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Crime Stoppers The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary to a residence in the 2300 block of Road Z, in the Reading area. The burglary occurred during the daytime on Feb. 15. Numerous valuables were taken, which included guns and jewelry. The owner may offer a small cash reward for information that leads to the recovery of the property. The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office would like any information that may assist in the investigation. Contact the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office at 3425545 or Lyon County Crime Stoppers at 342-2273. Crime Stoppers may offer a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible

Be careful when digging out When the snow has people trapped in their driveways and parking stalls, sometimes the first reaction can be to relentlessly attack the accumulation with a shovel until it’s clear. But that may not be the best idea for those who are elderly or out of shape. People most at risk for injury during shoveling are people who have had a heart attack, people with a history of heart disease, those with high blood pressure or high cholesterol, smokers and those who lead a sedentary lifestyle. Please be careful during and after this winter storm, and don’t hesitate to ask for help when digging out.

125th St. David’s Day celebration The 125th annual celebration of Welsh Patron St. David will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Emporia Presbyterian Church west campus, 1702 W. 15th Ave. A concert with orchestra and choir, featuring Geraint Wilkes, will be held, followed by a reception. Free; all are welcome.

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Kansas! magazine tabs area businesses as main attractions Two area businesses, Studio 11 and Ad Astra Food and Drink, were featured, respectively, as the No. 1 and No. 2 reasons to love Kansas — according to an article in the Spring 2013 edition of Kansas! magazine. Both were selected because of suggestions numerous Kansas! magazine readers submitted and because they are “unique, highly recommended and must-visit businesses for locals and travelers alike.” Kari Crump and Michelle Boyce, owners of Studio 11, 606 Commercial St., were thrilled to be featured in a magazine that circulates throughout the state and beyond. “It’s an honor,” Crump said. “It’s very flattering. It confirms that we’re on track. ... We’re doing what we love.” Boyce continued this sentiment. “It’s very bizarre in the best kind of way to have my hometown and Kari’s adopted hometown featured in a good way, and people talking positively about Emporia,” Boyce said. Before opening on Nov. 11, 2010, this “junky” boutique had a rather humble beginning: Crump’s garden shed. Then known as Whatta Waist, Crump and Boyce were designing

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The spring edition of Kansas! Magazine names two local businesses as the number one and two reasons to love Kansas.

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence of a man who said he was high on meth when he killed a Kansas sheriff. The justices on Monday said they will review a state Supreme Court ruling that granted a new trial to Scott Cheever, who admitted to shooting Greenwood County Sheriff Matt Samuels. The Kansas court said Cheever’s rights were violated during his trial because a psychiatrist was allowed to testify about Cheever’s psychological records without his consent. Samuels’ death prompted changes in the Kansas criminal code to make it more difficult to purchase the ingredients used in making meth. Attorney General Derek Schmidt released a statement concerning the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the case, Kansas v. Cheever, which will be argued in the fall. “We have carefully analyzed the opinion of the Kansas Supreme Court, and we do not believe the Court’s decision correctly reflects the requirements of the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” Schmidt said. “I am encouraged the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the case.”

By Frank J. Buchman Special to The Gazette

Europe’s recent scandal about horse meat in beef products has renewed questions whether Americans could be eating equine products as well. U.S. Department of Agriculture regulators say it’s unlikely that beef adulterated with horse meat could make it to the nation’s dinner plates. No domestic suppliers currently slaughter horses, and the agency has strict inspection standards for imported meat. But, officials acknowledge that species-testing for meat imported into the United States is usually only performed when there’s a reason to question a shipment. There have been reports from Continental Europe that horse meat was mixed in beef sold as frozen burgers and other prepared foods. Unsubstantiated reports of horses being purchased locally in the Midwest, and slaughtered illegally without inspections, for mixing portions in ground meat products continue to be aired. A Florida company that supplies validated tests for horse meat in food has received nearly 1,000 requests in recent weeks for its $500 kits, including orders from U.S. meat producers. Horse meat hidden in beef is also a health concern. Meats taken from store shelves in Britain and Germany had traces of phenylbutazone, or “bute,” which is banned in animals destined for human food, tests showed. “If a company is willing to commit fraud, I can’t imagine that food safety is on their agenda,” said Bill Marler, a food safety expert. Boneless beef adulterated with horse meat made it to the United States more than 30 years ago, when mislabeled meat from Australia led to the impounding and testing of 66 million pounds of the product, according to USDA records. “We have no indication that horse meat is now an ingredient in any FDA-regulated processed foods

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Pianist Emilio Lluis-Puebla will perform Thursday in Heath Recital Hall at Emporia State University as part of the Department of Music’s visiting artist program. Lluis-Puebla will also give a free lecture Wednesday on music and mathematics.

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in the U.S.,” Jalil Isa, a Food and Drug Administration spokesman, said. Producers such as the meat giant Cargill say they don’t import beef from plants that slaughter horses, or from the companies implicated in the European scandal, and they remain confident that their meat is free of adulteration. Of course, putting horse meat on the dinner table is common in many countries, including France, Canada, Mexico and Japan. And, it’s not unheard of on American menus. Nevertheless, most Americans still consider horse meat off-limits. At the close of World War II, when beef was in short supply, some Americans were said to have readily consumed horse meat. Republicans blamed the meat scarcity on President Truman, giving him the nickname “Horsemeat Harry.” During the early 1970s, beef prices sharply increased, and cashstrapped shoppers were again reported to be buying cheaper horse meat. Slaughterhouses that produced

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horse meat for human consumption were in operation in the United States, until 2007, when the last three of a one-time high of 17 plants closed under federal pressure. Congress effectively banned the practice by refusing to fund USDA inspections of the slaughterhouses. Those efforts were fueled by vocal anti-slaughter activists who regarded the practice as inhumane. The arrangement stayed in place until 2011, when the Obama administration lifted the ban, partly out of concern for the neglect of horses in the United States, and the treatment of horses that were shipped to Canada and Mexico to be killed. The United States exported more than 46,000 metric tons of horse meat in 1990, a figure that fell to about 5,600 metric tons in 2007, when the ban was enacted, industry figures show. Wyoming state Rep. Sue Wallis is still trying to reinstate horse slaughter in the United States

Emilio Lluis-Puebla, a visiting guest artist from Mexico, will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in Heath Recital Hall. If the university is closed today because of weather, the recital will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday. His program, “The Art Piano of Mexico,” is dedicated to compositions written by Mexican composers and will include the world premiere of a sonata dedicated to him by one of Mexico’s greatest living composers, Enrique Santos. Also, Lluis-Puebla will present a lecture at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Heath Recital Hall titled “Music and Mathematics, Two Fine Arts.” Lluis-Puebla, in addition to being an accomplished pianist, is professor of mathematics at Mexico City’s most prestigious university, UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autóno-

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The DAILY REPORT Police & Sheriff Incidents Reported Police FRIDAY Failure to appear, 400 block of West Eighth Avenue, 11:32 a.m. Juvenile problem, 1000 block of Harcourt Drive, 8:08 p.m. Drug violation, 200 block of East Fourth Avenue, 11:25 p.m. SATURDAY Drug violation, 1800 block of Merchant Street, 12:04 a.m. Animal at large, 700 block of Anderson Street, 8:23 a.m. Parking problem, 600 block of Rural Street, 8:33 a.m. Animal at large, 1100 block of West Sixth Avenue, 12:20 p.m. Traffic accident (other vehicle) in excess of $1,000, West Ninth Avenue and Merchant Street, 12:22 p.m. Non-injury accident, 300 block of State Street, 12:38 p.m. Disorderly conduct, 800 block of Mechanic Street, 2:26 p.m. Non-injury accident, 500 block of Mechanic Street, 2:34 p.m. SUNDAY Animal bite, 1300 block of West 12th Avenue, 12:17 a.m. Failure to appear, 700 block of Graham Street, 12:29 a.m. Simple battery on law enforcement officer, 10 block of Sylvan Street, 3:05 a.m. Assault-aggravated-firearm, 1200 block of West Fifth Avenue, 10:38 a.m. Cat to go, 1500 block of Williby Avenue, 1:03 p.m. Domestic, 900 block of Chestnut Street, 2:28 p.m. Animal vicious, Union Street and East Eighth Avenue, 3:23 p.m. Liquor laws-other, 1200 block of Commercial Street, 6:20 p.m. Warrant-failure to appear, 600 block of Lakeview Street, 10:18 p.m. MONDAY Warrant-failure to appear, reported to the police station, 6:19 a.m.

Sheriff FRIDAY Non-injury accident, 1800 block of Road G, 7:47 a.m. Agency assist, 1300 block of Interstate 35, 8:33 a.m. Non-injury accident, 1300 block of Interstate 35, 9:28 a.m. Ambulance/medical assist, 500 block of Road 140, 10:09 a.m. Ambulance/medical assist, 1700 block of Road G, 10:33 a.m. Citizen assist, Ninth Avenue and Commercial Street, 11:52 a.m. Family disturbance, 1600 block of Road N, 1:24 p.m. Juvenile problem, Kansas Turnpike, milepost 121/122, 6:28 p.m. SATURDAY Citizen assist (disabled motorist), South Kansas Highway 99 and Road 100, 12:14 a.m. Fire call, 1800 block of Road E, 12:37 a.m. Traffic offense, 1300 block of Interstate 35, 2:07 a.m. Citizen assist (disabled motorist), 1300 block of Interstate 35, 12:12 p.m. Alarm, 1700 block of Road F, 2:49 p.m. Citizen assist (disabled motorist), 1600 block of Road 340, Admire, 7:22 p.m. SUNDAY Animal bite, 1300 block of West 12th Avenue, 12:17 a.m. Traffic offense, 700 block of East 12th Avenue, 1:36 a.m. Welfare check, 1300 block of Road 200, 5:16 a.m. Vehicle fire, 2200 block of Road 170, Reading, 11 a.m. Agency assist, 1200 block of West Fifth Avenue, 11:14 a.m. Unattended death, 2700 block of Road L, 11:54 a.m. Traffic hazard, 2000 block of North Highway 99, 1:33 p.m. Juvenile problem, Kansas Turnpike at mile marker 127.5, 5:43 p.m. Disabled motorist, Interstate 35 at mile marker 133, 6:20 p.m. Disabled motorist, 600 block of Walnut Street, 8:24 p.m.

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EFOZ Roundup The Emporia Friends of the Zoo Roundup is Friday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Emporia Country Club and includes a silent auction, live auction, games and various other activities. Tickets are $20 per person and need to be purchased in advance. This year, EFOZ is offering ticket purchases on the website through PayPal. Contact the Zoo office 3414365 for more information.

USD 253 meets The school board for Emporia will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Emporia

High School library. From 5 to 7 p.m., the board will meet with students. The agenda at 7 p.m. includes modifications to STREAM, a new teacher and administrator appraisal proposal and student and teacher technology devices.

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Council Grove Ervin “Junior” Eldred of Council Grove died Feb. 18, 2013, at Council Grove Healthcare Center. He was 89. Mr. Eldred was a farmer, firefighter and reported for the National Weather Service in

Topeka. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Penwell-Gabel Council Grove Chapel, which has the arrangements. The family will meet friends one hour before the service.

JAMES L. “JIM” ANKROM James Leonard “Jim” Ankrom, age 78, of rural Emporia, KS., died Sunday, February 24, 2013, at his home. A celebration of life service will be held Friday, March 1, 2013, at 10:00 A.M., at the Elmdale United Methodist Church in Elmdale, KS., with Pastor Warren Olson officiating. Burial will follow in the Elmdale Cemetery. The son of Blink L. and Arline L. Simpson Ankrom, he was born September 18, 1934, in Falls City, NE. He graduated from Falls City High School in the Class of 1952. He served in the United States Navy, on the USS Des Moines, during the Korean War. He and Etta M. Ankrom were married February 12, 1957, in Hiawatha, KS. She died November 4, 2010. He was a member of the Brethren Church in Falls City, NE. He was a Rainbow Bread Salesman for 34 years, retiring in 1996. He and Etta bought a farm and raised cattle and crops. He was the treasurer for American Legion Post #389 in Allen and was previously a member of the Flint Hills Beef Association. He was an avid Nebraska Cornhusker and a Kansas City Chiefs fan. He was a member of the USS Des Moines Reunion Association and the U.S. Naval Cruiser Sailors Association. He enjoyed “tinkering” in his shop. He liked attending pro-bull riding events, camping, hunting, and fishing. He enjoyed attending his grandchildrens’ activities. He is survived by his son, Keith L. Ankrom, of Seiling, OK.; two daughters: Donna Joyce Pardus of Marietta, GA. and Deborah Kay Studer of Cottonwood Falls, KS.; a brother, Larry L. Ankrom, of Atlanta, KS.; two sisters: Beverly Lang and Sharon Lukens, both of El Dorado, KS.; seven grandchildren; and nine greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife. The family will meet friends Thursday, from 6:00 until 7:30 P.M., at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home. Friends may call Thursday, from 10:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M., at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the American Legion Post # 389-Allen, KS. may be sent in care of the funeral home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS. 66845. Friends may leave messages to the family at www.brown-bennettalexander.com.

BURRIS L. SMITH Burris L. Smith, 71, of Emporia, Kansas died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at his home. Burris was born February 7, 1942 in Dodge City, Kansas the son of Ray L. and Blanche (Burris) Smith. Burris worked for the Hetlinger Development Center in Emporia, Kansas. He was a member of the First Congregational Church in Emporia, and had participated in Special Olympics. Burris is survived by his sister: Mary Ann Kraft and husband Sam of Emporia, Kansas; 3 nephews: Stephen Feldman, Alan Feldman and Douglas Feldman; and 3 nieces: Peggy Fort, Sally Teichgraber, and April Hooks. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister: Bonnie C. Feldman. Funeral Services will be 10:00 A.M. Friday, March 1, 2013 at the First Congregational Church in Emporia. Pastor Andrew McHenry of the First Congregational Church will be officiating. Interment will be 4:30 P.M. Friday, March 1, 2013 at the Fairview Cemetery in Montezuma, Kansas. Memorial Contributions may be made to First Congregational Church or QUEST Services Inc, and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. Online Condolences may be made thru: www.robertsblue.com.

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Charlotte Ruth Hoffman Fallen, formerly of Lee's Summit, MO, resided at Sterling House of Emporia since May 2010, passed away February 21, 2013 at Newman Regional Health, Emporia Kansas. She was 94 years old. She was born July 18, 1918 in Martins Ferry, Ohio to Bertha and Harry Hoffman. She married Thomas Wilson Fallen on November 21, 1942. He died June 20, 1982. She is survived by Jerome Edward Fallen (wife - Elaine) of Lee's Summit, MO; Raymond Arthur Fallen (wife - Rhonda) of Canon City, CO; Mary Anne Kretsinger (husband - W. Brock) of Emporia, KS; Ruth Elaine Mason (husband - Ron) of Lee's Summit, MO; Seven grandchildren and Four great-grandchildren. She worked in secretarial and clerk positions, but Charlotte devoted most of her life keeping her home and raising her children. Those children, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were what was most important to her and in being part of their lives is where she found the most joy. After her children were grown, Charlotte loved to travel and enjoyed attending activities held at Shepherd Center and the Gambler Senior Center in Lee's Summit, MO. Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlotte Fallen Sterling House Memorial Fund and send in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, 605 State Street, Emporia, KS 66801. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Speaks Funeral Home in Independence, MO.

The Salvation Army will distribute commodities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the annex building. Bring a photo identification. Contact Sarah Goulden, 342-3093, for additional information.

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Alvin Edward “Pete” Maley, 90, of Emporia, Kansas died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the Holiday Resort Care Center in Emporia. Pete was born December 10, 1922 in Newkirk, Oklahoma the son of Frank J. and Clara E. (Cramer) Maley. Pete graduated from Garnett High School in Garnett, Kansas. He graduated from Kansas State University with a bachelor’s degree. Pete taught Vocational Ag at Eskridge High School in Eskridge, Kansas for 3 years. He then was the County Extension Agent in Morris County, Kansas for 10 years. Pete then worked 39 years as the Lyon County Extension Agent in Emporia, Kansas retiring in 1987. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Emporia, Kansas; served in the US Army; member of Ball-McColm Post #5, American Legion, Emporia, Kansas; Emporia Sertoma Club and Emporia Masonic Lodge #12 A.F.&A.M. Pete married Noveita “Nadine” Furgason in Garnett, Kansas on August 17, 1947. She survives of the home. Other survivors include: 2 sons: R. Douglas “Doug” Maley and wife Teresa of Emporia, Kansas, and Lance S. Maley and wife Jennifer of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; 6 grandchildren: Sara Olson and husband Nathan of Kansas City, Missouri, Dr. Scott Maley and wife Dr. Ashley Maley of Omaha, Nebraska, Jillian Maley of San Antonio, Texas, Kyler Maley of Seattle, Washington, Caden Rush of Carlisle, Pennsylvania and Hannah Rush of Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and 3 great-grandchildren: Emily Frances Olson, Lillian Faith Olson and Kendrick Maley. He was preceded in death by: his parents, a brother: Tim Maley, and 2 sisters: Hazel Dickeson and Nettie Cristensen. Funeral Services will be 10:30 A.M. Thursday, February 28, 2013 at Grace United Methodist Church in Emporia, Kansas. Pastor Susan Daniel-Brey of the Grace United Methodist Church will be officiating. Interment will be in the Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Emporia. Masonic services by Emporia Masonic Lodge #12, A.F.&A.M. The family will receive friends Wednesday, February 27, 2013 from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. at Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home in Emporia. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church or Lyon County Extension and sent in care of Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made thru: www.robertsblue.com

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T he Byrams Arch and Dolly McKittrick Byram will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday. The couple married March 1, 1948, at the Wonsevu, Kan. Christian Church. Their children are Howard and Diane Byram of Macon, Mo., and Gary Byram of Mission. They have four granddaughters and seven greatgrandchildren. Mr. Byram retired from Contel Telephone Co.

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their popular “GemWiches” — images that are sandwiched between two recycled glass baubles that are then typically worn on a chain as a necklace — and mosaic belt buckles because of their shared love to craft and create uniquely designed items. Having outgrown the garden shed, the duo decided to rent space on Fifth Avenue to expand their workshop. This came with a bonus: retail space that would allow them to not only sell their own creative handmade merchandise but also that of 10 consignors. Business was quickly booming in this trendy boutique, so Crump and Boyce decided they needed to increase their retail space and moved to their current location in 2011. This also allowed them to increase the number of their consignors to 66 — 30 from Emporia and the surrounding area, 25 from other areas around Kansas and 11 out-ofstate. “The consignors are handpicked,” Crump said. “We are very selective in order to keep the mix eclectic.” With the tag lines of “home of all things funky, junky, recycled and handmade” and “making junk look good,” the ingenuity shown in how they and their consignors have created items from what others once considered “junk” is truly quite surprising and even heartwarming. A handful of consignor’s — selling hand-dyed Batik bags, recycled paper bead jewelry and Banana Leaf baskets to name a few items — use their profits to benefit charities that empower women throughout the world, including Uganda and India. The boutique also has a crazy-good selection of clothing: blouses and dresses for women created from men’s buttonup shirts, onesies for babies created from sports T-shirts, T-shirts designed by Crump and Boyce, as well as a wide variety of vintage clothing. Shoppers will also find a plethora of other original items — such as repurposed furniture, 3D recycled steel letters, one-of-a-kind home decorations, jalapeno food items and handmade clothing accessories like crocheted scarves, hats and handbags. Boyce and Crump also hold classes — Milk Paint & Margaritas — on select Saturdays, allowing customers to learn how to use vintage milk paint that can be used to give furni-

and to build a new source for the meat in America and abroad. Her applications are among those pending with the USDA to open horse slaughterhouses in Missouri, Iowa and New Mexico. Horse meat, Wallis said, is prized by gourmet cooks and health enthusiasts for its taste and lean profile. Plus, she contended horse meat is about 40 percent cheaper than beef. “Eighty percent of a $102 billion-a-year industry was directly affected when they took slaughter away,” said David Duquette, president of the United Horsemen, a group that lobbied to lift the ban. Currently, more than 100,000 American horses a year are transported to slaughterhouses in Canada and Mexico that serve foreign markets. A year ago in Mountain Grove, Mo., area residents were persuasive in turning down a horse-processing plant, and Hermiston, Ore., residents also united to take a stand against a proposed facility. Last spring, New Mexico Gov. Susan Martinez came out against a proposal to open a horse slaughterhouse there, and last fall, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill banning horse slaughter in that state. Drought conditions, higher feed costs, extremely low horse prices, or even no method of dispersing unwanted horses have increased cases

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Two area businesses — Studio 11 in Emporia and Ad Astra in Strong City — have made the “Top Ten” list of things to do in Kansas! Magazine.

ture a “new” look or to make homemade individualized decorative signs. Also doing what they love, the owners of Ad Astra Food and Drink, 318 Cottonwood St. in Strong City, Amanda Hague and Gwen Shirkey, were just as delighted as the Studio 11 gals were to be featured in Kansas! magazine. “I think we were really happy and surprised,” Shirkey said. “We don’t do a lot of advertising, it’s just word of mouth,” as to how they thought the magazine selected the restaurant that opened along the Flint Hills Scenic Byway on April 21, 2012. Shirkey and Hague, both of which were transplants to the area, were spending some of their free time catering — both have careers outside of the restaurant — but were looking for an opportunity to open a restaurant in the picturesque Flint Hills. They “loved the bones of the building” that they now own, and after a lot of extremely hard work — building a kitchen and storeroom from scratch as well as a total renovation salvaging as much as possible — Ad Astra Food and Drink became a reality. Wanting something “edgy” and something from Kansas, they decided that part of the state motto was perfect for their name, meaning “through the stars.” The menu, which includes vegan, vegetarian and glutenfree options, is updated quarterly and is dependent on what fresh ingredients are currently available and customer’s input and taste.

Bison meat from Schankie Brothers Farm in Madison, heritage chickens from Phil’s Farm in Hutchinson, purchasing shares in Colby Fuller’s CSA and using as much organic as possible are just some of the locally sourced ingredients that Hague and Shirkey insist on using to ensure their products are of the highest quality. Ever conscientious of the environment, Hague said, “We compost and recycle as much as possible. We have near-zero food waste.” Setting itself further apart from the typical restaurant fare, Ad Astra does not use any processed foods. Everything — salsas, sauces, dressing, desserts, artisan bread and herbed butter, pretzel buns, mac and cheese — is homemade. “If you make it and make it good, the people will come and love it,” said Shirkey, who enjoys watching customers learning and trying novel foods, like quinoa and gouda cheese. Ad Astra bartender and server, Meghan Kampff, echoed this sentiment, and said, “We amaze people. It amazes people how great it really is. It really is perfected food. A lot of people are talking about the restaurant, but some people are truly amazed at how good it is.” Quality is not sacrificed in any area, including beverages. One of the most popular drinks is the mojito — made with fresh mint, freshsqueezed lime juice, organic sugar and rum. Also served are seasonal

and bottled beer from Kansas City’s Boulevard Brewing Co. and Lawrence’s Free State Brewing Co. Kansas City’s The Roasterie provides coffee and tea service. Even though there is a bit of a bar and grill “vibe,” patrons might notice one thing missing that differentiates Ad Astra from such restaurants — no televisions. Shirkey said they did this on purpose: “We want people to visit with each other.” Emporian Jennie Loucks, server at Ad Astra, has noticed this decision has had the desired effect: “You’ll see varying people from local farmers to Kansas City businessmen talking to each other. Everyone’s kind of mingling and making different connections; connections that everyone knows you and cares about you.” Studio 11 is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Its website is www.studio11boutique.com. Ad Astra Food and Drink is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday through Sunday. To make a reservation, call (620) 273-8440.

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Delano Nixon’s 80th Birthday Delano (Nick) Nixon is turning 80 on Mar. 2, 2013. He will celebrate his occasion with an open house from 1pm4pm at the Hartford Community Center, Hartford, KS Come help Nick celebrate his special occassion. Cards may be sent to him at 156 23rd N.W. Neosho Rapids, KS 66864

of horse abuse, including starvation, and horses have reportedly been turned loose in pastures, timbers and even along roadsides. Several states have lawsuits pending on horse abuse cases. Meanwhile, the Unwanted Horse Coalition has been operating for more than six years under the auspices of the American Horse Council. Officials of the American Quarter Horses Association, an affiliate, said the group’s objectives are “to work to reduce the number of unwanted horses and to improve their welfare through education, and the efforts of organizations committed to the health, safety and responsible care and disposition of these horses.” The Unwanted Horse Coalition is a partner in The Equine Network’s A Home For Every Horse website where rescues can list horses available for adoption. Their website keeps a list of more than 700 facilities that accept horses, as well as a directory of resources for horse owners in need. There are lists of available grants, feed banks, castration clinics, vaccination programs, free equine classified websites and more. Information is available at www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org or (202) 296-4031. The whiTe corporaTion 517 Merchant St. Emporia, Kansas 66801

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ook Lorena Berti in her eyes, pooling with tears, nod to her four precious children, then tell her her husband is an illegal immigrant and deserves to be deported.

Not easy, is it? Sending Julio Berti back to his native El Salvador might be legally acceptable, even right on the surface of it, but on a moral level, that decision leaves a lot to be desired. Berti is a member of this community, and, according to friends, neighbors and co-workers, human beings don’t come much better. He fled to this country in 2002 at age 18 to escape the gang violence and poverty of his own country, hoping to eke out a brighter existence in an effort to help the family he left behind. Leaving a trail of legal difficulties along the way, Berti now sits in a Missouri jail (his only crime: entering this country without permission — which he believed was forthcoming) on the verge of impending deportation. He faces separation from his young family, which is set to increase by one at any moment as Lorena is expecting and due any day (doctors say it is a “high risk” pregnancy, further complicating matters and adding to her distress). Something should be done to keep Julio here. But what? By whom? He’s viewed as a lawbreaker. The powers that be, nebulous but intractable, want to send him home, make him try to enter the United States again through proper channels. The process could take years. It already has, in this country, to no effect. In the meantime, Berti’s family struggles on, trying desperately to bring back their provider, husband, father. Someone, somewhere, with the ability to make a difference, has to hear their plea and do, not what’s necessarily just, but what’s just necessary — stop the deportation. Let Julio return to his family, his community, and continue to work on becoming a legalized citizen of the United States of America. Turn Lorena’s tears into tears of joy.

Allen Twitchell Reporter

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The way we worked “I saw unspeakable things done to cattle, and I lived through things I didn’t know I would,” Tom Parker said with a smile as he told me about his year-long photography project. Over the past year, Tom Parker immersed himself in his own community of Blue Rapids to create a photography exhibit called “The Way We Worked.” The project, in partnership with the Smithsonian, received principal funding from the Kansas Humanities Council. The Blue Rapids Historical Society and the Marshall County Arts Cooperative provided additional funding. Sixteen communities across the state were partner sites for the Smithsonian project, many of them using historical photos to tell the story of Kansas workers. Parker, however, chose to capture the present-day worker in Blue Rapids. Parker is a friend of ours and on a recent Saturday, Dave and I took the two-hour drive to view the display of 80 photographs at the Blue Rapids Museum. These 80 pictures are just a small portion of the project. Parker has also put together a book on CD which includes 560 photographs. The photographs tell the story of Blue Rapids, but it could be any small Kansas town because the pictures of workers and volunteers in that community tell our stories too. The pictures show everyday people doing everyday jobs. One photo caught the sparks of a welder at Titan Trailer Manufac-

turing; another showed a tornado drill in progress at Blue Valley Senior Living. There is a picture showing a bank employee using a machine to count coins that she emptied from a bunny-shaped piggy bank. For one photo taken from the top of the elevator, Parker said he was standing on a plastic bucket and was leaning too far out the window. He hoped the bucket would hold and not send him plummeting 110 feet to the ground. He said, “My thought was ‘If you fall out of the window, keep the shutter going until you hit.’” At the Prairie Valley Vet Clinic, Parker watched a vet prepare a large dog for surgery. “The room was very small,” he said. “In the photo it looks like I’m a long way away, but I was eight inches from it. The vet had the scalpel ready and then she stopped. And she asked me, ‘Are you squeamish?’” He received permission from families to photograph funerals, telling them he’d only do as much as they were comfortable with. A particularly striking photo is of a casket being pulled from the hearse at a cemetery. One of the six pallbearers is a young woman wearing a black dress. “She just adds everything to that picture,” he said. At the Blue Rapids Swimming Pool, kids are buying pickles from a gallon jar at the concession counter. “I learned the importance of pickles,” Parker said. “They are a huge thing at the swimming pool.” In 2012, a new bridge was constructed over the Big Blue River and the old bridge was imploded.

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He photographed guys from Chicago Explosive Services preparing equipment for the blast. During the explosion he shot 81 frames in 10 seconds. Parker photographed an employee on a step ladder, filling the pop dispenser with ice at the Route 77 Corner Store, and one of a school bus driver letting kids on the bus. Photos include those of farmers and pharmacists, sanitation workers, clergy, postal workers, a police officer with his radar gun. He photographed the construction process of the Ice Age monument in the town square (which is actually the town circle). While viewing the photographs as a whole, a strong sense of a community came through. I realized how these people, how all of us, are just doing our own jobs. But the photos show that it’s also bigger than that; we are each a piece in the same puzzle, each of us has a role, a contribution for the good of all. Tom Parker’s work, his contribution to Blue Rapids and to all of us, is his fantastic talent. His photographs are worth studying for the art, for the story, and for the historical record they provide. This exhibit will be on display through March 16. The Blue Rapids Museum is open Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 4 p.m., or you can call 785-363-7228 for an appointment. To purchase the CD of photographs, call the number above, or send an email to Tom Parker at velvetweed@gmail.com. The CD is $35.34 with tax and shipping.

North Korea tests nuclear limits “South Korea’s erratic behavior would only herald its final destruction.” That’s how North Korea diplomat Jon Yong Ryong responded to intense criticism of his country’s test of a nuclear weapon on Feb. 12. He was speaking at a United Nations conference on disarmament, and Britain’s representative Joanne Adamson said his statement was “completely inappropriate.” That was absolutely appropriate, with no reference to political correctness. North Korea conducted earlier nuclear tests in October 2006 and April 2009, linked on each occasion to a long-range missile test. It successfully launched a missile in December. Last April, Pyongyang was embarrassed when a missile disintegrated in flight. Those most directly affected by this rocket rattling -- in particular Japan, South Korea and the United States -- are leading universal global protests against this belligerent behavior. The U.N. continues to censure and tighten sanctions. Most important, China has now joined the condemnation. Pyongyang’s provocations reinforce international isolation and stymie prospects for diplomatic engagement, though the tests are used as leverage to try to pressure Washington into direct bilateral

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talks. Successive U.S. administrations have generally relied instead on the established Six Power framework for discussion, which means South Korea, China, Japan and Russia are also included. The Bush administration, after initially flirting with unilateralism, gave renewed emphasis to the multilateral approach in dealing with North Korea. This example provides particularly persuasive evidence of the value of collective diplomacy, if any breakthrough is to be reached with this bizarre communist country. The stakes are high. The Korean War of 1950 to 1953 took an estimated 1 million lives, and perhaps far more, brought direct combat between American and Chinese forces, and devastated the Korean Peninsula. In the United States, a military stalemate destroyed public support for the Truman administration, and anti-communist hysteria came to dominate domestic politics. Currently, economic tools should be used aggressively against the North. Given its population’s exceptional poverty and suffering, financial pressure may bring positive results. Here, there is instructive recent precedent. In 2007, Washington declared Macau-based Banco Delta Asia (BDA) to be a renegade financier underwriting illegal activities by Pyongyang, including global black market trade. U.S. companies were banned from doing business with

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BDA, and others followed suit. Macau government authorities froze $25 million in North Korea funds on deposit. Washington then offered to return the funds to Pyongyang in exchange for restraint in nuclear development activities. After the Korean communists caved in, at least temporarily, BDA carried out a transfer of funds, reportedly with assistance from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the central bank of Russia and a small private Russian company, the Far East Commercial Bank. Practical pressure resulted in a more flexible North Korea, at least for a time. Emphasis on economic carrots as well as sticks, combined with renewed but cautious diplomatic efforts, might pay off. Pyongyang remains notorious for extensive black market activities. China’s role is most pivotal. Its vital economic help is linked to worry about the sudden collapse of North Korea.. In the past, Pyongyang was skillful at creating crisis only to step back, usually in return for substantial economic assistance. Now, the regime inexorably escalates tensions. The power of the military, especially with inexperienced new young leader Kim Jong-un in office, is probably a principal factor. Yet war has been averted since 1953. Patience linked to pragmatism may still pay off.

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Fiber Fun Day

The Fiber Fun Day participants show off their projects. 4-H’ers ages 8 through 14 from Lyon, Morris and Chase counties gathered on Feb. 16 in Emporia for an introduction to a variety of projects related to the 4-H Fiber Arts project. Courtesy Photo

4-H’ers participate in sewing as part of Fiber Fun Day. By Evie Simmons

Special to The Gazette

How do you get 16 kids to spend seven hours on a Saturday not looking at a phone, a computer or a television? Host a Fiber Fun Day, that’s how. 4-H’ers ages 8 through 14 from Lyon, Morris and Chase counties gathered on Feb. 16 in Emporia for an introduction to a variety of projects related to the 4-H Fiber Arts project.. The group started by cutting the sleeves off of old Tshirts and sewing them into bags. They decorated these recycled bags by tracing cookie cutters with fabric markers. This gave them something in which to carry home all their projects that day. Each attendee had the opportunity to learn or improve on crochet skills. First-timers crocheted around hangers. Those who already had some experience with a crochet hook got to work on flowers from pot scrubbies. Hand stitching was practiced with a length of ribbon, a hair tie and a button that was turned into a wrap-around book mark. They began felting wool around soap bars by taking cleaned, carded wool and wrapping it over soap bars. They put the bar in a plastic bag and sprayed it with water,

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4-H’ers look at weaving with floor looms as part of Fiber Fun Day.

then rubbed the soap in the bag on a carpet square. The friction and moisture cause the wool to shrink around the soap, which can then be used in the shower or when camping. Participants were also taught basic macrame knots to make a keychain with beads. Finally, they used yarn to weave through the tines of a fork to make a small flower that could be attached to a hair clip. All the these projects fall into one of the cate-

gories of Fiber Arts and could be entered at the Lyon County Fair. Attendees also got to spend time weaving on a loom and using drop spindles and spinning wheels. The event was organized by Evie Simmons, a Junior Fiber Arts leader who is also a ninth-year member of the Logan Avenue 4-H Club. The teachers for the event were volunteers Barb Say, Emily Say, Tracey Graham and Donna Young.

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LEGALS (First published in The Emporia Gazette February 19, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL COURT DEPARTMENT BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I, INC. successor by merger to Beneficial Mortgage Co. of Kansas, Inc., Case No. 12CV199 Plaintiff, Court No. v. K.S.A. Chapter 60 BRENT A. SCHMIDT AND TITLE TO CINDY M. SCHMIDT, et al, REAL ESTATE Defendants. INVOLVED NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE By virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me out of the said District Court in the above-entitled action, I will on Tuesday, the 12th day of March, 2013 at 10:00 am of said date at the front door of the Courthouse in Lyon County, Kansas, in the City of Emporia, Kansas, offer at public sale and sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in hand, the following described real property, to-wit: The following described real property situated in the State of Kansas, County of Lyon: A tract of land being part of the Northeast Quater of the Northeast Quarter (NE1/4 NE1/4) of Section Nine (9), Township Nineteen (19) South, Range Eleven (11) East of the 6th P.M. and part of Lot Thirty-five (35) in Washington Heights Addition to the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof, described a follows: Commencing at a point 50 feet North of a point 360 feet West of the Southeast corner of said NE1/4 NE1/4; thence North 50 feet; thence West 135 feet; thence South 50 feet; thence East 135 feet to the place of beginning. Less the East 30 feet thereof taken for Washington Street. Except and subject to: easements and restrictions apparent and of record. which is more accurately described as: A tract of land being part of the NE1/4 of the NE1/4 of Section 9, Township 19 South, Range 11 East of the 6th P.M., and part of Lot 35 in Washington Heights Addition to the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof, described as follows: Commencing at a point 50 feet North of a point 360 feet West of the Southeast corner of said NE1/4 NE1/4; thence North 50 feet; thence West 135 feet; thence South 50 feet; thence East 135 feet to the place of beginning. Less the East 30 feet thereof taken for Washington Street.

Commonly known as and numbered 1507 Washington, Emporia, KS 66801. The above-described real estate is taken as the property of the defendants Brent A. Schmidt and Cindy M. Schmidt, et al. and is directed by said Order of Sale to be sold, and will be sold without appraisement to satisfy said Order of Sale. Jeffrey A. Cope Sheriff of Lyon County, Kansas SUBMITTED BY: McNEARNEY, PITTENGER & ASSOCIATES, LLC Brandon T. Pittenger #20296 Teri L. Westbrook #23578 6800 College Blvd., Suite 400 P.O. Box 7410 Overland Park, KS 66207 (913) 323-4595, Ext. 185 FAX (913) 661-1747 Email: foreclosure@mcnearneylaw.com ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. Section 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. (Tue.) 3-5

(First published in The Emporia Gazette February 19, 2013) MONTE L. MILLER, K.S.C. #11983 Miller & Heiman, Chartered 702 Commercial, Suite II-B Emporia, Kansas 66801 (620) 343-2650 Fax Number: (620) 343-9357 E-mail: counselor@sbcglobal.net IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF 13 PR 10 VIOLA LOUISE HASTINGS, deceased NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified the Petition for Determination of Descent to the following described property: The West 75 feet of Lot 28, less the western-

most 20 feet thereof, in Block 1, Thornedale Addition to Lyon County, Kansas, a subdivision of the Northeast Quarter in Section 8, Township 19, Range 12 East of the 6th P.M. has been filed by Marlys A. Patton. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before March 19, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in the District Court, Lyon County, Kansas at which time and place cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. SUBMITTED BY: /s/ Monte L. Miller MONTE L. MILLER, K.S.C. #11983 (Tue.) 3-5 (First published in The Emporia Gazette February 19, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF: SAMARAH BARNES, MINOR CHILD DOB: 2004 CASE NO. 2013-JC-000004 A FEMALE UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS NOTICE OF HEARING TO: Tyler Koelliker, Natural Father Known or Unknown Paternal Grandmother Known or Unknown Paternal Grandfather or any Known or Unknown Relative of Samarah Barnes A CINC Petition has been filed in this court requesting the adjudication of the minor child. You are required to appear before this court on the 5th day of March, 2013, at 09:30 AM, or prior to that time and file your written response to the pleading with the clerk of this court. If, after a child has been adjudged to be a child in need of care, the court finds a parent or parents to be unfit, the court may make an order permanently terminating the parent’s or parents’ parental rights. Kansas Legal Services, an attorney, has been appointed as GAL for the child. Each parent or other legal custodian of the child has the right to appear and be heard personally either with or without an attorney. The court will appoint an attorney for a parent who is financially unable to hire one. Dated: Feb 14, 2013. /s/ R. Christine Brammer R. Christine Brammer Clerk of the District Court (Tue.) 2-26

NEW STRAIN OF TICK BACTERIA SPREADING MORE DISEASE

The tiny Western Black-Legged tick, already blamed for making people sick, is spreading a new and little-known bacteria similar to the germ that causes Lyme disease, causing concern among health officials. The new strain has been found in ticks in 19 of California’s counties, according to the state Department of Public Health. Symptoms of the disease are similar to Lyme disease, which is caused by bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, according to the state. The new bacteria can cause fa-

tigue, headache and a fever that is higher than found with Lyme disease. It is also a relapsing disease, in which symptoms go away, but reappear weeks or months later. The new strain hasn’t been named yet. The actual disease hasn’t been found in California, but it could be because no one has been looking for the bacteria in sick people, said John Albright, a biologist with the Shasta, Calif., Mosquito and Vector Control District. “It’s one of those things, if you’re not looking for it, you’re not

going to find it,” he said. To find the actual ticks, teams from the Shasta Mosquito and Vector Control District drag a cloth attached to a stick through tall weeds hoping a tick will latch on. On Wednesday, it took only about a minute for a tick to grab onto cloths used by district employees Geoff Taylor, a vector control technician, and Kendra Angel-Adkinson, assistant vector ecologist. The ticks are sent to a lab and tested for pathogens, Albright said. Testing for the new bacteria is currently only available in research

laboratories, according to the state. It was the state public health department that first detected the new bacteria in ticks in Shasta County, during a statewide testing program it conducted from 2000 to 2011. During that time, the state tested 28,735 ticks in both the adult and nymph stages. Of those, 54 had the new bacteria and 97 had the bacteria that cause Lyme disease, according to public health. Bacteria were found in another 174 adult and nymph ticks, but state officials did not know whether they had the Lyme disease bac-

teria or the new strain. The germ was first reported in Japan in 1995. There have been 46 cases in Russia and 18 cases in the eastern U.S. An 80-year-old woman from New Jersey with a compromised immune developed signs of dementia and may also have suffered swelling of the brain and the lining of the brain after being infected with the disease, according to the National Institutes of Health. The symptoms of the disease can be treated with penicillin, doxycycline and amoxicillin, the report

says. One researcher noted in the article that the disease is likely to become more common, with up to 5,000 cases a year being reported, compared with up to 30,000 cases a year of Lyme disease. Other than avoiding being bitten by a tick, Albright said there is little people can do to prevent catching the disease. He recommended people watch for ticks on their clothing or pets after being outdoors. People should also use insect repellent with DEET to ward off ticks, he said.

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DIVORCE CARE SEMINAR - A group to find help and healing for the hurt of separation and divorce. Meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sundays at New Life Christian Church, 1505 Rd. 175. Registration fee of $15 covers a workbook (scholarships available). For more information, call Bob or Cheryl at 343-1448 or go to Divorcecare.org. INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN SUPPORT GROUP meets the third Monday each month in Cora Miller Hall, Newman School of Nursing, room 108. The meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 343-6800, ext. 2602.

SUPPORT FOR SMOKERS who want to quit is available day or night from the Kansas Tobacco Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (800) 784-

THE FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH widowed persons grief support group meets at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday in the church library. Information: Ruth Denny-Haig, 342-0037.

SOS SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS Group and Secondary Trauma Support Services (confidential): 342-7943.

THE CHILD AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT TASKFORCE meets the second Wednesday of each month through May at 11 a.m. at the Lyon County Extension Office. 342-2304, ext. 7453.

A PARENTING GROUP is available to learn skills that make life with children easier and more satisfying. Members meet weekly at the Earl Center. Registration is required. Call ESU Community Counseling Services, 341-5799.

“STRONG TOWER,” a Christcentered 12-step recovery group meets at 6 p.m. Monday; 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at 2910 W. Highway 50, Suite A. Information: 366-1427.

THE SOS FINANCIAL LITERACY group meets Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Lyon County Courthouse Annex, 402 Commercial, 3rd floor. Information: 342-1870.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS, a free parent education class, meets each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 823 Merchant.

HOPE, a support group for those living with an acquired brain trauma, i.e., from head injury, trauma or stroke and those who experience similar neurological challenges. Members meet weekly at the Earl Center. Registration is required. Information: ESU Community Counseling Services, 341-5799.

8669. Sponsored by the Kansas Tobacco Use Prevention Program.

THE SOS SUPPORT GROUP for individuals and families who are in abusive relationships or who have experienced abusive relationships meets every Tuesday. Information: 3421870 or, outside the Emporia calling area, (800) 825-1295.

THE LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER program is a free program from the American Cancer Society designed for women dealing with hair loss and skin changes from chemotherapy and radiation. Women will learn specific techniques to make the most of their appearance while undergoing treatment. Sessions are held at the Emporia Central Care Cancer Center, 1401 W. 12th Ave. To register, call 342-0576.

INDIVIDUAL, COUPLE, FAMILY AND GROUP COUNSELING is available through the Emporia State University Community Counseling Services at the Earl Center, 1601 State St. Information: 341-5799.

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The MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS connection group: for more information, please contact Karen Cope 620-340-8080

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PROJECT ABLE, a support group for adult consumers and survivors diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, meets from 3 to 5 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the First United Methodist Church. Information: 340-0697. THE EMPORIA ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP meets from 7 to 8 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the lounge at the ESU Newman division of nursing (the building east of Newman hospital). This meeting is for caregivers, families and friends of persons with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia diseases. For more information, call Paula Sauder, 342-4939. THE PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP meets at 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the Emporia Presbyterian Manor. Information: 794-2146, 340-0001. CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Central Care Cancer Center, 1401 W. 12th Ave. Cancer survivors, current patients, caregivers and family members are all welcome to attend. Information: 342-5196, tgmaley@ cableone.net. TALKING BOOKS, visually impaired support group, meets at 1 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Emporia Senior Center. Please see Health, Page 7

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atience is a virtue.

Whoever wrote that must have struggled with patience as much as I do. As a matter of fact, most people struggle with patience. We live in a society that wants instant gratification, everything now, fast, or even yesterday. We often don’t like to sit and wait at doctor’s offices, restaurants, traffic jams, or even for our turn when waiting in line at the store check-out counters. These are just a few of the situations that can cause our patience to wear thin. We have microwaves to cook our food faster, express checkout lanes to get out of the store faster, and we can fast forward on our DVRs so we don’t have to wait or watch the commercials. And I am sure some of you have heard the impatience from the back seat of your own Long car, “Are we there yet?” So where does the root of impatience come from? We are born ego-centric; meaning that we are self-centered by nature as a survival skill. When we are an infant, we cry to be fed, diapered, held, and to indicate when we are tired, or sick. It is all about us, by necessity, in order to have our needs met. Then as we age and develop, we learn that there are others who have needs as well. But that does not always equate to us being willing to wait for others, wait on others, or to understand that their needs may take precedence over our wants and needs. 1st Corinthians even states that Love is Patient! Yes, because we love others, we tend to be more patient with them than we are with others whom we don’t know or love. However we can also grow impatient with those we love and can often feel bad because we were not as kind as we should have been to them. This came to light to me again this past weekend as I was caring for my three

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wonderful and beautiful granddaughters. Although we have a great relationship and they mind well, we do have our moments! They have great parents who serve as their role models, who have taught them about manners and respecting the needs of others, but they are children, and they still have those ego-centric tendencies that lead them to grow impatient when they are asked to WAIT. From time to time they can grow impatient with each other, especially when they can’t agree on what to do next or whose turn it is to choose something. Their impatience with me came when I couldn’t multi-task fast enough. To be honest, I also grew impatient with them when they didn’t clean up their toys before getting out more of them and for talking all at the same time. Whew! But alas, it was as much my issue as anyone else’s, as I too have gotten a little “set in my ways.” So what other things tend to shorten our “Patience Quotient”? When we are tired, when we are sick, when we are frustrated, and when we are overwhelmed or stressed. But have you thought about your “Patience Quotient” when you question your own abilities? I think new parents often struggle with this one. Parenting is one of the toughest jobs that you will ever do, and it is often the job with the least amount of pretraining. Young or new parents often feel overwhelmed and can grow weary or

impatient with their little ones. The result could lead to the parent reacting unkindly, and even abusively. Crying can wear down even the most patient of parents. The “terrible two” stage of development can be trying, as can the “feisty fours” and the “sassy sixes”… And we haven’t even gotten to the ages of adolescence or teenhood! A good support system is the answer to the large task of parenting. Whether that is your spouse or significant other, your parents, siblings, neighbors, friends or church family, it is important for you to take a break and care for yourself so that you can take care of your little ones, refreshed, renewed AND with the level of patience that they need and deserve. There are programs that are designed to be a support system too. Healthy Families, Early Head Start, Head Start, Mother’s Day Out, or MOPS are just a few. In the Emporia area, we have Healthy Families, Early Head Start and Head Start and they employ wonderful family support workers that can help with parenting tools, strategies, finding resources in the community, and helping parents in understanding their child’s development. One of my favorite tools

that I use is Love and Logic. It helps to keep things in perspective, to help model kindness and patience; as well as how to avoid power struggles. I fully believe that knowledge is powerful. When we have the knowledge and the proper tools available to us, as well as a good and caring support system, we are much more successful. Our stress level is less when we are supported and we share our burdens with others. And that gives us the ability and accountability to be a much more patient person too. So, don’t wait to reach out for help and support. And for those times you need to just vent or you need advice, our 24/7/365 Parent Help Line is just a phone call away! 1-800-Children. For more information about Healthy Families, call 620-340-0408, ext. 1001. Shape Up, Emporia!, is a weekly fitness and health column aimed at readers of all ages to get off the couch and get into shape. Each week will feature a fitness, health or nutrition professional from around the area who will share some friendly tips on how to improve your overall health. Our goal is to make getting in shape fun and easy to fit into your existing lifestyle and daily routine.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

health From PAGE 6

Fitness WEIGHT WATCHERS of Emporia meets every Monday at the Faith Lutheran Church, 1348 Trail Ridge Road. Weigh-in begins at 4:45 p.m.; the meeting is from 6 to 6:30 p.m. The Sweet SPOT diabetes education group meets the fourth Tuesday if the month at the Candlewood Medicine Shoppe, 2715 Candlewood Dr. 342-5323. THE TOPS MORNING CLUB meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays at the Lee Beran Recreation Center, 313 W. Fourth Ave. Weigh-in begins at 9 a.m. Meetings, from 10 to 11 a.m., are open to the public. Information: 620437-7982 or 342-7480. THE WEDNESDAY TOPS CLUB meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday at the office of Stepping Stones, Suite A, 505 Merchant St. New members are welcome. Call 3431368 or 800-932-8677. THE TOPS 1090 CHAPTER meets each Monday at 5 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church, 1101 Neosho Street. ANCIENT YOGA: Patty Jo Thompson, a certified Yoga instructor, is teaching Ancient Yoga classes at the Lee Beran Recreation center, 313 W. Fourth Ave. TuesdayThursday classes meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. MondayWednesday classes are from 7 to 8 p.m. Nursery care is $1 a child. The cost is $30 each six-week session or $5 a class. Information: 3406395 or 342-4040. HEART CENTER STUDIO: 608 1/2 Commercial St. Morning Flow Yoga MondayWednesday-Friday, 6 to 7 a.m.; Saturday 9 to 10:15

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a.m.; Yoga Flow Monday and Wednesday, 6 to 7 p.m.; Active Yoga Monday, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.; Advanced Yoga, Wednesday 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.; Also, Family Yoga. Jennifer Benjamin, Owner and Certified Instructor and Jan Plunkett, YogaFit Certified Instructor. Information: 481-6958 or 794-7722. TAE KWON DO TRAINING for all ages is being held Monday through Thursday evenings at Family Martial Arts, 1009 W. 12th Ave. Tae Kwon Do requires no physical sparring but sparring classes are available for those who wish to participate. To register, call Troy Hobelmann, 343-7575. Visitors are welcome. E-mail: fmacinfo@yahoo.com. TAI CHI TRAINING for all ages is held at 7:15 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at Family Martial Arts. Tai Chi is a low impact, non-combat art form to reduce stress and benefit the cardiovascular system. To register, call 3437575. Visitors are welcome.

Dependency The telephone number of Narconon, a non-profit public benefit organization is (800) 556-8885. Emporia Al-Anon meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Thursday at Presby West, 1702 W. 15th Ave. Newcomers are welcome. (913) 4247633. THE HARDCORE GROUP OF NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Presby West, 1702 W. 15th Ave. Entry at back door. Call (620) 757-1991. THE EMPORIA GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets at 325 1/2 Commercial St. Meeting times: 343-3455. THE FLINT HILLS GROUP OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS meets each Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. Anthony Hall in

THE GAZETTE, EMPORIA, KANSAS Strong City. (620) 273-8134 or (620) 220-0152. THE NEW BEGINNINGS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS GROUP meets at 325 1/2 Commercial St. Meeting times: 343-1474. THE FRIENDS OF BILL W. AA GROUP meets at the Presbyterian Church’s West Campus, 1702 W. 15th Ave. (Handicap accessible). Meeting times: Tuesdays, 7 p.m., closed meeting; Thursdays, 7 p.m., closed book study; Saturdays, 11 a.m., closed meeting. Open meetings: second Saturday of the month, speaker; final Tuesday of each month, birthday night. Information: (620) 344-4890. THE LIFE AND HOPE HISPANIC GROUP AA meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5 to 7 p.m. Saturdays; and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays at 22 Commercial St. THE CAMPUS AA GROUP meets at Didde Catholic Campus Center, 1415 Merchant St. A light lunch is furnished. Meeting times: 343-6765. NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS PIONEER GROUP meets at noon Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and at 8 p.m. Monday - Thursday at 882 W. Fifth Ave. For other meeting times: Call (866) 802-6262.

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Realistic robots help medicos get a handle on the situation Ed Friedrich

Scripps Howard News Service

Doctors, nurses and corpsmen at the Naval Hospital Bremerton here stay sharp by working on dummies. The hospital’s 2-1/2-yearold simulation lab recently got three of the most advanced mannequins available, increasing its population to eight. The new mannequins breathe, bleed, talk and mimic other human functions. “Go away. I’m so sick,” moaned one of them, dubbed Sim Man, as guests entered his seventh-floor hospital room (the simulation main lab). He seemed OK. He was breathing, and his vital signs looked fine on the monitor. A half-hour later, though, nurses Lt. Cmdr. Johannes Bailey and Lt. j.g. Shannon Posey and Corpsman 2nd Class Blake Hite rushed to his side. Sim Man was having a heart attack. He had no pulse. Bailey and Posey alternated between chest compressions and giving breaths while Hite readied a defibrillator. A shock brought Sim Man back to life. He didn’t even say thanks. Simulators are especially ef-

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Simulator operator Doug Jones, left, and Corpsman 2nd Class Blake Hite, right, get a pair of patient simulators ready for students at Naval Hospital Bremerton.

fective at getting teams ready to respond to stressful situations like a heart attack. “You can’t take a test on talking to a real person,” said Hite, the simulation-program manager. “That’s where we’ve seen real improvement. Everybody’s on the same page and knows what to do.” Lying on a gurney beside Sim Man is Sim Junior, the hospital’s first kid mannequin. He and two others — an adult called 3G and a baby known as NewB — are right off the production line. The simulation center gives health-care providers a chance

THE WOMAN TO WOMAN RECOVERY GROUP of Narcotics Anonymous meets at 2 p.m. Saturdays at the Emporia Presbyterian Church, 802 Commercial St. (south door, downstairs). An elevator is available. Information: (620) 412-2641 or (785) 969-9048. All women in recovery are welcome to attend. ✦✦To list a meeting, send the name of the group, time, date and place of meeting and program information. The deadline is noon Thursday.

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Lt. Patty Butler works with the patient simulator named “Anne” as she goes over an OBGYN scenario during a nurse orientation at Naval Hospital Bremerton.

to care for patients and develop and maintain a variety of skills. They can practice inserting trachea and stomach tubes, stitch up wounds, birth a baby, listen to lungs and hearts, give shots, draw blood (red water) and insert catheters (Gatorade). “It’s slowly made its way to become more and more realistic,” Hite said. “It used to be a piece of plastic that you can’t do anything. You can speak through them (now) and give all the pulses ...” Mannequins are operated with a computer program. Trainers decide what scenario they want to present and Doug Jones, the simulation operator, plugs it in so the mannequins respond appropriately. “We have the ability if (the trainees) do this, this will happen. If you fail to do this, this will happen,” Jones said. In another top-floor room, a group huddled around the birthing-mom mannequin, and learned about postpartum hemorrhaging and what steps to take to make sure the mother is safe and stop the bleeding. Family-medicine residents often use the simulation lab to maintain credentials to perform patient care and keep their skills sharp. Hospital staff go there to help get certified before going to the field or fleet.


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Final KBCA rankings released The final state high school basketball rankings from the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association was released Monday afternoon with all the area teams staying put. The Emporia High boys basketball team remained at No. 3 in Class 5A, ranked behind Shawnee Mission South and Lansing. The Spartans finish the regular season ranked one spot lower than they were in the preseason poll. Olpe remained at No.1 and No. 3 in the Class 1A-Division I polls. The Eagle girls made it a full season at No. 1 by holding down the top spot in the last poll while the boys held firm at number three. The Northern Heights girls basketball team held onto its spot from the previous week as it remained No. 8 in the Class 2A poll. The Waverly girls and boys both came in at No. 4 in Class 1ADivision I. Burlington finished in the top spot in the Class 3A girls poll while Lyndon was No. 3 on the boys’ side of Class 2A and Marais des Cygnes Valley was No. 5.

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History on the lanes

Sub-State postponements With the state of Kansas bracing for its second round of hazardous winter weather in less than a week, there were a number of changes made to area sub-state basketball games that were scheduled for Monday night. The Chase County at Moundridge, Madison at West Elk and Northern Heights at Marais des Cygnes Valley games were all postponed until Wednesday night. Chase County and Madison will both tip off at 7 p.m. at Moundridge and Howard, respectively. Northern Heights plans to play its game as a doubleheader with the Wildcat and Trojan girls teams on Wednesday evening in Allen. The Class 1A-Division I girls sub-state quarterfinal games in Olpe have been rescheduled until Thursday night. The Lebo versus Heritage Christian Academy contest will begin at 4 p.m. with the Hartford versus Marmaton Valley game scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. in Olpe. No other postponements or cancellations were available when this edition of The Emporia Gazette went to press. Check emporiagazette.com or follow @EmporiaSports on Twitter for updates on Tuesday’s scheduled games.

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By Zach Hacker

zach@emporiagazette.com

Emporia High bowling coach Rick Carl said all season that his team was building towards regionals. For the Spartan girls, that point was obvious. The Spartans made history Monday morning when they became the first Emporia High girls squad to qualify for state as a team, rolling a 2223 to take the Class 5A Regional Championship at West Ridge Lanes in Topeka. “I’m ecstatic,” said Emporia senior Jordan Kiser. “This is way more than I could have expected and I think we really exceeded all of our expectations.” Coming into the tournament, the Spartans had gone through an up-and-down season. Playing into their favor, however, was the fact that they had yet to roll six bowlers on the varsity level. Prior to regionals, Emporia had used only four players on varsity while putting four on the junior varsity so that all eight girls on the team had an opportunity to participate. With the junior varsity season being over, they added two members to the squad in hopes the extra numbers would play into their benefit. When Monday’s results came down, it was obvious the added bowlers had done the trick. “We were completely an underdog,” Carl said. “I don’t know if that played into our favor or not. Coming in there was really no pressure on them because no one really expected them to do well other than our little group. I’ve been saying all year that we were working towards regionals and it showed today. The girls really stepped up and bowled their best. It was truly a team effort.” Although it could have been worse, the day didn’t start exactly as Emporia would have hoped. Elissa Harvey led the team with a 195 and Kiser rolled a 169. Kendra Crisp and Sierra Sill finished at 150 and 141, respectively. Those four gave the Spartans a score of 655 after the first of three games was in the books, putting them in fifth place. Things started to turn around in the second game. Kiser turned in her best 10 frames of the day when she caught fire to roll a 216. Paige Turney rebounded from a rough first game to put up a

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Emporia senior Paige Turney lets loose on one of her rolls during Game 2 of the Class 5A Regional Tournament Monday morning at West Ridge Lanes in Topeka. Turney had her best score of 198 in that game and helped the Spartans to a regional championship.

huge performance of 198 with Crisp at 169 and Harvey at 162. The turnaround resulted in an improvement of 85 pins on the team score, giving them a Game 2 score of 745 and a cumulative total of 1400 pins. It was announced shortly after that game was finished that Emporia had cracked the top three at third place, with the top two squads qualifying for the state tournament. “I was a little skeptical about how things were going at first but we pulled it together and worked as a team,” Harvey said. “I think we were a little nervous at first but we knew we just had to work through it. We were pretty motivated (when they announced the score after Game 2). We just said we had to pick up every spare and pick up as many strikes as we could.” If the Spartans were hot in Game 2, they truly caught fire in the final 10. Harvey powered up to the tune of a 235, giving her a sePlease see Lanes, Page 11

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Elissa Harvey of Emporia follows through during the Class 5A Regional Tournament in Topeka Monday. Harvey finished in fifth place with a series score of 592 to lead the Spartans in the title performance.

Small-school guys get their shot at NFL combine The Associated Press

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Louisiana State defensive lineman Barkevious Mingo runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis Monday

INDIANAPOLIS — Armonty Bryant gets those awkward looks every time he tells someone he attends college at ECU. Naturally, the first inclination is to ask about East Carolina. When he explains the school name is actually East Central, the next question, naturally, is East Central what? No, Bryant is not the most prominent defensive lineman at this year’s annual NFL scouting combine and he doesn’t come from a school most football fans have even heard of. Yet he impressed enough of the right people to earn one of 333 invites to the NFL’s annual scouting combine so he can compete against all those bigname guys he’s been watching on television the last few years. “I hear it all the time. They think it’s supposed to be East Central Michigan or something,” he said. “East Central is in Ada, Okla. I like to say it’s in the middle of nowhere.” Here, all 29 players form the non-Football Bowl Subdivision schools have a story. Some, such as Tennessee Tech receiver Da’Rick Rogers, are actually FBS transplants.

Rogers landed with Tech, Jim Youngblood’s alma mater, last August after getting booted off Tennessee’s team for failing a drug test. Others, such as Bryant and Azusa Pacific offensive lineman Luke Marquardt, outgrew their small-school monikers long ago but never got a chance to face the bigger-name players until now. Bryant was listed at 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds last season. Scouts believe he can play either defensive end or outside linebacker. Marquardt came to Indianapolis at 6-8½ and 315 pounds and did 31 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press Friday. The only real difference between them and their higherprofile colleagues? Probably visibility. Bryant had only two scholarship offers in high school -- Abilene Christian and East Central. Marquardt gave up football in high school, choosing instead to focus on basketball. When Azusa Pacific offered him scholarship money for football, he gave it a whirl. In 2½ years, he made the transition from walk-on basketball player to prized pupil of NFL

Hall of Famer Jackie Slater, Azusa Pacific’s offensive line coach. “Just by chance we were walking by the head coach’s football locker, and I decided to go meet him,” Marquardt said. “He was like, ‘You have great size, great athleticism and we’d love to have you come out for tight end,’ so I went out on the field, did a couple routes, threw with the quarterbacks and they offered me a little bit of money and then I eventually got a full-ride scholarship.” Of course, it’s not that easy for everyone. At 6-6, 325 pounds, Glenville State’s Mark Jackson has the size NFL scouts covet in an offensive lineman and is athletic enough to have caught a 14-yard TD pass on a tackleeligible play in 2010. Now he’s trying to rewrite history. The last player to be drafted from Division II’s West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference was Salem’s Jeff Shaw in 1986. He went to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 10th round, a round that no longer exists in this seven-round draft. Former Please see Combine, Page 11


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SPORTS CALENDAR ——————

BASKETBALL NCAA Division I Men

Women’s Basketball Tomorrow — WASHBURN, 7 p.m. Saturday — at Pittsburg State, 1:30 p.m.

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Indoor Track & Field March 8-9 — NCAA Div. II Indoor Nationals, Birmingham, Ala., TBA

Baseball Saturday — LINDENWOOD (DH), 1 p.m. Sunday — LINDENWOOD, Noon

Softball Friday — vs. Midwestern State at Wichita Falls, Texas, 5 p.m. Friday — vs. Abilene Christian at Wichita Falls, Texas, 7 p.m.

Tennis Tomorrow — vs. Ottawa, 3 p.m. Saturday — @ Bethany College, 8 a.m.

Boys Basketball

Thursday — vs. St . Thomas Aquinas, 7 p.m. (Sub-state) Saturday — Sub-State final in Emporia, 7 p.m. (if necessary)

Girls Basketball Tomorrow — at Blue Valley Southwest, 7 p.m. Friday — Sub-State Final at site to be determined, 7 p.m. (if necessary)

Bowling Thursday — at Wichita (Northrock Lanes), 9:30 a.m. (State)

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Royals’ OF Gordan scratched with stiff back SURPRISE, Ariz. — Outfielder Alex Gordon was scratched from the Kansas City Royals’ lineup Monday with stiffness in his lower back. Manager Ned Yost said he has “a 1 percent” concern over Gordon’s sore back being serious. Gordon missed Kansas City’s exhibition game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Gordon, who led the majors with 51 doubles last season, took some swings in the batting cage, but the back failed to loosen up. The twotime Gold Glove winner in left field was replaced by Xavier Nady.

AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Indiana (64) 24-3 1,624 1 2. Gonzaga (1) 27-2 1,530 3 3. Duke 24-3 1,461 6 4. Michigan 23-4 1,411 7 5. Miami 22-4 1,317 2 6. Kansas 23-4 1,272 9 7. Georgetown 21-4 1,236 11 8. Florida 22-4 1,164 5 9. Michigan St. 22-6 1,105 4 10. Louisville 22-5 1,047 10 11. Arizona 23-4 998 12 12. Syracuse 22-5 915 8 13. Kansas St. 22-5 875 13 14. New Mexico 23-4 764 16 15. Oklahoma St. 20-6 692 14 16. Ohio St. 20-7 675 18 17. Wisconsin 19-8 558 19 18. Saint Louis 21-5 495 — 19. Memphis 24-3 453 21 20. Butler 22-6 351 15 21. Notre Dame 22-6 328 25 22. Marquette 19-7 317 17 23. Pittsburgh 21-7 158 20 24. Oregon 22-6 61 23 25. Louisiana Tech 24-3 54 — Others receiving votes: Colorado St. 49, VCU 45, Akron 43, Wichita St. 35, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 24, Illinois 19, UConn 18, UNLV 13, North Carolina 8, California 5, Middle Tennessee 2, Belmont 1, Missouri 1, Stephen F. Austin 1. USA Today Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Indiana (28) 24-3 772 1 2. Gonzaga (3) 27-2 738 3 3. Duke 24-3 700 6 4. Michigan 23-4 654 7 5. Kansas 23-4 619 9 6. Florida 22-4 596 4 7. Miami 22-4 581 2 8. Georgetown 21-4 552 11 9. Louisville 22-5 535 10 10. Michigan State 22-6 520 5 11. Arizona 23-4 458 12 12. Syracuse 22-5 420 8 13. Kansas State 22-5 398 13 14. New Mexico 23-4 369 16 15. Ohio State 20-7 328 18 16. Wisconsin 19-8 284 17 17. Memphis 24-3 281 19 18. Oklahoma State 20-6 277 14 19. Saint Louis 21-5 199 — 20. Notre Dame 22-6 169 25 21. Butler 22-6 161 15 22. Marquette 19-7 104 20 23. Saint Mary’s 24-5 54 — 24. Akron 22-4 53 — 25. VCU 22-6 52 24 Others receiving votes: Pittsburgh 38, Oregon

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From THE SCOREBOARD first place No. 13 Kansas State at Baylor, 6 p.m. No. 14 New Mexico vs. Wyoming, 4 p.m. No. 15 Oklahoma State vs. Texas, 3 p.m. No. 18 Saint Louis at George Washington, 3 p.m. No. 19 Memphis at UCF, Noon No. 20 Butler at VCU, 11 a.m No. 21 Notre Dame at No. 22 Marquette, 1 p.m. No. 25 Louisiana Tech vs. San Jose State, 7 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 9 Michigan State, 3 p.m. No. 17 Wisconsin vs. Purdue, Noon No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. Villanova, 11 a.m.

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he Emporia Rapid Fire fifth-grade basketball team took first place in the Burlington Invitational over the weekend, finishing with a 6-0 record. Pictured (front row left to right): Beau Baumgardner, Caleb Schmid, Skyler Beatty. Back: Skyler Douglas, Riley Wagner, Cade Kohlmeier, Tee Preisner and coach Bryan Douglas. 37, Middle Tennessee 29, Louisiana Tech 24, San Diego State 13, UNLV 12, Wichita State 12, Colorado State 10, UConn 5, Illinois 5, Oklahoma 5, California 3, North Carolina 3, UCLA 2, Belmont 1, Creighton 1, Kentucky 1. AP Top 25 Schedule Tuesday’s Games No. 1 Indiana at Minnesota, 6 p.m. No. 8 Florida at Tennessee, 8 p.m. No. 17 Wisconsin vs. Nebraska, 8 p.m. No. 19 Memphis at Xavier, 6 p.m. Wednesday’s Games No. 4 Michigan at Penn State, 5:30 p.m. No. 5 Miami vs. Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. No. 7 Georgetown at UConn, 6 p.m. No. 10 Louisville at DePaul, 8 p.m. No. 11 Arizona at Southern Cal, 8:30 p.m. No. 14 New Mexico vs. San Diego State, 9:15 p.m.

No. 15 Oklahoma State at TCU, 6 p.m. No. 18 Saint Louis vs. Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. No. 23 Pittsburgh vs. South Florida, 6 p.m. Thursday’s Games No. 2 Gonzaga at BYU, 10 p.m. No. 3 Duke at Virginia, 8 p.m. No. 16 Ohio State at Northwestern, 6 p.m. No. 24 Oregon vs. Oregon State, 10 p.m. No. 25 Louisiana Tech vs. Utah State, 7 p.m. Friday’s Games No games scheduled Saturday’s Games No. 1 Indiana vs. Iowa, 6:30 p.m. No. 2 Gonzaga vs. Portland, 4 p.m. No. 3 Duke vs. No. 5 Miami, 5 p.m. No. 6 Kansas vs. West Virginia, 1 p.m. No. 7 Georgetown vs. Rutgers, 8 p.m. No. 8 Florida vs. Alabama, 11 a.m. No. 10 Louisville at No. 12 Syracuse, 11 a.m. No. 11 Arizona at UCLA, 8 p.m.

AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 24, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) 26-1 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame 25-1 957 2 3. UConn 25-2 909 3 4. Stanford 26-2 875 4 5. Duke 26-1 850 5 6. California 25-2 804 6 7. Penn St. 23-3 755 7 8. Tennessee 22-5 676 11 9. Maryland 22-5 665 8 10. Kentucky 23-4 634 8 11. Georgia 23-4 607 13 12. Dayton 24-1 492 14 13. Texas A&M 21-7 486 10 14. South Carolina 22-5 455 15 15. North Carolina 25-4 443 16 16. Louisville 22-6 426 12 17. UCLA 21-6 417 17 18. Delaware 24-3 319 18 19. Colorado 22-5 288 20 20. Nebraska 21-6 215 24 21. Green Bay 22-2 139 25 22. Syracuse 22-4 131 21 23. Iowa St. 19-6 122 — 24. Florida St. 20-7 90 19 25. Purdue 20-7 74 22 Others receiving votes: Oklahoma St. 58, Toledo 34, South Florida 21, Vanderbilt 13, LSU 10, SMU 7, Gonzaga 6, San Diego St. 6, Texas Tech 6, West Virginia 4, Chattanooga 3, Michigan St. 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1.

AUTO RACING NASCAR

Sprint Cup Points Leaders Through Feb. 24 1. Jimmie Johnson, 47. 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., 42. 3. Mark Martin, 41. 4. Brad Keselowski, 41. 5. Ryan Newman, 40. 6. Greg Biffle, 38. 7. Danica Patrick, 37. 8. Michael McDowell, 35. 9. J.J. Yeley, 34. 10. Clint Bowyer, 34. 11. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., 32. 12. Aric Almirola, 31. 13. Denny Hamlin, 31. 14. Bobby Labonte, 29.

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15. David Reutimann, 28. 16. Dave Blaney, 27. 17. Marcos Ambrose, 26. 18. Joey Logano, 26. 19. Jeff Gordon, 25. 20. Paul Menard, 24. 21. Michael Waltrip, 23. 22. Scott Speed, 22. 23. Martin Truex Jr., 20. 24. Travis Kvapil, 20. 25. Terry Labonte, 18. 26. Kurt Busch, 16. 27. Casey Mears, 15. 28. Jeff Burton, 14. 29. Jamie McMurray, 12. 30. Carl Edwards, 11. 31. Kyle Busch, 10. 32. David Ragan, 9. 33. Matt Kenseth, 9. 34. Kasey Kahne, 8. 35. David Gilliland, 6. 36. Juan Pablo Montoya, 5. 37. Josh Wise, 4. 38. Tony Stewart, 3. 39. Kevin Harvick, 2. Sprint Cup Money Leaders Through Feb. 24 1. Jimmie Johnson, $1,565,300 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr., $1,151,339 3. Mark Martin, $851,538 4. Brad Keselowski, $707,855 5. Matt Kenseth, $595,606 6. Ryan Newman, $572,771 7. Greg Biffle, $562,989 8. Kevin Harvick, $551,493 9. Kyle Busch, $416,635 10. Regan Smith, $411,822 11. Aric Almirola, $406,349 12. Joey Logano, $400,422 13. Jeff Gordon, $397,324 14. Martin Truex Jr., $384,639 15. Kasey Kahne, $382,843 16. Marcos Ambrose, $382,577 17. Kurt Busch, $377,759 18. Carl Edwards, $376,189 19. Ricky Stenhouse Jr., $373,399 20. Tony Stewart, $373,229 21. Clint Bowyer, $373,096 22. Denny Hamlin, $370,264 23. Michael McDowell, $366,121 24. Juan Pablo Montoya, $361,718 25. Danica Patrick, $357,464 26. Paul Menard, $343,279 27. Terry Labonte, $339,337 28. J.J. Yeley, $338,738 29. Bobby Labonte, $337,647 30. Jamie McMurray, $328,933 31. David Reutimann, $324,872 32. Dave Blaney, $322,785 33. Travis Kvapil, $317,038 34. Austin Dillon, $313,563 35. Casey Mears, $312,314 36. Jeff Burton, $311,013 37. Michael Waltrip, $309,564 38. David Ragan, $308,188 39. Trevor Bayne, $305,539 40. Scott Speed, $305,514 41. David Gilliland, $283,879 42. Josh Wise, $276,953 43. Joe Nemechek, $264,354 44. Mike Bliss, $27,063 45. Brian Keselowski, $25,914

Heat have a february to remember, again The Associated Press

MIAMI — LeBron James might be a few weeks ahead of the actual calendar, but he offered one reason why the Miami Heat tend to enjoy February surges. “Springtime, in our league, is the best time,” James said. At least, that’s seems to be case for James and the Heat. With one game left on their schedule before March arrives, the Heat are an NBA-best 111 during the second month of 2013. And that extends a trend that started when James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh became teammates nearly three years ago — they were 9-3 in February 2011, 11-2 in February 2012 and are 11-1 this month going into a home game Tuesday with Sacramento. After the month started with a 102-89 loss at Indiana, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said “We have to get better” in his postgame interviews that night. His team has ripped off 11 straight wins since. “You’ve got to play your best basketball at this time of year, February and March and obviously in April going into the stretch,” Wade said. “We would love to play amazing all year, but in the beginning of the season you’ve got to figure things out. It’s a new year, there’s other teams that have new parts, they got better. And then when it comes down to winning team, a veteran team, you have to have everything figured out.”

Combined over their past three Februarys, the Heat are 31-6, the NBA’s best record in that span. With a win Tuesday, Miami would become the first NBA team since 2008 to post at least 12 victories in February. Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers both won 13 times in February 2008, the Rockets doing so in unbeaten fashion. “It’s extremely tough keeping up the level of play. But that’s something we have to overcome,” Bosh said. “We said that this year is totally different from last year. It’s a lot more difficult to keep it up. We just have to keep on pushing. I think the fact that we’re on each other and our urgency is so high, that’s really helping us. ... It’s been a process. We still have a lot more to go. As long as we continue to grow, we’ll be right where we want to be.” By any measure, the Heat have hit the accelerator this month and pulled away from the Eastern Conference. After games of Feb. 1, Miami’s lead in the East was a mere half-game over the New York Knicks. But entering Monday’s games, the Heat led Indiana by six games and the Knicks by 6½ games in the race to be the No. 1 seed in the East. There’s no magic formula for it, Spoelstra said. “There’s simply more effort, more focus, more commitment,” Spoelstra said. “Sometimes it comes down to those basic things.”

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From left, Miami Heat’s Mario Chalmers (15), Dwyane Wade (3), LeBron James (6), Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem (40) during their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Sunday in Miami. The Heat won 109-105.

Then again, there are two statistical reasons why as well — namely James having perhaps the best month of his career, and Wade feeling as good as he has at any point this season. Assuming James does not shoot 0-for-15 against the Kings, he will finish a full month with a shooting percentage of better than 60 per-

cent for the first time in his career — plus will likely win his fourth straight East player of the month award. He often says that he brings the same focus into every game, no matter the stakes. But clearly, the reigning MVP has raised his game of late. “I do try to approach the game the same way each and every game, don’t try to get too

high or too low,” James said. “I approach it with intensity and focus, but I understand certain games are different and certain times of the year are different, too. I can’t sit here and say a February game is the same as an October game. I’m not going to sit here and say that. But it’s good to be in a situation where we can play ball at the right time of the season.”

South Africa: will Pistorius train while on bail? The Associated Press

JOHANNESBURG — Oscar Pistorius on Monday informed South African authorities that he wants to resume athletic training while on bail for the murder case against him, a government official said. A spokeswoman for the Olympic runner, however, denied that he was making immediate plans to return to the track while awaiting trial for the Feb. 14 shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. “Absolutely not,” said spokeswoman Janine Hills. “He is currently in mourning and his focus is not on his sports.” The double-amputee Paralympian discussed bail terms

with his probation officer and a correctional official at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court in the capital, according to correctional officials. The guidelines will determine his daily routine until his next court appearance on June 4. “It’s his wish to continue to practice,” James Smalberger, chief deputy commissioner of the department of correctional services, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. Smalberger said the issue came up because authorities need to know his movements whenever he leaves the home where he is staying. The timing of any resumption of training was uncertain. Pistorius’ longtime coach,

Ampie Louw, declined to comment on any training plans for the runner, referring questions to a spokeswoman for the athlete’s family. Louw had said when the runner was in detention that he wanted to put him back into training in the event that he was granted bail. But he had also said Pistorius could be “heartbroken” and unwilling to immediately run again. Pistorius, who was released on bail Friday, is staying at the house of his uncle, Arnold, in the affluent suburb of Waterkloof in Pretoria. He faces life imprisonment if convicted. Pistorius is charged with premeditated murder in the killing of Steenkamp, in the early hours of Valentine’s Day.

Prosecutors say the pair had an argument before Steenkamp was killed; Pistorius says he mistook her for an intruder and shot her accidentally. Smalberger said officials will visit Pistorius at his uncle’s home at least four times a month, and that the runner indicated his interest in training again. More planning must occur before the start of any training. “We want a training program from his coach so that we have backup for his movements,” Smalberger said. “He’s not under house arrest, but his movements need to be known to us so that we don’t pitch there and he’s not there,” he said. “We agree on ‘free time’ normally during the course of the day, and in the evening we

expect him to be home.” Pistorius’ 2013 season had been geared towards the Aug. 10-18 World Championships in Moscow, where the South African 4x400 relay team will be trying for another medal to add to the silver it won at the 2011 edition. Chief Magistrate Desmond Nair had set bail at 1 million rand ($113,000). The 26-yearold track star was also ordered to hand over his passports, turn in any guns he owns and keep away from his upscale home in a gated community in Pretoria, the scene of the crime. He cannot leave the district of Pretoria without his probation officer’s permission and is not allowed to consume drugs or alcohol, the magistrate said.


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Indiana stays No. 1 in AP Top 25, Gonzaga No. 2 The Associated Press

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Emporia High’s Jordan Kiser watches the ball curve towards the pins for a strike during the Class 5A Regional Tournament at West Ridge Lanes in Topeka Monday morning.

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Indiana is No. 1 in The Associated Press’ Top 25 for the fourth straight week, while Gonzaga moved to No. 2 for the first time in school history. The Bulldogs were third last week, matching their previous best ranking. “The polls mean a lot more this time of year than they do in November, December, even January,” coach Mark Few said. “All of us are being judged on the true body of work. It’s definitely rewarding. “It establishes us as a national program, which I believe we have been for the last 10 years. This group has done a great job of competing at that level, winning games at the highest level.” While the West Coast Bull-

dogs made some news at the top of the poll Monday, Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs from Down South, moved into the rankings for the first time since a 13-week run in 1984-85, their only appearance in the poll. Louisiana Tech, which is 25th this week, was led back then to a ranking as high as No. 7 by a forward named Karl Malone. Gonzaga at that time had a point guard named John Stockton. They went on to become one of the greatest combinations in NBA history with the Utah Jazz, were members of the Dream Team and both were inducted in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The Hoosiers, who have been ranked No. 1 for a total of 10 weeks this season, received all but one first-place vote from

the 65-member national media panel. Gonzaga, which got the other No. 1 vote, was ranked third for the final two weeks of 2003-04. Duke moved up three spots to third and is followed by Michigan and Miami, which dropped from second after falling to Wake Forest, the Hurricanes’ first Atlantic Coast Conference loss this season. Kansas is sixth, followed by Georgetown, Florida, Michigan State and Louisville. Saint Louis, which beat Butler and VCU last week, moved into 18th in the poll, the Billikens’ first ranking since being in for one week last season. Colorado State, which was 22nd and lost twice last week, and VCU, which was 24th, dropped out.

ite diamond-in-the-rough was little-known offensive tackle Jared Veldheer from Hillsdale College in Michigan. He wound up being taken by the Raiders in the third round and has started 43 games over the past three seasons. Going small school, though, doesn’t necessarily mean NFL teams are avoiding the kind of trouble that exists at bigger schools. Rogers, of course, admitted to the failed drug test, and Bryant is trying to rebuild his reputation after last fall’s arrest on charges of marijuana distribution in a school zone. He said a police officer spotted him selling marijuana to a friend in a dorm parking lot. Later, he was pulled aside at practice and subsequently arrested. Bryant said he was given a fiveyear deferred sentence and two years of supervised probation.

Being at a small school prevented the arrest from grabbing national attention and becoming Bryant’s legacy. “Maybe it would have been a different situation, maybe it would have been handled differently,” Bryant said when asked about whether he had considered what the consequence might have been if he was at a BCS-conference school. Instead, he continued to play and played well enough to earn a ticket to Indy, where he’s now lining up against the likes of LSU’s Barkevious Mingo and Florida’s Sharrif Floyd and Alabama’s Jesse Williams. ‘’I love being the underdog,” Marquardt said. “I love coming in here and catching people’s eye. I definitely feel there’s some intrigue and I’m excited to prove myself at the next level.”

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ries score of 592 and a fifthplace individual finish. In getting there, she bowled five consecutive strikes in frames 7-10 before finishing with a 9 on her last roll of the morning. Equally as clutch was the performance of Sill. The lone freshman on a team of seniors, she didn’t miss a pin from frames three through eight, putting up six consecutive strikes. Although she took a 9-spare in the ninth frame, she came back with two more strikes in the 10th to finish her day with a score that Carl said was about 70 pins higher than her average, a 236. That gave her a series total of 525 to finish 14th individually in a field of 12 teams. “All of a sudden the girls started talking about the idea that they could win,” Carl said of his team’s reaction after hearing it was in third heading into the third game. “This was the first time I think they even thought they could win. They started bowling with a lot of confidence after that.” Kiser finished out her day strong with a 199 and Turney turned in a 153. Those four teamed up to give the Spartans an 823 in their final game to bring them to their total of 2223 pins, putting them 32 ahead of second-place Shawnee Heights. Going into Game 3, the Spartans trailed the TBirds, who were at first at that point, by 42 pins and were 36 behind eventual third-place finisher Topeka West. Kiser’s 199 in Game 3 gave her a series total of 584, putting her in sixth individually. Turney and Crisp tied for the fourth-best on the squad with a 469 while fellow senior Mariana Juarez put up a 386. Of the six bowlers that teamed up for the win, five were seniors. “I think this is our best accomplishment by far,” Kiser said. “Making state is what we were striving for all sean son and to get there is unben lievable. On the way up we were talking about how fun it would be to go to state as a team. Now we’re actually going to do it.” “It’s really special for me because I’ve been working e with these girls since we got started,” Carl said. “I always knew the potential was there.” The day didn’t turn out as well as planned for the Emporia High boys. After a strong season, the Spartans had a rough go of it at Monday’s regional and finished in eighth place overall with a team total of 2384. Shawnee Mission South and Mill Valley were the top two teams at 2658 and 2626, respectively. Zach Simmons led the Spartan boys as he turned in

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Denver tight end Orson Mobley, also from Salem, was taken in the sixth round that year. Twenty-seven years later, Jackson is the league’s best hope to end the drought. “It kind of freaks me out,” Jackson said. “Going to Glenville State, I was a little worried about getting my exposure out there, but my coaches did a great job at putting my film together and getting it out there. There is some good football played in my conference.” And somehow the scouts still found a guy like Jackson in a nook like Glenville, W. Va., population 1,538, with a student enrollment at Glenville State of fewer than 2,000. In 2010, the scouts’ favor-

Emporia’s Zach Simmons pumps his fist after rolling a strike Monday morning in Topeka. Simmons finished with a 613, Emporia’s best series of the day, as the Spartan boys finished in eighth place at the regional.

his team’s strongest day with a 613 series. He started with a 204 in the first game before putting up a 211 in Game 2 and finishing with a 198. That series put him in the top 20 at 18th overall. S atchel Sill narrowly missed the top 20, coming in 23rd with a 594 series. The freshman rolled a 206 in Game 1 before a slight hiccup in the second 10 for a 173. He rebounded with his strongest game of the night, however, with a 215 to finish out his season on a high note. Braden Schuler started with a 166 before coming on strong for a 173 and a teamhigh score of the day with a 246 in Game 3 to finish with a 585 series. That came in two pins ahead of Jacob Beck, the only senior on the team, who started the day with a 222 and a 188 before closing out his Spartan career with a 173 and a series of 583. Those totals put them in 28th and 29th, respectively. “It was a rough day,” Carl said. “I feel really bad for the guys. Especially for Jacob because he’s probably one of the best bowlers in the state. Unfortunately in sports you have days like this. It’s just a tragedy when it happens. He’s been a quality bowler and a model for this team for a long time and he’s really set the standard for the freshman that are on this team. I’m going to miss him; not as much because he’s a good bowler but moreso because he’s Jacob Beck.” Hunter Guion and Jaedon Burenheide finished with series totals of 456 and 430.

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Each contributed to the team total with Burenheide rolling a 168 in Game 1 and Guion putting up a 180 in the third game. With some wintery weather in the forecast, the Spartan girls may not have the luxury of getting a lot of practice in before hitting the lanes at the Class 5-1A State Tournament. They will go after their first state championship at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Northrock Lanes in Wichita. The Parade of Champions and Special Recognition Ceremony begins 20 minutes prior to competition. “I feel pretty positive about it,” Harvey said of the team’s ability to perform well at state. “We saw how we did today and I think if we all come together like we did here we can do it again.”

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Horoscopes HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013: This year you will deal with a plethora of unexpected events. You have what it takes to meet life's demands, and your ability to flex will be tested. Let go of what doesn't work for you. When you do, you might notice that many opportunities will present themselves. If you are single, you will yearn for a close bond. Be patient; come summertime, this becomes a possibility. You just need to be your authentic self. If you are attached, the two of you seem to have a quality of the unexpected linked to your relationship. LIBRA wants to understand you better. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

ARIES (MARcH 21-APRIl 19) HHHH Listen to others' feedback with an

open mind. The unexpected is becoming expected, and it seems to follow you everywhere you go. Relax more with change, and be willing to let go of what isn't working in your life. Tonight: Go with the flow of the moment. TAURUS (APRIl 20-MAY 20) HHH Pace yourself. You have a lot to get done, and you'll do just that, given some space and time. Your ability to adapt to change emerges. Understand what needs to happen with a financial matter. Don't spend funds before they are in your bank account. Tonight: Make it easy. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Allow your creativity to emerge when facing a schedule change or in a meeting gone awry. You don't need to make a big deal out of everything that is occurring -- just go with the flow. You will know when to act and what to do. Tonight: Spontaneity works. cANcER (JUNE 21-JUlY 22) HHHH Stay calm when others become irritable or agitated. A boss or higher-up seems to reverse course, which encourages you to question what is really going on here. Trust your judgment. Your instincts will carry you past a problem. You like what you hear. Tonight: Head home. lEO (JUlY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH You might be overcautious in the morning, but by midafternoon, you'll know which direction you would like to go. The unexpected easily could boomerang in and out of your plans. Demonstrate your ability to be flexible. Good news comes forward. Tonight: Where the fun is. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH You might feel uneasy, and it could seem as if you aren't sure which way to turn. Honor what you're feeling; you'll see why you feel that way later. The unexpected enters your life and creates havoc where you least expect it. Tonight: Say "yes" to someone's offer. lIBRA (SEPT. 23-OcT. 22) HHHH You might be slow to get going, but once the afternoon hits, you'll be a whirlwind of activity. Fortunately, when a key friend, associate or loved one starts acting strange, you will know what to do. Let this person say what he or she needs to say. Tonight: Escape into the world of music. ScORPIO (OcT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Be direct in your dealings in the morning. The clearer you are, the better your decisions will be. You might not be sure which way to go with a loved one who means well but could cause a problem. Do nothing -- just see what he or she does. Tonight: Get some R and R. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEc. 21) HHHH Zero in on what needs to happen. Your high stress level could come out as a nervous energy. You will need to deal with a strange twist. Try to get a lot of important feedback as you attempt to root out a problem. Success will come naturally. Tonight: Join friends for some fun. cAPRIcORN (DEc. 22-JAN. 19) HHH Keep reaching out to a key person in your life. You might hear some shocking news that encourages you to regroup. The unexpected occurs, but you'll demonstrate flexibility. Adjust your plans accordingly, and get to the root of a problem. Tonight: Others seek you out. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHHH Make a call to someone at a distance. Your caring comes out naturally. Be flexible with a change in plans, and your ingenuity will come to the rescue. Find a solution that works for you and also for others. Tonight: Return emails, and relax to a good movie. PIScES (FEB. 19-MARcH 20) HHHH Deal with people directly today. A one-on-one conversation could change how you deal with your finances and the people you might be responsible for. Trust your resilience, and you will bounce back. Opportunities could involve real estate. Tonight: Dinner with a loved one.

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ENTERTAINMENT Time to move on Dear Annie: I am a 21-yearold female, quite independent, happy and full of life. Last year I started dating “Luke,” age 26. We hit it off great, and I fell in love. But two months ago, something changed. Luke recently started a new company. One day, he randomly decided he needed a break from our relationship to focus on his business. He made me promise to stay faithful. After three weeks, we started arguing. I found it stupid that I was supposed to remain faithful while he was out partying every weekend, going to bars and clubs. He kept texting my sister, saying he didn’t want to be with me. When I’d confront him, he’d say he was only kidding. I tried hard to work this out. Two weeks ago, we planned to hang out, but Luke didn’t answer

ANNIE’S MAILBOX my calls. He never even bothered to cancel our plans. I finally had enough and sent him a text ending things completely. Annie, the entire two months we were apart, I was a wreck. I still can’t stop thinking about him. I know I did the right thing by breaking it off. But sometimes, I am filled with regret, as if I wasn’t a good enough girlfriend. How can I be happy again without faking it? — Lost in My Heart Dear Lost: This has nothing to

do with your value as a girlfriend. Luke was simply not the right guy. He didn’t have the courage to break things off in an honest way and made himself repeatedly unavailable, hoping you’d take the initiative and let him go. It is natural for you to grieve the end of a relationship that you expected to last. Surround yourself with supportive friends and family, pamper yourself, and “fake it until you make it.” Time will heal this. We promise. Dear Annie: I used to keep in touch with my grandchildren via email, but lately, they have not been answering my letters. Their parents told me that teenagers prefer to “text” rather than e-mail. In my technological ignorance, I thought texting was the same as emailing. Just

what is texting? — Technologically Impaired in New York Dear New York: Nearly every cellphone has a text function where you can send a typed message to someone else’s cellphone. On older models, you may need to check your owner’s manual to find out how to do this, and it can also require several keystrokes to get the right letters. But newer smartphones have an icon for messaging right on the screen and a keyboard that appears when you use the function, making texting simple and quick. And the parents are right – most teens prefer it to emailing, although there is a cost involved. If you are interested in getting a new phone, please know that many companies offer tutorials to go with it.

Dear Annie: The letter from “Some Talk, Please” sounded like one I’ve been writing in my head for a decade. My husband of 20 years is also great around the house and with our kids, but he prefers groping to actual conversation and can’t understand why it doesn’t turn me on. I’m sad that he feels rejected, but I work two jobs and help care for my parents. I’m too tired for sex at the drop of a hat. He also thinks that when our teenage kids have friends over, it’s a great time to escape to the bedroom. I consider that inappropriate. Can you shed any light on this? — A Few Words Would Help Dear Few Words: Your husband is so focused on his own satisfaction that it apparently cuts off oxygen to his brain. You

need to be very specific about what you want from him and offer “rewards” when he complies. Behavior modification can be a very useful tool. To our Baha’i readers: Happy Ayyam-i-Ha.

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Harder and harder to measure TV viewership AP Television Writer

NEW YORK — Every Tuesday, the Nielsen company publishes a popularity ranking of broadcast television programs that has served as the industry’s report card dating back to when most people had only three networks to choose from. And every week, that list gets less and less meaningful. With DVRs, video on demand, game consoles and streaming services, tablets and smartphones, the way people watch television is changing and the industry is struggling to keep on top of it all. Even the idea of “watching television” is in flux. Are you “watching TV” when you stream an episode of “Downton Abbey” on a tablet? Nielsen, which has long had a virtual monopoly on the audience statistics that drive a multi-billion dollar industry, last week took an important step toward accounting for some of the changes. Starting in September, Nielsen will begin measuring viewership through broadband devices like game consoles for the first time. Right now those numbers go uncounted. “The ratings are a very onedimensional look at what is happening,” said Alan Wurtzel, top research executive at NBC Universal, “and we now live in a very multi-dimensional world.” Nielsen’s weekly rankings count people who watch a broadcast TV show live or on their DVRs that same day through midnight on the West Coast. To be sure, this is still how most people watch television. CBS didn’t need anything other than live numbers to know that its new reality show “The Job” was a flop, and canceled it a week ago after two episodes. Through separate, less publicized rankings, Nielsen can also track how many people see a program on a time-shifted basis. One ranking, which measures live viewership plus those who watch on DVR or video on

demand within three days of the original airing, is what the industry uses to set advertising rates. Other rankings measure those who watch within a week, or even within a month. Those numbers can present a much different picture of a program’s popularity. During the last week of January, for example, ABC’s “Modern Family” ranked No. 12 for the week with 10.8 million viewers if you count just the people who watched on Wednesday, Jan. 23. But within seven days, 15.9 million people had seen the episode, enough to make it the third most popular show of the week behind two “American Idol” episodes. Fox’s “The Following” finished a modest 15th place initially, but its audience jumped by 45 percent over the next week, enough to lift the show to fourth place. Meanwhile, almost all of the “60 Minutes” viewing is done live. The CBS newsmagazine dropped from seventh place in the initial rankings to 15th after a week. The time-shifted viewing can change a network’s perception of a show. NBC would have likely canceled “The Office” years ago without this additional audience. “The idea of how many people are watching a program and caring about the show becomes increasingly important, and it is not reflected in the Tuesday report,” Wurtzel said. CBS considers its freshman drama “Elementary” a case of public perception not matching reality. Last fall, the show averaged 9.7 million viewers — respectable, but hardly a sensation. But between video on demand, DVRs and streaming, CBS said an average of 13 million people watched each episode within a week of its airing. “If the number the press had seen was 13 million instead of 9.7 million, it would have been seen as a huge hit,” said David Poltrack, CBS chief researcher. In a world where people demand information faster and faster, television executives are

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no different. They want ratings NOW. The problem is, all of the changes in content consumption demand patience. Nielsen’s report on how many people watch a show within seven days isn’t released until three weeks after a show first airs — a glacial pace. “We have to basically train the entire industry to no longer look at the fastest information, which is preliminary and not necessarily reflective of what the reality is,” Poltrack said. Nielsen says it regularly discusses how it releases ratings with all of its clients and there’s been no consensus on change. Most people watch their favorite shows as quickly as they can, said Pat McDonough, Nielsen senior vice president of insights and analysis. Each week the average American spends 32 hours and 15 minutes watching live television, according to a Nielsen study issued last month. More than 12 hours is spent either watching time-shifted TV or DVDs, playing on game consoles, surfing the Internet or watching video on computer or mobile devices, the study said. “The one thing most people don’t think about is a lot of the additional viewing is rolling out slowly over time and right now,

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live plus same day viewing is the best way to measure,” she said. “It may not be that way five years from now.” Networks dispute the notion that things are changing slowly, although they are happy that Nielsen will soon be able to estimate how much television is being watched on broadband.

There’s a limit to the information, though: Nielsen can’t yet tell specifically what programs people are watching this way. Later this year, Nielsen hopes to roll out a pilot program to identify what people are watching on iPads. It’s unclear when this technology will be available for other tablet brands or for

smartphones. The company measures some online video streaming and includes it within its time-shifted reports. However, this picture is partial, too. Nielsen can measure streamed programs only if they have the same commercials shown on TV, and not every website does this.

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KANSAS CITY OTR contractor hiring team drivers Class A CDL. Home weekends, great for full or part time. Good pay. $1,000 sign-on bonus. Clean, safe driving record, 1 year recent experience. Retirees encouraged to apply. Contact Bill at 913-439-7981 or e-mail patterson.w@comcast.net. LAWN MAINTENANCE Position. Must possess valid Kansas driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. 40 + hours during peak season. Physical exam, drug screen, background check required. Knowledge of lawn equipment required. Send resume to PO Box 2207, Emporia, KS. PART TIME Casual RN/ LPN & full time CNA. Apply at: Golden Living Center, 612 Walnut, Cottonwood Falls, KS or at Kansasworks. WHEELER LUMBER in Waverly is seeking qualified individuals for trust plant work. Must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Apply in person at 1959 Old Hwy 50, NE, Waverly, KS or call 785-733-2848 for more information. SEEKING INSURED mowing crew to mow 3 acres around business. To place bid, please visit: 612 Walnut St., Cottonwood Falls, Kansas or call 620-273-6369 and ask for Dave. Deadline March 29, 2013.

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HUGE BASEMENT/ garage sale. 1st United Methodist Church, 823 Merchant, Emporia, Friday, March 1, 7am - 7pm; Saturday, March 2, 8am - noon. Clothing, bedding, toys, books, dishes, furniture, antiques and lots more.

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USED APPLIANCES for sale. 20 E. 5th, 620-342-1392. Call for list.

HELP WANTED: REGIONAL TRUCK DRIVERS Trucks Based in Emporia, KS Norfolk Iron & Metal Company is accepting applications for truck drivers. Drivers are home PRVW QLJKWV ZLWK Ă DWEHG&RQHVWRJD 5ROO7LWH  WUDLOHUVĂ HHWVDQGQHZHUWUDFWRUV Â&#x2021; $YHUDJHDQQXDOVDODU\N\HDU Â&#x2021; )ODWEHGH[SHULHQFHSUHIHUUHGEXW not required. Â&#x2021; &ODVV$&'/ZLWKJRRG095UHTXLUHG 1RUIRON,URQ 0HWDOKDVDQH[FHOOHQW safety rating and training program. Â&#x2021; 1,0ZLOOUXQD&6$UHSRUWDVZHOO Â&#x2021; :HRIIHUDJUHDWEHQHĂ&#x20AC;WVSDFNDJHLQFOXGLQJ NDQGDSD\SURJUDPWKDWUHZDUGV driver productivity. Call Norfolk Iron & Metal at WRUHTXHVWDQDSSOLFDWLRQ EOE

Emporia Main Street is seeking applicants for a part time Special Projects Coordinator. The purpose of the Emporia Main Street Special Projects Coordinator is to focus resources on a ďŹ nite number of labor and material intensive activities. Applicants should have experience in event planning, possess excellent people & organizational skills, must have the ability to multitask, communicate professionally across a variety of media, maintain conďŹ dentiality and uphold the standards of the Emporia Main Street program while promoting the Main Street approach. Duties include, but are not limited to, Media Relations, Event/Activity Marketing, Public Relations, Event Planning, Donor Solicitation, Sponsor Acquisition, Database Construction & Management, Membership Communication, Partnership Development, Volunteer Management and other duties as assigned. The Emporia Main Street Special Projects Coordinator must complete portions of identiďŹ ed work plans as designated by the Emporia Main Street Board of Directors, the Emporia Main Street Executive Director and the Events Coordinator. The Special Projects Coordinator must communicate progress on assigned tasks to the Emporia Main Street Executive Director and Events Coordinator in a timely fashion while working within the construct of allocated budgets. Some night and weekend hours are required with this position. Emporia Main Street is an economic and community public private partnership nonproďŹ t agency in Emporia. Over the past twenty years, Emporia Main Street has helped facilitate over $60 million in reinvestment within our community core, and has partnered with volunteers and other community entities to develop iconic events, support new business development and provide tools to existing business that encourage economic vitality. We value hard work, creativity and individuals that live our organizational values as we work shoulder to shoulder with community members that volunteer to build a better Emporia. Salary is negotiable for this twenty hour per week position. Interested parties should mail a copy of their resume, a cover letter and recommendations to the Emporia Main Street ofďŹ ce: 12 E. 5th Avenue, Emporia, KS 66801 no later than Thursday, February 28th.


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2 BAY SERVICE station with gas for rent. 1102 Commercial, Emporia, KS. Contact S & S Oil & Propane Company, 2608 W. Hwy 50, Emporia, KS. 620-342-2835.

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Pianist From PAGEâ&#x20AC;&#x2C6;1 ma de MĂŠxico). This lecture is free and open to the public. The program includes works by ElĂ­zaga, LeĂłn, Villanueva, Ponce and others. Proceeds will support the scholarship program of Emporiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow. Emporia State University professor of piano, MartĂ­n CuĂŠllar, said, â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are various pieces written in memory of Mexican presidents â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Porfirio DĂ­az, Benito JuĂĄrez and even Maximilian I Emperor of Mexico â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the one written by Franz Liszt is the only non-Mexican composer in the program.â&#x20AC;?

The pianist Emilio Lluis-Puebla was born in Mexico City in 1952. He began studying piano at 6 years of age with distinguished pianists, including Peter Katin, and took master classes with Daniel Ericourt and JĂśrg Demus. He has given numerous performances as recitalist, as a pianist in chamber music and as soloist with symphony orchestras since 1965. He received several awards in piano competitions and has given recitals both at home and abroad. Lluis-Puebla has made recordings for radio and television, including the premiere in Mexico of the original ver-

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HARTFORD, KSâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bath: full basement, stove, refrigerator, washer, dryer. 1 year lease, 1 month deposit, $900 per month. 100 Osage. 620-392-5685. VERY CLEANâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; 2 bedroom duplex in quiet neighborhood. No steps. Garage. Lawn maintenance included. $700. 620-591-0018.

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Table Rock rustic lodge condos for rent on the lake. Stay at the Village @ Indian Point. 2 master bedrooms with 2 baths plus hide a bed Indoor & Outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub, game room, ďŹ shing at dock on the property. Only 3 minutes south of Silver Dollar City. Call The Village @ Indian Point 800-984-7847. Ask for units 17-6 or 20-5 for comfortable, upscale accommodations.

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The mathematician Lluis-Puebla completed his professional and master studies in mathematics in Mexico. In 1980, he obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics in Canada. He is full professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico in the professional and graduate divisions for more than 30 years. He has formed several professors and researchers who work in Mexico and abroad. His mathematical work has been established in his research articles published on algebraic K-theory and cohomology of groups in the most prestigious national and international journals. He has been visiting professor in Canada. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Emilio Lluis-Puebla is a polymath (a Renaissance Man), gifted as a pianist but also an erudite mathematicianâ&#x20AC;? CuĂŠllar said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As an active member of several arts societies he is instrumental in promoting classical music in many venues in Mexico City.â&#x20AC;? Lluis-Puebla received several academic awards, among others, Gabino Barreda Medal at the highest average in the masters, National Researcher (1984-90) and Endowed Chair of Excellence Conacyt (1992-93). He is the author of several books on algebraic K-theory, homological algebra, linear algebra and mathematical music theory published worldwide by Ad-

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Concert information Heath Recital Hall is located in Beach Music Hall at the corner of 12th Avenue and Market Street. There is ample parking along Market Street. General admission to the concert is $5, or $4 for students and seniors. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Proceeds from this concert are being donated by the Department of Music to Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow (HOTT) to assist with their scholarship fund for Hispanic Students,â&#x20AC;? Cuellar said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Since 1999, HOTT has awarded 183 scholarships for a total of $53,600. The number of Hispanic students graduating from high school continues to grow each year. In 1999, there were 38 out of 331 graduating seniors. In 2011, there were 111 out of 294.â&#x20AC;? For more information and to confirm the performance time in case of snow closures, call 342-5431.

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Emporia State University Theatre presents its 2013 spring production, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing at Lughnasa,â&#x20AC;? which won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Play, the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Broadway Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play. It was made into a movie in 1998 starring Meryl Streep. It was also chosen by Time magazine as one of the 10 best plays for 1991, saying it is â&#x20AC;&#x153;The most elegant and rueful memory play since The Glass Menagerie.â&#x20AC;? The New York Daily News calls it: â&#x20AC;&#x153;...bittersweet Tony-winning play of common lives told with uncommon grace.â&#x20AC;? Written by Irish playwright Brian Friel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing at Lughnasaâ&#x20AC;? is among his most popular works. Friel (b. 1929) is an Irish dramatist,

author and director of the Field Day Theatre Company. He is considered to be one of the greatest living Englishlanguage dramatists â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an â&#x20AC;&#x153;Irish Chekhov.â&#x20AC;? Frielâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s other best known play, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Philadelphia, Here I Come!,â&#x20AC;? was also made into a movie. The play is directed by Jim Ryan and opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It really is a lovely play,â&#x20AC;? Ryan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really an actorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piece, ripe with Irish music and kind of an Irish spirit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a memory play, and consequently, memories are not hard and fast with respect to detail, they are evocative â&#x20AC;Ś theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re emotional, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not necessarily grounded in fact.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing at Lughnasaâ&#x20AC;? is the story of five unmarried sisters living in a small village in Ireland. Set in 1936, the play is portrayed through the memories of 7-year-old Michael (Noah Mefford, Senior, Burlington) who is the ille-

gitimate son of Chris (Trinity Standridge, Senior, Olathe) and Gerry (Andrew Walker, Senior, Wichita). â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a quote in the play,â&#x20AC;? Ryan said: â&#x20AC;&#x153;â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;In that memory atmosphere is more real than incident and everything is simultaneously actual and illusory.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the gap between what is remembered and what is reality.â&#x20AC;? Now grown, Michael tells the story of his mother and his four aunts: Kate (Cara Lohkamp, Senior, Wichita), Maggie (Annie Rosenbrook, Senior, Merriam), Agnes (Erin Mullane, Junior, Gardner), and Rose (Miranda S. Nation, Freshman, Winfield). Michael recalls the return of his elderly uncle, Father Jack (Brandon Jensen, Junior, Salina), from a 25-year mission trip in a Ugandan leper colony. The characters are introduced during the festival of Lughnasa (pronounced LOO-nuh-suh), a celebration

of a pagan god of the harvest. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing at Lughnasaâ&#x20AC;? will be presented in an atmospheric world created by scenic designer Nancy Pontius, lighting designer Ron Fowlkes and costume designer Susan Mai. The production staff includes Doug Dion (Technical Director/Sound) and Amanda Dura (Costume Shop Manager). Lexey Jost (Junior, Hutchinson) will serve as the production stage manager. Kylie Geiman (Sophomore, Louisburg) is the assistant stage manager. Mark Warner (Junior, Salina) serves as the master carpenter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dancing at Lughnasaâ&#x20AC;? will run through Saturday. All performances will be at 7:30 p.m. in Karl C. Bruder Theatre in King Hall. Tickets are available from the ESU Box office on the main level of the Memorial Union or by calling 341-6378.

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HHS FBLA places at District VII Conference The Hartford High School Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) group competed at the District VII FBLA Conference Feb. 6 at Emporia State University. Twenty-nine of the 31-member group took tests, bringing home awards in several categories. Overall Hartford FBLA took 2nd Place with Wellsville taking 1st. HHS students who placed individually in the top 10 and their events were: Enrico Cappa, 5th in Global Business â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Written; Erin Coop, 4th in Desktop Publishing, and 5th in Marketing; Brett Darbyshire, 4th in Entrepreneurship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Written, and 8th in Public Speaking I; Tyler Darbyshire, 1st in Business Math, 4th in Entrepreneur-

ship - Written, and 8th in Introduction to Business; Also, Derek Denner, 2nd in Entrepreneurship Performance, 10th in Help Desk - Performance, and 9th Networking Concepts; Mason Esch, 6th in Accounting I, 2nd in Parliamentary Procedures, 9th in Sports Management; Elizabeth Gayer, 2nd in Entrepreneurship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Performance; Alice Hillyard, 4th in Desktop Publishing, 7th in Hospitality Management, and 1st in Public Speaking II; Lauren Hinesley, 10th in Introduction to Business, and 8th in Introduction to Technology Concepts; Also, Lane Ikerd, 2nd in Parliamentary Procedures; Brisha Jenkins, 2nd in Entrepreneurship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Performance; Emily, Kirby, 4th in Economics, 5th in Health Care Administration, 2nd in Hospitality Management, 8th in Personal Finance, and

3rd in Sports Management; Bailey Lane, 4th in Entrepreneurship â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Written; Doris Laws, 2nd in Parliamentary Procedures, 2nd in Public Speaking II; Also, Sakala McAvoy, 6th in Business Procedures, 1st in Client Services, 8th in 8th in Cyber Security, and 3rd in Hospitality Management; Rob McGill, 10th in Computer Applications, 6th in Cyber Security, 2nd in Global Business - Written, 5th in Networking Concepts, 3rd in Spreadsheet Applications, and 4th Technology Concepts; Andrea Metcalfe, 7th in Desktop Publishing; Isaiah Metcalfe, 7th in Introduction to Technology Concepts, and 5th in Marketing; Gabriel Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Connor, 2nd in Business Communications, 4th in Computer Problem Solving, 4th in Cyber Security, and 5th in Technology Concepts; Emily Prather, 7th in Com-

puter Applications, and 8th in Hospitality Management; Also, Kelly Schwinghamer, 3rd in Business Calculations, 8th in Business Communications, and 2nd in Sports Management; Tamara Tyner, 5th in Business Communications, 1st in Business Law, 2nd in Health Care Administration, 7th in Job Interview, and 5th in Marketing; Jordan Williams, 8th in Networking Concepts; Susie Wilson, 7th in Desktop Publishing; and Brianna Zweimiller, 1st in Business Procedures, 1st in Health Care Administration, 4th in Hospitality Management, 2nd in Job Interview, and 2nd in Parliamentary Procedures. Other students who competed were: John Crawford, Riley McAvoy and Dillon Esch. Jane Kelley, a business technology teacher at HHS, is the club advisor.

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U.S. consumer prices were flat last month, the latest sign inflation is in check. That could give the Federal Reserve leeway to continue its efforts to stimulate growth. The consumer price index has risen 1.6 percent in the 12 months ending in January, the Labor Department said Thursday. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s down from a 2.9 percent pace a year ago. Excluding the volatile

food and energy categories, core prices rose 0.3 percent in January, pushed up by higher costs for clothing, air fares and rents. The price of clothes rose by the most in nearly 18 months. Core prices have risen 1.9 percent in the past year, below the Fedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inflation target. The Fed is purchasing $85 billion in Treasurys and mortgage bonds each month in an effort to keep interest rates low. Last month, some Fed policymakers expressed

concern the purchases could cause inflation or disrupt bond markets, according to minutes of the Fedâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jan. 29-30 meeting released Wednesday. But private economists see little sign that prices increases are accelerating. â&#x20AC;&#x153;As long as inflation readings remain relatively constrained and inflation expectations do not get out of control, the (Fed) has plenty of runway to continue its program,â&#x20AC;? Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at brokerage

BTIG, said in a note to clients. If the Fed feared that prices were rising too fast, it might have to raise interest rates. The Fed has kept the benchmark interest rate it controls at nearly zero, a record low, for more than four years. Low inflation leaves consumers with more money to spend, which benefits the economy. Inflation slowed dramatically last year. Consumer prices rose only 1.7 percent in 2012, down from 3 percent in 2011.


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Facebook invite snowballs into welch stadium free-for-all By Ben Fitch

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When an average 11 inches of snow dumped on the Emporia area Thursday morning, Emporia State University canceled classes, leaving many students attempting to figure out what to do with their time. Student body president Brooke Schmidt and her Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority sister Carley Swanson decided to organize a snowball fight. “I was just scrolling on Facebook, and I saw a picture of the perfect football field,” said Swanson. “It was really white, untouched. I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, we have to go mess that up.’” Indeed, Welch Stadium was pristine most of the day Thursday, with a smooth blanket of snow covering the turf. That is, until Schmidt, a senior, and Swanson, a sophomore, decided to take action. The two of them started a Facebook group to invite their friends to a free-for-all snow battle Friday afternoon, and it “snowballed” from there, they said. They invited more than

1,200 people, not expecting to hear from most of them. By Friday, 167 people had RSVP’d to the event, indicating they would be participating in the snowball fight. Around 85 people had said “maybe.” “I was honestly only thinking maybe 25 people,” Swanson said. “And this is quite a few more.” Once the page started receiving more and more RSVPs, the two students decided they probably ought to notify the university. “They’ve never let us on the football field,” Schmidt said. She sent some text messages to some administrators, and that was that: they were in the clear. Friday afternoon, Welch stadium was no longer a smooth sea of white, but a trampled battle ground, riddled with the footprints of more than 100 ESU students, freed from the pressures of college course work. “People are being pretty sneaky, coming out of nowhere, and throwing snowballs everywhere,” Schmidt said as she dodged a lump of snow.

Matthew Fowler/Gazette

Matthew Fowler/Gazette

Matthew Fowler/Gazette

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