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Are these KU students self-centered?
!¢ A pair of unidentified KU fans have found themselves in the middle of a minor journalism controversy. A photo of them - with their bodies painted with the letters "K" and "U" - was included with a story on whose photo was included in a [CBSNews.com] story titled "Are Today's Students Too Self-Centered?"Apparently, CBS' "Public Eye" division, which serves as a watchdog group to ensure fair journalism, didn't think it was right to identify these particular students with narcissism, since they actually had nothing to do with the story. You can read their request to have the photo removed at the [Public Eye] section of CBS' Web site.This is what Public Eye's Brian Montopoli wrote: These are college students, yes, so it's not shocking that CBSNews.com chose to run their pictures. But I don't know how pleased I would be to be pictured accompanying a story on self-centeredness and narcissism. Isn't that a little unfair to the students?¢ Paul Pierce, the former KU basketball star now with the Boston Celtics, is featured in a regular [Boston Herald] column that asks pro athletes their favorite high school memory. Pierce's involved his first dunk during his sophomore season."I remember my first dunk," he said. "When you are a sophomore, it's a big deal to dunk. We had a big crowd that game -- we always had a big crowd -- and I remember it was nice because my best friend was the one who gave me the pass. It came right in traffic."¢ Michael Bauer, a professor of organ and church music at KU, is quoted in a story in the [(Inland Southern California) Press-Enterprise] about the dwindling number of church organists nationwide."The pool of pianists is much smaller than 20 years ago," said Michael Bauer, professor of organ and church music at the University of Kansas. "Organists usually come from pianists who play well. If you don't have a number of beginners on piano, you won't have more organists." : http://www.cbsnews.com/images/2007/02/27/image2519609l.jpg : http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/02/27/health/main2519593.shtml : http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2007/02/27/publiceye/entry2521021.shtml : http://sports.bostonherald.com/highSchool/view.bg?articleid=185444 : http://www.pe.com/localnews/inland/stories/PE_News_Local_H_organist28.40f286d.html