IOLA REGISTER Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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A ‘DREAM COME TRUE’ Humboldt volunteers make park a reality By STEVEN SCHWARTZ firstname.lastname@example.org
Top, the Neosho River Park sign and amphitheater were built by employees at B&W Trailer Hitches and chiseled by Weide’s Cemetery Service and Memorials in time for Saturday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. in the park. Tours of the park begin at 4 p.m. Above, Vada Aikins, left, and Larry Tucker were essential in the organization of the numerous volunteers and logistics of having the park completed. They are both members of the Humboldt Healthy Ecosystems committee. Register/Steven Schwartz
Vada Aikins first stepped foot onto the wooded area on the west side of the Neosho River in 2008, its meadow was crowded with vines and overgrowth that blocked the view of the river. “It was difficult to get down to the bank,” Aikins said. “It was treacherous.” She met some fishermen who had made their way down to the bank as well, and they began discussing the “what ifs” of cleaning out the area for a community park. It planted a seed in her mind that would eventually blossom into a full-blown project. Now, five years later, the ribbon is going to be officially cut on the Neosho River Park. Aikins is part of a group called the Humboldt Healthy Ecosystems committee, who has been meeting since 2010 to get the park in order. She said the park was originally a summer camping area for the Osage tribe, then it was a city park neighbored by a horseracing track and fairgrounds in the late 1800s. At the turn of the century the city park faded away and was lost as a
public recreation area. It is now decorated with picnic tables, benches, a pergola (a wooden shelter), rock amphitheater, walking trail and kiosk. “I tend to be a little bit more optimistic (than others),” Humboldt City Administrator Larry Tucker said, while sitting on one of the benches by the river, “But I’m thinking this will be the number-one tourist attraction in Humboldt.” Both he and Aikins gathered at the park Tuesday afternoon, after morning rain showers had cleared. The sun was hidden behind the high canopy of trees as two boys threw nets into the river. One of the Humboldt city crew workers began to put the finishing touches on the lawn, mowing and edging the grass around the parking area. The ribbon cutting ceremonies, which begin with tours at 4 p.m. on Saturday, represent five years of hard work — along with help from countless volunteers. “I ALMOST hate to give anyone credit, because there See PARK | Page A3
BASEBALL Wichita State coach fired See B1
Worship tent on courthouse grounds nixed By BOB JOHNSON email@example.com
Joe Neal’s efforts to set up a Christian ministry outside Allen County Courthouse to help those stressed by court appearances, was partially accepted by commissioners Tuesday morning. County Counselor Alan Weber said Neal had a First Amendment right to talk with anyone on public property, including sharing Scripture and his beliefs, but questioned whether having a structure — Neal mentioned a tent — to support his ministry would be appropriate. “That would set a precedent and open up opportunities” for anyone for any reason to do the same, Weber said. Commissioners agreed. “I have no problem with you speaking to people,” said Commissioner Tom Williams. “I applaud your efforts,” as did Chairman Dick Works. Neal said he had worked at Gates Corporation 19 years and recently had set aside a part of his paycheck to fund meals for people leaving court appearances. The tent would provide shelter for a table and food. Neal said he understood the stress of appearing in court, recalling his own experience in divorce court a few years ago. “I want a chance to share See STRESS | Page A3
IHS athletics takes on seismic shift A split among the state’s 64 Class 4A schools will mean a seismic change for Iola High School athletics. The Kansas State High School Activities Association announced Tuesday the split of Class 4A into two 32-team divisions. The vote passed overwhelmingly, 42 to 22. A representative from each school in Class 4A voted. No longer will Iola and its 361 students — the school’s official enrollment for 201213 — be among the smaller 4A schools. Now, Iola is likely to rank in the top 10 Class 4A, Division II schools. The new classifications will
go into effect immediately in volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball. Enrollment
confident Iola will remain in Division II. Iola’s 361 students were
This is about coaches being able to look in their student-athletes’ eyes... to honestly tell them they will be playing schools their own size, and if you work hard enough you should be able to compete. — Randy Heatherly, Girard Middle School Principal
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on Sept. 20 will determine the makeup. The split goes into effect for football in 2014. While the numbers won’t become official for another three months, Martin Bambick, IHS athletics director, is
less than half the number enrolled at Topeka-Highland Park (729). Pittsburg, another 4A school, has 710 students. The widest variance was See ATHLETICS | Page A3
County signs on Shelter with rail trail registry established By BOB JOHNSON email@example.com
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If severe weather were to hit Allen County, emergency responders would know where to look for survivors with help of a registry Pam Beasley is developing. Beasley, emergency management director, told county commissioners Tuesday a list of private storm shelters would allow victims to be found quickly if they were trapped by storm debris. Finding survivors was a problem after the recent tornadoes in Oklahoma, Beasley said. A registry of shelters will include contact information, the shelter’s address and the See REGISTRY | Page A5
Allen County officially became a managing partner of the Southwind Rail Trail between Iola and Humboldt Tuesday morning. The trail’s dedication will be Saturday afternoon. Commissioners had agreed to be involved with the trail several months ago, to alleviate volunteers from having to formally organize. “The volunteers will keep the trail up through an agreement with its owner, the Sunflower Rail-Trail Conservancy, Inc.,” said County Counselor Alan Weber. Allen County would be responsible for the trail’s upkeep if volunteers defaulted, he added, but allowed the likelihood was remote. “They spent hundreds of hours to get it where it is today,” Weber said, and had made something good and Vol. 115, No.156
positive that the public may enjoy. Allen County Public Works employees recently completed covering the trail’s surface with limestone screenings that have left it ideal for both hiking and biking. In months beforehand volunteers cleared literally tons of brush and underground from the right of way, made the iron railroad bridge over Elm Creek safe and prepared for the county’s surfacing work.
THE SHAUGHNESSYS, Bob and Toby, won’t get a property tax abatement from Allen County for a new restaurant, Sam and Louie’s New York Pizzeria, they are building south of the entrance to Walmart. Iola gave the Shaughnessys a waiver to include the property in its NeighborSee COUNTY | Page A3
Children attending Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School, above, sing along with the Bible school music. Below, due to rain Tuesday, the VBS attendees moved game time into the Wesley United Methodist Church basement.
VBS ‘rocks’ audience By KAYLA BANZET email@example.com
Laughter, music and excitement has taken over Wesley United Methodist Church. A joint Vacation Bible School between Wesley United and First Presbyterian Church started Monday and will continue through Friday. The Bible school starts at 9 a.m. and lasts until noon. The 120 children start their day off together in the Methodist Church sanctuary for an opening ceremony and then they disperse into smaller groups. The two churches alternate hosting privileges every year. Lori Cooper, VBS director, 75 Cents
said members of the Presbyterian Church will attend a joint service on Sunday in the Methodist Church sanctuary. “The kids will perform the songs they learned for everyone,” Cooper said. “Five kids are chosen to give their testimony during the service, too.” Cooper has the help of about 60 volunteers who keep the children busy with multiple activities. After the opening ceremony the groups rotate through making snacks, attending music, crafts, Bible adventures, games and chatter, which are like movie skits. See VBS | Page A5
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Bronson HS alums have 76th reunion The 76th Bronson High School Alumni Banquet was at the Bronson Community Center on May 25. Eighty-three graduates and guests enjoyed a meal catered by the Chicken Shack of Bronson, and served by the Uniontown FFA and its sponsor, Kevin Gleason. President Rex Wilson welcomed alumni and guests. The invocation was given by Chub Bolling. Following the meal, the group enjoyed music and commentary by Lloyd Houk, Moran. Judy Kuns Gifford, Janice Leadstrom Olson, and Nelda Rudisill Cuppy announced the Hall of Fame inductees. They were Ethel B. Kuns, Honorary Award, and Nelda Cuppy, Special Contribution to Education. Names of alumni deceased since the 2012 meeting were read by Rex Wilson, as well as several who have passed in previous years without being recognized. The 2013 officers were Rex Wilson, president, Judy Johnson Wilson, secretary/corresponding secretary, and Jackie McClimans Warren, treasurer. The 50-year class of 1963 was honored. Five members from the class of 2010 were present. They were Joe Clark, Dianna Dunn Taylor, Rosemary Warren Cromer, Melinda Hockett Henderson and Judy Johnson Wilson. Those attending from Bronson were Reta Mae Ermel Johnson, Mary Louise Camac Wilson, Lorene (Cricket) Likely, Elvis and Geraldine Wolford Reeder, David and Irene Willits Helm, Thomas and Margaret Johnson, Edna Marie Sharky Jackson, C.W. (Bill) and Julia Ann Camac Rhoton, Raymond (Chub) and Helen Clark Bolling, Rex and Judy Johnson Wilson, Alan and Charlotte Stewart, Revelle Wil-
son, Bonita Holeman, Buford Stewart, Richard and Barbara Woodward, and Sheridan Jackman. Those attending from Fort Scott were Margaret Entzminger Stewart, Jim Stewart, Enid Shinn Large, Leonard and Anor Popp Lemmon, Joe Dawson, Katherine Stewart Guss, Gerald and Carol Robinson, Allen and Jackie McClimans Warren, Danny Shinn, and Vera Jane Wiggans Hays. Those attending from Moran were Larry Manes and Nelda Rudisill Cuppy, Melinda Hockett Henderson, Jack Johnson, and Lloyd and Nancy Houk. Attending from Uniontown were Thora Nichols Shinn, Alan and Becky Shinn, Ronda Johnson Murrow, and Loris Wilson. Jack and Bernita Dawson came from Iola. Also attending were Everett and Judy Kuns Gifford and Martha Kuns Ivey, Girard; Marie Daylong Saville, Lenexa, and her guest, Stacey Lareau; Dale and Wanda Bolling Kring, Lawrence; Wanda Lou Wiggans Woodard, Manhattan; Janice Leadstrom Olson, Chanute; James Gray and Bonnie M.C. Stewart, Emporia; George (Joe) and Wanda Clark, Wichita; Joe and Rosemary Warren Cromer, Overland Park; and Donald and Linda Mefford, Mound City. Attending from out of state were Ilene Townsley Woodcock, Lone Jack, Mo.; John and Martha Poore Shelton, Drexel, Mo.; Jerry Benton, Raymore, Mo.; Kathryn Danielson Pitts and two guests, Tatum, N.M.; Wanda Miller Abbott and Rhonda Peeples, Lakeland, Fla.; Walter and Georgia Mathews Wood, Amarillo, Texas; Jean Carmean Schwarz, Spring, Texas; Robert and Kathelene Dunn Woodfin, Slaton, Texas; Dianna Dunn Taylor and Scott Glover, Dallas, Texas.
Galena approves $7.5 million bond GALENA, Kan. (AP) — The Galena School District will begin improvement projects at some of its schools after voters easily approved a $7.5 million bond issue. The Cherokee County clerk’s office said the issue passed Tuesday by a 346-135 margin. The Joplin Globe reports the bond issue will pay for additional classroom space at Spring Grove Elementary and
Galena High School and areas to be used as tornado shelters. The bonds also will pay for a new high school gymnasium with locker rooms, a concession area, a fitness room and a walking track. School officials say the projects should be completed by the start of the 2014 school year. The bond issue will raise the cost of a $100,000 home by about $92 a year.
Storms likely Today, thunderstorms likely in the early afternoon, clearing out in the evening. Highs in the mid 70s, lows in the high 50s. Thursday, partly cloudy, highs in the mid 70s, lows in the low 60s. Twenty percent chance of rain all day.
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Kiwanis hosts health ed. coordinator Michael Pommier, senior coordinator for the Area Health Education Center, was guest speaker for the Kiwanis Club at The Greenery Tuesday. Pommier said the center is sponsored by the University of Kansas Medical Center for the purpose of healthcare promotion and education in rural Kansas. The primary function of the center is to introduce the possibilities of high school students becoming interested in the health care field as a ca-
reer. There are about 250 paths available, he said. At this time, there are seven school districts that have a curriculum available to students in the southeast Kansas area and 17 districts across the state. More are under consideration to be added. There are about 200 students involved in southeast Kansas and more than 1,000 across the state. Pommier also noted there are “minimed” schools, free to science teachers, to acquaint them with seven
modules and a summer program to prepare them to present the curriculum. Another program, Campmed, is available to students who demonstrate an interest in pursuing a health field career. This program gives students hands-on experience with medical procedures having to do with blood pressure, brain activity, heart operation (using a pig’s heart) and pacemaker operation, using sample pacemakers with mannequins.
Fort Scott to have livestock event FORT SCOTT — Hundreds of farm animals will be at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds this weekend for a livestock show benefiting area youths.
The Old Fort Classic Swine, Beef, Sheep and Goat Show will be 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, the Fort Scott Tribune reported. Participants will be 4-H and FFA
Church to host VBS First Christian Church will host Vacation Bible School, The Kingdom Chronicles, June 10-14 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Kids will learn the truth of God’s word as they enjoy songs,
crafts, games and dramas. Registration is $5 per child, which includes a T-shirt. For more information call 365-3436 or register the first day at 8:15 a.m.
Kappa Alpha meets Kappa Alpha chapter of Phi Tau Omega sorority met Monday night at Audrey Wagner’s home with Jeanna Church as cohostess. Roll call was answered by 20 members. New chapter officers are: Lucinda Stanley, president, Roberta Ellis, vice president, Jolene Boeken, recording secretary, Janet Wilson, treasurer, Mary Lou Beyers, scribe, Susan Hoffmeier, historian, Carla Hunt, sergeant of
arms, Jeanna Church, social secretary. Members agreed to participate again in the Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run on July 12-13 and keep the food booth in the same location. Members discussed the national convention June 21-23 in Overland Park. Ten members plan to attend. The June social will be June 17, beginning at 6 p.m. at Hoffmeier’s Electric to leave on a mystery trip.
KU offering 15 new online classes LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas plans to offer 15 new online graduate programs through its School of Education. University officials say they have signed a contract with Illinoisbased Everspring to offer the classes during the next five years. Currently, the university offers only two online programs. The university says Everspring will split
the tuition revenue with the university. Kansas will be Everspring’s first major client. The Lawrence Journal-World reported Everspring will package content and intellectual property already used by the university’s education faculty for online classes. The company also will handle marketing and recruitment for the courses.
The fam ily of Jeri O rnelas-Jones thanks our good friends and fam ily for all of the kind generosity and loving support you have given us during Jeri’s illness and passing. It has b een a great help to us during this difficult tim e. Jeri treasured her fam ily and friends, and w e know she w ould ha ve loved the outp ouring of thoughtfulness given to us. The cards, m em orial gifts, food, plants and flow ers given in her m em ory are greatly appreciated. W e w ould like to tha nk D r. Singer a nd sta ff, W endy C alahan and A llen C ounty H ospice nurses, W augh-Y okum Funeral H om e staff, Pastor Steve Traw , Lloyd H ouk, and G lend H elton for designing the service program , and a special thank you to Steve Suchy for being a w onderful caregiver for Jeri. There are sim ply no w ords to express our heartfelt thanks for the sym pathy you have extended tow ard our fam ily. O n behalf of our fam ily, w e offer each of you our m ost sincere gratitude and love. Richa rd “B u d” Jo n es M elissa & Ken n y M cCa n n & Fa m ily Kristen Jo n es & D a vid Elm er & Fa m ily Fra n k & Jo y Ru dn ik Ra n dy & Pa m H a n dshy & Fa m ily Jim H a n dshy & Fa m ily
members from the four-state region. “We’ll have 100 to 150 kids,” said co-organizer Kevin Gleason, as well as about 250 animals.
Correction It was incorrectly reported in Tuesday’s Register that Weide’s Cemetery Service and Memorials “hopes to have at least one side finished” by the ribbon cutting for Neosho River Park. Bryan Weide, along with his helper, Jess Bolling, completed the first side of the entrance sign as scheduled and it is ready for the ribbon cutting. Also, The Register incorrectly referred to Jess Bolling as a female, he is a male. We regret the errors.
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Pommier said the center is moving into the expansion of medical research. One such study has to do with the effect of the use of electronic equipment by young people. They had a problem finding a study group that didn’t use such equipment. A Mennonite community offered to be the comparison group. They, too, were interested in the difference it would make in their young people if they were allowed to use electronic equipment.
Arrest made after wreck LaHARPE — Johnny Elliott, 33, Wichita, was arrested for driving while his driver’s license was suspended, failure to yield the right of way and not wearing a seatbelt following an accident at Second and Harrison streets Monday afternoon. According to Undersheriff Jerry Daniels, Elliott was driving a van east on Second Street when it collided with a pickup truck driven by Cody Hunsperger, 17, Yates Center, which was northbound on Harrison. A passenger in the van, Mariah Ingram, 22, Derby, suffered minor injuries. Elliott was not injured, nor were Hunsperger and a passenger in his truck, Courtney Arell, 18, Buffalo. Daniels said Hunsperger and Arell were wearing seatbelts, which “probably kept them from being injured.”
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Colony news Calendar
Thursday - County bus to Garnett, phone 24 hours before you need a ride, 785-448-4410; Community Church Missionary, church annex, 1:30 p.m.; United Methodist Women, United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 1:30 p.m.; Friday recycle trailer at Broad and Pine Streets in the business area, leaves Tuesday; Monday - Crest school board meets at board office, 7 p.m.; June 12 - Rural Water District No. 5 board meeting, board office, 8 p.m.
Girls - Thursday Uniontown at Colony, T-ball, Coach Pitch and Pigtail; Monday - Colony at Redfield, T-ball, Coach Pitch, Pigtail. Boys - Friday - Moran at Colony, T-ball, Coach Pitch and Little League; Tuesday - Colony at Redfield, TBall, Coach Pitch and Little League.
Friday - chef salad with chicken and cheese, lettuce, crackers, blueberry mix, cookie; Monday - sloppy joe, pasta salad, pickled beets, bun, fruit cup; Wednesday turkey roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, Caribbean blend veggies, wheat roll, Jell-o with fruit. Phone 852-3479 for reservations.
Sunday’s Scripture was James 1:27. Pastor Mark McCoy’s sermon topic was “Impacting the Culture One Heart at a Time.” Sunday - church potluck dinner and meeting at city hall community room following morning services; June 10-14 - Vacation Bible School - anyone wanting to help, contact Mark McCoy at 620-852-3200. Sunday’s Scripture at the United Methodist Church service was Psalm 96:1-13, Matthew 6: 1-4 and Luke 7:1-10. Pastor Leslie Jackson presented the sermon.
Officers plan a “High School Days” PowerPoint presentation of pictures to be shown at the 2013 alumni banquet and meeting. Snapshots taken during high school years as classmate pictures, school pictures, high school friends’ gettogether’s at school or at someone’s home, proms, sports, graduations, school plays and band to name a few are needed. Please put on the back of each picture the owner’s name, who is in it, year and where picture was taken. If you want your pictures back, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope and they will return them to you. If not, the pictures will be held for you to pick up at the alumni meeting. Pictures are to be sent to Arvin Clemans, 705 N. Kentucky, Iola, 66749. Please send as soon as possible so he can get them assembled. They must be received no later than July 25. Around ten very good pictures have been received at this writing. Over 100 pictures are needed for the presentation.
Dustin and Susan Ramsey have purchased the farm property of the late Bob and Joan Warren located east of Colony on 300 Road near Lone Elm. The Warrens’ sons, David and wife, Karen, Rodney and wife, Sandra, sold the property. Glen Luedke, Mandeville, La., was a recent houseguest of his mother-in-law, Dorothy Fillmore. His brother, Ron Luedke, Garnett, met him at Kansas City
International Airport. His cousin, Mark Luedke, visited him and Glen visited his brother, Jerry and wife Susan in Colony. His daughter, Alexandra, Omaha, Neb., spent a weekend at the Fillmore home during his visit.
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Denton Ramsey celebrated his 6th birthday on Friday. His mother, Marla Bain, held a pirate party for him on Thursday. Guests were McKenna Jones, Ruthie Dietrich, Ridley and Max Black, Matthew Beckmon and Stephen Watt. The kids enjoyed a treasure hunt, followed by ice cream sundaes. Denton’s grandparents, Steve and Jeneal Bain and his aunt Cody Bain visited Denton and Marla on Friday for a birthday luncheon followed by cake and ice cream. Denton also received birthday wishes via phone message from Dusty, Susan, Shelby and Delaney Ramsey. Kieth Luedke, who is a resident of Good Samaritan Care, Atwood, is undergoing more treatment for a recent infection. He is a hospice patient. Mail can reach him through his wife at 618 S. Third, Box 42, Atwood, KS 67730. Wallace Strickler celebrated his birthday May 15 when Kari and Ben Clubine, Texas, Garret and Shelly Strickler and Amanda, rural Colony, Denise and Larry Gilmore, Iola, took Wallace and his wife, Delores, to Williamsburg where they ate ribs. On May 25 Wallace and Delores were very pleasantly surprised when their son, Darrrell Strickler, Clovis, Calif., arrived to celebrate their 61st wedding anniversary and spent three days visiting them. On their 61st, Denise and Larry Gilmore and Emma and Garret and Shelly Strickler, brought food and all enjoyed a great time together. May 30 was Delores’ birthday and friends Betty and John Shaffer, Iola, brought supper to them. Later that evening, Garret, Shelly, Denise and Larry brought a birthday cake. The Jolly Dozen Club members changed plans for their last meeting of the season by dining at Colony Diner and Convenience. Nine members attended and a flower exchange was held. Girls at the diner presented Delores Strickler a cinnamon roll topped with a candle in recognition of her birthday. Club members discussed the annual Colony Day. Member Delma French will host the September meeting at Fountain Villa in Iola. Former Colony resident Bessie Wilmoth, 95, Overland Park, died on Friday. She and her husband, Bob, have lived there for several years. Bob and their daughter, Barbara, who graduated from Crest High School in 1978, were with her. A memorial service will be scheduled. She will be buried at Fort Leavenworth Military Cemetery. Bob’s address is 6201 W. 119th St., Overland Park, KS 66209. Barbara’s address is 5733 Charlotte, Kansas City, MO 64110.
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H Park Continued from A1 are so many people who helped,” Aikins emphasized. The HHE committee began fundraising in 2010. They made a total of $5,000, and the city matched $10,000 for the steps and rails along the Neosho River. Then, in 2011, when HHE joined with Humboldt Pride, they were selected for a $5,000 grant. The process took one year, and they received the money after six assessments and two town meetings. Then, along with a $2,000 grant from Partners in Pride (an effort of Sunny Shreeve) and the donation of rock and labor for the amphitheater from Joe Works (she estimated the donation value at $30,000), the park saw the majority of its com-
pletion this year. The park’s name had recently been chiseled on the sign by the entrance, its rock was donated by Works as well. Bryan Weide, along with his fiancee, Shelia Bolling and her son, Jess Bolling, of Weide’s Cemetery and Memorial Service, completed the first side of the sign for the ceremonies on Saturday. An aspect of education is one of the major stipulations for the park, and the volunteers have taken it into full consideration. The amphitheater will be used as an “outdoor classroom” and the park is equipped with Wi-Fi Internet by KwiCom. Westar Energy provided the kiosk and telephone pole for the Internet, along with
the construction of the pergola. All of the tree species and plants will be labeled for students to identify and research for classes, or on their free time. The concrete walkway winds down to the river, where there is a small dock for fishing or relaxing. “It has been a great exercise in volunteer coordination,” Tucker said. There has also been careful consideration of environmental hazards as well, particularly from the river. “Everything we have done has been done knowing it is going to flood at some point,” Aikins said. The park has been engineered to survive floods, save for some of the plants. Aikins said there
will be native wildflowers planted in the “prayer circle,” which the volunteers named when members of the Osage tribe came to visit the park and suggested it. ALL IN ALL, Aikins said the planning and preparation has been a long time coming, and the results could not have been better. “It’s a dream come true,” Aikins said as she looked over the area. As Tucker drove off toward Humboldt City Hall, Aikins got up and began marking plants she did not want mowed by the city crews, but not before taking a good look at the wooded meadow she had walked into five years prior.
H Athletics Continued from A1 between Highland Park and Frontenac and Rock Creek, both of which had 258 students last year: a ratio of 2.83 to 1. Nowhere in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado or Nebraska was the discrepancy so wide. “It’s a numbers game,” said IHS football coach Doug Kerr, noting Kansas Class 4A was the only division among those studied to have as much as a 2-to1 difference in enrolled students, “and it was almost 3 to 1.” None of the other classes in Kansas have a ratio of more than 1.8 to 1. That discrepancy led to several advocates — including Iola — to push for the split. Larger schools are less reliant on a blend of a talented class of athletes combined with a bit of luck health-wise to make a postseason run in football, basketball or other team sports, Kerr said.
“When you have schools that have as many boys as we do total students, it’s just not fair,” Kerr said “For me personally, this isn’t about state titles,” Girard Middle School Principal Randy Heatherly told the Topeka Capital Journal. “This is about coaches being able to look in their student-athletes’ eyes during the off season, preseason, and during the season and be able to honestly tell them they will be playing schools their own size, and if you work hard enough you should be able to compete.” Heatherly, Holton Principal Rod Wittmer and Pratt Principal Steve Blankenship put together the proposal. Volleyball is the first sport that will be affected, and the KSHSAA executive board must work quickly to put into place a new substate system, as well as find a site for a state tournament, the Wichita Eagle reported. “There’s a lot of work
ahead, absolutely,” Mark Lentz, KSHSAA assistant executive director, told the Eagle. “Getting to secure the sites is one thing. I know everybody is working on that right now, to try and figure what is best. You want something that is centrally located for the classifications.” The split will have minimal effect on Iola’s participation within the Pioneer League. Osawatomie, Anderson County and Prairie View are certain to join Iola in Class 4A, Division II. The other two schools, Central Heights and Wellsville, are in Class 3A. The split also won’t have much of an effect on Iola’s old stomping grounds, the Southeast Kansas League. There, Fort Scott, Pittsburg, Chanute, Labette County and Coffeyville-Field Kindley all will stay together in Class 4A, Division I. Only Parsons would be placed in the smaller division. The split will not affect other sports: golf,
cross country, tennis, wrestling and track and field — sports in which individual championships are awarded at the state level. Those will remain under a single Class 4A umbrella. As an aside, Iola’s recent run through the 4A state baseball playoffs certainly would have had a different flavor this year, had the split already occurred. The Mustangs defeated Field Kindley and DeSoto before falling to Topeka Hayden in the championship game. All three schools will be in Division I starting next year. Likewise, the Mustang football team will face Fort Scott and Chanute in football for what may be the final time in October. The schools remained in the same football district, even after Iola left the SEK for the Pioneer League last year. Both Chanute and Fort Scott will remain in Class 4A, Division I.
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hood Revitalization Program, but didn’t, in Weber’s opinion, go about the process in the correct manner. Consequently, he recommended the county refrain from abating its share of property taxes over the next 10 years. Iola, Allen Community College and USD 257 have signed on to abatements. Weber said the city held no hearing, during which a finding would have been made as to whether the area to be improved was blighted. “In my opinion you don’t have authority to grant an abatement,” Weber told commissioners. Commissioners indicated they would reconsider if the city revisited the issue with a hearing. In the revitalization program taxes are abated for six years and then phased in at 20 percent over each of the next four years. The county retains 5 percent of taxes paid — they must be paid before an abatement — for administration. BILL KING, director of Public Works, told commissioners 215
bridges 20 feet or longer were being inspected by Schwab-Eaton, Manhattan, under contract with the Kansas Department of Transportation. “Three or four red flags have popped up,” King said, meaning corrective measures would be taken by the county. “Most of the time it only takes us a day or two” for whatever work is required. King added that money going to the engineering company for inspections reduced what the county would receive from KDOT for bridge repairs and maintenance. Commissioners approved purchase of two sizes of culvert pipe, 21 and 24 inches in diameter, with a total of 560 feet of each. Welborn Sales, Salina, had the lowest of three bids at $16,240. At the conclusion of their meeting, commissioners retired for 30 minutes total in executive session to discuss legal matters, from all indications having to do with how the county and Iola might get together on a contract for the city to provide countywide ambulance service. No action was taken afterward.
my faith and the love of God,” Neal said of the opportunity. Neal said meals would show compassion and generosity. Neal accepted the commissioners’ decision without rebuttal, and said he would consider finding somewhere else to find meals. As former Allen County Sheriff Wil-
liams noted, inmates, who also occasionally have court appearances, have several opportunities to hear Scripture, including live streaming of sermons. Fellowship Regional Church established an Internet link with the jail, which permits inmates to hear in real time Saturday night and Sunday morning sermons from the church.
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The upside to the obstinate packaging of pills And in the last five years deaths by suicide there have dropped by 43 percent. In 1998, Britain changed the way it packages what we call Tylenol, requiring packages of 16 pills be individually sealed when sold over the counter and for those sold by prescription to be a maximum dosage of 32 pills, again individually sealed. Two side benefits to the elaborate packaging is a decrease in accidental deaths by children and a sharp reduction in the need for liver transplants due to the high toxicity levels from prolonged abuse of acetaminophen. MOST PEOPLE who commit suicide also want to live — just not right then. And while making it more difficult to access a lethal dose of drugs is not the answer to their problems — depression is a serious issue that requires a multi-pronged approach — this speed bump could cause a drop in the number of suicides and accidental deaths. Those facts make the hassle of opening such pills worth the effort. — Susan Lynn
Kobach’s bogus claims A Kansas politician who’s built a career around an anti-immigrant crusade took time to visit one of the state’s more diverse communities. Secretary of State Kris Kobach was in Garden City last week, and participated in a panel addressing immigration and diversity. During the session at Garden City High School, the secretary of state who’s pushed anti-immigrant policies in Kansas and beyond rightly was schooled on reality surrounding the issue. As usual, Kobach threw out questionable statistics surrounding immigrants’ drain on society, employers’ supposed failures to properly screen workers, meatpacking plant wages and more. In trying to make his case, the lawyer relied on figures from a disputed Heritage Foundation study that criticized a plan in the U.S. Senate to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws. The study from the conservative think tank cited high economic costs in the Senate plan for comprehensive immigration reform. The problem is that one of two authors of the Heritage Foundation study recently resigned amid a racial scandal. Senior policy analyst Jason Richwine stepped down in the wake of reports of his claim in a graduate school dissertation that Hispanic
immigrants were less intelligent than white Americans. Sadly, Kobach still would cite numbers from a study based on work from someone who embraced racist theories. It’s no wonder panelists in Garden City who know the reality in communities with significant immigrant populations easily poked holes in his case. For example, Allie Devine, former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture who now leads the Kansas Business Coalition, an advocacy group of business organizations and the state’s Chamber, said Kobach’s statistics were wrong, and pointed to a recent and more objective study as evidence. Kobach, however, apparently hasn’t been interested in the study from universities in Kansas and Missouri on the true economic impact of immigrants, and how southwest Kansas agribusiness in particular depends on immigrant labor. The exchange was more proof of Kobach ignoring the truth in his tired quest to pander to the anti-immigrant crowd. His fear-mongering and blatant attempts to mislead are indeed growing old, especially when reality matters most when it comes to reforming the nation’s immigration system. — The Garden City Telegram
A lookbackintime 30 Years Ago Week of June 2, 1983
Regals Industries, Inc., of St. Louis has purchased Neo Converters, Inc. of Iola and has named Jim Hebert president of the bag manufacturing company. Hebert said the company will stay in the Davis Street building it occu-
pied as part of Quality Packaging and will expand into the building used by Quality for a warehouse. Quality Packaging is bankrupt and is in the process of closing. Hebert managed the printing and bag operation for seven years. The new company hires 14 workers.
GOP pushed tax plan as old business TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback and his Republican allies pushed new revenue-raising proposals through the Kansas Legislature this year by portraying them as unfinished business from the massive personal income tax cuts approved last year.
John Hanna An AP news analysis This year’s plan will have Kansas collectively paying $777 million more in sales and income taxes over the next five years than if lawmakers had left tax laws alone. That made the plan — and others with similar revenue-raising measures — a tough sell in the Republican-dominated Legislature. But Brownback and his allies sold the plan by arguing that its revenue-raising measures should have passed last year as part of a package that cut individual income taxes. Now, supporters said, the state needed additional dollars to make tax cuts work without sacrificing education funding and spending on core government programs. The governor’s team also pointed out that last year’s tax cuts are worth more than $4.6 billion over the next five years. They argued that Kansans won’t mind a little retrenching to stabilize the budget and sweetened the deal with further cuts in income tax rates. “Tax reform isn’t just a snapshot of one year,” said Rep. Marvin Kleeb, an Overland Park Republican who serves on the House Taxation Committee. “This is a work in progress.” Brownback and other Republicans still tout last year’s tax-cutting measure as landmark legislation to make the state more economically competitive and generate jobs. The state cut individual income tax rates, boosted the standard deduction for married couples and single parents and exempted the owners of 191,000 partnerships, sole proprietorships and other businesses from income taxes. But without a package of offsets proposed by Brownback, last year’s aggressive tax-cutting left the state with projected budget shortfalls into the future. Among other things, Brownback last year proposed keeping the sales tax at its current rate of 6.3
percent, rather than letting it drop this July to 5.7 percent. The decline was promised by a 2010 law that temporarily boosted the tax to balance the budget before Brownback took office. Last year’s tax bill emerged from legislative infighting among Republicans that had GOP conservatives pushing through a plan they acknowledged was too aggressive to avoid getting nothing at all. This year’s tax bill sets the sales tax at 6.15 percent in July, decreases income tax deductions over time and makes standard deductions less generous. It also cuts the state’s top personal income tax rate to 3.9 percent for 2018, from 4.9 percent, and promises future reductions in following years when revenues grow more
property to the west of the Arizona border as beach-front, you can buy some property in Arizona that’s ocean-front,” Pyle said. “Don’t buy it.” Democratic leaders weren’t involved in the negotiations between Brownback and top Republican legislators that led to the final tax plan. Democrats described last year’s tax cuts as reckless and have criticized the GOP’s efforts to shift the burden of funding state government mostly to the sales tax as unfair to poor and middle-class families. In the final hours of the session, they tested potential campaign themes, too. Democrats argued that Brownback and his allies were passing a massive, unfair tax increase that still won’t produce enough revenue long-term to
This is merely an extension of the process last year. I’m not going to go home and have any trouble trying to defend that. — Rep. Marvin Kleeb, R-Overland Park
Faced with increasing suicide rates, U.S. health professionals are bringing the once-taboo subject to the forefront. They have to. For the first time, suicide is listed as a greater cause of death than by motor vehicle accidents. In 2010, more than 38,000 Americans died from suicide compared to 34,000 from vehicle crashes, according to recently released findings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. By a large proportion, men more than women take their own lives. Guns are the preferred method, by a two-to-one margin. Overdosing on over-thecounter drugs such as Tylenol and prescription painkillers are on the rise. Because some of these medications can be purchased in large quantities, mental health experts are proposing the medications be packaged in “blister packs,” and in small quantities. The thinking goes that in the time it would take to push out the pills one by one, the would-be victim would have time to change his mind. Britain took the bait.
than 2 percent. Several freshman GOP House members said during debates week that this year’s proposals tried to fix the mistake the Legislature made last year in passing an incomplete tax package. Other Republicans said Kansas would still be positioned to phase out personal income taxes. Still, five GOP senators and 19 House Republicans voted against the final tax plan this year, joining Democrats in opposing the measure. Sen. Dennis Pyle, a conservative Hiawatha Republican, scoffed at the notion that legislators should consider anything more than the fiscal year starting in July in assessing this year’s tax bill. The measure is projected to boost state revenues $308 million during that year. “If you define all of the
keep the budget balanced after mid-2018. “It’s a road map to unsustainable tax policy,” said Rep. Julie Menghini, a Pittsburg Democrat. Brownback said during a Saturday night news conference that this year’s “fabulous package” is part of larger efforts to make Kansas the best place for raising a family and starting a business. He said the plan should be viewed in the context of what happened last year and the benefits to the state’s economy lasting longer than five years. His allies picked up on those themes in pushing this year’s bill to passage. “This is merely an extension of the process last year,” Kleeb told his colleagues during the last debate. “I’m not going to go home and have any trouble trying to defend that.”
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H Registry Continued from A1 type it is. As Allen Countians respond with information, maps will be created that emergency responders could use in affected areas. A one-page registration form takes little time to complete and may be obtained from Beasley at her office in the Allen County Critical Response Center, 410 N. State. Her office phone number is 3651477, email pbeasley@ allencosheriff.org. Ar-
rangements also may be made through the sheriff ’s office, 365-1400. She stressed shelters to register include basements, safe rooms and cellars, as well as commercial shelters. For those without a place of refuge at home, a list of public shelters is available from Beasley. As for private shelters, she noted only emergency responders activated after a storm would be given information about them.
to concerns raised at last week’s commission meeting, Beasley said she had a list of places in the county where bulk commercial fertilizer was stored. The topic was raised in response to the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, last month. No Allen County facilities are of the scale of the one in Texas, but even a small amount of fertilizer, some of which
have the same properties as components of explosives, could cause a problem. “Iola firefighters are well-versed in responding to hazardous materials problems,” Beasley said, noting that so far this year six oil spills had been dealt with through her office. Whenever a spill occurs, Beasley pointed out remediation is coordinated with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
be outside in the parking lot. This year’s theme is “Kingdom Rock — Where kids stand strong for God.” The sanctuary and rooms have been decorated to look like a medieval castle. Cooper said the volunteers
started working on decorations about two weeks ago. “We started putting things up on Thursday and the decorations will stay up for the Sunday service,” Cooper said. At the end of the morning all the groups,
except the preschoolers, come back together for the closing ceremony. The preschool children stay across the street for their own closing ceremony. Age groups range from preschool to fifth grade.
H VBS Continued from A1 Pastor Trudy Kenyon Anderson said the activities rotate every 30 minutes. Due to the rain on Tuesday the games were moved inside to the church’s basement. The games are scheduled to
Kansas farmer suing Monsanto By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas farmer has sued seed giant Monsanto over last week’s discovery of genetically engineered experimental wheat in an 80-acre field in Oregon, claiming the company’s gross negligence hurt U.S. growers by driving down wheat prices and causing some international markets to suspend certain imports. The federal civil lawsuit, filed Monday by Ernest Barnes, who farms 1,000 acres near Elkhart in southwest Kansas, seeks unspecified damages to be determined at trial. U.S. Agriculture Department officials said May 29 that the modified wheat was the same strain as one designed by Monsanto to be herbicide-resistance that was tested in Oregon and several other states through 2005 but never approved. The USDA has said the Oregon wheat is safe to eat and there is no evidence that modified wheat entered the marketplace. It’s believed to be the first lawsuit stemming from the discovery. Similar lawsuits are in the works, Barnes’ attorney said, and the cases will likely be consolidated for the purposes of discovery, a process where evidence is investigated and shared among parties. No genetically engineered wheat has been approved for U.S. farming. Many countries will not accept imports of genetically modified foods, and the United States exports about half of its wheat crop. Since the announcement, Japan — one of the largest export markets for U.S. wheat growers — suspended some imports. South Korea said it would in-
crease its inspections of U.S. wheat imports. Barnes referred all calls to his attorneys. One of them, Warren Burns, said that the scope of the damage is potentially in the hundreds of millions of dollars. He said the lawsuit
Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University, said the price of wheat on the futures market has stabilized since news about the contamination in Oregon surfaced, contrary to claims in the lawsuit. He said the lawsuit
These types of suits serve the purpose of helping police the agricultural system we have in place and make sure farmers are protected. — Warren Burns, attorney for plaintiff Ernest Barnes
seeks to make sure their client is compensated for his losses. “These types of suits serve the purpose of helping police the agricultural system we have in place and make sure farmers are protected,” Burns said in a phone interview Tuesday from Dallas. In a written statement Tuesday, St. Louis-based Monsanto said the report of a few volunteer plants in one Oregon field is the ostensible basis for the lawsuit. “Tractor-chasing lawyers have prematurely filed suit without any evidence of fault and in advance of the crop’s harvest,” said David Snively, Monsanto executive vice president and general counsel. The company said its process for closing out its original wheat development program was rigorous, governmentdirected, well-documented and audited. It noted wheat seed, on average, is viable for only one or two years in the soil. Monsanto also contended that, given the care undertaken to prevent contamination, no legal liability exists and it will present a vigorous defense. Roger McEowen, director of the Center for
isn’t viable and questioned its timing, coming on the heels of legislation the president signed into law that said activists cannot use national environmental policy to tie up genetically modified crops unless they can show some harm. “To put together a big complaint like this within five days after the news broke sounds to me like it was in the works before the news story broke out in Oregon,” McEowen said. He said he would be shocked if Monsanto had anything to do with the contamination in Oregon since it pulled out eight years ago and destroyed all the test plots. The modified wheat was discovered when field workers at an eastern Oregon wheat farm were clearing acres and came across a patch of wheat that didn’t belong. The workers sprayed it, but the wheat wouldn’t die. It was then sent to a university lab in early May. Tests at Oregon State University confirmed the plants were a strain developed by Monsanto to resist its Roundup Ready herbicides that were tested between 1998 and 2005. At the time, Monsanto had applied
to the USDA for permission to develop the engineered wheat, but the company later withdrew that. The Agriculture Department has said that during that seven-year period, it authorized more than 100 field tests for the herbicide-resistant seed. Tests were conducted in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. Burns said the case “looks and smells” like the litigation that arose from the contamination of the U.S. rice crop from genetically modified rice. Bayer CropScience, a German conglomerate, announced in 2011 that it would pay up to $750 million to settle claims, including those from farmers who say they had to plant different crops and made less money from them. Burns anticipated Barnes’ lawsuit would remain in U.S. District Court in Kansas, because “a tremendous amount of harm has fallen on Kansas and Kansas farms.” It has been assigned to U.S. District Judge Monti Belot in Wichita. Burns said lawyers see a challenge that affects farmers’ ability to make a living and may deny them both the markets and the ability to sell their wheat. “We view it as very important to maintaining farmers and maintaining the way of life they lead which is very important not only to this country but countries around the world to which we export,” he said. “It is hard to underestimate the importance of the American wheat crop in sustaining people around the globe.”
Drilling provider posts $23.8 million first-quarter loss MISSON WOODS, Kan. (AP) — Drilling and construction services provider Layne Christensen posted a loss of $23.8 million for its fiscal first quarter, hurt by hefty losses at a key business and higher corporate expenses. The results missed Wall Street estimates and Layne Christensen shares dropped more
than 10 percent in premarket trading Wednesday. For the quarter ended April 30, Layne Christensen’s loss amounted to $1.22 per share and compared with net income of $3.7 million, or 19 cents per share, in the same quarter the previous year. Excluding one-time charges, the company
said it posted an adjusted loss of 81 cents per share for the recent quarter. That was much larger than the loss of 14 cents per share expected by analysts surveyed by FactSet. Revenue fell 17 percent to $226.4 million from $271.8 million. Analysts, on average, expected $251.8 million in revenue.
The company said its results were hurt by losses at its geoconstruction business, higher corporate expenses, including costs related to the move of its headquarters to The Woodlands, Texas, along with lower mineral exploration profits. Its shares fell $2.18, or 10.4 percent, to $18.82 in premarket trading.
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Obama nominates three for D.C. court of appeals By DAVID G. SAVAGE and KATHLEEN HENNESSY Tribune Washington Bureau
Labor Department and the Environmental Protection Agency, in addition to the judicial nominees. Republicans are threatening to filibuster. Judges and other nominees need only a 51-vote majority in the Senate for confirmation, but under Senate rules, a single senator may object to calling a vote. If so, it takes 60 votes to end debate. In Obamaâ€™s first term, Republicans blocked a vote on New York attorney Caitlin Halligan, his first nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. She withdrew. Obamaâ€™s second nominee, Deputy Attorney General Sri Srinivasan, won a relatively quick and easy confirmation last month by unanimous vote. He joins a court that has eight full-time judges, four of whom were named by Republicans and four by Democrats. The court also has six senior judges who have a reduced caseload; five of them are Republican appointees. Three court seats remain vacant. The D.C. Circuit often decides major regulatory cases involving environmental protection, workplace rules, financial services and national security. Its conservative judges have struck down a series of rules championed by Obama appointees. Two years ago, the court tossed out a rule that would have made it easier for shareholders to vote out corporate directors and install new ones. Last month, the D.C. circuit threw out a rule that would have required private employers to post a notice that told workers of their rights to form a union. On Tuesday, the president chose three well-re-
WASHINGTON â€” President Barack Obama set the stage Tuesday for a showdown with Senate Republican over whether they will try to block three of his judicial nominees from joining the closely balanced D.C. Court of Appeals. Speaking before friends, aides and some Democratic senators in the Rose Garden, Obama voiced his growing anger with Republicans over the slow pace of approving his nominees to executive agencies and the courts. â€œTime and again, congressional Republicans cynically used Senate rules and procedures to delay and even block qualified nominees from coming to a full vote,â€? Obama said. â€œSo this is not about principled opposition; this is about political obstruction.â€? The White House staged the formal announcement in the Rose Garden, a venue typically reserved for Supreme Court or Cabinet nominations, to underscore the presidentâ€™s commitment to his nominees. Liberal interest groups have urged the White House to press ahead with nominations, particularly to fill court seats, even if Republicans object. That could increase the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to force a change in Senate rules to restore the expectation of majority rule on nominations. â€œCome July there will be a perfect storm in the Senate,â€? said Nan Aron, president of the liberal Alliance for Justice. This summer, the president wants the Senate to confirm his beleaguered nominees to head the
garded lawyers to fill the remaining seats on the D.C. circuit: U.S. District Judge Robert L. Wilkins, Georgetown Law Professor Cornelia â€œNinaâ€? Pillard and Supreme Court litigator Patricia Millett. Wilkins, 50, graduated from Harvard Law School in 1989, two years before Obama. In 1992, he was the lead plaintiff in a â€œracial profilingâ€? suitâ€? against the Maryland state police that ended with a landmark settlement. It began when he and several others were stopped for speeding as they returned from a family funeral. They had to wait beside the road while police called a narcotics dog to search their car, which yielded nothing. Wilkins was working then as a public defender in Washington and later became a partner in a law firm there. Obama nominated him to be a federal district judge, and he was confirmed in 2010. Millett, 49, is an appellate specialist who has argued 32 cases in the Supreme Court, the secondhighest total among female lawyers. In many of them, however, she was representing the Justice Department as an assistant U.S. solicitor general. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1985 and Harvard Law School in 1988. Pillard, 52, also worked as an assistant U.S. solicitor general at the Justice Department and spent five years as an attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. As a member of the Georgetown faculty, she defended the constitutionality of the Family and Medical Leave Act against a challenge brought by state officials. She earned a degree at Yale University but returned to her birthplace, Cambridge, Mass., to attend Harvard Law, graduating in 1987.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Stephenson out after 36 years at Wichita St. By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer
Gene Stephenson knew the end was near when he got on the phone with Twins pitcher Mike Pelfrey, one of his best players during 36 years as baseball coach at Wichita State. The two of them chatted for a bit Monday night, and Pelfrey came away disgusted that his mentor and friend was being forced out as the leader of
a program Stephenson built from the ground up. “He deserves to go out on his own terms. Forcing him out is not right at all,” Pelfrey said before Tuesday night’s game against the Kansas City Royals. “I don’t like the way they handled it.” On Tuesday, Stephenson’s fate was sealed: He was officially fired after leading the See STEPHENSON | Page B2
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Kansas City Royals second baseman Elliot Johnson, left, tags out the Minnesota Twins’ Chris Parmelee trying to stretch a single in the fourth inning Tuesday.
Stop us if you’ve heard this before Anemic offense plagues KC again in loss By BOB DUTTON The Kansas City Star
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Wichita State baseball coach Gene Stephenson composes himself as he announces that he is leaving after 36 years on the job during a news conference Tuesday.
KANSAS CITY, MO. (MCT) — The blue silence is just deafening, isn’t it? Still. The Royals played their first home game Tuesday since George Brett became their interim hitting coach, and they marked the occasion by rolling over mutely for Minnesota right-hander Samuel Deduno in a 3-0 loss. Not just any loss, either. This one set a franchise record: Eleven straight defeats at Kauffman Stadium, which erased the previous mark set a little over a year ago when the Royals opened their 2012
home schedule by dropping 10 in a row. Anyone got a white flag? Aspirin? A keg? “You’re mad for a little bit after the game,” designated hitter Billy Butler said, “but then you just realize you can’t do anything to change it. You’ve got to prepare for the next day.” It’s getting grim, though; grimmer each day. “Everybody gets frustrated,” manager Ned Yost admitted, “but you’ve got to fight the frustration because it doesn’t do anybody any good. You continue to try to stay as patient as you can. “You try to fight the frustration. Nobody likes to lose. I can’t stand it.” Deduno, 2-1, is the latest opponent — many of whom have been, ah, less than household names —
to overmatch the Royals. He yielded a mere four hits through six-plus innings before the Twins went to their bullpen. “I felt pretty good today,” he said. “Everything was working. The fastball was moving. Everything was on. The curveball, change-up — everything was working today.” Let’s be fair: Deduno was coming off a 4-1 victory over Milwaukee, when his seveninning performance marked the longest outing by a Twins starter over the last three weeks. So maybe he’s clicked into a groove. But how can you tell? The Royals, at this point, pack less pop than rum-less punch. And their pulse keeps See ROYALS | Page B2
Iola baseball Tuesday’s results Bitty Ball League Allen County Chiropractic 12, M.A.E. Little Crude Dudes 10. Hits for Allen Co. Chiropractic: Mac Leonard, s, d, t; Malachi Trester, 2 s; Eli Adams, s, t, HR; Jesse James Throckmorton, s; Charles Rogers, 2 s; Ben Kerr, s; Jeremy Adair, 2 s; Jarrod Powe, 2 s. Hits for M.A.E.: Payton Houk, 2 s; Ethan Collins, 3 s; Carter Hutton, s; Sage Shaughnessy, 2 s; Hayden Tice, 2 s; Gage Scheibmeir, 2 s; Skyler Brunner, s; Cody Wille, s; Tyler Hutton, s. Cameron 9, A&W 4. Hits for Cameron: Landon Weide, 3 s; Elliott Stephenson, s; Jake Skahan, 2 s; Jakoby Wilson, 2 s; Adonis Bell, 2 s; Carson Keller, s; Kyler Mittelmeier, 2 s; Dalton Coffield, s. Hits for A&W: Ryun Cole, s. Zander Dickerson, s; Alejandro VargasGarcia, 2 s; Bradyn Jones, 2 s; Kolton
Softball Tuesday’s results Pixie League A&W 8, Sonic Drive-In 4. Hits for A&W: Vi Helm, s; Caiden Cloud, 2 s; Corrin Helm, 3 s; Aysha Houk, 2 s, d; Kyndal Bycroft, 3 s; Miah Shelby, 3 s; Brianne Ruppert, s; Jayden Lampe, s; Kenleigh Westhoff, 2 s. Hits for Sonic: Tay Hammond, s; Cali Riley, 3 s; Liliana Blaufuss, s; Jenna Morrison, 3 s; Jillian Trester, s. C.L.O. 18, Family Physicians 2. Hits for C.L.O.: Kinsey Schinstock, 2 s; Jadyn Kaufman, 4 s; Brianna Stiffler, 3 s; Maci Miller, s, 2 d, HR; Addie Fudge, 4 s; Bailee Griffeth, 4 s; Kennedy Maier, s; Skyler Walden, 3 s; Gabi Livingston, 2 s; LaPrincia Granderson, 3 s. Hits for Family Physicians: Abigail Stephenson, s; Khloeigh Shafer, s; Chloe Sell, d; Lily Smith, 2 s. Ponytail League Sigg Motors 18, Herff Jones 1. WP — Sydney Wade, 1 hit, 2 walks, 6 strikeouts. LP — Keirstan Peterson, 3 hits, 9 walks. Hits for Sigg Motors: Sierra Snavely, t; Laurel Godderz, d; Kaitlyn LaCross, d. Hits for Herff Jones, Summer Erickson, s. Sigg Motors 16, Herff Jones 0. WP — Sierra Snavely, 1 hit, 9 strikeouts. LP — Keirstan Peterson, Hayden Ingle, 3 hits, 11 walks, 1 strikeout. Hits for Sigg Motors: Colbi Riley, s; Alexis Heslop, s; Laurel Godderz, s. Hits for Herff Jones, Kendra Sprague, s.
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Indians sweep Burlington BURLINGTON — The Iola American Legion AA Indians kept up their winning ways Tuesday with a doubleheader sweep. Iola erupted for 11 runs over the final four innings of its opener, a 12-4 win over Burlington, before pitching took over in game 2. The Indians limited Burlington to two hits in the nightcap, a 5-1 win in a game featuring wooden bats. The victories lift the Indians to 6-0. Iola opens the home portion of its schedule at 6 p.m. Thursday at Allen Community College’s baseball diamond.
A Mason Coons RBI single supplied Iola’s only run through the first three innings of the opener. Burlington struck for four runs in the third to lead 4-1. The lead was shortlived. Jared Latta’s single was followed by two walks, an error and a fielder’s choice before Levi Ashmore drilled a two-run single to give the Indians a 6-4 lead. Coons knocked in two more with a sixth-inning triple. A pair of passed balls and an RBI ground ball by Ashmore supplied the final three runs. Tyler Clubine got the win, allowing six hits
and two walks in three innings. Nathan Whitcomb followed with three perfect innings of relief with four strikeouts. Jacob Rhoads tossed the final inning, allowing a walk with a strikeout. Coons had a triple and single to lead the Indian offense. Jared Latta had two singles. Cole Morrison singled twice, while Ashmore and Aaron Barclay both singled once. BARCLAY tossed three hitless innings of the second game to pick up the win. He walked four and struck out five. Ashmore pitched two innings, allowing two hits and a walk with four
strikeouts. Eric Heffern led off the game with a walk. He stole a base and scored on a Derrick Weir ground ball. Coons led off the fourth with a walk. He advanced on a wild pitch, went to third on a ground ball and scored on a second wild pitch to put the Indians up 2-0. Four straight walks to start the fifth were followed by an RBI ground ball by Rhoads and Coons’ sacrifice fly for three more tallies. The Indians won despite collecting only one hit, a leadoff single in the second by Trent Latta.
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Shockers back to the NCAA tournament this season and with a year left on his contract. “I remember watching video of that place when he got there and it was nothing,” Pelfrey said. “I grew up in Wichita and that was the place to be and the place to go. When you think of Wichita State, you think of Gene Stephenson. To hear that they are turning their back on him is shameful. “This guy is a legend and I don’t agree with it. It’s not right at all.” Stephenson won more games during his tenure than any other Division I program, and his career record of 1,837-6753 leaves him with the second-most victories among major college coaches. Along with Pelfrey, he produced major leaguers such as Joe Carter and Casey Blake, and helped to deliver the school’s only national championship during the 1989 season. “We have reached a decision to go a different direction with the leadership of our baseball program,” athletic director Eric Sexton said in a statement. “Following an evaluation of the program as a whole and a presentation of the options, the decision became clear that this is the proper time to move into a new phase of Shocker baseball.” Sexton had met with the 67-year-old Stephenson on Monday and reportedly gave him an ultimatum to either resign or be fired. Stephenson met briefly with reporters at Eck Stadium on Tuesday and said he had been forced out in what was evidently anything but an amicable split. “I am sorely disappointed about the way this went down,” Stephenson said. “I don’t
getting weaker. This was the 13th time in 18 games they failed to score more than three runs. They are 3-15 in that stretch. Further, they are 6-22 since topping out at 17-10 with a 6-5 victory over the White Sox on May 5. Yep, that’s a month ago. And now 11 straight home losses. And counting. “You just keep hoping every day that you come to the park,” Yost said, “that you’re going to break out of it. You continue to work hard.
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.
Gene Stephenson’s career record
Year School Total Conf. Finish 1978 Wichita State 43-30-1 1979 Wichita State 65-15 10-2 — 1980 Wichita State 53-12-1 7-1 — 1981 Wichita State 56-15 15-1 1st 1982 Wichita State 73-14 15-1 1st 1983 Wichita State 55-18 7-1 1st 1984 Wichita State 40-22 7-7 4th 1985 Wichita State 68-20 15-5 1st 1986 Wichita State 45-18 12-8 2nd 1987 Wichita State 59-20 13-7 1st 1988 Wichita State 56-16-1 16-4 1st 1989 Wichita State 68-15 13-5 1st 1990 Wichita State 45-19 14-6 t-1st 1991 Wichita State 66-13 21-3 1st 1992 Wichita State 56-11 18-3 1st 1993 Wichita State 58-17 17-3 1st 1994 Wichita State 45-17 19-2 1st 1995 Wichita State 53-17 24-8 1st 1996 Wichita State 54-11 24-4 1st 1997 Wichita State 51-18 21-7 1st 1998 Wichita State 56-7 26-1 1st 1999 Wichita State 59-14 24-7 1st 2000 Wichita State 44-21 24-8 1st 2001 Wichita State 42-24 21-11 2nd 2002 Wichita State 47-17 23-9 1st 2003 Wichita State 49-27 19-13 2nd 2004 Wichita State 49-16 28-4 1st 2005 Wichita State 51-24 16-8 2nd 2006 Wichita State 46-22 15-9 3rd 2007 Wichita State 53-22 20-4 1st 2008 Wichita State 48-17 19-5 1st 2009 Wichita State 30-27 11-7 3rd 2010 Wichita State 41-19 15-6 t-1st 2011 Wichita State 39-26 14-7 2nd 2012 Wichita State 35-25 12-9 3rd 2013 Wichita State 39-28 15-6 2nd TOTALS: 1,798-647-3 575-186
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think it was handled properly, but it’s not up for me to decide. We gave 36 years of our very best here.” They were 36 years unlike the program had ever known. Wichita State scuffled along for more than two decades before disbanding the program after the 1970 season. When the school decided to restart it in 1977, administrators looked toward the recruiting coordinator and hitting coach at powerhouse Oklahoma to put everything together. Stephenson only needed three years — and the signing of Carter, a three-time All-American — to get Wichita State to the NCAA tournament for the first time. Two years later, the Shockers played in their first College World Series, losing
to Miami in the national championship game. The school won 73 games that year, setting an NCAA record for a single season. Wichita State would ultimately win 20 conference championships and make 28 appearances in the NCAA tournament under Stephenson, and make seven trips to the College World Series. The Shockers reached the pinnacle of college baseball by defeating Texas in the 1989 national championship game. The program had slid over the past couple of season, though, and needed to win the Missouri Valley Conference tournament to reach the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2009 this season. The Shockers were
beaten by Arkansas and regional champion Kansas State last weekend. Stephenson said that he hopes to continue coaching, though he’s not sure where. He also spent several minutes thanking his former players, coaches and staff during an emotional farewell. Sexton said that pitching coach Brent Kemnitz, who is under contract through 2014, will take over on an interim basis but will not be considered for the full-time job. Sexton said that a national search for the next coach will begin immediately. “We thank Coach Stephenson for his years of service,” Sexton said, “and the efforts he has made in his life’s work building this program from the beginning.”
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“George (Brett) is working tirelessly with these hitters — with their mental approach, with their physical approach.” It’s hard, at this point, to see any hopeful signs. The Royals already trailed by three runs when Lorenzo Cain opened the seventh with a double into the left-center gap on Deduno’s 105th pitch. That brought lefty Brian Duensing into the game. Duensing retired Mike Moustakas on a fly to right before manager Ron Gardenhire brought in Casey Fien, who stranded
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inning but exited, down three runs, after throwing 95 pitches in 4â€‰1/3 innings. Still, a three-run hole, the way the Royals are scratching for runs, seemed enormous. It was. “We just can’t get the guys in when we need to,” Butler said. “Runner on second with nobody out. Then we had a guy on third with less than two (outs). That’s two runs right there. “We’ve got to pick up the easy ones when we can.” Right now, there are no easy ones.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Ohio St. president retires after remarks Associated Press. Ohio State at the time called them unacceptable and said it had placed Gee on a â€œremediation planâ€? to change his behavior. Gee said he didnâ€™t regret the way he conducted himself as a higher education leader. â€œI have regrets when I have said things that I shouldnâ€™t have said, but I have no regrets about having a sense of humor and having a thick skin and enjoying life,â€? he said. According to a recording of a Dec. 5 meeting obtained by the AP under a public records request, Gee, a Mormon, said Notre Dame was never invited to join the Big Ten athletic conference because â€œyou just canâ€™t trust those damn Catholics.â€? Gee also took shots at schools in the Southeastern Conference and the University of Louisville, according to the recording of the meeting of the schoolâ€™s Athletic Council. Gee apologized when the comments were disclosed, saying they were â€œa poor attempt at humor and entirely inappropriate.â€? Robert Schottenstein, who as chairman of the universityâ€™s board of trustees condemned the remarks last week as
â€œwholly unacceptableâ€? and â€œnot presidential in nature,â€? deflected questions about whether Gee had been forced out by the board. â€œItâ€™s really about a decision to retire for the reasons that Gordon has articulated,â€? Schottenstein said. He called Gee â€œa
numerous posts using the hashtag savethebowtie. Ohio State trustees learned of Geeâ€™s latest remarks in January and created the remediation plan. In a March 11 letter, the trustees warned any repeat offenses could lead to his firing and ordered him to apologize
Iâ€™ve only got a month to ruin the university. Iâ€™ve got to get at it. â€” Gordon Gee
unique personâ€? with â€œsort of a one and only style.â€? â€œThat unique style and his very thoughtful leadership candidly has taken Ohio state to new levels and put us in position where we believe that we have enormous opportunity,â€? Schottenstein said. Ohio State, one of the biggest universities in the nation with 65,000 students, named provost Joseph Alutto as interim president. Gee, a familiar figure on campus with his bowties and owlish glasses, has repeatedly gotten in trouble over the years for verbal gaffes. Tuesdayâ€™s news lit up Twitter, with
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) â€” Gordon Gee, rehired by Ohio State University in 2007 to great fanfare, boldly declared, â€œThis is Ohio Stateâ€™s time.â€? He made good on the boast by reshaping the university into a leading academic institution. Yet Gee, also known for painful verbal gaffes, couldnâ€™t stop staying the wrong thing at the wrong time. Gee, 69, announced his retirement Tuesday after his latest remarks jabbing Roman Catholics and the University of Notre Dame became public. Even then, he couldnâ€™t play it straight at the end of a hastily called news conference. â€œIâ€™ve only got a month to ruin the university,â€? he joked. â€œIâ€™ve got to get at it.â€? Gee said the furor over the remarks was only one of several factors that led to his decision. He also cited his age and the start of a long-term planning process at the university, which includes a trustee meeting Wednesday to talk about Ohio Stateâ€™s future. Geeâ€™s remarks, jokingly referring to â€œthose damn Catholicsâ€? at Notre Dame and poking fun at the academic quality of other schools, were first reported last week by The
to those he offended. But it appeared that several of Geeâ€™s apologies came only in the last week or so as the school prepared to respond to the APâ€™s inquiries. Gee said Tuesday he waited until recently to apologize in person to the Notre Dame president, the Rev. John Jenkins, because they had a long-scheduled meeting. Schottenstein said the board was satisfied with Geeâ€™s response to the letter. In the recording of his meeting with the Athletic Council, Gee said the top goal of Big Ten presidents is to â€œmake certain that we have institutions
of like-minded academic integrity. So you wonâ€™t see us adding Louisville.â€? After laughter from the audience, Gee added that the Big Ten wouldnâ€™t add the University of Kentucky, either. When asked how to respond to SEC fans who say the Big Ten canâ€™t count because it now has 14 members, Gee said: â€œYou tell the SEC when they can learn to read and write, then they can figure out what weâ€™re doing.â€? Notre Dame and the SEC had no comment on Geeâ€™s retirement. Gee came under fire in 2011 for some offhand remarks he made during a scandal on football coach Jim Tresselâ€™s watch. Asked whether he had considered firing Tressel, Gee said: â€œNo, are you kidding? Let me just be very clear: Iâ€™m just hopeful the coach doesnâ€™t dismiss me.â€? Last year, Gee apologized for saying that coordinating the schoolâ€™s many divisions was like running the Polish army, a remark that a Polish-American group called bigoted. In 1992, in a moment of frustration over highereducation funding, Gee referred to then-Gov. George Voinovich as â€œa damn dummy.â€? Gee was named the
countryâ€™s best college president in 2010 by Time magazine. He has held the top job at West Virginia University, the University of Colorado, Brown and Vanderbilt. He was Ohio State president from 1990 to 1997 and returned in 2007. He makes about $1.9 million a year in base pay, retirement benefits and other compensation. He is a prolific fundraiser and is leading a $2.5 billion campaign at Ohio State. He is omnipresent on campus, attending everything from faculty awards events to dormitory pizza parties. â€œIâ€™ve never heard anyone say anything negative about him. Heâ€™s great,â€? Ohio State cheerleader Taylor Rudy, 20, a junior from Tipp City, said Tuesday. â€œI donâ€™t feel like itâ€™ll be the same here. Thatâ€™s so terrible.â€? The president of the American Council on Education said Gee, who is a board member, left an â€œindelible markâ€? on each institution he served. â€œHe is an iconic leader, unparalleled in skills and widely respected among presidents, chancellors, policymakers and business leaders at both the state and federal levels,â€? ACE President Molly Corbett Broad said in a statement.
House panel to address sexual assaults in military WASHINGTON (AP) â€” Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases. The House Armed Services Committee plans to consider a sweeping, $638 billion defense policy bill for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. Debate over numerous provi-
sions on sexual assault, the war in Afghanistan, missile defense and the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is expected throughout the today. A final panel vote is likely late into the evening. The House committeeâ€™s action comes one day after senators grilled senior military leaders about steps the services are taking to combat sexual assault as a series of high-profile cases and the growing number of incidents have shone a harsh spotlight on the
services. Members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, especially the panelâ€™s seven female senators, challenged the militaryâ€™s mostly male leadership on whether they understood the difference between relatively minor sexual offenses and serious crimes that deserve swift and decisive action. â€œNot every single commander necessarily wants women in the force. Not every single commander believes what a sexual assault is. Not every single commander can distinguish between a slap on the ass and a rape because they merge all of these crimes together,â€? Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand told the beribboned military leaders at a nearly daylong hearing Tuesday. The New York Democrat is pushing legislation â€” with the support of 18 other senators â€” that would strip commanders of the authority to decide when criminal charges are filed against service
members who report to them and would remove the ability of senior officers to convene courtsmartial.
â€œ I cannot overstate my disgust and disappointment over the continued reports of sexual misconduct in our military. Weâ€™ve been talking about the issue for years, and talk is insufficient.
â€” Sen. John McCain, a Navy veteran
The military leaders were unified in opposing the legislation, warning that limits on commandersâ€™ authority would undercut their ability to preserve order and discipline in their units. At the same time, they conceded they had stumbled in dealing with a problem that, in the words of Gen. Ray Odierno, the Armyâ€™s chief of staff, was â€œlike a cancer.â€? â€œI think I took my eye off the ball a bit in the commands that I had,â€? Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the committee, men-
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over as they discussed recent cases and statistics on sexual assault that underscored challenges the Defense Department and Congress face. Sen. John McCain, RAriz., a Navy veteran of Vietnam, said a woman came to him the previous night and said her daughter wanted to join the military. She asked McCain if he could give her his unqualified support. â€œI could not,â€? McCain said. â€œI cannot overstate my disgust and disappointment over the continued reports of sexual misconduct in our military. Weâ€™ve been talking about the issue for years, and talk is insufficient.â€? THE PENTAGON estimated in a recent report that as many as 26,000 military members may have been sexually assaulted last year, up from an estimated 19,000 assaults in 2011, based on an anonymous survey. While the number of sexual assaults that members of the military actually reported rose 6 percent to 3,374 in 2012, thousands of victims were still unwilling to come forward despite new oversight and assistance programs aimed at curbing the crimes, the report said. Military leaders are
more receptive to House legislation sponsored by Reps. Michael Turner, ROhio, and Niki Tsongas, D-Mass. Their measure, which the full committee was considering today, would strip commanders of the discretion to reverse a court-martial ruling, except in cases involving minor offenses. Commanders would be barred from reducing a guilty finding by a court-martial to guilty of a lesser offense. The measure also would require that anyone found guilty of rape, sexual assault, forcible sodomy or an attempt to commit any of those offenses receive a punishment that includes a dismissal from military service or a dishonorable discharge. The legislation eliminates the five-year statute of limitations on trial by court-martial for sexual assault and sexual assault of a child. It also establishes the authority for military legal counsel to provide legal assistance to victims of sex-related offenses and requires enhanced training for all military and civilian attorneys involved in sex-related cases. Separately, the House Appropriations defense subcommittee was met behind closed doors to vote on a defense spending bill that contains $513 billion for core Pentagon operations and $86 billion for operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. It reprises an existing provision that requires the Pentagon to keep accused terrorists and other prisoners at the military-run detention center in Cuba rather than allow them to be transferred to U.S. soil for civilian trials.
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Seeking therapy is not giving up Dear Carolyn: My husband, an amazing man whom I love dearly, believes I am still hurting from an abusive exboyfriend. My husband thinks professional counseling could help me release the hurt and anger that seem to haunt me. I know I am still scarred from “BealzaBob,” but I’ve never thought I needed counseling. My family and friends know BealzaBob was emotionally and physically abusive, but I haven’t told them everything because I don’t want to hurt them. It took me over a year and half to break up with my ex, and I’ve rebuilt my self-esteem and taken back my life. To an outsider, I’m a strong, accomplished pregnant woman with a loving husband, family and friends. My blessings are many, but occasionally a memory of my ex hits me. I share it with my husband. I don’t want BealzaBob to haunt me/ us, but how do I truly let
go of the anger, pain and memories? Do I really need counseling? Please help. — Scarred
Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax
“Occasionally a memory .?.?. hits me” describes not a haunting, but a fact of life after trauma. No amount of strength or blessings or counseling will wipe away all traces of pain. On the other hand, I’m concerned about your concern for appearing strong to and protecting all besides your spouse, and your implication that seeking professional help is some kind of emotional 911. Therapy is not an admission of defeat, or a desperate last resort; it’s just 50-ish minutes with someone trained to diagnose and treat emotional
illnesses and injuries. If you’re moved to use the word “haunt,” then why not learn some new ways to deal with your feelings? If it helps, think of it as a class — well, tutoring — since that’s pretty much what goes on (except in therapy you cry where in classes you just want to). Dear Carolyn: So I just yesterday got some fairly crushing (to me) news in the romance department, and now face four days of being around family and friends when my inclination is to curl up on the couch. While in some ways it’s liberating to know exactly where you rank (or don’t) in someone’s priorities, at the same time, it’s very sad to give up hopes and companionship. So .?.?. tips for putting this in its own compartment temporarily? — Putting on a Happy Face
No matter how strong and healthy the relationship was — or in this case, wasn’t — there’s always some departure
from some valued part of you when you’re in a relationship. It’s just a fact of cooperation. So, use this bad timing to lean on your people and restore those parts of yourself. There is no better source for reminders of who you are, and specifically who you were pre-relationship, than family and friends. (Even if it’s a reminder of how much you’ve outgrown your family.) They knew you skinning your knees, making dioramas, whispering secrets, before you were reshaped by your self-control. Finding this elemental version of you will help you see and understand better — and weather better — this person’s failure to be a good match. Plus, the couch will still be there on Day 5. Write to Carolyn Hax, Style, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or tellme@washpost. com. Sign up for Carolyn Hax’s column, delivered to your inbox early each morning, at http://bit.ly/ haxpost.
ED is an issue of blood flow at its root By KEITH ROACH, M.D. To Your Good Health
Dear Dr. Roach: A man has erectile dysfunction because blood will not flow into his penis. What is the connection between this blood flow and the blood flow in the rest of his body? Also, how do medications like Viagra cause blood to flow? — T.E. Answer: Male sexual function is very complicated, requiring several systems to work properly. Blood flow is vital, but a blockage in any of the arteries leading to the penis is by no means the exclusive cause of erectile dysfunction. The nerve supply to the area needs to be capable of sending information out and receiving it back again, so damage to the nerves is also a cause of ED. Hormones, especially testosterone, have significant effects, but the brain remains the most important organ involved, so psychological causes of ED are as important as any of the other three. Treatment of male sexual trouble is a lot more complex than prescribing a medication like Viagra, although
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Rice to be appointed national security adviser WA S H I N G T O N (AP) — Susan Rice will take over as President Obama's new national security adviser this summer and longtime advisor Samantha Power will be named to take her position as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, officials said today. Tom Donilon is stepping down as national security adviser after four years as a member of the White House foreign policy team, White House officials said. The president plans to unveil the national security appointments in the Rose Garden on to. The changes would install two trusted advisers in key positions as Obama moves into a second term dominated by tough foreign policy challenges. Donilon is expected to leave his post early next month and Rice will take over as Obama launches a tour of the African continent. Rice, 48, is a longtime adviser to the president who most recently came under fire from Republicans for her role in the controversy over the at-
tacks in Benghazi. Republicans charge she intentionally downplayed the role of terrorist groups during an initial round of interviews after the attack on a diplomatic post in Libya l a s t year. The controversy k i l l e d Susan Rice h e r chances of becoming secretary of state, after key Republicans threatened to block her even before she was nominated. Rice will not need Senate approval to take the nation security adviser post. Power, 42, has been an adviser to Obama since before the 2008 campaign and went on to serve as a special assistant to the president and senior director for multilateral affairs and human rights during his first term. She won the Pulitzer Prize for her 2002 book, "A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide." Donilon, 58, has been
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