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Mobile pantry aids local food banks By KAYLA BANZET The Iola Register

The Kansas Food Bank of Wichita pays close attention to communities across the state. If a community seems to be underserved in food resources, the Kansas Food Bank steps in. On May 2 the bank will bring a mobile pantry to the Chanute Recreation Commission Gym, 400 S. Highland. Debi Kreutzman, Kansas Food Bank community relations manager, said the pantry is for anyone who is in need of food assistance. “We limit one visit per

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household and only allow people to pick up for one household,” Kreutzman said. When arriving to the pantry a person will only need to write down their name, address and number of people in the household. This is to help the food bank track zip codes to see where people are coming from so it can reach out to them. “We try to make it as barrier-free as possible,” she said. “It’s hard for people to ask for help. You see the desperation in peoples’ See PANTRY | Page A4

Kansas school funding measure awaits signature By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Thursday deadline is approaching for Gov. Sam Brownback to make a decision on whether he will sign a bill increasing spending for Kansas public schools. The Kansas Supreme Court issued a ruling March

7 giving legislators until July 1 to restore funding for two school finance provisions that give more state aid to poor districts. Legislators finished work on the bill April 6 then recessed until late April. The measure that would end teacher tenure and now faces building pressure from opponents and supporters,

increases spending by more than $129 million, funds separate programs at state colleges and universities and makes changes in education policy, including teacher employment rights. Mark Tallman, lobbyist for the Kansas Association of School Boards, said the bill appears to satisfy the initial court ruling on equalizing

aid payments and legislators won’t have to do more work on funding this session. “I would tend to think we are out of it. I think it is pretty clear that they satisfied the court order and did what had to be done,” Tallman said. Brownback, a Republican, said he wanted legislators to send him a bill that addressed the court’s concerns about

equal funding treatment for all districts. He wanted much of the money to get to the classroom, though $78 million will go to property tax relief for districts and $73 million will be new classroom spending. Television ads from Brownback’s supporters have been touting those figSee FUNDS | Page A4

Law restricts Medicaid expansion TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is not going to expand its Medicaid program anytime soon in line with the federal health care overhaul, but advocates aren’t giving up on the idea, despite a new law indefinitely blocking an expansion. The Wichita Eagle reports that the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved still plans to pursue the issue. Spokeswoman Katrina McGivern said the group prepared to work on educating legislators about the benefits of expanding Medicaid, which provides health coverage for the poor and disabled.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and many GOP legislators are vocal critics of the 2010 federal health care law championed by Democratic President Barack Obama, viewing its requirements as burdensome and damaging to the economy. They’ve also publicly questioned whether the federal government will keep its promise to fund most of the expansion. Lawmakers last year included a ban on expanding Medicaid in budget legislation, but it expires in July 2015. The GOP-dominated Legislature passed a bill earlier this month extend-

ing the ban indefinitely, and Brownback signed it this week. The new law says that the state can’t expand Medicaid without further action by the Legislature — something that’s not going to happen with Republican critics of the federal health overhaul holding majorities in both chambers. Rep. John Rubin, a Shawnee Republican who supports the measure, said it doesn’t take a position on expanding Medicaid but makes sure that the people’s elected representatives make the deSee MEDICAID | Page A4

David-Paul Cavazos, director of imaging, is with Allen County Regional Hospital’s new 64-slice computerized tomography scanner. REGISTER/BOB JOHNSON

Hospital on cutting Everest disaster spurs boycott edge of technology KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community. A Sherpa boycott could critically disrupt the Everest climbing season, which is key to the livelihood of thousands of Nepali guides and porters. Everest climbers have long relied on Sherpas for everything from hauling gear to cooking food to highaltitude guiding.

At least 13 Sherpas were killed when a block of ice tore loose from the mountain and triggered a cascade that ripped through teams of guides hauling gear. Three Sherpas missing in Friday’s avalanche are presumed dead. “Right now, I can’t even think of going back to the mountain,” said Tashi Dorje, whose cousin was killed. “We have not just lost our family members, but it is a loss for the whole mountaineering community and the country.” Hundreds of people lined

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the streets of Nepal’s capital, Katmandu, today as the bodies of six of the victims were driven in open trucks decorated with Buddhist flags. During the cremation ceremony, dozens of nuns chanted for the victims’ souls to be released as the bodies were covered in pine branches. A daughter of one of the climbers fainted and was taken to the hospital. While the work on Everest is dangerous, it has also become the most sought-after work for many Sherpas. A See EVEREST | Page A4

By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

Computerized tomography (CT) diagnoses took a giant leap forward when the Allen County Regional Hospital opened Dec. 10. Acquisition of a new 64-slice CT scanner was a big technological advance for the hospital and of substantial advantage for patients, David-Paul Cavazos told Iola Rotarians Thursday. Cavazos is director of imaging at the hospital. “We had a four-slice CT at the old hospital,” Cavazos said, explaining the differ-

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ence by relating the “slicing” to a loaf of bread. Four slices from a loaf are thick, he said, but cut the same loaf into 64 slices and “you can see much better” each slice’s individual makeup. A 64-slice CT produces 64 views for each millimeter scanned. An inch contains 25.4 millimeters. A CT scan uses computerprocessed X-rays to produce virtual “slices” of whatever organ or body part is being scanned. When Cavazos began looking at new CTs for the hospital, prices for a 64-slice maSee CT | Page A4

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Obituaries Mae Truster Mae Truster, 95, Iola, passed away Friday, April 18, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola, surrounded by her family. Mae was born Jan. 1, 1919, in Iola, the daughter of George Beaty and Myrtle (Conover) Beaty. She attended school in Iola. On Aug. 7, 1937, Mae married Merrill Truster and they lived on a farm southwest of Iola for 63 of their 76 years of marriage. Merrill preceded Mae Truster her in death Nov. 4, 2013. Mae was a homemaker all the years that they raised their daughters. She also worked at the Garden Shop and Daylight Donuts. She made birthday, anniversary, and wedding cakes for many years for family, friends, and many folks in the community. Survivors include four daughters, Leona Reams and husband, Gene, Iola, Rowene Helwick and husband, Jimmie, Topeka, Violet Malson, Blue Springs, Mo., and Linda Boothe and husband, Fred, Colorado Springs, Colo.; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill; one sister, Ruth Jeanmonod; one brother, Carl Beaty; son-in-law, Bill Brecheisen; granddaughter, Susan Brecheisen; and grandson, Timothy Gibson. Mae was dearly loved by her family and will be greatly missed. She was a faithful member of Salem United Methodist Church. Visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, at Salem United Methodist Church southwest of Iola. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at Salem United Methodist Church southwest of Iola. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola. Memorials may be made to Salem United Methodist Church and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola. To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.

Okah Roberts Okah Roberts, rural Savonburg, passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, at Diversicare in Chanute. Okah was born Aug. 1, 1923, to Karl and Martha Trieda Hauser rural Humboldt. Okah attended grade school at the Central Avenue School and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1941. While she was attending school Okah met her future husband, Floyd L. Roberts, he was the driver of her school bus. Floyd and Okah were married on March 22, 1944, at the Humboldt Lutheran Parsonage. She and Floyd would make their home together on a farm in rural Savonburg, where Okah would help on the farm with driving the grain trucks, hauling hay, taking care of cattle, gardening and raising her chickens. Okah and Floyd had two sons, Leslie Lee Roberts and Dee Wayne Roberts. Okah was also a member of the Leanna Christian Church, Farmers Wives Club and the local Rural Unit Group. Okah is survived by her sons Lee Roberts, Moran, Dee Roberts and wife Paula, rural Savonburg; grandchildren Jerry Roberts and companion Nancy Wilson, Humboldt, Hettie and Junior Wilson, Humboldt, Brandy and Zach Brinkmeyer and TyRell Roberts, all of rural Savonburg; great-grandchildren Sydney and Sadie Houk, Rylee and Randi Wilson, all of Humboldt, Shaylea and Brayce Brinkmeyer, rural Savonburg; one brother-in-law, Glenn Roberts and wife Ginger, rural Savonburg, three nieces, Barbara Money, Loganville, Ga., Patricia Mix, Troy, Mo., Paula Goff, Savonburg; three nephews, Michael Evans and Brad Evans, Atlanta, Ga., and John Roberts, rural Savonburg. Okah was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister, Mildred Evans, one brother-inlaw, Jack Evans, and a daughter-in-law Loretta Roberts. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Leanna Christian Church. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorials may be left to the Rider Relief Fund (Foundation to assist with injured Rodeo Athletes) or the American Stroke Association. Memorial gifts may be left with the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola. To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence, go to www.iolafuneral.com.

Ferry toll 86, 220 missing JINDO, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Park Geunhye said today the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed “unforgivable, murderous behavior,” while criticism of her own government’s handling of the

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IHS band gets invite to the Alama Bowl Iola High School’s marching band will perform in the Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antoni, Texas, on Dec. 30 in a game featuring Big 12 and Pacific 12 teams. The invitation came from WorldStrides Heritage Performance programs. The IHS band will join others from across the country in the halftime show finale of the college bowl game. An invitation to perform at the Alamo Bowl is an honor reserved only for the most talented student performers from across the nation, noted IHS director Matt Kleopfer. Under Kleopfer’s direction, the Iola March-

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ing Mustangs will travel to San Antonio where they will rehearse with the mass band and learn from nationally acclaimed judges. In their free time, students will take in the sights of the historic city. In his two years at IHS, the Marching Mustangs have gone from a parade band to an energetic and creative competitive marching band, taking third place at their first regional competition in over 20 years. This will be their first bowl game performance. Upcoming fundraisers include the Iola Bands Practice Marathon on May 3 on the Iola square.

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HILLSBORO, Kan. (AP) — A former sixterm Kansas House member died Friday following an ultralight plane crash near his hometown, authorities said. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported that 69-year-old Donald Dahl was flying at low altitude at 1:45 p.m. Friday when he ran into a tree branch 2 miles south of Hillsboro. The plane fell to the ground near a pond and flipped upside down into the water. Dahl later died at a local hospital. The retired U.S. Navy officer served in the House as a Republican from 1997 through 2008, including the last two years as speaker

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pro tem, the No. 3 position in the chamber. He also was Donald Dahl chairman of the House Commerce and Labor Committee for four years and was a member of the state’s Supreme Court Nominating Commission. Gov. Sam Brownback appointed Dahl in December to the nine-member nominating commission, which screens applications for Supreme Court vacancies, interviews the finalists and picks three finalists for the governor to consider.

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— USD 257 special School Board meeting, 3 p.m., district office.

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— Allen County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse commissioner’s room. — Iola Kiwanis Club, noon, ACC student center. — Allen County Regional Hospital trustees meeting, 7 p.m., meeting room at Allen County Regional Hospital. — Allen County Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., Funston meeting hall.

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Legislators unaware of ramifications of school finance bill Many more Kansans than just public school teachers are riled up about a bill eliminating due-process rights. Since the school-finance bill that eroded teacher rights passed both chambers of the Legislature on April 6, some GOP leaders have argued that provision doesn’t do what it does. Did they know what they were voting for or not? Either way, that’s poor lawmaking worthy of embarrassment as well as a veto. House Speaker Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, said on Facebook last week that “the bill does not eliminate due-process rights for teachers” and “ensures that any notification of a nonrenewal of contract will continue to list the reasons for that decision.” But days later, after research and inquiries by The (Wichita) Eagle’s Dion Lefler,

Merrick’s office sent a memo to Republican lawmakers conceding that districts were “no longer required to document the specific reasons for the termination.” Oops. Merrick also has emphasized that teachers still can challenge their termination if they think they were fired for exercising a constitutional right. But in 1957 the Kansas Supreme Court said the state had a duty “to protect competent and worthy instructors and other members of the teaching profession against unjust dismissal of any kind — political, religious or personal, and secure for them teaching conditions which will encourage their growth in the full practice of their profession, unharried by constant pressure and fear.” It’s that greater degree of protection that the Legisla-

The amendment eliminating due-process rights for K-12 teachers was necessary to assure passage of the larger school-funding bill. ... If so, you’d expect proponents at least to be clear on what the provision did, both before and after the vote. No doubt committee hearings would have helped, but lawmakers skipped that step. ture just took away, which is why teachers feel vulnerable as well as disrespected. Saying that districts still could agree to due-process rights via contract negotiation is no guarantee that they will. The amendment eliminating due-process rights for K-12 teachers was necessary to assure passage of the larger school-funding bill, according to some conservatives. If

so, you’d expect proponents at least to be clear on what the provision did, both before and after the vote. No doubt committee hearings would have helped, but lawmakers skipped that step. The rush job of a bill has riled up many more Kansans than just public school teachers for multiple reasons, with no guarantee that it will satisfy the Kansas Supreme

Court’s narrow order to restore equalization funding between wealthy and poor school districts. And it’s been weird to watch Gov. Sam Brownback’s contradictory responses to the bill. Ads linked to his reelection campaign have applauded the bill’s passage and implied he’s all for it. In Emporia on Monday morning he said he would sign the bill. Yet during a Monday afternoon appearance at Wichita State University he said he would consider vetoing the entire bill because of the tenure provision, and also said he was not ready to say whether he would veto or sign the bill. Unfortunately, a veto seems unlikely, as does the prospect of a follow-up bill undoing the harmful anti-teacher provision. — The Wichita Eagle

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Poll: No frontrunner in GOP field By DAVID LIGHTMAN McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton isn’t only the strong front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, but she’s well ahead of every potential Republican rival, according to a new McClatchy-Marist Poll. The former secretary of state rolled up support from majorities of voters when pitted against eight different Republicans. Though Clinton isn’t saying whether she will seek the White House, her supporters have been raising money and promoting her candidacy. The race for the Republican nomination is a free-forall, with five possible contenders in a virtual tie. Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, who was virtually deadlocked with Clinton as recently as December, has regained some political strength after stumbling early this year but remains far behind the Democrat. “Hillary Clinton is jogging around the track by herself as far as the Democratic field is concerned. Republicans are all in the starting blocks,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York, which conducted the poll. Clinton was the only Democrat in the poll. Among Republicans, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas and former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida — who last won their governorships in 2002 — each were named as the top choice of 13 percent of Republicans or Republican leaners. Right behind at 12 percent each were Christie, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. A host of others, generally

well regarded in Republican circles but barely known outside their home states, are far behind. In single digits were: • Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, 7 percent. • Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, 5 percent. • Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, 4 percent each. • Former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, 3 percent each. • Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, less than 1 percent. No one comes close to Clinton. Ryan does best, getting 43 percent against her 51 percent. Voters may see Ryan as “having a more serious policy focus,” Miringoff said. Ryan was instrumental earlier this year in crafting a two-year budget compro-

mise with Democrats. Among those who give him strong support are moderate voters. The Republican once thought most capable of winning in 2016 was Christie. He was re-elected in November with substantial support among constituencies that traditionally vote Democratic, notably women and Hispanics. He quickly stumbled, however, thanks to reports that officials close to him were instrumental in closing some of the lanes that link Fort Lee, N.J., to the George Washington Bridge in order to retaliate against a local mayor who wouldn’t help Christie. This month he would lose to Clinton by 53 percent to 42 percent, but that’s a notable improvement from the 21 percentage point gap between them two months ago.

With Russian troops amassed along its border and Kremlin-backed separatists in control of major cities in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev is facing the gravest threat to its survival since the breakup of the former Soviet Union a generation ago. Unless the United States and its allies can persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to step back from using the unrest there as a pretext for military intervention, it looks more likely than ever that eastern Ukraine could suffer the same fate as Crimea, which Russia annexed last month in a blatant violation of international law. There’s virtually no chance that the United Nations will honor Ukrainian authorities’ appeal for troops to support the weak and disorganized government in Kiev. Russia is one of five permanent members on the Security Council and would surely veto any such resolution. Nor is NATO likely to come to Kiev’s aid. If Ukraine is to oust the militants and prevent them from further dismembering the country, it will have to do so on its own, but Washington and the European Union need to give it all the support they can muster through diplomacy, money and non-lethal military aid. On Tuesday, Ukrainian authorities announced they were sending army units to drive Russia’s proxies from the government buildings and facilities they occupy in the country’s eastern region. It was the first offensive operation the government has undertaken to block a reprise of Moscow’s takeover of Crimea, which it accomplished virtually without firing a shot. But if the operation results in heavy civilian casualties — as it easily could given that the “separatists” include Russian special operations troops masquerading as local citizens — it risks bolstering the Kremlin narrative that the region’s Russian-speaking population is in danger and needs Moscow’s protection. Putin obviously feels he has the upper hand in the situation despite the imposition of sanctions by the United States and the European Union on assets held abroad by a handful of his close advisers and sycophants. But Putin might feel differently if Western governments went after Russia’s real oligarchs, the billionaires who buy assets in the West like expensive real estate in London, New York and Miami for the sole purpose of having a place to stash their ill-gotten gains — and who could care less about Ukraine. It’s those

people who Putin needs to keep happy, and they won’t be if Western governments start freezing their bank accounts and seizing their condos and cars. PRESIDENT OBAMA has been criticized by conservatives for not waving the bloody shirt and rattling sabers to make a show of his resolve. But blundering into a military confrontation with a nuclear-armed Russia would be a losing hand for the U.S. and NATO; eventually the West would have to back down, leaving Putin in a stronger position than he was before. Instead, Obama’s strategy should be to make Putin the one who has to back down by using the crisis to demonstrate the Russian president’s failures as a leader and political weakness at home. Even more than stripping Russia’s oligarchs of their wealth, tough Western sanctions against the country’s energy sector and arms manufacturers would have a devastating effect on an economy based on extractive industries. The West needs to make clear to Putin that it not only has the capacity to bring Russia’s primary economic engine to a grinding halt but that if it does, the repercussions will be severe enough to threaten even his own hold on power. That ultimately may be the only thing Putin really cares about, which is why U.S. and European leaders need to speak with one voice to convince him the West absolutely is not bluffing about what will happen if he continues his reckless military adventure in Ukraine. That’s a far more serious challenge to his position than any Western military move could pose, and over the long run it’s also a gambit the West is certain to win. President Obama has given Putin an “off ramp” from the disaster he’s courting, and if he chooses to take it the West should be gracious in allowing him to save face. But if not, the United States and the European Union need to be ready to pound the stuffing out of the Russian economy and isolate Putin politically at home and abroad so that even his control of state media won’t be able to undo the damage to his power and prestige. Kicking him out of the G-8 was a good first step in that direction. Sooner or later the long-suffering Russian people will realize for themselves how little the Kremlin’s corrupt and autocratic rule has done for them, and Russia’s economy is Putin’s Achilles’ heel. — The Baltimore Sun


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cision. “And even with the governor’s best intentions, the widest diversity of information and opinion on this issue I think can be gleaned from 125 representatives and 40 senators each answering to their own constituency,” Rubin said. But supporters note that expanding Medicaid would provide health coverage to about 78,000 Kansas residents. “There’s just so many people out there that are

suffering, and in poor health, and don’t have the access to the health care that they need and have a right to. And this would allow them to get the care they need and it also would provide a benefit as far as resources go,” McGivern said. Some provisions in the bill set deadlines for the state’s Medicaid program to pay health care providers. Last year, the state turned over the administration of the program to three private health insurance companies, and some providers complained that they

weren’t getting paid for the services they provide as promptly as in the past. Senators added the extended ban on expanding Medicaid during their debate on the measure. “There were no opportunities for people who have a stake in Medicaid expansion to come in and talk about it,” said Rep. Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat, who helped draft the promptpayment provisions but strongly opposes the measure blocking a Medicaid expansion.

Funds: Courts review schools Continued from A1 ures even before the bill was signed, proclaiming the governor’s ability to push the bill through. Road Map Solutions, a nonprofit group supporting Brownback, began airing the ad late last week, said David Kensinger, the group’s president. It’s running on cable and broadcast stations in Topeka and Wichita, and will continue through at least early next week. Kensinger said the group plans to spend between $80,000 and $90,000. “It’s a big accomplishment,” Kensinger said of the bill’s passage. “We wanted to make sure that people know about it.” The Republican governor has kept his intentions to himself, despite making statements during stops at state universities touting investments in research and other programs. He was to appear Monday at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan., to tout legislative approval of $25 million in bonding authority for a new education building. John Robb, a Newton attorney who represented the four school districts and associated parents in the 2010 lawsuit, was still studying

the bill to get a read on its impact. “I suppose the governor can take a victory lap for the equity piece and wait for the lower court to rule on the adequacy piece,” Robb said. The Kansas Supreme Court remanded the case back to a three-judge district court panel to determine if overall education spending, currently more than $3 billion in state dollars, was adequate to satisfy the constitution. Robb thinks the lower court will move quickly to review the funding bill, but said those changes could impact how overall funding is viewed. He said new provisions allow certain districts to leverage more in local property taxes. Brownback praised the plan immediately after its passage, pointing to the new dollars for schools. But the Kansas National Education Association, the state’s largest teachers’ union and a vocal critic of the plan, has said the issue is not money but protecting due process for teachers. The funding plan eliminates the right for teachers who’ve been in the classroom at least three years to have an administrative hearing if they are facing dis-

missal from their jobs. KNEA argues that administrators in the future won’t be required to give a reason for firing a teacher, regardless if the reason is because of performance or expressing their political or religious views. Brownback was still not commenting on the teacher tenure provisions Thursday, saying, “We’ve got further reviews going on.” Tallman said the organization’s legal staff was advising school boards to “exercise caution” regarding tenure. “This goes beyond what any of our members, frankly, thought was possible,” he said. “It may have to work its way through the courts.” KNEA officials have vowed to challenge the law if a tenured teacher is dismissed using the new language going forward. Robb said provisions regarding tenure and changes to the teacher licensing process were “unfortunate collateral damage and I don’t know that they play into what the court will review.” “They were just totally unnecessary components to the bill. The only reason they are there is to punish teachers and schools,” he said.

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chine approached $1 million, but “we got a good price” at $528,000, he said. ACRH’s CT scan is used for a variety of examinations, including cardiac scans, of which “we’d like to do more,” Cavazos said. “We are working to make area

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doctors aware that we have cardiac capabilities.” Patients find the new CT scan more comfortable, particularly for those who suffer from claustrophobia. It has a short opening, rather than a full-body tube usually found with a magnetic resonance

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top high-altitude guide can earn $6,000 in a three-month climbing season, nearly 10 times Nepal’s $700 average annual salary. The avalanche came just as climbing was to begin in earnest, with mountaineers set to begin moving above base camp and slowly acclimatizing to the altitude on the world’s highest mountain. Most attempts to reach the 29,035-foot summit occur in midMay, when weather is at its most favorable. Since the avalanche, the Sherpas have expressed anger that there has not been a bigger response from Nepal’s government, which profits from the permit fees charged to the climbing expeditions. Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said Sherpa guides are considering a climbing boycott to press their demands. Without the guides, it would be nearly impossible for expedition teams to continue. Tshering said there were about 400 foreign climbers from 39 expedition teams on the mountain and equal number of Sherpa guides, along with many more support staff such as cooks, cleaners and porters in the base camp. The Tourism Ministry, which handles the mountaineering affairs, said it has not been told of any cancellations by expedition teams. Some Sherpas had already left the mountain by today, either joining the boycott or mourning their friends and colleagues. The government has announced an emergency aid of 40,000 rupees ($415) for the families of the deceased climbers, but the Sherpas are demanding better treatment. The “Sherpa guides are heating up, emotions are running wild and demands are being made to the government to share the wealth with the Sher-

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Allen Community College’s baseball team didn’t meet all of its goals over the weekend. “We were hoping to win at least two out of these four” against Fort Scott, head coach Val McLean said. “That didn’t happen.” But, the Red Devils were able to win the finale of the four-game, weekend series, which puts ACC in line for a potential playoff berth. Allen’s 4-1 win gave the Red Devils a split of Saturday’s doubleheader — they lost the opener, 10-5 — and puts ACC at 7-25 in Jayhawk Conference Eastern Division play, the same record as Highland and one game above Labette in the standings. The three teams are vying for the eighth and final playoff spot. Allen holds a tie-breaker over Highland, courtesy of the teams’ head-to-head record this season. “This puts us in eighth,” McLean said, “for now.” Both teams have four Eastern Division games remaining this season. Allen hosts Kansas City, Kan., for two games Thursday before returning to KCK for another doubleheader Saturday.

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Allen Community College’s Trever Kreifel picks up a key win Saturday against Fort Scott. Allen’s 4-1 win puts ACC on the cusp of a playoff berth. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN Highland takes on Johnson County in a four-game series starting Thursday, while La-

Allen’s Camdon Myers, right, slides safely into second against Fort Scott Saturday in a 4-1 victory. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

bette plays Cowley. SALVAGING THE final game of the four-game slate against Fort Scott — the Greyhounds swept a pair against the Red Devils Thursday — was keyed by Trever Kreifel’s ability to pitch out of jams. Kreifel surrendered only two hits in six innings of work. But he walked seven, hit two others and threw 122 pitches. “Trever was effectively wild,” McLean said. “That’s the best way to say it. He pitched a good game. He gave up only a couple of hits, but way too many walks. But he was able to pitch out of those

jams.” The Greyhounds stranded 14 runners; four times they left the bases loaded when the third out was recorded. In keeping with Mah’s standard, a pair of relievers also escaped prickly jams. Taylor Mah came on with the bases loaded and two down in the seventh. He induced a pop fly to first from Fort Scott’s Parker O’Dell. “That was a big, big out,” McLean said. Keil Stauffer then picked up the save, but not before trouble beckoned once again in the ninth. A one-out single and walk See ALLEN | Page B4

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yordano Ventura lived up to his nickname of “Ace” in two dazzling starts to begin his season. He showed Sunday that he’s still learning to be a big league pitcher. The Royals’ flame-throwing youngster had all sorts of problems in an 8-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins. Ventura walked four, threw a wild pitch and committed an error when he tried to pick off a runner at first base. “There’s going to be some days he’s going to struggle with his command and there’s some days he’s going to be great,” manager Ned Yost said. “He’s day-to-day to duplicate his mechanics. When he repeats his mechanics, he makes it look easy.” When he doesn’t, well, he looks a lot like he did against the Twins. “I tried to correct, to make adjustments,” Ventura said through Bruce Chen, his translator. “It’s not every day that I can make the pitches, but I wanted to go deep and help the team.” The Royals had won five in a row since getting swept by the Twins last weekend. “They capitalized on mistakes,” designated hitter Billy Butler said. “We won the series and we were going for a sweep, but it didn’t happen and now we’re getting ready for Cleveland. We’re starting to hit the ball and the starting pitching is there. We’re going in the right direction.” See ROYALS | Page B4

Iola vaulter matches personal best Wilson wins at Anderson Co.

Sluggers give a boost The SEK Sluggers, a local traveling youth softball team, teamed with Modern Woodmen of America, a non-profit life insurance organization, to benefit the Iola Recreation Department. The Sluggers raised $1,652.30 by working concessions at a recent Rec Department-sponsored dodgeball tournament, which was complimented by a $1,500 matching fund check from Modern Woodmen. Presenting the check to the Rec Department Saturday, were, front from left, Maddie Collins, Amy Smith, Addison Oberley, Sydney Barker, Savannah Crellin and Sierra Snavely; and second from left, Kristi Sutherland of the Rec Department, Modern Woodmen agent Josh Oberley and Jason Bauer of the Rec Department. The funds will be used for improvements to batting cages at Riverside Park. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Portland wins Game 1 in OT HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Aldridge fouled out with about a minute left in overtime

and Lillard, who was making his playoff debut, took over. He scored the next five points for Portland and put the Trail Blazers on top by one point with a pair of free throws with 17 seconds left. Joel Freeland made one of two free throws seconds later to give the Blazers the win in their first trip to the postseason since 2011. See NBA | Page B4

GARNETT — Iola High’s Michael Wilson got in some extra pole vault work Thursday, and wound up matching a personal record in the process. Wilson won the pole vault at Thursday’s Anderson County Invitational by clearing 12 feet, his best mark of the season. He also cleared 12 feet as a junior. Wilson competed at the Anderson County meet after not being allowed to do the pole vault the previous week in Parsons. “Since Parsons had no pole vault competition, we asked if (Anderson County) would allow Michael to vault,” IHS head track coach Marv Smith said. Because Wilson was not officially a part of the competition, he did not receive a gold medal for his work. “But he has a pot full of gold,” Smith said. “Vaulting in competition was better for him than a practice at this point in the season.”

At right, Iola High’s Michael Wilson clears the pole vault bar at a track meet last week in Coffeyville. On Thursday, Wilson won the pole vault at a meet in Anderson County. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN


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Miss America defends student YORK, Pa. (AP) — Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-andanswer portion of an assembly. The York Dispatch reported Sunday that Nina Davuluri posted a statement on the Miss America Organization’s Facebook page saying she contacted Central York High School to ask officials to rethink the three-day in-school suspension issued to 18-year-old Patrick Farves. Davuluri says her travel schedule will prevent her from attending the dance with Farves. School officials knew Farves intended to ask her to prom and warned him not to do it. Fellow students cheered afterward, but Farves was suspended for misbehaving. He apologized for disrupting Thursday’s event. Davuluri was there to talk about the importance of science, technology, engineering and math studies.

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Help needed for carpal tunnel syndrome Dear Dr. Roach: In August 2013, I had surgery on my right wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome. The numbness in my fingers has not changed. Now I’m faced with the same problem in my left hand. I’m going to forget surgery, seeing as it wasn’t successful in my right hand. I decided to go to an acupuncturist for laser treatments. I also had a cortisone shot. Neither of these has helped. Do you know of a solution for my problem? — P.M. Answer: Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by compression on the median nerve, as it runs down the arm through a “tunnel” of bone and connective tissue deep in the wrist. It may cause pain, numbness and weakness of the wrist and hand. The thumb and middle three fingers are most often

Dr. Keith Roach To Your Good Health affected. In advanced cases, the hand muscles may become atrophied. The sooner the pressure on the nerve is relieved, the more likely there will not be permanent nerve damage. It sounds to me like the first surgery was not done soon enough to prevent damage. If that’s the case, then surgery on your left hand, done sooner after the onset of symptoms, might prevent the long-term numbness present in your right hand. However, it’s possible that the diagnosis was wrong or that the surgery might not have been effective, even if done promptly.

Crash interrupts Easter concert; leaves 21 injured FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said. The Lexus sedan struck the Second Haitian Baptist Church at around 8 p.m. Sunday, when there were about 200 people inside, Lt. Victor Medico said. When officers arrived at the scene, church members used car jacks to lift the vehicle off of people who were trapped underneath, according to the News-Press of Fort Myers. Investigators were looking into the crash even though they believe it was “an unfortunate traffic accident.” “Everybody was sitting and the service started and then ‘BING’ the car came in,” said Jean Corjeles, who was in the church when the crash happened. “So many people are injured,” he said. Medico said the driver, a young woman, told investigators she was looking for a parking spot when the car malfunctioned and it drove “straight into the building,” adding that she said the car’s brakes malfunctioned. Even though the car drove through an exterior wall and into the

building, the structure isn’t in danger of collapsing, said both Medico and Benjamin Abes, Lee County’s EMS operations chief. Lee Memorial health System spokeswoman Mary Biggs said 18 people were taken to Lee County hospitals and one was discharged late Sunday.

At least one study of needle acupuncture showed that it is as effective as a cortisone injection. This study excluded people who already had fixed numbness in the fingers, who are less likely to be helped by any treatment. I have not found any evidence that laser treatment is effective. My advice is to first be sure of the diagnosis. An EMG test is a study of nerve function, which can confirm the diagnosis and may be able to predict how much damage there is and provide guidance on treatment. If damage is not too severe, other treatments, such as splinting, medication, yoga or ultrasound may be helpful. If advanced, surgery done quickly still may be your best bet. Dear Dr. Roach: My husband might have an ear condition called cholesteatoma. He had a CT scan, and the specialist recommended an MRI. The specialist is not sure if it is cholesteatoma or fluid, and cannot proceed without an MRI, which my husband does not want to do. What are the consequences of not doing anything? He no longer has pain and feels it has gotten better. He already has permanent ear damage and cannot hear without hearing aids. He is 78 years old. — B.M.

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Answer: Cholesteatomas are cysts of the tympanic membrane (eardrum), which fill up with keratin, the major protein of the skin. They aren’t strictly tumors, but they behave like tumors, as they can progressively grow and even erode important structures, like the bones of the middle ear, and even grow through the bone into the brain. Very rarely, this can cause infection and abscess in the brain. Because of the possibility of serious complications, it is important to make the diagnosis. Most commonly, an ENT doctor is able to make the diagnosis during an exam after a careful cleaning of the area. Sometimes the diagnosis is in doubt. Other possibilities do include cancer of the nose and throat, and infection. I’m not sure why your husband doesn’t want to proceed with MRI, but I would recommend doing so. Getting a second opinion also is a reasonable option. Once the condition is correctly diagnosed, then the proper treatment can be decided upon. Most cholesteatomas need surgery in order to be completely removed and to prevent further destruction of tissue.

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NBA: Playoffs start Continued from B1

Game 2 is Wednesday night in Houston. Aldridge also had 18 rebounds and two blocks. James Harden and Dwight Howard each scored 27 points for Houston, and Howard grabbed 15 rebounds. WIZARDS 102, BULLS 93

CHICAGO (AP) — Nene dominated with 24 points, Trevor Ariza scored 18, and Washington rallied from 13 down to beat Chicago in its playoff opener. John Wall scored 16 in his postseason debut. Marcin Gortat added 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the fifth-seeded Wizards pulled out the victory even though they

Sports Calendar Iola High School Baseball/Softball Today, JV baseball vs. WELLSVILLE, 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Wellsville, 4:30 p.m. Friday, at Humboldt Tournament, TBA. High School Tennis Friday, at Chanute, 3 p.m. High School Golf Today, JV at Anderson County, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Osawatomie, 1 p.m. High School Track Friday, at Fredonia, 3 p.m. Middle School Track Wednesday, at Chanute, 3:30 p.m. Middle School Golf Today, at Mound City, 3 p.m.

Humboldt High School Baseball/Softball Friday, HUMBOLDT TOURNAMENT, TBA High School Track Friday, at Pitt State Relays High School Golf Tuesday, at Fredonia

Crest High School Track Thursday, SCC Invitational (at Burlington)

Southern Coffey Co. High School Track Today, Waverly Invitational (at Burlington) Thursday, SCC INVITATIONAL (at Burlington)

Marmaton Valley High School Baseball/Softball Today, vs. UNIONTOWN High School High School Track Tuesday, at Waverly High School Golf Monday, at Oswego Tuesday, JV at West Franklin

Yates Center High School Baseball/Softball April 28, at Burlington High School Track Friday, at Fredonia High School Golf Tuesday, at Fredonia

Allen Baseball Wednesday, vs. HUTCHINSON, 3 p.m. Thursday, KANSAS CITY, KAN., 3 p.m. Softball Wednesday, COTTEY COLLEGE, 2 p.m.

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looked like they were ready to be blown out. They cut a 13-point deficit to one in the third and trailed by three going into the fourth, before outscoring Chicago 18-6 over the final six minutes to come out on top in their first playoff appearance since 2008. Game 2 is Tuesday. HEAT 99, BOBCATS 88

MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points, Dwyane Wade added 23 and Miami used a late charge to beat Charlotte in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series. Chris Bosh scored 13 points and James Jones had 12 for the Heat. Game 2 of the best-ofseven series is Wednesday. Kemba Walker scored 20 points for the Bobcats, who led by nine early and led again in the third. Al Jefferson missed eight of his final 13 shots after getting hurt in the first quarter. He finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Bobcats, who got 17 from Gary Neal and 15 from Josh McRoberts. Miami sealed it with an 18-4 run in the fourth, all but three of those points coming with James getting a rest. SPURS 90, MAVERICKS 85

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and San Antonio held Dallas to one field goal in the final seven minutes to win Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. The Mavericks also went scoreless for 5? minutes during that stretch, their lone field goal coming as time expired. Tony Parker had 21 points, and Manu Ginobili added 17. Kawhi Leonard had 11 points and 10 rebounds and Tiago Splitter pulled down 11 rebounds for top-seeded San Antonio, which has won 10 straight against Dallas.

Boxer, ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies By GREG BEACHAM The Associated Press

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.= For 19 long years, the prizefighter was locked in a prison cell far away from the spotlight and the adulation of the boxing ring. But when he at last won his biggest fight — for exoneration — he betrayed little bitterness. Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other injustices. The middleweight title contender, whose murder convictions became an international symbol of racial in-

justice and inspired a Bob Dylan s o n g and a Rubin H o l l y - “Hurricane” w o o d Carter film, died Sunday. He was 76. The New Jersey native, who had suffered from prostate cancer, died in his sleep at his home in Toronto, said John Artis, his former co-defendant and longtime friend and caregiver. Carter “didn’t have any bitterness or anger — he kind of got above it all. That was his great strength,” said Thom Kidrin, who became friends with Carter after visiting him several times in prison. The boxer, a former petty criminal, became an undersized 160-pound contender

and earned his nickname largely on his ferocity and punching power. Although never a world champion, Carter went 27-12-1 with 19 knockouts, memorably stopping two-division champ Emile Griffith in the first round in 1963. He also fought for a middleweight title in 1964, losing a unanimous decision to Joey Giardello. But his boxing career came to an abrupt end when he was imprisoned for three 1966 murders committed at a tavern in Paterson, N.J. He was convicted in 1967 and again in 1976 before being freed in 1985, when his convictions were thrown out after years of appeals. He then became a prominent public advocate for the wrongfully convicted from his new home in Canada.

Boston Marathon begins

BOSTON (AP) — The 118th running of the Boston Marathon has begun amid heavy security a year after the bombings near the race’s finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others. The race began at 8:50 a.m. today for mobilityimpaired marathoners and at 9:32 for elite women. The elite male runners started at 10. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said at the starting line in Hopkinton that officials are trying to keep a traditional family feel to the marathon while maintaining tight security. A moment of silence was observed and “America the Beautiful” was played over a loudspeaker before the start.

Royals: Twins end KC winning streak Continued from B1

Josmil Pinto homered and Trevor Plouffe and Kurt Suzuki each drove in a pair of runs to back Phil Hughes (11), who won for the first time since last July 2. Hughes allowed three runs on nine hits in six-plus innings while ending a personal eightgame losing streak. Hughes’ solid showing came after he had allowed 12 earned runs in his first 15 innings with Minnesota. The former All-Star had not gotten past the sixth since July 13, when he was still a member of the New York Yankees and was facing his current team. It helped that the Twins staked him to an early lead. After they went 1 for 8 with runners in scoring position in a 5-4 loss

Saturday, Plouffe came through with a double in the Twins’ first opportunity Sunday. His drive into the gap in right was enough to score Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer and give Minnesota a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Twins added on in the fourth. After Suzuki walked, the Royals were unable to turn a double play on a grounder by Aaron Hicks. Ventura then threw the ball away trying to pick him off first, and a wild pitch put Hicks on third base. Eduardo Escobar’s single scored the run. Ventura was finally pulled from the game in the fifth, when the 22-year-old right-hander gave up a leadoff triple to Plouffe and a single to Chris Colabello. He

allowed four runs on six hits and four walks in four-plus innings, a line that looks even uglier after two dominant outings in which he allowed a combined one run on six hits against Tampa Bay and Houston. “Against a tough kid, we’ve never seen him before, throws the living fire out of the ball, great fastball, good changeup, we made him work a little bit,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Got a couple early, which was huge, and the Hughes did a really nice job.” The Royals bullpen, which had thrown 14 straight scoreless innings, never gave their offense a chance to get Ventura off the hook. Pinto’s homer came off Louis Coleman later

in the fifth, and Justin Marks — making his big league debut — allowed three more runs in the seventh. Escobar’s two-run shot later in the seventh knocked Hughes from the game, but relievers Brian Duensing, Casey Fien and Glen Perkins made sure his long losing streak would finally end. “It’s good, a good feeling,” Hughes said. “Someone brought up last July or something since my last win. Definitely nice to get that one and hopefully get on a little bit of a run.” The Royals open a four-game series tonight in Cleveland with RHP Jeremy Guthrie on the mound. The Twins are off before their three-game set against the Rays.

Allen: Red Devils earn split against Greyhounds Continued from B1

put runners on first and second before Fort Scott loaded the bases on a controversial call at third base. Allen shortstop Levi Ashmore ranged far to his right to field a ground ball by Fort Scott’s Josh Griffith. He threw to third for a potential force play, but the umpire called the runner safe. McLean argued to no avail. Red Devil catcher Drew Walden then made the defensive play of the game. He spun around and made a nifty, spinning catch as Austin Oakes’ pop foul fell just in front of the backstop. “Drew’s play was huge,” McLean said. “It was just a great, great play.” Stauffer ended the game by retiring O’Dell on a fly ball to center. “Keil made it a little exciting, but he did a good job,” McLean said. Allen wasted little time in seizing the upper hand. Ashmore singled to lead off the first and scored on Kyle Foster’s base hit. Chase Egelston followed with a double to score Foster. A bases-loaded hit by pitch allowed Fort Scott to close the gap to 2-1 in the top of the third. Foster re-established the two run lead with a solo home run in the bottom

fin both singled once. Zachary Maskill also pitched for Allen, giving up two walks in twothirds of an inning with a strikeout. Mah pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit. Stauffer walked one and allowed a hit in his inning of work.

Allen Community College’s Clint Heffern is upside down after stumbling while rounding first base Saturday. Heffern was a key offensive and defensive contributor as the Red Devils split a doubleheader against visiting Fort Scott. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN of the inning giving Allen the 3-1 lead. Clint Heffern singled to lead off the fifth for the Red Devils. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a ground ball before scoring on a fielding error by Fort Scott’s shortstop. “Clint has started hitting the ball well,” McLean said. “He’d been struggling all season, but he had a good day to-

day, in both games.” Heffern also made a pair of nifty plays at second, including a key double play in the top of the eighth. Foster’s 3-for-4 performance at the plate led the Allen offense, including a home run. Ashmore and Walden both singled twice, while Egelston and Trey Francis both had doubles. Heffern and Austin Grif-

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FORT SCOTT seized control of Saturday’s opener with a four-run third against Allen starter Derek Pike. The Red Devils, conversely, scored in five separate innings, but could never plate more than one run in any of them. Cole Slusser had an RBI single in the

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second, Walden’s single drove in a run in the third and Kreifel homered to lead off the fifth to pull ACC to within 7-4. Walden’s solo shot in the bottom of the seventh reduced Fort Scott’s lead 10-5. Pike took the loss, giving up seven hits and two walks in five innings. He struck out three. Logan Bausch pitched two innings of relief, giving up three hits with a strikeout. Walden went 2-for-4 with a home run. Heffern singled twice. Kreifel homered, while Maruo chipped in with a double. Ashmore, Camdon Myers and Slusser added

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