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At the conclusion of two hours of comment Monday evening, Iola council members voted to rezone 3.8 acres at 1002 N. Kentucky to permit construction of a senior assisted living complex. Councilman Jon Wells noted the area had been “vacant for years,” and questioned whether that was better for Iola. “I’m not seeing problems that can’t be addressed,” Wells said, in changing the zoning from R1 (single family) to R3 (multiple family). Problems brought up, often repeatedly, by opponents were that the complex would adversely affect property values of neighboring homes; lighting and traffic into the complex would be a disruption; rain water runoff would flood
neighboring properties, and traffic on Kentucky, already heavy for a residential street, would increase. Mainly, those objecting — 74 people signed a petition to oppose the rezoning — said they thought the complex would change forever their quiet and pristine neighborhood. Councilman Gene Myrick questioned whether rezoning would be a negative. “We can’t keep turning people away,” he said. “Eventually the word is going to get out, ‘Don’t come to Iola.’ I feel this is a way to grow Iola.” Councilman Don Becker didn’t agree, and his was the lone vote against rezoning. “I don’t think we’ve done anything to run business out of town,” Becker said. “I think planning commission members studied the issue,” and See REZONING | Page A6
Scott Holder, with Neighborhood Senior Living, addresses the Iola City Council Monday night, in regard to plans for a new assisted living facility on North Kentucky Street.
EMS merger stalled by the numbers
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Crows beware — the U.S. military is standing guard at a garden on North Kentucky Street. Richard Klingensmith, a former city employee with the Iola Parks Department, stands next to a scarecrow he has donned with fatigues and hat, which his son, Darin, wore in Kuwait serving with the U.S. Air Force. “I did it to honor the soldiers,” Klingensmith said.
The proposed EMS merger contract is still on the table, but some questions “in the numbers” have halted any sort of decision from the Iola City Council. The council amassed a list of questions — generated from the council, Allen County EMS and the Iola Fire Department — that will be brought to Allen County Commissioners for clarification. “We have some sticking points,” Council member Jon Wells said. “But, the county had to move mountains for this and I thank them for that.” The first problem dealt with the amount of revenue the city will receive in total. Through the contract, the county will retain the billing services for EMS and provide $750,000 — a fixed amount — to the city for the services. In a meeting prior to Monday’s council meeting, City Administrator Carl Slaugh said the $750,000 is borderline from the start in terms See EMS | Page A3
BOE to move Crossroads A public hearing concerning the relocation of Crossroads Learning Center from Gas to Iola met with no opposition Monday night. The hearing took place before the regular USD 257 board of education meeting. Jack Koehn, the new superintendent of schools, said the move to Iola would cut food service, utility, maintenance and transportation costs. “Moving it a block and a half away from the high school gives us flexibility,” Koehn said. Tim Siebel, Crossroads director, was present during the hearing. Koehn said they plan to have the new location ready by the time school starts in August. Crossroads will be in the building that formerly housed district administration offices at 408 N. Cottonwood. Scott Stanley updated
board members on the progress of the new board office located at 305 N. Washington Ave. Stanley said they are making renovations and are waiting on carpet for the new location.
presentation. Koehn suggested the board consider a 1.5 mill increase. The board will discuss the budget at the budget hearing on Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Other items included the
Moving it (the school) a block and a half away from the high school gives us flexibility. — Jack Koehn, USD 257 superintendent
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“We will start moving on Thursday and Friday,” Stanley said. “Next week we will start at the old board office.” THE BOARD also accepted a Cox Communications grant for $1,000. Brett Linn, technology director, applied for the grant to help fund laptops for students at all the elementary schools. Koehn broke down the 2013-14 budget for the board members during a
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approval of contracts between the teachers and the board. The board accepted the resignation of Amy Carson, a secretary at Crossroads. It rehired retirees, Lyle Kern and Joe Shrum. They will start work on Sept. 1. It hired Crystal Wood as a para, Chi Wiggins as secretary transportation, Gregory McCullough as a custodian and Alena Melugin as a cook. The next board meeting will be on Aug. 12.
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The Iola City Council honored Bob Johnson, left, Monday night for his 50 years of service to the community through his work at The Iola Register. Mayor Joel Wicoff, right, proclaimed July 29, 2013, which coincides with Johnson’s 70th birthday, as “Bob Johnson Day” in Iola. Johnson started work at The Register on July 6, 1964. 75 Cents
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Obituaries Pearl Wells
Pearl B. Wells, 94, Colony, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola. Pearl was born March 6, 1919, on the family farm southeast of Aliceville in Anderson County, the daughter of Walter L. and R. Maude (Pickering) Henkle. She grew up in the Aliceville and Westphalia area and went to Westphalia High School. On Sept. 8, 1937, Pearl married Ferris R. Wells in Yates Center. They Pearl Wells made their home in Twin Falls, Idaho for eight years before moving to a farm southeast of Colony. They moved to Colony in 1957. Pearl worked as a cook for the Colony school for seven years and also cooked for area residents. She and her husband helped take care of the Colony Cemetery from 1968 until 1982. Ferris preceded her in death on Nov. 25, 2003. She was a member of the Northcott Church. Survivors are her son Calvin R. Wells and wife, Carol, Cape Girardeau, Mo.; daughter Sharon Smith, Colony; two brothers, Oliver Henkle, Iola, and Don Henkle, Wichita; three grandchildren, Kimberly Schott and husband, Michael, Lori Bowen, and Brian R. Wells and wife, Kathryn; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Wayne Henkle, son-in-law Wayne Smith, grandson-in-law Dallas Bowen, sister-in-law Margarette Henkle, great-grandson Christian Schott and great-great granddaughter Ginnie Bertoncino. Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, at Colony Community Church. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, at the Colony Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Northcott Church or Colony Library. Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
Ronald Dean “Ronnie” Gordon, 74, Chanute, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and his special pet “Walker” on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in Chanute. Ronnie was born on Nov. 8, 1938, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of E.J. and Faye (McCauley) Gordon. Ronnie lived in Rose Hill helping his dad on the family’s dairy farm until the age of nine. The family then moved to Yates Center where they made their home. In the early 1960s the family began the building of Blackjack Cattle Company just north of Yates Center. Ronnie attended schools in Yates Center and graduated Ronald Gordon from Yates Center High School. Working at Blackjack Cattle Company kept Ronnie busy, after high school he continued to operate the cattle company. Ronnie was blessed with five children: Kim, Carol, Craig, Dina and David. Later on Aug. 1, 1979, Ronnie met and married Marsha (Moskoy), the couple was blessed with nearly 34 years of marriage. During Ronald’s life he was involved in the Yates Center community serving as president on the school board, and the Woodson County Sheriff ’s Reserve Department and Civil Defense Unit. He and Marsha resided in Chanute for a good part of their lives and he was a member of the American Legion Post No. 170 as well as First United Methodist Church in Chanute. Ronnie also served 11 years in the National Guard. Ronald Dean Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Kim (Gordon) Powers and Carol (Gordon) Benson and one granddaughter, Grace Gordon. He is survived by his loving wife Marsha (Moskoy) Gordon, Chanute; his children, Craig Gordon and wife Kathy, Olathe, Dina (Gordon) Morrison and husband Steve, Yates Center, David Gordon and wife Dana, Shawnee, and stepdaughter Dawn Ramey and husband Brad, Goddard. Ronnie is also survived by 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, as well as three more great-grandchildren on the way; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Ronald are planned for Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., at United Methodist Church in Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. No formal visitation is planned. Ronald will lie in state this afternoon prior to the service, at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. The family suggests memorials be made to the Neosho County Memorial Fund (Neosho County Hospital) or the “Friends For Life,” of Yates Center. The memorials may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.
Emma Lucille (Emma Lou) Schomaker, 90, Yates Center, died Sunday, July 21, 2013 at Deseret Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Yates Center. The daughter of Charles Wallace and Vesta Alice (Wheeler) Simmons, Emma Lou was born on Oct. 1, 1922 in Elk City. She grew up and attended Elk City Schools, graduating from Elk City High School in 1942. She was Emma Schomaker united in marriage to Louis Martin Schomaker on Aug. 4, 1943. They were married 47 1/2 years. Louis and Emma Lou had two sons. They lived in Gas before moving to Yates Center where they owned and operated the Western Auto Store and The Econ-O-Wash Laundry. Emma Lou was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Yates Center for more than 55 years. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting afghans and being with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Survivors include her sons, Louis Jerome (Jerry) Schomaker and wife Linda, Frankfort, and Ronald Eugene Schomaker and wife Carolyn, La Cygne; two sisters AnnaBelle Allison and Pauline Vestal; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends who sorrow in her passing. She was preceded in death by her parents, seven brothers and a granddaughter Laura Schomaker. Services in her memory will be on Wednesday with visitation beginning at 6 p.m., and the rosary by Father Miller will be at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Yates Center. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated with Father Miller in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in St. Martin’s Catholic Cemetery, Piqua. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be given to the church. Campbell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy M. Howard, 81, Iola, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2013, at Windsor Place Nursing Home after a brief illness with cancer. Dorothy was born in Coffeyville on Jan. 16, 1932, the daughter of Clarence and Loretta Carr. She graduated from Field Kindley High School in 1950. After high school she graduated from Parsons Junior College. She married Dwight Howard on Aug. 23, 1953. They were a few weeks away from celebrating their 60th anniversary. They were blessed with four daughters, Linda, Cathy, Janie and AnDorothy Howard nette. Because of her love of children in 1970 she started Tiny Tot Preschool. For the next 30 years more than 1,000 preschoolers benefited from her guidance. The love of youth also extended into her Christianity by being involved and directing Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. Because of this, the church honored her with its Christian Woman of the Year in 2009. After her retirement she still continued her love of teaching by mentoring the next generation of preschool educators at Kids’ Kingdom. Dwight and Dorothy’s love of education inspired their four daughters to choose education as a career. She was active in Sorosis, her birthday club, Beta Sigma Phi and her coffee group. She was an elder and deacon in church. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Jimmy; and two brother-in-laws, Kenneth Richardson and Vernon Howard. She is survived by her husband Dwight; a sister Barbara Richardson from Texas; her daughters Linda Lawson, Olathe, Cathy Morrell and husband Jack, Iola, Janie Watts and husband Robert, Nevada, Mo., Annette Vogel and husband Matt, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday, at First Presbyterian Church in Iola. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola. Memorials can be made to First Presbyterian Church. There will be no formal visitation but friends may sign the book and pay their respects from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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Iola High head football coach Doug Kerr will be the featured speaker at See, Hear Iola at 10 a.m. Friday at the New Community Building. During the meeting there will be updates from the Chamber of Commerce. Becky Robb, a fair board member, will talk about the upcoming fair. There will also be updates on real estate transactions and City Administrator Carl Slaugh will give information on the city. Treats and quizzes will be a feature.
Jewell installed as Elks district deputy RENO, Nev. — Iolan Mike Jewell put another feather in his Elks cap recently. Jewell was installed as district deputy to the Elks National President for lodges in southeast Kansas while attending the 149th Elks National Convention in Reno. The convention began July 14 and ended Thursday. Jewell will serve a one-year term. More than 6,300 members belong to 27 Elks lodges in Kansas. The Iola Elks lodge offers up a number of activities and programs for veterans, youth and the disadvantaged in the area. Nationally, the Elks give almost $350 million annually through cash gifts, in-kind donations and volunteer service, including $8.5 million in college scholarships, $8.8 million to youth programs and $6.5 million in community investment programs. Veterans’ activities were supported to the tune of over $40 million annually.
Professor to speak tonight “The Underground Railroad in Kansas Territory” will be presented at Iola Public Library tonight at 7 p.m. Dr. Timothy Westcott of Park University in Parkville, Mo. will be the presenter. Dr. Westcott is an associate professor of history at Park University. He earned his doctorate from the Union Institute in Dr. Westcott Cincinnati, Ohio. He currently serves on the President’s Council for the National World War I Museum and the Board of Directors for the Westport Historical Society. The program is the featured summer program of Friends of the Iola Public Library.
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Chamber of Commerce members heard updates on activities of the Biblesta committee, tourism, Humboldt Healthy Ecosystems, PRIDE and Dream Humboldt during their Thursday meeting. Musical entertainment for the annual Biblesta celebration is booked and restrooms for the Neosho River Park is Humboldt Healthy Ecosystems’ next project. Bethany Wolverton gave a presentation with the Chanute Tribune. Humboldt will be included in the Tribune’s upcoming guide to living in Neosho County. Approval was given to list six local attractions in the 2014 Kansas Travel Guide. Information on a tentative Chamber budget and meeting dates were made available to members. DAT
Concerts in the city square, donor recognition and a summer
newsletter were topics addressed during the Downtown Action Team meeting on Friday. Larry Tucker highlighted upcoming concerts. Mike Farran’s Gospel concert will be Aug. 3 in the city square. Landlords of houses or apartments can have 75 percent off the costs of improvements paid for by a CDBG grant for tenants with low to moderate income; however, grant applications should be turned into city hall by Aug. 5. Donors who have made or pledged matching funds for the downtown streetscape projects will be recognized during a conference which is being organized. Dance will feature Camp Hunter String Band
Saturday night residents of all ages will experience authentic era dances accom-
panied by the Camp Hunter String Band. It will feature local favorites, Bob Horn and the Oliphants, who will perform popular music from the 1860s. “We’re bringing back the dance by popular demand,” Eileen Robertson said. “Our next Civil War Days will not be until 2015, because it’s triennial, but the people just loved the Civil War dance, so we decided to have it.” Robert Thomas will guide participants through the steps of different types of reels and dances of the 1860s. “The band is not blue grass, but Civil War era music,” Robertson said. “They have scores for reels and everything.” The event is free and all ages are welcome. Civil War era attire is encouraged, but not mandatory, adding to the atmosphere of the evening. “We’ll have chairs for those who just want to watch,” she said. “And, we’ll serve refreshments.” The dance is at the Humboldt Elementary School multi-purpose room, 1100 Central, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Detective Valerie Almond investigates murders near the small English town of Scarborough in “The Other Child” by Charlotte Link. She learns the murders may be connected to the evacuation of children during the German Blitz in World War II. The second victim, Fiona Barnes, an elderly woman who was one of the evacuated children, had written letters speaking of a tragic story involving “the other child.” Finding out the story of this other child holds the key. This book is a huge bestseller in Link’s native Germany, where she is the most successful female crime writer. The book is her introduction to the American audience, and it will be interesting to see how she fares here. “A Certain Summer” by Patricia Beard is set in 1948, when folks are still adapting to the change the war brought to their lives. Helen Wadsworth lives in a small beach community, raising a teenage son alone after her husband Arthur went missing during the war. With no confirmation of his death, she still hasn’t moved
H EMS Continued from A1 of profit. The EMS services’ total run revenue was $690,025 in 2012. He said any increased revenue, which is expected, will create a funding reduction for the services. The second of what Slaugh called “major issues” pertained to staffing. The contract stipulates at least 33 full-time employees be on staff. Currently 37 employees exist between the IFD
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and Allen County EMS. For maximum savings to taxpayers, the staff would be reduced by four, or, Slaugh said, see a reduction in services. “I don’t think anyone will vote for that,” he said of the two options. In the end, the council members’ concerns centered on whether funds will match expenses. “I’m just concerned about the actual cost to the city and what that
would be,” council member Steve French said. SLAUGH SPENT time with employees from IFD and Allen County EMS, listening to their concerns regarding the merger. “I’ve had an earful, they’ve heard a lot of rumors,” Slaugh said. “Some have been valid, some have not.” County EMS employees currently operate on
a 48-hour shift, while the city operates on a 24-hour shift. Slaugh said if the services were to merge, a change would have to take place. Many county employees live out of county, and the 48-hour shift allows for the longer commute. “It would take a whole reworking,” Slaugh said. Also, the city has no female employees and facilities in the city are not equipped for them. He
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on three years after the war’s end. Living next door is Peter, a veteran wounded in both body and mind. Helping Peter out immensely is Max, the war dog who is now his companion. Frank, who was Arthur’s best friend, shows up and proves a helpful support to Helen. If a bit of history blended with a bit of romance is up your alley, “A Certain Summer” can fill the bill. Teddi Overman loves taking cast-offs, which other people regard as junk and turning them into beautiful treasures in “Looking for Me” by Beth Hoffman. After the unexpected death of her mother, she must confront painful memories. She pieces together family secrets and tries to find the brother who had disappeared many years ago. A 33-year veteran of the CIA, Jason Matthews, wrote the spy story “Red Sparrow,”
said there are no separations for showers or sleeping arrangements. The list goes on, but, as the council members stated, things are “down to the details.” “I think it’s a very good, well thought out proposal that will take some negotiation,” Slaugh said. There will be substantial changes to face either way in the event of a merger, he said, and both entities need to be prepared to make some tough decisions. “We’ve had two warring football teams,” he said. “Now we’re asking them to live in the same house.” “Even under the best
which is earning rave reviews. Set in contemporary Russia with Putin’s influence pervading all, the novel features Nate Nash, a young CIA agent. Tasked with handling a high-level Russian intelligence officer who is the CIA’s most important asset within Russia, Nate encounters Dominika. On her first assignment for Russian intelligence, Dominika sets out to seduce Nate and learn the identity of the mole. However, disappointed and humiliated by her handlers and disillusioned with her situation, Dominika is in turn recruited by Nate. Matthews’ CIA experience lends the story authenticity. Fans of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, will probably be interested in “Instant Mom,” which is in some senses a followup to that movie. Nia Vardalos, who wrote and starred in the movie based on her own experience, wrote this book to tell about her experience adopting a child. After 10 years of fertility treatments and trying to adopt, with only 14 hours’ notice Nia and her husband Ian find themselves the parents of a three-year old girl.
circumstances, I can see it being very difficult to change.” IN OTHER BUSINESS:
— The 2014 budget for the city of Iola was approved for a hearing on Aug. 12. The mill levy is proposed to raise from 37.791 to 38.463 and the general fund for the city will increase from $4,577,514 to $5,396,340. Council members also voted to increase the Iola Public Library’s mill levy, which will maintain its yearly funding at $211,777. — Council members approved a contract agreement with Southern Star Gas Pipeline for the transportation of natural gas.
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Due to miscommunication, it was reported in Monday’s Register that the 36-inch crude oil pipeline to be constructed by Enbridge from Flanagan, Ill., to Cushing,
Okla., would go “directly through Humboldt.” The pipeline will be about two miles east of Humboldt when it passes through Allen County, and will not go through any incorporated areas.
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Horatio Alger would have it tough in SEK a weak public transit system. Some programs are effective in breaking the circle of poverty. In Houston, for example, a program called Capital IDEA helps the unemployed further their educations. In addition to paying for retraining, the program helps students fast track through the red tape that often derails their plans. The format also provides a support group that meets weekly. EDUCATION and a solid family structure are common denominators for success, the study found. The two go hand-in-hand. In the United States, 41 percent of births occur outside of marriage — a terrible predictor for future success. This is up from 17 percent just three decades ago. Less than 10 percent of these births are to women with college degrees, while for women with high school degrees or less the figure is nearly 60 percent. Even for children of twoparent families, if they live in an area with large numbers of single-parent families, their odds of climbing the economic ladder are hindered. We do not live in a vacuum. How our neighbors live affects us, too. In southeast Kansas, our immediate battle is to ensure our schools are adequately funded. Currently, school districts in wealthy areas like Johnson County have been given permission to selffund certain programs, creating an unequal learning field between rich and poor districts. The richer districts will be able to hire better teachers and offer a wider variety of programs. It’s the responsibility of state legislators to ensure all Kansas children receive the best education possible. Current state funding is $574 million below the statutory amount for the current fiscal year and another $656.7 million for fiscal 2015. As a state, we can determine our personality by providing students the best education possible. For us in southeast Kansas, that’s our best chance of giving them a path to improve their lives. Let your legislators know of your priorities. Perhaps they’ve forgotten. — Susan Lynn
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Judging Rolling Stone by its cover Maybe the hysteria about Rolling Stone’s August issue is heat-wave induced. That’s the only charitable explanation for the stampede of critics who have been accusing Rolling Stone editors of trying to turn Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the man accused of the Boston Marathon bombing, into a rock star merely by putting him on the issue’s cover. (Never mind the word “monster” right there in big type.) The drumbeat became so feverish that Walgreens, CVS and a few other stores have refused to sell the magazine. The mayor of Boston hyperventilated that it “rewards a terrorist with celebrity treatment.” Stores have a right to refuse to sell products because, say, they are unhealthy, like cigarettes (which Walgreens and CVS, oops, both sell). Consumers have every right to avoid buying a magazine that offends them, like Guns &
The headline itself reads: “How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.” Ammo or Rolling Stone. But singling out one magazine issue for shunning is over the top, especially since the photo has already appeared in a lot of prominent places, including the front page of this newspaper, without an outcry. As any seasoned reader should know, magazine covers are not endorsements. Time magazine, for example, had quite a few covers featuring Adolf Hitler during the war years. Less than a month after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Time featured a lessthan-demonic photo of Osama bin Laden. Charles Manson appeared on Rolling Stone’s cover 40-some years ago for a
jailhouse interview that was as chilling as it was revealing. We could go on. Janet Reitman’s long article describes the way a boy portrayed by friends as “just a normal American kid” could go so wrong. And the headline on the cover, right there in very bold type, reads : “How a Popular, Promising Student Was Failed by His Family, Fell Into Radical Islam and Became a Monster.” One thing seems certain about the Tsarnaev cover. Thanks to the outcry on social media and the reactions of a few timid merchants, this issue should sell quite well. — The New York Times
Western Kansas harvest may be ‘worst ever’ “ I believe you don’t By JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau
Hundred-degree days coupled with 30-40 mile-per-hour winds and little moisture spells crop and pastureland failure for western Kansas. It’s like putting the corn and grass in a giant outdoor oven and turning a fan on. Forty-year-old Ben McClure, Stevens County says the extended drought that began during the summer of 2010 may be the worst drought ever in southwestern Kansas – and that includes the infamous droughts of the Dirty ‘30s and ‘50s. Although McClure didn’t experience those two droughts some veteran farmers and stockmen did. They’ve told him this drought may be the worst ever. He’s looking at three consecutive years of failed dry-land crops. His irrigation crop yields fell by as much as 30 percent in 2011. While the Stevens County farmer believes he’s fortunate to have the availability of flex accounts, he’s worried about using up his pumping allotment in two or three years and no more water to irrigate with if the drought continues. “It’s bad,” McClure says. “Since the drought started during the summer of 2010, we’ve received less than 17 inches of rain and no measurable snow.” Average rainfall for Stevens County is 17 inches annually. McClure’s land received no precipitation of any kind during a recent 13-month period. The hardest part of such a drought, McClure says, is putting effort into growing a crop and watching it die. His fam-
farm as a chosen career. It’s a career that chooses you.
— Ben McClure, Stevens County
Turns out the Horatio Alger story is more myth than fact — at least in parts of the United States today. A child born into poverty in Allen County has a 9 percent chance of rising out of the circumstances of his birth. Income mobility is more than just grit and determination, is the conclusion of an expansive study conducted by researchers at Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley. Where you live can determine your chances of how far up you can pull your proverbial bootstraps. Metropolitan areas with big pockets of poverty tend to trap their citizens. Block after block of blighted properties interrupted by the occasional strip mall don’t bode well for good schools, healthy retail areas or industries. Likewise, poor rural areas often lack the necessary resources to attract good-paying jobs or the services needed to help the underserved. Locations have “personalities,” the researchers said. If a town has strong and supportive neighborhoods, better than average schools, a middle class that is spread equally about town, and populations engaged with religious and community organizations, chances greatly improve for its children to lead successful lives. When lower-income families rub shoulders with middle-class families their children grow up wanting to be able to provide for their families as their better-off neighbors did. It’s not materialistic to want to provide a more healthy and productive lifestyle for your family. The cities of Seattle and Atlanta offered lessons in contrast. In Seattle, about 26 percent of its children were able to climb from the poorest fifth of the national income distribution to the top two-fifths, over a 20-year study from 1980 to 2000. Meanwhile, in Atlanta, only 13 percent could make the climb out of poverty. The reasons were that Seattle’s poor are evenly spread across the city, its public school system enjoys good support and its public transportation system is efficient. Atlanta, meanwhile, is beset with concentrated poverty, horrible traffic and
ily has farmed the Kansas soil for five generations. “I believe you don’t farm as a chosen career,” he says. “It’s a career that chooses you.” Watching the precious top soil blow during this three year drought is especially painful. At this point there’s little a farmer can do to stop erosion. “You can pull a shovel or a blade through the soil that’s bone dry a foot deep; all you’ll be doing is turning over dry dirt,” McClure says. “Because we haven’t really grown any crops for three years now, there’s little residue left to hold the soil in place either.” Last winter the Stevens County farmer watched the soil blow down to the hardpan (a layer of soil so compacted that neither plant roots nor water can penetrate). That’s gut-wrenching. It leaves a scar on a farmer and the land. McClure says the wind has blown crop residue drifts four and five feet deep on his family’s driveway. Last winter, corn stalks blew into his yard, drifting around his farm equipment like snow. Strong southerly winds have also uncovered fence rows he’s never seen before – probably relics from the ‘50s or even the ‘30s Dust Bowl days.
The livestock situation is dire in Stevens County as well. McClure pulled his cow herd off pastures early in 2011 and placed them in a dry lot in 2012. He’s reduced his cow herd by one-third. Many of his neighbors have sold their entire herds. “Some neighbors tell me they’ll buy cows again, but I wonder if they’ll be able to because they don’t want to go through another heartache of losing something they spent a lifetime building,” he says. McClure is trying everything he can to keep his cow herd. He’s grazing irrigation corners and grass he labels “wasted” just to put roughage in his cattle. “We flashed across the pastures for a week when a little shower moved through earlier this summer,” he says. “The pigweeds, kochia and thistles all came up but now we’re back to feeding hay.” To cope with the three-year drought, McClure has changed his cropping practices. He’s reduced corn acres and replaced some with wheat. He’s also shifted to 500 acres of cotton. Like other producers in the region, he’s looking to grow more drought and heat tolerant crops. He’ll plant mostly milo on his irrigated land next year instead of corn. “It’s been a tough few years,” McClure says. “I hope I can persevere and my kids can see me be successful. “At times I’ve been paid well for what I do,” the Stevens County farmer/stockman reflects. “Other times I’ve done it for free and at times I’ve paid dearly. But I love farming and I wouldn’t change it.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
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Keep your cool as days get hot
During an educational trip Jessica Sharp, back left, Khrystal Smith, Clara Wicoff and Delaney Umholtz met WDAF-TV Fox 4 news anchors Nick Vasos, Kim Byrnes and Michelle Bogowith.
Trip takes 4-H’ers to KC venues of Human Ecology for an educational trip in honor of placing first in the 2012 State Family and Consumer Science Judging contest. The 4-H’ers traveled to
Kansas City, Mo., Thursday to tour WDAF-TV Fox 4, the Kansas City Star, Cosentino’s Market, the National Geographic Real Pirates Exhibit and Garozzo’s
Italian Restaurant. The trip offered the youth with such experiences as watching a live newscast and watching as the Kansas City Star went to press.
Prairie Dell gathers for meeting The Prairie Dell 4-H club met on June 3. Khrystal Smith and Annika Hobbs led the club in singing “Happy Birthday” to Audrey Powe and Kalibre Smith. During the business portion of the meeting the Wilson family volunteered to provide the Salsa Basket for the 4-H Friends Picnic. Emily McKarnin and Clara Wicoff will make the banner for the club’s fair entry. The Ard and Wilson families will decorate the hay bale for
the club. For the program portion of the meeting Allyson Hobbs told members how to make cherry taffy and handed out samples. Emily McKarnin showed her completed pen and ink drawing of her horse and her encaustic painting of herself. The final talk was by Clara Wicoff who gave her Ag Intervention speech. For recreation Lane Roloff led the club in playing Red Light, Green Light.
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Emily McKarnin, above, shows her pen and ink drawing of her horse during the Prairie Dell 4-H meeting on June 3. Clara Wicoff, below, delivers her Ag Intervention speech during the same meeting.
sensitive to the effects of extreme heat and less likely to sense or respond to changes in temperature. High temperatures can cause various organs within the body not to function optimally, said Dr. Marie Bernard, deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Aging. Excess body heat can stress the heart and harm the brain. It might even lead to a coma. Hyperthermia can cause several heat-related illnesses, ranging from mild to serious. These include heat cramps, heat edema, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat cramps are the painful tightening of muscles in your stomach, arms or legs. If you have heat cramps, find a way to cool your body and be sure to drink plenty of fluids. Heat edema is a swelling in the ankles and feet when your get hot. Elevating the legs should help. Check with a health professional if the condition doesn’t improve quickly. Heat exhaustion is a warning that your body can no longer keep itself cool. You might feel dizzy, thirsty, weak, uncoordinated and nauseated. Your skin might feel cold and clammy, and you may have a rapid pulse. If this happens, drink plenty of fluids and rest in a cool place. Heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke. Heat stroke is a lifethreatening form of
Allen County 4-H members Jessica Sharp, Khrystal Smith, Delaney Umholtz and Clara Wicoff received a scholarship from Kansas State University College
It’s summertime and hot weather seems to be here to stay. The hot and humid days of summer can sometimes be dangerous. Too much heat can damage the brain and other organs. It is important to keep your cool when the days are hot. The body has its own natural cooling system. Sweating is the key to cooling when hot weather or exercise causes body temperature to climb. When sweat dries, it carries heat away from body surfaces and lowers body temperature. When sweating isn’t enough to cool you down, there is a risk for a heat-related illness called hyperthermia. Hyperthermia can happen to anyone. Older people, infants and young children, and people who are ill, obese or on certain medications are especially at risk. These people may be more
conditioning, go to places that are cool on hot and humid days. Try community centers, shopping malls, movie theaters, libraries or the homes of friends and family. Even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat. Those who must work in the heat should take precautions. Don’t wait until you feel thirsty to drink. By the time you feel thirsty, you may be well on the way to being dehydrated. The ability to sense thirst declines over the years, leaving older adults unable to rely on their thirst to prompt them to drink enough fluids. Water is recommended for the majority of the fluid replacement because it is readily absorbed. Cool water is preferred because it is absorbed more readily than warm, hot or ice water. Wear loose-fitting clothing and natural fibers, such as cotton, which can be cooler than synthetics. Lightcolored clothing will reflect, rather than absorb, the heat. Always wear a wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen when outdoors. For more information on health and wellness topics, contact Ann Ludlum at Southwind Extension District’s Fort Scott office at 620-223-3720 or email@example.com.
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H Rezoning Continued from A1 were correct in recommending the rezoning be denied. “I’d like to see the project but I don’t think this is the right place. The majority (directly) affected are against it.” Councilman Steve French said he thought the proposed project fit within the city’s comprehensive plan and saw “no evidence to support that it would depress property values.” If the council denied the rezoning, “I think it would be sending the message, loud and clear, that you don’t want to grow old in Iola.” French then made
ward and meet city codes. MUCH OF WHAT opponents said was similar to what planning commissioners heard Wednesday night, when they voted 4-2 to recommend the area not be rezoned. Shirley Catron was the first to speak, and asked those opposed to stand. About two-thirds of 45 in the audience did so. Sally Huskey said the area always had been dedicated to single family dwellings and “I think that’s what people want.” She questioned whether the buffer zone, be-
We’re at a critical juncture, do you follow the planning commission’s recommendation and the neighbors’, or take the side of an out-of-town developer?
the motion to rezone the property, which was seconded by Wells. Sandy Zornes, Myrick and Bob Shaughnessy joined in support of rezoning. Beverly Franklin abstained from voting. SCOTT HOLDER, vice president of construction for Neighborhood Senior Living, reviewed what would occur with rezoning. He said a 19,000-squarefoot building to house 26 suites would be built at the front of the property with an eight-suite memory unit, for people with dementia-type problems, behind. Both will be single story, with brick and masonry siding. “This has been a very successful concept for us,” in Kansas and several other states, said Holder, of the company based in Dallas. “It will benefit Iola and Allen County.” He said construction would cost $5 million and the projection was $1 million would go into the local economy each year for wages, groceries, utilities and other necessities. Rent for the main complex will range from $2,800 to $3,000, which will be residents’ only financial obligation other than telephone service. He said 20 to 22 fulltime equivalency jobs would be required, which might have as many as 32-33 employees, but “we pay benefits to every employee, including health care.” The project will be privately financed. The company will continue to pay property taxes on the land, about $500 a year, and will seek for the project to be included in Iola’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program, which would have taxes reimbursed at 95 percent for six years and then phased in at 20 percent a year over the next four, ending with 100 percent tax payments in the 11th year. Some people questioned whether the company could fill the suites. Holder said the company has a “very good marketing staff,” and was confident the residential suites would be filled from Iola’s trade area, which includes nearby counties. He didn’t see traffic as a problem, with employees arriving and leaving at different times of the day according to their shifts. Also, he said engineers would deal with water problems; lighting would be aimed down-
— Ken Hunt
tween the complex and neighbors, was sufficient, as well as the proposed ingress and egress to the site. Huskey also said the lighting would be a nuisance. Fadel Shaaban brought up concerns about water runoff, noting his yard — he lives to the west of the acreage — flooded as is. David Toland’s was the only voice in support. “I believe in this personally,” Toland said, agreeing that change is hard on people. He pointed out that Iola’s and Allen County’s populations had continued to decline and projects such as the senior living complex would help change the trend. Seven other sites were viewed before the company settled on 1002 N. Kentucky, he said, noting the others were rejected because they weren’t for sale or had environmental, utility or other problems. “It’s personally painful for me to take a position against my friends,” Toland said, “but we have to weigh the interests of the city as a whole.” Ken Hunt, who lives at the northwest corner of the property, made an impassioned plea for denial of rezoning. He proposed the application for rezoning was inappropriately filed — an issue apparently settled in executive session with City Attorney Robert Johnson — and that jobs mostly would be part-time and lowpaying. “We’re at a critical juncture,” Hunt said. “Do you follow the planning commission’s recommendation and the neighbors’, or take the side of an out-of-town developer?” Jerry Whitworth, who lives directly south of where the main complex will be built, said he had no doubts the company was a good one, “all first class,” and that the project likely would be good for Iola, “but not in this spot.” He also mentioned the 10-year tax abatement (through the Neighborhood Revitalization Program) as a negative, when he had paid taxes on his home and business for 45 years. “They want to benefit the city, but they don’t want to pay taxes,” he said. “That’s a red flag for me.” Dottie White asked what would occur if suites in the complex
languished empty, which brought Holder’s response that the company’s marketing division was very good at what it did. IN OTHER zoning matters, council members went along with planning commission decisions to issue a special use permit to USD 257 but not to vacate half a block of the alley between Cottonwood and Colborn streets south of Madison Avenue. USD 257 will refit administration offices at 408 N. Cottonwood for Crossroad alternative school students. French asked about its size, which Scott Stanley, district director of operations, said was adequate because instruction would be online. He said enrollment this fall would be 16, and that the building was more than adequate for that number. Carolyn and Val McLean, who own a rental home north of the alley, and Jim Smith, whose Cottonwood Gardens park is to the south, sought the alley’s vacation. Several neighbors were opposed, including Cindy Troxel, who has operated a daycare at 221 S. Cottonwood for 25 years. She feared the alley’s closure would increase traffic near her daycare and endanger children.
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Iola opens Shrine Bowl special for officals, too AA zone action tonight By RICHARD LUKEN
Iola’s American Legion baseball squad will begin AA Zone 3 Tourn a m e n t play tonight a g ai nst Garnett, which won its opening round game Monday evening over Burlington, 8-2. The Iola Post 15 Indians are the top seed and will play Garnett at 8 o’clock at the Allen Community College baseball diamond. Iola (34-3) played Garnett three times during the regular season, outscoring Garnett by a combined 36-1. In tonight’s first game at 6 o’clock, second seed For Scott will take on Burlington in an elimination round game. Fort Scott was upended by third seed Osawatomie, 7-2, in Monday’s other first round game. Osawatomie awaits the winner of tonight’s Iola-Garnett contest in the semifinals Wednesday evening. The winner of that game advances to the championship round. The loser falls into the loser’s bracket of the double elimination tournament. The zone champion advances to the AA American Legion State Tournament in Pratt, which begins July 31 in Pratt. Iola is the defending state champion. Admission for each night is $5 for adults, $3 for students and free of charge for those 6 and younger.
Roy Smith, a captain with the Allen County Sheriff ’s Department, will trade in his law enforcement uniform for another position of authority Saturday. Smith, entering his 28th year of officiating area football and basketball games, will be in Topeka Saturday for the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl, pitting high school football stars from across the state. The 40th annual Shrine Bowl will kick off at 7 p.m. at Washburn University’s Yager Stadium. Tickets and additional information are available at www.kansasshrinebowl.com, or by calling (800) 530-5524. “I’ve always enjoyed doing this,” Smith said. “It’s something I can do to help give back to the kids.” The officiating crew for the Shrine Bowl, like most of the other game organizers, work on a strictly voluntary basis. Smith gladly pays his own way to get to the game. “I try to talk to a couple of local kids who may have been able to use the Shriners’ services,” Smith said. “It’s a good time for everybody.” All Shrine Bowl events benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children, a health care system of 22 hospitals dedicated to improving the lives of youngsters by providing pediatric specialty care, innovative research and teaching programs for medical professionals. Children up to 18 are eligible for care and receive services in a family-centered environment, regardless of their ability to pay. See SMITH | Page B2
Roy Smith with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department is entering his 28th year as a high school football official. On Saturday, Smith will serve as a line judge for the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl in Topeka.
Big 12 chief: NCAA changes needed, now By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer
DALLAS (AP) — Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday there is “unanimity” among leaders from five power conferences that significant changes are needed now in the NCAA. “We all have a sense that transformative change is going to have to happen,” Bowlsby said at the start of the Big 12’s football media days. “This is not a time when trimming
around the edges is going to make very much difference.” Bowlsby and the commissioners of the SEC, Big Ten, Pac 12 and ACC met about six weeks ago to discuss issues, including an NCAA legislative system that makes it difficult to enact substantial changes or enforce the rules in place. There are also huge gaps in resources between schools in the same divisions. See BIG 12 | Page B2
Braun suspended John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/MCT
By RONALD BLUM AP Sports Writer
The Baltimore Orioles’ Manny Machado (13) is congratulated by J.J. Hardy (2), after Machado scored on a sacrifice fly by Chris Davis (19) in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium Monday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Braun stood on a spring training field and proclaimed he was innocent of using banned testosterone. “I would bet my life,” he said back then, “that this substance never entered my body at any point.” Seventeen months later, he accepted a 65-game suspension from baseball and admitted, “I am not perfect. I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions.” The 2011 National League MVP was suspended without pay for the rest of the season and the postseason Monday, the start of sanctions involving players reportedly tied to a Florida clinic accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Attention quickly turned
Baltimore pummels Davis, Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Wade Davis failed to get out of the third inning and is struggling to get wins. Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Wade Davis (4-9) took the loss, giving up four runs, two unearned, in 2 2-3 innings and seven hits and three walks before being replaced by Luis Mendoza. Manager Ned Yost was noncommittal on whether Davis’ rotation spot is in jeopardy. “I don’t think about stuff like that,” Davis said. Davis has lost his past four
starts with a 10.91 ERA in that span, giving up 21 runs and 24 hits and 12 walks. Davis, who was acquired in a trade last December with Tampa Bay, has only one win in 11 starts since a July 15 victory over the Los Angeles Angels. “Just inconsistent,” Davis said. “I’ve got to get deep in games.” Davis was aided by a Lorenzo Cain diving catch to rob Adam Jones of extra bases with the bases loaded to end the second. “It was a great catch, huge right there to keep us in the game,” Davis said. On the flip side, Mike Moustakas committed a fielding error in the first inning, ending the Royals’ streak at
11 games without an error, which matched a club record. Moustakas’ error on Manny Machado’s hopper led to two unearned runs. “It’s going to sting for a while,” Moustakas said. “I just missed it, no excuse for it. Wade made his pitch. It’s a 5-4-3 double play, routine as it gets and I just didn’t make the play. Wade has to throw an additional 20 pitches.” Five Royals pitchers combined to give up a season-high 18 hits, five for extra bases. While the Royals mustered just five singles and committed two errors. “Anything we could screw up, we screwed up tonight,” See BALTIMORE | Page B2
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SEC Commissioner Mike Slive, whose league has won the last seven national titles in football, delivered a similar message last week at his league’s media days. “It’s bad grammar but a good concept: If we always do what we’ve always done, we’ll always get what we’ve always got,” Bowlsby said. “That’s kind of where we are right now.” ACC Commissioner John Swofford also ad-
dressed the issue Monday, saying significant changes could be put in place when the NCAA has its annual convention in January. Bowlsby even indicated the possibility of a special convention. Before taking over as the Big 12 commissioner just more than a year ago, Bowlsby had been a long-time athletic director — serving at Stanford, Iowa and Northern Iowa. Bowlsby said his thoughts about
the NCAA are “driven by frustration more than anything else. And that’s been a frustration that’s grown over the last 15 years.” A real consideration could be a separate division for the top football-playing schools, for which Bowlsby said he is listening and learning about many different models. Therein lies what can become another difficult issue: determining who would be part of such a
division. “If you begin trying to put together homogeneous groups, somebody gets included, and somebody gets left out. ... Wherever you draw those lines, if they’re bright lines, you have controversy,” he said. “I’m pretty dyed in the wool of the NCAA, and I believe with all my heart that a solution inside the organization is the right one. Whether Division IV is the right one, the devil’s in the details.”
Among other possible changes Bowlsby suggested was to consider segregation by “size and scope” or maybe by sport. “There are about 75 schools that win 90 percent of the championships in the NCAA, and we have a whole bunch of others that don’t look much like the people in our league, but yet through rule variation they’re trying to compete with us,” Bowlsby said. Bowlsby said it has
become too easy for schools to get into Division I — and too easy to stay there. “There are programs that have $3 million budgets and programs that have $160 million budgets. How do you begin to try and do things that are good for one that are also good for the other?” he said. “I don’t know how you go about solving problems other than get like-minded people together and trying to come up with a solution.”
condition of anonymity because no statements were authorized, said 50 games of the penalty were connected to Biogenesis. The additional 15 games stemmed from Braun’s actions during the grievance that overturned his positive test from October 2011. The suspension will count as a first violation of the drug program, the person said. “I’m shocked, but people make mistakes every day,” Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia said. “He’ll serve his time but, hopefully, he’ll be able to continue his career.” Union head Michael Weiner said last week that arbitration hearings for players contesting suspensions likely would not start until September, which would delay any penalty until next season. But he also indicated the union would urge players to make a deal and get a suspension over with
if there was strong evidence of guilt. “I am deeply gratified to see Ryan taking this bold step,” Weiner said in a statement. “It vindicates the rights of all players under the joint drug program. It is good for the game that Ryan will return soon to continue his great work both on and off the field.” Braun’s acceptance of the suspension marks a 180-degree turnaround from his defiant spring training news conference in Phoenix last year, after his 50-game ban was overturned. “We won,” he said then, “because the truth is on my side. The truth is always relevant, and at the end of the day, the truth prevailed.” The 29-year-old Braun was hitting .298 with nine homers and 38 RBIs this year, slowed by a thumb injury that limited him to one game between June 9 and Friday.
H Braun who’s next? Will Alex Rodriguez or any of the other players tied in media reports to the Biogenesis of America clinic get disciplined and, if so, when? “I’m pretty sure Braunie won’t be the last,” Detroit All-Star outfielder Torii Hunter said. “It’s going to be for the next 100 years, somebody’s going to try to beat the system, and as long as they keep catching guys, the system works.” Braun, a five-time AllStar, accepted a penalty 15 games longer than the one he avoided last year when an arbitrator overturned his positive test for elevated testosterone
because the urine sample had been improperly handled. More than a dozen players were targeted by MLB following a report by Miami New Times in January revealing relationships between Biogenesis and major leaguers. When Yahoo Sports reported in February that Braun’s name was listed in Biogenesis’ record, Braun said his lawyer had retained clinic owner Anthony Bosch as a consultant. Braun issued a statement that said “I have nothing to hide.” MLB Commissioner Bud Selig announced Braun’s penalty, citing the outfielder for unspecified “violations” of
I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed. I am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love. — Ryan Braun
both baseball’s drug program and labor contract. Braun’s ban will cost him about $3 million of his $8.5 million salary. With the Brewers in last place in the NL Central, they aren’t likely to have any playoff games for him to miss. “I wish to apologize to anyone I may have disappointed,” Braun said. “I
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am glad to have this matter behind me once and for all, and I cannot wait to get back to the game I love.” Under the agreement reached by MLB and the players’ association the specifics of Braun’s admission were not made public. A person familiar with the deal, speaking on
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Yost said. “We’ve got to get this one out of our system and go get them tomorrow.” Davis, who leads the majors with 97 RBIs, drove in a pair of runs with a sixth-inning double and another with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Hardy homered, his 17th of the season, in the four-run sixth with Davis aboard. He picked up another RBI in the third when Davis scored on his ground out. The Orioles’ 18-hit attack matched their season high and included seven players with multi-hit games, including three each by rookie Henry Urrutia, Nick Markakis and Hardy. Nate McLouth reached base five times — two hits and three walks. Scott Feldman (2-1), who was acquired in a July 2 trade from the Chicago Cubs, was the
Sports Calendar American Legion AA ZONE TOURNAMENT At Allen Community College Today Fort Scott vs. Burlington, 6 p.m. Iola vs. Garnett, 8 p.m. Wednesday Losers bracket semifinal, 6 p.m. Osawatomie vs. IolaGarnett winner 8 p.m. Thursday Losers bracket final, 6 p.m. Championship, 8 p.m. Friday Second championship game (if necessary), 7 p.m.
Iola swim team Iola Seahorses Friday and Saturday, SEK League meet, Chanute
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Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) makes a leaping catch on a ball hit by the Baltimore Orioles’ Adam Jones for the third out of the second inning at Kauffman Stadium Monday. beneficiary of the offense, picking up the victory. Feldman limited the Royals to five singles
and two runs over eight innings. Rookie David Lough drove in one Kansas City run and scored the
other. His single in the fourth scored Salvador Perez. Lough scored in the third on Alcides Escobar’s sacrifice fly.
Temperatures for Saturday’s game are expected to be in the 80s, a far cry from Smith’s first ever Shrine Bowl game, a game in Manhattan in which the temperature at kickoff was 107.
Smith has handled the duties of each of the seven officiating crew positions through his career. He also will serve as a line judge on most Friday nights in the fall once the high school season opens.
SMITH WILL suit up as a line judge, who begins each play by looking for possible offsides, encroachment or other penalties along the line of scrimmage. Once the ball is snapped, his duties change, by watching receivers near the sideline, and to determine if passes are forward, lateral or if it is illegally thrown beyond the line of scrimmage.
AMONG THE high school all-stars participating in the Shrine Bowl are Crest High graduate Kyle Hammond, a four-year star with the Lancers in both football and basketball, Chanute’s Cody Howell, Spencer Bernhardt of Pittsburg and Justice Baird of Neodesha. All will be on the East squad, as will coach Criss Davis of Caney Valley.
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Cattle producers fight labels Say consumers don’t care where beef is from By ROB HOTAKAINEN McClatchy Washington Bureau
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WASHINGTON — After surviving years of drought and watching the size of the U.S. cattle herd fall to its lowest level in more than 60 years, Texas cattleman Bob McCan would just as soon steer clear of the U.S. government’s latest meat-labeling rules. For many U.S. consumers, it’s a popular idea: Label packages to let them know what country the meat comes from. But with his herd of roughly 4,000 including cattle from Mexico, McCan said there’s no good reason to segregate the animals when he sells them. All it would do, he said, is create hundreds of millions of dollars of extra handling costs that would get passed on, driving up the price at grocery stores. “We don’t want beef to become a luxury item,” said McCan, a fifth-generation rancher from Victoria, Texas. McCan, now the president-elect of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, is among a group of cattle producers and meat companies that has sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture for moving ahead in late May with new countryof-origin labeling rules. In a lawsuit filed July 8 in U.S. District Court in Washington, the groups claim the labels will hurt beef exports and are unconstitutional as “compelled speech” that doesn’t advance a government interest. Backers of the new rules, who say labeling can be done at a minimal cost, are braced for another battle with cattle producers.
ture Department, which last year got sued by labeling proponents who accused the government of dragging its feet on adopting new rules. And for consumer groups, labeling has become the issue that never goes away, even though it wins strong backing in polls. “I thought we were done with it, and all of a sudden it’s still going on,” said Chris Waldrop, director of the Food Policy Institute at the Consumer Federation of America. But he said industry groups have opposed country-of-origin labeling since it first appeared in Congress’ farm bill more than a decade ago. “They’ve been trying to delay it ever since,” Waldrop said. “This is just another effort to do that, but the public is not on their side on this. Consumers want more and more information about where their food comes from and how it’s grown, and not less.” He cited a poll released by the Consumer Federation in May, which found that 90 percent of Americans back mandatory labeling of meat products. McCan is not convinced. “They might say they care, but most of them really don’t care what country it comes from. Beef is beef,” he said. CANADA and Mexico filed complaints against the United States with the World Trade Organization after an expanded labeling law took effect in 2009, alleging that it constituted a barrier to trade. After reviewing the case, the WTO upheld the right of the United States to require labels but said their cost exceeded the benefit and that they were confusing to consumers. That prompted the USDA to issue its new
Consumers have the right to know where products are from. It’s not forced speech. It’s just consumer information, the same kind of information that’s on a label of a new car that says where an engine’s from. — Joel Joseph, Made in the USA Foundation
“They’re totally wrong — consumers have the right to know where products are from,” said Joel Joseph, chairman of the Los Angeles-based Made in the USA Foundation, a group that promotes labeling and products manufactured in the United States. “It’s not forced speech. It’s just consumer information, the same kind of information that’s on a label of a new car that says where an engine’s from.” He offered some advice for McCan: “If he doesn’t want to segregate his cattle, then he shouldn’t get cattle from Mexico.” McCan said labeling is a marketing issue that should be left to the private sector. “We’re not anti-labeling at all,” he said. “We just kind of feel like the government doesn’t really need to be in our marketing system. It doesn’t have to be dictated to us.” The issue has become tortuous for the Agricul-
rules this spring, satisfying a deadline set by the WTO. Under the new rules, the labels will provide more information, detailing what countries the animals were born in and where they were raised and slaughtered. Officials at the Agriculture Department and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the federal government is satisfied that the new rules are legal and com-
tion of animals. Cattle producers say the new rules will be particularly onerous for ranchers and meat companies in border states such as Texas, the nation’s top beef-exporting state. With his ranch just three hours from the Mexican border, McCan said he has long included cattle from Mexico in his business. “They’ve been tested and treated for everything under the sun before they come across the river, so they’re clean animals and their health is good,” he said. “And usually they’re just ready to go when we get them. There’s no safety concerns with those cattle coming in from Mexico. If anything, they’re even safer.” But Joseph, whose Made in the USA Foundation urged the USDA to pass the new rules, said labeling is both a health and safety issue for American consumers, who put more faith in U.S. products. “You’re getting a better product when you get American goods of any type,” he said. “And concerning food products, you’re getting a safer, cleaner product. Sanitation is better in the United States than it is in Mexico.” McCan worries that a prolonged labeling spat could sour trade relations with Canada and Mexico. And they’re the top two destinations for U.S. beef exports, which declined by 12 percent worldwide in 2012, compared with the year before, according to the
There’s no safety con“ cerns with those cattle
coming from Mexico. If anything, they’re even safer. — Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Association
” ply with the WTO’s concerns. But critics say the new rules did nothing to end the discrimination, which they say will continue the forced segrega-
U.S. Meat Export Federation. “The last thing we really need to be doing is creating some problems with them,” McCan said. “It’s gotten very political, unfortunately.”
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Inflammation of rib cartilage called Devil’s Grip DEAR DR. ROACH:
I was diagnosed with costochondritis about 33 years ago. Up until last year, I had had little pain with it. But this year, the pain is really bad. I am 78 years old. Does age matter? What, if anything, triggers the pain, and what can help my pain? Is heat or cold better? — D.B. ANSWER: Costochondritis (“costo” means “rib,” “chondro” is “cartilage” and “itis” means “inflammation”) is thus inflammation of the cartilage of the rib. This condition can be caused by a virus called Cox-
Dr. Keith Roach To Your Good Health sackie B virus, and has several other names including epidemic pleurodynia, Bornholm’s syndrome and, my favorite, Devil’s Grip, which gives a colorful understanding of how it can make your chest feel. The pain can last for weeks, and tends to hurt more with breathing. This syndrome of pain at the rib cartilage sometimes can have re-
currences, although 33 years later is longer than I have heard of. Since chest pain can have multiple causes, and sometimes we never figure out where it comes from, it’s possible that this is something else causing the same or similar symptoms. Chest pain in any 78-year-old, even chest pain that seems clearly to be coming from the ribs, should prompt at least a consideration of heart problems. See a cardiologist to rule them out. DEAR DR. ROACH:
Does the water in coffee and tea count as some
of the water a person is supposed to drink daily? People are often told to drink eight cups daily. — C.L. ANSWER: People often are told to drink eight cups of water daily, but there is nothing magic about that number. That amount that is optimal for health varies tremendously from person to person, based on an individual situation. An athlete exercising in the hot, dry sun may need much more than eight cups. Eight cups is too much for some people with kidney disease.
Public notices (First published in The Iola Register, July 23, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Jaime Lynn Glaze, et al. Defendants. Case No. 13CV26 Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 (First published in The Iola Register, July 23, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, successor by merger to Chase Home Finance LLC Plaintiff, vs. Kyle Sigel and Amanda Sigel, et al. Defendants. Case No. 08CV15 Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Allen County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Allen County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Iola, Allen County, Kansas, on August 14, 2013, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lots Four (4), Five (5), and Six (6), Block Seventy-Seven (77), Original Plat to the city of Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas., commonly known as 601 Mulberry Street, Humboldt, KS 66748 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit www.Southlaw. com Bryan J. Murphy, Sheriff Allen County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Kristen G. Stroehmann (KS # 10551) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (83632)
NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Allen County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Allen County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Iola, Allen County, Kansas, on August 14, 2013, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lot Ten (10), NORTHWEST(First published in The Iola Register, July 23, 2013) RESOLUTION NO. 20132014-1 RESOLUTION DESIGNATING MONTHLY BOARD MEETING BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 479, Anderson County, State of Kansas, in meeting this 15th of July, 2013,
ERN ADDITION to the City of Iola, Allen County, Kansas, commonly known as 1310 Nortwestern Street, Iola, KS 66749 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit www.Southlaw. com that the regular monthly meeting of this Board shall be on the second Monday of each month, which meeting shall commence at the hour of seven o’clock p.m. Should such regular monthly meeting date occur on a legal holiday or on a holiday specified by the Board, such regular meeting shall be held on the date following com-
Bryan J. Murphy, Sheriff Allen County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (156462) (7) 23, 30 (8) 6
mencing at the same hour. The Crest Board Office, Colony, Kansas, is designated as the regular meeting place of this Board and any regular meeting may be adjourned to another time and place or recessed to a later date. Todd R. Goodell, President Leanne Trabuc, Clerk (7) 23
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England gets a new prince — unnamed as yet LONDON (AP) — Prince William, Kate and their baby boy were spending their first full day as a family today inside a London hospital, thanking staff for their care but making wellwishers wait for a first glimpse of the royal heir. As celebratory lights, gun salutes and other tributes were unleashed in Britain and abroad, William thanked staff at St. Mary’s Hospital “for the tremendous care the three of us have received.” The couple’s Kensington Palace office said Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, had given birth to the 8 pound, 6 ounce baby boy at 4:24 p.m. Monday, triggering an impromptu party outside Buckingham Palace
A band of scarlet-clad guardsman at the palace delighted onlookers with a rendition of the song “Congratulations.” Other celebrations included gun salutes by royal artillery companies and the ringing of bells at London’s Westminster Abbey. Halfway around the world, royalist group Monarchy New Zealand said it had organized a national light show, with
this morning.” The new family was expected to remain in the hospital until tonight or Wednesday morning. In the meantime the infant’s appearance — and his name — remain a royal mystery. Well-wishers flocked to Buckingham Palace today, lining up outside the gates to take pictures of the golden easel on which the birth announcement was displayed. Stephen Lock/MCT
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