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County FIRE DAMAGES STRICKLER DAIRYCheating hears Milking scandal operations budget detailed suspended requests Late Tuesday night flames erupted from the main milking By BOB JOHNSON barn at Strickler Dairy north of Iola and quickly consumed the Calls to the 911 dispatch center roof and caused damage throughaverage one almost every 10 minout. utes. “It took the top off the barn,” And while that may sound a litsaid Steve Strickler, owner, this tle slow, played out over 24 hours morning. a day and every day of the year, Jeanette Ingle, an employee at the total comes to 55,000. the dairy, was herding up a group “That’s what we received last of cattle at about 11 p.m. Tuesyear,” Angie Murphy, dispatch day when she saw the smoke and center director, told Allen County flames emanating from the barn. commissioners Tuesday mornShe alerted coworker Elder ing. Vasquez, who was in the barn The call total — she figures with about 100 dairy cows. half or more are for true emer“I don’t think he believed me at gencies — wasn’t the point of her first,” she said. “He thought I was appearance, but the magnitude of joking. I started yelling at him to the number captivated commisget out.” sioners. Elder, Ingle and the cattle were Murphy was before commisremoved from the barn without sioners to request a 20 percent injury. increase in the department’s budMilking operations for the 350 get for 2012, up $126,000 over this head of cattle have been suspendyear’s $490,000. ed. The dairies of Gary Foster in The increase seemed pretty Uniontown and Robert Lowe in hefty. Murphy reasoned health Prescott, Mo., have been secured insurance will cost an additional to relieve the cows of their milk, $50,000 and another $6,000 was Strickler said. expected for Kansas Public Em“The poor cows,” he said. See COUNTY | Page A5 “This is very hard on them to go See DAIRY | Page A5

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Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday.

Mowing effort recalls yesteryear By RICHARD LUKEN

attached. The bar was triggered through a gear box engaged as its wheels roll. With no mechanical engine to speak of, the only noise emanating from his unit was from the teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar rotating back and forth. Joining Whiteley was neighbor and friend Greg Gleue, with his own mowing outfit, another sickle bar mower pulled by a pair of Percheron draft horses. “We’re having some fun with it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind of a wimp about it. He needs a

LE ROY — Unlike the mechanized behemoths of today, Ray Whiteley’s mowing outfit was considerably quieter. His “engine” — a pair of 1,200-pound mules — needed only an occasional break from the stifling summer heat as Whiteley traversed his way around an 18acre prairie hay meadow. “It’s a little warm, so we’ve been taking it easy,” Whiteley said. “It’s our little hobby.” The mules were pulling WhiteRay Whiteley ley’sfirefighters antique sickle mower, milk barn See See supplies CHEATING Page Iola attackbar a late-night fire MOWING at Strickler| Dairy Tuesday while dairy owner Steve Strickler carries out|of the A5 Page A5 a small wagon with cutting bar building. The fire has forced Strickler to suspend milking operations.

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Hospital looks to implement electronic records By SUSAN LYNN

In her role as director of quality and risk management, Jessica Fernandez is eager for the day the hospital implements electronic health records to manage patient accounts. Fernandez updated Allen County Hospital board members at their meeting Tuesday night on how the electronic system will help keep track of patients’ records in myriad ways. As soon as a patient is admitted to the hospital the database will show what medications a patient is on, what allergies or interactions a patient may have with a certain drug, and how one drug may interact with another,

to name just a few items of a patient’s history and how the database will be superior to a paper trail. “Once we have electronic Fernandez records, we can scan a patient’s records right at their bedside giving us their complete medical history. From there we can ensure the medications they are to receive are accurate and pose no problems,” from allergies or bad interactions with other drugs, Fernandez said. If a problem is detected, the drug will be “flagged,” calling for a review by the attending pharma-

cist and physician, she said. Today, the same measures are taken, but in a more time-consuming way, requiring multiple sheets of paper of orders and with greater room for error, Fernandez said. The electronic system will also allow physicians and pharmacists to “sign off ” simultaneously on a patient who has been dismissed. “One patient’s ‘task sheet’ may require the signature of four or five doctors approving her dismissal,” Fernandez said. That could take a while if the paperwork is shelved in a cubbyhole. Processing a patient’s charts in a timely manner is critical to a See HOSPITAL | Page A5

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These men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite race, the drag race. From left to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and Fred Heismeyer. The race begins at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square.

Commissioners waver on foundation support By BOB JOHNSON

“I hope we’re not obligated,” has fussed about sending county Talkington said. money to the foundation, was County Counselor Alan We- on vacation when the vote was ber, also involved with the foun- taken. dation, he was reluctant to Works saidShop, Tuesday that “we year a said woman’s garter was transThe Shirt 20 W. Jackson, rule on Talkington’s comment, always had had a gentlemen’s ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a saying only that “you (the com- agreement that we wouldn’t take to to another. wide selection from which major votes until we were missioners) have vast authority .” “It’s better than a baton,” said choose. Doors open at 10 p.m.all Gary Toland, McIntosh and Rob director Fran- present,” and thereto“was no urDavid executive Registration participate cis, commissioners, to take vote” with him of then Thrive Allen Countyvote and in one gency in the drag the race is $5. That also October to take $100,000 from gone. gains participants entrance to a of the2011 organizers for Friday’s the landfill environmental fund The p.m. money wasat the deemed events. 9:30 pre-party Thrive available after commissioners to support and grow the foundaIf you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can tion, it and other money learned that they pledge wearnoting — no worries. be purchased in could advance at the raised would be important to atDresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or Friday night See FOUNDATION | Page A5 on tracting grants. Dick Works,will whobe and other accoutrements See EGO | Page B6 available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s

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Of the $100,000 Allen County commissioners voted as seed money for the Allen County By SUSAN LYNN Community Foundation, half hasIfbeen transferred; theofsecond you’ve got enough it, Frihalf due is this day is night themonth. night to let your At down. Tuesday morning’s meethair ing,One Jimsure Talkington, his first test is toinparticipate meeting since being elected in the “Drag Race” as a runupinto November, he wasn’t in fathe Charliesaid Melvin Mad Bomber vor of making the second $50,000 Run For Your Life race. contribution, which would be enMen and women alike are endowed in foundation for couraged to dress in coffers a cross-genperpetuity . and then “compete” der manner in teams of four in a relay. Last

Register named official Iola Municipal Band newspaper for county

— Sinceer,1871 — met with commissioners and

By BOB JOHNSON At the bandstand Thursday, July 7, 2011

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 by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office 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 reports and sometimes retaliated against the whistleblowers. The yearlong investigation shows educators at nearly four dozen Atlanta elementary and middle schools cheated on standardized tests by helping students or changing the answers once exams were handed in. The investigators also found a “culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation” in the school district over the cheating allegations, which led toRegister/Richard educators lying Luken about the cheating or destroying

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noted the Register is published 8 p.m. Allen County Commissioners five days a week, has more than PROGRAM named Iola Register coun- 2,000 subscribers as well an acStarthe Spangled Bannerthe ..................................................arr. Sousa ty’sAmericans official newspaper on 3-0 vote tive web publication that attracts We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore Tuesday 113 Internet-only Rock,. Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... arr.subscribers. Jack Bullock The Register had been the Kim Ralstin of The Union Army of the Nile — march...................................Kenneth J. Alford county’s official newspaper for said the newspaper has close Begin of the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porterto decades until a—year ago, when 800 subscribers and, as Lithgow a weekly, Invercargill march ................................................... Alex theHymn Humboldt Union won the des- is published each Wednesday. It to the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney ignation, includes does not have a Henry presence on the Men ofwhich Ohio — march publish............................................. Fillmore ingAthe bulk of the county’s legal Internet. Sixties Time Capsule — medley .............................. arr. Jennings notices. “I think we’ve done aP.good job The Washington Post — march ...................................John Sousa Susan Lynn, Register publishand we’d like to continue publishRained out concerts will be rescheduled for Friday evening. ing your legals,” said Cliff Ralstin, Union owner. Last year the county paid the Vol. 113, No. 209 See NEWSPAPER | Page A5 Vol. 115, No.61

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WARD 2 An anticipated field of a thouBeverly Franklin sand runners and walkers, who will flee Robert Iola’s downtown busiShaughnessy ness district early Saturday as Charley Melvin did in 1905, can WARD 3 be thankful that Don Melvin Becker chose to do his dastardly deed in the midEugene Myrick dle of the night. Michael McKinnis Had the event being commemorated occurred in mid-day, parWARD 4 ticipants would battle oppressive Jerod Kelley heat and humidity, with both picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday Steve French forecast at the upper end of the afternoon. As in the past, “we exdiscomfort scale during daytime pect a lot of people to sign up FriMAYOR Friday and Saturday . As is, they day night.” Cost is $12 for the walk. RunJoel Wicoff will run and walk in somewhat more inviting temperatures pre- ners’ fees are $14 for youth to age dicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. 17, $20 for adults and $17 each for members of teams. Saturday. Runners in the third annual The race — many walkers will be out for a stroll — will cap activ- event will aim for best times of ities that start late Friday after- 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for noon and will go on throughout females, set last year. Sticks of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” the evening. Included will be the will be awarded the first three much-awaited “drag race,” feaplaces for males and females in turing some of the area’s finest each of five ages groups, 15 and men and women dressed in drag. Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen under, 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 and 61 County, co-sponsor with Allen and over. All participants will break County Crimestoppers for “The presentation employment, January’s “See, Iola!” in front ofonthe post office. Charley Melvin Mad Hear Bomber Run afrom program will be Friday at 10 a.m. growth and products. Runners will follow a course that for your Life,” said total of particat the New Community Building Duane McGraw will be the will take them on West to Washipants was approaching 450, with at Riverside Park.on for the 5-kilo- commercial Duane’s Flowington, then for Jackson, Jefferson about 200 signed Steverun. Zimmerman, withfollow Sonica ers. and East to Cottonwood. They meter The walk will Equipment, will be the keynote Refreshments will be provided See TEMPS | B6 3-kilometer course. speaker. Zimmerman will probgive by Emprise Bank. “Registration, including ably a fifth online, has really

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Committee discusses revised purchasing policy Pekarek finds home at USD 257 By STEVEN SCHWARTZ

A group of local business By JOE SNEVE owners and operators met day night to Pekarek discuss the When Brian was city’s hired policyof and aspurchasing superintendent the how Iola changes to the policy will affect school district in February, he relations between private comsaw an opportunity to “reinvigopanies and the city. rate” USD 257. Committee members Terry With a focus on academic Sparks, Daniel Mathew, Linda achievement and public transparSigg,Pekarek Ron Moore andhe Dana ency, hopes canNaufurertcsuccess met in City Administrator ther for the district and Carl Slaugh’s office to discuss the more than 1,300 students relythe city’s policy from the pering on it. spective local his business ownPekarekofwalks talk. A naers and operators. PEKAREK | Page A5 MostSee members were pleased with the changes that had been made. Moore, owner of Iola Of75POLICY Cents | Page A2 See

Register/Steven Schwartz Brian Pekarek, center, visits with Barb Geffert and Marcy Boring at Purchasing members, from left, Carl Slaugh, the USD 257policy boardcommittee office. Dana Nauertc, Ron Moore, Linda Sigg, Daniel Mathew and Terry Sparks discuss the revised purchasing policy for the city Tuesday Iola, KS night in the city administrator’s office.

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Graveside services for Donald L. Harris, 83, Eudora, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Eudora Cemetery. He died on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Medicalodges in Eudora. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. The family will greet friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at the WarrenMcElwain Mortuary — Eudora Chapel. The family suggests memorials to the Medicalodges Activity Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www.

Office Supplies, said the policy brought to the city last April was inefficient and difficult to work with. “It’s a lot of help the way they have done it,” Moore said. “It (the old policy) looked like a waste of manpower to me.” The changes to the policy include a raise in the dollar amount required to place a formal bid for any product, as well as a raise in the dollar amount required to obtain a purchase order for any item. Changes made are meant to make the process more efficient, while still safe-guarding the city from possible embezzlement. “It is a nuisance, but it (embezzlement) happens so easy,

H Filings and it happens a lot,” Sigg, owner of Party Girls, said. Both Sigg and Mathew, who is a salesman with Hampel Oil, said they would like to see a specific clause in the policy dedicated to a preference in purchasing from local businesses. Mathew cited a specific instance last year when his employer missed being awarded a bid by a slight margin over an outside competitor. “Hampel missed a diesel bid by one-quarter of a cent,” Mathew said. “And we are right down the road from city hall.” He said if preferences were given to local businesses, situations where local dollars are being lost to outside competitors could be avoided.

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“ All cities should have purchasing policies, I don’t have any issues with the policy I have now.

— Carl Slaugh, City Administrator

Slaugh said there are no numerical percentages allotted in the purchasing policy that give preference to local businesses, but there is a stipulation in the policy that urges the city to prefer local businesses “whenever practical and possible...after consideration of the effects of time, of delivery, maintenance and repair services.” Committee members agreed the current policy is a significant improvement over the version crafted in

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early 2012. Slaugh emphasized the importance of a policy in a city government environment. “All cities should have purchasing policies, I don’t have any issues with the policy I have now,” Slaugh said. The committee was not urged to schedule additional meetings. Slaugh said he will keep contact with the members in case of any further changes to the policy, or if other discussions were needed.

Shooting at college near Houston leaves 4 injured By MOLLY HENNESSY-FISKE Los Angeles Times

HOUSTON — Three people were shot at a north Houston community college Tuesday in the latest act of gun violence to mar a school campus. Witnesses and officials said the shooting at Lone Star College’s North Harris campus erupted about 12:20 p.m. CST after an argument between two men in front of the campus library. At least one of them was armed, authorities said. Both were hurt and hospitalized under armed guard. Late Tuesday, authorities charged one of them with aggravated assault and identified him as Carlton

Berry, 22. A maintenance worker in his mid-50s was shot in the leg and hospitalized in stable condition. A fourth person, a woman with a student ID card whose connection to the school was unclear, was hospitalized with “medical complications” after the melee, said acting Harris County Sheriff Maj. Armando Tello. It was unclear what sparked the argument at Lone Star, which has 90,000 students and six campuses, including North Harris with 19,000 students. “I never thought it would happen here. It’s starting to become common,” said Ana Coronado, 18, a veterinary

student in her second semester. “When I chose that college, I chose it because I felt safe there, I felt comfortable. I don’t know what to feel now.” Some students did not recognize the sounds as gunfire. Daniel Flores, 19, was doing homework when he heard six or seven loud pops. “I thought it was construction,” he said. “Then people started running, and I knew it had to be a shooting.” Pedro Cervantes, 19, a dental hygiene student in his second semester, said there are gangs in the suburban area, mostly Bloods. “You notice it because of

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“working with all of us to draft a budget by the April 15 deadline. With the right reforms in place, Paul’s goal is to advance a budget that balances within a decade. I applaud that goal, and share it.” Boehner also gave assurances that automatic

tions.” The Tea Party Patriots denounced the bill in an email call to action Tuesday that urged its members call their House member and set up a meeting with them next week to register their opposition to the Republican-sponsored bill.

“ This proposal is more of the same. Once

again Republican leadership is negotiating with itself to temporarily bail the big spenders out by lifting the U.S. debt limit for four months, with no immediate accompanying budget reforms or spending reductions. — Dean Clancy, Legislative counsel for FreedomWords, a conservative group

spending cuts due to take effect March 1 “will be in place unless and until we get spending cuts and reforms to replace it, and that start us down a path to balance within the decade.” Still, ``tea party’’ groups, key conservatives and several Republican House members who want to use the debt ceiling as leverage against the White House to force Obama to rein in federal spending balked at the short-term solution. “This proposal is more of the same,” said Dean Clancy, legislative counsel for FreedomWorks, a conservative group. “Once again, Republican leadership is negotiating with itself to temporarily bail the big spenders out by lifting the U.S. debt limit for four months, with no immediate accompanying budget reforms or spending reduc-

“The willingness to kick the can down the road is easy,” said Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin. “We understand the Republican strategy. But when it comes right down to it, this strategy will cost our country.” Several House Republicans expressed unease over the bill and a few said they intend to vote against it. A defeat of the measure would be another setback for Boehner, who was forced to pull his “Plan B” proposal during the fiscal cliff showdown because of a lack of House Republican support. Boehner is banking that his assurances will tilt some Republicans who’ve expressed skepticism about the short-term plan. But freshman Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he’s likely to buck

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the tats,” he said, meaning gang tattoos, and some gang clothing on campus. But Cervantes said he hadn’t felt unsafe at Lone Star until the shooting. Now, he worries about his safety and the value of his degree. “I’m paying for this,” he said. “I don’t want this college to have a bad reputation.” Lone Star Chancellor Richard Carpenter said weapons are not allowed on campus. Training had begun for staff last week on how to handle a school shooting, he said, leading many workers to lock their doors and stay in place after the shots rang out.

WASHINGTON — The House plans to vote today on a Republican proposal to extend the government’s debt ceiling for three months, but conservatives were waging a last-minute effort to defeat the bill because it would not force spending cuts. The proposal from Republican leaders would keep the $16.4 trillion ceiling intact but declare that it “shall not apply” until midMay, or about three months after it was passed by the Senate and signed into law. The measure doesn’t seek spending cuts that many conservatives are demanding, but it does have strings attached: House and Senate members would forgo paychecks if Congress doesn’t approve a budget by April 15. That provision is designed to force the Democratic-controlled Senate to pass a budget, something it hasn’t done in four years. Sponsors said they’ll still work to cut spending in other bills, and they stressed that they could always fall back on automatic spending cuts approved in 2011 but not yet implemented. At the White House, press secretary Jay Carney said President Barack

Obama “would not stand in the way” of the short-term bill and likely would sign it if passed by the House and Senate. The administration added that a long-term solution is still preferred. “A temporary solution is not enough to remove the threat of default that the Republicans in the Congress have held over the economy,” the Office of Management and Budget said Tuesday in an administration statement of policy. “The Congress should commit to paying its bills and pass a long-term clean debt limit increase that lifts an unnecessary uncertainty from the nation’s economy.” House Republican leaders appeared confident that they would have sizable Republican support for the short-term measure, as they told the rank and file they would produce a budget that’s balanced within a decade. “Passing a short-term hike buys time for the House and Senate both to pass a budget,” House Speaker John Boehner, ROhio, told House Republicans at a closed-door caucus. He added that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a hero among the party’s diehard conservatives, would be

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his party leadership and vote against the measure. “If your principles lead you to vote for a threemonth debt limit extension, which one of your principles would prevent you from voting for a oneyear extension?” Massie said. “It’s a difficult vote, the most difficult in my two months here. I’m suspect that the strategy will work. It’s like punting on first down.” Rep. Louie Gohmert, RTexas, told Fox News’ Lou Dobbs that the plan won’t work “without spending cuts.” “Not without a balanced budget amendment, something more than just kicking the can down the road,” Gohmert said. In a speech Monday to a gathering of conservatives in Charleston, S.C., Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., accused Boehner and House Republicans of surrendering to Obama on the debt ceiling. “I saw the speaker on TV handing the newly swornin president a flag,” Politico reported Paul as saying. Noting that the debt-ceiling deal was announced last week following a House Republican retreat in Williamsburg, Va., Paul reportedly said, “They came out of their retreat and retreated.”

Mayor: Nobby Davis Council: Ward 1, Position 3 Mark Slater Ward 1, Position 4 Shelia Bolling Jerry Stephens Ward 2, Position 3 Bryan D. Manion Ward 2, Position 4 No Candidate City of LaHarpe

Council: Stanley Amweg Tiffany Andres Clayton Carr Don F. Gay Ruth L. Jackson Ronald Knavel Sr. Harry Lee Jr. Diana Mullins Sara’Nicole L. Prock Tawnya M. Roloff City of Mildred

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Mayor: Phillip L. Merkel Council: James A. Mueller Gene Gardner City of Savonburg

Mayor: Aaron Wilson Council: Vern L. Cuppet Jr. Lon L. Hale Charles E. Leckrone, Jr. Glenn Wolfe Southwind Extension #10

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O pen H ouse & R ec eption Celebrating Cathy Norris’ 31 years with the

McReynolds Dental Office Please stop in to wish her a happy retirement and tour the office.

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Marmaton Valley spelling bee winners


Burlington plays Fredonia in the semi-finals at Saturday’s 14th annual Scholars Bowl held in the Iola High School science building.

Yates center takes home win Photos by Allison Tinn

The winners of the Marmaton Valley Junior High spelling bee are from left Lane Houk, Jake Kale and Emily Plaschka, who won first place.

The winners of the Marmaton Valley Elementary spelling bee are from left, Haley Plaschka, Ty Scharff and Rachel Shaffer, who won first place.

IMS social studies teacher, Roger Carlin congratulates Jon Miller on winning the IMS Geography Bowl.

Miller wins Geography Bee Jon Miller, sixth-grader at Iola Middle School won the Geography Bee. The contest came down to three contestants, Miller, Camryn Friemiller, seventh-grader, and Reilly Bailey, sixth-grader. Miller will now complete a written test to be submit-

ted to National Geographic to see if he will qualify for the State Geography Bee to be held in Abilene at the Eisenhower Center later this spring. Miller said he didn’t prepare too much for the bowl, but “just kind of winged it.�

Fifteen high schools competed at Saturday’s 14th Iola Invitational Scholars Bowl meet. Results are: Yates Center placed first.

Eureka placed second. Fort Scott placed third. Iola JV competed in the varsity meet finishing with a record of four wins and three losses.

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Sympathy is expressed Thelma to Tammy Peck for the Bedenbender loss of her husband, Donald, on Jan. 3. He was 60. Sympathy is also expressed to the family of 963-2592 Shari Cooper, 50, who passed away Jan. 9. A memorial service was Saturday in the First PresbyteGene Carroll celebratrian Church in Iola. ed his 80th birthday at Several attended the Wednesday’s congregate oyster and vegetable soup meals with ice cream. supper at the senior cenJim and Janice Georger, ter Wednesday evening. Hartford, stopped by the The next potluck supper senior center for a visit will be the men’s pancake Monday morning. supper on Feb. 20.

Kappa Alpha initiates members

GALS FCE met Monday in the home of Roxane Orr. Amanda Ames, Terry Broyles, Terry Butts, Orr, Carman Huse, Judy Middendorf, Susan Owens, DeeAnn Parsons, Suzanne Stanley and Glenna Wulf were present. Roll call was answered by saying something positive about the person to their right. As treasurer, Orr said the club will move its checking account from Emprise Bank because of a new charge of $10 a month. Members agreed to move the account to Community National Bank. Middendorf reported

Sixteen members of Kappa Alpha Chapter of Phi Tau Omega sorority met Monday evening for a salad supper and initation of new members. Beckye Parker was hostess.

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New members are Gwendolyn Hamilton, Elizabeth Donnelly, Carla Hunt and Viviane Peavey. The Feburary meeting will be at Connie Rutledge’s Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.

on the results of the club’s holiday market. Discussion was held on the comments by vendors, workers and attendees. Also, ideas to improve an already successful event were shared. Butts, president, suggested a few change-ups for the year. Because December is such a busy month, Terry Broyles made a motion to skip the December couples dinner and replace it with a family get-together in the fall. Melinda Herder was awarded volunteer of the year. Pocket change was collected for the Milk Money project.


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The old labels don’t help much Here come the labels. and mounting a pulpit, Mr. “Barack Hussein Obama Baker could have gone on to say opened his second term on that “liberalism” in today’s naMonday with an assertive in- tions of the west comes straight augural address that offered a from the New Testament. robust articulation of modern The belief that those with liberalism in America,” wrote power and means should feed Peter Baker for the New York the hungry, clothe the unTimes. clothed, house the homeless, Baker went on to define lib- tend the ill, take special care eralism for himself: advancing of children and chase the mongay rights, showing tolerance ey-changers out of the temple toward illegal immigrants, lies at the heart of Christianpreserving Medicare, Medic- ity. And Christian thought aid and Social Security and has played a dominant part in acting to stop climate change. forming the values by which In addition to these specifics, Americans, Europeans and a liberal thinks that govern- growing numbers of Asians ment should act and he quoted and Africans live. the president: “Progress does If we can agree on these not compel us to settle centu- things, then the challenge is to ries-old debates about the role govern responsibly. of government for all time — Rather than debate whether but it does require us to act in government should guarantee our time. univerFor now health The belief that those with pow- sal decisions care covare upon er and means should feed the e r a g e , us, and we hungry, clothe the unclothed, the discannot af- house the homeless, tend the ill, c u s s i o n ford delay. should be take special care of children and how best We cannot mis- chase the money-changers out to provide take abso- of the temple lies at the heart of it and pay lutism for Christianity. for it. principle R at h e r and subthan quesstitute spectacle for politics or tion where the responsibility treat name-calling as reasoned lies to create effective schools debate. We must act.” to educate each generation for Reading these comments the increasingly challenging over again, one must wonder demands science and technolhow many of us are “liberal” ogy put on the work force, all and how many are not. Grant- of us should agree that the naed, there are still a good many tional community must meet Americans who believe that cli- that imperative and then demate change is a natural part cide how best to do it and pay of the way things are and can’t for it. The same can be said of each be altered by what people do or don’t do. There may be just as of the challenges our nation many who are emotionally un- faces. The American way should be able to accept homosexuality as natural and can’t grant ho- liberal, in that its goals should mosexuals full equality. Both embrace every citizen. The American way should of these positions lie contrary to the discoveries made by long be conservative, in that each years of careful study, which generation should pay its own is why public opinion on both bills The American way should has shifted so dramatically in be communitarian, in that the recent years. But for the rest of Mr. Bak- good of the whole is given prier’s definition of liberalism, ority. The American way must well, it seems to describe what Americans think governments be practical, which recogshould do for their citizens — nizes that politics is the art and, for that matter, what the of the possible and that good peoples in all of the world’s government can be achieved rich countries expect from gov- and maintained only through thoughtful compromise. ernment. — Emerson Lynn, jr. Without putting on a frock

Armstrong rode cancer myth to glory By COLLEEN SHADDOX The Hartford Courant

As he bared his flawed soul to Oprah, Lance Armstrong did one more service for people with cancer. He proved that jerks get the disease too. He even blamed cancer for turning him into a bully. This may be the only side effect of cancer treatment I haven’t experienced.

the disease is a noble struggle. We patients become the stuff of legends, kind of like Manti Te’o’s girlfriend. When he was diagnosed, Lance Armstrong went from being a guy who can pedal a bicycle really fast to an inspiring figure. Cancer became part of his brand, bolstering his celebrity and his marketing power. In

[Armstrong] became the embodiment of what I call cancer mythology. There’s this idea that living with the disease is a noble struggle. We patients become the stuff of legends, kind of like Manti Te’o’s girlfriend. I’ve had cancer twice. Although I’ve been on the receiving end of enormous kindness, I’ve always felt uncomfortable when people tried to declare me a saint simply because I was sick. You’re so brave. You’re my hero. I am neither brave nor particularly virtuous. My husband has to deal with mice in the kitchen, because they petrify me. I gossip. I forget to recycle, or simply don’t bother. The Courant won’t allow me space to recount all my faults. But I have one redeeming quality: I’m a stickler for truth. That’s why I refuse to be turned into an “ABC Afterschool Special.” Heroes run into burning buildings to save people. In my case, the building I live in keeps catching fire. Nothing heroic about that. Just plain old bad luck. Bad luck doesn’t make for much of a story, though, which brings me back to Lance Armstrong. He became the embodiment of what I call cancer mythology. There’s this idea that living with

some ways — and I can get away with this because I’m a “hero” too — cancer was very good to Lance Armstrong. And he was very good to cancer. The Livestrong Foundation drew its strength from cancer mythology as surely as Armstrong drew his from doping. Most charities that raise funds for cancer treatment and research do. I’m grateful for their work, though their marketing brings on that queasy feeling that’s such a big part of my life. Cancer research has helped me. The chemo drugs and surgery I received my second time around didn’t even exist when I was treated for my first cancer. Breast cancer is such a cause celebre that the government mandates insurers pay for reconstruction, which made a double mastectomy less horrible to contemplate. That level of coverage simply doesn’t exist in other diseases, though it should. Even as I benefit from them, I cannot stand the choreographed pink ribbon events. Can you

imagine any other disease wrapped in so much awe and positivity? Woohoo, Dengue fever! Cancer is singular among all diseases. It’s a trial, a quest, a perilous journey that only the brave and pure are called upon to make. In fairness to Armstrong, he didn’t appoint himself the knight errant of cancer. That took care of itself. The only thing ESPN finds more irresistible than a child fan with cancer is an athlete with cancer. Armstrong was going to be a hero whether he wanted to be or not. Now he’s reviled because his bad behavior makes us question our own mythology. If there is any way that cancer ennobles, it’s that it makes you work so hard to get your life back. My surgery was a year ago. Yesterday in the shower, I noticed something poking out of my chest. I pulled out a stitch that had worked its way to the surface after all this time. I’m calling it a sign. I can hold myself together without any help now. It’s hard. Chemo takes forever to leave your system. I’m still shaving my legs only once a month, cancer’s one upside. The chemo brain that made me forget times and dates during treatment hasn’t totally left me. My first editor dubbed me Colleen the Copy Machine. Now the machine is stuck in second gear. I take a longer time to write. For a freelancer, speed is money. If I could pop some magical pill and get my groove back, I would — but I would not lie about it. At least, I hope not. Who knows? Like Lance Armstrong, I’m only human. Shaddox lives in Hamden, Conn. She wrote this for the Hartford Courant.

Brownback budget not realistic Tax increases to fund 2014-15 budgets likely to be a tough sell

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To pay for last year’s incometax cuts and some new ones, Gov. Sam Brownback wants to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction and break a promise that a sales-tax hike would be temporary. Both ideas flopped last session, so the governor’s proposal is asking a lot of his friends in newly high places in the Legislature — too much to be realistic. Last January Brownback made a play for the $162 million in revenue lost annually to the mortgage interest deduction, only to see the plan die on arrival in the conservative-controlled House. The Kansas Association of Realtors cites polls saying 63 percent of Kansans oppose eliminating the deduction as part of a bigger plan to cut state income taxes. Yet the plan showed up again Wednesday in the governor’s two-year budget proposal. His

administration will argue the offsetting benefits to homeowners of the state income tax’s “glide path to zero,” but is that a fair trade? As for Brownback’s renewed wish to extend the statewide 6.3 percent sales-tax rate beyond July 1, when it’s scheduled to drop to 5.7 percent: House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, calls it a “tough sell,” as many lawmakers had campaigned against the increase. Budget director Steve Anderson will need to find more compelling reasons to keep the higher sales tax than one he tried Wednesday on lawmakers: “Do we not want to tax the drug dealers of the state? This is how we get at that money. They do spend.” Brownback’s budget will invite other fights as well. And it ignored last week’s court order that the state increase per-pupil base aid for schools to $4,492 from the current $3,838 to comply with the state constitution. Instead, Brownback’s budget would increase the base by just $14 for fiscal 2015, while putting

casino revenue toward teachers’ pensions and targeting elementary reading via grants. But then the governor made it clear in his State of the State address that he would rather change the state’s constitution and judicialselection process than restore the per-pupil funding slashed during the downturn. It will be up to Brownback to explain how flouting the courts and constitution on such an essential state service as public education is “maintaining the state’s core responsibilities,” to use the governor’s words. Both this year and last, Brownback has deserved credit for offering budgets that cut taxes and allow for healthy reserves while remaining balanced — which is more than can be said for the tax plan that passed last spring and will open a $267 million budget hole for fiscal 2014. But Brownback would balance his 2014-15 budget mostly by raising taxes, a plan unlikely to find favor among the conservative legislators he helped elect. — The Wichita Eagle

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through the fire and now to transport them. They won’t produce milk as they should.” Strickler said the going price for milk “is not high enough” to make milk production very profitable. “The price of peat has been so high, and the price of milk so low, it’s been tough,” he said. And now with the fire, “We’re losing money every day,” he said. Strickler said it’s too soon to know the immediate future of the dairy. “In a best case scenario, chances are we could be milking within a week,” he said. Iola firefighters were on the scene for about five hours in the freezing temperatures to battle the blaze to prevent it from spreading. Members of the Allen County Volunteer Fire Department also assisted.

hospital being reimbursed by insurance. Fernandez walked board members through the various steps of review hospital employees enforce to ensure quality care of patients. Instances that require review include falls by patients, medication errors, complaints, infections, or bad outcomes from procedures, to name a few. Frequently staff self-report mistakes, Fernandez said. From there, four levels of response can be taken: 1. Review shows the standard of care was met, the physician did everything he or she could, and an unforeseen complication arose. 2. No harm was done, but the possibility for harm existed. 3. A probability of harm existed in the instance. 4. Injury, if not death, did result from some form of negligence. The first two levels of complaints are typically handled in-house by peer review committees. More serious complaints are reviewed by outside groups such as state and national associations. The board of directors reviews all complaints, Fernandez said. Fernandez said she re-

WHILE CREWS were at the dairy, the Iola Fire Department received a second fire alarm shortly after midnight at Super 8 Motel. The call was due to a malfunctioning fire alarm, firefighters said. There was no fire.

ceives anywhere from 10 to 20 minor incident reports a week. “I’d rather receive 20 reports in a week than zero,” she said. “If you don’t receive anything, then they’re not telling you.” “The reports can also indicate trends,” she said. “It’s a way we can see if we need to do something different. Sometimes a process needs to be changed or looked at or a person needs retraining.” IN OTHER news, Jim Gilpin, Mary Ann Arnott and Mary Kay Heard, leaders of the Campaign for Excellence fundraising arm of the hospital, explained the six levels of financial contributions and how gifts can translate into “naming” opportunities of patient rooms and other areas of the new hospital. The categories begin at gifts of $25,000 and range up to $1 million. To date, three patient rooms have been spoken for, as well as the emergency room, conference room, imaging room, nurses’ break room and an education room. Naming rights are secure only when a financial commitment is met, Gilpin said. After touring the new hospital earlier in the month, Gilpin proposed

tours be allowed possibly on weekends for prospective donors. “It could be a great way to build anticipation and interest in donating,” he said. The exact amount of an individual’s donation to the hospital will be kept confidential, Gilpin said. All donations are tax-exempt, he said, and handled through the Allen County Community Foundation. DIGITAL SIGNAGE for the new hospital was explored with a visit to Axon Displays of Newton. Brian Ebert, a 1993 graduate of Iola High School, works with the company. Ebert will prepare a bid for both inside and outside signage ideas, said Karen Gilpin, a hospital trustee. Trustees agreed to sign a contract with Cindy Parks of Parks Communications of Olathe to help them decide on a name for the news hospital. Parks’ contract calls for 10-15 hours work at $75 an hour. Ron Baker, the new chief executive officer, reports for duty Monday. Trustees will next meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in the basement of the hospital. Top on the agenda will be to discuss a new name for the hospital. The meetings are open to the public.

SANDY Drake, county appraiser, told commissioners that a bump in tax abatements occurred because most people don’t think about seeking valuation changes until they have to pay property taxes in November. “They get appraisal notices in the spring and can apply for consideration of a lower valuation then, but people don’t think about it because those notices don’t have taxes attached,” she said. Then, in November they may pay taxes under protest, which leads to a rebate if the protest is successful. New commissioners Tom Williams and Jim Talkington were unfamiliar with the rebates and wondered about them, particularly since they


totaled more than $10,000 for about a dozen. Rebate checks are issued, rather than taxes reduced, because the protest feature is triggered by paying taxes.

(Burnett, interim EMS director) handle it.” Sanders said he had been reluctant to discuss the matter with commissioners until the change in leadership. Jason Nel-

“They get appraisal notices in the spring

and can apply for consideration of a lower valuation then, but people don’t have taxes attached. — Sandy Drake, county appraiser


Eric Sanders, Iolan and Allen County paramedic, that he should be given time off to attend state meetings of the Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association, of which he is president. Sanders said he had been taking vacation time to attend meetings. “I don’t mind paying my expenses, but I would like to have the time off,” he said. Commissioners agreed. “I think it’s great when any of our employees represent Allen County” on any statewide groups, Williams said. “Let Mike


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Union $7,740 for public notices and the Register $2,590 for notices that required publication in the Iola newspaper. The Register was paid $11,200 in 2011 and $12,400 in 2010. Commissioners didn’t dwell on the two proposals, rather moved quickly in the Register’s favor.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrive to attend the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. It is a tradition for U.S. Presidents to attend a prayer service on their first day in the office.

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son resigned as ambulance director earlier this month. “Michael (Burnett) didn’t have a problem with me discussing the situation with you,” Sanders said. He also noted that he and Burnett taught emergency medical training classes at Allen Community College, “which can be a draw for people in the county to work for us.” Commissioners gave their blessing to the two county employees’ tutorial positions. A COMPUTER terminal and software costing $1,364 was purchased from

Advantage Computer to facilitate a fueling system for county vehicles of all stripes. Bill King, director of Public Works, said each fueling — tracked for years individually by paper — would be registered on the computer. Each county employee will have an identification number, probably the last four numbers of a Social Security number, to keep track of fueling, King said. “We want to keep it simple and efficient,” he said. King said installing GPS (global positioning system) devices on each county vehicle also would be a good idea, as much as anything for safety reasons. “Employees often are by themselves,” he said. “With GPS we’d know where they were.” “That might be a little too much ‘big brother,’” said Talkington. “Yeah, but it really is a safety issue,” King countered. Williams pointed out that GPS tracking might be added to cell phones, which are issued to county employees.

IMF: world economy shows progression By DESMOND BUTLER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund is projecting a modest rise in global economic growth for 2013, but also warning that problems in the eurozone and the United States could derail momentum. The report Wednesday, an update of the fund’s World Economic Outlook, largely tracked the initial estimate from October, revising global growth down slightly by one-tenth of a percentage point, to 3.5 percent. The world economy grew 3.2 percent in 2012, according to IMF estimates. The IMF downgraded its forecast for the 17-country eurozone, projecting a slight economic contraction for 2013. It said that de-


spite positive policy steps to tackle the debt crisis in some eurozone countries, continued uncertainty about a resolution to the crisis is weighing down growth prospects. The IMF warned that the eurozone “continues to pose a large downside risk to the global outlook.” The revised report was more optimistic about the U.S. economy, forecast to grow by 2 percent for 2013. But prospects could change depending on impending tax and spending decisions. The U.S. government faces a series of budget negotiations as it tries to navigate mandated spending cuts and a dispute between President Barack Obama and lawmakers over the country’s borrowing authority.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama began the first full workday of his second term with a rousing, spiritual appeal for unity and strength from church leaders of different faiths. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were joined by their wives Tuesday at the Washington National Cathedral for the traditional post-inaugural national prayer service. There were prayers for those who govern, those in the armed forces and the nation as a whole. For Obama and Biden: “Make them bold for the work you have set before them,” said Kathryn Lohre, president of the National Council of Churches. And “when you feel your lowest, don’t give up,” Rev. Adam Hamilton, senior pastor at the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., told the president in an engaging sermon that drew laughter and applause among the 2,200 people gathered at the soaring cathedral. Hamilton said the nation, its leaders and people need to rise above their differences and find common ground — a national vision that unifies the country. He said Obama has been

blessed with a unique vision. “You should have been a preacher,” Hamilton told Obama. The Washington Performing Arts Society’s children’s choir sang “Determined to Go On” to delighted guests as Obama and first lady Michelle Obama bobbed their heads along with the music. A RANGE of faiths was represented among speakers at the cathedral service, including the Rev. Barbara Williams-Skinner, co-chair of the National African American Clergy Network; Rabbi Julie Schonfeld, executive vice president of the Rabbinical Assembly and Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America. It was the third straight day of religious worship for Obama surrounding his second inauguration, including Sunday and Monday at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church and St. John’s Episcopal Church, respectively. The 106-year-old Episcopal church has long hosted presidential inaugural services. It was also the site of funerals for former presidents Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his last sermon there in 1968.

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the county’s tax base for landfill closure funds rather than squirrel away $100,000 to $150,000 in each year’s budget. The county also has about $1 million in it landfill fund, revenue from daily tipping fees. What will occur with the county money is interest on it will be made available for grants to deal with local environmental issues. Commissioners will make recommendations. Works noted little money would be coming back to the county in the immediate future. Interest today is less than 1 percent. On $50,000, 1 percent raises $500. Tom Williams, third commissioner and also new to the body, didn’t embrace wholeheartedly having

county money support the foundation. An attitude that became more prominent with Weber’s observation that if the county were to refuse the second $50,000, the decision would not have adverse effect on equipment funding for the new county hospital. Williams said he wasn’t eager to use government money in place of what could be raised privately. Before any further discussions about the pending $50,000 transfer to the foundation due this month, Works said he would like to hear a presentation from the county foundation justifying the expense. Weber summed up his consideration in that “I hope the foundation grows into something very productive for the county.”

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Jayhawks prevail in Sunflower slugfest By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Kansas State rarely paint a masterpiece when they meet on the hardwood. The defensive-minded Jay-

hawks, with Travis Releford on the perimeter and Jeff Withey in the paint, make life miserable for opposing offenses, while the veteran Wildcats relish the chance to bump, bang and bludgeon foes on both ends of the court.

Little surprise that they played another tough-as-nails game Tuesday night. Releford scored 12 points, Withey and Ben McLemore each added 11, and the third-ranked Jayhawks held on down the stretch

for a 59-55 victory that gave them sole possession of first place in the Big 12. “That game went just as all you predicted, not the most artistic,” Kansas coach Bill Self said, sporting the kind of wry smile that

Humboldt stays unbeaten with road victory Early spurt propels Cubs in 70-50 win over Wildcats By RICHARD LUKEN

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Humboldt High’s Sam Aguirre (15) puts up a field goal attempt between Yates Center High’s Austin McNett, left, and Nick Schemper.

YATES CENTER — Humboldt High’s Cubs led from start to finish, grabbing a double-digit lead by late in the first quarter, and claimed a road victory Tuesday night at Yates Center High. The Cubs’ 70-50 victory didn’t accurately depict how hotly the game was contested, both coaches said. After defeating Yates Center by 47 points six weeks ago, Humboldt had a tougher time against the rival Wildcats. “They’re much improved,” Humboldt coach David Taylor said. “I’m very impressed with how the Yates Center kids played. And I don’t think we improved tonight.” Humboldt threatened to run away early on in similar fashion to their 80-32 win Dec. 12, jumping out to a 14-4 lead 4½ minutes into the contest. But Yates Center’s Trevor Chism drained a 3-pointer to settle the Wildcats, who went toeto-toe with Humboldt for the balance of the half.

With Noah Thornbrugh and Tanner McNutt leading the way, Humboldt led 20-7 after one quarter before Yates Center’s Caleb Denoon scored to trigger a 5-2 run to cut Humboldt’s lead back to 10. A Trey Johnson 3-pointer, followed 30 seconds later by a McNutt trey, pushed the lead to 16, 31-15. DeNoon drained two more 3-pointers on opposite sides of the halftime break to close the Wildcats to within 11, 38-27, before Humboldt found some traction offensively once again. Thornbrugh and McNutt both scored four points during an 8-2 run to extend the lead to 48-29, with 4½ minutes left in the third quarter. Cameron Brown kept Yates Center within shouting distance down the stretch, scoring 12 of his 14 points after halftime. The Cubs led 59-35 before Yates Center outscored Humboldt 15-11 in the fourth quarter. “I told the kids tonight that Humboldt is as good as anybody in our area,” Wildcat coach Kevin Brown said. “And if we could battle with these guys, there’s no reason we can’t compete with every team left on our schedule. The kids competed all 32 minutes tonight.” But Humboldt showed that even on an “off ” night, it has plenty of firepower to make life miserable for opponents. See CUBS | Page B2

YC girls pull away with second half spurt By RICHARD LUKEN

YATES CENTER — Defensive pressure and second-chance points turned the tables in favor of Yates Center High’s girls Tuesday. The Wildcats scored 11 straight points in the fourth quarter turning a four-point lead into a 42-27 cushion, and coasting from there in a 47-35 win. “Our press seemed to fluster them a little bit,” Wildcat coach Chris Wells said. “I’d bet that’s where we got half of our points.” The Wildcats never trailed in the second half, but led only 24-23 late in the third quarter, when Bailie Chambers drained a pair of free throws and Mindi Holloway followed with a layup to push out to a five-point cushion. The Cubs’ Lakota Wilson scored with 12 seconds in the period to cut the gap to three, but a key offensive rebound by Holloway and putback as the buzzer sounded re-established the Wildcats’ six-point margin. When Yates Center wasn’t scoring in transition, it also received several second-chance points, Humboldt coach Sherri Nelson said. “We need to do a much better job of blocking out,” Nelson said. “Those offensive rebounds hurt us tonight.” See WILDCATS | Page B2

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Yates Center High’s Paige Steinforth, from left, attempts to dribble past Humboldt’s Sheri Middleton Tuesday. Standing by is the Wildcats’ Bailie Chambers.

said he didn’t mind one bit. The Jayhawks have grown accustomed to such blood-and-guts games, needing a desperation 3-pointer from McLemore to force See JAYHAWKS | Page B2

Lancers regain winning touch ARMA — Northeast High might have been better served trying to tame a hive of mad hornets Tuesday. Instead, the Vikings had to deal with a rather irate Crest High squad smarting from a disappointing loss Saturday. The Lancers blasted out of the gates to a 19-3 lead and rolled from there to a 60-20 victory. The win lifts Crest’s record to 9-2 on the season and comes three days after the Lancers fell in tournament play to Class 3A powerhouse Humboldt. “Tonight would’ve been a tough night to play us,” Lancer coach Travis Hermreck said. “The guys had a little extra about them. I think they wanted to make amends for Saturday.” Amend, they did. Crest’s lead swelled to 39-13 by halftime and 54-18 after three quarters. Leading the charge was Crest’s See CREST | Page B2

MV falls OSWEGO — Marmaton Valley High’s boys started and ended their game in fine fashion, keeping pace with their hosts from Oswego High. It was the in-between parts that did in the Wildcats Tuesday. Oswego outscored Marmaton Valley a combined 38-15 over the second and third quarters to defeat the Wildcats 56-35. The loss drops Marmaton Valley to 1-11 on the season. “We’ve got to find a way to play all four quarters,” Wildcat coach Tim Stinnett said. The game was knotted at 11-11 before Oswego went on a 22-9 run spanning the second period. The Indians expanded their lead to 4926 by the end of the third quarter. Chance Stevenson and Nathan Smart each scored eight points to lead Marmaton Valley. Smart also had five rebounds. Levi Ramsey had seven points and eight rebounds. Cole Becker — who found out Tuesday he had been named to the all-tournament team for his play at last week’s Southeast Lancer Classic in Cherokee — added six points and four assists. Ryan Smith chipped in with three points and three steals. Keagan Boyd scored two points and Lucas Hamlin scored one. Marmaton Valley hosts Pleasanton Friday.

Allen County wrestlers’ tourney success bittersweet FORT SCOTT — While the Allen County Wrestling Club members brought home another armload of top-five finishes Saturday, the wrestlers’ participation in the Fort Scott Open/Novice Tournament was one of the toughest in the club’s history. Two werestlers, Jeremy Ridge and Kendall Jay, exited the competition due to injury. “I have been coaching for 17 years, and this is the first time I have ever had a wrestler injured,” coach John Taylor said. “It is something I hope we never experience again.” Ridge, who was entered in both See WRESTLERS | Page B6

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Allen County Wrestling Club members Casey McKarnin, left, and Brandon McKarnin were among the competitors Saturday at the Fort Scott Open/Novice Tournament.

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Friday at Fort Scott, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Wellsville, 4:30 p.m.

High School Wrestling

Saturday at Fredonia Invitational, 9 a.m. Saturday JV at Fort Scott Invitational.

Middle School Basketball

Saturday, IMS Jamboree, 9 a.m. Monday, 7th, 8th boys at Independence, 3:30 p.m.

Humboldt High School Basketball Friday vs. ERIE (HC) Tuesday at Eureka

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Friday vs. PLEASANTON Tuesday at Altoona-Midway

Crest High School Basketball

Friday vs. UNIONTOWN Tuesday at Southern Coffey County

Yates Center Basketball Friday vs. CHERRYVALE Tuesday at Erie

Southern Coffey Co. High School Basketball Midseason Tournaments Lyon County League at Emporia

Thursday SCC boys vs. Lebo, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, SCC girls vs. Madison, 7 p.m. Saturday, SCC girls, boys TBA

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Today at KCK, women, 5 p.m., men 7 p.m. Saturday vs. Cowley Co., women 2 p.m., men 4 p.m.

Kansas Basketball

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spective moves at the halfway point. “Terika cruised to victory pretty easily,” DeGrado continued. “Tucker waited until about halfway of each race, then took control. “The competition was good,” DeGrado said. “What I liked most about our athletes’ performances was that they were very competitive. They didn’t hold back and used this, not as a race warmup, but a good practice session to build on.” Allen competes again Friday in Lawrence, followed by a two-day event Feb. 1 and 2 at Missouri Southern State College in Joplin. Allen’s results follow:

Men 60-meter hurdles 2. Bruce Barclay, 8.46 seconds 4. Chris Donald, 8.71 60-meter dash 3. Rodrick Simmons, 7.03 seconds — Kelvin Gant, 7.19 (DNQ for finals) — Jethro St. Hubert, 7.21 (DNQ) 1-mile run 1. Tucker Morgan, 4:42.00 2. Garrett Colglazier, 4:43.44 3. Jacob Spence, 4:45.36 5. Brock Artis, 4:48.28 6. Patrick Rachford, 4:48.31 7. Kyle Schauvliege, 4:48.69 10. Ryan Pulsifer, 4:52.06 11 Kevin White, 4:52.50 22. Mark Emerson, 5:05.16 28. Gerald Christian, 5:19.81. — John Lawson, 7.29 400-meter dash 8. Jordan Fountain, 55.49 seconds 500-meter dash 1. Donald, 1:07.18 3. Rickardo Bailey, 1:08.73 800-meter run 1. Tegan Michael, 2:02.16

Labette downs Allen men

Red Devil women victorious PARSONS — Allen Community College’s women didn’t hit high gear on offense until after halftime Monday. Fortunately, the Red Devil defense was in top order from the start. The Red Devils led 22-21 at halftime before pulling away after intermission to win 61-50. The victory is Allen’s second in a row and lifts the Red Devils to 10-8 on the season and 3-3 in Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division play. “It was good to see our girls respond well to a tough challenge following an emotional win for us on Saturday,” Allen coach Mark James said. “A lot of times it’s tough to bounce

back on such a quick turnaround.” The keys to the victory, in addition to Allen’s defense, was in rebounding and ball control, James said. “Those were the main points we tried to emphasize coming into the game,” James said. “Our first half was not extremely sharp, but we played well defensively. Our second half was much more fluid and was pretty fun to watch.” DaNara Day and Leslie Ware each scored 17 points to lead the Red Devils. Kendra Taiclet added six. Shawnee Phillips scored 25 to pace Labette, followed by Ashley Lutz with 16. The Red Devils have another quick turnaround, playing tonight at Kansas

PARSONS — Allen Community College’s men got off on the right foot Monday, but could not sustain their early offensive efficiency. The Red Devils trailed by nine at halftime, but their comeback attempt came up short in a 70-64 loss to Labette Community College. The loss drops Allen to 4-14 overall and 0-6 in Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division play. The Devils were sharing the ball and making open shots, and led for the game’s first 10 minutes, head coach Andy Shaw said. “But the offense became stagnant, turning the ball over too many times.” The Red Devils committed 14 first-half turnovers and trailed Labette 36-27

City, Kan. The game will be Allen’s fourth in eight days.

Allen (21-40—61) Labette (22—28—50) Allen: Miracle Davis 3-5 0-1 6, Kayla Morton 1-7 0-0 3, DaNara Day 5-12 2-4 17, Kendra Taiclet 3-8 0-0 6, Hannah Blackwell 2-4 1-2 5, Ebonie Jones 0-1 0-0 0, Endesha Flanigan 0-1 0-0 0, Brittney Redmond 1-2 2-2 5, Leslie Ware 5-15 5-8 17, Taylor Seward 1-5 0-0 2, Kylie Molisee 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 2161 (9-29) 10-17 61. Three-pointers: Day 5, Ware 2, Morton, Redmond. Rebounds 56 (Day 8). Fouls 15 (Fouled out: None). Assists 12. Turnovers 12. Steals 6. Blocks 1. Labette: Shawnee Phillips 8-26 9-10 25, Ashley Lutz 6-14 2-2 16, Irianne Nicholas 1-9 0-0 2, Haleigh Lis 0-6 2-2 2, Kailee Hocker 0-1 0-0 0, Brooke Dickey 0-2 0-0 0, Natasha Carver 0-5 0-0 0, Dayshanay Russell 1-7 3-5 5. Totals 16-70 (211) 16-19 50. Three-pointers: Lutz 2. Rebounds 41 (Phillips 11). Fouls 15 (Nicholas fouled out). Assists 6. Turnovers 11. Steals 6. Blocks 2.

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overtime in a win over Iowa State and a frantic secondhalf comeback to beat Texas, all while running their winning streak to a nationleading 16 games. Kansas (17-1, 5-0 Big 12) briefly led by 10 points in the second half before needing everything it could muster in the closing seconds to end the Wildcats’ eight-game winning streak.

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McNutt poured in 21 points while Thornbrugh added 17 points — nine of which came in the first quarter — six rebounds, seven steals, five assists and five blocks. Nathan Whitcomb added 10 points. DeNoon added 11 points and Robert Arnold scored seven for the Wildcats in a balanced scoring attack. All nine Wildcats who entered the game scored. DeNoon also had seven rebounds, while Brown had seven assists and six rebounds. Miles Dicce had six rebounds. Four Yates Center players had at least two steals. McNett paced the Wildcats with three steals. Humboldt (13-0) resumes play Friday at home against Erie in its annual winter homecoming. The Wildcats (3-8) will host Cherryvale.

Humboldt (20-17-22-11—70) Yates Center (7-17-11-15—50) Humboldt (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Vanatta 2-0-0-4, McNutt 4/2-74-21, Murrow 1-2-0-4, Whitcomb 4-2-1-10, Aguirre 1-1-0-3, Crawford 3-0-2-6, Johnson 1/1-0-3-5, Thornbrugh 7-3-1-17. TOTALS: 23/3-15-11-70. Yates Center (FG/3pt-FT-FTP): Chism 0/1-0-1-3, Cooper 1-0-0-2, DeNoon 2/2-1-2-11, Schemper 1-0-2-2, Brown 7-0-314, McNett 1/1-0-2-5, Dice 1-0-42, Rossillon 2-0-1-4, Arnold 2-33-7. TOTALS: 17/4-4-18-50.

“They just find ways to win,” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said. Shane Southwell, who had a career-high 19 points, tried to do the same for Kansas State (15-3, 4-1), getting his team within 56-53 with a scooping layup with 38.2 seconds left. Naadir Tharpe made two foul shots to restore the Jayhawks’ five-point lead, and the Wildcats’ Rodney McGruder misfired from beyond the arc at the other end. But McLemore missed the front end of a 1-and-1, and McGruder’s two foul shots made it 58-55 with 5 seconds left. Elijah Johnson was fouled, and his free throw put the game away. “There were several plays that allowed us to keep our distance,” Self said. “We made it hard on ourselves by not converting at the free throw line and stuff like that, but just a tough game and a great road win.” McGruder finished with 13 points and Angel Rodriguez had 12 for the Wild-

2. Evan Adams, 2:03.53 3. Dakota Parker, 2:05.06 13. Jordan Caudill, 2:25.22 300-meter dash 4. Antonio Duncan, 36.64 seconds 8. Gant, 37.94 1000-meter run 1. Morgan, 2:43.53 5. Rachford, 2:47.87 6. Colglazier, 2:48.70 8. Spence, 2:52.80 13. Pulsifer, 2:57.58 Long jump 1. St. Hubert, 6.95 meters 10. Andrew Boggs, 6.05 Triple jump 6. St. Hubert, 12.93 meters Women 60-meter dash 2. Terika Henry, 7.93 seconds 1-mile run 10. Debra Kime, 6:09.66 — Denae McGee, DNF 800-meter run 5. Kim Boyle, 2:40.26 8. Kim Cooper, 2:45.74 12. Mahalia Soap, 2:52.05 300-meter dash 1. Henry, 42.84 seconds

at the break. Allen outscored Labette 37-34 in the second half. Leading the way for Allen was Cameron Blue, who drained 4 of 5 3-pointers en route to 16 points and six rebounds. Tray Fountain and DeAndrae Barnette followed with 13 points apiece. Andrew Rountree scored eight points with eight rebounds and four assists. Ben Uno had eight points and four assists. Allen County (27-37—64) Labette (36-34—70 Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Rountree 3-2-3-8, Burnes 0-2-0-2, Wesley 1-0-3-2, Fountain 3/1-4-313, Uno 3-2-3-8, Barnette 1/3-2-213, Blue 1/4-2-0-16, Walter 1-0-32. TOTALS: 11/10-12-22-64. Labette (FG/3pt-FT-TP): Luerman 0/1-0-3, Williams 3/1-4-13, Hamilton 6-8-20, Elechi 3-0-6, Gantt 4/1-5-16, T. Johnson 1-0-2, Adams 2-3-7, Pledger 2-0-4. TOTALS: 23/2-20-70.

SCC squads fall

cats, who lost for the 45th time in the last 48 games against their bitter in-state rival. Kansas improved to 23-2 in Bramlage Coliseum since its opening in 1987. “If anything, we look forward to this game,” Withey said. “It’s a lot of fun, a hostile environment. It’s one of the best crowds we’re going to get besides our own crowd.” The atmosphere was amped long before the opening tip. Students on their first day back from winter break lined up for several hundred yards in freezing temperatures, and then flooded seats on one side of the building more than 2 hours before the game started. The Jayhawks, undaunted by the pulsating crowd, methodically built a 16-8 lead midway through the first half. Kansas took advantage of some balky outside shooting by the Wildcats, and routinely beat them off the dribble at the other end for easy baskets around the rim.

EMPORIA — Southern Coffey County High’s teams found a tough first round in their games to kick off the Lyon County League Tournament. The SCC boys, seeded seventh, fell Monday evening to second-seeded Olpe 66-25. The loss sends Southern Coffey County to the consolation side of the bracket, where it will take on

Lebo, which fell to Waverly 49-33. The secondround game tips off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. On Tuesday, the Lady Titans squared off against top-seeded and undefeated Olpe High and fell 66-16. Southern Coffey County takes on Madison/Hamilton, which dropped a 46-45 decision to Burlingame. The second round game is at 7 p.m. Thursday.

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Kyle Hammond, who outscored Northeast on his seven 3-pointers alone. Hammond added four other 2-point baskets to wind up with 29 points. Jordan Morton chipped in with 11 and Jesse Boone scored eight. Drew Mills scored seven points to lead Northeast. Crest returns to action

Friday at home against Uniontown.

Crest (19-20-15-6—60) Northeast (3-10-5-2—20) Crest (FG/3pt-FT-T-TP): Frazell 0/2-0-2-6, Boone 4-0-1-8, Green 0-2-0-2, Strickler 0-0-1-0, Morton 5-1-0-11, Hammond 4/70-0-29, Ellis 2-0-1-4. TOTALS: 15/9-3-6-60. Northeast (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Peternell 1-0-0-2, Chandler 1-0-12, Slingluff 0-0-1-0, Mills 0/2-1-37, Popejoy 2-2-2-6, Wilson 0/1-00-3. TOTALS: 4/3-3-7-20.

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Humboldt’s Karsyn Menzie scored just seconds into the fourth quarter to cut Yates Center’s lead to 31-27 before Kendra Leach’s free throw was followed by a basket by Shayna Karmann and two straight buckets by Emily Baker, the second a 3-pointer, put Yates Center ahead by 12. Baker added another basket, and her free throw with 2:29 left gave Yates Center a 45-32 lead. “Some nights we do well on offense,” Wells said. “Some nights our defense is better. We just need to put effort like this together all four quarters.” “When other teams press,

it tends to freak us out a little bit,” Nelson said.. “But the girls showed some fight. We played super hard. I was pleased with our effort.” Breanna Kline drained a pair of 3-pointers for Humboldt in the last two minutes to keep Humboldt within shouting distance. Baker poured in 16 points to lead Yates Center, followed by Holloway with 12 and Chambers with six. Kline and Sheri Middleton each scored 10 points to pace Humboldt. Kline also had three assists and two steals; Middleton pulled in 10 rebounds as well. Menzie added six points and eight rebounds. Wilson chipped in with three steals. Eng-

lish had six rebounds and five steals. Whitney Strack had two steals. Yates Center hosts Cherryvale Friday. Humboldt hosts Erie for homecoming.

Humboldt (9-7-9-10—35) Yates Center (12-10-9-16—47) Humboldt (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Kline 0/3-1-2-10, Middleton 4-2-4-

10,m Hudlin 0-0-3-0, English 1-02-2, Strack 0-0-1-0, Wilson 2-0-0-4, Menzie 3-0-3-6, Umholtz 1-0-2-2, Morris 0-0-2-0. TOTALS: 11/3-4-1835. Yates Center (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Steinforth 1-1-3-3, Wendland 0-01-0, Rossillon 1-0-1-2, Baker 6/11-1-16, Holloway 3/1-3-3-12, Leach 1-1-4-3, Smith 0-1-0-1, Chambers 2-2-2-6. TOTALS:

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ter hurdles, losing to Rodgerick Woods of Cowley College by .02 seconds. Barclay finished in 8.46 seconds to Woods’ 8.44. Donald was fourth at 8.71 seconds. “We competed very well,” Red Devil coach Vince DeGrado said. “This was a good starter meet to allow our athletes to get in some competition. Not all of the events were run, and some weren’t ‘championship’ distances. But having a little variety allowed us to find out where our athletes were fitness-wise, which allows us to progress with them.” Michael’s win in the 800 started slowly. All three Red Devil runners stuck to a steady pace through the first half, DeGrado said, “and then made their re-

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Michael won the event at 2 minutes, 2.16 seconds, while Adams took the silver at 2:03.53. Dakota Parker made it an Allen 1-2-3 sweep by claiming third at 2:05.06. Meanwhile Chris Donald won the 500-meter dash with a new school record and national qualifying mark of 1:07.18. The time also qualifies Donald to compete at nationals in the 600-meter dash. Terika Henry also set a school record in the 300-meter dash with a time of 42.84 seconds. Tucker Morgan won both the 1-mile and 1000-meter races, his first ever collegiate victories. Bruce Barclay, meanwhile, was agonizingly close to winning the 60-me-

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OVERLAND PARK — In addition to Friday’s competition at the Iowa State Open (see Monday’s Register) Allen Community College’s indoor track team also brought home some hardware at its seasonopening event in Johnson County’s Cavalier Indoor meet Jan. 11. Tegan Michael won the 800-meter run in convincing fashion, beating teammate and runner-up Evan Adams by more than second.

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Nebraska gov. approves new pipeline route WASHINGTON (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of a revised route for the Keystone XL oil pipeline puts the longdelayed project back in the hands of the federal government. But don’t look for a quick decision on the $7 billion project, which would carry oil from Canada to the Texas Gulf Coast if allowed to move forward. State Department officials said they do not expect to complete a review of the project before the end of March. “I think we need to let our folks continue to do the work that they’re doing,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Tuesday. “I think we obviously want to take the Nebraska environmental study, we want to compare it with the work that we’ve done ... and crunch it into our own work.” The Obama administration has twice blocked the 1,700-mile pipeline, which Calgary-based TransCanada first proposed in late 2008. The project was thwarted after environmental groups and others raised concerns about a proposed route through environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska. President Barack Obama himself blocked the project in January 2012, saying his concerns about the Nebraska route had not been resolved. TransCanada submitted a new application

last spring. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said Heineman’s decision leaves Obama with no other choice but to approve the pipeline, which would carry up to 800,000 barrels of oil a day from tar sands in western Canada to refineries in Houston and other Texas ports. The pipeline also would travel though Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. “Nebraska’s approval of a new Keystone XL pipeline

rity at stake and many jobs in limbo, he should find a way to say yes.” White House spokesman Jay Carney said the State Department was reviewing the project and he did not want to “get ahead of that process.” Once that review is completed, “we’ll obviously address that issue,” Carney said Tuesday. Environmental groups have been pressuring Obama to reject the pipeline, which they say would transport “dirty oil” and

“ As we have repeatedly said, the Keystone XL Pipeline will create thousands of jobs on both sides of the border — including 140,000 in Canada.

— Andrew MacDougall, spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper


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route means there is no bureaucratic excuse, hurdle or catch President Obama can use to delay this project any further,” Boehner said. Boehner said all six states along the proposed route now support the project, which also is backed by a bipartisan coalition in Congress. Polls show a majority of Americans also back the pipeline. Boehner said he recognizes the political pressure Obama faces from environmental groups and others who oppose the project, but said “with our energy secu-

produce heat-trapping gases that contribute to global warming. They also worry about a possible spill. Even as they cheered Obama’s vow during his inaugural address to respond to climate change, some of the president’s strongest supporters say they fear his legacy on the issue could be damaged if he approves the pipeline. Sen. Barbara Boxer, DCalif., chairwoman of the Senate Environment Committee, said approval of the pipeline would “undo” much of the good on cli-

mate Obama achieved by sharply raising fuel-economy standards for cars and trucks. “If he did that plus 17 other good things” her concerns might be lessened, Boxer said Tuesday. “It depends. It’s such a dirty pipeline.” Heineman had previously said he would oppose any pipeline route that endangered the Ogallala Aquifer, a massive groundwater supply for much of the Midwest. In a three-page letter to federal officials Tuesday, Heineman said he believes any spills along the new route would be localized and cleanup responsibilities would fall to TransCanada. He also said the project would result in $418.1 million in economic benefits for the state, plus $16.5 million in state tax revenue from the pipeline construction materials. Canadian officials welcomed Heineman’s action and urged Obama to approve the project. “As we have repeatedly said, the Keystone XL Pipeline will create thousands of jobs on both sides of the border — including 140,000 in Canada,” said Andrew MacDougall, a spokesman for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Jane Kleeb, a pipeline opponent, said Heineman “just performed one of the biggest flip-flops that we’ve seen in Nebraska political history.”

Medicaid expansion bill introduced By MIKE SHIELDS KHI News Service

TOPEKA — A Wichita Democrat has introduced legislation that would expand eligibility for the Kansas Medicaid program to include people earning up to almost $15,000 a year. Currently, the Kansas program is among the most restrictive in the nation and generally covers only children, pregnant women or disabled persons who are poor. If House Bill 2013 becomes law, the expansion would occur in January 2014, when the the federal Affordable Care Act makes available additional federal funding to cover most of the added program costs. ‘A good idea’

R e p . Jim Ward said his proposal, among other things, would assure that K a n s a n s Frankie Forbes get full value from the federal tax dollars they pay. “It’s a good idea because it will save lives,” Ward said. “No one will argue that people with health insurance live longer and healthier lives and Kansas taxpayers are already paying for the program when they send in their federal tax dollars.” The Affordable Care

Act, commonly referred to Obamacare, was written with the intention that Medicaid eligibility would be expanded to include persons nationwide earning up to 133 percent of the poverty level, or about $25,000 a year for a family of three. But the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2012 that each state has the option to not expand Medicaid should its policymakers, for whatever reason, choose against it. Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican opponent of the federal law, has not yet said if he will support Medicaid expansion in Kansas. Administration officials have said they are studying the potential costs and hope to have a report ready perhaps as soon as Feb. 1. Some Republican governors once expected to fight Medicaid expansions in their states - such as Jan Brewer of Arizona of Arizona - are now saying they will support it or consider it. Governors in 18 states have signaled they will expand their programs; 10 have said they will not, and almost half apparently are undecided. Shifting costs

Ward said if Kansas doesn’t expand the program, the cost of covering the uninsured will be passed along to those who have health insurance in the form of high-

er premiums. Under the Affordable Care Act, hospitals are scheduled to lose some of the federal aid (known as disproportionate share payments) they currently receive to compensate for charity care they provide. The decrease was slated to coincide with a nationwide Medicaid expansion with the assumption that uncompensated care from Rep. Ward hospitals would drop significantly because most people would be covered. As a result, Medicaid expansion is generally supported by hospital groups, including in Kansas. “Part of the grand bargain the American Hospital Association made,” when the Affordable Care Act was written, “was giving up (disproportionate share payments) for expansion of Medicaid,” said Frankie Forbes, an attorney whose firm represents a number of Kansas critical access hospitals and other health care organizations. “It doesn’t seem like you can have one without the other, because the cuts (in disproportionate share payments) are coming. You can’t get blood out of a turnip.” Forbes also is president of

the Kansas Association of Hospital Attorneys. Ward’s proposed bill has been referred to the House Social Services Budget Committee, which is chaired by Rep. Brian Weber, a Dodge City Republican. A hearing on the bill is not yet scheduled.

duce costs by eliminating duplicate tests and the need to copy and fax medical records.

Gordon Fell says the clerks didn’t fall for the story, partly because the man claimed to be a sheriff ’s deputy from Adams County. There is no Adams County in Kansas. KAKE-TV reports that Fell says he has heard from other Kansas law enforcement agencies with similar reports. Fell says legitimate law enforcement officers would never try to cash a personal check at a business. He’s concerned the man is trying to take advantage of trust for officers, particularly at rural businesses.

Competing estimates

Currently, there are several competing estimates of how Medicaid expansion in Kansas would affect Medicaid enrollment and the cost of the program. The latest, released earlier this month by the Kansas Health Institute indicated that approximately 240,000 additional low-income, disabled and elderly Kansans would enroll in a program that currently serves about 380,000. According to the KHI analysis, expanding Medicaid would cost the state an additional $519 million between its implementation in 2014 and 2020. The KHI projections are higher than those in a 2010 report prepared for the now defunct Kansas Health Policy Authority and also higher than those in a state-by-state analysis done in 2010 by the Kaiser Family Foundation. However, they are considerably less than those estimated in 2011 by the Kansas Policy Institute, a conservative think-tank based in Wichita, which has opposed the Affordable Care Act.

Kansas briefs KC-area hospitals will share patient information

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen Kansas City-area hospitals will use a regional computer network to share their patients’ medical information more efficiently. The hospitals’ participation in the Lewis and Clark Information Exchange was announced Tuesday. It allows the hospitals immediate access to such information as the patients’ laboratory results, medication histories,

allergies, immunizations and medical reports. The Kansas City Star reports Heartland Health, a St. Joseph-based health organization, created the computer network several years ago but turned it over to a board to operate. Some of the hospitals participating are Truman Medical Centers, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Children’s Mercy Hospital, the University of Kansas Hospital and Olathe Medical Center. Advocates say health information exchanges re-

Police looking for man impersonating officer

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Police across Kansas are looking for a man they say is pretending to be a law enforcement officer to try and cash bad checks. The man surfaced Monday in Belle Plaine, where he allegedly tried to convince clerks at two businesses to cash checks. Belle Plaine police chief

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NEW YORK (AP) — Opponents of the city’s limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test. The NAACP’s New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. With a hearing set Wednesday, critics are attacking what they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and proper move to fight obesity. The issue is complex for the minority advocates, especially given obesity rates that are higher than average among blacks and Hispanics, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. The groups say in court papers they’re concerned about the discrepancy, but the soda rule will unduly harm minority businesses and “freedom of choice in low-income communities.” The latest in a line of healthy-eating initiatives during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, the beverage rule bars restaurants and many other eateries from selling high-sugar drinks in cups or containers bigger than 16 ounces. The city Board of Health OK’d the measure in September. “It would be irresponsible for (the health board) not to act in the face of an epidemic of this proportion,” the city says in court papers. The National Association of Local Boards of Health and several public health scholars have backed the city’s position in filings of their own. Opponents portray the regulation as government nagging that turns sugary drinks into a scapegoat when many factors are at play in the nation’s growing girth. The American Beverage Association and other groups, including movie theater owners and Korean grocers, sued. They argue that the first-of-itskind restriction should have gone before the elected City Council instead of being approved by the Bloomberg-appointed health board. Five City Council members echo that view in a court filing, saying the Council is “the proper forum for balancing the city’s myriad interests in matters of public health.” The suit also argues the rule is too narrow to be fair. Alcohol, unsweetened juice and milk-based drinks are excluded, as are supermarkets and many convenience stores — including 7-Eleven, home of the Big Gulp — that aren’t subject to city health regulations. The NAACP and the Hispanic Federation, a network of 100 northeastern groups, say minorityowned delis and corner stores will end up at a disadvantage compared to grocery chains.

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Lessons in forgiveness can be tough Dear Carolyn: For the past two years, I have been seeing a man I care about very much. We’ve had a tumultuous, on/off relationship due to some mistakes I made early on that he couldn’t or wouldn’t forgive. Now he says he is ready to give the relationship another shot, with this caveat: I cannot EVER spend time with my best friend. He has met her only once but never liked her due to a bad first impression and because I told him she participated in some illegal activities. While I don’t agree with some of her choices, she has been a wonderful friend for my entire life and has

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demand this of me. Is this an “okay” thing to ask of your partner? Or should I consider this a red flag of a controlling person?

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These are your words, so say them: “You have no right to demand this of me.” Controlling people exploit those

who hesitate to stand up to them. (Homework assignment: “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin de Becker.) Maybe this “best friend” is your drug dealer, to use one extreme example, and he’s right to set such a strict precondition — or, on the other extreme, your friend just did basic, stupid, youthful stuff. Either way, it serves both you and your boyfriend better for you to be clear about where you stand. He has a right to dump you for refusing him, of course. But I suspect he won’t. Those two “on/off ” years, his reluctance to “forgive” your “mistakes” and this best-friend ban suggest he’s

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getting exactly what he wants here: a sense of control by giving and withholding affection to reward or punish you as he sees fit. Since the drug-dealer scenario sounds like a stretch, I think you have to break up with him, decisively. It’s not that you’re above improvement — who is — or that your friend’s mistakes weren’t serious. It’s that he thinks it’s his place to fix you. How is that not controlling? Write to Carolyn Hax, Style, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or Subscribe at

Many causes are possible for dry eyes DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 84, and I have what is called dry eyes. My eyes water so much that it affects my vision -- my eye doctor said surgery may or may not work. Do you have any help for me? — D.M. ANSWER: I have received a lot of letters recently about dry eyes. Many conditions can cause the symptom of dry eyes. Medications (including high blood pressure medicines), contact lenses, LASIK surgery, certain autoimmune diseases and skin

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watery eyes are paradoxically common in dry eye syndrome. As the dry eyes get irritated, they can reflexively water with a different kind of fluid. This doesn’t help, because this liquid doesn’t have the same qualities for lubricating as normal tears do. Dry eyes often are worse in dry or dusty areas and when watching television or reading; they’re better in areas of high humidity. For most people with mild or moderate symptoms, using artificial tears every few hours is effective at relieving symptoms. It’s also impor-

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force recorded an “appalling” number of reports of sexual assault last year even as it worked to curb misconduct in the wake of a sex scandal at its training headquarters in Texas, the service’s top officer told lawmakers on Wednesday. Gen. Mark Welsh, the Air Force chief of staff, said there were 796 reports of cases ranging from inappropriate touching to rape. The 2012 figure is a nearly 30 percent increase from 2011 when 614 cases were reported. The number could be much greater, Welsh said, because many cases are never reported at all. “Calling these numbers

10-and-under and 12-andunder events, suffered an ankle injury, Taylor said. Jay hurt his elbow. Injuries aside, Taylor said he was pleased with the wrestling club’s performance and effort. “Overall, the kids com-

35,000 airmen who graduate every year. While one in five recruits are women, most instructors are men. The preliminary results of Air Force investigation released in November described abuses of power by bad instructors who took advantage of a weak oversight system to prey on young recruits. The investigation, which is ongoing, has found so far that 32 military training instructors allegedly engaged in inappropriate or coercive sexual relationships with 59 recruits and airmen at Lackland, according to the Air Force. Six instructors have been convicted in court martials on charges ranging from adultery, rape and conducting unprofessional relationships.

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unacceptable does not do the victims justice,” Welsh said. “The truth is, these numbers are appalling!” Welsh’s testimony before the House Armed Services Committee underscores the challenges it and the other military branches face in stopping sexual assault within the ranks. Even more disturbing than the number of reports of sexual assault is the fact that most of these crimes are committed by fellow airmen, Welsh said. The scandal at Lackland Air Force Base near San Antonio continues to unfold nearly two years after the first victim came forward. All U.S. airmen report to Lackland for basic training. The base has about 500 military training instructors for about

peted very well,” Taylor said. “Again, we are wrestling harder every week, and it shows.” Earning top honors in their divisions were Ryan West, Korbin Cloud, William Jay, T.J. Taylor, Clay Shannon and Seth Sanford.

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