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JANUARY 29, 2012
Three in family die in wreck
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Victims from Salina; mom a former Topeka teacher By Corey Jones
A woman from Salina and two of her young children were killed Saturday afternoon in a head-on crash on Interstate 70 just west of Topeka. The woman was a former teacher at Topeka Lutheran School. Emergency responders from multiple jurisdictions were summoned shortly after 3:15 p.m. to the
scene, which was in the westbound lanes of I-70, about two miles west of S.W. Auburn Road. On Saturday night, the Kansas Highway Patrol identified the fatality victims as Laura R. Geske, 37, Joshua Geske, 8, and Joy Geske, 3. Geske’s husband and another son — Jeffrey D. Geske, 41, and Jacob Geske, 3 — were taken by American Medical Response am-
bulance to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center. They suffered minor injuries, the patrol said. Jeffrey Geske is pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Salina, KSAL radio reported. The driver of the other vehicle was identified as Steven C. Moore, 62, of Topeka. Trooper Stephen LaRow late Saturday said Moore was in stable con-
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Work without a visa Inside today Education
By Andy Marso
U.S. Department of Homeland Security about launching a pilot program in Kansas. The idea is to place employers and undocumented immigrants in a special network organized by the state. It would give rise to a legal, straightforward manner of organizing existing immigrant labor. It won't happen, of course, without a nod from the federal government.
A fight over the future of Rep. Annie Tietze's Topeka district is looming with the House Redistricting Committee set to convene Monday. Rep. Annie Kuether, D-Topeka, says that fellow redistricting committee member Joe Patton, R-Topeka, sprang a surprise map last week that would shift Tietze, a Democrat, northwest to a more right-leaning area. "Everybody expects to move some," Kuether said. "But this is clearly shifting one representative's base because Joe Patton wants that district to be Republican." Patton said that isn’t the case, that he tried to compromise with Democrats in his redistricting work group, but demographics limited what could be done in bringing Tietze's district in line with 2010 census data. "The 56th District needed another 2,500 (people)," Patton said. "Regardless of how you draw it, it's going to get more Republican. I don’t think anyone’s aiming at Tietze." But Kuether said Patton's map goes too far. According to numbers provided by her office, Tietze's 56th District is currently about 35 percent Democratic, 36 percent Republican and 28 percent unaffiliated. She estimates Patton's map would put Tietze in a district that is 33 percent Democratic, 41 percent Republican and 25 percent unaffiliated.
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The Wamego Dutch Mill women’s chorus sings a sweet tune with members from as far away as Clay Center, Waterville and Blue Springs, Mo. Page 4B
4,135 acres Go Topeka will hold the first of three open houses concerning “one of the biggest rezoning cases in Shawnee County.” Today, Page 2A
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Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman is trying to obtain a waiver from the federal government that would allow illegal immigrants to work in the state’s agricultural industry, where there is a glut of unfilled jobs.
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District remap battle nears Rep. Tietze leads to consternation
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The Jackson Heights video-production class starts online broadcasts of school events.
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dition at Stormont-Vail with serious injuries. “Laura extolled the Gospel message in all aspects of her classroom teaching,” said Jennifer Turner, principal at Topeka Lutheran. “It is that hope that gives comfort to her former students and colleagues here at TLS. Her fine service and
The Capital-Journal launches a database with all Topeka restaurant inspections from 2011.
Ag chief has plan to help fill farm, ranch jobs By Tim Carpenter
Kansas Agriculture Secretary Dale Rodman gets an earful from farmers and ranchers struggling to fill job vacancies. It is an economic calling, he said, worthy of thinking outside of the box. The cry of desperation from large dairies and feedlots is that loud. "You've got to listen to your customers," said Rodman, a veteran corporate agriculture ex-
ecutive comfortable wearing a cowboy hat in the Statehouse. He has traveled as secretary to the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in an attempt to recruit people interested in agriculture careers in Kansas. That shows promise, but the payoff would be slow. He also has looked to Washington, D.C. There is little optimism Congress will sort out the politics of immigration anytime soon, but Rodman met several times with officials at the
Change in lifestyle helps depression By Jan Biles
LAWRENCE — Five years ago, Ivan Pancic couldn't sleep for more than an hour at a time. The smallest problem would overwhelm him. It was a struggle to get out of bed and navigate through the day. His back muscles were so tight he saw a chiropractor every week. Pancic, a triathlon athlete and longdistance runner, had been diagnosed with clinical depression. Various anti-
depressant medications and counseling, however, didn't seem to have any long-lasting effect. "I had been trying to deal with depression for years," he said. "I'd have brief periods of improvement." Pancic, 38, who works in the information technology field, said he began to research depression on the Internet and discovered a book, "The Depression Cure," that said making changes to Please see DEPRESSION, Page 9A
Through The University of Kansas, triathlon athlete Ivan Pancic participated in a 14-week Therapeutic Lifestyle Change treatment program for his clinical depression. He is pictured with Chrissie Wellington, an Ironman distance champion.
The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change treatment program at The University of Kansas is recruiting individuals with depression through Feb. 15. The program is part of a research study being done at the university. Participants who are accepted receive treatment, the services of an exercise consultant, a light box and Omega-3 supplements free of charge. Those interested in participating in the 14-week treatment program or wanting more information can contact the TLC lab at KU at (785) 864-4274 or email email@example.com. More information also can be found online at www.psych.ku. edu/tlc/.
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Mail theft reported The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office says an increasing amount of mail theft has been reported throughout the county. Lt. Jay Simecka said Friday that people are removing incoming and outgoing mail from mailboxes looking for checks, credit cards, bank statements, Social Security numbers and other types of information to steal your identity or money. These individuals are forging and manufacturing checks using the victims’ identities, Simecka said. Credit cards have been stolen and are being used shortly afterward to make large purchases. The sheriff’s office is asking residents to be aware of the increasing number of mail thefts and to take precautions to prevent from becoming victims. Prevention tips provided by the sheriff’s office include: n When mailing anything containing account numbers, personal information or checks, take them to your local post office or hand deliver them to your letter carrier. n Have any items containing account numbers, personal information, credit cards or checks sent to a post office box at your local post office. n Inform your UPS, DHL or Fed Ex driver not to leave packages at the residence when you aren’t home. This is an open invitation to burglars. n If you go on vacation, have your neighbors collect your mail daily or ask the post office to hold your mail until you return home. n Don’t place any mail in your mailbox overnight. n Report mail thefts to your local law enforcement agency. n Be cautious of suspicious vehicles and report anything suspicious to your local law enforcement agency. The Capital-Journal
Medal sought for late priest
Rezoning proposal on agenda Massive change
would affect south part of county By Tim Hrenchir
Go Topeka is going to the people with its proposal to make major zoning changes in southern Shawnee County. The economic development arm of the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce, Go Topeka on Monday will hold the first of three open houses designed to educate the public about what county planning director Barry
Beagle calls “one of the biggest rezoning cases in Shawnee County.” Monday’s open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. in the library at Washburn Rural High School, 5900 S.W. 61st, where a second open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The final open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6 at Pauline South Elementary School, 7035 S.W. Morrill Road. Beagle and Go Topeka officials plan to appear at each event to answer questions about Go Topeka’s proposal to rezone 4,135 acres containing 113 parcels of land and 38 dwellings. The land would be reclassified mostly from residential to light industrial.
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The proposed rezoning area has been designated as the South Topeka Economic Growth Corridor in Shawnee County near Forbes Field.
Siblings create line of swimwear for kids
Council eyes search firm County commission to look at proposal regarding voter ID By Tim Hrenchir
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Betsy Johnson, a Topeka native and co-founder of SwimZip, a UV-protective children’s swimwear company, holds the outfits being sold under the label. The company recently earned the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval.
Product promoted by Parent Tested Parent Approval SWIMZIP
Topeka native Betsy Johnson was sitting on a Mexican beach in December 2009 when her older brother, Berry Wanless, began complaining about how difficult it was to protect his young daughter from harmful sun damage because she hated putting on her swim shirt. That conversation was the spark that led the siblings to found SwimZip, a UV-protective children’s swimwear company that recently earned the Parent Tested Parent Approval Seal of Approval. The mission of PTPA Media, which has 40,000 parent testing volunteers in North America, is to improve consumer access to quality products and services. “They don’t pick at lot (of products), so this is a big deal,” said Johnson, 27, who now lives in Seattle and is in Topeka this week to visit her parents, Kirk and Marydorsey Wanless. “This assures me SwimZip is a good product, and we’re making an impact in the parenting world.” Johnson, who graduated from Topeka High School in 2003 and earned a business and economics degree in 2007 at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash., said she left her job at the Boeing Business Career Foundation Program to start the company with her brother.
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Wanless, 35, a Topeka High graduate who earned a history degree from Denison University in Granville, Ohio, lives in Pittsburgh. The first step was creating the design for their SwimZip children’s swimwear line. “I had never done a pattern before,” said Johnson, who was a member of the Wood Valley Swim Team. She began by cutting up old swim shirts, sketching and using Photoshop to tweak her ideas. The result was a full-length zipper rash guard made of a chlorine-resistant, UV-50 protective lycra-nylon fabric. The swim shirts have flat-seam stitching, loose collars, no tags and a protective zipper flap. After the design was done, Johnson said she and her brother — whose main focus is sales, marketing and shipping — started searching for suppliers in the United States and China and chose three to create prototypes. After choosing a supplier, they began selling the swimwear — Caribbean Dolphins for girls
and South Seas Turtle for boys — in 2009-10 from their website, www.swimzip.com. In addition to selling clothing, Johnson said she and her brother wanted to educate parents about the dangers of sunburns and long-term sun damage to children. That goal was strengthened when she was diagnosed with skin cancer this past July. “It’s a product to help parents,” she said. “It’s not just a cute product.” Johnson said the SwimZip line is beginning to be stocked by stores and online boutiques and has been featured by mom-bloggers and magazines, including Holiday with Kids in Australia. “We are looking to expand into new markets,” she said, adding the company is targeting Canada and South America. SwimZip also has created two more designs — Beat the Heat, a red-and-white top and trunks with a baseball theme for boys, and Ruffle Me Pretty, a ruffly cranberry-and-purple two-piece set for girls. Johnson said the company also would like to expand into the adult swimwear market. Jan Biles can be reached at (785) 295-1292 or email@example.com. Check out her northeast Kansas blog at www.cjonline.com and Facebook.
The choice of a search firm to help find a long-term city manager and the photocopying of voter identification documents are among topics local governing bodies plan to take up this coming week. The Shawnee County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in its chambers in Room B-11 of the county courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th. The Topeka City Council’s policy and finance committee will meet at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in the council chambers at 214 S.E. 8th, where the full council will then meet as its budget committee of the whole at 6 p.m. Monday’s commission agenda includes a proposed resolution sponsored by Commission Chairman Ted Ensley that would require the county to allow any person seeking to vote by advance ballot to use a county-owned photocopying device to make one copy of an identification document at no cost. The resolution says the Secure and Fair Elections Act passed by the 2011 Legislature requires voters to provide photo identification each time they vote. It says state law calls for officers of any subdivision of the state to allow any person seeking to vote by advance ballot to copy an identification document at no cost. Commissioners also plan to consider: n Authorizing the county parks and recreation department to negotiate a contract with Sherpa Sports LLC to manage and operate the 32nd annual Topeka Tinman Triathlon. Sherpa Sports, which ran the triathlon in 2010 and 2011, was the only company that submitted a letter of interest for providing the service in 2012. n Purchasing UpToDate, a Webbased clinical support system for Shawnee County Health AgencyCommunity Health Center providers. The move is expected to save clinician time, improve outcomes and lower health care costs. The county would pay $395 per provider, totaling $2,765 annually, for the service. n Approving capital expenditures for equipment repairs and replacePlease see COUNCIL, Page 6A
Shots at house wound man
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The move would seek to encourage economic development and limit “large-scale, small-lot residential developments that don’t really fit in this area to begin with,” county planning commissioners heard Dec. 12 from Angela Sharp, senior project engineer for Bartlett & West, which is working with Go Topeka. The planning commission voted 7-0 that day to initiate the rezoning proposal. Go Topeka also made a presentation regarding the proposed rezoning at the Dec. 12 meeting of the Shawnee County Commission, where two
By Jan Biles
WICHITA — The Kansas congressional delegation is making its case to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta that a late Roman Catholic priest deserves a Medal of Honor for his heroism during the Korean War. The Rev. Emil Kapaun was serving as an Army Chaplain when died in a prison camp in May 1951. His sister-in-law, Helen Kapaun, said she was encouraged by Friday’s letter from the congressional delegation and hoped the honor would be forthcoming. The Wichita Eagle reported that Panetta’s recommendation to President Barrack Obama would be one of the last steps in the process. Kapaun already has the backing of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Kapaun was from the Kansas town of Pilsen. He has been classified a Servant of God by the Vatican, the first step in the process to sainthood.
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Cones mark locations of spent shell casings after a shooting Saturday outside of a residence at 1301 S.W. Lincoln.
A man suffered wounds that weren’t considered life-threatening after he was shot Saturday morning outside a central Topeka residence, authorities said. Police were called at 9:16 a.m. to a residence at 1301 S.W. Lincoln on a report of a shooting. Officers who responded to the scene were unable to locate a victim. Police later learned a person who was injured in the incident drove himself to Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in a
private vehicle. Police said the incident occurred when a man driving an unknown make white car pulled up in front of the house and started firing shots. At least four shots hit the onestory home — two struck the front door and two others hit to the left of the front door. After he fired shots from what was described as a long-barreled handgun, the man left the scene in the white car. Police had seven orange cones placed on the brick street in front of the home marking where spent shell casings had
been found. At least four people were inside the home at the time of the shooting, including two adults and two children, authorities said. The shooter was described as a black man standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing a white hoodie, a blue do-rag and blue baseball hat on top of the do-rag. Anyone with information on the shooting may call detectives at (785) 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at (785) 234-0007.
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Addicts lose Kansas has a responsibility to help players who can’t pull themselves away from casinos Gambling in Kansas is becoming much more convenient, which means becoming addicted to the action offered by casinos also is becoming more convenient. That makes the state’s use of money that was to be dedicated to treating problem gamblers troubling, to say the least. State law stipulates that 2 percent of the state’s revenue from gambling is to go into a fund for treatment of problem gamblers and people with equally debilitating addictions. But of $3 million expected to be generated for the Problem Gambling and Addictions Grant Fund during the current fiscal year from casinos and the lottery gambling, only $717,000 has been earmarked for that cause. The state has diverted to Medicaid $1.3 million of the revenue that is supposed to go to the grant fund, and $900,000 is being used to fill a hole elsewhere in the state budget. Clearly, the money isn’t being used for its intended purpose. That must change. Kansas officials decided the state should get into the gambling business and take a share of the profits. Now the state must fulfill its promise to help those who become incapable of pulling themselves away from the slot machines and gaming tables. Granted, the state has financial needs and Medicaid is one of the state’s most expensive programs. But problem gamblers are a growing population and the money allocated to help them shouldn’t be so readily diverted. The Problem Gambling Coalition reports that since the state casino in Sumner County’s recent opening, calls to the statewide problem gambling hotline have doubled. The hotline received 526 calls in November and 993 in December.
A new casino in Wyandotte County will open soon, and the coalition expects a further spike in gambling addiction. That spike will only increase the existing need for more treatment of problem gamblers. News reports show that in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2011, the state spent only about $8,000 on one-on-one gambling treatment. That isn’t going to cut it. The state made its first foray into gambling in the 1980s when Kansans approved, all in the same year, open saloons, pari-mutuel wagering at horse and greyhound race tracks, and the lottery. Consequently, casino gambling appeared in Missouri and Kansas was required to negotiate with its American Indian tribes to allow reservation casinos. Tribal casinos also opened in Oklahoma. The horse and dog racing tracks couldn’t compete with the casinos and all are closed now. But Kansas, during former Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ administration, decided to get into the casino game by allowing four destination casinos in different areas of the state. Two of those casinos are open, one in Dodge City and one in Sumner County, and one in Wyandotte County is close to opening. The law allows a fourth casino in southeast Kansas, but it doesn’t appear one will be built there anytime soon. Some Kansans view the casinos as entertainment and risk only a predetermined amount. Wealthy gamblers may risk more, but most also have an established threshold for losses. Many people, however, can’t step away from the action. They are the gambling addicts that often risk everything they have. Now that Kansas has made casino gambling convenient, it must make treatment much more convenient.
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LETTERS United Way changes United Way of Greater Topeka has been refining its focus for nearly 30 years. We moved from funding agencies, to funding programs, to funding outcomes-based programs. Volunteers and donors were looking for ways to overcome the ever-increasing number of people relying on social services. Just raising money wasn’t enough. The current process is another step in refining our focus. United Way will measure its success by the change created, not just by the amount of money raised. Volunteers from across our community developed a road map to create sustainable change in education, income and health, while still addressing basic needs — food, shelter, safety from domestic violence, rent/utility assistance and access to health care. United Way is uniquely positioned to help the community address basic needs and closely examine how to lead measurable changes in community conditions, which ultimately reduce reliance on social services. This change came after years of deliberation and careful consideration. United Way leadership, both volunteer and staff, were in regular communication with organizations and individuals about what the future could look like. In 2009, we eliminated fundraising restrictions and made funding commitments for 2010 and 2011, allowing organizations to plan for their future. Impact Councils, made up of volunteers, businesses and nonprofit organizations, spent thousands of hours developing 10-year goals and strategies. With the approval of the board, United Way is positioned to help ensure children start school ready to learn and stay on grade level; more families have the opportunity to be financially stable; and our community will be healthier. Nonprofit organizations from across the community determined how their work aligned with our 10-year goals and strategies, and also whether they would apply for funding. Some chose not to apply and others, new to the United Way process, joined in our efforts. There are partners, like the schools, that are not receiving funding, but are definitely
critical to our collaborative work. This is an exciting beginning in the next phase of United Way and our ability to make a difference. Our roadmap has many opportunities to join in the work of community change, whether as a funded partner, a volunteer, a voice for change or a financial supporter. We are thankful for the past community support and encourage you to join us in creating positive sustainable change in our community. For more information, visit our website, www.unitedwaytopeka. org. SCOTT GRIFFITH, Chairman, board of directors, MIRIAM KREHBIEL, President, CEO, United Way, Topeka
Tweet alternative A high school girl recently made a derogatory tweet about our governor. Many people were shocked by the lack of respect and decorum. I might think our entire state government is peopled by a bunch of reactionary, ultra-conservative, self-righteous, hypocritical nincompoops, but I would hesitate to say that in public. My advice to that girl would be that if you don’t have anything nice to tweet, send it to the newspaper. ARMAND WAY, Topeka
Education funding The current proposal from the governor’s office to change education funding is misguided. It was also as predictable as the efforts by past governors and inept legislators to throw money at a problem they can’t even describe. The situation is a continuation of the political games that have gripped Kansas and the nation for a very long time. Those games will continue because the average citizen will not demand answers and actions from an increasingly incompetent state government. If that seems a bit strident, it’s because the proposal to change education funding exposes a level of incompetence equal to that of the past administrations in their
efforts to increase funding. They didn’t know how much was needed or why and this administration doesn’t seem to either. Before any changes in funding for public education in Kansas are implemented, this administration needs to initiate an audit of the state department of education. Review that department from top to bottom and find out what money is being spent on, how much money is being spent, who is spending it and why those people are even employed there. It appears that a very substantial percentage of the money provided for public education is going somewhere other than into classrooms. Why is that? Who’s spending it and on what? Do we really need an education department that is as big as this one and why? Before the governor and Legislature cut spending or increase it, they should find out where the money is going. It’s ours and, even though they’re supposed to be able to, they can’t tell us where they’re spending it or why. JOE BULLARD, Mayetta
Managed care case I disagree with the Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to include the care of the developmentally disabled in Medicaid managed care. I will disclose that I have a very personal interest. My brother is a multiply disabled adult who has been in Kansas institutions and community care since he was 9. He is now receiving the best care he has ever had. He is in a community-based home administered by DSNWK in Russell. He is clean, safe, nutritiously fed, engaged in crafts and even employed for a few hours a week as a janitor’s assistant. These may seem like insignificant achievements. They are not. He has been in situations where some or all of those conditions were missing. For good reasons, other states have exempted the developmentally disabled from this major change. I am asking, please Kansas, safeguard the future of my brother and others like him. DEEANNA CAVINEE, Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Gingrich doesn’t have nomination just yet An Illinois lawyer who had a way with running next autumn with Gingrich — words once characterized a particular whose current approval rating nationally in argument as weaker than soup made from a Jan. 12-14 Fox News and Opinion the shadow of a pigeon that Dynamics poll was 27 percent died of starvation. The favorable, 56 percent unfavorargument for Mitt Romney able — atop the ticket. They benefiting from South have nothing to fear so much Carolina’s voting is almost as as an absence of fear about weak as Lincoln’s soup, but this. With Gingrich defining the here it is: GOP brand, the Republicans’ In the physics of politics, dream — unified government: actions generate reactions. a trifecta of holding the House, GEORGE Granted, Newt Gingrich carried winning the Senate and the WILL 43 of the state’s 46 counties, and White House — might become at least six of the seven congressional three strikes and they are out. districts, now leads in delegates, and his Just 11 days after finishing fourth in New colorful personal life did not prevent him Hampshire, Gingrich’s pugnacity in two from decisively beating Romney among the debates enraptured South Carolinians, women of a culturally conservative state. especially when he waxed indignant about But Sunday morning, from coast to the supposition that the risk-taking in his coast, Republican candidates for Congress, personal life — e.g., having an affair during governorships and other offices awakened an indignation festival against Bill Clinton to a sobering thought: They could be — is pertinent to his fitness for the
presidency. Gingrich encourages Republican voters to believe he should be nominated because he would do best in the (at most) three debates with Barack Obama. So, because Gingrich might sparkle during 4 1/2 hours of debates, he should be given four years of control of nuclear weapons? Odd. When the Republican nomination contest commenced, two assumptions were that Romney’s strength would be his private-sector resume, and that his principal problems would be his religion and his authorship of Massachusetts’ health care mandate. The mandate, however, has receded as an issue since Romney noted that Gingrich was for a mandate before he was against it. And many “values voters” who consider Mormonism somehow suspect seem to regard it as not very important, no more important than Gingrich’s serial monogamy, and less important than Romney’s
largest problem, which is, remarkably, his resume. The first presidential candidate from the economy’s now deeply unpopular financial sector, Romney is suffering because this sector’s arcane practices and instruments seem to many people, as indecipherable things often do, sinister. Life has been good to Romney, who now must quickly demonstrate authenticity, even if he needs to synthesize it. Actually, he does not need to. He speaks well, which is to say with infectious passion, about the dangers of the other party’s dependency agenda and the entitlement mentality it cultivates. Some Romney aides have complacently expected enthusiasm for him to be a consequence rather than a cause of his victories. But there is too much space between his victories: The last ones before New Hampshire this month were 47 months ago.
Actually, losing in South Carolina could be a partial blessing if it banishes from his campaign and from Republican voters’ minds the dispiriting, eat-your-spinach idea that electability is the best reason for nominating him. Gingrich thinks South Carolina has catapulted him toward irresistible victory. There remain, however, 53 more delegateselection processes. Busy as an intellectual beaver having big ideas by the bushel, Gingrich has neglected some mundane matters, such as getting on the Virginia and Missouri ballots. Should Prometheus have to sweat such tiresome details? Yes, because the nominating process in this complex continental nation usefully foreshadows the challenges of governing such a nation. George Will’s email address is email@example.com. Washington Post Writers Group
FACES Frantic 911 call for Demi Moore LOS ANGELES — A 911 recording revealed frantic efforts by friends of Demi Moore to get help for the actress who was convulsing as they gathered around her and tried to comfort her. Moore was “semi-conscious, Demi Moore barely,” according to a female caller on the recording released Friday by Los Angeles fire officials. The woman tells emergency operators that Moore, 49, had smoked something before she was rushed to the hospital on Monday night and that she had been “having issues lately.” “Is she breathing normal?” the operator asked. “No, not so normal. More kind of shaking, convulsing, burning up,” the friend said. Another woman was next to Moore as the dispatcher asked if she was responsive. “Demi, can you hear me?” she asked. “Yes, she’s squeezing hands. She can’t speak.” When the operator asked what Moore ingested or smoked, the friend replied, but the answer was redacted. Asked if Moore took the substance intentionally or not, the woman said Moore ingested it on purpose but the reaction was accidental. The operator asked the friend if this has happened before. “I don’t know,” she said. “There’s been some stuff recently that we’re all just finding out.”
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St. Louis hosts veterans event ST. LOUIS — Looking around at the tens of thousands of people waving American flags and cheering, Army Maj. Rich Radford was moved that so many braved a cold January wind Saturday in St. Louis to honor people like him: Iraq War veterans. The parade, borne out of a simple conversation between two St. Louis friends a month ago, was the nation’s first big welcome-home for veterans of the war since the last troops were withdrawn from Iraq in December. “It’s not necessarily overdue, it’s just the right thing,” said Radford, a 23-year Army veteran who walked in the parade. Radford was among about 600 veterans who walked along downtown streets lined with rows of people clapping and holding signs with messages that included “Welcome Home” and “Thanks to our Service Men and Women.”
ETTA JAMES REMEMBERED AS TRIUMPHANT TRAILBLAZER: Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday in Gardena, Calif. attended by friends, family members and fans as a woman who triumphed against all odds to break down cultural and musical barriers in a style that was unfailingly honest. The Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized James in a rousing speech, describing her remarkable rise from poverty and pain to become a woman whose music became an enduring anthem for weddings and commercials. Perhaps most famously, President Barack Obama and the first lady shared their first inaugural ball dance to a version of a James song sung by Beyonce. Sharpton on Saturday opened his remarks by reading a statement from the president. BLOOD FOUND AT HOME WHERE TODDLER WAS LAST SEEN: Investigators have been analyzing blood found in the basement of a Maine home where a missing toddler was last seen six weeks ago, an official said Saturday. The blood was found early in the investigation into Ayla Reynolds’ disappearance from her father’s home in Waterville, state police spokesman Steve McCausland said. The state crime laboratory has been running tests on it since then, but it was unclear when results would be available. Ayla’s father, Justin DiPietro, reported her missing Dec. 17. He had put her to bed the night before in the home he shares with his mother and said she wasn’t there the next morning. OBAMA WANTS SENATORS TO CHANGE WAY THEY DO BUSINESS: President Barack Obama is pressing his case for changes in how the Senate does business, hoping to ease the partisan gridlock, and he wants
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About 600 veterans make their way along a downtown street in St. Louis. The parade was to welcome home Iraq War veterans. to bar lawmakers from profiting from their service. In his radio and Internet address Saturday, Obama said many people he met during his five-state tour after his State of the Union address were optimistic but remained unsure “that the right thing will get done in Washington this year, or next year, or the year after that.” The president reiterated his calls for government reform made in Tuesday’s address, saying he wants the Senate to pass a rule that requires a yes-or-no vote for judicial and public service nominations after 90 days. Many of the nominees, he said, carry bipartisan support but get held up in Congress for political reasons.
PRIVATE INVESTORS NEAR DEAL ON GREEK DEBT: Greece and investors who have bought its bonds have reached a tentative deal to significantly reduce the country’s debt and pave the way for it to receive a much-needed $172 billion bailout. Negotiators for the investors announced the tentative agreement Saturday and said it could become final this coming week. Under the agreement, the $272 billion worth of Greek bonds that investors own would be exchanged for new bonds worth 60 percent less. That will help Greece remain solvent and avoid a potentially devastating blow to Europe’s already-weakened financial system. Private investors would receive new bonds whose face value is half of the existing bonds. ARAB LEAGUE HALTS OBSERVER MISSION IN SYRIA: The Arab League halted its observer mission Saturday in Syria because of escalating violence that killed nearly 100 people the past three days as pro-Assad forces battled dissident soldiers in a belt of suburbs on the eastern edge of Damascus in the most intense fighting yet so close to the capital. The rising bloodshed has added urgency to new attempts by Arab and Western countries to find a resolution to the 10 months of violence
that according to the United Nations has killed at least 5,400 people as Bashar al-Assad seeks to crush persistent protests demanding an end to his rule. The United Nations is holding talks on a new resolution on Syria and next week will discuss an Arab peace plan aimed at ending the crisis. CUBA COMMUNIST PARTY EYES TERM LIMITS AT GATHERING: Cuba’s Communist Party opened a two-day conference Saturday in Havana to hold an internal debate on the future of the party, the possibility of political term limits and perhaps even a change at the top. The closed-door gathering is a follow-up to last April’s historic party summit where delegates green-lighted fledgling reforms, opening up long-shut doors of economic opportunity. But while the government has essentially followed through on its economic promises — things like liberalizing home and car sales, expanding private-sector activity, and offering loans to support farmers, entrepreneurs and homeowners — expectations were low that this weekend would yield any blockbuster announcements beyond what officials have already hinted at. 26 KILLED IN FIRE AT LIMA REHABILITATION CENTER: A fire swept through a twostory private rehabilitation center for addicts in a poor part of Peru’s capital Saturday, killing 26 people and critically injuring six as firefighters punched holes through walls to rescue residents locked inside. The “Christ is Love” center for drug and alcohol addicts in Lima was unlicensed and overcrowded and its residents were apparently kept inside “like prisoners,” Health Minister Alberto Tejada told The Associated Press. Six men rescued from the building were hospitalized in critical condition, said Peru’s fire chief, Antonio Zavala, adding that most of the victims died of asphyxiation. All of the victims appeared to be male. Compiled by Craig White from wire reports
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TODAY Today in history 1170 — Thomas Becket, the archbishop of Canterbury, was slain in Canterbury Cathedral by knights loyal to King Henry II. 1845 — Texas was admitted as the 28th state. 1851 — The first Young Men’s Christian Association in the United States was founded in Boston. 1890 — The Wounded Knee massacre took place in South Dakota as an estimated 300 Sioux Indians were killed by U.S. troops sent to disarm them. 1916 — Grigory Rasputin, the so-called “Mad Monk” who had wielded great influence with Czar Nicholas II, was killed by a group of Russian noblemen in St. Petersburg. 1940 — During World War II, Germany dropped incendiary bombs on London, setting off what came to be known as “The Second Great Fire of London.”
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Legislative action on KBA audit unclear Agency’s problems
seemed to be with ‘the head guy,’ O’Neal says By John Milburn
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Legislative leaders say the findings of a forensic audit suggest little need for significant changes in the laws governing the Kansas Bioscience Authority, if any. The review by BKD Forensic and Valuation Services found instances of destruction of documents, misuse of funds and questioned the man-
agement style of former president and CEO Tom Thornton. The audit also highlighted how the agency, created in 2004 to invest state funds in emerging bioscience companies, spent its money on an $18 million office building, consultants and related expenses. House Speaker Mike O’Neal said that he didn’t see where the audit found “systemic or structural” problems with the KBA that would merit scrapping the authority and starting over. “The problems seem to be with the head guy, who’s now gone. It didn’t really identify, in my view, a lot of structural or systemic problems that would affect the board,”
O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, said Friday. Thornton resigned April 13, 2011, two days after the audit began. He now works for the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio and has repaid the KBA some $4,600 for an airline ticket, an oil painting and overpayment for a car allowance. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has called the audit’s findings “troubling” but hasn’t suggested what changes should be made, leaving that to legislators. He has said the KBA should refrain from making additional expenditures and investments in companies until legislators make a final decision. The administration is withhold-
ing some $22 million in approved state funds owed to the KBA for operations in the current fiscal year. Democratic leaders agreed with O’Neal that the problems seemed to stem from Thornton’s activities during his tenure as chairman. “We found some things that are disturbing. We found some good guidance for the organization going forward, but I think what this comes back to and what I think this has been all along is the governor’s desire to have full control over the Kansas Bioscience Authority,” said House Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat. Brownback will have two appointments to make to the 11-mem-
Curtis House a Topeka gem By Corey Jones
When Don and Nova Cottrell purchased the old Curtis House at S.W. 11th and Topeka Boulevard about 18 years ONLINE ago they had no View video from idea what they the Charles were getting. Curtis House. The two CJOnline.com learned of Charles Curtis’ captivating history after their buy and realized they would be renovating the structure, which had been slated for demolition, not just for themselves but the for community and future generations, as well. “I don’t think you could build anything like this today,” Nova Cottrell said Saturday afternoon. She was helping lead a tour inside the nearly 135-year-old house in celebration of the former U.S. vice president’s birthday. The Charles Curtis House Museum, 1101 S.W. Topeka Blvd., is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays to tour at no cost. The open house showing Satur-
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Dorothy Priddy, left, shows Patricia Bonine and Sheldon Weaton a quilt that Priddy pieced together from fabric that had been made by Charles Curtis’ wife, Annie. day commemorated Curtis’ 152nd birthday. Nova Cottrell drew attention to the house’s windows and woodwork as she spoke with visitors. Sheldon Weaton, of Olathe, said he found out about the Curtis
House on the Internet and came to see it. “It’s fabulous,” he said. Patricia Bonine, who was with Weaton, lives in Topeka but also was a first-time visitor. “It’s just amazing to me that I’ve
Appeals court upholds sentence in resale store case By Robert Boczkiewicz
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DENVER — An appeals court has upheld an eight-year prison sentence for a woman who, with her husband, operated resale stores in Topeka and Lawrence. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals concluded Carrie Marie Neighbors was properly convicted and sentenced for knowingly buying stolen property and reselling it on the Internet for a profit.
Her husband, Guy Neighbors, is scheduled to go on trial later this year in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. They operated Yellow House stores at 1835 N.W. Topeka Blvd. and in Lawrence. They were indicted in 2007 by a federal grand jury after an undercover investigation by Lawrence police. Searches in 2005 and 2006 of the Lawrence store and the Neighbors’ home turned up large quantities of stolen bicycles, jeans, camer-
as and other goods. Several people testified they stole the merchandise, sometimes at the suggestion of Carrie Neighbors, and told her it was stolen when they sold it to her. The scheme started in the late 1990s. Guy Neighbors’ trial was delayed due to an issue of whether he was mentally competent to stand trial. The Denver-based appeals court issued it 21-page decision Thursday.
never been through it before,” she said. Curtis, among many things, was the first and only Native American elected to the vice presidency. Nova Cottrell said Curtis owned the house for about 30 years. Curtis was born Jan. 25, 1860, and died Feb. 8, 1936, at age 76. Curtis also was a U.S. senator from Kansas. Nova Cottrell said she enjoys telling the history of the man as much as showing off his old house. Particularly, she likes telling how Curtis was self educated with only one year of high school. Without formal education, she said, Curtis was able to attain his law degree by age 21. Nova Cottrell said she and her husband are on the final lap of the 18 years of renovations made to the property. She hopes the last stages will be concluded in November. “This house had to be saved for future generations,” she said. Corey Jones can be reached at (785) 295-5612 or corey.jones@ cjonline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonesingToWrite.
ment totaling $1,751.38 at the Kansas Expocentre. The money would pay to make repairs to a walk-in beer cooler and domestic hot water line and replace a failed hockey net winch/motor combination. The city council’s policy and finance committee Tuesday will discuss and potentially make a recommendation on a proposal sponsored by Councilwoman Denise Everhart targeted at enabling the city to better monitor the solvency of its health insurance plan and make city employ-
ees a part of the process. The proposal would institute an employee group health insurance plan and employee group health insurance fund and create a health care advisory committee. Council members discussed what they considered to be flaws with the proposal before they voted 8-1 last week, with Everhart dissenting, to send it to the policy and finance committee. The committee consists of Councilmen Bob Archer, John Alcala and Chad Manspeaker. The council isn’t required to hold a regular meeting Tuesday because
it will be the fifth Tuesday of the month. City ordinance calls for the council to meet only on the first four Tuesdays of each month. However, the council plans to hold a meeting Tuesday of its budget committee of the whole, which intends to discuss the council’s goals and priorities as it crafts a 2013 city budget using the “balanced scorecard” process being put in place by interim city manager Dan Stanley. The council then plans to hold a committee of the whole meeting following the budget committee meeting to discuss the choice of an execu-
members of the public spoke. Montara resident Mike Bradley questioned the need for the rezoning. Dale Carls, who owns about 550 acres used for agricultural purposes in the far southern part of the area involved, spoke against the rezoning of his property. Beagle responded that changes to the current plan, including revisions to the boundaries of the area to be rezoned, could be made during the rezoning process. The area being considered for rezoning has been designated as the South Topeka Economic Growth Corridor. It is bounded roughly by Interstate 470 on the north, S.W. 93rd Street on the south, S.W. Burlingame Road on the west and Forbes Field on the east. Beagle said 97.5 percent of the area has a “residential reserve district” zoning designation. About
one-half of 1 percent is zoned heavy industrial and nearly 2 percent has planned unit development zoning. Go Topeka’s proposal calls for most of the area to be rezoned as light industrial, though 232 acres would be zoned for office and industrial use and 325 for commercial use. The planning commission plans to hold three public hearings on the proposed rezoning at 6 p.m. Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 22 in the cafeteria at Washburn Rural Middle School, 5620 S.W. 61st. “Although anyone can offer testimony at any of the three hearings, each hearing will be dedicated to a different group of properties,” Beagle said. Planning commissioners are expected to then make a recommendation regarding whether the county commission, which is expected to consider the proposed rezoning in late March, should approve it. “The planning commission will
not be offering a recommendation until they are satisfied that everyone has had the opportunity to offer public comment and they have adequate opportunity to sift through all the information to offer a recommendation to the county commission,” Beagle said. “Even though the planning commission initiated the zoning process, they are free to make any concluding recommendation they deem appropriate, including a recommendation of disapproval.” Marsha Sheahan, vice president of public relations for the chamber, said the upcoming open houses will enable the public to visit separate “stations,” which will each focus on a specific geographic location within the area being proposed for rezoning. “They can visit just ‘their’ area, or all the areas,” Sheahan said. Doug Kinsinger, president and CEO of Go Topeka and the chamber, noted that Mars Chocolate North
Domino’s robbed By Corey Jones
Police were looking Saturday night for a man who held up a central Topeka pizza business at knifepoint. Topeka police Lt. Steve Purney said officers responded at 2:11 p.m. to Domino’s Pizza, S.W. 8th and Topeka Boulevard, on a report of an armed robbery. Purney said a black man about 5-feet, 8-inches tall wearing a blue zip-up hoodie walked into the business and “displayed a knife.” The cashier gave the man an undisclosed
amount of cash. No injuries were reported. The man then fled southbound on foot in alley behind Domino’s, Purney said. The man was described as weighing about 180 pounds and had a cursive writing tattoo on the right side of his neck. He also had on red, white and gray Nike shoes. Anyone with information can contact detectives at 368-9400 or Crime Stoppers at 234-0007. Corey Jones can be reached at (785) 295-5612 or corey.jones@ cjonline.com. Follow him on Twitter @JonesingToWrite.
Huguenots class slated The Capital-Journal Debra Stufflebean, executive director of the Shepherd’s Center of Topeka, will teach a class on the Huguenots from 10:40 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24 as part of the center's Adventures in Learning! program, according to a news release. Stufflebean's most recent novel, "A French Huguenot Legacy," is based on her heritage as a descen-
Births St. Francis Christopher Gunn and Anne Vetter, Topeka, boy, Jan. 27. Stormont-Vail Ronald and Deborah Robinson, Topeka, boy, Jan. 19. Ryan Salts and Katie Raab, Topeka, boy, Jan. 25. Joe and Jessica Anderson, Oskaloosa, boy, Jan. 28. Jeffrey and Jenna Ellis, Carbondale, girl, Jan. 28.
Pets The following animals have been brought to the Helping Hands Humane Society, 2625 N.W. Rochester Road. The telephone number is 233-7325. Cats Female, tortoiseshell, age unknown, found in the 3600 block of S.E. 6th. Male, chocolate, 1 year old, found in the 1600 block of S.W. Central Park Avenue.
tive search firm to help the council with the hiring process for a longterm city manager. The council might make a recommendation Tuesday on what firm to hire, Stanley indicated Friday in his weekly report to the council. A copy of the Feb. 7 city council meeting agenda that accompanied Stanley’s report indicated the city governing body at that meeting is to hear the first reading of a proposal to raise city water, wastewater and stormwater utility rates. Details about the proposed rate hikes weren’t provided.
Rezoning: Open houses slated to inform public Continued from Page 2A
O’Neal said the board of directors was responsible for approving expenses and providing oversight of Thornton and other top officials. “The fact of the matter is that board essentially is no longer there,” O’Neal said. “The process that’s in place statutorily now for appointments to the board would seem to me to argue that any of those problems will be corrected through the normal process, rather than wholesale changes.” The Johnson County District Attorney’s office is also investigating the KBA, including a review of its documents. No charges have been filed against Thornton as a result of the audit’s findings.
dant of Protestants who fled from France in the 17th century in the hope of finding religious freedom in America. The cost is $25, which pays for class choices for all four Fridays and four brunches. First-time guests can attend one Friday for free. Registrations can be made by calling the office at (785) 267-0248 or visiting the center’s website at www.shepherdscentertopeka.org.
Council: Health insurance focus of proposal Continued from Page 2A
ber board this spring as two members end their terms. He already has his secretary of commerce on the board, a voting member, and a member of the Kansas Board of Regents who served on his transition team, who is a nonvoting member. Legislators held three days of hearings on the audit, and the chairmen of the House and Senate commerce committees have promised additional discussions in the coming weeks. “Tom Thornton is no longer here,” said Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Democrat from Topeka. “If there have to be criminal prosecutions that have to take place, so be it. Let’s move on.”
America, Home Depot Rapid Deployment Center, Target, Bimbo Bakeries/Allen Foods, Frito-Lay and Coca-Cola all made capital investments and have brought, or are bringing, job growth to the area involved. Those businesses are located on properties that are already zoned appropriately and aren’t part of the land being considered for rezoning. “The intent in identifying the South Topeka Economic Growth Corridor and establishing appropriate zoning classifications within the area is to proactively plan for the future with sites that are attractive to companies within the global business market that may be interested in investing their capital dollars by locating or expanding in Shawnee County,” Kinsinger said. Zoning wouldn’t change for some of the area involved, including Montara. Tim Hrenchir can be reached at (785) 295-1184 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Black, sex and age unknown, found in the 1100 block of N.E. Arter. Five, various colors and ages, found in the 4300 block of N.E. Seward. Orange tabby, sex and age unknown, found in the 3600 block of S.E. 6th. Dogs Female Labrador retriever, chocolate, 1 year old, found at US-75 highway and 65th Street. Male Labrador retriever mix, tan with white, 6 years old, found at US-75 highway and 65th Street. Male Labrador retriever, chocolate, 5 months old, found in the 7300 block of S.W. 23rd. One male, one female, Labrador retreivers, black with white, 6 months old, found in the 5300 block of S.E. Adams.
Kansas River stage The Kansas River stage in Topeka was 4.78 feet at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.
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Brazil expands bikinis for plus-sized women By Jenny Barchfield
the Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO — Tall and tan and young and chunky? The Girl From Ipanema has put on a few pounds, and for many sunbathers on Brazil’s beaches the country’s iconic itsy-bitsy, teenyweeny bikini just doesn’t suffice anymore. A growing number of bikini manufacturers have woken up to Brazil’s thickening waistline and are reaching out to the ever-expanding ranks of heavy women with new plussized lines. That is nothing short of a revolution in this most body-conscious of nations, where overweight ladies long had little choice but to hit the beach in comely ensembles of oversized T-shirts and biker shorts. “It used to be bikinis were only in tiny sizes that only skinny girls
could fit into. But not everyone is built like a model,” said Elisangela Inez Soares as she sunbathed on Copacabana beach, her oiled-up curves packed into a black size 12 bikini. “Finally, it seems like people are beginning to realize that we’re not all Gisele,” said the 38-year-old mother of four, referring to willowy Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen. Clothing designer Clarice Rebelatto said her own swimwear-hunting travails prompted her to found Lehona, an exclusively plus-sized beachwear line. “Honestly, the problem went way beyond just bikinis. In Brazil, it used to be that if you were even a little chunky, finding any kind of clothes in the right size was a real problem,” said Rebelatto, herself a size 10. “And I thought, ‘I’m actu-
How much is Romney worth? Candidate would rank among richest presidents By Connie Cass
THE Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Just how rich is Mitt Romney? Add up the wealth of the last eight presidents, from Richard Nixon to Barack Obama. Then double that number. Now you are in Romney territory. He would be among the richest presidents in American history if elected — probably in the top four. He couldn’t top George Washington who, with nearly 60,000 acres and more than 300 slaves, is considered the big daddy of presidential wealth. After that, it gets complicated, depending how you rate Thomas Jefferson’s plantation, Herbert Hoover’s millions from mining or John F. Kennedy’s share of the vast family fortune, as well as the finer points of factors like inflation adjustment. But it is safe to say the Roosevelts had nothing on Romney, and the Bushes are nowhere close. The former Massachusetts governor has disclosed only the broad outlines of his wealth, putting it somewhere from $190 million to $250 million. That easily could make him 50 times richer than Obama, who falls in the still-impressive-tomost-of-us range of $2.2 million to $7.5 million. “I think it’s almost hard to conceptualize what $250 million means,” said Shamus Khan, a Columbia University sociologist who studies the wealthy. “People say Romney made $50,000 a day while not working last year. What do you do with all that money? I can’t even imagine spending it. Well, maybe ... ” Of course, an unbelievable boatload of bucks is just one way to think of Romney’s net worth, and the 44 U.S. presidents make up a pretty small pond for him to swim in. Put alongside America’s 400 or so billionaires, Romney wouldn’t make a ripple. So here is a look where Romney’s riches rank — among the most flush Americans, the White House contenders and the rest of us: n Within the 1 percent: “Romney is small potatoes compared with the ultrawealthy,” said Jeffrey Winters, a political scientist at Northwestern University who studies the nation’s elites. After all, even in the rarefied world of the top 1 percent, there is a big difference between life at the top and at the bottom. A household needs to bring in roughly $400,000 per year to make the cut. Romney and his wife, Ann, have been making 50 times that — more than $20 million a year. In 2009, only 8,274 federal tax filers had income above $10 million. Romney is solidly within that elite 0.006 of a percent of all U.S. taxpayers. Congress is flush with millionaires. Only a few are in the Romney realm, including Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, who was the Democratic presidential nominee in 2004. Kerry’s ranking would climb much higher if the fortune of his wife, Te-
resa Heinz, were counted. She is the widow of Sen. John Heinz, heir to the Heinz ketchup fortune. Further up the ladder, top hedge fund managers can pocket $1 billion or more in a single year. At the top of the wealth pile sits Bill Gates, worth $59 billion, according to Forbes magazine’s estimates. n As a potential president: Romney clearly stands out here. America’s super rich generally don’t jockey to live in the White House. A few have toyed with the idea, most notably New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom Forbes ranks as the 12th-richest American, worth $19.5 billion. A lesser billionaire, Ross Perot, bankrolled his own third-party campaigns in 1992 and 1996. Many presidents weren’t particularly well-off, especially 19th century leaders, such as Abraham Lincoln, James Buchanan and Ulysses S. Grant. Nor was the 33rd president, Harry Truman. “These things ebb and flow,” said sociologist Khan. “It’s not the case that all presidents were always rich.” A few former chief executives died in debt, including Thomas Jefferson, ranked in a Forbes study as the third-wealthiest president. Comparing the landlocked wealth of early Americans, such as Washington, Jefferson and James Madison, with today’s millionaires is tricky, even setting aside the lack of documentation and economic changes over two centuries. Research by 24/7 Wall St., a news and analysis website, estimated Washington’s wealth at the equivalent of $525 million in 2010 dollars. Yet Washington had to borrow money to pay for his trip to New York for his inauguration in 1789, according to Dennis Pogue, vice president for preservation at Mount Vernon, Washington’s Virginia estate. His money was tied up in land, reaping only a modest cash income after farm expenses. “He was a wealthy guy, there’s no doubt about it,” Pogue said, and probably among the dozen richest Virginians of his time. But, “the wealthiest person in America then was nothing in comparison to what these folks are today.” n How does Romney stand next to a regular Joe? He is roughly 1,800 times richer. The typical U.S. household was worth $120,300 in 2007, according to the Census Bureau’s most recent data, although that number is sure to have dropped since the recession. A typical family’s income is $50,000. Calculations from 24/7 Wall St. of the peak lifetime wealth (or peak so far) of Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Obama add up to a total $128 million — while Romney reports assets of up to $250 million. If you consider only those presidents’ assets while in office, without millions earned later from speeches and books, their combined total would be substantially lower, and Romney’s riches would leave the pack even further behind.
ally not even that big compared to a lot of women out there, so if I have problems, what are they doing?’ ” Since its launch in 2010, the line has become a hit. In brash leopard spots and flower prints not meant for wallflowers, the label’s 14 bikini styles aren’t what you would normally associate with plus-sized swimsuits. The necklines plunge dramatically. Straps are mere strings. And while the bottoms provide too much coverage to qualify for the famed “fio dental” or “dental floss” category of Brazilian string bikinis, they are significantly more audacious than the standard U.S. cut. “We’re working from the principle that bigger women are just like
everyone else: They don’t want to look like old ladies, wearing these very modest, very covering swimsuits in just black,” said Luiz Rebelatto, Clarice’s son and director of Lehona. He said that recent publicity of the brand and several other new swimwear lines catering to plus sizes has triggered an overwhelming number of calls and emails from would-be customers. “They’re all excited and they say, ‘I’ve been looking everywhere for a bikini like that. Where can I get one?’” said Rebelatto. Lehona is currently sold exclusively at big and tall specialty stores throughout Brazil. Its bikinis retail for about $75 — a relatively high
price-point here, but Rebelatto said sales have grown at a galloping pace, though he didn’t provide any figures. It is the same story at Acqua Rosa, a conventional swimwear label that added a plus-sized line in 2008. Now, plus-sized purchases account for more than 70 percent of the brand’s total sales, said director Joao Macedo. It makes sense. For centuries, large swaths of Brazil were beset by malnutrition, and in 1970, nearly 10 percent of the population in the country’s poor, rural northeast region was considered underweight, according to Brazil’s national statistics institute. But the phenomenal economic
boom that has lifted tens of millions out of poverty and into the burgeoning middle class over the past decade has also changed the nation’s once-svelte physique: A 2010 study by the statistics institute showed that 48 percent of adult women and 50 percent of men are now overweight. In 1985 those figures were 29 percent for women and 18 percent for men. (Still there is been no rash of plus-size male swimwear lines, as men here wear Speedo-style suits that don’t impinge on big guts.) Analysts attribute Brazil’s rapidly widening girth to changes in nutrition, with chips, processed meats and sugary soft drinks replacing staples like rice, beans and vegetables.
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ministry to her students and their families will always be remembered. The TLS community asks that her family and all those who mourn her loss be remembered in prayer.” A red 2010 Dodge Challenger driven by Moore was eastbound on I-70 when it veered through the grassy median dividing the four-lane interstate and into the westbound lanes. The Salina family was in a blue 2003 Ford Windstar driven by Laura Geske in the right-hand lane of westbound I-70. The two vehicles collided headon. LaRow said the cause is being investigated, and it is “a possibility” that Moore had a medical issue that caused him to swerve into oncoming traffic. The vehicles came to rest on the north-side guardrail of the overpass above S.W. Patton Road, which is a frontage road at that point. The minivan faced west, and the car was oriented north. Authorities extricated occupants from both vehicles.
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Emergency responders work on a multiple-fatality accident Saturday in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70. A LifeStar helicopter initially was called to the scene but later was canceled. Highway patrol records indicate the family members all were restrained in the Windstar, including the three children who were in child booster seats. The Challenger’s driver also was wearing a seat belt. Highway patrol dispatch con-
firmed the five people in the Windstar were a family from Salina. Traffic on westbound I-70 was diverted at S.W. Auburn Road. Eastbound traffic moved slowly past the scene. The overpass is between S.W. Auburn and S.W. Valencia roads. Kimberly Qualls, spokeswoman for the Kansas Department of Transportation, said the accident scene
was cleared at 7:48 p.m., which allowed motorists to resume using that section of interstate. Qualls said westbound I-70 traffic was detoured via northbound US-75 highway. Motorists were told to head to westbound US-24 highway. They then would be able to hop on K-99 highway once they reached Wamego to go south back to westbound I-70. The situation on I-70 was later complicated by another multivehicle accident about an hour after the initial crash. That crash was reported shortly after 4:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-70 between S.W. Eagle Ridge Lane and S.W. Urish roads, which is a few miles east of the fatality scene. Authorities shut down I-70 at S.W. Wanamaker Road in west Topeka and from I-470 to westbound I-70 around 4:45 p.m. for that incident. Wanamaker and the I-470 to I-70 interchange were reopened about 5:20 p.m. Other agencies responding to the fatal wreck, in addition to the highway patrol and AMR, were the Dover Fire Department, Mission Township Fire Department and Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.
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Tietze currently represents about 21,000 people from S.W. Wanamaker Road in the west to S.W. Topeka Boulevard in the east and from about S.W. 18st Street in the south to the Kansas River in the north. At issue is the Potwin neighborhood, which Kuether said she would take from Tietze under Patton’s plan. “The heart of the 56th District has always been Potwin,” she said. “They’ve given Potwin to me.” Tietze already has a 2012 Republican challenger in teacher and Washburn University graduate Becky Nioce, who made an unsuccessful bid for the seat in 2010. During her four years in the Legislature, Tietze has organized a series of town hall meetings, the last of which drew about 100 people to the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. She said that would continue regardless of how the redistricting process shakes out. “The heart of a district is the people in it,” Tietze said when asked
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Above, Rep. Annie Kuether, D-Topeka, says a map being floated by Rep. Joe Patton, R-Topeka, is an attempt to push Rep. Annie Tietze, D-Topeka, into a more Republican House district. specifically about Potwin's relationship to the 56th. Kuether said she would have no problem representing Potwin. Her beef with Patton’s map is that she loses the Westboro neighborhood, which she has represented for 16
years. Kuether has since offered up an alternative that she said would keep the districts more in line with their current form. “I expect things to happen in this process, but this is very extreme,
and it doesn't have to happen," Kuether said. But Patton said the Democrats were the ones who were too late. He said their early requests to add to Tietze’s district from the south didn’t provide sufficient numbers. Attempts to move east or north wreaked too much havoc on other districts, he said. "They later delivered a copy of what they wanted, which would basically make all the Democratic districts bulletproof," Patton said. Patton said he developed his map in conjunction with others but couldn’t remember specifically who. He also noted that ultimately the decision wouldn’t lie with him, but with a House leadership dominated by Republicans. "I'm one person on a very large committee," Patton said. "We turn it into the leadership, and they decide what to do with it." Andy Marso can be reached at (785) 233-7470 or email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @andymarso.
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"I need a waiver," Rodman said. "It would be good for Kansas agriculture." So far, Homeland Security hasn't signaled approval. Those officials haven't closed the door either.
Form of reform As it turns out, Rodman isn't working solo on this front. A powerful coalition of business interests is preparing to tackle the issue in Topeka. Details are expected to emerge this week about a bill establishing the outline of a state-managed worker program, in cooperation with the federal government, linking sponsor companies with illegal immigrants who have been in Kansas a minimum of five years. Fees would be paid by these employees, as well as the employers, to make certain the state incurred no oversight cost. The plan is to reach out to experienced, committed workers with no criminal background. A likely candidate would be a person who entered Kansas on a visa that expired years ago. Mike Beam, senior vice president of the Kansas Livestock Association, said the objective was to secure a reli-
laws targeting undocumented workers. Both states' laws invited litigation challenging the statutes. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach helped craft the immigration laws in both states. He has vowed to work in the 2012 session to obtain passage of a Kansas law requiring employers to deploy the federal EVerify system to establish the credentials of new hires. "If there were fewer jobs illegal aliens could obtain unlawfully and get away with it, fewer illegal aliens would come to Kansas," he said. The outcome of the coalition's bill formalizing business relationships with illegal immigrants in Kansas is Working to sell lawmakers on re- difficult to predict in an election year. form bills in the House and Senate will be the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and local chamber affiliates, Chairmen of the House and Senthe Kansas Farm Bureau, building industry organizations, KLA and oth- ate agriculture committees say they understand the economics of immiers. This is the same coalition that con- grant labor in rural Kansas. Mud-covered boots of many tributed in the 2011 session to blocking a version of the controversial Ari- workers in agriculture are worn by zona immigration measure undocumented workers, said Rep. compelling police officers to detain Larry Powell, a Garden City Republiindividuals they think might be un- can and chairman of the House Agdocumented. The coalition hopes to riculture Committee. He said blanket removal of illegal avoid the experience of Arizona and Alabama — states that suffered eco- immigrants from Kansas would unnomically following passage of tough dercut the state. That isn’t a secret to
able, regulated labor pool to the state's businesses. Despite the recession, there are counties in rural Kansas with unemployment rates half the state average. "This will be very limited," Beam said. "It would be an agreement between the state of Kansas and Homeland Security." Without a doubt, raising a certification program will trigger a boisterous debate on immigration policy. This topic is frequently driven by lawmakers intent on running illegal immigrants out of Kansas.
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Cain backs Gingrich campaign The Associated Press WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain threw his support behind Newt Gingrich on Saturday night, providing the former House speaker with a late boost just days before Florida’s primary. Cain, a tea party favorite, endorsed his fellow Georgian at a GOP fundraiser Saturday calling him “a patriot.” “Speaker Gingrich is not afraid of bold ideas,” Cain said. The former pizza executive, who left the race before the first
nominating contests after facing accusations of unwanted sexual advances, suggested the two have both undergone intense scrutiny. “I know that Speaker Gingrich is running for president and going through this sausage grinder,” Cain said. “I know what this sausage grinder is all about.” Cain is set to campaign with Gingrich on Monday in an 11th hour push for support. Gingrich is in a fierce fight for Tuesday’s Florida’s GOP primary with Mitt Romney. Gingrich on Saturday night said that, like Cain, he is running a
campaign based on big ideas and bold solutions. The decision wasn’t unexpected but the announcement comes at a make or break moment. “I had it in my heart and mind a long time ago,” Cain said. The timing is similar to a Saturday night surprise four years ago, when then-Florida Gov. Charlie Crist endorsed John McCain’s presidential bid. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry also endorsed Gingrich when he bowed out of the race in South Carolina.
anyone keeping a finger on the state's economic pulse, he said. The cadre of workers is mostly Hispanic, but it includes a surprising number of German heritage. "Most have been there more than 10 years,” Powell said. “It would be devastating to the Kansas economy to send them all home." Sen. Mark Taddiken, a Clifton Republican and chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said the state's labor force needed to be solid to allow agriculture production to expand. "They're having trouble finding people," Taddiken said. "The agricultural sector is looking for reliability." Rodman, the state's agriculture secretary, said he would leave promotion of state legislation to others. He will keep pushing buttons at Homeland Security. "I told them to let me do something out in western Kansas," he said. "Let me fix the system a little bit." Tim Carpenter can be reached at (785) 296-3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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one's lifestyle could successfully treat depression. He contacted the book's author, University of Kansas associate professor of psychology Steve Ilardi, to see if he qualified for the 14-week Therapeutic Lifestyle Change treatment program, which focuses on a balanced diet, exercise, sunlight, sleep and social support. The treatment program is part of a research study being conducted by Ilardi and others at the university. "It was the most freeing experience I've had," Pancic said. "I have been depression free for 21/2 years. It's very hard to describe, but it's a completely different life." Ilardi said the research study has been ongoing for about five years. "The most recent preliminary data analysis shows more than 70 percent of the people who completed the TLC program experienced a favorable response, which is defined as a 50 percent or greater reduction in their depressive symptoms," he said. The idea for the TLC program came to Ilardi about seven years ago while he was teaching a graduate seminar in psychopathology at KU and realized the treatment of depression was unsatisfactory. "We have an epidemic of depressive illness despite the increase in anti-depressant medications and other forms of treatment, and it's only getting worse," he said. "This is baffling." Over the past 20 years, he said, there has been a 300 percent increase in the use of anti-depressant medications in the United States, he said. One in every nine adults currently take such medications, and about 23 percent of Americans will battle an episode of depressive illness by age 75. To better understand why depressive illnesses are so prevalent in modern industrialized nations, Ilardi studied evolutionary medicine and examined research on an aboriginal group in Papua, New Guinea, where depression is rare despite high infant mortality rates and often violent deaths. "In the two centuries since the Industrial Revolution, our world and our way of life have been radically changed, and yet we're still walking around with exactly the same genes," he said. "When our predominantly Stone Age genes collide
with the modern post-industrial way of life, the consequences for our physical and mental health are often disastrous." Ilardi said this mismatch can result in depression, diabetes, allergies, obesity, asthma, common cancers and heart disease — ailments rare in aboriginal groups. "What we're coming to realize about heart disease, the most serious epidemic of lifestyle, is that medications have a place,” he said. “They can be helpful in slowing the progression of the disease, but the sad reality is a large percentage of patients who simply take their medications and make no change to lifestyle will still eventually die of heart disease." "It's analogous with depression, where the clear majority of patients who faithfully take their medications but make no changes in how they live will not experience a longterm cure of their depression,” Ilardi said. “It's not a problem we can simply throw medications at." The Therapeutic Lifestyle Change treatment program includes: n Thirty minutes of brisk walking three times a week, with the support of an exercise consultant. n Daily fish oil supplements to provide essential Omega-3 fatty acids that have disappeared from the typical U.S. diet. n The use of a light box to simulate the intensity of sunlight, which is critical in setting the body's clock and synthesis of vitamin D. n Insuring healthy sleep. n Maintaining social connections. "Having just one emotionally supportive contact cuts the risk of depression by more than one-half when stressful events crop up," he said. Participants in the TLC program meet with six to eight other people for 1 1/2 hours a week for shared activity. n Avoiding rumination, or dwelling on negative thoughts. "Rumination is psychologically toxic, and it has the tendency to pull other people into that world," he said. "It doesn't help anyone." Still, Ilardi said, the TLC treatment program isn't a cure for everyone's depression. "But we've had very good success with those who didn't respond to traditional therapies," he said. Jan Biles can be reached at (785) 295-1292 or email@example.com. Check out her northeast Kansas blog at www.cjonline.com and Facebook.
Cloverleaf destruction opposed The Capital-Journal The North Topeka Historical Society “supports the modification, not destruction” of the cloverleaf at the intersection of N.W. US-24 highway and Topeka Boulevard, a spokesman for the organization said Friday. The cloverleaf was described as “the Grand Old Lady of Topeka’s Highway System” in a statement provided to The Topeka CapitalJournal. The group has about 20 members. The statement gave various reasons why the cloverleaf should be kept. The arguments in the statement include: 1. Money — Zero Topeka tax dollars vs. $1.5 million. 2. Inconvenience — No logical detours available. 3. Trucking issues — How do trucks get from Kansas Avenue to past Rochester Road with semis? 4. Fuel savings — Traffic isn’t stopped; therefore, there are fewer accidents with the Cloverleaf.
5. Vote — An actual vote of the population north of Lyman Road needs to be taken. 6. Wanton destruction of landmark — Why would you tear down something that works and has had a long and strong identity in the area? 7. Stopping — A controlled stop means just that, cars backed up, using fuel and frustrated motorists. 8. Roundabout —Bad, but not good other than no signals to maintain. 9. Foot traffic — Because of probably six lanes, walking would be hazardous. 10. Business — The business owners both on North Topeka Avenue and Highway 24 will suffer for a long period of time due to access and detour problems. Why would any business owner want the project? They can only lose business and goodwill. 11. Modifications — The existing bridge can be modified, strengthened, widened and beautified.
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Jackson Heights senior Tyler Ahlgren makes the call for the Jackson Heights Middle School boys basketball game during a live broadcast for Cobra TV.
Taelor Delany, left, watches as video-production teacher Vern Andrews shows her how to run a program during the basketball game.
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The Cobra TV production team, from right, Tyler Ahlgren, Justin Smith, Taelor Delany and teacher Lyle Alley, get all of the equipment ready before a live broadcast.
Jackson Heights students produce and broadcast school events online By Ann Williamson
HOLTON — The producer types in the opposing team. The announcer checks the pronunciation of the opposing players. The cameraman checks the focus of the video camera. As the ball is tipped, the live broadcast starts. Just another day of work for the Cobra TV team at Jackson Heights High School, two miles north of Holton. The first year Internet-based production that shows most every school event from middle school basketball games to band concerts can be seen at www.ihigh.com/jhcobras. The broadcasts are part of the school’s video-production class, a class that didn’t exist a year ago, until
student Tyler Ahlgren asked for it. Ahlgren then had to recruit fellow students to take the class so that the school district would offer it. Now there are seven students in the class, but they encourage volunteers from the high school and middle school to help with their broadcasts. The teachers, Vern Andrews, the district technology director, and Lyle Alley, a social studies teacher, admit that they are learning right along with the students. “To be honest, when we started, we had seven kids in the class and only one of them knew anything about sports,” Alley said. “When Tyler first started announcing, he didn’t know what to do and now his confidence has grown by leaps and bounds.”
Ahlgren agreed with Alley’s assessment. “The first couple games, I hardly said anything. I really had no clue,” Ahlgren said. “I’d never done it before, I had no clue about what the basketball rules really were. Trying not say something dumb while we are live was a goal of mine.” Fellow announcer Justin Smith watches what he says also. “You really have to watch it, anything you say goes out live,” Smith said. Smith was volunteered to do voiceovers for class projects after he was told he had an announcing voice by Alley. Smith now pays attention to fellow announcers as he watches college basketball broadcasts. Please see COBRAS, Page 7B
Jackson Heights video-production teacher Lyle Alley, bottom, shows Austin Skillet how to run the floor camera.
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“OH, YOU!” By JOHN LAMPKIN ACROSS 1 One may be shot on location 6 High seas cries 11 Its debut airing was “Gone With the Wind” 14 Runs in place 19 Ready followers? 20 Disney duck 21 “I get it now!” 22 Quaffed 23 Parasite extermination overkill? 25 Web 26 Half an ice cream flavor 27 Front 28 Plus and minus: Abbr. 29 Striped cat 31 “__ trifle!” 32 Speaker’s opening, often 34 Lead actor in a war movie, at times? 36 Mouse catcher 37 Cavs, on scoreboards 39 Patriot Silas 40 Word after a trip 41 Togo neighbor 44 Easily startled 46 Mart opening 48 Not exaggerated 50 ’30s Army bomber 51 Shapes again 55 Insurance fig. 56 Bit of culinary class practice? 60 Games org. 61 Kids often groan about them 63 Borscht base 64 Boot from office 65 Blue shade 66 How Santa dresses, for the most part 67 Building sites 68 Say “yea,” say 69 Rashly reveal, with “out” 70 Ages and ages 71 Shed 72 Slapstick actor Jacques 73 Not apt to crow 74 Bemoan 75 Do-gooder’s long-term goal? 78 4 x 4, for short 79 __ of Hanover: pretzel brand
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TOPnetwork, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Perkins Family Restaurant, 1720 S.W. Wanamaker. Information: 274-4520 or top. email@example.com. North Topeka Kiwanis Club, noon Tuesday, Jan. 31, Community Bank, N.W. 24th and Rochester Road. Speaker: Mo Cunningham, on bridging the generational gaps. US Acts! Institute Debate Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, 1127 S.W. Horne. Open to ages 14 and older. CLUBS, MEETINGS Information: www.usacts.org. Kiwanis Club of Topeka, Capital City Barbershop noon Monday, Jan. 30, Jayhawk Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, West Tower (Florentine Room), 700 S.W. Side Baptist Church, S.W. 4th and Jackson. Program: Steve and Fillmore. New members and Suzanne Germes will portray the guests welcome. Information: first governor of Kansas, Charles 271-6208 or capitalcitychorus@ Robinson, and his wife with a cox.net. Kansas Day historical reenactTopeka West Rotary, 7 a.m. ment. Wednesday, Hy-Vee (second-floor Topeka PC Users Club, conference room), S.W. 29th and After Lunch Bunch, 1 p.m. Wanamaker. Information: Leif Monday, Jan. 30, Barnes & Noble, Holliday, 640-3175, president@ 6130 S.W. 17th. topekawestrotary.com. Acappella Unlimited, 7 p.m. Innovative Networking Monday, Jan. 30, Seaman Group of Topeka, 11:30 a.m. to Congregational Church, 2036 N.W. 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, Mr. Taylor. New female members Stir Fry (meeting room), 1700 S.W. welcome. Information: www. Wanamaker. Information: www. sunflowerharmony.com. InnovativeNetworkingGroup.com. Sunrise Optimist Club, 6:15 Toastmasters, 7 p.m. a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, Optimist Wednesday, Feb, 1, Topeka and Club Activity Building, 720 N.W. Shawnee County Public Library 50th. Speaker: Shawnee County sheriff’s Deputy Doug Fehr, school (second floor), 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: powerspeakers@ resource officer at Seaman High School. Guests welcome. Informa- gmail.com. Lawrence Apple Users’ tion: Gary Slimmer, 246-1291.
Group 2.0, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, Douglas County Senior Services, 745 Vermont St., Lawrence. Program: Popcorn and a movie. Information: Dave Greenbaum, 218-9676 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.laugks.org. Southwest Topeka Kiwanis, 7 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Atria Hearthstone West, 3515 S.W. 6th. Woman’s Club of Topeka, 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Program: Safe Streets. Reservations: 273-6978. Topeka Networking Council, 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Lawyers Title (meeting room in the back), 5715 S.W. 21st. Visitors welcome by calling (785) 466-6169 or (913) 735-7832 by the day before. Heartland Toastmasters, noon Thursday, Feb. 2, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Guests welcome. Information: 232-2836. Rotary Club of Topeka, noon Thursday, Feb. 2, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th. Program: Barry Grissom, U.S. attorney for Kansas. Information: Roger Aeschliman, 267-8782. Meadowlark Toastmasters, 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2,Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. American Legion Riders Post 400, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 3029 N.W. US-24 highway. Please see BRIEFLY, Page 7B
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8 Has title to 9 USN clerk 10 Versatile instrument, briefly 11 They wag at parties 12 Fastest feline 13 Aleve alternative 14 Dog collar dangler 15 Jam session feature 16 Not on time for 17 Snare 18 Ones needing a lift DOWN 24 Chilly 30 Salt additive 1 System of musical syllables 33 Towered over 2 Emulate Harry 34 Chilling spots 35 Most fresh Connick Jr. 3 Make used (to) 38 Opera 45-Down 4 Payload 41 Harding Icefield container sights 5 When a 42 Stratosphere or chanteuse gets euphoria? 43 Court figure hot? 6 Get used (to) 44 __-mo 7 Nag 45 Original words
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GEMINI (May 21-June 20) — Even if you are just trying to help, be careful not to malign a mutual friend in the process. If you accidentally do, what you say about him or her will put the focus back on you instead. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — If there is something important you need to accomplish, don’t involve others in your project, even if you feel you require help. Instead of easing your burden, they could retard your progress. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — What you say could be both questioned and challenged, so be certain about the facts before you speak up. If you understand the issue at hand, you won’t give out faulty information. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Old obligations have a way of rearing their ugly heads at the most inconvenient times. Something you have been putting off and keeping under wraps may begin to make its presence known.
86 Slapstick trio 87 Like hankypanky 89 Taking orders at the drive-thru window, etc. 90 “Want me to?” 91 Herb __ 93 Like some logical propositions 95 ’60s sitcom star Dick Van __ 97 Essentials 98 Massenet opera about a legendary Spaniard 100 Joint just aboveground 101 Dog 102 Elicit 103 Sherpas’ land 106 Zoologist Fossey 111 Otto I’s realm: Abbr. 112 “The Eyes of __”: 2005 PBS science show
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Horoscopes AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) — You should take extra care to remember that you aren’t the only one on this planet capable of conceiving bright, clever ideas. Companions will resent you if you badmouth their concepts. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — When it comes to an investment that looks like it could generate a big return from a nominal amount of money, take another look. What is asked of you might just be the down payment. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — Because the people you hang out with will have a strong influence over your attitude, steer clear of companions who see only storm clouds. Look for sunny skies and clear sailing. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Someone you know who is never satisfied will be hitting the complaint desk once again. There is no pleasing this person, so don’t knock yourself out attempting to try.
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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Be careful what you say to your companions, even if you mean well. The fault you see in someone else is likely to be due to the mote found in your own eye. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Unfortunately, you are more inclined to find excuses for why something can’t be done instead of making the time to do what needs doing. Unattended chores won’t go 1/29/12 away, they will only fester. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — If you are a bit tired at the moment, you aren’t likely to display your customary ingratiating self. In fact, you might deal rather harshly with anyone who unwittingly gets on your bad side. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Although you are good at achieving your objectives, you might unfortunately choose targets that produce nothing but hollow victories. Strive for meaningful goals. United Features Syndicate
Answers to holiday competition By Phillip Alder Here are the answers to the first question in my Christmas Competition. I will give the bidding answers Monday. 1. What is the correct line of play in (a) six hearts and (b) seven hearts after West leads the spade king to your ace? In six hearts, you can afford to lose only one trump trick. The standard safety-play is to cash dummy’s ace, then to lead back toward the king-nine, inserting the nine if East follows low. But that fails with this layout. West wins the third round with his queen and leads the spade queen, forcing dummy to ruff and promoting his heart 10 to the setting trick. South should play a low heart to dummy’s ace, return to his hand in a minor suit, and lead his other low heart toward dummy’s jack.
If West plays low, dummy’s jack wins, declarer leads a heart to his king and plays on the minors.
If West wins with his queen and leads the spade queen, South ruffs with dummy’s heart eight, cashes the heart jack, crosses to his hand in the other minor, removes West’s final trump with his heart king, and claims because dummy is high. In seven hearts, you must play the trump suit without loss. If it were seven no-trump, the correct play would be to cash the king first, which is nearly 2 percent better than immediately leading low to dummy. But since South can’t handle a 5-0 break, two plays are equal: Cash the king first, which wins when East has the singleton queen, or play low from hand, planning to finesse dummy’s jack, which succeeds when West has the singleton queen. Dist. by Universal Uclick for UFS
Bridge results The Capital-Journal Recent winners of the Topeka ACBL duplicate clubs are as follows: Jan. 20: Eleanor Rapp and Betty Jo Morris, north/south; Ken Gudenkauf and Vince Nordberg, east/west.
Jan. 24: Don Bush and David MacKenzie, first; Virginia Hamilton and V’Anne Desch, second. Jan. 25: Wayne Tindall and Roger Swartz, first; Ken Gudenkauf and Don Bush tied with Holly Jackson and Jan Brown for second.
The Topeka duplicate clubs play open games at the Woman’s Club, 5221 S.W. West Drive, at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 9 a.m. Friday. Newcomers are welcome. For information, call Jan Brown at 267-0261.
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drivers who have driven 4 million accident-free miles. Fertig has THURSDAY, FEB. 2 operated his own truck under The Collaboration Expericontract with Dart Transit ence, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Top of Company since 1997 and the Tower (Great Room), 534 S. participates in Dart’s award-winKansas Ave. Buffet lunch and ning professional driver developbusiness presentation on collabora- ment program. Dart Transit was tion, hosted by ISG Technology. named a “Best Fleet to Drive For” Information: www.isgtech.com/ for the third consecutive year in register.cfm?ID=TOP020212, (785) 2011. 266-2585 or mgregory@isgtech. Thomas L. Theis, a partner in com. the Topeka law firm Foulston Siefkin, has been named to the 2011 Kansas Super Lawyers list by PROMOTIONS Law and Politics magazine in the Sherry Lundry has been areas of personal injury defense promoted to director of develop(medical malpractice, health care ment at TARC Inc. after serving as and personal injury defense). Of special events the approximately 25,000 active coordinator lawyers in Missouri and Kansas, and community only 5 percent are selected as Super relations Lawyers. specialist for the Family Service & Guidance past four years. Center recently presented its She will oversee 2011 Distinguished Staff Awards all developto the following employees: ment activities, Carrie Appelhans, mental Sherry Lundry as well as health specialist category; Nancy marketing for TARC. Lundry G. Crago, supervisory staff previously worked as executive category; Gary Henault, case director for the Sunflower State manager category; Erin LanGames, in media and public dreth, support staff category; relations for Heartland Park Kevin Lorson, attendant and Topeka, and as an educator for respite care category; and Sharon Shawnee Heights for 14 years. She Nathan, clinical staff category. also has been recognized at the Recipients are selected for a high state level for her coaching skills. level of effectiveness in their work Aubrey Waters has been with children, families and promoted to promotional products co-workers; zeal in promoting the buyer at Sunflower Marketing, a advancement of mental health; division of M-C Industries. Waters and professional interest and has been with the company for involvement. seven years, holding the position of customer support associate and purchasing assistant. In her new WASHBURN U. position, Waters’ primary duties A Directions in Organizawill be to support the sales teams tional Leadership program, by sourcing, quoting and delivering led by Washburn University promotional products from vendor instructor Rich Drinond, is partners in a timely manner. scheduled for Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
NEW FACES David Peralta has joined the staff at Washburn Tech as an instructor in the Advanced Systems Technology program, part of the Technical Retraining to Achieve Credentials (TRAC-7) initiative. Peralta David Peralta previously worked for 35 years at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, spending nine years as a plant floor technician, five years as maintenance technician, and the last 21 years as an electrical specialist. A. Elissa Hilyard has been named clinical manager at Pathway Family Services. Hilyard, who has more than 15 years of experience working in social services, will be responsible for the day-to-day supervision and operation of the clinical services for the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility, the Teens Reaching Adult Independent Living program and behavioral health services. She has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Kansas and a master’s degree from Friends University. Allyson Shove has joined the staff at TARC Inc. as development/marketing coordinator. Shove, who earned a bachelor’s degree from Washburn University and a master’s degree from Baker University, previously spent 12 years in the banking industry. In her new position, she will be responsible for assisting with special events, sponsorship opportunities, community outreach and marketing. Carah Emory has joined M-C Industries as an administrative assistant for the Polo Custom Products division, where she will support the sales and marketing team. Emory, a Topeka native and Emporia State graduate, Carah Emory most recently was employed by the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office. Johanna Lynch, formerly of SuperCuts, has joined the staff at Strandz Hair Studio, 3339 S.W. Gage Blvd. Lynch, a stylist for six years, specializes in haircuts, fades, color, waxing, shellac and pedicures. She can be reached at 221-2334.
NAMES John Fertig, of Topeka, recently received the Four Million Mile Safety Award from the National Safety Council. The award is given to professional
and March 6. The course consists of full-day sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., supplemented with online readings and assignments. The cost is $1,250 and includes classroom and online instruction, course materials, refreshments and lunch. Discounts are available to organizations that register three or more. For more information, go online to http://www. washburn.edu/ao/professional_ development/leadership-professionals/directions-organizational-leadership/index.html, or call Academic Outreach at (785) 670-1399.
ANNIVERSARIES PRN Home Health and Hospice, which provides services in northeast Kansas, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The nurse-owned and -operated company offers home health care in 28 northeast Kansas counties and hospice in nine Kansas counties. For more information, call (800) 222-6344 or go online to www. prnhomehealthhospice.com.
MISCELLANEOUS Carol and Terry Ronnebaum have launched a Let’s Design a House project that will allow the public to vote on the decor and products that will be used in the home. At the end of the voting period on the website letsdesignahouse.com, the selection will be revealed and incorporated into the home. The home is being built by Terry Ronnebaum Construction at 4428 S.W. Shenandoah in the Lauren’s Bay subdivision in southwest Topeka. Participants will be able to vote on: exterior paint and stone; cabinets, granite tops and hardware; flooring (including hardwood, carpet and tile design); bath design (including shower tile design, vanities designs and faucets); door handles, lighting and window treatments; and interior paint colors. The public will be able to monitor the building progress online. Carol Ronnebaum is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Griffith & Blair American Home.
WHAT’S HAPPENING Food fest — The Waffle Man will serve Belgian waffles from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, at St. Gregory's Church Hall, 1310 Carolina in Marysville. A spin on the classics — The Corbian and Lightwire Theater will stage “The Ugly Duckling” and “Tortoise and The Hare” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in Emporia Granada Theatre, 807 Commercial in Emporia. Cost: $10 for youths; $15 for adults. Information and tickets: (620) 343-6473. Firearms and more — The Abilene Gun Show will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4-5, in Sterl Hall, 610 N. Rogers in Abilene. Cost: $3. Greed vs. peace — “The Madwoman of Chaillot” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 2-4, in Nichols Theatre at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $14 for general public; $12 for military and seniors; $9 for students. Information and tickets: (785) 532-6878. Hunka-hunka — “Elvis Lives,” a multimedia extravaganza featuring Elvis and Ann-Margret tribute artists, will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive in Lawrence. Cost: $32-$36 for adults; $15 for students/youths. Information and tickets: (785) 864-2787. Classic concert — “The Music of Sousa’s Soloists,” featuring music, wine and dessert, will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Hale Library at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $25. Information and tickets: (785) 532-7400. Jam session — A TallGrass Gospel Pickin’ jam session will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Emma Chase Music Hall, 2201/2 Broadway in Cottonwood Falls. Cost: Gratuity jar. Information: (620) 273-6020. Young artists — Van Go’s Have A Heart art show and sale will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at Van Go Mobile Arts, 715 New Jersey in Lawrence. Free. Information: (785) 842-3797. Bleeding Kansas — “A Principled Politician: James H. Lane and the Fight for Kansas and the Union” will be presented by military historian and author Ian Spurgeon at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Constitution Hall National Historic Site, 319 Elmore in Lecompton. Cost: $3. Information: (785) 887-6520. Action! — “On Screen Offspring,” multimedia one-act plays by area filmmakers, will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3-4, at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire in Lawrence. Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for students and seniors. Information and tickets: (785) 843-2787. Find more northeast Kansas events at cjonline.com/life/connected. Send detailed information about upcoming events in northeast Kansas to Jan Biles, The Topeka Capital-Journal, 616 S.E. Jefferson St., Topeka, 66607, or e-mail her at email@example.com. Include your name and phone number.
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In perfect harmony Wamego Dutch Mill chorus sings a sweet tune By Jan Biles
iana Duff waves her arms through the air as she directs a vocal exercise during a recent rehearsal of the Wamego Dutch Mill Chapter of Sweet Adelines International in West Side Baptist Church, 1008 S.W. Fourth St. Duff, of Kansas City, Mo., listens carefully to see if the singers hit the right notes to produce the perfect harmony. “We’re both sticklers,” fellow director Cindy Orzel, of Olathe, said. “The goal of the chorus is to sing SING ALONG as well as they can. We’re strong on the The Wamego teaching side, so Dutch Mill Chapter this is a good place of Sweet Adelines to come if you want International to become a better rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Mondays at singer.” West Side Baptist The Wamego Church, 1008 S.W. Dutch Mill chorus Fourth St., in was formed about Topeka. New 36 years ago after members are the Blue Valley welcome. Sweet Adelines For more information, if in the chapter in Manhattan Topeka area, call disbanded and Judy Scherschel at singers from (785) 273-2290 or, if in the Kansas City Wamego wanted to area, call Diana Duff continue to at (816) 941-2622. perform together, Linda Rousser, president of the Wamego chapter, said. The all-female a cappella chorus began with about 15 singers and has grown to include 50 women from as far away as Clay Center, Waterville and Blue Springs, Mo. Jeanette Hupe was the chorus’ first director, followed by the late Kathy Cornish. Duff and Orzel came on-board as co-directors nearly two years ago. The chorus schedules its weekly three-hour rehearsal in Topeka because it is the midway point among the driving distances of its members and directors. Over the years, Rousser said, the chorus has gone from “small-town” to “getting out of our box.” In addition to singing, a performance includes choreography and intricate musical arrangements. This year, the chorus is focusing on two songs: “From the First Hello to the Last Goodbye” and “I Had Someone Else Before I Had You.” However, its repertoire also includes religious songs, Broadway
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Members of the Wamego Dutch Mill Chapter of Sweet Adelines International perform vocal exercises during a recent rehearsal at West Side Baptist Church in Topeka.
show tunes, pop songs and standards. “Almost any song can be arranged in barbershop (harmony), but we only have 11 chords we can use in a competition,” Orzel said. Last spring, the Wamego Dutch Mill chorus won the Sweet Adelines regional competition, which means the singers will compete against U.S. and international choruses in October at the Sweet Adelines international competition in Denver. It will be the second time the chorus has competed in the international
“We try to keep the dues at a minimum,” she said. “We're always looking for ladies who love to sing.” Rousser said members don’t have to read music or be professional singers. However, singers must complete a simple audition process before being accepted into the chorus, which is open to all ages. Annual membership dues are $360 for those ages 26 and older and $204 for those 25 and younger. The fees include international and chapter dues and regional and costume assessments. Cindy Orzel, of Olathe, directs the In addition to competing against other Wamego Dutch Mill Chapter of Sweet choruses, the Wamego Dutch Mill singers Adelines International during a recent also perform for community events, such rehearsal. The chorus won the Sweet as the Spring Fling, Bling and Sing in Adelines regional competition last Manhattan and a benefit for the Waterspring and will be competing in the ville Opera House. international competition next fall. Orzel and Duff said the chorus is more contest. Two years ago, the singers than a singing group. traveled to Seattle for the competition. “We love to have fun,” Orzel said. “We Rousser said the Sweet Adelines love to sing well, and we love to be with organization hosts vocal schools each other.” throughout the country, and the Wamego “Music helps you be happy, and when chorus brings in coaches to help singers you're sad it helps you express that and and directors perfect their skills. In get on with life,” Duff added. “It’s February, Sandy Marron, musical director camaraderie. We’ve become almost of Lions Gate Chorus in Canada, will be more than friends. We’re like a bunch featured at a district-wide session at the of sisters.” Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Jan Biles can be reached at (785) Center in Topeka. 295-1292 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Rousser said the economy has taken a Check out her northeast Kansas blog toll on the chorus’ membership. at www.cjonline.com and Facebook.
Lerner offers tips for good marriage By Jan Biles
Clinical psychology Harriet Lerner, whose best-seller “Dance of Anger” has sold nearly 3 million copies, has a new book on the market. Known for her ability to analyze and evaluate modern relationships, Lerner has turned her attention to devising a list of rules that can lead to a better Harriet Lerner marriage or coupling. “Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up” is an instructional manual of-sorts that shows with some common sense and a few proactive measures, individuals can effect positive change in their relationships. “It takes embarrassingly little to have a better marriage,” she said. Lerner worked for Menninger for more than 20 years. When the psychiatric hospital relocated from Topeka to Houston, she and her husband, Steve, also a clinical psychologist, moved to Lawrence, where they have established a private practice. Lerner has written several books, appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” CNN and National Public Radio and hosts the online “Dance of Connection” blog at www.psychologytoday.com. How did you come up with the idea for this book? “Marriage Rules” was inspired by Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules,” which lists rules to healthful eating and brings simplicity to daily decisions about food, Lerner said. While thumbing through the book, she thought “eating doesn't have to
Author Harriet Lerner will discuss her new book, “Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up,” at 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th St. in Kansas City, Mo. Admission is $22.50, which includes one hardcover copy of the book, a stamped admission ticket and a guest ticket. A stamped ticket is required for the book signing. Order tickets at www.rainydaybooks.com/HarrietLerner. “Marriage Rules” is available at www.amazon.com, www. harrietlerner.com and most book stores.
be complicated and neither does marriage.” “After a 10-year break in writing books, I thought why not write a book about couples and marriage where I could lay out the rules without the theory,” she said.
too much fighting,” she said. “During those times, you’re called upon to be your best self.” Unlike many marriage books, “Marriage Rules” also addresses issues dealing with stepchildren and remarriage.
Why did you think it was important to write this book? Many marriage books provide a theoretical perspective on how relationships work or don’t work. “What makes ‘Marriage Rules’ different from other marriage books is (it turns) the endless theories into practical how-tos,” Lerner said. She also wanted to write a book that could be used by one spouse or partner. “It only takes one person to make a real change in the relationship,” she said. “When one person changes one step, the dance can’t continue. ... It’s only after we do something different that we can actually see that relationship and know what's possible.” Motivation and commitment — as well as patience and taking a long-term view — are required to build a foundation for a solid relationship, Lerner said. “In a long-term relationship, there are always periods of too much distance and
Describe the process for writing this book. Writing a book with 100 rules without hitting the reader over the head with advice was a difficult task, Lerner said. “It took nine months to a year for it to see the light of day,” she said. “It was actually my most difficult book to write.” Lerner said “Dance of Anger” was rejected for five years before it was picked up for publication. This time, she had no problem selling her idea to a publisher.
“A good marriage requires us to stay emotionally connected with someone who thinks and feels differently without needing to change or fix them up,” she said. Another rule: Warm your partner’s heart. “During the courtship stage, we automatically focus on the positive and make our partner feel valuable and chosen,” she said, adding the longer the relationship, the more the partners tend to focus on the negative things about each other. “No one can value criticism if there’s no surrounding climate of love and respect.” Lerner said one must practice pure listening — listening without interruptions, correcting or giving advice. “Listening is the greatest spiritual gift you can give your partner,” she said. “Enter the conversation only with the intention to listen and ask questions to (better) understand. Save the defense for the future.” To listen better, one must say less. “Many men say they don’t like talking because they are afraid of getting trapped in a conversation that feels bad to them,” she said, adding women tend to overtalk and under-listen. Lerner said people need to talk slower, lower the volume and learn how to make a difficult point in three sentences. “People lengthen arguments, and this doesn’t help,” she said.
What are some of the rules? “Get more bite marks on your tongue,” Lerner said. “Dial down the criticism.” While many people value criticism Do you have any other books in during the dating phase, they may the works? become allergic to it over time. “Something is brewing,” she said. “No one can survive in a marriage Jan Biles can be reached at (785) when you feel more judged that admired,” 295-1292 or email@example.com. she said. Check out her northeast Kansas blog Lerner said couples need to respect at www.cjonline.com and Facebook. their differences.
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Parents interviewed The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of a missing Kansas City baby has taped an appearance on the “Dr. Phil” show. Viewers can tune in Friday to watch the interview with Lisa Irwin’s parents and a private investi-
gator who is searching for her. Lisa was reported missing Oct. 4 when her father, Jeremy Irwin, came home from work around 4 a.m. and couldn’t find her. Irwin and Deborah Bradley say they think someone broke into the house and took their daughter.
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German-American Club of Topeka, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Lawyers Title of Topeka, 5715 S.W. 21st. Singing practice at 6:30 p.m. Topeka Optimist Club, noon Friday, Feb. 3, Top of the Tower, 534 S. Kansas Ave. Topeka Robotics Club, 6:15 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Southern Hills Mennonite Church, 511 E. 37th. Open to middle school students and older who want to build and program an inexpensive robot. Visitors welcome. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Topeka Area Retired School Personnel, noon Monday, Feb. 6, Holiday Inn West Holidome, S.W. 6th and Fairlawn. Reservations: 478-2468. Sons of the American Legion Post 400, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 3029 N.W. US-24 highway.
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From left, Cobra TV’s broadcast team was made up of volunteer Tim Rupnicki, Taelor Delany, Justin Smith, Tyler Ahlgren and teacher Lyle Alley. Rupnicki ran the camera, Delany produced, and Smith and Ahlgren announced the broadcast.
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“You get a feel for what they say,” Smith said. “I’ve picked up a couple things, and that way I’m not saying the same thing for whatever goes on.” Ahlgren has picked up other skills while watching televised games. “I’ve picked up details that go into recording the game,” Ahlgren said. “Things you don’t realize until you are doing it. I’m paying attention to behind-the-scenes details, camera angles, and how people announce and if they make a mistake how they cover it up. You wouldn’t notice if you weren’t doing this.” The broadcasts aren’t getting broadcast television-style numbers, but they do have 50 to 100 live viewers for middle school games and close to 300 live viewers for a high school game in a school district that has 404 students. If one misses the live production, he or she can go back and watch any Cobra TV broadcast on the archived website. “We try to get the full ESPN effect for our broadcasts,” Andrews said. “We have a scoreboard and one camera or more so the pro-
ducer can switch camera angles.” A new feature they have added is an interactive question for their viewers. In an effort to figure out where their viewers were watching from, they had them text in their location. “One said ‘I’m watching you from the dairy barn.’ He watches us as he is doing his milk production,” Andrews said. “You really can watch us anywhere. We’ve heard that people are at other area games, and they are watching us on their iphones, while they are physically at other games.” They are among few area school districts — Atchison is another — that is doing such broadcasts. The students are happy to be the first class to take advantage of the technology. “You have a really good feeling starting something from nothing,” Ahlgren said. “It’s a neat deal to say that we started a new tradition that we will have around for a while. I hope that younger students will join the class and say, ‘Look at what our school is capable of that most schools aren’t.’ It’s a good feeling.” Ann Williamson can be reached at (785) 295-1106 or email@example.com.
Public Library (Marvin Auditorium), 1515 S.W. 10th. Provides information to parents about preschools in Shawnee County. Free. Information: Lynn Boza, 274-6486 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Helping You Help Yourself workshop series, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, Rebound Physical Therapy, 5220 S.W. 17th. Topic: Healthy Body, Healthy Food, Healthy You. Free and open to the public. Reservations: 271-5533.
GREAT OVERLAND STATION
“The People’s Kind of Railroad: The Santa Fe, the City, the State, and the Nation” exhibit, through March 30, Fink Gallery, 701 N. Kansas Ave. Explores the AT&SF Railway throughout its 152-year history and transition to today’s BNSF Railway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (last admission at 3:15); closed Sunday-Monday. Admission: $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 children ages COMMUNITY EVENTS Shawnee County Democratic 3-12, free children 2 and younger Party 30th annual Bean Feed, 5 and Friends of the Station members; $1 discount for military to 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, Ramada with ID. Information: 232-5533 or Hotel and Convention Center, 420 www.greatoverlandstation.com. S.E. 6th. Ham and beans and vegetarian vegetable soup, with condiments, and dessert. Cost: $7. AREA EVENTS Music by That Blues Band. Public Kaw Valley Chapter of welcome. Information: Lloyd Hull, Kansas Oldtime Fiddlers, 969-4484. Pickers and Singers, noon to 4 Tecumseh Community p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, Hoyt CommuDinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, nity Center, 900 Park Drive, Hoyt. Feb. 1, Tecumseh United MethodFood available; donations ist Church, 334 S.E. Tecumseh accepted. Public welcome. Road. Menu: Chili or vegetable Information: 582-5831 or 266soup, relish plate, crackers and 3260. dessert. Cost: Freewill donation (proceeds support community pro- AREA BLOOD DRIVES grams). Information: 554-2558. Washburn University Foster Parent information students, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, meeting, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30, Petro Allied Health Wednesday, Feb. 1, Topeka and Building (lower level by concesShawnee County Public Library, sions), 1700 S.W. College. Make 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: (800) appointments at www.esavealife593-1950, ext. 8118, or info@ now.org with sponsor code youthville.org. washburnstudent. Town and Country Church Midas Auto Service & Tires, and Harvesters Food Give1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 5914 away, 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, S.W. 21st. Make appointments at Kansas Neurological Institute www.esavealifenow.org with grounds, 3107 S.W. 21st, go south sponsor code midascares, or call on S.W. Randolph from S.W. 21st. 233-7635. No ID required. Meet and Greet with WWE AMERICAN RED CROSS wrestler Kofi Kingston (for members of the military), 4 to 6 CLASSES p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Capitol Plaza Adult CPR/AED class, 9 a.m. Hotel (Pioneer Room), 1717 S.W. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 31, Kansas Topeka Blvd. Hosted by the Kansas Capital Area Chapter, 1221 S.W. Army National Guard. Free and 17th. Cost: $70. Information: (800) open to the public. RED-CROSS or www.redcross.org/ Kansas Muzzleloading training. Association annual convention Adult First Aid/CPR/AED and trade room, Friday-Sunday, class, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3-5, Ramada Hotel and Jan. 31, Kansas Capital Area Convention Center, 420 S.E. 6th. Chapter, 1221 S.W. 17th. Cost: $90. Cost: $3 to enter trade areas. Public Information: (800) RED-CROSS or welcome. www.redcross.org/training. Battle of Iwo Jima Remembrance and veterans benefit MISCELLANEOUS seminar, 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, The Topeka Police DepartThornton Place retirement community, 2901 S.W. Armstrong. ment is accepting applications for its 30th Citizens’ Police Academy Reservations: 228-0555. Daddy Daughter Date Night, through Feb. 1. Classes are held from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 9 4 to 6 p.m. or 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, Lake Shawnee Event Center through May 3. There is an optional Saturday Fun Day from in the Bettis Family Sports 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 24, Complex, S.E. 29th and Croco and participants will attend an Road. Cost: $35 for couples, $9 for open house at the Topeka Fire an additional daughter. InformaDepartment from 1 to 4 p.m. tion: Elizabeth Toyne, 862-1630. Saturday, March 31. Space is Shared Stories of the Civil War, 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, Ritchie limited. Applications are available at the Topeka Police Department, House, 1118 S.E. Madison. 320 S. Kansas Ave., or online at Program: John Brown: Martyr or http://www.topeka.org/pdfs/ Madman. Free and open to the Citizens_Academy_Application. public. Information: 234-6097. pdf. Information: Sgt. Ron Gish, Shawnee County Preschool Fair, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 368-9490. Perry State Park’s longTopeka and Shawnee County
term camping site lottery will be held during the week of Feb. 20. Applications are available at the park office and must be returned by Feb. 3. Individuals selected will enter into a written, 30-day contract with the state park each month. The contract is renewable each month from April 1 through Oct. 31. Information: 246-3449. Community Action Inc. scholarship applications are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. Application forms and eligibility criteria are available at 235-9561, www.cactiontopeka.com or at the Community Action Administrative Center, 1000 S.E. Hancock. Youth Aviation Education Classes for ages 8-12 will be from 9 a.m. to noon March 19-22, June 4-7, July 9-12 and Aug. 6-9 at the Combat Air Museum at Forbes Field in Topeka. The cost is $40 per student for four days of classes. Information: 862-3303.
TOPEKA USD 501 USD 501 Parents as Teachers program currently is enrolling families interested in helping their children learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential. All families with children from prenatal to three years of age who live in Topeka Unified School District 501 are eligible for this free program. Certified parent educators provide educational resources and support through regular home visits, play groups, group meetings and bimonthly newsletters. Enrollment information: 274-6480. USD 501 Parents as Teachers program is offering free play groups, through May 10, for parents and their children (ages birth to 5) living within Topeka Unified School District 501. Schedule: Monday, 10 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 to 11 a.m.; Thursday, 10 to 11 a.m., 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. (parents and babies prenatal to 12 months) and 6 to 7:30 p.m. (dinner and play time for fathers and children, reservation required), all at Quinton Heights, 2331 S.W. Topeka Blvd. Play groups will be closed when USD 501 classes aren’t in session. Information: 274-6480.
to noon Saturday, Feb. 25, Lowman United Methodist Church, S.W. 15th and Gage Boulevard. Includes sausage, biscuits and gravy, and all the pancakes you can eat. Donation of $5 is suggested.
SUPPORT GROUPS Topeka Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1 and Feb. 15, Valeo Behavioral Healthcare Building, 330 S.W. Oakley. Information: Jessica, 806-4276. Man to Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, St. Francis Cancer Center (second floor), 1700 S.W. 7th. This group is for those diagnosed with or having had treatment for prostate cancer. Wives also are invited. Information: Max Williams, 230-4422. Stroke Support Group, 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Shawnee County Health Agency, 1615 S.W. 8th. Call 291-2488 to confirm meeting. Ovarian Cancer Support Group (includes other female cancers), 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, St. Francis Cancer Center (second-floor conference room), 1700 S.W. 7th. Information: Kay Coward, email@example.com or 286-3500.
MEAL DEALS Chili and Vegetable Soup Supper, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave. Cornbread, relishes, drink and dessert; hot dogs and takeout available. Cost: $7 for adults, $3.50 for children.
The following activities take place at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. For more information, call (785) 580-4400 or go online to www.tscpl.org. Key Issues for the 2012 Legislative Session, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, Marvin Auditorium. Read the Book, See the Show (all ages), 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 1, Marvin Auditorium. Zoo Animals Live (all ages) 3:45 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, Story Zone. FUNDRAISERS Pruning Trees, 7 to 8 p.m. Helping Hands Humane Thursday, Feb. 2, Anton Room 202. Society “I Only Have Eyes For First Friday ArtWalk, 5:30 to You” Valentine fundraiser, Jan. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, Sabatini 27 to Feb. 23. The Topeka Kwik Gallery. Shops will be selling a collection of Team Spirit Film Series, 6:30 Valentine cards benefitting HHHS to 8:45 p.m., Friday, Feb. 3, Marvin for $1 each. Auditorium, 101BC. Fellowship & Faith Ministries Parents and Kids Together, fundraiser, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 10 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 4, Sunday, Jan. 29, University United Story Zone. Methodist Church, 1621 S.W. Black Butterflies: Helping College. Features soup, chili, chili Black Women Develop Their dogs and dessert. Cost: $5 donation “Wings of Wellness,” 11 a.m. to (or more). All proceeds go to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 11, 18, camping scholarships for low25, Marvin Auditorium 101B. income children to attend Camp Gaming for Adults (18 and Chippewa this summer. older), 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, Topeka West Charger Band Marvin Auditorium 101BC. Fruit Sale starts Tuesday, Jan. 31. R.E.A.D. Dogs (all ages), 2 to 3 Members of the band will be selling p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26, 20-pound boxes of oranges, Story Zone. grapefruit or a mix of the two for Kansas Reads with Joe $23 (tax included). Orders will be Drape, 1 to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 6, accepted through Monday, Feb. 13. Marvin Auditorium 101 BC. Fruit should arrive the week of Double Dueling: Yu-Gi-Oh March 5. Payment is due with the (11-18 years) and Magic: The order. Proceeds will go toward the Gathering (14-plus years), 4 to 6 band’s trip to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, The Edge. in Atlanta next December. To order Amazing Animals (grades one fruit, contact individual band to five), 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, members or director Barry Evans, Feb. 6, Lingo Story Room. The Waiting Room exhibit, 438-4045. through Friday, March 16, Sabatini Southwest Topeka Kiwanis Club pancake fundraiser, 7 a.m. Gallery.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
JANUARY 29, 2012 the capital-journal
Jayhawks ‘outmanned’ in road defeat Hostile Hilton helps hand Kansas first Big 12 loss AMES, Iowa — The nice man in everyone spilled onto the court, a Dockers stationed himself between bunch of happy Iowans dancing to Iowa State’s student section and the Neil Diamond. court. This is what happens He was middle-aged when Kansas loses on and smiling, with the road, which is thinning hair and a few basically the only place spare pounds. His job Kansas loses during the was to keep the regular season. When students off the floor, a the Jayhawks have a mission that was game like this, a 72-64 doomed from the loss to unranked Iowa AUSTIN beginning. State, the opposing fans meek The guy gave a make sure to comvaliant effort, holding back the memorate the occasion. bodies like a human dam until the Please see MEEK, Page 4D final seconds expired. Then
Inside today Seaman girls place third The Seaman girls claim third in the Capital City Classic with a win against Shawnee Mission East. Page 3D
White, Cyclones take over during final five minutes By Jayson Jenks
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Iowa State standout Royce White celebrated with jubilant fans Saturday at Hilton Coliseum after scoring 18 points to lead the Cyclones to a 72-64 upset of No. 5 Kansas.
AMES, Iowa — The loss hit Kansas in the heart and in the gut, because stripped of all else, that’s where this game was decided. It was a big-boy game through and through. It was the type of game where every rebound counts, where every loose ball can swing the outcome. It was, in other words, an atmosphere a Bill Self team should thrive in. Shots might not fall and calls might not go their way, but the Jayhawks always think they can control rebounding and loose balls.
Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger, right, is 4-2 against Kansas State, his alma mater, with Saturday’s win.
Woodland out for finale
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Pledger scores 30 to make Kruger victorious in return
SAN DIEGO — Gary Woodland made the first cut on Friday, but he couldn’t do the same on Saturday. The Shawnee Heights and University of Kansas standout shot a 4-over 74 in the third round and did not qualify for the final day of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Woodland’s 216 total was two shots from what he needed to continue to Sunday’s final round. Woodland began his third round with bogeys on two of the first three holes. He then birdied Nos. 6 and 9, sticking his third shot on the par-5 sixth to a couple inches and holing it. He made a 9-footer on No. 9 to get back to even for the round but bogeyed Nos. 10 and 14 and failed to mount a charge on the back nine. Kyle Stanley continues to lead at 18 under, five strokes ahead of two players.
That’s what big-boy teams do anyway, but against a feisty Iowa State team in a jacked-up Hilton Coliseum, Kansas was stripped of its big-boy card for one afternoon in a 72-64 loss. “We pride ourselves on being a big-man school and rebounding and scoring inside,” Kansas center Jeff Withey said. “They just outhit us today.” Or, as Kansas’ Self said, “they outmanned us.” It’s a simplistic explanation for a game that featured more than its fair
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Kansas State’s Rodney McGruder reacts after missing a game-tying, 3-point try at the buzzer of Saturday’s game against Oklahoma.
Sooners pleased to win for coach By Kevin Haskin
MANHATTAN — Kansas State wishes now that the all-time great it couldn’t keep in Bramlage Coliseum would just stay out. Visiting for the first time as an opposing coach, Lon Kruger directed Oklahoma to a season sweep of the Big 12 series with the Wildcats. A weekend celebrating K-State basketball
legends ended in a legendary upset for Kruger, a former Big Eight player of the year for K-State who went on to open Bramlage as the Wildcats coach. Behind 30 points from Steven Pledger, OU edged K-State 63-60. “Sometimes in practice he says Big 12, (sometimes) he says Big Eight,’’ Pledger said. “This is his old stomping grounds, where he used to do it on the court, so it’s good.’’ Kruger, as expected, downplayed the victory.
Even said his players had no idea he starred for K-State. But when your jersey hangs from the rafters, it can be hard keeping that a secret. Or keep it from motivating the team Kruger is in his first year coaching. The long-awaited appearance in Manhattan turned into his first road win with Oklahoma (13-7, 3-5 Big 12).
Zenger relying on roots The tone is purely Kansan, though the characters who provided some of the material were not. Speaking to the Downtown Rotary Club last week, Sheahon Zenger was in his element. He read an essay from Paul Harvey, he related the heroics of Civil War colonel Joshua Chamberlain, and he praised some basketball coach named Bill Self. The works of all these men were connected to the values Zenger hopes to instill in athletes, coaches, administrators and even fans and boosters of KU. He also stated the principles he set forth from day one as the Jayhawks’ athletic director, which was officially Feb. 1 of last year, though Zenger actually began work immediately after he was introduced in January. One, be humble. Two, underpromise and overproduce. Three, just work hard. It was interesting to see a group committed to the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self,’’ embrace Zenger’s vision for KU athletics. (Pun intended.) By now, many who buy KU tickets, write checks to the Williams Fund and recite the Rock Chalk chant are familiar with Zenger’s passionate appeals. There’s a good chance they bumped into him already. At a club meeting, social mixer or golf scramble. Zenger tries to attend any KU function, in any Kansas town, big or small, formal or informal, if his schedule permits. Just as he promised when he set out to re-establish Kansas morality, and practicality, in KU athletics. ******* When Zenger took over, the department was shaken by a ticket scandal, which eroded confidence among boosters. In addition, cheering was limited
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McNeill’s long 3 delivers Washburn men at Western By Ken Corbitt
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — The offensive set was falling apart. A pass inside was batted around and the shot clock was running out. Bobby Chipman was able to find Will McNeill, who tossed in a 3-point shot from about 22 feet, giving Washburn a
four-point lead over Missouri Western with 1:35 to play. That was the dagger as the Ichabods held the Griffons scoreless the rest of the way and made 5 of 8 free throws for a 6455 victory Saturday at the MWSU Fieldhouse. McNeill’s 3-pointer, plus three of those final five free throws, gave him a 26-point
game. “I was definitely keeping my eye on the shot clock,” McNeill said of the 3-pointer that put the Bods up 59-55. “When Jared (Henry) had it, I saw four seconds so I knew it would take at least a second for me to catch it and gather my rhythm. I shot it with a second or two left. I took my time on it.
“Sometimes I practice alone in gym practicing long 3s and it finally paid off. It was a big-time shot that stretched it out to (four) and we went on to win the game.” It certainly was a big shot for McNeill, his only 3-pointer in four attempts while Please see BODS, Page 5D
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
O’Leary’s five goals lead Runners past Mustangs By Rick Peterson Jr.
The Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane, left, wears a Superman cape as he gets a high-five from teammate Marian Hossa as they take part in the Breakaway Challenge during the NHL All-Star skills hockey competition in Ottawa, Ontario, on Saturday. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
BRIEFLY NFL BEARS HIRE EX-CHIEFS STAFFER EMERY: The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery as their new general manager. Emery was an area scout for the Bears from 1998-2004 and replaces Jerry Angelo, who was fired after an injury-riddled 8-8 season. Emery and New England Patriots director of pro personnel Jason Licht were finalists and both interviewed twice. The Bears also interviewed San Diego Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, and current director of player personnel Tim Ruskell. NINERS LB SMITH CHARGED WITH DUI: San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith was charged Saturday with driving under the influence in Miami Beach. Miami-Dade County jail records show Smith was booked Saturday morning and held on $1,000 bond. Jail records did not show whether Smith was represented by an attorney. A Miami-Dade County Corrections spokeswoman said Smith was arrested by Miami Beach police. A police spokesman said he had no information immediately available about the arrest. Smith was drafted as the seventh overall draft pick in 2011 out of Missouri. During his first season, he had 14 sacks, a franchise record for a rookie linebacker. He also ranked first in the NFL in sacks among rookies.
COLLEGE SPORTS WISCONSIN GIVES BIELEMA EXTENSION: Wisconsin has extended the contract of football coach Bret Bielema through the end of the 2016 season. Bielema, who got a raise to $2.5 million last February, had his fiveyear deal extended through Jan. 31, 2017. Bielema led the Badgers to their first back-to-back Rose Bowls in a dozen years. The Badgers lost to Oregon, 45-38 on Jan. 2. Wisconsin is 60-19 in six seasons since Bielema was promoted from defensive coordinator to replace the retiring Barry Alvarez. UCONN GUARD CLEARED FOR RETURN: Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright has been cleared by the NCAA to return to action, despite a finding by the governing body that the freshman and his mother received more than $8,000 in impermissible benefits both before and after he enrolled in school. RUTGERS INTERVIEWS FLOOD FOR HEAD COACH: Interim coach Kyle Flood interviewed for the head coaching job to replace Greg Schiano at Rutgers. Schiano stepped down Thursday to take over the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
MISCELLANEOUS GOODEN SCORES 23 FOR BUCKS: Drew Gooden scored 23 points and the undermanned Milwaukee Bucks made sure the Lakers’ road struggles continued, beating Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant scored 27 for the Lakers, who are 1-7 on the road this season. Ersan Ilyasova and Mike Dunleavy added 15 points each for the Bucks, who managed to beat the Lakers without two of their best players. The Bucks found themselves without guard/forward Stephen Jackson on Saturday because of an NBA suspension. DOCTOR: CROSBY ALSO HAS NECK INJURY: Sidney Crosby isn’t just dealing with the lingering effects of a concussion. A California doctor says the Pittsburgh Penguins’ star also is recovering from a neck injury. And Crosby’s agent, Pat Brisson, said he can’t rule out the possibility that the injury could be to his vertebrae. “There’s been speculation that I really can’t comment on at this point,” Brisson said Saturday night at the All-Star game skills competition in Ottawa. “I can’t rule it out. I don’t know. I’m not a radiologist.” CANADIAN BREAKS 1,000M SPEEDSKATING RECORD: Canadian speedskater Christine Nesbitt broke the world record in the 1,000 meters Saturday in the world sprint championship. Nesbitt, the Olympic champion in the 1,000, finished in 1 minute, 12.68 seconds at the Olympic Oval to break the mark of 1:13.11 set by Canadian Cindy Klassen in 2006 on the same ice. 14-YEAR-OLD WINS PROFESSIONAL EVENT: Fourteen-yearold New Zealand amateur Lydia Ko has become the youngest winner of a professional golf tour event, taking the women’s New South Wales Open by four strokes Sunday at Sydney. Ko, the world’s top amateur, broke Japananse star Ryo Ishikawa’s mark of 15 years, 8 months, and Australian Amy Yang’s women’s record of 16 years, 192 days in the Australian Ladies Masters. The South Korean-born New Zealander shot a 3-under 69 to finish at 14 under.
THE LAST WORD TIGER WOODS, golfer, after a 6-under 66 left him on top at the Abu Dhabi Championship: “It just seemed like I didn’t do a lot of things right but I didn’t do a lot of things wrong today, it was just very consistent. You know, made a couple putts here and there.”
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OKLAHOMA 8 p.m. Wed.
At Missouri 8 p.m. Saturday
At Baylor 6 p.m. Feb. 8
At Iowa State 8 p.m. Tuesday
TEXAS A&M 3 p.m. Saturday
TEXAS TECH 7 p.m. Feb. 7
At Truman State 7:30 p.m. Wed.
FORT HAYS ST. 3:30 p.m. Sat.
CENTRAL MO. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8
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CENTRAL MO. 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8
If one player can single-handedly dominate a team by himself, Topeka RoadRunners forward Andrew O’Leary did it Saturday night against New Mexico. On a night when his teammates struggled to get opportunities, O’Leary turned in one of the best individual performances in RoadRunners history, scoring an astounding five goals in Topeka’s 5-1 victory at Landon Arena. The brilliant performance matched O’Leary’s previous number of goals scored on the season. “It felt amazing,” said O’Leary, who tied a franchise record for goals scored in a game. “A lot of hard work over the past few weeks added up and I ended up with good results in one game. I felt like I had a lot of chances (Friday night) and it all kind of came together tonight and just happened for me. I’m just thankful for it.” O’Leary scored a goal in the first and second period before coming up with the natural hat trick in the third. “It couldn’t have happened to a better kid,” RoadRunners coach Scott Langer said. “It was just unbelievable. It’s tough to get two, let alone five.” O’Leary said he had a feeling it was going to be a special night early on.
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Topeka’s Andrew O’Leary scores the first of his five goals Saturday night against New Mexico at Landon Arena. “After the first shot I had, I felt like I had a hot stick and I could put the puck where I wanted to,” he said. “I just kept rolling and got more and more confident as the game went on.” O’Leary struck first at the 16:53 mark of the first and then gave the
Runners a 2-0 lead at 4:53 of the second period. Tate Rusk put New Mexico on the board at 14:29 of the second before the O’Leary show really got going in the third period. He registered his hat trick on a wrap-around goal at 9:27, scored his fourth three minutes later, then saw
an unlikely shot from the left point find the back of the net at 12:07. “It was just an act of God, I think,” O’Leary said of the fifth goal. “The puck just went on my stick and I threw it toward the net, hoping (James Ring) would get a tip. He had a nice screen and it just went right between the goalie’s legs.” The RoadRunners (28-12-2) were outshot 23-19 by the Mustangs (1327-2). O’Leary accounted for 7 of the RoadRunners’ 19 shots. “In the first two periods, it looked like we just wanted to exchange rush for rush, and that’s not our game,” Langer said. “We refocused there in the third, and (the Mustangs) spent most of the third turning pucks over to us, which helped our game because that’s usually how we play.” Colin LeMay picked up the win in his first start in net for the Runners, stopping 22 of 23 shots. Sean Gaffney also contributed nicely with three assists. The RoadRunners will play Corpus Christi next weekend Wednesday and Thursday night at Landon Arena.
New Mexico 0 1 0 — 1 Topeka 1 1 3 — 5 First period — 1. Topeka, O’Leary (Gaffney, Young), 16:53. Second period — 2. Topeka, O’Leary (Gaffney), 4:23; 3. New Mexico, Rusk (Chapie), 14:29. Third period — 4. Topeka, O’Leary (Gaffney), 6:22; 5. Topeka, O’Leary (unassisted), 9:27; 6. Topeka, O’Leary (unassisted), 12:07. Shots on goal — New Mexico 9-6-8 – 23. Topeka 7-6-6 – 19. Goalies — New Mexico, Stafford. Topeka, LeMay. Attendance — 1,583. Stars of the game — First star: O’Leary. Second star: Gaffney. Third star: LeMay.
Azarenka rolls by Sharapova Belarus star earns No. 1 ranking by winning Australian Open The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Victoria Azarenka started celebrating, then suddenly did a double-take to ask her coach, “What happened?” The answer: She had just produced one of the most lopsided Australian Open final victories to capture a Grand Slam title and the No. 1 ranking for the first time. Azarenka routed three-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova 6-3, 6-0 in 1 hour, 22 minutes Saturday night, winning 12 of the last 13 games after dropping her first service game and falling behind 2-0. “It’s a dream come true,” she said. “I have been dreaming and working so hard to win the Grand Slam, and being No. 1 is pretty good bonus. Just the perfect ending and the perfect position to be in.” Azarenka had won 11 straight matches, including a run to the Sydney International title, and reached her first Grand Slam final. Her previous best performance at a major was a semifinal loss to Petra Kvitova at Wimbledon last year. Sharapova had all the experience, being in her sixth major final and having won three — dating to her 2004 Wimbledon title. But it didn’t unnerve the 22-yearold Azarenka, the first woman from Belarus to win a singles major. She’s also the seventh different woman to win a Grand Slam since Francesca Schiavone won the 2010 French Open, and the fifth different winner in as many majors.
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Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, celebrates after defeating Maria Sharapova of Russia during the women’s singles final at the Australian Open. Azarenka dominated Sharapova, 6-3, 6-0. Azarenka became only the third woman to earn the No. 1 spot after winning her first major title. She moved from No. 3 to No. 1 in the rankings, helped by Caroline Wozniacki’s loss in the quarterfinals. The third-seeded Azarenka set up championship point with a stunning forehand, her 14th clean winner, and sealed it when Sharapova netted a
backhand. She dropped to her knees at the baseline with her hands over her face. She got up, held her hands up and jogged over to her coach, Sam Sumyk, in the stands to celebrate. “The best feeling, for sure,” Azarenka said. “I don’t know about the game. I don’t know what I was doing out there. It’s just pure joy what hap-
pened. I can’t believe it’s over.” And she paid special credit to her grandmother, “the person who inspires me the most in my life.” Azarenka has been a distinctive presence at Melbourne Park as much for her shrieks and hoots with each shot and boundless energy as for her white shorts, blue singlet and lime green head and wrist bands.
Tiger surges into lead at Abu Dhabi The Associated Press ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Tiger Woods put himself in position to win his second straight tournament Saturday, and this one would leave little doubt about which direction his game is going. He finally won two months ago against an 18man field in California. On Saturday, against the strongest field golf has seen in at least three months, Woods shot a 6-under 66 for a share of the lead with Robert Rock going into the final round of the Abu Dhabi Golf Championship. The topic suddenly shifts from the state of his swing and his health. Woods has a 55-8 record worldwide when he has at least a share of the lead going into the final round, and a win would be the first time since August 2009 that he has won consecutive starts. More than being atop the leaderboard, it’s how Woods got there. “It’s fun when I’m able to control the golf ball like I did,” Woods said. There wasn’t a lot of fist-pumping from Woods, who traded drama for consistency, racking up six birdies in a bogey-free round. It was a memorable performance by the American, mostly for his ability to hit fairways, tame the par 5s and sink clutch putts <0x2014> including a 6-footer for birdie on the final hole. “It just seemed like I didn’t do a lot of things right but I didn’t do a lot of things wrong today, it
away from trouble and tried to keep the ball towards the fat side of some of these pins, and I think I did a pretty good job.” Woods finished at 11-under 205. Rock, at No. 117 in the world, birdied his final two holes to join Woods in the last group along with Peter Hanson, who had a 64 and was two shots behind. Also two back at 9-under 207 were Rory McIlroy, who played with Woods for the third straight day and had a 68, keeping the No. 3 player very much in the picture. Francesco Molinari (66) and Paul Lawrie (68) also were tied for third. George Coetzee (65), James Kingston (67), overnight leader Thorbjorn Olesen (71) and Jean-Baptiste Gonnet (69) were another shot back.
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Tiger Woods watches a drive early in the third round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. Woods is the co-leader after a 6-under 66.
was just very consistent,” Woods said. “You know, made a couple putts here and there. ... I stayed
FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN — At San Diego, Kyle Stanley overpowered Torrey Pines to open a five-shot lead in the Farmers Insurance Open. About the only regret for Stanley was missing a 4-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole that would have broken the 54-hole tournament record set by Tiger Woods in 1998, before Rees Jones beefed up the South Course for the 2008 U.S. Open. Stanley still managed a 4-under 68, a spot alongside Woods in the record book at 18-under 198 and great position for his first victory. Stanley built a three-shot lead with a birdie on the second hole and was never really challenged on another glorious days along the Pacific bluffs. His lone bogey came on the 12th, when he went just over the green, chipped to 6 feet and missed the putt.
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
Rural girls find consolation thanks to late rally By Rick Peterson
LAWRENCE — Washburn Rural’s girls basketball team finally showed the fight Junior Blues coach Kevin Bordewick has been looking for. The result was a come-from-behind 5348 win over Leavenworth in Saturday’s third-place game of the Firebird Winter Classic. Down nine with two and a half minutes left in regulation and leading scorer and floor leader Erika
Lane on the bench after having fouled out, the Junior Blues roared back behind junior Charly Michaelis to force overtime tied at 43. Rural, which improved to 9-4, then scored the first five points of overtime — three from sophomore Courtney Winkley, two from freshman Paige Cunningham — and the Pioneers got no closer than three points the rest of the way. “Watching Erika go out of the game made us all go, ‘Wow, now
we’ve really got to step up,’ and we stepped up to the challenge today and were able to do it,’’ Michaelis said. With Rural trailing 41-31, Michaelis started Rural’s comeback with a 3-pointer with 2:24 left in regulation. Michaelis canned two more 3-pointers the rest of the way, including a game-tying shot with 50 seconds left. Michaelis added 5 of 6 free throws in the overtime to finish with 21
points, including four 3-pointers. The Rural guard scored 17 points in the fourth quarter and overtime and hit all four of her 3-pointers in the fourth quarter. “My teammates were really helping me be confident and kept pushing me to shoot,’’ Michaelis said. “They got me open and I was just able to knock some down.’’ The Junior Blues also got 16 points and nine rebounds from Winkley and 13 points and nine rebounds
capital city classic
Seaman girls regroup, defeat SM East for third By Rick Peterson
Coming off a tough two-point overtime semifinal loss, Seaman girls basketball coach Steve Alexander wasn’t sure how his Vikings would come back less than 24 hours later. He was pleasantly surprised. The Vikings turned in a solid performance in a 57-45 win over Shawnee Mission East in Saturday’s thirdplace game of the Capital City Classic at Topeka West. “Coming back after a heartbreaking loss, you never know where their minds are going to be and I thought they did a real good job of going out in businesslike fashion and playing hard and getting after them,” Alexander said. Seaman, which improved to 10-3, led 14-13 at the end of the first quarter, but the Vikings broke things open with a 14-2 second quarter. “In the second quarter I thought we played a lot better offensively, moved the ball around and the lead kind of just got a little bit bigger and a little bit bigger,” Alexander said. Seaman, which went on to lead by 18 points early in the fourth quarter, got 17 points — including three 3-pointers — and seven rebounds from senior Kelsey Akin. Shelby Slimmer and Kaylee Lambrecht added 12 and nine points. The Vikings turned in a solid shooting night, shooting 51 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free-throw line. “I thought it was a really good tournament and I think to go 2-1 in it, I feel fortunate and I think we played pretty well,” Alexander said. “I think some young kids got some experience in the games that I think will help us down the stretch in the Centennial League, so I was definitely pleased.” SM East (7-6), which was hurt by 29-percent shooting from the field, was led by Caroline Nick with 15 points. Shannon McGinley and Caroline Dodd added 10 points apiece. TOPEKA HIGH 54, OLATHE NORTH 39 — After losing to powerhouse Wichita Heights in the opening round, Topeka High bounced back to win two straight and take fifth place. “Obviously we knew what we were in for (against Heights), but I thought we showed some good moments against Heights, too,” Topeka High coach Shanna Perine said. “I think we learned some things about taking care of the ball and handling the pressure a little bit better. “I knew after that that we had a chance to win two more games, and I’m just glad that our kids came out and played hard. I’m proud of them.” Topeka High, which improved to 5-7, led Olathe North (5-7) by only a 5-4 count after the end of the first quarter before breaking things open with a 19-7 second quarter. The Trojans, who went on to lead by as many as 23 points, were led by senior Jasmine Benning with 15 points while junior Whitney Brooks added 13 points and three 3-pointers. TOPEKA WEST 56, DERBY 51 — Autura Campbell, a 6-foot-2 junior, scored 37 points, grabbed 22 rebounds and blocked six shots as Topeka West outlasted Derby in the seventhplace game. The game was tied at 33 entering the fourth quarter before Campbell scored 17 points and went 13 of 14 from the free throw line over the final eight minutes. She was 23 of 27 from the line in the game. “I just knew I didn’t want to lose so I was doing whatever I possibly could — making free throws, getting rebounds — so that we wouldn’t lose this game,” Campbell said. Campbell was most proud of her performance at the free-throw line.
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Seaman’s Kelsey Akin scored 17 points Saturday to help the Vikings defeat Shawnee Mission East, 57-45, in the third-place game of the Capital City Classic. “I’ve been struggling this year on free throws, but I’ve been practicing and I was just glad that they went in today,” Campbell said. Campbell, the city’s leading scorer, said that Saturday's win was a big one after Topeka West (5-7) dropped two double-digit decisions in their first two tournament games. “This was a definite confidence-booster going into Tuesday night’s game against Topeka High,” she said. WICHITA HEIGHTS 71, BLUE VALLEY 47 — Top-ranked Wichita Heights overcame a slow start to claim the tournament championship and improve to a perfect 12-0 on the year. All-tournament pick Katie Palmer led Heights with 22 points. Tourney MVP Taylor Chandler added 15 points and Jada Lynch 10. Chandler had six steals as Heights forced 28 turnovers. All-tournament pick MacKenzie Johnson led Blue Valley (9-3) with 17 points. TOPEKA WEST 56, DERBY 51 Derby 10 16 7 18 — 51 Topeka West 8 15 10 23 — 56 Derby (3-9) — Jimenez 2-8 3-4 9, Long 1-5 0-0 2, Greenwood 2-10 0-1 6, Bowens 5-12 4-6 14, Liebst 3-19 3-4 9, Swartz 2-6 2-2 6, Smith 1-1 0-0 3, Benway 0-1 0-0 0, Hansen 0-1 0-0 0, Holcomb 1-2 0-0 2, Carbonell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-65 12-17 51. Topeka West (5-7) — Harris 1-6 1-2 4, Wheat 1-2 0-1 2, Grant 1-5 1-3 3, Cameron 2-8 2-2 6, Campbell 7-19 23-27 37, Ketterman 0-0 0-0 0, Giardina
1-3 0-0 3, Braun 0-0 0-0 0, Copeland 0-5 1-2 1, Jensen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 13-48 28-37 56. 3-point goals — Derby 5 (Jimenez 2, Greenwood 2, Smith), Topeka West 2 (Harris, Giardina). Total fouls — Derby 31, Topeka West 21. Fouled out — Long, Benway, Grant. TOPEKA HIGH 54, OLATHE NORTH 39 Olathe North 4 7 9 19 — 39 Topeka High 5 19 13 17 — 54 Olathe North (5-7) — Sheble 3-4 3-4 9, Leggett 1-8 0-0 2, Christensen 3-9 0-0 7, Haselwood 1-3 3-4 5, Larkin 1-3 2-2 4, Stelting 0-4 0-0 0, Carter 0-0 0-0 0, Prendes 1-1 0-0 2, Wolfe 1-1 0-0 2, Lindsey 0-1 0-0 0, Scantlin 3-5 2-2 8. Totals 14-39 10-12 39. Topeka High (5-7) — Benning 6-14 3-4 15, Brooks 5-9 0-0 13, M. Madden 4-8 0-0 8, Corhn 3-5 0-0 7, Cross 2-3 0-0 4, Martindale 1-4 1-2 3, B. Madden 0-0 3-5 3, Harden 0-5 1-2 1, Cain 0-0 0-0 0, Lee 0-0 0-0 0, Maples 0-1 0-0 0, Meadows 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-49 8-13 54. 3-point goals — Olathe North 1 (Christensen), Topeka High 4 (Brooks 3, Corhn). Total fouls — Olathe North 11, Topeka High 9. Fouled out — none. SEAMAN 57, SM EAST 45 Seaman 14 14 13 16 — 57 SM East 13 2 11 19 — 45 Seaman (10-3) -- Michalski 1-6 3-4 5, Akin 6-7 2-3 17, Diederich 2-8 1-2 5, Slimmer 3-4 6-7 12, Schafer 1-2 1-2 3, Heiniger 0-0 0-0 0, Searcy 1-2 1-2 3, Heald 0-0 0-0 0, Legette 0-1 1-2 1, McMillin 1-2 0-0 2, Lambrecht 3-3 3-3 9. Totals 18-25 18-25 57. SM East (7-6) -- S. McGinley 4-12 0-0 10, Pickell 1-3 0-0 2, Ehly 2-5 4-4 8, Dodd 5-7 0-1 10, Nick 4-24 5-5 15, Norman 0-1 0-2 0, Spradling 0-1 0-0 0, Chao 0-1 0-0 0, E. McGinley 0-2 0-0 0, Ross 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-56 9-11 45. 3-point goals — Seaman 3 (Akin 3), SM East 4 (S. McGinley 2, Nick 2). Total fouls — Seaman 15, SM East 22. Fouled out — S. McGinley. WICHITA HEIGHTS 70, BLUE VALLEY 47 Blue Valley 9 7 11 20 — 47 Wichita Heights 7 20 18 26 — 71 Blue Valley (9-3) — Johnson 2-6 13-15 17, Hanson 2-6 4-5 9, Leathers 2-6 4-5 8, Braithwait 3-6 1-2 7, Geiman 1-14 4-6 6, Hanna 0-0 0-0 0, Carpenter 0-0 0-0 0, Zimmerman 0-1 0-0 0, Burgen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 10-39 26-33 47. Wichita Heights (12-0) — Palmer 9-15 2-4 22, Chandler 4-6 7-9 15, Lynch 4-7 4-6 12, Ivy 2-6 2-2 6, Cyphers 3-3 0-0 6, Marshall 1-5 2-4 4, Brown 1-1 0-0 3, Bowen 1-3 0-0 3, Smallwood 0-0 0-0 0, Horton 0-0 0-0 0, Drury 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-46 17-25 71. 3-point goals — Blue Valley 1 (Hanson), Wichita Heights 4 (Palmer 2, Bowen, Brown). Total fouls — Blue Valley 20, Wichita Heights 25. Fouled out — Hanna, Marshall, Cyphers.
from Lane. Cunningham also ing out in the overtime. grabbed nine boards. Junior Rashayla Mathis added 14 “I thought everybody we had con- points for the Pioneers, who fell to tributed,’’ Bordewick said. “I think we 5-7. decided, ‘We’ve got to dig deep and Washburn Rural 8 9 7 19 10 — 53 Leavenworth 8 11 11 13 5 — 48 fight now because we’re not going to Washburn Rural (9-4) — Weingartner 0-4 0-0 0, Lane 4-13 4-8 13, Michaelis 6-12 5-8 21, Winkley 4-12 8-9 16, like the result. Cunningham 0-1 3-4 3, Dillingham 0-2 0-0 0, Garcia 0-3 Moser 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 14-47 20-31 53. “That is what we’ve been wanting. 0-0 0, Leavenworth (5-7) — Marfield 0-1 0-0 0, Mathis 1-8 10-16 13, Jones 6-17 4-8 19, Wallingford 0-4 0-0 0, BlackI knew it was in them, with or withburn 2-4 3-4 7, Thomas 1-6 1-4 3, Ruble 1-5 1-2 3, Goodout Erika, and they just fought.’’ win 1-3 0-0 3, Covington 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-48 19-34 Leavenworth was led by 6-foot 48. 3-point goals — Washburn Rural 5 (Michaelis 4, Lane), freshman Tashia Jones, who had 19 Leavenworth 5 (Jones 3, Mathis, Goodwin). Total fouls — Washburn Rural 23, Leavenworth 22. Fouled out — Lane, points and 17 rebounds before foul- Jones, Blackburn.
Hutchinson girls tip Highland Park By Brent Maycock
EMPORIA — The turnover woes that crippled Highland Park’s girls Friday weren’t nearly as prevalent when the Scots returned to the floor for Saturday’s third-place game at the Glacier’s Edge Invitational. That’s not to say, however, that they still weren’t a problem. After committing a whopping 32 turnovers in the semifinal loss Friday, the Scots cut that number nearly in half against Hutchinson on Saturday. But almost half of Highland Park’s turnovers came during a sixminute stretch in the first half that allowed Hutchinson to take control on its way to a 53-40 victory over the Scots. “I thought our effort was good tonight, but there were a couple stretches where it just didn’t go our way,” Highland Park coach Tim Barber said. “But we never got our heads down and we kept fighting.” Highland Park wound up fourth at the tournament, losing to two 6A teams that have combined for a 19-5 record this season. “These were some really good teams we lost to, good 6A teams,” Barber said. “They were disciplined with good coaching and good fundamentals. I thought we came up here and competed well, except for some stretches.” The decisive stretch came right after Destini Gillian had buried a 3-pointer to pull the Scots within 1612 early in the second quarter. It was second trey of the half for Gillian and third for the Scots overall as they did their best to free up the Salthawks’ collapsing defense on Scot standout Shanise Brooks. After the 3-pointer, however, the Scots got sloppy again. Highland Park’s next four possessions ended in turnovers and after Delores Smith hit a 3-pointer, the Scots turned it over on four of their next five possessions. Hutchinson took full advantage of Highland Park’s miscues. The Salthawks engineered a 12-3 run that opened up a 28-15 halftime lead, scoring nine of the points off Scot turnovers. Nearly as big of a problem as those turnovers was the defense Hutch threw up against Brooks. With 6-footers Taylor Mayes and Bri Starks taking turns and sometimes sharing duties on Brooks, they hounded her into an 0-of-6 performance from the floor and one point in the opening half. Brooks wound up with a teamhigh 14 points and 10 rebounds, but got 11 of her points in the final quarter after Hutchinson expanded its lead to 43-21 by the end of the third quarter. Shelby Morford paced Hutchinson (9-3) with 19 points, making three 3-pointers in the first quarter and four in the game. Mayes added 11 points. “I’m never happy with a loss, but I was pleased with the effort,” Barber said. “It was a lot better (than Friday) and that was something I wanted to
see, how we would respond after that game.” SHAWNEE HEIGHTS 38, GREAT BEND 35 — The T-Birds avoided going winless at the tourney, holding off Great Bend in the final minute for the victory. Heights led 32-26 entering the final quarter but saw the Panthers pull within one on a Morgan Harwood bucket with 25 seconds left. But Bailey Wells made two free throws to restore a three-point TBird lead and Great Bend’s potential game-tying 3-pointer was well off the mark. Danielle Poblarp led Heights (310) with 11 points and Harwood scored 20 to lead all scorers. WICHITA NORTHWEST 65, EMPORIA 59, 2OT — Down nine in the fourth quarter of the fifthplace game, Emporia rallied to force overtime and even had a shot to win it in regulation. Whitney Wilhite scored with less than 15 seconds left to tie it at 47 and was fouled but couldn’t convert the free throw to win it. Northwest didn’t get off a shot, sending the game to overtime. Emporia got a chance to win it at the end of the first overtime, but Brianna Knight’s running banker at the buzzer crawled off. In the second overtime, Northwest put the game away at the free-throw line, making 6 of 10 to close out the Spartans. Knight had a huge game for Emporia, scoring 29 points, 18 of them coming in the fourth quarter and extra periods. Wilhite added a careerhigh 14 points. Cassidy Harbert led Northwest with 24 points and Sausha McPherson added 19. OLATHE SOUTH 56, MAIZE 49 — Megan Balcom put undefeated and No. 2 South on her shoulders in the third quarter to break open a back-and-forth championship game. After No. 4 Maize grabbed a 29-28 lead to start the second half, Balcom nailed four 3-pointers in the third quarter to help the Falcons build a 45-36 lead by the end of the period. Maize pulled as close as 48-43 with 3:56 to play and had two 3-point attempts to get closer but missed both. Balcom connected seven times from 3-point range for a game-high 21 points and Kylee Kopatich added 14 for South (12-0), while Maize (102) was led by 17 points from Jurnee Reid and 16 from Keiryn Swenson. HUTCHINSON 53, HIGHLAND PARK 40 Highland Park 9 6 6 19 — 40 Hutchinson 16 12 15 10 — 53 Highland Park (9-4) — Ray 2-9 0-0 6, Smith 1-1 2-2 5, Talbert 1-8 0-0 2, Gillian 3-6 0-0 8, Brooks 5-13 3-8 14, Keith 1-2 0-0 2, White 0-0 0-0 0, Ross 1-1 1-2 3, Cazier 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-41 6-12 40. Hutchinson (9-3) — Engweiler 1-4 0-3 2, Small 2-5 3-4 8, Shelby Morford 5-10 5-5 19, Mayes 4-8 3-4 11, Starks3-10 2-3 8, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Shea Morford 0-1 1-2 1, Long 0-2 2-2 2, Reiser 0-1 0-0 0, Schrock 0-1 2-2 2, Wolab 0-0 0-0 0, Rothe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 15-42 18-25 53. 3-pointers — Highland Park 6-16 (Ray 2-7, Gillian 2-5, Brooks 1-1, Smith 1-1, Keith 0-1, Cazier 0-1); Hutchinson 5-12 (Shelby Morford 4-7, Small 1-3, Engweiler 0-2). Total fouls — Highland Park 22, Hutchinson 16. Fouled out — Highland Park: Smith. SHAWNEE HEIGHTS 38, GREAT BEND 35 Shawnee Heights 8 14 10 6 — 38 Great Bend 9 8 9 9 — 35 Shawnee Heights (3-10) — Poblarp 3 3-4 11, H. Brun 1 2-4 4, Wells 1 4-4 6, Morgan 2 1-2 6, Pierce 2 1-1 5, Kennedy 0 0-2 0, Wittman 0 2-4 2, Tucker 0 0-0 0, Hecker 1 2-3 4. Totals 10 15-24 38. Great Bend (1-12) — Cruse 0 0-0 0, Henning 0 1-2 1, Kutina 2 2-4 6, Mauler 3 0-0 8, Harwood 9 2-3 20, Schneider 0 0-0 0, Basye 0 0-0 0, Doll 0 0-0 0, Steuder 0 0-0 0, Crosby 0 0-0 0, Unruh 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 5-9 35. 3-pointers — Heights 3 (Poblarp 2, Morgan 1); Great Bend 2 (Mauler 2). Total fouls — Heights 11, Great Bend 19. Fouled out — none.
Olpe girls have easy time claiming 7th straight LCL tournament By Brent Maycock
EMPORIA — Over the past couple of seasons, some of the biggest tests Olpe’s girls have had have come from Lyon County League rival Waverly. So heading into Saturday night’s league tournament championship game, Olpe coach Jesse Nelson was at least a little leery of facing a Bulldog team looking to avenge last year’s 29-point title-tilt loss. “They’re a very strong team and they like to keep the score low,” Nelson said. “We really felt like it was important for us that we played well early.” Uhh, you could say that happened and whatever concerns Nelson may have had, however, his team quickly put to ease. Olpe
opened the championship game with a 19-0 run and kept the foot on the gas on its way to a 60-26 throttling of the Bulldogs. The tournament title was the seventh straight for the Eagles and 10th in the last 11 years with the lone exception a loss to, yep, Waverly in the 2005 championship game. “That’s the best we’ve come out all year,” senior guard Kendyl McDougald said. “We knew we had to come out strong against them and that was our goal. We were pretty confident coming in and we just got up and went.” Waverly (13-2), which lost to Olpe just 43-36 in December for its only other defeat, showed its true form in the second half and outscored the Eagles in the third quarter. But it wasn’t nearly enough to overcome
the dreadful first half. Ashley Romig finished with 13 points and Meader added eight, but only three Bulldogs scored and Waverly finished with almost as many turnovers (23) as shot attempts (27). “They’ve got a good team and they’re ranked No. 1 in 2A for a reason,” Waverly coach Dennis Tyson said. “We’re not bad, but we just didn’t show it tonight.” Kendyl McDougald topped all scorers with 20 points, while Elena Flott added 14 for the Eagles, who improved to 11-0 on the season. The victory also moved Nelson within two wins of tying Natoma’s John Locke for the most in state history. Locke had 731 and Nelson is at 729. LEBO BOYS 67, MADISON 51 — It wasn’t like the Lebo boys were in a funk coming into the Lyon
County League Tournament, bringing a 6-3 mark into tourney play. But the Wolves weren’t exactly playing the kind of ball they expected, having lost three of their previous five games. “A couple weeks ago, we really started talking about what we needed to do, what kind of team we wanted to be,” Lebo coach Kurt Bangle said. “They’ve taken that to heart.” Boy has Lebo. After stifling Waverly 46-34 in Friday’s semifinals, the Wolves clamped down on Madison in the second half of Saturday’s championship game to erase a sixpoint halftime deficit to run away with a 67-41 victory. The tourney title was the first for the Wolves since winning back-toback crowns in 2005-06 and included wins over the league’s regular-
season co-champions on half. Schankie scored 20 to lead consecutive nights. Madison. Tanner Bybee added 10. LEBO BOYS 67, MADISON 51 “I’ve seen this team before and I Lebo 18 11 19 19 — 67 21 14 7 9 — 51 think we’re starting to show what we Madison Lebo — A. Holmes 2-7 0-0 4, Robke 4-6 1-1 9, Barker can do and what we are capable of,” 9-11 4-4 22, White 7-16 2-2 21, Madsen 0-1 0-0 0, Davies 2-2 2, Weiss 0-2 6-6 6, G. Holmes 1-1 0-0 2, Gould 0-0 Bangle said. “We just haven’t played 0-0 0-0 0, Milota 0-0 0-0 0, Jarvis 0-0 0-0 0, Walford 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 23-44 16-17 67. that way for awhile. We’ve really Madison — Schankie 7-17 4-4 20, Williams 3-10 0-0 picked it up on the defensive side 9, Kile 2-6 2-2 7, Bybee 5-9 0-2 10, Smith 0-3 1-2 1, Der1-1 0-0 2, West 0-1 2-2 2, Shaw 0-0 0-0 0, Woodie and I’ve been so proud of that the ryberry 0-0 0-0 0, Beitz 0-1 0-0 0, Alvarez 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-48 9-12 51. past two nights. That’s what wins 3-pointers — Lebo 5-14 (White 5-11, Robke 0-2, Weiss championships.” 0-1); Madison 6-15 (Williams 3-8, Schankie 2-4, Kile 1-2). Total fouls — Lebo 16, Madison 15. Fouled out — none. The Wolves opened the second OLPE GIRLS 60, WAVERLY 26 2 3 13 8 — 26 half with an 11-3 spurt to grab their Waverly Olpe 23 9 9 19 — 60 first lead on Austin Holmes’ layup Waverly (13-2) — Graham 2-3 1-1 5, Romig 6-13 1-3 13, Meader 3-9 1-2 8, Zilliox 0-0 0-0 0, Lee 0-2 0-0 0, and after Madison tied it with a Kole Chapman 0-0 0-0 0, Clarkson 0-0 0-1 0, H. Blackbourn 0-0 Schankie basket, Trevor White bur- 0-0 0, Fisher 0-0 0-0 0, Fugitt 0-0 0-0 0, K. Blackbourn 0-0 0-0 00, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 11-27 3-7 26. ied a 3-pointer and Tyson Robke Olpe (11-0) — Ke. McDougald 7-13 2-2 20, Haag 3-8 7, Flott 6-7 1-2 14, Samuels 1-5 0-0 2, Benton 0-2 0-0 converted a three-point play to put 1-2 0, Redeker 2-5 0-0 4, Scheidegger 0-0 1-2 1, Ka. McDougald 2-3 0-0 5, Spellman 2-4 0-0 4, Barnard 1-2 0-0 3, Vogts Lebo up for good. 0-0 0-0 0, Garretson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-49 5-8 60. White added 21 to back Thadd 3-point goals — Waverly 1-6 (Meader 1-4, Romig 0-1, 0-1); Olpe 7-12 (Ke. McDougald 4-5, Flott 1-1, Ka. McBarker’s 22 points, and the Wolves Lee Dougald 1-1, Barnard 1-2, Samuels 0-3). Total fouls — Wamade 13 of 20 shots in the second verly 7, Olpe 12. Fouled out — none.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
Martin, Cats miss chance to move up
Kansas reserves fall short vs. ISU Self: ‘We’re not
By Grant Guggisberg
getting much from our bench at all’
MANHATTAN — As Rodney McGruder’s long 3-pointer clanged off the rim while the final buzzer sounded, it was easy to find disappointed faces inside Bramlage Coliseum on Saturday. Turnovers and bad offense let another home game get away from the Wildcats, who have now provided two of Oklahoma’s three league wins on the season. Perhaps no one was more disappointed than K-State coach Frank Martin. When a reporter’s cell phone, which was being used as a recorder and sitting in front of Martin during postgame interviews, lit up with a new text message, Martin glanced at it. The message read, “That was discouraging.” Martin asked if anyone knew the young woman who sent the message, then gave his reply. “You can tell her I’m discouraged,” he said. That about sums up K-State’s current situation in the Big 12 after the 63-60 loss Saturday. After trending upward in the league standings the last three games, the loss to OU puts the Wildcats squarely in the middle of the pack, with a tough road game against Iowa State coming Tuesday. “If you want to compete for a conference championship, you can’t lose at home,” Martin said. “We had a great opportunity today to solidify ourselves in the top third part of the league somewhere, and we gave it away.” Lon Kruger’s Oklahoma squad has been competitive in league games this season, but hasn’t had many wins accompany that effort, especially on the road. Needless to say, most teams looking to win a league title won’t lose to the Sooners at all, much less twice. The Wildcats didn’t respond well to OU’s physicality, which showed in its 20 turnovers. Martin was not happy with his point guard play, as Angel Rodriguez and Martavious Irving struggled with turnovers all night and Will Spradling continued to struggle while trying to shoot through his recent slump. “Our turnovers aren’t aggressive turnovers — they’re careless, passive turnovers that lead to easy
By Jayson Jenks
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Oklahoma’s Steven Pledger hit 11 of 17 shots Saturday.
points,” Martin said. “That’s a problem.”
Pledger notches 30 Oklahoma guard Steven Pledger provided nearly half of the Sooners’ offense Saturday, finishing with 30 points. Aside from a cold stretch to start the second half, he made shots at an incredible clip against a Wildcat defense that had been good recently. “He was just catching the ball wherever he wanted to and getting open looks,” McGruder said. “You can’t let a shooter do that. You have to make his catches hard.” After allowing 50 percent shooting in the first half, K-State’s defense forced some OU misses and helped the Wildcats climb back into the game. But while the rest of the Sooner offense struggled in the second half, Pledger kept right on shooting, leading his team down the stretch.
Former players honored Part of former player and coach Lon Kruger’s homecoming surrounded K-State’s annual alumni event, which featured 49 former players and coaches, all of whom were honored at halftime. In addition to the former players, the K-State football team was on hand. The squad received a similar ovation as the basketball players, after which quarterback Collin Klein addressed the fans briefly.
Charges aplenty The Wildcats picked up a season-high six charges against the Sooners, but also committed three of their own. Jamar Samuels drew three charges to lead the way for K-State.
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“It meant a lot to me,’’ admitted OU point guard Sam Grooms. “You come back here, where he played, in a big-time environment, you want to win for him so he has a little bit of bragging rights. I know he said we didn’t know about it, but I knew about it.’’ With a game-high seven assists, Grooms also knew about getting the ball to Pledger. The 6-foot-4 junior went 11-for17, including 4-for-7 from behind the arc, while falling just one point short of the season-high he recorded against Houston. The 30-point performance matched the seasonbest against the Cats, which West Virginia’s Kevin Jones previously achieved in double-overtime. Asked what K-State (15-5, 4-4) could have done to limit Pledger, junior guard Rodney McGruder made it sound simpler than it looked. “Make his touches harder,’’ said McGruder, who finished with a team-high 19 points. “He was catching the ball where he wanted it.’’ Open, too. But then, the Sooners often ran crisp plays, scoring particularly well out of timeouts. It almost seemed as if Kruger knew a little something extra about K-State as he boosted his career record against the Cats to 4-2 with a third straight win. “I don’t think (historical knowledge) has anything to do it,’’ K-State coach Frank Martin said. “I know what he does too. We just didn’t get it done.’’ Not when his team committed 20 turnovers Martin termed as “careless.’’ At home, no less. Before a packed house that was cordial to Kruger, but made sure to boo any extended conversations with the officials. K-State overcame a 10-point second-half deficit to go up 44-42 on two free throws by Will Spradling
OKLAHOMA 63, KANSAS STATE 60
OU MIN FG FT R A Fitzgerald 26 1-7 1-2 1 2 Osby 37 2-9 5-7 3 0 Grooms 37 1-8 2-2 4 7 Pledger 33 11-17 4-4 5 1 Clark 28 5-9 1-3 6 1 Blair 20 0-2 2-2 2 5 Washington 17 2-3 0-0 3 0 Neal 2 0-0 0-0 1 0 Team 4 Totals 200 22-55 15-20 29 16
K-STATE MIN FG FT R A Samuels 30 3-6 3-4 8 2 Gipson 7 0-0 0-0 1 0 Rodriguez 16 4-10 1-2 2 2 McGruder 39 6-14 6-6 2 2 Spradling 34 2-10 2-2 3 2 Irving 25 1-5 0-0 3 2 Henriquez 21 3-3 3-4 6 0 Ojeleye 14 2-2 0-0 2 1 Diaz 12 0-1 0-0 5 0 Southwell 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 Team 1 Totals 200 21-51 15-18 33 11
T 2 3 1 3 2 1 0 2
F TP 5 3 4 9 1 4 4 30 1 11 2 2 4 4 0 0
14 21 63 T 4 1 4 1 2 5 1 0 2 0
F TP 2 9 0 0 5 10 1 19 1 6 4 3 4 9 0 4 3 0 0 0
20 20 60
Oklahoma (13-7, 3-5) 34 29 — 63 Kansas State (15-5, 4-4) 28 32 — 60 3-point goals — Oklahoma 4-9 (Pledger 4-7, Grooms 0-1, Blair 0-1), Kansas State 3-17 (McGruder 1-6, Rodriguez 1-3, Irving 1-2, Spradling 0-5, Samuels 0-1). Blocked shots — Oklahoma 3 (Osby 2, Blair), Kansas State 3 (Samuels 2, McGruder). Technical fouls — none. Officials — Randall, Davis, Smith. Attendance — 12,528.
with 10:55 left. The Cats still led 5149 at the 5:43 mark when Martavious Irving ended a string of eight misses in a row by K-State from 3-point range. The inability to connect from behind the arc, however, was reflected in 3-for-17 shooting and punctuated at the buzzer. That was when McGruder got a nice look, despite Kruger’s intentions to have his team foul. But the shot bounded off, ending a threegame win streak that had K-State jockeying for position in the Big 12 race. “We dug a hole, then we battled and battled, but you can’t lose at home,’’ Martin said. The possibility exists, however, to win your homecoming. “Important, but I did not think that much about it,’’ Kruger said. “The players are not aware of where I went to school, so it is insignificant. But it was nice to see a lot of friends, a lot of faces that are very familiar and very friendly.’’
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Iowa State guard Chris Babb celebrates with fans Saturday following the Cyclones’ 72-64 victory against Kansas. Babb hit a key 3-pointer late in the game to help secure the win.
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fended him. White scored eight straight points in the final five share of influential possessions, but it’s also the right minutes as Iowa State scored on five of six possesone. sions and took an eight-point lead. White finished When the score tightened in the final minutes, the with 18 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Jayhawks didn’t get defensive rebounds. They missed “We felt like we kind of had to pick our poison,” KU an open layup, and they couldn’t get stops late. They guard Tyshawn Taylor said. “It felt like if we tried to made all those plays just last trap him, they made a shot. If we week, in a one-possession win at IOWA STATE 72, laid off and stayed on the shootTexas, but Iowa State is better ers, he got to the rack.” #5 KANSAS 64 than Texas. The dagger came in a sequence KANSAS MIN FG FT R A T F TP And Hilton Coliseum, dormant Robinson 34 5-11 3-4 7 0 5 4 13 with less than two minutes left. Withey 28 4-5 2-2 6 0 3 4 10 for a few years, returned with its Taylor Down five, Elijah Johnson turned 35 6-11 3-6 1 10 2 3 16 Johnson 4-6 0-1 1 3 4 4 10 magic to hand KU its first confer- Releford 34 the ball over, and Iowa State’s 40 3-5 2-3 2 4 0 3 10 14 1-7 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 ence loss of the year and its first Teahan Chris Babb clipped off a 3-pointYoung 10 1-5 0-0 2 0 0 0 2 against Iowa State since 2004. er moments later that sealed the Wesley 5 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 “When teams come out and Tharpe win. Lindsay 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 play harder,” KU guard Travis Rel- Juenemann 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Here’s the thing, though: Iowa 4 eford said, “things are going to go Team State didn’t play all that well, eiTotals 200 24-50 10-16 23 18 15 23 64 their way.” ther. The Cyclones grabbed 13 IOWA ST. MIN FG FT R A T F TP 40 3-7 0-0 3 1 0 1 7 This is a point Self has empha- Babb more rebounds than KU, but they Ejim 27 4-9 6-8 8 1 7 2 15 22 1-2 0-0 0 0 4 3 3 sized all year. If the Jayhawks play Allen turned it over 19 times. Christphrson 36 2-7 9-10 4 3 1 1 14 with energy — turned up and White When near equals clash in the 36 6-11 6-11 9 5 6 2 18 22 2-4 3-3 6 1 0 2 8 playing with fire — they’re capa- McGee Big 12, history has shown that the Booker 17 2-5 1-2 4 0 1 3 7 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 ble of hanging with anyone. If Railey game isn’t decided as much by Team 2 they don’t, they look pedestrian. Totals 200 20-45 25-34 36 11 19 14 72 flash or smooth offensive posses34 30 — 64 Playing in their first hostile at- Kansas (17-4, 7-1 Big 12) sions, but defensive grit, reIowa State (15-6, 5-3) 37 35 — 72 mosphere of the year, the Jay3-point goals — KU 6-17 (Johnson 2-3, Releford 2-3, bounding and one-on-one plays. hawks lost decidedly in the unof- Teahan 1-6, Taylor 1-3, Robinson 0-1, Young 0-1), ISU 7-17 “Those are all man plays,” (Booker 2-4, Babb 1-4, Ejim 1-2, Allen 1-2, Christopherson ficial category of 1-2, McGee 1-2, White 0-1). Withey said. “It’s tough to lose Blocked shots — KU 3 (Robinson, Withey, Releford), hustle-and-toughness plays. that way.” ISU 1 (Allen). Technical fouls — none. “Our team is pretty good if we The Jayhawks found themOfficials — Olson, George, Maxwell. get 70 percent of the 50-50 balls,” selves on comfortable ground afAttendance — 14,376. Self said. “And if we don’t, we’re ter halftime. Despite a lack of a not very good. We get average real fast.” standout day from any individual, KU held a six-point With eight minutes left, Kansas and Iowa State lead four minutes into the second half. stood eye to eye, tied at 53. It was the exact scenario But in a game decided by toughness plays late, in a Self had hoped for before the game. His team had its man’s game where KU lost on the boards and on the shot. floor, the Jayhawks were left only with their missed But the Cyclones finally remembered they had a chances. 6-foot-8, 270-pound human mismatch named Royce “If we would have just controlled the boards and White. And White finally remembered that he had an got some 50-50s,” Releford said, “we probably would edge in strength or quickness regardless of who de- have had control of the game.”
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“It’s a horrible feeling,” center Jeff Withey said. “You never want that to happen.” It happens, though, and was bound to happen to this team eventually. No one thought KU would go 18-0 in the Big 12, even after the Jayhawks ripped off seven straight wins to open conference play. The game felt significant for both sides — especially the Cyclones, who haven’t beaten the Jayhawks at home since 2004 — but it doesn’t change anything substantial about the Big 12 picture. The Jayhawks, 17-4 and 7-1 in league play, are still the only team you’d trust with an even-money bet, though their grip on the Big 12 is looser than it was 48 hours ago. “We knew this wasn’t going to be an undefeated team in the Big 12,” guard Travis Releford said. “But when we’ve got control of it, we need to take advantage of it, especially on away games. Those are the biggest part of winning the Big 12.” This game only becomes problematic if KU experiences similar distress in Columbia, Manhattan and Waco. Those trips all come in the next three weeks, which is why coach Bill Self described Saturday as the true start of KU’s conference schedule. “We’ve played good teams so far, but we haven’t played the schedule as hard as what we’re getting ready to play,” Self said. “We didn’t get off to a great start.” The atmosphere KU experienced at Iowa State is closer to Mizzou Arena or Bramlage Coliseum than the mausoleum at USC or the fair-weather crowd at Texas. The Jayhawks will need to handle hostility
better than they did Saturday, but losing in Ames might not be the worst thing for KU’s season. “We’ve got to tighten some things up,” Self said. “Sometimes through a loss you can do some things and get their attention more than when you win ugly.” The Jayhawks have flaws, though it didn’t take a loss to Iowa State to reveal them. Self will be coaching around a thin bench all season, and KU’s offense has a tendency to slip out of gear if Tyshawn Taylor and Thomas Robinson aren’t at their best. Saturday, the Cyclones played like a team that was playing Kansas, crashing the glass and scrambling for every loose ball. KU, meanwhile, looked like a team that was playing Iowa State — not disinterested, exactly, but not razor sharp, either. Even then, the Jayhawks had a six-point lead in the second half, and it was still a one-possession game with 2:30 to play. It took eight straight points from Royce White and a 3-pointer to beat the shot clock from Chris Babb for Iowa State to take control, the kind of run home teams sometimes make. “I thought Iowa State was so much better down the stretch,” Self said. Losing to Iowa State doesn’t change KU’s status as the Big 12 front-runner, but it does put more value on stealing wins at Missouri, K-State or Baylor, where fans will be eager to duplicate the scene that unfolded Saturday in Ames. “This was our first true road game with a good crowd, good atmosphere,” Taylor said. “We’re going to be seeing that from now on.” Austin Meek can be reached at email@example.com.
AMES, Iowa — Kansas forward Kevin Young knows what happened. He understands that in a closely contested conference game, in a hostile environment, the bench simply didn’t do enough in a 72-64 loss at Iowa State on Saturday. “We didn’t get any rebounds,” Young said. “We had like two rebounds off the bench or something like that. And we didn’t make shots. We need to do that if we want to contribute to the team.” The Jayhawks may have had the bigger stars Saturday, but Iowa State had the deeper bench. For the fourth straight game, KU’s bench scored fewer than eight points. This time, the bench scored five points — two from Young and a 3-pointer from Conner Teahan. The bench also grabbed only two rebounds. Even before the season, depth served as one of KU’s most glaring holes. And while it hasn’t haunted the Jayhawks much this year, a lack of depth certainly hurt Saturday. The reality, though, is that the problem is only coming to the surface because KU lost. Still, Iowa State received eight points from reserve guard Tyrus McGee and seven from Anthony Booker; KU’s bench was more or less a space-filler. When asked if he needed more from his bench, Self didn’t hesitate. “I think that would be affirmative,” he said. “We’re not getting much at all. We’re playing guys too many minutes, but we’re not getting much from our bench at all.” Four of Kansas’ starters average more than 30 minutes per game, and only Teahan averages more than 15 minutes off the bench. Teahan, in particular, has struggled lately. He made 1 of 7 shots against Iowa State, including 1 of 6 from 3-point range. He is 6 of his last 29 from 3-point range. Young went 1 of 5 shooting, including missing a handful of jump shots. “I shoot 100 of those a day,” Young said. “There’s no excuse why I can’t make that shot.”
Robinson sped up Player of the year candidate Thomas Robinson never found his footing against Iowa State. Robinson scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds, both below his season averages. He also turned it over five times on travel violations. “I’m just not playing my game,” Robinson said. “I’m speeding up again and not taking my time. I’m just not playing the same right now.” Robinson once again faced a swarming defense, but he also missed a handful of easy shots. With five minutes left and KU down five, Robinson went up for a dunk instead of a layup and lost control of the ball.
Outrebounded again Iowa State grabbed eight more rebounds than Kansas in the first meeting between the teams. The Cyclones outrebounded the Jayhawks once again Saturday, holding a 13-rebound advantage. Iowa State had 11 offensive rebounds on 25 missed shots.
White a mismatch Fred Hoiberg's background in the NBA makes him the ideal coach to harness the mismatch created by forward Royce White, Self said. "He coaches a bad matchup as well as anybody in the country could, because that’s how they do it in the league," Self said. White had a full stat line Saturday, finishing with 18 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 turnovers. He scored all but four of those points in the second half. "Obviously Jeff (Withey) and Thomas had their problems with him in the second half," Self said.
Tip-ins n Iowa State snapped a 13-game losing streak against KU dating to Feb. 19, 2005. n The win was Iowa State's first against KU in Ames since Jan. 31, 2004, and the first home win against a top-five team since 1995, when the Cyclones beat No. 3 KU. n Official Darron George injured his wrist when fans stormed the court after the game but didn't require hospital treatment.
The Capital-Journal's Austin Meek contributed to this report.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
Blues better on both ends Schultz delivers 16 points, defense on MIAA’s top scorer By Ken Corbitt
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Stevi Schultz has made her reputation in the MIAA as a 3-point shooter and scorer, but there is much more to her game. Schultz got her points Saturday, but her defense and rebounding were vital in No. 14 Washburn’s 6055 victory at Missouri Western. She scored 16 points, five above her average, and played tough defense against Jessica Koch, the MIAA’s leading scorer. Koch scored 21, two under her average, but shot 8 of 21 overall and 2 of 7 on 3-pointers. “I didn’t hold her to low points, but I'm happy,” Schultz said. “It’s good to hold her to 8 of 21. That’s a pretty low percentage.” Schultz was only slightly upset with her total of nine rebounds,
falling one shy of a double-double. “I hate when I get nine,” said Schultz, a first team All-MIAA selection last year. Lady Blues coach Ron McHenry couldn’t find fault in the senior guard’s performance. “Stevi, for a not very athletic kid, will fight the fight,” McHenry said. “Koch can drive downhill on you and she can shoot the 3. Stevi made her shoot tough shots. “Stevi did a good job on defense and still got her points. It’s hard when you’re guarding one of the top players in the country and still do a good job scoring yourself.” Schultz scored 14 of her 16 points in the first half, and Ebonie Williams scored 19 points, 14 in the second half, with seven rebounds. “It was good to get Ebonie going in the second half because my shots stopped falling,” Schultz said.
“She stepped up.” Washburn (18-3, 11-1 MIAA) led 28-24 at the end of a sloppy first half in which both teams shot barely over 30 percent and combined for 17 turnovers. The difference was Schultz, who scored 14 points with three 3-pointers while limiting Koch to nine points on 4-of-11 shooting (1 of 6 on 3-pointers). The Lady Blues opened an eightpoint early in the second half but the Griffons (5-13, 3-10 MIAA) scored eight straight to pull into a 37-37 tie on a basket by Koch. Washburn came right back with three consecutive baskets, two by Williams and one by Sierra Moeller for a 43-37 lead with 9:34 to play. Washburn wouldn’t score again for 4½ minutes but retained a onepoint lead with Koch scoring five points for Western. Moeller broke
WU’s scoring drought then Brittney Lynch scored — both missed a free throw on a three-point play opportunity — to make it 47-42 with 4:36 remaining. The Lady Blues moved in front by eight points on 3-pointers by Laura Kinderknecht and Williams and held on for their ninth straight victory, never letting the lead slip under three points despite making only 3 of 7 free throws in the final 45 seconds. “It wasn’t pretty but I’ve been here with good teams and they just beat us up,��� McHenry said. “I don’t know if it’s their style or that we don’t match up, but I was worried coming up here. “We didn’t play as clean as we’d like but we fought and got some stops when we had to. We did a good job guarding them without fouling a lot.”
WU MIN FG FT R A Williams 37 8-17 0-1 7 2 Schultz 37 4-11 5-9 9 2 Kinderknecht 28 3-10 0-0 2 3 Moeller 28 4-6 0-2 4 2 Lombardino 19 1-2 1-2 5 1 Lynch 22 2-4 0-3 7 0 Lassley 12 0-3 0-0 3 1 George 7 1-3 0-0 2 0 Buchman 5 0-1 0-0 0 0 Elliott 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 McMullin 2 0-0 0-0 1 0 Team 6 Totals 200 23-58 6-17 46 11 MW MIN FG FT R A Koch 38 8-21 3-4 9 2 Bell 37 6-10 0-1 5 1 Stone 35 4-7 4-4 1 0 Schoonover 18 1-4 0-0 0 0 Noble 25 0-0 0-0 3 4 Casady 25 0-2 6-8 4 3 Saxen 14 0-3 0-2 4 0 Romdenne 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 Mgbike 3 0-2 0-0 0 0 Mercer 1 0-1 0-0 0 0 Team 5 Totals 200 19-50 13-19 31 10
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18 19 60 T 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0
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12 17 55
Washburn (18-3, 11-1 MIAA) 28 32 — 60 Missouri Western (5-13, 3-10) 24 31 — 55 3-point goals — WU 8-21 (Schultz 3-7, Williams 3-6, Kinderknecht 2-5, Lassley 0-2, Buchman 0-1), MWSU 4-17 (Koch 2-7, Bell 1-3, Schoonover 1-2, Saxen 0-3, Casady 0-1, Mercer 0-1). Blocked shots — WU 5 (George 2, Williams, Moeller, Lombardino), MWSU 3 (Koch, Stone, Noble). Technical fouls — none. Officials — Edwards, Wiggins, Oswald. Attendance — 1,417.
Griner, Bears top Kansas
big 12 hoops No. 2 Missouri holds off Tech COLUMBIA, Mo. — Kim English scored 19 points in the first half, Marcus Denmon added 13 after the break and No. 2 Missouri had just enough to avoid a second straight upset with a shaky 63-50 victory over Texas Tech. Jaye Crockett had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Ty Nurse scored 13 for Texas Tech (7-13, 0-8 Big 12), which shaved a 15-point deficit to seven on Clark Lammert’s 3-pointer off the glass at the shot-clock buzzer with 2:36 to go. Missouri (19-2, 6-2) finished with six straight points, including Ricardo Ratliffe’s dunk in transition with a minute left after English blocked a shot and then saved the ball from going out of bounds. English had 22 points, Denmon scored 19 despite 4-for-15 shooting and Phil Pressey matched his career best with 12 assists. Missouri remained unbeaten at home, three days after an upset loss at Oklahoma State. The Tigers’ first 11 home victories had been by an average of 27 points. #6 BAYLOR 76, TEXAS 71 — At Waco, Texas, Perry Jones III scored 22 points and grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds, Pierre Jackson hit the go-ahead 3-pointer and Baylor withstood a second-half rally to beat Texas. Baylor (19-2, 6-2 Big 12) led by 12 early in the second half before J’Covan Brown led a charge that helped the Longhorns tie the game. Jackson’s 3-pointer gave the Bears a 69-66 lead with 2:36 left, and they hit seven free throws down the stretch to seal the victory. Brown scored 20 of his 32 points in the second half for Texas (13-8, 3-5), but he missed a 3-point attempt with 10 seconds left that would have tied it. The Longhorns have lost four of five. Quincy Miller had 18 points for the Bears, who are 6-2 in conference play for the first time since 1986-87. Quincy Acy added 10 points and 10 rebounds. Texas A&M 76, Oklahoma State 61 — At College Station, Texas, Elston Turner scored 23 points as injury-depleted Texas A&M beat Oklahoma State. David Loubeau added 13 points for the Aggies (12-8, 3-5 Big 12), who led by a point at halftime and never trailed in the second half. Texas A&M was without second-leading scorer Khris Middleton, who missed his second straight game, and point guard Dash Harris, who didn’t play after injuring his right foot Monday against Kansas. Markel Brown’s 19 points led Oklahoma State (10-11, 3-5) which wasn’t able to build on Wednesday’s 79-72 upset of secondranked Missouri. Texas A&M led by seven points with about 10 minutes remaining. The Associated Press
LADY BLUES 60, MO. WESTERN 55
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With teammate Branshea Brown at her right, Kansas State’s Brittany Chambers pumps her fist during the second half Saturday at Oklahoma State. Chambers scored 29 points in a 67-56 win.
Chambers carries K-State past O-State
From staff reports STILLWATER, Okla. — Brittany Chambers scored 29 points and had 10 rebounds to lead the Kansas State women to a 67-56 Big 12 road victory Saturday at Oklahoma State. Chambers hit five 3-pointers and made all six of her free-throw attempts in the final 90 seconds. It was her third double-double this season. Tasha Dickey added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Wildcats, who improved to 14-6 overall and 5-3 in the Big 12. Dickey made three 3-pointers as K-State finished with 11 3s for the game, including seven in the first half to stake the Wildcats to an 11-point halftime lead. Tiffany Bias scored 21 to lead Oklahoma State (125, 4-4 Big 12).
Chambers hit back-to-back 3-pointers and a layup to spark a 22-5 run that gave K-State a 26-point lead with 12 minutes remaining. Oklahoma State rallied to get within six points with 1:19 remaining, but Bias fouled out and Chambers and Dickey made 7 of 8 free throws to close it out. KANSAS STATE (14-6, 5-3) Childs 1-5 0-1 2, Brown 2-6 0-2 4, Chambers 9-19 6-6 29, Dickey 4-12 4-6 15, White 1-3 2-2 5, Woods 1-3 4-4 7, Caron 2-4 0-0 5, Chisholm 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-52 16-21 67. OKLAHOMA STATE (12-5, 4-4) Donohoe 1-12 2-2 4, Young 1-4 2-2 4, Keller 6-8 0-0 14, Schippers 1-7 0-0 3, Bias 7-14 4-5 21, Schultz 1-3 0-0 3, McIntyre 0-1 0-0 0, Bryan 0-2 3-4 3, Crutchfield 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 2-3 0-0 4, Howard 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-54 11-13 56. Halftime — Kansas State 35-24. 3-point goals — Kansas State 11-28 (Chambers 5-14, Dickey 3-8, White 1-2, Caron 1-2, Woods 1-2), Oklahoma State 7-26 (Bias 3-8, Keller 2-3, Schippers 1-5, Schultz 1-3, Donohoe 0-7). Fouled out — Bias. Rebounds — Kansas State 40 (Chambers 10), Oklahoma State 30 (Keller 9). Assists — Kansas State 14 (White 6), Oklahoma State 12 (Bias 6). Total fouls — Kansas State 15, Oklahoma State 21. Attendance — 2,931.
Drake topples WSU in 3 OTs The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa — Ben Simons scored 29 points and Kurt Alexander scored six of his 17 points in the third overtime as Drake outlasted Wichita State 93-86 on Saturday night. Rayvonte Rice added 19 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals for the Bulldogs (13-9, 6-5 Missouri Valley). Garrett Stutz scored 27 points and Joe Ragland 25 for the Shockers (18-4, 9-2), who lost for the first time in seven road games this season and fell out of a firstplace tie in the conference with Creighton, which defeated Bradley on Saturday.
Alexander’s 3-pointer gave the Bulldogs an 82-79 lead with 19 seconds remaining in the second OT, but Ben Smith matched it for Wichita State with eight seconds left. Toure’ Murry had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Shockers, whose eight-game winning streak was snapped. MISSOURI STATE 63, NORTHERN IOWA 51 — At Springfield, Mo., Kyle Weems had 20 points and 10 rebounds to lead Missouri State past Northern Iowa. Anthony Downing scored 16 points and Jarmar Gulley matched Weems with 10 rebounds for the Bears (13-10, 6-5 Missouri Valley). Michael Bizoukas had seven assists for Missouri State.
The Associated Press WACO, Texas — The last time Kansas was in the Lone Star State, the Jayhawks knocked off Texas. On this trip, about 90 miles north of Austin, it only took five minutes for Kansas to fall behind by double digits to No. 1 Baylor. The Jayhawks ended up losing 74-46 on Saturday night. Baylor’s Brittney Griner scored 28 points and had five blocks to move into second place on the NCAA career list. She passed Michigan State’s Alyssa DeHaan midway through the first half. The 6-foot-8 phenom has 506 blocks in her career and now only trails Saint Mary’s star Louella Tomlinson, who had 663. Kimetria Hayden added 10 points and Destiny Williams had 11 rebounds for Baylor (21-0, 8-0 Big 12), which is one of two unbeatens left. Wisconsin-Green Bay improved to 19-0 on Saturday by routing Valparaiso. Carolyn Davis scored 12 and Angel Goodrich and CeCe Harper had 10 points each for Kansas (16-4, 5-3). Davis came into the game averaging 20 points in Big 12 play, including a 34-point effort against Texas Tech on Wednesday night. “Carolyn did a good job until she got in foul trouble,” Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson said. Davis played just eight minutes in the first half after picking up her second foul with 11:56 to play. “From the beginning, we kind of did it to ourselves,” Davis said. “We turned the ball over and let them get easy layups. That kind of shut us down early. They got a lot of confidence.” The Jayhawks couldn’t get anything going offensively against Griner and Baylor. They shot just 29 percent from the field. Baylor was up 37-17 at the half after holding Kansas scoreless for the final 6:45 of the period. The Bears then opened the second half on a 10-4 run and never let Kansas get closer than 21 the rest of the way. Midway through the second half, Sutherland had a short jumper in the lane and Harper followed with a 3 for Kansas’ biggest scoring run of the game. KANSAS (16-4, 5-3) Sutherland 3-9 2-2 8, Davis 6-11 0-0 12, Goodrich 4-13 0-0 10, Engelman 0-4 0-0 0, Knight 1-5 0-0 2, Boyd 1-4 0-0 3, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Gardner 0-4 1-2 1, Harper 3-8 2-2 10, Jackson 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 18-61 5-6 46. BAYLOR (21-0, 8-0) Williams 3-7 0-0 6, Griner 12-15 4-4 28, Sims 4-14 0-0 8, Hayden 4-9 1-1 10, Madden 2-6 0-0 5, Washington 2-2 0-0 4, Robertson 0-0 0-0 0, Condrey 1-3 0-0 2, Agbuke 2-2 0-0 4, Field 0-2 2-2 2, Palmer 0-0 0-0 0, Pope 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 32-64 8-9 74. Halftime — Baylor 37-17. 3-point goals — Kansas 5-12 (Goodrich 2-3, Harper 2-3, Boyd 1-2, Davis 0-1, Knight 0-1, Jackson 0-2), Baylor 2-6 (Hayden 1-1, Madden 1-2, Condrey 0-1, Sims 0-2). Fouled out — none. Rebounds — Kansas 29 (Sutherland 10), Baylor 46 (Williams 11). Assists — Kansas 14 (Goodrich 8), Baylor 19 (Sims 6). Total fouls — Kansas 13, Baylor 8. A — 10,006.
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making 13 of 16 free throws. “How big was that 3?” WU coach Bob Chipman said. “We had nothing going, end of the clock. What a great shot. That’s Will.” The Ichabods (14-6, 8-4 MIAA) battled back from a 10-point firsthalf deficit for their fourth conference road win. “We got behind a few points but we withstood the storm, and that’s the sign of a good team,” McNeill said. Bobby Chipman scored a careerhigh 19 points with eight rebounds for the Ichabods. “Bobby was tremendous on both ends,” Bob Chipman said of his son. “He took a couple of charges. He missed a ton of free throws (5 of 9) but he’s playing with some confidence.” Missouri Western (7-12, 2-11 MIAA) was coming off a win at Emporia State that snapped an eightgame losing streak and started out poised to make it two wins in a row. Reed Mells tossed in three 3-pointers in the opening eight minutes as the Griffons raced to a 23-13 lead by the 8:51 mark. “The game started normal ... Western never misses against us up here,” Chipman said. “After about the first nine minutes, we did a better job knowing where (Mells) was. A couple of their best shooters were off and we shut them down.” A basket by Martin Mitchell with three seconds left gave Washburn a 32-31 halftime lead, its first lead of the game. The Bods stayed in contention on the boards, outrebounding Western 21-16 the first half with 10 offensive rebounds and 12 second-chance points. “We felt Northwest Missouri beat us up on the boards so we wanted to redeem ourselves,” said McNeill, who had six rebounds to help WU to a 39-34 final advantage. McNeill and Chipman took care of the scoring in the second half, keeping the Bods on top all the way. “With our missed free throws (22 of 35) and missed layups, we couldn’t get away from them,” Chipman said. But the Griffons couldn’t mount an offensive threat, going 6 of 22 from 3-point range in the game and shooting 33 percent overall in the second half. After McNeill’s clutch 3-pointer, WU’s Zack Riggins drew a charging foul then the Ichabods sealed the win at the free-throw line. “Mitch Allen had a defensive stop, Zack and Bobby took a charge and Will had a big steal,” Chipman said. “Everyone did their thing down the stretch.” Ken Corbitt can be reached at (785) 295-1123 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICHABODS 64, MO. WESTERN 55 WU MIN FG FT R McNeill 40 6-14 13-16 6 Chipman 33 6-9 5-9 8 Riggins 20 1-5 1-3 2 Mitchell 16 1-4 0-0 3 North 20 0-3 0-0 4 Ulsaker 23 1-4 2-4 3 Reid 20 2-4 1-2 5 Henry 20 1-2 0-0 3 Smith 4 1-3 0-1 0 Allen 4 0-2 0-0 2 Team 3 Totals 200 19-50 22-35 39
A 2 1 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0
T 2 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 0
F TP 3 26 2 19 1 3 1 2 2 0 3 4 2 6 1 2 0 2 0 0
8 12 15 64
MWSU MIN FG FT R A Mells 38 6-13 0-0 3 2 Douglas 30 5-6 4-7 9 1 Johnson 21 3-5 2-2 1 4 Harris 19 1-10 2-2 0 3 Tarver 16 0-1 0-0 2 1 Frazier 25 2-4 1-2 2 2 Mfumupembe 25 0-3 0-1 6 0 Reid 19 3-5 0-0 5 0 Manyawu 5 0-2 0-0 1 0 Yurth 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 Team 5 Totals 200 20-49 9-14 34 13
T 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 0 1 0
F TP 2 17 2 14 5 9 4 4 4 0 4 5 2 0 3 6 2 0 1 0
15 29 55
Washburn (14-6, 8-4 MIAA) 32 32 — 64 Missouri Western (7-12, 2-11) 31 24 — 55 3-point goals — WU 4-17 (Chipman 2-5, McNeill 1-4, Reid 1-2, North 0-2, Allen 0-2, Riggins 0-1, Ulsaker 0-1), MWSU 6-22 (Mells 5-12, Johnson 1-2, Harris 0-6, Mfumupembe 0-2). Blocked shots — WU 1 (Reid), MWSU 4 (Mfumupembe-Tuluka 2, Douglas, Reid). Technical fouls — MWSU, Johnson. Officials — Martinez, Hendricks, Waller. Attendance — 2,066.
TOP 25 ROUNDUP Kentucky cruises, 74-50 BATON ROUGE, La. — Terrence Jones highlighted a 27-point performance with a 13-0 run on his own and No. 1 Kentucky pulled away in the second half for a 74-50 win over struggling LSU on Saturday. Anthony Davis had 16 points and 10 rebounds despite briefly leaving the game when he hurt his right shoulder in a scramble for a loose ball. Darius Miller added 13 points, including three 3-pointers for Kentucky (21-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference), which has won 13 straight. #3 SYRACUSE 63, WEST VIRGINIA 61 — At Syracuse, N.Y., Brandon Triche had 18 points, including a pair of free throws that
broke the final tie with 88 seconds left. After Triche’s free throws, the Mountaineers missed four straight shots, including an airball 3 by Darryl “Truck” Bryant and a miss on the follow by Deniz Kilicli. But when Kris Joseph snared the rebound and tried to dribble away, he fell out of bounds with 6.2 seconds left, giving West Virginia one last chance. Kevin Jones missed a 3 from the left corner at the buzzer and Syracuse hung on. Syracuse (22-1, 9-1 Big East) has won 13 of the past 14 games against West Virginia (15-7, 5-4). #8 DUKE 83, ST. JOHN’S 76 — At Durham, N.C., Mason Plumlee had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help Duke hold off St. John’s. Ryan Kelly scored 16 points and Andre
Dawkins added 14 for the Blue Devils (18-3), who shot just 30 percent in the second half. PITTSBURGH 72, #9 GEORGETOWN 60 — At Pittsburgh, Nasir Robinson scored 23 points and made all nine of his field goal attempts to lead Pittsburgh past Georgetown. Lamar Patterson added 18 points, 7 assists and 4 rebounds for the Panthers (13-9, 2-7 Big East). #11 MURRAY STATE 73, E. ILLINOIS 58 — At Murray, Ky., Donte Poole and Isaiah Canaan each scored 18 points, and No. 11 Murray State remained the only unbeaten team in Division I. Poole also had six assists for the Racers. #12 UNLV 65, AIR FORCE 63, OT — At Air Force Academy, Colo., Chace Stanback stole a Todd Fletcher pass with two seconds
remaining in overtime to help No. 12 UNLV escape Air Force. COLORADO STATE 77, #13 SAN DIEGO STATE 60 — At Fort Collins, Colo., Wes Eikmeier scored 19 points and Colorado State made all 23 of its free throws, beating San Diego State for its first home win over a ranked team in more than eight years. Will Bell added 17 points and the Rams (14-6, 3-2 Mountain West). #15 CREIGHTON 73, BRADLEY 59 — At Omaha, Neb., Doug McDermott scored 24 points and No. 15 Creighton turned back two Bradley comeback attempts in the second half. The Bluejays (20-2, 9-1 Missouri Valley Conference) won their 10th straight. #14 FLORIDA 69, #18 MISSISSIPPI
STATE 57 — At Gainesville, Fla., Bradley Beal scored 19 points, Patric Young made several crowd-rousing plays and Florida beat Mississippi State, extending its home winning streak to 17 games. #17 MARQUETTE 82, VILLANOVA 78 — At Philadelphia, Darius Johnson-Odom scored 26 points to help Marquette storm back from an 18-point deficit and beat Villanova. #19 VIRGINIA 61, N.C. STATE 60 — At Raleigh, N.C., Mike Scott scored 18 points to help No. 19 Virginia beat North Carolina State. #21 SAINT MARY’S 80, BYU 66 — At Provo, Utah, Brad Waldow scored 19 points and Clint Steindl added 16 off the bench to lead St. Mary’s past BYU. The Associated Press
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Basketball NBA Results Saturday Washington 102, Charlotte 99 Philadelphia 95, Detroit 74 Houston 97, New York 84 Milwaukee 100, L.A. Lakers 89 Phoenix 86, Memphis 84 Utah 96, Sacramento 93
NBA boxes 76ers 95, Pistons 74 DETROIT (74) Prince 3-9 0-2 6, Wallace 0-0 0-0 0, Monroe 6-19 4-4 16, Knight 4-17 0-0 9, Stuckey 3-9 5-5 11, Jerebko 0-2 2-2 2, Russell Jr. 1-8 0-0 3, Daye 5-8 1-2 12, Maxiell 4-7 1-2 9, Wilkins 1-2 0-0 2, Macklin 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 29-83 13-17 74. PHILADELPHIA (95) Iguodala 4-7 1-2 10, Brand 6-11 2-2 14, Battie 0-1 0-0 0, Holiday 5-10 2-3 13, Meeks 4-8 0-0 12, Allen 3-6 1-1 7, Williams 5-12 4-5 17, Young 4-11 0-0 8, Turner 6-8 0-2 12, Elson 1-1 0-0 2, Brackins 0-1 0-0 0, Nocioni 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 3878 10-15 95. Detroit 14 17 22 21 — 74 Philadelphia 24 18 27 26 — 95 3-Point Goals–Detroit 3-11 (Daye 1-2, Russell Jr. 1-3, Knight 1-4, Prince 0-1, Jerebko 0-1), Philadelphia 9-15 (Meeks 4-6, Williams 3-4, Holiday 1-2, Iguodala 1-2, Nocioni 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Detroit 54 (Monroe 10), Philadelphia 49 (Iguodala 10). Assists–Detroit 18 (Russell Jr. 5), Philadelphia 27 (Iguodala 10). Total Fouls–Detroit 11, Philadelphia 18. Technicals–Monroe, Philadelphia defensive three second. A–18,710 (20,318). Wizards 102, Bobcats 99 WASHINGTON (102) Lewis 3-7 2-2 10, Vesely 1-4 0-1 2, McGee 9-14 4-8 22, Wall 5-12 2-2 13, Young 9-15 2-2 21, Booker 6-6 4-4 16, Blatche 2-5 0-0 4, Singleton 0-0 0-0 0, Mack 1-1 0-0 2, Crawford 4-12 2-2 12, Seraphin 0-0 0-0 0, Mason 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 4076 16-21 102. CHARLOTTE (99) Thomas 6-12 1-2 13, Diaw 7-11 6-10 21, Diop 0-4 1-4 1, Walker 8-18 2-4 20, Carroll 4-13 4-5 13, Mullens 10-17 3-4 23, Biyombo 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 2-4 0-0 4, Higgins 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 39-83 17-29 99. Washington 26 32 25 19 — 102 Charlotte 26 22 30 21 — 99 3-Point Goals–Washington 6-11 (Lewis 2-3, Crawford 2-5, Wall 1-1, Young 1-2), Charlotte 4-11 (Walker 2-4, Diaw 1-2, Carroll 1-3, Mullens 0-1, Brown 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Washington 39 (McGee 10), Charlotte 58 (Thomas, Walker 10). Assists–Washington 26 (Wall 10), Charlotte 31 (Walker 11). Total Fouls–Washington 24, Charlotte 15. Technicals–Booker, Mullens. A–17,761 (19,077). Rockets 97, Knicks 84 NEW YORK (84) Walker 2-9 0-0 5, Stoudemire 10-20 3-4 23, Chandler 5-7 4-5 14, Douglas 3-13 0-0 7, Fields 0-2 0-0 0, Novak 1-5 0-0 3, Shumpert 5-13 1-2 11, Jeffries 2-3 0-0 5, Bibby 0-3 0-0 0, Lin 3-9 3-4 9, Balkman 1-3 0-0 3, Jordan 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 34-89 11-15 84. HOUSTON (97) Parsons 0-4 0-0 0, Scola 6-13 0-0 12, Dalembert 3-6 1-2 7, Lowry 1-6 1-2 3, Lee 6-12 1-1 14, Hill 6-7 2-2 14, Budinger 7-12 3-3 19, Dragic 6-8 3-4 16, Patterson 3-7 0-0 6, Flynn 0-1 2-2 2, Thabeet 0-0 0-0 0, Adrien 0-1 4-6 4, Williams 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-77 17-22 97. New York 21 25 14 24 — 84 Houston 20 33 22 22 — 97 3-Point Goals–New York 5-26 (Jeffries 1-1, Balkman 1-3, Novak 1-4, Douglas 1-5, Walker 1-7, Fields 0-1, Lin 0-1, Shumpert 0-2, Bibby 0-2), Houston 4-12 (Budinger 2-4, Lee 1-2, Dragic 1-2, Parsons 0-1, Lowry 0-3). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–New York 46 (Chandler 11), Houston 57 (Dalembert 14). Assists–New York 17 (Lin 6), Houston 19 (Dragic 5). Total Fouls–New York 16, Houston 20. Technicals–Chandler. A–18,051 (18,043). Suns 86, Grizzlies 84 MEMPHIS (84) Gay 7-15 3-4 18, Speights 4-8 0-0 8, Gasol 7-14 4-5 18, Conley 6-13 3-4 15, Allen 3-6 4-4 10, Mayo 2-7 2-2 6, Cunningham 3-7 0-0 6, Selby 0-1 0-0 0, Haddadi 1-3 1-1 3, Young 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 33-76 17-20 84. PHOENIX (86) Hill 4-8 0-0 9, Frye 1-9 0-0 2, Gortat 6-17 1-3 13, Nash 8-14 3-3 21, Dudley 6-14 6-8 20, Telfair 0-4 0-0 0, Morris 5-12 0-0 10, Childress 0-1 0-0 0, Price 0-0 1-1 1, Warrick 2-7 4-7 8, Redd 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 32-88 17-24 86. Memphis 16 16 24 28 — 84 Phoenix 24 24 15 23 — 86 3-Point Goals–Memphis 1-3 (Gay 1-1, Mayo 0-1, Conley 0-1), Phoenix 5-18 (Nash 2-3, Dudley 2-5, Hill 1-2, Morris 0-1, Redd 0-2, Telfair 0-2, Frye 0-3). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Memphis 51 (Gasol 13), Phoenix 58 (Gortat 12). Assists– Memphis 21 (Conley 10), Phoenix 16 (Nash 6). Total Fouls–Memphis 24, Phoenix 19. Technicals– Memphis defensive three second 2. A–14,903 (18,422). Jazz 96, Kings 93 SACRAMENTO (93) Salmons 3-6 1-2 7, Thompson 7-11 0-0 14, Cousins 5-12 4-4 14, Fredette 5-13 1-1 14, T.Evans 12-20 7-7 31, Garcia 0-3 0-0 0, Hayes 0-4 0-0 0, Thomas 5-6 0-0 13, Hickson 0-3 0-0 0, Greene 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 37-80 13-14 93. UTAH (96) Hayward 7-15 5-7 21, Millsap 2-10 2-2 6, Jefferson 5-13 2-2 12, Harris 3-5 3-4 9, Bell 1-3 0-0 3, Watson 1-2 0-0 3, Miles 8-13 3-3 20, Favors 3-7 2-3 8, Kanter 1-2 2-2 4, Howard 1-3 0-0 2, Burks 3-6 0-0 8. Totals 35-79 19-23 96. Sacramento 26 21 20 26 — 93 Utah 27 22 29 18 — 96 3-Point Goals–Sacramento 6-13 (Thomas 3-3, Fredette 3-5, Cousins 0-1, T.Evans 0-1, Garcia 0-1, Salmons 0-1, Greene 0-1), Utah 7-18 (Burks 2-3, Hayward 2-6, Watson 1-1, Bell 1-3, Miles 1-4, Harris 0-1). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Sacramento 42 (Cousins 9), Utah 50 (Millsap 14). Assists– Sacramento 15 (T.Evans 9), Utah 15 (Harris 6). Total Fouls–Sacramento 21, Utah 15. Technicals– Thompson, Utah defensive three second. A–19,911 (19,911). Bucks 100, Lakers 89 L.A. LAKERS (89) Barnes 2-7 0-0 4, Gasol 6-18 0-0 12, Bynum 6-10 3-6 15, Bryant 10-21 6-7 27, Fisher 3-5 0-0 7, World Peace 1-6 1-2 4, McRoberts 1-2 1-2 3, Goudelock 5-10 0-0 13, Ebanks 0-0 0-0 0, Murphy 0-1 0-0 0, Kapono 0-0 0-0 0, Morris 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 36-82 11-17 89. MILWAUKEE (100) Delfino 3-8 0-0 7, Mbah a Moute 2-5 6-6 10, Gooden 9-15 4-4 23, Jennings 6-14 0-0 12, Livingston 4-9 3-3 11, Ilyasova 7-9 0-0 15, Dunleavy 6-8 1-1 15, Udrih 2-5 0-0 4, Leuer 1-2 0-0 2, Sanders 0-5 1-2 1, Harris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-80 1516 100. L.A. Lakers 23 20 30 16 — 89 Milwaukee 27 24 29 20 — 100 3-Point Goals–L.A. Lakers 6-19 (Goudelock 3-5, Fisher 1-1, Bryant 1-5, World Peace 1-5, Barnes 0-1, Murphy 0-1, Gasol 0-1), Milwaukee 5-19 (Dunleavy 2-3, Ilyasova 1-2, Gooden 1-3, Delfino 1-5, Udrih 0-1, Mbah a Moute 0-1, Sanders 0-1, Jennings 0-3). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–L.A. Lakers 52 (Gasol 15), Milwaukee 41 (Gooden 8). Assists–L.A. Lakers 23 (Bryant 9), Milwaukee 21 (Udrih, Jennings 7). Total Fouls– L.A. Lakers 16, Milwaukee 14. Technicals–Gooden, Milwaukee defensive three second 2. Flagrant Fouls–Delfino. A–18,027 (18,717).
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0-8 7-13 Games Saturday Iowa State 72, #5 Kansas 64 Oklahoma 63, #22 Kansas State 60 #2 Missouri 63, Texas Tech 50 #6 Baylor 76, Texas 71 Texas A&M 76, Oklahoma State 61 MISSOURI VALLEY Conf Overall Creighton 10-1 20-2 Wichita State 9-2 18-4 Illinois State 6-5 14-8 Drake 6-5 13-9 Missouri State 6-5 13-10 Evansville 5-5 10-10 Indiana State 3-7 12-9 Southern Illinois 4-7 7-15 Northern Iowa 4-7 14-9 Bradley 1-10 6-17 Games Saturday Wichita State 93, Drake 86, 3OT #15 Creighton 73, Bradley 59 Missouri State 63, UNI 51 Illinois State 60, Southern Illinois 40 MIAA Conf Overall Northwest Missouri 10-3 16-3 Central Missouri 10-3 14-4 Washburn 8-4 14-6 Missouri Southern 8-5 16-5 Pittsburg State 8-5 12-8 Fort Hays State 7-5 13-5 Southwest Baptist 6-7 13-9 Emporia State 4-9 8-11 Truman State 4-9 6-14 Lincoln 3-9 3-15 Missouri Western 2-11 7-12 Games Saturday Truman State 77, Emporia State 70 Washburn 64, Missouri Western 55 Northwest Missouri 74, Fort Hays State 57 Central Missouri 82, Pittsburg State 80 Lindenwood (Mo.) 85, Lincoln 61 Southwest Baptist 86, Missouri Southern 74 State Baker 60, Missouri Valley 58 Benedictine 63, Evangel 62 Friends 89, Bethany 85 McPherson 95, Sterling 89 Saint Mary 66, Southwestern 62 Tabor 87, Kansas Wesleyan 75 Juco Johnson County 73, Cowley 60 TOP 25 #1 Kentucky 74, LSU 50 #3 Syracuse 63, West Virginia 61 #8 Duke 83, St. John’s 76 Pittsburgh 72, #9 Georgetown 60 #11 Murray State 73, Eastern Illinois 58 #12 UNLV 65, Air Force 63, OT Colorado State 77, #13 San Diego State 60 #14 Florida 69, #18 Mississippi State 57 #17 Marquette 82, Villanova 78 #19 Virginia 61, N.C State 60 #21 Saint Mary’s 80, BYU 66 EAST Bucknell 66, Navy 51 Cornell 65, Columbia 60 Harvard 68, Brown 59 Holy Cross 76, Colgate 60 Marquette 82, Villanova 78 Rutgers 61, Cincinnati 54 Temple 78, Saint Joseph’s 60 UMass 72, Saint Louis 59 Yale 62, Dartmouth 52 MIDWEST Green Bay 80, Butler 68 Ohio 59, Ball St. 55 Purdue 58, Northwestern 56 SOUTH Alabama 72, Arkansas 66 Clemson 71, Wake Forest 60 East Carolina 73, UAB 66 Florida A&M 68, Bethune-Cookman 62 George Mason 89, James Madison 79 Maryland 73, Virginia Tech 69 Mississippi 66, South Carolina 62 North Florida 71, Lipscomb 59 Southern Miss. 78, UCF 65 Tennessee 64, Auburn 49 VCU 59, Georgia St. 58 Vanderbilt 84, Middle Tennessee 77 Xavier 74, Charlotte 70 SOUTHWEST North Texas 76, Arkansas St. 64 Tulsa 66, SMU 60 UTSA 78, Sam Houston St. 66 FAR WEST Arizona St. 71, Washington St. 67 New Mexico 71, TCU 54 UCLA 77, Colorado 60 Washington 69, Arizona 67 Wyoming 75, Boise St. 64
Big 12/Top 25/local boxes #2 MISSOURI 63, TEXAS TECH 50 TEXAS TECH (7-13) Petteway 1-4 0-2 3, Willis 1-2 0-0 2, Wagner 1-4 1-2 3, Lewandowski 1-1 0-0 2, Tolbert 2-4 0-0 4, Nurse 5-9 0-0 13, Adams 3-9 0-0 8, Crockett 5-9 0-0 11, Lammert 1-2 1-2 4. Totals 20-44 2-6 50. MISSOURI (19-2) Ratliffe 4-6 0-0 8, P. Pressey 1-5 1-2 3, M. Pressey 1-5 0-0 2, Denmon 4-15 10-10 19, English 7-12 4-6 22, Dixon 2-5 4-4 9, Moore 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 19-48 19-23 63. Halftime—Missouri 31-24. 3-Point Goals— Texas Tech 8-18 (Nurse 3-7, Adams 2-4, Crockett 1-1, Lammert 1-2, Petteway 1-3, Willis 0-1), Missouri 6-21 (English 4-6, Dixon 1-3, Denmon 1-6, M. Pressey 0-3, P. Pressey 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Texas Tech 31 (Crockett 11), Missouri 27 (Denmon 6). Assists—Texas Tech 14 (Crockett, Wagner 4), Missouri 15 (P. Pressey 12). Total Fouls—Texas Tech 22, Missouri 12. Technical—Texas Tech Bench. A—15,061. #6 BAYLOR 76, TEXAS 71 TEXAS (13-8) Wangmene 1-3 0-2 2, Chapman 2-3 4-4 8, Lewis 3-9 0-0 6, Kabongo 3-7 4-8 12, Brown 1122 6-8 32, McClellan 0-4 2-2 2, Bond 1-5 0-0 2, Holmes 3-6 0-2 7, Gibbs 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-60 16-26 71. BAYLOR (19-2) Jones III 7-12 8-11 22, Acy 3-6 4-4 10, Miller 5-11 8-10 18, Heslip 3-7 4-5 11, Jackson 2-7 1-2 7, Franklin 1-2 0-0 3, Walton 0-1 2-2 2, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 22-47 27-34 76. Halftime—Baylor 38-29. 3-Point Goals—Texas 7-24 (Brown 4-10, Kabongo 2-2, Holmes 1-2, Gibbs 0-1, McClellan 0-3, Lewis 0-6), Baylor 5-15 (Jackson 2-4, Jones 1-1, Franklin 1-2, Heslip 1-5, Jones III 0-1, Miller 0-2). Fouled Out—Chapman, Holmes. Rebounds—Texas 28 (Bond, Lewis 6), Baylor 40 (Jones III 14). Assists—Texas 14 (Brown, Kabongo 5), Baylor 14 (Jackson 7). Total Fouls—Texas 25, Baylor 22. A—10,299. TEXAS A&M 76, OKLAHOMA STATE 61 OKLAHOMA ST. (10-11) Guerrero 0-3 0-0 0, Nash 5-15 3-5 13, B. Williams 5-10 3-3 14, Page 2-13 4-4 9, Cobbins 3-6 0-0 6, Soucek 0-0 0-0 0, Sager 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 7-11 3-3 19. Totals 22-58 13-15 61. TEXAS A&M (12-8) Hibbert 2-3 1-3 5, Davis 0-2 2-2 2, Loubeau 5-6 3-4 13, Green 4-6 0-0 8, E. Turner 6-14 10-12 23, Alexander 5-6 0-0 11, Kinsley 3-7 0-0 8, Baird 0-0 0-1 0, R. Turner 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 28-48 16-22 76. Halftime—Texas A&M 30-29. 3-Point Goals— Oklahoma St. 4-21 (Brown 2-4, B. Williams 1-4, Page 1-8, Guerrero 0-1, Nash 0-4), Texas A&M 4-15 (Kinsley 2-4, Alexander 1-2, E. Turner 1-7, Green 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Oklahoma St. 32 (Cobbins, Nash 7), Texas A&M 31 (Alexander 6). Assists—Oklahoma St. 11 (Page 5), Texas A&M 18 (E. Turner 5). Total Fouls— Oklahoma St. 23, Texas A&M 18. A—9,027. #1 KENTUCKY 74, LSU 50 KENTUCKY (21-1) Jones 10-16 7-8 27, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-5 1-2 1, Davis 6-6 4-10 16, Lamb 3-9 1-2 9, Teague 2-6 0-0 6, Miller 5-9 0-0 13, Beckham 0-0 0-0 0, Vargas 0-1 0-0 0, Wiltjer 0-3 2-4 2. Totals 26-55 1526 74. LSU (12-9) O’Bryant 6-15 0-0 12, Ludwig 0-0 0-0 0, Hamilton 3-7 1-2 7, Hickey 2-6 0-1 5, Turner 2-6 0-0 4, Bass 0-0 0-0 0, White 0-1 0-0 0, Stringer 2-7 4-4 8, Courtney 0-1 0-0 0, Warren 5-9 1-2 11, Isaac 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 21-53 7-11 50. Halftime—Kentucky 35-26. 3-Point Goals— Kentucky 7-15 (Miller 3-5, Teague 2-4, Lamb 2-4, Wiltjer 0-1, Kidd-Gilchrist 0-1), LSU 1-9 (Hickey 1-3, O’Bryant 0-1, Courtney 0-1, Turner 0-1, Stringer 0-3). Fouled Out—Hamilton. Rebounds—Kentucky 39 (Davis 10), LSU 29 (O’Bryant 9). Assists—Kentucky 12 (Kidd-Gilchrist, Teague 4), LSU 13 (Hickey 5). Total Fouls—Kentucky 12, LSU 18. Ejected—. Ejections—White. A—11,631.
#3 SYRACUSE 63, WEST VIRGINIA 61 WEST VIRGINIA (15-7) Jones 8-18 2-2 20, Kilicli 2-10 1-5 5, Miles 0-1 0-0 0, Hinds 3-5 0-0 6, Bryant 4-11 2-2 12, Rutledge 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 1-2 2-2 5, Browne 3-6 4-4 11, Noreen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 11-15 61. SYRACUSE (22-1) Fair 3-4 1-2 7, Joseph 4-9 5-5 13, Christmas 0-0 0-0 0, Jardine 3-8 1-2 9, Triche 7-12 2-2 18, Waiters 2-9 4-6 8, Keita 2-2 0-0 4, Southerland 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 23-50 13-17 63. Halftime—Syracuse 28-24. 3-Point Goals— West Virginia 6-18 (Jones 2-4, Bryant 2-9, Brown 1-1, Browne 1-2, Hinds 0-2), Syracuse 4-20 (Triche 2-4, Jardine 2-6, Joseph 0-3, Waiters 0-3, Southerland 0-4). Fouled Out—Christmas. Rebounds— West Virginia 41 (Jones 8), Syracuse 20 (Joseph 7). Assists—West Virginia 16 (Miles 4), Syracuse 11 (Jardine 5). Total Fouls—West Virginia 16, Syracuse 14. A—28,740. #8 DUKE 83, ST. JOHN’S 76 ST. JOHN’S (9-12) Harkless 13-21 3-6 30, Garrett 2-8 4-8 8, Greene 4-14 0-0 9, Harrison 8-17 2-3 21, Pointer 1-2 0-0 2, Achiuwa 1-3 2-4 4, Stith 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 30-68 11-21 76. DUKE (18-3) Mas. Plumlee 5-8 5-9 15, Kelly 3-7 10-12 16, Rivers 4-11 3-5 12, Dawkins 4-11 2-2 14, Curry 3-7 2-2 9, Cook 0-3 2-2 2, Thornton 1-1 3-4 6, Hairston 0-2 1-2 1, Mi. Plumlee 2-3 4-4 8. Totals 22-53 32-42 83. Halftime—Duke 45-29. 3-Point Goals—St. John’s 5-16 (Harrison 3-8, Greene 1-2, Harkless 1-4, Stith 0-1, Garrett 0-1), Duke 7-19 (Dawkins 4-10, Thornton 1-1, Rivers 1-3, Curry 1-4, Cook 0-1). Fouled Out—Pointer, Rivers. Rebounds—St. John’s 36 (Harkless 13), Duke 39 (Mas. Plumlee 17). Assists—St. John’s 5 (Achiuwa, Garrett 2), Duke 14 (Rivers 5). Total Fouls—St. John’s 25, Duke 20. A—9,314. PITTSBURGH 72, #9 GEORGETOWN 60 GEORGETOWN (16-4) Thompson 5-12 0-0 11, Lubick 0-2 0-0 0, Sims 5-10 0-0 10, Starks 2-4 0-0 5, Clark 3-9 3-5 9, Whittington 1-5 3-4 6, Hopkins 0-0 0-0 0, Porter 6-11 0-1 14, Trawick 2-4 1-2 5. Totals 24-57 7-12 60. PITTSBURGH (13-9) Patterson 6-8 5-5 18, Robinson 9-9 5-6 23, Zanna 3-7 2-2 8, Woodall 1-7 2-2 4, Gibbs 4-8 4-4 13, Wright 0-0 0-0 0, J. Johnson 1-4 0-0 3, Taylor 1-3 0-0 2, Gilbert 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 0-2 1-3 1. Totals 25-48 19-22 72. Halftime—Pittsburgh 33-22. 3-Point Goals— Georgetown 5-17 (Porter 2-3, Starks 1-1, Whittington 1-3, Thompson 1-3, Lubick 0-1, Trawick 0-1, Clark 0-5), Pittsburgh 3-13 (Gibbs 1-3, Patterson 1-3, J. Johnson 1-4, Woodall 0-3). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Georgetown 23 (Porter 6), Pittsburgh 35 (Zanna 10). Assists—Georgetown 13 (Sims 5), Pittsburgh 20 (Woodall 10). Total Fouls—Georgetown 18, Pittsburgh 17. A—12,508. #11 MURRAY ST. 73, E. ILLINOIS 58 E. ILLINOIS (9-11) McKinnie 5-10 3-4 13, Sanders 2-4 1-2 5, Joe. Miller 6-11 4-5 17, Granger 3-8 0-0 7, Doss 1-5 0-0 2, Lubsey 0-0 0-0 0, Herron 1-3 0-0 3, Hollowell 0-3 0-0 0, Woods 4-8 0-3 9, Akers 0-1 0-0 0, McFarlin 0-0 0-0 0, Piper 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 23-54 8-14 58. MURRAY ST. (21-0) Daniel 1-3 3-4 5, Mushatt 2-4 1-3 5, Canaan 6-10 4-5 18, Poole 7-11 2-2 18, Long 2-6 1-2 6, Wilson 2-5 2-2 8, Jackson 1-1 0-0 2, Garrett 1-3 1-2 3, Burge 0-0 0-0 0, Bland 0-1 0-2 0, Nussman 0-0 0-0 0, Aska 4-7 0-0 8. Totals 26-51 14-22 73. Halftime—Murray St. 36-25. 3-Point Goals— E. Illinois 4-13 (Woods 1-1, Granger 1-2, Herron 1-2, Joe. Miller 1-4, Hollowell 0-1, Doss 0-3), Murray St. 7-16 (Poole 2-4, Wilson 2-4, Canaan 2-5, Long 1-2, Bland 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—E. Illinois 24 (McKinnie 6), Murray St. 40 (Daniel 12). Assists—E. Illinois 11 (Joe. Miller 5), Murray St. 14 (Poole 6). Total Fouls—E. Illinois 16, Murray St. 14. A—8,673. #12 UNLV 65, AIR FORCE 63, OT UNLV (20-3) Stanback 1-10 0-0 2, Moser 10-17 5-9 27, Massamba 2-3 0-0 4, Bellfield 6-10 0-0 15, Marshall 2-8 3-4 8, Thomas 0-0 0-2 0, Wallace 1-3 0-0 3, Smith 0-0 0-2 0, Hawkins 2-5 1-1 6. Totals 2456 9-18 65. AIR FORCE (11-8) Williams 4-7 2-2 13, Fitzgerald 2-7 4-4 9, Broekhuis 2-8 7-10 11, Fletcher 1-3 0-0 3, Lyons 9-19 1-2 25, Hammonds 0-1 0-0 0, Carter 0-1 0-0 0, Yon 0-0 0-0 0, Kammerer 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 1947 14-18 63. Halftime—Air Force 34-33. End Of Regulation—Tied 57. 3-Point Goals—UNLV 8-26 (Bellfield 3-6, Moser 2-6, Wallace 1-3, Hawkins 1-3, Marshall 1-3, Stanback 0-5), Air Force 11-26 (Lyons 6-11, Williams 3-4, Fletcher 1-2, Fitzgerald 1-4, Carter 0-1, Broekhuis 0-4). Fouled Out— Massamba. Rebounds—UNLV 35 (Moser 12), Air Force 29 (Williams 8). Assists—UNLV 19 (Bellfield 7), Air Force 15 (Fletcher 5). Total Fouls— UNLV 21, Air Force 20. A—4,170. COLORADO ST. 77, #13 SAN DIEGO ST. 60 SAN DIEGO ST. (18-3) Shelton 3-3 0-0 6, Thames 2-11 6-6 10, Rahon 1-8 1-2 4, J. Franklin 8-18 6-7 24, Tapley 3-17 4-5 10, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, L. Franklin 0-4 0-0 0, Green 1-1 0-0 2, Stephens 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 2064 17-20 60. COLORADO ST. (14-6) Hornung 4-5 0-0 8, Bell 6-9 5-5 17, G. Smith 3-4 2-2 8, Eikmeier 5-15 8-8 19, Green 3-8 4-4 12, Mann 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Carr 0-1 0-0 0, Sabas 2-5 4-4 10, Calcaterra 0-0 0-0 0, D. Smith 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 24-49 23-23 77. Halftime—Colorado St. 40-28. 3-Point Goals—San Diego St. 3-21 (J. Franklin 2-7, Rahon 1-4, L. Franklin 0-2, Thames 0-2, Tapley 0-6), Colorado St. 6-13 (Sabas 2-4, Green 2-5, D. Smith 1-1, Eikmeier 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— San Diego St. 30 (J. Franklin 10), Colorado St. 40 (Hornung 13). Assists—San Diego St. 7 (Thames 3), Colorado St. 13 (Green 4). Total Fouls—San Diego St. 20, Colorado St. 20. A—6,038. #14 FLORIDA 69, #18 MISSISSIPPI ST. 57 MISSISSIPPI ST. (17-5) Sidney 2-7 1-2 5, Moultrie 4-10 4-8 12, Bost 4-7 2-2 12, Hood 3-6 0-0 7, Bryant 5-6 0-0 11, Steele 3-9 0-0 9, Lewis 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 21-48 8-14 57. FLORIDA (17-4) Yeguete 2-3 0-2 4, Murphy 5-9 0-0 14, Boynton 1-6 0-0 2, Walker 4-10 0-1 10, Beal 6-9 4-4 19, Rosario 2-5 0-0 5, Young 6-11 0-0 12, Wilbekin 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 27-56 4-7 69. Halftime—Florida 30-27. 3-Point Goals—Mississippi St. 7-16 (Steele 3-6, Bost 2-4, Bryant 1-1, Hood 1-3, Sidney 0-2), Florida 11-24 (Murphy 4-7, Beal 3-4, Walker 2-6, Rosario 1-2, Wilbekin 1-2, Boynton 0-3). Fouled Out—Moultrie. Rebounds— Mississippi St. 34 (Moultrie 13), Florida 26 (Yeguete 7). Assists—Mississippi St. 10 (Bost 4), Florida 15 (Boynton 5). Total Fouls—Mississippi St. 14, Florida 11. A—12,045. #15 CREIGHTON 73, BRADLEY 59 BRADLEY (6-17) Brown 5-14 4-4 16, Shayok 0-1 0-0 0, Prosser 2-5 2-2 6, Simms-Edwards 7-16 1-2 19, Lemon 3-9 0-0 6, Woods 0-1 0-0 0, Eastman 1-4 0-0 2, Crawford 1-1 0-0 2, Thompson 4-8 0-0 8. Totals 23-59 7-8 59. CREIGHTON (20-2) McDermott 10-14 3-3 24, Echenique 5-5 4-6 14, Gibbs 2-4 1-3 6, Manigat 0-3 0-0 0, Young 1-4 0-0 2, Chatman 1-1 2-2 5, Jones 3-6 5-7 14, Dingman 1-3 0-0 3, Artino 0-0 2-2 2, Wragge 1-4 0-0 3. Totals 24-44 17-23 73. Halftime—Creighton 33-28. 3-Point Goals— Bradley 6-17 (Simms-Edwards 4-7, Brown 2-4, Woods 0-1, Lemon 0-2, Eastman 0-3), Creighton 8-20 (Jones 3-5, Gibbs 1-1, Chatman 1-1, McDermott 1-2, Dingman 1-3, Wragge 1-4, Young 0-1, Manigat 0-3). Fouled Out—Lemon. Rebounds— Bradley 30 (Brown, Thompson 7), Creighton 28 (Echenique 10). Assists—Bradley 12 (Simms-Edwards 4), Creighton 20 (Gibbs 6). Total Fouls— Bradley 21, Creighton 9. Technical—Eastman. A—18,436. #17 MARQUETTE 82, VILLANOVA 78 MARQUETTE (18-4) Crowder 6-15 4-6 20, Gardner 3-6 3-4 9, Johnson-Odom 9-20 5-6 26, Blue 2-5 5-6 9, Cadougan 1-4 2-2 4, J. Wilson 4-12 4-4 12, Mayo 0-3 2-2 2, Anderson 0-0 0-2 0, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, D. Wilson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-65 25-32 82. VILLANOVA (10-12) Pinkston 5-10 6-8 17, Yarou 1-3 0-1 2, Wayns 3-10 4-4 12, Cheek 4-13 6-6 16, Bell 5-12 0-0 13, Johnson 1-3 0-0 2, Hilliard 0-1 3-4 3, Kennedy 1-1 0-0 2, Yacoubou 0-0 0-0 0, Sutton 5-7 1-2 11. Totals 25-60 20-25 78. Halftime—Villanova 46-36. 3-Point Goals— Marquette 7-17 (Crowder 4-7, Johnson-Odom 3-7, Cadougan 0-1, Mayo 0-2), Villanova 8-22 (Bell 3-6,
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Wayns 2-5, Cheek 2-8, Pinkston 1-1, Johnson 0-1, Hilliard 0-1). Fouled Out—Kennedy, Wayns. Rebounds—Marquette 43 (Crowder 11), Villanova 39 (Sutton 10). Assists—Marquette 17 (JohnsonOdom 5), Villanova 16 (Cheek, Wayns 4). Total Fouls—Marquette 18, Villanova 27. Technicals— Marquette Bench, Wayns, Villanova Bench. A—15,878. #19 VIRGINIA 61, NC STATE 60 VIRGINIA (17-3) Evans 1-3 3-6 5, Harris 4-9 2-2 12, Zeglinski 4-6 0-0 12, Scott 5-11 8-11 18, Ak. Mitchell 1-3 2-2 4, Jesperson 0-2 0-0 0, Brogdon 3-7 0-0 7, Atkins 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 19-43 16-23 61. NC STATE (15-7) Howell 4-8 3-7 11, Brown 4-10 0-0 8, Leslie 5-11 7-12 17, Wood 3-11 0-0 8, Williams 6-9 2-2 14, Painter 1-2 0-0 2, A. Johnson 0-6 0-0 0. Totals 23-57 12-21 60. Halftime—Virginia 38-31. 3-Point Goals—Virginia 7-15 (Zeglinski 4-5, Harris 2-4, Brogdon 1-4, Jesperson 0-2), NC State 2-15 (Wood 2-8, Brown 0-1, Williams 0-2, A. Johnson 0-4). Fouled Out— Howell. Rebounds—Virginia 25 (Harris, Scott 5), NC State 42 (Howell 18). Assists—Virginia 8 (Zeglinski 3), NC State 12 (Brown 4). Total Fouls— Virginia 14, NC State 17. A—17,027. #21 SAINT MARY’S 80, BYU 66 SAINT MARY’S (CAL) (21-2) Waldow 8-10 3-5 19, Page 2-3 2-2 7, Dellavedova 1-4 7-10 10, Holt 2-8 4-4 9, Jones 5-10 3-6 13, Young 0-0 0-0 0, Rowley 1-1 0-0 2, Steindl 4-6 4-4 16, Levesque 0-0 0-0 0, Petrulis 0-0 0-0 0, Walker II 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 24-43 25-33 80. BYU (18-6) Davies 6-18 2-4 14, Abouo 2-3 2-4 6, Carlino 6-15 3-4 15, Zylstra 0-5 1-2 1, Hartsock 5-9 5-5 15, Cusick 1-2 0-0 3, Sharp 0-0 0-0 0, Winder 3-5 1-2 8, Rogers 0-1 0-0 0, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Austin 2-3 0-1 4. Totals 25-61 14-22 66. Halftime—Saint Mary’s (Cal) 40-28. 3-Point Goals—Saint Mary’s (Cal) 7-18 (Steindl 4-6, Page 1-2, Holt 1-4, Dellavedova 1-4, Jones 0-2), BYU 2-13 (Cusick 1-2, Winder 1-2, Zylstra 0-4, Carlino 0-5). Fouled Out—Abouo, Carlino. Rebounds— Saint Mary’s (Cal) 35 (Jones 9), BYU 30 (Davies 7). Assists—Saint Mary’s (Cal) 13 (Holt 5), BYU 9 (Carlino, Zylstra 3). Total Fouls—Saint Mary’s (Cal) 22, BYU 26. Technicals—Saint Mary’s (Cal) Bench, BYU Bench 2. A—22,700. DRAKE 93, WICHITA ST. 86, 3OT WICHITA ST. (18-4) Hall 2-5 2-2 6, Ragland 8-15 5-5 25, Williams 1-2 0-1 2, Murry 6-18 3-3 16, Stutz 10-16 6-6 27, Smith 3-8 1-2 8, Orukpe 0-0 0-0 0, Kyles 1-12 0-0 2, Cotton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-76 17-19 86. DRAKE (13-9) Clarke 1-3 2-5 4, Jeffers 4-6 2-2 11, Simons 11-22 4-4 29, Madison 2-4 0-1 4, Rice 5-23 9-12 19, Hawley 1-2 0-0 2, Alexander 5-9 6-9 17, Woods 3-4 1-3 7. Totals 32-73 24-36 93. Halftime—Drake 38-37. End Of Regulation— Tied 63. End Of 1st Overtime—Tied 70. End Of 2nd Overtime—Tied 82. 3-Point Goals—Wichita St. 7-25 (Ragland 4-6, Murry 1-2, Stutz 1-3, Smith 1-5, Williams 0-1, Kyles 0-8), Drake 5-17 (Simons 3-6, Alexander 1-1, Jeffers 1-3, Madison 0-1, Hawley 0-1, Rice 0-5). Fouled Out—Murry, Stutz, Woods. Rebounds—Wichita St. 46 (Murry 10), Drake 48 (Rice 14). Assists—Wichita St. 15 (Ragland 6), Drake 16 (Rice 8). Total Fouls—Wichita St. 29, Drake 20. A—4,895. MISSOURI ST. 63, N. IOWA 51 N. IOWA (14-9) Tuttle 3-7 3-4 9, Koch 3-7 1-2 7, Moran 2-7 0-0 4, Sonnen 1-3 0-0 3, James 3-10 0-0 7, Mitchell 2-8 1-2 6, Rank 3-4 0-0 7, Singleton 0-0 0-2 0, Morrison 3-5 1-1 8, Martino 0-0 0-0 0, Pehl 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 20-53 6-11 51. MISSOURI ST. (13-10) Gulley 4-9 0-0 9, Weems 7-18 3-3 20, Kirk 2-4 0-0 4, Downing 5-11 3-3 16, Bizoukas 2-6 0-1 4, Pickens 1-1 2-3 4, Scheer 0-3 0-0 0, Rhine 2-3 2-2 6. Totals 23-55 10-12 63. Halftime—Missouri St. 34-24. 3-Point Goals—N. Iowa 5-19 (Rank 1-1, Morrison 1-2, Sonnen 1-2, James 1-3, Mitchell 1-4, Tuttle 0-1, Moran 0-3, Koch 0-3), Missouri St. 7-16 (Weems 3-5, Downing 3-5, Gulley 1-3, Scheer 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—N. Iowa 32 (James 8), Missouri St. 38 (Gulley, Weems 10). Assists—N. Iowa 12 (Sonnen 3), Missouri St. 11 (Bizoukas 7). Total Fouls—N. Iowa 16, Missouri St. 13. A—9,376. Nortwest MISSOURI 74, Fort Hays St. 57 Fort Hays St. 21 36 — 57 Northwest Missouri 34 40 — 74 Fort Hays St. — Dayee 18, Morse 13, McDade 8, Russell 5, McKenzie 4, Dreiling 3, Penner 2, Phillips 2, Simmsons 2. Totals 27-71 12-15 57. Northwest Missouri — Reinders 16, Sullivan 15, Haake 10, Starzl 7, Wallace 6, Cooper 5, Hailey 4, Schlake 4, Williams 3, Clark 2, Peterson 2. Totals 35-69 12-16 74. Baker 60, Missouri Valley 58 Missouri Valley 26 32 — 58 Baker 22 38 — 60 Missouri Valley — Connor 17, Stander 12, Pope 11, Thomas 8, Smith 5, Baker 3, Foster 2. Totals 26-80 9-16 58. Baker — Anderson 14, Steinlage 10, Eils 5, Diallo 5, Honore 5, Jassar 5, Shortell 5, Johnston 4, Schlake 4, Moore 3, Douvier 2, Lysaught 2. Totals 25-63 15-21 60.
College women BIG 12 Conf Overall Baylor 8-0 21-0 Kansas 5-3 16-4 Kansas State 5-3 14-6 Texas A&M 4-3 13-5 Oklahoma 5-3 13-6 Oklahoma State 4-4 12-5 Iowa State 2-5 11-7 Texas 3-5 13-7 Texas Tech 3-5 15-5 Missouri 0-8 10-9 Results Saturday #1 Baylor 74, Kansas 46 Kansas St. 67, Oklahoma State 56 #21 Texas Tech 75, Texas 71 Oklahoma 62, Missouri 59 MISSOURI VALLEY Conf Overall Wichita State 7-1 13-6 Illinois State 6-2 11-8 Missouri State 5-3 12-6 Northern Iowa 5-3 12-7 Drake 5-3 11-8 Creighton 4-4 10-9 Indiana State 4-4 10-10 Bradley 2-6 11-9 Southern Illinois 1-7 5-14 Evansville 1-7 4-15 Games Sunday Southern Illinois at Evansville, 2 p.m. Northern Iowa at Drake, 2:05 p.m. Bradley at Creighton, 2:05 p.m. Illinois State at Missouri State, 2:05 p.m. Indiana State at Wichita State, 2:05 p.m. MIAA Conf Overall Pittsburg State 12-1 18-2 Washburn 11-1 18-3 Emporia State 10-3 14-4 Central Missouri 8-5 14-5 Fort Hays State 7-5 15-5 Truman 6-7 11-7 Lincoln 5-7 11-7 Southwest Baptist 4-9 8-10 Missouri Western 3-10 5-13 Missouri Southern 2-11 6-13 Northwest Missouri 2-11 4-16 Results Saturday Truman 78, Emporia State 60 Washburn 60, Missouri Western 55 Fort Hays State 65, Northwest Missouri 42 Pittsburg State 72, Central Missouri 67 Southwest Baptist 61, Missouri Southern 59 TOP 25 #2 Notre Dame 71, St. John’s 56 #3 UConn 77, South Florida 62 #4. Stanford 74, California 71, OT #12 Green Bay 65, Valparaiso 37 Iowa 59, #13 Purdue 42 #16 Louisville 62, Villanova 58 #22 Gonzaga 75, Saint Mary’s 70 #23 BYU 74, Santa Clara 64 #23 DePaul 71, Seton Hall 59 STATE Baker 66, Missouri Valley 60 Benedictine 60, Evangel 59 Kansas Wesleyan 70, Tabor 44 Southwestern 63, Saint Mary 49 Sterling 69, McPherson 56 Juco Johnson County 69, Cowley 65
Women’s state boxes Fort Hays St. 65, Northwest Mo. 42 Fort Hays St. 33 32 — 65 Northwest Missouri 23 19 — 42 Fort Hays St. — Lehman 12, Weiser 12, Bechard 11, Brown 10, Edwards 10, Keyser 3, Sorenson 3, Shaw 2, Antenen 1, Nelson 1. Totals 31-85 13-21 65. Northwest Missouri — Thayer 11, C. Boeh 9, A. Boeh 6, Mathews 6, Henry 4, Jensen 2, Marnin 2, Martin 2. Totals 20-83 5-7 42. Baker 66, Missouri Valley 60 Missouri Valley 36 24 — 60 Baker 28 38 — 66 Missouri Valley — Young 16, L. Jackson 10, S. Jackson 8, Brown 6, Clark 6, Kixmiller 4, Quiring 3, Troyer 3, Chelsey 2, Porter 2. Totals 30-69 5-14 60. Baker — Petty 25, Fanshier 14, Atanmo 6, Stewart 6, Tenpenny 5, Nelson 3, Washington 3, Ramsey 2, Simpson 2. Totals 30-86 13-21 66.
High school boys scores RESUlts saturday City Whitefield, Mo. 75, Cornerstone 48 Lyon County Hartford 52, Southern Coffey 47 Lebo 67, Madison 51 Marais des Cygnes Valley 42, Olpe 34 Waverly 62, Burlingame 58 State Meade 78, Guymon, Okla. 47 South Gray 44, Kiowa County 37 RESULTS FRIDAY City Holton 59, Hayden 41
Junction City 78, Topeka West 68 KC Christ Prep 57, Heritage Christian 55 Topeka High 49, Seaman 35 Washburn Rural 52, Shawnee Heights 31 Big Seven Nemaha Valley 54, Horton 25 Royal Valley 75, Northern Heights 39 Santa Fe Trail 62, West Franklin 47 Delaware Valley Maur Hill-Mt. Academy 47, Riverside 23 Pleasant Ridge 66, Immaculata 54 Flint Hills Herington 57, Chapman 55 Lyon County Hartford 52, Southern Coffey 47 Lebo 46, Waverly 34 Madison 49, Burlingame 46 Marais des Cygnes Valley 42, Olpe 34 Waverly 62, Burlingame 58 Mid-East Silver Lake 62, Wamego 57 Twin Valley Baileyville B&B 49, Valley Heights 43 Centralia 63, Linn 54 Frankfort 47, Axtell 28 Hanover 75, Bern 52 Onaga 52, Washington County 49 Area Abilene 54, Concordia 50 Anderson County 66, Wellsville 43 Baldwin 54, Osawatomie 46 Burlington 88, Yates Center 64 Central Heights 63, Jayhawk-Linn 34 Centre 75, Wakefield 62 Marysville 57, Hiawatha 53 Tonganoxie 64, Atchison 33 State Tribune 75, Rolla 51
High school boys boxes HARTFORD 52, SOUTHERN COFFEY 47 Southern Coffey 8 13 8 18 — 47 Hartford 7 16 13 16 — 52 Southern Coffey — Watts 5 4-11 14, Seabolt 4 2-3 10, True 1 5-8 7, Fisher 2 3-4 7, Nelson 2 (1) 0-1 5, Snovelle 2 0-0 4. Totals 16 (1) 14-29 47. Hartford — Kraft 7 (2) 3-8 19, Keys 5 5-8 15, Ikerd 3 2-4 8, Veatch 1 5-8 7, Esch 1 1-2 3. Totals 17 (2) 16-30 52. MARAIS DES CYGNES VALLEY 42, OLPE 34 Olpe 11 7 10 6 — 34 MdCV 12 8 13 9 — 42 Olpe — Smith 3 (2) 0-0 8, Stout 2 3-4 7, Redeker 2 3-4 7, Baumgardner 2 (1) 1-1 6, Dreier 1 3-4 5, Brinkman 0 1-2 1. Totals 10 (3) 11-16 34. Marais des Cygnes Valley — Vanderpool 5 0-2 10, Coffman 2 6-6 10, Price 4 0-2 8, Jones 3 1-2 7, Boggs 1 (1) 2-2 5, Schimmel 0 2-3 2. Totals 15 (1) 11-17 42. WAVERLY 62, BURLINGAME 58 Burlingame 11 11 9 27 — 58 Waverly 15 14 14 19 — 62 Burlingame — Lee 11 (3) 3-4 28, Lang 6 1-5 13, Dorr 4 (2) 0-0 10, Prescott 1 2-2 4, Sporing 1 (1) 0-0 3. Totals 23 (6) 6-11 58. Waverly — Steward 9 7-8 25, Stroman 4 3-4 11, Fleming 3 3-7 9, Good 2 2-2 6, Sipe 1 3-4 5, Smith 1 2-4 4, Tyson 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 (0) 20-29 62. WHITEFIELD, MO. 75, CORNERSTONE 48 Whitefield, Mo. 18 16 19 22 — 75 Cornerstone 13 8 9 18 — 48 Whitefield, Mo. — Sipp 8 (3) 7-11 26, Porteous 6 (3) 0-2 15, Dykstra 4 2-3 10, Buckner 3 (1) 0-0 7, Casmeier 3 1-3 7, Beltkamp 3 1-2 7, Berger 1 0-0 2, Dykstra 0 1-2 1. Totals 28 (7) 12-23 75. Cornerstone — Birtell 7 (4) 3-4 21, Swickard 3 (1) 1-2 8, Dehn 3 0-0 8, Reed 2 (1) 2-2 7, Davenport 2 0-0 4, O’Byrne 1 0-2 2. Totals 18 (6) 6-10 48.
High school girls scores Results Saturday City Cornerstone 56, Whitefield, Mo. 39 Hutchinson 53, Highland Park 40 Seaman 57, Shawnee Mission East 45 Shawnee Heights 38, Great Bend 35 Topeka High 54, Olate North 39 Topeka West 56, Derby 51 Washburn Rural 53, Leavenworth 48, OT Big Seven Falls City, Neb. 40, Hiawatha 33 Nemaha Valley 56, Jackson Heights 37 Perry-Lecompton 40, McLouth 34 Delaware Valley Jefferson North 55, Atchison County 38 Marysville 59, Troy 23 Oskaloosa 58, Maranatha 29 Valley Falls 40, Jefferson West 32 Lyon County Burlingame 59, Marais des Cygnes Valley 53 Lebo 46, Southern Coffey 39 Madison 35, Hartford 24 Olpe 60, Waverly 26 Mid-East Rock Creek 53, Horton 27 St. Marys 56, Anderson County 32 Area Baldwin 42, KC-Piper 29 Centralia 38, Linn 34 Free State 54, Carroll 50 Junction City 46, Blue Valley West 34 Lawrence 53, KC-Sumner 24 Manhattan 36, Beloit 24 Wellsville 43, KC-Christian 37 Wichita Northwest 65, Emporia 59, 2OT State Andover Central 51, Kapaun 43 Augusta 53, Wichita West 32 Berean 47, Central Christian 33 Bonner Springs 48, Spring Hill 40 Buhler 78, Goddard 62 Chaparral 38, Larned 29 Cheney 38, Kingman 35 Cunningham 40, Kinsley 37 Douglass 46, Burrton 28 Fairfield 55, Belle Plaine 54 Gardner-Edgerton 61, Andale 46 Goessel 52, Bluestem 43 Haven 54, Ulysses 19 Hesston 38, Hoisington 24 Kapaun 51, Andover Central 43 Maize South 47, Clearwater 32 McPherson 52, Hays 42 Meade 53, Guymon, Okla. 16 Miege 40, Garden City 33 Moundridge 39, Conway Springs 33 Mulvane 54, Wichita Southeast 45 Nickerson 50, Halstead 48 Olathe Northwest 46, Newton 42 Olathe South 56, Maize 49 Pretty Prairie 46, Macksville 20 Rose Hill 58, Dodge City 50 Sedgwick 56, Inman 55 South Barber 46, Attica 38 Valley Center 62, El Dorado 35 Wellington 39, Garden Plain 33 Wichita Campus 55, Arkansas City 35 Wichita East 69, Circle 39 Wichita Independent 43, Canton-Galva 16 Word of Life 46, Wichita Trinity 36 Results Friday City Blue Valley 35, Seaman 33 Free State 38, Washburn Rural 36 Holton 55, Hayden 24 Hutchinson 53, Highland Park 40 Maize 53, Highland Park 30 Shawnee Heights 38, Great Bend 35 Topeka High 61, Topeka West 34 Wichita Northwest 36, Shawnee Heights 25 Big Seven Nemaha Valley 56, Jackson Heights 37 Perry-Lecompton 40, McLouth 34 Santa Fe Trail 72, West Franklin 30 Delaware Valley Atchison County 38, Valley Falls 31 Jefferson North 55, Atchison County 38 Oskaloosa 58, Maranatha 29 Riverside 37, Maur Hill-Mt. Academy 24 Valley Falls 40, Jefferson West 32 Flint Hills Lyndon 37, Mission Valley 32 Northern Heights 37, Royal Valley 31 Lyon County Burlingame 59, Marais des Cygnes Valley 53 Lebo 46, Southern Coffey 39 Madison 35, Hartford 24 Olpe 50, Hartford 18 Waverly 30, Madison 28 Mid-East Riley County 87, Wabaunsee 53 Rock Creek 53, Horton 27 Silver Lake 66, Wamego 55 Twin Valley Baileyville B&B 53, Valley Heights 39 Centralia 38, Linn 34 Frankfort 51, Axtell 28 Hanover 66, Bern 32 Washington County 67, Onaga 18 Wetmore 50, Blue Valley-Randolph 35 Area Abilene 45, Concordia 26 Burlington 78, Yates Center 37 Central Heights 44, Jayhawk-Linn 31 Centre 29, Wakefield 24 Chapman 59, Herington 57 (OT) Clay Center 52, Smoky Valley 39 Emporia 46, Great Bend 25 Manhattan 36, Beloit 24 Marysville 59, Troy 23 Tonganoxie 47, Atchison 23 State Andover 45, Salina Central 37 Tribune 48, Rolla 45 Uniontown 46, Colony-Crest 21
High school girls boxes BALDWIN 42, KC-PIPER 29 Baldwin 13 9 3 17 — 42 KC-Piper 11 3 9 6 — 29 Baldwin — Jones 7 (2) 2-2 18, Jorgensen 2 (2) 3-4 9, Kehl 1 5-6 7, Dighans 2 0-0 4, Smith 0 3-5 3, Katzer 0 1-2 1. Totals 12 (4) 14-19 42. KC Piper — Johnson 4 4-5 12, Morrow 3 3-8 9, Mansaw 2 1-2 5, Shriver 1 0-0 2, Wooley 0 1-3 1. Totals 10 (0) 9-19 29. BURLINGAME 59, MARAIS DES CYGNES 53 Burlingame 15 7 18 19 — 59 MdCV 6 16 10 21 — 53 Burlingame — Lewis 8 6-9 22, Lewis 8 (1) 1-2 18, McKanna 4 (1) 2-4 11, Zabokrtsky 2 0-3 4, Dorr 2 0-0 4. Totals 24 (2) 9-18 59. Marais des Cygnes Valley — Vanderpool 4 (1) 5-9 14, Schimmel 4 (4) 2-5 14, Bush 5 (3) 0-0 13,
www.cjonline.com Dorcas 3 2-2 8, Bush 0 4-6 4. Totals 16 (8) 13-22 53. CORNERSTONE 56, WHITEFIELD, MO. 39 Whitefield, Mo. 8 4 8 19 — 39 Cornerstone 13 12 21 10 — 56 Whitefield, Mo. — Casmier 7 (1) 5-9 20, Loechler 3 (2) 1-4 9, Shields 4 0-0 8, Coats 1 0-0 2. Totals 15 (3) 6-13 39. Cornerstone — Coffman 6 6-9 18, Kramer 5 4-4 14, Wenger 3 (1) 0-0 7, Wenger 3 0-0 6, Coffman 2 0-0 4, Bryant 1 1-2 3, Swickard 1 0-1 2, Holloway 1 0-4 2. Totals 22 (1) 11-20 56. FALLS CITY, NEB. 40, HIAWATHA 33 Hiawatha 2 8 9 14 — 33 Falls City, Neb. 5 9 12 14 — 40 Hiawatha — Schmitz 4 (1) 0-0 9, Hocker 3 2-2 8, Binns 1 4-4 6, Sudbeck 2 0-0 4, Coelho 1 1-2 3, Fortmeyer 1 (1) 0-0 3. Totals 12 (2) 7-8 33. Falls City, Neb. — Jordening 4 (3) 5-5 16, Chandler 5 2-4 12, Poppe 2 (1) 0-0 5, Sickel 1 1-4 3, Schwarting 1 1-2 3, Scheitel 0 1-2 1. Totals 13 (4) 10-17 40. JEFFERSON NORTH 55, ATCHISON COUNTY 38 Atchison County 6 9 11 13 — 38 Jefferson North 9 20 13 12 — 55 Atchison County — Vanderweide 3 (3) 2-4 11, Ellerman 3 (1) 0-0 7, Sheeley 2 (2) 0-1 6, Thompson 1 (1) 2-4 5, Wallisch 0 4-4 4, Pieper 1 (1) 0-0 3, Corpstein 1 0-0 2. Totals 11 (8) 8-13 38. Jefferson North — Kramer 7 (5) 4-6 23, Kramer 5 8-13 18, Navinskey 1 4-4 6, Polson 2 0-2 4, Kern 2 0-0 4. Totals 17 (5) 16-25 55. LEBO 46, SOUTHERN COFFEY 39 Lebo 7 12 18 9 — 46 Southern Coffey 8 12 8 11 — 39 Lebo — Hodges 3 6-6 12, Scott 4 1-3 9, Ables 3 (2) 0-0 8, Robertson 3 1-4 7, Holmes 1 (1) 0-1 3, Ables 1 (1) 0-0 3, Johnston 1 0-0 2, VanArsdale 1 0-0 2. Totals 17 (4) 8-14 46. Southern Coffey — Isch 3 7-12 13, Hegwald 3 (2) 0-2 8, Webb 3 1-1 7, Isch 2 3-7 7, Alumbaugh 2 0-0 4. Totals 13 (2) 11-22 39. MADISON 35, HARTFORD 24 Hartford 4 7 8 5 — 24 Madison 7 9 12 7 — 35 Hartford — Wilson 4 (2) 1-2 11, Bailey 2 (1) 0-0 5, Roush 2 0-0 4, Prather 1 0-0 2, Kirby 1 0-2 2. Totals 10 (3) 1-4 24. Madison — Barnard 2 4-6 8, Farthing 3 2-2 8, Farthing 3 (1) 0-0 7, Shaklee 2 (2) 0-0 6, Casey 1 0-0 2, Dubois 0 2-4 2, Thomsen 0 1-2 1, Bond 0 1-2 1. Totals 11 (3) 10-16 35. MANHATTAN 36, BELOIT 24 Beloit 7 5 3 9 — 24 Manhattan 10 10 12 4 — 36 Beloit — Brown 2 4-7 8, Englebert 3 1-4 7, Mealiff 2 0-0 4, Marozas 1 1-5 3, Krone 1 0-0 2. Totals 9 (0) 6-18 24. Manhattan — Massanet 5 2-2 12, Price 4 0-0 8, Ehie 2 (1) 0-0 5, Spilker 1 2-2 4, Crusinberry 1 0-0 2, McNair 1 0-0 2, Thaemert 0 1-2 1, Thompson 0 1-2 1, Shanower 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 (1) 7-10 36. MARYSVILLE 59, TROY 23 Marysville 14 19 18 8 — 59 Troy 4 5 5 9 — 23 Marysville — Leonard 4 (2) 5-6 15, Schwarz 6 (2) 0-0 14, Schotte 3 1-3 7, Russell 2 2-2 6, Degenhardt 1 4-6 6, Parks 2 (1) 1-4 6, Fincham 1 1-2 3, Vogelsberg 0 2-2 2. Totals 19 (5) 16-25 59. Troy — Weatherford 4 (1) 0-0 9, Marriott 1 (1) 0-0 3, Stock 1 (1) 0-0 3, Turpin 1 1-2 3, Huss 1 0-0 2, Winder 0 2-2 2, Fenley 0 1-2 1. Totals 8 (3) 4-7 23. NEMAHA VALLEY 56, JACKSON HEIGHTS 37 Nemaha Valley 10 20 13 13 — 56 Jackson Heights 6 11 10 10 — 37 Nemaha Valley — Throm 6 0-1 12, Brezina 5 1-2 11, Rottinghaus 4 1-2 9, Swart 4 0-0 8, Nordhus 3 1-2 7, Altenhofen 2 0-0 4, Swart 1 2-2 4, Kuckelman 0 1-2 1. Totals 25 (0) 6-11 56. Jackson Heights — Wamego 6 4-5 16, Griffiths 5 0-0 10, Thomas 2 (1) 2-2 7, Holliday 2 0-0 4. Totals 15 (1) 6-7 37. OSKALOOSA 58, MARANATHA 29 Maranatha 13 8 6 2 — 29 Oskaloosa 13 16 14 15 — 58 Maranatha — Fulk 3 (1) 2-2 11, Buckner 2 2-2 6, Moore 2 1-2 5, Espinoza 2 0-0 4, ChapinPatch 1 (1) 0-0 3. Totals 10 (2) 5-6 29. Oskaloosa — Pfau 7 (2) 1-4 17, Miller 7 0-0 14, Schmanke 5 1-3 11, Houk 5 (1) 0-0 11, Beach 2 (1) 0-0 5. Totals 26 (4) 2-7 58. PERRY-LECOMPTON 40, MCLOUTH 34 McLouth 5 6 10 13 — 34 Perry-Lecompton 18 11 1 10 — 40 McLouth — Stewart 1 11-11 13, Steffey 3 (1) 0-0 7, Drinnon 2 3-4 7, Hullinger 3 1-2 7. Totals 9 (1) 15-17 34. Perry-Lecompton — Hess 5 (3) 2-2 15, Carver 4 (3) 0-2 11, Schuler 2 (1) 0-2 5, Bowser 2 (1) 0-2 5, Coyle 1 (1) 0-0 3, Mehl 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 (9) 3-10 40. ROCK CREEK 53, HORTON 27 Rock Creek 10 9 19 15 — 53 Horton 2 9 5 11 — 27 Rock Creek — Herrs 6 10-13 22, Christenson 3 (2) 2-5 10, Elliott 3 (1) 1-2 8, Srna 1 (1) 4-5 7, Bruce 1 1-2 3, Ebert 1 0-0 2, Trieb 0 1-2 1. Totals 15 (4) 19-29 53. Horton — Coversup 4 0-0 8, Dishon 2 (2) 1-2 7, Thomas 2 (1) 0-0 5, Wilhelm 1 (1) 1-2 4, Voyles 0 2-4 2, Cowley 0 1-2 1. Totals 9 (4) 5-12 27. ST. MARYS 56, ANDERSON COUNTY 32 St. Marys 14 8 13 21 — 56 Anderson County 8 4 7 13 — 32 St. Marys — Moylan 6 (4) 4-8 20, Thomas 5 (1) 0-0 11, Eakes 3 1-2 7, White 3 0-2 6, Robbins 2 1-2 5, Davis 2 0-0 4, Steele 1 (1) 0-0 3. Totals 22 (6) 6-14 56. Anderson County — Adams 3 (2) 0-0 8, Mersman 4 0-0 8, Porter 2 (1) 0-0 5, Steele 2 0-0 4, Moody 2 0-0 4, Rockers 1 0-0 2, Martin 0 1-2 1. Totals 14 (3) 1-2 32. VALLEY FALLS 40, JEFFERSON WEST 32 Valley Falls 11 10 8 11 — 40 Jefferson West 10 7 11 4 — 32 Valley Falls — Miller 6 6-16 18, Herrig 4 (1) 4-4 13, Coleman 2 0-0 4, Frakes 1 1-2 3, Lane 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 (1) 11-22 40. Jefferson West — Johnson 4 (1) 0-1 9, Mundhenke 1 4-6 6, Hothan 3 0-2 6, Siess 2 0-4 4, Brake 2 0-0 4, Essman 0 3-4 3. Totals 12 (1) 7-17 32. WELLSVILLE 43, KC-CHRISTIAN 37 Wellsville 11 9 11 12 — 43 KC-Christian 9 11 7 10 — 37 Wellsville — Patton 5 9-12 19, Bonzo 2 9-9 13, Koehn 2 0-0 4, McTaggart 1 2-2 4, Hinman 1 1-3 3. Totals 11 (0) 21-30 43. KC Christian — Hawthrone 4 (2) 3-5 13, Rogers 4 1-7 9, MacGregor 1 4-5 6, White 1 (1) 0-0 3, Sotello 0 2-2 2, Spencer 1 0-0 2, Fields 0 1-3 1, Kuchera 0 1-2 1. Totals 11 (3) 12-24 37. WICHITA NORTHWEST 65, EMPORIA 59, OT Emporia 9 5 17 16 6 — 59 Wichita Northwest 12 10 13 12 6 — 65 Emporia — Knight 8 13-17 29, Wilhite 3 8-11 14, Hastings 1 4-4 6, Guion 1 (1) 2-2 5, Sanchez 0 3-4 3, Burris 0 2-2 2. Totals 13 (1) 32-40 59. Wichita Northwest — Harbert 7 (1) 9-15 24, McPherson 7 (3) 2-2 19, Simpkins 1 6-9 8, Taylor 3 (2) 0-1 8, Tre Nolen 1 1-4 3, Tran 1 0-0 2, Cotman 0 1-3 1. Totals 20 (6) 19-36 65.
Hockey NAHL CENTRAL GP W L OTL Pts GF GA x-Bismarck 40 33 6 1 67 168 99 x-Alexandria 38 26 10 2 54 136 101 Aberdeen 41 21 15 5 47 128 119 Austin 39 21 14 4 46 117 102 Minot 43 4 36 2 10 74 187 MIDWEST GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Janesville 41 30 8 3 63 135 86 St. Louis 38 26 10 2 54 141 102 Springfield 39 17 20 2 36 119 129 Coulee Region 41 13 22 6 32 110 146 Chicago 40 7 29 4 18 116 195 NORTH GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Port Huron 44 29 12 3 61 147 117 Kalamazoo 39 24 13 2 50 140 115 Traverse City 38 19 14 5 43 117 112 Michigan 43 16 22 5 37 118 149 Jamestown 38 14 22 2 30 104 130 SOUTH GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Amarillo 42 32 3 7 71 184 97 Topeka 42 28 12 2 58 139 105 Texas 43 26 11 6 58 153 114 Corpus Christi 41 20 18 3 43 120 124 Odessa 40 15 20 5 35 95 122 Wichita Falls 42 14 24 4 32 105 141 New Mexico 42 13 27 2 28 120 192 WEST GP W L OTL Pts GF GA Alaska 44 28 13 3 59 140 121 Fairbanks 38 22 9 7 51 136 106 Wenatchee 37 21 12 4 46 99 61 Fresno 42 18 16 8 44 120 128 Kenai River 37 20 15 2 42 114 114 Dawson Creek 38 8 28 2 18 89 170 x-clinched playoff berth Results late Friday Kenai River 2, Wenatchee 0 Alaska 6, Fairbanks 5 Results Saturday Topeka 5, New Mexico 1 Port Huron 4, Traverse City 1 Amarillo 7, Fresno 1 Janesville 4, Coulee Region 3 Springfield 4, Michigan 3 Bismarck 4, Austin 2 Odessa 6, Corpus Christi 1 Aberdeen 5, Minot 0 St. Louis 4, Chicago 3, SO Kenai River at Wenatchee, late Fairbanks at Alaska, late
Bill Haas 63n-71s-70s Sang-Moon Bae 65n-67s-72s Cameron Tringale 67n-72s-66s Jonas Blixt 70s-70n-65s Brandt Snedeker 67s-64n-74s Scott Piercy 70n-68s-68s Justin Leonard 65n-70s-71s Rod Pampling 64n-75s-68s D.A. Points 70s-70n-67s Ryo Ishikawa 69s-69n-69s Tim Herron 68n-70s-69s Camilo Villegas 65n-72s-70s Pat Perez 66n-70s-71s James Driscoll 68s-69n-70s Martin Flores 65n-67s-75s Bubba Watson 69n-71s-68s Dustin Johnson 66n-72s-70s J.J. Killeen 72s-69n-67s Jimmy Walker 73s-65n-70s Robert Allenby 68n-67s-73s Hunter Mahan 69s-65n-74s Paul Goydos 68s-72n-69s Brendon de Jonge 70s-70n-69s Justin Rose 71s-68n-70s Rickie Fowler 68n-70s-71s Bryce Molder 71s-70n-68s Stewart Cink 69s-68n-72s Geoff Ogilvy 72s-70n-67s Chris Riley 67n-70s-72s Greg Chalmers 65n-72s-72s Michael Bradley 69n-71s-70s John Merrick 74s-66n-70s Vijay Singh 64n-75s-71s Bobby Gates 76s-64n-70s Tom Pernice Jr. 69n-72s-69s Charles Howell III 72n-69s-69s Chris DiMarco 68n-70s-72s Keegan Bradley 69n-68s-73s Jhonattan Vegas 69s-68n-73s Bill Lunde 74n-68s-68s Harris English 67n-72s-72s Spencer Levin 62n-76s-73s Marc Leishman 72s-69n-70s Kevin Chappell 73s-69n-69s Aaron Baddeley 70n-72s-69s Bud Cauley 69n-70s-73s Marco Dawson 67s-73n-72s Marc Turnesa 66s-72n-74s Ricky Barnes 69s-70n-73s Trevor Immelman 71s-70n-71s Seung-Yul Noh 69n-72s-71s Nick Watney 69s-68n-75s Blake Adams 75s-67n-70s Nick O’Hern 69s-70n-74s Charley Hoffman 71s-68n-74s Andres Romero 68n-73s-72s Ernie Els 71s-70n-72s Tommy Biershenk 70n-71s-72s Josh Teater 64n-77s-72s Greg Owen 75s-67n-71s Roberto Castro 70n-72s-71s Gary Christian 72n-70s-71s Steve Marino 69n-71s-74s Colt Knost 66n-74s-74s Chez Reavie 72s-67n-75s Cameron Beckman 68s-72n-74s Duffy Waldorf 70n-69s-75s Richard H. Lee 72s-69n-73s Mark D. Anderson 73s-68n-73s Chris Kirk 70s-72n-72s Made cut, didn’t finish Miguel Angel Carballo 70s-72n-73s Jarrod Lyle 73s-69n-73s Boo Weekley 71s-67n-78s Brendon Todd 70n-71s-75s Gary Woodland 70n-72s-74s Troy Kelly 68n-72s-78s
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European Abu Dhabi Champ. RESULTS Saturday At Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Purse: $2.7 million; Yardage: 7,600; Par: 72 Third-round leaders Tiger Woods, United States 70-69-66 — 205 Robert Rock, England 69-70-66 — 205 Peter Hanson, Sweden 74-69-64 — 207 Francesco Molinari, Italy 74-67-66 — 207 Rory McIlroy, Norther Ireland 67-72-68 — 207 Paul Lawrie, Scotland 70-69-68 — 207 George Coetzee, South Africa 71-72-65 — 208 Thorbjorn Olesen, Denmark 70-67-71 — 208 James Kingston, South Africa 69-72-67 — 208 Jean-Baptiste Gonnet, France 68-71-69 — 208 Thomas Bjorn, Denmark, 73-71-65 — 209 Jamie Donaldson, Wales 74-68-67 — 209 Graeme McDowell, No. Ireland 72-69-68 — 209 Matteo Mannasero, Italy 73-65-71 — 209 Keith Horne, South Africa 71-71-68 — 210 Richard Finch, England 68-71-71 — 210 Gareth Maybin, Northern Ireland 68-70-72 — 210 Gonzalo, Fdez-Castano, Spain 72-74-65 — 211 David Lynn, England 74-70-67 — 211 Graeme Storm, England 74-69-68 — 211
Tennis Australian Open RESULTS SATURDAY At Melbourne, Australia Women’s singles championship Victoria Azarenka (3), Belarus, def. Maria Sharapova (4), Russia, 6-3, 6-0. Men’s Doubles Championship Leander Paes, India, and Radek Stepanek, Czech Republic, def. Bob and Mike Bryan (1), United States, 7-6 (1), 6-2.
College women Purdue 4, Kansas State 1 Doubles No. 1 — (28) Petra Niedermayerova/Marketa Trousilova (KSU) vs. Jenny Rabot/Mara Schmidt (PU), 7-7 (dnf) No. 2 — Imogen Golder/Gisella Pere (PU) def. Karla Bonacic/Carli Wischhoff (KSU), 8-4 No. 3 — Lynda Xepoleas/Daniela Vidal (PU) def. Amina St. Hill/Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU), 8-2 Singles No. 1 — (17) Petra Niedermayerova (KSU) vs. Jenny Rabot (PU), 7-5, 7-5 No. 2 — Lynda Xepoleas (PU) def. (94) Karla Bonacic (KSU), 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 No. 3 — Mara Schmidt (PU) def. Amina St. Hill (KSU), 6-2, 6-4 No. 4 — Daniela Vidal (PU) def. Marketa Trousilova (KSU), 7-5, 7-5 No. 5 — Carmen Borau Ramos (KSU) vs. Anna Dushkina (PU), DNF No. 6 — Carli Wischhoff (KSU) vs. Imogen Golder (PU), DNF
Bowling PBA USBC Masters stepladder FINALS SUNDAY 11:30 a.m. at Henderson, Nevada (ESPN) No. 1 seed — Chris Barnes; No. 2 seed — Mike Fagan; No. 3 seed — Dan MacLelland; No. 4 seed — Bryon Smith.
Football College SENIOR BOWL: North 23, South 13 North 3 10 7 3 — 23 South 3 3 0 7 — 13 First quarter North—FG Wiggs 27, 9:27. South—FG Bullock 39, 3:37. Second quarter North—M.Jones 8 pass from R.Wilson (Wiggs kick), 14:53. South—FG Bullock 24, 7:35. North—FG Wiggs 32, 2:05. Third quarter North—Robinson 41 pass from Caousins (Wiggs kick), 11:44. Fourth quarter South—Criner 20 pass from Foles (Bullock kick), 12:55. North—FG Wiggs 28, 4:11. A—40,646. GAME IN FIGURES Nor Sou First downs 17 15 Rushes-yards 33-69 20-36 Passing 210 295 Comp-Att-Int 15-30-2 26-45-3 Return Yards 168 113 Punts-Avg. 3-33 1-17 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 2-15 7-63 Time of Possession 30:10 29:50 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—North, Pead 8-31, Martin 4-19, Polk 6-15, Herron 6-14, Ewing 1-1, team 2-0, R.Wilson 4-(minus 3), Moore 2-(minus 8). South, Ballard 7-29, Ganaway 5-14, Creer 4-10, Rainey 1-5, Weeden 1-(minus 6), Lindley 1-(minus 7), Foles 1-(minus 9). PASSING—North, Moore 6-12-0-50, Cousins 5-11-1-115, R.Wilson 4-7-1-45. South, Lindley 1021-1-103, Foles 11-15-0-136, Weeden 5-9-2-56. RECEIVING—North, Robinson 2-64, Graham 2-27, Quick 2-10, Herron 2-4, Posey 1-33, Ewing 1-23, Igwenagu 1-14, Egnew 1-14, Linthicum 1-9, M.Jones 1-8, Pead 1-4. South, Adams 8-133, Criner 6-77, Fuller 3-19, Ganaway 2-8, Peterson 2-3, Jenkins 1-26, Smelley 1-24, D.Jones 1-7, Ballard 1-2, Creer 1-(minus 4)
Wrestling High school
Golf PGA Farmers Insurance Open RESULTS SATURDAY At San Diego s-Torrey Pines, 7,698 yards, par 72 n-Torrey Pines, 7,094 yards, par 72 Third round Kyle Stanley 62n-68s-68s — 198 John Huh 64n-71s-68s — 203 John Rollins 70s-65n-68s — 203
Final Flurry at Atchison Jefferson West 1341/2, KC-Turner 121, Riley County 103, Hiawatha 92, Shawnee Mission Northwest 83, Atchison 76, Horton 721/2, Immaculata 56, KC-Wyandotte 53, KC-Ward 43, KCSchlagle 30, Oskaloosa 281/2. Baldwin Invitational Prairie View 1701/2, Holton 166, Tonganoxie 1551/2, Oak Park 1381/2, Baldwin 125, Lansing 1111/2, Royal Valley 109, DeSoto 1011/2, Santa Fe Trail 101, Spring Hill 89, Basehor-Linwood 58, Louisburg 58, Paola 481/2, Eudora 471/2, PerryLecompton 40.
GREAT OUTDOORS WITH MARC MURRELL
Senior outdoorsmen might have to pay up
JANUARY 29, 2012 the capital-journal
NOTEBOOK Help wildlife: Check Checkoff box Tax time often brings additional darkness to the post-holiday blues, but the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offers state taxpayers the opportunity to brighten the new year’s landscape by doing something good for wildlife. The Kansas State Income Tax form provides everyone with the chance to feel good about filing when they check the Chickadee Checkoff box. Checking this box gives a portion of returns or any additional contribution to all wildlife, not just birds. Since 1981, the Chickadee Checkoff Program has helped with endangered species protection, habitat protection, and wildlife appreciation projects in Kansas. The program has sponsored many popular programs, such as the Nursing Home Bird Feeder Program and Outdoor Wildlife Learning Sites (OWLS) at Kansas schools. OWLS has allowed the development of outdoor laboratories at more than 200 schools across the state. Other programs sponsored by the Chickadee Checkoff include the Kansas Backyard Wildlife Habitat Improvement and Certification Program, the Bluebird Nest Box Project, the Songbird Bundle habitat planting, and surveying and protection of sensitive species. Additionally, the Checkoff has
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The snowy owl is just one of the many species of wildlife that will be helped when taxpayers check the Chickadee Checkoff box on their tax form.
served to document bald eagle nesting success and winter roosts in Kansas. More than $4.2 million has been contributed to Chickadee Checkoff since its inception. In recent years, about 10,000 taxpayers have donated to the program each year. With the help of the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (KSCPA), the mean annual donations total $143,590. It’s a relatively small amount that goes a long way, especially when used to match federal funds. For details, visit the KDWPT website, www.kdwpt.ks.us. From KDWPT reports
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The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism will ask the Kansas Legislature to remove the exemptions that allow Kansas residents 65 years of age and older to fish and hunt for free. These free licenses were implemented in 1971 and the KDWPT is looking at broadening its funding base as a growing number of Kansas baby boomers, like Gene Brehm, are nearing this age.
KDWPT wants to do away with ‘fish, hunt for free’ Since 1971, Kansas residents who are 65 years of age or older haven’t had to purchase a Kansas hunting or fishing license. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) is asking the 2012 session of the Kansas Legislature to consider removing these license exemptions for people 65 years of age or older. MARC According to KDWPT MURRELL officials there are several reasons for this request. The KDWPT operates its fisheries and wildlife programs without the aid of Kansas state general fund tax money. These programs are paid for by licenses and permit fees charged for various hunting and fishing activities. In addition, for each license sold in Kansas the state receives federal money as a match from excise taxes on hunting and fishing equipment. This money is allotted to each state based on the number of licenses sold and divided accordingly. Fifteen percent of the KDWPT budget for fisheries and wildlife programs comes from the federal funding matching money. Fishing and hunting programs in Kansas are supported by license and permit sales. According to the KDWPT, removing the senior exemptions will assist the agency to continue providing a variety of outdoor opportunities. One popular example includes the Kansas Walk-In Hunting Area program which has opened more than a million acres of private land for public access. Another is the Community Fisheries Assistance Program which has opened more than 200 community lakes for fishing. Additionally, license money is used to pay for fisheries management and fish stockings in 24 federal reservoirs and 40 state fishing lakes. In addition, license fees aid wildlife-related law enforcement, wildlife management on 100 public wildlife areas, boating access, fish habitat programs, research, education and wildlife population and health monitoring. The KDWPT recognizes the changing demographics of Kansas residents. More people in the Baby Boomer generation will be reaching their 65th birthdays in the coming years. For example, the number of deer hunters 65 years of age and older that purchased deer permits has increased 25 percent in the last five years. Concern is that without a broadened funding base when many of these users leave the system others still paying for annual licenses will have to carry a heavier burden for fish and wildlife programs. The KDWPT said the elimination of the senior license exemptions will spread the cost among those that use the resources, keeping them equal and affordable for all. Individual hunting or fishing licenses cost $20.50 for the calendar year. A combination
TOP: Austin Martin, 14, of Olathe, shot this deer on a hunting trip during deer season in western Kansas with his grandfather, Ron Sommers. BOTTOM: Rider Nettleton, 12, shot his first deer in his first year of deer hunting. The deer is a 10-point buck, shot from 210 yards with one shot, using a .243. Send us your photographs to email@example.com.
A resolution currently in the Kansas Legislature may potentially lower personal property taxes on watercraft owned by Kansans. If approved by the Senate, the resolution would go to a public vote for approval in the November 2012 election. hunting/fishing license is $38.50 which amounts to 11 cents per day. The KDWPT points out that the cost of a yearly license is a bargain compared to other forms of entertainment like dining in a restaurant, watching a movie or playing a round of golf. In addition, they point to the cost of the license as but a small percentage of the overall cost of other expenses relating to a hunting or fishing experience. The KDWPT estimates the lost revenue from the senior license exemptions are considerable. Calculations used based on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) 2006 National Survey of Hunting, Fishing and Wildlife-related Recreation in Kansas (survey results from the most recent USFWS survey will be available this summer) estimates that 20,000 Kansas residents 65 years of age and older hunted in Kansas that year. The KDWPT receives $18 from each license (after vendor and convenience fees) which would amount to $360,000. Matching federal money for each hunting license is $16.15. Subtracting 7,696 (the number of seniors who purchased a deer or turkey permit which can be counted for federal aid matching funds) that amounts to $198,709 in federal matching money for hunting licenses for a total of $558,709. Using similar formulas and information, the KDWPT estimates lost revenue from annual fishing license exemptions for seniors amounts to $847,289. This is based on 33,000 anglers 65 or older at $18 for a total of $594,000. Federal aid ($8.31 is available as a match for each fishing license) from the sales of these licenses would amount to $253,289 (subtracting 2,520 anglers who purchased third pole or trout permits which can be used for federal aid reimbursement). The KDWPT says it doesn’t want to unfairly target seniors who enjoy hunting and fishing. However, more than $1.4 million in lost revenue is substantial. They believe the elimination of the exemptions will make the license fee structure more equitable for all hunters and anglers and help to continue programs and services they enjoy.
Individuals wishing to express their concerns or questions are encouraged to contact their elected officials, or they can contact the KDWPT Office of the Secretary, 1020 S. Kansas Ave., Ste. 200, Topeka, KS 66612, or call (785) 296-2281. Hearing SET FOR watercraft tax House Concurrent Resolution 5017 will have a hearing at 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 2 in Room 152 S in the State Capital. This addresses the current rate of taxation on watercraft in Kansas. Currently, watercraft are taxed at 30 percent of assessed value which is considerably higher than cars, trucks, recreational vehicles and motor homes. The House of Representatives passed HCR 5017 in 2011 by a vote of 121 yea, 2 nay. It now must be approved by the Senate before it can be voted on by the public as a change in the Constitution. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) estimates as many as 10,000 boats and other watercraft are registered in other states to avoid paying Kansas property taxes. As a result, counties lose considerable revenue and the KDWPT loses revenue as well as federal aid reimbursable matching monies for improvements in boat ramps, safety markers and buoys, boating access, boater education and enforcement. The KDWPT supports this resolution. If passed by the Senate, the resolution will go on the ballot to be voted on by the public as a change to the Constitution in the November 2012 election. If approved by the public, the 2013 session of the Kansas Legislature will determine how much to lower the current rate of taxation on watercraft personal property. This process already has been completed for vehicles, camping trailers and other recreational vehicles. Anyone wishing to participate in the hearing and provide comments can contact Mary Jane Brueck, Committee Assistant at (785) 2962713. Marc Murrell can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALENDAR JANUARY 29 — Pick Your Top 10 (throw out one station), Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. FEBRUARY 4 — National Pheasant Forever and Quail Forever field trial, $135 gift bags with each entry. Contact Jason Nelson, (660) 254-1862. 5 — 2 Person Ground Hog 100, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 10-11 — Kansas Bird Dog Championship at Muddy Creek. Contact Jacob Edwards 817-3937, BDC and BHU co-sanction. 11 — Small bore Shoot Off, 100 targets, Ravenwood Lodge, 2566444. 12 — Valentine’s Couples Shoot, 50 targets each, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 19 — Presidents Day Open, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 17-18-19 — National Pheasant and Quail Forever Classic, Kansas City, Mo., Convention Center. Contact
Ed Holland (816) 810-9535. 26 — Doubles Classic 100, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. MARCH 3 — Pump Gun 100 Team Scramble Shoot, 2 person team, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 4 — Ladies Spring Warmup, 50 targets each, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 17 — St. Patrick’s Day Shoot Off, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 24 — 11th annual Spring Turkey Hunting Clinic at Camp Alexander, Emporia, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Anyone wanting to be better turkey hunter invited, especially youth. Contact Gib Rhodes at (620) 437-2012. 24 — European Driven Pheasant Hunt, reservations and deposit by March 17, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444.
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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29, 2012
QBs power North to win Cousins, Wilson each toss TD passes in Senior Bowl
the associated press
Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger says he believes the culture is changing among KU’s coaches and athletes.
Haskin: Zenger preaches Kansas Continued from Page 1D
He is going to keep pushing ideals some find corny. mostly to one prominent sport. Yet with his Kansas background, “Kansas basketball is our Zenger is apt to shrug and call cornerstone,’’ Zenger said. “It allows them wheat-y. us to do all the other things we There is a distinct message. Last need to do. At the same time, I’ve August, when gridders, cagers, warned all our coaches, and other rowers, netters, spikers and every athletes in other sports, don’t allow other athlete representing KU that to be our cover. You need to assembled for another year on the stand on your own and go out and sports calendar, Zenger addressed compete.’’ them all ... town hall style. Except Fallout from that directive was he was the one doing the talking. swift. In his first year on the job, He read the Paul Harvey essay, Zenger changed football coaches. “These Things I Wish For You,’’ after The move was expensive. Turner identifying who Paul Harvey was Gill was paid the remaining for his young audience. Eventually, amount on his contract, $6 million. Zenger delivered his punchline. The move was also necessary. “We’ve got to shed our mentality Gill’s program wasn’t improving or of entitlement because we’re too competitive. KU finished 0-9 in the soft,’’ he said. Big 12 and surrendered the most Indeed, many sports at KU — points (43.7) and yards (516.4) on too many — are faring poorly in the average of any team in the Bowl Big 12. Overall, the results are Subdivision. unacceptable to the now-secondSoon, Zenger was on the road. year AD. Whereabouts unknown. Search One coaching change was under way. orchestrated already. As for other “I set out with 12 names. That sports, well, stay tuned, though the doesn’t mean there weren’t others money spent to facilitate the move that were thrown in later,’’ he said. in football could buy some time for A candidate who aroused no other coaches. speculation, yet was highly Some strides are being made recognizable, accepted the job. too. Track and field competes “He was on the list and when I favorably, soccer qualified for the sat down with the chancellor before NCAA Tournament, and women’s I took off,’’ Zenger said, “I said, ‘I basketball was improved at the don’t know if Charlie Weis will sit halfway mark in its Big 12 schedule. down with us or not. I don’t know if Kansas was recently cited for this is in his interest bucket.’’’ spending more on recruiting Turned out it was. The deal athletes for its men’s teams in Zenger brokered makes him 2010-11 ($206,723 per team and confident he won’t cringe so much $3,731.47 per athlete) than any next season watching mistakes athletic department in the Big 12. unfold. Argue if you want that this falls Nothing was more indicative of under entitlements. But obviously, the Jayhawks’ struggles in 2011 than coaches were given the resources one sequence in the season-ending to bolster programs and they need game against Missouri. Faced with to deliver. fourth-and-short around midfield, Still, Zenger isn’t prone to KU called timeout rather than making changes without careful confidently executing a sneak to deliberation. The administrative move the chains. When play staff he inherited at KU was resumed, the Jayhawks were tagged bloated, at least in some areas, yet with a procedural penalty. Then Zenger didn’t make any extensive they punted. cuts. Kansas can do better. Yet Zenger “If you treat people the way you finds himself reminding people it want to be treated,’’ Zenger said, “it was just four years ago the continues to keep the morale up. Jayhawks won the Orange Bowl. Sure, a person can come in and just “B-C-S,’’ to quote Mark Mangino, downsize. But at the same time, a winning coach who was run out you’re trying to build an organizafor allegedly being too hard on tion that has some kind of positive players. morale when you’re trying to Well, a kinder, gentler approach compete (in athletics). That’s a didn’t work either. And it’s been delicate balance.’’ scrubbed. Zenger first demonstrated a ******* strong resolve by adopting a Back out on the speaking circuit, hard-line stance against scheduling where the steaks are often archrival Missouri after the Tigers salisbury, morale is improving. opted to move to the SEC. People like what they hear. And Then, when Zenger set out to they like that they hear it from an hire a new football coach, he was AD who loves reconnecting to his clear on what he wanted — tireless roots. work ethic, sharp football acumen “Right now those are the signs and disciplinary command. He is that I’m reading — the fan base, convinced Weis possesses those the donor base, they’re feeling attributes. good about certain things,’’ Zenger “If you’d have told me last said. October, ‘Don’t worry, Sheahon, “Now, you drill that down to the Charlie Weis and Dave Campo are athletes and the coaches, and I going to come here and run your believe the culture is changing. offense and defense,’ I’d have told They all understand what the you you were crazy. But that’s what expectations are. And our studentwe’ve got,’’ Zenger said. athletes are hungry for a challenge, “So as a former coach who’s been and for discipline.’’ taught not to overpromise, all I can In today’s society, where virtually say is, we’re going to get better in any feat can be replayed on the weight room right away, we’re SportsCenter, information is going to get better in the classroom networked by four Gs, and right away, we’re going to get better showmanship is considered in our personal lives right away. natural, the Kansas values Zenger “And then we’re going to show emphasizes sometimes get lost. up on game day and we’re going to Even at Kansas. get lined up correctly. I have So he repeats himself. One, be ultimate faith in coach Weis, his humble. Two, underpromise and coordinators, which he is one, and overproduce. Three, just work his position coaches. That’s about hard. as much as you’re going to get out “They need to learn Kansan,’’ of me. But that’s the beginning.’’ Zenger says of the KU athletes and staff, “because that’s who they are.’’ ******* Kevin Haskin can be reached Oversight of Kansas athletics is at (785) 295-1159 still beginning too for Zenger. or email@example.com.
The Associated Press MOBILE, Ala. — Isaiah Pead took a stutter step forward, then raced to the left sideline and traveled 60 yards up the field before finally getting tripped up by a leg tackle. The former Cincinnati running back followed that nifty punt return with a 38-yarder a couple of minutes later, late in the first half, to play a starring role Saturday in the North’s 23-13 victory over the South in the Senior Bowl. The first one set up a field goal and helped Pead outshine bigger names to earn Most Valuable Player honors. “(Coach) told me what the punt return call was, left, right or in the middle, and told me to make sure I set my blocks up or the play would be dead,” said Pead, who set a Senior Bowl record with 98 yards on punt returns. “I tried to do that the best that I could. The rest was just ability.” Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins and Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson threw touchdown passes for the North. Purdue kicker Carson Wiggs put it away with his third short field goal, a 28-yarder with 4:11 left in the showcase for senior NFL prospects. Boise State’s Kellen Moore led that clinching 13-play drive that consumed 8:36 with the help of a running clock. It snuffed out a spark provided by South quarterback Nick Foles of Arizona, who started his
It was an up-and-down day for a crew of quarterbacks with sparkling college credentials, but threw a combined five interceptions. It was mostly up for Pead, who only had 74 yards on eight punt returns as a senior. The 5-foot-10, 193-pounder did rush for 1,338 yards and 12 touchdowns and gained a team-high 31 yards on eight carries in the Senior Bowl. “I think he may have opened some eyes,” said Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, who led the North. “Some people may have wondered if he can do certain things. I think he may have answered some questions today. Cousins completed 5 of 11 passes for 115 yards but threw an interception. Moore, who won an college-record 50 games as a starting quarterback, was 6-of-12 passing for 50 yards, and had a 23-yarder to set up the final field goal that put the North up two scores. Wilson completed 4 of 7 passes for 45 yards with an 8-yard touchdown pass to Marvin Jones in the second quarter. He also threw an interception. the associated press Arkansas receiver Joe Adams, the South’s The North’s Isaiah Pead runs away from Most Outstanding Player, had eight catches for the South’s DeQuan Menzie on Saturday. 133 yards after losing a fumble on the opening drive. career with Cousins at Michigan State. Oklahoma State’s 28-year-old Brandon Foles had gotten the South into the end zone by firing a 20-yard touchdown pass to Arizona Weeden started for the South but was picked off teammate Juron Criner with 12:55 left in the twice on nine attempts, completing five passes for 56 yards. game.