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Murl D. Munger observed Memorial Day services Monday at Highland Cemetery.

Munger an expert in foreign policy By SUSAN LYNN

It’s one thing to spout off. It’s another to know what you’re talking about. So when Dee Munger says he thinks U.S. foreign policy is “adrift,” it helps to know he has spent his life in the company of world leaders and their military might. Munger, 81, was in town over the Memorial Day weekend for his 65th class reunion from Iola High School. Born and mostly bred in Iola, Munger also served with Iola’s National Guard unit from 1968 to 1973, including as its commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion 137th Infantry unit.

In 1973, Munger moved to Carlisle, Pa., where he began a career of foreign service through the Strategic Studies Institute after graduating from the U.S. Army War College. He’s traveled to 42 countries in the line of duty that had him meeting sometimes with heads of state to assess their relationship to the United States. “I was a collector of information,” Munger said, reporting either directly or indirectly to the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and even the White House. Munger has investigated the growth of state-sponsored

terrorism beginning with the Soviet Union during the Cold War and up through current times in the Mideast; reported on the civil unrest in Central America; investigated the underwater sonar system used to detect submarines; and studied the war on drugs and border patrol along the U.S.Mexico border, just to name a few of his areas of concentration. THOUGH there’s probably not a stauncher defender of American values, Munger doesn’t necessarily see it as the role of the U.S. to try to See MUNGER | Page A5

Allen County Hospital, which will have Regional added to its name July 1, does more than just provide health care for Iola area residents. Ron Baker, its administrator, pointed out the hospital also brings revenue to town through charges for services and salaries paid 150 staff. Baker spoke at a See, Hear Iola presentation Friday morning. Baker noted the current hospital opened in 1952, having been built at a cost of $618,000 and at its peak had 65 beds in the late 1970s. Then, with charges diagnosis-driven, “we often had all the beds filled and people in the halls,” said Baker, who worked there as a lab technician after graduating from the University of Kansas. That changed in 1982 when the federal government adopted a method of charging for services that Baker said resembled the flat-rate method used with car repairs. “If a patient came with pneumonia,” he said, as an example, “the ‘book’ might say the cost of making the patient well was $5,000. If it took less than expected, the hospital made more money; if it took more, the hospital made less.” Efforts were made to get patients in and out quickly. “The only way to survive

Ron Baker was the speaker at See, Hear Iola Friday. was high volume,” Baker said, with small hospitals losing out to those in metropolitan areas. In 2005, the federal government began reimbursing for Medicare patients on a cost-basis, plus 1 percent, helping rural hospitals with predominantly older populations such as Allen County. The case for critical access hospitals also came into play for rural areas such as Iola. These have a limit of 25 beds. Critical access hospitals don’t provide long-term inpatient care “and you’re not likely to see highly technical procedures, such as openheart surgery, done at Allen County,” he said. ACH is here an “an access point to help” in the health care stream. The local hospital, and others like it, do have a role See ACH | Page A7

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Two Iola seniors-to-be learned more about Rotary International’s encouragement of adult members to put service above self in a leadership experience. Arion Kunkler and Scout Henry attended RYLA Camp — Rotary Youth Leadership Awards — at Tahlequah, Okla., April 3-7. They related their experiences and gratitude for the opportunity to Iola Rotarians, their sponsors, Thursday. Henry noted the camp emphasized leadership and communication skills while breaking the campers out of their comfort zones. “For me it was an incredible, lifechanging experience,” Henry said. “It empowered me to think I really could change the world. I’ve always wanted to help people, but didn’t know how,” and thinks she now will be able to apply techniques she learned in the Rotary program. An object of the camp was to promote cooperation, done at times

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Arion Kunkler, left, and Scout Henry in an unconventional manner and sometimes with controversial topics, including gay marriage, which “had us learning to cooperate” and accept, Henry said. See SERVICE | Page A3

Trail volunteers, from left, David Toland, Don Burns and Pat Haire, walk along the Southwind Trail on Elm Creek Bridge.

Southwind rail trail nears finish By STEVEN SCHWARTZ

For three serious-minded men, Don Burns, David Toland, and Pat Haire were positively giddy as they stood on the Southwind Trail south of town. In only a year after they began breaking trail, the seven-mile stretch from Iola to Humboldt is all but finished. It was on June 1, 2012, that a group of volunteers began working to clear the trail. Toland said it has been a

“combination of a motivated group of volunteers and the pressure of grants that had a 12-month limit,” that kept the work on track. But, as Burns put it simply, “we just wanted to get it done.” The others nodded in agreement. “There’s your quote,” Toland replied. The ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the extension of the rail trail is at 2 p.m. next Saturday, and will take place where the Prairie Spirit Trail and the Southwind Trail meet at Riverside Park. The trail’s southernmost See SOUTHWIND | Page A6

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The dam on Elm Creek displays the high water volume from recent storms. Forecasts predict more possible thunderstorms for the weekend. 75 Cents

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Obituaries Edward Gabel

Edward Martin Gabel, 99, Lenexa, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Visitation will be 9:3010:30 a.m., today, followed by Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3024 N. 53rd St., Kansas City, Kan. Burial will follow at Gates of Heaven Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice. Edward was born March 13, 1914, in Piper, to Martin Joseph and Thereisa Catherine (Deister) Gabel. He attended old Catholic High School and graduated from Ward High School in 1933. During World War II, he served his country working at the Sunflower Ordinance Plant in De Soto. while attending night classes at Kansas University. After the war, he completed his electrical schooling at Fin-

ley Engineering College. Refrigeration and air conditioning were beginning to be developed for use in stores a n d homes and he was able to learn about Edward Gabel t h i s industry at the beginning. He took a job at the Kroger Company installing and maintaining refrigeration equipment and was employed by Kroger until his retirement. He loved birds and built bird feeders and bird houses. He especially liked wrens and built dozens of wren houses. He provided wren houses to anyone in the family who wanted one and built houses for Sanctuary of Hope. He drew all sorts of birds to numerous feed-

ers in his yard and waged an ongoing war with the raider squirrels. Ed liked to hunt and fish, and even in his later years, he was still looking for those elusive pheasants or dropping a line in the water whenever he had the chance. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Mary Magdalen Wille, his daughter, Carol Ann, and grandson, James Edward Watson. Four children survive him: Janet (Jim) Watson, Overland Park, Linda Klindt, Lenexa, Barbara (Joe) Williams, Edwardsville, and Edward (DeAnn) Gabel, Kansas City, Kan. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. The family is most appreciative of the loving care provided by Sunrise Assisted Living and Compassionate Care Hospice. Please offer condolences at www.

Carlyle news Sunday services at Carlyle Presbyterian Church were anything but typical. Servicemen in the congregation were honored by the church. In addition to Pastor Steve Traw, Chaplain Lloyd Houk, Lay Minister Morris O’Dell and retired pastors Larry Ruse and Dale Powell addressed the congregation. Special music was provided by Larry and Dena Ruse, South Haven, who sang “I’ll be a Friend of His.” Houk played the piano and sang “I Love to Tell a Story” at the close

Carlyle Country Club met Thursday afternoon at the home of Phyllis Loomis. Cheryl Klingensmith was in charge of the business meeting. Myra Wildschutez became a new member. Leo and Judy Jeck, Paola, and Diana and Richard Deeds, Emporia, spent Sunday afternoon at the home of Jim Hinson and Joanna McIntyre. Jim Murrow, Springfield, Mo., was a recent guest of Linda and Melvin Guenther. The Guenthers’ grandson, Collin Davis, Bartlesville, Okla., is visiting this week.

W o rship W ith U s! But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.

N.I.V Psalm 3:3

Jackson & Walnut St. Iola

“The Cross Shines Brightly at Calvary”

Sunday Worship.............9:15 a.m. Sunday School..............10:30 a.m. Rev. Gene McIntosh, pastor Office: 365-3883 Parsonage: 365-3893

Carlyle Presbyterian Church Sunday Worship............9:30 a.m.

Bible Study......Tuesday 3 p.m. Sunday School immediately after service Steve Traw, pastor (620) 365-9728

Community Baptist Church Indepedent

KJV 124 N. Fourth, Iola Sunday School.........................10:00 a.m. Sun. Morning Service..............11:00 a.m. Sun. Evening Service................6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting.................6:00 p.m.

Marion Sponseller, pastor Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home (620) 365-6811 (620) 365-3150

Community of Christ East 54 Hwy., Iola

Sunday School.......9:30 a.m. Sun. Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer as announced

Gary Murphey, pastor (620) 365-2683

Covenant of Faith Christian Center 407 N. Chestnut, Iola

Sunday Worship...............10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening..................6:30 p.m. Tuesday Bible Study................7 p.m. Wednesday Service.................7 p.m.

Rev. Philip Honeycutt (620) 365-7405

Carolyn Lucille (Cramer) Morris, 71, Iola, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013, at her home. She was born April 30, 1942, in Esterville, Iowa, the daughter of Fred and Lucille (Bingham) Cramer. The family moved to a farm east of Gas and she graduated from Iola High School in 1961. On Aug. 1, 1962, she married Bobbie R. “Bob” Morris at LaHarpe Christian Church. They made their home in the Humboldt and Iola areas. She worked at Arkhaven and Pinecrest nursing homes. Her husband of 47 years preceded her in death on Oct. 19, 2009. She was a member of Church of the Nazarene in Humboldt for many years. Survivors include two sons, Toma and wife Lindsy and Tony

and wife Candie; three daughters, Annie Marie Kidwell and husband Michael, Tammie J. Mitchell and fiance Joe Creviston and To w a n da Bel o s i c a n d h u s - Carolyn Morris b a n d J o n n y, all of Iola; 14 grandchildren; one stepgranddaughter; 10 g reat-g randchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; and one stepgreat-great-grandchild; one brother, David Cramer and wife, Sandy, Humboldt; three sisters, Rosa Hansen and husband Jim, Iola, Mary Henderson and husband Martin, Elsmore, and May Jackson and husband Paul, Mound City. Preceding her in

death were a son, Bobbie R. Morris, Jr., two granddaughters, Jennifer Hunt and Alli Raylynn Morris, her parents, and two sisters, Roberta “Bertie” Jackson and Lenora “Norie” Stanford. Visitation will be 7-8 p.m. Monday at WaughYokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church, Iola. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, or Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF). Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral. com.

Gregory Powell

of the service. Twins Stacie and Scott Smail celebrate their birthdays today. Bob and Maude Burns celebrated their 65th anniversary on Tuesday. Weekend guests of Gene and Naomi Chambers were LuAnn and Bob Reece, grandchildren Jackson and Grace, Manhattan, Leslie Reece and Brock Ingmire, Lawrence, and Steven and Laura Reece, Overland Park. The Chambers decorated graves in Mound City and visited with Margaret Wilson on Monday. Ten members of the

Calvary United Methodist Church

Carolyn Morris

Fellowship Regional Church 214 W. Madison, Iola

Saturday: CRUX................................................7 p.m. Sunday: Worship.......................................10:30 a.m. Jeff Cokely, pastor Jared Ellis & Luke Bycroft (620) 365-8001

First Assembly of God 1020 E. Carpenter, Iola

Sunday School, All Ages...................9 a.m. Sunday Worship...........................10 a.m. Sunday Afternoon Teens FIRST...2:30 p.m. Sunday Praise & Prayer......................6 p.m. Wednesday Kids FIRST.............6:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Class..........................7 p.m. (620) 365-2492

Paul Miller, pastor

First Baptist Church

801 N. Cottonwood, Iola Sunday School........9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship.........10:30-11:30 p.m. on 1370 KIOL 11-11:30

Sunday Evening Bible Study Youth/Adult............................6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting......................6:30 p.m.

Dr. Michael Quinn, pastor (620) 365-2779

First Baptist Church 7th & Osage, Humboldt Sunday School......................9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship.................10:50 a.m. Sunday Evening Kids Bible Club...........5:30 p.m. Evening Service.....................7 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Study..........7 p.m.

Rev. Jerry Neeley, pastor (620) 473-2481

First Christian Church 1608 Oregon Rd., Iola “ Lead-Feed-Tend ” (John 21:15 - 17)

Sunday School............9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship.........10:30 a.m. Bible Study.................6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer...............6:30 p.m. Dave McGullion, pastor Travis Riley, youth pastor (620) 365-3436

Gregory H. Powell died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at St. John’s Hospital, Tulsa, at the age of 54. He was born Sept. 12, 1958, to Dewey Clements and Judith Brixey. He is survived by his mother, Judith Powell, Moran; two children, Justin Powell and Stephanie Wheat Craft; two brothers, Richard Powell and John Powell; his wife, Sharon; and many relatives and friends. Cremation has taken place. Private services were at Highland Cemetery, Iola.

First Presbyterian Church - Iola 302 E. Madison, Iola

Sunday Worship ........9:30 a.m. Sunday School...........10:45 a.m. Wednesday Kids Club........3 p.m.

Rev. Kathryn Bell Interim Pastor (620) 365-3481

Friends Home Lutheran Church Savonburg

Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday Worship at 11 a.m

PMA Sidney Hose (620) 754-3314

Grace Lutheran Church 117 E, Miller Rd., Iola

Sunday School.................9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Class................9:00 a.m. Worship Service.............10:30 a.m.

LaHarpe Baptist Mission

901 S. Main, LaHarpe Sunday School.........................10:00 a.m. Morning Worship....................11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening........................6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.

910 Amos St., Humboldt Sunday Worship 8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School..........................9:30 a.m. David E. Meier, pastor (620) 473-2343

Moran United Methodist Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

Duwayne Bearden, pastor (620) 228-1829

First and Cedar Streets Moran Sunday School...........8:45 a.m.

Sunday Worship .........9:30 a.m.


James Stigall, pastor (620) 237-4442

Northcott Church 12425 SW Barton Rd. Colony Sunday School.....................9:00 a.m. Sunday Worship.................10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening.......................6 p.m.

Rev. Bruce Kristalyn (620) 365-6468

Sharon K. Voorhees, pastor (620) 852-3077

Harvest Baptist Church

Poplar Grove Baptist Church

401 S. Walnut, Iola Family Prayer/Fellowship Hour at 9:15 a.m. (no child-care provided) Main Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Youth Group on Sunday Evenings at 5:00 p.m. Tony Godfrey, pastor (620) 365-3688 • (620) 228-2522

Humboldt United Methodist Church 806 N. 9th, Humboldt

Sunday School..............9:30 a.m. Morning Worship.............11:00 a.m. MS/HS Youth.....................5:00 p.m. Nursery provided Marge Cox, pastor (620) 473-3242

Independent & Fundamental

Lincoln & Second Streets, Iola Sunday School (all ages)........9:45 a.m. Morning Worship...............10:50 a.m. Evening Worship..................6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer & Worship.......7:00 p.m. (Nursery provided, all services)

Roger R. Collins, pastor (620) 365-2833

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

305 Mulberry, Humboldt Come Let Us Worship The Lord

430 N. Grant, Garnett

Saturday Women Bible Study.......... 9a.m. Sunday School..............9 a.m. Sunday Worship...............10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study.............7 p.m.

Ervin A. Daughtery Jr., pastor (785) 448-6930

Trinity United Methodist Church Broadway & Kentucky, Iola

Sunday Worship ..............11 a.m. Sunday School ...............9:30 a.m.

All Are Welcome! Leslie Jackson, pastor (620) 365-5235

Ward Chapel A.M.E. Lincoln and Buckeye Streets Iola

Sunday School.....................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship.................10:45 a.m. Thursday Service......................6 p.m.

Sunday School.....................10:00 a.m.

Salem United Methodist Church

Wesley United Methodist Church

Rev. James Manual (620) 473-3063

“The Little White Church in the Country”

3 miles west, 2 miles south of Iola Sunday School ......10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship....11:00 a.m.

Rev. Gene McIntosh Pastor (620) 365-3883

St. John’s Catholic Church 314 S. Jefferson, Iola

Saturday evening................5:30 p.m. Sunday Worship....................10 a.m. (at St. Joseph’s, Yates Center)8 a.m.

Wednesday P.S.R. Classes...6:30 p.m. (September through May)

Confessions Saturday 4:30-5:00 p.m.

Father John P. Miller (620) 365-3454

Sunday Worship..................11:00 a.m.

Joseph Bywaters, pastor

Madison & Buckeye

Contemporary Praise.........9:15 a.m. Sun.Worship.................... 9:30 a.m. Sun. School.....................10:45 a.m. Middle School UMYF............. 6 p.m. Combined Youth.................7:30 p.m. High School UMYF ................8 p.m. Rev. Trudy Kenyon Anderson (620) 365-2285

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church 202 S. Walnut, Iola

Holy Eucharist & Sermon at 9 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship

Rev. Jan Chubb (620) 365-7306

Just a bump on the head Shay Hlavaty holds an injured male cardinal that she found in the middle of State Street on Thursday evening. The bird suffered a head injury, but is expected to recover. He was sent with a person licensed to care for injured birds. Register/Steven Schwartz


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Plant’s restart depends on crop GARNETT — While it’s too early to predict

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Local control loses meaning Many Kansas legislators take exception to what’s sent the state’s way by the federal government. They turned back federal compensation for expanded Medicaid coverage over the next three years, with the provision that the state would assume 10 percent of the cost after that. Their excuse is Washington might renege, seemingly without considering the outcome being many poor Kansans will just have to do without. They rail about the Affordable Care Act, which is the law of the land and is going forward regardless of whether Kansas signs on to participatory advantages. And they abdicated responsibility to design our own exchange by not accepting funding for that, too. The thinking is Obama and his Democrat cronies just want to subjugate us all. The misguided response? We’ll show them. Take concealed carry. When concealed carry first arose, local option determined whether guns could be carried under a coat or in a hip pocket in buildings under the thumb of cities, counties and schools. Most governing bodies decided to put their facilities off limits. They feared an argument, fit of contentiousness or a misunderstanding might lead to a scene from the Old West. A gunfight unfolding in the courthouse lobby would create far more problems than it solved, was their reasonable analysis. That wasn’t good enough

for the new crop of lackluster legislators. They are more concerned about flexing their power to vote and appeasing lobbyists who are eager for an atmosphere in Kansas conducive to firearms, and the commercial advantages that come with it. The result: A law that takes effect July 1 opens just about every public building to concealed firearms. LET’S LOOK closer. The lion’s share — and probably then some — of Kansans who have taken concealed carry classes and earned certification are mighty fine folks. They are honest, hard-working and care about their communities; citizens we’re all pleased to call friends and neighbors. There is every reason to think that a very small percentage ever will take advantage of concealed carry certification to the point of “packing heat” each time they leave home. They may carry a handgun hidden away in their vehicle, but going to the trouble of actually carrying one is another matter. That isn’t the point that should concern. Our focus should be on the intrusiveness of the Legislature, with members far too eager to pander to big interest groups and make local entities suffer for it. The vast majority of Kansans are being ignored to a favored few. — Bob Johnson

Searching for handholds I used to listen to the radio getting ready for work. My cadre of NPR friends included Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep as hosts of Morning Edition and reporters Nina Totenberg on the Supreme Court, Ari Shapiro with the White House beat, Corey Flintoff on international affairs, and Ina Jaffee on the national desk.

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I wouldn’t know them if I saw them, but if they spoke I’d be flipping through a mental Rolodex trying to place them. The news team briefed me on what to look for in longer form once I got to work. Ever since the first of the year, I stopped the radio habit. I found the news was more

noise while I was dealing with my dad’s illness. Now that he’s gone, it seems I still need some space, some quiet, some time to try to process his death. His absence still catches me off guard. My other morning ritual is to read the morning’s New York Times online. I still go through the routine, but more and more I find myself in a fog and browsing through non-newsy things, such as the real estate section. “House Hunting in Ireland,” was this week’s mansion du jour. There’s also the page “What you get for $4 million,” or some such price. I don’t think they’ve ever gone below $700,000, but the sky’s the limit for the upper prices. Location determines the price. A one-bedroom cottage in Seattle is listed for just shy of $1 million. No kidding. The asking price for an 11-room penthouse in New York City is $17 million. I’m not sure what I get from looking at all this high-end real estate except maybe some

decorating terms: doubleheight ceiling, casement windows, butler’s pantry, trompe l’oeil walls, en suite bathroom. I’ve also learned from viewing hundreds of homes that stoves are a status symbol. The Italian brand Smeg sells for $3,000. But a German Miele or a U.S. Viking model can top that by another grand, easy. Same goes for bathroom fixtures and furniture. I’m glad the reporters frequently include the prices for such things. Makes me appreciate our local appliance and furniture offerings. I’m afraid if I really paid $20,000 for a bathtub I wouldn’t have the good taste to remove the price tag. THE CLINICAL diagnosis for what I’m going through is grief, an all-encompassing term that gives all kinds of allowances. Thank goodness. I don’t really know of any other way to “move on,” than to cut myself some slack. I need time to find new handholds.

Taxing vision shortsighted KC Royals testing this fan’s patience The Kansas Legislature, the vast majority of whom are of the same party (Republican), and the vast majority of whom are all of the same ideology (conservative), have found it very difficult to find any kind of common ground on taxes. Taxes of all things! Who could have predicted this? The legislature was supposed to be out of Topeka in 80 days. All was going to be “guns and roses.”

Joseph Aistrup Insight Kansas And then, the taxing thing hit. The 2012 tax cut law was not as dynamic as advertised. The additional jobs, which were supposed to be created because entrepreneurs kept “their” money and invested it back in Kansas, did not produce any more jobs and it produced less tax revenue than would have been created in Kansas without it. And here’s the big reality — it will never do so. There are a couple of major reasons for this. Capital is fluid. In our global economy, capital will move to wherever the profits are greatest. We are a state of less than 3 million people in a global economy of over 7 billion people. The calculus is straightforward. It’s usually about labor costs, not tax policy. If production can be done for more profit overseas, it will be. Ask Nike or Apple. However, when there are exceptions to this rule of thumb,

location, location, location dominates, not taxation. Kansas does have some inherent advantages in the animal and natural resource extraction industries. Our location for these businesses helps us. Unfortunately, for most other industries, our location does not help. We have long winters, no beaches with ocean views, and no mountain scenery, each of which can matter for where capital flows in the U.S. and the rest of the more developed world. Small business development is triggered in response to this flow of capital and the demands for goods and services that it creates. Tax policy has only a small impact. So where does this leave us as a state? We are attempting to implement a solution — elimination of income taxes — that

property and sales taxes, both of which are by design regressive. In the past, our tax system used the progressive income tax to balance this regressivity. If we eliminate the progressive income tax, the regressive nature of our sales and property tax systems will disproportionately punish the poorest among us and elderly on fixed incomes. This is cruel. Second, the sales tax can become more neutral if we apply it to the sales of all goods and services, exempting only groceries, physician services, and prescription drugs. A similar story also applies to the property tax. It too will be less regressive if we expand its base to all forms of property. Both reforms will ensure that all citizens and businesses will share the tax load and best of

We are attempting to implement a solution — elimination of income taxes —that has no chance of producing its advertised effect, producing jobs ... has no chance of producing its advertised effect, producing jobs, population growth, and tax revenue beyond what we would have experienced without it. Something tells me that this does not matter. Some of our duly elected leaders believe they are right and they are determined to implement their taxing vision. Given this reality, then we should at least reform our tax system the right way. First, we should recognize the nature of the problem. Eliminating income taxes will lead to a greater reliance on

all, the tax rates for both types of taxes will be lowered. Third, when faced with what seemed like daunting policy reforms, our Kansas ancestors brought together political friend and foe into commissions, working groups or task forces. They accessed expertise and melded together ideas to develop policies to make Kansas a better place. We need to follow the lead of our ancestors and create a “Taxing Commission” to properly reform our taxing system. Aistrup is a political science professor at Kansas State University.

The Kansas City Royals have collapsed like a paper tent in a rainstorm, but the swoon hasn’t dulled my enthusiasm for the boys in blue. Sometimes, though, I have to steel myself. I try not to question Ned Yost’s wisdom as manager, although it’s difficult at times. Such as Wednesday night when Aaron Crow flew in from the bullpen and opened the flood gates for a Cardinal victory. I had labored, obviously delusional, under the impression the Royals were breaking out of their funk, and maybe that occurred Thursday night in their rain-soaked 4-2 victory. It is a long season, I tell myself. More than 100 games remain and anything can happen, although that has been a recurring rationalization of mine for nearly 50 years. I began following major league baseball when the Philadelphia A’s moved to Kansas City in 1955. Those early days had a bit of a circus atmosphere. Many of the A’s players were cast-offs — usually from the Yankees — or young players who never lived up to expectations. Hank Bauer, a former Yankee star, played at old Municipal Stadium

in the twilight of his career. Lou Klimchock was a whizbang minor league hitter, but never could solve major

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league pitching. My interest bordered on obsession, to the point that several seasons I never missed a single game. I had a Hitachi transistor radio with an earphone that kept me in touch with the play-by-play. I’ve seen my share of games in Kansas City, even watched Jim Colborn pitch a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers in 1977. Nowadays, most of my viewing is from an easy chair, with a computer nearby so I can occupy myself with something else when futility on the TV screen exceeds my tolerance. LATE NOTE: Maybe George Brett’s appointment as hitting coach Thursday afternoon will make a difference — there’s always hope.

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instill democracy around the world. “You can’t go into a tribal country such as Afghanistan and forcefeed democracy,” he said. “National sovereignty is foreign to them,” noting the boundaries of individual countries in the Mideast were drawn largely by Britain and France after World War I and little attention was paid to the ancient tribal, ethnic and religious differences. As for Iraq, “It should have been divided into three countries, among the Shiites, Sunnis and

Kurds,” Munger said of their religious factions. “Their differences are irreconcilable. We’re not going to change that.” Same goes for the current insurgency in Syria. Munger contends current foreign policy under President Obama is at loose ends. “He’s attempting to do too much with too little help from our allies,” he said. “You can’t go in and kill all the bad guys, because there’s a neverending supply. When dealing with a foreign country, you have to be

careful. The best course is to win the hearts and minds of the people, by teaching them farming methods and how to start up new businesses.” Munger said the reserve forces, those who combine a military career with a civilian career, are the most effective in working with the people of a foreign country such as Afghanistan. “They have the crews with expertise,” he said. “There’s always competition between the reserve forces and active forces for funding. But when a long-term project is at hand, you need


the people with the better training.” WHEN


walks the streets of Iola, he says he “sees ghosts.” “I can’t say I’m really seeing the Iola of today. My mind fogs over with so many memories.” There’s Art Murphy of Aladdin Grocery walking with his signature limp. Gene Cook of Cooksey’s Drug, where Munger was a soda jerk for four years. Jack Hixon of the paper goods store and A.D. Gordon of the insurance business. In his mind’s eye, there’s more memories

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Dee Munger and his wife, Joan. than fact as Munger views today’s downtown Iola. Reaching even further back, Munger can still smell the baked goods he delivered for Mrs. Potts up on North Street. It was his first job. Still wet behind the ears, the young lad carried a basket of freshly baked goods to merchants around the square and into the courthouse selling slices of coffee cake, breads and cookies. As an only child of the Depression, Munger didn’t grow up to have big dreams. The family was poor. His father died at 58 of a heart attack when Munger was in his late teens. His mother, Vica, remarried “a wonderful man,” Bill Young, a county engineer. Munger attended the University of Kansas where he majored in geological engineering and began working for the Corps of Engineers in Kansas City. By then the Korean War was in full swing and Munger enlisted. “It changed my whole life,” he said of joining the military. In fact, Munger never worked again as an engi-

CHICAGO (AP) — Tally another big win for billionaire Donald Trump in his legal battle with an 87-year-old who claimed “The Apprentice” star cheated her in a skyscraper-condo deal. A judge in Chicago sided with Trump Friday on two outstanding allegations, following last week's related civil trial in which jurors also gave the nod to the real estate magnate. In her 38-page ruling, U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve agreed with Trump that Jacqueline Goldberg was "a sophisticated" investor who could not plausibly claim to have been duped. The Evanston woman alleged Trump promised her profit sharing if she bought two condos at the glitzy Trump International Hotel & Tower in Chicago, but said he reneged after she committed to buy. But Goldberg signed a buyers' contract giving Trump rights to withdraw the offer, and Goldberg had plenty of time to cancel the purchases without penalty, the judge concluded. “Ms. Goldberg's lack of urgency” to pull out of the purchases when she still could "undercuts her argument that the changes (about profit sharing) were such an outrageous surprise,” St. Eve wrote. Goldberg — who the judge noted has a master's degree in accounting — knew or should have known the risk of the profit-sharing deal being withdrawn, the judge said. Goldberg signed her contract in 2006 before the hotel-condo was completed and so, the judge said,




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MUNGER married an Iola native, the former Joan Thornbrugh, class of 1954. They met while students at KU. They have four children. They have made every reunion except one, even though it’s been 40 years since they last lived in Iola. Munger’s Iola roots exert a strong pull. Munger’s great-grandfather, Louis C. Munger, came this way serving with the 9th Volunteer Calvary during the Civil War and for the next three generations the Munger family called Iola home.

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neer except on an occasional consulting basis. Because of his previous experience with the National Guard’s 195th artillery unit, Munger was able to join the Army as a commissioned officer. For the next 34 years Munger wore an officer’s uniform that grew more heavily decorated over his years of service. He’s most proud of being awarded the Legion of Merit, recognizing his many years with the armed services.

Trump may well have had “understandable” business reasons for altering the contract terms. Trump's lawyer, Stephen Novack, called Friday's ruling "decisive" and “thorough,” adding that it meant his client has now prevailed on all the core legal issues. Goldberg's attorney, Shelly Kulwin, said he was disappointed. “I respectfully disagree with (the ruling), obviously,” he said. Asked about the possibility of an appeal on either the judge's or jury's rulings, Kulwin said, “We are discussing it with our client.” The case stemmed from a lawsuit filed by Goldberg in 2009. Jurors rejected the fraud-related allegations, and St. Eve decided the claims about a breach of contract and violation the Illinois Condominium Act — siding with Trump on both. The sometimes-acrimonious jury trial, which lasted a week, featured two days of testimony by Trump. He told jurors about the contract stipulation, contending that Goldberg bought the condos knowing it was there. “And then she sued me,” he boomed, raising his arms. “It's unbelievable!” Goldberg, who had sought damages totaling around $6 million, told reporters after the jury decision went against her last week that she had no regrets about suing Trump. “I think I have exposed him for what he is. I had to try,” she said. A little later the same day, Trump criticized Goldberg for taking him to court, saying, “She should be ashamed of herself.”

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If you look closely enough, you may just spot the red fox sunning itself on the Southwind Trail on Thursday afternoon.

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Dave Fontaine was busy during the time of the interview, working to get bollards into position at the points where the trail intersected public roads. He, along with several other volunteers, saw the potential in the trail when they began clearing out the brush and debris — with the help of Joe Works’ equipment from B&W Trailer Hitches. “It was more or less realizing the potential at that point,” Haire said. He and Burns said they knew when they finished the first two miles of the clearing, the trail was going to see fruition. They could see “the light at the end of the tunnel.” Most people they conferred with said a trail of Southwind’s magnitude would take two to three years to complete. While Toland said the first email regarding the trail was sent in 2008, the physical labor will be finished one year to the day. “This is a case study

for building a first-class trail with minimal resources,” Toland said. Haire said he has run on the Flint Hills Nature Trail in the past. He described the different sections as “chapters” that described the efforts of the volunteers involved. Some sections were clean and orderly, while others were cluttered and difficult to maneuver. He said they hope the Southwind Trail will have its own unique chapter. “Our chapter will read as success and/or quality, maximizing the potential in the trail,” Haire said. “More quality per mile.” BURNS SAID they have seen their ups and downs when working on the sections. Clearing brush in the summer heat took its toll on the volunteers. “We were really looking forward to B&B Cafe at the end of those days,” Burns laughed. The first day they cleared Elm Creek Bridge, which all three described as their most difficult task, it was 17 degrees as a high temperature. “We had a ball,” Burns said. And now that things are finished, all of the volunteers can breathe a

sigh of relief. “I’m so damn proud of this trail,” Burns said. “It means a lot to me,” Haire said. “At this time in my life, it’s an extraordinary way to maximize the time I have.” The three men walked along the trail and reflected on the work they had finished, along with the help of the numerous volunteers. They examined the surface of the trail, kicking areas that seemed to need attention. THE TRAIL is owned by the Sunflower Rails to Trails Conservancy, and the volunteers have signed an official agreement that will commit them to the upkeep of the trail. The volunteers will mow, remove weeds, pick up trash and maintain the area. Allen County assisted in part, by grading the trail and operating heavier machines. The ribbon cutting starts at 2 p.m., and Toland said he encourages people to bring their bicycles and running or walking shoes; to hit the trail after the ceremonies. The Southwind Trail volunteers also encourage everyone to attend the ribbon cutting for the Neosho River Memorial Park in Humboldt, which starts at 5 p.m.

USD 258 opens field to young players HUMBOLDT — Young Humboldt football players will get a taste this fall of what for them will be the big time. USD 258 board members Tuesday night approved use of the district’s new football field, cloaked in artificial turf, by youth recreation teams.

The field is part of a sports complex, including baseball and softball fields and track and field accommodations, at the east edge of town, expected to be completed by mid-summer. Board members approved a bid of $68,850 from Double E Construction, LaHarpe, to construct a parking

lot south of the high school. The bid was one of three. Otherwise in a meeting that lasted just 31 minutes, board members approved a number of supplemental contracts for the 201314 school year, for such things as coaching and organization and program supervision.

Gas alums meet Parsons The annual reunion of the two old Gas City schools was Memorial Day at The Greenery. Attending were Karen Boyd Trester, Larry and Shirley Robertson and Darlene Wilson Burton, Gas; Jessie and Evelyn Jantz Ewing, Rosella Fulton Payne, Sandra Payne and Kailymn Wilhite, LaHarpe; Clifford and Betty Wilson, Fort Scott; Mary Cramer Henderson and Dorothy Yeadem, Elsmore; Wyoma May Cramer Jackson and

June Roeder, Mound City; David and Sandra Cramer, Humboldt; Jim and Phyllis Prentice and Larry Walters, Lawrence; Cheryl Walters, Topeka; Judy Dalton, McLouth; Karlos and Mary Foster, Kansas City, Kan., George and Celia Remsberg Greenleaf; Westerville, Ohio; and Frank and Pat Niemeyer, Brenda Holloway, Connie Massengill Flack, Elda Lee Mullins Fewins and Lavon Kinman Johnson, Iola.

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Britton Klotz, 40, Iola, was arrested here Wednesday night on a

Neosho County warrant for a worthless check. He was taken to the Neosho County Jail.

Livestock market At the Parsons Livestock Market sale Wednesday, 692 cattle were sold. Choice cows 74-89; canners & cutters 6374; shelly cows 63 and back; bred cows 8001400; pairs 1125-1575; lower grades 76-99. Steers: Up to 400# 160-201; 400# to 500# 140-168; 500# to 600# 135-159; 600# to 700# 125-150; 700# to 800# 115-140. Heifers: Up to 400# 140-165; 400# to 500# 125-151; 500# to 600# 120-145; 600# to 700# 115-133; 700# to 800# 110-125.

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H ACH Continued from A1 in more advanced care by giving patients who undergo sophisticated procedures a place close to home to recover — termed swing bed care. “It’s much easier on family and friends to visit in a hospital close to home rather than have to drive back and forth to Wichita or Kansas City,� he said. Swing bed care may go on for as long for six weeks, when a patient is recovering from something as immobilizing as major hip surgery, Baker noted. Allen County is a major player in out-patient care, which doesn’t require being admitted to the hospital, he said. Baker also said the hospital was negotiating with Via Christi of Wichita to keep open the Iola Medical Associates clinic, 401 S. Washington Ave. Dr. Earl Walter retired Friday. Dr. Wesley Stone and Margaret Lesher, nurse practitioner, will continue at the clinic. “We’re going to keep it rolling,� Baker said. Ground was broken for the new hospital, just north of town on Kentucky Street, a year ago and is expected to open about Oct. 1. Much new and computerized equipment will accompany the opening, but it may be a while before the hospital will be able fi-


Wastewater project ready nancially to purchase its own magnetic resonance imaging device. “It will cost about $1.5 million,� Baker said. Meanwhile, the hospital has arranged for a new vendor to bring a trailer-borne MRI to the hospital three days a week, rather than two. The advantage of an MRI on site also would mean having one with a larger “bore,� or the opening through which patients pass. Baker said a machine less confining would be popular. In answer to a question, Baker doesn’t think Medicare reimbursement will be an issue for critical access hospitals, even though World War II baby boomers are starting to take advantage. Today, 40 to 50 percent of hospitals are critical access, but they consume just 4 to 6 percent of Medicare reimbursement funding, he said. “If they (the feds) are going to look at changes, they’re going to go for the big bucks,� Baker predicted. AHEAD OF Baker, Carl Slaugh, Iola administrator, mentioned some things going on with the city, to wit: — Start on reconstruction of U.S. 54 from the east side of Iola to east of LaHarpe has been put off to about Aug.






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1 because of other commitments for the contractor, Koss Construction. — Chip and seal of streets in the southeast quadrant of Iola will start the second week of July and take about a month to complete. — A new 12-inch water line will be laid from the water plant to town. Several leaks, including a major one that nearly drained Iola’s storage, occurred last year. — The sampling to determine if lawns throughout town are contaminated by heavy metals from the foundries of a century ago should be completed in September. Lawn replacement will start sometime after that. — A survey of sidewalks leading to Iola schools also will be done soon, so efforts may be made to attract a Safe Routes to Schools improvements grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Realtor John Brocker said 51 Iola homes were listed for sale when “I ran the list at 5 a.m. (Friday).� He said prices ranged from $18,000 to $550,000, with a median of $84,000. Through the end of May, 14 homes have been sold, compared to 19 for the same time in 2012. Countywide 81 homes are listed for sale.

The wasterwater improvement project is ready to roll. All the City of Iola needs are the supplies to start phase one. The first phase is the replacement of a motor for a lift pump in the main lift station, just northwest of Elm Creek Bridge. In addition to the pump, contractors will be removing the auxiliary pump attached to the main lift house. The main lift station pumps sewage from lines running throughout the city, up into the

lagoons southwest of the pumps. Crossland Heavy Contractors was selected for the $197,000 bid, which includes the cost of the new motor, removal of the auxiliary pump and fitting wider pipes to the lift station. “It’s not like chump change,� City Administrator Carl Slaugh said. “Everything you do these is expensive.� Phase two will include updates at the Kentucky, Vine and Ohio streets lift stations.

The wet wells, which contain sewage, need replacement at Kentucky and Vine, and the controls and motor at the Ohio station needs re-working. The total cost for the second phase is approximately $600,000. Bids will be opened June 12. The final phase will be the re-lining of pipes in the city, specifically where areas have deteriorated or need special attention. Slaugh said he hopes to limit cost of the improvements to $1.5 million.

Mapleton shodeo coming up Mapleton will have its ATV Shodeo at 7 p.m. Friday in the Mapleton arena. Registration for the shodeo starts at 6 p.m. The event will include barrel, pole and flag races. There are four different classes so the whole family can join in on the fun. Categories are 6 and under, 7-10, 11-14,

and 15-adult. There will be awards for first, second and third place in each class. Only utility 4-by-4 four-wheelers will be allowed at the event. Release forms must be signed by all riders and for riders under 18 a parent/guardian release form must be signed. For safety reasons helmets must be

worn in the arena at all times. Gate admission is $1 per person or $5 per carload. The entry fee to participate in the shodeo is $5. Concessions will be available to purchase. For more information on the event contact Kelly Hall, 620-2247668, or Marla Sutterby, 620-224-6863.

H Service Continued from A1 Henry said she thought some helpful programs, modeled after Rotary International, might be developed at Iola High. “We also talked about exchange programs,� Henry said, an adventure she found appealing and might pursue in her college career.

May is National Foster Care Month and the Iola TFI Family Services, Inc. office thanks our foster parents. The Iola office supports 25 foster homes in Allen, Woodson, Anderson, and parts of Coffey Counties that care for children who are unable to remain in their parental home due to abuse or neglect situations. Foster parents work hand in hand with social workers, school districts, mental health centers, doctor’s offices, and community service organizations to provide essential and critical care of the children who are entrusted in their care and supervision. Foster parents have a very important role in the foster care system as they provide care for children 24/7 and are responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of children in foster care. Our TFI foster parents provide the guidance, stability, and love that is needed for children. TFI Family Services applaud these compassionate families for taking the time to make a difference in the lives of Kansas children and families throughout the year.


Memorial Day decorations & flowers at Highland Cemetery and Iola Cemetery must be picked up by 8 a.m. Thursday, June 6. Cemetery personnel will dispose of items that are not picked up by that time!

Thank you for your cooperation. City of Iola – Cemetery Department

“Everything we did was to bring us together,� she continued. Kunkler said, “I had no clue what I was getting into,� but soon regretted whatever anxieties he may have had about attending the camp. Even a ban on cell phones, which the two Iolans observed but some others didn’t, “wasn’t so bad,� Kunkler said.

He, too, pointed out efforts, some subtle, to get the campers to join together in cooperative efforts. “We had challenges each day, including some friendly competition,� Kunkler said. “The experience changed me for the better.� Opportunity to attend the camp came on nominations by local club members.

Court report DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed:

Beacon Sales Acquisition, Inc., DBA Shelter vs. Diebolt Lumber & Supply, debt collection. Lisa Holloway vs. Christopher Holloway, divorce. John Schmidt vs. Hannah Schmidt, divorce. Mary Rourk vs. James R. Rourk Jr., divorce.

MAGISTRATE COURT Judge Thomas Saxton Convicted as follows with fines assessed:

Kirsten L. Tautfest, Stillwater, Okla., 80/65, child passenger safety

The family of Wanda and Terry Weldin invite you to participate in a card shower to celebrate their 25th Wedding Anniversary. Wanda and Terry were married on June 11, 1988, in Holton, Kansas. Their children include daughter Marcy Weldin of Austin, Texas, and son Shawn Weldin and spouse Mackenzie of Sabetha, Kansas. Cards of congratulations can reach them at 727 Kennebec Street, Burlington, Kansas 66839.

laws, $233. Tremaine A. Hill, Somerset, N.J., 70/55, $173. William D. Stephens, LaHarpe, 65/55, $143. Austin J. Gribble, Iola, 77/65, $155.

Convicted of no seat belt and fined $10:

Florencio G. Cuevas, Coffeyville. Christian I. Sanders, Iola. Joshua M. Blazek, Iola. Luke C. Chenowith, Iola. Michael L. Romine, Humboldt. Ricky W. Booe, Humboldt. Vickie D. Booe, Humboldt. Alexandria Ludlum, Humboldt. James R. Kilby, Iola.

Diversion ments with sessed:

agreefines as-

Daniel Bowman, LaHarpe, driving with a suspended license (two counts), no liability insurance, $1,098. Failing to appear:

Astin P. Mitchell, Tulsa, basic rule governing the speed of vehicles, driving without a license. Dale W. Baker, Emporia, 77/65. Contract cases filed:

Capital One Bank vs. Amy R. Shields, debt collection. Small claims filed:

AllClean LLC vs. Cleto Coronado dba Coronado’s Mexican Restaurant. Elsmore Feed Store vs. Michael A. Neria.








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Hoggatt graduates Clyde Hoggatt graduated from the University of Kansas on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Hoggatt received a bachelor of science degree, a minor in psychology and a service learning certificate from KU. He is the son of Marcia Hoggatt and the late John Hoggatt, Iola and the grandson of Lillian Franklin, Iola.

Thompson earns masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree Kenna Michelle Thompson recently graduated cum laude from Pittsburg State University with a masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree in business management. Thompson, the daughter of Kent and Susan Thompson, LaHarpe, and granddaughter of Leon and Judy Thompson, Iola, graduated from Iola High School in 2008 and Allen Community College in 2009. She received her undergraduate degree in business administration from PSU in 2012. While attending PSU, Thompson served as a graduate assistant for the Kelce School of Business, and assisted staff with resource development. Thompson served as a paid intern with Fastenal, the leading fastener distributor in North America. She has accepted a full-time position with Fastenal at its Pittsburg branch.

Births Haven Berntsen

Ashley and Devin Berntsen are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Haven Annalise Bernsten, on May 23, 2013. She was born at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. She weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Roy and Debra Wools of Colony. Paternal grandparents are Rick and Rita Berntsen from Iola and Deanna and Tim Egner of Chanute. Great-grandparents are Bernita Berntsen of LaHarpe and Edna Hale of Chanute.

Jaiden Shimp

Jenna White and John Shimp are happy to announce the birth of their son, Jaiden Stanley Shimp, on May 24, 2013. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 18½ inches long. Maternal grandparents are Stan Douglas of Iola and Tammy Douglas of St. Joseph, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Hazel and Larry Dean of Rich

Hill, Mo. Great-grandmother is Shirley Elliott of Bowling Green, Mo. Jaiden joins older brothers, Elijah Wimpey 11, and Jordan White, 7.

Mattie Jones

Amanda and Shane Jones are happy to announce the birth of their daughter Mattie Kross Jones on May 30, 2013. She weighed 8 pounds and, 12 ounces and was 19Âź inches long. Mater nal g randparents are Jim Kellar, Megargel, Texas, Tracy Kellar, Colony, Dan Mattie Jones and Carrie Soliz, Kansas City, Mo. Paternal grandparents are Teresa and Ben Colgan, Olney, Texas and Mike Jones, Olney, Texas. Great-grandparents are Gene Kellar, Olney, Texas, Butch and Vicky Lytle, Colony. Mattie joins sister McKenna, 6, and Kreed, 4.

Auxiliary looking for young volunteers Allen County Hospital is accepting applications for its Junior Volunteer Program. The program provides students an opportunity to work in the healthcare environment and explore many aspects of the daily operation of a hospital. Students must be 13 or older, up through high

Police beat Arrests made after traffic stop

A traffic stop Thursday evening on U.S. 54 just west of Gas prompted by four occupants of a car not wearing seatbelts led Allen County officers to make two arrests for drug violations. Arrested for possession of a sub-

stance thought to be marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia were Dustin L. Prock, 18, Gas, driver of the car, and Morgan J. Leroy, 18, Humboldt. Two other occupants, 18 and 15, were released to their parents. All were cited for seatbelt violations.



Elderly woman runs in Kan. race WICHITA, Kan. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; An 80-year-old southcentral Kansas woman is gearing up to run the annual River Run 10K race in Wichita, which she has run 19 times since the race began in 1984. Rita Sadowksi told The Wichita Eagle she is also hoping to finish the Kansas Health Foundation River Run race today in good time. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I'd better be able to do it under an hour and 20,â&#x20AC;? Sadowksi said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If I don't come in good, it would kill me.â&#x20AC;? Sadowski took first in the 75-and-over female master's division last year with a time of 1:16:45. Once age-grading formulas are mixed in, that equates to 31st place in the women's category. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's a health thing for me," she said. "When you run, you're healthy.â&#x20AC;? Sadowski said she trains Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, though she has taken this week off in preparation for this weekend's race. Her daughter, Gina Crowley, of Charleston, S.C., and Crowley's nephew from St. Louis are also joining her in the run this year. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We weren't able to come visit for her birthday, so we all decided to come run with her,â&#x20AC;? Crowley said. When medals are on the line, her mom doesn't mess around, Crowley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;She still worries about who close to her age group is going to pass her at the end," Crowley said. "She's so competitive.â&#x20AC;?

school. Volunteer orientation will be 1-3 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital. The program will continue until the first week in August and will end with a pizza party and awards. For applications or more information, contact the Allen County Hospital volunteer coordinator, 365-1021.




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Iolan takes pastime to extremes “

Browning’s MMA bout is Friday in Kansas City

To me, this is the ultimate challenge. Only one of two things will happen. You either compete, or you’re going to get beat.


Jacob Browning, Iola, has found a way to mix business with pleasure: mixed martial arts. Browning, 23, will be in Kansas City, Mo., Friday for his second career MMA bout. He is on the slate for Friday’s Ultimate Blue Corner Battles at VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino. Browning, who won his first career match last August, is unsure of who his opponent will be. Mixed martial arts, for the uninitiated is just what it sounds like. Two combatants utilize a number of techniques to either knock the opponent out or force him into submission. Browning, at 135 pounds, fights in the bantamweight division.

— Jacob Browning, on mixed martial arts fighting

Browning grew up an active athlete at Iola High School — he’s a 2008 graduate — but found his interest in athletics waning as he grew older. Instead, he was more apt to be at a party than a ball field. “I really wasted a lot of time,” he admitted.

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Iolan Jacob Browning, 23, will compete in his second career mixed martial arts bout Friday at Harrah’s Casino in Kansas City, Mo. “It’s exciting,” said Browning, who compared mixed martial arts fighters to Roman

gladiators of eons past. “To me, this is the ultimate challenge. Only one of two things

will happen. You either compete, or you’re going to get beat.”

THAT changed shortly after high school, when Browning’s wife, Jayme, found out she was pregnant with the couple’s first child. “That really settled me down more than anything,” he said. “I knew I had to start taking things more seriously. To show some responsibility.” Browning enrolled in an online college, where he earned See BROWNING | Page B3

KC courts Royal legend to address hitting woes By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — George Brett is giving coaching a month. The greatest player in Kansas City Royals history isn’t sure teaching is his forte and

doesn’t know if players will listen. Before hustling to the batting cage to start his job and greet well-wishers that included his former manager Whitey Herzog, the team’s high profile interim batting coach

certainly gave a fiery acceptance speech. “I’m scared to death right now, to be honest with you,” Brett said Thursday night. “But I’m looking forward to the challenge.” Not too scared to call out

Mike Moustakas, Eric Hosmer and the team’s other underachieving youngsters. Brett said he’d do all he could, but added they must be accountable. “I mean, get rid of what’s that baby stuff ? Baby Gerber

or something?” Brett said. “Get rid of the bottles, let’s go. Let’s go!” Brett and Moore plan to meet in a month to assess the situation, and then again two See BRETT | Page B2

Rains add to surreal night By ANDREW SELIGMAN AP Sports Writer

The Royals and Cardinals should have known something was up when the first pitch was delayed an hour by rain. The game moved quickly after that — right up until the top of the ninth inning, with the Royals leading and the rain back in force. Umpire crew chief Joe West had a decision to make. With the game the last one between the two teams this season, a new rule added this year allowed West to call the game in a decision that would wipe out the top of the ninth and give the Cardinals a 2-1 win, based on the score from the previous completed inning. West chose to wait out the rain. And wait. And wait some more. After 4½ miserable hours, the game resumed

any concerns about sleep-deprived umResults from Friday’s game pires calling Fribetween the Kansas City Roy- day’s game against Arizona. als and Texas Rangers were “Sometimes we unavailable by press deadline. get in at 3:15 in the morning. They don’t have to get to shortly after 3 a.m. CDT and the park that early, so they the final out came at 3:14 a.m. get plenty of sleep,” he said Kansas City left for a series of the umpires. “That’s not in Texas and the Cardinals something that’s going to went home to sleep a bit be- dictate the game.” fore a home series against The near-capacity crowd San Francisco. of 43,916 was down to a The umpiring crew? They couple hundred hardy souls had a matinee in Chicago, when the game ended. with the first pitch scheduled “I wasn’t sure we were gojust 10 hours after the final ing to get that game in, and out in St. Louis. to lose in that fashion after “We worry about that coming back in the ninth game when we get to that inning wouldn’t have been one,” West told reporters. right,” said Royals man“We had to worry about this ager Ned Yost, whose team game.” snapped an eight-game skid Chicago Cubs manager See NIGHT | Page B2 Dale Sveum shrugged off

Royals game late

Nadal and Williams victorious By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer

PARIS (AP) — Miffed about the scheduling of matches at the French Open, Rafael Nadal took the court at 11 a.m. Friday lacking his usual intensity, and it showed. The seven-time champion had to come from behind for the second match in a row to beat Martin Klizan 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. Nadal criticized tournament organizers for scheduling his match with Klizan late on Thursday with rain predicted. The forecast proved correct, and the match was postponed a day, while Nadal’s next opponent — Fabio Fagnini — won earlier Thursday and will have a day’s rest before their match today. “That’s not fair,” Nadal said. “Today I was playing almost three hours on court, and my See NADAL | Page B3

Photo by Everett Royer/Hays Daily News

Norton High junior Bailey Ambrosier pole vaults at the Kansas State Class 3A Championship at Cessna Stadium in Wichita last weekend.

Girl with local ties earns 3A state repeat

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WICHITA — Bailey Ambrosier, a junior at Norton High School, repeated as Class 3A girls pole vault champion Saturday at the Kansas state track meet. Ambrosier cleared a personal-best 10 feet, 8 inches. Her height was 8 inches higher than her nearest competitor. She won the 2012 state pole vault by clearing 9’6”. “I felt not nervous, I don’t think, because I have been here before,” Ambrosier told the Hays Daily News.

She won even after competing with her Norton teammates in the girls 4x800meter relay just moments before the pole vault competition began. The 4x800 squad, which also featured Bailey’s sister, Casey, took seventh in the state. Ambrosier is the daughter of Wade and Diana (Williamson) Ambrosier of Norton. Her mother is a 1988 Iola High School graduate. Her grandparents are Sid and Alice Williamson, Gas.

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Sports Calendar Iola Rec Dept. Baseball Boys T-Ball League Diamond No. 4 Monday 6 p.m. — Sonic Drive-In vs. Johnson Law Office 6:45 — MAE Little Crude Dudes vs. A&W Tuesday 6 p.m. — MAE Little Crude Dudes vs. Tholen’s Heating and Cooling Bitty Ball League Diamond No. 4 Monday 6 p.m. — Brigg’s Welding vs. Shelter Insurance 7:15 — First Title Service vs. Sonic Drive-In Tuesday 6:30 p.m. — Allen Co. Chiropractic vs. MAE Little Crude Dudes 7:45 — A&W vs. Cameron Boys PeeWee League Field No. 2 Monday 6 p.m. — Gates vs. Iola Insurance Assoc. 7:30 PM — H&R Block vs. A&W Boys Little League Diamond No. 2 Tuesday 6 p.m. — Diebolt Lumber vs. Dairy Queen 7:45 — Dairy Queen vs. Diebolt Lumber Softball Girls T-Ball League Field No. 5 Monday 6 p.m. — A&W vs. Sonic Drive-In 6:45 — Stephens Pest Control vs. Tholen’s Heating and Cooling Pixie League Field No. 5 Monday 7:30 p.m. — J&W Equipment vs. Sonic Drive-In Tuesday 6:30 p.m. — Sonic Drive-In vs. A&W 7:45 — The Family Physicians vs. C.L.O. Pigtail League Field No. 1 Monday 5:45 p.m. — The Iola Register vs. Bank of Gas 7:15 — The Iola Register vs. Emprise Bank 8:45 — Cameron vs. Young’s Welding Ponytail League At Diamond No. 1 Tuesday 6 p.m. — Sigg Motors vs. Herff Jones 7:30 — Herff Jones vs. Sigg Motors

Iola swim team Iola Seahorses Wednesday, vs. INDEPENDENCE, 6 p.m.

Post 15 AA Indian Baseball Today Wooden Bat Tournament, Ottawa Tuesday, at Burlington, 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, vs. FORT SCOTT, 6 and 8 p.m.

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weeks after that. “I don’t know if I’m going to be good at this,” Brett said. “If I’m not doing my job, I don’t want Dayton to feel like he has to fire me. “This could be something I just could not stand to do, I don’t know,” he said. “The players and I might not hit it off, I don’t know.” Brett takes over for Jack Maloof and Andre David, who were reassigned to the minor league organization. This will be Brett’s first in-season coaching role, though he’s been the franchise’s vice president of baseball operations since retiring as a player following the 1993 season. He’s also worked as a volunteer coach at spring training for years. “George doesn’t come the second week

in spring training and stay 10 days,” Royals Manager Ned Yost said. “I’ve never seen a Hall of Famer with the work ethic that he has. “George never halfran a ball to first base in his life, George was never the last one out of the dugout in his life. I’m just excited he’s here.” The Royals have asked Brett to do this before and he has declined because his children were young and he wasn’t ready to be away from them for the 162-game grind. With kids in college, Brett said, “I’m not missing them growing up anymore.” Brett’s no fan of video. He prefers players learn on the job and repair their swing during the atbat, and he wants them to just be themselves. “I’m sick and tired of watching guys try to hit three-run home runs

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Rec calendar Iola Recreation Department, 365-4990,


Horseshoe Pitching League, Riverside Park horseshoe pits, 6:30 p.m., all ages and skill levels welcome.


Open walking, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Recreation Community Building, when no other activities are being held. Pickleball Club, Meadowbrook Park tennis courts, 6:30 p.m., ages 15 and older.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Seniorcise class, 9 a.m., Recreation Community Building.

Tuesday, Friday

Water exercise class, 9-10 a.m., Super 8 Motel, Pauline Hawk instructor, call 365-5565.


Bike riding group, meet at Cofachique Park at 6:30, organized leisure rides for all ages, 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult, participants must bring their own bikes, helmets recommended. Horseshoe Pitching League, Riverside Park horseshoe pits, 6:30 p.m., all ages and skill levels welcome.

Coming events

Swim lesson registration, register at the rec office beginning Wednesday, ages 3 and older may participate, weeks offered are June 17-21, June 24-28, July 8-12 and July 1519. Gymnastics, Recreation Community Building, Tuesday mornings beginning June 11, register at the rec office by Thursday, ages 4-14 may participate. Youth Cheer Camp, Recreation Community Building, July 15-19, register at the rec office by July 1, students entering preschool through fifth grade may participate. Intro to High School Cheer Camp, Recreation Community Building, July 15-19, register at the rec office by July 1, students entering grades 6-8 may participate. Quilting group, 6-8 p.m., second and fourth Monday of each month, North Community Building, 505 N. Buckeye St., call Helen Sutton, 365-3375. Kansas Old Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers, 1-4 p.m. June 16, North Community Building, all ages welcome, call Rosalie Rowe, 365-5709. Iola Municipal Pool hours, 1-8 p.m. daily, adult swim noon-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Reduced rate tickets available at the rec office for Silver Dollar City and Worlds of Fun.

MLB standings The Associated Press East Division W L Pct GB Boston 33 22 .600 — New York 30 23 .566 2 Baltimore 30 24 .556 2½ Tampa Bay 29 24 .547 3 Toronto 23 31 .426 9½ Central Division W L Pct GB Detroit 29 23 .558 — Cleveland 29 24 .547 ½ Chicago 24 27 .471 4½ Minnesota 23 28 .451 5½ Kansas City 22 29 .431 6½ West Division W L Pct GB Texas 33 20 .623 — Oakland 31 24 .564 3 Los Angeles 25 29 .463 8½ Seattle 23 31 .426 10½ Houston 17 37 .315 16½ National League East Division W L Pct GB Atlanta 32 21 .604 — Washington 27 27 .500 5½ Philadelphia 26 28 .481 6½ New York 22 29 .431 9 Miami 13 41 .241 19½ Central Division W L Pct GB St. Louis 35 18 .660 — Pittsburgh 34 20 .630 1½ Cincinnati 33 21 .611 2½ Chicago 22 30 .423 12½ Milwaukee 19 33 .365 15½ West Division

W L Pct GB Arizona 30 23 .566 — San Francisco 29 25 .537 1½ Colorado 28 26 .519 2½ San Diego 24 29 .453 6 Los Angeles 22 30 .423 7½ All times Eastern Today’s Games Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 4:05 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 4:10 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 7:15 p.m. Arizona at Chicago Cubs, 7:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:15 p.m. San Francisco at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 7:15 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Toronto at San Diego, 10:10 p.m. Sunday’s Games

with nobody on base when you’re down two runs in the eighth inning,” Brett said. “Let’s do what you’re capable of doing. Don’t try to be a hero, just be a soldier.” The familiar No. 5 was retired in 1993 after a career that spanned two decades and ended with Brett as the Royals’ hit leader with 3,154. He remains the only player in major league history to win batting titles in three different decades, including a memorable 1980 season in which he hit .390. The Royals also said Pedro Grifol will serve as a special assignment coach, and Grifol also was in uniform Thursday. He is in his first year with the Royals, where he’s been working as the hitting coach for the club’s team in Surprise, Ariz. He spent the past 13 seasons with the Mariners organization.

Tampa Bay at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Detroit at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Washington at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Yankees, 8:05 p.m. Toronto at San Diego, 10:10 p.m.

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with the victory. “I credit Joe West for hanging in there. I credit their grounds crew for getting the field playable.” Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and general manager John Mozeliak lobbied during the delay for an eight-inning St. Louis win. Matheny said the field was “bad.” “And I thought our grounds crew did a tremendous job,” Matheny added. “This comes down to one of my guys getting hurt, it’s a big deal.” West said the Cardinals did not express their frustrations to him directly, made no statement and did not lodge a protest.

Iola AA Indians schedule Iola Post No. 15 AA American Legion Baseball Schedule Today — Wooden Bat Tournament @ Ottawa June 4 — @ Burlington* — 6 and 8 p.m. June 6 — Fort Scott* — 6 and 8 p.m. June 11 — Ottawa* — 6 and 8 p.m. June 13 — @ Wellsville* — 6 and 8 p.m. June 14-16 — ACC Red Devil Tournament @ Iola June 18 — West Franklin — 6 and 8 p.m. June 20 — Girard — 6 and 8 p.m. June 22 - 23 — Burlington Tournament @ Burlington June 25 — Louisburg* — 6 and 8 p.m. June 27 — Garnett* — 6 and 8 p.m. July 2 — Chanute* — 6 and 8 p.m. July 5-7 — Chanute Tournament @ Chanute July 8 — Osawatomie* — 6 and 8 p.m. July 13-14 — KABA League Tournament @ Osawatomie July 17 — Burlington — 6 and 8 p.m. Week of July 22 — Zone Tournament - TBA July 31-Aug. 4 — AA State Tournament @ Pratt * KABA League Games All home games are played Allen County Community College and are in bold.


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Team Photo Day Schedule Joint team photo session by The Iola Register & Hopkins Photography ALL BASEBALL, SOFTBALL and T-BALL teams will have color photos taken by Hopkins Photography. There are NO FORMS to fill out beforehand; just bring $5 the day of the photos and pay David Hopkins. All teams will go immediately to The Iola Register photographer, Richard Luken, to get a team photo taken. Photos will appear in The Register’s Annual Summer Ball Section on July 2. Photos on June 8 will be taken at Riverside Park in the southwest corner just west of Diamond No. 4. In case of rain, all photos will be taken as scheduled at the Iola Recreation Community Building in Riverside Park.

If any questions on the schedule call Richard Luken at 365-2111. Thank you.

Saturday, June 8, 2013 BOYS T-BALL LEAGUE 8 a.m. • Sonic Drive-In 8:10 a.m. • Johnson Law Office 8:20 a.m. • A&W Restaurant 8:30 a.m. • M.A.E. Little Crude Dudes 8:40 a.m. • Tholen’s Heating & Cooling

GIRLS T-BALL LEAGUE 8:50 a.m. • Tholen’s Heating & Cooling 9 a.m. • Stephens Pest Control 9:10 a.m. • Sonic Drive-In 9:20 a.m. • A&W Restaurant

GIRLS PIXIE LEAGUE 9:30 a.m. • A&W Restaurant 9:40 a.m. • The Family Physicians 9:50 a.m. • Community Living Opportunities 10 a.m. • J&W Equipment 10:10 a.m. • Sonic Drive-In

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My parents were very supportive because I had set my mind on a goal and was working toward it. I told them I was going back to school, and I did it. Now I’m working toward this. — Jacob Browning

an associates degree in occupational studies, with his emphasis on becoming a personal trainer. He and Jayme returned to Iola in December from Kansas City, just prior to the birth of the couple’s second child. “We wanted to be closer to family,” he said. In addition to MMA training, Browning oversees training on a regular basis with a group at Iola’s Fellowship Regional Church, as well as individually with clients at Cedarbrook Fitness Center, where he also trains extensively. His company, Adrenaline Performance & Fitness, is geared to prospective athletes of all types. For more information, check out his company’s Facebook page. “It’s primarily for people who want to drop some weight, or who have a physical issue of some kind because of an illness or accident,” he said. Surprisingly, his clientele is almost primarily women. “It’s really hard to get the guys off the counch,” he said with a laugh. His dreams are twofold. First, Browning hopes to eventually open a gym of his own to work with his clients. “It’d be something else for kids to do,” he said. “And selfishly, I grew up wanting to be a professional athlete. I figured MMA was the best route for me to take.”

now on fighting technique as the bout nears. He hopes his second match is as successful as his first, when he defeated James Baker in Kansas City, last August. The match ended about 2 1/2 minutes into the first round when Browning used an “armbar” maneuver to make Baker immobile. Browning had little time for nerves. His father, Tom Browning, died in the days prior to the bout. “That just made me more focused,” he said. “My parents were very supportive because I had set my mind on a goal and was working toward it. I told them I was going back to school, and I did it. Now I’m working toward this.” Regardless of who he faces on Friday, Browning is “confident, but not over-confident,” he said. “I’ve had enough time to train properly. I’m either going to show up ready to go, or I’m going to get

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Jacob Browning goes through a training drill in advance of his mixed martial arts bout. Browning will fight at 8 p.m. Friday at the VooDoo Lounge at Harrah’s Casino in Kansas City, Mo. “I’m just not big on team sports,” Browning said. “Here, you have to rely upon yourself. There’s nobody else to pick up the slack for you.” As the name suggests, Browning utilizes a combination of fighting techniques from jiu jitsu, boxing and muay thai, a specialized form of striking and kicking

developed in Thailand. IN ADDITION TO the mental training is the physical effort to gear up for a bout. “I was fortunate because a lot of the guys I trained with in Kansas City have gone onto UFC,” he said. Ultimate Fighting Challenge — UFC — is a type of MMA competition.

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only 14 sets in 53 matches at the French Open. Now he has dropped the opening set in each of the first two rounds. When Klizan’s final shot sailed out, Nadal gave the cheering crowd a relieved thumbs-up and managed a weak smile. The Spaniard blamed his patchy play on a lack of practice time because of rain. “That makes the things not easy,” Nadal said. “So I started the match probably with not the right intensity, with more doubts than usual. The positive thing was that I had a good reaction at the beginning of

and my (next) opponent was watching the TV in the locker room.” Because the secondround match against Klizan was postponed a day, Nadal must win six matches in the final 10 days of the tournament to reclaim the trophy. While Nadal’s behind schedule and unhappy about it, Roger Federer and Serena Williams easily moved into the fourth round. Defending champion Maria Sharapova won a rain-interrupted match to reach the third round. Entering the tournament, Nadal had lost

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the second set. Even if I didn’t play fantastic, I played the way that I had to play, with intensity, you know, with passion.” Nadal also lost the first set of his opening match against Daniel Brands and was down 3-0 in the second-set tiebreaker before he rallied. Last year lost one set in the entire tournament en route to a record seventh Roland Garros title. Federer, seeded No. 2, was broken in the opening game but held the rest of the way and eased into the fourth round by beating No. 30 Julien Benneteau of France, 6-3, 6-4, 7-5. Federer hit 31 winners with 21 unforced errors to eliminate Benneteau, who had won when they played at Rotterdam in February. “I’m able to play quite aggressive at the moment,” Federer said. “I don’t know if I can keep that up. But the important thing is to keep the errors somewhat low because otherwise it’s just silly aggressiveness. It has to be controlled aggression.” Federer seeks a record 18th Grand Slam title, and his first since Wimbledon last year. No. 12 Tommy Haas became the first 35-yearold since 2007 to reach the French Open’s third round, beating 20-yearold American qualifier Jack Sock 7-6 (3), 6-2, 7-5. Haas next plays No. 19 John Isner, who overcame a two-set deficit for the first time to win an all-American match against Ryan Harrison, 5-7, 6-7 (7), 6-3, 6-1, 8-6. Isner is the last U.S. man in the field, because No. 18 Sam Querrey let a lead slip away in a 2-6, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2 loss to No. 15 Gilles Simon of France in the third round. Simon faces Federer next.

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for the year. House and Senate negotiators briefly resumed talks in how to respond to the massive individual income tax cuts enacted last year meant to stimulate Kansas’ economy. But House Republicans went into the meeting with no new proposal following Thursday’s overwhelming rejection of a plan to decrease the sales tax on groceries. “We’re still back at

looking at what we can do to actually make a plan that can pass the House,” said Rep. Richard Carlson, a St. Marys Republican, and the House’s lead negotiator on tax issues. “We don’t have it yet, because we had to regroup from last night quite a bit, quite frankly.” Republican Gov. Sam Brownback proposed keeping the sales tax at 6.3 percent to prevent budget shortfalls — and to allow for additional income tax reductions. The sales tax is scheduled to drop to 5.7 percent in July because of a 2010 pre-Brownback tenure law that temporarily boosted the rate to balance the budget. GOP leaders have been unable to agree on the sales tax: Senators embraced Brownback’s proposal, while the House passed a plan earlier this year to allow the sales tax to drop to 5.7 percent and institute less aggressive income tax cuts than the

governor sought. The latest failed plan would have cut the sales tax on groceries to 4.9 percent; all other items still would have been taxes at 6.3 percent.

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Man saved farms for the interned during WWII By ROBERT D. DAVILA The Sacramento Bee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Bob Fletcher, a Sacramento farmer who saved the farms of interned Japanese-American families during World War II, died May 23. He was 101. In 1942, a few months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the U.S. government forced Japanese immigrants and Americans of Japanese descent to report to barbed-wire camps. Many lost their homes to thieves or bank foreclosures. A state agricultural inspector, Fletcher acted instinctively to help Japanese-American farmers. He quit his job and went to work saving farms belonging to the Nitta, Okamoto and Tsukamoto families in the Florin community of Sacramento. In the face of deep anti-Japanese sentiment — including a bullet fired into the Tsukamoto barn — Fletcher worked 90 acres of flame Tokay grapes. He paid the mortgages and taxes and took half the profits. He turned over the rest — along with the farms — to the three families when they returned to Sacramento in 1945. “I did know a few of them pretty well and never agreed with the evacuation,” he told The Sacramento Bee in 2010. “They were the same as

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Bob Fletcher epitomized service before self. He was a true public servant. — Rick Martinez, former fire chief

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Fletcher, who settled in Sacramento as a farmer after the war, also served people in other ways. He spent 20 years as a volunteer firefighter with the Florin Fire Department and retired in 1974 after another 12 years as paid chief. He helped start the Florin Water District in 1959 and was a board member for 50 years. He was an active member of the Florin Historical Society and civic groups in Florin and Elk Grove. He donated 5 acres for a Florin history center that later was renamed the Fletcher Farm Community Center. “Bob Fletcher epitomized service before self,” said Rick Martinez, a former Florin and Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District chief. “He was a true public servant.” The only child of walnut farmers in Contra Costa County, Calif., Robert Emmett Fletcher Jr. was born on July 26, 1911, and raised in Brentwood in the San Francisco Bay Area. He earned an agriculture degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1933, managed a peach ranch and worked as a state and Sacramento County agriculture inspector during the Great Depression. He had a son, Robert III, and was married for almost 68 years to his wife, Teresa.

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Eric Helman, Iola, was arrested in the 600 block of West Miller Street after Walmart officials reported a theft on Tuesday.

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Ceneca Scheizer was arrested on Wednesday in the 300 block of North Street on an outstanding warrant out of Coffey County.

Man arrested for battery

Ben Lewis, Yates Center, was arrested in the 10 block of West Jackson Avenue on May 24 for battery.

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QUESTIONS & ATTITUDE Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers


A couple of questions we just had to ask â&#x20AC;&#x201D; ourselves


Ricky Stenhouse Jr. caused girlfriend Danica Patrick to wreck Sunday night â&#x20AC;&#x201D; guess who picks the movie this week?

Will Danica and Ricky survive the Charlotte bump-and-grind?

GODSPEAK: Even true love has its limits. KENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CALL: How strange that the â&#x20AC;&#x153;third party,â&#x20AC;? Brad Keselowski, was playing the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not you/Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meâ&#x20AC;? card?

Is it safe to sit anywhere at a race track these days?

GODSPEAK: Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m thinking the next big thing at race tracks will be underground bunker seats. KENâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CALL: Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the world coming to when the infield is the safest place at the track? Either that or a suite. For most, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m guessing infield.


Wood Brothers Racing celebrates 1,400th start Wood Brothers Racing reached another racing milestone by making its 1,400th NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start in Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the connect-the-dots category, team founder Glen Wood made the race teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first series start in a 1953 Lincoln at Martinsville Speedway on May 17, 1953. The Cup S eries started in 1949. Fast forward to May 26, 2013 and the No. 21 Ford was back on the track with young Trevor Bayne at the wheel. The team is now co-owned by Glen Woodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sons, Eddie and Len, who get all sorts of technical help from Roush Fenway Racing and the engineers at Ford Racing. Way back when, Glen drove the car and his brother Leonard was the crew chief and that was pretty much the race team. Glen and Leonard are in the NASCAR Hall of Fame. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To have that many starts is pretty amazing,â&#x20AC;? Eddie Wood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m proud to still be here.â&#x20AC;? Eddie and Len grew up as garage rats and when the time was right, took the business over from their father, who still shows up at the track here and there. Glen was present to watch the No. 21 win the 2011 Daytona 500 with Bayne at the wheel. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I was a kid, daddy would leave and late Sunday night he would come back and I was always asking, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s he doing?â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Eddie said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And then before long we started working in the shop and traveling and getting into that same routine and it just became part of our lives and it still is to this day.â&#x20AC;? Asked about the secret to the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longevity, Eddie Wood was hard-pressed to find an answer. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just

worked out that way and I guess itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what you want to do, and thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really what you have to do. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really have a choice. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m too old to change routes in life so far as doing something different because I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know a lot about anything other than racing.â&#x20AC;?

Ringing phones for Busch

Kurt Busch indicated his racing comeback strategy is working. If you recall, Busch was dismissed by car owner Roger Penske after cursing at an ESPN reporter after his car made an early exit from the 2011 season finale at Homestead. He drove most of the 2012 season for James Finch and moved up a notch in 2013 at Furniture Row Racing, which poured more money into its one-car operation to be more competitive. Busch has three Top-10 finishes this season. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a great year,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a year of opportunities. And when you have the phone ringing like it is, and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re on a one-year deal, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re exploring all types of options.â&#x20AC;?

Pillow talk

Trevor Bayne may have the most unusual sponsor in NASCAR right now. His Nationwide team signed a multi-race deal with a company that makes Pillow Pets. Is it a pillow? Is it a pet? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pillow Pet, product geared to children 12 and under. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know the kids love it and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s neat for me because we have a lot of young fans in NASCAR and sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for them to connect to what the sponsor is,â&#x20AC;? Bayne said.



When you hear â&#x20AC;&#x153;Busch had another good raceâ&#x20AC;? you may start thinking itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about Kurt again.

When did the bleachers become more dangerous than the cockpits?

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a strange evolution, and this season has produced an unwanted milestone. The season started with parts of a car crashing through the fence at Daytona, and now we see an overhead Fox TV cable break at Charlotte â&#x20AC;&#x201D; several fans were injured, none seriously. Trouble from the track, trouble from overhead. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t leave your rear flank unguarded, and keep an eye pointed down below, just in case.

Kurt Busch, a hot commodity?

To hear him tell it, yes. But you never really know. As Kurt suggests in Hot Topics (next door on this page), his overachievements this season â&#x20AC;&#x201D; including another near-miss at Charlotte â&#x20AC;&#x201D; will pay off with another chance in a top-tier team. He indicates that his phone has been ringing and the opportunity is inevitable. Word of reality here: Drivers have been saying such things since the days when Barney Oldfield would run back from the telegraph station and proclaim, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Got another offer!â&#x20AC;? But then again, few drivers have had Kurtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s potential (both kinds of potential), so this one will be more interesting than most.

Next in the Hall of Fame?

Your guess is as good as anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. We told you, if they insist on putting in five each year, it wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be long before it became the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Hall of Good.â&#x20AC;? Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s say it again: There should be a separate showcase room for the true greats. Ken Willis has been covering NASCAR for The Daytona Beach News-Journal for 27 years. Reach him at

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WHATâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON TAP? SPRINT CUP: FedEx 400 benefiting Autism Speaks 400 SITE: Dover, Del. SCHEDULE: Friday, practice (Speed, 11 a.m.); qualifying (Speed, 3:15 p.m.). Saturday, practice (Speed, 10 a.m. and 12:50 p.m.). Sunday, race (Fox, coverage begins at 12:30; green flag at 1:15 p.m.) TRACK: Dover International Speedway (1-mile oval) RACE DISTANCE: 400 laps, 400 miles

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From left, Len Wood, Eddie Wood, Daytona International Speedway president Joie Chitwood and driver of the no. 21 Woods Brothers Ford, Trevor Bayne talk with fans and the media on Daytona Beach before Speedweeks 2012.


Bruton Smith vs. Brian France: Smith hinted at moving a Charlotte race to Las Vegas and France said not so fast.

GODWINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CHARLOTTE PICKS Godwin Kelly is the Daytona Beach News-Journalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s motorsports editor and has covered NASCAR for 30 years. Reach him at godwin.

BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: Tony Stewart DONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;T BE SURPRISED IF: Truex gets his second career win at the track that produced his only career win.

WINNER: Martin Truex Jr. REST OF THE TOP FIVE: Brad Keselowski, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle DARK HORSE: Kurt Busch FIRST ONE OUT: Michael McDowell


Godwin Kelly gives his take: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The amazing fact here is that Smith is butting heads with the third generation of the France family.


JIMMIE JOHNSON Charlotte mojo doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t survive wrecks


CARL EDWARDS Finishes third at Dover this weekend

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KASEY KAHNE Improves one spot, wins Dover

KURT BUSCH Jumper cables arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t that expensive

JUNIOR EARNHARDT Mini-rally derailed at Charlotte

DENNY HAMLIN Playing hurt, playing well

TONY KANAAN Everybody is happy for Tony



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