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ore than a dozen women
sit in a half circle, watch-
ing as a slender woman
holds up a large,
pink vibrator, equipped with
a tickling rabbit.
A few women appear to
hang on her every word,
while others shift uncom-
fortably in their seats as she
flips on the buzzing vibra-
tors and begins passing them
around for closer inspection.
Some women examine the
toys from every angle, while
others quickly pass them on as
if it’s going to burn their hands.
The woman in front of the
room, Danielle Hay, is putting on
a Slumber Party — a gathering
of women in private homes where
sex toys are shown and purchased
much like housewares and cosmetics at
Tupperware and Mary Kay parties.
Slumber Parties — although desig-
nated to sell products — are designed
to educate and empower women to take
control of their sexuality, Hay said. On
this particular night, Hay is empow-
ering college-age women in
The home-based par-
ties offer women a
chance to view and test
some products exclu-
sive to Slumber Parties
in the company of their
friends rather than in a
public store, where they
could run into their profes-
sors or other people they know.
According to the Slumber Parties,
Inc. Web site,
www. s l umber-
parties.com, Kim Brecheen founded
Slumber Parties in 1993, after the adult
toy company she worked for failed. She
began working in the industry after
witnessing the overwhelming interest
from female friends.
Women become distributors by
being recruited by current distrib-
utors. A new distributor must
purchase a starter kit to become
an active in the company. A
kit starts at $250. Distributors
receive 40 percent off all retail
purchases; with each new
recruit they sign up, their
discount increases.
Hay began throwing
Slumber Parties in April
2006. The gig started as
a summer job before
Hay started medical
school at Kansas City
University of Medicine
and Biosciences.
Hay enjoyed the job so much she
decided to stick with it. Making $50 to
$100 an hour helped Hay save up for
“I’m able to work when I want to,”
Hay said. “I can schedule par-
ties around school.”
The pay and flexibility
weren’t the only rea-
sons Hay decided to
stay on.
“It’s a really fun job
and people really enjoy
attending parties,” Hay
After a year of throwing
parties, she has worked out
a routine. To start each presentation
she asks the women to pick designated
names for the male and female sex
This night, the women choose “twig”
for penis and “taco” for vagina. Hay
begins by showing novelties and
gag gifts.
Jayhawks, Tigers To meeT aT The “k”
The game will be a nonconference match-up between Kansas and Missouri because of the
neutral field. First pitch is at 7 p.m. at Kauffman Stadium, and tickets are $10.
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Outside the reaches
of our solar system,
discover a planet
with the potential
for life.
By NAthAN Gill
The University of Kansas School
of Engineering will offer two new
graduate degrees in bioengineer-
ing next semester, contributing to
the rapid growth of biosciences in
Kansas and the nation.
The two new degrees will be a
masters and doctoral of sciences in
Stuart Bell, dean of engineering,
said that bioengineering, the appli-
cation of mechanical processes to
the human body,
was one of the
fastest growing
fields of engi-
He said that
the growth in
the life scienc-
es industry in
Kansas, fueled in
part by millions
of dollars in state
investment in
universities and
start-up companies, was one of the
reasons for starting the new degree
“Our overriding goal is to match
up our programs with this regional
emphasis as well as our national
emphasis in bioengineering,” Bell
Glen Marotz, interim director of
bioengineering, said bioengineers
were in a people-serving profession.
He said the work of bioengineers
could include improving drug deliv-
ery and manufacturing methods to
developing better prostheses and
Marotz said the program was
the only such graduate program in
Kansas, and that it combined faculty
researchers and instructors from
the various engineering fields, such
as mechanical and chemical, and
medical fields like pharmacy and
biochemistry. He said the school had
been recruiting faculty for the pro-
gram for the last four or five years.
The school has also been renovat-
ing space in Learned Hall for a new
Bioengineering Research Center.
“We’re pre-
paring to see
pretty big
growth in this
area,” Marotz
Nickie Lee,
graduate recruit-
er for engineer-
ing, said that
10 graduate
students were
currently com-
mitted to KU
bioengineering for the fall, which
she said was good for the first crop
of students. She said many students
interested in the program were engi-
neers who had an interest in medi-
cine, but not patient care.
“We’ve definitely had a lot of inter-
est in it,” Lee said. “It seems to be an
up-and-coming popular degree.”
Kansan staf writer Nathan Gill
can be contacted at [email protected]
— Edited by Ryan Schneider
let’s talk about sex
Get skin deep in the wonderful world of
Slumber Parties, a land full of tickling rabbits,
vibrating sponges and arousing accessories.
PumP uP
the passion
story By AshlEE KiElEr
Photos By AmANdA sEllErs
see passion
on page 8a
By joE huNt
The Carpenters Union has been
protesting against the University
of Kansas employment of non-
union workers on the Wescoe Hall
Conversion project.
Members of the union have been
standing beside large banners that
read “Shame on the University of
Kansas” on the
corners of Bob
Billings Parkway
and Iowa Street,
as well as other
locations in
Lawrence since
April 16.
Jackie Hosey,
interim associate
director for news
and public rela-
tions, said the
University had
not heard directly from the union or
its members although the University
has a general idea of why the carpen-
ters are upset.
“We don’t know that much about
it,” Hosey said. “We haven’t received
any letters and we are not going to go
approach them.”
Union representative Pat
Stewart said that letters were
sent to Construction Design and
Management and the Office of
External Affairs. Stewart said the
union had problems with Midwest
Drywall Co. Inc, a sub-contrac-
tor hired by R.M.T. Construction
Company, which the University
hired to do the project.
“Midwest Drywall does not pay
an area standard wage, including
fully paying for and providing for
health care and pension to all their
carpenter craft employees on all
their projects,” Stewart said. “We’re
running a public awareness cam-
paign to spread that information.”
Stewart said the University should
still be held responsible even though
the University was not directly
responsible for hiring Midwest
Drywall, a Wichita-based company.
“No one is
allowed to insu-
late themselves
behind indepen-
dent contrac-
tors,” Stewart
Car pe nt e r s
holding up an
outside banner
were enthusiastic
about supporting
their union.
“If you get out
of this thing you’re lucky to have
your body parts working,” said Ed
Thormon, a carpenter who said he
had worked on campus buildings
for 26 years. “That’s why you need a
retirement and a pension.”
Stewart said that the protest would
go on until Midwest Drywall no lon-
ger worked on the project. He said
the union would consider running a
picket line at the construction site.
Midwest Drywall could not be
reached for comment on Tuesday.
Kansan staf writer joe hunt can
be contacted at [email protected]
— Edited by James Pinick
» construction
Contracted workers
stir union discontent
“Midwest Drywall does not pay
an area standard wage including
fully paying for and providing
for health care and pension.”
pat stewart
union representative
» engineering
School adds two
graduate degrees
“We’ve defnitely had a lot of
interest in it. It seems to be
an up-and-coming popular
nIckIe lee
Graduate recruiter for engineering
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“The defnition of a crazy per-
son is someone who does the
same thing over and over again,
while expecting new results.”
Regina Spektor, from her song,
“I cut of my hair.”
The Kama Sutra was written
in 400 A.D. as a summary of
one of the three goals of life of
ancient Hindi beliefs.
Source: PlannedParenthood.org
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are talking about? Here is a list
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stories from Kansan.com.
1. Grad student aims for
2. Dar(r/n)ell of the bench
3. Islam Week targets misun-
derstood beliefs
4. GSP-Corbin celebrate rich
5. Editorial: American dream
is no reality
The public event “Anime
Explosion! and It’s Cultural
Acceptance in the American
Mindset” will start at 9 a.m. at
the Simons Media Room in the
Dole Institute of Politics.
Ken Atkins will present the
lecture “The Dynamics of Strad-
dling Two Political Worlds: The
Ghana case” at 11:30 a.m. at
Alcove G in the Kansas Union.
The public event “Around the
World with the Peace Corps” will
be held at noon at Alcove C in
the Kansas Union.
Bill Lacy and Steven Jacques
will host the Pizza & Politics
seminar “The 2008 Presidential
Campaign” at 12:30 p.m. at 108
Green Hall.
Jef Bullington will present
the seminar “KUDU — Open
Access to Research Findings” at
3:30 p.m. at 525 Blake Hall.
The “Stand Up Stand Of”
Finals will be held at 7 p.m. at
Kansas Union Ballroom.
The KU Percussion Ensemble
will perform at 7:30 p.m. at 130
Murphy Hall.
Mineral found in Serbia
resembles kryptonite
A mineral recently discovered
in Serbia has the same composi-
tion as kryptonite — the fction-
al substance that robs Super-
man of his powers — the British
Museum said Tuesday. While the
material is not a perfect match,
its chemical breakdown is strik-
ingly similar.
A drill core of the unusual
mineral was unearthed in
Serbia by the mining group Rio
Tinto PLC.
The material is white,
powdery and not radioactive
— unlike the glowing green
crystals usually depicted in the
Superman comics. It will be
formally named Jadarite when
it is described in the European
Journal of Mineralogy later this
— Associated Press
Red Lyon Tavern
A touch of Irish in
downtown Lawrence
944 Mass. 832-8228
Ellen Stolle
By Rachel BuRchfield
Ellen Stolle, a double major in
biochemistry and genetics, wants to
become a surgeon one day.
Stolle, a Prairie Village junior,
already has experience in the medical
field as a volunteer at a local health
clinic and has also prepared herself
for her future career in another way.
Thanks to her busy schedule due to
her enormous amount of involve-
ment on campus, she is prepared to
handle her future career.
“I know that being a surgeon will
be demanding of my time, but as
busy as I’ve been here it won’t be too
hard to adjust,” she said. “My diverse
involvement will help me maintain
other things outside of my time-con-
suming career.”
Last week Stolle won the
Outstanding Woman Student in
Leadership Award from the Emily
Taylor Women’s Resource Center
and with good reason — not only is
Stolle a cheerleader and the president
of the Student Alumni Association,
she also held offices in her sorority,
Gamma Phi Beta, and is involved in
several other activities ranging from
the Board of Class Officers to the
Chemistry Club.
Stolle is a member of many honor
societies on campus and works
with the Office of Admissions and
Scholarships on its Hawk Talk pro-
gram. She said she never really con-
sidered herself a leader until she was
nominated by her sorority sisters
for the leadership award, which she
later won.
“It was a really big honor,” she
said. “That my peers thought that I
was doing the right thing made me
realize that I am a leader, and I have
an opportunity to influence younger
Stolle describes herself as a
motivator who tries to get others
involved. Getting involved at the
University wasn’t difficult for Stolle.
She was involved in high school at
Shawnee Mission East and because
the University of Kansas “felt like
home,” she said she wasn’t worried
about adjusting.
“It was easy to get involved with
so many different things,” she said.
To budget her time she relies
heavily on her planner, which is
filled with different things to do
every day.
“In my free time, I do what I need
to do for school,” she said. “I have
to stay organized to keep on top of
Though finding time for every-
thing can be challenging, Stolle said
that it was important to become
involved on campus.
“On a huge campus it is so easy
to get lost in your own little world,”
she said. “Being involved opens your
eyes to all kinds of people at KU from
all kids of different backgrounds.”
A year from now, she will be
preparing to graduate from the
University and move on to medical
school. She wants to be remem-
bered as someone who gave her all
in everything that she did and as
someone who encouraged others to
do the same.
“I want to be remembered as
well-rounded and someone who was
pretty involved,” she said. “I want to
be known as someone who put 100
percent into everything that I did,
and that I did everything that I could
while I was here and I gave other
students opportunities.”
— Edited by Ryan Schneider
Working like a dog
daily KU info
Pioneer Cemetery, which is
just south of the Lied Center,
contains the graves of early
Lawrence settlers, some as old
as 1855. The Kansas University
Endowment Association took
over management in the mid-
1960s and began allowing new
— Source: kuinfo.ku.edu
What do you think?
By jason BakeR
who do you think will win the nba playoffs?
Jordan Guth
Plano, texas, sophomore
“Without question the Dallas
Mavericks. Dirk, Jason Terry, Jerry
Stackhouse and Josh Howard all
the way.”
Brea hall
Kansas City, Kan., senior
“Cleveland Cavaliers. I think LeBron
has the heart to take his team far.”
Jordan Johnson
Fredonia senior
“Mavericks. I think Dirk is the difer-
ence maker on that team.”
aliCe hoWey
leavenworth junior
“I think the Heat could win, they do
have Dwyane Wade.”
As a reward, Trooper Chris Waters plays ball with his dog silas after walking a couple of miles along a creek bed looking for a suspect that ran from the police tuesday in fort smith, ark.
Tuesday’s The University
Daily Kansan contained an
error. The article, “GSP-Corbin
celebrates Traditions Week,”
should have said Ashleah Smith
was a desk manager for GSP.
wednesday, april 25, 2007
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MEXICO CITY — Mexico City
lawmakers voted to legalize abor-
tion Tuesday, a decision likely to
influence policies and health prac-
tices across Mexico and other parts
of heavily Roman Catholic Latin
The proposal, approved 46-19,
with one abstention, would take effect
with the expected signing by the fed-
eral district’s leftist mayor. But abor-
tion opponents have already vowed
to appeal the law to the Supreme
Court, a move likely to extend the
bitter and emotional debate in this
predominantly Catholic nation.
The law alarmed Mexico’s conser-
vative ruling party and prompted the
Vatican to send its top anti-abortion
campaigner to the Mexican capital.
Nationally, Mexico allows abor-
tion only in cases of rape, severe
birth defects or if the woman’s life
is at risk, and doctors sometimes
even deny the procedure under
those circumstances. The new law
will require city hospitals to provide
the procedure and opens the way for
private abortion clinics. Girls under
18 would have to get their parents’
The procedure will be almost free
for poor or insured city residents,
but is unlikely to attract patients
from the United States, where later-
term abortion is legal in many states.
Under the Mexico City law, abortion
after 12 weeks would be punished by
three to six months in jail.
BAGHDAD, Iraq — An al-Qaida-
linked group claimed Tuesday that
it used “new methods” in staging a
double suicide bombing with dump
trucks that blasted a paratrooper
outpost in volatile Diyala province,
killing nine Americans from the
82nd Airborne Division and wound-
ing 20.
The attack underscored the abil-
ity of guerrillas of the Sunni Arab-
dominated insurgency to wage war
in Iraq four years after the U.S.-led
invasion, and it came in a region that
has seen violence escalate since U.S.
and Iraqi troops launched the secu-
rity crackdown in Baghdad.
The first truck hit outlying con-
crete barriers surrounding the out-
post at Sadah and exploded after
soldiers opened fire. A second truck
rammed into the wrecked vehicles,
dragging it and other rubble before
it exploded 30 yards from the build-
ing housing the post’s troops, said Lt.
Col. Michael Donnelly, U.S. military
spokesman in north Iraq.
According to a senior Pentagon
official, at least some of the casualties
may have been caused by two walls
of the former two-story schoolhouse
collapsing from Monday’s blast. The
official said 15 of the wounded sol-
diers had returned to duty.
All the casualties were in the 5th
Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment,
3rd Brigade Combat Team, which
has been conducting operations in
largely impoverished villages in the
April is now the deadliest month
of the year for the U.S. military.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The
U.S. military filed a murder charge
Tuesday against the Canadian son
of an alleged al-Qaida financier,
who was captured at age 15 in
Afghanistan and has spent almost
five years at the U.S. military prison
at Guantanamo Bay.
Omar Khadr, now 20, allegedly
joined the Taliban in Afghanistan
and threw a grenade that killed
a U.S. Green Beret soldier in July
2002. He was captured as he lay
wounded after that firefight at an
al-Qaida compound in eastern
The U.S. military charged him
with murder, attempted murder,
providing support to terrorism,
conspiracy and spying under rules
for military trials adopted last year
and first used to try David Hicks,
the Australian sentenced to nine
months in prison after pleading
The military said the Toronto-
born Khadr would be arraigned
within 30 days. He faces a maxi-
mum penalty of life imprisonment.
Khadr’s Pentagon-appointed
defense attorney, Marine Lt. Col.
Colby Vokey, said the U.S. would
become the first country in mod-
ern history to try a war crimes
suspect who was a child at the
time of the alleged violations. The
conspiracy charge is based on acts
allegedly committed when Khadr
was younger than 10, Vokey said.
The attorney urged Canada and
the United States to negotiate a
“political resolution” of the case
to spare Khadr from a guaranteed
conviction by “one of the greatest
show trials on earth.”
Opponents of the detention cen-
ter at Guantanamo Bay criticized
authorities for subjecting Khadr to
the same mili-
tary trial sys-
tem as adult
terror sus-
pects. In any
other conflict,
he would have
been treated as
a child soldier,
said Jumana
Musa, advo-
cacy director
of Amnesty
“This was, in fact, a child,”
Musa said. “From the begin-
ning, he was never treated in
accordance with his age. He was
treated like any adult taken into
A Pentagon spokesman, Navy
Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon, said Khadr
must be held accountable.
“The Defense Department will
continue to uphold the law and
bring unlawful enemy combatants
to justice through the military com-
missions process,” he said.
The U.S. military said Khadr
hurled a grenade that killed Army
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Speer,
28, of Albuquerque, N.M., and
wounded Army Sgt. Layne Morris,
of West Jordan, Utah. The charges
say those acts were carried out “in
violation of the law of war,” but did
not elaborate.
Speer’s widow and Morris filed a
civil lawsuit against Khadr and his
father. In February, a judge awarded
them $102.6 million.
The mili-
tary alleges
that Khadr
also conducted
surveillance of
U.S. troops and
planted land
mines targeting
American con-
Khadr alleg-
edly received a
month of basic
training from al-
Qaida in June 2002 that included
the use of rocket-propelled gre-
nades, rifles, pistols and explo-
sives, according to the charge sheet
signed by Susan J. Crawford, the
convening authority for the mili-
tary commissions.
Several of Khadr’s family mem-
bers have been accused of ties to
Islamic extremists. His Egyptian-
born father, Ahmad Said al-Khadr,
was killed in Pakistan in 2003
alongside senior al-Qaida opera-
tives. Canada is holding Khadr’s
brother Abdullah on a U.S. extradi-
tion warrant accusing him of sup-
plying weapons to al-Qaida.
Anti-abortion activists, wearing skull masks, protest near the City Legislature onTuesday in Mexico City as legislators prepare to vote on legalizing
abortion this Tuesday. The proposal, which would take efect with the leftist mayor’s expected signature, has alarmed Mexico’s conservative ruling party
and prompted the Vatican to send its top anti-abortion campaigner to the Mexican capital.
» Law
U.S. military charges minor
» aL-Qaida
Suicide bombing kills nine Americans
Mexico City legalizes abortions
» war crimes
Al-Qaida-trained teenager allegedly threw grenade at soldier
“From the beginning, he was
never treated in accordance with
his age. He was treated like any
adult taken into custody.”
jumana musa
amnesty International
NEWS 4A wednesday, april 25, 2007
AssoCIAtEd PREss
Ranger who was with Pat Tillman
when the former football star
was cut down by friendly fire in
Afghanistan said Tuesday a com-
manding officer had ordered him to
keep quiet about what happened.
The military at first portrayed
Tillman’s death as the result of
heroic combat with the enemy.
Army Spc. Bryan O’Neal told a
congressional hearing that when he
got the chance to talk to Tillman’s
brother, who had been in a nearby
convoy on the fateful day, “I was
ordered not to tell him what hap-
“You were ordered not to tell
him?” repeated Rep. Henry
Waxman (D-Calif.), chairman of
the House Committee on Oversight
and Government Reform.
“Roger that, Sir,” replied O’Neal,
dressed in his Army uniform.
The revelation came as com-
mittee members questioned wheth-
er, and when, top Defense offi-
cials and the White House knew
that Tillman’s death in eastern
Afghanistan three years ago was
actually a result of gunfire from fel-
low U.S. soldiers.
Tillman’s death received world-
wide attention because he had
walked away from a huge contract
with the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals
to enlist in the Army after the Sept.
11 terrorist attacks.
His family was initially misled
by the Pentagon and did not learn
the truth for more than a month.
Tillman was awarded a Silver Star
based on fabricated accounts —
who fabricated them still isn’t clear
after several investigations.
“We don’t know what the sec-
retary of defense knew, we don’t
know what the White House knew,”
Waxman said. “What we do know is
these were not a series of accidents,
these stories. They were calcula-
tedly put out for a public relations
purpose. ... Even now there seems
to be a cover-up.”
Kevin Tillman was in a convoy
behind his older brother, a former
NFL star, on April 22, 2004, when
Pat Tillman was mistakenly shot
by other Army Rangers who had
just emerged from a canyon where
they’d been fired upon. Kevin
Tillman didn’t see what happened.
O’Neal said he was ordered not
to tell him by then-Lt. Col. Jeff
Bailey, the battalion commander
who oversaw Tillman’s platoon.
“He basically just said, Sir, that
uh, ‘Do not let Kevin know, he’s
probably in a bad place knowing
that his brother’s dead,’ ” O’Neal
testified. “He made it known that I
would get in trouble, Sir, if I spoke
with Kevin.”
O’Neal said he was “quite
appalled” by the order.
Bailey’s superior officer, then-
Col. James C. Nixon, has testified to
the Defense Department’s inspector
general that he ordered that infor-
mation on the facts of Tillman’s
death be shared with as few peo-
ple as possible so that the Tillman
family would not learn those facts
through news media leaks. That,
in turn, shaped Bailey’s guidance to
his troops.
The Army said initially that
Tillman was killed by enemy gun-
fire while trying to help another
group of ambushed soldiers. The
family was not told what really hap-
pened until May 29, 2004, a delay
the Army blamed on procedural
Kevin Tillman and Tillman’s
mother, Mary Tillman, also testi-
fied Tuesday but were not in the
room when O’Neal spoke.
Susan Walsh/ Associated Press
Kevin Tillman, brother of NFL star-turned-Army Ranger Pat Tillman, who was killed by
friendly-fre in Afghanistan, testifes Tuesday before the House Oversight and Government
Reform hearing.
Salvatore Di Nolf/ASSociATeD PReSS
Swiss astrophysicist and director of the Geneva observatory, Michel Mayor, left, and Swiss astrophysicist Stephane Udry, right, hold an
artist rendering on Tuesday showing the planetary system around the red dwarf Gliese 581. Mayor and Udry have discovered a planet outside our solar
system that is potentially as habitable as Earth, at left, with similar temperatures, they announced.
AssoCIAtEd PREss
WASHINGTON — For the first
time astronomers have discovered a
planet outside our solar system that
is potentially habitable, with Earth-
like temperatures, a find researchers
described Tuesday as a big step in
the search for “life in the universe.”
The planet is just the right size,
might have water in liquid form, and
in galactic terms is relatively nearby
at 120 trillion miles away. But the
star it closely orbits, known as a “red
dwarf,” is much smaller, dimmer and
cooler than our sun.
There’s still a lot that is unknown
about the new planet, which could
be deemed inhospitable to life once
more is known about it. And it’s
worth noting that scientists’ require-
ments for habitability count Mars in
that category: a size relatively similar
to Earth’s with temperatures that
would permit liquid water. However,
this is the first outside our solar sys-
tem that meets those standards.
“It’s a significant step on the way
to finding possible life in the uni-
verse,” said University of Geneva
astronomer Michel Mayor, one of 11
European scientists on the team that
found the planet. “It’s a nice discov-
ery. We still have a lot of questions.”
The results of the discovery have
not been published but have been
submitted to the journal Astronomy
and Astrophysics.
Alan Boss, who works at the
Carnegie Institution of Washington
where a U.S. team of astronomers
competed in the hunt for an Earth-
like planet, called it “a major mile-
stone in this business.”
The planet was discovered by the
European Southern Observatory’s
telescope in La Silla, Chile, which
has a special instrument that splits
light to find wobbles in different
wave lengths. Those wobbles can
reveal the existence of other worlds.
What they
revealed is a
planet circling
the red dwarf
star, Gliese 581.
Red dwarfs are
low-energy, tiny
stars that give off
dim red light and
last longer than
stars like our sun.
Until a few years
ago, astronomers
didn’t consider
these stars as possible hosts of plan-
ets that might sustain life.
The discovery of the new planet,
named 581 c, is sure to fuel studies
of planets circling similar dim stars.
About 80 percent of the stars near
Earth are red dwarfs.
The new planet is about five times
heavier than Earth. Its discoverers
aren’t certain if it is rocky like Earth
or if its a frozen ice ball with liquid
water on the surface. If it is rocky
like Earth, which is what the prevail-
ing theory proposes, it has a diame-
ter about 1 1/2 times bigger than our
planet. If it is an iceball, as Mayor
suggests, it would be even bigger.
Based on theory, 581 c should
have an atmosphere, but what’s in
that atmosphere is still a mystery and
if it’s too thick that could make the
planet’s surface temperature too hot,
Mayor said. However, the research
team believes the average tempera-
ture to be somewhere between 32
and 104 degrees
and that set off
c e l e b r a t i o ns
among astrono-
Until now,
all 220 planets
a s t r o n o me r s
have found out-
side our solar
system have had
the “Goldilocks
p r o b l e m . ”
They’ve been too
hot, too cold or just plain too big and
gaseous, like uninhabitable Jupiter.
The new planet seems just right
— or at least that’s what scientists
“This could be very important,”
said NASA astrobiology expert Chris
McKay, who wasn’t part of the dis-
covery team. “It doesn’t mean there
is life, but it means it’s an Earth-like
planet in terms of potential habit-
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“It’s a signifcant step on the
way to fnding possible life in
the universe. It’s a nice
discovery. “
Michel Mayor
astronomer, University of Geneva
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PHILADELPHIA — A classic-car
broker who swindled actor Nicolas
Cage and other clients before he
was caught in Spain was sentenced
Tuesday to five years in prison and
$1.8 million in restitution.
Peter Brotman, 47, of Oaks, sold
collectables such
as a 1964 Rolls-
Royce, a 1988
Aston Martin
and a 1954 Jaguar
on consignment,
then kept the
money or used it
to pay off earlier
Cage, identi-
fied in the 14-
count indict-
ment as “N.C.,”
lost $300,000 in April 2004 when
Brotman didn’t send him the full
proceeds from the sale of three
Ferraris and a Cobra.
“The guy was extremely
knowledgeable in the classic-car
industry,” Assistant U.S. Attorney
Floyd J. Miller said after the sen-
tencing hearing. “It’s a very insu-
lar community of mostly wealthy
people. They have these auctions
at Pebble Beach, Monte Carlo,
other places where the rich and
famous meet.”
Brotman also defrauded Willow
Grove Bank out of $950,000 it lent
him to run his suburban Philadelphia
business, Pennsylvania Motor Sports,
prosecutors said.
He apologized in court Tuesday
to his victims, saying he had made
poor decisions,
defense lawyer
Noah Gorson
G o r s o n
argued in court
papers that
Brotman went to
Europe to pursue
work so he could
repay them. At
one point, he
pledged the pro-
ceeds of a $450
million art deal he hoped to bro-
ker, but questions arose about the
authenticity of the 93 pieces.
Gorson, in the filings, blamed the
financial scam on his client’s “cash-
flow problems.”
Brotman, who has been detained,
pleaded guilty in January to 14 mail-,
wire- and bank-fraud counts.
» legal troubles
LONDON — George Michael
must appear in court on drug
charges a day before a sellout con-
cert at London’s
new Wembley
Stadium, a dis-
trict judge ruled
The 43-
year-old sing-
er, whose real
name is George
P a n a y i o t o u ,
was arrested in
October. He faces
charges of driving
under the influ-
ence of drugs.
His trial starts May 8, followed
by May 30, May 31 and June 8 hear-
Michael will play the first concert
at Wembley Stadium on June 9.
District Judge Katherine Marshall
rejected an application for Michael
to be allowed to be absent through-
out the trial.
Marshall said she wanted
Michael to be in court May 8 and
would be will-
ing, if he didn’t
wish to remain
at the trial,
to bail him to
reappear on the
final day.
“He is around
in the area
because I believe
he is appear-
ing at Wembley
Stadium. I do
not think he will
have any dif-
ficulty in being here on June 8,”
Marshall said.
Michael rose to fame in the 1980s
as half of the duo Wham! before
starting his solo career.
NEW YORK — It’s nothing but
the best for Sean “Diddy” Combs
and his fragrance Unforgivable
Multi Platinum.
The new cologne is a lim-
ited edition, ramped-up version
of Unforgivable, which Combs
introduced last year and saw
climb to one of the top launches
of 2006.
“In the world of fragrances,
perfumes and colognes, the actual
products we use are based on `the
juice.’ There are different grades of
`juice,’ ” Combs said during a recent
telephone interview. “This is the
luxury version.”
Even at $65 for 2.5 ounces, $10
more than the regular version,
Unforgivable Multi Platinum is
likely to be in short supply.
“I’m definitely attracted to some-
thing that won’t be around a long
time,” Combs said.
With notes of bergamot and
iris, this scent might be more
subtle than consumers would
expect from Combs, who, despite
his fashion credentials with his
Sean John clothing line, really
made his mark on the world in
rap music.
“I think a lot of my Sean John
stuff is understated, and my style
evolution has become more elegant.
... I’m more in the luxury lane now,”
he said.
So what could this suave gentle-
man who wears an elegant cologne
be missing? A female companion
who wears an equally complex
Unforgivable Woman will be in
stores this fall.
It’ll have notes of bergamot,
grapefruit and piña colada — smells
from a hot tropical night.
“This is the woman that the
Unforgivable man dreams about.
She’s strong, a leader, sensual. She’s
quiet. When you see her, you can’t
stop thinking about her,” Combs
» swindled
Nicolas Cage lost $300,000 when a classic-car broker withheld the full proceeds fromthe sale
of three Ferraris and a Cobra. The broker was caught in Spain and sentenced in Philadelphia on
Tuesday to fve years in prison and $1.8 million in restitution.
“They have these auctions at
Pebble Beach, Monte Carlo,
other places where the rich and
famous meet.”
Floyd miller
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Car broker defrauds stars
Singer juggles trial
with tour dates
Performing won’t be an excuse for singer George Michael to miss his court date. Michael must
appear in court on drug charges a day before a sellout concert at London’s newWembley stadium, a
British district judge ruled onTuesday.
» sense with scents
Diddy’s fragrance goes platinum
“He is around in the area
because I believe he is appear-
ing at Wembley Stadium. I don’t
think he will have any difculty
in being here on June 8.”
KAtherine mArShAll
district Judge
entertainment 6a wednesday, april 25, 2007
» horoscope
10 is the easiest day, 0 the most
Aries (March 21-April 19)
Today is an 8
Good deeds you’ve done in the
past are repaid by those you
helped. You won’t have to ask once
they know where you are and
what you’re doing. Welcome the
TAurus (April 20-May 20)
Today is a 6
Don’t let your temper take control,
that could cause calamity. Use
tact and build your resources. You
already have more than they think.
GeMini (May 21-June 21)
Today is a 7
You’re doing what you’re doing for
love. You’d better be, anyway. Don’t
even think about the money. It’ll
come in naturally, as it’s needed, if
you curb extravagance.
cAncer (June 22-July 22)
Today is an 8
Continue to provide what’s
requested, and ask for what you’re
due. You could get more than
agreed upon, no treachery is re-
quired. Employ your natural charm.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
Today is a 7
The problem is, you’re not quite
free to do what you want to do.
You’re not all that interested in
what you should be doing, either.
But you’re cute and lucky. All ends
VirGo (Aug. 23-sept. 22)
Today is a 5
Finish a domestic project you’ve
wanted but couldn’t aford. You
can fnd what you need, some of
which is in your own attic. If you
don’t have an attic, check the base-
ment and garage.
LibrA (sept. 23-oct. 22)
Today is a 6
There will be confusion. Do your
best to prevent collisions. The over-
all outcome is positive, but getting
there is complicated.
scorpio (oct. 23-nov. 21)
Today is an 8
It won’t be lonely at the top for
very long. You’ll soon have more
friends than ever before. Keep your
wallet in your pocket.
sAGiTTArius (nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Today is a 7
Push past the old limitations you’d
set for yourself. Don’t be afraid;
you know a lot more than you did
cApricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
Today is a 7
Taking care of business is second
nature for you. Explain the value
of sticking to a budget by setting a
good example. Younger people are
AquArius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Today is a 5
Keep your most important con-
versations private, for now. Make
sure your plans are fully developed
before you inform the troops.
pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Today is an 8
Something you do now makes oth-
ers respect you even more. Don’t
leave this to chance; knock yourself
out to take care of others.
» chicken sTrip
» DAMAGeD circus
Film critic plans return
to public eye at festival
CHICAGO — Roger Ebert plans
to attend his annual festival for
overlooked movies this week, re-
turning to public view for the frst
time since having cancer surgery.
The 64-year-old flm critic had
surgery June 16 to remove a
cancerous growth on his salivary
gland. He also had emergency
surgery July 1 after a blood vessel
burst near the site of the operation.
In a column in Tuesday’s Chi-
cago Sun-Times, Ebert wrote that
what happened was cancer of the
salivary gland had spread to his
right lower jaw. A segment of the
mandible was removed, and two
operations to replace that segment
were both unsuccessful, “leading to
unanticipated bleeding.”
A tracheostomy, which opens
an airway through an incision in
the windpipe, was done, meaning
Ebert cannot speak.
“The doctors now plan an
approach that does not involve
the risk of unplanned bleeding.
If all goes well, my speech will be
restored,” he wrote.
Ebert will watch the ninth
annual Overlooked Film Festival,
which begins Wednesday night at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign, from the audience. “I
will be wearing a gauze bandage
around my neck, and my mouth
will be seen to droop.”
“I was told photos of me in this
condition would attract the gossip
papers,” he wrote. “So what?”
Ebert wrote that friends were
worried about unfattering photos
of him being taken and unkind
comments being written. He wrote
that he doesn’t care. “We spend too
much time hiding illness.”
He has co-hosted the “Ebert &
Roeper” television show with fel-
low Sun-Times columnist Richard
Roeper since 2000. Film critics and
flmmakers have been subbing
for Ebert during his recovery.
Nelson, tour manager
plead guilty to possession
Willie Nelson and his tour
manager were spared jail time
Tuesday after pleading guilty to a
misdemeanor count of marijuana
Nelson and tour manager David
Anderson, along with Nelson’s
sister, Bobbie Nelson, and two
drivers, were issued citations on
Sept. 18 after state troopers said
they found marijuana and hal-
lucinogenic mushrooms on the
country legend’s tour bus during a
commercial-vehicle inspection on
Interstate 10.
State District Judge Paul
deMahy fned Nelson and Ander-
son $1,024 each and put both on
probation for six months. As part
of a plea agreement, the cita-
tion against Bobbie Nelson was
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Trouble is brew-
ing in our nation’s
capital — so goes
the storyline of
our national press
corps, anyway.
The current
debate over the
pending war
spending bill,
the symbolic
battleground for
President Bush and
his Congressional
opponents, is
being billed in the
national media as a “showdown” of
titanic proportions, a “fierce clash”
between opposing ideologies that
will determine who holds sway in
post-midterm Washington. In short,
it’s a legislative skirmish that will
alter our war policy for the foresee-
able future.
Unfortunately for those engaged
in an actual, tangible clash overseas,
this debate is a showdown in name
only, a nominal and semantic fight
over who can make the best case to
the voters in 2008. The Democrats,
their bill already laden with the kind
of earmarked pork they promised to
purge from Congress, see the instal-
lation of benchmarks and timetables
as the best way to become the party
that supports soldiers the most.
President Bush, apparently psycho-
logically incapable to accept any
kind of compromise, lest he be seen
as conceding, promises to veto any
bill that includes those benchmarks.
This “debate” is nothing more than
an electoral chicken run, with each
side hoping the other bails first.
Meanwhile, the actual war drags
on and on, mostly out of sight and
mind for American voters, a product
of the almost total absence of shared
sacrifice. Most of us are asked to give
little to nothing to
the war effort,
keeping us from
emotional invest-
ment beyond the
ideological. New
tactics are rolled
out every few
months by war
planners in an
effort to stem the
tide of violence, a
sort of New Coke
way of policy-
making that is so
far failing. Futile
strategies become little more than
pop culture buzzwords for myopic
planning, while touring politicians
praise the “openness” of street mar-
kets as they are protected by scores
of accompanying soldiers.
As we have disturbingly seen so
many times before, what was sup-
posed to be political debate has
instead devolved into political the-
ater, a scripted competition between
two sets of performers. Each side
jockeys for linguistic position,
speaking in lofty platitudes about
the “signs of progress” and “failure
of leadership,” while each clamors
to be seen, in carefully refined voter
research, as the party with the most
support for troops.
Young people are weary of the
war, and not simply because we
grew up in what has been termed
a “holiday from history.” We are
depressed instead by the shifting
foundations, absence of feasible
ideas and prospects for the future.
While our elected leaders bloviate,
the hopes of young citizens grow
dimmer and dimmer.
— McKay Stangler for the
editorial board
MtV doesn’t follow its own original motto
» commentary
Recently I saw a commercial
for some multicolored phone as
anorexic looking as its intended
purchaser, and in this commer-
cial I heard a song entitled “Love
Today” by Mika. Hearing this
song reminded me of when, a few
months back, some friends of mine
had heard this song on a commer-
cial on MTV promoting either the
Real World, Road Rules or one of
the competition programs between
the two. When I realized it was the
same song I’d heard months before
on MTV, I thought “Man, those
people at MTV sure know their
music.” Then I realized that was the
most ridiculous thought I have had
in my entire life. Of course MTV
should know their music. My sur-
prise made me realize how long it
had been since I completely wrote
them off as a waste of time.
When MTV debuted in 1981 it
was amazing. It rode on the new
technology of
cable and only
played music, kept
a generation up
with the pulse of
the industry. It
seemed to main-
tain the integrity
of this pursuit for
years afterwards,
just playing music, as its name
seems to suggest. In the late 1980s
it created new programs which,
although not entirely music, did at
least relate. Shows like “Yo MTV
Raps!” deviated from the straight-
up music video approach, but at
least focused on music. Even into
the early 1990s, shows like “Beavis
and Butthead” showed the two talk-
ing about music videos.
Then one event occurred that
changed the purpose of the channel
forever. “The Real World,” about
seven people who know little to
nothing about
music “picked to
live in a house to
find out what hap-
pens when people
stop being polite
and start getting
real,” first aired in
1992. For the past
16 years, MTV
has had little more than “unscript-
ed” footage of drunk people yelling
at each other in a house, or an RV,
filled out with occasional asinine
and unnecessarily provocative dat-
ing shows. Oh, and “Jackass.”
To be fair they have heard the
cries of the disappointed masses
over the sweet melody of cheap
production costs and ever increas-
ing ad revenue from everyone
wanting to cash in on that hip teen
demographic. Even as far back as
1985, they debuted VH1 to take
some of the music playing bur-
den, and then again in 1996 with
MTV2. But just like their predeces-
sor, these stations have left their
intended paths and become a col-
lection of cultural retrospectives,
and MTV reruns and cast-offs
I understand that it’s nothing
new to criticize MTV for apparent-
ly forgetting what the first letter of
their name stands for. It’s not unlike
something the comedian Todd
Barry said of roasting Chevy Chase.
That it’s “not so much like shooting
fish in a barrel, as looking at fish in
a barrel, or being somewhere near a
barrel.” It’s just that it’s dishearten-
ing to see the tiniest glimmer of
MTV’s past glory and purpose, but
only as a means of promoting the
crap that corrupted it.
White is a River City, Iowa
sophomore in journalism and
By zAch whitE
kansan columnist
[email protected]
Grant Snider/KanSan
Students should be provided with free forums of expression to prevent isolation
I think back to Columbine
almost eight years ago. I remember
the shock that gripped me imme-
diately afterwards. I literally had
no idea how such a thing could
happen outside of the “Well the guy
was just crazy” stock response. The
vicious shooting occurred in the
spring in Littleton, Colo., a quiet
middle-class suburban town. Of all
places, why did it happen there?
Fast-forward to the spring of 2007,
and here we are again asking the
same question after the Virginia
Tech shootings.
I have noticed one recurring
theme with these school shoot-
ings. In an Associated Press article
about the Virginia Tech shooter
what most stood out to me was that
he was described as a “loner.” This
is the same way the Columbine
shooters were described in 1999.
Coincidence? I think not.
It’s isolation that is the driving
force behind school shootings. In
this specific case, like Columbine,
the specific culprit was again sub-
According to the AP article the
shooter grew up in suburbia. This
repressive environment is the one I
was subjected to for almost fifteen
years. This was the place where
anything thoughtful or controver-
sial often received a “you can’t talk
about that here” or “moving on”
from both students and teachers.
What both the Columbine and
Virginia Tech massacres illustrate
is the problem of silencing people’s
voices either through insistence
that what they have to say doesn’t
matter, or by complacence without
an opportunity to get ideas out in
the form of a public forum. My
high school was considered one
of the best in the country, and the
school only sanctioned a literary
magazine that came out once a
year and a newspaper that was not
receptive to controversial issues.
Likewise, this alienated many peo-
ple. The Virginia Tech shooter too,
grew up in suburbia and became a
creative writer, probably because he
felt he had no voice at school.
The persistent message of “We
really don’t care who you are,” was
one that dominated my high school
and angered others. Perhaps this
is what the shooter was thinking
when he opened fire on that crowd-
ed classroom. Whatever the case,
he no longer viewed these people as
people, which justified this behav-
ior to him. No pattern to the killing
emerged following the shooting,
though according to a note he left
he cited “rich kids,” “debauchery”
and “deceitful charlatans” as people
he rallied against.
In conclusion, what I take from
the Virginia Tech shootings is the
story of a 23-year-old man fighting
for an identity in an environment
that repeatedly told him his identity
doesn’t matter. What we can learn
from this is that if we do not pro-
vide students with a public forum
to stretch their creative wills they
will turn to violence expressing all
of their pain in greater and greater
Nick Mangiaracina
Lenexa junior
Youth fnd little
hope in politics
Young people are weary of the
war, and not simply because
we grew up in what has been
termed a ‘holiday from history.’
We are depressed instead by the
shifting foundations, absence of
feasible ideas and prospects for
the future.
White is a River City, Iowa
sophomore in journalism and
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Pulling out the “World’s Smallest
Condom” evokes laughter from the
group. Hay holds up “Peter
Lipstick,” lipstick in the
shape of a “twig,” one
of her most popular
gifts. “Peter Lipstick”
sells for $5, making
it one of the least
expensive purchases.
She then moves on
through the relaxation
and romance enhance-
ment products includ-
ing products like the
“Pulsa Bath,” a kind of
vibrating sponge, and the
“Love Swing,” designed to
allow couples to achieve
new sexual positions. The
“Pulsa Bath” sells for $13,
where as the Love Swing, one
of the company’s most expen-
sive toys, goes for $130.
“Customers are always sur-
prised when they see products
from TV,” Hay said of the “Love
Swing,” which was featured on an
episode of “Sex and the City”.
Hay even provides product sam-
ples for the women to try, such
as “Bosom
Buddy,” a
lotion that
i ncreas es
sensi t i v-
ity when
appl i e d
to nip-
ples but
d o u -
bles as
a lip
moi s -
t ur i zer.
A 2-ounce
bottle sells for $8.50.
Hay hands out Q-tips with a
touch of “Bosom Buddy” asking the
more daring women to apply it to
their nipples and the shyer ones to
their lips.
She tells them that Slumber
Parties even offers a product for
those interested in recreating
the whipped-
bi ki ni
f r o m
t h e
mo v i e
“Varsity Blues.” “Top
It Off,” a non-dairy sugar
free whipped topping, won’t melt
from a person’s body heat, she said.
Hay reminds the women to
never use real dairy products in
their “tacos” because it increases
the chance of yeast infections. “Top
It Off ” offers a yeast infection-free
bikini for $11.
After Hay completes the romance
enhancement portion of the
party, she takes a break to
change her display. The
women mingle in the kitchen
to devour strawberry dai-
quiris and cupcakes frosted
with “twigs.”
A small line forms for
the bathroom, where
Hay has placed samples
of “X-Scream” and
“Nympho Niagra,” the
company’s two best-
selling products at
Slumber Parties,
according to the
company’s Web
site. Each prod-
uct guarantees
an increase in
arousal to get
a woman’s
“taco” raring
to go. A 1-ounce
jar of either product sells for
After the intermission it’s
time for the big toys — the bed-
room accessories, as Hay calls
them, which carry a
shock value
for most
of her cli-
ents. “The
Quiver,” a vibrator
resembling a cac-
tus, has the power
to take the women’s
breath away. The cac-
tus like needles act as
French ticklers, Hay
says. The Quiver sells
for $102.
Education is a large
part of Slumber Parties says
Hay, who tells the women about
four ways
they can
o r g a s m:
clitoral, vagi-
nal, G-spot and
the erogenous
butt cheek.
“I believe part of
my job is to educate
the truth about sex to
help enhance some-
one’s life,” Hay said.
“The Triple Treat,”
which has finger-like
extensions, guaran-
t e e s three orgasms, she says.
The orgasms come with a price tag
of $35.
For those not interest-
ed in the phallic-
shaped bedroom
accessories, the
“Tongue Teaser” is
available. The real-
istic, three-speed
tongue costs $36.
Although men
aren’t allowed to
attend Slumber
Parties, the women
can purchase the
few products avail-
able for male plea-
sure. The “Super
Stretch,” a silicone
sleeve designed to go
around a man’s “twig,”
offers the opportunity
for the women to “take
the night off ”, Hay said.
A night off costs $25.
With the vibrators col-
lected into an odd-shaped
pile on the floor, Hay ends
her presentation. Sales,
however, take place in pri-
Slumber Parties prides itself on
confidentiality for clients, Hay said.
This is why at the end of the party
purchases take place in a one-on-one
session in a different room.
During the private meeting a
woman can try on Hay’s limited sup-
ply of lingerie. Hay offers a discount
if the women show at least one party
guest the outfit. Each distribu-
tor chooses their own supply of
Hay said her decision to
become a Slumber Parties dis-
tributor wasn’t all about money.
She liked the idea of educating
women about their needs in
the bedroom.
Each Slumber Parties
distributor is trained to sell
company products. Hay
received a DVD and litera-
ture explaining the prod-
ucts available.
“The video and pam-
phlets explained in great
detail the products, from
their ingredients to their
suggested uses,” Hay
Hay said the knowledge she
has gained from medical school also
helped her educate her clients.
However, Dennis Dailey, profes-
sor emeritus of social welfare and
longtime teacher of a University of
Kansas class on human sexuality,
had his concerns with the informa-
tion provided by the company at
such parties.
“People who do these are sales
people, selling a product,” Dailey
said. “They could be giving
inaccurate advice.”
He said, for example, that
there was only one type of
orgasm but numerous ways
to achieve an orgasm,
contradicting what Hay
said about four kinds of
The parties are
clearly private and
more comfortable
than going to stores,
Dailey said.
Austyn Boyett,
Lenexa senior
who attended
a Slumber
Party held by
Hay, said she
wouldn’t be as
comfortable going to a
public store as would be at a house
“It’s a great way to hang out with
your friends and learn some things
you didn’t know before,” Boyett said.
While stores offer
similar products,
Hay said Slumber
Parties sells sex toys
you couldn’t find else-
Hay recalled having
a one client who had
purchased a bedroom
accessory from an
adult novelty store but
was clueless on how to
use it properly until she
attended a party.
“Helping to fulfill cli-
ents’ needs inside and out-
side of the bedroom is my
job responsibility,” Hay said.
Slumber Parties carry
products from massage oils to
vibrators to meet every client’s
sexual needs.
Kansan staf writer Ashlee Kiel-
er can be contacted at [email protected]
— Edited by Stacey Couch
passion (continued from 1A)
NEWS 8A wednesday, april 25, 2007
Rain, snow, tornadoes
pummel Midwest states
DENVER — A storm system piled
more than a foot of snow on the
Colorado foothills Tuesday and hit
the Plains with violent thunder-
storms, fooding rainfall and hail.
A tornado damaged several
buildings near the small town of
Wild Horse about 110 miles south-
east of Denver, but no injuries were
reported, the Cheyenne County
Sherif’s Department said. The
department did not immediately
have details on damage.
“I was terrifed,” said Wild Horse
resident William Skinner, 47, of
Wild Horse. “It was right there, by
my neighbor’s, just about 200 feet
A second twister was reported
near the Colorado-Kansas line
about 35 miles east of Wild Horse,
but there were no immediate
High winds caused some dam-
age in the Dallas-Forth Worth area,
and two tornadoes were reported.
It was unclear whether the twisters
caused the damage.
Evergreen, Colo., in the foothills
west of Denver, reported 16 inches
of snow, and other foothills towns
had up to 14 inches.
“There’s cars sliding of the roads
everywhere,” said Rick Olde, owner
of Olde’s Convenience Store in
Some schools were closed in the
mountains and foothills.
Tumbling boulders, a fallen
power line, accidents, slick pave-
ment and poor visibility forced
nearly a dozen road closures,
including on Interstates 25 and 70.
A jackknifed semi backed up
trafc for nearly 20 miles on south-
bound I-25 between Denver and
Colorado Springs.
Hail the diameter of quarters
peppered parts of southeastern
Colorado, and authorities said
some rural roads were blocked by
fooding from heavy rain in north-
east Colorado, northwest Kansas
and southwest Nebraska.
Up to 7 inches of rain was likely
in parts of Nebraska, said National
Weather Service meteorologist
Cindy Fay in Hastings, Neb.
— Associated Press
nY lawyer disbarred after
aiding imprisoned terrorist
NEW YORK — A civil rights
lawyer convicted of helping an
imprisoned terrorist sheik com-
municate with his disciples was
disbarred Tuesday. The New York
Supreme Court’s Appellate Division
denied Lynne Stewart’s request to
voluntarily resign from the practice
of law.
Stewart was convicted in 2005
of providing material support to
terrorists. She had released a state-
ment issued by one of her clients,
Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind sheik
sentenced to life in prison for
plotting to blow up fve New York
landmarks and assassinate Egypt’s
The appellate panel said Stewart
became subject to losing her law
license immediately upon being
convicted of a felony.
Her request to resign was in a
letter dated Nov. 14, 2006, after she
was convicted, and therefore could
not be accepted, the court said.
Stewart was convicted of one
count each of conspiracy to de-
fraud the United States, conspiracy
to provide and conceal material
support to terrorist activity and
providing and concealing mate-
rial support to terrorist activity.
She also was convicted of two
counts of making false statements.
The state appellate court said the
federal convictions of making a
false statement were analogous to
a state felony statute against fling
a false written statement.
Stewart was sentenced to 28
months in prison. Government
prosecutors had asked for a sen-
tence of 30 years.
— Associated Press
Tonight Kauffman Stadium will
serve as more than simply the home
of the Kansas City Royals. The major
league ballpark will provide neutral
ground for border rivals Kansas and
Missouri, this time as nonconference
opponents. It will be considered a
nonconference game because of its
neutral site.
First pitch at the “K”, in Kansas
City, Mo., is at 7 p.m.
The Jayhawks (20-25, 6-12 Big 12
Conference) were one out away from
taking the Big 12 series in Columbia,
Mo., earlier this month when Tiger
center fielder Evan Frey belted a
two-run walk-off shot to center off
sophomore closer Paul Smyth. Frey’s
winning homer was just his second
of the season, and he hit one since.
Smyth hasn’t surrendered a home
run since that game either.
Although the right-handed clos-
er took the loss a week ago today
against No. 10 Wichita State, his
teammates have faith in the hurler
that could be called upon to close in
tonight’s match-up.
“He’s still the same Paul,” junior
right-hander Andres Esquibel said
after the Wichita State game. “They
just got little hits, nothing too major.
We could’ve had a couple of those
falling for us, but they just didn’t go
our way.”
Frey, however, has had plenty
going his way. Leading the Tigers (28-
12, 9-6) in their series victory against
Baylor last weekend, Missouri’s cen-
ter fielder went 9-for-14 against the
Bears. Frey went a perfect 5-for-5,
even though Missouri missed the
series sweep on Sunday.
Holding down the third spot in
the Big 12 standings, Missouri has
hit a hot streak by winning three
of its last five. Kansas, on the other
hand, is still in pursuit of consistency
as the team has dropped four of its
last five, which included its fifth-
straight Big 12 series loss to Texas
Tech last weekend.
“I don’t think they were down,”
Price said about his team during last
weekend. “But they were obviously
Nevertheless, the Jayhawks
enter tonight coming off a vic-
tory, and the Tigers enter the pair’s
fourth contest of the season after
a loss. Missouri holds a higher
standing in the Big 12 and this
season’s series advantage against
Kansas, but the Tigers are hitting
just .282 compare to the Jayhawks’
.278. The Jayhawks failed to homer
this weekend, but their 36 home
runs this season nearly doubles the
Tigers’ 19.
An inconsistent weekend for his
team had little effect on senior center
fielder Kyle Murphy. Murphy had
a hit in each game against the Red
Raiders last weekend, going 5-for-13
for the series. He ranks second on
the team with a .315 average and
went 5-for-13 with four RBI against
Missouri last month.
Junior lefty Zach Ashwood (3-4,
5.88) will try his hand at the mid-
week starting spot, shifting out of his
usual weekend slot.
Kansan senior sportswriter Alissa
Bauer can be contacted at abau-
[email protected]
— Edited by James Pinick
Opposing ballparks have been
comfortable for the Kansas softball
team this season. The Jayhawks have
a 22-9-1 record away from Arrocha
Kansas (29-18-1, 5-8 Big 12
Conference) will take its road-win-
ning ways north to square off against
Nebraska (34-15, 7-6) tonight at
6:30. The road trip continues with
a double-header against Creighton
(32-10-1, 14-3-1 Missouri Valley
Conference) on Thursday.
Both Nebraska and Creighton
could have RPIs in the top 50 by
the end of the season, so victories
this week would look good on the
Jayhawks’ postseason resume.
The Cornhuskers sit fifth in the
Big 12, the Jayhawks, are in sixth
The last time these two met in
early April at Arrocha Ballpark, the
Cornhuskers walked away with a 3-0
victory, which started a downward
spring football review
Kansas State and Missouri held their spring football games on Saturday. Josh
Freeman struggled for the Wildcats, while Missouri’s ofense hopes to improve.
wednesday, april 25, 2007
s a naïve young child,
I once asked my dad,
“What does NBA
stand for?” The wise elder told
me, “Not before April, son.”
Fortunately, now is the time
the real NBA season begins.
This year’s NBA playoffs offers
plenty to whet the appetite of the
casual sports fan even though
the amount of professional bas-
ketball interest in Lawrence lies
somewhere between NASCAR
and Kansas men’s basketball
Three of the eight first-round
playoff series include former
Kansas Jayhawks, and each team
has a legitimate chance to reach
the NBA Finals.
Kirk Hinrich is the heart and
soul of the Chicago Bulls, which
is one of the league’s most
entertaining teams. Hinrich
became a fan favorite in
Chicago and Lawrence because
of his gritty play. It was always
fun to see him routinely beat
everyone down the court and
then hear coaches afterward
call him “deceptively athletic.”
The Dwyane Wade and Hinrich
match-up is always exciting,
with Hinrich having a history of
frustrating Wade, the reigning
Finals MVP.
Drew Gooden is one of the
league’s most fortunate big
men in that he gets to play in
Cleveland with LeBron James.
Gooden the professional pales
in comparison to Gooden
the Jayhawk. It is rare to see
Gooden consistently bring the
effort, like many NBA players,
that made him the No. 4 pick of
the 2002 draft.
Nevertheless, Gooden knows
his role with the Cavaliers:
rebound, play defense and make
layups when James gives him
the ball under the basket. He
has done just that to the tune
of 11 points and 8.5 rebounds,
which makes him one of the
league’s rebounding leaders,
per game. Also when watching
Cavalier games, one can find
another ex-Jayhawk in Scot
Pollard simply by looking for
the goofy haircut on the bench.
The fourth ex-Jayhawk in
the playoffs, and the one with
the best chance to walk away
with a ring, is Jacque Vaughn
with the San Antonio Spurs.
The veteran point guard who
headlined the powerful Kansas
teams of the mid-‘90s has
somehow not learned how
to make an open jump shot
after 10 years in the league.
Regardless, Vaughn gives the
Spurs 11 solid minutes per
game while starting point
guard Tony Parker whispers
sweet nothings to fiancée Eva
Longoria on the bench.
While this year’s regular
season was full of teams openly
trying to lose games in order to
improve their lottery position
NBA playofs
ofer even
casual fans
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Kansas vs. Missouri
where: kaufman stadium
when: 7 p.m. tonight
How much: $10 all tickets,
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the Kansas Jayhawks and the Missouri tigers will meet for the fourth time this season. The game will be considered a nonconference game because of the neutral feld, which will be Kaufman Stadiumin Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas, Missouri face of again
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the Kansas softball teamcontinues its road trip today against Nebraska. The Jayhawks also play
Creighton onThursday in Omaha, Neb.
» softBall
Home away from home
Positioned in the middle of the
pack after day one of competi-
tion, the Kansas men’s golf team
looked poised to make a run in
the second and final day of action
at the Big 12 Championship on
However, the course got the
best of them. The Jayhawk golfers
finished a combined 77 strokes
over par, good for 10th place.
Oklahoma State won the tourna-
Sophomore Walt Koelbel and
his career-best round of 69 proved
to be one of only a few highlights
in the second day of the event.
The performance allowed him
to jump 19 spots on the leader
board and finish in a tie for ninth
His effort garnered him a place
on the all-tournament team, a feat
accomplished by 10 other Kansas
golfers during the 11-year history
of the Big 12 Tournament.
The sophomore’s outing was
even more impressive considering
the unforgiving qualities of the
course. Not a single Big 12 golfer
finished at par or better for the
» Men’s Golf
Kansas falls short
at Big 12 tourney
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» CoMMentary
Jayhawks look
to continue road
success tonight
at Nebraska
Team fnishes 10th, sophomore ties for 9th
CHICAGO — His hands jammed
into his back pockets, his blue cap
pulled tightly over graying hair, Lou
Piniella prowls and paces the dugout
daily, intently studying the game in
front of him. So far, he’s been watch-
ing a rerun.
Yes, it’s early. And it’s also so
The Chicago Cubs are in last
The swagger Piniella envisioned
with a team that was overhauled in
the offseason — with $300 million
committed to contracts present and
future — has yet to surface.
“We broke spring training really
thinking we have a championship
ballclub,” said Mark DeRosa, one of
the offseason acquisitions. “If you
went around and still asked the same
question, to a man we think we do.”
But there have been baserunning
mistakes, letdowns from the bullpen,
an ace with just one victory, a star
outfielder with no homers and one
RBI, an offense that has been erratic,
some bizarre plays and several dev-
astating losses.
Hoping to get off to a quick start,
especially with a favorable home
schedule in April, the Cubs dropped
to 3-8 at Wrigley Field after a 5-
4, 12-inning loss to Milwaukee on
Monday night in which they blew a
four-run lead. They began Tuesday
7-12, last in the NL Central.
Piniella didn’t even show up for
his postgame news conference after
the deflating loss, a rarity for a man
who often is blunt, entertaining and
humorous during exchanges with
reporters. And his hitting coach,
Gerald Perry, could be heard having
an angry exchange with the umpires
in the tunnel leading to the dugout
— Piniella had a similar incident
with umps last week.
The loss was the second straight
in extra innings — the Cubs are
now 0-3 in extra innings this season
— and dropped
them to 0-5 in
one-run games.
So far, a team
that’s gone almost
a century since its
last World Series
title in 1908 is
getting much the
same results it
experienced last
season under
Dusty Baker.
And there’s
another common
thread — often-injured pitchers
Mark Prior and Kerry Wood are
out of action with injuries. Prior is
scheduled for surgery this week, and
Wood has tendinitis and has been
unable to pitch since late in spring
The Cubs have tried to move on,
but the slow start has frustrations
“Look,” Piniella said earlier dur-
ing the recent homestand, using with
one his favorite introductions. “We’ve
been in every game we’ve played. Our
pitching for the most part has been
pretty darn good. Defensively we’ve
actually played really good baseball.
We just need to start scoring some
runs and that should come,” he said.
“So what’s happened here in the past
I really don’t care about. What I care
about is what
happens here
now presently.”
No. 1
starter Carlos
Zambrano, 0-
for-April a year
ago, has one
victory. After
he and reliever
Will Ohman let
a 5-0 lead slip
away in a loss
to the Reds,
an agitated
Piniella showed flashes of his famous
All of this is part of Piniella’s
introduction to Cubs baseball. So far
— as he acknowledged earlier — he
can see so what’s made winning so
elusive for so many years. He’s vowed
to fix that. Whether he can is still to
be determined.
“Whatever our record is, it could
be above by a lot,” he said.
athletics calendar
sports 2B wednesday, april 25, 2007
n Softball vs. Nebraska,
6:30 p.m. Lincoln, Neb.
n Baseball vs. Missouri, 7 p.m.
Kansas City, Mo.
n Softball vs. Creighton,
3 p.m., 5 p.m. Omaha, Neb.
n Tennis at Big 12 Champion-
ships, All day, Kansas City, Mo.
n Baseball vs. Oklahoma,
7 p.m. Norman, Okla.
n Tennis at Big 12 Champion-
ships, All day, Kansas City, Mo.
n Track at Drake Relays, All
day, Des Moines, Iowa
n Softball vs. Oklahoma,
2 p.m. Arrocha Ballpark
n Baseball vs. Oklahoma,
3 p.m. Norman, Okla.
n Tennis at Big 12 Champion-
ships, All day, Kansas City, Mo.
n Track at Drake Relays, All
day, Des Moines, Iowa
n Baseball vs. Oklahoma,
1 p.m. Norman, Okla.
n Softball vs. Oklahoma,
1 p.m. Arrocha Ballpark
n Rowing at Big 12 Invitational,
TBA, Kansas City, Kan.
n Tennis at Big 12 Champion-
ships, All day, Kansas City, Mo.
Two Kansas juniors were
named to the Academic All-Big
12 tennis team
Tuesday in an
ment from
the Big 12
Lauren Hom-
mell, Roswell,
Ga., native,
was one of 31
players named to the first team.
Stephanie Smith, Salina native,
was one of 12 named to the sec-
ond team.
were selected
for the team
based on both
and athletic
A 3.2 or better
grade point
average was required for the frst
team, while a 3.0 is required for
the second team.
Hommell has an 4-16 record
this season and has competed at
No. 4 singles and No. 2 doubles.
Smith has a 12-15 record and has
competed at the No. 6 singles and
No. 3 doubles spots.
The Jayhawks continue their
season Thursday at the Big 12
Championships in Kansas City, Mo.

— Kansan stafreport
Hommell Smith
Two named to Academic All-Big 12
Cubs struggle early in season … again
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella walks fromthe dugout to question a call during one of the
Cubs’ many losses. Piniella’s Cubs fnd themselves in last place once again early in the season.
“Defensively we’ve actually
played really good baseball. We
just need to start scoring some
runs and that should come.”
Cubs manager
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Royals recall right-hander
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas
City Royals recalled right-hander
Brian Bannister from Triple-A Oma-
ha to start Tuesday night’s game
against the Chicago White Sox.
Bannister, facing the White Sox
for the frst time, will make his
seventh major league start. He was
1-1 with a 2.61 ERA in four starts at
His father, Floyd Bannister, was
16-14 for the Royals in 1988-89. The
two are the third father-son com-
bination in club history, behind
Hal and Brian McRae and John and
Dusty Wathan.
To make room on the roster, the
Royals optioned left-hander Neal
Musser to Omaha. Musser made
two short relief appearances since
being called up Friday, with no
record and a 0.00 ERA.
Nuggets ready to stun
Spurs again tonight
SAN ANTONIO — Even after
Denver’s Game 1 victory against
the Spurs, Marcus Camby knows
there are still plenty of doubters.
“It doesn’t matter what ev-
eryone else thinks,” the Nuggets’
center said. “Our mind-set is that us
15 players out here, (we’re) the only
ones who probably really think we
can beat the Spurs.”
Denver will try to pull of a real
stunner — winning two games on
the Spurs’ home foor — in Game
2 tonight.
Denver coach George Karl, far
from the easiest coach to please,
said these Nuggets have won him
“I can’t deny I like this team. It’s a
really weird thing for me, because
in a very short period of time, I
know this team probably more
than I knew the team last year,” Karl
said. “This team is strong. It has a
soul. It has a substance to it that
I don’t think any team since I’ve
been in Denver, has had.”
And while San Antonio’s
mainstays have been together for
several years, Denver has been a
work in progress since adding Al-
len Iverson in a December trade.
“We’re trying to grow up in an
eight to 10 week period of time
and they’ve had eight to 10 years
to grow up,” Karl said.
Iverson and Carmelo Anthony
are Denver’s headliners, but Camby
is its defensive anchor, leading
the league this season in blocked
shots (3.3 per game). He had eight
points, 10 rebounds and two
blocks in the sixth-seeded Nuggets’
95-89 victory against the third-
seeded Spurs on Sunday in Game 1
of the best-of-seven series.
“You have to respect him, you
can’t leave him wide open,” Spurs
guard Tony Parker said of Camby.
The Nuggets appear to be peak-
ing at the perfect time, having won
10 of 11 entering the playofs.
“They’ve got a complete basket-
ball team,” Spurs forward Robert
Horry said Monday.
Grifey returns to lineup
after four games out
ST. LOUIS — Ken Grifey Jr.
returned to the Cincinnati Reds’
lineup on Tuesday after missing
four starts with diverticulitis.
Grifey’s only action during that
time was a pinch-hit appearance
against the Phillies on Sunday. His
condition, an infammation of the
colon, was diagnosed about six
months ago.
Manager Jerry Narron said
Grifey would be day to day for the
time being.
Grifey was batting .275 with no
homers and seven RBI and with
563 home runs was tied for Reggie
Jackson for 10th on the career
list. He missed most of the spring
schedule while recovering from
a broken left hand sustained in
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Account Service Reps needed to start
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phone 785.438.3288. EOE.
Attention College Students!
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Bartenders needed PT experienced only.
Apply in person at Slow Ride Roadhouse
1350 N. 3rd st. N. Lawrence.
Advertising & Marketing Manager
Responsible for the creation of print
materials & all forms of advertisement for
property management team. Including
updates to website and tracking of leads.
Requires excellent written and verbal
communication skills. Submit resume &
salary requirements to:
[email protected] or
P.O. 1797 Lawrence, KS 66044.
Women’s ftness facility in Lawrence
seeking certifed personal trainers.
Contact Katie at 785.749.2424 or send
resume to Body Boutique, 2330 Yale Rd,
Lawrence, 66049.
Coleman American Moving Services in
Shawnee, KS is seeking loaders, packers,
drivers and warehouse personnel for the
summer season. Pay range is $10-$13
/hr. Please call 800-239-1427 or email
[email protected] to apply.
DST Systems, Inc. has immediate
openings for part-time and full-time
Mutual Fund/Corporate Securities
Representatives in our Lawrence
offce of Boston Financial Data
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positions are primarily responsible for
processing requests and providing cus-
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years customer service and/or equivalent
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Excellent communication skills, Financial
services experience helpful, but not
necessary, Stable work history, Typing 30
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7 am and 8 pm Monday-Friday and
one weekend day. This hourly position
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Health & Wellness Company looking
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Opportunity of a lifetime. Call
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Full or Part-time summer positions at
Children’s Museum in Shawnee, KS.
Please call 913-268-4176 for application
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front desk clerk. Apply in person 701 Mas-
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Seeking full time nanny to start July or
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interest in education required. One-year
minimum commitment. Call 979-3741
The Ballard Community Center is look-
ing for full-time co-lead teachers for
classrooms. The person interviewed for
this position must have at least 6 months
of lead teaching, lesson planning and
classroom management experience.
Education in early childhood development
and education is required. If interested,
please call Hannah at 842-0729 or email
resume to [email protected]
Extended bed, white, a little rust, runs
great. $2,500 OBO. 134,000 miles
For more info call Grant 913-424-7181
Home for sale. Charming 2 BR, 1.5 BA
and second lot. 779 Locust Shown by
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Fish Tank for Sale. 1.5 gal octagon.
Comfortably houses one med. goldfsh or
two smaller fsh. Great for Dorm rooms.
$15 obo. 785-979-4221
Portable garage, 1 yr old, $75 obo,
20x12x10, see ad on hawkchalk.com or
e-mail [email protected]
Attention all Marketing Majors:
Interested in a home-based marketing
company where you can set your own
hours and make as much money as you
chose? For more information, email John
at [email protected]
Do you want to work for a restaurant
where you can make money and have
fun? You need to get to know Granite City
Food & Brewery. We are hiring Servers
for our Kansas City Speedway location!
Please apply in person Mon-Fri 2pm-4pm
at 1701 Village West Pkwy, Kansas City
66111. Call 913-334-2255.
Full or Part-time summer positions at
Children’s Museum in Shawnee, KS.
Please call 913-268-4176 for application
and to schedule an interview.
Seeking a personal care attendant for a
young adult with autism. 20-25 hrs/ wk
+ 1-2 overnights. Call 785-266-5307 for
more info or fax resume to 785-271-8299
West Jo. Co. liquor store. PT. Great
opportunity for better pay. Excel &
statistics experience a plus. Close to Hwy
10. Call today: 816-204-0802
Wranglers and Lifeguard wanted. Camp
Wood YMCA needs Wranglers/House-
backriding instructors and lifeguards for
summer camp season. May 23-Aug 11.
Call 620-273-8641.
Concert tickets: The Killers at City Market.
KC, MO. Friday May 11. $35 each.
Concert Sold Out! Rhonda 841-2061
The University Dance Company
Where: The Lied Center When: April 27
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pm Tickets: Lied Center, SUA, or Murphy
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Seeking 1-3 roommates for 4 BR, 3 BA
nice house, W/D. May rent 1-room or
entire house. $250-300 each + util, frst
month reduced. 913-207-6519.
Roomates needed to share 3BR 2BA
condo with W/D near campus. $290/mo.
+1/3 util. Avail June 1 or Aug 1. 550-4544.
1 BR 1 BA apt at The Legends Place for
Sublease or Release!!!
All utility is included
w/ cable TV & internet. Available: NOW...
1BR 1BA avail in 4BR apt. female only.
June/July. lots of privacy, W/D, pool, work-
out facilities, high speed internet. $500/mo
w/ utils included.
Call 785-393-5115.
Sublease: 1BR in 4BR House
$325/month + utilities
May/June thru July 31
[email protected] or 913-522-6050
Summer Sublease 1 BR in 4 BR/2 BA apt.
at The Reserve. Avail mid-May-July 31.
May & June are FREE. $325 + electricity.
Free cable & Internet. Female roommates.
Call Karina at 314-809-2521.
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Classifieds 4B WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2007
Student Cooperative near campus featur-
ing laundry, kitchen space, pool table,
cable TV, private rooms and much more.
Rent ranges from $250-350/mo. including
utilities. Call 785-749-0871.
Jacksonville Apartments: 1 & 2 Bedrooms
on the West Side from $460/month. Laun-
dry on-site, D/W & C/A. OPEN HOUSES
Monterey Way Apt. N2 785-841-4935
Houses for Rent Near Campus
including 3/5/6/7 BR Avail in Aug.
Great Landlord!
842-6618 [email protected]
2 BR August lease available. Next to cam-
pus. Jayhawk Apts. 1130 W 11th $600/mo.
No pets. 785-556-0713
3BR 2BA apts off Emery close to campus.
W/D included. Rent $275/mo/per person.
785-550-5979 between 8AM and 8PM
2 BR apt. W/D. Close to campus. 928
Alabama. By the stadium. $500/mo.
Ask for Leslie at 550-2342
3 BR Apt. Very spacious, 2 story. 1 &
1/2 BA. Fireplace, skylight, remodeled
kitchen, bathrooms. W/D, walkout patio, 1
car garage. Near campus. 2901 Univer-
sity Dr. $900/mo. No smkng. 748-9807.
Attention seniors & grad students!
Real nice, quiet 1 & 2 BR apts/houses.
Avail. June 1. Hard wood foors. Lots of
windows. No pets or smoking. 331-5209.
1125 Tennessee 3&4 bedrooms available
for August. Fully-equipped kitchens,
over 1400 square feet w/ washer/dryer
included. MPM 785-841-4935.
941 Indiana Street: 1,2&3 Bedrooms
available for August. Starting at $490-
$975. Close to stadium and campus!
MPM. 785-841-4935.
3BR 2BA Condo close to campus! 927
Emery Road. W/D and all appliances. No
Pets. $825/mo Please call 913-220-5235
1701-1717 Ohio 2BR 1BA Close to KU
Dishwasher. W/D. No pets. $620/mo
749-6084 www.eresrental.com
1&2 BR studio apts near KU & resi-
dential offces near 23rd St. Ideal for
students&profs to launch business.841-
Now Leasing for 2007! Applecroft Apts.
Walking distance to campus. $99 deposit
per BR. Call for details.785-843-8220.
Houses, Apartments, Townhomes
available for Now and August 1st
www.gagemgmt.com 785-842-7644
1-3 BR apts&houses.Most near campus
405-$1050. www.longpropertymgmt.com.
[email protected]
House for rent. 1700 block of Alabama.
3BR 1BA. Part basement. $800/mo
for information 785-528-4876
3 BRs for rent in a house near Lawrence
High school. Rooms available May 19th
through July 31st. $400/mo includes utili-
ties. If interested call Travis @ 760-3325
California Apartments: Studios, 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms from $425/month. W/D hook-
ups or included, D/W, C/A. 785-841-4935
3 BR avail. in 4 BR 2 BA townhome.
Females only. $400/mo.+ 1/4 util. 1 mile
west of KU. Nice community. Call 816-
746-5746 or Rachel @785-979-4740.
Enjoy a panoramic view of Lawrence from
your well maintained, spacious, 3 bed-
room, 2 bath condo. Rent is only $885.00
with water and trash paid. Featuring a
fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer,
on the KU bus route, or enjoy a short 5
minute walk to class or downtown. For
a showing call 842-6264 or 865-8741 on
evenings & weekends.
2 BR apt in renovated older house, with
offce space, avail Aug for 10 month
lease, wood foors, DW, off street parking,
14th and Vermont, private deck, $780
call Jim and Lois 841-1074
Studio apt, in renovated older house,
17th and Vermont, off st parking, DW,
avail Aug. private deck, wood foors,
antique tub, $399, 90% eff. furnace, call
Jim and Lois 785-841-1074
2BR 1BA. $650. 1 BLOCK TO KU. W/D
Hookups. Hardwood Flrs. 1824-6 Arkans.
Avail 8/1. Call 218-3788 or 218-8254.
3BR 2BA Duplex. $750. Close to KU. W/D
Hookups. Pets OK. 744 Missouri. Avail
Aug 1. Call 218-3788 or 218-8254.
3BR/2BA. 1 BLOCK TO KU @ College
Hill Condo. W/D Hookups. Avail Aug 1.
$850 water paid. 785.218-3788.
Need a subleaser for a 1 BR aptartment
at High Point from January 2008 to end of
summer 2008. $640 + utilities. Call Jackie
at (214) 728-2884. hawkchalk.com/1981
Pet friendly with no animal deposit, W/D
included, gas & water paid, on Tennes-
see &16th. Call 940-368-2051. Rent nego-
tiable from $565. hawkchalk.com/1960
6/7 BR 3.5 BA. West of Campus.
2 Kitchens. 2 Car Garage. Avail August.
[email protected]
10 min walk, 1 full bath, back deck &
backyard, ref. & DW, avail immediately.
1311 Valley Lane $575/mo. + ut. Call
Deborah 913-269-4265.
10 month lease on a 1 BR basement apt,
avail Aug. in renovated old house. 14th
& Vermont, non-working freplace, off
st. parking, DW, $369, cats ok. 785-841-
1BR 1BA Studio. $390. Close to bus
route. 508 Wisconsin. Call 218-3788 or
2nd foor, 1 BR Apt, avail Aug, in a
renovated older house, 14th & Conn.
DW, off st parking, $435, cats ok, 785-
Ranch Way Townhomes on Clinton Pkwy.
Luxury living at affordable prices. 2 & 3
BRs. $750-$850. Avail Aug. 842-7644.
Studio with the amenities of home. 2
blocks west of KU. CA, W/D, util, cable.
$425/mo. 785-979-3738
$100 to whomever sublets my apt @
913 Arkansas. $375/person, 3 BA, 3 BR
all with walk in closets, full kitchen, Ping
Pong table & $100 cash reward when
papers are signed. hawkchalk.com/2017
‘07 sophomore girl looking for female
roommate beginning late summer/early
fall 2007. brand new 2 BR townhome on
Kasold. Call 402-770-4586 for details or
questions. hawkchalk.com/2029
1 fully furnished bed/bath @ The Reserve
from mid-May to end of July. $339/
3 other girl roommates. [email protected]
1 m. or f. roommate needed for 5 BR
house, 10 min. walk, 3 full bath, W/D,
garage, front/backyard, front porch, back
deck, $375/mo. + ut., call Brandon at
913-593-6315. hawkchalk.com/1998
1 Room for summer rent. 19th & Alabama
$350 a month + Utility. Nice Large Room
[email protected] hawkchalk.com/2011
sublease in 3 BR apt. ONLY $260/mo!
(plus utilities) 1317 Rhode Island #2
June 1 to Aug 1. Call Cara 314-537-3387.
Female roommate wanted to live in 4 BR
house Summer 2007! Furnished house &
room, W/D, outside patio, $325 + 1/4
utilities! Call Nicole 785-766-4641.
On Campus 3 BR 2 BA apt avail for
summer sublease. $1150/mo+gas+elec
Closest apt to campus. Furnished as
needed. On campus parking included.
Call 816-509-7238. hawkchalk.com/2015
Seeking 2 roommates for 3BR/2BA
Duplex, close to campus w/ garage, W/D,
large: kitchen, living room & backyard.
$420/mo. Call Jacob (785) 979-6716 for
Spacious one BR, full bath, big windows.
Historic. Cute kitchen. Laundry facilities,
lots of storage space. 1423 Ohio (Emery
Place. Walk to campus (785)842-7644.
Very nice, 750 sq ft 1 BR apt. W/D in-
cluded. All amenities & built-ins. Sublease
June & July, possibly earlier. $750. Call
Renee @ 972-978-8140.
1 roommate needed 8/1/07-8/1/08.
3BR/2BA townhouse @ 23rd & Kasold.
Garage, fenced yard, DW, W/D for
$275/mo+1/3 utilities. Contact Allison at
(620)714-1091. hawkchalk.com/2020
1 Roommate needed for 4 BR house at
9th & Indiana. $300 a month + 1/4 utlities/
cable/internet, June 1, 12 month lease.
Call Brendan, 816-853-5148.
We are looking for another roommate
(male or female) to share our 3BR/2.5BA
townhouse with two junior girls. Rent is
$300/mo plus 1/3 utilities. E-mail me at
[email protected] hawkchalk.com/2003
We’re looking for two female roommates
to share a 1550 sq ft 4 BR 3 BA
townhome at Leanna Mar. Contact
Ann at (913) 461-7263 if you’re interested!
Want to live at Legends Apts starting
Aug 07? ALL Utilities, internet, cable, fur-
nished, pool, gym, and hot tub included!
Call 417-766-1821 to have fees covered!
1 BR apt. for sublease! Hardwood foors,
private parking, balcony. Near campus
and downtown. $460/ month + gas/elec.
Avail. June/July. hawkchalk.com/2047
Sublease a bedroom with cool guys
for only $340 a month. It’s a steal!
One of fve bedrooms near campus.
Call (601)672-1605 before it’s too late.
Summer sublease. 3 BR 2 bath @
Hawker apts. Great location by football
staduim! New appliances: W/D, DW. Two
porches! Call Ann: 316-655-6961
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14th & Kentucky
>2 bedroom, 1.5 bath
>1 car garage
>washer & dryer hookups
To make an appointment,
visit 1203 Iowa
1 BR 2nd foor apt in renovated old
house, 9th and Miss, wood foors, off
st parking DW, avail. Aug, 90% high
effciency furnace, $469 Jim & Lois
1 BR at 1316 Mass St. $385. No pets or
smoking. Off street parking. Call
785-331-9096 or 785-856-2526.
1BR and 4BR Apts avail now. Private
entrance, roomy, large yard. $525/mo and
$750/mo 785-749-1530
Studio, 1, 2, & 3 BR Apts in renovated
older houses located where you can
walk to KU or downtown. See our ads
in the classifeds section for more
details or call 785- 841-1074
2 Female roommates needed. Rent $350
including utilities, 1/2 mile from campus,
must love dogs. Email [email protected]
com for more information
Female needed for 1 BR in 4 BR apt at
Reserve. $339 + electric. W/D, private
bathroom, pool, tanning, bus stop, fully
furnished. Lindsey (785)312-4190.
Roommate needed. Aug’07 to Aug’08.
W/D DW large room w/ large closet, own
full bath. $260 a month + 1/3 bills.
913-530-9371. hawkchalk.com/2065
Studio near campus. Water and gas
included. Available end of May through
July 31st. Call 314-630-9415.
Summer Sublease needed for 2 BDRM
2Bath Apt at Melrose Courts 1605
facility,basically on campus contact
[email protected] hawkchalk.com/2039
Summer sublet needed for a room in a
2 BR, 2 BA apt at Westhills Apartments.
$370 a month includes all utilities. Pets
allowed. Contact:[email protected]
We are looking for another roommate
(male or female) to share our 3BR/2.5BA
townhouse with two junior girls. Rent is
$300/mo plus 1/3 utilities. E-mail me at
[email protected] hawkchalk.com/2003
We’re looking for two female roommates
to share a 1550 sq ft 4 BR 3 BA
townhome at Leanna Mar. Contact
Ann at (913) 461-7263 if you’re interested!
1 room in 3 bed/3bath at the Legends.
ALL utilities, cable, internet, pool, shuttle
to KU, gym, furnished. Starts in Aug ‘07.
Will pay 1st month’s rent! 417-766-1821.
1&2 BR studio apts near KU &
residential offces near 23rd St. Ideal for
students&profs to launch business.841-
3BR 3BA $1500/mo 946 Illinois; 3BR 3
1/2BA $1575/mo 940 & 942 Illinois; 4BR
Game Room, 5 1/2BA $2500/mo 1136
Mississippi; 2BR 1 1/2BA $550/mo 627 W
25th; 785-979-9120
4 BR 2 BA house. 1 car garage, yard
on quiet col-de-sak. 608 Saratoga. Rent
Aug. 1. 785-842-6779 or 785-760- 2896.
4 BR/2BA house at 2235 Tennessee St.
Good location, close to campus. Call 913-
4-5 BR 5 1/2 BA wood foors, W/D,
$2500/mo 1134 Mississippi; 3BR 3 1/2BA
$1575/mo 940 & 942 Illinois; 2BR 1 1/2BA
$550/mo 627 W 25th; 785-979-9120
8 BR 2 BA house avail. Located right next
to campus at 1142 Indiana. Avail for June
or Aug 1. W/D included. 785-842-7644.
in Kansas City KU grad seeks responsible
grads to share duties in nice Overland
Park home, in exchange for free rent.
More info: [email protected]
Awesome 4 BR 2 BA house. 1108 New
York. Avail Aug 1st. $1,400 mo. No pets.
Great Location. Call for an appointment.
785-760-0948. hawkchalk.com/2001
Large studio apt. $375/mo. 10th and
Mississippi. W/D. Avail 8/1. Off-street
parking. Cats ok. Call 785-331-6064.
CONTACT BRIANA: 281-685-3882
2 BR sublease for the summer. The entire
apartment is for sublease. Spacious apt.
close to campus $480 total. Call 785-221-
6113. hawkchalk.com/2093
2 Female roommates needed. Rent $350
including utilities, 1/2 mile from campus,
must love dogs. Email [email protected]
com for more information
Gradstudent Seeking Roommates. Lease
runs 06/07 through 08. 3 BR house. W/D,
Garage, very nice landlord. Great place to
study. Call Eric @393-2127 or e-mail at
[email protected]
Looking for female to sublese 1 BR in 4
bed, 2 bath house. Only $245.75/mo plus
1/4 util. Located on Overland Drive. W/D
included. Call 785-543-4222!
2BR avail in 4BR 2BA for sublease,
MAY-JUL. On KU Bus route + Rec &
gameroom. $223/mo+Util. 913-638-3553,
talk to Michael. hawkchalk.com/2091
SUBLEASE 2BR/1BA, 2 storied Town-
home, great location on 6th st. accross
Hyvee, 800+sqft. $499, avail May 20.
Call 785-979-7888. hawkchalk.com/2094
Sublease needed for the summer through
next year! $375 off! 4 BR/4 BA apt only
$335/mo! Call 630-400-4567: Brittney
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or group of persons based on race, sex, age, color, creed, religion, sexual
orientation, nationality or disability. Further, the Kansan will not knowingly
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All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Federal
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Our readers are hereby informed that all jobs and housing advertised
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PHONE 785.864.4358 HAWKCHALK.COM [email protected]
Very nice 3 BR house close to campus.
Washer and dryer provided. No smoking,
no pets. $1100/mo. Call 979-6453.
1 BR & studio. 1530 Tennessee.
Remodeled. Quiet. $460 and $390.
Water paid. 785-393-6443.
Free Rent? 4 BR 3 BA, 2 car garage
townhome. All apliances. W/D included.
Avail Aug/Sept.Call 785-841-3849.1200/
3BR 1BA hardwood foors, full basement,
W/D hookups, diswasher, large trees.
$775. Avail. Aug 1 Please Call 749-3193
Avail June or Aug 1 BR spacious, remod-
eled, quiet apts. Quiet, CA, balconies, 9th
and Emery. No pets/smoking. Starting
$375 + utils. 841-3192
1822 Maine 3BR 2BA w/ 2 car garage.
Wood foors. Walking distance to
campus. All amenities included.
Avail. Aug. Call Ed at 760-840-0487.
1326 Massachusetts 4BR 1BA. Large
house w/ wood foors. Walking distance
to campus & downtown. All amenities incl.
$1500/mo. Avail. Aug. Call 760-840-0487.
Awesome location 4-plex at 922 Tennes-
see. Close to campus and downtown.
3 BR 2 full BA. W/D. Available Aug. 1.
$850/mo. Call 785-393-1138.
4 BR 2 BA house. 1 car garage, yard
on quiet col-de-sak. 608 Saratoga. Rent
Aug. 1. 785-842-6779 or 785-760- 2896.
1317 Valley Lane. 1, 2, 3 BR apts.
$610-$940/mo. Washer dryer hookup,
dishwasher and garage. Close to campus.
Tuckaway Management
Great Locations!
Great Prices!
Great Customer Service!
Call 838-3377 or 841-3339
3 BR 2BA 1 garage. W/D hookup. No
pets or smkr. On KU bus route. 806 New
Jersey. $900/mo. Aug. 1. 550-4148.
Unfurnished. 1 - 2 Blocks from campus.
Newer construction. 3 & 4 Bedrooms
Please call 785-841-5444
Parkway Commons 1, 2 & 3 BR. Util.
packages. $99 deposit. 842-3280. 3601
Clinton Pkwy.
Seniors and grads:1&2 BR apts or
duplexes close to KU&downtown. Upstairs
or down, tile, carpet, or hrdwd, $395-760/
mo+util. No smoking/pets. Avail. 5/15 and
8/1. Call Big Blue Property 785-979-6211.
Now leasing for fall.
Highpointe Apts.
1,2&3 BR. 785-841-8468.
Now Leasing for 2007! Chase Court Apts.
Free DVD library & Free Breakfast. $99
deposit per BR. Call for details. 843-8220.
Holiday Apts.Now Leasing 1, 2, 3 & 4 BR
apts. for Summer & Fall, nice quiet set-
ting, great foor plans, laundry, pool, DW,
large closets, on KU bus route. Cats
welcome. Call 843-0011
Excellent Locations 1341 Ohio and 1104
Tennessee 2BR CA DW W/D Hookups
$510/mo and $500/mo No Pets
Call 785-842-4242
Spacious 1, 2, & 3 BRs
Canyon Court Apts.
700 Comet Ln.
Eastview Apartments 1025 Mississippi
studio, 1&2 bedrooms. Laundry on-site.
Available August. MPM 785-841-4935.
Great location 1801 Mississippi. 3BR apt.
Hardwood foors, CA, $660/mo. Aug 1. No
pets. 842-4242.
3 BR 2.5 BA townhome in NW Lawrence,
gas log freplace, W/D hookups, all appls.,
2 car garage w/opener. $850-$950/mo.
Avail. now! 785-423-2525
Hawthorn / Parkway Townhomes.
2 & 3 BR avail. Some with attached ga-
rage & private courtyard. 842-3280.
Hawthorn Houses. 2 & 3 BR avail.
w/ 2-car garage. Burning freplace.
Large living area. 842-3280.
1 & 2 BR apts avail. for August.
Great location near campus. Walk or ride
bus. Quiet area. Balcony or patio, W/D
hookups, DW, CA, walk-in closet, minib-
linds, ceiling fan. No pets. Briarstone Apts.
1000 Emery Rd. 749-7744.
1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS
For a sÞowIng caII:
Ironwood Court Apart-
1& 2 BR Units
Cable/Internet Paid
1501 George Williams Way
Park Wcst 1own Homcs
2 & 3 bedrooms
Washer/dryer included
2-car garage
Eisenhower Terrace
Park Wcst Gardcns
1 & 2 BR luxury apartments
1 car garage included in each
Washer/dryer included
445 Eisenhower Drive
1135 Ohio 3 BR, 1.5 BA. $875/mo.
Dishwasher and W/D. Close to campus.
No pets. 749-6084. eresrentals.com
Nice, quiet, well kept 2 BR apartments.
Appliances, CA, low bills and more!
No pets. No smoking.
$ave Your Money
$415/mo. 841-6868
Available August sm 2 BR apartment
in renovated older house, 14th and Con-
necticut, wood foor, DW, W/D, 90% ef-
fcient furnace, CA, cats ok, off st parking,
$625 call Jim and Lois 785-841-1074
1 BR 1317 Westbrooke. Close to KU.
DW, W/D, CA, freplace. Sunroom/of-
fce. 728 sq. ft, covered parking, pool,
$600/mo+util. Call 785-841-4935.
2BR 1BA Duplex. $650. 1 BLOCK TO KU.
W/D. Pets OK. 1222-6 W 19th.
Avail Aug 1. Call 218-8254 or 218-3788.
2 BR Apt. Avail August. Between campus
and downtown. Close to gsp/corbin. No
pets. 785-550-5012
Very nice 4BR 3BA Duplex. Clinton and
Wakarusa. Avail Aug 1. 2 Car Garage.
W/D. $1300/mo. Call Scott 913-515-5349
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1, 2, ond 3 bedroom oporImenIs
sIill ovoiloble Ior Ioll!
1 BR apt. with extra sunroom and private
deck, window AC, cat okay, near KU; avail
June 1 Rent $399; Call 864-5514 or 841-
1074. hawkchalk.com/2031
1 BR Duplex. Quiet, Clean, No Smoking.
W/D 19th & Naismith Area. Lease. $525/
MO Avail. Now. Call 843-8643
Avail Aug, studio apt, 17th & Vermont,
Kitchen has DW, Bath has antique tub,
bedroom has window A/C, all wood
foors, off st parking, private deck,
$379, call 785-841-1074
3 BR apt, 10 month lease, starting in
Aug, wood fr, private deck, DW, off st
parking, 14th & Vermont. $750, cats ok,
Avail Aug. 1 BR apt, in redone old
house, 9th and Miss, LR has wood fr,
ceiling fan, and window a/c, kitchen is
large with stove, refrigerator, and DW,
Bedroom has wall to wall carpet, and a
double closet with sliding mirror doors,
$485 off st parking, cats ok
Avail Aug. cute 1 BR apt, on the 2nd
foor of an old redone house at 9th and
Miss. window a/c, wood foor, large
kitchen, DW, 2 double size closets, off
st parking, no dogs, $450 call
Awesome 4 BR 2 BA house. 1108 New
York. Avail Aug 1st. $1,400 mo. No pets.
Great Location. Call for an appointment.
785-760-0948. hawkchalk.com/2001
Studio avail. Aug. $315/mo +util. 14th
&Ohio. CA, internet wired, refrigerator.
2-3-4 BR houses. Downtown. W/D, DW,
pet friendly, $750-$1300. 826 Rhode
Island, 1005 Pennsylvania, 906 Con-
necticut. Avail Aug. Owner Managed.
1BR and 4BR Apts avail now. Private
entrance, roomy, large yard. $525/mo and
$750/mo 785-749-1530
829 Maine St. 2BR 1BA house. W/D, Nice
garage, great neighborhood and walk to
school. Avail Aug 1. $750/mo Call 785-
2 BR apt, avail Aug, in renovated older
house, DW, W/D central air, new fur-
nace, walk to KU, 2 and ? blks east of
Mass, $599, no dogs, off st pk
2 BR basement apt 2 blocks from
stadium. Avail June 1. ALL utilities paid.
Off street parking. $545/mo. Refernces
required. Call 785 331 9903.
leave message.
3 BR apt in renovated older house, avail-
able August for 10 month lease, wood
foors, DW, 14th and Vermont, off street
parking, private deck $780 call Jim and
Lois 785-841-1074
3 BR apt in renovated older house,
1300 blk Rhode Island, wood foors, DW,
antique tub, Avail Aug, large porch, $750,
call Jim and Lois at 785-841-1074
3 to 4 BR house. Full basement, new
kitchen/bath, appls included, big yard.
Near KU. Avail. Aug. Call 785-841-3849.
3BR & 4BR townhomes
Jill (785) 393-7368
Large 1 BR apt. $500/mo. 1021 Rhode
Island. Off-street parking. 1 block to
downtown. Free W/D. Secure and quiet.
Avail 8/1. Call 785-331-6064.
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fall the Jayhawks are still trying to
dig themselves out of.
Kansas is 3-5 since the loss earlier
this month and has won those three
games on the road.
Nebraska pitcher Ashley DeBuhr
led her team in the victory, allowing
only two hits and striking out 12
DeBuhr (17-7) was named last
week’s Louisville Slugger/NFCA Co-
Player of the Week. She is second in
the Big 12 with 229 strikeouts, aver-
aging of 9.21 strikeouts per outing.
Nebraska is 10-4 in the month of
April, averaging almost four runs
per game.
Kansas snapped a five-game los-
ing streak at Texas Tech this past
weekend, sweeping the Red Raiders
and possibly putting the offensive
woes behind them.
Kansas had not scored a run in
31 consecutive innings entering the
Texas Tech series.
In the month of April, the Jayhawks
are 4-8 averaging just under two runs
per game offensively.
Sophomore shortstop Stevie
Crisosto is on pace to set several
Jayhawk records this season.
With 10 games to play, she ranks
fifth for runs scored with 30 and
is in a tie for third with four home
runs and her nine doubles and 12
stolen bases are tied for fifth in their
respective categories all-time among
Kansas sophomores.
Crisosto’s batting average is .322
and is second on the team with a .483
slugging percentage. She leads the
team with 69 total bases and has 12
stolen bases to lead the team as well.
Senior pitcher Kassie Humphreys
had a solid weekend against Texas
Tech. In 12 innings of work against
the Red Raiders, she held the team to
just four hits and two runs.
She is tied for second best in the
Big 12, holding teams to a .187 bat-
ting average.
Kansas leads the all-time record
48-44 against Nebraska.
Kansan sportswriter Evan Kafara-
kis can be contacted at ekafara-
[email protected]
in this year’s stacked draft, the
playoffs are bringing out the play-
ers’ best efforts and already are off
to an entertaining start.
Ultra-talented and oft-injured
Golden State point guard Baron
Davis has already proven that
as an eight seed the Warriors
will give the league-best Dallas
Mavericks all they can handle.
Allen Iverson and Carmello
Anthony combine to form a dan-
gerous duo in Denver while Steve
Nash and the Phoenix Suns play
the most beautiful basketball in
the league.
Most of all, it is nice to see the
world’s best basketball players actu-
ally play like they care. Now that
the calendar reads April, it is finally
worth the time to turn on the TV.
Sarraf is a Lawrence senior in jour-
— Edited by James Pinick
sarraf (continued from 1B)
softball (continued from 1B)
“If you would have told me I would
have made one bogie, all those pars
and two birdies, I would have taken
that in a heartbeat,” Koelbel said.
“It felt awesome playing that good
today. I’ll take that every time.”
Also braving the venue was senior
Gary Woodland. His final-round 76
put him at a tie for 14th in the final
standings and also notched him his
second career top-20 finish at the
Big 12 Championship.
While every golfer found the
course challenging, coach Ross
Randall noted that Woodland had a
considerable disadvantage teeing off
in Hutchinson.
“This isn’t the course for Gary,”
Randall said. “He can’t utilize his
strength on this course the way he
would like to.”
Other notable Jayhawk finishes
included senior Barrett Martens’
40th-place finish and junior Joey
Mundy’s 55th-place finish.
The Jayhawks will return to Rich
Harvest Farms Golf Course for the
NCAA Central Regionals. The site
was also a venue for the Jayhawks
back in the fall when they com-
peted and finished fifth in the Rich
Harvest Farms Intercollegiate.
Kansan sportswriter Daniel Moli-
na can be contacted at [email protected]
— Edited by Stacey Couch
(continued from 1B)
travis Morisse/associated Press
senior Gary Woodland chips on to the 13th green during the second round of the Big 12 Champi-
onship on Monday at Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson. Woodland fnished tied for 14th.
acclaimed journalist
dies in car accident
Halberstam, the journalist
whose acclaimed books in-
cluded a towering study of the
Vietnam War and a poignant
portrait of aging baseball stars,
died while heading to an inter-
view for a new work.
The 73-year-old writer was
killed in a car crash Monday
while working on a book
about the legendary 1958 NFL
championship game between
the Baltimore Colts and the
New York Giants. He was on the
way to interview Hall of Fame
quarterback Y.A. Tittle while
researching “the greatest game
ever played.”
Halberstam was riding in
a car that was broadsided by
another vehicle in Menlo Park,
about 25 miles south of San
Francisco, authorities said. He
was pronounced dead at the
scene, and the cause appeared
to be internal injuries, ac-
cording to San Mateo County
Coroner Robert Foucrault.
“The world has lost one of
our greatest journalists,” said
Arthur Sulzberger Jr., publisher
of The New York Times, where
Halberstam won a Pulitzer Prize
in 1964 for his Vietnam cover-
Halberstam’s 2003 book
“The Teammates: A Portrait
of a Friendship” told the story
of Boston Red Sox great Ted
Williams and his decades-long
relationship with teammates
Bobby Doerr, Johnny Pesky and
Dom DiMaggio.
— Associated Press
— Edited by Ryan Schneider
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ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Cardinals
pitcher Chris Carpenter played
catch for the first time in two weeks
on Monday, testing an elbow injury
that has sidelined him since the
season opener.
Carpenter, a 15-game winner
last year and the NL Cy Young
winner in 2005, made about 45
throws from flat ground while
gradually increasing the distance
to 120 feet. If all goes well he’ll play
catch on Tuesday, more long toss
on Thursday, and then throw off a
mound on Saturday.
Team medical personnel are
hopeful rest and therapy will
allow Carpenter to get through
the season without surgery.
Pitching coach Dave Duncan said
Carpenter’s workload on Saturday
would approximate warmups for a
starting assignment.
“Each day you find out how he’s
feeling, you progressively increase
the effort level, and that will be
a big date,” Duncan said. “If he
comes back from that without any
problems, that’s a good sign.”
Carpenter, the lone holdover
from the World Series champi-
onship team’s rotation to start
the year, has been on the 15-day
disabled list since April 2 with
impingement caused by bone spurs
combined with mild arthritis.
Carpenter reported no prob-
lems Monday. Then again, he had
no issues on opening day, when he
gave up five runs in six innings in
a loss to the Mets, until after he got
home and noticed the elbow had
puffed up.
offered a $5,000 reward Tuesday
for help tracking down who-
ever mailed dozens of threaten-
ing letters — including some
containing a potentially harm-
ful insecticide — complaining
about TV coverage of college
The letters were sent to national
networks and their local affiliates,
as well as people in states through-
out the West and Midwest, accord-
ing to the FBI office in Portland.
Recipients also included people
associated with university athletic
departments in Ohio, Michigan
and Arizona.
The initial batch of letters
was postmarked in Portland and
delivered in September 2004.
Subsequent batches of letters were
delivered between November 2006
and February, mostly with post-
marks from Seattle, but some also
were sent from Chicago, the FBI
The letters claim camera crews
spent too much time on close-
ups of cheerleaders. One letter
also complained about coverage of
WNBA players.
Some of the letters contained
various powdery substances, which
the FBI laboratory determined was
an insecticide. An FBI spokeswom-
an declined to identify the chemi-
cal. No injuries have been reported,
authorities said.
The FBI released excerpts of two
letters in the hope of identifying
who sent them.
In a letter sent in September
2004, the author objects to the
timing and angles of the shots
captured by camera crews during
sports events.
“We have asked nicely for them
to respect us and all women, yet
they refuse. They exploit innocent
people, so we will too. When they
start respecting us, we stop mailing
these out,” the letter reads.
» college cheerleading
» mlb
Pitcher tests elbow,
return date uncertain
United wins semifnal game
AssociAted Press
Above: Manchester United’s Wayne rooney,
right top, celebrates scoring the winning goal
against AC Milan with Darren Fletcher, bottom right,
and Paul Scholes, left, during a Champions League
semifnal frst-leg soccer match at Old Traford Sta-
dium, Manchester, England, on Tuesday. Manchester
won 3-2.
right: Manchester United’s darren Fletcher,
right, challenges AC Milan’s Kaka during a Cham-
pions League semifnal frst-leg soccer match at Old
Traford Stadium, Manchester, England, on Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A mar-
keting agent representing former
Oklahoma Sooner running back
Adrian Peterson is facing felony
charges of com-
mercial bribery
and theft.
Bill Henkel,
managing direc-
tor of 10 Sports
M a r k e t i n g ,
turned himself
in to the Johnson
County, Kan.,
sheriff ’s office
on Friday, deputy
Tom Erickson
said. Henkel post-
ed $10,000 bond and was released
the same day.
The charges are related to a sports
memorabilia deal that Henkel, the
former football marketing direc-
tor of International Management
Group’s football division, negotiated
involving San Diego Chargers star
LaDainian Tomlinson, the Johnson
County prosecutor’s office said.
In August 2005, Henkel allegedly
solicited a kickback for a marketing
deal involving the Pro Bowl run-
ning back, then
received a por-
tion of the kick-
back without
the knowledge
of Tomlinson or
IMG. A com-
plaint issued
by the district
attorney’s office
places the value
of the theft
between $1,000
and $25,000.
“To make it clear, there are
no charges against LaDainian
Tomlinson,” said Brian Burgess, a
spokesman for the district attorney’s
A message left for Henkel by The
Associated Press on Tuesday was not
immediately returned. His attorney,
Cheryl Pilate of Wyrsch, Hobbs and
Mirakian in Kansas City, Mo., said
the case will be “very vigorously
“Mr. Henkel has said he’ll allow
the loyalty of the players he repre-
sents to speak for itself as the matter
gets resolved,” Pilate said.
A spokesman for IMG had no
immediate comment.
Among the witnesses listed on
the district attorney’s complaint are
Tomlinson, his business manager,
Lamar Andrews, and his agent, Tom
Condon, who also represents
Peyton and Eli Manning, worked
for IMG until last year, when he
left to join Creative Artists Agency.
A message left for Condon by The
Associated Press on Tuesday was not
immediately returned.
Cleveland-based IMG filed a law-
suit against Henkel last year, accus-
ing him of breaking the nonsolicita-
tion part of his employment agree-
ment by trying to steal clients when
he founded 10 Sports Marketing in
Overland Park, Kan.
Tomlinson supported IMG’s
claims in a signed affidavit, stating
Henkel tried to persuade him to
leave IMG for Henkel’s firm.
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ofce spokesman
FBI offers reward
for lead on threats
football 8b wednesday, april 25, 2007
By Jeffrey rake
kansas state Collegian
MANHATTAN — Since the first
day of spring practice, K-State coach
Ron Prince has been all about “The
Power of One,” the theme of this
year’s football team.
But the poor play of quarterback
Josh Freeman, who wears jersey No.
1, is all the buzz after his Purple
squad lost 19-0 to the White team
Saturday in the annual Spring Game
at Snyder Family Stadium.
Freeman completed just nine of
22 passes for 44 yards, as the Purple
team managed to gain zero yards
of total offense. The White team
intercepted two Freeman passes, one
of which led to a second-quarter
touchdown, and forced five turn-
overs in all.
“We just couldn’t get anything
going,” said Freeman, who faced
many of K-State’s projected defen-
sive starters. “I’ll put that on myself,
because I am one of the leaders on
the offense. The guys looked to me,
and I had nothing for them.”
The situation was quite the oppo-
site for freshman Carson Coffman,
who was serviceable in his first
action since finishing his career 26-0
at Raymore-Peculiar High School
(Mo.) in 2005. Coffman led the
White team on two touchdown-
scoring drives and completed 12 of
29 passes for 69 yards.
Afterward, Coffman did not tip-
toe around questions regarding his
status on the depth chart, saying he
planned on competing for the start-
ing quarterback job.
“If I did anything less, I would be
cheating myself,” he said.
Whether his performance in a
scrimmage — which did not much
resemble a game-day atmosphere
with a crowd of 16,732 — will hold
any ground remains to be seen. At
the very least, however, Coffman
might have erased some doubts about
his ability. Then again, Prince said he
believed in Coffman all along.
Coffman also received glowing
remarks from his teammates.
“You couldn’t ask more from a
quarterback,” said White team line-
backer Ian Campbell. “He got the
‘W’ for us.”
K-State opens its season Sept. 1
at Auburn.
» Big 12 footBall
Quarterback fops in spring game
Kansas State quarterback Josh Freeman passes during the frst half of the spring football game
in Manhattan on Saturday. Freeman completed just nine of 22 passes for 44 yards during the game.
» NCaa footBall
Kentucky looks past bowl victory
By travis Waldron
kentuCky kernel
LEXINGTON, Ky. — As the sun
beat down on Commonwealth Stadium
for Saturday’s Blue/White Spring Game,
several Kentucky football players stood
at midfield with their eyes glued to
one of the stadium’s big screens, which
showed video of UK’s Music City Bowl
victory against Clemson.
Almost immediately after the
video showed one of the most mem-
orable plays of that game — punter
Tim Masthay’s fake punt and pass
to safety Marcus McClinton — the
coaching staff emerged from the sta-
dium tunnel onto the field.
At the first sound of a whistle, the
players went back to the warm-ups and
drills of spring practice, the monumen-
tal victory a good memory from the
past but not the main focus of the day.
And that’s exactly how head coach
Rich Brooks wanted it.
“Now we have to move forward,
and we can’t move forward while look-
ing back,” Brooks said. “The Music
City Bowl becomes a thing of the past
and now we have to think about ...
opening up the coming season.”
UK’s Blue team (offense) earned
the victory, defeating the White team
(defense) 65-50 in front of 5,000 fans.
Because of injury problems, the
scrimmage was formatted to pit the
offense against the defense, leading
to the inflated score.
Though the defense led for much
of the scrimmage, quarterback
Andre Woodson brought the Blue
team back for the victory with a 14-
play, 68-yard drive that ended with
Maurice Grinter’s 1-yard touchdown
run. The touchdown gave the Blue a
54-50 lead that it didn’t relinquish.
Woodson finished the game 17-
for-28 for 245 yards and two touch-
downs, leading an offensive attack
that racked up 530 yards on 20 pos-
Even though the offense earned
the victory, Brooks said he was
pleased with both teams.
“The scrimmage went pretty
well,” Brooks said. “I think people
could see athletic plays being made
on both sides of the ball.”
» Big 12 footBall
Missouri ofense
sports new edge
By dan angell
the Maneater
COLUMBIA, Mo. — With eight
starters returning from last season
on the offensive side of the ball, the
focus of the annual football Black
and Gold Game was completely
different than a season ago.
But the scrimmage still held
meaning for the offense, which
wanted to prove itself worthy of the
expectations for the upcoming sea-
son after finishing with the nation’s
No. 8 offense a season ago.
“When you come to a game like
this, I think what you look at is the
No. 1 defense and No. 1 offense
and how they did,” Missouri
coach Gary Pinkel said. “The No.
1 offense scored twice. I thought
that was good.”
Pinkel has said he would work
the backup quarterback into the
offense more than he did a season
Incumbent starter junior Chase
Daniel only appeared in 15 plays
before freshman Dominic Grooms
joined junior Chase Patton at quar-
terback of the Black squad.
Patton said he was excited about
the opportunity to finally get some
playing time after sitting behind
a combination of Brad Smith,
Brandon Coleman and Daniel for
his first two years of eligibility.
”I’ve been trying to earn my shot
for a while, and I feel like I’ve done
a better job this spring. There’s
definitely stuff I need to build on,
but I’m glad that I could get some
confidence from the coaches that I
could run this offense,” he said.
Patton threw for two touch-
downs on Saturday. After the game,
Pinkel confirmed that Patton will
enter the fall in the backup quar-
terback spot, but final decisions
on every position would wait until
a week before Missouri’s season-
No matter who the quarterback
is, senior tight end Martin Rucker
expects the return of the majority
of last year’s offense will help the
Missouri offense get closer to their
optimal position faster.
“It just kind of helps you out,
knowing people’s styles. Someone
might come out there not really
feeling it that day, but you know
how to get them motivated,” he
Senior wide receiver Will
Franklin said a year of working
together last season helped the
offense improve this spring.
“The experience we have
together is bringing us closer,” he
said. “That’s the best thing that
could have happened: Everyone
came back. I can just tell there’s
going to be a lot of scoring.”
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