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Profs say Lawrence grave mystery solved

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¢ It turns out a photograph - and not DNA - was the key piece of evidence in determining the man buried in a Lawrence grave is, in fact, who it was supposed to be, John Wesley Hillmon. The "reasonable probable" results of the grave mystery were reported in today's [Rocky Mountain News][1].Their finding comes just a few weeks after announcing that efforts to recover DNA from skeletal material exhumed at the grave site this year had failed.If they're right, it could trigger a rethinking of a longstanding piece of federal evidence law.¢ A KU graduate has been named chief executive at the world's third-largest mining company, Anglo American. Cynthia Carroll is the new CEO, the [London Times][2] reports._Ms Carroll has spent the last 18 years in the aluminum industry, starting her career with Alcan in 1988 in the rolled products group. Before she joined Alcan, she was a senior petroleum geologist for Amoco in North America working for six years in gas and oil exploration, working across a number of states including Alaska and Utah.¢ The late Prentice Gautt, the former Lawrence resident who broke the color barrier for the University of Oklahoma football team, is featured again today, this time in a column in the [Muskogee Phoenix][3]._His saga and his accolades as a player were all before our time. He was a considerably older black man with an engaging smile about to talk to a room predominantly filled with white college kids. But that was the point: to listen to the story of man who might be called the anti-Terrell Owens."He's very humble. He was always preaching humility to me," said his now 45-year-old son Roger about Saturday's fanfare. "He was always saying you should be seen and not heard. I'm sure he'd be shying away from the attention."¢ Scot Pollard is still attracting attention, just like he was in his basketball playing days at KU. That's the gist of a profile in the [Akron Beacon Journal][4].Some might challenge Pollard's mental state, but those who know him say it's all in fun. Besides, anyone who called Ron Artest a teammate for three seasons is entitled to some eccentricities.Pollard has a catalog of talking points.¢ He grew up as one of six children in a devout Mormon home, but never embraced the religion.¢ He did not take basketball or school seriously until after his father -- University of Utah hoops legend Pearl ``Poison'' Pollard -- died when Scot was 16. Pollard has a tattoo on his back that reads, Son of Poison.¢ He enjoys vintage cars, and drove around the University of Kansas in a 1972 Cadillac convertible he calls Marvin._¢ He proposed to his wife, Mindy, in front of 16,000 fans at a Jayhawks Midnight Madness practice. His wife also is something of a free spirit, a woman who shops for his unusual fashions and suggests different hairstyles._ [1]: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_5088825,00.html [2]: http://business.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,9074-2418747,00.html [3]: http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/sports/local_story_297005658.html?keyword=topstory [4]: http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/15834503.htm

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