The Jello Quest, We Cry
We know why we're here. Kraft has managed to destroy one of the greatest dessert treats in American history. No, not apple pie, nor Pabst Blue Ribbon beer. It's Black Raspberry Jello. And it is gone from the stores; it is gone from our lives.
One major reform Daugherty proposes is to reduce the reliance of campus organizations on the Student Senate for funding by facilitating the groups in running independent fund raisers.
“We have a lot of money to give out to clubs and organizations,” he said, “but I’d like to see the Student Senate more involved in the fundraising, helping them to fundraise rather than just hand out money. We need people to bake cakes and sell cakes, or go to Kemper Arena and help us do a consession stand.”
Independent funding is important, he said, because Student Senate funds are not growing as quickly as on-campus organizations.
“We’re receiving more requests from people that are expecting the same amount of money as last year. Government doesn’t work that way; you only have so much money,” he said.
Daugherty would also like to increase the Student Senate’s influence with the governing bodies of JCCC as well as reach out to the student body..
“A lot of [board members] are faculty and teachers. They do listen to us, they do take into account what we say, but were still a small voice. We don’t have that full grown, adult potential,” he explained.
“We’re supposed to be the voice of the student body; we’re supposed to represent the whole student body which, I can tell you right now, we don’t,” he said, “Personally I think poster board is a waste of time.. Either something is going to catch your eye or not.”
Daugherty was also critical of the Campus Ledger.
“I’m not that familiar with the Ledger. I flip through it, but I don’t have time to read through the articles,” he said, “I speak for the student body, and I’m sorry; the student body doesn’t read your paper.”
Dougherty confirmed his claim that he doesn’t read the Ledger when, after a question concerning proposed hate behavior legislation, he claimed to have read an article about it in the Ledger. At that time, the Ledger had published no such story.
The Kansas City Blades defeated the Orlando Solar Bears in the second of a two game weekend series on Saturday. Kansas City had defeated Orlando 2-1 Friday, ending Orlando’s 7 game winning streak, and finished the game on Saturday with a high-scoring 6-4 victory.
The Saturday game was the second for center Josh Holden since returning from a three game stint with the Vancouver Canucks. Holden didn’t score during the NHL games, but did make 6 shots on goal. Also returning from the Canucks was defender Brent Sorpel, who scored three times in 21 games this season. Absent from the game was Vadim Sharifijanov, right wing, who leads the Blades in scoring with 46 goals.
The Blades dominated the first period against Orlando. Left wing Ryan Ready started the Blades with the first goal (3:22). Steve Kariya scored next (5:05) on a power play after Orlando defender Brian Pothier was given a 2:00 penalty for tripping. Defender Steve Lingren scored the final goal of the first period with a long shot from mid-ice. The Blades held the Solar Bears scoreless.
In the second period, the Blades seemed to have lost their momentum. Shots on goal were missed and the Blades had difficulty maintaining control of the puck while moving down ice. The Solar Bears shut the Blades out while scoring 4 times.
By the third period, the Blades had rediscovered their game. Defender Jan Vodrazka picked up 3 assists, feeding the puck to Sean Tallaire, Jeff Scissons, and Brad Leeb. Control of the puck swung back and forth, but the Blades effectively stymied Orlando efforts to score, including blocking a last minute furry of shots on the Kansas City goal in the last 3 minutes of play.
This was the final game between the Blades and the Solar Bears. Kansas City finishes the season with a 2-3 W/L record against Orlando.
Attendance was a strong 11,000, more than twice the number of fans at the Friday night game.
Kansas City is ranked second in the IHL West with a record of 24-18. Orlando is third in the IHL East at 23-14.
The Kansas City Blades play their next game on Tuesday at Grand Rapids, and return to Kansas City to play Manitoba on Wendsday.
Kansas City protesters decry Bush's inauguration
By GLENN E. RICE - The Kansas City Star
Date: 01/20/01 18:00
Waving hand-painted signs and chanting, "Hail to the thief," protesters at three rallies Saturday in Kansas City denounced the inauguration of President Bush.
"We are here to protest the stealing of the presidential election," said the Rev. Nelson Thompson, president of the Kansas City chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. "We are joining people of conscience all over the nation who are holding similar rallies."
Nearly 200 people gathered near the front steps of the federal courthouse in Kansas City for the rally sponsored by the group.
Protesters also spoke against the appointment of John Ashcroft as U.S. attorney general.
"We don't trust John Ashcroft to uphold the law," said the Rev. Sam Mann, pastor of St. Mark's Church. "It's like the fox being asked to guard the chicken coop. John Ashcroft is probably not a bad person, but he just shouldn't be the next attorney general."
Other speakers decried voting irregularities in Florida.
"This was my first election, and I thought my vote would count," said Matt Edison, a student at Olathe South High School. "My vote wasn't counted; it was stolen."
Meanwhile, about 20 persons toting signs stood on the sidewalk in front of the Bolling Federal Building to protest the inauguration and demand election reform.
"We want the voting process to be improved," said Dan McBee, an organizer with the group KC Trust the People.
Earlier in the day, about 25 persons gathered in front of the J.C. Nichols Foundation to protest Bush's election and the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stop the manual vote re-count in Florida.
"When a person steals the presidency in broad daylight, all the media does is lay on its belly and does nothing," said Roger Goldblatt, who organized the rally.
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Lawrence rocked to the sounds of Alien Ant Farm, Taproot and Linkin Park on Friday.
Doors opened at seven, but the line had formed by six for entrance to the sold out show. Frost bitten attendees were repeatedly kicked out of the box office where they sought refuge from the sub-zero windchills, but spirits remained high. People coming to see Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon at the Liberty Hall Theater were greeted by a menagerie of leather, chains and creatively colored hair.
Head-lined by Linkin Park (song title) the buses had arrived just hours before from show in an even colder venue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The first I saw of the band was bassist Tye Zamora standing beside a trailer behind Liberty Hall in Lawrence. While the rest of the band was unloading equipment, he was standing stiffly in what, for someone from southern California, was icy wind; Alien Ant Farm had just come from a show in Minnesota.
I sat down with Zamora and AAF singer Dryden Mitchell in a nearby coffee shop to discuss the tour and their upcoming album, ANThology, due to be released in early March.
ANThology is AAF’s major label debut. Two previous demo releases, “$100 Tape” (1996) and “Love Songs” (1998) sold out before the band released “Greatest Hits” in 1999 which established the groups legitimacy by winning honors as the best independent rock album of the year at the L.A. Music Awards.
According to Zamora and Mitchell, the tour so far with Taproot and Linkin Park was going well.
National recognition of a need to examine the roles of African-Americans in American history dates back to the mid-1920s. Initially dubbed “Negro History Week,” the efforts of early 20th century African-American scholars such as Dr. Carter G. Wilson, gradually events expanded into an entire month dedicated to Black history.
Although African-American presence in North America dates as far back as the European presence, positive contributions made by Black settlers were almost universally ignored by history books. Histories of Colonial and early America made no mention of Black freemen who lived and worked along side Whites. Benjamin Benneker, for example, who was born into a family of free blacks taught himself advanced mathmatics and astronomy. Benneker later published an almanac. Thomas L. Jennings, a free black tailor in New York, was the first African-American to hold a patent, issued in 1821 for a dry cleaning process. Mentions of Blacks in the United States were limited to those which justified the inferior social-economic status of slaves.
During the early days of Reconstruction, the period of time immeadiately after the Civil War when southern states where dominated by the Republican Party, former slaves made great progress. Allowed to vote for the first time, Blacks were successfully elected to serve in many southern legislatures and gained a measure of economic success.
The period of Black participation in the electoral process, however, was brief. White southerners reacted by instituting laws which denied Blacks the right to vote
Woodson, the son of two former slaves, worked in Kentucky’s coal mines and didn’t enroll in high school until he was twenty years old. He graduated in two years and ultimately earned a Ph. D. from Harvard. During his studies, Woodson was bothered by the absence of accurate information about Black history in the classes he took. In 1915, he created the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (the word Negro was later replaced by Afro-American) and a year later established the Journal of Negro History. When Woodson initially proposed a week dedicated to Black history, he selected the second week of February as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln and Frederic Douglas, two individuals he believed had made great contributions to the plight of Black Americans.
One major challenge faced by scholars researching Black History was the lack of written historical accounts from the black perspective. Because so few blacks were literate, in fact many states had laws forbidding the teaching of blacks to read or write, most records reflected the racist bias perspective. Among sources available were church documents, books written by white abolitionists and records at the few black colleges which were established during Reconstruction.
Although several well known figures have since made the transition to mainstream history texts, George Washington Carver for example, Black History Month offers students an opportunity to learn about some of the lesser known but equally important African-Americans in American history. Ideally, by integrating element of Black History, at some point in the future separate recognitions will no longer be necessary.
Alien Ant Farm are:
Dryden Mitchell – vocals
Terry Corso – guitar
Mike Cosgrove – drums
Tye Zamora – bass
Currently: Linkin Park and Taproot
Feb-Mar: Orgy and Spineshank
Mar-Apr: Pappa Roach
Movies – ANThology
www.alienantfarm.com - Official Band Webpage
www.alienantfarmonline.com - Official Fan Club