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THE IOLA REGISTER Tuesday, March 25, 2014
USD 257 buildings get a “B”
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By KAYLA BANZET The Iola Register
Iolans gave school district facilities a B in a local survey. Four hundred community members participated in a telephone survey conducted by Patron Insight. Overall, the district received a 3.76, which is about a B average. USD 257 board of education members hired Patron Insight last month to conduct the survey to get a better understanding of what community members thought of the district’s performance and facilities. The question that generated the most positive result was the safety of students in the district, garnering a 4.32, an A. Performance of school principals, teachers, board of education and superintendent all received high A marks. When asked to rank the quality of school facilities, 42 percent of patrons said they would give the facilities a B. Those who answered the question with a C, D or F rating were asked what it was about the school facility that falls short of expectations. One hundred and twenty-nine patrons said the facilities are old and rundown, 21 said the wiring is outdated, 15 said the air conditioning and heating needs to be updated and 13 had other reasons. The board has continually discussed whether they should apply for a bond issue to construct a new facility or facilities or remodel the existing structures. Some patrons See USD 257 | Page A6
Thompson’s an aye By DAVE RANNEY KHI News Service
TOPEKA — The Kansas House on Monday finalized its approval of a measure that would allow the state to join a multi-state compact designed to circumvent full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. House Bill 2553, which passed 74-48, now goes to the Senate. Kent Thompson, Iola’s Representative in the House, voted in favor of the motion. “I think it has a strong likelihood of passing the Senate,” said Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook, a Shawnee Republican and chair of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee. Pilcher-Cook, an outspoken critic of the Affordable Care Act, said the House-passed bill would not be heard in her committee. “It’s too late,” in the legislative session, she said. “We don’t have any more meetings scheduled.” But she said that she hoped Senate leadership would find a way to allow the chamber to vote on the bill yet this year. If enacted, the compact would be allowed to petition Congress to allow its member states to each regulate Medicare, Medicaid, and other fed-
Cast and crew members for “Rabid Love” film an outdoor scene in Hansten, Kan., where the entire movie was shot. The film is directed by Paul Porter, a former Iolan. COURTESY PHOTO
Former Iolan directs horror film
By STEVEN SCHWARTZ The Iola Register
The last time The Register checked in with emerging director and former Iolan Paul Porter, he was breaking the mold by shooting his first feature film in rural Kansas. He shot all of “Rabid Love,” a horror film set in the 1980s, during a four-week session in the summer of 2012. The original plan was to make the movie in New Mexico. But, as a native Iolan, Porter thought “why not Kansas?” In hindsight, Porter said the decision to shoot the film in Kansas was one of the best he made in the production. Post-production was completed in 2013 and the See MOVIE | Page A3
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Leaders offer school funding plan By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press
A controlled pasture burn two miles west of Iola generated more smoke early Monday afternoon than was anticipated, leading to a traffic hazard as it drifted across U.S. 54. Iola firefighters were called to extinguish the fire. REGISTER/BOB JOHNSON
Vandalism suspected in fires By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register
During a two-hour period Saturday morning six deliberately set fires occurred in the south part of Allen County. Only grass was burned; no structures were threatened. Humboldt volunteer firefighters were called to the first at 12:21 a.m. in the 1400 block of Connecticut Road, two miles southeast of Humboldt and near where the pumping station for the new Enbridge pipeline is nearing comple-
tion. A few minutes later a second fire call came from about two miles southeast of the first. The third was in the 2200 block of Arizona Road, a mile southeast of the second and 20 minutes later. The fourth, also along Arizona Road, was near old U.S. 169. Two other fires, noticed by deputies going from one to another, also occurred. Proximity of the fires and all occurring within a short time frame, led officers to See FIRE | Page A6
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas House Republican leaders produced a new plan late Monday for satisfying a state Supreme Court ruling that’s similar to one rejected last week but lacks the changes to state charter school laws. House Speaker Ray Merrick said the plan would increase school spending by about $129 million to address two deficiencies deemed unconstitutional by the court in its March 7 ruling. “It’s a start,” the Stilwell Republican said. “There’s going to be a lot of changes.” But the plan still contained several policy changes to education laws, including modifying the way teachers are certified and creating a commission to determine if total school funding was adequate as it pertains to seven criteria in Kansas law. Merrick said the House Appropriations Committee is likely to begin reviewing the proposal today. Rep. Jerry Henry, a Cummins Democrat and ranking
minority on House Appropriations, said the GOP plan looked similar to the original plan, absent the charter school expansion. Henry and Merrick both said they expect charter school expansion to be offered as an amendment during House debate.
a lower court to review. Brownback spokeswoman Sara Belfry declined to say if the governor liked the new House plan, saying only that he was standing by seven guiding principles that any legislation must abide, including addressing all issues
I’m a little nervous about opening it wide open for everybody without having some semblance of where you might want to go. — Sen. Ty Masterson, R-Andover
“There’s lots of moving parts here that need to be determined,” Henry said. Merrick has been negotiating with Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, and Gov. Sam Brownback on a solution that would be agreeable to both chambers and that the governor would sign. The parties must fix the funding issues by July, per the state Supreme Court, and send other questions back to
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of funding equity. “He is waiting to see what the final legislation is and he will consider that once it hits his desk,” Belfry said. Senate GOP leaders said earlier Monday they hope to finish the framework of a school spending bill soon, but don’t have a timeframe yet for introducing a measure. Sen. Ty Masterson, chairman of the Senate Ways See FUNDING | Page A6
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The Iola Register
Council approves demolitions
By STEVEN SCHWARTZ The Iola Register
Former Iolan Michael Lee Peer Jr., 25, Topeka, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at his home. Originally from New Jersey, Peer attended middle and high school in Iola with his brother, Scott, and his family. His grandmother, Marie Mercuro, still lives in Iola. He is survived by a son, Cameron, 4. A private memorial service is planned.
Despite objections from the resident, Iola city council members approved a home for demolition during their meeting Monday evening; based on their opinion, it’s in her best interest. Arnetta Mock appeared before the council to request they grant her the option to repair her home at 423 S. Kentucky before acting on the demolition request, made by Code Services Officer Shonda Jefferis. Jefferis said the home has been an issue for over a year. Holes in the roofing have caused water damage and most likely mold issues in the house. Mock lives there full time with her six dogs (under city code only four animals are allowed in a home). “I’ve got to have a place to live,” she said. Due to holdups following the original homeowners’ divorce, Mock does not currently have the home in her name. Any repairs would
be ill advised, the council said, because the homeowner could technically reclaim the home at any time. Mock said she has been quoted at around $5,000 to repair the roof, not including water damage and mold removal. The value of the home is approximately $6,000, she said. “At this point, it would not be a good investment,” Administrator Carl Slaugh said. “If I were you, I would take that $5,000 (for the repairs) and look for a new house,” Councilman Bob Shaughnessy added. Mayor Joel Wicoff said the council’s “hands were tied” due to their building code regulations. The difference between the cost of repairs and the value of the home must be large enough to warrant renovation — this home does not meet those guidelines under the building codes. The council ultimately voted to demolish the home. Mock has 30 days to file a permit for demolition, then 90 days to vacate the premises — a total of 120 days to find a new place to live.
“For your safety, this is the right decision,” Council member Beverly Franklin said. Two other homes were approved for demolition as well, one at 821 North St. and the other at 208 N. Chestnut. IN OTHER NEWS:
— Mayor Joel Wicoff proclaimed the month of April Fair Housing Month in Iola. — The 2012 International Building Codes were adopted by the city council. — The council approved purchase of a new Ford Explorer for the police department from Twin Motors Ford for $26,926. — John Lord was awarded the bid for mowing services in the city of Iola. His rate is $45 per hour. — EMS Insurance’s policy was renewed by the council for $342,291. The contract runs through March 31, 2015. — Tim Thyer was appointed as interim fire chief while the council interviews candidates to replace former chief Donald Leapheart.
Georgia passes broad gun bill By HERBERT BUCHSBAUM The New York Times
ATLANTA — Pro- and antigun forces do not agree on much, but they do agree on the breathtaking sweep of the Georgia legislation allowing guns in bars, schools, restaurants, churches and airports that is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal. Americans for Responsible Solutions, founded by Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman who was critically wounded in a mass shooting in 2011, calls it “the most extreme gun bill in America” and the “guns everywhere” legislation. The National Rifle Association, which lobbied for the bill, calls it “the most comprehensive pro-gun” bill in recent state history, and described the vote at the Capitol on Thursday as “a historic victory for the Second Amendment.” More than a year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut elicited a burst of gun-control legislation, the Georgia bill shows just how far the counterreaction has spread as lawmakers, mainly in Republican-controlled states in the South and West, pass laws allowing weapons in all corners of society while strengthening socalled Stand Your Ground laws.
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Critics say the victories may come at a price as pro-gun legislation pushes up against the limits of public opinion. “I do think they’ve overreached,” said Laura Cutilletta, senior staff attorney at the San Francisco-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. The Georgia bill, she said, is “so extreme and people do have such a strong reaction to it. I don’t think over all it’s a victory for them.” The bill was opposed not only by gun-control groups, but also by the state’s police chiefs association and restaurant association, Episcopal and Catholic churches, and the federal Transportation Security Administration. A majority of Georgians also opposed it, according to several polls. Mr. Deal, a Republican, who is expected to sign the bill, is up for re-election this year, but there is no sign of a political backlash against him or anyone who voted for the legislation. The governor’s Democratic opponent, State Senator Jason Carter, President Jimmy Carter’s grandson, also voted for the bill. “I don’t think it will backfire,” said Jerry Henry, director of Georgia Carry, one of the main local groups that promoted the bill. “You can bet those politicians who voted for it knew what their constituents
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wanted.” What they wanted, in this case, would be a veritable gunlobby shopping list. The bill allows people with a weapons permit to carry loaded guns into bars, as long as they do not consume alcohol — although the bill does not say how that caveat would be enforced. It allows guns in public areas of airports and eliminates criminal charges for permit holders caught with guns at airport security. It authorizes school districts to appoint staff members to carry guns at schools, ostensibly to defend students in case of an attack. It allows felons to claim the Stand Your Ground defense — in which someone who “reasonably believes” his life is in danger has no duty to walk away and may instead shoot to kill. And that is just the beginning. Georgia lawmakers backed off a provision allowing guns on college campuses and weakened the section allowing guns in churches, permitting them only if a church expressly decides to do so. An Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll in January found that more than 70 percent of voters opposed both measures. The poll did not ask about guns in bars, but polls in other states have found 70 percent or more of the public opposed the idea.
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Cocaine mailed to the Vatican BERLIN (AP) — The drug haul was unremarkable, but the destination raised eyebrows. German customs officials intercepted a shipment of cocaine destined for the Vatican in January, weekly Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday. Officers at Leipzig airport found 340 grams (12 ounces) of the drug packed into 14 condoms inside a shipment of cushions coming from South America, the paper, reported citing a German customs report. It said the package was simply addressed to the Vatican postal office, meaning any of the Catholic mini-state’s 800 residents could have picked it up. The paper reported that a subsequent sting operation arranged with Vatican police failed to nab the intended recipient. No one claimed the package, indicating that he or she was tipped off about the plan. The drugs would have a street value of several tens of thousands of euros. A spokesman for the German Finance Ministry, which oversees the customs office, confirmed the report.
Prosecutors in Leipzig planned to issue a statement Monday providing further details, Martin Chaudhuri told The Associated Press. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Vatican police had cooperated with German police in an attempt to identify the traffickers. He said the investigation remained open.
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film is now available on DVD and video-ondemand. It was released on March 4. “It’s weird because it’s such a long process, you go through different phases,” Porter said during a phone interview from his home in Los Angeles. “It’s strange to look back on it.” He completed his masters in fine arts degree at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles in March, and wrapped up “Rabid Love” soon after. Porter said he has yet to receive any revenue figures from the release, that will come in June or July, but the response has been positive thus far. “Hopefully this summer we’ll get some good news, it’s nothing we’re going to get rich off of,” he said. After a two-year process, the end product isn’t much different from the original idea — his goal as the director. “There’s the movie you write, the movie you shoot and the movie you edit,” he said. “It changes and evolves a little bit.” Some of the process may have been greatly changed if it weren’t for Porter’s decision to shoot the film in Kansas, he said. There are no permit fees to make a movie in Kansas, unlike California, where the fees mount in every aspect of production. As a first-time director, he was looking to cut costs as much as possible (most of the funding for the film came from friends and family).
experience in Hansten — population 200. They had actors, extras and production crews from California, Colorado and even as far as Florida fly in for
in 1984, he said it was easier than he expected to keep the production accurate. Not much in the small town has changed since then. The community was looking forward to meeting the
There’s the movie you write, the movie you shoot and the movie you edit. It changes and evolves a little bit. — Paul Porter
the filming. His wife, Hayley Derryberry, is the lead actress in the film. His father’s side of the family is from Hanston. His crew had a free place to stay at his grandmother’s home. “It was definitely different than L.A.,” Porter said. Which is not all bad. Since the film is set
“IT WAS like summer camp,” he said of the
cast and crew, and even donated clothing and props to assist in the shooting — numerous people from Hanston acted in “Rabid Love” as well. Making a film in Kansas has a different feel than any other place. For most, Porter said, the Midwest is “flyover country,” but to him it’s
home. The entire town was excited to have his crew there, and they didn’t have to pay a dime for shooting on location. In L.A., he said everyone is “looking to get their piece.” Porter, 33, graduated from Iola High School in 1998, and hopes to return home as soon as possible for his next project. Derryberry recently completed her first screenplay, and they are working to develop it into a movie. No matter what the project, he said Kansas is on the radar — and Iola could be the perfect location. “We want to come back to Kansas and shoot as soon as possible,” Porter said. “Rabid Love” is now available on DVD, as well as most other video-on demand services, including iTunes, Netflix, Google Play and Xbox video.
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(Editor’s note: Real estate, including agricultural land, is treated in two ways for property tax purposes. Valuation is market value, or in the case of agricultural, land use-value that is determined by earnings potential. Assessed value is a percentage of market value, 30 percent in the case of ag land. For example, if an acre of crop land is valued at $202, as is the case in Allen County this year, its assessed value is 30 percent, or $60.60. Taking that a step further, a levy of 1 mill raises $1 for each $1,000 of assessed valuation, or a touch over 6 cents on an acre of land valued at $202 an acre.) Higher commodity prices have been to the advantage of more than just Allen County farmers. The county, school districts and community college also will benefit. In the latest eight-year rolling average of farm land valuation, Allen County’s increased overall by 8.9 percent. Last year ag land was valued at about $31 million, Appraiser Sandy Drake noted, which means all land zoned for agricultural use will jump to about $33.8 million this year. While that is the land’s value — based on use — the increase won’t mean as much to assessed valuation, the figure used by local governmental units when they figure taxes for budgets. “Ag land is assessed at 30 percent,” Drake said. Without getting too immersed in numbers, that means assessed valuation of ag land will increase about $900,000 to a little over $10 million. Assessed valuation is the key figure for figuring budgets. Mill levies are applied to assessed valuation to determine tax bills for owners, and
how much goes into public coffers. From that method, the 2014 values assigned ag land are $56 per acre for grassland and $202 an acre for dry land, or that which is tilled. “That’s a long way from what farm ground is selling for,” Drake said, noting that per-acre prices of $1,200 to $1,500 have been common in recent years. KANSAS STATE University determines earning potential for farm land from several factors and assigns values, Drake said. The method was established by the Legislature several years ago. Drake pointed out that commodity prices have been on the rise in recent years, prompting valuation increases in the rolling average. The assessed valuation bump of a little less than $1 million alone will push the county’s overall assessed valuation to the neighborhood of $97 million. Drake doesn’t expect much more of an increase this year, with ag land “being the only thing that’s going up this year. Residential and commercial values are staying about the same.” The next major increase for Allen County’s valuation will come when Enbridge’s Flanagan South pipeline and its pumping station a mile southeast of Humboldt are added to tax rolls. WHILE Allen’s average ag land valuation increase was 8.9 percent, Woodson County’s valuation rose 10.9 percent, Nesoho’s 8.6 percent, Anderson’s just 3.4 percent and Bourbon’s 9.4 percent. In western Kansas where irrigation has a substantial role, increases from the high teens to well over 30 percent occurred.
U.S. Supreme Court tackles birth control case WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court justices are weighing whether corporations have religious rights that exempt them from part of the new health care law that requires coverage of birth control for employees at no extra charge. The case being argued at the Supreme Court today involves familyowned companies that provide health insurance to their employees, but object to covering certain methods of birth control that they say can work after conception, in violation of their religious beliefs. The Obama administration and its supporters say a Supreme Court ruling in favor of the businesses also could undermine laws governing immunizations, Social Security taxes and minimum wages. Protesters on both sides gathered outside the court today as light snow fell on Washington. “Back off, boss,” went one refrain from administration backers. The companies’ supporters chanted, “My faith, my business.” The justices have
never before held that profit-making businesses have religious rights. But the companies in the Supreme Court case and their backers argue that a 1993 federal law on religious freedom extends to businesses as well as individuals. Under the new health care law, health plans must offer a range of preventive services at no extra charge, including all forms of birth control for women that have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Some of the nearly 50 businesses that have sued over covering contraceptives object to paying for all forms of birth control. But the companies involved in the high court case are willing to cover most methods of contraception, as long as they can exclude drugs or devices that the government says may work after an egg has been fertilized. The largest company among them is Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., an Oklahoma City-based chain of more than 600 crafts stores in 41 states with more than 15,000 full-time employees.
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Small town revival includes recalibrating our own perspectives The search for new employees requires a snazzy sales pitch, not only for your business, but for the community at large. That’s because college graduates, especially, know there’s more to life than just a job. Today’s recruitment package includes a community’s schools, healthcare facilities, recreation opportunities, shopping and dining venues, and, perhaps, its religious community. For those of us who have grown up in these parts, we must stop recalling the Iola of yesteryear. It does little good to say a century ago Iola had a population of 12,000 thanks to the gas and zinc industries. Or to say with a wistful sigh that six men’s clothing stores once dotted the square. That kind of talk makes us sound as if we don’t believe it’s worth getting out of bed. In Sunday’s Kansas City Star is a feature on Greensburg, the town in western Kansas flattened by an EF5 tornado on May 4, 2007, just shortly before our massive flood. The story of its recovery is sobering. Today, Greensburg has a population of 800, a little more than half of its 1,450 population of almost seven years ago. With its housing stock wiped out, young couples who rented and elderly couples who lived in homes long since paid off, could not afford to build anew. Instead, they moved away. Before the tornado, a three-bedroom home could be found for $50,000-$60,000, much the same as in Iola today. To build anew, the same square footage costs three times as much. Greensburg deserves much credit for reinventing itself as a “green” community. Ten wind turbines power the town’s energy needs. Its new buildings have won critical acclaim for being LEED Platinum certified for their energy efficiency. A new movie theater sports a 55-foot-wide screen and has a seating capacity of 400, sure to draw crowds from afar. The building will also serve as a high school auditorium and town convention center. Perhaps that will be the ticket to entice new industries to locate there. The point is, Greensburg is turning over every leaf
in its efforts to survive. THE FLOOD of 2007 wreaked havoc on Iola, reducing our housing stock by 200, many in the south part of town. We’ve somewhat rebounded — including ways we daren’t dream. A total of 85 new homes will have been built in the Cedarbrook and River Valley Homes division on North Cottonwood Street. Believe it or not, Iola has a lot of untapped potential. For one, we have treelined streets that Greensburg would kill for. Second, we have an incredible stock of beautiful old homes that can be purchased for a bargain and with a little elbow grease returned to glory. Third, several downtown buildings with tons of history are there for the waiting. A building in good repair on the Iola square rents for about 70 cents a square foot — 1,000 square feet for $700 a month — according to a local developer. Don’t think there’s a return on the investment? Look no further than Water Valley, Miss., a sleepy little city of 4,000, that has turned its eyesores into eye-catching storefronts and homes, galleries and restaurants. It all began about 10 years ago when people in their 30s were drawn to the town’s aesthetic appeal coupled with its low commercial rents and inexpensive housing stock. The revival was declared a bona fide success when a grocery store featuring locally grown food opened in 2010. Has Water Valley boomed? No, but in the eyes of its residents it’s become the best little hometown in the country. You can’t buy enough marketing to tell that same message. Iola has a state-of-the-art hospital, a successful community college, a stellar fine arts center, and possibly, hopefully, new schools on the horizon. We are the hub to an amazing rail trail system that winds through the countryside, new parks and an array of activities. In short, we are on the path to becoming a place where people want to live. Sometimes it’s we — not outsiders — who need the convincing. — Susan Lynn
Alookbackintime 30 Years Ago Week of March 23, 1984
Marsha M. Burris of Iola was named as Iola Business and Professional Women’s club Young Careerist of 1984 at its meeting Tuesday night. Burris is employed as an accountant at the Snodgrass and Dunlap firm. ***** George Varner was sworn in yesterday as postmaster of Neosho Falls. He succeeds Clarence Henderson who retired in January. In the interim, Iolan Pam Andres was officer in charge. A reception followed in the Neosho Falls Senior Center. *****
“Where’s the homework?” That’s one of the questions a panel of five Iola community leaders asked local secondary level teachers yesterday morning during an in-service workshop. Other discussions centered on whether to retain students who fail to pass, what to do about dropouts, how to make high school diplomas more meaningful to students and employers and how to pass a bond issue to build a new junior high and senior high. Composing the panel were Maxine Redfearn, Les Norton, Mary Martin, John Haddad and Emerson Lynn, jr.
Letters to the editor Dear editor,
My name is Bob Eastes and I hail from Pratt, Kansas. I am a sports nut, of all sports at all levels, and spend as much time as I can watching high school sporting events, especially at the state level. Having three sons that were very involved in high school and collegiate sports, the passion runs deep. Recently, my wife Becky and I attended the 4A Division II opening round of the state basketball tournament at Hartmann Arena in Wichita. We were totally blown away by the performance of the Iola High School band and the direction of Matt Kleopfer. I’m normally one of those guys who is annoyed by the band. Too loud, play too often, can’t talk about the game. But, the Iola band was amazing! They were the highlight of the tournament for Becky and me. We couldn’t wait for their next set and wished they had played
the entire day! Hats off to Matt Kleopfer, the students in the band, and the parents, students, faculty and administration of Iola High. Next time there is a state championship athletic event, or an Iola High band performance .... tough decision. Best regards, Bob and Becky Eastes, Pratt, Kan. Editor’s note: In going through issues of the Iola Register from October 1951, I stumbled across this letter from Rolla Clymer, editor of the El Dorado Times, commenting to Register publisher Angelo Scott about the IHS band under Dale P. Creitz. — S.L. “Dear Angelo, “I see where you praised your high school band in your paper Monday for its performance at the KU game at Lawrence the preceding Saturday. Your youngsters certainly had
coming all that you said about them — though I thought ‘terrific’ a rather weak word for the purpose. “That was the best kid band I ever have seen anywhere, at any time. And while no Iola blood runs in my veins, I believe I must have thrilled as much as you did at the sight. The whole performance was a masterpiece. When the band finally started off the field and those four little cute majorettes in the lead put their arms around each other, I fairly fell off the Christmas tree. “Doggone, what a band like that did to an old wart hog like me! “Iola never need worry about its baseball team or any other of its reasons to brag so long as it has a band like that. Somebody has a lot of credit coming for producing excellence of that sort. “Yours in the bond, R.A. Clymer.”
Special events allow enrollment Next Monday is the last day of open enrollment for Marketplace health insurance coverage. Open enrollment is the window of time in which any person can enroll for coverage in the Marketplace. Once open enrollment closes it will not stop enrollment altogether. People can still enroll during “special enrollment periods,” a 60-day period following the occurrence of some life event that results in loss of person’s insurance. It can also be triggered by the change of a person’s eligibility for coverage on the Marketplace. Promptly determining if you are entitled to special enrollment is important because without special enrollment you can not obtain coverage on the Marketplace until the next open enrollment period. Currently the next open enrollment period is Nov. 15 through Jan. 15, 2015. If you are eligible for open enrollment you can apply for financial assistance for paying your premiums as well as deductibles and co-pays subject to the same rules as during open enrollment. The following events trigger special enrollment periods: • Losing your own or dependents other minimum essential coverage that was provided by employment. This might be from job loss or because the employer no longer provides the coverage. A person might have to use available COBRA coverage if this cost is less than 8 percent of their earnings, but often, especially after a job loss this is not affordable. It does not matter if you are laid off or fired for cause. In either event you can get coverage on the marketplace. • Sometimes a person will lose coverage because of a change in age, as when a child turns 26 and can no longer be
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covered on their parent’s policy, or a child on Healthwave turns 18 (or sometimes 20) and loses CHIP coverage. This creates a special enrollment period. • A divorce can cause the loss of health insurance coverage. Again the availability of affordable (less than 8 percent of income) COBRA coverage needs to be considered. Also, dependents may become eligible from marriage, birth, or adoption. • Because Kansas has not adopted Medicaid expansion, some Kansans actually earn too little to qualify for subsidies. If their income goes up, they should apply for coverage under a special enrollment period. Because this was not anticipated under the law, you should get a Navigator to help you with this one. Also, it is important to obtain a “waiver” indicating you have been determined to be ineligible for a subsidy. Again, get help from a Navigator on this one. • Likewise, it is a special circumstance if someone who was previously ineligible for financial assistance or only received limited assistance experiences a loss of income that makes them eligible for coverage or a larger subsidy. • A person who was not lawfully present or so called “illegal aliens” who gain lawful status have a special enrollment period upon receiving the legal status. • A citizen or lawful immigrant who returns from an
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Parsons to host ‘Aging with Attitude’ Tractor safety top priority for farms
In 1988, in San Antonio, Texas, Mark Johnson gave a presentation to 350 students from across the state. Prior to the presentation, Johnson got to know the students. During the presentation, he had each student stand as he listed off each of their names — all 350 of them. How did he do it? By lumping the students together in groups, according to the city in which they lived. “Anyone can list off 10 to 20 names quickly,” Johnson said. “It’s just multiplying that more than 10 times.” Johnson, a professor of technology and workforce learning at Pittsburg State University, has presented many times about the brain, memory and how to retrieve information. He
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will be a featured speaker at an upcoming oneday conference for older adults, their families and caregivers. “What I’m able to do in a short period of time is get everyone to understand that we all have photographic memories,” Johnson said. “It just takes training and honing in those skills.” The conference, titled “Aging with Attitude,” is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 25 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Parsons. In addition to Johnson’s
presentation will be discussion on health care reform. Roberta Riportella, the Kansas Health Foundation professor of community health at Kansas State University, will cover many different topics in her presentation on how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has affected Medicare: how Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage has changed with the ACA, what preventive health screenings are now available through Medicare because of the ACA, why Medicare beneficiaries do not need to sign up for insurance in the new Marketplace Exchange, and how the ACA affects adult children and grandchildren. Other session topics will include estate planning, tips for exercising
and sleeping, following a balanced diet, handling grief, budgeting and using social media responsibly. There will also be health sessions that focus on eye care and Alzheimer’s disease. Registration is $15 per person and covers snacks, lunch, speaker fees and program materials. The pre-registration deadline is April 15. After the deadline, registration is $25 per person. Expo information and registration forms are available in each of the Southwind Extension District offices located in Erie, Iola and Fort Scott. Go to http://www. southeast.ksu.edu to download registration and program information or call the K-State Research and Extension Southeast Area office at 620-431-1530.
Prison break: Steer runs from slaughter CASSELTON, N.D. (AP) — The story of a steer that made a break for it on his way to slaughter has a happy ending. “He doesn’t know how lucky he is yet. But he’ll figure it out soon.” This is Waldo. He became something of a local celebrity when he caused a stir in Casselton, wandering around town after kicking out a gate at the meat processing plant.
“Everything was going great and he just decided he wanted no part of it,” farmer Todd Sadeck said. Even though he was captured after a few hours, it seems his rebellion has paid off. Today, the 1,800 pound steer is on his way to a new life. Monte Jackson drove here from a Michigan animal sanctuary called Sasha Farm to buy Waldo from farmer Todd
Sadeck, and take him to his new home. “One of our supporters in Chicago heard about it and said will you take him if I can convince this gentleman?” Jackson said. “I thought it was odd at first that someone would come all that way for a critter. It all makes sense now,” Sadeck said. Many of the farm animals on Sasha Farm come from abusive owners, but a few, like Waldo
here, are simply runaways. “People like to think, you’re rescuing an animal that had the spirit to run away,” Jackson said. So, in the end, this spirited steer has avoided the butcher’s knife… and will live out his days in greener pastures. “He wanted to be free! And now he will be free. Well, not free, I’ll keep him fenced. But he’ll think he’s free,” Jackson said.
Spring is the perfect time for farmers, ranchers and homeowners alike to take the steps necessary to prevent injuries in order to have a truly productive season. Placing emphasis on agriculture safety recognizes the rich tradition of our farming and ranching culture in producing the safest and most abundant food in the world, and the involvement of all members of the farm family in age appropriate tasks. One good way to manage safety on the farm is to establish a checklist. The Farm Safety 4 Just Kids program offers the following safety checklist suggestions: — Are the keys removed from idle equipment? — Are riders not allowed on tractors, farm machinery and lawn mowers? — Are slow moving vehicle (SMV) emblems in place and still reflective? — Are power take off (PTO) shields in place on tractors and machinery? — Are other safety shields and guards in place on machinery and lawn equipment? — Are warning and danger decals promi-
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nently displayed on all equipment, including grain handling equipment? Children being carried along as extra riders on farm and lawn care equipment continues to be a concern among safety professionals. It is difficult, if not impossible, to pay full attention to operating the machine when you have a youngster in your lap or riding on the fender. More than 100 children are killed on U.S. farms each year. Many of these deaths are from accidentally falling off the operator’s station of a tractor or farm implement and being run over by the tractor or trailed equipment. When there is only one seat, the rule of thumb is for the operator and no one else to occupy the seat. For safety’s sake, never allow extra riders. This rule applies to farm as well as lawn and garden tractors.
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The Logan Pals February monthly meeting was called to order on Feb. 8, by Anna Setter. It was the model meeting. Roll call was answered by “What is your middle name.” Marlee Miller and Seth Yowell led the club in “If You’re Happy and You Know It” and “Happy Birthday” to all the February birthdays. Gabriella Sharp led the club in over and under. Discovery delegates voted in are Tilar Wells and Anthony Doran. Alternates are
Danielle Sharp and Hunter Nickell. The club approved paying half the delegates’ way. The club decided to have a Walk Kansas team. Those interested in joining the team can contact Michelle Umholtz. The club had a new member ceremony to welcome the new members. Delany Umholtz gave a talk on how to “Dress to Impress.” The club had a continued meeting on Feb. 24 at the Lutheran Church.
Efforts made for endangered species OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has renewed and expanded a partnership to provide expert advice to farmers and ranchers to help protect the habitat of the lesser prairie chicken. As part of the Natural Resources Conservation Service Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative, the agency is partnering with a national wildlife conservation organization to jointly invest $5 million over three years. The funds will sup-
port technical assistance, including hiring field conservationists to help farmers and ranchers voluntarily maintain and improve lesser prairie chicken habitat in the Southern Great Plains. Since 2010, farmers and ranchers participating in the initiative have maintained or improved more than a million acres of habitat for the bird. The bird’s range includes parts of Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.
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Hospital honored for aiding victims WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas hospital has been recognized for its work in training health care professionals to identify and help victims of human trafficking. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom presented a special community ser-
vice award Monday to Via Christi Health in Wichita. The hospital’s human trafficking initiative has already trained more than 125 doctors, nurses and other caregivers with a four-step protocol on what to look for and how to help victims.
Grissom says human trafficking is a crime that hides in plain sight. He says Via Christi Health is leading the nation by training its health care professions to recognize warning signs and offer victims assistance that could save lives.
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Means Committee, said many “different, conflicting conversations” were taking place in the Statehouse and it was unclear what a Senate plan may look like. “I’m a little nervous
about opening it wide open for everybody without having some semblance of where you might want to go,” the Andover Republican said. In addition to the July deadline set by the court, legislators are working
under a more pressing April 4 deadline, when the the main portion of the 2014 session concludes and they take a three-week break. Legislative leaders have said they hoped to have the school issue resolved by then, but time was short.
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erally funded health care programs overseen by the federal government. HB 2553 does not indicate how Kansas might alter its health care programs. Before the compact could to take effect, it would have to win approval in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Eight states already have passed bills in support of a health care compact: Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, South Carolina, Utah, and Texas. Kansas is one of 12 states known to be considering compact legislation. There are about 400,000 Kansas Medicaid beneficiaries and about
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448,000 Medicare beneficiaries. Together the two programs cost about $7.2 billion a year. Rep. Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat who’s expected to run against Gov. Sam Brownback in the November general election, voted against HB 2553 on Monday. “My primary concern is that this bill allows for the potential privatization of Medicare,” Davis told KHI News Service. “There are almost 450,000 Kansans on Medicare now and the vast majority of them, I believe, are happy with the way Medicare functions. I don’t think we ought to interfere with that.” Also on Monday, AARP Kansas officials repeated their opposi-
tion to the proposal. “It’s a frivolous bill,” said Ernie Kutzley, the organization’s advocacy director. Kutzley said many legislators assume the compact won’t come together, especially if Democrats retain control of the U.S. Senate. “Long range, it looks like this couldn’t happen,” he said. “But our statement is ‘Why take a chance?’ It’s not a good idea for the folks we have on Medicare now or for those who are going to be on it in the future.” The Kansas Chamber and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach testified in favor of the legislation, saying it was needed to protect individual liberty and state sovereignty.
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seemed hesitant in building an all new campus but seemed open to a “one elementary school” concept. Some board members would like to possibly see two facilities, an elementary school and a high school. “People need to realize that the state would help pay for the other building,” Buck Quincy said. “It’s like you buy one get one free.” Hollis and Miller Architects presented board members 18 different construction sce-
narios to see the potential future of the district facilities. Some options had only renovations, some had new construction of certain buildings and others had an all-new campus. Hollis and Miller factored in demolition costs of existing schools and the purchase of new land if needed. The school board will have a special meeting at 6 p.m., Thursday, at the school board office to continue its plans on the district’s facilities. In other news:
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014
ATHLETES EARN POSTSEASON RECOGNITION
Fillies, Mustangs take league, state honors By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register
Improvement on the hardwoods brought in postseason honors for Iola High’s girls and boys basketball teams. The Fillies, fresh off their Pioneer League championship season, saw junior post players Addie Haar and Emery Driskel both earn first team all-Pioneer League honors, while the Mustang’s Tyler Powelson earned second team all-league recognition. Behind Powelson and classmate Trent Latta, the Mustangs earned their first trip to the state basketball tournament in 31 years. Latta did not receive league recognition, but received honorable mention on the Wichita Eagle’s All-State Class 4A team. Behind Haar and Driskel, the Fillies rolled through the Pioneer League with a 10-1 record (13-8 overall). Haar, a 5-8 junior, averaged 6.2 points with 3.6 rebounds. See HONORS | Page B2
Modified drivers gun for dirt track supremacy HUMBOLDT — One of the premier dirt racing events in the country returns to Humboldt Speedway beginning Wednesday with the King of America IV Modified Nationals. Some of the top dirt modified drivers around will kick off the event with Wednesday’s open practice, followed by two nights of qualifying heats and main events Thursday and Friday. The weekend culminates Saturday with a 100-lap championship main event that pays $10,000 to win. Every driver who makes it that far is guaranteed $1,000 to start. Among the competitors are the three previous Heart of America champs, Kelly Shryock, Stormy Scott and 2013 winner Ryan Gustin. Each driver runs four heat races
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urday. Pit passes are $35 Thursday and Friday and $40 on Saturday. Reserved seat tickets are available at the gate for $55. Gates open at 5 p.m., with racing at 7 o’clock on Thursday and Friday. Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday, with racing starting at 6. Wednesday’s practice session, which runs from 6 to 9 p.m., is free to the public, although pit passes still cost $20. For more information call 620-4312470 or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com. For camping, ATV or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.
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Honors: Basketball standouts net postseason recognition She scored a careerhigh 18 in a 41-33 victory over Central Heights on Feb. 14. Driskel, a 5-9 junior, was a mark of consistency for Iola, scoring between six and 10 points 11 times during the season. She averaged 5 points and nearly 4 rebounds per contest. Driskel also earned all-state honorable mention in Class 4A by the Topeka Capital Journal. Driskel’s and Haar’s bigger impact, however, may have been on the defensive end, where the Fillies consistently held opponents below their season averages for points. The Fillies advanced to the Class 4A-II substate championship, where they fell to defend-
ing state champion Burlington. Carlson noted Iola has reason to hope for even greater success in 201415, because Iola is slated to return all but one player from this season’s squad. “I think our balanced attack limited the number of players who earned all-league recognition,” Carlson said. “There were a couple of other girls who were deserving as well.” LATTA averaged 10 points per game for the Mustangs, who advanced to the Class 4A-II State Tournament. Latta reached double figures in scoring 10 times, including a season-high 21 in the Mustangs’ substate championship victory over
Anderson County March 8. He also averaged 2.1 steals and 1.8 assists per game, both team highs. Powelson anchored the inside, averaging 8.9 points and a team-high 7 rebounds. He also averaged more than 2 blocks per contest. The Mustangs fell at the state tournament to Andale, which eventually took third at state. SEVERAL
area athletes also earned postseason honors. Humboldt’s Hunter Murrow and Justin Meins both were named all-league for the TriValley League, while Markiz Pulliam brought home honorable mention. Murrow, a senior, led the Cubs with 11 points and 4.5 rebounds per
game with 2 assists and 1.5 steals. He also earned honorable mention for the Class 3A all-state teams by the Topeka Capital-Journal. Meins, a junior, averaged 7.5 points, 3.9 rebounds and team high 2.7 assists. Pulliam averaged 9.4 points and 3.8 rebounds. Despite having to replace four starters from last season’s Class 3A state runner-up team, Humboldt still racked up an 18-4 season before bowing out at substate. SOUTHERN COFFEY
County’s Aaron True also brought home postseason recognition by both the Wichita and Topeka newspapers. True was named to the third team All-Class 1A State Team by the
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Capital-Journal, while receiving honorable mention by the Eagle. True averaged 18.9 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals for the Titans, which went 15-7 on the year before falling in the Class 1A-I substate championship to Marais des Cygnes Valley. Southern Coffey County’s Breanna Isch brought home honorable mention all-state recognition by both the Capital-Journal and the Eagle. She led the Lady Titans with 10.5 points
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and 9.4 rebounds. The Lady Titans went 7-15 on the season. Elsewhere, Yates Center’s Mindi Holloway earned all-state honorable mention by the Topeka newspaper. She averaged 10.9 points, 5 rebounds. 2.7 steals and 1.9 assists. The Wildcat girls went 7-14. Yates Center’s boys squad was led by Robert Arnold, who earned honorable mention AllTri-Valley League recognition. He averaged 9.9 points and 7.2 rebounds for the 4-17 Wildcats.
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Philadelphia inches closer to losing streak infamy By RAUL DOMINGUEZ The Associated Press
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Brett Brown and the young Philadelphia 76ers are closing in on some dubious NBA history. Austin Daye had 22 points, Tim Duncan added 19 and the San Antonio Spurs earned their 14th straight win with a 113-91 victory Monday night that sent the 76ers to their 25th consecutive loss. Philadelphia will face Houston on Thursday with the distinction of being a loss shy of tying the NBA single-season record for consecutive losses set by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010-11. Before the game, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he felt terrible for Brown, now the 76ers’ coach. But he added that he did not feel sorry for “one of my best friends,” because pity would upset his former assistant. “Obviously, it’s a rough season for them,” Duncan said. “It’s a rebuilding season for them. (Brown) knows that, they know that. “They have a lot of young guys. He’s just trying to get the system in place that has them playing the way he wants them playing. It’s a process. He knows that.” Philadelphia (15-56) hired Brown hoping he could replicate some of the structure that has made San Antonio so successful. The 76ers saw firsthand how far they have to go. The Spurs had nine players score at least five
“I’m not really worried about the streak and what people talk about it. We’re just worried about getting better each and every day. Of course we want to go out there and win a ball game. But we just have to keep getting better and hopefully a win will come.” — Michael Carter-Williams, Philadelphia 76ers
The Philadelphia 76ers’ Elliot Williams, top left, misses a dunk against the Chicago Bulls’ Taj Gibson in a game earlier this season. Philadelphia has lost 25 games a row, two away from the NBA record. CHRIS
points and had 31 assists while shooting 44 for 79 from the field. “It’s tough,” Philadelphia point guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “They move the ball really well with the
extra pass. They try to move the ball and almost tire you out on defense. You got to be able to rotate and play throughout the shot clock.” Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills scored 15
points each and Cory Joseph added 12 for San Antonio, which maintained the league’s best record at 54-16. The Spurs did not play starters Tony Parker, Tiago Splitter and Danny Green, but did not need them against the lowly 76ers. Philadelphia only had seven players score, and six of those were in double figures. The 76ers finished with just 22 assists while shooting 41 percent from the field. Carter-Williams and Thaddeus Young each scored 19 points, Byron Mullens added 15 and Elliot Williams had 14 for Philadelphia. “You take one thing and they pick you apart with something else. You just have to pick your poison with a team like this. They have so many guys who can do different things and so many guys that can make plays.” How effective the Spurs’ system can be was evident by who led the team in scoring, Brown said. Daye, who was averaging 2.3 minutes while playing in only four games since being acquired from Toronto on
Feb. 20, finished 6 for 10 on 3-pointers and had six rebounds in 29 minutes. It was familiar to Brown, who served as an assistant under Popovich for seven seasons. “He’s lucky,” Brown said, “and I’ve seen this over so many years — people can come into that system and shine. This system creates opportunities for everybody, and he took advantage of those. The attention you have to give others and the movement that they have in their structure allowed him to get freed up a lot. The Sixers kept pace early against the Spurs, with Carter-Williams fearlessly driving into the paint for a series of short jumpers and Hollis Thompson hitting a pair of 3s. Popovich called timeout with 3:44 left in the first quarter after Williams dunked over Duncan to tie it at 19. Philadelphia’s early success awoke the Spurs and brought out the best in Daye. His athleticism and energy were just what San Antonio needed after a listless start. “He’s a skilled guy,” Popovich said. “Obvi-
ously he can shoot it. But he’s also a good passer. He knows how to play the game. It was good to be able to get him some time tonight.” San Antonio went on a 26-5 spurt bridging the first and second quarters, capped by a 19-0 run. Daye first ran down Carter-Williams, swatting his layup attempt from behind, leading to Leonard’s driving layup for a 23-19 lead with 3 minutes left in the opening quarter. Mullens’ 3-pointer snapped a 6?-minute drought, but the Spurs were up 45-27 with 6:35 left in the first half. “In my opinion, that’s how you play the game,” Brown said. “So what you see is a system born out of many, many years of corporate knowledge where the winks and the blinks and the wrinkles and subtle nuances (allow them to) understand each other’s tendencies, and the offense shines. “Hopefully we can ride this into the playoffs and feel good going into the playoffs.” It’s a bigger-picture mentality Brown has already instilled in the 76ers, if they are looking at it from a completely different perspective given their run of futility. “I’m not really worried about the streak and what people talk about it,” Carter-Williams said. “We’re just worried about getting better each and every day. Of course we want to go out there and win a ball game. But we just have to keep getting better and hopefully a win will come.”
Tiger still unsure for Masters WASHINGTON (AP) — Tiger Woods is not sure whether his ailing back will allow him to play in the Masters, which is two weeks away. “For Augusta, it’s actually still a little too soon, to be honest with you,” Woods said Monday at a news conference to announce that Quicken Loans is the new title sponsor of his golf tournament. “That’s kind of the frustrating thing about this.” The Masters is the only major tournament the 38-year-old Woods has never missed. Four of his 14 major championships came at Augusta National, including his first in 1997. He last won the green jacket in 2005. This year’s Masters is
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April 10-13. Woods is off to the worst start of his 18 years on tour, and he’s been troubled lately by back problems. He stopped playing in the final round at the Honda Classic on March 2 because of what he called back spasms and pain in his lower back. He tried to defend his title the following week at Doral, only for his back to flare up again in the final round, when he shot a 78, the highest Sunday score of his PGA Tour career and his first closing round without a birdie. Then last week, Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational because of persistent back pain.
“I’ve had a couple weeks off and getting treatment and just working on trying to get ready for Augusta,” Woods said Monday. “As of right now, it’s still too soon, which is, as I said, pretty frustrating.” This has been the longest sustained problem Woods has had with his lower back. He first showed signs of back pain at Bethpage Black at The Barclays in 2012, which he attributed to a soft bed at his hotel. He felt twinges during the final round of the PGA Championship last year, and when his back bothered him in the final round of The Barclays two weeks later, he said it was unrelated. At Monday’s news
Yep, he’s still living DALLAS (AP) — Former SMU and NBA basketball player Quinton Ross had to ease the fears of friends and family members after he was erroneously reported dead. Ross lives in the suburbs near Dallas and was attending Monday night’s NIT game between LSU and SMU. He said he woke to a phone loaded with messages from people concerned about his wellbeing. “My phone was going crazy,” he said. “I checked Facebook. Finally, I went on the Internet, and they were saying I was dead. I just couldn’t believe it.”
The New York Post ran a story early Monday on its website identifying Ross as a man found dead and buried on a city beach. The newspaper later corrected the story. The 32-year-old Ross called loved ones and posted on Facebook to “let everybody know I was OK.” “A couple (relatives) already heard it,” he said. “They were crying. I mean, it was a tough day, man, mostly for my family and friends.” After playing for SMU, Ross played seven NBA seasons with five teams, mostly with the Los Angeles Clippers. His final season came in 2010-11 with the New Jersey Nets.
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Lower speed for longer vehicle life Dear Tom and Ray:
Please settle a difference of opinion. All things being equal, which is harder on my engine: traveling 500 miles at 50 mph, or going 500 miles at 75 mph? My other half justifies her 75-mph theory with the shorter time the engine is working. Which uses less fuel? And if you could cite research sources, that would be appreciated. Thank you for the time and trouble (and no, there isn’t any money riding on the answer, just my male ego). — Will Tom: Congratulations, Will. Your ego will remain not only intact, but actually enhanced by our answer. Ray: This reminds me of the old lame joke about the guy who was almost out of gas, so he drove home fast, hoping to get there before he ran out. Tom: The primary dif-
Tom and Ray Magliozzi ference between 55 mph and 75 mph is the wind resistance, because wind resistance makes the engine work harder — a lot harder. The wind resistance is almost double at 75 what it is at 55. Ray: Here are some citations for that fact, Will: Newton, Issac, Second Law of Physics, 1687; Newton, Issac, Air Resistance, 1726; Bernoulli, Daniel, Hydrodynamica, 1738; and Euler, Leonhard, Euler Equations, 1757. Tom: Have your “other half ” start with that stuff, and when she’s ready, write back and we’ll get her a workbook with some Navier-Stokes equations. Ray: More recently, Bridgestone did a study,
mostly for the benefit of truckers trying to find the ideal highway speed, and they found that at 75 mph versus 55 mph, over the long term, maintenance costs could increase by 10 percent to 15 percent, with a corresponding drop in engine durability. Tom: They also found that tire life decreased 10 percent to 30 percent due to the higher speed. Ray: And fuel economy definitely takes a hit due to the higher wind resistance. The same study found that when you drop your speed from 75 mph to 55 mph, your mileage improves by almost 40 percent! Here’s the link, Will, because I’m sure she’s not going to believe you, or us, with good reason: (www.bridgestonetrucktires.com/us_eng/real/ magazines/ra_specialedit_4/ra_special4_fuelspeed.asp). Tom: They found that
for every mile per hour you increase over 55, you lose an average of 1.6 miles per gallon. Ray: Now, all vehicles are different, with different engines, transmissions and drag coefficients. So the “optimal” speed for any individual car might not be exactly 55 mph. But in general, the faster you go over 55 or 60, the harder your engine has to work, and the lower your mileage. Tom: Of course, there is a cost for driving at 55 mph versus 75: your time! It takes longer to get to your destination. Ray: And in your case, that may be a reason to go faster, Will. If you let your wife drive at 75, it’ll allow less time for her to regale you with her wacko theories. Tom: Enjoy your victory, Will, but try not to gloat. Remember, you’re undoubtedly wrong about plenty of other things!
Mono diagnosis leaves more questions than answers Dear
Have you had any experience with mononucleosis in people older than 60? I am 69 and have had mono for two months. I was misdiagnosed for five weeks. My symptoms have been low-grade fever, muscle aches, headache and low energy. I have taken two courses of prednisone, which gave me relief, but the symptoms return after stopping. Any information would be appreciated. — T.V. Answer: Classic infectious mononucleosis is caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, a virus in the Herpes family. It is spread by intimate contact, such as kissing, and the diagnosis is made most commonly in adolescents. Treatment rarely is required, although symptoms, especially fatigue, can last for months. In older adults, the symptoms may be different from adolescents’. Prolonged fever and muscle aches are more common in adults. I have two concerns about your story. The first is whether the diagnosis of mono is correct. You already have experienced some problems with getting the diagnosis, and there are many causes of your symptoms. Highly spe-
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of the virus by a DNA test called PCR would be very good evidence for infection. The second is that prednisone is seldom necessary for treatment of mono, and there are concerns that the virus may not be cleared as completely in someone
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Published on Mar 25, 2014