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Eyes on vintage fashion

Teenager Julia Hardenburger wears her passion on her sleeve – literally – in the form of clothing styles from bygone eras. Read more about her apparel sense on Page A4 and see more photos in Ad Astra. Story by Adam Stewart Photo by Andrew Whitaker

’TWAS A FUN RUN 650 FEET BELOW

CATTLE DRIVE A GOOD ‘MOO’VE

The first Strataca Mine Run 5K brought far-away flocks of runners and will again.

Turnout, response likely means there will be more Buhler bovine events.

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at (646) 628-4353. 11 a.m. Wichita Women’s Fair, Century II, 225 W. Douglas. 2:30 p.m. Film: “The Revenant,” Fox Theatre, 18 E. First. 3 p.m. “Mary Poppins: The Musical,” Memorial Hall, 101 S. Walnut. “The American Romantic,” Century II, 225 W. Douglas, Wichita.

Man-eating-plant musical needs actors, puppeteers

Today at 3 p.m., enjoy Sunday Afternoon at the Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington. The Hutchinson/Reno Arts and Humanities Council, the Emancipation Day Celebration Committee and Hutchinson’s NAACP chapter are sponsoring this program about the contributions of black artists from Kansas to

“Feed me, Seymour!” Auditions for a stage production of “Little Shop of Horrors” are from 1 to 5 p.m. today at Stage 9, 9 S. Main, Hutchinson. This musical requires eight actors – four women and four men – plus several the Harlem Renaissance. David Quick, artist and art puppeteers to operate the historian, is the presenter. Audrey II puppet set used For more details, call (620) in the show. For more de663-1081. tails, call Charles Johnston

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4 p.m. Baked-potato bar, Fairview United Methodist Church, 10 miles west on Fourth Avenue (9 miles west of Fun Valley). 6:30 p.m. Children’s STEAM Storytime, Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main. Adult class: Advanced Ceramics, Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central.

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Trump wins big in S. Carolina; Clinton takes Nevada

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a South Carolina Republican primary night event on Saturday in Spartanburg, S.C. Trump is the winner in the South Carolina Republican primary.

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COLUMBIA, S.C. – Donald Trump barreled to victory in South Carolina’s Republican primary Saturday, deepening his hold on the GOP presidential field as the race moved into the South. “Let’s put this thing away,” he shouted to cheering supporters. Out West, Hillary Clinton pulled out a crucial win over Bernie Sanders in Nevada’s Democratic caucuses, easing the rising anxieties of her backers. At a raucous victory rally in Las Vegas, she lavished praise on her supporters and declared, “This one is for you.” The victories put Clinton and Trump in strong positions as the 2016 presidential election barreled toward the March 1 Super Tuesday contests, a delegate-rich voting bonanza. But South Carolina marked the end for Jeb Bush, the one-time Republican front-runner and member of a prominent political family, who withdrew from the race. “I firmly believe the American people must entrust this office to someone who understands that whoever holds it is a servant, not the master,” Bush told supporters in an emotional speech. Trump’s strong showing in South Carolina marked his second straight victory in the Republican primaries and strengthened his unexpected claim on the GOP nomination. No Republican in recent times has won New Hampshire and South Carolina and then failed to win the nomination. “There’s nothing easy about running for president,” Trump said at his victory rally. “It’s tough, it’s nasty, it’s mean, it’s vicious. It’s beautiful – when you win it’s beautiful.” Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, a pair of freshman senators, were fighting for second place, while Bush and others lagged far behind. “This has become a three-person race,” Rubio declared. For both parties, the 2016 election has laid bare voters’ anger with the political establishment and the influence of big money in the political system. The public mood has upended the usual political order, giving Sanders and Trump openings while leaving more traditional candidates scrambling to find their footing. Trump’s victory comes after a week in which he threatened to sue one rival, accused former President George W. Bush of lying about the Iraq war and even tussled with Pope Francis on immigration. His victory

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Widow Maureen McCarthy Scalia, center, and other family members, walk behind the casket as it is ushered out of the Bascilica following the funeral Mass for the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington on Saturday. See stories on Page A9 and B4.

WORLD British leader sets EU referendum for June 23, A8 Battle over text messaging privacy heats up, C6 One killed, three injured in shooting after standoff, A7 NYPD officers shot in confrontation with gunman NEW YORK Two police officers were shot in a confrontation with a gunman who slammed his car into a police vehicle early Saturday, in the second on-duty shooting of multiple officers in the nation’s biggest city this month, police said. Officers William Reddin and Andrew Yurkiw were in stable condition after the 3:30 a.m. encounter, which happened as multiple officers converged and fired at an armed driver who had pointed a gun at some of the officers, fled and then rammed a police car, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Police were investigating how many officers fired and the exact sequence of events, including whether police themselves fired any of the shots that injured their colleagues. It’s standard for polce shooting investigations to look into the possibility of what’s known as “friendly fire,” and Saturday’s shooting unfolded in what Bratton described as “a complex crime scene” involving eight officers and suspect Jamal Funes. Mayor Bill de Blasio said Yurkiw and Reddin were alert and expected to recover.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni wins disputed polls KAMPALA, Uganda – Long-time Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni was on Saturday declared the winner of the country’s disputed presidential election, but his main rival rejected the results as fraudulent and called for an independent audit of the count. Museveni got more than 60 percent of the votes, and his nearest rival Kizza Besigye got 35 percent, according to final results announced by the election commission. Besigye was under house arrest as Museveni was declared the winner, with heavily armed police standing guard near his residence on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala. In a video obtained by The Associated Press, Besigye said he rejects the results. Besigye urged the international community to reject the official tally.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, greets supporters with her husband and former President Bill Clinton at a Nevada Democratic caucus rally, on Saturday in Las Vegas. was another sign that the conventional rules of politics often don’t apply to the brash billionaire. Trump was backed by nearly 4 in 10 of those who were angry at the federal government, and a third of those who felt betrayed by politicians in the Republican Party. For Cruz, even a second-place finish in South Carolina would be something of a disappointment. The state was his first test of whether his expensive, sophisticated get-out-the-vote operation could overtake

Trump in a Southern state, where the electorate is tailor-made for the uncompromising conservative Texas senator. Florida’s Rubio was seeking to position himself as the mainstream alternative to Trump and Cruz, candidates many GOP leaders believe are unelectable in November. Rubio scored the endorsements of several prominent South Carolina politicians, including Gov. Nikki Haley, overcoming a dismal debate performance two weeks ago. South Carolina was a

bitter disappointment for Bush, who campaigned alongside members of his famous family, which remains popular in the state. Though he was once considered the front-runner for the GOP nomination, new fundraising reports out Saturday showed that donations to his super PAC had largely stalled. Also in the mix was Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who had low expectations in South Carolina and was looking toward more moderate states that vote later in March. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson vowed to stay in the race, despite a single-digit showing. The crowded Republican contest was a contrast to the head-to-head face-off among Democrats. Clinton has emerged a favorite of those seeking an experienced political hand, while Sanders is emerging young voters and others drawn to his call of a political and economic revolution. The Nevada results highlighted Clinton’s strength with black voters, a crucial Democratic electorate in the next contest in South Carolina, as well as several Super Tuesday states. The Hispanic vote was closely divided between Sanders and Clinton.

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Trump, Cruz, Rubio in hunt for delegates in Kansas caucuses BY JOHN HANNA AP Political Writer

OVERLAND PARK – Kansas Republicans who gathered Saturday for their biggest annual convention wondered whether Ted Cruz’s support among tea party conservatives or Marco Rubio’s backing from top politicians can prevent Donald Trump from capturing the state’s GOP presidential caucuses. Rubio emerged as the candidate of the state party’s establishment after Gov. Sam Brownback and U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts endorsed the Florida senator. But Republican activists said Trump, the billionaire New York businessman, and Cruz, a Texas senator, already enjoyed solid support when Rubio picked up his endorsements. The Kansas GOP’s two-day convention in the Republicanleaning Kansas City suburb of Overland Park came two weeks before March 5 presidential caucuses for both parties. Republicans will caucus at more than 100 sites across the state to allocate 40 delegates to the party’s national convention. The state party is controlled by anti-tax, anti-abortion, anti-gay marriage and pro-gun rights conservatives. Kansas proved itself a right-leaning contrarian in 2008 and 2012, with caucus-goers giving victories to ex-Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and

former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum over eventual nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney. “Kansas Republicans do not accept moderate and establishment candidates,” said Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a former state party chairman who’s not endorsed any presidential candidate. The state GOP set the caucuses so that they’ll occur only four days after Super Tuesday contests in 12 other states, and party officials are prepared for as many as 60,000 people to participate. Every Republican presidential nominee after 1964 has carried the state. Kansas Democrats will be choosing March 5 between former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but seven candidates will be on the GOP ballot. Joining Cruz, Rubio and Trump are former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former technology executive Carly Fiorina. Fiorina and Bush have both suspended their campaigns. Only supporters for Rubio, Cruz and Trump had tables at the Kansas GOP’s gathering, and party activists repeatedly described them as the candidates likely to pick up delegates. Republicans acknowledged that Trump’s populist message and brash style resonate with some GOP voters. Jim

Baker, Trump’s state director, said Trump is appealing to a broad cross section of voters, including both conservative evangelicals and former Romney supporters. Les Roediger, a Mayetta resident recently laid off from a welding job, helped at the Trump table during the convention. He recalled handing out coins for 1964 GOP presidential nominee Barry Goldwater as a child and said Trump’s broad vision for a stronger nation is appealing. “He wants everything I want,” Roediger said. “He wants the country I had when I was a little kid.” Rubio supporters cited a variety of reasons Saturday for backing him, including his story as the son of immigrants or his experience with national security issues, but they also touted him as the most electable nationwide of the top three GOP candidates. But Rubio’s past support for immigration legislation that would have created a pathway to citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally has alienated some Kansas Republicans. Among them are Bud and Liz Schwindt of Whitewater, northeast of Wichita, who stopped by the Cruz table to sign up for campaign updates. But the couple also praised Cruz for being uncompromising. “He’s very honest,” Liz Schwindt said. “He can take a stand by himself.”

Landowner sues SandRidge over Harper Co. wastewater disposal BY JOHN GREEN The Hutchinson News jgreen@hutchnews.com

A lawsuit against SandRidge Exploration by owners of land in Harper County who are upset that the Oklahoma-based producer has injected more than 1.5 million barrels of wastewater in wells on the property is now in federal court. The suit by Doce Limited Partnership, originally filed in Harper County District Court in January, seeks temporary and permanent injunctions against SandRidge, as well as more than $75,000 in damages. SandRidge issued notice this week it has removed the suit to the Federal District Court in Kansas City. A quarter section of farmland located about 1½ miles southeast of Anthony has been in lease to oil companies since 1977, according to the suit, before Walter E. Lydick Jr., of Jackson, Mississippi, the principal of Doce LP owned it. Doce LP then leased another quarter section adjacent to it on the south to a different producer in October 2010. SandRidge has owned the oil and gas leases on both properties since then. The property owner entered a “Voluntary Pooling and Unitization Agreement” with SandRidge on June 14, 2013, that allowed development of a horizontal well across both properties, the suit states. It then approved a right-of-way surface easement to the company for 3.1 acres for roads in and out of the property, and for “the right to drill and operate a saltwater disposal well or wells” on the land. The disposal well, called Astoria 3301 1-34 SWD, was completed around Nov. 30, 2013. SandRidge then completed producing hydraulically fractured horizontal wells

ONLINE View a map of Harper County that shows the Doce Limit land at hutchnews.com. on both parcels in April 2014. A year later, on April 14, 2015, SandRidge filed an application with the Kansas Corporation Commission seeking a permit to turn the second oil well into a saltwater disposal well. The landowner objected to the application. “When defendant responded to a plaintiff ’s discovery requests regarding the KCC application, plaintiff learned that in 2014, defendant had disposed of 1,077,107 barrels of off-lease or ‘foreign’ produced water in 2014, and 448,856 barrels of off-lease … water from January 2015 through May

2015 into the Astoria SWD Well.” SandRidge continues to dispose of thousands of gallons of water produced from at least 50 wells not on the Doce land into the Astoria well, the suit asserts. The 2013 disposal well easement does not mention disposal of off-lease or ‘foreign’ produced water on the Doce Unit, the suit contends, and argues it does not authorize SandRidge to dispose of water from other wells there. The suit alleges breach of contract, trespass and unjust enrichment by SandRidge. It seeks both damages and compensation for the water disposal. The district court granted SandRidge an extension to Feb. 18 to file an answer to the county suit, but Sandridge then got the case moved.

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“It’s a sunshiney period of time for fashion.” Outfits were matched exceptionally well and had very polished looks, she said.

“It’s exceptional tailoring on clothing.” With women entering the workforce in previously unseen numbers, clothing companies found ways to make work clothes functional while retaining femininity, Hardenburger said.

Photos by Andrew Whitaker/The Hutchinson News

Above: Julia Hardenburger, 16, a junior at Hutchinson High School, poses for a photo wearing a ’50s flocked and scalloped circle skirt with petticoat and pillbox hat Feb. 6 in downtown Hutchinson. Left: Hardenburger wears a late ’50s wool cape.

1960s “I love the hats from the ’60s. They’re so weird and fun and fabulous.” The 1960s also were a time of transition in fashion, from the polished looks carried over from the 1950s (exemplified by Jacqueline Kennedy) to more free-spirited ensembles, Hardenburger said.

Hardenburger wears a ’60s floral A-line dress with sunhat Feb. 6 in downtown Hutchinson.

PHOTOS See more pictures in Ad Astra, on page B1, or online at www.hutchnews.com/ multimedia.

Decades past inspire design dreams BY ADAM STEWART

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“I feel like my spirit and soul is in the ’20s.” Hardenburger loves what she sees as the decade’s artistic and ornate style.

When Julia Hardenburger wore a 1920s-style “flapper” outfit to Hutchinson High School for Halloween, her classmates didn’t realize it was a costume. “They thought that was just Julia being Julia,” Hardenburger said. She has a collection of clothes from the 1920s through the 1970s. She said she especially likes styles from the 1920s, but unlike most of the other decades she collects from, she has to rely on reproductions of original items. “I’d rather have an original piece than a reproduction, but I have a budget,” Hardenburger said. For as long as she can remember, Hardenburger, a high school junior, has been fascinated by the fashions of decades past. “My favorite place to go when I was a kid wasn’t the toy store, it was the antique store,” she said. She started with necklaces

1930s “The best part was the Hollywood glamour.” Despite the Great Depression, designers created beautiful gowns and reinvented the shapes of clothes, she said.

On the cover Hardenburger poses for a photo wearing a ’40s navy wrap dress with classic fedora Feb. 6 in front of the Wiley Building in downtown Hutchinson.

and other accessories, because she could actually wear them. When she grew enough that classic dresses and other clothes would fit her, she started collecting them as well. Hardenburger hopes

to take a similar leap in business. She has made and sold her own jewelry and accessories for several years, and she would like to have a career in fashion design. Her immediate goal is getting into Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia. She said she gets good reactions when she wears vintage styles. “People admire it, but they don’t know if they can pull it off,” she said. It can take time getting ready with an accurate look, but it isn’t as hard as some people think, Hardenburger said, because contemporary styles already borrow so much from older looks. Despite that, she said she has had more success getting people to try vintage accessories than full outfits. Hardenburger said her own collection includes more 1950s items than any other decade. That is partly because affordable pieces in good condition are easier to find than in earlier decades and partly because she can wear them a little bit more casually. Comfort wasn’t

Sweetwater Farms recalls sprout crop after Salmonella outbreak BY THE NEWS STAFF

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is recommending people not eat sprouts from Sweetwater Farms of Inman after five people in Kansas and three in Oklahoma have fallen ill with Salmonella after eating the sprouts. Sweetwater Farms was inspected and samples of irrigation water and product have tested positive for Salmonella bacteria although the strain has not yet been identified. Sweetwater Farms has decided to voluntarily recall sprouts in lot 042016. The last date of illness was Jan. 21 in a Kansas resident. KDHE is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture and Oklahoma Department of Health to investigate the outbreak. Salmonella is estimated to cause 1 million foodborne illnesses in the United States, KDHE said in its announcement. Most people infected with Salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.

The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment. KDHE recommends that children, the elderly, pregnant women and people

with compromised immune systems avoid eating raw sprouts of any kind due to their potential to harbor harmful bacteria. Cooking sprouts kills any such bacteria.

given much thought in fashion design before the ‘50s, she said. As for current fashion, she said she likes it better than 1980s and ‘90s fashion, and she picks out favorite ideas from contemporary style for herself. “I acknowledge them (current trends) and take what I want from them,” Hardenburger said.

Hardenburger poses for a photo wearing a ’40s navy wrap dress with classic fedora Feb. 6 inside the Historic Fox Theatre.


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Angus bulls rest in the shade during the Kansas Cattle Drive Saturday at Buhler High School.

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From left, Marcus Schrock, Arlyn Schrock and Matthew Schrock look at cattle during the Kansas Cattle Drive on Saturday at Buhler High School in Buhler.

Kansas Cattle Drive debut has value for kids, stockmen BY ADAM STEWART The Hutchinson News astewart@hutchnews.com

BUHLER – The first Kansas Cattle Drive showcase Saturday was a hit with stockmen and children alike, with business and networking opportunities for adults and educational activities for the kids. Cattle were set up in pens around Buhler High School, and inside there were exhibitor booths in the hallways, a series of speakers in the auditorium, FFA concessions and a “fun zone” for children. “All we need here is a Ferris wheel and we’d be like the state fair,” Ken Blew of Mount Hope joked. He said it can be tough to get attention for the 20 or so Angus cattle in the Blew’s Cattle herd, and Saturday was a good way to show them to other stockmen. “I think it’s good to try something different,” Blew said. “I hope it keeps growing. Who knows? They might have a sale with this” in a couple of years. Robby Gray of Hutchinson said the timing of the event was excellent, with cattle breeding coming up in the spring. Even if he didn’t make any sales Saturday, he considered it a marketing success. “They may not need a bull or heifer today, but they have your name in mind,” Gray said. Aubree McCurry, age 4, of Burrton, was at the even with her family, showing Angus heifers, and kept busy in the FFA fun zone, learning how to pull a calf and seeing friends. The fifth-generation cattle producer already has her

Dave Rethorst helps Mackenzie Foster, 4, with a calf birthing demonstration during the Kansas Cattle Drive on Saturday.

Red Angus from Flaming Livestock rest in the shade during the event. own heifers – Hope and Faith – and will sell her first bull on March 10, said Aubree’s mother, Melody McCurry. Reno County agriculture extension agent Darren Busick said the event had been in the works for four months. He was pleased with how Saturday turned out and optimistic a second annual event will be even better with more time to plan. In particular he liked that

Pratt city manager arrested BY THE NEWS STAFF

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Pratt City Manager David E. Howard was arrested Friday night on suspicion of domestic battery, according to the Pratt County Sheriff ’s Department. According to the department’s online jail log, Howard was booked into jail at 9:12 p.m. on a count of domestic battery-knowing rude physical contact with a family member. Howard was released on bond early Saturday afternoon.

BRIEFS 2 women hospitalized after crash with semi Two women were taken to Stafford County Hospital after the car they were in collided with a semi truck on U.S. 50 south of St. John. Pamela M. Fann, 49, of Dodge City, was driving a Chevrolet eastbound on U.S. 50 at 5:41 p.m. with Robin Ann Smith, 64, of Wichita, as a passenger when a semi truck driven by Bashir Nur Diriqsey, 36, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, failed to yield and pulled out in front of the car, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash log. The car struck the trailer pulled by the semi. Fann and Smith were both taken to Stafford County Hospital with injuries. Diriqsey was uninjured.

Moundridge teen hurt in rollover accident A Moundridge teenager was taken to a hospital after the car she was driving rolled three times Saturday morning in Harvey County.

Tanisha M. Wilbourn, 18, was driving northbound on Hesston Road about 3 miles south of Hesston in a Mitsubishi at 7:44 a.m. when she lost control and the car veered off the left side of the road, according to a Kansas Highway Patrol crash log. The car rolled three times before coming to rest in the roadway. Wilbourn was taken to Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita for her injuries.

Lindsborg teen injured after rollover in McPherson A teenager was hurt Friday evening when his car rolled over in McPherson County. Garrett Forsberg, 17, was driving a Volkswagen westbound on K-4 near Coronado Heights Road when the car went off the road for an unknown reason, rolled, and stopped in a field, according to a crash log from the Kansas Highway Patrol. Forsberg was taken to Salina Regional Health Center for injuries.

there were beef producers from throughout the state in attendance. “I knew we had a good thing here,” Busick said. By noon, three exhibitors had already told him they’ll be back next year. Busick said he was appreciative of how cooperative the city of Buhler, the school district and neighbors had been in planning the event.


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Loza Pedro, left, and Stephanie Klingsmith, right run past displays as they compete in the Mine Run 5K.

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Runners compete in the Mine Run 5K at Strataca on Saturday in Hutchinson.

Runners ready for 2nd Mine Run 5K Q Underground experience draws compliments, runners from as far as Canada. BY ADAM STEWART The Hutchinson News astewart@hutchnews.com

While Strataca staff were calling for the next heat of runners to go into the Underground Salt Museum for a first-of-itskind fun run, Cara Burruss of Wichita was ready to commit to the 2017 Mine Run 5K. “I defiONLINE nitely More photos at would do it hutchnews.com/ again,” multimedia Burruss said. “I will be here next year. “It was more fun than I thought it was going to be,” she added. She runs a few 5-kilometer (about 3-mile) runs every year, and when she heard about the Mine Run, she thought it sounded like a good alternative to the usual road races. “It was more challenging than a normal 5K,” she said. Burruss and several other runners said the uneven mine floor, occasional low ceilings, tight turns and corners, darkness and sightseeing slowed them down compared to a normal 5K. “But it’s an adventure run!” Burruss said. Adventurous enough for runners to take a 20-hour car trip for no other reason. Cathy Bowers, Les Mullen and Lance Waffle of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, traveled to Hutchinson on Friday and prepared to return soon after the run. “Where else are you going to run in a salt mine?” Mullen said. Waffle said running in the inaugural Mine Run made it extra special. Strataca Director Mary Grace Clements said the museum is always looking for new, interactive fundraising opportunities, and the 5K fit the bill. The idea came from the success of the Tour de Salt bicycle tour of the mine. Strataca prominently advertised the mine’s constant 68-degree temperature while promoting the run. “I’ll be honest, we were hoping it would maybe be minus-3 degrees,” Clements said. Instead, Saturday’s weather was fine for running under the open sky, but runners Joe Biggerstaff and Kristi Stuhlsatz were happy for the guaranteed weather of the mine. Stuhlsatz has run a 5K every month for two years, and Biggerstaff has since joined her in the regular races. Last February their race went through 3 inches of snow. “We thought weatherwise this was perfect,” Stuhlsatz said. “It felt good.” Strataca is already preparing for its next special event in the mine. There will be an interactive murder mystery theater March 5.

Top left: Runners get off an elevator 650 feet below Earth’s surface before they compete in the Mine Run 5K at Strataca. Middle left: Runners compete in the event. Bottom left: Les Mullen, right, and Lance Waffle relax after the race. They and Cathy Bowers (not pictured) traveled from Saskatchewan, Canada, after hearing about the race.


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Cancer centers alarmed over low number of HPV vaccinations Q Kansas ranks last in nation for percentage of girls who are inoculated. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The University of Kansas Cancer Center is joining nearly 70 other cancer centers in sounding an alarm about the high number of children who are not being vaccinated against a virus that causes cancer. Kansas ranks last in the nation in the percentage of girls who have received the HPV vaccine, and Missouri isn’t far behind. Fewer than half of girls in both states receive the vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Both states also rank low for the number of boys who are vaccinated, The Kansas

City Star reported . “It absolutely breaks my heart,” says Terry Tsue, physician-in-chief at the University of Kansas Cancer Center. “We have two vaccines against cancers that are caused by virus, the hepatitis B vaccine and the HPV vaccine. Otherwise, we don’t have a vaccine that prevents cancer.” Tsue said he is stunned by what people don’t know about HPV and noted that roughly 70 percent of parents apparently don’t know that the vaccine is recommended for boys as well as girls. In addition to preventing so-called “female” cancers – cervical, vaginal, vulvar – the vaccine also prevents cancer of the throat, which three times as many men as women get from HPV, he said. Twenty percent of patients

with HPV-related throat cancers die within five years, he said. Eighty percent of men and women in the U.S. will be infected with at least one type of HPV at some time in their lives, he said. “Our practitioners aren’t aware of the magnitude and this kind of tsunami of cases,” said Tsue, a head and neck surgeon. “Throat cancer related to HPV is growing up to 5 percent a year. No other cancer is growing like that. And it will surpass cervical cancer caused by HPV by 2020.” Health professionals are battling misinformation and misconception among the public, Tsue said. Many parents mistakenly think HPV has something to do with HIV, while others equate the vaccine with sex because the virus is most commonly transmitted

Officer dead, 3 wounded in Mississippi after six-hour standoff ends in gunfire BY JEFF AMY AND REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. – One law enforcement officer was killed and three were wounded early Saturday after a six-hour standoff at a rural Mississippi house ended when authorities stormed the house and the gunman inside opened fire, authorities said. Also killed was the man suspected of firing on the officers. The standoff started Friday afternoon when authorities responded to a domestic dispute call at the home in rural northeastern Mississippi, authorities said. But the man, holed up in his home with his wife and 10-year-old daughter, refused to come out, sparking a sixhour standoff with officers outside, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain. Strain said man wasn’t shooting at officers before they entered the house but they had tried to talk with him for six hours and had fundamentally exhausted negotiations. The woman and child were rescued, said Strain. But the man was killed after he opened fire as tactical teams entered the home. Multiple police agencies remained on the scene Saturday afternoon at the one-story house in sparsely populated woods in Tishomingo County. Killed were James Lee Tartt, 44, who was a Mississippi narcotics agent, and suspected gunman Charles Lee Lambert, who was 45. The high-powered rifle Lambert used was also recovered from inside the house. Tartt’s family described him as a dedicated officer who had spent most of his career battling drugs. “He was just a really good guy, and he wanted to make the world a better place. Ever since I’ve known him he has always been the type who would do anything to make the world a better place,” said Julia Criss Tartt, the aunt of the slain officer. Her husband, Don Tartt, who is the slain officer’s uncle, said Lee Tartt and his

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Officers investigate the scene of a shooting near Iuka, Miss., on Saturday. Multiple law enforcement officers were injured after a standoff in rural north Mississippi ended in fatal gunfire, authorities said. wife had just moved into a new house that the officer had been building for the last two years. They had married about a year ago, said Don Tartt, adding that Lee Tartt’s new wife had two children who became his stepchildren when they married. Last fall Lee Tartt ran for sheriff in Grenada county but lost to an incumbent, said his aunt. The slain officer was raised in Mississippi and was a “country boy” who loved to fish and hunt, said Don Tartt. In addition to his work as a narcotics agent Lee was also part of an area SWAT team that would respond to situations like the Friday night standoff. Don Tartt said his daughter is Donna Tartt, the author who has written such books as “The Secret History” and “The Goldfinch,” and she was a cousin of the slain officer. “Lee has always been a kind of dedicated kid,” said Don Tartt. “It’s just sad that he had to meet the end like he did, but when you’re in law enforcement you have to expect that.” Three state troopers who entered the home were wounded. The most seriously wounded officer was out of surgery Saturday and in critical but stable condition at a hospital in Corinth, said Strain. The other two officers were in fair condition at hospitals in Memphis and Tupelo, Strain said.

sexually. It also can be transmitted without sexual contact. Parents have responded to polls by saying their children don’t need the vaccine because their children aren’t having sex. Some also believe that having their children vaccinated will somehow give them free rein to have sex or will promote promiscuity,

though studies have shown that’s not the case. “So your 10-year-old who has no idea what the shot they’re getting is will subsequently go out and have sex the next week because they got a shot that prevents the HPV virus?” says Tsue. “That’s (what) we’re dealing with.” Fear of the vaccine’s safety

is among the most frequent reasons parents give for not having their children vaccinated, according to a study in Pediatrics in 2013. The medical community considers the vaccine one of the safest around. “All this bad press about vaccines, how it kills people, how it causes autism, all false,” says Tsue.


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British PM sets June 23 for historic referendum Q Cameron urges country to remain in the European Union.

British Prime Minister David Cameron makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in London on Saturday. Cameron said Saturday a historic referendum on whether to stay in the European Union will be held on June 23.

BY GREGORY KATZ Associated Press

LONDON – It’s been three years in the making, but a June 23 date has finally been set for the momentous “in or out” British vote on whether to abandon the 28-nation European Union. Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Saturday to lead the charge to keep Britain part of the EU, winning the backing of most of his Cabinet and support for his “stay in” goal from political heavyweights in rival parties, including the opposition Labour Party and the Scottish National Party. “I do not love Brussels, I love Britain,” Cameron told the nation in front of his 10 Downing Street residence. He went on to say that he has concluded Britain would be safer and stronger remaining in the bloc, and that jobs would be created by maintaining open trading ties with Europe. He said a landmark deal reached the day before with EU leaders in Brussels would give Britain more control over its future, lessen welfare payments to migrants who come to Britain, and protect Britain from being absorbed into a feared European “superstate.” Cameron said he was making

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good on a 2013 commitment to give British voters a chance to decide whether to remain in the bloc, which is seen by some Britons as meddlesome, overly bureaucratic, and unable to control its borders. Britain has always remained somewhat apart from the European project, preferring to keep its own currency rather than adopt the euro and declining to join the passport-free Schengen zone in place in much of Europe. The June vote will come as the EU struggles to cope with a sustained immigration crisis that last year brought more than 1 million people fleeing war and poverty to its shores.

The referendum battle pits those who believe Britain is better off in a formal union with Germany, France and other countries against those who see Britain as a proud island nation better capable of managing its affairs on its own. Treasury chief George Osborne and Home Secretary Theresa May, two senior Cabinet officials seen as possible future leaders of Cameron’s Conservative Party, voiced support for continued membership Saturday. May said Britain’s “protection against crime and terrorism” is enhanced by its role in the EU. Early polls suggest a close

Serbia: Two hostages killed in US airstrikes in Libya BY DUSAN STOJANOVIC Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia – Two Serbian embassy staffers held hostage since November died in Friday’s U.S. airstrikes on an Islamic State camp in western Libya that killed dozens, Serbian officials said Saturday, questioning why the Americans did not appear to know that foreign captives were at the site. A U.S. official said American forces had “no information indicating that their deaths were a result” of the airstrikes. Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said there was no doubt that Sladjana Stankovic, a communications officer, and Jovica Stepic, a driver, were killed in the American bombing. They were snatched in November after their diplomatic convoy, including the ambassador, came under fire near the coastal Libyan city of Sabratha. “Apparently, the Americans were not aware that foreign citizens were being kept there,” Vucic told reporters, adding: “But that will always remain an unknown fact to us.” American F-15E fighter-bombers on Friday struck an Islamic State group training camp in rural Libya near the Tunisian border, killing at least 49 people, probably including an IS operative considered responsible for deadly attacks in Tunisia last year, U.S. and local officials said. Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook said the U.S. is determined to stop IS from “gaining traction” in Libya. Cook said the training camp was “relatively new.” “Our forces watched this training camp for weeks leading up to the operation, and at the time of the strike there were no indications of any civilians present,” Cook said. “While the circumstances of their deaths remain unclear, we, nevertheless, express our deepest condolences to the Serbian government and the families of those killed. We will share whatever information we can with the Serbian government,” Cook said. Serbian Foreign Minister Dacic said Serbia had known for a while the exact location where the Serb hostages were being held and had been working to get them back, adding that Libyan troops were considering an operation to free them. “I believe we had been close to the solution for them to be freed. Unfortunately, as a consequence of the attack against ISIS in Libya, the two of them lost their lives,” Dacic said, using another acronym for the Islamic State group. He said there may have been no communication

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Above: Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic speaks during a news conference in Belgrade, Serbia on Saturday. Dacic says two Serbian embassy staffers who had been held hostage since November are believed to have been killed in Friday’s U.S. airstrikes on an Islamic State camp in western Libya. Above right: This picture released online Friday shows the site where U.S. warplanes struck an Islamic State training camp in Sabratha, Libya near the Tunisian border. Sabra Municipal Council/Associated Press

between Libyan and U.S. security services in organizing the attack and on whether the Americans were informed that the hostages were in the base. “We will seek official explanation from both Libya and the United States about the available facts and the selection of targets,” he said. “No one had informed us that the attack will take place.” According to the information received by the Serbian security services, a criminal group believed to be linked to IS had demanded ransom for the hostages and were holding them at the targeted site, he said. On the other hand, the American administration said it was a (IS) training

camp,” Dacic said. “This is information that has to be checked.” He did not specify the amount of ransom demanded of the families, saying only it was “impossible to pay.” “It wasn’t in the interests of the people who held them to kill them, because there were no other demands but financial,” Dacic said. A Libyan armed group calling itself the Special Deterrent Forces announced on Facebook that the two bodies had been delivered to Tripoli’s Matiga Airport. The group posted pictures showing two green coffins inside a hearse, and another of one of the coffins sitting on a tarmac next to a small plane.

vote is likely, fueled by the anti-EU sentiment that has been a constant issue in British politics for decades as the Brussels-based EU bureaucracy has grown in power and usurped some roles that were formerly in the hands of individual member states. Much of the opposition to EU membership comes from the UK Independence Party led by Nigel Farage and from skeptical members of Cameron’s own party. The “out” campaign does not yet have a clear leader, although Farage is expected to play a prominent role. He has built his career on opposition to EU membership, but he has been unable to expand

his political base and his bid for a seat in Parliament failed in the 2015 election. London’s popular and influential mayor, Boris Johnson, has not yet declared his intentions. Some believe Johnson, a Conservative, is potentially the charismatic leader the “out” side so far lacks. Justice Secretary Michael Gove on Saturday became the most prominent Cabinet figure to break ranks. “By leaving the EU we can take control. Indeed, we can show the rest of Europe the way to flourish,” he said. That drew immediate praise from Rupert Murdoch, who controls one of Britain’s major television news operations as well as several key newspapers. “Congratulations Michael Gove,” Murdoch tweeted. “Friends always knew his principles would overcome his personal friendships.” The outcome of the referendum is expected to influence whether Scottish political leaders, who strongly favor continued ties with Europe, seek a second referendum on whether to leave the United Kingdom. A 2014 referendum on that question saw Scottish voters reject independence after Cameron and the leaders of the Labour Party and Liberal Democrats joined forces to convince Scottish voters that breaking away would be too risky.


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DIRECTORY RENO COUNTY Lawrence Burgess Hutchinson Dr. Don Miller Hutchinson

AROUND THE STATE Alleyne Elliott Anthony Dr. James Grimes Lyons Nathan Guinn Jr. Dodge City Thomas Keeley Dodge City Edna Kelly McPherson Catherine Lucero Garden City Ruth Neuway Burrton Doris Peters Salina Elmer Richmeier Garden City Robert Sextro Hillsboro Susanna Unruh Montezuma Grace Voth Moundridge Sandra L. Walters Great Bend Diane Werner McPherson

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Dr. Don M. Miller Dr. Don M. Miller, 90, died February 23, 2016. He was born July 31, 1925 near Clarksville, Iowa, the son of Otto and Myrtle (Mayland) Miller. Don spent his early years in Cedar Falls and miller was a 1943 graduate of Charles City, Iowa, High School. He attended St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, for naval officer training to be a pilot. In 1949, Don received his medical degree from Podiatry Institute of Chicago. Don was a member of First Presbyterian Church, a member of Rotary and Hutchinson Town Clubs and a lifetime member of the American Legion Lysle Rishel Post #68. He served on the Board of Trustees at Hutchinson Community College for 30 years, was a radio personality and reader for the blind with KHCC Public Radio and was a forerunner in sports medicine and physical therapy for HCC. Dr. Miller also had been a team host and an announcer for the NJCAA Basketball Tournament. On January 5, 1952, he married Barbara Dean Clark in Hutchinson. She died June 24, 2007. Don is survived by: their sons and spouses, David (Marty) of Kansas City, MO, and William (Lisa) of Tallahassee, FL; and grandsons, Cole and Jackson. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson with the Reverend Mark H. Miller presiding. Burial will follow with U.S. Navy Honors at Fairlawn Burial Park. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with family present from 6 to 8 p.m. at Elliott Mortuary. Memorial gifts may be made to the HCC Endowment Association, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Thomas ‘Mac’ M. Keeley DODGE CITY – Thomas “Mac” M. Keeley, 87, died Feb. 20, 2016, at Presbyterian Manor of the Plains, Dodge City. Arrangements are pending with Ziegler Funeral Chapel, Dodge City.

Grace Goering Voth MOUNDRIDGE – Grace Goering Voth, 99, died Feb. 20, 2016, at Pine Village Nursing Home, Moundridge. Arrangements are pending with Moundridge Funeral Home, Moundridge.

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Ruth A. Neuway Ruth Ann “Call” Neuway, 75, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and co-owner of Puff Ball Poms kennel, passed away on December 16, 2015. Ruth was born on May Neuway 5, 1940, in Peoria, Oklahoma, to James Hilyard Call and Mary Nan Shelton. She attended rural and Burrton schools. She met Keith L. Neuway who lived across the alley from her grandma and on June 22, 1958, they were married at the Burrton Christian Church. They moved to Mt. Hope in August 1972, and began their homestead. Ruth had three passions in her life, her wonderful family, caring for, grooming and showing dogs and cooking/ baking. In 1967, Keith bought Ruth her first Pomeranian, “Scamper” for her birthday because he wanted a Pomeranian. This led to the establishment of Puff Ball Poms because the whole family loved Pomeranians and wanted one. Ruth and Keith raised and showed purebred Pomeranian and later Japanese chins. They became members of the Hutchinson Kennel Club in 1980, were charter members of the Kansas Toy Dog Club and she was a very involved volunteer for 4-H, lovingly referred to as Grandma Ruth by many of the 4-Hers. She was the Show Chairman for many AKC Shows and was avidly involved in the Sunflower Cluster Shows. A celebration of life will be held February 21, 2016, at the Hutchinson Kennel Club, 500 N. Grand St. in Hutchinson, from 2 to 4 p.m., your dogs are also welcome to join us. Inurnment will occur at a later date at the Antioch Cemetery in Sumner Township in far Southeast Reno County. Memorial donations may be made in Ruth’s memory to the Hutchinson Kennel Club. An online guest register may be signed at Batesville Technology Solutions – Delivering powerful technology to funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries across the globe www.heritageofandover.com.

Alleyne M. Elliott ANTHONY – Alleyne Mae Kolarik Elliott, passed peacefully away Friday morning, February 19, 2016, at the Attica Long Term Care Facility in Attica, KS, with her family at her side. elliott She was the oldest of three children born to Joseph and Vera (Hula) Kolarik in Caldwell, KS. After graduating from Caldwell High School, Alleyne worked at the Galloway Hospital in Anthony, KS. Alleyne also worked at Boeing Aircraft in Wichita, Kansas. It was during this time that she met her future husband, Vernon Elliott. Vernon and Alleyne were married on July 16, 1944, in Caldwell. In the mid-1950s they joined Vernon’s father, G.O. “Dick” Elliott, in his funeral business. In 1961, they acquired ownership of the Elliott Mortuary. Through the years they added funeral homes in Harper, Attica and Caldwell, to form Elliott Funeral Homes, Inc., until selling their interest in 2007. Vernon passed away August 20, 2008. Alleyne was also preceded in death by her parents, sister, Ann Ryan, brother, Vernon Kolarik, grandson, Mike Elliott, great-granddaughter, Stella Elliott, nephew, Terry Kolarik and great-niece, Morgan Elliott. Left to mourn her passing are: her sons, Chris Elliott, of Anthony, Dr. R. Kirk Elliott and wife Nina, of Canton, OH, and Cliff Elliott of Anthony; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives and friends. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, February 22, 2016, at Spring Grove Cemetery, Anthony, KS. A memorial has been established to the Attica Long Term Care, Attica, KS. Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs.

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LYONS – Dr. James T. “Ted” Grimes, 88, died Feb. 20, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Society, Lyons. He was born Oct. Grimes 2, 1927, in Manhattan, to Waldo Ernest and Ethel Roseberry Grimes. A resident of Lyons since 1956, he was a General Practitioner of Medicine and Surgery from June 1955 to April 1991 in Lyons. He graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1945, and from Kansas State University in 1950. In 1953, he received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas Medical School. On Aug. 9, 1980, he married Dorothy V. Lindsay. She survives. Other survivors include: sons, Jim and Jody Lindsay, Lyons, Dr. James B. and Traci Grimes, Bakersfield, Calif.; daughters, Amy and Steve Presiter, Wichita, Cindy and Rex Phillips, Chanute, Brenda and Jim Davis, Richmond, Va., Jane Grimes, and Andrea Willesden, Hoisington; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jeffrey D. Grimes, a brother, Eugene Grimes, and two sisters, Sarah Wildman, and Rosethel Elder. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Lyons First United Methodist Church, Lyons, with the Rev. Brenda Davids presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday February 24, 2016, at Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons. Private burial will be in Lyons Municipal Cemetery, Lyons. Memorials may be sent to the Lyons First United Methodist Church, or the Rice County Habitat for Humanity, in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.

Lawrence Vincent Burgess, 93, died Wednesday, February 18, 2016, at Hospice House, Hutchinson. He was born February BurGess 24, 1922, in Barronett, WI, the son of Chester A. and Anna Mary (Mlynek) Burgess. He was a 1941 graduate of Logan High School, La Crosse, WI. Lawrence served as a 2nd lieutenant with the Army Air Corps during World War II. A Hutchinson resident since 1947, Lawrence built the R-B Drive-In 1948, and owned the restaurant until selling it to his daughter, Pamela Wheeler, in 1984. On January 23, 1943, he married Dorothy Pauline Ellis, in Topeka. She died April 19, 1992. Survivors include: daughter, Pamela Wheeler and husband Charles of Hutchinson; sons, Bradley Burgess of Great Falls, MT, Dudley Burgess and wife Karen of Hutchinson; grandchildren, Darin Burgess and Charles Wheeler, both of Hutchinson, Michael Burgess of Livingston, MT, Sarah Morton of Colorado Springs, CO; seven great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Cremation has taken place. A private service will be held at a later date in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Topeka, with burial next to his wife, Dorothy. Friends may sign the memorial book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Friday at Elliott Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Honor Flight, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Susanna K. Unruh MONTEZUMA – Susanna K. Unruh, 92, died Feb. 19, 2016. Survivors include: her children, Janette and Joy Unruh, and Brian Unruh; and a sister, Velma Wiens. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Montezuma Mennonite Church, Montezuma. Visitation noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Swaim Funeral Chapel, Montezuma. Burial will be in Montezuma Mennonite Cemetery.

Edna I. Kelly McPHERSON – Edna Irene Kelly, 92, died Feb. 20, 2016. Survivors include: four children; seven grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; 10 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. Private family burial will be in Utica Cemetery, Utica, Neb. Memorials may be sent to the Juvenile Diabetes Association, in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson.

Catherine Cruz Lucero GARDEN CITY – Catherine Cruz Lucero, 61, died Feb. 19, 2016. Survivors include: her husband, George M.; three children; two brothers; three sisters; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Rosary 7 p.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Garden City. Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City, is in charge of arrangements.

Elmer A. Richmeier GARDEN CITY – Elmer A. Richmeier, 85, died Feb. 19, 2016, at St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City. Arrangements are pending with Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City.

Nathan L. Guinn Jr. DODGE CITY – Nathan Lee Guinn Jr., 6 months, died Feb. 18, 2016, in Dodge City. Arrangements are pending with Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City.

Robert L. “Bob” Sextro HILLSBORO – Robert L. “Bob” Sextro, 76, died Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Survivors include: his special family, Jim and Virginia Vanke, Jimmy Vanek, and Sarah Kromer. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Parkview Mennonite Church, Hillsboro. Memorials may be sent to the Robert Sextro Scholarship Fund, in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, Hillsboro.

Sandra L. Walters GREAT BEND – Sandra Lee Walters, 66, died Feb. 19, 2016, at Garden Valley Retirement Village, Garden City. Survivors include: two sons, Brian and wife Patricia, and Brad; and four grandchildren. Private family graveside service will be at a later date in Elmwood Cemetery, Lindsborg. Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend, is in charge of arrangements.

Diane B. Werner McPHERSON – Diane B. Werner, 77, died Feb. 19, 2016, at McPherson Hospital, McPherson. Arrangements are pending with Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson.

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Doris L. Peters SALINA – Doris Lucille Moreland Frederick Peters, 96, formerly of Emporia, passed away Monday, February 15, 2016, at Dignity Care Home of Salina. She was born August 24, 1919, to Everett Lafayette “Fate” and Elsie Houk Moreland in Bushong, Kansas, where she later graduated from high school. She married Chester (Chet) D. Frederick on January 7, 1938, in Emporia, and they were the devoted parents of three daughters: Mary, Karen, and Linda. After her husband’s untimely death at age 37, in September of 1954, she immediately enrolled at Kansas State Teachers College of Emporia, now Emporia State University, to obtain a 60 hour provisional teaching certificate. Doris then began the great passion of her working life, as an elementary school teacher at Walnut Elementary School, where she taught for 25 years. While teaching full time, she continued her college work, earning a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Education, and was also chosen a Master Teacher in the Emporia schools. She was a Member of the Emporia First United Methodist Church, Emporia Retired Teachers, and a past president and Life member of Alpha Delta Kappa. In 1963, she married Clayton M. Peters, who preceded her in death in 2004.

She was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, her older sister Marjorie Mounkes, older brother Paul, three younger brothers: Edward “Gene” Eugene, and Sgt. Jay Bentley and S. Sgt. William W. Moreland, who both gave their lives at Omaha Beach during the World War II Normandy Invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944. She is survived by her daughters, Karen (Steve) Schafer of McPherson, Linda (Bob) Murdock of Hutchinson, and Mary (Van) Lett of Salina; her only living brother, Larry W. Moreland of Charleston, SC; five grandsons, Scott (Tonya) Schafer of McPherson, Gregg (Paulette) Schafer of McPherson, Chase (Elena) Murdock of Edmond, Oklahoma, Rick (Cindy) Lett of Lawrence, and Mike (Bev) Lett of Salina; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. A private Family Memorial Service will be held at a later date to celebrate her courageous life. Memorials for either Walnut Elementary School or First United Methodist Church, both of Emporia, Kansas, may be sent in care of Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. 8th St., Salina, KS 67401. The family is especially grateful to the staff of Dignity Care Home of Salina for her care since July of 2011. For further information or to leave an online condolence visit www. ryanmortuary.com.

Scalia remembered as man of faith and the law Q Supreme Court justice laid to rest in private after public funeral. BY MARK SHERMAN AND SAM HANANEL Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was remembered Saturday as a man of faith, family and the law in a funeral marked by church ritual and pageantry for the conservative jurist whose larger-thanlife personality dominated the high court for nearly three decades. A who’s who of the nation’s political and legal elite was among more than 3,000 mourners at a funeral Mass for Scalia at the largest Catholic church in the United States. Vice President Joe Biden and 10 of the 11 living justices with whom Scalia served joined his wife of 55 years, their nine children and dozens of grandchildren on a balmy winter morning. President Barack Obama did not attend Scalia’s funeral Mass, despite some criticism from Republicans. The White House said the decision is a “respectful arrangement”

given the president’s large security detail and Biden’s personal relationship with Scalia’s family. Scalia was buried later Saturday in a private ceremony at an undisclosed location. He died unexpectedly last week at age 79 at a resort ranch in west Texas. He was the longest-serving among the current justices and the court’s most outspoken conservative. His death has set off a tumultuous political fight over a replacement and is affecting the presidential campaign. One Republican candidate, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, interrupted his campaign ahead of Saturday’s South Carolina primary to attend the Mass. The Rev. Paul Scalia, the justice’s son and a Catholic priest, presided over a traditional service dispensed with eulogies that Scalia himself had said he did not like. Instead, his son spoke with reverence and humor about Scalia as a father and Catholic who saw “no conflict between faith and the love of one’s country.” Among the other participants in the Mass was Justice Clarence Thomas, who also is Catholic. Thomas read a passage from the New Testament’s Book of Romans.


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‘Mockingbird’ author’s legacy celebrated Q S. Alabama town lauds fortune at forever being linked to Harper Lee.

A handwritten note from Harper Lee rejecting an interview now a treasure

BY KIM CHANDLER Associated Press

MONROEVILLE, Ala. – The southern Alabama town of Monroeville seems destined to be linked to Nelle Harper Lee, even after her death. Lee, who died Friday at age 89, drew inspiration from her hometown for the fictionalized Maycomb, the setting in her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Tributes to the book dot the town. Ann Mote, owner of the Ol’ Curiosities & Book Shoppe in Monroeville, said she thinks the town will always be linked to Lee. Lee’s family said in a statement that she will be laid to rest in a private ceremony. Jared Anton, of Hollywood, Florida, on Saturday sat outside the old courthouse in Monroeville during part of planned vacation through the South that coincidentally coincided with Lee’s death. Anton said reading the book – in which attorney Atticus Finch defends a wrongly accused AfricanAmerican man – was one reason he decided became a lawyer. “This is beyond the borders of Monroe County and Monroeville itself,” Anton said of Lee’s death. “It had an impact on me when I was younger. I wanted to do the right thing, to stand up to people, to defend the innocent if you will,” Anton said. “It is the greatest American novel. Name one that really has had more of an impact on Americans than that book.” The courthouse was where Lee as a child, like her creation Scout Finch, would peer down from the balcony as her father tried his cases in the courtroom. The southern town was home to childhood friends Truman Capote and Lee, giving rise to

BY ALLEN G. BREED AP National Writer

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The clock tower of the old courthouse is surrounded by the American flag and the Alabama State flag at the Monroe County Heritage Museum on Friday in Monroeville, Ala. its self-given nickname of the literary capital of the South, but it is Lee that is most linked to the town Tributes to Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel dot the southern town. A black mourning bow donned the top of the sign at the bookstore, where a stack of hardcopy “Mockingbird” books sat the counter. Lee, for years was largely unseen in her hometown, as she first sought privacy and then was secluded at an assisted living home. “You would see her around but still we would honor her wishes of being a very private person. The impact from now forward I think for the next few weeks we’ll have an influx of people in here just looking around and at some point – like when anybody passes away – at some point it just returns back to normal,” said Tim McKenzie, chairman of the museum’s board of directors who also acts in the play. McKenzie said the best way fans can honor the author’s memory is by applying the values in Mockingbird to the way they treat others. “That story, I’m glad it’s in just about all the schools now because it’s a story that everybody needs to hear,” he said. “If you adhere to the values she put in that book, if everybody did, we’d be living in a much better world.”

RALEIGH, N.C. – It was, without a doubt, the nicest rejection of my journalistic career. I was working on a project about whether “Southernness” was an outdated notion in our mobile culture, and was looking for regional icons to share their Lee thoughts. One of the first names that popped into my mind was Harper Lee. The author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” hadn’t granted an interview in about four decades, but I figured it was worth a shot. So I crafted a letter and sent it off to Monroeville, Alabama, care of attorney Alice F. Lee – the author’s older sister and chief gatekeeper. “I know you have had any number of journalistic suitors over the years,” I began, “but I hope you won’t mind one more.” I told Lee about my project, and that she – as someone who’d divided her time between New York City and Monroeville – would be a perfect fit. I even included some of my favorite feature stories – as proof of my bona fides, I suppose. It was the height of wishful thinking. I didn’t really expect a reply. Nine days later, a letter arrived. It was postmarked in New York, but the return address was a post

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A letter, dated May 13, 2005, written by author Harper Lee to Associated Press Reporter Allen G. Breed is seen Friday. Breed had requested an interview with Lee, but she politely declined. office box in Monroeville. The note was brief. “Dear Mr. Breed: “Thank you for your kind letter and its enclosures. You show much talent as a non-fiction writer!” she wrote in a clear script that sloped somewhat down to the right. “I simply don’t give interviews – I gave all my publisher and the movie people asked me to give long ago (before you were born), and that was it. However, if I ever decide to give another, you will be

near the top of the waiting list!” There was a brief postscript on the backside of the page. “My eyesight is failing, and I must look sideways to write,” it read, “so please forgive the slant!” Wow! Like so many, I was in junior high school when an English teacher introduced me to Southern lawyer Atticus Finch and his two children, Jem and Scout. We were assigned “Mockingbird,” William

Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” and S.E. Hinton’s “The Outsiders” all in the same year – a magical year which taught me that reading needn’t be a chore. Growing up in a relatively integrated former mill town north of Boston, the fictional Maycomb, Alabama, was my first real exposure to the evils of segregation. The tale of Atticus’ quixotic defense of Tom Robinson – the disabled black handyman who finds himself charged with rape for having the audacity to feel sorry for a poor, abused white girl – left a lasting impression on me. In my 28 years with The Associated Press, all of it spent in the South, I’ve met many characters who would have been right at home in Lee’s Maycomb. And her May 2005 letter, brief as it was, fit with what I already sensed about her: There was gentility there, and the generosity of her decision to not only respond, but to offer a compliment, spoke volumes. We live in a society that sets enormously high expectations for second acts – be they books or movies or music albums. And we can’t wait to pounce when they don’t live up to those expectations. Harper Lee shrugged at such demands – in publishing and even public speaking. “It’s like an owl at noon,” she reportedly told a friend after a rare engagement. “You’ll never see me do something like this again.” And we didn’t.


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Julia Hardenburger, 16, a junior at Hutchinson High School, poses for a photo wearing a ’50s bubblegum pink gingham dress with tulle and a petticoat on Feb. 6 in downtown Hutchinson.

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Staci Fisher and Todd Willems

Staci Fisher and Todd Willems, both of Hutchinson, announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Greg and Linda Fisher, St.

John, and Ray and Arlene Willems, Hutchinson. The wedding is planned for April 2 at First Mennonite Church in Hutchinson. The bride-elect graduated from St. John High School and Kansas State University. She is the Express HR Manager at The Kroger Company in Hutchinson. The bridegroom-elect graduated from Hutchinson High School and attended Hutchinson Community College. He is a Mechanical Assembler at Siemens in Hutchinson.

Melissa Schartz and Jacob Puetz

Paul and Gerry Schartz of Claflin announce the

engagement of their daughter, Melissa Schartz, to Jacob Puetz, son of Brad and Julie Puetz of Garden Plain. The wedding is planned for May 14 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Claflin. The bride-elect graduated from Claflin High School and Kansas State University. She is a Kindergarten Teacher for Wichita Public Schools. The bridegroom-elect graduated from Garden Plain High School and Kansas State University. He is a Business Systems Analyst for KOCH Minerals in Wichita.

80-PLUS BIRTHDAYS Esther Burkhart of Hutchinson will celebrate her 90th birthday on Feb. 27 with a noon meal with her family and a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. for family and friends in Dillon Hall at the 4-H Burkhart Encampment Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds. She was born Feb. 26, 1926, to Bert and Stephannie Durler in Spearville, and married Elred Burkhart of Kinsley on Aug. 21, 1945. They lived most of their married life on their dairy farm near Kinsley and moved to Hutchinson in 2006. Elred passed away in 2011. Her children and their spouses are Kenneth Burkhart, Wichita, Bob and Sheryl Burkhart, Hutchinson, Ron and Rhonda Burkhart, Janel and Doug Burr, all of Kinsley, Mary Schneider, Topeka, Jim and Marilyn Burkhart, Goddard, Don and Julie Burkhart, Overland Park, Gerald and Judye Burkhart, Oklahoma City, and Tom and Suzie Burkhart, Mulvane. She has 30 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren and six step-great-great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to her at 606 El Dorado, Hutchinson, KS 67502.

Mary E. Holloway of McPherson will celebrate her 95th birthday on March 1. She was born March 1, 1921, to Harvey and Catherine Rape in holloway Augusta. On Jan. 25, 1941, she married J. Bryan Holloway in McPherson. He died in 1999. Her children are Steve and Mary Holloway, Orlando, Fla., Kaye and Todd Russell, Presque Isle, Maine, Gary and Judy Holloway and Carol and Roger Cheesman, all of McPherson. She has eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Birthday wishes may be sent to her at: Mary Holloway, c/o Brookdale McPherson, Room 126, 1460 N. Main St., McPherson, KS 67460. Minnie Koehn, Greensburg, will celebrate her 80th birthday Friday with a card shower requested by her children, Wanda Friesen, Jay Koehn and Teresa Koehn. Cards may be sent to her at 12133 31st Ave., Greensburg, KS 67054.

WHO’S NEW Payton Bryce, son of Gary and Marlene Lehman of Hutchinson, was born Feb. 8 at the Birth & Women’s Health Center in Yoder. His siblings are Cameron, 4, and Kendra, 2. His grandparents are Ernest and Mary Eash, Haven, and Freeman and Freeda Lehman, Shipshewana,

Ind. His great-grandparents are Perry and Ada Eash, Haven, and Ervin and Lydia Lehman, Lagrange, Ind. Amiwa Nicole, daughter of Michael Ray and Mikki Crumble of Hutchinson, was born Feb. 11 at the Birth & Women’s Health Center in Yoder.

Donations for the Remember Me Tree for Hospice & HomeCare of Reno County during the recent holidays were received from: Laura and Don Abrahams, Sharon Adrian, Adrian’s Boutique LLC., Garen and Donald Albert, Betty and Bob Albright, Maggie and Todd Alderdice, Debby and Edward Aleman, Betty Allen, Janice Allen, Rick Alm, Michael Alonzo, Shirley and Whitey Alpers, Judy and Dean Alstatt, Vada Ambler, Ethel Anderson, Kristen and Brent Anderson, Sharon Anderson, Cindy Andsager, Karen Antons, Dave Arbuckle, Jean Ann Armour, Marlene and Bill Avery, John Bair, Bonnie Baker, Harold Baker, Alice Barb, Ruth and Bob Barker, Linda Barker, Lisa and Stanton Barker, Kay Barton, Donna and Maurice Bastion, Denise and Daryl Batchelor, Vicki and Chris Batchman, Sue and Wendell Bates, Kathy and Montie Battershell, Joan Baudoin, Katie Beachy, Coralie and Robert Beaver, Donna and George Becker, Arlene and Gene Becker, Sharleen Becker, Irene Beckler, Shirley and Paul Bell, Carrol Bemiss, Carole Bengston, Bonnie and Charles Benscheidt, Marlys Bernard, Carla Bickel, Tim Black, Judy and Donald Blandin, Gerald Blocher, Marilyn and Willard Boldenow, Janice and Edward Bolt, Jan Borntrager, Barbara and Harry Borntrager, Kimberly Bothwell, Tamara Bowen, Donna and Robert Bowles, Martha Bowman, Annette and Ken Boyer, Norma Brawner, Millie and Gary Brooks, Susan and Steve Brown, Suzanne S. Brown, Margaret Brummett, Jennifer Buell, Joan and Cecil Burdette, Keena and Tim Burnet, Kelby and Keith Burnett, Kathy and Craig Burroughs, Diane and Ron Caffrey, Sandra Carey, Tambra Cartlidge, Rita Castro, Karen and John Cedeno, Martha A. Chalfant, Suzanne Chandler, Shelley Charles, Lori Christensen, Andrea Clark, Jan Clark, Judith and William Clegg, Rene Cokeley, Debbie Colby, Mary Colby, Olena Coleman, Patricia Comptom, Kenny Conner, Sharon and Richard Cooper, Marcia and Richard Cooper, Gerry Correll, Linda and Joe Corwin, Debra and Scott Cox, Nadine and Norman Crandall, Kyle Crawford and Rhonda Durant, Carolyn Cullop, Casey Cunday, Jean Curley, Karen Darrah, Kathy Davis, Wanda and Ray Davis, Sylvia and Charles Dealy, Susan and Dewey Deeds, Stephanie DeGroot, Sue Delford, Kenneth DeLuca, Rita Dennis, Wilmetta Deutsch, Cynthia Dierks, Elizabeth Dierks, Lindie Dimmick, Lynda and James Dix, Gladys and Floyd Dodds, Leroy Dreiling, Jane Dronberger, Ann Duncan, Betty and Kenneth Dunn, Lois and Leroy Durst, Evelyn Dye, Jane and Brad Easter, Mr. and Mrs. Orlan Ehler, Bonnie and Doyle Ehling, Cheryl Eiselman, Hazel Ekholm, Judith Engler, Sandra and Donald Erickson, Delores and Larre Eschliman, Roberta and John Evans, Margie and Arthur Eveland, Raymond Everson, Elna Fager, Ashley and David Farney, Jeanette and Adrian Farver, Beverly

and George Fast, Sue and Melvin Fast, Mike Fast, Angel and Kevin Faucett, Kriss and Allen Fee, Bonnie and Frank Fee, Alice L. Feist, Helen and Earl Fenwick, Marsha and Ronald Fenwick, Ruth Filbert, Arletta Fish, Katie Flora, Susan Flores, Lou and Steven Fowler, Kenna Frankenfield, Teresa Franz, Valarie Freeland, Cindy and Alan Freeman, Rose and Glenn Freund, Kris Friesen, Judy and Ken Froese, Donna Fry, Donna and Kenneth Fry, Barbara Gagnebin, Eileen Galliart, Frances Garcia, Sharon and Keith Garey, Donna and Kurt Garst, Robert Garwood, Robbie Gehling, Tonya and Darin Gehring, Carolyn and Robert Gillen, Karen Gilliland, Debbie Gilmore, Helen Gilmore, Marla and Brett Gillmore, Phillip Glass, Karen and Phillip Godina, Sherri Goertz, Kay and Greg Gordon, Ellen Gorsky, Gwen and Jack Graber, Randi and Alan Green, Cheryl Griffin, Groendyke Transportation, Virginia Guhl, Sandra Gustafson, Michelle and Shane Guthrie, Debra and Ralph Hackler, Denise Hallman, Jeanette Hallman, Lisa Hambelton, Martha and Richard Hamilton, Latreca Harris, Wanda Hatcher, Susan Hay, Sondra and Joe Hedrick, Andrea Henne, Helen Henry, Ed Hensley, Melody Henson, Patricia and Robert Hill, Shirley Hinkle-Pauls, April Hoch, Yvonne Hogan, Kim and Mark Hopengardner, Linda and Lyle Housh, Susan and James Hubbard, Danette and Mark Hukills, Myron B. Hunt, Bonnie and Ivan Husa, Virginia Hymer, Reba L. Jansen, Mary Ellen Jantz, Debra and Jerry Janzen, Avril and Dale Jewett, Clara and Daniel Johnson, Lois Johnson, Marilyn Johnson, Connie Jones, Anne Kallaus, J.L. Kasparek, Vicki and Dale Kauffman, Marge and Don Keasling, Jerri Keffer, Nyrna Kelley, Pam Kessler, Gretchen Kimble, Curtis Kirkley, Janis Kling, Jean Knappenberger, Jill Kolb, Norma Kolb, Bobbie and John Koontz, Roger Kottas, Kris and Forrest Kreider, Kelly and Jimmy Kreutzer, Marcy Lang, B. Langley, Karen LeBlanc, Karen J. Lehman, Bobbie and Robert Lewellen, Vicki and Charles Lewis, Robert R. Lind, Judy Lindsey, Lila Link, Diane Lively, Ron Long, Tracie and Bobby Luce, M.L. and R.M. Lundquist, Marilyn Lynch, Andrea Maas, Nancy MaesSimonetti, Vera Mann, Kathleen and Michael Marcum, Mattie Markhart, Nancy Masterson, Sharon Mattas, Jan and Harold Mauck, Denny Mauricio, Paula Mayes, Kevin McClure, Vicki and Michael McClure, Darrel McCool, Anna McDaniel, Doug McEntarfer, Barbara and Michael McGowan, Dee Ann McGuire, Pat McMahon, Carol McMillan, Linda and David McQuilliam, Molly McVicker, Richard Menard, Lori and Clarence Messick, Wilbur Middleton, Angela and Robert Mielke, Steven Mielke, Carrie Miller, Margo Miller, E. Olen Mitchell, Lynn and Charles Montgomery, Sandi Moore, Barbara Morti, Judith Murphy, Robin and Mike Murphy, Nancy Murry, Susan and Ricky Myrick, Rachel and Chris Nelson,

COLLEGE NOTES University of Kansas This spring, 49 University of Kansas students will receive Undergraduate Research Awards (UGRAs). Recipients are awarded $1,000 to support them as they work on mentored research and creative projects. Students apply for UGRAs by writing a four-page research proposal under the guidance of a mentor. Faculty reviewers evaluate the applications based on the merit of the proposal and the student’s preparation to undertake the project. Students interested in applying for summer or fall 2016 UGRAs can find more information and apply on the Center for Undergraduate Research’s website: http://ugresearch. ku.edu/student/fund/ugra. Applications will be due March 24, 2016. Area students receiving the awards include: Ashlie Koehn, Burns, majoring in economics and global and international studies; Cori

Jones, Cheney, majoring in biological chemistry; and Jesse Burbank, Quinter, majoring in history and political science. St. Olaf College Erin Wiebe, Hillsboro, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn. William Woods University Noelle Holmes, St. John, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. Missouri University of Science and Technology Sandra Douvier, Sedgwick, made the honor list for the fall semester at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Mo. Baldwin Wallace University Isaac Hopkins, McPherson, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall

semester at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio. Sterling College After a seven-week hiatus from competition, the Sterling College Debate and Forensics Team returned to action at the Gorlok Gala hosted by Webster University in St. Louis. The team won the gala, the largest regular-season tournament in the nation. Gage Brookman, Hutchinson, captured the tournament championship by beating out competitors from 41 other schools across the nation. Brookman was named the sixth overall speaker in Lincoln Douglas debate and fourth overall speaker in parliamentary debate. Cody Campbell of Buckeye, Ariz., was a quarterfinalist, taking fifth place in Lincoln Douglas debate. The duo of Amanda Del Toro of Manhattan, and Zach McElfresh of Kechi, finished in quarterfinals of JV parliamentary debate, earning fifth overall. Del

Wanda and Verlyn Nelson, Kenneth Neufeld, Ruth Ann and Jeff Newsum, Amy Ney, Jerry Ney, Ben Nolan, Ruby and Wilfred Oldehoeft, Delores Orth, Brittany Osborn, Tracy and Chris Osborn, Julianne Osborn, Virginia Osgood, Janine and Dick Owens, Virginia Packebush, Dorothy J. Pallister, Allen Pankratz, Pamela J. Peck, Ken Peirce, Patricia Peschka, Elaine Peterson, Dr. Pamela and Charles Pierce, Rebeca and Brandon Pinkston, Pam and Danny Popp, Jannell and Jon Potter, Patricia Prater, Robert Prater, Carolyn and Mose Price, Cristina Pritchard, V.G. Proffitt, Faye E. Queen, R.E. Queen, Lorraine Ramsey, Lue Ramsey, Alvina Rayl, Beverly Rayl, Jeannine Rayl, Phyliss and Radean Reade, Susan Redd, Royce Regehr, Marilyn Rhodes, Jan Rich, Debbie and Bob Ridpath, Gerry Rietveld, Linda Riner, David Robertson, LeAnn and Brian Robertson, Shirley Joan Robinson, Jackie Rodgers, Crystal Rodriguez, Salem Community Church, Carol and Larry Sallee, Carol and Anthony Santangelo, Sam and Kathy Sayers, Carolyn Schafer, Lois Schlickau, Eileen Schmitt, Ruth Schmucker, Linda Schreiber, Kay and David Schreiner, Darlene and Billy Schrock, Norma J. Schrock, Patricia Schultz, Janet Scott, Merl Sellers, Ann and Thomas Sellers, Marilyn Sherman, Dana K. Shimel, Sue Shire, Donna and John Showalter, Andrea and Timothy Siefkes, Caryl Sills, Patricia and Stanley Simpson, Jane Skehan, Ellen Smiley, Bonnie and William Smiley, Annette Smith, Cheryl Smith, Gary Smith, Lucille Smith, Nel Smith, Pauline Smith, Carroll Snell, Phyllis Snyder, Mary Ellen Soldan, Cindy Sorensen, Kim and Jim Sorensen, Alvin Sowers Sr., Shirley and Ralph Spencer, Jean Stange, Nancy and Brad Steele, Ila and Allen Stone, Tamara Stramel, Lisa Strong, Pamela Stuewe, Barbara and John Summervill, Karen and Jim Swank, Barbara Swann, Elizabeth Taylor, Lorie A. Taylor, Lavaughn and Allen Thiessen, Keri Thiessen, Polly and Brooks Thompson, Emogene Thorne, Janine Tips, Leona Totland, Tamara Totland, Kathleen and Bruce Trapp, Kim Trent, Peggy Tuxhorn, Mary Kay and Terry Urban, Doris Vandergiesen, Joyce Vierthaler, Teresa and Ted Vollweider, Debbie and James Voss, Ellen and Paul Wagler, Joyce Walton, Joan Wambsganss, Darla Watkins, Ines Weigel, Julie Werth, Tasha and Robert Wessel, Jonathon Weve, Leroy Wheatley, Dorothy and James Wheeler, Cindy Whitmore, Denise and Buck Wiard, John Wildin, Bill Williams, Darla and Chad Wilson, Rhonda and Chris Wilson, Darla Wilson, Rose Wilson, Shirley Wilson, Wilma Wilson, Dianne Wilt, Mary Winter, Shirley Wise, Nancy and Gary Witham, Lorraine Wolcott, Donna Wolf, Denise and Gregory Wood, Nancy and Tommy Wood, Michelle Woodson, Joan and Jerry Wray, Beverly Wright, Raymond Wurtz, Arlene Yanney, Laura Yowell, Karen Zimmerman, Teresa Zimmerman, Barbara and Keith Zody.

SENIOR CENTER ACTIVITIES Delos V. Smith Senior Center 101 W. First Ave. (620) 662-0111 www.delossrcenter.org Monday: 8:45 a.m. tai chi exercise; 9 a.m. jewelry making with Tom, advanced bridge and Heart of Kansas Quilt Guild; 10 a.m. chair exercise; 1 p.m. pitch (cards); 4 p.m. tai chi exercise Tuesday: 8:45 a.m. yoga exercise; 10 a.m. free consultation with John Shaffer or Stan Juhnke regarding legal questions (appointments only); 12:45 p.m. free bingo; 1 p.m. have fun with brushes (Rose Lea); 4 p.m. yoga exercise Wednesday: 8:45 a.m. qigong exercise; 9 a.m. woodcarving; 10 a.m. chair exercise and cribbage; 11 a.m. line dancing; 1 p.m. open bridge and hand/foot (cards); 4 p.m. qigong exercise Thursday: 8:45 a.m. tai chi exercise; 9 a.m. stained glass/scratch art and quilting/twilling; 9:45 a.m. Y.A.H. ministry; 1 p.m. crafts with Criss, pinochle, drawing/ painting and bunco; 3 p.m. creative journaling; 4 p.m. tai chi exercise Friday: 8:45 a.m. yoga exercise; 9 a.m. beading and scratch art; 10 a.m. chair exercise and book repair; 1 p.m. bridge; 4 p.m. yoga exercise Elmdale 50-Plus Center 400 E. Ave. E (620) 663-2811 www.hutchrec.com Monday: 10 a.m. dominoes; 12 p.m. lunch; 1 p.m. bunco and movies; 7 p.m. dance Tuesday: 1 p.m. creative cards; 1:30 p.m. line dance; 6:30 p.m. pitch Wednesday: 10 a.m. dominoes; 12 p.m. lunch; 1 p.m. card bingo and stitch/chat; 1:30 p.m. line dance Thursday: 7 p.m. pitch; 7:30 p.m. dance with the Reno County Band Friday: 10 a.m. dominoes; 12 p.m. lunch; 1:15 p.m. bingo

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING In recognition of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, I would like to give a special thanks to the pulmonary staff. These workers gave excellent care every time I have been there. They are always happy to assist others. I was in the hospital during the fair with broken ribs. Upon my release, the fifth-floor nurse wheeled me down to my car. I told the nurse I wanted to get a Bogie’s shake but needed to wait until I got paid. The nurse kindly gave me a $5 bill. How nice is that? A special thanks also to the speech therapist and all the employees and staff at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center for what they give of themselves to others. Hooray for Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. We are very lucky to have your services. J.D. WALLERIUS Hutchinson

CLUBS Toro was named eighth overall speaker in parliamentary debate. A small contingent of the SC Forensics Team attended the Zombie Apocalypse tournament at Hutchinson Community College. Lindy Smith of Sharon Springs earned sixth place in dramatic interpretation, while Sarah Julian of Yoder earned fourth place in impromptu speaking. Julian competed on Feb. 6 at Kansas Wesleyan University in the Border Wars Tournament. She earned second place in extemporaneous speaking and in impromptu speaking, followed by a fifth-place finish in informative speaking. Her second-place finish in impromptu speaking earned her enough points to qualify for the American Forensic Association national tournament in Florida in April. Bryce Harner of Hutchinson also competed at Border Wars, placing fifth in Lincoln Douglas debate.

The Heart of Kansas Quilt Guild will meet Monday at the Delos V. Smith Senior Center, 101 W. First Ave. Social hour begins at 9 a.m., followed by the business meeting at 9:30 a.m. The members will show their latest quilting projects during “show and share.” Connie Frye of Salina will present a trunk show and will conduct a “Working with Wool” workshop in the afternoon. Guests are welcome to attend the morning meeting. For more information, call President Annabeth Hind at (620) 662-2292.

The Buhler 4-H Club met at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8. Parents of the members conducted the meeting. Roll call was “Tell us what your candy heart says.” Important upcoming dates were discussed, and beef weigh-in is March 5 at the sale barn in South Hutchinson. The 4-H kids learned the proper way to make a motion and also how to second a motion. For recreation, we played the 4-H Pledge clothespin game. Our next meeting is at 7 p.m. March 14 at Buhler Mennonite Church.


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British entrepreneur Richard Branson poses with the first SpaceShipTwo at a Virgin Galactic hangar Sept. 25 at Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif. Virgin Galactic debuted a new copy of its space tourism rocket on Friday.

Virgin Galactic rolls out space tourism rocket Q New version of its SpaceShipTwo rocket replaces destroyed craft.

HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES GIVE GENEROUS DONATION TO OXFORD HOUSE Photo courtesy of Rachel E. Mawhirter, marketing director and physician recruiter at Great Bend Regional Hospital

Brent Hanson and Amber Richter with Great Bend Regional Hospital present a check and nonperishable supplies donated by hospital employees to Jason Cavender, executive director for the new Oxford House for men that opened in Great Bend on Feb. 1. Also pictured are several current residents and alumni of the Oxford House program, which provides a safe place and a supportive network for recovering drug addicts. A second Oxford House for women is scheduled to open in March. The organization will host an open house on Feb. 27. Like their page on Facebook for more details.

UNION VALLEY BIBLE CHURCH CELEBRATES MARRIED COUPLES Right: Union Valley Bible Church celebrated Valentine’s Day with a special event honoring marriage in their morning service on Feb. 14. Celebrating the most years married was Walt and Tena Ediger (on right) with 67 years. Our most recently married couple was Walt and Nadine Neufeld, married a month ago on Jan 16. Courtesy photo

Study: Noise can hinder a child’s learning Q Cacophony of TV and toys more distracting to a child’s brain than adult’s. BY LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer

WASHINGTON – From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn. In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot’s trying to listen is other voices babbling in the background, researchers said Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. “What a child hears in a noisy environment is not what an adult hears,” said Dr. Lori Leibold of Boys Town National Research Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. That’s a Catch-22 in our increasingly noisy lives because “young children learn language from hearing it,” said Dr. Rochelle Newman of the University of Maryland. “They have a greater need for understanding speech around them but at the same time they’re less equipped to deal with it.” It’s not their ability to hear. For healthy children, the auditory system is pretty well developed by a few months of age. Consider how hard it is to carry on a conversation in a noisy restaurant. Researchers simulated that background in a series of experiments by playing recordings of people reading and talking while testing how easily children detected words they knew, such as “playground,” when a new voice broke through the hubbub, or how easily they learned new words. The youngest children could recognize one person’s speech amid multiple talkers, but only at relatively soft noise levels, Newman said. Even the background noise during relatively quiet day care story time can be enough for tots to miss parts of what’s read, she said. It’s not just a concern for

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In this image taken from video provided by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a toddler participates in a speech perception experiment in a laboratory at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C.. The toddler was conditioned to put a block in the bucket whenever she heard the “target” word. From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn. In fact, one of the worst offenders when a tot’s trying to listen is other voices babbling in the background, researchers said Saturday at a meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

SOME HINTS Don’t leave the TV, radio and other electronics on in the background. It’s not clear whether soft music is distracting, but lyrics might be, Ratner said. Speak clearly and make eye contact. Especially in noise, make sure tots see your face. They can pick up on mouth movements, Newman said. If the child doesn’t understand, try again with simpler words. If a child’s having school behavior problems, make sure being unable to hear in class isn’t the problem. O

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toddlers and preschoolers. The ability to understand and process speech against competing background noise doesn’t mature until adolescence, Leibold said. Nor is the challenge just to tune out the background buzz. Brief sudden noises – someone coughs, a car horn blares – can drown out part of a word or sentence. An adult’s experienced brain automatically substitutes a logical choice, often well enough that the person doesn’t notice, Newman said. “Young children don’t do this. Their brain doesn’t fill in the gaps,” she said. Children who were born prematurely may have an additional risk. When preemies spend a long time in an incubator, their brains get

used to the constant “white noise” of the machine’s fan – different from a full-term baby who develops hearing mom’s voice in the womb and thus is wired to pay more attention to voices, said Dr. Amir Lahav of Harvard Medical School. He had mothers of preemies record themselves singing lullabies or reading stories, and filtered them along with the sound of mom’s heartbeat into the incubator three times a day when she wasn’t otherwise visiting. The brain’s auditory cortex became more developed in babies given that extra womb-like exposure compared with preemies with typical incubator care, Lahav found. Moreover, when those babies

were big enough to leave the hospital, they paid more attention to speech, he said. “Exposure to noises and sounds very early in life will spill over to affect how our brain is going to function,” Lahav said. Noise also is a special challenge for children with hearing loss, who may need technology beyond standard hearing aids to cope, Leibold said, describing special receivers that can transmit a teacher’s voice directly to the ear so it’s not lost in classmates’ chatter. The research has implications for classroom design, too, Leibold added, as the type of flooring or ceiling height can either soften kids’ natural noise or bounce it around. But learning starts at home, and University of Maryland child language specialist Nan Bernstein Ratner often has parents ask if they should stimulate a tot’s environment with interactive toys and educational TV. “We tend to think bustling environments and creating background noise is stimulating for kids,” she said. But, she said, “what’s stimulating on the part of the parent may not be for the child.”

BY JOHN ANTCZAK Associated Press

MOJAVE, Calif. – Virgin Galactic rolled out a new version of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket Friday as it prepares to return to flight testing for the first time since a 2014 accident destroyed the original craft, killing a pilot and setting back the nascent industry. A Land Rover with Virgin Galactic founder Sir Richard Branson standing through the sunroof pulled the ship in front of an audience inside a hangar at Southern California’s Mojave Air & Space Port, where it was assembled. Branson’s 1-year-old granddaughter, Eva-Deia, helped by her mother, christened the craft by breaking a little bottle of milk over its nose. The baby is the daughter of Branson’s son, Sam, and his wife, Bellie. “All of us in this room need to pinch ourselves ... isn’t she quite beautiful,” Branson told the audience. The ship is the size of a small corporate jet. It was named Virgin Spaceship Unity at the suggestion of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, whom Branson promised a free ride into space. SpaceShipTwo is designed to be flown by a crew of two and carry up to six passengers on a high-speed suborbital flight to the fringes of space. At an altitude above 62 miles, passengers will experience a few minutes of weightlessness and see the Earth below. After years of development, Virgin Galactic appeared to be nearing the goal of turning ordinary civilians into astronauts when the first SpaceShipTwo broke apart on Oct. 31, 2014, during its fourth rocket-powered flight. Wreckage fell to the Mojave Desert floor. “When we had the accident, for about 24 hours we were wondering whether it was worth continuing, whether we should call it a day,” Branson told The Associated Press. He said engineers, astronauts and members of the public helped convince him that space travel is too important to give up on. The crash investigation found that co-pilot Michael Alsbury prematurely unlocked the so-called feathering system that is intended to slow and stabilize the craft as it re-enters the atmosphere. Alsbury was killed, but pilot Peter Siebold, although seriously injured, parachuted to safety. The “feathers” – a term

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Wreckage lies near the site where a Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket, SpaceShipTwo, crashed Nov. 1 in the desert near Mojave, Calif. derived from the design of a badminton shuttlecock – are tail structures that extend rearward from each wingtip. They are designed to swivel upward at an angle to create drag, preventing a buildup of speed and heat, and then rotate back down to normal flying position as the craft descends into the thickening atmosphere. A National Transportation Safety Board investigation found that Scaled Composites, a company that was developing SpaceShipTwo with Virgin Galactic and was responsible for its test program, should have had systems to compensate for human error. The NTSB chairman, Christopher Hart, said it wasn’t a matter of shortcuts but of not considering a crew member would make the mistake that occurred. Virgin Galactic subsequently assumed full responsibility to complete the test program. Company officials said that the new spaceship will have a device to prevent a similar pilot error. The company stressed in a statement Thursday its commitment to testing from the level of individual parts on up to the complete craft. The company, which has invested more than $500 million in the program, did not project a timeline for actually carrying space tourists, noting that “our new vehicle will remain on the ground for a while after her unveiling, as we run her through full-vehicle tests of her electrical systems and all of her moving parts.” SpaceShipTwo is the successor to SpaceShipOne, the winged rocket plane that won the $10 million Ansari X Prize in 2004 by demonstrating a reusable spacecraft capable of carrying three people could make two flights within two weeks to at an altitude of least 62 miles. The prize announced in 1996 was intended to spur the development of private spaceflight in the same way the Orteig Prize offered in 1919 fostered trans-Atlantic aviation. Charles Lindbergh won that prize with his nonstop flight from New York to Paris in 1927.

FRIENDSHIP MEALS The Friendship Meals program in Hutchinson is for anyone age 60 or older regardless of economic circumstances. The cost of the meal is a recommended $3 contribution for registered participants and volunteers. Inability to pay the donation doesn’t exclude anyone from being served. To sign up for home delivery, call the Salvation Army at (620) 663-7491 and talk to Eddie Tipton or Donna Pitzer. Lunch is also served daily at the Salvation Army, with service starting at around 12 p.m. (noon). Those under the age of 60 will not be excluded from dining, but it is suggested that they help serve or deliver food,

help with cleanup or pay $3 per plate. Monday: Pork roast/ gravy, mashed potatoes/ gravy, Spanish green beans, mixed fruit, bran muffin and milk Tuesday: Tahitian chicken/rice, roasted zucchini, coleslaw, peaches, wheat roll and milk Wednesday: Sloppy Joe/ bun, French fries, cauliflower, bean salad, apricots, apple crisp and milk Thursday: Ham/beans, parslied carrots, beets, banana/orange juice, cornbread and milk Friday: Crispy fish/bun/ tartar sauce or chicken sandwich setup, macaroni and cheese, mixed-green salad/dressing, mandarin oranges and milk


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Woman struggles after time spent in solitary Q Mental illness made worse during years passed in ‘the bing’ at Rikers Island prison in NY. BY JAKE PEARSON Associated Press

NEW YORK – Six weeks after her arrival at Rikers Island, an argument over who should clean a jailhouse shower sent Candie Hailey to solitary confinement – known as “the bing.” It was the first time, but it would not be the last. A month later, records show, she cursed and spit at a guard and resisted when she was put in a hold. Ninety-five days in the bing. She later got 70 days for cursing at an officer, splashing the guard with toilet water and refusing to stop. Among other infractions: fighting (40 days), disrespect of staff (30 days) and blocking her cell window (15 days). Of her first 29 months in jail, Hailey served about 27 alone in a 6-by-10-foot cell, with a bed, a toilet and a few books to pass the time. When she did go outside, it was just for one hour in 24. And she had yet to be tried for any crime, let alone convicted. At least Candie Hailey, on solitary eight times during her confinement more than three-year incarceration, she would be taken to the hospital after suicide attempts in solitary that included trying to swallow hair remover product, pills and the chemicals inside an instant ice pack, banging her head on a wall and trying to electrocute herself by putting a phone cord in her cell’s toilet. Hailey could not abide solitary confinement. But that was the only place her jailers felt they could put her.

“I would say I’ve been through hell and back. My soul died but my body is alive.”

A case study Candie Hailey’s wretched stay at Rikers – detailed in official documents and hours of interviews – is a case study in solitary confinement and its consequences. Many criminal justice experts say officials too often rely on solitary to punish inmates, disregarding the effect on troubled men and women like Hailey. Research has shown that solitary can be psychologically distressing, especially for prisoners who go into it with preexisting mental illnesses. Even though long-term use of isolation is increasingly being challenged – in statehouses, the courts and even by President Barack Obama, who last month banned its use for juveniles as punishment for low-level infractions in federal prisons – it’s still the most common correctional tool nationwide. Hailey, who was diagnosed at Rikers with a borderline character disorder, mood disorder and anti-social personality disorder, quickly adopted a perverse survival strategy: Act out and you get out, if only temporarily for treatment. “I would take the feces and I put it all over me,” she recalls. “I said, ‘If you’re gonna treat me like a dog, I’m gonna act like one.’ ” Multiple suicide attempts Hailey believed she was treated unfairly from the moment of

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Candie Hailey, 32, sits in the small living room of her father’s Bronx apartment May 22 as she talks about her incarceration at Riker’s Island where most of her time was spent in solitary confinement, in New York. Hailey visits to eat and store some of her belongings at the apartment where both her younger sisters live, while staying in a nearby shelter.

Above: Hailey, right, cries June 9 as she hugs her younger sister, Chyna, following her college graduation ceremonies in New York. “I am proud of you,” said Candie. “We’ve been through a lot.” Hailey dropped out of high school to help care for Chyna and another sister, and later earned an equivalency diploma and a college degree before Rikers Island prison made her a “solitary survivor.” Left: A solitary confinement cell known all as “the bing,” at New York’s Rikers Island prison is seen on Jan. 28. It is similar to a cell Candie Hailey was sent to. her arrival at Rikers’ 800-bed, all-women’s Rose M. Singer Center – Rosie’s, as it’s called. Her arrest on attempted murder charges following a 2012 fight with three other women was widely publicized, with at least one city tabloid seizing on the fact that one of the women’s 4-month-old baby girl was left with a skull fracture and a deep cut above her eye. Guards and fellow inmates gave her a scurrilous nickname: “baby killer.” When Hailey was examined after the eight suicide attempts, psychiatrists who saw her came to the same conclusion: She was manipulative, a malingerer, intentionally hurting herself to escape solitary. The cause of this behavior, they said, was her underlying personality disorder. “I’m being treated as a criminal, but I am the victim,” she told a

mental health worker. But Hailey wasn’t a candidate for units for the most seriously mentally ill because she didn’t have a diagnosis of severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. So, more often than not, after her suicide attempts she was placed on suicide watch and sent back to the bing. The only mental health care she received in solitary consisted of brief consultations at her cell’s door. “I can’t endure this abuse evermore,” she wrote in a handwritten suicide note to her father in the summer of 2014. “The truth will come to light, while death shall set me free.” Hailey’s monthlong trial last May ended with a verdict of not guilty. Hailey was free to return to the Bronx. Jail officials wouldn’t discuss Hailey’s case specifically. But city

Corrections Department spokeswoman Eve Kessler said officials have reduced the number of inmates serving their time in solitary by about two-thirds in the past two years, noting that “everyone in our custody deserves to be treated safely and humanely.” Breaking free In more than three years Hailey spent in jail, she spent 2 1/3 years in solitary. And in the nine months since she was freed, she has struggled with the trauma of her confinement. “Honestly I think I’d be better off in jail,” the now-32-year-old Hailey said after yet another failed trip to court to regain custody of her two children. “It’s like a nightmare, like everyone’s out there trying to get me.” She had reunited with her younger sisters and father and

promptly dissociated from them; struggled to regain her welfare benefits and strove to complete a still-unresolved divorce. Housing has been a continuing struggle. She cycled out of two different city shelters, got locked out of a $100-per-week room in the Bronx. By December, she had resorted to riding subway trains through the night. Twice since her release, she’s tried to kill herself. And for months she stopped attending weekly counseling sessions Just before the end of the year, Hailey gained placement in another apartment for people with mental health problems and agreed to return to counseling. But she was still fearful her cycle of problems would never end. “I would say I’ve been through hell and back,” she said. “My soul died but my body is alive.”

Obama sets out to nominate new justice to Supreme Court Q Election-year battle with GOP likely to be heated. BY KATHLEEN HENNESSY AND MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

WASHINGTON – It may seem like Mission Impossible. Still, President Barack Obama this week set out on a quest to put his third justice on the Supreme Court, hoping to overcome solid Republican opposition and difficult election-year politics in what likely will be the last major battle of his tenure. Obama faces a Republican leadership that appears united in opposing his decision to fill the seat as well as a crop of Republicans facing re-election who have lined up behind their leaders. Those vulnerable GOP senators are crucial to any White House strategy for filling the seat held by the late conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. Democrats

would need 14 defections from GOP ranks to break a filibuster and confirm a nominee. So far, no GOP senator has indicated he or she is ready to vote for an Obama nominee. The White House said Friday that Obama will move ahead. Obama on tiw week called key Senate leaders, including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, part of the customary consultation once considered essential to laying the groundwork for a warm reception for an eventual nominee. But the president did not appear to make much headway with the GOP leaders. Hours after the call, an op-ed penned by McConnell and Grassley was published in The Washington Post restating their case for why Obama should leave the job of naming a nominee to the next president. “It is today the American people, rather than a

lame-duck president whose priorities and policies they just rejected in the most-recent national election, who should be afforded the opportunity to replace Justice Scalia,” McConnell and Grassley wrote. Grassley’s name on the piece signaled the Iowa chairman is now firmly in line with leadership. Earlier in the week, the chairman had suggested he might be open to holding hearings on an Obama nominee, a statement that buoyed Obama and his allies and confused the GOP message. If Obama has any hope of winning, he’ll need more than a muddled message. Obama’s hopes rest first on persuading Grassley to hold hearings in his committee. Then McConnell would have to agree to a vote by the full Senate, where the president would need 60 votes to break a filibuster. The White House and its allies have suggested taking one step at time, hoping each step in the process will build

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President Barack Obama walks along the colonnade from the Oval Office to the White House Residence after an evening meeting in Washington on Friday carrying a binder containing information on possible Supreme Court nominees. pressure on Republicans to change their tune. As Obama considers his choice, advisers have begun mobilizing outside groups that will pour money and time into reaching out voters at the state level. Those groups have begun to add staff, marshal resources and put out advertising. In a meeting at the White House Thursday night, White House counsel Neil Eggleston and adviser Valerie Jarrett urged advocates to keep up the pressure.

Once Obama names a candidate, allies believe the conversation will shift from a theoretical discussion to a debate over an individual, putting a face and what is expected to be an impressive resume into the mix. If the White House can win a hearing, the nominee would become a political celebrity and a cause. If public opinion were to shift in swing states like Ohio or Wisconsin, the White House hopes, there could

be a chance of persuading Republican senators. Democrats’ strongest argument is casting Republicans as unrelenting obstructionists, allies argue. “Republicans are doing exactly what people hate about politics – these scorched-earth partisan tactics that put political ends above doing your job is exactly what people hate,” said Neera Tanden, president of the liberal Center for American Progress.


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Young wife a victim of cruel in-laws Dear Annie: My 26-yearold daughter has been married to a wonderful, hardworking man for three years. They have a beautiful child and a nice home. The problem is my son-in-law’s mother. This woman has disliked my daughter from day one, and for no discernible reason. My daughter and her husband tried talking things out with her, but she always returns to her passive-aggressive ways. I try to stay out of it, but it is so hard to watch this woman bring my daughter to tears and try to split this otherwise lovely family apart. Worse, she has most of the other in-laws on her bandwagon. I understand my son-inlaw is caught between a rock and a hard place, but he never stands behind his wife. Whenever the two of them are around his parents, he throws my daughter under the bus.

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Kathy Mitchell, Marcy Sugar We love our son-in-law, but cannot stand to see our daughter and grandchild treated with such disrespect. It is causing a great deal of strain on this new family. Is there any polite way to deal with this problem without overstepping? – Concerned Mother Dear Mother: We know how hard this must be for you to watch, but the problem belongs to your daughter, and she must find a way to deal with it. The best thing you can do is offer a sympathetic ear without passing judgment or telling your daughter how to handle her in-laws.

But do suggest that she and her husband talk to a professional for guidance. A counselor will help your daughter develop better techniques to deal with this difficult woman, and also make your son-in-law understand the need to stand up to his parents in defense of his wife. The in-laws will never treat her better if he doesn’t insist on it. Dear Annie: I work in an office at a library, and one of my co-workers is continuously babbling and singing loudly. This is distracting and annoying to most of us. “Dwayne” doesn’t sit that close to me, but I can still hear him all of the time. Since Dwayne is pretty well-liked by everyone, we’re all uncomfortable asking him to stop the constant noise. Can you think of a nice and/or anonymous way to let him know he is distracting us? – Driving Us Nuts Dear Driving: Some

people who constantly hum or babble do so because it is soothing. In many cases, they can’t help themselves or don’t realize they are doing it. We suspect Dwayne is unaware that he is constantly making noises, and certainly has no idea that you are all so annoyed. Any of you could mention to Dwayne that he seems to sing to himself all day long, and when said in a kind and gentle manner, this is neither insulting nor offensive. However, there is a strong likelihood that Dwayne will continue to hum and babble, because it is an unconscious behavior. He might try to curtail it, but you would have to constantly remind him, and that doesn’t appear to be something you are willing to do. Instead, we recommend you invest in a pair of earbuds and either listen to your own music or use them to block out Dwayne’s humming.

Reporter details decades of tumult in the Middle East BY JERRY HARKAVY

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“And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East,” by Richard Engel Regular viewers of television’s evening news are sure to have seen video of Richard Engel delivering narratives as he dodges bullets, bombs and artillery barrages while reporting on the latest conflicts in the Middle East. Over the past two decades, the boyish-looking reporter for NBC News has emerged as perhaps the most familiar face that Americans count on to update them on complex, chaotic and critical developments in a faraway region that has come to dominate international news. Like Forrest Gump, he seems to wind up wherever the action is. Engel’s third book on the subject is both a memoir about his often dangerous assignments and a primer on the political and religious strife in the Arab world, a story that

than he came in contact with violent Islamic fundamentalists, whose attacks on foreign tourists set the stage for similar bloodshed from al-Qaeda and ISIS. After four years in Cairo, he moved on to Jerusalem and covered the second Intifada. The switch from freelancer to staffer for a French wire service was followed by his shift to television, where bigger Simon & Schuester/Associated Press budgets allowed him to The book cover of “And Then All move around more easily. Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades Instead of scrounging for for gas, TV correin the Middle East,” by Richard money spondents flew on chartered Engel is seen here. planes. “I thought to myself, begins after he graduates now that’s the world I’d from Stanford and takes rather be part of.” off for Cairo with dreams Iraq was where Engel of becoming a foreign cormade his mark, scoring a respondent. Arriving with visa by posing as a peace two suitcases and $2,000, he activist prepared to serve as moved into a seven-story a “human shield” against walk-up “as barren and U.S. attacks and then hiring dirty as a flophouse.” But a driver to smuggle him for a young man looking to into the country through connect a major story, his Jordan and across Iraq’s timing was perfect. Western Desert. Soon after No sooner than he the bombings began, he taught himself Arabic was the last American TV

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reporter in Baghdad. When a truck bomb explodes outside his hotel room during the insurgency, Engel wonders how long he can continue to cheat death and whether the constant danger was making him paranoid. But leaving Iraq does little to get him out of the line of fire. His transfer to Beirut comes just in time to cover the monthlong war between Israel and Hezbollah; he then returns to Egypt for the Arab Spring uprising that brought down strongman Hosni Mubarak and crosses the border when the overthrow of Libya’s leader takes center stage. But Engel’s biggest brush with danger would come at the end of 2012 when he and his crew are held captive for five days in Syria during the civil war that continues to this day. The author’s quick-paced account is a thrilling adventure story laced with historical context to help readers make sense of the longstanding sectarian hatreds that propel the violence in Iraq and elsewhere.

Today’s Birthday (02/21/16). Your career thrives with attention this year. Grow your community. Personal breakthroughs (after 3/8) could shift collaborative financial priorities (after 3/23). Begin a lucrative two-year phase on 9/9. Reach new heights with a partnership (after 9/1), inspiring personal change (after 9/16). Nurture love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) – Today is a 5 – You’re just playing, but someone didn’t think the joke was funny. Wait to launch or take big actions. Finish preparations. Make sure your message gets across as intended. Keep an open mind. Taurus (April 20-May 20) – Today is a 5 – Home draws you in. Clean, sort and organize. File papers and de-clutter. Get involved in an improvement. Don’t get rushed into buying anything. Refrain from speaking sharp words. Consider the consequences of your actions. Gemini (May 21-June 20) – Today is a 6 – Use your heightened powers of communication to navigate misunderstandings today. Obstacles arise ... make backup plans in case the first option doesn’t work out. Don’t disturb a watchdog. Let confusion dissipate before advancing. Cancer (June 21-July 22) – Today is a 7 – Financial obstacles could slow the action. Track cash flow to avoid leakage. Bring your lunch or eat at home to save. Defer gratification on something you’d like but don’t really need. Save up for it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) – Today is a 7 – Figure out a personal matter. Energy surges boom and bust. Get good food, exercise and rest. Changes and uncertainty could divert momentum. Revise your plans. Avoid arguments and adapt to circumstances. Solutions appear. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) – Today is a 5 – Take it easy and settle into peaceful planning mode. Keep it frugal. Avoid temperamental people and controversy. Passions may surge and bubble. Think

about the road ahead, and pack your bags. Look before leaping. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) – Today is a 6 – Adapt to a changing situation by getting feedback from friends. Diverse views provide more clarity. Develop a team strategy. Hold meetings and plan your moves. Don’t react automatically to outbursts. Listen and consider. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) – Today is a 5 – Stay objective in a tense situation. You’re being tested. Diplomacy opens locked doors. Keep it respectful. Provide transparent results. Show how you arrived at your numbers. There’s a professional prize at stake. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) – Today is a 6 – Travels and studies can get diverted or blocked today. Distractions and obstacles arise. Plan and schedule your moves, maintaining flexibility. Try not to break anything. Look around where you are. Deviations can reveal unexpected wonders. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) – Today is a 6 – Handle financial matters. Wait to make a purchase until everything lines up. Make sure your partner agrees. A payment could be delayed. Don’t spend on frivolities. Keep purchase records, in case of discrepancy or errors. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) – Today is a 6 – Together, you can surmount the hurdles that appear. You each have talents the other lacks. Avoid expensive distractions and costly mistakes by working together. Work out miscommunications as soon as they arise. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) – Today is a 7 – Breakdowns at work require your attention. Do the detective work to find where to make the repair. Get help if necessary, to keep deadlines and promises. Don’t vent frustrations on unsuspecting bystanders. Walk outside. Astrologer Nancy Black continues her mother Linda Black’s legacy horoscopes column. She welcomes comments and questions on Twitter, @lindablack. For more astrological interpretations visit Linda Black Horoscopes and www.nancyblack.com

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ace and king of diamonds were cashed, South carefully discarding a NORTH club, and dummy’s last diamond was ♠A5432 ruffed. The ace and another club now assured the contract regardless of ♥Q86 which opponent held the king. When ♦ AK6 ♣A2 it was West, as here, West was forced to yield a ruff-sluff. Should East have WEST EAST ♠ Void ♠ 10 9 7 held the club king, he would have had ♥ Void ♥ A K J 10 7 5 the option of setting up dummy’s queen of hearts. Neither defender ♦ Q 10 9 8 ♦J7432 ♣J3 ♣ K 10 9 8 5 4 would be able to defeat the contract. A lower-level heart opening by SOUTH ♠KQJ86 East might have allowed him to show his other suit. Five diamonds by East♥9432 West would be down only one with a ♦5 ♣Q76 good guess in clubs. The winning action by East on this deal was given no consideration — pass! Had East The bidding: EAST SOUTH WEST NORTH passed originally, North-South would 4♥ Pass Pass Dbl surely have reached four spades, but Pass 4♠ All pass by North. With East on lead, three rounds of hearts would have scuttled Opening lead: Ten of ♠ that contract. Before you decide to pass the East Today’s deal is from a money hand the next time you hold one like game some years ago. There was it, remember that the other hands will much discussion as to the best all be different, and so will the result. opening action with the East hand. (Bob Jones welcomes readers’ There were votes for one heart, two hearts, and four hearts. The action responses sent in care of this shown was not a success, as four newspaper or to Tribune Content spades is unbeatable when played by Agency, LLC., 16650 Westgrove Dr., Suite 175, Addison, TX 75001. South. South won the opening trump lead E-mail responses may be sent to and drew trumps in three rounds. The tcaeditors@tribune.com.)


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The Briefcase THE WEEK AHEAD Monday BARCELONA, Spain – First day of the Mobile World Congress. Tuesday WASHINGTON – Standard & Poor’s releases S&P/Case-Shiller index of home prices for December and the fourth quarter; National Association of Realtors releases existing home sales for January; The Conference Board releases the Consumer Confidence Index for February. BERLIN – Germany’s Ifo institute releases its monthly business confidence index, a key indicator for Europe’s biggest economy. The Home Depot Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens. Wednesday WASHINGTON – Commerce Department releases new home sales for January. PARIS – European jet maker Airbus reports 2015 earnings. Lowe’s Companies Inc. reports quarterly financial results before the market opens. Thursday WASHINGTON – Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims; Commerce Department releases durable goods for January; Freddie Mac, the mortgage company, releases weekly mortgage rates. Friday WASHINGTON — Commerce Department releases fourth-quarter gross domestic product, international trade data and personal income and spending for January. J.C. Penney Co. reports quarterly financial results.

ENERGY Texas plunge continues as US rigs drop by 27 HOUSTON – Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 27 this week to 514. The Houston company said Friday 413 rigs sought oil and 101 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by 12 rigs, Oklahoma and North Dakota each dropped three, Louisiana fell by two, and Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico and Wyoming dropped one apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged. – From wire reports

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New coker unit’s active

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016

CUSTOMER TIES BOOST AUTO REPAIR SITE

Q It’s part of McPherson refinery’s improvements, aids crude oil’s usefulness. BY JOHN GREEN The Hutchinson News jgreen@hutchnews.com

McPHERSON – The CHS Refinery in McPherson has begun using its new coker unit, nearly three years after installation of the $555 million project began. A coker converts the heaviest portion of crude oil, which otherwise would be sold as asphalt, into much more valuable liquid products that can be converted to gasoline and diesel fuel, according to Rick Leicht, vice president of refining and manager of the McPherson plant. Any remaining product is sold as petroleum coke for use in industrial applications. Construction of the massive coker unit, which towers 312 feet over the refinery grounds, began in March 2013 and took nearly 2.8 million construction man-hours to complete. The unit began operating Feb. 5. The new coker replaces one that has operated at the refinery since 1952. When combined with other improvements at the plant, it will enable production there to grow from 85,000 to 100,000 barrels of fuel per day, company officials previously stated. Safety is a central feature of the new unit, which has a fully automated decoking control system. Once they cook the coke solid, crews must drill it out of the drums with a 3,000-pound high-pressure water drill.

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The new coker unit is under construction at the CHS refinery on Sept. 1, 2015, in McPherson.

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Yoder Auto Center, owned by Weldon Headings, is the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month. “I knew they needed one (auto repair) in this area and saw the opportunity,” he said.

Small-town rapport BY JOHN GREEN The Hutchinson News jgreen@hutchnews.com

Weldon Headings learned his trade repairing equipment on the family farm, and on the road while working as a harvest custom cutter for more than a decade. He developed his business philosophy in the garage and front office of the auto repair industry, where he’s worked for more than a decade, including at a business he’s owned since 2010. “Customer satisfaction is the main deal,” said Headings, owner of Yoder Auto Center, 3412 E. Red Rock Road, the Hutchinson / Reno County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Month. “It’s a small community, so you just try to do good, honest work. Treat your customers as you’d want to be treated and they’ll keep coming back.” “It was mostly hands-on training,” Headings said of learning auto mechanics skills on the farm. “Every day you learned something new.” He worked for another auto repair business from 2004 until 2010, when a building came open in downtown Yoder and he went out on his own. “I knew they needed one (auto repair) in this area and saw the opportunity,” Headings said. “We have to keep up to stay in business,” he said, “and that definitely has its challenges. We have to keep our (diagnostic) scanner updated.” They also attend the annual “Vision KC-Auto Expo” to learn new techniques and what new equipment will be needed or is available. However, their biggest challenge some days, he said, is just figuring out what is wrong with a vehicle. “We’re always fixing someone else’s problem,” Headings said.

Yoder Auto Center employee Paul Sawatzky checks the transmission fluid level on a pickup Wednesday in Yoder. Yoder Auto Center employee Shane Miller greases the ball joints as he services a truck Wednesday.

“First we have to find the problem. Our biggest challenge is figuring out an issue and then trying to fix it.” “We pretty much do everything,” Headings said of the station’s service work, “from maintenance on vehicles to brakes, suspensions, air conditioners. We do a lot of tire work. We sell a lot of new and used tires, and a lot of ag tires. Our ag

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HUTCHINSON AND RENO COUNTY ECONOMIC INDICATORS These are the latest economic indicator numbers for Hutchinson and Reno County. The information is supplied by the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, www.hutchchamber.com.

EMPLOYMENT Month December January Jan. 2015 2016 YTD avg. 2015 YTD avg.

Labor force Unemployment 31,358 3.7 % N/A N/A 30,866 4.6 N/A N/A 30,866 4.6

RENO RETAIL SALES December: $113,968,656 January: $107,593,578 Jan. 2015: $123,235,883 ’15 YTD: $107,593,578 ’14 YTD: $123,235,883

HUTCHINSON, RENO BUILDING PERMITS Month December January Jan. 2015 2016 YTD 2015 YTD

Permits Valuation 55 $1.9M 34 $1.9M 51 $2.5M 34 $1.9M 51 $2.4M

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Permits Valuation 4 $0.1M 6 $0.4M 5 $0.4M 6 $0.4M 5 $0.4M

TRANSIENT GUEST TAX Month December January Jan. 2015 ’16 YTD total ’15 YTD total

Collected $47,484 $45,691 $25,203 $45,691 $25,303


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Public Record BANKRUPTCIES WICHITA – The following persons from central and southwest Kansas have filed bankruptcy petitions with the federal district court in Kansas. Filings are Chapter 7 unless otherwise noted.

Bucklin Buddy Hellar Probst, formerly dba The 4P, and Linaka Leann Probst, aka Linaka Leann Lauer, formerly dba The 4P and formerly dba Mackie Shae Boutique, assets: $294,060; liabilities:

$331,585. Ellis Stacy W. Schaus and Kimberly A. Schaus, aka Kimberly A. Hood, Kimberly A. Hathaway, Kimberly A. Ring, Chapter 13, assets: $5,700; liabilities: $37,734.

Great Bend Crystal Brown, assets: $7,654; liabilities: $53,505. Larned Jaimee M. Barragan, assets: $8,821; liabilities: $157,980. McPherson

BUSINESS PEOPLE Effective immediately, Ron Sellers, president of Luminous Neon Inc., will transition to the newly created position of vice chairman. His efforts will focus primarily on stockholder representation, community service and select customer accounts. Tom Sellers, formerly executive vice president, will serve as chief executive officer. Joe Ontjes, who joined the company’s executive management team in 2015, will serve as president. “Tom and Joe represent the next two decades of leadership,” Ron Sellers said. “We’re excited about the company’s ongoing potential to provide exceptional service to existing and future customers.” Mert Sellers, who purchased the company in 1970, continues as chairman. The Sellers family maintains ownership and affirms its commitment to the company’s long-term success. Employing nearly 80 people in six cities across Kansas, the company’s workforce boasts an average tenure of more than 12 years with Luminous Neon Art & Sign Systems and a collective 1,216 years of sign industry experience. Founded in 1928, the company celebrates its 88th anniversary in 2016. As the largest on-premise sign provider in Kansas, the company offers full project management capabilities including design, fabrication, installation, service and repair. For more details, visit luminousneon.com or contact Ron Sellers at (620) 662-8331 or rsellers@luminousneon.com. Hutchinson insurance agent Sheila Metzger has earned the AFLIC award from American Family Insurance. She joins a select Metzger group of agents who distinguished themselves in 2015 through outstanding sales of life-insurance products offered by the company’s subsidiary, American Family Life Insurance Company. Metzger has been an agent for American Family since February 2009. Her office is at 1210 N. Main St.

promoted to superintendent of the recreation and sports division. Carter worked as the division’s recreation coordinator since coming to Hutch Rec in November 2007. In his Carter position, Carter will oversee the operations and programs in both recreation and enrichment, as well as the sports services, including both youth and adult sports as well as operations at Fun ValleyHobart Detter facilities. Mark Nisly, former program aide, was promoted to recreation programmer for the division of recreation and sports. Nisly will work alongside the recreation Nisly coordinators and also assist with the operations at Fun Valley-Hobart Detter facilities. Nick Leon started at Hutch Rec in January as a recreation coordinator for the recreation and sports division. Leon comes to Hutchinson from the Holcomb Recreation Commission, leoN where he worked for almost nine years as the program director. He currently serves on the KRPA Board of Directors as the sports branch chair and is NYSA-certified. Hutch Rec also hired Adam Richter as the organization’s newly created position of director of community events. Richter’s past professional experience riChter includes working for the City of Rowlett, Texas, from 2012 to 2015, where he worked as the special events and marketing coordinator. In this new position, Richter will be responsible for overseeing Hutch Rec’s existing special events as well as implementing new community events.

The Hutchinson Recreation Commission recently promoted and hired new staff as it continues to expand its quality-of-life services to the Hutchinson/ Reno County community. Randy Carter was

Johnson Music Center General Manager Frankie Shayne Pearman announced he’s leaving the post at the end of the month. Pearman has been manager of the family-owned instrument store on North

Main Street for five years. “I’m going into a marketing company that I’ve worked for in the past, but I’ll do a lot of international travel this time,” Pearman said. “In mid-March I’ll travel to Africa for a few weeks, and over the summer I’ll be in Malaysia and go back to India.” GARDEN CITY – St. Catherine Hospital nurse Deidra Smith has been honored with The Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nursing from the Daisy Foundation. The first Daisy Award recipient of 2016, Smith is a licensed practical nurse on 2 South at the hospisMith tal. She’s married to Kenny Smith and they have two children, Brevon and Alexis. She is currently a gestational surrogate for a lifelong friend, with the baby due in August. Smith graduated from Garden City Community College. Award nominations may come from a peer or patient, and selection is determined by the St. Catherine Nursing Advocacy and Diversity Council. The honoree is awarded a certificate and a sculpture called “A Healer’s Touch,” hand-carved by artists of the Shona tribe in Africa. Sunshine Meadows Retirement Community recognized employees for years of service at a Feb. 2 winter party at Anchor Inn. Honored this year were: 20 years: Terri Ediger, RN, Eric Beye, food service manager, and Linda Dettwiler, dietary; 15 years: Michelle Cross, CMA, Candi Sawatsky, administrative assistant; and 10 years: Jody Anderson, activities, and Laura Tracy, maintenance. Prairie Independent Living Resource Center (PILR) welcomed two new employees and saw recent changes on its board of directors: Alma Ramirez has become an information and referral specialist at the Dodge City office. She is a graduate of Arroyo Valley High School in San Bernardino, Calif. Karrlita Fortna has joined the ranks as an administrative assistant in the Hutchinson office. Her new position involves social media/Internet presence and assisting the executive director. The new board president

GARDEN CITY – Adult primary care in Finney County will see a new face with Dr. Robert Rosin seeing patients starting Feb. 1 in the Siena Medical Clinic of St. Catherine Hospital. All facets of internal medicine are covered by Rosin and his team of advanced-practice registered nurses, registered nurses and certified nursing assistants. Rosin is board-certified in internal medicine and brings over 25 years of experience to Siena Medical. He earned his doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Kansas School of MedicineWichita. An internal-medicine physician’s main responsibilities include preventative care and health maintenance, the diagnosis and care of acute and chronic medical conditions, management of adult patients with multiple, complex medical issues, and serving as a consultant to other disciplines. Rosin grew up in Oberlin and has lived in Scott City for the last 19 years. He began seeing patients at Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital in 2014 and will continue to see patients on-site in Ulysses while managing his clinic in Garden City. Rosin is married to Kami and they have four children: Melissa, Aaron, Dylan and Joshua. Siena Medical Clinic is a full-service specialty clinic that has served southwest Kansas for over 40 years. To make an appointment with Dr. Rosin, call (620) 275-3710. – From staff reports

Chapter 7, liquidation, business or personal; Chapter 11, business reorganization; Chapter 12, farmer reorganization; Chapter 13, personal reorganization. Dba: doing business as; aka: also known as.

These tips will help you prevent wedding blues BY THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

The cost of weddings, like everything else, continues going up and up. The average amount spent by couples in Kansas last year was between $18,740 and $31,233. (And that is not even factoring in honeymoon expenses.) By far the largest part of a wedding’s expense is venue rental and catering. Next comes jewelry, then photography, then wedding-planner costs. With so much to consider and so much money at stake, the Better Business Bureau has some tips for those starting to plan their weddings: Venues, catering It’s vital to know how much you are going to be able to spend. Having a figure in mind will help you rule out those venues that cost more than you’re comfortable paying. Consider: The total number of guests you will have there. Whether some guests will have mobility issues or other special needs. Does the venue require that you use a particular caterer, rental company or designer? Are they full-service, meaning do they provide such things as tables, chairs, linens and other catering? Does the venue have staff that will be on hand to help at the wedding? How often does the venue have weddings? For what do they charge extra fees? There may be “plate-splitting,” “cake-cutting” or “corkage” fees, for instance. Ask specifically whether their cost-per-person quote includes such fees. If the venue is a place of worship, ask what they require in the way of ceremonial procedures. Some may have religious specifications that you had not considered. Check complaints and reviews about the venue with the BBB. Read carefully about any

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unresolved complaints. See if they have a refund policy and get it in writing. Don’t overlook a “cold-feet clause” no matter how uncomfortable it makes you feel. Get everything in writing, including the dates, prices, services and products discussed. Get references and check them out. See what other couples’ experiences with the venue were like. Ask them if there were any surprises.

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Other issues Watch for these issues that can complicate your wedding day: Dress issues: Wrong sizes and colors of ordered gowns can be a problem when there is not enough time to make changes. Make sure the shop knows your schedule ahead of time. Check them out with the BBB. Transportation issues: Some limousine services have been known to have poor customer service and rigid cancellation policies. Ask about charges for needing vehicles longer than anticipated. Ask how they handle complaints. Get everything in writing and check the service out with the BBB. Photographers: Find out when and how pictures will be delivered. Get specifics about digital possibilities like DVDs, CDs, and how long you will have to make your choices. Ask for references and check the BBB for complaints. Musicians: Find out precisely who will be performing, their cost, and how long they will perform. Ask about the cost of a last-minute extension of performance time. Get everything in writing. There is much to be considered and much at stake in planning a wedding. Trying to anticipate problems in advance can save last-minute headaches on your wedding day. For questions or concerns about wedding planning, call the BBB at (800) 856-2417 or visit its website, bbbinc.org.

Two longtime McPherson physicians joining Hutch Clinic’s Mac location

Coker • From Page C1 The new system allows operators to drill out and remove the coke from a protected area a safe distance from the coker. Prior to startup, unit operators were also extensively trained and equipment was thoroughly checked and tested, the company stated. It takes 18 to 24 hours to process a drum of coke, so one drum will be filling while crews drill the other one out. With the improvements, the plant will not only be able to further refine petroleum, which produces more products, but it also allows it to run more crudeoil types, said Jim Loving, CHS senior vice president, refining, pipelines and terminals. “The new coker allows the refinery to process a larger variety of crude oils, thus delivering the best value to our owners and customers by purchasing the most cost-effective crude

is Carlota Ponds. With expertise that includes leadership and the Americans with Disabilities Act, she represents McPherson County and the biracial population. Cammie Rumback has been named board vice president. She represents Reno County, with expertise in mental health, women and families, and social media. The role of treasurer has been taken up by Betty Pinkston, representing Reno County and the faith-based community. Three new board members are Billy Thompson, Bonnie Loyd and David Herren. Thompson brings with him experience with fundraising, public speaking and collaboration. He represents Barton and Pratt counties. Loyd has transitioned to member status and represents Reno County, while Herren represents Pratt County.

Shandi M. Swaim, formerly dba Kids Come First Learning Center, assets: $4,179; liabilities: $104,960. Newton Theodore Alan Dawson, assets: $110,764; liabilities: $124,007.

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The new coker unit at the CHS refinery was under construction Sept. 1, 2015, in McPherson. It began operating Feb. 5, replacing one that has been in use since 1952. Coke is the carbon residue left behind after the crude is refined. oil available,” Loving stated in a release. “We’re also able to meet increased product demand while creating an even safer operating environment for our employees.” The CHS Refinery at Laurel, Mont., began operating a new coker unit in 2008. Officials expect upgrades at both refineries to bring combined production to 160,000 barrels a day in 2019. In recent years, CHS has invested $2 billion in refined fuels manufacturing and distribution upgrades and ownership.

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. The company operates petroleum refineries/ pipelines and manufactures, markets and distributes Cenex® brand refined fuels, lubricants, propane and renewable energy products. A Fortune 100 company, it also supplies crop nutrients, grain marketing services, animal feed, food and food ingredients, along with business solutions including insurance, financial and risk management services.

McPHERSON – Longtime McPherson doctors Brian and Tom Billings will soon be joining the Hutchinson Clinic, concentrating on care to the McPherson community. Both doctors have provided care to McPherson patients for decades through their clinic, Associates in Family Care. “We are fortunate to be able to bring two terrific doctors who are both wellknown and well-respected in the McPherson community to the Hutch Clinic team,” Hutchinson Clinic CEO Mike Heck stated in a news release. “Both (men) will allow us to offer family care and additional walk-in expertise to all of our patients in McPherson, improving access to care.” Both are graduates of Sterling College and the University of Kansas School of Medicine in

Wichita. Dr. Brian Billings did his residency at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He is certified with the American Board of Family Medicine and has been in practice in Great Bend and McPherson since 1997. Dr. Tom Billings did his residency at KC General Hospital and Medical Center in Kansas City. Practicing medicine since 1967, he is licensed with the American Board of Family Medicine. He renewed his Family Practice Boards last year for a 10year term. For now, both doctors will continue to practice from their office at 400 W. Fourth St. in McPherson, where the Hutch Clinic also offers a variety of specialty medical services, as well as walk-in care. Construction is underway on a new Hutch Clinic location at 601 N. Main St., next to the Genesis Health

Club Center. The new facility is expected to open in April, and at that time, both doctors will move to the new facility and begin their official association with Hutchinson Clinic. Until that time, the Billingses’ patients should continue to call them at (620) 241-5500. Patients will receive notification before the move. “I am excited for the opportunity to join the Hutchinson Clinic,” Brian Billings stated. “I know that the additional services that are going to become locally available will benefit the McPherson community, as well as the hospital.” The Hutchinson Clinic currently offers ear, nose and throat, dermatology, cardiology and oncology, as well as walk-in care at the Fourth Street location. Recently, Dr. Stefanie Kempke began accepting obstetrics-and-gynecology patients in McPherson.


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BUSINESS RENO COUNTY FOOD INSPECTIONS

Connie’s IDK Eatery, 1228 E. Fourth Ave. Routine, Feb. 10; number of priority violations: 0 Dillons Store #010, 725 E. Fourth Ave. Follow-up, Feb. 10; number of priority violations: 1 Plumbing installed; proper backflow devices: There was no dual check with intermediate vent on the Coca-Cola carbonator (repeated). A follow-up has been scheduled for April 25.

Ken’s Pizza, 901 E. 30th Ave. Follow-up, Feb. 9; number of priority violations: 0 Orscheln Farm & Home LLC #32, 1500 E. 11th Ave. Follow-up, Feb. 9; number of priority violations: 0 Village Inn, 2901 N. Main St. Follow-up, Feb. 9; number of priority violations: 0 King Wok, 1500 E. 11th Ave. Follow-up, Feb. 8, number of priority violations: 3

Proper hot holding temperatures: In the steam table, there were egg rolls at 130.7 degrees and 120.2 degrees. The employee said the egg rolls had been on the steam table for an hour (corrected on site – reheated to 187.6 degrees and 172.8 degrees. Repeated). Food and non-food contact surfaces cleanable, properly designed, constructed and used – P and Pf-items: In the walk-in-cooler, there were three non-food-grade Sterilite containers with

fully cooked ready-to-eat chicken in direct contact with the container (corrected on site – removed chicken from the containers to stainless-steel containers. Repeated). Insects, rodents and animals not present: There were approximately five fresh rodent excreta on the floors throughout the northeast storage area. There were about 10 fresh rodent excreta on the floors on the northeast wall on the west end of the freezer. (Note:

BUSINESS AND AGRICULTURE BRIEFS Event eyes ag resources for startups, expansions DODGE CITY – The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will host an Agribusiness Development Workshop on March 3 at the High Plains Journal, 1500 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd., in Dodge City. This event, from 1 to 5 p.m., will provide Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses with resources, current business development and organizational contacts to assist with startups or expansions. A U.S. Department of Agriculture grant will help fund the workshop. “Agriculture, food and food processing accounts for 11,345 jobs, or 50 percent, of the workforce in Ford County,” said Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey. “With more information and education, Kansas’ small and rural agribusinesses will be better prepared to serve as economic engines for rural Kansas, and we encourage farmers, ranchers and agribusinesses in the region to attend this session.” Featured speakers at the event include Dodge City/ Ford County Development Corp., the Dodge City Area Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Department of Commerce, Network Kansas, KDA, Small Business Development Center, USDA, Culinary Incubator at Elk Plaza, Red Tractor and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism. The KDA will hold another agribusiness development workshop on March 24 in Marion. To RSVP, email your name and workshop location to events@kda.ks.gov.

Sweepstakes spotlights farmer veterans’ stories MOUNDRIDGE – Continuing its commitment to veterans’ causes and support for our nation’s heroes, The Grasshopper Company, manufacturer of commercial-grade zero-turn riding mowers, announced its “Fighter to Farmer” sweepstakes, in partnership with Meredith Agrimedia, publisher of Successful Farming magazine. The sweepstakes will acknowledge and thank farmer veterans for their service by highlighting stories of those who have served their country on the battlefields abroad and returned to work in the fields at home. “Grasshopper has long recognized combat heroes and veterans through our partnership with Military Warriors Support Foundation, and now we are excited to partner with Meredith Agrimedia and Successful Farming to find these farmer warriors, share their stories and honor them for their service,” said Trent Guyer, marketing coordinator at Grasshopper. Three farmer veteran stories will be published in a feature article in the November 2016 issue of Successful Farming. All three veterans will receive a “thank you” from Grasshopper for their service, which includes a $5,000 cash prize plus a three-day, all-inclusive trip for two people to Nashville, Tennessee. The three veterans will also be featured on

the Successful Farming website, Agriculture.com, and readers will be able to vote for their favorite farmer veteran. The one with the most votes will receive $10,000 toward a new Grasshopper mower, in addition to the cash prize and the trip. Those wishing to enter themselves or a fighterturned-farmer they know can do so by completing an entry form available at Agriculture.com/fightertofarmer.

KDA develops a guide on incubator kitchens MANHATTAN – In an effort to provide support to small food-business startups, the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) has developed an Incubator Kitchen Resource Guide to provide crucial information about incubator resources throughout Kansas. Incubator kitchens are food facilities that can be rented for short periods of time to allow individuals starting a food business to access commercial kitchen equipment in a cost-effective manner. In recent years, nine incubator kitchens have been established across Kansas. As KDA works to provide support and assistance to help promote success for Kansas businesses, the Incubator Kitchen Resource Guide helps make this information more accessible. Users can find the Incubator Kitchen Resource Guide by visiting the KDA website. “The overhead costs of using an incubator kitchen can be much lower than renovating, building or renting facilities,” said Kerry Wefald, KDA marketing director. “Many incubator kitchens have commercial equipment that might be cost-prohibitive for a small startup.” Each business operating in an incubator kitchen, if required to be licensed, must be individually licensed to use the kitchen. A license is required if a processor is making a product that requires temperature control for safety or is distributing the product to

grocery stores, restaurants or other wholesale distribution. The Incubator Kitchen Resource Guide provides information on the following kitchens: 305 LLC, Topeka; Aunt Faye’s Community Kitchen, Morland; Culinary Commons Incubator Kitchen, Lawrence; Food Innovation Accelerator at K-State Olathe, Olathe; Glacial Hills Food Center, Horton; Harper County Education Center, Harper; Kitchen 4 Hire, Salina; Reverie Coffee Roasters, Wichita; and The Culinary Incubator at Elk Plaza, Hanston. For more details on the Incubator Kitchen Resource Guide, visit http://agriculture.ks.gov/ divisions-programs/ food-safety-lodging/incubator-kitchen-resource-guide.

Conference to look at farm-to-school efforts LYONS, Neb. – More than 200 farmers, ranchers, school food-service personnel and community members working to improve students’ health and economic opportunities for farmers and ranchers will gather in Nebraska City for the first ever Midwest Farm to School Conference on March 2. This full-day event at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center in Nebraska City will bring together those interested in building farm-to-school initiatives in Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and surrounding states. The conference will highlight methods of increasing students’ knowledge about local and healthy foods, increase the amount of local foods served to students in schools, and build knowledge for hands-on farm-to-school practices, like school gardens. The opening keynote speaker is Chef Robert Rusan, a 2015 School Nutrition Foundation Hero. Rusan, based at Maplewood Richmond Heights School District in Missouri, comes from a three-generation catering service that started with his grandmother and was passed down to his mother

and aunt, before eventually being passed on to him. “My grandmother was actually a lunch lady,” he said. Rusan started a program, “Teen Kitchen,” where he teaches students all the facets of cooking, cleaning, gardening and harvesting. He teaches them not only to prepare food, but to prepare healthy meals. He wants to teach students where their food comes from, and he does that daily: Each school in the district has a school garden, and Robert has a chicken coop where students engage in active learning. At the middle school is a beehive from which the students collect honey, which Robert uses as a sugar substitute for foods served to the students. Throughout the day, conference-goers will be able to attend a variety of sessions for food-service professionals, farmers, school staff and others interested in building farm-to-school in their communities. Sessions will address procurement tips, scaling up farm products, school gardens, and bridging the farmer and school communication gap. For more information, a full agenda and to register, visit: www.cfra.org/midwest-farm-school or contact Sarah Smith at sarahs@ cfra.org or 402-783-1183. Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) will be available for those interested. – From staff reports

there were 25 glue traps and five live traps throughout the kitchen area. The pest control company was in the facility on Feb. 6. Repeated). A follow-up has been scheduled for April 23. Qdoba, 1518 E. 17th Ave. Complaint, Feb. 8; number of priority violations: 1

Food-contact surfaces: cleaned and sanitized: On the wall next to the Vulcan Hot Holding Cabinet, there was a food thermometer (stored as clean) with dried food debris on the food contact surfaces on the probe (corrected on site – cleaned and sanitized). – From staff reports


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IF YOU GO Yoder Auto Center Address: 3412 E. Red Rock Road, Yoder Hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Phone: (620) 4653333. against operations in bigger cities. Located in a small community, most of his customer base is drawn from about a 20-mile radius, Headings said, though he also attracts commuters headed from

Wichita to Hutchinson – or vice versa – to work. “We go all the way down to the Mount Hope, Andale area, and up to Partridge and in the Arlington area,” he said. He also has contracts with several entities at the Hutchinson Air Base Industrial Tract. He employs two secretaries – including his daughter Crystal Headings, who is office manager – one fulltime mechanic and two other part-timers. However, Headings makes a point to try to greet and take care of his customers as much as possible. The business offers

available on Android devices, the world’s most popular mobile system. Facebook didn’t set a timetable for making similar changes to its Messenger app for Apple Inc.’s iPhone and iPad. The new feature will accommodate multiple accounts without allowing people sharing the more

versatile app to get into each other’s queue of messages. Facebook added the ability to switch accounts within the Messenger app after getting requests from people who share their smartphones and tablets with family and friends. More than 800 million people currently use Messenger.

KH Remodeling, 24 Halsey Drive, interior remodel, $2,500 Ocon Construction, 1008 W. First Ave., siding and enclose front porch, $12,000 Interfaith Housing Services and DH Home Improvement, 1111 E. Ave. B, interior, exterior, mechanical and plumbing, $27,500 DH Home Improvement, 318 E. Ave. A, interior, exterior, roof and electrical, $27,500

DH Home Improvement, 1217 E. Ave. A, interior, exterior, electrical, plumbing and roof, $27,500 Clifford and Jan Wray, 111 Robert St., bath remodel, $1,603 Daniel A. and Lynn Ledeboer, 1100 W. 30th Ave., sheetrock basement and finish bath, $15,000 Harley L. and Amy Schlabach, 221 W. 11th Ave., front porch repairs and enclose windows, $1,000

free pick-up and drop-off services, and keeps a number of loaner cars on hand. “People like to talk with the owner personally,” he said. “It’s a one-on-one relationship. Also, this business is family-owned and operated. I have six children, and they are here all the time during the summer. It’s all about the small-town atmosphere and keeping it family-friendly.” The business contributes to United Way of Reno County, Yoder Merchants, the Hutchinson Visitors Guide, and to a Yoder Charter School Scholarship.

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Senate bill would block mandatory labeling of GMOs BY MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

WASHINGTON – A Senate committee is moving forward on legislation that would prevent states from requiring labels on genetically modified foods. Vermont is set to require such labels this summer. Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts of Kansas released draft legislation late Friday that would block that law and create new voluntary labels for companies that want to use them on food packages that contain genetically modified

ingredients. The Senate panel is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday. The bill is similar to legislation the House passed last year. The food industry has argued that GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, are safe and a patchwork RobeRts of state laws isn’t practical. Labeling advocates have been fighting state-by-state to enact the labeling, with the eventual

goal of a national standard. Senators have said they want to find a compromise on the labeling issue before Vermont’s law kicks in. But negotiations broke down between the food industry and labeling advocates. Roberts said in a statement after releasing the draft that “negotiations will continue in an effort to reach committee agreement.” But he said the committee needs to act quickly. The Vermont law kicks in July 1. “We are out of time,” Roberts said. “The time to act is now.”

The committee’s top Democrat, Michigan Sen. Debbie Stabenow, said she would continue to work with Roberts on the bill. Food industry groups swiftly praised the draft. “Congress must pass a national food labeling solution that offers farmers, families and food producers the certainty and access to the affordable and sustainable food supply they deserve,” said Pamela Bailey, head of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. Scott Faber, head of the national Just Label It Campaign, called it

Feds: Witnesses fear ex-pharma CEO Shkreli BY MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press

NEW YORK – Several witnesses in a securities fraud case against pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli are concerned he will retaliate if they testify against him, U.S. prosecutors say in a court filing. Federal prosecutors in New York are asking a judge delay a civil lawsuit that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission brought against Shkreli until after his criminal case plays out. They fear that if Shkreli is allowed to take depositions in the civil case, he will have access to information that isn’t normally disclosed until the late stages of a criminal case. “Here, there is evidence that defendant Shkreli has taken steps to intimidate or threaten individuals in the past,” prosecutors wrote in filings Thursday. Several of the witnesses told prosecutors they were worried Shkreli would retaliate against them if they testified because they “have been threatened” by Shkreli over past disputes, prosecutors said. One of the witnesses, who wasn’t identified in court papers, also told prosecutors that Shkreli reached out to them after he learned he was under investigation and “suggested that the witness agree to a false version of certain events,” authorities

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Martin Shkreli leaves court in New York on Feb. 3. In December he was charged with securities fraud and conspiracy related to Retrophin, a pharmaceutical company he previously ran. said. Shkreli’s attorney, Benjamin Brafman, said the allegations against his client are “preposterous.” “While his ‘keen intellect’ can at times be intimidating to mere mortals, nothing else about Martin Shkreli is intimidating at all,” he said. Shkreli, 32, gained notoriety last year after a

drug company he founded, Turing Pharmaceuticals, spent $55 million for the U.S. rights to sell a life-saving medicine called Daraprim and promptly raised the price from $13.50 to $750 per pill. The former hedge fund manager was arrested in December after prosecutors said he lost investors’ money through bad trades

Puerto Rico cracks down on theft, tax cheats BY DANICA COTO Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Like many small business owners in this struggling U.S. territory, Luis Escribano was having a hard time paying the power bills. So, for at least five years, he did what many others have done: tampered with the electricity meter at his small cafe, illegally cutting his bill by tens of thousands of dollars. Then the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, which is struggling to pay its own bills, decided to make an example of him. He was charged with theft and threatened with jail time if he didn’t pay $40,000 in back bills and fines. The company not only persuaded the court to make restitution a condition of probation for the first time, but also alerted local media that Escribano was due in court last month to publicly shame him. “They have declared total war,” said Michael Corona, a lawyer who represents Escribano. While his case is extreme, it reflects a new approach by Puerto Rican public agencies that are desperate for money and no longer able to put up with theft and cheating that went unpunished in the past. The Puerto Rico government is teetering on the brink of financial collapse, burdened by $72 billion in public debt. Public agencies account for nearly 40 percent of that debt, including the power company, which recently reached a deal to restructure a portion of its $9 billion debt. The highway and transportation authority carries more than $7 billion of that debt while the water and sewer company have more than $5 billion. Amid the crisis, the Treasury Department is going after delinquent taxpayers like never before, even closing a business owned by the head of the Chamber of Commerce for

“That’s proof that this island has touched bottom, when suddenly a tax collector is a hero.” Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza non-payment of sales tax and temporarily shutting down Jose Enrique, a restaurant that had become a renowned culinary destination. The island’s water utility has prevailed on the Justice Department to file criminal charges against people who have not paid their bills or have stolen service, a step only taken in drastic cases in the past. And a government agency that issues permits recently trumpeted the fact that it imposed a $34,000 fine against a company operating an electronic billboard without its permission. Such actions have surprised many on the island, where the government had often taken a laissez-faire approach to enforcement, among the qualities that made Puerto Rico more like a Latin American country and less like a U.S. state. “Everything used to be negotiable,” said Treasury Secretary Juan Zaragoza, who is leading an effort to collect overdue tax revenue. That lax attitude thrived as Puerto Rico went through a period of relative prosperity thanks to a U.S. tax system that fostered the development of manufacturing on the island, mostly pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. But the incentives were phased out by 2006, and the economy began to slump. Unemployment rose higher than that of any U.S. state. Governor after governor borrowed money to help cover the growing deficit, tripling Puerto Rico’s debt in just 15 years. The new crackdown on

unpaid bills is praised by many who say they follow the law. “It’s about time,” said Hiram Colon, a 47-year-old event organizer. “They should have taken these measures a long time ago because we wouldn’t be in the crisis we find ourselves now.” But other Puerto Ricans believe the government is unfairly targeting the working class while making few improvements in how it operates. “Now they’re giving us bad service coupled with the threat of jail,” said Corona, who said that Escribano himself had declined to be interviewed. “I don’t know where this is going to end.” Delinquent power bills have been piling up for years and are one of the reasons cited by the electrical utility for its financial woes. It recently announced that it will cut subsidized power at public housing units starting next month because of $31 million in outstanding bills. Many impoverished Puerto Ricans say the crackdown is making life even more miserable for them. “It’s not right that they are targeting Puerto Rico’s working class,” Wilma Rivera, a 46-year-old mother of three, said as she watched power company workers inspect her meter for evidence of tampering. “We’re the ones paying for everyone else’s mess.” Despite the grumbling, the government has pledged to pursue those who have long gotten away with breaking the law. Zaragoza, the treasury secretary, says a lot of other people are fed up with widespread cheating. He says he’s even had people praise him while he walks down the streets of the capital. “That’s proof that this island has touched bottom, when suddenly a tax collector is a hero,” he said.

and then looted Retrophin, another pharmaceutical company where he was CEO, for $11 million to pay back his disgruntled clients. Shkreli has pleaded not guilty to securities fraud and conspiracy charges.

“outrageous” and said Roberts is proposing to deny American consumers the right to know what is in their food. Genetically modified seeds are engineered in laboratories to have certain traits, like resistance to herbicides. The majority of the country’s corn and soybean crop is now genetically modified, with much of that going to animal feed. Corn and soybeans are also made into popular processed food ingredients like high-fructose corn syrup, corn starch and soybean oil. The food industry says

about 75 percent to 80 percent of foods contain genetically modified ingredients. While the FDA says they are safe and there is little scientific concern about the safety of those GMOs on the market, advocates for labeling say not enough is known about their risks. So far, Vermont is the only state set to require labeling. Maine and Connecticut have passed similar laws, but those measures don’t take effect unless neighboring states follow suit. Several other states could consider labeling bills this year.


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Safety advocate asks Jeep fire investigation to be reopened BY TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer

DETROIT – An auto safety advocate is calling on the government to reopen an investigation of rear-crash fires in older Jeep SUVs after finding at least 11 more deaths since the vehicles were recalled. The deaths show that the recall repair – installing a trailer hitch to protect gas tanks in low-speed crashes – hasn’t been effective, said Clarence Ditlow, head of the nonprofit Center for Auto Safety.

He is calling on the government to investigate, saying the Jeeps are unsafe and a remedy should be developed that saves lives. “As far as Fiat Chrysler is concerned, Jeeps can continue to crash and burn until they are all off the road,” Ditlow wrote in a letter to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx dated Thursday. It’s been almost three years since Fiat Chrysler, which makes Jeeps, began recalling 1.56 million SUVs with plastic gas tanks that are mounted behind the rear

axle and can rupture in a crash, spilling gasoline. Ditlow said he found a total of 19 fire deaths in older Jeeps in a fatal accident database maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Eleven were in Jeeps that had been recalled, with eight more in SUVs not included in the recall, he said. The deaths since the June 2013 recall bring the number of people killed in fiery crashes involving the Jeeps to as many as 86. Before the recall, NHTSA counted 75 deaths. The recalled vehicles

include 1993-1998 Grand Cherokees and 2002 to 2007 Libertys. NHTSA spokesman Gordon Trowbridge said Friday that he had just seen the letter and couldn’t comment. The agency has fined Fiat Chrysler a total of $175 million in the past two years for moving too slowly on recalls or failing to report safety defects and deaths. Fiat Chrysler maintains that the Jeeps are just as safe as comparable vehicles from the same era when weighted by years of vehicle operation. Of the 100 car and

What’s driving the fight between US and Apple? Q The messaging war is starting even before anyone steps into a courtroom.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark – Sweden’s Volvo Cars says it is recalling 59,000 cars in 40 markets because of faulty software that can briefly shut down the engine and electric system while driving. Group spokesman Stefan Elfstrom says the recall affects only five-cylinder diesel models from its 60 and 70 series built from mid-2015. Elfstrom told The Associated Press Saturday that the glitch can be “unpleasant” but the company

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In this Sept. 9, 2014, photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino, Calif. Faced with a federal judge’s order to help investigators break into an iPhone allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters, Apple may well argue that the request would place an unreasonable burden on the company. In fact, doing what the government asks is not likely to be a tough technical feat for Apple. But doing so might have dramatic consequences on the data security of the millions of iPhone users around the world. the company from the suggestion that it was protecting the privacy of a terrorist. “The FBI asked us for help in the days following the attack, and we have worked hard to support the government’s efforts to solve this horrible crime,” Cook said. “We have no sympathy for terrorists.” Cook also said the FBI’s latest demand went beyond previous requests for help: “The U.S. government has asked us for something we simply do not have, and something we consider too dangerous to create,” Cook said. “They have asked us to build a backdoor to the iPhone.” Cook introduced that radioactive word – “backdoor” – into the current debate, and the White House quickly rejected it. The pejorative term, describing a behind-the-scenes method hackers use to gain unauthorized access, has for years colored the discussion of how the government can obtain protected information or eavesdrop on encrypted communications from criminals or terrorists. The government is stressing that it wants help to unlock only the work-issued iPhone used by Syed Farook, who along with his wife killed 14 people in December. The FBI is “simply asking for something that would have an impact on this one device,” said White House spokesman Josh Earnest.

But Apple says helping the U.S. bypass its encryption locks on Farook’s iPhone would threaten the privacy of all its customers. “While the government may argue that its use would be limited to this case, there is no way to guarantee such control,” Cook said, adding: “Ultimately, we fear that this demand would undermine the very freedoms and liberty our government is meant to protect.” On Wednesday, the Justice Department took the unusual step of responding to Cook’s statement. “It is unfortunate that Apple continues to refuse to assist the department in obtaining access to the phone of one of the terrorists involved in a major terror attack on U.S. soil,” spokeswoman Emily Pierce said. The back-and-forth marks an escalation of a dispute that, at least in public, has played out in mostly polite terms. FBI Director James Comey has been slow to criticize U.S. technology executives, describing them as “good people” who share the bureau’s commitment to public safety. In recent months, he foreshadowed a different approach by suggesting companies have the technical capability to help the FBI – but don’t have a business interest. “Lots of good people have designed their systems and their devices so that judges’ orders cannot be

complied with for reasons that I understand,” Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee one week after the California shootings. “I’m not questioning their motivations. The question we have to ask is, should they change their business model?”

can’t be reached, or their vehicles have been scrapped, according to a report filed with the government by Fiat Chrysler. The company has made 15.3 million attempts to reach owners by mail, telephone calls or email, spokesman Eric Mayne said. Fiat Chrysler has agreed to offer $1,000 above market value trade-in prices on a new vehicle to owners of 1993 to 1998 Grand Cherokees. Owners of both the recalled Liberty and Grand Cherokee SUVs would get $100 gift cards to have their vehicles repaired.

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BY TAMI ABDOLLAH AND ERIC TUCKER WASHINGTON – Battling in intense public broadsides, Apple Inc. and the government are making their cases before anyone steps into a courtroom over a judge’s order forcing Apple to help the FBI hack into an iPhone in a sensational terrorism case. Both sides are framing their statements in ways that foreshadow the high-profile legal arguments that pit digital privacy rights against national security interests – and could affect millions of cellphone users. Apple has until next Tuesday to protest in court the decision by U.S. Magistrate Judge Sheri Pym in California. But the public relations campaigns – pitting one of the world’s leading technology companies against the muscle of the U.S. government – are already underway. Is Apple adequately cooperating with federal agents investigating the deadly terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California? Is this simply a dispute to recover information from an iPhone 5C used by the gunman, or more broadly a fight affecting the privacy rights of innocent citizens who use Apple’s flagship product? Is this about profits or patriotism? It depends on who you ask, and key players include powerful institutions of government, politics and industry. The Justice Department fired its first salvos in court papers asking the judge to order Apple to create sophisticated software that the FBI could load onto the phone to bypass a self-destruct feature that erases all data after 10 consecutive, unsuccessful attempts to guess the unlocking passcode. Pointedly, prosecutors said Apple could help the FBI “but has declined to provide that assistance voluntarily,” and they said Apple could perform the task easily. That point is crucial because the government can’t compel a company’s help in some cases if doing so would be unreasonably burdensome, even though the U.S. would almost certainly pay Apple for the work. Apple CEO Tim Cook disputed the claims in his first public statement, distancing

SUV models from that era with the highest rear-crash fire death rates, the Liberty was lower than 24 models and the Grand Cherokee was lower than 60, according to FCA’s analysis of NHTSA data through 2010. The company, after sparring with NHTSA over the pace of recall repairs, agreed last July to make trade-in offers to the Jeep owners or pay them to have the hitches installed. Still, only 35 percent of the recalled Jeeps had been repaired by the end of 2015. Another 545,000 owners

has no information about any accidents caused as a result. Both the engine and electric system start up again immediately. He said the cars have been sold in chiefly Sweden, Britain and Germany. Owners will be asked by letter to contact their local dealership for a no-charge fix. Chinese company Geely Holding bought the Volvo brand in 2010.


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3.91% (wkly)

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BLEND

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-8.9 -15.2 3.7 4.8

BALANCED

Interm-Term Bond (CI) Interm. Government (GI) High Yield Muni (HM) High Yield Bond (HY) Muni National Interm (MI) Muni National Long (ML) Muni Short (MS)

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Russell 2000

VALUE

PERCENT RETURN 1YR 3YR* 5YR*

YTD

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Textron

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3.47% (wkly)

MutualFundCategories

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2.84% (wkly)

t 4-wk. -1.89% t YTD -10.04%

Stocks of Local Interest FRI WK LAST CHG CHG

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LARGE-CAP

s 4-wk. 1.85% t YTD -5.93%

NAME

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S&P 500

MID-CAP

2.62% (wkly)

Nasdaq

SMALL-CAP

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Dow industrials

Money&Markets

+.20 +.16 -1.36 +.04 -.42 +.22 -.01 -.25 -1.68 -1.25 -.05 -.03 -.11 -.07 -1.77 -.15 +.32 -.02 -.05 -.70 -.59 +.12 +.07 +.16 +.24 +.08

Sunday, February 21, 2016 C7

BUSINESS

-12.8 -17.6 3.9 4.8

PERCENT RETURN 1YR 3YR*

YTD

Target-Date 2011-2015 (TD) -2.83 Target-Date 2016-2020 (TE) -3.28 Target-Date 2021-2025 (TG) -4.38

-5.67 -6.56 -7.74

5YR*

2.45 2.59 3.40

3.68 3.92 4.47

*– Annualized

InterestRates Money market mutual funds

PRIME FED RATE FUNDS Taxable—national avg FRIDAY 3.50 .38 6 MOS AGO 3.25 .13 1 YR AGO 3.25 .13

U.S. BOND INDEXES Broad market Lehman Triple-A corporate Moody’s Corp. Inv. Grade Lehman Municipal Bond Buyer U.S. high yield Lehman Treasury Lehman

U.S. BOND INDEXES 3-month T-Bill 6-month T-Bill 52-week T-Bill 2-year T-Note 5-year T-Note 10-year T-Note 30-year T-Bond

MIN YIELD INVEST

PHONE

Vanguard Prime MMF/Investor

0.04 0.39

$ 3,000 min (800) 662-7447

Tax-exempt—national avg BlackRock Liquidity:MuniFund PrCl

0.01 0.02

$ 1 min (800) 821-7432

FRIDAY YIELD 2.27 4.01 3.63 4.05 9.54 1.28

FRIDAY YIELD 0.29 0.44 0.51 0.75 1.23 1.75 2.61

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0.03 0.18 0.48 1.12 1.66 2.46

Money fund data provided by iMoneyNet Inc.

Dow30Stocks FRIDAY $CHG PCT CHANGE TICKER CLOSE 1WK 1WK 1MO 1YR 1. McDonalds Corp MCD 116.53 2. Nike Inc B NKE 59.31 3. Microsoft Corp MSFT 51.82 4. Gen Electric GE 29.02 5. Home Depot HD 121.69 6. Unitedhealth Group UNH 117.68 7. Verizon Comm VZ 50.86 8. CocaCola Co KO 43.77 9. Johnson & Johnson JNJ 104.16 10. Visa Inc V 71.53 11. Travelers Cos TRV 108.09 12. JPMorgan Chase & Co JPM 57.82 13. Procter & Gamble PG 81.79 14. 3M Company MMM 156.45 15. Exxon Mobil Corp XOM 82.50 16. Disney DIS 95.01 17. Cisco Syst CSCO 26.55 Dow Jones industrial average 16391.99 18. Pizer Inc PFE 29.49 19. Intel Corp INTC 28.71 20. Merck & Co MRK 50.12 21. DuPont DD 59.97 22. IBM IBM 133.08 23. Chevron Corp CVX 86.50 24. Caterpillar Inc CAT 65.42 25. Boeing Co BA 115.16 26. Goldman Sachs Grp GS 146.91 27. WalMart Strs WMT 64.66 28. Apple Inc AAPL 96.04 29. Utd Technologies UTX 88.23 30. Amer Express AXP 54.71

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Commodities EXP.

SEASON HIGH LOW

WEEK HIGH LOW

CATTLE (CME) 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Feb 16 437.00 121.97 135.95 133.25 Apr 16 422.75 123.05 134.87 132.32 Jun 16 328.25 115.47 124.00 119.07 Est.sales 181,039. Fri’s sales 291,133 Fri’s open int. 272,531, -29 FEEDER CATTLE (CME) 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Mar 16 795.25 141.70 158.00 154.67 Apr 16 800.00 142.55 157.10 148.80 May 16 797.50 142.65 155.55 148.25 Est.sales 36,629. Fri’s sales 71,138 Fri’s open int. 39,198, -138 HOGS-Lean (CME) 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Apr 16 668.75 59.22 72.22 68.35 May 16 724.25 66.30 76.15 74.80 Jun 16 758.75 70.25 80.95 78.57 Est.sales 124,547. Fri’s sales 181,279 Fri’s open int. 194,565, -2,292

SETTLE

WEEK CHG

135.37 133.95 123.15

+5.42 +4.83 +3.53

155.87 154.62 152.95

+5.85 +5.12 +4.13

68.90 75.25 79.15

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Adults in Great Bend school incident failed to take charge W

hen teenagers misbehave, adults need to step in and offer some tough love. The past couple of weeks in Great Bend saw people waiting for the grown-ups to do just that. But it didn’t happen, leaving questions, turmoil and three girls handcuffed in a police car – all because the adults in charge didn’t step in the way they should have. It all started Feb. 6 on a USD 428 bus bringing the Great Bend High School boys swim team back to town after a meet. Reports surfaced that a freshman was attacked by older teammates during the bus ride. Some of the descriptions fit the legal definition of sexual assault. The Ellsworth County Sheriff ’s Department is investigating, because that’s where the bus was traveling when the abuse reportedly transpired. The mother of the student who said he was assaulted said there were four offenders, but only two were suspended. On Monday, students marched to the district office in Great Bend calling for action. Superintendent Brad Reed, the grownup in charge, showed little leadership. He mostly criticized the people making the reports and tried to say everything was fine and handled properly. The crowd of people protesting outside begged to differ with him. After giving a brief statement and refusing to answer questions from the public, Reed then began ordering students to disperse, resulting in the handcuffing and arrests of the three girls. Anyone who has raised their own teenagers knows there are several factors to

take into consideration when they misbehave. First, they lie. They’ll say anything to keep from getting in trouble. They blame others. It’s never their fault. Teenagers need tough love. They need to be shown that abuse of others isn’t tolerated and that sometimes even being a part of a group is enough to get in trouble. Problems could have been avoided with swift action. If one of the four accused offenders was suspended, they all should have been. All four at least should have been suspended from the swim team, preventing them from going to this weekend’s state swimming championships and banning them from further school activities pending the results of the criminal investigation. That would have sent a message that bullying behavior will not be tolerated. It also would have kept a volatile situation from getting out of hand. There probably wouldn’t even have been a protest the following Monday. If this had involved a teacher, would the situation have been handled differently? Usually it involves being suspended from work while the investigation continues. Teachers lose their jobs. Students should lose at least their extracurricular privileges. How can students, who may be victimized by bullies on a daily basis, trust administrators to protect them? The bullies hopefully have learned their lesson and cease this kind of behavior. But when surrounded by adults willing to accept their actions, that’s not a given. Here’s hoping next time the grownups will show up and take charge.

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ny good multiple-group effort that stands the test of time has many positive traits, including the players getting along and communicating. That was shown this week when a 25-year extension was signed of the contract to conduct the National Junior College Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament in Hutchinson. It was the culmination of a flurry of activity that took place over the last few years when conversation turned to the possibility of the NJCAA moving the national tourney elsewhere because the deterioration, and lack, of modern amenities and handicap-accessibility at the current Sports Arena facilities. Although there was shock at the possibility of losing the tournament that’s been a centerpiece of the Hutchinson community for 67 years, it served as a wake-up call – and a needed one at that. The Sports Arena, opened in 1952, is, indeed, dated. It doesn’t have the meeting rooms, up-to-date locker rooms and other such items that modern arenas have. It started the conversation between the NJCAA, city officials, sponsors of the tournament and others. It prompted the formation of a committee to look into the Sports Arena and what could be done to fix it and keep the

tournament. That evolved into a plan for a $29.5-million face-lift to the current facility, along with an addition to include three practice gyms. Infrastructure will be upgraded, and air conditioning finally will be added, which will make the facility usable year-round. But the conversation went further. The Hutchinson City Council put the upgrade costs, to be paid through a 0.35-percent sales tax increase, before voters. They, in turn, gave a resounding “yes,” passing the sales tax increase by a wide margin. The tournament is important for many reasons. It’s a long-standing tradition that has brought untold numbers of people and millions of dollars to Hutchinson. Voters recognized that and strongly invited the NJCAA throngs back, where they can help pay for the renovations. The NJCAA in-turn did its part by committing to 25 more years in Hutchinson, based on the response for the Sports Arena upgrade. Mary Ellen Leicht, executive director of the NJCAA, says Hutchinson holds a special place in the association’s heart and that it is “excited to continue returning to Hutchinson every March.” Obviously, Hutchinson is looking forward to that return, too.

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Impact of childhood trauma hard to fathom I had been thinking too much to begin with about those events of childhood that shape us into the adults we eventually become. The story out of Newton this week about parents who reportedly severely abused their three adoptive children from Peru didn’t help much. As we discussed the story in the newsroom, one particular detail jarred me: The officers found it peculiar when one child excessively praised the quality of a Wendy’s hamburger. They later discovered the children had been forced to compliment their mother, repeatedly and sincerely, on her meals or risk punishment for their “sins.” The malnourished and abused kids would get even less food if they didn’t seem grateful enough. I found myself imagining what life will look like for these children and how they will grow with this type of abuse at the center upon which all else is built. The thought of it made me sad. We are all shaped in one way or another by the magnified events of our childhoods, a time when the pathways in our brains are being forged and our thought processes established. For the lucky among us, these aren’t necessarily traumatic or grand events. Maybe a momentary embarrassment that produced a fear of public speaking. Or a brain freeze that cost the grade school spelling bee, which leaves us with some lingering anxiousness about our abilities or the idea that first place will always be just out of reach. Perhaps some small victory,

recognition from a teacher or kindness from a parent, friend or even a stranger at just the right moment left us with a feeling of worthiness and importance. As adults, most of us find balance between the magnified positive and negative experiences of our childhoods. We adopt the idea that our lives are our own. We might not be able to control past or future events, or how other people treat us, but we can control our reactions and our decisions. If we can’t find that ourselves, there’s an endless list of books to help us. Or therapy. Children live in the world that is created for them, and they lack the experience or knowledge to know if that world is right; until they are shown otherwise, it’s the only world that exists. A world that tells a child he is a chronic failure or disappointment produces an adult who believes he or she can’t do anything right. Conversely, a world that shows a child she is a shining light often yields an adult who sees abundant possibility and promise – and who believes it is there for her. Physical, emotional or sexual abuse of a child is like the work of a potter’s hands, and time is the kiln that forever sets the shape. A world that relentlessly and repeatedly hurts a child produces an adult who has built a moat around his heart

Caucus procedures show priorities of parties Kansas may not be a battleground state in the general election for president, but this year’s hypercompetitive party nominations are a different matter indeed. It is highly unlikely that any candidate will have either party’s nomination sewn up before the Kansans caucus on Saturday, March 5, so Kansas is very much in play during this year’s nomination free-for-all. Kansas joins early-voting Iowa this year in having remarkably different caucusing procedures for each party. The Republicans’ basic message seems to be: Let us make it easy and convenient for you to caucus but only if you are already a registered Republican. The Democrats, by contrast, have a much more open set of requirements for participants, who are invited to register to vote and/or change their party affiliation right there at the caucus. At the same time, the Democrats approach caucusing in the more traditional way. Their horse-trading process may showcase democracy in action, but that means Democratic caucus-goers should prepare to stay for about two hours that afternoon. The Republicans’ rules have turned their caucus experience into something resembling the party primaries in New Hampshire and most other states. Voters arrive, mark a secret, paper ballot, and leave. They even have an “uncommitted” option on the ballot for undecided voters.

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Michael Smith Not only that, but the GOP invites voters to vote in any county caucus they choose. Those away from home, but still in Kansas, can simply caucus at the nearest location instead of returning home. There is also a provisional ballot for those not appearing on the voter rolls. Yet the Republicans’ easy in-easy out “virtual primary” does have a catch: Voters must have been registered to vote in Kansas as Republicans by Feb. 4 or they may not participate. After the caucus, Republican leaders assign delegates based on the results, using a proportional-representation formula. Those who wish to be convention delegates may self-nominate on the party’s website and party leaders will make the final call on who goes to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer. Kansas Democrats use the more traditional caucus approach, grouping the caucus-goers according to which candidate they are supporting – with uncommitted being an option – then eliminating any candidates under the 15-percent threshold. Next, those orphaned participants may regroup with one of the remaining candidates’ supporters. After this,

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each attendee’s name is recorded along with which candidate they are supporting. Finally, delegates are selected by the caucus-goers themselves. Those chosen attend conventions in their congressional districts, some advance to a state convention, and finalists go to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this summer. Democrats also allocate delegates using a proportional-representation formula. These different procedures reflect the underlying characters of the two parties. Republicans are more organized, more orderly and faster, but they reserve more power for party leaders and are less available to new voters. Democrats are more welcoming, participatory and democratic, but their caucuses are also more time-consuming. At any rate, no matter which party one chooses, March 5 represents a rare opportunity for Kansans to carry significant weight in a wide-open presidential contest. More information including polling locations for Republicans is available at www.ksgop.org/#!caucus/cl95 or by calling (785) 234-3456. More information including polling locations for Democrats is available at www.ksdp.org/caucus-2016/ or by calling (785) 234-0425. Michael A. Smith is an associate professor of political science at Emporia State University.

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– or who has learned to strike the first blow in pre-emptive defense. A world that tells a child he or she is “bad” produces an adult who might be paralyzed by fear because he doubts his judgement. A world that denies a child love, attention and affection produces a vessel that seeks fulfillment that never can be found, no matter how it’s painted or placed on a different shelf. Traumatic events inflicted at such a young age largely will determine the arc of a life through much of adulthood. And while it’s true that all of us have bad experiences in life that must be overcome, there are those whose experiences don’t simply alter them, they create them. And so I wondered about these kids from Newton. Maybe with enough help they’ll develop layers of protection and adaptation to live and function in this so-called normal world. They might learn to distinguish between how their core instinctively tells them to react to the world and how they’ve learned they should react. They’ll come to understand the difference between a valid thought and one that’s borne from a lifetime of abuse, neglect, fear or trauma. And with work and determination maybe they’ll learn to function normally. Yet beneath all the layers of insulation built up around them and all the mechanisms they’ve created to push them forward in life, I can’t help but think that at the center there still will be an injured and scared child who still believes that offering enough praise might equal enough food.

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OPINION ON THE RIGHT

Antonin Scalia’s successor

Without a center, how does business get done? “Things fall apart. The centre cannot hold.” – William Butler Yeats And so this is the presidential campaign of 2016. If it were a movie, it would be pornography. If it were a sporting event, it Leonard would be a Pitts cockfight. Email: lpitts@ If it were miamiherald. music, it com would be the sound of cats on a hot blackboard. In other words, it has not been the most high-minded affair. But beyond the fact that it has been ugly and dispiriting, the campaign has also come to feel ... ominous, like a portent of some dystopian future. You wonder if the superficial nastiness of it isn’t truly superficial at all, but rather, evidence of a grim new reality: that we are a nation of 323 million people in 50 states who not only are not united, but don’t particularly want to be. It is hard to escape a sense that we have disengaged from one another and that as a result, our politics has shrunken to its extremes, like two boxers who retreat to neutral corners to yell across the ring. Two men in particular embody this. The first, of course, is Donald Trump, who has channeled angry misanthropy into political power. The reality show impresario has pulled the GOP far to the right, using as his prod the inchoate, done-wrong, wantmy-country-back rage of those for whom change is always, by definition, threat. The second man is Bernie Sanders, who has channeled the angry populism of the political left into a movement that is no slouch for power itself. The Vermont senator has yanked the Democratic field – i.e., Hillary Clinton – far to the left, forcing her to compete for the affections of angry, tired-ofbeing-dumped-on 99 percenters who see democracy being stolen by Big Money and don’t like it. Don’t misunderstand the point. Sanders has given voice to concerns too often ignored by Republicans and paid lip service to by Democrats. So the argument here is not that there is equivalence between the extremes of left and right. No, the observation, really, is that they are both, well ... extremes. And that, apparently, that’s all our national politics has left. It is instructive to watch Clinton and Sanders bicker about which is the more ideologically pure. Until recently, that kind of quarrel was restricted to Republicans jousting over who was most “conservative” on issues like immigration and abortion. Now, apparently, Democrats, too, want their candidates to pledge allegiance to philosophical dogma. It raises a question: Whither the center? And if there is no center, how does the nation’s business get done? As ungovernable as the country has been under Barack Obama, a center-left pragmatist the Republicans made out to be the reincarnation of Che Guevara, it can only be worse under a leader whose ideological purity is zealously policed and for whom compromise is apostasy. One struggles to even imagine what the fall campaign will be like. Usually, candidates argue over who has the best ideas for solving a given set of problems. But in neutral corners America, there is not even consensus on what the problems are. Will we have Trump campaigning on Mexicans and Muslims, while Sanders rails about money and malfeasance? Will we be asked only to decide which makes us most angry and afraid? If so, whither hope? And here, Democrats will want it noted that they were not the first to abandon the center. Let the record so state. The GOP eschewed all claim to that ground long ago and even purged itself of members who dared wander too close. Still, the question of who is to blame for a politics of extremism is less compelling than the question of what that politics portends. Two boxers yelling at one another from neutral corners makes for great theater. But the fighting is done in the center of the ring. Leonard Pitts is a columnist for The Miami Herald.

Win one for Nino WASHINGTON – Let’s understand something about the fight to fill the Supreme Court seat of Antonin (“Nino”) Scalia. This is about nothing but raw power. Any appeal you hear to high principle is phony – brazenly, embarrassingly so. In Year Seven of the George W. Bush administration, Sen. Chuck Schumer publicly opposed filling any Supreme Court vacancy until Bush left office. (“Except in extraordinary circumstances.” None such arose. Surprise!) Today he piously denounces Republicans for doing exactly the same for a vacancy created in Year Eight of Barack Obama. Republicans, say the Democrats, owe the president deference. Elections have consequences and Obama won re-election in 2012. Yes. And the Republicans won the Senate in 2014 – if anything, a more proximal assertion of popular will. And both have equal standing in appointing a Supreme Court justice. It’s hard to swallow demands for deference from a party that for seven years has cheered Obama’s serial constitutional depredations: His rewriting the immigration laws by executive order (stayed by the courts); his reordering the energy economy by regulation (stayed by the courts); his enacting the nuclear deal with Iran, the most important treaty of this generation, without the required two-thirds of the Senate (by declaring it an executive agreement). Minority Leader Harry Reid complains about the Senate violating precedent if it refuses a lame-duck nominee. This is rich. It is Reid who just two years ago overthrew all precedent by abolishing the filibuster for most judicial and high executive appointments. In the name of what grand constitutional principle did Reid resort to a parliamentary

Charles Krauthammer Email: letters @charleskraut hammer.com maneuver so precedent-shattering that it was called the nuclear option? None. He did it in order to pack the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Colombia with liberals who would reliably deflect challenges to Obamacare. On Tuesday, Obama loftily called upon Congress to rise above ideology and partisanship in approving his nominee. When asked how he could square that with his 2006 support of a filibuster to stop the appointment of Samuel Alito, Obama replied with a four-minute word salad signifying nothing. There is no answer. It was situational constitutional principle, i.e., transparent hypocrisy. As I said, this is all about raw power. When the Democrats had it, they used it. The Republicans are today wholly justified in saying they will not allow this outgoing president to overturn the balance of the Supreme Court. The matter should be decided by the coming election. Does anyone doubt that Democrats would be saying exactly that if the circumstances were reversed? Which makes this Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s moment. He and his cohorts have taken a lot of abuse from “anti-establishment” candidates and media for not using their congressional majorities to repeal Obamacare, defund Planned Parenthood, block executive orders, etc. What was the 2014 election about, they say? We won and got nothing. We were lied to and betrayed by a corrupt leadership beholden to the “Washington cartel.”

As it happens, under our Madisonian Constitution, the opposition party cannot govern without the acquiescence of the president, which it will not get, or a two-thirds majority of the Congress, which it does not have. But no matter. Things are different now. Appointing a Supreme Court justice is a two-key operation. The president proposes, the Senate disposes. There is no reason McConnell cannot hold the line. And he must. The stakes here – a radical generation-long reversal of direction of the Supreme Court – are the highest this Senate will ever face. If McConnell succeeds, he will have resoundingly answered the “what did we get for 2014?” question. Imagine if the Senate were now in Democratic hands. What we got in 2014 was the power to hold on to Scalia’s seat and to the court’s conservative majority. But only for now. Blocking an Obama nominee buys just a year. The final outcome depends on November 2016. If the GOP nominates an unelectable or unconservative candidate, a McConnell victory will be nothing more than a stay of execution. In 2012, Scalia averred that he would not retire until there was a more ideologically congenial president in the White House. “I would not like to be replaced,” he explained, “by someone who immediately sets about undoing everything that I’ve tried to do for 25 years.” Scalia never got to choose the timing of his leaving office. Those who value the legacy of those now-30 years will determine whether his last wish will be vindicated. Let McConnell do his thing. Then in November it’s for us to win one for Nino. Charles Krauthammer is a columnist for The Washington Post Writers Group.

Few people in modern history have fulfilled their oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution” more than the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Scalia was so well respected that the Senate voted 98-0 in 1986 to confirm him. These days it would be difficult to get a unanimous vote in support of Mother’s Day. Cal Thomas It doesn’t take a forEmail: tcaedi tune teller tors@tribpub. to predict com the scenario that would present itself if the political dynamics were reversed and a Republican president were in the White House with a Democratic Senate majority. Democrats would be demanding no justice be confirmed until the next president takes office and they would make it a major campaign issue. That is what Sen. Charles Schumer, D-New York, said in 2007: “We should not confirm any Bush nominee to the Supreme Court, except in extraordinary circumstances.” That was 19 months before the 2008 election. It is a little more than eight months away from the next election. The president is not about to nominate a conservative and should not be expected to. Will he pick someone who is a closet liberal, daring the Senate to reject that person, or will he choose an openly liberal person and challenge the Senate to block his nominee? If ever there was a time for Senate Republicans to stand firm, this is it. Initial signs are good. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, issued a statement that the next justice should not be confirmed until after a new president takes office. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said much the same. Some are speculating that President Obama, who quickly announced he will name a successor to Scalia “in due time,” might try to make a recess appointment after the current Senate session expires Jan. 3, 2017, should the Senate refuse to confirm his nominee. How long would such a justice serve, and who would decide? When President Eisenhower appointed William Brennan to the court during a congressional recess, Brennan stayed for nearly 34 years. For the Left, this is an opportunity to impose a liberal agenda on the nation for perhaps as many as 40 years. For the Right, it will determine whether conservatives will have the power to stop an agenda they believe is proving ruinous to the country – economically, legally and morally. The stakes could not be higher. Justice Scalia summarized his constitutional philosophy in a May 2011 interview with California Lawyer magazine: “Certainly the Constitution does not require discrimination on the basis of sex. The only issue is whether it prohibits it. It doesn’t. Nobody ever thought that that’s what it meant. Nobody ever voted for that. If the current society wants to outlaw discrimination by sex, hey, we have things called legislatures, and they enact things called laws. You don’t need a constitution to keep things up-to-date. All you need is a legislature and a ballot box. You don’t like the death penalty anymore, that’s fine. You want a right to abortion? There’s nothing in the Constitution about that. But that doesn’t mean you cannot prohibit it. Persuade your fellow citizens it’s a good idea and pass a law. That’s what democracy is all about. It’s not about nine superannuated judges who have been there too long, imposing these demands on society.” It will be difficult for a Republican president to find someone as good as Scalia. If President Obama puts another liberal on the court, tipping its balance, that person is likely to undo all that Scalia has done to honor the Constitution. The Senate should push the hold button and let the presidential candidates take it to the people to decide in November. Justice Scalia would have approved of such an approach. Cal Thomas is a columnist with the Tribune Content Agency.


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States seek private financial help to fix social problems BY SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press

HARTFORD, Conn. – A growing number of states and local governments are turning to an unconventional method of financing possible fixes to big social problems, motivated by tight budgets and little incentive to take a chance on initiatives without a guarantee of results. On Tuesday, officials in Connecticut, South Carolina and Colorado announced new public/private arrangements to fund so-called “pay for success” projects that aim to help families struggling with drug addiction, improve health outcomes for poor mothers and their children and reduce chronic homelessness. The concept, often referred to as “social impact bonds,” involves a government entity teaming up with a private intermediary that develops the project, identifies effective programs already being utilized and raises the capital from philanthropic-minded investors. If the initiative produces specific results over multiple years, then the state or local government pays back the investment with a small rate of return. But if the project doesn’t meet those results, the taxpayers typically are not on the hook financially. “It’s critically important in this time, when, as our governor has said many times, we’re facing a new

reality – a new reality of budget restrictions, but the same if not growing challenges in our communities and the need to invest even more,” said Hartford, Connecticut, Mayor Luke Bronin, at Tuesday’s announcement of the “Connecticut Family Stability Pay for Success Project.” The 4.5-year, $11.5-million initiative will fund teams of two clinicians and a family support worker that will make in-home visits several times each week to families struggling with drug abuse. Up to 500 families involved with the state’s Department of Children and Families, with children age 6 and younger, will be targeted for the services which stress positive parent-child interactions. Social Finance, a Boston-based, non-profit organization, raised the capital funding needed for the initiative. The group’s sister organization, Social Finance UK, was founded in 2007 and launched the first social impact bond in 2010. The U.S. program was founded in 2011 and has been identifying programs that can help fix social problems, looking at best practices on how to affect change and securing funding to get it done. If the program meets specific goals, such as reducing the likelihood of children being removed from the home due to abuse and neglect, then the group’s financial

backers – typically foundations, wealthy individuals and institutional investors – will get their principal back with interest, enabling them to reinvest in other projects. If those benchmarks aren’t reached, the Social Finance investors will pick up the tab. “Government wins, because they only pay for results. Investors win, because they get their money back and achieve a financial return and social impact. And nonprofits see it as a way to get capital to expand services,” said Tracy Palandjian, co-founder and CEO of Social Finance U.S., which developed and raised capital for the South Carolina project. That project will pair 3,200 low-income, first-time mothers over six years with specially trained nurses who will make home visits to improve the health and well-being of the children and mothers. The concept of such “pay for success” projects is relatively new, beginning about five years ago in the United Kingdom. Including the three announced Tuesday, there are about dozen programs that are still underway in the U.S. and more in development. Projects in Colorado, Massachusetts, California and Ohio deal with homelessness issues, while other projects in Illinois and Utah address early childhood education. A second Massachusetts project tries

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In this Jan. 28 photo, children play outside public housing units at Mayor Wright Homes in Honolulu. Hawaii lawmakers are considering limiting the number of years people can live in public housing if they agree to an incentive program in advance. to address recidivism among young male inmates. One project, the Rikers Island Recidivism Reduction Initiative, was canceled midway because it did not meet specific accountability benchmarks. Palandjian said she believes that cancelling the Rikers program because it wasn’t hitting its goals marks a success for social impact bond projects, which she acknowledges is “a very young sector” that still hasn’t seen the first project in the U.K. reach completion. Governments, she noted, typically continue funding programs whether they work or not. “This gives government a way to try new things,” she said. “It’s politically hard

Man pleads guilty to celebrity email hacking THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

LOS ANGELES – An Oregon man who accessed hundreds of email accounts and stole explicit photos of celebrities has pleaded guilty to a felony hacking charge in Los Angeles. Andrew Helton of Astoria, Oregon, faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing

nude or explicit photos from 13 people, including some unidentified celebrities. The plea was entered Thursday. Hundreds of stolen nude images of stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis have been posted online in recent years. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says Helton’s is

a separate case and that none of the images he stole are believed to have leaked online. Helton’s attorney Shanon L. Gray had no immediate comment Friday. Prosecutors say Helton’s “phishing” scheme involved sending victims emails they thought were from Apple or Google. The messages

asked victims to verify their email accounts by clicking on a link that took them to a phony website, where Helton collected their usernames and passwords. Prosecutors say Helton used the information to access more than 360 email accounts. Helton, 29, is scheduled to be sentenced June 2.

for government to cut a program.” In Denver, there was some skepticism voiced about using private financing to help provide permanent housing and supportive

services to at least 250 chronically homeless individuals. One City Council member raised concerns that it could ultimately cost more money than if Denver contracted with providers on its own.


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Jayhawks’ Manhattan hex halted BY DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

MANHATTAN – Secondranked Kansas had to show plenty of fight to hold off Kansas State on Saturday. Perry Ellis has the wounds to prove it. The Jayhawks’ leading scorer missed a long stretch in the second half with a gouge behind his right ear that required 12 stitches. Then, Ellis got scratched in the eye by teammate Wayne Selden Jr. during a flurry with the game in the balance, sending the senior forward to the bench once again.

Kansas wound up getting just enough from everyone else down the stretch for a 72-63 victory. “We knew once we lost Perry, we had to come together as a team, do some things differently,” point guard Frank Mason III said, “and the guys off the bench did a good job of coming in and making plays.” Ellis still managed 14 points, and Mason had 15 as the Jayhawks (23-4, 11-3 Big 12) squandered most of a 17-point second-half lead before holding on for their first win at Kansas State in three years.

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HCC’s Akbar Hoffman goes in for a shot between Barton’s Eddie Hunt (31) and Derek Dorn (3) in the first half Saturday at the Sports Arena.

Hot-shot men a HCC owns piece win from berth of Jayhawk title BY KYLE MCCASKEY BY KYLE MCCASKEY The Hutchinson News kmccaskey@hutchnews.com

Hutchinson Community College sophomore Keanu Pinder’s 3-point percentage skyrocketed 11 percent on Saturday. Pinder went 3-for-3 behind the line on his way to 16 points as the No. 7 Blue

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Hutchinson Community College women’s basketball secured at least a share of the Jayhawk Conference championship with an 81-59 victory over Barton on Saturday in what could be sophomore Mandy Madden’s final game at the

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Sports Arena. Madden is not good at sharing. “There will be no share of it,” Madden said. “The plan is to make sure there is no share.”

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Hutchinson High’s Hagen Kent was the only regional wrestling champion from Reno County, as the 126-pound senior won all three of his matches Saturday at the Class 6A regional in Dodge City. Kent won the title by edging Derby’s Brandon Becker 7-5 in the championship match. Before that, Kent pinned Garden City’s Sammy Guevara and then beat Campus’ Greg Bentley 10-4. Hutchinson had three other state qualifiers. Buhler had three qualifiers at the 4A Smoky Valley regional, and Nickerson also had a qualifier. Hutchinson’s 106-pound sophomore Brian Gates advanced to the championship match after a bye and an 18-6 semifinal win, but then he lost 7-5 to Dodge City’s Joel Ostrom. Senior Lukas Schweigert (170) overcame a semifinal loss to win a pair of consolation matches. He pinned Derby’s Blaine Nelson to

earn his ticket to state, and then he pinned Wichita South’s Dillon Huckabey for third place. At 195, junior Dylan Chesterman navigated one of the state’s toughest weight classes to finish fourth and qualify. He beat Dodge City’s Ansony Quezada to qualify, and then fell to Wichita South’s Tyrekus Birch in the thirdplace match. Buhler had a regional runner-up in 106-pounder Adam Whitson, who fell 8-0 to Abilene’s Tanner McGivney. Justin Hershberger (132) won two consolation matches after a semifinal loss to take third, rolling by Goodland’s Dawson Ensign 13-0 for third place. Clayton Peterson (160) also finished third, as he pinned Abilene’s Kevin Wilson in the third-place match. Nickerson’s Chance Shull qualified for state by beating Goodland’s Reyes Bustillos 11-3 in the consolation semifinals. He lost 6-4 to Hays’ Trey VanPelt for third place.

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ho is this team? This is not the same team who many wrote off to not win a single game, only to win its first in the third game of the season by 18 points over Plainville. These are not the same tenacious Panthers who fell behind by 11 points to Ell-Saline, but roared back to win on a buzzer-beating put-back shot by sophomore Sophie Mader the very next night. This is not the same Nickerson team who exhausted every ounce of dripping sweat in front of the raucous Panther Pride crowd in an overtime win over Halstead. Even in Nickerson’s narrow escape over Chaparral, the team’s intensity seeped away with every Chaparral point. Nickerson is free falling, losing six games in a row with two games left in the season. The teasing taste of victory and accomplishing a season of many firsts seem to have cast over a shade of below-average contentment. But coach Brittany Hines disagrees.

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IN-GAME GLEE, POSTGAME GLOOM Photos by Lindsey Bauman/The Hutchinson News

Left: Nickerson’s Allie Schweizer (4), Carrie Schweizer (35), Bryanna Herrman (11) and Lacey Nichols (5) cheer a Brooke Engelland basket during the second half of their game at Lyons on Friday. Right: Engelland reacts in the locker room following their loss at Larned on Tuesday.


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Kennedy fitting in with Series champion Royals THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Ian Kennedy is liking how things look with the Kansas City Royals. Kennedy was the Royals’ most expensive free agent offseason addition, signing a five-year, $70 million contract last month with the defending World Series champs. That is the most money the Royals have ever given a pitcher. “They make it real easy on me,” Kennedy said of fitting in with his teammates. “These guys are really close. You can’t help but be close, going to the World Series back-to-back years.

“It seems like they have really good relationships. They are buddies. They are friends. They just happen to play baseball together. So it’s an easy environment for me to walk in. They make like you’ve played with them before. I’ve never met some of these guys, but they make you feel pretty comfortable.” Kennedy went 9-15 with a 4.28 ERA in 30 starts last season with the San Diego Padres. “It started out pretty rough,” Kennedy said. Kennedy had a 7.15 ERA in his first eight starts, allowing 12 home runs in 39 innings. He exited his first start in the third inning with a strained left hamstring

and landed on the disabled list for the first time since 2009, when he had aneurysm surgery in his right armpit while with the New York Yankees. Kennedy returned to the rotation on April 25 and gave up eight runs on eight hits, including three home runs, in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. In a May 28 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, Kennedy surrendered seven runs on seven hits, three of them home runs, two walks and a hit batter in 3 2/3 innings. “I was still trying to adjust to (the hamstring injury), Kennedy said. “You can tell from my numbers the first month after coming

off the DL. That’s the first time I had to deal with something like that, especially with your leg. For me getting over that front leg is really important.” Once over the hamstring issue, Kennedy comprised a 2.31 ERA in June, 3.38 in July and 2.30 in August. “I kind of looked at my season from June on,” Kennedy said. “After June came, I felt normal again, like I felt out of synch every other start until June and (then) I felt really good.” The Padres scored two or fewer runs in 10 of Kennedy’s starts. He was 1-7 in those games. Plus the Padres’ defense was porous.

“People talk about the Royals’ defense, but their offense is really good,” Kennedy said. “It’s nice to have that. It brings up your confidence and your ability because just everybody else is playing higher and not playing for themselves. “Playing on this team, also, elevates your level. Playing on a team that plays this well and plays this close together, I just know by playing on other winning teams in the past, you play better. They’re not playing for themselves, but they’re playing for the other teammates. You just play better.” Kennedy’s best season was 2011, going 21-4 with a

2.88 ERA with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Yankees drafted Kennedy in the first round in 2006 and his first big league pitching coach was Dave Eiland, who is the Royals’ pitching coach. “Knowing Dave before for me was nice,” Kennedy said. “It’s nice to have that relationship already built.” Kennedy will likely be the Royals’ No. 3 starter behind Yordano Ventura and Edinson Volquez. “He’s an innings eater,” manager Ned Yost said. “He’s a guy that throws strikes, which plays well to our style of play with an athletic defense, just a very solid performer.”

Source: Gallardo, Baltimore reach $35M, 3-year deal BY BEN WALKER AP Baseball Writer

The Baltimore Orioles filled a big hole in their rotation, reaching agreement with free agent Yovani Gallardo on a three-year, $35 million contract Saturday. The deal came on the second day of workouts for Baltimore pitchers and catchers at spring training in Sarasota, Florida. Gallardo takes the spot that opened when Wei-Yin Chen became a free agent and signed with Miami. Gallardo went 13-11 with a 3.42 ERA for Texas last season. The right-hander turns 30 later this month. A person familiar with the deal confirmed the terms to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because

the contract hadn’t been announced. Other media outlets reported the agreement earlier in the day. The Orioles will forfeit their first-round pick in the June draft, the 14th choice overall. Texas had made a qualifying offer of $15.8 million to Gallardo that he turned down. Gallardo has pitched at least 180 innings in each of the last seven seasons. An All-Star in 2010 with Milwaukee, he is 102-75 with a 3.66 ERA in his nine-year major league career. Gallardo is the first major league free agent from another team that Baltimore has added since finishing 8181 last season. The Orioles are also trying to sign outfielder Dexter Fowler, who played for the Chicago Cubs last year.

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Kansas guard Wayne Selden Jr., right, wrestles the ball away from Kansas State forward D.J. Johnson during the second half in Manhattan on Saturday.

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Buddy Hield helped get No. 3 Oklahoma out of a temporary lull. The nation’s second-leading scorer had 29 points to lead the Sooners to a 76-62 victory over No. 10 West Virginia on Saturday. Oklahoma (21-5, 9-5) stayed close in the Big 12 race, tying the Mountaineers and Baylor for second place behind Kansas. The Sooners were coming off consecutive losses to Kansas and Texas Tech and three losses in four games after spending three weeks at No. 1. In a second half of several scoring swings, Hield helped put Oklahoma in control. He capped a 9-0 run with a 3-pointer to put the Sooners ahead 61-52 with 5:22 left, silencing the home crowd. “For the past few weeks we’ve been struggling,” Hield said. “Coach (Lon Kruger) got on us. Everybody wanted to come to West Virginia and prove something. “You look at the tape from the Texas Tech and Kansas game, we didn’t have fun competing. This game, we really had fun.” Kruger isn’t sure whether Oklahoma can make up enough ground in the league race with four games to play. The Sooners were already swept by Kansas. “Every game is important when you’re a couple of games behind as we are,” Kruger said. “We’re coming up on March and we may be too far back now. But still, we can’t do anything about last week. We’ve got to do what we can to take care of business moving forward. Last two weeks of conference play coming up and every one of them is going to be really tough.” Jaysean Paige scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half for West Virginia (20-7, 9-5), but the Mountaineers couldn’t answer with their own decisive run.

Hield often got ahead of West Virginia’s defense for layups, and nifty passing in the halfcourt enabled him to get open outside for shots. He made five 3-pointers to give him 109 this season, breaking the school record of 105 set by Nate Erdmann in 1997. Isaiah Cousins added 12 points and Jordan Woodard had 11 for the Sooners. Tarik Phillip had 17 points for the Mountaineers, who were alone in first place two weeks ago and have lost three of four. After leading only briefly in the first half, West Virginia scored 11 points in the first 2 minutes of the second half to grab the lead, only to see the Sooners go on a 17-4 run. West Virginia put together its final burst behind Paige, who made four free throws, a fadeaway jumper and a fast-break layup to knot the score at 52-all with 7:48 left. But the Mountaineers went nearly 4 minutes until their next basket. “They made more shots than we made,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. “They’ve got Buddy Hield and we don’t.” TIP-INS Oklahoma: The Sooners had nine blocked shots. ... They improved to 6-3 this season against ranked teams. ... Oklahoma swept the regular-season series after beating the Mountaineers 70-68 on Jan. 16 in Norman, Oklahoma. West Virginia: The Mountaineers forced nine turnovers, half their season average of more than 18 per game. ... West Virginia shot 33 percent (21 of 63) from the field and was outrebounded 48-37. MILES AWAY West Virginia guard Daxter Miles Jr. missed his second straight game with a strained right hamstring. He is listed as day-to-day. Teyvon Myers again started in his place. Huggins said after the game he had no timetable on Miles’ return.

Stephen Hurt and Barry Brown scored 13 points apiece for the Wildcats (15-12, 4-10), who got within 65-62 with less than 2 minutes to go. But that’s when Devonte Graham hit his first field goal after five straight misses, and the Jayhawks pulled away from the foul line to secure the victory. “They’re so unselfish and they play together,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. “They have a lot of guys who can make plays, and when you have guys coming off the bench, that makes a big difference.” After third-ranked Oklahoma beat No. 10 West Virginia earlier in the day, Kansas has a two-game lead over the Sooners, Mountaineers and No. 25 Baylor with four games left

in the conference race. The Jayhawks have won at least a share of 11 consecutive Big 12 championships. “We’re in decent position,” Mason said, “but we’re not satisfied with the team we are right now.” The Jayhawks trailed 2521 before going on a 12-0 run to take control, and Ellis scored at the rim in the closing seconds of the first half to give the defending Big 12 champions a 39-29 lead. The story of the first half wasn’t the score, though. It was the fouls. The teams combined for 21 of them, resulting in a disjointed 20 minutes that lacked any sort of rhythm. Kansas State had a trio of players with two fouls apiece, and Austin Budke had three, while the Jayhawks paraded to the foul line 19 times – yep, nearly once per minute. Weber was probably hoarse by the time he reached the locker room. The Jayhawks stretched

the lead to 52-35 early in the second half, and still led 55-41 when Ellis was banged under the rim and blood began pouring from a cut behind his right ear. The Jayhawks’ leading scorer spent the next 6 minutes getting treatment for it in the locker room. “The serious deal is Wayne scratched him in the eye,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “We’ll go back and have an eye doctor look at it. If it’s a scratch, he’ll be OK, but we just don’t know.” Kansas State took advantage of Ellis’ absence, pounding the ball to Hurt and D.J. Johnson in the paint. The duo combined to score 16 consecutive points for the Wildcats, and the 6-foot-11 Hurt’s third 3-pointer got Bramlage Coliseum rocking and made it 62-58 with 4 minutes left. But the Wildcats couldn’t make a stop when they needed it down the stretch. “It was great to have the crowd behind us,” Hurt

said. “I just wish we could have gotten the win.” CLOSE CALLS Kansas State has lost eight games by 10 points or fewer, including double-overtime defeats against West Virginia and Baylor. “When we spot teams a lot of points, it’s hard to come back,” senior guard Justin Edwards said. TIP-INS Kansas: Landen Lucas and Jamari Traylor fouled out in the final minutes. ... Mason reached the 1,000-point mark for his career. ... The Jayhawks wound up shooting 30 free throws. Kansas State: Johnson and Edwards scored 11 points apiece. ... Johnson was 9 of 10 from the foul line. ... Kansas State has not won three straight over Kansas at home since 1981-83. UP NEXT Kansas visits No. 25 Baylor on Tuesday night. Kansas State plays No. 24 Texas on Monday night.

Kansas forward Jamari Traylor, left, blocks a shot by Kansas State guard Justin Edwards during the first half.

Chiefs coach Reid has knee replacement surgery THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid has had knee replacement surgery and will not attend the NFL’s

scouting combine in Indianapolis next week. The Chiefs confirmed to The Associated Press on Saturday that Reid had the procedure. Reid also had knee replacement surgery

last year that caused him to miss the Senior Bowl. The 58-year-old coach’s absence from Indianapolis should not have much of an effect on the Chiefs’ draft plans. While he offers general

manager John Dorsey considerable input into the decision-making, he no longer has final say in personnel like he had in Philadelphia. This three-day draft begins April 28 in Chicago.


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Hutchinson Community College’s Lakin Preisner puts up a shot past Barton’s Kilee Harris during the second half of their game on Saturday at the Sports Arena.

Women •฀From Page D1 The No. 14 Blue Dragons (25-3, 15-3) go into Monday’s showdown at Garden City (20-9, 14-4) with an opportunity to win the title outright. The Broncbusters, coming off an 81-54 loss at Cloud County on Saturday, need a win to split the season series with Hutchinson and claim a piece of the championship. Hutchinson took care of the first order of business by burying Barton (14-16, 6-13). The intent was to slow Hutchinson guards Inja Butina and Taylor Stahly. In part, Barton accomplished that – that pair scored 22 points, but also turned the ball over 10 times. But the Blue Dragons owned the paint instead. Madden and freshman Kirea Rogers, the Blue Dragons’ starting post players, combined for 33 points and 23 rebounds. “That was disappointing.

Men •฀From Page D1 Pinder entered the game 3-for-21 from long range this season. He harbored the physical talent to shoot a much better percentage, but more often than not, the shots clanked off the rim. Timing is everything for Hutchinson coach Steve Eck. If the attempt comes through ball movement and open looks, Pinder’s shots outside the arc are permissible. “He can shoot them, as long as they’re within the offense,” Eck said. “I don’t want any quick 3-pointers.” Timely 3-pointers were a theme for Hutchinson. The Blue Dragons shot 61 percent for the game and 52 percent on 3-point attempts (11-for-21). Freshman Shakur Juiston pocketed his first 3-pointer of the season – coming in the Blue Dragons’ 29th game – to knot the game at 13. Midway through the first half, Pinder launched his first effort from deep. He connected, cutting Barton’s lead to 21-18. Hutchinson carried a 43-37 advantage into halftime after Akbar Hoffman buried an off-balance 3-pointer before the buzzer. “It was just a last-second shot. I just threw it up,” Hoffman said. Barton tied the game at 48 three minutes into the second half on a jumper from Anthony Smith. Hutchinson freshman James Conley answered 14 seconds later with a triple to reclaim the lead. Then Pinder’s rising

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HCC’s Mandy Madden (11) is embraced by her teammates following their game against Barton. Madden is the only sophomore on the team and was recognized on “sophomore” night. We talked about that after the game,” said Barton coach Trevor Rolfs. “When we’re playing a team, in our estimation, that has one of the best point guards in the league and probably the best

shooter in the league, you focus on that.” Madden contributed eight points in the first half as Hutchinson held a 33-22 halftime lead. The Blue Dragons scored the first eight points of the third quarter, all in the paint, to pull ahead by 19. Lakin Preisner made a drive to the basket for two, then followed with a put-back bucket on the next possession. Kyla Williams scored on a post-up. Rogers capped the 8-0 run with a smooth move in the paint. “They’re smaller than us. We had the advantage, so we were looking inside,” Rogers said. Hutchinson demanded Barton respect its post game, and then capitalized on the Cougars from the outside. Stahly canned three 3-pointers in the third quarter, the last of which pumped the lead to 64-39. “We definitely had a size advantage against Barton. We attacked inside to start the game,” said Hutchinson coach John Ontjes. “Of course, they went

THE QUICK HIT NO. 7 HUTCHINSON CC 94, BARTON CC 77 KEY STAT: The Blue Dragons shot 61 percent for the game, including 52 percent (11-for-21) from 3-point range. TURNING POINT: Barton tied the game at 48, but Hutchinson’s James Conley answered with a 3-pointer from the top of the arc to take back the lead. The Blue Dragons led the rest of the way. PLAYER OF THE GAME: Hutchinson sophomore Keanu Pinder stuffed the stat sheet, providing 16 points, six rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks. HE SAID IT: “I think everyone was mentally locked in from the start. We had a job, and everyone was conident.” – Hutchinson sophomore Keanu Pinder on the team shooting 61 percent. UP NEXT: Hutchinson (26-3, 15-3 in the Jayhawk) has a quick turnaround, traveling to Garden City (17-12, 9-9) on Monday. Barton (18-12, 10-9) concluded its regular season. The Cougars earned a Region 6 home playoff game against a to-be-determined opponent. confidence took over. He attempted his second 3-pointer at the 15:12 mark of the second half. That quietly slipped through the net for a 56-50 lead. He gave it another try two minutes later. He was spot on again, and the Blue Dragons were ahead 63-52. “He was just hot tonight. Those shots right there are shots he usually hits,” Hoffman said. “I have no doubt in Keanu making that shot.” The long-range slump that hindered Pinder the majority of this season was strictly a confidence issue, Pinder said. He has shown deep range in practice, but it was not carrying over into games. Against Barton, he made more 3-pointers than anyone else on the team. “I’ve just been working a lot, and my shot is starting to fall again,” Pinder said.

With the win, Hutchinson controls its own fate heading into a road battle at Garden City (17-12, 9-9). If the Blue Dragons come out victorious, they will qualify for the NJCAA Tournament. “We’re just trying to take it one game at a time,” Eck said. “We’re just trying to take care of ourselves.” NO. 7 HUTCHINSON CC 94, BARTON CC 77 Barton CC (18-12, 10-9) Dentmond 4-10 1-4 9, Dorn 3-10 0-0 7, McMillan 3-5 0-0 8, Windholz 3-6 3-3 9, Acuff 3-4 0-0 9, Barbee 2-8 0-1 5, Smith 2-4 3-4 7, Hunt 2-3 0-0 4, Charles 8-14 1-2 19. Totals 30-64 8-14 77. Hutchinson CC (26-3, 15-3) Juiston 6-8 2-4 15, Conley 4-4 0-0 10, Hoffman 7-12 4-8 20, Ahmed 3-9 0-0 7, Haynes-Jones 7-11 0-0 16, Dennis 0-1 0-0 0, Simons 0-0 0-0 0, Emery 1-2 5-6 7, Douvier 0-0 0-0 0, Aly 0-0 1-3 1, Webster 0-1 0-0 0, Pinder 4-5 5-5 16, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Murdock 1-1 0-1 2. Totals 33-54 17-27 94. Halftime score: Hutchinson 43, Barton 37. 3-point ield goals: Barton 9-21 (Dorn 1-3, McMillan 2-3, Windholz 0-2, Acuff 3-4, Barbee 1-4, Charles 2-5); Hutchinson 11-21 (Juiston 1-1, Conley 2-2, Hoffman 2-5, Ahmed 1-3, Haynes-Jones 2-5, Dennis 0-1, Webster 0-1, Pinder 3-3). Rebounds: Barton 29 (Dentmond 14); Hutchinson 34 (Juiston 12). Assists: Barton 16 (Barbee 4); Hutchinson 21 (Conley 6). Turnovers: Barton 14; Hutchinson 13. Attendance: 600.

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Hutchinson Community College’s Bashir Ahmed (5) takes a shot over Barton’s John Barbee (22) and Ezekiel Charles (33) during the first half of their game on Saturday at the Sports Arena.

Hutchinson Community College’s Daisha Terry (10) goes in for a shot against Barton’s Megan Jirak (22) during the first half of their game on Saturday at the Sports Arena.

THE QUICK HIT NO. 14 HUTCHINSON CC 81, BARTON CC 59 KEY STAT: The Blue Dragons won, while elsewhere Garden City lost at Cloud County. That guarantees at least a share of the Jayhawk Conference crown for Hutchinson as it heads into its inale at Garden City. TURNING POINT: Hutchinson pounded the paint for eight straight points to open the third quarter to jump ahead 41-22. PLAYER OF THE GAME: Hutchinson freshman Kirea Rogers provided 20 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. HE SAID IT: “It just crushes you.” – Barton coach Trevor Rolfs on Hutchinson’s second efforts on offense. UP NEXT: The Blue Dragons (25-3, 15-3 in the Jayhawk) will try to secure the conference title outright at Garden City (20-9, 14-4) on Monday. Garden City can score a split with a victory. Barton (14-16, 6-13) is done with the regular season, and will be on the road to begin the Region 6 Tournament. to zone to kind of protect the inside, and that allows us to make some 3-pointers.” The third quarter was an offensive barrage from the Blue Dragons, who tallied 34 points – more than they produced in the entire first half. The Blue Dragons wrecked Barton on the

boards, out-rebounding the Cougars 42-23. Rogers hauled in a career-high 16 rebounds. Hutchinson found 14 points on second-chance opportunities. Barton’s regular season is complete. The Cougars will open the Region 6 Tournament on the road

against a to-be-determined opponent. “Having a couple days to rest the legs, and have a couple days to get ready,” Rolfs said. “Everybody is 0-0 starting Tuesday morning.” Hutchinson has one more game. If the Blue Dragons win it, they will earn a bye and not have to play another game at home this season. If this is the last one – and Madden assures that it is – this victory came the way she wanted. “It’s awesome. I’ve played quite a few games here,” Madden said. “Ending on a good note makes it better.” NO. 14 HUTCHINSON CC 81, BARTON CC 59 Barton CC (14-16, 6-13) Baker 3-13 5-6 12, Warren 0-2 0-0 0, Bryson 0-1 1-2 1, Harris 3-7 6-8 15, Jones 0-2 2-2 2, Jirak 3-4 0-0 6, Unruh 3-9 4-4 13, Winfrey 3-12 2-2 8, Craig 0-0 0-0 0, Kraus 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 16-53 20-24 59. Hutchinson CC (25-3, 15-3) Preisner 5-11 3-4 15, Butina 2-5 0-0 5, Terry 1-6 0-0 2, Madden 6-7 1-2 13, Stahly 5-7 4-4 17, DeGarmo 0-2 0-0 0, Williams 3-4 3-4 9, Rogers 6-12 8-10 20. Totals 28-54 19-24 81. Halftime score: Hutchinson 33, Barton 22. 3-point ield goals: Barton 7-17 (Baker 1-2, Warren 0-1, Harris 3-5, Jones 0-1, Unruh 3-4, Winfrey 0-4); Hutchinson 6-13 (Preisner 2-5, Butina 1-1, Terry 0-1, Stahly 3-5, DeGarmo 0-1). Rebounds: Barton 23 (Harris 5); Hutchinson 42 (Rogers 16). Assists: Barton 10 (Winfrey 4); Hutchinson 19 (Butina 7). Turnovers: Barton 17; Hutchinson 23. Attendance: 600.


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Column •฀From Page D1 “Right now they are kind of mentally stuck,” Hines said. “We’re plateauing right now and we can’t do that. We have to keep increasing and keep improving. I think its just a time of the season where some of them may be burnt out. That’s what we’re battling right now.” A mental struggle would explain being only down five points to Hillsboro at halftime, only to lose the game by 17, or leading Smoky Valley by one, yet somehow finding a way to lose by nine, or a head-scratching scoreless first quarter against Pratt. Nickerson’s confidence fades into the next scene that only repeats the previous act, another loss. They’ve developed a case of stage-fright instead of conquering their reoccurring fears to succeed and win. At this point, Nickerson should not be afraid to win. They’ve done it. They know they can do it. Hines said her team settles into a certain spot in the game where the other team sparks a run and gains the momentum. She added that the girls start to shut down and the switch to turn off the other team’s momentum eludes them. “They just need to find it in themselves to push harder when we’re struggling rather than just laying down and accepting it,” Hines said during practice Thursday. The Panthers found themselves up again at halftime over Lyons Friday. After scoring just 28 points against Larned Tuesday, Nickerson was up 25-23 to start the third quarter. Then it was wash, rinse, repeat. Lyons made a run. Lyons gained the momentum. Lyons won by 11 points. Assistant coach Kim Patterson wants the team

SPORTS to develop a killer instinct whether they are up by 20 points or up by one. “They’ve never been taught to step on somebody’s throat,” Patterson said. “They want to play. They want to be in the game, but they’ve never been taught to throttle somebody.” Patterson doesn’t believe a sense of contentment or a “we’ve done enough” attitude has crept into the mind of the players, but acknowledged that they should be proud of themselves for all their hard work. Still, Patterson wants results and the team hasn’t yielded those results in the past six games. “I don’t know what it’s going to take, but we need one person to step up and show we’re not going to lose again,” Patterson adamantly said. Mader tried. She scored a career high 20 points against Lyons, but the sophomore can’t do it alone. Tara Davis continues to be a terror with another three-block performance. Denis Ortiz was aggressive all game long, but it wasn’t enough to slow down Lyons. Three of Nickerson’s four wins have been on the road. A place where junior Shelby Jackson said the team gets to prove to the opposing team and their fans that they are the better team. Junior Leslie Ortiz doesn’t care where the wins come from. “A win is a win,” Ortiz said. “I’ll take it however I can get it, but it would be nice to get a win at home just so that everyone that sees us often gets to see us win.” Nickerson will have the chance to win its final home game of the season on Senior Night Tuesday against the formidable Haven Wildcats. Nickerson will have to rise to the occasion in front of its home crowd for the last time. Kelton Brooks is a sports reporter for The Hutchinson News. Email: kbrooks@ hutchnews.com.

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Nickerson senior Denis Ortiz reacts in the locker room following the team’s 60-49 loss at Lyons on Friday.

Left: Nickerson assistant coach Kim Patterson expresses her disappointment to the team following the loss at Larned on Tuesday. Center: Nickerson’s Sophie Mader (34) and Larned’s Kaitlyn Finger (12) grab for a rebound during the second half at Larned. Right: Nickerson’s Tara Davis (33) takes an inbounds pass over Larned’s Bailey Ritchie (45) during the first half against in Larned.

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Clockwise from above: Chloe Inskeep dribbles the ball with her left hand during the fifth- and sixthgrades session of the Hoops for Health basketball clinic on Saturday afternoon at Prairie Hills Middle School. Rebekah Mitchell jumps rope during a drill emphasizing good cardio during the same session. Also among fifth- and sixth-graders, America Holliday takes a shot while working on shooting form.

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WHAT, WHEN, WHERE BASEBALL March 14-Registration deadline for Hutch Rec Youth Camp for ages 7-14. Both offensive and defensive skills will be taught. The camp will be held Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Fun Valley. To register, stop by Hutch Rec at 17 E. 1st; by phone at 663-6179; online at www. hutchrec.com. BASKETBALL Feb. 22-Registration deadline for USSSA 6th grade boys tournament Feb. 27, at Central Christian College Gymnasium in McPherson. Limited to irst eight teams. Three games guaranteed. For more information, call (620) 755-3709, email Reddirtsports@yahoo.com, or look online at https://www. facebook.com/reddirhoops. March 5-MAYB tournament in Solomon for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Three games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb.com or call (316) 284-0354. March 5-6-MAYB tournament in Hays (Big Brothers Big Sisters) for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Four games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb. com or call (316) 284-0354. March 5-6-MAYB tournament in Andale/Colwich for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Three games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb.com or call (316) 284-0354. March 12-13-MAYB tournament in Wichita for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Three games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb.com or call (316) 284-0354. March 12-MAYB tournament in Halstead for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Three games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb.com or call (316) 284-0354. March 19-MAYB tournament in Sterling for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Three games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb.com or call (316) 284-0354. March 19-20-MAYB tournament in Garden City/Lakin for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Three games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb.com or call (316) 284-0354. March 19-20-MAYB tournament in Wichita (Farha Sports Center) for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Three games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb. com or call (316) 284-0354. March 26-MAYB Push The Rock Easter Classic in Wichita for boys and girls in grades 3-12. Three games guaranteed. Register at www.mayb.com or call (316) 284-0354. Ongoing-X-Press Basketball Academy, for boys and girls in grades 2-6, is taking registrations for Skill and Team Development. Sign up at the Hutchinson YMCA, or call Darrin Regier at 620-662-1203 for more information. GOLF March 9-The Carey Park Women’s Golf Group will have a sign-up for play at Carey Park Clubhouse at 11:00 a.m. Sign up for 9 or 18 holes of play. A potluck lunch will follow at noon. Bring a covered dish. For more information, call Carrie Daveline at 663-8129. March 5 and 12- Hutch Rec SNAG (Starting New at Golf). This program (for children and their parents) teaches the basic skills and principles of golf. The two sessions are for ages 4-8 (10:00-11:00 a.m.) and ages 9-13 (11:00 a.m. to noon). Locations vary. Scholarships are available. To register, stop by Hutch Rec at 17 E. 1st; by phone at 663-6179; online at www.hutchrec.com. RUN/WALK March 26-The Press Run 5K begins at 9 a.m. at Hutchinson’s Rice Park. Registration is at 8 a.m. race day, or register early in person at the Hutchinson News ofice, 300 West 2nd Ave. Online registration will soon be available. All participants receive a one-month digital subscription to The News. Proceeds beneit the Hutchinson News’ Journalism Mentorship/ Scholarship program. For more information about the run or the scholarship program, call 694-5700, ext. 348 or 320. SOCCER March 5-Registration deadline for Club Azzurri Academy. Certiied instructors will lead youth and coach them on various soccer fundamentals, followed by 3 vs. 3 games on Monday and Thursday at the USD 308 Soccer Complex at 23rd and Cleveland from April 4-May 5. Times are 5:30-6:30 p.m. for ages 4-5, and 6:30-7:30 p.m. for ages 6-8. Scholarships are available. To register, stop by Hutch Rec at 17 E. 1st; by phone at 663-6179; online at www.hutchrec.com. March 5-Registration deadline for Hutch Rec recreational leagues for 8U, 10U. Games are played on Saturdays from April 2-May 7 at the Carey Park Soccer Field. Practices will be during the week based on the volunteer coach’s availability. Scholarships are available. To register, stop by Hutch Rec at 17 E. 1st; by phone at 663-6179; online at www.hutchrec.com. SOFTBALL March 14-Registration deadline for Hutch Rec Youth Camp for ages 7-14. Both offensive and defensive skills will be taught. The camp will be held Saturday, March 19, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at Fun Valley. To register, stop by Hutch Rec at 17 E. 1st; by phone at 663-6179; online at www. hutchrec.com. VOLLEYBALL March 5-Registration deadline for Hutch Rec leagues for grades 3-4 and 5-6. Games are played on Saturdays from April 2-May 14. Practices will be during the week based on the volunteer coach’s availability. Scholarships are available. To register, stop by Hutch Rec at 17 E. 1st; by phone at 663-6179; online at www.hutchrec.com. MISCELLANEOUS Now-Hutch Rec Wellness Center Fitness Classes. Various registration itness classes offer at Elmdale, 400 E. Ave. E. Stop by Elmdale; go online at www.hutchrec.com or call 663-6179 for details or to register. To submit an entry, write to P.O. Box 190, Hutchinson, KS 67504-0190, fax the information to 662-4186, call the sports department at 694-5742 or 1-800-766-5742 or send an email to sports@hutchnews.com. Events are limited to ive weeks in advance of deadline.


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TV-RADIO-FYI TELEVISION AUTO RACING Noon FOX — NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fla. BOWLING Noon ESPN — PBA Tour, Players Championship, at Columbus, Ohio COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. CBSSN — Boston U. at Bucknell FS1 — Seton Hall at St. John’s NBCSN — La Salle at George Washington Noon CBS — Michigan at Maryland 1 p.m. CBSSN — Tulsa at UCF ESPNEWS — East Carolina at SMU NBCSN — Northeastern at Hofstra 3 p.m. CBSSN — San Diego St. at San Jose St. ESPNU — Wichita St. at Indiana St. NBCSN — George Mason at UMass 5 p.m. CBSSN — UAB at Middle Tennessee 5:30 p.m. ESPNU — Boston College at Wake Forest 6 p.m. ESPNEWS — Temple at Houston 6:30 p.m. BTN — Illinois at Wisconsin 8:30 p.m. ESPNU — California at Washington St. GOLF 5 a.m. GOLF — European PGA Tour, Maybank Championship Malaysia, inal round, at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Noon GOLF — PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, inal round, at Los Angeles 2 p.m. CBS — PGA Tour, Northern Trust Open, inal round, at Los Angeles MIXED MARTIAL ARTS 6 p.m. FS1 — UFC Fight Night, prelims, at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. FS1 — UFC Fight Night, Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira, prelims, at Pittsburgh NBA BASKETBALL 2:30 p.m. ABC — Cleveland at Oklahoma City 7 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Lakers at Chicago NHL HOCKEY 11:30 p.m. NBC — Pittsburgh at Buffalo 2:30 p.m. NBC — Chicago at Minnesota 6 p.m. NBCSN — Detroit at N.Y. Rangers SOCCER 10 a.m. FS2 — FA Cup, Manchester City at Chelsea 10 p.m. NBCSN — Women, CONCACAF Olympic qualifying, inal, teams TBA, at Houston (same-day tape) WINTER SPORTS 1 a.m. (Monday) NBCSN -Winter Youth Olympic Games, at Lillehammer, Norway (same-day tape) WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. ESPNU — Memphis at South Florida Noon BTN — Minnesota at Michigan St. ESPN2 — NC State at North Carolina SEC — Florida at Georgia 1 p.m. ESPNU — Tennessee at LSU FS1 — DePaul at Creighton 2 p.m. BTN — Purdue at Nebraska ESPN2 — Maryland at Rutgers SEC — Arkansas at Kentucky 4 p.m. ESPN2 — Mississippi St. at Mississippi SEC — Texas A&M at Vanderbilt

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BASKETBALL NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic W L Pct Toronto 35 18 .660 Boston 32 24 .571 New York 23 33 .411 Brooklyn 15 40 .273 Philadelphia 8 46 .148 Southeast W L Pct Miami 30 24 .556 Atlanta 31 25 .554 Charlotte 28 26 .519 Washington 25 28 .472 Orlando 24 29 .453 Central W L Pct Cleveland 39 14 .736 Indiana 29 25 .537 Chicago 28 26 .519 Detroit 27 28 .491 Milwaukee 22 33 .400 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest W L Pct San Antonio 46 9 .836 Memphis 32 22 .593 Dallas 29 27 .518 Houston 28 28 .500 New Orleans 21 33 .389 Northwest W L Pct Oklahoma City 40 15 .727 Portland 28 27 .509 Utah 27 27 .500 Denver 22 33 .400 Minnesota 17 38 .309 Paciic W L Pct Golden State 48 5 .906 L.A. Clippers 36 18 .667 Sacramento 23 31 .426 Phoenix 14 41 .255 L.A. Lakers 11 45 .196 Friday’s Games Orlando 110, Dallas 104, OT Washington 98, Detroit 86 Brooklyn 109, New York 98 Chicago 116, Toronto 106 New Orleans 121, Philadelphia 114 Charlotte 98, Milwaukee 95 Memphis 109, Minnesota 104 Indiana 101, Oklahoma City 98 Miami 115, Atlanta 111 Houston 116, Phoenix 100 Sacramento 116, Denver 110 Portland 137, Golden State 105 San Antonio 119, L.A. Lakers 113 Utah 111, Boston 93 Saturday’s Games Washington at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. New York at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Clippers, 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s Games Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 2:30 p.m. New Orleans at Detroit, 2:30 p.m. Boston at Denver, 4 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 4 p.m. Memphis at Toronto, 5 p.m. Charlotte at Brooklyn, 5 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Dallas, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Chicago, 7 p.m. Utah at Portland, 8 p.m. Monday’s Games Detroit at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Indiana at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at New York, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Minnesota, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Golden State at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Phoenix at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.

College Basketball Major Scores EAST Army 80, Navy 78, 2OT Binghamton 81, Mass.-Lowell 77 Buffalo 88, Bowling Green 74 Canisius 81, Marist 66 Fairield 71, Niagara 59 Harvard 76, Cornell 74 LIU Brooklyn 94, St. Francis (Pa.) 89, OT Mount St. Mary’s 71, Bryant 53 Oklahoma 76, West Virginia 62 Penn St. 70, Rutgers 58 Pittsburgh 66, Syracuse 52 Princeton 77, Brown 66 St. Francis Brooklyn 82, Robert Morris 72 Towson 67, Elon 56 Vermont 99, UMBC 54 Villanova 77, Butler 67 Wagner 83, CCSU 57 Xavier 88, Georgetown 70 SOUTH Appalachian St. 78, Troy 74 Belmont 95, Tennessee Tech 86 Bethune-Cookman 55, Florida A&M 54 Campbell 74, Charleston Southern 72 Davidson 99, Saint Joseph’s 93 Delaware St. 67, Norfolk St. 64 Drexel 74, William & Mary 69 ETSU 77, Mercer 74 Georgia St. 69, Arkansas St. 61 High Point 75, Radford 72, OT

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Jackson St. 61, Grambling St. 58 James Madison 75, Delaware 50 Lamar 87, McNeese St. 76 Lipscomb 77, Stetson 74 Louisville 71, Duke 64 Marshall 82, Old Dominion 65 Mississippi 69, Auburn 59 Mississippi St. 67, Alabama 61 NC Central 73, Morgan St. 59 NC State 77, Clemson 74 NJIT 73, Jacksonville 58 New Orleans 102, Northwestern St. 99 North Carolina 96, Miami 71 North Florida 81, SC-Upstate 78 SC State 62, Md.-Eastern Shore 58 Samford 73, VMI 67 Savannah St. 66, Howard 56 South Carolina 73, Florida 69, OT South Florida 80, Memphis 71 Stephen F. Austin 88, Nicholls St. 53 Tennessee 81, LSU 65 Texas Southern 98, MVSU 67 UNC Greensboro 79, Chattanooga 64 UNC Wilmington 59, Coll. of Charleston 55, OT Vanderbilt 80, Georgia 67 Virginia Tech 83, Florida St. 73 W. Carolina 102, The Citadel 97 W. Kentucky 59, Charlotte 54 Winthrop 81, UNC Asheville 80 MIDWEST Cincinnati 65, UConn 60 E. Illinois 71, SE Missouri 68 E. Michigan 91, Toledo 85 Evansville 83, S. Illinois 71 Green Bay 107, Youngstown St. 90 Kansas 72, Kansas St. 63 Marquette 73, DePaul 60 Milwaukee 88, Cleveland St. 54 N. Dakota St. 63, IUPUI 59 N. Iowa 75, Illinois St. 66 North Dakota 74, N. Colorado 73 Ohio 76, Miami (Ohio) 64 S. Dakota St. 87, W. Illinois 67 St. Bonaventure 79, Dayton 72 W. Michigan 92, Cent. Michigan 85 SOUTHWEST Baylor 78, Texas 64 Rice 86, FIU 70 Sam Houston St. 105, Cent. Arkansas 75 Texas A&M 79, Kentucky 77, OT Texas St. 61, Louisiana-Lafayette 57 UTEP 91, Louisiana Tech 80 UTSA 74, Southern Miss. 53 FAR WEST Air Force 76, New Mexico 72 Fresno St. 75, Utah St. 68 Loyola Marymount 100, San Francisco 87, OT Weber St. 77, N. Arizona 74 Wyoming 84, Colorado St. 66 NO. 1 VILLANOVA 77, BUTLER 67 BUTLER (18-9) Wideman 0-3 0-0 0, Jones 6-13 4-8 16, Dunham 5-12 2-2 13, Martin 6-18 4-6 19, Chrabascz 3-6 2-4 9, Etherington 2-3 1-2 6, Lewis 0-2 0-0 0, Gathers 0-2 0-0 0, Davis 2-3 0-0 4, Bennett 0-0 0-0 0, Fowler 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-62 13-22 67. VILLANOVA (24-3) Brunson 3-6 0-0 7, Jenkins 6-12 5-5 20, Hart 8-16 3-3 22, Arcidiacono 2-8 4-5 9, Ochefu 2-3 2-2 6, Booth 2-6 5-6 9, Bridges 0-1 0-0 0, Reynolds 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 25-54 19-21 77. Halftime–Villanova 34-25. 3-Point Goals–Butler 6-19 (Martin 3-9, Chrabascz 1-2, Etherington 1-2, Dunham 1-4, Gathers 0-1, Lewis 0-1), Villanova 8-26 (Jenkins 3-7, Hart 3-8, Brunson 1-2, Arcidiacono 1-5, Booth 0-4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Butler 37 (Dunham 8), Villanova 35 (Hart 12). Assists–Butler 11 (Wideman 3), Villanova 18 (Arcidiacono 9). Total Fouls–Butler 19, Villanova 18. A–6,500. NO. 2 KANSAS 72, KANSAS ST. 63 KANSAS (23-4) Lucas 2-2 3-6 7, Ellis 4-6 5-7 14, Mason III 5-9 5-9 16, Selden Jr. 5-10 1-2 12, Graham 1-6 4-4 6, Mykhailiuk 3-6 0-0 9, Diallo 0-1 0-0 0, Greene 0-1 0-0 0, Bragg Jr. 1-2 0-2 2, Traylor 3-4 0-0 6, Mickelson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-48 18-30 72. KANSAS ST. (15-12) Johnson 1-5 9-10 11, Wade 0-1 1-2 1, Brown 4-14 3-4 13, Edwards 5-12 1-2 11, Iwundu 3-7 2-2 8, Ervin II 2-4 0-0 4, Rohleder 0-0 0-0 0, Budke 1-3 0-0 2, Hurt 4-7 2-2 13. Totals 20-53 18-22 63. Halftime–Kansas 39-29. 3-Point Goals–Kansas 6-18 (Mykhailiuk 3-4, Ellis 1-2, Mason III 1-3, Selden Jr. 1-4, Greene 0-1, Graham 0-4), Kansas St. 5-16 (Hurt 3-3, Brown 2-8, Wade 0-1, Budke 0-1, Ervin II 0-1, Edwards 0-2). Fouled Out–Johnson, Lucas, Traylor. Rebounds–Kansas 34 (Lucas 8), Kansas St. 32 (Hurt 9). Assists–Kansas 13 (Mason III 5), Kansas St. 10 (Edwards, Iwundu 3). Total Fouls–Kansas 20, Kansas St. 21. Technicals–Mason III, Johnson. A–12,528. NO. 3 OKLAHOMA 76, NO. 10 WEST VIRGINIA 62 OKLAHOMA (21-5) Spangler 3-3 2-2 8, Woodard 3-10 5-8 11, Cousins 5-12 0-2 12, Lattin 3-6 3-6 9, Hield 9-21 6-7 29, Walker 2-7 0-0 5, James 0-0 0-0 0, McNeace 0-2 0-0 0, Buford 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 25-62 18-27 76. WEST VIRGINIA (20-7) Myers 1-1 0-0 2, Carter 1-10 1-2 4, Adrian 2-5 0-0 5, Ahmad 1-3 0-0 2, Williams 4-11 2-4 10, Holton 3-5 1-2 9, Paige 4-16 5-6 13, Phillip 5-10 4-4 17, Watkins 0-0 0-0 0, Macon 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 21-63 13-18 62. Halftime–Oklahoma 28-26. 3-Point Goals–Oklahoma 8-27 (Hield 5-11, Cousins 2-6, Walker 1-5, Buford 0-1, Woodard 0-4), West Virginia 7-21 (Phillip 3-6, Holton 2-3, Adrian 1-2, Carter 1-7, Paige 0-3). Fouled Out–Williams. Rebounds–Oklahoma 48 (Lattin 13), West Virginia 37 (Holton 11). Assists–Oklahoma 14 (Woodard 6), West Virginia 7 (Carter, Phillip 3). Total Fouls–Oklahoma 19, West Virginia 22. Technicals–Spangler, Woodard, Williams. A–15,289. No. 5 NORTH CAROLINA 96, No. 11 MIAMI 71 MIAMI (21-5) Murphy 1-6 0-2 2, Jekiri 3-8 0-2 6, Reed 2-7 0-0 4, McClellan 2-4 5-6 10, Rodriguez 4-8 3-5 12, Newton 1-8 1-2 3, Lawrence Jr. 4-5 1-2 11, Cruz Uceda 5-7 0-0 12, Palmer 1-4 1-1 3, Izundu 1-1 4-6 6, Stowell 0-0 0-0 0, Robinson 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-59 15-26 71. NORTH CAROLINA (22-5) Jackson 5-8 2-3 15, Hicks 6-9 0-2 12, Johnson 7-11 2-3 16, Paige 2-8 2-2 7, Berry II 4-8 0-0 10, Meeks 4-5 0-0 8, Britt 3-5 2-2 10, Pinson 4-6 1-1 10, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, James 3-5 0-0 6, White 0-3 0-0 0, Maye 1-1 0-0 2, Dalton 0-2 0-0 0, Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Coker 0-0 0-0 0, Egbuna 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 39-72 9-13 96. Halftime–North Carolina 42-33. 3-Point Goals–Miami 6-19 (Lawrence Jr. 2-3, Cruz Uceda 2-4, McClellan 1-1, Rodriguez 1-4, Murphy 0-1, Newton 0-1, Palmer 0-2, Reed 0-3), North Carolina 9-20 (Jackson 3-4, Berry II 2-3, Britt 2-3, Pinson 1-2, Paige 1-5, Dalton 0-1, White 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Miami 29 (Jekiri, Murphy, Rodriguez 5), North Carolina 46 (Johnson 15). Assists–Miami 9 (Rodriguez 3), North Carolina 21 (Jackson 8). Total Fouls–Miami 18, North Carolina 20. A–20,151. NO. 8 XAVIER 88, GEORGETOWN 70 XAVIER (24-3) Reynolds 3-4 0-0 6, Sumner 6-9 9-9 22, Bluiett 5-10 2-2 13, Abell 2-6 4-4 8, Davis 1-6 4-4 7, Austin Jr. 1-2 0-0 2, Farr 4-6 6-6 14, London 0-0 0-0 0, Stainbrook 0-0 0-0 0, Gates 0-1 2-2 2, O’Mara 1-1 0-2 2, Macura 5-7 2-2 12. Totals 28-52 29-31 88. GEORGETOWN (14-14) Copeland 5-10 3-4 13, Derrickson 1-5 0-0 2, Govan 2-6 1-2 5, Campbell 2-7 0-0 5, Smith-Rivera 7-14 0-0 18, Peak 3-8 5-6 12, Cameron 3-9 0-0 9, Johnson 1-1 1-2 4, Mourning 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 25-61 10-14 70. Halftime–Xavier 35-33. 3-Point Goals–Xavier 3-17 (Sumner 1-2, Bluiett 1-3, Davis 1-5, Farr 0-1, Gates 0-1, Macura 0-2, Abell 0-3), Georgetown 10-37 (Smith-Rivera 4-11, Cameron 3-7, Johnson 1-1, Campbell 1-4, Peak 1-5, Govan 0-1, Copeland 0-4, Derrickson 0-4). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds– Xavier 33 (Bluiett, Farr 5), Georgetown 30 (Govan 6). Assists–Xavier 13 (Macura 4), Georgetown 19 (Smith-Rivera 7). Total Fouls–Xavier 15, Georgetown 20. A–10,652. NO. 13 IOWA ST. 92, TCU 83 TCU (11-16) Collins 5-10 2-2 16, Trent 6-16 1-3 17, Brodziansky 3-5 4-4 10, Parrish 2-9 1-2 7, Miller 7-12 4-5 19, Shreiner 0-0 0-0 0, M. Williams 2-5 2-2 6, Abron 1-2 1-2 3, Washburn 2-9 1-3 5. Totals 28-68 16-23 83. IOWA ST. (19-8) Nader 8-13 3-4 24, Morris 0-5 2-2 2, Thomas 4-10 4-4 16, Burton 9-13 5-5 23, Niang 11-15 3-5 27, Cooke 0-1 0-0 0, Ashton 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 32-59 17-20 92. Halftime–Iowa St. 44-36. 3-Point Goals–TCU 11-28 (Collins 4-8, Trent 4-10, Parrish 2-5, Miller 1-2, M. Williams 0-1, Brodziansky 0-1, Washburn 0-1), Iowa St. 11-28 (Nader 5-8, Thomas 4-9, Niang 2-5, Burton 0-1, Cooke 0-1, Morris 0-2, Ashton 0-2). Fouled Out–Brodziansky, Niang, Parrish. Rebounds–TCU 43 (Miller 11), Iowa St. 31 (Burton 14). Assists–TCU 14 (M. Williams 4), Iowa St. 24 (Morris 11). Total Fouls–TCU 21, Iowa St. 16. A–14,384. TEXAS A&M 79, NO. 14 KENTUCKY 77, OT KENTUCKY (20-7) Lee 4-5 0-1 8, Ulis 7-12 5-6 22, Briscoe 5-12 0-0 11, Murray 6-16 5-6 21, Willis 1-4 0-0 3, Labissiere 1-1 1-2 3, Matthews 0-1 0-0 0, Humphries 2-2 2-2 6, Hawkins 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 27-54 13-17 77. TEXAS A&M (20-7) A. Collins 1-7 0-0 2, Jones 9-19 2-5 24, Caruso 4-8 1-1 10, House 2-13 4-4 9, Davis 5-9 5-10 15, Hogg 4-8 0-0 10, Gilder 1-5 0-2 2, Trocha-Morelos 2-2 2-2 7, Miller 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-72 14-24 79. Halftime–Kentucky 36-35. End Of Regulation–Tied 68. 3-Point Goals–Kentucky 10-20 (Murray 4-10, Ulis 3-5, Hawkins 1-1, Briscoe 1-1, Willis 1-3), Texas A&M 9-24 (Jones 4-8, Hogg 2-5, Trocha-Morelos 1-1, Caruso 1-3, House 1-4, A. Collins 0-1, Gilder 0-2). Fouled Out–Humphries, Lee. Rebounds–Kentucky 36 (Humphries 12), Texas A&M 41 (Davis 12). Assists–Kentucky 15 (Ulis 11), Texas A&M 18 (A. Collins 8). Total Fouls–Kentucky 21, Texas A&M 14. Technicals–Humphries, Texas A&M Bench. A–12,029. ST. BONAVENTURE 79, NO. 15 DAYTON 72 ST. BONAVENTURE (18-7)

GAME DAY Feb. 23 at Baylor 7 p.m. TV: ESPN2

Feb. 27 vs. Texas Tech 11 a.m. TV: ESPN

Feb. 29 at Texas 8 p.m. TV: ESPN

Feb. 22 vs. Texas 1 p.m. TV: ESPNU

Feb. 27 at Iowa State 5 p.m. TV: ESPN 2

Mar. 2 vs. TCU 7 p.m. TV: FSKC

Feb. 21 at Indiana State 3 p.m. TV: ESPNU

Feb. 24 at Loyola 8 p.m. TV: Cox 22

Feb. 27 vs. Illinois State 1 p.m. TV: ESPN 2

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Posley 3-12 5-8 12, Adams 8-19 10-10 31, Gregg 3-4 1-3 8, Woods 1-3 2-2 4, Wright 7-11 0-0 15, Taqqee 0-2 0-0 0, Kaputo 2-4 0-0 6, Tyson 1-2 1-3 3. Totals 25-57 19-26 79. DAYTON (21-5) Miller 0-1 0-0 0, K. Davis 1-2 0-0 2, Cooke 6-17 8-9 22, Smith 5-13 6-9 18, Pierre 3-6 5-7 12, D. Davis 1-5 0-0 2, McElvene 5-6 2-2 12, Crosby 1-4 0-0 2, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Wehrli 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 23-56 21-27 72. Halftime–St. Bonaventure 40-36. 3-Point Goals–St. Bonaventure 10-20 (Adams 5-9, Kaputo 2-3, Gregg 1-1, Wright 1-2, Posley 1-4, Taqqee 0-1), Dayton 5-21 (Smith 2-5, Cooke 2-8, Pierre 1-3, Crosby 0-1, Wehrli 0-1, Miller 0-1, D. Davis 0-2). Fouled Out–K. Davis. Rebounds–St. Bonaventure 37 (Wright 8), Dayton 36 (Pierre 13). Assists–St. Bonaventure 13 (Adams 6), Dayton 12 (Cooke 3). Total Fouls–St. Bonaventure 25, Dayton 22. A–13,455. NO. 18 LOUISVILLE 71, NO. 20 DUKE 64 DUKE (20-7) Allen 8-12 8-9 29, Kennard 3-10 2-4 9, Thornton 3-9 0-0 7, Ingram 3-10 0-1 8, Plumlee 3-5 0-1 6, Jeter 1-1 3-3 5, Pagliuca 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-47 13-18 64. LOUISVILLE (21-6) Lee 8-17 5-8 24, Snider 1-3 0-0 3, Johnson 2-5 2-2 6, Adel 5-7 1-2 12, Onuaku 5-7 0-2 10, Lewis 4-12 0-2 8, Stockman 0-0 0-0 0, Henderson 0-0 0-0 0, Spalding 3-3 1-2 8, Mitchell 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-56 9-18 71. Halftime–Duke 37-29. 3-Point Goals–Duke 9-20 (Allen 5-8, Ingram 2-5, Thornton 1-2, Kennard 1-5), Louisville 6-17 (Lee 3-7, Spalding 1-1, Snider 1-2, Adel 1-2, Mitchell 0-2, Lewis 0-3). Fouled Out–Allen, Kennard. Rebounds–Duke 29 (Plumlee 14), Louisville 31 (Onuaku 11). Assists–Duke 11 (Allen, Kennard 3), Louisville 17 (Lewis 5). Total Fouls–Duke 18, Louisville 21. Technicals–Allen, Johnson. A–22,785. NO. 25 BAYLOR 78, NO. 24 TEXAS 64 BAYLOR (20-7) Motley 12-13 0-1 24, Medford 6-10 0-0 13, Prince 5-10 7-10 17, Wainright 1-2 1-3 4, Freeman 3-6 2-2 8, Gathers 3-5 0-0 6, Lindsey 1-3 2-2 4, McClure 1-1 0-0 2, Maston 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-51 12-18 78. TEXAS (17-10) Taylor 4-7 2-5 10, Felix 1-7 4-4 6, Yancy 0-4 0-0 0, Lammert 4-6 0-0 9, Ibeh 1-2 2-4 4, Mack 2-4 0-0 5, Holland 0-1 0-0 0, Davis Jr. 3-10 4-4 11, Roach Jr. 1-3 2-2 5, Cleare 6-9 2-4 14. Totals 22-53 16-23 64. Halftime–Baylor 40-22. 3-Point Goals–Baylor 2-5 (Medford 1-1, Wainright 1-2, Freeman 0-2), Texas 4-18 (Lammert 1-1, Mack 1-2, Roach Jr. 1-3, Davis Jr. 1-5, Holland 0-1, Yancy 0-1, Taylor 0-2, Felix 0-3). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Baylor 29 (Wainright 5), Texas 22 (Cleare, Yancy 5). Assists–Baylor 12 (Wainright 5), Texas 12 (Felix, Lammert, Taylor 3). Total Fouls–Baylor 22, Texas 21. A–16,540.

Women’s College Basketball Major Scores EAST Army 49, Navy 34 Binghamton 55, Mass.-Lowell 52 Bryant 86, Mount St. Mary’s 52 Bucknell 72, Boston U. 59 Buffalo 58, Miami (Ohio) 39 Dartmouth 63, Columbia 53 Harvard 68, Cornell 63 Holy Cross 59, American U. 50 Lehigh 80, Lafayette 65 Maine 60, Stony Brook 43 New Hampshire 53, Hartford 42 Penn 77, Yale 59 Princeton 83, Brown 57 Sacred Heart 80, Fairleigh Dickinson 65 Saint Joseph’s 74, Rhode Island 63 St. Bonaventure 70, La Salle 63 St. Francis (Pa.) 72, LIU Brooklyn 64 St. Francis Brooklyn 72, Robert Morris 65, OT UMBC 74, Vermont 60 VCU 79, George Washington 68 Wagner 64, CCSU 63 SOUTH Alcorn St. 81, Alabama A&M 64 Arkansas St. 85, Georgia St. 64 Austin Peay 81, Murray St. 72 Belmont 70, Tennessee Tech 49 Charleston Southern 66, Gardner-Webb 63 Charlotte 81, W. Kentucky 72 Chattanooga 67, Mercer 45 Coastal Carolina 58, Liberty 51 Coppin St. 68, Hampton 64 Delaware St. 64, Norfolk St. 61 E. Kentucky 89, Morehead St. 77 FAU 71, North Texas 61 Florida A&M 53, Bethune-Cookman 48 Florida Gulf Coast 63, Kennesaw St. 41 Furman 71, W. Carolina 56 Grambling St. 75, Jackson St. 61 High Point 80, Winthrop 60 Jacksonville 68, NJIT 37 McNeese St. 92, Lamar 84 Md.-Eastern Shore 61, SC State 55 Morgan St. 66, NC Central 55 Northwestern St. 70, New Orleans 53 Old Dominion 77, Marshall 55 Presbyterian 64, Campbell 54 Radford 80, Longwood 64 Rice 68, FIU 62 Richmond 57, George Mason 50 SC-Upstate 75, North Florida 61 Samford 56, ETSU 51 Savannah St. 69, Howard 64 Southern Miss. 65, UTSA 53 Southern U. 57, Alabama St. 55 Stephen F. Austin 89, Nicholls St. 67 Stetson 79, Lipscomb 75 Tennessee St. 50, Jacksonville St. 40 Texas Southern 85, MVSU 30 Troy 100, Appalachian St. 89, OT Tulane 61, Tulsa 42 UALR 50, Georgia Southern 45 UCF 66, SMU 54 UT Martin 86, SIU-Edwardsville 50 UTEP 72, Louisiana Tech 65 Wofford 104, UNC-Greensboro 64 MIDWEST Ball St. 60, W. Michigan 54 Bowling Green 65, Kent St. 55 Cleveland St. 53, Youngstown St. 43 Denver 55, N. Dakota St. 45 Detroit 95, Wright St. 93, OT E. Michigan 84, N. Illinois 60 Grand Canyon 65, Chicago St. 60 Green Bay 71, Valparaiso 35 Michigan 78, Penn St. 73 Milwaukee 62, Ill.-Chicago 56 Northwestern 71, Wisconsin 53 Ohio 101, Akron 73 Oklahoma 72, Kansas 66 SE Missouri 82, E. Illinois 52 South Dakota 80, S. Dakota St. 75 Toledo 81, Cent. Michigan 79, OT Utah Valley 58, UMKC 44 SOUTHWEST Baylor 78, Iowa St. 41 Cent. Arkansas 73, Sam Houston St. 63 Cincinnati 67, Houston 61 Louisiana-Lafayette 59, Texas St. 47 Oral Roberts 79, W. Illinois 55 Prairie View 70, Ark.-Pine Bluff 66 TCU 79, Oklahoma St. 65 Texas A&M-CC 69, Incarnate Word 55 Texas-Arlington 40, Louisiana-Monroe 32 FAR WEST CS Bakersield 80, Texas Rio Grande Valley 66 Cal Poly 77, CS Northridge 66 Cal St.-Fullerton 66, UC Irvine 53 Colorado St. 62, Wyoming 57 E. Washington 70, Portland St. 57 Fresno St. 67, Utah St. 61 Idaho 107, Sacramento St. 60 Idaho St. 64, S. Utah 47 Long Beach St. 58, UC Santa Barbara 55 Montana 70, Montana St. 66 Nevada 71, UNLV 65 New Mexico 58, Air Force 36 North Dakota 59, N. Colorado 58 Paciic 84, Gonzaga 83, OT Saint Mary’s (Cal) 95, Portland 53 San Diego St. 87, San Jose St. 70 San Francisco 81, Loyola Marymount 72 Santa Clara 84, Pepperdine 50 Weber St. 95, N. Arizona 88, OT NO. 4 BAYLOR 78, IOWA ST. 41 IOWA ST. (13-13) Burkhall 4-16 2-2 10, Buckley 3-14 2-3 8, Johnson 4-12 2-3 12, Blaskowsky 1-3 0-0 3, Carleton 1-11

0-0 3, Durr 0-4 0-0 0, Albrecht 0-0 0-0 0, Ricketts 0-1 0-0 0, Baier 2-3 0-0 5, Jensen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-64 6-8 41. BAYLOR (27-1) Davis 2-9 2-2 6, Mompremier 4-5 0-0 8, Johnson 6-9 1-2 13, Prince 2-6 0-0 4, Jones 7-14 0-0 18, Cohen 1-3 2-2 4, Fuqua’ 0-0 0-0 0, Wallace 0-6 0-0 0, Szczepanski 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 7-8 2-2 16, Dry 0-1 0-2 0, Higgins 1-1 0-0 2, Cave 3-7 1-1 7. Totals 33-70 8-11 78. Iowa St. 9 10 15 7 — 41 Baylor 17 13 29 19 — 78 3-Point Goals–Iowa St. 5-19 (Johnson 2-7, Baier 1-1, Blaskowsky 1-2, Carleton 1-6, Buckley 0-1, Burkhall 0-1, Durr 0-1), Baylor 4-10 (Jones 4-7, Prince 0-1, Wallace 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Iowa St. 25 (Carleton 7), Baylor 64 (Johnson 10). Assists– Iowa St. 7 (Buckley 4), Baylor 20 (Johnson 8). Total Fouls–Iowa St. 11, Baylor 8. A–7,216. NO. 7 OREGON ST. 76, SOUTHERN CAL 52 SOUTHERN CAL (18-9) Jaco 3-7 2-2 8, Edwards 2-7 0-0 4, Lloyd 4-8 2-3 10, Simon 1-10 0-0 2, Fagbenle 2-11 4-6 8, Taito 0-2 0-0 0, Effa 0-2 3-4 3, Mazyck 5-16 5-5 17, Abejon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-63 16-20 52. OREGON ST. (23-3) Hanson 4-5 1-2 10, Weisner 6-14 5-5 18, Wiese 5-8 2-2 14, Hunter 1-5 0-0 3, Hamblin 2-5 2-2 6, Brown 0-2 0-0 0, Siegner 2-3 1-2 5, McWilliams 0-1 2-2 2, Orum 3-3 0-0 6, Gulich 1-4 0-0 2, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Kalmer 3-6 2-2 10. Totals 27-57 15-17 76. Southern Cal 9 14 12 17 — 52 Oregon St. 9 20 27 20 — 76 3-Point Goals–Southern Cal 2-7 (Mazyck 2-3, Lloyd 0-1, Edwards 0-1, Jaco 0-2), Oregon St. 7-18 (Kalmer 2-4, Wiese 2-4, Hanson 1-1, Hunter 1-2, Weisner 1-5, McWilliams 0-1, Siegner 0-1). Fouled Out–Effa. Rebounds–Southern Cal 35 (Fagbenle, Lloyd, Mazyck 6), Oregon St. 44 (Hamblin 13). Assists–Southern Cal 5 (Edwards, Mazyck 2), Oregon St. 19 (Wiese 9). Total Fouls–Southern Cal 17, Oregon St. 16. A–NA. TCU 79, NO. 17 OKLAHOMA ST. 65 OKLAHOMA ST. (19-7) Coleman 1-5 0-0 2, Jensen 8-15 4-8 20, Walton 3-5 2-2 9, Martin 14-23 0-3 28, Patton 2-6 0-0 6, Simon 0-0 0-0 0, Omozee 0-1 0-0 0, Holt 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 0-0 0-2 0, Wheeler 0-3 0-0 0, Loecker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-59 6-15 65. TCU (15-11) Butts 3-6 3-4 12, Willie 0-0 0-0 0, Hamilton 3-12 4-4 10, Medley 7-14 1-2 20, Alix 7-12 0-0 17, Thompson 4-8 0-0 10, Coleman 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 4-8 0-3 8, Hives-McCray 1-3 0-0 2, Diaz 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 29-67 8-13 79. Oklahoma St. 21 14 14 16 — 65 TCU 19 19 21 20 — 79 3-Point Goals–Oklahoma St. 3-14 (Patton 2-6, Walton 1-2, Omozee 0-1, Jensen 0-1, Coleman 0-2, Wheeler 0-2), TCU 13-26 (Medley 5-8, Butts 3-4, Alix 3-7, Thompson 2-5, Diaz 0-2). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Oklahoma St. 42 (Martin 12), TCU 35 (Moore 10). Assists–Oklahoma St. 25 (Patton 11), TCU 16 (Alix 5). Total Fouls–Oklahoma St. 12, TCU 15. A–2,183. NO. 20 OKLAHOMA 72, KANSAS 66 OKLAHOMA (18-8) K. Williams 3-9 0-2 6, Little 5-8 0-0 11, Ortiz 0-3 0-0 0, Manning 7-11 4-5 18, Carter 2-6 4-4 9, PierreLouis 8-9 4-4 20, Edwards 0-0 3-6 3, Wyatt 0-2 0-0 0, Kellogg 0-1 0-0 0, L. Williams 2-2 1-1 5. Totals 27-51 16-22 72. KANSAS (5-21) Manning-Allen 0-1 4-4 4, Aldridge 8-12 0-0 20, Robertson 3-5 0-0 6, Cheadle 3-6 1-2 7, Kopatich 2-12 0-0 6, Brown 3-4 0-0 6, O’Neal 5-9 0-0 15, Christopher 0-2 0-0 0, Johnson 1-5 0-0 2. Totals 25-56 5-6 66. Oklahoma 13 22 16 21 — 72 Kansas 22 6 20 18 — 66 3-Point Goals–Oklahoma 2-6 (Little 1-1, Carter 1-2, Ortiz 0-1, Kellogg 0-1, Manning 0-1), Kansas 11-27 (O’Neal 5-8, Aldridge 4-6, Kopatich 2-10, Christopher 0-1, Brown 0-1, Cheadle 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Oklahoma 26 (Manning 5), Kansas 32 (Johnson 6). Assists–Oklahoma 10 (Edwards 3), Kansas 17 (Aldridge 7). Total Fouls–Oklahoma 9, Kansas 23. A–4,737.

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS GARDEN PLAIN 55, CHAPARRAL 31 GARDEN PLAIN (55) May 22, Becker 13, Mannebach 10, Heimerman 4, Pauly 2, Hendryx 2, Gudenkauf 2 CHAPARRAL (31) Newlin 12, Douglas 8, Valderas 6, Bringer 3, Spicer 2 Garden Plain 12 8 17 18 -- 55 Chaparral 12 2 6 11 -- 31 3 point goals: GP 10 (May 6, Becker 1, Mannebach 2, Heirmerman 1); C 2 (Valderas) GIRLS HAVEN 56, LARNED 24 LARNED (24) Aldrich 5, Parr 5, Bright 3, Skelton 9, Perez 2 HAVEN (56) Wagler 8, Stucky 16, Hendrixson 14, Mattingly 2, Ummel 9, Nisly 7 Larned 10 1 6 7 -24 Haven 10 15 12 19 -56 3 point goals: L 3 (Aldrich 1, Parr 1, Skelton 1); H 7 Stucky 1, Hendrixson 4, Ummel 2)

GOLF NORTHERN TRUST OPEN SCORES Saturday At Riviera Country Club Los Angeles Purse: $6.8 million Yardage: 7,322; Par: 71 Third Round a-amateur Bubba Watson 66-68-67 — 201 Jason Kokrak 68-64-70 — 202 Chez Reavie 66-67-69 — 202 Dustin Johnson 68-66-68 — 202 Kevin Chappell 68-69-66 — 203 K.J. Choi 69-67-67 — 203 Rory McIlroy 67-69-67 — 203 Adam Scott 68-68-67 — 203 Marc Leishman 68-67-68 — 203 Hideki Matsuyama 69-67-68 — 204 Troy Merritt 68-66-70 — 204 Sung Kang 70-69-66 — 205 Brendan Steele 70-67-68 — 205 Steve Stricker 71-68-67 — 206 Ryan Moore 69-68-69 — 206 ISPS HANDA WOMEN’S AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCORES Saturday At The Grange Golf Club (West Course) Adelaide, Australia Purse: $1.3 million Yardage: 6,600; Par: 72 Third Round a-amateur Danielle Kang 70-70-67 — 207 Haru Nomura 69-68-70 — 207 Jenny Shin 67-70-70 — 207 Lydia Ko 70-70-68 — 208 Karrie Webb 67-71-70 — 208 Paula Reto 70-70-69 — 209 Ha Na Jang 69-70-70 — 209 Caroline Masson 66-71-72 — 209 Catriona Matthew 67-69-73 — 209 Ryann O’Toole 70-72-68 — 210 Stacey Keating 70-70-70 — 210 Xi Yu Lin 70-67-73 — 210 Jodi Ewart Shadoff 71-73-67 — 211 Nontaya Srisawang 73-70-68 — 211 Eun Woo Choi 71-71-69 — 211

HOCKEY NHL STANDINGS EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF Florida 59 34 18 7 75 164 Tampa Bay 58 32 22 4 68 159 Boston 58 31 21 6 68 174 Detroit 58 29 20 9 67 149 Montreal 59 28 27 4 60 162 Ottawa 59 27 26 6 60 169 Buffalo 59 24 28 7 55 141 Toronto 56 20 27 9 49 136 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF Washington 57 43 10 4 90 191

GA 137 146 160 153 163 184 162 167 GA 131

N.Y. Rangers 58 33 19 6 72 170 150 N.Y. Islanders 57 31 19 7 69 164 144 Pittsburgh 57 29 20 8 66 150 148 New Jersey 60 29 24 7 65 133 141 Carolina 59 27 22 10 64 146 156 Philadelphia 57 25 21 11 61 139 154 Columbus 59 23 29 7 53 149 184 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central GP W L OT Pts GF GA Chicago 61 38 18 5 81 175 142 Dallas 59 37 16 6 80 191 162 St. Louis 60 34 17 9 77 147 140 Nashville 58 27 21 10 64 153 152 Colorado 60 30 26 4 64 161 166 Minnesota 58 26 22 10 62 150 147 Winnipeg 58 25 29 4 54 149 171 Paciic GP W L OT Pts GF GA Los Angeles 57 33 20 4 70 155 136 Anaheim 57 30 19 8 68 141 139 San Jose 57 31 21 5 67 168 154 Arizona 57 27 24 6 60 157 174 Vancouver 58 22 24 12 56 137 167 Calgary 57 26 28 3 55 158 175 Edmonton 59 22 31 6 50 148 181 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday’s Games Montreal 3, Philadelphia 2, SO N.Y. Islanders 1, New Jersey 0 Carolina 5, San Jose 2 Buffalo 4, Columbus 0 Calgary 5, Vancouver 2 Saturday’s Games Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 Florida 3, Winnipeg 1 Washington 4, New Jersey 3 Philadelphia at Toronto, 6 p.m. Detroit at Ottawa, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Nashville, 7 p.m. Boston at Dallas, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 8 p.m. Colorado at Edmonton, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 11:30 a.m. Chicago vs. Minnesota at Minneapolis, MN, 2:30 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 6 p.m. Calgary at Anaheim, 6 p.m. Colorado at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Monday’s Games Columbus at Boston, 6 p.m. Arizona at Washington, 6 p.m. Nashville at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 7 p.m. RED WINGS-SENATORS SUM Detroit 0 2 0 0 — 2 Ottawa 0 1 1 0 — 3 Ottawa won shootout 1-0 First Period–None. Second Period–1, Detroit, Athanasiou 2, 10:46. 2, Ottawa, Z.Smith 14 (Pageau), 11:46. 3, Detroit, Richards 6, 17:52. Third Period–4, Ottawa, Phaneuf 4, 16:09. Overtime–None. Shootout–Detroit 0 (Nyquist NG, Richards NG, Datsyuk NG), Ottawa 1 (Ryan NG, Turris G, Zibanejad NG). Shots on Goal–Detroit 9-7-8-7–31. Ottawa 6-10-8-3–27. Goalies–Detroit, Mrazek. Ottawa, Anderson. A–18,930 (19,153). T–2:44. JETS-PANTHERS SUM Winnipeg 1 0 0 — 1 Florida 0 1 2 — 3 First Period–1, Winnipeg, Ehlers 14 (Byfuglien, Perreault), 14:35 (pp). Second Period–2, Florida, Jagr 19 (Kulikov, Jokinen), 4:53. Third Period–3, Florida, Smith 19 (Kulikov), 3:58 (pp). 4, Florida, Jagr 20 (Jokinen), 13:37. Shots on Goal–Winnipeg 9-10-12–31. Florida 12-8-11–31. Goalies–Winnipeg, Hutchinson. Florida, Luongo. A–16,210 (19,250). T–2:27. DEVILS-CAPITALS SUM New Jersey 2 0 1 — 3 Washington 1 1 2 — 4 First Period–1, New Jersey, Zajac 9 (Boucher, Palmieri), 15:28. 2, Washington, Ovechkin 38 (Orlov), 17:02. 3, New Jersey, Palmieri 22 (Boucher), 19:32. Second Period–4, Washington, Kuznetsov 17 (Latta, Laich), 9:16. Third Period–5, New Jersey, Boucher 4 (Zajac, J.Moore), 11:04. 6, Washington, Oshie 17 (Orlov, Orpik), 13:55. 7, Washington, Orpik 2 (Kuznetsov, Ovechkin), 16:02. Shots on Goal–New Jersey 14-4-6–24. Washington 8-12-12–32. Goalies–New Jersey, Schneider. Washington, Holtby. A–18,506 (18,506). T–2:26. FLYERS-MAPLE LEAFS SUM Philadelphia 2 1 1 1—5 Toronto 1 1 2 0—4 First Period–1, Toronto, Matthias 6 (Spaling), 1:29. 2, Philadelphia, Gagner 3 (Schenn, Simmonds), 8:56. 3, Philadelphia, Voracek 10 (Laughton, Rafl), 9:35. Second Period–4, Philadelphia, Schenn 18 (Gudas, Simmonds), :57. 5, Toronto, Spaling 1 (Kadri, Polak), 11:57. Third Period–6, Toronto, Holland 9 (Kadri), 3:16. 7, Toronto, Froese 2 (Clune, Boyes), 4:32. 8, Philadelphia, Read 10 (Rafl, Laughton), 5:04. Overtime–9, Philadelphia, Gostisbehere 12 (Voracek), :29. Shots on Goal–Philadelphia 12-11-4-1–28. Toronto 5-8-11-0–24. Goalies–Philadelphia, Mason, Neuvirth. Toronto, Bernier, Reimer. A–19,060 (18,819). T–2:47.

SWIMMING HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 5-4-3-2-1A STATE MEET At Topeka Team scores Maize 280, Wichita Heights 275.5, Rose Hill 158, Wichita Trinity 136, St. James Academy 134, Miege 132, KC Turner 131.5, Saman 122, Shawnee Heights 114, Newton 91, Maize South 76, Carroll 71, Blue Valley Southwest 60, Mill Valley 58, Winield 58, El Dorado 55, Kapaun 48, Emporia 42, McPherson 35, Hayden 34, Salina South 29, Bonner Springs 28, Aquinas 26, Salina Central 21, Lansing 17, Great Bend 17, DeSoto 13, Wichita Collegiate 7, Chanute 6, LaCrosse 2. Individual results 200 medley relay Championship inals – 1. Wichita Heights (Aidan Gantenbein, Creighton Sanders, Dawson Gantenbein, Joel Alderson), 1:38.41; 2. Maize (Ryan Kuhl, Christian Taylor, Preston Barley, Jacob Ruder), 1:39.45; 3. KC Turner (Tyler Marine, Noah Clay, Gabe Pena, Tucker Marine), 1:41.77; 4. Rose Hill (Austin Farber, Noah Baden, Gavin Smith, David Steinhilpert), 1:41.80; 5. Wichita Trinity (Ben Patton, David Vigilius, Colton Smith, Nathan Flesher), 1:42.06; 6. Shawnee Heights (Cameron Stanley, Jaret Rangel, Josh Florence, Elijah Florence), 1:44.63; 7. Seaman (Zeke Metz, Colton Brennan, Janson Garman, Isaac Schreiner), 1:45.14; 8. Miege (Lex Hernandez-Nietling, John Schultz, Max Hernandez-Nietling, Corbin Brown), 1:45.39 Consolation inals – 9. Carroll (Brock Lubbers, Rory Smith, Alec Clark, Evan Davis), 1:44.09; 10. Newton (Ryan Hirsh, Conner Ekerberg, Shaedon Wedel, Sam Berends), 1:47.18; 11. BV Southwest (Trae Johnsen, Zeke Sarvis, Reed Bowling, Jack Spitler), 1:47.27; 12. Mill Valley (Will Dervin, Chris Sprenger, Garrison Fangman, Adam Grey), 1:48.02; 13. Great Bend (Phane Pedigo, Antoine Flipo, Dawson Clark, Isaac Panzer), 1:48.38; 14. Kapaun (Sean Barleen, John Klimiuk, Jonah Bann, Jack Urban), 1:48.97; 15. Aquinas (Grayson Dunst, Sam Clark, Isaiah Elsener, Derek Ecklund), 1:49.11; 16. Salina South (Alex Dombrowski, Brendan Borcherding, Zach Kaszycki, Raef Young), 1:49.50. 200 freestyle Championship inals – 1. Barley, Maize, 1:46.07; 2. Robert Schmidt, Hayden, 1:47.60; 3. Smith, Wichita Trinity, 1:48.49; 4. Ryan Downing, Bonner Springs, 1:49.50; 5. J. Florence, Shawnee Heights, 1:51.38; 6. Jarod Blazo, DeSoto, 1:52.88; 7. Corbin Hollingsworth, Winield, 1:53.23; 8. Ruder, Maize, 1:55.90. Consolation inals – 9. Ethan Conrady, Wichita Heights, 1:53.02; 10. Brodie Gullic, Maize South, 1:53.14; 11. Ian Holman, BV Southwest, 1:53.32; 12. Jacob Kleespie, Kapaun, 1:54.59; 13. Farber, Rose Hill, 1:54.89; 14. Cooper Garman, Seaman, 1:56.55; 15. Gavin Soukup, McPherson, 1:57.40; 16. Justin Wierman, Kapaun, 1:58.25. 200 individual medley Championship inals – 1. Patton, Wichita Trinity, 1:54.24; 2. Anderson Maginn, St. James Academy, 1:57.53; 3. L. Hernandez-Nietling, Miege, 1:59.93; 4. Brett Young, Maize, 2:00.12; 5. Metz, Seaman, 2:00.96; 6. Taylor, Maize, 2:02.09; 7. A. Gantenbein, Wichita Heights, 2:03.50; 8. Harrison Shively, Maize, 2:04.06. Consolation inals – 9. Lubbers, Carroll, 2:02.51; 10. Wedel, Newton, 2:04.74; 11. Stanley, Shawnee Heights, 2:05.49; 12. Chaz Minkler, Winield, 2:07.19; 13. Kuhl, Maize, 2:08.94; 14. Sprenger, Mill Valley, 2:09.81; 15. Dunst, Aquinas, 2:10.08; 16. Smith, Carroll, 2:13.21. 50 freestyle Championship inals – 1. Smith, Rose Hill, 21.47; 2. Keagan Wilson, El Dorado, 21.55; 3. Dylan Jensen, Wichita Heights, 21.90; 4. Pena, KC Turner, 21.99; 5. Eric Gaeddert, McPherson, 22.38; 6. Will King, Maize South, 22.45; 7. Berends, Newton, 22.56; 8. Zach Abraham, St. James, 22.63. Consolation inals – 9. Tu. Marine, KC Turner, 22.70; 10. (tie) Noah Childs, Wichita Heights and Ty. Marine, KC Turner, 22.93; 12. J. Garman, Seaman, 23.11; 13. Alderson, Wichita Heights, 23.32; 14. Nick Callahan, St. James, 23.42; 15. Davis, Carroll, 23.51; 16. Borcherding, Salina South, 23.73. Diving Championship inals – 1. Jacob Stockton, Miege, 410.30; 2. Mitch Willoughby, Mill Valley, 392.95; 3. Jacob Jones, Emporia, 377.75; 4. Micah Currie,

Emporia, 374.60; 5. Noah Frank, Seaman, 324.20; 6. Landon Davenport, Wichita Heights, 321.10; 7. Jack Petz, St. James, 320.15; 8. Adam Ford, Newton, 285.30; 9. Spencer Burkhard, St. James, 283.20; 10. Collin Hopkins, 279.45; 11. Zach Rodina, St. James, 279.15; 12. Traice Hartter, Seaman, 272.10. 100 butterfly Championship inals – 1. Smith, Rose Hill, 51.88; 2. D. Gantenbein, Wichita Heights, 53.23; 3. Fangman, Mill Valley, 54.08; 4. M. Hernandez-Nietling, Miege, 54.17; 5. Mitch Ridder, Shawnee Heights, 56.73; 6. Eldon Taskinen, Salina Central, 57.14; 7. Tu. Marine, KC Turner, 57.43; DQ. Minkler, Winield. Consolation inals – 9. E. Florence, Shawnee Heights, 57.54; 10. Ryce Olson, Maize, 57.87; 11. Clark, Carroll, 57.99; 12. Dawson Clark Great Bend, 58.36; 13. Kyle Stutzman, Maize, 58.55; 14. Kaszycki, Salina South, 58.73; 15. Elsener, Aquinas, 58.81; 16. Hirsh, Newton, 59.74. 100 freestyle Championship inals – 1. Wilson, El Dorado, 47.72; 2. Barley, Maize, 48.33; 3. Jensen, Wichita Heights, 48.55; 4. Pena, KC Turner, 48.59; 5. Farber, Rose Hill, 49.35; 6. Gaeddert, McPherson, 49.68; 7. Conrady, Wichita Heights, 50.29; 8. Matt Holden, Lansing, 50.73. Consolation inals – 9. King, Maize South, 50.76; 10. Berends, Newton, 51.72; 11. John Powell, Wichita Collegiate, 51.80; 12. Hollingsworth, Winield, 51.87; 13. Drake Gilmore, Chanute, 51.96; 14. Johnsen, BV Southwest, 51.97; 15. Bowling, BV Southwest, 52.46; DQ. Callahan, St. James. 500 freestyle Championship inals – 1. Baden, Rose Hill, 4:46.33; 2. Schmidt, Hayden, 4:50.52; 3. J. Florence, Shawnee Heights, 4 55.60; 4. Metz, Seaman, 4:55.73; 5. Kleespie, Kapaun, 5:02.13; 6. Downing, Bonner Springs, 5 06.18; 7. Cameron Roark, Winield, 5:07.05; 8. Gullic, Maize South, 5:07.97. Consolation inals – 9. Holman, BV Southwest, 5:04.27; 10. Charlie Micklavzina, Aquinas, 5:18.24; 11. Spencer Steinert, McPherson, 5:21.24; 12. Wierman, Kapaun, 5:24.68; 13. Dylan Hawley, Lansing, 5:24.77; 14. Kameron Hall, Wichita Heights, 5:27.91; 15. Cole Pierce, LaCrosse, 5:30.52; 16. Chris Walker, BV Southwest, 5:36.18. 200 freestyle relay Championship inals – 1. Wichita Heights (Conrady, Alderson, Childs, Jensen), 1:29.95; 2. Maize (Young, Kuhl, Ruder, Shively), 1:30.32; 3. St. James (Callahan, Joe Wallace, Abraham, Maginn), 1:30.60; 4. Rose Hill (Farber, Steinhilpert, Baden, Smith), 1:32.47; 5. Maize South (Gabe Cole, Garrett Hager, TC Poynter, King), 1:32.78; 6. Miege (Jeremy Martin, L. Hernandez-Nietling, Schultz, Brown), 1:33.28; 7. Winield (Kabin Bunch, Roark, Hollingsworth, Minkler), 1:33.91; 8. Salina South (Young, Trenton Fabrizius, Kaszycki, Borcherding), 1:34.55. Consolation inals – 9. El Dorado (Ridge Towner, Zane Carson, Mason Paye, Wilson), 1:33.19; 10. Seaman (J. Garman, Logan Stuke, Nathan Brewer, Schreiner), 1:34.30; 11. BV Southwest (Spitler, Sam Krone, Holman, Bowling), 1:34.63; 12. Kapaun (Urban, Will Knorp, Bann, Luke Hesse), 1:35.92; 13. Salina Central (Peyton Chard, Antonio Baneulos, Gage Burmaster, Taskinen), 1:35.99; 14. Mill Valley (Grey, Sprenger, Chase Midyett, Fangman), 1:36.23; 15. Great Bend (Corey Harbaugh, Panzer, Pedigo, Clark), 1:36.35; 16. Carroll (Clark, Smith, Alex Richmeier, Davis), 1:37.11. 100 backstroke Championship inals – 1. Patton, Wichita Trinity, 50.98; 2. D. Gantenbein, Wichita Heights, 52.88; 3. Maginn, St. James, 53.64; 4. A. Gantenbein, Wichita Heights, 54.04; 5. Smith, Wichita Trinity, 54.36; 6. Shively, Maize, 54.77; 7. Ty. Marine, KC Turner, 55.56; 8. Kuhl, Maize, 56.00. Consolation inals – 9. Stanley, Shawnee Heights, 55.92; 10. Lubbers, Carroll, 56.74; 11. M. HernandezNietling, 57.38; 12. Johnsen, BV Southwest, 57.45; 13. Matt Finley, Emporia, 58.57; 14. Childs, Wichita Heights, 58.93; 15. Gilmore, Chanute, 59.14; 16. Powell, Wichita Collegiate, 1:00.37. 100 breaststroke Championship inals – 1. Baden, Rose Hill, 58.60; 2. Sanders, Wichita Heights, 1:00.15; 3. Taylor, Maize, 1:00.70; 4. L. Hernandez-Nietling, Miege, 1:00.73; 5. Young, Maize, 1:02.02; 6. Wedel, Newton, 1:02.36; 7. Smith, Carroll, 1:04.07; 8. Dunst, Aquinas, 1:04.48. Consolation inals – 9. Olson, Maize, 1:04.12; 10. Jordan Conway, Maize, 1:05.01; 11. Vigilius, Wichita Trinity, 1:05.63; 12. Levi Johnson, Wichita Heights, 1:05.72; 12. Brennan, Seaman, 1:06.24; 14. Klimiuk, Kapaun, 1:06.39; 15. Rangel, Shawnee Heights, 1:06.46; 16. Borcherding, Salina South, 1:07.19. 400 freestyle relay Championship inals – 1. Maize (Barley, Taylor, Young, Shively), 3:16.07; 2. Wichita Heights (D. Gantenbein, A. Gantenbein, Conrady, Jensen), 3:16.12; 3. Wichita Trinity (Patton, Smith, Flesher, Vigilus), 3:25.38; 4. KC Turner (Tu. Marine, Pena, Ty. Marine, Thomas Xiong), 3:25.44; 5. St. James (Callahan, Abraham, Joe Wallace, Maginn), 3:25.49; 6. Newton (Wedel, Hirsh, Adam Ford, Berends), 3:26.98; 7. Seaman (Metz, Alessandro Saviantoni, C. Garman, J. Garman), 3:27.41; DQ. Winield (Hollingsworth, Bunch, Minkler, Roark). Consolation inals – 9. Shawnee Heights (Stanley, Jacob Varnon, E. Florence, J. Florence), 3:28.71; 10. Carroll (Clark, Matthew Harding, Richmeier, Lubbers), 3:30.38; 11. Miege (Brown, Martin, M. Hernandez-Nietling, Schultz), 3:31.83; 12. BV Southwest (Johnsen, Holman, Krone, Bowling), 3:31.98; 13. Maize South (Gullic, Onderek, Cole, King), 3:32.42; 14. Mill Valley (Grey, Jeremiah Kemper, Midyett, Fangman), 3:32.60; 15. Kapaun (Wierman, Elliot Merck, Hesse, Kleespie), 3:33.81; 16. Lansing (Josh Burnett, Brendan Jamerson, Hawley, Holden), 3:35.07. CLASS 6A STATE MEET At Topeka Team scores SM East 384.5, Blue Valley North 363, Free State 245, Blue Valley Northwest 206, Blue Valley 141.5, Blue Valley West 132, Wichita East 128, Lawrence 91, Olathe South 88, Washburn Rural 85, Olathe Northwest 78, Wichita West 73, Olathe East 60, SM South 53, Olathe North 44, Topeka High 28, SM North 22, Manhattan 18, SM West 17, Wichita South 16, Wichita Northwest 10, Wichita Southeast 7, Derby 5, SM Northwest 4, Campus 2. Individual results 200 medley relay Championship inals – 1. Free State (Evan Eskilson, Evan Yoder, Jordan Portela, Carson Ziegler), 1:36.01; 2. Blue Valley North (Ryan McMonigle, Jackson Rhodes, Marshall Wietharn, Mitch Fisher), 1:36.77; 3. Shawnee Mission East (Evan Root, Tom Peters, Ian Longan, PJ Spencer), 1:38.58; 4. Blue Valley (Jack Weber, Owen Anderson, Trevor Spraetz, Tilston Harrelson), 1:39.62; 5. Wichita East (Sam Hutchinson, Jack Quah, Matthew Randle, Hugh McPherson), 1:40.81; 6. BV Northwest (Jake Willenbring, Denis Sumarokov, Alex Thill, Joey Lambertz), 1:42.66; 7. Olathe South (Alec Sappenield, Luke Wardle, Max Stoneking, Levi Chun), 1:43.66; 8. Wichita West (John McCullough, Bailey Chavez, Dominick Jones, Elijae Draper), 1:44.31. Consolation inals – 9. Washburn Rural (Nik Connolly, Tarrin Fisher, Jacob Gardner, Jackson Ramshaw), 1:44.11; 10. SM North (Charlie Kaifes, Julian Rivera, Keighan Miller, Carter Jacobson), 1:44.55; 11. Olathe Northwest (Colden Miller, Alec Corkill, Steven Grabill, Nick Kiekbusch), 1:45.39; 12. SM South (Spencer Brown, Thomas Ott, Josh Buss, Joe McAtee), 1:45.78; 13. Lawrence (Alex Heckman, Isaac Springe, Chase Odgers, Patrick Oblon), 1:45.84; 14. Olathe East (Jake Gartenberg, Tyler Lalin, Trevor Walters, Zack Rodriguez), 1:46.12; 15. Topeka High (Matthew Mattivi, Jack Palmer, Matthew Ricks, Dylan Hall), 1:46.75; 16. BV West (Anthony Albarelli, Noah Pollock, Mitch DeWalt, Trevor Baier), 1:48.95. 200 freestyle Championship inals – 1. Portela, Free State, 1:39.94; 2. Aidan Holbrook, SM East, 1:42.50; 3. Logan McMonigle, BV North, 1:43.76; 4. Stephen Johnson, Lawrence, 1:44.60; 5. Jonah Park, BV West, 1:45.54; 6. Ian Hulshof, BV North, 1:46.16; 7. Sam Bruck, SM East, 1:46.22; 8. Chase Mays, Olathe North, 1:47.84. Consolation inals – 9. Tyler Cunningham, SM East, 1:47.80; 10. Colin Hutton, Wichita East, 1:48.61; 11. John Walpole, Free State, 1:49.05; 12. Connolly, Washburn Rural, 1:49.76; 13. Bennett Hense, SM East, 1:50.56; 14. McCullough, Wichita West, 1:50.81; 15. Tyler Maupin, Blue Valley, 1:52.78; 16. Chad Coates, BV West, 1:53.09. 200 individual medley Championship inals – 1. Will Vance, BV North, 1:54.53; 2. Yoder, Free State, 1:57.43; 3. Joe McGuire, SM East, 2:00.40; 4. Stoneking, Olathe South, 2:00.87; 5. McPherson, Wichita East, 201.86; 6. Rhodes, BV North, 2:02.53; 7. Austin Lee, Olathe East, 2:02.70; 8. Christian Hense, SM East, 2:03.53. Consolation inals – 9. Carter Kirkland, SM East, 2:02.40; 10. Randle, Wichita East, 2:03.38; 11. Quah, Wichita East, 2:04.71; 12. Jack Zink, BV North, 2:05.22; 13. Jackson Tilden, SM East, 2:06.02; 14. Wardle, Olathe South, 2:06.57; 15. Earl Hwang, Wichita East, 2:07.08; 16. Palmer, Topeka High, 2:08.25. 50 freestyle Championship inals – 1. Sam Disette, BV North, 20.71; 2. Jordan Cowen, BV West, 21.25; 3. Colten Becker, BV Northwest, 21.54; 4. Hayden Linscott, SM East, 21.64; 5. (tie) Longan, SM East and Colin Strickland, Blue Valley, 21.77; 7. Fisher, BV North, 21.83; 8. Thill, BV Northwest, 22.15. Consolation inals – 9. Kevin Massey, BV Northwest, 22.08; 10. Spencer, SM East, 22.19; 11. Joe Stokes, SM South, 22.25; 12. Matthew Felsen, BV Northwest, 22.48; 13. Ziegler, Free State, 22.68; 14. Mason Witterstaetter, BV West, 22.69; 15. Owen Stamper, BV North, 22.76; 16. Thomas Dworak, Derby, 22.82. Diving Championship inals – 1. Brant Pitcairn, Olathe Northwest, 521.00; 2. Ryan O’Neil, SM West, 425.00; 3. Chad Bourdon, Free State, 401.70; 4. Jackson Wells, BV Northwest, 394.95; 5. Robert Sniezek, SM East, 381.50; 6. Connor Cox, Washburn Rural, 377.45; 7. Dylon Miller, Wichita South, 361.55; 8. Bradley Davis, Olathe Northwest, 355.15; 9. Carter

Nelson, Manhattan, 350.75; 10. Joe Claycomb, Olathe Northwest, 348.60; 11. Izaiah Bowie, Lawrence, 347.95; 12. Skylar Eklund, Free State, 336.15; 13. Jaden Karnes, SM Northwest, 332.45; 14. Kyle Fuhrman, Olathe Northwest, 326.20; 15. Pete Stanton, 319.90; 16. Lawson Smith, SM East, 308.75. 100 butterfly Championship inals – 1. Portela, Free State, 49.44 (record; old record: 49.77, Portela, Free State, 2015); 2. R. McMonigle, BV North, 51.60; 3. Becker, BV Northwest, 51.76; 4. Eskilson, Free State, 52.32; 5. Thill, BV Northwest, 52.45; 6. Ricks, Topeka High, 52.82; 7. Weber, Blue Valley, 53.38; 8. Mays, Olathe North, 54.03. Consolation inals – 9. Kirkland, SM East, 53.91; 10. Cunningham, SM East, 54.20; 11. Hense, SM East, 54.58; 12. Grabill, Olathe Northwest, 55.30; 13. Tilden, SM East, 55.43; 14. Stefano Pedrazzini, BV North, 55.78; 15. Ethan Kallenberger, Free State, 55.88; 16. Gartenberg, Olathe East, 56.48. 100 freestyle Championship inals – 1. Disette, BV North, 46.41; 2. Linscott, SM East, 46.90; 3. Vance, BV North, 47.33; 4. Strickland, Blue Valley, 47.64; 5. Fisher, Washburn Rural, 48.22; 6. Stokes, SM South, 48.76; 7. Root, SM East, 48.77; 8. Felsen, BV Northwest, 49.14. Consolation inals – 9. Massey, BV Northwest, 49.57; 10. Elias Lowland, SM East, 49.77; 11. Heckman, Lawrence, 49.84; 12. Spencer, SM East, 50.25; 13. Witterstaetter, BV West, 50.28; 14. Odgers, Lawrence, 50.82; 15. Noah Harris, BV Northwest, 50.83; 16. Noah Williams, Wichita Northwest, 51.38. 500 freestyle Championship inals – 1. Holbrook, SM East, 4:39.63; 2. L. McMonigle, BV North, 4:45.13; 3. Stoneking, Olathe South, 4:46.77; 4. Johnson, Lawrence, 4:46.99; 5. Hulshof, BV North, 4:48.02; 6. Park, BV West, 4:48.49; 7. Bruck, SM East, 4:48.88; 8. Lee, Olathe East, 4:54.64. Consolation inals – 9. Walpole, Free State, 4:51.71; 10. Alec Lebeda, Wichita Southeast, 4:55.98; 11. Hense, SM East, 5:00.17; 12. McCullough, Wichita West, 5:00.18; 13. Connolly, Washburn Rural, 5:02.97; 14. Matt Bandy, Manhattan, 5:03.50; 15. Brett Carey, Free State, 5:10.14; 16. Palmer, Topeka High, 5:11.06. 200 freestyle relay Championship inals – 1. BV North (Fisher, Stamper, Vance, Disette), 1:26.05; 2. BV Northwest (Felsen, Thill, Massey, Becker), 1:26.48; 3. BV West (Coates, Park, Witterstaetter, Cowen), 1:28.59; 4. SM East (Holbrook, Peters, Spencer, Linscott), 1:29.08; 5. Wichita West (Chavez, Draper, David Garcia, Jones), 1:31.01; 6. Olathe South (Brandon Powell, Chun, Wardle, Stoneking), 1:32.41; 7. Free State (Kallenberger, Brandon Bunting, Walpole, Ziegler), 1:32.87; DQ. Olathe North (Evan Hiesberger, Cameron Bohl, Justin Bright, Mays). Consolation inals – 9. Blue Valley (Spraetz, Anderson, Maupin, Strickland), 1:31.77; 10. Lawrence (Odgers, Oblon, Heckman, Johnson), 1:32.09; 11. Olathe Northwest (Chris Kamerer, Grabill, Corkill, Kiekbusch), 1:32.11; 12. SM South (Joe McAtee, Spencer Brown, Greg Strobel, Stokes), 1:33.53; 13. Wichita Northwest (Williams, Noah Thompson, Duncan Haase, Blaine Siemiller), 1:34.44; 14. Olathe East (Rodriguez, Sam Ockerhausen, Kyle Gabrielson, Lee), 1:4.51; 15. Wichita South (Gabriel Enriquez, Robert Morrison, Nathan Corn, Isaiah Gough), 1:35.00; 16. SM North (Keighan Miller, Julian Rivera, Clayton McMillin, Carter Jacobson), 1:35.48. 100 backstroke Championship inals – 1. R. McMonigle, BV North, 50.84; 2. Eskilson, Free State, 52.35; 3. Weber, Blue Valley, 52.93; 4. Longan, SM East, 53.30; 5. Gartenberg, Olathe East, 53.48; 6. Root, SM East, 54.16; 7. Hutchinson, Wichita East, 55.56; 8. Randle, Wichita East, 55.80. Consolation inals – 9. Ricks, Topeka High, 56.08; 10. Pedrazzini, BV North, 56.23; 11. Charlie Kaifes, SM North, 56.86; 12. Willinbring, BV Northwest, 58.01; 13. Bohl, Olathe North, 58.11; 14. Brock Robbins, BV Northwest, 58.26; 15. Josh Buss, SM South, 58.65; 16. Kallenberger, Free State, 1:01.06. 100 breaststroke Championship inals – 1. Cowen, BV West, 57.02; 2. Fisher, Washburn Rural, 58.84; 3. Quah, Wichita East, 59.00; 4. Fisher, BV North, 1:00.57; 5. Rhodes, BV North, 1:00.81; 6. Yoder, Free State, 1:00.85; 7. Peters, SM East, 1:02.17; 8. McGuire, SM East, 1:03.12. Consolation inals – 9. Jones, Wichita West, 1:01.89; 10. Anderson, Blue Valley, 1:01.93; 11. Bandy, Manhattan, 1:02.42; 11. Zink, BV North, 1:02.77; 13. Wardle, Olathe South, 1:02.87; 14. McPherson, Wichita East, 1:02.98; 15. Jon Fleming, Campus, 1:04.03; 16. Thompson, Wichita Northwest, 1:04.81. 400 freestyle relay Championship inals – 1. BV North (Vance, Hulshof, L. McMonigle, Disette), 3:08.81; 2. Free State (Eskilson, Walpole, Yoder, Portela), 3:10.21; 3. SM East (Holbrook, Longan, Root, Linscott), 3:12.86; 4. BV Northwest (Harris, Felsen, Massey, Becker), 3:15.15; 5. Blue Valley (Maupin, Harrelson, Weber, Strickland), 3:16.79; 6. BV West (Coates, Witterstaetter, Park, Cowen), 3:17.21; 7. Lawrence (Odgers, Springe, Heckman, Johnson), 3:20.26; 8. Wichita East (McPherson, Hutton, Randle, Hutchinson), 3:21.33. Consolation inals – 9. Olathe North (Hiesberger, Bright, Bohl, Mays), 3:23.44; 10. Washburn Rural (Connolly, Jacob Lee, Gardner, Fisher), 3:25.55; 11. SM South (Noah Birkel, Strobel, Brown, Stokes), 3:25.92; 12. Olathe East (Lee, Rodriguez, Gabrielson, Gartenberg), 3:26.49; 13. Olathe Northwest (Corkill, Chris Kamerer, Grabill, Kiekbusch), 3:26.96; 14. Wichita West (Garcia, Logan Godsey, Draper, McCullough), 3:30.35; 15. Derby (Dworak, Brett Voth, Danny Smith, Jacob Prickett), 3:30.99; DQ. Wichita Northwest (Williams, Thompson, Haase, Siemiller).

TENNIS ATP WORLD TOUR DELRAY BEACH INTERNATIONAL RESULTS Saturday At Delray Beach Stadium & Tennis Center Delray Beach, Fla. Purse: $514,065 (WT250) Surface: Hard-Outdoor Singles Semiinals Rajeev Ram, United States, def. Grigor Dimitrov (4), Bulgaria, 6-4, 6-3. Doubles Semiinals Oliver Marach, Austria, and Fabrice Martin, France, def. Treat Huey, Philippines, and Max Mirnyi, Belarus, 3-6, 6-1, 10-5. MORE RIO OPEN RESULTS Saturday At Jockey Club Brasileiro Rio de Janeiro Purse: Men, $1.33 million (WT500) Women, $226,750 (Intl.) Surface: Clay-Outdoor Singles Women Semiinals Francesca Schiavone, Italy, def. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-3, 6-3. Shelby Rogers, United States, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 6-4, 6-4. Doubles Women Championship Veronica Cedepe Royg, Paraguay, and Maria Irigoyen (4), Argentina, def. Tara Moore, Britain, and Conny Perrin, Switzerland, 6-1, 7-6 (5). MORE

WRESTLING HIGH SCHOOL CLASS 6A DODGE CITY REGIONAL Hutchinson results. Top four qualify for state. 106: Brian Gates, 1-1, second 113: Tyrese Moore, 0-2 126: Hagen Kent, 3-0, irst 132: Patrick Graebner, 1-2 145: Sam Vasquez, 1-2 152: Riley Smith, 0-2 160: Lucas Dunbar, 1-2 170: Lukas Schweigert, 3-1, third 195: Dylan Chesterman, 2-2, fourth 220: Dylan Jensen, 0-2 285: Lane Dimitt, 0-2

ETC. Transactions BASEBALL American League DETROIT TIGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Bobby Parnell on a minor league contract. National League CHICAGO CUBS — Released LHP Luis Cruz. COLORADO ROCKIES — Released LHP Christian Friedrich. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with OF Matt Joyce on a minor league contract. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with RHP Casey Janssen on a minor league contract. FOOTBALL National Football League DETROIT LIONS — Released DT C.J. Wilson. HOCKEY American Hockey League CHARLOTTE CHECKERS — Recalled G Daniel Altshuller from Florida (ECHL). ONTARIO REIGN — Assigned RW Scott Sabourin and D Zach Leslie to Manchester (ECHL). STOCKTON HEAT — Signed D Mike Vernace and Gabriel Verpaelst to professional tryout contracts. COLLEGE WISCONSIN — Named Jim Leonhard defensive backs coach.


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Outdoors Grand Canyon officials face discipline BY FELICIA FONSECA Associated Press

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The top two officials at Grand Canyon National Park are among those facing disciplinary action following a federal report that found they violated policies on reporting and investigating allegations of sexual harassment in the park’s river district. The National Park Service’s Intermountain Region director, Sue Masica, declined Thursday to say what specific actions would be taken against Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, and his deputy Diane Chalfant. The possibilities, in general, range from a warning letter, a reprimand, and suspension to termination, she said. “You kind of have to match the severity of the action by the individual with the previous records to what’s appropriate for the particular circumstance,” she said. “I’ll be looking at all of that.” A complaint filed in 2014 by 13 former and current Grand Canyon employees prompted an investigation by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Inspector General. The complaint alleged a 15-year pattern of abuse in the river district on rafting trips led by the Park Service. Members of Arizona’s congressional delegation said they were outraged and called for swift action. The report focused on allegations lodged against four male NPS employees who pressured female co-workers for sex, touched them inappropriately, made lewd comments and retaliated when they were rejected. It also found that disciplinary actions were inconsistent when it came

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This Aug. 29, 2002, photo shows the Colorado River at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The National Park Service has outlined a series of actions in response to a federal report that found employees at the Grand Canyon preyed on their female colleagues and retaliated against them for refusing sexual advances. The agency’s Intermountain Region director, Sue Masica, said employees will be disciplined appropriately and she will push a message of zero tolerance. to sexual harassment and that the Grand Canyon’s chain of command failed to properly investigate or report allegations of misconduct – a violation of Interior Department policy. Masica said Uberuaga and Chalfant are responsible for complying with that policy. She set a May 1 deadline for disciplinary action against them, but the results likely won’t be revealed publicly because they are considered personnel matters, she said. A boatman who propositioned women for sex remains employed at Grand Canyon but is restricted from participating on river trips. Masica said he would be disciplined as well. Two other boatmen resigned in 2006 and 2013 after serving suspensions for sexual harassment. A supervisor who grabbed

the crotch of a contract employee retired in 2015, according to the report. Michelle Kearney, a former Grand Canyon river district ranger who signed on to the 2014 complaint, said she’s pleased that the Park Service is “holding people accountable for this behavior.” Other reforms outlined by Masica include thirdparty reviews of a string of past disciplinary actions to ensure consistency and of a 2013 report by the Equal Employment Opportunity office that looked into similar sexual harassment complaints. Masica vowed to develop comprehensive training programs, to apologize personally to those who filed the 2014 complaint and to separate the patrol functions of the river district from the support services

for rafting trips. Grand Canyon National Park manages 280 miles of the Colorado River, providing emergency and medical services as well as guiding researchers, politicians and students on a dozen river trips per year. Masica set deadlines within 2016 for the reforms, many of which she’ll lead in implementing. She said the reforms hopefully would set a new tone and direction for the Grand Canyon, one of the nation’s busiest national parks with more than 5 million visitors a year. Meanwhile, she said she’ll push a message of zero tolerance for sexual harassment and hostile work environments. “While dismayed at the work environment described in the report, I am committed to working to change the situation and

keep similar situations from happening again,” she wrote in response to the report. “The employees of Grand Canyon National Park deserve nothing less than that.” Kearney praised the reforms as robust and healthy. She suggested that the Park Service seek help from the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Violence Against Women for resources in developing training programs. The Park Service also should have at least two systems to report misconduct, sexual harassment and violence that are centered on the victim and confidential, she said. “The system failed. We tried every avenue, and it failed,” she said. “It needs to be reviewed. Those people in those positions need to have special training.”

Scientists: Puffins might spend the winter off New Jersey BY PATRICK WHITTLE Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine – Researchers say they’ve found an answer to the long-standing question of where Maine’s Atlantic puffins spend the winter: far off New Jersey and New York. Puffins are the colorful seabirds of the auk family that are graceful in the water and awkward on land and air. The birds spend the spring breeding season and summer in coastal areas before heading out to open ocean waters in the autumn and winter. The National Audubon Society has described the exact winter locations of Maine’s puffins as “long a mystery” to scientists. But the organization said Tuesday that locators recovered from 19 puffins in recent years show the birds spent a chunk of the winter several states away from Maine. The area most frequented by puffins in the

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In this Aug. 1, 2014, photo, Atlantic puffins congregate near their burrows on Eastern Egg Rock, a small island off the coast of Maine. Scientists say they have cracked the code about where Maine’s beloved, colorful Atlantic puffins go in the winter. The answer is somewhat surprising: they float out in offshore waters off the New Jersey coast. winter was about 200 miles southeast of Cape Cod, said Stephen Kress, the director of the Audubon Seabird Restoration Program. Kress said the data showed puffins

winter over underwater canyons and sea mountains in the Atlantic. Audubon said its findings represent the first time the winter grounds of Maine-breeding

Atlantic puffins have been mapped. It’s an important discovery because puffins are a threatened species and data about their movements are needed to inform conservation

efforts, Kress said. “Potential threats of commercial fishing, offshore wind and climate change have prompted the need for information on the nonbreeding movements and wintering locations of seabirds that nest in the Gulf of Maine,” he said. Atlantic puffins have a large total population estimated at more than 10 million, but the International Union for Conservation of Nature says that population is declining. The bird is a favorite with birdwatchers and tour groups and has been the subject of vigorous conservation efforts in localized areas, including Maine, where there are about 1,000 pairs of puffins. Puffins nearly disappeared from the Maine coast because of hunting and egg collecting in the 19th century but have rebounded in the last four decades thanks to restoration efforts, Kress said.

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Kan. bowhunters to have convention in Hutchinson The Kansas Bowhunters Association will have its 43rd annual State Convention and Banquet in Hutchinson Friday through Sunday. Those with a passion for bowhunting, bowfishing, archery, outdoor gear and products, photography, paintings, arts and crafts, custom made knives, bows, antlers, wildlife or taxidermy won’t want to miss this packed weekend. The Convention and Banquet will take place at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center, 1400 North Lorraine. Rooms can be reserved by calling (620) 669-9311. Event activities include an informal gathering with guest speaker, bowhunter and multiple big game record holder Jack Frost on Friday evening. Saturday morning events include vendor/booth/ exhibitor displays and merchandise, as well as a ladies gathering. Saturday afternoon and evening include an informal question and answer period with Kansas Department of Wildlife Parks and Tourism, awards ceremony and banquet with guest speaker presentation, fundraising auction, raffle drawings and kids pizza party. Sunday morning events include a worship service and guest speaker presentation. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Bob or Sherry Griffin at (785) 806-1493 or email kbasec@gmail.com.

Dutch tourist says he’s lucky to survive Nepal tiger attack KATHMANDU, Nepal – A Dutch tourist who survived a tiger attack in the jungles of southwestern Nepal over the weekend by climbing a tree said Monday that he’s lucky to be alive and will now have a story to tell when he returns home. Gerard Van Laar said he was attacked by the tiger when he and his Nepalese guide were hiking in Bardia National Park on Saturday. “I was super lucky to be alive. I would have been dead if it had not been for Krishna (the guide),” Laar said by phone from Bardia, about 250 miles southwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. “All of a sudden, I heard a roar and a growl, and the tiger was heading toward us at full speed,” said Laar, who has been travelling in Nepal since last month. He was able to escape by climbing a tree, but his guide was attacked and slightly injured as he ran away to draw the attention of the tiger. The tiger returned and circled the tree while Laar tried to stay as quiet as possible about 6 meters (20 feet) above the ground. About two hours later, the guide arrived back with help and they shouted and used sticks to drive away the tiger. The guide was hospitalized for a day, but Laar was not hurt.

Kenya: Lions wander out of park into residential area NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenyan wildlife authorities say six lions have broken out of the Nairobi National Park and were last seen roaming in a residential area. Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman Paul Udoto said Friday the lions were first spotted at 4 a.m. near a hospital in the suburb of Langata, and later near Kibera, Kenya’s largest slum. Udoto said wildlife rangers do not know how the lions got out of the park which is surrounded by an electric fence. He says a team of wildlife rangers tracking the lions aims to capture them and return them to the park. Nairobi National Park is home to many species of wildlife including endangered black rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes and diverse birdlife. Nairobi’s skyscrapers can be seen from the park. – From staff and wire reports

Oklahoma game warden says disaster was certain for hunters BY BRYAN HENDRICKS Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Associated Press

KAW CITY, Okla. – The game warden that found the bodies of Craig Strickland and Chase Morland said the men were doomed the instant they entered Kaw Lake on Dec. 27 for their fatal duck hunt. Spencer Grace is the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation game warden serving Kay County. He was raised in that area and knows Kaw Lake, northwest of Tulsa near the Kansas border, well. “I’m the only guy that might have found them alive,” Grace told Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. “I knew where they would be given the wind direction. My hope was that they rode the boat to shore and used it for shelter.” Strickland and Morland were unprepared for the stormy, icy

conditions they encountered on the windswept prairie reservoir that morning. Strickland had hunted Kaw Lake, an Arkansas River impoundment, once before, with a guide out of a boat at a place called Bird Island, in the northwest arm of the lake, Grace said. That’s where he and Morland were headed when they disappeared. Grace said the pair entered the lake in a 10-foot aluminum fishing boat that did not have a motor. They had only one kayak paddle to propel and steer the boat. Crammed into this boat were two hunters weighing about 175 pounds each, a large Labrador retriever, four-dozen duck decoys, shotguns, ammo, other assorted gear and a 50-quart Yeti cooler that was half full of food and drinks, Grace said. “I don’t know what the weight rating is for that boat, but it couldn’t be rated for more than 400 pounds,”

Grace said. With that load, the boat had only 3 inches of freeboard, Grace said. The lake was much higher than normal, so it was also a lot wider than normal. They entered the lake on the east bank. A 50-mph wind blew from the northeast, which would have pushed them west. “It wasn’t 50 mile-an-hour gusts,” Grace said. “That was a sustained 50 mile-an-hour wind.” The icy, wind-driven rain created what Grace described as a “rain blizzard.” “The rain froze to whatever it touched,” Grace said. Somehow Strickland and Morland made it across the Arkansas River channel to a narrow strip of land, Grace said. They portaged about 15-20 yards and then paddled through a stretch of flooded timber. Once they cleared the trees, they

entered a wide expanse of open water where there was no windbreak. With the lake so high, the “island” that Strickland and Morland intended to hunt was about 8 feet under water, Grace said. That’s where the boat swamped or capsized. Morland shed his neoprene waders, perhaps believing he could swim better without them, Grace said. “He never made it out of the water,” Grace said. “I found his waders about 500 yards up the bank from where I found his body.” Grace found Strickland’s wader-clad body Jan. 4, on dry land. “He either swam to shore or he rode that Yeti cooler and used the paddle to get to shore,” Grace said. The waders bought Strickland enough time to reach shore, but Grace said it was not possible for a person in waterlogged clothing to

survive long in those conditions. “Even with a lighter or matches, there’s no way he could get a fire going in that weather,” Grace said. Cell phones belonging to the men were smashed and soaked, Grace said, so they would have been unable to summon help. The pair’s last known contact was Dec. 26, at 11:42 p.m., when Morland tweeted that he and Strickland were driving to Kaw Lake through a bad storm. Grace said he believes the accident occurred sometime around 2 a.m. “I assume they capsized in the dark, and were probably dead before the sun came up,” Grace said. A bad end was certain when Strickland and Morland launched the boat, Grace said. Attempting to turn around would have plunged the bow of a seriously overloaded boat into the teeth of high, rolling waves with only a kayak paddle.


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Motorcycle Parts Department Job includes selling parts & accessories, ordering & stocking parts, answering phones, writing shop tickets, and cleaning new & Housekeeping used equipment. Previous Wesley Towers is seeking South Hutchinson experience preferred, but will Full Time employment for the following train the right person. Pay Housekeeping positions: based on experience. The job Ammonia Refrigeration Tech (2nd Shift) •Full-time Housekeeper - is 40+ hours/week, including Maintenance Mechanic Saturdays. Apply in person at Saturday – Wednesday, (6pm-6am) Ely’s Kawasaki, 7am-3pm. This position Tyson Foods offers with 929 E 4th, Hutchinson. is responsible for cleaning/ full-time employment: 620-665-8962 sanitizing rooms/furnishings • Competitive wages • Paid vacation and floor care. Needing help with • 401k Tree Trimming work, •PRN Housekeeper – • Stock purchase Experience preferred days and hours will vary. • Excellent benefits Drivers License Required. •Full-time Laundry – package includes Call 620-727-5777 Tuesday – Friday, medical, dental, vision, 7:30am-2:00pm & prescription plan, short Saturday 5:00am-1:00pm. term disability, long term disability, and life Apply at Wesley Towers insurance. Administrative Center, Go to 910 Coronado, Monday – tysonfoodscareers.com Friday, between 8:00 a.m. to apply. and 5:00 p.m. or apply online Tyson is an Equal Looking to sell at www.wesleytowers.com. Opportunity/Affirmative your home? Pre-employment drug screen Action Employer. Advertise with All qualified applicants and physical required. EOE The Hutchinson News! will be considered without •Online & In Print I AM looking for a highly regard to race, national •Pictures & Digital Ads motivated individual with origin, color, religion, •Package pricing! good communication age, genetics, gender, sexual 800-766-5704 skills. He/She must be a orientation, gender identity, www.hutchads.com self-starter with a positive disability or veteran status. attitude. First year income $45k plus, with unlimited Temporary Farm Labor: upward mobility. You will Keimig Harvesting & be trained in all areas of my Trucking, Sterling, KS, insurance business. has 20 positions with 6 mo. 620-664-4628 or P & G DRYWALL experience for operating 620-665-1490 Wanted - Experienced self-propelled custom for an interview. Drywall Finisher/Some harvesting machinery to Hanging. Drivers License harvest a variety of grain & Required. 620-728-9031 oilseed crops, adjust speed of cutters, blowers & conveyors Pharmacy Tech, & height of cutting head experienced, no evenings, using hand tools, change no weekends. cutting head for appropriate Apply SCP Praire Star crops, drive heavy truck to at 2700 E. 30th Avenue or transport grain; repairs & Sell your stuff faster emilyrohlingscp@yahoo.com maintenance to building & by adding a photo. equip; must be able to lift 75 PLAZA GO TRUCK STOP To learn more, call pounds; must able to obtain Is Needing PT cashiers, The Hutch News driver’s license within 30 days Apply in person at with air brake endorsement 1515 S Main, South Hutch 620-694-5704. to drive grain transporter No Phone Calls Please. trucks; once hired, workers Individual seeking career with Roy’s BBQ may be required to take leading industrial distributor. Kitchen position, 10am random drug tests at no cost Begin as warehousean/driver to 3pm, Tuesday through to worker; testing positive or with chance for advancement Saturday. Apply in person - failure to comply may result through in-house training. 1018 Nickerson Blvd. in immediate termination Valid drivers license required. No Phone Calls Please. from employment; tools, Apply in person 2503 E 14th, equipment, housing and daily Hutchinson, Mon-Fri 2-4pm trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; KANZA COOPERATIVE trans & subsistence expenses Association reimb.; minimum wage rate is hiring for the position of of $11.15 – $13.80/hr up Energy Manager Seasonal Painter to $2100/mo. plus room & to oversee the Wesley Towers is seeking a board depending on crop energy sales and service and location from TX, KS, position for an experienced of the cooperative. CO & MT, increase based on seasonal painter, working This position experience, may work nights will office out of our Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. and weekends; three-fourths Andale location - 4:00 p.m. This position work period guaranteed from The Energy Manager is responsible for exterior 3/28/16 – 12/15/16. Apply at is responsible for the painting of the duplexes nearest KS Workforce Office cooperative’s energy with Job Order 9895051 or operations including: sales, across campus. Must be at call 785-291-3470. least 18 years of age and profiability, inventory, have a valid driver’s license. supervision, reporting, safety, and maintenance. Apply at Wesley Towers 3 years related experience Administrative Center, and/or training; 910 Coronado, Monday – or equivalent combination Friday, between 8:00 a.m. The Hutchinson News of education and - 5:00 p.m. or apply online has an open route in experience. at www.wesleytowers.com. Greensburg. Resumes can be sent to Pre-employment drug screen Crystal Smarsh, To apply contact Mary csmarsh@afcoop.com and physical is required. EOE

at 620-694-5700 ext. 121 or email mfistler@ hutchnews.com

Employment Opportunities Temporary Farm Labor: Sebes Hay, Larned, KS, has 7 positions with 3 months experience required for operating large farm equip for cultivating, tilling, fertilizing, planting oilseed crops, operate machinery for harvesting & transporting grain & oilseed crops to market, swathing, raking, baling, stacking, tarping & transporting hay; repairs & maintenance to building & equip; must be able to lift 75 pounds; must able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days; once hired, workers may be required to take random drug tests at no cost to worker; testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; minimum wage rate of $13.80/hour, may work nights and weekends; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 4/1/16 – 12/1/16. Apply at nearest KS Workforce Office with Job Order 9895100 or call 785-291-3470.

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Medical Nursing (NEW!) Part-Time evening LPN’s needed. PRN CMA’s and CNA’s needed for all shifts.

Route Driver Requirements include valid Dining driver’s license, safe driving Part-time cook needed. record, ability to read and Must be available to understand maps, customer work weekdays and service oriented and every other weekend professional communication (shift 6am-2pm). skills. This position is responsible for providing Receptionist exceptional customer service, Part-time evening driving, and collecting waste. (4-8pm) and weekend In addition, this position (10-6pm) receptionists uses a variety of vehicles needed. and equipment and regularly requires physical work in all Apply in person at weather conditions. A high 2416 Brentwood school diploma, CDL class A Hutchinson, KS. or B, and previous customer 620.663.9195 service experience is preferred. Competitive wage Must be 18 to apply. and benefits. Candidates may send a resume or apply in person at Nisly Brothers Trash Service. Inc., 5212 S Herren Road, Hutchinson, KS 67501. For more information Pleasant View Home call: 620-662-6561 Career opportunities:

1. Full Time Nurse Positions Construction Laborers Wanted Pleasant View Home offers competitive Salary, incentive Bettis Asphalt raises, PTO, Vacation pay & Construction and a company matching an EOE is seeking individuals retirement savings plan; for the following position: along with experience pay. Working Concrete Talk with us concerning your Foremen for Bridge healthcare needs! Rehab, Concrete Form Setters & Finishers, and $1000 Sign on bonus Equipment Operators w/ CDL. Verifiable experience Contact: Marilyn Stufflebean required. Applications may 620-585-6411 be obtained at 1800 NW Apply on line at: Brickyard Rd, Topeka KS or www.pleasantviewhome.com www.bettisasphalt.com Public Benefit Screener PT position on-site in local hospital. Duties include assisting patients with the public benefits application process. Ideal candidate must be self-motivated with strong customer service techniques Looking for an appreciation for detail, something to do? withability to multi-task and a Check out our strong work ethic. Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus. online calendar Email resume to of events at www. kellyj@midlandgroup.com

Temporary Farm Labor: Williamson Silage Harvesting, St. John, KS, has 4 positions with 6 months experience for operating self-propelled custom harvesting machinery to harvest a variety of grain & oilseed crops, adjust speed of cutters, blowers & conveyors & height of cutting head using hand tools, change cutting head for appropriate crops, drive heavy truck to transport grain; repairs & maintenance to building & equip; must be able to lift 75 pounds; must able to obtain driver’s license within 30 days with air brake endorsement to drive grain transporter trucks; once hired, workers may be required to take random drug tests at no cost to worker; testing positive or failure to comply may result in immediate termination from employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided hutchnews.com/ for employees who can’t calendar/ return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; minimum wage rate of $13.80/ Experienced concrete hour, increase based on forman, finishers, & labor. experience, may work nights TJ CONSTRUCTION and weekends; three-fourths 620-200-1749 work period guaranteed from 3/20/16 – 12/30/16. Apply at Tired of working for less than you are worth? nearest KS Workforce Office If you are presently working with Job Order 9891168 in construction or roofing, or call 785-291-3470. CALL US! We can offer you a pay increase and a work environment you will enjoy. Drivers Wanted We install coating and single ply roof systems. Call 620-669-8189 Class A & B Start Immediately. CDL Drivers Wanted Webcon Inc. Reply at Mid America Redi-Mix, Inc, 2510 W Blanchard, Medical So. Hutchinson, 67505 620-663-4562 CAREGIVERS & CNAS needed in the Convoy Systems is hiring Hutchinson area. Class A drivers to run from Call TRUST HomeCare at Kansas City to the west (316) 683-7700 or email to coast. Home Weekly! info@trusthomecare.com Great Benefits! www.convoysystems.com Ellinwood Hospital Call Lori ext. 303 or Tina and Clinic has an ext. 301, 1-800-926-6869 opening for an ARRT certified RADIOLOGY TECHNICIAN. Must be able to perform all radiological examinations offered in our Imaging department, follow verbal and written instructions, and maintain patient confidentiality. Must be licensed by the State of Kansas. Apply in person at 605 N Main, Ellinwood, KS 67526 or download an application at ellinwooddistricthospital.org and return to hr@gpoe.org EOE.

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Sales HTMC, looking for self motivated dependable sales representatives to sell advertising. Paid training to work from our Hutchinson office. $8-$15/hr possible. Stop by 1803 N. Landon Hutchinson. 620-663-7676

Part-Time Lady With Physical Disability needs caretaker to work on an occasion, as needed basis. 620-663-6334

Real Estate Fair Housing Act Sale and Rental of Housing: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status or handicap. Land contrct 21 E 16th, 2 bedroom, basement/ hardwood floors, new bedroom carpet. $59,500. $1500 down, 620-960-2126 SEE ALL OF TOMORROW’S OPEN HOUSES TODAY. www.hutchareahomes.com

Manufactured Homes CLAYTON HOMES of WICHITA $10,000 off Doubles and $5000 off Singles through the end of February. Lenders offering $0 Down for Land Owners. Call about the BREEZE. Over 2000 sq. ft. under $80,000. 866-858-6862

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FOR SALE BY OWNER: HAVEN, KS, NICE RESIDENTIAL LOT W/2 Carriage Crossing Restaurant BEDROOM MOBILE HOME. BOTH FOR $1000 DOWN, is taking applications for the $275 A MONTH FOR 120 following positions: LICENSED ADDICTIONS MONTHS. 620-532-1093 •Host-PT Evenings COUNSELOR •Wait Staff-PT Evenings LAC OR LCAC •Dishwasher-Saturday Only -SIGN ON BONUS- Benefits include: Competitive Corizon Health, a provider pay rate, set schedule, one of health services for the week paid vacation, free Kansas Department of meals, closed on Sunday. Corrections, has Apply in person at Carriage an excellent opportunity Crossing Restaurant in for a Licensed Addictions Counselor at Larned Yoder, KS K-96 & Yoder Apartments - Furn Juvenile Correctional Rd. or online at http://www. Facility in Larned, KS. carriagecrossingrestaurant. ALL RENTAL or real estate com E.O.E. Requires LAC or LCAC property advertisements in in the state of Kansas this newspaper are subject to Kitchen Help w/20+ hours. with the ability to provide drug abuse treatment, The Federal Housing Act of Dependable, Fast, Learns prevention or education 1968, as amended, Quickly. $8/hr. Apply at programs. Experience which makes it illegal to 201 E Ave A, 1pm-4pm counseling in alcohol or advertise any ‘’preference, drug abuse treatment, limitation, or discrimination prevention or based on race, color, education programs. Office/Administration religion, gender or national Corizon Health offers origin, or an intention to make competitive compensation Real Estate Office has any discrimination.’’ and excellent benefits. opening for friendly office This newspaper will not Please send resume staff position. Must have knowingly accept any or contact: good computer skills and be advertising which is in Amy Simmons, Admin. proficient in Micro Soft Word Amy.Simmons@ violation of the law. CorizonHealth.com and Publisher. Amendments, effective 620-285-0300 x153 Send resume to: Box 75C March 12, 1989, added OR c/o The Hutchinson News ‘handicap’ and ‘familial’ View Job & Apply @ PO BOX 190 status to discrimination Careerbuilder.com Hutchinson, KS 67504 categories. EOE/AAP/DTR


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Cat 620-278-6309 201 E 2nd, Hutchinson, 680 Sport & Utility Vehicles certified, 18 sp tr 63 high Duplexes sq ft, Attractive Office Suite, rise bunk, pto owner op All Utilities Paid, Off Street specs $85,000 obo, 2008 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT Parking, $650 mo., Call 620-755-1887 2504 N Washington, 4X4 3.7L V6, full pwr, R.E.I.B., Inc. 620-662-0583 2 bedroom, 1 bath, water & alum wheels, super sharp, trash paid. $650/$650, OFFICE SPACE, Special $6,950 620-669-0226 PRIVATE ENTRANCE, Haven, KS 800-748-7803 RVs & Campers ALL BILLS PAID, www.havenautomotive.com 3603A Ridgewood, 620-560-2353 2 bedroom, appliances, 1722 N PLUM 86 Ford Sport Craft garage, central heat/air, Motor Home No Pets/Smoking, $600/600, PRIME OFFICE space in $2700, 620-662-4328 Corporate Square, fair condition, 620-960-8203 2008 MERC. MOUNTAINEER 335 North Washington. PREMIER AWD V8, heated 620-663-7143 lthr seats, SYNC, sunroof, Houses keyless entry, t.tow, Trailers navigation, DVD, loaded and Storage super sharp Special $10,150 2004 CONE, Haven, KS 800-748-7803 4 BEDROOM, CENTRAL HEAT/AIR, SUPERIOR STORAGE www.havenautomotive.com 5’ x 10’, ATV’s, $750/750, 620-960-1852 327 N Superior St 16 ‘ Utility, 620-931-0890 18’ Car hauler, All Cement, Gated 20’ 7K Car hauler, On-Site Management, Houses-Unfurnished 25’ 7K and 25’ Dually Various Sizes Available 2010 DOGE JOURNEY SXT 3.5L V6, full pwr, 7 pass, Tandem & Enclosed. 109 W 17th, 2+ bedrooms, auto headlamps, clean FTS Trailer basement, central heat/air, SPECIAL $9,100 Sales fresh paint, $560/560, Haven, KS 800-748-7803 124 N. Main, 620-474-0369 www.havenautomotive.com South Hutch 2 bedroom, full basement, 620-474-1001 fenced back yard, detached garage. NO Pets. Business Opps $500/500. 620-931-5423 2 bedroom, newly remodeled inside & out, $750/750, 622 E 6th, 620-727-3220

Estate Sales Living Estate Sale of JOAN BRUST Thurs, Feb 25, 2016 3101 Nutmeg Lane 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Hutchinson, Kansas Queen Bed; Dresser; Recliner; Rocker; Occasional Tables; Ranch Oak Dining Chairs; Art Work; Samsung 24” HDTV; Oak Libary Table; Vornado Fans; Lots of Miscellaneous! Ad Costs Prohibit Listing Everything! Home is Full! You Do Not Want To Miss This Sale!

Miscellaneous For Sale

Classified Dept. Monday thru Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm CLOSED Saturday & Sunday Tuesday through Saturday’s Deadline for Classified ads, 3:30pm the day before. Sunday’s and Mondays Deadline for Classified ads, 3:30pm, Friday Call 1-800-766-5704 or 620-694-5704 to place your ad.

Pets Purebred Maltese & Yorkies, Morkies, Yorkie-Poos, Akitas, Purebred Poodles & MaltiPoos. Check out our facebook page lovealot kennels. 620-213-1490 lovealotkennels.com

Log splitter, 12 hp, Kohler engine, runs good, $500, 620-200-4931 SILAS IS BUYING AND HAULING RUNNING OR NOT AUTOS,TRUCKS, AND TRACTORS IN ANY CONDITION. BEST PRICES PAID!! 620-665-4040

Rottweiler puppies, 3-Males, 1-Female, $300 each shots/wormed 620-323-0021

Building Materials, Tools

Wire Fox Terrier Pups, AKC, Tri and ginger colored, $800 785-568-2345

Black Walnut slabs 2.5” thick, 40” wide, 12.5 ft long. High quality. Kiln dried. 620-543-2587 or 960-3878

Building Materials, Tools

Furniture & Appliances

Norco 2.5 ton low profile air lift jack model 82920, $500 Call 620-217-6730

Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Commercial, 2 door Reach In, 49.0 cubic feet, used 2 years. $1600.00. Call 620-664-9736

Firewood Ash, Cherry, Hickory, Hedge, Oak, Mulberry. big or little wood. Best Price in Town 620-899-9961 or 259-7783

REFRIGERATORS; Gas & Electric Ranges; Washer & Dryers; Freezers; 1212 W. 4th. 663-3195

Food and Produce GIRL SCOUT COOKIES $4.00 a box, Carmel Delights, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Thin Mints, Shortbread, Thanks-a-lots, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Trios (Gluten Free), Call 620-899-7262

Furniture & Appliances BRAND NEW MATTRESS SETS Mattress and foundation. ONLY $139! 620-665-7625.

Freezer, White Upright, 20.0 cubic feet, used 2 years. $495.00. Call 620-664-9736 Liftchairs, now only $599. Sleep Shoppe & Furniture Gallery. 620-665-7625.

ENDROLLS FOR SALE Perfect for drawing, plain paper wrapping, school banners, etc.

Starting at $1.50* *price per pound

Call 620-694-5700 TODAY

WE BUY GOOD USED FURNITURE.

ONE PIECE OR A HOUSE FULL . CALL LARRY @

620-200-4354

WILLEMS APPLIANCE SERVICE SALE ON GOOD RECONDITIONED APPLIANCES, WITH WARRANTY. OR LET US REPAIR YOUR BROKEN ONE. 620-663-8382

Pets Lost and Found Lost: Female Australian Shepherd, black tri, blue & green collar, name-Logan, last seen 7500 block Buhler Rd, REWARD, 620-543-6645 or 727-4483

Miscellaneous For Sale 20’ 40’ 45’ 48’ 53’ Storage Containers centralcontainer.net or 785 655 9430

Tree Spraying Business and Equipment For Sale, Hutchinson area. 620-921-1098

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Tree Trimming/ Tree Removal/Hedge Trimming/Clean-up, Skid Steer Work. --For Snow Removal, Now taking bids for contracts. --Firewood for sale Call For Reasonable Rates FREE ESTIMATES 620-727-5777

Lawn Mowers & Engines Sears 42” riding lawn mower, good condition, 3 years old, $700 620-200-3669

Farmers and ranchers need and seek ideas that provide solutions. KansasAgland.com provides producers the latest news and information to do their jobs.

Wanted to Buy Garden Compost $55 pickup load delivered tilling $25/hr. Buettells 620-960-3667

LOOKING FOR HUTCHINSON JC FOOTBALL PROGRAM FROM THE 1969 SEASON. 316-765-3633

Equipment - Machinery YOUNG’S WELDING Brush Grabbers attach easily to loader arms and hydraulics to let you grab, pull, carry, Equipment - Machinery Announcements lift & release to stack debris or load your truck. New old stock semi tires low Specifications: Maximum Discover the rewards of 24.5 tall 24.5 virgins caps Opening 65in. Available caring for children in need. 22.5 24.5 low and tall 100 widths, 72in., 84in., 96in.. Receive $600-1800/month virgins 50 caps 85 pete two 89 Please call for pricing. tax free. Become a foster internationals pto wet kit loads youngsweldinginc.com parent! Call TFI Family of new tank and truck parts 620-431-2199 Services, 877-279-9914 620-755-1887 or 242-4205 CHANUTE, KS.

Coming Events FLEA MARKET in the Raymond Gym. 709 N Main, Raymond KS: March 12th 8:30am-3pm. Great concessions. SPACE AVAILABLE Call Anita at 620-793-0246

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Livestock/Poultry & Supplies

Farm Equipment 2002 688 New Holland Round Baler. 620-899-5936 SILAS IS BUYING AND HAULING RUNNING OR NOT AUTOS, TRUCKS, AND TRACTORS IN ANY CONDITION. BEST PRICES PAID!! 620-665-4040

Registered Gelbvieh and Balancer Bulls. Exceptionally stout. All AI sired. Myron Miller 620-538-2305

Pasture for Rent WANTING GRASS FOR 2016 & BEYOND, MUST BE 160 ACRES OR MORE, MUST HAVE GOOD FENCE & WATER. PAYING UP TO $30 PER ACRE. 620-285-5323

Editing All ads are subject to the approval of this paper, which reserves the right to edit, reject or properly classify any ad.

A selection of news, reviews, photos and video submitted by the public will be Please check chosen to appear in The Bee each week. Farmers Wants & Services Categories include movies/TV, music, art, your ad. theater and books, but reviews also may Build pasture fences, Please read your ad on critique video games, community events or clear pastures, the first day. The custom brush mowing. any other form of entertainment. News accepts Veteran Owned & Operated. For news and reviews, email responsibility for the Fischer Bobcat Service 620-770-9280 first incorrect insertion beehive@hutchnews.com or visit and then only the www.hutchbee.com and click “Submit” on extent of a corrected Feed/Hay & Grain the right side of the page. Photos and insertion or refund of videos also may be submitted this way, or Large round Brome the price paid. bales of hay, share them on Facebook at “The Beehive.” $45 bale, Content should be submitted by noon 694-5704 620-727-1797 or outside Hutchinson Monday prior to the desired Thursday Round Oat Hay Bales, 316-667-8468 1-800-766-5704 publication date. leave message Fencing Farms, Land, Ranches

Harley’s Fencing We Specialize in Barbed Wire Fence and Fencing Supplies, 620-465-3446 Livestock/Poultry & Supplies MID-KANSAS HORSE SALE-all Breeds South Hutchinson Sale Barn Saturday, March 12th Tack Sale Starts at 10:00am Riding Horses Sell at 1:00pm Sharp! Loose horses sell immediately following. Accepting all Classes of Horses. We have buyers from several states for all types. We will sell the 1st 50 head of select riding Horses 100% Sound. To protect our buyers we offer a SOUNDNESS GUARANTEE! Horses will be accepted through Sale Day! 8% Commission/$20. P.O. fee. For Early Numbers or information, Contact: Randy Smith, 620-200-7971 or the Sale Barn at 620-662-3371 Horse Sale 2nd Saturday Every Other Month!

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Our Hunters will Pay Top $$$ To hunt your land. Call for a Free Base Camp Leasing info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507 www. BaseCampLeasing.com

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OPEN HOUSES Sunday, February 21, 2016 (48 Open Houses)

MARQUETTE

PLAZA ASTLE REALTY: 12:30-2:00 PM 1. 2506 Rambler Rd 2. 36 29th Pkwy 3. 3203 N Monroe St 4. 2208 N Cone St 5. 32 E Williams Ave, So Hutch 1:00-3:00 PM 6. 4211 Vicksburg 2:30-4:00 PM 7. 318 W 13th Ave 8. 815 W 25th Ave 9. 106 W 29th Ave 10. 900 W 15th Ave J.P. WEIGAND: 12:30-2:00 PM 11. 100 Crescent 2:30-4:00 PM 12. 1615 Marland

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REIB REAL ESTATE: 12:30-2:00 PM 13. 2205 N Mayield Rd REALTY EXECUTIVES: 12:30-2:00 PM 14. 410 Crystal East, So Hutch 15. 114 Kisiwa Pkwy 16. 1400 Landon St 17. 22 E 12th St 18. 7 W 19th Ave 2:30-4:00 PM 19. 10309 Paganica Plaza 20. 115 E Park St 21. 00000W Red Tail Rd, he Dunes COLDWELL BANKER: 12:30-2:00 PM 22. 202 W 25th Ave 23. 2600 N Tyler St 24. 23 Sunlower Ave 25. 2503 Briarwood Ln 26. 1701 N Adams St 27. 12 Savannah Dr, So Hutch 28. 16 Kisiwa Ct 1:00-3:00 29. 29 Lazy Ln 2:30-4:00 PM 30. 10041 Golf Green Ct 31. 1926 Madison St 32. 1915 E 35th St 33. 230 N Hendricks St 34. 9716 E 9th Ave 35. 1606 E 26th Ave 36. 125 Downing Rd NANCY FURE REALTY: 2:00-4:00 PM 37. 1306 B Wheatland 2:30-4:00 PM 38. 205 N 10th St, Sterling REMAX ROYAL: 12:30-2:00 PM 39. 3400 N Amanda 40. 1708 N Madison 41. 2101 N Harrison 42. 303 W 24th 43. 514 S Main, So Hutch 44. 528 E 8th 12:30-2:00 PM 45. 28 E Williams, So Hutch 46. 602 Eldorado Dr 47. 1313 Stone Bridge Dr 48. 116 W 23rd


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OPEN HOUSE Sunday 1-3pm 7 E Salina Dr. Haven, KS All brick, 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, partial finished basement, large fenced back 425 WEST 11TH yard w/storage shed and one 2 BEDROOMS, BASEMENT, car garage. $125,000 SUNROOM, 988 SQ FT, Results Realty, LLC $45,000 OBO 316-208-5651 620-960-5322 www.ResultsRE.com LET’S TALK!!

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Imagine that you have just been elected president of the United States. Look through the newspaper and find things you can use to do your job that were not available to Abraham Lincoln or George Washington.

A Holstein dairy cow named Pauline Wayne grazed on the White House lawn and provided milk for President William Howard Taft and his family.

Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information.

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The verb research means to gather a lot of information about a subject.

C V E T E P A H S S O E R Y B D P R E L L D D X O A Y H S I N O T G N I H S A W

My mom researched a lot of cars before deciding which one to buy. Try to use the word research in a sentence today when talking with your friends and family members.

Letter to the Editor Select and read a letter to the editor of your newspaper. Make a list of facts and opinions in the letter. Does it contain more facts or opinions? Do you agree or disagree with the writer? Give reasons for your opinion. ANSWER: By pushing paws.

Standards Link: Research: Use the newspaper to locate information

What would you do? How would you spend your days? Why would you want to be president?


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