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Rocky Mountain high for SAFE BASE By STEVEN SCHWARTZ firstname.lastname@example.org
RMNP — SAFE BASE has embarked on something amazing, something unheard of. It is taking 68 students for one week into the Rocky Mountains of Colorado on a $100,000 grant obtained in March. When I wrote the story for the Colorado trip, little did I know that my editor, Susan Lynn, would be gracious enough to let me tag along for the week. I will be following the groups around, speaking with students, taking pictures and doing my best to capture the essence of the week. For those parents who are sending their children out — possibly for the first time — I hope their minds will be put at ease even the slightest bit, seeing and reading about the children’s adventures. Even after the first day on the road, and at camp, the children have made a summer’sworth of memories. The students are alive with chatter and excitement, surrounded by the beauty of the mountains (a feeling which, in my opinion, cannot be replicated). There are about 25 staff on the trip, including a police officer and a registered nurse. The students could not be in
better hands, and Angela Henry, along with the help of her staff, deserve all the credit. Each day is filled with new activities and experiences for these southeast Kansas youths. Their time spent in the mountains will extend much further than when they unpack their luggage at home. I’ll do my best to preserve that. THE SUN is setting on the Moraine Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park, and 68 grade-school students are bustling around the tents, yelling and laughing. Their attitude is quite amazing, considering how far their journey into Colorado has taken them over a mere 24 hours. The buses left at around 9 p.m. Saturday, taking the SAFE BASE students west for a week-long excursion of fun, learning and excitement. But, the ride got off to a slow start. “I could barely sleep,” Garrett Henderson, a Jefferson fourth-grader said. “It’s awesome, but tiring,” Jefferson fourth-grader Josie Plumlee said while sitting on a rock outside the campground. She and her seat partner, Miah Shelby, spent the night in the See COLORADO | Page A4
SAFE BASE students (top) wave goodbye as they set off for Colorado on Saturday evening. A view of Long’s Peak, lower left, elevation 14,259 feet, is Rocky Mountain National Park’s tallest and in easy view from the SAFE BASE camp. Two students, right, take a picture of a white-tail deer as it scampers from its hiding place into the forest of RMNP.
Local youths hook big fish at tourney Local youths depleted the stock at Abbott’s Pond Saturday in the annual Hooked on Fish, Not on Drugs fishing derby. Dakota Austin hauled in the biggest fish, weighing in at 13.65 pounds. Colby Pollet snagged the smallest fish, weighing about half an ounce. Other winners, in their age divisions, were: 2-8 year olds: Thomas Hall, one fish, 11.41 pounds; Trevor Tatman, two fish, totaling 11.41 pounds; Gage Scheibmeir, one fish,
4.07 pounds. 9-12 year olds: Dalton Kerr, three fish totaling 21.17 pounds; Kyle Cuppy, one fish, 11.34 pounds; Drevon Wilson-Wing, one fish, 2.72 pounds. 13-17 year olds: Tim Yokum, one fish, 8.56 pounds; Paul Douglas, one fish, 7.38 pounds; Trenton Pollet, one fish, 1.94 pounds. Kayleigh Boan caught the most fish, seven, weighing a total of 1.23 pounds. Altogether, 199 fish were caught for a total of 124.07 pounds.
Abigail Stephenson and Lloyd Houk perform a duet Saturday night at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. Stephenson, 7, is the daughter of Rebecca and Kyle Stephenson. The two participated in a recital in dedication of the refurbishment of a 1905 grand piano, shown above, owned by the family of George Bowlus. The piano will remain in the orchestra pit of the Bowlus auditorium.
Bowlus celebrates gifts By SUSAN LYNN email@example.com
A celebration of gifts to the Bowlus Fine Arts Center was held Saturday night at the arts center. Specifically, a refurbished grand piano owned by the George Bowlus family, and a new fountain outside the front of the Bowlus Center, were recognized. The 1905 Henry F. Miller grand piano was in the parlor
of the Bowlus home, the site of the current arts center. A bequest from the estate of the late Fern Marsh ignited the initiative to restore the piano. The Friends of the Bowlus, a nonprofit group whose aim is to keep the Bowlus in tiptop shape, added the piano project to its to-do list, in addition to new curtains, a new boiler, and many other smaller projects. Greg Hulme, a piano rebuilder of Greenwood, Mo., restored the piano over the next 10 months. Its walnut finish is of particular note as Vol. 115, No.164
are its intricately carved legs. A recital featuring local artists playing the grand piano illustrated its beautiful sound. Pianists included Trish Brown, Loretta Ellis, Lloyd Houk, Kendall Jay, Jan Knewtson, Glen Singer and Abigail Stephenson. THE FOUNTAIN on the front lawn of the Bowlus was a gift by the late Emerson E. Lynn, who died April 24, in memory of his late wife, Mickey. See GIFTS | Page A4
Adaunte and Amiya Walton wait for a bite at Abbott’s Pond Saturday morning along with their grandparents Rick and Dana Dawn. 75 Cents
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A supermoon appeared Sunday night, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The moon appeared up to 14 percent larger than normal as our celestial neighbor swung closer to Earth, reaching its closest distance of the year early Sunday morning. In this picture, the moon rises over Table Rock and a lighted cross in Boise, Idaho.
Helping refugees womanâ€™s passion By BOB JOHNSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Bobbie Chew Bigby will learn how to better deal with displaced people during 15 months of study in Brisbane, Australia. Bigby, Tulsa, told about winning a Peace Scholarship from Rotary International during a year-end social for Iola Rotarians Sunday evening. Bigby graduated from Washington University, St. Louis, in 2009 with a degree in anthropology. With an interest in international events, she spent two years working with refugees in Cambodia through auspices of a Fulbright Fellowship. Back in Tulsa, she continued to help those who have left their native countries to settle in the United States. Her work, in Cambodia and back in the U.S., caught the eye of Tulsa Rotarians, who nominated her for one of the prestigious scholarships. After an exhaustive interview in April 2012, Bigby learned in November that she had been selected. She will study at the University of Queensland. Refugees from Myanmar are her focus in Tulsa. She explained that most of them are challenged by having to learn English and few have professional skills, which leaves them in lower-end jobs in Tulsa factories. Their lives are further stressed by coming to the U.S. with no income. â€œTransportation is also a large issue in Tulsa,â€? Bigby said. â€œWe have very little public transportation and the refugees have to find a way to get to work. They can walk to Walmart â€” thereâ€™s one near most of the apartment complexes where they live â€” but have to find a carpool to get to work.â€? Bigby hopes to use what she learns in Australia to have a greater role in helping refugees and furthering world peace one-to-one. She is unsure whether in the long term she will be based in the U.S. or Asia, but thinks in either case the skills she will develop through the Peace Scholarship will be put to good use. Ellis Potter, former district governor, pointed out Bigby was the first applicant for a Peace Scholarship from District 6110, which is made up of parts of Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma and includes Tulsa. About 10 of the scholarships are given throughout the world each year. PRIOR TO Bigbyâ€™s pre-
Bobbie Chew Bigby sentation, Judy Works, who took the clubâ€™s reins when Neil Westervelt became ill late in 2012 and then died May 28, lauded her vision and enthusiasm for Rotary. She noted the Iola club was
one of 25 of 82 clubs in the district to receive a presidential citation and also finished second in Club of the Year competition, recognition that had been Westerveltâ€™s goal. Westervelt, a Rotarian for about 10 years, was instrumental in the car show at the Allen County Fair. As one of her last acts of leadership, Works announced the name of the show had been changed to the Neil Westervelt Memorial Car Show and gave a poster to his wife, Joy. KAREN GILPIN was
installed as president of the club. The theme for the new year is â€œEngage Rotary, Change Lives.â€?
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MOSCOW (AP) â€” A plane took off from Moscow today headed for Cuba, but the seat booked by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was empty, and there was no sign of him elsewhere on board. The airline said earl i e r Snowden re gistered for the flight u s i n g his U.S. passport, w h i c h Snowden American officials say has been annulled. Snowden arrived in Moscow on Sunday from Hong Kong, where he had been hiding for several weeks to evade U.S. justice. Ecuador is considering Snowdenâ€™s asylum application. After spending a night in Moscowâ€™s airport, the former National Security Agency contractor â€” and admitted leaker of state secrets â€” had been expected to fly to Cuba and Venezuela en route to possible asylum in Ecuador. Snowden, also a former CIA technician, fled Hong Kong to dodge U.S. efforts to extradite him on espionage charges. Ecuadorâ€™s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said his government had received an asylum request, adding today that the decision â€œhas to do with freedom of expression and with the security of citizens around the world.â€? The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks also said it would help Snowden.
Ecuador has rejected previous U.S. efforts at cooperation, and has been helping WikiLeaks
founder Julian Assange avoid prosecution by allowing him to stay at its embassy in London.
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Iola City Council meeting, 6 p.m., New Community Building. USD 257 Board of Education, 6:30 p.m., Iola High School lecture hall.
Allen County Commission, 8:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse commissionerâ€™s room. American Red Cross office, 9-11:30 a.m., Emprise Bank. Iola Kiwanis Club, noon, meeting room at Allen Community College student center. Allen County Hospital trustees meeting, 7 p.m., meeting room at Allen County Hospital.
Iola BPOE No. 569, 8 p.m., Elks Lodge.
Rotary Club, noon, The New Greenery. TOPS No. KS 880, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 p.m. meeting, Calvary United Methodist Church. Allen County Farmers Market, 5:30 to 7 p.m., southwest corner of the square.
See, Hear Iola, 10 a.m., Community Building, speaker Gary Hawk. Senior Citizensâ€™ Card Club, 5:30 p.m., Iola Senior Citizens Center.
Patriot Challenge Color Run, 8 a.m., registration 7 a.m., LaHarpe City Park. Historical Yates Center tour, 10 a.m., meet for the trolley at the Chamber.
Iola Old-Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers, 1 p.m., North Community Building.
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What was cut? Higher ed hit hardest By DUANE GOOSSEN Kansas Health Institute
The Legislature has adjourned for the year after passing a fiscal year 2014 state general fund (SGF) budget that lowers spending by $202 million. How did policymakers manage to cut that much? What were the big moves? When the legislative session began, Kansas had an approved SGF budget in place for fiscal year 2013 (July 1, 2012, to June 30, 2013) totaling $6.198 billion. During the legislative session, new estimates for human service caseloads allowed the approved 2013 budget to be revised downward to $6.165 billion. The Legislature then cut $202 million from that level by adopting a $5.963 billion 2014 budget. Although there were many changes to the state general fund expenditure budget between FY 2013 and FY 2014, much of the overall reduction can be explained by four things. 1. Pay some bills from the highway fund. In FY 2013 the cost of transporting students to school was paid out of the SGF, but in FY 2014, $140 million of that cost will be paid by the highway fund. This shows up as an SGF reduction, but the cost is just being shifted to a different funding source. This action does have consequences for the highway fund because the $140 million used to pay school transportation costs is no longer available for normal highway fund expenses. 2. Eliminate carryover spending. The FY 2013 budget contained about $27 million of expenses carried forward from FY 2012. The expenditures were planned for FY 2012 but for a variety of reasons were delayed into the next fiscal year and
included in the FY 2013 budget. That $27 million did not need to again be included in the FY 2014 budget and could be cut with little consequence. 3. Judiciary cuts. The Judiciary budget goes down about $9 million between FY 2013 and FY 2014. However, the Legislature allowed the Judiciary to continue a surcharge on docket fees that helps nullify the cuts and makes them more of a shift to a different funding source. 4. Regents system cuts. Higher education lost more than $22 million from the SGF in FY 2014. At least a portion of those cuts will be offset with higher tuition fees. Most of the $202 million SGF reduction was achieved by shifting costs to other funding sources, not by diminishing the obligations that the state must pay for. The most consequential cuts went to the Regents, and those cuts are already being secondguessed by the governor and others. We can conclude from this that cutting the SGF budget is not easy. If big, easy program cuts were available, this Legislature would almost surely have made them. That means future budgets likely will go up. Already the Legislature has passed a budget for FY 2015 that increases spending to $6.129 billion and may need to go higher as policymakers deal with a myriad of spending pressures led by Medicaid, school finance and the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. — Duane Goossen, KHI’s vice president for fiscal and health policy, served as state budget director for 12 years in the administrations of three governors — Republican Bill Graves and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson. He also served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1983 to 1997.
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Iola’s need for a new national guard armory and the industrial promotion levy will be discussed before the all-member meeting of the Iola Chamber of Commerce at noon tomorrow. The speaker will be Angelo Scott, editor of the Register. The two proposals will be voted upon at a special city election on July 14. ***** Roy Holeman is moving the Holeman Paint and Wallpaper store from 104 to 821 S. Washington, where he will continue the business. Apt and Immel, attorneys, will move from their present lo-
cation over the bank to the rooms vacated by Holeman. The bank will occupy the remainder of the building. When these moves are completed the two-story brick building, which is now on the site of the proposed new home for the bank, will be torn down. ***** Between 300 and 400 oilmen from Kansas and Oklahoma will be in Iola July 8 to inspect waterflooding projects in this vicinity. The tour is the sixth of its kind arranged by the Kansas-Oklahoma Water Flood Operators. The caravan will first visit the Walter Fees project near Colony.
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Obama prods, gets share of pushback WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past two weeks, President Barack Obama has argued with Chinese President Xi Jinping over cybersecurity, consulted with world leaders over Syria and trade, declared his desire to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons, and embraced the uncertain steps toward reconciliation in Afghanistan.
Jim Kuhnhenn An AP news analysis In each case, the president is aligning himself with a process that has a distant goal and is fraught with possible failure. And as he prodded foreign allies and U.S. competitors, he’s gotten a good dose of pushback for his troubles. In Berlin on Wednesday, Obama warned that the European Union could “lose a generation” if it doesn’t adjust its economic policies to tackle high youth unemployment. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has argued for debt-ridden eurozone countries to first deal with their fiscal problems, insisted her government was committed to helping its European partners in the crisishit nations. “If we were conducting policies that would harm other countries,” she Angela Merkel argued, “we would harm ourselves.” She countered with her own words of caution over the Obama administration’s secret collection of phone records and surveillance of foreign Internet traffic. “People have concerns, precisely concerns that there may be some kind of blanket, across-theboard gathering of information,” she said. “There needs to be proportionality” between security and freedom, she added, and made clear that her private talks about it with Obama were not the end of the subject. It was a polite punch-counterpunch between vital allies — an exchange that won’t damage a strong relationship. But it illustrated how in a 21st century world order, Western powers are not beholden to the United States as they once were and Obama’s ability to find agreement or build consensus is often limited and regularly tested.
The centerpiece of Obama’s visit to Berlin was a speech at the historic Brandenburg Gate, once a symbol of the Cold War, where he called for negotiations with the Russians to reduce U.S. nuclear weapons by one-third and called for cutting the number of tactical warheads in Europe. “Peace with justice means pursuing the security of a world without nuclear weapons, no matter how distant that dream may be,” he said. The words were barely out of his mouth when Pres. Obama a Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee, Ohio Rep. Michael Turner, accused him of appeasement, and Russian officials were playing down Obama’s proposal. A foreign policy aide to President Vladimir Putin said any further arms reduction would have to involve countries oth-
agreeing to engage in talks and “taking this courageous step.” A day later, Obama had to concede the setback. “We had anticipated that at the outset, there were going to be some areas of friction, to put it mildly, in getting this thing off the ground,” he said Wednesday. EUROPEAN
meeting at the G-8 did point to one significant advancement — a decision to begin talks toward a possible trade agreement between the European Union and the United States. But as far as achievements go, this one simply started the process. And it came with a price. Obama had wanted the talks to proceed without conditions. But France won a concession when the European Union chiefs agreed to exclude European film, radio and TV industries from the negotiations. It was the first sign of the difficulties that lay ahead. The first negotiation session is scheduled for Washington next month.
In the 21st century world order, Western powers are not beholden to the United States as they once were and Obama’s ability to find agreement or build consensus is often limited and regularly tested. er than just Russia and the United States. “The situation is now far from what it was in the ’60s and ’70s, when only the USA and the Soviet Union discussed arms reduction,” the aide, Yuri Ushakov, said. Just two days earlier, Obama and Putin had a stare-down over Syria. Putin refused to back down from Russia’s support for the government of President Bashar Assad, forcing other leaders of the Group of Eight industrial economies meeting in Northern Ireland to call for a negotiated Syrian peace settlement while disagreeing on whether that should require Assad to go. WITH OBAMA now ready to supply arms to Syrian rebels, Putin concluded the G-8 summit by pointedly warning that the opposition forces include criminals whom he likened to the killers of an off-duty British soldier last month in London. “Do the Europeans want to provide such people with weapons?” he said. Even a potentially encouraging development in Afghanistan this week took a quick sour turn when Afghan President Hamid Karzai declared he would not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations. On Tuesday, Obama had praised Karzai for
No relationship better illustrates the foreign policy challenges for Obama than that between the U.S. and China. Meeting with Xi in California two weeks ago, Obama confronted the Chinese president over U.S. claims of Chinese cyberhacking of U.S. companies, warning that the issue could damage the fundamental relationship between the two countries. “We had a very blunt conversation about cybersecurity,” Obama told PBS interviewer Charlie Rose this week. After the meeting, Chinese officials said Xi opposed all forms of cyberspying and claimed no responsibility for attacks against the U.S. “Cybersecurity should not become the root cause of mutual suspicion and frictions between our two countries. Rather, it should be a new bright spot in our cooperation,” said Yang Jiechi, Xi’s senior foreign policy adviser. The frank discussion, however, presented a start by elevating cybersecurity to the top of the U.S.-China agenda. If Obama has broken ground in his past two weeks of international diplomacy, it is to lay fragile foundations to build upon — important beginnings, but, judging from the reaction, not yet breakthrough achievements in foreign policy.
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Both were ardent fans and supporters of the fine arts center. Dan Foster, a 1983
graduate of Iola High School, designed the four panels of the fountain to compliment the art deco style grill work
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Kendall Jay, 14, and Trish Brown performed in a recital Saturday night in honor of the refurbishment of a 1905 grand piano owned by the George Bowlus family.
Rep. Grant plans to retire Rep. Bob Grant, a Democrat representing the 2nd District of the Kansas House of Representatives, including the eastern portion of Allen County, announced his intention to retire effective Dec. 10. A Democratic Precint Committee meeting to elect a nominee to replace the state representative will be at 7 p.m.
July 1 in the commission room on the second floor of the Crawford County Courthouse in Girard. Democratic precint representatives from Allen, Bourbon, Crawford and Neosho counties who live in the 2nd District are asked to attend this meeting. All Democrats are welcome, but only precint people may vote.
Any person interested in seeking the position is urged to attend. For more information contact Lynn Grant, Bobâ€™s wife, at 620-3085518 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grant has served as a member of the Kansas House of Representatives first from 1991 to 1994, and then from 1997 to now.
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charter bus, chatting, laughing and trying to sleep. â€œWe were screaming our lungs out (on the bus), what else could we do?â€? Shelby said with a giggle. F o l lowing a 10-hour ride on two charter buses, the students Miah Shelby stopped first at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. They filed into lines for breakfast, spreading out across the lawn of the museum â€” chatting with the occasional Denverite cycling around the area. Once the museum opened, the groups (which consist of three students and one leader), split up and had the opportunity to see everything the museum had to offer. The students scoured the threestory building, watching demonstrations on space exploration, mineral mining, dinosaur fossils and the creation of the universe. The two hours flew by in a flash. SAFE BASE Director Angela Henry,
still recovering from a sleepless two days prior to the trip, gathered the students in the museumâ€™s IMAX theater for â€œTitans of the Ice Age,â€? a film about wooly mammoths. Children â€œoohed and awedâ€? at the beasts on the screen, while some others caughter a quick 40 winks during the presentation. From there, it was on to the mountains. â€œLOOK, I SEE the mountains!â€? Plumlee yelled as she saw the peaks rising above Denver. It was Plumleeâ€™s first trip to the mountains. The children peered out the w i n dows of the bus, gazing upon the touring rang e t h e y Josie Plumlee were going to experience firsthand. After a two-hour drive, the buses pulled into the campground, and eager students drained out and into the forest â€” greeted by an elk running across the road and into the underbrush. A park ranger
from the campground filled the students in on campground etiquette and bear safety â€” the latter subject caught their attention. â€œWatch out for bears!â€? was Nick Ruppertâ€™s (Lincoln fourth-grader) advice for his fellow campers. The leaders m a d e t h e p r o p e r Nick Rupert precautions to avoid having any midnight visits from furry friends , locking food away into bear bins. As the middle school students prepped for dinner, a taco salad, the students filtered out into the camp. They looked among the trees, took photos of deer and stretched their legs after a long night in a bus. They are ready for some action. â€œIâ€™m excited about being adventurous,â€? Shelby said. â€œAnd just being outdoors for once.â€? Skyler Sucher summed up what seemed to be most of the groupsâ€™ reaction from the first 24 hours. He simply looked up and said â€œWow.â€?
Wallenda walks tightrope high over Ariz. gorge at the age of 73. Several other family members, including a cousin and an uncle, have perished while performing wire walking stunts. Nik Wallenda grew up performing with his family and has dreamed of crossing It was strenuous the whole way across. the GrandÂ Canyon since he was a teenager. SunIt was a battle. The winds were strong, dayâ€™s stunt comes a year they were gusty. But there was never a after he traversed Nipoint where I though â€˜oh my gosh, Iâ€™m agara Falls earning a seventh Guinness world going to fall.â€™ record. About 600 spectators â€” Nik Wallenda watching on a large video screen on site cheered him on as he walked toward them. A The Discovery Chan- Navajo Nation ranger, During his walk on the 2-inch-thick steel ca- nel broadcast the even a paramedic and two ble above the dry river live. He wore a micro- members of a film crew bed near the GrandÂ Can- phone and two cameras, were stationed on the yon, Wallenda paused one that looked down canyon floor. and crouched twice as on the river bed and The ranger, Elmer winds whipped around one that faced straight Phillips, he got a little him and the rope ahead. nervous when Wallenda swayed. Gusts had been The 34-year-old Sara- stopped the first time. expected to be around 30 sota, Fla., resident is â€œOther than that, a pretseventh-generation ty amazing feat,â€? Philmph. He said they sent a dust flying into his eyes. high-wire artist and is lips said. â€œIt was strenuous the part of the famous â€œFlyDiscoveryâ€™s 2-hour whole way across. It ing Wallendasâ€? circus broadcast showcased was a battle. The winds family â€” a clan that is the Navajo landscape were strong, they were no stranger to death- that includes Monugusty,â€? he told report- defying feats. ment Valley, Four CorHis great-grandfa- ners, Canyon de Chelly ers. â€œBut there was never a point where I ther, Karl Wallenda, fell and the tribal capital of thought, â€˜oh my gosh, during a performance Window Rock. in Puerto Rico and died Iâ€™m going to fall.â€™â€? Wallenda stepped slowly and steady throughout, murmuring prayers to Jesus al7+(&/($53$7+72 most constantly along mote site on the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona that led them past roadside vendors selling traditional jewelry and about a dozen protesters who consider the area sacred.
the way. He jogged and hopped the last few steps. â€œThank you Lord. Thank you for calming that cable, God,â€? he said about 13 minutes into the walk.
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) â€” Nik Wallenda studied the plunging walls of the Little Colorado River Gorge before stepping out on a quarter-mile tightrope cable. â€œWhoo! Thatâ€™s an amazing view.â€? With that observation, the well-known aerialist embarked Sunday afternoon on a walk without a safety net or harness, 1,500 feet above the Little Colorado River Gorge in northeastern Arizona. The successful, 22-minute walk on the 2-inch thick cable was monitored by people around the world via television and computer screens during a broadcast of Wallendaâ€™s most ambitious stunt yet. They watched as the winds tested the Florida daredevil, and listened as he called on God to calm the swaying cable and as he paid homage to his famed greatgrandfather. The stunt was the leading trending topic on Twitter on Sunday afternoon. â€œIt was unbelievable,â€? he told reporters later. â€œIt was everything I wanted it to be. It was extremely emotional. I got to the other end and started crying.â€? Hundreds of people watched from the re-
Lynnâ€™s Pins When my daughter-inlaw Violeta saw me after my Susan most recent haircut â€” which eliminated a lot of my dyed Lynn hair â€” she exclaimed, â€œYou look so serious!â€? Iâ€™ll take that as a comRegister pliment. What choice do I editor have? Yes, I look older. Or should I say, my age. At 57, I can hardly say Iâ€™m prematurely gray. Knowing I was slightly hurt, the kids gave me a pep talk. â€œItâ€™s cool youâ€™re going natural. It must be freeing. Think of the money youâ€™re saving. â€œYoung is a state of mind, not how gray your hair is.â€? â€œAre you running the 5K for the Charley Melvin?â€? Bingo. That last comment got me feeling better. You bet I am. I may have a shock full of gray hair, but that doesnâ€™t sideline me from life. I pinned the picture with the long gray braid, not that I want to grow my hair long again, but for the saying, which reads: â€œSome may see gray hair; I see highlights of wisdom.â€? Guess Violeta was spot on.
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Iola bounces back to win Burlington tourney BURLINGTON — After dropping the first game of tournament play in walk-off fashion Saturday, Iola’s American Legion AA returned the favor to Emporia’s AAA Legion squad in nearly identical fashion one day later. The Indians won a tournament title in the process. Iola’s come-from-behind, 4-3 win over Emporia gave the Indians the Burlington Senior SlugFest championship. Iola went 3-1 in tournament play and stand at 20-2 overall. Sunday’s championship was secured when Derrick Weir’s bases-loaded single scored Levi Ashmore with one out in the bottom of the seventh. The dramatic rally came after Iola made up a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. The win offered a bit of redemption for the Mustangs, who saw a 7-6 lead slip away in the bottom of the sixth and final inning against Emporia in Saturday’s opener. Emporia’s Ausin Gordon tied the score at 6-6 with an RBI ground out, before Braxton Marshall’s bases-loaded single scored the winning run. In between the Emporia thrillers, Iola crushed Garnett 20-0 and edged host Burlington 7-6. Iola 4, Emporia 3
Iola American Legion Post 15’s Braden Larson bats in a game earlier this season for the AA Indians. Larson was one of the hitting stars for Iola over the weekend as the Indians won a tournament in Burlington. runs in the first inning, Iola’s Trent Latta was a workhorse in the championship game. He allowed seven hits and five walks, but struck out 12 in his 126-pitch effort.
Emporia’s Nick Nelson had Iola in check through the first 4 1/3 innings, but Aaron Barclay’s one-out double in the bottom of the fifth triggered the tying rally. Tyler Clubine’s
double drove in Barclay, and Ashmore singled to cut the deficit to one. Emporia’s center fielder misplayed Ashmore’s single, moving him to third. Mason Coons followed
with an RBI single to tie the score. Neither team scored in the sixth, sending the game into See INDIANS | Page B4
Mo. driver takes Late Model trophy By SCOTT L. STEWART
Noah Schowengerdt of Johnson Law Office, center, throws to teammate Shawn McLaughlin Friday in a boys T-Ball League game against A&W Restaurant. Running toward first base is A&W’s Ryan West. Headed toward second is Breakin Jones.
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At left, A&W’s Faith Warden throws to first base in a T-Ball League game Friday. In the background is Isabell Berntsen. Above, Tholen’s Heating and Cooling batter Makayla Dunne swings.
Friday’s results Pixie League A&W Restaurant 6, Sonic DriveIn 5. Hits for A&W: Vi Helm, s; Briane Ruppert, s; Caiden Cloud, 3 s; Aysha Houk, 4 s; Corrin Helm, 4 s; Miah Shelby, 4 s; Jayden Lampe, s, Kenleigh Westhoff, s. Hits for Sonic: Liliana Blaufuss, s, 2 d; Tay Hammond, 2 s, d; Jenna Morrison, 3 s; Dallyn McGraw, 4 s; Cali Riley, 2 s; Jillian Trester, d; Kadin Smith, 2 s. Bitty Ball League Allen County Chiropractic 11, Brigg’s Welding 9. Hits for Allen Co. Chiropractic: Eli Adams, s, 2 HR; Logan jBrakel, 2 s; Mac Leonard, 3 s; Malachi Trester, s; Wyatt Williamson, s; Ben Kerr, 3 s; Jarred Powe, 2 s; Charles Rogers, 2 s, d; Jeremy Adair, 2 s. Hits for Brigg’s: Jordan White, s; Keynan Stahl, d; Brennen Nuessen, s; Ashton Hesse, s; Aden Cole, s; Logan Yocham, 2 s; Kendall Glaze, 2 s; Everett Glaze, s; Ben Goudy, 2 s; Bryce Walden, 2 s; Alex Smail, s. A&W Restaurant 9, Sonic Drive-In 7. Hits for A&W: Zander Diuckerson, 2 s; Ryun Cole, s; Bradyn Jones, s; Korbyn Fountain, 2 s; Isaac McCullough, t; Alejandro Vargas-Garcia, 2 s; Kaster Trabuc, s; Kolton Greathouse, s; Alijah Christy, s; Prestyn Jenkins, s. Hits for Sonic: Drake Weir, s; Trevor Church, 2 s; Ethan Godderz, 2 d; Rogan Weir, 2 s; Cameron Flynn, 2 s; Grady Dougherty, 2 s; Easton Hitchcock, 2 s.
HUMBOLDT — Friday night skies over Humboldt Speedway may have been cloudless, but thunder and lightning were ever present as the MLRA Late Models made their annual visit, bringing a field of 29 cars and a truckload of excitement. Billings, Mo., driver Jessie Stovall had been pursuing his first series feature win at tracks throughout the Midwest. He found the right mixture at Humboldt, leading wire to wire to hold back the top guns of the MLRA tour, including runner-up Brad Looney, third-place finisher Tony Jackson Jr., Mark Dotson and Ryan Gustin (the reigning King of America in USMTS Modifieds.) Ryan McAninich brought home another win in the McCarthy Auto Group/USRA Modified feature. Justin Rexwinkle ran second. Third fell to Steven Bowers Jr., with Paden Phillips fourth and Grant Junghans fifth. For the second week in a row, Randy Zimmerman was the man to beat in Ray’s Metal Depot B-Mod action, this week coming from the fourth row to win. Second went to Jeremy Chambers, while Blake Davis was third. Dusty Campbell finished fourth, and Tyler Kidwell fifth. It took all he had, but Derrek Wilson held off Mike Churning to claim the Whitworth Construction Pure Stock feature. Donnie Devers came from deep in the field to finish third, Brandon Weide and Wayne Johnson rounded out the top five. See RACE | Page B4
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NCC joins insurance consortium TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) â€” Three Kansas community colleges have created an insurance consortium in response to higher insurance rates and new laws that allow weapons on campus. The Independence Community College board of trustees voted last week to join Coffeyville and Neosho community colleges in the consortium. The three community colleges are all insured by EMC Insurance Company, which told colleges last week that it was raising rates in response to a law that allows some guns on campus. The Topeka CapitalJournal reports the three colleges will buy a policy from Wright Speciality, which has a neutral stance on the new guns laws. Officials say the policy offers a modest savings in the first year but members believe the savings will grow as more education groups join the consortium.
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Arts advocates jilted TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) â€” Arts advocates have criticized a decision by the Kansas Commerce Department to roll over $400,000 in arts funds into the next two fiscal years. Henry Schwaller, chairman of the Kansas Citizens for the Arts, told the Lawrence Journal World that the decision means $400,000 designated for arts grants wonâ€™t be spent this fiscal year, which ends June 30. â€œThis underhanded tactic ignores the fact that many arts organizations wasted time, effort and work to put together grant applications that they thought would be funded by June 30th,â€? Schwaller said. â€œThis has just pulled the rug out from underneath them.â€? Secretary of Commerce Pat George, however, said in a letter to the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, that rolling over â€œun-
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The argument is the latest in ongoing fighting between arts advocates and Gov. Sam Brownback, who in 2011 abolished the Kansas Arts Commission and vetoed its funding, costing Kansas about $1.3 million in federal and regional matching funds. After a public outcry, the state established the Kansas Creative Arts Commission last year and placed it under the Commerce Department.
Bike lanes for KC City OKs 12 miles in downtown area KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) â€” Bicycle riders in Kansas City will have an easier time navigating downtown streets and connecting to the cityâ€™s east side as well as communities to the west beginning next year. A plan to stripe nearly 12 miles of bike lanes in the heart of downtown was approved last week by the City Council. Cycling enthusiasts welcomed the news, especially given the cityâ€™s slow pace of implementing Bike KC adopted in 2002. That program envisioned a 600-mile system of bike routes, but signs designating the first 175 miles of routes only began going up this spring, The Kansas City Star reported. â€œItâ€™s been the most amazing kind of struggle to get this implemented,â€? said Brent Hugh, head of the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation. â€œYou hate to be critical now that, after all of these years of trouble and travail, weâ€™re finally doing it.â€? The upcoming project is intended to provide safer riding through downtown and connect to the Jazz District to the east as well as the West
Side and West Bottoms. The project also will complete some unfinished links to downtown Kansas City, Kan., and a popular bicycle commuting route to Johnson County, Kan. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kan., is striping bike lanes all the way to the Johnson County border this year and next. Federal funds will cover 80 percent of Kansas City, Mo.â€™s $905,000 project, which will involve a combination of designated bike lanes and â€œsharrowsâ€? â€” regular traffic lanes with stickfigure outlines of bicycles painted on the pavement signaling equal rights for motorists and cyclists. The sharrows are used on streets too narrow for a separate bike lane. The new lanes are also expected to benefit Kansas Cityâ€™s year-old â€œBcycleâ€? bike sharing program, underwritten by Blue Cross Blue Shield and other corporate donors. â€œWe brought the private money to the table (for bike sharing),â€? said Eric Rogers, executive director of Bike Walk KC, the nonprofit that runs B-cycle. â€œThe city committed to building the bike lanes to connect the bike share stations.â€?
Wichita turns on the spigot WICHITA, Kan. (AP) â€” Wichitaâ€™s fountains are starting to dance again after being shut off most of the spring because of drought and concerns about the cityâ€™s dwindling water supply. Five interactive fountains that are a favorite of children were turned on Wednesday, while the city started turning on 12 other decorative fountains a day later. All should be flowing by the Fourth of July, city spokesman Chase Fosse told The Wichita Eagle. The WaterWalk Waltzing Waters attraction â€”
featuring 150-foot-high streams of water synchronized to lights and music â€” made its debut last weekend, surviving a proposal considered last month by city officials to idle the $3.5 million fountain system for the year. City leaders are working to conserve water after being told Cheney Reservoir, which provides 60 percent of the cityâ€™s water, could dry up by mid-2015 if the drought persists. That could leave the city without enough water to meet demand.
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C. diff can be expensive to treat Dear Dr. Roach: I was hospitalized this year with ulcerative colitis. While there, I was tested three times for C. diff, and all tests were negative. About a week or so later, my doctor suggested that I be tested again and the result was positive. I have been treated twice with Flagyl. To my dismay, I tested positive again last week, and was prescribed 500 mg vancomycin every six hours. This medication is very expensive, and my copay was $1,400 for the course of pills. I am 62 and on a fixed income. Do you think this will kick the C. diff out of my system? It is thought that it was con-
tracted during my hospital stay. Please give me some insight on C. diff and what can be done to get rid of it. — D.M.K. Answer: Clostridium difficile (“C. diff ”) infec-
Dr. Keith Roach To Your Good Health tion is caused when normal colonic bacteria is overtaken by this abnormal one, whose name underscores how difficult it is to get rid of. It is most common after a hospital stay or after a course of antibiotics. Having inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative
colitis is particularly bad, since the infection can exacerbate the disease. The first step in treatment is stopping the antibiotic causing it, if there is one. Flagyl (metronidazole) is considered first-line treatment, largely because of the high cost of oral vancomycin. About half of people will get a recurrence, but if the symptoms are mild, then it may not be necessary to give further antibiotics. If there are no symptoms after treatment, it isn’t necessary to do another test. However, if the symptoms are more than mild, another trial of metronidazole is appropriate.
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Unfortunately, if it recurs again, oral vancomycin is the right treatment, despite its expense. A medical system where a person has to pay out cash for an infection acquired in the hospital seems ridiculous to me. There are two other options worth discussing. Adding in more healthy bacteria, such as lactobacillus, has shown some promise. And as yucky as it sounds, fecal transplant has been an effective treatment for some people with recurrent or resistant infection, and it may be particularly helpful in someone with an inflammatory bowel disease such as ulcerative colitis.
Lying for sport a relationship deal-breaker Dear Carolyn: I have been getting more involved with a friend of mine. We have a complicated history of dancing around possible romantic interest, which we have finally decided to act on. However, I’m beginning to question his character. He told me he was a smoker, and when I interjected my surprise because I have never smelled smoke on him, he explained in great detail all the ways he goes about hiding it. I accepted this and moved on. Then, later in the evening, he laughed and said he would never smoke a cigarette! Well, after much pulling of information from him, he told me he had been “just kidding” about smoking a pack a day. But the scary part was that, at one point of this “joke,” I honestly couldn’t tell which was the truth. Looking back, he does this kind of thing all the time, so sometimes it is hard for me to tell if he is telling the truth. I am always honest with him, but shouldn’t this be a two-way street? Is this a sign that this relationship is one to exit gracefully? — Liar Liar Pants on Fire You just can’t take a joke, can you? Fortunately, you can tell him where to stuff it. This isn’t about lying, since he eventually does share the truth (though clearly he can lie, expertly). This is about his using your simple expectation of honesty against you for cheap yuks, and, more important, amusing himself with your ig-
norance for hours. What occurs during those hours isn’t a joke or a relationship — it’s a power trip.
Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax
That’s its own exitgracefully sign. When you do exit, ex-
pect him to try the can’ttake-a-joke tack, but don’t buy it. The whole point of a relationship is to have a safe place to be yourself, and, for this guy, your natural vulnerability isn’t enough; he manipulates you into a state of artificial vulnerability to him. Respect is another two-way street, and cruelty doesn’t even belong on the map. It’s especially important to recognize his tactics for what they are if
your “complicated history” has anything to do with losing your willpower when you’re around him. Call him a liar, and he’ll rightly want to convince you of his innocence. If instead you say your idea of a joke is very different from his, and this difference has bothered you enough to be a deal-breaker for you, then you’re in the realm of your opinion, which isn’t his to dispute. Hang tough.
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Royals rally to stave off Chicago sweep John Sleezer/ Kansas City Star/MCT
Kansas City shortstop Alcides Escobar can’t reach the ball as Chicago White Sox’s Jordan Danks (20) steals second in the seventh inning Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals followed up an improbable comeback with an even more unlikely win. Their rally against the White Sox on Sunday began in the fifth inning, when substitute catcher George Kottaras and light-hitting outfielder Jarrod Dyson cracked the first back-to-back homers for the offensively challenged Royals all season. The win happened after the White Sox had pulled back ahead, and included a couple timely hits against their ace reliever and a pair of er-
rors that resulted in a three-run eighth inning. The result was a 7-6 victory that allowed the Royals to avoid a threegame sweep. The White Sox had pulled ahead on a tworun double by Gordon Beckham in the seventh inning, and then brought in Jesse Crain for the eighth. He hadn’t allowed a run in 29 straight innings, but gave up consecutive singles to Mike Moustakas and Lough to start the inning. Crain (2-2) committed the first error when he couldn’t field a sacrifice bunt by Elliot Johnson,
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extra innings. Ashmore singled with one out, and advanced to third on Latta’s followup double. Coons walked to load the bases for Weir’s walk-off. Ashmore went 3-for-4, while Coons and Jarred Latta singled twice. Clubine, Trent Latta and Barclay had doubles. Weir had a single. Emporia 8, Iola 7
Saturday’s opener was packed with momentum swings. Iola scored in every inning but the sixth, while Emporia scored two runs each in the first, third, fifth and sixth innings. The Indians scored three in the fifth and one in the fifth to take a 7-4 lead. But Emporia cut the deficit to 7-6 by the end of the fifth, and tacked on the final two runs in the sixth for the win. (The tournament games were six-inning contests). Nathan Whitcomb got the start, surrendering nine hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Ashmore was tagged with the loss, allowing two hits in one-third of an inning. Ashmore scored the Indians’ first run. He led off the game with a double and came around to score on Jarred Latta’s single. Braden Larson singled with two outs in the second. He advanced to third on an error and scored on Ashmore’s base hit, but Eric Hef-
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fern was gunned down at home plate to end the inning with no further damage. Trent Latta’s lead-off walk in the third led to Jarred Latta’s sac fly for Iola’s third run. Drew Faulhaber doubled to lead off the fifth. Whitcomb followed with a single, pushing him to third. Larson’s RBI double scored Faulhaber. Ashmore singled to drive in Whitcomb, and Coons drew a bases-loaded walk to score Larson, putting the Mustangs in front by three. Iola 20, Garnett 0
The Indians didn’t let the effects of its opening loss do much to spoil their fun in Saturday’s second game, pouring in 20 runs on only eight hits. Iola pushed across five in the first, one in the second and two in the third before exploding for 12 in the fourth. Every Iola player had a run or RBI. The five first-inning runs were aided by walks and a costly error. Jarred Latta’s RBI single was the only hit of the frame. Clubine drove in a run with a walk, while Faulhaber drove in another on a sacrifice fly. Two others scored on the error. A walk, wild pitch,
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error and passed ball allowed Ashmore to score in the second, putting the Indians up 6-0. Walks to Clubine and Faulhaber led to Larson’s tworun double in the third. That’s when the offense really started clicking. Singles by Ashmore and Weir were sprinkled in with five other walks, scoring four, before Larson came to the plate with the bases loaded and two outs. Larson worked a full count before his blast pushed Iola on top 16-0. Three more walks in a row loaded the bases for Coons to score two with a double. Weir and Barclay followed with RBI singles. Larson wound up with a double, home run and six RBIs. Coons had a double. Weir singled twice. Ashmore, Jarred Latta and Barclay followed with singles. Iola 7, Burlington 6
Iola led 3-1 after two innings to open Sunday’s play before Burlington erupted for four in the top of the third to lead 5-3. The Indians scored one in the third and took the lead for good in the fourth when Coons walked, moved to second on a passed ball and scored on Weir’s RBI single to tie the score at 5-5.
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After a hardfought Factory Stock feature, Tyler James took Friday night’s checkered flag, despite the best efforts of secondplace finisher David Matlock and Jeremy Wilson, who placed third. Clint Drake was fourth, Matt Rowe was fifth. Mid-season champions will be crowned this Friday. Travis Marvin and his band will perform live after the races.
A walk to Jarred Latta led to Larson’s RBI single. Faulhaber followed with a single two batters later to score Larson. Trent Latta singled in the first and scored on a passed ball to put the Indians up 1-0. Burlington tied the score at 1-1 when Barclay and Faulhaber led off the second with walks. A balk forced Barclay home; Faulhaber scored on a passed ball. Jarred Latta doubled to lead off the third after Burlington took a two-run lead. He moved to third on a passed ball and scored on an error by the Burlington catcher. Clubine picked up the win in relief, surrendering one hit and one walk in two innings with one strikeout. Faulhaber started, giving up four hits and three walks in three innings. He struck out three. Weir went 2-for-4, while Jarred Latta had a double. Delivering singles were Trent Latta and Larson. THE INDIANS return home for doubleheaders Tuesday against Louisburg and Thursday against Garnett. Both twinbills start at 6 p.m. at the Allen Community College baseball diamond.
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