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¢ Former KU football runningback John Randle keeps getting pub for his time in Lawrence - but not the good kind. His extracurricular activities are mentioned again in this story posted on the [Sporting News Web site][1].The same appears true at running back, where Whitlock is likely to get some backfield help from John Randle, who sat out last season after being dismissed from Kansas' team in March 2005 after being charged with hitting a man outside a bar in Lawrence, Kan. Randle was the Jayhawks' top rusher in 2004 -- 540 yards - and caught 35 passes for 274 yards, along the way notching a team-high nine touchdowns and 1,065 all-purpose yards.¢ Lawrence-based band White Whale's debut album gets reviewed by [Seattle Weekly][2].Some aspects of this disc are tough to explain, including why these guys sound sorta British despite being based in Lawrence, Kan. In the end, however, White Whale are still quite a catch.¢ Jim Kane, the former Eagle Bend golf pro who competed in the PGA Championships last weekend, got a mention in this column posted by Larry Bush of [Florida Atlantic University][3].In recent years, club professionals have lamented the loss of spots in the PGA Championship, as determined by the officers and board of directors, from 40 to 25 to 20 this year. Who's to blame? Maybe pressure from the PGA Tour, maybe the desire to get more top international players in the field, and maybe the club professionals themselves.Only two of 20 made the cut this year and some years none has. The two this year? Jim Kane of Lawrence, Kan., finished dead last at 301 after opening with a pair of 71s and Don Yrene of Scottsdale, Ariz., tied for second-last at 300 after 71-72 the first two days.The moral here? Play better, whether its for spots on the Ryder Cup team or in the PGA Championship.¢ A former KU student - now known for being a con man in the world of fine collectibles - is profiled in today's [Kansas City Star][4].By 1988 in Lawrence, Doyle was spending evenings in the library of the Spencer Museum of Art, part of the KU system. "Students would tell me, 'There was a guy here last night spinning tales you wouldn't believe,'?" recalled Susan Craig, the library director._"Oh, he had an aunt who worked for Christie's auction gallery in New York. He owned horses that raced in the Kentucky Derby."¢ A former KU athletics official, Christopher Dean, is leaving the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (a Canadian Football League team) to take another business position, the [Hamilton (Ontario) Spectator][5] reports._Dean graduated from the University of Toronto before obtaining his Masters in Sports Management from Florida State University. After cutting his teeth by working for the University of Kansas Jayhawks athletic department, Dean worked in the front office of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for three years where he met current Ticat GM Rob Katz. That connection led to his hiring by Young to run the Ticat business operations in late 2003.¢ A former Kansas University law instructor, Shirley Goza, has been named as managing director of Quality Litigation Services, an Overland Park-based group that formed when Quality Group of Cos. purchased Focus Trial & Settlement Solutions, according to the [Kansas City Business Journal][6].Goza, who also is general counsel for Quality Group of Cos., has 20 years of experience as a lawyer and has taught law classes at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas. [1]: http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=119858 [2]: http://www.seattleweekly.com/music/0634/cdreviews.php [3]: http://www.tcpalm.com/tcp/sports_columnists/article/0,,TCP_1066_4936910,00.html [4]: http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/15336255.htm [5]: http://www.hamiltonspectator.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=hamilton/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1156284611676&call_pageid=1112274690688&col=1112274690756 [6]: http://kansascity.bizjournals.com/kansascity/stories/2006/08/21/daily17.html


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