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Do you feel KU has designed a fair system for awarding points for seats in Allen Fieldhouse?

Poll results

Response Percent
No. It will take the Fieldhouse away from the fans and put prime seats in the hands of corporations.
 
61%
Yes. Those who pay the most should have the best seats and the Athletic Department needs the revenue.
 
23%
I’ll reserve judgement until I see how the seats are allocated.
 
15%
Total 206

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State enlists groups to support families of deployed reservists
May 28, 2004
(Web Posted Friday at 2:25 p.m.) Three boys under 11 can be a handful for any mom, let alone one whose husband is halfway around the world. A new program launched Friday by the governor’s office is aimed at making life less stressful for people like Adrienne Dickey, of Ottawa, whose loved ones are serving in the military.
Weekend weather may include rain
May 28, 2004
(Updated Friday at 1:09 p.m.) Meteorologist Matt Jacobs’ advice is to get out early this weekend, because storms could dampen some holiday weekend plans.
Shankel named interim president of KU Alumni Association
May 28, 2004
(Updated Friday at 1:08 p.m.) The Kansas University Alumni Association has named an interim president to take over for Fred Williams, who was fired Saturday.
Briefly
May 28, 2004
¢ Governor sues to block impeachment testimony ¢ Wildfire grows to more than 25,000 acres
Volunteer opportunities abound
May 28, 2004
When Claire Scharenberg arrived as a freshman last year at Kansas University, she was intimidated.
Congregations reach out to students
May 28, 2004
Lawrence is filled with congregations representing many faith backgrounds that are eager to interact with Kansas University students.
Officers crack down on underage drinking
May 28, 2004
Have a beer? You’d better not if you are on the Kansas University campus. If you are off campus, then you’d better be 21. In Kansas, it’s the law. On campus it doesn’t matter how old you are; the general rule is selling and drinking alcoholic beverages is forbidden.
Meal plans to have more options
May 28, 2004
After a year of dorm food, Evan Boxberger is ready for a change. “I enjoy the variety they offer,” said Boxberger, a freshman from Olathe. “But now I’m getting very, very sick of it.”
Multicultural center provides support
May 28, 2004
Jacqulyn Love first stepped inside Kansas University’s Multicultural Resource Center last year looking for a tutor to help her with some homework.
Resident’s labor of love turns 25
May 28, 2004
Each year for the past 25, Donna Hornberger-Beguelin has made her way to Oak Hill Cemetery before Memorial Day.
What will curb partisanship?
May 28, 2004
If you are confused about this talk of Republican John McCain joining Democrat John Kerry’s ticket, here’s an explanation.
Daily ticker
May 28, 2004
Payless shareholders reject dissidents’ plan
Three directors re-elected to board
May 28, 2004
Payless ShoeSource Inc. shareholders re-elected three directors at the company’s annual meeting on Thursday after the company refused to allow a group of dissident shareholders to nominate a rival slate.
Proposal would set limits for leaving pets tied up
May 28, 2004
Animal-rights advocates want City Hall to prohibit pet owners from chaining their animals in yards for extended periods of time.
Horoscopes
May 28, 2004
WWII veterans share tales at new memorial
May 28, 2004
Some stormed the beaches at Normandy. Others became America’s first black military pilots and flew combat missions as part of the famed Tuskegee Airmen. Comrades liberated German concentration camps, witnessing the horrors of the Nazis firsthand.
ABC pushes for later Indy 500 start
May 28, 2004
In a bid to improve lagging ratings for the Indianapolis 500, ABC is trying to get the track to change one of its most revered traditions — the start time.
Untangling the movie Web
A guide to the most entertaining, useful and bizarre sites about film
May 28, 2004
“The Internet has given everybody in America a voice. For some reason, everybody decides to use that voice to bitch about movies.” — Ben Affleck in “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back”
Custom guitar craftsman makes return to Lawrence
May 28, 2004
Depending on one’s perspective, Branson, Mo., can either be a country music paradise or a barren wasteland. For guitar craftsman Dave Wendler, it turned out to be more of the latter.
Parking fines increase
May 28, 2004
If you’re thinking about displaying a lost, stolen or forged parking permit this year at Kansas University, you might want to think again.
Registration of bicycles recommended
May 28, 2004
Bicycle racks are next to practically every building on Kansas University’s campus.
KU libraries thrive in digital age
May 28, 2004
Many people perceive libraries as quiet, dull and unpopulated, but the libraries at Kansas University are among the most vibrant, bustling spots on campus.
Wading into their work
May 28, 2004
Kerry should cancel Boston convention
May 28, 2004
The notion that Sen. John F. Kerry might refuse to accept the Democratic presidential nomination at his own convention in July — the better to spend his huge treasury before federal spending caps go into effect — has the air of being too cute by half. But in reality it is only half smart enough.
Dating service touts ‘love patent’
May 28, 2004
Chemistry? Forget it. Psychology and statistics best determine whether two people will have a happy marriage. At least so claims an online dating service that’s patented its matchmaking formula.
Kerry faults Bush administration’s handling of Iraq
May 28, 2004
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry argued on Thursday that Americans face greater dangers because of the Bush administration’s mishandling of Iraq and vowed that if elected president, he would “never let ideology trump the truth.”
John Brown’s descendant shares stories
May 28, 2004
Abolitionist John Brown’s great-great-granddaughter Elaine Caldwell never had to go in search of her family’s history.
State title at stake
Free State seeks more hardware this weekend
May 28, 2004
It’s a simple and somewhat painful fact for opposing baseball teams: If they want to beat Free State High in the state tournament today and Saturday, they’ll have to try to get batters out.
Maxine Betty Van
May 28, 2004
Briefly
May 28, 2004
¢ Investigation continues in March 14 fatality ¢ Cheney to visit K.C. to support Patriot Act ¢ Playwright wins award ¢ Pump Patrol seeks deals
Greeks get involved in community
May 28, 2004
Thousands of Kansas University students contemplate joining a fraternity or sorority every year.
Officers increase bike patrols
May 28, 2004
Bicycles are growing more popular on the Kansas University campus. They also are becoming more popular with thieves.
Vetoes stand as lawmakers adjourn
May 28, 2004
Conservative Republicans failed Thursday to override Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ veto of funding for a program that helps pregnant women, as lawmakers ended the 2004 legislative session.
Judicial ethics
May 28, 2004
A study of federal judicial ethics is good insurance that the U.S. judiciary will adhere to the highest ethical standards.
Delta inquires about Wichita subsidies
May 28, 2004
In the wake of Wichita’s decision to extend a subsidy given to discount airline AirTran Airways, a competing airline has asked about making a similar deal.
Former Rite Aid CEO gets 8-year jail term
May 28, 2004
Former Rite Aid Corp. chief executive Martin Grass was sentenced to eight years in prison Thursday for his part in a $1.6 billion accounting scandal.
Storms stir up towns on Missouri border
May 28, 2004
Two violent storms overnight Wednesday moved through east-central Kansas and west-central Missouri, causing property damage and a few minor injuries.
Alumni president placed on leave
Longtime leader says association’s board gave ‘no reason’ for move
May 28, 2004
The longtime president of the Kansas University Alumni Association has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
Fernandez Racing teammates front-runners
May 28, 2004
Adrian Fernandez hasn’t raced at Indy for the past nine years. Kosuke Matsuura is a rookie.
Department assists on legal issues
May 28, 2004
Law school isn’t the only place for Kansas University students to learn about the legal system.
Watkins provides cures for ailments
May 28, 2004
Getting sick. It’s the part of the college experience that comes with not getting enough sleep, skipping breakfast, drinking more than you should and being around every germ imaginable.
Lakers on brink of finals
Bryant lifts L.A. to 92-85 victory, 3-1 series lead
May 28, 2004
Only Karl Malone saw the wink.
Briefly
May 28, 2004
¢ Deadly clashes erupt with soldiers, protesters ¢ Governor intervenes to end hostage standoff ¢ Muslim state ends polio vaccine moratorium ¢ Austria adopts tough animal rights laws
Traditions: Alma mater, Rock Chalk, school colors
May 28, 2004
Iraq war feeding terrorism
May 28, 2004
President Bush continues to insist, as he did this week, that the war in Iraq is a continuation of the war on terror.
Report details even wider threat of tobacco use
May 28, 2004
Cigarette smoking significantly harms almost every major organ of the body and has been directly linked to a new series of illnesses including leukemia, cataracts, pneumonia and cancers of the kidney, cervix, pancreas and stomach.
Black Jack site plan includes history, recreation
May 28, 2004
The land is ready, historical investigations continue and decisions about government support await.
KU unveils fieldhouse seating results
May 28, 2004
Kansas University Athletic Department officials Thursday sent informational packets to more than 7,200 donors and season-ticket holders explaining men’s basketball seating arrangements in Allen Fieldhouse under a new point system.
Recording industry files 493 lawsuits
Three involve Kansas, Missouri residents
May 28, 2004
Continuing its crackdown on music piracy, the recording industry this week filed 493 lawsuits against people it accuses of illegal file sharing, including 44 in Missouri and Kansas.
Reception welcomes Kansas veterans in D.C.
May 28, 2004
Kansas veterans visiting Washington, D.C., during the World War II Memorial dedication Saturday can attend a reception sponsored by the state’s congressional delegation.
K.C. Billy Graham Crusade rescheduled for October
May 28, 2004
Evangelist Billy Graham has rescheduled his Kansas City Crusade for Oct. 7 to Oct 10, 2004, according to the committee planning the event.
Businesswoman, dentist earn Kiwanis’ praise
May 28, 2004
The Lawrence Kiwanis Club on Thursday honored Dr. Paul H. Getto and Rusty Thomas with its Substantial Citizen Award.
U.S. zeal doesn’t ensure democracy
May 28, 2004
“If Jefferson provided the essential poetry of American political discourse, Hamilton established the prose of American statecraft.”— Ron Chernow, “Alexander Hamilton”
Business investments boost growth
GDP up 4.4 percent for first quarter; analysts expect trend to continue
May 28, 2004
The economy grew slightly faster than previously thought in the first quarter of this year, fresh evidence of momentum heading into the summer. Higher energy prices, though, could weigh a bit on future growth, some analysts said.
Informant seeking reward is arrested
May 28, 2004
Prosecutors have charged a Kansas City man in a bank robbery he was providing information on in an attempt to collect a $5,000 reward.
Briefcase
May 28, 2004
¢ Former Texaco CFO named to Aquila board ¢ Spammer gets jail time ¢ Judge cuts KCP&L award
Government wins praise for dropping organic guidelines
Agriculture secretary rescinds rules that drew ire for weakening standards
May 28, 2004
The government is receiving appreciation from the organic food industry for dropping guidelines that would have allowed limited use of pesticides and antibiotics in such products.
Conley Dean Lux
May 28, 2004
No services are planned for Conley Dean Lux, infant son of Leann Banton and Kyle Lux, Perry.
Lone Bishop Seabury graduate finds harmony at small school
May 28, 2004
Sang-Hyun Park was the hands-down choice to be valedictorian of the Bishop Seabury Academy Class of 2004.
U.S. says cleric tried to start terror training camp
Suspect has links to 9-11 suspect, shoe bomber
May 28, 2004
A fiery Muslim cleric whose now-shuttered London mosque attracted Sept. 11 suspect Zacarias Moussaoui and would-be shoe bomber Richard Reid was arrested Thursday in Britain and accused of trying to build a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
ILL-ustrated’ seeks ‘dude’ demographic
May 28, 2004
Q: What is the hardest job in television? A: Making shows that attract young male viewers. A decidedly fickle bunch, the “dude” demographic is difficult to pin down. Remember when wrestling was the answer? Then NBC hooked up with the WWF (now the WWE) to produce its own XFL football league with X-ecrable results.
MU system gets budget boost
Board of Curators approves plan, goes inside at Stowers Institute
May 28, 2004
The University of Missouri Board of Curators, meeting Thursday in Kansas City, approved an operating budget of $855 million for the four-campus system of more than 60,000 students and a statewide outreach and extension service.
Area briefs
May 28, 2004
¢ Volunteers sought to help elderly ¢ Dole to participate in Eisenhower event
On the record
May 28, 2004
Prisoners say coalition forces were also abusive
Polish, other troops accused of mistreating Iraqi detainees
May 28, 2004
Some Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib said they were abused by troops from Poland and other coalition countries, according to copies of statements to Army investigators obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
U.S. optimistic about peace agreement with radical cleric
May 28, 2004
U.S. officials embraced a peace plan here Thursday offered by fundamentalist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, raising hopes for an end to weeks of fighting between his militia and American troops that has left hundreds dead and damaged shrines.
Soldier in Lynch party was killed in Iraqi custody, not in ambush
May 28, 2004
A soldier initially listed as killed in action while riding in the same doomed convoy as former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch actually had been captured by Iraqi fighters before he was killed, the Oregon National Guard said Thursday.
Stiles services
May 28, 2004
Haskell recognizes employees’ service
May 28, 2004
O-East favored at state
Hawks 21-1 heading into softball tournament this weekend in Lawrence
May 28, 2004
Olathe East is beatable in softball. Free State High proved that a couple of weeks ago.
FSHS relay gunning for fourth crown
Firebirds’ 4x800 team has won three straight titles
May 28, 2004
A quiet sports dynasty has emerged within city limits, and this weekend it could add even more to its overwhelming success.
Tigers trample Royals, records
May 28, 2004
Carlos Pena and the hard-hitting Detroit Tigers left their mark on the Kansas City Royals — especially Justin Huisman.
Sideline
May 28, 2004
¢ K.C. puts Gonzalez on DL ¢ UT players suspended
Schilling reports erratic driver
May 28, 2004
Boston ace Curt Schilling helped police catch a man driving erratically Tuesday night, hours after he led the Red Sox to a win over the Oakland Athletics.
Topeka drag races at a glance
May 28, 2004
Jeff Burton mired in slump
NASCAR driver 29th in standings; Jimmie Johnson takes pole
May 28, 2004
Jeff Burton used to come to each track, particularly Lowe’s Motor Speedway, as one of the favorites.
Pacers seeking offensive answers
Indiana’s Eastern Conference finals series lament: ‘We’re playing horrible’
May 28, 2004
While most of the Indiana Pacers waited on the team bus, Ron Artest stayed on the court hoisting jump shots until he was drenched in sweat.
Lightning overpower Flames
Lecavalier sets up pair of goals; series tied at 1
May 28, 2004
Calgary captain Jarome Iginla disrupted and distracted Tampa Bay throughout Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final with his physical play and offensive creativity.
Flames fizzle in first period
May 28, 2004
The Calgary Flames had a first period they would just as soon forget. Things only got worse in the third.
The Day After Tomorrow’ not a total disaster
May 28, 2004
Tornadoes. Floods. Hail the size of muskmelons. Sounds like springtime in Kansas. Of course, it’s a little different once these forces begin wiping out the entire Northern Hemisphere, which is exactly what happens in the disaster epic “The Day After Tomorrow.”
KC trio discovers ‘Voice’
May 28, 2004
Somewhere buried in “Your Voice Repeating” — the latest album by the KC-based experimental rock trio Namelessnumberheadman — there is a hit song. A song that will reverberate in your consciousness for weeks and leave you breathless at the sheer force it exerts on your brain.
Advising center helps newcomers make transition
May 28, 2004
Being new on a campus with 26,000 students can be intimidating.
Where to go for help
May 28, 2004
The Freshman-Sophomore Advising Center provides the following list of services for incoming students
Office helps disabled students succeed at KU
May 28, 2004
For students with physical or mental disabilities, Kansas University offers a wide range of services.
Students find answers for newcomers
May 28, 2004
So, do you have everything you need for your freshman year?
History of Jayhawk traced to 1840s
May 28, 2004
Kansas University is home of the Jayhawk, a mythical bird with a fascinating history.
Center is ‘open door’ to visitors
May 28, 2004
The KU Visitor Center is the front porch to the Kansas University campus, home to more than 25,000 students.
Leader urges students to get involved at KU
Sophomore takes over as president
May 28, 2004
Kansas University student body president Steve Munch is receiving some leadership guidance from a past U.S. president.
Vice president wants KU voices heard
May 28, 2004
Jeff Dunlap remembers gross fumes from passing buses while he walked along Jayhawk Boulevard his first week at KU.
Music scene rocks in city
May 28, 2004
Although cigarettes may not be allowed in Lawrence venues, the music scene is still pretty — cough — “smoking.”
Lied Center to open season Aug. 20
May 28, 2004
The Lied Center will kick off its 2004-2005 season Aug. 20 with a free outdoor concert to help celebrate Lawrence’s 150th anniversary.
Theater has diverse bill
May 28, 2004
The University Theatre at Kansas University embarks on its 81st season this summer. Aside from attending performances on the diverse bill, students also can get involved by auditioning for roles or helping behind the scenes.
Rolen gets Cards rolling
St. Louis belts Bucs, halts three-game slide
May 28, 2004
Scott Rolen did everything right, except remember that it was getaway day.
Credit counselor warns of pitfalls
College students urged not to ‘get a bunch of cards’
May 28, 2004
Students come to college to get an education, have fun, find friends and build lifelong relationships. That doesn’t include burying themselves under mountains of debt.
Student Union Activities organizes many events
May 28, 2004
Student Union Activities organizes several events for Kansas University students.
Grants, work-study programs offered
May 28, 2004
Students who want financial aid should get familiar with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
Students adjust to online enrollment
May 28, 2004
Travis Barnicle figures Kansas University’s new online enrollment system isn’t perfect, but it’s better than the old way of doing things.
Residence hall safety an issue
May 28, 2004
Eric Wellhausen began his career at Kansas University like most freshmen. He arrived from home, excited about college and ready to meet hundreds of new students.
Closed meeting ‘not intentional’
City Council blames building security policy for public being turned away
May 28, 2004
Members of the public were not allowed to attend the City Council meeting at which a new city manager was hired this week, according to a report in The Wichita Eagle.
People
May 28, 2004
¢ Simpson seeks Hazzard pay ¢ Jackson suit goes nowhere ¢ Cannes can wait for exams ¢ Parker dressing down for Gap
Williams sisters advance
Defending men’s champ Ferrero falls
May 28, 2004
With favorites falling all around, Serena Williams talked herself out of a loss. Her sister Venus spoke French more fluidly than she played.
Barnett reinstated as Buffaloes’ coach
May 28, 2004
Calling it the right thing to do, the president of the University of Colorado reinstated suspended football coach Gary Barnett on Thursday and said no one would lose their jobs for one of the worst college athletic scandals in years.
Debate continues over Wichita council meeting
May 28, 2004
The district attorney’s office said Thursday that the city of Wichita appears to have simply made a mistake in closing public access to a City Council meeting Tuesday night and no legal action is planned.
Briefly
May 28, 2004
¢ Troops, agencies send help as flooding death toll surges ¢ One of every 75 U.S. men in prison or jail, report finds ¢ First cases of West Nile virus for 2004 reported in West ¢ Former governor pardoned son-in-law, documents show
SFT siblings taking charge
Musgraves, Shivelys leading Chargers to state
May 28, 2004
The last time the Musgrave and Shively brothers all pitched together was when they won the Flint Hills League championship.
KU media liaison moving on
May 28, 2004
A lot happened during Mitch Germann’s four decades … uh, make that four years as the main publicist for Kansas University men’s basketball.
Ottawa optimistic entering state tourney
May 28, 2004
Ottawa High softball coach Renee Malburg wasn’t sure about the state’s softball record books, but she certainly was preaching to her team that it could make history this weekend anyway.
Whole world’ ready to greet new students
May 28, 2004
Want a profile of the most common Kansas University student? She’d be a 21-year-old woman from Johnson County. She’d be white, she’d be enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and she’d be single.
Rec center serves as hub for students
May 28, 2004
Lisa Turner loves to run outside, but not in snow and certainly not on ice.
KU on Wheels gets students around
May 28, 2004
There are many ways to get to class — or to get home from a fun evening downtown — at Kansas University.
Baldelli boosts Rays past Twins
Last-place Tampa Bay victorious for sixth time in seven games
May 28, 2004
Rocco Baldelli and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays have broken out of early-season slides.
Dietary panel calls for more fish, exercise, less TV time
May 28, 2004
A revised food pyramid coming from the government to guide Americans’ eating habits should recommend more fish and fiber and fewer refined grains such as white bread, federal advisers decided Thursday.
Kansans still in knots about tornadoes
May 28, 2004
When tornado sirens wail these days in Crawford County, people are far less likely to wander outside to look at the clouds than they were a year ago, when a massive tornado claimed the lives of three of their neighbors.
Briefly
May 28, 2004
¢ USS Cole returns from overseas deployment ¢ Defense: Father had no gun residue on hands ¢ Ex-archbishop named head of Rome basilica ¢ Three children found decapitated in home