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THE IOLA REGISTER Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Getting ‘beneath’ the civil rights movement

‘YOU ARE MY VOICE’ Citizens voice concern over schools, healthcare

By STEVEN SCHWARTZ The Iola Register

D.J. Dangerfield used a story to illustrate the need for forgiveness as part of Monday night’s Dr. Martin Luther King Day services. The story has Dangerfield standing in line at a concession stand during a baseball game when a fight broke out. One of the men in the fight was bloody and badly injured. Dangerfield came to him and asked if he should call the police. The man looked at him with a blank stare, and replied, “No, call an ambulance.” “What was I thinking this,” Dangerfield asked the audience at the Ward Chapel A.M.E. “We have a tendency to issue citations, instead of issuing care.” As associate pastor at First Baptist Church, Chanute, Dangerfield said his goal is to get “underneath the civil rights movement,” and to talk See MLK| Page A6

Rev. D.J. Dangerfield spoke at the Ward Chapel A.M.E. Monday evening. REGISTER/STEVEN

Rep. Kent Thompson, left, listens as Tim Cunningham, executive director of Tri-Valley Development Services, right, asks a question of Sen. Caryn Tyson during Monday night’s legislative forum sponsored by Allen County Farm Bureau. Below at right, Laura Caillout-Weiner, center, reacts in a discussion about school finance. Flanking her are Denise Mentzer and former state representative Stanley Dreher. REGISTER/SUSAN LYNN By SUSAN LYNN The Iola Register

It wasn’t exactly a love fest. And while the mood remained congenial between legislators and their audience, there was a clear division of opinion between what the legislators and their constituents thought should be the goal of the current legislative session in Topeka. For more than 90 minutes State Sen. Caryn Tyson and Rep. Kent Thompson listened to concerns of area citizens at a forum Monday night sponsored by Allen County Farm Bureau. Education came round and round again as Tyson and Thompson both said they were uncomfortable with the impending decision by the State Supreme Court as to what an adequate education costs these days. Neither said they thought schools were underfunded; nor were they amenable to being told by another branch of government, the judicial branch, what to do. “I haven’t seen one number that tells me what education should be funded at,” said Thompson, questioning the high See CONCERNS | Page A6



Lawmakers start slow TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — In the early days of the state legislative session, lawmakers are picking and choosing topics to debate. A House committee is getting an update on hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas in the state and the potential connection to increased seismic activity. Officials of state agencies and the Kansas Geological Survey were scheduled to speak today to the House Energy and Environment Committee. Kansas has seen an increase in oil and gas exploration in southern counties as new technology allows extraction in difficult geological formations. Hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, involves high-pressure injections of liquid into underground rock to release trapped fossil fuels. Fracking has been suspected as a cause of increased seismic activity in parts of the U.S. that typically aren’t prone to earthquakes.

A FIRE-SAFETY proposal before the Legislature would ban sky candles, floating lanterns and other fire-fueled balloons that are a staple of Fourth of July celebrations. The House Local Government Committee scheduled a hearing for this afternoon on a bill that would prohibit what it describes as “unmanned aerial luminaries.” A person caught igniting one could be charged with a misdemeanor and fined up to $2,500.

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A flock of geese take a break on a frozen lake in Allen County. REGISTER/PHYLLIS LUEDKE

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Kultala to enter House race

Obituary Sereina Cranor Sereina Lynne Cranor, 51, formerly of Iola, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at her home in Chanute. Sereina was born Nov. 20, 1962, in Iola, the daughter of Richard Lee and LaFaun Lee (Yehle) Cranor. She grew up in Iola and has worked at The Pub, The Greenery and Country Mart. She enjoyed her music. Survivors include her lifetime Sereina Cranor friend, soulmate and companion, Rick Barkdoll; three children Arianna Onnen and husband, Doug, Humboldt, Shae Maria Cranor, Chanute and Gavin Lee Cranor, Neosho Falls; her mother, LaFaun Cranor, Iola; five siblings: Janice Varvel, LeRoy, Doug Cranor, Yates Center, Cheryl Canfield, Iola, Carol Stair, Chanute and Matthew Cranor, Chanute and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and her son Phelan Montanna Goble. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Thursday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will be at Altoona City Cemetery, Altoona. To sign the guest book online or leave a condolence, go to

Geography Bee winner Isaiah Wicoff, middle, is the 2014 Iola Middle School Geography Bee Champion. The other two finalists were defending champion Jon Miller, right, and Bryce Andres. More than 40 middle school students took the initial test that narrowed it down to seven finalists. Not pictured is Camryn Freimiller, Samuel Terhune, Quinten Mallet and Orion Rogers. Wicoff will be taking a written exam this week to qualify for the state Geography Bee held in Abilene later this spring.

Jefferson students awarded Students receiving a certificate for STAR Citizenship kindergarten through 2nd grade are: Kindergarten -Brennen Coffield, Raeya Keagle, Kandrella McCullough, Michaela Riebel, Briggs Sharon, Samantha Stogsdill, Brody Thompson, Drake Weir, Baron Folk, Gannon Hutton, Hayden Kelley, Payton Kern, Raven Thomlinson and Mathew Drago. 1st grade- Caroline Toland, Sarah Yusmil, Lucas Maier, Jordan Kaufman, Kyndal Bycroft, Grady Dougherty, Kaysin Crusinbery, Reese Curry, Emilia Wilkerson, Makayla Dunne, Hailey Stogsdill and Elza Clift. 2nd gradeKorbin Cloud, Jackie Fager, Rio Lohman, Shelby Peters, Kania Putri, Molly Riebel, Adrick Rife, Ashton Hesse, Kalibre Smith, Zander Dickerson, Hallie Sutherland and Julia Malloy. Students receiving a certificate for Outstanding Effort Kindergarten - 5th grade are: Kindergarten - Henry White, Jason Maggard, Trapper Boren, Stephanie Fees, Andrew Rife, Braden Stevens, Angeline Fournell, Xander Brackett, Kameron Erbert, Jes-

Cecil Gaulding Cecil Mae (Beary) Gaulding, 88, passed away peacefully at Windsor Place Nursing Center in Iola on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Cecil was born March 10, 1925, in Kansas City, Kan. the daughter of Perry E. and Beulah (Wright) Beary. On Jan. 20, 1945, she married Bernard O. Gaulding, the couple was blessed with two children: Bobby and Brenda. The couple owned and operated Gaulding Oil located in Yates Center for a number of years before the children took over the business. Bernard preceded Cecil in death on Aug. 9, 2008. Cecil was a lifetime member of First Christian Church in Yates Center. Cecil Mae (Beary) Gaulding was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bernard, and a brother, Donald Beary. She is survived by her children Bob Gaulding and wife Penny and Brenda Schinstock and husband John, all of Yates Center; a sister, Dolores Reser and husband Clifford, Yates Center; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Cecil will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Campbell Funeral Home, Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. No formal visitation is planned. Cecil will lie in state the morning prior to the service at the funeral home. The family suggests memorials to the Yates Center Volunteer Fire Department or the American Legion Post No. 13. Memorials may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas state senator plans to seek the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat held by Republican Kevin Yoder. The Kansas City Star reports Kelly Kultala expects to make an official announcement Tuesday about her bid in the 3rd Congressional District. The district includes all of Johnson and Wyandotte counties and part of Miami County. Kultala lives in Kansas City, Kan. She served four years in the state Senate before losing a re-election bid in 2012. She told The Star on Monday she believes Washington is “broken, and Kevin Yoder is part of the problem.” Yoder, of Overland Park, told the newspaper he’s ready for Kultala’s challenge as he seeks a third term. Democrat and political newcomer Reginald Marselus, of Lenexa, is also in the race.




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Fifteen students were given certificates for their outstanding reading efforts on the Accelerated Reader, a computerized testing program that checks reading comprehension. The top students for Jefferson during the first nine weeks are: Grades K-1: Kaysin Crusinbery (63.8 pts), Kinsey Schintock (33.6 pts), Lucas Maier (32.6 pts), Kale Godfrey (27.4 pts), Ryun Cole (25.9 pts). 2nd3rd - Cody Wille 57 pts), Rio Lohman (51.9 pts), Christopher Holloway (48.5 pts), Jesse Taylor (46.2 pts), Abigail Mewies (45.8 pts). 4th- 5th- Henry Wicoff (343.6 pts), Sidney Shelby(146.1 pts), Dillon Slaven (138.6 pts), Audrey Coltrane (134.2 pts), Addison Mallette (113.3 pts). Recognition was given to 85 students who had perfect attendance for the first quarter.

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Roberts turns back on NBAF Less than a year ago, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts attended the ground-breaking ceremonies in Manhattan for the much-anticipated $1.15 billion National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, otherwise known as NBAF. The facility will provide an estimated 350 jobs plus designate Kansas as the premier site for bio-security. After it opens in 2018, the facility is expected to generate a $3.5 billion economic impact during its first 20 years. Just building the massive plant will create 1,500 construction jobs. Competition was stiff to land the project. By 2008, Kansas had beat out 23 other contenders and was a finalist against five other states, including Mississippi, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. In 2009, we got the good news: Kansas would be home to the 575,000-square-foot livestock research facility on 46 acres next to Kansas State University’s campus. In 2011, Sen. Roberts served as chairman of a steering committee to keep the massive project on track. Up until last week, he was its biggest fan. It was Thursday, to be exact, when Sen. Roberts turned his back on NBAF. Roberts was one of 26 Sena-

tors who voted against the federal budget package, which included $404 million for the NBAF project. Saner heads prevailed by passing the omnibus funding package. Had Sen. Roberts carried the day, NBAF would have been mothballed. IN A statement after the vote, Roberts said his vote against the bill — and NBAF — gave him “no pleasure,” but was necessary to curb unchecked spending. Why would Roberts be willing to pull this crucial leg of funding? Because he is up for reelection, and his opponent is even more conservative. No matter how good the project is for Kansas — new jobs and making it the country’s leader in biodefense research — Roberts perceived its funding as a target for conservatives. The same line of thinking is why state legislators are afraid to expand Medicaid, increase funding for state schools, and keep the state’s pension system afloat. Spending money is the work of the devil, they say. Until we agree important services need to be funded, we’ll go down the drain. Gurgle, gurgle. — Susan Lynn

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Iola City Commissioners yesterday received a letter from the planning commission recommending that if the city decides against the proposed urban renewal project that

a more limited project be considered. The planning commission letter suggested the more limited project include the acquisition of land for a library site and acquisition of additional land for the senior high school.

Retire Roberts: Kansas needs fresh face A guest editorial After more than 45 years of political service to Kansans in Washington, D.C., it’s time for Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts to retire. Roberts long ago lost his energy and urgency to serve his constituents as he became more and more mired and beholden to special interest groups with nearly 90 percent of his votes along party lines. Those are sentiments we share with one of Roberts’ opponents for the Senate seat. Radiologist Milton Wolf, 42, Leawood, was in Ottawa this week at the Franklin County Republican Central Committee’s meeting seeking support for his campaign to unseat Roberts from the Senate position he’s held since 1997. Before that, Roberts served in the House. We agree with Wolf ’s comment that everyone who can work should do so, and that those who can’t take care of themselves should be taken care of. Some of his other views, however, veer too far to the right. While we aren’t yet convinced Wolf is the right one to succeed Roberts, it’s time for a more vibrant and diplomatic candidate to claim the

Senate seat. Hopefully more candidates will enter the race before the August GOP primary and the November general election. Wolf ’s boldly “conservative” views more closely align with the Tea Party than with the more mainstream GOP, thus earning him the endorsement of the Madison Project and the Senate Conservatives Fund — a PAC dedicated to “electing strong conservative leaders ... We do not support liberal Republicans and we’re not affiliated with the Republican Party or any of its campaign committees,” according to the organization’s website. Wolfe likened his political stance Monday evening to those of U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Rand Paul, R-Ky. Blood apparently isn’t thicker than water within Wolf ’s family. The challenger said he’s President Obama’s second cousin, but that he disagrees with every policy of Obama’s. Wolf, a physician, is adamantly opposed to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and said he doesn’t believe any of the words in the legislation name are honest nor does he believe the program is good for patients. Wolf instead said he believes in a free market sys-

A first look at the governor’s budget By DUANE GOOSSEN Kansas Health Institute

Gov. Sam Brownback has recommended a budget that spends substantially more money than the state receives. The spending level that the governor proposes can work in the short term by drawing down the state bank account but cannot be maintained in the future. The governor’s proposals are revisions to the fiscal year 2014 and FY 2015 budgets that the Legislature has approved. In both years he recommends moving spending higher. If the Legislature adopts the governor’s recommendations, spending would outpace revenue by $169 million in FY 2014 and by $288 million in FY 2015. The proposed new spending takes some of the rough edges off the already approved budgets by adding: • Funds to keep base state aid per pupil at $3,838 in FY 2014 and $3,852 in FY 2015; • $8.3 million for the Kansas Judicial Branch; • Money to restore some of the earlier cuts to higher education; • More dollars for the Department of Corrections, and • Provisions for a 1.5 percent salary increase for classified state employees. Notably absent from the budget proposal: anything

to address the school finance lawsuit and authorization to expand Medicaid eligibility. The governor’s newly released budget documents do not contain any projections

for the future or discussion about what may happen in FY 2016 and beyond. However, projections developed by the Kansas Legislative Research Department show that the

tem focusing on patients to bring down health costs. Amazingly, the cousins might actually agree on one thing: the Republican Party is facing an identity crisis. AT AGE 77, career-politician Roberts should step aside to enjoy his well-deserved retirement and allow someone else the opportunity to serve, lest he get re-elected and then promptly resign because of an ailment of one kind or another. It is scary to think who Gov. Sam Brownback might appoint to the Senate seat if given a chance — especially since the Sunflower State has no shortage of frightening characters, including ambitious Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who clearly has his sights set on a national office and platform. Washington, D.C. needs representatives with the chutzpah to be non-partisan statesmen first and who can reach across the proverbial party aisle to solve America’s diverse problems. Has the right candidate to succeed Roberts presented himself or herself ? Perhaps. But if not, let’s hope he or she does so before election time. — Jeanny Sharp, editor and publisher, The Ottawa Herald

Today in history

revenue generated under the state’s new tax policy will not sustain the original lower spending levels budgeted by the Legislature. Once the bank balance depletes, lawmakers must reduce spending or find a way to increase revenue. Duane Goossen, KHI’s vice president for fiscal and health policy, served as state budget director for 12 years in the administrations of three governors — Republican Bill Graves and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson. He also served in the Kansas House of Representatives from 1983 to 1997.

Highlights in History: On Jan. 21, 1954, the first atomic submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched at Groton, Conn., as first lady Mamie Eisenhower christened the vessel with the traditional bottle of champagne broken against the bow. In 1924, Russian revolutionary Vladimir Lenin died at age 53. In 1950, former State Department official Alger Hiss, accused of being part of a Communist spy ring, was found guilty in New York of lying to a grand jury. (Hiss, who proclaimed his innocence, served less than four years in prison.) George Orwell (Eric Blair), author of “Nineteen EightyFour,” died in London at age 46. In 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned almost all Vietnam War draft evaders. Thought for Today: “Would to God that we might spend a single day really well.” — Thomas a Kempis, German monk and author (c. 1380-1471).

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All-American Selections winners for 2014 named I think I received my first seed catalog in the mail on Jan. 2. Talk about getting your spring fever up. That certainly does it for me. As you start to plan your 2014 garden, take a look at the 2014 All-American Selections winners. Each year, the AllAmerica Selections (AAS) tests and introduces new flowers and vegetables to home gardeners. These plants have proven themselves to do well in trials across North America. The AAS winner label is like a stamp of approval. These descriptions were taken from AllAmerican Selections material. Bean Mascotte — Dwarf French extra fine bean well adapted for window boxes and pots as well as for the garden. Straight, long, round, and stringless extrafine pods are deliciously crisp. Cucumber Pick A Bushel — A compact bush-type cucumber

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spreading only about 24 inches. Pick A Bushel offers a sweeter tasting light green cucumber with a nice firm texture, perfect for picking when harvested early. A great option for gardeners looking to grow cucumbers in a patio container. Pepper Mama Mia Giallo — This great yellow pepper gives a huge yield with uniform shape and a smooth skin. The pepper is long and tapered with a beautiful yellow/gold color. This pepper has a sweet flavor that is excellent either fresh or roasted. Ready for harvest 95 days after transplanting. Tomato Chef ’s Choice Orange — Heirloom orange hybrid indetermi-

nate tomato with deep orange beefsteak shaped fruit. Flavor is sweet and mild, while flesh is firm and tasty. Tomato Fantastico — Very flavorful unique determinate bush tomato with grape shaped fruit. Each plant produces up to 12 pounds — about 350 glossy red fruit. Tomato Mountain Merit — This is a medium to large round red beefsteak tomato. It has mild garden-tomato flavor and it has great disease resistance. Good slicing tomatoes for sandwiches and burgers. Penstemon Arabesque — This beauty is a season-long repeat bloomer that hummingbirds will love. It has large tubular blooms almost one inch across. Arabesque Red is best started indoors then transplanted to get longer bloom time. Great for combination containers and can be used as an annual or as a perennial in our zone. Gaura Sparkle White — Floriferous and grace-

Bean Mascotte is a dwarf French extra fine bean. It is adapted for window boxes and pots. COURTESY PHOTO ful plant with an exceptionally long period of bloom. It is early flowering with more controlled habit and excellent branching that will give a home gardener a great show in containers and garden beds. Petunia African Sun-

set — Orange hued flowers that bloom prolifically all season long. This is a mounding, spreading plant that will reach 12 inches tall and 20 inches wide. For a complete description of the 2014 All America Selections,

visit Krista Harding is a K-State Research and Extension agricultural agent assigned to Southwind District. She may be reached at 620-2443826 or kharding@ksu. edu.

Southwind 4-H’ers attend forum Wine business grows in Kansas 4-H’ers from across the Southwind Extension District discovered the treasures of 4-H by attending the Southeast Area Leadership Forum (SELF) on Jan. 11 in Eureka. SELF is a day of leadership workshops and networking led by state 4-H Youth Council members from the Southeast Area. Youth Council members are selected from across the state to represent each of the four areas of Kansas each November at the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF). These members work together

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Though not on the same level as California’s Napa Valley or regions of New York and Washington state, Kansas nonetheless is developing a reputation as one of the nation’s leading areas for vineyards and wineries. More than 150 attendees turned out for the 28th annual Kansas Grape Growers and Winemakers Association conference, which concluded its two-day run Saturday at the Ramada West, 605 S.W. Fairlawn. Bob DesRuisseaux, owner of Prairie Fire Winery in Paxico and one of the conference organizers, said business is booming for wineries in the Sunflower State. As evidence, he said, this year’s conference

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court’s ability to determine what the figure should be. Tyson said in the arguments before the court “not one student has been able to prove they have been hurt,” by the current funding formula. “We have been told we don’t have to comply with the court’s decision,” Tyson said. Thompson said he expected a “constitutional crisis” to arise from the situation. A clearly exasperated Dick Works, an Allen County commissioner, said to both, “You took an oath of office to uphold the constitution,” which orders the legislature to provide a suitable education for the

Sen. Caryn Tyson a number on what adequate funding to schools should be. Both studies were the basis of court orders to increase funding to Kansas schools. Neither Tyson nor Thompson seemed eager

Teachers and administrators have cut their expenses to the bone. ... Times used to be bad for teachers. But not this bad. — Laura Caillouet-Weiner, 2nd grade teacher

children of Kansas. Tyson insisted the state has not cut funding to education since her tenure of four years as a member the Legislature, while in fact, since 2008 state spending on education is down 16.5 percent. Today, base aid per student is $3,838, down from $4,400 in fiscal year 2009, with reductions by the state in each of the next three years. As a second grade teacher at Jefferson Elementary School, Laura Caillouet-Weiner said teachers and school districts have cut their expenses “to the bone.” Caillouet-Weiner said she worries her students will be even more disadvantaged if the state does not keep its current finance formula that distributes education funds statewide. If the funding formula returned to local property taxpayers, then areas such as southeast Kansas would be at a distinct disadvantage to those in affluent areas such as parts of Kansas City. “Don’t the students I teach deserve the same education as those in Johnson County?” Caillouet-Weiner asked. “I have many students that receive free and reducedpriced lunches and have lots of problems. We teachers have gone without even a cost of living raise for years now. “I worry about when I retire. Who’s going to replace me? Will this area be able to attract a dedicated professional? “Times used to be bad for teachers,” CaillouetWeiner said, “But not this bad.” Darrell Monfort, local veterinarian, said, “Our children should be the most important product we have in Kansas. Yes, education is a big expense. It will always be an expense, but we should be looking at the outcomes. Our students should be worth the investment of providing them a good education. “The last thing I’d like to see you do is order another study of what a suitable education costs,” Monfort said. “Use that money now and spend it on our schools.” Monfort was referring to two studies, one in 2002 and another in 2005, commissioned by the Legislature to place

to act on the concerns of the audience. Thompson said with a shrug, “I am only one vote.” To which CaillouetWeiner said, “But I have no vote. You are my voice.” ALLEN


Commissioners — Works, Tom Williams and Jim Talkington — attended the meeting, as did members of Allen County Farm Bureau, and the public. Tim Cunningham, executive director of TriValley Developmental Services, asked Tyson and Thompson whether they would support expansion of the state’s Medicaid program.

Medicaid is the major government health insurance program for low-income and disabled Americans. In Kansas, one of 10 residents, or 300,000 residents, depends on Medicaid. The elderly and the disabled account for the majority of the program’s costs. Medicaid is the main coverage option for longterm care services and nursing home stays. Under the guidelines of the new Affordable Care Act, the federal government will provide tax breaks for health insurance for those who make at least 100-400 percent of the federal poverty level. Premiums are decided on a sliding scale, according to one’s income. The federal poverty level for an individual is $11,490. For those who fall below poverty, a state’s Medicaid program is thought to be their safety net. In Kansas, however, Medicaid is available only to the poorest of the poor. A family of four can subsist on no more than $9,000 a year and qualify for Medicaid benefits. It is estimated 85,000 Kansas fall into the Medicaid gap — where they make too much to qualify for Medicaid, but are too poor to qualify for subsidies with the new health care act. Thompson said he would not propose any legislation to expand Medicaid, but could see no reason for it not being approved. “For the life of me, I don’t understand why we don’t go with it,” Thompson said, but thought it ultimately was Gov. Brownback’s decision. The governor last year deferred the decision to the Legislature and has said this year he would not weigh in on the mat-

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about its higher meaning. He compared the struggle of Dr. King to that of Genesis 50 in the Bible, when Joseph’s brothers feared they would be punished for the wrongs they had done him. “This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly. Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept. Dangerfield said the civil rights movement was larger than that of black or white, but has Biblical fundamentals straight from God of higher ideals. “If anybody could sing the blues, Joseph would have had some hits,” Dangerfield said. In fact, Joseph himself was sold into slavery by his brothers. He said Joseph’s behavior was that of forgiveness, which is one of the most important lessons people can learn. Dangerfield said people of his generation do not know what Dr. King had to struggle through and how much

TYSON AND Thompson were to meet with health care professionals today at a luncheon as part of the Kansas Hospital Association’s Advocacy Day. It is expected hospital CEOs will make a final push for the expansion of the state’s Medicaid program. Hospitals rely on the funding to help pay for care to the indigent.

he had to endure — and forgive. “Forgiveness has become a bad word, I don’t hear any leaders saying the word forgive,” he said. “I’m interested in the people who lived through it (the Civil Rights movement) and still have the grace to forgive.” He closed his sermon with a word of encouragement and a challenge. If anyone is looking for a light or a change in the world, he said, look no further than inside yourself — each and every person can be the change they want to see in the world. “Don’t go in the room looking for the light. You are the light,” Dangerfield said. “Lord, I’m thankful for the future Martin Luther Kings that are being raised up.” SPENCER AMBLER

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Jayhawks down Baylor, stay atop Big 12 By RUSTIN DODD The Kansas City Star

LAWRENCE, Kan. (MCT) — The ball was bouncing toward the sideline, a little orange sphere destined for the lap of Kansas fan Mark Brandmeyer. The play was over. Perry Ellis had knocked the ball out of bounds on a fast break. It was Baylor ball. Kansas led by seven points with 11:30 left. And then Wayne Selden started running. One step, then two. Then a kamikaze dive over a row of Kansas boosters sitting the front row. Over a table. Over a bottle of coke and water. Over two young kids in blue T-shirts. In one motion, Selden had

cuffed the ball with one hand and flung it back to Kansas’ Joel Embiid under the basket. Embiid finished near the rim as Selden disappeared into a mob of fans. And Brandmeyer, who had taken a full calf to the face, popped up in his seat, trying to figure out what had just happened. “What an impressive player he is,” Brandmeyer said after No. 8 Kansas beat Baylor 78-68 and moved to 5-0 in the Big 12. It was so impressive, so good to be true, that it was hard to fathom how Selden had made the play. And then they showed the replay, his right foot nearly 6 inches out of bounds. Well, it still counted. Sometimes you go to a bas-

ketball game at Allen Fieldhouse and see the Jayhawks beat another ranked team. That’s what happened on Monday night. That sort of thing has happened before. But sometimes you show up and take a leg to the face. And Selden makes a hustle play that nobody inside Allen Fieldhouse can ever remember seeing. Two weeks ago, who could have envisioned this? Two weeks ago, Kansas was 9-4, sliding down the national rankings after a 4-4 stretch in November and December. Two weeks ago, the Jayhawks weren’t finding ways to win. Two weeks ago, Kansas coach See KANSAS | Page B3

Kansas’ Jamari Traylor, middle, dumps a pass off to teammate Tarik Black (25) as he rolled over Baylor’s Ish Wainright at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence Monday. KU won, 78-68. RICH SUGG/KANSAS


Fillies, Mustangs earn split at tourney

Djokovic ousted at Aussie Open

By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic has been upset in a dramatic fivesetter against Stan Wawrinka in the Australian Open quarterfinals, ending his 25-match winning streak at Melbourne Park. Wawrinka had lost 14 straight head-to-heads to Djokovic before tonight’s 2-6, 6-4, 6-2, 3-6, 9-7 win on Rod Laver Arena. Djokovic held off Wawrinka 12-10 in the fifth set in a 5-hour, 2-minute fourth-rounder here last year — the longest Grand Slam match of the season — and also edged him in five sets in the U.S. Open semifinals in September. This time, it was Wawrinka’s turn. And he’s into the semifinals at a major for just the second time. “Uh, last year I finished it was really tough but this year I came back it was a new year,” he said. “I tried everything. He’s an amazing champion. He never gives up. I’m really, really, really, really, really, really happy.” This one took exactly four hours, and featured some stunning rallies. Both players were amazed at some of the shots coming back from the other side. The match even included a five-minute rain delay with Wawrinka serving at 5-5 in the fifth. Djokovic frequently held up and pinched his thumb and forefinger together to show how close the shots were to either hitting or missing the lines. Following after an early exchange of breaks in the fifth, Djokovic had to constantly serve to stay in the match and the pressure finally told. After all the superb shot making, it was a mis-hit from Wawrinka on a service return that set up match point. Djokovic chased it to the net but skewed his cross court drop shot too wide. He missed a volley on match point, his first defeat since the U.S. Open loss to Rafael Nadal and ending a 28-match winning streak. “He took his opportunities. He deserved his big win today,” Djokovic said. “There’s nothing I can say. I gave it my best, I gave it my all. It wasn’t to be this time.

FORT SCOTT — Iola High School’s boys rode a balanced scoring attack to a 49-36 C team win Monday over Prairie View. The win came in the opening round of the Fort Scott Freshman Tournament. The Mustangs never trailed, and opened an early ninepoint lead. Prairie View crept to within five late in the second quarter before the Mustangs scored the last four points of the half to lead, 29-20. The lead never dipped below five in the second half. Braden Plumlee led the Mustangs with 13 points, followed by Mason Ingle with 10. Ben Cooper and Isaiah Fawson both scored six, Rhett Allen and Chase Regehr had four each, and Joel Zimmerman, Zane Beasley and Garrett Wade all had two apiece. Connor Gentry’s 17 paced the Buffalos. IN THE girls’ contest, the See IOLA | Page B2

By JOHN PYE The Associated Press

Above, Iola High’s Chase Regehr goes up against Prairie View defenders Monday in the Mustangs’ C team win, 49-36, Monday. At bottom right, Della Lohman puts up a shot for the Fillies, while Olivia Bannister, below, drives to the hoop. Iola lost, 37-31. REGISTER/RICHARD


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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cubs down Caney Valley

Manhunt on for terror suspects By NATALIYA VASILYEVA The Associated Press

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month. Police leaflets seen by an Associated Press reporter at a central Sochi hotel on Tuesday contain warnings about three potential suicide bombers. A police letter said that one of them,

Ruzanna Ibragimova, a 22-year-old widow of an Islamic militant, was at large in Sochi. Russian authorities have blamed the socalled “black widows” of slain insurgents for previous suicide attacks in the country. Security officials in Sochi were not available for comment on Tuesday. The Black Sea resort town will host the games in February amid concerns about security and potential terrorist attacks. The southern city of

Sports Calendar Humboldt

Iola High School Basketball Burlington Tournament Today, girls vs. Burlington at BHS, 6:40 p.m. Today, boys vs. Labette Co., 8:15 p.m. Friday, girls semifinal, TBD, 6:40 p.m. Friday, boys semifinal, TBD, 8:15 p.m. Saturday, girls, boys, TBD C Team Tournament at Fort Scott Monday, vs. Fort Scott, girls 3 p.m., boys 4:30 p.m., FSHS Monday, vs. Chanute, girls 6 p.m., boys, 7:30 p.m., BRCC High School Wrestling Today, at Fort Scott, with Columbus, 5:30 p.m. Middle School Basketball Thursday, vs. COFFEYVILLE, 3:30 p.m. Saturday, PONY STAMPEDE, 8:30 a.m.

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High School Basketball Pleasanton Tournament Today, girls vs. AltoonaMidway, 4 p.m., south gym Today, boys vs. Central Heights, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, boys vs. Uniontown, 7 p.m. Friday, girls vs. Marmaton Valley, 4 p.m. Friday, boys vs. JayhawkLinn, 7 p.m.

HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Middle School’s basketball teams are hitting their stride as they reach the heart of their respective seasons. On the boys side, Humboldt’s eighthgraders shined on defense in a 26-22 win over visiting Caney Valley, while the Cub seventhgraders avenged their only loss of the season in a 31-27 win over the Bullpups. The boys C team also got into the act with an 18-11 win. Humboldt spread the wealth in the A team victory on offense. Jacob Barker’s five points marked the team high, while nine players scored. Zach Korte added four points and five rebounds and Evan Gean scored four points. Wyatt Seufert added three points. Scoring two points each were Jackson Wilder, Josh Vanatta, Hesston Murrow, Lance Daniels and Ty Griffiths. Daniels also had five rebounds; Griffiths had two boards. “We played a great

Volgograd was rocked by two suicide bombings in late December, which killed 34 and injured scores more. An Islamic militant group in Dagestan on Monday posted a video claiming responsibility for the bombings and threatened to strike the games in Sochi, about 500 kilometers (300 miles) west of Dagestan. Police material distributed to the hotel staff also included pictures of two other women in veils: 26-year-old Zaira Aliyeva and 34-year-old Dzhannet Tsakhayeva. It said they had been trained “to perpetrate acts of terrorism.” It warned that the two women “are probably among us,” but, unlike Ibragimova’s case, did not say if they are in Sochi. The Olympics are to be held Feb. 7-23. Russia has mounted an intense security operation in the city, but concern persists that “soft targets” outside the Olympic venues, such as buses and tourist facilities, are vulnerable to attack.

game on the defensive side of the court,” Cub head coach Jeremy Weilert said. “We played quick and aggressive. We are becoming a much better basketball team. The seventh-graders’ win was attributed to Humboldt’s improved ability to box out and limit Caney Valley’s second-chance points, Weilert said. Bo Bigelow led the victors with 12 points, followed by Dylan Doolittle with eight points and four rebounds. Logan Gray and Ryan Sellman scored six and five points, respectively. Tucker Hurst had four points and five rebounds. Caleb Coronado added two points. Teryn Johnson had a team-high seven rebounds. Brent Yost’s eight points and five rebounds led the way in the C team win. Seth Hegwald added six points and four rebounds. David Watts and Tim Yokum both scored two. Chase Jaro

had eight boards. HUMBOLDT’S


team girls rolled in the second half to a 38-16 win, while the B team came up short in a 23-10 defeat. Lady Cub head coach Scott Brady noted the A team led only 12-7 at intermission. “The girls came out after halftime and left everything out on the court,” Brady said. “All of our guards did a phenomenal job of getting the ball to our posts, and the posts paid them off by finishing.” Kassie Angleton poured in 13 points, while Rylan Wilhite had 10 points, eight rebounds and eight steals. Sydney Houk had eight points and seven boards. Aricah McCall scored three. Lizzie Myers and Katie Malone scored two each. In the B team loss, Zoey Rinehart had four points, Sydney Barker had three points and seven rebounds, Kaylie Johnson scored two and Hannah Riebel one.

Crest High School Basketball Tony Dubray Classic at Liberal, Mo. Today, girls vs. Galena, 4 p.m., high school gym Today, boys vs. Galena, 5:30 p.m., high school gym Wednesday-Saturday, TBD

Yates Center High School Basketball Friday, vs. WAVERLY

Kansas State Marmaton Valley High School Basketball Pleasanton Tournament Thursday, boys vs. AltoonaMidway, 4 p.m., south gym Thursday, girls vs. AltoonaMidway, 5:30 p.m., south gym Friday, boys vs. Pleasanton, 4 p.m., north gym Friday, girls vs. Humboldt, 4 p.m., north gym


Basketball Today, at Texas, 6 p.m. TV: ESPN2 (Ch. 33) Saturday, at Iowa State, 12:30 p.m. TV: Big 12 Network

Wichita State Basketball Wednesday, at Illinois State, 7 p.m. TV: KS Channel 22 Saturday, at Drake, 7 p.m. TV: KS Channel 22


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Iola High’s Ben Cooper (25) leads a fast break against Prairie View in the Mustangs’ 49-36 win in the opening round of the Fort Scott Freshman Tournament. Trailing on the play are, from left, Iola’s Mason Ingle and Prairie View’s Drew Spears and Trey Clemens. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Iola: Mustangs win, Fillies fall short Continued from B1

Fillies C team held an early lead before Prairie View took the lead for good with eight unanswered points. Iola crept to within three in the second half, but no closer, in a 37-31 defeat. Della Lohman had 10 and Riley Murry scored nine. Olivia Bannister

followed with six. Alexis Heslop, Jadyn Sigg and Taelyn Sutterby had two each. Madison Kemper scored 20 of Prairie View’s 37. The same two teams played three nights earlier, when Prairie View downed Iola, 33-22, in a regular season game. Lohman and Toni Ma-

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cha scored six each to lead the Fillies in Friday’s game. Murry had five, Sydney Wade had three and Heslop and Brooklyn Storrer both had two. THE C TEAMS will return to action next Monday at Fort Scott to play against Chanute and the host Tigers.

The girls and boys will return to Fort Scott on Monday for the second and third rounds. The Fillies play Fort Scott at 3 p.m., followed by the boys at about 4:30, at the high school gymnasium. A doubleheader follows against Chanute at the Buck Run Community Center. The Fillies tip off at 6, the boys at 7:30.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Coach: Sherman sorry for outburst RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll pulled Richard Sherman aside on Monday and made sure his fiery cornerback understood that his rant against San Francisco’s Michael Crabtree was overshadowing the Seattle Seahawks reaching their second Super Bowl in franchise history. Sherman seemed to get Carroll’s message. “He was really clear that the last thing he wanted to do was take something away from our team, what we had accomplished,� Carroll said. Sherman became the focal point of attention — both positive and negative — after Seattle beat San Francisco 23-17 on Sunday to win the NFC cham-

pionship. Sherman was already going to be in the spotlight for what he did on San Francisco’s final offensive play, twisting his body to deflect a pass intended for Crabtree into the air and allowing time for teammate Malcolm Smith to run over and make an interception in the end zone to clinch the Seahawks victory. The athleticism on the play was worthy of praise. But Sherman’s antics from that point drew praise from some for being honest and unfiltered, and criticism from others for being too harsh and combative. “This is a very emotional kid and that’s what drives him,� Carroll said.

Tennis: Upsets Continued from B1

“He showed his mental strength and he deserved to win — the only thing I can say is congratulations.� Wawrinka will next play seventh-seeded Tomas Berdych, who also reached his first Australian Open semifinal when he beat No.

3-seeded David Ferrer 6-1, 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. On the women’s side, 19-year-old Canadian Eugenie Bouchard reached the semifinals in her first trip to the Australian Open, beating Ana Ivanovic 7-5, 5-7, 6-2 to set up a showdown with two-time finalist Li Na.

Kansas Jayhawks’ Wayne Selden, center, loses control of the ball while driving to the basket on Baylor Bears’ Royce O’Neale (00) and Isaiah Austin Monday. KU won, 78-68. RICH SUGG/KANSAS CITY STAR/MCT

Kansas: Jayhawks down Baylor, 78-68 Continued from B1

Bill Self kept imploring his team to play with more passion. Now, this. Here they are, a perfect 5-0 in the Big 12 for the third straight year, driving a freight train through the conference schedule once again. In most respects, this was a Kansas team that didn’t play its best on Monday night. In other words, it’s exactly the type of games that Self loves winning. Freshman Andrew Wiggins, held to a season-low three points on Saturday against Okla-

homa State, responded with 17 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore forward Perry Ellis added 18 points on sixof-eight shooting. And the Jayhawks hit 26 of 29 from the free-throw line. Two weeks ago, Kansas was dogged by questions. Two weeks later, the Jayhawks have become the first team to win four consecutive games against ranked teams since North Carolina in 1997-98. Self always said that the pieces were there. They just didn’t quite fit yet. The talent was there, Self would say;

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they just needed to find better ways to tap into it. But then came Big 12 Conference play, and a road victory at Oklahoma. And of course, you know what happened next. Four games. Four ranked teams. Four victories. Some of the growth, of course, has been easy to see. Embiid has grown into one of the best post players in the country. Entering Monday, he was shooting 76 percent in conference play, averaging 11.5 points and four blocks per game. On Monday, Embiid finished with 12 points.

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Men’s Top 25 The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Arizona (61) 18-0 1,621 1 2. Syracuse (4) 18-0 1,559 2 3. Michigan St. 17-1 1,497 4 4. Villanova 16-1 1,377 6 5. Wichita St. 19-0 1,368 5 6. Florida 15-2 1,303 7 7. San Diego St. 16-1 1,211 10 8. Kansas 13-4 1,117 15 9. Wisconsin 16-2 1,074 3 10. Iowa 15-3 1,041 14 11. Oklahoma St. 15-3 971 9 12. Louisville 16-3 804 18 13. UMass 16-1 781 16 14. Kentucky 13-4 769 13 15. Cincinnati 17-2 736 19 16. Iowa St. 14-3 644 8 17. Ohio St. 15-3 549 11 18. Duke 14-4 447 23 19. Saint Louis 17-2 421 24 20. Pittsburgh 16-2 419 22 21. Michigan 13-4 362 — 22. Kansas St. 14-4 221 — 23. Memphis 13-4 201 17 24. Baylor 13-4 170 12 25. Oklahoma 14-4 111 25 Others receiving votes: Creighton 98, UConn 62, Gonzaga 59, California 44, Colorado 26, UCLA 23, Harvard 12, George Washington 8, Missouri 6, Texas 5, Xavier 4, SMU 2, New Mexico 1, Virginia 1.

Naadir Tharpe has moved on from an earlyseason benching and staked his claim as the team’s rock. When the Jayhawks need a basket, they now can count on Tharpe. Example: In the early moments of the second half, with Kansas clinging to a one-point lead, Tharpe stepped up an hit a three-pointer that pushed the lead back to 46-42. Baylor, of course, has made a habit of making Kansas sweat a little bit in recent years. Last year, it was an 81-58 blitzing of KU in the Big 12 season finale in Waco. On Monday, it was senior guard Brady Heslip drilling four first-half threepointers as the Bears hit seven of their first eight from the outside. But then the shots stopped falling. The Jayhawks made some stops. And Wayne Selden went flying into the stands to save a possession.

Women’s Top 25 The Associated Press The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 19, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and last week’s ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. UConn (36) 19-0 900 1 2. Notre Dame 16-0 847 2 3. Duke 18-1 824 3 4. Stanford 16-1 810 4 5. Louisville 18-1 742 5 6. Maryland 16-1 735 6 7. North Carolina 16-3 642 9 8. Oklahoma St. 16-1 613 11 9. Kentucky 15-3 592 10 10. South Carolina 17-2 567 8 11. Tennessee 14-3 557 12 12. Baylor 14-3 551 7 13. Penn St. 13-4 422 16 14. Arizona St. 15-2 403 19 15. LSU 14-4 341 14 16. Vanderbilt 16-3 340 24 17. Texas A&M 15-4 306 25 18. West Virginia 16-2 255 — 19. California 12-4 244 15 20. Iowa St. 14-3 190 13 21. Nebraska 13-4 170 18 22. Purdue 13-5 166 22 23. NC State 16-3 161 20 24. Florida St. 14-4 84 17 25. Gonzaga 16-3 75 — Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee 41, Michigan St. 36, Colorado 20, Michigan 19, Rutgers 19, St. John’s 7, San Diego 4, Bowling Green 3, Indiana 3, Chattanooga 2, Saint Joseph’s 2, Southern Cal 2, DePaul 1, Georgia Tech 1, Iowa 1, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 1, Wichita St. 1.

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World’s wealthy doing OK By MATT SCHOFIELD McClatchy Foreign Staff

BERLIN — The world’s richest 85 people control the same amount of wealth as half the world’s population, according to a report issued Monday by the British-based anti-poverty charity Oxfam. That means the world’s poorest 3.55 billion people must live on what the richest 85 possess. Another way to look at it: Each of the wealthiest 85 has access to the same resources as do about 42 million of the world’s poor, a number equal to the populations of Canada, Kentucky and Kansas, taken together. The report was issued just before The World Economic Forum opens on Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland. The forum is a gathering spot for world political, academic and business leaders where, the forum’s website says, they “shape global, regional and industry agendas.” In announcing the study, Oxfam’s website said that what it sees as the growing wealth gap undermines democracy. “The past quarter of a century has seen wealth become ever more concentrated in the hands of fewer people,” it said. “The wealth of the 1 percent richest people in the world amounts to $110 trillion. That’s 65 times the total wealth of the bottom half.” The report says 210 people joined the ranks of billionaires last year, bringing to around 1,400 the people who hold that status. The report also said that while the recent financial crisis was an enormous burden on the world’s poor, it ended up being a huge benefit to the rich elite. The very

wealthiest people on Earth collected 95 percent of the post-crisis growth, the report said. The report said that the trend is more pronounced in the United States than in other nations, but hardly limited to the U.S. It said that in only two countries, Colombia and the Netherlands, had the share of income received by the wealthiest 1 percent not increased between 1980 and 2012. In the United States, China and Portugal, the report said, the wealthiest 1 percent had seen its share of income more than double in the same period. “To give an indication of the scale of wealth

concentration, the combined wealth of Europe’s 10 richest people exceeds the total cost of stimulus measures implemented across the European Union between 2008 and 2010,” it said. Oxfam urged countries to take steps to make certain policies didn’t make the situation worse. “When there is growth and diminishing inequality, the rules governing markets are working in favor of the middle classes and the poorest sections of society,” the report said. “However, when only the rich are gaining, the rules start bending towards their interests exclusively.”

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Anemia can cause confusion for patients Dear Dr. Roach: I’m 84 and was diagnosed in late 2012 with anemia (cause undetermined). Fatigue and dizziness are my major symptoms, and my bone marrow biopsy was negative for cancer. In the past four or five months, I have had complete blood tests weekly, and get a Procrit injection if my hemoglobin level is under 11. It has been steady at 8-9 g/ dl. An anniversary martini the night before a blood test dropped my hemoglobin from 9.2 the previous week to 7.9, and slowly it has increased to 8.5, when I abstained from alcohol the past four weeks. I had colon cancer surgery in 2000, with nine months of chemotherapy for optimum recovery. I am healthy, otherwise. Is anemia a common health problem at my age? Can the liver be involved and affected by alcohol? What can I

Dr. Keith Roach To Your Good Health do to increase my red blood levels? How long can I keep taking Procrit? — I.M. Answer: Anemia is a decrease in hemoglobin, the oxygen-carrying protein of the red blood cells. Anemia is caused by a decreased production of red blood cells, bleeding or increased destruction of red cells, often by autoimmune diseases. The main symptoms are fatigue, lightheadedness and shortness of breath. Blood tests usually determine the cause of the anemia. When there remains doubt, the bone marrow biopsy may show the answer. Often, especially in older adults, there may be several factors. In your

case, the chemotherapy you had might have had a long-term effect on the bone marrow. Alcohol can damage the bone marrow. (It’s the bone marrow, not the liver, where blood cells are made.) One drink seems unlikely to have caused such a dramatic drop in your hemoglobin. Erythropoietin (Procrit) is a growth factor for red blood cells. Since it is normally made by the kidneys, it is often given to people whose kidneys are not functioning well, such as those with bone marrow diseases that affect red blood cell production and cause anemia. It is given as long as it is needed. Proper diet is essential for red blood cell production. Iron and folic acid are two essential nutrients. They can be given as supplements, although iron is found in meat but also in


unexpected places like pumpkin seeds, spinach and bran. Vitamin C increases iron absorption in the intestines. Folic acid is found in all fresh vegetables. Dear Dr. Roach: You mentioned lupus in a recent column. Is there a connection between lupus and arthritis? — D.J.T. Answer: Systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE) is a disease that can affect virtually any organ in the body, and usually affects several — often at the same time. The most common symptoms are fatigue, fever and weight loss. Skin signs can be very specific, such as the classic “butterfly rash,” a red, butterfly-shaped rash across the nose and cheeks. Arthritis (joint inflammation) or arthralgia (joint pain) is present in 90 percent of people with lupus at some point in the illness.

Parents should be on the same page Dear Carolyn: Husband and Wife (me) have been married for about a year. Wife is 31 and wants babies before fertility becomes an issue, and independently has begun to crave parenthood primally. Husband wants kids eventually but says he isn’t emotionally ready yet (and doesn’t have an ETA on when he’ll be ready). Husband suddenly wants a dog. He’s just always wanted one, but on another level, he seems to believe a puppy will placate my baby yearning. Ridiculous, of course. I would be okay with adopting a dog AFTER starting a family, but resent the idea of doing it now. It certainly wouldn’t replace a baby, and I also worry the extra responsibility would sour Husband even more toward the baby idea, because the dog would take up more time and money that he already guards preciously. However, I also don’t want it to seem like I’m “punishing” him for not having a baby. Please help! — Maryland There are at least a halfdozen ways you don’t respect or trust each other, and instead are operating as independent agents. That’s no environment for a baby or a dog. Take his “not emotionally ready,” for example. Even though it’s better he admits that, if true, than


Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax pretends or deludes himself otherwise, he’s also

not 17, and he’s married to someone raring to go. He owes you a more thoughtful answer and a better effort. Do I detect an eye-roll in your “doesn’t have an ETA”? The would-be dog, meanwhile, best be sturdy, with all the subplots, suspicions and ulterior mo-


tives he’s carrying. I suggest marriage counseling or a reputable marriage seminar or workshop (even premarital, since they’re more common); if one of you refuses, then put that on the list of ways you’re acting as individuals vs. teammates.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Iola Register


On January 21, 2013 fire destroyed our milk barn. For the first time in nearly 75 years, cows were not milked at the Strickler Holstein Farm. Not being able to milk cows is every dairyman’s worst nightmare! But thanks to the support of a wonderful Iola community, the nightmare is behind us as we look forward to a happier 2014. Milk cows are special livestock. They depend on us for virtually everything, including their food, water, housing and proper handling. Part of their well-being entails harvesting the milk from these lactating creatures twice, sometimes three times daily. Their production of “nature’s most perfect food” is a significant contribution to our human food supply; milk for your cereal, cheese that goes on pizza, ice cream that I personally enjoy every night before bedtime. Keeping us fed well is the reason for their existence and they are the most efficient farm animal known to man. They enjoy what they do, from the oxytocin high of milk letdown to laying in their manicured freestalls chewing their cud. Milking had just started when the fire broke out at around 11 p.m. Even as the fire blazed away, we had to start thinking about moving the cows. With lots of local help and that of several sleepdeprived truckers we were able to get the cows all moved and milked within 15 hours. I still marvel at the choreography and people that made it possible. As tired as we all were, I didn’t sleep well the following night. We had to make that dreaded tough decision; should we rebuild or sell the cows. Upon announcing the next morning at our employee meeting that we were going to rebuild, I knew we had made the right decision when I saw the smiles and the determination on the faces of our employees! Just as important, I knew Dad was smiling too. Quickly, however, reality set in. Dairymen who had been kind enough to take our cows were overwhelmed by the additional work and stress on their facilities. So we had to make plans to move the cows once again, this time 400 miles to the west to larger dairies that could more easily handle them. More stressful hauling, another feed change and having to adapt to another strange milking and housing facility, those poor cows didn’t understand why. The toughest day for me came two days after the fire when I forced myself to walk out to view the destruction. Seeing what was left of the barn brought back memories of building it in 1979. How proud we were — after milking in a stanchion barn since 1949 — to have a modern herringbone parlor with computerized automatic take-offs. This “new” barn had milked over 13 million cows during its 34 years, but it was now reduced to ashes. But the biggest shock was going to the freestall barn…and seeing it completely empty! Where two days earlier I had been greeted by 350 curious mommas, the only thing I heard were those nasty starlings that I hate so much. The sharp contrast shook me emotionally. I missed those girls! Our goal was to rebuild and be milking within four weeks. I think we would have, but we decided to expand the barn slightly. The addition and some bad weather pushed us out to six weeks, which is still pretty amazing. Our sincere thanks to Quality Structures, Inc., from Richmond, KS for recognizing the urgency of our situation and making our building priority one. Upon completion of the barn the cows returned home. Some say cows aren’t very smart, but when those girls came off the trucks their ears perked up and they ran toward their freestall barn, kicking and jumping for joy. I wish I could’ve caught it on video. After being gone for six weeks, they knew exactly where they were and they were happy to be home! Let the record reflect that cows were once again milked in the new barn at 10:42 p.m. on March 8. I admit I shed a tear thinking about what we all had been through since January 21. It was great to finally have some semblance of normalcy. To many we owe thanks, but if I start naming names I will surely forget lots of important people that helped in immeasurable ways. I have to single out a few key people to which we owe much. First and foremost is my brother, Doug, and his crew, which included my sons Jason and Cody. I always knew that wrecking things would come in handy, and they were pros at tearing down the old barn and saving what was salvageable. Doug was an expert operating the trackhoe kindly loaned to us by Nelson Excavating. Of course, there might not have been anything to salvage if it hadn’t been for the Iola and Rural Fire Departments. We were happy they responded to the call and did a great job. And due to the quick thinking of our employees no cows or people were injured. Bottom line: Even though the fire was devastating and it tested our resolve, our faith and our family, thanks to the support of our community and our wonderful neighbors and friends it didn’t knock us out. With your help we will continue to be an active partner in the growth of a quality Iola and Allen County environment for our children and grandchildren. Now, if we could just get rid of those darned starlings!