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help the students but the staff as well. Teachers in most of the Iola The ball started rolling in a schools, especially in the elemenpositive direction for the USD tary schools, have to make do. 257 facilities planning committee Classes are held in hallways, and Wednesday night. in some cases old locker rooms Committee members decided to and storage closets, with no cen(AP)and —poor Former bring in Piper Jaffray, a firm that tralATLANTA air or heating venAtlanta schools Superintendent specializes in bond financing, and tilation. By BOB JOHNSON Beverly Hall knew about cheatto begin the process of hiring an “It is really tough when you ing allegations standardized architect for master strategic fa- look at those kidson who are having Calls to the 911 dispatch center tests but either ignored them cilities planning. to have class in the hallways or or in average one almost every 10 mintried to hide them, according to a This project has been long in places they shouldn’t be,” Lincoln utes. state investigation. the making, with committees hav- Elementary Principal Larry Hart And while that may sound a litAn 800-page report released ing met since 2005. said. tle slow, played out over 24 hours Tuesday The Associated Press Members have toured newly In Aprilto 2010 a SWOT (strengths, a day and every day of the year, Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office built elementary schools in Chaweaknesses, options and threats) the total comes to 55,000. Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley Roy. Whiteley was analysis through was an open recordsThe request nute andof Le Garnett. An aspect conducted. sur“That’s what we received last joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday. members liked was safety feashows several educators vey outlined what membersreportwantyear,” Angie Murphy, dispatch ed to cheating their schools. tures. In Garnett and Chanute all ed see in ainnew school and But the center director, told Allen County the reportthey sayshad Hall, who won children are in one building and concerns with taking commissioners Tuesday mornthea national Superintendent there are check-in points for all on project like a new facility. of A ing. the Year awardwas in 2009, and other visitors. major concern an increase in The call total — she figures administrators ignored those reA new building would not only By RICHARD LUKEN attached. The bar was triggered See FACILITY | Page A5 half or more are for true emerports and sometimes retaliated through a gear box engaged as its gencies — wasn’t the point of her against the whistleblowers. LE ROY — Unlike the mecha- wheels roll. appearance, but the magnitude of nized behemoths of today, Ray The yearlong investigation With no mechanical engine to the number captivated commis- Whiteley’s mowing outfit was shows educators at nearly four speak of, the only noise emanatsioners. dozen Atlanta elementary and Register/Steven Schwartz considerably quieter. ing from his unit was from the Murphy was before commismiddle schools cheated on stanHis “engine” — a pair of Thomsen From left, Michael Lowder, Matthew Wynn, Craig Hendricks and Nick surround Krista teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar sioners to request a 20 percent 1,200-pound mules — needed only dardized tests by helping stuBonzo, representing the multiple personalities of Mr. Hyde during dress rehearsal “Dr. Jekyll rotating backfor and forth. increase in the department’s bud- an occasional break from the stidents or changing the answers Joining neighbor and Mr. Hyde.” The play opens tonight and will run through Saturday, starting at Whiteley 7:30 eachwas night in get for 2012, up $126,000 over this fling summer heat as Whiteley once exams were handed in. and friend Greg Gleue, with his the Allen Community College Theatre. year’s $490,000. The investigators also found a traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sickThe increase seemed pretty acre prairie hay meadow. “culture of fear, intimidation and le bar mower pulled by a pair of hefty. Murphy reasoned health retaliation” in the school district “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. insurance will cost an additional been taking it easy,” Whiteley over the cheating allegations, “We’re having some fun with $50,000 and another $6,000 was new By STEVEN SCHWARTZ by Jefferey Hatcher. the of “Greg’s evidence which led to educators lying said.form “It’s our little hobby .” it,”unusual Whiteleytrail joked. kind expected for Kansas Public Em- TheThe first thing audiences will leads to about Dr. Jekyll, well- a about the cheating or destroying mules were pulling Whiteof athem wimp it. Hea needs See COUNTY College’s | Page A5 notice — this isn’t your grand- recognized medical doctor who Allen Community Ray Whiteley ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See CHEATING | Page A5 See MOWING | Page A5 production of “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. parents’ Jekyllwith and cutting Mr. Hyde. a smallDr. wagon bar has his own unusual methods of Hyde” may not be for the faint of Full of murder, mystery, twists practice. heart, but it’s clever writing and and turns, the play starts fast The action is fast and furious, intricate plot may shed some and is a sprint to the finish. darting between drawing rooms, light on the “beast” in all of us. The play opens on the foggy offices, a morgue, street scenes Register/Allison Tinn The play, opening tonight and streets of London in 1883. A mys- and many more locales. As the A USD 257 Facility Planning Committee met Wednesday night in running through Saturday, is terious man collides with a wom- plot unfolds, Dr. Jekyll and his the Iola High School library. Members decided to bring in a bond based on Robert Louis Steven- an, badly injuring her. When medical colleagues find that there firm and to begin the hiring process for an architect. son’s novella, and adapted to a authorities question the man, See PLAY | Page A5

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Capper Jewelry “has something for everyone,” said Carla Capper. Having generous lines of merFlynn Appliance is on the cutchandise has worked out well. ting edge of home appliance and Since the Cappers had an open television technology, giving anyhouse on Nov. 19, a steady stream one the opportunity to bring their of shoppers has been coming to home into the 21st century. the shop at 4 N. Washington lookEmployee Mandy Middleton ing for Christmas and other gifts. said the store carries the latest Anything with diamonds, appliances from Electrolux, Maymounted in gold or sterling siltag, Frigidaire and more. Flynn ver, has been much in demand, Appliance also carries LG televiCapper added, and “we’re selling sions. a lot of gold forRegister/Susan special occasion Lynn The washers and dryers in the gifts.” These men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite store for this season have a “large Among David items Toland that have drawn race, the race.she From to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, and variety of drag speeds,” said.left They particular attention are reflecFred the Heismeyer. The race begins at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square. offer newest 4-door refrigeration beads, put together on bracetors as well. One of the newest lets, and alternative metal rings. technologies to grace the showReflection beads are as the room floor is their stove tops with name implies, they reflect on an induction heating. She said the event, birth or something else cooking process is powered by thatShirt reminds of 20 past By SUSAN LYNN year a woman’s garter was transThe Shop, W.occurrencJackson, magnets, which allows the stove Mandy Middleton and Thurman Flynn es. ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a to heat only the pot or pan, leavalternative rings, you’ve got enough it, Frito another. wideThe selection frommetal which to ingIf the cooking surfaceofcool to from Lashbrook, have “really day night is the night to let your that many of their “It’s means better than a baton,” said choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. the touch. The induction heating season caught on,” Capper said. They hair down. have rebates ondirector larger David Toland, executive Registration to participate process is much faster and safer vendors come in race titanium, Damascus One sure test is to participate products — such as washers, dryof Thrive Allen County and one in the drag is $5. That also than traditional electric and gas steel,participants as well as refashioned mein the “Drag Race” as a runup to ers, ranges and refrigerators. gains entrance to a of the organizers for Friday’s stove tops. teorite, cobalt chrome and with the Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber She said their inventory will events. 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive For those looking to improve inlaid12hardwoods. Run For Your Life race. as the season If you don’t have progresses, a thing to office, W. Jackson. Tickets can their home theater, the LG televi- grow “The onlyindrawback is the the Men and women alike are enranges to accom- be purchased wear — nomore worries. advance at sions can offer any sort of tech- including rings can’t be resized,” Capper couraged to dress in a cross-genmodate people’s cooking needs. Dresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or Friday night on nology. Middleton said the store is said, but if a desired size isn’t in der manner and then Also, sheaccoutrements said they are continuother will be currently carrying 3-D,“compete” LCD and and See EGO | Page B6 stock, it can be ordered and will in teams of four in a relay . Last ing their promotion with Rachael available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s LED models. arrive in a day or three. “3-D televisions are really pop- Ray cookware. With the purchase The same is true of crystal ular this season,” Middleton said. of any Frigidaire cooking range, and silverware. the store will include a set of Ra“But there are a lot of options.” “I don’t keep a lot of either in Middleton said the holiday chael Ray cookware. stock, but we can have anything

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picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday afternoon. As in the past, “we expect a lot of people to sign up Friday night.” Cost is $12 for the walk. Runners’ 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 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for females, set last year. Sticks of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” will be awarded the first three places males and and “we females in ing arefor available do apeach of five ages groups, 15 and praisals for estates and insurunder, purposes,” 16-30, 31-45,Capper 46-60 and 61 ance said. and over. “We also buy silver and gold All participants break scrap,” with means ofwill giving up from front prices of thefor post to thein minute theoffice. preRunners will follow a course that cious metals. will take themand on gift Westwrapping to WashRing sizing ington, then Jackson, Jefferson are free, sometimes with a little and East going to Cottonwood. conniving into some ofThey the gift wrapping. See TEMPS | B6 “If someone wants to surprise we can disguise boxes,” such as hide a ring box in a shoe box, Capper said. For shoppers who can’t decide

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An anticipated field of a thousand runners and walkers, who will flee Iola’s downtown business district early Saturday as Charley Melvin did in 1905, can be thankful that Melvin chose to do his dastardly deed in the middle of the night. Had the event being commemorated occurred in mid-day, participants would battle oppressive heat and humidity, with both forecast at the upper end of the discomfort scale during daytime Friday and Saturday. As is, they will run and walk in somewhat more inviting temperatures predicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. Saturday. The race — many walkers will be out for a stroll — will cap activities that start late Friday afternoon and will go on throughout the evening. be the Carla Capper Included and Jaymewill Browning much-awaited “drag race,” featuring of the finest anyonesome wants in aarea’s couple of men and women dressed in drag. days,” Capper said. Chris Weiner at silverware Thrive Allen Included in the ofCounty, co-sponsor Allen ferings are sets for with babies, by County Crimestoppers for be “The Reed and Barton, that can enCharley graved. Melvin Mad Bomber Run for “We youralso Life,” said total particsell a lot ofofwatches ipants was approaching with and we have a full line450, of Kate about 200 signed on for the 5-kiloMcCullar creations, including meter run.and The walk will follow a sterling diamond hoops, 3-kilometer course. men’s crosses, leather bracelets “Registration, including proband diamond bridal jewelry,” ably a fifth online, has really Capper observed.

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Poll: What gets you in the Holiday spirit? What is your favorite Christmas carol or holiday song? Send your answer and why you chose it to, call the newsroom at 365-2111 or log onto The Iola Register Facebook page and answer the question online. Every Thursday a poll question will be posted in the newspaper and on the Register’s Facebook page. The results of the poll will Brian Pekarek, center, visits with Barb Geffert and Marcy Boring at be published in the Wednesday paper and online. Deadline for anthe USD 257be board office. swers will 5 p.m. every Tuesday afternoon. The more answers the better, we would love to hear from you. Iola, KS Iola, KS

A2 Thursday, November 29, 2012

Bronson Christmas celebration Saturday Santa Clause will arrive on a fire truck at 11 a.m. and will visit with the children in the Community Center until noon. Arts and crafts and gifts will be available for purchase at the community center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Bronson fire department will have its soup and chili fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the community center.

Free-will offerings are accepted. Volunteers are encouraged to sing and play Christmas music throughout meal time. The lighting of the community Christmas tree and singing of Christmas carols will be at 6 p.m. with refreshments afterwards. For more information contact City Hall, (620) 939-4578 or 939-4793.

ACC students offer photo opportunity Allen Community College is offering a free photo shoot for people who want family photos done for the holidays. ACC students will photograph friends and family with the option of two backgrounds. All will receive a CD or portraits along with a photographer’s release.

There is no cost but donations will be accepted. Subjects should arrive dressed in a fun holiday themed outfit or looking sharp for a family photo. The photo shoot will be at Allen Community College Student Union on Friday and again on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m.

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Cash mob will flood Iola shop The Iola Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism will hold its first “cash mob” today at 5:30 p.m. The event will begin at the chamber parking lot, where the store of choice will be announced. The

group then will walk, or drive if preferred, to the merchant’s store and spend $10. This is a good way to get some holiday shopping done while supporting local businesses, said Shelia Lampe, chamber director.

Breakfast club meet in Chanute A breakfast club for Alzheimer’s caregivers will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Alliance Room at the Memorial Building, 101 S. Lincoln in Chanute. The club offers an opportunity to come and talk with individuals who share similar issues while enjoying a free breakfast. Anyone may attend who

serves as a caregiver to an individual with a dementia like Alzheimer’s. The breakfast club meets the first Wednesday of each month. You may register or request more information by calling the Alzheimer’s Association SEK Regional Office in Parsons at (620) 4216550 (ext. 1794)

CAIRO (AP) — An Islamist-dominated panel began a fast-track vote on a final draft of a new Egyptian constitution today, pushing through the document despite liberals’ boycott in a move likely to stoke a deepening political crisis between the Islamist president and the opposition. The assembly, overwhelmingly made up of allies of President Mohammed Morsi, abruptly moved up the vote — which hadn’t been expected to take place for another two months — in order to pass the draft before Egypt’s Supreme Constitution Court rules on Sunday on whether to dissolve the panel. The vote escalates a confrontation that has already thrown Egypt into turmoil, between Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood supporters on one side and a largely secular and liberal opposition and the nation’s judiciary on the other. It was sparked when Morsi last week granted himself near absolute powers to neutralize the judiciary, the last branch of the state not in his hands.

The confrontation has already led to street clashes between the two camps — and more violence is possible. At least 200,000 people protested in Cairo’s Tahrir square earlier this week against Morsi’s decrees. The opposition plans another large protest for Friday, and the Brotherhood has called a similar massive rally for the following day. Only a week ago, Morsi had given the 100-member panel two more months to try to iron out the sharp differences over the draft after his edicts barred the courts from dissolving the body. But when the Constitutional Court defied his decree and said Wednesday that it would rule on the panel’s legitimacy, the date of the vote was immediately moved up. Over the past week, about 30 members have pulled out of the assembly to protest what they call the hijacking of the process by Islamists loyal to Morsi. As today’s session began, the assembly held a vote to formally remove 11 of those who withdrew and replace them with reserve members — who largely belong to the Islamist camp.

Wild coyotes ‘chilling’ in Wrigley field By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Wild baseball fans might be a standard sight at Wrigley Field, but a pair of wild coyotes milling around Chicago’s historic ballpark — surrounded on all sides by bars, restaurants and busy streets — wasn’t what one photographer was expecting on a busy Friday night. So he quickly grabbed his camera. “They were just kind of chilling,” freelance photographer Will Byington said. “They were hanging out and not even doing much. They were kind of just checking out the scene on a Friday night in Wrigleyville. It was like they were on a date, taking a stroll.” Byington said he was shooting a concert at a bar across the street from

the stadium in the Wrigleyville neighborhood, notoriously crowded and often rowdy on weekend nights, when he saw the two coyotes hanging out by the statute of former Chicago Cubs player Ernie Banks, near the ticketing area. “It was kind of like they were looking for tickets,” the 34-year-old Chicago resident laughed. “They went by the ticket window and unfortunately found it was closed, so they were ready to move onto the bar.” Wildlife ecologist Stanley Gehrt, who has extensively studied coyotes living in and around Chicago, said coyotes have been in the area for the past decade. He said the latest data shows there are at least 2,000 coyotes in Cook County, where Chicago is located.

Windsor Place

Last week was busy at Windsor Place. The residents had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with friends and family. Some residents wanted to make something to take with them. The activities department was able to help with that. Other things the residents enjoyed last week were Bible study, turkey toss, Thanksgiving parades and football games. Florence Utley was visited by Carol Wilson, Casey and Terri Riebel. Sylvia Wools was visited by Glen Wools. Luella Aydelotte was visited by Terri Riebel, Steve and Tim Jones. Doris Traw was visited by Dennis and Rena Traw, Rex and Linda Traw. Joan and Gale Beck were visited by Laura Roush. Elizabeth Compton was visited by Finley Compton, Kay Compton. Beth Erb was visited by Toby and Tammi Howland. Lawrence Dietrich was visited by Pat and Allen Wilhite. Merril Trust-

er was visited by Mae Truster, Gene and Leona Reams.

Moran Manor

Joy Cheyney is welcomed as a new resident. The following residents celebrated birthdays: Gloria Webster, Nov. 29, Joy Cheyney, Dec. 18, and Georgia Curran, Dec. 26. The annual Christmas celebration festivities will begin at 2 p.m. Dec. 16. There will be no reason to pout or cry, for Moran Manor will be whipping up traditional holiday desserts with a hot cocoa bar to warm tummies. All of this goodness will be enjoyed amidst close friends and family and the soothing sounds of Christmas music. Moran Manor asks that you please RSVP for this event by 4 p.m. Dec. 12. Wednesday, Dec. 5 will be the arts and crafts and card games with cookies and milk. New Years celebration will be Dec. 31 at 6 p.m.


Assembly votes on Egyptian constitution By MAGGIE MICHAEL Associated Press

Residential care news

A “polar plunge” in which more than 20 local donors will brave the chilly waters of Elks Lake will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 8 — not on Saturday, as was incorrectly reported in Wednesday’s Register. Elks members are requesting $100 donations for anyone willing to take the plunge. Proceeds will go to purchase food or toys for gift baskets for 40 area families in need. For more information, call Christina Ramirez at 3632630.

Lincoln Elementary honor roll Submitted photo

QSI President Rob Pearce, left, and Manager Josh Nowlin.

Quality Structures garners awards The Heartland Chapter of the National Frame Building Association (HNFBA) held its annual convention and trade show, the Heartland NFBA Conference, Oct. 25-26 at Stonebridge Resort in Branson, Mo. During HNFBA’s special award session seven categories received plaques for the annual HNFBA Building of the Year Contest. Quality Structures, Inc. won the NFBA Building of the Year Award in Residential Housing Category for the Kuckelman Farm project, built for Mike Kuckel-

man; the NFBA Building of the Year Award in Judges’ Special Category for the Stall Barn and Riding Arena project built for the Mike Brown family; and the NFBA Building of the Year Award in the Most Unique Post-Frame Application Category for an observation tower project, built for Bryant Kroutch. The NFBA represents the Post-Frame Construction Industry. The Heartland Chapters is NFBA’s newest regional affiliate, and covers Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana.

Livestock sales At the Parsons Livestock Market sale Wednesday, 1,347 cattle were sold. Choice cows 78-86; bred cows 700-1250; pairs 1200-1585; canners & cutters 65-78; shelly cows, 68 and back; choice bulls 90-100; lower grades 85-90. Steers: Up to 400# 170-2214; 400# to 500# 155-181; 500# to 600# 140-166; 600# to 700# 135-150; 700# to 800# 125-145; 800# and over 120-140. Heifers: Up to 400# 150-174; 400# to 500# 135-167; 500# to 600# 127-146; 600# to 700# 120-136; 700# to 800# 120-135; 800# and over 110-129.

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Third grade: Madison Adair, Adam Atwell, Elizabeth Baker, Carson Gentry, Scarlett Higgason, Tristan Mittelmeier, Cooper Riley, Justice Wilson, Ally Ellis, Harper Gregg, Tristan Stitt, Carter Wilson and Ryan Wools. Fourth grade: Isaac Badders, Grant Luedke, Jack Adams, Rachel Cochran, Nate Haston, Scott Higgason, Audrey Powe, Zareona Williams and Rebecca Wood. Fifth grade: Tessa Bain, Cal Leonard and Andre Quinn.

A and B Honor Roll

Third grade: Tara Catron, Xaiviyan Channel, Drake DeLaTorre, Hannah Dorsey, Kearstin Fields, T. J. Granderson, Tylor Hill, Trenton Jones, Donnie Lepard, Devon Wilson, Thatcher Aubrey, Dylan Coffield, Raiden Colborn, Ashanta Dorsey, Jada Harris, Hannah Kilby, Madison Layton, Saylor Murry, Landyn Reynolds, Chloe Sell, Mariah VanNice and Lucas Wynn. Fourth grade: Mark Bacca, Shaya Eggleston, Alexi Fernandez, Olivia Kerr, Kaitlynn Kilby, Jonathon Poffenbarger, Jaron Sexton, Kaya Adair, Tristan Cary, Evelina Dyche, Kamri Hall, Alice Hitchcock, McKenna Orear, Brya Peterson,

Gavin Puckett, Toby Sander and C. J. Shields. Fifth grade: Rachel Bycroft, Matt Colborn, Nissa Fountain, Alexander Jeffers, Jill Keller, Maria Lansdown, Raylea Wilson, Casen Barker, Justice Bell, Haley Carlin, Annika Hobbs, Karson McGraw, Dalton Muntzert, Naomi Neal, Sadrie Overall, Serandin Prock and Bryanna Shelton. Accelerated reader top point earners:

Grades K-2 First place: Jarrod Powe, earning 71.5 AR points Second place: Eli Adams, earning 64.9 AR points Third place: Holden Barker, earning 56.6 AR points Fourth place: Kadin Smith, earning 51 AR points Fifth place: Lily Smith, earning 50.1 AP points

Grades 3-5

First place: Audrey Powe, earning 253.5 AR points Second place: Jack Adams, earning 65.8 AR points Third place: Tessa Bain, earning 63.8 AR points Fourth place: Olivia Kerr, earning 57 AR points Fifth place: Cooper Riley, earning 52.9 AR points


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with antivenin and stabilized before he was transferred to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals medical center in Lakeland. “I thought he looked like a little baby hippopotamus,� Mastriano said Wednesday at Orlando International Airport as she prepared to load the now healthy dog onto a pet carrier for his 13-hour trans-Atlantic journey. In the past two months, Dante had seven treatments in the SPCA’s Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy unit. The treatments cost about $125 per visit and reduce the swelling safely and painlessly by delivering concentrated oxygen into the damaged cells to speed healing, said Kim Domokos, one of the SPCA veterinarians who treated Dante. “We’re just happy to see him healthy and going home for the holidays,� said Domokos, who was also on hand for Dante’s farewell at the airport. Mastriano sobbed as she loaded Dante into his large gray pet carrier, which carried the notification that he was a “Traveling Hero� and should be handled with care. She said she is already planning a trip to Spain to visit Dante and her daughter in September.




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Let’s look south with fresh eyes Guess which nation is the largest exporter of flat screen televisions. Not China. Not any of the Asian Tigers. No, its our neighbor to the south — Mexico. Mexico also leads the world in exporting BlackBerry smart phones and refrigeratorfreezers. Economists calculate that by 2018 — only five years away — Americans will import more from Mexico than from any other country. As the Economist magazine observed, “Made in China” is giving way to “Hecho en Mexico.” U.S. political pollsters learned Nov. 6 that Hispanics made the difference in the presidential election. What they didn’t broadcast was that the immigration rate has slowed to a trickle. As a matter of fact, recent statistics show that more Mexicans and other Spanish-speakers are moving back home from the U.S. than are coming north because job opportunities are better there. The unemployment rate in Mexico is about half that of the U.S. Mexico’s booming economy is bringing other changes that rising personal wealth creates. In the 1960s, the Economist reported, the average Mexican woman had seven children. She now has two. Within a decade Mexico’s fertility rate will fall below that of the United States. The number of potential border-hoppers is falling rapidly. But the U.S. has been slow to recognize what’s going on with its very-important neighbor. We are busy building border fences and subjecting every vehicle that crosses the 2,000mile border to cubic-inch by cubic-inch searches and reams of paperwork when we should be partnering with Mexican businesses to create more jobs on both sides of the border. In terms of gross national product, Mexico ranks just ahead of South Korea. In 2011, the Mexican economy grew faster than Brazil’s. Economists ex-

pect it to do it again in 2012. And Mexicans are very much a part of U.S. life. About one in 10 Mexican citizens lives in the U.S. Add in their American-born children, the Economist article reports, and that makes about 33 million people — or about a 10th of the U.S. population. Clearly, the U.S. government and Americans in general need to pay far more attention to Mexico, to learn about its extraordinary progress and to explore ways to work as closely with Mexico and Mexicans as we work with Canada and Canadians. WORKING TOGETHER on the inter-connected problems of violence in Mexico and along the border and the importation of illegal drugs would be a good place to start. Mexico’s effort to control its drug cartels has resulted in 60,000 deaths. That violence can be reduced by better police work in Mexico. But the U.S. can help by stopping the flow of automatic rifles and pistols into Mexico from our country and by finding ways to make selling drugs to Americans less profitable. Mexico’s outgoing president, Felipe Calderon, said it is “impossible” to stop the drug trade. Impossible because it is so enormously profitable. A huge percentage of that profit comes from U.S. addicts and recreational users. It is a corollary fact that U.S. drug buyers and arms dealers are responsible for tens of thousands of Mexican drug war deaths. We should consider it our problem and join with Mexico to fight it more successfully. On a more positive front, the United States and Mexico also can work more closely together on the development of Mexico’s untapped and unmeasured stores of oil and natural gas. Energy independence for our tri-country region — Canada, the United States and Mexico — is a very real possibility. — Emerson Lynn, jr.

Mrs. B needs all the facts on poverty Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback has accepted a difficult responsibility. As unofficial adviser to a task force studying ways to reduce childhood poverty in the state, she might be required eventually to deliver bad news to her husband. It all depends on how seriously the governor-appointed panel accepts its task. The current reality for young Kansans is somewhat dire. More than 21 percent of Kansas children live in poverty, defined for a family of four as making less than $23,050. “This matter is vitally important because poverty affects every aspect of children’s lives — their development, their ability to learn at school and their hopes for the future,” Mary Brownback said. Kansas certainly isn’t the only state dealing with this crisis. Nationally, the rate of childhood poverty is 23 percent. The Great Recession helped boost the numbers, although the United States historically has one of the highest rates in the world. Among developed countries, only Mexico, Chile and Turkey have higher rates than the U.S. Gov. Sam Brownback wants to tackle the problem. Such a focus would be laudable under normal conditions. But this is Sam Brownback, king of the ultra-conservatives. Based upon the first meeting of the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Childhood Poverty, more attention likely will be paid to the governor’s social agenda instead of the economic forces at play. The panel heard from Ron Haskins, a senior fellow with The Brookings Institution, who said a leading cause of child poverty was the increase in non-marital births.

The governor has indicated he wants greater collaboration between state agencies, faith-based groups and other organizations to address childhood poverty. And while we have nothing against such a plan, that can’t be the only approach. “(Children) need a mom, they need a dad, they need consistency,” Haskins said. “... if that occurs, it has major impacts on development.” Page Walley, a director with Casey Family Programs, told the task force it needed to reduce the number of children removed from parents and placed in foster homes. Linda Malone-Colon, a university psychologist, believes the state’s sex-education requirements should stress the importance of religious faith in the development of healthy marriages. WE CAN’T SAY we’re surprised by the direction. The governor had indicated he wants greater collaboration between state agencies, faith-based groups and other organizations to address the problem. And while we have nothing against such a plan, that can’t be the only approach. Perhaps Mary Brownback can offer some of the sobering reality to her well-meaning husband. Items such as why are fewer Kansas children benefiting from the Temporary Assistance for Families Program or the Kansas Child Care Assistance Program. According to Shannon Cotsoradis, president and CEO of Kansas Action for Children: “Several policy changes that took effect Nov. 1 might be making it harder for

families to utilize TAF and child care subsidies. Both of these programs strengthen the Kansas economy and allow more parents to enter and remain in the work force.” Or maybe the first lady can ask why the governor and state legislature agreed to an unprecedented reduction in income tax rates while at the same time eliminating various tax credits, such as the food sales tax rebate and breaks for child care and renters. The combination of these two reforms will end up with every household making more than $25,000 receiving a decrease. Everybody earning less than that — some 41 percent of Kansans — will have a net increase. The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy calculates that a Kansas family of four earning $17,000 will end up $294 poorer next year because of the extremely regressive tax policies enacted. Does anybody else see the potential for higher childhood poverty rates beginning next year? Will this task force be able to articulate such concerns? Perhaps the first lady can, as we’ve seen what happens when legislators and staff buck the governor. Their tenure in office is shortened significantly. Surely Mary Brownback wouldn’t receive the same type of retaliation. — The Hays Daily News

A look back in time 40 Years Ago November 1972

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Frank Goddard and Jerry Skidmore met with the District 257 board of education last night to ask that it take a look at Iola High’s athletic future. The two represented the SPUR club, which exists to boost IHS sports. They presented a petition signed by 185 citizens asking that the school schedule games with 3-A schools which are more likely to be of the same enrollment size as IHS. Principal Don Bain said other smaller high schools had been exploring similar changes. ***** TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court ruled Saturday that an attempt by the Kansas Legislature to legalize bingo is unconstitutional. The ruling grew out of a District Court decision in Iola a year or so ago declaring that slot machines had been legalized by the controversial bingo bill. The Supreme Court declined to rule on that point, saying it was immaterial, since the law was void due to its contraven-

tion of the constitutional ban on lotteries. ***** The Iola American Legion Club may ask for a rehearing of the case in which the Kansas Supreme Court ruled that a 1971 law which attempted to legalize bingo in non-profit organizations was invalid because of the constitutional ban on lotteries. The local Legion had been holding bingo games since the law was passed. The court ruled unanimously that the constitutional ban took precedence over any legislative action. ***** President Richard Nixon carried 49 of the 50 states to win reelection over Democrat George McGovern. Gov. Robert Docking won an unprecedented fourth term over Republican Morris Kay. Robert V. Talkington racked up large margins in every county in the district to defeat Democrat John Lewis for the state senate; George Works of Humboldt defeated Democrat Don Hunt for the District 10 seat in the legislature; and Phyllis DeTar became the

first woman ever to serve on the Allen County Commission by defeating Moran businessman Sinnie Mog for the Second District seat. All of the other county officials were re-elected unopposed. Hunt, a college student, carried the First and Third wards in Iola and won the city, 1,205 to 1,138. Works won the seat, 3,788 to 3,056. ***** Self Service Grocery, 119 E. Street, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a sale, door prizes and an appearance by Miss Kansas 1972, according to Bill Burcham, owner and manager. ***** MORAN — The newly chartered Citizens State Bank here will open its doors for the first time sometime the middle of this month. Alden Ensminger, one of the bank’s directors, said they are aiming for a Nov. 11 opening. The bank will be the first in Moran since the Great Depression. Earl Hays will be the chief executive officer. He was a vice president of Farmers State Bank in Oakley for 10 years. He and wife Jackie have seven children.

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Colony Saturday-Country Christmas, Lone Elm Community Building, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 8th Annual Christmas Parade “A Picture Perfect Christmas,” supper at City Hall community room, 4-6 p.m.; parade lineup, 6 p.m.; Monday-county bus to Garnett, phone 24 hours before you need a ride, 785-448-4410 any weekday; Cemetery board meeting, city office, 7 p.m.; Wednesday-Lions Club, United Methodist Church basement, 7 p.m.; fire meeting, fire station, 7 p.m.; Dec. 6-Community Church Missionary, church annex, 1:30 p.m.; United Methodist Women carry-in luncheon, United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 12:30 p.m.; Dec. 7-recycle trailer at Broad and Pine streets in business area leaves Tuesday.

School Calendar

Dec. 6-8-high school basketball tournament at Humboldt


Monday-ham and beans, raw veggie salad, bread, pears; Wednesday-chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, broccoli, wheat roll, brownie; Friday-beef lasagna, spinach salad, Texas toast, lemon medley. Phone 852-3479 for reservations.


Christian Church Scripture Sunday was Luke 1:2638. Pastor Mark McCoy’s sermon series is “Bigger, Better, More: Worship.” Sunday’s sermon was “An

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Unexpected Pregnancy.” Tuesday-Church fellowship potluck dinner and meeting following services at City Hall community room. Flint Riebel’s first birthday will be celebrated; Dec. 2-23-Children’s Church will be practicing the Christmas Program; Dec. 23-Children’s Church will present “Just a Little Christmas” during worship time. The United Methodist Church Scripture Sunday was Psalm 132: 1-5, 11-18, Proverbs 3: 9-10 and John 18: 28-37. Pastor Leslie Jackson presented the sermon.


Library board meeting was Nov. 20. New notebooks for DVD storage and wooden shelves to hold them have been received. The library board policy was updated. Charges for lost movies or movies not returned is $20 and $15 for lost books or books not returned. This includes movies and books from the Colony library as well as libraries that have loaned the items.

Jolly Dozen

The club met Nov. 17 at the City Hall community room with 10 members answering roll call. Members

H Facility property taxes. Currently the school district is in a tough situation. If building a new facility is put off or not done, then the school district will have to continue to spend money on renovations, which eventually will lead to a request for a general obligation bond— and higher taxes — to deal with renovations and upgrades, just to maintain the status quo. “Do you keep dumping money into 100-year-old buildings or do you invest and build something new,” said Scott Stanley, director of operations. “We keep renovating rooms that weren’t meant to be classrooms.” In addition to providing students, faculty and staff with an appropriate working and learning environment, a new facility would keep Iola in competition with surrounding communities. Chanute and Garnett both have built new facilities and Garnett soon will build a new hospital. “It really worries me,” said Brian Pekarek, superintendent of schools. “We have Chanute with a new hospital, new school and Garnett with a new hospital, new school.” Schools are a major driving force for residential decisions among homeowners with families. “What would happen to Iola if we don’t,” Lisa Wicoff said. “Kids are resilient,

and most of them don’t know what a nice facility is like, but we also don’t want to become a ghost town.” THE COMMITTEE chose Wicoff and Georgia Master-

What would happen to Iola if we don’t. Kids are resilient, and most of them don’t know what a nice facility is like, but we also don’t want to become a ghost town. — Lisa Wicoff, committee member and parent

son to relay the committee’s decision to the USD 257 board members on Dec. 10. At that meeting a representatives from Piper and Jaffray will provide bond and tax numbers. Brian Pekarek, Stanley and Masters begin the screening process for an architect. They will narrow options to three for board members’ consideration. The final interview process will be in open session at a board meeting. Once hired, the architectural team will develop plans for a school. “We don’t have to keep the architect if we are unhappy with the product, we won’t be locked into one option,” Pekarek said.

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on a gift for a loved one, there always are gift certificates. Arthur and Martha Capper opened the shop in 1964. Brent, their son, and Carla Capper purchased it

Around Town

Gary and Shirley McGhee held Thanksgiving Day celebration at their home. In attendance were Darren and Cindy McGhee, Westphalia, Derick McGhee, Baldwin, Rochelle McGhee, Hays, Dustin Smart, LaHarpe, Joe and Vicki Atwood, LaCygne, Tyler Atwood, Stillwell, Stephanie Willis, Lawrence, Chad Atwood, LaCygne, and Dale Fooshee, Topeka. A Thanksgiving carry-in dinner of Doris Church’s family was at the home of her son, Jody Church. Several members of her daughters’ and son’s families attended. Her daughters are Linda Ellis, LaCygne, Patty Jo Ramsey, Kincaid, and Susan Luedke, Colony. Glen and Shelia Luedke, Mandeville, La., and their daughter, Alexandra, Omaha Neb., arrived Nov. 20 at the home of Shelia’s mother, Dorothy Fillmore, Colony. On Friday, Glen and Shelia Luedke and Alexandra, Jerry and Susan Lued-

ke, Ron and granddaughter Anna Luedke, Garnett, met at Applebee’s in Ottawa for a meal and to visit. Jerry and Susan Luedke held their Thanksgiving Sunday. Their children attending were Jarred and Heather, Emilee and Grant Luedke, Iola; Justin and Angie Luedke, Clayton and Dalton, Welda. Charlene Tinsley, her son and wife, Chris and June Tinsley, Neodesha, and Charlene’s daughter and husband, Gayle and Terry Coulson, Ottawa, dined at Green Acres in Pomona on Thanksgiving day. Weldon and Wilma Goodell enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Jeff and Sarah Plinsky, Lawrence. Their daughter Marie and husband Dave Plinsky, Topeka, took them and their daughter Carolyn and husband Terry Schwab, Newton, brought them home. Thanksgiving guests at the Greg and Terri Jackman and daughter Tiffany’s home were Jessica, Luke, Kallie, Kamrie, and Karlie Feuerborn, Garnett; Decker and Sandy Spillman, Missy, Jeff, Tanner, Katrina, and Kaden Strickler, Dean Hamm, Colony; Dollene Jackman, Humboldt; Shane, Rita, Kayla, Hannah, and Erin Drybread, Buffalo; Marvin Jackman, Danny and Margaret Jackman, Moran; Jeff and Joanna Jackman and family, Cha-

nute; Luke Smith and Cody Smith, Iola, and Mike Armstrong, Kincaid. The group also celebrated Greg and Terri’s wedding anniversary, and Tiffany, Terri and Greg’s birthdays. Bonnie Rook hosted Thanksgiving at her home Thursday. Attending were: Garry and Paula Decker, Welda; Luke Decker, Azle, Texas; Jenna Decker, Jon Pretz, Nick Thompson, Manhattan; Connie and Rick Thompson, Kincaid; Justin and Erin Zook, Brylee, Brekyn, Britni, Garnett; Sheldon and Ruth Caudell, Nancy and Ed Ellington, Sydney Stephens, Colony; Kathy and Garry Holloway, Westin Holloway, Lone Elm; Elaine Tastove, Arlene Allen, Emporia; JD Wilson, Jamie Yocham, Tucker and Lane, Holly Ellington, Gunner, Lizzie, Gracyn, Aubrey Ellington, Charlie and Betsy Stephens, Iola; Sam Jackson, Venus, Texas; Bob Roush, Topeka; Kelcey Caudell, Columbus; Tony Wilson, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Leonard and Debbie Wools hosted the Johnston Thanksgiving get-together on Saturday. Attending were 31 family members. Thanksgiving Day guests of John Fursman Jr. were Susan and Don Diebolt, Iola; John Fursman III, John Fursman IV, Garnett; Nancy Abernathy, Orlando, Fl.; Rosanne and Chuck Dawson, Great

Bend; Michelle Diebolt, Victoria and Royce, LaHarpe; Erika Fursman, Emporia; Michaela Diebolt, Grain Valley, Mo. Nancy was a visitor for a week before returning to Orlando. All it takes is for someone to suggest “Lets not cook a big dinner for Thanksgiving” and others follow suit. This is what Maynard and Ila Belvoir, Mary and Bob Scovill, Diane Prasco and her dad, Al Richardson, and DeDe and Ron McMullen did. They took a nice drive and had a delicious dinner together in Olathe at Ryan’s Buffet. The time shared together made for a great day and memories to last. The best part, no clean up. Leftovers were missed, but who needs the extra calories? They learned Maynard and Al have birthdays four months apart, Al’s coming first, and both will be 92. Keith Luedke, Atwood, brother of Wayne, Morris and Stanley who fell breaking his leg at his home last month, is at the Atwood hospital. He is expected to be able to return home next month. Sympathy is expressed to the Tom Ensley family at the death of his nephew, John Wynn, 56, Fort Scott. Funeral services were Monday at Cheney Witt Chapel. Following cremation, burial will be in Colony Cemetery.

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decided to hold a potluck supper Dec. 17 in the community room. The halfbarrels in business district were decorated for the winter season on Friday. Election of officers was: Phyllis Luedke, president, Twila Luedke, vice president, and Delores Strickler, secretary. Host Jane Ward served refreshments and decorated in the Thanksgiving theme. Phyllis Luedke won the hostess gift.

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may be more to a split personality than meets the eye. When people on the streets are attacked by a strange man known as Mr. Hyde, the trail of evidence seems to lead to the good doctor. The play does a fantastic job of keeping the eye of the audience. Sets are simple and move quickly — a scene can quickly change from Jekyll’s home office to a morgue in a matter of seconds. The action never slows as the tragedy and horror of this classic tale unfolds. It is difficult to describe the roles of the actors, especially that of Mr. Hyde. He is actually played by four different actors. Throughout the scenes, Mr. Hyde’s different personalities and desires are represented by several actors, often at the same time. This unique effect gives the audience a very real feeling of a man with multiple sides, and multiple identities. The role of Dr. Jekyll is played by Micah Reynolds. He tackles the role well as the good-hearted doctor who falls deeper

and deeper into darkness with his counterpart, Mr. Hyde. Reynolds plays the differences to a T, making the viewers believe that the men are truly unique from each other. However, as the play nears the end, the clear difference between the man and the monster don’t seem as black and white. Nick Thomsen’s dark representation of Mr. Hyde perfectly compliments flow of the play. He also plays the role of Gabriel Utterson, colleague of Dr. Jekyll’s who is hot on the trail of unraveling the mystery of the murders and attacks. He is the skeptic, questioning Jekyll’s relationship with Mr. Hyde. In one of the more memorable dialogues, Utterson explains that the “beast” inside man cannot be fully suppressed, saying “even a beast must be fed.” Michael Lowder, another Mr. Hyde representative, also plays Sir H. K. Lanyon. Lanyon also is a colleague of Dr. Jekyll. Lowder plays both roles well, expressing the animalistic desires of Mr.

Hyde, as well as the tragic good intentions of H. K. Lanyon. Craig Hendricks plays Mr. Hyde, and shines in the role of Sir Danvers Carew, a medical examiner who has some methods that Dr. Jekyll sees as “eccentric.” Jekyll and Carew are anything but friendly in the story, and the competition and resentment between the two begins to drift toward Jekyll’s more unpleasant persona. Krista Bonzo plays the role of Elizabeth Jelkes, a meek chambermaid who catches the eye of Mr. Hyde. Her role, played with a great attention to detail, serves as catalyst for Hyde’s behaviors. The two fall into a twisted romance — one that begins to be muddled between Jekyll and Hyde. Matthew Wynn plays an alternate of Hyde’s personality, as well as Poole, another of Jekyll’s medical colleagues. Poole, along with Utterson, begin to question the strange relationship between Jekyll and Hyde, eventually discovering the condition “that has no

name.” Dakota Gibson is another version of Mr. Hyde. He also plays the role of Enfield, Jekyll’s butler, to perfection. It seems as if Gibson was meant to portray the faithful servant, his accent and mannerism truly capture the classic English butler. Brianna Holliday serves multiple roles, including that of an unfortunate prostitute and an old woman who witnesses one of Mr. Hyde’s more gruesome acts. The poster for the play states “PG-14,” and is well deserved. The subject matter delves into some of the darkest areas of the human mind, without much conscience. However, for those up for the action, this story should not be missed. It keeps audiences riveted through numerous scenes as they see Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde spiral further and further into madness. Before the conclusion, viewers will see that often times the line between good and evil can be very gray — and in this case, the same thing.

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history. Tickets were selling at a rate of 130,000 a minute nationwide — about six times the volume from a week ago. That pushed the jackpot even higher, said Chuck Strutt, executive director of the Multi-State Lottery Association. Iowa Lottery spokeswoman Mary Neumauer said the jackpot was estimated at $587.5 million by early this morning, adjusted slightly upward from the $579.9 million estimate at the time of the drawing. The cash payout was $384.7 million. Among those who had

“ A lot of customers say if they win they will take care of me, but I will have to wait and see.

— Yvette Gavin, who sold tickets.

been hoping to win was Lamar Fallie, a jobless Chicago man who said his six tickets conjured a pleasant daydream: If he wins, he plans to take care of his church, make big donations to schools and then “retire from being unemployed.” The jackpot had already rolled over 16 consecutive



times without a winner, but Powerball officials said Wednesday they believed there was a 75 percent chance the winning combination would be drawn this time. Some experts had predicted that if one ticket hit the right numbers, chances were good that multiple ones would. That

happened in the Mega Millions drawing in March, when three ticket buyers shared a $656 million jackpot, which remained the largest lottery payout of all time. And it happened again for Wednesday’s Powerball drawing. Yvette Gavin, who sold the tickets to Fallie, is only an occasional lottery player herself, but she said the huge jackpot compelled her to play this time. As for the promises she often gets from ticket purchasers, Gavin isn’t holding her breath. “A lot of customers say if they win they will take care of me, but I will have to wait and see,” she said.

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BP suspended from federal contracts By SEAN COCKERHAM McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is suspending oil giant BP from winning new federal contracts or oil leases, saying the company's “lack of business integrity” makes it an unfit partner in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Environmental Protection Agency says the suspension is indefinite. It will last “until the company can provide sufficient evidence to EPA demonstrating that it meets federal business standards.” The action stems from criminal charges against BP for the Deepwater Horizon disaster that began on April 20, 2010, killing 11 workers and leading to a massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. BP this month agreed to plead guilty and pay a $4.5 billion penalty. The government also is pursuing a civil lawsuit against BP over the spill. The Environmental Protection Agency's decision

suspends BP from new federal leases and contracts, but the company will be able to continue existing arrangements with the government. The British oil company is the leading supplier of fuel to the U.S. military, with a contract worth more than $1 billion a year. It also is among the top drillers in Alaska and the

largest producer of oil and gas in the Gulf of Mexico. BP’s suspension was announced just before a lease sale Wednesday in the western Gulf of Mexico. Tommy Beaudreau, director of the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, said the government would not award “any bid for which BP was the high bidder until the sus-

pension was resolved.” But Beaudreau didn’t join the EPA in slamming the company. “BP has gone through significant internal reforms,” he said. “I believe BP is genuine and sincere about reforming the way it does business offshore and making real changes not only to its practices but its culture.”

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RED DEVILS DOUBLE DIP ON VICTORIES Allen men find shooting touch in 92-62 romp By RICHARD LUKEN

Allen Community College found an effective recipe Wednesday to end a four-game losing streak: ball movement, hot shooting and stifling defense. The Red Devils raced to a double digit lead in the game’s first six minutes and never looked back in a 92-62 win over visiting North Central Missouri. “We’ve got a bunch of guys who can make shots,” Red Devil

head coach Andy Shaw said. “Tonight they did that.” None were hotter than 6-3 sophomore guard Bryce Schippers, who drained four 3-pointers in the game’s first six minutes, en route a to a game-high 24 points. While Schippers dominated the outside, Andrew Rountree made himself at home in the lane, repeatedly driving around, through and occasionally over See ALLEN | Page B2

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Allen Community College’s Kendra Taiclet (22) defends against North Central Missouri guard Whitney Bennett Wednesday. Taiclet scored eight early points to kick-start the Red Devils to a 69-61 victory.

Several step up for ACC women By RICHARD LUKEN

Convincing his Allen Community College players they’re a quality basketball team when they’re not hitting from the field has been one of Red Devil women’s head coach Mark James’ challenges thus far in the 2012-13 season. On Tuesday, the Red Devils proved they’re a force to contend with even when the shots aren’t falling. Allen received key contributions up and down its lineup, racing to a 20-point first-half lead against visiting North Central Missouri College in a 69-61 victory. “We have so many weapons that we really don’t have what you would call a ‘best five’ from our starting lineup and we must play well for us to be successful,” James said. “We have a number of people who can step up for us, and tonight a bunch of them did.” Iolan Kendra Taiclet, for exam-

ple, got off to a blistering start, draining a pair of 3-pointers en route to eight points within the first four minutes. Ebonie Jones picked up the baton shortly after Taiclet’s outburst with two 3-pointers of her own, the second of which gave Allen a 20-9 lead by the 13:30 mark. The lead ballooned to 20 by the 8-minute mark before North Central Missouri found its offensive footing. Samone Redditt keyed a 19-9 run that cut Allen’s lead to 40-30 at the break. The Pirates would have been even closer were it not for Leslie Ware’s clutch 3-pointer with 4 1/2 minutes left as the shot clock was about to expire. “It wasn’t Leslie’s best shooting game, but that sequence was huge for us,” James said. North Central cut the gap to six, 42-36, early in the second half before Jones and Brittney Redmond stepped up for the Red Devils. Jones sandwiched a pair of in-

side buckets around a pair of Day free throws to push the lead to 4836. Then Redmond dished out a pair of nifty assists, to Hannah Blackwell and Endesha Flanigan, as the lead grew back to 15. The Pirates never got within six points of the lead down the stretch, courtesy of Allen’s 8-of-10 shooting from the free throw line. The 5-foot, 3-inch Jones led a balanced scoring effort with 14 points and six rebounds, many of her points coming inside. “Both Ebonie and Leslie are only 5-3, but we’re of the opinion that height has nothing to do with getting rebounds,” James said. “They work their tails off to get open inside.” Day finished with 11 points, Ware with 10 and Taiclet and Blackwell eight apiece. “Kendra’s quick start was almost a carbon copy of our earlier game with these guys,” James See WOMEN | Page B2

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Bryce Schippers puts up a 3-point attempt in the first half Wednesday over North Central Missouri defender Eddie Poland (31). Schippers connected on six treys en route to a game-high 24 points in the Red Devils’ 92-62 romp.

Deer season starts with a bang for locals CMS girls sweep, Lancer boys earn split By RICHARD LUKEN

COLONY — Crest Middle School’s girls swept a doubleheader Tuesday at home against Pleasanton. The Lancer boys, meanwhile, split their contests. The Lady Lancer A team rolled to a 44-16 victory, led by Miranda Golden’s 21 points. Taryn Covey followed with 12, Karlee Hammond had seven and Laurel Godders four. The B team cruised to a 12-2 victory. Godderz and Camryn Strickler both scored four for Crest. Cassie Bowen and Kaitlyn LaCross had two points apiece. In boys action, Pleasanton edged Crest 19-17 in the A team matchup. Carter Messenger paced the Lancer A team squad with nine points. Gage Adams added four points. Blake Ashmore and Nate Berry scored two apiece. The Crest boys B team won 6-2 over Pleasanton. Kanon Coberly, Chad Classen and Blake Ashmore each scored two points.

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Mitch Bolling, owner of the Moran Locker, was kept busy Wednesday as the 2012 firearm deer hunting season started.

MORAN — Mitch Bolling didn’t have much time to talk Wednesday morning, but he was more than willing to listen. As scores of hunters took advantage of the start of firearm deer hunting season, Bolling set up shop at Moran Locker. Sure enough, the first wave of hunters and their harvest started arriving not long after sunrise. “It’s almost like a holiday,” one hunter told Bolling. The pace was steady throughout the morning as the tagged animals were brought in for processing. “It probably takes me eight to 10 minutes to skin one — without interruption,” Bolling said. But there were plenty of interruptions, as hunters arrived with their animals. Marlin Danford and Derrick Mathews were two such hunters, both of whom bagged their animals shortly after sunrise. Danford shot a doe from about 25 yards; Mathews a buck from closer to 100 yards. The buck was an older animal, Danford concluded, by looking at the worn antlers and lack of teeth in the animal’s mouth. “The rack wasn’t that big, but he was still a big buck,” Danford said. “We aren’t worried about that part. We just want the food.” Jason Hawley of rural Humboldt got plenty of food on the 11-point buck he shot shortly af-

ter sunrise. He recounted seeing the animal moving around well before sunrise, likely because of the light of the setting full moon. “He walked right up to me,” Hawley said. “I wasn’t sure he was going to stop.” Finally the animal did, about 25 yards away from Hawley in his stand. The animal was felled seconds later from a single shot. “That’s the biggest buck I’ve ever caught,” Hawley said. He plans to have the head mounted. “My wife told me I could have one mounted,” Hawley said, noting he filled that quota years ago. “But I called her this morning and told her we’d have to get rid of the old one because this one’s taking its place.” As more hunters gathered at the Moran Locker back door, Bolling worked steadily indoors, skinning the animals quickly and efficiently. “I like it when it’s steady, but not too busy,” Bolling said. While opening day invariably brings in a rush of hunters who capture their game early on, Bolling figures the pace will wane slightly until Saturday. “That should be our busy day,” he said. “I don’t know if the warm temperatures will affect anything. It was warm last winter, too, and we were still plenty busy.” Sharon Bolling, Mitch’s wife, See DEER | Page B2

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Jayhawks look to end on high note BY KATHLEEN GIER Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has one last chance to leave its mark on the Big 12 this season. Even though the Jayhawks enter their finale against West Virginia on Saturday at 1-10 overall and winless in the Big 12, they still have the chance to finish the year by leading the league in rushing and by sending running back James Sims over the 1,000yard mark. In a season of far too many failures, both would be welcome achievements. “That would mean a tremendous amount to all of us,” said running back Taylor Cox. “It speaks volumes about the hard work and

dedication we put in day-inand-day-out.” Kansas trails Baylor by four-tenths of a yard in pergame average in the Big 11, and Sims is just 44 yards shy of his barrier, something that would have seemed almost impossible when the sophomore was suspended for the first three games for violating team rules. Kansas has lost nine consecutive games, and hasn’t won a Big 12 game since Nov. 6, 2010, when it beat Colorado under fired coach Turner Gill. But the one bit of success this season has come from the run game, and fittingly, that becomes the focus once more. The trio of Sims, Cox and Tony Pierson has combined for 18 of the team’s

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25 touchdowns, along with a school-record 10 games with at least one 100-yard rusher. The offense is averaging 216.6 yards rushing, which is 19th among the 120 teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision. While Kansas has struggled to stop the high-flying offenses of the Big 12, the run game has kept them close, particularly while quarterbacks Dayne Crist and Michael Cummings have struggled. “We will continue to fight no matter what,” Cos said. “By giving a competitive game this last game, it would definitely leave a statement to the Big 12 that we have fight.” Pierson and Cox started the season without Sims, who was arrested on suspicion of DUI this spring. While their backfield mate was watching from the sideline, the two put together the first game with more than one 100-yard rusher since the 2007 season.

estimated more than 30 deer were processed at the locker Wednesday, enough to keep her and her husband busy for more than 13½ consecutive hours with barely enough time for a break.

“Next week may slow down because a lot of kids have preseason basketball tournaments,” she said. Both Hawley and Danford noted the deer population remains healthy in and around Allen County. “We saw several on our

By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press

FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas City Chiefs players and Army leaders said Wednesday that a change in culture about the risks of concussions must start at the top levels in sports and the military. The comments came during a forum at Fort Leavenworth on traumatic brain injuries, the sixth in a series of such events to bring awareness to concussions and brain injuries. Several dozen Army officers listened to the discussion, including comments by Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Willie Lanier, who said he learned the lessons early. Lanier, who played from 1967 through 1977, serves on an NFL player safety panel studying ways to make the game safer. Lanier suffered nu-

way into town,” Hawley said. Hunting season remains a valuable means of thinning the deer herd, thus limiting the chances of the animals damaging crops, or even worse, causing a traffic accident.

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said. “We needed a spark offensively, and she stepped up big time.” Miracle Davis had seven rebounds and two assists. Redmond had five boards and two assists. Allen won despite hitting only 30 percent from the field, and 23 percent (7 of 30) from 3-point range. The Red Devils hit 18 of 23 free throws. Kelsey Griffin’s 19 points led the Pirates. Redditt and Mysti Williams scored 13 and 12 points, respectively. Allen (5-4) returns home Saturday to host Central Christian College. Tipoff is at 2 p.m.

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Allen Community College point guard Miracle Davis (5) drives in for a shot Wednesday in the Red Devils’ 69-61 win over North Central Missouri.

Shockers romp WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Carl Hall had 16 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday night and Wichita State won its seventh in a row, beating Tulsa 86-60. Cleanthony Early scored 13 for the Shockers, who were coming off wins over DePaul and Iowa in the Cancun Challenge last week. The Shockers led 3827 at halftime and main-

tained a double-digit lead throughout the second half. James Woodard scored 15 points to lead the Golden Hurricane (43). Hall and Early scored nine points each in the first half. Wichita State leads the all-time series 62-60. The teams were rivals for decades in the Missouri Valley Conference.

KU women win LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Chelsea Gardner had 26 points and 10 rebounds and Asia Boyd added 15 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 20 Kansas to a 101-47 victory against Grambling State on Wednesday night. All 11 players who saw action scored for the Jayhawks, who are 6-0 for a third straight season. Cierra Ceazer scored 14 points and Joanna Miller

12 for the Tigers (0-6), who trailed 42-29 at halftime but shot 20 percent (6 of 30) from the floor in the second half. Natalie Knight scored 13 points for Kansas, which has won 48 straight non-conference home games dating to 2006. The Jayhawks enjoyed a 5330 rebounding advantage and outscored Grambling State 72-30 in the paint.

Chiefs, Army team up to probe brain injuries

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Now, Sims can become the first 1,000-yard rusher since Brandon McAnderson that same season. “He definitely deserves it just because the person he is and the work he puts in,” Cox said. “It is definitely good to see one of your brothers reach that milestone.” Sims has led Kansas in rushing in seven of eight games, and has gone over 100 yards in six Big 12 games, all of which has helped take some of the sting out of a disappointing year. The Jayhawks can win, at best, just two games for the second straight year. Those seniors who began their careers at Kansas have only won 11 games, and are on their third coach. “It would be easy to throw in the towel considering our record,” Cox said, “but I feel like this team has too much pride to let all of our hard work go by the wayside.”

No. Central Mo. (30-31—61) Allen (40-29—69) North Central Mo. (FG/3pt-FT-FTP): Griffin 3/2-7-1-19, Hewitt 0/1-03-3, Hope 0-3-2-3, Bennett 1-0-3-2, Goodwin 0-1-1-1, Hasting 1-0-0-2, Reddit 4/1-2-4-13, Williams 4-4-212, Rodenberg 3-0-4-6. TOTALS: 16/4-17-20-61. Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Jones 4/2-0-3-14, Davis 2-3-1-7, Morton 1-0-1-2, Day 1/1-6-2-11, Flanigan 1-0-1-2, Redmond 1-0-1-2, Peel 1/1-0-0-5, Taiclet 1/2-0-2-8, Ware 2/1-3-1-10, Seward 0-0-1-0, Blackwell 1-6-2-8, Hall 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 15/7-18-19-69.

merous concussions in his rookie season, including one that didn’t manifest until a week later. Lanier says he changed his playing technique as a result, but only after he sought answers to his injury at the Mayo Clinic. “It wasn’t hard for me to do. I figured out I had to change the way I play the game or I don’t play,” Lanier said. “It just becomes practical that if you’re going to do it, you better do it smart. Because if you don’t do it smart you have all types of potential risks that

you really shouldn’t take.” The military has been looking at the impact of traumatic brain injuries as soldiers return from combat. The Army and NFL signed a joint letter in August announcing the partnership. The NFL faces lawsuits by thousands of former players who say the league withheld information on the harmful effects concussions can have on their health. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday in Detroit that the partnership with the Army

is about sharing what is known about head injuries and protocols for clearing soldiers and players to return to action, whether it be the battlefield or playing field. A portion of the program is changing the culture and the soldier and player frame of mind. “It’s about trying to combat the warrior mentality, which is you want to be on the battlefield or what you want to be on the field, but you need to be healthy and you need to identify yourself when you have an injury,” Goodell said.

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Pirate defenders. Rountree connected on 10 of 14 field goals while scoring 22 points. All told, the Red Devils connected on 12 of 24 3-pointers, and on 53 percent (38 of 71) from the field. The key, Shaw said, was Allen’s ability to move the ball. The Red Devils had 19 assists. “That’s a product of sharing the ball — finding the open guy,” Shaw said. “That’s something we strive for, and tonight we were able to do that.” Allen also was able to persistently harass North Central post players inside, then limiting the Pirates to only one shot per possession. The Red Devils held a commanding 51 to 36 rebounding advantage. Rountree’s dunk at the 14-minute mark of the first half gave Allen a 20-9 lead, part of a 19-5 spurt. The Pirates were within 12, 26-14, when Allen put the game away with a 12-2 run, keyed by a pair of field goals and a free throw by Ricky Roberts. Allen led 51-28 at the break. The advantage moved beyond the 30-point barrier with Rountree’s basket with about 13 minutes left in the game. “A LOT OF our success depends on our defense,” Shaw said. “The guys did a great job of getting stops.” By then, the only intrigue centered on whether Iolan Clint Heffern would reach the scorebook. Heffern is attending ACC on a baseball scholarship and walked on with the basketball team. Heffern saw the court for the first time with about 4 minutes left in the game. He sent the crowd into a frenzy by draining

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Allen Community College’s Tray Fountain (10) drives in for a layup in front of North Central Missouri defender Marshon Norfleet (33) Wednesday in the Red Devils’ 92-62 victory. a 3-pointer with 1:40 left to push the lead to 92-65. “I was so happy for Clint,” Shaw said. “He’s probably our hardest worker. He’s in the gym first thing each morning to work out with the other players. It was great to see him do that for the hometown crowd.” Roberts was the third Red Devil in double figures with 11 points. DeAndrae Barnette led the squad with 10 rebounds. Cameron Blue, who missed the previous two games with a foot injury, grabbed seven boards in 15 minutes of action. “It was nice to have such a lead because we were able to get Cameron plenty of rest,” Shaw said. “He’s not 100 percent yet, but he’s getting there.” Tray Fountain and Roberts led the way with seven and five assists, respectively. Fountain and Ben Uno each had three steals. Roberts chipped in with two thefts. Eddie Poland and Reg-

gie Maxwell shared highscoring honors for the Pirates with 15 points apiece. Eric McDaniel scored 13 and Marshon Norfleet 11. The Red Devils were without the services of Iolan Seth Walden, out with an elbow injury. Shaw said the injury is likely to keep Walden out of the lineup for at least two weeks. “We’ll get him back for conference play,” Shaw said. The Red Devils (3-6) return to action at 7 p.m. Monday at home against Southwestern College’s junior varsity.

No. Central Mo. (28-34—62) Allen (51-41—92) North Central Missouri (FG/3ptFT-F-TP): Parker 1-0-1-2, Peterson 1/1-0-1-5, Poland 2/3-2-0-15, Norfleet 3-5-2-11, Maxwell 3/1-63-15, McDaniel 5-3-3-13, Harris 0-1-3-1. TOTALS: 15/5-17-13-62. Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Heffern 0/1-0-0-3, Burnes 0-0-1-0, Wesley 1/2-0-3-8, Roberts 5-11-11, Fountain 3-0-1-6, Schippers 3/6-2-0-24, Uno 1/1-1-4-6, Keiswetter 1-0-1-2, Barnette 1/20-3-8, Blue 1-0-1-2, Rountree 102-2-22, Walter 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 26/12-4-18-92.

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1ST, 2012 • 9:30 AM Baxter Springs, Kansas

2404 Cleveland • Baxter Springs, KS Corner of 24th & Cleveland, 3 blocks E. of 69A on 24th St. SALE HELD INSIDE REGARDLESS OF WEATHER.




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RITCHIE BROS. UNRESERVED AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS Kansas City (Dec 7), Chicago (Dec 12), Minneapolis (Dec 14), St Louis (Dec 20). Featuring a large selection of late model farm equipment. Inspect in person or online. Call 855-331-5732 or visit

Services Offered SUPERIOR BUILDERS. New Buildings, Remodeling, Concrete, Painting and All Your Carpenter Needs, including replacement windows and vinyl siding. 620-365-6684

Autos and Trucks

2501 N. State, Iola • 365-3632 Service Department Now Open Sat. 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Recreational Vehicles 2008 YAMAHA R6 S TYPE, 15K miles, new front tire, very clean, $5000 OBO, 816-804-1687.

Services Offered AK CONSTRUCTION LLC All your carpentry needs Inside & Out 620-228-3262 IOLA MINI-STORAGE 323 N. Jefferson Call 620-365-3178 or 365-6163


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PSI, Inc. Loren Korte

12 licensed insurance agents to better serve you HUMBOLDT MORAN IOLA 365-6908 473-3831 237-4631

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Sales – Service – Installation Free Estimates Custom Sheet Metal Duct Cleaning – Seamless Guttering

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3 Sales 3 Installation 3 Service On All Makes & Models Including Manufactured Homes 3 Sales & Service Of Commercial Refrigeration & Ice Machines See our ad on the back inside cover of

“You got the drive, We have the Direction” OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. 1-800-528-7825 AIRLINES CAREERS - Become an Aviation Maintenance Tech. FAA approved training. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. Job placement assistance. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-2487449.


EXCAVATING Taking Care Of All Your Dirt Work Needs For Sale: Top Soil - Fill Dirt Operators: RJ Helms 365-9569 Mark Wade 496-8754

FFX, Inc., Fredonia, KS, is expanding our fleet in your area. If you are looking for: home every 2 weeks or more, locally/family owned, top wages, excellent customer base. Requires 2 year experience, CDL Class A license. Call 866-681-2141 or 620-378-3304. WANTED: RN or will consider LPN to deliver Special Education nursing services within the public school setting. Average 32 hours/week for the academic year. Experience preferred but willing to train. Send letter of interest, resume and proof of nursing license to: Nurse Position, ANW Special Education, PO Box 207, Humboldt, KS 66748. No phone inquires. Restaurant help wanted in Colony, 785-241-0067. Windsor Place is taking applications for a PART-TIME DIETARY AIDE. Apply at 600 E. Garfield, Iola. Ask for Andrea Rogers, Dietary Manager. EOE We are looking for an individual to fill our PARTS ASSISTANT position. Individual must be attentive to detail, trainable and flexible to take on additional tasks as assigned. Please email resume to: mid-americanmchine. com or apply in person at: 815 E. 6th St., LeRoy, KS 66857.

Apartments for Rent

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Real Estate for Sale

Merchandise for Sale SEWING MACHINE SERVICE Over 40 years experience! House calls! Guaranteed! 620-473-2408 BOBWHITE QUAIL 620-939-4346.

Pets and Supplies CREATIVE CLIPS BOARDING & GROOMING Clean, Affordable. Shots required. 620-363-8272 MORKIE PUPPIES FOR SALE, have had shots & worming, 8 weeks old, $300, 620-473-3323.

Wanted to Buy Want to buy raw furs Thursday evenings 8p.m. at Jerred Brutchun residence, 2049 Minnesota Rd., Iola, Rick Bunyard 620-736-1106.

Apartments for Rent

QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HOMES available for rent now, 610 N. COTTONWOOD, 1 BEDROOM, $250 monthly, $250 deposit, no pets, 620-365-0090. 406 S. KENTUCKY, 1 BEDROOM, $375 monthly, $375 deposit, 620363-2007. 702 N. KENTUCKY, 2-STORY, 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, CH/CA, garage, $650 monthly, 620-365-2902 or 620-228-1975. IOLA, 818 GARFIELD RD. N., 3 BEDROOM, CH/CA, appliances, large backyard, single attached garage w/auto opener, $795 monthly, 620-496-6161 or 620-496-2222. 116 N. 4TH, 2 BEDROOM, carpet, AC, washer/dryer, range, refrigerator, $300 monthly, $150 deposit, 620-365-3150 after 10a.m. SMALL, 2 BEDROOM, 306 S. 4TH, $400 plus $350 deposit, available December 1st, references required, 620-363-1217.

Real Estate for Sale Allen County Realty Inc. 620-365-3178 John Brocker ........... 620-365-6892 Carolynn Krohn ....... 620-365-9379 Jim Hinson .............. 620-365-5609 Jack Franklin ........... 620-365-5764 Brian Coltrane.......... 620-496-5424 Dewey Stotler............620-363-2491

Apartments for Rent


NICE, CLEAN, RANCH HOME, great neighborhood, fenced yard, 1023 Meadowbrook, $124,900, Lora 620-212-0355, 913-795-4555.

Day care now has openings, Jefferson District, Cindy Troxel 620365-2204.

Real Estate for Rent PART-TIME WAIT STAFF, BARTENDER, KITCHEN HELP, call Cindy 620-228-2818.

YATES CENTER, 401 S. GREEN, 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, CH/CA, garage, carport, small barn, $37,500, 620-625-2165.

Salina receives more time for water cleanup SALINA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge has granted authorities in Salina and the federal government more time to agree on a financial settlement to cover the cost of cleaning up contaminated groundwater and soil at a former Air Force base in the city. The city of Salina, Salina Airport Authority, Salina School District and Kansas State University at Salina filed a federal lawsuit in Kansas City, Kan., in 2010, seeking to recoup the cost of cleaning up the industrial solvent TCE, or trichloroethylene, left at the former Schilling Air Force base. The government and local authorities are drafting a consent decree to resolve the case and agree on how much money Salina needs to clean up the pollution. No amounts

have been disclosed. The Salina groups reached a nonbinding proposed settlement with the federal government and Department of Defense in February. The court then gave the groups until Tuesday to finalize that settlement but both sides asked for an extension Monday. Federal District Judge Carlos Murguia on Tuesday gave the groups until Feb. 15 to agree a final settlement. Tim Rogers, executive director of the Salina Airport Authority, told The Salina Journal on Tuesday that the two parties needed more time. “Settlement discussions and work on the consent decree are continuing and the process continues to be productive,” Rogers said.


1 BEDROOM, $425 monthly, utilities paid, 620-228-3628 or 316733-7413.

Help Wanted

LOT FOR SALE, formerly 1102 East St., located on corner of 4th and East St., has all utilities, house still on it but coming down, $7500 OBO, call Rodney 620-228-1816 or Rick 620-228-2210.

T h is fu ll tim e p osition in th e C h anu te area w orks w ith p ersons w ith d evelop m ental d isab ilities and serves as a liaison b etw een th e p erson and ap p rop riate resou rces in coord inating services d eliv ered . A B ach elor’s d egree in h u m an services field (or eq u ivalent M R /D D exp erience) and a m inim u m of six m onth s exp erience is req u ired . Starting w age of $11.70/h ou r. E xcellent b enefits. Su ccessfu l cand id ate m u st p ass d ru g test, b ackgrou nd ch ecks and m aintain a valid d river’s license. Send resum e to: T ri-V alley D evelopm ental Services, Inc. A ttn: H um an R esources P .O . B ox 518, C hanute, K S 66720 or you can apply online to: w w w

FIREWOOD: Hedge $50, Hardwoods $40, free local delivery, Dean 620-228-3803.

(620) 365-5954 1008 N. Industrial Road H Iola

624 N. ELM, 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, large living room, attached garage, 620-365-0468.



Complete Stock of Steel, Bolts, Bearings & Related Items

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P osition availab le at T ri-V alley D evelop m ental Services, Inc. (T V D S)

JOHN DEERE 145 RIDING MOWER, 22hp, automatic transmission, 48” cut, 159 hours, $1,200 OBO, 620-365-5199

S & S TREE SERVICE Licensed, Insured, Free Estimates 620-365-5903

Personal Service Insurance

Drivers: NO EXPERIENCE? Class A CDL Driver Training. We train and Employ! Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7885

General Repair and Supply, Inc.

RADFORD TREE SERVICE Tree trimming & removal 620-365-6122

STORAGE & RV OF IOLA WEST HIGHWAY 54, 620-365-2200. Regular/Boat/RV storage, LP gas, fenced, supervised,

Exp. Flatbed Drivers: Regional opportunities now open with plenty of freight & great pay! 800-277-0212 or

Child Care

Public Notices The Housing Authority of the City of Iola will hold a Public Meeting at 10a.m., January 2, 2013 at 217 N. Washington, to receive comments on the FY2013 Annual Plan. All applicable documents are on display at the office of the Housing Authority, 217 N. Washington, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8-Noon and 1-5. EHO

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2 & 3 Bedroom Apartment Homes 407 to $635 depending on availability!

Look & Lease Same Day! Get FREE app. fee & $99 Deposit Appliances furnished: refrigerator, range, dishwasher, disposal. Washer/Dryer hookups!

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Price reduced DREAM HOME FOR SALE. 402 S. Elm, Iola, Grand 3-story 1897 home on 3 lots. 4,894 sq. ft. $190,000. call 620-365-9395 for Susan Lynn or Dr. Brian Wolfe susanlynnks@ More info and pictures at

Buying or Selling? Contact Lisa Sigg at (620) 228-3698 or Gari Korte at (620) 228-4567 Check out our website for listings

Personal Service Realty

Loren Korte, Broker Iola - Moran - Humboldt (620) 365-6908

Officials to certify election results TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas officials are preparing to certify results from this month’s general election. The State Board of Canvassers scheduled a meeting this afternoon to review totals from races for congressional, legislative and other state offices. The board is led by Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Gov. Sam Brownback and Attorney General Derek Schmidt also are members, though they can send representatives rather than attending themselves. All are Republicans. The meeting comes amid a debate over a new Kansas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Critics contend the law suppresses turnout. But Kobach has reported that only about 700 people were required to cast provisional ballots because they went to the polls Nov. 6 without valid. That’s out of more than 1.1 million Kansans who participated.

Lawrence hospital seeks trauma status LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lawrence Memorial Hospital wants to be designated to treat lower-level trauma patients. The hospital’s board of trustees voted Wednesday to start the process leading to a designation as a Level 4 trauma center, a level recently created by the state health department. Level 4 gives emergency

responders the option to send patients to Lawrence Memorial to be stabilized before being sent to other hospitals. The Lawrence JournalWorld reports that people who suffer serious injuries in accidents in Douglas County currently are sent to hospitals in Kansas City, Kan., Overland Park and Topeka.

Rove not optimistic about ‘fiscal cliff’ By ROXANA HEGEMAN Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Republican political strategist Karl Rove told Kansas cattlemen Wednesday he isn’t optimistic that the nation will avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, a package of sharp tax increases and spending cuts that will take effect next year unless Congress and the White House replace them. But he also told the more than 600 cattle producers attending the Kansas Livestock Association’s 100th convention that he was optimistic the country would ultimately resolve its deficit problem. Rove said nation is losing sight of the bigger issue of getting the economy growing again. Responding to an audience question about uniting the Republican Party, Rove said the GOP needs leaders who can create an environment of forbearance. “I don’t think social issues splinter the Republican Party,” Rove said. “I think what splinters the Republican Party is intolerance and judgmental language.” Rove said a reversal of abortion rights is unlikely in the immediate future, and that the Republican Party should encourage “a culture of life” through such things as dealing with teen pregnancy and

encouraging adoptions. “ W e can’t go out there and say things l i k e , Rove there is legitimate rape,” he said, referring to a statement that Republican Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri made during his unsuccessful run for the U.S. Senate. Rove also said the party needs to take “a practical approach” to immigration reform that requires illegal immigrants to pay a penalty but allows them to eventually obtain citizenship. “American citizenship is too precious a thing to give it away that easily,” he said. He favors allowing illegal immigrants who have committed no crimes to remain in the country if they pay a fine and go to “the end of the line” before they can be considered for citizenship in 10 or more years. He would also increase border security and offer a guest worker program. He said Hispanic immigrants share Republican values of family, religion and entrepreneurship. “We have a political problem, and that is the most rapidly growing part of the electorate,” Rove said.

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What lies ahead in chronic heart failure Dear Drs. Donohue and Roach: I am 71 years old and

have been diagnosed with chronic heart failure. In October of last year, I had triple bypass surgery, but now I'm in good health. Some things I have read about chronic heart failure are unnerving. Will you give me your take on what lies ahead for me? — S.T. Answer: Heart failure, chronic heart failure and congestive heart failure are the same condition. It’s one of the most common reasons why older people are hospitalized. The basic problem is that the heart has become so weak that it circulates blood poorly. Such poor circulation permits fluid to ooze out of blood vessels and “congest” tissues in the feet, ankles and lower legs. The lungs fill with

Dr. Keith Roach

Dr. Paul Donohue

To Your Good Health

To Your Good Health

fluid, which brings on heart failure’s cardinal feature — gasping for breath on even slight exertion. Other signs of heart failure are breathlessness when lying in bed, heart enlargement, seen on X-rays, and the doctor's discovery of lung sounds that indicate the lungs have fluid in them. Numerous conditions lead to heart failure. At the top of the list is coronary artery disease, blockage of heart

arteries that often brings on a heart attack. This must be why your heart failed. You did have surgery to correct blocked heart arteries, but they did their damage well before surgery took place. Heart valve problems, high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation are other causes of heart failure. Medicines usually can get the heart beating with greater vigor and can lessen or abolish most symptoms. Any-

thing that affects heart function must be treated. High blood pressure, for example, has to be lowered. You might think that inactivity is best for your heart; it isn’t. Your doctor will outline a program that keeps you active to the level that your heart can tolerate. Walking is one example, but more strenuous exercise is encouraged when your heart becomes stronger. You should be on a low-salt diet. You ought not to be discouraged about your outlook. The life span of people with congestive heart failure has increased by 15 percent in men and by 5 percent in women in just the past decade. The increment in women’s life span is smaller because women live longer, on average, than men.

Free spirit child — perfectly normal Hi, Carolyn: My wife and I have a son who is almost 8. He is sooo fun to be with — a happy kid who loves mudholes, being barefoot, playing drums wildly and goofing around with his friends (and he has gobs of them). He’s always up for an adventure with us, his friends or by himself. This kid has gusto. My question is this: He doesn’t want to be in sports, or any kind of lessons, or theater — nothing! He just wants to go at life freestyle. Are we [stinky] parents for not enrolling him in, like, anything extracurricular?

We offer, but should we be pushing him to do moreorganized stuff ? All of his friends are involved in these kinds of things, so it feels weird to be the only family not doing it, too. Are we following his bliss, or neglecting his needs? Answer: I just felt several generations of former kids slap their foreheads. What you just described is an idyllic childhood. I realize it’s nearly impossible not to peer over at how other families raise their kids. But the ones worth our voyeuristic admiration are the ones do-

Public notice (First published in The Iola Register, November 29, 2012) THE CITY OF IOLA INVITATION FOR BIDS Demolition The City of Iola, Kansas is now soliciting bids for the demolition of the property located at: 202 S. 3rd Sealed bids for this work will be received until 10:30 A.M., on the 13th day of December, 2012, at the Code Services Office, 2 E. Jackson, Iola, Kansas, 66749. The demolition work will include the complete removal of the structures and complete debris removal from the premises. Contractor must follow all City of Iola and KDH&E requirements. More information is provided in the bidding package. All contractors are required to have and maintain on file with the city a current certificate of liability insurance, with the city listed as the certificate holder. They must also comply with the workmen’s compensation act, if applicable, and provide the city with a certificate on this insurance coverage. Contractors must comply with the State of Kansas laws pertaining to the vehicles they operate in conjunction with their business. Electrical, plumbing, mechanical and demolition contractors must have a minimum of $1,000,000 general liability insurance with a completed products rider and must comply with the worker’s compensation act. The required bidding package may be picked up during normal


working hours at Codes Services Office 2 E. Jackson, Iola, KS OR by Contacting Laura Moore, Grant Administrator, SEKRPC, 620-431-0080. The City of Iola will award the demolition contract to qualified businesses/enterprises submitting the lowest responsible bid. Bids may be held by the City for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening of the bids in order to allow time for reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of the bidders prior to awarding the contract. Bids will be opened at the Codes Services Office at 10:30 A.M., December 13, 2012 and awarded at the regular scheduled City Commission Meeting. The City of Iola reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Minority and Women Contractors are encouraged to submit bids. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER F/M/H (11) 29

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ing what their kids need — not the ones doing what societies or other parents or D-1 recruiters value. Most kids, if not all, need bare feet, toy drums and

plenty of room for ad­ven­ture — and, beyond that, if a particular kid shows an interest in an organized activity, then by all means parents should feed it. So, worry about what your son isn’t getting if and when he falls short of important milestones for his age. (Develop a few sane, disinterested sources for this — pediatrician, teachers, a veteran parent or two.) Otherwise, take a cue from the dude and enjoy this giddy ride.

DAILY CRYPTOQUOTES - Here’s how to work it:

Sudoku is like a crossword puzzle, but uses numbers instead of words. The puzzle is a box of 81 squares, subdivided into 3x3 cubes of 9 squares each. Some squares are filled in with numbers. The rest should be filled in by the puzzler. Fill in the blank squares allowing the numbers 1-9 to appear only once in every row, once in every column and once in every 3x3 box. One-star puzzles are for beginners, and the difficulty gradually increases through the week to a very challenging fivestar puzzle.


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Senate bill to protect email privacy, won’t hinder feds By RICHARD LARDNER Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate bill to protect the privacy of electronic communications won’t keep federal agents from combing through your inbox if they believe a crime has been committed, legal experts say. Federal and state authorities still will have a robust set of tools to track down lawbreakers even as these officials oppose changes supported by a broad coalition of technology companies and public interest groups. The legislation, which the Senate Judiciary Committee was expected to

consider Thursday, would update a 26-year-old law by requiring police to obtain a search warrant from a judge before accessing the content of all emails and other private information from Google, Yahoo and other Internet providers. Under the current law, the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act, a warrant is needed only for emails less than six months old. Supporters of the bill, sponsored by Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., say the changes are necessary to overhaul a law that is outdated in an era of

cloud computing, cheaper electronic storage, social networking and wireless phones. Such advances in technology have dramatically increased the amount of stored communications in ways no one anticipated a quarter of a century ago. The Justice Department has resisted the changes. The associate deputy attorney general, James Baker, urged the committee last year to consider the adverse impact on criminal and national security investigations if a warrant were the only means for law enforcement officials to obtain emails and other digital files.

But setting the bar higher doesn’t prevent law enforcement agencies from doing their jobs, according to current and former prosecutors, judges and attorneys who specialize in

privacy issues. Federal law enforcement authorities in four Midwestern and Southern states have been working with the more demanding warrant requirement since 2010 after an

appeals court ruled warrantless access to emails was unconstitutional. To get a warrant, a judge must have proof of probable cause that a crime is being committed.

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A replica of the White House rendered in gingerbread, with a miniature version of the family dog, Bo, is in the State Dining Room in Washington, DC.


Invites you to our

Christmas Open House Saturday, December 1

Humboldt Holiday Gift Market

Sat., December 1 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Booths filled with handmade or homegrown items! Santa making an appearance from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Humboldt High School – 1020 New York

Concessions Available Sponsored by GALS FCE/Humboldt Chamber

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Register for gift certificates to be given every hour 1 ‘til 5!

Jackie Witherspoon will be on hand for a book signing for her new book titled ‘Sparky’s Adventures’ A Rodan & Fields Skin Care Rep. will be in the store. You’ll find Big

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