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Your news Could have read these stories online Tuesday and Wednesday • Bob Cervera Opera House volunteer of the year • Jordan Young case continues.
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“I wanted to see the fire-based EMS side. I wanted to learn it and this was the perfect opportunity.” Kevin Royse
New fire chief
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New fire Chief ready, excited to face challenges B y T im Weideman
firstname.lastname@example.org After spending his entire firefighting career in Wichita Kevin Royse decided it was time for a change of scenery. In May, Royse was selected from a field of 24 candidates to replace former Junction City Fire Chief Mike Steinfort, who retired in November. A week ago Monday, Royse, for the first time walked through the doors of Station No. 1 as the new Junction City Fire Department Chief. “I’ve learned more in the last two
weeks than in a long time,” he said Wednesday as he sat in his office at the station. “But I like it. It’s new, it’s different. It’s exciting.” Royse, a Wichita native, has been in the firefighting profession since 1987. At the Wichita Fire Department, he worked his way through the ranks from firefighter to battalion chief of that department’s special operations division. In that position, Royse oversaw four to five fire stations at a time and about 48 personnel. A difference between Wichita’s and Junction City’s fire departments is the latter provides full EMS services.
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Wichita’s department has paramedics, but doesn’t transport patients. “I wanted to see the fire-based EMS side,” Royse said. “I wanted to learn it and this was the perfect opportunity.” Royse holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in criminal justice. He’s also a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program. Junction City’s Fire Chief position represented a chance for Royse not only to enter a slightly slower environment, but also to use his education Please see Royse, 8A
A hearing during which a former Junction City church leader is expected to act on a plea bargain in 10 alleged child molestation cases has been continued to Aug. 6. Former Faith Tabernacle Music Director Jordan Young faces charges in 10 child molestation cases that allegedly occurred from 2008 to 2012. Junction City Police first arrested Young last summer. Young originally was scheduled to appear Tuesday morning in Eighth Judicial District Court in Junction City. Court documents show prosecutors on July 24 sent Young’s attorney, Thomas Lemon, of Topeka, a copy of the proposed plea agreement. The defense requested extra time to review additional documents and for Young to discuss with Lemon those documents as well as the plea agreement, according to court records. Charges in six cases Please see Young, 8A
Space shortage B y C hase Jordan
“People are buying it legally in Colorado, but email@example.com they forget they can’t bring it into other states,” ComDue to recent drug busts missioner Ben Bennett on Interstate 70, local law said during a press enforcement officonference. cials are running It often results out of room to store in the seizure of seized vehicles. an offender’s vehiDuring a Geary cle. County CommisSince the Adasion Monday, Sherbag investigation iff Tony Wolf disin the spring. Wolf cussed a solution said the departT ony for the problem — a ment has continW olf larger facility. ued to pursue drug Wolf mentioned recent offenders. During the operation, 54 incidents on I-70 involving marijuana with the com- search warrants were exemission. Please see Space, 8A
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begin at noon, is a chance to tackle more Junction firstname.lastname@example.org City-focused topics before chamber and community The Junction City Area leaders head to the JanuChamber of Commerce ary regional retreat, which still is looking to brand the in the past has been held community in a in Overland Park way that encouragand attended by es business owners r e p r e s e n t a t ive s to buy into the from Manhattan, image. Junction City and On Aug. 29, the Wamego. chamber will host Weigand said the a local retreat at local session will the C.L. Hoover focus on what was T om discussed at last Opera House, 135 W eigand year’s local and W. Seventh St., for regional retreats, community stakeholders to review “how we what’s been going on in can make our city and the community since those community more attrac- retreats and how the tive,” Chamber CEO Tom chamber can adopt a brand Weigand said during that fits Junction City. A meaningful brand Wednesday’s board of would help make the comdirectors meeting. The summer retreat, munity more recognizable, which is scheduled to
Please see Branding, 8A
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Dr. Mary Otoo (right) takes time to introduce herself to members of the community and Geary Community Hospital during a reception.
Welcoming two new doctors Otoo, Velasquez have varied backrounds, but ready for challenges in kansas B y C hase Jordan
email@example.com As a line formed inside the Fegan Dining Room, Dr. Mary Otoo and Dr. Rafael Velasquez cheerfully smiled as they received hugs and handshakes from community members. During the Wednesday reception, Geary Community Hospital (GCH) officially welcomed two of their newest doctors. On Aug. 12, Otoo will begin the next chapter of her medical career as general surgeon for GCH. Velasquez began work as the hospital’s family doctor
on July 1. Chief Executive Officer Joe Stratton said Wednesday he’s happy to have Otoo as a new surgeon at GCH. Otoo will join Dr. Fouad Hachem and Dr. Charles Bollman in the Flint Hills Surgical Clinic. She began her education in the West African country of Ghana, before traveling to the United States to further her education. She was attracted to GCH because of the professionals and the technology it has to offer, despite being a small hospital. “I’m hoping all my experiences will benefit the
community as well as the people here,” Otoo said. Her interest in surgery began while meeting women in her field at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. “It’s interesting at watching how they can balance challenges in the medical field and their family life,” Otoo said. “But most importantly you have to love what you do.” Her position at GCH will require her to be on call for trauma incidents. One challenge she’ll probably have to face is access to health care. “It’s universal, it’s not just in the United States,” Please see Doctors, 8A
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West loves his crafts: teaching and pottery B y G ail P arsons
Abilene Reflector-Chronicle ABILENE — A visit to Barry West’s home in Abilene is like a visit to a fine art gallery. Pottery neatly arranged on the tables, beautiful stained glass shimmering in the windows and finely detailed paintings gracing the wall space account for several decades of independent work and demonstrations to children in the classroom. West retired after teaching art for 22 years in Solomon, but in that time he introduced a world that would open doors and opportunities to hundreds of children in Dickinson County. Though pottery is his strong suit, his students were given the opportunity to try their hand at several mediums including jewelry, painting, sculpture and stained glass. Just being able to try and work with the arts is something he believes is vital for the children and bothersome when schools start eliminating it.
“Kids need a chance to express themselves, to do drawing or painting or pottery, and be able to express without fear,” he
said. “If they do away with the arts, what are (the children) going to use to express themselves?” Fortunately, West didn’t
Chip seal project started on K-15 in Dickinson A KDOT project was scheduled to begin Wednesday on K-15 in Dickinson County. Plans call for a chip seal to be applied to the highway’s surface beginning at the Dickinson/Marion County line then north to the south city limit of Abilene. The project then picks-
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Barry West, in the middle of sculpting a pot in his work place.
up at the north city limit and continue north to the west K-15/K-18 junction. Traffic within the work zone will be controlled by flaggers and a pilot car carrying traffic thru the work zone at a reduced speed. The work zone shall be in effect during daylight hours only. Drivers need to pay close
attention and be prepared to stop. The purpose of this project is to extend the life of the highway and improve ride quality. Mid-America Road Builders Inc. of Platte City, Mo. is the prime contractor for this project. Project cost is $1.06 million.
County OKs floor project ABILENE — The county soon will be represented on the floor of the renovated statehouse in Topeka. Dickinson County commissioners approved spending $1,000 to help pay for a Visitors Center on the north side of the Capitol. The center will be the main entrance for visitors, legislators and employees. A special feature of the Visitors Center is a marble map of Kansas and its individual
105 counties that will be laid into the floor and allow all people to pass through to identify counties and see their relationship to others in the state. Each county name will be cut into the marble. The Governing Board of the Kansas Association of Counties officially adopted the Statehouse County Map project with the intention of raising $1,00 in donations from within each of the Kansas counties.
have that problem in Solomon when he was asked to start teaching art at the elementary level. “I fought tooth and nail. I was an
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The Abilene Area Chamber of Commerce will approach the city commission for approval to install a digital sign on the east side of the train depot building on Aug. 6. The chamber recently moved into the building and would like to have the sign replace the static sign that currently exists at that location, said Torey Berndt, chamber executive director. The Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Abilene Heritage Commission have both approved the sign, but not without some debate. Tim Hamilton, Community Development director, said the vote passed the Heritage Commission on a 4-0 vote, but two members who were notable to attend the meeting had expressed via e-mail that they would vote against the proposed sign if they were able to attend the meeting. The final vote came down to whether or not a digital sign in that location would “encroach upon damage or destroy the historic character of the downtown historic district, “Hamilton said. The board determined that it would not. “I think it will keep with the historical design, “Berndt said. Generally, in the downtown historic district there are guidelines that set standards for any changes. However, the standards are subjective and there is a process in place to grant variances, with the final decision being made by the city commission. “This sign is an interesting situation because it is being put inside a middle panel of an existing sign, “Hamilton said. “It is a monument sign that has been inexistence for years.
ABILENE — Free school supplies, a free lunch, games for children,free clothing vouchers and a wide variety of information on area agencies helping others will be available from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. this Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Abilene Community Center, 1020 NW 8th, Abilene, when Kids in Crisis (KIC) and the Family Support Team join in offering a fun day of activities for Dickinson County residents. A family fun day sponsored by the OCCK will beheld at the same time and place. KIC will launch its seventh year of assistance to low-income children in distributing $20 vouchers to children who qualify for free lunches at school and $10 vouchers to children who qualify for reduced lunches, along with free backpack sand other supplies. By using “rainy day money,” the mill levy for the Abilene USD 435 2013-2014 school year will go down a little. At least that is the budget the board approved to be published. The proposed $9,429,895 budget is expected to be funded with a 45.703 mill levy on property taxes, the state allotment of $3,838 per the 14,090 students and $400,000 from the district’s savings account. Board member Gregg Noel said that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is getting his way by cutting taxes. “The state wants us to take savings and money from savings,” Noel said, calling the money “rainy day money.” “Who knows down the road where we’ll be? It’s scary to pull money out of the savings account but that is where we are right now,” said Abilene Superintendent Denise Guy in presenting the budget to the board in a hearing at noon Monday. The levy actually dropped 0.009 mils from last year’s budget which was 45.712.“We are maintaining our commitment to education, “said board member Debby Barbur.
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wasn’t confined to the classroom. With a strong artistic spirit, he was frequently creating and trying new things. “Inspiration just bubbles up in my brain,” he said. “I’ve always been an expressive person.” His expression is evident as soon as one approaches his house. The yard has become a showcase gallery of his welded art. Several sculptures, some representational like the flowers or the person on a bike and others nonrepresentational, are found throughout the yard and around his studio that takes up half of the garage. When he thinks back to the many students he has had over the years, he speaks with pride about them and the things they are doing today. One is the curator at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C., another is the chairman of the art department at Washburn University and another has found his art niche in the world of tattoo art.
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old dog and didn’t want to learn new tricks,” he said. It didn’t take long for him to change his tune. “I loved them, but I had to get used to kids hugging around my knees.” He also realized it wasn’t just him teaching the children. He ended up learning right along side of them. As a teacher, he guided them and demonstrated procedures and techniques, but he did so more as a stimulus rather than instruction. He said he allowed the children the flexibility to express their own creativity. At the same time, he had to ensure he was meeting the state education guidelines. But rather than fitting the art projects into a set of guidelines, he worked the guidelines into the art projects. In this way the children could learn the elements of design, and the principals of color theory and not have to sit through a lecture. Savings West’s art
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In brief Geary County Commissioners are making a proposal to increase the mill levy. Commission Chair Ben Bennett reported the tax rate may increase by 2.02 mills. For 2013, the mill rate is 52.36. The increase may generate close to $500,000. Some of the reasons include security upgrades associated with a new conceal and carry law and funding local organizations losing funds due to cuts from the state. “We still have to make a decision on it and look at other alternatives,” Bennett said. Commissioners are scheduled to make a final decision Monday, Aug. 5, before it’s published. A budget hearing is scheduled for Aug. 19.
Community calendar Thursday, Aug.1 9:30 a.m. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), First Southern Baptist Church, child care provided 10 a.m. Family Films, Rise of the Guardians, Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, 230 W. Seventh St. 1 p.m. TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Episcopal Church of the Covenant, 314 N. Adams St. 2 p.m. Doors open at the Junction City Fraternal Order of Eagles, 203 E. 10th St. 5 to 8 p.m. Junction City Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie and Auxiliary kitchen is open with full meals 6:15 p.m. JC Sundowners Lions Club supper/meeting at the Four Seasons Asian Restaurant, 810 Grant Ave. 6:30 p.m. Bingo at American Legion Post 45, Fourth and Franklin streets 6:30 p.m. Flinthills Depression and Bipolar Alliance Support Group, First Christian Church, Fifth and Humboldt, Manhattan 6:30 p.m. Junction City Aglow Lighthouse meets in the meeting room at the Hampton Inn. 7 p.m. Mahogany Readers, Family Business by Carl Weber Library Corner, 238 W. Eighth St. 7:30 p.m. Stated Communications, Union Masonic Lodge No. 7 AF&AM 8 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, 119 W. Seventh St. Senior Citizens Center errands to Walmart
Friday, Aug.2 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Exercise at Senior Citizens Center Noon Narcotics Anonymous, 119 W. Seventh St. 2 p.m. Doors open at the Junction City Fraternal Order of Eagles, 203 E. 10th St. 5 p.m. It’s About Me Breast Cancer Awareness Association, Medical Arts II Conference Room, Geary Community Hospital 5 to 8 p.m. Junction City Fraternal Order of Eagles kitchen is open with short-order meals 6 p.m. Ogden American Legion Bingo, 515 Riley Blvd. 6 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, Women’s meeting, 119 W. 7th St. 6:30 p.m. JC Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary Bingo, 203 E. 10th St., open to public 7 p.m. American Legion Riders, Chapman American Legion, 222 1/2 Marshall 8 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, 119 W. Seventh St.
Saturday, Aug.3 7 a.m. to Noon Farmers Market, Eighth and Jefferson streets Noon Narcotics Anonymous, 119 W. Seventh St. 1 p.m. Doors open at JC Fraternal Order of Eagles, 203 E. 10th St. 6:30 p.m. JC Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie Bingo, 203 E. 10th St., open to public 8 p.m. Narcotics Anonymous, 119 W. Seventh St.
Cervera receives Volunteer of year award B y L ynda C ostello
Special to The Daily Union On Sunday, the C.L. Hoover Opera House and its personnel celebrated and thanked the many volunteers and donors for their great support of the 2012-13 Season. The event was held on the Opera House stage complete with appetizers, cocktails and live entertainment. Attendees enjoyed the piano stylings of Mary Louise Stahl and Janette Vogelsang as they played a variety of standards and tuneful favorites. Entertainment was also provided by the local group, “Quitting Time” comprised of Bob Cervera, Brian Clark, Rick ‘Cuz’ Garver, Susan O’Brien and Mary Louise Stahl. The event was hosted by the J.C. Opera House Management Board and the J.C. Opera House Foundation. During the 2012-13
Volunteer of the Year Bob Cervera (right) with Janette Vogelsang. season volunteers served in an expanded capacity inclusive of: House Manager, Technical Booth Assistants, Box Office Assistants, Coat Check, Ushers, Bartenders, Concession Sales (selling CD’s and T-shirts for performers), Photography as well as
helping with Opera House marketing mailings. When figuring volunteer hours for the season it was calculated that over 2200 hours were donated across all areas and when using an average salary of $10 per hour volunteers provided over $20,000 to the
Opera House which serves to lessen the financial burden of operating costs. It was the vision of Stahl and Vogelsang to expand the use of volunteers in an effort to offer more volunteer opportunities to the community at large as well as to better meet the needs of balancing the Opera House budget. Barbara Cowen Craft, Chairperson of the Opera House Foundation (J.C. Opera House, Inc), also spoke and gave a synopsis of grants and other funds obtained during the 2012-13 season. The Volunteer of the Year for the 2012-13 season was presented to Cervera who has been instrumental in bringing the Acoustic Junction events, a showcase for local acoustic talent, to the Opera House. If interested in donating to the Opera House or serving as a volunteer please contact them at 785-238-3906. Their next show is: Joseph Hall’s Elvis on Saturday, Aug. 10th at 7:30 p.m.
A trek for heroes Man walking across country to honor soldiers B y D avid P reacher P or ter
Special to The Daily Union The Earl C. Gormley American Legion Post 45 in Junction City recently hosted and displayed Joe “Tiger” Patrick’s Memorial Panel. Tiger, a Desert Storm veteran, is on a mission carrying his “Fallen Heroes Memorial Panel” across America. The panel contains a picture of every man or woman lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The faces of more than 6,690 fallen heroes are chronologically displayed on the 8-foot-by 25-foot unfurled cloth panel. When not on display, he places the rolled panel in his backpack. Tiger’s trek began on April 27 at Coronado Island, Calif., and planned
for a 6-month journey, heading east toward Walter Reed Hospital for mission completion. He is stopping at various fire houses, VFW and American Legion Posts and military facilities. Along the way he has met family, friends, wounded warriors, and brothers and sisters in arms who have known the fallen. During his trek, Tiger also has the painful task of updating the pictures along the way as he honors those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to their nation. He stopped in Junction City recently where he joined the Legion Post during the Legion Riders “Legacy Scholarship” breakfast fundraiser. “My favorite moments of the walk are the warm hugs and shared tears
Sprucing up the neighborhood B y T im Weideman
firstname.lastname@example.org Owners of small businesses have the opportunity to spruce up their storefronts or interiors, thanks to a new grant that soon will be available from the Junction City-Geary County Economic Development Commission. On Wednesday, the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors gave their final approval to a proposed grant program that targets locallyowned businesses in Junction City. The program has about $25,000 available for making minor, aesthetic improvements to buildings. Chamber Economic Development Specialist Susan Jagerson said businesses will be able to apply for the grants. If awarded, owners then would be reimbursed after proving the work has been completed. “It’s going to be kind of designed with few strings attached,” Jagerson told the chamber board Wednesday morning. Businesses won’t have to be chamber members to apply for a grant. Chamber CEO Weigand said the city has tasked the chamber with pushing business growth in Junction City — and not just among the chamber’s members. “This is community-
wide, economic development,” he said. The Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDC) approved the program July 11. The proposal was then sent to the chamber board for final approval. At that EDC meeting, Jagerson said a specific number of grants of up to $2,000 will be offered to businesses in Junction City and Geary County. A 25 percent cash match from the businesses will be required. The program will be paid for by the EDC from funds the organization originally had budgeted for NRP loan reimbursement and Spirit of ‘76 payments. “Both those reimbursements are being paid through the city from the EDC cash account,” Jagerson said. The program is expected to be officially launched later this year. Once it’s available, Jagerson will lead the effort to spread the word to business owners. “I’m sure my face may be more welcome if I’m handing them information on a grant that they could get,” she said.
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with those who carry the loss of their loved ones every day,” he said. Tiger was housed during his stop in Junction City by the Wingates. David is a retired Army veteran and member of Post 45. Tiger and Dave were complete strangers before a chance meeting at a yard sale in the town of Matheson, Colo., not so long ago. “The Wingates have extended a hand of friendship, putting me up in their home and is truly an example of Midwest hospitality,” he said. When asked to describe his experience and impression of Kansas and Junction City, Tiger paused and beamed a smile. “Friendly isn’t a strong enough word,” he said. “I have six to eight people a day stopping their cars, trucks and once this big green combine, offering a ride or water.”
Volunteers for Float Your Boat
The Geary County Convention & Visitors Bureau is in need of volunteers for the upcoming Float Your Boat Cardboard Boat Races. Volunteer positions include timekeepers, recorders, registration, judges and boat launchers. “You will get wet being a boat launcher and you may get wet being a recorder and timer,” CVB Director Connie Hall said. “Come out and join the fun.”
The race is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Milford State ParkSouth Boat Ramp, 3612 State Park Road. Participants need to check in by noon. Float Your Boat will be held in conjunction with the Milford Lake Extreme Outdoor Water Festival. For more information about the events, contact the CVB office at (785) 238-2885 or visit www. junctioncity.org/calendar.aspx.
Library notes Jewelry making basics
This is a class for those who have little or no experience in jewelry making, or as a back to basics class. Students will be introduced to materials, tools and basic jewelry design. Each month students will take home a beautiful and unique jewelry item. Instructors: Cheryl Martin has had four years of jewelry making experience. Class held on Friday, Aug. 9 at 5 p.m. at Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams. Registration deadline 8/7, earrings or bracelet $10. Sponsored by the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library.
Do you enjoy films with little plot, bad acting, poor directing, silly special effects, and a storyline? If so, this class is for you. We will be discussing low budget film, and how you too can collect gems of film history. Part I will be a discussion on low budget films. Part II — will show the movie “It Came From Hollywood.” Part I will be on Sunday, Aug. 11th at 1:30 p.m. at the Dorothy Bramlage. Public Library. (Part II will be on Friday, Aug. 16th at 6:30 p.m.)
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Local resident elected supreme leader S pecial to T he D aily U nion
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Charles E. Young made a little history this weekend. The Junction City resident was elected Supreme National Jr. Vice Commander of the Military Order of the Cootie at the Supreme C o nve n tion. C harles It will Y oung be the first time Kansas has had a Supreme Commander since instituted in 1947. The Military Order of the Cootie is an honor degree of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Young has been instrumental in keeping the state of Kansas and Junction City Pup Tent #6 elevated in all the Supreme programs. In the past eight years, the state of Kansas and Junction City has won the honor of All Star Commander five times and has been captain of the All Star Commanders two times, including this year. In order to receive that award, the state and Pup Tents had to excel in all of the programs above all the other states in the United States, Europe and the Pacific. According to Young, Kansas may be small in numbers compared to other states, but it is mighty when it comes to supporting Supreme and VFW programs such as the VA hospitals and nursing homes, veterans programs and the VFW National home for widows and orphans of veterans. It was started by the Military Order of the Cootie organization. Also attending the Supreme Convention from the Junction City Auxiliary was Lydna Wallace, supreme bylaw chairman and past supreme president; Linda Vinson, Supreme 9th District chaplain and president of the state of Kansas; and chief of staff and past Supreme 9th District president Shirreen Young. The Supreme 9th covers the states of Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and South Dakota. Kansas and the Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary of Junction City won many awards for the work done in all of the supreme programs.
You should know The Supreme Military Order of the Cootie Auxiliary of JC handed out seven scholarships totaling $9,686. Students graduating soon who desire to enter into the nursing or medical field can apply for these scholarships. Send an email to LBVinson1@aol.com or to cyoung01@ embarqmail.com.
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The Daily Union. Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013
William Dale Orr
July 19, 1947 - July 28, 2013
June 13, 1954 - July 25, 2013
William “Bill” Dale Orr, a lifetime resident of Junction City, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Wakefield, on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at the age of 66. Bill was born July 19, 1947 at Junction City. His parents were William W. and Ruth A. Quinn Orr. He attended school in Junction City. He worked for George Meier Construction, county of Morris County, and he worked for various other construction Companies. He had been at the Golden Living Center in Wakefield since June 20, 2013. He is survived by one sister Pamela K. Orr of California; three brothers: Donald R. Colwell of Milford, Robert L.
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Patrick D. Sherraden of Denver, Colo., and grandson Evan of Grand Junction; departed this life on July 25, 2013 at Hope four brothers, Gerald Sherraden, of West Health Center of Grand JuncWard, Ark., Ronald Sherraden, of Garden City, Larry Sherraden tion, Colo., after an extended illness. of Lawrence, Doug Sherraden of He was born on June 13, 1954 in Junction City; one sister, Joyce Junction City, to parents Arthur Mason of Lenexa; four grandand Pauline (Hamilton) Sherchildren, many aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. raden. Pat worked as an over the road He was preceded in death by truck driver for many years. He his parents and a daughter, JesP atrick enjoyed time with his family, campsica. ing, cooking and his music. He was S herraden Pat will be greatly missed by married to Theresa Young and they all family and friends. Until we were later divorced. meet on the other side. Pat leaves behind one son, Dustin SherA gathering of family and friends will raden, of Denver; two daughters, Jaime be held at a later date in his memory, in Runco, Denver, Kelly (Andrew) Edwards Denver.
Orr of Junction City, Stevan W. Orr of Nebraska; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents William W. and Ruth Orr, one sister Connie Ann Orr, one brother James B. Orr, two nephews: Robert J. Orr and Brian J. Rodgers. The family will have an inurnment of the ashes in the Dwight Cemetery at Dwight, on a date to be announced at a later time. The Londeen Funeral Chapel in Chapman, is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be given to the William Dale Orr Memorial Fund. Memorials may be sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.
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Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas Republican Rep. Tom Cotton plans to announce his bid next week to challenge twoterm incumbent Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor in next year’s elections, according to a person familiar with the congressman’s plans. The person who spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday was not authorized to speak publicly about the planned announcement and spoke on a condition of anonymity. But the freshman congressman has scheduled an event Tuesday with supporters in his hometown of Dardanelle. Cotton’s entry will set up a heated and expensive fight for a U.S. Senate seat that Republicans believe is prime for a pickup in 2014, with groups on the right and left already waging a television ad fight in Arkansas. It also creates a domino effect, with several Republicans now eyeing Cotton’s seat in the U. S. House. Cotton was elected to the U.S. House in 2012, to the open seat formerly held by Democrat Mike Ross. Ross is now running for Arkansas governor. Cotton, 36, is a former management consultant who served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was elected to the 4th District in November, after racking up endorsements during his primary bid from national Republican leaders including U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona and conservative groups such as the Club for Growth. The Club for Growth in February launched the first television ad against Pryor, seen by many as a signal that the group would back Cotton’s potential candidacy. Other conservative groups said they’re prepared to back Cotton’s bid. “Representative Cotton is a conservative leader and rock star candidate. Arkansas is now one of the very top pickup opportunities for Republicans this cycle and we are excited to get engaged in the race on behalf of Rep. Tom Cotton,” said Steven J. Law, president and CEO of American Crossroads, a GOP group tied to Republican strategist Karl Rove. Pryor is viewed by many
Arkansas Republican Rep. Tom Cotton attends the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference March 14 in National Harbor, Md. Republicans as the most vulnerable Senate incumbent next year, especially after recent GOP gains in Arkansas. Republicans in November took over the state Legislature for the first time since Reconstruction and swept all four of the state’s U.S. House seats. Republicans are trying to unseat Pryor and three other Democratic incumbents who represent states that Republican Mitt Romney won in last year’s presidential race: Mark Begich of Alaska, Kay Hagan of North Carolina and Mary Landrieu of Louisiana. Democrats need to defend 21 seats, including seven in largely rural states that Obama lost in 2012. Republicans need to pick up six seats to regain Senate control. On Wednesday, Pryor’s campaign wasted no time in hitting back, accusing Cotton of alienating constituents on issues ranging from farming to Social Security. “Instead of putting Arkansas first, he has put his own political career ahead of the people of Arkansas and sided with Washington insiders and special interests,” Pryor’s campaign manager, Jeff Weaver, said in a statement. “When the people of our state review Tom Cotton’s record, they won’t like what they see.” Pryor reported in July that he ended the second quarter with nearly $4 million in the bank for his re-election bid. Cotton has $1 million on hand. Groups on the right and left have already been airing ads throughout the
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state targeting Pryor. A gun control group founded by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has aired spots criticizing the Democratic lawmaker for voting against expanded background checks. Pryor used his first TV spot to defend his vote against the criticism. Since taking office in January, Cotton has enjoyed a high profile with multiple appearances on national programs such as Meet the Press. Cotton in July wrote a column for the Wall Street Journal opposing Senate immigration legislation. He’s also been targeted by Democrats who viewed him as a likely challenger to Pryor. Two Democratic political action committees, Patriot Majority USA and Senate Majority PAC, launched a $270,000 television ad buy in June attacking Cotton for allegedly seeking the national spotlight at the expense of his district. Cotton has faced criticism from Democrats for initially opposing the farm bill over objections to the food stamp program. Cotton later voted for a version of the farm bill that did not include funding for food stamps. Cotton’s also come under fire for a recent proposal that would have extended sanctions on Iranian human rights violators to their families — an idea that has been criticized as eliminating due process. Cotton, who withdrew the proposal, has defended the idea and said it would only apply to sanctions on Iranians, not any American citizens. Cotton’s appeal to conservative activists stems
from his resume as a Harvard-educated veteran who’s known for his rhetorical flourishes. When he joined with House Republicans to vote for the federal health overhaul’s repeal, he compared the unsuccessful effort to defeat the law to an ancient Roman senator’s ongoing call to destroy Carthage. When Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died in March, Cotton responded with “Sic semper tyrannis,” or Latin for “thus always to tyrants.” John Wilkes Booth uttered the same after assassinating President Lincoln. Cotton’s candidacy will likely have a domino effect on other races in Arkansas. House Majority Leader Bruce Westerman plans to seek the Republican nomination for Cotton’s seat and will formally launch his campaign in August, a person who had spoken to the lawmaker told the AP. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because Cotton had not yet formally launched his Senate campaign. Lt. Gov. Mark Darr has said he’d likely run for Cotton’s seat if the congressman ran for Senate. Beth Anne Rankin, who was the party’s nominee for the seat in 2010 and lost the primary to Cotton last year, said Wednesday she’d consider running again if Cotton challenges Pryor. Janis Percefull, a community college teacher, is the only Democrat running for the 4th District seat. State Rep. Jeff Wardlaw said Wednesday he’s considering running for the Democratic nomination.
Brazil: Bricklayer’s disappearance in spotlight B y Jenny B archfield
Associated Press RIO DE JANEIRO — Activists pressing for light to be shed on the disappearance of a bricklayer who was last seen in police custody more than two weeks ago staged a protest Wednesday on Rio de Janeiro’s Copacabana beach. The case of Amarildo de Souza, a 42-year-old father of six who has not been seen since he was picked up for police questioning on June 14, has sparked widespread outrage here, particularly in the sprawling Rocinha
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hillside “favela” where he was born and raised. Souza’s case has also shone the spotlight on the nearly 35,000 disappearances reported in the state over the past five years. Activists say that many of the disappeared were likely killed, some by organized crime and others by the police. Two officers detained Souza at a bar in Rocinha on suspicions he was involved in drug trafficking and took him to a nearby police station for questioning, said Antonio Carlos Costa, whose Rio de Paz organization coordinated Wednesday’s protest, citing accounts from Souza’s family as well as eyewitnesses. Police say it was a case of mistaken identity and that Souza was released shortly thereafter. They say he left the building by foot, but images from nearby surveillance cameras don’t show any sign of him. Neither of the two surveillance cameras outside the police station were working on the day of Souza’s detention, according to media reports. “In the community of Rocinha, everyone is sure that Amarildo was executed and his body dumped in the woods somewhere,” said Costa. A body discovered in Rocinha on Tuesday was initially thought to be Souza’s, but it turned out to be a woman’s, the Globo television network reported. A blood stain found on the seat of a police car is being examined to determine whether it could be Souza’s, and the results are expected on Friday. Orlando Zaccone, the police official in charge of the investigation, said Wednesday they’re also looking into allegations that a body was ferried out of Rocinha in a garbage truck. Several officers have been transferred out of Rocinha pending the investigation. Extrajudicial killings by police officers have long plagued Brazil, where officers routinely open fire on suspects they say repre-
sented a threat or were resisting arrest. In Rio state alone, police have killed more than 5,300 people for resisting arrest over the past five years, according to official statistics. Costa said that many of the 34,681 people that official statistics report as missing in the state from January 2007 to May 2013 are thought to have been killed by police, while others were likely slain by organized crime. However, he added, it’s impossible to determine which percentage of the disappearances can be attributed to the police and which to the drug gangs. Costa also said the number of disappearances in the state could actually be higher, as many are thought to go unreported. “Public security officials know Rio de Janeiro is riddled with clandestine cemeteries,” Costa told journalists at Wednesday’s symbol-heavy protest, which saw gauzeshrouded mannequins buried in the sand to represent the fate of the disappeared. “There are clandestine cemeteries spread throughout the metropolitan region where today rest the bodies of people whose families are still waiting for them to come home.” Costa said the Souza case has further strained relations between residents and the police in Rocinha. Police took over Rocinha about 1 1/2 years ago under a government “pacification” program aimed at pushing out the violent and heavily-armed drug gangs that had long controlled most of Rio’s 1,000 slums. Currently more than 200 communities have been pacified, many of them near the city’s rich, beachfront neighborhoods. Earlier this week, the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch sent an open letter to Sao Paulo Gov. Geraldo Alckmin complaining about extrajudicial executions by police officers there.
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Special session not best governance
special session called by Gov. Sam Brownback for September was only intended to rewrite the state’s “Hard 50” criminal sentencing law after the U.S. Supreme Court raised questions about its constitutionality. The court ruled in a Virginia case that juries, not judges, must consider whether the case warrants the minimum 50-year, or life in prison sentence. Attorney General Derek Schmidt asked for a special session to rewrite the Kansas law. The governor assured lawmakers the session would only last a few days. Now it turns out that legislators will have to consider whether to confirm as many as 19 of the governor’s judicial and other appointees during that special session — including a new Court of Appeals judgeship and three new members of the Kansas Board of Regents. During the last session, the Legislature abandoned a longtime nonpartisan method of an attorney-led commission picking three names, with the governor then having the final say. Under the new law, the governor makes the nomination, and the Senate will either confirm or reject his choice. As the law was written, without a special session the Senate would have 20 days after the next regular session convened in January to consider the governor’s appointment. But since the special session has been called, and since the governor is required to pick nominees by Aug. 29, the legislature has no choice but to consider his appointments — frankly, in haste. We were not in favor of scrapping the old method of judicial appointments, despite the arguments of proponents that it mirrored the federal method, where the president appoints and the Senate confirms. The Kansas method has worked fine for many years, and is still being used for state Supreme Court nominations, though that will likely be the next line of attack in the march to consolidate the governor and the conservative wing of the Republican Party’s power. The end result of this hastily called special session on a sentencing issue that almost certainly could have waited until January as well, is that lawmakers could end up in a prolonged — and expensive — special session, coming on the heels of a rancorous and highly dysfunctional regular session. This isn’t exactly state governance at its finest, in our view.
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Farm safety around power lines B y John S chlageck
Kansas Farm Bureau
n June of this year, a 37-year-old Stanton County farmer died inside a grain cart while preparing for wheat harvest. A tarp (containing a metal rod) in the grain cart blew up and touched an over-head power line electrocuting him. Without a doubt this falls in the category of a freak accident. There’s probably no way this young farmer would have thought a strong gust of wind would whip the tarp up into an overhead power line and kill him. Still, friends and neighbors in his community say they were extremely aware of where they parked trucks, tractors and other farm machinery after this tragedy. Since 1980, 26 Kansas farmers and stockmen have died by electrocution. Most of these deaths resulted in contact with overhead power lines on the farm. No one likes to think or talk about the dangers of electricity and the consequences. Still, it’s important to be aware of potential hazards — especially in agriculture. “Many farms in Kansas have power lines strung on poles crossing farm land and in some cases buried under ground; it’s important to be aware of electrical facts and principles and observe safety precautions,” says Holly Higgins, Kansas Farm Bureau safety director. Higgins suggests farmers, ranchers and anyone who works around electric power lines consider and always keep
Letter to the Editor Baseball the greatest game To the Editor:
s the chairman for American Legion Post 45 Baseball along with Heath Gerstner, manager of the Hawks, and Derek Scott, manager of the Blues, we would like to thank all of the parents and fans who faithfully supported our Post 45 Baseball teams in 2013. A big thank you goes to Brenda Boyd, Activities Coordinator for Modern Woodman of America who sponsored the matching funds breakfast, Robert Smith who took care of the kitchen, Dan Loehr, Post 45 Commander, Joe Belardo who supplied the inspiration for all of us, and the supporting cast of both baseball teams as servers. A special thanks to Earl C. Gormley Post 45, the Ladies Auxiliary, 40-8 Voiture, a special anonymous supporter, and all of those who participated. Thank you Brian Field for connecting the dots and making this season possible,
the following facts in the back of their mind. Most overhead power lines have no protective insulation. Any physical or equipment contact with them could be dangerous or lethal. Non-metallic materials such as lumber, tree limbs, tires, ropes, straw and hay can conduct electricity depending on moisture content and surface contamination. Electricity always seeks the easiest and shortest path to the ground. Persons can be electrocuted by simply coming too close to a power line. Electricity can arc or jump between a wire and a conducting object such as a ladder or truck. Always stay a safe distance away from power lines — 10 feet or more, especially for high-voltage lines. When people or objects touch or come to close to a power line, there is an instant flow of electricity through them to the ground. The flow of electricity through the human body can burn, severely injure or cause death. It takes less than one ampere of electricity to kill a person. When electricity flows into the ground, it can electrocute anyone who comes close. Stay at least 30 feet or more away from fallen wires. Also, if you see equipment or a person in contact with a power line, be aware that the ground may be electrified and be dangerous to bystanders. “It’s important we learn from others’ mistakes,” Higgins says. “Always think before you act and remain vigilant about your surroundings and possible safety hazards.”
Think before you move farm machinery, hoppers, bins, sprayer booms, cultivator wings, grain augers, bale elevators, scaffolds and portable buildings around or under power lines. Look before you raise or carry ladders, poles, rods, irrigation pipes or eaves troughs near power lines. Check clearance before you raise dump truck boxes or front-end loaders. Never touch power lines with tools or lift power lines by hand or with lumber. Never clear storm-damaged trees, limbs or other debris that are touching or are close to fallen power lines. Avoid cutting trees or pruning limbs that may fall on power lines. Hire a specialist to take care of such hazardous projects. Never try to move fallen electrical wires. Never leave a vehicle when you are within 30 feet of fallen wires. Educate children, young and seasonal workers about power line hazards, Higgins advises. Point out where they’re located and remind workers about the importance of keeping a safe distance especially if they will be operating equipment or handling long objects.
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Harold Macumber of “Mac’s” Trophy’s, the city of Junction City and Ed Lazear of the Parks and Rec Department and to Don Stevens for his tireless effort as our play by play announcer, scoreboard operator and scorekeeper. Thank you to Ethan Padway of the Daily Union for his excellent sports coverage both in print and pictures and to Dewey Terrill for his reporting from KJCK. Thanks to Chris Nelson who arranged an excellent pool of baseball officials for the season and Zone and “Carl’s Kids” Carl Laughlin, for running the concession for both teams during the season. Last, a personal thank you to four special young men who guided our Post 45 teams during the season. Heath Gerstner and Joel Poole who led the Post 45 Hawks, and Derek Scott and Matt McCasland of the Post 45 Blues. Without their leadership on and off the field, our season would not have been as successful.
Sonny Ehm American Legion Post 45 4th District Chairman Kansas Baseball
Explaining the American Legion
he American Legion. What is the purpose — this question is quite frequently asked by a lot of young soldiers. So, what is the purpose? I have been trying to find a proper answer and explain that we as veterans serve after serving for the purpose of supporting those still who are on active duty including their families. This purpose can come in many forms and in many different settings. This great organization was formed in 1919 and the American Legion is the organization that initiated
the Bill of Rights, which is still being used today. Today’s column is designed to inform you the reader of this newspaper and around Junction City of the true meaning of the existence of a veterans organization. I will continue in many columns to come in the future, as to what we’re doing and why we are doing it. It is important that an intelligent community is informed, especially with the existence of a military installation so many veterans retiring in and around this area.
Please be on the lookout for a future column in which I will start explaining in some detail how much we need the support of retiring veterans and of those soldiers currently on active duty to be members of this organization and why everyone serving can qualify. Send us an email at email@example.com or visit the National American Legion web site at Legion.org. Stay tuned.
Fred Meyer Sr. Adjutant/PR Legion Post 45 Junction City
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Junction City PD The Junction City Police Department made seven arrests and responded to 82 calls in the 48-hour period ending 6 a.m. Wednesday.
• 6:17 a.m. — Burglary, 1209 Perry St. • 11:10 a.m. — Theft, 521 E. Chestnut St. Tuesday • 12:22 a.m. — Burglary, 2220 Prospect Circle • 11:40 a.m. — Theft, 126 W. Elm St. • 3:32 p.m. — Theft, 1735 N. Jefferson St. • 6:46 p.m. — Burglary, 208 S. Washington St. • 7:27 p.m. — Domestic, 1200 block of N. Jackson St. • 7:32 p.m. — Domestic, 900 block of Westridge Drive • 10:53 p.m. — Domestic, 1800 block of Caroline Ave. Wednesday • 12:39 a.m. — Damage to prop-
erty, 1435 N. Calhoun St.
Grandview Plaza PD The Grandview Plaza Police Department made no arrests and responded to 14 calls in the 24-hour period ending 12 a.m. Wednesday. A report for Monday was not received.
Junction City FD The Junction City Fire Department made six transports and responded to nine calls in the 48-hour period ending 8 a.m. Wednesday.
No calls to report
• 8:05 p.m. — Medical assist
• 4:17 a.m. — Medical assist
Geary County SD The Geary County Sheriff’s Department made two arrests and responded to 20 calls in the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tues-
day. A report for Tuesday was not received as of Wednesday afternoon.
• 4:49 p.m. — Accident, I-70 westbound mile marker 304
Geary County DC The Geary County Detention Center booked the following individuals during the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday. A report for Tuesday was not received as of Wednesday afternoon.
• 7:39 a.m. — David Vick, parole violation • 8 a.m. — Cesar Tejeda-Huerta, DUI (recommit) • 8:39 a.m. — Brooke Hendrix, probation violation (recommit) • 11:50 a.m. — Johnny Jones, theft • 2:30 p.m. — Tiffany Latham, outside warrant • 4:30 p.m. — Michael Roth, probation violation • 7:55 p.m. — Brandale Williams, probation violation
Riley County Police Department The Riley County Police Department made nine arrests and reported 42 incidents in the 48-hour period ending 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Larceny Monday • 7:25 a.m. — 1404 Overlook Circle, Manhattan • 8:10 a.m. — 3410 Anderson Ave., Manhattan • 10:52 a.m. — 612 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan • 12:22 p.m. — 1101 Westloop Place, Manhattan • 8:36 p.m. — 1860 Anderson Ave., Manhattan
Area • 1:58 p.m. — 1411 Vista Lane, Manhattan • 2:40 p.m. — 300 N. Fourth St., Manhattan • 4 p.m. — 100 Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan • 5:25 p.m. — 100 Manhattan Town Center, Manhattan • 8:09 p.m. — 2321 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan
DUI Tuesday • 11:07 p.m. — 127 16th St., Ogden
Damage to Property
• 9:18 a.m. — 822 Fremont St., Manhattan • 3:10 p.m. — 315 N. Fifth St., Manhattan • 5:07 p.m. — Barton Road and Lasita Road, Leondardville
• 1:43 p.m. — 540 Westview Drive, Manhattan • 9:19 p.m. — 1412 Vista Lane, Manhattan
• 12:07 p.m. — S. Seth Child Road and Southwind Road, Manhattan • 5:36 p.m. — 100 block of GoodFood Place, Manhattan • 6:23 p.m. — 6800 block of US-77, Riley
• 12:09 p.m. — 3816 Rocky Ford Ave., Rocky Ford Fishing
• 7:17 p.m. — 2730 Candlewood Drive, Manhattan
Kansas Crime Briefs Associated Press
Kansas senator, mayor spar over gun rights website WICHITA — A Kansas state senator is demanding that Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer take his name off the website of Mayors Against Illegal Guns group. The Wichita Eagle reports that state Sen. Michael O’Donnell used a Facebook post to question the city’s membership in New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s coalition. “Why would Wichita be a member of this group — the brainchild of Michael ‘you can’t drink soda’ Bloomberg? If you care about the 2nd amendment please contact our city leaders and ask them to drop out of this ‘gun control’ group!” O’Donnell posted on Facebook. O’Donnell told the newspaper he has not spoken to the mayor about the issue. “I believe personally that, based on the mayor’s public positions with guns and his animosity toward the concealed carry law and gun owners from the bench as evidenced by his voting record, this fits right in with his outlook toward gun owners and gun rights,” O’Donnell said. “It more mirrors New York City than Wichita, Kansas.” Brewer said he vaguely remembers the group’s formation in 2006, but doesn’t remember Wichita signing on. While he doesn’t want guns in public places, Brewer said he respects gun rights. “To say I don’t support gun rights at all is silly,” Brewer said. “I have guns myself. Everyone knows that.” The group’s mission statement, posted on its website, says it supports the Second Amendment and the rights of citizens to own guns. “We recognize that the vast majority of gun dealers and gun owners carefully follow the law. And we know that a policy that is appropriate for a small town in one region of the country is not necessarily appropriate for a big city in another region of the country,” according to the statement. “But what binds us together is a determination to fight crime, and a belief that we can do more to stop criminals from getting guns while also protecting the rights of citizens to freely own them.” Brewer said he’s unaware of any shift in the group’s focus.
Lawmaker pledges scrutiny for Kansas court nominee TOPEKA — A key Kansas lawmaker is promising that Gov. Sam Brownback’s next appointee to the state Court of Appeals will be thoroughly scrutinized during a special legislative session. Independence Republican Jeff King chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee. King said Wednesday he’s planning a confirmation hearing for the yet-tobe-named judge when the special session opens Sept. 3. King also said the committee will meet as long as necessary that day. King dismissed a claim by Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley that considering the appointment during the special session is intended to minimize scrutiny of the appointee. The Republican governor has until Aug. 29 to nominate the judge, whose appointment requires Senate confirmation under a new Kansas law. Wednesday was the governor’s deadline for applications for the judgeship. Brownback isn’t releasing candidates’ names.
Celeb hunter gets 30 days for probation violation KANSAS CITY — A celebrity hunter from Tennessee who unlawfully killed a deer in Kansas has been banned from hunting anywhere in the United States or the world for the next year. The U.S. attorney’s office also announced Wednesday that 50-yearold William “Spook” Spann must spend a total of 30 nights and weekends in federal custody by the end of February. U.S. Magistrate Judge James O’Hara imposed the sentence Tuesday after finding that Spann violated the terms of a plea agreement that banned him from hunting for six months. Last year, Spann pleaded guilty to transporting across state lines the antlers of a deer he killed on land adjoining his central Kansas property. He was only permitted to hunt on his property. Spann has a hunting show, “Spook Nation,” on the Pursuit Channel.
Hutchinson man sentenced in Wichita shooting WICHITA — A Hutchinson man was sentenced to 10 years and three months
in prison for the shooting death of a Wichita woman. Fo r t y - s eve n - ye a r- o l d Ronald Harner was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder in the death of Jolie Crosby in Wichita. Prosecutors said Harner either intentionally shot Crosby or recklessly handled a revolver while the two were drinking at her home. Harner told police the gun went off accidentally while he was unloading it.
1983 killings of Leavenworth couple unsolved LEAVENWORTH — A retired detective said he still holds out hope that the gruesome 1983 murders of a Leavenworth County couple will be solved. Edward and Hazel Burton were found shot to death on their property in the Kickapoo Township area in northern Leavenworth County on July 22, 1983. The partially nude body of Edward Burton, 67, was found in the middle of a dirt road, with a gunshot to his forehead. Hazel Burton, 58, was found shot death in a bus the couple was staying in for the summer on their property, The Leavenworth Times reported. Hank Spellman, the senior detective at the time in Leavenworth County, said he found footprints circling Edward Burton’s body and both victims were lying in pools of blood. Local, state and federal agents helped investigate the crime. An FBI profiler suggested the suspects knew the area well, was familiar with the victims and likely had severe mental problems. Spellman said several potential suspects were questioned and took lie detector tests and one tip even led investigators to Germany, although the trip didn’t yield any results. “There were times when I thought we were close and someone was going to confess,” he said. “That just didn’t work out. We couldn’t get anyone to talk.” Spellman is convinced someone who is still alive knows more about the case. “This elderly couple didn’t deserve this,” Spellman said. “They didn’t hurt anyone, lived alone and were well thought of by most people. They were just good country folks.”
Trial delayed in Kansas trucking scheme case WICHITA — A federal judge has delayed the trial
of three California residents accused of trying to steal nearly $83,000 worth of beef from a southwest Kansas slaughterhouse. U.S. District Judge Monti Belot on Tuesday set the case for a jury trial beginning Nov. 12 in Wichita. Trial had previously been set for August. An indictment charges 53-year-old Oganes Nagapetian; his 46-year-old wife, Larisa; and his 50-year-old brother, Tigran Nagapetian, with conspiracy to violate U.S. laws. All are from North Hollywood, Calif. Prosecutors allege the three tried to steal a semiload of processed beef in November 2011 from the Tyson Fresh Meats plant in Holcomb by pretending to be legitimate freight haulers. The government says meatpacking plants in Dodge City, Liberal, Holcomb and Garden City have been targeted in similar trucking schemes.
Two Kansas deputies accused in funds case WICHITA — Two Kansas sheriff ’s deputies have been arrested on suspicion of stealing taxpayer money. Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter announced the arrests Tuesday without naming the deputies. Easter says the case has been turned over to the district attorney’s office. The deputies worked in the transportation division, taking inmates between jails. Easter says the arrests followed a twoweek investigation. No other details about the alleged theft of public money were released, and Easter said he would not comment further. Both deputies were booked into the Sedgwick County jail, one on suspicion of giving false information and the other on suspicion of false information and official misconduct.
Kansas man ordered to pay child porn victim, mother WICHITA — A federal judge has ordered a convicted child sex predator to pay restitution to the 9-year-old Kansas girl he used to produce pornography. A court filing on Tuesday modified the 260-yearprison sentence handed down in May for 50-yearold Philip Andra Grigsby, of Marquette. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten amended his sentence to include nearly $140,000 in restitution. The figure includes more than $126,000 for the girl and more than $13,000 for her mother. Grigsby pleaded guilty
last year to sexually exploiting a child, possessing child porn and illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. The investigation began after Grigsby sent emails containing child porn to an Australian man. Investigators were able to identify the victim after noticing the name of a middle school on a physical fitness certificate.
Man shot and killed by Topeka police identified TOPEKA — The Shawnee County Sheriff ’s Office identified the man shot and killed by a Topeka police officer as 56-yearold Daniel E. DeLong of Topeka. Police say DeLong was shot Monday after he ran at officers and other apartment residents with a knife. One Topeka officer shot and killed DeLong at the Knightsbridge Manor Apartments. Police Chief Ron Miller said Monday that three officers went to apartment after managers said they were worried about DeLong’s behavior. Miller says DeLong told the officers to go away and then opened his apartment door and ran out with a knife. DeLong died at the scene. The officer who fired the shots is on administrative leave.
Trial delay for woman in alleged WWII flight theft GREAT BEND — The trial of a woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from a group that flew World War II veter-
ans to Washington D.C. has been delayed because her lawyer said she stopped communicating with him. Robert Anderson, the attorney for LaVeta Dianne Miller of Great Bend, told Barton County District Judge Ron Svaty on Monday that Miller hadn’t communicated with him since her preliminary hearing in April and hadn’t responded to two certified letters, The Great Bend Tribune reported (http://bit. ly/1aUwgZN ). Miller, the former director of Central Prairie RC&D, has pleaded not guilty to two counts of theft by deception in the alleged theft of money from the Honor Flight Program. Miller told the judge she hadn’t worked since the preliminary hearing, has had to move twice and has had trouble paying her bills and with her phone. “I have total faith in Mr. Anderson,” she said. “This is not his fault. It’s mine.” She said with her belongings in boxes after the moves, she hasn’t been able to find documents needed to help with her case. She said she would give Anderson a list of phone numbers for people who could relay messages. After hearing the explanation, Anderson said he would “begrudgingly” stay on as Miller’s attorney. But he said he needed a continuance for the trial, which was scheduled to start in September. Svaty warned Miller if Anderson was not able to reach her “I’m revoking your bond and you’re going to jail. That will solve the problems of contact.”
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Troop 41 Boy Scouts attend National Jamboree The National Boy Scout Jamboree is held every four years, this year for the first time it was held at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in West Virginia.The Jamboree was held from July 15 to 24, and included Boy Scouts from all 50 states, as well as about 60 foreign countries. Troop 41 from Junction City, sent Matt and Pete as part of the larger contingent sent from Coronado Area Council which sent a total of 64 Boy Scouts and eight Scout Leaders from this area. While at the National Boy Scout Jamboree, Boy Scouts tried their hand at various activities such as zip lining, rock climbing, mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, whitewater rafting, skateboarding, shooting, and archery not to mention a large variety of merit badges. The Boy Scouts were welcomed by Earl Tomblin the Govenor of West Virginia, Carl XVI Gustav, King of Sweden, and Mike Rowe, from the TV show “Dirty Jobs.” Mike is also an Eagle Scout. The Boy Scouts of America can look forward to the next Boy Scout Jamboree at the “Summit” in 2017, and the International Boy Scout Jamboree there in 2019. The Boy Scouts of America is the premier character development organization, teaching young men timeless values, by following the Scout Law and Oath.
Club notes JC Breakfast Optimist Club The JC Breakfast Optimist Club met Wednesday, July 31, at Stacy’s Restaurant. The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Tom Brungardt. Members recited the “Pledge of Allegiance” and “The Optimist Creed” to begin the meeting. Pastor Nikki Woolsey from the Zion United Church of Christ joined the Club as a new member. The program was presented by Dr. Deb Gustafson, Principal at Ware Elementary School on Fort Riley. Dr. Gustafson has been the Principal of that building for the past 13 years. She anticipates 600 students will be attending the school this year; last year 87 percent of the students were on free/reduced lunches and as many as 29 different languages may be spoken by students in that building. There have been 10 percent of the students receiving Exceptional Student Services. She stated that “there are three installations in the continental United States that are recognized as having quality services for exceptional students and Fort Riley is one of them.” She also mentioned that students who attend Ware “don’t know life without war.” Having one or more parents
deployed repeatedly means not only students, but also the staff has to be taught how to deal with this issue and provide the maximum learning opportunities possible while at the same time being sensitive to the child’s needs. The staff at Ware has had numerous successes with student achievement. Students regularly perform at the 95 percentile or higher on state math and reading tests. Dr. Gustafson shared that teacher collaboration, staff focus meetings, data analysis, a positive climate, caring about each other in a family atmosphere have been some of the contributing factors to their successes. The most important factor is that each person has respect for themselves and others. Ware has received many accolades over the years. A few of them include: National Blue Ribbon School; The Fordham University National Change Award; National Title I Distinguished School; and numerous state Challenge Awards and Standards of Excellence Awards. A quote she shared with Club members that helps guide the staff at Ware is: “Be relentless in your pursuit of student achievement — do whatever it takes — it is the only purpose.” Any person interested in attending a meeting of the J.C. Break-
fast Optimist Club will receive a free breakfast at the first meeting they attend. Points of contact for the Optimist Club to learn more are Kenny Talley at email@example.com or Dr. Ferrell Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org. The “Optimistic Quote” for the week is: “think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.” From the Optimist Creed. Submitted by Luise Mathes
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onation of Snow King and Queen, and ongoing projects such as collecting used eyeglasses for Third World countries and collecting used newspapers to be shredded for the local animal shelter. Refreshments of subway sandwiches, cookies, and fruit juice were enjoyed by all during the meeting that adjourned at 8:45 p.m. with the announcement that the JC Sundowners meeting on Thursday, Aug. 1, will be held at the Four Seasons Asian Restaurant, 810 Grant Avenue at 6:15 p.m.
The Junction City Sundowners Lions Club Board of Directors met at the home of Big Lion Frank A beautiful, decorated Catalo, 1413 Rockwell Drive, dessert table in the patriotto plan for 2013-2014 year on ic theme greeted the Clarks Thursday, July 25. Sund- Creek EEU members at the owners in attendance were Dorothy Bramlage Library Lions Chuck and Carmen meeting room. Kiser, Bill and Kathy Pam Miller was the hostSemanko, Penny Harris, ess for the afternoon and and Manny Pasquil. Absent served a red velvet cake were Lions John Harris, and trimmings to the ladies Evelyn Roper, and Beth to open the July 10 meetHowell. Items discussed ing. that will be brought before The reading of the Mary 8/13/02 4:41 PM Page 1 the entire club for a final 3x5.5 Stewart Creed by members vote included Candy Days, opened the business meetPeace Poster Contest, ing conducted by president Clean-up and Community Mae Ascher. The roll call service projects, Fund Rais- was answered by “giving ers, Donations/Scholar- 3x5.5 8/13/02 4:41 PM Page 1 ships, Bingo at Valley View Senior Life, a Zone Five Social that will include Lions Clubs from Wilsey, Navarre, Woodbine, and Hope, the 11th Annual Cor-
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the last time you made bread.” The minutes of the last meeting were presented by the secretary, Shirley Haley. Pam Miller gave the treasurer’s report. Ednah Roeser, member of the Extension Council reported the new extension agent Deb Andres was introduced to their group. The Fall Festival was discussed. Roeser asked Clarks Creek members if they would like to have a festival and all agreed they would. Happy birthday was sung to Roeser and Mae Ascher. Haley informed the group that she did not have place to send the canceled stamps at this time. Miller asked for a $25 donation for the Pawnee Mental Health “Stars Camp” to be held at Rock Springs. It will be given to the group. No summer trip will be held in July. Several of the members will help at the Geary County Fair this month. Karen Erichsen recently attended the National Festival of Bread at the Garden Inn in Manhattan. For the program, Erichsen told about the bread items made and things they
said about them. Whole grain flour was stressed as being very good for everyone. Recipe books, bread hints, etc. were passed to members to view. Everything was informative. There will be no August meeting. The next meeting will be Sept. 11, at Rose Mary Roesler’s home. It will be a 1 p.m. luncheon featuring meat dishes provided by the members.
Social Duplicate Bridge The Social Duplicate Bridge group met Monday, July 29, at Sterling House with 14 individuals participating in the Howell movement. The first place winners for the evening were Glen Nora Jung and Jorja Poppe. Winning second place were Joel and Judy Hofer. Gary and Mary Devin placed third. The group meets each Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Sterling House, 1022 Caroline Ave., Junction City. New players are always welcome. For more information call Ramona Norcross at 762-2218.
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Doctors Continued from Page 1A Otoo said. “It’s in Ghana, that’s what started my attraction to medicine in the first place.” Stratton said Velasquez is a semi-permanent physician at GCH during a press conference. The Peru native spent a few years studying with Dr. Ronald Mace. He took over Mace’s practice, after the longtime physician retired recently. Mace practiced medicine for 38 years. “I had the pleasure to work with him for two years,” Velasquez said about the experience, which lasted from 2007 through 2009. “I capitalized and I learned from him.”
FROM PAGE ONE/NEWS Velasquez said it’s a challenge to become familiar with families and patients, but it will get better over time. Although Mace officially retired in June, he’s still coming to the office to see how everything’s going. “He’s very supportive,” Velasquez said. As a child growing up in Peru, he lived with his grandmother and other family members. He watched her become ill and watched many doctors come visit in the home. Using his bandage and alcohol, Velasquez would try to cure her. Unfortunately, she developed Gangrene. It took a year and a half for her to pass away. “While I was talking to
The Otoo File Otoo received a bachelor of arts in biology from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, in 2004, before beginning medical school at the State University of New York (SUNY) the same year. She graduated in 2008 and immediately began a five-year surgical residency. She completed a general surgical residency at SUNY and is certified in Advanced Trauma and Life Support, Advanced Cardiac and Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. Otoo is a member of the American College of Surgeons and the American Women
her, I told her to wait for me,” Velasquez said. “When I grow up, I’ll take care of you.” He said it was a major reason for his career path. Velasquez is now in a position to improve the wellbeing of Geary County residents. Velasquez said he’s looking forward to seeing more families, children and babies visit his practice. “I’m very open to see a full spectrum,” he said about young and older patients. “If we see more young people and kids, it would be a pleasure to follow.” Velasquez and his wife, Marina Leonova, live in Junction City. Together they have two sons.
College of Surgeons. Her honors include the Hope Hibbard Prize in Biology (Oberlin College), the Society of Sigma Xi, and the Bruce Farrel MD Award (SUNY). The latter award recognized her for showing true dedication to a medical career, the ability and willingness to teach and learn and the demonstration of maturity and leadership. Volunteer work included working at a free clinic for homeless and underprivileged populations of Syracuse and for the Community Health Partners of Lorain, Ohio. Otoo and her husband, Kenneth Kolembe, a high school math teacher. Together they have two children.
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Geary Community Hospital welcomed Dr. Mary Otoo (left) and Dr. Rafael Velasquez (right) during a reception Wednesday.
The Velasquez File Velasquez completed his medical education in 1993 at the Universidad Nacional Federico Villarreal in Peru and during that same year, he treated patients during the Cholera epidemic that affected Lima citizens. He then spent seven years working for the Peruvian Red Cross until he moved to
New Jersey where he worked as a crisis support counselor for the mentally ill, a medical laboratory assistant, and a United Cerebral Palsy support counselor. Prior to moving to Junction City, Velasquez completed two years with the University of Alabama Family Medicine Residency Program. He completed the family medicine residency
program with the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2009. From September 2009 to the present, he was a family medicine physician in the Farrelly Clinic at Irwin Army Community Hospital on Fort Riley. Velasquez and his wife, Marina Leonova, live in Junction City. Together they have two sons.
Wave of car bombings in Iraq kills at least 58 B y S inan S alaheddin
Associated Press BAGHDAD — More than a dozen explosions, mainly from car bombs, ripped through marketplaces, parking lots, a cafe and rush-hour crowds in Iraq on Monday, killing at least 58 people and pushing the country’s death toll for the month of July toward the 700 mark, officials said. The bombings — 18 in all — are part of a wave of bloodshed that has swept across the country since April, killing more than 3,000 people and worsening the already strained ties between Iraq’s Sunni minority and the Shiite-led government. The scale and pace of the violence, unseen since the darkest days of the country’s insurgency, have fanned
Branding Continued from Page 1A but everyone needs to be on board, Weigand said, adding the retreat could look at the Geary County Convention and Visitors Bureau’s slogans — “Heart of the Flint Hills” and “It is that good” — as possible brands for the
Space Continued from Page 1A cuted and more than 90 arrests were made in Junction City, Manhattan and Ogden as part of the crack cocaine distribution ring bust. According to reports the 13-month joint effort between state and local agencies, resulted in 18 seized vehicles. The Sheriff’s department
fears of a return to the widespread sectarian bloodletting that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. With two days left in July, the month’s death toll now stands at 680, according to an Associated Press count. Most of those have come during Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of dawn-to-dusk fasting that began July 10, making it Iraq’s bloodiest since 2007. “Iraq is bleeding from random violence, which sadly reached record heights during the holy month of Ramadan,” said acting U.N. envoy to Iraq, Gyorgy Busztin. He said the killings could push the country “back into sectarian strife,” and called for immediate and decisive action to stop the “senseless bloodshed.” There was no immediate claim
chamber to adopt. “If that is our brand, we want more businesses to buy into it,” Weigand said. Talks of “branding” Junction City have been circulating for quite some time. Popular ideas that have surfaced in the past centered on the area’s natural beauty, outdoor recreation and the city’s proximity to Fort Riley.
At this year’s retreat, chamber division leaders will provide updates on their projects and goals at the retreat. City, county and Fort Riley officials also presented at last year’s event. Several board members said it would be beneficial to have a representative from Fort Riley speak again to update the community
shares a vehicle storage facility with the Junction City Police Department. It holds between 35 and 40 vehicles. “It looks like sardines in a can in there,” Wolf said about the current facility. In addition, the city stores SWAT and community involvement vehicles in the same area. Wolf said the sheriff’s department will work with the JCPD on finding new storage. Officials are looking to lease, rent or buy.
A time frame for a new location has not been set, but Wolf said law enforcement officials are going to take their time searching. “We’re going have this building for a long time, so we want to make sure we get the right one,” Wolf said. Wolf said the departments are looking to spend between $100,000 and $400,000 on a facility. “I’m going to be frugal about this,” Wolf said.
Young Continued from Page 1A officially have been filed against Young. Four other cases are expected to be part of the settlement negotiations, according to Geary County Assistant Attorney Michelle Brown. After a June 25 hearing, Brown said she could not comment on details about a possible settlement. However, she did say the charges against Young could come with severe penalties. “He’s looking at extensive time,” Brown said. The alleged incidents for which charges
Royse Continued from Page 1A more than he had in Wichita. “I did everything I was going to do in Wichita,” he said. “It was time for me to take my formal occupational training and apply it with my operational experience
of responsibility for Monday’s attacks, but the Interior Ministry blamed al-Qaida’s Iraqi branch and accused it of trying to widen the rift between Sunnis and Shiites. “The country is now facing a declared war waged by bloody sectarian groups that aim at flooding the country with chaos and reigniting the civil strife,” the ministry said in a statement posted on its website. Sunni extremist groups such as al-Qaida’s Iraqi branch, known as the Islamic State of Iraq, frequently use coordinated blasts like those on Monday to try to break Iraqis’ confidence in the Shiite-led government and stir up sectarian tensions. The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad condemned Monday’s attacks, and stressed that the United
already have been filed spanned from 2008 to last year. Charges against Young range in severity from indecent solicitation of a child to aggravated criminal sodomy. Each incident allegedly occurred at Faith Tabernacle or the Apostolic Academy in Junction City. According to the criminal complaints, the youngest child was born in 1998. The oldest was born in 1994. Young is the son of former Faith Tabernacle pastor, Edwin Young, whom criminal complaints list as a witness in the cases. According to people involved in the church, Edwin Young “abruptly resigned” in early August, shortly before his son was arrested.
at a new location.” As for the slower pace compared to Wichita, Royse and his wife, who are both getting settled in Junction City, are happy to adjust. “We were ready for a change, we really were,” he said. “And we didn’t want to go through too big of a change.” As the new Junction City
Fire Chief, Royse’s primary goal is to address a fire engine fleet in desperate need of updating. Two of the department’s three pumper trucks already have experienced significant mechanical problems. The current aerial ladder truck, which is outdated, also needs to be replaced.
States “stands firmly with Iraq in its fight against terrorism.” Iraq’s violence escalated after an April crackdown by security forces on a Sunni protest camp in the northern town of Hawija that killed 44 civilians and a member of the security forces, according to U.N. estimates. The bloodshed is linked to rising sectarian divisions between Iraq’s Sunnis and Shiites as well as friction between Arabs and Kurds, dampening hopes for a return to normalcy nearly two years after U.S. forces withdrew from the country. Monday’s attacks stretched from Mosul in the north to Baghdad in central Iraq and Basra in the south. In the capital alone, a dozen car bombs struck at least nine neighborhoods, all but two of them predominantly Shiite, in the span
on what’s been occurring on the installation. “I think a Fort Riley report would help attendance, too,” chamber board member Robert Munson said. “People would like to hear what’s going on.” New to this year’s retreat is a governance class for members of the chamber, city, county and local notfor-profit boards. Geary
of an hour, killing at least 37 people, police said. The deadliest blasts hit the eastern Shiite slum of Sadr City, where two bombs killed at least nine civilians and wounded 33 others. After the Sadr City explosions, ambulances raced to the scene, where rescue teams tended to the wounded and police tried to sift through the rubble. The twisted, mangled wreckage of cars littered the pavement, which in spots was stained red with blood. Ali Khalil, a 36-year-old taxi driver, said he was passing nearby when the first bomb went off. “I heard a thunderous explosion that shook my car and broke the rear window,” Khalil said. “I immediately pulled over and didn’t know what to do ... people were running or lying on the ground.”
County Kansas State University Extension Agent Chuck Otte and another KSU representative will lead the class. Weigand said the class will teach and refresh board members on leadership skills required for positions on a governing or directing body. The class will be held in the morning before the
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Pelicans sign rookie center Jeff Withey
The New Orleans Pelicans say 7-foot center Jeff Withey has signed his rookie contract. Citing team policy, the club is not releasing the terms of the deal with the former Kansas standout. Withey was drafted by Portland in the second round of the draft, 39th overall, and then traded to New Orleans as part of a three-team deal that also sent guard Tyreke Evans from Sacramento to the Pelicans, while New Orleans dealt center Robin Lopez to Portland and Greivis Vasquez to the Kings. Withey played four years at Kansas, setting the all-time Big 12 mark for blocked shots with 312. He also was the conference’s defensive player of the year the past two seasons.
NFL Pro Bowl rosters to be determined by draft
The NFL Pro Bowl rosters for next year will be selected in a draft by team captains, with Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice assisting as alumni captains. The NFL will abandon the AFC vs. NFC format that has been in place since 1971. The league says Wednesday that fan voting will determine the players in the draft pool. The draft will be televised by the NFL Network on Jan. 22. The game will be played Jan. 26 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. Other changes are coming to the game, too. The ball will change hands at the end of each quarter, which could double the opportunities for two-minute drills. Kickoffs (and return specialists) will be eliminated — teams will start on their own 25-yard line. Defenses will be allowed to play cover-2 and press coverage in addition to man, and several clock tweaks have been instituted to speed up the game and prompt offensive play.
Court: College athletes can sue EA over images
A federal appeals court has ruled that video game maker Electronic Arts must face legal claims by college players that it unfairly used their images without compensation. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the Redwood City, Calif., company can’t use the 1st Amendment to shield it from the players’ lawsuit. EA says it plans to appeal. The company had claimed its collegebased sports games were works of arts deserving freedom of expression protection. The court disagreed, ruling the avatars used in the company’s basketball and football games were exact replicas of individual players. The court concluded that the company did little to transform the avatars into works of art. The decision upheld a lower court ruling.
Johnston signs with Seward County
Ethan Padway • The Daily Union
Frank Johnston signed with Seward County Community College to play basketball. Johnston was named to the second team All-Centennial league for his performance in the 2012-13 season
MINNEAPOLIS — Alex Gordon hit a two-out triple in the seventh inning and then scored the go-ahead run for Kansas City on an error by Minnesota, and the Royals won their eighth straight game with a 4-3 victory over the Twins on Wednesday night. The Royals are above .500 at the end of July for the first time since 2003. At 53-51, they are two games over the breakeven mark for the first time since May 17. They remained seven games behind Detroit
in the AL Central race and 4 1/2 games back of secondplace Cleveland, the current holder of the second wild card spot. Jeremy Guthrie (11-7) won his third start in a row with his seventh consecutive appearance of at least six innings. Pedro Florimon homered in the fifth for the Twins, but he struck out with the bases loaded to end the sixth. Then in the seventh, with Gordon on third, the shortstop shuffled to his left to get his body behind a grounder up the middle hit by Eric Hosmer. Please see Royals, 8B
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Kansas City Royals’ Eric Hosmer celebrates after hitting a double in Minneapolis, Wednesday.
Junction City native Nick Heath is finding success in a summer collegiate league on the east coast E than P adway
email@example.com Nick Heath cemented his place in Junction City lore on May 8, 2012. The Blue Jays entered the seventh inning trailing Shawnee Heights, the No. 1 ranked team in class 5a, 4-1. By the time Heath stepped to the plate, the N ick score level at H eath four and he had the winning run on base. It was Heath’s responsibility to bring him in. He did more than that, sending the ball over the fence for a tworun victory on senior night. “I don’t think it’s something I’ll ever forget,” Junction City coach Heath Gerstner said of the long ball. Following a stellar high school career, Heath jumped to Northwestern State, a division one program in Louisiana. But instead of making an immediate impact, he took a red shirt this past season in order to ease the adjustment to playing at the top collegiate level. “When you get to college, it’s a whole different thing,” He said. “Guys throw faster, people in general are bigger, faster and stronger. It’s a year for me to get on par with the rest of the players.” So when he arrived to play for the North Folk Ospreys in the Hamptons Collegiate Baseball League in New York this summer, he was afforded the opportunity
to return to playing every day. Heath didn’t waste a moment. He finished the regular season leading the team in batting with a .311 average and has tallied 32 stolen bases. The offensive output helped lift the Ospreys from the league’s cellar following a 2-8 start as the team steadily climbed the standings to finish the regular season in third place. North Folk closed out its semifinal series against Westhampton with a 3-2 win Wednesday to qualify for the Championship series, which takes place this weekend. “I love it (in the Hamptons league),” Heath said. “My teammates are great, the people out here are great, I love the community. I like Long Island, it’s just a great place to be.” Heath first began to catch the eye of colleges because of his raw athletic ability. Coaches are always trying to slip more left-handed hitters into their lineup, so the fact that he’s a southpaw only increased his visibility. Heath patrols the outfield like a
sheriff in an old western movie, hunting down stray baseballs which pose a threat to his team. (He tracks) balls that I think are doubles or triples and him taking them away with his speed,” Gerstner said. “He can glide in the outfield.” Talent was never the issue for Heath, either at the plate or roaming the outfield. Gerstner was more concerned about the internal pressure Heath places on himself to perform. And what would happen if he didn’t find the success that met him back in his days safeguarding Rathert Stadium’s outfield grass. “If you’re 0-25 (at the plate), you have to have fun and a great attitude,” Gerstner said. “And then if you’re 25-25 you have to have the same attitude as if you’re 0-25. And that takes some growth and some Please see Heath, 8B
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USA Basketball is moving from Colorado Springs, Colo., to a new facility next to Arizona State University. USA Basketball announced on Wednesday that it will relocate its headquarters and training center to a $350 million development project that will be called USA Place. The 10.5-acre site in downtown Tempe will include a 4,500-seat event center, a 330-room hotel, 500 luxury apartments, a 30,000-square-foot conference center and 200,000 square feet of office space.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs will call some running plays eventually, even if it doesn’t happen until the last week of training camp. Jamaal Charles has been assured of it. That doesn’t mean the Pro Bowl running back hasn’t been busy the first week of practice. After running for more than 1,500 yards last season in his return from a devastating knee injury, Charles now is getting a chance to showcase his versatility. He’s been catching plenty of balls out of the backfield while also lining up at wide receiver for new coach Andy Reid. “I’m not even worrying about running right now,” Charles said after Tuesday’s practice. “We’re focused on getting the chemistry down with the quarterback.” Jessica Stewart • The Associated Press/St. Joeseph News-Press That may be more important for Charles than ever Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Nico Johnson tries to bring before. He’s always had good hands, but he’s never been down running back Jamaal Charles during NFL football traincalled on to catch a lot of passes. Charles’s season ing camp Tuesday in St. Joseph, Mo. high was 45 a few years ago, and most of those were “Yeah, it’s the most plays I’ve had to learn my dump-offs and passes into the flat after he had lined whole life in football. It’s a lot of studying, a lot of up behind Matt Cassel. focus, a lot of hearing what the quarterbacks are sayNow, Charles is running plays that are designed for ing,” Charles said. “I have to learn coverage, man, him to catch passes from new QB Alex Smith, which cover 2, and all that stuff learning to play wide means a whole lot more studying. He no longer has to receiver.” learn only the blocking schemes and when to pick up Reid clearly thinks that Charles can handle the blitzes — like he would if he lined up exclusively in load. the backfield — but he also must read pass coverages Please see Charles, 8B and find open spaces down the field.
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Houston Astros’ Justin Maxwell reacts to being hit by a pitch from Toronto Blue Jays’ Josh Johnson during the sixth inning of a baseball Saturday in Toronto.
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Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals acquired outfielder Justin Maxwell from the Houston Astros for minor league pitcher Kyle Smith on Wednesday in an attempt to upgrade their depth for the stretch run. The speedy Maxwell was expected to join the Royals in time for the series finale Thursday in Minnesota. Kansas City will have to make a corresponding roster move. The Royals were seeking a righthanded outfielder prior to the nonwaiver trade deadline, and at least on paper achieved their goal. Maxwell is hitting just .214 with two homers and eight RBIs in 40 games this season, but he’s hitting .302 against left-handed pitchers. Kansas City had won seven straight entering Wednesday night’s game at Minnesota, climbing above .500 and positioning itself to play meaningful baseball in August for the first time since 2003, when the club finished 83-79 for its only winning season since 1993. Still, the Royals were 7 1/2 games out of first place, so there was just as much speculation that they’d be sellers at the trade deadline as chatter about picking up some help. Right-hander Ervin Santana was the name brought up most often in trade rumors. He’s in the final year of his contract and could be too costly for the Royals in free agency, especially after a resurgent season. Santana is 7-6 with a career-best 3.03 ERA. Santana had made it clear that he wanted to remain with the Royals, though, and even counted down the minutes on Twitter until the 4 p.m. EDT trade deadline had passed. “Yessssssss!!!!!!,” Santana tweeted afterward. “Lets go get em!!!!!” Well, the Royals will go get ‘em with a new outfielder to help out. Along with upgrading at second base, where options in the trade market were limited, the Royals were hoping to get a right-handed bat to balance out their lefty-heavy lineup. Maxwell fits the bill for relatively cheap: He’s making $492,500 if he spends the entire season in the majors, and the Royals will have him under control through 2016. Maxwell’s career has so far been filled with more downs than ups. He broke into the big leagues as a 23-year-old with the Nationals in 2007, but only played in 108 games over the next three seasons. He was traded to the Yankees in 2011 and then claimed off waivers by Houston, where he’s spent the past two seasons.
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COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE—Suspended Detroit RHP Juan Alcantara 50 games for a violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Placed RHP Jason Hammel on the 15-day DL, retroactive to Monday. Reinstated OF Steve Pearce from the 15-day DL. BOSTON RED SOX—Optioned RHP Brayan Villarreal to Pawtucket (IL). Recalled INF Brock Holt from Pawtucket. CHICAGO WHITE SOX—Recalled OF Jordan Danks from Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS—Designated RHP Joe Martinez for assignment. Optioned RHP Vinnie Pestano to Columbus (IL). DETROIT TIGERS—Optioned RHP Luke Putkonen to Toledo (IL). Recalled RHP Luis Marte from Toledo and placed him on the 15-day DL. HOUSTON ASTROS—Traded OF Justin Maxwell to Kansas City for RHP Kyle Smith. Traded RHP Bud Norris to Baltimore for OF L.J. Hoes, LHP Josh Hader and a 2014 competitive balance round A draft pick. LOS ANGELES ANGELS—Optioned INF Grant Green to Salt Lake (PCL). Selected the contract of 3B Chris Nelson from Salt Lake (PCL). OAKLAND ATHLETICS—Designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment. SEATTLE MARINERS—Traded INF Robert Andino to Pittsburgh for a player to be named or cash. TAMPA BAY RAYS—Placed LHP Matt Moore on the 15-day DL, retroactive to
Monday. Called up INF Ryan Roberts from Durham (IL). TEXAS RANGERS—Sent LHP Matt Harrison to Frisco (TL) for a rehab assignment. TORONTO BLUE JAYS—Sent RHP Drew Hutchison to New Hampshire (EL) for a rehab assignment.
National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS—Traded RHP Ian Kennedy to San Diego for LHP Joe Thatcher, RHP Matt Stites and a 2014 competitive balance round B draft pick. Sent RHP Trevor Cahill to Reno (PCL) for a rehab assignment. Assigned RHP Nate Adcock outright to Reno. ATLANTA BRAVES—Sent OF B.J. Upton to Gwinnett (IL) for a rehab assignment. Assigned RHP Kameron Loe outright to Gwinnett. CHICAGO CUBS—Optioned RHP Jake Arrieta to Iowa (PCL). L.A. DODGERS—Acquired C Drew Butera from Minnesota for cash or a player to be named, and optioned him and INF-OF Elian Herrera to Albuquerque (PCL). Recalled OF-1B Scott Van Slyke from Albuquerque. MILWAUKEE BREWERS—Optioned INF Scooter Gennett to Nashville (PCL). Placed RHP Yovani Gallardo on the 15-day DL. PITTSBURGH PIRATES—Released 3B Brandon Inge. Optioned RHP Brandon Cumpton to Indianapolis (IL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS—Optioned LHP Tyler Lyons to Memphis (PCL). Placed C Yadier Molina and OF Shane Robinson on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Adron Chambers and 1B/OF Brock Peterson from Memphis (PCL). SAN DIEGO PADRES—Sent OF Cameron Maybin to Tucson (PCL) for a rehab assignment.
DALLAS MAVERICKS—Signed G Devin Harris. MILWAUKEE BUCKS—Traded G Brandon Jennings to Detroit for G Brandon Knight, F Khris Middleton and C Viacheslav Kravtsov. OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER—Named Robert Pack and Mike Terpstra assistant coaches. WASHINGTON WIZARDS—Agreed to terms with G John Wall on a contract extension.
BUFFALO BILLS—Signed DB Don Unamba. DALLAS COWBOYS—Released DT Ikponmwosa Igbinosun. Signed DE Toby Jackson. DENVER BRONCOS—Agreed to terms with OL Ryan Lilja. MIAMI DOLPHINS—Re-signed WRs Julius Pruitt and Keenan Davis. Placed WRs Armon Binns and Jasper Collins on the waived-injured list. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS—Released WRs Perez Ashford and Lavelle Hawkins and OL Nick McDonald.
Crash kills Texas A&M lineman, Utah recruit, teen B y RUSSELL CONTRERAS and KRISTIE RIEKEN
Associated Press Damontre Moore helped recruit Polo Manukainiu to Texas A&M and remembered the day the two met. Manukainiu was still in high school, even then a fearsome figure at 6-foot-5 and some 275 pounds. Beneath that mammoth frame, though, was a young man with sweet and caring personality, a huge smile and kind words for everyone fortunate enough to know him. “He was this huge kid,” Moore told The Associated Press in a phone interview from New York Giants training camp. “I’d been in college already for like two years and he was this huge monster who had at least two inches over me and he was so intimidating. And when he talked he was the kindest person in the world. He was like the gentle giant.” Texas A&M said Tuesday that Manukainiu, a 19-yearold redshirt freshman for the Aggies, was among three people killed in a single-car rollover crash in the high desert of northern New Mexico, stunning both schools just days before fall practices begin. Also killed where 18-year-old Utah recruit Gaius “Keio” Vaenuku and 13-year-old Andrew “Lolo” Uhatafe. The wreck happened Monday evening on U.S. 550 near Cuba, N.M., about 85 miles north of Albuquerque, as the group of five was returning from Salt Lake City to suburban Dallas, where three of them had ties to prep football power Trinity High School in Euless. The southbound 2002 Toyota Sequoia drifted off the sagebrush-lined highway, New Mexico State Police spokesman Emmanuel T. Gutierrez said. The driver, 18-year-old Siaosi Salesi Uhatafe Jr. of Euless, over-corrected, causing the vehicle to lose control and roll several times. Alcohol wasn’t involved and it appeared the driver was the only one wearing a seatbelt, investigators said. Manukainiu and Andrew Uhatafe died at the scene after they were ejected from the vehicle, Gutierrez said. Vaenuku was pronounced dead in an ambulance that responded to the accident. The driver and his father, Salesi Uhatafe, were taken to the San Juan Medical Center in Farmington, N.M., and suffered only minor injuries, authorities said. Siaosi Uhatafe was a stepbrother of Manukainiu and, like Vaenuku, also is a Utah recruit. Manukainiu had apparently traveled to Salt Lake City for some relaxation, tweeting Sunday: “It’s always good to get away from the Texas Heat for the weekend. Utah got that breezeeeeeee.” On Monday, hours before the accident, he tweeted: “22 hour drive back to Texas on no sleep. Oh my.” Manukainiu played football at Trinity High and was part of the Aggies’ 2012 signing class. He was a recreation, parks and tourism science major, the school said, and is survived by his mother, Lima Uhatafe of Euless. “We lost a terrific young man,” Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. “Polo was loved by his teammates and coaches. Anyone who came in contact with him was struck by his sense of humor and smile. My heart aches for his mom and family members.” He was very close to his family, even bringing them on his recruiting trip to College Station and constantly checking on them while on his official visit. He was proud to be an Aggie, and Moore said he never complained when he was redshirted last season and toiled through months on the scout team. “He put the team before himself,” Moore said. “He was just overall, a good, gentle and loyal person. He was more than a teammate. He was like a brother to everybody. Everybody just loved being around him.” Texas A&M finished last season ranked No. 5 after an 11-2 season, their first in the Southeastern Conference.
Brandon Wade • The Associated Press/Fort Worth Star Telegram
In this Oct. 21, 2011 photo, Trinity senior defensive lineman Polo Manukainiu (94) rushes Grapevine junior quarterback Brett Harbin (10) during a high school football game at Pennington Field in Bedford, Texas. They were led by quarterback Johnny Manziel, who became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy, and are expected to be highly ranked again this year. “Heart hurts waking up to news about Polo,” Manziel tweeted on Tuesday. “I think I speak for everyone on our team when I say we love you brother you will be missed.” It is the second such tragedy for Texas A&M in less than two years: Senior offensive lineman Joseph Villavisencio, 22, was killed in a December 2011 car accident after veering head-on into the path of an 18-wheeler 40 miles from College Station. He had spent part of that day delivering gifts to families at a local shelter. Manziel mentioned Villavisencio during his Heisman acceptance speech last year.
“It’s mind-boggling that this has happened to this team twice in such a short time,” Moore said. “It’s such a crucial time with all the expectations for the season and I hope this will bring the team closer together and make them cherish everybody around them and just realize that they’ve got to live every day like it’s their last.” Vaenuku was a defensive tackle who had planned to play one year at Utah before going on a two-year Mormon mission. “Everyone who knew Gaius is heartbroken today,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. “He was the kind of young man who lit up a room and his future in football and life had no boundaries. Words cannot express our devastation over the loss of Gaius.” Vaenuku was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and considered playing at churchowned Brigham Young but he said he felt more at home in Salt Lake City playing for the Utes. His mother, Cela Vaenuku, said the last time she spoke to him was on Sunday — a brief conversation on how he had spent his day. “He was a wonderful son,” she said. “He was very social, very outgoing young man and a people person who always made people laugh.” She said he was the third oldest among seven brothers and sisters, and “they took it very hard” when they heard the news of his death. She said her son had planned to be dormitory roommates with Siaosi Utahafe, the driver. The news stunned Trinity High in Euless, where Manukainiu, Vaenuku and Siaosi Utahafe all played football. The team has been one of the best in Texas in recent years, with three state titles in a span of five seasons from 2005-09 and a trip to the championship game in 2010. Principal Mike Harris said the deaths have affected a majority of the Euless community, where there is a tightknit Polynesian community. “They were students with bright smiles that everybody knew and everybody loved,” the principal said.
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AS Roma routs best of MLS in All-Star game B y DAVE SKRETTA
what transpired the last few days, it was a great opportunity.” The MLS had been 7-2-1 against international opponents since the league adopted the current All-Star game format, the only losses coming to English Premier League club Manchester United. Maybe it’ll think twice about inviting Italy’s top teams. “You give these guys a half-second or a half-step and you’re not all together after one training session, it’s tough,” MLS defender Matt Besler said. “These guys are world class.” Most of a sellout crowd had barely found its seats at Sporting Park, the $200 million home of Sporting KC, when Florenzi sent a pass ahead to Strootman. Sporting KC defender Aurelien Collin recovered to get his foot on the ball, but Strootman still managed to guide it into the net. The goal took much of the zip out of the home crowd, which had been feverishly waving flags and pounding drums during its second All-Star game in two years. Major League Baseball staged its Midsummer Classic just across the state line at the Royals’ Kauffman Stadium last July. The two second-half goals by Roma only served to seal a joyless night for the MLS during an otherwise positive period of growth and progress. Stadiums are in the works for D.C. United and San Jose, and an expansion club will start play in New York in 2015. The Columbus Crew were sold to ambitious new owners earlier this week, and Commissioner Don Garber announced at halftime Wednesday night that four expansion franchises will begin play by the 2020 season, bringing the total number of teams in the league to 24. There’s perhaps no better example of how far the league has come than Kansas City, which once played its games before a few thousand fans in cavernous Arrowhead Stadium. The team was sold to local owners in 2006, and they embarked on a dramatic rebranding of the franchise formerly known as the Wizards. They spearheaded the construction of one of the most glamorous soccer-specific stadiums in the country, built a feverish fan base and became one of the most successful teams on the field — the club has won two straight Eastern Conference titles. It was little surprise that Kansas City was awarded this year’s All-Star game, and even less of a surprise that there was plenty of hometown flavor throughout the night. Not only was the MLS side led by Sporting KC’s Vermes, the coach also included three of his own in the starting line-
Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A raucous crowd packed into one of Major League Soccer’s glitzy new stadiums to watch a team comprised of its best players on a picturesque latesummer night. All that was missing was the outcome fans desired. Italian powerhouse AS Roma, led by longtime star Francesco Totti, scored 4 minutes into the game Wednesday night, then added two second-half goals to rout a team of MLS AllStars 3-1 and dampen what had been a festive celebration of soccer in Kansas City. Kevin Strootman and Alessandro Florenzi each had a goal and an assist, and Junior Tallo also scored for Roma, the three-time Serie A champions. Omar Gonzalez of the Los Angeles Galaxy scored the only goal for the MLS side in second-half stoppage time. “Every time you step inside the white lines you want to win, but I don’t think the result was the focus,” said MLS coach Peter Vermes. “When you look at the overall picture of
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AS Roma defender Vasilis Torosidis (right) and MLS All-Stars midfielder Brad Davis battle for the ball during the first half of the MLS All-Star soccer game Wednesday in Kansas City, Kan.
Charlie Riedel • The Associated Press
AS Roma forward Francesco Totti (top) and MLS All-Stars midfielder Brad Davis battle for the ball during the first half of the MLS All-Star soccer game Wednesday, in Kansas City, Kan. up. Collin was joined by forward Graham Zusi and fellow defender Besler, who helped the U.S. national team win the CONCACAF Gold Cup over the weekend. The club also paid homage to its roots by introducing Tony Meola and Preki, longtime staples of the Wizards, as they presented the trophy prior to the game. “To have the kind of players we had on the field tonight is really fun, and to have guys like Thierry Henry in our locker room is quite an honor,” said Robb Heineman, the CEO of Sporting KC. Once the game started, there was little for MLS fans to feel good about. Strootman’s early goal set the tone as Roma attacked the MLS side’s shoddy defense with pressure right up the middle. Florenzi had a goal taken away moments later by a close off-sides call, and then missed an open shot just wide of the net a few minutes later.
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Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — O.J. Simpson won a small victory Wednesday in his bid for freedom as Nevada granted him parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. But the decision doesn’t mean Simpson will be leaving prison anytime soon. The former NFL star was convicted on multiple charges and still faces at least four more years behind bars on sentences that were ordered to run consecutively. The Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners released its decision in favor of Simpson’s parole request Wednesday. Commissioners noted Simpson’s “positive institutional record” and his participation in programs addressing “behavior that led to incarceration.” “We expected it,” Patricia Palm, one of Simpson’s current lawyers, told The Associated Press shortly after the order was issued. “There is no reason not to grant him parole. I’m glad they did what they should have done.” Palm said Simpson called from prison to let her know of the board’s decision. “He’s very happy and grateful,” she said. The parole becomes effective Oct. 2. Then, Simpson will begin serving the minimum term on four concurrent sentences imposed for using a weapon during the 2007 robbery. He will have another parole hearing on those sentences in a year. After that, he has two more consecutive terms for assault with a deadly weapon, said David Smith, spokesman for the board. The board noted Simpson had no previous criminal convictions and still has consecutive sentences to serve. Simpson was tried for murder but acquitted in Los Angeles for the 1994 death of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman. Simpson appeared before a two-member Nevada parole panel last Thursday to plead for leniency. He expressed regret for his actions and said he’s tried to be a model inmate while behind bars. Lovelock Correctional Center officials say he’s had no disciplinary actions against him. Simpson was convicted in December 2008 on charges including kidnapping, robbery, burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. He was sentenced to nine to 33 years for the 2007 stick up of two memorabilia dealers, Alfred Beardsley and Bruce Fromong. Simpson still faces time for four weapon enhancement sentences, following by consecutive terms for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. During last week’s parole hearing, a graying Simpson told Parole Commissioner Susan Jackson and hearing officer Robin Bates, a retired Nevada prison warden, that he was sorry for his actions. “I just wish I never went to that room,” the 66-year-old Simpson said. He added he has made amends with Beardsley and Fromong. While in prison, Simpson has earned pennies an hour working in the prison gym, keeping equipment sanitized, and umpiring and coaching games in the prison yard. He said he made a promise to the warden when he arrived at Lovelock, 90 miles east of Reno, that he would be the “best person” they ever had at the facility. He added, “I think for the most part I’ve kept my word on that.” Simpson also said he’s acted as jailhouse counselor of sorts to other inmates, some of whom are serving time for similar crimes. But he said his deed was different. “They were trying to steal other people’s property,” Simpson said of other prisoners. “They were trying to steal other people’s money. “My crime was trying to retrieve for my family my own property.” While Simpson remains behind bars, his best chance at freedom lies with Clark County District Judge Linda Marie Bell, who is considering whether he deserves a new trial. During a May hearing, Palm and Ozzie Fumo, Simpson’s current lawyers, argued that his trial attorney, Yale Galanter, botched Simpson’s defense and had a conflict of interest in the case. Bell has yet to issue a decision. If she rules in Simpson’s favor, prosecutors will have to decide wither to retry him, offer a plea deal, or set him free with credit for time served.
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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Case No. 13CV216 Court Number: DJ5 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Branch Banking and Trust Company Plaintiff, vs. Robert F. Grant a/k/a Robert Farrell Grant; John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Melissa Hecker Grant; City of Junction City, Kansas, Defendants. Notice Of Suit The State Of Kansas, to the above-named defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be con cerned. You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Geary County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following described real estate:
You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in the District Court of Geary County, Kansas, by Phh Mortgage Corporation for judgment in the sum of $226,407.25, plus interest, costs and other relief; judgment that plaintiff's lien is a first lien on the said real property and sale of said property to satisfy the indebtedness, said property described as follows, to wit: LOT THREE (3), BLOCK (3), IN DIAN RIDGE ADDITION, UNIT NO. 6 TO JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS Commonly known as 2218 Ponca Dr., Junction City, Kansas 66441 and you are hereby required to plead to said petition in said Court at Junction City, Kansas on or before the 2nd day of September, 2013. Should you fail therein judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 6310 Lamar – Suite 235 Overland Park, KS 66202 (913)831-3000 Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 12-005570/ac A9963 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 2013
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THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on July 9, 2013, a Petition was filed in this Court by Jerome W. Slattery, an heir, devisee and legatee, and Executor named in the "Last Will and Testament of Vernon Jean Slattery," deceased, dated October 3, 2008, praying the instrument attached thereto be admitted to probate and Prepared By: record as the Last Will and TestaSouth & Associates, P.C. ment of the decedent; Letters TestaMegan Cello (KS # 24167) mentary under the Kansas Simplified 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Estates Act be issued to the ExecuOverland Park, KS 66211 tor to serve without bond. (913)663-7600 You are further advised under the (913)663-7899 (Fax) provisions of the Kansas Simplified Attorneys For Plaintiff Estates Act the Court need not su(129949) A9971 pervise administration of the Estate, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 2013 and no notice of any action of the Executor or other proceedings in the administration will be given, except Public Notices 310 for notice of final settlement of decedent's estate. You are further advised if written obIN THE DISTRICT COURT OF jections to simplified administration GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS are filed with the Court, the Court PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION may order that supervised administration ensue. PLAINTIFF You are required to file your written Case No. 13CV186 defenses thereto on or before MonDiv. No. day, August 19, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in K.S.A. 60 the District Court, in Junction City, Mortgage Foreclosure Geary County, Kansas, at which time RICHARD MUMAW and place the cause will be heard. DEFENDANTS Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due NOTICE OF SUIT course upon the Petition. The State of Kansas to: RICHARD All creditors are notified to exhibit JEFFREY MUMAW A/K/A RICHARD their demands against the Estate J. MUMAW A/K/A RICHARD MU - within four months from the date of MAW; JOHN DOE (REAL NAME the first publication of this notice, as UNKNOWN); MARY DOE (REAL provided by law, and if their de NAME UNKNOWN); TASHA L. MU- mands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. MAW A/K/A TASHA MUMAW and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of such of the defendants as may be deceased; the unknown spouses of the defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of such defendants as are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown guardians and trustees of such of the defendants as are minors or are in anywise under legal disability; and all other persons who are or may be concerned:
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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS Civil No. 13-1062-JWL-KGS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff v. JARRELL KAISER NORVILLE BALDWIN; and ROBYN LYNN MANCUSO, a/k/a ROBYN LYNN BALDWIN, Defendants. Public Notices • 785-762-5000 310 Public Notices 310 NOTICE OF MARSHAL’S SALE THE DAILY UNION. • www.thedailyunion.net By virtue of an Order of Sale issued IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF out of the United States District IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS Court for the District of Kansas, at GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Wichita, Kansas, in the above entiCase No. 13CV200 tled case, I will, on Wednesday, the Div. No. DIV. 4 Case No. 13CV250 4th day September, 2013, at 10:00 K.S.A. 60 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! o’clock A.M. at the front door of the Mortgage Court No.! Geary County Courthouse, Junction Foreclosure ! City, Kansas, offer for sale at public Title to Real Estate Involved auction and sell to the highest bidder WELLS FARGO BANK, NA for cash in hand, all of the right, title PLAINTIFF Pursuant to K.S.A. §60 and interest of Defendants Jarrell vs Kaiser Norville Baldwin and Robyn JUSTIN POLING Nationstar Mortgage LLC Lynn Mancuso a/k/a Robyn Lynn DEFENDANTS Plaintiff, Baldwin in and to the following devs. scribed real estate, located in Geary NOTICE OF SUIT Aneudy Lantigua, Angelica Maria Lantigua, Jane Doe, and John Doe, County, Kansas, to-wit: The West Thirty-six feet (W 36’) of The State of Kansas to: JUSTIN D. et al., Lot Ten (10) and the East Thirty feet POLING A/K/A JUSTIN POLING; Defendants (30’) of Lot Nine, Block Twenty-eight JOHN DOE (REAL NAME UN (28), Railroad Addition to Junction KNOWN); MARY DOE (REAL NAME NOTICE OF SUIT City, Geary County, Kansas. UNKNOWN); LINDSEY M. POLING STATE OF KANSAS to the above named Defendants and The Un - The contact person regarding inquirand the unknown heirs, executors, known Heirs, executors, devisees, ies about the above property is Aiadministrators, devisees, trustees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of mee Omohundro, Rural Develop creditors, and assigns of such of the any deceased defendants; the un- ment, U.S. Department of Agriculdefendants as may be deceased; the known spouses of any defendants; ture, (785)271-2726. unknown spouses of the defendants; the unknown officers, successors, The real property levied on is the the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of property of Defendants Jarrell Kaiser trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dis- Norville Baldwin and Robyn Lynn such defendants as are existing, dis- solved or dormant corporations; the Mancuso a/k/a Robyn Lynn Baldwin solved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, and will be sold without appraisal, unknown guardians and trustees of devisees, trustees, creditors, succes- subject to any unpaid real property such of the defendants as are minors sors and assigns of any defendants taxes or special assessments and or are in anywise under legal disabil- that are or were partners or in part- with a three month right of redempity; and all other persons who are or nership; and the unknown guardians, tion to satisfy the Order of Sale. may be concerned: conservators and trustees of any de- United States Marshal’s Office, Topeka, Kansas, this 16th day of fendants that are minors or are unYou are hereby notified that a peti- der any legal disability and all other July, 2013. tion has been filed in the District person who are or may be con - WALTER R. BRADLEY United States Marshal Court of Geary County, Kansas, by cerned: District of Kansas Wells Fargo Bank, Na for judgment ! in the sum of $89,794.40, plus inter- !!!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE HEREBY NOTI- Craig Beam, Chief Deputy est, costs and other relief; judgment FIED that a Petition for Mortgage U.S. Marshals Service that plaintiff's lien is a first lien on the Foreclosure has been filed in the A9980 - 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 8/22, 2013 said real property and sale of said District Court of Geary County, Kanproperty to satisfy the indebtedness, sas by Nationstar Mortgage LLC, said property described as follows, to praying for foreclosure of certain real Public Notices 310 wit: property legally described as follows: ! LOTS ONE (1) AND TWO (2), LOT ONE (1), BLOCK SEVEN (7), BLOCK TWO (2), WESTWOOD UNIT NO. THREE (3), CREST HILL Notice of Sale/invitation to bid HEIGHTS ADDITION TO JUNC - ADDITION TO THE CITY OF JUNCTION CITY, GEARY COUNTY, KAN- TION CITY, GEARY COUNTY, KAN- 1. Pursuant to the Kansas Uniform Commercial Code and KSA 58-227 SAS Commonly known as 1405 S A S . Tax Id N o . : the following described mobile Custer Road, Junction City, Kansas 031-116-14-0-20-19-001.00-0-01 homes are offered for sale to enforce 66441 ! and foreclose a lien: for a judgment against defendants a. 1973 Windsor mobile home in lot and you are hereby required to plead and any other interested parties and, to said petition in said Court at Junc- unless otherwise served by personal 61, 820 Grant Ave, Junction City, KS b. 1994 Skyline mobile home in lot tion City, Kansas on or before the or mail service of summons, the time 12, 820 Grant Ave, Junction City, KS 9th day of September, 2013. in which you have to plead to the Pe- 2. The homes will be available for tition for Foreclosure in the District Should you fail therein judgment and Court of Geary County Kansas will inspection by appointment only. Please call Crystal Trevino to make decree will be entered in due course expire on September 12, 2013.! If an appointment at 785-762-2666. upon said petition. you fail to plead, judgment and de- 3. The homes are being sold as-is, cree will be entered in due course where-is with no warranties or guarTHIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLupon the request of plaintiff. antees from the Seller; LECT A DEBT AND ANY INFOR! 4. The home shall be removed from MATION OBTAINED WILL BE MILLSAP & S I N G E R , Seller’s property, but only after all reUSED FOR THAT PURPOSE. LLC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! quired payments have cleared the !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! bank, and within Thirty (30) days of SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC By: the date of the sale by a licensed, Attorneys for Plaintiff Chad R. Doornink, #23536!!!!!!! bonded, and insured mover (copy of 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway - email@example.com documentation must be provided to Suite 418B Jeremy M. 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No bids will be accepted Go with your instincts A1009 after August 19, 2013 at 4:00 PM and use the Classifieds today. 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 2013 CDT. Bids will be opened on August 27, 2013 at 4:00 PM CDT. Only registered bidders who have submitted valid bids with valid bid deposits prior to the August 19, 2013 deadline may attend the bid opening. Registration, delivery of written offers, and opening of bids will all occur on the dates specified at the office of Four Seasons MH Community, LLC, 820 Grant Ave. Junction City Kansas 66441. 6. In order to be a valid bid, a bid shall be accompanied by a Cashier’s Check in the amount of 10% of the bid, made payable to Four Seasons MH Community, LLC. A return address should be included, because the checks of unsuccessful bidders will be returned; 7. The winning bidder shall pay the balance of the purchase price, in certified funds, at the above-stated address, made payable to Four Seasons MH Community, LLC no later than August 23, 2013 at 3:00 pm. If the winning bidder fails to pay the balance of the purchase price in full on time, or funds will not clear within 3 days, they will forfeit the bid de posit of 10%. In such an event, seller reserves the right to accept the next highest bid, or to reject any and all bids, or to cancel the sale. 8. Seller will make reasonable efforts to assist the successful bidder to obtain a title to the mobile home. 9. Seller reserves the right to submit its own bid, reject any and all bids, or to cancel this sale. A9998 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 2013
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF PENDING KANSAS WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PERMIT AND AUTHORIZATION TO DISCHARGE UNDER THE NATIONAL POLLUTANT DISCHARGE ELIMINATION SYSTEM The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has prepared a draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the Fort Riley Military Installation to discharge treated wastewater into Three Mile Creek via various Named and Unnamed Tributaries, Kansas River Basin The proposed action consists of re-issuance of an existing Kansas/NPDES permit for an existing facility. Fort Riley is a government-owned, government operated military installation consisting of activities and facilities for housing, training, and supporting trained and ready forces to meet Joint Force requirements. This permit covers the discharge of on-site generated wastewater treated in the following wastewater treatment facilities: 001X1 Custer Hill Wastewater Treatment Plant (CHWWTP) - The CHWWTP influent is primarily do mestic wastewater but also includes vehicle and aircraft maintenance area wastewater, other industrial process wastewater and some septage. The design flow is 2.35 mgd. Flows from Camps Forsyth and Funston and Main Post have been di verted from the CHWWTP to the new Camp Funston WWTP reducing the flow to the CHWWTP to about 0.67 mgd. The CHWWTP includes two automatic and one manual bar screens, a grit chamber, a three concentric channel activated sludge reactor (Orbal), two secondary clarifiers, two UV channels through two flow meters, and a cascade aeration system. Waste activated sludge and floating scum from the clarifiers is directed to an aerated holding tank, a gravity belt thickener, three aerobic digesters, a digested sludge holding tank, and a belt filter press. The belt filter press solids can be either land applied, transported to a landfill, or stored in concrete-lined sludge drying beds at the old Custer Hill WWTP. 004A1 Central Vehicle Wash Facility (CVWF) Lagoon System - The CVWF Lagoon System is an industrial wastewater treatment system that provides treatment for sediment, grit, oil, and wash water generated from the CVWF and Tactical Equipment Shop (TES) wash racks. The CVWF Lagoon System consists of the “Old Wash Rack Reservoir” and four lagoon cells. The CVWF consists of three stages, a pre-wash assembly area, a bird-bath, and a post-wash area. The bird-bath is connected to a two-cell concrete basin and an oil water separator. Post wash is connected to a separate concrete sediment basin. Overflow from the bird-bath and post-wash basins discharge into Cell #1 of the 4 cell lagoon system. The Custer Hill industrial wastewater collection system consists of 10 industrial facilities (motor pools, TES, fuel depots) connected to the east concrete basin, 4 motor pool and TES facilities connected to the middle concrete basin, and 8 motor pool and TES facilities connected to the west concrete basin. Each concrete basin has an oil/water separator that discharges into the “Old Wash Rack Reservoir”. The “Old Wash Rack Reservoir” (OWRR) also receives stormwater run-off from the CVWF and the Custer Hill industrial wastewater collection system. There is an occasional controlled discharge from the final cell (Cell #4) to surface waters at a design/average flow of 0.0098 mgd and emergency overflows from Cells #2 and #3. Multipurpose Range Complex Wastewater Lagoon - This is a non-discharging wastewater stabilization lagoon system that treats domestic wastes from units associated with the Multipurpose Range Complex. This lagoon network is composed of two primary cells and one inactive secondary cell. The proposed permit contains limits for biochemical oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonia, E. coli, oil & grease, whole effluent toxicity, and pH, as well as monitoring for total phosphorus, nitrate + nitrite, total Kjeldahl nitrogen, total nitrogen, total recoverable heavy metals, TPH-diesel range organics, sulfate, chloride, volatile organic chemicals, and flow. Contained in the permit is a schedule of compliance requiring the permittee provide KDHE with an acceptable plan and schedule to redirect all flow from this facility to the Camp Funston Advanced WWTP or submit an operation study to assess the feasibility for this facility to meet the nutrient goals as set out in the permit. Copies of the City's application, draft permit, fact sheets and other pertinent documents may be requested by writing: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, TSS - Permit Clerk, Bureau of Water, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 420, Topeka, KS 66612. Persons wishing to comment on the draft permit must submit written statements to the above address by August 31, 2013. A1008 8/1, 2013
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Ordinance No. G-1129 Summary On July 16, 2013, the City of Junction City, Kansas adopted General Ordinance No. G-1129 amending Title II. Public Health, Safety, and Welfare, Chapter 220 Offenses, Article III: Offenses Against Persons, Sections 220.150 and 220.155 of the Code of the City of Junction City, Kansas. A complete copy of this ordinance is available at www.junctioncity-ks.gov or at City Hall, 700 North Jefferson. This summary certified by Catherine P. Logan, City Attorney, July 26, 2013. A1007 8/1, 2013
Ordinance No. G-1130 Summary On July 16, 2013, the City of Junction City, Kansas adopted General Ordinance No. G-1130 amending Title II. Public Health, Safety, and Welfare, Chapter 220 Offenses, Article IV: Sex Offenses, Sections 220.240, 220.250, 220.260, 220.270, 220.280, 220.290, 220.300, 220.310 and 220.315 of the Code of the City of Junction City, Kansas. A complete copy of this ordinance is available at www.junctioncity-ks.gov or at City Hall, 700 North Jefferson. This summary certified by Catherine P. Lo gan, City Attorney, July 26, 2013. A1006 8/1. 2013
RELEASE DATE– Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Los Angeles Times Daily Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis
ACROSS 1 Rooters with beers, maybe 5 Pampering places 9 Spunk 14 Stargazer’s focus? 15 Basil or Ginger, e.g. 16 Attention-getters 17 “__ put it another way ...” 18 Switch ender 19 Pinkish wines 20 Chocolate-andcrisped-rice candy 23 “Jews and Words” co-author 24 Heavenly lion 25 Ballpark fig. 28 Official symbol 31 Puzzling problem 33 Like a Chihuahua’s ears 37 Solid investment? 39 Many an auctioned auto 40 P-like Greek letter 41 Sprinted 42 “It floats” sloganeer 45 Lost cause 46 Bird in a clock 47 Pianist Peter 49 Chuckle sound 50 Looker’s leg 52 Beehive, e.g. 57 Gymnast’s event, or what 20-, 37and 42-Across literally are in this grid 60 Crosswise, nautically 63 Refusals 64 Scoreboard figure, at times 65 Coup group 66 Vegan staple 67 German article 68 Inner turmoil 69 Six-legged marchers 70 American-born Jordanian queen DOWN 1 Pop singer Apple 2 Relevant, in law 3 Untrue 4 Casino lineup
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38 Run easily 43 Place for meditation, for some 44 Fly high 45 Hockey score 48 Animal for which a blood factor is named 51 Tropical ray 53 Hedda Gabler’s creator 54 Proportion
55 Backup-beating brand 56 Maker of the MyBlend blender 57 Back strokes? 58 Bird on Canada’s dollar coin 59 Hit the road 60 1977 Steely Dan album 61 Burger holder 62 Tower of London loc.
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ACROSS 1 Easy job 9 EMS destination 13 Extremely puffed-up quality 14 Poker starter 15 Choice words for gamblers 17 As per 18 Highway sign word 19 Often-farmed fish 21 Monocle, essentially 23 “Spring ahead” abbr. 24 Ones falling in alleys 25 See 47-Across 27 Misfortune 28 Network offering home improvement advice 29 “__ they’ve canceled my blood type”: Bob Hope 32 Honey in Dijon? 33 Choice words for super-patriots 37 Geraint’s wife 38 Trattoria preference 39 In-flight display no. 40 Geraint’s title 41 Rig 45 Pair 47 With 25-Across, wine 48 Mountain topper 49 Warrior in “Rashomon” 51 Queen’s consort 54 Has been 55 Choice words for anglers 58 Inner: Pref. 59 Galápagos denizen 60 Methods 61 Left helpless DOWN 1 NASA space observatory named for a Renaissance astronomer
2 Galápagos denizen 3 Pointillist’s unit 4 Like the cat that swallowed the canary 5 Spanish morsel 6 José’s ones 7 Douglas __ 8 Hot retail item 9 Schlep 10 Ready to pour 11 “What was I thinking?!” 12 Charlemagne’s father 16 Popular 17 Calculus prereq. 20 To this point 22 Caught a glimpse of 23 Choice words for those out of options 26 U.K. record label 27 Warm tops 30 Bus sched. entry 31 Man cave, e.g.
32 States as truth 33 Detective’s needs 34 Not many 35 Carrot nutrient 36 QB’s statistic 42 Showing poor judgment 43 Like easier-toswallow pills 44 Elec. units
46 Failing the whiteglove test, say 47 Way of the East 50 Sigma preceders 51 Hamilton foe 52 She rode on Butch’s handlebars 53 Dark, poetically 56 Camper’s bed 57 Succor
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HEY CHECK IT OUT! ALL AMERICAN SELF STORAGE FREE MOVE-IN SPECIAL on August 1st, 2nd & 3rd Thursday, Friday 11:00am-6:00pm Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm 552 Grant Avenue, Junction City Business Services 360 785-579-5747 We will be offering cookies, cold bottles of water and two $25.00 Walmart gift card give-a-ways and several other drawings and a yard sale. We also offer outside storage for Cars, Boats, RVs and much more. So come down and check us out and get your New Unit for Free! We have the right storage to fit all your needs.
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Classifieds Public Notices
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Case No. 13CV244 Court Number: 5 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Branch Banking and Trust Company Plaintiff, vs. Sarah Frazier f/k/a Sarah Kennedy; Jason A Kennedy; John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Natalie Geno, Defendants. Notice Of Suit The State Of Kansas, to the above-named defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be con cerned.
SWEET CAFE 1501 N Washington Monday through Saturday 10:00am to 6:00pm 785-579-6700 Cakes, Cupcakes, Cookies Timberwolf Tree Service Professional Tree Trimming-Removal, Firewood Available, Senior Citizen and Military Discount. Debbie 785-307-1212
Mustang Club Dancers Wanted
Flexible hours. Apply in person after 7:00 p.m. 1330 Grant Ave.
Animal Doctor is now hiring for the following positions: * Licensed veterinary technician You are notified that a Petition has * Professional groomer been filed in the District Court of * Kennel technician Geary County, Kansas, praying to Assistant Teachers needed; Hope foreclose a real estate mortgage on Lutheran Early Learning Center is looking for energetic, dependable the following described real estate: Assistant Teachers to work in a lovA portion of Line Nine (9), Block ing and educational environment.! To One (1), Indian Ridge Addition, pick up an application come to 3560 Unit No 1, to Junction City, Geary Dempsey Rd Manhattan, Kansas County, Kansas, and described as B&B BUSING follows Hiring bus drivers for daily routes. Beginning at the Northeast corner Experienced preferred of said Lot Nine (9), said point be•Alcohol and drug testing ing on the South Right-Of-Way •Paid holidays line of Kiowa Court, thence South •25 years old and older 27 Degrees 49 Minutes 19 Sec - •$13.25/hour or more depending on onds East on the East line of said expericence. Lot Nine (9) a distance of 140.52 •Raise after 90 days feet to the Southeast corner of 2722 Gateway Court said Lot Nine (9), thence North 89 238-8555 Degrees 59 Minutes 56 Seconds Call for apppointment West on the South line of said Lot EOE Nine (9) a distance of 70.04 feet, Patient focussed family practice thence North 16 Degrees 36 Minutes 33 Seconds West on a Party seeking organized self-motivated person for dental assistant position Wall line and extensions thereof a Experience preferred but not re distance of 113.82 feet to a point quired. Send resume to Box J422, on said South Right-Of-Way line of Kiowa Court, thence on a curve c/o Daily Union, PO Box 129, Junction City, KS 66441 to the left having a radius of 180.00 feet, a long chord bearing Dental Assistant, recent experience. of North 67 Degrees 38 Minutes 47 Send resumes to: Box M425, C/O Seconds East and a long chord Daily Union, PO Box 129, Junction distance of 40.00 feet, an arc dis- City, KS 66441. tance of 40.06 feet to the point of Now accepting applications for expebeginning, commonly known as 413 rienced groomer. Resume and portSouth Kiowa Court, Junction City, folio a plus. Apply in person at 106 KS 66441 (the “Property”) N. Eisenhower. No Phone Calls. and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 4th day of September, 2013, in the District Court of Geary County,Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (155517)
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390 Rooms, Apts. For Rent 740 Houses For Rent
Full time child care openings. Day time, 18 mos to 5 yrs. old 238-1596.
Health Educator K-State’s Lafene Health Center has a 12 month position available for a Health Educator who works well as a team member. This position will develop and provide campus wide health promotion programs and provide individual (or group) consultation for students. This position will mentor our SHAPE program and assist with our CPR program. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree with 2 years of experience in nursing, health promotion, community health, or related field. Ideal candidate would be a Licensed Registered Nurse or Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) or have experience in the Public Health field. The candidate should have program development and group presentation experience. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. New grads welcome. To apply: submit letter of interest, resume, and names/ addresses/ telephone numbers of 3 professional references postmarked by August 15 to: Lafene Health Center, Attn: Search Committee, 1105 Sunset Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502. Background check required. K-State encourages diversity among its employees. AA/EOE House cleaners, kitchen cleaners, supervisor positions available. Experience preferred. Start today. 785-263-9871 Family Practice seeking dental hygienist who is dedicated to patient care and available two days a week. Send resume to Box K423, c/o Daily Union, PO Box 129, Junction City, KS 66441 Looking for employees to work in the Farrowing house at Hog Production Farm south of Junction City. Contact Rob at F&R Swine, 785-238-3022. No experience necessary. Only those who can come to work every day need apply.
111 Sunrise Hill Drive Friday & Saturday One block south of the Madison/Ash intersection
Large, well maintained 3BR, 1BA, all appliances. Near school, Post, Lake. Available now in Milford. 785-463-5526 Small basement studio apartment. $395/deposit. Water, trash, gas provided. NO PETS. 6th &. Adams. 785-238-1663.
2 Family Yard Sale Friday 8:00am-8:00pm 411 W 10th In The Alley 729 COUNTRYSIDE RD MULTI-FAMILY! Jr & adult clothing, shoes. Electronics & household items. Something for everyoe! Rain or Shine Friday 3--8; Saturday 8--12 FARMER’S MARKET Parking-lot at 8th & Jefferson Saturday 7:00am - Noon radishes, fresh eggs, flowers, oriental vegetables, crafts, baked goods Friday and Saturday 404 W. 4th St.
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Antique Emporium of Alma Open 10 to 6, Monday through Saturday, 12 to 6 Sunday 785-765-3332
Business Prop. For Rent 730 Large commercial building for rent, ideal for storage. Includes small office space. 785-761-5217 or 785-238-7854
Rooms, Apts. For Rent 740
Office Hours: M-F: 8am-8pm Sat: 9am-4pm 2 bedroom, no pets, 403-B N. Adams, $525 rent (includes water & gas). 238-3218 2BR unfurnished apartment, in good location. Nice, very clean, carpeted. NO PETS. 785-238-1340
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2BR, clean, quiet w/W/D. $335-$425rent/Dep, plus utilities. No Pets! 152E Flinthills Blvd., Grandview Plaza. 785-238-5367
3BR, 2BA, $800 mo/deposit. In the country, W/D, CA/heat, fenced yard. Call 785-499-5382. Affordable Rent 2BD Mobile Home, CA/Heat, W/D, Corner Lot, Newly Remodeled, Clean, Must-see Milford 238-4222.
Small 2 bedroom house. Rent $475, deposit $475. Pay own utilities. NO pets. 334 W 15th. 785-238-7714, 785-238-4394. Small one bedroom house. Rent $425, deposit $425. Pay own utilities. NO pets. 220 N. Jefferson St. 785-238-7714, 785-238-4394.
Real Estate For Sale 780 12,000 foot Commercial building. Downtown Herington Retail, Manufacturing, Warehouse Give us any reasonable offer For sale - 785-258-3566
Available Now! Huge Mobile Home: 4/5BR, 3 full BA. Living room, dining room, family room, laundry room. Quiet park in town. Military welcome! $700mo/deposit. You pay utilities and $210 lot rent. 707-269-0434 or 707-499-1137
Mobile Homes For Sale 760 Like New! 2007, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, central air, kitchen appliances, shaded lot. 785-223-5585 Very nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath, appliances, large deck, fence, shed, a/c, only $17,500. 785-223-5585
Houses For Rent
**MOVE-IN SPECIAL** 2BR, wood floors, dishwasher, skylight, 229 E. 14. Available now. No pets. $695/month. Call 785-375-6372 or 785-238-4761.
119 W 11th 3BD/1BA Central Heat/Air $625.00/mo plus $625.00 deposit. References required. 785-922-6981 or 785-761-9084
Thu. & Fri. Aug. 1st & 2nd • 3-6pm Saturday, Aug. 3rd • 8am-12pm
China cabinet, bedroom furniture, sofa sleeper, lighted curio cabinet, M.J. Hummel calendar, Thomas Kinkade items, small appliances.
2 bedroom house. Totally remod eled. $650 rent. No pets. 785-223-7352.
Easy Own Auto 2005 Pontic G6 As Low As $93.99 a week
2BD/1-1/2BA, Office, Fenced Yard, Covered Porch, Car-port, $500.00/mo rent & $500.00/deposit. 785-223-8178
1-4BD Apt & Houses for Rent from $400 to $675/mo Call 8:00am to 8:00pm 785-210-4757
for Carl & Marian White 1418 Woodland Circle (Greenhills) Jct. City
2-3-4BR mobile homes. Clean, good condition, large yards. Near Lake, school, Post. No Pets. 785-463-5321
Available now. 1 Bdr. house. 116 W. Spruce. $425 rent/deposit No Pets. Good location. 238-4613 between 10am-6pm. In Enterprise, 3BR 1BA, CA/CH. Half off first month. No Pets/No Smoking. $800rent/deposit. Available Now. 785-280-3493 In Milford: 2BR 1BA, 750sf. Walk-out Downstairs Apartment W/D hook-ups, new carpet & flooring, fresh paint, refrigerator & stove, near school, no through traffic, near lake. $625mo/deposit. www.edmistonrentalsllc.com #206B 405-979-0391, 785-223-2248. Large Older Home 5BD/2BA, living /dining room, Central Heat, Window Air, No Pet/Smoking. $975/month 785-238-6887 NO DEPOSIT 3BR, CA/CH, DR, garage, fenced back yard. 214 W 15th. $750mo. 785-223-2777
Very nice 2 & 3 bedroom, 2 bath, washer, dryer furnished.. Located at Chapman. No pets. 785-209-0561, 785-223-1155.
785-238-2886 1736 N. Washington, J.C.
Mobile Homes For Rent 750 1, 2, 3 Bedroom, near Post, School and Lake. Some furnished. 463-5526
3BR 2BA 16X80, very nice. Available July 8. W/D hook-ups, CA. Near Post, Lake. 785-463-5321
Daily Rate $2968 Weekly Rate $14841 1,2,3 Beds Available
Part-time custodian position, evening hours. Apply in person at 106 N. Eisenhower. No phone calls. SITE MANAGER NEEDED! Please send resume to Enterprise Estates Apartments c/o Sandy Rickey P.O. Box 236 Tonganoxie, KS 66086, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
2BR Apartments, rent $475/deposit $475, pay own utilities. NO PETS. 70 Riley Manor Circle and 733 W. 1st St. 785-238-7714, 785-238-4394
2002 Ford Escape 2005 Ford Sport Trac As Low As As Low As $100.63 a week $120.76 a week
2BR Duplex, new paint. W/D hookups, C/A, large yard. 3 blocks to Lake. 785-463-5321 2BR House, DR, 1 1/2BA, hardwood floors, CA, W/D hook-ups. Near Post, Lake, schools. 785-463-5321 2BR, Large Living room, Full Basement. Clean, move in today. 785-761-5575
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3BD/1-1/2BA, Central Heat/Air, front porch, eat-in kitchen, W/D hook-up, no smoking, no Pets $725.00/mo 785-238-6887 4BR/2BA, living-room, dining-room, kitchen, family-room, sunroom, front/back porch, fireplace, detached garage. No pets/smoking $1300/month 785-238-6887 Area’s Best Homes For Rent Military Approved Mathis Lueker Property Management 831 W. 6th, Junction City 785-223-5505
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2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee As Low As $79.44 a week
2006 Trail Blazer As Low As $96.61 a week
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$750 Security Deposit $125 placed to hold the apartment 2002 Ford F-150 4-Door $125 payments for As Low As $91.66 the first 5 months a week of residency
$750 Security Deposit $125 placed to hold the apartment $125 payments for the first 5 months of residency
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Sears Kenmore electric dryer, works great. You pick up. $50 785-238-7770
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Student’s actions will be louder than words Dear Annie: I’m a senior in college and live at home. My parents, especially my father, are controlling and overly attached to me. I’ve had enough and am planning on moving away the second I graduate, but my family doesn’t seem to get this. They tell me about graduate schools and full-time job opportunities in or near our town. They’ve offered to let me live rent-free in the house if I stay in the area after college. These “suggestions” are starting to pile up, and graduation seems so far away. I can’t let myself fall into the same trap that got me to stay with them at the start of college. How do I say I’m leaving for good? — Nobody’s Baby Boy Dear Nobody: Your parents don’t “get it” because they see no indication that you are leaving anytime soon. They’ll believe it when it happens. While many kids would appreciate their parents’ offer to stay rent-free, we agree that you should strike out on your own. Loving parents guide their children to be independent. You don’t need to keep saying you are moving out. Simply save your money and find a place you can afford, in whatever city you prefer. Research job and educational opportunities. What you cannot do is expect your parents to cover your expenses when you no longer live at home. Good luck. Dear Annie: I’m a married female in my early 50s and haven’t had a real friend in more than 20 years. It’s not a question of meeting people. They just don’t seem to gravitate toward me. I’m considerate and clean and have a good sense of humor. I’m a bit on the shy and quiet side, but I’m friendly and a sympathetic listener. I have often made the first move and invited someone to join me for lunch. They accept and seem to enjoy our time together, but they never reciprocate. At work, everyone seems to buddy up with someone else, and though everyone appears to like me, I have no buddy of my own. I’ve been to counseling twice and have read books on making friends, and neither has helped. I appreciate that I have a good marriage, a good job, great kids and a nice home, but the absence of just one good friend saddens me greatly. Do you have any advice? — Lonely for Friends Dear Lonely: It can take a long time to get to know someone in middle age, when friendships are already
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entrenched from work, church and community. You would need to make a greater effort, inviting someone for lunch several times, before the comfort level promotes a closer friendship. In the meantime, please look into the Red Hat Society (redhatsociety.org) and meetup.com for people in your area who are actively looking to make new friends. Dear Annie: Your answer to “Loved the Show, Disliked the Seat,” the person whose seat at a Broadway show was partially taken over by a “rather large” woman, was totally off the mark. You said to show tolerance. That’s absurd. The person whose personal seating space is being invaded needs to go to an usher or, better yet, to management and request another seat. Chair arms at performance spaces are there for a reason. If someone feels that he or she needs more space than the establishment has allotted, he or she should make arrangements for special seating. Obese people are required to buy two seats on airplanes. Why not do the same for theaters and sports stadiums? — Been Sat On at a Performance, Too Dear Sat On: Going to an usher or management is a perfectly valid way to address this. Unfortunately, it usually necessitates missing part of the show to locate someone in authority and finding equally desirable, unoccupied seats elsewhere. Charging double for theater seats is an argument we don’t have space for here.
Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox@ comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254.
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Horoscope People with a calling often insist that everyone has a calling. But what about when you can’t hear the call? This is the case for many right now. Assume that the “caller” is asleep and that it’s time to have a little fun. The Gemini moon encourages conversation, sharing and taking part in the games of the moment. Candy Crush, anyone? ARIES (March 21-April 19). The fast lane forces everyone to go fast because the flow of traffic will endanger you if you don’t. Because you prefer to go at your own speed, not a speed that’s dictated by those around you, getting out of the fast lane may be wise. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The things that scare you might be worth doing. You’re in a particularly bold mood today and are likely to leap from the high dive into the warm swimming pool of life. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You don’t mind if, once in a while, your loved ones get a little bossy or speak to you in an intimate kind of shorthand that’s less than polite. But if it happens more than not, start sticking up for yourself or it will only get worse. CANCER (June 22-July 22). In order to act when it’s time, you have to know when it’s time. Trust yourself. The temptation to move too soon or too late is ever-present, but only if you don’t trust yourself. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You may wish for a laboratory to try out your ideas. This could be as simple as a table and a few supplies or as elaborate as a fully staffed company. It begins with today’s wish. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). With fame comes gossip. Is it worth it? You’d rather be anonymous than have to think about everything you
say and how it might be construed and what it will look like to others if you’re simply yourself. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Your gentle courtesy will bring you to the top of a list. Finally you’re being considered for the position you really deserve, and you didn’t have to brag about yourself to get here. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Usually disinclined to make foolish moves, today something impulsive in you wants to put it all on the line. It might be argued that by risking everything you are making sure that you have fully lived. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21). You’re not about to count your blessings as blessings until the end game is upon you, and even then you won’t really know. So instead you’ll enjoy what is. For now, it’s safe to say, “It’s all good.” CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Aim high and usually your arrow still winds up at ground level. But the view it will witness between the sky and the dirt will be far broader and more interesting than if you hadn’t shot into the sky. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). An imaginary encounter with yourself will be better than an actual encounter with the one you think is standing in your way. It turns out that moving yourself out of the way will clear your path of all other obstacles. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Between thinking and doing is planning. You don’t need a written agenda for this day to go smoothly, but it honestly wouldn’t hurt. You’ll save yourself time in the end because writing helps you remember key details.
The Daily Union. Thursday, August 1, 2013
Royals Continued from Page 1B Florimon failed to pick up the ball, though, as his momentum carried him past it. Gordon scored, and so did Hosmer one batter later on Billy Butler’s single off reliever Caleb Thielbar (1-1). Aaron Hicks took a bad angle toward Gordon’s drive off the center field wall, and the ball ricocheted past him to let Gordon get another base. Guthrie improved to 7-3 in his career against the Twins, including 3-1 this season. He surrendered six hits, two runs and two walks in six innings while striking out five. The Twins started the sixth with three straight singles and tied the game on Chris Herrmann’s one-out walk. But Hicks popped out to second base, and Florimon fanned on three pitches. The Royals, who have the league’s second-best team ERA, have relied on their rotation for this midsummer surge. The starters have allowed 11 earned runs in 72 innings over the last eight games. Ryan Doumit and Trevor Plouffe greeted Kelvin Herrera in the eighth inning with doubles, slicing the lead to 4-3. Hicks added a one-out infield single. But Aaron Crow came in to strike out the last two batters. Greg Holland pitched the ninth for his 28th save in 30 tries. Joe Mauer took second base on a one-out single and a throwing error by shortstop Alcides Escobar, but Justin Morneau and Ryan Doumit struck out to end the game. The Royals are 9-3 against the Twins this season and 26-19 against the division. Twins starter Kevin Correia gave up 10 hits over six innings, but he struck out three without a walk and somehow limited the damage to two runs on an RBI single by Miguel Tejada and a sacrifice fly by Butler. Tejada was thrown out at home on a comebacker to the mound, Hosmer was thrown out at third on the sacrifice fly and Butler grounded into a double play. David Lough was
Heath Continued from Page 1B maturity. I know he’s done that, I’ve talked to his mother. It’s never easy, progress takes struggle, he definitely struggled this past year but he took another step forward.” Heath stays balanced by focusing on doing what’s best for his team instead of searching for individual accolades during the summer months. “Obviously baseball is a game of failure and not everyone is going to succeed,” He said. “So I just work on doing the best I can and being really good at controlling what I can control not letting what I can’t control affect me as much as I used to.” Heath wants to use what he’s learned from playing alongside others from across the nation this sum-
mer in New York and take it back to Louisiana to share it with his teammates. He’s hopeful the experience will help him when he steps into the batters box against division one pitching for the first time in an actual game in the spring. The ambitious Heath hopes playing and having success against top competition will help springboard him to the professional level. But for now, his focus is on the upcoming championship and then helping Northwestern State qualify for the postseason. “I have a little more knowledge of the game and how they do things,” He said. “I feel like I’m a lot better teammate then I used to be, not so self-centered, more concerned about the team and how we’re going to do overall and what I can do for help.”
SPORTS caught stealing, too. The streak helped the Royals keep their roster intact after the non-waiver trade deadline. They even added some depth, acquiring Justin Maxwell from Houston to bring in a speedy right-handed batter who can play all three outfield spots. The Twins didn’t trade anyone off their major league roster, either, to the temporary relief of Morneau, the cornerstone first baseman who hasn’t been the same since the concussion that ended his 2010 season. Morneau, though, noted the remaining possibility he could be dealt in August by clearing waivers. He’s in the final year of his contract. Despite being out of the playoff chase for a third straight season, the Twins weren’t able to persuade a contender to give up a prospect or two for one of their veterans. Correia and fellow starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey were among the top candidates to be moved, along with Morneau, Doumit and a few relievers. But all general manager Terry Ryan ended up doing was dealing minor league catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers. “I told Pelfrey that he was supposed to be part of the Dodger trade, but they have a time limit on their games,” manager Ron Gardenhire quipped before the game. “Trying to loosen the tension in here, and he laughed so that was good and we can move forward from there.” NOTES: The Royals rested 2B Chris Getz (sore left knee) and CF Lorenzo Cain (sore groin) again as a precaution, but manager Ned Yost said they’ve both improved. He said he’d probably wait until Friday to play Getz. ... Florimon has seven homers, just three off the team lead, shared by Trev-
Andy Clayton-King • The Associated Press
Kansas City Royals’ Alex Gordon slides safely into third on a triple against the Minnesota Twins in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Minneapolis, Wednesday. or Plouffe and Josh Willingham. Florimon’s minor league season high for home runs was nine. ... The Royals will send RHP James Shields (5-7, 3.09 ERA) to the mound in the series finale Thursday afternoon for his team-high 23rd start, facing Twins LHP Scott Diamond (5-9, 5.26 ERA). Diamond allowed just one run in six innings in his last appearance, only the third quality start of his previous 14 turns.
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The longtime Eagles coach helped pioneer the use of the running back in the passing game, first with Brian Westbrook and later with LeSean McCoy. In fact, Westbrook went five consecutive seasons with at least 50 grabs, and in 2007 caught 90 passes for 771 yards and five touchdowns. That year, Westbrook led the NFL in yards from scrimmage and was first-team All-Pro. “Jamaal is a big part of it,” Reid said. “He’s capable of doing the same things Westbrook did (and) McCoy did, as far as the passing game. He’s a legitimate threat with his speed, his route-running ability and his hands. He catches the ball very easily.” Charles certainly has had his hands full on the practice fields of Missouri Western State University. He’s become a favorite target for Smith, in part because the offensive line has been struggling to hold off the pass rush, resulting in a lot of short throws Charles’ way. “The thing that jumped out to me the most is his ability in the pass game,” Smith said. “He’s a really versatile player. He’s a match-up mismatch with the football in his hands, all over the field. I don’t think there’s really any situation in football you couldn’t have him in.” Smith got a glimpse of something similar in 2010, when he was with the 49ers. Westbrook had joined the team that season for what turned out to be the final year of his career. “Jamaal helps us expand our playbook because he can do so much,” Smith said, “and he can really become a weapon for us in all phases, not just running the football.” Running the football is still what Charles does best, though. Nobody disputes that. His ability to slash through the smallest of creases and then use his world-class speed to run past defenders has made him one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL, someone who twice ran for more than 200 yards in a game last season. So even though the Chiefs have been calling almost exclusively passing plays during training camp, Charles is confident they’ll still call plenty of running plays for him this season. If that’s the case, he’ll certainly be a busy running back. NOTES: WR Dwayne Bowe limped off the field late in practice with cramps. RB Cyrus Gray (foot) and OL Colin Kelly (knee) will have MRI exams after going down. DE Mike Catapano left practice with a strained calf. ... S Quintin Demps remained with the first-team defense in place of Eric Berry (hamstring), who only did a little bit of work before leaving practice. CB Dunta Robinson (hamstring) also tried to do some work before sitting out the rest of practice. ... The Chiefs waived CB Buddy Jackson, who’d been limited in practice by a sore hamstring.
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