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The Emporia and the Lyon County officials respond to the snow storm that blanketed the area Tuesday. “My advice would be to stay in and stay safe and let the city crews and the emergency services have access to the roads for the work that they need to do,” said Emporia Mayor Rob Gilligan. About two graders and two or three plows from Public Works and some private sector road crews were out and about, said Interim City Manager Mark McAnarney “ We have different shifts,”  McAnarney said.  “So, we will be continuous, trying to keep ahead of the snow.” Lyon County Road and Bridge ran its graders until 8 p.m. Tuesday on county roads, and started again this morning, said County Engineer Chip Woods. The sander trucks and plows continuously cleared the asphalt roads and other roads as needed. “We will work with the ambulance service to make sure they get their ambulances to the places out in the county,” Woods said. The Emporia Fire Department increased its manpower by adding one firefighter to each station per shift, said Capt. Ryan Schmidt. A four-wheel drive pickup will assist each ambulance on emergency calls. “We’re just trying to stay ahead of the game, basically, and be prepared,” Schmidt said. Rick Frevert, the Lyon County Emergency Management director, said he supported the area agencies, tracked the storm, made reports to the Department of Emergency Management in Topeka and relayed messages to media sources.  “We will start monitoring our hotels for room availability,” Frevert said. “We have tentative plans, and if we need a warming shelter, that we have one that we can open quickly. If we have to have other types of shelters, we will open them (in a timely manner).” Please see Snow Storm, Page 2

Top to bottom: An ESU student walks across campus on Tuesday as a snow storm hit Emporia. The storm didn’t stop people from getting out and enjoying the snow, including residents who decided to go sledding with their dog. The heavy snow fall caused traffic issues on local roads, including stuck vehicles on Merchant Street that had to be assisted by Emporia Police and ESU campus officers. Late in the afternoon, Gov. Sam Brownback said at a press conference that he has signed a state of disaster proclamation for the state of Kansas. Photos by Dustin Michelson.

Most of the calls emergency dispatchers received during the snow storm were for motorists requiring assistance and not from accidents Tuesday when a winter storm dropped five to seven inches over the area. Lyon County Undersheriff John Koelsch said, for the most part, people remained safe. Sheriff deputies reported to Koelsch Tuesday afternoon that visibility on Interstate 35 had been reduced to 50 or 100 feet. “Don’t drive,” he said, but if you do have to: “ … make sure you have plenty of time and make sure that wherever your destination is, somebody knows that when you are supposed to arrive.” Koeslch said the department didn’t increase staffing for the storm, but instead reallocated deputies from other duties. “On the reverse side of that, we don’t want to drive around aimlessly, being a part of the problem instead of part of the solution,” he said. “We’re trying to spread out so we have people available to respond anywhere in the county because it is such a large county.” Koelsch said the Sheriff’s Office would continue the same operation through the evening hours and into Wednesday morning. “Be safe,” said John Woynick, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Topeka. “Exercise caution today if you have to get out. If you don’t, then stay home and stay safe.

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Gov. Sam Brownback is getting a firsthand look at the state’s efforts to clear highways amid the winter storm that has closed schools and state government offices. Brownback hopped aboard a Kansas Department of Transportation snowplow Tuesday afternoon to observe snow removal on Interstate 70 west of Topeka. Forecasters were predicting up to a foot of snow in northeast Kansas. Brownback said his decision on whether to reopen state offices Wednesday will rest partly on whether winds are causing

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Trophy Room ribbon cutting The Emporia Area Chamber and Visitors Bureau will host a Ribbon Cutting at 4:30 p.m. Friday for new business and Chamber member The Trophy Room, 705 Commercial St. Ribbon Cuttings are free to attend and always open to the public.

Keep it a Safe Summer event to return A popular event for school-age children is set to return this May after an extended absence. A meeting was held late January to begin planning this year’s event, which will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on May 22 at the Lyon County Fairgrounds. Keep it a Safe Summer is geared toward providing safe summer activities for children who are out of school for the summer. Many ideas for this year’s event are in the works. Volunteers and booths are needed for the event. If you would like to donate, volunteer or run a booth, please call Rhonda Gordon at the Lyon County Extension Office, 341-3220.

Neosho Rapids council meets The Neosho Rapids City Council meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Neosho Rapids Community Building. No agenda was provided.

County commission meeting The Lyon County Commission will meet for an action session in the courthouse at 8 a.m. Thursday. The agenda includes proposals for the 2014 Fracture Critical Bridge inspections, a comparison of 2012 and 2013 expenses, the KDHE Healthy Families Outreach contract with Flint Hills Community Health Center and the annual reports of Americus, Emporia and Elmendaro Townships.

Kidzoocation Saturday The David Traylor Zoo will hold the next Kidzoocation program from 10 to 11 a.m. on Feb. 8 in the Zoo Education Classroom. Kidzoocation programs are for children ages 4 to 7 and include a snack, story, craft and animal encounter. Pre-registration is required by calling the Park & Zoo Office by noon Thursday at 341-4365. The cost is $3 for EFOZ members and $5 for nonmembers.


Southwest Airlines received $2.52 million in subsidies from the state’s Affordable Airfares program to help underwrite losses from its service out of Wichita. Southwest Airlines began service in June from Wichita. The carrier, which has daily flights from Wichita to Dallas, Chicago and Las Vegas, received the subsidies for service it provided during July, August and September.

Southwest is eligible for up to $6.5 million each fiscal year to help underwrite losses on its Wichita service. Chris Chronis, Sedgwick County chief financial officer, told The Wichita Eagle that Southwest hasn’t applied yet for funds for service after September. Kansas allocates $5 million a year for its Affordable Airfare program, which was formed to provide more flight options, competition for air travel and more affordable airfares.

INCIDENTS REPORTED POLICE SUNDAY Information, 700 block of East 12th Avenue, 10:29 a.m. Dog to go, 700 block of Eastgate Plaza Drive, 1:31 p.m. Agency assist, reported to the Police Department, 3:31 p.m. Check welfare, 400 block of Putnam Street, Allen, 8:47 p.m. Fight in progress, 400 block of Commercial Street, 11:59 p.m. SHERIFF SUNDAY Agency assist, 1300 block of Stanton Street, 10:57 a.m. Agency assist, 3000 block of Eaglecrest Drive, 11:25 a.m. Battery, 1500 block of Road 175, 12:05 p.m. Traffic contraband in jail, reported to the Sheriff’s Office, 3:42 p.m. Traffic hazard, 1500 block of South Highway 99, 3:58 p.m. Check welfare, 400 block of Putnam Street, Allen, 8:47 p.m. MONDAY Traffic hazard, 200 block of South Highway 99, Madison, 2:10 a.m. Disabled motorist, 400 block of South Highway 99, Olpe, 9:34 a.m. Dog to go, 700 block of Road V, Hartford, 10:50 a.m. Fire, 400 block of West U.S. Highway 50, 11:26 a.m. Investigative case, reported

THEFTS & VANDALISM POLICE SUNDAY Theft, 1000 block of Commercial Street, 5:29 p.m. Fraud-gas skip, 2600 block of West U.S. Highway 50, 6:04 p.m. SHERIFF MONDAY Theft, reported to the Sheriff’s Office, 1:08 a.m.

ANIMALS PET PATROL To report a lost or found pet, call the Humane Society at 342-4477 or (866) 342-477. EMPORIA VETERINARY HOSPITAL Pets may be available for adoption at the Emporia Veterinary Hospital, 710 Anderson St., 342-6515. ANIMAL CONTROL Arrangements to claim or adopt pets at the city animal shelter at 12th Avenue and Hatcher Street can be made by calling 340-6345 between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.





He talked to some of the rural fire departments Monday, and they chained up their trucks, he said. “We’re a little nervous if we have a medical call into some of the rural areas, and how long it’s going to take us to get there,” Frevert said. Ice causes problems to the power lines, but the snow, unless it is a really sticky snow, does not cause problems, said Mark Doebele, director of operations for  Lyon-Coffey Electric Cooperative Inc. The Burlington-based electricity company  covers a nine-county region that includes Coffey, Lyon and Greenwood counties. Lyon-Coffey Electric customers can report power outages at 800-748-7395. “Our response time will be a little bit slower, of course, trying to get down the roads,” Doebele said. Westar Energy tells people to be safe and be careful if they see downed power lines or any other electrical issue, said Vince Avila, manager of operations for the Emporia Westar Division. Westar customers should report outages at 800-544-4857 or call 911 if it is a safety issue. “We’re prepared,” Avila said. “… We have guys ready if there’s any downed power lines or outages. So far, we have not had anything. So, we’re in pretty good shape right now.”

snowdrifts. Brownback said he rode the KDOT plow to observe snow removal firsthand. He planned to travel about 15 miles on I-70 to the exit for the town of Maple Hill, then return to Topeka for a late-afternoon briefing at the State Emergency Operations Center.

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A south central Kansas teacher has pleaded not guilty to having unlawful sexual relations with a student. Twenty-four-year-old Ashley Marie Eck, of Augusta, also waived her right to a preliminary hearing during a court appearance Monday in Cowley County. Eck was a teacher at Winfield High School. The Winfield Daily Courier reports a police investigation began shortly after graduation in May of last year. She remains on administrative leave from the school district. If convicted, Eck would face a sentence of not less than 31 or more than 136 months in prison, a fine of up to $300,000 and postrelease supervision.




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WICHITA– S c h o o l s throughout Kansas canceled classes and state government ground to a halt Tuesday as residents dealt with a winter storm that brought heavy snow across the state and threatened to usher in a dangerous combination of frigid temperatures and unrelenting wind in the coming days. By Tuesday afternoon the heaviest snow had moved into northeast Kansas, where it was expected to persist into the evening and overnight hours. As much as a foot of snow was forecast in Topeka, where lawmakers postponed legislative work and state departments urged workers to stay home. Some of the higher snowfall amounts were reported across portions of south-central and central Kansas. Hutchinson reported 9 inches, as did much of McPherson County. Mount Hope had 10 inches. Elsewhere in the state, snow accumulations were far more modest. Southeast Kansas had got just 1 to 3 inches of snow. Out in western Kansas, accumulations generally ranged from 3 to 6 inches. “Once this snow moves out this evening and tonight, the biggest thing is the much colder air filtering south with strong wi nds, se ndi ng wi nd chills well below zero,” said Andy Kleinsasser, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Wichita. The northern half of the state is forecast to have wind chill temperatures of 15 to 25 below zero throughout Wednesday, with actual daytime temperature of 5 to 10 degrees. It is not forecast to warm up above freezing until Tuesday of next week. “Thanks for braving the elements,” Mike Amyx, a barber in downtown Lawrence, told a customer as he exited the shop. A smaller than normal gathering of parishio ners filed in at St. John the Evangelist Church in downtown Lawrence in northeast Kansas. The snow was just starting at the communion service Tuesday morning. Sister Marcella asked the 15 people gathered “to pray for all those who have to go to work today in the weather.” The Kansas Highway Patrol, which was working numerous vehicle slideoffs, discouraged motorists from traveling due to slick roads and whiteout conditions. Wi c h i t a officials warned residents even before the storm hit that

they planned to put road crews on 12-hour shifts, but the city had only enough salt and sand to treat emergency routes once. “They are not putting anything; there is nothing on the streets. They are not even removing snow,” said Wichita resident Emira Palacios. “None of those streets had salt.” Despite the dangerous roads, Palacios said she had to go to her tax preparer to do her taxes Tuesday because would be leaving later this week for eastern Europe for an extended period. So she drove slowly, but complained it was tough to get out of a parking space or to make a turn, and she couldn’t even see the edge of the sidewalks. “It is a little scary,” she said of the roads in Wichita. “It is hard to see sometimes.” Wichita Mid-Continent Airport had numerous flight cancellations, said airport spokeswoman Valerie Wise. In northeast Kansas, Atchison rancher Ron Estes fed his cattle earlier than usual Tuesday before the heavy snows came. By early afternoon there was already 4 to 5 inches on the ground at his place and it was still snowing. Once the snow stops, he plans to put down dry straw for his livestock to lie down in. “The cold weather will bother us more than anything,” Estes said. In Topeka, Gov. Sam Brownback hopped aboard a Kansas Department of Transportation plowing truck to observe snow-removal work on Interstate 70. The governor was accompanying senior equipment operator Allen Ansberry on a 17-mile stretch of I-70 from midTopeka to its exit for the small town of Maple Hill. Brownback said he wanted to do the ridealong because, “You can pick up and learn something.” L a t e r, B r o w n b a c k headed to a briefing with Adjutant General Lee Tafanelli, the state’s emergency management director. Ahead of the meeting, he didn’t know whether state offices in the Topeka area would remain closed another day. He said the key issue was wind and whether gusts would create snow drifts that would make driving hazardous. “We are looking at a prolonged period of cold and we are going to have a few more shots at some light snow as we get into Wednesday night and Thursday,” said Kleinsasser, the meteorologist. “We are going to have a little more snow as well on Friday night.”


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Starting Feb. 9 the Visitor Center at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve will be open on Sundays, returning to a seven day per week operation. Although the Visitor Center will be closed President’s Day Feb. 17, it will be open for visitors on Memorial Day May 26, July 4 and Labor Day Sept. 1. Current winter hours are 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. daily; summer hours, which begin May 1, are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm daily. Updates on other ongoing project work at the preserve: ✦✦Permanent exhibits for the Visitor Center will be installed this spring and Visitor Center will remain open to the public during the exhibit installation process. “It’s just going to be a little messy” stated Superintendent Wendy Lauritzen. “We are just so excited to finally get the permanent exhibits.” ✦✦Visitor flow and access will be impacted by maintenance projects at the historic barn site through Spring 2015. Construction staging and project work will effectively eliminate availability of the half dozen public parking spaces next to the barn. ✦✦The Spring Hill Ranch House remains closed while electrical issues needing immediate attention are corrected. Long-term corrections still awaiting funding involve dehumidification, central heating and cooling systems, and a supporting electrical system upgrade. The prospective climate control systems will help with long-term management of mold in the circa 1880s Ranch House. Until the mold issue is rectified, and upon reopening the Ranch House to visitors, signs will warn of the potential hazard to those  individuals who have allergy sensitivities or whose sensitivities to mold affect other underlying health conditions. Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is located two miles north of Strong City on Kansas State Highway 177 (the Flint Hills National Scenic Byway) and is a partnership between The Nature Conservancy and the National Park Service. For more information, visit the preserve’s Facebook page at TallgrassPrairie, website at, email tapr_interpretation@nps. gov, or call 620-273-8494.


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oday’s politicians profess to practice bipartisanship; reaching across the aisle to compromise.

But a recent gesture from Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger probably wasn’t what Gov. Sam Brownback had in mind. Last week Praeger joined a bipartisan group called “Reroute the Roadmap” in an effort to unseat Brownback. The “reroute” is in reference to Brownback’s “Roadmap for Kansas,” 2010 campaign theme. Also defecting — though probably for just this upcoming election —from the Republican ranks are Rochelle Chronister, Neodesha, who served as assistant majority leader in the House as well as chair of the Kansas Republican Party, and former U.S. Sen. Sheila Frahm of Colby. Democrats Jill Docking, running mate of Rep. Paul Davis, who is likely to be Brownback’s Democratic challenger; Joan Wagnon, a former revenue secretary; and State Sen. Laura Kelly of Topeka, are the other members of the gang of six. The women contend Brownback’s refusal to expand Medicaid eligibility, his intransigence to adequately fund education and his goal to eliminate the state income tax all jeopardize the future of Kansas. Rural hospitals, especially, will face difficult times if Medicaid eligibility is not expanded, Chronister said, pointing out the recent eliminations of 29 jobs at Mercy hospitals in Fort Scott and Independence. Caring for the indigent is a big expense for hospitals. Where before the federal government reimbursed hospitals for those costs, the new health care law shifts that responsibility to the Medicaid program with the understanding states would broaden the income guidelines. If Kansas continues not to participate in an expanded Medicaid program, hospitals will have to pick up the bill for caring for the uninsured. For Allen County Regional Hospital, that’s in excess of $1 million. Praeger’s defection is not an outright vote for Davis. A lifelong Republican, the Lawrence native has been in state politics since 1990 when she first served in the Kansas House and in 1992 was elected to the Kansas Senate, where she served three terms before being elected insurance commissioner in 2002. Nearing 70, Praeger has announced this is her last year in state government, which no doubt gives her more freedom to speak her mind as a Republican who’s not in line with the governor’s direction. When those of the same ilk believe they are being led astray, it would seem to be noteworthy. Stay tuned.

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Hunger to Learn “LOOK AT THAT little boy,” I whispered to my wife as we stood in the grocery line many years ago. “He is so hungry to learn.” My wife glanced over to the youngster clinging to his mother in the far aisle. “He’s just a John normal boy.” She dismissed my Richard judgement that the child was in Schrock any way exceptional. So I am a little crazy. But I Emporia still think I can see a hunger-tolearn—in some kid’s eyes, the manner they inspect the world, their “look.” Then in 1994, the PBS NOVA program ran a documentary “Secret of a Wild Child.” It is the sad story of a little girl “Genie” who was isolated for 12 years in a dark attic. She had no interactions with the outside world. She had no one to speak to. She had never learned to talk.   “There, that’s the look!” I shouted for my wife to come watch. I pointed to the screen. This was the most extreme case of the “hunger-to-learn” look I had ever seen. My wife agreed. Anyone could see her intense desire to examine her new world. Even a grocery worker who knew nothing about Genie’s background instinctively new to give her something from his meat counter for her to examine.

Genie’s hunger-to-learn look was an extreme case. Sadly, at the other end of the spectrum are a few children who express little curiosity about the world. Teachers do not need to detect this hunger-to-learn from a distance. When we teach, we discover whether a student is eager and excited to soak up knowledge or must be led step-by-step without much inner drive to learn. But Genie’s story is worrisome. Researchers tried to teach Genie to speak. Most children hear language in infancy and learn to copy sounds. Genie was not exposed to language until after she was twelve years old. Researchers had long known that baby birds had only a short window of time to learn to sing. Now Genie’s case confirmed that there is only one “window of opportunity” to learn language in our earliest years. The brain cell networks that give us language must be stimulated to grow within this early window. If this window in time is passed, even the best language training at a later time can never grow those neurons. Genie never spoke more than a few hundred words. The “window” for learning this basic skill is definitely limited. In a more general way, this is likely the case for other knowledge. Veteran teachers know that students learn in fits-and-starts. It is a case of use-it, or lose-it. For instance, a person rarely

becomes a lifelong reader unless they develop a love of reading in late elementary school: the Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew mysteries, and now Harry Potter. Most scientists trace their beginning interest to curiosity-toexplore before the age of ten. Timing is important. Students’ lifelong interests often begin when a teacher gets them hooked on something special at just the right time in their life— on something that they had a hunger to learn. But the high number of college students (over 60 percent) who change majors at least once, suggests that we often miss those critical opportunities. And time runs out. As I walk city streets and see the range of personalities, from the homeless digging aluminum cans from the trash to the “successful” businessman (who may be less than happy), I try to see the child in them. As young children, they all seemed so full of potential. But along the way, as their hungerto-learn was not met in so many ways, their interests in life were never developed. I can see the hunger-to-learn in many children. But as adults, life narrows. They grow old beyond the reach of teachers. The window closes. They cannot go back. As Henry David Thoreau said: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.”

Job No. 1 — compromise THE LATEST presidential message is that he is not concerned about the nation’s capital but about moving the country forward on the strength of its grass roots. Barack Obama is expecting to set an agenda to do that and then use executive Dan K. orders and the bully pulpit to Thomasson accomplish it. Scripps Howard What’s new about that? This is a president who always has been more comfortable campaigning than pursuing the nitty gritty of Washington politics in achieving his goals. As a consequence, he seems to have failed to develop the skills necessary to accomplish great things (with the exception of the Affordable Care Act) in a divided Congress. More time spent learning the art of political compromise and manipulation, as coarse a word as that may seem, would have served him well. Now Barack Obama obviously faces severe challenges at a time when his overall approval with Americans is at its lowest, leaving him to face a coming midterm election that could end the congressional division in favor of the Republicans. That would, of course, make his last two years in office miserably benign with his only hope for historic redemption the things he has set in motion for a successor to accomplish like immigration reform, the end of two wars, health-care reform and a better economy. The dilemma he finds himself in, for instance, is trying to satisfy the left of his own Democratic Party and the right of the GOP at a

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time when moderate Republican leaders like House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio have indicated a willingness to tear up the party’s “just say no” polices of the last five years and present him with opportunities for compromise. The first of these would be immigration. To his credit, the president has said he is willing to soften his own demands and move forward. Another would be a positive decision on the highly controversial Keystone XL pipeline from Canada through the center of the nation to the Gulf Coast. The project, which Republican proponents claim is of great benefit to America’s domestic oil needs, has been solidly opposed by conservationists and the Democratic Party left as potentially environmentally disastrous. But the State Department last week released a report finding that the pipeline would not “significantly exacerbate “climate change through greenhouse emissions, giving Obama a perfect chance to approve the plan and show he is eager for some bipartisan accommodations. The pipeline would carry 830,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Alberta, and Obama said last summer that he would favor the project if it did not further worsen the climate. Another factor Obama must consider is that if the pipeline is not approved, the oil will be loaded into railroad tankers for transportation, a potentially dangerous method since rail lines run through urban areas. On at least three occasions recently there have been derailments that cause oil spills, including one recent fire. Yet the president seems still


reluctant contending he wants to have more investigation by other Cabinet members and agency heads — leaving his critics to logically conclude he wants to study the matter to death and to put Secretary of State John Kerry between the proverbial rock and a hard place. One of the initiatives the president’s men have emphasized in his determination to bypass the Congress through executive action is expanding broadband service to 20 million American students in 15,000 schools over the next two years. The Federal Communications Commission has announced that it will double from $1billion to $2 billion the amount it spends on adding highspeed Internet connections in schools and libraries. The money will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-rate program for advanced telecommunications and information services. The program is supported by fees paid by telecommunications users. How much time the president spends campaigning for individual Democrat candidates over the next nine months until the November elections is problematic. Clearly his lower poll ratings have made him less desirable on the stump. On the other hand he clearly expects to be taking his agenda to the people and advocating for party candidates is routinely a part of that. The president’s State of the Union pledge to spend less time warring with Congress and more with assuring Americans that he will move forward is hardly news. It’s been that way since he was first elected in 2008 and it hasn’t worked terribly well.


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A snow storm largely inhibited a blood drive at the Presbyterian Church West Campus Tuesday. When the drive closed at 2 p.m. Tuesday, only 33 units had been collected.  Still, the drive had taken off at a good start Monday, as many Emporians began showing up to donate around noon. For Monday alone, 93 pints of blood were collected, bringing the total to 126 units for both days.  The Red Cross usually sets a goal for 179 units over a two-day drive.  Donors had the opportunity to make an apheresis donation, an automated donation process that allows donors to give specific blood components — in this case, red blood cells — according to Jime Aveler, apheresis technician for the Red Cross. Aveler’s job is to collect red blood cells and only red blood cells. He separates them from the other contents of blood by using a centrifuge, which takes certain blood types including O positive, O negative, A negative and B negative. Aveler uses a machine called Alyx to separate the desired components from the blood. Males have to be at least five-feet-and-one-inch tall and weigh at least 150 pounds, and females need to be at least five-feet-andfive-inches tall and weigh 175 pounds to donate for the Alyx machine. “Those are just our requirements to do the procedure,” Aveler said. Those specifications help reduce the chance of a person losing consciousness while donating blood. “What we do is we draw a small amount of blood from you,” Aveler said. “We send that blood into a centrifuge, and we spin that blood down and we separate the red blood cells and put them in one bag and we put the plasma and platelets into another bag.” Once the draw cycle is complete, Aveler returns the plasma and platelets back to the donor along with a little normal saline. He repeats the process of drawing and returning until he accumulates 400 milliliters of red blood cells. So, why collect only red blood cells? People being treated for anemia will need only red blood cells. Surgeries that require patients receive blood will use blood rich in red blood cells and infants, children and adults with leukemia need red blood

cells during transfusions. “Our procedure just bypasses the lab,” Aveler said. “Our machine will spin it down and once our procedure is done, that blood is ready for use today if someone needs it bad enough.” The turnaround time for donated blood back into the community is around 24 to 48 hours, depending on test time. Of course, the same process is applied to all of the blood collected during a blood drive, but it takes longer as the whole blood is delivered to the center in Wichita, blood types are matched and tested for pathogens. Physicians will prefer the blood that is collected using Alyx, however, because it comes from one donor. The whole blood that is collected and delivered could have possibly been collected from 10 to 15 donors. The goal for the Alyx machine was eight donors on Monday. “Our procedure does take a little bit longer,” Aveler said. “It takes about 20 to 25 minutes. Between doing the history and doing the procedure, we see anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour to go through the procedure.” The number of scheduled donations for Monday was 116 for the drive overall. The average time for a normal donation was around 30 minutes, depending on the quality of the donor’s veins. Donna Eudaley, volunteer coordinator for the Emporia chapter of the American Red Cross, said Emporia firefighters donate their time to help unload the Red Cross truck when it arrives. Once everything is carried inside the church, or as it will be later, the Flint Hills Technical College, Red Cross workers set it up in the most efficient way for them. Eudaley said it takes five volunteers to organize each time slot, so she usually aims for a total of 20 volunteers. When donors arrive, they show their donor card read a book about safety. They receive a number and go to a waiting area. People who wish to donate but who do not have a donor card can donate anyway with a valid driver’s license or other form of photo identification. Rose Sleezer, donor, said she has given over 10 gallons of blood since she be-

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gan donating. She said she stopped donating for a few years after a nurse told her scar tissue was building up on her arms. “I thought, ‘they need my blood,’ so I just started coming back,” she said. Sleezer’s blood type is AB negative, however, which is the rarest blood type. For that reason, she said she sees great need for her to donate. Delores Leary, donor, is a former nurse. She said she has taken care of many people who have needed blood, and therefore sees a need. “When you need it, you need it that day; you don’t need it tomorrow,” she said. Leary worked in healthcare as a nurse for over 50 years. She has also donated gallons of blood over the years. Her blood type is A positive. Aveler advises that donors drink plenty of fluid the night before and that they have a snack before arriving to donate, and look away from the point of contact the needle makes. “Other than that, it’s just a quick little stinging sensation and that’s it,” he said. Another blood drive will be held at the Flint Hills Tech College later this week, but it is nearly full with appointments. For anyone still wanting to donate, the Red Cross will hold another drive Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Madison High School in the gym. 


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LEGALS (First published in The Emporia Gazette January 22, 2014) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT U.S. Bank National Association Case No. 13CV69 Plaintiff, Court Number: 2 vs. Pursuant to Kevin L. Weaver and K.S.A. Chapter 60 Kathryn A. Weaver, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Lyon County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Lyon County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, on February 12, 2014, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lot 163 on Constitution Street in the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof., commonly known as 1109 Constitution Street, Emporia, KS 66801 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit Jeffrey Cope, Sheriff Lyon County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (153728) (Wed.) 2-5 (First published in The Emporia Gazette January 29, 2014) CITY OF COTTONWOOD FALLS, KANSAS INVITATION TO BIDS The City of Cottonwood Falls is accepting bids for the cleaning of its wastewater lagoons. The successful contractor will be responsible for the dredging of designated sewer lagoon cells and disposal of materials by injection in a manner suitable to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Work is to begin no later than July 1st, 2014

and completed by September 1st, 2014. Sealed bids must be received by the City Clerk’s Office, 202 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas 66845 by June 16, 2014 at 12:00 o’clock p.m. The City reserves the right to reject any and all bids. For additional information contact the City Clerk’s Office at 620-412-8482 or 620-273-6666. (Wed.) 2-5 (First published in The Emporia Gazette February 5, 2014) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff, Case No. 13CV99 vs. Court Number: 2 Amalia Murillo and Pursuant to K.S.A Marcos Adinel Murillo, Chapter 60 et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Lyon County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Lyon County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, on February 26, 2014, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lot 17 and the West 10 feet of Lot 15 in RANCH VIEW ADDITION to the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof, commonly known as 1712 West 13th, Emporia, KS 66801 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit Jeffrey Cope, Sheriff Lyon County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (156765) (Wed.) 2-19

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h, the ramen noodle. Sustenance for billions, rich and poor, around the globe. Those who lived on the little compressed rectangles of ramen noodles during their less-affluent days might wonder what the fuss is about. One does grow tired of the chicken, beef, pork and shrimp flavors in the accompanying seasoning packets fairly quickly. But the ramen noodle has a long and glorious history! Created in China, the wheatbased noodle, kneaded with alkaline mineral waters, became very popular in Japan, where they earned the current name. The Japanese word “ramen” is derived, many sources say, from the Chinese words for “pull” (la) and “noodle” (mian) because Chinese noodles are traditionally “pulled” by hand. If you’ve ever seen the Jackie Chan movie, “Mr. Nice Guy,” and his scene pulling those noodles, it’s amazing. Fantastic stuff, heaving a 10-pound ball of dough over and over, twisting and turning it, pulling it until you have skinny little noodles, all without ever touching a knife. But, I digress. Since coming to the U.S. in 1970, ramen noodles have saved many a budget and hungry tummy. However – as is – they’re not as tasty or nutritious as they can and should be. So, buy the noodles, toss the seasoning packet, and make a legitimate, tasty, nutritious bowl of ramen at home. Ramen noodles need a hearty stock, the noodles, and then toppings. They are served in a deep bowl, with the toppings layered on top and any extra seasonings, such as soy sauce, hot sauce,

Murphy’s Menu REGINA MURPHY V V V freshly chopped herbs or spices added after serving. The base flavor for the stock can guide your toppings. A chicken stock paired with sliced duck and poached eggs. A fish stock paired with shrimp and bok choy. A beef stock paired with thinly sliced skirt steak, green onions and broccoli. The combinations are endless. We’ll talk more about the special stocks used in ramen later. Here are a couple of recipes to get you started though. A hot bowl of ramen on a cold snowy day is what you need. Let’s get cooking!

RAMEN NOODLE SOUP 4 cloves garlic, smashed 1 medium onion, chopped 3-4 thin slices ginger 1/2 pound sliced bacon 2 pounds chicken wings 6 dried shiitake mushrooms, rinsed 6 green onions, chopped 1 Tablespoon sake or dry sherry 2 Tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon white peppercorns 4 packages (3-to-5-ounce) dry or vacuum-packed ramen noodles Assorted toppings

Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic,

onion and ginger and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is dark brown, about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, make the broth: Put the bacon and chicken wings in a Dutch oven and add enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer 10 minutes. Drain and wipe the pot clean. Rinse the bacon and wings under cold water, then return to the pot. Why? To remove some of the fat (every little bit helps). Add two quarts water and the dried mushrooms. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to medium; add the garlic mixture and gently simmer for an hour. Strain the broth through a colander into a large bowl, pressing on the solids to extract as much of the liquid as possible. Discard the solids and skim any excess fat from the surface of the broth. Measure the broth, adding water if necessary, to make one quart. The broth can be made up to four days ahead and kept in the refrigerator. Just before serving, heat a small amount of vegetable oil and the scallions in a medium skillet over medium heat until the mixture starts sizzling. Add the sake, soy sauce, sugar, peppercorns and 1/4 cup water. Simmer and reduce to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Bring the broth and the scallion mixture to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the noodles and cook until softened, 1 to 3 minutes. Gently pull the noodles apart with tongs. Transfer the soup to bowls and top as desired. Suggested toppings: shredded roasted chicken, sauteed mushrooms, shredded greens (mustard, chard, kale, cabbage), cubes of roasted squash, snow peas, poached or fried egg, cubed tofu or

pork, bean sprouts, sliced jalapenos, thinly sliced green onions. Suggested added seasonings: minced ginger, wasabi, sriracha, sesame oil, Thai chili oil, or even just salt and pepper. This recipe is less brothy and served on a platter. If you want, double your broth and serve in a bowl.



Two 3-ounce packages ramen noodles 1 pound boneless skirt steak 1/4 cup chicken broth 3 Tablespoons teriyaki sauce 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 5 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 4 cups broccoli florets 1 Tablespoon finely chopped ginger (about one 1/2-inch piece) 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 Tablespoon) 4 green onions, thinly sliced, plus more for garnish Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Cover the noodles with

hot water in a large bowl and place a small plate on top to keep them submerged; set aside to soak for 5 minutes. Gently pull them apart, if necessary, with tongs or chopsticks, then drain the noodles well and set aside. Discard the flavor pouches or reserve for another use. Cut the beef crosswise into 2- to 3-inch pieces and then rotate a quarter turn and slice thinly lengthwise across the grain, about 1/4-inch thick. Stir together the chicken broth, teriyaki sauce, cornstarch, sugar and sesame oil in a small bowl and set aside. Heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil in a wok or a large nonstick skillet over high heat until lightly smoking. Add half of the beef and cook, stirring once, until brown on the outside and still juicy on the inside, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Repeat with an additional 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and the remaining beef. Heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in the same skillet over high heat. Add the

broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, until the broccoli just starts to soften, about 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium and push the broccoli to the side. Add 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, the ginger and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add 1/4 cup water to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until mostly evaporated, about 1 minute. Stir the chicken broth mixture briefly and add it to the skillet. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, about 1 minute. Add the beef and stir to coat. Transfer the beef to a large serving platter, leaving room for the noodles. Wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add the ramen noodles and green onions and cook, stirring frequently, until heated through, about 1 minute. Transfer to the serving platter and garnish with additional green onions if desired. Garnish the beef with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

bars (which she preferred over cake) and ice cream. It was an easy meal after being gone during the day to help make the subs. While the children were home yesterday we baked chocolate chip cookies and made noodles. Susan cut her and Mos out 2 new outfits. The material was part of her gift from Mose. She is taking more of an interest in sewing and wants to sew the outfits with me coaching her. Last week I cut out and sewed 3 dresses for daughter Verena. She is in need of more dresses. I want to teach her how to sew her own dresses too but am short one sewing machine due to it needing adjustments. I keep hoping our good friend Terry will show up at our front door one day when he gets back in the area. He always does a good job of getting it back in working order.

The last few times we made noodles I have used a different recipe and really liked it better than the one I usually used. I will share it with you and see if you will like it too.



t is Thursday morning and the temperature is 14 degrees. That seems warm after all of THE AMISH COOK these subzero temperatures we’ve had all week. on her way home from work The children returned to school this morning after being off since last Friday due to the extreme cold temperatures. My husband Joe and daughter Elizabeth were home on Monday and Tuesday from the factories due to the bad weather. We barely saw any traffic go by during those two days. It was still dark on Tuesday morning when a lady came to our door asking for help to get her car out of a ditch close by our house. She was

and said our house was the only one with lights on. Joe and the boys went to help shovel her car out of the snow and get her back on the road. They had to dress warm and were cold by the time they were back in the house. The temperature was 18 below zero with the wind chill even colder. Yesterday was the funeral of my Aunt Frances, age 79, from Berne, Indiana. We regret that we were unable to attend because of the bad

weather. Our most deepest sympathy goes to the family. They too are without both their parents now. That makes such a lonely feeling and I can sympathize with them. Frances is my Dad’s sister and is the 4th of the 13 siblings to pass. Life sure brings changes in different ways. I recently had a letter from my oldest sister Leah announcing the exciting news of the birth of her daughter Elizabeth’s third child named Rosemarie. This makes 6 grandchildren for Leah and Paul. Brother Amos and Nancy have 11 grandchildren. Little Harley Coblentz born recently to nephew Joe and Amanda is grandchild number 9 for brother Albert and Sarah Irene. What made Harley’s appearance so special is that he is the first grandson after 8 granddaughters. My parents would be so proud of

their 25 great grands to enjoy and spoil but our dear Lord had other plans for them. We never want to question His ways. It always gives me a sad feeling that our 3 oldest children are the only ones of our children who really remember much about their grandparents. They were such loving grandparents but our Heavenly Father knows best. Last Friday turned out to be a very cold day but with many willing hands, 9000 sub sandwiches were made by 12:30 p.m. This was to help a local Amish family with their hospital bills. I’m guessing 175-200 people gathered to help with this event. What a blessing to help each other in times of need. Daughter Susan’s 18th birthday was that day so we celebrated that evening with sub sandwiches, Swiss roll

NOODLES 3 cups egg yolks (usually 1 dozen yolks make a cup) 1 cup boiling water 3 Tablespoons salt 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil 3 pounds flour

Beat egg yolks really well then add water, salt, and oil. Keep beating while adding water, salt and oil. Pour egg mixture over the flour and mix together very well. Put in an airtight container for 10 minutes before rolling out and cutting or putting through noodle cutter.

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any of you have asked so here it is: The colors for Walk Kansas have been announced. The colors this year are tropical blue, purple and grey. Walk Kansas celebrates 13 years this year! Walk Kansas is a great eight-week fitness challenge to get us back outside in the spring to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. What better time to reaffirm our New Year resolutions and get in shape for summer. I invite each of you to join a team for this eight week fitness challenge. Walk Kansas starts March 16 and ends May 10. Get your family, co-workers and friends together and join in the fun. Walk Kansas became a state-wide program in 2001. Our county continues to grow in the number of participants. Last year we had 100 teams of six in our county, I would like to have 100 teams in Lyon County again this year. Crawford County (Pittsburg) has 140 teams on average each year; If they can do it so can we. Let’s get going Lyon County! On the state level, 22,000 people participate in this eight week fitness challenge.

How does Walk Kansas work?

Extension Extra RHONDA GORDON V V V ous physical activity done for at least 10 minutes at a time counts toward your goal. Biking, hiking, swimming, Pilates, yoga, and Zumba are all activities that would count for your time. Strength training is also a great activity. Walk Kansas goals are based on Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. gov. Participants will also record daily fruit and vegetable consumption. We strive to get our 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day. Team members will report progress to their team captain on a weekly basis. Team captains then make a weekly report to the Extension Office or on the website. Why is a healthy lifestyle important? Only 52 percent of the people living in Kansas reach the minimum weekly goal for physical activity. Only 19 percent of Kansans eat enough fruits and vegetables each day. Chronic disease is responsible for more than 70 percent of health care expenditures in our state. Many chronic conditions can be prevented and controlled by healthy lifestyle behaviors. Kansas ranks as the 16th most obese state in the nation, findings that were released in a report from the Trust for American’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The prevalence of obesity among children (ages 6-11) has more than tripled since 1980. Increased activity and better nutrition can postpone or reverse type 2 diabetes, and reduce risk factors for cardiovascular disease, some cancers, and other diseases stemming from obesity. Other benefits of a healthy lifestyle include more energy, better sleep, improved coordination, increased muscle strength and flexibility, a more positive attitude, and a boost in brain power.

Walk Kansas is a program that motivates people of all ages to get started making small changes in our lifestyle to improve our health. The program is simple, inexpensive and safe, and all you need is a team of six people and a desire to get moving. Teams don’t really need to walk or ride together, although they may if they want to. You simply pool your minutes each week to work towards the goal of 423 miles across the state of Kansas, if each team member gets the 150 minutes a week this challenge is for you. Challenge two this year is 846 miles across Kansas and back each team member needs 5 hours of physical activity each week to achieve this goal. Or, your team can also choose to walk around Kansas which is 1200 miles; each team member needs Summary of Walk 6 hours of physical activity Kansas Events each week to go 1200 miles. The physical goal for each team member is 2.5 • Kick off party at the Fairgrounds on Tueshours (150 minutes) a week day March 25th - 11:30 of activity, Walking isn’t the a.m. - 1:30 p.m. This only activity that counts. will be in conjunction Any moderate to vigorwith the first Tuesday of

Tuesdays Walk Abouts. Please RSVP by March 19th. This event is underwritten by Subway Eat Fresh. • Tuesdays Walk Abouts will be on Tuesdays during Walk Kansas. I am looking for teams to lead these Walk Abouts. Email me at lycoext@ if your team is interested in leading a Walk About. I will have a schedule available after the Kick-off Party. I am looking for input on times during the day and different locations. • Altering Recipes for Good Health, April 3rd, 10 a.m. and 7p.m. We can all make your favorite recipes better for our families. Come learn the simple tricks to pumping up the nutrition, cutting down the fat, and cutting out some calories. Please RSVP by March 31st by calling the Extension Office or emailing lycoext@ksu. edu. • Quick and Easy Meals, April 8th 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Everyone is busy and struggle with getting a quick, easy, and nutritious meal on the table. Come and see how easy meals can be. They can take less time than going through the drive-thru and are more nutritious for your family. Please RSVP by April 3rd by calling (620) 3413220 or emailing • Bodies in Motion, April 22nd 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Let’s work on creating time for activity. Choosing an activity that you enjoy is one of the keys to lifetime health. Come and explore the many options that exist, as we introduce you to some new and exciting possibilities. Let’s get you moving and keep you moving. Please RSVP by April 17th by calling (620) 341-3220 or emailing • Fat Bucks Buffet, May 8th 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. will be at the Anderson Building on the Lyon County Fairgrounds. Fat

Bucks is a fun way to introduce the concepts involved in controlling the fat content of the diet by making educated food choices. Come and learn to measure the amount of fat in the food that we eat. We are having a build your own sandwich bar for demonstration purposes. This is open to the public for $5.00 (It is free for Walk Kansas participants.) Please RSVP by April 30th by calling (620) 341-3220 or emailing • There will be a $12.00 registration fee per participant in Walk Kansas 2014. This includes a t-shirt, Kick-off Party, Fat Bucks Buffet, Walk Abouts and all three classes. We would like to have teams registered by March 15. If you would like your shirts by kickoff please register by Feb. 28. Late registration will be accepted until the kick-off party and will be $20 per participant. • So, gather your teammates, dust off your exercise shoes and prepare to join us in the eightweek journey across Kansas. Team Captain packets are available online at www.lyon.ksu. edu. If you have questions please call me at the Extension Office. I will be glad to visit with you. I look forward to hearing from all of you soon. Help me reach my goal of 100 teams. —Rhonda Gordon is the Family and Consumer Sciences agent for K-State Research and Extension in Lyon County. For more information on this column, nutrition, food safety, parenting, financial management, health and safety email Rhonda at call the Lyon County Extension Office at 341-3220.


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EXETER, CALIF.– A week of freezing temperatures in early December wiped out nearly a quarter of California’s $2 billion citrus industry, an industry group estimated on Monday. The group, California Citrus Mutual, said the damage was confined to the state’s Central Valley, where about $441 million in mandarin and navel oranges and lemons were lost during seven consecutive nights of freezing temperatures in early December. Consumers are likely to see at least a slight increase in the price of oranges at the grocery store and can expect a shorter season for California citrus, the group said. “It’s a significant loss, but most of that’s going to go to the grower’s bottom line,” said Bob Blakely, director of industry relations for California Citrus Mutual. Temperatures fell into the low 20s during the freeze, forcing growers to turn to irrigation and wind machines to propel warm air through the fields. The cold temperatures also put other crops such as lettuce and avocado at risk. The mandarin crop was of particular concern because the tiny fruit is thinner-skinned than other oranges, making it more susceptible to cold. California Citrus Mutual said about 20 percent of the mandarin crop had already been harvested when the freeze set in, but about 40 percent of the remaining oranges, or $150 mil-

lion in revenue, was lost. The navel crop suffered a 30 percent loss, with the dollar value of the damage hit $260 million, the group said. About $24 million in lemons also were lost. The group estimated that citrus growers spent $49 million to protect the crop through early January. The vast majority of California’s citrus crop is consumed as fruit, not juice, so the loss will not affect juice prices, Blakely said. The industry, additionally, is wary of prices going too high, said Joel Nelsen, president of California Citrus Mutual. Prices climbed significantly after a 2007 freeze, Nelsen said. The result was more competition from offshore citrus and a switch by consumers to other fruits. “We don’t want to lose shelf space, the consumer focus on California citrus,” he said. “We don’t want to lose their purchasing habits. We don’t have that option to recapture all of what was lost.” Farmers have crop insurance, although it will not likely cover all of their losses, Nelsen said. One change consumers are likely to see is a shorter season for California oranges. The industry expects to ship them to the marketplace through mid-May, versus the traditional availability into July, Nelsen said California’s drought will not affect this year’s crop, but it could be a factor for the following year, he said.

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Emporia State baseball, softball cancelled Due to this week’s winter storm and forecasted future winter weather the Emporia State Baseball 2014 Opening Series against Metro State at Glennen Field in the Trusler Sports Complex has been canceled and will not be made up. Emporia State’s next scheduled game is set for February 19 at Newman in Wichita, although the Hornets may add games next weekend, February 14-16. The Emporia State softball team’s tournament at Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant, Okla. has also been canceled and will not be made up. The Hornets next scheduled action is set for next weekend, Feb. 1416 at an Ark.-Monticello Tournament in Bentonville, Ark.

Royals FanFest shows to air on Fox Sports Kansas City Fox Sports Kansas City will air two shows centered on the 2014 Royals FanFest, which drew a record-setting crowd to Bartle Hall in the downtown Kansas City Convention Center last weekend. In the first show FOX Sports Kansas City’s Ryan Lefebvre interviews designated hitter Billy Butler, Joel Goldberg goes oneon-one with general manager Dayton Moore, and infielder Mike Moustakas reflects on his 2013 season and plans to improve in 2014. There’s also a recap of the Royals awards ceremony. The second show includes an interview with manager Ned Yost, a feature on the Royals’ three Gold Glove winners, a tour of FanFest with Rex Hudler and a look at last week’s Royals Caravan. The Royals FanFest shows will be available on FOX Sports Kansas City and FOX Sports Midwest in western and central Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa. DirecTV subscribers will find them on channel 671 and Dish customers on channel 418.

NASCAR creates new “deterrence” penalty system NASCAR has revamped its penalty system to define specific offenses with pre-determined penalties. The new “Deterrence System” classifies six different levels of penalties, with fines and point deductions increasing as the infractions become more severe. The new system will be applied only to technical infractions; NASCAR will still handle behavioral offenses individually. The structure also allows the sanctioning body to hit repeat offenders with a multiplier that could increase penalties by 50 percent. NASCAR’s previous penalty system did not tie pre-determined sanctions to specific offenses.



The good fight



Chase County wrestlers sweep FHL Duals, PAGE 10 College football teams battle for top recruits, PAGE 11 V


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Due to the inclement winter weather that began to dump a projected 5-9 inches of snow on Emporia and the surrounding area early Tuesday morning, all area varsity athletics scheduled for Tuesday evening were postponed. Below is a list of when games will be made up. ✦✦Emporia High boys basketball vs. Junction City, postponed until Saturday, Feb. 8. Varsity will play at 6:30 p.m. immediately following the JV, which is scheduled for a 5 p.m. tipoff. ✦✦Emporia High wrestling at Gardner-Edgerton scheduled for Wednesday postponed. No makeup date available. ✦✦Hartford girls and boys basketball vs. West Franklin, postponed until Monday, Feb. 17. Girls game scheduled to tip off at 6 p.m. in Hartford with the boys to follow. Please see Weather, Page 11


Snow piles up outside Emporia High School Tuesday morning. The winter storm that hit the area caused all area athletics to come to a standstill.


The Kansas City Star


Emporia High’s Satchel Sill follows through on one of his rolls during his team-high game of 254 Monday at Little Apple Lanes in Manhattan. Sill’s 691 series helped the Spartans to a third-place team finish.


“ I m p rove m e n t ” h a s been the buzzword around the Emporia High girls bowling team thus far in 2014. Through four meets, the young and relatively inexperienced Spartans have seen their team score go up. That trend continued on Monday when they finished with a pin count of 1722 at the Manhattan Quadrangular at Little Apple Lanes. It was the first time Emporia has broken 1700 as a team this season and put them just 17 pins shy of defeating third-place Hayden. After the lone returner from last year’s regional championship team, Sierra Sill, led the Spartans in each of their first two meets this season, someone different has stepped up to pace the squad in the last two. Tuesday, that was Sierra Carr. Carr rolled a 461 series to take ninth-place overall as an individual. She also factored into the team score each of its three games. She started the afternoon with a 148 before really hitting her stride in Game 2, bowling a 168. She finished off the consistent showing with a 145 in her final 10 frames.

Sill wasn’t far off her pace. The sophomore also was part of the team scoring in each of her three games as she ended the day just three pins shy of cracking the top 10 at 458, which put her in 11th overall. Her day began with Emporia’s top game of the day, a 169. Sill followed that up with a 130 and a 141 in her final two games. Ta c i n d a Logsdon, who paced her team in its home opener on T h u r s d a y, got stronger as the day went on. A f t e r ge tting out to a bit of a rough start with a 139, she added four to that total in the second game. Her day ended with a bang when she rolled a 160, bringing her to a 425 series. That put her in 15th overall as she too was part of the scoring in each of the three games. The final three Spartan girls were in a tightly packed group, placing 2022. The leader of that crew was Destiny Siegrist, who entered the scoring conversation with a 122 and a 127 in games two and three after a 102 to start the day. That gave her a 351 series,

good for 20th individually. Calli Foltz showed consistency throughout the day in her 21st-place series of 345. She rolled games of 109, 119 and 117 to get her to that total. Jenny Garcia was a part of the team score with strong start of 129 in her first game. She wasn’t far off that pace in the second game at 116 before finishing with a 96 for a 341 series. The Emporia High boys finished the meet in third place amongst a tightly p a c ke d t o p three in team standings. Satchel Sill led the Spartans with a third-place individual finish as they collectively tallied a 2545. That was just 90 pins shy of taking first with team champion Washburn Rural scoring a 2634 and secondplace Manhattan finishing at 2617. Satchel Sill established his big day by finishing with his team’s top score of the first game, a 226. He followed that up with a team-best 10-frame score of 254 in the second game before finishing out at 211. That brought him to a 691 series, putting him in third place.

Just one spot behind him in the individual standings was teammate Zach Simmons. He started slow with a 193 but recovered in a big way. He came back hot in the second game with a 232. He finished strong as well, taking a 213 to finish his series at 638, good for fourth overall. Joining both Sill and Simmons in the team scoring in each of the three games was Alex Jimenez, who just missed the top five with a 625 series that gave him sixth. He saved his best for last, rolling a 235 in his final game after a 189 and a 201 in games one and two, respectively. Save for a hiccup in his second game, Braden Schuler had a nice day for Emporia just four days after rolling a lifetime best 754 series on Thursday. He started with his top game of 225 before dropping to 127 in the second game. He recovered nicely, though, getting a 195 in his final 10 to factor into the team scoring in the first and third games. The total put him in 15th overall. Hunter Guion was just behind Schuler at 18th overall. He rolled to a 171 in each of his first two games, getting into the team total in the latter. His day ended with a 156 to tally a 496 series. The Spartans return home at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

NEW YORK — They say the roads are as bad back home as they are here, where the sidewalks are like a war zone of puddleshrapnel and the airport is full of suckers like me with canceled flights. Which means you and I are in perfect position to take part in one of Kansas City’s most time-honored traditions. Making fun of the Royals’ new slogan. The club is going with “Be Royal” this year, which is sort of … meh … which, actually and sadly, is the whole point. “Royal” rhymes with “loyal,” and (even if the team won’t say it out loud) ties into that “Royals” pop song the kids like. So, fine. This slogan doesn’t make any promises about the team, and even if it opens up the club for jokes — doesn’t this team need to be better than what the Royals have been in the past generation? — it’s mostly just empty calories for highway billboards. Before we go any further, let’s acknowledge how senseless it is that the Royals (or any other team) hire a bunch of suits in cubicles to come up with marketing slogans that follow the first rule of medicine: Do no harm. And all teams do this, by the way. The gazilliondollar Dodgers are going with “Live. Breathe. Blue.” Breathing means living, and not breathing sometimes means turning blue, but whatever. It’s better than “Your Mortgage Payment is Our Players’ Dry Cleaning Bill.” The problem with a slogan is that in the best-case scenario, people will forget it. Quick, can you name the Royals’ slogan last year? I’ll wait. “Come to Play.” That was a relative success, a vast improvement over the year before, when “Our Time” became a boilerplate punch line for people to throw stones at a team that was supposed to Please see Royals, Page 11

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Women’s Basketball Today — at Washburn, 5:30 p.m. Saturday — FORT HAYS STATE, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 12 —NORTHEASTERN STATE, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 — at Central Oklahoma, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 — NEBRASKA-KEARNEY, 5:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball Today — at Washburn, 7:30 p.m. Saturday — FORT HAYS STATE, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 12 — NORTHEASTERN STATE, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 — at Central Oklahoma, 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19 — NEBRASKA-KEARNEY, 7:30 p.m.

Indoor Track & Field Friday — at Husker Invitational Friday — at UCM Mule Relays Feb 21 — at Nebraska Feb. 21 — at Kansas State

Baseball Feb. 19 — at Newman, 3 p.m. Feb. 21 — CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, 2 p.m. Feb. 22 — CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, 1 p.m. (DH)

Boys Basketball Friday — at Highland Park, 7:30 p.m. Saturday — JUNCTION CITY, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday — at Topeka High, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 — HAYDEN, 7:30 p.m.

Girls Basketball Friday — at Highland Park, 6 p.m. Tuesday — at Topeka High, 6 p.m. Feb. 14 — HAYDEN, 6 p.m.

Wrestling Saturday — at Manhattan, 9 a.m. (League) Feb. 12 — at Shawnee Mission West, 6 p.m.

Boys Swimming Friday — at Manhattan, 6:30 p.m. (Dive only) Saturday — at Manhattan, 10:30 a.m. (Swim only) Feb. 13 — LEAGUE DIVING, 4 p.m. Feb. 14 — LEAGUE SWIMMING, 4 p.m.

Bowling Tomorrow — at Topeka, 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday — HOME, 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17 — HOME, 2:30 p.m.






Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Upcoming Schedule Wednesday, Feb. 5 EAST Mass.-Lowell at Albany (NY), 6 p.m. Lehigh at Army, 6 p.m. Lafayette at Bucknell, 6 p.m. Ball St. at Buffalo, 6 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Delaware, 6 p.m. Duquesne at George Washington, 6 p.m. Boston U. at Navy, 6 p.m. Hofstra at Northeastern, 6 p.m. Saint Louis at Saint Joseph’s, 6 p.m. New Hampshire at UMBC, 6 p.m. La Salle at UMass, 6 p.m. Oklahoma at West Virginia, 6 p.m. American U. at Loyola (Md.), 6:30 p.m. SOUTH High Point at Coastal Carolina, 6 p.m. VMI at Gardner-Webb, 6 p.m. Dayton at George Mason, 6 p.m. Pittsburgh at Miami, 6 p.m. Longwood at Presbyterian, 6 p.m. St. Bonaventure at Richmond, 6 p.m. South Florida at UCF, 6 p.m. Campbell at UNC Asheville, 6 p.m. William & Mary at UNC Wilmington, 6 p.m. Boston College at Virginia, 6 p.m. Radford at Charleston Southern, 6:30 p.m. Auburn at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m. Tennessee at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m. Virginia Tech at Florida St., 8 p.m. MIDWEST Peru St. at Nebraska-Omaha, 11 a.m. Nebraska at Michigan, 5:30 p.m. E. Michigan at Akron, 6 p.m. Kent St. at Cent. Michigan, 6 p.m. Bowling Green at Toledo, 6 p.m. Ohio at W. Michigan, 6 p.m. Youngstown St. at Wright St., 6 p.m. Ill.-Chicago at Green Bay, 7 p.m. Missouri St. at Evansville, 7:05 p.m. N. Iowa at Illinois St., 7:05 p.m. Wichita St. at Indiana St., 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Purdue, 7:30 p.m. SOUTHWEST Alabama at Arkansas, 7 p.m. Louisville at Houston, 8 p.m. Mississippi St. at Texas A&M, 8 p.m. FAR WEST Fresno St. at Air Force, 8 p.m. Stanford at California, 8 p.m. UNLV at Colorado St., 8 p.m. Nevada at Utah St., 8:05 p.m. San Diego St. at Boise St., 8:15 p.m. Washington St. at Colorado, 8:30 p.m. Portland at Gonzaga, 10 p.m. Wyoming at New Mexico, 10:05 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 EAST Bryant at CCSU, 6 p.m. Robert Morris at LIU Brooklyn, 6 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at St. Francis (NY), 6 p.m. Fairleigh Dickinson at Wagner, 6 p.m. Marist at Rider, 7:30 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Sacred Heart, 8 p.m. SOUTH Barber-Scotia at Winthrop, 3 p.m. The Citadel at Appalachian St., 6 p.m. UNC Greensboro at Elon, 6 p.m. Middle Tennessee at FAU, 6 p.m. UAB at FIU, 6 p.m. LSU at Georgia, 6 p.m. SC-Upstate at Lipscomb, 6 p.m. ETSU at N. Kentucky, 6 p.m. UTSA at Old Dominion, 6 p.m. North Florida at Stetson, 6 p.m. Rhode Island at VCU, 6 p.m. Georgia Southern at Wofford, 6 p.m. Jacksonville at Florida Gulf Coast, 6:03 p.m. Davidson at Samford, 7 p.m. Austin Peay at Tennessee St., 7 p.m. McNeese St. at Northwestern St., 7:30 p.m. South Alabama at Troy, 7:30 p.m.



apan’s Junko Hoshino jumps during a moguls training session at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, prior to the 2014 Winter Olympics, Tuesday in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

Murray St. at Belmont, 8 p.m. UTEP at East Carolina, 8 p.m. Tulsa at Louisiana Tech, 8 p.m. MIDWEST UConn at Cincinnati, 6 p.m. Cleveland St. at Oakland, 6 p.m. UT-Martin at E. Illinois, 7 p.m. Bradley at Loyola of Chicago, 7 p.m. IUPUI at N. Dakota St., 7 p.m. IPFW at S. Dakota St., 7 p.m. SE Missouri at SIU-Edwardsville, 7 p.m. Penn St. at Michigan St., 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST SE Louisiana at Cent. Arkansas, 7 p.m. North Texas at Rice, 7 p.m. Temple at SMU, 7 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Texas St., 7 p.m. Georgia St. at UALR, 7 p.m. Houston Baptist at Abilene Christian, 7:30 p.m. Texas A&M-CC at Incarnate Word, 7:30 p.m. New Orleans at Oral Roberts, 7:30 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas-Arlington, 7:30 p.m. Nicholls St. at Stephen F. Austin, 8 p.m. FAR WEST Oregon at Arizona, 8 p.m. Utah Valley at Grand Canyon, 8 p.m. Portland St. at Montana, 8 p.m. Washington at Utah, 8 p.m. North Dakota at Weber St., 8 p.m. N. Colorado at Idaho St., 8:05 p.m. E. Washington at Montana St., 8:05 p.m.

New Mexico St. at Idaho, 9 p.m. Pacific at Pepperdine, 9 p.m. San Francisco at San Diego, 9 p.m. Texas-Pan American at Seattle, 9 p.m. CS Northridge at UC Davis, 9 p.m. Cal St.-Fullerton at UC Riverside, 9 p.m. N. Arizona at Sacramento St., 9:05 p.m. Long Beach St. at UC Irvine, 9:30 p.m. Oregon St. at Arizona St., 10 p.m. Santa Clara at BYU, 10 p.m. Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Loyola Marymount, 10 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Hawaii, 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 EAST Manhattan at Canisius, 6 p.m. Yale at Dartmouth, 6 p.m. Monmouth (NJ) at Fairfield, 76 p.m. Brown at Harvard, 6 p.m. Iona at Niagara, 6 p.m. Cornell at Penn, 6 p.m. Columbia at Princeton, 6 p.m. Siena at St. Peter’s, 6 p.m. Seton Hall at Villanova, 6 p.m. SOUTH Mercer at Kennesaw St., 6 p.m. Charlotte at Tulane, 7 p.m. Marshall at Southern Miss., 8:30 p.m. MIDWEST Detroit at Valparaiso, 8 p.m. DePaul at Creighton, 8:07 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8

EAST Fairleigh Dickinson at CCSU, 10:30 a.m. Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, 11 a.m. Lafayette at Boston U., Noon Butler at Georgetown, Noon Colgate at American U., 1 p.m. Maine at Binghamton, 1 p.m. James Madison at Drexel, 1 p.m. George Mason at Duquesne, 1 p.m. Loyola (Md.) at Lehigh, 1 p.m. Rider at Quinnipiac, 1 p.m. Wagner at Sacred Heart, 1 p.m. Robert Morris at St. Francis (NY), 1 p.m. New Hampshire at Stony Brook, 1 p.m. Coll. of Charleston at Towson, 1 p.m. Mass.-Lowell at UMBC, 1 p.m. Navy at Army, 3 p.m. Mount St. Mary’s at Bryant, 3 p.m. Fordham at George Washington, 3 p.m. Dayton at St. Bonaventure, 3 p.m. St. Francis (Pa.) at LIU Brooklyn, 3:30 p.m. Saint Louis at La Salle, 4 p.m. Duke at Boston College, 5 p.m. Cornell at Princeton, 5 p.m. Brown at Dartmouth, 6 p.m. Albany (NY) at Hartford, 6 p.m. Yale at Harvard, 6 p.m. UNC Wilmington at Hofstra, 6 p.m. William & Mary at Northeastern, 6 p.m. Columbia at Penn, 6 p.m. VCU at Saint Joseph’s, 7 p.m. SOUTH

Morehead St. at E. Kentucky, 10 a.m. Alabama at Florida, 11 a.m. Virginia at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m. Tennessee Tech at Jacksonville St., 11 a.m. Jacksonville at Stetson, Noon Charleston Southern at VMI, Noon Kentucky at Mississippi St., 12:30 p.m. Longwood at Coastal Carolina, 1 p.m. Middle Tennessee at FIU, 1 p.m. NC State at Miami, 1 p.m. Radford at Presbyterian, 1 p.m. Liberty at UNC Asheville, 1 p.m. Appalachian St. at W. Carolina, 1 p.m. Florida St. at Maryland, 2 p.m. South Carolina at Tennessee, 2 p.m. SC State at Delaware St., 3 p.m. Auburn at LSU, 3 p.m. Coppin St. at Md.-Eastern Shore, 3 p.m. Norfolk St. at Morgan St., 3 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at NC Central, 3 p.m. Nicholls St. at Northwestern St., 3 p.m. Arkansas at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m. Campbell at Winthrop, 3 p.m. Austin Peay at Belmont, 4 p.m. UTSA at East Carolina, 4 p.m. Southern U. at Grambling St., 4 p.m. ETSU at Lipscomb, 4 p.m. Missouri at Mississippi, 4 p.m. Howard at Hampton, 5 p.m. Alabama St. at MVSU, 5 p.m. Florida A&M at NC A&T, 5 p.m. Alcorn St. at Jackson St., 5:30 p.m. Furman at Davidson, 6 p.m. Georgia Southern at Elon, 6 p.m. UAB at FAU, 6 p.m. High Point at Gardner-Webb, 6 p.m. North Texas at Louisiana Tech, 6 p.m. SC-Upstate at N. Kentucky, 6 p.m. UTEP at Old Dominion, 6 p.m. Chattanooga at Samford, 6 p.m. North Florida at Florida Gulf Coast, 6:03 p.m. Wofford at The Citadel, 6:05 p.m. Texas A&M at Georgia, 7 p.m. Rutgers at South Florida, 7 p.m. Murray St. at Tennessee St., 7:30 p.m. Gonzaga at Memphis, 8 p.m. MIDWEST North Carolina at Notre Dame, 11 a.m. Nebraska at Northwestern, Noon Cleveland St. at Wright St., Noon Texas at Kansas St., 12:30 p.m. Toledo at Ball St., 1 p.m. Kent St. at E. Michigan, 1 p.m. Milwaukee at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Michigan at Iowa, 1 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Ohio, 1 p.m. W. Illinois at Nebraska-Omaha, 1:07 p.m. SE Missouri at E. Illinois, 2 p.m. Providence at Xavier, 2 p.m. TCU at Iowa St., 3 p.m. West Virginia at Kansas, 3 p.m. IPFW at N. Dakota St., 3 p.m. IUPUI at S. Dakota St., 4 p.m. UMKC at Chicago St., 4:30 p.m. Purdue at Ohio St., 5 p.m. Buffalo at Cent. Michigan, 6 p.m. Missouri St. at S. Illinois, 6 p.m. Indiana at Minnesota, 7:15 p.m. Wichita St. at N. Iowa, 8 p.m. UT-Martin at SIU-Edwardsville, 8 p.m. SOUTHWEST Texas A&M-CC at Abilene Christian, 3 p.m. Tulsa at Rice, 3 p.m. New Orleans at Cent. Arkansas, 4 p.m. Houston Baptist at Incarnate Word, 4 p.m. Lamar at Sam Houston St., 4 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas St., 4:30 p.m. W. Kentucky at UALR, 5 p.m. Baylor at Oklahoma, 6 p.m. McNeese St. at Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m. Cincinnati at SMU, 6:30 p.m. SE Louisiana at Oral Roberts, 7 p.m. Alabama A&M at Ark.-Pine Bluff, 7:30 p.m. Texas Southern at Prairie View, 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma St. at Texas Tech, 8:30 p.m.


The Chase County wrestling team finished off a dominant day with two wins Thursday at the Flint Hills League Duals in Herington. The Bulldogs got four pins in their 48-30 win over Mission Valley and followed that with four more in a 5412 blowout of Herington. “The Flint Hills Duals are the closest thing to a league title we have,” Chase County coach Derick Budke said. “We dual two of the other three league schools that night. Our kids take it pretty seriously and we have wrestled very well in the past.” The Bulldogs faced off with Mission Valley in the opener and got out to a bit of a slow start, taking losses by forfeit and by fall to fall behind 12-0 going into the 126-pound match. There, Quintin Lee took a win by

forfeit to get the ball rolling for Chase County. With the Bulldogs still trailing 12-6, 132-pounder Hunter O’Brien got it back to even with a pin at 2:46. Jacob Sharp followed with a win by forfeit and Jake Wessel pinned Darrin Swader in just 20 seconds at 145 to give Chase County a commanding 24-12 lead after four straight wins. “Hunter has missed some time this season both with injury and illness,” Budke said. “He’s a tough kid who brings a lot of aggressiveness to our lineup. It will be interesting to watch him and Levi Sharp battle it out down the stretch for the starting 132-pound spot. Both of those guys are really good, and our lineup is better when they are in it.” The Vikings came back with two wins by fall sandwiched around a forfeit at 160, putting the Bulldogs up by the margin of a single pin

heading into the 182-pound bout. That’s where they put away. Gabe Dorsey pinned Dylan Weekley in only 1:25 before Chris Crofoot got a second-period pin at 195 pounds. When Clayton Jackson got a win by forfeit at 220, it was 48-24 in favor of Chase County. Double-forfeits in each of the first two weight classes started the Bulldogs’ dual with Herington at the 120-pound match, where the Railers got a pin to go up 6-0. Lee got his second win by forfeit of the day, however, at 126 to send it to 132 pounds tied at 6-all. Levi Sharp took to the mat there and quickly fell

in a 5-0 hole. Herington’s Paden Griffith got a takedown and a three-point near fall in the opening period before a late reversal by Sharp set the score at 5-2 going to the second period. Sharp took control of it there, immediately working a reversal and sticking Griffith to the mat for a pin in 2:44, giving Chase County a 12-6 lead. The Railers knotted it at 12-12 with a pin at 138 before back-to-back forfeits put the Bulldogs back on top at 24-12. Trevor Burright kept the momentum rolling with a 56-second win by fall at 160 and Chase County was up 30-12 before a pivotal win for Calvin Montgomery at 170. Herington’s Tate Becker got out to a commanding 9-0 lead in the first period with a takedown, a pair of twopoint near falls and another of the three-point variety. It

didn’t matter. Montgomery broke Becker down and had him pinned within 36 seconds of the second period starting to stretch the lead to 36-12. “We were in several matches where our guys fell behind early only to rally late and get the win,” Budke said. “You love it when kids come back when they are down. It really says something about their toughness. Levi Sharp and Calvin Montgomery were both down in matches by more than five points each and came back to get falls.” From there it was all Chase County. It got wins by forfeit in three of the last four weight classes with Jackson getting a pin in 1:48 of the 220-pound match against Nate Backhus. The Bulldogs (3-2 overall, 3-0 FHL) will return to the mat on Thursday on the road.


SOCHI, Russia — No one knows Olympic ski courses better than Bernhard Russi, and he likes the ones in the mountains above Sochi. Alpine skiing’s master architect has been creating and adapting the Russian slopes since 2006. His latest work will begin to be revealed in the marquee men’s downhill race scheduled on Sunday. “I’m very happy,” Russi, who won downhill gold for Switzerland at the 1972 Sapporo Olympics, told The Associated Press in a recent interview. “It’s well balanced in terms of difficulties and in terms of features.” It is also something of a mystery. The men’s and women’s courses at the Rosa Khutor resort have each hosted one World Cup meet, totaling only three races on back-toback weekends in February 2012. The men’s speed course, though modified slightly after the test races, gave up enough secrets to allow

comparison with a more familiar stop on the seasonlong circuit. “It’s a little bit like Beaver Creek,” said Russi, who also designed the downhill track in Colorado known as Birds of Prey. “Longer, more space, with these two big jumps at the end.” United States men’s head coach Sasha Rearick described the Sochi Olympic course as “a great modern downhill, much like Beaver Creek.” “It’s got every component,” Rearick told the AP. “It’s got huge jumps, it’s got glide sections, it’s got highspeed turns.” The U.S. team has reason to like the comparison: Bode Miller has twice won the Birds of Prey downhill and Ted Ligety has won his home World Cup giant slalom four times. Miller also placed fourth in the World Cup downhill in Sochi two years ago, finishing 0.61 seconds behind winner Beat Feuz of Switzerland. Feuz covered that 3.5-kilometer (2.17-mile) long course in 2 minutes, 14.10

seconds — longer than all on the World Cup circuit except the classic course in Wengen, Switzerland. It was also icy enough that weekend to injure Feuz, Miller and Ivica Kostelic, the following day’s supercombined winner. “That was over the top and it was also dangerous once the ice broke,” Rearick recalled. “If they do a good job of watering the hill and grooming it in, I think it’s going to be good.” Potential downhill favorite Aksel Lund Svindal, who was 13th behind Feuz, is no fan of the ice but said the men’s course must withstand more than two weeks of training and racing. “They need a hard surface or we could have the issue where it’s a start-number race and no one wants that for the Olympics,” said the big Norwegian, whose three medals at the 2010 Vancouver Games included downhill silver. Four years ago, downhill training and the medal race were hampered and delayed by rain and warm temperatures.

Russi said snow conditions determine 30 percent of how a course plays, and setting the gates will also be a factor after studying the test events. “The course setting can be, will be a little bit faster on the top, two to three turns less,” he said. “The first (races) you always control it a little bit more than necessary. You can let it go now.” The downhill starts at about 2,000 meters (6,562 feet) and drops a further 1,000 meters (3,281 feet). In lower sections, the men’s giant slalom course has had more rolling terrain built into it since 2012. Ligety pointed to “really important sharp rolls that are going to be tactical, you’re going to have to be smart on.” “It’s not super technical ever, it doesn’t have any long sustained pitches like you normally see on the World Cup,” Ligety said in Wengen last month. “I think it’s actually a good hill for me.” The women’s course is on an adjoining slope, sweeping into a shared finish area, and

had major changes after a World Cup downhill won by German star Maria HoeflRiesch. A rising approach to a jump in an upper section known as Devil’s Spine sapped so much speed that it was built down, Russi said. “There weren’t any giveaways on that hill,” recalled Julia Mancuso, who was sixth that day. “A couple steep pitches and a lot of fast gliding and some jumps.” Russi started work in Sochi in 2006, commissioned to create an elite Alpine resort in Russia with no guarantee of winning the Olympic hosting contest the following year. “The ski area would have been constructed anyway,” said Russi, who will attend the games in one of his other jobs as a commentator for Switzerland’s Germanlanguage state broadcaster. But he looks back fondly on his work in Rosa Khutor, dating back to the very start. “There is nobody there. Just you, nature, mountain,” Russi said. “I became a friend of the mountain and then we worked.”

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Gritty Syracuse is atop the national rankings after playing second fiddle to Arizona for two months, and the Orange’s perfect season is intact after another single-digit victory. Syracuse (22-0, 9-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Notre Dame 61-55 on Monday night, its fourth win by six points or fewer, to remain one of two unbeatens along with No. 4 Wichita State. Off to the best start in school history, the Orange are on top of the poll for the first time since a six-week run in 201112, and it’s the 15th week all-time Syracuse has been No. 1. “None of us talked about it,” said Trevor Cooney, who rescued Syracuse against the Irish with a career-high 33 points. “It’s just a number right now. We want that number at the end of the season.” Combined with No. 1 Arizona’s first loss of the season last weekend, the Orange’s 91-89 overtime win over Duke on Saturday moved them up one spot to the top. Syracuse (21-0) received all 65 first-place votes from

the national media panel Monday, making the Orange the first unanimous No. 1 since Duke was for six weeks in 2010-11. “We’re happy to be No. 1,” coach Jim Boeheim said. “Obviously, it’s taken a lot of hard work. It’s an honor. We’ll try to keep playing well.” Syracuse is the fourth team to hold the No. 1 ranking this season. Kentucky was on top for the preseason poll and one in the regular season while Michigan State was No. 1 for three weeks and Arizona, which lost to California hours after Syracuse beat Duke, for the last eight. Arizona (21-1) and Syracuse, which were 1-2 for the last eight weeks, switched spots this week. Florida, Wichita State, the only other unbeaten in Division I, and San Diego State remained third through fifth and were followed by Villanova, Cincinnati, Kansas, Michigan State and Michigan. Duke, which also won at Pittsburgh last week, was 11th, a jump of six spots from last week’s poll. No. 20 Virginia, No. 22

Connecticut and No. 23 Gonzaga returned to the rankings. They replaced Ohio State and Wisconsin, which both reached as high as No. 3 this season, and Massachusetts. The Duke-Syracuse game drew a Carrier Dome-record crowd of 35,446 and it was a record for wins between competing coaches with Boeheim at 941 with the victory and Mike Krzyzewski, the all-time leader with 973. Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon beat the buzzer in regulation with an off-balance 3-pointer that tied it at 78 and Jerami Grant scored eight points in overtime to lead the Orange in the first meeting between the schools as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The teams meet again in Cameron Indoor Stadium on Feb. 22 which means a crowd of about 26,000 fewer people, but it could be just as good a game. “We knew we were going to be No. 1,” Syracuse’s C.J. Fair said. “Everybody’s excited to be No. 1, but there’s a price to pay because everybody’s going to be gunning for you. I think it will bring out the best in us.”


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ROYALS From PAGE 9 be strong but instead lost 90 games. The Royals backpedaled when that season turned to mush, forced to try some revisionist-history spin that the slogan referred to holding the All-Star Game, not the actual team. But you can bet that general manager Dayton Moore and others in baseball operations are now given a heads-up before the marketing department goes public with a check the team may not be able to cash. This is how it goes. Marketing departments are bigger (and often more detached from baseball) than ever before. And those billboards aren’t going to fill themselves. So men and women sit around and bounce ideas off each other until — and this really is the goal — they find one empty enough that it can’t be used to hang a losing team. In 2011, the White Sox bumped up payroll and went with “All In,” which turned into a disaster when they finished 16 games out of first place. There is just no winning here. No profit in slogans. No traction to be made. If the team loses, the slogan is remembered only with irony. If the team wins, chances are something better and organic comes along to replace it. Had the Royals experienced more success last year, you can bet James Shields’ weird neon deer in the clubhouse would’ve become a thing. They didn’t, but 86 wins were


Kansas City Royals’ mascot Sluggerrr holds up a broom after an early-season sweep last season at Kauffman Stadium.

the team’s most since 1989 and enough to keep “Come To Play” away from infamy. But baseball teams feel as if they need these things, even if a T-shirt giveaway and fireworks can put twice as many people in the seats as any slogan (and a winning team does much better). Can we guess the runners-up to “Be Royal?” And remember, you can’t overpromise. “We’re Due.” “Ned’s Actually Very Funny Away From The Cam-

eras.” “Kids Under 12 Race Billy Butler For Free.” “Our Last Playoff Appearance Is Old Enough To Be A Doctor.” “C’mon, There’s No Good Movies Out.” Actually, this is kind of fun. Come up with a marketing slogan that wins, but only if it doesn’t lose. Sort of like a teenager who throws a party when his parents are out of town and doesn’t get caught. I tried that once. I was 16. And I got caught.

5 THINGS TO KNOW: COLLEGE FOOTBALL SIGNING DAY Alabama head coach Nick Saban, center, calls drills as his team warms up before the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma in New Orleans. The Southeastern Conference is still reigning supreme on the recruiting trail. rated recruiting class

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Officially, national signing day allows high school football players to start signing a letter of intent with the college of their choice. In reality, national signing day is not a starting block but a finish line. All the flip-flopping, committing, de-committing and re-committing stops. “It’s the end of the fiscal year of college football,” said former UCLA coach Rick Neuheisel of the Pac-12 Network. “Truthfully, the next year has already started. It’s a culmination of lots of work, two and three and four years of work to get these guys into the boat.” Sure, there are occasional stragglers among the blue chippers. Some kids get cold feet and need a little extra time. Or maybe mom flips out, and needs to be reassured that her baby is in good hands. But for the most part, by the time Wednesday is over, the vast majority of FBS teams will have their latest haul of players locked up. “It’s a long day,” Neuheisel said. For a coach, the best signing days are drama-free. “The last thing any coach wants at the 11th-hour is a surprise,” Neuheisel said. Five things to know about signing day 2014: S-E-C!: The reason why the Southeastern Conference wins all those national championships and bowls is apparent every signing day. When it comes to quality and quantity, the Deep South is the most fertile football recruit-


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ing territory in the country. SEC schools are sinking big bucks into coaches’ salaries and facilities to make sure all those studs stay close to home. Heading into signing day, the leading recruiting news sites —,, and — all had nine SEC teams ranked in the national top 20. That includes Tennessee, which finished 5-7 last season and Kentucky, which won two games. Expect Alabama to be crowned recruiting national champs — again — by most experts. The Crimson Tide has had the No. 1 class according to Rivals each of the last three seasons. Coach Nick Saban has commitments from five of Rivals’ five-star recruits. No other school has more than three. Those schools? Alabama’s SEC West rivals Auburn and Texas A&M. SIGNING DAY STARS: Most of the top prospects have already made solid verbal commitments. Signing day is a formality. But a few of the most-sought after recruits in the nation are still undecided: ✦✦Defensive back Adoree’ Jackson, from Gardena, Calif., took late trips to USC and UCLA and is also considering Florida and LSU. “That’s a family fight,” said Mike Farrell, national recruiting analyst for ✦✦Running back Malik McDowell from Southfield, Mich., appears to be leaning Michigan State, though his parents aren’t.

“That’s a pretty publicized family battle,” Farrell said. ✦✦Wide receiver Malachi Dupre from River Ridge, La. He and two of his teammates took a late trip to UCLA. Farrell says LSU is still his best guess on where Dupre lands, but watch out for Florida State. FLIP-FLOPPERS: Last season, three of Rivals’ five-stars flipped on signing day, including Florida State star defensive back Jalen Ramsey. Farrell said running back Joe Mixon of Oakley, Calif., is a candidate to pull a similar move this season. He’s committed to Oklahoma, but maybe UCLA can change his mind. MAD HATTERS: The routine is familiar to most college football fans. Recruit sits at a table with a microphone and announces his college choice by grabbing a hat with the logo of the winner. A few turn to props, like a live bulldog puppy to choose Georgia. Oh the drama! But sometimes the prospect’s future coach knows what is coming. “Two nights before (signing day), there’s a bunch of what we call secret commitments,” Neuheisel said. “No one knows but the coach and (player) because they want to make a big splash and big surprise.” PERSPECTIVE: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson was a two-star recruit, according to Rivals, when he signed with North Carolina State in 2007. The top-rated QB in that class was Jimmy Clausen. This is not an exact science.

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DENVER — Terrance Knighton summed it up for so many Broncos fans when he sat stone-faced after Seattle’s 43-8 drubbing of Denver in the Super Bowl and said, “It doesn’t feel real. It almost feels like a nightmare.” Following an otherwise spectacular season that ended in such stunning fashion, here is a look at some of the best and worst moments for the Broncos: BEST GAME: AFC Championship. The Broncos dominated the New England Patriots 26-16 in what turned out to be the crowning achievement of a recordshattering season that came up short. WORST GAME: Super Bowl. Peyton Manning had never played as poorly in the two years since joining the Broncos as he did at MetLife Stadium after the Broncos fell behind with a safety 12 seconds into the game and never recovered. “We’ve been through a lot and had a lot of injuries to key players, and I’m still proud of the team with how far we got and how hard we fought,” Knighton said. “The score doesn’t tell how hard we worked all year. Hats off to Seattle.” BEST PLAY: Manning throwing a nifty touchdown pass at Houston to tight end Julius Thomas that broke Tom Brady’s record of 50 set in 2007. He’d finish with 55 TD throws to go with a record 5,447 yards passing, surpassing Drew Brees’ mark by a yard.

WORST PLAY: Ma nny Ramirez’s snap over Manning’s head to start the Super Bowl that Knowshon Moreno smothered in the end zone for a safety. “Nobody’s fault,” Manning said. “It was just a noise issue.” Coach John Fox, who was lambasted for taking a knee and playing for overtime in Denver’s playoff loss to Baltimore a year ago, will long be second-guessed for not going with a silent count instead of a cadence that his team couldn’t hear. The 2-0 deficit wasn’t a big deal, except that it turned into a 36-0 hole by the time Demaryius Thomas scored his TD to keep Denver’s dud from being a humiliating shutout. “It’s hard to get things turned around against a great defense like that,” said Broncos boss John Elway, who endured three Super Bowl blowouts like this one before winning back-to-back titles to cap his Hall of Fame playing career. “They are a great defense. So, that’s why you can’t afford to lose the momentum because to try to flip it on a great defense is always hard.” BIGGEST SURPRISE: Denver’s self-destruction in the Super Bowl after such a stellar season in which the Broncos averaged 37.9 points and their three losses were by a combined 16 points. They trailed by more than that at halftime against Seattle, then the Seahawks needed just 12 seconds to score again in the second half on Percy Harvin’s 87-yard TD return when one of Matt Prater’s patented touchbacks — he had a

league-best 93 of them coming into the game, including 12 in the playoffs — would have been the best way to keep the ball out of Harvin’s hands. “We were hyped up, saying we were going to come out and get a stop, let’s get three-and-out and then they’re like, ‘Boom!” defensive end Shaun Phillips said. “We got kicked in the chin.” BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Failing to win a third Lombardi Trophy behind the best offense in NFL history a year after their crushing loss to Baltimore in the playoffs. This one hurts more, linebacker Wesley Woodyard said. “This is the biggest game, the biggest stage ever,” he said. “It (stinks) to come all the way to New York and not leave with a victory.” WHAT’S NEXT: Figuring out how to parlay this defeat into a championship next season with a roster that could lose Dominique RodgersCromartie, Knowshon Moreno and Eric Decker to free agency and that will need a makeover on defense even if Von Miller, Chris Harris Jr., Rahim Moore, Derek Wolfe and Kevin Vickerson, starters who were on IR by season’s end, come back and regain their form. They’ll have to look at taking a cornerback high in the draft, too. Decker’s 32 TD grabs over the last three years are tops in the league, but the Broncos have to think about contracts looming soon for the two Thomases, who are unique talents at their positions.

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FLYING McCOYS by Glenn and Gary McCoy






Wednesday, February 5, 2014

HOROSCOPES HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014: This year you could be witness to or involved in more misunderstandings than in the past. Confirm appointments. Repeat what you think you heard. Above all else, avoid snap judgments relating to interpersonal problems until the whole story is revealed. You will develop patience and self-discipline as a result. If you are single, establishing a calm relationship could be difficult, though the likelihood of meeting someone special increases after July. If you are attached, the two of you will learn to understand each other better. You also will develop more patience. TAURUS is a stick in the mud. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You'll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult

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ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Confusion surrounds the best-laid plans. You are entering a period where you would be well-advised not to make any formal agreements, as they are likely to backfire. Tension over a money matter needs to be worked out before late afternoon. Tonight: Buy a treat for yourself. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHHH Listen to a friend who always seems to be depressed. It is possible that this person could be going through a difficult period, and he or she just needs someone to express a more positive view. Showing compassion will encourage you to reach out to others. Tonight: Say "yes." GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHH You might sense that you are off-kilter and choose to ignore those feelings. Don't. You will be feeling stressed out by a situation, perhaps involving your work or health. Work through your tension; otherwise, you could add to your problems. Tonight: Take a personal night. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH You could find a problem to be somewhat unresolvable at the moment. Everyone can have an "off" day, and that includes you. Don't push yourself so hard, and make it OK to play it lowkey. Friends will seek you out. Tonight: Grab some munchies with a pal. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHH Don't count on others following through, as they could be experiencing some scheduling issues. If you want something done, do it yourself; otherwise, you will be left holding the bag. Observe what is happening around you. Tonight: Count on being the lead actor. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Detach, even if you feel consigned to having a certain outcome. Mercury, the planet that rules your sign, goes retrograde today. Honor a change in your energy, and look for simple solutions. Avoid making any commitments right now. Tonight: Catch up on a friend's news. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH You could be overwhelmed by your thoughts, so make a point to carry out some must-do's. You will like the acknowledgment of a job well done. Get into a regular exercise program in the next few days, as tension could mount. Tonight: Go along with a loved one's idea. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHH Understand that you have a tendency to be negative. Obviously, this attitude colors whatever you do. Use care with a child or partner, as this person seems to be more reactive than usual. You might need to mellow out, given the circumstances. Tonight: Be more optimistic. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH If you have an important matter on your plate, get it done as early as possible today. Take care of yourself, and schedule necessary doctors' appointments. Don't indulge in any extremes or overindulgences, and you will be much happier. Tonight: Squeeze in some exercise. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHH You are able to carry out a lot of responsibilities. A friend could feel neglected at the moment. Be aware that you might receive the cold shoulder. You will be more in touch with this person's feelings if you demonstrate your value of him or her. Tonight: Time for play. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH You'll want to air out a problem that has been on your mind, as you might not be comfortable with what has been going on. Don't take all the blame; others are involved, too. You will breeze through your daily routine, which might allow time for a talk. Tonight: At home. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH Express your opinion without expecting agreement, and you will be OK. Be more open in how you deal with a problem person in your life. Others will be curious, and your information could be helpful. You might start to see this person in a different light. Tonight: Hang out.

Horoscopes are for entertainment purposes only; they should not be read for guidance. There is no scientific proof supporting the validity of astrology.

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DEAR ANNIE: I am 69 years old, and my lovely lady friend is 65. We’ve only been dating for seven months, but I love her very much. However, a few things about her drive me up the wall. We live apart, and that is fine — she stays with me for a week and then goes home for a week. Here’s the problem. She is an impulsive shopper. She never leaves a store without picking up something, even though she doesn’t need it. Secondly, she is a terrible procrastinator, changing our meeting times constantly. Finally, and worst of all, she is a huge risk taker. She tries to impress everyone and acts as if she is still in her 30s. Recently, in the middle of a freezing snowstorm, she told me she was going to the gym. I said, “Are you nuts?” Her comment was, “I am a good driver and know how to handle the snow.” A few months ago, we were at the ocean, and she decided to see how far out she could swim. The lifeguard finally had to whistle her to come back in. She told him, “I know what I am doing.” She once tried to hand-feed a raccoon. She now wants to try skydiving and zip lining. I reminded her that she is 65 and needs to be a little more careful. But she gets mad at me when I say things like that, commenting that she’s been doing these kinds of crazy things all her life. I am really afraid that one day her luck is going to run out. How do I address this situation without upsetting her? Or am I being overly protective? — Worried DEAR WORRIED: Please do not assume that age is a factor. Plenty of 65-yearolds are perfectly healthy and extremely active. Unless your friend has a physical condition that limits her zip lining and skydiving, don’t upset yourself over it. Handfeeding a raccoon is simply idiotic, however, and some of her behavior indicates that she lacks sound judgment. If that’s a recent development, she should see her doctor. Otherwise, we suggest you stop reminding her how old she is. She seems sensitive about it and is likely to overcompensate.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX dementia classifications: Alzheimer’s, Lewy body, frontal lobe and vascular. At this time, there are 1.3 million Americans who have been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, which is the second most common progressive dementia and is believed to be under-diagnosed. These individuals are drug sensitive, and the incorrect drugs can cause full-blown dementia. Anybody who shows signs of dementia should see their primary care physician and request a referral to a neurologist for proper diagnostic testing -- the sooner, the better. — Trinidad, Calif. DEAR TRINIDAD: Thank you for calling this to our attention. Aside from the familiar cognitive symptoms of dementia (which are also common to Alzheimer’s), Lewy’s includes visual hallucinations, as well as movement disorders that may be related to Parkinson’s. The earlier it is diagnosed the sooner treatment can begin. Those who wish to know more about Lewy body dementia can contact DEAR ANNIE: After reading “North Carolina” and “Less Generous,” I realized that we have become too busy to say thank you. Children raised by loving, considerate parents have no time for them; grandchildren don’t visit grandparents or acknowledge gifts. I fear that decency and values are slowly leaving the younger generations. If changes aren’t made, it will be a sad world to live in. The future is up to them. May those who still possess good manners be a significant influence on their peers to prompt change. — Parent in Conn.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Rapper 50 Cent is bringing his headphones and audio line into NASCAR via a partnership with Swan Racing. The rapper — born Curtis Jackson — will have branding for his SMS Audio line on both of Swan Racing’s cars. The logos will also be on the uniforms for Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt, and the drivers will be featured on Swan-branded SMS Audio headphones. The partnership also calls for 50 Cent to make appearances at races throughout the 2014 season, although the rapper is no stranger to the Daytona 500. He made headlines when he awkwardly attempted to kiss Fox Sports reporter Erin Andrews on the starting grid for the Daytona 500. But NASCAR seems to be a fit for Jackson, particularly this partnership with Swan Racing, which is owned by Brandon Davis, the CEO of independent oil and gas company Swan Energy. Jackson is an admitted former crack dealer turned rapper who has built an empire beyond entertainment. He invested early in Vitamin Water and has expanded his business interests into clothing and now audio equipment. “I’m an entrepreneur, 50’s an entrepreneur and it’s a good fit for both of us,” Swan Racing team owner Brandon Davis said Tuesday. “This partnership broadens our reach and gets us into a whole new market and I believe that holds true for them, as well. If we both do this correctly, it should be a mutually beneficial relationship.” The deal is the latest for Davis, who is transforming the organization he purchased in late 2012. A former start-and-park team, he set a goal of racing in every event. Then he signed Bill

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Romanowski as an investor, and most recently added Iowa businessman Anthony Marlowe as a minority owner. Davis has also expanded to two cars for the 2014 season and hired a pair of young drivers in Whitt and Kligerman. The relationship with SMS Audio was put together by Illinois-based Pegasus Marketing Group, which works with the race team and 50 Cent’s company. Davis has yet to meet the rapper — their discussions have on the telephone because of scheduling conflicts — but Jackson said in a statement he’s excited about the venture. “Swan Racing and its up-and-coming drivers are the perfect match for SMS Audio,” the rapper said. “They are as passionate for

opens the door for entrepreneurs to come in and use this platform for different kinds of marketing opportunities, and this is one of them.” Swan Racing was a onecar team last season, primarily with David Stremme. The team had five top-20 finishes. Expanding to two teams has required doubling the team personnel, and a larger investment, which Davis is still doing without steady sponsorship. “It’s been a lot of fun for me, a lot of pleasure, but from a marketing standpoint it has been very hard,” he said. “I would grade my experience as an A, but my performance as a D and we are working hard to improve that. The hope is that in partnerships with Anthony Marlowe and SMS Audio, we are doing a better job and making some inroads.”

the sport of racing as we are for our audio products, and we’re confident that the music-loving NASCAR fan base is going to enjoy our headphones.” Davis hopes Swan’s partnership with the prolific rapper can bring attention to his fledgling race team. Davis said he spent “10 times the amount of money I planned” on his inaugural NASCAR season, and has been trying different avenues to bring in more marketing opportunities for his team. “We did everything we said we were going to do, and paid all our bills. It was just more difficult than I expected,” Davis said. “NASCAR is an entrepreneur’s dream. It’s a good platform because you can be creative with the way you bring money into your team and work partnerships. The structure

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DEAR ANNIE: I am a caregiver for my husband, who was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia three years ago. Before that time, I had never heard of Lewy body dementia, Kathy nor did I know that there Mitchell are actually four distinct Marcy Sugar

Rapper and businessman Curtis Jackson III, known as 50 Cent, poses during an interview in New York. The rapper will have branding for his SMS Audio line on both of Swan Racing’s NASCAR race cars. The logos will also be on the uniforms for Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt, and the drivers will be featured on Swan-branded SMS Audio headphones.


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Ag Financial Services Officer In Emporia. Grow your career as you develop, grow and service ag loan portfolio. Great opportunity with full Notices 20 ag financial services association. Related bachelors degree plus successful FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY to experience in ag related relationship children and animals, the Humane So- sales. RĂŠsumĂŠ and cover letter to Full ciety of the Flint Hills, 620-342-4477. description at: EEO/ AA/ M/F/D/V KELLEYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S U-STOR-IT: 3120 W. 6th will sell or dispose of property belonging to Jim Gregory and Sonny Brooks for default on rental contract, other expenses. Sale may be conducted 10 days after this publication. PAYLESS AUTO SALES, INC. will offer to the public for sealed bids for cash in hand within 24 hours of acceptance of bids of the following vehicle(s): 2000 CHEVROLET S-10 VIN#1GCCS1947YK136144 May be viewed and a bid can placed on the unit 9am - 5pm on 2/5/2014 thru 2/7/2014. Bids will be opened 2/7/2014 at 5:00pm at Payless Auto Sales, Inc., 2116 West Hwy. 50, Emporia, KS 66801. (620-342-5712). Vehicles must be removed from premises within 30 days.


Cable / Wire Technician


Classified Ads

PAYMENT IN ADVANCE REQUIRED - NO REFUNDS Ads Placed Before 3:00 P.M. Monday-Friday Started Next Day Monday Ad Must Be Placed Before 3:00 P.M. Friday PER WORD RATES 3 Times Consecutively..........................93¢ 6 Times Consecutively.......................$1.08 Monthly Consecutively......................$3.43 Card of Thanks......................................$12.00 Blind Box Charge....................................$5.00 (Plus additional charge for mailing.) Bold Line Charge 1-6 days....................................................$3.00 Over 6 days to 1 month .................$6.00

Minimum - 12 Words

We are currently looking for self-motivated technician to pull Ethernet and Video cabling. Basic electronic skills and construction background helpful but not required. Willing to train the right candidate. Seamless Data Systems does RIIHU(PSOR\HH%HQHĂ&#x20AC;WVDQG is a team oriented company. All interested applicants please mail resume to710 Industrial Rd, Emporia, KS 66801.


Per Inch Per Day 1 Time...............................................$10.39 2 Times Consecutively................$9.61 3 Times Consecutively...............$8.84 6 Times Consecutively...............$8.46

$500 SIGN-ON BONUS FOR QUALIFIED CDL DRIVERS! Business Services 210 Hopper bottom company with regional, dedicated runs, home on ADDITIONS, REMODELING, kitchens, weekends. Benefits include: Paid vacabaths, roofing, painting. Licensed, tion, company contributed health inbonded, insured. Free estimates. surance and safety incentive bonus. 620-366-1101. Call Dan at RC Trucking Inc., Gridley, KS, 620-437-6616. BLOWN-IN INSULATION: Go green and save money on heating and cooling. Insured. Credit cards accepted. 620-342-9530, 620-794-1096. CEILING TEXTURE changed to knock-down, cracks and water damage refinished. 620-342-3815, 620-366-2460.

200. Rental Equipment 210. Business Services Offered

GUTTER CLEANING Service. Will do odd jobs around the house & yard. 620-794-7950. HANDYMAN SERVICES: Interior & exterior: doors, windows, siding, guttering, painting and more. 620-794-1154.

Holiday Resort is currently accepting applications for full time CNAs for evening and night time shifts. Pick up an application at 2700 W. 30th Ave. Emporia, KS 66801

PLEASE CALL ME to get your route area! for delivering magazines to every front door in EMPORIA, and these surrounding towns: Olpe, Madison, Americus, Thorndale, Strong City, Cottonwood Falls, Lebo. Must be able to deliver between 8am - 5pm the week of February 3rd. Call The Emporia Gazette, 620-342-4800 or stop in at 517 Merchant St.

Moving, Storage


ORANGE DOOR Storage: 802 Graphic Arts Rd., Emporia. Call 620-343-2054. SINGLE GARAGE/ Storage. Secure, clean, dry, centrally located. 620-344-0998.

It is a violation of Emporia Human Relations Ordinance 1141 to specify age, sex, race, religion or national origin in Help Wanted advertising, except for bonafide job requirements. The Gazette will not accept any advertising which violates this policy. Not all â&#x20AC;&#x153;Employmentâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;Help Wantedâ&#x20AC;? advertisers offer employment. Some offer to sell information to individuals wanting to start their own business, or charge a fee for employment information. Please verify whether the advertising is making an offer of employment, or a service for a fee..

Help Wanted


$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS Kansas City OTR contractor hiring team drivers Class A CDL. Home weekends, great for full or part time. Good pay. Clean, safe driving record, 1 year recent experience. Retirees encouraged to apply. Contact Bill at 913-439-7981 or e-mail CNA CLASS: Held at Holiday Resort, February 24th - March 10th. Some weekend hours. For more information call 620-343-9285. Ask to speak with Deb or Terri or stop by for more information. ALL FREIGHT SYSTEMS OTR drivers wanted! ! ! Home weekly and 4 weeks vacation. Majority, 2013 APU equipped trucks. Full benefits and retention bonus. 800 mile avg. length of haul. 913-281-1203 ext. 1213 K-STATE LIBRARIES Two library Assistant III positions available. One cataloging, one serials. Three years experience in library work required. Education may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency. Complete position description and application procedures can be found at: position.html.


Kaw Valley Greenhouses is bringing a Garden Center to Emporia and is looking for two store Supervisors. Seasonal positions working late March - late June. 32-45 hours a week positions working out outdoors. Both must be able to run cash register, put up merchandise, water plants and work with customers. Day supervisor must be available from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., able to schedule, lead and train staff of 5-9 people. Evening supervisor must be available from 3:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. M-Sat and 10 a.m. to 6 pm on Sundays, able to complete daily bookkeeping, sales reporting and bank deposits. Both positions pay $11.50/hr For more information and online application visit or contact 800-235-3945.

380. Help Wanted 400. Work Wanted LIVESTOCK 560. Pets, Supplies, Etc. 570. Livestock 580. Rabbits 590. Poultry, Supplies MERCHANDISE 600. Office Equipment 610. Musical Equipment 620. Lawn Garden Equipment 630. Garage Sales 640. Articles For Sale 650. Antiques, Coins 660. Building Materials

Now Hiring

EMPORIA SENIOR Center, 603 E. 12th, is seeking an Administrative Assistant. Must be 18, high school graduate. Experience in bookkeeping and QuickBooks. This is 3 hours per day, 1pm to 4pm, Monday - Friday. Starting wage is $8.50 per hour with no benefits.

FULL TIME/ part time, CNA. Golden Living in Cottonwood Falls. Apply at: SNOW REMOVAL/ general lawn care. or at Mowing, hauling, pickup leaves, gutter KansasWorks. cleaning, tree trimming/ removal. Call Juvenal Ruiz, 620-757-5208.

110.Vans, RVâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Campers 120. Autos For Sale 130.Trucks For Sale 140. Tires, Parts, Accessories 160. Bikes, Mototcycle 170. Repair Services 180. Auto Rental 190. Construction Equip. BUSINESS SERVICE

220. Painting 240. Home Health Services 250. Child Care 270. Moving, Storage 350. Instruction, Schools EMPLOYMENT

6am - 2 pm Mon - Fri 8 am - 5 pm Mon - Fri FREE MEALS FREE UNIFORMS Competitive pay & paid vacations. Apply in person at 1128 D Merchant St. Emporia or online at

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OUR SERVICE DEPT. IS GROWING Automotive Technician positions available. Competitive wages, 401(k), health insurance, paid vacation. Apply in person or send resume to: Crow-Moddie Ford, Burlington, KS. RHINESTONE COWGIRL Salon is hiring booth renters and commission stylists. Call Michelle 620-366-0064.

$420 LARGE, COMFORTABLE, modern 2 bedroom, lots of extras. Pets considered. 620-343-7769. $320: 501 SUNNYSLOPE. Clean 1 bedroom, new carpet/ paint. CH/CA, petless, smokeless. 620-757-0508.

SERVERS: Needed for bar and grill. Available weekdays and some weekends. Apply at Emporia Country Club, 1801 Rural.

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the right to edit, reject and classify advertising. B u s i n e s s f i r m s r e q u e s t e d t o i d e n t i f y t h e m s el v e s .

Office Hours MON. - FRI. 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM Closed Sundays & Holidays Ads of 50 words or more not accepted over phone except with display account


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CLASSIFICATION INDEX 10. Auctions 20. Notices 30. Card of Thanks 40. Card Showers 50. Monuments & Cemetery Lots 60. Personals 80. Entertainment 90. Lost, Strayed, Found AUTOMOTIVE


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FLOORING INSTALLATION 30 years experience. Tile, wood, carpets, linoleum. Carpet restretching. Product available if needed. Insured, clean-cut, drug-free. Credit cards accepted. 620-794-1096, 620-342-9530.

Check Your Ad Adv ertisers Shou ld Check Their Classified Ads In The 1st Issue and Report Error(s) Immediately No Allowance can be made when error(s) do not materially affect the value of the want ad. Advertiser responsible for duplications ordered and will be charged accordingly. The Gazette is not responsible for damages resulting from error(s).

670. Fuel, Firewood 680. Good Things To Eat 690. Food Markets 700. Bazaars, Bake Sales 720. Crafts, Hobbies 730. Seeds, Plants, Flowers 740. Sporting Goods 750. Boats 760. Wanted To Buy AGRICULTURE 770. Hay, Feed 780. Farm Equipment 790. Farm Employment 795. Farm Miscellaneous REAL ESTATE 820. Wanted to Rent 840. Wanted to Buy FOR RENT 850. Roomates Wanted 860. Rooms 870. Apartments

890. Farms, Land, Garden 910. Business, Commercial 920. Offices 930. Houses 940. Vacation, Resort 950. Surburban 960. Wanted to Rent 970. Garages 980. Mobile Homes 990. Mobile Home Spaces FOR SALE 1000. Real Estate Agents 1010. Business Property 1020. Farms, Lands, Tracts 1030. Houses 1040. Suburbans 1050. Lots 1080. Vacation Property 1090. Mobile Homes For Sale STATEWIDE ADVERTISING 1150. Statewide Ads

NEED EXTRA CASH ? WE NEED PEOPLE ! To deliver magazines to every front door in EMPORIA, and these surrounding towns: Olpe, Madison, Americus, Thorndale, Strong City, Cottonwood Falls, Lebo. Must be able to deliver between 8am - 5pm the week of February 3rd. Call The Emporia Gazette, 620-342-4800 or stop in at 517 Merchant St. NEEDED: Cook/ dietary aid for Golden Living in Cottonwood Falls. Apply at: or at KansasWorks.

Optometric Assistant (Emporia, KS)

ENJOY COUNTRY DRIVING? WANT TO BE YOUR OWN BOSS? BECOME A MOTOR CARRIER FOR THE EMPORIA GAZETTE Area available: ALLEN/ADMIRE RURAL AREA Must be dependable, must be at least 18 years of age, have reliable transportation and a valid driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. Applicants must be available afternoons, Monday through Friday beginning at 1:30pm; Saturday 8:30am. Please apply in person at 517 Merchant LOUNGE HELP wanted. Apply at American Legion. Office hours 9am 3pm. No phone calls please.

Full-time position available for an individual that is energetic and selfmotivated. Needing an individual that possesses organizational skills and willing to work as part of a team. Professional attitude and ability to maintain confidentiality is a must. Applicants must be willing to work flexible schedules. No experience necessary. Benefits available. Apply in person at 512 Commercial. EOE

T-MOBILE Is looking for part and full time retail sales associates in Emporia. We are looking for highly motivated individuals with excellent customer service skills. Candidates must have an outgoing personality, be self motivated and eager to learn. Sales experience a plus but not necessary. Spanish speakers preferred but not required. $7.50 - $15. Earn hourly rate + commission. Send resume with references to This location operated by Simply Wireless.

PLEASE BE AWARE: Sometimes out-of-state transactions, particularly those requesting advance shipping charges or other prepayment, may be scams. Investigate thoroughly before committing your resources. YOU MAY QUALIFY for low cost spay or neuter for your pet! Call or e-mail today for an application. 620-343-3377 or

1 BEDROOM: Nice, quiet, smokeless, petless. With or without a garage. 620-344-0998. 1 BEDROOM: Nice. 628 W. 5th, $250 $300. Deposit/ references. 620-757-3036. 1 BEDROOM: Roomy. Most bills paid. Appliances furnished, $295, 620-342-2162.

1, 2, 3, & 4 BEDROOM: Chapel Ridge Apartments. Ask about our Specials on Select Units! W/D hookups in unit Articles for Sale 640 or on site laundry, full size gymnasium, swimming pool and on site maintenance. Pet friendly (some reFAMILY FLEA MARKET and Consignstrictions). Call 866-868-4905. Monments. New mattress sets at low day - Friday, 9am - 6pm; Saturday, prices. Come see us at 2705 W. Hwy. 10am - 4pm. Visit us at: www.perry50. 620-342-0826. EHO USED APPLIANCES for sale. 20 E. 5th, 620-342-1392. Call for list.

Fuel, Firewood

670 2 BEDROOM DUPLEX: Remodeled.

DRY WOOD: Fireplace, stove, camp fire and smoking. Delivered. Kenneth, 620-343-4383; 620-342-4267.

Wanted to Buy

3 BEDROOM: Ground floor, duplex. 2 baths. 1114 Union. $485. 620-341-1794.

Open February 1st, $450/ month. Call 913-980-0674 or 620-803-2547.

2 BEDROOM: Spacious with deck, CH/CA, W/D connects. Advance Real Estate, 620-342-9440 or call Paul, 760 620-481-0610.

AMERICAN WALNUT: Buying standing walnut timber, 25 or more. Call 816-232-6781 in St. Joseph for details.

2 BEDROOM TOWNHOUSE Brookfield Apartments & Townhouse 2 bedroom, W/D hookups, all kitchen appliances. Cell/ text 620-341-9400. $595 & $650.

All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation or discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination. We will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in violation of the law. All persons are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised are available on an equal opportunity basis.

CAMBRIDGE APARTMENTS Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4 bedrooms. Starting at $225. Most bills paid. Free WiFi. Security system. 620-342-2162. 736 E. 12th Ave.



$260: All utilities paid. Free WiFi. Free lunch boxes. 1621 Merchant, 620-481-1114.


BRENTWOOD COURT APARTMENTS Nice & new 2 bedroom, W/D hookups, all kitchen appliances. Cell/ text 620-341-7613. $695.


1 & 2 BEDROOM: Nearly new. 1/2 block west ESU. Petless. 620-366-2051. $325 UP: 1, 2 & 3 bedroom. Nice, near ESU, petless. 620-366-1101.

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$600, 1010 SCOTT: Like new 2 bedroom with all amenities. Brian MENTAL HEALTH OUTPATIENT 620-757-0508. THERAPISTS Outpatient therapists providing assessments, individual, couples, and family therapy to clients of all ages. Kansas licensed or eligible in a mental health discipline including psychology, social work, professional counseling, Ph. D or Psy. D. Advanced practice supervision provided if needed. (see All offices are NHSC Alma foods, a subsidiary of Hormel Foods, loan repayment sites. Send resumes located in Alma, Ks is a growing food manufacto: Robert F. Chase, Executive DirecThe Scoreboard Sports Bar & Grill Now hiring kitchen and wait staff. Day tor, Southeast Kansas Mental Health turing business and is accepting applications for Center, PO Box 807, Iola, KS, 66749. and evening availability required. ExQuality Control Auditors. perience a plus. Please apply in person 620-365-8641, EOE/ AA at 23 E. 6th Ave.


Qualifications (Include, but not limited to):

Do you want a fulfilling career helping people? Do you desire to be a team player on a winning team? Do you have the desire to learn and the capacity to learn quickly? ESB Financial has an opening for a Client Service Rep. II. Desired skills/qualifications: 4 or more years of banking experience (preferred) or similar/related experience, demonstrated ability to work extensively with others, proven ability that he/ she is capable of solving problems by analyzing data and weighing the outcomes of a decision, self-starter, accurate with names and numbers, basic computer skills including Word and Excel, and excellent communication and listening skills. Must be available to work between 8 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and a Saturday morning rotation. Apply in person at ESB Financial, 801 Merchant St., Emporia, KS. Equal Opportunity Employer



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715 CONSTITUTION: Remodeled, large 2 bedroom, off street parking. Call 620-342-7205.

1 BEDROOM: Appliances furnished, W/D hookups, garage, large yard, $325, 620-342-2162.

1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS: Nice, clean; $375 APARTMENTS Studio, 1 and 2 bedrooms available. No $675. 620-481-4777, 620-343-7464. pets. 620-344-3531, 620-343-1774. 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath. Newly remodeled. Large yard. 405 East St. 2 BEDROOM: Newly remodeled. 620-342-3202. 620-341-1862. CHARMING, SPACIOUS 1 bedrooms, petless, 901 Constitution: $325. 620-794-5699, 620-340-7521.

3 BEDROOM: Very nice, fenced yard, references, lease, deposit required. $500. No pets. 620-342-7281, 620-340-2623.

FIRST MONTH: Rent free, 2 bedroom. Most utilities paid. 216 W. 8th. $425/ month. No pets. 620-342-1363.

5 BEDROOM: 2 bath house for rent. 1128 Neosho. Call 620-343-5270.

AVAILABLE NOW: 328 Sylvan. $450. FULLY REMODELED: 2 bedroom, 1 Refrigerator & stove. 2 bedrooms. bath, 1 car garage, appliances included. References and deposit required. No Great neighborhood. No pets. pets. 620-340-5023. 620-341-3622. EMPORIA'S #1 APARTMENT WEB SITE Cell/ text 620-341-7613.

AVAILABLE NOW: Cute 2 + bedroom, 621 Chestnut. CH/CA, stove, refrigerator, fenced yard. $425 plus deposit. 316-323-8353 leave message.

LARGE, CLEAN 1 bedroom. Location. Appliances. Most utilities paid. $325, deposit. 620-366-0599.

FARM HOUSE: 2 bedroom. 620-341-1862.

NEW 3 BEDROOM: Duplex, 2 full baths. 1112 Union, $625. 620-341-1794.

OLPE: 3 bedroom, 1 bath, CH/CA, garage, large storage shed. $575. 620-344-2761, 620-343-2232.

NICE, LARGE: 2 bedroom, hardwood floors, W/D hookups. 1023 Constitution. $500. 620-340-7521.

Vacation, Resort



A farmer takes advantage of dry weather to till a field in preparation for spring planting near England, Ark. Congress has given its final approval to a sweeping five-year farm bill that provides food for the needy and subsidies for farmers. Ending years of political battles, the Senate vote Tuesday sends the measure to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it. By Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press

QUIET: Large 2 bedroom, W/D hookups. Low utilities, petless. $475 plus deposit. 502 Wilson. 620-342-5455, 620-341-3821.

Farms, Lands, Gardens 890 WANTED: Hay ground and pasture to rent for the 2014/ 2015 season. Call 620-794-2047.

Business, Commercial


1102 COMMERCIAL: 2 bays, 1 bay has lift. Call S & S Oil & Propane. 620-342-2835. 5,000 sq. ft commercial space on Graham Street. For more information, 620-342-3345.

Mobile Homes


NICE 2 - 3 BEDROOMS: Lincoln Village & Belmont Estates. Water & trash paid. Must see! Call 620-342-7205 or stop by 525 S. Commercial. OLPE: 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. CH/CA, W/D hookups. garage, yard. $375. 620-343-2232; 620-344-2761.

Newly refurbished building on Commercial St., Emporia, for lease. New roof, exterior surfacing and awnings, new look for someone’s new home. Approximately 25’x130’ Formerly The Shopper, 718 Commercial, available immediately. Call EK Real Estate to view 620-342-3366



3 BEDROOM: 1 bath house in Madison. For sale or rent. 620-437-6434.

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Valeo is a leader in providing mental health and substance abuse services for adults in the Topeka area. Our vision is to keep behavioral health care consumer driven, to close the gap on mental health needs and services offered, and provide early screening for mental health and substance abuse. Valeo is currently seeking Psychiatric Advanced Practice Registered Nurses. The APRN is a member of the Medical Services team and prescribes under collaborative agreement with agency physicians. The APRN manifests a high level of expertise in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the complex responses of individuals and/or families to actual or potential health problems. The APRN is an expert clinician who delivers direct care, including pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment of health problems. Requires a Master’s degree in nursing with experience in the area of Adult Mental Health/Psychiatry. Must meet the criteria for registration in the State of Kansas for APRN and have a Registered Nurse license in the State of Kansas and be eligible for all third party reimbursements. Expertise preferred in the areas of psychopharmacology, psychopathology, DSM – IV diagnostic criteria; theory based practice, group dynamics and written and verbal FRPPXQLFDWLRQ $1&& FHUWLÀFDWLRQ LQ $GXOW SV\FK mental health is required, or at least the educational plan WR REWDLQ $1&& FHUWLÀFDWLRQ ZLWKLQ VL[ PRQWKV 7KLV position requires basic computer skills, the ability to sit for long periods of time to complete data entry, and the DELOLW\WROLIWDWOHDVWWZHQW\ÀYHSRXQGV0XVWEHDEOHWR pass pre-employment background check, and SRS Adult/ Child Abuse Registries. Valeo will offer a sign on bonus of $2,500.00 with a commitment of one (1) year of employment or a $1,500.00 maximum retention reimbursement per year of HPSOR\PHQWXSWRÀYH  \HDUVRIIXOOWLPHHPSOR\PHQW For a complete listing of these positions, please visit our website: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Valeo Behavioral Health Care, Human Resources, 5401 SW 7th Street, Topeka, KS 66606 or email to Valeo gives an incentive for Spanish speaking applicants. Valeo is an EOE.

WASHINGTON The sweeping farm bill that Congress sent to President Obama Tuesday has something for almost everyone, from the nation’s 47 million food stamp recipients to Southern peanut growers, Midwest corn farmers and the maple syrup industry in the Northeast. After years of setbacks, the Senate on Tuesday sent the nearly $100 billion-ayear measure to President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it. The Senate passed the bill 68-32 after House passage last week. The bill provides a financial cushion for farmers who face unpredictable weather and market conditions. It also provides subsidies for rural communities and environmentally-sensitive land. But the bulk of its cost is for the food stamp program, which aids 1 in 7 Americans. The bill would cut food stamps by $800 million a year, or around 1 percent. House Republicans had hoped to reduce the bill’s costs even further, pointing to a booming agriculture sector in recent years and arguing that the now $80 billion-a-year food stamp program has spiraled out of control. The House passed a bill in September that would have made a cut to food stamps that was five times more than the eventual cut. Those partisan disagreements stalled the bill for more than two years, but conservatives were eventually outnumbered as the Democratic Senate, the White House and a stillpowerful bipartisan coalition of farm-state lawmakers pushed to get the bill done. The White House has been mostly quiet as Congress worked out its differences on the bill. But in a statement after the vote, Obama said the bill would reduce the deficit “without gutting the vital assistance programs millions of hard-

working Americans count on to help put food on the table for their families.” He said the farm bill isn’t perfect, “but on the whole, it will make a positive difference not only for the rural economies that grow America’s food, but for our nation.” Obama praised the bill for getting rid of controversial subsidies known as direct payments, which are paid to farmers whether they farm or not. Most of that program’s $4.5 billion annual cost was redirected into new, more politically defensible subsidies that would kick in when a farmer has losses. To gather votes for the bill, Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and her House counterpart, Rep. Frank Lucas, R-Okla., included a major boost for crop insurance popular in the Midwest, higher subsidies for Southern rice and peanut farmers and land payments for Western states. The bill also sets policy for hundreds of smaller programs, subsidies, loans and grants — from research on wool to loans for honey producers to protections for the catfish industry. The bill would provide assistance for rural Internet services and boost organic agriculture. Stabenow said the bill is also intended to help consumers, boosting farmers markets and encouraging local food production. “We worked long and hard to make sure that policies worked for every region of the country, for all of the different kinds of agricultural production we do in our country,” she said. The regional incentives scattered throughout the bill helped it pass easily in the House last week, 251166. House leaders who had objected to the legislation since 2011 softened their disapproval as they sought to put the long-stalled bill behind them. Leaders in both parties also have hoped to bolster rural candidates in this year’s midterm elections. Conservatives remained unhappy with the bill.


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. returns to his Capitol Hill office in Washington, Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, after speaking on the floor as the Farm Bill is considered.

“It’s mind-boggling, the sum of money that’s spent on farm subsidies, duplicative nutrition and development assistance programs, and special interest pet projects,” said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. “How are we supposed to restore the confidence of the American people with this monstrosity?” McCain pointed to grants and subsidies for sheep marketing, for sushi rice, for the maple syrup industry. The $800 million-a-year savings in the food stamp program would come from cracking down on some states that seek to boost individual food stamp benefits by giving people small amounts of federal heating assistance that they don’t need. That heating assistance, sometimes as low as $1 per person, triggers higher benefits, and some critics see that practice as circumventing the law. The compromise bill would require states to give individual recipients at least $20 in heating assistance before a higher food stamp benefit could kick in. Some Democrats still objected to the cuts, even though they are much low-


Larry Hasheider walks along one of his corn fields on his farm in Okawville, Ill. Cuts in food stamps, continued subsidies to farmers and victories for animal rights advocates. The massive farm bill heading toward final passage this week has broad implications for just about every American from the foods we eat to what we pay for them.

er than what the House had sought. The Senate-passed farm bill had a $400 million annual cut to food stamps. “This bill will result in less food on the table for children, seniors and veterans who deserve better from this Congress, while corporations continue to receive guaranteed federal handouts,” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said. “I cannot vote for it.” Sen. Charles Grassley, RIowa, a longtime member of the Agriculture Committee, also voted against the bill. He cited provisions passed by the Senate and taken out of the final bill that would have reduced the number of people associated with one farm who can collect farm subsidies. Grassley has for years fought to lower subsidies to the wealthiest farmers. The bill does have a stricter cap on the overall amount of money an individual farmer can receive — $125,000 in a year, when some programs were previously unrestricted. But the legislation otherwise continues a generous level of subsidies for farmers. In place of the direct payments, farmers of major row crops — mostly corn, soybeans, wheat and rice — would now be able to choose between subsidies that pay out when revenue drops or when prices drop. Cotton and dairy supports were overhauled to similarly pay out when farmers have losses. Those programs may kick in sooner than expected as some crop prices have started to drop in recent months. The bill would save around $1.65 billion annually overall. But critics said that under the new insurance-style programs, those savings could disappear if the weather or the market doesn’t cooperate. Craig Cox of the Environmental Working Group, an organization that has fought for subsidy reform for several years, said replacing the direct payments with the new programs is simply a “bait and switch.” “The potential for really big payoffs” is huge, he said.

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Dr. Caracioni couldn’t have come to a better place.

“I enjoy helping people during their cancer journey, making their experience and outcomes the best possible.” We’re happy to welcome hematologist oncologist, Adrian A. Caracioni, MD, to St. Francis Health. Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Caracioni has been practicing in Topeka since 2004 and will now see patients exclusively at St. Francis Health starting March 3, 2014.

Adrian A. Caracioni, MD

Call 785-295-7800 for an appointment. 1700 SW 7th Street | Topeka, KS 66606


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