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A Jayhawk in Timberwolf country

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¢ A Kansas University graduate is set to begin as the play-by-play voice of the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to this story in the [Mankato (Minn.) Free Press][1].Brian Sieman may not be a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves or their coaching staff, but to fans he's still an important part of the team. Sieman is the new voice of the Timberwolves as the team's play-by-play radio announcer for the upcoming season._"This is my dream job," Sieman said. "Since I was 6 years old, I grew up in the golden era of basketball with the Lakers and the Celtics and ever since that time I was like 'I want to be an NBA radio play-by-play guy.'"¢ Tom Frederick, a Kansas University lecturer, is quoted in this [St. Petersburg Times][2] story about Buck O'Neil, the Negro Leagues player and baseball advocate who died Friday night in Kansas City."But it was his choice to be positive, and it was a profound one," Frederick said. ¢ A [Miami Herald][3] columnist writes about a roadtrip across Kansas._Two days before the end of the month, an out-of-state license plate, a mid-20s state trooper: I was speeding-ticket toast. When the blue lights started spinning, I was 20 minutes east of Council Grove, Kan., on a two-lane stripe through the prairie whose only other travelers -- a pick-up-driving man and his shotgun-riding hound -- had turned onto a dirt road 10 minutes before.¢ Here's a follow-up to a posting on this blog from last week, when The New York Times wrote a feature about KU's Monarch Watch program. Reporter Donald G. McNeil Jr. answered [reader questions][4] about the story about Monarch Watch in a posting on the newspaper's Web site. [1]: http://www.mankatofreepress.com/sports/local_story_281012237.html [2]: http://www.sptimes.com/2006/10/08/Rays/Always_sunny_in_his_w.shtml [3]: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/travel/15683175.htm [4]: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/06/science/06askscience.html?_r=1&em&ex=1160366400&en=a541f379d2941b8d&ei=5087%0A&oref=slogin

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