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and allowed it was a little early for much thought about construction Construction of Allen County’s with winter weather a possibility new hospital on North Kentucky for another two months. Street in 2012 made it a banner Iola’s housing stock would year for dollar value of new struc- increase appreciably if expanATLANTA (AP) — Former tures and upgrades in Iola. sion plans near Cedarbrook Golf Atlanta schools Superintendent Shonda Iola code en- Course materializes. ByJefferis, BOB JOHNSON Beverly Hall knew about cheatforcement officer, said value of Tom Carlson, Springfield, Mo., bob@iolaregister.com ing allegations on standardized building 2012 totaled Calls topermits the 911 for dispatch center developer, built 30 rental houses tests but either ignored them or $19,246,286, $17 million of in 2009 and has told city officials average one with almost every 10 mintried to hide them, according to a that utes.from the hospital’s construc- he would build more if he could state investigation. tion. And while that may sound a lit- attract tax credits from the KanAn 800-page report released was sas Housing Commission to suptleOtherwise, slow, playedconstruction out over 24 hours Tuesday to The Associated Press started on two houses and a mula day and every day of the year, port the project. Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office titude of comes other to things, Tax credit funding for an theantique inithe total 55,000.including Mules Pat and Pete pull sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was through an open records request residential additions, garages tial group of houses will keep “That’s what we received last joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday. shows several educators reportand utility improvements, push- them in the rental market for 15 year,” Angie Murphy, dispatch ed cheating in their schools. But ing thedirector, year’s total better than years, at the end of which Carlcenter toldto Allen County the report says Hall, who won $19 million. commissioners Tuesday morn- son will have the option of selling the national Superintendent of In 2011, with the economy just the properties. All are occupied ing. the Year award in 2009, and other starting to total emerge reces- and there is a waiting list, which The call — from she figures administrators ignored those reBy RICHARD LUKEN attached. The bar was triggered sion, building permits doubt prompted Carlson half or more are for truetotaled emer- without ports and sometimes retaliated richard@iolaregister.com through a gear box engaged as its $5.65 million, with look at another surge of buildgencies — wasn’t the five pointhouses of her to LE against the whistleblowers. ROY — Unlike the mechawheels roll. totaling $2.7 million and a comin the area. appearance, but the magnitude of ing The yearlong investigation behemoths of today, Ray With no mechanical engine to mercial permit accounting for nized Corey Schinstock, assistant the number captivated commisshows educators at nearly four Whiteley’s mowing outfit was $200,000. administrator, said 29 resi- speak of, the only noise emanatsioners. Many small projects, city dozen Atlanta elementary and considerably quieter. including forti- dential lots owned by the city ing from his unit was from the Murphyutility was tweakings, before commismiddle schoolsRegister/Richard cheated on stanHis “engine” — a pair of teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar Luken fied the total. available nearby. Carlson sioners to request a 20 percent were dardized tests by helping stu1,200-pound mules — needed only rotating back and forth. This year has not had an auspiFront row from left are the clarinets, Allison Hobbs, Shannon Vogel, Brandon Hamilton and Rebecca paid $10,000 to secure an option to increase in the department’s bud- an occasional break from the stidents or changing the answers Joining Whiteley was alongside neighbor the Wichita State Shocker band at Friday cious Jefferis Cunningham, playing night’s basketball games. get forstart, 2012,although up $126,000 over said this fling summer See PERMIT | Page A4 once exams were handed in. heat as Whiteley and friend Greg Gleue, with his she had$490,000. had a handful of inquiries Matt Kleopfer, Iola band director, was formerly the athletic band directorThe for the Shockers. year’s investigators also found a traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sickThe increase seemed pretty acre prairie hay meadow. “culture of fear, intimidation and le bar mower pulled by a pair of hefty. Murphy reasoned health retaliation” in the school district “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. insurance will cost an additional been taking it easy,” Whiteley over the cheating allegations, “We’re having some fun with $50,000 and another $6,000 was said. “It’s our little hobby.” which led to educators lying it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind expected for Kansas Public Emabout the cheating or destroying The mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a SeeKan. COUNTY Page A5 TOPEKA, (AP) |— With feat moderate incumbents in GOP Ray Whiteley ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See CHEATING | Page A5 See MOWING | Page conservative Republicans in conprimaries gave the Legislature 53 A5 a small wagon with cutting bar trol, the Kansas Legislature will members who have no previous By STEVEN SCHWARTZ provided through the state — an spend much of the annual session experience in either chamber. steven@iolaregister.com effort to make classes available to that begins today replaying deAlso, conservatives who alTuition, book costs and fees low-income students. ACC Presibates from the past two years. ready had a solid House majorfor their Career Technical Edu- dent John Masterson said he beConservatives will probably An AP ity toppled the Senate’s moderate cation (CTE) classes, specifically lieves the budget will cover the revive — and have a good chance news GOP leaders, who’d often worked for high school students, will be costs of the classes for now. of passing — proposals to change analysis with centrist and liberal Demowaived due to a motion passed by “I don’t know for sure how long how members of the state’s apcrats. Conservative Republicans Allen Community College board it will last,” Masterson said. “As pellate courts are selected, limit complained that the Senate reflexmembers Thursday night. long as the state pays us somethough the idea is still likely to be labor unions’ political fundraisively rejected proposals from the By BOB JOHNSON Expansion for the CTE courses thing, we will come out OK on a hard sell. ing and mandate a 401(k)-style House, regardless of their merits, bob@iolaregister.com has come due to the efforts of this.” “By and large, the issues that pension plan for new teachers and and GOP moderates saw the SenAn anticipated of a thouJon Marshall, vicefield president for Marshall found it important to have not made their way through government workers. A plan from ate as the last bastion against the sand runners and walkers, who distinguish that the waiver for all academic affairs, along with Bob the legislative process in the past conservative Republican Gov. conservatives. will flee Iola’s busi- of the fees applies only to high Reavis, ACC deandowntown at Burlingame, two years are going to dominate Sam Brownback to overhaul pubThe Legislature must close ness district early Saturday as school juniors and seniors, and Tosca Harris, Iola dean, and Regethe debate,” said incoming Senate lic school funding is all but cera projected $267 million gap beCharley Melvin did inlearning. 1905, can the CTE course fees will not be na Aye, dean of online Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a tain to get serious consideration. tween anticipated revenues and beThe thankful to covered for any liberal arts classgroupthat hasMelvin been chose visiting conservative Hutchinson RepubEven a supposedly forwardexisting spending commitments do his dastardly deedininarea the high mid- es being taken by high school stuwith administrations lican. “They have a much greatlooking debate over how best to for the fiscal year beginning in dle of the schools to night. spread the word about dents. er chance of working their way build on last year’s massive inJuly. The shortfall results from Had the event being commemothe extended education classes. He said the CTE classes include through.” come tax cuts will revisit part of the income tax cuts approved last rated occurred in mid-day, par- a $25 technology fee from the col“The personalized approach Republicans will have majorilast year’s debate. Legislators are year, but many GOP legislators, ticipants would battle oppressive worked better than a phone call, lege, and it will be waived as well. ties of 32-8 in the Senate and 92-33 expected to reconsider their rearguing that the budget problems heat andopened humidity, with both picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday it really some avenues,” in the House. The numbers are As in the past, “we exfusal to keep the state’s sales tax are temporary and continued forecast at the upper end of the afternoon. Marshall said. In other business: the same as before last year’s elecpect a lot of people to sign up Frifrom dropping in July as planned reductions will boost the state’s discomfort scale during daytime Funding for the program will — ACC board members have tions, but political redistricting day night.” to offset income tax reductions, Friday and Saturday . As is, they come from an $8 million budget See LEGISLATURE | Page A4 | PageRunA4 and conservatives’ efforts to deCost is $12 See for ACC the walk. will run and walk in somewhat more inviting temperatures pre- ners’ fees are $14 for youth to age Register/Susan Lynn dicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. 17, $20 for adults and $17 each for These men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite members of teams. Saturday. race, the drag race. From left to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and Runners in the third annual The race — many walkers will Fred Heismeyer. The race begins at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square. event willofaim for best funding. times of be out for a stroll — will cap activJOHN MILBURN san Wagle, a conservative Wich- eroding” education 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for ities that start late Friday afterAssociated Press ita Republican said in a state- They ordered the state to reverse set lasteffective year. go on throughout TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas noon mentand thatwill the judges had “defied females, those declines with the Sticks of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” must increase its spending on the Included will be the 2014 theevening. will of Kansas voters.” budget, which begins July By JOSEPH TANFANI tions to the president as soon as will be awarded the first three elementary and secondary edu- much-awaited “drag race,” fea- 1, which would raise the base aid Tribune Washington Bureau Tuesday, said he believes there is for males andasfemales in cation to Shop, comply20with state law, turing some of the area’s finest places per student to $4,492 required By SUSAN LYNN year a woman’s garter was transThe Shirt W. Jackson, WASHINGTON — After the support for expansions to cover each of five ages groups, 15 and It appears to us that men and women dressed in drag. a three-judge panel ruled Friday susan@iolaregister.com by law. The current level is $3,783 ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, private gun sales, which make up 46-60 in and 61 in a selection rebuke tofrom lawmakers who Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen under, If you’ve got enough of it, Fri- to another. and was16-30, set by31-45, legislators May wide which to the only certain result Congress passed a law to keep much as 40 percent of all purchasand over. said cuts to per-pupil spending County, co-sponsor with Allen day night is the night to let your 2012 based on available state revbetter than a baton,” said choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. guns out of the hands of the men- es “It’s of the tax cut will be but do not require background All participants will break were unavoidable of the County Crimestoppers for “The enues. hair down. David Toland, executive director Registration to because participate tally ill. checks. further in front of the post$3 office. Charley Melvinreduction Mad BomberofRun from One sure test is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one inrecession. Kansas allocated about bilthe drag race is $5. That also The measure, signed by PresiRunners will follow a course that for your Life,”resources said total ofand partic- lion to spend on schools this Republican Gov. Sam Brownexisting in the “Drag Race” as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s gains participants entrance to a dent George W. Bush, promised to them on West Washback the was a approaching 450, with will the Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber fiscaltake year. To reach thetocourt’s 9:30 p.m. criticized pre-party at the decision Thrive ipants from cause, unlike Having 2 million prostrengthen the 14-year-old Nation- events. ington, then Jackson, Jefferson as “disappointing” and said it about 200 signed on for the 5-kiloRun For Your Life race. threshold, the state would have If you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can al Instant Criminal Background the Great Recession hibited purchasers out East toanCottonwood. meter run. The walk will follow a and would force tax increases.atLeadMen and women alike are en- wear to allocate additional They $440 — no worries. be purchased in advance the Check System by establishing which had a cause exthere whose names are ers of the Republican-controlled See TEMPS B6 3-kilometer course. couraged to dress in a cross-genmillion toward schools next |fisDresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or Friday night on incentives and penalties to prod “Registration, including probKansas Senate accused the judgder manner and then “compete” andnot ternal to Kansas, that cal year, even as it faces a proother accoutrements will be in the background states to submit records of people See EGO | Page B6 es of overstepping their author- ably isa home-spun, fifth online, has really jected budget deficit of $267 milin teams of four in a relay. Last Elizabeth Donnelly’s hence check atdatabase is a legally barred under federal law available ity. lion. That hole is a result of cuts from buying guns — including self-inflicted. While the ticking time bomb. Parents and school districts in individual income taxes that those who had been committed to Legislature has said had argued the state’s funding took effect Jan. 1. mental institutions. — Mark Glaze, executive was unconstitutional, saying “It appears to us that the only that education funding director of Mayors Against That promise remains unfulthe state has failed to live up to certain result of the tax cut will Illegal Guns is a priority, the pasfilled. More than half the states its promises to SNEVE increase school be further reduction of existing By JOE — health Since 1871 — haven’t provided mental sage of the tax cut bill funding as ordered by the Kansas resources and from a cause, unjoe@iolaregister.com At thetobandstand Jim Garner, director records the federal database suggests otherwise. Supreme Court in 2006. They say like the Great Recession which When Brian Pekarek was hired Thursday, Julyuse 7, 2011 p.m. that gun dealers to check on The history of the last8change, schools have had to make cuts had a cause external to Kanas superintendent of the Iola PROGRAM buyers. And the gap in dealing the NICS Improvement Amend— Written by Shawnee that have hurtinstudent achievesas, that is home-spun, hence, school district February, he Star Spangled Banner ..................................................arr. J.P. Sousa with the mentally ill is just one of ments Act, shows how difficult it County District Court judges ment. self-inflicted,” the judges wrote. saw an opportunity to “reinvigoAmericans We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore myriad problems that have ham- will be to fix this broken system. Attorney General Derek “While the Legislature has said Rock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... Jack Bullock pered background checks. Many states arr. haven’t even be- rate” USD 257. Schmidt quickly filed a notice that educational funding is a priWith a focus on academic Armythe of the NileHook — march ...................................Kenneth J. Alford After Sandy Elemengun to figure out which of their saying his office would appeal ority, the passage of the tax cut achievement and public transparBegin of the Beguine Cole Porterbe tary School killings last ...................................................... month in mentally ill residents should Friday’s 245-page ruling from In the ruling, the judges barred bill suggests otherwise.” ency, Pekarek hopes he can furInvercargill — march ................................................... Alex Lithgow Newtown, Conn., improving that included, or how to gather paper Shawnee County District Court. lawmakers from making further The lawsuit was filed in 2010 ther success for the district and Hymn to the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney system has emerged as a major records from courthouses and It’s unclear howstudents quicklyrelythat cuts to per-pupil spending. But by attorneys John Robb and the more than 1,300 Men of Ohio — march ............................................. Henry Fillmore focus of the Obama administra- mental hospitals. There is fedcase would be heard. the ruling also acknowledged the Alan Rupe, who are representing A Sixties Time Capsule — medley .............................. arr. Jennings tion’s plans for combating gun vi- eral funding for the work, but not ing on it. “The legislative process is the state would likely appeal. students and school districts, inPekarek walks his talk. A naThe Washington PostJoe — march P. Sousa olence. Vice President Biden,...................................John nearly enough. appropriate venue for debating The Shawnee County District cluding Dodge Hutchinson, Brian Pekarek, center, visits with Barb Geffert andCity, Marcy Boring at concerts will be rescheduled Friday evening. who Rained could out make recommendaLast for year, after the Tucson See PEKAREK | Page A5 and resolving issues of taxation Court judges said office. the spending Kansas City and Wichita. They the USD 257 board shootings by a mentally ill Jared and spending,” Brownback said cuts in recent legislative sessions argued that despite the 2006 SuLee Loughner, President Barack in a statement. caused an “unconstitutional See AID | Page A4 See GUNS | Page A4 Vol. 113, No. 209 Iola, KS Incoming 75Senate CentsPresident Su-

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A2 Monday, January 14, 2013 Harry Robb

Harry Gordon Robb, 80, LaHarpe, passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at Allen County Hospital. Harry was born July 29, 1932, in Bronson, the son of Harold Floyd and Ruth Elizabeth (Williams) Robb. He grew up in the LaHarpe area and did farm work before serving in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. On May 28, 1956, he married Mary F. Brown. They made their home in LaHarpe. He worked for Walton Foundry, IMP Boats, Chanute Manufacturing, FEEM and then Gates before retiring. Harry enjoyed coon hunting and woodworking. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Robb; two sons, Gordon Robb and wife Yvette, Gas, and Robert Robb, LaHarpe; three daughters, Carrie Riebel and husband Randy, Gas, Becky Hedman and husband Mike, LaHarpe,

and Linda Mead and husband Jason, LaH a r p e ; one sister, Marjorie Smith, LaHarpe; 11 Robb grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tasha Robb, brother William “Bill” Robb and sister Shirley Sicka. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WaughYokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will be at LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe. Memorial choice is LaHarpe Baptist Mission and may be left with WaughYokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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Today

Unity Club, 1:30 p.m., Pizza Hut, Carolyn Krohn is hostess. Marmaton Valley USD 256 board meeting, 7 p.m., district office in Moran. Iola City Council meeting, 6 p.m., new Community Building in Riverside Park. Iola USD 257 school board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Iola High School lecture hall. Humboldt City Council meeting, 7 p.m., Humboldt City Hall. Allen County Chapter American Cancer Society meeting, 7 p.m., Allen County conference room. Crest USD 479 board meeting, 7 p.m., Crest board office in Colony. Humboldt USD 258 board meeting, 7:30 p.m., board office in Humboldt.

Tuesday

Allen County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse.

Wednesday

Veterans Day Committee, 7 p.m., Alfred Link’s home, 623 S. Sycamore.

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Federal tax credits spur wind development WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wind energy in Kansas could be in store for another round of development after a federal tax credit was renewed for one year. Kansas saw the most wind farm construction of any state last year, The Wichita Eagle reported. But by early fall, projects stalled and workers were laid off because the industry was expecting the tax credit to expire on Jan. 1. Industry experts now say conditions are ripe for another burst of construction after Congress approved a tax credit for the production of wind, solar and other renewable energy. The cost was $12.2 billion.

New wind energy products are being discussed in central and western Kansas. Under the recently approved law, developers must start construction during 2013. That is different than last year when developers were required to have projects operational by Dec. 31 to get the tax credit. The deadline created a rush, with the 470-megawatt Flat Ridge 2 wind farm becoming operational just a few weeks ago, a little more than a year after it was announced in October 2011. The project 40 miles southwest of Wichita sprawls across 66,000 acres. Although clarification is being sought about what it

means to “start” construction, industry experts say it almost certainly means the bulk of construction can be done in 2014. L e n e x a - b a s e d TradeWinds Energy has said it will build Buffalo Dunes, a 200-plus megawatt wind farm, on 42,000 acres of land in Finney, Grant and Haskell counties. It has a buyer for the power. BP Wind Energy has said it is planning an expansion of its Flat Ridge complex, with the 130-megawatt Flat Ridge 3 wind farm. It also is planning the 150-megawatt Ninnescah Wind Farm, about 20 miles northwest of the Flat Ridge complex and marketing the projects to

power buyers. Ford County, home of Dodge City, may see two new wind farms start in 2013, said Mark Shriwise, the county’s planning director. One of those projects, Western Plains wind farm, will come in somewhere between 200 and 400 megawatts, said Matt Riley, CEO of developer Infinity Wind Power of Santa Barbara, Calif. “The production tax credit played a big part with the move forward of Western Plains,” he said. “Had it not gone through, the future was quite uncertain. It would have delayed construction for at least a year or two, if not indefinitely.”

France faces new terrorist front in Africa By ELAINE GANLEY Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — France, breaking its own rules with a surprise military intervention in Mali, raises the specter of an African quagmire in a new theater of the West’s war on terror just as France and other U.S. allies emerge from the old one in Afghanistan. The operation against radical Islamists seen as a threat to Europe also undermines President Francois Hollande’s promise to end the cozy, paternalistic ties France has long sustained with its former African colonies. France fears a new sanctuary of terrorism could take root in Mali, and says fast action was the only choice after sudden extremist advances last week. French authorities contend that Mali and its neighbors in West Africa, Europe and especially France are threatened by three radical organizations, including an al-Qaida affiliate, that control northern Mali and are looking to extend their grip to the crucial south and the capital of Bamako to set up a terror state. French authorities ac-

knowledged Sunday that the militants have turned out to be better-armed and equipped than France had initially thought. Eyes around the world are on France to see what it does next. Will French troops move into a support role, behind African troops, as initially set out for the West by a United Nations Security Council resolution on Mali? Or will they be lured into deeper involvement at the behest of Mali and other African nations — and, perhaps, take Western allies with them? To avoid entrapment, “The purpose (of the French mission in Mali) has to be limited in scope but it has to have specific strategic purposes,” said London-based security and terror analyst Sajjan Gohel. French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian painted the mission in broad strokes: “We need to get rid of this terrorism that threatens to put at risk the security of Mali and the security of our country and of Europe.” He refused to say when the intervention would end. But an aide to French President Francois Hollande stressed the importance of

transferring responsibility to regional players. “The important word is africanization, meaning rapid deployment of the African force,” said the official, who wasn’t

The French president led the long effort for passage of the U.N. resolution to come to Mali’s aid. African soldiers were to back up Mali’s weak army

We need to get rid of this terrorism that threatens to put at risk the security of Mali and the security of our country and of Europe. — Jean Yves Le Drian, French defense minister

authorized to speak publicly and asked not to be identified. Hollande, not seen as a man of bold action, had for months rung the alarm bell about the dangers stalking unstable Mali, where a temporary government has led the poor west African country since a March coup d’etat. Islamist radicals who moved in to fill the power vacuum have whipped and amputated limbs of those they consider sinners, to force them to conform to their interpretation of Islamic law, and have destroyed the ancient tombs of local saints in cities such as Timbuktu.

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after training from the West — and once an acceptable military plan was in place. The radicals’ sudden twocolumn advance toward the south last week and a direct plea for help from Mali was Hollande’s. faster action. Hollande repeatedly promised his countrymen there would be no French boots on the ground. But by Sunday, hundreds of French forces were involved in a military operation in Mali, and Rafale fighter jets had bombed training camps and other installations near Gao, one of three cities held by the militants. A helicopter pilot was killed in the first 24 hours of the action that began Friday.

Thursday

Rotary Club, noon, The Greenery. Traumatic brain injury support group meeting, 1:30 p.m., First Assembly of God, 1020 E. Carpenter. Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. KS 880, Iola, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 meeting, Calvary United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson.

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Friday

Senior Citizens and Card Club potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m., senior citizens center, 204 N. Jefferson.

Wed., Jan. 16 5-7 p.m.

Sunday

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

Sons of the Legion, 2:30 p.m., Post Home.

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Jan. 17

SEK, Inc. annual meeting and dinner, 4 p.m., The Venue on Main, 29 W. Main, Chanute.

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Jan. 23

Iola Area Chamber of Commerce meeting.

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Jan. 25

‘Argo’ wins at Golden Globes

Jan. 28

Allen County Historical Society winter meeting, 7 p.m., Frederick Funston meeting hall, 207 N. Jefferson, Iola.

Tony Mendez, center, on whom “Argo” is based, backstage at the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards show on Sunday. Ben Affleck won best director and the film won best motion picture drama.

Radio club meets

Mostly clear

Members of the Iola Amateur Radio Club learned at their meeting Thursday hamfests will be Saturday in North Kansas City, Mo., and Feb. 2 at LaCygne. On Feb. 13, the weather spotter training, “Storm Fury on the Plains,” will be in the Creitz Recital Hall at

Tonight, mostly clear. Lows 5 to 10. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Tuesday, sunny. Highs 30 to 35. North winds around 5 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Tuesday night, clear. Lows 15 to 20. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday, sunny, warmer. Highs in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday night, clear. Lows 25 to 30. Thursday and Thursday night, mostly clear. Highs 40 to 45. Lows in the mid 20s.

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the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. Dan Rider told fellow members a shed for ham equipment would be ready soon. The club’s two-meter repeater also is being upgraded. The club next meets at 7 p.m. Feb. 14 at City Hall.

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Tax ideology will hobble action on school funding As anticipated, a three-judge levy now provides most of the panel in Shawnee County ruled money the state spends on the Friday the Legislature must public schools, with the balincrease funding for the state’s ance provided from the genpublic schools to at least $4,492 eral fund and local property for each student effective with taxes. If the statewide levy is the 2014 budget, which is deter- increased to provide the inmined by the 2013 Legislature. crease the courts may demand, The ruling came as a result the bulk of the money will of a lawsuit filed by a group of come from Johnson County, parents and school districts, Coffey County with its nuclear including Iola’s USD 257. The plant, and the other high-dolplaintiffs argued the cuts in lar areas of the state with high school funding over the past assessed valuations. six years were unconstitutionThat’s where the money is al. A Supreme Court ruling in — and that’s also where the 2006 set the $4,492 minimum state’s wealthy and politically level. Legislatures since then powerful people and businesshave cut funding to the cur- es are. It will be surprising if rent $3,763 for each student. the Legislature hikes the stateLawmakers cited the recession wide property tax enough to as justification for the reduc- raise whatever more is needed tion. That to comply argument, with the final however, lost The politics of taxation legal decision. credibility in Keep in 2013 when the have come home to roost. mind there economy par- Tax levels should be based are only three tially recov- on the citizenry’s need for major sources ered and the governmental services. of tax money Le gislature available to made the big- Taxes should be a means, the Legislagest tax cuts not an end. ture: Taxes on in the state’s incomes, sales history. and property. How lawIncome taxes makers respond to the court’s took a huge hit last year and decision remains to be seen. Gov. Sam Brownback and the The state is expected to ap- conservative majorities in the peal the panel’s decision, send- House and Senate have their ing the matter to the Supreme sights set on eliminating the Court again. tax on individuals and busiThe Legislature, however, nesses altogether. Take that opneed not wait for the high court tion off the table. So that leaves to act. The constitution re- the sales tax as the most likely quires schools be funded well target. enough to give Kansas children But that levy is due to fall by a good education, as defined by six-tenths of a cent this year comparisons to schools in other because that increase was sold states and by standards estab- as a temporary way to deal lished by educators. The $4,492 with the recession and many per child level was set several lawmakers say they won’t go years ago. Inflation has reduced back on their promise. the value of the dollar since then so the adjusted figure THE POLITICS of taxation would be substantially higher. have come home to roost. Tax The Legislature could act levels should be based on the this week. It could raise per cap- citizenry’s need for governmenita funding to, say, $5,000, and tal services. Taxes should be hike taxes enough to cover the a means, not an end. Governprojected budget shortfall and ments, at all levels, should set fund our schools adequately. their agenda of service, then deThat won’t happen, of course. cide how to raise the money to Those who voted less than a provide it. Over the past decade year ago to slash state income or so, that approach has been taxes across the board were abandoned in favor of an ideolreinforced by the election of a ogy which makes low taxes the new crop of conservatives in aim of government and puts the both the House and Senate. Gov. needs of the people in second Sam Brownback appointed a place — or ignores them. commission to look for ways to This cart-before-the-horse cut school spending and can be approach now dominates in expected to ask the Legislature Topeka — and will make it to implement its recommenda- particularly difficult this year tions. When the judges issued to give the children of Kansas their ruling, they predicted an the kind of education they will increase in property taxes with- need to cope in today’s inforout going into detail. mation-based world economy. A statewide property tax — Emerson Lynn, jr.

Template of an ultra-conservative gov’t. On Tuesday, Gov. Sam Brownback will deliver his third state of the state address from the chamber of the state House of Representatives. He will be standing before a legislative body that is a liberal’s nightmare and a conservative’s dream come true. A body that is ready and willing to apply conservative principles to governing Kansas on a day-to-day basis. So, what does this mean for Kansas’ governments?

Joe Aistrup Insight Kansas

Conservative principles begin with determining the desired level of taxation and then right-sizing government to match the amount of revenue generated. This is a break from the status quo, which focused on determining the appropriate level of government services and then levying the taxes to pay for these services. Kansans saw this principle in action last year, when the legislature lowered income tax rates from 6.45 percent to 4.9 percent and reduced the tax rate to zero for pass-through entities (sole proprietors). As a consequence, the state’s general fund will have about $780 million less in annual revenue starting this year. Thus, despite a rosier economic forecast, a number of state agencies will be facing another round of budget cuts this year and most likely next year, too. The next major principle is that government programs hurt the poor because they reduce individual self-reliance and increase the

The Kansas Republican Party has moved from a bigtent party — where all are welcome as long as they are generally conservative — to a smaller tent party, where adherence to these conservative principles is paramount even at the expense of losing members who are less dedicated. pathology of government dependency and entitlement. So, while “job creators” earn their tax cuts whether they create jobs or not; tax benefits for poorer Kansans to support child and dependent care services or sale tax rebates for their food purchases are not really beneficial to them. By this same token, expanding Medicaid coverage to almost 220,000 lower income Kansans who are currently without health insurance only feeds the growth of the entitlement society (aka Obama voters). ANOTHER MAJOR principle is that privatization, competition, and the profit motive leads to efficiency and better delivery of government services. Medicaid in Kansas is about to see this principle in action. The Brownback administration asked for and received a waiver this year from the federal government to contract with private insurance companies for the delivery of Medicaid services to the 380,000 Kansans currently receiving benefits. Next stop, K-12 education. Although conservative principles of governance eschew the use of coercive government power to regulate the actions of individuals, especially in economic matters, this principle does not apply when it comes to the enforcement of a conservative vision of social order. Today’s conservatives believe that gays and lesbians violate God’s laws and thus, do not

deserve civil rights protection in housing, employment, marriage, and child rearing. There is also an exception for regulating women’s reproductive rights. Thus, there will be continued attempts to limit women’s access to abortion services as much as possible, even if the state must spend millions on legal fees to defend these new restrictions in federal courts. Finally, all Republicans must be willing to uphold these principles and a few more. If a GOP officeholder does not toe the conservative line, he/she will be challenged and will likely lose in the Republican primary. This officially moves the Kansas GOP from being a big tent party, where all are welcome as long as they are generally conservative, to a smaller tent party, where adherence to these conservative principles is paramount even at the expense of losing members who are less dedicated. With President Obama’s reelection, Kansas Republicans will have a common enemy who unites them and polarizes them to deep shades of red for the next four years. This is more than enough time for today’s conservative majority to fundamentally alter the shape and direction of Kansas’ governments for generations to come. Joseph A. Aistrup is a professor of political science at Kansas State University

Too soon to get too worked up about winter wheat By JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau

Travel anywhere in the Sunflower State and people will tell you it’s dry. It’s so dry the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared last week that all but one of the 105 Kansas counties is in a drought disaster. This clears the way for farmers and ranchers to seek low-interest emergency loans. While many areas of the state have been blessed with eight to 10 inches of snow, the winter wheat crop still needs moisture. Limited moisture in most areas of Kansas caused winter wheat condition to decline through December. As of the first of the year, 9 percent of the crop was rated very poor, 22 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 23 percent good and 1 percent excellent, according to Kansas Ag Statistics. Estimates place the number of

wheat acres that did not germinate between 5-10 percent. Some folks believe it may be less than 2 percent; however, those acres will almost certainly produce approximately 65 percent of a normal yield. And nearly every Kansas farmer knows of someone who has a field that didn’t come up. Many parts of the state received a quarter to half inch of rain on Thursday. Any moisture in January is considered a bonus. Significant rainfalls essential for the wellbeing of winter wheat in Kansas generally fall in February and March. Rain or snow before or after this two-month period does not impact wheat as much. “We can talk about how dry it is now, but what if we receive a foot of snow the beginning of February?” asks Mark Nelson, Kansas Farm Bureau commodi-

ties director. “And let’s say this snow just sits on this wheat crop across the state for the next two months. Then March is nice and we receive April showers. All this wheat that has been dry up to this point — well it could make 60, 70, 80 bushels per acre next harvest.” And those farmers whose crop didn’t come up?         Their wheat harvest may make 50 bushels per acre and they’ll say, “Good God. I didn’t know she’d do this.” On the flip side, if it remains dry, Kansas farmers could harvest a 270 million bushel wheat crop, Nelson says. Right now, with average yields, Kansas is looking at the potential for a 355 million bushel crop. In January most wheat growers remain lodged in a kind of limbo. They’re busy planning, marketing and oftentimes wor-

rying about the lack of moisture on their wheat crop. And rightly so. The long-range forecast is dry through February and March. “No moisture in February and March could add up to that 100 million bushel shortfall I was talking about,” Nelson says. “There’s no subsoil moisture anywhere in Kansas.” Still, it’s too early to say how the 2013 wheat crop will pan out. Harvest is nearly six months in the future. In Kansas, it’s often said the wheat crop lives from hand to mouth. It’s hanging in there right now. If it receives a little more rain and some snow for cover protection it could make a good crop yet. “We can chicken scratch along, and if everybody grows a bunch of 35-40 bushel wheat and we end up with 335 million bushels across

the state next harvest, this may be disappointing but it’s far from a disaster,” Nelson says. “If this scenario plays out, what I’m worried to death about are the row crops we plant in spring. Where will they find the moisture?” Nelson isn’t alone; more than one irrigator I’ve spoken to this winter is concerned with this possibility. Their biggest worry during this relatively slow time in January is the fear that February and March will not provide needed moisture. “The Kansas wheat crop will continue to mosey along,” Nelson says. “It’s too early to worry too much about this crop. Barring weather disasters, the wheat crop has a relatively good shot. We’re behind the 8-ball however, when we look to the future and our corn, milo and soybeans this spring if it remains dry.”


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purchase the lots for $7,500 each. His option is in force until the end of 2013. “That should give plenty of time for the KHC to decide whether to give him the tax credits,” which would determine how many lots Carlson may buy and develop, Schinstock said. Bob Shaughnessy has shared plans to build a restaurant on land near the Walmart store, Schinstock added, but those plans have yet to be fleshed out. MUCH OF IOLA is in the Neighborhood Revitalization zone, which means residential or commercial development of $5,000 or more for improvements,

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additions or new construction is eligible for property tax abatement. The program’s threeyear renewal began Nov. 1. Information detailing the program is available at Jefferis’ office, 2 E. Jackson Ave. Owners must pay full taxes, of which 95 percent are refunded for the first five years. The refunds are reduced by 20 percent each of the next five years. The initial refund is 95 percent rather than 100 percent because Allen County retains 5 percent of the taxes for administrative fees. Carl Slaugh, city administrator, said during 2012, property assessed at $388,566 was enrolled in the program, meaning own-

ers saved paying taxes of $13,950. The program is designed to encourage improvements in blighted areas, but cities have the option of embracing more properties within their limits, which Iola did with its renewal. BUILDING permits are required for more than just new construction, Jefferis noted, and said the better approach was for anyone building anew or making any improvements or upgrades to properties to check at her office beforehand. Building codes affect much of what’s done to a home or business and part of Jefferis’ role is to ensure that improvements

and construction are done in a safe manner and meet building codes, which are in place to protect the value of nearby properties. She noted that permits are needed for construction of fences, any renovations that result in changes to a structure, including removing or altering walls and windows that might be considered load-bearing, airconditioning and heating upgrades, new roofs and improvements in electrical and plumbing systems. She and her assistant, Clint Johnson, also keep an eye out for code violations. Recently, for example, they dealt with chimneys connected to wood-burning stoves that had been added to the exteriors of homes.

predictable, renewing past debates is still worthwhile for conservatives. If GOP moderates had remained in charge of the Senate — or at least could work with Democrats to thwart new conservative leaders — reviving old proposals would be futile, and they’d likely be more selective. The Kansas Chamber of Commerce, which backed conservatives with hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of mailings and broadcast advertising, wants to reopen the debate over public pensions, despite two years of legislation designed to whittle down a long-term funding shortfall for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. With GOP moderates in control in the Senate, legislators stopped short of putting new hires in a 401(k)-style plan. The chamber also backs legislation to prevent public employee unions from using the money they automati-

cally deduct from members’ paychecks to finance political activities. The idea, too, has been blocked in the Senate. Senators also blocked proposals to change the process for picking appellate court members by giving the governor and Legislature more power and eliminating the screening of applications by a nominating commission with attorneys in the majority. There was also Brownback’s plan to rewrite the state’s school funding formula, which would have eliminated existing limits on property taxes levied by local school boards. All are now ripe for reconsideration. The Legislature is likely to see many do-overs. “When the powers that be change, we’re probably going to re-discuss issues we’ve discussed before,” said Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat.

H Legislature economy even further, want to move the state closer to eliminating income taxes. That’s certain to revive the debate over the sales tax, which is set to drop in July to 5.7 percent from 6.3 percent. Democratic and moderate GOP leaders and Brownback’s predecessor as governor raised the sales tax in 2010 to close an earlier budget shortfall but promised that most of the increase would be temporary. Last year, Brownback proposed keeping the sales tax at 6.3 percent permanently to lessen potential budget problems from cutting income taxes aggressively. Legislators rejected the idea, as well as other measures, such as eliminating popular income tax deductions for charitable contributions and interest on home mortgages. All of those proposals could come back, though most likely if they’re tied to

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preme Court order, achievement gaps remained, dropout levels are high and students in general are completing school “with less opportunity and less education than the generation before.” “I’m just overjoyed for the school kids of Kansas in this deal. The school kids of Kansas have won again,” Robb said. Attorneys for the state didn’t immediately comment on the ruling. Robb said the ruling was at least the third time in the past 20 years that the courts have sided with students in requiring the state to increase school spending. In Friday’s ruling, the judges set the bar at $4,492 based on what legislators agreed to spend on schools in 2008 following the Montoy school finance court case. Those figures were based in part on studies that were presented at a trial more than a decade ago. The judges said, as the Kansas Supreme Court ruled in 2006, that funding should be determined not by what’s available but by what it costs to educate students. Districts don’t receive just the base state aid per student but a greater amount based on the formula, which calculates additional funding based on student demographics such as poverty and English language skills. As a result, districts receive an average of $6,000 to $10,000 per student. House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey said the ruling had little effect on the 2013 legislative session, which opens today. He said he hoped eventually the education debate would get beyond finances and litigation.

a proposal for eliminating income taxes. House Republicans had a plan in 2011 to reduce corporate income taxes and phase out individual income taxes. It stalled in the Senate, but GOP conservatives never have abandoned the idea.

When the powers that be change, we’re probably going to re-discuss issues we’ve discussed before. — Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley

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“Having new members, we don’t know where everybody is,” said incoming House Majority Leader Jene Vickrey, a conservative Louisburg Republican. But even if new legislators make the debate more volatile and the outcome less

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voted to sign a three-year contract with KanREN for their telecommunications services. Members opted for a community anchor support option, which will give faculty and staff 24/7 access to KanREN’s customer support system. The cost for the services over a three-year period is $44,180.

ACC had previously been using the Kan-ed system for similar services, but the program is shutting down in May due to cuts in funding. — A motion was passed to accept an articulation agreement with Fort Hays State University to allow a “2 plus 2” program in the bachelor of technology leadership degree.

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Such programs are set up to help students transition from two years with a community college, to two years with a university degree program. The degree is an extension of ACC’s associate of applied science degree. — The February board meeting was scheduled for Feb. 14, and will be moved to Feb. 21.

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Obama acknowledged in an opinion column that the law “hasn’t been properly implemented.” The background check system, which became effective in 1998, was part of a 1993 law that prohibits people from possessing guns if they were convicted of a felony, addicted to drugs, committed domestic violence or were involuntarily sent to mental institutions. Gun rights organizations, including the National Rifle Association, have fought expansion of those checks. While the NRA says it supports making sure the names of “violent schizophrenics” are in the database, the group also made it tougher for states to comply — by successfully lobbying for a provision in the 2007 law that requires an appeals process so the mentally ill can seek to have their gun rights restored. States must set that up before they can receive federal grants to help collect records. As many as 2 million mental health records are not in the system, the National

Center for State Courts has found. Gun control advocates say plugging holes like that could be one of the most effective ways to stem gun violence. “Having 2 million prohibited purchasers out there whose names are not in the background check database is a ticking time bomb,” said Mark Glaze, executive director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. Tighter standards in 2007 might have prevented the Virginia Tech shooter, Seunghui Cho, from buying guns. He passed two background checks even though a judge had found him to be a danger to himself and ordered him to get mental health treatment. The state had interpreted the law to cover only in-patient treatment, so his name wasn’t submitted. Virginia has since changed those rules. Loughner too was able to pass background checks despite mounting evidence of mental problems; he had not been involuntarily committed to an institution or convicted of crimes, the main triggers under the law.

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Everyone who set weight loss as a new year’s resolution needs to get on board with the popular vegetable, kale. Food Network chefs are always ranting and raving about the leafy dark green vegetable. The easiest and most useful way to cook kale is to season, bake and then eat as if they were chips. Kale is extremely cheap; you can get a bunch of kale for less than a dollar. All you need is one bunch of kale, rinsed, blotted dry and torn into three- to four-inch pieces, two teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, one teaspoon (or to taste) Cajun seasoning and sea salt and pepper — or you can get creative and put any seasoning on the kale that sounds good to you. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl (using tongs, it’s a little easier that way), combine all the ingredients and lightly toss to thoroughly coat. Bake until crispy around the edges, about 10-15 minutes. (Keep an eye on it — it may cook quickly.)

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Conference title matchups set By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer

One game is a rematch. The other might feel like one — at least to one of the teams. For the second straight year in the AFC, the New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. In the NFC, it will be San Francisco traveling to Atlanta, with the Falcons defense trying to stop a versatile, running quarterback for the second straight week. “Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick are mobile quarterbacks who throw the ball at extremely accurate levels,” Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud said. “We can use this game as a cheat sheet to prepare for next week.” On Sunday, the Falcons barely got past Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks, who overcame a 20-point deficit to take a onepoint lead, but gave it up after

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Iola High wrestlers Jordan Long, above, and Raymond Branstetter, right, took third and fourth place, respectively, in their respective weight divisions Saturday at a junior varsity tournament at Labette County High School in Altamont. Long went 1-3 in his 160-pound division. “Jordan had said he didn’t want to lose another JV match all year,” Mustang coach Brad Carson said. “He’s very competitive, but he had some tough opponents.” Branstetter went 0-4 in his 145-pound division.

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Matt Ryan drove Atlanta into field goal range and Matt Bryant made a 49-yard kick with 8 seconds left. Atlanta is the only team not making a repeat appearance in the NFL’s final four. Last year, it was the Giants playing, and beating, the 49ers for the NFC title. On Saturday, Kaepernick passed for 263 yards and rushed for 181 — a playoff record for a quarterback — to defeat Green Bay 45-31. “We’re one step closer to where we want to be,” said Kaepernick. San Francisco hasn’t been to the Super Bowl since 1995, when Steve Young led the 49ers to their fifth Lombardi Trophy. Though the Niners must travel cross country for the game, they opened as 3-point favorites in a meeting of teams that played twice a year until 2003, when Atlanta was moved from the NFC West to the NFC South.

Freshman tourney on tap Iola High School’s freshman basketball squads will host a tournament tonight and again Jan. 21. The Iola girls will host Chanute at 5:30 p.m. today at the high school gymnasium, followed by the freshman boys at 7 o’clock. Meanwhile, Fort Scott and Prairie Views boys and girls squads will face off at the Iola Middle School gymnasium.

The teams will double up on action Jan. 21. Iola’s girls and boys will host Fort Scott at 3 and 4:30 p.m., respectively, at the high school gym, followed by a doubleheader against Prairie View at 6 and 7:30. In the middle school gym, Chanute will face off against Prairie View at 3 and 4:30, then take on Fort Scott at 6 and 7:30.

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Fort Scott Community College’s Ray Ray Chase (22) puts up a shot attempt against the defense of Allen Community College’s Cameron Blue (23) Saturday.

Red Devils come up short FORT SCOTT — Allen Community College’s men were 1 for 2 in buzzer-beater attempts Saturday. The first one forced overtime against host Fort Scott Community College. The miss, however, left the Red Devils on the short end of a 63-61 defeat to remain winless in conference play. “We had a good look from

3-point range, but the shot fell short,” Red Devil coach Andy Shaw said. One of Allen’s sorest spots this season — slow starts offensively — reared its ugly head again Saturday. The Red Devils trailed 29-25 at the break. See RED DEVILS | Page B4

FORT SCOTT — Allen Community College’s women turned to their defensive pressure Saturday to pick up their first conference win of the 2012-13 season. The Red Devils led by as many as 18 in the second half in defeating host Fort Scott Community College 64-57. “It wasn’t the prettiest of things, but any conference road win is a good win,” Allen coach Mark James said. The Red Devils were never threatened in the second half, but also never delivered what James described as “a knockout blow.” Fort Scott converted 22 of 24 free throws to stay close. Still, Allen forced 24 Greyhound turnovers, a key to the victory, James said. DaNara Day led the way with 19 points. She also had four of Allen’s 14 steals and three assists. “DaNara was big all day, getting baskets at multiple key times,” James said. Freshman Taylor Seward was inserted into the starting lineup and responded with eight points, including a pair of second half 3-pointers that gave the Red Devils some separation. Allen led 30-26 at halftime. Iolan Kendra Taiclet followed with seven points, while Miracle Davis had eight rebounds, six assists and five steals. Ebonie Jones and Hannah Blackwell also had three assists each. The Red Devils, 1-2 in Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division play and 8-7 overall, play again at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Neosho County Community College. “Hopefully our success on the road will carry over,” James said. Allen (30-34—64) Fort Scott (26-31—57) Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Jones 1-0-2-2, Saulsberry 1/1-0-0-5, Davis 1-0-1-2, Morton 2-0-0-4, Day 4/2-53-19, Flanigan 0-0-1-0, Redmond 0/1-0-1-3, Taiclet 0/2-1-1-7, Ware 1-0-1-2, Seward 0/2-2-2-8, Blackwell 1-4-2-6, Hall 1-0-1-2, Molisee 1-2-1-4. TOTALS: 13/8-14-16-64. Fort Scott TOTALS: 16/1-22-12-57.

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Allen Community College defender Kayla Morton (10) challenges a field goal attempt Saturday by Fort Scott Community College’s Burgundy Lewis. The Red Devils picked up their first conference win of the season in a 64-57 victory.


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Google’s ultrafast Internet draws startups to KC By MARIA SUDEKUM Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Inside a small bungalow on the street separating Kansas City, Kan., from its sister city in Missouri, a small group of entrepreneurs are working on their ideas for the next high-tech startup, tapping Google Inc.’s new superfast Internet connection that has turned the neighborhood into an unlikely settlement dubbed the “Silicon Prairie.” The home on State Line Road is one of several startup-friendly locations that have sprouted up in Kansas City in recent months. The catalyst is Google Fiber, the search-engine giant’s fiberoptic network being tested in the Kansas City area that advertises speeds of up to a gigabyte per second — a rate that massively exceeds the average Internet speeds at homes hooked up with cable modems. The advantage here for startups is simple: A fast Internet pipe makes it easier to handle large files and eliminates buffering problems that plague online video, live conferencing or other network-intensive tasks. Though the Kansas City location presents challenges for startups, including the ability to raise money outside the traditional Silicon Valley venture capital scene, entrepreneurs like Synthia Payne believe it’s the place to be right now for up-andcoming tech companies. Payne is one of those entrepreneurs hoping to launch her startup dream — an Internet subscription service for musicians who want to collaborate online — on the cheap. She shares the State Line Road house, known as the “Home for Hackers,” with other startups under a deal that allows them to live rent-free while they develop their business plans. Google’s network was attractive, Payne said, because her business plan “is dependent upon really good, really fast Internet.” “Without this on-ramp here I probably would have found it very difficult to come here,” said Payne, who in December moved from Denver to develop CyberJammer. Residents here were thrilled when Google announced last year that Kansas

City, Kan., and neighboring Kansas City, Mo., would be its test bed for Google Fiber. The Mountain View, Calif.-based company spent months and unknown sums installing optical fiber around the area. Google provides the full gigabit service for $70 a month and its own cable-TV like service for another $50. A slower Internet connection is free on a monthly basis after a $300 installation fee.

The whole startup thing in Kansas City is like this huge growing beast. It’s got this crazy momentum. — Ben Barreth, web developer

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The first homes were installed with fiber optics in the fall, with more “fiberhoods” planned in stages over the next several months. Kansas City, Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., remain Google’s only fiber market, though the company has said it plans additional roll-outs. Many in the tech industry believe Google’s move could ultimately force broadband providers to accelerate their networks to compete. Making Internet access faster would give the company more opportunities to attract traffic and sell more advertising — the main way Google makes money. The “Home for Hackers” and its unique business pitch is the brainchild of local web developer Ben Barreth, whose property was among the first wave of houses to be fiber-wired and is a block away from the Google Fiber offices. “Hackers” who pass Barreth’s application process and show a real intention to work on a viable project can live there rent-free for three months. Since starting the home in October after cashing in his Roth IRA and putting a down payment on the $48,000 home, Barreth has gotten applications from nearly 60 people seeking a spot in the home. “The whole startup thing in Kansas City is like this huge growing beast,” he said. “It’s got this crazy momentum.”

Kansas briefs Former Kansas Republican leader changing affiliation

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The former Republican chairwoman of the Kansas Senate’s Education Committee who was defeated last year by a more conservative challenger says she is changing her party affiliation to Democrat. The Lawrence Journal-World reported Jean Schodorf announced on Facebook Sunday that she will make the change today. The Wichita resident was one of several moderate Republicans defeated in the Aug. 2 primaries by conservatives backed by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Gov. Sam Brownback. Schodorf said in her Facebook post that she feels the Republican Party at both the state and national levels no longer represents her. She had announced shortly after the primary that she planned to leave the party and wanted to

help form a moderate-centrist coalition in the state.

Man dies after fall while trimming tree in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man in his 40s is dead after falling 40 to 50 feet while trimming a tree in Wichita. The Wichita Eagle reported police spokesman Sgt. Jeff Davis said the man was taken to Wesley Medical Center in critical condition after he fell around 1 p.m. Friday. He died a short time later. Davis said the man, who wasn’t being identified until his family was notified, secured himself with a rope around the waist and tied the rope to a very large branch. Davis says the man began sawing on a limb and didn’t realize it was the one to which he was attached. When the limb fell, the weight of it pulled him down. The man was helping a friend and didn’t work for a tree-trimming company.


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Wife’s job ambivalence wasn’t in his plans Hi, Carolyn: My wife and I have been married nine years, and it’s starting to bother me that she has not begun her career yet. Following college, she got a master’s degree and then started her PhD. She’s now six years into her four-year program and has hinted that she may not want to work after she graduates. As far as duties around the house, we

split them; she cooks because I’m horrible at it, while I take care of laundry. We’ve got no kids and a cleaning service that comes twice a week. This is such a big deal for me because I saw what my mother went through with my father. He was lazy and had zero ambition, making my mother work atrocious hours for us to get by before she’d had enough and they di-

Public notices (First published in The Iola Register, January 14, 2013) ORDINANCE NO. 460-2013 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 54 ARTICLE II, SECTIONS 54-37 AND 54-38 OF THE CITY OF GAS CODE, RELATING TO LANDLORD LIABILITY FOR UTILITY BILLS FOR THE CITY OF GAS, KANSAS. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GAS, KANSAS: Section 1. Chapter 54, Article II, Section 54-37 is hereby repealed and reenacted and read as follows: Sec. 54-37. Landlord Liability (a) Owners of premises served by utility service under this ordinance shall be liable for payment of the cost of any utility service account delinquency arising from service provided to such premises, regardless of whether the utility service was furnished upon the application and request of the owner or the lessee of the premises. This provision shall also apply when the premises are leased by or through an agent or other representative of the owner. (b) In the event a delinquency arises involving leased premises, in addition to the tenant, the owner or owner’s agent shall be notified in writing of the delinquency of the lessee by first class regular mail within 10 days after the billing to the lessee becomes delinquent. Notice shall be sufficient if mailed to the last known address of the owner or owner’s agent known to city personnel responsible for said mailing, after reasonable inquiry. Section 2. Chapter 54, Article II, Section 54~38 is hereby repealed and reenacted and read as follows: Sec. 54-38. Liability of Property Owner (a) Lessors of leased premises served by utility service furnished by the City shall be ultimately liable for payment of the cost of any utility service furnished by the City to such leased premises, whether the service is furnished upon the application and request of the lessor or the lessee of such premises. (b) If utility service is furnished by the City to leased premises, upon the application and request of the lessee, then all billings for such service furnished shall be made to the lessee. However, if the cost of such service is not paid, as and when they become payable, the lessor of the premises served shall be liable for the payment of such cost, plus all interest and penalties as provided by the laws of the City. The lessor shall be notified in writing by first class mail within 10 days after a billing becomes delinquent. (c) If utility service is furnished to lease premises on the application and request of the lessor of the premises, then all billings for utilities furnished to such leased premises shall be made directly to the lessor, and the lessor shall be fully liable for the cost of the service furnished. (d) The city may collect the amount of the unpaid bill for utility services by any lawful means. No utility lien shall attach to the property for unpaid utility fees or charges, when the

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utility service has been contracted for by a lessee and not by the lessor or owner of the property to which such service is provided. (e) Nothing provided herein shall prohibit the city from bringing an action in court against the lessor or owner of the property to which utility service is or has been provided to obtain a monetary judgment or prohibits the turning over the debt to a collection agency, including the State of Kansas Setoff Program. Section 3. Effective Date. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after it’s publication in the official city newspaper. PASSED AND APPROVED THE 8TH DAY OF JANUARY, 2013. ATTEST: Darrel Catron, Mayor Rhonda Hill, City Clerk (1) 14 (First published in The Iola Register, January 14, 2013) CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 2013 A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY FROM A PORTION OF K.S.A. 15-209 RELATING TO THE QUALIFICATION OF THE CITY CLERK BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GAS, KANSAS: Section 1. The City of Gas, Kansas, by the power vested in it under Article 12, Section 5 of the constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects to exempt itself and make inapplicable to it, the provisions of K.S.A. 15-209 insofar as said statute may require that a city clerk, be a qualified elector of said city. Section 2. The city clerk of the City of Gas, Kansas, need not be a qualified elector of the City of Gas, Kansas, and may reside outside of the city limits of Gas. City Clerk shall reside within Allen County and be a qualified elector of Allen County. Section 3. This Charter Ordinance shall take effect 61 days after final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed, requiring a referendum to be held on the ordinance as provided in Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case this Charter Ordinance shall become effective upon approval by a majority of the electors voting there on. PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY, not less than two thirds of the members-elect voting in favor there of, this 8th day of January, 2013. Attest: Darrel Catron, Mayor Rhonda Hill, City Clerk (1) 14,21

vorced. I told myself I would never marry a housewife. We discussed all of this prior to getting married, and I wouldn’t have asked her to marry me had we not agreed that both of us would have our own careers. She now says things like, “What would happen if I don’t work?” and “People change.” I’m growing resentful as I feel like I’m the only one putting in effort. I love my wife but can’t respect someone who has the ability but chooses not to work. What can I do? — J. Say this to her, since her hinting and your growing resentful suggest you haven’t — not in so many words. But first, please sort your concerns about your marriage from your old childhood wounds. One thing to consider is that “hinting” at a preference for the future is not the same thing as “making my mother work atrocious hours for us to get by.” Your emotions might not be able to tell the difference, but don’t let your mind conflate the two. Maybe you saw signs that her degree-chasing was about avoiding entry into the workforce, but that’s still about her, not your dad. Meanwhile, people do change. Could that just be her excuse for dodging accountability? Absolutely — but it could also reflect a true change of heart that you

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ignore at the expense of your marriage; “housewife” — or husband — has no inherent connection to “lazy.” She could also be working mentally through doubts about her career. Figure out where these nine years have taken both of you before you make any momentous decisions. Then, you talk. I do get that it can be daunting to break a habit of not communicating, especially on your hot topic. There are moments, however, when the barriers to entry are lower. For example, you cite her speculation — “What would happen if I don’t work?” — seemingly as one of her hints; why not treat it (or some other such hint) as if it’s not a rhetorical question? Choose a time when you’re both rested and unhurried, remind her of her question, then ask her if she was serious. If yes, then say you’d like to give your answer: “What would happen is that I’d remain the only one earning money for us both, and I can’t say how I feel about that without knowing what you plan to do instead.”

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Sports Calendar Iola High School Basketball Midseason Tournaments Iola freshman tourney

Today, Chanute 9th girls and boys at Iola, 5:30 p.m.

Burlington Invitational

Tuesday, Iola boys vs. Sabetha, 5:05 p.m. Tuesday, Iola girls vs. Burlington, 6:40 p.m. Friday, Iola girls vs. Paola or Sabetha, 6:40 p.m. Friday, Iola boys vs. Burlington or Santa Fe Trail, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Iola girls, boys, TBA

High School Wrestling

Saturday at Eureka Invitational, 9 a.m.

Middle School Basketball

Thursday, 7th, 8th boys at Parsons, 3:30 p.m.

Humboldt High School Basketball Midseason Tournaments Pleasanton Invitational

Tuesday, HHS boys vs. Altoona-Midway, 4 p.m. Tuesday, HHS girls vs. Uniontown, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, HHS boys vs. Central Heights or Uniontown, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, HHS girls vs. Prairie View or Altoona-Midway, 7 p.m. Saturday, HHS boys, girls TBA

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SCC squads drop home games to Olpe LE ROY — Southern Coffey County’s boys and girls squads had a rough night on the hardwoods Friday. The SCC boys fell behind early in a 52-34 loss to host Olpe, while the Lady Titans dropped a 66-18 decision. In the boys contest, Olpe led 17-9 after one quarter and 30-15 at the break. Aaron True scored 11 points, while Chism Newkirk scored nine for Southern Coffey County., which kept pace in the third quarter before being outscored 11-8 down the stretch. Brandon Baumgardner’s 18 points led Olpe, followed by Joe Redeker’s 13. IN THE GIRLS contest, Olpe outscored the Lady Titans a combined 44-8 over the second and third quarters. Martyna Hegwald, Myranda Hegwald and Sarah Webb each scored six points for the Lady Titans. Elena Flott had 20, Emily Samuels 17 and Janae Haag 10 for Olpe. The Southern Coffey County squads resume play Tuesday at Hartford. They will travel to Emporia next week to participate in the Lyon County League Midseason Tournament.

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Southern Coffey County High’s Sarah Webb, left, and Chism Newkirk, shown here in games from earlier this season, were among their teams’ scoring leaders Friday. Webb scored six points in a loss to Olpe, while Newkirk scored nine for SCC against the Eagles in a 52-34 loss. SCC girls (8-5-3-2—18) Olpe girls (13-26-18-9—66) SCC (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Lyda 0-0-1-0, Deal 0-0-2-0, Mart. Hegwald 3-0-1-6, Myr. Hegwald 0/2-01-6, Webb 3-0-2-6, Brite 0-0-1-0, Alumbaugh 0-0-0-2-0, Hall 0-0-2-0.

TOTALS: 6/2-0-12-18. Olpe (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Hendricks 1/1-2-0-7, Barnard 2-0-4-4, Haag 3-0-4-10, McDougald 1/1-00-5, Flott 9-2-1-20, Spellman 1-01-1-3, Samuels 1/4-3-1-17, Cole 0-0-1-0, Barnhart 0-0-1-0. TOTALS:

18/6-12-9-66. SCC boys (9-6-11-8—34) Olpe boys (17-13-11-11—52) SCC (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): True 4/10-4-11, Newkirk 2/1-2-0-9, Houston 2-0-0-4, Patterson 0-0-3-0, Nelson 0-0-1-0, Witteman 1-2-3-4, Harred

2-2-2-6. TOTALS: 11/2-6-13-34. Olpe (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Stout 2-5-2-9, J. Smith 0-0-1-0, T. Smith 1-0-2-2, Hogan 3-0-2-6, Krueger 1-0-0-2, Baumgardner 5/2-2-3-18, Redeker 6-1-4-13. TOTALS: 19/28-14-52.

Hawks, Cats victorious

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Colt Ryan had 24 points and eight assists and Evansville made seven free throws over the final last 1:25 to hold off No. 23 Wichita State for a 71-67 victory Sunday. The Aces (11-6, 4-1 Missouri Valley Conference) took advantage of a seasonhigh 22 turnovers by Wichita State (15-2, 4-1) to win their fourth straight conference game.

High School Basketball Midseason Tournaments Southeast Lancer Classic Monday, MV girls vs. St. Paul, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, MV boys vs. Southeast, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, MV boys vs. Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, MV girls vs. Columbus, 8:30 p.m. Friday MV girls, boys TBA

Crest

On Saturday in Lubbock, Texas, Kevin Young scored 14 points and No. 6 Kansas beat Texas Tech 60-46 on Saturday for the Jayhawks’ 13th straight win. Meanwhile, Shane Southwell made two free throws with 21 seconds left, then blocked Gary Browne’s layup attempt with a second left to preserve No. 18 Kansas State’s 65-64 win over West Virginia on Saturday in Morgantown.

Baylor women down KU

High School Basketball Midseason Tournaments Pleasanton Invitational

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Brittney Griner had 33 points and seven rebounds, and top-ranked Baylor had little trouble beating No. 17 Kansas 82-60 on Sunday for the Lady Bears’ 12th consecutive win. Griner had 22 points in the first half, when Baylor (14-1, 4-0 Big 12) seized control of the game. Odyssey

Tuesday, Crest girls vs. Pleasanton, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Crest boys vs. Pleasanton, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Crest girls vs. Jayhawk-Linn or Central Heights, 7 p.m. Thursday, Crest boys vs. Prairie View or Jayhawk-Linn, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Crest girls, boys TBA

Sims added 14 points and Brooklyn Pope finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Lady Bears won their 26th consecutive conference game. CeCe Harper came off the bench to score a career-high 21 points for the Jayhawks (11-4, 2-2), who had been unbeaten in nine home games.

Yates Center Basketball Friday vs. WAVERLY

Southern Coffey Co. Basketball Tuesday at Hartford

Allen Basketball

Wednesday at Neosho County, women 6 p.m., men 8 p.m. Saturday vs. COFFEYVILLE, women 2 p.m., men 4 p.m.

Kansas State Basketball

Wednesday at TCU, 12:30 p.m. TV: ESPNU Saturday vs. OKLAHOMA, 3 p.m. TV: Big 12 Network

Kansas Basketball

Today vs. BAYLOR, 8 p.m. TV: ESPN Saturday at Texas, 1 p.m. TV: CBS

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Allen Community College’s Tray Fountain (10) defends a field goal attempt by Fort Scott Community College’s Chekial Wright (12) Saturday in the Greyhounds’ 63-61 victory. Also defending on the play is Allen’s Andrew Rountree (1).

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“We played better (after halftime), and the score remained even for much of the second half,” Shaw said. Andrew Rountree collected a key offensive rebound, which he turned into a buzzer-beating putback as time expired to tie the score at 58-58. The Red Devil offense struggled in the overtime, accounting for only three points. Allen hit only 2 of 19

3-pointers in the contest. Rountree led the way for the Red Devils with 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals, while DeAndrae Barnett scored 16 points, going 9 for 12 from the line, to go with seven rebounds. Tray Fountain scored 12, while Cameron Blue had seven points with nine boards. Rountree, Fountain and Bryce Schippers each had three assists. The defeat drops Allen

to 0-3 in Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division play and 4-11 overall. The Red Devils hit the road again Wednesday at Neosho County Community College. Allen (25-33-3—6—61) Fort Scott (29-29-5—63) Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Rountree 8-4-5-20, Burnes 0-0-1-0, Roberts 0-0-1-0, Fountain 4-4-112, Schippers 0-0-2-0, Uno 0/11-0-4, Keiswetter 0-0-2-0, Barnett 2/1-9-3-16, Blue 3-1-3-7, Walden 0-0-1-0, Walter 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 18/2-19-18-61. Fort Scott TOTALS: 18/5-1218-63.

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