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By Allen Twitchell
When it comes to the climate this time of year, Kansans need only a moment’s notice to “buckle up,” “batten down the hatches,” “bar the door” and “duck and cover.” Cliches aside, severe weather does remain a possibility in the Emporia area today and Thursday, mostly in the form of heavy rain, large hail and damaging winds, according to the National Weather Service in Topeka. “Chances for anything severe are better this evening and later tonight,” said Kris Craven, meteorologist. “Then, you could have another round (Thursday).” The hail, if it comes, Craven said, is expected to range anywhere from one-quarter inch to tennis ball-sized. Lyon County is also at risk for tornadic activity from the storm front, Craven noted. “Everything (Tuesday) night was north of you,” she said. “But, there’s still a chance for tornadoes in the forecast the next couple of days. ... A big concern is the potential for flooding from heavy rain.” Today’s forecast calls for a slight chance (20 percent) of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Otherwise it should be mostly cloudy, with a high near 79 and wind gusts as high as 40 mph. Tonight, the chance of precipitation from showers and thunderstorms jumps to 70 percent, mainly after 11 p.m. A low around 66 and 35 mph wind gusts are expected. On Thursday, more showers and thunderstorms are likely (a 60 percent chance). Otherwise, there will be mostly cloudy skies, a high near 79 and wind gusts of 30 mph are forecast. Precipitation chances remain at 60 percent Thursday night with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 1 a.m. A low around 65 and wind gusts of 20 mph are expected. The chance for showers and thunderstorms continues Friday (40 percent), Friday night (50 percent) and Saturday (20 percent), with highs of 80 on Friday and near 77 on Saturday for the Dirty Kanza 200.
Victim identified The drowning victim at Coeur D’Alene Beach, Lake Melvern, has been identified by the Osage County Sheriff’s Office. Melvern resident Vincent L. Rice, 37, was scuba diving and did not resurface. The drowning is being ruled as accidental.
City band Thursday The opening concert by the Emporia Municipal Band will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday in Fremont Park, Fourth Avenue and Union Street. Selections include the “Star Spangled Banner” by Francis Scott Key, “Flourish for Wind Band” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Beguine for Flutes” by Eric Osterling and “The Four Hornsmen” by David Bennett. The Children’s March is “Them Basses” by G.H. Huffine and the sing-along is “In the Good Old Summer Time.”
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By Regina Murphy
A race that involves several thousand competitors and support crew members runs on volunteer power. The volunteer roster for the Dirty Kanza 200 this Saturday is getting full, but there are still some significant holes to fill. A special all-access document has been created on the Internet so individuals can see what the needs are and when they are. Go to www.dirtykanza200.com and click on “2013 Master Volunteer List.” For greater detail, or for help in registering to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit ERG, 608 Commercial St.
Before the race Staff with the Lee Beran Recreation Center will be doing some children’s activities in the 600 block of Commercial Street and could use some extra hands. Contact them at 340-6300. Emporia needs Commercial Street and its side streets to look good, as fast as possible. Volunteers have been out already pulling weeds and picking up trash block by block. “Gardens need to be picked up, trash removed, weeds pulled out of the sidewalk,” said Main Street director Casey Woods. “Right now, the side streets in the 1100 block need attention, and the 300 block south to South Avenue.” Anyone with spare time and a pair of garden gloves is encouraged to do what they can, and then a rally will be called later in the week for a final sweep. For more information, call Main Street at 340-6430.
The Emporia Gazette
As riders roll into town to take on the Dirty Kanza 200 and the excitement builds for the start of the race Saturday, there are a couple of souvenirs people can pick up. These are the DK magazine and rider trading cards that were produced by The Emporia Gazette. A 48-page glossy magazine is offered free at five downtown locations: High Gear Cyclery & Fitness Equipment, 520 Commercial St.; Studio 11/JavaCat5, 606-610 Commercial St.; Jimmy John’s, 726 Commercial St.; the Granada Theatre area, 800 block of Commercial Street; and Orange Leaf, 1114 Commercial St. The magazines are also available
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around town in special red racks wrapped in DK 200 promotional graphics. “Producing a magazine for the race has been fun and we hope it showcases the race and our community well,” said Chris Walker, Gazette editor and publisher.
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“We want to thank the sponsors who made the magazine and trading cards possible.” A digital copy of the DK 200 magazine has also been produced and can Please see DK, Page 8
12-Year-Old Cowboy Brings Home Big Checks Roping Steers By Frank J. Buchman Special to The Gazette
He’s not even a teenager, yet, but this cowboy’s one of the best paid around. Certainly, calculated on an hourly basis, Camden Hoelting’s wages come right up there with the highest paid of any profession. The 12-year-old returned to his Olpe ranch home Sunday night $5,765 richer than when he left Saturday morning. That’s highly significant in itself, but figuring it was for
just two seconds more than a minute’s work, that tabulates to about $331,620 an hour, without the slightest apparent effect on the youthful cowboy’s congenial, humble attitude. “I just got a little lucky,” Hoelting modestly evaluated his winnings at the U.S. Team Roping Championships in Hutchinson. “It took my top heelers. They were half of it,” quickly insisted the adolescent team roping header. Still a bit sleepy eyed, the Olpe Catholic School sixth-grader who slept in on his first day of
✦✦Starting line setup The starting line setup is from 4 to 5 a.m. Saturday. Four volunteers are needed, and they need to be able to move and assemble barricade sections. The riders will start lining up shortly thereafter, as the riders who intend to do the entire 200 miles leave at 6 a.m., followed by the 100-milers at 6:15 a.m. and the DK Lite riders at 6:30 a.m. ✦✦Finish line setup Please see First-Hand, Page 8
City commission starts forming goals By Jason Johnston
summer vacation, appreciatively and emphatically credited, “My dad helps me a lot.” Young Hoelting, who often partners with his dad, Eric, an accomplished heeler, had to beat that coach, idol and best friend, to bring home those checks. It wasn’t easy either, as Eric Hoelting and his header collected the second-place awards in one division right behind his son and partner. Now, before anyone gets to thinking this is a rich kid, al-
The Emporia City Commission conducted the first of two goal-setting sessions Tuesday night to outline the challenges for the commissioners and the community. “The goals are ... an actionable plan that can guide us as we move forward the next two years and set our policies for the operations of the city ... and for the growth of the community,” Mayor Rob Gilligan said. Jim Witt and Ron Leupp, managing partners for Growth Strategies, are the moderators for the
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Red Cross blood drive Emporians and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to donate blood to the Red Cross. Thursday from noon to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. donations can be made at the Emporia Presbyterian Church West Campus, 1702 W. 15th Ave. Donors can make an appointment by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visiting redcrossblood.org. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients.
Reading alumni banquet The Reading Alumni Banquet will be held this Saturday. Anyone who has attended Reading and their guest is invited. Social time will be 4:30 - 6 p.m. at the new community building. The dinner will begin at 6:30 in the school gymnasium and will be catered by the Miracle Cafe. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Contact Jane King at 341-3645 for more information.
Antique car show The community is invited to attend an antique car show at Sterling House, 1200 W. 12th Ave., at 6 p.m. Sunday. There will be root beer floats, games, square dancers and plenty of cars to look at; just bring a lawn chair. For more information, call 342-1000.
Skyline dining room open The Emporia State University Skyline dining room in the Memorial Union will be open through the summer for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Ample parking is available on the east end of campus; the community is invited to come.
Sunday on the Porch Red Rocks’ Sunday lecture series, “Sunday on the Porch,” continues at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon with “Remembering 20th Century Emporia” with Jack Atherton and Scott Irwin. Red Rocks is located at 927 Exchange St. and is the William Allen White State Historic Site. For more information, call 785-272-8681 or visit kshs.org/ red_rocks.
Senior vouchers for Farmers Market available ECKAN is now accepting applications for Kansas Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (KS SFNMP) vouchers. The program provides qualifying low-income seniors with $30 of cash benefits for use during 2013. To apply for these vouchers in Emporia, go to Lyon County ECKAN located at 616 Merchant St., or call 3424607. SFMNP vouchers may be used to purchase local, fresh produce at farmers markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture (CSA) programs. Emporia Farmers Market vendors who are certified to accept SFNMP checks will display posters at their stalls. Markets take place in the parking lot at 700 Merchant St. at 8 a.m. Saturdays, and, beginning June 5, at 5 p.m. Wednesdays.
Admire alumni banquet All former students, faculty and friends are invited to the 101st Admire Alumni Banquet June 8 at the Admire Community Center. A social hour in the museum will start at 4 p.m., followed by dinner. The cost is $14. Call Margaret at 794-0945 by June 5 to make a reservation.
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Incidents Reported Police FRIDAY Parking Problem, 700 block of Merchant Street, 8:02 a.m. Information, 2100 block of West Sixth Avenue, 8:43 a.m. Found Property-Misc, 2900 block of West 12th Avenue, 9:20 a.m. Dog to Go, 500 block of Mechanic Street, 10:11 a.m. OJ-Warrants, 500 block of Mechanic Street, 12:07 p.m. Unattended Death, 500 block of South Union Street, 4:06 p.m. Traffic Stop, 600 block of Merchant Street, 5:56 p.m. Supplement, 500 block of Mechanic Street, 5:24 p.m. Animal Running at Large, 10 block of South Exchange Street, 6:45 p.m. Found Property-Misc, 800 block of Cottonwood Street, 8:07 p.m. Warrant-Failure to Appear, 1000 block of Sylvan Street, 8:32 p.m. DUI-Alcohol or Drug, 1200 block of East 12th Avenue, 9:29 p.m. Parking Problem, 400 block of West Kansas Avenue, 11:12 p.m. SATURDAY Traffic Stop, 400 block of Merchant Street, 1:02 a.m. Traffic Stop, 800 block of Constitution Street, 2 a.m. Traffic Stop, 1200 block of East Sixth Avenue, 4:45 a.m. Traffic Stop, 600 block of Merchant Street, 11:14 a.m. Violation of Court Order, 1100 block of Commercial Street, 1:13 p.m. Traffic Stop, 800 block of East Sixth Avenue, 3:05 p.m. Suspicion, 10 block of West Street, 10:12 p.m. Fight in Progress, 400 block of West Kansas Avenue, 11:09 p.m. SUNDAY Traffic Stop, 100 block of West Sixth Avenue, 12:25 a.m. Traffic Stop, West Sixth Avenue and West U.S. Highway 50, 1:32 a.m. Shots Fired, 100 block of South West Street, 3:05 a.m. Animal Running at Large, 600 block of East 11th Avenue, 11:12 a.m. Information, 700 block of West South Avenue, 2:21 p.m. Non Injury Accident, West South Avenue and West Street, 6:58 p.m. Trespass, 100 block of South Exchange Street, 8:42 p.m. MONDAY Suspicion, 2600 block of West 18th Avenue, 6:46 a.m. Hit and run property, West 15th Avenue and Graphic Arts Road, 8:11 a.m. Harassment, 1700 block of West 13th Avenue, 9:28 a.m. Warrant-failure to appear, reported to the sheriff’s office, 10:29 a.m. Found property-miscellaneous, 600 block of Chestnut Street, 2:50 p.m. Found property-miscellaneous, 1100 block of West Sixth Avenue, 5:44 p.m. Dog to go, reported to the police station, 6:41 p.m. DUI-alcohol or drugs, East Ninth Avenue and Peyton Street, 11:30 p.m. TUESDAY Welfare check, reported to the police station, 6:27 a.m.
Sheriff FRIDAY Traffic Stop, West Sixth Avenue and Congress Street, 3:32 p.m. Traffic Hazard, 1300 block of Interstate 35, 6:28 p.m. Missing Person, 10 block of Locust Lane, 7:47 p.m. Traffic Accident Non-Injury, Road 290 and Road L, 9:14 p.m. SATURDAY Controlled Substance Problem, 1400 block of Road M, 12:13 a.m. Suspended Drivers License, 500 block of Prairie Street, 7:39 a.m. Agency Assistance, 400 block of Mechanic Street, 8 a.m. Gas Leak, 100 block of East Sixth Avenue, Allen, 10:47 a.m. Animal Bite, 500 block of Broadway Street, Americus, 1:19 p.m. SUNDAY Family Disturbance, 700 block of Walnut Street, Neosho Rapids, 9:19 a.m. Incident Report, 400 block of Mechanic Street, 2:26 p.m. Suspended Drivers License, 1200 block of Highland Street, 5:19 p.m. Non-Injury Accident, 1300 block of Interstate 35, 9:07 p.m. Check Welfare, 700 block of Road 260, Americus, 10:16 p.m. MONDAY Alarm, 1800 block of Road R, 8:41 a.m. Wanted Person, 2000 block of Ridgeway Road, 10:23 a.m. Juvenile Problem, 200 block of Walnut Street, Americus, 12:15 p.m. Traffic Stop, 1400 block of Interstate 35, Reading, 12:32 p.m. Injured animal, Interstate 35 at mile marker 141, Reading, 2:28 p.m. Agency assist, 900 block of Cottonwood Street, 10:41 p.m. Thefts & Vandalism Police FRIDAY Theft, 2900 block of Timmerman Drive, 11:11 a.m. SATURDAY Theft, 1600 block of Industrial Road, 10:42 a.m. Fraud-Gas Skip, 2000 block of Industrial Road, 11:38 a.m. Theft, 400 block of Mechanic Street, 6:43 p.m. Theft, 700 block of West Sixth Avenue, 7:24 p.m. SUNDAY Auto Burglary, 1000 block of West Street, 1:40 p.m. MONDAY Burglary, 400 block of West Street, 3:52 p.m. Fraud-gas skip, 100 block of South Commercial Street, 6:46 p.m. TUESDAY Theft, 1000 block of Peyton Street, 12:24 a.m. Sheriff MONDAY Criminal Damage, 1100 block of South U.S. Highway 99, 12:53 p.m.
Michael T. Tejeda Michael T. Tejeda, 45, passed away suddenly on Monday, May 27, 2013. He leaves behind the two sons he loved more than anything, Michael and Alex. Preceded in death by his grandparents, Jose Q. and Concha Tejeda, and Frank and Lupe Moralez. Survived by his parents, Jose C. and Mary Tejeda; siblings Deborah (Keith) Fulton, Carolyn (Dennis) Wetta, Jose F. (Hollie) Tejeda, and Mario (Shayla) Tejeda; three nephews and two nieces. Michael will live on in the memories of his family, and large circle of friends. Michael never met a stranger, always ready with a quick joke and easy familiarity. He was the Dallas Cowboys’ biggest and most vocal fan, as anyone passing by his house on a game day could attest. Eternal rest grant unto him, and let perpetual light shine upon him. Rosary, 7pm, Thurs. May 30, 2013 at St. Jude Catholic Church, 3130 N. Amidon, Mass of Christian Burial, 10am, Fri. May 31 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 2351 N. Market with interment to follow at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial to Children's Miracle Network, 1156 S Clifton Ave, Wichita, KS 67218. Condolences may be offered at www.devorssflanaganhunt.com.
AUDREY E. (VANDYKE) BINNS Audrey E. Binns, age 90, of Cottonwood Falls, died Sunday, May 26, 2013, at her home in Cottonwood Falls, KS. The daughter of Harvey Vernon and Mary Margaret Hall VanDyke, Audrey Ellen was born August 10, 1922, in Cleveland, TN. She graduated from The Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia on July 30, 1943, with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She had a Lifetime Teaching Certificate from the State of Kansas Department of Education. She and Clifford LeRoy Binns were both teachers and were married December 25, 1944, at the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Independence, KS. He died April 7, 1984. She and her husband managed a grain elevator business where she was the bookkeeper and, at one time, she and her mother owned and operated a boutique, VanDyke’s Fashions. She was an excellent musician, an artist, and a talented seamstress, wrote poetry and book reviews which she presented for various community clubs, and was a bookkeeper for several businesses. She was a member of the Cottonwood Falls United Methodist Church (former member of the Hugoton United Methodist Church) and a member of BZ Chapter of PEO. She is survived by her son, Gregory Van Binns of Hutchinson, KS; a daughter, Pamela Binns Wilson Palmer of Strong City, KS; a step-daughter, Kaye Binns Moore of Christmas, FL; niece-daughter, Donna Scott Newsom of Lewis, KS; four grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; one great grandchild; and two step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clifford Binns; and her son-in-law, Robert N. Wilson, Sr. A celebration of life graveside service will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013, at 1:00 P.M., at the Hugoton Cemetery, with co-officiants, The Rev. Harry Cross and The Rev. Kim Shank. A visitation will be held from 1 to 3 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions to the Chase County Senior Center may be sent in care of the Brown-BennettAlexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845. Messages/condolences may be left for the family at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.
Pets may be available for adoption at the Emporia Veterinary Hospital, 710 Anderson St., 342-6515.
A nimals Pet Patrol To report a lost or found pet, call the Humane Society at 3424477 or (866) 342-477. Emporia Veterinary Hospital
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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.
C L A R I F I C AT I O N A memorial for William H. Walker, who died May 25, has been set up with Purralot Kitty Rescue, with donations sent to Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, PO Box 175.
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The Food Service Department will again offer summer meals at several Emporia locations beginning next Tuesday. Free breakfast and lunch will be offered for children up to age 18 every week day through Aug. 13. Breakfast and lunch sites open Tuesday, May 28 at Village, Walnut, William Allen White, Emporia High School and Camp Alexander. Lunch also will be served at Sacred Heart School beginning June 3. The following serving schedule has been established for each site: ✦✦Village, May 28 - Aug. 2, breakfast from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., lunch from 11:3012:30 p.m. ✦✦Walnut, May 28 - Aug. 13, breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ✦✦W.A. White, May 28 - Aug. 13, breakfast, 8 - 9 a.m., lunch, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ✦✦EHS, May 28 - Aug. 13, breakfast 7:30 - 8:45 a.m., lunch 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ✦✦Camp Alexander, May 28 Aug. 16, breakfast 9-10 a.m., lunch 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. ✦✦Sacred Heart School, June 3 - 28, no breakfast served, lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Menus are posted on the district web site, www.usd253. org and they are posted at all meal sites. Over the past seven years, the federally funded program has provided more than 186,000 meals to Lyon County children, according to Food Service Director Jill Vincent. For more information, call the Food Service Department at 341-2382 or Mary Herbert Education Center at 341-2200.
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Flint Hills Calendar ✦✦May 30 – Leadership Emporia Alumni Association is holding their annual meeting: 5 - 7 p.m. at Coach’s, 2702 W. 15th Ave. Any graduate of Leadership Emporia is invited to attend. There will be a short meeting and a social. ✦✦May 30 – Chamber Ribbon Cutting, Kenyon Heights, 10 a.m. 342-1600. ✦✦May 30 – Emporia Municipal Band Concert, 8 p.m. Fremont Park. Free. ✦✦May 31 – Dirty Kanza Quilt Show, 10 a.m. 701 Commercial St. ✦✦May 31 – Pasta Palooza, $10. St. Andrews Episcopal Church. 343-6555. ✦✦May 31 – Pickin’ the Blues. Emma Chase Music Hall, 220 1/2 Broadway, Cottonwood Falls. Free, 7:30 p.m. ✦✦June 1 – 28th Annual Tallgrass Writing Workshop. Also June 2. Emporia State University: 341-5574. ✦✦June 1 – Sertoma Train opens. The train ride is 50 cents and is open Wed., Sat., Sun. from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. ✦✦June 1 – Piano Parade, downtown Emporia. Pianos will be on the sidewalks available for anyone to enjoy. Through June 9. ✦✦June 1 – Emporia Farmers Market, 8 a.m. Seventh Avenue and Merchant Street. Live music by Zx3. ✦✦June 1 – Dirty Kanza 200 bicycle race. Race begins at 6 a.m. and Finish line party starts at 5 p.m. 800 block of Commercial Street. ✦✦June 1 – Sherry’s Dance Workshop spring concert, free, 6 p.m., Albert Taylor Hall. 343-2456. ✦✦June 2 – Kiwanis Club breakfast, 7 - 9 a.m. White Auditorium. $5, sausage and biscuits. ✦✦June 2 – Community Open House for the new W.S. & E.C. Jones Cardiovascular Lab, 3 to 5 p.m., Newman Regional Health.
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Mental-health reform needs funding
anCare isn’t the only state health reform that needs scrutiny. So does Gov. Sam Brownback’s mental-health initiative, which has some promise but lacks funding and focus.
In the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, Brownback announced in January that he would redirect $10 million in mental-illness treatment funding to target people who are most at risk of hospitalization or incarceration. The plan is to create five regional service hubs for intensive case management and crisis-stabilization services. “I am committed to strengthening this system and making it more effective,” Brownback said at the time. Better coordination of treatment options within service regions could be a good thing. But local mental-health professionals and stakeholders object that the money to operate these regional hubs is being taken out of funding for mental-health services for at-risk children and families. “This $10 million is money that’s already allocated to mental health,” Janet Zwonitzer, a member of the Jackson County Commission, said at a recent meeting about reform in Manhattan. “They’re just taking it out over here and putting it back in over there, which means something that’s being funded now isn’t going to be funded.” Marilyn Cook, executive director of Comcare in Sedgwick County, said that there are 6,000 at-risk children and families now being served by this funding, including 700 in Sedgwick County. “There is no new money, and we are taking away from a population who needs it,” she told the Eagle editorial board. And funding already was stretched. Though Medicaid spending on mental health in Kansas has increased since 2007, state grants to community mental health centers have decreased. Robbin Cole, executive director of Pawnee Mental Health Services in Manhattan, said that her center has struggled for years with dwindling resources, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported. “We had layoffs in 2009 and again in 2010,” she said. “We have 25 percent fewer staff today than we did in 2007.” There is also a lot of confusion about how the regional centers would operate. And there is some concern that the state is moving away from a community-based model of mental-health services to a more regionalized approach. The reform seems like an ad hoc, political response to Newtown, not something that was carefully studied and recommended by local mental-health professionals. In fact, administration officials had indicated before Newtown that Brownback was preparing to cut state mentalhealth programs. Still, local mental-health leaders say they will try to make the initiative work. “We are going to do our darndest to do a little bit more with no more money,” Cook said. But is that a good recipe for reform? The Wichita Eagle
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Communing with nature unnatural for writer Don’t look for buffalo in Kansas (despite rumors that’s where they roam) or flint in the Flint Hills (it’s limestone or shale mislabeled, I’m told). It took an astute 11-year-old to bring these common misconceptions to my attention. Apparently, I need to get out more. And by “out,” I mean outdoors. Roughing it, for me, is an evening in the wilderness of the “Frenchy Quarter” in right field (where the whiskey drowns and the beer chases) at Kauffman Stadium watching the Royals. In nearly four years of Emporia residency (adding together two stints 10 years apart), not once had I visited the David Traylor Zoo. And that, of course, is within the city limits. The thought never entered my mind, as accustomed to air conditioning and cable TV as I am, to venture about 20 minutes west and take in the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Strong City. Both of these oversights were corrected during the Memorial Day weekend. It doesn’t hurt to have a pair of eager guides — cute, blonde and well-informed. VVV The great bison hunt began with a quick detour through the barn, where we tried unsuccessfully to interrupt the sleep of the large orange guardian cat, curled up in a pile of straw, totally oblivious to the trampling of tourists on this active Sunday afternoon.
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We proceeded to hike along the graveled Scenic Overlook Trail toward the Big Pasture, pausing momentarily to listen as the wind whistled through the tallgrass lining the path. Signs of bison turned up sporadically on the trail — small clumps of molted fur, an unmistakable mound of “leavings” — but the elusive beasts remained out of sight. Onward we marched, my eyes focused more on the ground around my feet than the majesty of the Flint Hills lest a snake slither into the vicinity and dispel any doubt that my standing as a rugged adventurer is merely affectation. A couple of miles into the journey, so far off in the distance as to appear but fuzzy dots on the horizon, the herd was sighted by one of my companions. “They’re too far away,” sighed the younger bison hunter. “We can’t get there.” Slowly, we turned, and made our way back to the ranch complex and visitor center, moving aside for a big blue bus carrying the less-ambulatory visitors across the tumbled topography. After a last check-in on the lazy orange cat, who hadn’t moved a lick, we returned to the visitor center, where a scaled-down stuffed bison, later christened “Astra,” was added to the family. Before departing, a circle through the parking lot revealed license plates from Missouri, Oklahoma, Kentucky and, earning the victory for best vocal exclamation, California. VVV The bison were much easier to locate the day before at the zoo, being confined by sturdy fencing to a
corner of the complex. We deduced the pair to be an old married couple in the midst of a marital spat, the larger male hanging out near the water trough at the far north end of the pen, and the female lounging somewhat in the shade at the southern extreme. After touring the rest of the zoo — marveling most at the numerous inhabitants of “turtle island,” some soft-feathered, some hard-shelled — we found our way back to the bison and were much relieved to see they had made up, lying in close proximity to one another in the tall grass. The whole of the zoo was quite impressive, but we dawdled longest at the prairie dog encampment, entertained by the playfully curious behavior of the clip-eared critters. Family members often acknowledge each other with what resembles a full kiss on the mouth (information courtesy of a conveniently placed plackard affixed to the cage railing). We were disappointed, however, that the alligator snapping turtle and the American badger failed to make appearances during our visit. June is zoo month, making this column a good deal more timely than the writer intended. So, plan a visit to the zoo and check the website zoo.emporia-kansas.gov/ for a calendar of events. Tell the bison, Grace sent you. VVV What did I learn from my “wild” weekend (other than the fact that buffalo are native to Asia)? Well, some of the most interesting, family friendly, informative activities are totally free of charge. That alone separates the experience from a professional sports event — by a country mile.
Security-leak probe pits Obama vs. Obama The first presidentiallegacy debate of 2013 erupted without warning last week, showcasing a surprisingly contentious dispute over, of all things, the national-security leaks and the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of freedom of the press. The debate seemed to become a face-off pitting a former University of Chicago constitutional-law lecturer, Barack Obama, against America’s second commander in chief in the war on terror, Barack Obama. At this writing, there is no clear winner. At issue are two Justice Department probes of national-security leaks that were undertaken with the knowledge of Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder. The government was recently revealed to have secretly seized telephone records of The Associated Press after AP reporters learned in 2012 that the CIA and its associates had foiled a Yemen-based al-Qaida plot to bomb an airliner. Also, the Justice Department reportedly used the century-old Espionage Act to obtain phone records, emails and other data of Fox News correspondent James Rosen, labeling him a possible criminal “co-conspirator.” At a May 16 press conference, Obama had said he had “no apologies” for his administration’s sweeping effort in which the government obtained records for phones used by perhaps 100 AP journalists. “Leaks related to national security can put people at risk,” Obama said. “ ... And so I make no apologies, and I don’t think the American people would expect me, as commander in chief, not to be concerned about information that might compromise their missions or might get them killed.” But on Thursday, in a major counterterrorism policy speech at Washington’s National Defense University, Obama sounded more like
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the con-law prof he used to be. After laying out an academically thoughtful conceptual framework for America’s future anti-terrorism policies and prescriptions, the leader who a week earlier had sounded like a “no apologies” national-security proberin-chief turned, almost apologetically, to the subject of national-security leaks. “The Justice Department’s investigation of national-security leaks offers a recent example of the challenges involved in striking the right balance between our security and our open society,” Obama began. “ ... But a free press is also essential for our democracy. That’s who we are. And I’m troubled by the possibility that leak investigations may chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable. Journalists should not be at legal risk for doing their jobs. Our focus must be on those who break the law.” Why did Obama seem to change so radically his emphasis of tone and substantive concerns in the past week? We may never know for certain — but one possibility is that even he may not have known all the background when he issued his standard line about how the leaks might have gotten people on a mission killed. First (and most important): I know of no journalist who would intentionally jeopardize the safety of troops, government agents or their missions for a scoop. I have withheld information at the request of the White House and CIA — even when it meant losing credit for a scoop. But it is also true that the reporting of certain facts may expose some covert agent in ways a reporter doesn’t foresee. According to the AP, it held its story for five days, at the U.S. government’s request, until a government official assured the news organization that an operative’s mission was no longer in jeopardy. AP says it finally ran the story only after an official said the
government planned to release the info itself — and offered a scoop of just several hours before the official version was released. Second: The AP records seizure was absurdly broad — a federal fishing expedition that gave officials secret access to phones used for two months by more than 100 journalists, when only about six worked on the story. Government officials thus gave themselves access to all sorts of info on how the AP gathered unrelated news. Third: In the case of Fox News’ Rosen, all of his communications, emails, meetings and so on were traced — reportedly even records of his parents’ phone after he was listed as a possible “co-conspirator.” Yet his report on the plans of North Korea’s inner circle for a nuclear test could have tipped off Pyongyang that its communications were intercepted. Unlike many in my line of work, I’m not a journalist who is quick to claim concerns about a “chilling” effect on my reporting; I figure that mainly comes with the job, every time we promise not to reveal a source’s identity — and keep our word. But in the Fox correspondent’s case, the FBI had plenty of access to the phone, email and other records of a State Department security contractor, Stephen Jin-Woo Kim, who was indicted for providing classified info to Rosen. The Justice Department’s willingness to claim Rosen might be a criminal “co-conspirator” under the rarely used espionage act — just to get search warrants — looms as a blatant overreach that should concern all Americans. Even as it now apparently concerns the president. Obama seems so concerned, in fact, that he’s ordered a review of how the Justice Department handled the two cases — a review to be conducted by, of all people, Attorney General Holder.
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Above: Riding his 16-year-old gray gelding called Lightning, 12-year-old Camden Hoelting of Olpe heads steers for Bruce Grinstead of Rose Hill to win the No. 10 division at the U.S. Team Roping Championships in Hutchinson. At left: Hoelting, right, and his heeling partner, Grinstead, show the championship saddles they collected, along with $6,650, for roping and stretching four steers in 38.43 seconds, to win the No. 10 division at Hutchinson.
From PAGE 1 though the calculations are accurate for return versus the exact time spent roping, it’s by no means a highly profitable sport. Every contestant has major overhead including horses, expensive travel rigs, entry fees, and the list goes on and on. But, even more than that, the first thing to remember: there’s only one winner. More than 100 teams entered in every division went home empty handed, and everyone had major expenses. Still, young Hoelting ’s success is no misnomer. It’s due to dedication and hard work, a lifetime of it, though yet shy in years. Average and median age of USTRC ropers would certainly have to be close to three times that of Camden Hoelting. “I started riding my pony when I was 2 years old, and began roping the dummy at exactly the same time,” Hoelting reflected. “My dad is a top cowboy, and a top roper, and that’s what I’ve always wanted to be, too,” he quickly added. While that isn’t particularly an uncommon statement of “wishful thinking,” or dream, for “little kids,” it is a reality for Hoelting. “I rope just about every day. My littlest brother, Dexton, 6, and I practice on the dummy together. Then, Dad and I rope live cattle at least two or three times a week,” related Hoelting. “We have about 30 practices steers in the arena right next to our home, and we’re also putting on jackpot roping events here this summer,” Hoelting said. Essential to the success is a dependable horse, and Hoelting is most proud of his 16-year-old gray gelding called Lightning. “He actually belongs to my grandpa, Galen Hoelting, but I ride him all of the time. Lightning is really a great horse,” credited the young cowboy.
“My dad trains all of our horses, so he helps tune on Lightning sometimes,” Hoelting added. Galen Hoelting is also a roper, who farms at Olpe. “Grandma” Vicki Hoelting is a barrel racer, collecting championship titles. “Practice helps make perfect,” young Hoelting insisted. About 100 practice loops are thrown every day at the dummy, and maybe a dozen or more cattle are headed, heeled and stretched in a live session. “S ometimes, baseball practice does interrupt my roping,” the all-around athlete almost grudgingly admitted. “We’re a sports-oriented family,” inserted mom Trish Hoelting, who helpfully intervened in the conversation on occasion. “We keep busy with baseball in the summer, football and basketball in the other seasons. All four of our boys are in sports. Camden and Dexton are the most interested in roping. Colbren, 11, just got started roping slow cattle, but Derek, 9, doesn’t care for roping,” Mom said. Eric Hoelting is a UPS driver by day, and the family has cattle and farming operations, in addition to roping activities. Reflecting on his success in the Kansas Championships at the USTRC competition in Hutchinson, Camden Hoelting can detail all segments of every run. The USTRC issues and maintains number classifications of almost 127,000 team The whiTe corporaTion 517 Merchant St. Emporia, Kansas 66801
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Hoelting a “professional,” based on the money he most recently earned in his roping sport. The No. 10 roping on Saturday created apparent adrenalin rush as Hoelting remembered: “Bruce Grinstead of Rose Hill was my heeler, and we went in fourth high callback on the final of four steers. But, my dad with Pat Hafenstein of Osage City, as his header, came in fifth high call back. “Dad and Pat had to rope first, and they went to the lead of the standings. Then, Bruce and I roped, and bumped them out of first place. The other three teams missed, so we won it,” Hoelting vividly related. Hoelting and Grinstead collected and divided a total
check of $6,650 for their time of 38.43 seconds on four head of steers stretched. Hoelting’s dad and Hafenstein had a $4,430 check for their 38.7 seconds total on their four steers. In Sunday’s No. 8 PickDraw competition, Hoelting and Trevor Lackey of Fairview, Okla., won and divided a $4,880 check for a time of 24.15 seconds stretching three steers. Added to the big money, Hoelting also brought home two USTRC championship roping saddles, another accomplishment envied by many competitors multiples his age. They weren’t the first trophy saddles Hoelting has collected. “I won two saddles last fall, one in the shoot-out at Guthrie, and the No. 8 at Bethany,” he said. Switching to Olpe Elementary as a seventh-grader in August, Hoelting, who’s won his fair share in jackpot and junior rodeo events, is looking to pursue Kansas Junior High School Rodeo competitions. He’ll attend high school at Olpe, as well, with plans to qualify every year for the National High School Rodeo Finals. College could be in his future, with rodeo scholarships a probability, but if Hoelting keeps winning team roping events like he’s been doing, there’ll be a nice college fund in his bank account as well. Career is yet far away for this cowboy who isn’t even a teenager yet, but he’ll be a “professional.” While dad Eric remains his roping mentor, Hoelting, like all 12-year-olds, still has unlimited dreams: “Of course, I want to compete in the National Finals Rodeo, but Michael Jordan is my basketball hero, I just love Michael, and Adrian Peterson is my football idol. I wouldn’t mind playing in the NBA or NFL, either one, if it works out.”
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City From PAGE 1 goal-setting process. Witt was the city manager for Coppell, Texas, from 1993 to 2008. He currently lives north of Canton in McPherson County. Leupp, who lives in Wichita, has experience in consulting both private and public entities. City Manager Matt Zimmerman and each commissioner met last week with Witt and Leupp to discuss the dreams, the vision and the challenges for Emporia, Gilligan said. The commission chose five goals (with a subset for three of the goals) for action within two years: ✦✦Restructure economic development efforts in order to minimize factionalism and maximize leadership resources and synergies. • Be user friendly to industrial boxes, entrepreneurial ideas, such as a monthly new idea roundtable initiative. ✦✦Develop an anticipatory city operating budget with a five-year scope as a forwardlooking document for the city. • Address city position openings as part of the fiveyear plan. ✦✦Develop an accountability model for customer-friendly municipal services. • Implement a “best practices” for municipal employees. ✦✦Lead as consensus builders whose decisions consider the common good versus polarization. ✦✦Develop a culture of civic pride beginning with city commission and its employees. The next goal-setting session is tentatively scheduled for June 24, when the commission and the city staff will talk more specifically about the vision for the next two years, Gilligan said.
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ropers from across North America. A No. 1 roper is a true beginner, and No. 9 and higher are world-class ropers. No. 5 is a low-level amateur, and No. 6 is a mid-level amateur. In some roping events, “overs and unders” are used, meaning a roper can compete in a classification over his number, and sometimes under his number. Likewise in certain events, competitors can either draw their partner from a pool of contestants, or pick a personal choice. Obviously, although one of the youngest among the hundreds of competitors at Hutchinson, Hoelting was one of the best there, and would be by category defined as “a world-class roper.” Other groups would classify
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A light spring minestrone
By Regina Murphy
t’s still spring, but it certainly feels like summer to me.
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A bright and healthy bowl of Spring Green Minestrone. Aimee Blume
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So right for the season: A bowl of spring green minestrone. The combination of beans, leafy greens and all kinds of healthful vegetables, with a bit of pasta, results in a hearty, satisfying soup full of protein, fiber and vitamins. This is a fabulous vegetarian entree if you use vegetable stock instead of chicken broth. Choose olive oil instead of butter, and substitute croutons or breadcrumbs toasted in olive oil instead of cheese for a topping, and it is completely vegan. This soup is delicious anywhere, but it might be best enjoyed outdoors as a light lunch, with slices of rustic crusty bread with olive oil for dipping, nice cheese and fruit.
L I G H T A N D H E A LT H Y SPRING GREEN MINESTRONE 2 Tablespoons butter or olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 leeks, white and light green parts only, sliced and washed 1 small bunch scallions, sliced, white and green parts 1 small onion, chopped 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 cups sliced cabbage or kale 1 small bag frozen baby green lima beans 1 10-ounce box frozen cut spinach 1 medium zucchini, diced 2 yellow peppers, blackened, skin and seeds removed, diced 1 can cannellini or great northern beans 1/2 cup orzo or other tiny pasta, whole-wheat or glutenfree if you like 10 medium asparagus spears, sliced 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped, plus sprigs for garnish 1 cup grated Parmigiano cheese
In a large Dutch oven, add the butter or olive oil, and gently cook the garlic, leeks, scallion and onion until soft and fragrant, but not brown. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste. Add the broth along with the cabbage, limas, spinach, zucchini, peppers and canned beans. Bring to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes, or until vegetables are very tender. Add the pasta and cook another 10 minutes or until it is soft. Add the asparagus, taste and adjust seasonings, and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Ladle into bowls and top with Parmigiano cheese and a sprig of parsley.
If you’re new to town, you should be sure and visit the Emporia Farmers Market at Seventh Avenue and Merchant Street. They open at 8 a.m. Saturdays and, starting next week, at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Fresh produce, all locally grown, baked goods and other goodies — even bedding plants — are yours for the asking. This week live music will be provided by Anton Zouplna and Zx3. Another fine food event is Friday, the Pasta Palooza, held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 828 Commercial St. This major market fundraiser is an opportunity to meet and greet all the fine athletes coming to town for the Dirty Kanza 200 bicycle race Saturday. A mere $12 gets you all the pasta and salad you can eat, plus a beverage and some home-baked cookies. E-mail Tracy Simmons, emporiaFM@gmail.com, to get a seat. Then, Sunday morning have breakfast with your new friends at the Kiwanis Club biscuit and gravy feed at White Auditorium from 7 to 9 a.m. The DK 200 awards ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. The Kiwanis are asking for just $5 for two biscuits with sausage gravy, fruit cup and coffee or milk. If you are vegetarian or watching your cholesterol, you can get PB&J on your biscuit.
V V V Summer means ice cream (my latest splurge is Blue Bell Lemon Bliss), and what goes better with ice cream than chocolate cake? Here are some great recipes we featured in 2004. Let’s get cooking! Tracey Graham of Emporia is such a good cook, and a certified local foodie. This is her chocolate cake offering.
TRACEY ’S EASY MOCHA CAKE 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 2 Tablespoons coffee, finely ground and sifted
Murphy’s Menu REGINA MURPHY V V V 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon white vinegar 2 teaspoon coffee-flavored liqueur or vanilla extract 1 cup cold water 2 Tablespoon powdered sugar
Sift flour, cocoa, coffee, baking soda and salt into a 9-inch square baking pan. Make three depressions in this mixture and evenly distribute the oil, vinegar, liqueur (or extract) amongst them. Pour the water over all of it and, using a rubber spatula, combine the ingredients in the pan. Be sure to scrape all the sides and bottom to get ti mixed well. Tracey says there may be few lumps, but that’s OK. Bake in oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Test with a wooden toothpick for doneness. Allow to cool and then sift the powdered sugar over the top as a frosting.
V V V Marita Bolson of Council Grove dropped off a very moist, very chocolately treat.
M A R I TA’ S Z U C C H I N I C H O C O L AT E C A K E 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cocoa 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup cooking oil 1 3/4 cups sugar 2 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 cups grated zucchini 1 (6-ounce) pkg. semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Prepare the zucchini by washing any coating off the exterior and grating them. Marita says it will take about 5 medium-sized zucchini to
get the 2 cups. After you’ve grated them, place on paper towels to drain Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, oil and sugar. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Blend in the vanilla and then add the dry ingredients, alternating in batches with the buttermilk. Finally, squeeze any extra water out of the zucchini and mix into batter. Pour the batter into a greased 13-x-9-inch baking pan (I’ve also done this cake in a Bundt pan). Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips and walnuts. Bake in 325-degree oven 55 minutes or until done. Cool in pan on rack, slice and serve. Chocolate cake and vitamins!
V V V Marie Davy of Emporia
M A R I E ’ S “ TA K E M E TO A PICNIC” CAKE 1 cup water 1 cup butter 1/2 cup cocoa 2 cups sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baling soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 eggs 3/4 cup sour cream
Marie mentions that the sour cream must be dairy and at least low-fat if not full-fat. Grease and flour a jelly roll pan (15.5-x-10.5-x-1inch). Combine water, butter, and cocoa in a sturdy saucepan over medium heat and stir occasionally until it comes to a boil. Boil ne minute, remove from heat and set aside. In a large bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, baking soda and salt. Add eggs and sour cream and beat until well-blended. Add cocoa-butter mixture and blend until well incorporated. Marie says the batter will be thin and that’s just fine. Pour batter into the pan, tilting to completely cover the bottom. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, testing the doneness close to the end. Cool cake in pan, then spread peanut butter frosting on top. Please see Cake, Page 7
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FROSTING 1/3 cup butter 1/3 cup milk 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup powdered sugar
Combine butter, milk and peanut butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat,
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stirring constantly until peanut butter is melted and mixture is smooth. Remove form heat and astir in vanilla extract. Sift the powdered sugar into a mixing bowl, and, while mixing, slowly add the peanut bitter sauce. Mix well and frost cake. Marie sometimes microwaves a baggie of chocolate chips, snips one of the corners off and squeezes out designs on top of the icing. She uses 1/2 cup chips and 1 Tablespoon vegetable shortening (don’t use butter or margarine for this).
LONG-LOST CHOCOL ATE C H E R RY C A K E 1 pkg. fudge-style cake mix 1 can cherry pie filling 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 eggs, beaten FROSTING 1 cup sugar 5 Tablespoons butter 1/3 cup milk 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Grease and flour a 13-x-9x-2-inch cake pan. Combine
the cake mix, pie filling, almond extract and eggs and mix well. Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes until done. For the frosting, combine the sugar, butter and milk in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly to prevent scorching. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate chips until smooth. Pour over the top if your partially cooled chocolate cake and you’re done.
Turkey burgers really can be juicy and flavorful The Associated Press
Summertime is burger time. And it’s so easy to throw a few beef patties on the grill. Not much is required in the way of embellishment, yet they have a big happiness return. What’s the magic ingredient? Fat, of course. Beef burgers are high in fat, which guarantees f lavor and juiciness. And because fat enhances flavor, it also makes anything else you put in or on the burger taste better, too. Heartbreakingly, as you decrease the fat content in a burger, its flavor tends to go bye-bye, too. This is a real problem if you want to dig into a delicious burger and still want the blood to continue sailing through your arteries. The solution? Turkey. I know. I know. You’ve tried turkey burgers and it was like eating wet cardboard. Hah! But you haven’t tried my turkey burgers... Let’s start with the basic ingredient — ground turkey. While researching this recipe, I discovered that the labels on ground turkey can be quite confusing. You’d figure that a package labeled “lean” would mean what it says. Weirdly, it turns out that the calories and fat in a 4-ounce portion of “lean” ground turkey can range from 120 calories with 1 percent fat to 160 calories with 12 percent fat (which is as rich as a lean beef burger). As always, it’s best to read labels and not rely on words such as “lean” or “white meat” when looking for healthy choices. Or, better yet, grind your own turkey. Start by buying a small package of turkey tenderloins, the flap of meat that lies just under the breast. As little as a 1 1/2 pounds of turkey tenderloins can be ground to produce six burgers. Cut the tenderloins into 1-inch cubes and freeze them for 30 minutes. Pop them in a food processor and pulse until they achieve a medium-grind consistency. Now we come to the crucial part of the recipe, the part I call Turkey Helper. The blandest and driest of white meats, turkey cries out for flavor and moisture. Happily, any number of vegetables can answer this call, including sauteed onions, bell peppers or mushrooms, shredded raw Napa cabbage, or carrots. But I wanted to give these burgers the Greek treatment, so I moistened them with spinach, garlic and onions, then seasoned them with crumbled feta and fresh oregano. A staple of Greek cuisine, the goat or sheep milk cheese called feta is so packed with flavor and saltiness that a little goes a long way. And if you’re not a fan of oregano, you can swap in dill or basil instead. In search of a simpatico sauce, I built one out of pepperoncini. Also known as Tuscan pickled peppers, pepperoninci are the little green hot peppers that have spiced up every Greek salad you’ve ever eaten. They’re briny, too, which is why I added some of their pickling liquid to the yogurt-mayo base. This creamy sauce comprises the last splash of our Turkey Helper. Nobody in my house cries “Where’s the beef?” when we pull these burgers off the grill.
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A Greek-style turkey burger with pepperoncini sauce.
G R E E K- ST Y L E T U R K E Y BURGERS WITH PEPPERONCINI SAUCE 1 1/2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 5 ounces baby spinach Kosher salt and ground black pepper 1/4 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup low-fat mayonnaise 2 Tablespoons minced seeded pepperoncini 1 Tablespoon pepperoncini liquid 1 to 2 teaspoons lemon juice, or to taste 1 teaspoon minced garlic 3 ounces crumbled feta cheese 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 1 pound ground turkey 4 whole-wheat hamburger buns
Heat the grill to medium. In a large skillet over me-
dium-high, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and the spinach and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper, then transfer the mixture to a bowl. Chill in the refrigerator until cooled to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine the yogurt, mayonnaise, pepperoncini, pepperoncini liquid, lemon juice, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. Once the spinach has cooled, remove it from the refrigerator and add the feta, oregano, ground turkey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper. Mix well, then shape into 4 patties, each about 1/2-inch thick. Spray the burgers lightly
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Preparing for baptism By Lovina Eicher
Special to The Gazette
We are having a light rain this morning which we are so thankful for. Yesterday we also had some rain and it sure has made my garden perk up. I think we will be having radishes to use soon. Daughter Lovina and her friends here for the night on Monday. They had lots of fun. Lovina wanted cupcakes instead of cake. We put nine candles on the cupcakes for her to blow out. We had a thunderstorm in the early morning hours which woke up all the little girls for awhile. Our hearts go out to all the people that lost loved ones or their homes in the recent tornadoes. I cannot imagine how scary it must be to be in the path of a tornado. May God be their guide throughout this trial. Sister Emma and her daughter Elizabeth assisted us with our work yesterday. I don’t know what we would do without their help. Neighbor Susan and a few other ladies from church offered to help prepare for church services. It seems I am more behind this time in getting ready. Daughter Elizabeth and Susan will start following instructions in preparation for baptism when church services are here on June 2. Such a joy it brings to us as parents to see our children want to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior. When a girl follows instructions the custom is to wear a black dress and a white cape and apron each church Sunday. Both girls dresses are cut out, but not sewn yet. My goal is to work on that today. I enjoy sewing more than cleaning so my birthday dream to myself is to sew instead of clean today. 42 years ago on May 22 I was born to very loving parents, Ben and Elizabeth Coblentz. How I appreciate all they taught me.
THE AMISH COOK My 29th birthday was the day before Dad’s funeral. I was 31 years old when mother died and so Joseph was only 8 weeks old at that time. God had other plans. We will cherish the memories of them always. Jacob, Emma,and family are planning to come tonight for supper in honor of my birthday. Also daughter Elizabeth’s friend, Timothy, and daughter Susan’s friend, Mose. My husband Joe gave me a large laundry spinner for my birthday. I was very happy for it and used it Monday for the first time. The clothes dried a lot faster than usual. It will be especially nice in the winter months when we dry our clothes in the basement. Until next week:
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SKILLET ZUCCHINI 1 zucchini squash, shredded 1 large onion, shredded 1/2 pound ground beef 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup margarine 2 eggs 1/3 cup milk 3/4 cup cracker crumbs 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Heat margarine in a large skillet, add onion and zucchini squash. Fry ground beef in a small skillet until browned, drain. Add to zucchini simmer until soft. Add salt and pepper. Beat eggs. Add milk. Blend at then add cracker crumbs. Add this to squash mixture. Turn with spatula to stir. Squash will shrink when cooked.
LEGALS (First published in The Emporia Gazette May 15, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff, Case No. 13CV102 vs. Court Number: 3 Syed M. Bilal Pursuant to a/k/a Syed Bilal; K.S.A. Chapter 60 Susan Spencer; John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant), Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS, to the above-named defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be concerned. You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Lyon County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following described real estate: The North 50 feet of Lot 1 in the town of Normal Addition to the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof, except the West 65 feet of said North 50 feet thereof, commonly known as 1225 Merchant Street, Emporia, KS 66801 (the “Property”) and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 25th day of June, 2013, in the District Court of Lyon County,Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (110060) (Wed.) 5-29
(First published in the Emporia Gazette May 29, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DUSTIN D. CARTER, deceased. CASE NO. 13-PR-33 NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on May 10, 2013, a Petition for Issuance of Letters Testamentary was filed in this Court by Darrel D. Carter, as the administrator of the Estate of Dustin D. Carter, deceased. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Darrel D. Carter Petitioner PATTON & PUTNAM LAW LLC BY: MICHAEL G. PATTON 605 Lincoln Emporia, KS 66801 (620) 342-2662; (620) 342-0411 fax email@example.com Attorneys for Petitioner (Wed.) 6-12
(First published in The Emporia Gazette May 22, 2013) 1IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estates of Case No. 2013 PR 34 Edith Marie Roglin, Deceased and Albert Howard Roglin, Jr., Deceased. (Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Virginia R. Honomichl, daughter and one of the heirs of Edith Marie Roglin and Albert Howard Roglin, Jr., deceased, praying: Descent be determined of the following described real estate situated in Lyon County, Kansas: Lot 17 in Sommers 2nd Addition to the City of Emporia, according to the recorded plat thereof. More commonly known as: 131 Cypress, Emporia, KS 66801. owned by decedents at the time of their deaths, and that such Kansas real estate and other property owned by the decedents at the time of their deaths be assigned pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before June 18, 2013 at 8:30 o'clock a.m. in the City of Emporia, in Lyon County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Virginia R. Honomichl, Petitioner Riling, Burkhead & Nitcher P.O. Box B Lawrence, Kansas 66044 (785) 841-4700 (785) 843-0161 - fax Attorneys for Petitioner (Wed.) 6-5 (First published in The Emporia Gazette May 29, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE APPLICATION OF KATELYNN ELIZABETH ROSENBAUM FOR A CHANGE OF NAME By and Through her next friend and mother, MEGAN KING CASE NO. 13 CV 73 NOTICE OF SUIT Pursuant to Chapter 60 of K.S.A. THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that the above-named Katelynn Elizabeth Rosenbaum by and through her next of friend and mother, Megan King, filed her Petition in the above court on April 3, 2013, praying for judgment and decree changing Katelynn Elizabeth Rosenbaum’s name from Katelynn Elizabeth Rosenbaum to Katelynn Elizabeth King, and that said Petition will be heard or assigned by the Court in Division II, 430 Commercial, Emporia, Kansas, Courtroom #4 on the 12th day of July, 2013, at 9:30 A.M. You are required to plead in response to the petition on or before the 12th day of July, 2013, in the Court at Emporia, Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. Please take notice and govern yourself accordingly. MEGAN KING, Petitioner ATHERTON & HUTH DEBORAH A. HUTH SC#14987 415 Commercial P.O. Box 624 Emporia, Kansas 66801 (620) 342-1277 firstname.lastname@example.org Attorneys for Petitioner (Wed.) 6-12 (First published in The Emporia Gazette May 22, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Green Tree Servicing LLC Plaintiff, Case No. 13CV64 vs. Court Number: 3 The Estate of Pursuant to Paul H. Davis, deceased; K.S.A. Chapter 60 The unknown heirs of
Paul Davis, deceased; John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Charles H. Davis III, Administrator, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS, to the above-named defendants and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of any defendants that are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of any defendants that are or were partners or in partnership; the unknown guardians, conservators and trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability; and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged to be deceased, and all other persons who are or may be concerned. You are notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court of Lyon County, Kansas, praying to foreclose a real estate mortgage on the following described real estate: LOT 79 IN SANTA FE PLACE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF EMPORIA, LYON COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF, commonly known as 2025 West 8th, Emporia, KS 66801 (the “Property”) and all those defendants who have not otherwise been served are required to plead to the Petition on or before the 2nd day of July, 2013, in the District Court of Lyon County,Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no information concerning the collection of this debt may be given without the prior consent of the consumer given directly to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Megan Cello (KS # 24167) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (154753) (Wed.) 6-5 (First published in The Emporia Gazette May 22, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF LYON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT U.S. Bank National Association Case No. 13CV32 Plaintiff, Court Number: vs. Pursuant to Randy D Couts, et al. K.S.A. Chapter 60 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 June 12, 2013, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lot 141 on Oak Street in J.J. Morris Addition to the City of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof., commonly known as 931 Oak 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 www.Southlaw.com 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 (150781) (Wed.) 6-5
first-hand From PAGE 1 Beginning at 9 a.m. help is needed preparing the 700 and 800 blocks for the finish line. This will involve setting up barricades, scaffolding, banners and marking out areas for vendors. There are two slots open for 9 a.m. to noon and another from 2 to 5 p.m. ✦✦Spot the winner Spotters will be placed at 18th Avenue and Merchant Street and radio in the riders as they approach the finish line. This very important duty (radio included) needs one volunteer from 5 to 8 p.m. And two from 8 p.m. to midnight. ✦✦Score the winner One person is needed from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and two from 8 p.m. to midnight to help with scoring at the finish line. ✦✦Hospitality Tent Five volunteers are needed to help with the rider hospitality tent, which will provide a semi-private area away from the crowd for riders to recoup after completing the race. ✦✦Finish line gate Responsible individuals will need to check IDs at each of the five gates to the Beer Garden, and place wristbands on those who are eligible to drink. Five people each are
needed for 1 1/2-hour shifts, starting at 5 p.m. and finishing at midnight. ✦✦After-party Main Street is taking responsibility for getting Commercial Street put back in order starting at midnight. Barricades and scaffolding will have to be taken down, trash picked up, tables and chairs put away and so forth. The more hands, the lighter the work. ✦✦Outside of Emporia Opportunities outside of Emporia involve staffing checkpoints at Cassoday and Cottonwood Falls. “We need volunteers to help check the riders in, give them a map, answer questions, and direct them to their support crew,” said Tim Mohn, race organizer. Some volunteers will help the riders’ supporters get parked in the right areas, so they can provide whatever care the rider needs as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Sunday The Kiwanis Club is hosting a Victory Breakfast in the Civic Building, which doubles as a fundraiser for the club, and will be followed by the Dirty Kanza 200 awards ceremony. Help is needed setting up for the awards ceremony from 5 to 10 a.m., and again, cleaning up from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
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dk From PAGE 1 be viewed at Emporiagazette.com. There are 32 DK 200 trading cards, depicting 34 veteran riders. Following is a list of featured competitors with corresponding locations: Corey Bacon — Liquor Locker Eric Baum — Bobby D’s Merchant Street BBQ Peter Beers — Clint Bowyer Autoplex Matt Brown — High Gear Christopher Case — Bruff’s Bar & Grill Sue Cook/Kim West — Mulready’s Pub Michael Cushionbury — Dynamic Discs Reggie Douglas — Emporia Realty Group Mark Elssaser — Sutherlands Rusty Folger — Lyon County State Bank Aaron Foster — IM Design Shane Heiman — Subway Keith Hilsenbeck — KVOE Dan Hughes — Flint Hills Music Lindsey Kriete/Tom Schuler — John North Ford Jim Lehman — KISS 103.1 Eddie O’Dea — Big Tobacco’s House of Ink Shawn O’Mara — Granada Coffee Co. Scott O’Mara — King Liquor Bob Ostrom — Flinthills Mall Jay Petervary — Town Royal David Pramann — Orange Leaf Michael Reynolds — Emporia Main Street Rebecca Rusch — Studio 11 Curt Shelman — Chester Press Matthew Slater — Town Crier Randy Smith — Emporia CVB John Strom — The Sweet Granada Bobby Thompson — Barden & Thompson Brent Windsor — Emporia Arts Council Mike Wise — ESB Financial Selene Yeager — JavaCat Coffee House
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A total of 939 riders — more than twice the size of the field of 450 a year ago — registered online for the eighth annual DK 200 before signup closed earlier this month. Emporia’s annual bicycle race, billed as “North America’s premier ultra-distance gravel-grinder,” through Emporia and the nearby Flint Hills, attracted competitors
from 43 states and three Canadian provinces. (Additional international riders are expected to compete.) Only the states of Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Vermont and Wyoming are unrepresented (according to information from the official website). Following are the divisions with number of participants in parentheses: Master
Men, 50-and-older (148); Veteran Men, 40-49 (198); Open Men, 30-and-younger (192); Open Women (43); Single Speed (43); Tandem (12); Wait List (1); Half-Pint Men (244); Half-Pint Women (58). The race begins in front of the historic Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial St., in downtown Emporia. Participants will leave the starting line under police escort at 6 a.m.
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Ex-Jayhawks RB Miller gets second chance at KU LAWRENCE — Sophomore running back Darrian Miller, who was dismissed from Kansas following his freshman season, is getting another chance with the Jayhawks. Kansas coach Charlie Weis said Tuesday that Miller signed a grant-in-aid to rejoin the program. He spent last season at Butler Community College but did not play football. The high school career rushing leader in Missouri’s largest class, Miller ran for 559 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman for former Kansas coach Turner Gill. He was dismissed after the season for unspecified off-the-field issues. Miller said that “Coach Weis has given me a rare opportunity ... to make this right. I am truly thankful for this opportunity and I intend to make it right.” He joins a crowded Kansas backfield that includes James Sims and Tony Pierson.
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On the subject of objectivity By Zach Hacker
“This is a working press box. Professional decorum is expected and no cheering or disparaging of players is allowed.” The above is a phrase all of us in the sports media world have probably heard in one form or another. In a nutshell, it means “You’re here to work and not be a fan, act accordingly.” This is basically an extension of the first rule in the unwritten book of sports journalism, “you must remain objective in your reporting.” The level at which people stick to this rule can vary sometimes. In the press box for a professional or major college event, any cheering or showing of emotion would be frowned upon to the fact that the guilty might be excused from the box. At the high school or small college level, like we cover here at The Gazette, the occasional under-the-breath comment can be heard and, in rare cases, a blind eye might be turned to a louder outcry whether made in
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joy or anger. The truth is, most of us who write about or photograph sports started out as a) fans, b) athletes or c) both and were lucky enough to make a career out of it. We’re conditioned to cheer in approval when “our team” does something good and grumble when a close call goes against it. This can make covering sports a constant practice in constraint of emotion.
Most of the time, it isn’t hard to contain or show emotion. When I moved to Emporia and took over the Emporia High beat, my first interaction with all of the athletes, coaches, fans, etc. was in a professional context. I was here to cover the teams, watch the games and see what happens and talk with coaches and/or players to wrap some context around what had happened to spin it into a readable format. My relationship with all involved was basically one of business associates. That dynamic never really changes in the context of getting the job done; but as time goes on you can’t help but develop an investment in the teams you cover. You get to know the athletes, coaches and sometimes even their families and, you essentially become a fan. After all, human nature says you wish good things for people you know and like. Now, I’m not saying I have a hard time controlling my emotions in the press box. On a couple of occassions I’ve seen people let their “fan side” get
the best of them in the press box and it truly is annoying (if not even a little startling in what is sometimes a fairly quiet environment.) But in your mind, it’s hard not to be going through the “Awww come on!”s and “YES!”s that go along with normal fandom. The truth is, and I’m speaking for myself here but I’m guessing many others in sports journalism would agree, we are genuinely sharing in the same experience as the fans in the stand, just not in an outward way. Take Saturday for example. By 1:30 p.m. at the state track and field meet in Wichita, Emporia High senior Oasis Hernandez had already won Class 5A state titles in three events with just one to go. If she won the 200-meter dash, she would become only the 13th girl in Kansas track and field history to win four golds at the state meet. Having covered Miss Hernandez for the past two seaPlease see Subject, Page 11
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Blues re-sign Cole, Cracknell to deals ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis Blues signed defenseman Ian Cole to a two-year contract and forward Adam Cracknell to a one-year deal. The 24-year-old Cole was a first-round draft pick in 2007 but was used sparingly, appearing in 15 games and none after March 16. He’s played in parts of three seasons. The 27-year-old Cracknell became a regular on the checking line at the end of the season and played in five of six playoff games. In 20 regular-season games, 12 of them in the final month, he had two goals and four assists with a plus-3 rating. The Blues announced the deals Tuesday.
Bombing victim, rescuer honored at Red Sox game BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing victim Jeff Bauman and his rescuer, Carlos Arredondo, are being honored at Fenway Park. Bauman, who lost both legs in the blast, threw out a ceremonial first pitch to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia before the Red Sox game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Arredondo pushed him out to the mound in a wheelchair and threw out a first pitch to Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. Bauman was captured in a now familiar Associated Press photograph being led from the blast scene in a wheelchair by Arredondo. The Red Sox say it’s the first time since the April 15 attacks that they could be honored together. Before the ceremony, former Red Sox pitcher Pedro Martinez came over to greet them and sign autographs.
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Kansas City Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar (2) throws to first for the double play hit into by St. Louis Cardinals’ Matt Adams after forcing out Allen Craig (21) at second during the first inning Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo. The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Tyler Lyons couldn’t seem to find any pitch that was working in the first inning Tuesday night. The next six? Just about everything was working. The St. Louis Cardinals’ rookie only allowed two hits against the Kansas City Royals’ scuffling offense, and the only run in the first inning. The result was a 4-1 win that kept Lyons perfect in his weekold big league career, and the Cardinals rolling as they head for home. “In the first inning, I was a little erratic with everything,” he said. “Just trying to control that a little bit and get in the groove and figure out what was working and what wasn’t. “Eventually, everything started working.” By that point, Carlos Beltran had already belted a two-run homer to give Lyons the lead. Matt Carpenter and Matt Holliday added solo shots in the sixth inning, and the Cardinals improved to a major league-best 20-9 on the road before heading home for two against KC at
Busch Stadium. The only two hits that Lyons (2-0) allowed were to Billy Butler — an RBI double in the first inning and a bloop single in the seventh, which ended a streak of 17 straight betters set aside. “He was very good, and pitched different today. He had a little trouble at first finding his fastball, but he had his breaking ball going today and that kept them off balance,” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. “He made a good adjustment and found his fastball later.” Trevor Rosenthal pitched the eighth inning in a driving rain for St. Louis, and Edward Mujica breezed through a perfect ninth for his 16th save of the season. “Just the life, the energy — they’re enjoying showing up every day to play the game,” Matheny said, “and you can tell they’re really lifting each other up.” Things couldn’t be more different in the opposing clubhouse. Kansas City has lost seven straight and 18 of its past 22, erasing a 17-10 start that had a Please see Red Bird, Page 9
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Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ervin Santana looks to the sky as he comes out during the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday in Kansas City.
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These are the sixth, seventh and eighth installments of the Emporia State volleyball team’s blog of its 10-day trip to China.
Day 6: The Market Wow, today is already day
six of the trip it seems like we just got here… time sure does fly when you’re having fun! We got the day started right away with a volleyball game at 9 a.m. against Beijing Jiaotong University. All of the teams over here are very good and this team wasn’t any different. We started off really strong, winning the first two games but then, due to lack of conditioning because of taking the last two weeks off for finals we unfortunately lost the next three. Even though we lost it’s still a victory cause uhhh, were in China! Today was such a beautiful day so we decided to eat our scrumptious Subway outside. After playing five games the sandwiches were downed in minutes. While we were eating, a group of photographers with huge professional cameras walked up to us and started taking lots of pictures. It was really weird but then we looked around and saw signs for a Canon Photo Marathon so instead of giving them boring pictures of us eating some of the girls decided to give them a show. They started doing a model walk and posing for the camera; the people loved it! Then we walked across the street to the Market to do some damage to the wallet. It’s hard to describe what the market is like but just to give you the gist of it, picture five levels of MASS CHAOS! There were booths and people everywhere yelling at you trying to get your attention to buy things. If you so much as glance in their direction they bombard you with prices and won’t leave you alone until you pretty much run away. Once we got the hang of it we were able to bargain and get some good gifts for us and people back at home. Some of the popular finds were shoes, purses, wallets, pearls and knick-knacks. Next we were treated to a traditional Chinese dinner at a really fancy restaurant. It was a Duck Roast and the duck was brought out and sliced in front of us. I think we all agree that this dinner was our favorite meal of the trip so far. Bing and Ping are so good to us! To end the day we headed to the 2008 Beijing Olympic site. We got to see the Bird’s Nest, which is the main building, and The Cube, which is the aquatic center. The structure and the bright lighting of the Bird’s Nest was absolutely breathtaking. It’s so cool to see the building where such talented and famous athletes played/ performed. Seeing all of the Olympic buildings was not only cool but also is motivating to make us want to be better athletes and people. Hittin’ up the market again tomorrow to see what other deals we can find. We might even stop in for a pedicure because after all this volleyball and walking we all definitely could go for one… and a manicure… and a massage… and an ice bath. Since were just shopping tomorrow there won’t be a Day 7 blog unless something spectacular happens.
Day 8: Tian Jin
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Nike to cut ties with Livestrong The Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas — With Nike’s help, Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer charity turned a little yellow wristband into a global symbol for cancer survivors. Celebrities and rock stars sported them on stage. Politicians wore them on the campaign trail and in the White House. And with Armstrong dominating the Tour de France, the trendy little pieces of plastic helped Livestrong pump millions of dollars in cancer survivor programs and spawned countless imitations. But that partnership, which started in 2004, will soon end. Livestrong announced Tuesday the shoe and apparel company is cutting ties with the charity in the latest fallout from the former cyclist’s doping scandal. Nike said it will stop making its Livestrong line of apparel after the 2013 holiday season. Foundation and company officials said Nike will honor the financial terms of its contract until the deal expires in 2014. Those terms were not disclosed, but the loss of revenue could have a huge financial impact on the charity. The partnership with Nike generated more than $100 million of the roughly $500 million raised by Livestrong since it was founded in 1997. Experts were divided whether Nike’s withdrawal would cripple the charity. “It’s very damaging. It’s a significant signal to the market place that if your largest supporter says ‘I’m going to check out,’ it’s something that is likely to continue to spiral,” said Kelly O’Keefe, professor of brand strategy at the Virginia Commonwealth University Brandcenter. Leslie Lenkowsky of Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs, said Livestrong can survive because it has a solid organization that established a distinct identity among cancer-fighting groups. “Losing Nike’s sponsorship by no means signals the end of Livestrong,” Lenkowsky said. The charity insisted it remains on solid financial ground. “This news will prompt some to jump to negative conclusions about the foundation’s future. We see things quite differently. We expected and planned for changes like this and are therefore in a good position to adjust swiftly and move forward with our patient-focused work,” the foundation said. The organization reduced its budget nearly 11 percent in 2013 to $38.4 million, but said Tuesday that revenue is already 2.5 percent ahead of projections. The foundation also noted that last month, it received a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, which evaluates charities based on financial health, accountability and transparency. Armstrong was the feelgood story of the cancer survivor who returned to dominate a grueling sport. His success in the Tour de France — winning the race every year from 1999 to 2005 — helped turn the small charity he started in a house in Austin into a growing force, and it moved to a new level when Nike started churning out the wristbands in 2004. Nike stood by Armstrong and Livestrong for years as the cyclist denied accusations of drug use. But the relationship soured last year when the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report accusing Armstrong of leading a complex doping program on his U.S. Postal Service teams. Nike dropped its personal sponsorship of Armstrong last October. The company said it had been duped for more than a decade about his doping, but stuck with the foundation.
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L Pct GB 21 .580 — 24 .529 2½ 25 .490 4½ 28 .429 7½ 28 .417 8 L Pct GB 20 .615 — 23 .558 3 28 .451 8½ 29 .431 9½ 37 .288 17
Tuesday’s Games Atlanta 7, Toronto 6, 10 innings Colorado 2, Houston 1 Washington 9, Baltimore 3 Pittsburgh 1, Detroit 0, 11 innings Cincinnati 8, Cleveland 2 Tampa Bay 7, Miami 6 N.Y. Mets 2, N.Y. Yankees 1 Philadelphia 3, Boston 1 St. Louis 4, Kansas City 1 Chicago Cubs at Chicago, ppd., rain Minnesota at Milwaukee, LATE San Francisco at Oakland, LATE L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, LATE San Diego at Seattle, LATE Wednesday’s Games Chicago White Sox (Joh.Danks 0-0) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 4-4), 1:20 p.m. Boston (Lackey 3-4) at Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 4-3), 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 7-3), 6:05 p.m. Detroit (Ani.Sanchez 5-4) at Pittsburgh (A.J.Burnett 3-5), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Hefner 0-5) at N.Y. Yankees (D.Phelps 3-2), 6:05 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 8-2) at Baltimore (Tillman 4-2), 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Ro.Hernandez 2-5) at Miami (Koehler 0-2), 6:10 p.m. Toronto (Rogers 1-2) at Atlanta (Medlen 1-5), 6:10 p.m. Arizona (McCarthy 2-3) at Texas (Grimm 4-3), 7:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Estrada 4-2) at Minnesota (Deduno 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 1-2) at St. Louis (Lynn 7-1), 7:15 p.m. Houston (Bedard 0-2) at Colorado (Chatwood 3-0), 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Capuano 1-3) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 0-1), 9:05 p.m. Seattle (J.Saunders 3-5) at San Diego (Stults 4-4), 9:10 p.m. Oakland (Milone 4-5) at San Francisco (Lincecum 3-4), 9:15 p.m. Thursday’s Games Arizona at Texas, 1:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Seattle at San Diego, 2:40 p.m. Oakland at San Francisco, 2:45 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Washington at Baltimore, 6:05 p.m.
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12; Harper, Washington, 12; Beltran, St. Louis, 11; DBrown, Philadelphia, 11; Buck, New York, 11. STOLEN BASES-ECabrera, San Diego, 19; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 14; Segura, Milwaukee, 14; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 13; Pierre, Miami, 13; DWright, New York, 11; CCrawford, Los Angeles, 9; CGomez, Milwaukee, 9; CGonzalez, Colorado, 9; Revere, Philadelphia, 9. PITCHING-Corbin, Arizona, 8-0; Zimmermann, Washington, 8-2; Lynn, St. Louis, 7-1; Wainwright, St. Louis, 7-3; Lee, Philadelphia, 6-2; Marquis, San Diego, 6-2; Minor, Atlanta, 6-2; WRodriguez, Pittsburgh, 6-2; JDe La Rosa, Colorado, 6-3; Maholm, Atlanta, 6-4. STRIKEOUTS-AJBurnett, Pittsburgh, 85; Harvey, New York, 84; Samardzija, Chicago, 80; Kershaw, Los Angeles, 77; Wainwright, St. Louis, 74; Strasburg, Washington, 71; Bumgarner, San Francisco, 69. SAVES-Grilli, Pittsburgh, 21; Mujica, St. Louis, 16; Kimbrel, Atlanta, 16; RSoriano, Washington, 14; Romo, San Francisco, 13; Chapman, Cincinnati, 13; Street, San Diego, 11; RBetancourt, Colorado, 11; League, Los Angeles, 11.
BASKETBALL National Basketball Association
The Associated Press
Tampa Bay Rays’ Desmond Jennings, center, is mobbed by teammates after his game-winning RBI single off Miami Marlins relief pitcher Chad Qualls in the ninth inning Tuesday St. Petersburg, Fla. Rays’ Kelly Johnson scored on the play. The Rays won 7-6. Tampa Bay at Miami, 6:10 p.m. Toronto at Atlanta, 6:10 p.m. Milwaukee at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Kansas City at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Houston at Colorado, 7:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m.
Atlanta Washington Philadelphia New York Miami St. Louis Cincinnati Pittsburgh Chicago Milwaukee Arizona San Francisco Colorado San Diego Los Angeles
National League East Division W 31 27 25 20 13 Central Division W 34 33 32 20 19 West Division W 30 28 28 22 21
L Pct GB 20 .608 — 25 .519 4½ 27 .481 6½ 29 .408 10 39 .250 18½ L Pct GB 17 .667 — 19 .635 1½ 20 .615 2½ 30 .400 13½ 30 .388 14 L Pct GB 22 .577 — 23 .549 1½ 24 .538 2 28 .440 7 28 .429 7½
AMERICAN LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING-MiCabrera, Detroit, .373; CDavis, Baltimore, .344; JhPeralta, Detroit, .339; Mauer, Minnesota, .339; Machado, Baltimore, .335; AGordon, Kansas City,
.333; Pedroia, Boston, .332. RUNS-MiCabrera, Detroit, 42; Trout, Los Angeles, 41; AJones, Baltimore, 39; CDavis, Baltimore, 37; Pedroia, Boston, 37; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 36; Machado, Baltimore, 35. RBI-MiCabrera, Detroit, 57; CDavis, Baltimore, 47; Encarnacion, Toronto, 44; Fielder, Detroit, 42; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 40; Napoli, Boston, 39; Trout, Los Angeles, 37. HITS-MiCabrera, Detroit, 76; Machado, Baltimore, 76; AJones, Baltimore, 70; AGordon, Kansas City, 68; Pedroia, Boston, 68; Markakis, Baltimore, 65; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 63; Trout, Los Angeles, 63. DOUBLES-Machado, Baltimore, 23; Napoli, Boston, 19; CDavis, Baltimore, 18; Donaldson, Oakland, 17; AJones, Baltimore, 17; Mauer, Minnesota, 17; ACabrera, Cleveland, 16; Longoria, Tampa Bay, 16; Morales, Seattle, 16; Seager, Seattle, 16. TRIPLES-Trout, Los Angeles, 6; Ellsbury, Boston, 4; Gardner, New York, 4; LMartin, Texas, 4; Andrus, Texas, 3; Drew, Boston, 3; 22 tied at 2. HOME RUNS-CDavis, Baltimore, 17; MiCabrera, Detroit, 14; Encarnacion, Toronto, 14; Cano, New York, 13; Arencibia, Toronto, 12; Bautista, Toronto, 12; NCruz, Texas, 12; ADunn, Chicago, 12; MarReynolds, Cleveland, 12. STOLEN BASES-Ellsbury, Boston, 16; McLouth, Baltimore, 16; Andrus, Texas, 13; Trout, Los Angeles, 12; Crisp, Oakland, 10; AEscobar, Kansas City, 10; Kipnis, Cleveland, 10. PITCHING-MMoore, Tampa Bay, 8-0; Scherzer, Detroit, 7-0; Buchholz, Boston, 7-0; Darvish, Texas, 7-2; Hammel, Baltimore, 7-2; Masterson, Cleveland, 7-3; 5 tied at 6. STRIKEOUTS-Darvish, Texas, 105; Verlander, Detroit, 82; FHernandez, Seattle, 81; Scherzer, Detroit, 81;
AniSanchez, Detroit, 80; Masterson, Cleveland, 76; Buchholz, Boston, 73; Shields, Kansas City, 73. SAVES-Rivera, New York, 18; AReed, Chicago, 17; Nathan, Texas, 16; JiJohnson, Baltimore, 15; Balfour, Oakland, 11; Wilhelmsen, Seattle, 11; Janssen, Toronto, 10; Frieri, Los Angeles, 10; Perkins, Minnesota, 10. NATIONAL LEAGUE LEADERS BATTING-Votto, Cincinnati, .354; Segura, Milwaukee, .347; YMolina, St. Louis, .346; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, .337; CGomez, Milwaukee, .331; Tulowitzki, Colorado, .327; Goldschmidt, Arizona, .324. RUNS-Votto, Cincinnati, 43; CGonzalez, Colorado, 42; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 41; Choo, Cincinnati, 40; JUpton, Atlanta, 37; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 36; Holliday, St. Louis, 35; McCutchen, Pittsburgh, 35. RBI-Phillips, Cincinnati, 43; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 40; Tulowitzki, Colorado, 40; AdGonzalez, Los Angeles, 37; Craig, St. Louis, 36; Rizzo, Chicago, 35; Sandoval, San Francisco, 34. HITS-Votto, Cincinnati, 69; Segura, Milwaukee, 66; YMolina, St. Louis, 63; GParra, Arizona, 62; Scutaro, San Francisco, 62; CGonzalez, Colorado, 61; Goldschmidt, Arizona, 60; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 60. DOUBLES-Bruce, Cincinnati, 17; MCarpenter, St. Louis, 16; DanMurphy, New York, 16; Pollock, Arizona, 16; Rizzo, Chicago, 16; Desmond, Washington, 15; GParra, Arizona, 15; Pence, San Francisco, 15; Rollins, Philadelphia, 15. TRIPLES-Hechavarria, Miami, 5; Segura, Milwaukee, 5; ECabrera, San Diego, 4; DWright, New York, 4; Coghlan, Miami, 3; CGomez, Milwaukee, 3; SMarte, Pittsburgh, 3; Span, Washington, 3; EYoung, Colorado, 3. HOME RUNS-JUpton, Atlanta, 14; CGonzalez, Colorado, 13; Gattis, Atlanta, 12; Goldschmidt, Arizona,
NBA Playoffs CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) EASTERN CONFERENCE Miami 2, Indiana 2 Wednesday, May 22: Miami 103, Indiana 102, OT Friday, May 24: Indiana 97, Miami 93 Sunday, May 26: Miami 114, Indiana 96 Tuesday, May 28: Indiana 99, Miami 92 Thursday, May 30: Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 1: Miami at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, June 3: Indiana at Miami, 7:30 p.m. WESTERN CONFERENCE San Antonio 4, Memphis 0 Sunday, May 19: San Antonio 105, Memphis 83 Tuesday, May 21: San Antonio 93, Memphis 89, OT Saturday, May 25: San Antonio 104, Memphis 93, OT Monday, May 27: San Antonio 93, Memphis 86
TUESDAY’S TRANSACTIONS BASEBALL
American League BOSTON RED SOX-Activated LHP Franklin Morales from the 15-day DL. Optioned RHP Alfredo Aceves to Pawtucket (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES-Activated RHP Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day DL. Designated LHP David Huff for assignment. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES-Placed RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Bryan Morris from Indianapolis (IL). SAN DIEGO PADRES-Reinstated C Yasmani Grandal from the restricted list. Optioned C John Baker to Tucson (PCL). Designated INF Edinson Rincon for assignment.
National Basketball Association NBA-Announced the NBA Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Kings to a Sacramento ownership group led by Vivek Ranadive. ATLANTA HAWKS-Named Mike Budenholzer coach. PHOENIX SUNS-Named Jeff Hornacek coach.
National Football League DETROIT LIONS-Signed DE Robert Maci and DE Spencer Nealy. Released DT Michael Brooks and WR Chastin West. Named Jeff Backus part-time coaching intern. GREEN BAY PACKERS-Signed S David Fulton. MIAMI DOLPHINS-Signed WR Courtney Gardner. Waived WR Terrell Sinkfield. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS-Signed WR Josh Boyce and DL Michael Buchanan. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS-Waived-injured TE Anthony McCoy. Signed OT Jake Bscherer.
Chiefs’ voluntary workouts paying dividends The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Chiefs began their final week of voluntary workouts Tuesday, though you wouldn’t know they’ve been voluntary by the attendance. Just about everyone has been at practice every day. No holdouts, no drama. Instead, the Chiefs under new coach Andy Reid have been busily installing their offense and defense, getting acclimated with each other and preparing for next week’s mandatory minicamp. “The guys are working hard. They’ve come in with the right attitude,” Reid said. “We’ve thrown a lot at them offensively, defensively. The defense is blitzing like crazy; the offense is moving around. It’s great work on both sides.” For the most part, progress has been plain to see. When organized team activities began a couple weeks ago,
Reid often was yelling at guys to pick up the pace. Quarterback Alex Smith looked like a traffic cop trying to get players into the right position, and more than once, Reid had to call everyone back to the huddle and start over. Well, that’s no longer the case. Practices are run with the kind of crisp efficiency that was lacking under Todd Haley two years ago and Romeo Crennel last season. When the air horn sounds to end a session, everyone has a clear idea of where they’re going and what they’re doing. “We’ve got that wheel turning. It’s just a matter of keep running, keep going,” Smith said. “It’s a good feeling being in the middle of it, in the middle of football and back in the grind of things.” Not every day has been perfect, of course. There was a reminder of that Tuesday. Undrafted rookie Tyler Bray, who is competing with Ricky
Stanzi for the No. 3 quarterback job, simply dropped a snap. A couple plays later, he threw an interception that middle linebacker Akeem Jordan would have taken untouched for a touchdown had it been a game. Backup quarterback Chase Daniel also put a snap on the ground from rookie center Eric Kush. Smith hasn’t been immune to problems, either. He threw a pass high and behind Jamaal Charles, which ricocheted off the running back’s hands, and was fortunate it landed on the grass. But then Smith also came back to hit Dwayne Bowe in tight coverage for a touchdown. Indeed, even Bowe’s performances have been refreshing. He’s still catching everything thrown his way, just as he has in the past. But it also seems that he’s found the swagger that’s been missing the last couple of years — that bravado that made him fun to watch and aggravating to cover during his first few
seasons in the league. The Chiefs have also started to nail down some of their personnel. Special teams coach Dave Toub said Tuesday that running back Knile Davis and safety Quintin Demps were getting a tryout at kick returner, and Dexter McCluster is back returning punts after shying away from the duty the past couple of seasons. Tight end Demetrius Harris made several nice catches in Tuesday’s workout as he continues to make an early push for a roster spot. Harris hasn’t played organized football since high school, instead spending his college years playing basketball for Wisconsin-Milwaukee. The Chiefs signed him as an undrafted free agent, and he’s already made such an impression that many wonder whether injured tight end Tony Moeaki’s job may be slipping away. “My teammates have confidence to keep throwing me the ball,” Harris said with a shrug. “I just got to keep this confidence
coming into practice.” Confidence is one thing that the Chiefs don’t seem to be lacking. Even though they haven’t strapped on shoulder pads, or lined up against a team wearing a different helmet, there’s an unmistakable sense of optimism in Kansas City. That 2-14 season is a memory. The focus is purely on the future. “There are a lot of little things that determine whether you’re going to be an average team or a good team,” Reid said. “Normally those little things, that’s what counts, but normally those are the things that the players will back away from. ‘OK, I’ve got the route, but what are the intricacies of that route?’ ‘I’ve got the coverage, but exactly how does that tie in with my linebacker or safety or whatever it might be?’ “They’re concentrating on that and they’re working on that very well,” Reid said. “From a coaching standpoint, that’s all you can ask for.”
Pacers even series with Miami in Game 4 win The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Indiana Pacers fans react after Lance Stephenson, sitting, made a shot against the Miami Heat as time expired in the third quarter of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals, Tuesday in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Lance Stephenson added 20 points, and the Indiana Pacers charged back late to beat the Miami Heat 99-92 on Tuesday night and tie the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2. LeBron James led the Heat with 24 points before fouling out with 56 seconds to go. Mario Chalmers had 20 points on a night the defending NBA champs failed to take command of the series. The Heat will host Game 5 on Thursday. “We’re not going anywhere. We’re going back down to Miami to go out there and fight again,” Hibbert said. The Pacers started fast and spent the rest of the night trying to fend off Miami’s continual comebacks. But with Indiana leading 8172 early in the fourth, Miami answered with a 14-2 run that gave the Heat an 86-83 lead.
Indiana tied the score on Paul George’s three-point play and erased the Miami lead by closing the game on a 16-6 run. Indiana was in desperation mode — and it showed. Bodies crashed to the ground all night. An angry George uncharacteristically smacked the floor after being called for a foul in the third quarter, leading to a technical foul on coach Frank Vogel. And the defense did a far better job against James and his high-scoring teammates. James finished 8 of 18 from the field. But the Pacers did not get rattled. Instead, they answered every challenge Miami posed as they had in the first two games of this series. When Miami used a 9-0 run to take a 60-54 lead early in the third quarter, Indiana answered immediately with a 10-0 run to regain the lead. When James committed an offensive foul with 2 seconds left in the third quarter, his first turnover since the end of Game 2, the Pacers got a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from Stephenson to make it 77-70.
Even as the Heat rallied in the fourth, charging back from an 8172 deficit to take an 86-83 lead, the Pacers answered. George tied the score on a three-point play on which James committed his fourth foul. Ray Allen broke the tie with a 3 from the left wing, but after corralling rebound after rebound, Indiana went on a 7-0 run to retake the lead and Miami never tied it again. This was not the same Miami team that dominated Indiana in Game 3. Nor was it the same Pacers defense that got overrun by James and his teammates two nights earlier. Miami struggled to score early, Dwyane Wade was limping noticeably in the first half and forward Chris Bosh hurt his right knee in the first half and his right ankle in the second. The Big Three combined to go just 14 of 39 from the field. Indiana, meanwhile, reverted to its more traditional style. The Pacers had a 49-30 rebounding advantage and outscored Miami in the paint 50-32.
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hornets From PAGE 9 up at 6 a.m. was brutal but worth it. We left to catch the China High Speed Railway train (Like the bullet train) at 8:30 a.m. to get to Tian Jin, which is a city about 2 hours outside of Beijing. The reason we call it the bullet train is because it goes 180 mph so it only took us 30 minutes to get there. Yes, it really goes that fast but surprisingly you can’t really feel it. If only we had those trains to go everywhere in the United States life would be so much easier. Once we arrived in Tian Jin we were picked up and taken to the Professional Training Center to watch the volleyball team practice. It was cool to see their center because they also had professional baseball, softball, tennis, fencing and basketball. The team we watched was their second team, which had girls under the age of 17. If you were to walk into the gym not knowing what age they were you would think they were Division I premier college athletes because of their height and amazing skill. It was a cool experience to see how a professional team ran their practice. One of the drills they did is the exact same one we do in our practice except a lot more intense because they pretty much had the Great Wall of China blocking them, and by that I mean three very tall former Chinese men’s volleyball players. The coaches and administration of the Nankai University, which is the team we played later, took us out to a traditional Chinese meal that is very famous in the city of Tian Jin. It had similar food to the other meals we’ve experienced but it was special because the restaurant was famous for its history. In the middle of our meal the owner came into our room and started playing some wooden instruments which the team named “clickity-clack wood blocks.” Ping tried to tell us what they were called in Chinese but there is no English translation so we had to use our creativity. He also started to sing about the history of the restaurant. Even though we couldn’t understand the coaches tried to explain it and it was still really interesting because it was a new part of their culture we hadn’t seen or heard before. After lunch we were given a campus tour of Nankai University. We learned some more history behind the city of Tian Jin and how it was affected by the Anti-Japanese War. Some of the buildings had been destroyed or damaged in the war, but the ones that remained are now protected by the government because they are part of Chinese history. Following our short history lesson we went straight into playing volleyball. The first two games we played with our own teams and we split 1-1. The next two games we combined the two different teams. It was very competitive and fun and games until one of the girls from Nankai sprained her ankle really badly. Ping had the idea to donate all of our ankle braces after the game because they don’t have the funds and resources we do to get them and hopefully we can save a lot of ankles in the future! The girls were just as excited as the others we have met, if not more, to have us there. We ended the evening having dinner with them and chatting about our cultures and learning more about each other. It was hard to communicate so if you were to look at our tables it would look like we’re playing charades because we have to talk with our hands. Probably one of the most fun things to do with them is teach them English words. They try to teach us Chinese but all they do is laugh because we’re definitely not as good as they are with our language. It’s pretty bad but hey at least we are trying! We caught the train back to Beijing at 8:30 p.m. and hopefully we will get to bed at a decent time because tomorrow we’re hiking up the Great Wall of China!! I can already feel my legs hurting! If there’s no blog tomorrow it’s because we didn’t make it… :-)
Day 9: The Great Wall Don’t worry guys there will
be a blog today because: we made it! We conquered The Great Wall of China and let me tell you it feels amazing! When we first entered the mountains we got glimpses of parts of the wall and, as exciting as it looked, we knew we were in for a treat. Before actually taking the climb we went through a museum full of artifacts, pictures and history behind the making and existence of The Great Wall. It blows our minds to think of how big the wall is and how much time it must have taken to build the entire thing. We learned that it took many dynasties to complete the wall for defense against invaders, but it wasn’t always successful. After the museum we started the trek up the wall. There is no amount of stair steppers we could have done to prepare us for it. Some of the steps were steep, some were skinny, and sometimes there weren’t even steps at all it was just a slope straight up. It was so surreal to actually be standing on the Great Wall of China and to have such a beautiful background so we made plenty of stops to take pictures… but let’s be honest the main reason we were stopping was to catch our breath and give our legs a rest. It took about an hour to get to the top of our section of the wall and to think that there were thousands of miles more is mind blowing. It’s definitely an accomplishment to make it to the top because not many people can say they have had the chance to be on such a well known part of history, and also because it was very difficult on the ol’ legs. The way down was a lot faster but also scarier because you don’t have as good of a reading of how steep the steps are so you really have to focus on what you’re doing. Most of the girls ended up just running down the steep slopes to make it easier and less painful. Sitting here writing the blog and thinking about what we got to do today still amazes me because I never thought in a million years we would get such an awesome opportunity and I know the team feels the same. After conquering the wall, we got treated to the biggest pizzas in Beijing; let alone probably the biggest pizza in America too. One pizza had 12 slices and was about as big as the table we were sitting at. Everyone dominated it and our excuse for eating so much was, “Hey we just climbed The Great Wall of China we can eat whatever we want!” It was delicious and refreshing but we were all so full we should have been rolled out of the restaurant. Our food babies were definitely out to play today. We can’t believe tomorrow is our last day to enjoy China. The time has flown by. So far everything we’ve done has been awesome but I think everyone can agree that today tops them all because we climbed the freakin’ GREAT WALL OF CHINA!
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Interest leads to growth for college baseball The Associated Press
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Dave Van Horn takes the time to remind his players every few weeks about just how good they have it. It’s not that the Arkansas coach revels in telling today’s youth just how difficult the older generations had it; he’s simply in awe of how far college baseball has come during his 25-year coaching career. Armed with new stadiums, packed houses and a growing fan base, college baseball has seen a surge in interest over the last decade. The result has been better travel, equipment, facilities and exposure for a sport once relegated to a spring-time afterthought. Spring might still be about college football in many parts of the country, but the gap between the gridiron’s offseason and the diamond is closing in others. “They know (how good they have it),” Van Horn said. “We are all lucky to have what we have, and it didn’t always used to be this way.” The latest sign of the burgeoning interest in the college game will happen this weekend, when for the first time all 16 of the NCAA tournament regionals will be televised by ESPN. The network showed just six of the regional sites last season, four the year before, but it’s committed to showing every pitch from every game this season on its various outlets. “That shows you our investment in college baseball and how we feel about it,” said Mike Moore, a senior coordinator producer at ESPN. “They’ve got something going.” ESPN has a long-standing history with college baseball, with this year marking the 34th straight season the network has shown the College World Series. However, showing regular season and conference tournament games only became more of an option as the network looked to fill programming voids created by the lost 2004-05 NHL season, said programming and acquisitions director Brent Colborne. The end result was that nearly 1.4 million viewers on average tuned in to watch College World Series games on ESPN last year, with a peak of more than 1.9 million in 2009. The steady viewership was enough after last season for the network to look into showing all of the regionals — which it will do when the tournament begins across the country on Friday. “We’ve never done it before, so we don’t know what the results will be, but we do know there’s an audience out there,” Colborne said. “There’s obviously a very, very passionate audience that really enjoys college baseball.” Larry Templeton, the former Mississippi State athletic direc-
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sons, I’ve gotten to know her a little bit and know that not only is she a great athlete, but she’s also a great kid; the kind whom it’d be difficult not to root for. Standing at the finish line for her last race, I could tell she was in the lead when the runners came around the turn and hit the straightaway. The fan in me wanted to be yelling and cheering her on. Instead, I was consciously thinking about looking as stoic as possible. Admittedly, when she crossed to officially clinch her fourth gold medal, while trying to keep my feelings hid; it was probably possible to catch a brief smile crack across my face. It’s exciting when good things happen to good people and, whether we can hide it or not, us inkstrained wretches are only human.
red bird From PAGE 10 The Associated Press
LSU’s Chris Sciambra celebrates after hitting an RBI double driving in the game-winning run in the 11th inning against Vanderbilt during the SEC tournament championship game at the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium in Hoover, Ala., Sunday.
tor who now serves as a consultant for the Southeastern Conference, credited ESPN taking college baseball “to another level.” It’s a surge he hopes to improve upon when the SEC Network is unveiled sometime next year. Templeton, who also served as the chair of the NCAA tournament selection committee from 2007-09, also credited the 20-second pitch clock for speeding up games and better facilities as reasons for turning the game into a fan-interest sport. As a result, Templeton believes more top players today are choosing to play college baseball rather than signing with major league teams out of high school and spending years in the minor leagues. “There are some quality student-athletes playing baseball at the collegiate level now,” Templeton said. One example of Templeton’s belief is Arkansas infielder Dominic Ficociello, who was drafted in the 23rd round of the 2010 draft by Detroit before choosing to attend college rather than sign with the Tigers. Ficociello said he set his bonus demand incredibly high before the draft — $1 million take-home pay after taxes — because he wanted to experience the college environment. “I knew that was the price that teams would have to pay to get me away from all this,” Ficociello said. “I knew this was going to be a pretty crazy thing, and it was going to be awesome and nothing I had ever experienced before.” The decision to attend college has paid off in exactly the kind of experiences Ficociello had hoped for, including playing in front of thousands of fans per
game with the Razorbacks and a trip to the College World Series last year. Arkansas’ Baum Stadium, as well as the interest across the SEC, also played significant roles in Ficociello’s decision to bypass the professional ranks. The facility opened in 1996, has been expanded several times since, and an average of 8,335 fans paid to see the Razorbacks play this season. That’s a far cry from the average of 1,399 fans who attended Arkansas games in 2002 — the season before Van Horn was hired away from Nebraska. When Van Horn was hired, he struggled at first with the long road trips across the SEC, all of which were taken by bus. After a few years, and as attendance began to rise, Van Horn approached then-Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles about the travel — focusing on the competitive disadvantage to driving as well as the classroom time players were missing. The last bullet point hit home with Broyles, and since the Razorbacks have flown to most of their away games, including charter flights when possible. Van Horn said the increased television exposure and attendance played a role in the better travel arrangements, and he said the quality of the product has led to the overall growth in the game. It’s a modern success story that he hopes doesn’t end any time soon. “It all helps, with travel, coaches’ pay, the whole budget,” Van Horn said. “If we were getting 2,000 a game, things might be different. That’s just the way it is now, and it’s nice.”
beleaguered fan base finally starting to believe in something. The Royals’ 10 consecutive losses at Kauffman Stadium matches the franchise record set just last season. “What are asking me to do? Take my belt off and spank them? Yell at them, scream at them? What do you want?” Royals manager Ned Yost asked. “Do we need to make changes? This can’t continue. Somewhere down the road, we’re going to have to make some changes.” Their offense has been the biggest culprit: It’s produced eight runs total in the Royals’ past five games, and hasn’t scored more than four in a game since May 21 at Houston. While the Cardinals had three homers Tuesday night, the Royals have that many in 14 games. “If pressure turns into panic, you have a problem,” general manager Dayton Moore said prior to the game. “Right now, we’ve just got to deal with the pressure in a way that is professional and with the right mindset and just get through it.” St. Louis got off to a carbon-copy start of the previous night, when Yadier Molina hit a two-run homer in the first inning from the No. 2 spot in the lineup. This time, it was Beltran who went deep off Santana to give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead after just seven pitches. It was the first time the Cardinals got two-run shots from the No. 2 spot in the first inning in back-to-back games since 1998, when Ray Lankford hit both of them, according to STATS LLC. The Royals haven’t accomplished the same feat since Amos Otis went deep in consecutive games in 1976.
FLYING McCOYS by Glenn and Gary McCoy
THE GAZETTE, EMPORIA, KANSAS
IN THE BLEACHERS by Steve Moore
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
HOROSCOPES HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Thursday, May 30, 2013: This year you enter a period where your intensity comes across both positively and negatively. Many people want to be around your highly magnetic energy; however, you will note how people back away from you when you get angry. If you are single, your biggest problem will be trying to stay single, if that is what you want. If you are attached, work on expressing your anger before you lose control. Developing a new pattern initially might feel difficult, but it will be worthwhile. PISCES knows how to impress you. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult
ARIES (MARCH 21-APRIL 19) HHHH Try to assume a more laidback attitude. Consolidate recent successes. Your listening skills will emerge while you’re in a discussion with a sibling or neighbor. You need to know what you are hearing in order to evaluate what is going on. Tonight: Take some much-needed downtime. TAURUS (APRIL 20-MAY 20) HHHH Meetings and networking point to success. You will instill your support systems with new energy and knowledge. You understand your desires, and you know where you are heading. Others can follow you if they want. Tonight: Make weekend plans if you have not already. GEMINI (MAY 21-JUNE 20) HHHH Keep reaching out to someone at a distance. You could feel overwhelmed by everything that is happening around you. If you assume responsibility, you will like the outcome. Only you can control certain demons or issues. Tonight: Be available for a late-night discussion. CANCER (JUNE 21-JULY 22) HHH Your ability to deal with the many people around you will make a substantial difference. Allow greater give-and-take between you and someone else. You laugh, and others relax. You naturally lead with your heightened sense of direction. Tonight: It’s a piece of cake. LEO (JULY 23-AUG. 22) HHHH You’ll wonder what might be the best way to proceed, as a partner seems more open to possibilities. You could be amazed by what occurs. Remain laid-back, and be willing to change direction. Allow this person to be more dominant. Tonight: Enjoy the conversation. VIRGO (AUG. 23-SEPT. 22) HHHH Listen to feedback. How you handle a situation depends on your ability to flex with others. At the moment, you need to incorporate more of what others desire when making plans. You will have your way soon enough -- don’t worry. Tonight: Listen to suggestions, then decide. LIBRA (SEPT. 23-OCT. 22) HHHH You could be in a situation where you want to say exactly what you think, and want to be encouraged to do so as well. Know that you might get a very strong -- maybe even negative -- reaction if you reveal your true thoughts. Tonight: Run errands. Free up the weekend. SCORPIO (OCT. 23-NOV. 21) HHHH Your ability to make headway and say what you feel when you want adds tremendous dimension to a relationship. Your imagination flourishes in this situation. Focus on a child or a new love interest. This person needs your time and attention. Tonight: Ever playful. SAGITTARIUS (NOV. 22-DEC. 21) HHH You could be out of energy when it comes to dealing with a difficult family member. You understand this person much more than you might want to. Maintain your boundaries without causing uproar or a fight. Tonight: Head home. Start thinking about the weekend. CAPRICORN (DEC. 22-JAN. 19) HHHHH Make calls and seek out different opinions before scheduling a meeting. You’ll want to have a sense of direction about where this group is heading. You are a natural leader, and you don’t need to press a point. Others tend to defer to you. Tonight: Hang out with a favorite person. AQUARIUS (JAN. 20-FEB. 18) HHH You suddenly could be weighing the pros and cons of a particular situation. You might want to say that you have had enough, so be prepared to act on this verbalization. Check out a purchase with care. Don’t spend what you don’t have. Tonight: Treat a friend to dinner. PISCES (FEB. 19-MARCH 20) HHHH You are very much in the moment. You might not even bother to investigate some important information you heard through the grapevine. Try to be more alert, especially if a boss or some other authority figure heads your way. Tonight: Finally, it’s time for your whims! 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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ENTERTAINMENT Wife avoiding time with me Dear Annie: My wife and I have been married for 34 years. I changed jobs so I could have better hours and pay and more time with my wife and son. Eighteen months ago, I went on disability because of severe arthritis. A few years back, I noticed that my wife was coming up with reasons for us not to have sex. She said my work hours kept her up too late, and then she played Internet games all night. A year ago, her father died, and she claims she has to stay with Mom five nights a week. In the past eight months, we’ve had sex twice. I never forget an occasion and bought her lovely gifts for Valentine’s Day, her birthday and our anniversary. She got me nothing. She could have asked her brother to stay with Mom, but didn’t. I spent my birthday alone, without even a phone call. I spent our anniversary watching her play Internet games, and when we finally got into bed, she pushed me away, telling me to leave her alone. We had a big argument, and she said she doesn’t love me and only stays because of our 30-year-old son. She also said I need her because of her insurance. Annie, I am afraid I am going to die alone and in pain. I am looking at a bottle of pills, wondering whether I should take them and simply get out of her way. — Rejected Dear Rejected: Please don’t. Your wife isn’t looking to di-
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after I’d already signed up for the marathon. Although I’d be finished running by the time the ceremony begins, it’s three hours away and a long drive after a physically and emotionally intense event. My dad says it’s really important to him that I go, and so do my siblings. But I’m turning 30 soon and am weary of Dad’s immaturity. Should I go to both events? Should I put my needs first and not go at all? — Long-Distance Runner
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LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating Justin Bieber for reckless driving after witnesses — including former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson — complained about the popstar’s alleged freeway speeds in their gated community in north Los Angeles County. At about 8 p.m. Monday, Bieber allegedly drove his white Ferrari at freeway speeds in what is a 25 mph zone, sheriff ’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. Johnson was outside with his 3-year-old daughter who was preparing to get into a small electric car when Bieber zoomed by. Johnson was upset and got into his Prius, following Bieber to his nearby home. As the garage door was closing, Johnson put out his arm and stopped it, telling Bieber
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he wanted to talk about his reckless driving. Whitmore said Bieber scurried into his home without speaking. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department received two calls and responded to the location. When they tried to talk to Bieber, however, they were also turned away. Deputies interviewed two witnesses, including Johnson, and wrote up their report. They handed that off to detectives who are continuing to investigate the incident. “Their eyewitness testimony to our deputies was definitive — not only the speed, not only the vehicle, but Mr. Bieber was sitting and driving in the driver’s side seat,” Whitmore said. Deputies plan to send a reckless driving report to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to consider filing misdemeanor charges.
Dear Annie: My dad is getting remarried on Labor Day weekend. Though I’m happy for him, this will be his third marriage. I went to the last two ceremonies. During his most recent marriage, he put his new family’s needs ahead of those of my siblings and me from the “old marriage.” I’m expecting the same this time around. Here’s the problem: I have been training for months to run a full marathon that happens to be scheduled the same day as the wedding. I didn’t know about the wedding until
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AUTOMOTIVE AND DIESEL TECHNICIANS We are accepting applications for current openings for technicians with automotive and diesel experience who want to work in a supportive professional environment with excellent pay and beneďŹ ts. Pay will be based on abilities and will range from $18.00 per hour to $24.00 per hour with a minimum wage guarantee. BeneďŹ ts include BCBS health Ins., holidays paid uniforms/ vacations/retirement/life & disability. No Saturday work is required. Apply in person at 3105 W. 6th Ave Emporia, KS Mon-Friday 8a-6p
CDL DRIVERâ€“ with Hazmat needed, Leiszler Transport Service. Based out of Emporia. 401K, paid vacation, fully paid individual health insurance. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at leiszleroil.com 785-632-5648 CDL DRIVERS - IRISH EXPRESS INC. A midsized flatbed trucking company, located in Alma, Kansas, is seeking qualified Class A CDL drivers. Applicants must be self motivated. Great pay and benefits. 1 year verifiable OTR experience required. Home most weekends. Nice equipment. 1-800-417-0702. HOLIDAY RESORT is offering a 10 hour Med Aide update; June 12th & 13th, 5pm 10pm. Cost is $90, includes State Recertification fees. 620-343-9285.
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KANSAS CITY OTR contractor hiring team drivers Class A CDL. Home weekends, great for full or part time. Good pay. $1,000 sign-on bonus. Clean, safe driving record, 1 year recent experience. Retirees encouraged to apply. Contact Bill at 913-439-7981 or e-mail email@example.com. LIGHT HOUSEWORKâ€“ About 2 hours a week. Call 620-342-0873
BLUESTEM FARM and Ranch has a part time floor position open. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Must be able to do carry outs and help customers. Apply at Bluestem. DRIVERS WE WANT YOU! 3 divisions, regular routed, full benefits including cell phone package & consistent mileage. Monthly bonuses. Part time daily runs. 4-5 out or 7-10 days out. Nightly/weekly home time.
PART TIME LAWN MAINTENANCE position. Must posses valid Kansas drivers license. Physical exam, drug screen, and background check required. Send resume to P.O. Box 2207, Emporia KS, 66801
SACRED HEART SCHOOL is seeking a part time Spanish teacher for the 2013 - 14 school year. Interested applicants should complete the teacher application available at www.archkckcs.org and e-mail/ mail a letter of interest and resume to Principal, Theresa Lein, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-343-7394 for more information.
SACRED HEART SCHOOL is seeking a part time food service manager for the 2013 14 school year. Interested applicants should e-mail/ mail a letter of interest and resume to Principle, Theresa Lein. at email@example.com or call 620-343-7394 for more information.
SAINT FRANCIS Community Services is accepting resumes: Driver Part-time position transporting children/families safely from one destination to another location. Must be able to work varied days and hours. Social Worker Provides case management services to families whose children are in out of home care. Completes assessments, develops and implements case plans ensuring goals are met within established time frames and determines services needed by the families. Bachelorâ€™s degree in Social Work and BSRB licensure required. Saint Francis Community Services offers an excellent benefit package & competitive wages. High school diploma/ GED required & employees must be at least 21. Must pass a drug screen, MVR, KBI and Child Abuse and Neglect Registry Clearance check. Send resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or apply at www.st-francis.org. EOE.
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FARM HELPâ€“ Must have experience. Operating equipment, CDL a plus. 620-341-7699.
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Will be required to work three nights during the week and during the days on the weekend. Position will be for approximately 40 hours a week. Will be in direct supervision of up to six employees at anytime. Must have strong communication and customer service skills. Experience appreciated but we will train the right candidate. Come work for a well established company that is busier than ever! Apply at the Walmart Subway or send resume to Attn: Patti, 902 Commercial, Emporia, Kansas.
Directions: In Emporia; In Emporia; from the intersection of South Ave. & Commercial, go South on Commercial 4 Blocks to Norton St. go East on Norton St. 1 Block to Intersection of Norton & S. Mechanic. House is on the SE Corner of Intersection. LEGAL: Lot 58 and 60 on Mechanic Street in Sicklerâ€™s Subdivision of Block 8 of Potwinâ€™s subdivision of the South Half of the Southeast Quarter of Section 15, Township 19, Range 11 East, City of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas 2012 PROPERTY TAXES: $1,279.04. HOME: 3 Bed, 1 bath Bungalow style home built in 1902 with 1,272 sq. ft. Vinyl siding, central heat and air (approx. 4 years old). Lots of character, hardwood floors, built in cabinet, leaded glass windows, solid panel doors, front porch on corner lot. Also features a large workshop and a small shed. This is a very clean, move in ready property that has been very well maintained. TERMS: $5,000 down as earnest money deposit day of auction and signing of contract. The balance due at time of closing on or before July 16, 2013 at which time buyer will receive Kansas Warranty Deed. Cost of the title insurance will be split equally between buyer and seller. 20123 taxes will be prorated to the date of closing. The property is sold in as is condition. Property is not sold subject to financing. All information has been gathered from Lyon county sources and is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. All financing arrangements must be made prior to the auction. All statements day of auction take precedence over advertisements. AUCTIONEERS NOTE: Earl & Dorothy lived in this home since 1956. Here is your chance to own a home that has been well taken care of. This home is clean and neat and straight. come to the open house and see... youâ€™ll be glad you did. Like the home, all personal property items and in excellent, clean condition. See what they have accumulated over the years and what you canâ€™t live without! See you at the auction. OPEN HOUSE: 5)634%": .":t1.
EOE BLUESTEM FARM and Ranch has a full time floor position open. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Our full time benefits are health insurance, paid sick leave, and paid holidays. Apply at Bluestem. LOCAL COMPANYâ€“ Needs OTR flat bed/ step deck drivers. Home most weekends. Paid real miles. Good pay for hard work. Call 620-344-0323.
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HOUSEKEEPER for Wyatt Erp Inn, Beto Junction, located at Hwy. 75 and I35, Lebo, KS. Must be 18 years or older and provide references. Apply in person or call 620-256-6351 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
NIGHT AUDITOR and desk clerk. Apply in person at Super 8, 2913 W. Hwy 50.
AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Must be able to diagnosis and perform repairs in a timely manor. Wages based on experience and certification. 620-273-6326.
SUMMER CHILDCAREâ€“ Ages 3 - 14 at Emporia Christian School. 7:30am 5:30pm. 620-342-5353.
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HAIR SALONâ€“ Monthly booth rental. Full or part time. Established client base. Located in Madison. Call 620-437-2300.
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BLUESTEM FARM and Ranch has a full time opening for a tire repair and assembly person. Some evenings and Saturdays required. Our full time benefits are health insurance, paid sick leave, and paid holidays. Apply at Bluestem.
ERS, Inc., KVOE AM, KVOE FM, and KFFX Radio has an opening in the sales department. The successful applicant would take over a well established client list. If youâ€™re aggressive, hard working, and honest, then we want to talk to you. This is a well compensated position. Sales experience is a plus, but not required. Send resumes to KVOE Radio, PO Box 968, Emporia, KS 66801. Benefits include Medical, Dental, Life Insurance, Vacation, and 401(k). Emporiaâ€™s Radio Stations, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer.
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CEMETERY PLOTâ€“ Masonic Circle in Maplewood Memorial Lawn. Discounted. $500. 620-343-3705.
Position Title: Temporary Field Technician 1 ( Two Positions Open) Responsibilities: Uses electronic test equipment to measure the performance of customer service drops or outlets. Perform remedial troubleshooting from cable outlet to the customer owned equipment Terminates cable, data and telephony services in a manner that is in compliance with Cable One policies and procedures. Assures proper upstream and downstream signal levels at each termination on the customerâ€™s premises. Monitor and record incidences of system and drop leakage. Operates and maintains vehicle, tools, test equipment and other company owned equipment in accordance with system guidelines and procedures. Educates customers as to the proper operation of all services, equipment, and home terminal units (HTUâ€™s) and customer owned equipment. Seeks the opportunity to initiate the sale of new cable services, or upgrades of existing services and additional outlets. Collects payments and obtains appropriate customer acknowledgements in accordance with Cable One cash handling policies via electronic work order and routing system (WFM) and other methods as required. Note: All of the essential duties of this position are not included in this posting. 4XDOLÂżFDWLRQVÂŤ5HTXLUHG High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Valid driverâ€™s license and a good driving record. This position requires the ability to work a variable schedule. This position may require occasional travel. /RFDWLRQÂŤRIÂŤ3RVLWLRQ 714 Commercial Emporia, Kansas 66801
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Wednesday, May 29,29, 2013 Wednesday, May 2013 WANTED CATTLE HAULER– Top wages/ equipment. Four state area. Call 785-675-3477 or 913-533-2478; 8am - 5pm. WHEELER LUMBER in Waverly is seeking qualified individuals for trust plant work. Must be dependable and have reliable transportation. Apply in person at 1959 Old Hwy 50, NE, Waverly, KS or call 785-733-2848 for more information.
STORY & CLARK spinet piano with humidifier, $450. 620-342-5028.
111 S. SYLVAN– Saturday, 7am - ? Boy’s and girl’s 0 -3T, many baby items, adult clothing, lots of misc.
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617 CHESTNUT– Friday, 9am - 6pm; Saturday, 7am - 1pm. Baby items, furniture, kitchen items, storm windows, misc. 725 RIVERVIEW CIR– Thursday, Friday, 2pm - 6pm; Saturday, 8am - noon. Washer, dryer, couch, chair, misc. 901 WALNUT– Friday, 4:30pm - ? Girl’s, women’s clothing, household, man stuff.
All the TOOLS you need! Drills, grinders, band and skill saws, routers, sanders, lathes, pitchforks, rakes, and more! 301 S. Sylvan; Saturday, 8am - ? No early sales.
MULTI FAMILY– Moving. 2025 Park Ave, (13th/ Prairie) Saturday, 8am. Furniture, housewares, collectibles, more.
READY CITY WIDE June 1st. Breyer horses, perennials, hostas, quality kids toys, toddler, girls clothes, women’s plus sizes, much more. Behind Methodist Church. 620-794-4802.
WHILDEN– 6th to 12th. Friday, noon - ?; Saturday, 8am - ? See kvoe.com for item list.
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20% OFF LINGERIE SALE. Bachelorette party gifts. Funny gag gifts. DVD sale: $4 each. Whispers Video, 316 Commercial. CARPORT– 12 wide, 11 high, 21 long. Ready to haul. $800. 620-757-6701. NORDIC TRAK treadmill. Extra belt. Less than 15 hours of use. $450. Trek women’s bike. Less than 15 hours of ride time. $600. 620-342-7767.
AVAILABLE NOW– Cute 2 bedroom. CH/CA, stove, refrigerator. 310 W. 4th and 424 S. Market. $425 plus deposit. 316-323-8353 leave message.
USED APPLIANCES for sale. 20 E. 5th, 620-342-1392. Call for list.
NICE 3 BEDROOM DUPLEX Near ESU, CH/CA, W/D provided. $595 a month. Available July 1st. 620-203-1545.
2000 KAWASAKI 1100 STI 3 seater Jet Ski. 50 mph top speed. $2,499. firstname.lastname@example.org
2 BEDROOM ~ RIGHT NEXT TO ESU Like new condition; nice kitchen cabinets; dishwasher, full basement. $485 a month. 1315 1/2 Merchant. West side of campus. 620-341-3993. Available now. 1 BEDROOM ~ RIGHT NEXT TO ESU Like new condition; nice kitchen cabinets; dishwasher, full basement. $380 a month. 1315 1/2 Merchant. West side of campus. 620-341-3993. Available now. 2 BEDROOMS– Clean, stove, refrigerator, CA. Close to campus. Smokeless. $390. 620-342-9287.
All real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limita-tion 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.
HOUSES/ 3 BEDROOM Townhouses. Great location. Some with garage, appliances, petless. 620-366-2051. APARTMENTS Studio, 1 and 2 bedrooms available. No pets. 620-344-3531, 620-343-1774.
LARGE 2 BEDROOM, W/D hookups. Appliances furnished. CH/ CA. 1125 Burns. $450 per month. 620-343-2764 or 620-343-3196. OLPE– Large, 2 bedroom apartment. No pets. Call 620-475-3850. QUIET 2 BEDROOM duplex. Dining, laundry rooms. New appliances. 1110 Constitution. 620-343-8664. SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM– 2 bath, kitchen appliances, W/D hookups, carport, CH/CA, clean, quiet, smokeless. $560. 620-342-9287. STUDIOS– $250, with $100 deposit; 1 bedroom, starting at $295 and up. Some with everything paid. 620-344-5556
Table Rock rustic lodge condos for rent on the lake. Stay at the Village @ Indian Point. 2 master bedrooms with 2 baths plus hide a bed Indoor & Outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub, game room, ﬁshing at dock on the property. Only 3 minutes south of Silver Dollar City. Call The Village @ Indian Point 800-984-7847. Ask for units 17-6 or 20-5 for comfortable, upscale accommodations.
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MANAGEMENT COUPLE wants to rent nice 3 bedroom home up to $1,350. American Real Estate, 620-342-9500. PERFECT TENANT– looking for clean quiet, 1 bedroom apartment. W/D hookups. Smokeless, petless. Excellent credit and references. 620-220-0045.
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1 & 2 BEDROOM– Nearly new. 1/2 block west ESU. Petless. 620-366-2051. $320– 501 Sunnyslope, 1 bedroom, CH/CA, all appliances, no smoking, petless. 620-757-0508. $500– 2 bedrooms, new paint, carpeting and appliances. 5 blocks to campus. American Real Estate 620-342-9500. 1 - 2 BEDROOM– CH/CA, $335 a month. Advance Real Estate 620-342-9440 or call Paul, 620-481-0610. 1 BEDROOM– $275. All bills paid including cable, Internet. Great location. Shared bathroom. Call Brandi 785-341-1753. 1 BEDROOM– $350. All bills paid. 807 Mechanic. Call 620-757-5856. 1 BEDROOM $460– Spacious with gas, electric, cable, internet all included. Sorry, no dogs. Call Brandi 785-341-1753. 1 BEDROOM– 1001 Congress. Gas/ water paid. Off street parking. Close to ESU. $275 - $325. 620-343-2764 or 620-757-3305. 1 BEDROOM– 628 Constitution. Clean, CH/CA. Tenant pays electric only. $250 $300. 620-343-7837.
ASHLEY ESTATES 1 bedroom with garage! 1601 Lincoln. 620-342-8300. ashley-estates.com. $775. EMPORIA'S #1 APARTMENT WEB SITE! ! ! www.emporiarentals.com email@example.com Cell/ Text 620-341-7613 AVAILABLE NOW– 2231 Prairie. $550. 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath. All bills paid, except electric. American Real Estate. 620-342-9500. AVAILABLE NOW– Cute 1 bedroom, efficiency. Partially furnished. Everything paid except electricity. $300 plus deposit. 316-323-8353 leave message. 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. CHAPELRIDGE APARTMENTS– 1, 2, 3 bedroom apartments and 4 bedroom townhomes. Now offering SPECIALS on 2 & 3 bedroom. GREAT LOCATION with W/D hookups, pool, gymnasium, private deck/ patio, ample closets. Only $99 deposit. Call 800-322-4781 or visit us at www.perryreid.com/chapelridgeemporia EHO
2 & 3 BEDROOM– Located in Belmont Estates and Lincoln Village. Pets allowed in some homes. For more information call 620-342-7205 or stop by 525 S. Commercial.
408 NEOSHO– 3 Bedroom. $550; 502 Arundel, 2 bedroom, Enclosed porch, $450. 620-481-6077.
SENIOR APARTMENT for rent. $240. Must qualify. 620-343-7272.
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3 BEDROOM– W/D hookups, basement, garage, smokeless, petless, stove, refrigerate. 620-366-6005.
2032 W. 7TH– Lots of kid’s clothes, TVs, computer, lots of misc. Friday, Saturday: 8am - noon. 511 WILSON– Friday, 2pm - 7pm; Saturday, 7am - ? Antiques, furniture, china cabinets, misc.
NEW MATTRESS SETS– Quality used furniture and appliances. Family Flea Market and Consignments. New merchandise daily. 2705 W. Hwy. 50. 620-342-0826. (Next to Price Chopper)
YOU MAY QUALIFY– for low cost spay or neuter for your pet! Call or e-mail today for an application. 620-343-3377 or firstname.lastname@example.org
JET SKI– Standup 1989 Kawasaki 650 with trailer. 620-342-8733.
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.
Boats The Gazette cannot verify the financial potential of these advertisements. Readers are advised to approach any “business opportunity” with reasonable caution.
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 RESTAURANT– Retail or office space for lease. Former Quizno's, 1601 W. 6th. 1806 sq. ft. 620-344-2250 or 620-344-2249 for information.
2103 ROAD 340– 4 bedroom, 1.5 bath, 2 car garage, outbuildings, fenced pasture with 6.7 acres. North Lyon or Osage City schools. $143,000. 785-783-3153 928 CONSTITUTION– 5 bedrooms, 2 baths. Basement, corner lot. $65,000. American Real Estate, 620-342-9500.
$375– a month. 3 bedroom. 704 East. No pets, CH/CA. 620-341-0070, 620-342-9471 $425– Recently remodeled. 2 bedroom, appliances, W/D hookups. CH/CA, new carpet. Call 620-366-0084. 1, 2 & 3 BEDROOMS– Nice, clean; $375 $675. 620-481-4777, 620-343-7464. 1019 MERCHANT– 2 bedroom duplex. CH/CA, walk-in closets, W/D, garage. $450. 620-344-3693. 2 BEDROOM HOUSE NEAR ESU CAMPUS 1108 Exchange. 2 bedroom, 1 bath house with hardwood floors. Renovations include new kitchen, new bath, new paint, new stove, new dishwasher, new refrigerator, new heat and AC units. Has washer and dryer hookups. $500. For more information call 620-341-3993. 1415 NEOSHO– 4 bedroom. $625 month. Available July 1st. 620-669-7623
GREAT BUY– 214 S. State. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, all appliances included, CH/CA, detached 2 car garage 24 x 34: $45,000. 620-794-6420, leave message.
1 BEDROOM at Green Gables, 1st floor, CH/CA, W/D connects, $385. Advance Real Estate 620-342-9440 or call Paul, 620-481-0610.
LARGE 1 BEDROOM– Near downtown, off street parking, $325/ month. Call 620-342-7205 for more info.
1 BEDROOM– Nice. 628 W. 5th, $250 $275. Deposit/ references. 620-757-3036
LARGE 1 BEDROOM– Off street parking, on site laundry. 821 Whildin. 620-341-0691.
3 BEDROOM– Near ESU, garage, CH/CA, W/D hookups, big yard, 620-366-0408.
1996– 3 bedroom, 2 bath. 16 X 80 mobile home, to be moved. $13,000. 620-437-7010.
1, 2, 3 BEDROOM– Adjacent university, very nice, electric only, petless, 620-366-1101.
LARGE CLEAN– 1 bedroom. Location. Appliances. Most utilities paid. $325, deposit. 620-366-0599.
3 BEDROOM– Nice, large yard, appliances, garage, petless, smokeless. References and deposit. 620-342-5034.
LINCOLN VILLAGE– 2 bedroom, 14 x 70, newly remodeled, new carpet. Low financing available. 620-342-7205.
2 BEDROOM townhouse: $550, W/D hookups, petless. 620-342-7576, 620-343-3311.
1996 2 bedroom, 2 bath mobile home in Lincoln Village. $15,000 obo. 620-920-0037.
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officials break ground on NBAF project The Associated Press
MANHATTAN — Kansas and federal officials said Tuesday they were pleased with a congressional budget committee’s funding recommendation for a new $1.2 billion biodefense lab in Manhattan slated to conduct research on dangerous animal diseases. The committee last week recommended including $404 million in the next federal budget for the lab that will replace an aging facility on Plum Island, N.Y. The markup of the spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security is less than the $714 million that President Barack Obama recommended for funding construction of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility adjacent to Kansas State University. “The president has more than committed to this process, which is a good sign,” said Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins, whose district used to include the Kansas State campus. State officials expect the lab to create more than 300 new jobs averaging more than $75,000 in salary and benefits. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran said the lab would “transform the nature of our state” with economic and research activities for decades. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Republican and farmer, said the research that the lab would do on deadly animal diseases would protect the state’s livestock industry and keep the food supply safe. “That’s why Washington has understood why we need to make this investment,” he said. Ground was broken Tuesday on the lab’s central utility plant, which will provide a self-contained power supply to the lab. Jamie Johnson, director of national labs for DHS, said the construction on the research lab should begin in 2014. Johnson said the $404 million appropriation, which still must go through the full House and a similar process in the U.S. Senate, would be sufficient funding to sign contracts and begin construction. The funding would be coupled with $202 million in new bonding authority from the Kansas Legislature. “This has been a longterm bipartisan project. This is how a state like Kansas gets something done,” said GOP Gov. Sam Brownback. State officials are yet to act on the additional bonds, which would raise the total state effort to $307 million in bonds and $35 million from the Kansas Bioscience Authority. The initial $105 million bonding are being used to construct the utility plant. “If we get the same amount in the (U.S.) Senate it will be a major victory,” said Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican who began speaking of the need for the new lab more than a decade ago. Kansas was awarded the project in 2009 but federal funding for the lab has lagged over concerns about the security of the facility and the event of an accidental release of a deadly pathogen, either by natural disaster, human error or act of terrorism. The cost of the project has escalated with inclusion of additional security measures, including adding more concrete to the structure. Conservatives in the Kansas Legislature have been critical of the request to increase bonding authority. They worry that continued escalation in costs in construction of the lab will result in additional state expenditures.
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EHS Debate wins sweepstakes
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
H.O.T.T. QUEEN CANDIDATES ANNOUNCED The 2013 HOTT Fiesta Queen candidates are, from left, Angelica Montes, Celeste Gonzalez and Esmeralda Aldrete.
The Emporia High School Debate Team was recognized with the Eleanor E. Wright Award of Excellence in Debate which is a sweepstakes trophy presented to the Top 5 Debate Schools in the nation based on the points earned by the school’s top three entries in Team Debate, LincolnDouglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Student Congress at the NCFL Grand National Tournament. Over 2400 competitors representing 543 schools from across the nation competed at the 2013 NCFL national championship tournament. Emporia High School qualified nine students to represent the Kansas City region at the Grand National Finals in Philadelphia, Penn. In order to receive this award, the team had a number of outstanding individual performances. Seniors Barbara Haynes and Talia Smith reached the Elite 8 in policy debate, senior Brandon Schrader made it to the Sweet 16 in Lincoln-Douglas Debate, and juniors Jhon Huachaca and Andy Renteria also made the Sweet 16 in Public Forum Debate. From left to right: Talia Smith, Barbara Haynes, Brandon Schrader, Jhon Huachaca, Andy Renteria.
By Sally Sanchez
Special to The Gazette
Hispanics of Today and Tomorrow has chosen queen candidates for the sixthteen annual Fiesta, which will be held September 14th at Las Casitas Park. The candidates will compete by raising money for the fiesta and for schol-
arships. The candidates who raise the most money, through food sales and other events and by making a suggested $1 donation for a chance to win prizes, will be crowned at the Fiesta. The queen candidates are: Angelica Montes, a senior at Emporia High School and daughter of Luis Montes: Celeste Gon-
zalez, a junior at Emporia High School and daughter of Pedro and Rosa Gonzalez: Esmeralda Aldrete, a freshman at Emporia High School and daughter of Maria Aldrete. For Fiesta information contact Sally Sanchez at 620-366-1094 or hottfiesta@ hotmail.com and David Delgado at 620-757-3778.
Appeals court won’t ease way for coal plant The Associated Press
TOPEKA — A federal appeals court in Washington refused Tuesday to clear an obstacle to the construction of a new coalfired power plant in southwest Kansas. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia rejected a request from Sunflower Electric Power Corp., based in Hays, to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that had put the $2.8 bil-
lion project on hold. Sunflower wants to build an 895-megawatt plant outside Holcomb. U.S. District Judge Emmett Sullivan last year ordered the Rural Utilities Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, to complete an environmental study before granting any approvals to Sunflower for the project. The federal agency must sign off on decisions about the plant because it provided past financial support to Sunflower and oversaw corporate reorganizations.
The appeals-court panel said it didn’t have the jurisdiction under federal law to hear an appeal because Emmett’s decision directing the RUS to do a study didn’t amount to a final order. Sunflower spokeswoman Cindy Hertel said the company is still reviewing the decision. But the San Francisco-based environmental law group Earthjustice hailed the decision. The group represented the Sierra Club, which sued the Rural Utilities Services in 2007
in hopes of slowing or blocking Sunflower’s construction of new coal-fired generating capacity. “As of today, the Sunflower coal plant cannot be built,” Earthjustice attorney Amanda Goodin, said in a statement. Kansas granted a permit to Sunflower to build the new plant in 2010, more than a year after the Republican-controlled Legislature ratified an agreement between then Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson and Sunflower. The deal allowed
the plant to go forward when lawmakers approved “green” legislation favored by Parkinson and his predecessor, Democratic Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. The Sierra Club also is challenging the state Department of Health and Environment’s permit in a separate lawsuit now before the Kansas Supreme Court. Sunflower supplies electricity for about 400,000 Kansans and its new plant would have enough capacity to meet the peak demands of 448,000
households, according to one state estimate. Three-quarters of the new capacity would be reserved for a Sunflower partner, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association Inc., of Westminster, Colo. That’s long been a sore point for environmentalists, who view the plant as unnecessary for meeting Kansans’ power needs, but supporters of the project have said exporting power will be as beneficial to the economy as exporting agricultural products.