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Quartet’s tunes break barriers By ALLISON TINN allison@iolaregister.com

The Harlem Quartet is changing the face of classical music. The Quartet, made up of violinists Ilmar Gavilan and Melissa White, violist Jaime Amador Medina and cellist Matthew Zalkind, is a young group founded in 2006 in New York City. Their mission is to “advance diversity in classical music while engaging young and new audiences through the discovery and presentation of varied repertoire, highlighting works by minority composers,” according to their website. Gavilan, a founding Quartet member, said they meet their mission by exposing young students to classical music who otherwise wouldn’t have the opportunity. “Most of our concerts are organized with school visits,” Gavilan

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said via a telephone interview. “And let me tell you, it works. We get a lot of good feedback.” Music is a universal language, Gavilan said, which can work to break down barriers between generations and race. No one genre of musical style is superior to another, he said. “We want people to take away that you can play both classical and jazz and be excellent at both,” Gavilan said. The main reason people steer away from classical music is they think of it as pretentious, he said. “What makes it pretentious is the delivery of it and that’s not the point at all. The amazing composers would push the audiences’ hearts and entertain them,” he said. One way Harlem Quartet members lighten the mood is by bringSee QUARTET | Page A5

Harlem Quartet members Jaime Amador Medina, Melissa White, Ilmar Gavilan and Matthew Zalkind.

From left are Prairie Spirit Rail Trail volunteers Dave Fontaine, Jane Tweedy, Don Burns, Pat Haire and Lindsey Tweedy were at the trail’s scenic lookout point Tuesday testing soil for a potential fence. On the trail going toward Humboldt is an old bridge with a drainage creek running beneath it. Volunteers were brainstorming the best way to let trail users know not to go down the sides of the bridge, for their safety. Register/Allison Tinn

Community foundation receives pledge By STEVEN SCHWARTZ steven@iolaregister.com

The Allen County Community Foundation will receive the second half of funds pledged by the Allen County commission — $50,000 to complete the $100,000 pledge. Commissioners voted to fulfill the pledge after a public hearing in the county meeting room. Susan Michael, executive director of the foundation, along with local banker Jim Gilpin and former county commissioner Gary McIntosh, addressed the commissioners on why they believe it is important for the county to fulfill its pledge made last year. The $100,000 will go into the foundation’s environmental fund and managed by the county commission. Gilpin said the county’s pledge to the foundation would be a sound investment. The money can be allocated in any number of stocks, bonds and mutual funds, as well as U.S. certificates of deposit, Gilpin said. Interest rates are much higher for these types of accounts than the cur-

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Susan Michael addresses county commissioners Tuesday morning during a public hearing regarding pledge funds given to the Allen County Community Foundation. rent treasury rates, which are less than 1 percent. “If you (commission) control these funds, what is the difference between this and the permanent fund,” Gilpin asked. He referred to the vision the commission had when they set

up the solid waste management fund, and said they have the opportunity to be visionaries once again. “You can be visionary again with different investment strategies, now you are currently in a See COUNTY | Page A5

Iola running group to begin

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A bald eagle was spotted a little north of Moran. Most of the eagles have left the southeast Kansas area and will return again this time next year. Vol. 115, No.71

Think running a 5K is beyond your reach? Beginning April 6, free Saturday morning running clinics will be offered leading up to the Mad Bomber July 12 midnight run. Personnel from the Iola Police Department and Thrive Allen County will conduct the clinics, which will meet each Saturday morning at 9 o’clock to start training for the 5K. The first session meets at Allen Community College. Groups will be split up into advanced and beginners, so everyone can get involved, officer Mike Ford said. “This is designed for people of all fitness ranges. You don’t See RUNNING | Page A5

Senate debates union bill TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A labor attorney and the Kansas Senate president sparred Tuesday over whether public employees have a right to have money deducted from their paychecks for unionbacked political activities. Rebecca Proctor and Senate President Susan Wagle clashed during a Senate Commerce Committee meeting over a bill that would bar automatic, voluntary deductions from teachers and government workers’ paychecks to support union-backed political activities, such as campaign contributions. The measure passed the House on Thursday. Wagle said many Kansas residents don’t agree with public unions’ or teachers’ positions on issues and the state should not be involved in channeling money to support those views. Supporters of the bill say union members often feel bullied or coerced to make the automatic contributions for fear of alienation or retribution in the workplace. Proctor said public workers have a right to use their pay as they wish. She also said she believed the bill could go so far as to prevent unions from advocating for particular values or issues that are not partisan but are ideological, such as testifying before the Legislature on worker safety or education. “This bill is insidious and completely silences the voice of many union members,” Proctor said.

The payroll bill is one of several proposed measures that Democrats and union representatives see as eroding the rights of public employees to participate in the political process, whether it be supporting candidates with political action committees or advocating public policy changes.

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Conservative Republican legislators supporting the bill say the measure would protect teachers and public workers from peer pressure or from having their money go toward supporting views or candidates they oppose. Wagle, a Wichita Republican, said public employees could still write a personal check for PAC contributions or arrange for automatic bank drafts under the new law. “We’re talking about taxpayer money and what you can do with that money,” she said. But Proctor said the definition of political activity in the proposed bill was so broad that it would shut union employees out of the political process entirely. See UNION | Page A5

Crane operator killed after machine tips over BURLINGTON, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas man is dead after a crane he was operating at a construction site tipped over and he was pinned beneath it. The Coffey County Sheriff ’s Office says 51-year-old Eric Spaar of Holton was killed in the accident at a bridge replacement site north of Burlington.

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Obituary Bud Beecher

Edgar “Bud” Dean Beecher, 73, passed away at his home in Yates Center on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Bud was born Sept. 17, 1939, the son of Edgar A. and Clara (Bode) Beecher in El Reno, Olka. Bud grew up in Okarche, Okla., attending Okarche Schools and eventually graduating from Okarche High School. During high school Bud began farming with his father. After Bud graduated from high school he then entered the U.S. Navy which he served for three years. Shortly after his time in the Navy Bud met Karen (Pate) in Oklahoma and after three months of being together they were married Feb. 2, 1962, in Oklahoma City, Okla. The couple spent their early years in Oklahoma; having four children, Deanna, Debbie, Dustene and Dale, before settling in Yates Center. After moving to Yates Center the couple was blessed with their youngest child, Daryl. Around 1987 Bud decided to quit farming and began raising cattle. After Bud had his time with the cattle he began to drive a truck, which was a most-loved occupation and hobby up until the end. Edgar was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. In the past he served on the Woodson County Fair Board and Extension Council; he was also a 4-H Beef Leader and at one time was Woodson County’s Kansas Livestock Association President. In 1961 Edgar was presented with the American Farmer Award. Edgar was known to be a hard worker

and often called working his occupation and hobby. He and his wife Karen were blessed with 51 wonderful years of marriage and five children. He will be missed. Bud was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Jan. He is survived by his wife Karen (Pate), Yates Center; his children, Deanna (Stevens) Johnson, Yates Center, Debbie Stevens, Edmond, Okla., Dustene (Beecher) Weston and husband Rick, Yates Center, Dale Beecher and significant other Stacey Murrell, Iola, and Daryl Beecher and wife Aileen, Yates Center; his grandchildren, Mike Rollings, Shawna Johnson, Josh Weston, Jessica Rollings, Dallyn Beecher and Shandell Byerly; his greatgrandchildren, Rhylan Altman, Jordynn Swartz and Cache Rollings; also one sister, Maxine Masquelier and husband Bob of Kingfisher, Okla.; as well as many other relatives and friends. Memorial services for Bud were today at 10 a.m. at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Inurnment will follow in Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center. The family met with friends the evening prior to the service, Tuesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. Memorials are suggested to the “Friends For Life” of Yates Center, or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Youth Group, Humboldt and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783. Information may also be obtained by visiting jonescampbellfuneral home.com.

Neosho Falls news All of the eagles disappeared from the river and lake, they were beautiful and provided so much enjoyment. They arrive about this time each year, but never so many. The community extends sympathy to the Anna Fay Laymon family, son Kenny and wife Jeannie Laymon, her sister Josie Weiland and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. This weather is some-

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thing, freezing one day and 60 degrees the next. Everyone enjoyed the lovely two inches of rain, which was needed very much.

Residential care news Guest Home Estates

David and Cynthia Zornes, Bartlesville, Okla., visited Russell Zornes. Jim Hinson and Joane McIntire, Iola, visited Evelyn Calhoon. Hellen Sutton, Iola, and Larry Walters, Lawrence, visited Fayette Walters. Merrial Weldin Thomas visited Doris Roe. Iola Nursing Home

Naomi Clounch and Lolita Johnson visited Rosie Neal. Ken Church, Leavenworth, visited Lilia Church. Tiffany Byers and Mary Hoggart, Carlos Backer, Iola, and Mike Byers, Iola, visited Mary-

lynn Byers. Windsor Place

Iola Middle School students have been visiting and helping the residents during exercise time. Elizabeth Compton was visited by Kay and Finley Compton. Sylvia Wools was visited by Stacy Jones, Leonard and Debbie Wools, Steve Wools, Gayle Beckmon and Troy Wools. Mildred Ludolph was visited by Gary and Pam Baker. Doris Traw was visited by Dennis and Rena Traw. Joan Beck was visited by Laura Roush. Joyce Beal was visited by Mary Scovill.

News from Carlyle Pastor Steve Traw gave the Sunday morning message, “With God in the Wilderness,” from Hebrews 9:1-10. Rev. Traw will bring the morning message at the 9:30 a.m. service next Sunday. David Loomis will lead Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Bible study is

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Robotics on a roll in some schools By HERON MARQUEZ ESTRADA Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

MINNEAPOLIS — An explosion in the popularity of high school robotics teams has suddenly made it chic to be geek. Robotics team members are getting varsity letters and patches, being paraded before school assemblies like other sports stars, and seeing trophies in the same lobby display cases as their football, basketball or baseball counterparts. “It’s the new kid on the block,” said Dawn Nichols, head of school at Convent of the Visitation Catholic School in Mendota Heights, which has the only all-girls robotics team in Minnesota. A telling statistic: For the first time ever, there are more varsity robotics teams than there are boys’ varsity hockey teams in the state. There are 156 high school boys’ hockey teams and 180 robotics teams, up from 153 last year, according to the Minnesota State High School League. While boys’ and girls’ high school basketball teams remain the most common with more than 400 teams each, no other sport or activity has grown as quickly as robotics, which began with just two teams in 2006 and will likely surpass 200 soon. “Minnesota is becoming a mecca for robotics,” said Joe Passofaro, one of the mentors/coaches for the Prior Lake High School robotics team, which won the state championship last year. “We’re getting a group here that is coming onto the world scene.” Minnesota last year became the first state in the country to sanction a state tournament and championship for robotics teams. Teams compete by building robots to perform specific tasks — shooting basketballs last year, throwing Frisbees this year — and then seeing whose works the best. “Robotics is really a different way for kids getting into sports,” said Lauren Woolwine, 17, a member of the Edina High School robotics team, the Green Machine. “Now that we have a

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At Prior Lake High School, Quinn Riley, 15, a sophomore, works on his team's robot which will earn points for lifting the competition's robot up in the air, Jan. 23 in Savage, Minn. He is using the scissor lift method. state tournament it’s easier to relate to people. People really relate to state tournaments and championships.” The High School League said changing perceptions were part of the reason its board decided to elevate robotics to the varsity level, complete with a state tournament in May and team championship trophies. “You go into a robotics competition and it just draws you in,” Nichols said. “The feeling is as palpable as any other sports competition.” Mark Lawrence, who helped start the Edina team in 2006, said varsity recognition is only going to help robotics grow, while also helping to change how the participants are perceived. “You walk into the lobby cases and there are the trophies,” Lawrence said. “It shows that we are part of the school fabric.” Lawrence, Passofaro and others point out that there

are also hundreds of nonvarsity robotics teams in middle and elementary schools, bringing the total number of kids participat-

robot kits were delivered to the teams. Since then, teams, which can be as small as two people and as large as 50 or more, have been working feverishly to develop the best mechanisms to meet this year’s challenge: having the robot toss Frisbees through openings. The kits cost $5,000 apiece, which is the biggest obstacle to the growth of robotics. Starting a team and keeping it going costs about $10,000 a year, including the kit and additional parts to improve it. Although robotics is now a varsity sport, it is still treated financially as an activity and not budgeted for by districts. Belle Plaine, for example, started a robotics team this year but is relying on donations to come up with the kit price and related expenses. Also, robotics teams are so relatively new that most schools don’t have places for the teams to practice, work, design or test their creations. “We built our first robot in a barn,” Passofaro recalled, noting that most varsity teams have fields, diamonds or courts at their schools. That too appears to be slowly changing. On Jan. 24, Convent of the Visitation opened a new 4,000-square-foot building dedicated to science, tech-

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getting into sports. Now that we have a state tournament it’s easier to relate to people. People really relate to state tournaments and championships. — Lauren Woolwine, 17, member of the Edina High School robotics team

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ing on robotics teams to more than 4,600. “The growth is terribly impressive, especially compared to other activities that have been around for years and have worldwide followings,” said Amy Doherty, who is with the high school league. “It seems like (robotics) is something that every school would want to be involved in.” Four weeks ago, the season kicked off when the

nology, engineering and math. The building, complete with a fully stocked workshop, also will be used to house the Robettes, the robotics team. “It was absolutely intentional,” said Nichols, who until now has been renting space in downtown St. Paul for the robotics team. “We wanted to bring them back to campus, to have the team feel and be more part of the school.”

dustry professor Jim Drouillard is credited with developing the technique for giving ground beef the same kind of heart-healthy fatty acids found in fish and plant oils. Drouillard says a quarterpound hamburger made of the enriched ground beef has 200 milligrams of omega-3s and tastes the same as regular ground beef.

Pet Friendly” license plate will be used to reduce the stray animal population. Proceeds from the sale of the plates will support scholarships for Kansas State veterinary students who will work with local animal shelters, particularly in spay/neuter programs. With a one-time production fee of $45.50 and an annual donation of $50, the new plate can be picked up at county tag offices across the state. The dean of Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, Ralph Richardson, says the program can help improve the quality of animal health throughout the state.

Kansas in brief Commissioner: Stop fed takeover of Kansas business

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas securities commissioner is proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent federal government takeovers of the state’s businesses. Commissioner Aaron Jack said Tuesday the amendment would protect private property rights. He says the federal government should not be a vested owner in private enterprise. Jack told The Topeka Capital-Journal the amendment would have inhibited the federal government from acquiring shareholder stakes in more than 900 businesses — including 17 banks in Kansas — four years ago during the recession. The proposed constitutional amendment has been introduced in the House and Senate. It would need a two-thirds majority of both chambers before it would be placed on a statewide ballot. A simple majority of Kansas voters would need to approve it to amend the constitution.

Reno County residents will vote on tax for jail

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Reno County residents will vote on a proposed sales tax increase to fund improvements in the current jail or to build a new jail.

The county commission voted Tuesday to put a halfcent increase in the county sales tax on the April 2 ballot. If approved, it would raise an estimated $28.9 million. The money would be used either to build a new jail or renovate the existing jail and annex. The Hutchinson News reports the sales tax increase would take effect Oct. 1. It would end when bonds issued to pay for the project are paid off, estimated between eight to 10 years. Supporters say the jail’s capacity forces the county to house prisoners at other county jails. And they say the current jail has several design flaws.

KSU-developed omega-3 ground beef hits stores

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas State researcher has developed a technique that enriches ground beef with omega-3 fatty acids. The enriched ground beef is named GreatO Premium Ground Beef. It is being sold through Manhattan-based company NBO3 Technologies LLC. Kansas State says in a news release that it will be available mid-February at select retailers in Buffalo, N.Y. The plan is to expand to retailers and restaurants nationwide later this year. Animal sciences and in-

New Kansas pet license plate to help vet students

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansans can use their vehicles to show they support pets. Revenue from a new “I’m

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Thursday - County bus to Garnett, phone 24 hours before you need a ride, 785-448-4410 any weekday; Community Church Missionary, church annex, 1:30 p.m.; United Methodist Women, United Church fellowship hall, 1:30 p.m.; Friday - Tuesday - Recycle trailer at Broad and Pine on Friday; Feb. 13 - Lions Club hosts Zone Social at City Hall community room, 6 p.m.; Rural Water District No. 5 board meeting, board office, 7:30 p.m.

School calendar

Friday - high school basketball at Oswego, 4 p.m.; Saturday - State Scholars Bowl; Monday - ParentTeacher conferences, 3:457:30 p.m.; Parent Teachers Organization meets in lunchroom, 7 p.m.; Tuesday - middle school Scholars Bowl at St. Rose, 4 p.m.; high school basketball at Crest vs. Lebo, 4 p.m.; Feb. 13 - ParentTeacher conferences, 4-7:30 p.m.; FFA to Ottawa, FCCLA District H Star events.

Senior Meals

Friday - turkey burger, sliced tomato, pasta salad, bun, sunshine fruit; Monday - Salisbury steak, mashed potato, gravy, autumn blend veggies, wheat bread, pears; Wednesday - pasta bake or fish, Carib-

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Scripture read at the Feb. 3 service was Colossians 3. Sunday - Sweetheart supper 5 p.m. City hall community room, men meet 2 p.m. to shop, supper served 5 p.m.; Feb. 13 - Working Wonders Christian Women’s Council 7 p.m., bring enough valentines for 16 people and your valentine container. Cindy McGhee has refreshments and Danelle McGhee devotions.

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Scripture at the Feb. 3 church service was Psalm 71:1-12, Matthew 6:1-4 and Luke 4:21-30. Pastor Leslie Jackson presented the sermon.

PTO

Parent Teachers Organization Jan. 28 meeting was conducted by LeAnn Church, president. Chrissy Powell, secretary, read a thank-you letter from

Brenna Hammond for the redoing of a chair, a thank you for Christmas poinsettias and lots of thank you’s from students for the assembly and for etiquette. The treasurer’s balance was $3,536.09 in the report. Boxtops have been mailed. Richard Burkdoll, elementary principal’s report included a reminder of the parent/teacher conferences, if PTO had undergarments to donate and an item needed for a tunnel slide priced at $495 plus $30 shipping, which was voted to purchase. Aundi Miller will check with Tisha Hug on ordering presidential physical fitness awards. Kayla Taylor and her students wish to do the carnival with the organization’s guidance. FCCLA and FFA students will help beginning at 6 through 8 p.m. Seekers Nor Slackers 4-H Club will do the concessions. Grandpa Pokey will be contacted. Nicky Beckmon suggested a cotton candy machine and the group would check into purchasing one. Book Fair is Feb. 19, 21 and 23 opening at 8 a.m. at the high school library. The 29th will be opened all day for students. Scholastic Book Bucks to get books for teachers were discussed. Next PTO meeting is Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. in the lunch-

room to give information gathered for spring fundraisers. An application will be made to the state to see if “Body Venture” could be presented next year at school. Students could walk through and see how a person’s body works. Another assembly may be held in April, field trips will include middle school for the 2013 spring in a trial run. April 19 was suggested for a reading night. History

A gang of Santa Fe workers constructed a building for a new apartment house for Mexican laborers in the early days of Colony history. It was located near the railroad tracks on what is now Indiana Road, one-half block south of Colony. The Santa Fe workers built it of hollow tile, which contained eight rooms, strung in a row. The sidewalls were plastered and it had a cement floor. The gang came from Humboldt to Colony then moved on to Emporia. This building was used as a chicken hatchery owned and operated by George Chatterton and Herbert Henderson in the 1920’s. The George Chatterton family also had a small hatchery in their home, which was located on East Broad Street.

Many recall when it was occupied by the late Glenn and Marguerite Williams and was torn down when the Crest Unified District No. 479 purchased the property. George Chatterton operated hatcheries for Potter’s several places in Kansas and Colorado. He married an Iola girl and settled in Green Forest, Ark. Around Town

Congratulations to the Crest homecoming king and queen Jordan Morton and Callee Calloway. Jordan is the son of Eric and Gerri Godderz and Steve Morton, rural Colony and Callee, daughter of Candee and the late Jim Calloway, rural Colony. Kenton King family delivered around 12 lbs. of aluminum pop tabs Friday to Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. They appreciate so much people in the community for their donations of books and other reading material, too. Books were done through the Lions Club. Over 200 books and around 175 magazines were donated. Six members of the Jolly Dozen Club met Jan. 21 at the home of Debbie Wools. She gave them a tour through her new home. Delores Strickler won the hostess gift. Debbie served pineapple upside-down

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cake. The next meeting is Feb. 18. Wallace Strickler is now at his home in rural Colony. He continues with therapy three times weekly plus home therapy Tuesdays and Thursdays. Jerry and Susan Luedke attended the birthday party of their granddaughter Emilee Luedke in Iola Saturday. She is now 13. She is the daughter of Jarred and Heather Luedke. Stanley Luedke reported what he estimated 160 robins that lit on his property. They were very hungry. Later around that same number of sparrows came. Colony received around 2 inches of rain last week. Finally some springs opened and branches have some water in them. They have been dry a long time. Word has been received of the death of Bill Lockart, 99, Lindsborg on Jan. 29. Lockart was a former resident of Colony. Survivors include a daughter Maleta Forsberg and her children, Lindsborg. His wife, Bessie, preceded him in death. Funeral service was Saturday in Lindsborg. Sympathy is extended to Glen and Janet Hermreck and area families at the loss of his mother Twila Mae Hermreck, 91, at Anderson County Long Term Care, Garnett Jan. 23.

REI exec picked for interior Boy Scouts’ gay policy may be up for vote By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama today will nominate business executive and former engineer Sally Jewell to lead the Interior Department, an administration official said. Jewell is the president and chief executive officer at the outdoors company Recreational Equipment, Inc., known as REI, which sells clothing and gear for outdoor adventures with more than 100 stores across the country. Prior to joining REI in 2000, Jewell worked in commercial banking and as an engineer for Mobil Oil Corporation. If confirmed, Jewell would replace current Interior Secretary Ken

Salazar, who held the post throughout Obama’s first term. Salazar announced last month that he would step down in March. Jewell is the first woman in Obama’s crop of second-term Cabinet nominees. The White House faced criticism that the new Cabinet lacked diversity after Obama tapped a string of white men for top posts, but Obama promised more diverse nominees were in the queue for other jobs. Jewell’s confirmation would also put a prominent representative from the business community in the president’s Cabinet. REI is a $2 billion-a-year company and has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the top 100 companies to work for. Obama was to announce

Jewell’s nomination during a ceremony in the White House State Dining Room today afternoon, according to the official who spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to confirm Jewell’s nomination ahead of the president. Under Salazar, the Interior Department pushed renewable power such as solar and wind and oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The moratorium was lifted in October 2010, although offshore drilling operations did not begin for several more months. The Interior Department manages millions of acres in national parks and forests, overseeing energy and mining operations on some of the government-owned land.

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IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America’s policy excluding gay members and leaders could be up for a vote as soon as today, when the organization’s national executive board meets behind closed doors under intense pressure from several sides. BSA announced last week it was considering allowing troops to decide whether to allow gay membership. That news has placed a spotlight on executive board meetings that began Monday in Irving, Texas, where scouting headquarters is located. BSA spokesman Deron Smith said last week that the board could take a vote today or decide to discuss the policy, but the organization would issue a statement either way. Otherwise, the board has remained silent, with reporters barred from the hotel where its meetings are taking place. At nearby BSA headquarters, a handful of Scouts and leaders delivered petitions Monday in support of letting gay members join. The conservative group Texas Values, meanwhile, says it has organized this morning prayer vigil urging the Scouts to keep their policy the same. President Barack Obama, an opponent of the policy, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, an Eagle Scout who supports it, both have weighed in. “My attitude is that gays and lesbians should have

access and opportunity the same way everybody else does in every institution and walk of life,” said Obama, who as U.S. president is the honorary president of BSA, in a Sunday interview with CBS. Perry, the author of the book “On My Honor: Why the American Values of the Boy Scouts Are Worth Fighting For,” said in a speech Saturday that “to have popular culture impact 100 years of their standards is inappropriate.” The board faces several choices, none of which is likely to quell controversy. Standing pat would go against the public wishes of two high-profile board members — Ernst & Young CEO James Turley and AT&T Inc. CEO Randall Stephenson — who run companies with nondiscrimination policies and have said they would work from within to change the Scouts’ policy. Conservatives have warned of mass defections if Scouting allows gay membership to be determined by troops. Local and regional leaders, as well as the leadership of churches that sponsor troops, would be forced to consider their own policies. And policy opponents who delivered four boxes of signatures to BSA headquarters Monday said they wouldn’t be satisfied by only a partial acceptance of gay scouts and leaders. “We don’t want to see Scouting gerrymandered into blue and red districts,” said Brad Hankins, campaign director of Scouts for Equality.

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Ancient relics lost to perverse ideology al, historians hid cultural artifacts and ancient manuscripts. Good thing. Despite previous promises to the contrary, its new library was ransacked where the remaining manuscripts were burned. Earlier this year tombs of saints were unearthed and their holdings looted. To the credit of the majority of Muslims, they view the acts as grossly misleading and damaging to the image of Islam. Time naturally takes a toll on the world’s wonders. Acid rain is yellowing the luscious white marble of India’s Taj Majal. The sandstone of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century, is losing out to erosion mostly from tourists’ hands and feet climbing among the expansive structure. Same with Egypt’s pyramids, which are just a stone’s throw from massive hotels and other commercial enterprises. Even England’s stoic Stonehenge shows significant wear and tear from the elements. All of these are understandable — if not exactly forgivable. Archeological terrorism, however, is an intentional crime against history. If only the treasures could be seen in a broader view, rather than through the narrow limitations of an ideology. — Susan Lynn

A look back in time 50 Years Ago Week of Feb. 3-9, 1960

Improvements to cost about $408,500 are proposed in a report on Iola’s water treatment plant and delivery system made by the Kansas City engineering firm, Burns and McDonnell. The improvements include equipment to produce soft water and a refurbished filter system. The most expensive additions would be a clear well with a million-gallon capacity, new pumps for the treatment plant and an additional flocculation basin. ***** ELSMORE — Two business buildings were destroyed here by a fire early this morning that threatened to spread to other buildings. Destroyed were a produce company owned by Bill Wilson, a restaurant owned by Virginia Krokstrom and a barber shop in an adjoining room owned by Dave Massey. Mayor James Nelson said defective wiring apparently set off the blaze. ***** The Iola Junior College will soon become a chartered member of the worldwide People-to-People program. Officers for this year are Bob Hawk, president, Larry Williams, vice president, Carol Lorance, secretary-treasurer, and Jacque Robinson, reporter. ***** Excavation started on the new motel which is to be erected on the west side of State Street between West and Jackson by Crossroads Motel, Inc. The structures

will augment the facilities now provided by the Whitehead Court which was purchased in 1962 by the firm which is headed by Marvin Boyer. ***** A fire which raged for nearly four hours before being subdued destroyed two major business buildings and damaged a third in LaHarpe last night. The Masonic Building, a large two-story brick structure, and the adjoining Morrison Grocery were wiped out. A third building which housed a laundry and contained living quarters occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Glen Morrison also was damaged. The Masonic Building was erected in 1904 and has been a landmark in LaHarpe. Its loss leaves a gaping hole in the town’s business section. ***** Joining the popular fad, eight Iola Junior College students attempted to walk 50 miles — from Iola to the home of Assistant Dean T. Clarence Brown’s Savonburg farm yesterday then walk back to Iola. Starting at 4 a.m. they reached Brown’s farm between 11:30 a.m. and noon — exhausted and with blisters. As he had promised, Brown provided them with a good noon meal. Participating in the walk were Tell Copening, Richard Boyd, Sanford Staley, Bob Hawk, Martin Tice, Jim Ashford, Mike Hurst and Larry Williams. After their meal, the young men all eagerly accepted a ride from Hurst’s dad and Brown back into Iola.

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So God Made a Farmer’s Wife By Shelia Luedke

God looked at the farmer He had made and said, “This is good, but he is going to need some help. His job is too big to do it alone.” So God took a sturdy rib from the farmer and created the farmer’s wife. God knew the farmer would need someone who would get up before daylight with him, make a homemade breakfast, pack a lunch for the farmer, get the kids up and ready for school and help with the chores. All of this being done before 7 a.m. So God made a farmer’s wife. God knew the woman would have to be tough and not complain, yet soft enough to nurse a baby, kiss away children’s scrapes and bruises, and care for animals. She had to be able to fix a meal with the things on hand without going to a store, know every substitution for each item in a recipe, and make everything from scratch. All of this occurring on a moment’s notice…when neighbors and friends just showed up unexpectedly at mealtime. So God made a farmer’s wife. God said she would have to be able to do many things at one time to fulfill her job. She would need to sew clothes,

milk a cow, make cupcakes for her children’s classroom, dress chickens, and teach 4-H classes in her “spare” time. God needed someone who was willing to move trucks in the field, rescue kittens out of the rain, and pitch in and help neighbors in need. So God made a farmer’s wife. God had to have someone with tough skin to withstand 100-degree temperatures for working in the garden and fields, and helping with chores when it was 10 degrees below zero. Makeup and hairstyles could not be a priority in too hot, too cold, and too windy environments. This one would put others and hard work ahead of herself. She had to be able to grow vegetables, freeze corn, and run a pressure cooker to can food for winter. So God made a farmer’s wife. God said this one would need to be as smart as an accountant to keep the farm books, and sharp as a Wall Street investor. She will daily know the price of soybean, corn and wheat and understand stock futures. She will constantly keep on top of weather changes and will know the weekly forecast. This woman will work long days and

still have the energy to help with kids’ homework at night. God needed someone who was resilient enough to endure droughts, floods, and crop failures, and never let the children know anything was wrong. So God made a farmer’s wife. God knew this one would withstand without many thanks, and would never retire at age 65 or any age for that matter. Hard work would keep her going strong, and she would be involved with her children and her children’s children. Her family and life on the farm is her inheritance. God said, “A capable, intelligent and virtuous woman is far more precious than jewels and her value is far above rubies or pearls. She comforts, encourages, and does him good as long as there is life within her.” So God made a farmer’s wife. Editor’s note: Shelia Fillmore Luedke, Madisonville, La., is formerly of Colony, graduating from Crest High School in 1978. Luedke said she wrote this poem on a take from a Super Bowl ad that featured the late Paul Harvey’s commentary, “God Made a Farmer.”

Is Kansas turnpike merger wise? It may make sense to merge the Kansas Turnpike Authority with the Kansas Department of Transportation, particularly if it really can save the state $15 million a year without degrading the quality of the turnpike. But lawmakers are understandably skeptical about those savings and about whether the real motive of the merger is to divert toll revenue to help cover state budget shortfalls. Gov. Sam Brownback proposed the merger during his State of the State address, saying the two highway departments were one of the clearest examples of duplication in state government. “It is time we realize the efficiencies to be gained by placing these two operations under the same umbrella,” he said. His budget projects those savings to be $30 million over the next two fiscal years, with that money transferred to the state general fund to be spent elsewhere. But it’s unclear where the savings are coming from. Brownback has noted how the KTA and KDOT both have salt storage facilities in Emporia. There also might be some efficiencies by combining work on snow removal or road design, though the same work still has to be done.

But does that really add up to $15 million a year in savings? KTA officials note that there is already a lot of cooperation between the two agencies, and a merger isn’t required to increase that. In fact, state law already requires cooperation. Lawmakers also question whether it makes sense to get rid

turnpike to the bureaucracy of a state agency, as opposed to the business model used by KTA, and diverts highway user fees generated through tolls to the state general fund.” That said, there also has been some criticism over the years about a lack of transparency at KTA. And cost never seems like

[The merger] would subject the turnpike to the bureaucracy of a state agency, as opposed to the business model used by KTA, and diverts highway user fees generated through tolls to the state general fund. — Tom Whitaker, Kansas Motor Carriers Association

of KTA, which uses no state tax money and has kept the turnpike in top condition since it opened in 1956. “We really need to be very careful with the changes that we make,” said Sen. Les Donovan, RWichita. The Kansas trucking industry, which accounts for 39 percent of turnpike revenues, also is concerned. Tom Whitaker, executive director of the Kansas Motor Carriers Association, wrote in a message to his membership that the change “would subject the

Imagine intruders storming Iola and raiding the Allen County Historical Society. Gen. Funston’s home is set ablaze. His statue, tumbled. Across the square the old jail museum is bombed. Down Madison Avenue, the Iola Public Library is burned. In a matter of minutes, much of the county’s history is lost. That’s pretty much what has happened in Mali from an invasion of Islamic extremists. Several thousands of years of relics have been destroyed under the pretense their preservation is idolatry of some sort. Anything but Islam is viewed as heretical. In 2001, the famous Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan were dynamited by the Taliban under similar pretenses. Buddhist monks from the 6th Century carved the statues into the side of cliffs. The carvings had elaborate, brightly colored frescoes and were a massive 175 feet tall, the largest in the world. Throughout the world, the carvings were viewed as treasures of a time gone by. Mali is a small, poor country where terrorists, criminals and religious extremists have tried to take power. The west African country is home to Timbuktu, an ancient city that’s a virtual treasure trove of historical relics. In anticipation of upheav-

much of an object for KTA, which has a sizable cash reserve. Combining KTA and KDOT might save significant money. But the administration needs to spell out those savings and show that they are real. If the merger really will save $15 million a year, and those savings won’t hurt the quality of the turnpike, then great. But if the savings are a lot lower, it doesn’t make sense to “fix” something that isn’t broken. — The Wichita Eagle


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H County terrible investment situation.” Commissioners discussed the pros and cons of making such an investment, particularly when the funds could be allocated only through a grant-application process with the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation (GKCCF). The GKCCF is a foundation recommended by the Kansas Health Institute to manage funds of different community foundations. County Counselor Alan Weber said when writing a grant from the fund, the commission would need written approval from the GKCCF. However, this is merely a step in the legal process and the funds would be directed however the commission desired. Commissioner Dick Works said the issue is a complicated one, and it was important to hold a public forum before taxpayer dollars were given to the foundation. “It is a very confusing issue, because we have never been formally approached,” Works said. SAFE BASE director An-

gela Henry said the county granting funds to the foundation would be much like “planting a seed.” The funds could be used to help the foundation grow to help Allen County — which Michael said was the overall goal. “We are accountable first and foremost to the people of Allen County,” Michael said. In addition, Gilpin said the pledge from the commission would prove to be a good example for future investors. “It’s hard to ask private investors to pony up if the county commission is wondering if it is a good deal,” Gilpin said. Michael said in a formal statement the foundation’s goal is to “encourage philanthropy, and assist donors in building a lasting source of charitable assets to serve the

needs and the quality of life for the present and future residents of Allen County.” In other words, the foundation’s heart beats on funds from private investors. The meeting adjourned with no decision made by the commission. Commissioner Tom Williams said he was “a little bit more comfortable” with the information, and Works said he “would anticipate the issue being passed.”

It is hard to ask private investors to pony up if the county commission is wondering if it is a good deal. — Jim Gilpin, banker

don’t have to have exercised on a regular basis to join,” Damaris Kunkler, Thrive program director said. The group will start off slow. The first three Saturdays participants will stretch, walk and learn healthy ways to get fit for a 5K. For the following 10 Saturdays people will meet in front of the Iola Post Office, the beginning of the Mad Bomber race, and slowly build up stamina. Ford said there are 16,404 feet in a 5K, which runners will divide into 10 Saturdays and every Saturday

that his father wrote for him. Also in the quartet is a native Puerto Rican. The mix of cultures helps bring expansion to their repertoire, Gavilan said.

ing humor into the performance. While on stage they talk and interact with the audience, which is unique in their field. Gavilan said a lot of performers will talk on stage but they give facts and a history of the music and composer. The quartet does that as well but they will also laugh and interact with the audience. When they play classical music they stay “faithful to the page.” Where they mix things up is with their original music. Gavilan, who is a native of Havana, Cuba, brings a conga to the repertoire

“ What makes it pretentious is the delivery of it and that’s not the point at all. The amazing composers would push audiences’ hearts and entertain them.

— Violinist Ilmar Gavilan

IN THE quartet’s sev-

en-year lifespan it has witnessed a substantial amount of success. In 2009 the quartet played for President Barack Obama and the first lady. They have played all over the world and have played with jazz great Chick Corea. The quartet recently recorded an album with Corea and Gary Burton, titled “Hot House.” The album is up for three Gram-

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mys. If the album wins a Grammy, it will be the quartet’s first. The quartet will be performing at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center Friday and the Grammys are on Sunday. Gavilan said for the next few days they will be on the edge of their seats. The performance will be in the Creitz Recital Hall at 7 p.m. and is free to the

public. For more information contact the Bowlus at 3654765 or visit the Harlem Quartet’s website at www. harlemquartet.com or visit their Facebook page www.facebook.com/harlemquartet. Gavilan said they enjoy hearing feedback on their Facebook page and are pretty good at responding to people.

An hour later, they held up their end of the bargain, passing with a unanimous decision to complete the $100,000 pledge to the foundation. In other news, the commission passed a motion to take over management responsibilities of three spur roads — 224, 202 and 203 — from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Public Works Director Bill King said KDOT is offering $200,000 per mile initially for the county to take maintenance responsibilities. He recommended the council accept the incentive, because he was unsure whether it would be on the table in the future. The spurs, to the east of Humboldt and outside of Moran between Elsmore and Savonburg, account for around 2.5 miles of roadway. The incentive would then provide $500,000 to the county, approximately. Commissioner Works said it is best to take the deal while it’s offered. He said it is bound to happen with or without an incentive.

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they will run 1,640 until they have run a full 5K at the end of the program. The runners will following the Mad Bomber route. Joining is free and each participant will receive a folder with information including maps of the run so if they can’t make a Saturday or if they want to start walking or running it more than once a week they can. T-shirts can be purchased for $5. Registration begins today and can be done at the Thrive office on 2 E. Jackson Ave. For more information contact Thrive at 365-8128.

Iola Forensics team competes

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Iola High School forensics team members competing in Neodesha Jan. 25 and 26 were, front from left, Alanna Knavel, Caitie Venter, Olivia Bannister, Katie Terhune, Madison Luken, Paiton Combs, Danielle Venter, Michael Wilson, Jason Tidd and Chanel Coyne; second row from left, Dillon Ivy, Justice Boll, Zach St. Clair, Aaron Barclay, Elijah Grover, Justin Baker, Drew Smith, Katie Thompson, Jordan Garcia and Trilby Bannister; third from left, Johnny Adams, Maggie Terhune and Brittany Porter.

Results:

Oral Interpretation of Prose Drew Smith – 2nd (Qualify for State) Katie Thompson – 4th Oral Interpretation of Poetry

Caitie Venter – 5th Humorous Solo Acting Olivia Bannister – 5th  Duet Acting Jordan Garcia and Danielle Venter – 2nd (Qualify for State)

Chanel Coyne and Paiton True – 4th Informative Speaking Katie Terhune – 5th Michael Wilson – 6th  Extemporaneous Speaking

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Sen. Pat Apple, a Louisburg Republican and member of the committee, asked for interpretation from legislative staff regarding the bill’s language and how it syncs with what the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled on campaign finance laws as it relates to limiting free speech. Similar legislation cleared the House in 2011 but died in the Senate. The

bill is more likely to succeed this year with conservative Republicans who back the measure now in control of both chambers. Gov. Sam Brownback is a GOP conservative, making it likely the measure will become law later this year if it reaches his desk. The Kansas effort follows measures in other states, such as Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan, which have passed measures to limit the collective bargaining rights

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The former director of the Kansas African American Museum in Wichita has returned to the job. The museum announced Tuesday that Mark McCormick returned to lead the museum, beginning this week. He replaces Prisca Barnes, who resigned Dec. 27. The Wichita Eagle reports McCormick was director at the museum for about eight months in 2009 before being replaced by Barnes. McCormick is a former columnist at The Eagle and past communications director at the Kansas Leadership Center.


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Red Devil school records fall at MSSU JOPLIN — A trio of school records went down Friday as Allen Community College’s indoor track team roared at the Missouri Southern State University Invitational Friday and Saturday. On the women’s side, Terika Henry has the new school mark in the 200-meter dash, winning the event in 25.56 seconds. She defeated athletes from area two- and four-year schools in the process. Elsewhere, Gabriella Ruiz took home a school record with her fifth-place finish in the 3000-meter run. She finished the race in 10 minutes, 30 seconds. Both qualified for the National Indoor Track and Field Championships March 1-2 in Lubbock, Texas. Also qualifying among the Allen women was Danae McGee in the 3000 meters with a time of 10:50.41, which earned her eighth at MSSU. ON THE men’s side, Dakota Parker has the ACC record in the 1-mile run. He took fifth overall with a time of 4:23.63. “What’s great about this per-

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At left, from left, Allen Community College’s Kyle Schauvlige, Brock Artis and Patrick Rachford race at last weekend’s MSSU Invitational in Joplin. Above is ACC’s Gabriella Ruiz.

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Wildcat girls lose in double OT By RICHARD LUKEN richard@iolaregister.com

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Marmaton Valley High’s Mackenzie Tynon, foreground, battles with Northeast High’s Jaycie Polhlopek for a loose ball Tuesday. Both freshmen scored 19 points to lead their respective teams as Northeast won a thriller, 52-48, in double overtime.

MORAN — On a night filled with several clutch plays by both teams, a pair of freshmen stood above everybody else Tuesday. Marmaton Valley High’s Mackenzie Tynon and Northeast High’s Jaycie Polhlopek took turns delivering basket after basket as their schools battled into double overtime. Polhlopek delivered the first round of heroics with a buzzerbeating 3-pointer to tie the score at 33-33 at the end of regulation. Tynon then stepped to the free throw line to calmly swish two attempts to tie the score at 42-42 at the end of the first overtime. The Vikings were able to convert enough offensive opportunities from there, while Marmaton Valley’s shots stopped falling. Northeast built on its lead at the free throw line in the second overtime, hitting 7 of 10 at one stretch, in a 52-48 win. The loss drops Marmaton Valley to 5-11 overall and 2-5 in Three Rivers League standings. Wildcat coach Kent Houk pointed to missed chances as Marmaton Valley’s downfall. “We missed too many free See MV GIRLS | Page B4

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Marmaton Valley High’s Carlos Gonzales (32) puts up a tiebreaking field goal in the Wildcats’ 42-40 win over Northeast Tuesday.

MV wins ‘ugly’ thriller By RICHARD LUKEN richard@iolaregister.com

MORAN — It was hardly a masterpiece, unless you’re a fan of in-your-face, pressure defense. In that case, Marmaton Valley High’s boys delivered Tuesday evening. The Wildcats overcame a 13-point, second half deficit by limiting visiting Northeast High to only a pair of field goals over the game’s final 13 minutes. The defense sparked an 18-4 run, capped by Carlos Gonzales’ basket with 9 seconds left in regulation to give Marmaton Valley a 42-40 lead. The Wildcats finished the game in much the same manner,

preventing Northeast from getting a shot off as time ran out. Wildcat coach Tim Stinnett didn’t mince words after his team emerged with the twopoint victory: “It was ugly, ugly.” But still, he praised his team’s defensive intensity in the second half. When they weren’t forcing turnovers — the Widcats racked up 11 steals in the game — Marmaton Valley successfully harassed Northeast’s players to force up hurried shots, especially down the stretch. Those misfires led to several fast break opportunities for the Wildcats in the second half. See WILDCATS | Page B2

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Breanna Kline (2) drives against Neodesha defender Sicily Anderes (14), while Lakota Wilson (25) and Delaney Umholtz (41) follow in hot pursuit. The Lady Cubs won the contest 41-34 Tuesday.

Lady Cubs pick up league victory By STEVEN SCHWARTZ steven@iolaregister.com

HUMBOLDT — It took the Humboldt girls a while to get the gears in motion, but once they got in the game, they were hard to stop. The Lady Cubs came out victorious 41-34 in a close match

against the Neodesha Blue Streaks Tuesday night at home. It was their first Tri-Valley League win in four years. “The girls played well for the entire game,” head coach Sherri Nelson said. “When it boiled down to it, we wanted it more.” It took until the second half to

prove they wanted it. Scoring started close between the two teams. The Blue Streaks came out with a 4-0 run over the Cubs, before Lakota Wilson took the matter of scoring into her own hands. She had seven of the See LADY CUBS | Page B2


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Olpe downs Crest Humboldt boys stay unbeaten OLPE — For a team as accustomed to success as Crest High’s boys are, head coach Travis Hermreck isn’t much into moral victories, especially after his team lost its second game in a row Tuesday, the first such occurrence in the 2012-13 season. But the 44-41 loss at Olpe left Hermreck encouraged. “We played well enough to win for about 30 minutes,” Hermreck said. “Unfortunately, games are 32 minutes long. The guys did everything we asked of them. We just had a few breakdowns at the end.” Crest (11-4) led Olpe 2523 at halftime and 35-33 after three quarters before the Eagles closed the game with a 13-6 fourthquarter spurt to claim the win. Kyle Hammond poured

in 19 points to lead the Lancers, followed by Jordan Morton and Jesse Boone with eight apiece. Brandon Baumgardner scored 17 points and Chance Stout 15 to lead the Eagles. Despite the loss, “it was good to see our boys play like themselves again,” Hermreck said. Meanwhile, Crest’s girls had a rough night at Olpe, dropping an 89-11 decision. Crest resumes Three Rivers League play Friday at Oswego. Crest (13-12-10-6—41) Olpe (10-13-10-13—46) Crest (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Boone 4-0-3-8, Green 0/1-0-3-3, Stephens 0-0-2-0, Morton 0/2-22-8, Hammond 7-5-3-19, Ellis 0/10-1-3. TOTALS: 11/4-7-14-41. Olpe (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Stout 6-3-1-15, T. Smith 0-2-0-2, Krueger 2-2-1-6, Baumgardner 3/3-2-2-17, Redeker 1-2-4-4. TOTALS: 13/3-11-8-44.

Eureka tops YC boys EUREKA — Eureka High’s blazing start to both halves did in Yates Center High’s boys Tuesday. The Tornadoes opened the contest with a 25-9 run and followed suit with a 19-12 spurt to start the third quarter. The flurries were enough for Eureka to emerge with a 70-52 win. Yates Center didn’t go quietly, even though the Wildcats trailed 35-18 at halftime and 54-30 after three periods. The Wildcats closed the game with a 22-16 run. Caleb DeNoon scored a game-high 21 points for Yates Center before foul-

ing out. Cameron Brown followed with 10. Logan Hayes scored 14 to pace Eureka, followed by Dalton Lyon with 12, Dalton Pitko with 11 and Braden Larcom with 10. Yates Center hosts Caney Valley Friday.

Yates Center (9-9-12-22—52) Eureka (25-10-19-16—70) Yates Center (FG/3pt-FT-FTP): Chism 0/2-0-2-6, DeNoon 3/4-3-5-21, Brown 4-2-3-10, McNett 3-0-2-6, Dice 0-0-3-0, Rossillon 0/1-1-3-4, Arnold 1/1-0-0-5. TOTALS: 11/8-6-18-52. Eureka (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Ebberts 1-0-2-2, Pitko 3/1-2-011, Whittaker 1-0-2-2, Larcomb 2/1-3-1-10, Hayes 4/2-0-3-14, Nelson 2-2-1-6, Lyon 4/1-1-1-12, Wolfsbauer 1-0-0-2, Parmes 0-02-0, Moots 4-1-2-9, Knox 1-0-0-2. TOTALS: 23/5-9-14-70.

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“Our defense is our best offense,” Stinnett said. “When we play defense like that, we can score.” Northeast led 36-23 with 5 minutes left in the third quarter, when Marmaton Valley ended the period on a 7-0 run, coming on a basket by Cole Becker, a 3-pointer by Ryan Smith and a Gonzales bucket with 1:46 remaining in the period. Both teams scuffled on offense to start the fourth period. Northeast’s Dennis Hensley ended the drought with a basket to extend the Viking lead to 38-30. Smith responded in short order for the Wildcats with a driving layup, followed with a Chance Stevenson 3-pointer at the 4:1 mark to cut the deficit to three. Levi Ramsey pulled Marmaton Valley to within 3837 on a steal and two free throws with 2 1/2 minutes

left. Lucas Hamlin then hauled in perhaps the most pivotal offensive rebound of the night on Marmaton Valley’s next possession, when he grabbed a missed free throw by Stevenson. His outback put Marmaton Valley on top 39-38, the Wildcats’ first lead since a 2-0 advantage to start the game. Stevenson added a free throw with 1:20 left before the Vikings’ Noah Popejoy put back his own miss with a minute remaining to tie the score at 40-40. A Wildcat timeout with 25 seconds left set up the final possession. Becker got loose in the lane, and when Northeast’s defense converged, passed the ball to Gonzales for the driving baseline layup. The Wildcats kept their press engaged, forcing a Northeast timeout with 5

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HUMBOLDT — According to head coach David Taylor, it wasn’t pretty for the Humboldt Cubs Tuesday night against Neodesha, but it still put another one in the win column. The Cubs won 49-44 over the Blue Streaks — a hardfought game from the start. “Neodesha did play well, I’ll give them credit,” Taylor said. “We were not very coachable tonight, we had some of our own agendas for the first time this season.” Those agendas may have worked well in the first quarter, but not for long. The Cubs started off the contest with a strong nine-point run on Neodesha. Hunter Murrow, Trey Johnson and Noah Thornbrugh had quick fast-break points to edge the early lead. The Blue Streaks’ Justice Baird hit the first field goal of the game, a three pointer with just over three minutes in the quarter. Baird and Tycen Hanna hit two more to put the score at 15-6 going into the second quarter. That is when things began to heat up, for the Blue Streaks at least. Neodesha outscored the

Cubs 11-5 in the quarter, and began hitting from beyond the paint. Caleb Vanatta hit the Cubs’ first field goal of the quarter with four minutes remaining in the half, followed by a bucket from McNutt. The halftime score had Humboldt barely clinching to the lead, 20-17. Things began to turn around for the home team in the third quarter. A strong run for Murrow put the Cubs well ahead. He had three field goals in a row from the high post. McNutt hit a 2-pointer with 40 seconds left in the third to put Humboldt up 37-26. The Blue Streaks’ Baird hit a two to bring them within seven before the fourth. Neodesha wasn’t ready to roll over and die. Baird and John Garcia each hit for the Blue Streaks, followed by a 3-pointer from Kyle Johnson to bring them within five points of the Cubs. It seemed to be too little too late, however, as Noah Thornbrugh hit some key shots to put the lead out of reach for Neodesha. Thornbrugh led in scoring for the Cubs with 12 points. McNutt and Murrow each had 11, followed by Nathan Whitcomb with nine.

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Nathan Whitcomb (11) rises for a 2-pointer against Neodesha defenders, while Blake Crawford (23) prepares for a rebound. The Cubs won 49-44 over the Blue Streaks. Taylor said he didn’t have many positive thoughts about the game, despite the win. “We were careless with the ball, and didn’t value our possessions,” Taylor said. “And for the first time, I felt like we weren’t playing unselfish basketball.” The Cubs have a chance to prove their coach wrong

on Friday in Fredonia, versus the Yellow Jackets.

ter, the Cubs began to show a spark of life. Wilson hit a 3-pointer, followed by a quick steal and layup by Breanna Kline. Strack had another steal/layup combination shortly after. Sheri Middleton hit a 2-pointer from the paint with a rebound, tying the game for the first time at the buzzer going into the fourth quarter, 25-25. The Blue Streaks jumped ahead early in the fourth, with some key free throws from Megan Littau. Kline hit a three to tie the game once again at 30. Cheyenne English went to the line and hit both of her free throws to give the Cubs a two-point lead for the first time in the game with 5:28 on the clock. They would keep that lead for the remainder of the game. Despite English fouling out with just under four minutes in the contest, Neodesha didn’t have enough to get back in the contest. Nelson said her team played well for the en-

tire contest, but everyone still needs to learn their strengths. “Everyone has to learn their role,” Nelson said. Wilson had a, impressive performance on the evening, leading with 20 points overall. Kline followed with seven and Middleton contributed four. Nelson said it was important the girls had a chance to have fun and come out victorious — something that hadn’t happened in a long time in league play. “The most important thing was to see their pretty smiles,” Nelson said. The Lady Cubs go to Fredonia on Friday.

Neodesha (6-11-9-18—44) Humboldt (15-5-19-10—49) Neodesha (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Baird 4/2-2-4-16, Hanna 5-0-1-10, Hawkins 0-0-2-0, Garcia 6-0-2-12, Kitch 0-0-3-0, Johnson 1/1-0-2-5. TOTALS: 16/3-3-14-44. Humboldt (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): McNutt 5-1-1-11, Murrow 5-1-2-11, Whitcomb 2-5-1-9, Crawford 1-00-2, Johnson 2-0-2-4, Thornbrugh 5-2-2-12. TOTALS: 20-9-8-49.

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Cubs’ nine points in the first quarter, including a 3-pointer with just under three minutes left. The beginning of the second quarter had Humboldt down 10-9. Both teams had trouble hitting from the field. Neodesha’s Kaiti Johnson had the first field goal at the five-minute mark. The

seconds left and the ball at mid-court. The Vikings passed the ball around the perimeter. A deflection sent the ball rolling along the floor as the buzzer sounded. The game was nip-andtuck throughout the first half. Northeast led 8-2 early, the largest advantage either team could muster before intermission. The Vikings led 24-20 at the break, then opened the third quarter with a barrage of outside jumpers, keying a 12-3 run to lead 36-23. “Our guys have been in that position before,” Stinnett said. “The key was we kept our poise and didn’t panic.” Stevenson led the Wildcats with 10 points, followed by Becker with eight and Smith with seven. Becker also had nine rebounds and four assists. Stevenson chipped in with four steals and three assists. Hamlin

Cubs’ only four points in the second quarter came entirely from free throws made by Wilson and Whitney Strack. It was an aggressive defensive battle as well — there were 22 combined fouls for both teams in the first half. The Blue Streaks ended the half on top, 16-13. With just under five minutes left in the third quar-

added four steals. Popejoy and Antonio Slingluff scored 10 apiece to pace Northeast. The Wildcat junior varsity also came out on top in a nail-biter, 46-45. Michael Genn scored 13 points, followed by Brady Newman with nine, Austin Deer, Austin Pinkerton and Trent Johnson with six each, Sage Hall with four, Gage Adams with two and Keagan Boyd with one. Marmaton Valley hosts Southern Coffey County Friday.

Northeast (9-15-12-4—40) MV (8-12-10-12—42) Northeast (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Hensley 1/2-1-2-9, Chandler 0/10-1-3, Slingluff 2/2-0-1-10, Baker 0-0-2-0, Mills 2-1-5-5, Popejoy 5-01-10, Wilson 0/1-0-1-3. TOTALS: 10/6-2-16-40. MV (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Smith 2/1-0-3-7, Stevenson 0/3-1-2-10, Becker 3-2-3-8, Gonzales 3-0-3-6, Newman 0-1-0-1, Ramsey 0-2-0-2, Hamlin 3-0-2-6, Smart 0-2-0-2. TOTALS: 11/4-8-13-42.

Neodesha (10-6-9-9—34) Humboldt (9-4-12-16—41) Neodesha (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Dean 1-0-2-2, Johnson 3-1-3-7, Gutschenritter 2-1-5-5, Anderes 1-1-4-3, Noss 0-0-3-0, Lamendola 0-0-1-0, Littau 3-10-3-16. TOTALS: 10-14-18-34. Humboldt (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Kline 1/1-2-4-7, Middleton 2-0-3-4, Riebel 0-1-1-1, Hudlin 0-0-2-0, English 0-2-5-2, Strack 1-1-0-3, Wilson 2/3-7-3-20, Menzie 0-2-3-2, Umholtz 0-2-0-2. TOTALS: 6/4-17-21-41.

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formance is that he isn’t training for this particular event,” Red Devil coach Vince DeGrado said. “We’re working him toward the 3K/5K double at nationals. So for him to come in and break a school record and post that mark indoors is pretty impressive.” DeGrado also lauded the efforts of Allen’s distance runners, many of whom ran both the 5000- and 3000-meter races. “That’s a testament of how hard they work, and the amount of miles they put in,” DeGrado said. “It’s extremely difficult to do a 5k, then turn around and run a 3k. I’m very proud of that group. “They’ll be even better in two weeks, when they get to focus on one race at the region and conference meet.” “THIS COMPETITION was perfect for what we were trying to accomplish,” DeGrado said. “In some events, we’ll have more confidence at

the region meet.” Allen is taking a select group of athletes to run at the Iowa State Classic Friday, where they will compete against primarily Division I teams. “We are geared up for a final push toward our season goal of staking a claim to the conference and region championships,” DeGrado said. “This week’s meet will be just about running as fast as possible.” Allen’s full results follow: Men Long jump 6. Jethro St. Hubert, 6.62 meters 200-meter dash 16. Jethro St. Hubert, 22.60 seconds 26. Kelvin Gant, 22.80 28. Jordan Fountain, 23.00 3000-meter run 14. Brock Artis, 9:09.33 15. Patrick Rachford, 9:09.72 17. Jacob Spence, 9:11.74 20. Garrett Colglazier, 9:13.15 21. Tucker Morgan, 9:16.14 23. Gerald Christian, 9:26.80 24. Kyle Schauvliege, 9:29.68 60-meter dash Rodrick Simmons, 7.10 seconds (DNQ for finals) Michael Burns, 7.21 (DNQ)

60-meter hurdles Bruce Barclay (DNF) 1-mile run 5. Dakota Parker, 4:23.63 — SR 15. Josh Whittaker, 4:34.88 400-meter dash 4. Kyle Smith, 51.88. 16. Simmons, 53.06 26. Gant, 54.35 800-meter run 38. Jordan Caudill, 2:08.90 5000-meter run 5. Colglazier, 15:53.09 6. Ryan Pulsifer, 15:53.52 12. Schauvliege, 16:05.16 16. Kevin White, 16:20.12 20. Rachford, 16:34.21 23. Gerald Christian, 17:05.27 27. Mark Emerson, 18:11.70 Women 200-meter dash 1. Terika Henry, 25.56 seconds — SR 3000-meter run 5. Gabriella Ruiz, 10:30.00 — SR 8. Danae McGee, 10:50.41 19. Kim Boyle, 11:36.32 22. Debra Kime, 11:43.32 60-meter dash 10. Henry,7.94 seconds 1-mile run 22. Mahalia Soap, 6:19.97 (SR-school record)

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Nation’s roads in disrepair US keeps building new highways while letting old ones crumble By CURTIS TATE and GREG GORDON

McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — Oilrich Texas has built more highways and bridges than any other state, but over the next two decades it will fall $170 billion short of what it needs to keep the sprawling network in good repair. In California, transportation officials estimate that 60 percent of the state’s roads and a quarter of its bridges need to be repaired or replaced, at a projected cost of $70 billion over a decade, some $52 billion more than the available funds. North Carolina anticipates that it will fall short of keeping its highways in current condition by $22 billion over the next 30 years, and would need more than twice that amount to improve them. America’s highway system, once a symbol of freedom and mobility envied the world over, is crumbling physically and financially, the potentially disastrous consequence of a politically driven road-building binge. President Barack Obama, state transportation officials, civil engineers, road builders and business groups all say that the country needs to invest trillions of dollars in its infrastructure, yet there’s little consensus on how to finance it or what the most pressing needs are. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the country needs $14 billion in additional federal funds each year just to maintain highways and $50 billion more to improve them. There’s no single cause of the financial squeeze, and federal data reveal only part of it. Some states have raised their own gasoline taxes to pay for highway construction and maintenance and to depend less on federal funding. Others haven’t changed their gas taxes in years and rely on federal money to make up for it. But federal government analysts, taxpayer advocates and transportation experts have warned for at least a decade that many states were spending too much on building highways and too little on fixing them, and that their maintenance costs would skyrocket if they didn’t change course. “We’ve engaged in a dan-

gerous game of deferred maintenance,” said Brian Taylor, a professor of urban planning and the director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Five years after an interstate highway bridge collapsed in Minnesota, killing 13 people and injuring 145, the country still has a bridge repair backlog of $65 billion, according to the Federal Highway Administration. At a time when Congress is proposing significant budget cuts and tax increases have little support, states are canceling or scaling back highway projects. They’re looking for private partners to help finance construction, and still coming up short. Motorists are discovering that the roads they thought were free are anything but. Over the past four months, McClatchy Newspapers traced the extent and causes of yet another financial crisis that’s de-

veloped below the radar of most Americans. A review of government reports, an analysis of thousands of state and federal campaign donations, and interviews with dozens of current and former elected officials, watchdogs and transportation officials showed that there were a lot of hands on the wheel as the system veered off course. For example: —The oldest parts of the interstate highway system have reached the end of their life cycle, including thousands of bridges dating to the 1960s, a potential threat to public safety and commerce demonstrated by the Minnesota bridge collapse. —The federal gasoline tax no longer covers the country’s annual highway spending, but few leaders in Washington are willing to take on the political risk of increasing it, which forces states to borrow more money, raise tolls or ask their residents to approve new taxes.

—Despite a ban on members of Congress “earmarking,” or skimming money for pet projects back home, lawmakers and the special interests that bankroll their campaigns still exert outsized influence on where federal highway funding goes. —The Department of Transportation long ago ceded control over most highway decision-making to the states without welldefined national transportation goals, leaving a large portion of federal money up for grabs for those with the most clout. Like the Roman Empire, “civilizations fall because they don’t maintain their infrastructure,” said David Burwell, the director of the climate and energy program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. “Everybody likes to build things, but nobody likes to maintain them,” he said. “We paid for them once. Why should we pay for them again?”

States turn to toll booths to fund repairs It’s been 20 years since Congress raised the gasoline tax. The 18.4-cents-agallon tax has lost a third of its buying power to inflation and rising construction costs. The tax feeds the federal Highway Trust Fund, which long has paid for a portion of highway construction and repairs in all 50 states. The fund used to carry a surplus, but lawmakers have bailed it out since 2008 by tapping the Treasury for $50 billion. “That can’t continue indefinitely,” said John Horsley, who retired in January as the executive director of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. “Congress is going to have to find a way to restore funding.” Simply increasing the gas tax may not be the best option. Americans have been driving less since 2007, partly because of the recession and higher gas prices and partly because of a generational shift away from car ownership. Rising fuel economy in cars and trucks

also has contributed to the decline in gas tax revenues. Horsley proposed replacing the per-gallon gasoline tax with a percentage-based sales tax. Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., the chairwoman of the Senate committee that drafts transportation legislation, said she’d consider the idea along with other alternatives, including a carbon tax and a tax based on the number of miles people drive. Congressional gridlock has left the states to find other sources of revenue, with mixed success. States have taken on more debt, and some have about as much as they can support. According to Federal Highway Administration data, all states carried a combined $56 billion in road bond debt at the end of 1995, in current dollars. By 2010, they owed $154 billion. State and local governments have asked voters to approve sales-tax increases, and about two-thirds of such measures pass. States also have turned to the private sector for infrastructure money, an arrangement that’s common in

countries around the globe. Indiana and Illinois leased toll roads in exchange for money they used to bankroll highway projects. Virginia and California have sought private partners to build bridges and highways. Most of the interstate highway system has been free of tolls for its 57-year history, but that might end as states face the challenge of rebuilding the aging roads. Missouri, North Carolina and Virginia are planning to add tolls to portions of major interstate highways to pay for repairs. Other states, such as Florida and Texas, have been building their own toll roads for years. But tolls are unpopular with the public. The trucking industry opposes them, and truckers will go miles out of their way to avoid them. “Every time you have a free good, people don’t want to pay for it,” said John Fischer, a transportation consultant who worked on federal policy for three decades at the Congressional Research Service.

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Traffic backs up in 2011 on U.S. 501 heading into Myrtle Beach, S.C. Business leaders in Myrtle Beach tried every tactic they could to win $1.3 billion in funding for Interstate 73, a six-lane gateway to their seaside getaway. In the end, I-73 couldn’t get enough financing from the state or the federal government or even solid backing from the state transportation department.


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throws, and we ‘toiletbowled’ a couple of shots,” Houk said, in which the ball swirled around the rim only to fall out. The missed chances allowed Northeast to twice make up five-point deficits down the stretch. Marmaton Valley led 33-28 when Polhlopek scored from inside to close the gap to 33-30 with 1:28 left in regulation. The Wildcats came up empty on its next two possessions, the first on a travel, the second on a steal by the Vikings, setting up Polhlopek’s tying trey to end the regular session. Tynon responded by converting a traditional 3-point play to start the overtime scoring, followed by a layup from Kaitlin Ensminger to push the Wildcats ahead 38-33. Again, the Vikings battled back. Morgan Maransani drained two free throws, leading to another Polhlopek trey to tie the score. A Wildcat turnover led to a basket by Gretchen Mills. A Viking steal and a Polhlopek layup capped a 9-0 run with 44 seconds left in overtime. Kacie Shadden replied

She hit 1 of 2 free throws to seal the win. Tynon and Polhlopek each scored 19 points to lead their respective teams. “Mackenzie played big,” Houk said. “She hit some shots and did a good job of boxing out. She did a lot of things well tonight.” Kacie Shadden followed with 11 for Marmaton Valley. Ensminger, Cavender, Kailey Boyd and Meiwes scored four points each. Northeast trailed 6-2 early on before closing the first half with a 12-2 run to lead 14-8. Marmaton Valley clawed back to within 2019 at halftime, and pulled ahead 25-24 after three quarters. Both teams struggled from the line. Marmaton Valley hit 14 of 24 free throws; Northeast hit 13 of 29. The Wildcats host Southern Coffey County Friday.

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for Marmaton Valley with a basket, then Northeast’s Kaylee Bogina missed the front end of a 1-and-1, with 2.6 seconds left on the clock. Tynon was fouled on the rebound, and hit both charities to tie the score. A Mills jumper to start the second overtime gave the Vikings the lead for good. The lead grew to 45-42 before Emily Meiwes scored on an outback for the Wildcats with 1:25 left. Northeast went 1 of 4 from the line, leaving the door open a crack, but Marmaton Valley could not respond. The Vikings led 48-44 when Tynon drained a pair of free throws for the Wildcats. Marmaton Valley’s MaRiyah Cavender was whistled for an intentional foul on Northeast’s subsequent possession with 32 seconds left, and Bogina hit 3 of 4 charities to push the lead to 51-46. Meiwes went 2 for 2 from the line, then the Wildcats narrowly missed regaining possession with a chance to tie with about 14 seconds left, but Cavender was whistled for a foul, negating a potential traveling call on Mills.

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nursing homes. Their care is at least 10 times more than the $240 per person, per month that pregnant women and children cost. And the costs have been escalating for the $2.9 billion Medicaid program. So Kansas is in the midst of huge changes. ON JAN. 1, the state began enrolling nearly all of its Medicaid population — including its most expensive patients — into a managed care program called KanCare. This effort is unrelated to the federal health law’s Medicaid coverage expansion, on which Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has yet to take a position. Meanwhile, as the transition proceeds, many policy analysts are watching to see if the state has done enough to meet the goal of controlling costs while ensuring that these vulnerable patients receive quality health care. Overhauling the program, which currently has about 380,000 enrollees, has been a longtime priority for Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. “Even before I was in office, I was talking about the needs that we had in Medicaid, and to get Medicaid better organized, to serve the current constituency that gets Medicaid services — the same numbers at least or more, and to serve with better quality of service,” he said. Until now, senior citizens who can’t afford nursing home care and people with disabilities have been in the traditional, fee-forservice program in Kansas, even though mothers and children who qualify for Medicaid have been in a managed care program. But this year, the state began paying a fixed rate for everyone in the program to three major managed care organizations — Minnesota-based United Healthcare, the nation’s largest insurance com-

pany; Amerigroup, which was recently acquired by WellPoint (the insurer of more than 36 million people nationwide); and St. Louis-based Centene, the smallest of the three companies managing Medicaid contracts in Kansas, where it operates as the Sunflower State Health Plan. The state will pay the companies a little more than $500 per patient, per month — about $1 billion per company. The Brownback administration’s KanCare point person, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, said: “When we originally started looking at this, we estimated we would save about $830 million. We’ve contracted for savings of at least a billion dollars … over the next five years.” That doesn’t mean that Medicaid costs will go down. It just means they won’t go up as much as they would have under the old system. Colyer, who is also a physician, added that for the companies to make money they’ll have to make Medicaid more efficient and keep the Medicaid recipients as healthy as possible: “The goal is to get them better care, so instead of ending up at the hospital six times in a year, you actually have a care coordinator for integrated care, so that maybe they’re only in the hospital three or four times.” The managed care companies also have promised to add some services not previously available under Medicaid, Colyer said. “Through the power of competition, we [are] now able to add a basic dental benefit that didn’t exist before. We start providing for bariatric services for obesity care. And remember those people that couldn’t get a heart transplant? Well, now we at least are going to have the opportunity to do that.” But KanCare’s potential to control costs is by no means a sure thing.

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Car overheats while waiting at drive-thrus Dear Tom and Ray: I have two things: a son who is a shade-tree mechanic and does a good business out of his backyard, and a 2003 Honda Civic that keeps overheating. The car runs fine and never overheats — unless I am in the drive-thru line at fast-food restaurants! Even when I turn off the air conditioner, the needle continues to rise up to the HOT level. My son checked it out and found the radiator cap to be leaking, then replaced it and thought that solved the problem. He ruled out the fan, as it was running the entire time he left the car running. However, the next time I was in the drive-thru, the needle started rising — again! It didn’t get as high as it had before the new cap,

but nevertheless, it was on the way up. Once I get back out on the road, the needle slowly drops back to normal. What could be the cause of this? When my son checked it out, he drove it and let it idle for an hour, and it never heated up for him! I threatened to take him with me next time I went to a drivethru, so he could see what I am talking about, because I know he doesn’t believe me! — Marlene Ray: There may be nothing wrong with the car, Marlene. The question is: How far did it go? Tom: Right. After you drive the car, particularly on the highway or at higher speeds, when you come to a stop, the engine WILL get hotter temporarily. There’s

Public notice (First published in The Iola Register, January 23, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL COURT DEPARTMENT BENEFICIAL FINANCIAL I, INC. successor by merger to Beneficial Kansas, Inc., Plaintiff v. Case No. 2012CV60 Court No. K.S.A. Chapter 60 TITLE TO REAL ESTATE INVOLVED BRADLEY ALLEN VINK AKA BRADLEY A. VINK AND ROBERTA M. VINK, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me out of the said District Court in the above-entitled action, I will on Wednesday, the 13th day of February, 2013 at 10:00 am of said date at the front door of the Courthouse in Allen County, Kansas, in the City of Iola, Kansas, offer at public sale and sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in hand, the following described real property, to-wit: The following described real estate in the County of Allen and the State of Kansas, to-wit: All of Lots Five (5) and Six (6) in Block One Hundred Twelve (112) of the Original Plat to the City of Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, according to the original plat now recorded in the Deed Records of Allen County, Kansas. which is more accurately described as: All of Lots Five (5) and Six (6) in Block One Hundred Twelve (112) of the Original Plat to the City of Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, according to the original plat now recorded in the Deed Records of Allen County, Kansas. Commonly known and numbered as 603 S. 13th Street, Humboldt, KS 66748. The above-described real estate

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Tom and Ray Magliozzi a lot less air being pushed through the radiator when you’re stopped, so the engine heats up some before it cools back down. Ray: So if the needle simply went up to the red mark, and soon came down, there may be nothing wrong with the car. And that may be why it didn’t overheat for your son after idling for an hour. Tom: On the other hand, if the needle went way up, near the hot zone, then there IS still something wrong, and it requires further investigation. Ray: In that case, it could

be something as simple as a bad thermostat. It could be a water pump with a loose impeller. Or it could be the ever-popular and dreaded leaky head gasket. Tom: Either the failing water pump or the bad head gasket could work fine when the car is idling, but could cause trouble after hard driving. That may be why the car doesn’t overheat for your son. Ray: So I’d suggest that you DO take him with you to the drive-thru. He may confirm that there’s no problem. Tom: Or he may realize that he hasn’t fixed it, and that he has to check out our other theories. Or he may just enjoy the free lunch and want to repeat this test-drive experiment 10 or 15 more times. Good luck, Marlene.

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