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Hospital fate tied to vote BY MARY CLARKIN The Hutchinson News

STAFFORD – A movement is under way to force a public election on Stafford County’s intent to issue nofund warrants in the amount of $555,000 for the financially-strapped Stafford County Hospital. Publication of the notice Jan. 25 triggered a 60-day protest period. The form of a petition was submitted and has received the requisite approval from county authorities.


Officials: Tests will show school is ‘healthy’ BY KEN STEPHENS Photos by Travis Morisse/The Hutchinson News

Two firefighters and a building inspector are lifted to the top of the grain elevator in Arlington on Thursday to perform an inspection of the headhouse. An explosion blew out windows in the headhouse. Top: Officials inspect the exterior of the grain elevator after the explosion blew out the large metal rolling overhead door at ground level.

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ARLINGTON – One man suffered serious injuries and was taken by ambulance to a Wichita burn unit after a morning explosion Thursday at the Cairo Co-op Equity Exchange in Arlington. Tyler Stejskal, Arlington, was listed in serious condition at Via Christi hospital Thursday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman. He was transported by ambulance Thursday morning. According to Reno Coun-

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ty Emergency Management Director Bill Guy, the elevator employee was going inside the elevator to do an inspection when the explosion occurred at 7:24 a.m. The elevator is located

Amid concerns about the deaths of two teachers since last April, the Buhler School District has hired American Metropolitan Environmental Inc. to test the air, water, dust, surfaces and other items at Buhler Grade School and determine whether there’s anything harmful to health in the environment of the 95 school. Scott Parents of students were notified 4 County by a letter on Wednesday, and the testing began Thursday. Scott City Superintendent Dan Stiffler said 96 he didn’t expect to know any results from the testing for 83 a couple of weeks. However, he expressed confidence that there’s nothing to worry Scott County about. “We won’t have results for quite a Hutchinson Garden City



Hostage rescue teams see rise in effectiveness Preliminary hearing in Heckel slaying starts Monday Inspectors are lifted to the top of the grain elevator to perform an inspection of the headhouse as other officials look on.

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There will be a larger venue and increased security for a preliminary hearing that starts Monday for two men charged with killing 27-year-old Hutchinson resiHECKEL dent Jennifer Heckel last June. Reno County District Judge Joe McCarville, who will preside

over the hearing for 48-year-old Billy Joe Craig Jr. and 32-year-old Charles Christopher Logsdon, said he will use District Judge Trish Rose’s larger Division I courtroom for the hearing, which he said is expected to last “at least” a week. McCarville said metal detectors will be set up at the courthouse, and he won’t tolerate disruptions or inappropriate behavior in a case that will likely stir emotions of many witnesses and family members involved. “Everyone should behave,” he said. “If not, you’re gone – it

doesn’t matter who you are. “We’re going to have a full courtroom. This is the 21st century, and people know what is appropriate behavior.” After hearing evidence in the preliminary hearing, McCarville will determine whether there is probable cause that Craig and Logsdon committed the crimes. If he finds probable cause, the case will move to trial and a date set for arraignments, when a formal plea is entered. Reno County District Attorney

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County NAIROBI,Liberal Kenya – Roy Hallums was enduring his 311th day of captivity, blindfolded, his hands and feet bound, stuffed into a hole under the floor of a farm building outside Baghdad. He heard a commotion upstairs and managed to get the blindfold off. Delta Force troops broke open the hatch. An American soldier jumped down. “He looks at me and points and says, ‘Are you Roy?’ I say ‘yes,’ and he yells back up the stairs: ‘ Stafford County




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●From Page A1 The petition needs 140 signatures to put the issue on the ballot. “The people of Stafford County should be the ones to decide this,” said Stafford County resident Shane Stimatze. He said he is not circulating the petition, but he was aware of it and supports it. Stafford County Commission Chairman Roger Fanshier said he wants people to know that signing the petition for an election is the equivalent of supporting the hospital’s closing. Time is critical, he said. Stafford County Hospital had approximately $555,000 in accounts payable as of Dec. 31, said Hilary Dolbee, chief financial officer for Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, which is contracted to supply assistance to Stafford County Hospital. An allocation from the county’s 2012 funds for the county hospital – and the only hospital in Stafford County – helped pay some bills in January, but there are outstanding bills. The total annual county allotment for the hospital is $475,000. The time needed to schedule and hold an election will take too much time for vendors still waiting to be paid, hospital backers fear. Dolbee told Stafford County Commissioners in January she thought the hospital would close if an election was required. On Thursday, Dolbee said the hospital’s fate, if there was a delay to hold an election, ultimately would “depend on how nice the vendors are.” Stafford County Hospital is a 25-bed critical-access hospital. It has 24-hour emergency service, but is not a surgical hospital. The closest hospitals, would be in Pratt, Great Bend, and Hutchinson. A hospital provides “a core service essential” to the current population, and to the county’s ability to recruit and retain residents, in the view of Todd Taylor, a department manager at the hospital for over eight years and its administrator since December 2011. The hospital has a fulltime-equivalent employment of 51, and Fanshier said that makes it a major employer. The hospital’s financial woes have not arisen suddenly. They are blamed, at least partly, on past management decisions, including an insurance policy that was expensive, Fanshier said. When patient volume declined, expenses were not cut correspondingly, Dolbee said. The cuts have been

What: An informational meeting about nofund warrants for the Stafford County Hospital: When: 7 p.m. Feb. 7 Where: Senior Center, Stafford

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tough, she indicated. Three employees – two staff members and one employee in administration – have been laid off, and some jobs were not filled when employees left. Since fall 2011, employment has dropped from about 63-65 full-time-equivalent employees to 51, she said. Payroll and patient services and supplies are the first bills paid, Dolbee said. In some cases, the hospital and vendors worked out deals regarding payments owed, she said. “To their credit, they managed to keep the wolves at bay, and managed to keep the doors open,” Fanshier said, praising the board. Dolbee said they are working to pinpoint the reason patient numbers have declined. “We don’t perceive quality problems,” she said, and it could be partly the result of not doing enough marketing. No-fund warrants occur when there is a shortage of funds. The warrants are sold as a negotiable instrument, similar to a bond or a temporary note. They are not common, but bond counsel Kevin Cowan, of Gilmore and Bell, Wichita, said the county cases he has seen are almost always for county hospitals. The county would pay back the loan, plus interest, over four years, by raising the property tax mill levy. The mill levy hike has been estimated at 2 mills, Taylor said. Fanshier did not think it was fair for three people – the county commissioners – to decide “Stafford County shouldn’t have health care.” That’s why he called voting for the no-fund warrants “an easy decision.” Similarly, he doesn’t think it’s right that 140 people have the power to close the hospital, he said. In any event, the hospital’s debts are the county’s debts, and “the county will pay this debt no matter what,” Fanshier said.

BRIEFS Police investigate possible abuse of baby PRATT – Police are looking into a possible child abuse case after a 2-monthold was taken to a Wichita hospital with head injuries. The child was in Via Christi for internal head and soft tissue injuries, according to a release by Detective Jeff Ward from the Pratt Police Department. The department was notified of a child who was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit at the St. Francis campus Thursday morning by the Wichita Police Department. The child was taken into protective custody by the Wichita Police Department, which then transferred the case to Pratt police. Investigators are working with the family to determine how the child received the injuries. More information was not immediately available.

Hutch man accused of abusing 2-year-old girl Prosecutors have charged a 20-year-old Hutchinson man accused of causing serious injuries to a 2-year-old girl with child abuse.

The felony charge alleges Trevor Coleman tortured or cruelly beat the child, according to the complaint filed in Reno County District Court. Hutchinson police reported they arrested Coleman Monday after learning the girl suffered two lacerations to her liver, internal bleeding and broken bones in both wrists. The injuries allegedly occurred Jan. 22 at the Commerce Gardens apartment complex in Hutchinson, where Coleman was babysitting his girlfriend’s three children, including the 2year-old. Coleman told police he was wrestling with the girl. He allegedly slammed her on his knee twice and then threw her up in the air but missed catching her, and she fell facedown to the ground, according to Police Detective Scott Carlton. The girl’s mother took her to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center the next day. Doctors transferred her to a Wichita hospital. She was released last week and is doing well, Carlton said. The court appointed Coleman a public defender and set a status hearing for Wednesday.

CORRECTION A person was incorrectly identified in a photo caption on Page A1 of Thursday’s edition. Kelsey Bird and her dog spent time Tuesday afternoon at the dog park. The News apologizes for the error.



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EVENTS 11:45 a.m. Drum Sax Axe at Cool Beans at the Depot, Hutchinson. 1:30 p.m. Head Start and Early Head Start Application Clinic, Hutchinson Center. 4 p.m. Hutchinson High School Forensics at Newton High School. 7 p.m. Harlem Globetrotters, Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita. Tickets: $89, $59, $44, $34, $24, $21. Dance to Reno County Band, Pratt Community Senior Center, 619 N. Main St., Pratt. It’s a country western dance. All ages welcome. 7:30 p.m. “Bridesmaids,” Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave. Buy one ticket for $5, get one free. Eric Fritz tuba recital, Hutchinson Community College’s Stringer Fine Arts Center, 600 E. 11th Ave. 9:30 p.m. “Nobody’s Business,” Wooden Nickel, 329 N. Van Buren, Hutchinson.

SPORTS 11 a.m. Hutchinson High School varsity wrestling at Rose Hill

4 p.m. Buhler High School vs. Circle High School (wrestling invitational), at Circle High School. Hutchinson High School bowling at Andover. Hutchinson High School basketball at Salthawk Activity Center. 5 p.m. Central Christian High School Homecoming Basketball vs. Pretty Prairie, Central Christian School, 1910 E. 30th Ave. Pulled pork meal starts at 5 p.m. Boys’ JV game is at 5 p.m., girls’ varsity at 6:30, boys’ varsity at 8.

8 a.m. Hutchinson High School forensics, Newton, El Dorado and Sterling. 12:30 p.m. “Taste of Chocolate and Delightful Desserts,” Holy Cross School gym, 2633 Independence Rd. A buffet of over 40 chocolate and nonchocolate desserts. Door prizes each half-hour, a sweet silent auction and a 3 p.m. cupcake-decorating demo. For more details, call (620) 259-6057. 1 p.m. “Through the Wardrobe,” Prairie Hills Middle School, 3200 Lucille. It’s a chance to meet the characters who will be performing “Narnia.”

6 p.m. Hutchinson High School basketball hosts Newton at Newton High School. Girls play at 6, boys at 7:30.

2 p.m. Mediterranean 8-Layer Dip Demonstration ( a free event), Apron Strings Store, 201 S. Main St.

Buhler High School vs. Wichita Collegiate (basketball) at Buhler High School’s Jim Baker Fieldhouse. Girls’ varsity game is at 6, boys’ varsity game is at 7:30.

5 p.m. Potato Bar and Chili Feed fundraiser at St. Teresa’s Family Center (across from Burger King on Fourth Avenue). Cost: $7 for ages 11 and up, $5 for ages 6 to 10, those 5 and under eat free.

OTHER Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop, Department of Aging, 120 W. Avenue B. It’s free of charge. Class size is limited. For more details, call (620) 694-2909.

7 p.m. Fetters, Eto & Yoder Jazz & Swing Music, Metropolitan Coffee, 1329 E. 17th Ave. Verdi’s “Il Trovatore,” Century

glas Ave., Wichita. For details, call (316) 262- 8054.

Great Bend Jazz Festival, Crest Theatre, Great Bend. 7:30 p.m. “Bridesmaids,” Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave. Buy one ticket for $5, get one free. “Pride of the Yankees” (starring Gary Cooper), Pretty Prairie Civic Theater, 105 W. Main St.

SPORTS 9 a.m. Buhler High School vs. Circle High School (wrestling invitational), at Circle High School. Hutchinson Middle School7/8 girls’ basketball at both campuses of HMS. Hutchinson Middle School boys’ basketball (Pioneer League Tournament) at Maize South Middle School. Hutchinson High School boys’ JV basketball tournament at Buhler High School. Hutchinson High School girls’ JV basketball at Hutchinson High School. Hutchinson High School JV wrestling at Lyons High School. 10 a.m. Hutchinson High School varsity wrestling at Rose Hill High School.

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Lawmakers warned to keep records BY JOHN HANNA Associated Press

TOPEKA – A local prosecutor is warning Kansas legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to preserve records and electronic files about meetings at his official residence as “potentially relevant evidence” into a newspaper’s complaints that the sessions violated the state’s open meetings act. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor sent a letter to all 40 state senators and all 125 House members, directing them to preserve not only their records, electronic files and “tangible items,” but the same materials for their staffs, including interns. He told the legislators their efforts to preserve such materials “must begin immediately.” The Associated Press obtained a copy of the letter Thursday evening from a legislative source who did not want to be identified because copies of the letter, while delivered to the Statehouse, had not been distrib-

uted to all lawmakers. The letter was to be delivered to all offices by Friday. Taylor confirmed Thursday night that he’d sent a copy of the letter to Brownback’s office and his secretary of administration. Brownback, a Republican, invited GOP lawmakers from 13 legislative committees to seven dinners in January, without notifying the

public. The governor’s staff has said the meetings did not violate the Kansas Open Meetings Act because he admonished them to avoid discussions that would violate the law and that the meetings were social gatherings. However, the Topeka Capital-Journal, which has reported extensively about the meetings, asked Taylor on Tuesday to investigate.

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Rescues ●From Page A1 Jackpot!,’ ” Hallums recalled in a phone interview with The Associated Press six years after his rescue. Another mission by elite U.S. troops took place just last week, this time in Somalia, resulting in an American and a Danish hostage being rescued and nine kidnappers killed. U.S. special forces units are compiling a string of successful hostage rescues, thanks to improved technology and a decade of wartime experience. But despite technological advances like thermal imaging and surveillance drones, the raids remain high-risk. Success or failure can depend on a snap decision made by a rescuer with bullets flying all around, or determination by kidnappers to kill any captives before they can be freed. In 2010, the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team 6 tried to rescue Linda Norgrove, a Scottish aid worker, from her Taliban captors in Afghanistan. She was killed by a grenade thrown in haste by one of the American commandoes. The kidnapping of foreigners living or traveling overseas continues unabated, as it has for decades. While the probability of a person being kidnapping is low, abductions do occur regularly, especially in highrisk nations like Somalia, Pakistan, Mexico and Colombia. Even those who are supremely aware of the risks can disappear. In December 2006, Felix Batista, an American anti-kidnapping expert and negotiator for hostage releases, was kidnapped in Saltillo, Mexico, and hasn’t been heard from since. Just last Tuesday, armed tribesmen in Yemen kidnapped six United Nations workers: an Iraqi, a Pales-

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This undated photo shows Susan Hallums, right, and her ex-husband, Roy Hallums, who was kidnapped by gunmen in Iraq in 2004 and held for 311 days before U.S. Army Delta Force operators rescued him from a small, underground room. tinian, a Colombian, a German and two Yemenis. On Jan. 20, kidnappers grabbed an American and held him for a week before releasing him, perhaps after a ransom was paid. U.S. troops have been tasked with rescues mostly in areas where American forces were already stationed, like Afghanistan, Iraq and around Somalia, said Taryn Evans, an expert on kidnappings at AKE, a risk mitigation company outside London. As they’ve gotten more experienced, they’ve gotten better. In 2009, SEAL sharpshooters killed three Somali pirates holding the American captain of the Maersk Alabama hostage in a lifeboat. And late last month, U.S. Navy SEALs parachuted into Somalia under cover of night, then moved on foot to where captors were holding an American woman and a Danish man who had been kidnapped together in October. The SEALs killed nine captors and rescued the two hostages while suffering no casualties themselves in the Jan. 25 operation. Their skill in carrying out such missions has been honed by America’s two wars in Iraq and

Afghanistan, said Seth Jones, a civilian adviser to the commanding general of the U.S. special operations forces in Afghanistan from 2009-2011. “They have conducted so many operations in these areas, from hostage rescues to strike operations to capture-kill missions. What it does is significantly improves the competence of special operations,” Jones told The Associated Press. He said commando missions are “now routine.” Though Navy SEAL Team 6 rescued the American and the Dane, one American kidnapped in January in Somalia remains behind. His captors told The AP they moved him several times in the hours immediately after the SEAL raid, out of fear the U.S. military could try another rescue attempt. U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said this week that the U.S. is “very concerned” about the remaining hostage and that Washington is following the case closely and taking it very seriously. “It’s an essential obligation for any government to do everything we can to protect our citizens and that’s exactly what President Oba-

Heckel ●From Page A1 Keith Schroeder has described the homicide as a case of mistaken identity, noting investigators were unable to find any ties between Heckel and the two men. Heckel was found shot to death June 14 in her home on the north side of Hutchinson. Her 5-year-old son was in the home when the shooting occurred and alerted neighbors. Prosecutors charged Craig and Logsdon in September with first-degree murder in the case that for weeks frustrated investigators, who initially had no clear leads. The complaints filed against Craig and Logsdon present alternative theories on how the killing occurred and indicate a third, unidentified person conspired with Craig and Logsdon to kill Heckel or assist in her killing. Investigators know the identity of the third coconspirator, but are intentionally withholding the name for the individual’s protection, Schroeder previously said. They also haven’t identified the person they suspect shot Heckel. The charges accuse Craig and Logsdon of planning a murder, but killing the wrong person. Alternatively, prosecutors charged the two with entering

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Jennifer Heckel was found shot to death June 14, 2011, at her home at 501 Coronado Drive. Heckel’s northwest Hutchinson home with the intent to commit an aggravated burglary or aggravated robbery, and her death occurred during the commission of those crimes. Along with the charges, Schroeder is seeking “Hard 50” sentences. Both Craig and Logsdon remain jailed on $500,000 bonds for charges that also include conspiracy to commit murder or aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and criminal possession of a firearm. The two men each have other, separate criminal cases pending against them in Reno County. The state has charged Craig with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell within 1,000 feet of a school on June 1, 2011. Logsdon, accused of shooting another man in the leg

in November 2010, is charged with aggravated battery. Both men also were charged with conspiracy to commit computer crime and identity theft, crimes alleged to have occurred last May. Court records indicate, however, the state dropped the charges against Logsdon in September, though the case is still pending against Craig.

ma did when he ordered the successful hostage rescue” in Somalia, Burns said. Rescues entail risk, but Hallums, who was kidnapped by a gang in November 2004, is thankful the U.S. military carries them out. Without a rescue attempt, the former contractor from Memphis, Tennessee, said, “I was going to be dead for sure.” Hallums’ captors were demanding $12 million for his release. His Saudi Arabiabased employer – which provided support services for U.S. troops – offered $1 million. Hallums noted that a successful rescue requires the work of many more people than the commandoes who carry out the raid. The FBI, CIA and National Security Agency all work to gather information, data that is then turned over to military intelligence, where an operations officer devises a rescue plan. “You hear about SEAL Team 6 but behind them there’s hundreds of people working to get information that they can take out and execute the rescue,” Hallums said. Jones said he lacks data to know if the number of hostage rescues is rising, but that special operations activities are increasing overall. The military at large is undergoing financial cutbacks, he noted, but the budget for special operations forces is intact. Technology has improved the chances of success. Aerial drones can monitor guard activity and provide a layout of the location. Watching a pattern of life allows the military to make educated guesses about the chances for success.

Man charged with drug crimes BY THE NEWS STAFF

A Hutchinson man has been charged with possession of crack cocaine and marijuana with intent to sell. Maurice D. Davis, 28, has also been charged with driving under the influence

and four other drug charges, including acquiring proceeds from the sale of controlled substances. The charges stem from Davis’ arrest Jan. 14 after a traffic stop in the 1100 block of North K-61, according to court records and Hutchinson police reports.

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Kansas water policy proposals advancing BY JOHN MILBURN Associated Press

TOPEKA – Two pieces of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to revise the state’s policies on water use cleared legislative hurdles on Thursday, moving a step closer to giving farmers and cities more flexibility in managing the limited resource. The House voted Thursday to eliminate a requirement that rights holders use a prescribed allotment of water or lose their rights. The

The Roundup SNOW ALERT Areas of W. Kansas can expect winter weather Parts of western Kansas can expect winter weather during the next few days. Thunderstorms began in western Kansas Thursday and were expected to change to snow in Scott, Lane, Hamilton, Ness, Rush and Kearny counties. A winter weather advisory is in effect from 6 p.m. today to 6 p.m. Saturday. That region could get 1 to 3 inches of snow, with winds up to 30 mph, creating reduced visibility. Snow accumulations should begin by tonight and continue through noon Saturday. Lingering light snow is possible Saturday afternoon, the National Weather Service reported. A blizzard warning is in effect for the far northwest part of the state, including Wichita and Greeley counties, until 6 p.m. Saturday. Northwest Kansas could get up to a foot of snow in a line from Tribune to Hill City. Winds will be 20 to 35 mph, gusting as high as 45 mph. See for weather-related closings and cancellations.

ELECTION UPDATE No runoff for cities in area; other voting set Cities in the region holding elections April 3 haven’t attracted enough candidates to require a runoff election Feb. 28. Most counties won’t have any election in April. However, there are city government contests in Dodge City, Greensburg, Elkhart, Larned, Pratt, Lyons, Sterling, La Crosse, McCracken and Wilson. Special elections slated for April 3 include a city sales tax vote in Coldwater and a school bond issue for Cimarron-Ensign USD 102. A hospital district seat election also will occur April 3 in Rice County. Voters in the city of Bucklin will vote Feb. 14 in a special election on a charter ordinance that would exempt the city from a state statute regarding retail sales of alcoholic liquor. There is no April 3 election in Reno County.

GET INVOLVED Dillons stores plan balloon deliveries Dillons stores across Kansas will deliver assorted Mylar balloons to area children’s organizations, hospices, family centers and community homes this Valentine’s Day. A Mylar Valentine’s Day balloon will be donated to local organizations for every paper heart balloon purchased at any Dillons until Feb. 12. It is the first year for the Heart 2 Heart campaign in Kansas, said Dillons spokeswoman Sheila Lowrie.

LOTTERIES Thursday’s numbers Daily Pick 3: 7-1-6 2by2: Red: 19-24 White: 10-14 – From staff reports

124-0 vote sent the measure to the Senate. Later in the day, the Senate voted 39-0 for a bill modifying a program that gives water right holders flexibility in how much of their allotment they use each year. It also provides for a percentage of that amount to be held in conservation. House Speaker Mike O’Neal didn’t anticipate the remaining pieces of Brownback’s water proposals having difficulty winning approval. “What I like about what Sam has done is that we have been talking

about many of these for some time. He’s come forward and said it’s time to do something about it,” said O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican. O’Neal said the “use-it-or-lose-it” policy begun in 1945 doesn’t work in modern times. Changing the policy in a time when the Ogallala is being depleted and the state has experienced severe drought conditions in some areas for nearly two years makes sense, he said. Brownback says his proposals would encourage conservation of groundwater, including the Ogallala

Aquifer, to sustain agriculture production and related industries. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Mark Taddiken said more legislators understand the importance of making changes in the water policy than in the past, as well as the emphasis placed on the issue by Brownback. The governor created a task force in 2011 that focuses on the Ogallala Aquifer, which covers vast areas of the High Plains. “I think people are comfortable with the governor’s interest in water,” said Taddiken, a Clay Center

Republican and farmer. “If these issues get hijacked in the legislative process and are not good policy they know he will step in and take action.” Brownback, a former state agriculture secretary, convened a summit in 2011 in western Kansas to discuss ways to conserve water and preserve the life expectancy of the Ogallala. Other policies yet to be acted upon include giving local water districts more authority in managing the resources to encourage conservation.

Co-op ●From Page A1 just off K-61 highway. One other employee was at the site at the time but wasn’t injured, Guy said. Residents evacuated, crews battle fire Fire crews discovered a fire inside the elevator leg Thursday afternoon, and shortly afterward began to battle it. As a precautionary measure, emergency management personnel evacuated a quarter-mile radius around the elevator, Guy said. Residents were relocated to the Arlington Elementary School building. The evacuation order was lifted Thursday night. It wasn’t clear how much damage the explosion and fire caused, Guy said. On the exterior, the explosion blew out windows in the headhouse and also blew out a large metal, rolling overhead door at ground level. The elevator bins were mostly empty, he added. Initially, fire crews discovered damage to the elevator’s ground level, along with sparks and embers coming from the headhouse. By mid-afternoon Thursday, firefighters and an inspector used a crane to lift them up to the headhouse, where they discovered an elevator belt was still on fire. Guy said the Hutchinson Fire Department brought out an aerial platform so crews could run a 3-inch hose to the top of the elevator. The hose would be reduced to 1½ inches – pushing out 90 pounds per square inch of water pressure to put out the fire. With the fire out, officials would have a clearer picture of how much damage was done, and could better investigate the cause, Guy said. He noted it could be a few days before a cause could be determined “We are in the investigation stage right now,” he said. He expected crews to be on the scene all night Thursday, as well as through the weekend. Kansas Gas Service officials inspected the area Thursday to ensure there were no gas leaks. Additionally, investigators with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration arrived on site. Traffic on K-61 and K-14 around the elevator was being diverted until it was determined there was no explosive threat, Guy said. Officials expected to open K-61 Thursday evening. Emergency management also shut down the railroad for a time Thursday. By Thursday afternoon, trains were going through Arlington at 5 mph, Guy said. Residents hear boom Arlington resident John Buser was sitting in Carolyn’s Essenhaus in Arlington drinking coffee when he heard the explosion. “It was just a big boom,”

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Officials inspect the exterior of the grain elevator Thursday in Arlington after an explosion blew out windows in the headhouse and also blew out the large metal rolling overhead door at ground level. Below left: A Kansas Gas employee inspects the exterior of the elevator for external explosive hazards. Below right: A Burlington Northern railroad employee talks on the phone near the elevator.

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Smoke bellows from the headhouse just after the explosion. he said. “It shook things in here a little bit. It didn’t shake the glass or cupboards, but you could really feel the concussion.” “We debated whether it was an earthquake or just what it was.” Benjamin Cunningham, Arlington, who was working at Bontrager Custom Cabinets across from Carolyn’s, ran outside into the street to see what was happening. He saw smoke coming out of the headhouse, he said. “It sounded like a barrel coming over the roof,” he

said. “We ran outside and saw the smoke.” Chet Schmidt, who lives across the street from the elevator, said the explosion shook his home. He ran outside and thought it might be a propane tank at the elevator. After a few minutes, however, he noticed smoke was rolling out of the headhouse. “It didn’t last very long,” he said of the smoke. He said he talked to a resident who lives on the eastern edge of town who said the explosion broke a window in his home. Schmidt then checked his home over

ONLINE See video at or scan this code to view the video on your mobile device. ● Visit on your mobile browser. ● Download the ScanLife App. ● Scan the code. but said he didn’t have any damage. Jenni Yoder, who opened Carolyn’s cafe for business at 6 a.m. Thursday, said she thought it was either an explosion or a car accident. She said she was glad the situation wasn’t more serious. This is the second incident in two days to hit the

town of Arlington. On Wednesday, a sod home three miles northwest of Arlington was a total loss after a fire destroyed it. The home was made of hay and mud, Guy said. About a dozen people lived on the property, which contained a row of three homes. The home belonged to Chris and Dana Gardner.

Judge convicts man in teen’s death after he pleads no contest BY DARCY GRAY The Hutchinson News

GREAT BEND – A Great Bend man has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter in the death last July of a 15-year-old Garden City girl who was reported as a runaway. Joseph Jeffrey Rykiel, 31, entered the plea Wednesday in Barton County District Court, and District Judge Ron Svaty convicted him of

the crime. The involuntary manslaughter charge – amended from the initial charge of aggravated indecent liberties with a child – indicates Rykiel acted recklessly in the death of 15year-old Jessica Shearer, whose body was found on the Fourth of July in a basement room Rykiel was renting at a Great Bend home. Three days before her death, Shearer was report-

ed missing from the Barton County Youth Care Home, a local shelter for girls. Shearer died as a result of “mixed drug intoxication – essentially an overdose,” Barton County Attorney Doug Matthews said Thursday. Great Bend residents Jackie McHolland and Mary Coker previously told The News they began renting a room in their basement to Rykiel on Feb. 23, 2011. McHolland said his

prescription medication was stolen while he and his family were out of town. Rykiel, who remains jailed on $100,000 bond, is scheduled for sentencing April 2 and faces a sentence of up to five years in prison, Matthews said. The prosecution dismissed additional charges of criminal sodomy and aggravated endangering a child. Kansas Department of Corrections records show Rykiel previously served

time for possessing drugs in 1999 and 2000 in Neosho and Crawford counties; driving under the influence in 2000 in Crawford County; aggravated robbery in 2002 in Labette County; and drug possession in 2001 in Labette County. He was previously paroled to Reno County in 2007, violated parole and then was paroled out of state to Tennessee in 2009 before his sentence expired in February 2011.

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Tax simplification he federal and state tax codes are loaded with far too many T exemptions and credits and other mechanisms designed to influence taxpayer behavior. Years later, whether they still accomplish that – or even if that behavior is still desired – rarely is questioned. For example, does the widely used and costly exemption for mortgage interest still serve to stimulate the housing industry or help Americans buy homes who otherwise couldn’t afford it? Maybe it is still valuable, but the question doesn’t seem to be asked. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback deserves credit for trying to clean up the income tax code in Kansas, something he couldn’t accomplish as one of 535 members of Congress. But wiping the slate clean, or nearly so, isn’t the best approach, either. Brownback’s income tax proposal seems to have been crafted with simplicity foremost – and it achieves that, to be sure – but without much thought put into the adverse effects of eliminating some exemptions and credits. Two examples were highlighted in a Hutchinson News story published Monday. Among 23 state income tax credits proposed for elimination are successful pro-

grams that have stimulated investment in decaying historic buildings and that help low-income Kansans become self-sufficient. The historic preservation tax credit is a 25-percent credit on renovation of historic properties, which is enough to make the difference for many developers who otherwise wouldn’t take on a rehab project or wouldn’t be able to get bank financing. The program has been integral in the redevelopment of some notable downtown Wichita historic structures and for some downtown Hutchinson projects. Meanwhile, Hutchinson’s Interfaith Housing has been a statewide leader in the Individual Development Account program, which provides low-income people a 2-to-1 match on their savings toward down payments on a first home, starting a small business or continuing their education. The money comes from donors who receive a tax credit for their contributions. Brownback just last June signed legislation to increase that tax credit from 50 to 75 percent, and Interfaith has been so successful with the IDA program that it has been asked to expand it from eight counties to statewide. Simplicity in the tax code is sorely needed. But in the process lawmakers need to be careful not to throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.


Square peg, round hole Maintaining quality services for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities is very important to me. I am very concerned that the state is planning to include long-term-care services for persons with developmental disabilities in its managed care plan for Kansas. Managed care models were designed to help contain costs associated with acute medical needs. Long-term care for persons with significant intellectual or developmental disabilities is neither acute nor medical. It is a spectrum of lifelong, person-focused supports that enable a person to live as independently as possible in the community of his or her choosing. Attempting to force DD long-term-care services into a managed care model is the epitome of forcing a square peg into a round hole. The fact that DD long-term-care services are a bad fit for managed care can be seen in the vast majority of states that have chosen to specifically exclude, or “carve out,” these services for this population from their managed care plans. Only four states in the union have even attempted applying managed care to DD long-term care services. None of the DD systems in those states are comparable to the robust supports we have here in Kansas. Further, each of those states proceeded cautiously, taking years to incorporate DD long-term care into their managed care plans. The decision to include DD longterm-care services is deeply troubling, considering that it appears the issue has not been adequately explored, and the risks facing this vulnerable population not carefully weighed. Surely the need to protect these Kansans from harm would outweigh any perceived need to rush forward with implementation. Has the Brownback administration truly studied the impact this change will have on Kansans with developmental disabilities? If so, please provide the tens of thousands of concerned persons with developmental disabilities, their family members and service providers with proof that managed care corporations truly have

the expertise and experience required to keep harm from coming to those who depend on this system. I strongly urge you to remove DD long-term-care services from the state’s managed care plan and further ask that you implement a full study of potential impacts to this service system before considering its inclusion in the future. DEBORAH FINKLE Buhler

When God was ‘expelled’ In secular and religious settings, periodically, I hear people say that God was kicked out, in and by the public schools. Rather, the history of this event happened in a Supreme Court decision in 1963. Edward Schempp, a Unitarian, along with others, brought the case to its final hearing. He objected to the way Bible reading and prayer was implemented in Abington Township School District, in Pennsylvania. Religious services for worship were then required for pupil attendance each morning, and these were held on public school property, violating the first and 14th amendments, according to Schempp. Ten verses were read from the Bible without comment each morning over the intercom system, which was followed by the Lord’s Prayer. There had been a plethora of sequential court cases on Bible reading and prayer prior to that time. Thus, in a nutshell, the Supreme Court ruled in the Schempp case that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion.” Rather, neutrality toward and respecting religion assists in protecting all students. I well remember when the ruling came out in 1963, when, for example, schools that already had decorated Christmas trees took them down, for fears of litigation. The drive for religious instruction remains unabated in many states, including the continuous emphasis placed on vouchers, which then may be used for pupil placement in parochial schools in place of the public schools. MARLOW EDIGER North Newton

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We should look beyond Romney’s ‘perfection’ WASHINGTON – When a friend was writing a novel, he was concerned that his protagonist was too perfect. People can’t identify with perfection, he said. For the character to be sympathetic, he needs to have a flaw. He needs an injury or a wound of some sort so that people can identify with and care about him. “Why don’t you give him a limp?” I suggested, thinking of my own bum leg from a long-ago car accident. And thus, the character, an otherwise near-perfect man – good-looking, smart and talented – began to walk with a slight pause in his gait. To the reader, it was love at first limp. Literature often reveals what life occludes, and the man with a limp provides clues to why people are so reluctant to support Mitt Romney despite his picture-perfect resume of skills and accomplishments. We keep hearing that he’s “too perfect” and that so-called “ordinary Americans” can’t identify with him. Indeed, there is something vaguely unfamiliar about Romney. Handsome, rich and successful, he is happily married to a beautiful wife, father to five strapping sons and grandfather to many. At the end of a long day campaigning, his hair hasn’t moved. His shirt is still unwrinkled and neatly tucked into pressed jeans. He goes to bed the same way he woke up – sober, uncaffeinated, seamless and smiling in spite of the invectives hurled in his direction. What’s wrong with this guy? Nada. Which is precisely the problem. Romney could use a limp. In order to humanize him, help-

Kathleen Parker ful critics have suggested that he smile less during debates and try to show a little anger. Thanks to a new coach, he has become more aggressive and has begun punching back. Even so, audiences know instinctively that this is not the real Mitt. He’s just not that mad, and why should he be? He has earned enough money never to have to work again. His investments produce multiples of millions in barely taxable income. When he looks in the mirror, he gets to rest his eyes on a relentlessly handsome face. For most everyday Americans, life is less tidy. Half have been or will be divorced. Someone in the family is an alcoholic or a drug user. Most can barely pay their bills and there’s not much to look forward to. When most Americans of Romney’s vintage look in the mirror, they see an overweight person they don’t recognize. It isn’t that Romney can’t connect with people, as has been pronounced repeatedly. It is that people can’t connect with him. This also helps explain why the far less-perfect Newt Gingrich can attract support against all reason, or at least against all reasonable expectations. Gingrich the serial husband, whose marriages merged one into the other; his questionable ethics and cosmic grandiosity are by now

familiar. Though smart, he is often unwise – morally lapsed and physically undisciplined. By those measures, he seems pretty much like most everyone else – fallen, but who isn’t? Mitt Romney, that’s who. Metaphorically speaking, Gingrich has a limp that makes it easier for voters to identify with him. For reasons more emotional than rational, we imperfect humans tend to be attracted to others more like us than not. But it is entirely possible that we are wrong and should examine this template of behavior before selecting a president. Is it really necessary that a president be like the common man or woman? It is possible to want to do something about poverty, unemployment and debt without having experienced them. The desire to eradicate cancer does not rely upon one’s having suffered it. Having a common touch is certainly helpful in politics. We greatly admire those who are equally at ease with kings and paupers. But these skills may be less important than they seem when it comes to problem-solving. Ultimately, the nerdy, disciplined numberscruncher who has turned failing businesses around for a living might have a greater palliative effect on the nation’s ills than someone who, by virtue of his own transgressions, feels others’ pain. It seems the question for voters is not whether they can forgive Romney his imperfections, which is most often the case in politics, but whether they can forgive him his perfections. Kathleen Parker’s email address is

Why Ron Paul’s foreign policy views resonate After his fourth-place showing in Florida, Ron Paul, by then in Nevada, told supporters he had been advised by friends that he would do better if only he dumped his foreign policy views, which have been derided as isolationism. Not going to do it, said Dr. Paul to cheers. And why should he? Observing developments in U.S. foreign and defense policy, Paul’s views seem as far out in front of where America is heading as John McCain’s seem to belong to yesterday’s Bush-era bellicosity. Consider. In December, the last U.S. troops left Iraq. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta now says that all U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan will end in 18 months. The strategic outposts of empire are being abandoned. The defense budget for 2013 is $525 billion, down $6 billion from 2012. The Army is to be cut by 75,000 troops; the Marine Corps by 20,000. Where Ronald Reagan sought a 600-ship Navy, the Navy will fall from 285 ships today to 250. U.S. combat aircraft are to be reduced by six fighter squadrons and 130 transport aircraft. Republicans say this will reduce our ability to fight and win two land wars at once – say, in Iran and Korea. Undeniably true. Why, then, is Ron Paul winning the argument? The hawkishness of the GOP candidates aside, the United States, facing its fourth consecutive trillion-dollar deficit, can no longer afford to sustain all its alliance commitments, some of which we made 50 years ago during a Cold War that ended two decades ago, in a world that no longer exists. As our situation is new, said Abraham Lincoln, we must think and act anew.


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Pat Buchanan As Paul argues, why close bases in the U.S. when we have 700 to 1,000 bases abroad? Why not bring the troops home and let them spend their paychecks here? Begin with South Korea. At last report, the United States had 28,000 troops on the peninsula. But why, when South Korea has twice the population of the North, an economy 40 times as large, and access to U.S. weapons, the most effective in the world, should any U.S. troops be on the DMZ? Or in South Korea? U.S. forces there are too few to mount an invasion of the North, as Gen. Douglas MacArthur did in the 1950s. And any such invasion might be the one thing to convince Pyongyang to fire its nuclear weapons to save the hermit kingdom. But if not needed to defend the South, and a U.S. invasion could risk nuclear reprisal, what are U.S. troops still doing there? Answer: They are on the DMZ as a tripwire to bring us, from the first day of fighting, into a new land war in Asia that many American strategists believe we should never again fight. Consider Central Asia. By pushing to bring Ukraine and Georgia into NATO, and building air bases in nations that were republics of the Soviet Union two decades ago, the United States generated strategic blowback. China and Russia, though natural rivals and antagonists, joined with four Central Asian nations in

a Shanghai Cooperation Organization to expel U.S. military power from a region that is their backyard, but is half a world away from the United States. Solution: The United States should inform the SCO that when the Afghan war is over we will close all U.S. military bases in Central Asia. No U.S. interest there justifies a conflict with Russia or China. Indeed, a Russia-China clash over influence and resources in the Far East and Central Asia seems inevitable. Let us get out of the way. But it is in Europe that America may find the greatest savings. During the Cold War, 300,000 U.S. troops faced hundreds of thousands of Soviet troops from northern Norway to Central Germany to Turkey. But not only are there no Russian troops on the Elbe today, or surrounding West Berlin, they are gone from Germany, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Moldova, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Between Russia and Poland lie Belarus and Ukraine. Moscow no longer even has a border with Turkey. The Europeans are freeloading, as they have been for years, preserving their welfare states, skimping on defense and letting Uncle Sam carry the hod. In the Panetta budgets, America will still invest more in defense than the next 10 nations combined and retain sufficient power to secure, with a surplus to spare, all her vital interests. But we cannot forever be first responder for scores of nations that have nothing to do with our vital interests. As Frederick the Great observed, “He who defends everything defends nothing.” Patrick J. Buchanan is a columnist for Creators Syndicate.

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DIRECTORY RENO COUNTY Jean Davis Hutchinson Wayne Engler Hutchinson Floyd Stutzman Haven Albert Van Nest Hutchinson

AROUND THE STATE Mary Ellen Buddy Dodge City Gary Heyen Wichita Verna Jibben Garden City Eudine Lott Ulysses Nancy Olmsted Macksville Juanita Perry Liberal Esther Schuckman La Crosse Ruth Steffen Larned Angela Thiessen Burns

OUT OF STATE Donald French Grove, Okla.


Floyd Clayton ‘Stutz’ Stutzman HAVEN – Floyd Clayton “Stutz” Stutzman, 94, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. He was born at Burrton, Sept. 1, 1917, the son of Frank and Carrie Cadwell Stutzman. He was a 1937 graduate STUTZMAN of Mt. Hope High School and Salt City Business College in 1953, an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, and a member of American Legion Lysle Rishel Post #68. Floyd was a farmer and pipeline operator for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. for 35 years, retiring in 1981. On Feb. 8, 1938, he married Mary Jane Richardson in Mt. Hope. She died Nov. 4, 1994. Survivors and their spouses include: two sons, Doug and Esther of Yoncolla, Ore., Jerry and Susan of Caulfield, Mo.; three daughters, Karen Beck of Lyle, Wash., Susan and Doug Phipps of Hutchinson, Sandra and Merritt Wright of Haven; 12 grandchildren and a host of great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jill Stutzman; three brothers; and two sisters. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2012, at Haven Baptist Church, with Pastors Dean Flanner and Blake Alling officiating. Burial with military honors by Ft. Riley Honor Guard will be in Laurel Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with family present from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. In lieu of flowers, memorials gifts may be made to Haven Baptist Church, in care of the mortuary. Please visit www.elliottmortuary. com to leave a condolence for Floyd’s family.

Ruth I. Steffen LARNED – Ruth I. Steffen, 78, died Feb. 1, 2012. She was born Aug. 11, 1933, daughter of Melvin Cornelius and Dora Flanders Kasselman. She married Vern Steffen March 30, 1952. He survives with sons, Tony and Craig; brothers, Ralph and Max; sister, Linda Parr; and grandchildren; Amanda Steffen, Samantha Steffen, Brock Steffen and Layne Steffen. Funeral 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church, Larned. Visitation 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Beckwith Mortuary, Larned. Memorials to the First Presbyterian Church or the Welcome Inn Senior Center.

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Angela C. Thiessen

DODGE CITY – Mary Ellen Buddy, 84, died Jan. 31, 2012. She was born May 24, 1927, daughter of William and Agnes James Murphy O’Herin. She married Edward O’Connell Buddy Jan. 24, 1948. He died April 8, 1989. Survivors include: sons, Edward and Charles; daughter, Ellen Buddy Fetterolf; brother, William O’Herin; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Vigil service 7 p.m. Monday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Tuesday at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dodge City. Visitation noon to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

BURNS – Angela C. Thiessen, 20, passed away Feb. 1, 2012. She was born May 2, 1991, to Gary and Monica Krehbiel Thiessen. Survivors include: her parents; fiancé, David DeFord; siblings, Carissa (Justin) Wiebe, Jordan (Julia), Ashley (Joshua) Wiebe, Shandra (Benjamin) Wiebe, Jeremy (Molly), Jacob, Briana, Katelin, Rachelle and Jesse; and grandparents, Wilfred and Gladys Thiessen and Ben and Betty Krehbiel. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. today and funeral 11 a.m. Saturday at Emmaus Church, Whitewater. Interment 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Center Cemetery, Burns.

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Juanita P. Perry

GROVE, Okla. – Donald Gene “Don” French, 89, died Feb. 1, 2012. He was born Feb. 28, 1922, son of Jesse and Dora (Mitchell) French. He married Eva Wiggians Nov. 4, 1944. She died Nov. 22, 2010. Survivors include: daughter, Joan Ramsey (Chris); brother, Wilber (Marilyn); seven grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday at Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel, Liberal. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday with the family present 2 to 4 p.m. at Brenneman Funeral Home. Memorials to a Charity of Donor’s Choice, in care of the funeral home.

Eudine Lott ULYSSES – Eudine Lott, 77, died Feb. 1, 2012. She was born May 5, 1934, daughter of Julius and Lucille (Painter) Gable. She married James L. Lott Jr. Jan. 17, 1953. He died in 2008. Survivors: son, David; daughters, Judi McAnally and Jane Leitheiser; grandchildren, Adam, Morgan, Matthew and Maggie Lott, Emily Johnson, Travis McAnally, Jenny, Sara and Annie Leitheiser; and five great-grandchildren. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday at Shelton Memorial Christian Church, Ulysses. Memorials to the First Christian Church, Kinsley, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses.

Albert H. Van Nest Albert H. Van Nest, 79, died Feb. 1, 2012, at Hester Care Center, Hutchinson. He was born June 29, 1932, in Elk City, to Marvin R. “Bob” and Ruth (Carpenter) Van Nest. He served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. A retired expert drywaller, he came to Hutchinson from California in the early 1990s. Survivors include: two sons, Jeffrey and Dana; three sisters, Edna Sims, Ellen Sprague and Alice West. Cremation has taken place. No services are planned. Memorials may be made to Wesley Towers, in care of Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

Jean Holt Davis Jean Holt Davis, 88, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Good Samaritan Village, Hutchinson. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson.

Nancy M. Olmsted MACKSVILLE – Nancy Marie Olmsted, 81, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Kenwood Plaza, St. John. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Minnis Chapel, Macksville.

LIBERAL – Juanita Pearl Perry, 77, died Feb. 2, 2012. She was born Oct. 24, 1934, daughter of Howard and Laura (Fager) Myers. Survivors include: son, Terry Smith; daughters, Donna Farris, Linda Riley, Julie Martin and Susie Warren; brothers, Lloyd and Harold; grandchildren, Aaron, Seth, Tricia, Wesley, Tammy and Bradley; and many great-grandchildren. Memorial service 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Turpin Baptist Church. No visitation time, as cremation has taken place. Memorials to Liberal Good Samaritan Center or Turpin Baptist Church in care of Brenneman Funeral Home, Liberal.

Verna M. Jibben GARDEN CITY – Verna M. Jibben, 64, died Feb. 1, 2012. She was born April 6, 1947, daughter of Mary Ann Allen. Survivors include: sons Joseph and Jay; daughters, Mary Varela, Tammy Harris, Cheryl Bosnick, Janelle Torres, Jennifer Jibben, Ramona Escobedo, Tonya Carter and Alicia Delgado; sisters, Leatha Curnett and D.J. Curnett; 39 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Celebration of life 10 a.m. Saturday at Garnand Funeral Home, Garden City. Visitation 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials to the Verna M. Jibben Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

Esther B. Schuckman LA CROSSE – Esther B. Schuckman, 92, died Jan. 30, 2012. She was born Nov. 30, 1919, to Peter and Pauline Stecklein Schaffer. On Nov. 26, 1935, she married Ludwig J. Schuckman. He died July 3, 2001. Survivors include: sons, LeeRoy and Eddie; sister, Vernita Serpan; and many grandchildren. Location of funeral was incorrect in Thursday’s edition. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in La Crosse. Visitation 4 to 8 p.m. Friday with family present 6 to 7 p.m. at the Janousek Funeral Home, La Crosse, with Vigil and Rosary at 7 p.m. Visitation 9 to 9:50 a.m. Saturday at the church. Memorials to Masses or the church.

Gary Lee Heyen WICHITA – Gary Lee Heyen died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012, at Harry Hynes Hospice, Wichita. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Minnis Chapel, Stafford.

Wayne Engler Wayne G. Engler, 74, died Thursday, Feb. 2, 2012. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, Hutchinson.

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Groundhog Club handler John Griffiths holds Punxsutawney Phil, the weather-prognosticating groundhog, during the 126th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa. Thursday. Phil saw his shadow, forecasting six more weeks of winter weather.

Hog wars Rodents at odds on winter forecast THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil told people to prepare for six more weeks of winter on Thursday, making him the minority opinion among his groundhog brethren who seem to think that spring is coming early. But with such a mild and relatively snowless winter so far, who can tell the difference? Phil’s “prediction” came as he emerged from his lair to “see” his shadow on Gobbler’s Knob, a tiny hill in the town for which he’s named about 65 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. Yet groundhogs in at least five other states – West Virginia’s French Creek Freddie, Georgia’s Gen. Beauregard Lee, Michigan’s Woody the Woodchuck, Ohio’s Buckeye Chuck and New York’s Staten Island Chuck (full name: Charles G. Hogg) – did not see their shadows. Nor did Ontario’s Wiarton Willie or Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam. The Groundhog Day celebration is rooted in a German superstition that says if a hibernating animal casts a shadow on Feb. 2, the Christian holiday of

School ●From Page A1 while, and so that’s why everything is just kind of speculation right now and everything has been difficult to get a handle on,” Stiffler said. “But we want people to feel good about our buildings, and we believe there’s absolutely no reason to believe that they aren’t perfectly healthy.” Debra Spencer, a first grade teacher at the school for 28 years, died April 27, 2011, at age 51. A few months later, Julie Wilson, a second-grade teacher at the school since 1990, died on Dec. 23 at the age of 45. He said the district decided to hire American Metropolitan Environmental after hearing concerns from parents and staff members in the last couple of weeks. “A lot of sadness and some concerns were expressed, so just as the letter says we’re taking steps to make sure we get some testing done,” Stiffler said. “We do testing regularly

Candlemas, winter will last another six weeks. If no shadow is seen, legend says, spring will come early. Temperatures were near freezing when Phil emerged at dawn – unseasonably warm for Punxsutawney – and were forecast to climb into the mid-40s in a winter that’s brought little snow and only a few notably cold days to much of the East. Organizers expected 15,000 to 18,000 people to witness the prognostication ceremony that was held just before 7:30 a.m. And the ceremony is largely that: Phil’s prediction is determined ahead of time by the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle, a group who dons top hats and tuxedos and decides in advance what the furry creature will predict. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett was among the spectators this year. Those who couldn’t make it to Gobbler’s Knob could follow the groundhog on Twitter and Facebook, or watch a webcast of the event on his website. “What started as a small gathering in 1887 has now evolved into tens of thou-

sands of visitors from around the nation and even the world coming to Punxsutawney to participate in this time-honored Groundhog Day tradition,” Corbett said. Phil has now seen his shadow 100 times and hasn’t seen it just 16 times since 1886, according to the Inner Circle. There are no records for the remaining years. The tradition attained a large following with the 1993 Bill Murray comedy “Groundhog Day,” in which a weatherman covering the event must relive the day over and over again. Before the movie came out, Phil was lucky to have an audience of 2,500, said Mike Johnston, vice president of the Inner Circle. And while the group has records of Phil’s predictions dating back to 1886, what it doesn’t have is a tally of whether Phil was right. Johnston said the reason is simple: “He’s never been wrong.” Phil is “incapable of error,” he said, because the groundhog smartly avoids being site-specific in his prognostications. If Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, said Johnston, “I guarantee you someone’s

anyway. We’re just trying to, as a precaution, get some comprehensive testing done and try to relieve some of the fear. There’s just lots of people that are just hurting right now at that school because of the sadness of losing good friends. So we’re just trying to do what we can as a school district to reassure and to make that effort to do whatever is necessary, take the steps to make sure that our buildings are absolutely safe and healthy.” American Metropolitan Environmental, based in Wichita, specializes in indoor air quality investigations, water intrusion investigations and detecting bacteria, mold, fungi, Radon, asbestos and other hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials. The letter to parents, signed by principals Mike Bryan and Stefani Dreiling, said that previous testing at Buhler Grade School found “no evidence

that students or staff had been exposed to hazardous contaminants of any kind.” “Since 2007, Buhler Grade School has been tested twice at our request, and the environment was found to be safe. Even so, we take the concerns of parents about the wellbeing of our students and staff very seriously. Be assured that the administration of BGS and Buhler USD 313 will work with all the parties necessary to ensure that all steps are taken to make our buildings safe and healthy places to learn.” Stiffler said that some of the previous testing had occurred after water leaks to ensure that mold wasn’t a problem. “When you have a 60year-old building, from time to time there are going to be things you have to take a look at, and that’s what we’re doing,” he said.

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This photo shows Gibre George, who started a Facebook page called “Don’t Call Me African-American” at the lounge where he works in Hollywood, Fla.

What’s in a name? ■ Man starts Facebook page

furor over African-American. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The labels used to describe Americans of African descent mark the movement of a people from the slave house to the White House. Today, many are resisting this progression by holding on to a name from the past: “black.” For this group – some descended from U.S. slaves, some immigrants with a separate history – “AfricanAmerican” is not the sign of progress hailed when the term was popularized in the late 1980s. Instead, it’s a misleading connection to a distant culture. The debate has waxed and waned since African-American went mainstream, and gained new significance after the son of a black Kenyan and a white American moved into the White House. President Barack Obama’s identity has been contested from all sides, renewing questions that have followed millions of darker Americans: What are you? Where are you from? And how do you fit into this country? “I prefer to be called black,” said Shawn Smith, an accountant from Houston. “How I really feel is, I’m American.” “I don’t like African-American. It denotes something else to me than who I am,” said Smith, whose parents are from Mississippi and North Carolina. “I can’t recall any of them telling me anything about Africa. They told me a whole lot about where they grew up in Macomb County and Shelby, N.C.” Gibré George, an entrepreneur from Miami, started a Facebook page called “Don’t Call Me AfricanAmerican” on a whim. It now has about 300 “likes.” “We respect our African heritage, but that term is not really us,” George said. “We’re several generations down the line. If anyone were to ship us back to Africa, we’d be like fish out of water.” “It just doesn’t sit well with a younger generation of black people,” continued George, who is 38. “Africa was a long time ago. Are we always going to be tethered to Africa? Spiritually I’m American. When the war starts, I’m fighting for America.” Joan Morgan, a writer born in Jamaica who moved to New York City as a girl, remembers the first time she publicly corrected someone about the term: at a book signing, when she was introduced as African-American and her family members in the front rows were appalled and hurt. “That act of calling me AfricanAmerican completely erased their history and the sacrifice and contributions it took to make me an author,” said Morgan, a longtime U.S. citizen who calls herself Black-Caribbean American. (Some insist Black should be capitalized.) She said people struggle with the fact that black people have multiple ethnicities because it challenges America’s original black-white classifications. In her view, forcing everyone into a name meant for descendants of American slaves distorts the nature of the contributions of immigrants like

This photo shows Gibre George, who started a Facebook page called 'Don't Call Me African-American.” her black countrymen Marcus Garvey and Claude McKay. Morgan acknowledges that her homeland of Jamaica is populated by the descendants of African slaves. “But I am not African, and Africans are not African-American,” she said. In Latin, a forerunner of the English language, the color black is “niger.” In 1619, the first African captives in America were described as “negars,” which became the epithet still used by some today. The Spanish word “negro” means black. That was the label applied by white Americans for centuries. The word black also was given many pejorative connotations – a black mood, a blackened reputation, a black heart. “Colored” seemed better, until the civil rights movement insisted on Negro, with a capital N. Then, in the 1960s, “black” came back – as an expression of pride, a strategy to defy oppression. “Every time black had been mentioned since slavery, it was bad,” says Mary Frances Berry, a University of Pennsylvania history professor and former chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Reclaiming the word “was a grassroots move, and it was oppositional. It was like, ‘In your face.’” Afro-American was briefly in vogue in the 1970s, and lingers today in the names of some newspapers and university departments. But it was soon overshadowed by African-American, which first sprouted among the black intelligentsia. The Rev. Jesse Jackson is widely credited with taking AfricanAmerican mainstream in 1988, before his second presidential run. Berry remembers being at a 1988 gathering of civil rights groups organized by Jackson in Chicago when Ramona Edelin, then presi-

dent of the National Urban Coalition, urged those assembled to declare that black people should be called African-American. Edelin says today that there was no intent to exclude people born in other countries, or to eliminate the use of black: “It was an attempt to start a cultural offensive, because we were clearly at that time always on the defensive.” “We said, this is kind of a compromise term,” she continued. “There are those among us who don’t want to be referred to as African. And there also those among us who don’t want to be referred to as American. This was a way of bridging divisions among us or in our ideologies so we can move forward as a group.” Jackson, who at the time may have been the most-quoted black man in America, followed through with the plan. “Every ethnic group in this country has a reference to some land base, some historical, cultural base,” Jackson told reporters at the time. “African-Americans have hit that level of cultural maturity.” The effect was immediate. “Back in those days we didn’t talk about things going viral, but that’s what you would say today. It was quite remarkable,” said the columnist Clarence Page, then a reporter. “It was kind of like when Black Power first came in the ‘60s, there was all kinds of buzz among black folks and white folks about whether or not I like this.” Page liked it – he still uses it interchangeably with black – and sees an advantage to changing names. “If we couldn’t control anything else, at least we could control what people call us,” Page said. “That’s the most fundamental right any human being has, over what other people call you. (African-American) had a lot of psychic value

from that point of view.” It also has historical value, said Irv Randolph, managing editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, a black newspaper that uses both terms: “It’s a historical fact that we are people of African descent.” “African-American embraces where we came from and where we are now,” he said. “We are Americans, no doubt about that. But to deny where we came from doesn’t make any sense to me.” Jackson agrees about such denial. “It shows a willful ignorance of our roots, our heritage and our lineage,” he said Tuesday. “A fruit without a root is dying.” He observed that the history of how captives were brought here from Africa is unchangeable, and that Senegal is almost as close to New York as Los Angeles. “If a chicken is born in the oven,” Jackson said, “that doesn’t make it a biscuit.” Today, 24 years after Jackson popularized African-American, it’s unclear what term is preferred by the community. A series of Gallup polls from 1991 to 2007 showed no strong consensus for either black or African-American. In a January 2011 NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, 42 percent of respondents said they preferred black, 35 percent said African-American, 13 percent said it doesn’t make any difference, and 7 percent chose “some other term.” Meanwhile, a record number of black people in America – almost 1 in 10 – were born abroad, according to census figures. Tomi Obaro is one of them. Her Nigerian-born parents brought her to America from England as a girl, and she became a citizen last year. Although she is literally AfricanAmerican, the University of Chicago senior says the label implies she is descended from slaves. It also feels vague and liberal to her. “It just sort of screams this political correctness,” Obaro said. She and her black friends rarely use it to refer to themselves, only when they’re speaking in “proper company.” “Or it’s a word that people who aren’t black use to describe black people,” she said. Or it’s a political tool. In a Senate race against Obama in 2004, Alan Keyes implied that Obama could not claim to share Keyes’ “AfricanAmerican heritage” because Keyes’ ancestors were slaves. During the Democratic presidential primary, some Hillary Clinton supporters made the same charge. Last year, Herman Cain, then a Republican presidential candidate, sought to contrast his roots in the Jim Crow south with Obama’s history, and he shunned the label African-American in favor of “American black conservative.” Rush Limbaugh mocked Obama as a “halfrican-American.” Then there are some white Americans who were born in Africa. Paulo Seriodo is a U.S. citizen born in Mozambique to parents from Portugal. In 2009 he filed a lawsuit against his medical school, which he said suspended him after a dispute with black classmates over whether Seriodo could call himself African-American. “It doesn’t matter if I’m from Africa, and they are not!” Seriodo wrote at the time. “They are not allowing me to be African-American!”

WASHINGTON – A 715year old copy of Magna Carta will soon return to public view at the National Archives after a conservation effort removed old patches and repaired weak spots in the English declaration of human rights that inspired the United States’ founding documents. The National Archives unveiled the medieval document Thursday in a specially humidified glass and metal case. It is the only original Magna Carta in the United States and will return to public display Feb. 17. A $13.5 million gift from philanthropist David Rubenstein funded the conservation, the custom-built case and a new gallery being renovated to host Magna Carta. Rubenstein bought the historic document at auction in 2007 for $21.3 million and sent it to the National Archives on a long-term loan. Rubenstein, a co-founder of the private equity firm The Carlyle Group, said he sought the document previously owned by Texas billionaire H. Ross Perot because he wanted to keep it from leaving the country. As a history buff, Rubenstein has become an expert on Magna Carta’s legacy dating to 1215. That’s when noblemen came together to declare their rights to King John, including the first limits on arbitrary taxation that led to the principle of "no taxation without representation" and the right to a trial by jury. "This became something that set the trend for common law" in Britain and later in the United States as founding fathers referred back to Magna Carta, Rubenstein said. "If you read the early writings of Hamilton and Jefferson and Adams and Madison, many times they say it’s because of the Magna Carta that we’re doing this." There are 17 surviving copies of Magna Carta. Fifteen are in Britain, and one is displayed at Australia’s parliament. The U.S. copy was one of four reissued in the year 1297. It still carries the wax seal of King Edward I of England, which is attached by a ribbon under the document. The 1297 document became the law of the land in England. It’s central to the founding of the United States because the colonists argued they were entitled to the rights under Magna Carta as Englishmen, Rubenstein said. But King George disagreed, so the colonists chose to break away.

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Carlyle Group co-founder and owner of Magna Carta, David Rubenstein, looks at the 1297 Magna Carta in its new stateof-the-art encasement, Thursday.




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Jayhawks set sights on Mizzou BY DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

LAWRENCE – Tyshawn Taylor hardly hesitated when the topic was broached. Yes, he said finally, Kansas-Missouri is a little more meaningful than a typical Big 12 game. “This rivalry goes way back before we even know, so we kind of take on that role of not really liking those

guys, and I think in a competitive sport we play in, that’s how it should be,” the Jayhawks’ senior guard said Thursday. “That’s what makes those Kansas-Missouri games fun.” Another thing: both teams are ranked in the top 10. The No. 8 Jayhawks set their sights squarely on Saturday night’s showdown with the fourth-ranked Tigers after dispatching Oklahoma on Wednesday

INSIDE KU has a dazzling duo, B3 night with cold, cruel efficiency. Kansas used a big secondhalf run to blow open what had been a close game, providing a stark reminder to those folks just across the state line about how good the seven-time defending Big 12 champs can be when they’re hitting on all cylinders.

There are more than just bragging rights at stake, though that’s a big part of it. The Jayhawks (18-4, 8-1 Big 12) are also trying to remain first place in a league race that is just beginning to shake out. Missouri (20-2, 72) is only a game back, with the two teams still set to meet at Allen Fieldhouse on the final Saturday of February. It’s the first time Kansas and Missouri will meet with

first place on the line since 2009. “We’re looking at it like we’re playing on the road and we need to get a road win,” Taylor said. “In that respect, it’s another conference game that we need to win.” The matchup at Mizzou Arena will be the 14th time the schools have played when both are ranked in the

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Coaches’ chemistry crucial at Kansas BY DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

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The Salthawks’ Corbin Pina, left, wrestles Salina High School’s Cole Hoover on Thursday evening at Hutchinson High School.

Cougars wipe away Hutch’s early lead BY LUCAS FAHRER The Hutchinson News

Despite building an early lead, the Hutchinson High wrestling team dropped its final home dual of the season after Salina South stormed back during the upper weight matches to win 3532. The Salthawks took six of the first seven matches, including a run of five consecutive wins, and led

the Cougars 29-12 entering the 160-pound match. Salina South had notched its 12 points after junior Josiah Endreshak pinned sophomore Derrick Brown in the 120-pound bout and earned six points by default when Hutch had no entries in the 113-pound division. The momentum shifted during a pivotal 160-pound match between Hutch’s Jared Page and Salina

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Hutchinson High School’s Terry Wise, top, attempts to pin Salina High School’s Brandon Jost in the 126-pound match.

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INDIANAPOLIS – Rob Gronkowski practiced with the New England Patriots for the Super Bowl for the first time Thursday. Now coach Bill Belichick is waiting to see how the All-Pro tight end’s injured ankle responds. GronkowsINSIDE ki, recovering from a high A look at the sprain in his owners, B2 left ankle, participated on a limited basis for the first time since being injured Jan. 22 in the third quarter of the 23-20 win over

LAWRENCE – Dave Campo gives off a grandfatherly vibe when he walks into the homes of potential recruits. His hair is turning gray, his voice is husky yet tinged with a certain Southern charm, and his bushy eyebrows seem to dance across his forehead whenever he gets excited. Then the words start tumbling out, and it becomes clear the 64-year-old Campo feels nothing like a grandfather, though he is one. He feels more like a spry young coach about to embark on a new career after more than two decades spent toiling away with the Dallas Cowboys. “You know how they say people change careers in mid-stream get rejuvenated? That’s how I kind of feel right now,” said Campo, who is back in college football for the first time in 24 years as the defensive coordinator for Charlie Weis’ rebuilding job at Kansas. “You get to a certain age, I think this is like a change in career. The spread offense, the running game and some of those things, that’s a learning thing for me. I’m having to jump back in and it’s giving me more energy than I’ve had.” Campo brings perhaps the most impressive credentials to a unique coaching staff. Along with the former Cowboys head coach, who flashes three Super Bowl rings earned as an assistant in Dallas, there’s former Pro Bowl offensive lineman Tim Grunhard; former Notre Dame quarterback Ron Powlus; and former Akron head coach Rob Ianello, among others. Weis has drawn on connections established throughout his own career to assemble a

the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game. “He did some things. He didn’t do everything,” Belichick GRONKOWSKI said. “We’ll see how he is (Friday). I think that will be the big key.” Gronkowski, who set an NFL single-season record for tight ends with 17 touchdown catches, took part during the second half of the


DeOssie to pin opening move on tail of Super Bowl’s coin BY JOE KAY

SUPER BOWL XLVI Who: New England vs. N.Y. Giants When: Sunday, 5:20 p.m. Where: Indianapolis TV: NBC (Channel 3)

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INDIANAPOLIS – One word from Giants special teams captain Zak DeOssie will begin the Super Bowl. With more than 100 million people watching in the United States alone, the long snapper from New York, other Giants captains and their counterparts from New England will see referee John Parry display both sides of a special commemorative coin for the opening toss. Then, DeOssie will choose

his side. “I’ve called ‘tails’ every single time this year, and that’s what it’s going to be this weekend,” DeOssie DEOSSIE said in an interview Thursday. Chances are, he’ll be right. The National Conference has won the last 14 Super Bowl coin flips, though that hasn’t turned out so well in the end. The American Conference has won nine of those

14 title games. Want to pick the Super Bowl winner? Might as well just flip a coin. The team that’s won the opening toss is only 22-23 in the title game, evidence that it has very little impact on whatever happens next. It’s still a special moment, one that gamblers lay money on and businesses build promotions around. One chain is offering its rewards program customers a free pizza if the coin comes up heads.

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It’s also significant in another way: A rare game decision left entirely up to the players. “I’m out of that one,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Thursday. “We have our captains and they decide who’s going to make that call. We do keep track of who wins and who loses, thank you very much.” DeOssie, whose father Steve also played in the NFL, got the honor on a whim. He and the other two Giants captains – quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Justin Tuck – were walking toward midfield before the season opener in Washington when the subject came up for the first time. “Eli turned to Tuck and said, ‘You want to call it?’” DeOssie said. “And Tuck said, ‘Nah, I don’t feel like it. I don’t need to call it. Zak, you want to call it?’ I said yeah, sure.” It was his job the rest of the way. In the NFL, the visiting team gets to call the coin flip. DeOssie went 4-4 during the regular season, and the Giants chose to receive the kickoff rather than defer all four times. It came up heads during a second-round playoff win at Green Bay, but DeOssie got the coin to land his way twice during a win at San Francisco in the NFC title game, including overtime. Coughlin wouldn’t say what he’ll pick if it comes up tails on Sunday. He has chosen to receive the kickoff most times. Like everything else in the NFL, coin flips are tracked for trends. During the 2011 regular season, teams that won the flip and chose to take the ball went 71-79, according to STATS LLC. Teams that deferred to the second half were 6442. Weather and homefield advantage play into those results. The first Super Bowl coin flip landed on the grass at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 15, 1967. Green Bay captains Bob Skoronski and Willie Davis met Kansas City’s captains at midfield, won the toss and the game. Two years later, the Jets’ Joe Namath guaranteed a victory. The Jets won the coin toss and fulfilled the guarantee, too. There have been a couple notable changes in the pregame flip since those early title games. During a Thanksgiving game in Detroit in 1998, Pittsburgh’s Jerome Bettis called tails for the overtime coin flip. The referee thought he heard heads and decided the Steelers lost the flip. They then lost the game 19-16 on a field goal, prompting a rule change. Now, the captain calls it before the coin leaves the referee’s hand. The league changed its coin flip rule again for the 2008 season, allowing the winner to defer its choice to the second half. Recent history between the Giants and Patriots suggests the flip will be a midair starting point for something spectacular. Four years ago, New England was one win away from completing a perfect season when Eli Manning drove the Giants to a winning touchdown. David Tyree made an incredible third-down catch, trapping the ball against his helmet for a 32-yard gain. Manning threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Plaxico Burress with 35 seconds left for a 17-14 win. There was more Manning magic when the teams played again on Nov. 6 in Foxborough. He threw a 1-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds to go for a 24-20 win. No wonder Patriots quarterback Tom Brady cares less about who gets the ball first than who has it last. “It wouldn’t surprise me if this game came down to the last 2 minutes,” Brady said. “I hope we have the ball. I hope Eli doesn’t have the ball.”

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The NFL season began on time largely because of Robert Kraft and John Mara. So there’s no more fitting way to end it than the two of them facing off for the game’s biggest prize. The owners of the New England Patriots and New York Giants were instrumental in ending a long labor war that threatened to cancel what turned out to be, by nearly every measure, the NFL’s most successful season. Both men have also held the Super Bowl trophy aloft; Kraft three times and Mara once, in 2007, at the expense of his fellow owner. But the similarities between the two pretty much begin and end there. When Kraft begins a story, it’s liable to end up anywhere. When Mara does, he gets straight to the point. Almost two decades after buying the Patriots and transforming them into one of the most successful franchises in any sport, many of the things about the life of an owner – especially the celebrity – still seem fresh to the 70-year-old Kraft. So when a reporter from London asks about the growing popularity of his team overseas, Kraft notes that America’s original “patriots” were transplanted Englishmen, offers a few suggestions how to widen the fan base over there and then ends with this little gem: “And one of my favorite friends, Sir Elton John, is very excited about us being back in the Super Bowl.” For Mara, 57, a man of many fewer words, the job seems second nature. Small wonder. He was groomed for the role since birth and inherited it when his father, Wellington, died in 2005. The family’s roots stretch back to the founding of the franchise in 1925, when his grandfather, Tim, a New York bookmaker, plunked down somewhere between $500 and $2,500 and gambled on the viability of the then-5year-old NFL. “I’m not necessarily happy to be playing Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, I’ll tell you that,” Mara said. “But yeah, I’m very happy for Bob. He put his heart and soul into those negotiations during a very difficult time.

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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, left, and New York Giants owner John Mara arrive at the NFL Players Association headquarters in Washington on July 25, 2011. The success they’ve had is well-deserved.” A “difficult time” doesn’t tell the half of it. Agreement on a new 10-year labor deal came barely a week after Kraft buried his wife of 48 years, Myra, after a battle with cancer. For much of that time, Kraft shuttled back and forth between her hospital bed and the bargaining table, largely because, like Mara, he was one of the few owners the players felt they could trust. “They saved me,” Kraft said, gesturing back over his shoulder at the Patriots players on every side of him. “I never understood what the word heartbroken meant. It’s hard for anyone to relate to it. My wife was 19 and I was 20 when she proposed to me. We had five kids right away. Then they left and we became best pals for 25 years. She was 98 pounds, read four books a week and was healthy. “I thought she would outlive me for 30 years. ”This horrible cancer came and it’s wrecked my life. Having this team,“ he said finally, ”has been a savior for me.” The close relationship between the short, silverhaired, always-nattily attired owner and his XXLsized players makes for some interesting scenes. After games, Kraft takes a tour of the locker room, a broad smile creasing his features and hand extended in con-

gratulations. But he rarely gets from one end to the other without disappearing in one massive bear hug or another from a few of the veterans. “They’re pretty sweaty,” Kraft laughed, “and if you’ve seen pictures, my feet usually aren’t touching the ground.” “That’s for sure,” chuckled Vince Wilfork, a massive nose tackle who’s one of the longest-serving Patriots. “He still has his kids, but we’re probably his second family. We see a lot more of him since Mrs. Kraft passed on, and you can see how hard he’s hurting. So we have some fun, do things to try and take his mind off of that. “And Sunday,” he added, “we’ve got the chance to do a little more.” Mara was around football teams from the time he was just a lad. The family’s internship policy practically required it: Begin as a ballboy, get out to every corner of the organization and learn every phase of the operation from ticket sales to salary-cap. Then, and only after reaching the top, does the reigning Mara have the luxury of getting back down to the field. “I still remember Wellington Mara coming out to watch us work when I first got here,” recalled offensive line coach Pat Flaherty, who arrived in 2004, a year before

the elder Mara died at age 89. “He got a kick out of it, because he knew his stuff. But it also sent a message to our guys. It let them know their work was important. “When John Mara took over, he continued ... that kind of loyalty. It’s almost like a blood transfusion,” Flaherty added. “It let our people know that even with the change at the top, nothing really changed – not the expectations, not the attention to detail, not what it means to play for the Giants.” Mara is tall and angular, still looking very much like the lawyer he was for a few years before rejoining the Giants in 1991. “I tried law for a while,” he said, “but even while I was practicing, I knew I’d be back here. It was hard to imagine I’d wind up doing anything else.” His look is softened this week by polo shirts and team sweaters. But like his father, John Mara is reserved and his even temperament, inherited or not, serves him well as the CEO of a business where the emotional swings of a season like this one can take a severe toll. “In this business, it’s week by week. You’re on top of the world one week and you lose a couple games and you’re at the bottom. But you can’t let that affect your decisionmaking. You have to let the


The Salthawks’ Shane Goetz, right, looks to his team’s bench as he attempts to pin Salina High School’s Blaise Albers in the 132pound match on Thursday at Hutchinson High School.

●From Page B1 South’s Tyler McGaha, whose takedown with 12.3 seconds remaining in the third round knotted the bout and sent it into extra time. The Cougars’ junior tallied a takedown less than 12 seconds into the fourth period and took the match by decision, 11-9. Salina South went on to win four of the five final matches. In the 170-pound match, Cougar junior Mike Shirk dominated Hutch’s Dominique Hoover and won by major decision in the second round, 18-4. Brady Munch (182-pound) and Grant Flemming (heavyweight) won with pins while Tanner O’Donnell outscored Hutch sophomore Dalton Luce 13-5 in the 195pound match. The Salthawks won just one match north of the 152pound division. With the dual tied at 29-29, sophomore Lex Plummer stopped the bleeding for Hutch with an inspired 9-4 win in the 220-pound match against the Cougars’ Alex Parker. Plummer’s victory gave Hutch a 32-29 advantage heading into the heavyweight bout but when Flemming pinned Hutch sophomore Trey Barton in the first round, Salina South had earned the victory. Hutch coach Mike Garcia said the Cougars were tough to match up with in

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season play itself out because a lot of crazy things can happen,” he said. More than once during his tenure, the back page of the New York tabloids called for coach Tom Coughlin’s scalp, and each time Mara stood firm. He has resisted the urge to say “I told you so,” recalling how a similarly rocky season was rewarded with that improbable Super Bowl win in 2008. “As long as you believe in the coaching staff, which we do, you have to have the faith to let them do their jobs. Fortunately,” he said, “it’s worked out for us.” The Patriots only rough patch this season came after consecutive losses to the Steelers and Giants – only the second time New England lost two straight in the last nine years. Like Mara, Kraft views his role as providing stability at the top and over the long term.. He prides himself on being able to identify talent at every level of the organization, then building the kind of relationships that enables those who work for him to take risks. “You get good people with you, you set the tone, and you encourage them to be bold,” he said. “When they take risks that are in the best interests of the team and they don’t work out, you back them.” Plenty of that loyalty and more than a little of the love Kraft invested has flowed back in his direction during these tough times. He can barely discuss the “MHK” jersey patches is players donned in tribute to Myra without choking back tears. Kraft remains first and foremost a businessman, but he concedes it’s never been more difficult than during this season to keep his heart from overruling his head. “People use the word ”family.“ In a family, you don’t cut players. The unfortunate part is that you can’t keep everyone that you want. We try to differentiate by creating a family environment. ... This team is very special to me,” he continued. “There isn’t one person on this team I wouldn’t have at my dinner table. They’ve shown me, personally, great love, respect and support. “They helped me get through the hardest period of my life.”

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the later rounds. “They’ve got some good upper weights and we knew that going in,” Garcia said. “We wrestled well and had some chances, but we just didn’t quite get there.” The home grapplers’ best performance came early in the night. Sophomore Chance Maynard opened the scoring for Hutch with a first-round pin in the 106pound match. The Salthawks’ string of five straight match wins came in the final home appearances for the five varsity seniors in last night’s lineup. Shane Goetz (132-pound)

and Tim Wise (138-pound) managed pins while Corbin Pina (145-pound) and Manny Luna (152-pound) won by decision. Terry Wise won the 126pound match by major decision – outscoring Salina South senior Brandon Jost 20-5 – and said his goal from the outset was to pile up points. “I just went out there to score as many points as I could,” Terry Wise said. “I figured (Jost) couldn’t take me down so I didn’t have much to lose.” Pina also hit double-digits in points but so did his competitor.

Salina South freshman Cole Hoover gave the Hutch senior a run for his money pulling within one point with 41.5 seconds remaining in the third period. Pina stayed on the defensive and survived for a 12-11 win by decision. Garcia said the varsity seniors have been an integral part of his squad. “A lot of those guys have been a big part of our lineup for a long time and they have some experience and it shows,” Garcia said. “That’s a lot of seniors and they’re certainly going to be missed.” Hutch rounds out the reg-

ular season with a tournament at Rose Hill today and tomorrow and a dual with Goddard-Eisenhower on Feb. 9. Garcia said the team is finding itself down the stretch. “We have never put the same lineup together twice and we’re still looking to do that,” Garcia said. “We’re hoping to get it together before regionals, and that’s just around the corner. We’ve got some kids that are regional-ready but we’ve got to get a couple other weights (ready).” The Salthawks are 7-7 on the season.

said, “It was a good test for him, too, at least. At least he was out here and did some things to see how it feels. We’ll see how it goes.” Gronkowski wore a removable boot for a week before discarding it Monday. Teammates have expressed confidence that he would

play Sunday against the New York Giants. “I know he’s going to be ready,” tight end Aaron Hernandez said. “It’s not like he broke anything or he can’t walk on it. He got a little sprain and he’s fine.” Ten other players participated in practice on a limit-

ed basis. The Patriots will taper off their activity at today’s session. “Obviously, we don’t have much new going in, just kind of making sure everything we have going in we’ve got right,” Belichick said. The Patriots plan to hold a walk through on Saturday.

On Wednesday, Belichick took a half-hour break in practice to simulate the extended halftime for the Super Bowl. “It’s not perfect but it’s the best we could do,” Belichick said. “Practice, take a break, come back out and re-start.”

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Top tandems: Count KU Robinson,Taylor provide Jayhawks with power, experience BY JOHN MARSHALL AP Basketball Writer

The 2010-2011 college basketball season was notable for its carry-the-team individuals, players like Connecticut’s Kemba Walker and Brigham Young’s Jimmer Fredette putting up prodigious numbers while piling up wins. This season, it’s more of a collective effort, pairs and bands of players leading their teams. Many of the top teams in the polls have several players sharing the load, like Kentucky, Syracuse, Duke and Missouri. A few teams rely on a little more of a buddy-system approach, a 1-2 punch to carry them to victories. We came up with a few: Thomas Robinson and Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas. The eighth-ranked Jayhawks, as usual, have plenty of talent up and down their roster, but Robinson and Taylor are the ones who make them fly. Robinson is one of the most dominating forces in college hoops, an athletic and powerfully built power forward who has a nice midrange game to go with his rim-rattling dunks. Once a player who would let his emotions get the best of him, Taylor has matured in his fourth season in Lawrence, providing Kansas with a steadying influence at the point. Robinson averages 17.6 points and is second nationally with 12 rebounds a game, while Taylor scores 16.7 points and 5.2 assists per game on a team that has a shot at an eighth straight Big 12 championship. John Jenkins and Jeffrey Taylor, Vanderbilt. The Southeastern Conference is filled with great players, including what could someday be an NBA roster at Kentucky. The highest-scoring teammates in the conference? Jenkins and Taylor. Jenkins, a junior, leads the SEC with 20 points per game and Taylor, a senior, is second at 17.3. Jenkins is a sharpshooter, leading the conference in 3-point shooting at 44 percent and is second in free throws at 85 percent. Taylor added 25

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Kansas forward Thomas Robinson, left, and guard Tyshawn Taylor, right, win a jump ball while covering Towson guard Kris Walden during the second half of their game in Lawrence on Nov. 11, 2011. pounds of muscle during the offseason, becoming even more of a powerful force at 6-foot-7. He’s fifth in the SEC in shooting at 53 percent, giving the Commodores a superb inside-outside combination. Terrence Ross and Tony Wroten, Washington. The Huskies are tied atop the Pac-12 in large part because of Ross and Wroten. Ross took a little while to build up steam as a freshman last season before being named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament team and has picked up from there this season, averaging 15.1 points per game. Wroten didn’t have a feeling-out period. The freshman has been fearless from the start, willing to take over the team at crucial moments. He did it against Duke at Madison Square Garden and most recently at Arizona’s McKale Center, swatting a shot at the

buzzer to preserve Washington’s victory. He’s also second in Pac-12 scoring at 17.1. Sophomore C.J. Wilcox is a vital cog for the Huskies, but Wroten and Ross are the players they turn to with the game on the line. Kevin Jones and Darryl Bryant, West Virginia. The Mountaineers left coach Bob Huggins exasperated with a recent three-game slide, but they could be a dangerous team down the stretch because of these two seniors. Jones was a key contributor to West Virginia’s run to the 2010 Final Four and has developed into one of the toughest post players to defend in the nation, leading the Big East in scoring and rebounding. Bryant didn’t get a chance to play during the Mountaineers’ run to the Final Four because of a broken foot, but has become one of the most fearless guards in

the country over the past two seasons. Jones and the Truck combine to average 38.2 points per game, third-most among teammates in the nation, according to STATS LLC. Chase Tapley and Jamaal Franklin, San Diego State. The Aztecs were expected to back up after losing Kawhi Leonard and four starters from last year’s Sweet 16 team. Instead, San Diego State is 19-3 and currently 17th in The Associated Press poll. Tapley and Franklin have been a big reason for it. Tapley, a junior guard, came on strong late last season and was a key contributor during the Aztecs’ NCAA Tournament run. This season, he leads San Diego State with 16 points per game and is hitting 42 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. Franklin has developed into a steady player after seeing limited action

last season, averaging 15.7 points and a team-best seven rebounds per game as a 6foot-5 guard. Together, they could help the Aztecs make another deep NCAA run. Kevin Murphy and Jud Dillard, Tennessee Tech. Hoops fans outside of Tennessee probably don’t know much about this pair, but they can fill it up. Murphy, a senior guard, is sixth nationally at 21.3 points per game and is coming off the singlebest scoring game in school history. Hitting six 3-pointers and 16 of 21 shots overall, Murphy had 50 points in a win over Southern IllinoisEdwardsville on Monday, the most points scored in Division I this season. A lanky guard like Murphy, Dillard is an adept scorer at 18.3 points per game and leads the Ohio Valley Conference with 8.4 rebounds. Their 39.6 points per game is second in the nation.

Mike Stoops expects few changes to OU defense BY JEFF LATZKE AP College Football Writer

NORMAN, Okla. – Mike Stoops is back at Oklahoma for a second stint as defensive coordinator. And, my, how the job description has changed in the high-octane Big 12. The 10-team league had six of the nation’s top 13 offenses last season, including the Sooners, and 500-yard games are getting closer to becoming the norm instead of the exception. Stoops left in 2003 after overseeing a defense that was among the top seven in the country for fewest points allowed his last four years in charge. Since then, the Sooners have finished in the top 10 only once and are more regularly outside the top 30 while trying to slow down the likes of Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III and other high-profile Big 12 quarterbacks including Colt McCoy, Chase Daniel, Graham Harrell and Brandon Weeden. “You know, it’s video on grass, and that’s something that you have to be able to adapt to and have a bunch of

Kansas ●From Page B1 top 10, and if not for the Jayhawks’ loss at Iowa State over the weekend, it would be the third time that they’ve played as top five foes; the Tigers won both of those meetings. Kansas coach Bill Self has been around for enough of the games to know how important the outcome is to both schools, especially with the Tigers headed for

skilled athletes, I believe, on the field, to be able to not let them find matchups that they feel like they can exploit,” Stoops said. “That’s about what it is. You get isolated on players with a lot of green grass out there to cover, and it makes it much more difficult. This is one of the best offensive conferences in the country, and obviously with the addition of TCU and West Virginia, it’s only going to get that much better.” West Virginia (14th) and TCU (28th) don’t quite stack up to Texas A&M (seventh) and Missouri (12th) in terms of sheer offensive numbers but, then again, both can claim BCS bowl victories in the past two seasons. The Mountaineers’ Dana Holgorsen, formerly Oklahoma State’s offensive coordinator, will bring in a fast-paced, spread offense similar to those seen all around the Big 12. Oklahoma helped to create the monster it currently is fighting. Mike Leach installed a wide-open attack in Norman before becoming Texas Tech’s head coach. Then, Kevin Wilson took no-

huddle offenses to another level with the Sam Bradfordled 2008 Sooners team that scored an NCAA-record 716 points. “I think that’s football. I think you see it in high school, and it’s just the way it’s evolved,” Stoops said. “That pound-it-out football, you don’t see very often anymore. Very few teams do it. It’s a movement game, it’s a misdirection (game). ... It’s just a very bizarre game anymore.” Even so, Oklahoma’s approach to stopping opponents doesn’t figure to be much different with Stoops replacing Brent Venables as defensive coordinator. The two were longtime colleagues at Kansas State and then at Oklahoma; Venables has left for Clemson. Stoops still expects to use field and boundary cornerbacks, instead of one to always cover the left side of the field and the other to cover the right. That will depend somewhat on finding the right candidate to replace Jamell Fleming, a senior who was the boundary corner last season. When he missed the game

against Texas Tech, Oklahoma gave up 441 yards passing in a loss that snapped a 39-game home winning streak. “With Jamell, we had a very good cover guy there. I think we dropped off a little bit when he was out,” Stoops said. “We have got to have somebody that can hold down that spot. That’s where most teams put their best player.” Candidates to replace him will include senior-to-be Demontre Hurst, backup Gabe Lynn and new recruits Kass Everett, Gary Simon and Zack Sanchez. Stoops helped with the recruitment of Simon out of Florida in recent weeks. Everett is a transfer from Pierce College in Los Angeles, and Sanchez was an all-state cornerback in Texas. “I think you have to have lockdown corners. There’s a premium on those players and we feel like we were able to land a couple of those guys,” Stoops said. The Sooners also lose sacks leader Frank Alexander and linebacker Travis Lewis, who led the team in tackles the previous three

seasons and tied for the team lead in 2011. Oklahoma finished 10-3 and ranked 31st in the nation in scoring defense last season, after ranking 33rd the year before. Stoops said spent the first part of this week meeting with new linebackers coach Tim Kish – his defensive coordinator at Arizona – and discussing what changes they might implement. The duo also plans to bring in Ryan Walters, one of their graduate assistants with the Wildcats. In the end, head coach Bob Stoops – Mike’s brother – figures to have a say in the schemes, too. “I think it’ll be a combination of the three, don’t you? I know it was for me when I was at Arizona,” Kish said. “I absolutely think the world of Mike, and obviously that has a lot to do with me being here. We worked well together for eight years at Arizona. We have a similar philosophy about what it takes to play on this side of the ball, and we’re excited to combine that with what Bob’s philosophy is and hopefully that’ll get us kickstarted this spring.”

the SEC after this season. “How many times we played there? Eight? And we’ve won how many? 5-3?” Self asked. “I’ve got five favorite games and three that are very, very unpopular in my historical memory.” That’s a pretty good illustration of the passion that courses through the rivalry. Kansas has a 171-94 advantage in the series and has won the last five. The last defeat was in 2009, when Zaire Taylor’s winning shot gave Missouri a 62-60 victory.

That would be one of those games that Self doesn’t relish. “There’s nothing more fun in my opinion than beating Missouri,” Self said, “and I’m sure they’d say there’s nothing more fun than beating Kansas. We’ve had some great games over there.” The Jayhawks don’t have the depth that they’ve had in years past, and they certainly don’t have the guards to match up with Missouri’s flotilla of perimeter threats. Kansas has been hit or miss

with rebounding lately, and the turnover bug has popped up at inopportune times. One thing Self ’s not worried about is the atmosphere. Even though Mizzou Arena will be packed to capacity with more than 15,000 fans – courtside seats were fetching more than $500 on the secondary market Thursday – the volume of noise actually can make it easier for an opposing team to operate. Individual comments are drowned by the wall of

sound, which Self believes can allow a team to focus better in the heat of competition. “If it’s loud, you don’t hear anything. Seriously,” he said. “I don’t think what people say or those sorts of things will have any bearing on the game.” In fact, Taylor said he wants the environment to be hostile. “I’m thinking it’s going to be pretty rough down there, and it should be. They’re a top five team, a rival,” he said. “I’d be disappointed if there wasn’t a good crowd in there.”

Staff ●From Page B1 staff that has a mixture of college, NFL and even high school coaching experience. “I know we didn’t come here to lose,” said Grunhard, who will coach the offensive line after spending the last several years at a suburban Kansas City high school. “I don’t know much about what the last staff did, but I know this staff has a bunch of good guys who want to win.” That’s easier said than done at Kansas. Sure, there was a victory in the Orange Bowl a few years ago, and the school has produced its share of Hall of Fame players, among them John Riggins and Gale Sayers. But for the last two decades, the Jayhawks have played in the shadows of the juggernaut program that Bill Snyder built just down I-70 at Kansas State. The Wildcats whipped overmatched Kansas 59-21 this season, one of 10 losses that resulted in the firing of Turner Gill. The only coaches retained from Gill’s staff were running backs coach Reggie Mitchell and defensive line coach Buddy Wyatt, who were credited with keeping Kansas’ recruiting class intact. The Jayhawks pulled in 20 prospects Wednesday, many of whom could compete right away. “This was an opportunity to come back and work with Charlie Weis, and an opportunity to come back and work in a big conference at a program that had success just short time ago,” said Powlus, who worked under Weis at Notre Dame before spending the past couple seasons at Akron. Powlus understands that it won’t be easy to win at Kansas. He knew hardly anything about the program until the opportunity arose to join it, having grown up in Pennsylvania and played for the Fighting Irish. But like most of Weis’ staff, once he arrived on campus, he was sold immediately on the friendly atmosphere and picturesque campus. The chance to create something from thin air, too. “It was a chance to go someplace where there’s great support,” he said. “Our goal isn’t to go out and win a couple games and see what we can do. We want to win a bunch of games.” Campo didn’t sign up to be part of a losing program, either. “The first thing that entered my mind was, this is kind of interesting,” he said. “I’ve always liked Charlie, always had a lot of respect for him. It came as a bit of surprise.” Campo was part of the staff that was fired in Dallas, and even though he was offered a chance to stay within the organization, he still wanted to be coach. That’s what made the phone call from Weis so intriguing, even if he wasn’t expecting it. “He went back and talked to his wife and I called him up and said, ‘Well, what do you think?’ And he hemmed and hawed and I said, ‘Ok, What you do think?’” Weis recalled. “And he said ‘OK, I’m coming, I’m coming.’ So that turned out really well for us.” Weis said the biggest mistake he made during his failed tenure at Notre Dame was putting together a staff that didn’t quite fit. He had trouble delegating, some coaches failed to work well together, and the result was a disjointed feeling that translated to the field. That’s why he spent a little extra time hiring his staff at Kansas, and he’s confident that the crew he brought together will be successful.“I could give you a conga line of some of the top coaches that want in here,” he said, “but the question is are they going to fit? Are they going to work together? Can they work with me? “I think that’s the thing I probably learned the most. “Chemistry in a coaching staff is a critical factor.”

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LA story: 2 Lakers, 2 Clippers get All-Star nods BY BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK – From Kobe Bryant to Chris Paul, Blake Griffin to Andrew Bynum, the NBA All-Star game is shaping up as an L.A. story. Two Lakers and two Clippers were voted as starters Thursday for the game, the first time in 15 years that two pairs of teammates have been voted to start for one conference. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant prevented a clean Los Angeles sweep of the Western Conference starting lineup by earning a forward spot for the

Feb. 26 game in Orlando. Dwight Howard of the host Magic – unless he’s traded first – was the overall leading vote-getter with 1.6 million. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are going together again from Miami, while MVP Derrick Rose of Chicago and New York’s Carmelo Anthony round out the East starters. The Clippers and Lakers are developing a spirited rivalry this season, but they’ll have to get along for a night to give the West a second straight win in the NBA’s midseason event. Bryant and Paul will be in

the same backcourt two months after the NBA, as owners of the Hornets, killed a trade that would have sent Paul to the Lakers. Instead, he was dealt shortly after to the Clippers, and he has teamed with Griffin to make them one of the league’s most exciting and improved teams, leading the Pacific Division over their Staples Center co-tenants. Griffin and Bynum are first-time starters, while Bryant earned his record-tying 14th consecutive nod. It’s the first time since 1997, when Houston had Hakeem Olajuwon and Charles

Barkley, and Seattle sent Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, that two pairs of teammates have been voted to start for one conference. Bryant joins Shaquille O’Neal, Jerry West and Karl Malone – all one-time Lakers – with his 14th straight starting nod. He earned his fourth All-Star MVP award last year, equaling Bob Pettit’s NBA record. Bynum grabbed the starting center spot that for years went to Yao Ming, who retired last summer. Griffin was chosen as a reserve forward last year, when he became the first rookie

All-Star since Yao in 2003. Starters were chosen by fan balloting, and none of the races was close. The reserves will be chosen by voting of the head coaches from each conference and will be announced next Thursday. Bryant led all West players with nearly 1.6 million votes. Rose collected 1.5 million to finish third among all players, a year after becoming Chicago’s first starter since Michael Jordan. “I remember not being in the All-Star game, just wanting to be in the game. It’s something you should take to heart, that I take to heart,”

Rose said before the Bulls’ game against the Knicks. “Just want to accomplish something special while I’m in the league, and one of the accomplishments is being on the All-Star team.” Howard will make his fifth consecutive start, and his status will provide much of the intrigue surrounding the event. He has told the Magic he wants to be traded and they have given his agent permission to talk to select teams, putting the franchise in a difficult position of deciding whether it should deal its superstar before hosting the weekend.

Palmer tops suspended Phoenix Open BY JOHN NICHOLSON AP Sports Writer

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Ryan Palmer parred his final hole at dusk for a 7-under 64 and the lead Thursday in the suspended first round of the Phoenix Open. The start of the round was delayed an hour because of frost, and play was suspended because of darkness at 6:05 p.m. with 42 players unable to finish. Last year, frost and frozen greens delayed play nine hours during the week, forcing a Monday finish. “I knew I was going to be here in the morning for the second round, so I wasn’t worried about it if we had to come back and restart,” Palmer said. “So, I didn’t think about it and I just kept hitting shots and sticking to my game plan.” Webb Simpson was a stroke back on the Stadium Course at TPC Scottsdale. “It’s one of those courses that just fits your eye well,” said Simpson, the highestranked player in the field at No. 6. Palmer switched back to a trusted Odyssey putter model after missing the cuts in his previous starts this year in the Sony Open and Humana Challenge. The threetour PGA Tour winner made seven birdie putts from 10-15 feet. “I used the exact same putter the last two years, and of course had two of the best years of my career,” Palmer said. “But toward the end of the year last year, around the BMW, I just got frustrated with not making anything, so I thought I’d try something different, put a similar style head in play and actually had some success. “But my first two weeks out here I could tell I wasn’t comfortable when I’d get over the short putts. When I got home from Bob Hope (Humana), I pulled it out of the garage and was putting in my living room, then went outside in the backyard on

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Ryan Palmer watches his tee shot on the eighth hole during the first round of the Phoenix Open Thursday in Scottsdale, Ariz. my putting green, and I knew it was time to bring it back out. So it showed today.” He was 8 under after a birdie on No. 6, but had his lone bogey on No. 7 and parred the final two holes. Jarrod Lyle, Harrison Frazar, Derek Lamely, Kevin Na and Chez Reavie were two strokes behind at 66, and Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner and Spencer Levin also were 5 under. Watson and Levin had three holes left. Dufner, a playoff loser last year, had five holes remaining. Kyle Stanley opened with a 69, four days after a devastating loss in the Farmers Insurance Open. On Sunday at Torrey Pines, he made a triple-bogey 8 on the final hole of regulation and lost to Brandt Snedeker in a playoff. “It was just good to be out there,” Stanley said. “It was almost therapeutic.” He was 4 under with three

holes left, but bogeyed Nos. 7 and 9. “I hit it decent,” Stanley said. “Hit a couple wedges that didn’t respond the way I thought they were going to, but other than that, I’m pretty pleased.” He received warm cheers and words of encouragement from the fans. “I’m kind of overwhelmed by it,” Stanley said. Phil Mickelson had 24 putts in a 68, and defending champion Mark Wilson, coming off a victory two weeks ago in the Humana Challenge, was 1 under with two holes left. “I feel so good with the putter,” said Mickelson, the former Arizona State star who won the tournament in 1996 and 2005. “It’s been a little while. It’s been a few years since the guys out here have seen me putt like this.” Mickleson played alongside Dustin Johnson and the green-clad Rickie Fowler in

a morning group that attracted the largest gallery in the estimated crowd of 77,053. “I like the way he dresses,” Mickelson said about Fowler. “It’s not for me, but I think he dresses really sharp.” Fowler holed out from 68 yards for birdie on the par-5 15th after hitting his second shot into the water in front of the green. “As soon as I hit it, I knew it was how I wanted to hit it,” Fowler said. “It skipped behind the hole, and I could see it spinning right down the stick.” Fowler finished with a 69, and Johnson had a 68. “I’m good buddies with Rickie and Phil, so we had a great time,” Johnson said. Simpson had five birdies in a six-hole stretch, capped by a 9-iron bunker shot to inches on the second hole after his drive drifted right and ended up in a bunker. “I had a good lie in the bunker and had 145 yards. I was just trying to hit an easy 9,” Simpson said. “It was one of those that just came out perfect and landed great and ended up being a tap-in. It was my favorite shot, I think, I’ve hit this year.” He also birdied the fifth hole to get to 7 under, but dropped a stroke on No. 6 when his chip released more than he expected. Last year, the 26-year-old former Wake Forest player closed the regular season with a victory in the Wyndham Championship, then won the Deutsche Bank two weeks later in the FedEx Cup playoffs. He’s coming off a two-week break after opening in Hawaii with a tie for third in the Tournament of Champions and a tie for 38th in the Sony Open. “One of big things this year was you see so many players go out and have a big year and they come out and they struggle,” Simpson said. “It’s fine if I struggle, but I want to make sure that I’m doing the same things.”

Report: Hamilton has relapse with alcohol THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DALLAS – The Dallas Morning News is reporting Rangers outfielder and recovering drug addict Josh Hamilton had a relapse earlier this week when he drank alcohol at a bar. The newspaper, citing unidentified “individuals familiar with the episode,” reported Thursday night that Hamilton was drinking at a Dallas area bar Monday. In a statement to the newspaper, the Rangers said they were “aware of a situation, but we don’t have further comment at this time.” Hamilton, 30, was sus-

pended for more than three years for drug and alcohol use while in the Tampa Bay organization. He missed the entire 2004-05 seasons. He won the AL MVP in 2010. This was Hamilton’s second alcohol-related relapse in three years. In January, 2009, he drank to excess in a bar in Tempe, Ariz. Before that, Hamilton said he hadn’t taken a drink of alcohol since Oct. 6, 2005. When the Rangers acquired the 28-year-old outfielder from the Cincinnati Reds on Dec. 21, 2007, they were aware of Hamilton’s off-the-field problems and came out with a “zero toler-

ance” policy regarding his drinking. He is tested for drug use three times a week and has had an accountability partner to support him in his recovery – though that job is now vacant. The Rangers announced last month that Hamilton’s father-in-law had been hired as a staff special assistant to be the accountability partner for the slugger. But Michael Dean Chadwick has since decided against accepting that position due to “family considerations.” Hitting coach Johnny Narron filled that role before he

left in November for Milwaukee. Narron joined the Rangers when Hamilton was acquired four years ago in a trade from Cincinnati. His primary role was to support the former No. 1 overall draft pick, who rebounded from his substance-abuse problems to become one of the top players in baseball. Hamilton can become a free agent after this season, and has said he will not negotiate an extension after he reports to spring training. He said he plans to leave for spring training on Feb. 17, a full week before the fullsquad reporting date in Arizona.

Braves’ Hanson says shoulder set for normal spring BY CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer

ATLANTA – Braves righthander Tommy Hanson said Thursday his right shoulder is feeling good and he expects to be on a regular routine for the start of spring training. Hanson enjoyed a strong first half of the 2011 season, posting a 10-4 record and 2.44 ERA. He made only five starts after the All-Star break due to persistent pain in the shoulder. A small tear was found in his right rota-

tor cuff that did not require surgery. He was 1-3 with an 8.10 ERA after the break. He did not pitch after Aug. 6. Hanson resumed throwing last month. He said before working out at Turner Field Thursday his outlook for the season continues to rise. “I definitely feel a lot more optimistic now than a couple months ago or even last month,” he said. Hanson said he is throwing on his normal offseason schedule and expects that to continue when Braves pitch-

ers and catchers report to spring training on Feb. 19. “I’m on a normal schedule right now and I feel good, so I don’t think that will change,” he said. “I’ll be on a normal schedule. My shoulder feels really good. I’ve been off the mound a couple times and it feels really good.” The 6-foot-6 Hanson walked into the clubhouse with a thick beard and his hair reaching almost to his shoulders. “I’m going to cut it all off,” he said with a smile. “I don’t think they’ll let me keep it.”

Hanson’s hair was the least of his worries when last season ended. There were concerns the shoulder might require surgery. “I had no idea last time I talked to you guys what was going to happen or how I was going to feel,” he told reporters. “I’m definitely glad that I feel good now and everything has been going good and I feel like I’m going to be on a normal schedule.” Hanson is an important part of the rotation. He has won at least 10 games in each of his three seasons.

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St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Edwin Jackson throws during the second inning of Game 4 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 23, 2011.

Jackson agrees to 1-year deal with Nats THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON – The Nationals are heading to spring training with what appears to be one of the deepest starting staffs in the major leagues. Edwin Jackson agreed Thursday to a one-year contract with Washington, a deal that gives the Nationals seven potential starting pitchers. “We saw an opportunity here to acquire a young, hard-throwing, powerpitching, innings-eating type of starting pitcher, and we thought it was good value at a good term,” general manager Mike Rizzo said during a telephone conference call. Washington said the agreement is pending a physical. The deal is worth in the range of $9 million to $12 million. There are seven candidates for the Nationals’ starting rotation, a group that includes holdovers Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, John Lannan, Chien-Ming Wang and Ross Detwiler, along with Jackson and Gio Gonzalez, acquired from Oakland in December. But Strasburg missed most of last season following elbow-ligament surgery in September 2010, Wang returned last July after missing two years because of right shoulder surgery and is coming off a careerhigh 161 1-3 innings. “We felt that we had an innings shortage,” Rizzo said. “Out of the eight playoff teams last year, six of those eight teams had two

200-plus inning pitchers.” Still, Washington could trade a pitcher for a center fielder or leadoff hitter. A 28-year-old right-hander, Jackson was 12-9 with a 3.79 ERA last season for the Chicago White Sox and World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, who acquired him on July 27. He is 60-60 in a nine-season career that also included stints with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay and the Chicago White Sox. Control has been a problem throughout his career. He walked seven against Texas in a Game 4 loss at the World Series, the most in a Series outing in 14 years. His eight walks for Arizona at Tampa Bay on June 25, 2010, were one shy of the record for a no-hitter Still, he cut free passes from a career high of 88 in 2007 to 78 in 2010 and 62 last year. “His walks are trending in the right direction,” Rizzo said. Jackson had a .339 opponents batting average with no one on base and a .239 average with runners on base, an indication he was struggling out of the windup. “We’re going to make a few tweaks to his delivery,” Rizzo said. “Last year he was a different pitcher out of the windup than he was from the stretch.” Scott Boras, Jackson’s agent, originally was seeking a three-to-five-year deal. The Nationals got involved in talks about 10 days ago when the desired length dropped. “It made it much more palatable to us,” Rizzo said.

Report: Kotchman to join Indians BY TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer

CLEVELAND – After exploring other options and coming up empty this winter, the Cleveland Indians may have finally found their new first baseman: Casey Kotchman. The team agreed to terms Thursday night on a one-year, $3 million contract with Kotchman, a free agent, two people familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal is not expected to be announced until today. Kotchman can make an additional $1.75 million in performance bonuses, one of the persons said. Kotchman batted a careerbest .306 with 10 homers and 48 RBIs in a career-high 146 games for Tampa Bay last season. It was a breakout

year for the 28-year-old, who signed a minor league contract with the Rays last January. Kotchman was one of only three AL First basemen – Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera and Boston’s Adrian Gonzalez were the others – to finish in the top 10 in batting average and on-base percentage while appearing in at least 40 games at the position. Kotchman is expected to compete for the Indians’ starting job at first during training camp with Matt LaPorta and Russ Canzler, who signed with the club earlier this week. LaPorta has been a major disappointment for the Indians, who made finding a quality hitter at first one of their offseason priorities. The team couldn’t afford Prince Fielder, one of the gems of this year’s free agent class, and the Indians were rejected by Carlos Pena, who re-signed with the Rays.

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TV-RADIO-FYI Television BOXING 9 p.m. ESPN2 — Light heavyweights, Edison Miranda (35-6-0) vs. Isaac Chilemba (18-1-1), at Las Vegas GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Qatar Masters, second round, at Doha, Qatar (same-day tape) 3 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, Phoenix Open, second round, at Scottsdale, Ariz. MEN’S COLLEGE HOCKEY 6:30 p.m. NBCSP — Cornell at RPI NBA BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — New York at Boston 9:30 p.m. ESPN — L.A. Lakers at Denver

FYI High school basketball Fairfield at Attica, 6 p.m. Haven at Kingman, 6 p.m. Newton at Hutchinson, 6 p.m. Nickerson at Pratt, 6 p.m. Wichita Collegiate at Buhler, 6 p.m. Trinity Catholic at Moundridge, 6 p.m. Pretty Prairie at Central Christian, 6:30 p.m. High school wrestling Hutchinson at Rose Hill, 11 a.m. Buhler at Circle, 4 p.m.

BASEBALL MLB BASEBALL CALENDAR Jan. 31-Feb. 17 — Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, Fla. Feb. 12 — Voluntary reporting date for Oakland and Seattle pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 17 — Voluntary reporting date for other Oakland and Seattle players. Feb. 19 — Voluntary reporting date for other team’s pitchers, catchers and injured players. Feb. 24 — Voluntary reporting date for other team’s other players. Mandatory reporting date for Oakland and Seattle. March 2 — Mandatory reporting date for other teams. March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players. March 19 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. March 28-29 — Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. April 2 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2012 salary. April 4 — Opening day, St. Louis at Miami. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. May 9-10 or 16-17 — Owners’ meetings, New York. June 4 — Amateur draft. July 10 — All-Star game, Kansas City, Mo. July 13 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 22 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA — Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 2013 contracts to unsigned players. Dec. 3-6 — Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.


2-5, Watson 1-3), New York 4-16 (Fields 3-5, Douglas 1-3, Shumpert 0-1, Walker 0-1, Stoudemire 0-2, Anthony 0-4). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Chicago 47 (Noah, Boozer 9), New York 46 (Stoudemire 11). Assists— Chicago 22 (Rose 13), New York 20 (Shumpert 8). Total Fouls—Chicago 15, New York 23. Technicals—Chicago defensive three second 2, Chandler. A—19,763 (19,763).

SPURS 93, HORNETS 81 NEW ORLEANS (81) Ariza 2-10 0-0 5, Smith 2-11 2-2 6, Okafor 4-7 00 8, Vasquez 7-14 2-4 16, Summers 3-5 0-0 7, Aminu 1-2 2-2 4, Landry 8-12 1-2 17, Ayon 1-2 12 3, Belinelli 3-6 4-4 11, Johnson 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 33-74 12-16 81. SAN ANTONIO (93) Jefferson 3-7 0-0 7, Duncan 6-8 7-7 19, Blair 1-6 1-2 3, Parker 8-15 2-3 18, Neal 3-9 0-0 7, Leonard 1-1 0-0 2, Splitter 7-9 2-3 16, Green 2-6 6-7 11, Joseph 1-3 2-4 4, Bonner 2-10 1-1 6, Anderson 00 0-0 0. Totals 34-74 21-27 93. New Orleans 22 23 23 13 — 81 San Antonio 23 21 27 22 — 93 3-Point Goals—New Orleans 3-8 (Summers 11, Ariza 1-2, Belinelli 1-3, Johnson 0-1, Vasquez 0-1), San Antonio 4-19 (Jefferson 1-4, Neal 1-4, Green 1-5, Bonner 1-5, Parker 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—New Orleans 45 (Ayon 8), San Antonio 46 (Duncan 9). Assists—New Orleans 17 (Vasquez, Johnson 5), San Antonio 16 (Parker 7). Total Fouls—New Orleans 22, San Antonio 15. Technicals—New Orleans defensive three second, San Antonio defensive three second. A—18,082 (18,797).

NBA LEADERS THROUGH FEB. 1 Scoring G FG FT PTS Bryant, LAL 22 243 143 659 James, MIA 21 225 156 623 Durant, OKC 21 198 129 558 Love, MIN 22 178 159 556 Anthony, NYK 18 143 115 426 Rose, CHI 19 154 104 438 Aldridge, POR 22 201 94 497 Westbrook, OKC 21 175 96 459 19 169 71 410 Griffin, LAC Martin, HOU 20 144 82 419 Ellis, GOL 18 139 79 375 Jennings, MIL 21 162 56 432 D. Williams, NJN 22 154 98 452 Bosh, MIA 22 172 97 448 Howard, ORL 22 158 127 443 J. Johnson, ATL 22 156 65 421 Lee, GOL 18 140 54 334 Granger, IND 20 123 83 366 Irving, CLE 20 137 64 361 Gay, MEM 21 155 49 376 FG Percentage FG FGA Gortat, PHX 139 247 Howard, ORL 158 285 James, MIA 225 407 Okafor, NOR 90 163 Nash, PHX 115 209 Bynum, LAL 119 217 Hilario, DEN 92 172 Griffin, LAC 169 321 Lee, GOL 140 266 Hibbert, IND 126 240 Rebounds G OFFDEF TOT Howard, ORL 22 82 257 339 Love, MIN 22 91 209 300 Bynum, LAL 18 57 161 218 Varejao, CLE 20 93 136 229 Griffin, LAC 19 63 150 213 Cousins, SAC 20 87 134 221 Gasol, MEM 21 46 177 223 Humphries, NJN 21 82 138 220 Chandler, NYK 21 72 140 212 Gortat, PHX 21 49 163 212 Assists G AST Nash, PHX 19 189 Rondo, BOS 13 122 Paul, LAC 14 127 Rubio, MIN 22 192 D. Williams, NJN 22 186 Calderon, TOR 23 193 Lowry, HOU 20 159 Rose, CHI 19 147 Parker, SAN 23 176 Wall, WAS 22 159

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GRIZZLIES 96, HAWKS 77 MEMPHIS (96) Gay 9-18 3-5 21, Speights 1-5 0-0 2, Gasol 5-8 12 11, Conley 7-13 1-2 15, Allen 7-12 3-5 18, Cunningham 4-6 0-0 8, Mayo 7-13 3-3 18, Pondexter 1-5 0-0 2, Je.Pargo 0-1 1-2 1, Selby 01 0-0 0, Young 0-2 0-0 0, Davis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 41-85 12-19 96. ATLANTA (77) Williams 4-6 0-0 9, Smith 5-9 1-3 11, Pachulia 33 1-2 7, Teague 2-7 2-2 6, J.Johnson 4-10 0-0 10, Hinrich 1-4 0-0 3, McGrady 0-1 0-0 0, Collins 00 0-0 0, I.Johnson 4-11 2-2 10, Radmanovic 2-4 0-0 4, Green 4-11 0-0 9, Ja.Pargo 3-7 0-0 6, Stackhouse 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 33-75 6-9 77. Memphis 21 32 26 17 — 96 Atlanta 19 24 12 22 — 77 3-Point Goals—Memphis 2-7 (Allen 1-1, Mayo 1-2, Je.Pargo 0-1, Pondexter 0-1, Gay 0-2), Atlanta 5-15 (J.Johnson 2-4, Hinrich 1-2, Williams 1-2, Green 1-4, Radmanovic 0-1, Ja.Pargo 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Memphis 56 (Cunningham 12), Atlanta 40 (I.Johnson 9). Assists—Memphis 22 (Conley 6), Atlanta 23 (Ja.Pargo, McGrady, Teague 4). Total Fouls—Memphis 10, Atlanta 17. Technicals—I.Johnson. A—14,211 (18,729).

BULLS 105, KNICKS 102 CHICAGO (105) Boozer 7-12 2-2 16, Korver 4-7 5-5 16, Noah 5-7 0-0 10, Rose 12-26 6-9 32, Brewer 2-3 2-4 6, Gibson 1-4 1-2 3, Watson 5-9 1-1 12, Butler 2-5 34 7, Asik 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 39-74 21-29 105. NEW YORK (102) Anthony 10-26 6-6 26, Stoudemire 16-27 2-4 34, Chandler 4-5 1-2 9, Shumpert 5-9 0-0 10, Fields 7-10 0-1 17, Jeffries 0-4 0-0 0, Douglas 2-7 1-1 6, Balkman 0-1 0-0 0, Walker 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 4490 10-14 102. Chicago 29 26 22 28 — 105 New York 25 19 31 27 — 102 3-Point Goals—Chicago 6-13 (Korver 3-5, Rose

2-3 2-2 6, Barksdale 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-52 11-14 60. Halftime—Duke 38-28. 3-Point Goals—Duke 818 (Rivers 4-6, Kelly 2-4, Dawkins 1-1, Curry 14, Thornton 0-1, Cook 0-2), Virginia Tech 3-13 (Brown 1-1, Rankin 1-2, Green 1-3, Hudson 0-1, Finney-Smith 0-1, Eddie 0-5). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Duke 33 (Mas. Plumlee 6), Virginia Tech 29 (Davila, Green 7). Assists— Duke 12 (Rivers 5), Virginia Tech 5 (Davila 2). Total Fouls—Duke 17, Virginia Tech 16. Technical—Dawkins. A—9,847.

NO. 10 MURRAY ST. 81, SE MISSOURI 73 SE MISSOURI (12-10) Stone 5-9 3-6 13, Powell 5-9 2-4 12, Brister 7-12 3-7 17, Lu. Nutt 3-7 0-0 6, Smith 1-5 4-4 6, Johnson 0-0 0-0 0, Wilford 5-14 2-2 15, Porter 25 0-0 4, Lo. Nutt 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-61 14-23 73. MURRAY ST. (22-0) Daniel 0-2 2-2 2, Mushatt 2-4 1-2 5, Canaan 8-17 10-12 32, Poole 1-8 8-10 11, Long 5-11 2-2 13, Wilson 0-1 0-0 0, Jackson 1-3 4-6 6, Garrett 1-1 0-1 2, Aska 5-10 0-0 10. Totals 23-57 27-35 81. Halftime—SE Missouri 39-33. 3-Point Goals— SE Missouri 3-14 (Wilford 3-9, Stone 0-1, Smith 0-2, Lu. Nutt 0-2), Murray St. 8-21 (Canaan 611, Long 1-2, Poole 1-6, Jackson 0-1, Wilson 01). Fouled Out—Daniel, Smith, Wilford. Rebounds—SE Missouri 34 (Brister 8), Murray St. 43 (Aska 11). Assists—SE Missouri 9 (Lu. Nutt 3), Murray St. 11 (Canaan, Long, Poole 3). Total Fouls—SE Missouri 26, Murray St. 21. A—8,369.

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The NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 16 6 .727 Boston 11 10 .524 New York 8 14 .364 New Jersey 8 15 .348 Toronto 7 16 .304 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 16 6 .727 Atlanta 16 7 .696 Orlando 13 9 .591 Washington 4 18 .182 Charlotte 3 20 .130 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 19 6 .760 Indiana 15 6 .714 Milwaukee 10 11 .476 Cleveland 8 12 .400 Detroit 4 20 .167 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 15 9 .625 Dallas 14 9 .609 Memphis 12 10 .545 Houston 12 10 .545 New Orleans 4 19 .174 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 17 4 .810 Denver 14 7 .667 Utah 12 8 .600 Portland 13 9 .591 Minnesota 10 12 .455 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 13 6 .684 L.A. Lakers 13 9 .591 Phoenix 8 13 .381 Golden State 7 12 .368 Sacramento 6 15 .286 Wednesday’s Games Orlando 109, Washington 103 Philadelphia 98, Chicago 82 Boston 100, Toronto 64 New Jersey 99, Detroit 96 Oklahoma City 95, Dallas 86 Phoenix 120, New Orleans 103 Indiana 109, Minnesota 99 Milwaukee 105, Miami 97 San Antonio 99, Houston 91 Portland 112, Charlotte 68 L.A. Clippers 107, Utah 105 Thursday’s Games Memphis 96, Atlanta 77 Chicago 105, New York 102 San Antonio 93, New Orleans 81 Portland at Sacramento, late Utah at Golden State, late Denver at L.A. Clippers, late Friday’s Games Washington at Toronto, 6 p.m. Miami at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Orlando, 6 p.m. Minnesota at New Jersey, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 7 p.m. Memphis at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. New York at Boston, 7 p.m. Indiana at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 p.m.

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The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (63) 21-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) 22-1 1,550 3 3. Ohio St. 19-3 1,498 4 4. Missouri 19-2 1,363 2 5. North Carolina 18-3 1,331 7 6. Baylor 19-2 1,310 6 7. Duke 18-3 1,250 8 8. Kansas 17-4 1,178 5 9. Michigan St. 17-4 1,098 10 10. Murray St. 21-0 979 11 11. UNLV 20-3 936 12 12. Florida 17-4 861 14 13. Creighton 20-2 803 15 14. Georgetown 16-4 762 9 15. Marquette 18-4 682 17 16. Virginia 17-3 578 19 17. San Diego St. 18-3 566 13 18. Saint Mary’s (Cal) 21-2 472 21 19. Wisconsin 17-5 415 25 20. Indiana 17-5 395 16 21. Florida St. 14-6 375 23 22. Mississippi St. 17-5 329 18 23. Michigan 16-6 305 20 24. Gonzaga 17-3 141 — 25. Vanderbilt 16-5 102 — Others receiving votes: Harvard 69, Louisville 65, Kansas St. 40, West Virginia 12, Wichita St. 9, Nevada 6, Notre Dame 6, Southern Miss. 5, Iowa St. 3, Long Beach St. 3, Iona 2, UConn 2, Illinois 1.

USA TODAY/ESPN TOP 25 The top 25 teams in the USA Today-ESPN men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Kentucky (31) 21-1 775 1 2. Syracuse 22-1 730 4 3. Ohio State 19-3 726 3 4. Missouri 19-2 635 2 5. Duke 18-3 631 6 6. Baylor 19-2 622 7 6. North Carolina 18-3 622 8 8. Kansas 17-4 548 5 9. Murray State 21-0 511 9 10. Michigan State 17-4 456 11 11. Florida 17-4 445 13 12. Creighton 20-2 426 14 13. UNLV 20-3 399 15 14. Georgetown 16-4 355 10 15. Marquette 18-4 323 18 16. Saint Mary’s 21-2 284 20 17. San Diego State 18-3 264 12 18. Virginia 17-3 253 21 19. Mississippi State 17-5 193 16 20. Indiana 17-5 142 17 20. Wisconsin 17-5 142 25 22. Michigan 16-6 120 22 23. Harvard 18-2 116 23 24. Florida State 14-6 85 — 25. Louisville 17-5 68 25 Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 65, Vanderbilt 36, UConn 21, Nevada 18, Kansas State 15, Iowa State 9, Middle Tennessee 9, Wichita State 7, New Mexico 6, West Virginia 6, Southern Miss. 4, Long Beach State 3, California 2, Temple 2, Notre Dame 1.

TOP 25 SCHEDULE Saturday’s Games No. 1 Kentucky at South Carolina, 5 p.m. No. 2 Syracuse vs. St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, 11 a.m. No. 3 Ohio State at No. 19 Wisconsin, 1 p.m. No. 4 Missouri vs. No. 8 Kansas, 8 p.m. No. 5 North Carolina at Maryland, 3 p.m. No. 6 Baylor at Oklahoma State, 12:30 p.m. No. 10 Murray State at UT-Martin, 6 p.m. No. 11 UNLV at Wyoming, 3 p.m. No. 12 Florida vs. No. 25 Vanderbilt, Noon No. 13 Creighton at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. No. 14 Georgetown vs. South Florida, 10 a.m. No. 15 Marquette at Notre Dame, Noon No. 16 Virginia at No. 21 Florida State, Noon No. 17 San Diego State vs. TCU, 9 p.m. No. 20 Indiana at Purdue, 6 p.m. No. 22 Mississippi State vs. Auburn, 3 p.m. No. 24 Gonzaga at Pepperdine, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games No. 7 Duke vs. Miami, 2 p.m. No. 9 Michigan State vs. No. 23 Michigan, Noon

Top 25 men NO. 7 DUKE 75, VIRGINIA TECH 60 DUKE (19-3) Mas. Plumlee 4-10 2-2 10, Hairston 3-6 0-1 6, Rivers 7-11 0-0 18, Thornton 0-1 2-2 2, Dawkins 2-3 0-0 5, Cook 2-4 0-1 4, Mi. Plumlee 2-5 0-0 4, Curry 2-7 6-6 11, Kelly 5-10 3-4 15. Totals 27-57 13-16 75. VIRGINIA TECH (12-10) Davila 6-8 4-6 16, Finney-Smith 0-4 0-0 0, Rankin 3-6 1-2 8, Green 6-12 4-4 17, Eddie 3-10 0-0 6, Brown 1-6 0-0 3, Raines 2-3 0-0 4, Hudson

Conference Overall Kansas 8-1 18-4 7-2 20-2 Missouri Baylor 7-2 20-2 Iowa State 6-3 16-6 4-5 15-6 Kansas State Oklahoma State 4-5 11-11 Oklahoma 3-6 13-8 3-6 12-9 Texas A&M Texas 3-6 13-9 Texas Tech 0-9 7-14 Monday’s game Missouri 67, Texas 66 Tuesday’s games Oklahoma State 80, Texas Tech 63 Iowa State 72, Kansas State 70 Wednesday’s games Baylor 63, Texas A&M 60 Kansas 84, Oklahoma 62 Saturday’s games Baylor at Oklahoma State, 12:30 p.m. Texas A&M at Kansas State, 3 p.m. Iowa State at Oklahoma, 5 p.m. Texas Tech at Texas, 6 p.m. Kansas at Missouri, 8 p.m.

MVC men MVC STANDINGS Conference Overall Creighton 11-1 21-2 Wichita State 10-2 20-4 Drake 6-6 13-10 Illinois State 6-6 14-9 Missouri State 6-6 13-11 Evansville 6-6 11-11 Northern Iowa 5-7 15-9 5-7 14-9 Indiana State Southern Illinois 4-8 7-16 Bradley 1-11 6-18 Tuesday’s game Northern Iowa 58, Southern Illinois 49 Wednesday’s games Indiana State 61, Drake 54 Evansville 92, Bradley 62 Wichita State 74, Missouri State 67 Creighton 102, Illinois State 74 Saturday’s games Evansville at Southern Illinois, 2:05 p.m. Creighton at Northern Iowa, 4 p.m. Missouri State at Drake, 7:05 p.m. Bradley at Illinois State, 7:05 p.m. Indiana State at Wichita State, 9 p.m.

State college men STERLING 105, KANSAS WESLEYAN 83 KANSAS WESLEYAN (83) Brinker 2-10 5-5 9, Johnson 0-4 0-0 0, Borovetz 2-7 0-0 5, Briscoe 5-14 0-0 14, Workie 1-3 0-0 2, Weber 4-8 0-0 10, Dean 4-10 1-2 9, Carter 4-8 00 8, Smith 5-6 8-8 20, Schwerdtfeger 3-3 0-0 6. Totals 30-73 14-15 83. STERLING (105) Leake II 0-3 0-0 0, Alexander 4-6 1-1 10, Craig 1-2 0-1 2, Stutzman 10-20 4-4 33, Adesodun 2-3 22 7, Brazelton 4-6 7-11 15, Odomes 1-3 0-0 2, Brown 6-8 5-8 17, Swank 2-3 0-0 5, Anderson 24 0-0 4, Quillian 2-3 2-2 6, Minton 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 36-63 21-29 105. Halftime Score: Sterling 51-40. 3-Point Goals: KW 9-25 (Brinker 0-4, Borovetz 1-3, Briscoe 411, Workie 0-1, Weber 2-3, Smith 2-3); SC 12-25 (Leake II 0-2, Alexander 1-2, Stutzman 9-18, Adesodun 1-1, Swank 1-2). Rebounds: KW 33 (Dean 5); SC 42 (Brown 10). Assists: KW 14 (Johnson 4); SC 16 (Alexander 7). Total Fouls: KW 21; SC 16.

Junior college men JAYHAWK CONFERENCE STANDINGS Eastern Division Conference Overall Coffeyville 9-0 20-1 Cowley 6-3 16-6 Labette 5-4 15-6 Neosho County 5-4 11-10 Independence 5-4 10-11 Kansas City 4-5 16-5 Highland 4-5 10-10 Johnson County 4-5 9-12 Allen 2-7 8-13 Fort Scott 1-8 2-19 Western Division Conference Overall Seward County 6-2 18-4 Barton 6-2 20-2 Colby 6-2 18-4 Hutchinson 4-4 17-5 Garden City 4-4 16-6 Cloud County 4-4 14-8 Dodge City 3-5 15-7 Butler 2-6 8-14 Pratt 1-7 10-12 Wednesday’s games Coffeyville 95, Highland 79 Johnson County 75, Allen 65 Butler 87, Dodge City 77 Labette 85, Fort Scott 66 Cowley 68, Kansas City 55 Independence 72, Neosho County 60 Colby 110, Pratt 81 Barton 86, Cloud County 82 Hutchinson 80, Seward County 66 Saturday’s games Highland at Johnson County, 4 p.m. Fort Scott at Cowley, 7 p.m. Hutchinson at Dodge City, 7:30 p.m. Butler at Garden City, 7:30 p.m. Neosho County at Labette, 7:30 p.m. Colby at Cloud County, 8 p.m. Barton at Seward County, 8 p.m. Kansas City at Allen, 8 p.m. Coffeyville at Independence, 8 p.m.

College women AP TOP 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Jan. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25thplace vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) 21-0 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame 21-1 960 2 3. UConn 19-2 916 3 4. Stanford 18-1 882 4 5. Duke 17-2 834 5 6. Kentucky 20-2 808 6 7. Miami 19-3 738 10 8. Tennessee 16-5 693 7 9. Maryland 18-3 635 8 10. Green Bay 19-0 615 12 11. Ohio St. 20-2 614 9 12. Delaware 18-1 520 15 13. Rutgers 17-4 516 11 14. Louisville 17-4 501 16 15. Purdue 18-4 407 13 16. Nebraska 18-3 400 19 17. Georgetown 17-5 378 20 18. Texas A&M 14-5 352 14 19. Penn St. 16-5 221 18 20. Gonzaga 19-3 217 22 21. Georgia 16-6 154 17 22. BYU 20-3 136 23 23. North Carolina 16-5 94 25 24. Georgia Tech 16-6 79 — 25. Texas Tech 15-5 70 21 Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 61, DePaul 53, South Carolina 48, California 18, Kansas St. 13, Arkansas 12, Princeton 11, St. John’s 9, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Oklahoma 6, Kansas 5, San Diego St. 5, Fresno St. 4, UTEP 4, Vanderbilt 2, Michigan St. 1.

Top 25 women NO. 5 DUKE 75, WAKE FOREST 43 WAKE FOREST (12-10) Ray 3-7 0-0 6, Hamby 2-6 0-0 5, Wright 1-5 0-0 2, Thomas 2-6 2-5 6, Boykin 4-19 2-3 10, Hall 0-0 0-

0 0, Douglas 3-10 2-4 11, Johnson 0-4 0-0 0, Calicott 0-2 0-0 0, Garcia 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 16-64 6-12 43. DUKE (18-3) Jackson 3-8 5-5 11, Peters 8-13 0-0 18, Williams 7-12 2-4 16, Selby 2-7 0-2 6, Gray 4-9 3-5 12, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Scheer 2-6 0-0 4, Liston 3-10 00 6, Frush 0-0 2-2 2, Vernerey 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 29-66 12-19 75. Halftime—Duke 36-19. 3-Point Goals—Wake Forest 5-23 (Douglas 3-8, Hamby 1-2, Garcia 14, Ray 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Calicott 0-1, Boykin 06), Duke 5-13 (Peters 2-3, Selby 2-4, Gray 1-3, Scheer 0-1, Liston 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wake Forest 39 (Ray 12), Duke 54 (Jackson, Peters 11). Assists—Wake Forest 9 (Thomas 3), Duke 15 (Gray 4). Total Fouls— Wake Forest 17, Duke 15. A—4,160.

SOUTH CAROLINA 64, NO. 8 TENNESSEE 60 SOUTH CAROLINA (18-5) Stephens 1-2 1-1 3, Bruner 2-10 1-5 5, Walker 515 1-2 11, Grant 10-21 0-2 27, Sutton 5-12 2-2 12, White 0-1 0-0 0, Roy 0-2 0-0 0, Welch 3-3 0-2 6. Totals 26-66 5-14 64. TENNESSEE (16-6) Burdick 1-2 2-2 4, Stricklen 3-7 2-4 8, Johnson 611 1-1 13, Massengale 4-14 4-4 12, Simmons 2-8 0-0 4, Williams 3-3 1-1 7, Spani 3-9 1-3 8, Manning 2-3 0-0 4, Baugh 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 24-58 11-15 60. Halftime—South Carolina 29-28. 3-Point Goals—South Carolina 7-22 (Grant 7-12, Roy 01, White 0-1, Sutton 0-3, Walker 0-5), Tennessee 1-8 (Spani 1-1, Simmons 0-1, Stricklen 0-2, Massengale 0-4). Fouled Out—Johnson. Rebounds—South Carolina 36 (Welch 9), Tennessee 44 (Stricklen 10). Assists—South Carolina 12 (Walker 6), Tennessee 7 (Massengale 3). Total Fouls—South Carolina 15, Tennessee 12. A—15,021.

NO. 9 MARYLAND 86, BOSTON COLLEGE 44 BOSTON COLLEGE (5-17) Doherty 0-8 2-4 2, Caracciolo 2-5 6-6 10, Zenevitch 4-15 0-0 8, Holt 3-6 2-2 9, Shields 0-8 0-0 0, Fressle 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 0-4 0-0 0, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Ruffin 3-12 0-0 7, Lesko 1-3 0-0 2, Cooper 2-10 0-0 6. Totals 15-71 10-12 44. MARYLAND (19-3) Hawkins 3-6 0-0 6, Thomas 6-11 2-2 14, DeVaughn 2-4 0-0 4, Mincy 5-12 1-1 16, Barrett 1-4 0-0 2, Austin 1-3 4-4 7, Moseley 6-9 1-1 16, Townsend 1-4 0-0 2, Kizer 5-7 1-1 12, Rodgers 05 2-2 2, Bays 2-3 1-3 5. Totals 32-68 12-14 86. Halftime—Maryland 51-13. 3-Point Goals— Boston College 4-18 (Cooper 2-3, Holt 1-2, Ruffin 1-4, Brown 0-2, Doherty 0-2, Zenevitch 0-2, Shields 0-3), Maryland 10-18 (Mincy 5-7, Moseley 3-4, Kizer 1-1, Austin 1-1, Barrett 0-1, Rodgers 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Boston College 43 (Zenevitch 12), Maryland 50 (Hawkins 9). Assists—Boston College 12 (Holt 5), Maryland 21 (Moseley 5). Total Fouls— Boston College 15, Maryland 9. A—3,607.

NO. 12 DELAWARE 62, N.C.WILMINGTON 53 DELAWARE (19-1) Delle Donne 11-22 6-8 29, Parker 6-13 0-2 12, Richards 4-10 0-0 8, Lucas 2-10 3-4 7, Carra 0-3 1-2 1, Bailey 1-1 1-2 3, Miller 1-1 0-0 2, Buchanan 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-61 11-18 62. N.C.-WILMINGTON (13-8) Trice 4-11 1-2 10, Weaver 1-5 2-2 4, Mandic 0-1 0-0 0, Lee 3-14 0-0 8, Andrews 1-9 0-0 2, Gamby 2-3 0-0 5, Freeman 2-6 0-0 6, Garrett 4-6 2-2 10, McGowen 3-3 2-2 8. Totals 20-58 7-8 53. Halftime—Delaware 27-26. 3-Point Goals— Delaware 1-7 (Delle Donne 1-5, Carra 0-2), N.C.-Wilmington 6-21 (Freeman 2-2, Lee 2-10, Gamby 1-2, Trice 1-2, Andrews 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Delaware 45 (Delle Donne 14), N.C.-Wilmington 32 (Garrett 11). Assists—Delaware 13 (Delle Donne 4), N.C.Wilmington 15 (Andrews, Lee 4). Total Fouls—Delaware 7, N.C.-Wilmington 16. A— 1,253.

NO. 16 NEBRASKA 93, NO. 15 PURDUE 89, 3OT NEBRASKA (19-3) Moore 8-19 7-8 26, Sample 1-4 1-2 3, Burke 5-16 1-2 14, Cady 4-5 2-3 11, Hooper 10-19 2-3 27, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Laudermill 3-7 3-6 10, Jeffery 0-1 2-2 2, Simon 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-73 1826 93. PURDUE (18-5) Ostarello 5-11 1-1 11, Jones 1-1 0-0 2, Rayburn 4-16 6-8 14, Moses 3-10 2-2 8, Houser 4-15 4-4 15, Howard 6-13 0-0 13, Williams 1-5 0-0 2, Guyton 6-10 4-4 16, Poston 4-11 0-0 8. Totals 34-92 17-19 89. Halftime—Nebraska 34-27. End Of Regulation—Tied 59. End Of 1st Overtime— Tied 70. End Of 2nd Overtime—Tied 80. 3Point Goals—Nebraska 13-34 (Hooper 5-12, Burke 3-8, Moore 3-9, Cady 1-1, Laudermill 13, Jeffery 0-1), Purdue 4-18 (Houser 3-9, Howard 1-1, Poston 0-1, Moses 0-2, Rayburn 05). Fouled Out—Houser, Laudermill. Rebounds—Nebraska 53 (Cady 12), Purdue 50 (Guyton 13). Assists—Nebraska 16 (Cady 7), Purdue 19 (Rayburn 5). Total Fouls— Nebraska 19, Purdue 25. A—8,052.

NO. 19 PENN ST. 76, INDIANA 44 INDIANA (5-18) Newbauer 2-6 2-2 6, Andujar 0-0 1-2 1, Chaplin 4-11 0-2 8, Sinclair 3-11 2-2 8, McGhee 3-12 1-2 7, Goodwin 0-2 3-4 3, Rubene 0-2 0-0 0, Stauere 00 0-0 0, Ussery 1-5 0-0 2, Deloach 0-1 0-0 0, Taufa 3-8 3-6 9. Totals 16-58 12-20 44. PENN ST. (17-5) Gray 0-3 0-0 0, Bentley 1-9 3-4 5, Nickson 0-3 12 1, Lucas 8-18 4-4 24, Greene 7-12 3-7 17, East 4-7 1-1 9, Edwards 4-7 0-0 8, Studevent 5-6 0-0 10, Waldner 0-3 2-2 2. Totals 29-68 14-20 76. Halftime—Penn St. 42-23. 3-Point Goals— Indiana 0-6 (Ussery 0-1, Sinclair 0-5), Penn St. 4-7 (Lucas 4-7). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Indiana 43 (Chaplin 16), Penn St. 45 (East 9). Assists—Indiana 6 (Newbauer 2), Penn St. 16 (Bentley, Waldner 4). Total Fouls—Indiana 19, Penn St. 15. A—NA.

NO. 21 GEORGIA 70, MISSISSIPPI ST. 60 MISSISSIPPI ST. (13-9) Porter 4-12 4-4 12, Foster 0-0 0-0 0, Grant 5-10 3-3 14, Brown 2-4 1-3 5, Bett 1-4 0-2 2, Rector 01 0-0 0, Gaynor 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 6-16 0-0 14, Alwal 4-7 3-3 11, Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, James 0-0 0-0 0, May 1-1 0-1 2. Totals 23-56 11-16 60. GEORGIA (17-6) Miller 6-13 1-1 16, Armstrong 3-11 3-3 9, Mitchell 4-7 1-2 11, Hassell 6-12 4-6 16, Ford 311 2-4 8, Bennett 1-3 0-0 2, Donald 2-3 0-1 4, Willis 1-4 2-5 4, Crews 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-64 1322 70. Halftime—Georgia 36-26. 3-Point Goals— Mississippi St. 3-13 (Johnson 2-5, Grant 1-5, Robinson 0-1, Porter 0-2), Georgia 5-12 (Miller 3-6, Mitchell 2-2, Ford 0-1, Armstrong 0-1, Bennett 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Mississippi St. 38 (Alwal 8), Georgia 39 (Armstrong 8). Assists—Mississippi St. 12 (Johnson 5), Georgia 12 (Armstrong 5). Total Fouls—Mississippi St. 17, Georgia 17. A— 2,664.

NO. 24 GEORGIA TECH 75, NC STATE 68, OT NC STATE (14-9) Holston 2-6 0-3 4, Kastanek 8-16 3-3 21, Burke 16 0-0 2, Goodwin-Coleman 6-14 0-0 15, Tasler 04 1-2 1, Barrett 4-9 0-2 9, Donovan 4-5 0-0 9, Daniel 3-5 1-2 7, Evans 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 28-68 512 68. GEORGIA TECH (17-6) Hamilton-Carter 2-3 2-2 6, Marshall 2-8 2-2 6, Goodlett 9-19 3-4 21, Maye 1-4 7-8 9, Walthour 2-11 6-10 11, Bennett 1-4 4-6 6, Fogdemark 2-5 00 6, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Wallace 0-1 0-0 0, Regins 5-8 0-0 10, Gortnar 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-63 24-32 75. Halftime—NC State 36-31. End Of Regulation—Tied 61. 3-Point Goals—NC State 7-24 (Goodwin-Coleman 3-7, Kastanek 2-6, Donovan 1-2, Barrett 1-2, Holston 0-1, Burke 03, Tasler 0-3), Georgia Tech 3-14 (Fogdemark 2-5, Walthour 1-6, Wallace 0-1, Bennett 0-1, Maye 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—NC State 46 (Tasler 8), Georgia Tech 43 (Regins 11). Assists—NC State 15 (Goodwin-Coleman, Tasler 4), Georgia Tech 16 (Regins, Walthour 4). Total Fouls—NC State 23, Georgia Tech 16. A—837.

Big 12 women BIG 12 STANDINGS Conference Overall Baylor 9-0 22-0 Oklahoma 6-3 14-6 Texas A&M 6-3 15-5 Kansas State 6-3 15-6 Kansas 5-4 16-5 Oklahoma State 4-5 12-6 Texas 3-6 13-8 Texas Tech 3-6 15-6 Iowa State 3-6 12-8 Missouri 0-9 10-10 Tuesday’s game Oklahoma 74, Kansas 68, OT Wednesday’s games Kansas State 64, Texas 55 Baylor 71, Missouri 41 Iowa State 73, Oklahoma State 52 Texas A&M 67, Texas Tech 55 Saturday’s games Oklahoma State at Oklahoma, noon Texas at Iowa State, 1 p.m. Kansas at Texas A&M, 7 p.m. Baylor at Kansas State, 7 p.m.

Sunday’s game Missouri at Texas Tech, 1 p.m.

MVC women MVC STANDINGS Conference Overall Wichita State 8-2 14-7 Missouri State 6-3 13-6 Northern Iowa 6-3 13-7 Illinois State 6-3 11-9 Creighton 6-4 12-9 Drake 5-4 11-9 Indiana State 4-5 10-11 Bradley 2-7 11-10 Southern Illinois 2-7 6-14 Evansville 1-8 4-16 Thursday’s games Southern Illinois at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m. Evansville at Bradley, 7 p.m. Creighton 61, Wichita State 59 Missouri State at Illinois State, 7:05 p.m. Friday’s game Indiana State at Illinois State, 7:05 p.m. Saturday’s games Southern Illinois at Bradley, 2 p.m. Wichita State at Drake, 2:05 p.m. Missouri State at Creighton, 4:05 p.m. Evansville at Northern Iowa, 7 p.m.

CREIGHTON 61, WICHITA STATE 59 WICHITA STATE (59) Turner 4-9 0-0 8, Gordon 6-8 1-3 13, Sanchez 14 0-0 2, Diamond 0-3 0-0 0, Lankster 6-12 3-4 16, Jones 4-9 3-4 11, Henderson 1-2 2-2 5, Jacobs 01 0-0 0, Harden 1-4 2-2 4. Totals 23-52 11-15 59. CREIGHTON (61) Moore 2-6 0-0 4, Nelson 2-6 3-4 7, Fujan 2-5 0-0 4, Jensen 2-6 2-2 7, Tritz 4-9 7-7 15, Johnson 4-9 3-4 12, Corbin 0-0 1-2 1, Garrison 0-1 2-2 2, AkinOtiko 1-2 0-1 2, Kamphaus 3-11 1-2 7. Totals 2055 19-24 61. Halftime Score: Creighton 30-29. 3-Point Goals: WS 2-6 (Turner 0-1, Lankster 1-3, Henderson 1-2); CU 2-10 (Fujan 0-1, Jensen 12, Tritz 0-1, Johnson 1-5, Garrison 0-1). Rebounds: WS 22 (Gordon, Harden 4); CU 47 (Nelson 12). Assists: WS 14 (Three with 3); CU 10 (Moore, Tritz 3). Total Fouls: WS 20; CU 12.

State college women STERLING 75, KANSAS WESLEYAN 65 KANSAS WESLEYAN (65) Santee 1-8 1-4 3, Frost 2-8 0-0 4, Cassity 4-9 3-6 11, Ebert 1-3 0-0 2, Pihl 1-8 2-2 4, Babcock 3-5 22 9, Kresin 5-10 3-4 16, Smith 6-13 4-6 16, Jeffery 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 23-69 15-24 65. STERLING (75) Faul 0-1 0-0 0, Penner 0-1 0-0 0, Curtis 3-6 2-2 8, Hilst 1-7 0-0 2, Spleiss 3-10 0-0 8, Eilert 6-10 4-4 16, Chambers 0-2 0-0 0, Patrick 9-21 3-3 22, Dauer 7-8 5-7 19. Totals 29-66 14-16 75. Halftime Score: KW 28-23. 3-Point Goals: KW 4-20 (Santee 0-1, Frost 0-1, Cassity 0-2, Ebert 01, Pihl 0-4, Babcock 1-3, Kresin 3-5, Smith 0-1, Jeffery 0-2); SC 3-9 (Curtis 0-1, Spleiss 2-3, Patrick 1-5). Rebounds: KW 45 (Smith 10); SC 43 (Dauer 8). Assists: KW 7 (Santee 5); SC 11 (Eilert 4). Total Fouls: KW 16; SC 16.

Junior college women JAYHAWK CONFERENCE STANDINGS Eastern Division Conference Overall Johnson County 9-0 20-1 Highland 8-1 20-1 Independence 7-2 17-3 Cowley 6-3 15-6 Coffeyville 4-5 10-11 Kansas City 3-6 12-9 Fort Scott 2-7 7-13 Labette 2-7 7-14 Allen 2-7 7-14 Neosho County 2-7 3-18 Western Division Conference Overall Hutchinson 8-0 21-0 Seward County 7-1 18-3 Garden City 5-3 13-9 Cloud County 5-3 14-7 Barton 3-5 13-9 Butler 3-5 14-8 Colby 3-5 7-15 Pratt 2-6 12-10 Dodge City 0-8 8-14 Wednesday’s games Highland 71, Coffeyville 66 Johnson County 64, Allen 36 Butler 69, Dodge City 37 Fort Scott 73, Labette 70 Cowley 92, Kansas City 39 Independence 65, Neosho County 55 Colby 61, Pratt 55 Cloud County 61, Barton 57 Hutchinson 80, Seward County 53 Saturday’s games Highland at Johnson County, 2 p.m. Fort Scott at Cowley, 5 p.m. Hutchinson at Dodge City, 5:30 p.m. Butler at Garden City, 5:30 p.m. Neosho County at Labette, 5:30 p.m. Colby at Cloud County, 6 p.m. Barton at Seward County, 6 p.m. Kansas City at Allen, 6 p.m. Coffeyville at Independence, 6 p.m. REGION 6 STANDINGS Division I (note: Jayhawk West standings are identical to Region 6 West standings) Men’s Eastern Coffeyville 7-0; Cowley 5-2; Kansas City 4-3; Independence 4-3; Neosho County 3-4; Labette 3-4; Fort Scott 1-6; Allen 1-6 Women’s Eastern Independence 7-0; Cowley 6-1; Coffeyville 4-3; Kansas City 3-4; Labette 2-5; Neosho County 2-5; Allen 2-5; Fort Scott 2-5

High school boys BUHLER 54, ANDALE 40 BUHLER (54) Felty 2, Torgerson 5, JP Lohrentz 29, Brandon Givens 14, Kuhn 2, Kiehler 2. ANDALE (40) Knoblauch 6, Seiler 6, Kihle 9, Meierhoff 3, Andrew Bergkamp 10, Carney 1, Bogner 3, Deaver 2. Buhler 15 11 17 11 - 54 Andale 7 11 12 10 - 40 3 point goals: B 6 (Lohrentz 3, Givens 3); A 5 (Knoblauch, Seiler 2, Kihle, Meierhoff)

KANSAS BASKETBALL COACHES ASSOCIATION RANKINGS Boys Class 6A 1. Wichita Heights; 2. BV North; 3. BV Northwest; 4. Olathe Northwest; 5. Leavenworth; 6. Olathe East; 7. Topeka; 8. BV West; 9. Olathe South; 10. Derby. Class 5A 1. Andover Central; 2. Lansing; 3. Emporia; 4. Highland Park; 5. St. Thomas Aquinas; 6. Goddard-Eisenhower; 7. Bishop Miege; 8. Kapaun Mount Carmel; 9. Salina Central; 10. Mill Valley Class 4A 1. Ottawa; 2. Pratt; 3. Abilene; 4. Parsons; 5. Andale; 6. McPherson; 7. Holton; 8. BasehorLinwood; 9. KC Sumner; 10. Topeka Hayden Class 3A 1. Scott City; 2. Atchison County; 3. Moundridge; 4. Nemaha Valley; 5. Hoisington; 6. Rock Creek; 7. Osage City; 8. Sedgwick; 9. Central Heights; 10. Hillsboro Class 2A 1. Meade; 2. Sterling; 3. Plainville; 4. Berean Academy; 5. Belleville; 6. Medicine Lodge; 7. Lyndon; 8. Jefferson County North; 9. Oxford; 10. Lebo. Class 1A Division 1 1. Ashland; 2. Downs; 3. Hanover; 4. South Haven; 5. Waverly; 6. South Gray; 7. Macksville; 8. Sylvan-Lucas; 9. South Central; 10. White City Class 1A Division 2 1. Trubine; 2. Hope; 3. Wilson; 4. Healy; 5. Frankfort; 6. Baileyville B&B; 7. Otis-Bison; 8. Fowler; 9. Crest; 10. Moscow Girls Class 6A 1. Wichita Heights; 2. Olathe South; 3. Maize; 4. Olathe Northwest; 5. Manhattan; 6. Olathe East; 7. BV North; 8. Gardner-Edgerton; 9. Lawrence Free State; 10. Hutchinson. Class 5A 1. Salina Central; 2. Blue Valley; 3. Andover; 4. Kapaun Mount Carmel; 5. Bishop Carroll; 6. Topeka Seaman; 7. Mill Valley; 8. Hays; 9. Highland Park; 10. Newton Class 4A 1. Holton; 2. McPherson; 3. Bonner Springs; 4. Pratt; 5. Ottawa; 6. Wellington; 7. Pittsburg; 8. Andale; 9. Haven; 10. Girard Class 3A 1. Riley County; 2. Hillsboro; 3. Southwestern Heights; 4. Cimarron; 5. Atchison County; 6. Burlington; 7. Garden Plain; 8. Frontenac; 9. Remington; 10. Silver Lake Class 2A 1. Washington County; 2. Olpe; 3. Smith Center; 4. Berean Academy; 5. Jefferson County North; 6. Northern Heights; 7. Oswego; 8. Lincoln; 9. Sterling; 10. Pratt Skyline Class 1A Division 1 1. St. John; 2. Hoxie; 3. Waverly; 4. Thunder Ridge; 5. Spearville; 6. South Central; 7. Deerfield; 8. Dexter/Cedar Valey; 9. Pike Valley; 10. Centralia Class 1A Division 2

1. Ingalls; 2. Wilson; 3. Wetmore; 4. Central Christian; 5. Norwich; 6. Hope; 7. Frankfort; 8. Tribune; 9. Argonia; 10. Baileyville B&B

Jarkko Nieminen (8), Finland, def. Paul-Henri Mathieu, France, 7-6 (4), 6-1.


Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5 At Indianapolis New York Giants vs. New England Patriots, 5:20 p.m.

Zagreb, Croatia Singles Second Round Marcos Baghdatis (6), Cyprus, def. Lukasz Kubot, Poland, 6-4, 6-2. Mikhail Youzhny (3), Russia, def. Grega Zemlja, Slovenia, 6-1, 6-3. Lukas Lacko, Slovakia, def. Alex Bogomolov Jr. (2), Russia, 6-0, 6-7 (1), 6-1. Ivan Dodig (4), Croatia, def. Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Spain, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4. Ivo Karlovic (8), Croatia, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 6-3, 6-2.





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Scottsdale, Ariz. Partial First Round Ryan Palmer 32-32 Webb Simpson 33-32 35-31 Derek Lamely Jarrod Lyle 35-31 Kevin Na 32-34 31-35 Harrison Frazar Chez Reavie 32-34 Kris Blanks 34-33 34-33 James Driscoll Trevor Immelman 35-32 Rod Pampling 34-33 Sunghoon Kang 34-33 Jeff Overton 34-33 Billy Mayfair 35-33 Chris Stroud 32-36 Josh Teater 36-32 Dustin Johnson 35-33 Phil Mickelson 35-33 Keegan Bradley 33-35 Justin Leonard 32-36 Scott Piercy 35-33 Greg Chalmers 34-34 Blake Adams 35-34 Brandt Jobe 37-32 Ken Duke 34-35 Kyle Stanley 36-33 Cameron Beckman 34-35 Charles Howell III 33-36 Rickie Fowler 36-33 Matt Kuchar 35-34 D.A. Points 36-33 Tommy Biershenk 37-32 David Hearn 34-35 John Merrick 34-35 Cameron Tringale 34-35 Pat Perez 33-36 Jeff Quinney 32-37 Bill Haas 34-35 Chris Couch 35-35 Nick O’Hern 35-35 Matt Bettencourt 38-32 Bryce Molder 34-36 Carl Pettersson 33-37 Charlie Wi 34-36 35-35 Marc Leishman Harris English 36-34 Kevin Stadler 32-38 34-36 John Rollins Jeff Maggert 34-36 Graham DeLaet 33-38 Jimmy Walker 35-36 Brian Gay 37-34 Robert Garrigus 36-35 Kevin Sutherland 37-34 George McNeill 36-35 Ricky Barnes 35-36 J.B. Holmes 37-34 Robert Allenby 35-36 Joe Ogilvie 34-38 Ryuji Imada 37-35 Bud Cauley 34-38 Martin Laird 35-37 Chris Kirk 37-35 Scott Stallings 35-37 Chad Collins 37-35 Ryan Moore 34-38 Jason Kokrak 32-40 D.J. Trahan 36-36 Aaron Baddeley 37-35 Troy Matteson 34-39 Y.E. Yang 34-39 Tim Herron 37-36 Bobby Gates 34-39 Brendon Todd 36-37 Kevin Chappell 36-37 Brendon de Jonge 36-38 Danny Lee 36-38 Sean O’Hair 38-36 Jason Bohn 34-40 David Mathis 39-35 J.J. Henry 35-40 Brian Davis 38-37 Arjun Atwal 38-37 Jerry Kelly 41-34 Vijay Singh 37-39 Andres Romero 36-40 Aaron Watkins 38-38 Tommy Gainey 37-40 Paul Goydos 37-43

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HOCKEY The NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 49 32 12 5 69 136 100 Philadelphia 50 30 14 6 66 167 145 Pittsburgh 51 29 18 4 62 157 132 New Jersey 50 28 19 3 59 138 142 N.Y. Islanders 49 20 22 7 47 120 145 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 49 32 15 2 66 175 108 Ottawa 53 27 20 6 60 160 164 Toronto 51 26 19 6 58 156 152 Buffalo 51 21 24 6 48 122 151 Montreal 51 19 23 9 47 134 142 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 49 23 15 11 57 126 138 Washington 50 26 20 4 56 141 145 Winnipeg 52 24 22 6 54 128 145 Tampa Bay 50 22 23 5 49 141 170 Carolina 53 19 25 9 47 135 164 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 51 34 16 1 69 163 118 Nashville 52 31 17 4 66 146 135 St. Louis 49 29 13 7 65 124 102 Chicago 51 29 15 7 65 164 147 Columbus 51 13 32 6 32 117 172 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 50 31 15 4 66 161 124 Minnesota 50 24 19 7 55 119 131 Colorado 52 26 24 2 54 133 147 Calgary 51 23 22 6 52 121 140 Edmonton 50 19 26 5 43 125 144 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 48 28 14 6 62 137 110 Los Angeles 51 25 16 10 60 114 113 Dallas 49 26 21 2 54 132 138 Phoenix 51 22 21 8 52 131 138 Anaheim 50 19 24 7 45 130 151 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Wednesday’s Games N.Y. Rangers 1, Buffalo 0, SO Toronto 1, Pittsburgh 0 Florida 4, Washington 2 Dallas 6, Anaheim 2 Los Angeles 3, Columbus 2 Thursday’s Games Carolina 3, Boston 0 New Jersey 5, Montreal 3 Philadelphia 4, Nashville 1 Winnipeg 2, Tampa Bay 1, OT Minnesota at Colorado, late Chicago at Edmonton, late Detroit at Vancouver, late Dallas at San Jose, late Friday’s Games N.Y. Islanders at Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Florida, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Chicago at Calgary, 8 p.m. Columbus at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

TENNIS The ATP VTR OPEN Vina del Mar, Chile Singles Second Round Federico Delbonis, Argentina, def. Thomaz Bellucci (3), Brazil, 6-2, 7-5. Carlos Berlocq (7), Argentina, def. Diego Junqueira, Argentina, 6-1, 6-0. Joao Souza, Brazil, def. Fernando Gonzalez, Chile, 6-3, 7-6 (6). Juan Chela (2), Argentina, def. Horacio Zeballos, Argentina, 6-4, 7-6 (2).

SUD DE FRANCE Montpellier, France Singles Second Round Nicolas Mahut, France, def. Florian Mayer (6), Germany, 7-6 (3), 6-3. Tomas Berdych (1), Czech Republic, def. Florent Serra, France, 6-0, 6-2. Gael Monfils (3), France, def. Michael Russell, United States, 6-3, 6-3.

106 – Maynard, Hutch, pinned Irwin, SS, 0:16, first; 113 – Vieyra, SS, by default; 120 – Endreshak, SS, pinned Brown, Hutch, first; 126 – Te. Wise, Hutch, maj. dec. Jost, SS, 20-5, third; 132 – Goetz, Hutch, pinned Albers, SS, 1:28, second; 138 – Ti.Wise, Hutch, pinned McNabb, SS, 0:20, third; 145 – Pina, Hutch, dec. C. Hoover, SS, 12-11, third; 152 – Luna, Hutch, dec. Kerns, SS, 7-0, third; 160 – McGaha, SS, dec. Page, Hutch, 11-9, 1 OT; 170 – Shirk, SS, maj. dec. D. Hoover, Hutch, 18-4, second; 182 – Munch, SS, pinned Starks, Hutch, 0:36, second; 195 – O’Donnell, SS, dec. Luce, Hutch, 13-5, third; 220 – Plummer, Hutch, dec. Parker, SS, 9-4, third; HWT – Flemming, SS, pinned Barton, Hutch, 0:43, first.

ARK CITY 47, MCPHERSON 27 106: Suann Buster, McPherson wins by default 113: Benito Rodriguez, Ark City wins by default 120: Tim Prescott, McPherson dec. Dalton Dietrich 11-4 126: Colby Watters, Ark City pinned Kaden Kretzer 1:13 132: Cody Eastman, Ark City t-fall Troy Crane 16-0 138: Wyatt Villers, Ark City pinned Jose Gloria 1:04 145: Michael Helms, Ark City pinned Ethan Fowler 1:59 152: Tyler McMichael, Ark City pinned Todd Graber 160: Trey Dice, Ark City pinned Jordan Sponsel 1:35 170: Lucas Hockenbury, Ark City pinned Travis Steenson 1:31 182: Dalton Clark, McPherson dec. Dylan Cox 10-7 195: Taylor Krier, McPherson pinned Alberto Dorantes 1:50 220: Andrew Archer, McPherson dec. Matt McGrew 10-4 285: Zach Lanning, McPherson def. Zach Noah, injury

ETC. Transactions BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES—Agreed to terms with LHP Casey Fossum on a minor league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS—Agreed to terms with LHP Rafael Perez on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS—Agreed to terms with LHP Brandon Sisk on a minor league contract. National League ATLANTA BRAVES—Agreed to terms with LHP Sean Gilmartin, LHP Dusty Hughes, RHP Peter Moylan, RHP Zeke Spruill, C Christian Bethancourt, C Evan Gattis, C Matt Kennelly, INF Andrelton Simmons, INF Joe Terdoslavich, OF Todd Cunningham and OF Stefan Gartrell on minor league contracts. COLORADO ROCKIES—Agreed to terms with RHP Chad Bettis, INF Nolan Arenado, OF Andrew Brown, C Wilkin Castillo, RHP Stephen Dodson, INF Brendan Harris, OF Kent Matthes, C Lars Davis, RHP Mike Ekstrom, INF Ben Paulsen, OF Tim Wheeler, C Matt McBride, RHP Joe Gardner, INF Chad Tracy, C Wil Nieves, RHP Dustin Molleken, INF Brandon Wood, RHP Rob Scahill and RHP Josh Sullivan on minor league contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS—Announced INF Angel Sanchez and RHP Henry Villar cleared waivers and were assigned outright to Oklahoma City (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS—Agreed to terms with RHP Edwin Jackson on one-year contract. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS—Signed C Todd Jennings and RHP Kevin Fuqua. WICHITA WINGNUTS—Signed RHP Matt Nevarez and RHP Alex Kaminsky. WINNIPEG GOLDEYES—Signed INF Steve Singleton. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS—Signed OF Kraig Binick. Can-Am League NEW JERSEY JACKALS—Released INF Mike DeJesus. Signed OF Bryan Sabatella. QUEBEC CAPITALES—Traded OF Mitch Delaney to London (FL) for a player to be named. ROCKLAND BOULDERS—Signed RHP Adrian Martin. Frontier League LONDON RIPPERS—Signed 1B Joash Brodin to a contract extension. WINDY CITY THUNDERBOLTS—Signed RHP Guido Fonseca, SS Tyler Keeble, C Larry Pempek, LHP Michael Scudero and LHP Shane Zegarac to contract extensions. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association ORLANDO MAGIC—Signed G Ish Smith. Women's National Basketball Association MINNESOTA LYNX—Signed G Alexis Hornbuckle and traded her to Phoenix for a 2013 second-round draft pick. FOOTBALL National Football League BALTIMORE RAVENS—Named Don Martindale linebackers coach. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS—Named Greg Manusky defensive coordinator. OAKLAND RAIDERS—Named Frank Pollack offensive line coach, Steve Wisniewski assistant offensive line coach, Justin Griffith offensive quality control coach, Eric Sanders defensive quality control coach, Kelly Skipper running backs coach, Al Miller strength and conditioning coach and John Greico assistant strength and conditioning coach. Canadian Football League WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS—Signed vice president of football operations and general manager Joe Mack to a contract extension through the 2014 season. Re-signed QB Buck Pierce. Arena Football League SAN JOSE SABERCATS—Signed DB Kelvin Rodgers. HOCKEY National Hockey League BUFFALO SABRES—Sent D Brayden McNabb to Rochester (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS—Activated C Jeff Carter from injured reserve. Placed D Nikita Nikitin on injured reserve, retroactive to Jan. 21. SAN JOSE SHARKS—Recalled G Tyson Sexsmith from Worcester (AHL). WASHINGTON CAPITALS—Acquired D Kevin Marshall from Philadelphia for RW Matt Ford. Acquired C Mike Carman from Colorado for D Danny Richmond. Assigned Marshall, Carman and F Cody Eakin to Hershey (AHL). SOCCER Major League Soccer D.C. UNITED—Signed F Hamdi Salihi as a designated player. NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION—Acquired F Jose Moreno on loan from Once Caldas (Colombia). SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES—Signed MF Tressor Moreno. VANCOUVER WHITECAPS—Agreed to terms with F Camilo Sanvezzo. COLLEGE BUFFALO—Named Lou Tepper defensive coordinator. CHOWAN—Announced the addition of women's lacrosse, beginning the 2012-13 academic year. FLAGLER—Named Brian Heffernan women's volleyball coach. JACKSONVILLE STATE—Named Ed Lett associate athletic director for external affairs. MINNESOTA—Announced the retirement of athletics director Joel Maturi, effective June, 2012. MONTANA STATE—Named Demo Odems running backs coach. WEST VIRGINIA—Announced the resignation of defensive assistant coach Mike Smith.

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Angelo Dundee was an ambassador for boxing BY TIM DAHLBERG AP Boxing Writer

He saved a young Cassius Clay when he was in trouble in England, convinced Sugar Ray Leonard that he could somehow overcome the fearsome Tommy Hearns. Angelo Dundee worked thousands of corners, and had just as many stories about fighters and the games they played in the ring. The best work of his life, though, may have been selling a sport that was often tough to sell. “He spread good will for a sport that often doesn’t have a lot of good will,” said retired AP boxing writer Ed Schuyler Jr. “What he did to promote boxing is his greatest contribution to the sport.” Dundee, who died Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., at the age of 90, was a master motivator who shared the world stage with the greatest fighters of his time. But it was his 53-year relationship with The Greatest and the way they shocked the world together that will always be his legacy. Muhammad Ali didn’t need anyone to tell him how to box. He came by it so naturally that there wasn’t much Dundee was going to teach him in the ring to help him become a legendary fighter. What he needed was someone in his corner shouting motivation, someone in his corner who always had his back. Someone like Angelo Dundee. “There was a time you couldn’t tell Ali anything, but Angelo knew how to motivate Ali,” promoter Bob Arum said. “Without Angelo, Ali doesn’t get out of the ”Thrilla in Manila.“ Without Angelo I think Joe Frazier destroys him. He needed someone like that in his corner.” So did Leonard, who was taking a beating in his epic first fight with Hearns in 1981. His face was swollen by the thunderous right hands landed by Hearns and he seemed baffled when Hearns began boxing him from the outside instead of trying to slug it out as he had in the early rounds. After the end of the 12th round, Leonard came back to his corner, exhausted. “You’re blowing it, son!” Dundee yelled at him. “You’re blowing it!”

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Trainer Angelo Dundee gives Sugar Ray Leonard advice between rounds during the middleweight championship fight against Marvin Hagler at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on April 6, 1987. Leonard would rally in the 13th round before finally stopping Hearns in the 14th round of a fight he was trailing on all three ringside scorecards. It was a masterful performance by a great fighter, but without Dundee in his face many believe Leonard would have come up short. “He really knew how to motivate a guy,” Arum said. “He was a good trainer, but he was a great, great cornerman. He was the greatest cornerman I’ve ever seen.” It wasn’t all just motivation, though. Dundee wasn’t above resorting to a few tricks in the ring if that was what it took to help his guy win. British fight fans still talk about the night at London’s Wembley Stadium in June 1963 when their great hope, Henry Cooper, floored Ali – who had yet to change his name from Clay – in the final seconds of the fourth round with a devastating left hook. Dundee managed to get his fighter to the corner when the bell rang, but Ali still didn’t know where he was. Thinking fast, Dundee pointed out a small split in Ali’s glove to the referee, sending British boxing officials in

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World heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali looks on as his hands are taped by trainer Angelo Dundee before sparring with Jimmy Ellis during a training session at the Territorial Army Centre in White City, London, England, on May 10, 1966. Dundee helped groom Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard into world champions.

search of new gloves and gaining enough time for Ali to recover and stop Cooper in the next round. Cooper would later become one of Dundee’s good friends. Of course, Dundee had many good friends. “The guy didn’t have an enemy in the world,” said matchmaker Bruce Trampler, who went to work for Dundee in Miami in 1971. “He was everyone’s best friend.” Dundee traveled the world with Ali, and in the racially charged ‘60s was often the only white face in an otherwise black entourage. Ali felt secure with him in his corner, though he didn’t often take his advice. He may have changed the course of boxing history in Ali’s first fight against Sonny Liston in 1964 when he refused Ali’s demands after the fourth round to cut off his boxing gloves and let him quit because something on Liston’s gloves was causing his eyes to burn terribly. He calmed down a frantic Ali, who came back to stop Liston at the end of the sixth round and become heavyweight champion for the first time. Dundee, though, couldn’t

claim credit for Ali’s greatest strategic move in the ring, when he used the “rope-adope” to stop George Foreman in the “Rumble in the Jungle.” Though popular lore was that Dundee had the ring ropes loosened so Ali could lay against them and make Foreman tire himself out, Dundee had actually gotten the ropes tightened just before the fight began and was screaming at Ali to get off the ropes as Foreman unloaded punch after punch before finally running out of gas. Dundee was still in relatively good health when he traveled with his son, Jimmy, to Louisville, Ky., last month for Ali’s 70th birthday party. The aging fighter and his elderly trainer talked and posed for pictures, and Dundee reminisced about the past. “I’ve had a lot of great fighters and a lot of great times,” Dundee said then. “But the greatest time of my life was with Muhammad Ali.” Jimmy Dundee said the visit meant everything to his father, who was hospitalized with a blood clot shortly after returning home. He was later released and seemed to be recovering before having trouble breathing. He died surrounded by his children and grandchildren, a peaceful end to a life well lived. “He had a ball. He lived his life and he had a good time,” Jimmy Dundee said. “I’m so glad we went. It meant so much for him to see Muhammad again.” Dundee will be forever linked to Ali, and his death – which followed by just a few months the passing of Fra-

zier – erases another link to an era long gone. Though Dundee will be remembered as Ali’s trainer and cornerman, his son said he would also like him to be known as something else: In the often brutal and cutthroat world of boxing, he stood out as an ex-

traordinary ambassador for the sport. Anyone who met him was his friend, whether they were in his corner or across the ring. To those who wondered why, Dundee always had the same reply: “It doesn’t cost anything more to be nice.”




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To chase a shadow

‘Woman in Black’ an heir to tradition

BY JAKE COYLE AP Entertainment Writer

he Woman in Black” very nearly suffocates under the mounting weight of its gothic kitsch – an abandoned house, child ghosts, spooky dolls, oh my! – but nevertheless summons ornately crafted, old-fashioned suspense. This is the second film for British director James Watkins, whose previous “Eden Lake” gathered an intriguing story about class out of a confrontation in the woods between a vacationing couple (Michael Fassbender and Kelly Reilly) and a violent gang of youths. Watkins prefers the term “thriller” to “horror,” and by these two films, it’s obvious he’s interested in using fright for more than just shock and something


Building a life after ‘Potter’ BY ALICIA QUARLES AP Entertainment Writer

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DID YOU KNOW? The movie is adapted from Susan Hill’s 1983 novel. SHOWTIMES: Friday, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:50 p.m.; Saturday: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 and 9:50 p.m.; and Sunday: 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., at Mall 8 Hutchinson Theatre

Images from “The Woman in Black,” starring Daniel Radcliffe, courtesy of CBS Films.

NEW YORK – Daniel Radcliffe had to decide what his first starring film role would be after the “Harry Potter” franchise ended in 2011, and he didn’t make that decision lightly. Despite demonstrating his acting range by starring in

“Equus” and “How to Succeed in Business” on Broadway, the pressure was on for Radcliffe to prove he could play more than Potter on the big screen. He chose “The Woman in Black,” a dark thriller about a recently widowed father who is haunted by his wife’s



Russian classics demand greatness Another ‘bad boy’ of classical music BY RYAN CHRISTNER The Hutchinson News

In its next performance, the Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the talents of three classical composers, as well as a young, local up-and-comer. As the name of the concert – “Celebrating from Hutchinson to Russia” – implies, the evening will be a


tribute to renowned Russian composers Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky and Dmitri Kabalevsky. In keeping with tradition, the symphony will host Dane Moeckel, who took first place in the advanced division of the Anderson Piano Concerto auditions, which were held in December. Moeckel, a junior homeschooled student from

Plevna, will perform Kabalevsky’s “Youth Concerto No. 3.” Since the age of 6, Moeckel has studied music under Mora Lee Weber of Hutchinson. Although the two have not yet met face-to-face, conductor Richard Koshgarian said Moeckel is “a very talented young man” whose appearance with the symphony




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they accomplished. This probably isn’t the Some years ago, I read an best title for this article, article by someone whose coming from the conductor name escapes me now who of Hutchinson’s symphony talked about the “canonizaand one who has dedicated tion of the literature.” He his adult life to the perwas talking about the clasformance and promotion of sical music literature. this literature. In my opinRichard Koshgarian When we think of canonion however, it’s important ization, we immediately think of saints and to portray historical figures accurately, so forth, unseen heavenly beings worthy of whether they are politicians, artists, scienour admiration, adoration and reverence. tists or business leaders. It doesn’t in any way diminish their contribution and often See COLUMN / C8 sheds light on the how and why of what

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THEATER Through the Wardrobe – 1 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Hills Middle School, 3200 Lucille Hutchinson. This event is for young people ages 4-10 and their parents. It will be an opportunity for the young people to meet the characters that will be performing “Narnia” later in the month. Harlem Globetrotters – 7 p.m. tonight at Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita. Tickets are $89, $59, $44, $34, $24, $21. “Narnia (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe)” – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16-18 and 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at Memorial Hall, 101 S. Walnut St., Hutchinson. On two hundred cast members will present C.S. Lewis’ classic story of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe in Family Children’s Theatre’s annual major musical.

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“Bridesmaids” will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave., Hutchinson. Tickets may be purchased at the thea ter 30 minutes before showtime for $5, get one free. Purchase a season pass for $40 and you get one free. Calendar listings are free. Send information two weeks before the publication date to The Hutchinson News, P.O. Box 190, Hutchinson, KS 67504-0190. Include a short description of your arts-related event, ticket information and a phone number where you can be reached.



Bill Cosby – 8 p.m. Feb. 25, at United Wireless Arena, U.S. Highway 50 next to Boot Hill Casino, Dodge City.


“Bridesmaids” – 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave., Hutchinson. Tickets may be purchased at the theatre 30 minutes before showtime for $5, get one free. Purchase a season pass for $40 and get one free. “Pride of the Yankees” – 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Pretty Prairie Civic Theater, 105 W. Main, Pretty Prairie. This 1942 drama stars Gary Cooper and Walter Brennan. “The Conspirator” – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10-11 and 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave., Hutchinson. Tickets may be purchased at the theater 30 minutes before showtime. “Yours, Mine and Ours” – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at Pretty Prairie Civic Theater, 105 W. Main, Pretty Prairie. This 1968 comedy stars Lucille Ball and Henry Fonda. “Super 8” – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 24-25 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Fox Theatre, 18 E. First, Hutchinson. Tickets may be purchased at the theatre 30 minutes before showtime. “My Fair Lady” – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Pretty Prairie Civic Theater, 105 W. Main, Pretty Prairie. This 1964 musical stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

MUSIC Eric Fritz Tuba Recital – 7:30 p.m. tonight at HCC, Stringer Fine Arts Center, 600 E. 11th Ave., Hutchinson. Tuba concert.

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Above: Sisters Emma, 9, left, and Grace Foster, 10, right, help move a painting as their brothers Stuart, 4, far left, and Isaiah, 7, center, walk by on Wednesday at the Hutchinson Public Library. The children’s grandmother, Barbara Valdois, is displaying more than 35 of her oil paintings at the library. She has been painting for more than 10 years.

Fetters, Eto & Yoder Jazz & Swing Music – 7 p.m. Saturday at Metropolitan Coffee, 1329 E. 17th Ave., Hutchinson. Jazz & Swing music with 2 guitars & Bass. Verdi’s “Il Trovatore” – 7 p.m. Saturday at Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita. Radio Kansas is funded by Wichita Grand Opera, opening its season with Verdi’s “Il Trovatore.” Civil war, jealous lovers, and a gypsy burning for revenge meet under the baton of Steven Mercurio. 316.262.8054. Superchick Live in Concert – 7 p.m. Monday at The Father’s House, 1505 E. 20th Ave., Hutchinson. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This concert is sponsored by Club 4:13, the Hutchinson Community Youth Center. Superchick is living up to its name. Its first four albums have combined for 700,000 copies sold, more than 70 film, television and videogame song placements, and five No. 1 singles. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online, at any Club 4:13 event, or at The Father’s House office. Hutchinson Community College Vocal Jazz: Jazz & Jambalaya – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at HCC, Stringer Fine Arts Center, Gallery Theatre, 600 E. 11th Ave., Hutchinson. Vocal Jazz Concert with dinner. Cow Creek Chapter – KOTPS – 1 p.m. Feb. 26, at Elmdale Community Center, 400 E. Avenue E, Hutchinson. The Kansas Oldtime Fiddlers and Pickers and Singers, Cow Creek chapter, meets from 1 to 4 p.m. Use the south door. Drum Sax Axe in concert – 11:45 a.m. March 2 at Cool Beans Hutchinson Depot. George Strait and Martina McBride – Feb. 18, at Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman St., Wichita.

Left: Haven resident Barbara hangs up a painting in the gallery at the Hutchinson Public Library on Wednesday. Her art will be on display for the month of February.

KIDS AND FAMILY Engineering Expo – 9 a.m. Feb. 25 at Spirit HR Service Center 3420 S Oliver Wichita. A free engineering expo featuring interactive activities for boys and girls in grades K–8. It is presented by the Wichita area section of the Society of Women Engineers in partnership with the WSU College of Engineering to show kids how engineering and science relate to the world around us. There is no

charge for participation, and no pre–registration is required. Anyone in the community is invited to show up any time during the three hour event. All participants must have a parent or guardian present during the Expo. RCM on the Road... – 9:30 a.m. Monday at Farmers National Bank, 200 N. Main, Buhler.

DANCES Dance to “RENO COUNTY BAND” – 7 p.m. Friday at Pratt Community Senior Center, 619 N. Main St., Pratt. Live Country Western Dance. All ages welcome. Come and enjoy good music and refreshments.

class! We’ll try the challenging Club Dancing at Elmdale. Pre–registration required. Fee: $16/couple Register in person at 17 E. 1st, by phone at (620) 663–6179, online at

Hutch Rec Club Dance Friday – 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 17 at Elmdale Community Center, 400 E. Ave. E, Hutchinson. We’re spicing Fridays up a bit as we introduce a new dance

State Fair Promenaders square dance – 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at Elmdale Community Center, 400 E. Avenue E, Hutchinson. Dance to caller Cecil Burton.

FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS Ground Hog Supper – 5:30 p.m. Feb. 15 at Plains United Methodist Church. Serving of a tasty meal featuring sausage with biscuits and gravy and sale of packaged pork items. A free offering will be accepted. For more information contact General Chairman, Elvin Harris at 620–563–7704. Lions Club Pancake and Sausage Feed – 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 11 at Eastwood Church of Christ – North Entrance 2500 N. Plum St., Hutchinson. Parade of Quilts – March 1 at Yoder Merchants, 3405 E. Switzer Road., Yoder. Delight in the large display of hand quilted quilts in many colors and designs. Pick up a parade route at Carriage Crossing Restaurant, Merchantile Shoppe, Kansas Station, or Yoder Furniture Co. for your self guided tour.

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Sam Worthington An ex-cop stands on a ledge of a high-rise as a way to divert attention from a heist.

Man on a Ledge





1 hr., 42 min.

Today: 4, 7:10, 9:40 p.m.; Sat.: 1, 4, 7:10, 9:40 p.m.; and Sun.: 1, 4,7:10 p.m.

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One for the Money

Katherine Heigl

A down-on-her-luck woman decides to work as a recovery agent at a bail bonding company.


1 hr., 46 min.

Today: 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; Sat.: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 9:45 p.m.; and Sun.: 1:10, 4:10, 7:10 p.m.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks

A boy with Asperger’s Syndrome must track down his late father’s clues.


2 hrs., 9 min.

Today: 4, 7, 9:55 p.m.; Sat.: 1, 4, 7, 9:55 p.m.; and Sun.: 1, 4, 7 p.m.


Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan

Three high school students make an incredible discovery and are able to develop powers beyond their comprehension.


1 hr., 23 min.

Today: 4, 7, 10 p.m.; Sat.: 1, 4, 7 10 p.m.; and Sun.: 1, 4, 7 p.m.

The Woman in Black

Daniel Radcliffe

A lawyer travels to a remote village where he finds a vengeful ghost terrorizing the locals.


1 hr., 34 min.

Today: 4:30, 7:30, 9:50 p.m.; Sat.: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30,9:50 p.m.; and Sun.: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.


The Grey

Liam Neeson

A man leads a group of roughnecks through the woods when their plane crashes in the wilderness.


1 hr., 57 min.

Today: 4:30,7:30, 10:15 p.m.; Sat.: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:15 p.m.; Sun.: 1:30, 4:30, 7:30 p.m.


Red Tails

Cuba Gooding Jr.

The Pentagon decides to use the Tuskegee Airmen to help win World War II.


2 hrs.

Today: 4:20, 7:20, 10:05 p.m.: Sat.: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:05 p.m.; and Sun.: 1:20,4:20,7:20 p.m.


Underworld Awakening

Kate Beckinsale

Humans have discovered the existence of vampires and lycans and wage war to eradicate both species.


1 hr., 28 min.

Today: 4;20, 7:20, 10:10 p.m., Sat.: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:10 p.m.; and Sun.: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20 p.m.


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‘Kill List’ a bold mix of genres with skillful cast BY CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie Critic

“Kill List” morphs subtly but devastatingly from an uncomfortable domestic drama to a brutally violent hit-man thriller to a what-thehell-just-happened? exploration of a primal, paranoid nightmare. Or is what we’re seeing real? Director and co-writer Ben Wheatley slyly gives nothing away, but rather has enough faith in his challenging material and in his audience to let us debate the meaning of the ending and fill in the blanks for ourselves. And his skillful cast of actors, who improvised much of the dialogue, absolutely sell it with an abiding naturalism, even as the film turns disturbing and outlandishly dark. “Kill List” begins as a slice of life within a modern British family, but from the start, Wheatley creates a sense of unease through camerawork that feels a little too intimate

Radcliffe ●From Page C1 death. The movie will be in theaters Feb. 3. “I never expected the first thing I did after ‘Potter’ to be a horror film or anything like that. That was one of the reasons it was intriguing to me as well because it was so unexpected,” Radcliffe said in a recent interview. He also talked about growing up fast, getting praise from actor Sean Connery, who starred in James Bond films, and why he isn’t ready to marry his longtime girlfriend. AP: You knew the world was watching to see what movie you picked after

Black ●From Page C1 closer to real life. In his first post-Potter film, Daniel Radcliffe stars as the struggling, widowed London lawyer Arthur Kipps. With a little facial scruff and clad in an early 20th century suit of the time, Radcliffe looks respectably adult. Kipps is a morose young man, still grieving the loss of his wife in childbirth. His now 4-year-old son (Misha Handley) already has him down, in caricature, drawing him as a stick figure with a giant frown. Yes, young Harry Potter is now a (believable) dad, which means we can all collectively sigh and pretend to shoot ourselves. He’s dispatched to the (fictional) remote eastern British village of Crythin Gifford to put in order the estate of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. The sense of foreboding comes quickly and thickly, as the townspeople eye him suspiciously and Kipps is placed in an inn room where three young sisters

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A scene from “Kill List” is shown in this photo. and jump cuts between disconnected moments. Jay (Neil Maskell) is an ex-soldier and unemployed assassin who’s still reeling eight months after a job that went wrong in Kiev. While this may sound glamorous in a shadowy way, Jay and his wife, Shel (the beautiful MyAnna Buring), argue about all the same things normal married

couples argue about – finances, health insurance, forgetting items at the grocery store, etc. By grounding the film in such a prosaic, relatable way early on as Wheatley and co-writer Amy Jump do, it only makes the transition toward the extreme climax seem like even more of an impressive feat. You may look back at the end and

wonder, how did we get here? Pay attention: There are small clues along the way. Jay and Shel have a sensitive, 7year-old son named Sam (Harry Simpson) who is learning to endure his parents’ frequently fierce, volatile fights – one of which seems to come out of nowhere as they’re hosting another couple for dinner. They are the dryly funny Gal (Michael Smiley, who has a fascinating ease in front of the camera) and his new girlfriend Fiona (Emma Fryer). Gal is Jay’s partner, and has come with a new assignment that will get him back in business. It’s actually a series of hits, which they pull off without a hitch, but which also reveal Jay’s tendency to go overboard. He’s got a vengeful, sadistic streak in him, and “Kill List” will make you flinch more than once; it may also make you feel queasy the next time you see a hammer. Wheatley tempers these bloody bursts with low-key, darkly humor-

“Harry Potter” ended. Why did you decide on “The Woman in Black”? Radcliffe: This film is a film that has a great story but it is driven by characters at the heart of it. It fit in perfectly. It was going to be filming when I was on break from finishing “Potter” and starring in “How to Succeed,” so it was perfectly timed out. Also, when I was reading the script, I was surprised to be enjoying a horror film because I have never gravitated towards that in my own life. AP: Did any former child stars, or people who have made the transition from doing iconic roles to having diverse careers give you advice about how to avoid being typecast?

Radcliffe: Not particularly, but I did hear the other day from a friend of mine who is friends with Sean Connery and apparently Sean Connery asked him to pass along to me how well he thought I was doing and how well I seem to be handling everything and making good choices. For me, that was great because he is a great actor. He had this amazing start to his career in Bond and managed to create a fantastic career for himself outside that, so to hear that from him was very flattering. AP: You play a father in this role. Did you feel that was a stretch? Radcliffe: It is very hard to create that chemistry with a 4-year-old boy who you have never met before

and who is stepping onto a film set going, “What in the hell is all of this?” That was one of the reasons that I suggested (director) James (Watkins) audition my real-life godson who auditioned and was great and is great in the film. At the time when we were filming, I was so obsessed with him having a good time and making sure he wasn’t cold or wasn’t freaking out that I didn’t really pay attention to the fact that he is actually quite a good little actor. AP: This movie is dark, but it is also about love. Did you think about the love you have for your longtime girlfriend, Rosanne Coker, for inspiration? Radcliffe: At the time we had been filming this we had only been going out for

killed themselves. Death hangs over the town so heavily that whimpering comes even from a parrot, which no doubt had plenty of chances to mimic the sound. The ivy-covered Eel Marsh House, which Kipps is to sort, is classically menacing in the Victorian way. Set back from the village down the ominously named Nine Lives Causeway, it’s an island in a cold marsh that ebbs with the tide. Inside the cobwebbed home, reflections, apparitions and shadows steadily increase as Kipps digs into the history of the Drablows as well as the village. Tragedies of the town’s children populate its past and present – occurrences that seem connected to a lurking, dark figure. As he always does, Ciaran Hinds considerably helps the film. (He also played the lead in another fine film that mixed grief with the supernatural, 2010’s “The Eclipse.”) Hinds plays Samuel Daily, the only friend in town to Kipps and, himself, one of those who has lost a child. His wife (an enjoyably loony Janet McTeer) has gone off

the deep end, to the point that her two small dogs dine at the table with them like Paris Hilton Chihuahuas. Daily is the staunch holdout in the superstitious town. Declaring paranormal worries “rubbish,” he warns Kipps not to “go chasing shadows.” But even he, when Kipps declares he’ll stay overnight at Eel Marsh, raises an eyebrow and says, “Take the dog.” “The Woman in Black” is adapted from Susan Hill’s 1983 novel, which was earlier turned into a long-running play in London. It’s the second film from the reconstituted Hammer Film Productions, the famed British house of horror best known for the lush gothics it churned out in the ’60s and ’70s. Watkins’ film, nifty and taught, is a worthy enough heir to that tradition. It’s a film, ultimately, about the trappings of grief wallowing. As a wand-less detective, Radcliffe comports himself well. He plays Kipps with downcast desperation, striving simultaneously after the memory of his wife and the future of his son. The basic clichés on

which the film is built threaten to overwhelm it. And it could certainly use a little more dialogue and a bit less creaky hallways. But the appeal of a good ol’ ghost story is strong, and the simplicity of “The Woman in Black” suits the tradition. “The Woman in Black,” a CBS Films release, is rated PG-13 for thematic material and violence, disturbing images. Running time: 95 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four.

ous discussions between the two longtime friends during their travels. Jay is tightly wound; Gal tends to roll with it. Of all the genres mashed together here, mismatched-buddy comedy may be the most unexpected. But Jay himself seems to realize he’s going over the edge, and tries to back out of his duties. This only drags him into a more dangerous world than he ever could have imagined. Just saying the names of the movies this culmination calls to mind would serve as a spoiler, so we’ll let you discover the bizarro world Wheatley depicts for yourself. You may not know exactly what you’ve seen, and sure, you could argue that there are some plot holes, and the literal vs. metaphorical interpretations are myriad. But the final moments of “Kill List” are bold and heart-pounding, and they’re likely to shake you up and change your mood long afterward.

a couple of months. There is actually one shot in the film where Rosie had to play the woman in black because we didn’t have a double for her that day so she is actually in one of the reveal shots in the film. She is going to kill me for telling you that. I don’t think I probably drew on

things at that time, but I am sure now I will probably use – the fear of losing her will be a very good motivating tool. AP: Are you thinking of marriage? Radcliffe: Who knows. God, I am not even thinking about that for a long time.

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Music stars salute Bob Dylan ■ Artists like Ke$ha, Adele

and Sugarland come together for Amnesty International. BY CAITLIN R. KING Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Anyone who ever doubted the transformative power of Bob Dylan’s music need only look to Ke$ha. Yes, Ke$ha. The irreverent pop star known for singing about brushing her teeth with “a bottle of Jack” turns poignant while covering a song from one of music’s great lyricists on the new four-disc “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 DYLAN Years of Amnesty International.” The project features 75 newly recorded Dylan songs by 80 artists, including Adele, Sting, Sugarland, Elvis Costello, hip-hop artist K’naan and others to support the human rights organization. The album will be available internationally on Jan. 30. Ke$ha is one of the more unlikely stars to contribute to the compilation, released Tuesday. The pop star defined by party anthems like “Tik Tok” and “Your Love Is My Drug” took on Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright.” As she found herself alone in her bedroom for the

first time in months, the words of the song – about a person bidding goodbye to a lover – took on a new, deeply personal meaning. She realized she was saying goodbye to her carefree, former life – before big hits and world tours brought on pressure and priorities. She broke down as she began singing, and the emotion is captured on the record. “Everything has changed. It’s amazing, but there are moments that are incredibly lonely. This caught me at one of those incredibly lonely moments, and it really struck home. There’s a

line, ‘It’s a long and lonesome road, babe, where I’m bound I can’t tell.’ It’s tragically relevant,” said Ke$ha in a phone interview. “I think these are all positive things for young people to see that you can be strong and you can be irreverent and you can say what you want and you have the freedom of speech, but I’ve learned that vulnerability is actually an asset. It can be just as much of an asset as strength.” Ke$ha isn’t the only eye-popping name on the compilation: Nineteen-year-old Miley Cyrus does a rendition of “You’re

Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go.” The project has a wide range of acts, from Maroon 5 to 92-year-old folk legend Pete Seeger, who sings “Forever Young” with a children’s chorus. Dylan waived the publishing rights to his entire catalog, and all of the artists, musicians, engineers and others involved in the recording process did everything pro bono. Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, who recorded “Man of Peace,” describes it as “thin ice” to cover an artist as iconic as Dylan, because not only are his songs brilliant, but his performances of those songs have become so revered themselves. “(Artists like Dylan) know where (the songs) live and breathe and where the heartbeat is. So covering them can be a touchy thing,” said Perry, who recorded the Dylan song “Man of Peace.” “Hopefully you don’t make it different just for the sake of making it different. I just wanted to kind of reinterpret my take on the song and just have fun singing it.” Legendary country artist and actor Kris Kristofferson considers Dylan a personal friend but says he’s been an inspiration and a hero a lot longer than that. Johnny Cash introduced them while Kristofferson was working as a janitor at Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville in the 1960s. At 75, Kristofferson says he has been around long enough to understand and appreciate Dylan’s impact on music.

Notes FESTIVAL Multitalented jazz star to perform at festival The 18th annual Great Bend Jazz Festival will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Crest Theatre, 1905 Lakin Ave., with performances by well-known jazz singer Kevin Mahogany, the Fort Hays State University Jazz 1 and the Larned High School Sun Riz Jazz Band. Mahogany, a Kansas City native, is a worldrenowned jazz vocalist known for his personalized entertainment quality, with a special gift for bebop, jazz ballads, scat singing, the blues and swinging jazz. Newsweek has described him as “the standout jazz vocalist of his generation.” The Jazz 1 band has been invited to numerous conventions and festivals, as well as several off-campus performances. Brad Dawson, an assistant professor of music and trumpet instructor at FHSU, is in charge of jazz studies. The Sun Riz Jazz Band is directed by Marc Webster, who is in his 34th year of teaching and his fourth

year in the Fort Larned School system. Webster graduated from the University of Kansas and continues to use his talents by playing in various musical organizations in the central Kansas area. Proceeds from the jazz festival are used to provide scholarships for band musicians participating in college instrumental organizations. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.

OPERA SWITCH ‘Il Trovatore’ role reassigned again The Wichita Grand Opera announced last week that the character of Manrico in Saturday’s production of “Il Trovatore” will now be played by American tenor WADE LEE Michael Wade Lee. The casting change marks the second time in the lead-up to the show’s opening that the role has

been reassigned. Australian-born tenor Julian Gavin initially was scheduled to portray Manrico but was forced to drop out. The role was then given to Eduardo Villa, before being placed in the hands of Lee. Lee was granted release by the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London to participate in the WGO performance. He made his debut as Manrico last fall in Dublin, Ireland. “Il Trovatore” begins at 7:30 p.m. at Century II Concert Hall, 225 W. Douglas Ave. in Wichita.

REVIEW Lana Del Rey, “Born to Die” Before you judge Lana Del Rey for her disastrous performance on “Saturday Night Live,” listen to her album. This month’s performance on “SNL” was strikingly horrific. Del Rey sang two songs with no emotion or effort, appearing bored and detached. Her hair even looked strange. The whole thing was a mess, but that’s not the complete case on her album, “Born to Die.” Del Rey’s buzz has been

outrageous over the last few months, with headlines ranging from that “SNL” performance to her father’s wealth to her plump lips. But her debut is somewhat impressive, at times lovely, at others lackluster. The 12-track set mainly finds the 25-year-old singing about a tumultuous relationship and she sounds convincing on the first single “Video Games.’ Sonically though, “Born to Die” shines, thanks to rapbased producers like Emile Haynie (Ice Cube, Cormega, Kid Cudi) and Jeff Bhasker, the man behind much of Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and “808’s and Heartbreak.” It’s a mix of 1960s retro, eerie artsy girl hooks an odd mix, and overall oddly uneven album. – From staff & wire reports

“If you look at pop songs before Dylan, none of them were poetry like his are. He opened up the doors for creative writers and made songwriting to me what it is today,” said Kristofferson, who covers “Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn).” “Music was a whole lot different when I was a little kid. Pop music was lifted up as an art form by Bob Dylan.” British pop singer Natasha Bedingfield recorded “Ring Them Bells” in Nashville during her U.S. tour last year. She said she used to listen to it as a kid with her brother and sister. “To me the song is about freedom, ‘Ring them bells for the blind and the deaf, for the innocent,’” she said. “For me it felt quite poignant, particularly for this album, where Amnesty is all about people who are being unjustly treated.” “Chimes of Freedom” is a follow-up to Amnesty International’s 2007 collection of John Lennon songs performed by major artists, called “Instant Karma,” which raised over $4 million for their efforts in Darfur. “Music has been at the heart of so many movements for change,” said Julie Yannatta, who served as the album’s executive producer with Jeff Ayeroff. “Music has a way of reminding us who we are at our essence and what we need to do to live together in a better world, and Amnesty is very much a part of that.”

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Heigl would love to return to show ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ NICOLE EVATT Associated Press

NEW YORK – Katherine Heigl wants to set the record straight: She loved the six seasons she played Dr. Izzie Stevens on “Grey’s Anatomy” and would gladly return to the ABC medical drama. “I would be thrilled if they asked. I think it would be just so wonderful to have the opportunity to just sort of round out the character, have a few episodes to just discover where she went, what she’s doing now and (have) one more loving, romantic scene with Alex (played by Justin Chambers),” the 33-year-old actress said in an interview Wednesday. Although it was rumored that Heigl left the show on bad terms, she said it was because she wanted to focus on her daughter, Naleigh. “That was a really, really difficult decision,” she said. “You know, you are always going to grapple with something like that because it was a great experience and I didn’t really want to go. But I felt ... like I need to make her and my husband and our life together as a family my priority.” Heigl has been busy promoting her latest comedy, “One for the Money,” with 3year-old Naleigh joining her on the talk-show circuit. (Heigl is one of the movie’s executive producers.) The film, in theaters Friday, is based on the first book in the popular Stephanie Plum mystery series by Janet Evanovich. Heigl stars as Plum, a New Jersey lingerie saleswomanturned-bounty hunter charged with bringing in her high school flame. AP: Why do you want to set the record straight about “Grey’s Anatomy”? Heigl: I feel like it was a very innocent question asked last week, and my first instinct and innocent answer was, ‘Oh yeah, I’d love to go back if they wanted me to.’ And it’s turned into this story! ... I wouldn’t want any-

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Katherine Heigl is seen in this portrait. one to feel misled or feel confused by my answer and I just want everyone to know, ‘Hey I love that show and I love that character just as much as you do.’ AP: Since leaving the show, you’ve starred in several romantic comedies. Are you worried about being typecast? Heigl: They tend to be the movies I watch when I’m home and hanging out and want to relax. I want to watch Kate Hudson, I want to watch Reese Witherspoon, I want to watch all those great movies that make you feel good. So I loved being a part of them and I didn’t mind being typecast, but any time you start to wander outside the box a little bit people start to get confused. ... This one is an interesting one because it wasn’t a conscious decision not to do romantic comedy. ... The book explores so many different themes that in order to honor it properly and do right by it we couldn’t just turn it into a romantic comedy. AP: You’re in a scene where you’re naked and handcuffed to a shower-curtain rod. Was that scary to shoot? Heigl: It was really nerveracking and I’ll tell you what

... seeing it on a very, very, very big screen at the premiere, it was a very different experience. I was like, man that was embarrassing. It’s a lot of me. AP: Did you have to mentally prepare for those scenes? Heigl: We spent a lot of time joking around and being silly about it because it is so absurd and there are things you can do to sort of cover the most private bits, I guess, but they almost look worse – the pasties look even more bizarre than if I had just gone for it. AP: How has motherhood affected your career? Heigl: My career had been my primary focus for a very long time and that’s a very self-absorbed path. It’s all about me. It’s all about what I want. It’s all about what I need. ... And having Naleigh in my life has put that all into a perspective that’s much more peaceful and much more profound. I feel very blessed, very grateful to have it because I feel like I can breathe. ... When Naleigh is in a room, whatever that special and unique thing that child has puts me in a frame of mind and a place where I like myself better.

Guidebook gets gold award BY THE NEWS STAFF The campaign to recognize wonders of Kansas has been awarded a “Gold” prize by the North American Travel Journalists Association. Marci Penner, author of the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook, received word of the award this week. “When you’re competing against PENNER the best guidebooks in North America, you sure don’t expect anything,” Penner said. The 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook won the award in the Travel Book or Guide category. The book is a collaboration of the 8 Wonders campaign where Penner and the Kansas Sampler Foundation started compiling information in June 2007. Penner launched the 8 Wonders campaign in an effort to bring attention to some of the more notable features of Kansas. Along with the top “Wonders” of Kansas, Penner’s competition and guidebook sought nominations for the wonders of cuisine, architecture, history, art, commerce, geography, customs and people. The 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook was taken to the printer in February 2011 and debuted at the Presidential Library in Abilene on April 16, 2011. “This year’s entries were outstanding, both in quality of the journalism, excellence and range of coverage,” said Helen Hernandez, CEO of the organization. “The number of entries continues to grow. The creativity is reflective of the vibrancy of the travel journalists’ community. This year’s entry pool is an indicative of the economic recovery and its positive effect on the travel industry.”

The mission of NATJA is to foster high quality journalism by supporting the professional development of its members, providing exceptional benefits and valuable resources, honoring the excellence of journalism throughout the world, and promoting travel and leisure activities to the public at large.

The guidebook has sold nearly 8,400 copies to date. It was written by Penner; edited by Bobbie Pray, a former Kansas State Historical Society employee; designed by Penner’s sister, Liz King; published by the Kansas Sampler Foundation; and printed by Mennonite Press in Newton. Photographs were taken by Harland Schuster, a farmer/stockman from Morrill. Copies of the book go for $29.95 online or at a gift store. “I’m most proud that the book does a great job showing the beauty and diversity of Kansas,” Penner said. “It features our largest towns and our smallest. In 50-100 years, it will be looked at as great archival evidence of what was important to Kansans in the early part of the century.”

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Sterling’s circus of a play ■ School tackles ‘greatest BY THE NEWS STAFF

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The zany clown character Truffaldino, played by Caleb Watney, right, begs his second master, Florindo, played by Zack Brashear, to order dinner in this scene from Sterling High School’s production of “The Servant of Two Masters,” which will be performed Saturday in the school’s Little Theatre.

BRIEFS Donations accepted for Art and Object Sale The Hutchinson Art Center, in conjunction with the Hutchinson Art Association, will hold an Art and Object Sale from 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 18, but the pieces available for purchase won’t be from its own collection. The art center, 405 N. Washington St., is seeking donations of art- and craftrelated items in good condition for the sale. Suggested items include art books, craft books and cookbooks, works of art or crafts in all media, craft supplies, frames and mat boards, Christmas items, jewelry, magazines, puzzles and games. Donations will be accepted at the art center during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday) through Feb. 14. For more information, call the art center at (620) 663-1081 or email

Artists donate millions for music education NASHVILLE, Tenn.– The Country Music Association is helping thousands of students learn music in school to the tune of $1.4 million. The organization donated proceeds from the 2011 CMA Music Festival through its “Keep the Music Playing” campaign, benefiting music education programs in Nashville public schools. Country music’s biggest stars perform for free at the annual summer festival in Nashville, Tenn. Country star Chris Young played the big stage at LP Field last year. He helped announce the donation Tuesday night at a reception before the third CMA Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. – From staff & wire reports

Exhibit celebrates Hollywood careers BY THE NEWS STAFF

The Coronado Quivira Museum/Rice County Historical Society is celebrating Kansas Day 2012 with the creation of a special exhibit with a local tie to the bright lights of Hollywood. The exhibit, titled “From Rice County to Hollywood: Mary Astor and Shirley Knight,” began last week and runs through March 10 in the museum’s special exhibition area. “From Rice County to Hollywood” tells the story of two women with ties to Rice County who have gone on to perform in Hollywood. Mary Astor, born Lucile Vasconcells Langhanke, is the daughter of Lyons native Helen Vasconcells. Though reared in Quincy, Ill., Lucile was a frequent visitor to Rice County and the central Kansas area.

physical comedy ever.’ Comedic chaos and calamity are in store when Sterling High School presents “The Servant of Two Masters” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the SHS Little Theatre. The play – a modernized adaptation of the 18th-century Carlo Goldoni farce – is directed by Sterling College theater student Terrance Volden, who is student teaching at the school this semester. “The play is often referred to as the greatest physical comedy ever written,” Volden said in a news release. Senior Caleb Watney plays the title role of Truffaldino, a quirky, hungry servant. “If I had to use one word to describe “Servant” it would have to be ‘zany,’ ” Watney said in the release. “That really describes everything that happens on stage. It’s much more like a circus that a traditional show.” Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and are available at the door prior to the performance.

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Juilliard grads set to present classics BY THE NEWS STAFF

Two highly-acclaimed young musicians will display their talents in a concert of classical music next weekend at the McPherson Opera House. Violinist Elena Urioste and pianist Michael Brown, both younger than 30, will perform four classical works during the Feb. 11 performance, which begins at 7:30 p.m. Urioste is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and The Juilliard School in New York City. At just 13 years old, she appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and since then Urioste has performed all over the United States and Europe, including her 2004 debut at Carnegie Hall, where she returns annually as a soloist. Another former Juilliard student, Brown leaves a trail of accolades wherever he performs, including many of New York’s major music venues, as well as music festivals across the country. The Long Island native also is an accomplished composer, his work at Juilliard earning him the 2009 Palmer-Dixon Prize for

IF YOU GO What: Violinist Elena Urioste, accompanied by pianist Michael Brown When: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 Where: The McPherson Opera House Cost: $30, $25, $20 and $10 for students Tickets are available online at the most outstanding piece composed that academic year. “Elena and Michael have played in grand venues all over the world, but they will never sound better than in the McPherson Opera House, with its intimacy and perfect natural acoustics,” Executive Director John Holecek said in a news release. To be performed during the concert are works by Mozart, Strauss, Sergei Prokofiev and Maurice Ravel. With the performance occurring so close to Valentine’s Day, chocolate and champagne will be available.

She began her career in silent films, but went on to star in several “talkies,” including “The Maltese Falcon” opposite Humphrey Bogart and her Academy Award winning portrayal of Sandra Kovak in “The Great Lie.” Shirley Knight was born in Goessel and grew up in Lyons. She attended Lyons High School, graduating in 1954. She has appeared in fea-

ture films such as “As Good As It Gets,” as well as various television series, such as “House M.D.,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Hot in Cleveland.” The museum is free for Rice County residents and RCHS members. Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children 612. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 pm.

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Reader thinks mother has been misusing money Dear Annie: I am one of nine children. There is a large age gap between us because my younger siblings are from a second marriage. They are 3, 5 and 7. Since moving out a few years ago, I have begun to see my mother in a different light. As a child, whenever I needed something, I was always told to ask my father because she “didn’t have the money.” I accepted this. However, I now see how often Mom tells her children she doesn’t have money for them, but somehow finds it for herself. She is a very selfish person. Several times in the past few years, she has called to say how upset she is that she has no money to get my younger siblings Halloween costumes or school supplies or to send them on field trips. I always step up and offer financial assistance. But I am beginning to notice that soon after helping her out, Mom somehow finds the money to go out to a nice dinner, take a trip or buy a

stead, put it directly where the assistance is needed. But do it with the utmost concern and sincerity. Dear Annie: I am a woman who doesn’t care much for babies. What do I say to those who expect me to hold their infant? Some people actually thrust their little bundle into my arms without even asking. I have never had any desire to have children, and I don’t see what the appeal is. Babies are messy, leaky, smelly and noisy, as well as demanding and expensive. I understand that not all women feel as I do, so when I’m around mothers, I say nice things about their kids and have positive comments when shown pictures. However, these same parents are shocked to learn that I am not as thrilled with their little darlings as they are. Is there a nice way to say, “I think your baby is sweet, but I feel more comfortable when the little

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Kathy Mitchell, Marcy Sugar new gadget for herself. I feel used and misled, but when I’ve said so, Mom replies that I’m inconsiderate and only care about money. A few times, she has threatened to not let me see my siblings if I keep being so “rude and uncaring.” What should I do? I love my siblings and don’t want to lose contact. – Sibling Support Dear Sibling: Tell your mother you would be happy to get the kids Halloween costumes and school supplies – and then go get them. Don’t give the money to Mom if you think she is misusing it. In-

tyke is on someone else’s lap”? – Not a Mommy Dear Not: No matter how nice you are, some people will be offended that you don’t admire their child as much as they do. If they ask you to hold the baby, reply with alarm, “Oh, no, I couldn’t possibly. I’m afraid I would drop it.” If they push the baby toward you, put your hands up and back away. You are under no obligation to participate in this ritual, and if others can’t understand your attitude, so be it. Dear Annie: “Hurt and Confused in Wisconsin” said her husband’s stepmother is emotionally abusive. She had trouble reconciling this with the biblical command to honor thy mother and father. I am a minister who has counseled many in this position. “Honor thy mother” means do not speak to or about a parent in a disrespectful manner and do not treat them

hurtfully. Do not refuse help for an honest need. Do not exploit or abuse them. However, some people are nasty and cannot be reasoned, pushed or coerced into changing. Catering to their behavior only makes it worse. It is possible to honor thy mother from a distance, so I recommend they have as little contact as possible. I will keep them in my prayers. – Mishawaka, Ind. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to anniesmailbox or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

Heloise’s mom led rowdy class cleverly Today’s Birthday (02/03/12). Somehow, you don’t take things for granted anymore. Not resources, love or health. Enjoy them this year in the company of those you love most. It’s not about accumulating stuff but about higher ideals, values and principles. Carpe diem! To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 6 — Finish a job carefully. Slow and steady does it. Hurry and you might get to do it twice. Leave negative words unsaid; they can multiply. Silence is golden today. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 6 — Don’t let a minor disagreement mess up your plans. Compromise. Talk about money later. Get some post-holiday rest to stay healthy. Tea, soup and a movie could be nice. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — Refuse to be suppressed, yet wild impulsiveness could cause accidents, so balance it out. Stand up for your health by taking good care of yourself. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 5 — The timing’s not right so proceed later. Stay close to home. Have some compassion. You’re doing the best you can with what you have. A bubble bath and some chocolate soothe. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Your friends may demand something that you don’t really want to do. Sometimes there’s power in saying “no.” Have fun without spending; challenge

your creativity. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is an 8 — It’s not a good time to travel. Don’t issue orders. An assumption gets challenged. Release old limitations. Take it on faith. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Wander quietly through your imagination. Explore ice cream castles or travel deep into feathered canyons. Let your creativity run wild. Fairy tales can become real. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 6 — You may be thinking about it too much, and that’s okay. Stay close to home and take it easy. Slow down. Silence can be a symphony of elegant understatement. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 7 — The difficult work is just about over. You’ll be reaping the rewards soon, but don’t spend what you don’t have yet. Keep up a good pace. It takes you far. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 9 — You’re dependable and do good work. Shift your routine around. Don’t get burned out to the point that you get sick. Take time for yourself. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 7 — There are many opportunities for romance, but they require you to stop looking at your belly button. Don’t waste resources, either. Be creative. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — The waves threaten to rock your boat today. Strap yourself in, keep your eye on the horizon and sail on. Luckily, you’re good at this and love an adventure. (c)2012 bY NANCY BLACK DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Dear Heloise: Here is a fond memory of your mother. I had the very good fortune to live in Hawaii as a child. My father was stationed at Hickam Air Force Base from 1956 to 1960, and we were faithful members of the nearby base chapel. The original Heloise was living in Honolulu at the same time. I am very sure that she was the teacher for a rather rowdy group of 9-year-old boys during the Summer Daily Vacation Bible School, including me. She was a very good teacher, and she put us through the paces of “Bible verse drills.” The quickest to find the verse would win. What we would win, I can’t really remember. When things got too loud and out of hand, I remember vividly her solution, delivered in a steady, dramatic Texas twang: “If you boys don’t hush up, I’m going to ... KISS YOU!!!” Immediate silence all around, and back to work we went. – John Hardy, Baton Rouge, La. Dear John: Yes, that was my mother, all right, and I



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Heloise can still hear her Texas twang! Thanks for making me smile. – Heloise SEND A GREAT HINT TO: Heloise P.O. Box 795000 San Antonio, TX 782795000 Fax: 1-210-HELOISE Email: Dear Readers: Heloise Central is an office full of women! I like calling my employees “my girls,” and one employee in particular doesn’t mind. Since she turned 40, she likes being called a girl! – Heloise Dear Heloise: We stayed at a motel this summer that provided a complimentary breakfast, but also a “breakfast on the go” lunch sack, and in it was a bottle of water, an apple, chocolate and

a health-food bar. Was it ever handy and delicious as we traveled. So, when we had company, I made “breakfast on the go” bags for the two of them. They planned to shop all day, so I labeled it the “shopping survival kit,” and they said it was wonderful. Thought you would like to pass it on! – Corrinne B., Universal City, Texas Dear Corrinne: Glad to, and it’s a lovely gesture. Hey, what motel put chocolate in the breakfast bag? I want to stay there! – Heloise Dear Heloise: I have an almost-new, expensive ballpoint pen. I have not used it for about two months, and now it will not write. Any hint to get it operational once more? – Daniel F., via email (my pen won’t write!) Dear Daniel: Team Heloise checked with a major pen manufacturer and learned that ink refills have a two- to three-year shelf life. Sorry to say, the ink in yours most likely is dried out. Check for replacement

refills at office-supply or other retail stores. – Heloise Dear Heloise: I don’t know why this works, but it does! If you use salt and pepper mills, hold the top firmly and turn the grinder itself. I also found that this works great when using a large, wooden pepper mill – it seems easier to grind! – Barbara in Hummelstown, Pa.

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It is again time for us to run some of Eddie Kantar’s “Thinking Bridge” deals, designed for players eager to improve their game and published in the Daily Bulletins of the Fall ACBL North American Championships in Seattle. “South has a near maximum weaktwo opening bid and North has a choice of responses. A raise to four hearts is reasonable as is two no trump, asking for more information. If North tries two no trump, South bids three clubs, showing a feature — the ace or king. This might encourage North to bid three no trump, which happens to be cold.

“As East, give count in spades. After declarer has pre-empted or bid two suits and partner leads the ace, presumably from ace-king and dummy has the queen, third hand gives count playing the deuce — the lowest from an odd number of cards. As West, it looks right to switch to a low club. Partner figures to have an honor or two in the suit given the fact that South has a weak hand. As East play the king of clubs at trick two, the higher of unequal honors. If you had equal honors such as the queenjack, you would play your lower equal. “As South, you start with nine top tricks — six hearts, the diamond aceking and the ace of clubs. Rather than pin your hopes on the diamond finesse, use dummy’s queen-jack of spades to develop your tenth trick. Win the ace of clubs, draw trumps ending in dummy and lead the queen of spades, discarding a club. West wins the king, cashes the queen of clubs and leads a third club that you ruff. All that is left is to cross to dummy with a diamond and discard a diamond on the jack of spades. No diamond finesse is necessary…” For more information on “Thinking Bridge” and other Kantar writings, go to (Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Media Services Inc., 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY. 14207. E-mail responses may be sent to

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Column ●From Page C1 This is all fine and good if applied to saints, but when applied to the nature of real people it creates an unnecessary and undeserved aura of superhuman beings who devoted their lives to some heavenly endeavor. And, as history has taught us time and again, folks it just ain’t that way. Why is this important? Why bother getting into any of this here in this column? Mainly because in order to appreciate any great art, whether it is Beethoven, Duke Ellington, Picasso, Elvis or Kanye West, I think it is important to have a real grip on who the artist really is. Beethoven was a monster, verbally abusing just about everybody who got close enough to be abused. This monster often rears it head in his music. Picasso was another horror show, particularly in his treatment of women, and we’ve all seen this distortion in his paintings. Anybody who knows anything about Elvis knows he had a drinking and pill problem and pretty much burned the candle hard and fast from both ends. This personal info doesn’t make us love their art any less. Their voices and vision are still pertinent and distinctive, creating and communicating the artistic language of their time. Whether they were gentlemen or model human beings has little to do with it. The focal piece on our concert next Thursday

Classics ●From Page C1 will make “a very fun addition to the concert.” In addition to Moeckel’s performance, the symphony will perform Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien” and Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition.”

night is a work by Modest Mussorgsky, called “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Mussorgsky was a notorious drunk. Big time. Born in 1839, he died of numerous complications from his alcoholism at the age of 42. His best known works are “Night on Bald Mountain,” the opera “Boris Godunov” and “Pictures.” Mussorgsky wrote the piece for solo piano (It’s just a killer to play. I have friends who are accomplished pianists, and they all say pretty much the same thing – you really need about 18 fingers and a 15 inch span to even have a chance of making it work. It’s just a beast.), but several composers were so crazy about the work they set out to orchestrate it. The most notable of those composers is Maurice Ravel, whose orchestration we will be performing. The most remarkable thing about Mussorgsky’s music is that it is unlike any other music of any of his contemporaries. That’s quite a statement, if you think about it for a minute. We all are invariably and indelibly influenced by our contemporaries. It’s inevitable. That’s what cultures and societies do; they keep us from spinning out of control and going off into our own orbit somewhere. For an artist to develop such a utterly unique and brilliantly idiomatic musical language is pretty amazing. Mussorgsky’s music is just that. When I listen to this stuff, I just keep shaking my head and asking, where on earth did he come up with that? And Ravel seems to have had a

“It’s all great music,” Koshgarian said. Each of the selections are incredibly stirring, Koshgarian added, and capable of evoking emotions from the audience. “The Russians always demand so much of the players,” Koshgarian said. “It’s going to be a fabulous concert.”

IF YOU GO What: The Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra presents “Celebrating from Hutchinson to Russia” When: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, with a pre-concert talk by conductor Richard Koshgarian at 7 p.m. Where: The Fox Theatre, 18 E. First Ave. Cost: $20 for adults and $5 for children younger than 18 or with a student ID

direct link to Mussorgsky’s insights, because the orchestration is simply an extension of Mussorgsky’s originality and musical genius. As an audience piece, it’s really terrifically accessible, set up in numerous short movements. The work is programmatic in nature, meaning that it is based on ideas outside the realm of sound. In the 1870’s, Mussorgsky viewed an exhibition of paintings by his good friend, Viktor Hartmann. He was totally blown away by the exhibi-

tion and immediately set to work on composing character pieces based on several of the paintings. The musical paintings are linked by brief interludes Mussorgsky called “Promenades.” These interludes symbolize the sauntering at an art exhibit and provide emotional and musical connection and continuity as we tour the musical/artistic exhibit. It’s an amazing conception and the individual movements are each brilliant and captivating in their own way. Also featured on the con-

cert is Dane Moeckel, an outstanding young pianist who will be performing the first movement of Dmitri Kabalevsky’s 3rd Piano Concerto. Dane just might be the most quiet kid I’ve ever known, but his playing speaks volumes. It’s a terrific piece and he’s just playing the pants off it. Starting off the concert will be Tchaikovsky’s “Capriccio Italien” a work which he wrote on a trip to, well…Italy. Typical of his work in so many ways, this piece has fabulous tunes, brilliant orchestration

(Tchaikovsky was just a mastermind at handling the orchestra. Interestingly, not all composers were. Another article, another time) and energy that drives the piece off the cliff. Great fun to play, great fun to listen to. So….come to the concert! It’s going to be a terrific evening of fantastic music and it’ll make a big difference in your Friday and your weekend. Come check it out, bring a friend or two. You’ll love it, I promise. Richard Koshgarian is the conductor of the Hutchinson Symphony Orchestra.

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APAC-KANSAS, INC., SHEARS Hutchinson, KS Apply online at: Requisition #1456 Equal Opportunity Employer

Call 1-800-766-5704 or 620-694-5704 to Financial Services 124 place your ad. Starting off the new year ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ

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694-5704 800-766-5704 The Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office in Greensburg, KS is now accepting applications for the position of Deputy Sheriff. Qualified candidates must be 21 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must also pass a background investigation and drug test. Previous experience and current Kansas certification preferred. Starting salary is dependent on experience. Applications may be picked up at the Kiowa County Sheriff’s Office. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Vacuum Tank Truck Driver Needed. Full time or part time. Oil field experience helpful, class A CDL,Tank & Airbrake Endorsement required Prefer non smoker. 620-662-1515. Work Over Rig Crew needed at Central Kansas Oil & Gas Company, experience required. Please call 832-509-8713 or fax resume to: 620-532-1009

Sporting Goods

Home Furnishings 460 Special Notices


Anyone witnessing an elderly lady falling June 2 at Sirloin Stockcade @ 1:00 pm, call 620-669-1701 Driver’s Education will be offered through Buhler High School for the spring and summer sessions. First session begins February 22. Driver’s Education is required to obtain a restricted license. Contact Buhler High School to enroll now. (620) 665-8522 or (620) 543-2255 REPOSSESSION: 1996 Cherolet Beretta, Vin: 1G1LW15M7TY149663; also a 2002 Ford FocusVin: 1FAFP33PX2W127635 also a 2002 Pontiac Grand Am-Vin: 1G2NF52F32C161127 to be sold at Auction, February 7th, 2012, at 12:00 noon, 2809 West 4th, Hutchinson, Ks.

Coming Events


FLEA MARKET Kansas Coliseum-Wichita Feb 5 & Mar 11 State Fairgrounds-Hutch Feb 12 & Mar 4 9 – 4pm. (620) 663-5626

WALDRON PLACE A.L.F. Applications required and available at Waldron Place 1700 East 23rd. Hutchinson, Ks. LPN Positions Available Full-time 2pm - 10pm Weekends Only 6am-2pm 2pm-10pm


DENTAL ASSISTANT Full Time Looking for dependable, enthusiastic, self starting team player with positive attitude. Benefits: vacation, 401K, health insurance, sick leave and holidays. E-mail resume to: or mail resume to: Dr. Sweet, 1712 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67502.




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Garage Sales


601 Wilbeck Drive, So. Hutchinson: Inside sale - cash only. Friday noon to 5pm, Saturday 8am-noon. Desks, office supplies, storage shelving, work tables, equipment and much more.

806 West 4th STORE OPEN (February 4, & 18) 8am-2pm Appliances & furniture, antiques & brass, glassware, and lots more! 1016 N. Poplar Large Indoor Sale Today! Tools, Dishes,& Much More! Estate Moving Sale Sat. 8:00 a.m., 126 E 2nd Ave, Sentney Lofts, furniture, antiques & collectibles, dvd’s, dolls, sewing machine, jewelry, linens, clothing, and much more


FURNITURE SALE Saturday 9 a.m. 300 Kisiwa Parkway Twin, King mattresses and box springs, electric xl twin bed, sofas, kitchen table and chairs, lamps, pool table, occasional chairs, exercise equipment, TV’s. also records and books and more.



Large Kenmore Refrigerator, top freezer, with ice maker, $250. 316-350-5043, Hutch. REFRIGERATORS; Gas & electric ranges; washer & dryers; freezers; 1212 W. 4th. 663-3195. Sale on: Good used Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, & Ranges. Serviced & Guaranteed! We also can repair yours. Willems Appliances. 663-8382.

Lawn & Garden


2011 John Deere 2425 Ez trak zero turn mower. Like brand new! 48” deck, ONLY 3 hours of use! $4,200 620-450-7164



Dental Help

BRAND NEW MATTRESS SETS Mattress and foundation. ONLY $121! 620-665-7625.

Dixon mower ZTR 3303, has 10.5 HP Briggs motor. Well service, runs great. $500. 620-662-5560

with old debt. Are you still accumulating old bills? In need of immediate financial assistance. Can Cor is your solution 888-325-7880.

Medical Help


2002 Club Car Golf Cart New batteries in ‘09, 6” lift kit with wheels & tires, CD player $3,200 OBO 620-450-7164


Kansas Farm couple makes over $5000 first month in home business and looking to help others do the same 785-658-3615 785-252-7262

FURNITURE SALE Saturday 9 a.m. 300 Kisiwa Parkway Twin, King mattresses and box springs, electric xl twin bed, sofas, kitchen table and chairs, lamps, pool table, occasional chairs, exercise equipment, TV’s. also records and books and more.

HOTSPRINGS SPA 5-6 PERSON $1200 very good condition, we are downsizing to 2-person spa. Hutchinson area 620-704-0144 Murry smallpush mower, 3.5 Briggs, used one season. $75. 620-662-5560




2009 Kymco Agility 50 Scooter, 550 miles, Runs perfect, Great for getting around town, Includes cover and riding glasses. $1,100. 620-200-6847 Formica kitchen table w/2 leaves & 4 chairs, good condition. Large dollhouse fully furnished, 2 nice trunks. 620-286-5345 GENERATOR. Powermate with 12 HP Yamaha motor. 6700 watt, never used, still in box. $500. 620-662-5560



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Parks BB Machine Co. Bandsaw, US patent Nov. 1911,36 “ wheel, $1500 620-234-6889 PAYING CASH for vehicles, running or not, batteries and scrap metal. 620-727-4203.

Medical Help

CMA 2ND & 3rd SHIFTS FULL and PART TIME WALDRON PLACE A.L.F. Applications required and available at Waldron Place 1700 East 23rd. Hutchinson, Ks. LPN Positions Available Full-time 2pm - 10pm Weekends Only 6am-2pm 2pm-10pm

Dental Help DENTAL ASSISTANT Full Time Looking for dependable, enthusiastic, self starting team player with positive attitude. Benefits: vacation, 401K, health insurance, sick leave and holidays. E-mail resume to: or mail resume to: Dr. Sweet, 1712 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67502.

Pets For Sale


AKC Chocolate Lab Pups, dew-claws, first shots, ready mid February. 620-548-2219 AKC Mini-Dachshund male puppy, tan & white, 3 months old, $100. 620-728-0979

Pets Found


Brown dog found around north of Partridge, call 620-899-0153 Found: a medium sized brown Pit Bull mix, close to 4th St and Obee Rd. 620-259-7497 / 960-7255

Pets Lost


LOST: 2 dogs, Yorkie & Shih-tzu mixes, Ash & E. 19th area. 620-200-4154

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600 Feed/Seed

Farm Equipment


WANTED: Needing grass w/or without care for 25-100 pairs or anything in between. Either year round or just summer. 620-285-5323

1980 JD 4440, QR TRANS, DUALS, VERY GOOD CONDITION, $24,000.00 316-640-7270 2002 Chevy 1 Ton, Silverrado package, with flat bed 76K, $7,600 620-243-4280 2-500 gal. diesel fuel tanks, 1-1,000 gal. diesel fuel tank. Both good condition. .40 a gallon. 620-257-8787 J D 843 corn head, poly snouts, Clarke Machine, knife rolls, PTO shafts, with wedge kit & header trailer, excellent condition, $11,500 obo. 620-257-8781 JD 930 Flex head 1998 model, just reconditioned, field ready, priced to sell, $9,750 Lindsborg 785-227-8949 John Deere 3020 w/GB Hi-lift loader. Powershift. 7650hrs. $8900 OBO 316-799-2175 Perkins 236 Irrigation engine, with clutch and heat exchanger. Good condition. $2,200. 620-257-8787

Farm Equipment


Used ‘09 Polaris 500 $3,500. Used ‘03 Arctic Cat 400 $3,000. In-stock Winkel 12 ft. panels & calving pen. *Used Balebeds* 620-793-5120 gottschalke

Farm Equipment

Eastern Grassy Alfalfa hay, big round bales, $135. 620-200-7971

Round Bales 2010 wheat stubble/grass and some alfalfa bales. Gary Foster Abbyville 620-200-0044 or 286-5408 Seed Oats for sale. Carter Barker, 620-672-2490

be buying lambs on February 4, at Kauffman Seeds. Tom Clayman, 663-4064 or 620-727-3567 Wanted: Horse 12-15 yrs old, well broke and gentle for grandkids 620-669-7282



LAND FOR SALE: Lane County 160 acres cultivated dry land South of Alamota, Kansas. 316-641-4500



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Classic Autos

630 Domestic Auto


1987 Jeep CJ7, Chevy 350 engine w/19K, 7” lift, Warn wench, custom roll cage, 3 tops, hard top, soft top w/doors, bikini top, CB, jack, spotlights, auto, original paint & body, You will never find a nicer custom CJ7! 620-663-5218 2009 Chevy Malibu LT, 30K, 2.4L Eco Tech Motor, CD, XM Radio, On-Star, $15,500. 620-680-2026

ööööö 2004 Chevy Trailblazer LS, 4x4, V-6, keyless entry, alarm, tilt, cruise, luggage rack, tow package, automatic, power windows /locks/seat, back seat heat & air, 148K, asking $7,950. 620-474-2366 ööööö



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694-5704 800-766-5704

WE BUILD Pasture Fence. Yoder Fence 620-465-3446


STRAW, small squares, wire tied, clean & bright. 316-772-0548.

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HARLEY’S FENCING and PASTURE CLEARING. Insured. Free estimates. Yoder, KS. 620-899-4410.

Nissan Murano SL, 2003 199 thousand miles, front wheel drive, well maintained in good condition. Great driving car. $7000. call 620 -664- 1855

BRIGHT STRAW, small square bales, shedded, $4/bale, 316-445-2479

FOR SALE: Big round bales of Alfalfa, 620-204-0573 or 620-278-3580

709 4 Wheel Drive

2007 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4x4 4 door, 4” lift, 35” Mikey Thompson MTZ, 20” XD wheels. A must see 620-960-0321

Alfalfa, big rounds, 3rd & 4th cutting, $170. 620-728-8337

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Farm Services

700 SUVs

3X4 CORN STALK BALES for sale, tested for nitrates $88/ton, 316-215-2855 or 316-445-2479

620 Game Leases


640 Domestic Auto

3X4 ALFALFA BALES, dairy quality, shedded, $290/ton; alfalfa small square bales, dairy quality, shedded, $11/bale, 316-215-2855 or 316-445-2479


37th SUNFLOWER SWAPMEET Wichita, KS, February 3rd and 4th, Kansas Pavillion, 85th Street North and I-135, $5 parking,


Toyota Highlander, 2004 Limited (White): 104,000 miles: Leather seats with third row (seats 7): Heated Seats (Front), Automatic 4 Wheel Drive, V6 3.3L, Trailer Hitch, Cruise, Power everything, Rear DVD player, Rear Heat, Sliding Sun Roof, New Tires, Roof Rack, Clear rock chip/bug guards (about $500), below Kelley Blue Book: ASKING $14,500 call Ed 620-727-7898

Domestic Trucks


2000 GMC 3/4 ton pickup, high miles, runs good, body in good condition $3500 620-200-4249 2002 Chevy 1 Ton, Silverrado package, with flat bed 76K, $7,600 620-243-4280

4 Wheel Drive


2003 Ford F250, 4x4, 5.4L, regular cab, new Butler bed, round bale spike, excellent condition. 82K. 620-562-7394 2005 GMC Sierra SLT, Z71 4X4, 5.3L, crew cab, red, 107K, very clean, $14,600. 316-640-3921 2006 Chevy Silverado HD 2500, 4x4, 6L auto, 85K, w/ flatbed or factory 8ft. bed, $16,595. 316-772-3321


1999 Chevy Suburban LS, 4X4, 5.7L, 206K, cloth, 9 pass, excellent condition, $3,500. 620-899-9449

2004 ENVOY Gold exterior, tan interior, 76,000 miles, $11,400 OBO 620-662-3439

2006 Ford F150 XLT, V8, 4X4, 5.4 Liter, auto, 6 speed overdrive trans., styleside, all power, tilt, cruise, toolbox, 106K, great condition, bedliner, $10,500. 620-203-8682, Burrton


2011 Jeep Liberty, fully loaded, low miles 4600, $ 28,000 or OBO 620-204-0355






2010 Dodge Ram, 1500 Laramie, crew cab, black, fully loaded, bed rug, Tonoe Cover, sunroof, leather, heated & cooled front seats, heated backseats, heat & air in back, entertainment center w/backseat TV, channels Disney, Cartoons, & Nickelodeon, Alpine Stereo, satellite radio, backup camera, navigation, 110 outlet, Ipod plug-in, MP3, 30g hard drive, memory seats, pedals, mirrors, & radio, heated mirrors, rear window de-fogger, fixed running board, tow/camper package, snow plow package, 5.7 Hemi V8, aluminum/alloy wheels, all windows tinted, very sharp, asking $39,000. Serious inquiries only. 620-474-2366








5’ x 10’, ATV’s, 16 ‘ utility, 18’ car hauler, 20’ 7K car hauler, 25’ 7K and 25’ dually tandem goose necks, horse and livestock trailers. FTS Trailer Sales 612 S. Main, South Hutch 620-474-1001 LOOK AT 40 UNITS! Open or enclosed. 2021 East 4th. 620-663-6150 for size and cost.



1974 Road Ranger 18ft. Travel Trailer. Sleeps up to 6, full bathroom, kitchen, A/C, heater, recently remodeled & exterior paint, new upholstery & curtians, new batteries & invertor. Lots of storage, comes stocked & ready to camp. $1,350. 620-669-5136




2009 Kymco Agility 50 Scooter, 550 miles, Runs perfect, Great for getting around town, Includes cover and riding glasses. $1,100. 620-200-6847

Dan’s Cycle Winter Service Specials, We buy late model motorcycles & 4x4 ATV’s, call for our low tire prices, 620-327-5001

Apartments - Furn. 820 ALL RENTAL or real estate property advertisements in this newspaper are subject to The Federal Housing Act of 1968, as amended, which makes it illegal to advertise any ‘’preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any discrimination.’’ This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Amendments, effective March 12, 1989, added ‘handicap’ and ‘familial’ status to discrimination categories.

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694-5704 800-766-5704

Apartments - Unfurn.821 14 EAST 2ND. Convenience of downtown, clean 1 & 2 bedrooms, camera monitored, appliances. Sorry No Pets. 663-3341

101 E. 7th, 1 bedroom, central heat/air, $350/$350. 620-664-5358 or 620-200-7785 209 E. Ave A, Studio, $300, 2 bedroom, $400; 816 N. Jefferson, 1 bedroom, $320 No Pets. 620-663-8906 604 N. Jackson: 2 bedroom, washer/dryer hookups, Water/trash paid. $410/$400. 620-664-9047 829 E. 1st, 1 bedroom, appliances, NO PETS, utilities paid, $395/$275. 620-664-1327 908 E. 17th: 2 bedroom, $425/$425. plus electric. 664-5358 or 620-200-7785 3115 Belmont #C: 2 bedroom, central heat/air, $400/$400. 474-0745 ALL BILLS PAID, WINDSOR SQUARE. Peaceful & quiet. Range & refrigerator. 2 bedrooms upstairs,$555, NO PETS. Also 1015 N. Main, Large 2 bedroom, semi-basement, washer /dryer hook-up, $535. Terry Messing, Realtor. 620-662-2336 or evenings 620-662-4265


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Auto Parts

ROSE MOTOR SUPPLY Check us out at:

Auto Repair/Service

BAUGHMAN AUTO SERVICE Check us out at: QUALITY BODY SHOP Check us out at:

Auto Sales

LAIRD NOLLER Check us out at: LUXURY & IMPORTS Check us out at:


PIZZA HUT Check us out at POLO SPORTS LOUNGE Check us out at:

Child Care Services

Grandma’s House Home Daycare. Openings for all ages. SRS certified. Call Marcy. 620-200-6889.

Cleaning Services

If need house cleaning. I do have references. Call Claudette at 620-665-8906.


Cottonwood Quilts 126 North Main, Hutchinson 620-662-2245 Check us out at:


DR. TRIMMELL Check us out at: GUST ORTHODONTICS Check us out at:


KRAFT ELECTRIC Check us out at:



Farm Services



Ash, Cherry, Hickory, Hedge, Oak, Mulberry. Big or little wood. 620-899-9961 or 663-7234


junk, brush and misc hauling, also will do yard and chain saw work 620-314-7012

Health Care



AMELIA BEADELIA’S Check us out at or BALLOON EXPRESS Check us out at BRICK HOUSE BOUTIQUE Check us out at or BUDGET BLINDS Check us out at: Carpets Plus 409 North Main, Hutchinson 620-259-6843 Check us out at: HAYES HOME FURNISHINGS Check us out at:

HAYES SIGHT & SOUND Check us out at: JACKSON MEAT Check us out at:

Home Improvement

PAYTON OPTICAL Check us out at:

Home Repairs. Large or Small Jobs. Quality Work at FAIR Prices! Call Ron @ 620-665-6750.

POOL’S PLUS Check us out at:

Income Tax Service

JUANITA’S TAX AND ACCOUNTING Hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. 1819½ West 4th, Hutchinson. 620-665-5651



Miscellaneous Service Dump Truck& Backhoe Services, dirt/rock hauling, driveways, septic, ponds, etc. Quality work. KW Backhoe Service 620-820-9383 Need a Quick Fix around the Home or Office? Call Odd Job Services; Free estimates. 620-708-3206 NISLY BROTHER TRASH SERVICES Check us out at:

Pest Control



PREFERRED PLUMBING 620-960-1448 Check us out at: STANGE PLUMBING Check us out at:

SARAH’S CATHOLIC BOOKSTORE Check us out at: STUTZMANS GREENHOUSE & GIFT SHOP Check us out at TESORI Check us out at: WESTPHAL JEWELRY Check us out at:


ALL THAT JAZZ Check us out at:







MEALS ON WHEELS Check us out at:

NEW BEGINNINGS, INC Check us out at: PRECISION HEARING AIDS Check us out at: SALVATION ARMY Check us out at:

SEXUAL ASSAULT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Check us out at: SIGN SOURCE Check us out at: THE VOLUNTEER CENTER Check us out at UNITED WAY Check us out at: YMCA Check us out at:



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Est. sales 242,792. Wed’s sales 150,281 Wed’s open int. 469,599, -141 CORN (CBOT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Sep 12 Dec 12 Mar 13

643 642 654 592¿ 571 585

647 653 656ß 601¿ 579¿ 591

634Ÿ 640¿ 644ß 591¿ 570Ÿ 583Ÿ

643 649¿ 653¿ 601¿ 579 591

+1 +1Ÿ +1ß +3Ÿ +2Ÿ +2¿

Est. sales 616,307. Wed’s sales 311,966 Wed’s open int. 1,244,700, +8,291 OATS (CBOT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Sep 12 Dec 12 Mar 13

306 302¿ 305 308 314¿ 321

313¿ 307 307¿ 308 318 321

303 299¿ 303 308 314¿ 321

308 +3 302Ÿ +1 304ß +1ß 308 +4ß 315ß +3 321 ...

Est. sales 2,539. Wed’s sales 2,616 Wed’s open int. 13,399, -251 SOYBEANS (CBOT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Aug 12 Sep 12 Nov 12 Jan 13 Mar 13

1217 1215ß 1225 1237Ÿ 1217 1210¿ 1222ß 1230¿

1225 1233¿ 1242¿ 1238 1230ß 1225Ÿ 1232Ÿ 1235

1206Ÿ 1215Ÿ 1224 1230 1217 1210¿ 1222 1224Ÿ

1217 1225¿ 1235 1232ß 1227¿ 1223ß 1231 1233ß

+1ß +1Ÿ +2Ÿ +2Ÿ +4 +5¿ +5Ÿ +2

Est. sales 327,365. Wed’s sales 185,309 Wed’s open int. 503,856, +3,256 SOYBEAN OIL (CBOT) 60,000 lbs- cents per lb Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Aug 12 Sep 12 Oct 12

51.59 51.40 51.80 51.88 52.20 52.31

51.59 51.77 52.15 52.17 52.30 52.36

50.86 51.28 51.71 51.88 52.09 52.20

51.19 51.62 52.04 52.17 52.30 52.36

+.01 +.01 +.03 +.04 +.05 +.04

Est. sales 135,821. Wed’s sales 96,173 Wed’s open int. 325,348, -865 SOYBEAN MEAL (CBOT) 100 tons- dollars per ton Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Aug 12 Sep 12 Oct 12

323.10 322.40 324.70 325.30 324.00 321.70

327.20 328.90 331.20 330.30 328.40 322.80

319.80 321.80 324.20 325.30 323.00 321.70

323.40 325.30 327.80 327.20 325.80 322.80

+1.10 +1.00 +1.10 +1.30 +1.60 +2.80

Est. sales 99,251. Wed’s sales 50,203 Wed’s open int. 200,396, -1,862 COTTON 2 (ICE) 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Oct 12 Dec 12 Mar 13

93.59 94.86 96.20 94.53 96.00

94.88 96.13 97.15 95.15 96.17

92.69 94.12 95.33 94.00 96.00

94.21 95.49 96.56 96.39 95.06 96.17

30-YR T-BONDS 3.00%


Settle Chg.

WHEAT (CBOT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel 664 681 694Ÿ 706ß 723¿ 737¿


+.82 +.70 +.58 +.58 +.59 +.85

Est. sales 23,874. Wed’s sales 30,413 Wed’s open int. 178,051, +5,365

125.52 129.12 128.30 130.00 132.80 133.40 133.85

125.62 129.27 128.42 130.00 133.07 133.80 134.30

124.95 128.55 127.90 129.70 132.65 133.22 133.60

155.72 157.77 158.75 160.00 159.75 160.00

155.72 158.12 159.05 160.30 159.80

125.15 128.90 128.10 129.75 132.97 133.80 134.30

154.97 157.50 158.40 159.67 159.75

155.37 157.92 158.77 160.12 159.80 160.10 160.00 160.00 160.00 159.10

-.55 -.32 -.42 -.30 -.25 -.20 ...

-.48 -.30 -.25 -.35 -.30 ... -.10 ...

(courtesy of ADM Grain, Hutchinson) Truck



Wheat Corn







6.27 bu.





6.17 bu.





6.29 bu.





6.32 bu.





6.33 bu.






6.10 bu.



6.10 bu.

Prices One Year Ago NA


Garden City Co-op 2/2


Dodge City Co-op 2/2


Feb 12 Apr 12 May 12 Jun 12 Jul 12 Aug 12 Oct 12 Dec 12 Feb 13 Apr 13


87.20 89.52 97.30 98.57 98.70 98.02 88.50 84.10 84.90 85.90

87.57 89.75 97.55 98.75 99.15 98.22 88.85 84.47 85.15 86.10

-.05 -.60 +.15 -.20 +.10 -.18 +.20 +.27 +.25 +.10

Est. sales 9,801. Wed’s sales 53,482 Wed’s open int. 246,551, -2,194




2/2 2/2

Settle Chg.

NATURAL GAS (NYMX) 10,000 mm btu’s, $ per mm btu Mar 12




2.554 +.172

Apr 12




2.715 +.180

May 12




2.819 +.181

Est. sales 528,106. Wed’s sales 442,747 Wed’s open int. 1,211,050, +7,720 LIGHT SWEET CRUDE (NYMX) 1,000 bbl.- dollars per bbl. Mar 12




96.36 -1.25

Apr 12




96.74 -1.25

May 12




97.17 -1.24

Est. sales 733,025. Wed’s sales 618,838 Wed’s open int. 1,417,999, +18,125 HEATING OIL (NYMX) 42,000 gal, cents per gal Mar 12 305.00

306.94 302.90 305.29 +.74

Apr 12 302.97

304.86 300.94 303.29 +.55

May 12 301.62

302.70 299.36 301.34 +.52

Est. sales 145,198. Wed’s sales 141,142 Wed’s open int. 278,975, +4,075



6.33 bu.




6.21 bu.




6.08 bu.


6.13 bu.


6.48 bu.

Mar 12 May 12 Jul 12 Sep 12 Dec 12 Mar 13 May 13 Jul 13

Hays Midland Marketing 2/2



Kansas Ethanol Lyons (courtesy of TMA) 2/2






Settle Chg.

719 725 736

723¿ 728 736

714 722 729¿

717ß 726 733¿ 744Ÿ 762 773¿ 775¿ 763¿

-4ß -4ß -4ß -5ß -4 -3 -3 -3

Est. sales .... Wed’s sales 24,399 Wed’s open int. 147,387, +533








WINTER WHEAT (KCBT) 5,000 bu minimum- cents per bushel




Local Markets HUTCHINSON: (Courtesy of Cargill Grain) Wheat – $7.23 bu. Milo - $6.33 bu. Soybeans - $11.92 bu. Corn - $6.58 bu. New Crop Wheat – $6.98 bu. New Crop Milo - $5.29 bu. New Crop Soybean – $11.74 bu. New Crop Corn – $5.49 bu. HUTCHINSON: (Courtesy of ADM Grain Co.) Wheat – $7.23 bu. Milo - $6.33 bu. Soybeans- $11.77 bu. New Crop Wheat - $6.99 bu. New Crop Milo - $5.29 bu. New Crop Soybeans - $11.64 bu.

Daily grain price fluctuations

Irsik/Doll Hutchinson

87.77 90.77 97.55 99.35 99.22 98.60 88.90 84.50 85.25 86.25




Est. sales 1,961. Wed’s sales 7,607 Wed’s open int. 45,484, +778 HOGS-Lean (CME) 40,000 lbs.- cents per lb. 87.50 90.35 97.35 99.00 98.95 98.47 88.50 84.15 84.90 86.10


CRUDE OIL $96.36

Settle Chg.

Est. sales 15,053. Wed’s sales 61,326 Wed’s open int. 341,082, +1,757 FEEDER CATTLE (CME) 50,000 lbs.- cents per lb. Mar 12 Apr 12 May 12 Aug 12 Sep 12 Oct 12 Nov 12 Jan 13





7.45 +.09


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NovaGld g


9.50 -.83

Vol (00) Last Chg

Zynga n

572821 12.39+1.79

S&P500ETF 1028071 132.68 +.21


64533 12.63 -.20


515831 29.95 +.06


684164 43.16 +.12

RareEle g


7.67 +.72


360225 19.80





1.70 +.35

PwShs QQQ 359997 61.21 +.19


571203 21.11 -.20

YM Bio g


2.17 -.13


7.86 +.75


Last Chg %Chg


Last Chg %Chg



Chg %Chg

KeeganR g


11.31 +1.57 +16.1

SeabGld g


17.24 +2.04 +13.4

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+.72 +10.4



13.78 +1.60 +13.1

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5.39 +1.00 +22.8








+.35 +11.7

+.70 +16.9

342826 26.49 -.06

8.75 +3.04 +53.2




22.80 +2.64 +13.1



MagyarBc MediciNova

4.70 +1.35 +40.3 2.46

+.57 +30.2

66.42 +12.79 +23.8 +.42 +21.9


24.41 -5.21 -17.6







8.27 -1.72 -17.2

NovaGld g





5.50 -1.31 -19.2


40.40 -6.43 -13.7






14.07 -3.04 -17.8

PacBkrM g





21.20 -4.40 -17.2







ProUShtNG 88.32 -13.83 -13.5 Unifi

8.50 -1.31 -13.4

DIARY Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows

DIARY 1,711 1,281 131 3,123 205 8

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows

4.25 -1.05 -19.8

20.94 -4.26 -16.9

DIARY 267 192 38 497 30 4

Advanced Declined Unchanged Total issues New Highs New Lows

1,519 985 125 2,629 165 14

COMMODITIES REVIEW Copper prices fell Thursday ahead of a key

Copper often is considered a gauge of eco-

U.S. jobs report that could shed more light on the

nomic health because it is used in a wide range

pace of U.S. economic growth.

of products from building pipes and wires to

Investors sold copper to take profits because

consumer electronics. The price has risen about

of ongoing concerns about the slowing global

10 percent this year on signs that the U.S. econo-

economy, particularly the impact that Europe’s

my is getting healthier.

sovereign debt crisis may have on demand. The government reports Friday on how many

Phillip Streible, a senior commodities broker for R.J. O’Brien, said he thinks the price may

jobs the nation created in January and the unem-

continue to fall until investors have a better idea

ployment rate. In December, employers added

of what’s ahead for the global economy.

200,000 jobs, and the rate was 8.5 percent.

Copper for March delivery declined 6.1 cents,

or 1.6 percent, to finish at $3.781 per pound. Other commodities were mostly higher on mixed economic news. Weekly unemployment claims fell 12,000 to a

With the exception of copper, metals finished

New York Mercantile Exchange. That’s up about

higher. Gold for April delivery rose $9.80 to finish

23 cents from a 10-year low that was hit last

at $1,759.30 per ounce. March silver increased


36.8 cents to finish at $34.175 per ounce, April

Benchmark crude fell $1.25 to end at $96.36

seasonally adjusted 367,000, the Labor Depart-

platinum rose $6.70 to $1,629.90 an ounce and

per barrel, heating oil rose 0.74 cent to $3.0529 per

ment said. The four-week moving average fell to

March palladium ended up $10.95 at $707.65 per

gallon and gasoline futures declined 2.33 cents to

375,750, the lowest since June 2008.


$2.8689 per gallon.

But the January retail sales picture was di-

Energy prices were mixed. Natural gas

In March agriculture contracts, wheat fell

vided. Discount and high-end stores fared well

climbed 7.2 percent after the government said

11.5 cents to finish at $6.6275 per bushel, corn

but many mid-priced clothing chains were hurt

supplies shrank last week. The price rose 17.2

rose 1 cent to $6.43 per bushel and soybeans end-

because of the unseasonably mild weather.

cents to finish at $2.554 per 1,000 cubic feet on the

ed up 1.75 cents at $12.17 per bushel.

US stocks flat ahead of unemployment report THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Investors coasted on Thursday, leaving stocks unchanged while they looked ahead to Friday for a major jobs report. U.S. government bonds hardly moved, and neither did European stocks. U.S. stocks rose slightly in the morning after the Labor Department said the four-week average of unemployment claims fell to 375,750, the lowest since June 2008 and enough to suggest a steadily improving job market. The more important numbers come Friday, when the government releases the number of jobs created in January and the unemployment rate. In December, the country added 200,000 jobs, and the rate was 8.5 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average traded in a narrow range all day, between a gain of 25 points and a loss of 40. It closed down 11.05 points at 12,705.41. In the 274 trading days since the beginning of 2011, the Dow has traded in a narrower range only 25 times. The broader Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 1.45, or 0.1 percent, to 1,325.54. The Nasdaq composite rose 11.41 points, or 0.4 percent, to 2,859.68. Bond traders stayed on the sidelines, too. The price of the benchmark 10-year Treasury note rose 6.2 cents for every $100 invested, and the yield inched down to 1.82 percent from 1.83 percent Wednesday. U.S. mining stocks rose after British mining company Xstrata PLC confirmed it is in merger discussions with commodities trader Glencore International PLC. In the U.S., Newmont Mining Corp. rose 1.9 percent, Alcoa was up 2.2 percent, and iron ore and coal

Richard Drew/Associated Press

Trader Luigi Muccitelli, second left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Thursday. U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday as a mixed bag of retail sales reports and unemployment claims data failed to push stocks in either direction. miner Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. rose 0.3 percent. The deal is a signal to investors that mining companies are trading at low prices compared with the commodities they mine, said Nathan Rowader, director of investments at Forward Management in San Francisco. Health insurer Cigna dropped 3.4 percent after its earnings fell short of expectations as it absorbed higher corporate and medical costs. Pfizer fell 0.8 percent after recalling birth-control pills. Retailers were a patchwork of

rising and falling stocks, reflecting their patchwork of January sales results. Costco and Target came in better than expected. Macy’s and Dillard’s fell short. Costco rose 2.8 percent, and Target rose 1.1 percent. Gap rose 10.7 percent after revenue at its high-end Banana Republic stores rose 6 percent. Abercrombie & Fitch Co. fell 13.8 percent to a one-year low after it said higher markdowns and cotton costs mean its adjusted fourth-quarter profit and revenue will be less than analysts

had expected. Last year, investors were so worried about a financial disaster in Europe that U.S. companies with strong earnings have been undervalued, said Tim Courtney, chief investment officer of Burns Advisory Group in Oklahoma City.

Now, he said, stock prices are catching up. The S&P is up 5.4 percent this year, the Dow 4 percent. “Right now the market is going up just on the absence of bad news, on the absence of that worst-case scenario materializing,” he said. Stocks in Europe closed nearly flat or up slightly. Britain’s FTSE 100 index rose 0.1 percent. Germany’s DAX was 0.6 percent higher, and the CAC-40 in France rose 0.3 percent. The euro was also subdued after recent gains, trading slightly lower at $1.315. In other corporate news: ● Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., which makes Keurig cup coffee brewers, rose a hot 24 percent after it said firstquarter revenue more than doubled, margins tripled, and net income rose more than 40-fold. ● MasterCard rose 6.7 percent after adjusted profits beat Wall Street expectations. ● Starwood Hotels & Resorts World Inc., which operates Sheraton and Westin hotels, fell 1.6 percent after it said its fourth-quarter profit dropped 51 percent because it set aside money for an unfavorable legal decision. Natural gas prices climbed more than 7 percent after the government said the nation’s supplies shrank last week. Natural gas hit a 10-year low last month. Benchmark crude oil fell $1.25 to end at $96.36 per barrel in New York because of weak demand.

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