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Calls to the 911 dispatch center average one almost every 10 minutes. And while that may sound a little slow, played out over 24 hours a day and every day of the year, the total comes to 55,000. Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Clounch “That’s what we received last joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an Naomi 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday. year,” Angie Murphy, dispatch center director, told Allen County the founders of the historically commissioners Tuesday mornAfrican American church ever ing. would have believed that one day The call total — she figures their nation would have a black By RICHARD LUKEN attached. The bar was triggered half or more are for true emerpresident. Monday’s ceremonies richard@iolaregister.com through a gear box engaged as its gencies — wasn’t the point of her with second inauguraLE ROY — Unlike the mecha- coincided wheels roll. appearance, but the magnitude of nized behemoths of today, Ray tion of President Barack Obama. With no mechanical engine to Register/Bob Johnson the number captivated commis- Whiteley’s mowing “Things are improving, but outfit was speak of, the only noise emanatDavid Toland spoke at Monday evening’s Dr. Martin Luther King sioners. we’re not there yet,” Shirley said. considerably quieter. ing from his unit was from the Celebration at Ward Chapel AME Church. at right, Murphy was before commisuntil we all have self-respect His Above “engine” — aNaomi pair of “Not teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar sioners to request a 20 percent Clounch sings “America, the Beautiful.” and give to each other.” 1,200-pound mules — needed only rotating respect back and forth. increase in the department’s bud- an occasional break from the stiIn his opening prayer, The Rev. Joining Whiteley was neighbor get for 2012, up $126,000 over this fling summer heat as Whiteley Phil Honeycutt looked out over and friend Greg Gleue, with his year’s $490,000. salt-and-pepper audience, saytraversed his way around an 18- the own mowing outfit, another sickThe increase seemed pretty acre prairie hay meadow. ing, “We may all be from different le bar mower pulled by a pair of hefty. Murphy reasoned health but tonight, Lord, “It’s a little warm, so we’ve backgrounds, Percheron draft horses. By will SUSAN “Confronting our own laziness, you got us on the same playing insurance costLYNN an additional been taking it easy,” Whiteley “We’re having some fun with susan@iolaregister.com own fears, our own desire to field. Let us celebrate as one Dr. $50,000 and another $6,000 was our said. “It’s our little hobby.” it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind Doing the thing, dayEmin go along to get along, is the hard King’s expected for right Kansas Public birthday and his dreams.” The mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a and day out, forward MarSeecarries COUNTY | Page A5 part,” Toland said. The proficient Pat Pulley, who ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See MOWING | Page A5 tin Luther King’s rallying cries “Too often we don’t speak up a small wagon with cutting bar sang and played accompaniment for justice, said David Toland, as when confronted with the evil in on the piano, Becky French, and the speaker for the MLK program our world. And when we don’t, we Naomi Clounch, whose 79-yearMonday night at Ward Chapel become part of the problem,” he old voice grows richer with each AME Church. said. passing year, provided music in Without the fanfare of marchToland, executive director of separate performances. es, sit-ins and demonstrations, the Thrive Allen County, capped off A head count of 67 attended the purpose is as great today as in the a night of inspirational singing, service. heyday of the Civil Rights move- prayer and remarks at the tradiToland’s comments hit the ment, and perhaps more difficult, tional service. mark for the receptive crowd. because the target can sometimes In his brief remarks, Mayor Bill “Change doesn’t just happen,” be the man in the mirror. Shirley wondered if back in 1873

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ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall knew about cheating allegations on standardized tests but either ignored them or tried to hide them, according to a state investigation. An 800-page report released Tuesday to The Associated Press Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was through an open records request shows several educators reported cheating in their schools. But the report says Hall, who won the national Superintendent of the Year award in 2009, and other administrators ignored those rehe said. “It has to be willed to hap- lives he ulportswere and threatened. sometimes And retaliated pen. And it takes individual ac- timately lostwhistleblowers. his life in the strugagainst the gle.The yearlong investigation tion. “We all have personal chal- shows “And educators we can’t give few hours at a nearly four a few dollars to help people in lenges, but not a one of us in this or dozen Atlanta elementary and room can say that we struggled need right here in Allen County? middle schools cheated on stanlike Dr. King did. Being born a dardized “If Dr. King let dogs tests wouldn’t by helping stublack man in racist Georgia in and fireorhoses turn him around, dents changing the answers once exams were handed in. The investigators also found a Confronting our own laziness, our ownintimidation fears, ourand “culture of fear, retaliation” thehard school district own desire to go along to get along, isinthe part. over the cheating allegations, Too often we don’t speak up when confronted with the which led to educators lying evil in our world. And when we don’t, we become part about the cheating or destroying

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An anticipated field of a thousand runners and walkers, who will flee Iola’s downtown business district early Saturday as Charley Melvin did in 1905, can be thankful that Melvin chose to do his dastardly deed in the middle of the night. Had the event being commemorated occurred in mid-day, participants would battle oppressive heat and humidity, with both forecast at the upper end of the discomfort scale during daytime Friday and Saturday. As is, they will run and walk in somewhat more inviting temperatures predicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. Saturday. The race — many walkers will be out for a stroll — will cap activities that start late Friday afternoon and will go on throughout the evening. Included will be the much-awaited “drag race,” featuring some of the area’s finest men and women dressed in drag. Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen County, co-sponsor with Allen County Crimestoppers for “The Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run for your Life,” said total of participants was approaching 450, with about 200 signed on for the 5-kilometer run. The walk will follow a 3-kilometer course. “Registration, including probably a fifth online, has really

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how can we let judgmental neighbors and people who do nothing for their fellow man turn us around with their judgments?” The fight to do right is within each of us, Toland said. Call it out.

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WASHINGTON — Allowing that “our journey is not complete,” President Barack Obama offered a robust liberal vision of America in his second inaugural address, embracing gay rights and a substantive role for government even as he acknowledged the challenges of a bitterly Register/Susan Lynn divided nation. These men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite An ocean of American flags race, the drag race. From left to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and waved under overcast skies and Fred Heismeyer. The race begins at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square. hundreds of thousands of faces tilted up just before noon EST Monday as Obama stood on the Capitol’s West Front and repeated the oath of office in America’s 57th presidential inauguration. Mark Gail/MCT By SUSAN LYNN year a woman’s garter was trans- The Shirt Shop, 20 W. Jackson, Chants of “O-ba-ma” rose, U.S. President Barack Obama takes the oath of office from Chief susan@iolaregister.com ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a echoing fromgot a packed John Roberts as his wife, Michelle, and daughters Malia If you’ve enoughNational of it, Fri- Justice to another. wide selection from which to Mall. The is atmosphere was day night the night to let fesyour and“It’s Sasha lookthan on ata the U.S. said Capitolchoose. in Washington, D.C., better baton,” Doors open at 10Monp.m. tive, but the fevered excitement hair down. day. David Toland, executive director Registration to participate that welcomed first One sure test America’s is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the drag race is $5. That also African-American president in the “Drag Race” as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s gains participants entrance to a four years ago had Mad been Bomber toned the Charlie Melvin events. 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive down. Still, though the crowd Run For Your Life race. If you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can appeared smaller, it may Men and women alikerank are as en- wear — no worries. be purchased in advance at the one of the largest for an inaugucouraged to dress in a cross-genDresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or Friday night on ral dercelebration. manner and then “compete” and other accoutrements will be See EGO | Page B6 an of 18-minute speech, inInteams four in a relay . Last available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s Obama paid tribute to the vast cultural, demographic and political changes that twice helped sweep him into office. He also highlighted themes of national unity, borrowing By JOE SNEVE — Since 1871 — language that even the most arjoe@iolaregister.com At the bandstand Jim Garner, director dent tea party follower would When Brian Pekarek was hired Thursday, July 7, 2011 8 p.m. endorse — praising “the patrias superintendent of the Iola PROGRAM ots of 1776,” describing freedom school district in February, he Star Spangled Banner ..................................................arr. J.P. Sousa as “a gift from God,” endorsing saw an opportunity to “reinvigoAmericans We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore healthy skepticism of “central rate” USD 257. Rock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... arr. Jack Bullock authority,” and describing as With a Wong/Getty focus on academic Army of the Nile — march ...................................Kenneth J. Alford Pool photo by Alex Images/MCT “fiction” the notion that governachievement and public transparBegin of the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porter ment can solve all ills. President Barack Obama dances with first lady Michelle Obama ency, Pekarek hopes he can furInvercargill marchclear ................................................... Alex Lithgow But Obama —made he at the Inaugural Ball on Monday night in Washington, D.C.district and ther success for the Hymn to the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney views government as essential the more than 1,300 students relyMen of nation’s Ohio — march ............................................. Henry Fillmore to fix the problems and ic.............................. ideology stretching from the “They doit.not make us a nation ing on A Sixties Time Capsule — medley arr. Jennings to guarantee the security of its days of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s of takers. They freehis us talk. to take Pekarek walks A naThe Washington Post — march ...................................John P. Sousa citizens, reaffirming DemocratNew Deal. the risks that make this country Rained out concerts will be rescheduled for Friday evening. See PEKAREK | Page A5 “Medicare and Medicaid and great.” Social Security, these things do The remarks were an allusion not sap our initiative,” he said. See INAUGURATION | Page A6 Vol. 113, No. 209 75 Cents

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picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday afternoon. As in the past, “we expect a lot of people to sign up Friday night.” Cost is $12 for the walk. Runners’ fees are $14 for youth to age 17, $20 for adults and $17 each for members of teams. Runners in the third annual event will aim for best times of 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for females, set last year. Sticks of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” will be awarded the first three places for males and females in each of five ages groups, 15 and under, 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 and 61 and over. All participants will break from in front of the post office. Runners will follow a course that will take them on West to Washington, then Jackson, Jefferson and East to Cottonwood. They See TEMPS | B6

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Gertrude Evelyn (Johnson) Riley, 72, Iola, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice in Wichita. G e r trude was born the daughter of Sveinn S. Johnson and Donna Evelyn ( A b b o t t ) Riley Johnson on March 11, 1940, in Ardock, N.D. On Aug. 2, 1990, Gertrude and Gary Riley were united in marriage in Iola. Together they celebrated 23 years of marriage. Her life was her children, she was a jack of all trades. She could do just about everything. Gertrude was a very talented artist and crafter. She was always friendly and outgoing. She had a quick wit. Survivors include broth-

Jeffrey Jackson

Jeffrey Jackson, 55, Elsmore, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at his home. Jeff was born June 17, 1957, in Iola, to Oliver Conrad and Lorella (Brown) Jackson. He graduated from Jackson Marmaton Valley High School in 1975 and attended Allen County Community College. He worked in the oil field industry and farmed his entire life. Jeff married Becky Lynn Mohler and they had three children and later divorced. Jeff was baptized and confirmed at Friends Home Lutheran Church at Savonburg. He enjoyed watching local sporting events, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Kansas City Royals and spending time with his grandchildren on the farm. Survivors are two children, Lindsey Vanderford and husband, Dennis, Iola, and Kurt Jackson, Iola; two grandchildren Kenton and

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Reva Marie Williams, 61, Ottawa, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, at Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at COF Training Services, 1516 N. Davis Ave., Ottawa. Grave-

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Ruth Yowell, 90, Humboldt, passed away Jan. 21, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola. Services are pending. Memorials in her name

ers, George S. Johnson and Jonathon T. Johnson; sisters, Ellen R. McEvoy and Krisjanna I. Johnson; children, Debbie F. Smith, James K. Basher, John K. Basher, Joel K. Hanson, Jeorge K. Hanson, Jerry K. Hanson and Denice R. Hanson; grandchildren, Connie Cosby, Jackson Smith, Christopher Basher, Storm Reynolds, Bethany Wright, Andrew Hanson, Jenia Hanson, Stephanie Hanson, Taylor Hanson and Jessica Hanson; and eight greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her grandson Brian Hanson and her parents. A celebration of life for Gertrude will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday at the Riley’s residence, 705 N. Sycamore, Iola. To share a memory or leave condolences please visit www.cornerstoneofwichita.com Arrangements are by Cornerstone or Wichita. Tennyson; four siblings, Bruce Jackson and wife, Sharon, Chanute, Lynn Wray and husband, Tom, Spring Hill, Brian Jackson and wife, Janet, Elsmore, and Jennifer Jackman and husband, Mike, Elsmore; and mother, Lorella Jackson of Elsmore. He was preceded in death by his father, Oliver Conrad Jackson, son Kent Jackson, sister Loretta Boman, and nephews Ryan Jackman and Brent Jackson. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel where some of the family will be present to receive friends. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Friends Home Lutheran Church at Savonburg. Burial will be at Elsmore Cemetery. Memorial choices are Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF), Friends Home Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association and can be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com. side service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at East Hill Cemetery, Erie. Memorial choice is COFTS, Inc., which can be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com. may be made to Home Health and Hospice in Iola and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Humboldt Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Hunting goods stolen Kelly Nordyke, Iola, reported different hunting items had been stolen from her residence on 11 McGuire Dr. The items were stolen from her boyfriend, Thaddeus Perry’s, truck. The items included a hunting stand, two rifles, 10 fishing rods and bow and arrow. The estimated cost of

Military charity opens in KC OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A national charity that helps military service members has opened an office in the Kansas City area. Operation Homefront said in a release Monday that it opened an office in December in Overland Park, Kan., to serve the Missouri and Kansas region. The Texas-based nonprofit was founded in 2002 to provide emergency financial aid and other help to families of service members and wounded veterans.

Assisted pregnancy complicated by laws By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The case of a Kansas sperm donor being sued by the state for child support underscores a confusing patchwork of aging laws that govern assisted reproduction in the United States and often lead to litigation and frustration among would-be parents. Complex questions about parental responsibility resurfaced late last year, as Kansas officials went after a Topeka man who answered a Craigslist ad from a lesbian couple seeking a sperm donor. Because no doctor was involved in the artificial insemination, the state sought to hold William Marotta financially responsible for the child when the women split up and one of them sought public assistance. A hearing is set for April. Many states haven’t updated their laws to address the evolution of family structures — such as same-sex families, single women conceiving with donated sperm or artificial inseminations performed without a doctor’s involvement. At-home insemination kits are inexpensive, and obtaining sperm from a friend, or even a donor met over the Internet, allows women to avoid medical costs that generally aren’t covered by insurance. But experts say that as case law changes, families put themselves at risk by failing to seek legal advice. The first wave of assisted reproduction laws were based on model legislation from 1973. These statutes typically call for, among other things, the involvement of a medical provider in order for a sperm donor to be freed of parental responsibility.

“They put a whole bunch of what they thought were reasonable restrictions on the process to encourage people to do it responsibly,” said Steve Snyder, a Minnesota family law attorney and chairman of an assisted reproduction committee for the American Bar Association. But, he said, the problem is that if people “don’t fall under the strict terms of the law, then the law doesn’t protect you.”

They put a whole bunch of what they thought were reasonable restrictions on the process to encourage people to do it responsibly. — Steve Snyder, family attorney

As a result, the doctor involvement requirement and other stipulations were dropped in 2000 when the model legislation, the Uniform Parentage Act, was updated. The new language has been enacted in nine states, including Alabama, Oklahoma and Texas. But Kansas’ law, enacted in 1994, was based on the earlier model. Kansas isn’t alone in grappling with assisted reproduction issues. In Indiana, an appeals court ruled last week that a man who divorced his wife must pay child support for their son and daughter, even though the children were conceived by artificial insemination using sperm donated by another man. Still another case in Indiana involved a man who was ordered in 2010 to pay child support for only one of the two children resulting from his sperm

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donations. “The only way to avoid these situations is to change the law to catch up with the technology and what people are actually doing in assisted reproduction,” Snyder said. Sperm donation and parental rights may sound like a relatively niche sector in the legal arena, but updating laws has been a challenge, and some like the rules just the way they are. Kansas’ state Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a conservative Republican, said he doubts legislators will or should consider making changes. “It tells everybody don’t do stupid things on Craigslist. It’s kind of common sense,” he said.” If you’re going to create another life, even if it’s a good intention, that’s a heck of a responsibility, and it’s one that precedes any sort of state action.” In the 2010 Indiana case, a woman who used a friend’s sperm to conceive two children sought public assistance after she and her lesbian partner separated. County officials wanted to collect child support from the donor. A state appeals court ultimately ruled that an agreement entered into be-

fore the first child’s birth freed the donor from financial responsibility for that child. But the donor was found to be financially responsible for the second child, because the agreement didn’t cover subsequent children. “It is definitely evolving and these kinds of cases are really cutting edge,” said Sean Lemieux, an Indianapolis attorney who also represented the sperm donor. “It is a risky thing and this is not the place to save your money upfront and get an office form off the Internet.” A high-profile California case, meanwhile, shows the consequences of going without a contract. Texas bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman, who donated sperm for his ex-girlfriend’s artificial insemination, paid thousands of dollars in child support each month for nearly four years for two children until an appeals court ruled in March that he could stop. Peter A. Lauzon, the Los Angeles attorney who represented the eight-time Mr. Olympia, said the legal issues surrounding artificial insemination create a “chilling effect.” “Who is going to want to donate sperm?” he asked. “No one.”

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Humboldt County discusses future of bridge By TERRY BROYLES Humboldt Correspondent

HUMBOLDT — The steel truss bridge two and a half miles west of town has provided safe crossing over Owl Creek for more than 100 years, but its deteriorating condition has caused Allen County Public Works Director Bill King concern. “It has outlived its useful life cycle,� King said. “For the safety of the traveling public, it needs to be replaced.� In a recent Allen County commission meeting, King presented information that supported his recommendation. “Bridge inspections are normally done every two years,� he said. “This one, because of its condition, gets inspected every year. The sufficiency rating is a big factor in the decision to replace. This bridge is what is considered a fracture critical structure, so it gets more attention.� To be eligible for federal funds, a bridge must have a sufficiency rating of less than 50. This one has a rating of 17.9. County bridge “2.8-P.6,� more commonly referred to as the “Hegwald� bridge or “Owl Creek� bridge, was built in 1909 by the Canton Bridge Co. It is 65 feet long with a roadway of 14 feet and a weight limit of nine tons. “The NBI (National Bridge Inventory data base compiled by the Federal Highway Administration) structure number is 000011019806006. See why we call it the Hegwald

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bridge,� King said. “It’s easier to remember than the official name.� Jerry Sinclair, who has lived a stone’s throw from the crossing since 1963, said he’s always referred to it as the Owl Creek Bridge. Neighbors across the road since 1968, the Hegwalds, don’t remember when it started being referred to as the Hegwald Bridge. Nadine Hegwald said, “I think it should be called the HegwaldSinclair bridge. Jerry has lived out here longer than we have.� Asked if there was a lot of traffic in the area, Hegwald said, “Oh gosh, yes. This is a scenic route, I’m

The one-lane bridge over Owl Creek west of Humboldt was built in 1909 and is on the County’s schedule to be replaced. The Canton Bridge Co. built the bridge crossing the creek. told. A lot of people come out by here looking. It’s really pretty in the spring and fall, but kind of naked in the winter.� In the 50 years Sinclair has lived next to the bridge, 2007 was the only time the creek flooded enough to reach his home. “It had come to within 30 feet west of the house before, but in 2007 water was up to the house,� he said. “It was a foot and a half deep in the driveway and there was 42 inches in the barns that year.� Hegwald attaches historical significance to the structure. “I wish they could make it a historical

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Humboldt receives atrazine settlement HUMBOLDT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Humboldt received $72,372.69 from the nationwide settlement of two class action lawsuits against Syngenta AG, the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest atrazine manufacturer based in Switzerland. Settlement claims were approved for 1,085 water providers from Hawaii to Florida, with the majority in Midwest, where atrazine usage is highest. Atrazine is the most widely used herbicide in the United States, with an estimated 80 million pounds of the weed killer sprayed on corn and other row crops each year, much of which runs off into rivers and streams supplying drinking water to community water systems, serving an esti-

mated 37 million people, including Humboldt and Iola. Total amount of the settlement was $105 million, with individual community water system payments determined by history of atrazine contamination. The funds are to help reimburse water systems for the expense of removing atrazine from their drinking water, stated a prepared press release. How the settlement funds are to be allocated is left up to respective city governments. Humboldt City Administrator Larry Tucker said the settlement funds received would go into the water fund as reimbursement expense.

Humboldt news Today â&#x20AC;&#x201D; City Parks and Terry Pool Committee meets, Broyles 5:15 p.m., City Hall. Thursday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Dream Humboldt meeting, 7 p.m., 473-3727 library. Friday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; South Logan FCE meeting, 9:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse; nex 5 and other improveHHS Sweetheart King and ments completed. Recent Queen crowning ceremo- visitors to the museum ny, halftime, Community researching Civil War artifacts indicated the entire Fieldhouse. Saturday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chapter AM museum was well worth PEO â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come as You Areâ&#x20AC;? the trip. The next society meetmeeting, 9 a.m., home of ing will be Feb. 11 prior to Christy Seufert. the program. Sunday â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Community singspiration, First Bap- DAT The Downtown Action tist Church, 5 p.m. dinner, Team met Jan. 11 at the 6 p.m. program. library. Larry Tucker Feb. 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; County Spellpresented a final list of ing Bee, Iola. 2012 donations and noted Chapter AM the total amount donated Jeanice Cress served as hostess to 12 members of was $44,874.34. A copy Chapter AM PEO on Jan. of the grant application 8 for a meeting at the li- submitted to Enbridge Pipeline Company in the brary. The date for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;BILâ&#x20AC;? amount of $10,000 was party was changed and distributed and additionmembers heard a report al grant opportunities on the Amazon fundrais- discussed. Members will look into er. Dru Cox presented the scheduling a couple of Founders Program listing band concerts in the city characteristics of the sevsquare this year, will folen founders and identified low up with legislators chapter members with to amend the current those characteristics. Preservation The next meeting, at the Historic statutes to allow more lohome of Christy Seufert, cal control over building will be a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come As You Areâ&#x20AC;? meeting on Jan. 26 permit requests within beginning at 9 a.m. Aman- 500 feet distance of a hisda Ames will give the les- toric structure and will son, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Touching Hearts publish a summer newsletter highlighting imwith Laughter.â&#x20AC;? provements, dedications Historical society Upcoming events for the and activities. Sheila Bolling, Weideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s year were the main topic Cemetery Service and for members attending the Humboldt Historical Memorials, attended the Society meeting on Jan. meeting and made a pre14 at the Riverside school sentation regarding rock house. The first open-to- or stone benches and sigthe-public event will be nage. She said donor names Del Shields performing on could be etched into the Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. During the business stone for recognition portion of the meeting, and she plans to donate duties and schedules were a stone bench to the city discussed, members heard to give an opportunity to updates on the work at An- see a finished product.

Water dispute ruled in Manhattanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favor MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; A Kansas Court of Appeals judge said the city of Manhattan does not have to provide free water to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s schools. The Manhattan Mercury reported Monday an appeals court judge upheld a lower court ruling in a case involving an arrangement between the city and school district that dates back to the 19th century. In 1887, a couple deeded

land to the city for operation of a public water supply, with the stipulation that the city would provide free water for churches and public schools. The appeals court judge ruled that the city is no longer obligated to provide free water because the land is no longer being used for a public water works system. The original water works facility was demolished in 1993.


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President calls for bipartisan action on issues The president followed this idealism with a call to hard work. “ . . . We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time. We must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, and reach higher.” His speech was a statement of basic principles for all Americans, regardless of political party, religious faith or country of origin. It didn’t lay out a laundry list of to-dos, though the president did promise to take action on climate change and did stress his conviction that the nation must

take care of its elderly, “the generation which built this country, and must invest in the generation that will build its future. “We do not believe that in this country, freedom is reserved for the lucky or happiness for the few. . . The commitments we make to each other — through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security — these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.” Those of a partisan bent will take those words as a challenge. Expect the conservative response to be a shrill new call for major cuts in the entitlement programs the president held up as strengtheners of our econo-

my in his Monday address. BUT SURELY he is right to warn that the nation can only make progress on making the necessary root and branch reforms in our tax structure and our entitlement programs; in reducing the national debt and dealing with the glaring inequities in our society through nonconfrontational discussion and compromise. The way forward is to accept these challenges as bipartisan opportunities to solve problems rather than make political points. Some sign from the other side of the aisle in Congress that this point is understood would give 2013 a cheery start. — Emerson Lynn, jr.

‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.’ Today we continue a never-ending journey, to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time. For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they have never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth. — President Barack Obama

America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together. — President Barack Obama

we will seize it — so long as we seize it together. “For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it. We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class. We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship. We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American, she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God, but also in our own.”

President Barack Obama started paragraphs with three words, “We, the people,” time after time in his second inaugural speech Monday. It was a call to the nation’s Republicans to set aside partisanship and work with the administration for the good of the people as a whole. Perhaps this statement summed up his argument: “ . . . A decade of war is now ending. An economic recovery has begun. America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands: youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention. My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and

“Our journey is not complete .... Until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts ...

until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well... until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote ... until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity ... until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country ... until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for, and cherished, and always safe from harm.” — President Barack Obama

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”

~ Martin Luther King, Jr (1929-1968)

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‘Free at last’ still a work in progress It was 50 years ago this August that the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. closed his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial with his rendering of a dream he had for the country’s future. The soaring final sentences were somewhat extemporaneous — he let his emotions and sense of the occasion carry him past parts of the prepared text and on to the right words, concluding with the rousing “Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.” It was an exultant moment for much of this country, and in the national memory it has acquired the gauzy image of a happy ending to our long struggle with racial inequality and bigotry. Less vibrant in memory is an image from less than three weeks later: four girls dressed all in white because they were to lead youth day services at their Birmingham, Ala., church, their lives suddenly ended by a racial terrorist bombing. “During the short career of Martin Luther King Jr., between 1954 and 1968, the nonviolent civil rights movement lifted the patriotic spirit of the United States toward our defining national purpose,” writes Taylor Branch, a chronicler of those years. But it was a hard lifting. In the years after the dream speech there were racially motivated murders in the South and riots in large cities in the North. Dr. King, who had emerged as a national figure amid the moral clarity of the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott, found himself under attack from

others in the civil rights movement for not pushing hard or fast enough, from the emerging black-power forces for being insufficiently “militant” and from people who disapproved of his emerging stands on the Vietnam war or economic issues. And then the King years ended in yet another atrocious act of violence — his assassination at a Memphis hotel. “Most of us will be grandparents before we can lead normal lives,” said one leader at the height of the civil rights movement in the early 1960s. He meant that the striving

Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last. — Martin Luther King, 1963 speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

and agitating and the demonstrations were going to have to go on for a long, long time. On Monday, the national day set aside to honor Dr. King, an African American president ceremonially began his second term. Like presidents before him, he has had his ups and downs, mistakes and triumphs. There is, to be sure, an element of bigotry among some of his enemies, but in general it has had a kind of cowardly, subterranean quality to it. President Obama was assailed mostly for what his critics thought were wrong policies or judgments. In the end, as always, the final verdict was given at the polls; the president was reelected, and his inauguration was cele-

Thought for the day

brated — not quite with the rapturous enthusiasm of four years ago but rather with something resembling blessed normality. Dr. King’s words “Free at last, free at last” were specifically addressed not just to black Americans but to people of all faiths, colors and persuasions. He knew that they were all in need of liberation from the cruel customs and habits of the nation’s past, which held back every one of us in one way or another. He had a sense of the moment and, perhaps more important, an understanding of that past and of the “national purpose” that shone through its darkest decades and that could, he believed, some day be attained. — The Washington Post


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Serving on board is a commitment Carla Nemecek Extension Agent for Agriculture ences affect the decisionmaking process, and learn how to manage conflict in a way that is productive, not destructive, to the board. The March 18 session will

ducted from 6 to 8 p.m. Workshop participants will meet at host sites throughout the state to take part in webbased instruction and locally facilitated discussion. In Southeast Kansas, the Allen County Courthouse meeting room will be utilized for the sessions, and Carla Nemecek, director of the Southwind Extension District will serve as facilitator. Pre-registration for the event is required by Feb. 22.

4H news The Dec. 1 Prairie Dell 4-H Club meeting was called to order by president Allyson Hobbs. Annika Hobbs led the club in the flag salute and 4-H Pledge. Roll call was answered by what you want for Christmas. Club members were rec-

ognized for their record book accomplishments and were presented year pins. Following a short meeting, members went Christmas caroling at the Iola Fire Department and Windsor Place. Clara and Lisa Wicoff

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organized a Christmas cookie bake before the meeting. The cookies were delivered to the Southwind Iola Extension office, Sheriff ’s Department, Police Department, Recreation Department and Fire Department.

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are the key to healthy, effective boards and committees in our Kansas communities. ... Whether you are a member of a church board, a township board, a United Way agency board, or a rural water board, this training is appropriate for you. — Trudy Rice, extension community development specialist

cover fundraising, fund management, legalities and ethics. This session will explore a board’s options for raising and managing money, understanding such things as articles of incorporation, bylaws, and policies. Strategic planning will be the final topic on March 25. Participants will learn about establishing a common mission and vision for the board, and how to plan priorities for the future. All sessions will be con-

K-State Research and Extension is conducting a series of board leadership workshops across the state in March. Designed to provide basic training for members of community-based boards, the series will be hosted by local extension professionals at locations across the state. “Informed and committed board members are the key to healthy, effective boards and committees in our Kansas communities. K-State research and extension’s board leadership series will provide an opportunity for board members to learn the basics of being a good board member,” said Trudy Rice, extension community development specialist. “Whether you are a member of a church board, a township board, a United Way agency board, or a rural water board, this training is appropriate for you.” The series will kick off March 4 with how to conduct effective meetings. During this session, participants will learn about their roles and responsibilities as a board member, basics of parliamentary procedure, and strategies to make meetings more productive and effective. On March 11, the topic will be understanding fellow board members and conflict management. Participants will explore how personalities and generational differ-

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The cost is $40 for all four sessions for one board member, and $20 for each additional member of the same board. Each registration buys a seat, which can be rotated by participants. So if a board chooses to buy a seat, they can also rotate members attending the various sessions. Registration includes refreshments and a board basics workbook. More information, including on-line registration is available at www.ksre.ksu.edu/ boardseries.

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Prairie Dell 4-H club members went Christmas Caroling at the Iola Fire Department and Windsor Place. Front row from left are Luke Wicoff, Lane Roloff, Kahlan Roloff, Emily McKarnin, Henry Wicoff, Brandon McKarnin, Clara Wicoff and Casey McKarnin. Second row from left are Bonnie Powell, Suzy Wilks, Anita Roloff, Jenna Wilks, Isaiah Wicoff, Alex Jefferies and Karen McKarnin. Not pictured are Jill Wilks and Lisa Wicoff.

Lease termination date nears A critical date is quickly approaching for landowners who wish to terminate their leases with their tenants. According to the Kansas Farm Lease Law, notice to terminate a farm lease must be given in writing at least 30 days prior to March 1 and must fix the termination date of the tenancy of March 1. This applies to both pasture and crop leases. If there is a fall seeded crop, such as wheat currently planted, the lease is terminated the day harvest is completed or Aug. 1, whichever comes first. This only applies to the portion of the land that has been seeded to a fall crop. Notice must still be made 30 days prior to March 1, stating the termination date as

March 1, on land seeded to fall crops. The same is true if a tenant has either worked the ground or prepared it with normal farming practices, but has not yet planted a fall crop before receiving notice. But, if the landlord gives notice before the tenant prepares the ground for the planting of a fall crop, the lease ends on March 1. The best way to serve a notice of termination is by registered mail as the tenant must sign a receipt for the notice. If the notice is given by mail, it must be done by certified or registered mail. When service is by registered mail, it is important that the landowner keep the return receipt for proof of notice of termina-

tion.   Death of a landowner or sale of the land does not terminate an oral lease; the new owners must follow the terms of the lease.   The only exception to the deadline of 30 days prior to March 1 is written leases signed by both parties which state that the termination date is other wise; in this case a notice of tenancy termination is not required. In the case of a written lease, the landlord and tenant can set any start and termination date they want.   If you would like more information concerning the Kansas Farm Lease Law please contact any of the Southwind Extension District Offices, or visit www. agmanager.info.

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Farms that have been in families for 100 or more years are the mainstay of the Kansas agriculture. Kansas Farm Bureau recognizes this heritage with a plaque designating such farms as a “Century Farm.” It’s the 13th year of the program to honor family farms that have been passed down through generations. During the first 12 years, more than 2,200 family farms qualified for the designation. For more information about qualifying as a century farm, go to www.kfb.org/ getinvolved/centuryfarms/ or contact the Allen County Farm Bureau at 365-2172 or allenfb@kfb.org

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The Moran FCE will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Allen County Courthouse for an FCE Programming Day. Ann Ludlum and Kathy McEwan will lead the group with three different lessons: 10 a.m. “Cook Once, Eat for a Month;” 10:45 a.m. "Get Financially Prepared: Take Steps Before a Disaster;” 11:30 a.m. Lunch 12:15 p.m. “Emotional Appetite: The Food-Mood Connection.” Lunch is $3 for non-FCE members

Prairie Dell 4-H club members recognized at 4-H achievement night were also recognized at the December meeting. Front row from left are Kahlan Roloff, Eve Ard, Henry Wicoff, Luke Wicoff, Casey McKarnin and Brandon McKarnin. Second row from left are Annika Hobbs, Lane Roloff, Alexis Hobbs, Allyson Hobbs, Isaiah Wicoff, Clara Wicoff, Olivia Bannister, Emily McKarnin and Jenna Wilks.

Firefighters train for grain rescues PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters in southeast Kansas have received trained in ways to rescue people who are engulfed in grain at storage facilities. They practiced last week using a mobile trailer from the Kansas Fire and Rescue Training Institute, which can simulate rescues of people trapped in grain bins, The Pittsburg Morning Sun reported. Technical rescue program manager Ed Morrison says some of the grains can act like quicksand, especially those used in oil production. Southeast Kansas raises mostly wheat and corn, so firefighters trained using wheat.

“It can take 1,200 pounds of force to pull someone out if they’re up to their chest,” Morrison said. “You can’t just hook a rope around someone and drag them out. If you do, you might pull an arm out of joint or worse.” Firefighters and some grain elevator employees went through the exercise last Wednesday. Some volunteered to be buried up to their chest in wheat in either the cone-shaped simulation or the grain bin simulation. “About 92 percent of victims do not survive if they are fully engulfed,” Morrison said. Trapped survivors could suffer from suffoca-

tion, fall injuries, crush injuries, or other problems. Another possible complication is that blood pools and clots while the person is caught, which could cause a stroke or heart attack up to 72 hours after a person is rescued. Pittsburg Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Kavanagh said he hopes firefighters never have to respond to someone engulfed in grain but he appreciates the training. “It’s very useful. We have to be prepared for any incident that we’re called on,” Kavanagh said. “Though it’s something you might only see once in a career, it’s important.”

Bank has ‘also ran’ gallery NORTON, Kan. (AP) — There are no parades, no speeches or oaths of office, but it’s still an occasion when a small bank in a small northwestern Kansas town adds another portrait to its gallery of presidential also-rans. So officials at First State Bank in Norton scheduled a free public reception — with coffee and cookies — for Tuesday’s enshrinement of a photograph of Republican Mitt Romney in its unusual upstairs museum, the “They Also Ran Gallery.” The former Massachusetts governor, defeated in November by President Barack Obama, will be the 60th presidential loser to have his portrait and a brief biography

hung on the gallery walls, The Salina Journal reported. Romney will be in company both obscure (Gen. Lewis Cass, loser in 1848 to Whig candidate Zachary Taylor) and famous (Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and others who lost at least one presidential bid before going on to win another). “We’ll have winners mixed in with losers. There’s at least one picture for every presidential election year,” said gallery curator Lee Ann Shearer, who also works as a bookkeeper at the bank. William Walter Rouse, former owner and president of First State Bank, started the portrait collection in 1965. A plan to house the gallery in an-

other building in Norton didn’t work out, so Rouse made room for it on the bank’s second floor. “That’s where it’s been for 48 years, like a little treasure,” Shearer said. The gallery has obtained most of its pictures from the Library of Congress. The display includes a smattering of independent, third-party and defunct-party candidates, as well as historical oddities like Norman Thomas, who ran and lost six times as a socialist from 1928 through 1948. An often-repeated request is a picture of Ross Perot, who lost, along with George H.W. Bush, in 1992. While only one candidate has been added per election, Perot is in the running for an exception.


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Congress’ foreign Algeria scouring Sahara for 5 missing foreigners policy changes By AOMAR OUALI Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A harrowing nighttime flight over the African jungle and a wild search for a rebel leader helped forge a relationship between Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and Republican Rep. Ed Royce, two men standing at the forefront of Congress’ changing guard on foreign policy. It was May 1997 and the lawmakers boarded a small plane to the African bush to plead with Jonas Savimbi, leader of the Angolan UNITA party, about ordering his forces to put down their arms and ending the country’s civil war. Nearly 16 years later, Menendez and Royce are together again, collaborating as the new chairmen, respectively, of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs committees. They will lead a new group of foreign policy figures certain to challenge President Barack Obama on a growing list of issues: the civil war in Syria, the tenuous U.S. relationship with Pakistan, al-Qaida-linked groups in Africa and the threat from Iran’s nuclear development program. Menendez, then a House member, and Royce had been heading a congressional delegation to Angola, trying to persuade Savimbi to take

part in elections and join the government. The effort failed, and they soon discovered that Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos had a unique way of showing his displeasure with the congressional mission. “Dos Santos gave the order to close down the landing lights at the airport and you can’t see anything over that jungle in the dead of night, including the air strip,” Royce recalled recently. “We kept flying around and he (the pilot) could not find anywhere to land. Luckily for us, it turned out that night that Mobutu Sese Seko (the Congo leader) had been overthrown and there was a plane that came into that airport in Angola and when they turned the lights on to that plane, we came in right behind the plane.” Menendez and others on the trip remember shots being fired at some point. “It was definitely an experience,” Menendez said. The two House members who headed the Africa subcommittee felt an imperative to act. The decades-long, Cold War-era conflict pitted dos Santos, whose Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola was backed by the former Soviet Union, against Savimbi, who had the support of South Africa and the United States.

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian forces are scouring the Sahara desert for five foreigners missing since Islamist militants attacked a remote natural gas plant, an official said today. An al-Qaida-affiliated band of fighters attacked the vast natural gas complex on Wednesday, killing 37 hostages, in-

Are they dead? Did they attempt to flee the site after the attack like some other expatriates? Are they lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn? These are all the questions we are asking ourselves. — Official who is a member of Prime Minister Abdemalek Sellal’ office

By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press

cluding an Algerian security guard, in a four-day standoff that ended after Algerian special forces stormed the plant. “Are they dead? Did

they attempt to flee the site after the attack like some other expatriates? Are they lost in the desert after taking a wrong turn?” said the official, who is a member of Prime Minister Abdemalek Sellal’s office. “These are all questions we ask ourselves.” The Ain Amenas gas plant, jointly run by BP, Norway’s Statoil and the Algerian state oil company, is located deep in the Sahara, some 800 miles from the coast, with few population centers nearby. The desert in the area is flat rocky and featureless and while roasting hot in the summer, during the winter months the mercury drops to 37 at night, with average highs of 64 during the day. BP said that the operations at the plant are still suspended. The Algerian official, who spoke on condition of anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to the press, said catering and cleaning services at the remote plant near Libya’s border have restarted. The audacious attack transfixed the world and showed the improved capabilities of al-Qaidalinked groups in the Saha-

administered the oath again, and the two men spoke slowly and carefully — unlike four years ago, when they mangled the text and had to arrange a private do-over at the White House. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter, both Democrats, and their

We cannot mistake absolutism for principle or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. — President Barack Obama

to one of the fiercest arguments of the presidential campaign — when Republican nominee Mitt Romney described 47 percent of Americans, Obama supporters, as overly reliant on government — as well as to attacks on entitlement programs during recent budget battles in Congress. He became the first president to use an inaugural address to call for an end to discrimination against gays and lesbians, equating it with landmark movements for women’s suffrage and African-American civil rights. “Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law,” Obama said as the crowd applauded. Obama, who long said he was evolving on same-sex marriage, waited until his re-election campaign was in full swing last year before he announced his support. Speaking on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday, Obama alluded to the slain civil rights leader after putting his hand on two Bibles — one owned by King, and the other used at the 1861 inauguration of Abraham Lincoln. Obama first took the oath of office from Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. at the White House on Sunday, when his term officially began. On Monday, Roberts

ert, across the borders of Libya and Niger before finally entering Algeria. A group called the Masked Brigade claimed the operation saying it was in retaliation for Algeria’s support of a French military operation against extremist groups in northern Mali.

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ra. Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal said 29 militants died in the attack and three were captured. He said the group came from northern Mali and included fighters from all over North Africa as well as two Canadians, and managed to sneak across hundreds of miles of des-

spouses were among the dignitaries who bundled up in heavy coats on a wintry gray morning to witness the public oath. The other living former presidents, Republicans George H.W. Bush, who was recently released from two months in the hospital, and his son, George W. Bush, were absent. Both issued warm statements of congratulations to the Obamas. In his address, Obama offered an ideological primer on Democrats’ beliefs, rather than specifics of the fights likely to dominate the upcoming session of Congress. He cited “Newtown” for example, referring to the horrific elementary school shooting in Connecticut last month, but did not explicitly

mention gun violence or firearms control. He declared that the nation cannot succeed “when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it,” the kind of language that sparked Republican complaints during the presidential race that he was engaging in class warfare. But he did not say how he would rectify the disparity. And while he stressed the need to rise above “party or faction,” he aimed a series of barely concealed zingers at his opponents, including climate-science deniers. He said failure to respond to that threat “would betray our children and future generations,” but offered no clues of what he might do. “We cannot mistake absolutism for principle,” he said in another pointed passage, “or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.” Some Republicans said they searched in vain for olive branches. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who lost to Obama in 2008, said the

president did not reach out to “those on the other side of the aisle in a plea to work together.” “That’s his privilege, but I note that was not in the speech,” McCain told reporters. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said Obama’s speech was “not too political” under the circumstances. “I would just say that at this point in history it’s fair for us to ask, ‘Can’t we make the government leaner, more productive and less costly, and allow the vitality of American to flourish in the private sector?’” he asked. There was no official estimate of the size of the throngs who gathered in celebration. In 2009, as many as 1.8 million people attended Obama’s first inauguration, a record. Monday’s crowd did not extend to some areas that were occupied last time. Ridership on Washington’s transit system was down by more than one-third from four years ago, according to the transit agency.

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First place on line for Sunflower Showdown By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

Bruce Weber has been in the middle of some intense rivalries during his career. The coach of No. 11 Kansas State remembers one time, as an assistant on Gene Keady’s staff at Purdue, the Boilermakers visited

highly-ranked Indiana coached by Bob Knight. Their bus in Bloomington was surrounded by happy Hoosiers, and they needed a police escort to get through. Before taking over the Wildcats, Weber was the coach of Illinois and went through several knock-down, drag-out fights with

Missouri, the Fighting Illini’s bitter border rival. So he knows something about big-time rivalries. He’ll get his first real taste of Kansas State’s most heated one tonight. That’s when his Wildcats, at 15-2 and 4-0 in the Big 12, welcome

third-ranked Kansas to Bramlage Coliseum. The Jayhawks have won a nation-leading 15 straight games, are 16-1 and also 4-0 in the Big 12, which means first place in the conference will be on the line. “It’s one of the things that is most brought up. There’s no doubt about that,” Weber said

Sharapova reaches Aussie semifinals By DENNIS PASSA AP Sports Writer

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Maria Sharapova has lost only nine games in five matches on the way to the semifinals at the Australian Open. Always the perfectionist, she sees room for improvement. Defending champion Novak Djokovic made some improvements of his own later today, beating Tomas Berdych 6-1, 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to a semifinal against David Ferrer. After needing 5 hours, 2 minutes to beat Stanislas Wawrinka in the fourth round Sunday, Djokovic never appeared threatened in his pursuit of a third consecutive Australian Open title. He completed his win over Berdych in exactly half the time of his previous victory. See TENNIS | Page B3

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Coach with local ties changes schools Joe Bob Clements, grandson of Dora Lou and the late Bill Clements of Humboldt and a top defensive assistant coach at Kansas State University, is switching jobs. Clements, who coached defensive ends for the Wildcats, is taking a similar position at Oklahoma State University. Clements is a Joe Bob former K-State Clements player who got his coaching start with the Wildcats in 1999 as a graduate assistant. He went on to become a fulltime assistant under Bill Snyder during his first run as K-State’s coach. He also had coaching stints at San Diego State and Kansas University before returning to the KSU sidelines under Bill Snyder in 2009. Clements has gained renown throughout the Big 12 for his recruiting efforts as well as his coaching acumen. He also served as K-State’s run game coordinator in 2012. Clements attended Kansas State as a student as a walk-on player before earning a scholarship prior to the 1996 season. He appeared in 41 games during his career, finishing with 107 tackles, including 7½ quarterback sacks. He was a second team AllBig 12 defensive player in 1998 and a honorable mention by the league’s coaches. Clements is an Emporia native and the son of former Emporia State football player Bob Clements. He is a 1999 KSU graduate. Clements and his wife, Pelusa, have four children, Orianna, Chance, Emma and Kaden.

of the simmering rivalry. “I told the guys it’s important, but it’s important because we’re in first place, and they’re at No. 2 (in the) RPI. That’s why it’s really important.” Kansas State isn’t far behind

By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer

Iola High’s C team girls squad offered up a pair of nail-biters Monday. The Fillies wrapped up midseason tournament action by defeating Fort Scott’s freshman 18-16. The game featured a number of lead changes and ties from start to finish. Iola led 6-4 after one quarter before Fort Scott edged out to a 10-6 halftime lead. The squads were tied at 10-10. Iola’s Ashlie Shields and Taylor Sell both drained a pair of critical fourth-quarter buckets. Shields then secured a steal in the final seconds to snuff the Tigers’ last possession. Shields and Sell both scored six points — all coming in the second half. McKayli Cleaver added four points. Olivia Bannister scored two. Iola came up two points shy against Prairie View in a 2725 loss. Cleaver led the way for Iola with 12 points, followed by

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jim and John Harbaugh have exchanged a handful of text messages, and plan to leave it at that. No phone c o nv e r s a t i o n s necessary while the season’s still going. No time for pleasantries, even for the friendly siblings. There is work to be done to prepare for the Super Bowl, prepare for each other, prepare for a history-making day already being widely hyped as “Harbowl” or “Superbaugh” depending which nickname you prefer. “It doesn’t matter who the coach is, what relationship you have with the person on the other side,” 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said so matter-of-factly Monday afternoon. Their parents sure aren’t picking sides for the Feb. 3 matchup in New Orleans. These days, the Harbaughs’ longtime coaching father, Jack, stays away from game-planning chatter or strategy sessions with his Super Bowl-bound coaching sons. Baltimore’s John Harbaugh and little brother Jim have been doing this long enough now to no longer need dad’s input. Yet, they still regularly seek it. And, their father does offer one basic mantra: “Get ahead, stay ahead.” “Probably the greatest advice that I’ve ever been given and the only advice that I’ve ever found to be true in all of coaching, I think we mentioned it to both John and Jim ... the coaching advice is, ‘Get ahead, stay ahead,’” Jack Harbaugh said. “If I’m called upon, I’ll repeat that same message.” His boys still call home regularly to check in with the man who turned both on to the coaching profession years ago, and the mother who has handled everything behind the scenes for decades in a highly competitive, sports-crazed family — with all the routine sports clichés to show for it. The Harbaugh brothers will become the first siblings to square off from opposite sidelines when their teams play for the NFL championship at the Superdome. Not that they’re too keen on playing up the storyline that has no chance of going away as hard as they try. “Well, I think it’s a blessing and a curse,” Jim Harbaugh said Monday. “A blessing because that is my brother’s team. And, also, personally I played for the Ravens. Great respect for their organization. ... The curse part would be the talk of two brothers playing in the Super Bowl and what that takes away from the players that are in the game. Every moment that you’re talking about myself or John, that’s less time that the players are going to be talked about.” Both men love history, just not the kind with them making it. “I like reading a lot of history ... I guess it’s pretty neat,” John Harbaugh offered Monday. “But is it

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Above, Iola High’s Ashlie Shields is fouled by Fort Scott High’s Abby Denton in tournament action Monday. Below, Iola’s Travis Hermstein goes up for a shot while being defended by Fort Scott’s James McNeely.

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really going to be written about? It’s not exactly like Churchill and Roosevelt or anything. It’s pretty cool, but that’s as far as it goes.” Nice try, guys. John watched the end of Jim’s game from the field in Foxborough, Mass., as Baltimore warmed up for the AFC championship game. Jim called his sister’s family from the team plane before takeoff after a win at Atlanta and asked how his big brother’s team was doing against New England. The improbable Super Bowl features a set of brothers known around the NFL as fierce competitors

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Jim Harbaugh unafraid to make a bold move during the season. Unafraid to upset anyone who stands in their way. In fact, each one made a major change midseason to get this far — John fired his offensive coordinator, while Jim boosted his offense with a quarterback switch from Alex Smith to Colin Kaepernick. Leading up to Sunday’s games, parents Jack and Jackie said they would wait to decide whether to travel to New Orleans if both teams advanced or stick to what has been working so well — watching from the comfort of their couch in Mequon, Wis. “We enjoy it very much. We get down in our basement, turn on the television and just have a fantastic day watching outstanding football,” Jack said last week. “We share our misery with no one but ourselves.” And, no, the Harbaughs weren’t looking ahead to a potential big trip to the Big Easy. Jack insists his wife is quick to pull out that old sports cliche: “It’s one

John Harbaugh game at a time. I think it’s very appropriate,” he said. Jim figures they won’t possibly miss this historymaking game. “I think they’ll be there,” he said with a smile. The brothers, separated in age by 15 months, have taken different paths to football’s biggest stage — years after their intense games of knee football at the family home. They tried to beat each other at cards, or whatever other game it was at the time. Sometimes, they tried to beat each other up. Sister, Joani Crean, often got in on the fun, too. The 49-year-old Jim never reached a Super Bowl, falling a last-gasp pass short during a 15-year NFL career as a quarterback. The 50-year-old John never played in the NFL. Still, both will tell you, “Who’s got it better than us? No-body!” — one catchphrase they got from their dad. “We can’t put into words what it means to see John and Jim achieve this incredible milestone,” their brother-in-law, Indiana basketball

coach Tom Crean, said on Twitter. “We talked to Jim (before) his team plane left. All he wanted to know was how was John doing? How were they playing? One incredible family who puts the care, well-being and love for each other at the forefront like most families do. Again, we are very proud of them. Going to be exciting to watch it unfold.” John worked his way up from the bottom of the coaching ranks, while Jim was the star college quarterback at Michigan, a first-round draft pick and ev=entual Pro Bowler who made coaching his career once he retired. John already has the

one-up, while Jim’s team is the early favorite. John’s Ravens beat the 49ers 16-6 on Thanksgiving night 2011, in Jim’s rookie season as an NFL coach — though both know that means nothing now. “I just want everybody to know, that was a fourday deal and every story has been told,” John said. “We’re not that interesting. There’s nothing more to learn. The tape across the middle of the room story, OK, you got it? It’s OK. It was just like any other family, really. I really hope the focus is not so much on that. We get it, it’s really cool and it’s exciting and all that.” Said Jim, “Completely new business.”

In spite of his efforts to avoid the topic, Jim did take the opportunity to express how proud he is of John. “He’s a great football coach, a real grasp of all phases — offense, defense, special teams. I think he could coordinate at least two of those phases and do it as well as anyone in the league,” Jim said. “I’ve got half the amount of coaching experience he does. Again, it’s not about us. I keep coming back to that. I’m really proud of my brother. I love him. That’s the blessing part, that this is happening to him.” And, fittingly for the big brother, John feels the exact same way.

Lady Cubs fall to Vikings PLEASANTON — Humboldt High’s girls struggled offensively Saturday night to wrap up the Pleasanton Midseason Tournament. The Lady Cubs dropped the fifth-place game, 41-19, to Central Heights. Humboldt did not show up ready to play, coach Sherri Nelson said. Lakota Wilson and Morgan Morris scored five points each to pace Humboldt. Sheri Middleton and Cheyanne English scored four points each. Whitney Strack had two points for the Lady Cubs, who resume regular season play tonight at Yates Center.

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in the RPI, a measure used by the NCAA selection committee to help seed teams come March. And that makes this match-up one of the biggest in years. The last time the teams approached a game of this magnitude at Bramlage Coliseum was in January 2010, when the 11th-ranked Wildcats lost 81-79 to No. 2 Kansas in overtime. They played again that March, and the second-ranked Jayhawks beat the fifth-ranked Wildcats 82-65. Only two other times since 1958 have both teams been ranked during a regular-season game. “The thing that really makes a rivalry is when you beat each other, you go back and forth,” Weber said. “That’s what really makes it a rivalry.” By that definition, the Sunflower Showdown hasn’t been much of a ri-

valry lately. The Jayhawks, the eighttime and defending Big 12 champions, have won 44 of the last 47 meetings, and they’re an unheard-of 22-2 in Bramlage Coliseum since it opened in 1987. “It’s a first-place game in the Big 12, and that’s something I haven’t played for,” said the Wildcats’ Will Spradling, a junior from Overland Park, Kan. “Since I was here we’ve always been in that third and fourth range. Now we’re up in first place.” Indeed, Kansas State’s eight-game winning streak is its best since winning 10 in a row from November 2009 through January 2010, and they’ve won 12 straight at home dating to last season. Possible? Sure. Expected? Not really. The Jayhawks, on the other hand, were a unanimous pick to win another

Big 12 title. They haven’t lost since playing Michigan State in their second game of the season, and they’re off to a 16-1 start — or better — for the third time in the last four seasons. All of that was assumed, more or less. The road to a perfect Big 12 start hasn’t been smooth as glass, though. The Jayhawks needed a buzzerbeating 3-pointer from Ben McLemore to force overtime in a win over Iowa State, and then scuffled offensively in lackluster victories over Texas Tech and Baylor. On Saturday, they needed to storm back from an 11-point deficit to beat Texas 64-59. “It was tough, but we have a pretty mature team that continues to grind through,” said the Jayhawks’ Jeff Withey, who had 14 points and nine rebounds in the win. “We’ve been in these kinds of situ-

ations before, so knew that we would be able to come back.” The Jayhawks, who are averaging just below 62 points in their last three games, are picking a lousy opponent to try to snap out of an offensive funk. Kansas State has only allowed two of its last six opponents to score more than 60 points. “We were trying to catch up too fast, and their pressure bothered us,” Kansas coach Bill Self said, when asked why his team struggled early in the second half against the Longhorns. “Then when we settled down, and even though we didn’t get an offensive flow, we got to the free-throw line. We did the things that we should do to give us a chance to win on the road.” The same kinds of things that it will take to win another road game tonight. Kansas State students

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Frustration mounts for struggling Lakers squad By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer

CHICAGO (AP) — Off target all night, Kobe Bryant sure was on point when it was over. His frustration stood out like a breakaway dunk, his comments sharper than any shot he took, after the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Chicago Bulls 95-83 Monday night. The Lakers have lost nine of 11 and six straight on the road. “I remember being frustrated before, but this is different because there are so many pieces, so many things going on,” Bryant said. “It is a little different.”

Where to start with this one? Well, there was Kirk Hinrich scoring a season-high 22 points, Marco Belinelli adding 15 points, and the Bulls pulling away down the stretch. Belinelli came up big in the closing minutes, scoring eight points during an 18-4 run that broke a 75-75 tie. He started it by hitting two free throws after getting fouled by Dwight Howard with 6:54 left in the game, and wrapped two 3-pointers around a layup by Los Angeles’ Earl Clark, making it 89-79 with 2:27 remaining. The Lakers’ loss came after

coach Mike D’Antoni made a surprise lineup switch. He used Pau Gasol off the bench, while starting Clark because he wanted more quickness, but the slide continued on a night when Bryant and Howard were mostly nonfactors against a Bulls team without Luol Deng and still awaiting the return of Derrick Rose. Steve Nash led the Lakers with 18 points, while Bryant finished with just 16 on 7-of-22 shooting, ending a run of 24 games with 20 or more points. “Very, very tough, very, very frustrating, trying to keep my cool,” Bryant said. “It is embar-

rassing. It is not even embarrassing. I am a big history guy. Playing here in this arena with these incredible fans, you’re in the house of MJ, Pippen, PJ (Phil Jackson) built, to put this kind of brand of basketball on the floor is just not acceptable.” Bryant even mentioned ditching D’Antoni’s up-tempo style in favor of posting up more. “We’re going to have to look at some things,” he said. “We’re going to have to change something. Probably going to have to post the ball a lot more, slow the game down a lot more. That’s just my intuition, but that’s my gut right

now. I have to take a look at the film again, but we’re definitely going to have to change something.” Howard had just eight points and nine rebounds while picking up five fouls. Clark and Metta World Peace scored 12 apiece, and Gasol added 15 points and 12 rebounds in his new reserve role. “It isn’t against him, it’s better for us right now,” D’Antoni said of Gasol before the game. “We’re going to try to work through it and see what we can do. Things do change, things happen, I can’t see the future but we’re ready to go forward.”

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Shields with six. Sell, Bannister and Cassie Delich each had two points. Taelyn Sutterby scored one. THE MUSTANG C team also earned a split Monday, falling to Fort Scott 41-29 before defeating Prairie View 35-20. In the victory over the Buffalos, Iola turned a 7-4 first quarter lead to 15-6 by halftime. Prairie View kept pace in the third quarter before Iola ended the contest with a 12-6 run. Sager Patel scored eight points to lead Iola, followed by Brett Taylor with six, Kohl Endicott with five and Matt Jacobs and Shane Walden with four each. Dodger Beckham scored three, while Alex Bauer and Adam Peterson had two apiece. Isiah Shaughnessy scored one. In Monday’s opener, Fort

Scott led 17-9 after one quarter. Iola closed to within six points in the second period before Fort Scott hit high gear, leading 31-16 at the break and 36-21 after three periods. Patel led the way for the Mustangs with seven points, followed by Walden with five and Peterson, Jacobs and Colby Works with four points each. Taylor scored three, Kohl Endicott and Bauer notched one point apiece. Chanute’s C teams won both the boys and girls tournaments, which began Jan. 14 and wrapped up Monday. Chanute’s girls defeated Prairie View, 42-32, and Fort Scott, 44-28. The Blue Comet boys defeated Prairie View, 54-9, and Fort Scott, 38-33 on Monday to wrap up tournament action. Fort Scott’s boys took second at 2-1, Iola was third at 1-2 and Prairie View fourth at 0-4.

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Above, Fort Scott High’s Austin Cook (5) puts up a field goal attempt while being defended by Iola High players, from left, Adam Peterson, Brett Taylor, Sager Patel, and Isiah Shaughnessy. At right, Fort Scott’s Abby Denton (32) is surrounded by Fillies defenders McKayli Cleaver, from left, Olivia Bannister and Taylor Heslop.

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Sharapova beat fellow Russian Ekaterina Makarova 6-2, 6-2 today and was asked afterward if she’d lost focus in only a few games this tournament. “No, I’d probably say more,” she said, “but that’s probably because I’m critical.” If that’s the case, she’s a pretty tough taskmaster. After opening with pair of 6-0, 6-0 wins, Sharapova beat seven-time major winner Venus Williams 6-1, 6-3 in the third round and Belgian Kristen Flipkens 6-0, 6-1 in the fourth. Nobody has conceded fewer games on the way to the semifinals at the Australian Open, and her impressive streak comes after having played in no warmup tournaments because of a right collarbone injury. But after losing to Victoria Azarenka in a lopsided final last year, Sharapova is taking nothing for granted. “To be honest, those are not the stats you want to

be known for,” Sharapova said, adding that she was more concerned about adding a fifth Grand Slam title and had spent plenty of time on the practice court. Sharapova’s semifinal opponent will be Li Na, who beat Agnieszka Radwanska 7-5, 6-3 in the first of today’s quarterfinals, breaking the Pole’s 13-match winning streak to start the season. Djokovic has now won 19th consecutive matches at Melbourne Park. “It was a great performance,” Djokovic said. “I was hoping to have a shorter match.” He later credited his coaches and physiotherapists who helped him overcome the short turnaround. “I consider myself fit, but I have a great team of people around me that are doing the best they can in their expertise to make me feel ready for physically, mentally, emotionally, every match, every challenge,” Djokovic said. The No. 4-seeded Ferrer

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survived once in the third set and twice in the fourth when No. 10 Nicolas Almagro was serving for the match, holding firm to finally advance to his fourth semifinal in six Grand Slam events with a 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-2 win. The 30-year-old Li advanced to her third semifinal in four years at Melbourne Park. “She’s a tough player. I was feeling today against a wall,” said Li, who lost the 2011 Australian Open final to Kim Clijsters only months before her Grand Slam breakthrough at the French Open. The quarterfinals on the other half of the women’s draw will be held Wednesday, with American teenager Sloane Stephens taking on Serena Williams, who is aiming for a third consecutive major title, and defending champion Azarenka playing two-time major winner Svetlana Kuznetsova. The first man through to the semifinals at Melbourne Park had a difficult time. “It was (a) miracle I won this match, I think,” Ferrer said. “I tried to fight every point; that’s my game. I always fight.” Almagro dominated the first two sets and was serving for the match in the third when Ferrer bounced back, breaking in the crucial 10th game and then

breaking his Davis Cup teammate again. The fourth set featured eight service breaks, and Ferrer finally took control in a tiebreaker to force a fifth. Almagro has played 33 consecutive major tournaments, but never reached a semifinal. This was his first Grand Slam quarterfinal on any surface other than clay — he reached three quarterfinals at the French — and he took the match to Ferrer, the leading Spaniard in the tournament with the ab-

sence of 11-time major winner Rafael Nadal. Almagro hurt his upper left leg late in the fourth set and needed a medical timeout before the fifth. After holding serve in a long game to open the fifth set, he quickly wilted after the first break. On the last point, he hit a service return back into play and had already started strolling to the net as Ferrer prepared to hit the winner. As he left the court, he gave his compatriot a

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friendly pat on the back as Ferrer packed his bag on the courtside chairs, then left Rod Laver Arena. “In the important moments, I played more consistent in my game,” Ferrer said. “Of course, in the next round, the semifinals, I need to play my best tennis, better than today.” On Wednesday, the other side of the men’s draw has second-seeded Roger Federer facing Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and No. 3 Andy Murray taking on Jeremy Chardy of France.

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Test cutbacks concern health officials By MIKE SHIELDS KHI News Service

TOPEKA — The state health department earlier this month stopped analyzing HIV tests for many of the state’s medium and small counties and also stopped providing rapid or oral test kits, which is creating a new burden for cashstrapped health departments and creating some uncertainty whether they can continue testing for the disease in some rural locations around Kansas. Compounding the problem, some local department heads said, was the short notice they received that the services previously provided free to them by the state were being terminated.

November letter, urged the local departments to try to continue the services on their own. KDHE “would like to encourage your agency to continue to provide HIV testing to clients requesting an HIV test, especially those reporting high-risk behaviors,” the letter stated. “However, any test conducted at your agency beginning January 1, 2013, and continuing thereafter will need to be paid for by either your agency or by the client through insurance, public assistance programs, or out-of-pocket.” But a spokesperson for the state’s local health departments said it would be difficult or impossible for some smaller departments

The KDHE would like to encourage your agency to continue to provide HIV testing .... however, any test will need to be paid for by either your agency or by the client through insurance, public assistance programs, or outof-pocket.

— Notice to health departments from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Notification letters from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment went out in late November, they said, giving them only about five weeks, including the holidays, to make alternate arrangements in time for Jan. 1, when the new policy kicked in. “It’s another nail,” said Julia Hulsey, director of the Reno County Health Department in Hutchinson. Kansas routinely ranks low nationally in its support for public health agencies.

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Hulsey said her department was able to contract with a laboratory in Wichita that agreed to provide the testing supplies for free (though it will charge for the lab work) and so her agency plans to continue the tests but will start charging patients for them probably by Feb. 1, once she has a clear picture of her agency’s new, added costs. “I don’t have that whole cost figured out yet,” Hulsey said, “but, of course, it will be more than KDHE because they didn’t charge for it.” She said her goal would be to price the tests as low as possible to not discourage people from getting them. She said the department historically has performed about 220 tests a year. Dan Partridge, director of the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department, said Lawrence Memorial Hospital agreed to help with the testing after KDHE withdrew the services, so it will only cost his agency about $9,000 a year to continue the testing instead of about $18,000. But he said the new obligation signals another state retreat from support for local health departments.

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to pay for the tests on their own. “I suspect there will be some health departments in some areas that won’t be able to find a workaround like Douglas County,” said Michelle Ponce, executive director of the Kansas Association of Local Health Departments. “I couldn’t give you a firm number, but in some of those rural areas they may not have another option for testing.” The state’s letter also included some cost-comparison information to help the local departments shop for testing materials, lab work and other necessities of the program. Hulsey in Reno County said she ended up considering four or five outside laboratories between the time she got the letter and Jan. 1 when the state assistance stopped.

director of the HIV/AIDS program at KDHE. The 10 county health departments that will continue to get the aid include Johnson, Sedgwick, Wyandotte and Shawnee, the state’s most heavily populated, and also Crawford, Pratt, Riley, Saline, Thomas and Trego counties. The state also will provide the testing services to various organizations other than health departments in about a dozen counties. For example, in Douglas County the services will be continued for the Douglas County Aids Project, a non-profit group. In Reno County, the services will continue for the state prison in Hutchinson. Wilmoth said the CDC made the program changes in anticipation of the fullscale implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which begins Jan. 1, 2014. Millions of Americans are expected to become newly eligible for Medicaid then and HIV testing is among the health services covered by Medicaid.

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But when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the health reform law, it concluded that each state had the option to not expand its Medicaid eligibility and Gov. Sam Brownback nor the Kansas Legislature have yet determined whether Kansas will broaden access to its program, which is known as KanCare. “CDC made a strategic decision to reallocate HIV prevention resources with more of an emphasis on disease burden,” Wilmoth said in an email to KHI News Service. “This shift caused funds to be directed more to high incidence states; Kansas is considered a low incidence state. At the same time this change was occurring (starting with the 2012 grant/calendar year), anticipation of increased access to care based on the Affordable Care Act resulted in CDC beginning to con-

We got very short notice on this. And then having to go negotiate for ourselves ... you never know if you’re getting the best price. — Julia Hulsey, Reno County Health Department director

“We got very short notice on this,” she said. “And then having to go negotiate for ourselves...you never know if you’re getting the best price.” Federal cutbacks

State officials said they had to reduce the services because of cutbacks in a federal testing program administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that has been reconfigured to focus on areas where the incidence of HIV/AIDS is greatest. In the past, according to state officials, 40 local health departments received the free services. That number has been trimmed to 10, according to Ralph Wilmoth,

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vey the message that there is an expectation that many of the services they have funded through grants will be billable to third party payers, including Medicaid. HIV testing is one of those services.” For the same reason, local health departments also face the loss of funding for testing of other sexually transmitted diseases. State officials said the number of new cases of HIV/AIDS reported annually in Kansas has remained steady at about 200 for the past five years and that resuming the discontinued services would require new or reallocated state spending.


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Honesty is the best policy for repairs Dear Tom and Ray: Although I like to do my own repairs whenever I can, I don’t know enough about cars to make a reliable diagnosis. Is it ethical for me to use commercial shop mechanics to make the diagnosis and then use that information to do the repair myself ? Am I hurting their livelihood by giving them the implied promise of a potential repair job to get a thorough diagnosis, while knowing full well that I will not give them the business? — Ethically confused, Khai TOM: Well, I don’t think it’s ethically confusing, Khai. It’s unethical. And not very nice. RAY: Most shops fold the cost of diagnosis into their posted repair rates. So if you’re paying $75 an hour for repair work, that covers the time spent figuring out what’s wrong with the car. TOM: Which means that if you simply go in and ask for an estimate (which requires a diagnosis) with little or no intention of

having the repair done by that shop, you are taking advantage of them and asking them to work for free. And in my experience, most people don’t like to work for free. Especially when they’re not told that they’re working for free.

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Tom and Ray Magliozzi RAY: Some people, like my brother, don’t like to work at all, under any circumstances. TOM: You’re hardly alone in doing this, Khai. We have people ask us to look at their car, then make some excuse about not having time or not having the money right now (which is sometimes true). Then they shop the job around to see if someone else will do it cheaper. RAY: We also have people who call the shop to ask for an estimate on a specific job

(so specific that we know they’re reading it off of someone else’s estimate). And since they’ve asked us for a price, we have to call to get parts prices and figure out how much labor will be involved, which is time-consuming. TOM: So this kind of thing is done, Khai. But that doesn’t make it nice. The ethical thing to do is to be honest with the shop, and then pay them for their time. RAY: If you know that something is wrong with your brakes but you don’t know exactly what, let the shop know that you’re hoping to do the repair yourself, but you’d like to pay them to do the diagnosis. TOM: Then pay them their regular rate for the time and expertise they put into figuring it out for you. RAY: Similarly, if you’re looking to check up on another shop’s estimate, be honest. That’s what we’d prefer. Say that you just got a diagnosis and an es-

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timate from another shop, and you were hoping to find out if it seems like it’s in the right ballpark. TOM: That’s a lot easier for us to answer than it is for us to go chasing parts prices for half an hour. And we’d do that for most people, figuring that if we’re helpful, perhaps we’d get their business another time. RAY: Some shops may tell you that they don’t have time to help you. But that’s probably because they, what? Don’t have time to help you. So then you call another shop. But by giving each party in a transaction the opportunity to know what’s really going on, you’ll be on solid ethical ground. Get more Click and Clack in their new book, “Ask Click and Clack: Answers from Car Talk.” Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www.cartalk.com.

OVA-1 blood test is not one but five tests Dear Dr. Roach: Regarding blood tests for ovarian cancer, there is a new test called OVA-1. I believe this new blood test is for ovarian cancer in its early stages. — P.J.G. Answer: Ovarian cancer is a difficult disease to diagnose and treat, because it may have no symptoms in its early stages and because the symptoms can easily be overlooked or mistaken for something else. Much effort has been put into finding a reliable, useful test to diagnose ovarian cancer early. The test you mention,

OVA-1, is a combination of five different blood tests used to create a single score

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that can tell a doctor how likely an ovarian mass is to be ovarian cancer. This can help the doctor choose the right kind of surgery to be

Public notice (First published in The Iola Register, January 22, 2013) NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ALLEN COUNTY CONSERVATION DISTRICT To all qualified electors residing within the boundaries of the Allen County Conservation District, notice is hereby given that pursuant to K.S.A. 2-1907, as amended, on the 5th day of February, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., an annual meeting of the Allen County Conservation District will be held at Riverside Park Community Building, 510 Park Ave., Iola, Kan., 66749. The meeting agenda shall include the following business items: ONE: The supervisors of the Allen County Conservation District shall make full and due report of their activities and financial affairs since the last annual meeting. TWO: The supervisors shall conduct an election by secret ballot of qualified

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done. The OVA-1 test, like its predecessor the CA-125 test, is not a test that should be used for someone with no known problems who is worried about ovarian

cancer. The OVA-1 test just isn’t designed to be used that way. Unfortunately, there still isn’t a good early screening test for ovarian cancer.

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