The symbol of freedom was a 6-foot-9 college freshman, flying through the air on a fast break, cocking his left arm behind his head, throwing down a vicious one-handed dunk in a building full noise. On the other side of the floor, as Cheick Diallo sprinted back on defense, Kansas coach Bill Self doubled over in his chair and began to laugh. Assistant coach Norm Roberts was laughing, too. The Kansas bench was on its feet. Allen Fieldhouse was soaring.
Wichita City Council members could stage a revolt Tuesday by refusing both to reschedule municipal elections and to open them to corporate, labor union and PAC money. Mayor Jeff Longwell and the other council members could even go for a hat trick by declining the pay increases included in the bundle of proposed ordinance changes.