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There is an epidemic that has been taking over the world for By BOB JOHNSON quite some time now — gravity. There are two men, Jon Wee and Calls to the 911 dispatch center Owen Morse, dedicated to beating average one almost every 10 minit. utes. Wee Morse, a two-man Andand while that may sound ajuglitgling act known as the Passing tle slow, played out over 24 hours Zone, at the a day will and be every dayBowlus of the Fine year, Arts Center at 7:30 Saturday evethe total comes to 55,000. ning to recruit people who “That’s what we received are last willing to fightMurphy, against dispatch gravity year,” Angie through their comedy center director, told Allenjuggling County show “Gravity Attacks.” commissioners Tuesday morn“If we could just methodically ing. getThe a support group—I really think call total she figures we could really beat this thing,” half or more are for true emerWee said.— wasn’t the point of her gencies Wee said they hadmagnitude always realappearance, but the of ized gravity was their the number captivated nemesis commisand the possibilities of a gravitysioners. free world would endless. Murphy was be before commisThe Passing Zone a twist; it sioners to request has a 20 percent mixes death-defying stunts with increase in the department’s budcomedy get for .2012, up $126,000 over this Wee $490,000. said the only way to get year’s through a tense situation is to The increase seemed pretty laugh through it. Stunts could alhefty. Murphy reasoned health ways go wrong, but that’s the fun insurance will cost an additional of the show. audience $50,000 and The another $6,000never was knows what will happen. expected for Kansas Public Em“We make our stunts Seesure COUNTY | Pageare A5 dangerous enough to (keep the


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Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday.

Mowing effort recalls yesteryear By RICHARD LUKEN

attached. The bar was triggered through a gear box engaged as its LE ROY — Unlike the mecha- wheels roll. nized behemoths of today, Ray With no mechanical engine to Whiteley’s mowing outfit was speak of, the only noise emanatconsiderably quieter. ing from his unit was from the His “engine” — a pair of teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar 1,200-pound mules — needed only rotating back and forth. an occasional break from the stiJoining Whiteley was neighbor fling summer heat as Whiteley and friend Greg Gleue, with his traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sickRegister/Allison Tinn acre prairie hay meadow. le bar mower pulled by a pair of Farm-City Days Committee members cut the ribbon Wednesday to kick off the first day of the “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. festivities. At center, Leon and Judy Thompson are the farm marshals. First row from left are been taking it easy,” Whiteley “We’re having some fun with Jana Taylor, Ashley Hamilton, Leon Thompson, Judy Thompson and Terry Johnson. In the said. “It’s our little hobby.” it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind second row is Ashlee Mathews. Third row from left are Don White, Susan Springeman and Marty The mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a Ray Whiteley Meadows. Fourth row from left are Samantha Womack, Karen Johnson, Odell Pulley and Michael ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See MOWING | Page A5 frombar left are Lesa Cole, Mike Jewell, Christina Ramirez and Karyn Arda Springeman. small wagon Fifth with row cutting

Chester. Not pictured are Donna and Ray Houser, the city marshals.

ATLANTA (AP) — Former By STEVEN Atlanta schools SCHWARTZ Superintendent Beverly Hall knew about cheatWhile there isonnot an official ing allegations standardized Farm Cityeither Daysignored “fun run” tests but themthis or year, Allen County Relayto for tried the to hide them, according a Life host its own 5k run Satstatewill investigation. urday raise awareness and supAn to800-page report released port for the upcoming 2013 . Tuesday to The Associatedrelay Press Chrissy Powell, event chair by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office for Allenan County Relay for Life, through open records request said she had been contacted by shows several educators reportseveral people saying they were ed cheating in their schools. But disappointed to see a 5Kwho run won had the report says Hall, not organized for the celthe been national Superintendent of ebration. Powell said and she other realthe Year award in 2009, ized she could organize event administrators ignored the those reto support the relay, set for April ports and sometimes retaliated 2013, andthe began working on it two against whistleblowers. weeks Theago. yearlong investigation She said due to the lack offour noshows educators at nearly tice for the run, she will be happy dozen Atlanta elementary and with anyschools number of people who middle cheated on stanshow up to support the cause. dardized tests by helping stu“I would be happy we had dents or changing theif answers 10 people,” said. But, once examsPowell were handed in. “the more merrier.” also found a Thethe investigators The 5Kofroute trace thatand of “culture fear, will intimidation the Charley Melvin Mad Bomber retaliation” in the school district Run your Life raceallegations, that occurs overforthe cheating here in July . There also willlying be a which led to educators one-mile People who regabout thewalk. cheating or destroying ister for the event, which is $20, See CHEATING | Page A5 will be able to select a specific ReSee RELAY | Page A5

Temps for run Dog park opening coming soon Obama considered look inviting By BOB JOHNSON

potential target By BOB JOHNSON

Small dogs visiting Iola’s dog park when it opens soon may suffer a few fits of anxiety. Squarely in the middle of a 90-by-48-foot pen reserved for small canines is a pecan tree, with an ample supply of nuts that has drawn the attention of squirrels in the neighborhood. Squirrels cavorting about and dining overhead will captivate the attention of dogs come to exercise, particularly with smaller ones usually being a more rambunctious lot.

An anticipated field of a thousand runners and walkers, who By COLEEN LONG will fleeand Iola’s downtown busiTOM HAYS ness district earlyPress Saturday as Associated Charley Melvin did— inA1905, can NEW YORK (AP) Banglabe thankful that Melvin to deshi man snared in an chose FBI terdo his dastardly deed intargeting the midror sting considered dle of the night. President Barack Obama before Had the settling on event a carbeing bombcommemoattack on rated occurred in mid-day, parThe Federal Reserve in New York ticipants would battle oppressive City, a law enforcement official heatThe and humidity, with both told Associated Press today . forecast at thewho upper of the The official, was end not authodiscomfort scale during daytime rized to speak publicly about the Friday and Saturday . As is, investigation and talked to they the willon run and walkofinanonymity, somewhat AP condition more inviting temperatures prestressed that the suspect never dicted for the 70s by 12:26 a.m. got beyond thelow discussion stage. Saturday . In a September meeting with race — many will an The undercover agent walkers posing as a be outjihadist, for a stroll — will cap activfellow Quazi Mohammad ities that Ahsan start late Friday afterRezwanul Nafis explained noon andthe willFederal go on Reserve throughout he chose as the car evening. will operabe the his bombIncluded target “for much-awaited race,”tofeational reasons,”“drag according a turing some of theNafis area’s finest criminal complaint. also inmen and dressed inwould drag. dicated hewomen knew that choice Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen “cause a large number of civilian County, co-sponsor with Allen casualties, including women and County Crimestoppers for “The Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run for your Life,” said total of participants was approaching 450, with about 200 signed on for the 5-kilometer run. The walk will follow a 3-kilometer course. people intended to keep,” Eagle “Registration, including probsaid. “And a lot of people donatably a fifth ed some greatonline, things.”has really Some of the items Eagle has on sale are old comic books, dish sets, office supplies, books, tools, couches, dryer, clothing and recently she attained a hospital chair in good condition. Those are only some of the items Eagle will have.

DOUG CLARK, Todd Rowe and Tom Nevans installed gates Register/Bob Johnson Register/Susan Lynn Wednesday afternoon on fencing Doug Clark, left, and Todd Rowe put a hinge on a gate at Iola’s These men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite that encloses the dog park, with soon-to-open dog park. race, the drag race. From left to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and overall dimensions of 130 feet three weeks are signs telling grocery section of square. Fredand Heismeyer. begins at 10:30 p.m. on for the purchase courthouse east west andThe 180 race feet north users pertinent information, inproduce. and south. “We’ll modify them a little bit cluding that dogs of 30 pounds or The park is along the west side of Chestnut Street between Rock for bags to hold” ... well everyone less are to use the smaller pen, knows what has to be cleaned up where the pecan tree stands tall and Irwin streets. “We still have bag dispensers when a dog exercises, Kerr ob- and inviting. That enclosure is 90 By SUSAN LYNN Kerr, served. 48 feet. year a woman’s garter was trans- byThe Shirt Shop, 20 W. Jackson, to put up,” said Berkley Assistant City Administrator The only things of con-leg where ferred fromother one participant’s participants will have a parks superintendent. If you’ve got enough of it, Friabout to that will be added be- Cory to another. wideSchinstock selection figures from which The dispensers provided by sequence day nightare is the night to let your fore“It’s the better park than opensa in two or baton,” said choose. Doors open at| 10 p.m. See PARK Page A5 Walmart used in the store’s hair down. David Toland, executive director Registration to participate One sure test is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the drag race is $5. That also in the “Drag Race” as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s gains participants entrance to a the Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber events. 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive Run For Your Life race. If you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can Men and women alike are en- wear — no worries. be purchased in advance at the couraged to dress in a cross-genBy ALLISON TINN Dresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or Friday night on der manner and then “compete” and other accoutrements will be See EGO | Page B6 in teams of four in a relay. Last available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s The Eagle family, owners of Eagle Valley Storage in Gas, By LINDSAY WISE groups and said, ‘Can you help us raised the standards for family McClatchy Newspapers find folks,’ and they brought us support 2½ years ago when one WASHINGTON — The wom- whole binders full of women,” he of their own, Sandy Clifton, was en’s group that gave Mitt Rom- said. diagnosed with breast cancer. ney binders of women’s resumes That’s not exactly what hapWhenBy Clifton was diagnosed, JOE SNEVE 1871according — contested his version of — the Since story pened, to the nonparher sister Debbie Eagle put the bandstand Jim Garner, director on At Wednesday, while Democrats tisan Massachusetts Government gether a multi-family When Brian Pekarek wasstorage hired Thursday, July 7, 2011 8 p.m. worked to criticize his record, Appointments Project, or Massunit sale to raise money to help as superintendent of the Iola PROGRAM although Romney apparently GAP. Romney didn’t request the with medical bills. school district in February, he Star Spangled Banner ..................................................arr. J.P. Sousa named a comparable percentage binders, the group said in a state“Sandy has hadtoto“reinvigotake off a EAGLE says her sister has saw an opportunity We — march Fillmore of Americans women to top spots as .......................................... Presi- ment WednesdayHenry . lot more work because of cancer been in good spirits and is fightrate” USD 257. Rock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... arr. Jack Bullock dent Barack Obama. In the lead-up to the 2002 gutreatments and so are rais- ing the cancer vigorously. With a focus on weacademic Army of thetoNile — march ...................................Kenneth Alford In response a question about bernatorial election, J. MassGAP ing money to help her pay for “Sandy really tries to help achievement and public transparBegin pay of the Cole Porterof unequal forBeguine women...................................................... at Tues- approached the campaigns medical bills,” Eagle said. herself out,” Eagle said. “She ency, Pekarek hopes he can furInvercargill — march ................................................... Alex Lithgow day’s debate, Romney said that both Romney and his opponent, Since the first unit sale, Eagle lives a very healthy lifestyle, exther success for the district and Hymn to the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney as governor of Massachusetts, he Shannon O’Brien, asking them to has been gathering items to sell. ercises every day and eats good the more than 1,300 students relyMen Ohio — march Henry Fillmore made “aofconcerted effort”............................................. to find “make best efforts” to ensure that According to Eagle this year foods. She is an inspiration to ing on it. A Sixties Time to Capsule .............................. arr. Jennings qualified women serve — inmedley his the number of women appointed they have “piles” items Pekarek walks his of talk. A na-to me. I couldn’t do what she does The Washington Post — march ...................................John P. Sousa Cabinet. to state leadership positions was choose from. The items have ei- Brian Pekarek, center, with for three days and she visits has been Rained concerts be rescheduled for Friday evening. “I went to aout number of will women’s proportionate to the population See PEKAREK | Page A5 ther come from abandoned stor- the doing it for three years.” USD 257 board office. of women in Massachusetts, age units or donated goods. Clifton works full-time and which was about 52 percent at “They are not all just throwSee SALE | Page A6 See GROUP | Page A5 Vol. 113, No. 209 75 Cents away items, a lot of it is what

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Beverly Lutton

Beverly June Livingstone Lutton died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 2, 2012, after a long illness. Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Midland. The family respectfully asks that no flowers be sent. In lieu of flowers, consideration of contributions to the Tarrant County College Foundation, designated to the establishment of the Beverly Lutton Art Scholarship Fund, 1500 Houston St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102, email: foundation.; or the Grand Teton National Park Foundation at Box 249, Moose, Wyo. 83012,, in her memory is suggested. Beverly was born in Glendale, Calif., but lived most of her early life in Edmond, Beverly Lutton Okla., the daughter of Jess and Bess Livingstone. She attended Central State College and then went to Oklahoma University. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree in oil painting, with a minor in English. As a result, Beverly was interested in art all of her life. She created many beautiful paintings as an expression of her creativity. After working as a secretary at Sohio Petroleum Co. in Oklahoma City, Okla., she met Duane R. “Dick” Lutton, who also worked at the company. They married in 1955 and were married for 51 years before Dick’s death in 2005. They retired and spent many years in Midland. Beverly was quiet and described herself as an introvert, yet she had an impact on her family and friends that cannot be estimated. She was a devoted mother, a loyal friend and the glue that held her family together and will be greatly missed. In addition to her daughters, Elizabeth and Margaret Lutton of Arlington, Texas, Beverly is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Robert Hayes of Fort Worth; and sister-in-law, Sharon Lutton of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; and their families.

Freda Stange

Former Elsmore resident Freda W. Stange died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at the age of 92 in Topeka. Freda was born Sept. 25, 1920, in Lebanon, Mo., the daughter of Roy and Chloda (Davis) Jones. She grew up in Lebanon where she attended school and was pianist in the Methodist Church. On June 8, 1941, Freda married Louis Stange and they made their home in Chanute, where she worked at Johnson Hospital as a student nurse until Louis returned from the service. They made their home and farmed together west of Elsmore the rest of their married lives. Freda also owned and operated The Fabric Shop in Humboldt, and worked for Humboldt Developmental Center and the Iola Pharmacy. Louis preceded her in death on March 21, 1999. Freda was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and the Ladies Guild in Humboldt and the Town and Country Club in Elsmore. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, handwork and crafts. Survivors include two sons, Louis Stange Jr. and his wife, Linda, Uniontown, Ohio, and James Stange and his wife, Debra, Howard; daughter Barbara Kater and her husband, Charles, Topeka; son-in-law Dennis Hawkinson, Springfield, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Rebecca Hawkinson, and granddaughter Sally. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at WaughYokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Service will be at 1 p.m., Sunday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Humboldt. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Humboldt. Memorials may be sent to MADD (Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers) and be left at the chapel.

Andy Bennett

Seth Andrew Bennett, 26, Iola, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He was born Oct. 9, 1986, at Galveston, Texas, the son of Robert L. and Mary M. (Dietrich) Bennett. He graduated from Iola High School and was working for D-J Construction. Survivors are fiance, Kimberly Sigler; three daughters, Alivya Bennett, Mercede Sigler and Isabella Sigler, and one son, Ryan Sigler; his parents, Bob and Mary Bennett, Iola; two brothers, Robert Bennett and Morgan Bennett, both of Iola, and a sister, Christina Bennett, Iola; nephew Phoenix Walden and grandparents Les and Rita Dietrich, rural Colony. Cremation has taken place. A memorial celebration will be at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Community Building in Riverside Park, Iola. Memorials may be given to the Seth Andrew Bennett Memorial Fund and may be left with WaughYokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel, Iola. Online condolences for the family may be left at

Whipping winds

Wind advisory in effect from 10 a.m. today to 7 p.m. Tonight, partly cloudy. Lows 40 to 45. West winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening. Friday, sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning. Friday night, mostly clear. Lows near 40. West winds up to 5 mph becoming south after midnight. Temperature High yesterday Low last night High a year ago Low a year ago

69 44 60 45

Sunrise 7:34 a.m.

Precipitation 24 hours ending 7 a.m. This month to date Total year to date Def. since Jan. 1

3.66 3.66 25.98 6.65

Sunset 6:39 p.m.

Arrests made

Thelma Manbeck

Thelma Marcha Manbeck, 96, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Windsor Place in Iola. She was born Sept. 18, 1916, near Gravity, Iowa, to Charles and Hilma Cloyd. The family moved to the Moran area in 1925. Thelma married Everett (Bud) Manbeck on May 26, 1934. They lived and raised their children on a farm two miles east of LaHarpe. After retirement Thelma Manbeck they moved to LaHarpe. Everett died in April 1987. Others preceding Thelma in death were her parents, four brothers, three daughters, Dorothy Gilman, Lucille McClanahan and Carolyn McGuffin, and five grandchildren. Survivors include two sons, Clyde Manbeck and Marilyn, Iola, and Richard Manbeck and Sherry, LaHarpe; five daughters, Mary and Gerald Clay, Le Roy, Ida and Philip Andruss, Topeka, Ruth and Sheldon Caudell, Colony, Barbara and Allen Johnson, Palo Pinto, Texas, and Beth Prock, Colony; 47 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Thelma was a member of LaHarpe Methodist Church and United Methodist Women, where she served as president for several years. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel, Iola. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at WaughYokum & Friskel Chapel. Burial will be LaHarpe Cemetery, LaHarpe. Choices for memorials are the American Cancer Society or Allen County Hospice and may be left at the chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.

Larry Larkey

Larry L. Larkey, 80, Chanute, passed away Monday, Oct. 15, 2012, at Chanute Health Care. Larry was born in Iola March 4, 1932, the son of Robert D. and Vivian (Paugh) Larkey. He graduated from Moran High School in 1950. On Aug. 3, 1952, he married Christena E. (Jackson) in Eureka Springs, Ark. She survives. Larry retired as service manager for Ranz Motor Company. He was a member of First Christian Church in Chanute. He loved fishing, hunting and especially watching the Kansas City Chiefs. Larry is survived by his wife; three children, Susan and Rob Guthrie, Carthage, Mo., Cindy and Archie Stokes, Iola, and Randy and Linda Larkey, Liberty, Mo.; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Loretta Eisminger, Salt Lake City, Utah, Mary Lou Youngdale, Mesquite, Nev., and Marcia Sacheia, Iola; and one brother, Nolan Larkey. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Norman and Robert Larkey. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Chanute. The family will receive friends from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church and may be left with the funeral home, Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel. A special message for the family may be left online at

Calvary UMW meets Twelve members met Oct. 2 at noon in Calvary United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Business was conducted during a brown-bag lunch. President Saundra Upshaw opened the meeting with prayer, and raised up several people who were ill. Kim Romig gave devotions from Our Daily Bread, titled “Fusion Man.” The slate of officers for 2013 was presented and corrections were made. On Sunday the UMW held a no-bake bake sale and served refreshments for a free-will donation. Kathryn Herder presented the bill for the books purchased by the unit for the 2013 reading list, which was paid. Kathryn Sarver proposed getting books for the reading list from Iola Public Library to help cut costs. Members were reminded baby bottles for the Pregnancy Resource Center needed filled and turned in by the end of October. Also, the Five Star Woman list needs to be turned in at the November meeting, the last meeting this year.

Prayer ended the business meeting and Sarver and Upshaw led the first half of the study “Immigration and the Bible.” Sarver said the Bible is the handbook of how immigrants should be treated. “We need to remember that Jesus was born a stranger in a strange land and was an immigrant all his earthly life,” she said. Upshaw, Herder, Pat Howerton and Shirley Strahl assisted Sarver with reading during the study. The next half of the study will cover different topics, among them human trafficking and history of immigration. Members will be at the church Tuesday at noon to finish the study. The meeting closed with prayer. Refreshments were served by Jan Powell and Nadine McClain. Next month the meeting will be Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. with Evva Irwin and Strahl as hostesses. Strahl will be lesson leader and will discuss the annual thank-you offering program.

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James Williams, Kincaid, was arrested Friday in the 700 block of North State Street for allegedly driving with a suspended license. Theodore Brown was arrested Tuesday for driving while under the influence of alcohol, failure to yield to emergency vehicles, obstructing the legal process, theft and improper driving on a laned roadway following a traffic stop in the 1800 block of East Street. Officers arrested Terry Purvis, Iola, on alleged charges of domestic battery and criminal damage to property in the 200 block of North Colborn Street Saturday evening. Elizabeth Christine Kelly was arrested Saturday evening in the 200 block of North Colborn Street for an outstanding failure to appear warrant.

Theft reported

Vickie Graves, Iola, reported wicker furniture stolen from her property in the 10 block of West Garfield Saturday morning. Nick Lampe, Colony, reported Friday his laptop had been stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the 300 block of North Kentucky. Shatosha Ross, Iola, reported $200 stolen late Friday night from her residence in the 300 block of North Street. A suspect

has been identified and officers are conducting an investigation.

Officers respond to domestic disturbance

Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance Sunday night in the 800 block of South State Street. Officers were in contact with the victim, but could not locate the suspect. The Allen County attorney’s office is seeking the suspect for alleged charges of battery in a domestic setting. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call early Saturday morning in the first block of South Jefferson Street. Tierra D. Williams, Iola, was arrested on alleged charges of aggravated battery in a domestic setting. Charges are being sought through the Allen County attorney’s office.

Minors allegedly consume alcohol

Police are seeking the prosecution of three juveniles who were found allegedly consuming alcohol at a residence in the 600 block of South State Street.

DVD player and screen stolen

John Cox of Iola reported a portable DVD player and screen had been stolen from his vehicle in the 2200 block of North State Street Monday evening.

Westphalia Days scheduled The Westphalia Autumn Days will be Oct. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Westphalia City Park. Activities open from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. are: bounce houses, horse back rides, face painting and barrel horse rides. Other activities are: 10:30 a.m. — one-mile walk/run. 11 a.m. — money scramble. 11:30 a.m. — coloring contest, pumpkin decorating contest, cookie jar contest and bingo. 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. — 97.7 The Dawg will be playing

music. At 12:45 p.m. and again at 2:45 p.m. — hay rack rides. 1 p.m. — lawn mower derby. 3 p.m. — pedal tractor pull 3:30 — raffle for haunted house tickets, Royals tickets, Walmart gift certificate, Luther’s Jerky, Pizza Hut pizza and Bahr Tire gift certificate 3:45 — tractor pedal races 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. — Lions Club pancake feed, free-will donation 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. — music in the park by a live DJ

Happy Hearts meets Members of the Happy Hearts FCE met Monday evening at the North Community Building. Lessons were given by Marla Wilson. “To recruit and keep new members we must have interesting programs and activities that are appealing and worth their time, fulfill education desires and show the person what is in the club for them,” Wilson said. A lesson component was “Someone’s in the kitchen... making concoctions.” “Hiding in your kitchen is the ingredient to mixing up a lot of fun,” Wilson said. “Whether you are

planning to entertain your grandchildren, looking for a rainy day activity for your own children or needing ideas for baby-sitting. Recipes can be used as a teaching tool to introduce fractions; practice adding fractions by doubling the recipes. “Check the Internet for fun ideas like peanut butter play dough, cookie paint, edible spice play dough and other ideas that are ordinary kitchen items with which to entertain the children,” she said. Next meeting will be Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Humboldt Public Library for Fall Learning Day.

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Sunday-Fiddlers, Pickers and Singers covered-dish luncheon, Iola North Community Building, 1 p.m., dancing follows; Tuesdaymunicipal court, city hall community room, 6 p.m.; City Council meeting, 7 p.m.; Allen/Anderson Deer Creek Watershed, city hall community room, 8 p.m.

School Calendar

Monday-PTO meeting, lunchroom, 7 p.m.; 22-25Red Ribbon Week themed “Drug Free Life Rock!”; Tuesday-parent teacher conferences, 3:45-7:30 p.m.; Wednesday-flu shots available; 24-27-FFA National Convention at Indianapolis; 26-no school; 27-state volleyball at Hays; 27-state cross country; ACT test

Meal Site

Monday-Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, brussels sprouts, wheat bread, fruit cocktail; Wednesday-live band, Vision cards accepted-pasta bake, Caribbean blend veggies, Texas toast, pear crisp; Friday-beef onion loaf with mushroom sauce, baby bakers potatoes, Mediterranean veggies, wheat bread, apricots. Phone 8523479 for meal reservations.


Sunday’s scripture at the Christian Church service was Acts 17:6-7. Charlie Towne presented the message “Remove All Doubt;” prayer and coffee 9 a.m. every Sunday; men’s Bible study at the church 7 a.m. Tuesday; Infusion groups


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studying “not a fan” by Kyle Idleman. Plan to attend one of the groups; contact Mark McCoy; Kurt and Suzanne Shafli, OAC Switzerland missionaries working with Native Americans on a reservation in Wyoming will speak during Sunday school and then give a presentation to the children’s church this week; Oct. 28-Harvest for Him from 5 to 7 p.m., community is invited; Nov. 4-picnic and hay rack ride. Kendall McGhee’s, 3 p.m., bring a side dish or dessert, hot dogs and drinks provided. Sunday’s Scripture at the United Methodist Church was Psalm 22: 1-18, Proverbs 3: 9-10 and Job 23: 1-9, 16-17. Due to Pastor Jackson’s absence, Leonard Wools presented the message. Oct. 29-chicken noodle dinner, 5:30-8 p.m. Quilt raffle will be drawn. Harvest for Him

The children’s church group at the Christian Church is sponsoring a “Harvest for Him” carnival, fun music for the kids, trunk or treat and a soup supper 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28. This will be held from the Christian Church on Maple Street south to Broad Street. One ticket per booth; free tick-

Tulsa shooter stands trial JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered a man to stand trial for allegedly opening fire in a crowded Tulsa plaza earlier this year and wounding a sheriff ’s deputy and a bystander. A jury found Andrew Dennehy mentally competent to stand trial on shooting with the intent to kill and firearms charges. His parents say he’s paranoid schizophrenic and his attorney says Dennehy is plagued by bizarre thoughts and delusions, but prosecutors say he is bluffing and understands the charges against him. Dennehy, 24, was shackled and wearing a prison jumpsuit at Wednesday’s hearing. He appeared to have lost weight since his competency hearing in August. Prosecutors say Dennehy wandered barefoot into the plaza between the Tulsa County courthouse and Tulsa Central Library on the afternoon of March 7 and fired a handgun into the air, sending people fleeing in panic. On Wednesday, three

sheriff ’s deputies who responded to the call of shots fired described the chaotic scene when they first approached Dennehy, who they say did not respond to their commands to lay down his weapon. The deputies testified that they yelled at Dennehy to drop his gun, and that he wheeled around brandishing a shiny revolver and got off one shot in the direction of the deputies. “I realized I was hit. I yelled, ‘I’m hit, I’m hit’” said Deputy David Fortenberry, who had been shot in the hands while holding his own weapon. “I was in fear for my life.” Fortenberry said he remembered dropping to his knees, bleeding and in pain, and somehow managing to re-holster his gun. Fellow deputy Stephen Culley, who heard Fortenberry’s cry for help, and the third deputy returned fire, shooting Dennehy and causing him to slump to the ground. “I was extremely terrified,” Culley testified Wednesday. “I was hoping my vest was going to perform well that day.”


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ets are given if you bring canned goods, labels from Best Choice products, box top for education points or a used printer cartridge. A soup supper will be served for a donation. Costumes are not required, but if you prefer to wear a costume, please keep it friendly. Donations and proceeds will go to the mission’s work that the children’s church has been supporting. This is not a church fundraiser. It is a children’s fundraiser exclusively for mission work. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be in the city hall community room. A great time for all and community is invited to be involved!


The regular monthly meeting of the Crest USD 479 Board of Education was held Oct. 8. Purchase of a van for special education use was a business item; approval of an additional $500 engineering fee for the driveway project and personnel was discussed in an executive session. Richard Burkdoll, elementary principal, reported the annual Title I parent meeting will be Tuesday and the Halloween parade is at 2 p.m. Oct. 31 Superintendent Jerry Turner reported the technology committee met and updates to the district technology plan will be made, the lunchroom will be able to accommodate disabled students, and teacher evaluations are being reviewed to be in

compliance with the Kansas Department of Education regulations. Fire Dept.

Firefighters held their Oct. 3 meeting with 11 members present. They trained with rescue equipment, such as Jaws of Life from the Garnett Fire Department and cars donated from Ray’s Metal Depot. A new member joined the department, Shane Jones. Fire Prevention Week was Oct. 7-13; on Oct. 11 firefighters Luke Decker, Paul Stephens, Thomas Dietrich, KeWade Seabolt, Eric Seabolt, Scott Hendrix, Randy Runnels and Ron Johnson visited Crest preschool through fifth grades, showing full bunker gear with air mask and how a firefighter sounds with mask on. Saturday, the EMT class from Garnett was at the Colony station to learn extrication. Colony firefighters assisting with the training were Michael Steedley, Paul Stephens, Luke Decker, KeWade Seabolt, Randy Runnels and Sarah McDaniel. Firefighters advised families to practice their escape routes at least twice a year. Make arrangements for anyone who has a disability; allow children to master fire escape planning and practice before holding a fire drill at night when they are sleeping – practice, don’t frighten. Families should practice getting low and going under the smoke

Charges dropped in 1983 murder case by KELLY P. KISSEL Associated Press

Prosecutors dropped a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against a man who evaded law enforcement officials for 27 years, telling a judge that witnesses were dead or unreliable and the physical evidence couldn’t stand up to a court challenge. Suhail Shanti, 49, was detained in Blaine, Wash., along the Canadian border in June 2011 after applying to enter a “trusted traveler” program that benefits frequent border crossers. Fingerprints from his application matched those in a database of wanted men; officials said he was a suspect in the 1983 death of Mohamed Ayman Al-Zein, a fellow international student at Carl Albert State College in Oklahoma. He was held for more than a year, but prosecutors said they eventually determined they couldn’t prove his guilt. With the passage of time, the lead investigator had died and evidence degraded to the point that it was no longer useful, Prosecutor Jeffrey C. Smith wrote in his request for the charge to be dismissed. “Over the course of approximately the last 29 years since the defendant failed to appear for his jury trial, some of the State’s witnesses have died, some of their memories have failed and some cannot be located,” Smith wrote.

Smith said much of the blood-stained material gathered from the scene no longer even tested positive for blood, much less genetic material that could have helped prove the case. Shanti’s lawyer had told the court during the summer that material evidence against Shanti was no longer valid. He did not immediately return a message left Wednesday seeking comment. Shanti remained in the LeFlore County Jail. Administrator Claude Jones said federal officials requested that he be detained for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers as he is not a U.S. citizen. Jones said Shanti could not take a telephone call at the jail. Authorities were surprised last year when Shanti, then living at Burnaby, British Columbia, showed up at the Pacific Highway Port of Entry in Blaine and submitted his fingerprints as part of the interview process for the border crossing program. After checking the prints against a nationwide database, agents confirmed the charges against Shanti and arrested him. In an interview, Smith said that while the case collapsed, it was a consolation that Shanti was subject to deportation. Last year, prosecutors said they believed Shanti was originally from Morocco.

to the exit. Close doors on the way out to slow spread of fire, giving more time to safely escape. Smoke or fire may prevent exiting a home, so prepare for an emergency – practice sealing yourself in safely. As you close doors between you and the fire, use duct tape or towels to seal the door cracks, cover air vents to keep smoke from entering and open windows at top and/or bottom for fresh air. Call 911 and report your exact location. Wave a flashlight or light-colored cloth for firefighters to determine your location.

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Be sure to vote on Nov. 6 The program at Knowledge for Noon on Nov. 14 is “Gifts from the KitchenLots of Fun Ideas for Gift Giving.” This will be held at the Anderson County Annex, west side of the courthouse square at 12:10 p.m. and ends around 12:50. RSVP by phoning the KState Research and Extension office at (785) 448-6826. November celebrations are: Anniversaries-24-Greg and Terri Jackman; 25, Ralph and Evelyn Bunnel; Birthdays-2, Richard Buckle, Myrtle Francis; 7, Peyton Schmidt, Garret Strickler; 9, Bonnie Rook, Leonard Wools; 10, Dorothy Fillmore; 13, Glenda Comstock; 14, Twila Luedke; 17, Jeff Strickler; 20-Tiffany Jackman; 22, Dennis Allen, Terri Jackman; 23, Nancy Ellington, Greg Jackman.


Congratulations to Kyle Hammond and Brytton Strickler, Crest Homecoming King and Queen. Kyle is the son of Chad and Brenna Hammond and Brytton, daughter of Todd and Sammye Strickler, all of Colony. Ed and Nancy Ellington have purchased a portion of the late Bill Michael’s property in west Colony. Mark Luedke took his parents, Morris and Allene, to North Kansas City Sunday where they met with friends at their annual gettogether. They also visited another friend and his wife. He is recovering from major heart surgery. Myrtle Francis displayed 56 full-sized quilts and four babies’ quilts Saturday at the Iola Nursing Home. Around 45 people viewed the quilts. Following the display she gave her daughters Kloma Buckle and Janila Preston and her three grandchildren Melissa Hobbs, Tom Buckle and Teresa Hall and her great-grandsons, Sage and Brock Hall, Nate and Gabe Berry, Brody Hobbs, Levi, Blake and Noah Ashmore each their choice of quilts. Dorothy McGhee won the raffle. $362 was raised for the activity fund at the home. Sympathy is expressed to John Reiter, other family members and friends at the death of John’s daughter, Pat Bain, 63, who died at the her home Oct. 11. Graveside services were held at Colony Cemetery.

Battlefield set as national landmark BALDWIN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Civil War battlefield in northeast Kansas has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. The National Park Service on Wednesday announced the designation for the Black Jack Battlefield just east of Baldwin City. Abolitionist John Brown fought pro-slavery forces of

Henry Clay Pate in the battle on June 2, 1856. Several historians have suggested it was the first battle of the Civil War. Kerry Altenbernd, vice president of the Black Jack Battlefield Trust, says the designation gives national significance to the 40-acre site along U.S. Highway 56 about three miles east of Baldwin City.

Topeka zoo looks to keep two elephants TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Topeka Zoo should keep its two elephants and make changes to improve their habitat before making a decision about whether to expand the program, the zoo’s director told the city council. Critics have been urging the council to send Sunda, a 52-year-old Asian elephant, and Tembo, a 42-year-old African elephant, to an elephant sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tenn. They contend the animals suffer physical and emotional harm because their current habitat is too small. Initially, the zoo should spend about $60,000 to improve the habitat, and another $30,000 a year to maintain it, zoo director Brendan Wiley said. Once those changes are made, a decision could be made about whether to expand the facility so that it could accommodate a herd, Wiley said. Council members, who have received thousands of emails from across the country urging them to move the elephants, might make a decision on the program’s future at their meeting next Tuesday. After the meeting, Wiley told The Topeka Capital-Journal that he would recommend 10 changes to the current habitat. Those changes would include distributing hay in small-

er quantities throughout the exhibit, giving the elephants a chance to forage for food as they would in the wild; developing outdoor resting, sleeping and climbing places and installing an outdoor training wall where zoo staff members would provide baths, health care, training and other interaction while zoo guests watch. The zoo should develop a habitat “where elephants find enough activity that they really have to make choices on how to spend their time,” he said. Alan Roocroft, an elephant management consultant, told the council members in a work session before the meeting that the elephants are in good health and should not be separated because they have lived together for 36 years. He recommended the city keep the elephants at the zoo and work to improve the program. If the city sent Sunda and Tembo to an elephant sanctuary, “They might find themselves in an aggressive environment where they’re being attacked or displaced as opposed to the quiet, urban life of Topeka,” he said. Roocroft said that if Topeka officials decide to send the elephants to a sanctuary, they have the responsibility to first go and find out what those who run it could do for the elephants.

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A Muslim girl teaches world about fanatics Malala Yousafzai lies in a London hospital where skilled surgeons who learned about traumatic head wounds from a terrorist action give her a 50-50 chance of recovery. Ms. Yousafzai is the 14-year-old Pakistani who was shot in the head because she fought for educational equality for girls in Pakistan. Her assailants were Talaban fanatics who say they will try again to kill her if she lives. Malala is slight for her age. But her courage is lion-size. She had been warned to stop her agitation two years ago, but only stepped up her campaign. A spokesman for the Taliban, a person called Ehsanullah Ehsan, said her crusade for education for girls was “an obscenity . . . let this be a lesson.” Indeed, let it be a lesson to the world. She was shot by masked gunmen who boarded her school bus, learned her identity among the children and shot her point blank. It is hard to imagine a more cowardly act. A national newspaper in Pakistan headlined the story, “Hate targets hope.” The Taliban responded by warning other young students that following Malala’s example will lead to a similar fate. MY SON EMERSON, who edits a newspaper in Vermont and has three daughters, one about Malala’s age, made these comments about the crime: “ . . . As repugnant as the shooting is, it crystallizes the position that Taliban extremists represent and the threat

they pose to basic world order. Shame on us if we ignore it. “They didn’t shoot an American soldier. They shot one of their own, and a child at that. They hid behind masks. And they shot to kill because of a child’s thirst to learn, to be educated in the ways of the world. “And they have promised more violence, more subjugation. With the firing of several shots they have declared who they are and who they will remain, as if we’d forgotten. “Perhaps they didn’t anticipate the immediate and profoundly clear response the attempted slaying has generated. Even the Pakistani leadership — which has sought to forge an uneasy truce with the extremists — understood the shooting was an affront to its ability to govern its people and that its fate as a country would be sealed if half its population were silenced. “In fact, there is little the Taliban could have done to engender more hostility to its cause than to shoot a tiny, defenseless 14-year-old schoolgirl. Classes around the world are reading today about Ms. Yousafzai’s mission and reflecting on how it is that in the year 2012 we still have people among us who threaten the rights of others in such a brutal fashion. “ . . . Maybe that’s the lesson that Ms. Yousafzai will teach the vast majority of her Islamic brethren: that Islamic moderates cannot allow the extremists to define them, their religion and their futures.” — Emerson Lynn, jr.

Gov. should keep sales-tax promise Gov. Sam Brownback pushed through an unaffordable tax-cut plan last spring with the assurance to Kansans, “I think we are going to be in good shape.” Surely he won’t now try to help pay for the massive income-tax cut by breaking the 2010 Legislature’s promise to lower the statewide sales tax next summer. That would be wrong, because the income-tax cuts will most benefit business owners and the wealthy and sales taxes fall disproportionately on the poor. The tax plan even newly burdened lower-income Kansans by eliminating the food sales-tax rebate and the child and dependent care credit. Extending the higher salestax rate also would be hypocritical, because Brownback was harshly critical of the hike as a candidate for governor, and he and allies such as the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity have hounded moderate Republican legislators out of office for voting for it. But Brownback said last week that he hadn’t ruled out extending the 6.3 percent statewide sales-tax rate, which was passed as an emergency measure under then-Gov. Mark Parkinson during the downturn and is supposed to drop to 5.7 percent next July. “I’m not opposed to it. It’s just, let’s see where we are in the budget,” Brownback said Wednesday. Last January, Brownback had included extending the sales-tax hike in his own tax-cut proposal, which even his closest legislative allies quickly rejected because of that and other offsets, including elimination of the mortgage-interest deduction. IT’S HARD to fathom how the

members of the conservativecontrolled House and what’s expected to be a newly conservative-controlled Senate could justify voting to keep the higher sales tax now, especially when so many voted against it originally and have been bitterly critical of it since. “Let’s just leave Kansas. Let’s forget about buying food in Kansas,” said state Sen. Susan Wagle, R-Wichita — likely to become the new Senate president — as she voted against the tax hike in 2010. True, these are strange times. Whenever such a vote comes, even moderate Republicans and Democrats may conclude that breaking the sales-tax promise is preferable to further cutting K-12 school spending and social services. And Brownback finds himself in a bind. On one side he has legislative researchers’ projections that the tax cuts will create collective budget shortfalls approaching $2.5 billion over the next six years, starting with a $242.2 million shortfall for fiscal 2014, and that retaining the sales-tax hike would bring him a projected $250 million a year. On Brownback’s other side is the adulation he’s getting nationally for the tax cuts — “the biggest tax cut of any state in recent years relative to the size of its economy,” wrote Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute, in a Wall Street Journal commentary last week. But Kansans should not let their governor and legislators treat this as an easy choice. Besides, a promise is a promise — and turning a temporary tax hike into a permanent one is the same thing as a tax increase. — The Wichita Eagle

Ultra-conservatives warm up to Mitt WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney etched and sketched his way to a new position on abortion last week, telling the Des Moines Register, “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda.”

Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group It was not terribly surprising Romney would, on the eve of the election, toss aside the anti-abortion positions he cultivated during the Republican primaries; lately, he has reversed himself more often than a parking-lot attendant. The surprise has been the reaction from conservatives. “No alarm bells here,” the Family Research Council’s president, Tony Perkins, proclaimed to Talking Points Memo. Perkins said he had been assured by Romney’s campaign that the answer was a product of “the way the question was asked.” Romney later clarified his remarks, stating that he remained anti-abortion. Still, the green light given by a top group on the religious right to Romney’s recasting of his abortion position is typical of recent weeks. Conservatives have been sitting silently — approvingly, even — as Romney makes his late lunge for the center. Necessity, it seems, is the mother of reinvention. KEY TO THE SUCCESS of Romney’s Etch A Sketch movement has been the cooperation of conservatives, who have been unusually docile in the face of the candidate’s heresies: pledging not to enact a tax cut that adds to the deficit, promising not to decrease the share of taxes paid by the wealthy, vowing not to slash education funding, praising financial regulations, insisting that he would make health insurers cover pre-existing conditions and disavowing his earlier claim that 47 percent of Americans are parasites living off of the government. At Tuesday night’s debate, Romney continued his sprint to the center. He took pains to say he is “so different” from George W. Bush. He asserted that “every woman in America should have access to contraceptives,” and, on immigration, he said the children of illegal immigrants “should have a pathway to become a permanent resident of the United States.” After a primary battle in which GOP candidates tried to out-tough each other on immigration, Romney said that he was in agreement with President Obama and that “I’m not in favor of rounding up people.” The conservatives’ complicity seems to be driven by two things: a belief that Romney’s moves to the middle are mere feints, shifts

Two weeks ago polls showed Romney’s “severely conservative” candidacy was heading to a seemingly inevitable defeat. It was that sense of desperation that gave Romney room to make his late break for the center, because conservatives were forced to accept that even a squishy and ideologically suspect President Romney would be preferable to Obama. more in tone than in substance; and an acceptance that Romney’s rhetorical reversals are necessary if he is to deny Obama a second term. “I hear all this as tonal,” Grover Norquist, the Republican purity enforcer and keeper of the antitax pledge, told me. Romney’s new pledge that his tax cuts wouldn’t increase the deficit, for example, could be honored simply by using an alternative accounting method, known as “dynamic scoring,” that conservatives favor. “You’re now in the general election and you’ve already convinced conservatives why they should vote for you,” Norquist said of Romney. “You’re now talking to undecided voters, who have a completely different set of issues.” Had Romney tried to moderate his positions over the summer, conservatives still suspicious after the primaries would have called him a turncoat, which would have depressed Republican turnout. But two weeks ago, polls showed that Romney’s “severely conservative” candidacy was heading to a seemingly inevitable defeat. It was that sense of desperation that gave Romney room to make his late break for the center, because conservatives were forced to accept that even a squishy and ideologically suspect

President Romney would be preferable to Obama. For example, Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth, which has worked to defeat insufficiently conservative officials in Republican primaries, gave Romney room to maneuver. “We tend to recognize the political realities,” he told Politico the day after the Denver debate, adding that “when it comes to the issues that the Club focuses on, Romney is 1,000 percent better than Obama.” That’s quite a bow to reality from the Club for Growth, which brought down Republican Sens. Bob Bennett, Richard Lugar and Arlen Specter and Florida Gov. Charlie Crist for lesser ideological offenses. Rank-and-file Republicans seem inclined to follow the opinion makers’ lead in cutting Romney slack as he makes his late move to the middle. In Washington Post-ABC News polling, Romney’s support improved among self-identified Republicans, from 90 percent on Sept. 29 to 93 percent on Oct. 13. The number of Republicans saying they were very enthusiastic about him climbed to 59 percent from 48 percent. It has been a rare outbreak of common sense in the conservative movement. Romney should enjoy it while it lasts.

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WEE AND MORSE met in 1986 at a juggling convention while attending college. They decided to compete their degrees, then peruse their dreams of juggling. “Owen was studying psychology and I economics,” Wee said. “We have our degrees in a drawer somewhere. We are waiting for the day we use them and get real jobs.” That doesn’t seem likely; their success has launched

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BEFORE THE Passing Zone was booked at the Bowlus, director Susan Raines was able to see a performance. “They are

truly hilarious,” she said. During the day Saturday, the Passing Zone and Raines will take to the streets during Farm-City Days to give people a sneak peak of what to expect that night. Raines said she would pass 100 first-come, firstserve flyers that will discount tickets by $2. Tickets can be purchased at the Bowlus for $22 for orchestra and $20 for balcony seats. After 4 p.m. Friday tickets can be purchased at the Bowlus beginning at 6:30 p.m. for $24 orchestra and $22 for balcony seats. Full-time students are admitted for half price. The show is great for all ages, she said. “I know when something is advertised as being great for all ages it’s usually a kids show, but this is really genuinely for all ages,” Wee said. “Bring your kids, bring your grandparents.” For more information contact the Bowlus at 620365-4765 or visit its website, www.bowluscenter. org.

awareness will help “incorporate more teams and members.” Powell said she hopes the event will catch on and numbers will increase for next year’s fun run. Overall, she knows the race will be a success. “We just want to let people have fun, and let them run,” Powell said.

There will be prizes for the top three finishers in the race for ages 16 and older, as well as prizes for the top three finishers in the 15 and under category. Runners for the event may register ahead of time by calling Powell at (620)-3630080, or participants may register at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

I know when something is advertised as being great for all ages it’s usually a kids show, but this is really genuinely for all ages. — Jon Wee Passing Zone juggler

audience on the edge of their seats), but safe enough so nothing goes wrong,” Wee said. “Part of the fun is the audience has to figure out which mistakes are part of the show and which ones are real.” While keeping spectators on their toes, they also add to the tension by integrating audience members into stunts. It seems risky but Wee and Morse are confident in their abilities — after all, they have been part of the juggling act for 24 years and juggling individually for years before that.

them onto national television multiple times, such shows as “America’s Got Talent,” “The Today Show” and “Live With Regis and Kelly.” They also have performed at the White House. They got their break in 1990 when they performed on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” a claim to fame not many can say they had the opportunity to do — twice — before Carson stepped down.

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lay for Life team to support with their registration fee. All of the funds will go directly to support April’s relay. Powell said her goal is not only to raise funds for the event, but to help people become more aware of the Relay for Life events in Allen County. She said the

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“It was the right thing to do.” Born and raised in southeast Kansas, Mike Lewark traveled extensively across the United States with his job. He chose to retire to Pittsburg about 12 years ago. He’d always been active in sports – baseball, football, golf, fishing, bowling. About two years ago he noticed a great deal of pain and popping in his left shoulder. Those years of heavy sports activity had taken its toll. Treating the pain with over-the-counter arthritis medication no longer worked and Mike decided he needed to do something about it. He asked Labette Health orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brad Meister, “Do you do shoulder replacement?” After an examination, replacement surgery was determined to be the best course of action. “I felt better right after surgery than I had in the last couple of years. There was no pain to speak of.” “I felt so good,” he said. Mike is back to playing golf again, swinging, chipping and putting using the proper moves learned in physical therapy following surgery. “I should have done this two years ago!” he laughs. “You can’t ask for much better for a small town hospital,” he said. “I’m very appreciative. “It was the right thing to do!”

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about $16,000 has been spent so far on the park, including about $5,000 on the city’s side for labor and equipment. The remaining $11,000 has gone for materials, including the fencing. The Dog Park Committee and Thrive Allen County raised $10,000, a prerequisite for the city to approve its construction and provide matching funding of up to $10,000. “Signage will cost $500 to $600,” Schinstock added.

the park to date is one that drew quizzical looks from passersby early on. It is an elongated mound with wooden retainers on either side that makes it resemble a hump-back bridge. A short tunnel under the mound is expected to be a favorite play area for feisty dogs. A grant — Thrive’s John Robertson wrote the application — is pending from the Nutro Co., a pet food manufacturer in Franklin,

Tenn. The grant would be in the form of a credit, with $2,000 being the maximum award, Schinstock said. He added Iola’s Sonic Equipment Co. sponsored a contest among local school children to name the park, with Happy Tails Dog Park the winner. “The kid who came up that name will be honored at a grand opening in the spring,” Schinstock said. “Sonic (representatives) said they would have hotdogs and other treats at the event.”

convinced him to send him to America to study, arguing that with a U.S. degree he had a better chance at success in Bangladesh. “I spent all my savings to send him to America,” he said. He called on the government to “get my son back home.” The bank in New York, located at 33 Liberty St., is one of 12 branches around the country that, along with the Board of Governors in Washington, make up the Federal Reserve System that serves as the central bank of the United States. It sets interest rates. Dozens of governments

and central banks store a portion of their gold reserves in high-security vaults deep beneath the building. In recent years, it held 216 million troy ounces of gold, or more than a fifth of all global monetary gold reserves, making it a bigger bullion depository than Fort Knox. As a result, the Federal Reserve is one of the most fortified buildings in the city, smack in the middle of a massive security effort headed by the New York Police Department, where a network of thousands of private and police cameras watch for suspicious activity.

He sought out our counsel, and he listened to our advice. We didn’t always agree, but we were always respected. Mitt Romney didn’t judge the people who were in his administration by their gender. He wanted the best, male or female.” A Romney spokeswoman said the governor worked with MassGAP to find the best-qualified women for top government posts. “The efforts resulted in Massachusetts having the most women in top positions in the entire country,” Andrea Saul said. Romney’s awkwardly

from Barack Obama.” Although Obama has just eight women serving out of 23 Cabinet-level positions — 35 percent — Democrats jumped on the binder buzz to complain that Romney even had to accept help from the woman’s group that offered up the binder. “You heard the debate last night,” Vice President Joe Biden said at a rally in Greeley, Colo. “When Governor Romney was asked a direct question about equal pay, he started talking about binders. Whoa! The idea that he had to go and ask where a qualified

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“My son can’t do it,” his father, Quazi Ahsanullah, said as he wept in his home in the Jatrabari neighborhood in north Dhaka, Bangladesh. “He is very gentle and devoted to his studies,” he said, pointing to Nafis’ time at the private North South University in Dhaka. However, Belal Ahmed, a spokesman for the university, said Nafis was a terrible student who was put on probation and threatened with expulsion if he didn’t bring his grades up. Nafis eventually just stopped coming to school, Ahmed said. Ahsanullah said his son

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the time. Both candidates pledged to do so and agreed to work with MassGAP during the process. After the election, MassGAP presented Romney’s transition team with binders containing hundreds of resumes for top applicants vetted by the group. By the middle of Romney’s term in 2004, women made up 42 percent of new appointments to seniorlevel positions in Massachusetts government, according to MassGAP. But by the end of his term in 2006, the percentage of newly appointed women in those positions had dropped to 25 percent, the group said. “Romney paid lip service to the public about hiring more women in senior positions and treated it like a quota,” Jesse Mermell, a former executive director of MassGAP, said in a media call organized by the Obama campaign. “But like with so many other things with Mitt Romney, the facts didn’t match the rhetoric. Facts are facts, and despite what Governor Romney claimed in the debate last night, there were fewer women in senior administration positions during his term than the governors who came before and after him.” The Romney campaign countered with a message from Kerry Healey, who served as lieutenant governor with Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts. “In fact, of the 20 top positions in the Romney administration, 10 of them were filled by women, more than any other state in the nation,” Healey wrote. “Romney’s chief of staff was a woman — Beth Myers. As we took office, our administration actively sought to recruit the best and brightest women the Commonwealth had to offer. And Governor Romney wasn’t just checking a box.

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American’s women. As I go across the country and ask women what I can do to help, they say (find a good job, help their kids). That’s what the women of America are concerned about, and the answers are coming from us and not Barack Obama. — Gov. Mitt Romney

phrased comment about the binders started a social media frenzy before the debate even ended Tuesday. Within minutes, new Twitter accounts, Facebook pages and Tumblr feeds mocking the phrase had gone viral. “Binders full of women” became the third most searched term on Google. Romney didn’t mention binders Wednesday during a campaign appearance at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Va., although he did criticize Obama for failing America’s women. “This is a presidency that has not helped America’s women,” Romney said. “As I go across the country and ask women what I can do to help, they say (find a good job, help their kids). That’s what the women of America are concerned about, and the answers are coming from us and not

woman was!” Obama also referenced Romney’s binders on the campaign trail Wednesday while talking about the importance of investing in math and science education. “We don’t have to collect a bunch of binders to find qualified, talented, driven young women ready to work and teach in these fields right now,” he said during his first post-debate stop at Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa. Obama also criticized Romney for not making it clear where he stands on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which makes it easier for women to file lawsuits over unequal pay. “You don’t have to wait for an answer from me,” Obama said. “The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was the first bill I signed into law as president.”


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Boy Scouts ‘perversion’ files are to be released By NIGEL DUARA Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on men they suspected of child sex abuse are to be released after a two-yearlong court battle. The anticipated release of the files today by Portland attorney Kelly Clark will reveal 20,000 pages of documents the Scouts kept on men inside — and in some cases outside — the organization believed to have committed acts of abuse. The court-ordered release of the so-called perversion files from 1965 to 1985 has prompted the organization to pledge that it will go back into the files and report any offenders who may have not been reported to the police when alleged abuse took place. That could prompt a new round of criminal prosecutions for offenders who have so far escaped justice. The Scouts have, until now, argued they did all they could to prevent sex abuse within their ranks by spending a century

tracking pedophiles and using those records to keep known sex offenders out of their organization. The Scouts began keeping the files shortly after their creation in 1910, when pedophilia was largely a crime dealt with privately. The organization argues that the files helped them track offenders and protect children. But some of the files released in 1991, detailing cases from 1971 to 1991, showed repeated instances of Scout leaders failing to disclose sex abuse to authorities, even when they had a confession. A lawsuit culminated in April 2010 with the jury ruling the BSA had failed to protect the plaintiff from a pedophile assistant Scoutmaster in the 1980s, even though that man had previously admitted molesting Scouts. The jury awarded $20 million to the plaintiff. Files kept before 1971 remained secret, until a judge ruled — and the Oregon Supreme Court agreed — that they should be released.

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Fillies headed to substate tourney By RICHARD LUKEN

Seedings have been announced for the upcoming substate volleyball tournaments for Iola and neighboring high schools. Iola High’s Fillies (6-27) have the sixth seed and will face third-seeded Towanda-Circle High (22-16) at about 3 p.m. Saturday in the Kansas Class 4A Substate Tournament. The substate competition will be at El Dorado High School’s gymnasium. A win against Towanda-Circle would put Iola up against the winner of second-seeded Independence (18-12) and Winfield (3-31) in the semifinals. Top-seeded Chanute (31-1) headlines the opposite side of the bracket. The Blue Comets will play Field Kindley High of Coffeyville (1-25) and the eight seed. Seeds four and five, host El Dorado (14-23) and Augusta (12-23), will face off in the other

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quarterfinal side. Eight 4A substate winners will advance to the state tournament Oct. 27 at the Salina Bicentennial Center. HUMBOLDT HIGH’S Lady Cubs have the sixth seed in its Class 3A substate tournament. Humboldt (16-18) will take on third-seeded Wellsville (22-15) at about 3 p.m. Saturday in the Fredonia High School gymnasium. The winner will take on the winner of two-seed JayhawkLinn (27-6) and seven- seed Central Heights (3-25). Burlington (33-3) controls the top seed and will take on LeonBluestem (3-25) on the other side of the bracket. The winner of that game will face either Eureka (15-11) or host Fredonia (15-15). The Class 3A winners also will travel to Salina for the state tournament. See SUBSTATE | Page B2 Register/Richard Luken

Iola’s Kaden Macha (12) and his Mustang teammates will face perhaps their toughest opponent yet in 2012 when Fort Scott comes to town Friday evening.

Mustangs, Tigers set to tangle By RICHARD LUKEN

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Emma Piazza, shown here in a volleyball match Tuesday in Garnett, will be in El Dorado with her Iola High Fillies teammates Saturday at the Kansas Class 4A Substate Tournament.

It’s regroup and refocus time for Iola High’s Mustangs, whose three-game winning streak came to an unceremonious end on a soggy Friday evening against Chanute. Iola saw the Blue Comets capitalize on some key passes in the first half, while Iola’s scoring chances were just out of reach. “I don’t know if the guys were disappointed when they watched film as much as just realizing how close they were to having a winning-type of performance on the field,” said Mustang head coach Doug Kerr. “They realized it was a missed block here, or a missed tackle there from stopping some of their big plays.” The loss, in the first round of Class 4A, District 6 play puts the Mustangs in a must-win situation against an even tougher opponent this week. Former Southeast Kansas League foe Fort Scott comes rolling into town Friday with a seven-game winning streak and state ranking in tow.

Red Devils falter late on road OVERLAND PARK — Allen Community College’s volleyball team started off on a high note Wednesday. The rest of the evening didn’t go as well. The Red Devils fell to host Johnson County Community College 21-25, 25-11, 2515, 25-16 on the road. Allen (13-16) wraps up its home schedule at 6:30 p.m. Monday against Cowley College. The Red Devils minimized their errors early, which paved the way to the first-set win, assistant coach Whitney Falkenstien said. Allen led 10-3 in the first set and held on from there in the 25-21 win. The momentum switch was immediate. Johnson County raced to a 9-0 lead in the second set. “Johnson started running a faster offense, and the blocks that were consistent in set one for Allen were nonexistent most of the next three,” Falkenstien said. “It is disappointing for us to swallow losses like tonight,” she added. “We are at a point in our season that we have to perform. There are no excuses to show and work for one win and not want two more.”

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Allen Community College volleyball player Sidney Keith and the Red Devils lost a tough match Wednesday at Johnson County Community College.

Gun club plans youth trap shoot ELSMORE — The Lone Tree Gun Club will host its sixth annual trap shoot Oct. 27. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and is open to youths 16 and under. Boys and girls are both invited; parental supervision is required. The trap shoot will be divided into two age groups: 13 to 16 years and 12 and under. The highest shooter in each age group will win a shotgun.

Fifty shells and clay targets will be provided to the youngsters — 25 for practice and 25 for competition. A drawing also is planned for a Model 391 Beretta shotgun. An open shoot begins at 3 p.m. The Lone Tree Gun Club is at the corner of Delaware Road and 3000 Street. For more information, call Richard Diehl, 365-9808, or Ron Wrestler, (620) 754-3548.

Iola High Mustangs Offense QB — Mason Coons, 6-2, 190, Sr. WB — Adam Kauth, 6-0, 140, Jr. HB — John Whitworth, 5-10, 175, Jr. FB — Eric Heffern, 5-11, 170, Sr. TE — Jesse Zimmerman, 5-10, 185, Jr. T — Alex Bauer, 6-0, 200, So. G — Aaron Barclay, 6-0, 265, Sr. C — Tyler Clubine, 5-10, 175, Sr. G — Derrick Weir, 5-10, 210, Jr. T — Eli Grover, 6-0, 250, Sr. WR — Cole Morrison, 5-8, 145, Sr. PK — Isaias Macias, 5-8, 165, Jr. Defense DE — Bryce Misenhelter, 6-2, 180, Jr. NG — Stephen McDonald, 6-2, 205, Sr. DE — Eric Maxwell, 6-1, 180, Jr. LB — Adam Kauth, 6-0, 140, Jr. LB — Tyler McIntosh, 6-1, 145, Jr. LB — Kaden Macha, 6-0, 180, So. LB — John Whitworth, 5-10, 175, Jr. LB — Eric Heffern, 5-11, 170, Sr. CB — Cole Morrison, 5-8, 145, Sr. S — Jacob Rhoads, 5-7, 145, Jr. CB — Jacob Harrison, 6-3, 180, Sr. P — Zeph Larney, 5-10, 155, Sr

Fort Scott has a lethal combination of size and athleticism, Kerr noted, but the Tigers’ biggest advantage may be cerebral. “When you watch them on film, you see just how well-coached they are,” Kerr said. “The kids are all in with the program, and

Fort Scott High Tigers Offense QB — Johnathan Stark, 5-10, 170, Sr. RB — Marques Floyd, 5-10, 180, Sr. RB — Victor Hughes, 5-9, 155, Sr. RB — Jash Pytlowany, 5-9, 160, Jr. WR — Straton Hunziker, 5-10, 165, Sr. TE — Chris Allen, 5-10, 178, Jr. OL — John Metcalf, 5-7, 210, Sr. OL — Grant Hill, 5-8, 205, Jr. OL — Brendan Blackburn, 6-1, 274, Jr. OL — Ackland Milton, 6-3, 293, Sr. OL — Nick Allen, 6-7, 290, Sr. PK — Jonathan Allen, 5-7, 140, Jr. Defense E — Chris Davenport, 6-4, 205, Sr. DT — Garin Sinn, 6-2, 219, Jr. DT — Brendan Blackburn, 6-1, 274, Jr. E — Chris Allen, 5-10, 178, Jr. LB — Jacob Durossette, 5-6, 165, Jr. LB — Straton Hunziker, 5-10, 165, Sr. LB — A.J. Cezar, 5-8, 144, Sr. LB — John Hughes, 6-2, 170, Jr. DB — Johnathan Stark, 5-10, 170, Sr. DB — Marques Floyd, 5-10, 180, Sr. DB — Jash Pytlowany, 5-9, 160, Jr. P — Jonathan Allen, 5-7, 140, Jr.

they’re so disciplined and structured that they just wait for you to make a mistake. And when you do, they capitalize.” Fort Scott features dual-threat quarterback Johnathan Stark See MUSTANGS | Page B2

Junior varsity, freshmen seasons end GARNETT — Iola High’s junior varsity volleyball squad was on the short end of a pair of tough losses Tuesday, falling in both matches to host Anderson County High’s JV. The Fillies tumbled in straight sets in both matches, 25-18, 25-20 in the first contest and 25-14, 25-16 in the second. The matches wrapped up the 2012 campaign for the junior varsity. The freshmen were more successful in their finale, winning the first match against Anderson County 26-24, 20-25, 155, before losing the second match in three sets, 16-25, 25-13, 15-10. “Of course we wanted to finish our season with wins, but it seemed like we played a step behind most of the game,” said Iola JV head coach Steven Stockebrand. “When we made a good play on defense or offense and had the ball on our side we struggled to keep our serves in play. It was tough all the way.” Torrie Lewis led the Iola JV in the first match with six kills, while Shelby Smith added three kills and a block. Paige Miller came up with a kill and two good serves. Katie Shields served three aces. Cassie Delich notched 12 assists, while Karlie Lower had eight assists, a good serve and an ace. Allie Cleaver had a kill and an ace. In the second match, Lewis had six kills and a good serve. Delich had five assists, while Lower provided three assists, three good serves and an ace. Miller and Cleaver each knocked down a kill. Shields had one good serve. “I think we had a good season playing good together as a team most games,” Stockebrand said. “Throughout the season most of the matches we lost went to three games and most were close. I hope the girls continue to work hard and get better for

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Iola High junior varsity players Allie Cleaver, from right, Paige Miller and Katie Shields play defense in volleyball match Tuesday at Anderson County High.

next year.” In the freshmen split, McKayli Cleaver, Taylor Sell and Taylor Heslop led the Fillies in serving. Valaree Burtnett, Ashlie Shields and Mikaela Platt led the team in kills. Heslop and McKarnin were tops in assists. “Overall, our season was a great team effort,” freshman head coach Jeff Fehr said. “The girls learned and improved their skills; we became a much better fundamentals team. This group has a lot of talent and I expect great things from them in the upcoming years at IHS.” The freshman squad ended its season with an 18-16 record.

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Armstrong’s ties to charity, sponsor severed By JIM VERTUNO AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lance Armstrong stepped down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity and Nike severed ties with him as fallout from the doping scandal swirling around the famed cyclist escalated Wednesday. Armstrong announced his move at the charity in an early-morning statement. Within minutes, Nike said that it would end its relationship with him “due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade.” Nike said it will continue to support Livestrong. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report last week detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. The document’s purpose was to show why USADA has banned him from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased — including those Tour titles. It contains

sworn statements from 26 witnesses, including 11 former teammates. Armstrong, who was not paid a salary as chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, will remain on its 15-member board. His duties leading the board will be turned over to vice chairman Jeff Garvey, who was founding chairman in 1997. “This organization, its mission and its supporters are incredibly dear to my heart,” Armstrong said in a statement. “Today therefore, to spare the foundation any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding my cycling career, I will conclude my chairmanship.”

Foundation spokeswoman Katherine McLane said the decision turns over the foundation’s big-picture strategic planning to Garvey. He will also assume some of the public appearances and meetings that Armstrong used to handle. Armstrong strongly denies doping, but did not fight USADA accusations through arbitration, saying he thinks the process is unfair. Once Armstrong gave up the fight in August and the report came out, crisis management experts predicted the future of the foundation, known mainly by its Livestrong brand name, would be threatened. They said Armstrong

should consider stepping down to keep the charity from getting dragged into a debate over doping. ARMSTRONG’S inspiring story of not only recovering from testicular cancer that had spread to his lungs and brain but then winning the world’s bestknown bike race helped his foundation grow from a small operation in Texas into one of the most popular charities in the country. Armstrong drew legions of fans — and donations — and insisted he was drug free at a time when doping was rampant in professional cycling. In 2004, the foundation introduced the

yellow “Livestrong” bracelets, selling more than 80 million and creating a global symbol for cancer awareness and survivorship. “As my cancer treatment was drawing to an end, I created a foundation to serve people affected by cancer. It has been a great privilege to help grow it from a dream into an organization that today has served 2.5 million people and helped spur a cultural shift in how the world views cancer survivors,” Armstrong said. As chairman, Armstrong did not run the foundation’s day-to-day operations, which are handled by Livestrong president and chief executive Doug Ul-

man. Ulman had said last week that Armstrong’s leadership role would not change. Armstrong’s statement said he will remain a visible advocate for cancer issues, and he is expected to speak at Friday night’s 15th anniversary gala for Livestrong in Austin. “My family and I have devoted our lives to the work of the foundation and that will not change,” Armstrong said. “We plan to continue our service to the foundation and the cancer community. We will remain active advocates for cancer survivors and engaged supporters of the fight against cancer.”

Cardinals claim soggy game 3 victory over Giants By R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer after subbing for an injured Carlos Beltran and the St. Louis Cardinals chased Matt Cain before a 3½-hour rain delay in the seventh inning of a 3-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night for a 2-1 NL championship series lead. Meanwhile, game 4 of the AL championship series was rained out. Kyle Lohse worked around a season-worst five walks in 5 2-3 innings. Mitchell Boggs struck out Hunter Pence and Brandon Belt with two on to end the seventh. Jason Motte earned the first two-inning save of his career to reward what remained of a sellout crowd of 45,850 — perhaps a third — that stuck around for a game that lasted 3 hours, 2 minutes, about a half-hour shorter than

the delay. Giants second baseman Marco Scutaro had two hits and a clean game in the field, two days after Matt Holliday rammed him breaking up a double-play ball. Manager Bruce Bochy had said there would be no retaliation, and Game 3 was collision-free. The big winners in a delay that featured about a half-hour without rain while officials awaited a second, smaller front: Beer vendors, by a single out. Alcohol sales are cut off after the seventh inning in all stadiums. Cain lost for the second time this postseason, giving up three runs on five hits in 6 1-3 innings. The Giants, who entered the game batting just .217 in the postseason, were 0 for 7 with runners in scoring position. The Cardinals snapped the Giants’ five-game road winning streak in the postseason, three of them

this year. Game 4 is in St. Louis tonight, with Adam Wainwright pitching for the Cardinals. Tim Lincecum will start for the Giants. Carlos Beltran limped to the trainer’s room, taking the St. Louis Cardinals’ biggest clutch October bat with him. Beltran strained his left knee running out a double-play ball in the first and the Cardinals said he was day to day. Turns out they had the perfect substitute.

Big 12 standings Big 12 Kansas State 3-0 TCU 2-1 Texas Tech 2-1 West Virginia 2-1 Oklahoma 2-1 Oklahoma State 1-1 Iowa State 1-2 Texas 1-2 Baylor 0-2 Kansas 0-3

Overall 6-0 5-1 5-1 5-1 4-1 3-2 4-2 4-2 3-2 1-5

Last week’s results Kansas State 27, Iowa State 21 Oklahoma 63, Texas 21 Oklahoma State 20, Kansas 14 Texas Tech 49, West Virginia 14 TCU 49, Baylor 21 Saturday’s schedule Iowa State at Oklahoma St., 11 a.m. Texas Tech at TCU, 2:30 p.m. Kansas St. at West Virginia, 6 p.m. Kansas at Oklahoma, 6 p.m. Baylor at Texas 7 p.m.

Sports calendar Today Jr. High Football IMS 7th, 8th at Parsons, 5 p.m.

Friday High School Football Fort Scott at Iola, 7 p.m. Yates Center at Marmaton Valley Fredonia at Humboldt Crest at Southern Coffey County Cross Country Allen at Butler County Relay, El Dorado, 4 p.m. Saturday High School Volleyball Iola at 4A substate, El Dorado Humboldt at 3A substate, Fredonia Yates Center at 2A substate,

Uniontown Marmaton Valley at 1A substate, Moran Crest, Southern Coffey County at 1A substate, Le Roy Cross Country Iola at 4A regional, Garnett Humboldt at 3A regional, Burlington Yates Center at 2A regional, Burlington Marmaton Valley, Crest at 1A regional, Wichita Monday Jr. College Volleyball Cowley County at Allen, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Jr. College Volleyball Allen at Neosho County, 6:30 p.m.

Carpenter followed Jon Jay’s two-out single with a homer off Cain in his first at-bat of the NLCS. Beltran is batting .400 in the postseason with three homers and six RBIs, but Carpenter had big numbers against Cain. He was 4 for 4 for his career against Cain, all four of the regular-season hits for singles. This one was a much bigger deal, a drive on a 2-2 count that soared over the Cardinals bullpen in right

field and was estimated at 421 feet. Carpenter entered the game 1 for 5 in the postseason, all five pinch-hit appearances. He had an RBI single in the wild-card playoff against Atlanta. He got 14 of his 46 RBIs in April as the primary sub at first base for injured Lance Berkman. On Tuesday, Carpenter was among a group of seldom-used hitters trying to stay sharp by facing Jake Westbrook in a simulated

game. The rest of the team had the day off. Umpires called for the tarpaulin right after the Cardinals made it 3-1 on a run-scoring single by Shane Robinson and Cain was lifted. The rain intensified less than 10 minutes after the field was covered, chasing most fans who had remained in their seats up to that point. Spotters for the National Weather Service reported 60 mph winds in nearby St. Charles County.

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and all-everything running back Marques Floyd, both seniors. They spearhead an offense averaging 41 points a game, having played a number of regional powers, including Pittsburg and Coffeyville. When arriving as Mustang head coach this fall, Kerr said he used Fort Scott as a model for Iola to follow, in terms of team philosophy and offseason preparation. Tiger head coach Bob Campbell, in turn, was

equally effusive in his praise of Kerr’s Mustang squad. “They’re 5-2 and they’ve got a lot of confidence,” Campbell said. “They do a lot of good things on offense. They run the ball effectively, and they play aggressively on defense.” Just as importantly, Kerr seems to have gotten Iola’s players to buy in on his own philosophy, Campbell said. “The kids play hard, which is what you need when it comes to any program to become success-

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Marmaton Valley will host a Class 1A, Division I substate tournament. The Wildcats are seeded fourth at 15-21 and will take on fifth-seeded Heritage Christian Academy out of Olathe, 1-25, at 1 p.m. Topseeded Waverly (20-9) has a first-round bye and will take on the winner. Lebo (17-13) and St. Paul (18-14) are the second and third seeds and will face each other in the other semifinal. MEANWHILE, Southern Coffey County holds the top seed and will host its own Class 1A, Division II substate tournament. Crest is a part of the tournament as well. Tournament action begins at 1 p.m. Only five teams are in the Southern Coffey County pod; none with a winning record. The Lady Titans (13-17) are guaranteed a firstround bye and will face the winner of fourth-seed Elk

Valley (2-31) and fifth-seed Lady Lancers (0-28). Chetopa, the second seed at 10-21, will play thirdseeded Altoona-Midway (730) in the other semifinal matchup. State tournaments for both divisions of Class 1A will be Oct. 27 at Fort Hays State University. YATES CENTER is the sixth seed in the Class 2A substate hosted by Uniontown. The tournament begins at 1 p.m. The Wildcats (15-21) will take on Bishop Seabury Academy of Lawrence, seeded third at 18-12. The winner will face either second-seed Oswego (26-10) or seventh-seed Marais Des Cygnes Valley (5-20). Host Uniontown is the top seed at 26-9 and will face Arma-Northeast (626). Pleasanton, the fourth seed at 21-16, takes on fifthseeded Lyndon, 16-18, in the other quarterfinal. The Class 2A state tournament is Oct. 27 at Emporia’s White Auditorium.

ful,” he said. Slowing Iola’s offense will hinge on Fort Scott’s defensive line playing well, Campbell said. If the defensive line can control the line of scrimmage, it will free up the Tigers’ linebackers to attack the ball-carriers and receivers. Likewise, Kerr said dealing with Fort Scott’s mammoth offensive line (average weight: 254 pounds) as the key to the Mustangs’ defensive success. “We’ve reminded the guys that they still control their own destiny,” Kerr said. “Somebody from this district is getting into the playoffs at 2-1. We want it to be us.” Just as importantly, Kerr said Iola has a chance to

build momentum from the football campaign into the winter sports and through the offseason into 2013. “We’ve got a Pioneer League crown, and our cross country runners went 1, 2 and 4 in their league meet,” Kerr said. “This is something our other teams can build on and be successful as well.” Iola will start Tyler Clubine at center, while Aaron Barclay will shift to offensive guard in the starting lineup. “We wanted Tyler to get a start on senior night,” Kerr said. “We’ll rotate guys in and out.” The Iola seniors will be honored in a pregame ceremony prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff at Riverside Park.

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skewed when they were added in than when they were pulled out. The objective was to have as accurate a comparison to previous years in terms of looking for trends in progress in the state assessment.

— Kathy Toelkes, Kansas Department of Education spokeswoman

The McPherson district in central Kansas has about 2,400 students, while the Clifton-Clyde district in north-central Kansas has about 300 students. Neither had the same potential as Kansas City to affect statewide results because they are so much smaller. The test score issue arose after the three districts received a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind education law that allowed them to use the ACT college entrance exam and another test designed for younger students called ACT EXPLORE. McPherson received a similar waiver in 2011, but this year marks the first time that Kansas City and Clifton-Clyde didn’t give their older students the state exam. Initially, scores on the alternative exams were combined with statewide results. The problem is older students from the three districts were inadvertently counted twice, leading the state to report large drops in student performance and prompting concerns that state funding woes were to blame. Double-counting the three districts’ scores was particularly problematic because Kansas City saw its scores drop dramatically with the new, more difficult test. State data show

the district went from having 72.4 percent of its 11th graders at or above standard in reading in 2011 to just 17.9 percent in 2012. When the state discovered the double-counting problem, it separated the scores of the three districts’ older students from the statewide data. Those recalculated statewide totals showed a smaller drop in overall scores and less growth in the gap between students receiving government-subsidized meals and those who aren’t. The state said at the time that it would decide later whether to combine them. Toelkes, the Education Department spokeswoman, noted that the ACT exam is designed to measure college and career readiness, while state assessments measure grade-level proficiency. She said the board raised concerns that combining the scores would artificially deflate statewide averages. “It was the belief of the majority of the board that it was important to be able to compare apples to apples when looking at progress of students on state assessments,� Toelkes said in an email. “We can’t assume what the performance of the KCK students, or students from the other two districts with waivers, might have been if they had taken the state assessment.�

Kansas in brief Sprint buys majority control of Clearwire

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is buying out the founder of Clearwire to gain majority control of the wireless network operator. The move follows the pledge by Japan’s Softbank to infuse Sprint with cash by buying a majority stake in it. Sprint Nextel Corp. says in a regulatory filing today that it will pay wireless pioneer Craig McCaw and his holding company $100 million for a 5 percent stake in Clearwire, pushing Sprint’s stake above 50 percent. Clearwire has the right to use a large share of the nation’s airwaves, but lacks the money to renovate and expand its network. Sprint has been struggling financially too, and hasn’t been in a position to invest in Clearwire until Monday’s announcement that Japanese cellphone company Softbank would buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20 billion.

Board approves KU building projects

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved three construction projects at the University of Kansas. The regents on Wednesday approved projects to erect a new School of Business building, a new home for the original rules of basketball and two residence halls. The School of Business building will cost nearly $66 million. Capitol Federal Savings of Tennessee donated $20 million to the project. The school needs the Legislature’s approval for bond authority for the

full amount. The proposed $18 million “Rules of Basket Ball� museum will be an addition to Allen Fieldhouse. The Lawrence JournalWorld reports it will cost about $48 million to raze McCollum Hall and build two new residence halls. McCollum won’t be torn down until the new residence halls open in the fall 2015 semester.

Kansans drop off 2.5 tons of medications

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement took in more than 2.5 tons of unused or expired medications during a national day designed to take such medications out of circulation. National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day brought in 5,334 pounds of drugs at 70 locations across Kansas on Sept. 29. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday the program has taken more than 2 million pounds of drugs in two years, including more than 12 tons in Kansas Experts say flushing the drugs or throwing them away leads to safety and health problems.

Schools panel to take anonymous tips online

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s school efficiency task force has launched a web page to take anonymous tips about problems with school spending. Brownback’s office unveiled the new website Wednesday. The governor also announced that he’s added Iola Superintendent


Brian Pekarek as the panel’s 11th member. Brownback formed the task force last month to look for ways to make public schools more efficient spending their state funding. Most of the panel’s members are certified public accountants, including Brownback budget director Steve Anderson. The governor was criticized for not including any teachers or administrators. Brownback’s office says the new web portal give students, parents, teachers and administrators a way to disclose inefficiencies they’ve experienced.

Kansas City gets first female postmaster

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City is getting its first female postmaster. The U.S. Postal Service says in a release that Deborah Woodrum has been named the 36th Postmaster of Kansas City. A formal ceremony announcing Woodrum’s selection is scheduled for Friday in Kansas City. Woodrum began working for the Postal Service 31 years ago as a letter carrier in Kansas City. She has also been postmaster in Des Moines, Iowa, and acting postmaster in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and the Shawnee Mission postal district in northeastern Kansas. The Postal Service says Woodrum is the first female postmaster for Kansas City, which serves more than 200,000 customers and has more than 500 employees and nine stations and branches.

Judge expected to rule in Texas bible verse suit By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge is expected to rule today whether a group of cheerleaders should be allowed to continue quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school football games. District officials barred the Kountze High School

cheerleaders from displaying banners with religious messages such as, “If God is for us, who can be against us,� after the Freedom From Religion Foundation complained. The advocacy group says the messages violated the First Amendment clause barring the government — or a publicly funded school district, in this case — from

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that schools must respect the rights of students to express their religious beliefs. The Freedom From Religion Foundation, which is dedicated to the separation of church and state, also intervened saying in the context of a football game it was unclear who was responsible for the messages, the school or the cheerleaders. “The speech in question is government speech or, at a minimum, school-sponsored speech,� the group said in court papers. “If the majority of the cheerleaders were atheists, would a court support their ‘right’ to hold up a banner insulting Christian-

ity or all believers? The district has every right to simply prohibit all run-through and on-field banners.� Republican Gov. Rick Perry also has spoken out in favor of the cheerleaders. “Anyone who is expressing their faith should be celebrated, from my perspective, in this day and age of instant gratification, this me-first culture that we see all too often,� Perry said Wednesday. “We’re a nation built on the concept of free expression of ideas. We’re also a culture built on the concept that the original law is God’s law, outlined in the Ten Commandments.�

Unemployment aid applications jumps “ Though still By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months. The increase represents a rebound from the previous week’s sharp drop. Both swings were largely due to technical factors. The four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, rose slightly to 365,500, the Labor Department said today. That is still a level consistent with modest hiring. Last week, California reported a large drop in applications, pushing down the overall figure to the lowest since February 2008. This week, it reported a significant increase. The gyrations occurred because it processed applications last week that were delayed from the previous week. A department spokesman said the seasonally adjusted numbers “are being distorted ... by an issue of

struggling, the U.S. labor market appears to be making headway, and we should see a modest improvement in October... payrolls.

— Sal Guatieri, an economist at BMO Capital Markets


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas test score averages won’t include the results of about 2,700 older students from three districts, including the state’s fifth-largest, because of an alternative test that was used in place of the standard statewide exam. The Kansas Board of Education voted Wednesday during its meeting in Topeka to separately report the scores from McPherson, Clifton-Clyde and Kansas City, Kan., because those districts gave an alternative exam to their eighth-grade and high school students. “The feeling of the board is they were more skewed when they were added in than when they were pulled out,� Kansas Department of Education spokeswoman Kathy Toelkes said in an interview. “The objective was to have as accurate a comparison to previous years in terms of looking for trends in progress in the state assessment.� But excluding the scores from Kansas City will inflate the statewide average because the 20,500-student district is the state’s poorest and historically has scored below the statewide average. The exclusion also will affect statewide results for poor and minority students. State officials told the board that the district enrolls about 20 percent of the state’s black students, and statewide data shows 88 percent of its students are so poor that they qualify for government-subsidized school meals.



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timing.� Applications are a proxy for layoffs. When they consistently fall below 375,000, it suggests hiring is healthy enough to lower the unemployment rate. Several economists simply calculated the average of the two distorted weeks, which is 365,000. That’s in line with the recent trend. But it’s modestly improved from September, suggesting that hiring could be a bit better this month. “Though still struggling,

the U.S. labor market appears to be making headway, and we should see a modest improvement in October ... payrolls,� Sal Guatieri, an economist at BMO Capital Markets, said in an email to clients. The number of people receiving benefits fell. Just over 5 million people received unemployment aid in the week ending Sept. 29, the latest data available. That was about 40,000 fewer than the previous week. Some recent reports suggest the economy is picking up. Retail sales grew in September at a healthy clip. And builders started construction on new homes and apartments last month at the fastest pace in more than four years. Still, the economy is not growing fast enough to generate much hiring. Growth slowed to a tepid annual rate of 1.3 percent in the April-June quarter, down from 2 percent in the previous quarter. Most economists see growth staying at or below 2 percent in the second half of the year.

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WASHINGTON — A CIA officer was among those killed by a suicide bomber in southern Afghanistan last weekend, sources familiar with the incident said Wednesday, in the latest of a series of fatal insider attacks that have undermined American efforts to turn security over to Afghan forces. A NATO spokesman said the bomber was a member of Afghanistan’s intelligence service, the National Directorate of Security, or NDS. An NDS spokesman disputed that, telling the Associated Press that the attacker had worn an Afghan uniform to gain access to the building in Kandahar. A U.S. official said the bomber had served on the Afghan police force for six years before moving to the NDS. He said officials believe the attack was a Taliban operation targeting NDS officers. The bomber was noticed acting suspiciously but detonated the device before anyone could shoot him. The bomber reportedly blew himself up Saturday as Americans and Afghan officials were arriving to deliver new office furniture to the intelligence headquarters in Kandahar’s Maruf district. Two Americans and four Afghan intelligence agents were killed in the blast. The Pentagon identified the U.S. military casualty as Army Spc. Brittany B. Gordon, 24, of St. Petersburg, Fla., who was assigned to a military intelligence company. The second American killed was a CIA officer deployed in Afghanistan, sources familiar with the situation said. CIA staff was briefed on the bombing this week, said the sources, who would not be quoted discussing potentially classified information. The officer’s name and role was not disclosed. The CIA had no comment. More than 50 U.S. and NATO troops have been killed this year by members of Afghan security forces, although Saturday’s incident apparently is the first reported insider attack by an Afghan intelligence officer. In September 2011, an Afghan working for the U.S. government killed one CIA employee and wounded another American in an attack on a CIA office in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Cuba migration unlikely to change US travel By MIMI WHITEFIELD and JUAN O. TAMAYO The Miami Herald

MIAMI — While Cubans on the island celebrated a government announcement easing travel restrictions, some Cuban-Americans were skeptical the changes would have much impact on improving travel between the two adversarial nations. While eliminating the need for a letter of invitation and an exit visa to travel abroad as well as the necessity for re-entry permits for Cubans who live outside the island and want to visit, the Cuban government still re-

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Disclosing having herpes, not easy but necessary Dear Carolyn: I have herpes. After a 15-year marriage I was smug in thinking I was “clean.” I found out after having Lover No. 2, realizing it wasn’t safe out there and having every test done. Thing is, I think I’ve had it all along — during my marriage — and my doctor never tested for it, and it really didn’t affect me, not even after having two kids. I now take the pill the doctor prescribed as soon as I feel it coming on, and the outbreak goes away fast. The problem is Lover No. 2 found the prescription bottle, took pictures of it and blackmails me if I try to break up. Bad enough, I know. I’m getting rid of Lover No. 2. My question is: Something like 70 percent of people have this; I have a very mild version that occurs infrequently and is controllable; I know when it’s coming, and I can refrain from

Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax

sex until it’s gone. Do I have to tell right away? Lover No. 2 says yes, and I think you will, too, but I feel like if I have to say this at the beginning of a relationship I will probably never have sex, let alone a relationship, again. How do you say it? What if you only want a casual relationship? What if you want more and it’s a nice guy who now thinks you’re a slut? Obviously Anonymous Answer: Anyone who thinks you’re a “slut” for having herpes is not a nice guy. That’s the easiest point I’ll ever get to make in this column. “Clean” is for

clothes, not people. Another point from the no-agonizing-necessary list: Yes, you must disclose. You may have a mild case and also “know when it’s coming,” and about 20 percent of the population has it, but — quoting the American Social Health Association (www., which also lists support resources): “There are several days throughout the year when herpes can be spread even when no symptoms are present (called asymptomatic reactivation or asymptomatic shedding).” For No. 2 to be surprised by your prescription bottle, he had to have been in the dark about your diagnosis. So wrong of you. He reacted by charting new waters of wrong — he belongs in a crime novel, not your bed — but that doesn’t mitigate in any way your failure to do the right thing by disclosing your condition.

Now, with No. 2 presumably gone by the time this column appears, here’s what you do from now on: Date as always. Your duty to disclose kicks in after you’ve made the decision to have sex and before you have sex. Yes, some people will leave you for it. There’s no way around it, and, yes, it will be more painful to lose someone you’ve gotten to know than someone you just met. But your health isn’t your dates’ business until you get close enough for it to be their business. It is merely an added bonus that, once you do get to know a man, you’re likely to have formed a decent hunch about how he’ll receive your news — and just having that in mind will help you screen out the shaming type before things even get that far. Herpes is a deterrent, yes, but it also works as a screen.

No cure for dry mouth, see dentist Dear Drs. Donohue and Roach: In the past couple of

years, I have developed dry mouth, which has become severe. My rheumatologist said that it is Sjogren’s syndrome. She said it should be treated with prednisone, but I will not take prednisone because of the terrible side effects. Is there another drug out there without the side effects of prednisone that can help me? I am desperate. —- M.B. Answer: Sjogren’s (SHOW-grins) syndrome is an autoimmune disease — one in which the body’s immune system goes on the attack. In your case, its focus is the glands that produce tears and saliva. The hallmark is generalized dryness. Other parts of the body can be affected. Sjogren’s syndrome can exist by itself, or in combination with other illnesses, such as rheumatoid arthritis. There is no cure for Sjogren’s syndrome. There is treatment. Prednisone is sometimes used for Sjogren’s syndrome, but newer medicines have some benefit for people with varieties of Sjogren’s that affect blood vessels, joints or the lungs. I would recommend you go back to your rheumatologist and see if she can work with you to find some alternatives to prednisone. Since a persistent dry mouth can lead to early and extensive dental disease, regular dental care is imperative. There are overthe-counter products for dry mouth that work well and can help prevent this, but see your dentist.


A valuable resource for patients with Sjogren’s is the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation. You can reach the foundation online at or by calling 800-475-6473.

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Woman gives birth on subway PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a very unusual delivery on a Philadelphia subway line. Police say a woman riding the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Broad Street line told officers she gave birth aboard a northbound train Tuesday afternoon. KYW-TV reports transit police Officer Loyd Rodgers and his partner gave the stork a helping hand after the woman approached them

at the Olney (AHL’-nee) station. Nestled in her clothing was her baby boy, umbilical cord still attached. Rodgers wrapped the newborn in a blanket and called for medics. He says all activity in the busy subway station halted as riders snapped pictures and congratulated the new mom. Mother and baby are doing fine at a hospital. The new mom’s name wasn’t released.

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Left, Johnny Adams holds a pumpkin while Joey Dunlap takes the seeds out. There were a total of 20 pumpkins, half of which were donated by Walmart and the other half were purchased by the Bowlus.

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At the Parsons Livestock Market sale Wednesday, 964 cattle were sold. Choice cows 60-93; canners and cutters 46-68-80; shelly cows, 68 and back; choice bulls 90-100; lower grades 78-90. Steers: Up to 400# 170-

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