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FBI probes ex-aide to Gov. Brownback
Suspected of profiting from relationship By JOHN HANNA Associated Press
City tree sale Saturday By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register
Iola’s spring tree sale, an annual event since 1991, starts at 8 a.m., Saturday at Riverside Park. About 65 trees and 20 bushes will be offered at $28 each for trees and $18 for bushes. They will arrive late this week from a nursery in Park Hill, Okla. Sales are not restricted to Iola residents, and will be made on a first-come, firstserved basis. Trees will be about five feet tall and come in five-gallon
containers; bushes smaller and in three-gallon containers. Container size is an important feature when it comes to transplanting, said Tim McDonnell, community forestry coordinator with Kansas State Extension Service in Haysville. “A lot of people tend to plant a new tree too deep,” McDonnell told the Register. “You don’t want the tree to be any deeper than how it sits in its container.” Another tip, he said, is to check for spiraling of the root
system within the container, a concern commonly overlooked. “Cut off any roots that are spiraling,” McDonnell advised. “If you don’t the roots will continue like that,” and not spread out as they should. Watering is important, but initially not as much as some people may think, he added. It is important, though, not to let a young tree’s root system dry out. With young trees, including those just planted, once-aweek watering usually is sufficient, he said. See TREES | Page A6
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The FBI is examining whether Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s former chief of staff and a lobbying and consulting firm he helped found are trading on their ties to the governor to benefit themselves and others financially, a person familiar with the inquiry told The Associated Press on Monday. The person said the agency has been looking for several months into the activities of Brownback confidante David Kensinger and his Topeka firm, Parallel Strategies, which he and two former Brownback staffers formed last year. The person said the FBI had interviewed multiple people. The person is not a law enforcement officer and insisted on anonymity because the person is not authorized to speak publicly about the FBI’s inquiry. The existence of the investigation was first reported by The Topeka Capital-Journal on Sunday. The person who spoke with AP said the FBI is ex-
amining the aftermath of the Brownback administration’s decision to turn over the management of the state’s Medicaid program for the needy and disabled to Kansas subsidiaries of three large health insurance companies. One of the three firms awarded management of the program at the time employed a lobbyist, Matt Hickam, who was a former partner of Kensinger at another lobbying firm. Kensinger declined to comment. His partners in Parallel Strategies, Riley Scott and George Stafford, did not return telephone messages Sunday and Monday. Hickam also did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said the administration has had no contact with the FBI and no indication that it’s conducting an investigation. “We have heard absolutely nothing,” Hawley said. “This is a lot of rumor and innuendo, and we’re not going to comment on it.” FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said the agency never See FBI | Page A2
Board continues on Coming up short Iola seeks increase in county funding for EMS with fair funding By KAYLA BANZET The Iola Register
It was a light agenda Monday night at the USD 257 board meeting. Board members agreed to continue participating in Schools for Fair Funding. Schools for Fair Funding was created to restore balance to funding in school districts. It is a coalition of more than 50 school districts representing Kansas students. It helps protect K-12 learning within
communities. They are the group that filed a lawsuit against the state of Kansas to provide equal funding. “We’ve been in it this far, I see it as a necessity to continue,” board member Buck Quincy said. Lincoln Elementary Principal Larry Hart said the school has had problems with vandalism. “There has been a group of older kids gathering on the playground after school See USD 257 | Page A6
Denying expansion of Medicaid costing state By JIM MCLEAN KHI News Service
TOPEKA — The decision by Gov. Sam Brownback and Republican legislative leaders not to expand Medicaid is denying care to thousands and costing Kansas hospitals millions of dollars, participants in a panel discussion said on Monday. Randy Peterson, president and chief executive of Stormont-Vail HealthCare in
Topeka, said that hospitals agreed to reductions in reimbursement rates for Medicare and other federal programs in exchange for increasing the number of Americans with private or Medicaid coverage. Negotiators assumed the increase in coverage would more than offset the reductions. “The coverage hasn’t happened; the cuts did happen,” Peterson said. See MEDICAID | Page A6
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By SUSAN LYNN The Iola Register
With hat in hand, Iola representatives plan to ask Allen County commissioners to increase their share of funding to the joint fire and EMS budget, it was decided at the City Council meeting Monday night. The savings to taxpayers from the city/county venture is estimated to be anywhere from $300,000 to $600,000. But the city pays an almost two-to-one ratio for the service, budgeting more than $1.4 million compared to the county’s contribution of $750,000. As is, the city is about $400,000 shy of funds to adequately fund the service. City council members tossed around ideas to raise the money, including raising utility rates or the city sales tax. Utility rates would have to increase about $25 a month per household to make up the shortfall, according to City Administrator Carl Slaugh. An additional half-cent city sales tax would also do the job. But what sticks in the craw of council members is that Iola residents should bear the burden.
“Iolans are getting the short end of the stick,” said Don Becker, council member. “Seems a service for the county should be paid by the county.” Iola’s pledge of $300,000 for 10 years toward the management of Allen County Regional Hospital plus the city’s contribution to install sewer and water lines to the new hospital as well as a transformer, should go a long ways in showing county commissioners Iola’s willingness to support county projects. To date, the city has contributed just shy of $860,000 toward the hospital in sales tax receipts and more than $200,000 for extending utilities. “I don’t see how they can object,” Becker said. Slaugh said he would arrange a meeting between him, Mayor Joel Wicoff, EMS Director Ryan Sell and county commissioners. SHARON BOAN expressed her concerns about parking on the south side of square. Boan said she drives a small car, “and no matter where I park, when I come back to my car some big pickup is parked right beside me, making it very difficult for me to back up. I’ve had almost four
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accidents in one month,” she said. Perhaps just alerting motorists of large vehicles of the dangers they pose by limiting the vision to the drivers of smaller cars will help, Boan said. In some cases, signs are posted for compact cars in order to group them together. Council members gave Boy Scout Troop 18 from Owasso, Okla., permission to spend the night of May 16 in Riverside Park. The troop plans to bike the 50 miles from Iola to Ottawa along the Prairie Spirit Trail in order to complete requirements for a cycle merit badge. In the group will be 15 Scouts and six adults. Neil Phillips of the accounting firm Jarred, Gilmore & Phillips, PA, gave the city a flawless report in its audit, and commended council members for building up reserves. The city has about Neil Phillips $1.3 million set aside in equipment reserves mainly for a new natural gas generator. Phillips noted the advantage of Gates Manufacturing See CITY | Page A2
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Obituary Cregg Turner Cregg Alan Turner, 57, Chanute, passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014, at his home in Chanute. Cregg was born on Aug. 13, 1956, in Chanute, the son of Earl Wallace Turner and Zelma Jane (Davis) Pease. He was united in marriage to Connie Sue Chandler on Aug. 31, 1974, in Chanute. She survives of the home. Cregg worked as a welder for Young’s Welding in Chanute. He was Cregg Turner a welder for 35 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and bowling and participated in softball league for many years. Along with his wife Connie, he is survived by a son, Clint Alan Turner and his wife Alicia, Lawrence; two daughters, Angela Rose Turner and Zoey Mae Turner, Chanute; a grandson, Jaxon Turner; his mother, Zelma Jane Pease, Iola; a sister, Pamala Turner-Noland, Lawrence; and half siblings Virgil Holding Jr., Dawn Parker and Robert Holding. He was preceded in death by his father; and a halfbrother Delbert Holding. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, at the First Baptist Church in Chanute. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Countryside Funeral Home Johnson Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to an Educational Fund for Zoey Mae Turner and may be left with the funeral home. Arrangements are entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home. To leave a special message on-line for the family, visit “www.countrysidefh.com”
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Catlin Chance Sinclair, 23, Iola, was arrested Saturday about three miles west of Iola on U.S. 54 for not wearing a seatbelt, driving while driver’s license is suspended and refusing to submit to a chemical test.
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Tyler E. Walton, 25, Iola, was arrested Saturday on an outstanding warrant from Montgomery County after a traffic stop on U.S. 54 at the west edge of Iola.
911 calls by kids commonplace WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Young children tend to be calmer than adults when they call 911, but emergency dispatchers in Sedgwick County say it’s not always easy to find out why they called, where they are and whether there really is an emergency. Sedgwick County Emergency Communications receives about 10 calls a day from children younger than 10, with two or three of those calls typically coming from children younger than 5, The Wichita Eagle reported. While those calls can take up valuable time, they also can provide information the office can use to refine the lessons given to youngsters about the emergency phone service, dispatchers said. The most important details children can give 911 dispatchers are their address and phone number, said Kim Pennington, director of emergency communications for Sedgwick County. Teaching that information to their kids should be a priority for parents, she said. Often children think they’re talking to firefighters or police officers when they call 911, and dispatchers aren’t
inclined to correct them, said Maj. Laura Meyers, who oversees quality assurance and training for the emergency communications center. “For the most part, they’re very cooperative,” Meyers said. “They will give you the information you ask for. It seems like they’re usually very willing and very helpful and very attentive.” Sometimes it’s not easy to get the most basic of information, Meyers said. Dispatchers are trained to lower their voices, use simpler words and talk more slowly with children. When small children don’t know their home address or phone number, dispatchers will ask if there’s mail nearby, or whether there’s a school or park nearby. Children generally are calmer than adults when making 911 calls, even when there’s a real emergency, Pennington said. Adult callers can be loud — even hysterical — when calling, even when things turn out not to be serious. “Children don’t have that knowledge baggage that they’ve brought with them,” she said. “I think that’s one of the reasons they stay calmer.”
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and Russell Stover Candies to city coffers. More than 15 percent of electric utility revenues and almost 14 percent of its gas utility revenues came from Gates. The city also collected 14.76 percent of its electric revenues and 15.96 percent of its gas utility revenues from Russell Stovers. The city was awarded almost $600,000 in federal grants for 2013, Phillips said. The funds came primarily from the Environmental Protection Agency and a Community Development Block Grant, as well as grants to the Iola Fire Department. Phillips said that every federal dollar spent in a local community has a “seven-fold impact.” The city’s contribution to the state’s retirement program, KPERS,
was $386,768.16. COUNCIL members regarded it as a privilege to renew their contract with the Iola Municipal Band to perform concerts on the square during the summer on Thursday evenings. The city agreed to pay $6,500 to manage the performances. This is the 143rd season for the band. Its first concert was in 1871. Jake Ard is its director. Their first performance will be on Memorial Day, May 26, at Highland Cemetery. Streets in the southwest quadrant of the city will receive chip and seal treatment. One bid was received for the oil and one for the rock necessary for the roadwork. Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Kansas City,
Kan., will provide approximately 36,000 gallons of oil. Buildex, Inc., Ottawa, will provide approximately 1,600 cubic yards of rock. Although U.S. 54 is showing substantial wear and tear between Jefferson Avenue and State Street, council members agreed to postpone any major repairs, because of the inconvenience to downtown merchants, in particular. Slaugh said if the city applies for KDOT funding in 2015, the work could begin in July 2016. TIM THYER, fire chief, said Eric Sanders of the department traveled to Baxter Springs Sunday night in re-
sponse to a call for help from a tornado that afternoon. Thyer, Sell, and Gary Kimball also set out to help, but were called back to Iola because of the outpouring from responders in Oklahoma, Thyer said. In personnel action, council members appointed Jim Baker interim superintendent of electric distribution. He replaces Kent Tomson, who has submitted his resignation effective May 9, to accept a position with Allen Community College. Tomson had been with the city since 1988. Council members also proposed raises of about 50 cents an hour to 10
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First Presbyterian Church, corner of Buckeye and Madison, will have a baked potato dinner from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday. The benefit is a freewill donation to help raise funds for a summer mission project. The group will travel
then to Moore, Okla., to help those who were affected by the tornado last year. Last summer the group traveled to New Jersey to help Hurricane Sandy victims. The dinner will include a drink and dessert.
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confirms or denies the existence of an investigation. The Kansas Democratic Party distributed a fundraising email Monday evening that cited the Capital-Journal’s story. Kensinger managed Brownback’s 2010 campaign for governor and served as chief of staff in the governor’s office until April 2012. He returned to his private consulting and lobbying business and is now serving as president of Road Map Solutions, a nonprofit group supporting Brownback that in recent months has spent tens of thousands of dollars on television ads touting Brownback’s handling of economic and education issues. Kensinger left the administration as it was considering five bids from private companies seeking one of the three contracts to manage the state’s $3 billion-a-year Medicaid program, since renamed KanCare, an initiative headed by Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer. Near the end of June 2012, the administration awarded contracts to Kansas subsidiaries of Amerigroup Corp., based in
Virginia Beach, Va.; Centene Corp., which has its headquarters in St. Louis; and United Healthcare, based in Minneapolis. The registered lobbyist for both Centene and its subsidiary is Hickam. Kensinger’s ties to Brownback go back two decades, to when Brownback won a seat in the U.S. Senate. Kensinger managed Brownback’s successful Senate re-election campaign in 1998 and later served has the chief of staff in his Senate office. In 2004, he founded his own lobbying firm. Scott and Stafford also served on Brownback’s Senate staff before starting their own lobbying firms and forming Parallel Strategies with Kensinger. Records available online through the secretary of state’s office show it was established in September 2013, with Scott listed as the resident agent. The group’s website lists Brownback, Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as among its clients. The list also includes the Kansas Association of Realtors, Kansas City Power & Light Co. and the Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty.
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Tornado carved path of destruction By ROXANA HEGEMAN
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BAXTER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — A day after a tornado tore through the southeastern Kansas town of Baxter Springs, emergency crews were out at daybreak Monday assessing the damage as residents began the hard work of cleaning up in its aftermath. The twister, which authorities say was 2 miles long and 2 blocks wide, also left behind mounds of debris, twisted metal, hanging power lines and residents grateful to have survived. More than 100 homes and businesses were heavily damaged and 25 people were injured, said Cherokee County Sheriff David Groves. Nine of those injured when the storm hit Sunday evening were taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening. Groves said one person who died Sunday night suffered from a medical condition and that the death was not attributed to the storm. The storm caused widespread damage including the destruction of 100 homes and 12 businesses in the town of about 4,200, Grove said. On Monday, workers were restoring power to about 40 percent of the community and to 91 residents whose gas was disconnected after the twister. For Rob Hefley, a 60-year-old professor at Pittsburg State University, it was the second destructive twister he had survived. Hefley said he was at friend’s home in Joplin, Mo., on May 22, 2011, when a massive EF5 tornado destroyed most of the town
and killed more than 150 people. Hefley said he watched the tornado come in Sunday night and headed inside, putting on a Pittsburg State University football helmet on for protection. He heard the twister hit his garage, but his home was spared. On Monday he was walking the neighborhood, starting to clean up and seeing what neighbors needed his help. “I’ve been through two and haven’t had a scratch,” Hefley said. “I am really lucky. A lot of people are hurting here.” Several residents talked about how quickly the tornado formed, barely giving them time to seek shelter inside their homes before it was upon them. Ray Powell, a 67-yearold retired aerospace worker and former police officer, said the tornado acted “very strange,” forming very quickly. He watched the storm clouds approaching with the funnel forming and descending three times as came over the town. The fourth time it dipped, he could see the debris field in it and went inside just seconds before his house was hit. “I have never in actually all the time involved in tornado damage through the years ... seen a tornado with the velocity this one had, spooled so fast,” he said. Ed Pope, 72, was on the edge of town driving to nearby Quapaw when the storm caught him and his wife, Marilyn, in their car. Pope stopped the car and told his wife to cover her head. Pope, a retired pastor, prayed.
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I have never ... seen a tornado with the velocity this one had, [it] spooled so fast. — Ray Powell, 67, retired aerospace worker and former police officer.
“My thoughts were we might not make it through it,” he said. After the storm passed, the couple went home where they found the twister had blown out the garage door, broke storm windows and damaged a tree and power pole. Sue McBride, 71, woke up Monday at an emergency shelter set up by the Red Cross saying she was worried about what she was going to do next. She was sitting on her porch Sunday night when the tornado sirens went off and debris began flying. McBride was able to make it into a hallway before the windows blew out and glass began flying. “I didn’t have one scratch on me and I was fine,” she said. In her shirt pocket — next to the worn picture
of Jesus she always carries as a good luck piece — she found a sliver of glass a couple inches long. “Some angel was watching here,” she said. “I am just so thrilled to be alive and not hurt.” Gov. Sam Brownback declared a state of disaster emergency for Baxter Springs on Sunday evening. The tornado was among several that hit parts of the Midwest on Sunday. Six miles south of Baxter Springs, a tornado killed one person and injured six in Quapaw, Okla. “We are pretty confident that this is the same tornado that struck both Quapaw and Baxter Springs,” National Weather Service meteorologist Mike Griffin told the Joplin (Mo.) Globe.
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More than a dozen people were killed when a powerful storm system rumbled across the Plains and into Arkansas. Typically, people killed during tornadoes die from blunt force trauma — either being struck by flying debris or being tossed in high winds. Following are some questions and guidance about underground basements and shelters and how people can prepare for tornadoes. Q: What is the best way to protect yourself during a tornado? A: Most fatalities and injuries during a tornado are caused by flying debris, so the best option is to be completely underground, either in a basement or a storm shelter. Wear sturdy shoes and do not open windows. Q: What if you don’t have a basement? A: If you don’t have a basement, go to the center of an interior room, hallway or closet on the lowest level of the building, away from windows, doors and outside walls. A general rule is to put as many walls as possible between you and the outside. Protect your head with a helmet if possible, and cover yourself with pillows and blankets. Q: What if you are outside? A: If you are outside, get in a vehicle and try to drive to the closest sturdy shelter. If your vehicle is hit by flying debris, pull over and park, stay in the car with seat belt on, put your head down and try to protect it. Do not try to outrun a tornado, especially in urban or congested areas. Instead, either find the closest sturdy shelter or the lowest possible area and cover your head with your hands. Q: How do you prepare for tornadoes at night? A: Because tornado sirens often can’t be heard at night, one of the best ways to be prepared at night is to have a battery-operated weather radio that is programmed to come on when severe weather is in the area. Q: Why are newer homes frequently built without storm shelters and basements in places where tornadoes are common? A: The main reason that homes in the south are frequently built without base-
ments has to do with how deep the frost level is, said Mike Hancock, who builds basements in Oklahoma. Unlike northern states, pipes, drain lines and septic tanks do not need to be more than 18 inches underground in order to avoid the frost level, Hancock said. So, it is simpler and more cost efficient to construct a new home on a traditional concrete slab foundation. Q:How common are basements and storm shelters in Arkansas, especially in the Little Rock area? A: Shelters are relatively common in hilly parts of Arkansas, where homes built decades ago often included concrete-lined holes dug into hillsides. Since they’re only used for 20 or 30 minutes at a time, and only needed to hold a handful of people, the no-frills option was suitable for most families. With newer construction, particularly around cities, companies market steel boxes that can double as closet space when they’re not being used to hide from the storm. They’re particularly suitable in homes that are built with open floor plans and without hallways that can double as an area to take shelter. The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 1992 that 38 percent of homes in the U.S. had basements. The number had dropped to 28 percent five years ago. In Moore, Oklahoma, where a tornado on May 20, 2013, killed 25 people and destroyed 1,100 homes, more than one-quarter of the homes are estimated to have a basement or storm shelter, according to city spokeswoman Deidre Ebrey. Of the estimated 6,000 shelters or basements in the city, about 1,100 were added after the May 20 storm. “That what woke people up,” Ebrey said. Q: The town of Vilonia was hit by a tornado three years ago. Were any shelters added in the city afterward? A: Vilonia had community shelters at two public schools prior to the 2011 storm. Last year, it opened a third shelter at another school. The new shelter’s doors are programmed to unlock automatically when the city’s tornado sirens go off, according to the Faulkner County Department of Emergency Management.
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Texting away our best manners and memories Just for fun, let’s speculate on what college basketball coach Frank Haith may have said when he notified his boss by text message that he was quitting his job at the University of Missouri for a presumably better assignment. Taking job at Tulsa. Check out my news conference coming up in a few. Or this, Headed for Tulsa. C U next year in Final Four. LOL! We should accept Haith’s word that he tried to contact MU athletic director Mike Alden by telephone the night before to break the news. But even so, a text message is a strange and regrettable way to end a high-profile assignment. It leaves no opportunity to learn or grow, to make amends or even issue recriminations. It is a clipped, inadequate form of communication, an all-too-common cop-out. I was horrified a few years ago when a friend revealed that a long-distance boyfriend broke up with her via email. Nowadays, the guy may have done the deed by text. Best we go separate ways. Have a great life. Pls mail sweater I left at your place last weekend. PITHINESS is an admirable trait — an art form, even. The wit and creativity that people pack into 140-character Twitter messages is nothing short of inspirational. But texts, Twitter, Facebook and other popular communication modes are the electronic equivalents of speaking at one another. To speak to another person about something of significance really requires at the very least a telephone call and ideally a face-to-face meeting. But the phone seems to be going the way of the aerogram. Remember those? Younger people don’t even check voice mail. It’s best to follow up unanswered telephone calls with — what else? — a text message. Need to talk to you. Please call ASAP. With electronic messages, we avoid the burden of looking another person in the eye and receiving a spontaneous response. But those interactions are also opportunities. And they take practice. The ability to fire off a tweet that perfectly captures the moment does not automatically translate into being witty,
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persuasive or empathetic in a face-to-face encounter. By communicating in bursts of abbreviated words, absent punctuation and snarky comments, we also put memories at risk. There was a day, back when long-distance phone calls cost by the minute and email hadn’t come along yet, when people actually sat down and put pen to paper. My mother, bless her heart, saved every letter I wrote home, beginning with summer camp at about age 10 and continuing through college and different places where I lived and traveled in my 20s and 30s. I go through the box every so often. Honestly, I have no recollection of some of the events chronicled in the letters. But they’re in my handwriting so I suppose they actually happened. I was especially prolific the summer when I worked as a server at Nick’s Restaurant in Virginia Beach, Va. Two of my fellow waitresses became lifelong friends. Lately we’ve taken to getting together every summer. After dinner and some wine, I break out my letters. Every year, we find them sidesplitting. What will frame our recollections 30 years from now? A chronicle of links and photos that we posted on Facebook, perhaps. But those tend to be impersonal and often insincere notations, written with the knowledge that all 1,000 of our closest “friends” will have an opportunity to see them. They are not the same as a letter. As for old text messages, I’m sure our wireless companies and the NSA can unearth them if need be, but for most of us they are fleeting thoughts, hardly a record. Perhaps we should resolve to practice the arts of conversation and long-form communication, if only for a few minutes each day or week, lest we lose them forever. And meanwhile: Gotta go. TTYL. Have a fun day. C U around.
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A new political group, the Iola Women’s Republican Club, was organized last evening by precinct committee women and others who met at the home of Mrs. Kenneth Foust. Mrs. Glenn O. McGuire was elected president. The other officers are Mrs. Howard Immel, vice president, Mrs. Frank Thompson, secretary, and Mrs. Fay Goodner, treasurer. ***** Two men, one of them armed, robbed the Kelley Hotel safe of $516.75 and some cash boxes and stole a billfold from the hotel’s night clerk after luring the latter to their room shortly after 2 a.m. today. The clerk, Fred Bicknell, was called to the room with a request to open a jammed
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COLONY — With the laying of a new cement sidewalk from the drug store to City Hall, Colony is completing a series of civic improvements that first were started in 1952. That summer the dam over Deer Creek, the source of Colony’s water, was increased in height and substantially reinforced. All of Colony’s streets have been covered with crushed rock, the alleys have been cleaned and all culverts have been replaced with new and larger ones. In addition, City Hall has been redecorated and a restroom added and the fire station modernized.
Making sense of truck regulations By JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau
Once again farmers and ranchers are scratching their heads about how new CDL (commercial driver’s license) regulations will impact them when they transport livestock and crops to market. Kansas transportation regulations already impose an extensive array of documentation, testing, certification, inspection and record keeping on the trucking industry. These regulations are further complicated when farmers and stockmen operate their vehicles across state lines where other states may have different rules than Kansas. Agricultural producers received help in July 2012 with the announcement of expanded exemptions from
federal and state rules, says Mike Irvin, legislative counsel for Kansas Farm Bureau. “Farmers and ranchers may be exempt from the requirements of commercial driver’s license drug testing, physical examination or hours of service regulations if their farm vehicles meet certain criteria,” Irvin says. First, the vehicles must be operated by a farm or ranch owner, an employee or family member of the farmer. Secondly, the vehicles must be used to transport agricultural products, machinery or supplies from a farm. Third, farm or ranch vehicles may not be operated for hire (hauling for others for compensation). Fourth, vehicles of 26,000 pounds or less may be operated anywhere in the United States.
Finally, farm or ranch vehicles between 26,000-80,000 pounds may operate in Kansas and may also operate across state lines within 150 air miles of the farm or ranch. All CDL holders must apply for medical self-certification with the Department of Revenues Driver’s License Agency when they receive, renew, upgrade or transfer their CDL no later than Jan. 30 of each year, Irvin says. Unfortunately, the manner, time, implications, and consequences of these proposals have made it difficult for farmers and ranchers to fully understand and participate. “We believe extension of the certification process will help alleviate some of the fears farmers and ranchers are having over these requirements,” Irvin says.
Kansas failing at reaching voters Secretary of State Kris Kobach has touted improving election administration in Kansas since his candidacy in 2010. So his office’s lack of response to the recent Pew Charitable Trusts Elections Performance Index (EPI) report is part shocking, part disturbing. Pew rates Kansas in the bottom 15 percent of all states when it comes to clarifying what happens to ballots that cannot be counted or cast via electronic technology (also known as provisional ballots) by absentees, or by Kansas military personnel assigned out-of-state; improving the integrity of the registration process; and providing the resources to effectively audit and correct electoral processes. Using an exhaustive set of measures, Pew ranked every state on election administration from 2008 to 2012. The good news for Kansas is our EPI increased by 3 percent from 2008 to 2012. The bad news: that was the lowest in the nation and Kansas emerged from the study ranked 43rd of the 50 states. How has an administration so devoutly committed to improving voting processes in the state managed to become one of the “nation’s lowest performers” according to the study? Most of the troubles can be attributed to Kansas having the third-largest increases in both rejected provisional ballots (voters without identification or other concerns on Election Day) and not voting at all due to problems with registration or absentee-ballot issues. These declines offset improvement on
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indicators like online voter registration. But what these problems say about the state of Kansas’ election laws is in sharp contrast to the rosy picture of participation presented by Kobach. Kobach has become a national touchstone over voting rights and process. Kobach’s agenda focuses on requiring citizenship proof to register to vote. Registration is the most significant impediment to voting, so changing registration laws impact turnout greatly. Kobach believes that illegal immigrants are corrupting the vote with rampant unreported fraud and the citizenship requirement is the least restrictive means to accomplish that goal. The issue is so important to Kobach he took a case to the U.S. Supreme Court. In March, the Court ruled that Kansas can require proof of citizenship added on to generic federal voter registration forms over the objection of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. The decision was a big win for Kobach and his allies. But does it make elections more dependable and accurate? Spending time and money defending Kansas’ effort to add a citizenship requirement to registration shouldn’t preclude a state’s chief elections officer from supervising military and absentee ballots. Why would
an administration so fervent about fair and accurate voting underperform compared to other states in not requiring post-election audits and mail-in ballot rejections? Both factors were ranked in the bottom 10 states in the Pew study. Of all criteria, Kansas ranked best on disability or illnessrelated voting problems, but there ranked only 21st. Kansas failed to rate in the top 20 percent of any category analyzed. Worst of all, in terms of completely reporting voter data, Kansas rated a lowly 37th. Why have we fallen behind other states? Turnout, provisional ballots cast and rejected, and registration problems all worsened from 2010 when Kobach succeeded Ron Thornburgh, to 2012, the first election his office oversaw. Research by my Insight Kansas colleague Michael Smith, Kevin Anderson of Eastern Illinois University, and me shows that voter turnout drops more in states where these laws have passed. The drops are a fraction of a percent for simple photo ID laws, but over 1 percent for birth certificate requirements. They are even worse in the poorest counties, affecting Republicans as much as Democrats. The 2014 elections are seven months away. For Kobach’s message of electoral integrity to hold, especially when he is up for re-election, it is imperative that he close the election administration gap that has emerged during the first term of his administration. Chapman Rackaway is a professor of political science at Fort Hays State University.
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Adults key to youth success Did you know that positive environments lead to positive youth development? Well, it is true. If positive youth programs and opportunities are offered in environments youth will be more likely to stay involved in those programs. As children stay in those programs they will pick up the positive qualities that prepare them to be successful adults. Experts agree that parents, service providers, community members and decision makers need to provide opportunities for young people in environments intentionally filled with positive features or qualities. One organization to spotlight is 4-H. In 1998, the National 4-H Impact Design Implementation Team formed a task force to study characteristics of effective programs for positive youth development. That team discovered early studies revealing eight critical elements that must be present for positive youth development, now known as the Eight Essential Elements. The first essential el-
Jennifer Murphy Extension Agent for 4-H ement is a positive relationship with a caring adult. A caring adult acts as an adviser, guide and mentor. They help set boundaries and expectations for a younger generation. The element can be supported by adults learning to be great listeners, structuring group activities so that both youth and adults have time to learn about one another. They should interact with youth, not merely as chaperones or supervisors. Positive relationships institute feelings of belonging by presenting students with the reality that they are cared about and accepted by others. This can be achieved through students engaging in mentoring relationships with adults. It is helpful when students have the opportunity to serve as leaders while being guided with the
support of an adult. Meaningful relationships with adults not only teach them how to be accepting and work with those within intergenerational groups, but these same behaviors can aid kids in strengthening more intimate relationships with family members and peers. Positive relationships with adults can be found in many program settings throughout the community. If a supportive adult is not present, organizations (4-H, Scouts, youth centers) may not be able to successfully influence the growth and development of today’s children. For many youth organizations present in the community adult involvement will remain the core of its success. If you would like more information on the subject of positive youth development, you may contact Jennifer K. Murphy, District 4-H Youth Development Agent of the Southwind Extension District at 620-244-3826 or email@example.com.
City Slickers visit other club By CAITLIN DREHER City Slickers reporter
The City Slickers meeting was April 3, at the Riverside Park Community Building. There were 17 members and two community leaders present. Brody and Kyser Nemecek lead the flag salute and 4-H pledge. “Happy Birthday” was sung to all the members who had an April birthday. The club discussed the upcoming fundraiser which will be providing a concession stand at the Riverside Classic Spring Livestock show on Saturday. Brook Storrer
told the club that each family needed to donate pop and chips for the concession stand. Members discussed other fundraising ideas to raise money for the club to purchase T-shirts. Brook Storrer gave a project talk on her beef project. Carly Dreher led the members in a game of Duck, Duck, Goose. Refreshments were provided by the Luedke family. The next meeting will be Thursday at Riverside Park. The club will celebrate Grandparents’ Night. On April 21, City Slicker members attended an exchange meeting with hosts,
Seekers Not Slackers 4-H Club, in Lone Elm. The Seekers Not Slackers conducted their April meeting while City Slicker’s members provided the program and recreation. Emilee Luedke gave a demonstration on how to make a watermelon cake. Grant Luedke gave an illustrated talk on how to make an emergency flashlight. Carly Dreher lead the clubs in a game of Shoe Schmooze for recreation. Members of the clubs enjoyed the opportunity to exchange ideas and meet each other. City Slickers will host Seekers Not Slackers next year.
4-H Shutterbugs Allen County 4-H members attended the state 4-H photography event, “Shutterbugs in the Garden,” at the Wichita Botanica Gardens on April 12. Besides photographing the gardens they attended classes on props and costumes, water drops, bubbles and liquids, portraits and posing, and lighting. Those attending from Allen County included, from left, Tim Roloff, Kahlan Roloff, Shelby Yoho, Chyanne Vaughn, and Zoi Yoho. COURTESY PHOTO/TERRI KRETZMEIER
Scout out trees for damage The impact of our cold and dry winter may be noticeable on evergreen trees and shrubs in the area. People often tend to believe that the browning they see is a disease. Actually, it is winter damage or winter kill. Some trees and shrubs that looked fine last fall are now showing symptoms of the tough winter. Winter damage is common on evergreens due to desiccation injury. Desiccation injury happens because evergreens continue to lose moisture during the winter months. This is especially true on windy or sunny days. When the soil freezes, the plant’s roots cannot absorb moisture. Put these two environmental conditions together and the foliage exposed to the sun and wind will eventually dry out and die. Damage is most often seen on the south and west side of evergreens. Winter damage to ornamental trees and shrubs will be seen as dieback of twigs and branches to complete death of the tree. The best time to as-
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sess the extent of the damage and potential for recovery is midMay. By this time, new growth should have developed. If not, then the branch or tree could be dead. Another thing that has been showing up and worrying homeowners is rows of holes in their trees. The problem is not borers. It is caused by feeding of the yellow-bellied sapsucker. The difference between borers and sapsuckers is easily distinguished. Borer holes will be randomly spaced over the trunk. Holes that are in a horizontal or vertical row are caused by the feeding of the sapsucker. This woodpecker makes a shallow hole and then feeds on the sap released from the wounds or on insects attracted to the sap.
This bird is highly attracted to pines, apples, maples and Bradford pears. However, just about any tree species can be a target. And interestingly enough, certain trees may become favorites to the exclusion of nearby trees of the same species. Damage to mature, established trees is usually slight though small trees may be girdled and killed. These birds are migratory and are usually present from October to April. So, there shouldn’t be any more damage from them until next fall. If you feel the damage was severe enough to warrant control, you may want to try one of these remedies next fall. — Wrap the trunk with fine wire mesh in the area of damage. This may discourage the sapsuckers if left in place for several months. The mesh must be adjusted every six months or removed when no longer needed because if left in place the tree will likely be girdled. — Use Tanglefoot on the area of damage. This is a sticky material that is applied to the tree trunks to capture insects that crawl up the trunk. Yellow-bellied sapsuckers do not like to put their feet in the sticky material. As you scout your trees this spring and find any type of damage, give me a call and I can help you diagnose the problem. Krista Harding is a K-State Research and Extension Agricultural agent assigned to Southwind District. She may be reached at 620-2443826 or kharding@ksu. edu. K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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Peterson said not expanding Medicaid eligibility to more lowincome adults is largely responsible for a $10 million annual gap between what the reimbursement reductions are costing his hospital and the offsetting revenues that were expected. A “ticker” on the Kansas Association of Hospital’s website keeps track of how much federal money the state has forgone since the first of the year by not expanding Medicaid. By day’s end Monday it was closing in on $110 million. “Any Kansan that is paying federal income taxes is subsidizing all the other states that have adopted Medicaid expansion,” said Maynard Oliverius, the former CEO of Stormont-Vail HealthCare, who moderated the panel discussion sponsored by Washburn University. In addition to Oliverius and Peterson, panelists included Cindy Samuelson, vice president of communications for the hospital association; Dr. Kent Palmberg, a Stormont-Vail senior vice president, and Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger. Brownback and legislative leaders have given various reasons for opposing expansion. Initially, they questioned the reliability of the federal government’s promise to pay 100 percent of expansion costs for the first three years and not less than 90 percent thereafter. More recently, the governor has said he doesn’t want to increase Medicaid enrollment until the state can afford to serve Kansans with physical and developmental disabilities who are now on waiting lists. Peterson said the argument that the federal government can’t be trusted to keep its funding promise “doesn’t hold water.” If that were the case, he said, the Brownback administration wouldn’t be accepting federal dollars for other programs and projects.
hours,” Hart said. The students are in the middle school to high school age level. Playground equipment has been graffitied and there was even a fire set on the grounds a few weeks ago. Hart said the castle on the playground may have to be removed because groups gather inside it. “I just wanted to bring this problem to your attention and if you have suggestions on how to handle it please let me know,” Hart said. Trilby Bannister, Olivia Bannister and
Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger and Stormont-Vail CEO Randy Peterson participate on a panel Monday about the cost to Kansas by not expanding Medicaid. KHI “We’re taking a lot of money for NBAF in Manhattan,” Peterson said, referring to the $54 million National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility being built on the Kansas State University campus. Praeger said the reform law’s continued unpopularity with Kansas voters is the reason that Republican leaders don’t want to discuss Medicaid expansion. Doing so, she said, would deprive them of a powerful wedge issue heading into the November elections. “It’s politics, pure and simple,” she said. Currently, most of the approximately 380,000 Kansans enrolled in Medicaid — called KanCare — are children, new mothers, the disabled and seniors in nursing homes. Ablebodied adults with children are eligible only if they earn less than 33 percent of the federal poverty level, which for a family of four is $7,770. No matter their income, adults without children aren’t eligible unless they are disabled. Expansion would extend Medicaid coverage to all those earning less than 138 percent of FPL — about $32,500. Nearly 80,000 uninsured Kansas are expected to fall into what is being called the “Medicaid gap,” because in addition to being ineligible for Medicaid they earn too little to qualify for federal subsidies to help them purchase private coverage. “Absent Medicaid
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“A lot of it is common sense,” McDonnell cautioned. “If it’s windy and the temperature gets up to 90,” a tree or anything growing outdoors needs more water than during a rainy period. “I water at home once a week, and that’s usually enough,” he said. But, don’t underestimate the value of watering, McDonnell added. “Actually, adequate watering is as good an insecticide or fertilizer you can have for a tree.” Well-established trees also need watering, particularly when dry and hot weather threatens sub-soil moisture. McDonnell recommends a “good, deep watering for older trees.” Also, he pointed out that tree owners shouldn’t take a break from watering during wintertime. “We have some warmer days in the winter and it’s good to water regularly” to keep the soil’s moisture profile in good order, he said. Also, “evergreens use up more moisture in the winter than other trees.”
McDONNELL will be in Iola May 6 to help with Arbor Day activities. Kristy Sutherland, recreation administrative assistant, said this year’s Arbor Day poster winners — a contest open to fifth graders — all were from Jefferson Elementary. “We’ll plant a nice Autumn Splendor Sugar Maple at the school,” McDonnell said. The poster winner will have his poster framed, as well as receive a treasure trove of art supplies. Two other students also will be recognized. Sutherland said the city expects no profit from the tree sale, only with hopes of income being enough to cover the cost of trees and Arbor Day prizes. Two varieties of bushes will be sold Saturday, Double Knock Out Rose and Royalty Crape myrtle. Tree varieties are Shumard Oak, Southern Red Oak, Redbud, Bubblegum Redbud and Spring Snow Flowering Crabapple.
expansion, we’ll continue to have people fall through the cracks,” Praeger said. “I care passionately about this because it just doesn’t make sense that we’re not doing it.” The panelists said that on balance the health reform law was making positive changes in the American health care system by forcing doctors and hospitals to provide more holistic, coordinated and evidenced-based care. Palmberg, the Stormont-Vail vice president who oversees the hospital’s physician group, said the push for quality was evident in the new ways doctors are practicing. As an example, he said he’s watched surgeons use cell-phone applications to access the latest information from their professional associations before heading into the operating room. “The way your doctor is thinking about your care is changing dramatically,” he said. Each of the panelists said they would rather see Congress fix problems with Obamacare rather than continuing efforts to repeal it. “I don’t see us going back,” Praeger said. “I’d rather see us stick with this for a while and make it work.”
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Caitie Venter came to the meeting to perform for the board members. The three students are part of the Iola High School Forensics team. The young women have qualified for state competition and will compete on Saturday. In other news: — The board accepted the resignation of Cameron Jesseph and Brad Carson as wrestling coaches. — The board accepted the resignation of Lori Stone as a teacher at Jefferson Elementary. — The board accepted the hiring of
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From Michael Jordan to LeBron James, from Magic Johnson to Kobe Bryant, from President Obama to prominent corporate partners of the NBA, the condemnation of racist comments purportedly made Donald by Donald Sterling Sterling has come from all circles and has shown that the issue extends far beyond the Los Angeles Clippers. They all will be watching on Tuesday, when NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is scheduled to discuss the league’s investigation and possibly reveal disciplinary actions against the Clippers’ owner. A suspension of indefinite length and a hefty fine — Silver can issue one of up to $1 million without approval from owners — are possible options. However, it remains unclear how far Silver’s powers extend at this point, even though the NBA constitution gives the commissioner’s office the clout to protect the game’s best interest. Clippers players made their statement before playing the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, throwing their team-issued warm-up gear down on center court and conducting their pregame routines with shooting shirts inside-out to cover the team’s logo. The Portland Trail Blazers and San Antonio Spurs wore black socks in their games as a show of support, while the Heat mimicked the Clippers warm-up statement in their playoff game against Charlotte on Monday night. “Like I’ve said before, there’s no room in this game for an owner like that,” James said. “For us, as basketball players, we’re all brothers. We’re competing against each other and all
Iola High’s Shane Walden drains a short par putt on the third hole at Cedarbrook Golf Course. Walden and his Mustang teammates dealt with a ferocious wind much of the day, but still cruised to a team title. Walden tied with teammate Kaden Macha for the low score of the day (77) and won via a scorecard tiebreaker. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN
Ferocious wind doesn’t derail Iola golf team By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register
Iola High’s Shane Walden and Kaden Macha have racked up plenty of medals in their two-plus years on the links. That they were alone on the leader board during Monday’s Buck Quincy Invitational was no surprise. Each came in with an 18hole score of 77 in brutal conditions, courtesy of a west-southwest wind that occasionally topped 40 mph. Walden, who is just rounding into form following offseason surgery on both shoulders, earned the firstplace medal thanks to the scorecard tiebreaker over his IHS classmate. Walden’s back nine score of 36 allowed him to make up a two-stroke deficit over Macha to earn the tie. “I thought the guys acquitted themselves very well out there, especially considering
Iola High’s Weston Hines took home fourth place Monday at the Buck Quincy Invitational REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN
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Allen ends regular season with KCK split By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register
Allen Community College’s baseball team split a home doubleheader against Kansas City Monday to wrap up the regular season. Allen won the first game, 5-0, coming off an impressive pitching performance from J.D. Prochaska. “It was a great game,” coach Val McLean said. “J.D. Prochaska just pitched a superb game and Keil Stauffer came in and closed it the last inning. It was a good solid game all the way around.” Prochaska pitched six shutout innings to earn the win. The Blue Devils got to the Red Devils in the second game, winning 11-1. The wind was gusting all day, but really hurt Allen in the second game. McLean said one ball got over the right
Allen’s Ryne Martinez bats Monday in a doubleheader against Kansas City, Kan. REGISTER/SPENCER MICHELSON
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the wind,” Iola golf coach Doug Kerr said. In taking second, Macha — defending Class 4A state champion — lost via scorecard tiebreaker for the second straight competition, even though he has yet to see a fellow competitor record a lower score in five tournaments this season. Also of note: The Mustangs’ team score of 327 was 45 strokes better than Anderson County’s 382, giving the Mustangs a commanding 85-shot lead in the Pioneer League race. For the first time, Pioneer League schools are using cumulative scores from three tournaments — one last Wednesday at Osawatomie, Monday’s and the final one at Anderson County May 13 — to determine the league champion. “We’re in very good shape in that regard,” Kerr said. See IOLA | Page B3
IMS golfers hit links at Royster Invitational CHANUTE — Iola Middle School’s golfers competed Monday at the Chanute Invitational on a wind-swept playing field. The Ponies’ Addie Prather recorded the fourth-best mark among all girls with a
nine-hole of 64. Other scores for IMS: Jaxson Wiltse, 51, Derek Bycroft, 56, Gentry Dougherty, 58, Jackson Cone, 59, Jeremy Waldman, 60, Hunter Baughn, 62, Emilee Luedke, 71, and Ashley Crane, 72.
Missouri taps Anderson COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has hired Central Missouri’s Kim Anderson, a former star player and longtime aide to Norm Stewart, as its men’s basketball coach. The decision Monday came shortly after the school’s board of curators met in Columbia, Mo. A news conference to intro-
duce Anderson was set for today. The 58-year-old Anderson won a Division II championship at Central Missouri this season. Former UCLA coach Ben Howland also had been believed to be a finalist for the job. Frank Haith left for Tulsa earlier this month after three seasons.
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Professors weigh in on media policy LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Professors and staff members from state universities across Kansas came together over the weekend to criticize a policy the David Guth Board of Re g e n t s plans to put in place soon that would allow university chiefs to fire employees for social media posts. Roughly 50 attended a forum on the University of Kansas campus Sunday to discuss the policy, which was announced by the regents in December in response to a tweet three months earlier by Kansas journalism professor David Guth, the Lawrence Journal-World reported. That Twitter post was critical of the National Rifle Association after the September shootings that left 13 dead at the Navy Yard in Washington. Guth apologized and was placed on administrative leave. He is taking a sabbatical from the university during the spring semester. Sunday’s three-hour forum, sponsored by the Joint Council of Kansas Distinguished Professors, featured several lectures from university professors on academic freedom, free speech
rights and social media. Nearly a dozen others offered input in discussion sessions. Most — if not all — of those who spoke criticized the proposed policy. Charles Epp, a University of Kansas professor of public affairs and administration, is co-chairman of a social media work group created by the regents to recommend changes to the policy. He briefed forum participants on his impressions of what shape he thinks the policy ultimately will take. “It is a policy that will include admonitions to respect academic freedom and the First Amendment,” he said. “At the same time, it includes what appears to be legally enforceable language that withdraws some protections from work-related speech.” The policy gives university CEOs the power to suspend or fire employees for social media posts that conflict with the best interests of the school or its ability to perform services. The regents are expected to formally adopt a policy early next month. Epp’s working group suggested replacing disciplinary language with advisory wording, but he said the regents showed no interest in removing the disciplinary aspects.
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Wildcats struggle in twin bill sweep Northeast rolls MORAN — A similar chorus haunted Marmaton Valley High’s baseball team Monday. Struggles at the plate and in the field led to 12-0 and 18-1 losses to visiting Northeast-Arma. Northeast took advantage of 12 walks and two hit betters against Marmaton Valley starter Sage Hall in the opener, while the Wildcats were no-hit over five in-
nings. “We had some guys strike out looking,” Wildcat head coach Derek Scharff said. “We need to learn to battle at the plate and foul pitches off to stay alive.” The Vikings took control with four in the first and seven in the third. Hall surrendered two hits while striking out five. Marmaton Valley did better offensively in the
second game, but fell apart in the third and fourth innings. Northeast erupted for four in the third and 12 in the fourth to expand a 2-1 lead. Marmaton Valley’s run came courtesy of an RBI single by Keagan Boyd in the first inning to score Jake Kress. Sage Hall added a single. Chris Bowman and Gage Adams both walked.
Greg Neria pitched, surrendering nine walks and four hit batters. He gave up seven hits. “Greg also struggled throwing strikes,” Scharff said. “We did pretty well minimizing the damage until the fourth inning, when the wheels came off. We had a lot of errors that inning that allowed Northeast to take a big lead.”
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MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s softball team found itself on the short end of both games of a doubleheader Monday against St. Paul, losing 18-1 and 19-2. Ashlynn Pinkerton pitched for the Wildcats in the first game. She also delivered a pair of singles. Emily Boyd, Kaitlin
Ensminger and Nalea Alexander each hit singles. Alexander recorded the team’s only RBI. Jesse Gardner got the start in the second game before being relieved by Pinkerton. Gardner, Ensminger and Pinkerton had singles. Pinkerton and Tanna Lutz each had RBIs.
Area athletes take gold at Southern Coffey Co. Invitational BURLINGTON — Southern Coffey County High’s Walker Harred and Aaron True racked up some more gold Thursday, while Marmaton Valley High’s Brady Newman did the same at the SCC Invitational, hosted by Burlington High School. Harred won the boys discus and took third in the shot
put. True won the boys javelin while taking second in the high jump behind Newman. Crest High’s Rene Rodriguez brought home a silver medal in the 100-meter dash and bronze in the 200 meters. On the girls’ side, SCC’s Chenae Newkirk took second in the 1600-meter run. Results follow:
Southern Coffey County Invitational Boys Team scores: 1. Olpe, 110; 5. Southern Coffey Co., 51; 10. Marmaton Valley, 17; 11. Crest, 14 Shot put — 3. Walker Harred, SCC, 45’6” Discus — 1. Harred, SCC, 145’5 1/2” Javelin — 1. Aaron True, SCC, 189’7”; 2. Michael Hill, 140’1 1/2” High jump — 1. Brady Newman, MV, 5’10”; 2. True, SCC, 5’8” Long jump — 4. Hunter Pankey, SCC,
19’8” Triple jump — 5. Chance Stevenson, MV, 36’11 1/4” 110m hurdles — 6. Stevenson, MV, 19.05 100 meters — 2. Rene Rodriguez, C, 11.28 4x100 relay — 5. Southern Coffey Co. (Brian Johnson, HIll, True, Josia Witteman), 48.32 300m hurdles — 4. Stevenson, MV, 45.56 800 meters — 5. Bryson Meats, SCC,
2:15 200 meters — 3. Rodriguez, C, 23.6 4x400 relay — 6. Southern Coffey Co. (True, Meats, Witteman, Johnson), 3:55 Girls Team scores: 1. Olpe, 145; 10. Southern Coffey Co., 10; 13. Crest, 1 Discus — 6. Laurel Godderz, C, 84’5” 1600 meters — 2. Chenae Newkirk, SCC, 6:07 4x400 relay — 5. Southern Coffey Co. (Newkirk, Kalyn Deal, Amber Emmons, Miranda Alumbaugh), 5:13
IOC chiefs: Rio’s Olympic preparations among ‘worst ever’ By JOHN PYE The Assocaited press
In an unusually blunt public warning, a vice president of the International Olympic Committee today called the delayed preparations for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro “the worst I have experienced.” John Coates, who has made six trips to Brazil as part of the IOC’s coordination commission for Rio, said the Brazilians are behind “in many, many ways” and are in worse shape than
Greek organizers were in preparing for the 2004 Olympics. Despite the critical delays, the Australian said there is no backup plan and the games will take place in Rio. Coates noted that the IOC had taken the unprecedented step of embedding experts in the host city to help the local organizing committee deliver the games. “The IOC has formed a special task force to try and speed up preparations but the situation is critical
Allen Community College’s Trever Kreifel, left, attempts to tag a Kansas City, Kan., runner Monday. The Red Devils split a doubleheader with KCK to wrap up the regular season. REGISTER/SPENCER MICHELSON
Allen: Splits games Continued from B1
fielder that should have been caught resulting in a couple runs. “It’s really tough to play in that type of wind. It’s really tough,” McLean said. Statistics from the games were unavailable by press time. The Red Devils end the regular season with a 14-35 record and an 8-28 mark in Jayhawk
Conference Eastern Division action. Allen travels to Hutchinson — the top seed in the Jayhawk Conference Western Division — at 1 p.m. Saturday to open the Region VI playoffs. The teams will play a doubleheader to kick off the best-of-three series. A third game, if necessary, will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hutchinson.
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on the ground,” Coates told an Olympic forum in Sydney, outlining that construction delays are just part of the problem. “The IOC has adopted a
more hands-on role. It is unprecedented for the IOC, but there is no plan B. We are going to Rio.” Brazil has also come under fire from foot-
ball’s world governing body, FIFA, for long delays in construction of stadiums and other infrastructure and the overdue delivery of ven-
ues for the World Cup, which kicks off in June. Two years out from the 2016 Olympics, the situation on the construction front is just as bleak.
Iola: Mustang golfers win Buck Quincy Continued from B1
Also for the first time, the Buck Quincy — named after the retired Iola Middle School instructor and current USD 257 Board of Education member — was played on both local courses, Cedarbrook and the Allen County Country Club. Iola was among the schools that started their day at Cedarbrook, generally considered the
more difficult of the two courses. “But to be honest, the wind had more of an effect at the Country Club, where you’re playing at the top of a hill,” Kerr said. As could be expected, Iola’s golfers dealt with the conditions better than most everybody else. The Mustangs’ Weston HInes carded an 85, giving Iola three of
the top four individual scores of the day. Anderson County’s Spencer Walter took third with a score of 80. Others for Iola were Drake Dieker, sixth at 88, Adam Peterson, ninth at 90, and Matt Jacobs, 16th at 97. Humboldt’s Robbie Sellman, another state qualifier in Class 3A, took home eighth with an 89. His score was tied with Matt Percy of
Central Heights, whose father, Mark, coaches Iola’s baseball team. Percy earned seventh via scorecard tiebreaker. Humboldt’s Conner Roseberry finished 26th with a 116, Colton Riebel was 31st with a 142, and Logan Wood and Ryan Huse tied for 33rd with a 151. Humboldt finished eighth as a team with a 498, one stroke behind Prairie View’s 497.
Probe: NBA looks at Sterling comments Continued from B1
us want to win, but in the end, we all have to stick together. We supported our Clippers tonight and showed our respect to what they’re going through. For us, as a team, we can’t imagine what they’re going through at this point.” Kobe Bryant and TNT analyst Kenny Smith are among the many to join James in calling for Sterling’s ouster and Jordan took a rare public stance on a high-profile issue when he said he was “disgusted that a fellow team owner could hold such sickening and offensive views.” So when Silver makes his announcement in New York on Tuesday afternoon, he will do so feeling considerable public pressure from some of the biggest names in the game, past and present, many of the league’s owners who pay his salary and have spoken out against Sterling’s comments, and corporate sponsors like Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Virgin America that are backing away from advertising at Clippers games. If Silver’s reaction is not perceived as strong enough, more demonstrations from players, protests from civil rights groups and pulled advertisements from businesses could follow. “The opportunity before Commissioner Silver to take an uncompro-
We may not have the power to force Mr. Sterling to sell his team, but make no mistake, we believe that Mr. Sterling should no longer have the privilege of being an owner of an NBA team. After all, how can we expect any player (the majority of whom are African-American) to want to work for him? — Kevin Johnson, former NBA star and Sacamento, Calif., mayor
mising stand against any form of prejudice in the NBA is unprecedented in the league,” said Marc H. Morial, the president and CEO of the National Urban League. Former NBA star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is serving as an adviser to the National Basketball Players Association while the Sterling matter plays out, posted a message on Twitter early Tuesday saying, “We’re at a defining moment in the history of the National Basketball Association.” Johnson called for an indefinite suspension, the appointment of an executive or family member to run the team, and “the maximum fine possible.” “We may not have the power to force Mr. Sterling to sell his team, but make no mistake, we believe that Mr. Sterling should no longer have the privilege of being an owner of an NBA team,”
Johnson wrote. “After all, how can we expect any player (the majority of whom are AfricanAmerican) to want to work for him?” When Silver last spoke on Saturday, he promised the league would “move extraordinarily quickly in our investigation.” “It needs to be handled in the right way,” Clippers coach Doc Rivers said. “I don’t even know what the right way is. I have a hunch. But I don’t know.” Suspensions and fines are two options, but removing him as the owner of the Clippers would appear to be a long shot and would almost certainly bring a lengthy and bitter legal challenge from Sterling. It could also cause concern among some owners about where the line would be drawn. “What Donald said was wrong. It was abhorrent,” Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said.
“There’s no place for racism in the NBA, any business I’m associated with. But at the same time, that’s a decision I make. I think you’ve got to be very, very careful when you start making blanket statements about what people say and think, as opposed to what they do. It’s a very, very slippery slope.” At the same time, the attention Sterling’s alleged comments have brought to the league are not only affecting the Clippers, who play the Warriors in a crucial Game 5 on Tuesday night, but the league as a whole. Losing sponsors could potentially impact bottom lines across the league because of revenue sharing and Basketball Related Income, or BRI. And the story itself has overshadowed what has been a thrilling first round of playoffs. “This is the time of the year as players we all love,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “It’s the playoffs and you need to play this game with free minds and open hearts and they’re not able to do that right now. So it’s a very difficult situation for them to be in being right in the mix of it, something we are all affected by as players.” AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds and AP Sports Writer Antonio Gonzalez contributed to this report.
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Column: Tillman deserves spot in Hall of Fame By MIKE BIANCHI The Orlando Sentinel
Why? Pat Tillman was killed fighting a war in the mountains of Afghanistan 10 years ago and still he is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Why? Can somebody please explain? Can somebody please justify how this man who gave up the American dream to defend it is not worthy of being inducted into Canton? I wrote it after he died. I wrote it on the 10-year anniversary of 9-11 and I am writing it again today. And I will continue to write it until this injustice is rectified. Why isn’t the last real American sports hero in the Pro Football Hall of Fame? “I think football players and coaches and executives should be in the Hall of Fame for
what they accomplish as football players and coaches and executives, and not for anything else,” writes Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, a Hall-of-Fame voter. Under normal circumstances, I would agree with King, but nothing about Tillman is normal. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is reserved for the greats of the game and nobody is greater than Tillman. He epitomized what a Hall-of-Famer is. He literally left it all out on the field — the battlefield. King is right in that Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinals safety, does not merit Hall of Fame consideration simply because of what he did on the football field. But what about those — commissioners, owners, team executives — who are in the Hall of Fame because of their “contributions to the game”? Who contributed more
to the game than Tillman, who gave up the game to fight for our right to life, liberty and the pursuit of sitting on our butts every Sunday and watching the RedZone Channel? True, there have been 25 other former NFL players who died serving their country during bygone wars of past generations, and Tillman is certainly no braver or more noble than those soldiers were. But this is a different generation, and Tillman is the only millionaire athlete of the modern era who gave up a lavish luxurious lifestyle to sleep in a cave. I’ve talked to oldschool NFL Hall-of-Famers who fought in World War II, and even they agree that Tillman was a different breed. “The athletes of today have much more to lose financially than we did,” said the late Art
Donovan, the Baltimore Colts’ Hall-of-Famer who fought the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. “The athletes back then didn’t have much to lose except their lives.” NFL Hall-of-Famer Chuck Bednarik — another World War II veteran who flew 30 combat missions over Germany — told me once when I asked him about Tillman: “He’s the end of the line, the last of his kind. The professional athletes of today are pussycats. They make too damn much money to fight for their country. You’ll never see another one like Pat Tillman.” Tillman is believed to be the only NFL player since World War II to voluntarily enlist in the military. Other NFL players use military analogies and call themselves “warriors” and “soldiers” and talk about “fighting a battle” and
“going to war” — but Pat Tillman actually had the valor and patriotism to do it. He reportedly made the decision on 9-11 to enlist after he saw terrorists fly the planes into the buildings. He told friends that his comfy, cozy lifestyle had “become too easy.” He married his high school sweetheart and signed up to become an Army Ranger as soon as he returned home from his honeymoon. Pat Tillman, at the prime of his NFL career, walked away from a $4 million contract to make $1,400 a month in the Army, and he did it quietly and discreetly. He and brother Kevin enlisted together. They drove from Arizona to Colorado to avoid the pomp and pageantry. And he turned down all interview requests after the decision was made because he never wanted
Miami caps sweep over Bobcats CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwyane Wade will have a chance to rest those sore knees and that tight hamstring. And LeBron James can ice up his thigh contusion. The Miami Heat earned a little extra rest and relaxation after completing a four-game sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats with a 109-98 victory Monday night. With Toronto and Brooklyn tied at 2-2 in their series, it could be until Sunday before Miami knows its second-round opponent. That would mean at least a week off for the two-time defending NBA champions. “I’m sure our guys will love it, but the most important thing is that we have the chance to move on,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Miami is the only team that can say that. No other NBA team has closed out its opponent, and only the Heat swept their series. “Nothing is guaranteed,” Spoelstra said. “Some people that are cynical may look at this as a 2-7 (seed) matchup and say they were supposed to win 4-0. It’s not working that way in this league. ... We understand how tough it is to win in this league.” They also know how to win titles. It’s the second straight year the Heat swept their opening-round series. “We have been here before, we have learned some lessons from last year, and that is the best part of it,” Chris Bosh said. “I think we will handle it better this time.” In many ways, the Bobcats might have been just what the Heat needed. The Heat were challenged by a hungry Charlotte team, but were
Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, left, tries to take the ball from Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslemthe NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals Monday. Miami won, 109-98. DAVID T. FOSTER III/ CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCT
never in any real danger of losing the series. So it gave them a chance to dip their feet once again into the playoff waters and the long, grueling run that awaits. “We could tell we are working to get our rhythm back,” Wade said. “They pushed us. They’re a very competitive team, a very scrappy team, but we obviously felt we were the better team.” James said the Heat improved with each passing game. “The biggest thing I’m happy with is the way we protected the ball,” said James, who scored 31 points and had nine assists in closing out the Bobcats. “When we don’t
turn it over, we’re able to set our defense up and get good shots.” That was a concern at the end of the season. James said the Heat did a “horrible” job of protecting the ball in March and April. Yet the team that has now won nine straight playoff series was able to flip the switch and win the turnover battle with the Bobcats. “When we don’t turn it over, we give our offense a great chance to succeed and our team a chance to win games,” James said. James was injured in Game 4 when he drove to the basket and his right thigh collided with Bismack Biyombo’s knee.
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the publicity. Tillman told Dave McGinnis, his head coach in Arizona, that he didn’t want to be singled out as someone who was doing anything special. “There are a lot of men and women out there who are doing the same thing I’m doing,” Tillman said to his coach. Except none of them were NFL football players or Major League Baseball players or NBA basketball players or NHL hockey players or NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers or PGA Tour golfers. Pat Tillman wasn’t like the other “pussycats” in pro sports that Bednarik talked about. He was one of a kind and the last of his kind. The last American sports hero. Why? Why isn’t this great man in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
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He remained on the ground as concerned teammates gathered around. He said he will be fine for the next round. After the game Monday, James received congratulations from Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, who has two three-peat titles under his belt. James is in search of his first triple this season. “It’s a process, and we’re headed in the right direction,” James said. “This is a great direction after these four games. We played championship-level basketball and that was great. We got tested by a very young and scrappy Bobcats team. The way we responded was a championship attitude.” But he cautioned they will have to play better in the next round. “We can’t win in the next round playing like we did in this round,” James said. “We’re looking forward to finding out who our next opponent is and preparing for them.” In the meantime they will have plenty of time to rest up and think about what must be done to move on to the Eastern Conference finals.
By EDDIE SEFKO Dallas Morning News
DALLAS (MCT) — The 62-win San Antonio Spurs finally showed up for the playoffs, and the Mavericks supplied more proof that they can hang with the owners of the best regular-season record in the NBA. And once again they showed that if things don’t go nearly perfect, it’s very difficult to win. The Spurs regained control of the firstround series with a 93-89 victory Monday night as they got physical with the Mavericks. Yet they still had to sweat out a dramatic finish after leading by 20 points in the third quarter. The Mavericks rallied behind DeJuan Blair, Devin Harris and Monta Ellis. But in the end, a couple of regrettable plays derailed them. Foremost among them was an ejection of Blair, who had a huge second half going and was sorely missed physically down the stretch. “We’ve got to avoid plays like that after the whistle,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said. “De-
Juan’s a smart player. It’s just an emotional reaction after the play.” Carlisle also said that as strong as the Mavericks were in their comeback, falling behind by 20 points was inexcusable. “Let’s talk about guys getting up and getting into people,” he said. “We were missing shots in the first half because we weren’t defending. The shotmaking is going to even out. But what doesn’t work is showing up and laying an egg in the first half like we did.” And so, the Mavericks came down to earth and now are back in the position of heavy underdogs in their first-round playoff series. Maybe that’s not such a bad thing given the way they have responded to adversity throughout this series and this season. The Mavericks had trailed 58-38 early in the third quarter. They slugged their way back into it, however, and were up 83-82 when Blair, who was having a superb second half, got ejected for a kick to the head of Tiago Splitter.
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When it comes to parenting ignore dates Dear Carolyn:
When my husband and I first started talking about having a baby, he confessed that he is terrified and needed time to get used to the idea. Together, he and I picked a date on the calendar and agreed that would be the day I stopped taking my birth control pills, but that I wouldn’t make a huge deal about it because we had discussed it beforehand. At the time, that date was 1.5 years in the future. Now it’s tomorrow! I feel exhilarated, hopeful, excited and impatient for pregnancy. I can tell my husband has been thinking about it and still feels uneasy.
Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax Given that we agreed on this ahead of time, can I still go through with it despite knowing my husband still has a lot of the same fears? — Impatientville You mean, quietly stop using birth control? No, not even when you agreed to do so. There are no bigger deals in this world than giving and taking life. Tell him you haven’t forgotten the agreement — you’ve merely
thought better of forging ahead on a technicality. Plenty of people, if not most of them, agree to try for children while also harboring varying degrees of terror at the idea. Remind him of that, if it helps. As I’ve said before, it’s the ones without any doubts who surprise me. Re: Consenting Yet Terrified: I get what you’re saying, but I’d never want to reproduce with someone like that. How do you know he’s not going to end up resenting his wife and the kid he never wanted? It’s too great of a risk. — Anonymous Not really, not if
you’ve chosen your partner well. A mature and decent person will put his (or her, but using “his” for simplicity) full heart into his choice, and both accept and expect that it’s not always going to be rosydozy and that even the 100-percent-certain people will occasionally long for the days when they could sleep in and not have to tend constantly to others’ needs. Grownups don’t resent others for their own decisions, and having a child despite fears of what that involves is solely one’s own decision. So, short version, don’t make babies with babies.
Mastocytosis, rare but treatable Dear Dr. Roach: I am a 66-year-old white male. About 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with adultonset indolent systemic mastocytosis. I probably contracted it at least 10 years before that. Few doctors even know what mastocytosis is. I was told at the time that few people have it and that there is no known cause and no known cure. Since then, has research shown any possibility of a cure on the horizon? — J.K. Answer: Mastocystosis is a rare disorder of mast cells. It is called cutaneous mastocytosis when it is limited to the skin, and systemic mastocytosis when it affects organs, with or without the skin. Skin symptoms usually are itching and rash, especially after heat or trauma. Mast cells are part of the body’s inflammatory system, and they can release many substances to fight off invaders, like bacteria; however, inappropriate release of these chemicals, such as histamine, causes allergic reactions that can be severe. Most people with mastocytosis have a mutation in a gene called ckit, but how that causes the symptoms of the disease still is incompletely understood. Systemic mastocytosis most commonly affects the bone marrow, liver or spleen. Symptoms of systemic mastocytosis may look like severe allergic responses, from release of the substances of the mast cells. The symptoms of flushing and
Dr. Keith Roach To Your Good Health itching can be associated with more worrisome symptoms of fainting, abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea or vomiting. Depression and mood changes also are common in this condition, and can be ignored by doctors who don’t understand the condition.
You are correct that there is no cure, but there are treatments that can improve your quality of life. Probably the most important is to recognize and avoid the triggers of mast-cell release. Medications to counter the mast cell contents, such as antihistamines and cromolyn, should be taken at onset of symptoms. Up to one-half of all adults with mastocytosis can have anaphylaxis, the most dangerous of all
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allergic-type reactions, which can present with shock and severe swelling. If the swelling affects the throat and airway, it can be fatal. Thus, all people with mastocytosis should have epinephrine (at least two doses) available at all times. A medical bracelet also is a smart idea. I don’t know of any cures on the horizon. Some newer drugs are becoming available. More information is at www.tmsforacure.org.
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Hot-shooting Atlanta takes 3-2 series lead over Pacers By MICHAEL MAROT The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Scott rediscovered his shooting touch when Atlanta needed it most. His teammates took the cue, and now the Hawks are on the brink of completing one of the most unexpected playoff upsets in NBA history. Scott made five 3-pointers in a 17-point second quarter and the Hawks’ defense fended off a frantic fourthquarter charge to hold off top-seeded Indiana 107-97 for a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series. “It was really just the
Sports Calendar Iola High School Baseball/Softball Today, at Central Heights, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, vs. NEODESHA, 4:30 p.m. Friday, JV baseball vs. PRAIRIE VIEW, 4:30 p.m. Monday, vs. INDEPENDENCE, 4:30 p.m. High School Golf Monday, JV at Independence, 3 p.m. May 6, at Coffeyville, 1 p.m. High School Track Today, JV at Fort Scott, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, at Osawatomie, 3:30 p.m. May 6, at Burlington. High School Tennis May 9-10, Class 4A Regionals, Chanute. Middle School Track Thursday, at Humboldt, Friday, at Burlington, 9 a.m. Monday, at Parsons, 3 p.m. Middle School Golf Thursday, at Parsons, 1 p.m.
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regular game plan, the regular pick-and-roll, pick-and-pop game,” Scott said. “They sagged off, they were worried about (Shelvin) Mack and when he drew two defenders, I was wide open.” Scott’s performance was like a bolt out of the blue. After scoring just 30 points in the first four games, he knocked down four straight 3s early in the second quarter and then closed the decisive 30-6 run with the last of his five 3s to give the eighth-seeded Hawks a commanding 48-27 lead. They can clinch the series Thursday night in Atlanta. It’s a shocking twist in the East, a conference that most expected to come down to an epic
Pacers-Heat rematch in the conference finals. To have any chance now, the Pacers need to win two straight, something they haven’t done with their regular starters since mid-March. The Hawks, meanwhile, continued to decimate the Pacers’ defense with the spread offense, especially in a recordbreaking second quarter. Scott’s 3-point barrage helped Atlanta tie an NBA record with nine 3s in the quarter, becoming the first playoff team to achieve that feat since 2008. They finished with a franchise postseason record 15, three more than their previous mark. And as the Hawks outscored Indiana 41-19 over that 12-minute span, the Hawks matched their
HMS thinclads compete at YC YATES CENTER — Humboldt Middle School competed April 22 at a track meet in Yates Center. Results follow: Girls Seventh Grade Long jump — 1. Morgan Mauk, 13’; 4. Camrie Farran, 12’10 3/4”; 5. Kaylie Johnson, 12’8 3/4”; 6. Aricah McCall, 12’ 1/2” 100 meters — 6. Mauk, 14.32 1600 meters — 1. McCall, 6:28.9; 4. Alex Melendez, 7:24.7 800 meters — 3. McCall, 2:52.57 200 meters — 1. Mauk, 30.47; 5. Johnson, 31.43 Medley relay — 1. Humboldt (McCall, Farran, Mauk, Johnson), 2:16.49 4x200 relay — 3. Humboldt (Sydney Barker, Melendez, Tori White, Melanie Hallacy), 2:41.69 Eighth Grade High Jump — 1. Lizzie Myers, 4’4”; 2. Britnee Works, 4’; 3 (tie). Denise Johnson, 4’ Long jump — 2. Works, 13’7 1/2”; 5. Myers, 13’1” 75m hurdles — 3. Sierra Brinkerhoff, 14.47; 6. Myers, 15.77 400 meters — 5. Kaiti Carpenter, 1:10.65 800 meters — 4. Rylan Wilhite, 3:01.55 Medley relay — 1. Humboldt (Myers, Works, Wilhite, Carpenter), 2:16.0 4x200 relay — 3. Humboldt (Eden Carman, Ashlyn Tait, Cheyenne Steinbrook, Chastity Wells), 2:54.10 4x100 relay — 5. Humboldt
(Works, Hannah Riebel, Wilhite, Carpenter), 1:04.1 Boys Seventh Grade High jump - 2. Bo Bigelow, 4’6” Long jump — 3. David Watts, 14’2 1/2” Discus — 2. Tucker Hurst, 84’1”; 3. Teryn Johnson, 81’7” 75m hurdles — 2. Johnson, 13.76 100 meters — 3. Watts, 13.90; 4. Bigelow, 14.02 200 meters - 6. Hurst, 30.27 Medley relay — 2. Humboldt (Ryan Sellman, Hurst, Johnson, Watts), 2:11.58 4x200 relay – 1. Humboldt (Sellman, Caleb Coronado, Joe Murrow, Bigelow), 2:07.82 4x100 relay - 4. Humboldt (Coronado, Murrow, Calvin Schoendaller, Watts), 1:01.88 Eighth Grade Long jump — 1. Jacob Barker, 16’4 1/2” High jump — 2. Colin Gillespie, 5’: 6. Hesston Murrow, 4’4” Discus — 2. Johnson, 101’11”; 4. Zach Korte, 89’5” Shot put — 2. Noah Johnson, 34’2”; 5. Hunter Nickell, 30’9 1/2” 100 meters — NA. Barker, 12.68 1600 meters — 6. Sebastian Mock, 7:02.61 400 meters — 3. Barker, 1:02.86 3200 meters — 5. Zach Sigler, 17:31.28; 6. Brady Slocum, 17:35.26 800 meters — 5. Gillespie, 2:59.52; 6. Mock, 3:29.72 Medley relay — 3. Humboldt (Caleb Hart, Murrow, Johnson, Barker), 2:02.52 4x200 relay — 5. Humboldt (Gillespie, Korte, Seth Hegwald, Lance Daniels), 2:09.54
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