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Allen County Fair begins week of festivities


Dodges were front and center at the Neil Westervelt Memorial Iola Rotary Club Car Show Saturday in Riverside Park, to start the Allen County Fair. The 1974 Dodge Dart Swinger was rebuilt by Westervelt, while the 1937 Dodge pickup truck was Richard Sigg’s pride and joy. Below, Don White was the voice of the car show from early morning until its conclusion at mid-afternoon.

Photos by Bob Johnson/Steven Schwartz

Cars, fans flock to fair car show By BOB JOHNSON

Top, a queue of horses awaits a turn during the horse pull Sunday evening at the Allen County Fair. Above, Doug Gray, Miami, Okla., encourages his horses, Dick and Sonny, to pull the weighted sled to the finish line. In this round, the animals hauled 3,600 pounds 15 feet. Rex Ellis, Iola, won the competition, followed by Terry Ellis, Iola, in second, Pam Gray, Miami, Okla., in third and Doug Gray, Miami, Okla., in fourth.


Weather as pleasant as if it were scripted and as large a field of participants as the show ever has drawn made Saturday’s Neil Westervelt Memorial Iola Rotary Club Car Show an event to remember. All told 85 vehicles — cars, trucks and motorcycles — were registered by late morning. Westervelt, who was Rotary president of the just completed year, originated the show. He died earlier this year. His 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger and a 1937 Dodge pickup truck, refitted to show status by Richard Sigg, who also died earlier this year in a traffic accident, were parked at the north end of several rows of participating vehicles. A large crowd of spectators — its numbers never dwindled

— meandered through the upscale vehicles. Comments of amazement came often and owners were deluged with congratulations for the work they had done. Rotarian Judy Brigham and the club’s president, Karen Gilpin, thanked all who attended and lauded Westervelt and Sigg for the positive influences they had, both on the car show and the community. Raymond Sutterby, who was riding with Sigg when the fatal accident occurred and is recovering from injuries, paid tribute to Sigg. “Richard could rebuild a car, paint it, and then build a garage to house it,” Sutterby said, with each step being exacting and well done. BEST OF SHOW trophy went to Gene and Patty WeavSee CARS | Page A4


Common Core costs tested Peace talks resume LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas education officials believe the cost of testing students on the new Common Core standards will be less than national estimates but more than what the state has currently been paying. Kansas schools will start testing students on the Common Core reading and math standards in 2015. The standards were developed by a national consortium of states and other educational interests and adopted by Kansas in 2010. The state spends about $4.6 million annually to give the current battery of tests to

about 250,000 students a year. Kansas Department of Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker told the Lawrence Journal-World the cost of the Common Core-based tests will be below the national estimate of $11.2 million to $13.4 million because Kansas won’t use all the services offered by test developers. “We’re expecting it to be more than what we’re paying now because we’re asking the assessment to do more,” DeBacker said. Kansas has contracted with the Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation at the University of Kansas, and those tests have always been multiple-choice exams graded by machines. The new Vol. 115, No. 193

Common Core process asks states to use complex testing that includes more writing by students. “We’ve said for many years (the current test format) doesn’t tell us what students know and can do,” DeBacker said. “It’s just regurgitation of information. When you enhance a test or want to make it more relevant and informative, then you have to look at constructive responses. ... That’s going to cost more money.” The State Board of Education has yet to decide what test will be used in 2015. Critics of the Common Core who have urged the board to back out of using those stanSee COSTS | Page A4

By IAN DEITCH and KARIN LAUB Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli and Palestinian teams flew to Washington today to end five years of diplomatic stalemate and prepare for a new round of Mideast peace talks, though optimism was in short supply after two decades of failed attempts to reach a deal. The resumption of talks was made possible by a decision by Israel’s Cabinet on Sunday to free 104 long-held Palestinian prisoners in four stages, linked to progress in talks. The release was part of an agreement brokered early this month by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to bring 75 Cents

the sides back to the negotiating table. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been reluctant to negotiate with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fearing the hard-line Israeli leader will reject what the Palestinians consider minimal territorial demands. The Palestinians want a state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, territories Israel captured in 1967, but have accepted the principle of limited land swaps to allow Israel to annex some of the dozens of settlements it has built on war-won lands. Abbas had repeatedly said he will only go to talks if IsSee PEACE | Page A4

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Obituaries Richard Garner

Richard Loraine “Dick” Garner, 77, St. Louis, died Friday, July 5, 2013, at his home. He was born July 8, 1935, in Iola, to the late Vernon “Bus” Garner and Gladys Williams Garner. He was the fourth of five children. Richard grew up in Iola and was a student in the Iola School District until he graduated in 1953. He went on to attend Allen County Junior College for two years. Tak- Richard Garner ing a break from education, Richard served his country proudly in the U.S. Air Force from 1955 to 1959. After serving in the military he returned to what he was most passionate about, education. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree at Pittsburg State University in 1961. Richard went on to gain four master’s degrees, including a Master of Science from Pittsburg State University. While pursuing higher education, he became a teacher in the St. Louis School District. He taught students at Soldan and Vashon high schools. He also worked with Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Richard never missed an opportunity to teach both in and outside of the classroom. He traveled the world to South Africa, where he taught children in camps. He also made voyages to South America and Jerusalem. He strived to be better than better. His laugh could light up a room, and his excitement and enthusiasm were contagious. He is survived by his oldest brother Vernon “Red” Garner, oldest sister Phyllis Garner Bass and younger sister Janice Garner Lane. He was married twice. From those relationships he leaves three stepsons to cherish his memory, Gary, Carl and Dan; a host of nieces and nephews; his best buddy Don and a host of relatives and friends. Richard was preceded in death by his brother Ronnie Garner and parents, Vernon “Bus” Garner and Gladys William Garner. Cremation has taken place. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Highland Cemetery in Iola. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at, www.iolafuneral. com.

Paul Massey

Paul Eugene Massey, 75, Garnett, passed away on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Olathe Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, Garnett. The family will be present to greet friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Burial will be at 3:30 p.m. at Seltzer Cemetery, Wichita. Memorial contributions may be made to Paul Massey Outstanding Vocal Music Award Scholarship Fund.

Kansas briefs Lyon County cleans up spill in Cottonwood River

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — Lyon County authorities are investigating to determine the source of a substance that leaked into the Cottonwood River over the weekend. Authorities at first believed the substance discovered in the river Sunday afternoon was some type of oil but later determined it was a naturally-occurring substance that was not hazardous or toxic. Lyon County officials say the river water quality was not damaged. Hazardous waste teams from Emporia and Topeka, as well as several county, state and federal agencies, responded to the spill or were involved in testing the material. KVOE reports the exact material involved has not been determined. Of-

ficials also don’t know where it originated. The Emporia water department confirmed the water is safe for drinking and all uses.

Topeka man dies after being hit by train

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police say a 50-year-old deaf man died after he was struck and killed by a train. Topeka police Lt. Mike Cross says the man’s death Sunday evening in north Topeka is being investigated as an accident. The man had stayed at the Topeka Rescue Mission in the past and apparently was headed there when he was hit. Two other men who were with the man crawled under a train that was parked on the tracks. They made it across but the victim didn’t likely because he couldn’t hear the oncoming train.

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Radio, TV personality ‘Kidd’ Kraddick dies The Associated Press

David “Kidd” Kraddick, the high-octane radio and TV host of the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” show heard on dozens of U.S. radio stations, has died at a charity golf event near New Orleans, a publicist said. Kraddick was 53. The Texas-based radio and television personality, whose program is syndicated by YEA Networks, died at his Kidd’s ‘Kidd’ Kraddick Kids charity function in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna on Saturday, said publicist Ladd Biro in releasing a network statement. “He died doing what he loved,” said Biro, of the public relations firm Champion Management, speaking with AP by phone early Sunday. He said he had no further details on the death. Fans left flowers and condolences written on signs left outside his Dallas-area studio. “I don’t know why his death is affecting me like this. I never met Kidd in person, but I have ‘known’ him for 15 years or more. He has brought a smile to my face every morning,” Tasha Gillespie Sigler wrote Sunday on the Kidd’s Kids Facebook page. The “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” show is heard on more than 75 Top 40 and Hot AC radio stations and is a leader among most-listened-to contemporary morning programs, Biro said. The radio program also is transmitted globally on American Forces Radio Network while the show’s cast is also seen weeknights on the nationally syndicated TV show “Dish Nation,” he added. “All of us with YEA Networks and the “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” crew are heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend and leader,” the network statement said. “Kidd devoted his life to making people smile every morning, and for 21 years his foundation has been dedicated to bringing joy to thousands of chronically and terminally ill children.” “He died doing what he loved, and his final day was spent selflessly focused on those special children that meant the world to him,” it added. The Dallas Morning News reported Kraddick had been a staple in the Dallas market since 1984, starting in a late-night debut. The newspaper said he moved into morning show work by the early 1990s in that market and his show began to gain wider acclaim and entered into syndication by 2001 as he gained a following in cities nationwide. Kraddick would have turned 54 on Aug. 22, according to Biro. The network statement said the cause of death would be released “at the appropriate time.”

Relay for Life total just under $44,000 A total of $43,922 was raised this year through the American Cancer Society 2013 Relay for Life of Allen County, which occurred on April 4 but had an extended fundraising period. The windfall came from 132 participants, many of whom were part of 15 teams. Forty survivors also were registered. Individuals who raised $1,000 or more, recognized as Grand Club participants, were all four sisters on the Iola Sisters team — Ina Railsback, Edna Donovan, Joan Hess and Jean Parker — as well as Saundra Up-


shaw, Calvary United Methodist Church, Angie Luedke, Allen County Hospital, and Gwen Tefft and Deb Scheibmeir, on the Gates Corporation team. The 2014 Relay for Life will be June 6 at the Allen County Courthouse Square. A planning meeting for the 2014 Relay, for anyone who wants to participate, will be Sept. 10 at the Allen Community College student union. Also, in November and December dove ornaments will be placed for Love Lights a Tree at the courthouse bandstand in downtown Iola.



Iolan injured in crash

Anthony Duane Ellis, 28, Iola, was injured Friday in a one-car traffic accident on K-3 about five miles south of Uniontown. Ellis’ van was northbound when it went out of control on wet pavement, ran off the highway, rolled and came to rest on its top. He was taken to Mercy Hospital in Fort Scott.

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Allen County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Allen County courthouse.


Rotary Club, noon, The Greenery. TOPS No. KS 880 5 p.m. weigh in, 5:30 p.m. meeting, Calvary United Methodist Church.


Senior Citizens’ Card Club, 5:30 p.m., Iola Senior Citizens Center.


Iola Old-Time Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers, 1 p.m., North Community Building.

“Jazzin’ It Up At The Fair”

July 26 - August 3, 2013

Riverside Park - Iola, Kansas

— SCHEDULE OF EVENTS — Monday, July 29

C O M M U N ITY B U ILD IN G C LO S ED TO PU B LIC 8 A .M . - 3 P.M . LITTLE TH EA TER O PEN FO R O PEN C LA S S EN TR IES 8 a.m .-5 p.m . O pen class entries received 7:30-10 a.m . – 4-H entries received (Foods, Plant Science & Flow ers O N LY) 9 a.m .-2 p.m . C onsultation judging of 4-H entries by schedule listed in dept. 4:30 p.m .......Poultry Show 5 p.m ............Judging 4-H & O PEN C LA SS G arden, C rop, H orticulture, Flow ers 5:30-7 p.m ....Boy Scout Flag Retirem ent C ollection, Youth Skills Show case bldg. 5:30-7 p.m ....G irl Scout activities 5:30-8 p.m .. .K iw anis Train Ride, pick up near the Baby Barnyard 6 p.m ............Rabbit Show 6:30 p.m .......Steer Show follow ed by H eifer Show 6:30 p.m .......S H O D EO , rodeo arena 7:30 p.m .......TBA , free stage east of com m unity building

Tuesday, July 30

8 a.m ............Sw ine Show 9 a.m ............Judging of open class H om e Econom ics exhibits Judging of open class D om estic A rts and Fine A rts Judging of open class Photography 9:30 a.m .......Registration for Best D ressed Pet C ontest 10 a.m ..........Best D ressed Pet C ontest, north shelter house 1 p.m ............D airy C attle Show follow ed by D airy G oat Show 5-6 p.m .........Registration for Pedal Pull, east of com m unity building 5:30-8 p.m ....K iw anis Train Ride, pick up near the Baby Barnyard 6 p.m ............Baked Pie C ontest (peach only), prizes aw arded, Little Theater 6-7 p.m ........4-H & FFA public speaking Youth Skill Show case building 6-8:30 p.m ....Pedal Pull (Sponsored by A llen C ounty Farm Bureau) 6-9 p.m .........Program by K ansas D ept. of W ildlife & Parks, Baby Barnyard 6:30 p.m .......M eat G oat Show follow ed by Sheep Show 6:30 p.m .......FREE W aterm elon Feed, near show arena (Sponsored by PSI Insurance) 8:30 p.m .......D el Shields, free stage east of com m unity bldg.

Wednesday, July 31

9 a.m ............H orse Show 9 a.m .-4 p.m . – D aycares visit the Fair (Special activities for kids in Baby Barnyard, Iola Public Library w ill read every hour on the hour in the Youth Skill Show case building, Farm Bureau A g. at the Fair A ctivities in Youth Skill Show case building) 4 p.m ............4-H /C loverbud Bucket C alf Show 5 p.m ............Round Robin Show m anship Finals 5:30-7 p.m ....O rigam i D em onstration, Youth Skill Show case building 5:30-8 p.m ....K iw anis Train Ride, pick up near the Baby Barnyard 6 p.m ............4-H Talent N ight & 4-H Trophy Presentations, free stage 6-9 p.m .........Snakes & Lizards, presented by K D W P, Baby Barnyard 7 p.m ............R A N C H R O D EO , rodeo arena ($5 or 1 event ticket*) 7:30 p.m .......TBA , free stage east of com m unity bldg.

Thursday, August 1

8:30 a.m .......Register for 4-H Livestock Judging C ontest 9 a.m .-noon . .Livestock Judging C ontest, show arena. A ll non-sale livestock released follow ing Livestock Judging C ontest N oon ............4-H Barnyard O lym pics, show arena 1 p.m ............4-H Purple Ribbon pictures, Iola Register, show arena 1 p.m ............Livestock Exhibitor M eeting, show arena 6 p.m ............Livestock Buyers A ppreciation D inner 7 p.m ............4-H & FFA LIV ES TO C K PR EM IU M A U C TIO N , show arena

Friday, August 2

7:30-9 a.m ....C heck out open class exhibits 8-10 a.m .......C heck out 4-H exhibits 8 a.m ............Fair checks for open class m ay be picked up at fair office. A ll exhibits m ust be picked up by 9 a.m . or they becom e property of A llen C ounty Fair A ssociation. Livestock m ust be out of barns for clean up. 9 a.m ............4-H ’ers check in at show arena for clean up.

Saturday, August 3

7 p.m ............TR A C TO R PU LL, rodeo arena ($5 or 1 event tickets*)




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Monday, July 29, 2013

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Fair opportune time to thank area farmers In Saturday’s Register we reported on the beneficial effects Thursday night’s rain had on corn and soybeans, both in a critical stage of production development. Ears on corn plants are starting to fill and soybeans are blooming and soon will be setting pods. We’re blessed in Allen County with robust industries that have roles in Kansas, national and global markets. They are stable and several are growing. When the bottom line is measured, none has any greater impact on the economic health of this corner of the world than agriculture. Our farmers raise crops and livestock that put millions of dollars into the economy each year. They buy equipment — a

Wheat State and also is the top-producing grain sorghum state. Kansas ranks third among the 50 states in beef production; there are more than twice as many cattle in Kansas as people. Also, at 28.2 million acres, Kansas has the second-most cropland in the nation, and most as a percentage of land available. Technology isn’t lost on Kansas farmers. In 1940, each farmer raised enough to feed 19 other people, about an eighth as many as today. County Fair shifted to high gear today, and much of what it offers is directly connected to agriculture, in both 4-H and open class exhibits and its atmosphere in general. Fair board members THE ALLEN

Make a point to enjoy the unusually mild weather forecast for this week and take in as many events and activities as possible. You’ll have a whale of a time.

single combine represents an investment of a quarter of a million dollars or more — as well as seed and fertilizer. And income from crops harvested and livestock marketed cycles through many businesses, for household and personal purchases of all kinds. Consequently, it is a time to rejoice when rain comes at the right time and all other weather factors are conducive. Agriculture also is the economic engine for all of Kansas, and a good portion of what is produced finds its way elsewhere — natural enough since one farmer raises enough food to feed another 155 people. Statistics gleaned from Kansas Department of Agriculture archives tell the story. In 2010 Kansas farmers were responsible for more than $2.7 billion in exports, with grain and beef going to 102 different countries. Kansas lives up to its nickname of being the

have worked their tails off for weeks planning a stellar week of activities. All are passionate about putting on the best fair possible. Make a point to enjoy the unusually mild weather forecast for this week and take in as many events and activities as possible. You’ll have a whale of a time. Tell the 4-H kids you appreciate their efforts and understand that along the way they have added immensely to their knowledge. And when you see a farmer — they’re easy to pick out by the sun tan and manner in which they carry themselves — make a point to shake their hand and thank them for their dedication, perseverance during tough times and for making it possible for all of us to sit down to a good, well-rounded meal each day, with its contents costing a fraction of what they do in every other country. — Bob Johnson

Rep. Steve King’s rotten tomatoes WASHINGTON — Now the immigration debate is really getting juicy. Rep. Steve King, Iowa Republican, has always been a bit of a melon head, but he outdid himself in an interview that came to light this week in which he described “DREAMers” — people brought to this country illegally as children — as misshapen drug mules. “For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there that — they weigh 130 pounds and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert,” the honorable gentleman said. Cantaloupe calves? This was a rotten tomato tossed at Latinos, who were already suspicious of Republicans before the insult was added to the injury of House conservatives such as King blocking action on bipartisan immigration legislation. “Hateful,” said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio. “Inexcusable,” said Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va. King kept on throwing. “It’s not something that I’m making up,” he told Radio Iowa on Tuesday evening, hours after a Democrat who had discovered the recent interview with Newsmax read the offending comments aloud at a congressional hearing. “We have people that are mules, that are drug mules, that are hauling drugs across the border and you can tell by their physical characteristics what they’ve been doing for months, going through the desert with 75 pounds of drugs on their back. And if those who advocate for the DREAM Act, if they choose to characterize this

Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group about valedictorians, I gave them a different image.” King certainly gave his colleagues a different image: that of a Republican Party driven into extinction in coming decades because it antagonized what is becoming the most important voting bloc. Even his usual conservative partners moved to isolate him. “Irresponsible and reprehensible,” Rep. Raul Labrador of Idaho said. “I think what he said was out of touch with the (GOP) conference.” In lieu of a defense of King, Labrador scolded the assembled journalists for their reporting on King’s out-of-his-gourd remark but not the favorable things other Republicans say about immigrants. “Shame on you. Shame on the media,” he lectured. “Make sure that your article talks about what every Republican said,” Labrador proposed, “not what one outlier said.” This is similar to scolding the media for focusing on the one plane that crashes and not giving equal attention to all the planes that land safely. More to the point, it’s not at all clear that King is such an outlier. Certainly, his zany remarks are low-hanging fruit for journalists. But if Republicans think King is a fruitcake, they don’t show it on the House floor, where last month they ap-

proved, along party lines, an amendment King offered that would force the Obama administration to resume deportation of the DREAMers. “If this position holds, no amnesty will reach the president’s desk,” the congressman said in a celebratory statement after the vote. And King’s position is holding. Boehner, responding to House conservatives, is refusing to take up the Senate legislation. Because he has chosen a strategy of passing legislation through the House without Democratic votes, the speaker can’t afford to lose more than a handful of Republicans. This empowers “outliers” such as King. “The reason we’re in a bottleneck here in Congress is because of a few like him,” Rep. Rubén Hinojosa, D-Texas, chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, told me. “Evidently there’s enough to be able to force the speaker of the House to stall and not be able to do this immigration reform.” Republicans say their objections to the immigration bill have nothing to do with racial or ethnic discrimination, and that’s surely the case for most of them. But King makes it easy for Democrats to tar the Republicans with sinister motives. Rep. Ben Luján, D-N.M., one of several speakers denouncing King on the House floor, said his slur shows why “the American people continue to see House Republicans as out of touch.” That’s not quite fair. But when one of their own is talking about cantaloupe calves, Republicans aren’t in a strong position to complain about cherry-picking.

Secrecy ever more pervasive in Topeka By Dr. CHAPMAN RACKAWAY

With the 2013 Kansas legislative session history, talk has turned to 2014. The governor’s re-election effort will grab headlines, but other important stories will emerge. To understand the 2014 elections, we have to understand the 2012 elections in context. There was an important group in the background during 2012 that will be more public by default and frame the 2014 elections: The Kansas Chamber of Commerce. The narrative of the 2012 primary elections was that the governor had a purge in mind and the Kansas Chamber gladly provided the resources to knock most of Team Steve Morris out of the Senate. Had the Legislature gladly toed the governor’s line on budgets and spending in 2013, the narrative would have been supported. But something odd happened

on the way to full control: The Kansas Chamber decided to pull some strings itself. While the governor wanted to extend a sales tax scheduled to sunset this July, many legislators instead wanted to end the sales tax increase and cut spending even deeper than the governor’s preferences. Clearly the governor was not in the driver’s seat: The Kansas Chamber of Commerce was. Most of the targeted candidates in 2012 found themselves off an important list: The Chamber’s nebulous “ProJobs Legislators” list. Think of it as a reverse target list: If you’re on the list, you don’t have to worry about a primary challenge. Find yourself off the list, and someone is going to come at you from the right. So when the Chamber released its 2013 “pro-jobs” legislators list, it bore a strong resemblance to the 2012 pri-

mary endorsements list. The bloc of votes in both chambers that has been most consistent is the group loyal to the Chamber of Commerce, more so

in a very uncomfortable spot. At least we can assume this is about taxes. Unlike most interest groups who make public endorsements and funnel mon-

First, while the governor might want a glide path to zero taxes, the Chamber is willing to let the path nosedive instead of glide. than even to Cedar Crest. What does the list of favored legislators by the Chamber tell us? First, while the governor might want a glide path to zero taxes, the Chamber is willing to let the path nosedive instead of glide. Caught between a bloc of cut-first, ask-questions-later representatives and a state that values spending in the right places (K-12, higher education, roads) Gov. Brownback finds himself

ey to campaigns, the Chamber of Commerce does not release its list of key votes by legislators or the percentage of the time each legislator voted with the chamber. While the Chamber’s website says that a legislator must vote at least 80 percent of the time consistent with the Chamber’s vague legislative agenda, we do not know which votes are key for them or what percentage of the time each supposedly pro-jobs legislator sided with the Cham-

ber. When I asked spokesperson Emily Mitchell for the list of votes and percentages, she refused even to tell me if legislators had to vote one way or another on the sales tax bill to be considered ‘pro-jobs,’ instead she offered, “If legislators that are not on our pro-jobs list review their voting record, they will most likely be able to identify important votes to the business community that they did not make.” Secrecy appears to be an ever-advancing trend in state government, both by elected officials and those that help certain ones get elected. One thing is for sure, though: We will know by the 2014 primary election filing deadline whom the Chamber supports but not necessarily why. Dr. Chapman Rackaway is professor of political science at Fort Hays State University.

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er, Paola, for their 1940 Ford sedan. Other winners:

Best paint: Jim West, Iola, 1935 Ford 2D sedan; Best Mopar: Roy Bolton, Fort Scott, 1964 Plymouth Fury; Best Ford: Dave and Peggy Banwart, Lamar, Mo., 1967 Ford Mustang; Best Chevy: Marvin Aikins, Chanute, Chevelle SS 396; Best Engine: Duff Cole, Nevada, Mo., 1927 Ford; Best Stock Pickup: Bill Nixon, Lamar, Mo., 1994 Chevrolet 1500; Best Interior: Bill Fritsche, Iola, 1929 Ford Model A coupe; Best Modified Pickup: John and Pat Kern, Paola, 1934 International; Best Modified: Mike Schwindt, Iola, 1965 Chevy Chevelle Malibu SS; Best Tri-Fi: Rick Chronister, Paola, 1957 Chevy; Best Unfinished: John Groff, Iola, 2006 homemade Woody. Class winners:

Original Motorcycle: first, Dave Fontaine, 2010 Harley, second, Bill Fritshe, 1947 Triumph; Modified Motorcycle: first, Brenda Vestal, Honda, second, David Vestal, Harley; Original Car 1949-1972: first, David and Peggy Banwart, 1967 Ford Mustang, second, Rodney Kimlin, Chevy Impala; Original Truck 1949-1972: first, Mark

McGaugh, second, Don Britt 1957 flatbed; Modified Car 1973-2013: first, Scott Green 2012 Chevy Camaro, second, Rob Johns, Chevy Camaro; Modified Truck 19732013: first, Bob Holding, 1999 Chevy Suburban; second, A.J. Silvey, 2002 Chevy Silverado; Modified Car 1949-1972: first, Ray Bolton, 1964 Plymouth Fury, second, Schwindt, 1965 Chevy Malibu SS; Original Car 1900-1948: first, Mark Freimiller, 1911 Ford Model T, second, Betty Jo Hadley, 1930 Ford Model A; Original Car 1973-2013: first, Gary and Tammy Tinsley, 2012 Chevy Camaro, second, Arthur Ongui, 2012 Chevy Camaro; Modified Car 1900-1948: first, Gene and Patty Weaver, 1940 Ford Sedan, second, Jim West, 1935 Ford; Special Interest: first, John Graff, Chevy, second, Rick Michael, 2013 Chevy truck; Original Truck 1973-2013: first, Bill Nixon, 1994 Chevy SS, second, Chris Tidd, GMC Jimmy; Modified Truck 1900-1948: first, John and Pat Kern, 1934 International, second, Richard Sigg, 1937 Dodge; Modified Truck 1949-1972: first, Reutz, 1953 F100, second, K. Lyon, Ford Bronco.

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Having a blast... from the past Humboldt hosts Civil War dance Above, sister and brother Hannah and Nathanael Day, Altamont, were dressed for the part when they came to Humboldt Saturday evening for a Civil War Dance, sponsored by Humboldt’s Civil War Days Committee.

H Costs Continued from A1 dards are urging the state to continue to use the center’s examinations. A few years ago, Kansas joined the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, comprised of 22 states developing a common testing document. The consortium estimated that a basic, end-of-the-year exam used to comply with federal reporting requirements would be $22.50 per student. A fuller package of tests that would include quizzes and exams would be $27.30 per student. DeBacker and others say that cost reflects expenses, including hiring an outside vendor to host the computerbased testing, that Kansas won’t need to incur. Kansas already has that function through the KU

testing center, known as the Kansas Interactive Testing Engine, which was used to administer the entire 2013 battery of state assessments. Marianne Perie, codirector of the university center, said regardless of the test selected, the center can provide administrative services at a lower cost than the SBAC estimate. “Honestly, we’re still not completely sure what’s in their cost estimate,” she said. A legislative audit released in December 2012 estimated that it would cost Kansas school districts between $34 million and $63 million to implement the Common Core standards, with most of the expenses coming from teacher training and purchasing new classroom materials.

KC targeting insects KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City parks officials spent the spring deliberately damaging about 700 ash trees as part of a plan to save other trees from the emerald ash borer, which kills ash trees by feeding on their bark. The trees that have been “stressed” will be checked in the fall so the parks department can track which Kansas City neighborhoods are harboring the insect, The Kansas City Star reported. All of the 700 ash trees that were damaged are on public land and were already destined for re-

moval. “If there are any beetles in the area, hopefully they’ll feed on those trees,” Kansas City forester Kevin Lapointe said. “That will help us monitor how fast it’s spreading in the city.” Kansas City has about 400,000 ash trees, while the entire metropolitan area may have more than 4 million, making it ripe ground for the emerald ash borer. The insect has been reported in 22 states, including Missouri and Kansas, according to Johnson County horticulture agent Dennis Patton.

Allen County Fair

PEDAL PULL For children ages 4 to 12

Tue., July 30 • 6 p.m. East of Community Building, Riverside Park

Each age will have a class of its own. 1st and 2nd places will be awarded.

Registration will be from 5-6 p.m. No entries accepted after 6 p.m.

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Ron Oliphant, Chanute, played guitar in a four-member band that also included his daughter, Cara, son, Matthew, and Bob Horn, Humboldt. Robert Thomas, Fort Scott, decked out to the hilt, directed dancing, often jumping in to demonstrate steps and moves. A crowd approaching 200 took part in the dancing or watched from the sidelines in Humboldt Elementary School’s multipurpose room.

H Peace Continued from A1 rael either freezes settlement building or recognizes the 1967 lines as a starting point for drawing the border of a state of Palestine. Palestinian officials reiterated Monday that they received US assurances that Washington considers the 1967 lines the basis for border talks. However, a senior Abbas aide acknowledged that Israel has not signed on to that principle. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the issue with reporters. Senior Israeli officials have also reiterated in recent days that settlement construction would continue. The Palestinian official said the expected prisoner release went a long way toward persuading Abbas to give negotiations another chance, even without Israel meeting his longstanding demands on

the terms of such talks. The two teams are to meet for the first time later Monday in Washington for discussions that will not deal with the fundamental issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but rather aim to lay the foundations for full-fledged peace talks later this year. The U.S. State Department said they would try to establish a work plan for the broader negotiations, which are to last six to nine months. Israel is represented by chief negotiator Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho, a veteran Netanyahu adviser. The Palestinian team consists of chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and Abbas aide Mohammed Shtayyeh. The actual negotiations are to be held in the region. Livni said before her departure for Washington that she is going to the talks “cautiously, but also with hope.”

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Hanan Ashrawi, a Palestinian spokeswoman, said the talks are being held under more difficult conditions than previous negotiations. She cited the Palestinian political split, with Western-backed moderate Abbas and the Islamic militant Hamas running rival governments in the West Bank and Gaza, as well as the more hawkish positions of Netanyahu, compared to his predecessor. “But I think there is a recognition of the urgency,” she said. “If we don’t move fast and decisively, things could fall apart.” Hamas, which seized Gaza from Abbas in 2007, has dismissed the new talks, and the militant movement’s spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri on Monday rejected the notion that Abbas is repre-


senting the Palestinians at the talks. Resuming negotiations “is a dangerous step and the only beneficiary is the occupation (Israel), which uses it as a cover for its continued crimes,” Abu Zuhri said. Hamas wants to establish an Islamic state in all of historic Palestine, including what is now Israel. Hamas has raised the possibility of long-term cease-fires under some circumstances, but has made clear it would not consider a partition deal to be the end of the IsraeliArab conflict. The expected resumption of talks comes after six months of shuttle diplomacy by Kerry, and Israel’s agreement to release veteran prisoners was key to the secretary’s success.

CH RODE N O A Wed., July 31

7 p.m. at the rodeo arena

Four-man teams from local ranches compete in five timed events, using ranch horses and experience to create an enjoyable show of laughs and thrills. TEAM EVENTS : Cattle Doctoring, Double Mugging, Cattle Sorting, Cow Milking, Trailer Loading

Admission: 5 or (1) event ticket; (5 and under, FREE)


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Allen County Fair Riverside Park - Iola, KS

SportsB Newman wins Brickyard 400 (left) — B4

U.S. Men claim soccer’s Gold Cup — B4

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Rodeo action thrills Fair audience

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Above at left, Kelsey Allen maneuvers her horse around a turn during the barrel races at the Allen County Fair Rodeo Saturday evening. Above at center, “Disco” Dalton Morris delights the crowd with his balancing act. Below, Cinta Ard competes in the Mutton Busting.

Large crowds flocked to the Allen County Fair Rodeo, presented by C.R. McKellips Rodeo, and sanctioned by the United Rodeo Association and the Missouri Rodeo Cowboy Association. Above, Matt Croom struggles to stay aboard while competing in the bareback bronco riding. At left, Wayne Knutson and Gary Lesby bolt out of the chutes in the team roping competition. Full results from the two-night rodeo will be in Tuesday’s Register. More pictures are available via the photos link at

Coons: Iola’s success no surprise By RICHARD LUKEN

TOPEKA — Former Crest High standout Kyle Hammond officially ended his high school football career on a winning note. Hammond rushed twice Kyle for seven Hammond yards Saturday as part of the Kansas Shrine Bowl. Hammond was a member of the East team that came from behind to defeat the West, 22-19, in the game featuring high school all-star football players from across the state. The East squad scored the decisive touchdown with 3:04 left, when running back

There was a time that Mason Coons’ favorite sport was dictated by the calendar. “If it was football season, I liked football,” he said. “Baseball season, it was baseball. Same thing for basketball.” After a while, that trend shifted. While Coons became an accomplished athlete on the football field and basketball court, he felt most at home on the baseball diamond. Part of it was because playing baseball offered an opportunity to continue to hang out with friends. With longer seasons, and more traveling teams, Coons and company spent more time on the base paths than anywhere else. Just as importantly, Coons found he was rather good at it. Through high school, Coons became an integral member of the highly successful Iola High Mustang squad that eventually made it in May to the Class 4A state championship game. Now, he’s a part of Iola’s three-time state-qualifying AA American Legion squad. Along with Levi Ashmore and Jarred Latta, Coons is one of three Indian starters to be a part of Iola’s unprecedented run of three state tournaments. He and the Iola squad will be in Pratt starting Wednesday, looking to defend the Indians’ 2012 state crown. Matchups still were being ironed out today. While he confesses to not See COONS | Page B4

Storied high school career ends with Shrine Bowl win Conley Wilkins threw a halfback pass to Austin Moses from 20 yards out. The twopoint conversion put the East up by three. Pittsburg High’s Spencer Bernhardt extinguished the West’s final drive of the game with an interception in the end zone late in the contest. Hammond also saw action on the East squad’s kickoff and kickoff return teams. “Can’t get over how much fun the game was,” Hammond posted on his Twitter account. “My high school career ended with a win in front of thousands of people. I enjoyed my career.” Hammond will suit up for Fort Scott Community College in the fall.

Royals sweep Chicago, push mark back to .500 By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer

Mason Coons

CHICAGO (AP) — It’s down to the last couple days of July, and the Kansas City Royals have an equal amount of wins and losses. It’s a small step, but it’s somewhere to start. Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the 12th inning and the Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Sunday for their sixth consecutive victory. “This is a lot of fun,” Gordon said. “We have a lot of

guys that are playing well and picking each other up and just a good team right now.” Kansas City (51-51) matched its longest winning streak of the season and got back to .500 for the first time since it beat Cleveland 2-1 on June 17 to improve to 34-34. It’s the best record for the Royals this late in the year since they finished the 2003 season with an 83-79 mark, according to STATS. See ROYALS | Page B4

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Kan. law legalizes more kinds of knives TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas residents may now carry switchblades, daggers and other types of knives in most public places without fear of arrest under a new law that a lobbying group says makes Kansas one of the nation’s blade-friendliest states. Legislation lifting the state’s prohibition on several types of knives was signed by Gov. Sam Brownback in April and took effect July 1. The Senate approved it 40-0 after it was amended to clarify that school districts, jails and juvenile detention facilities could keep their bans in place. The House passed it 9526. The driving force was a national group called Knife Rights, which contends the Second Amendment protects the right to keep and bear bladed instruments as well as firearms, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Knife Rights lobbyist Todd Rathner, who traveled to Topeka to speak for House Bill 2033, praised the Kansas law’s prohibition on enforcement by local governments of any type of knife ordinance. “In terms of knife law, Kansas is darn near perfect now,” Rathner said. According to Knife Rights, Kansas joined Arizona, Utah, New Hampshire, Georgia, Alaska and Tennessee as states that have enacted such “pre-emption” statutes preventing regulation of knives. “In some places it’s an incremental task,” Rathner said of promoting the right to carry any type of knife. “In other places like Kansas we can accomplish a lot more in a single legislative session.”

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Unstable or not, mothers can’t be ignored Hi, Carolyn: I have an autoimmune disorder that exhausts me. After a recent party at my boyfriend’s mom’s house, I heard that the mother and an aunt insist I came off “moody” and “mad” the whole day. 1. I was FREAKING TIRED! And, 2. I faked it anyway! I played games, lit sparklers, ate/talked with the extended family, you name it. I assume it’s a result of this perceived negativity on my part, but later in the evening this (typically intoxicated, always unbalanced) mother of his also told him she doesn’t like me! This was all news to me, because even though she’s fit for a straitjacket, we’ve always had a surprisingly good relationship. I bring her flowers on her birthday, bake the occasional dessert and keep her updated on her favorite son’s law school progress. I don’t know where to go from here. What would be the point in pushing myself so hard to attend these events if I’m going to be judged anyway? I’m supposed to be avoiding stress, and I don’t need this. I’ve never skipped a gathering of theirs, but now all I want to do is punch his mom in the face for being such an unprovoked jerk. Oh, and BF and I are talking rings, so although he supports our spending less time with his mom’s family for a while, the odds of that working out in the next year are slim. Advice? — Boxing Gloves Are On Who told you what his mother and aunt said? Carolyn: My boyfriend. He hadn’t noticed I was upset, thought I might have been and wanted to make sure I was okay. — Boxing Gloves You have two things going for you here: He was worried about you, where some partners, sadly, would have been annoyed that you under-rallied; and he honors you by agreeing to reduce your exposure to his family. In return, you’ve apparently worked hard at honoring him by making an effort with his difficult mom. Good stuff, so far. I’m concerned about


Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax his passing along her remark about not liking you, though. If she is indeed “typically intoxicated,” then the compassionate move would have been for your boyfriend to write off his mom’s words as possible drunken spew. If she said it enough to prove she meant it, then the next step would be for him to address it with her privately, a la: “Mom, I’m not sure you understand what her illness means. It means she doesn’t really have energy for a big family party. It means that when she comes to all of them anyway, she’s doing it to be close to us. If only as a favor to me, please judge her by what she does give, and not by what you think she should.” If (when) that failed, then it would be time for him to talk to you about it. And you to him, too; you don’t want to hit him over the head with your animosity toward his mom, but hiding it wouldn’t be right, either. You both need to

know what comes with those rings you’re eyeing. Why am I dwelling on this one fact that he reported his mom’s words to you? Because even though his doing it was probably just a rookie mistake, it’s also possible he learned a few things from his mother about sowing discord. If his life shows signs of that besides this incident — brief or highdrama friendships, employment, former loves — then please advance this relationship with caution. Otherwise, and even though your fantasies have turned to facepunching, my advice is for you and your boyfriend to discuss and recommit to the idea of looking out for each other. His looking out for you involves a few things. First, he defends you to his mom, along the lines I suggested. Second, he encourages you to skip the more taxing family events, and absorbs any flak. Third, he reports his mom’s negativities to you on a need-to-know basis only. Criticism you both agree is baseless deserves the treefalling-unwitnessedin-forest treatment. Finally, he recognizes

that unwarranted attacks on you mean his playing the middle is no longer an option. Your looking out for him involves the two things you’re in no mood to do: admitting you might have overreacted to an isolated incident, and forgiving the mother’s negativity. Clearly you deem her unstable. If she were strong and steady, then her dislike for you would be a formidable challenge to your relationship with her son. Since she’s apparently not, the challenge is her instability, and would be even if she liked you. That means you can’t live and die with every nastygram. Instead, stake out turf above the insults, where your chief public response is, “I’m sorry you feel/she feels that way”; your response to your boyfriend is difficult-mom empathy; and your inner response is, “From her, insults are compliments.” Criticism is only as valid as its source. Write to Carolyn Hax, Style, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20071, or tellme@washpost. com. Sign up for Carolyn Hax’s column, delivered to your inbox early each morning, at http://

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Newman takes Brickyard win By JENNA FRYER

AP Auto Racing Writer

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ryan Newman fulfilled the childhood dream of so many who grew up in Indiana — winning at storied Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Newman, from South Bend, ended a 49-race losing streak with Sunday’s victory at the Brickyard, and he did it by beating Jimmie Johnson. Again. Newman set a NASCAR track record in knocking Johnson off the pole in qualifying, then used a fast final pit stop Sunday to snatch the win from the fourtime Indianapolis winner. The two were the class of the field — they combined to lead 118 of the 160 laps — but it was Johnson who dominated the race and appeared to be just a bit better. But Johnson pitted from the lead with 27 laps remaining and it was a slow final stop for the Hendrick Motorsports crew. Newman pitted after that and took only two tires to move into the lead after the green-flag stops cycled through the field. The closest Johnson would get to him again was when he paid a congratulatory visit to Newman in Victory Lane.

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Ryan Newman celebrates after winning Sunday’s Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Newman was remarkably composed as he took the checkered flag and in Victory Lane. “I don’t realize it yet. It’s a dream come true,” he said. “It can’t hit you all at once, it’s not good enough. It will take a week or so for it to sink in.” The victory comes as Newman is looking for a job. Stewart-Haas Racing has signed Kevin Harvick to join the team next season, and team co-owner Tony Stewart informed Newman two weeks ago he won’t be brought back in 2014. It didn’t change the postrace mood, as Stewart hustled to Victory Lane, lifted Newman from be-

hind and the two shared a long embrace. “He just had an awesome weekend,” Stewart said. “I kept looking up the board and watching and I was scared to ask where he was at and how big of a lead he had. I didn’t want to jinx him. Just really proud of him — he’s a great teammate and an even better friend.” Johnson, the Sprint Cup Series points leader who was hoping to tie Formula One’s Michael Schumacher as the only five-time winners in Indy history, finished 2.657 seconds behind Newman in second. Kasey Kahne, Johnson’s Hendrick Motorsports teammate, was

knowing much of anything about any of Iola’s upcoming opponents, Coons is optimistic. “We’ll be the best team out there,” he said.

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IOLA HAS been successful in years past at the American Legion level. The Indians won the state title in 1988 and finished runner-up two years later. But the current threeyear run is unprecedented for Post 15. Even more importantly, Coons notes only three starters have been on all three teams, each of which had distinctive personalities and playing styles. The 2011 squad had powerful bats in the lineup, Coons noted, with a number of heady players who stressed fundamental discipline. The 2012 state championship team retained several powerful bats in the lineup, and could usually outscore its opponents. This year’s team, meanwhile, lost half its starting lineup and had

to rely on key younger players from the outset. “Last year there were a lot of head-strong players,” Coons recalled. “This year, everybody has meshed together so well. And I don’t think anybody can match our pitching.” Coons attributes that to the added emphasis on playing baseball for younger kids in Iola. “I can remember looking up to the older players when I was younger, trying to be like them,” he said. “I think we’re doing that today for the younger generation, too. Absolutely, I think we’re building something successful.”

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COONS, LIKE several of his Indian teammates, offers Iola plenty of versatility. Having played every position but center field, he has manned the No. 3 spot in the batting order since the start of the season. Coons is hitting at a .474 clip, with a staggering .615 on-base percentage, which accounts for walks. He has driven in 41 runs in 38 games. On the mound, he has compiled a 6-1 record with a 2.46 earned run average, allowing 26 hits in 31⅓ innings. He also averages more than a strikeout per inning, while limiting opponents to a .224 batting average. “I’d say that’s my strength,” he said. “I can play pretty much wherever they need me.” He doesn’t have a favorite position. “Probably the infield,” he said. “I would probably want to play second base full time if I could, but I really don’t have the right body size to be a prototypical second

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baseman.” So Coons is content to suit up wherever and whenever asked. He will take his talents across town starting in the fall as a member of the Allen Community College Red Devils. Coons has been signed at ACC with the intention of playing first base.

U.S. men claim soccer’s Gold Cup CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. coach Jurgen Klinsmann likes to describe Brek Shea’s style of play as “unpredictable.” Nobody could have predicted this. Just 42 seconds after coming into the game as a substitute Sunday, Shea scored and his goal in the 69th minute gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Panama and the CONCACAF Gold Cup title. It is the fifth Gold Cup title for the Americans, but their first since 2007. It also is the first international title as a coach for Jurgen Klinsmann, who won the 1990 World Cup and 1996 European Championship with Germany. “I was there just to put it away,” Shea said. This was the 11th straight victory for the Americans, four more than their previous record, and they likely will leapfrog Mexico as the best team from the North and Central America and Caribbean region when the next FIFA rankings come out Aug. 8. When the final whistle sounded, the Americans on the field began celebrating while the

rest of the team raced off the bench. Several players jumped up and down, and hugs and high-fives were exchanged. Klinsmann, who watched the game from a luxury box after being suspended for his tirade over the officiating in the semifinal, made his way to the field, pumping his fists in the air as he walked. “They wanted to send out a signal that they are the best group in CONCACAF, and they are,” Klinsmann said. “For today.” But their performance in this tournament is likely to stay with the Americans for a while. At least until the next round of World Cup qualifying in September. Not only did they outscore opponents 20-4 in the tournament — no other team had more than 11 goals — but they showed they are deeper than they’ve ever been, with one young player after another stepping up. And they got a dazzling performance from Landon Donovan, who was named the tournament MVP after finishing with five goals and seven assists.

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third and Stewart was fourth as Chevrolet swept the top four spots. All four cars were also powered by Hendrick Motorsports. Matt Kenseth was fifth in a Toyota and followed by Hendrick’s Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Jeff Gordon, as all four Hendrick entries landed inside the top seven. Earnhardt rallied from a loose wheel on the opening run of the race to grab the top-10 finish. Joey Logano was eighth in a Ford, and followed by Juan Pablo Montoya and Kyle Busch, who picked up his first career win at the Brickyard in Saturday’s Nationwide Series race.

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“To get here was big,” manager Ned Yost said. “Now we got to get past it and just stay focused day to day.” With no outs and Jarrod Dyson on third in the 12th, the White Sox brought their infield in, but it didn’t matter one bit. Gordon drove a 2-2 pitch from Donnie Veal (1-1) over the wall in center for his first homer since July 7 and No. 10 on the year. Gordon went 1 for 6 and is batting .121 (4

for 33) over his past eight games, but it hardly mattered to him after coming up with the clutch swing. “One hit’s fine with me as long as it wins the game,” the All-Star outfielder said. Aaron Crow (7-3) tossed a scoreless inning to get the win and Greg Holland finished for his 27th save in 29 chances. Holland has converted each of his past 20 opportunities. The White Sox had a chance to win the game in the 10th, but Dyson threw out pinch

runner Blake Tekotte at the plate to end the inning. Tekotte was trying to score from second on Alejandro De Aza’s sharp single to center field.

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