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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

LE ROY — Unlike the mechanized behemoths of today, Ray Whiteley’s mowing outfit was considerably quieter. His “engine” — a pair of 1,200-pound mules — needed only an occasional break from the stifling summer heat as Whiteley traversed his way around an 18acre prairie hay meadow. “It’s a little warm, so we’ve been taking it easy,” Whiteley said. “It’s our little hobby.” The mules were pulling Whiteley’s antique sickle bar mower, a small wagon with cutting bar

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Calls to thedawned 911 dispatch Saturday crispcenter and average onebalmy almost every 10 clear, with weather tominfolutes.— perfect conditions for caplow And while that may sound a litping Iola’s 41st annual Farm-City tle slow, played out over 24 hours Days. a “It daywas and39every daywhen of the degrees weyear, got thethis total comes to(before 55,000.dawn) to up morning what we received last get“That’s the booth ready,” said Keith year,” of Angie Locke Iola’sMurphy, Trinity dispatch United center director, told Allen Methodist Church spot County where commissioners Tuesday mornbaked concessions were sold. ing. By 8 a.m., it was in the midtotal of — the she 5K figures 40sThe for call the start run half or more for true sponsored by are Iola’s Relayemerfor gencies — wasn’t the point her Life. Though runners wereoffew, appearance, but the magnitude of organizers hope to make the run the number captivated commisthrough Iola streets a tradition. sioners. By early afternoon, a crowd Murphy was deep beforelined commisseveral people the sioners to request a Farm-City 20 percent 10-block route of the increase in the department’s budDays parade. get for 2012, up farm $126,000 over this Bands, floats, equipment, year’s $490,000. cars old and new and other enThe increase seemed one pretty tries made the procession of hefty . Murphy reasoned health the best yet and drew continual insurance cost an additional cheers fromwill spectators. $50,000 and another $6,000more was The festival was much expected forparade. Kansas Public Emthan just the COUNTY | Page A5 Vendors,See selling a variety of things, offering advice, demon-


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attached. The bar was triggered through a gear box engaged as its wheels roll. With no mechanical engine to speak of, the only noise emanating from his unit was from the teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar rotating back and forth. Joining Whiteley was neighbor and friend Greg Gleue, with his own mowing outfit, another sickle bar mower pulled by a pair of Percheron draft horses. “We’re having some fun with it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind of a wimp about it. He needs a

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Cheating Car show scandal displays its detailed horsepower

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta schools SCHWARTZ Superintendent By STEVEN Beverly Hall knew about ing allegations standardized Dozens of hot on rods, speedsters teststrucks but either themSator and were ignored in full form tried to hide them, according to a urday for the Farm-City Days state investigation. car show on the west side of the An 800-page released square, and Iolareport resident Rick Tuesday to is The Dougherty noAssociated stranger toPress havby his Gov. Deal’s office ing car Nathan recognized. through an open request Dougherty’s car,records a replica Shelshows educators by 427, several represents a rare reportmodel ed cheating their348 schools. But from the ’60s in — only were ever the report says Hall, who won built. He estimated about 215 origthe national of inals are stillSuperintendent around, with the the Year award other cheapest sellinginin2009, the and neighboradministrators ignored those rehood of $600,000. The beautiful ports and sometimes retaliated speedster’s blue body paint and against the whistleblowers. white racing stripe glistened in theThe sun. yearlong Dougherty investigation has been inshows educators nearly four volved in car showsatfor the past 11 dozen and Atlanta elementary and years, has taken his vehicles middle cheated on stanto manyschools car shows throughout dardized tests by helping stuthe Midwest, including Missouri, dents or changing the answers Kansas and Oklahoma. once exams were handed in. Dougherty said his favorite The investigators also found a things about displaying his work “culture of fear, intimidation and in a car show is to share his retaliation”with in the school district knowledge others. over the cheating allegations, “It gives me something to do,” which led said. to educators lying Dougherty “I really enjoy about the cheating or don’t destroying talking to people who know much about classic cars.” See CHEATING | Page A5 “Something to do” may be an See CARS | Page A4

Temps for run Obama, Romney aim for swing vote final debate lookininviting Photos by Allison Tinn, Bob Johnson and Steven Schwartz

By PAUL WEST and ALANA SEMUELS Tribune Washington Bureau

Scott’s successful 2010 campaign asm for Romney could give him for governor. an edge. As many as 1 in 10 Flor“We have a lot of communities ida voters may be up for grabs, BOCA RATON, Fla. — Foreign here that care about foreign pol- and Fernando Valladrez is among policy may be the topic, but un- icy, especially in South Florida, them. decided voters will be the targets whether it’s the “I have to watch the debate towhen Mitt Romney and President Jewish communight to see,” said the 32-year-old Obama hold their third and final nity, the Cuban father of two, who works at Walt debate tonight. Disney World and lives in Davencommunity, the Mobilizing supporters is a pri- Haitian commuport, along central Florida’s hotly ority for both men. It is especially nity or the Hiscontested Interstate 4 corridor. vital for Obama, whose backers panic Valladrez voted for Obama commuare less likely to vote than Rom- nity across the in 2008 but says he agrees with ney’s, polls indicate. But with the state,” said Dan Barack Obama Romney on social issues, such as latest opinion surveys showing Gelber, a former abortion and whether Catholic the race dead even, it is increas- state senator from Miami Beach hospitals should pay for employee ingly likely that the next presi- who is working with the Obama insurance coverage for contracepdent will be chosen by a relatively campaign. “This debate will be a tives, though he doesn’t like Romtiny group: swing-state voters big one.” ney’s position on who have yet to commit firmly to With just two weeks left until immigration. Register/Susan Lynn either candidate. election,atboth campaigns are “I in think I These men are ready to leave theirthe inhibitions home as they participate Friday night’s favorite Florida, where the candidates wooing many of the same vot- might go for race, the drag race. From left to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and will meet on the Lynn University ers: non-Cuban Latinos in central Romney,” ValFred Heismeyer. The race begins at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square. campus not far from the turquoise Florida, Jews in South Florida ladrez said. Atlantic surf, is a prime example and seniors and suburban women “Four years of of the down-to-the-wire 2012 fight. almost everywhere. Romney ral- Obama have not Mitt Romney Here, as elsewhere, debate season lied supporters in Daytona Beach done anything.” has shifted the presidential con- on Friday night, and Obama Adam Gartest in Romney’s direction, had Shop, been leaning toward in Delray and cia, By SUSAN LYNN put- plans year astops woman’s garterBeach was transThe40, Shirt 20 W. Jackson, ting even more pressure on the Tampa this week. Their running Obama, but the first two debates ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a candidates their finalof joint ap- mates have also blitzed the state helped push him toward the ReIf you’veingot enough it, Frito another. wide selection from which to pearance. challenger, though . day night is the night to let your recently “It’s better than a baton,” said publican choose. Doors open ateven 10 p.m. “The debate’s big, and it’s parlast four years to haveparticipate been good Republicans remain worried hair down. David Toland, executive director theRegistration ticularly bigtest for isFloridians be- that Obama’s extensive get-out- for him. Garcia bought a house in One sure to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the drag race is $5. That also cause it’s in our state,” said Susie operation could carry Celebration and works at Southin the “Drag Race” as a runup to the-vote gains participants entrance to a of the organizers for Friday’s Wiles, a Jacksonville-based stratwest Airlines. him, and Democrats are conthe Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber events. 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive egist who ranLife Republican Rick cerned that heightened enthusi“I knew Obama could Run For Your race. If you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. what Jackson. Tickets can Men and women alike are en- wear — no worries. be purchased in advance at the couraged to dress in a cross-genDresses, 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

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bring to the table. I didn’t know what Romney could bring to the By BOB JOHNSON table,” he said, adding that he could his mind “If An change anticipated field again. of a thouObama does well today, I’m inwho big sand runners and walkers, trouble. who to busisupwill fleeI won’t Iola’sknow downtown port.” ness district early Saturday as Anecdotal evidence growCharley Melvin did in of 1905, can ing support for Romney among be thankful that Melvin chose to Latinos in central Florida redo his dastardly deed in theismidinforced bynight. recent public polling. dle of the ButHad Matt a University the Barreto, event being commemoof Washington science rated occurred political in mid-day, parprofessor who battle surveys Latino ticipants would oppressive opinion, thatwith his indeheat andcontends humidity, both pendent surveys show the forecast at the upper end Latino of the vote continuing trend daytime toward discomfort scaletoduring Obama, in Florida and elsewhere. Friday and Saturday . As is, they Latinos, roughly of will run and walk 17 inpercent somewhat the Florida electorate, may prebe more inviting temperatures slower to make a final choice, one dicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. reason there may be even more Saturday. undecided here than will in The race voters — many walkers other states. “Latinos do be outswing for a stroll — will cap activdemonstrate a surge in enthusiities that start late Friday afterasm the last weeks” before nooninand will two go on throughout an said. theelection, evening.Barreto Included will be the Both campaigns are inundating much-awaited “drag race,” feathe radio airwaves Spanishturing some of thewith area’s finest language advertising, butin they’re men and women dressed drag. notChris convincing some voters. Allen Weiner at Thrive “I wasted my vote with last time,” County, co-sponsor Allen said Betty Varala, 41, afor Puerto County Crimestoppers “The Rican American whoBomber supported Charley Melvin Mad Run Obama 2008. said Her husband, who for yourinLife,” total of particworked in construction, was with last ipants was approaching 450, employed two years agothe and the about 200 signed on for 5-kilometer run. The walk will follow a 3-kilometer course. “Registration, including probably a fifth online, has really

picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday

Bob Schieffer, host Face of exafternoon. As in theof past, “we the CBS will be the pectNation a lot ofonpeople to sign up Frimoderator day night.”for the final debate tonight. Cost is $12 for the walk. Run-

ners’ fees are $14 for youth to age couple their house. 17, $20 lost for adults and $17 each for Although still has a job, in members of she teams. hotel management, is disRunners in the Varala third annual gusted with politicians. “They event will aim for best times of promise andmales promise but don’t 15.40.06 for and 20.44.78 for do anything,” she said. This year, females, set last year. she’s not going to vote.Dy-No-Mite” Sticks of “Melvin Butbe other Latinos, as will awarded thewhile firstnot three enthusiastic as lastand time, are still places for males females in motivated to ages vote. groups, They include each of five 15 and Miguel 40, and46-60 Mario Perunder, Lopez, 16-30, 31-45, and 61 ez, 53, both mental health profesand over. sionals down for dinner at All sitting participants will break Puerto a restaurant from inRico’s front Cafe, of the post office. in Kissimmee. They were already Runners will follow a course that supporting Obama when they will take them on West to Washington, then Jackson,| Jefferson See DEBATE Page A2 and East to Cottonwood. They See TEMPS | B6

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See, Hear Iola Iola Municipal Band — Since“The 1871 — Wonders of

By ALLISON TINN At the bandstand Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kansas GuideJim Garner, director book.” 8 p.m. This month’s “See, Hear Iola!” Each person can vote on what PROGRAM program will be at 10 a.m. Friday they think is unique to VotStar Spangled Banner ..................................................arr. J.P.Iola. Sousa at Americans the Community Building in ing began Labor Day and will We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore Riverside Park. run until around Nov. 1. Boxes Rock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... arr. Jack Bullockto Shelia Lampe will moderate receive nominations will be set Army of the Nile — march ...................................Kenneth J. Alford theBegin event of while also giving an upup at the library, Chamber office, the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porter date on happenings around town. City Hall and theAlex Allen County Invercargill — march ................................................... Lithgow Becky will explain the Historical Society. Hymn Nilges to the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney “8 Men Wonders of the Iola Area” Elyssa Jackson will be the of Ohio — march ............................................. Henry Fillmore campaign. The promotion coinkeynote speaker. She is the new A Sixties Time Capsule — medley .............................. arr. Jennings cides with Marci Penner’s preAllen County Historical Society The Washington Post — march ...................................John P. Sousa sentation ofouther travelwill guide, directorfor and will be introducing Rained concerts be rescheduled Friday evening. herself to the community and her goals for the historical society. Vol. 113, No. 209 Vol. 114, No. 251

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threatened to drag the country his regime, is a member of the back into the kind of sectarian Alawite sect — an offshoot of strife that plagued it for decades Shiite Islam. Lebanon and Syria — much of it linked to Syria. share similar sectarian divides Sporadic cracks of gunfire that have fed tensions in both rang out in Beirut as soldiers countries, increasingly. Most of Lebanon’s Sunnis backed by armored personal carriers with heavy machine have backed Syria’s mainly Sunguns took up position on major ni rebels, while Lebanese Shiites thoroughfares and dismantled tend to back Assad. roadblocks. At times, troops exAl-Hassan’s assassination changed gunfire with Sunni gun- has imperiled Lebanon’s fragile men. political balance. Many politiAl-Hassan was a Sunni who cians blamed Syria for the killchallenged Syria and its pow- ing and angry protesters tried erful Lebanese ally, the Shiite to storm the government palace militant group Hezbollah. The after al-Hassan’s funeral on Sunuprising in Syria is dominated day, venting their rage at leadBrian Pekarek, visits with Barb and Marcy Boring by the Sunni center, majority fighting ers Geffert they consider puppets of at a the USD 257 board office. Syrian President Bashar Assad, murderous Syrian regime. But who like many who dominate

Pekarek finds home at USD 257 BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese troops launched a major secuBy JOE today SNEVE rity operation to open all roads and force gunmen off the When Brian Pekarek was hired streets, trying to contain an outas burst superintendent of Iola of violence set the off by the school district in February, he assassination of a top intellisawgence an opportunity “reinvigoofficial whotowas a powerrate” 257. of Syria. Sectarian fulUSD opponent With a overnight focus onkilled academic clashes at least achievement two people.and public transparency, Opponents Pekarek hopes can furof he Syria have ther success for the district and blamed the regime in Damasthecus more students relyforthan the 1,300 killing of Lebanese ingBrig. on it. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan Pekarek walks talk. na- . in a Beirut car his bomb on A Friday With See Lebanon already tense and PEKAREK | Page A5 deeply divided over the civil war next door, the assassination has

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But he chose not to fight USADA in one of the agency’s arbitration hearings, Armstrong arguing the process was biased against him. Former Armstrong team director Johan Bruyneel is also facing doping charges, but he is challenging the USADA case in arbitration. On Sunday, Armstrong greeted about 4,300 cyclists at his Livestrong charity’s fundraiser bike ride in Texas, telling the crowd he’s faced a “very difficult” few weeks. “I’ve been better, but I’ve also been worse,” Armstrong, a cancer survivor, told the crowd. While drug use allegations have followed the 41-year-old Armstrong throughout much of his career, the USADA report has badly damaged his reputation. Longtime sponsors Nike, Trek Bicycles and Anheuser-Busch have dropped him, as have other companies, and Armstrong also stepped down last week as chairman of Livestrong, the cancer awareness charity he founded 15 years ago after surviving testicular cancer which spread to his lungs and brain. Armstrong’s astonishing return from lifethreatening illness to the summit of cycling offered an inspirational story that transcended the sport. However, his downfall has ended “one of the most sordid chapters in sports history,” USADA said in its 200-page report published two weeks ago. Armstrong has consistently argued that the USADA system was rigged against him, calling the agency’s effort a “witch hunt.” If Armstrong’s Tour victories are not reassigned there would be a hole in the record books, marking a shift from how organizers treated similar cases in the past.

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USD 257 Board of Education meeting, 6:30 p.m., Iola High School lecture hall. Iola City Council meeting, 6 p.m., Community Building in Riverside Park.


Allen County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse commissioners’ room. Iola Kiwanis Club, noon, Allen Community College Student Center meeting room. Allen County Hospital trustees meeting, 7 p.m., Mary Ellen Stadler meeting room at Allen County Hospital, open to public. American Red Cross office, 9-11:30 a.m., Emprise Bank.


Vespers rehearsal, 8:15 p.m., choir room at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. KS 880, Iola, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 meeting, Calvary United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson. Rotary Club, noon, The Greenery. Allen Community College music concert; 7 p.m., Bowlus Fine Arts Center.


Senior Citizens and Card Club potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m., senior citizens center, 204 N. Jefferson. See, Hear Iola! program, 10 a.m., Community Building in Riverside Park.


Iola High School band marches in the Neewollah Parade, Independence. The Whisnants, 6 p.m., Bowlus Fine Arts Center. Presented by the Southeast Kansas Christian Artists Series.

Former Navy lawyer seeks new license “ The respondent (Diaz) mailed the card the JOHN MILBURN Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former Navy lawyer who was convicted during a court martial in 2007 for mailing secret information about Guantanamo Bay detainees is seeking to get his law license reinstated in Kansas. Attorneys for Matthew Diaz will argue on Thursday before the Kansas Supreme Court to accept a recommendation from the Office of Judicial Administration to suspend his law license for three years effective 2008. Because of the timeline, Diaz would be reinstated with the Kansas bar. The disciplinary hearing panel said Diaz warranted “significant discipline” for his actions, which included the act of printing and sending classified information and sending it to an unauthorized person. “The respondent (Diaz) mailed the card the day before he left the island so as to reduce his chance of facing consequences for his actions,” the hearing panel

noted in its filing with the Kansas Supreme Court. However, disciplinary administrator Stan Hazlett sought for the panel to recommend disbarring Diaz. Diaz, who was a lieutenant commander in the Navy, is currently living in New York. He earned his law degree in 1994 from Washburn University in Topeka and was admitted to practice law in Kansas. He is represented by Wichita attorney Jack Focht who argues that Diaz by virtue of his court martial, discharge from the Navy and prison term had been punished enough for his actions. Focht argues that Diaz was torn between what he believed was his ethical duty to see that the accused terrorists received legal counsel and his duties as a military officer to obey orders. Prosecutors say Diaz went to his office in January 2005 and used his classified computer to log onto a classified military network and access a database with detainee information. They

day before he left the island so as to reduce his chance of facing consequences for his actions.

— Hearing panel noted in its filing with the Kansas Supreme Court

say he printed information that included the names of 550 detainees, their nationalities, the interrogators assigned to them and intelligence sources and methods. Diaz then cut the document into 39 sheets that he placed inside a card with a big heart and a Chihuahua on its front and mailed it to Barbara Olshansky, they say. At the time, Olshansky worked for the Center for Constitutional Rights, a nonprofit legal group that was suing the federal government to obtain the names of detainees because the U.S. Supreme Court had ruled they had the right to challenge their detention.

She turned the document over to federal authorities, and they traced it to Diaz. According to court documents, Diaz sent the list of names on the day before he was to leave Guantanamo, knowing that if he was no longer on the island he would not have to answer for his actions. Diaz’s attorneys noted that their client had strong feelings toward prisoner rights. When he was 16 years old, his father, who was a nurse, was convicted in Southern California for multiple counts of murder for injecting patients with a lethal dose of Lidocaine. His father was sentenced to death but died of natural causes in prison in 2010.

to see someone who is supportive of small business, not the Wal-Marts of the world.” Elizabeth Nelson of St. Cloud also is leaning toward Obama, in part because she doesn’t like Romney’s across-the-board tax cuts, or, she said, his Mormonism. “The only thing I like about Obama is that he’s going to raise taxes on the rich, not the middle class,” said Nelson, 54, who works in state government. Tammy Rebello, 45, who works in the dental field, thinks Obama spent too much of his presidency on healthcare and not enough on the economy. But after learning more about Romney’s views on issues like abortion and contraception

— a central focus of Obama ads — she wants to send off her absentee ballot soon. “I think I’m just going to sit down and make up my mind,” she said.

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were forwarded a video of Romney joking about needing to be Latino to win the race, which motivated them to support the president even more. Another group both sides are pursuing: Jewish voters, who make up about 4 percent of the statewide electorate. No one expects Romney to carry the Jewish vote, but if he can cut into Obama’s margins it could make a big difference in a tight Florida race. With backing from casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the Republican Jewish Coalition is airing anti-Obama TV ads in South Florida, where most of the state’s Jewish voters reside. In one, a woman with a New York accent declares that Obama is “not a friend of Israel.” The Obama campaign, waging an aggressive counter-campaign, dispatched Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to the state over the weekend. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of South Florida, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, is joining a weeklong bus tour of the state to promote in-person early voting, which starts Saturday. But Romney has already won over Lo Silverman, 66, a freelance writer and assistant to a chiropractor. She voted for Obama in 2008 because “I liked the way he talked,” she said. “I thought, maybe he’s a breath of fresh air.” But she’s disappointed about

the federal debt and doesn’t like the way the president has treated Israel. “I didn’t like his snub of Bibi,” she said, referring to

Romney is more big business. I want to see someone who is suportive of small business not the Wal-Marts of the world. — Shawn Porter, small business owner in St. Cloud

GENEVA (AP) — Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life by cycling’s governing body today following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams. International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid announced that the federation accepted USADA’s report on Armstrong and would not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling and he deserves to be forgotten in cycling,” McQuaid said at a news conference. “This is a landmark day for cycling.” The decision clears the way for Tour de France organizers to officially remove Armstrong’s name from the record books, erasing his consecutive victories from 1999-2005. Tour director Christian Prudhomme has said the race would go along with whatever cycling’s governing body decides and will have no official winners for those years. USADA said Armstrong should be banned and stripped of his Tour titles for “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen” within his U.S. Postal Service and Discovery Channel teams. The USADA report said Armstrong and his teams used steroids, the blood booster EPO and blood transfusions. The report included statements from 11 former teammates who testified against Armstrong. “I was sickened by what I read in the USADA report,” McQuaid said, singling out the testimony of David Zabriskie. “The story he told of how he was coerced and to some extent forced into doping is just mind boggling.” Armstrong denies doping, saying he passed hundreds of drug tests.

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a much-discussed incident in which Obama appeared on a TV talk show in New York as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the city, the two never meeting. Still, there are some voters who are leaning toward Obama, as long as he doesn’t blow it tonight. They include Shawn Porter, 40, a small-business owner in St. Cloud. Porter thinks Romney is too conservative on social issues, and that Obama seems more open to compromise — a good thing, to Porter. Top in his mind, he said, is picking a candidate who would support his small business, which provides hunting equipment for paranormal investigations. Porter didn’t think that person would be Romney. “Romney is more big business,” he said. “I want

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Plants to plastic: SEK replete with possible fuel source A KU center is developing processes for extracting industrial chemicals from cellulose that could create a major new industry for Kansas. Bala Subramaniam, director of the Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis, presented an outline of the possibilities at the Economic Policy Conference at the university Thursday. Ten percent of the oil produced becomes feedstock to produce chemicals used in manufacturing plastic, making household products and other commercial products. That production produces twothirds of the profit realized from the commercial use of oil, Subramaniam said. The chemicals found in oil are also in plants. The CEBC is developing ways to extract chemicals from biomass cheaply enough to make the use of biomass now wasted — such as wheat straw and corn stalks — into an industry. Kansas is an ideal place for such an industry to develop, he said, pointing out that the state ranks fourth in the production of biomass, third in production of wind energy, 10th in oil and gas production and is well served with railroads and pipelines. He believes the potential of extracting chemicals from biomass is great enough to justify devoting 5 percent of Kansas cropland to the production of biomass. “The demand for carbonbased chemicals will grow three-and-a-half times current production levels by 2050,” he said, “creating a $100 billion market by 2020.” As an example of new demand for plastic made from biomass, he cited the fact that

both Coca-Cola and Heinz are developing “plant bottles” for their products. “Kansas,” he repeated, “is the fourth-largest producer of biomass today and could become a major feedstock producer for these new products.” As the technology is developed and moves into commercial production, he speculates, manufacturing plants would be built in agricultural areas. It would be economically beneficial to have the plants close to croplands to reduce the cost of moving the feedstock to the plants. “If Kansas can capture only 1 percent of the market for these chemicals it would amount to a $7.2 billion industry. That would increase the state’s income base by 20 percent,” he said. Such plants could become major employers. SOUTHEAST


should explore this exciting prospect and perhaps use Project 17, the area’s new economic development organization, to partner with the KU center. Moving the experiment from the laboratory to a pilot operation on the land would seem to be a logical next step. Oil is a finite resource. Science already has made it possible to replace oil with plants for the production of energy. If it becomes economical to use biomass as a feedstock for the chemicals used to manufacture plastic, a major step forward will be made. The state of Kansas is in a position to profit significantly from that development. And southeast Kansas, with its rich and varied industrial and agricultural base, should lead the way. — Emerson Lynn, jr.

Talking points for tonight’s debate The immediate impression was that an awakened president “won” the second debate, that he stopped the bleeding from his listless appearance in the first debate, and that the race — too close to call — goes on.

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There will be less time to evaluate the effect of this debate, because tonight they will be called upon to tell us how they will make things better for America in a messy world — a prodigious task even if they were not trying to distinguish differences. In any foreign policy debate, the president should have the ad-

Tea party stronger than ever WASHINGTON — There are those who say the tea party is fading in influence, but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, the movement is on the cusp of achieving what once seemed nearly impossible: keeping the Senate Democratic. A year ago, famed political handicapper Charlie Cook gave Republicans a 60 percent to 70 percent likelihood of capturing control of the Senate; now, he tells me the likelihood of it remaining Democratic is 60 percent. The switch in fortunes can be attributed to many causes — a slate of lackluster Republican candidates high among them — but one thing is beyond serious dispute: If not for a series of tea party upsets in Republican primaries, the Republicans would be taking over the Senate majority in January. In the 2010 cycle, tea party candidates caused the Republicans to lose three Senate seats that were easily within their grasp: Sharron Angle allowed Democratic leader Harry Reid to keep his seat in Nevada, Christine O’Donnell handed Joe Biden’s former seat right back to the Democrats in Delaware, and a tea party favorite in Colorado, Ken Buck, lost a seat that was his to lose. Now, tea party picks are in jeopardy of losing two more races that heavily favored Republicans: Richard Mourdock, who beat longtime Sen. Richard Lugar in the Indiana Republican primary, is struggling against Democrat Joe Donnelly; and Todd Akin, who bested the Republican establishment’s favorite in the Missouri Senate primary, is expected to lose to the one-time underdog, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, because of Akin’s infamous comments on “legitimate rape.” Democrats and affiliated independents now have 53 seats to the

Dana Milbank Washington Post Writers Group Republicans’ 47. The way things look now, they seem likely to end up with 51 or 52 after the election; if President Obama is re-elected, they would keep control of the chamber with 50 seats because Vice President Biden would have the tiebreaker vote. This would mean that the seats the tea party cost the Republicans — between three and five, depending on the outcomes in Indiana and Missouri — will have kept the Democrats in charge. For the tea party cause, the consequences should be fairly obvious. If Obama wins re-election, this will deny Republicans unified control of Congress (GOP control of the House is virtually certain) and diminish their leverage in negotiations with the White House. If Romney wins, it gives Democrats the ability to thwart his agenda and to launch probes of the administration. But there’s a case to be made that the outcome is bad for everybody because it could continue the paralysis for another two years. Divided government can be quite effective when one party controls the White House and the other controls Congress, as was the case in the mid-1990s when Bill Clinton and the Republican Congress balanced the budget. This outcome, however, would perpetuate a split between a Democratic Senate and a Republican House, which has produced mostly finger-pointing over the last two years.

There is a deep irony here: that the tea party faithful, who claimed they wanted to shake up Washington, have wound up perpetuating the old system. In fighting for ideological purity in primaries regardless of the consequences, they have set back their own cause of limited government and expanded freedom. High among those putting Republican Senate control in jeopardy is Mourdock, who eviscerated Lugar, the longtime chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, by running to his right in the primary. Now realizing they are in danger of losing a seat that Lugar kept Republican for 36 years, Indiana Republicans used a super PAC to send out a direct-mail piece quoting favorable remarks Lugar made about Mourdock. But Lugar’s Senate office let it be known that it did not authorize the mailing and that Lugar would not be campaigning for Mourdock. While Mourdock still has a shot at the Senate, Missouri’s Akin appears to be squandering an easy win for Republicans because of his remarks about rape. Akin beat the preferred candidate of the GOP establishment, businessman John Brunner, in the primary, but his candidacy floundered after he voiced his bizarre thoughts about rape. In a situation even worse than Mourdock’s, the party establishment abandoned Akin. “I’m convinced now they don’t want Akin to win,” Akin adviser Rick Tyler complained last week to the Daily Caller, a conservative website. Of course they want him to win. But they know that in Missouri, as in Indiana, Delaware, Colorado and Nevada, the tea party has done serious damage to Republicans’ hopes of being the majority.

We need to know the candidates’ strategies regarding continuous oil-wars in the Middle East — “drill, baby drill,” won’t cut it — and part and parcel of that continuing conflict, how much we intend to spend in life and treasure to police the rest of the world. vantage, because he is commander in chief and has the reins of power in his hands. Nations are by nature chauvinistic, and coming off a long run of military and economic hegemony, we are more self-congratulatory and proud than most other nations at other times. So it is politically dangerous to attack a man wrapped in the flag, which is the status quo for an elected president. That Americans still believe that partisan politics should stop at the waters’ edge was strikingly apparent when Gov. Mitt Romney made a swipe at President Barack Obama about insufficient security at Benghazi, Libya, and the subsequent loss of four American lives. While this incident reflects adversely on Obama foreign policy, it is hard to prosecute against the president. While Benghazi will get further attention, there are plenty of other complex issues for a foreign policy debate. WE ARE 4 PERCENT of the world’s people and use over 20 percent of the world’s resources. That can’t last. As other nations become more productive, the pie becomes larger, but they are not just going to hand us our fifth. The China and India stories of the former becoming the platform of world manufacturing and the English-speaking Indians absorbing high-paying service jobs are well known. And, much of this outsourcing of jobs is executed by what we once believed were “American companies,” but are today, without dispute, international companies without patriotic allegiance to the United States. Nearly all American-based corporations have outsourced jobs overseas, while reducing employees here. For example, IBM’s India workforce numbered 6,000 in 2003. By August 2010 it numbered 100,000 to 130,000. In the same period, Hedrick Smith tells us in his book “Who Stole the American Dream?” IBM reduced its Ameri-

can work force by 30 percent. Further, Hewlett Packard now has “roughly 50,000 employees in India. Dell Computer doubled its Indian head count in one year.” So much for the talk that we’ll keep the high-paying skilled and scientific jobs and let the rest of the world have the low-paying, less-skilled manufacturing jobs. Which turns our attention to the Walmart-Chinese joint venture whereby the world’s largest corporation and its Chinese partners have established a $2 trillion American trade deficit with China, with the inevitable result that China is not only our supplier of goods, but also our banker. We need to know the candidates’ strategies regarding continuous oil-wars in the Middle East — “drill, baby drill” won’t cut it — and part and parcel of that continuing conflict, how much we intend to spend in life and treasure to police the rest of the world. Also, how will they maintain the value of the dollar, and keep it the world’s basic currency. Finally, I wonder if the candidates will recognize and offer possible solutions to embedded health care costs that are pricing our products out of world markets. We cannot have health care costs that are twice what other nations’ health care costs, and compete internationally. In 2010, the last such statistics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development indicate health care cost us 17.6 percent of our gross domestic product. Canadians’ health care cost them 11.4 percent of their similar GDP. Nearly all other 34 OECD nations spent less per capita than Canada. If we had spent for health care at the same rate as Canadians, we would have had nearly $1 trillion (about our federal deficit) in 2010 to raise living standards at home and/or make us more competitive in world trade. Dr. Roy may be reached at

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H Celebration strating crafts and currying favor with voters, were set up on the courthouse lawn and by the time the temperature climbed to shirt-sleeve weather, all were busy. Food available in the booths was as varied as the number of concessionaires. Polish sausages, walking tacos (made in a bag of chips), homemade pie and other typical fare drew lines. A tug-of-war with a different twist engaged spectators on Washington Avenue. The tuggers pulled a large farm tractor from one line marked on the pavement to another and were timed to determine winners. When asked how his team did, Dale Daniels, a Humboldt area farmer, said he thought “we’re in fourth place, but we’re going to try again. We were one man short the first time.” A new feature this year was hay bales strung south of the courthouse and decorated by businesses and groups. One, featuring a big sunflower and small garden enclosed by a picket fence, thanked those who came for “visiting Iola.” The Allen County Sheriff ’s Department emphasized DEAD in a spooky message: “Don’t Text and Drive.” The carnival, set up on two blocks of Jackson Avenue, was busy throughout the day, after having had to brave cool, crowd-limiting temperatures in nights leading up to Saturday. RON BROWN was typical of vendors. He said sales were slow early but increased with the temperature. He farmed all his life until retiring 10 years ago from a grain and cattle operation two miles south of Hiattville. Brown offered pumpkins, squash and gourds, mostly for decorative purposes. They came from six acres of his expansive garden, from which he harvests vegetables all year to sell at Fort Scott’s farmers market. That Brown, 70, had so much on display seemed to run counter to growing conditions affected by this summer’s drought.


“I got one three-inch rain that no one else got and it pretty well set on the pumpkins and squash,” he said of his 80 varieties, including many with unusual markings. “That’s how I got started,” he added. “I saw an unusual-looking gourd and thought, ‘I can grow those.’” Iolan Steve Traw had several rows of bird houses and squirrel feeders hanging from a frame, with the inventory decreasing every few minutes from bypassers unable to resist making a purchase.


That’s how I got started. I saw an unusual-looking gourd and though, ‘I can grow those.’ — Ron Brown, pumpkin vendor

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Music also was a part of the celebration. School and adult groups entertained festival-goers on the courthouse lawn. Rock music — sometimes loud enough to rock nearby buildings — greeted those wandering among car show entries.

PREPARATIONS for the annual Farm-City Days had a slow start. For a short time there was some question whether enough volunteers would surface to pull it off. However, plans evolved and many people who hadn’t been involved before answered the call. No one could argue that what they put together wasn’t dandy fine, one of the best events yet. Gwen Tefft was among those who stepped forward. “I’ve never driven one of these before,” Tefft said as they steered an electric cart on South Washington, helping to get the parade organized. “Beep! Beep!” she yelled to alert unaware folks of the approach of the cart. “This is a lot of fun,” she added. And, that pretty well summed up what FarmCity Days was this year, just as it has been in the past: a lot of fun for everyone involved.

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RiverTree Christian Church’s annual Fall Festival drew scores of kids and a good many adults Sunday afternoon. At left, Truth Timi tries her hand at a dart game; upper right, five-year-old Janae Griffin gets her face painted by Tina Roseberry; below right, Addisyn Hall, 7, enjoys a ride on an inflated slide with her aunt, Nicole Hall.

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understatement for someone like Dougherty. He said he has built five different Shelby roadsters in his 11-year avocation. His current model of car was introduced by the Eng-

lish to America as a track racer, and its chassis holds one of the original NASCAR motors. The car is not sluggish, with around 500 horsepower. However, Dougherty said he finds real joy in building the car, showing it off and

selling it to build the next one. He said his last roadster is now owned by the sound engineer for the New Orleans Saints. He couldn’t resist pointing out that the Shelby’s speed and power is “nasty fast.” The car show displayed

a broad range of vehicles, more than car enthusiasts could have ever asked for. There were classic Cadillacs, farm trucks from the 1950s, a full fleet of motorcycles and even an early version of a gas-powered scooter.

will only end the sit-in when Mikati resigns. Ambassadors of Britain, the U.S., Russia, China and France and the U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon met President Michel Suleiman to express support for him. “The permanent members at the United Nations call upon all the parties in Lebanon to preserve stability,” Derek Plumbly, the U.N. representative, told

reporters in Arabic while surrounded by the five ambassadors. “We strongly condemn any attempt to shake Lebanon’s stability.” Overnight, Sunni and Shiite gunmen clashed in two Beirut neighborhoods and officials also reported heavy clashes late Sunday and early today in the northern city of Tripoli and towns between the capital Beirut and the southern city of Sidon.

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were pushed back by troops who opened fire in the air and fired tear gas. Prime Minister Najib Mikati, a Sunni, told As-Safir newspaper that when he took up his post last year, he intended to protect all Lebanese, particularly Sunnis. “I was convinced that through this mission, I am protecting my country, my people and especially fellow

members of my sect.” The prime minister of Lebanon is usually a Sunni according to a sectarian division of top posts in the state. Over the past year, pro-Syrian Hezbollah and its allies have come to dominate the government. On Sunday night, a group of anti-Syrian protesters started an open-ended sitin outside Mikati’s house in his hometown of Tripoli. The protesters said they





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Southern Coffey Co. qualifies for state volleyball Details B4

Mustang runners qualify for state meet Iola’s Taylor narrowly misses out on qualifying By RICHARD LUKEN

GARNETT — Iola High’s cross country runners mixed three parts triumph and one part heartbreak on a glorious Saturday afternoon. Iola’s boys, battling through a season plagued by injury, took home a state-qualifying team performance at the Class 4A regional meet at the Garnett Country Club grounds. Led by the triumvirate of Tyler Powelson, Trent Latta and Jeremy Spears, the Mustangs placed three of the top seven individuals en route to a third-place team finish. Fifteen teams competed for the three slots to qualify for state. Because of the top-three finish, the entire squad qualifies for the Class 4A State Cross Country Meet Saturday in Wamego. “This was one of my happiest cross country moments,” veteran Iola coach Marv Smith said. “Six weeks ago, it appeared we had no chance to qualify a team.” Powelson charged up the final quarter-mile-long hill on the picturesque terrain to claim second place overall of 98 runners. Powelson — who earned the Pioneer

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Iola High’s Trent Latta, left, and Tyler Powelson run near the front at the midway point of Saturday’s Kansas Class 4A Regional Cross Country Meet in Garnett. Powelson wound up second overall, while Latta claimed fifth as the Mustang team qualified for state. League championship a week earlier — completed the 5K course in 18 minutes, 8 seconds. Latta finished fifth at 18:23, two seconds ahead of Spears at 18:25. All three were classified as all-

regional runners for their performances. ON THE FLIP SIDE, Iola’s Abigail Taylor — who ran her 4K route in an unofficial school re-

cord of 16:53 — narrowly missed out on qualifying for state. After running most of the race at the cusp of the top 10 runners, and automatically qualifying for state, Taylor, a freshman, was

nipped at the line by a Pittsburg runner by one-tenth of a second, pushing her back to 11th. Smith learned after the results See MUSTANGS | Page B4

Fillies bow out in Class 4A volleyball substate tournament EL DORADO — A case of the nerves did in Iola High’s Fillies Saturday. Iola, seeded sixth in the Kansas Class 4A Substate Tournament, could not overcome the jitters against third-seeded TowandaCircle in a 25-16, 25-10 defeat. “We just couldn’t get in a groove and play our game,” Fillies head coach Emily Sigg said. Emery Driskel was good for six kills with three digs and two solo blocks. Hannah Endicott contributed six kills and an ace to go along with three points. Breanna Stout, one of only three seniors on the team, ended her high school career with five digs and two kills. Katie Thompson, another senior, had an ace. Kyra Moore had two assists and two digs, while Emma Piazza had six assists and three digs. Addie Haar had two kills and a dig. Iola wound up with a 6-28 record on the 2012 season with a roster dominated by underclassmen. “Our overall record doesn’t reflect how far we came this season and how much we grew,” Sigg said. Top-seeded Chanute (34-1) swept through the tournament without dropping a set to qualify for the Class 4A state tournament Friday and Saturday in Salina.

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sentencing. Authorities say that Pagenstecher took orders from adults who led the drug ring, but was in charge of six teenage lieutenants who helped sell the pot. Seven adults, ages 20 to 58, also were arrested and were accused of growing the pot under artificial lights in a furniture warehouse and two suburban homes. Four of the adults have pleaded not guilty to charges of drug trafficking and possessing, marijuana cultivation and engaging in corrupt activity, and are set for trial in November and December. Three of the adults agreed to plead guilty to some of the charges in order to get other charges dropped. One of them, 31-yearold Stacy Lampe, was sentenced to two years in prison. The other two are to be sentenced by the end of the year and also face years in prison. As part of its investigation of the drug ring, the Warren County Drug Task Force seized more than 600 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $3 million, or $5,000 a pound. Investigators also found $6,000 in cash in Pagenstecher’s bedroom. “Like” us on Facebook

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Friend the one venting, distance the messenger Hi, Carolyn: Two years ago, an acquaintance of mine — and friend of my sister-in-law, “Jane” — repeated to me Jane’s ventings about our family. Our family only thinks highly of Jane; she has two special-needs children and my brother, her husband, is controlling and not an easy person to live with. She is from another country and without benefit of her family nearby. My family hasn’t always supported her as they wanted, but most of us had small children. My mother was the most helpful. When this acquaintance shared all the failings of my family with me, I was stunned and said, “I know my family has issues.” To which she replied, “I’ll say.” She has based all this on Jane’s venting. However, two years later,

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I can’t forget the way she spoke poorly and unfairly of my family, particularly my mother. Should I talk to Jane about it, or just chalk it up to her falling off the pedestal I put her on? I think she has noticed a little less warmth from me, but we are still friends. — Anonymous Response: How about that indiscreet, judgmental, boundary-oblivious acquaintance of yours — do you have a little less warmth to send her way, too, these days? Because she, not Jane, is

the wolf in this fairy tale. Your initial, charitable take on Jane was the right one. She is stranded without her family, she is married to a difficult and controlling man, she does have a relentless set of responsibilities in her children’s special needs, she does have reason to believe her husband’s family hasn’t been fully supportive, and we all need someone to vent to. This is all drawn straight from your own words, and unless you’ve never ever been guilty of piling on during a vent session, each is a valid, extenuating circumstance in Jane’s favor. I’ll go one further, though, and say that pedestals are lonely places. The lonely are quick to let their guard down, and so are particularly vulnerable to those

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who would abuse their trust — who would, say, leverage their private frustrations by blabbing them to the source. Maybe this friend didn’t intend to undermine Jane and instead thought she was helping — but still that’s casting herself as the hero in a drama where she has no role. What a betrayal or what an ego, take your pick. And look what it wrought: You’ve cooled on Jane and this mutual friend is unscathed. Instead of distancing yourself, why not try to see the venting through Jane’s eyes, and take it as constructive criticism? Yes, she should have spoken to your family directly and, yes, she confided in the wrong friend — but don’t dismiss the message just because the messenger botched the job.

Early-age bruising is a concern Dear Drs. Donohue and Roach: I am covered with

bruises. It looks like I’ve been in a ring doing mixed martial arts. I haven’t. I haven’t bumped myself. I do my best to cover them up, but I wonder what’s up. Do you have any idea? I don’t feel sick. I’m 27, and never have had a major illness. — R.F. Answer: Easy bruising in an older person comes mostly from loss of protection of tissues that cushion blood vessels. In a younger person, one your age, more serious illnesses have to be considered. One of those illnesses is immune thrombocytopenic purpura, ITP, formerly called idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura. The name change comes about because the cause of this illness wasn’t known. Therefore, it was called “idiopathic” — cause unknown. Now it’s known to result from an immune attack on platelets. Platelets are the smallest blood cells, whose function is to seal broken blood vessels with a clot. The immune system has attacked blood platelets and diminished their numbers. It also decreases platelet production. “Thrombocytopenia” expresses in one word “platelet deficiency.” “Purpura” means “bruises.” In children, ITP comes on suddenly and most often cures itself. In adults, ITP tends to follow a more chronic course, with periods of sufficient platelets alternating with periods of defective supply. For you, the important thing is to see a doctor right away. Your platelet count will determine what the next


step will be. If your count is above 30,000, observation is the usual course of action. If the count is much less than that, treatment is initiated. And if the count is between 5,000 and 10,000, treatment is urgent. High doses of the cortisone drug prednisone are the usual treatment. Sometimes it’s combined with immunoglobulin. If neither approach restores platelet numbers, the doctor has to

are about four or five darkbrown to tan blemishes on it. My immediate though was melanoma. I made an appointment with a dermatologist immediately. The doctor said that these blotches are not melanoma, but are seborrheic keratoses. I was relieved, but forgot to ask if seborrheic keratoses turn into cancer. I don’t want to call that doctor

again. Will you please tell me? — C.K. Answer: Seborrheic keratoses make their appearance after age 50. They’re not cancerous and don’t become cancer. They’re various shades of brown, are about half an inch in diameter and have a rough, warty surface. The back, chest, upper arms and face are the places where they’re usually found.

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Dr. Paul Donohue To Your Good Health turn to other treatments. Removal of the spleen is one of those other treatments. The spleen gobbles platelets.

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Lady Titans headed to state LE ROY — Southern Coffey County High’s Lady Titans swept their way past a pair of Kansas Class 1A, Division II opponents on the volleyball court to earn a trip to the state tournament. The top-seeded Lady Titans breezed past Elk Valley in the semifinals 25-8, 25-9, then downed Chetopa in the championship match in straight sets, 25-12, 25-14. “I am extremely proud of this group of girls,” SCC head coach Jeff True said. “We have had great leadership from the seniors, and all of the girls have stepped up and continued to work hard in practice to make themselves better. We are excited and looking forward to the opportunity.” Sarah Webb led the way with 30 kills, while Carley

Nelson had 24 assists. Breanna Isch was a perfect 41of-41 serving. “All of the girls played well,” True said. “It was a team effort.” As a team, SCC was successful on 94 of 97 serves. Southern Coffey County has earned the seventh seed in the state tournament and will play a series of matches Friday in pool play, at 8:30 a.m. against Argonia, 11:30 a.m. against Wilson and 12:30 p.m. against Weskan. The top pool teams will advance to the semifinals on Saturday. OTHER AREA schools saw their volleyball seasons end Saturday. Humboldt fell in the Class 3A substate tournament hosted by Fredonia. The Lady Cubs lost to Wellsville 25-9, 25-15 in

straight sets. “We did not pass the ball very well,” Humboldt head coach Stephanie Splechter said. “We did not keep it on our side to get the offense going. It was a disappointing loss after a productive season.” Sherrie Middleton led Humboldt with five kills, two blocks and a set assist. Kayle Riebel had five points, two kills and a block. Haley Riebel had four points, a kill and two digs. Breanna Kline had two kills, an assist and a dig. Anna Setter had six assists and a point. Wellsville wound up winning the substate tourney and advances to the Class 3A state tournament Friday and Saturday in Salina. HOST MARMATON Valley won a match before

bowing out of the Class 1A, Division I substate tournament. The fourth-seeded Wildcats defeated fifth-seeded Olathe Heritage Christian Academy 25-15, 25-15 before falling to top-seeded and eventual tournament champion Waverly, 25-17, 25-7. No individual statistics were available. Waverly advances to the state tournament Friday and Saturday in Hays. Yates Center traveled to Uniontown for Class 2A action, falling in two hotly contested sets to Seabury Academy of Lawrence, 2520, 25-17. Top-seeded Uniontown wound up as the substate champion and will participate Friday and Saturday in the state tournament in Emporia.

Crest High runner qualifies in 1A WICHITA — Crest High’s Rene Rodriguez qualified for the Kansas Class 1A State Cross Country Tournament Saturday. Rodriguez ran the 5K course at Wichita’s Cessna Activity Center in 19 minutes, 11.09 seconds, good enough for seventh place of 50 runners at the Class 1A regional meet. The rest of the Lancer runners narrowly missed also qualifying for state. Crest finished fourth as a team, behind Burrton, Pretty Prairie and Goessell. “Had each of our runners essentially came in one position better, our team would have qualified,” Crest cross country head coach Chris Dvorak said. “It was a tough meet.” Crest’s David Womelsdorf took 14th at 20:02.44, Mike Armstrong was 17th at 20:22.70 and Kaden Strickler was 49th at 27:43.74. Marmaton Valley High’s Chance Stevenson had the school’s fastest time at the 1A regional, taking home 15th place in 20:14.57. He was followed by Marcus Miller in 25th at 21:19, Garrett Booth in 30th at 21:49, Michael Swift in 32nd at 22:09 and Marc Waggoner in 46th at 24:04. Ashtynn Louk raced on the girls’ side for Marmaton Valley, running the 4K trail in 20:10, good for 15th out of 21 runners. Trae Lane of Burrton won the boys’ race in 17:45.4. Kyley Drake won the girls’ race in 16:34.3.

IN BURLINGTON, host of the Class 3A and Class 2A regional competitions, Humboldt’s Ethan Bartlett claimed 21st overall at 18:55.67 along the 5K course at John Redmond Reservoir. Tanner Orth was three spots behind in 18:55.67. Rayden Goltry, 20:11.15, Caleb D’Armond, 20:11.84, and Nick Keazer, 20:12.32, took 35th, 36th and 37th, respectively. Ronny Jarred finished 45th at 20:41.22. Dillon Aikins claimed 53rd at 21:41.48. Humboldt boys competed in a field of 66 runners. Kolbyn Allen had Humboldt’s fastest time on the girls’ side, running the 4K trek in 20:54.2. Brooke Boatwright was 57th at 22:44.98. Humboldt girls ran in a field of 58 runners. Johnny Adamson of St. Mary’s Colgan had the top boys’ time in 16:52.68. Aundrea Koger of Osage City topped the other girl runners at 15:09.93. YATES


Drake Busteed took home 13th in the Class 2A regional, finishing in 18:44.19. Ceaton Cooper was 27th in 19:42.67, Tyler Keenan was 41st in 20:53.44, Hayden Splechter 57th at 22:30.27 and Dustin Dyer, 67th at 28:00.07 in a field of 67 boys. Emily Baker ran in the girls race and finished 14th at 17:16.04. Sabrina Arell was 22nd at 18:16.59 out of 47 girls. Kaylee Bogina of Northeast won the girls’ race in 15:13.48. Eli Alholm won the boys’ race in 17:14.03.

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Jeremy Spears, at left, and Abigail Taylor run Saturday at the Kansas Class 4A Regional Cross Country Meet. Cheering Taylor on during her run, in the background, is IHS coach Marv Smith.

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were posted that Taylor also was sixth among runners who weren’t part of qualifying teams (the top five runners outside the non-qualifying teams also qualify for state). “I was close to tears for Abigail,” Smith said. “She did everything she could to hold that (qualifying) spot. It was a very tough field of girls, as next week’s state meet will show. Abigail has a lot to be proud of, but our disappointment is real.” Katren Reinbolt of Fort Scott is the Class 4A regional champion with a mark of 15:32. WITH TWO of Iola’s leading runners sidelined for the year with injuries, and Spears battling a knee injury through the second half of the year, qualifying for state was an afterthought for much of the season, Smith admitted. But the ascension of Michael Wilson and Blaine Klubek in varsity meets late in the regular season offered a glimmer of hope for the Mustangs in calculating team scores, Smith said. But even then, the injury bug bit again. Latta suffered from back spasms prior to the regional meet, while Spears continued to tip-toe through practices — no pun intended — for fear of aggravating his knee.

“Powelson is the only runner who went through the season unscathed,” Smith said. On Saturday, Powelson, led briefly through the first 200 meters before settling in second place behind eventual regional champion Ethan Hartzell of Baldwin. Latta and Spears were seconds behind. All three IHS runners are juniors. Wilson and Klubek “were swallowed up at the start” and had to contend with traffic throughout the race. “It was more than a mile before Zach (St. Clair) started to make contact with Michael and Blaine. (Jacob) Cooper tried to make up too much ground too quickly and it cost him a lot of time during his final mile.” Wilson, meanwhile, powered past several runners as they approached the finish, taking 44th at 20:16. Klubek was 52nd at 20:28; St. Clair 58th at 20:40 and Cooper, 93rd at 23:05. As a team, the Mustangs registered 110 points, behind Baldwin’s 66 points and Ottawa with 90. That said, their team time was only 6 seconds behind Ottawa. Iola boys ran in a total of 1:35:41 compared to Ottawa’s at 1:35:35. Hartzell, a junior at Baldwin, won the race in 17:12. Iola will run seven runners at the state meet, although the Mustangs will

have three alternates on the roster as well. All are underclassmen. “The best thing about qualifying 10 underclassmen is the state experience and the desire to ‘do it again,’” Smith said. “What a great reward for a very deserving group of athletes.” AN ASIDE: While Taylor’s time was the fastest ever for a Fillies’ cross country runner, it is not

considered an “official” school record, Smith said. Some courses may be more difficult than others, while some may not have been measured to exactly 4,000 meters. “However, we have only been running the 4K distances for two years, and Abigail had a better time than Christy Cheung or Alisa Miller, who had our previous best marks,” Smith said.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ryan Vogelsong and the San Francisco Giants saved their season once more, pushing St. Louis to a winner-take-all Game 7 in the NL championship series. Vogelsong struck out a career-best nine in another postseason gem, and the Giants held off elimination for a second straight game by beating St. Louis 6-1 Sunday.

Marco Scutaro delivered a two-run double and Buster Posey drove in his first run of the series with a groundout in the first inning as San Francisco struck early to support Vogelsong. San Francisco’s Matt Cain and St. Louis’ Kyle Lohse are set to pitch tonight in a rematch of Game 3, won by the Cardinals.

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