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KU BLOWS BIG LEAD AGAINST BAYLOR, LOSES 31-30 IN OT Bears score 21 unanswered points in 4th quarter Page 1B L A W R E NC E JOURNAL-WORLD ® $1.25 35.$!9s./6%-"%2s A REBUILDING PROCESS Legislature will have plate full of meaty issues Immigration measures may be looked at in coming session By Scott Rothschild Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo KATHY SHUCK, WHO LIVES JUST OFF U.S. HIGHWAY 59 IN PLEASANT GROVE, SETS a cap stone as she rebuilds a fence on her property. Shuck says that vehicles coming from the highway have hit her fence more than 30 times, and each time she has to rebuild it. Vehicles have run off U.S. 59, hit fence on property over 30 times By Christine Metz “ tered plastic are scattered across a patch of Kathy Shuck’s yard. They are the remnants of a crash that occurred four months ago when a driver fell asleep at the wheel, missed a sharp curve and drove off U.S. Highway 59 straight into Shuck’s yard. He took out nearly 100 feet of fence before he stopped upside down in a nearby field. Right after the accident, Shuck’s Pleasant Grove neighbors began taking bets on just how long the rebuilt fence would stay up. The low bet was 60 days. The guess doesn’t seem that wild when Shuck tells you her fence has been hit more than 30 times. Please see LEGISLATURE, page 2A generally involve inattention, speeding If they just drove the speed or alcohol, and just couple that with limit we wouldn’t have any prob- that curve,” Douglas County UnderRipped-up grass and pieces of shat- lems.” sheriff Steve Hornberger said. Shuck TOPEKA — Gov. Sam Brownback has promised to tackle just about every major aspect of state government in the legislative session that starts in January. “It’s a big session, but we have a lot of needs,” Brownback said recently. Asked if it may be a good time to ask the Republicandominated Legislature to refrain from the controversial issues of immigration and abortion, Brownback, a Republican, said, “They’ll decide what they want to do on topics. We have a full-load agenda for the Legislature.” On the issue of immigration, a group of Protestant and Catholic leaders has asked the Legislature to leave the matter to the federal government. But Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican and national leader on passing anti-illegal immigration legislation in multiple Brownback states, said that isn’t going to happen. There will be legislation aimed at stopping illegal immigration in Kansas during the Kobach 2012 session, Kobach said. “I think one of the reasons is that there is just so much demand for it from constituents,” he said. Also, he said, an E-Verify bill that has failed in the past in the Kansas Legislature is more likely to gain acceptance because of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in May that upheld an Arizona law that requires employers use the E-Verify database system attributes most of the accidents to folks going too fast or being too drunk. “If they just drove the speed limit we wouldn’t have any problems,” she said. To be fair, Shuck has kept an eye on the fence for the past 60 years. Shuck grew up in the home, but that was when the road was a two-lane highway and not well-traveled. “When I was young, they never hit the fence. We would put our feet on the fence and watch a car go by every five minutes,” she said. Over the years that’s changed. What used to be an accident every — Kathy Shuck “It’s a continuous job,” Shuck said of rebuilding it. Shuck’s house sits off Highway 59 on a stretch of road that runs from Lawrence to Ottawa. The last home in the hamlet of Pleasant Grove, the home is at the top of a hill, at the start of a significant curve and right before a passing lane ends. Standing in her yard and watching the cars fly by, it’s easy to understand how cars that miss the curve land in Shuck’s yard. “The accidents I’ve worked there Hot doggin’ it: KU Christians grill food for late-night crowd By Aaron Couch It’s a Friday night, and you see a young man dressed as a bottle of mustard. He’s dancing on a front porch at 13th Please see FENCE, page 2A and Ohio, shouting something about hot dogs. You’re not sure what he wants, but he has your attention. 16 THINGS I’VE DONE “My shtick is to be a little nuts. I like to be a little goofy,” says Jordan Leroy Hanson. “On hot dog nights, when I wear the suit, I can be 3) Cast Martin Sheen and as goofy as possible.” If you are one of the hunIsaac Hayes to star in his first film, “Ninth Street,” dreds of college students about life in Junction City who will wander past 1320 in 1968. Sheen was intro- Ohio tonight, you will probduced to him through Ber- ably see Hanson. Hanson is a member of rigan and was able to spend four hours shooting the film. Campus Christians. On most Willmott wrote a beginning, Fridays the group of Kansas middle and end for his char- University students gather acter knowing the amount of at the ministry’s front porch time he would have to film and grill about 400 hot dogs. it. Hayes also came from an- They hand them out for free other connection through a to whoever wants one. This particular Friday friend. He read the script and starts off slow. By 11 p.m., did the film. “I was very, very lucky,” only a few college-age guys Willmott said. “Very lucky.” have heeded Hanson’s call. Richard Gwin/Journal-World Photo 4) Mixed a Molotov cock- They’re sitting on the front KEVIN WILLMOTT, AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF FILM at tail in high school and got porch, clutching beers and Kansas University, has been making movies since “Ninth expelled after it was discov- smoking cigarettes. Street,” about life in Junction City in 1968. It’s not exactly the cover ered in his locker. He led something of a rabble-rous- shot of a campus ministry dent, and it taught me to have gan, a Catholic priest and social ing crowd in high school, brochure, and that’s kind of a good work ethic.” activist, who became an inspithe point. Members of CamPlease see WILLMOTT, page 2A pus Christians say they fol2) Met the Rev. Daniel Berri- ration in his life and his work. Social activist inspired KU film professor By Andy Hyland ONLINE: See the video at Editor’s note: This is another in an occasional series of stories by reporter Andy Hyland, asking Kansas University staff to share “16 Things I’ve Done.” This week, we talked with Kevin Willmott, an associate professor of film. 1) Got his first job when he was 10 years old, growing up in Junction City in the late 1960s, working at a grocery store. He loaded trucks and stocked shelves. “It was a lot easier then for a kid to get a job at 10 years old than it is now,” he said. “That had a big effect on me. It taught me to be indepen- INSIDE Partly cloudy Arts & Entertainment 9C-14C Books 12C Classified 1C-7C Deaths 2A High: 60 Events listings Garden Horoscope Movies 12A, 2B 9C 2C 5A Opinion Puzzles Sports Television Low: 41 Today’s forecast, page 12A Join us at and 11A 2C, 11C 1B-12B 5A, 2B, 2C John Young/Journal-World Photo MARISA ROSS, a member of Campus Christians, cooks hot dogs on a grill Nov. 4 on the porch of the KU Campus Christians house located at 1320 Ohio. Every Friday night during the school year, the group cooks 400 hot dogs and distributes them for free. low the traditional tenants of Christianity but strive to be open and inclusive. “We’re not here to be judgmental,” says Scott Pixler, director of ministries for Campus Christians. “We just want to have a place where people can come.” The guys on the porch talk for a few minutes before moving on. No one has mentioned religion. 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