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The cost to join the league Sports and health were the fo- is $1,000 and the cal points at Monday night’s USD middle school 257 board of education meeting. gets officials. Terry Lower, middle school An advanathletic director, gave a rundown tage to the Pioof the fall and upcoming winter neer League, Terry Lower sports, along with his thoughts Lower said, is By BOB JOHNSON on the bob@iolaregister.com possibility of joining the the schedules are already set and Pioneer League. Calls to the 911 dispatch center they play the scheduled teams Middleone school win-loss average almost everyrecords 10 min- each time. since utes. 2005 have been good overall, According to Lower disadvanwith girls sports a little And while that needing may sound a lit- tages are for volleyball they reimprovement. tle slow, played out over 24 hours quire two nets on the court, so is drawing an year, end, two games could be played simula Wrestling day and every day oftothe Register/Richard Luken with onlycomes a handful of meets to taneously the total to 55,000. . and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was Mules Pat go.“That’s what we received last joined “We don’t haveGleue a wayin tocutting get twoan 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday. by Greg Iola Middle is currently year,” Angie School Murphy, dispatch nets so we would have to confer with the Southeast (SEK) with the high school or go to the center director, toldKansas Allen County Register/Richard Luken League. The Pioneer League has park,” Lower said. commissioners Tuesday mornThe Allen County Sheriff’s Department and Allen County Crime approached IMS to join its league. ing. They would play Santa Fe Stoppers are seeking information regarding an apparent gunshot Lower Jack Trail, which would be a longer The and call IMS total principal — she figures By RICHARD LUKEN attached. The bar that shattered thewas fronttriggered door window to the county’s law enforceStanley have are metfor with half or more trueleague emer- commute. Varsity and B teams richard@iolaregister.com through a gear box engaged as itsjail and sheriff’s department. The ment center, which houses the members twice. gencies — wasn’t the point of her areLE played ROYat—different Unlike sites. the mecha- wheels roll. door was damaged at about 6 p.m. Monday. The sheriff’s departSome of but the the differences appearance, magnitudebeof nized “Withbehemoths the present coaching of today, Ray With and no mechanical engine tocombined resources to offer a ment Crime Stoppers have tween the leagues are,commisgames staff, I would stay where we are,” the number captivated Whiteley’s mowing outfit was speak of, the only noise emanatcash reward of up to $2,000 to anyone who provides information start at 4 versus 3:30 p.m., Pioneer Lower said. sioners. considerably quieter. ing from his unit was from the League has wrestling but not golf, that can help resolve the crime. For more information, call the Murphy was before commis“We are competing with bigHis “engine” — a pair of teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar the league compe- ger schools but we are winning sioners toincludes request music a 20 percent sheriff’s department at 365-1400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-808-2221,200-pound mules — needed only rotating back and forth. titions, admission pricesbudare and we are competing,” Stanley increaseand in the department’s TIPS (8477) or send a text to CRIMES (274637) by texting “Allen” an occasional break from the stiJoining Whiteley was neighbor aget dollar higher. for 2012, up $126,000 over this fling summer See USD 257 | Page A4 plus the message. All callers can remain anonymous. heat as Whiteley and friend Greg Gleue, with his year’s $490,000. traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sickThe increase seemed pretty acre prairie hay meadow. le bar mower pulled by a pair of hefty. Murphy reasoned health “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. insurance will cost an additional been taking it easy,” Whiteley “We’re having some fun with $50,000 and another $6,000 was said. “It’s our little hobby.” it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind expected for Kansas EmThis holiday seasonPublic couponThe mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a BY STEVEN SCHWARTZ See COUNTY Pageon A5 Ray Whiteley ing and finding the best |deals ley’s antique sickle bar mower, steven@iolaregister.com See MOWING | Page A5 gifts are what the people of Mca small wagon with cutting bar Council members approved five Ginty-Whitworth are providing items that will be submitted to for locals. the Kansas Department of WildA McGinty-Whitworth holilife, Parks and Tourism for grants day booklet with coupons is into improve trails in the city. cluded in today’s issue of the Assistant City Administrator Register. Corey Schinstock will submit a McGinty-Whitworth is similar resolution of support, local fundto a smaller department store ing statement, civil rights comand has everything from knickpliance form, affirmative action By BOB JOHNSON knacks to clothes, purses and policy and an equal employment bob@iolaregister.com jewelry. opportunity policy in order to An anticipated field of a thouThere are gifts for the KU and meet the requirements of the sand runners and walkers, who K-State fans, mothers, siblings, grant request. The deadline for will flee Iola’s downtown busifathers and the in-laws. the items is Nov. 30. ness district early Saturday as Some of the merchandise at The project, a new trail that Charley Melvin did in 1905, can McGinty-Whitworth are three will begin at the existing Prairie be thankful that Melvin chose to Register/Allison Tinn silk scarves for $10, three banSpirit Trail, will cost $313,375. do his dastardly deed in the midgle bracelets for $24.99, holiday Anita Haar organizes the jewlery in McGinty-Whitworth in prepaThe city is requesting $250,700 dle of the night. lights necklace for $5.99, flexible ration for the holiday sales. in grant funds from the state, the Had the event being commemophone holder for $14.99 and one remaining $62,675 will be paid by there is a texting dictionary . Coupons are valid while suprated occurred in mid-day, parcarat cubic zirconia studs, free the city. Coupons include 30 percent plies last, expire by Dec. 15 and ticipants would battle oppressive with purchase of Blue Luster CZ Beck Nilges, an Iola resident off any single catalog item, 20 are limited to one coupon per heat and humidity, with both catalog item.  that borders the Prairie Spirit forecast at the upper end of the For the parent, or grandpar- percent off all clothing, 20 per- customer per visit. Trail, said in a public comment For more information contact discomfort scale during daytime ent, who is trying to decipher cent off Clarks, Born and Nike that the existing trails have not shoes and 20 percent off handMcGinty-Whitworth at (620) 365Friday and Saturday. As is, they their teenage kids’ language, posed any problems for her and bags and jewelry. 3271. will run and walk in somewhat more inviting temperatures preRegister/Susan Lynn dicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. These men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite Saturday. race, the drag race. From left to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and The race — many walkers will Fred Heismeyer. The race begins at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square. be out for a stroll — will cap activBy PHILIP ELLIOTT “The Pledge,” a ities that start late Friday afterAssociated Press Norquist invennoon and will go on throughout WASHINGTON (AP) — For tion that dates the evening. Included will be the By STEVEN SCHWARTZ decades, conservative lobbyist to 1986. Georchestras across the country play much-awaited “drag race,” feasteven@iolaregister.com Grover Norquist vowed to drive gia Sen. Saxby Christmas songs with the unmisturing some of the area’s finest By SUSAN LYNN year a woman’s garter was transThe Shirt Shop, 20 W. Jackson, Allen Community College mu- takable sound of the tuba. The Republicans out of office if they Chambliss says men and women dressed in drag. susan@iolaregister.com ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a sic director Ted Clous is bringing tradition was started by Harvey didn’t pledge to oppose tax in- he cares more Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen If you’ve got enough of it, Frito another. wide selection from which to back a national tradition for the Phillips creases. Many lawmakers signed in 1974 in Bell’s memory. about his counCounty, co-sponsor with Allen day night is the night to let your “It’s better than a baton,” choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. holiday season — one many peoon. “The community loves said it,” try than stick- Saxby Chamblis County Crimestoppers for “The hair down. David Toland, executive director Registration to participate ple have never heard of. But now, several senior Re- ing to Norquist’s Clous said. “Many people told me Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run One sure test is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the drag race is $5. That also Merry Tuba Christmas, set for that they hadn’t heard about it.” publicans are breaking ranks, pledge. for your Life,” said total of particin the “Drag Race” as a runup to gains participants entrance to a of the organizers for Friday’s the Sunday in the ACC theater, willing to consider raising more He said the program has not It’s quite an about-face for seipants was approaching 450, with the Charlie tradition Melvin Mad events. 9:30 p.m. through pre-party at the is a holiday thatBomber is rec- been money taxes as Thrive part of nior members of a party that held over the past few years, 200 signed on for the 5-kiloRun For nationally, Your Life race. you don’t a thing to office, W. Jackson. Tickets cana about ognized and was cre- andIf people a deal12with Democrats to avoid from have the community long has stood firmly against almeter run. The walk will follow a Men and women alike are enwear expressed — no worries. becatastrophic purchased budget in advance at the ated in the memory of one of the have meltdown. that they would most any notion of tax increases. 3-kilometer course. couraged to dress in a cross-genhats,program purses, make jewelry Thrive or Friday on greatest tubists of the 20th cen- likeDresses, For office Kansas, U.S. night Senators to see the a And while GOP leaders insist “Registration, including probder manner and then “compete” and other accoutrements will be tury. William J. Bell was born on comeback. Jerry MoranSee and Pat Roberts EGO | Page B6 they still don’t want to see taxes ably a fifth online, has really in teams of four in a relay . Last available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s Christmas Day in 1902. He was have signed Norquist’s anti-tax go up, the reality of a nation in He said Merry Tuba Christmas recognized as an innovator for is generally performed by larger pledge, as have U.S. Representa- a debt crisis is forcing some to the instrument. tives Tim Huelskamp, Lynn Jen- moderate their opposition to any universities and orchestras, and Nationally, universities and orkins and Mike Pompeo. movement on how much AmeriSee TUBA | Page A2 Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker cans pay to fund their governsays the only pledge he will keep ment. Republican legislators and ByofJOE SNEVE — Since 1871 — is his oath office. House Major- Democratic President Barack joe@iolaregister.com At the bandstand Jim Garner, director ity Leader Eric Cantor says no Obama’s White House are hagWhen Brian Pekarek was hired Thursday, July 7, 2011 8 p.m. one in his home state of Virginia gling vigorously as they look asis superintendent of the Iola PROGRAM talking about what leaders in for ways to reach agreement on school districtrefer in February, Star Spangled Banner..................................................arr. J.P. Sousa Washington to simply he as detailed tax adjustments and saw an opportunity to “reinvigoAmericans We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore rate” USD 257. Rock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... arr. Jack Bullock With a focus on academic Army of the Nile — march...................................Kenneth J. Alford achievement and public transparBegin of the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porter District Judge Creitz will cases. ency, Pekarek hopes he can furInvercargill — Dan march ................................................... Alex Lithgow By BOB Thursday night a vehicle drivbe Hymn the keynote speaker at FriChrissy chamber amther success for JOHNSON the district and to the Fallen.................................... JohnPowell, Williams/Sweeney bob@iolaregister.com en by Wendy A. Wawrzewski, day’s “See, Hear— Iola!” program. bassador, will Henry give updates the more than 1,300 students relyMen of Ohio march ............................................. Fillmoreon Sixit.traffic accidents involv- Chanute, struck a deer on U.S. He will Time be discussing is going on inarr. December. ing on A Sixties Capsule —drug medleywhat .............................. Jennings ing deer have occurred 169 east of Humboldt. Friday court, a system that Bill Shirley will talk P. about the Pekarek walks his talk.the A past naThe Washington Postseparates — march ...................................John Sousa few days in Allen County, which Brian Pekarek, center,by visits with morning a car driven Tracey drug Rained problems from regular court police department. out concerts will be rescheduled for Friday evening. See PEKAREK | Page A5 prompted Sheriff Tom Williams the Hill, Eureka, hit a deer on U.S. 54 USD 257 board office. The program will be at 10 a.m. to remind motorists to be watch- five miles west of Iola. at the New Community Building ful when driving in rural areas. in Riverside Park. See DEER | Page A4 Vol. 113, No. 209 75 Cents

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scandal detailed ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall knew about cheating allegations on standardized tests but either ignored them or tried to hide them, according to a state investigation. An 800-page report released Tuesday to The Associated Press by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office through an open records request shows several educators reported cheating in their schools. But the report says Hall, who won the national Superintendent of the Year award in 2009, and other administrators ignored those reports and sometimes retaliated against the whistleblowers. The yearlong investigation shows educators at nearly four dozen Atlanta elementary and middle schools cheated on standardized tests by helping students or changing the answers once exams were handed in. The investigators also found a “culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation” in the school district over the cheating allegations, which led to educators lying abouthad theacheating or destroying have positive influence.

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Johnson, who was hired as the new city attorney for the city of Iola, was approved by council members. The contract will be based on the amount of hours worked for the city. The council discussed Johnson’s involvement in the city council meetings, agreeing that he should be required to attend only if the agenda calls for his presence. Under proposal bids for the 2012 audit for the city, council members also approved the Jarred, Gilmore and Phillips firm to handle the audit procedures. Carl Slaugh, Iola city administrator, said bids for the Environmental Protection Agency’s required high water service pump were much city picked up,” higher Weinerthan said the Tuesday anticipated. afternoon. As in the past, “we exHe asaid selected bid pect lot ofthe people to sign upwas Fri$90,000 for a new pump, signifiday night.” | PageRunA2 Cost is $12See forCITY the walk. ners’ fees are $14 for youth to age 17, $20 for adults and $17 each for members of teams. Runners in the third annual event will aim for best times of spending before 15.40.06 forcuts males and automatic, 20.44.78 for blunt-force changes females, set last year.occur at the new year.of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” Sticks “Oh, signed it,”the Sen.first Jeff three Seswill beI awarded sions of Alabama said on Fox places for males and females in News about Norquist’s pledge, each of five ages groups, 15 and adding still31-45, supports itsand goals. under, he 16-30, 46-60 61 “But we’ve got to deal with the and over. crisis face. We’ve will got tobreak deal All we participants with political reality the from the in front of the postofoffice. president’s victory .” a course that Runners will follow The about the will takenaysaying them on West to Washpledge is raising the question ington, then Jackson, Jefferson of — a littleandwhether East toNorquist Cottonwood. They known Republican outside WashSee TEMPS | B6 ington — is losing his position of power within the GOP. It’s a notion he calls ridiculous. “Nobody’s turning on me,” Norquist said Monday. But he indicated he would turn on lawmakers who defy him, starting with Corker, who published an opinion piece Monday in The Washington Post outlining an alternative to the budget

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In the article, “New business brings new tune to Iola” in Monday’s issue of the Register, a name was misspelled. Don Hogman be Hodgeman. Barb Geffertshould and Marcy Boring at The Bevard family rents from Bob Hawk and not Hodgeman. The Register regrets the error. Iola, KS Iola, KS


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Billie June Smith, 88, a homemaker of Wichita, passed away Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. Visitation is from 1 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Culbertson-Smith Mortuary, 115 S. Seneca. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Bethany United Methodist Church, 1601 S. Main, Wichita.  Memorial graveside service is at 3 p.m. Saturday, Fairview Cemetery, Greensburg.   Billie is preceded in death by her husband, Walter; parents, Fred and Ethel Hamil; son David; grandson, David Brower; grandson-in-law, Roger Hickey; sister-inlaw, Mary Hayse; brothers-in-law, Bob Tanner and Dale Davis. Survivors are son, Richard (Mary) Smith, Newton; daughters, Ruth (Doyle) Pharris, Sun City, Ariz., Linda Brower and Nancy Smith, both of Wichita; sister, Patricia Tanner, Wichita; brothers-in-law, Ray (Nadine) Smith, Hesston, and John Hayse, Abilene, Texas; sister-in-law, Marjorie Davis, Greensburg; grandchildren, Heather (Kevin) Pharris-Kloft, Angela Brower, Erik (Cassie) Pharris, Karen Brower, Janelle Hickey and Clint (Brandy) Smith; great-grandchildren, Madison, Dominick, Genevieve, Vivian, Wyatt and Grace. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.   Culbertson-Smith Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

Betty Gilpin

Betty J. Gilpin, 59, of Garnett, passed away on Nov. 17, 2012, at the Coffey County Hospital, Burlington. She was born March 20, 1953, in Colony, the daughter of Junior Lee and Imagene (Sutton) Gilpin. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Condolences may be sent to www.feuerbornfuneral. com.

‘Casablanca’ piano up for auction NEW YORK (AP) — The piano used for the song “As Times Goes By” in the classic 1942 film “Casablanca” is getting another turn at fame. The instrument is going up for sale at Sotheby’s in New York on Dec. 14, and the auction house estimates it’ll fetch up to $1.2 million. It’s being offered by a Japanese collector on the film’s 70th anniversary. The collector pur-

chased the movie prop at a Sotheby’s auction in 1988 for $154,000. Humphrey Bogart played Rick Blaine in the Oscar-winning World War II love story, opposite Ingrid Bergman’s character, Ilsa Lund. In a famous flashback scene, Rick and Ilsa lean on the piano at a Paris bistro. Sam, played by Dooley Wilson, plays and sings. They toast as Rick says: “Here’s looking at you, kid.”

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it is very unique for a college the size of ACC to perform the traditional program. “It’s a really cool thing. I don’t know of any other community colleges that do it,” Clous said. “It is not a goof-off event. People take it really seriously,” Clous said. “But it is still a lot of fun.” Clous said Tuba Christ-

mas can be performed by any amount of musicians from the community, and this program is no different. He said in addition to the ACC musicians, tubists and baritonists from the high schools and community will be playing. The musicians will perform classic Christmas carols specifically composed for the deep sound of tubas and baritones.

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A car driven by Toby Long, 49, Moran, rolled along a county road about a mile west of Bayard Saturday afternoon. Officers said Long was not injured.

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29, Savonburg, was arrested after midnight Friday morning for domestic battery after Allen County officers answered a call at 211 N. Walnut in Savonburg. Officers said the victim was Anthony Bloemer.

Friday that his two German shepherds were stolen from their pen in LaHarpe.

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Billy Pruett told Allen County officers Friday morning several things were stolen from a storage shed at her place in southeast Allen County.

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Oil prices up due to retail sales By PABLO GORONDI Associated Press

The price of oil inched up closer to $88 a barrel today as investors were encouraged by robust retail sales in the U.S. ahead of the Christmas holiday and a deal in Europe to give Greece a new batch of bailout funds. By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for January delivery was up 18 cents to $87.92 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 54 cents to close at $87.74 a barrel on the Nymex on Monday. Holiday shopping in the U.S. got off to a brisk start over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend — spending over the four-day weekend totaled $59.1 billion, up 12.8 percent from 2011.

Carl Larry of Oil Outlooks and Opinions said all that gift-buying bodes well for energy demand, which in turn pushes up prices. “All of these goods being purchased start out at point A and eventually have to get to point B. That means more cargo jets, more trucks delivering good to stores and more consumers driving to get to them,” Larry said in a market commentary. Traders were also relieved that negotiations over the next installment on Greece’s bailout proved successful. Greece will get some €44 billion ($75 billion) after negotiators from the eurozone and the International Monetary Fund came together on a long-term deal to reduce the country’s debt load. For its part, Greece must implement ad-

ditional austerity measures and reforms even as it faces rising poverty and unem-

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ployment levels. Despite the deal, experts warned that weak economic growth in Europe and the continent’s debt crisis would continue to weigh on prices. “The measures approved by the eurozone finance ministers and IMF will provide some momen-

tary upside to oil prices,” said Edward Bell, a commodities analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit. “However, the eurozone has not yet escaped its economic woes and there are no clear signs of a recovery in demand, meaning we expect there will be a drag on oil prices going into 2013.” Brent crude, which is used to set prices for many international varieties of oil, rose 12 cents to $111.04 a barrel on London’s ICE Futures exchange. In other energy futures trading on Nymex: — Wholesale gasoline rose 0.55 cent to $2.7094 a gallon. — Natural gas gained 2.6 cents to $3.756 per 1,000 cubic feet. — Heating oil rose 0.67 cent to $3.0661 a gallon.

Army private cites punishment to avoid Wikileaks trial By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — An Army private charged in the biggest security breach in U.S. history is trying to avoid trial by claiming he was already punished enough when he was locked up alone in a small cell and forced to sleep naked for several nights. Pfc. Bradley Manning was expected to testify about his treatment during a pretrial hearing set to begin Tuesday and run through Sunday in a military court at Fort Meade. His lawyers contend Manning was illegally punished

by being locked up alone in a small cell for nearly nine months at the Marine Corps brig in Quantico, Va., and having to sleep naked for several nights. Military judges can dismiss all charges if pretrial punishment is particularly egregious, but that rarely happens. The usual remedy is credit at sentencing for time served, said Lisa M. Windsor, a retired Army colonel and former Army judge advocate now in private practice in Washington. Manning has also offered to take responsibility for the leak by pleading guilty to reduced charges.

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cantly higher than the $40,000 estimated price. The bid was rejected by the city, and will be reopened for new agencies in December. Slaugh said the city has time to find more appropriate prices. The EPA deadline is for June 2013. Iola City Clerk Roxanne Hutton will be awarded $50 for extra time worked per Jim & D o n n a week during the time in Ro u rk which the human resources position was vacant. Hutton assumed the responsibilities from March 27 to I OLA R EGISTER Nov. 19, 2012. A public hearing for 2012 P RINTING D EPT . budget amendments is Dec. 302 S. Washington, Iola 365-5861 or 365-2111 20 in the New Community Stop by or call Kevin. Building. new.ads.multiple_Layout 1 9/12/12 9:31 AM Page 3

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HUMBOLDT — Shoppers looking for something different for the adults on their Christmas list may want to consider giving a $50 gift certificate for a Kansas Concealed Carry class, where participants are educated, instructed and tested to qualify for carrying a concealed handgun permit. Instructor Jeff Collins, also Humboldt assistant police chief, has 15 years of law enforcement experience and emphasizes the purpose of the class. “It is not designed to make you a better shooter, but about what you can do to legally carry a firearm,” he said. Collins follows a statemandated curriculum covering objectives in safely carrying and transporting a firearm, storing weapons and ammunition and the

Thursday - Fourth and fifth grade Christmas program, 7 p.m., high school auditorium. Saturday - Humboldt Holiday Gift Market, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., HHS gym. “Breakfast with Santa,” 7:30-9 a.m., St. Peter’s. Monday - Middle school and high school band concert, 7 p.m., high school auditorium.

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Jeff Collins (facing), a state certified Kansas Concealed Carry instructor, explains to students of Saturday’s concealed carry class what the commands for firing will be before they take aim at targets on the firing range. laws surrounding a concealed gun. Misinformation and hearsay are clarified for students questioning specific points of the presentation. “It’s a good idea to declare you have a gun (in the vehicle) and have a Concealed Carry Permit if

you are stopped by a law enforcement officer,” Collins said. “As an officer, I don’t want to be surprised.” Students learn where guns are prohibited regardless of no signage proclaiming the restriction, hear a brief synopsis on criminal and civil laws, review

Pipe yard construction under way By TERRY BROYLES Humboldt Correspondent

HUMBOLDT — The pipe yard being created across from St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, north of town, should be completed by the first week in December. Q3 Contracting, Little Canada, Minn., has been contracted by Enbridge Energy Company, Inc. to excavate 12 acres of the 20-acre field on the east side of the road, turning it into one of 11 pipe yards along the 600-mile pipeline route. Also referred to as “sky piles,” the site will be used to store pipe needed by Enbridge for the Flanagan South Pipeline Project. Originating in Flanagan, Ill., the majority of the pipeline will parallel Enbridge’s existing Spearhead crude oil pipeline right-of-way to Cushing, Okla. Project foreman for Q3, Scott Starkson, said the dirt was being moved to create 20 earthen berms and four roads on the prop-

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The Humboldt Recreation Commission will be hosting a “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The menu will be pancakes, sausage links and juice or milk to drink. The breakfast is free, but those attending should plan to bring one non-perishable item per person to be donated to the local food pantry.

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Terry Broyles 473-3727 Fall Learning Day and Officer Training on Nov. 19, members of GALS FCE gathered for a short meeting at the library. Sixteen members joined one or both meetings and Krissy Cook was welcomed as a new member. Linda Leonard gave several reports including the work schedule for the Holiday Gift Market on Dec. 1 and the club’s annual Christmas party on Dec. 15. Carol Bauer reported that 300 bags were handed out following the Halloween Parade on Oct. 31. Terry Butts reported 42 and a half volunteer hours recorded.

Holiday gifts

The Humboldt Holiday Gift Market opens the doors at 8 a.m. Saturday. Held in the old gymnasium at the high school, two blocks east of the stop light, booths will be stocked and ready for shoppers until 4 p.m. Santa Claus is expected to make an appearance around 9:30 a.m. and concessions will be available in the cafeteria.

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Scott Starkson, Minnesota, is project foreman with Q3 Contracting creating the pipe yard north of Humboldt. The earthen berms being constructed to hold the pipe will be covered with plastic and are scheduled to be finished the first week of December. erty. Pipe for a 60-mile section of the project will be stocked locally. “They will be able to store 18,000 feet of pipe here,” Starkson said. “The pipe will be 80 foot joints (36 inches in diameter) stacked four pieces high.” Pipe shipped by railroad should begin arriving by truck to the pipe yard in 30

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firearm related statutes and find out what it means that Kansas is considered a “non-caliber” state. Equipped with ear and eye protection, students are directed with commands on the firing range to demonstrate proficiency in gun handling safety, aiming, reloading and stance. Successful completion of a 25-question multiple choice test is the final step in being qualified to submit an application for a permit. Fourteen men and women took part in the November class Saturday held in the basement of city hall, traveling from as far away as Olathe and Spring Hill to as close as Chanute and Humboldt. “I love teaching the class,” he said. “It brings together like-minded people.”

Five members of South Logan FCE attended the Allen County FCE Fall Learning Day, Nov. 19, at the Humboldt Library. Ann Ludlum, Southwind Extension FACS Agent, Fort Scott, presented the program, “Tis the Season, Gift Giving.” South Logan will meet Dec. 11 for a Christmas party and snacks.

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Buffett calls for higher taxes on the wealthy By WARREN E. BUFFETT Chairman of the Board of Berkshire Hathaway

Suppose that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. “This is a good one,” he says enthusiastically. “I’m in it, and I think you should be, too.” Would your reply possibly be this? “Well, it all depends on what my tax rate will be on the gain you’re saying we’re going to make. If the taxes are too high, I would rather leave the money in my savings account, earning a quarter of 1 percent.” Only in Grover Norquist’s imagination does such a response exist. Between 1951 and 1954, when the capital gains rate was 25 percent and marginal rates on dividends reached 91 percent in extreme cases, I sold securities and did pretty well. In the years from 1956 to 1969, the top marginal rate fell modestly, but was still a lofty 70 percent — and the tax rate on capital gains inched up to 27.5 percent. I was managing funds for investors then. Never did anyone mention taxes as a reason to forgo an investment opportunity that I offered. Under those burdensome rates, moreover, both employment and the gross domestic product (a measure of the nation’s economic output) increased at a rapid clip. The middle class and the rich alike gained ground. So let’s forget about the rich and ultrarich going on strike and stuffing their ample funds under their mattresses if — gasp

— capital gains rates and ordinary income rates are increased. The ultrarich, including me, will forever pursue investment opportunities. AND, WOW, do we have plenty to invest. The Forbes 400, the wealthiest individuals in America, hit a new group record for wealth this year: $1.7 trillion. That’s more than five times the $300 billion total in 1992. In recent years, my gang has been leaving the middle class in the dust. A huge tail wind from tax cuts has pushed us along. In 1992, the tax paid by the 400 highest incomes in the United States (a different universe from the Forbes list) averaged 26.4 percent of adjusted gross income. In 2009, the most recent year reported, the rate was 19.9 percent. It’s nice to have friends in high places. The group’s average income in 2009 was $202 million — which works out to a “wage” of $97,000 per hour, based on a 40-hour workweek. (I’m assuming they’re paid during lunch hours.) Yet more than a quarter of these ultrawealthy paid less than 15 percent of their take in combined federal income and

payroll taxes. Half of this crew paid less than 20 percent. And — brace yourself — a few actually paid nothing. This outrage points to the necessity for more than a simple revision in upper-end tax rates, though that’s the place to start. I support President Obama’s proposal to eliminate the Bush tax cuts for high-income taxpayers. However, I prefer a cutoff point somewhat above $250,000 — maybe $500,000 or so. Additionally, we need Congress, right now, to enact a minimum tax on high incomes. I would suggest 30 percent of taxable income between $1 million and $10 million, and 35 percent on amounts above that. A plain and simple rule like that will block the efforts of lobbyists, lawyers and contributionhungry legislators to keep the ultrarich paying rates well below those incurred by people with income just a tiny fraction of ours. Only a minimum tax on very high incomes will prevent the stated tax rate from being eviscerated by these warriors for the wealthy. Above all, we should not postpone these changes in the name

In recent years, my gang has been leaving the middle class in the dust. ... The group’s average income in 2009 was $202 million — which works out to a “wage” of $97,000 per hour, based on a 40-hour workweek.

We need Congress, right now, to enact a minimum tax on high incomes. I would suggest 30 percent of taxable income between $1 million and $10 million, and 35 percent on amounts above that. of “reforming” the tax code. True, changes are badly needed. We need to get rid of arrangements like “carried interest” that enable income from labor to be magically converted into capital gains. And it’s sickening that a Cayman Islands mail drop can be central to tax maneuvering by wealthy individuals and corporations. But the reform of such complexities should not promote delay in our correcting simple and expensive inequities. We can’t let those who want to protect the privileged get away with insisting that we do nothing until we can do everything. Our government’s goal should be to bring in revenues of 18.5 percent of GDP and spend about 21 percent of GDP — levels that have been attained over extended periods in the past and can clearly be reached again. As the math makes clear, this won’t stem our budget deficits; in fact, it will continue them. But assuming even conservative projections about inflation and economic growth, this ratio of

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revenue to spending will keep America’s debt stable in relation to the country’s economic output. In the last fiscal year, we were far away from this fiscal balance — bringing in 15.5 percent of GDP in revenue and spending 22.4 percent. Correcting our course will require major concessions by both Republicans and Democrats. All of America is waiting for Congress to offer a realistic and concrete plan for getting back to this fiscally sound path. Nothing less is acceptable. In the meantime, maybe you’ll run into someone with a terrific investment idea, who won’t go forward with it because of the tax he would owe when it succeeds. Send him my way. Let me unburden him. (Warren Buffett, in case you just got back from an extended stay on the backside of the Moon, is the nation’s second most wealthy man and would pay millions more in taxes if his advice were followed. E.E.L.)

USD 257 celebrates accomplishments

HIV testing for all is long overdue Early treatment for HIV is more successful than later treatment. But that’s not the only reason to praise the recommendation of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force that doctors should test almost everyone ages 15 to 64 for the virus that causes AIDS. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 1.2 million people in the United States are infected with HIV but that close to 1 in 5 don’t know it. Even before there was any effective treatment for HIV, large-scale testing as a preventive measure could have kept a tremendous amount of suffering and death at bay. It should have begun years ago. Decades ago. Fear and prudishness got in the way. During the early years of AIDS, there was widespread ignorance about how easily the infection might be transmitted. A backlash against the groups most commonly associated with the disease — gay males, intravenous drug users and people with multiple sex partners — included attempts to discriminate against them, so that even gay rights groups sometimes fought against testing programs. Ryan

Even people who don’t engage in high-risk behaviors can be at risk. And if routine testing discovers an infection, not only can patients be treated earlier, but they can protect the health of others around them. White, a middle school student who was infected through a blood transfusion, had to fight in court for the right to attend school. Blood banks put off routine testing, concerned about possible blood shortages. In 1989, the topic of whether to offer screening to all pregnant women was highly controversial. Some pediatric AIDS specialists pointed out that with early information, they might be able to avoid transmission of the virus to the fetus. Others contended that there was too much risk of social isolation for women who tested positive. Most of us know better now. And no one would be required to undergo the simple test. But if the task force’s draft guidelines are adopted after the four-week comment period, most health insurance will cover the cost and most doctors will offer it to all their patients instead of hang-

ing back lest they offend someone. Even people who don’t engage in high-risk behaviors can be at risk. And if routine testing discovers an infection, not only can patients be treated earlier, but they can protect the health of others around them. The cost of the tests would most likely amount to a fraction of the cost of treating people whose infections might otherwise have been prevented. The epidemic of AIDS has not been stamped out; what has changed is that it’s no longer the diagnosis of near-certain doom that it was in the earliest years. Had society treated this simply as a public health issue from the start, had doctors tested more routinely early on, some of the disease’s terrible spread could have been avoided. At least we can start now. — The Los Angeles Times

Using Thanksgiving as a theme, USD 257 administrators and teachers had several opportunities to demonstrate their appreciation for students and each other. In early November, the district celebrated thankfulness by recognizing the accomplishments of our USD 257 Elementary Drumming Circle when it was chosen to perform at the Kansas Department of Education annual conference in Wichita. Elementary music teacher Karen Jesseph and her drummers did an incredible job representing our district. During the first school board meeting in November, the district was very thankful of the fact that our 10-year vision for the development of our schools is coming into a clearer focus. Not only are we thankful because this allows our district to maximize our resources, but the process also allows the community, staff, students, and parents to own the vision collectively. Later in November, USD 257 got a chance to recognize the accomplishments of three individuals/groups who were finalists for the Thrive Allen County Excellence in Education awards. Marv Smith, long-time coach and educator at Iola High School, was a finalist for the award as was Michael Barnes, the philanthropic custodian at Jefferson Elementary School. Walmart Manager

Brian Pekarek USD 257 Supt. of Schools Jeff Livingston and all of the employees at Walmart came away with the award for their outstanding philanthropic efforts to USD 257 and other schools in the area. As November comes to a close, our district continues to teach and model the principles of thankfulness to our students. Elementary students learned about thankfulness by preparing and serving each other meals through our annual Thanksgiving feasts. The middle school students and staff filled 11 baskets with “Thanksgiving items” so that needy families in the area could celebrate the holiday. In addition, our high school students collected a large amount of food for the Iola Food Pantry and our Crossroads Alternative Learning Center served the community and USD 257 staff. Looking back, it is easy to see that these important principles were modeled and taught in our school district to students. However, I am even more thankful that these concepts continue throughout the year with our students, staff, parents, and community.

Thought for the day

“In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.”

— Anne Sophie Swetchine, Russian-French author, 1782-1857

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Protect plants as Consider a real tree for the holidays winter approaches By JOHN SCHLAGECK Kansas Farm Bureau

It is hard to believe that winter is just around the corner. It has been a beautiful fall. Unfortunately, we are still lacking moisture. To protect perennial plants this winter, it will be important that they go into winter with moist soil. The exceptionally dry growing season we had this year, coupled with the weather last year, has caused many plants to be under high stress levels. Watering now will help alleviate at least some of the stress. If these plants do not go into the winter with moist soil, many may not survive. Others may appear to survive the winter and leaf out but then die suddenly when the weather turns hot next summer. All perennial plants benefit from watering when soils are dry in the fall, but it is especially important for evergreens because moisture is easily lost from the foliage. Newly planted trees and shrubs are also more at risk due to a limited root system. Even trees and shrubs planted the last two to three years are more sensitive to drought than a well-established plant. A good, deep watering with moisture reaching at least a foot down into the soil is good. Avoid light sprinklings. Roots near the soil surface are killed when soil temperatures reach 28 degrees. Therefore, those roots do not last long in our Kansas winters. Our plants rely on roots that are deeper and so we must provide moisture deep enough for them to absorb. Roses should have some additional attention this

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time of year. Most shrub roses are hardy in Kansas, but other types are more tender. Hybrid teas originated in the warm climate of southern China. They need protection to reliably survive Kansas winters. Roses should be winterized by mounding soil or compost eight to 10 inches high around each plant. If using soil, bring it in from another part of the garden. Do not pull it from between the plants because this can damage the rose roots or make them more susceptible to cold. Mounding should be done right now — around Thanksgiving. Once the ground has frozen, add a four-inch layer of mulch such as straw, leaves or hay for additional protection. Do not add the mulch before the ground freezes because this may encourage mice to invade and feed on the rose over the winter. The purpose of the covering is not only to moderate the cold, but also to prevent warm days during the winter or early spring from stimulating growth that is tender from being damaged when cold weather returns. Krista Harding is a K-State Research and Extension Agricultural agent assigned to Southwind District. She may be reached at (620) 244-3826 or kharding@ksu.edu.

‘Cleaning fairy’ gets one-year probation CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio woman dubbed the “cleaning fairy” after she broke into a home, cleaned it and left a $75 bill has been put on probation for one year. A judge sentenced 53-year-old Susan Warren of Elyria on Monday in Cleveland on her guilty plea to attempted burglary. She also must do 20 hours of community service. The woman told au-

thorities she was driving by the Westlake house and “wanted something to do.” She broke in, washed some coffee cups, took out the trash, vacuumed and dusted inside the house. Then she left a bill written on a napkin and included her phone number. Warren says she owns a cleaning business and sometimes enters homes, cleans them and leaves a bill.

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Now that we’ve celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas is just around the corner, many folks will be selecting their annual tree to adorn apartment or home. It’s been said many times before and will be repeated again and again, “A traditional Christmas begins with a real tree.”   Most of us buy a particular kind of tree based on family tradition. If we grew up with a spruce, we buy a spruce tree. If our family had firs, we buy firs. If we cut a cedar out of the pasture, chances are we still cut a cedar out of the pasture and bring it into our house for Christmas. When I was a youngster my family only considered one option when buying a Christmas tree – a real pine or fir tree. That all changed when a U.S.- based toilet bowl brush manufacturer, the Addis Brush Company, created an artificial tree from brush bristles. Hence, the prototype

for modern artificial trees. Today, some people feel guilty about cutting down a new tree each year. They feel better buying an artificial tree they can use over and over. Cost, convenience and environmental impact are other reasons consumers opt for an artificial tree. Given the current economic climate, artificial trees may be especially appealing for their investment value when compared with the recurrent, annual expense of a real Christmas tree. Their convenience is also appealing to consumers as they don’t need watering, don’t leave pine needles all over the floor and transportation from tree farm to home isn’t an issue. That said, real trees are a renewable, recyclable resource. While artificial trees contain nonbiodegradable plastics and metals, real Christmas trees provide the oxygen for millions of people. A single farmed tree absorbs more than 1 ton of CO2 throughout its lifetime. With

more than 350 million real Christmas trees growing in U.S. tree farms alone, you can imagine the yearly amount of carbon sequestering associated with the trees. Additionally, each acre of trees produces enough oxygen for the daily needs of 18 people. This year, about 33 million American families will celebrate the holidays with the fragrance and beauty of a real Christmas tree. There are approximately a million acres in production for Christmas trees. The top Christmas tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington and Wisconsin. The top selling Christmas trees are the balsam fir, Douglas fir, Fraser fir, Noble fir, Scotch pine, Virginian pine and white pine. More than 100,000 people are employed full or part time in this industry that pumps $1 billion into the U.S. economy. While it can take as long as 15 years to grow a tree of av-

Scholarships recognized at ACC luncheon Three new scholarships to Allen Community College were recognized at the ACC Endowment Association’s annual luncheon on Nov. 15. Iolan Denny Apt and her children, Barbara Apt Bukaty and Fred Apt III, established a scholarship in honor of Richard Coleman Apt; Bill and Cara Walden funded a scholarship in their names; and Steve Traw and his family endowed a scholarship in honor of Susan B. (Wittmer) Traw. More than 250 students and guests attended the luncheon that pairs students with their scholarship donors. Walter White, former Kansas City Chiefs tight end from 1975 to 1979, was the keynote speaker. White now is a vice president of institutional services at Commerce Bank in Kansas City, which sponsored the luncheon. His message to students was to have “AIR — attitude, integrity and respect.” ACC’s jazz ensemble, the Devil’s Fyre, provided entertainment.

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Those who endowed scholarships to Allen Community College were recognized at the Endowment Association’s annual luncheon Nov. 15. From left are Cindy Adams, ACC director of development, Barbara Apt Bukaty, Steve Traw, and Bret Heim, president of the endowment association. Seated is Denny Apt.

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erage height (six feet), the average growing time is seven to 10 years.  The secret to keeping a Christmas tree alive and healthy when you bring it into your home is to make a fresh cut on the bottom of the tree. When you place the tree in its stand make sure it has plenty of water. While you can spend money on additives that claim to keep the tree fresh, forgo the expense and just add fresh water every day. Nothing works better. As far as choosing a particular tree, pick a tree you like. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Everyone has an opinion on what tree is the best. I like them all — firs, spruce, pine. The important thing is that the trees are watered after you cut them. That will keep the color looking rich and the tree looking beautiful. So whatever tree you choose, real or artificial, have fun finding the perfect one for your family.

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H USD 257 added. “We won’t get better by playing down. Not that Pioneer League is down, it’s just smaller schools.” With the exception of the volleyball coach Terri Carlin, Lower and Stanley and the coaches are all in favor of staying in the SEK league. FOOD service director

Colleen Riebel presented changes to the meals this year and the feedback she and the rest of her staff has witnessed. New state-mandated regulations have changed the required foods students are offered. One of the new regulations is that dark green vegetable be available. Monday spinach was offered and “we threw away 90 percent of it,” Riebel said. Students are required to choose three out of the five food choices, meat (or meat alternative), grain, fruit, vegetables and milk. The food staff believes more carbs should be offered, especially during

football season, Riebel said. “We have a lid on calories (allotted) this year, whereas before we didn’t,” Riebel said. “If you have complaints that kids are hungry, they probably are,” Riebel said. The grab and go breakfasts newly offered to the students this year have been popular. Students can use their meal tickets at the snack bar and, according to Riebel, the banana nut bread and s’mores Pop Tarts are the most popular items. Last year, the Monday after Thanksgiving about 30 students ate the school breakfast. This year, Monday morning, only 22 students ate the school breakfast, but 138 ate from the snack bar. JEFFERSON Elementary Principal Brad Crusinbery briefed the board on the school’s Dec. 4 winter music program. Because Jefferson is the largest elementary school, it also has the most problems fitting family and friends into the Bowlus Fine Arts Center for the

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program. This year they are limiting families to three tickets per household, not including the Jefferson student. Letters went out with students Monday informing parents of the ticket setup. Another letter will be sent Thursday, including the three tickets. Everyone must have a ticket to watch the show. There will be a 1 p.m. dress rehearsal that day which requires no ticket, that Crusinbery is recommending family members and friends to attend if they cannot make the evening show. Crusinbery said state fire laws precipitated the change.

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All elementary schools will require tickets this year for their performances. THE BOARD approved a new policy paying for tuberculosis skin tests for USD 257 employees. Any new employee hired after Dec. 1 may be reimbursed the cost of their required TB skin test from a district recommended medical facility, if the employee submits the receipt to the district office no later than one month from the date of the starting employment date. Board members hired Reagan Webster as a substitute paraprofessional for the district.

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breakdown that includes more revenue. “Corker was elected to the Senate because he took the pledge,” Norquist said on Fox News. “He would not be a senator today if he hadn’t made that commitment. If he breaks it, he’s going to have to have a conversation with the people of Tennessee about his keeping his word.” At the White House, spokesman Jay Carney said Monday that the shifting away from Norquist signaled an opportunity for Republicans to work with President Obama. “They represent what we hope is a difference in tone and approach to these problems and a recognition that a balanced approach to deficit reduction is the right approach,” Carney said. Norquist, the head of the conservative Americans for Tax Reform, opposes tax increases of any kind, whether eliminating deductions, a position some GOP lawmakers say they’re open to, or raising rates. He has insisted on hardline positions from lawmakers and, for years, has held outsized sway in the party for someone who does not hold public office. His pledge doesn’t allow any change to the tax code that adds a dollar to revenues. House Speaker John Boehner has called that notion unrealistic and has dismissed Norquist as “some random person.” Nevertheless, Norquist has maintained a certain level of clout for years. Heading into the 2012 elections, 279 lawmakers had signed Norquist’s’ pledge, according to Americans for Tax Reform.

But some who have signed the pledge are having second thoughts. And when the new House is seated next year, no more than 212 of them consider themselves bound by the promise. “I’m not obligated on the pledge,” Corker told CBS News. “I was just elected. The only thing I’m honoring is the oath I take when I serve when I’m sworn in this January.” He’s not alone in his stance on the pledge. “When I go to the constituents that have re-elected me, it is not about that pledge,” Cantor said on MSNBC. “It really is about trying to solve problems.” Chambliss, a veteran senator from Georgia, said he signed the pledge during an earlier campaign when the country’s debt was nowhere near its current $16 trillion level. “Times have changed significantly, and I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” Chambliss told his local television station. “If we do it (Norquist’s) way, then we’ll continue in debt.” “I’m frankly not concerned about the Norquist pledge,” Chambliss added. Raising taxes, whether by closing loopholes or raising tax rates, is seldom a vote-winning strategy. President George H.W. Bush broke his campaign promise to not raise taxes; he ended up losing re-election in 1992. Other Republicans, however, are now willing to put additional tax revenues on the table as a bargaining chip for a deal with Democrats to get changes in Social Security and Medicare and pare down federal deficits.

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A moose partakes in a frosty meal along Lake Hood Drive Monday, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Ala. Weather in Iola has been brisk, but by Thursday it should warm up to a nice 68 degrees.

Friday night a truck driven by Anthony Williams, Shawnee, struck a deer on U.S. 54 three miles east of Moran. Less than a half an hour later a truck driven by Douglas Niemeir, Fort Scott, hit a deer at about the same place on U.S. 54. Saturday two deer were hit by vehicles four miles north of Iola on U.S. 169. One accident involved a car driven by Michael Harris, 42, Tulsa. He and his wife,

Allison, 45, and two children, ages 8 and 10, were uninjured. Later, a vehicle driven by Michael Harris, Tulsa, was in the other accident. ACCORDING to statistics tabulated by State Farm Insurance, 140 people died in vehicle-deer accidents nationwide last year. In Kansas, there were nearly 12,000 accidents with property loss estimated at $39.4 million.


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Iola Middle School’s Riley Murry (20), shown here in a game earlier this season, had five rebounds Monday in the Ponies’ 21-18 win over Independence. The victory lifts Iola’s record to 6-1.

INDEPENDENCE — Iola Middle School’s eighth-grade girls overcame a slow start Monday evening. The Ponies failed to score in the first quarter, but their defense held host Independence within striking distance. Iola evened the score to 6-6 by halftime, then took a 13-10 lead after three quarters in a 21-18 victory. The win lifts Iola’s record to 6-1 on the season. The seventh-graders were unable to overcome their slow start, falling 24-12. In the eighth-grade contest, Toni Macha led the way with seven points and five rebounds, while Lexi Heslop and Sydney Wade scored six points each. Heslop had three rebounds, Wade one. Jadyn Sigg chipped in with two points and a rebound. Riley Murry added five boards. “The girls struggled all night but hung in there and got a win against a pretty good basketball team,” Iola head coach Marty Taylor said. “We got in some foul trouble, and Jadyn Sigg and Brook Storrer gave us some good minutes off the bench.” Independence led the seventhgrade Ponies 4-1 after one quarter and 9-1 at the break. The lead swelled to 17-3 by the close of the third period. “The girls did some good things tonight,” Taylor said. “We just couldn’t throw it in the See IMS | Page B2

deserves title of ‘Johnny Heisman’ Johnny Football finally got a chance to speak Monday. This was it, our first opportunity to hear from the quarterback himself why he feels he should win the Heisman Trophy. Turns out, he’s not much of a lobbyist. Off the charts when he’s got that ol’ pigskin in his hands, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel sounds like just another boring QB when asked about his chanc- Johnny Manziel es of becoming the first freshman to claim college football’s highest individual honor. He says it would be “a dream come true.” (Boooring!) He says “whatever is meant to happen will happen.” (Give this man an award for clichés.) He deflects credit to his teammates and coaches, pointing out time and time again that none of his success would be possible without those around him. (Wake us when he’s done.) That’s OK. Nothing more really needs to be said. Johnny Football, meet Johnny Heisman. With a nod to Notre Dame de-

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fensive star Manti Te’o, a dominating linebacker with a bittersweet back story, Manziel’s numbers are simply too outlandish to be denied. — He’s rushed for 1,181 yards and 19 touchdowns. — He’s thrown for 3,419 yards and another two dozen TDs. — He’s already surpassed Cam Newton’s totals from two years ago by 273 yards (in two fewer games), and the former Auburn quarterback won the award in a landslide. Manziel deserves a similar rout. “The way Johnny has performed this season, the numbers speak for themselves,” said Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, who had barred Manziel from talking to reporters until Monday. “He’s a tremendous competitor, a tremendous leader. That’s something See MANZIEL | Page B2

Panthers Withey’s block party propels Jayhawks down Eagles By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cam Newton returned to his rookie form to outshine a seventh-round draft pick starting his first game since high school. Newton threw for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Carolina Panthers to a 30-22 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night in a matchup of teams with the worst records in the NFC. Bryce Brown set a club rookie record with 178 yards rushing, including TD runs of 65 and 5 yards, but the Eagles (3-8) still lost their seventh straight game. Brown, filling in for injured running back LeSean McCoy, surpassed Correll Buckhalter’s rookie mark of 134 yards rushing in his first start since his senior year at Wichita See PANTHERS | Page B2

MVJH girls drop pair ARMA — Marmaton Valley Junior High’s B team lost its defensive edge after halftime Monday. The Wildcats limited host Northeast Middle School to only two first-half points, but gave up eight points in each of the last two quarters. Northeast closed the game with an 8-2 run to defeat Marmaton Valley 18-17. Northeast also romped to the A team victory 44-9. Wildcat coach Kim Ensminger lamented Marmaton Valley’s missed opportunities in the B team contest. “We had many,” she said. Trinitee Gutierrez led the B team with eight points, followed by Shayla Brooks with five and Megan Ensminger with four. Kyla Drake scored seven of the Wildcats’ nine points in the A team contest. Makayla Brooks scored the other two. The Wildcats travel to Crest next Monday.

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Nobody else was doing much scoring for No. 10 Kansas on Monday night. Nobody else was rebounding or playing much defense, either. Jeff Withey stepped up and did all three. And etched his name in the school’s record books, too. The senior center had 16 points, 12 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks for only the second official triple-double in Kansas history, and the Jayhawks held off a furious comeback by San Jose State for a 70-57 victory. “He was the only guy who played worth a flip,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “He did a good job covering up for a lot of mistakes, because we made a ton of them tonight.” Withey scored 10 points during a 20-2 run early in the second half, and achieved the Jayhawks’ first triple-double since Cole Aldrich in an NCAA tournament game against Dayton in 2010 when the 7-footer blocked Xavier Jones’ shot with 7:43 left in the game. “I’ve been wanting that for a while now, and it’s only me and Cole that have it, so it’s pretty special to me,” Withey said. “They kept on driving in and, you know, I just kept on blocking it. It’s what I do.” Kansas (5-1) certainly needed every last one of them after taking a 60-36 lead with just over 11 minutes left, and then watching the Spartans (2-3) go on an 18-2 run of their own. The Jayhawks finally put it away when Elijah Johnson hit a floater with just over a minute left for a 66-57 lead, and when Withey’s rejection of J.D. Brown turned into a run-out that Ben McLemore finished off with a windmill dunk with about 30 seconds remaining. “We didn’t back down,” San Jose State coach George Nessman said. “We kept bucking up and sticking our chest out there, and that was important for us.” James Kinney stuck his chest out the farthest, scoring 19 of his 30 points in the second half for the Spartans. At one point, the senior guard scored nine in a span of about 90 seconds as San Jose State was mounting its big second-half charge. “I wasn’t going to give up. I’m not going to get embarrassed out

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Kansas center Jeff Withey (5) drives in for a second-half field goal Monday against San Jose State University in front of defenders D.J. Brown (1), Alex Brown (44) and Chris Cunningham. In the foreground is Jayhawk guard Ben McLemore (23). Withey scored 16 points with 12 rebounds and a school-record 12 blocks in Kansas’ 70-57 victory. here,” Kinney said. “Once everyone saw I was going to keep fighting, they just tagged along.” McLemore finished with 13 points despite missing all seven of his 3-point tries, and Travis Releford also had 13 points for the Jayhawks. Kevin Young added eight rebounds. Playing its first game since romping to victory in the CBE Classic last week, the Jayhawks looked fresh and smooth in building a double-digit lead late in the

first half. San Jose State answered with nine straight points spanning halftime to get back into it. That’s when Kansas went on its big run. It began with a 3-pointer by Johnson, and the momentum really started to build when Young followed up Withey’s miss with an easy basket down low. Withey scored six of the Jayhawks’ next eight points as the lead slowly grew, and the crowd at

Allen Fieldhouse began to realize that he was making history. He surpassed the 10-rebound mark midway through the second half before getting his 10th block to mark the triple-double. “Most of the time — I’m guilty of it, too — we get caught standing around watching Jeff, like a fan or something, and that’s when we need to snap back to it,” Johnson said. “Jeff saved us a lot of See JAYHAWKS | Page B2


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East High School in 2008. But Brown also lost two fumbles, including one in Panthers’ territory. Fellow rookie Nick Foles was so-so in his second straight start for Michael Vick, who also sat out with a concussion. Foles was 16 of 21 for 119 yards. Carolina (3-8) went ahead 24-22 early in the fourth quarter on Graham Gano’s 23-yard field goal.

Then the Panthers finally stopped Brown when it mattered most, stuffing him on a fourth-and-1 to take over on downs at their 40. Newton led them downfield, running in from the 2 to make it 30-22. Gano, signed last week, missed the extra point. But Brandon Boykin fumbled after a 44-yard kickoff return, the Panthers recovered and held the ball the final 4:29.

Newton finished 18 of 28 for 306 yards. Newton had a 24-yard TD toss over the middle to a wide-open Gary Barnidge for a 7-3 lead. He connected with Brandon LaFell on a 43-yard pass to make it 14-3 later in the first quarter. LaFell was wide open on the play, taking advantage of another breakdown in coverage in the secondary. Since Todd Bowles re-

placed Juan Castillo as defensive coordinator, the Eagles have allowed 13 passing touchdowns and haven’t had an interception in five games. Newton led a 95-yard drive to open the third quarter, finishing it off with a 1-yard leap to give the Panthers a 21-15 lead. Newton hit Louis Murphy for a 55-yard gain on a second-and-11 from Carolina’s 16.

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times. There were times I caught myself looking instead of playing.” Unofficially, it was Withey’s second time reaching the milestone. The senior had 18 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks against Pittsburg State in an exhibition game last season, when All-America forward Thomas Robinson missed the game due to injury. It also comes with an asterisk in the Kansas record books. The school didn’t keep records for blocked shots during the 1950s, when Wilt Chamberlain was plying his trade on the hardwood. He undoubtedly had his share of triple-doubles while playing for the Jayhawks — but officially, only

Aldrich and Withey have done it. “On the sideline, I kept thinking some of the shots were going in, and then bang, they were going the other way,” Nessman said. “We try to tell our guys to jump into shot-blockers, but he’s so good at staying down, it’s hard to get him off his feet.” Kinney did the best job of getting shots up, over and around him. In doing so, he nearly stole Withey’s thunder. The spunky guard hit consecutive jumpers to end the Jayhawks’ big secondhalf run, and then added a fall-away 3-pointer with just over 10 minutes remaining to close the gap. He added another 3-pointer with 6:44 left to trim the Spartans’ deficit to 60-51,

KU freshman leaves team

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Freshman forward Zach Peters has left the Kansas basketball program after a shoulder injury and a series of concussions have threatened to end his career. Peters announced his decision in a statement shortly after the 10th-ranked Jayhawks defeated San Jose State 70-57 on Monday night. Peters has sustained four concussions since his senior year of high school, including two since his arrival at Kansas. “I hate that this is happening,” Peters said. “With all the

injuries, including the concussions, that I’ve dealt with lately, I feel like in order for me to move on and be able to get over all this, I need to go home and basically heal.” Kansas coach Bill Self said that Peters went home to Plano, Texas, during the Thanksgiving break and spoke with his family before meeting with him Monday. That’s when Peters informed Self that he was leaving the program to deal with his health issues. Peters has had a rotator cuff injury in addition to his concussions.

and then hit his fourth 3 as the shot clock was winding down to make it 64-57 with 2:39 to go. That’s when Kansas finally put the game away.

“I just don’t think we have any fold in us. That’s not who we are. We have a great group of kids,” Nessman said. “We came here to play for a full 40 minutes.”

H Manziel you really don’t see in a player as a redshirt freshman. But all his leadership — on and off the field, all throughout the season — made our season a real special one.” Sumlin’s policy of denying media privileges to all his freshmen, even those like Manziel who are in their second year of school, has only added to the mystique. Here was a guy with the cool nickname and enough highlights to fill his own YouTube channel, but we didn’t really know anything else about him other than what was in the biography. The small-town Texas kid who initially committed to Oregon but really wanted to play in the Lone Star State, who signed with the Aggies when Mike Sherman was the coach but didn’t get a chance to play until Sumlin took over the job. Otherwise, our impressions were formed by what he did with the helmet on. How he ran circles around opposing defenses, how he threw touchdown passes off the wrong foot, how he chased down and tackled two Louisiana Tech players after a turnover, how he led the Aggies to a surprising 10-win season in their Southeastern Conference debut, including an upset of mighty Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Now, after an hour-long conference call with media from all over the country, we know a little more. Manziel is cool with the nickname. He enjoys playing video games, including the college football version, though apparently not so much as himself. He’s still getting used to all the attention he receives when he does something as simple as going out to dinner. “I don’t see myself as Johnny Football. I see myself as Johnathan Manziel,” he says. “When people want to take my picture or ask for an autograph, I’m shocked by it. I’m not used to the whole thing, even though it’s kind of becoming a daily thing.” He tries to avoid watching highlights of himself, like the ones posted in countless trib-

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son, the numbers speak for themselves. He’s a tremendous competitor, a tremendous leader. That’s something you really don’t see in a player as a redshirt freshman. But all his leadership — on and off the field, all throughout the season — made our season a real special one. — Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M head coach on freshman quarterback and Heisman hopeful Johnny Manziel

ute videos, or the more humorous attempts to pay homage to his growing legend. No, he hasn’t seen the video by the woman old enough to be his mother, who croons to the camera with her own version of early-1960s hit “Johnny Angel” while surrounded by Aggies gear. “Johnny Football, how we love him,” she warbles. “He’s got something Aggies can’t resist. And he doesn’t even know impossible exists.” In other seasons, when the race wasn’t so clearcut, Te’o might’ve been positioned to join Charles Woodson as only the second defensive player to capture the Heisman. The Notre Dame senior certainly has the stats to back up his candidacy (103 tackles and seven intercep-

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tions), but there’s so much more to his resume. He’s the undisputed leader on the nation’s topranked team, a major reason the Fighting Irish went unbeaten in the regular season for the first time since 1988 and landed a spot in the national championship game against either Alabama or Georgia. It’s hard not to shed a tear every time he makes a big play, either, remembering how he’s still dealing with the grief of losing both his grandmother (who died after a long illness) and his girlfriend (who succumbed to leukemia) just a few hours apart on an awful day back in September. A special season, to be sure. But Manziel’s debut season goes beyond that. It’s

transformational, like the first time you saw Herschel Walker flatten a defensive back, or Michael Vick cutting this way and that on one play, then unleashing a 70-yard pass on the next. It’s beyond Heisman-worthy. “This is something you dream about as a kid,” Manziel said. “When you’re playing those NCAA (video) games as a kid, you create players who can win the Heisman by putting up some crazy numbers.” When he used to dream up his perfect player for that make-believe world, it looked more like Newton. You know, 6-foot-6, about 250 pounds, stronger and faster than anyone else on the field. In real life, Manziel didn’t turn out that way. He’s just a smidgen over 6-foot. He tips the scales at around 200 pounds. Solid, but not imposing. “I did get tackled a couple of times and heard people say, ‘You’re really small’ or ‘You’re not as big as we thought,’” Manziel conceded. Turns out, he was better than the guy on the video game. The one with the Heisman.

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Iola Middle School seventh-grader Katie Bauer (44), shown here in a home game earlier this season, had two points and six rebounds in the Ponies’ loss Monday to Independence.

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ocean. Three out of 30 from the field is a tough night.” Colbi Riley led the Ponies with 10 points and three rebounds. Katie Bauer added two points and six boards. “Colbi is gaining confidence every night out and

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could apply to nearly any action the president might take, particularly in regard to the writing of the country’s new constitution. “The president and the Supreme Judicial Council confirmed their desire for no conflict or difference between the judicial and presidential authorities,” Ali said. Despite the agreement, many in Cairo said that public feuds like the one in which thousands protested Morsi’s latest power grab would define Egypt for the immediate future. Even though the Muslim Brotherhood canceled its call for demonstrations, those opposed to Morsi’s policies planned to take to the streets. Ahmed Maher, a founder of the April 6 Youth Movement, a leading force in the uprising, is among those who want tweaks in the latest decree. “From the first day he was president, we said we wouldn’t leave. And he himself said, ‘If I do something wrong, correct me,’” Maher said. “We represent a great segment of Egyptians.” One question unresolved by the agreement

announced Monday is likely to roil Egyptian politics for some time: How much accountability does a democratically elected president owe his constituents? While protesters demanded that Morsi answer to the courts and explain his decisions to the public, his supporters say he is accountable to the voters only when he runs for re-election. What happens in during his term is up to Morsi, supporters say. The question is even dividing his advisers. According to state television, two of Morsi’s advisers, including a leading Christian, resigned to protest Morsi’s decree, though the president has not accepted their resignations. The judiciary called the decree unprecedented, and even Morsi’s minister of justice struggled to defend it. In Washington, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Egypt’s foreign minister, Mohammed Kamel Amr, with whom she stood days earlier as they announced a cease-fire in Gaza, to question the decree. A State Department spokeswoman called the situation in Egypt “murky.”

Fire highlights harsh lives of Bangladesh workers By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Clothing is king in Bangladesh, a country that exports more garments than any other in the world except China. It is responsible for four out of every five export dollars and has turned factory owners into members of parliament and leaders of sports clubs. That strength has often been turned against the workers in those factories, especially those who complain about poor working conditions and pay that can be less than $40 a month. A law-enforcement agency called the Industrial Police is specifically assigned to deal with unrest in factories, and labor activists accuse government forces of killing one of their leaders. Employees are barred by law from forming trade unions, even though Bangladesh allows workers in other industries to unionize. Workers hope that could change following the industry’s latest tragedy, a fire Saturday that killed 112 people at a factory that made T-shirts and polo shirts for Wal-Mart and other retailers around the world. But they have their doubts. “The owners must treat the workers with respect. They should care about

their lives and they must keep in mind that they are human beings. They have families, parents and children,” said Nazma Akhter, president of Combined Garment Workers Federation. “Is there anybody to really pay any heed to our words?” There have been many garment-factory fires in Bangladesh — since 2006, more than 300 people have died. But Saturday’s was by far the deadliest, and has drawn international attention to labor practices as the government tries to encourage Western countries and companies to expand their relationships here. The Tazreen Fashions Ltd. factory had no emergency exit, and workers trying to flee found the main exit locked. Fire extinguishers were left unused, either because they didn’t work or workers didn’t know how to use them. One survivor said that after the fire alarm went off, managers told workers to get back to work. In an interview published today in Dhaka’s Daily Star newspaper, the managing director of Tazreen Fashions expressed concern — about possibly losing foreign buyers. “I’m concerned that my business with them will be hampered,” said Delwar Hossain. But there was

no mention in the article of concern for victims or their families. Tazreen has not responded to repeated requests from AP for comment. Bangladesh’s $20 billiona-year garment industry accounts for 80 percent of its total export earnings and contributes a major share of the country’s $110 billion GDP. This from an export market created only in 1978, with a consignment for 10,000 men’s shirts. By 1982, the country had 47 readymade garment factories. In three years the number rose to 587. Now it has more than 4,000. The factory owners are a powerful group, holding parliamentary posts in both major parties. The head of the prominent Dhaka sports club Mohamedan is in the business; so is a former president of the national cricket board. An important reason for their success is cheap labor. Almost a third of the South Asian country of 150 million lives in extreme poverty. The minimum wage for a garment worker is 3,000 takas ($38) a month, after being nearly doubled this year following violent protests by workers. According to the World Bank, the per capita income in Bangladesh was about $64 a

month in 2011. Today, as Bangladesh held a day of mourning for the dead, 10,000 people, including relatives and colleagues, gathered near the site of Saturday’s blaze, many wearing black badges as a sign of mourning.

Security forces were deployed, but no clashes were reported. “I’ve lost my son and the only member to earn for the family,” said Nilufar Khatoon, the mother of a worker who died. “What shall I do now?”


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Media center provides storytelling venue Supreme Court rejects insanity plea By MATT ERICKSON The Lawrence Journal-World

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Just about every day, Cal Butcher says, someone pokes his or her head into the room on the fourth floor of the Kansas Union with the one bright green wall and asks what’s going on in there. The answer: Nobody knows exactly what yet. “I’m kind of just calling it a place where people can come in and tell their stories,” Butcher said of this new place, which is called Media Crossroads. It’s a joint venture between the Kansas University School of Journalism and the Union. It has three video cameras, a “green screen” wall that allows for filming in front of vir-

tual backgrounds, a control room to put it all together and other tools. Also arranged around the main room are high-top tables with rolling chairs. Butcher, whose experience with multimedia and TV production includes helping with broadcasts of Kansas City Chiefs games and KU sports events, came aboard earlier this month as the project’s director. Scott Reinardy, an associate professor of journalism, has also helped the center come together. What it is, Reinardy said, will be determined by the students and others who make use of it. “It’s a multimedia center where people can come in and create media and see media being created,” Reinardy said.

David Mucci, director of the KU Memorial Unions, said the idea sprang from a meeting with KU journalism Dean Ann Brill after she saw that a space was available at the Union. The spot, just to the right of the doorway to Alderson Auditorium near the Union’s main entrance on the fourth floor, was previously a computer lab. Brill was interested in a “community news center,” Mucci said. He agreed it was the perfect spot. “This is, as the name suggests, right at the crossroads of campus and the community beyond us,”

Mucci said. Butcher and Reinardy said it’s meant to be used by students, others on the KU campus or even people in Lawrence to engage in storytelling that they can’t do alone with their phones or laptops. Reinardy said he hopes the projects that emerge become something more than the equivalent of public-access TV shows, but people will be free to use its capabilities as they like. “I always tell students I don’t want it to turn into ‘Wayne’s World,’” Reinardy said, “but maybe ‘Wayne’s World’ isn’t the worst thing.” The center opened softly in September and will likely have a grand opening in the spring semester, Reinardy said.

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“It might be more clear how to do that (evaluate progress) with a math or reading teacher, but what about art teachers?” — Ron Vinduska, Seaman High School principal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas teachers and administrators are working with state Department of Education to develop an evaluation system to measure their performance. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the Kansas Education Evaluation Pro-

ways of how to monitor student growth and achievement, said Jordan, who is also with the commission. Topeka USD 501 is participating in the pilot program. Teresa Songs, a principal at Chase Middle School, must compile a folder that gives a glimpse of what she does to interact with her teachers, including training, emails and lists of topics the students are being taught. “I think it provides you with a focus,” said Songs, who is now in her second year of the pilot program. “For example, am I providing teachers with enough resources and the schedule they need?”

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a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the notion that defendants have a constitutional right to plead not guilty by reason of insanity, Ginsburg said they were disappointed by the high court’s decision not to hear Delling’s case. Courts dating from ancient Greece have held that the integrity of the criminal justice system requires an insanity defense, Constitutional Accountability Center attorney Elizabeth Wydra said in a prepared statement. “The court should have taken Mr. Delling’s case to make sure that every state in the nation respects this long history of legal and moral tradition and provides constitutionally-mandated due process of law,” Wydra said. During Delling’s trial, medical experts and his mother said he had lived with mental illness since childhood and that his adolescence and adulthood were punctuated by violence and bizarre delusions.

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Local girl’s steer tops class at Royal Jillian Keller’s market steer, Tooth, was the first place finisher in the lightweight class at the American Royal in Kansas City in late October. Jillian, 10, is the daughter of Mark and Gretchen Keller, Piqua, and granddaughter of James and Beverly Lewis, Iola. Winning the class qualified Keller’s steer for the Royal’s Junior Premium Livestock Auction. Joe Bichelmeyer, auction chairman, assisted in Jillian’s steer being purchased for $10,000 by Tom Ward, owner of Russell Stover Candies and North Branch Ranch. Jillian banked the majority of the premium in her college fund and will use some to purchase another show steer for next year. This was Jillian’s first year to show at the American Royal, which drew exhibitors from 16 states. She

London’s Globe building new indoor theater By JILL LAWLESS Associated Press

LONDON (AP) — Shakespeare’s Globe, the openair London playhouse that helped win modern audiences over to all-weather outdoor theatergoing, is embracing the great indoors. The Globe today unveiled details of a new indoor venue that will sit alongside the O-shaped Elizabethan-style theater on the banks of the River Thames. Built from 17th-century plans, it will allow audiences to remain warm and dry as they watch candlelit performances of plays by the Bard and his successors — and, its creators hope, cast those classic plays in a new light. “We’re hoping it will prove as great a revelation as this building has,� said Globe artistic director Dominic Dromgoole, referring to the open-air theater that opened in 1997. “In the simplest terms, it’s called going back to the future.� The Sam Wanamaker Theatre — named for the late American actor-director who spent decades realizing his dream of rebuilding Shakespeare’s playhouse near its original site — is due to open in January 2014, and will allow the Globe to hold performances year-round for the first time. Modeled loosely on the long-vanished Blackfriars playhouse where Shakespeare’s company, the King’s Men, performed in winter, the timber-framed space will hold 350 people, in seated galleries and a standing-room pit. Dromgoole said that in true 17th-century style, it would feature “a lot of people packed tight into a very small space — bulging with humanity.� In another nod to authenticity, the oak-framed, wood-paneled theater will be lit by candles, no small achievement in our safetyconscious times. Martin White, a leading expert on theater lighting and a consultant to the project, said that with modern safety techniques open flames in a wooden theater can be perfectly safe — and convincing the London Fire Brigade proved remarkably easy. “I was quite surprised,� he said. “They became really interested in the project. I think they wanted to see live flames lighting a performance in the theater. They became enthusiastic about it, and that is always the best start for everything.�

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Firearm Deer Season

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Nov. 28-Dec. 9: Open 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon. thru Sat. and Sundays 8:30-11:30 & 4-7

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