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Security at airport is good, worker says BY MOLLY MCMILLIN The Wichita Eagle

Rickey Welch arrived at his job as a sheet metal technician at Yingling Aviation on Friday at his usual time, about 4:20 a.m. But when he got inside, he was told the hangar bay where he worked was closed for security reasons. The line service person who told him didn’t know why. “Maybe somebody important is coming in,” Welch said he first speculated. Pilots of general aviation aircraft from around the country patronize Yingling, located at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. It wasn’t until later that he learned that a Hawker Beechcraft Services avionics technician who worked next door, Terry Lee Loewen, had been charged in a planned suicide bombing plot as he attempted to Please see AIRPORT, Page 17A Mike Hutmacher/The Wichita Eagle

WSU student Huston Howery is a volunteer test subject. The research partly involves comparing driver ability when reading text on a cellphone vs. when wearing Google Glass, which has an interactive screen that dangles in front of one eye.


ibo He is a professor of psychology. He currently spends 16 hours a day studying how we’ve recently begun trying to accidentally kill ourselves and others. Just a few years ago, drunken driving was the one big killer on our roads. Now we have two. Drunken driving still kills 30 people a day. But hundreds of thousands of us began talking on cellphones while driving just a few years back. Then more people did it – and added texting while driving. Then even more people

made calls, texted – and began “webbing while driving.” With only one hand on the wheel, they swipe their thumb on the screen of their smartphone, log onto the Internet and chat on Facebook, tweet on Twitter, watch videos and look at photographs. Suddenly, distracted driving kills nine people a day. Dr. He thinks this will get worse. Distracted driving last year killed 3,328 people and injured 421,000, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Four years ago, 13 percent of all drivers in a survey told State Farm that they drove Please see DRIVING, Page 16A

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WSU professor Jibo He is conducting research on distracted driving. Dr. He is inventing an app that would shut off our smart devices while we drive.

“Imagine driving down Kellogg for eight seconds or so, blindfolded, at 65 mph ... at rush hour.” Lt. Joe Schroeder of the Wichita Police


Poor attendance could hurt pop’s chances BY DEB GRUVER The Wichita Eagle

nout, which was bolstered by a Groupon deal that offered tickets for as low as $29, including fees. The original Disappointing turnout at prices ranged from $39.50 to the John Mayer concert at Intrust Bank Arena may hurt $69.50, plus fees. The top complaint Boleski Wichita’s chances of getting more pop music at the down- receives about the arena, which opened in 2010, is that town venue. That’s arena general manag- it attracts only country acts. But country is what sells in er A.J. Boleski’s fear after the this market. Taylor Swift and Dec. 1 concert brought in Luke Bryan both brought in fewer than 7,000 people. audiences of more than “It’ll challenge us for the 10,000 people in the third future,” he said of the tur©2013 The Wichita Eagle and Beacon Publishing Co., 825 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202.

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Sarah Loewen, the ex-wife of Terry Lee Loewen, who is accused of plotting to bomb Wichita Mid-Continent Airport, says he used to be mellow and peaceful.

quarter. Rascal Flatts drew 8,800. “Success for one type of show breeds more of that type of show,” Boleski said during an interview last week, calling country the “bread and butter of concerts for our area.” If people want other types of acts to come to the arena, people need to come out for them, he said. John Mayer plays a mix of

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Ex-wife of bomb suspect: That’s not the man I knew BY MOLLY MCMILLIN The Wichita Eagle

In the 10 years Terry Lee Loewen was married to his now ex-wife, Sarah, he was a peaceful, easygoing, quiet man. Loewen, a native Wichitan and graduate of Heights High School, had loving parents and a normal childhood, Sarah Loewen said. “Terry didn’t like confrontation; he was never one to start a fight,” she said. “He was so mellow.” He was a good father to their son, Damien, 24, she said. Terry Loewen has not been part of her life for a long time, Loewen said. Today, she’s angry for what he’s done and what he’s putting their son through. The man who authorities say was capable of planning a suicide attack on Wichita Mid-Continent

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able differences in seeking to end her marriage in court documents filed on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. Kardashian, a younger sister of the better-known TV celebrity Kim Kardashian, married Odom, 34, a former player for the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks, in September 2009 after a whirlwind romance. The wedding was featured on the E! channel reality show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Keeping Up with the Kardashians.â&#x20AC;? The couple have no children together.

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Jingle Ball in New York Miley Cyrus headlined the annual Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden, performing her hits â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wrecking Ballâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;We Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Stop.â&#x20AC;? Lindsay Lohan introduced the singer Friday night, saying she loves that Cyrus is being â&#x20AC;&#x153;herself.â&#x20AC;? Wild child Cyrus sang onstage in a shimmery red ensemble resembling a Christmas ornament. Other performers included Selena Gomez, Enrique Iglesias and Robin Thicke, who asked the crowd: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I wonder who Miley Cyrus will twerk on tonight?â&#x20AC;? Ariana Grande shined as she belted songs such as â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Wayâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Honeymoon Avenueâ&#x20AC;? in Mariah Carey form. Girl group Fifth Harmony also impressed vocally, while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Pitbull ignited the crowd during their high energy sets. Paramore, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy and Austin Mahone also performed.

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Steve Carell says "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" was his easiest movie ever. dent Obama. Earlier this year, Arsenio Hall swept in and poached his executive producer and other key staffers. Oh, and the tendons in his ankles needed surgery. Life ainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always easy for Tavis Smiley. No need for a pity party: The 49-year-old veteran broadcaster last month signed a new two-year deal with PBS for his self-titled late-night talk show, where VIPs from general-turnedstatesman Colin Powell to dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov to author Amy Tan have turned up for in-depth discussions. He also co-hosts, with the scholar Cornel West, the public radio show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Smiley & West.â&#x20AC;? As one of the most recognizable black media personalities in America, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sufficiently well-known that next year heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s due for his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But as Smiley recounted from his south Los Angeles offices one morning recently,

the PBS deal was hardly a foregone conclusion, given some of the hurdles heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s faced in this, his 10th year on the network. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This year was supposed to be a celebration of all the stuff we had done together,â&#x20AC;? he said, his briefcase crammed with dog-eared folders containing documents related to his various current projects. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s getting harder and harder to make this stuff work,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Every week, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m beating my head against a wall, trying to raise money.â&#x20AC;?

Kardashian divorce Reality television personality Khloe Kardashian has filed for divorce from her husband of four years, NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, capping months of reports that the couple's relationship had turned rocky. Kardashian cited irreconcil-

ABCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;This Weekâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Secretary of State John Kerry. NBCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Meet the Pressâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and National Security Agency. CBS' â&#x20AC;&#x153;Face the Nationâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill. CNNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;State of the Unionâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Peter Orszag, former Obama White House budget chief; Douglas HoltzEakin, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fox News Sundayâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America; Carlee Soto, whose sister was killed in the Newtown, Conn., shooting; former astronaut Mark Kelly, whose wife, ex-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was shot in a 2011 attack.

Another year older Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthdays: Actorcomedian Tim Conway, 80 â&#x20AC;Ś singer Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes, 74 â&#x20AC;Ś drummer Dave Clark of the Dave Clark Five, 71 â&#x20AC;Ś drummer Carmine Appice of Vanilla Fudge, 67 â&#x20AC;Ś actor Don Johnson, 64 â&#x20AC;Ś actor Justin Ross, 59 â&#x20AC;Ś bassist Paul Simonon of The Clash, 58 â&#x20AC;Ś country singer Doug Phelps (The Kentucky Headhunters, Brothers Phelps), 53 â&#x20AC;Ś actress Helen Slater, 50 â&#x20AC;Ś actor Michael Shanks (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Stargate SG-1â&#x20AC;?), 43 â&#x20AC;Ś actor Stuart Townsend (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Queen of the Damnedâ&#x20AC;?), 41 â&#x20AC;Ś actor Adam Brody (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The O.C.â&#x20AC;?), 34 â&#x20AC;Ś actress Michelle Dockery (â&#x20AC;&#x153;Downton Abbeyâ&#x20AC;?), 32 â&#x20AC;Ś actor George O. Gore II (â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Wife and Kidsâ&#x20AC;?), 31.

TOP STORIES ONLINE The most-viewed stories on Saturday: 1. Terry Lee Loewen charged in planned suicide bombing at Wichita airport 2. Neighbors describe terrorism suspect Terry Lee Loewen 3. Jovan Belcherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body exhumed for brain examination 4. Suspect would have been screened by FBI for airport badge access, says official 5. Trans-Siberian Orchestra fans receptive to change in show 6. Tennessee, Wichita State plan to muscle up in the middle 7. Scorpionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first flight a milestone for Textronâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tactical jet 8. Share the Season: Retired teacher raising grandson has no financial help 9. Man stabbed at downtown Wichita hotel 10. Two men arrested following shooting, manhunt north of Wichita

Scientists turn to tiny plastic threats to waters plastic particles than are found in oceans. In recent months, major cosmetics companies have NORTH EAST, Pa. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The pledged to phase out the use newest environmental threat of the beads in favor of natto the Great Lakes is very, ural alternatives, though they very small. say the shift could take two Tiny plastic beads used in years or more. hundreds of toiletries like Some have questioned facial scrubs and toothpaste whether the spheres are acare slipping through water tually getting through wastetreatment plants and turning water treatment plants. So up by the tens of millions in Sherri A. Mason, an environthe Great Lakes. There, fish mental chemist at the State and other aquatic life eat University of New York in them along with the polluFredonia, has spent the past tants they carry â&#x20AC;&#x201C; which two summers trolling the scientists fear could be working their way back up the food Great Lakes with a fine-mesh net. Mason has collected more chain to humans. Scientists have worried about than 100 samples, which her students examine minutely plastic debris in the oceans for for beads and other debris. decades but have focused on Those samples suggest conenormous accumulations of floating junk. More recently, the centrations of as much as 1.1 million bits of microplastics question of smaller bits has per square mile in some parts gained attention, since plastics of the lakesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; surfaces, with degrade so slowly and become beads making up more than coated with poisons in the wa60 percent of the samples. ter, like PCBs. She has found beads in all five Recent studies have drawn of the lakes, with the greatest attention to the Great Lakes, concentrations in Lakes Erie where there may be even and Ontario. greater concentrations of BY JOHN SCHWARTZ New York Times

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Cultivated speech skills CENTENNIAL, Colo. — A teenager who wounded a fellow student before killing himself at a suburban Denver high school entered the building with a shotgun, a machete, three Molotov cocktails and ammunition strapped to his body, likely intending to track down a librarian who had disciplined him, authorities said Saturday. After firing a round down a hallway, Karl Pierson, 18, shot a fellow student who just happened to be sitting nearby with a friend as he headed toward the library. Claire Davis, 17, was shot in the head at point-blank range and remained hospitalized Saturday in critical condition. Pierson set off one of the devices but killed himself just one minute and 20 seconds after entering the building because he knew a sheriff’s deputy assigned to the school was closing in, Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said at a news conference. Pierson’s original target was believed to be a librarian who coached the school’s speech and debate team. The librarian, whose name was not released, had disciplined the teen in September for reasons that haven’t been disclosed. The librarian was able to escape the school unharmed, Robinson said. The sheriff also said Davis appeared to be a random target. Based on Pierson’s arsenal, Robinson believes the teen intended to hurt many others at the school just eight miles from Columbine High School, scene of a previous school shooting. “His evil intent was to harm multiple individuals,” Robinson said. Pierson legally purchased his shotgun at a local store a week before the shooting and bought the ammunition the day of the shooting. Anyone 18 or older is allowed to buy a shotgun in Colorado; those over 21 can legally buy a handgun. According to Robinson, Pierson fired another round down the hallway after wounding Davis. Pierson then entered the library, fired one shot and detonated one Molotov cocktail, which caused three bookshelves to catch fire. After that, he fired a fifth round, ran to a corner and shot himself. Robinson said investigators believe Pierson made some kind of threat in September, after the librarian disciplined him. “We are looking into that, to the degree that it was understood, and then what interactions or interventions took place,” the sheriff said. No other details on the threat were released. Students and a teacher described Pierson as a smart and sometimes goofy student who often talked about his beliefs during class, sometimes even debating his teachers. They said he was outspoken about his communistleaning political views. They also said he was an Eagle Scout who finished at the top of speech competitions. Pierson competed in extemporaneous speaking – in which students prepare short speeches on current events – in the National Forensic League’s national tournament in June in Birmingham, Ala. He didn’t advance to the elim-

“I think he (Pierson) really cultivated his speech and argument skills and really thought that was a big part of his identity,” said Steve Miles, an English teacher who taught Pierson as a freshman. Zach Runberg, 18, a fellow senior from Pierson’s English class, said the teen was funny and made intelligent jokes. “He would speak for himself,” Runberg said. “He would not be afraid to tell someone how he feels.” Pierson, whose parents were divorced, lived at least part of the time with his mother in a higher-end neighborhood in suburban Highlands Ranch. The home and others around it have threecar garages, and a country

club is nearby. The front door of the home was covered with plywood Saturday after authorities conducted a search overnight. Challon Winer, who lives across the street from Pierson’s home, said he often would see the teen mowing the lawn or shoveling snow from the driveway. “I noticed that he didn’t look extremely happy, but he was a teenager,” subject to the normal moods of that age group, Winer said. In recent days, the teen’s schedule appeared to change, and he left the house a little later than usual, Winer said. Winer said Pierson’s mother, Barbara Pierson, has worked with the Neighborhood Watch group and sometimes sent e-mails reminding residents about safety precautions. “She seemed aware of what was going on,” Winer

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ARENA From Page 1A pop, rock and blues. His concert was crucial to the arena because it was a “baby step” to getting bigger pop acts, Boleski said. “If you want Justin Timberlake, you’re going to have to start somewhere,” he said. “It’s about supporting a John Mayer.” Boleski said the John Mayer show needed “a couple thousand more” people in the seats to be successful. Emily Russell, 23, benefited from the smaller-than-hopedfor crowd. “We got moved to a better seat,” she said. When she and her friend arrived at the arena for the concert, they found their section blocked off. Arena staff members directed them to a section closer to the stage. Russell was disappointed the concert didn’t sell out. “You have to get the higher numbers” to attract big acts, she said. “If he would have sold out, that would have been a good thing, but he didn’t sell out,” Russell said. The John Mayer show was the first concert Russell had attended at the arena. She also has been to some sporting events at the arena. She told The Eagle through the Public Insight Network that she would like to see more variety at the arena. She has been to Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City to see Boyz II Men, 98 Degrees and New Kids on the Block. She also has been to concerts at Hartman Arena, which is near the old Kansas Coliseum on North I-135. And she has attended the outdoor Warped Tour in Bonner Springs twice. “I was very excited that John Mayer came to Wichita. I enjoyed the concert and will for sure go again when he comes back to town,” she said in her response through the network. “Everyone I

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talked to about the show really had a good time and was happy to see John Mayer in Wichita.” She said that show and the Elton John concert in the arena’s first year were the only ones she felt were worth attending. Russell planned to see the Wichita State University’s men’s basketball game against Tennessee on Saturday, and she plans to go to the Kansas State University game against Gonzaga.

Arena’s sellouts Boleski noted that the arena has held six sellout events this year: Winter Jam, a Christian music show; Taylor Swift; Blake Shelton; the Eagles; Luke Bryan; and an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game. Three of those acts were country shows. George Strait’s April 4 concert at the arena is already sold out, he said. The arena also set attendance records at the venue this year for Cirque du Soleil, the Harlem Globetrotters and Disney on Ice. Boleski said he and arena staff members are always hustling to get acts to come to Wichita. “But at the end of the day, is the show going to be supported, and are they going to sell tickets?” he said. Ron Holt, assistant manager for the county who oversees culture and recreation, said he isn’t as concerned as Boleski is about how the John

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE? The Eagle asked people through the Public Insight Network what they thought of concerts at Intrust Bank Arena and what musical acts they would most like to see there. Several people said anything but country or anybody except the acts that keep coming back. Acts mentioned included Eminem, Nelly, Lady Gaga and Bruno Mars. Those most commonly mentioned: Paul McCartney, Katy Perry, Rolling Stones, Santana and Earth, Wind and Fire. Here’s what a few people said: ■ Karen Jerman: “I marvel at the concerts they have at the (Stiefel Theatre) in Salina. I would have liked to see Jethro Tull here, Mumford & Sons, Stevie Nicks. There were numerous other concerts which have been touring I would pay to see. Not country, but mostly the ‘oldie’ tours.” ■ Loren Esslinger: “If the pricing was right, every event at the arena would be a sellout.” ■ Ronald Daray: “I will never buy a ticket for a country music act. If they refuse to bring in rock, blues, pop acts, I will continue to take my money to spend in Kansas City, including staying in nice boutique hotels and dining at their fine eating establishments.” ■ Ric Camargo: “No one has come that I haven’t seen already or I just don’t like them. All there is country music. Coun-

try music is fine, but come on all the time! All taxpayers contributed to the building of the arena, and the options of style of music provided is not culturally even.” ■ Colin Adams: “Variety is incredibly lacking in the concerts held at Intrust Bank Arena. There are numerous genres out there and just because those are the stereotypical ‘Kansas’ genres doesn’t mean they’re the only ones.”




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son who is at risk, and they talk to each other,” he said. Christopher Hayes, 40, has seen Kid Rock and James Taylor at the arena. He is from Lincoln, Neb., but has lived in Wichita for 19 years. He’s a big Prince fan and would like to see him, Alanis Morissette and Justin Timberlake come to Wichita. “It seems that the new arena they have in Lincoln has taken off nicely as they have had big acts perform there that aren’t coming to Wichita,” he wrote in his Public

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been none, notably with regard to real-time location tracking. â&#x20AC;&#x153;If this article does effectively expand the existing regime to adapt it to the missions and reality of our intelligence services, it especially reinforces oversight as compared with the current situation,â&#x20AC;? Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told the Senate. This argument suggests, analysts say, that the government has either staked out rights to a vast new range of surveillance practices, or acknowledged that it has already been collecting far more data, under far less regulated circumstances, than people seem to have been aware of. Neither prospect is terribly comforting to the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opponents. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We feel that anything can be placed under the heading â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;national security,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? said ClĂŠmence Bectarte, a lawyer for

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Oversight is new The French intelligence agencies have little experience justifying their practices. Parliamentary oversight, for instance, did not begin until 2007. The Association des Services Internet Communautaires, an advocacy group whose members include AOL, eBay, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and several top French Internet companies, discovered the new legislation essentially by chance. The government denies any effort to shield the law from public scrutiny. The bill went through four votes in Parliament, noted one government official.


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lands and airspace that are also claimed by Japan. In announcing the zone, the Chinese said they would require planes entering the area to file advance flight plans, a demand that the United States and Japan have both defied. The information office at the Chinese Ministry of National Defense did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Cowpens was observing the Chinese carrier, the Liaoning, as it made its first voyage in the South China Sea from its home base in Qingdao, the headquarters of China’s North Sea Fleet, the defense official and U.S. Navy experts said. All of them spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. The Chinese vessel cut across the bow of the U.S. ship at a distance of less than 200 yards, the defense official said. The vessel was similar to a U.S. tank landing ship and was accompanying the aircraft carrier. The tactic of the Chinese ship “was particularly aggressive” and “unhelpful in trying to increase cooperation between the two navies,” he said.

Analysts said the tense encounter underscored the dangers of the current situation in the area. “This illustrates the anxieties between the United States and China, and it is very troubling,”

said Lyle J. Goldstein, an associate professor at the China Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College in Rhode Island. “Neither side knows the other’s red lines.” U.S. officials said the Cow-

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Mandela makes final journey home in South Africa and placed in a convoy for the 20-mile trip toward Qunu. Residents and people who had traveled for hours QUNU, South Africa â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Nelthronged a road leading to son Mandela came home Qunu, singing and dancing as Saturday. A hearse carrying Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mandela T-shirts were handed out. body drove into his homeâ&#x20AC;&#x153;We got up this morning at town in rural South Africa 2 a.m. and drove from Port ahead of burial Sunday, reElizabeth â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s about seven turning the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s peacehours â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and we got here maker to the place where he now. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re waiting to show had always wanted to die. our last respects to Madiba,â&#x20AC;? It was here in Qunu that Mandela roamed the hills and said Ebrahim Jeftha, using Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clan name. tended livestock as a youth, Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s widow, Graca absorbing lessons about disMachel, and his former wife, cipline and consensus from Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, traditional chiefs. From here tearfully embraced at he embarked on a journey â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the â&#x20AC;&#x153;long walk to freedom,â&#x20AC;? as Mthatha airport when the he put it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that thrust him to casket arrived. Mandela had been impristhe forefront of black South oned for 27 years for opposAfricansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; struggle for equal ing racist apartheid and rights that resonated around emerged in 1990 to forge a the world. As motorcyclists in uniform new democratic South Africa and armored personnel carri- by promoting forgiveness and ers escorted the vehicle carry- reconciliation. He became president in 1994 after South ing Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s casket to the Africaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first all-race demofamily compound, people cratic elections. lining the route sang, apThe late president died in plauded and, in some cases, his Johannesburg home on wept. Dec. 5 at age 95. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When I saw the hearse His body lay in state for passing, I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hold my three days this week, drawing excitement. I felt like I was huge crowds of South Afriholding him by the hand,â&#x20AC;? cans who mourned his death said Norma Khobo. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was and celebrated his successful very exciting I saw him.â&#x20AC;? struggle against apartheid. The vehicle carrying Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s casket, covered with a national flag, arrived at the Greeting at home family compound under cloudy skies at 4 p.m. It was acWhen Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s body arcompanied by an enormous rived at Mthatha airport, convoy of police, military and soldiers in full dress regalia, other vehicles, and a military men and women, were stahelicopter hovered overhead. tioned on foot on either side According to Xhosa tribal of the road as cows grazed tradition, Mandela was honnearby. Local residents lined ored as a leader by placing a the route, shielding themskin on the coffin, replacing selves from the sun with umthe flag. brellas. Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey started Mandela had longed to Saturday with pomp and spend his final months in his ceremony at an air base in the beloved rural village but incapital before being flown stead had spent them in a aboard a military plane to this hospital in Pretoria and then simple village in the widein his home in Johannesburg, open spaces of eastern South where he had remained in Africa. critical condition, suffering At the Mthatha airport, from lung problems and other Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s casket was welailments, until his death. comed by a military guard A problem that threatened


to mar the funeral appeared to be resolved late Saturday night when Archbishop Desmond Tutuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s spokesman said the Nobel Prize-winning cleric would attend Sundayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funeral. Earlier, Tutu had said he would not attend because he had not been invited or accredited as a clergyman. Spokesman Roger Friedman did not say what brought about the change in Tutuâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans. Earlier, Mac Maharaj, a spokesman for the presidency, said Tutu was on the guest list. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an important person, and I hope ways can be found for him to be there,â&#x20AC;? Maharaj said. In Qunu, residents expressed deep affection for Mandela. Many people carried small national flags or banners with a smiling image of Mandela. Periodically, police and other official vehicles passed by, heading to the compound. Khanyisa Qatolo, 28, was born in Qunu and attended childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas parties hosted by Mandela at his home when she was a child in the 1990s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I remember his smile,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I miss his smile.â&#x20AC;? Qatolo said she was disappointed that local residents would be unable to go to Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funeral, in line with local custom, and had instead been asked by officials to view the final rites on big video screens in the area. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The people of the community, they should be there, supporting the family,â&#x20AC;? she

said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I feel bad not to go there.â&#x20AC;? Milly Viljoen, 43, drove 12 hours through the night with a friend to stand on the roadside overlooking Mandelaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s compound in Qunu.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s befitting to see him to his final resting place,â&#x20AC;? she said. Viljoen, who was a student activist during apartheid, first saw Mandela when he appeared in Cape Town after he

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The icy moon Europa squirts water like a squishy bath toy when it’s kneaded by Jupiter’s gravity – and the Hubble Space Telescope has caught it in the act. The data captured by Hubble depict two huge geysers of water vapor spewing out of the moon, probably from cracks near its south pole. At 124 miles high, the geysers were tall enough to reach from Los Angeles to San Diego. The discovery, described Thursday in the journal Science, shows that Europa is still geophysically active and could

hold an environment friendly to life. “It’s exciting,” said Lorenz Roth, a planetary scientist at the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio and one of the lead authors of the study, which was presented at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. Europa isn’t the only squirty moon in our solar system: Saturn’s moon Enceladus has been caught spraying water from its south pole out of four parallel fractures, a formation that scientists have dubbed “tiger stripes.” These pretty plumes are the result of tidal forces. Just as our moon’s gravity squeezes and stretches the Earth a bit, causing

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Enceladus releases water when it’s just about as far from Saturn as it can get. So they made sure to point Hubble toward Europa when it was most distant from Jupiter, in December 2012. Sure enough, they caught a pair of plumes bearing clear signs of oxygen and hydrogen – the components of water vapor – shooting into space from near the southern pole. (Also as expected, when Europa was close to Jupiter, there were

no plumes to be seen.) Scientists can’t say exactly where the plumes are coming from. They could be releases from the ocean of liquid water thought to lie under the moon’s frozen surface or they could be the result of water changing from ice to gas as Europa’s ice sheets rub against each other. If the moon is still geophysically active, that could make it a prime environment for life, Pappalardo said.



China celebrates its first landing on the moon in space, experts said. The Chang'e-3 mission is to hone technology for future missions, while also doing exploration. The landing craft appears capable of carrying a payload more than a dozen times the weight of the 309-pound rover, Paul D. Spudis, a scientist at the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston, said in an e-mail. “Although it will do some new science, its real value is to flight-qualify a new and potentially powerful lunar surface payload delivery system,” Spudis said. A later Chang'e mission before 2020 is intended to bring back rocks and other samples from the moon, and that will need a much larger craft capable of sending a vehicle back to Earth. That mission will also need a more powerful launch rocket, which China is developing. Within a decade, China could also become the only country with an operating space station. The International Space Station, which has been open to astronauts from 15 countries, is due to be decommissioned by 2020,

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The onboard camera of the lunar probe Chang'e-3 took this picture of the moon surface shortly after landing. lunar travel. The instruments include radar to gather information about what lies as deep as 300 feet below the surface, Chinese space scientists have said. “There is the potential that some really interesting science could come out of this,” Chaikin said.

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Despite its benign name, China’s Jade Rabbit rover could kindle anxieties among some U.S. politicians and policymakers that the United States risks losing its preeminence in space in coming decades.

HONG KONG — China on Saturday became the third country to steer a spacecraft onto the moon, after its unmanned Chang'e-3 probe settled onto the Bay of Rainbows, state-run television reported. The United States and the Soviet Union are the other countries to have accomplished “soft” landings on the moon – in which a craft can work after landing – and 37 years have passed since the last such mission. The successful arrival of the Chang'e-3 after a 13-day journey from Earth was reported on Chinese state television. Chinese news websites displayed what they said was a photograph from the craft of the moon’s surface. At the time of the last soft landing, by the Soviet Union in 1976, Mao Zedong was a month from death and China was in the twilight of his chaotic Cultural Revolution. Now China, much richer and stronger, aspires to become a globally respected power, and the government sees a major presence in space as a key to acquiring technological prowess, military strength and status. Chinese media celebrated the landing as a demonstration of the country’s growing scientific stature. Television reports showed engineers at the mission control center in Beijing crying, embracing and taking pictures of one another on their cellphones. “The dream of the Chinese people across thousands of years of landing on the moon

and China’s own, much smaller station could be ready to go up about the same time, if preparations go smoothly. China is not among the countries allowed to use the international station.



Celebrities seek to boost health care enrollment BY MIKE DORNING Bloomberg News

at noon Thursday to his 4.7 million followers: “California is where I call home. Now you can #GetCovered if WASHINGTON — The Sexiest Man Alive is being enlist- you’re a resident. So hurry!” Four hours later, it had been ed to add some spice to signre- tweeted 680 times. ing up for Obamacare. Along with daily messages Pop singer Adam Levine, from celebrities, the “Tell a who won the designation Friend – Get Covered” camfrom People magazine last paign will include new web month, is among celebrities videos and images each week, promoting enrollment in an eight-hour streamed live online health insurance exevent in January and a web changes as part of a new sopage directing people to incial media campaign. surance exchanges and local With enrollment totals behind administration projec- enrollment assistance, Lee tions after the botched startup said. One of the videos being of the federal exchange, released on the Internet is 17 state exchanges joined by a rap on health care by an advocacy group are Obama impersonator Iman drawing on Obama administration allies in entertainment Crosson, who performs under the name Alphacat, he said. and sports to promote Organizers also will promote sign-ups, using social media such as Facebook and Twitter. web sharing of short videos Reprising a tactic President from people who secured health coverage through Obama employed in his 2012 Obamacare. re-election campaign, orgaMaker Studios, which nizers plan to use celebrity promotions and professionally claims to be the world’s largest provider of online produced videos aimed at video for young adults, is inspiring Americans to enproducing web videos for the courage friends to enroll. campaign, said Brittany GeldThe goal is generating 100 macher, a spokeswoman for million Internet contacts bethe studio. fore open enrollment closes Obama senior adviser ValeMarch 31. rie Jarrett hosted a White “The idea is a drumbeat of House meeting in July with dialogue, a drumbeat of discussion about coverage – not entertainers and industry executives including web about glitches, not about the video producers such as Funpolitics, not about the pundits,” said Peter Lee, executive ny or Die’s Mike Farah and YouTube Comedy’s Daniel director of Covered CaliforKellison to coordinate efforts nia, the state’s insurance exto promote Obamacare enrollchange, which led organizament. tion of the campaign. Anne Filipic, president of The roster includes televiEnroll America, an indepension star Fran Drescher of dent advocacy group that has “The Nanny,” actor Kal Penn joined the campaign, said of the “Harold and Kumar” celebrity promotions will movie series and former Women’s National Basketball primarily function as “a first step to raise awareness.” Association most valuable “We don’t think that, by player Lisa Leslie, according to the campaign’s organizers, seeing a tweet, suddenly milwho declined to provide a full lions of people will go get coverage,” said Filipic, a forlist before it gets under way. Penn previously worked as an mer Obama White House associate director of the White aide. “Adam Levine’s tweet helps us begin, and then we House Office of Public Encan have a substantive congagement. Levine posted his first Twit- versation about what’s availter message for the campaign able.”

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SAN FRANCISCO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; This may be remembered as the year smartphones became boring. Although high-definition displays on smartphones have gotten bigger and their cameras have gotten better, the pace of gee-whiz innovation has dawdled. Smartphone and software makers are working on ways to snap out of this technological lull, although it probably will be at least another year or two before breakthroughs revolutionize the design and function of mobile computing devices. In a foreshadowing of things to come, LG Electronics Inc. is boasting about the G Flex, a new phone with a

curved display. Previously available in South Korea and Singapore, the concave device arrived in Hong Kong on Friday. "We want to claim this as the future of smart devices," Ramchan Woo, the head of LG's mobile product planning division, said during a recent demonstration in San Francisco. If such visions are realized, smartphones and tablets will be equipped with display screens that can be rolled up like a scroll or folded like a wallet. Making the devices even easier to carry around will be important if software makers want to deepen the bond between people and their phones. That could happen as smarter tracking tools and voice-recognition technology let smartphones understand

habits and thoughts like a family member. The future smartphone "will be small enough to carry with you at all times without thinking about it, and it will be essential enough that you won't want to get rid of it," Silicon Valley futurist Paul Saffo said. "It will become a context engine. It will be aware of where it is, where you are going and what you need." The G Flex provides a peek at the shape of things to come. Despite its name, the G Flex isn't pliable. The device is slightly bowed from top to bottom, allowing it to curve toward a person's mouth when used for phone calls. It also has a curved battery, something LG says is a first for smartphones. LG applied a "self-healing" protective coat on the G Flex to automatically

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novelty than a mainstream product. The push to turn smartSmartphone evolution phones into more intelligent devices appears to be further More than anything, the G along than the attempts Flex is meant to begin the to transform the display smartphone's evolution from screens. the primitive state of flat Both Apple and Google Inc., screens. In theory, the curvedthe maker of the Android screen technology will lead operating system and the to bendable screens, which world's dominant search enwill then pave the way to gine, already offer voice recfoldable screens. If that progression plays out, it would be ognition technology and virpossible to fold a larger smart- tual assistants that enable phone so it can easily fit into a smartphones to engage in rudimentary conversations pocket. and offer helpful tips. The Another Korean company, Samsung Electronics Inc., also ultimate goal is for smartphones to become so intuitive is selling a concave smartand efficient that they reflexphone there. Unlike the G Flex's vertical bow, Samsung's ively cater to their owners' Galaxy Round curves horizon- needs. "You'll be speaking to the tally from left to right when phone, asking it to do things, it's held upright. With a price and it will be responding and tag of about $1,000, the actually doing what you inphone is more an expensive new app software, and says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sure he can produce one that saves lives and pleases users.

tend," said Dennis Woodside, CEO of Google's device-making subsidiary, Motorola Mobility. The technological advances could border on the supernatural, according to IDC analyst Ramon Llamas. He expects the future relationship between people and their phones to be akin to fictional billionaire Tony Stark's connection with the computercontrolled armor that he dons to become Iron Man, a comicbook hero popularized in a trilogy of movies starring Robert Downey Jr. If Llamas is right, future smartphones will become a person's navigator, security blanket, counselor and talisman. Without a smartphone to come to the rescue, a person may even feel reduced to being a mere mortal.

text and web. And when he hands them Google glasses. When Ellis tests students, he Investing in safety sees behaviors similar to those From Page 1A For the last five years, State on Dallas freeways: weaving, crossing lane lines, taking Farm has invested heavily in Two things at once risks. while â&#x20AC;&#x153;webbing.â&#x20AC;? This year, pleading with people to quit Ellis recently handed WSU People differ in safety psy24 percent admitted to it. texting, talking and webbing, freshman Huston Howery a chology from person to perYoung people under 25 also said Josh Bolduc, a State son, and from culture to cultold State Farm that half of Farm agent in Wichita. Bolduc pair of Google glasses and had him drive Dr. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $60,000 ture. Dr. He grew up in China. came to Dr. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office to them web while driving. auto simulator. He also had â&#x20AC;&#x153;Almost no one buckles on a explain. Dr. He thinks many people him drive simulation while safety belt in China,â&#x20AC;? he said. surveyed are lying from emThe company has tried a using his smartphone. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But a lot of Americans do.â&#x20AC;? barrassment. He thinks the little of everything, he said. Howery said he never texts Public opinion polls show real number of people texting, Bolduc himself asks clients, and drives. that most Americans favor talking and webbing while including young drivers and â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just too dangerlaws against distracted drivdriving is much higher; a their parents, to watch films ous,â&#x20AC;? he said. Courtesy of Wichita Police Department ing. And yet many people Penn State study he cited had he shows them about the He has ridden as a pasA distracted motorist rear-ended an unoccupied police car break those laws. 91 percent of the persons dangers of distracted driving. senger with friends who pull on Kellogg in April 2011. The officer was out of his car Thirty-nine states now have The company does public surveyed admitting to doing out their smartphones and assisting a stalled motorist and was not injured. The other laws prohibiting driving while education programs. it, some with children in the text or call. It made him nermotorist had only minor injuries. using a communications decar. State Farm also invested vice, Dr. He said. Imagine how bad it might money to help Dr. He research vous. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really see the value dent, he said. So there havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Most states seem to allow get in a year or so, Dr. He distracted driving behavior. Talking on cellphones of why they do this,â&#x20AC;? he said. been many confirmed disâ&#x20AC;&#x153;hands-freeâ&#x20AC;? communications Dr. He wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say how much, said. Google glasses will be â&#x20AC;&#x153;The texts are usually sometraction accidents. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; headsets instead of cellcommon. And that guy drivbut he said it was helpful to alone caused at least thing like: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Where are you â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s incredible, what phones. And many new deing toward you will have an much of his research. 1.1 million vehicle crashes vices are supplementing the at?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;? people do now,â&#x20AC;? Schroeder interactive screen dangling The company also offers The simulations made him said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like this has just manual typing of text with right before his distracted various driver monitoring in 2011 ... anywhere from more nervous. suddenly taken over our sohighly accurate voice dictaeyeball. programs, including with 213,000 to 694,000 more â&#x20AC;&#x153;Holding the phone, only ciety.â&#x20AC;? tion. apps and other equipment were caused by texting. one hand on the steering At any given daylight moBut both Atchley and Dr. He installed in cars to monitor Driving blindfolded wheel, I would catch myself ment across America, 660,000 said these devices are bad for and grade drivers, offering drifting or swerving. drivers are using cellphones Lt. Joe Schroeder of the driving, too. discounts to good drivers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Google glasses are a or manipulating electronic Wichita Police supervises â&#x20AC;&#x153;Your brain is not paying â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get some push-back devices while driving, accordaccident follow-up. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a full attention when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re from that; people ask whether little easier to use at the wheel â&#x20AC;Ś but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still distracting to the National Highway He said there are already longtime commander surboth driving and talking,â&#x20AC;? Big Brother is watching,â&#x20AC;? Traffic Safety Administration. apps that can shut off smart prised by what he sees every Atchley said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people Bolduc said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But for us this is ing.â&#x20AC;? His advice: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever use Talking on cellphones alone devices, a fact Dr. He conday. donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize this, but talking just a discount program. anything. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not worth the caused at least 1.1 million firmed. But the behavior that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Imagine driving down is one of the most difficult â&#x20AC;&#x153;It costs State Farm a lot of vehicle crashes in 2011, the prompts recklessness is so Kellogg for eight seconds or things we do.â&#x20AC;? money when people smash up risk.â&#x20AC;? National Safety Council estiaddictive that most of us, so, blindfolded, at 65 miles There are also interesting cars.â&#x20AC;? mates. It estimates that confronted by such an app, per hour, in heavy traffic, at psychological differences, Dr. But the company does all â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;No safe wayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; anywhere from 213,000 to will find a work-around, Atch- He said. Type A people probrush hour,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;No one this also to keep people from 694,000 more were caused by ley said. would say theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d do that. Atchley concurred. ably tend to drive distracted killing or injuring themselves texting. Young people, the group of â&#x20AC;&#x153;But when I drive in an â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bottom line for me is more, Dr. He said. or others. But it also thinks distracted drivers most at risk for death unmarked car, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like half of that there simply is no safe â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are the kind of people There are also lawsuits to behind the wheel, can be those who drive past me have driving is underreported. way to have these devices you see working out at the Y, worry about, Bolduc pointed There was one case where clever at finding worktheir heads down, looking in with you while youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re drivwhere they are reading a book out. If you are found liable, Wichita police were sure it arounds, he said. According to while running on the treadtheir laps.â&#x20AC;? ing,â&#x20AC;? you can lose property and a 2013 survey by State Farm, Driving while distracted is a happened: He thinks our new toys mill, two things at once,â&#x20AC;? he money in lawsuit settlements, In 2010, a man texting on 48 percent of young motorists said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are confident by traffic violation, he said. The Bolduc said. Your income can touch something deep in our Kellogg ran his car into the from 18 to 29 used mobile Kansas law says in part that psychologies. nature, and because they be garnished for decades if back of a patrol car that had phone-based Internet while â&#x20AC;&#x153;no person shall operate a They make us compulsive. havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had an accident yet, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough liabilstopped to help a stranded driving. motor vehicle on a public They get us addicted. they think they wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an ity insurance. The reason laws are impor- accident. road or highway while using a motorist. If the officer had And they sometimes kill us. been inside the patrol car, tant, even if we currently wireless communications He wishes Dr. He good luck â&#x20AC;&#x153;The more they drive and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Too dangerousâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ignore them, is that they set a text, the more they think they device to write, send or read a police said, he would have with his new app. But he has been killed. But he was outtone: that this behavior is written communication.â&#x20AC;? a simpler solution. When he moved to Wichita are good at doing two things. side â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and saw the other wrong, Atchley said. Distracted driving is really â&#x20AC;&#x153;You could put your phone several years ago, Jake Ellis But they are not good at eidriver texting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The first drunk driving law ther driving, or texting.â&#x20AC;? hard to prove. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like in your glove box,â&#x20AC;? he said. noticed that Wichitans didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t was passed in 1917, but no drunken driving, where youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re â&#x20AC;&#x153;But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s so addictive â&#x20AC;Ś if drive as distracted as people Dr. He said distracted drivone diligently enforced those either drunk, or not drunk. your phone went off in the ing can also lead to distracted in Dallas, where he is from. New apps laws until the 1970s,â&#x20AC;? Atchley messaging. Driving while Officers will seize cellâ&#x20AC;&#x153;In Dallas all you have to do glove box, you might be said. After the 1970s, public phones after an accident, if No law will stop this reckis look out the window at the tempted to pull it out. messaging someone can lead they find them ejected from â&#x20AC;&#x153;So the safest thing you lessness, Dr. He said. We canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pressure grew, anti-drunkento accidentally sending a boss next car, and you almost aldriving groups coached the cars. They check to see wheth- seem to help ourselves. could do when you drive is ways see distracted driving,â&#x20AC;? or a spouse an embarrassing populace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and laws set a er texts were sent or calls shut your phone off. So Dr. He is inventing an he said. message. tone. made at the time of the acciâ&#x20AC;&#x153;And put it in your trunk.â&#x20AC;? app that would shut off our Ellis works as Dr. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reHe knows of a man who Drunken driving deaths dent. smart devices while we drive. search assistant, putting WSU got a text from his wife, who dropped from 6.3 per 100,000 meant to send her dear husIf there is a fatality, Researchers who work with students into the seat of auto- Reach Roy Wenzl at 316-268-6219 Schroeder said, they will try him say heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a psych professor drivers in 1991 to 3.2 deaths mobile driving simulators. He or Follow band a birthday wish. But to get a search warrant for the with additional skill in writing by 2011, a fall of 49 percent, tests them as they drive and him on Twitter: @roywenzl. she texted: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Happy Birthday, according to the National phones. But even that probnew software. Highway Traffic Safety Adably wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t show whether a Paul Atchley is a professor driver was webbing while of psychology and the director ministration. Dr. He said Atchley makes driving. of the Cognitive Psychology good points. Usually, unless a witness Program at the University of â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really disagree tells police a driver was disKansas. He disagrees with Dr. except in what we emphatracted, there are few sure He a little, about the usefulsize,â&#x20AC;? Dr. He said. But heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ways for officers to know ness of laws, and whether going to keep working on that distraction caused an accinew apps can solve this.


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“He’s dead, in my books. He can rot in hell, for all I care.” Sarah Loewen, former wife of Terry Loewen ployee that he had been studying subjects such as jihad, martyrdom operations and Sharia Law. In August, the complaint said, he wrote that “Brothers like Osama bin Laden ... are a great inspiration to me, but I must be willing to give up everything (like they did) to truly feel like a obedient slave of Allah.” Loewen faces three federal charges: one count of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction, one count of attempting to damage property and one count of attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization that Loewen allegedly thought was alQaida in the Arabian Peninsula, based in Yemen. The news was a “total shock,” Sarah Loewen said. “It angers me to no end that my son has to deal with this,” she said. “I don’t know how he could do this to his child.” Her son and his father had a good relationship, she said. “They were close,” Sarah

ways on heightened senses when I go anywhere,” Collins said. “I always scan the room and get a feel for who’s in the area.” He lives in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman entered a movie theater last year and killed 12 people and wounded 70 others. “It’s sad that we live in a world like that,” Collins said. People aren’t going to stop going to movies or quit flying because of the fear of attacks, he said. If you let things like that dictate your life, Collins said, “You’ll live in a hole.” Reach Molly McMillin at 316-269-6708 or Follow her on Twitter: @mmcmillin.

Loewen said. “This is going to be a hard road for him (Damien).” She has not seen Terry Loewen since their son’s wedding in April. Sarah met Terry at the former Beech Aircraft Co., now Beechcraft Corp., in the 1980s. At one point, Terry left the company to work at Learjet across town. She wasn’t sure when he rejoined the company or when he moved to his current position at Hawker Beechcraft Services at the airport. “He was happy. He was a normal human being,” she said. They filed for divorce in 1994. She didn’t know why or how Terry Loewen had formed such radical ideas. But recently, Damien told her that his dad had become a Muslim. “I said, ‘What is wrong with him?’ ” Sarah Loewen said. As for Damien, she and Damien’s wife will be there to support him, she said. And as for Terry Loewen, “He’s dead, in my books,” she said. “He can rot in hell, for all I care.” Contributing: Amy Renee Leiker Reach Molly McMillin at 316-269-6708 or Follow her on Twitter: @mmcmillin.

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Polygamy advocates hail ruling in Utah BY MARTIN GRIFFITH Associated Press

Advocacy groups for polygamy and individual liberties on Saturday hailed a federal judge’s ruling that key parts of Utah’s polygamy laws are unconstitutional, saying it will remove the threat of arrest for some families. U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups said in the decision handed down Friday that a provision in Utah law forbidding cohabitation with another person violated the First Amendment right of freedom of religion. The ruling was a victory for Kody Brown and his four wives, who star in the hit TLC reality show “Sister Wives,” and other fundamentalist Mormons who believe polygamy brings exaltation in heaven. The Brown family filed a

lawsuit in July 2011 and fled Utah for Las Vegas last year under the threat of prosecution. Anne Wilde of Salt Lake City, co-founder of the polygamy advocacy group Principle Voices, said polygamous families have lived under the threat of arrest for decades and no longer have to worry about being charged with a felony. There are an estimated 38,000 fundamentalist Mormons who practice or believe in polygamy, most living in Utah and other Western states, said Wilde, who was a plural wife for 33 years until her husband died. “Now that we’re no longer felons, that’s a huge relief,” she said. “They no longer have to be afraid that someone will knock at their door and take away their kids. This decision will hopefully take

away the stigma of living a principle that’s a strongly held religious belief.” The Utah Attorney General’s Office has not said whether it intends to appeal the ruling. Calls to the office were not immediately returned Saturday. Connor Boyack, president of the Libertas Institute, which defends the cause of individual liberty in Utah, issued a statement Saturday saying the ruling represents “a new beginning and an important invalidation of an unjust law.” He said that while child brides and abuse must be appropriately prosecuted, consenting adults in a plural relationship should not face penalties. The mainstream Mormon church abandoned polygamy in 1890. Today, it strictly prohibits the practice.


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New cybersecurity boom in Silicon Valley BY CHRIS O'BRIEN Los Angeles Times

Nefarious cybercrime syndicates and villainous statesponsored hackers are making the digital world an increasingly dangerous place. That’s bad news for companies suffering growing losses from relentless cyberattacks. But it’s good news for Silicon Valley, where cybersecurity has suddenly become the hot new-old thing. The security industry has been around for decades and produced giants such as McAfee and Symantec in the 1990s. But in the past decade, it was mostly overlooked by venture capitalists and entrepreneurs, who didn’t see much opportunity for

big returns. That’s all changed now that the volume and sophistication of attacks are increasing, forcing victims to open their wallets. The result is a digital arms race against wily hackers that has Silicon Valley battling to provide the weapons to the good guys. Venture capital firms are pumping funding into security startups, which are getting gobbled up by big companies that see cybersecurity as a source of new revenue. In a region where tech trends go in cycles, cybersecurity is a particularly mouthwatering investment prospect because no matter how much security equipment or software gets sold, the problem never gets completely solved.

“All the time, there are barbarians at the gate looking aggressively for every vulnerability they can exploit,” said Bob Ackerman, a venture partner at Allegis Capital in Palo Alto, Calif. “And that’s going to go on for years.” That explains why a company like AlienVault of San Mateo, Calif., is practically fighting off investors. Founded in 2007, the company makes a threat-detection system that harnesses the power of crowd-sourced reports to help clients stay on top of the latest hacking exploits. After toiling in the shadows for years, AlienVault became the beneficiary of Silicon Valley’s rediscovery of cybersecurity, raising $55 million in venture capital in three

rounds since January 2012. The company, which now has 300 employees, last year recruited seven top security executives from Hewlett-Packard Co. Many of those executives had worked at Fortify Software, a San Mateo, Calif., security company that HP bought in 2010 for $258 million. Those defectors included current AlienVault CEO Barmak Meftah, who said many companies ignored warnings for years about the possibility of breaches because they seemed mostly hypothetical. With daily headlines about companies under siege, skeptical informationtechnology managers have gotten religion about the need for greater security measures. “The primary demand is final-

ly there,” Meftah said. “If we had built a company of this size five years ago, the awareness of the problem was not there.” AlienVault is just one example of the flood of funding washing over this sector. In the past year, according to CB Insights, cybersecurity startups have attracted $1.4 billion in venture capital across 239 deals. The number of deals is up 19 percent in 2013, thanks to what CB Insights describes as a surge of interest in the sector. That, in turn, has venture capital firms adding partners with an expertise in security, a highly technical and fastmoving field. In August, Allegis Capital added four partners who will focus almost exclusively on the security

market. Ackerman, one of the firm’s founders, said he believes the additional expertise will help Allegis keep its advantage over newcomers who are just discovering the space. “One of the things that is endemic in the investment community is that there’s a herd mentality,” Ackerman said. “But these problems are very complex. This is not like building an iPhone app.” Expect the stampede to continue. CB Insights tracked 78 cybersecurity companies that over the last year had either been acquired or launched an initial public offering of stock. The IPO in September of San Jose, Calif.-based FireEye, which doubled on the first day of trading, has only fed the frenzy.

Snowstorm boosts skiing, brings dangerous travel four deadly crashes on Missouri roads on Friday and Saturday and drivers in states throughout the path of the storm were HARRISBURG, Pa. — A warned of slick road conditions winter storm blanketed a from snow and ice. wide swath of the Northeast Parts of New England could with a picturesque white see up to a foot by the time the layer on Saturday and gave front pulls out early Sunday ski resorts a boost, but and ushers in high winds that caused dangerous travel could be a hazard of their own. conditions and complicated shopping plans less than two Up to 14 inches could fall in coastal towns in Maine. weeks before Christmas. Multiple accidents were At resorts and ski towns in reported on roadways through- northern New England, the out the Midwest and Northeast, snow was a welcome kickoff while airports reported hunfor the season. dreds of cancellations. “We have been watching (the Airlines canceled nearly forecast) since people first 1,200 flights because of the started talking about it on storm, including almost 375 Monday or Tuesday,” said flights into and out of NeEthan Austin, spokesman for wark, N.J., and 189 at Chica- the Sugarloaf Ski Resort in go’s O'Hare airport. Carrabassett Valley, Maine. “... “It’s a pretty bad day for it’s setting up pretty well for us, Newark,” said Mark Duell, a so we’re pretty psyched.” spokesman for FlightAware, The snow-dampened shopa website that tracks comping weekend in mid-Decemmercial airlines. More than ber was not such good news for 40 percent of Newark’s 900 retailers. flights were cut, he said. Kathy Grannis, a spokeswoThe weather contributed to man for the National Retail BY MARK SCOLFORO Associated Press

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A makeshift memorial with crosses for the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre stands outside a home in Newtown, Conn., Saturday.

Bells toll in Newtown for school shooting victims and names of the victims were read over a loudspeaker. Connecticut’s governor had asked for bells to ring across ConNEWTOWN, Conn. — Bells necticut and directed that tolled 26 times to honor the children and educators killed flags be lowered to half-staff. In Washington, the presione year ago in a shooting dent and first lady Michelle rampage at Sandy Hook EleObama lit 26 votive candles mentary School as local set up on a table in the White churches held memorial services and the country marked House Map Room – one each for the 20 children and six the anniversary with events educators. including a White House In his weekly radio address moment of silence. With snow falling and homes released hours earlier, Obama decorated with Christmas lights, said the nation hasn’t done enough to make its communNewtown looked every bit the classic New England town, with ities safer by keeping dangerous people from getting guns a coffee shop and general store and healing troubled minds. doing steady business. But Gun restrictions backed by the reminders of the private grief president in response to the were everywhere. “God bless the families,” read a sign posted shooting faced stiff opposition and ultimately stalled in the at one house in the green and white colors of the Sandy Hook Democrat-controlled Senate. “We have to do more to school, and a church posted that keep dangerous people from it was “open for prayer.” getting their hands on a gun Ryan Knaggs, a chef who lives in Newtown, said that as so easily. We have to do more to heal troubled minds. We the bells tolled he thought of have to do everything we can two young victims who to protect our children from played soccer with his harm and make them feel 7-year-old daughter. loved, and valued, and cared “The echo of the bells, knowing some of the children for,” Obama said. Anniversary observances personally, you feel the exactiwere held around the country, tude with each bell … the exactitude of the loss and the including in Tucson, where former congresswoman Gagrief,” Knaggs said. brielle Giffords and her husThe bells rang 26 times at band were planting a yellow St. Rose of Lima church in rose bush in a memorial garNewtown beginning at 9:30 den created after the 2011 a.m. – the moment the gunshooting that nearly killed man shot his way into the her. Giffords’ husband, Mark school on Dec. 14, 2012 –


Kelly, said it is important to pause and support families of the Newtown victims. In Denver, a day after a student critically wounded a classmate and killed himself at Colorado’s Arapahoe High School, more than 200 people gathered to sing and offer prayers for Newtown.

Asking for privacy Newtown asked for quiet and privacy on the anniversary. Satellite television trucks filled Newtown’s streets in the days after the shooting, and media have often returned since to the community of 28,000 people for stories related to the attack. In an effort to keep the anniversary focused on quiet reflection, First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra announced in October that Newtown would not host any formal remembrance events. The news media were asked to keep their distance, and “No Media” signs went up around town as they did in the weeks after the tragedy. Some news organizations stayed away Saturday from Newtown. A reporter and photographer for The Associated Press, whose reports are available to media worldwide, were present in the community, and some townspeople were willing to share their thoughts.

Scientists: Was 007 an alcoholic? about 92 units of alcohol a week; more than four times the safe amount recommended by the British government. LONDON — He may have a One unit is about eight license to kill, but is he sober grams of pure alcohol. A pint enough to shoot? British doctors who careful- of beer has three units of ly read Ian Fleming’s series of alcohol, about the same as a large glass of wine. James Bond novels say the Bond’s drinking habits put celebrated spy regularly drank him at high risk for numerous more than four times the recommended limit of alcohol alcohol-related diseases and per week. Their research was an early alcohol-related published in the light-hearted death, the authors write. “The level of functioning as Christmas edition of the medical journal BMJ on Thursday. displayed in the books is inconsistent with the physical, Dr. Patrick Davies and colmental and indeed sexual leagues at Nottingham Unifunctioning expected from versity Hospital analyzed 14 someone drinking this much James Bond books and documented every drink Bond had. alcohol,” the authors conThey also noted days when he clude. Davies and colleagues also was unable to drink, such as suspect Bond’s trademark when he was hospitalized, in order that his martinis be rehab or imprisoned. The academics found that the “shaken, not stirred” may have been because he had an spy also known as 007 drank BY MARIA CHENG Associated Press

alcohol-induced tremor and was simply unable to stir his drinks. They noted his biggest daily drinking binge was in the book, “From Russia with Love,” when he downed nearly 50 units of alcohol. They also suspected alcohol may have been a factor in “Casino Royale,” when he knocked back 39 units before getting into a high-speed car chase, lost control and crashed the car. The authors recognized that Bond’s high-stress job may have also driven him over the edge. “Although we appreciate the societal pressures to consume alcohol when working with international terrorists and high stakes gamblers, we would advise Bond be referred for further assessment of his alcohol intake,” they concluded.

Federation, said consumers would likely take their shopping online. She said the weekend before Christmas will give retailers and shoppers another bite at the apple. “If a big storm hits around the 21st, 22nd, it will be a completely different story,” Grannis said. The storm dropped more than 6 inches on parts of interior Pennsylvania by sundown, and speed limits were reduced on major interstates. Snow was falling at up to 2 inches per hour in northern Pennsylvania late in the afternoon, while the storm seemed to be skipping other areas entirely. “It took a little while longer to start sticking down in the Harrisburg area,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Elyse Colbert in State College. The area had more than 3 inches by dinnertime Saturday, which provided a lovely winter scene. “Unless you have to drive in it,” Colbert said.



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ules as the plot went along. He was he threat of domestic terrorism taken into custody as he tried to use became uncomfortably real for his security badge to open a gate and south-central Kansas on Friday, drive onto the tarmac, according to with the announcement about a foiled suicide bombing that morning the complaint. It’s breathtaking to think that as the at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. construction of the new airport termiCongratulations and gratitude are nal has been underway this fall – due the federal, state and local auand as Wichitans were engaging in a thorities whose work and collabspirited debate oration enabled about whether to the incident to rename the finend with an arished project to rest rather than a honor President deadly blast. The Eisenhower – a agencies involved homegrown wanin the case innabe terrorist was clude the Wichita working on a FBI Joint Terroplan to kill himrism Task Force, self and others at drawn from the the existing terFBI, Sedgwick minal, according County Sheriff’s to authorities. Office and KanIn announcing sas Highway Congratulations and gratitude are Loewen’s arrest, Patrol, with assis- due the federal, state and local U.S. Attorney tance from the authorities for their work in Barry Grissom FBI’s Kansas City preventing a deadly blast. and FBI Special division, the Agent in Charge Mike Kaste made the Transportation Security Administration, the Wichita Airport Authority important point that Loewen’s alleged actions in no way should reflect and the Wichita Police Department. on any religious group. Too many The 21-page criminal complaint continue to forget that those who leaves one to imagine what might plan or carry out terrorist acts in the have been had Terry Lee Loewen, a name of Islam have twisted that faith 58-year-old avionics technician in to unrecognizable extremes. Wichita, succeeded in his alleged The arrest was a sobering reminder goal of blowing up an explosivesfilled van at the terminal in an act of that a dozen years after the Sept. 11 attacks, people out there want to kill violent jihad on behalf of al-Qaida. and maim Americans, and not only in According to authorities, during the coastal urban centers. It offers southmonths when Loewen apparently central Kansans a new frame of referthought he was in communication ence for the ongoing debates about with others assisting him in such a electronic surveillance of Americans, terrorist operation, he was actually as well as something else to ponder dealing with undercover FBI emas they remove their shoes and file ployees. And the explosive material he’d meant to kill himself and others through airport security. The vigilance needs to keep pace was inert. with the threat, which clearly can But his motives sound alarmingly come from within our country and genuine, judging from his excerpted writings and their talk of “maximum our communities as well as from abroad. carnage” and death. Authorities say he studied the airport’s layout, took — For the editorial board, Rhonda Holman photos and researched flight sched-


Case for Riddel Boys Ranch still can be made The good news is that Sedgwick County, area legislators and state officials are talking about the future of the Judge James V. Riddel Boys Ranch near Lake Afton. The bad news, at least as reported after a meeting last week, is that the prospects for additional state funding look bleak. Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts questioned the amount spent on staffing, pointed to a surplus of bed space for juvenile offenders elsewhere, and said if he increased state funding for the ranch he’d have to do so for other programs. If the ranch is worth saving – and it is, saving the county more than $1 million a year by deterring crime, according to one study – the case can and must be made to the Brownback administration and the full Legislature that it isn’t just another juvenile justice program and merits extra dollars for the long term.

Stripping food stamps from farm bill isn’t smart Many farmers and other Americans support the GOP-led House’s push not only to slash food-stamp funding but to remove it from the farm bill. But Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus in agriculture economics at Kansas State University, recently warned against it. “Should nutrition programs be in the farm bill? Yes. You want proof? In the House there are 400 urban districts. There are 35 rural districts. Who needs who? This isn’t rocket science,” Flinchbaugh told the American Bankers Association’s farm bankers conference in Minneapolis, Minn. Ending the legislative merger of food and farm programs championed by former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole also “would mean the end of the USDA as we know it,” Flinchbaugh said. “If it loses nutrition programs, the budget of USDA will be smaller than 100 sub-Cabinet level agencies. Does it matter that agriculture has a seat in the Cabinet room? That’s a no-brainer.”

Great first flight for Scorpion Congratulations to the team at Wichita’s Cessna Aircraft responsible for Textron AirLand’s Scorpion, which saw the military light attack aircraft go from design to Thursday’s successful first flight in less than 24 months. Now, the hope is that Wichita’s workforce and expertise will be called upon for more than the project’s testing and early production.

So they said ■ “It could be well into Hillary Clinton’s 2nd term before ‘deficit reduction’ actually kicks in. #letsbehonest.” – Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, tweeting against the budget deal Wednesday ■ “I’ve never met anyone who uses Algebra II in their daily life.” – Kansas State Board of Education member Ken Willard of Hutchinson, questioning graduation requirements Huelskamp ■ “If you live long enough, you’re going to get a lot of awards, because they run out of recipients.” – former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole, 90, as he was presented with the World Food Program USA’s newly renamed George McGovern and Bob Dole Leadership Award ■ “Dear Cade (#43), Life has its setbacks. I know! However, you will be a stronger human with time. I wish you all the best. Sincerely – Another 43.” – President George W. Bush, in a handwritten note to University of Alabama kicker Chad Foster, who missed two field goals and had a third blocked during a last-second loss to Auburn

Great change doesn’t take war The greatness of Nelson Mandela lay in his commitment to reconciliation and justice. He led a movement that brought freedom to South Africa. Mandela And it happened without a major war. I lived in southern Africa for two years in the 1970s. When I tried to make the case there for nonviolent struggle against apartheid, I was dismissed as a hopeless idealist. A race war was on the horizon. Thanks to Mandela and to other courageous leaders, both black and white, the freedom movement triumphed in South Africa without war. Americans find it hard to believe that such reconciliation can be achieved without violence. We assume that our Civil War was the only way we could have ended slavery. More than half a million Americans died in that war. If we are to rightly honor Mandela, let it be in adopting his high view of great social change through reconciliation and nonviolence. We should re-examine our own history through Mandela’s lenses. And we should imagine a future of growing freedom that does not depend upon hatred of enemies and our readiness to destroy them in warfare.

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$150,000 loan. That’s peanuts compared with the amount of money bankers make on the loan. They manage to hide all sorts of extra fees behind “discount points” and “escrow accounts.” It was bankers’ eagerness to loan money and charge fees to people who had no hope of ever repaying their mortgages that crashed the world’s economy a mere five years ago. Perhaps we should be paying more attention to the man behind the curtain. ALDEN WILNER Bel Aire

Expand Medicaid without giving the voting citizens of Wichita a chance to decide whether we would feel safer with or without the allowance. It would also seem reasonable to allow concealed-carry in buildings with security (just show your license on entrance) and not allow it where no one is checking. Would those armed be expected to respond in cases where deadly force was not required? Does anyone check the quality of training that is provided during the concealed-carry classes? There are so many different issues to this rule. It should be open to full discussion and voted on by all.

From all the rhetoric surrounding the Affordable Care Act, it is apparent that many Americans (including Kansans) do not understand the insurance principle and the law of large numbers. With insurance, especially auto and casualty, the many receive the indirect benefit of being protected against the modest probability of a catastrophe, and the few receive the direct benefit of being taken care of when disasters strike. No insurance program would work if everyone expected to receive back as much as he has paid in. Health care insurance isn’t an exact parallel, because the probROBERT JABARA ability of needing to receive a Wichita direct benefit is nearly 100 percent. However, it is still important that the largest possible and most diverse groups participate, to spread the risk. This is an imporChase Blasi wrote about how conservatives don’t have to favor tant principle of ACA. ACA also has a provision that JAMES C. JUHNKE the death penalty (“Kansas would enable tens of thousands North Newton should lead on repealing death penalty,” Nov. 1 Opinion). I agree. of Kansans to benefit from an expanded Medicaid program. Support for repeal of the death Politics aside, it is nothing short penalty crosses partisan lines, of inhumane for the decisionunites faith communities and I found it most interesting that makers – the governor and state finds persuasive arguments in Wichita City Council member legislators who are comfortably Janet Miller was so quick to recite unexpected quarters. situated with health insurance – Blasi emphasized that lack of statistics that she thought could to refuse to act and thus deny this help her make her case regarding trust in government’s ability to accurately apply the death penal- vital access to those who need it the issue of concealed-carry in most. Through their federal taxes, ty is leading many to reconsider city-owned buildings (“ConKansans are paying for this extheir support for the practice. cealed-carry OK’d in most city panded coverage, but the benefits Recent events give us more reabuildings,” Dec. 11 Eagle). She are going to people in other son to question capital punisaid statistics show that police states. officers hit their targets only 30 to shment. In neighboring Missouri, Regi50 percent of the time in emerBILL ZUERCHER nald Griffin was exonerated and gency situations, so Joe Schmo Hesston finally walked out of prison 30 (her name for permit holders) will likely shoot innocent bystan- years after he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Then just ders in a life-or-death exchange weeks later, 29-year-old Ryan of gunfire. Ferguson was freed after spendGranted, a few permit holders I have a photograph of my son ing his 20s in prison for a murder at age 1 in 1962. He is next to a are going to be poor marksmen. However, many of them are well- he did not commit. In another tree that has no ornaments – we trained in all aspects of defensive recent case, a former Massachucould not afford them. In a persetts chemist is going to prison shooting and could hold their fect Christmas story, there would own with police officers in shoot- for falsifying drug evidence in be a heartwarming story of lights numerous criminal cases. It is ing-range competition. I chaland gifts the next year, but that estimated that her misconduct lenge Miller to dig up statistics was not to be. affects more than 40,000 cases. showing just how many of our Alcoholism took those things Given all these problems, Kancurrently more than 73,000 Kanalong with necessities, hope and sas permit holders have overreac- sas would be prudent to follow finally safety. I escaped. One Blasi’s advice and repeal the ted, fired a shot irresponsibly or night at 3 a.m., I secretly packed death penalty. even frightened an innocent a few clothes. The next morning I bystander with a handgun since sent everyone off as on a normal NANCY JACKSON morning. An hour later, I pulled right to carry became Kansas law Wichita my boys from school and drove in 2006. Selected statistics have always away. been able to prove or disprove The photo of my son shows his practically anything. I’m remindinnocence and trust. Children are ed of the saying, “Statistics are weak and vulnerable. Love your Bankers argue that Kansas’ like a bikini – they show a lot, child. Protect your child. You will mortgage-registration fee is “unbut they don’t show everything.” be stronger than you can imagfair” (Dec. 8 Letters to the Ediine, and things can work out. tor). They complain that people DON MAXEY with bigger loans pay more fees, Remember, all your child has is Wichita even though “it costs the county you. the same.” They also note that JUDY JONES some people can buy a house Wichita without borrowing money. Does that mean it is unfair to It is obvious that the vote to charge me more sales tax for a allow concealed-carry in most city buildings was contentious for $200 jar of caviar than for a $2 pack of gum? After all, it costs the some of the council members county the same to process either (Dec. 11 Eagle). An issue as impurchase. portant as public safety in public God, on this Bill of Rights Day, Why this sudden urgency to buildings should require a public we thank you for the blessings of repeal a tax that’s been around vote. I am surprised the council liberty and for the leaders who was able to decide such an impor- for nearly 90 years? fought to amend the Constitution The fee amounts to $390 on a tant and potentially deadly issue to delineate our freedoms. Amen.

End death penalty

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Entitlements didn’t build this country BY CAL THOMAS Tribune Content Agency

In a Dec. 4 speech, President Obama declared income “inequality” to be “the defining challenge of our time.” It is time for me to come clean – to own up to a dark secret I have been hiding most of my life. It is embarrassing to admit it, but I suffer from income inequality. Yes, there are hunThomas dreds of thousands, perhaps millions of people who make more money than I do, and it has affected my life in ways too numerous to recount. Starting with my first summer job as a bellhop and kitchen worker at a hotel in Maine when I was 14, I kept records of the amount of money I earned. The ledger records that on a really good day I made as much as $8 in tips. The hotel owner paid me a salary of $20 a week, but included a small room in the basement and all the food I could eat. He made more money than I did. In the early 1960s, as a copyboy at NBC News in Washington, D.C., my takehome pay was less than $100 a week. Everyone else, including, I suspect, the janitor, made more than I did. When I finally got on the air as a broadcast journalist, my NBC check stubs were far less than the withholding on David Brinkley’s paycheck. I still bear the scars from this income “inequality.” When I was 37, I made $25,000 a year and took public transportation to and from work. Many others, including most of the people I interviewed, made far more money than I did. Some of them had cars and drivers to squire them around. Was it “fair” that these people were richer than I

was? Absolutely, as long as I had the opportunity – through education, risktaking, experience and hard work – to eventually make more. Obama and some leaders in the Democratic Party appear to want us to accept a false premise: that if I earn more money than you, I “owe” you some of my money to make things “fair.” This might be true if the amount of money available were fixed, but it is not. Income “inequality” is a part of the greed-envy-entitlement philosophy promoted by liberals who want to addict more people to government and entice them to vote for the party that is effectively buying their loyalty. And now they want to extend the 99-week limit for unemployment benefits, which has the potential to enable those people who are unwilling to look for a job. Today we have a tendency to punish the successful and subsidize the unsuccessful. It used to be the reverse, which motivated more people to become, if not a success, then at least self-sustaining. Today the attitude promoted by the income “inequality” crowd is one of victimization. Poor people are told they are victims because successful people have stolen from them what is rightfully theirs. Envy, greed and entitlement are not the things that built America, or sustained her through numerous wars and a Great Depression. The concern should not be how much others make, but how much you can make if you apply yourself and adopt the values embraced by successful people. Those who make what I once earned and think they can never earn more are being told a lie. Realizing this is the first step to improving one’s income and one’s life. Cal Thomas is a columnist with Tribune Media Services.

Updated Century II would boost Wichita BY DENNIS I. CLARY

Recently released findings from a study commissioned to assess Wichita’s convention market confirmed that our current convention facilities fall well below industry standards and put Wichita at a competitive disadvanClary tage. In the hypercompetitive regional convention market, we need to be doing it better than Overland Park and Oklahoma City. The study found that an additional $30 million in annual economic output could be realized by addressing Wichita’s convention facility needs. This figure largely represents the entrance of outside dollars into our community. Like a prized export or the generation of primary jobs, a well-developed convention product means real economic growth – something from which every citizen can benefit. The Young Professionals of Wichita board of trustees proudly advocates for continued downtown revitalization. A vibrant downtown is important because we place great value on the development of our community and quality of life – for everyone. The future of Century II is undoubtedly a part of that vision, if not the shining beacon. The momentum a renovated or rebuilt convention space would generate for downtown, and thus Wichita, cannot be denied. Moreover, the dollars generated by the events held at the facility extend beyond the reach of our community to positively impact the entire region and

A well-developed convention product means real economic growth. state. It is imperative we do something to realize the $30 million convention potential. Unlike many other cities where convention facilities and a performing arts venue are separate, Wichita is unique in that Century II serves as both. Its permanent residents include the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, Music Theatre of Wichita and Wichita Grand Opera. In addition to others, these vital arts organizations generate about $66 million a year and draw visitors to the city. I applaud Go Wichita, the city’s Arts Council and Music Theatre for funding a study to assess the city’s performing arts needs. It is an appropriate next step and underscores the importance of collaboration as we continue to address the future of Century II. A rich performing arts environment and the battle to attract convention business are both critical to our community’s economic vitality. There is an old adage: “You are never stagnant. You are either moving ahead or falling behind.” The data substantiates that to renovate Century II or rebuild aligns with the former. It is a path to increased economic prosperity for our community, region and state. Which will you choose? Dennis I. Clary is chairman of the Young Professionals of Wichita board of trustees.

Not so wonderful life BY BURDETT LOOMIS

In the 1946 Frank Capra classic, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” small-town banker George Bailey discovers what a disaster the town of Bedford Falls would have become, save for his 40-year presence as a decent, generous, selfless individual. It’s a timeless, romantic story, one that dignifies the worth of millions of similar folks who have seamlessly affected the lives of those who surround them. As a Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life” has no peer, as we find solace in the essential goodness of a man whose actions within his family and community beneLoomis fit all those he touches. The story is uplifting and moving, in large part because we know so many George Baileys, whose modest acts of kindness build one upon another. But for many in our midst, the “what could have been” lessons of the film operate in reverse. Consider the hypothetical case of Bailey George, a young mother living in fictional Bedford Plains, Kan. Separated from her husband, who has been looking hard for work for more than a year, she has three children and holds down two jobs, as a waitress and part-time janitor, in her struggle to make ends meet. She gets by, but barely. She lacks health insurance, yet she earns too much to obtain Medicaid; she does qualify for food stamps, but those have been cut back and will be further reduced. Her two daughters and her son do receive reduced-cost lunches at the school cafeteria, but they are often hungry at month’s end. When her car broke down a few months ago, Bailey George took out a payday loan to cover the repairs. Now she owes more than she borrowed, even though she usually can make the minimum weekly payment. And when her rent check is a day late or her checking account is overdrawn by a dollar, she must pay a hefty penalty. In “It’s a Wonderful Life,” an angel earns his wings by saving George Bailey. But who are the earthly angels who might save Bailey George? In Kansas this year, she would need Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature to do some of the heavy lifting, most notably by agreeing to expand Medicaid so that some-

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For many Kansans, life isn’t so wonderful. one of her financial status could qualify. This would not take much from the governor and his legislative sidekicks. Accepting the federal government’s offer, through the Affordable Care Act, would mean that Bailey could obtain reasonable health care and not fear being thrust into bankruptcy. Moreover, the economic dividends of accepting federal Medicaid funding might well produce a stronger economy that would open up a better job for her. Congress could also help by providing adequate food-stamp assistance so that George could come closer to adequately feeding her family. Likewise, Congress could extend long-term unemployment benefits, so that her husband could help with some bills. And it could raise the minimum wage, so her janitorial job might pay a few more dollars per week. In addition, both federal and state lawmakers could do more to limit hefty fees and prevent usurious payday lenders from charging rates that drive desperate borrowers further into poverty. All this could happen. Indeed, most of these measures either have been policy in the past (food stamps) or are currently policy outside Kansas (expanded Medicaid and higher minimum wages). Even so, this would scarcely constitute a “wonderful life,” but it would be a bit more bearable. In Bailey George’s fictitious but all too real Bedford Plains, there is no angel, only the cloudy vision of a slightly better life that has been denied her and her family. As we celebrate, again this Christmas, the heartwarming tale of the fictional George Bailey, we must keep all the real-life Bailey Georges and their hard lives in our hearts and minds. Burdett Loomis is a professor of political science at the University of Kansas.

The State Board of Education should be quizzed on the cursive writing of Q and Z. If the board members fail the quiz, then their new standard should be repealed. Talk about out of touch. Outside of a signature, when do people in today’s world ever write in cursive? ■ ■ ■ One way to make schools safer is to fingerprint all gun buyers. What does Kansas propose to do to make schools safer? Fingerprint all teachers. What a crazy state we live in. ■ ■ ■ So now it will be possible to carry concealed guns into the libraries, recreational centers, the art museum and about 80 other city-owned buildings. Why didn’t the City Council also approve carrying concealed guns into its meetings? ■ ■ ■ I actually feel safer with concealed-carry. Why would you try to rob a place if the other people in there could have guns strapped to their hips? ■ ■ ■ So Sedgwick County is giving the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition $300,000. Is there any way we can actually measure what, if anything, it accomplishes with the money? ■ ■ ■ I’ve yet to hear a good explanation as to why the Carr brothers are still alive, much less filing bogus appeals. ■ ■ ■ I understand wanting to bring work and employment to Kansas, but Boeing and the IAM have shown they can’t be trusted. The state, the city and taxpayers, along with past and present employees, have all gone to bat for this company, only to be slapped in the face and laughed at. ■ ■ ■ Children in grade school and younger will wonder what made Boeing such a big deal around here. ■ ■ ■ Kathleen Sebelius testified before Congress that she is looking into why there were so many computer problems when open enrollment started with Obamacare. May I suggest that she stand in front of a mirror to see the problem? ■ ■ ■ What is the difference between the Republican Party and President Obama’s puppy? There is not any. They both roll over as soon as he commands it. ■ ■ ■ Imagine Obama’s dilemma when he saw Raul Castro. If he shook Castro’s hand, Republicans would accuse him of endorsing a dictator. If he didn’t, the same folks would accuse him of not honoring the Mandela spirit and of rude conduct unbecoming a president. Talk about a nowin situation. ■ ■ ■ We survived Bush. You can survive Obama. ■ ■ ■ Let’s drive forward and get with the legalization of marijuana, release the prisoners and make room for the real criminals. This is win-win. Let’s just get the inevitable done now instead of watching the rest of the nation gain from this move. ■ ■ ■ A fertilized egg is a real person like a Facebook friend is a real friend. ■ ■ ■ Don’t you just wish that more time would fall right out of the sky?

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6234 S Kansas Ct BR3 BA2.0 .93 acre lot 30x24 gar $118,700

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AREA NEWS IN BRIEF Police: Two men robbed South Broadway bank Wichita police on Saturday were searching for a pair of men who reportedly robbed The Valley State Bank at gunpoint Saturday morning. Sgt. Bruce Watts said the men entered the bank, 5310 S. Broadway, about 9:30 a.m., ordered employees to the ground and demanded cash. They got away with an undisclosed amount of money, Watts said. At least one carried a handgun. The men were last seen fleeing in an older model, gray Ford Focus, Watts said. They are in their 20s or 30s, he said, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 tall, weigh about 160 pounds each and have slender builds.

Oneok split could freeze rates the original company name and operate its businesses in gathering, transport and processing natural gas and related liquid products such as Kansas Gas Service customers will propane and butane, said spokesman get a freeze in base rates until 2017 Brad Borror. and some small rebates over the With more 2.1 million customers, next three years, if regulators apOne Gas will become the nation’s prove a plan by Oklahoma gas giant Oneok Inc. to spin off its utility oper- mission for a final decision, expected third-largest publicly traded natural gas utility company, according to next week. ations. testimony filed by KCC accounting The plan is to break Oneok into Those provisions are part of a chief Justin Grady. settlement between Oneok, the staff two separate companies, each with From a customer-service and billits own stock and corporate identity. of the Kansas Corporation Commising standpoint, the company will A new company called One Gas sion and the Citizens’ Utility Rateretain the names of its three operwill take over Oneok’s natural gas payer Board. The settlement means there will be distribution systems in Kansas, Texas ating divisions: Oklahoma Natural Gas, 847,000 customers; Texas Gas and Oklahoma. no opposition to the company split The remainder of Oneok will keep Service, 634,000; and Kansas Gas when the plan goes before the comBY DION LEFLER The Wichita Eagle

The plan is to break Oneok into two separate companies, each with its own stock and corporate identity.

Service, 630,000, said company spokeswoman Dawn Ewing. The company wants to assure customers a “seamless” transition and that they’ll continue to get the current level of service provided by the same employees, Ewing said. “Our customers are and will continue to receive safe, reliable, environmentally responsible service,” she said.

Consumer protections The settlement contains some key provisions to ensure that the split Please see ONEOK, Page 4B

— Amy Renee Leiker

Little Caesars Pizza on East Harry robbed Two armed men reportedly robbed a southeast Wichita pizza restaurant Friday, police say. Wichita police Sgt. Bruce Watts said the men, in their 20s, entered the Little Caesars Pizza at 4100 E. Harry, between Oliver and Hillside, about 10 p.m. and demanded money from store employees. They were given money then ran away, Watts said, before police arrived at the scene. At least four people were inside the takeout restaurant at the time, Watts said. He gave no detailed description of the robbers but said each had a covering over his face at the time of the crime. At least one was armed with a handgun, Watts said. — Amy Renee Leiker

Where do you go to gamble? The Kansas Star Casino opened in Mulvane two years ago this month, bringing Las Vegas-style gambling to the region for the first time. Do you go there? How often? Do you still go to other casinos, and to other states, to gamble? The Eagle would like to learn what you think of the Kansas Star and what suggestions you might have. You may tell us through the Public Insight Network. Go to and click on the link under “Current PIN surveys.” — Fred Mann

Dave Williams/Eagle correspondent

Colvin Elementary fourth-graders arrive at the Palace West Theater on Saturday morning for the premiere of their movie, “Falvey TV.” The students of Brianna Falvey wrote and produced the movie.

Kids see hard work on big screen Wichita fourth-graders wrote, edited, produced, filmed movies BY MOLLY MCMILLIN The Wichita Eagle

On Saturday morning, students in Brianna Falvey’s fourth-grade class at Colvin Elementary School in Wichita got a glimpse of stardom. Better than that, they learned

what they could accomplish when they worked together. They pulled up at the Palace Theater in limousines to watch the movie they wrote, edited, produced and filmed. “It was a huge motivational tool for them,” Falvey said. “It’s been

awesome.” Colvin Elementary, nestled in the Plainview neighborhood, has a 98.7 percent “extremely impoverished” student body, Falvey said. The students were split into five groups, where they selected a genre and wrote their scripts. The groups

chose to work on a newscast, horror, science fiction and action segments and a music video. Through it, they applied reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to real-world applications, Falvey Please see BIG SCREEN, Page 4B

Man, 35, shot in leg during altercation Wichita police say a 35-year-old man is recovering from a leg wound after gunfire erupted during an argument early Saturday near I-135 and Hydraulic. The altercation involved the 35-year-old and two other men, apparently unknown to the shooting victim, at an address in the 1600 block of East Fortuna, Sgt. Bruce Watts said. Around 3 a.m., one of the men pulled out a handgun and fired, he said. At least one bullet struck the 35-year-old’s leg, Watts said. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment. — Amy Renee Leiker

Working secretary inundated with bills after wrist fracture BY FRED MANN The Wichita Eagle

Share the Season is an annual campaign that offers one-time aid to people affected by unforeseen hardships. The people are not identified to protect their privacy. The 63-year-old widow who works as a secretary was unable to pay all her medical bills after fracturing her wrist and needing surgery in October. She also couldn’t pay for the dental work she needed that month because she had maxed out her dental insurance.

“I’m someone who doesn’t even have a doctor because I never get sick,” she said to The Eagle. “This past October, I was inundated.” In addition, some other bills were piling up. So she did something she wouldn’t have thought to do before. She applied to Share the Season. “Many of us are the working poor and don't want to be a burden on anyone, but most appreciate that you would even Please see SHARE, Page 4B

Family who lost dad struggles financially and emotionally BY FRED MANN The Wichita Eagle

Share the Season is an annual campaign that offers one-time aid to people affected by unforeseen hardships. The people are not identified to protect their privacy. This single mother with two children lost her husband two years, and the family has struggled emotionally and financially ever since. The kids have not had a good Christmas since their father died.

“Paying the mortgage and not having to worry about that would help considerably and would free up the money to buy Christmas presents and dinner for the three of us,” she wrote in her application to Share the Season. Send contributions to Share the Season at the Wichita Community Foundation, 301 N. Main, Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67202. To donate online, go to Donors will be listed in The Eagle; please note if you prefer to remain anonymous.


*OBITUARIES* Bailor, John C. Baker, James Sr. "Jim" Bock, Robert E. Bolster, Geraldine "Jerry" Boone, Olive M. Ayres Botkin, Frank Lee Boyer, Matthew "Matt" Chaney, Rodney O. Cole, John E. Euson, Colleen Connolly Gallegos, Manuel Gear, Christiaan Alan Matthews, Dee B. "Doc" McEnulty, Ronald Richard Moyer, Pamala Jean Shumate Ohler, Hattie Verlene Roth, Lawrence F. "Larry" Smith, Lois A. Smith-Corry, Donna Lee West Town, Robert L. Unurh, Marvin Lee Williams, Carol C. Wodarz, Sylvester J. AUGUSTA - Bernhardt, Richard J. DERBY - Shelley, Mary "Fran" Toms LENEXA - Sager, Margie Ray OVERLAND PARK - Ellis, Ellen C. OXFORD - Donley, Doris VALLEY CENTER - Bishop, Florence Marie Barrett *LOCAL DEATHS* Bartholomew, Donald D., 85, died Dec. 10, 2013. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Culbertson-Smith Mortuary. Burke, Stephen "Opie," 52, died Dec. 10, 2013. Services pending with DeVorss Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary. Gonzales, Maria Carmen (Dovali), 76, died Dec. 13, 2013. Private family services. Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center. Sammer, Brent Thomas, 61, died Dec. 13, 2013. Private services. Cochran Mortuary. *AREA DEATHS* ELLINWOOD - Muller, Harold, 81, died Dec. 13, 2013. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, UCC Church. Minnis Funeral Home. GREAT BEND - Herrman, Hilbert James, 84, died Dec. 14, 2013. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church. Bryant Funeral Home. HAYSVILLE - Gleason, Zula V., 93, died Dec. 10, 2013. Services at a later date. Affinity All Faiths Mortuary. HOISINGTON - Woydziak, Helen M., 94, died Dec. 10, 2013. Services have been held. NicholsonRicke Funeral Home. HUTCHINSON - Dukelow, John, died Nov. 29, 2013. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Park Place Christian Church. Penwell-Gabel Hutchinson Chapel. HUTCHINSON - Yehle, John L., 82, died Dec. 11, 2013. Service 2 p.m. Thursday, elliott Mortuary. JETMORE - Sinclair, Donald D., 90, died Dec. 12, 2013. Service 10 a.m. Monday, St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Beckwith Funeral Home. KINGMAN - Kinsler, Marjorie L., 80, died Dec. 13, 2013. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Livingston Funeral Home. KINGMAN - Reiter, Helen Louise, 100, died Dec. 12, 2103. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Livingston Funeral Home. LaCROSSE - Haltom, Douglas Scott, 50, died Dec. 12, 2013. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sterling United Methodist Church. Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling. McPHERSON - Middendorf, Gertrude Witte Gier, 97, died Dec. 13, 2013. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Grace Lutheran Church. Stockham Family Funeral Home. MULVANE - Keck, Louise, 96, died Dec. 13, 2013. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Smith Mortuary, Derby. PRATT - Depee, Eva Cleora, 93, died Dec. 13, 2013. Service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Cunningham United Methodist Church. Larrison Mortuary. ROLLA - Rusch, Jonathon Dwayne, 19, died Dec. 12, 2013. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Rolla High School. Garnand Funeral Home.


Bock, Robert E., 88, retired machine shop View obituaries online equipment salesman, passed away Dec. 14, 2013. Go to: Celebration of Life Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Also, get directions to services, order flowers, donate to a charity,express condolences or share memories Dec. 18, at Hillside Funeral Home East. Visitation, by signing the guest book. prior to the service. Burial at White Chapel The Wichita Eagle publishes a death notice for Kansas Memorial Gardens. Survivors: wife, Phyllis of or former Kansas residents free of charge. Families Wichita; son, Robert E. (Linda) Bock II, of Cozad, who choose to publish additional information may do so for a fee. Obituaries are written and supplied by NE; daughter, Vicki (Steve) Case of Wichita; families and mortuaries. Pricing information can be sister, Karla (J.D.) Fowler of Virgil, KS; 4 obtained through your mortuary or by calling grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; 3 great316-268-6508. The Wichita Eagle reserves the right to edit, alter or omit any obituary. Deadline is 4 p.m. great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials Monday through Sunday. may be made to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, 67202. Condolences may Chaney, Rodney O., 48, a 32 year employee of be sent to Dillons, passed away Dec. 12, 2013. A graveside memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, at Walton Cemetery in Walton, KS. Rodney was born to Oden and Beverly (Moore) Bolster, Geraldine "Jerry," went to be with the Chaney in Newton, KS. He is preceded in death by Lord December 11, 2013. Jerry is his parents; and brothers, Randy and Rick Chaney. preceded in death by parents, Survivors include a brother, Reginald (Helen) Fred Covey and Bess Covey- Chaney; a sister, Ronda Snyder; and many nieces, Wiebe; sister, Virginia Lee nephews and other loving relatives. In lieu of Covey-Vlcek; and daughter, flowers, family requests a donation to the charity Nancy Marie; grandson, Drew. of your choice. To sign a guest book or leave a She is survived by husband of 67 condolence for the family, go to years, Robert Eugene Bolster; sons, John (Linda), Douglas (Dusty), David (Kim), Michael (Helen), Patrick (Renee); daughters, Roseann (Brad), Mary; 22 grandchildren; and 42 great-grandchildren. Cole, John E., 96, born Feb. 17, 1917, in Visitation will be at 6 p.m. December 15, followed Hutchinson, Kan., died Nov. 27, 2013, in Anoka, by the rosary at 7 p.m. The mass of Christian burial Minn. Mr. Cole was a longtime resident and will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, December 16, produce man in Central, Kan., retiring from Cox with visitation one hour prior. Both services held at Produce in Wichita. Survivors include daughters, St. Joseph Catholic Church, 145 S. Millwood, Carol (Jerry) Allen, Johnna (Charlie) Luck; 4 Wichita. Memorials can be made to Harry Hynes grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren. Memorial Hospice. Condolences may be offered Services were held at Zion Lutheran Church in at Anoka; with inturnment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minn.

Boone, Olive M. (Ayers), 97, passed away Fri, Dec 13, 2013. She was born Sept 24, 1916 to Leo George and Anna May (McCord) Ayers on a farm outside of Peabody, KS, the 4th of 6 children. She graduated from Peabody HS then moved to Wichita and graduated from Wichita Business College. Olive worked for General Tire Company where she met LaVerne M. "Dan" Boone. They married on June 15, 1940. They purchased the tire company and renamed it Boone General Tire where they both worked until they sold it in the 1970’s. Following the sale, Olive worked as a legal secretary for the firm of Kenneth Beck until her retirement at the age of 72. Olive was proud of being voted one of the best dressed women in Wichita in the 1960’s. She was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the 50/50 Sunday School class. She volunteered at the church office on Tuesdays until she was 94 yrs. Old. She was also a volunteer at Wesley Hospital and she belonged to the Business and Professional Women’s Club and the PEO. She was an avid bridge player. She was preceded in death by: husband, Dan Boone; brothers, Elvin, Fred and Floyd Ayers; sisters, Opal Hartenberger and Margaret Divan; nephew, Curtis Hartenberger. She is survived by: nieces, Nancy (Gerald) Christensen, LaDonna Unruh, both of Newton; Emma Rae (Al) Zimmerman of Kansas City, Rogene (Tom) Besse of Moundridge, Madelyn Winterbourne of Aptos, CA; nephews, Charles (Patty) Ayers of Peabody, Michael Divan of Bradbury CA, Larry (Pam) Divan of Temecula, CA and Gary (Marilyn) Brown of Kansas City. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 330 N. Broadway. To sign a guest book or leave a condolence for the family, go to

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Bailor, John C., 84, died Dec. 7, 2013. No Botkin, Frank Lee, 75, retired member of Sheet Metal Local Union #29 and services will be held. Preceded in death by parents, lifetime member of Wichita Jeeps Logan and Norma Bailor; his brother, Logan and Motorcycle Club, passed away first wife, Frances. Survivors are wife, Eva Lois; Wednesday, December 11, 2013. stepchildren, Karen (Jim) Pollock, Michael Memorial service, 10 a.m., Arnett; best loved cat, Princess Eva Rose; and Tuesday, December 17, grandson, Damond (Marisa) Pollock. Resthaven Downing & Lahey Mortuary Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at West. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Helen; son, Rick Dooling; grandson, Kyle Thornburg. Survivors: wife, Juanita "Nita"; children, Robin Thornburg (Doug), Cliff Dooling, Christina Baker, Sr., James "Jim," age 66, ret Learjet Bishop (David) all of Wichita, Jeffery Bissonett Tooling Mgr, passed away (Scott) of Yakima, WA, Cara Radford (Travis) of Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Wichita; grandchildren, Zach Dooling, Eric Visitation Monday, 9-8 pm, w/ Thornburg, Tanner and Carson Radford; brothers, family present 5:30-7 pm, Webb- James, Gary and David Botkin; sister, Dulcie Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater. Guinty. Online tributes may be sent to the family Graveside Services Tuesday, 1 via pm, Clearwater Cemetery. Preceded by parents, Herbert & Boyer, Matthew "Matt," 38, fence builder, Marie (Gimple) Baker; sister, passed away Dec. 9, 2013. Sally Vermillion. Survivors: wife, Ann Memorial Services will be 2 p.m., (Wildman) Baker; daughter, Sandy (Michael) Monday at Broadway Mortuary. Reeves; son, Steve (Shurond) Baker, all of He was preceded by grandparents, Wichita; sisters, Carolyn (Ray) Anderson of AR, William R. & Sheila Boyer and Judy Duran of Tulsa, OK, Debbie (Ron) Pick of Clinton and Evelyn Blakely. Wichita, Susan Vought of TX; brother, Herbie Survivors include, parents, Craig (Helen) Baker of Tulsa, OK; 9 grandchildren and 5 and Bonny Boyer; wife, Andrea great-grandchildren. Memorial: Am Lung Assoc, Boyer; daughter, Daycia Boyer; 2024 N. Woodlawn, Ste 114, Wichita, KS, 67208. brothers, Michael (Shyla) Boyer and Christopher (Cachket) Boyer; brothers-in-law, Tony and Robert; in-laws, Eric and Janet; step-children, Ashleigh, Briana, Josh Jr., Carmen, and Jayce; uncles, Tim Blakely, Dennis Blakely, and Doug Boyer; aunt, Michele Knoll; great-aunt, Mary Jane, 1 granddaughter; 4 nieces, 4 nephews, 3 great-nieces, and 1 great-nephew. View extended obituary and share online condolences at Services by Broadway Mortuary. Memories are

Euson, Colleen Connolly, 61, passed away peacefully Friday, December 13, 2013 at home surrounded by family and friends. Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, December 16, 2013 at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Colleen was born August 2, 1952 in Fremont, Nebraska to Patrick L. and Joan Connolly. She was the founder and president of CMC Property Leasing, Inc. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Steve, Joe, and Sean; and sister, Maureen. She is survived by her loving husband, Richard of Wichita; brothers, Rick (Lora) of Lake Havasu City, AZ, Kevin, and Dan (Julie) of Wichita; sisters, Eileen Clark (Mitch) of San Diego, CA, Deborah (Kim) Koerperich of Justin, TX, and Mary (Larry) Thomas of Blue Springs, MO; cousin, Cecelia Connolly of Chicago, IL; and by many dear cousins, nieces, and nephews; her devoted best friends, Sandy Whiteside of Wichita, JoeAnn Moore of Dalhart, TX, and Karen Campbell of Plattsmouth, NE; and faithful dogs, Paddy O’ and Maddie. Memorials have been established with PALS Animal Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 47342, Wichita, KS 67201; and Good Shepherd Hospice, 439 N. McLean Blvd., Suite 100, Wichita, KS 67203. Share tributes online at: Gallegos, Manuel, 76, retired banker, passed away Nov. 24, 2013, in Hillsboro, Ore. He was born Oct. 11, 1937, in Wichita Kan., the son of the late Andrew and Angelina Gallegos. Survived by sisters, Anita (Bill) Best, Barbara Gallegos, Virginia (Lee) Childres. Cremation was provided by Donelson Fir Lawn Mortuary, Hillsboro, Ore.

Gear, Christiaan Alan, 29, Spirit sheet metal worker, born Nov 24, 1984, in Wichita, died Dec. 11, 2013, in Kansas City, Kan. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain; rosary 5 p.m. Sunday; funeral mass 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at St. Mary Catholic Church, Aleppo, Kan., with Father Sam Pinkerton officiating; interment in St. Mary Cemetery, Aleppo. Survivors: son, Brayden Gear of Wichita; father, Nick gear of West Tulsa, Okla.; mother, Brenda Farias of Wichita; brothers, Shawn Farias, Jonathan Gear both of Wichita, Michael Gear of Texas; grandfather, Russell Gear of Chilocothe, Mo. Memorials may be made to the Brayden Gear Education Fund. Mathews, Dee B "Doc," 81, Retired Dentist, died Wednesday, 11 Dec 2013. Son of Dorothy and Duane Mathews, raised by grandparents, John and Minnie Legleiter in LaCrosse, Kan. All are deceased. Past president Fort Hays State Alumni Association, member endowment Association FHKS, Member Board of directors Trees for Life. Graduate Kansas City University of Missouri School of Dentistry. Captain US Air Force Dental Corps. Practiced in Greensburg 1959 to 1985 then founded Dental Associates in Wichita. Retired. "Doc" was a free lance writer for all US model airplane magazines, contributing editor for "Model Aviation" from 1978 to 2008. Designed and published 69 construction articles and had 9 model airplane designs kitted by manufacturers. Survived by wife, JoAnn of the home; sons, Mark of Wichita and Bruce of La Crosse; daughter, Mrs. Julie Michelle Hinshaw (Darryl) of Wichita; grandchildren, Melanie Lorance of Salt Lake City, UT, Jaynie Lorance of Wichita, Marlena Mathews of Port Orchard, WA, Chauncy and Tessa Hinshaw of Wichita. By his request the body has been cremated and a private service will be held at a later date. Baker Funeral Home, Wichita.

McEnulty, Ronald Richard, age 85, beloved husband, Attorney and Air Force Officer, son of the late Alicia and John McEnulty of Tonganoxie, Kansas passed away peacefully December 10th, 2013 in Wichita, shortly after celebrating his 63rd wedding anniversary with his beloved wife Mary. He graduated the Valedictorian of his senior class from Wichita East and then joined the US Army during the occupation of Japan. He was a proud member of the elite 11th airborne paratroopers. After the war, he graduated from Wichita University. He married Mary Carolyn Corrigan of Wichita, his college sweetheart, and they had six children. Following his undergraduate studies at Wichita University, he received a Juris Doctorate from Washburn University practicing law for more than half of a century in Wichita. Ronald was commissioned in the US Air Force Reserve where he served as a Judge Advocate General, retiring a Lieutenant Colonel after 27 years of service. He was cofounder of the Arthritis Association of Wichita. He is survived by his wife Mary and his daughters, Anne Anderson of Wichita, Mary Kay Armstrong (Jim) of Longmont, Colorado, and infant Colleen (deceased), sons, Ron Jr. (Ronda) of Mukilteo, Washington, Sean (Patricia) of Wichita, and Colonel Michael McEnulty of Kansas City. Eleven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A private ceremony and burial was held Friday, December 13, at Blessed Sacrament Church and Calvary Cemetery. A memorial has been established at the Lord's Diner. Watson Reflection Pointe, 3201 S. Webb handled services. Share memories at

Moyer, Pamala Jean (Shumate), 59, retired d/c clerk for USD 259 and paper Clerk for Level Special Ed., went to rest on December 13, 2013. She is preceded in death by father, Austin C. Shumate. She is survived by mother, Donna Rae Shumate; son, Forrest Henry; daughters, Amanda Moyer and Radawn (Martin) Fulkerson; brother, Sonny (Nancy) Shumate; sisters, Debra (Tim) Barker, Gail Shumate, Wanda Woodward, Glenda Shumate and Cynthia (Justin) Raborn; and grandchildren, Kaden, Raela and Marri. Memorials can be lieu of flowers to the American Cancer Society. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. until service time of 3 p.m. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Resthaven Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at

Ohler, Hattie Verlene, passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at the age of 78 years old. She lived a full life with her husband of 62 years, Henry Eugene Ohler. Verlene had a passion for her family and kept busy over the years cheering on her children and grandchildren at softball, volleyball, soccer, and basketball games or gathering everyone together for her famous Saturday brunches. She loved to spend time with her friends bowling or miniature golfing and sharing some laughs over lunch. Verlene loved the Lord Jesus Christ and was very involved with her church family, spending many Fridays mornings in prayer with her prayer circle at Colonial Heights. She survived breast cancer by faith and with the support of her loved ones. Verlene finished her race with grace and patience, touching the lives around her with love, compassion, strength and encouragement. She will be deeply missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her, but her family and friends are comforted knowing she is in heaven still cheering us on just waiting for us to make it home. Verlene is survived by her husband, Henry Eugene Ohler; her children, Roy and Rhonda Ohler, Rick and Donna Ohler, Donna and Dennis Dodge, Linda Hardin and Boyd Hardin; her grandchildren, April, Michelle, Shelley, Gregory, Bryan, Jessica, Danielle, Angela, and Jerry; her great-grandchildren, Michael, Marcus, Mercedes, Mckenzie, Guy, Logan, Samantha, Kadence, Cerita, Larry, Gregory, CJ, Mathew, Courtney, Kaylee, Tatiana, Cameron, Sydnee, Caleb, Lily, Brandon, and Xander. Verlene is preceded in death by her parents, Roy Lerue and Mandy Cordelia Dixon Carpenter; her siblings, Troy Carpenter, Imogene Grames, Riley "Eudean" Carpenter, Nancy "Juanita" Speak, and Roy "Jerry" Carpenter. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Colonial Heights Assembly of God, 5200 S. Broadway St, Wichita, KS. Burial will immediately follow the service at Greenwood Cemetery, 6231 W. 47th St. S., Wichita, KS. A viewing will also be held from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m., at Smith Mortuary in Haysville.

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Obituaries continued from page 2B Roth, Lawrence F. "Larry," 92, founder of Roth Heating & Air Conditioning, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013. Rosary, 7 p.m., Sunday, December 15; Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 a.m., Monday, December 16, both at Christ the King Catholic Church. Preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Josephine (Natrop) Roth; 3 sisters and 1 brother. Survivors: wife of 71 years, Geraldine "Gerry" R. (McDonough) Roth; children, Joe Roth (Pat) of Wichita, Jeanne Malone (Dan) of Omaha, NE, Jim Roth of Houston, TX, Dorothy Contois (Mike) of Albuquerque, NM, David Roth (Adrienne) of Memphis, TN, Mike Roth of Omaha, NE and John Roth (Cary) of Edmond, OK; sister, Esther Doran (Jim) of Joplin, MO; 26 grandchildren; 22 greatgrandchildren. Memorial established with Christ the King Catholic School, 4411 W. Maple, Wichita, KS 67209. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Tributes may be sent to the family via

Town, Robert L., 76, Professor of Organ at WSU, died Dec. 10, 2013. He was born Oct. 31, 1937 in Waterman, Wisc. His interest in the pipe organ began when he was 3 yrs old, attending church for the first time. Instead of fighting boredom, he was fascinated by the organ. At age 12, he headed a successful campaign to purchase a Hammond organ for his church. At 15, he was appointed organist at First Baptist Church in Weedsport, NY. Mr. Town was admitted to the Eastman School of Music and received his B.M. degree in 1960 studying with Catharine Crozier and earned his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree at Syracuse University with Arthur Poister. He began his doctoral work at the University of Michigan with Marilyn Mason and was appointed to a teaching position as he continued his doctoral studies. At age 25, Mr. Town won the Boston Symphony Orchestraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Young Artist Competition, winning over organists with 10 yrs greater experience. He then gave a recital at Boston Symphony Hall. He recalled the competition as the beginning of his national reputation. Mr. Townâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recital venues included the Kennedy Center, St. Thomas Church in New York City and the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. He applied and was accepted at WSU in 1965 by Dean of the College of Fine Arts, Walter Duerksen. He taught until his retirement in 2006. He was a beloved master teacher and his students were successful in competition across the world with two receiving the Fulbright Award, the only students to do so in the history of the College of Fine Arts. His efforts at WSU led to the acquisition of the Great Marcussen Organ and building (Wiedemann Hall) to house it. Many of the finest organists in the world have given recitals in Wiedemann Hall. A memorial service will be held for Professor Town at 3:00 pm. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Weidemann Hall â&#x20AC;&#x201C; WSU. Memorials may be sent to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202 or the Marcussen Organ Maintenance Fund c/o WSU Foundation, 1845 N. Fairmount, Wichita, KS 67260. To sign a guest book or leave a condolence for the family, go to

Smith, Lois A., age 90, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013. Memorial service 10am Wednesday, December 18 at St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas Ave., Wichita. Lois is preceded in death by her parents, C.E. Hunt and Elsie Ramsey; husband, Donald Smith; daughter, Janice Wallace; brothers, Marion and Claire Hunt. She is survived by her son, Charles (Sandra) Coykendall; son inlaw, Bob Wallace; grandchildren, Don (Julie) Mitchell, Chris Coykendall, Jeff Coykendall and Lori (Alex) Falcone; great-grandchildren, Brayden, Trey, Cheyenne, Jeremy and Jessica; sister in-law, Eleanor Smith. During her career, she served as a legal secretary, paralegal, and owner of Kansas Credit Investigation. She held various offices in the Wichita Legal Secretaries Association and was one of three contenders for the National Association Legal Secretary of the Year Award. She was active at St. James as a member of the altar guild, server and lector. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church or the Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N. Hillside Wichita, KS 67219. Arrangements Unruh, Marvin Lee, 82, retired Kansas Gas with Smith Mortuary, Derby. Service Troubleshooter, passed away Thursday, December 12, 2013. Memorial Services, 10 am, Thursday, Dec. 19, at Broadway Mortuary, 1147 S. Broadway. Smith-Corry, Donna Lee (West), 72, former Marvin is preceded in death by Insurance Customer Service his wife, Betty E. Unruh. Representative, passed away Survivors include his son, Dave Wednesday, December 11, 2013. (Carol) Unruh; daughters, Funeral Services, 1:30 pm, Stephanie (Randy) Yeisley, Susan Brumbaugh, Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Broadway and Loretta (Lyle) Brumbaugh; two sisters; 13 Mortuary, 1147 S. Broadway. grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Donna was preceded in death by Memorials established with Evangel Assembly of her parents, Donald and Virginia God. Share online condolences at West. Survivors include her Services by husband, Guy K. Corry; son, Scott B. (Amy Broadway Mortuary. McClintock) Smith; daughter, Stacey S. Smith of Omaha, NE; stepdaughters, Traci Shinn and Terry Litchfield; brother, Steven (Carolyn) West of Kendallville, IN; nine grandchildren and three Williams, Carol C., 77, retired Registered Nurse, loving wife and mother went to be great-grandchildren. Memorials to: Kansas with the Lord December 11, Humane Society. Share condolences at 2013. She was born in Weleetka, Services by OK to William and Birdie Broadway Mortuary. Coggburn who preceded her in death. Also preceded in death by her brother, Bill Coggburn; daughter, Carey Logsdon; Salute the ones granddaughter, Jessica L. Smith, who sacrifice. great grandson, Caleb A. Smith and mother-inlaw, Leola Williams. Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Allen R. Williams; daughter, Allison (Rick) Williams; son, Turner C. (Kim) Williams all of Wichita; 3 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Funeral service is 10:00 am Monday, Dec. 16 at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel. Memorials may be sent to Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Condolences may be offered at

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AUGUSTA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bernhardt, Richard J., formerly of Augusta, passed away at his home in Boquete, Panama, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Richard is survived by his wife, Ann Skradski, sons, Michael Bernhardt of Chicago, and Mark Bernhardt of Wichita; stepson, Byron Moore and wife, Andrea Gentry of Tampa; brother, Bob Bernhardt and wife, Jean of Dallas; and sister, Peg Dwyer and husband, Charlie of Dayton. He was predeceased by his first wife, Patricia Kuhel Bernhardt. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 17th, at St. James Catholic Church in Augusta, followed by burial at Augusta Cemetery, and luncheon at St. James Catholic Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made on behalf of Richard J. Bernhardt to either of the following organizations: Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research - Cure Pancreatic Cancer, Home for our Troops - Organization to provide housing for severely disabled veterans; https://

DERBY - Shelley, Mary "Fran" Toms, 82, died Thursday, December 12, 2013. She was born January 19, 1931 at Turon, the daughter of Omer and Mary Davis Tope. She is survived by her children, Tommy Toms (Cheryl), of Derby, Jerry Toms (Eunice) of Wamego, Teri Toms (Brad McClung) of Wakarusa, a brother, a sister, 5 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, 3 greatgrandchildren, and 1 stepgreat-granddaughter. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Monday, December 16, 2013 at Elliott Chapel. Private burial will be in Turon Cemetery. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday with family present 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

LENEXA - Sager, Margie Ray, age 88, of Lenexa, Kan., formerly of Hays, Kan., passed away Dec. 12, 2013. Margie was born Aug. 3, 1925, in Wichita, Kan. to Charles and Maudlee Ray. She was a homemaker and member and former President of Hays United Methodist Women. She was also very active with the IH Chapter of PEO, where she also served as President. Upon moving to the Kansas City area, she transferred her membership to the FL Chapter of PEO. She also loved to read, play bridge and golf. More than anything, she loved being with family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Maudlee; husband, Eugene; sisters, Crystal Steimel and Patty Wolfe; brothers, Charles Ray, and Jack Ray. Survivors include her son, Grant (Sue); brother, David Ray; sister, Joan McDonald; grandchildren, Jennifer (PJ) Johnson and Julie (Chris) White; and four greatgrandchildren, Madelyn and Molly Johnson and Christian and Carson White. Memorial service will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Olathe, Kan. Family will receive friends following the service. Memorial Contributions may be given to the Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 15315 W. 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66062. To leave a message for the family, please visit

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Wodarz, Sylvester J., 93, Engineer, died Thursday, December 12, 2013. Rosary will be at 7:00 P.M., Monday, December 16, 2013, at Downing & Lahey Mortuary East. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at All Saints Catholic Church. Preceded in death by: parents, Peter Paul and Clara Marie Wodarz; wife, Elizabeth; son, Ronald D. Wodarz. Survived by: son, Randel (Lynn) Wodarz of Wichita, KS; sisters, Emma Cheek of Cresent City, FL, Rosella Bremman of Britton, S.D. A memorial has been established with Disabled American Veterans, 926 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS 67214. Share tributes online at: Sign a guestbook at

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OVERLAND PARK - Ellis, Ellen C. On December 30, 1950, Ellen C. Ellis was born in Smithville, MO, to Norma Louise and Francis Carl Fiddler of Shawnee, KS. She graduated from Shawnee Mission North High School in 1968 and continued her education at Emporia State University. She graduated from Newman Hospital School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse in 1977, and then earned her degree in nursing in 1985 from Washburn University. Her nursing career had many facets, including the "Quack Shack" at Emporia State University, the Lyon County Health Department, doctorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; offices, and hospitals, as well as driving the Flint Hills for the East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging. In 1974, Ellen married Marshall Ellis in Emporia. They had two children: Katherine C. Mason (1978), now residing in Wichita, and Andrew M. Ellis (1980), now residing in Olathe. Ellen loved Marshall deeply. Together they enjoyed board and card games, dance lessons, and adventurous dining. They loved to travel with Katie and Andy on road trips to destinations all over the United States. They also enjoyed sharing laughs, love, and adventure with their long-time friends Fred and Patty Gilligan. Ellen also had a generous and compassionate heart and frequently shared her time, talent, knowledge, and resources with family and friends. If you had a question, she had an answer. If you had a need, she would do her best to fulfill it. She was preceded in death by her parents Norma Louise and Francis Carl Fiddler and her sister Beth Anne. She is survived by her husband Marshall, children Katie and Andy, sisters Honor Kepka, Carol Conlin, Sharon Gaither, and Margaret Fiddler, niece Beth Leyva, and nephews Thomas Kepka and Matthew Fiddler. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 19 at Charter Funerals, 10250 W. 63rd Street, Merriam, with visitation one hour prior. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Kansas City Hospice, the American Cancer Society, or the charity of the donorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s choice. OXFORD - Donley, Doris, died Dec. 11, 2013. Services were held Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Oxford Cemetery. Survivors: husband, Robert; children, Larry Barnes, Nancy Woodrow and husband, Dave, Jim Donley and wife, Janet, Nancy Hetzler; many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Oxford Funeral Services.

VALLEY CENTER - Bishop, Florence Marie (Barrett), 94, passed away Friday, December 13, 2013. Services will be held 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 18 at Maize Park Cemetery, Maize, Kansas. She was born on October 16, 1919 on a farm north of Emporia, Ks. She graduated from Emporia High School where she met and later married Wayne Bishop. Shortly after their marriage they moved to Wichita, Ks where they lived until buying their dream 80 acre farm in rural Valley Center in 1963. She loved planting, watering, feeding and weeding flowers and tended a vegetable gardens long as she was able. She was a homemaker lovingly supporting her husband, children and grandchildren. She supported her husbandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s career and his love of spending weekends raising cattle and fishing at their farm in Howard, Kansas where they occasionally entertained the grandchildren. Florence joined an Extension Homemakers Unit in the 50â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and remained a member for many years. In the 60â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Florence and her husband Wayne were often at Lawrence Dumont Stadium rooting for the Royal Body Shop baseball team which they sponsored. Florence and Wayne enjoyed attending auctions and investing in antique glassware and collectibles. After Wayneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death in 1998 Florence attended Kechi Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband Wayne L. Bishop and her parents, Fred and Anna Barrett, of Emporia; a sister Helen Thomas and seven brothers, Clarence, Fred, Bob, Ernie, William, Duane and Roy Barrett. She is survived by two brothers Wilbur (Marge) Barrett of Emporia, Ks; Edward (Mildred) Barrett of Amarillo, TX; sons Larry (Flora) Bishop and Darrel (Elizabeth) Bishop in Wichita, KS; grandchildren David (Lori) Bishop in Fountain, CO, Sherri McDonald, Kevin (Sheryl) Bishop in Valley Center, KS and Sarah (Brad) Jones in Wichita, and Michelle (Brian) Lester in Kansas City, KS; twelve greatgrandchildren, and three great-greatgrandchildren. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to: Extension Education Foundation, Inc., 7001 W. 21st N., Wichita, Ks 67205. The family extends their gratitude to the staff at Reflection Living for Florenceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s care the last two years and to Amedisys Hospice staff for their care and family support. . Baker Funeral Home, 100 S. Cedar, Valley Center, Kansas has charge. Condolences may be left for the family at



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Parents and teachers photograph Colvin Elementary fourth-graders as they arrive at the Palace West Theater on Saturday morning for the premiere of their movie.

BIG SCREEN From Page 1B said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The district has been encouraging us to come up with some creative ways to incorporate literacy into activities,â&#x20AC;? she said, and to include regular education students and special-education students in a project. The students didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t realize what they were capable of until they pushed themselves, said Natalie May, a fourthgrade special-education teacher who worked on the project. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have seen a tremendous leap in their confidence,â&#x20AC;? May said. They worked closely together and have bonded as a class. Most of the students speak Spanish at home. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the biggest challenges was helping them come up with the right words in their writing,â&#x20AC;? May said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Being able to write a story in a way that is understandable for someone whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s viewing it or reading it was a challenge.

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Colvin Elementary fourth-graders sign autographs Saturday morning at the premiere of their movie. It sounds really simple to write a story, but they have to work twice as hard to write those things in our language.â&#x20AC;? Falvey and May didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what to expect as to the level of the stories. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their stories were really, really good and were fun to read,â&#x20AC;? May said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a really creative, imaginative bunch.â&#x20AC;? Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s viewing was because of the communityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s support.

Debt buyout Another potential longterm benefit is that One Gas will buy out and refinance about $1.2 billion of existing Oneok debt, Springe said. That should bring some savings for One Gas, and ultimately its customers, because the company will presumably be able to borrow the money at a lower interest rate than Oneok has been paying, he said. However, despite the favorable financing and concessions in the settlement, gas bills will continue to fluctuate and still could go up. Commission actions only regulate the portion of the gas bill that pays Kansas Gas to run the system that delivers gas to customers. The state canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t regulate the market price of natural gas itself, so that actual cost is passed straight through to consumers by the gas company. The gas company also has a special rider for passing on any increases in its property taxes.

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LAWRENCE, Kan. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Eight Kansas school districts have filed applications under a new state law to exempt themselves from many regulations governing K-12 education, and some of those are raising concerns within education circles. But superintendents of those districts say the waivers would allow them to address unique issues in their communities and better prepare students for college or the workforce. The waivers are being made available under a new state law, the Coalition of Innovative Districts Act, which was passed by the 2013 Legislature on a largely party-line vote and signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback. It allows up to 29 districts, or 10 percent of the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 286 school districts, to be exempt from most laws and regulations if they submit a plan showing how that flexibility will help student achievement. The eight school districts that submitted applications before the Dec. 1 deadline include: Santa Fe Trail in Osage County; Hugoton in southwest Kansas; Seaman in Shawnee County; McPherson in central Kansas; Concordia in northcentral Kansas; Blue Valley in Johnson County; Sterling in south-central Kansas; and Kansas City, Kan. Lawrence superintendent Rick Doll said after passage of the bill that the local district had no interest in applying for the exemptions. Several of the districts are seeking waivers that would enable them to focus on preparing students for college and careers by helping them earn college credit and significant work experience even before they graduate from high school. At the Santa Fe Trail school district in Osage County, for example, Superintendent Steve Pegram wants to offer multiple pathways for students to get a high school diploma, including one that would require only two full years of classroom work in core subjects of English, math, science and social studies. The rest could be career training at a community college or technical school, followed by a year of onthe-job work experience that would involve only minimal supervision by the district to ensure the training program is meeting academic standards. To do that, Santa Fe Trail, which has 1,050 students in K-12, is seeking a waiver from the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s high school graduation requirements, which were raised in 2005 to require more courses in core subjects, a move that

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Kansas Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker talks about the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans for revising teacher evaluations. district officials think was unnecessary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My point of contention is we were trying to raise our test scores in the state more than what was best for the kids,â&#x20AC;? Pegram said. He said students can gain the additional skills and knowledge through job training and work experience as well as they can through classroom instruction. But Karen Godfrey, president of the Kansas National Education Association, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest teachers union, said graduation requirements and other academic standards were not enacted lightly, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s troubled at the idea of waiving them in favor of sending students out to work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Job experience and internships can have a valuable role, but it has to have a connection to education,â&#x20AC;? Godfrey said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you loosen those rules, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very troubling. When they donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even want to have oversight over the work the kids are doing, it does seem more like work than school.â&#x20AC;?

Teacher licensure Like many of the districts applying, Santa Fe is also seeking a waiver from state teacher licensure requirements so that industry professionals, not to mention college instructors, can teach and supervise high school students without all of the formal teacher preparation that is normally required. But in the tiny Hugoton school district â&#x20AC;&#x201C; enrollment 1,179 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the southwest corner of Kansas, Superintendent Mark Crawford said his district needs a waiver to help relieve a troubling shortage of teachers, especially in math and science. Crawford said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hard for Hugoton to recruit fully

licensed teachers to that area of the High Plains, even though the district offers a higher-than-average starting salary of more than $38,000. Many of Hugotonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s teachers come from Colorado and the Panhandle areas of Texas and Oklahoma, Crawford said, all of which have different licensing requirements from Kansas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always filled our positions, but not always with what is considered a â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;highly qualified' teacher,â&#x20AC;? Crawford said, referring to the state requirement that teachers be fully licensed to teach the subjects and grade levels in which theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re assigned, or have a â&#x20AC;&#x153;plan of studyâ&#x20AC;? to become fully licensed within two years. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve spent an inordinate amount of money and time getting them coursework for what the licensure board considers plans of study,â&#x20AC;? Crawford said. But Kansas Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker noted that the requirement for highly qualified teachers comes from federal legislation, and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concerned about the consequences if the state starts waiving that requirement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What happens if a parent complains that their kid isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t being taught by a highly qualified teacher?â&#x20AC;? she asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Are we (the Department of Education) on the hook for that?â&#x20AC;? DeBacker noted that under the new law, the Department of Education has no say in deciding whether to grant the waivers. The first two waivers will be decided by Gov. Brownback and the chairs of the House and Senate education committees. Later applications will be reviewed by a coalition board made up of the districts that have already received waivers.


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Atlas MD physician Josh Umbehr listens to Michael Scheidt's lungs during an exam.

Physicians, patients find value in direct care BY KELSEY RYAN The Wichita Eagle

For Michael Scheidt, having a family physician on call has given him peace of mind. Scheidt has been a patient of Josh Umbehr, Atlas MD’s physician-owner, since about the time Umbehr started the practice in 2010. His wife – who is now deceased – had a chronic, debilitating disease and wasn’t able to get around easily when they first heard about Umbehr’s practice. “He could do house calls, and just to take her to do a doctor’s visit was a big deal,” Scheidt said during his regular appointment with Umbehr on Wednesday afternoon. Scheidt says he continues to see Umbehr at his office at 10500 E. Berkeley Square Parkway because it’s “just so darn cost effective.” Umbehr, who started the practice just out of residency, says Atlas MD is one of the fastest-growing direct-care practices in the country with about 1,400 members who see the three physicians at practice. “This is cutting red tape, improving access and lowering costs,” Umbehr said.

A growing model For some local physicians, the answer to changes in health care has been to start direct-care practices – also known as concierge medicine – where patients pay physicians a monthly membership fee to be able to see a primary care physician as much as they want for things like checkups, basic lab work and management of chronic conditions. Family practitioner Renae Schuler was considering leaving medicine before she started at Performance Health, 10111 E. 21st St., Suite 106, in April. But now she says she has more time to treat the root causes of her patients’ ailments instead of just the symptoms. “It really is a privilege when someone trusts you

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Brian Williamson, owner of JCB Laboratories, in 2011. The company has installed a clean room ahead of regulatory changes. BY KELSEY RYAN The Wichita Eagle

CB Laboratories, a Wichita-based compounding pharmacy, has installed a continuous clean-room monitoring system in anticipation of new federal regulations for the industry, according to a news release. “This is just another step to show we’re invested in protecting patient safety in the products we make,” said JCB Laboratories CEO Brian Williamson. “It’s an ongoing process, investing and reinvesting in new technologies.” Compounding pharmacies make products not available on the marketplace from manufacturers or if physicians have special orders for patients. JCB Laboratories, which was founded in 2002, produces about 100 different products on a regular basis, Williamson said. Compounding pharmacies


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JCB Laboratories produces about 100 different products. The company is licensed in 48 states and has 25 employees. operated with a low public profile until last year, when a meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and made more than 750 people sick across the country was linked to problems at a facility in Massachusetts. The outbreak was traced to contaminated

steroid pain injections produced at the now-closed pharmacy. Under new regulations signed into law on Nov. 27, larger compounding pharmacies can choose to register with the FDA and have federal inspections, while smaller

pharmacies will stay under the jurisdiction of state boards of pharmacy. Williamson said JCB Laboratories will likely register with the FDA, but that a lot still isn’t known about how the new regulations will affect compounding pharmacies. “The New England compounding problem was an anomaly, one of those things where a really bad company was doing really bad things. ... (But) it did raise lot of awareness of quality of compounding pharmacy,” Williamson said. The new monitoring system, from Lighthouse Worldwide Solutions, will monitor conditions to prevent contamination before it occurs. It continuously checks air pressure, temperature and humidity in the clean room in addition to the temperatures of drug storage areas, ovens, incubators and refrigerators. Please see LAB, Page 6B

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Computer programming pioneer’s story finally told in memoir BY BRIAN BURNES Kansas City Star

You’ve heard of Rosie the Riveter. Prepare to learn about Betty the Programmer. When the U.S. military recruited mathematicians to help calculate the trajectories of artillery shells in 1945, Betty Jean Jennings applied. Then 20 years old and a new graduate of a northwest Missouri teachers

college, Jennings resisted those who told her she belonged in the classroom. As detailed in her just-published memoir, Jennings wanted adventure, and she found it on a new digital frontier, some of which was classified as top secret. During and just after World War II, she worked alongside the buttoned-down men who helped design the computer technology that no one then knew

would come to dominate American life and culture. “She was not just standing in the same room when these things Bartik were done,” Jon Rickman, retired vice president for information systems at Northwest Missouri

State University, said recently. “She was actively involved.” As the decades passed, Jennings – known after her marriage as Jean Jennings Bartik – grew exasperated as others stepped forward with versions of computing history that differed from her firsthand recollections. As her contemporaries grew ill or passed away, she believed it her responsibility to complete the manuscript that just now

has been published as “Pioneer Programmer.” Bartik, who died in 2011, wanted her book not only to set the record straight but also to encourage young women to pursue career paths similar to the one she followed in the 1940s. Author proceeds from the book, available at, will fund a scholarship for female students pursuing scientific, technological, engineering

or mathematics studies. “That would have pleased my mother very much,” said Timothy Bartik, an economist with the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in Kalamazoo, Mich. “The percentage of women in computer science actually has declined somewhat over the last 20 years.” In the early 1990s, women received about 29 percent of Please see PIONEER, Page 7B

A CONVERSATION WITH … MARK EATON That’s how his Wichita Roofing & Remodeling business was born. Over the years, he Wichita native Mark Eaton started sister companies in was in the carpentry business Salina, Lawrence and Topeka, when a major storm hit Wich- each of which was named for ita in 1992 and a friend called the city in which it was located. him. The multiple names became “Mark, do you know what a challenge, though, so Eaton just happened?” the friend asked. “You probably ought to is changing the name of his businesses to Eaton Roofing & maybe try to hone in on this Exteriors. shake shingle business in That kind of dovetails with town.” some work he’s been doing on So Eaton did carpentry by legislation requiring roofing day, and “in the evening I’d change clothes and simply go contractors to register with the state Attorney General’s out and meet and greet peooffice. ple” to explore the roofing Eaton says the requirement industry. BY CARRIE RENGERS The Wichita Eagle

is a good thing. “The roofing business has a bit of a black cloud over its head.” Among other benefits, the name change will help him meet the registration requirements a bit more simply. Is Kansas in general and Wichita in particular a roofer’s paradise? Well, you know, if you look at what all the weather people say, Kansas is right in the middle of what they call the hail belt, which starts basically in the middle of Texas, goes right through Oklahoma … Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa. The real answer to your question,

Wichita’s just right in the middle. … We’re right in it. Is your business cyclical or is it fairly steady throughout the year? It is pretty steady throughout the year. Obviously, storm activity gives us big spikes, and that’s not necessarily the greatest thing because all of a sudden, your cup runneth over, and it’s hard to please everybody. … I explained it to a dentist a while back. I said, “Can you imagine that every one of your clients all of a sudden have a toothache at 1 o’clock in the afternoon … Please see EATON, Page 6B

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Mark Eaton is changing his Wichita Roofing & Remodeling’s name to Eaton Roofing & Exteriors.



Unruly air passengers EATON on rise, say flight crews

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GENEVA — Fighting soccer fans, fashion models screaming obscenities and a French film star relieving himself in the gangway are just a few well publicized examples of what airlines say is a growing trend of abusive passenger behavior on planes. Briefing journalists last week, the International Air Transport Association said it aims to use a conference in Montreal next March to seek agreement on the rights of crews and captains to do whatever is necessary to subdue offenders. “Unruly passenger behaviour ... is on the increase,” Tim Colehan of the Genevabased grouping told reporters. “It is a problem which our crews and other travelers face every day.” He cited as typical a passenger who fought cabin crew after throwing liquor at them, and then shouted abuse at flight crew and fellow passengers throughout an overnight flight from Europe to Thailand. Since 2007, when it began recording data, well over 15,000 incidents have been reported to IATA, Colehan said. “But there are almost certainly many more which we never hear about,” he said. The problem for the airlines and the crews, said Colehan, is that international law has not caught up with the new world of global air travel. Often offenders, like the violent passenger on the

LAB From Page 5B If it senses something out of the ordinary, alarms alert staff. “Air pressure is critically important to prevent contaminants from entering the room,” Williamson said. “If there is a drop in pressure, there is a potential for contaminants and other things to come back in.” Williamson declined to give the cost of the new system, but said it was “in the upper five figures.” The new system is the largest of its kind installed by Lighthouse in a compounding pharmacy in the U.S., according to a news release. The new monitoring system at JCB Laboratories is not the result of a voluntary recall of medications the company issued in August after concerns were raised about conditions at an affiliated testing lab in Loveland, Colo., Williamson said. JCB Laboratories no longer uses the Colorado facility, Williamson said, and there were no reports of patient harm. JCB Laboratories is licensed in 48 states and has 25 employees, Williamson said. Contributing: Associated Press Reach Kelsey Ryan at 316-269-6752 or Follow her on Twitter: @kelsey_ryan.

Bangkok flight, go scot free because police in countries where planes land say they have no jurisdiction.

Fear of lawsuits Worse, IATA says, the lack of clarity in the current 1963 Tokyo Convention that governs such cases leaves cabin crew and pilots uncertain on how to respond. “There is always the fear that they could be sued for assault if they restrain a violent passenger,” Colehan said. Other incidents in the skies this year include a violent attack on a flight attendant in China, an American viewing pornography on his computer, and a South African couple having First Class sex, according to credible media reports. A Russian woman on a flight from Los Angeles to London drank liquid soap when refused alcohol, and tried to bite a flight attendant. On another plane a man seized wine from a trolley and locked himself in the toilet to drink it.

and they all need to see you immediately?” That’s what a thunderstorm does. … They need your help right now. It’s almost a triage situation. You gotta assess who needs you first. Still, come on, isn’t it pretty great when there’s a hail storm? Sure, it adds to the bottom line, yes. … Our success has been the fact that our main goal is to take care of the insurance industry. We market (to) agents. Agents want their clients taken care of. Weather is a huge part of your business, right? Obviously, we’re watching radar in working months. We’re on radar 24⁄7 for more than one reason. For one reason, when you’re doing projects and a storm approaches, you’ve got some liability. (That’s) our first concern. The second thing we’re thinking is, “Do I need to bring in some help? How many houses are affected?” How do you keep your 34 employees occupied in the off season? A large part of this is plan-

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ning for the next year. We do a tremendous amount of safety training. OSHA’s guidelines are getting tougher and tougher. … You have to be safe. How difficult is the name change? It’s actually been a threeyear process. We knew it would be pretty difficult. When we started this business in 1993, we needed a name that kind of told people who we were and where we were from. … It was a great plan 20 years ago, but as things have changed and grown, it has become a little painful. Such as this past week when you were shooting a television commercial? I made it four times. Everything we did, we did it times four. The bottom line on the change is it’s economics. And we can grow easier, and we are in a growth mode. … It will make our operation

much smoother. So both of your daughters now work for you. What’s that like? My oldest daughter, Bree, has a degree … in marketing. You know, women in roofing isn’t real common, and she as a youngster kind of thought, “man, Dad, I don’t know if I want to work for a roofing company.” She is now in charge of our marketing. … She likes it. …It’s been fun to watch. … My youngest daughter, she’s 22. … Her name is Sydney. She’s on her eighth week. As we have expanded, we felt the need to (expand front office operations) … Sydney is training in that department and doing a wonderful job. What’s your most important business advice to your daughters? They’ve got the company name in their name, so there’s a little bit of pressure for them, obviously. … Our

motto at work (is): Character is our main ingredient. My biggest advice is to maintain that character. Is there anything you’d still like to accomplish in your career? What I really enjoy doing at this point is doing my fair share of lobbying for the … industry. What’s one thing few people know about you? The one thing is still my tremendous love for my father. … Dad’s been gone for 15 years. … As you mature, you think a lot more about the teachings of your father, your ancestors, and he’s been a very important part of getting us to where we are today. That’s always in my mind. Reach Carrie Rengers at 316-268-6340 or Follow her on Twitter: @CarrieRengers.


DIRECT CARE From Page 5B with their health,” Schuler said. “Being able to build that relationship is old-fashioned. … The relationship is between a doctor and patient, not an insurance company directing care.” Tom Blue, chief strategy officer at the American Academy of Private Physicians, a professional organization for direct-care physicians based in Glen Allen, Va., says there are about 5,500 private physicians nationwide, which means they have some form of direct financial relationship with patients in the place of or in addition to health insurance. The number is rapidly growing at about 25 percent each year, Blue says.

PIONEER From Page 5B bachelor’s degrees awarded in computer and information sciences, according to a recent New York Times article. Twenty years later, that percentage has declined to 18 percent. The position Bartik received in March 1945 was as a “computer,” which then meant not a machine but a person who computed. The job required her to calculate the arc of artillery shells for big guns being developed at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland. She soon took another job as a member of a six-woman team that programmed the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer (ENIAC), today considered the first successful general-purpose programmable electronic computer, assembled at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Key word: programmable. “The computers we have today are capable of being programmed,” said Rickman, “Pioneer Programmer” coeditor. “You can change instructions, allowing the computer to solve different problems – not just to add, but

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 ■ THE WICHITA EAGLE 7B It “sort of combines the chaos and uncertainty of health care reform, and as the country approaches cost crisis … it’s becoming harder for independent practices to sustain financial viability when they 100 percent depend on third-party payers,” Blue said. “They face the choice of going into employment by hospitals or revisiting their business model, and a lot are revisiting their business model.”

The word “concierge” has mischaracterized the movement toward direct care, Blue says, by making patients think that it is expensive. The average price of direct care nationwide is about $135 each month. But Wichita physicians are offering the service for less.

At Atlas MD, the membership fees are $10 month for kids, $50 a month for adults up to 44 years old, $75 a months for adults 45 to 64, and $100 a month for those older than 65. Membership includes unlimited home and office visits, some in-office procedures and discounts on labs. There are different fees depending on the level of care needed at Performance Health, said James Seberger, a physician who founded the practice about two years ago. Most membership fees at Performance Health are about $500 each year and include unlimited access to physicians and some lab work. The physicians can also get prescriptions at wholesale prices, less than what they would typically cost, he said. Despite the name “concierge medicine,” local physicians

subtract or divide.” That was a big deal on the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Bartik and her colleagues had to calculate shell trajectories accounting for variables such as powder load, wind and altitude. This process could take up to 40 hours for a trained mathematician working at a table with a mechanical calculator. The ENIAC could complete that task in about 20 seconds. This was world-altering. Bartik later headed a team that modified the ENIAC into the first stored-program electronic computer. Key phrase: stored-program. “This meant that someone could write a program and that program could be loaded into the computer, so it could execute that program from memory and not have to be rewired,” Rickman said. “All of these things were just huge events in computing history.” Bartik sometimes referred to this era as her “technical Camelot,” said Kim Todd, “Pioneer Programmer” coeditor. In part because of the wartime homefront shortage of able-bodied men, Bartik and her female colleagues were allowed roles that they may not have had otherwise. Bartik sometimes believed

little had been expected of her. When she applied for her job on the ENIAC, male engineers felt it necessary to ask whether she was afraid of electricity. Some men, Todd said, believed women often associated electricity with horror movies such as “Frankenstein.” Then there was the treatment that Bartik and a female colleague received after the first official demonstration of the ENIAC, on Feb. 15, 1946. After the successful test, the generals shook hands with the engineers – all men – and then left to celebrate over dinner. Nobody invited the two women. “When it was over, nobody congratulated us, thanked us or or recognized us in any way,” Bartik wrote, “not a single person.” Bartik and her colleague walked home. “It felt as if history was made that day – and then it had run over us and left us flat in its tracks,” she wrote. While Bartik continued to work in the computing industry through 1985, her early achievements long went unacknowledged, Rickman said. That began to change after a 1996 series of articles in the Wall Street Journal.

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think the model is accessible to those with lower incomes. “The ‘concierge’ term gets people to imply high value, which is good. We want them to feel like they’re coming to a high-quality place,” Umbehr said. “But it also gets them to assume high cost. That’s OK, though, because I can show you my costs are affordable.” Umbehr says he has several patients who were previously going to safety net clinics. He and the Performance Health doctors say they also have a number of scholarship patients or patients they see free of charge.

Insurance Starting Jan. 1, nearly everyone will be required to have health insurance or pay a penalty to the government. The penalty is $95 per adult and $47.50 per child (up to $285 per family) or 1 percent of the family income, whichever is greater, for 2014, according to the IRS, and the penalties increase for the next

couple of years. But direct-care physicians say they don’t think insurance requirements will affect their business model because many of their patients already have insurance or are willing to pay the penalty. Under common insurancecovered treatment plans, the physician creates a record for each visit, with a billing code for every disease or issue, Seberger said. For every treatment, physicians or their employers are reimbursed from insurance. But that’s different in direct care, Seberger said. “This (direct care) model encourages consistent visits,” Seberger said. “In this model, we’re paid to prevent things like heart attacks. … We don’t bill based on a disease code.” About half of Schuler’s patients have insurance coverage, she said. “You need (insurance),” Seberger said. That’s because hospital stays, surgical procedures and MRI’s, among a number of

other medical services, aren’t covered by concierge plans. Umbehr says he also encourages his patients to have some form of insurance. But “you don’t have car insurance to buy gasoline,” he says. Seberger said he thinks that premiums and deductibles for insurance will continue to rise and that people will begin to use their plans more like catastrophic coverage, not utilizing health care as much. Seberger says he recommends that patients have a Health Savings Account or a Flex Spending Account to dedicate a certain amount of money each month toward health care. “We provide a clear picture of what a cost will be each year, you can include dental by going to your dentist and you can take care of the majority of the things that are going to try to upend you,” Seberger said. Reach Kelsey Ryan at 316-269-6752 or Follow her on Twitter: @kelsey_ryan.





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Clayton Gossett’s two-story house at 3805 Longview Lane has an animated Christmas light display set to funky music.

Taking lights to the next level BY DENISE NEIL The Wichita Eagle



oor Clark Griswold. He was born too early. Fans of the classic movie “Christmas Vacation” remember that his quest to coat his house in Christmas light so plentiful that they were visible from space was an exercise in extension chords, frustration and citywide power outages. But that was 1989. In 2013, modern Clark Griswolds take a much more streamlined, high-tech approach. Thanks to computer technology, these illumination artists can not only ignite every square inch of their houses with lights, they also can make those lights dance to music broadcast on their own radio stations. Wichita is home to a growing number of such artists, who over the past several years have

To watch a video that features six of Wichita’s animated Christmas light shows, visit and look for this story.

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Dave Williams has plans to expand the animated display at his house near 21st and Ridge across the street to his mom’s. amassed thousands of dollars’ worth of technology and lights, which they obsessively turn into elaborate Christmas light displays that that cause nightly

traffic jams on residential streets from east to west, north to south. Wichita’s group of Griswolds are local men, many of whom

engineer and build things in their real lives. Most say they started their holiday hobbies after admiring other people’s work. All say that once they started, they couldn’t stop. Among them is Dave Williams, the mastermind of Lights on Barrington at 7507 W. Barrington. His house, in the center of a neighborhood near 21st and Ridge, is covered in 40,000 lights that flash and flicker to the beat of several classic Christmas songs.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra fans receptive to change in show BY ALAN SCULLEY Eagle correspondent

Last fall, Trans-Siberian Orchestra made the biggest change ever to its annual holiday tour. After having performed its rock opera “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” as the centerpiece of its show for its entire 13-year touring history, founder and band leader Paul O’Neill decided to spotlight a different rock opera. Instead, Trans-Siberian Orchestra performed “The Lost Christmas Eve,” the 2004 album that was the third and final chapter in the group’s trilogy of Christmas rock operas. O’Neill didn’t dare talk about it last year, but his decision to switch from “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” to “The Lost Christmas Eve” was not popular with plenty of people involved in the group’s tours. “I’ll be quite honest: Everybody was against switching from ‘Christmas Eve and Other Stories,’ ” O’Neill said in a November phone interview. “We never, ever intended to tour the first part of the trilogy for 13 years. It just kind of happened. Originally we were going to change it in ’08. But (booking agency) William Morris freaked out. ‘Paul, with the economy, this is not the time to be experimenting.’ So we didn’t.” Essentially what had happened, O’Neill said, is “Christmas Eve and Other Stories” was becoming Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s equivalent to the classic Charles Dickens story “A

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2013 holiday gift guide: box sets for music lovers BY ALAN SCULLEY Eagle correspondent

that has seen Stills write several absolute classics – including “For What It’s Worth” with Buffalo Springfield, “Suite: Every year, box sets and other special Judy Blue Eyes” for Crosby, Stills & releases make great gifts for music fans. Nash and the solo hit “Love the One You’re With” – and plenty of other Here’s a look at some of the best sets enduring songs. Most come from his from 2013. especially prolific period from the Beach Boys: “Made in California” mid-1960s through the ’70s. Dive in and Courtesy photo (Capitol/UME Records) – This six-CD chances are you’ll gain a new appreciaThe Beatles: “On Air – Live at the BBC box has its share of new goodies, including many unreleased tracks (usually tion for Stills’ talents. Rating: 4 stars out Volume 2.” of 5. alternate takes of songs that surfaced Miles Davis Quintet: Live in Europe on DVD that hint at how rapidly Davis before on other albums) and a set of live was evolving musically heading into his cuts that smartly focuses on cover songs 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Colandmark 1970 rock-influenced album, lumbia/Legacy Records) – Together and lesser known originals. It’s not the “Bitches Brew.” Rating: 4 stars out of 5. only in 1969 and 1970, this unit (keyfirst Beach Boys box, but it provides a Sly & the Family Stone: “Higher” boardist Chick Corea, saxophonist good overview of the many ups and (Epic/Legacy Records) – This four-disc Wayne Shorter, bassist Dave Holland downs of the group’s 50-year history. and drummer Jack DeJohnette) was the set has the hits, many great album cuts Rating: 4 stars out of 5. and 17 unreleased tracks, a few of least documented of Miles Davis’ Stephen Stills: “Carry On” (Atlantic/Rhino Records) – This four-disc set groups. “Live in Europe 1969” changes that with three concerts on CD and one does a fine job of summing up a career Please see BOX SETS, Page 2C /

This holiday season, let your pet give you a present. The Wichita Eagle is giving away $300 for the cutest, funniest or stupidest pet photos. Whether your pet is a dog, cat or tree frog, get out the tiny Santa hats and go to for information on how to upload the photos. They’ll be featured in a photo gallery on On Dec. 22, the finalists will run in the Arts section and we’ll ask readers to vote on their favorites. The first-place winner will receive a $150 Visa gift card. Second- and third-place winners will each receive a $75 gift card. Anyone may enter, but only Kansas residents are eligible

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Pet photos will be featured in a gallery on Finalists will be published in the Dec. 22 Eagle. to win prizes. To enter, go to pets. No computer? You may also mail your photos to Jean Hays, The Wichita Eagle, 825 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67202. All photos must be received by noon on Dec. 17.

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SAG, Golden Globe nominations signal chances for Oscars


Hustle” led the pack with seven nominations each. Those films’ casts also fared well in acting nominations. The Golden Globe Awards will be handed out Jan. 12, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler again hosting the telecast, which will be broadcast live on NBC. It’s all leading to the Academy Awards, and those nominations will be announced Jan. 16.

wo more high-profile groups announced their awards nominations this week, kicking movie awards season into high(er)

gear. First, the Screen Actors Guild revealed its choices Wednesday, showering love on “12 Years a Slave” with four nominations, including outstanding cast, the SAG’s version of best picture. Other outstanding cast nominees were “American Hustle,” “August: Osage County,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “Dallas Buyers Club.” The nominations further signaled Oscar chances, even though some notable performances were overlooked (most noticeable was Robert Redford for “All Is Lost” and Leonardo DiCaprio for “The Wolf of Wall Street”).


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“12 Years a Slave” is doing well in movie awards season. The SAG awards will be handed out Jan. 18 and televised live on TBS and TNT. On Thursday, the Golden Globe Awards nominations were announced. These awards, given annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are widely viewed as having less merit but no less star power. People watch the awards show because stars show up; stars show up because people watch the awards show. And it’s usually a tipsy

party. It’s also a given that critics generally like to poke fun at the Golden Globes, which sometimes have questionable nominees and winners. But this year, critics in general are saying that the Globes have gotten it (mostly) right, and that they have nothing to be ashamed of, even if the Globes are mostly viewed as a stop on the way to the Oscars instead of a precursor to them. “12 Years a Slave” and “American

For land’s sake — The independent comedy “Ghost Phone” is trying a unique approach to movie marketing. The film is now in limited release in nine theaters across the country through Thursday, self-distributed by the Taos Land & Film Co. Here’s the marketing hook: Everyone who buys a ticket to the film is automatically entered into a contest to win five acres of land in Taos, N.M. Really! Moviegoers keep their ticket stubs, a drawing will be held Dec. 23, and the winner will be announced on What a great Christmas present! Unless the land is radioactive or something, which I seriously doubt. The film follows a man (Nelson

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Everyone who goes to see the independent comedy “Ghost Phone” is automatically entered into a contest to win five acres of land in Taos, N.M. Franklin) who suddenly gets phone calls from the dead on a cellphone his recently deceased fiancee (Melissa Ordway) left behind. “Ghost Phone” is playing at the Chisholm Trail 8 theaters, 601 SE 36th St. in Newton. For more information on the film and show times, go to www.chisholm Reach Rod Pocowatchit at

When compiling your holiday to-do list, include some time for enjoyment


and tell me to join the real world, know that I, too, have lists. And I get a little anxious getting it all finished on time. But this year I’m making sure I think beyond that big check mark when something is accomplished. Put this on your list: Throw out the stress and bring on the memories. Check!

Take a moment right then and also in the next few days to think about the people opening your holiday greetings. Granted, I’m a full-tilt nut case for the season, as I’ve been told by friends and families for many decades. That’s why I remember vividly last year standing behind a woman at the grocery store who pulled a list out of her purse, turned to me, held up the list and said, “This is why I hate Christmas.” She might as well

have punched me in the gut. I had no snappy comeback because I wanted to sit her down, buy her a cup of coffee and remind her that even though it’s a busy time, it shouldn’t resemble the third ring of hell. As she grabbed the basket and started out I wanted to remind her that this season won’t come again. Yes, December will come again next year, but not this season. Now, before you e-mail me

on a high note,” O’Neill said. “We actually rewrote the story to make it even tighter.” As usual, though, this year’s Trans-Siberian Orchestra holiday concert won’t be a repeat of the previous year’s production. There will be a different mix of songs in the second half of the show, which will draw from “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” “The Christ-

mas Attic” (the second installment in the holiday trilogy), the 2012 five-song holiday EP “Dreams of Fireflies (On a Christmas Night)” and even Trans-Siberian’s nonChristmas rock operas. O’Neill is also rolling out a new arsenal of lasers, pyrotechnics and the other visual effects that have long made Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts one of the most visually spectacular rock shows going. “As always, we’re always looking to put new special effects on the flight deck,” O’Neill said. “So every year we try to mix it up. Some things we keep for a couple of years. … And the pyro and laser companies have come up with some brand-new special effects. One thing: We have our own people who try to come up with cutting-edge ideas, but after all of this time, every light company, laser company, pyro company knows if they come up with a great special effect that’s insanely expensive, there’s one band dumb enough to buy it.” O’Neill’s willingness to keep investing in the live show – he’s also famous for making

sure the group can replicate virtually every musical detail of the studio versions of its songs live – has been one reason Trans-Siberian Orchestra has achieved such enormous success since it first went on the road in 1999. O’Neill, longtime producer of the progressive metal band Savatage, founded TransSiberian Orchestra in 1993 around the idea of combining a rock band and symphony to perform, for the most part, rock operas. The cast of musicians and singers would change to suit the needs of each composition. Originally, the plan was to debut with a nonholiday rock opera. But O’Neill decided instead to tackle what he considered the most challenging project first – the Christmas trilogy, beginning with “Christmas Eve and Other Stories,” followed by “The Christmas Attic” in 1998. Then came the first holiday tour in 1999, and Trans-Siberian Orchestra was off and running. Along the way, O’Neill not only completed the Christmas trilogy with “The Lost Christmas Eve,” he moved into non-

holiday rock operas. The first such album, “Beethoven’s Last Night,” was released in 2000 and was followed by “Night Castle” in 2009. The latter album serves as a good example of O’Neill’s attention to detail in the studio. It was originally supposed to be released in 2005, but O’Neill refused to declare “Night Castle” finished until he found the exact vocalist (Jeff Scott Soto) for one of the key characters (Lt. Cozier). Three more nonholiday rock operas are now nearing completion: “Romanov: When Kings Must Whisper,” “Gutter Ballet” and “Letters From the Labrynth,” but they have been held up because O’Neill is still searching for the perfect vocalists for certain tracks. “Whatever one’s vocals are finished first will be the next record,” O’Neill said. “In hindsight, I’m glad that ‘Night Castle’ waited the four years because I don’t think it would have been the same without Jeff Scott Soto. He definitely took that and made it work. Writing great songs is only half the battle. You need the right singer to do the alchemy, to bring it to life.”

“The Last Waltz” may be more famous, but the best Band live album was 1972’s “Rock of Ages.” This four-CD set exFrom Page 1C pands greatly on the original, adding the complete Dec. 31, 1971, performance that feawhich stand up to Sly & the tured a four-song encore with Family Stone’s prime materiBob Dylan. The songs are al. Top off this set with a phogreat, the playing often magto-filled book with insightful ical and the horns – written track-by-track commentary by the great Allen Toussaint and you have a first-rate sur– add considerably to many vey of this group’s influential songs. A great live album is and still-vibrant mix of rock, now superb. Rating: 5 stars. R&B, funk and gospel. Rating: The Beatles: “On Air – 4 ½ stars out of 5. Courtesy photo Live at the BBC Volume 2” Creedence Clearwater (Capitol/UME Records) – Revival: “Boxed Set” (FanThe Who: “Tommy” Die-hard Beatles fans have tasy Records) – This is aclong known the 1994 two-CD out of 5. tually the same set as the “Live at the BBC” was just the The Clash: “Sound Sys“Creedence Clearwater Revivtip of the iceberg when it al” box set from 2001. Featur- tem” (Epic/Legacy Records) – This 12-disc set starts with came to performances by the ing all of the band’s albums group for the BBC. This excelall five of the band’s classic and a disc of pre-CCR songs, lent second volume debuts a albums. But the real treasure it’s a great set (although one number of rare covers, inis three CDs of B-sides, outwonders if there was uncluding Chuck Berry’s “I’m takes and live performances. released material that could Some of these tracks surfaced Talking About You,” the Dohave been added to enhance nays’ “Devil in Her Heart” and earlier on the “Clash on the package the second time Broadway” box and the “Black even the Stephen Foster stanaround). So don’t be fooled dard “Beautiful Dreamer,” Market Clash” reissue, but by the new packaging. Make along with plenty of familiar quite a few were unreleased sure your intended gift reciBeatles originals. Maybe pient doesn’t already own the (love the four versions of someday a box set (probably “London’s Burning” and curi2001 set. Rating: 4 stars out upwards of 10 discs) of all of osities like the chilled-out of 5. the Beatles’ BBC material will The Who: “Tommy” (UME extended version of “Sean be released. But “BBC 2” has Flynn” and the island pop of Records) This new four-CD “Idle in Kangaroo Court”). It’s the best of the performances box set version of the band’s more than a casual fan would that didn’t make the original landmark 1969 rock opera, two-CD set. Rating: 4 stars want, but the Clash is one “Tommy,” includes a nearly band whose hugely influential out of 5. complete set of Pete TownEric Clapton: “Uncareer deserved to be this shend’s “Tommy” demos that plugged” (Reprise/Duck completely chronicled. Ratput many of the songs in a Records/MTV) – This new ing: 4 ½ stars out of 5. new light, plus an inspired edition greatly expands on the The Band: Live at the 1969 concert performance original 14-track album. A Academy of Music 1971 that brings “Tommy” to vivid second disc features six worlife on stage. Rating: 4 ½ stars (Capitol/UME Records) –

thy songs not included on the album. Even better, a DVD includes video of the show, plus the full 14-song rehearsal performance. For fans of Clapton in an acoustic setting, this is a must-own deluxe edition. Rating: 4 ½ stars out of 5. Roy Orbison: “Black & White Night”/“The Last Concert”: 25th Anniversary Edition (Legacy Records) – Package these two releases together and you’ll have a great gift for any fan of Orbison. The “Black & White Night” DVD captures the exquisite 1987 TV concert special with a star-studded cast of guests. “The Last Concert” – recorded Dec. 4, 1988 – demonstrates that Orbison was in firm command of his amazing voice right up to his untimely death. Rating: 4 ½ stars out of 5. Elvis Presley: “Elvis At Stax: Deluxe Edition” (RCA/Legacy Records) – Presley returned to where it all began (Memphis) for his final recording sessions in July and December 1973. Originally, 28 songs from these sessions were released across three albums. This deluxe package assembles these songs and 27 outtakes that have surfaced on various posthumous releases. This gives these final recordings (which spanned R&B, country, pop, gospel and rock) a coherence and context they never before had. Rating: 3 ½ stars out of 5. Other possibilities include:

Legacy Records continued its “Complete Album Collection” series this year. The big entry is the Bob Dylan set, which features all 41 of his albums. There are also sets compiling Paul Simon’s 12 solo albums, Harry Nilsson’s RCA albums, Herbie Hancock’s 28-album Columbia Records catalog, Taj Mahal’s Columbia Records catalog and mono versions of the nine albums Miles Davis released between 1957 and 1964. Universal Records got into the act with the Moody Blues “Timeless Flight” set that has 11 CDs of studio and live tracks, three discs in DVD-audio and three DVDs of videos and concert performances. If someone on your shopping list is a fan of any of these artists – and is

missing some of the albums in these sets – any of these could be just the ticket for this year’s gift. Other two-disc sets that make good gifts include: the deluxe edition of Nirvana’s final album, “In Utero,” which has a healthy number of outtakes and demos; the deluxe edition of “Texas Flood,” the debut album from Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, which adds a 1983 concert to the package; a two-CD/oneDVD Julio Iglesias greatest hits set, with a DVD of his “Starry Night” concert; and a reissue of super group Mad Season’s lone album, “Above,” which features the original album and a DVD with performances from two concerts.

ere we are in the middle of the season of twinkling lights, shiny ribbon, candies and cakes, candles and lists. Especially lists. When my dear friend Sally complimented me on an open house I recently hosted for one of my favorite charities, she added, “So you can check that one off.” December will be a blur of activity and gone before we know it, but shouldn’t we have more to

BONNIE BING prove that we lived through it than just list of accomplished tasks? Sally’s comment made me think that during this season,

signed to breed change, to constantly grow,” he said. “But we did actually get painted into that corner.” From Page 1C So O’Neill bucked the objections, and “The Lost Christmas Eve” was performed in its Christmas Carol.” “Christmas entirety as the first set of Eve and Other Stories” was a holiday tradition, a story (and Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s 2012 holiday concerts. And in the case of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, also a musical and then he braced for a backlash in ticket sales. live concert spectacle) fans “Everybody was biting their looked forward to revisiting teeth, to be quite honest, last every holiday season. year when we went on sale,” It was a safe, bankable production that was pretty much O’Neill said. “And if we had stayed static (with ticket guaranteed to fill arena seats sales), especially in this econevery November and Decemomy, I would have been ecber. static. But ticket sales went up By 2011, though, the business logic of doing “Christmas 12 percent. We were like, ‘Wow, OK.’ So change is Eve and Other Stories” was getting overtaken, in O’Neill’s good.” view, by an artistic concern. So “The Lost Christmas Eve” is “Dickens got caught in the back this year as the featured same trap,” O’Neill explained. rock opera. And with this two“He wrote five books about year run, O’Neill feels he has Christmas, and he made his made the statement that there’s big money back then from more to the Christmas music of reading them in theaters dur- Trans-Siberian Orchestra than ing the holidays. He’d always “Christmas Eve and Other Stowant to try reading ‘The Crick- ries.” So next year he plans to et on the Hearth’ or one of his switch up the main holiday rock other stories, the other novel- opera again. las, but nobody would ever let “Right now the band is exhim. It’s ‘The Christmas Carol.’ cited, because they want ‘The “Trans-Siberian was deLost Christmas Eve’ to go out




more than at any other time of the year, we should be enjoying and taking time (even if it’s only a few minutes) to reflect on holiday happenings. Whether it’s a social event, a family tradition or all those preparations, the effort deserves more than a check mark on a list. For example, when those Christmas cards are in the mail, you check the list of recipients and then you check off the task on your to-do list.

If you go TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA What: “The Lost Christmas Eve,” a rock opera by Trans-Siberian Orchestra When: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Where: Intrust Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman. Tickets: $32.50, $42.50, $52.50, $62.50 and $72.50. Available from, 855-755-7328, most Dillons stores and the arena box office.

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Christ is Born! Hymns of tHe IncarnatIon Ancient Byzantine and Slavic Christmas Music Performed by the St. George Cathedral Choir

Sunday, December 15th • 5:00 p.m. Admission FREE St. George Orthodox Christian Cathedral 7515 E. 13th St. Wichita • 316-636-4676




Red Cloud’s legend comes alive in historical tour de force BY GAYLORD DOLD

“The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend” by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (Simon and Schuster, 414 pages, $30) Among the Bad Face Brule band of Sioux living in the western Nebraska panhandle was a brave called Lone Man, whose Oglala wife, Walks as She Thinks, was pregnant with her first child. Preparing to give birth, Walks as She Thinks spread a blanket on the sand beside Blue Water Creek. That night, meteors streaked through the cloudy sky, an astronomical event interpreted by Lone Man as an omen. The Brules agreed with Lone Man’s decision to name his son Makhpiya-huta, which was translated as Red Cloud. The year was 1821 and the infant was to become the Sioux nation’s war leader in the Powder River War 46 years later, and the Plains Indians’ only strategic warrior (though there were many Indian heroes) in a decadelong struggle by the united tribes to preserve a tiny fraction of their culture and land.

NONFICTION Just when the general reader might think that everything has been written about the wars of the Northern Plains, modern historians and researchers continue to produce astounding feats of research, reinterpreting, analyzing and reorganizing the record to produce works that are not only original, but also detailed. “The Heart of Everything That Is” is grand in scope and beautifully observed, telling not only the story of Red Cloud’s life and his 1866-68 struggle called, by some, Red Cloud’s War (though the Brules were joined by a large coalition of Indian tribes and bands, some of whom were former enemies), but also taking the reader on a tour de force of historical storytelling. Bob Drury, an independent historian and foreign corre-

spondent who has reported from Iraq, Darfur and Afghanistan, is the author of nine books and a magazine writer of note. His partner, Tom Clavin, has written 16 books and was a writer for the New York Times, and also the investigative features correspondent for Manhattan Magazine. Together, these two freelance writers have managed a feat of scholarship that interweaves ethnological brilliance and an insightful reinterpretation of Indian culture from the point of view of the Sioux and their allies, mainly the northern Cheyenne. The book is accompanied by a set of excellent maps and photographs, and an up-to-date bibliography. Beginning with Red Cloud’s birth in 1821, the authors take the reader on a galvanizing ride through time and space, an ethno-sphere peopled by unforgettable characters like Spotted Tail, Sitting Bull, Young Man Afraid of His Horses and, notably, Crazy Horse on the Indian side, and Jim Bridger, William Fetterman, Col. Henry Carrington, “Little Phil” Sheridan and many others on the “civilized side.” Most impressive, per-

haps, is the book’s deeply convincing explanation of Indian cultural life, including war-making, the warrior ethic and tribal political undertakings and procedures. Equally stirring is the authors’ ability to integrate contemporary diaries, journals, eyewitness accounts and genuinely authoritative firsthand sourcing into an utterly mesmerizing account of how, for a short time, Red Cloud managed to hold the Americans at bay despite being outgunned, outmanned and outsupplied. The centerpiece of the book is the famous Fetterman Massacre, in which 88 members of the Second Cavalry were killed by a coalition of Indian warriors about eight miles outside Fort Phil Kearny on Little Piney Creek, just east of the Bighorn Mountains in contemporary north-central Wyoming, where the Army was tasked to guard the Bozeman trail to the Montana gold fields. Red Cloud had laid the ambush. Crazy Horse acted as the stalker, taunting the soldiers, baring his rear end and daring them to come ahead. When they did, they were subject to an onslaught of 40,000 arrows, 1,000 for

every minute of the fight. The bodies of the troopers and their four officers were mutilated after death, which to the Indians’ way of thinking hampered their passing to the Sacred Hunting Ground. The half-starved troops and civilians inside the fort heard the fight, but it was over too quickly for a rescue outfit to join the fray. Red Cloud lived to the age of 88 and died on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where his descendants still live. He is buried in a cemetery atop a hill on the reservation, from where one can almost see the Black Hills, the sacred Paha Sapa, taken (another broken treaty) from the Indians when gold was discovered there in 1874. Red Cloud knew the whites – he had visited Washington many times and seen their world. He understood. At the end of his life he said, “The white man made me a lot of promises, and they only kept one. They promised to take my land, and they took it.” Gaylord Dold is a crime novelist based in Wichita. Visit his website at

Plenty to ponder Thomas Pynchon’s newest novel is clever and demanding.


“Bleeding Edge” by Thomas Pynchon (The Penguin Press, 477 pages, $28.95)


homas Pynchon, named by critic Harold Bloom as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Don DeLillo, Philip Roth and Cormac McCarthy, writes complicated, demanding novels that explore multiple themes. At the same time, he fills his works with pop culture references (real and made up) and includes much humor and satire. His new novel, his eighth and a finalist for this year’s National Book Award, is set in New York City in 2001, following the collapse of the dot-com boom and leading up to and after the tragic events of Sept. 11. But while it’s a historical novel and captures that period with its references to pop music, TV shows, movies (many invented), as well as to Microsoft as the Evil Empire, it also introduces elements that feel contemporary. For example, he explores the Deep Web, the vast Internet content that is not part of the Surface Web that is indexed by standard search engines. (Time magazine recently ran a cover story about it.) Or the NSA controversy. One character predicts “a total Web of surveillance, inescapable.” Reg, a documentary filmmaker, talks about trying to spread around DVDs, “hoping somebody with the bandwidth would post one at least.” He predicts that “someday there’ll be a Napster for videos, it’ll be routine to post anything and share it with anybody.” Yep. And the protagonist responds with another contemporary truism, “How could anybody make money doing that?” The protagonist here is Maxine

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Thomas Pynchon is one of the most camera-shy writers in America. Most known images of him date from his younger years.

FICTION Tarnow, who runs a small fraudinvestigating agency called Tail ’Em and Nail ’Em. She works on the Upper West Side, hunting down small-scale con artists. But she has had her license revoked, so she’s less inclined to follow legal guidelines. She carries a Beretta handgun and hacks into people’s bank accounts. She’s also the mother of two school-age boys, Ziggy and Otis, and her ex-husband, Horst, soon shows up and eventually moves in. (Pynchon makes many jokes about Jewish mothers.) Maxine looks into the finances of a computer-security firm and its billionaire CEO, Gabriel Ice, who is as cold and ruthless as his name (the names of Pynchon’s characters are almost never random), and trouble brews all around her. She gets mixed up with all kinds of characters, though it’s often difficult to distinguish their differences, other than their names. Their speech sounds similar, and Pynchon doesn’t offer much description of them. One is a drug runner; one is

an investigator who hunts clues with his nose. Another is an enforcer who has a foot fetish. Some are connected to the Russian mob, while others are bloggers, hackers, code monkeys or entrepreneurs. Some of these latter turn up dead. Mixed in with all these shenanigans are conspiracy theories. When a tape reveals a group of men on a rooftop with a missile launcher, one character is sure they are part of a government plot to bring down the Twin Towers. What there is of a plot is often hard to follow, as Maxine moves from meeting one character to another. New York City itself is a major character, and Pynchon dwells on the mood of the city following 9/11. More fun are his descriptions (“eyes wide as fairground lollipops”), his puns (“Zorba the Geek”) or his humor (one character says, “with your neo-Brechtian subversion of the diegesis,” which Maxine thinks “sounded like a pitch for a Christian weight-loss program”). An aspect of his humor is the plethora of topics he delves into, from opera to an invented African-American romance show. Pynchon develops multiple

themes, including the search for what’s real. The darkness of a computer screen is “a darkness pulsing with whatever light was before light was invented.” His description of those who write code to create a virtual world reminds readers of the work of fiction writing. Pynchon also likes to mix comments with his descriptions. For example, he describes “oil-storage tanks, tanker traffic forever unsleeping,” then adds, “addiction to oil gradually converging with the other national bad habit, inability to deal with refuse.” He goes on to describe heaps of landfill “reaching close to 200 feet overhead.” Is there a point to all this? I’m not sure. Perhaps bleeding-edge technology, which one character refers to as having “no proven use, high risk, something only early-adoption addicts feel comfortable with,” is some metaphor for our world today. “Bleeding Edge” is a complex, demanding novel. But it contains much clever writing that’s fun to read. It will also leave readers with much to ponder. Gordon Houser is a writer and editor in Newton.

Robert Boswell to read, sign books at Watermark on Tuesday to be a hedge against personal failure. Just like James Candler, a his patients, it 30-something psychotherapist seems, Candler’s at a mental health clinic near life is an out-ofSan Diego, is trying to keep control, irrationhis life together. But he’s like al mess. an imploding sun, around From this reciwhich a crazy (literally and pe of off-center figuratively) ensemble of patients and a characters orbit, trying to find physician who their own way in an everneeds to heal bewildering universe. himself, Robert Boswell has True, Candler has all the whipped up his first novel in trappings of success – a 10 years. A tour de force of fancy car, fancy practice, classic, character-driven stofancy house and fancy fianrytelling, the book combines cee. But none of them proves humor, pathos, tragedy and BY ARLICE DAVENPORT The Wichita Eagle

beauty in a hunt for “what could pass for a normal life. Maybe it was a Csort of life, but that was a passing grade.” A wry commentary on the maddening foibles of contemporary society, “Tumbledown” shows that Boswell’s “writing is increasingly essential,” according to fellow novelist Richard Ford. Boswell has written 11 books and had his short stories published in the New Yorker

If you go READING AND BOOK-SIGNING BY ROBERT BOSWELL When: 7 p.m. Tuesday Where: Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas How much: Free magazine and “Best American Short Stories.” On Tuesday, Wichitans will have a chance to hear Boswell read from and sign copies of “Tumbledown” at Watermark Books & Cafe. Boswell is no

stranger to the area. His wife, Antonya Nelson, also a fiction writer with whom he shares the Cullen Chair for Creative Writing at the University of Houston, is a former Wichitan.

BOOK NOTES Watermark Books & Cafe Best-sellers 1. “How to Tie a Scarf” by Potter Style 2. “Santa Is Coming to Kansas” by Robert Dunn 3. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays” by Ree Drummond 4. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer 5. “The Son” by Philipp Meyer 6. “A Christmas Memory” by Truman Capote 7. “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost 8. “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak 9. “Goat Glands to Ranch Hands” by Orin Friesen 10. “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Oliver Jeffers New and notable “A Little History of Literature” by John Sutherland (Yale, $25) – Sutherland, a former English professor, provides a thorough introduction to literature – from Greek myths to graphic novels – for all readers, young and old alike.

Eighth Day Books Best-sellers 1. “Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion” by Fr. Gregory Boyle 2. “The Candymakers” by Wendy Mass 3. “The Roots of Christian Mysticism: Texts from the Patristic Era with Commentary” by Olivier Clement 4. “On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the TwentyFirst Century,” edited by Diego Rosemberg 5. “The Story of a Soul: The Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux,” translated by John Beevers 6. “The Orthodox Study Bible: Ancient Christianity Speaks to Today’s World” 7. “The Sacredness of Human Life: Why an Ancient Biblical Vision Is Key to the World’s Future” by David Gushee 8. “The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O’Connor” by Jonathan Rogers 9. “Timely . . . Timeless: 25 Years at Eighth Day Books” edited by Victoria Foth Sherry 10. “Safari: A Photicular Book” by Dan Kainen New and notable “Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism” by Molly Worthen (Oxford University Press, $27.95) – University of North Carolina scholar Molly Worthen’s account of the evangelical imagination across the past 70 years is both sympathetic and critical. She captures the diversity of American evangelicals, their hopes and anxieties, and the nuances of their strategies for cultural influence.

National best-sellers Fiction 1. “Command Authority” by Tom Clancy.Putnam ($29.95) 2. “Cross My Heart” by James Patterson.Little,Brown ($29) 3. “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham. Doubleday ($28.95) 4. “The Gods of Guilt” by Michael Connelly. Little, Brown ($29) 5. “Takedown Twenty” by Janet Evanovich. Bantam ($28) 6. “The First Phone Call from Heaven” by Mitch Albom. Harper ($24.99) 7. “Doctor Sleep” by Stephen King. Scribner ($30) 8. “King and Maxwell” by David Baldacci. Grand Central ($28) 9. “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt. Little, Brown ($30) 10. “The Longest Ride” by Nicholas Sparks. Grand Central ($27) Nonfiction 1. “Things That Matter” by Charles Krauthammer. Crown Forum ($28) 2. “Killing Jesus” by O’Reilly/ Dugard. Henry Holt ($28) 3. “Guinness World Records 2014” by . Guinness World Records ($28.95) 4. “George Washington’s Secret Six” by Brian Kilmeade. Penguin/Sentinel ($27.95) 5. “David and Goliath” by Malcolm Gladwell. Little, Brown ($29) 6. “Miracles and Massacres” by Glenn Beck. S&S/Threshold ($27) 7. “The Pioneer Woman Cooks” by Ree Drummond. William Morrow ($ 29.99) 8. “Si-Cology” by Si Robertson. Howard Books ($22.99) 9. “The Bully Pulpit” by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Simon & Schuster ($40) 10. “Humans of New York” by Brandon Stanton. St. Martins ($29.99) Publishers Weekly





From Page 1C Putting displays like his together take time, dedication and cash, he said. He’s been collecting pieces of the display for six years, which is how long the display has been up and running. He’s not sure how much he’s spent on the display over the years but guesses that he drops between $3,000 and $5,000 a year. The displays are created using special software and kits that are controlled by a computer. A basic starter kit costs around $350, lights not included. The display builders attach various lights to their houses, roofs, trees and landscaping. Many create their own structures, too, from wire Christmas trees to arches made of PVC pipe. The kits come with controllers, each of which can accept about 16 plug-ins. The computer software allows the designers to program how and when the lights attached to each plug in will flash, and they can sync the shows to their music of choice. Depending on a designer’s level of experience, it can take between 40 and 100 hours to program a single song. Assembling the light display takes even longer. Most start putting lights up by Halloween. Most of Wichita’s display builders broadcast the music onto a radio station, which can be heard only within the vicinity of the house. They post signs instructing visitors where to tune their car radios, and many are accepting donations for charity. Williams’ charity of choice is Make-AWish, and he manages to collect about $1,000 a year. Williams said that he’s mo-

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Lights on Millwood is the work of light enthusiast Mark Benoit. tivated by the positive reactions he gets from people who visit his display. Last weekend, he said, he looked out the window and saw three buses parked outside, filled with people watching his masterpiece. He’s also encouraged by his neighbors, who could grow impatient with the constant traffic or annoyed at the latenight daylight coming in their windows. But Williams’ neighbors love what he does, he said. “We’ve got one of the best neighborhoods in Wichita,” he said. “In fact they bought me a Clark Griswold hockey jersey this year. I kind of wanted one, and they chipped in and got it.” The popularity of elaborate animated displays might have something to do with the advent of the LED Christmas light, said Clayton Gossett, who has been putting up a display at his house at 3805 Longview Lane, near Kellogg and Hillside, for the past seven years. When he first put up dis-

plays, he didn’t use LED lights and received a few power bills that “were probably a little shocking.” But LED lights are so inexpensive to run that even with his 31,500-light display that covers his entire yard, he doesn’t notice any difference in his power bill. Gossett, a home remodeler whose side job is drumming in local bands, describes himself as a hobbyist whose nature is to “go bigger and better every year on things that I do.” His display on his twostory house has grown and grown. This year, he erected a 40-foot pole in his front yard,

which he designed into a light-strand Christmas tree that’s the center of his display. This year, he also enlisted the help of a musician friend in Denver, who recorded a funky, 12-minute long track of electronica Christmas carol mashups that give Gossett’s display a distinctly modern feel. “The other night, I came home, and the party buses were out there,” he said. “I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s cool.’ I’ve also seen people dancing in the street. I saw a couple get out of their truck and just start dancing in the street.”

WICHITA’S TOP ANIMATED LIGHT DISPLAYS Following is a look at some of Wichita’s most popular dancing, musical light displays. To see them all in action, watch a video on Lights on Barrington, 7507 W. Barrington, near 21st and Ridge: Dave Williams, with the help of his wife, Mindy, has created a display that features 40,000 lights dancing to songs such as “Winter Wonderland.” Visitors can hear the music through their car radios as they watch, and they can make donations for MakeA-Wish. The show will run from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 27. For more information, visit “Lights on Barrington” on Facebook. Lights on Lawrence Court, 1122 N. Lawrence Court, near 13th and Woodlawn: Brad Short and Scott Lawrence have one of Wichita’s largest Christmas display, which features 300,000 lights and many of the decorations that once decorated the Wey Mansion on Park Place. (Short bought the light several years ago.) Their show includes music broadcast over the radio and a collection for Children’s Miracle Network. It runs from dusk until 10:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and dusk to 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and will be up through New Year’s Eve. Santa will be greeting visitors at the display on the evenings of Dec. 20, Dec. 21 and on Christmas Eve. Marshall Family Christmas Lights, 620 N. Stratford Lane, near Central and Rock: This display, run by Mark Marshall, his wife and their eight children, covers the family’s large home with 100,000 dancing Christmas lights choreographed to songs selected and approved by family matriarch Susie Marshall, including classics such as “Oh Holy Night.” It runs from dusk until 10:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from dusk to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. The Marshalls accept donations for The Lords Diner and St. Anthony Family Shelter. It’ll be up until the weekend after New Year’s. Information, /MarshallFamilyChristmasLights. Lights on Millwood, 1812 S. Millwood, near Seneca and Pawnee: Mark Benoit runs this display, which he likes to inject with touches of humor, such as singing windows. One of his favorites is “The Christmas Can-Can” by Straight No Chaser. Benoit has almost 100,000 dancing lights and raises money for Camp Hope. It runs from 6 to 10 p.m. daily through New Year’s Eve. Lights on Longview Lane, 3805 Longview Lane, near Kellogg and Hillside: Clayton Gossett’s house has 31,500 lights on it, all synced to funky, electronica Christmas carol mashups mastered by a musician friend. He’s running the show from 6 p.m. to midnight nightly through the second week of January. Christmas at the McKinneys, 1462 S. Coolidge, near 13th and Woodrow in Riverside: Steve McKinney put up his display almost seven years ago, and it’s just kept growing. It grew so much that he asked his next-door-neighbor if he could spread it on to his property, too. Now, the 100,000-light animated display, which features 24 different programmed songs, is a Wichita favorite. It runs from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays until the weekend after New Year’s. Money raised from donations is split between the Kansas Humane Society and InterFaith ministries.

Here’s a list of other homeowners who have big light displays set to music. Titus family show, 1850 S. Battin (Oliver and East Mount Vernon): Musical display by Gary and Cindy Titus featuring more than 28,000 lights that spreads onto neighborhing house. Includes joke-telling Rudolph and a different show every three nights. Lights on David, 409 N. David (West Central and 119th): Animated show by Terry and Kim Flory, who also do a big Halloween show. Lights are on from 5:30 to 9 p.m. weeknights, until 10 p.m. on weekends through Dec. 26. Lights on Ninth, 3821 W. Ninth (West Street and Zoo Boulevard): Musical light display set to 16 different songs. Information and video, Lights on Sycamore, 4620 S. Sycamore (Seneca and 47th Street South): Display by Harding family. 11608 Cedar Lane, Maize (119th Street West and 45th Street North): Animated show that encompasses two houses. 6726 W. Ocieo St., (Ridge and 45th Street North): Animated show by Josh and Millie Clyborne with 14,050 lights and seven musical sequences. Lights on Gold, 5336 S. Gold (55th Street South and Seneca): Animated display by Matt Robertson that uses 12,000 lights. Christmas Lights on Morning Dove, 14921 Morning Dove, Clearwater: Show designed by Cody Hanna, Clearwater High freshman. Magic of Christmas, 143 E. Fourth St., Goddard: Animated show by homeowner Eric Bader that features a giant Christmas tree, a train, snowman and more. 301 Stearns Ave., Haysville (71st and Seneca): Display designed by Kenneth Ault with lights dancing to music that includes and old western town-front and candy canes for visitors. Santa will be present on Friday. Free pictures.

Not animated but still awesome And here’s a list of some reader-nominated houses where the lights don’t dance but are still dazzling. Candy Cane Lane, 1000 block of Azure Circle (119th and Central): A group of neighbors have banded together to create a long lane of lighted houses. 628 N. Flora (Central and I-235): Big display featuring Santa, Snoopy and Frosty the Snowman 126 S. Ashley Park Ct., 105 N. Ashley Park Ct., 202 N. Ashley Park (Maple and Ridge) 569 N. Rutland (Central and Rock): display by Bob and Diane Moore. 12601 W. 71st St., Clearwater: House covered with more than 100,000 white lights, lawn is filled with statues, decorations, Nativity scene, gingerbread house and sleigh 1602 W. Browning St., Andover 820 James, Maize: Red and white light display 10813 SW Tawakoni Road, Augusta: 40,000 lights covering four acres, including fire-breathing sea monster, Santa’s workshop, and 25-foot tree. From the Andover/54 intersection continue east for 4 miles. — Denise Neil

Happy 85th Birthday

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ARTS CALENDAR Misfit Toys,” musical comedy, through Dec. 30, Mosley Street Melodrama, 234 N. Mosley. Shows 6 p.m. Mon.Sat., noon Sat. matinees, 5 p.m. Sun., Tickets $27 dinner/show. Call 316-263-0222.

THEATER “Twice Truman,” two oneman shows featuring Wichita State University faculty, artists and Broadway veterans Ray Willis and Tom Frye. “Tru” 2 p.m. Sun., Welsbacher Theatre, WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. North. Tickets $15, $5 students. WSU students free. Call 316-978-3233. Met: Live in HD “Verdi’s Falstaff,” opera, 2 p.m. Sun., Murdock Theatre, 536 N. Broadway. Tickets $23, $21 seniors, $18 students/military, $13 ages 13 and under. Call 316-263-1665. “The Nutcracker,” performed by Friends University Ballet Department, guest artists from the New York City Ballet, 2 p.m. Sun. and Sat., 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Sebits Auditorium, Friends University. Tickets $20, $15 seniors/students. Information and tickets, 316-295-5677 or “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” outrageous family of children who learn the Christmas story and help everyone to rediscover its true meaning, 2 p.m. Sun., Wichita Center for the Arts, 9112 E. Central. Tickets $6. Information and reservations, 316-262-2282. “The Nutcracker,” holiday classic, performed by Ballet Wichita and Ballet Idaho, 2 p.m. Sun., Century II Concert Hall. Tickets $12.50-$40. Tickets available at Century II Box Office or “A Christmas Carol,” witness the haunting story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his redemption, through Dec. 22, Forum Theatre Performing Arts and Events Center, 147 S. Hillside. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Tickets $11.50-$25 show only; additional $15 for dinner buffet. Call 316-618-044. “Naughty or Nice: A Rockalicious Revue,” Christmas show, through Dec. 22, Cabaret Oldtown, 412 1⁄2 E. Douglas. Wed.-Sat.: doors open 6 p.m. for dinner guests, buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., doors for show-only guests open 7 p.m., 8 p.m. show; Sun.: doors open 5 p.m. for dinner guests, buffet 5:15- 6:30 p.m., doors for show-only guests open 6 p.m., 7 p.m. show. Tickets $37 dinner/show; show only


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Tom Frye, a professional actor and longtime Wichita theater teacher, portrays Truman Copote in “Tru” Sunday at the Welsbacher Theatre at the WSU Metropolitan Complex. $22. “White Christmas,” musical, through Dec. 22, Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre, 3207 E. Douglas. Thu.-Sat.: doors open 5 p.m., dinner service 5-6:30 p.m., show 7:30 p.m.; Sun.: doors open 12:30 p.m., matinee 2 p.m., show only; select Thu. matinees: doors open 11 a.m., lunch service 11 a.m.-noon, show 12:30 p.m. Tickets $60 lunch/dinner and show; show only $45; Thu.Sat. evening dinner and show $45; ages 12 and under, $45. Call 316-612-7696. “It’s a Wonderful Life (Radio Version),” stage adaptation that follows five 1940s radio actors playing all the characters and providing sound effects, through Dec. 22, Wichita Community Theatre, 258 N. Fountain. Shows 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat. Tickets $12, $10 seniors/military/stu-

dents. All tickets $8 opening night. Call 316-686-1282. “A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol,” comedy, through Dec. 23, Prairie Pines, 4055 N. Tyler Road. Thu.-Sun. and Dec. 23, doors open 6:15 p.m., dinner buffet 6:15-7:30 p.m., 8 p.m. show. Tickets $29.95-$33.95. Call 316-303-2037. “Derbysville: The Town of

316-686-2177. “How Come Christmas?,” music, reading, refreshments, 7 p.m. Sat., First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7202 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-684-3481. “Irish Christmas in America,” Irish holiday traditions through music, story, song and dance, presented by Marquee Performing Arts Center, 7 p.m. Sat., Winfield High School, 300 N. Viking Blvd. in Winfield. Tickets $30, $25 seniors, $20 children under 12. Information and tickets, 620-402-6688 or www “The Gage Brewer Guitar,” the first electric guitar, exhibit through Dec. 31, Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. Hours 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tue.-Fri., 1-5 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Admission $5, or $2 under age 12, ages 6 and under free. Call 316-265-9314. Illuminations, more than 200 trees and structures illuminated in the gardens, music, Santa and light shows, 5:30-8:30 p.m. daily throughDec. 31, Botanica, 701 Amidon. Tickets $7, $5 ages 3-12. Call 316-264-0448.

Christmas Concert, presented by Trinity Academy band and choirs, 3 p.m. Sun., Trinity Academy, 12345 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-634-0909. Bloomfield Carillon Bells Concert, noon-1 p.m. Sun., performed by Dean Roush in the tower of the WichitaSedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main. This is an outdoor event. Free. Call 316-744-9433. “Sounding Joy: Trumpets Sound and Angels Sing,” holiday music for choir, brass and organ, presented by Wichita Chamber Chorale, 3 p.m. Sun., Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Tickets $15, $12 seniors, $5 students, high school students free. Call 316-204-2315. Advent Concert, 5 p.m. Sun., Church of the Magdalen, 12626 E. 21st St. Free. Call 316-634-2315. “Unto Us a Child Is Born,” ART EVENTS Christmas sing-along, 7 p.m. Sun., Church of Jesus Christ “Nature’s Toolbox: Biodiof Latter-Day Saints, 1409 S. versity, Art and Invention,” Rock Road in Derby. Free. Call works of more than 40 in316-788-5936. ternational artists in media ranging from 3-D animation and video sculpture to an SPECIAL EVENTS installation of more than Breakfast With Santa, 90,000 wooden chopsticks, 8:30-10:30 a.m., decorate cookies, visit with Santa, 2-4 p.m. Sat., Cravings Gluten Free Bakery, 3700 E. Douglas, Building 80. Cost $6 breakfast, $5 cookies. Call

1-5 p.m. Sun., Ulrich Museum of Art, WSU. Free. Plymouth Congregational Church Showcasing, featuring pieces from the Universe by Jo Zakas and Rafael Robles “Madona & Child,” through Jan. 5, Plymouth Congregational Church, 202 N. Clifton. Hours 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Free. Call 316-684-0221. “Vital Signs,” media art from San Jose Museum of Art, through Jan. 19, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. Admission $7, $5 seniors, $3 students and youth over age 5. Saturdays are free. Call 316-268-4921. “Range of Vision,” various artists, music by Joel Barkman, exhibit through Jan. 25, Art Room 114, 114 N. Main in El Dorado. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 316-321-3223.

BOOK SIGNINGS “Tumbledown,” by Robert Boswell, 7 p.m. Tue., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181. “Bullets, Bridles and Badges: Horse, Thieves and the Societies That Pursued Them,” by John Burchill, 1 p.m. Sat., Watermark Books & Cafe, 4701 E. Douglas. Free. Call 316-682-1181.

10th ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL MARGIE RUTH FORD Forever is a long time… Only seems like yesterday Realization that you had to go Every day since Validates the special memories and Eases the pain in our hearts Remembrance of the good times Instills that you are still here Nothing will ever break the bond of love

Gladys Tjaden Cook

Happy 88th Birthday

Orval (Red) Barkley December 15, 1925 At 88 and still doing great. Rack em up - his cue stick is waiting for you and you’ll hear jokes you never knew. With lots of love, Your family

Happy 90th Birthday on December 29th!

Marcella Sanders Whitman The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Marcella Sanders Whitman invite you to help us celebrate her 90th birthday Sunday, December 22nd at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 645 North 119th Street West in Mother Seton Hall. Reception will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. No gifts, please.

Nadine Girrens

Help her celebrate with a card shower. Send cards and memories to: Gladys Cook General Delivery Wichita, KS 67202

Our hearts feel each day Unless we sometimes stumble Remembering your touch Honestly nothing will ever replace Every thought of your love for us and us for you

Always and forever Rich memories of happy times Thank you for being Sweet Ruth We love you and miss you Momma. Wayne, Janet, Johnnie, and your grandchildren

Happy 80th Birthday December 20, 2013 Send cards to: 105 W. Breese Ave. Colwich, KS 67030

Matthew West Walker January 8, 1971 - December 12, 2007

Harriette Leisek Happy 90th Birthday December 23, 1923

-Birthday Wishes and Cards WelcomeWith love from, Kathleen, Peggy, Debra, Jonna, and John

O Dean Bell Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear.

If ever there was a wise man, there is wind on water. If a wise man were to speak, the planet leans toward the sun. If a wise man were to laugh, he could make the world smile. If a wise man had a roof, he would shelter the weary. If a wise man had no roof, he would sleep on the sand, or a boat, or under a tree. The wise man learneth be it from institute, prostitute, or destitute. The wise man shareth all he has, the wise man plays in the mud. Life vicarious, through his tale, the wise man travels on. We miss the wise man. We Love You, Mudman Mom, Family & Friends





















Grandson’s bullying behavior needs evaluation DEAR ABBY: Our 7-year-old grandson has been a handful since he was able to walk. He has been sneaky and has told lies for as long as any of us can remember. He has been suspended from school more than 10 times for various things. He stole several hundred dollars from his mom’s purse and took it to school so he would have money to buy snacks. He stays awake longer than everyone else in the house so he can take things and hide them in his closet. He knows what he does is wrong, but it doesn’t bother him. He is also abusive to his disabled sister. It is hard to imagine that a 7-year-old could give hatefilled looks that you don’t even see from adults. I’m afraid at the rate he is going, he will seriously hurt someone or be hurt himself. He also has a very big heart. That is why we don’t understand what is going wrong in this little boy’s head. Please help if you can.

seen the photographs. I now know they were aware of the situation, but did nothing. How should I approach the situation? It would be very bad if my parents found out.

– FACING THE CONSEQUENCES IN NEW JERSEY DEAR FACING THE CONSEQUENCES: You now know why it’s a bad idea to send nude pictures, because once they are out of your control, anything can be needs more of his parents’ done with them. While this is attention. Or he may have embarrassing, you should serious emotional problems. The boy needs to be evaluat- absolutely tell your parents ed by a mental health profes- what happened because they may want to take this matter sional so his parents will understand what’s driving his to their lawyer. Your former employers ignored sexual behavior, and it can be adharassment, attempted codressed. Please don’t wait. DEAR ABBY: I’m 17 and a ercion and blackmail. If it can be proven, they should pay few months ago I made the the price for it. mistake of taking and sendDEAR ABBY: May I share ing nude photographs to my boyfriend. An adult co-work- a pet peeve of mine? I wish er, “Jim,” got the photographs you’d raise the consciousness of people who write obituwithout my knowledge or permission and showed them aries and fail to mention the musician who provides the to my other co-workers, inmusic for the funerals and – GRANDMA OF A BULLY cluding managers. Jim IN NORTH CAROLINA threatened to continue show- memorials. The musician often does more preparation ing the pictures around unDEAR GRANDMA: Your for the services than the pallless I did him a “favor.” Out grandson’s behavior may bearers. Why are their names of distress, I quit my job, not have something to do with omitted? I usually want to realizing that managers had the fact his disabled sibling



know who they are when I attend. – WONDERING IN GEORGIA DEAR WONDERING: I can think of a couple of reasons. The first is that some obituaries are actually taken from the eulogy, which may have been written prior to the death by someone in the family. If the obituary was written by an employee of a newspaper, the information may have been taken as part of a standard list of questions about the deceased and any survivors. Frankly, I think it would be more suitable if the musician’s name was included on the program. If it hasn’t been included, there is nothing rude about telling the officiant or a family member how much you enjoyed the music and asking who provided it.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY This year you often feel as if others come on a little too strong. Understand that you are not going to change them, but you can establish your boundaries. As a result, mutual respect will grow. ARIES (March 21-April 19) ★★★★ You have a lot to do, yet you seem to enjoy the pace. You also have a lot of energy. Tonight: Hang up the mistletoe. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) ★★★ Be aware of a possessive streak that a loved one sometimes inadvertently triggers. Tonight: Order in. GEMINI (May 21-June 20) ★★★★★ You will be in the moment. Try not to be so extravagant when choosing a gift for a special person. Tonight: Forget tomorrow. Live now. CANCER (June 21-July 22) ★★★ Slow down and take some time to relax and enjoy being with your family. Tonight: Do something just for you. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) ★★★★★ You don’t need the holidays to make you smile -you just need people. Tonight: Where people are. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ★★★ A friend or family member’s request for you to join him or her for brunch might be too appealing to say “no’’ to. Tonight: You could go on and on. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ★★★★★ You seem to be in the right place at the right

time. Get away from the hectic pace and everything that surrounds you, at least for a little while. Tonight: Refreshed, anything becomes possible. SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ★★★ Work with someone directly. This person might demand that you be an active partner in something you both are involved in. Tonight: You do not have to explain. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ★★★★ Others could be very belligerent in declaring that they will do what they want without first discussing it with you. Tonight: In the moment. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ★★★ Use the daylight hours to the max. Pretend that you are Santa as you go off to complete your holiday shopping list. Tonight: Get some much-needed R and R. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) ★★★★★ You could turn a boring project into a happening. Tonight: Your inner child emerges. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20) ★★★ You might need to

Gary and Linda Barkman

distance yourself from others. Once you cancel some plans, do whatever you want. Tonight: Stay home.

Earl Wayne and Marie Hole 50th Wedding Anniversary

Join us in Celebration of Richard Slane’s 90th birthday on December 20th by sending him a birthday card! Family will gather for a good meal to celebrate this momentous occasion. Please take a moment to share your well-wishes and congratulations with Richard! Cards should be mailed to: 9221 Suncrest Wichita, KS 67212.

Gary Barkman and Linda Fuller are celebrating their anniversary! The couple’s 2 children and 6 grandchildren will have an open house at Hyde Park Recreation Center: 201 S. Greenwood Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, December 21st from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. The happy couple resides in Wichita, Kansas.

Howard and Doris Knight

Robert and Courtney Patton

Joseph and Samantha Hall Samantha Hoffman and Joseph Hall, both of Westwood, Kansas were united in marriage on September 14, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at The Elms Resort and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. The wedding was officiated by ordained ministers; Casey Skinner and Jackie Stahl. The bride’s parents are John Hoffman of Gardner, Kansas and Marsha Hoffman of Wichita, Kansas. The groom’s parents are Jimmy and Lisa Hall of Independence, Kansas.

Earl Wayne Hole and Marie Coats were united in marriage, December 15, 1963, at 1st United Methodist Church, Ottawa, Kansas, with Rev. Charles Knight officiating. They resided in Wichita from 1964 until 2008 and then moved near Greenwood, MO. Earl Wayne was employed at Boeing for thirty six years and Marie was employed for Boeing for nineteen years. Both retired in 2000. The couple has two children; Sherri (Bart) Nitz, Lake Winnebago, MO, and Jeff (Jennifer) Hole, Lake Winnebago, MO. They are blessed with three grandsons; Justin Nitz, Alec Nitz, and Hayden Hole The couple will celebrate this special occasion with a family vacation in Hawaii.

Courtney Fromm Poynter and Robert Lewis Patton both of Wichita, KS were united in marriage on June 1, 2013 at St. James Episcopal in Wichita, KS and was officiated by Rev. David Lynch and Rev. Robert Terhune. The maid of honor was the brides sister; Jillian Poynter and the best man was the grooms brother; Michael Patton. The bride is the daughter of Duane and Jill Poynter of Wichita, KS and the grand-daughter of Joan Fromm and the late Dr. Arthur Fromm, Joe Poynter, and the late JoAnn Poynter. The groom is the son of Rob Patton of Wichita, KS, and Leila Terhune of Austin, TX and the grandson of Rev. Robert and Lorna Terhune, the late Annabelle Lewis, and the late Donald Richard Patton. The happy couple honeymooned in LaJolla, CA and Kauai, HA and resides in Wichita, KS.

70th Wedding Anniversary Howard Knight and Doris Turner were united in marriage on December 19, 1943 at Kechi Methodist in Kechi, Kansas and Dr. Caffin officiated the wedding. They will celebrate their anniversary with a card shower. The happy couple has 4 children, 8 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Howard was a Contractor at Howard Knight Construction for 50 years before retiring in 1985. Doris is a homemaker. The couple resides in Wichita, Kansas. Please send cards to Celebration Baptist: 7202 E. 9th St. N. Wichita, KS 67206

William and Genevieve Bankston 50th Wedding Anniversary William Bankston and Genevieve Mathia were united in marriage on December 20, 1963 in Joe and Ethel’s home in Columbus, Georgia by a Baptist minister. William was an Engineer at Boing/Spirit and retired in 2013 after 31 years. Genevieve was a MA at JC Penney's and retired in 2011 after 28 years. They currently reside in Derby, Kansas. The happy couple just went on a 14 day cruise to Hawaii to celebrate and will also be celebrating on Saturday, December 21, 2013 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Abuelos in Wichita, Kansas. The dinner will be hosted by the couple's four children and ten grandchildren.






BRIDGE/FRANK STEWART Cy the Cynic says there are some things you just shouldn’t do: Never hire a color-blind electrician, never hammer nails into an explosive, and never get a tattoo from a guy named Nervous Eddie. To that I can add that when you’re declarer, you shouldn’t play even one card until you have an idea of how you will make your contract. Your plan may be imperfect, but any plan is better than none. Today’s West, having overcalled in spades, led the queen against six diamonds. South threw a club on dummy’s ace ... and then started to think. Finally he drew trumps and led a heart to the queen, winning, and another heart. West took the jack and led another spade, and South threw another club on the king, ruffed dummy’s last spade and ruffed his king of hearts in dummy. Declarer then faced a guess for the queen of clubs. He correctly placed West with 6-3-1-3 pattern and recalled that West had bid. So South led a club to his ace and back to dummy’s jack. He thought he was playing with the odds, but East produced the queen. South could spare himself some grief if he planned at Trick One. He must play a low spade from dummy, deferring his discards, and ruff in his hand. He draws trumps and leads a heart toward the queen. West has no winning defense. If he takes the ace, dummy plays low, and South can discard a club from dummy on the king of hearts. If instead West plays low, the queen wins, and declarer discards his last two hearts on the A-K of spades and can afford to misguess in clubs.

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Fabled, diverse Jerusalem is full of history B efore Columbus, many maps of the world showed Jerusalem as the center of the world. Jerusalem – holy, treasured, and long fought over by the three great monotheistic religions – has been destroyed and rebuilt more than a dozen times. Its fabled old-town walls corral a tangle of colorful holy sites, and more than 30,000 residents – most with a deep-seated reason to live so close to such hallowed ground. Jerusalem’s tiny historic core, a dense and complex old town, is contained within a mighty two-mile-long Ottoman wall. The old city within is divided into four distinct quarters: Armenian, Christian, Jewish and Muslim. During my visit, I found that the old town is fraught with endless little struggles. For example, the volume of the call to prayer at local mosques is turned up high – some residents think it’s to make a statement and to annoy the Jews. And Jews buy a house in what is historically the Muslim quarter and festoon it with Israeli flags. But the fascination of Jerusalem isn’t limited to its old town within the walls. Well beyond them lies the ultraOrthodox Jewish neighborhood of Mea She’arim. Kiosks sell posters of leading rabbis. Each rabbi has his own following, and the rabbi you

RICK STEVES TRAVELS IN EUROPE follow influences how you live and dress. Since this population takes the Shabbat (Saturday) very seriously, Friday is a huge day as all are busy preparing for their holy day of rest. Some Israelis see these fundamentalist Jews as leaders of their faith, and others see them in a less flattering light. One secular local shared with me his opinion of the ultra-Orthodox men whose studies are subsidized by the state and through donations: “To these Hassidic Jews, I – with my modern ways – am the enemy. Yet, he said: “They don’t work. Our taxes pay for them to just sit around and learn the Torah. Their job is to be religious.” He explained, “They speak Yiddish because they think Hebrew is not for small talk. It’s a holy language.” The religious scene in Jerusalem is complicated even for tourists. Before planning our day, my guide asked me my religion. Local guides know that, among Christians interested in seeing Jesus’ tomb,

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Jerusalem’s Dome of the Rock marks the site where Jews believe Abraham was preparing to sacrifice his son Isaac and where Muslims believe the Prophet Muhammad journeyed to heaven. most Protestants prefer the burial chamber outside the walls in the Garden Tomb, while Catholics prefer the tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. While I’m Lutheran, this is one case where I would definitely go with the Catholics. The Church of the Holy Sepulcher is built upon the summit of Golgotha, where Jesus was crucified. Because it’s holy for all kinds of Christians, who see things differently and don’t communicate very well, it’s a cluttered religious hodgepodge of various zones – each controlled by a different sect. There are chapels for Greek Orthodox, Franciscans, Coptic Chris-

tians, Armenians, and so on – each run by a different religious community. While that church is important, the city’s overall religious focal point is Temple Mount – considered by many to be the closest place on earth to God in heaven. That’s why Jews believe Abraham came here to sacrifice his son, Isaac. The golden Dome of the Rock shrine marks its summit. For Muslims, this rock marks the spot where the Prophet Muhammad journeyed to heaven. It is the third most holy place in Islam. Muslims have worshipped here since the mid-600s, yet the first Jewish temple was built on the mount in the 10th century

B.C., according to Jewish Scriptures. The Western Wall, the holiest place on earth for Jews, wasn’t designed to be that way. About 2,000 years ago, it was just the retaining wall that supported the main Jewish temple which stood upon Temple Mount. When the temple was destroyed by the Romans in A.D. 70, the Jewish people went into exile. Over the centuries, throughout the Diaspora, Jews returning to Jerusalem came here – to all that was left of their temple – to pray and mourn its destruction. That’s why it’s often called the Wailing Wall. The wall is divided into a men’s section and a women’s section. As part of their ritual, Jews place prayers printed on paper into cracks in the wall and stand where they’ve stood since ancient times to pray. A local Christian told me, “We like to believe that, while God is everywhere, all prayers go

CHRISTOPHER ELLIOTT TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER which is always a good idea with a third-party booking, even when it’s a travel agent you personally know. Similarly, it’s a good idea to phone your airline or car rental company to confirm a reservation. But what if you forget? David Eccleston, a retired IT worker from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., recently neglected to confirm his tour of Scottish castles and gardens. “It turns out that that particular tour had been canceled about two months before, and our agent did not inform us,” he says. He complained to a manager at the tour company and expected to be given an insincere apology and an unusable voucher. But that’s not what happened. The owner offered Eccleston his car and driver, who took the couple on a VIP tour of Scotland’s castles. A similar thing happened to Rita Whitt, a retired teacher from Bonney Lake, Wash. On a recent trip to Moscow, she’d paid a lot of money for a tour that included a performance of the famous Moscow Circus, but when she arrived at the pick-up area, “everything was shuttered tight.” So she improvised. She asked for the location of the circus and found that it was performing across town, in another part of Moscow. “A local couple who spoke French, but not English, pushed me onto a city bus crammed with people going home from work,” she remembers. “They said something in Russian to the crowded masses, and about 30 minutes later, I was literally pushed off the bus, right in front of where the circus was being held.” Sometimes improvising works, sometimes not. When Shaun Kavanaugh pre-paid for a room at a Sleep Inn in New York recently, he showed up only to discover that the property hadn’t opened yet. Hotels routinely begin accepting reservations before they open in anticipation of their opening date. But when they miss their target opening date, as Kavanaugh’s hotel had, it can leave guests homeless. Kavanaugh, who works for a theme park in Orlando, contacted the Sleep Inn’s

corporate owner and asked it to find him a comparable hotel room. But it refused, agreeing only to pay the difference between any hotel room he found on his own and his original rate. “I ended up having to drive 45 minutes over to New Jersey,” he says. Of course, you can take all the steps to make sure that the product you booked exists – work with a reliable travel agent, call to confirm, and ask for a real-time resolution – and still come up short. Which brings us back to Hoybook, the traveler who paid for a room at a hotel that had been closed. Orbitz initially wouldn’t stop its collection efforts, so I contacted the online agency on Hoybook’s behalf. Separately, Hoybook also reported the matter to his state

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What to do when your hotel doesn’t exist For just $89 a night, the all-suite hotel in Killeen, Texas, promised Steven Hoybook and his family “Europeanstyle luxury” – an offer that seemed too good to pass up. But Hoybook wishes that he had. When he and his family arrived, they found the hotel’s windows and doors shuttered. “They were out of business,” says Hoybook, who lives in Minneapolis. He couldn’t reach Orbitz, the site through which he’d booked the room, so the family found accommodations at a nearby Marriott, paying $111 a night for a smaller room. When Hoybook finally reached the online travel agency by phone the next day, a representative “seemed sympathetic, leading us to believe that they would reverse the charge for the closed hotel,” he recalls. But after months of back-and-forth, during which the Hoybooks formally disputed the credit card charge for their first hotel, Orbitz referred their bill to a collection agency. The Hoybooks are hardly alone. Every day, travelers appear at the front door of a hotel that no longer exists, check in for a flight that was canceled long ago or for a tour that isn’t running. Someone forgot to tell them about it. Fortunately, you can take a few preventive steps to make sure that it doesn’t happen to you, and even if it does, the fix is usually easy. Step one: Work with an agent you trust, either on- or offline. “If a traveler is working with a professional travel agent, he or she will never arrive at a destination – or embarkation point – only to find that the product doesn’t exist,” says Steve Loucks, a spokesman for Travel Leaders Group, a travel agency consortium. “That’s because the suppliers with whom we work are carefully vetted in advance, and they’re usually ones with which we’ve had established relationships for a considerable period of time.” Online travel agencies such as Orbitz, Expedia and Travelocity also have safeguards in place to ensure that the products they represent exist. In Hoybook’s case, something “slipped through the cracks,” an Orbitz representative says. “And in the automated world we all live in, this got kicked to collections in error.” Had Hoybook been able to reach someone at Orbitz on the evening of check-in, a representative would have promptly rebooked the family to a comparable hotel. But a customer can ensure that a hotel is open by calling it to confirm the reservation,

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Kansas' Perry Ellis tries to block a shot by New Mexico's Kendall Williams during the first half Saturday at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Embiid, Jayhawks put away Lobos BY RUSTIN DODD The Wichita Eagle

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Herein lies the dilemma for Kansas coach Bill Self — well, if possessing a NEW MEXICO 63 7-foot freshman center NO. 13 KANSAS 80 with feet from the Basketball Gods should ever warrant the label of dilemma. Joel Embiid is really good at basketball. And he’s becoming more brilliant by the hour, as evidenced by his 18-point performance in a 80-63 victory over New Mexico on Saturday night at the Sprint Center. And still, if the 13th-ranked Jayhawks Please see JAYHAWKS, Page 4D

Dangerous KC special teams return to the past BY RANDY COVITZ Kansas City Star

The lineage of great Chiefs kick returners is as old as the franchise itself. There was diminutive Noland “Super Gnat” Smith of the 1960s followed by hard-charging Ed Podolak of Christmas Day 1971 fame. Long and lean J.T. Smith was a puntreturning terror in the late 1970s and early ’80s. Powerful and fast Tamarick Vanover was a game-breaker in 1990s, and Dante Hall dodged and darted to a franchise-record 11 kick returns for touchdowns — six kickoffs and five punts — in the 2000s. But this year, the Chiefs not only have one dangerous return man who is a Please see CHIEFS, Page 9D

CHIEFS AT RAIDERS When: 3:05 p.m. Sunday Where: Coliseum, Oakland, Calif. Records: KC 10-3, Oak 4-9 Radio: KTHR, 107.3-FM TV: KWCH, Ch. 12

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Wichita State's Tekele Cotton blocks the shot of Tennessee's Jeronne Maymon, starting the game-changing flurry in the second half.

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he first two words usually used to describe cotton are soft and fluffy. The first two words usually used to describe Wichita State junior guard Tekele Cotton are not. Tough and fierce, perhaps. Resolute and determined. Maybe even mean and nasty, from the harderedged crowd. Cotton — with a lower-case c — is what the sheets that help us sleep at night are made of. Tekele Cotton was Tennessee’s worst nightmare Saturday afternoon at Intrust Bank Arena. Like a commando rescuing his troops, Cotton took over the game in the second half, which is when he scored all 19 of his points, had four of his five rebounds and three of his four assists. He went a little crazy at the midway point of the half and it started with a ridiculously athletic blocked shot on the interior that most in the crowd of 14,356 couldn’t wait to get home to see on replay. That block not only saved two points, it propelled No. 12 Wichita State on a 17-5 run that turned a three-point deficit into a ninepoint lead over just more than five


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Wichita State's Tekele Cotton goes up for a shot against Tennessee's Jarnell Stokes. Cotton had 19 second-half points to take control of a close game and put WSU 10-0 for the first time. minutes. It also helped give WSU its first 10-0 start to a season. Cotton scored 11 of those points in a span of 4:13. And it wasn’t just the scoring. It was the way

Cotton defended, rebounded, passed, shot, drew contact, made free throws, blew kisses to the crowd, dressed up as Santa and made 12 reindeer fly. Please see LUTZ, Page 4D

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PREVIOUS POLL ON KANSAS.COM Jayhawks basketball fans — are you worried? Absolutely not. In Bill we trust.....................................................18% Nope. It’s still December..............................................................13% Not really. Young teams struggle early......................................30% A little bit, but Superteam Kentucky also has two losses. .......6% Yes, these guys don’t seem as good as advertised...............34%


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Saturday Georgetown 11 a.m. TV: ESPN

Dec. 30 Toledo 7 p.m. TV: Cox 22

Sunday Troy 5 p.m. TV: FSKC

Saturday-i Gonzaga 2:30 p.m. TV: ESPN2

Dec. 29 Davidson 2 p.m. TV: Cox 22

Jan. 2 at S. Illinois 7 p.m.

Jan. 5 Jan. 8 San Diego St. at Oklahoma 12:30 p.m. 6 p.m. TV: KWCH TV: ESPN2 Dec. 28-b Tulane 4 p.m. TV: FS1

Dec. 31 Geo.Wash. 2 p.m. TV: FSKC

Jan. 5 Northern Iowa 1 p.m. TV: FSKC Jan. 11 Kansas St. 1 p.m. TV: ESPN Jan. 4 Oklahoma St. 3 p.m. TV: ESPNU

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Dec. 22 Jan. 5 Texas at Missouri St. Pan-American 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m.

Sunday at Wis.-Green Bay 1 p.m.

Saturday Austin Peay 3:30 p.m.

Sunday Purdue 2 p.m. TV: Cox 22

Dec. 22 Tulsa 2 p.m. TV: Cox 22

Dec. 29 Yale 2 p.m. TV: Cox 22

Jan. 2 West Virginia 7 p.m. TV: Cox 22

Jan. 5 at Baylor 3 p.m. TV: FSKC

Sunday UCSB 1 p.m. TV: FCSP

Saturday at Hampton 3 p.m.

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Jan. 10 at Loyola 7 p.m.

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Dec. 29 at Chargers 3:25 p.m. TV: KWCH

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Saturday at Arizona 9 p.m.

Dec. 27 at Tulsa 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 28 St. Charles 7 p.m.

Dec. 29 St. Charles 5 p.m.

Jan. 2 at Dallas 7:30 p.m.

Jan. 10 Tulsa 7 p.m.

Jan. 18 Illinois 7 p.m.

Jan. 25 at Tulsa 6 p.m.

Feb. 1 Chicago 7 p.m.

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Thursday Bulls 7 p.m. TV: TNT

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Dec. 22 Raptors 6 p.m. TV: FSKC

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Syracuse at St. John’s FS1 Women: Texas Tech at Arizona PAC12 Women: UCSB at Kansas St. FCSC Women: Wichita St. at Wis.-Green Bay La Salle at Villanova FS1 Women: Md.-E. Shore at Oklahoma FCSA Women: Sam Houston St. at Texas LONG Newman at Emporia St. Chicago St. at DePaul FS1 Women: Texas-Pan American at TCU FCSP Troy at Kansas St. FSKC Md.-Eastern Shore at Oregon St. PAC12 NBA: Magic at Thunder FSN+ Western Michigan at Missouri ESPNU Pepperdine at Washington St. PAC12 Cal St. Bakersfield at Southern Cal PAC12 NFL: Seahawks at Giants KSAS NFL: Patriots at Dolphins NFL: Chiefs at Raiders KWCH NFL: Packers at Cowboys KSAS NFL: Bengals at Steelers KSNW Franklin Templeton Shootout GOLF Franklin Templeton Shootout KSNW Father/Son Challenge KSNW EPL: Aston Villa vs. Man. United NBCSN EPL: Tottenham vs. Liverpool NBCSN NCAA championship ESPNU Ohio St. at Penn St. BTN

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They have lived above fireplaces and in closets, under custom-designed lights and under garbage, polished by caretakers with soft brushes and dropped by drunks. Each December since 1935, a 45-pound bronze statue with a wood base has been handed to its newest winner, and for all time, its recipient isn’t just the season’s best college football player; he is the Heisman Trophy winner. The Stanley Cup, given each year to the National Hockey League champion, spends at least some time with each player – visiting homes, bars, battlegrounds and swimming pools – before it’s returned and reissued to the next winning team. But a Heisman, sports’ most prestigious and recognizable individual award, is the winner’s to keep. And though it’s not exactly explained this way, each man is free to do with it whatever he wishes. “Each one,” 1958 Heisman winner Pete Dawkins says, “probably has a different saga.” So the assignment, handed down nearly a year ago, was to locate the physical whereabouts – and document some of the adventures – of each of the 78 winners’ copies of the Heisman Trophy before another one is issued Saturday evening. Each winner’s school is issued a copy, and years ago, winners could request multiple trophies – ’49 winner Leon Hart once owned three Heismans, a son says – but there’s only one each winner poses with in New York and, as tradition has it, carries onto the plane home, toward its new life. Of the 58 living Heisman winners, 32 retain full-time possession of their trophy, displaying it on mantels or custom cases or even boxed in storage rooms. Nineteen overall Heismans are with family members, nine are on display in museums or restaurants and six have been sold at least once. This is where they are now, but where have they been? Eddie George possessed his Heisman less than 24 hours before its outstretched fingers were severed by an airport metal detector. Johnny Lattner, the 1953 winner, lends his Heisman to classes and businesses; it spent part of November in an Irish pub at Chicago’s Midway International Airport. The trophy Howard Cassady won in 1955 was once stolen and, because it contained no gold or silver, thrown away. But the 1968 Heisman’s life proved more complicated. The whereabouts of O.J. Simpson’s trophy were, for months, unknown, and the rumors of its location – and whether a trophy now existed at all – were at times both believable and ridiculous. For a long time, all that was known was that, in 1999, Simpson auctioned his Heisman to pay toward a civilsuit judgment after the 1994 deaths of Simpson’s ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman. A flamboyant 47-year-old man from Pennsylvania bought the trophy for $255,500 because, he told reporters at the time, he hoped to impress his girlfriend. The man, a steel wholesaler named Tom Kriessman, held a news conference, where he taped his name over Simpson’s. Then Kriessman – and the Heisman Trophy he purchased – just disappeared.

man, a believable one was that Kriessman, the man who bought it at auction 14 years ago, melted down the bronze. Kriessman owned a steel company outside Philadelphia, was seen after buying the trophy as an eccentric, and anyway, here were several people calling Rogers, claiming to have bought a chunk of what was left of Simpson’s trophy. Rogers says he passed on the offers, each asking for a few hundred dollars. But he says he fielded enough of those kinds of calls that he has come to believe Simpson’s Heisman is spread across the country in dozens of bronze pieces, each about the size of a ball bearing. This 45-year-old trophy was becoming its own legend, and like so many, this was just the latest tall tale. ■ ■ ■ File photo /

Wichita’s Barry Sanders won the 1988 Heisman while a junior at Oklahoma State. The Washington Post reports that Sanders’ agent, Jeff Bernstein, says the trophy is located at Sanders’ mother’s home in Wichita. ■ ■ ■ When Jason White returned to Norman, Okla., shortly after the Heisman ceremony in December 2003, he set the trophy on the floor in the closet of his apartment near campus. The Sooners quarterback was a college student, and college students sometimes store precious things in humble places. Beer cans are icons; a grandfather’s pocket watch is ordinary. The weeks came and went after the ceremony, and sure enough, White’s Heisman was soon buried under a pile of clothes, emerging only when a visitor asked to see it. Then it would return to the floor, and occasionally his baby daughter, Tinley, would crawl toward the trophy. One day, she pushed up on the Heisman’s base and grabbed its outstretched right arm. The fingers on her other hand wrapped around the trophy’s bent knee, and Tinley came to her feet, steadying her legs and finally letting go to stand for the first time. This is the thing about the Heisman: Its value to winners isn’t restricted to onfield memories or a once-ayear ceremony in New York. To many, it represents a life that has changed and a name that resonates for decades. Charlie Ward, who won the ’93 Heisman, hasn’t seen his trophy since shortly after the ceremony. He loaned it to the public library in Thomasville, Ga., his home town, believing its purpose was greater than sitting on a shelf in his home. It’s on display near the children’s books, and Ward says that’s a good place for it; maybe it inspires another small-town youngster to chase his or her goals, no matter how extraordinary. On a mild November Saturday, George Rogers, the 1980 winner, stands outside the University of South Carolina’s Williams-Brice Stadium. He poses for photographs and hands his Heisman to anyone with at least a $5 donation to his foundation. His trophy’s base is chipped and dented, the black paint flecked, but the bronze has somehow survived dozens of drops – by children who are unprepared for its weight, for adults full of liquid strength. “They always think they can handle it,” Rogers says. “… A lot of times when you’re intoxicated, you just try to grab it. I’m like: ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, you’ve got to

handle it with care.’ “ Rogers, the first member of his family to attend college, uses the donations to pay expenses for first-generation college students. He says an education gave him the chance to win the Heisman, and now his Heisman gives others a chance at an education. He says he has spent most fall Saturdays here, outside the stadium’s northwest corner and near the road named for him, for 22 years. So many Saturdays, so many photos, so many smiles – even after the Heisman’s latest fall to the pavement. “I know what first-generation is,” he says. “You’ve got to start somewhere.” ■ ■ ■ In early August, a memorabilia collector calls from Arkansas, saying he might know something about Simpson’s lost Heisman. John Rogers once owned Charles White’s 1979 Heisman, a trophy that has changed hands at least three times, beginning when White auctioned it in 2000 to settle tax debts. Rogers has since sold the ’79 Heisman after a failed attempt to return it to White, one part poetic justice and another part stunt. “I’ve probably gotten a million dollars in free publicity,” he says of owning White’s Heisman. Rogers says a group of alumni from the University of Southern California called years ago, asking what it would take to return White’s trophy to him. Rogers says he was willing to relinquish it for what he paid, and the group seemed interested. But when they learned that White had sold it – Rogers says they initially believed the IRS had seized and auctioned the trophy – the alumni backed away, and Rogers sold it instead to a private buyer. “Would’ve been a hell of a story,” Rogers says. He became known for owning White’s trophy anyway, taking a few calls to gauge interest in another Heisman once awarded to a Trojans running back. Simpson’s Heisman is arguably the most infamous, and its value would reflect the story told alongside it. And so Rogers, a talkative man, listened – though he heard something unusual. They weren’t selling Simpson’s trophy; they were selling pieces of it. Among the fates that supposedly befell the 1968 Heis-

Tom Kriessman answers the phone at his office, where his company still buys and sells excess steel and aluminum by the coil and gauge, clearing space for companies needing the extra room. “My story,” Kriessman says, “is very boring.” He has heard the many theories of what became of O.J. Simpson’s Heisman Trophy, whether it involves destroying it, selling it or whether it was the Heisman that Simpson was looking for when, in 2007, he entered the Las Vegas hotel room of two memorabilia collectors in what he said was an attempt to retrieve personal belongings. Simpson, who didn’t reply to a letter sent to him by The Washington Post, was convicted of armed robbery and kidnapping and is serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in a Nevada prison. Kriessman also chuckles at the difficulty in locating him, his former business and past business partners. This difficulty, he says, is no coincidence. “I’m keeping a low profile,” he says. And so, as it turns out, is the Heisman he bought 14 years ago. Kriessman says the trophy is intact, but rather than displaying it, he stores the ’68 Heisman in a rented safety deposit box at a Philadelphia bank. The attention he received in ’99 and calls from collectors and journalists compelled him to shun the spotlight. Now, he says, even close friends have no idea he owns Simpson’s Heisman. He will decline a request to visit Philadelphia, conduct an interview and see the trophy. That, he says, would be too much. “I guess I was a little bit of a different type of person back then,” the 61-year-old says. “As you get older, some people change.” He says he hasn’t visited the trophy in a long time, and he says he has no idea when it'll next touch fresh oxygen. Kriessman figures someday he'll sell it, though he isn’t looking forward to the attention that'll bring. Whether winning a Heisman or buying or selling one, there’s little about a Heisman that’s done quietly. “To be honest with you, it sort of happened that way, and you just get caught up in things sometimes. It sort of snowballed and it happened,” says Kriessman, who’s no longer with the woman he once tried to impress. “I was a lot younger back then and just an attitude about things and was just kind of a fun thing to do. Turns out, it was.”









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K-State, Michigan take different paths to 7-5 BY KELLIS ROBINETT The Wichita Eagle

MANHATTAN — Kansas State and Michigan will finish the year in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, but that is where the similarities between their seasons end. K-State went from 2-4, with an unexpected loss to North Dakota State and three straight conference defeats, to 7-5. Michigan went from 5-0, with a signature victory over Notre Dame, to 7-5, losing one agonizing game after another. They have been polar opposites. The Wildcats now have a shot at breaking into the yearend national polls with a strong showing in the postseason. The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is their opportunity to add style points to a campaign that already feels successful. “I am proud of my team for turning it around, going 5-1 after we went 2-4,” junior linebacker Jonathan Truman said. “It was just important to us to get things corrected and to turn the season around in a positive way.” For the Wolverines, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl is their final shot at redemption, an opportunity to salvage an otherwise regrettable season. “It's exciting for our team to have the opportunity to finish with one more game,” Michigan defensive coordinator Greg Mattison said. “It's been a disappointing season in

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Kansas State coach Bill Snyder doesn’t want his players to feel pressure. He views a bowl game as a credit to the team’s season. “I think it is a positive accomplishment.” some ways, because we've lost a number of games by very close scores. But playing in this game, playing one last game, gives us an opportunity to do what we have to do.” Simply put: K-State coach Bill Snyder and Michigan coach Brady Hoke will use different motivational techniques as they prepare for their Dec. 28 matchup in Tempe, Ariz.

Snyder has already used words like “vacation” and “honor” to describe the Wildcats’ upcoming bowl trip. He wants to win, of course, but he doesn’t need to play the “desperation” card with his players. The time for that is long gone. He would rather them treat this game like any other, and feed off their current momentum.

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Michigan coach Brady Hoke’s team began the season with five straight wins and had lofty goals, but a 2-5 finish to the season has changed the Wolverines’ outlook. “I’m pleased certainly for the youngsters in our program and the people that work so hard and commit so much of their time, effort and emotions into this team,” Snyder said of the bowl invite. “Certainly for the fan base, it is important to them, and they like that. For so many, it is the vacation time. I think it is meaningful in that respect. “As it relates to the rest of

college football itself, it is better than not having any other opportunity, for sure. I think it is a positive accomplishment.” The Wolverines are looking forward to the bowl trip, too, but their focus is elsewhere. It’s hard for teams to go from thinking about the Rose Bowl to soaking up the sun before a middle-tier bowl. Though unimpressive victo-

ries over Akron and Connecticut can now be considered signs of bad things to come, Michigan wasn’t that far from away from a 10-win season. Four of its five losses came by four points or less. There was a 43-40 setback at Penn State (in four overtimes) that started the collapse, then a four-point loss to Nebraska, a three-point loss to Iowa and a nail-biting loss to Ohio State that came down to a two-point conversion. Finishing games is Michigan’s new priority. “Whenever you're in a lot of very, very close games, you're either going to be successful or not successful. It comes down to one play usually,” Mattison said. “The Nebraska game, it was a fourth-and-2. The Iowa game, it was a stop, one last stop. Penn State, we thought we won it, but we missed the field goal. “All of those situations, when you want to be a great defense, you try to live up to the reputation that Michigan defense has built over the years, you have to make those stops. That's what we have to do.” One team thrived early. The other excelled late. They ended up taking drastically different paths to the same destination. The Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl will decide which season is better. Reach Kellis Robinett at Follow him on Twitter: @kellisrobinett.

Famous Jameis: Winston collects Heisman Trophy Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston kisses the Heisman Trophy while posing for photographers after winning the trophy Saturday in New York. Winston becomes the 79th winner of the trophy and is the third player out of Florida State to win the award.

BY RALPH D. RUSSO Associated Press

NEW YORK — Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy. The Florida State quarterback became the second straight freshman to win the Heisman on Saturday night, earning college football’s most prestigious individual award with a performance so spectacular and dominant that even a criminal investigation couldn’t derail his candidacy. “I cannot explain the feeling that I have inside right now,” Winston said. “I’m so overwhelmed. It’s awesome.” When his name was announced, he popped from his seat and quickly made his way to his mom and dad for hugs and kisses. He smiled and laughed through most of his acceptance speech, but got a little choked up when he talked about his parents. “When you see your mom and your dad and they’ve been struggling through this whole process it was nice to see a smile on their faces,” he said. Winston received 668 firstplace votes and 2,205 points. He finished 1,501 points ahead of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron for the seventh-largest margin of

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victory in Heisman history, despite being left off 115 of the 900 ballots that were returned. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was third, followed by Boston College’s Andre Williams, Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Auburn’s Tre Mason. Manziel was the first freshman to win the Heisman, and was trying to join Ohio State’s Archie Griffin as a two-time winner. Instead, Winston made it two freshman winners in the 79-year history of the Heisman. He

also became the youngest winner at 23 days short of 20. The 19-year-old also was investigated last month for a year-old sexual assault complaint, but no charges were filed and the case was closed four days before Heisman votes were due. “People trusted me and saw us play,” Winston said. Winston is the nation’s top-rated passer and has led the top-ranked Seminoles to a spot in the BCS championship game against No. 2 Auburn on Jan. 6, his birth-

day. The former five-star recruit from Bessemer, Ala., made college football look easy from his very first game. On Labor Day night, on national television, Winston went 25 for 27 for 356 yards and four touchdowns in a victory at Pittsburgh. Winston and Florida State were cruising toward an undefeated season when news broke of an unresolved sexual assault complaint against him made to the Tallahassee Police Department last December. The dormant case was

handed over to the state attorney’s office for a full investigation. A female student at Florida State accused Winston of rape. Winston’s attorney said the sex was consensual. During three weeks of uncertainty, Winston continued to play sensationally, especially in Florida State’s big games against Clemson and Miami, while other contenders stumbled or failed to distinguish themselves. If voters were looking to Manziel or McCarron or Lynch or Williams or even Marcus Mariota of Oregon to give them a good alternative to Winston, it didn’t happen. Mason made a late surge and ended up in New York because of the lack of serious challengers to Winston. The Heisman Trust mission statement says: “The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.” It’s a statement that has put the Heisman in awkward situations before. In 2010, Cam Newton played the season under the cloud of an NCAA investigation. He had also had legal troubles while in college. But like Winston, there was no doubt he was the best player and he won

the award. Before last season, Manziel was arrested after being involved in a fight and providing police fake ID. It didn’t stop Johnny Football from winning the Heisman. Reggie Bush had his 2005 Heisman stripped after the NCAA determined he had violated its rules during that season. But the Heisman trust did not ask Billy Cannon and O.J. Simpson to return their Heismans after serving jail time. The accusations against Winston were serious and documents released by the police with the accuser’s allegations were not flattering to him. It probably explains why so many voters left him out of their top three. Last year Manziel appeared on 92 percent of the ballots. Winston appeared on 87 percent this year. There was no doubting his on-the-field credentials. Winston is on pace (190.1) to break Russell Wilson’s record for best passer efficiency rating in a season and set FBS freshman records for yards passing (3,820) and touchdown passes (38). Florida State’s average margin of victory is 42 points, and Winston has spent most of the Seminoles’ fourth quarters resting.

Jovan Belcher’s body exhumed for brain examination mined (when he died), we’d have a better understanding of why he did what he did,” said Bennet Omalu, who is KANSAS CITY, Mo. — New credited with discovering the clues could soon emerge in brain disease chronic traumatthe Dec. 1, 2012, murderic encephalopathy (CTE). “We suicide involving former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belch- would have a better understanding about concussions er and longtime girlfriend and playing football, and we Kasandra Perkins. would advance the underOn Friday, just more than a standing of the science of all year after the incident shook of this.” Kansas City and the NFL, CTE is a degenerative disBelcher’s body was exhumed at his family’s request at North ease caused by repeated head injuries. It has been linked to Babylon Cemetery in Bay Shore, N.Y., according to Dirk depression, dementia, confusion, memory loss, aggression Vandever, an attorney who’s and even suicide in many working with the Belcher former NFL players. family. Boston University’s Center It is believed to be the first for the Study of Traumatic exhumation of a former NFL player, which the family hopes Encephalopathy has found the disease in 45 of 46 former NFL will produce answers or at least clues about why Belcher players it has studied. Until shot Perkins nine times at the recently, the disease was only diagnosable posthumously. home they shared in Kansas Tony Dorsett and Mark Duper City before driving to the are among the living former Chiefs’ practice facility and players to be diagnosed with shooting himself in the head, CTE. leaving their infant daughter Belcher played in the NFL orphaned. for four seasons, all with the The potential discoveries Chiefs, and did not have a could be enormously important, both in science and foot- documented history of concussions when he killed his ball. girlfriend and himself last “If his brain had been exaBY SAM MELLINGER Kansas City Star

December. But friends told Bleacher Report last month that Belcher had suffered multiple concussions. Other stories emerged that Belcher had become unpredictable and irritable in the months leading up to the murder-suicide and was beginning to drink more – an autopsy showed his blood-alcohol level on the morning of the murder-suicide was more than twice the legal limit in Missouri. These stories matched a lot of what we know about the effects of CTE. Julian Bailes, founder of the Brain Injury Research Institute, has an extensive history of studying the connection between football and brain injuries. “Did he have CTE changes in the brain?” Bailes said. “That’s the question.” Why an examination of Belcher’s brain wasn’t done as part of the autopsy or research shortly after the crime last December is another mystery. Omalu, who discovered CTE in an autopsy of former Steelers and Chiefs center Mike Webster and is the chief medical examiner of San Joaquin

County in California, said that he “would bet one month’s salary that (Belcher) had CTE,” and that the local medical examiner should have performed a test for it. Dan Ferguson, a spokesman for Jackson County, stressed the medical examiner’s job is to determine cause of death. Removal of an organ or tissue strictly for research, Ferguson said, is not allowed. Even so, the brain could have been donated for research at a handful of laboratories around the country. Typically, scientists contact families to ask if they’d be willing to donate the deceased’s brain for research. Belcher’s family was not contacted, Vandever confirmed this week. Contacted by telephone Friday night, Becky Gonzalez, the mother of Kasi Perkins, said the exhumation was news to her. “I was unaware of it,” Gonzalez said, “and I’m doubtful it will solve anything.” Bailes said CTE isn’t normally tied to criminal behavior such as homicide – though there are some cases, most notably the 2007 double mur-

der-suicide involving former professional wrestler Chris Benoit, where CTE was believed to be a contributing factor. Waiting a year or more to examine Belcher’s brain could make any potential research more difficult and perhaps even useless, but Bailes and Omalu each said there could be some important scientific findings. Omalu has performed multiple autopsies on bodies buried longer than Belcher’s, finding clear evidence of Alzheimer’s and various other brain diseases. Some NFL players, including Junior Seau and Dave Duerson, have killed themselves with gunshots to the chest, presumably so their brains could be examined. Belcher shot himself in the head, and the bullet went all the way through. Experts say this does not make an examination impossible. The key points are how well the body and brain were preserved. Belcher’s body was embalmed, and his casket was believed to be buried below the frost line, but it’s far from guaranteed that his brain will be preserved in a way that will

allow for an examination. Bailes stressed that if Belcher’s brain is found to have CTE, it can’t be used as a direct explanation for the murder-suicide last December. Bailes points out that there are horrific and criminal acts committed without the presence of CTE. But there are too many unanswered questions for Belcher’s family to not be curious.

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Wildcats try to get season moving forward BY KELLIS ROBINETT The Wichita Eagle

MANHATTAN — Bruce Weber might want to consider a new name for Kansas State’s motion offense. Through nine games, the Wildcats are one of the nation’s lowest-scoring basketball teams, ranking last in the Big 12 in points (65.3), fieldgoal shooting (40.8 percent) and three-point shooting (27 percent). Nationally, they rank no higher than 308th in those statistical categories. Outside of an 87-54 victory over Central Arkansas, KState hasn’t scored more than 71 points. That lack of production has led to three early losses and several close victories against unheralded opponents. The biggest problem can be traced back to the name of Weber’s offense, which he has been teaching throughout his long career. It lacks movement. “This is a game where you have to keep moving the basketball and make the next play until they break down,” Weber said. “You have got to

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Kansas State coach Bruce Weber is looking for more movement from the Wildcats’ motion offense. They play host to Troy at Bramlage Coliseum on Sunday. move side to side, you have got to curl, you have got to use back screens. ... You have to keep cutting and moving.” Indeed, constant moving is the key to a motion offense. When it is correctly executed, a steady stream of screens, cuts and passes creates open shots and easy points. When it is poorly executed, players become stagnant and struggle to score.

Too often, K-State players have reverted to simply standing around when opponents challenge them or switch to a zone defense. “We have got to get moving more,” freshman guard Marcus Foster said. “Sometimes when offense isn’t going our way, we just sit there. We have a lot of young guys and people playing new roles. We have to get moving from the

start.” Otherwise the only players with open shots are guards open on the perimeter. That hasn’t helped the Wildcats so far. Take away Foster, who has led the team by making a pedestrian 21 of 59 shots from beyond the arc, and K-State doesn’t have anyone capable of spreading defenses. Will Spradling, Shane Southwell and Nigel Johnson, three of the team’s best other shooters, have made 22 of 92 from three-point range. If those shots start falling, K-State’s offense could improve quickly. But the Wildcats have the look of a poorshooting team. It even struggles from the foul line, shooting 62.7 percent. “Overall, we do have to shoot a better free-throw percentage if we want to close out games,” junior forward Thomas Gipson said. “If everybody made their free throws we wouldn’t have to worry about being up by two with two seconds left. We all have to play our part on that one.” Until then, the Wildcats will focus on getting the ball to

where they are more effective, with Foster shooting on the wing, Southwell taking midrange shots and Gipson finding openings under the basket. Weber also singled out Spradling following a narrow victory over South Dakota earlier this week, and chalWhen: 5 p.m. Sunday lenged him to do more with Where: Bramlage Coliseum, the basketball in his hands. Manhattan Though he does a nice job of Records: Troy 4-3, K-State 6-3 keeping the offense flowing Radio: KQAM, 1480-AM; and avoiding turnovers, that KWLS, 107.9-FM is no longer enough. He has TV: Fox Sports Kansas City to score, too. P Troy Ht. Yr. Pts Reb K-State’s offense will try to F Westley Hinton 6-8 Sr. 8.9 5.6 F Kevin Thomas 6-8 Jr. 12.9 9.0 show progress in all those G J.C. Bonny 6-2 Jr. 6.1 1.3 areas when it takes on Troy at G Hunter Williams 6-0 Sr. 10.1 4.4 G Antoine Myers 6-3 Sr. 13.6 5.0 5 p.m. Sunday at Bramlage Kansas St. F Thomas Gipson 6-7 Jr. 12.1 5.6 Coliseum. But that can’t hapIwundu 6-7 Fr. 6.4 5.1 pen until Weber sees improve- FG Wesley Will Spradling 6-2 Sr. 7.6 2.8 G Marcus Foster 6-2 Fr. 14.4 4.0 ment behind closed doors. G Shane Southwell 6-7 Sr. 10.1 5.7 “Everybody knows we have Troy (4-3): Troy and K-State share two common to get better,” Weber said. opponents, Mississippi and Central Arkansas. K-State “You do that in practice on a beat both teams, while Troy lost to them. Troy has won its last two games againts Alabama State and daily basis. Right now we Alcorn State. It is led by senior guard Antoine Myers, who averages 13.6 points. probably don’t go as intense Kansas State (6-3): This in an important game for as we need to in practice. I the Wildcats. It is their last chance to build momentum before taking on Gonzaga at Intrust Bank hope that changes sooner Arena in the toughest nonconference game of the than later.” year. Southwell played well in the second half against


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Brown steps down as Texas’ coach JAYHAWKS From Page 1D

BY JOHN ZENOR Associated Press

AUSTIN – Mack Brown, the Texas football coach who led the Longhorns to the 2005 national title and ranks second at the school in career victories, is stepping down after 16 seasons. In a statement released by the school Saturday night, the coach who was brought to Texas to revive a dormant program in 1997 acknowledged it was time for a change after a 30-20 record, including 18-17 in the Big 12, over the last four seasons. Texas went 8-4 this season and lost the Big 12 title to Baylor in the final game of the regular season. The 62-year-old Brown will finish his Texas career in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon on Dec. 30. “It’s been a wonderful ride. Now, the program is again being pulled in different directions, and I think the time is right for a change,” Brown said. “I love the University of Texas, all of its supporters, the great fans and everyone that played and coached here … It is the best coaching job and the premier football program in America. “I sincerely want to get back to the top and that’s why I’m stepping down after the bowl game. I hope with some new energy, we can get this thing rolling again.” Brown led the Longhorns through a run of dominance from 2001-09 when the Texas went 101-16, won two Big 12 titles and twice played for the national championship. He has 158 victories at Texas, No. 2 behind the late Darrell Royal, who won 167 in 20 seasons with the Longhorns. Brown is 244-121-1 overall in 29 years as a head coach. “This is a very difficult day for everyone in the University of Texas family,” Texas president Bill Powers said. “Mack Brown is one of the best football coaches in the country.” The school scheduled a news conference Sunday for Brown, and to discuss a search for his replacement to take over after the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio. Brown' only losing season at Texas was in 2010, when the Longhorns fell to 5-7 after playing for the 2009

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Mack Brown’s Longhorns won the 2005 national championship, but Texas was only 18-17 in the Big 12 over the last three seasons. season national championship. But Brown’s inability to win more Big 12 championships – Oklahoma won or shared eight league titles from 2000-12 – and four straight years of at least four losses fractured the fan base and prompted calls for his departure. Texas expected a return to national prominence in 2013 behind a team that returned 19 starters. Even Brown talked up his chances to compete for a national championship again. But Texas started 1-2 to rekindle dissatisfaction that would fester all season, particularly after revelations that in January, several members of the school’s board of regents and a prominent donor were involved in efforts to lure Alabama coach Nick Saban to the Longhorns. The possibility that Texas could hire Saban to take over for Brown ended Friday night when Alabama announced it had agreed to a contract extension with its coach. Texas’ announcement that Brown would retire came less than 24 hours later. Brown was considered the perfect fit at Texas when the Longhorns hired him to replace the divisive John Mackovic. The affable Brown immediately won over Longhorns fans at his introductory news conference when he flashed the traditional “Hook'em Horns” sign and urged fans to “come early, be loud and stay late.” Mackovic’s blazer-polished image never seemed to fit the Texas football personality. In Brown, the Longhorns found a kindred spirit – a bootwearing Southerner, accent all, who talked about restor-

playing hard for his coach. When I asked him to describe in detail his incredible second-half surge, he said someFrom Page 1D thing about wanting to do it for his teammates. I’m looking for a great quote Cotton was what every Shocker fans wants under his and Cotton’s giving the credit or her Christmas tree. He was to everybody else. Gee, thanks. the game’s star, but then deAt least Wichita State coach flected attention when it was over. Not only is Cotton good, Gregg Marshall isn’t shy about but he’s humble. And it’s not a praising the 6-foot-2 Cotton, who seems to morph into a show. bigger or smaller player deThis is nothing new. When pending on the circumstances. Cotton was such an instruWith Cotton, 6-2 is more of a mental part of last season’s guideline than a hard line. run to the Final Four, it was “First of all, the block was almost impossible to get him to say anything juicy about his an incredible play,” Marshall said of Cotton’s biggest mocontribution. He says it’s ment. about the team and about


ing Texas’ swagger. Brown did what no Texas coach had been able to do for 20 years: unite a fan base that had been split since Royal left after the 1976 season. Brown embraced Royal’s legacy to help win over fans aching a return to glory, and just as important, he embraced Texas high school football coaches, immediately establishing a talent pipeline from Texas’ rich recruiting fields straight into Austin. “Sally and I were brought to Texas 16 years ago to pull together a football program that was divided. With a lot of passion, hard work and determination from the kids, coaches and staff, we did that,” Brown said. “We built a strong football family, reached great heights and accomplished a lot, and for that, I thank everyone.” And he won. In Brown’s first season in 1998, the Longhorns went 9-3, beat Oklahoma and Texas A&M and won the Cotton Bowl as tailback Ricky Williams tore through defenses to win the Heisman Trophy. Brown’s greatest run came from 2001-09. Texas won 10 games every year in that stretch and from 2004-09, the Longhorn went 69-9 behind quarterbacks Vince Young and Colt McCoy. Young led the Longhorns to the national championship in 2005, scoring the winning touchdown on fourth down in the final minute of a wild 41-38 victory, the Longhorns’ first undisputed national title in 36 years. McCoy led them back to the title game five years later, but Texas lost to Alabama.

But there were others, obviously, with a player who scored 19 points in one half, though he’s not regarded as a big scoring threat. Stop right there, Marshall said. He wasn’t surprised Cotton went on a scoring spree based on what he saw in a Friday afternoon practice at Intrust. With leading scorer Ron Baker hobbling on a badlyswollen ankle, one that gave doubt to whether he would play Saturday, Cotton took on a larger practice role. “Baker’s in a chair at courtside and it looks like several golf balls right under his skin on his ankle,” Marshall said. “And Cotton was a man pos-

want to evolve into the NCAA title contenders that so many envisioned, Embiid will need to be playing 30 minutes per game. But the more Embiid plays, Self says, the more it’s clear that his time in Lawrence could be limited to just one season. “We need to play him all the time,” Self said. “But the more he plays, the less time he’s going to spend in Lawrence. “So I’m not sure it’s a real wise decision for me to do this. But he’s got to play." The last line came with a sly smile as Self sat inside the Sprint Center late on Saturday night. Kansas (7-3) snapped a two-game losing streak after consecutive setbacks at Colorado and Florida. And Self, of course, is not the type of coach who would sabotage something great in the present to hold onto Embiid for a little more time in the future. But if you watched Embiid on the floor of the Sprint Center, grabbing six rebounds, blocking four shots, and doing most of the damage during a dominating second half, you can’t blame Self if the thought crossed his mind. “I wanted it bad,” Embiid said. “I wanted to play.” It had been a long, grueling month for Kansas, the kind of stretch that could leave doubts in the mind of any young basketball player. Before Saturday, KU had suffered three losses in four games, played five games away from home, and traveled nearly 7,000 miles round trip since its last home game, a blowout victory over Towson on Nov. 22.

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Kansas coach Bill Self directs his players during the first half against New Mexico at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Saturday night. More than anything, Self kept repeating a similar line: His young Jayhawks just needed a little confidence, and maybe that would help them break out of their recent down-cycle. On Saturday night inside the Sprint Center, the Jayhawks siphoned all the confidence it needed from Embiid, who shook off two early fouls and scored nine points during a 17-9 run in the opening minutes of the second half. "They wanted to throw me the ball and then score," Embiid said. "So that’s what I needed to do.” Embiid’s night supplemented a resurgent performance from Perry Ellis, who finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. But it was Embiid who left the Sprint Center crowd in a momentary state of awe when he pulled of a hesitating, shimmy move that could only be described as Hakeem Olajuwon’s “Dream Shake.” “You could see my facial expression when I was on the court,” said freshman guard Wayne Selden, who added 10 points. “You see him do it every day in practice, and I finally liked when he brought it to the game.”

South Dakota. If he stays aggressive, his scoring will increase. Bruce Weber is hoping to get more offense out of Spradling. The senior guard was scoreless against South Dakota.

It wasn’t the only moment that lifted Self’s spirits. Freshman swingman Andrew Wiggins finished with 11 points, including 10 in the first half. And junior point guard Naadir Tharpe, who replaced freshman Frank Mason in the starting lineup, finished with eight points and nine assists, finally looking like the steady veteran that Kansas needs. “He knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that (I was) disappointed in him,” Self said. “Not in his play as much, but in the ownership and how he’s helping the other guys. He knows. And that was the thing I’ve been trying to beat into him. And I think he responded really well.” It has been more than two decades since a Kansas team lost four of five — you have to go back to Roy Williams’ first season in 1988-89 — and this KU team wasn’t exactly ready to be hit with that distinction. But if you ask Self if he’s happy he scheduled as tough as he did, he’s still not quite sure. The Jayhawks haven’t played a game at Allen Fieldhouse in more than three weeks — even if the Sprint Center did provide a nice homecourt advantage. But for one night, Kansas finally notched a confidence-building victory against a solid team. And the rest of the country got a glimpse of what Embiid can mean for the future. “I’d rather get confidence from beating good teams,” Self said. “But if you’re not going to be them, I’d rather get confidence from winning. And we put ourselves in a position where obviously that wasn’t going to be as easy to do with young kids.” Reach Rustin Dodd at Follow him on Twitter: @rustindodd.

JAYHAWK REPORT Saturday’s box score No. 13 Kansas 80, New Mexico 63 N. MEXICO Min FG FT Reb A PF PT Bairstow 37 7-15 10-12 2-6 1 2 24 Kirk 18 2-8 1-2 0-5 1 5 5 Thomas 16 0-3 2-2 1-2 1 2 2 Greenwood 32 0-1 0-0 3-4 1 2 0 K Williams 38 7-13 8-9 0-2 2 1 24 Edwards 11 1-2 0-0 1-1 1 1 2 Aget 7 0-1 0-0 1-3 0 3 0 Neal 18 1-7 2-2 2-2 0 2 4 Banyard 17 0-2 2-2 1-2 0 3 2 Delaney 6 0-2 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Totals 200 18-54 25-29 12-30 8 21 63 Percentages: FG .333, FT .862. 3-Point Goals: 2-14, .143 (K. Williams 2-5, Banyard 0-1, Delaney 0-1, Thomas 0-2, Neal 0-2, Kirk 0-3). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 2 (Delaney, Bairstow). Turnovers: 10 (K. Williams 3, Bairstow 3, Kirk 2, Greenwood, Neal). Steals: 4 (Bairstow 2, Kirk, K. Williams). Technical Fouls: None. KANSAS Min FG FT Reb A PF PT Ellis 31 9-14 2-4 3-9 0 4 21 Embiid 25 5-6 8-10 3-6 0 3 18 Selden, Jr 34 4-7 1-2 1-4 3 2 10

sessed. Maybe it was a matter of, ‘OK, Ron’s out, we need something else than just great defense and rebounding.’ But Tekele took over our practice (Friday) like I have never seen him play. “I actually texted him yesterday and asked him who was that guy he brought to practice. He said something like, ‘Ha, ha, coach, that was me.’ And I said to make sure he brought that guy to the game against Tennessee.” Baker was significantly limited, although Marshall praised him for playing 32 minutes. Point guard Fred VanVleet slowed down considerably on offense after a quick start. Forward Clean-

Tharpe 37 3-8 0-0 0-3 9 1 8 Wiggins 28 3-11 5-6 1-4 1 4 11 Mason 6 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 0 0 Wesley 2 0-0 1-2 0-1 0 1 1 Greene 16 2-5 0-0 0-1 2 1 5 Black 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Traylor 9 1-1 2-2 1-1 3 4 4 Lucas 10 1-1 0-0 1-5 0 2 2 Totals 200 28-54 19-26 11-36 19 23 80 Percentages: FG .519, FT .731. 3-Point Goals: 5-14, .357 (Tharpe 2-5, Ellis 1-2, Selden, Jr. 1-2, Greene 1-3, Wiggins 0-2). Team Rebounds: 1. Blocked Shots: 7 (Embiid 4, Wiggins 2, Ellis). Turnovers: 9 (Tharpe 4, Selden, Jr. 2, Black 2, Wiggins). Steals: 7 (Embiid 3, Selden, Jr. 2, Greene, Ellis). Technical Fouls: None. New Mexico 38 25 — 63 Kansas 39 41 — 80 A—18,493. Officials—John Higgins, Paul Janssen, Rick Randall.

Tharpe gets start

Saturday night. He finished with eight points and nine assists, cutting into freshman Frank Mason’s minutes. Mason played just 6 minutes, and KU coach Bill Self said the decision largely stemmed from Tharpe’s ability to do more damage against a zone defense. The Jayhawks have struggled against zones over the last few weeks, and Self said Mason is still learning how to guide an offense against a zone.

Junior guard Naadir Tharpe returned to the starting lineup

— Rustin Dodd

thony Early missed 5 of 6 three-point attempts. The Shockers needed an ignition and Cotton went up in flames. “He was all over the court,” VanVleet said of Cotton. “He was rebounding, scoring, playing defense. He broke through for us when we really needed some scoring.” Cotton, though, was quick to point out the 11-point, 14-rebound breakout game of junior center Darius Carter. I swear, Cotton didn’t comprehend what all the fuss was about. “I just tried hard not to get too frustrated in the first half,” he said. “And to let the game come to me. That’s really all I was trying to do.”

I don’t know. It didn’t seem like the game came to Cotton. It seems like he took it, locked it up and threw away the key. Wichita State was in a fight to become the first Shocker team in history to open 10-0. For a while, it didn’t look like it was going to happen against a big, physical, quick Tennessee team that stood toe to toe with WSU. Until, that is, something tough and fierce hit the Vols between the eyes. It was Cotton. Tekele Cotton. Reach Bob Lutz at 316-268-6597 or Follow him on Twitter: @boblutz.



Cotton, Shockers out-slug Tennessee BY PAUL SUELLENTROP The Wichita Eagle

Wichita State is 10-0 for the first time. That’s 10 wins the hard way, which is the only way the Shockers would want things. They won on the road. They won on neutral courts and Saturday TENNESSEE 61 they bullied a NO. 12 WSU 70 bunch of SEC bruisers. With junior Tekele Cotton turning in a game-changing defense-tooffense highlight sequence, the 12th-ranked Shockers defeated Tennessee 70-61 at Intrust Bank Arena in front of a near-sellout crowd of 14,356. “When I got here for shootaround, they were already drinking beer,” WSU guard Fred VanVleet said. “They were definitely ready. It’s the same energy that we’ve grown to love and appreciate from our fans.” 10-0. It is near impossible to crank up the excitement level after a Final Four season, but the Shockers are giving it a great run. Beating the Volunteers (6-3) might sneak the Shockers into the Associated Press top 10 (they are No. 8 in the coaches poll) and convince any remaining skeptics who wanted to see them beat another name-brand opponent. “They’re used to winning now,” WSU coach Gregg Mar-

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Wichita State’s Tekele Cotton is congratulated by his teammate Fred VanVleet during Saturday’s 70-61 victory over Tennessee at Intrust Bank Arena. shall said. “You‘ve just got to point them in the right direction and not give them to confuse them and they’re pretty doggone good.” Cotton led WSU with a career-high 19 points, all in the second half. Darius Carter came off the bench to score 11 points and grab a season-high 14 rebounds and block two shots. Cleanthony Early added 13 points, again making a crucial three-pointer late in the game. Tennessee guard Jordan McRae scored 26 points.

While significant, this is a team that got used to big wins and regrouping a long time ago. “It feels good, but we’ve got another game Tuesday (Alabama), an even bigger game on the road,” VanVleet said. “It feels good, but we’ve got a lot more to do.” On Saturday, they faced down an experienced team with high expectations desperate for a quality win. They out-rebounded one of the nation’s best rebounding teams. They didn’t need a big

game from leading scorer Ron Baker, who gutted out 32 minutes with a badly sprained left ankle. VanVleet scored eight points in the first five minutes and didn’t score again. “Key plays, key blocks, key baskets,” Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin said. “They made their free throws.” Cotton, all agreed, grabbed control of the game late in the second half with an 11-second sequence that summed up WSU’s effort. Tennessee broke WSU’s

pressure and 6-foot-8 Jeronne Maymon got the ball alone — it appeared — and about to build on a 44-43 lead. Instead of dunking, Maymon tried to bank the ball off the backboard and Cotton jumped from the middle of the lane to block the shot. He altered Robert Hubbs’ follow shot and took an outlet pass from Carter. Cotton beat every defender, save one, to the other end of the court and Euro-stepped his way to a basket and a foul shot. “I just saw him open and did everything I could to stop him from making a basket,” Cotton said. “I felt the momentum. There was still a lot on the clock, so we had to keep pushing.” With 9:04 remaining, WSU led 46-44 and never trailed again. “A big-time block,” Martin said. “The game started to turn from there.” After a Tennessee miss, Cotton drew another foul and made a free throw. He missed the second and Carter swooped in for the rebound. His bank shot gave WSU a 49-44 lead and completed an 8-0 run. The Volunteers cut the lead to 51-49 before Cotton went to work again. He made a three from the wing for a 54-49 lead. His free throws made it 56-49 with 5:20 to play. His bounce pass set up Chadrack Lufile for a layup

and the crowd went crazy with a 58-49 lead, forcing a Vols timeout with 4:37 remaining. What little Cotton left undone in the second half, Carter cleaned up. He scored all 11 of his points in the second half and grabbed five rebounds. His efforts on the backboards led the way for WSU, which out-rebounded the Volunteeers 36-31. Tennessee entered the game out-rebounding opponents by 10 a game. Marshall knew that handling Maymon and Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee’s twin 6-8 roadblocks, was a must. Neither reached double figures in scoring and Stokes, limited by fouls, grabbed four rebounds, less than half his average. Carter played a major role, matching their power with his quickness and wingspan. “They are so strong and they spread out and they get great position,” Marshall said. “So we worked on it diligently for a couple of days. We try not to leave any stone unturned when it comes to the grind of securing the ball.” WSU went 9-0 last season before losing at Tennessee. It also started 9-0 in 2006-07, 2004-05 and 1920-21. Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop.

SHOCKER REPORT Saturday’s box score No. 12 WSU 70, Tennessee 61 TENNESSEE Min FG FT Reb A PF PT Richardson 30 2-8 0-0 2-5 0 2 4 Barton 19 0-1 0-2 0-0 4 1 0 Stokes 21 3-7 2-5 1-4 0 5 8 Maymon 32 3-8 3-4 4-9 2 4 9 McRae 37 8-17 7-8 0-3 2 3 26 Hubbs III 17 1-2 0-2 1-2 0 1 3 Moore 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Ndiaye 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Thompson 20 1-4 2-2 0-2 3 1 5 Davis 18 2-4 1-1 0-3 0 3 6 Totals 200 20-52 15-24 9-31 11 21 61 Percentages: FG .385, FT .625. 3-Point Goals: 6-20, .300 (McRae 3-10, Hubbs III 1-2, Davis 1-2, Thompson 1-4, Barton 0-1, Richardson 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 2 (Richardson, McRae). Turnovers: 8 (McRae 5, Thompson, Richardson, Barton). Steals: 3 (Maymon, Thompson, McRae). Technical Fouls: McRae. WICHITA ST. Min FG FT Reb A PF PT Early 22 6-15 0-0 1-2 0 4 13 Coleby 12 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 6 VanVleet 37 3-7 0-0 0-2 5 2 8 Baker 32 2-5 3-4 0-3 2 0 8 Cotton 37 4-11 9-11 1-5 4 1 19 Lufile 12 2-4 0-2 1-1 0 4 4 Wessel 7 0-0 1-2 0-0 1 0 1 Carter 29 3-5 5-5 1-14 1 2 11 Wiggins 12 0-3 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 Totals 200 23-53 18-24 9-36 13 16 70 Percentages: FG .434, FT .750. 3-Point Goals: 6-16, .375 (VanVleet 2-2, Cotton 2-4, Baker 1-4, Early 1-6). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 6 (Carter 2, Baker, Wiggins, Cotton, Early). Turnovers: 7 (VanVleet 2, Carter, Coleby, Baker). Steals: 6 (Cotton 2, Carter, VanVleet, Baker, Lufile). Technical Fouls: None. Tennessee 26 35 — 61 Wichita St. 25 45 — 70 A—14,356. Officials—Mark Whitehead, Mike Thibodeaux, Kipp Kissinger.

Playing with pain


Wichita State guard Ron Downtown delights Baker sprained his left ankle in Thursday’s practice and opiWichita State is 4-0 at Innions varied on how quickly he trust Bank Arena and it’s hard could recover. to remember why anybody Coach Gregg Marshall deobjected to these games. scribed the ankle as so swolThe Shockers, clearly, love len it appeared Baker had two them. And the fans are respongolf balls lodged under his ding, despite the fact the best skin. home game of the season “It was nasty,” Marshall said. wasn’t a part of the season“I’m thinking it’s broken, and ticket package. Saturday’s who knows how long he’s game drew 14,356 fans, the going to be out.” biggest crowd of the four Teammate Tekele Cotton games. WSU’s 2010 game saw him walking on it and against Tulsa drew 14,112 fans began to believe. and attendance declined to “I knew Ron would play 11,204 in 2011 and 9,619 last because I knew the type of season. person Ron is,” Cotton said. “It Saturday’s game should win looked bad, but he’s tough.” over any doubters. Baker, who didn’t practice “Awesome,” Marshall said. Friday, played 32 minutes in “There’s not a place like Koch Saturday’s win over TennesArena. But this is fun, too. In see. He waited until about 40 the second half, it was deafenminutes before the game to ing at times.” make his decision. Tennessee coach Cuonzo “It was pretty sore,” he said. Martin agreed. Playing in an “I wouldn’t say I was limited, it arena filled with loud fans is was just hard fighting the pain. good preparation for his team. I had pretty good mobility in my He coached three seasons at ankle. A lot of the swelling was Missouri State, so he knew

what to expect. “Just calling plays in a hostile environment, all those things will help you if you learn from them in the right way,” Martin said. “Tremendous atmosphere.”

Worth noting Ten NBA scouts requested credentials for Saturday’s game, including representatives from the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers and Phoenx Suns.… WSU went 0 for 2 from the line in the first half and 18 of 22 in the second. It outscored Tennessee 18-15 at the line.… WSU’s Darius Carter grabbed 14 rebounds, most by a player in the arena’s five NCAA Division I games. He topped the mark of 12 by West Virginia’s Kevin Jones against Kansas State in 2011. No Shocker had more than seven.… WSU leads the series 3-1 after avenging last season’s 69-60 loss at Knoxville. — Paul Suellentrop

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Wichita State’s Cleanthony Early goes to the basket against Tennessee’s Jordan McRae during the second half on Saturday at Intrust Bank Arena.

Arena an added enticement for Wichita State


hen Wichita State men’s basketball coaches pick up recruits at the airport, their first stop is often Intrust Bank Arena, where they can show off their onetwo punch of facilities versatility. Like a downtown arena with luxury suites suitable for NBA (exhibition) games? Wichita State plays a yearly game in that kind of place. Searching for an on-campus home with practice gym and a history of loud and enthusiastic crowds? Koch Arena is the next stop. Intrust Bank Arena, WSU’s second home for the past four seasons, continues to pay off. WSU uses it as a recruiting aid, adding a bit of big-time flavor most schools lack. As Saturday’s game against Tennessee proved, the arena also helps the Shockers schedule opponents. A team reluctant to venture inside Koch Arena might be tempted into a game downtown. “We believe for some folks, that’s a difference-maker,” WSU athletic director Eric Sexton said. For all those reasons and more, Sexton and coach Gregg Marshall are fans of playing downtown. Shocker senior Cleanthony Early remembers his stop at Intrust Bank Arena. Coaches had his jersey ready for viewing. They told Early they use the downtown arena as a lure for top opponents and that it holds 15,000 fans.

1 among post-graduate teams by an Internet site that covers prep schools. Hargrave is No. 5. ■ Kilgore (Texas) College enters the holiday break 11-0 and ranked No. 3 in the NJCAA Division I poll. WSU signee Bush Wamukota, a 7-foot center, averages 7.0 points and 8.5 rebounds. He is shooting 45.3 percent from field and 63.3 percent from the foul line. He scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Wednesday’s 88-83 win at Blinn (Texas) College.

PAUL SUELLENTROP WICHITA STATE “It was pretty cool, the fact we had an alternate gym and if we ever got a big-time game they highlighted that we would be playing there,” Early said. Junior Darius Carter also liked the near-NBA quality of the arena. “It’s a beautiful arena,” he said. “It’s good to play in a big atmosphere with a bunch of fans screaming at you so you can get used to playing away where they have a bunch of fans.” Without Intrust Bank Arena, Saturday’s game with Tennessee likely doesn’t happen. When talks started, WSU offered to start the series on the road and play their home game downtown. That pitch will continue as WSU works on next season’s schedule. It could place games against Alabama, Saint Louis or Tulsa there next season. But it will wait as long as possible to see if it (or a promoter) can find another attractive opponent. Last season, a promoter found WSU a game with Southern Mississippi, which turned out

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Wichita State and Tennessee players line up Saturday during the national anthem at Intrust Bank Arena. WSU’s fourth game in the arena drew 14,356 fans. to be a top-30 RPI win. “It does open up other options,” Marshall said. Sexton is pleased with the evolution of the ticketing process. In the first year, WSU made the game part of the season-ticket package and encountered problems matching seats in Koch with seats in Intrust. This season, WSU gave season-ticket holders first choice before opening sales up to the public. “We’ll always look and see what the best system is for that particular year and that particular opponent,” he said. “I think we’re getting closer to the best mechanism to give

from 13.3 to 12.75. Free throws, while on the rise, don’t appear to be taking over the game. Fouls are up two a game per team and free 30-day verdict — With the college basketball season one throws are up by five a game. “It hasn’t been that big a month old, the NCAA released deal with us,” Marshall said. statistics comparing scoring and shooting with past years. “We haven’t really seen the free-throw contests that we’ve The push to allow offensive heard about.” players more freedom of movement and cut down on On the way — WSU signee physical defense appears to be Rashard Kelly, a 6-foot-7 working. forward, scored 23 points to Teams are averaging 73.8 lead all scorers in Hargrave points, up from 67.5 last season and 68.3 after one month (Va.) Military Academy’s last season. Shooting percent- 95-93 win over Fishburne age is up to 44.7 from 43.3 in (Va.) Military Academy last 2012-13. Turnovers are down week. Fishburne is ranked No. people respect for their history and giving while giving them a choice.”

Bears are back — Missouri State received unexpected good news when Marcus Marshall and Keith Pickens played in Friday’s 70-67 win at Oral Roberts. Both suffered sprained knees on Nov. 24 and the prognosis had them out for four-to-six weeks, perhaps back in time for Missouri Valley Conference play. Marshall scored 20 points in 25 minutes against ORU. Pickens played 26 minutes and had three steals and four rebounds. “Sitting out these last four or five games was real tough, watching my team play,” Marshall told the Springfield News-Leader. “I felt I could really help us in so many ways and it felt great to be back.” Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop.



Hot second half rallies UNC past Kentucky Associated Press

North Carolina’s Brice Johnson (11) celebrates after a second-half dunk against Kentucky on Saturday.

Marcus Paige scored 21 of his 23 points in the second half and James Michael McAdoo had 20 points, helping No. 18 North Carolina beat No. 11 Kentucky 82-77 on Saturday in Chapel Hill, N.C. J.P. Tokoto added 15 points for the Tar Heels (7-2), who grinded out yet another marquee nonconference Robert Willett/McClatchy-Tribune victory in a first filled final minute. mance, providing the steadymonth of the season filled Kentucky was playing its ing hand North Carolina deswith wild swings. UNC shot first true road game. 57 percent after halftime and perately needed as Kentucky scored 20 points off turnovers kept trying to push back in KENTUCKY (8-3): Cauley-Stein 2-3 1-2 5, Randle front. to finally wrestle control of a 3-9 5-6 11, Young 3-10 8-10 16, Aa. Harrison 8-12 3-3 He knocked down a contest- 20, An. Harrison 3-11 10-17 17, Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, foul-filled game away from Hawkins 0-1 0-2 0, Poythress 2-4 2-3 6, Polson 0-0 ed 3 over Randle to give UNC 0-0 0, Willis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-54 29-43 77. the Wildcats (8-3). NORTH CAROLINA (7-2): Tokoto 7-10 0-2 15, a 60-54 lead with 8:17 left, It wasn’t always pretty for McAdoo 4-6 12-19 20, James 2-4 1-2 5, Paige 6-13 the Tar Heels, from 19 missed and then came up with an 10-10 23, Britt 3-6 2-3 8, Meeks 0-4 1-3 1, Johnson 4-10 0-2 8, Hubert 1-2 0-0 2, Hicks 0-1 0-0 0, even bigger shot when he free throws to seeing the Simmons 0-0 0-4 0, Davis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 26-45 82. lofted a floater over shot Wildcats swat away seven of Halftime—North Carolina 33-30. 3-Point their shots. Yet they managed blocker Willie Cauley-Stein Goals—Kentucky 4-12 (Young 2-6, Aa. Harrison 1-1, An. Harrison 1-4, Poythress 0-1), North Carolina 2-7 with the shot clock winding to add another big name to (Tokoto 1-1, Paige 1-5, Britt 0-1). Fouled Out—Britt, their early wins against then- down for a 70-65 lead with Poythress, Young. Rebounds—Kentucky 44 (Cauley-Stein 12), North Carolina 32 (Johnson 7). 1:41 to go. No. 1 Michigan State and Assists—Kentucky 9 (An. Harrison 7), North Carolina 10 (McAdoo 4). Total Fouls—Kentucky 30, Paige added an alley-oop then-No. 3 Louisville – all North Carolina 26. Technical—Kentucky Bench. pass in transition to Brice coming while top scorer P.J. A—21,750. Hairston and Leslie McDonald Johnson for a dunk, and then No. 1 Arizona 72, Michigan 70 sit out due to NCAA eligibility closed his afternoon by knock- ARIZONA (11-0): McConnell 2-4 0-0 5, Gordon 7-11 0-0 14, N. Johnson 3-9 6-6 14, Ashley 8-16 2-2 ing down two free throws concerns. 18, Tarczewski 5-10 4-4 14, York 1-6 1-2 4, Mayes 0-0 with 6 seconds left to make it 0-0 0, Hollis-Jefferson 1-5 1-1 3. Totals 27-61 14-15 Aaron Harrison scored 20 72. a two-possession game. He for Kentucky, which shot 41 MICHIGAN (6-4): Robinson III 8-9 2-3 20, McGary finished 6 for 8 from the field 2-3 4-4 8, Walton Jr. 0-3 1-2 1, Stauskas 4-11 5-5 14, percent and committed 17 LeVert 6-15 1-1 15, Albrecht 3-4 1-2 10, Horford 1-2 turnovers. Heralded freshman in the second half and made 0-0 2, Irvin 0-1 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-48 14-17 70. all 10 of his free throws for Julius Randle struggled all Halftime—Michigan 37-28. 3-Point Goals—Arithe game. afternoon, finishing with 11 zona 4-10 (N. Johnson 2-4, McConnell 1-1, York 1-3, 0-1, Ashley 0-1), Michigan 8-17 (Albrecht 3-4, McAdoo was also active. He Gordon points on 3-for-9 shooting. Robinson III 2-2, LeVert 2-5, Stauskas 1-4, Walton Jr. made just 4 of 6 shots but was 0-1, Irvin 0-1). Fouled Out—None. ReboundPaige managed just two s—Arizona 37 (Tarczewski 9), Michigan 24 (Stauskas aggressive in attacking the points in the opening half, 6). Assists—Arizona 14 (McConnell 5), Michigan 9 (Albrecht 4). Total Fouls—Arizona 18, Michigan 17. paint and got to the foul line coming on free throws when A—12,707. 19 times, making 12. referee Roger Ayers whistled No. 3 Ohio St. 79, Tokoto finished 7 for 10 Kentucky coach John Calipari North Dakota St. 62 from the field, including a for a technical foul with 1.9 N. DAKOTA ST. (7-4): Wright 2-7 0-0 5, Bjorklund seconds left. But Paige turned breakaway dunk off a long 5-10 2-3 12, Alexander 3-8 3-4 10, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Braun 8-16 4-7 21, Newell 0-0 0-0 0, Felt 2-6 2-2 8, inbounds pass in the foulin a huge second-half perfor-

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Smart, Oklahoma State breeze by Louisiana Tech Associated Press

Marcus Smart will likely have more opportunities to play on an NBA court. But the All-America guard – and potential lottery pick – decided not to force any shots and get his teammates more involved Saturday at Chesapeake Energy Arena, home of the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Big 12 Conference’s leading scorer took a backseat as Le'Bryan Nash scored 22 points and No. 7 Oklahoma State overcame a sluggish start to pull away for a 70-55 victory over Louisiana Tech. Nash admitted that it was his day to lead the Cowboys (9-1), who hadn’t played a game in more than a week. And with so many scoring options to defend, there was little Louisiana Tech (8-3) could do after cutting Oklahoma State’s lead to 49-42 with 8:44 remaining. “I wish I could have finished more shots,” Nash said. “I probably would have had a career high or something.” With Louisiana Tech determined to slow down Smart, Nash grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and scored 15 of Oklahoma State’s 31 points in the first half. Nash made six of his first 11 shots to pick up the slack for Smart, who finished with 13 points. Smart was only 1-of-4 shooting in the first half, and he said he made a conscious effort to be more of an all-

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around player who created shots for his teammates. He added five rebounds, five assists and four steals. Markel Brown had 13 points and Kamari Murphy added 10 for the Cowboys. “I’m just trying to focus on making sure that I don’t force a lot of things because I do have a talented group of guys around me that I really don’t need to force things,” Smart said. “They can create also, so I just kind of let them get in the flow of their game.” Chris Anderson scored 14 points and Alex Hamilton added 12 points for Louisiana Tech, which held Oklahoma State scoreless over the first 4 minutes of the game. But the Bulldogs couldn’t maintain the energy down the stretch. The Cowboys used their athleticism and multiple scoring options to turn a close game into a lopsided victory in the All-College Classic. “I thought we’d be more competitive to be honest, but I just think that we struggled so much from an offensive standpoint,” Louisiana Tech coach Mike White said. “(We) had a lot of droughts offensively, couldn’t really get into a rhythm.” LOUISIANA TECH (8-3): Kyser 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 6-14 2-4 14, Hamilton 4-9 2-3 12, Appleby 4-15 0-0 9, Smith 3-12 0-2 6, Massey 0-2 0-0 0, Gjuroski 0-1 0-0 0, C. Johnson 0-3 2-2 2, McNeail 2-5 0-0 6, J. Johnson 2-3 0-0 5, Talbot 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 21-64 7-13 55. OKLAHOMA ST. (9-1): Nash 8-17 6-8 22, Williams 4-8 1-2 9, Cobbins 0-2 0-0 0, Brown 5-13 2-4 13, Smart 3-8 7-7 13, Clark 1-5 0-0 3, Forte 0-1 0-0 0, Soucek 0-1 0-0 0, Murphy 5-5 0-1 10, Hammonds 0-0 0-0 0, Gaskins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-60 16-22 70. Halftime—Oklahoma St. 31-18. 3-Point Goals—Louisiana Tech 6-26 (Hamilton 2-3, McNeail 2-5, J. Johnson 1-2, Appleby 1-5, Gjuroski 0-1, C. Johnson

0-1, Smith 0-4, Anderson 0-5), Oklahoma St. 2-12 (Brown 1-2, Clark 1-5, Soucek 0-1, Smart 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Louisiana Tech 41 (Anderson 8), Oklahoma St. 40 (Nash 10). Assists—Louisiana Tech 6 (Smith 3), Oklahoma St. 13 (Smart 5). Total Fouls—Louisiana Tech 20, Oklahoma St. 14. A—7,047.

Oklahoma 101, Tulsa 91 TULSA (3-7): Smith 2-5 2-6 6, Evans 3-7 0-0 7, Peete 1-2 0-0 2, Woodard 6-16 4-5 19, Harrison 6-10 5-8 17, Swilling, Jr. 5-9 2-3 17, Ray 1-2 0-0 3, Repichowski 2-5 0-0 6, Wright 2-5 6-8 10, Swannegan 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 30-63 19-30 91. OKLAHOMA (9-1): Spangler 1-2 0-2 2, Clark 5-11 4-6 15, Woodard 3-4 17-22 24, Cousins 4-10 5-6 15, Hield 8-15 4-6 23, Booker 2-6 1-3 5, Neal 4-6 2-2 12, Bennett 2-6 1-1 5. Totals 29-60 34-48 101. Halftime—Oklahoma 40-38. 3-Point Goals—Tulsa 12-27 (Swilling, Jr. 5-9, Woodard 3-7, Repichowski 2-4, Ray 1-1, Evans 1-4, Harrison 0-1, Wright 0-1), Oklahoma 9-19 (Hield 3-7, Neal 2-4, Cousins 2-4, Woodard 1-1, Clark 1-2, Booker 0-1). Fouled Out—Cousins, Ray, Smith. Rebounds—Tulsa 32 (Woodard 6), Oklahoma 43 (Clark, Neal 8). Assists—Tulsa 14 (Harrison 5), Oklahoma 14 (Woodard 8). Total Fouls—Tulsa 31, Oklahoma 21. A—10,763.

Texas 85, Texas St. 53 TEXAS ST. (3-7): Gilder-Tilbury 3-7 0-0 7, Gant 3-7 1-2 7, Wright 7-17 4-5 19, Hawkins 0-4 0-0 0, Davis 2-6 1-2 7, Moore 0-2 0-0 0, Koenen 0-4 0-1 0, Dorsey 1-3 0-0 3, Stern 3-6 3-6 9, Velasco 0-0 0-0 0, Bermudez 0-3 0-0 0, Smith 0-4 0-0 0, Ball 0-0 0-0 0, Ramlal 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 19-64 10-18 53. TEXAS (9-1): Holmes 2-3 6-6 11, Ridley 8-10 6-8 22, Yancy 2-5 0-0 4, Taylor 4-6 7-11 15, Holland 3-7 2-2 9, Felix 4-12 1-2 13, Newsome 0-0 0-0 0, Croaker 2-4 0-0 4, Lammert 0-4 0-0 0, Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Murry 0-1 0-2 0, Ibeh 2-4 3-4 7, Allums 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 27-56 25-35 85. Halftime—Texas 33-22. 3-Point Goals—Texas St. 5-26 (Davis 2-3, Wright 1-3, Dorsey 1-3, GilderTilbury 1-5, Moore 0-1, Hawkins 0-2, Smith 0-3, Bermudez 0-3, Koenen 0-3), Texas 6-15 (Felix 4-7, Holmes 1-1, Holland 1-2, Murry 0-1, Lammert 0-1, Yancy 0-1, Croaker 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas St. 40 (Wright 13), Texas 45 (Ridley 10). Assists—Texas St. 9 (Gant 4), Texas 11 (Taylor 8). Total Fouls—Texas St. 19, Texas 15. A—9,534.

West Virginia 74, Marshall 64 WEST VIRGINIA (7-4): Staten 6-14 7-10 19, Williams 0-2 4-6 4, Harris 3-9 4-6 11, Henderson 4-8 4-4 13, Noreen 0-1 0-0 0, Dibo 1-4 1-2 3, Adrian 0-0 0-0 0, Browne 5-5 0-0 12, Watkins 6-7 0-0 12. Totals 25-50 20-28 74. MARSHALL (4-6): Canty 6-13 3-3 16, Thomas 4-12 3-5 11, Sane 3-5 1-5 7, Boykins 0-0 0-0 0, Goard 5-8 1-2 11, Smith 2-11 1-3 7, Taylor 3-5 1-4 7, Manning 2-6 0-2 5, Mbao 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-60 10-24 64. Halftime—Marshall 33-31. 3-Point Goals—West Virginia 4-15 (Browne 2-2, Henderson 1-4, Harris 1-6, Staten 0-1, Dibo 0-2), Marshall 4-15 (Smith 2-4, Manning 1-2, Canty 1-6, Taylor 0-1, Thomas 0-2). Fouled Out—Goard, Taylor. Rebounds—West Virginia 38 (Watkins 11), Marshall 35 (Goard, Sane 7). Assists—West Virginia 10 (Staten 4), Marshall 14 (Canty 9). Total Fouls—West Virginia 20, Marshall 25. Technical—Taylor. A—11,038.

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Nate Buss scored 16 points to lead a hot-shooting Northern Iowa team over Virginia Commonwealth 77-68 on Saturday in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Northern Iowa (5-5) shot 53.1 percent from the field and held off VCU (8-3) down the stretch. The Panthers led 27-20 at half and never trailed in the second half. VCU tied the game at 44 midway through the second half, but Northern Iowa responded with a 7-0 run, sparked by a Buss 3-pointer. VCU trailed 63-60 with 3:10 left before Wes Washpun was fouled and hit two free throws for Northern Iowa. The Panthers made 8 of 10 free throws in the final two minutes to maintain the lead.


Jackson St. 57, Evansville 51 VCU (8-3): Weber 2-11 4-4 8, Brandenberg 1-6 0-0 2, Reddic 2-5 1-1 5, Burgess 7-13 0-0 18, Graham 6-15 3-4 18, Lewis 4-7 2-2 13, Shannon 0-1 0-0 0, Alie-Cox 0-2 0-1 0, Guest 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 24-65 10-12 68. N. IOWA (5-5): Mitchell 3-10 5-8 11, Rank 1-3 0-0 2, Bohannon 2-8 2-2 7, Tuttle 3-6 3-5 9, Washpun 2-3 5-7 9, Singleton 3-3 3-3 9, Buss 7-8 0-1 16, Morgan 5-7 0-0 13, Morrison 0-0 0-0 0, Martino 0-1 1-2 1. Totals 26-49 19-28 77. Halftime—N. Iowa 27-20. 3-Point Goals—VCU 10-25 (Burgess 4-6, Lewis 3-4, Graham 3-7, Johnson 0-2, Brandenberg 0-3, Weber 0-3), N. Iowa 6-19 (Morgan 3-3, Buss 2-3, Bohannon 1-7, Tuttle 0-1, Martino 0-1, Rank 0-2, Mitchell 0-2). Fouled Out—Graham. Rebounds—VCU 32 (Graham 7), N. Iowa 41 (Buss, Mitchell 7). Assists—VCU 9 (Weber 4), N. Iowa 11 (Tuttle, Washpun 3). Total Fouls—VCU 24, N. Iowa 15. A—5,890.

Indiana St. 74, UMKC 63 INDIANA ST. (7-2): Arop 2-8 4-4 9, Gant 6-9 0-0 13, Kitchell 1-3 3-3 5, Cummings 5-8 3-6 15, Odum 3-5 2-3 8, Eitel 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 2-6 4-8 8, Moore 5-6 0-0 10, Burnett 1-3 0-0 2, Smith 0-5 4-5 4, Bell 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-53 20-29 74. UMKC (2-7): Kirksey 3-9 5-6 11, Hall 6-10 4-4 16, Chatmon 2-5 0-3 4, Harrison 5-16 9-17 20, Williams 1-7 2-3 4, Burke 0-1 0-0 0, Bledsoe 2-4 0-0 6, Johnson 1-2 0-0 2, Korver 0-2 0-0 0, Kreuer 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 20-57 20-33 63. Halftime—UMKC 36-34. 3-Point Goals—Indiana St. 4-10 (Cummings 2-4, Gant 1-1, Arop 1-3, Brown 0-1, Burnett 0-1), UMKC 3-19 (Bledsoe 2-4, Harrison 1-5, Hall 0-1, Korver 0-2, Kirksey 0-3, Williams 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Indiana St. 40 (Gant, Moore 7), UMKC 32 (Chatmon 8). Assists—Indiana St. 11 (Brown 4), UMKC 7 (Bledsoe, Hall, Harrison, Johnson, Kirksey, Kreuer, Williams 1). Total Fouls—Indiana St. 24, UMKC 21. A—2,496.

JACKSON ST. (3-7): D. Taylor 0-4 1-2 1, Bolden 1-3 0-0 2, West 7-12 0-0 14, Nobles 6-14 2-4 14, Brent 1-4 5-6 7, Victor 0-0 0-0 0, James 0-0 0-0 0, Love 5-12 0-0 11, Robinson 1-1 0-0 2, Middleton 3-3 0-0 6, Wachira 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-53 8-12 57. EVANSVILLE (6-5): Wing 3-9 0-0 7, Mockevicius 7-9 2-6 16, Gibson 3-9 2-4 8, Balentine 3-13 6-8 12, Simmons 1-8 4-4 6, Brown 0-2 0-0 0, Moore 0-1 0-0 0, Ptacek 0-1 0-0 0, Howard 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 18-53 14-22 51. Halftime—Jackson St. 25-24. 3-Point Goals—Jackson St. 1-9 (Love 1-5, Brent 0-1, Nobles 0-3), Evansville 1-12 (Wing 1-3, Gibson 0-1, Ptacek 0-1, Balentine 0-3, Simmons 0-4). Fouled Out—Love. Rebounds—Jackson St. 41 (West 22), Evansville 29 (Mockevicius 7). Assists—Jackson St. 11 (Nobles 5), Evansville 14 (Gibson, Simmons 4). Total Fouls—Jackson St. 21, Evansville 13. A—4,097.

New Mexico St. 81, Drake 69, OT NEW MEXICO ST. (8-5): Nephawe 5-12 0-6 10, S. Bhullar 9-14 4-8 22, Eldridge 2-7 4-6 8, Ross-Miller 3-6 8-8 14, Mullings 3-13 0-3 7, Landry 0-1 0-0 0, Aronis 4-5 0-0 12, Buovac 2-2 0-0 6, Dixon 1-4 0-1 2. Totals 29-64 16-32 81. DRAKE (6-3): Caird 5-12 0-0 13, Hawley 0-8 4-4 4, VanDeest 0-1 1-2 1, Madison 0-2 0-0 0, Carter 6-20 9-12 21, Berkeley 1-6 0-0 2, Enevold Jensen 1-8 2-2 4, Daniels 6-10 6-7 18, Puleikis 0-0 0-0 0, Ugbede 2-2 2-2 6. Totals 21-69 24-29 69. Halftime—New Mexico St. 39-25. End Of Regulation—Tied 67. 3-Point Goals—New Mexico St. 7-15 (Aronis 4-5, Buovac 2-2, Mullings 1-3, Dixon 0-1, Eldridge 0-1, Landry 0-1, Ross-Miller 0-2), Drake 3-15 (Caird 3-8, Hawley 0-2, Carter 0-5). Fouled Out—VanDeest. Rebounds—New Mexico St. 47 (S. Bhullar 12), Drake 47 (Enevold Jensen 13). Assists—New Mexico St. 13 (Ross-Miller 5), Drake 5 (Daniels 4). Total Fouls—New Mexico St. 19, Drake 25. A—3,288.

Dupree 0-0 2-4 2, Kading 1-3 0-0 2, Aaberg 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 22-52 13-20 62. OHIO ST. (10-0): Ross 6-12 3-4 18, A. Williams 2-3 0-0 4, Scott 2-4 0-1 4, Craft 2-5 2-2 6, Smith Jr. 7-12 1-1 18, Loving 3-7 4-4 12, Thompson 3-4 5-7 12, Della Valle 1-1 0-0 3, Lorbach 0-1 0-0 0, McDonald 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 27-51 15-21 79. Halftime—Ohio St. 41-28. 3-Point Goals—N. Dakota St. 5-17 (Felt 2-5, Alexander 1-3, Braun 1-4, Wright 1-4, Kading 0-1), Ohio St. 10-20 (Smith Jr. 3-5, Ross 3-5, Loving 2-4, Della Valle 1-1, Thompson 1-2, Craft 0-1, Scott 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—N. Dakota St. 26 (Braun, Dupree 5), Ohio St. 36 (A. Williams 9). Assists—N. Dakota St. 8 (Alexander, Braun, Dupree 2), Ohio St. 16 (Craft 7). Total Fouls—N. Dakota St. 22, Ohio St. 16. A—15,272.

No. 4 Wisconsin 86, Eastern Kentucky 61 E. KENTUCKY (7-4): Stutz 2-5 2-2 6, Cosey 7-14 5-5 21, Walden 3-8 1-1 8, Lewis 1-4 0-0 2, T. Johnson 2-5 1-1 5, Burney 0-1 0-0 0, Matthews 0-0 0-0 0, McGlone 1-2 0-0 2, Williams 6-11 0-0 13, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0, Knipp 0-3 0-0 0, Parsons 0-0 0-0 0, J. Johnson 1-4 0-0 2, Muff 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 24-58 9-9 61. WISCONSIN (12-0): Dekker 6-8 3-4 16, Kaminsky 4-5 5-6 13, Brust 7-12 1-2 20, Jackson 2-4 2-2 7, Gasser 1-4 1-2 4, Hayes 2-3 13-17 17, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Dukan 2-2 0-0 5, Koenig 2-5 0-0 4, Brown 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 26-43 25-33 86. Halftime—Wisconsin 42-23. 3-Point Goals—E. Kentucky 4-19 (Cosey 2-5, Walden 1-1, Williams 1-4, J. Johnson 0-1, McGlone 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Burney 0-1, Knipp 0-2, T. Johnson 0-3), Wisconsin 9-15 (Brust 5-8, Dukan 1-1, Dekker 1-1, Jackson 1-1, Gasser 1-2, Koenig 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—E. Kentucky 20 (Stutz 6), Wisconsin 33 (Brust, Kaminsky 6). Assists—E. Kentucky 6 (Cosey 2), Wisconsin 17 (Gasser, Kaminsky 4). Total Fouls—E. Kentucky 26, Wisconsin 10. A—16,968.

No. 5 Michigan St. 67, Oakland 63

No. 15 Oregon 71, Illinois 64

MICHIGAN ST. (8-1): Dawson 7-13 2-4 16, Payne 7-16 5-6 20, Appling 6-10 6-7 21, Trice 2-8 0-0 6, Valentine 0-7 0-0 0, Byrd 0-0 0-1 0, Gauna 0-0 0-0 0, Ellis III 2-3 0-1 4, Schilling 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-57 13-19 67. OAKLAND (2-9): McCune 0-3 0-0 0, Petros 5-7 1-2 11, Bader 5-20 4-4 18, Mondy 10-17 1-1 24, Felder 1-5 2-2 4, Hill 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 2-4 1-1 6, Baenziger 0-4 0-0 0, Neely II 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 9-10 63. Halftime—Oakland 31-30. 3-Point Goals—Michigan St. 6-16 (Appling 3-4, Trice 2-5, Payne 1-3, Valentine 0-4), Oakland 8-27 (Bader 4-14, Mondy 3-5, Williams 1-3, McCune 0-1, Felder 0-1, Baenziger 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Michigan St. 41 (Dawson 13), Oakland 32 (Mondy, Petros 6). Assists—Michigan St. 14 (Appling, Valentine 4), Oakland 12 (Bader, Felder, Mondy 3).

ILLINOIS (9-2): Egwu 2-3 0-0 5, Ekey 3-7 2-2 10, Bertrand 4-7 0-0 8, Abrams 5-12 5-5 16, Rice 6-16 3-4 16, Tate 0-4 0-0 0, Hill 0-1 0-0 0, Morgan 2-2 0-0 4, Nunn 1-3 0-0 2, Colbert 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 24-56 11-13 64. OREGON (9-0): Moser 5-10 3-4 14, Austin 1-1 1-2 3, Young 6-11 1-2 14, Loyd 4-8 2-2 11, Dotson 5-9 0-0 10, Calliste 3-5 0-0 7, Amardi 0-1 0-0 0, Abdul-Bassit 0-1 0-0 0, Cook 5-6 2-2 12. Totals 29-52 9-12 71. Halftime—Tied 32-32. 3-Point Goals—Illinois 5-17 (Ekey 2-5, Egwu 1-1, Rice 1-3, Abrams 1-5, Bertrand 0-1, Tate 0-1, Hill 0-1), Oregon 4-15 (Calliste 1-1, Loyd 1-3, Young 1-3, Moser 1-5, Abdul-Bassit 0-1, Dotson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Illinois 27 (Ekey 8), Oregon 30 (Moser 9). Assists—Illinois 8 (Abrams 5), Oregon 14 (Loyd 7). Total Fouls—Illinois 16, Oregon 15. A—10,043.

No. 6 Louisville 79, Western Kentucky 63

No. 22 UMass 80, N. Illinois 54

W. KENTUCKY (5-4): Adeoye 0-1 2-2 2, Fant 3-7 1-4 7, Jackson 2-13 1-4 6, Harris 1-2 2-2 4, T. Price 8-16 2-2 22, Hulsey 0-0 1-2 1, Dickerson 0-0 0-0 0, Rostov 2-6 5-6 9, Harrison-Docks 4-10 0-0 10. Totals 20-55 14-22 63. LOUISVILLE (9-1): Blackshear 4-8 2-2 12, Harrell 1-3 1-2 3, Mathiang 5-5 3-4 13, Rozier 2-9 0-0 4, Smith 6-16 0-2 14, Ware 0-0 0-0 0, Hancock 1-3 2-2 5, Henderson 4-6 0-0 12, Behanan 5-6 1-5 11, Van Treese 2-3 1-1 5. Totals 30-59 10-18 79. Halftime—Louisville 31-28. 3-Point Goals—W. Kentucky 7-21 (T. Price 4-7, Harrison-Docks 2-8, Jackson 1-4, Rostov 0-1, Harris 0-1), Louisville 9-20 (Henderson 4-6, Blackshear 2-4, Smith 2-5, Hancock 1-1, Rozier 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—W. Kentucky 35 (Adeoye 7), Louisville 39 (Rozier 10). Assists—W. Kentucky 10 (Hulsey, Jackson 2), Louisville 19 (Smith 10). Total Fouls—W. Kentucky 13, Louisville 18. A—22,027.

N. ILLINOIS (3-5): Threloff 3-8 1-1 7, Aaro. Armstead 0-5 0-0 0, Highsmith 4-7 2-3 10, Baker 2-5 0-0 6, Bowie 2-7 1-6 5, Rakocevic 3-6 3-4 9, Christian 0-3 1-2 1, Balls 3-9 1-1 8, Cravatta 0-0 0-0 0, Bolin 3-4 0-0 8. Totals 20-54 9-17 54. UMASS (9-0): Carter 3-7 2-3 8, Putney 5-8 0-0 13, Lalanne 6-10 5-7 17, Gordon 1-5 0-0 2, Williams 3-9 3-4 12, Dyson 0-0 0-0 0, Esho 5-7 2-4 12, Santee 5-6 1-1 13, Bergantino 0-0 0-2 0, Davis 1-6 0-0 3, Berger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-58 13-21 80. Halftime—UMass 40-28. 3-Point Goals—N. Illinois 5-14 (Bolin 2-2, Baker 2-4, Balls 1-2, Christian 0-1, Rakocevic 0-1, Highsmith 0-1, Aaro. Armstead 0-3), UMass 9-19 (Putney 3-4, Williams 3-6, Santee 2-3, Davis 1-4, Carter 0-2). Fouled Out—Bolin. Rebounds—N. Illinois 27 (Bolin, Bowie, Highsmith, Rakocevic 4), UMass 41 (Carter, Esho 7). Assists—N. Illinois 11 (Baker 4), UMass 22 (Williams 7). Total Fouls—N. Illinois 18, UMass 16. A—4,694.

KANSANS IN DIVISION I BASKETBALL This list is made up of Division I players who previously played at a Kansas high school or college and have compiled statistics this season. If you know of a player we’re missing, please e-mail or call 316-268-6251. Through Thursday’s games.

Men Player Jamie Adams Vic Adams Ron Baker Jordan Banks Deverell Biggs Daveon Boardingham Onzie Branch Connor Brooks Zach Bush Richard Carter Willie Cauley-Stein Davonte Chaney D.J. Cole Derek Cooke Cameron Craig Tony Criswell Andell Cumberbatch Dawon Cummings Alex Davis Vincent Dillard Cory Dixon Milton Doyle Ed Dyson Joe Ebondo Julian Edmonson Perry Ellis D.J. Felder Marcus Fillyaw Conner Frankamp Jamar Gulley Kris Gulley Trinity Hall Buddy Hield Christian Hildebrandt Janari Joesaar Hurley Johnson Wally Judge Mindaugas Kacinas Tyler Kalinoski Jorden Kaufman Jalen Love Evan Manning Rayshaun McGrew Dominique McKoy Brandon Morris Rozell Nunn Semi Ojeleye Gabe Olaseni Benny Parker James Pegues Anthony Perez Jackson Perez Jabari Peters Zach Peters Tyshon Pickett Kaheem Ransom Trevor Releford Dashaun Rice Thaddeus Rideau Brian Rohleder Kris Rolle Nick Russell Sebastian Saiz Ryan Schultz Tyler Self Shavon Shields Leslee Smith A.J. Spencer Will Spradling Cody Stetler Lucas Stivrins Aaron Tate Anthony Thomas Gavin Thurman Ben Vozzola Aaron Washington Neil Watson Mason Wedel Evan Wessel Brison White Tra’Vaughn White Nino Williams

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FG-A 40-99 9-25 43-84 0-0 21-53 28-54 11-28 9-28 1-2 54-114 37-60 0-1 25-49 27-38 5-14 14-25 23-47 23-53 18-35 25-53 26-55 50-110 27-50 6-15 15-58 44-73 34-66 19-40 5-18 47-99 11-50 31-70 52-113 5-23 3-5 8-27 33-62 15-28 39-75 19-36 24-72 0-1 14-22 27-39 15-35 30-60 5-7 25-59 7-20 13-31 13-34 1-1 33-84 0-3 62-112 34-93 45-92 5-23 0-4 0-0 2-5 28-73 14-32 1-3 2-6 36-82 26-43 32-78 19-55 9-20 2-5 15-31 22-46 13-42 7-23 8-24 30-69 0-0 5-16 36-87 35-77 11-23

Player Emmy Allen Tiffany Bias Jamillah Bonner Jhasmin Bowen Kelsey Brooks Heidi Brown Brittany Bush Autura Campbell Chantay Caron Mikell Chinn Hillary Chvatal Aleesha Coulter Taylor Cyphers Miracle Davis BreAnna Dawkins Ashley Evans Mackenzie Freeman Whitney Gordon Janna Graf DaShawn Harden Lexis Hardiek Polly Harrington Kaylee Hoffman Lexi Hughes Jaylah Jackson Netanya Jackson Tania Jackson Jennifer Johnson Montia Johnson Tamara Jones Grace Keane Anete Kirsteine Natalie Knight Ashlynn Knoll Bri Kulas Erika Lane Taylor Leathers Katelyn Loecker Tysia Manuel Joyea Marshall Keena Mays Diara Moore T’Ondria Nolan Marta Oledzka Katie Palmer Danielle Poblarp Tahlia Pope Jessica Sheble Royce Shields Aja Sorrells Mary Pat Specht Hunter Thomas Kelly Thomson Tonisha Walker Chrisstasia Walter Nelly Weledji Taylor Williams Ashia Woods

H.S./Juco SM South A. Central Butler CC W. Heights O. Northwest SW Heights Cowley CC T. West Free State Garden City CC Rawlins Co. Cloud CC W. Heights Allen CC Wichita St. Cloud CC Silver Lake Marion SM East Johnson Co. CC Hill City Johnson Co. CC TMP Miege O. Northwest Barton CC Kansas Independence CC Cowley CC Garden City CC Leawood Seward CC O. South Seward CC Johnson Co. CC Washburn Rural Blue Valley McPherson Butler CC W. Heights Kansas Independence CC Cowley CC Seward CC W. Heights Shawnee Hts. Garden City CC O. North Highland CC Hutchinson CC SM North BV Southwest Riley County Cowley CC Hutchinson CC S.T. Aquinas KC Ward W. Collegiate

College Yale Oklahoma St. Wichita St. Arkansas Arkansas Kansas St. Texas-Pan Am Tulsa Kansas St. Kent St. Missouri St. La.-Monroe Texas-Pan Am Texas Southern North Texas Kent St. Illinois St. Wyoming Yale LSU UMKC S. Dakota Wyoming Missouri St. S. Dakota Murray St. Missouri S. Alabama Kent St. Southern Miss Harvard UTEP Kansas Kansas St. Missouri Tulsa UMKC Oklahoma St. Oral Roberts Indiana St. SMU Mississippi Texas-Pan Am UTEP Missouri St. Navy Texas-Arlington Kansas St. Canisius Marshall Drake N. Arizona Kansas St. Texas-Pan Am La. Tech Brown Memphis Kansas St.

Yr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr.

G 10 7 8 11 11 6 8 3 7 9 7 7 8 8 8 9 2 7 10 7 6 11 7 7 10 7 10 7 9 7 2 8 9 5 10 6 9 6 7 10 6 11 8 3 7 3 8 7 3 7 1 2 6 8 8 3 9 3

FG-A 12-45 31-77 27-76 47-87 27-64 0-8 27-67 2-6 13-24 5-31 6-12 6-30 3-9 2-12 19-52 27-76 3-11 4-12 32-81 21-61 12-29 42-87 8-18 6-17 3-11 6-18 15-26 25-58 35-82 47-96 1-2 10-24 24-67 7-16 57-118 10-28 27-59 7-15 5-17 62-158 3-10 39-97 0-8 0-0 6-20 1-5 16-56 11-21 0-0 8-31 0-1 1-1 11-33 22-62 35-88 1-2 10-33 9-17

Pct 40.4 36.0 51.2 0.0 39.6 51.9 39.3 32.1 50.0 47.4 61.7 0.0 51.0 71.1 35.7 56.0 48.9 43.4 51.4 47.2 47.3 45.5 54.0 40.0 25.9 60.3 51.5 47.5 27.8 47.5 22.0 44.3 46.0 21.7 60.0 29.6 53.3 53.6 52.0 52.8 33.3 0.0 63.6 69.2 42.9 50.0 71.4 42.4 35.0 41.9 38.2 100.0 39.3 0.0 55.4 36.6 48.9 21.7 0.0 0.0 40.0 38.4 43.8 33.3 33.3 43.9 60.5 41.0 34.6 45.0 40.0 48.4 47.8 31.0 30.4 33.3 43.5 0.0 31.3 41.4 45.5 47.8

3FG-A 23-48 4-15 18-45 0-0 5-11 0-0 0-0 3-12 1-1 13-35 0-0 0-0 5-17 0-0 0-4 1-4 5-9 13-32 2-2 8-20 0-0 15-41 5-15 0-0 5-24 1-3 0-0 5-17 3-13 6-19 5-28 5-20 15-44 4-16 1-2 2-15 0-0 0-0 13-30 0-0 14-43 0-1 0-0 0-1 7-22 9-19 3-5 0-0 0-4 1-4 6-18 0-0 13-28 0-3 2-12 13-37 17-44 2-13 0-2 0-0 0-0 5-24 0-0 0-2 0-2 3-15 0-1 3-24 11-36 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-5 9-25 2-9 0-2 16-40 0-0 0-8 5-25 7-21 0-0

Pct 47.9 26.7 40.0 0.0 45.5 0.0 0.0 25.0 100.0 37.1 0.0 0.0 29.4 0.0 0.0 25.0 55.6 40.6 100.0 40.0 0.0 36.6 33.3 0.0 20.8 33.3 0.0 29.4 23.1 31.6 17.9 25.0 34.1 25.0 50.0 13.3 0.0 0.0 43.3 0.0 33.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 31.8 47.4 60.0 0.0 0.0 25.0 33.3 0.0 46.4 0.0 16.7 35.1 38.6 15.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 0.0 12.5 30.6 100.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 36.0 22.2 0.0 40.0 0.0 0.0 20.0 33.3 0.0

FT-A 58-74 6-7 34-39 0-0 23-32 34-50 14-18 3-4 0-2 41-49 17-35 0-0 23-28 13-27 1-2 8-10 5-12 17-21 15-28 15-30 30-44 50-73 10-13 2-8 18-30 31-39 23-32 4-6 4-6 23-34 8-12 26-37 29-38 7-9 0-0 8-19 21-43 8-12 15-21 8-11 18-26 0-0 4-10 19-35 9-12 5-6 2-3 30-41 2-3 6-11 17-25 0-0 55-78 0-0 19-22 37-54 24-25 5-6 0-0 0-0 1-2 24-29 7-10 1-2 0-1 43-55 22-31 21-24 19-27 6-11 2-4 2-4 10-20 8-8 2-2 2-4 29-32 0-0 0-3 18-30 20-27 9-15

Pct 78.4 85.7 87.2 0.0 71.9 68.0 77.8 75.0 0.0 83.7 48.6 0.0 82.1 48.2 50.0 80.0 41.7 81.0 53.6 50.0 68.2 68.5 76.9 25.0 60.0 79.5 71.9 66.7 66.7 67.7 66.7 70.3 76.3 77.8 0.0 42.1 48.8 66.7 71.4 72.7 69.2 0.0 40.0 54.3 75.0 83.3 66.7 73.2 66.7 54.6 68.0 0.0 70.5 0.0 86.4 68.5 96.0 83.3 0.0 0.0 50.0 82.8 70.0 50.0 0.0 78.2 71.0 87.5 70.4 54.6 50.0 50.0 50.0 100.0 100.0 50.0 90.6 0.0 0.0 60.0 74.1 60.0

Pts-Avg 161-17.9 28-5.6 138-15.3 0-0.0 70-10.0 90-10.0 36-4.0 24-2.4 3-0.6 162-20.3 91-9.1 0-0.0 78-7.8 67-7.4 11-1.2 37-6.2 56-9.3 76-10.9 53-5.3 73-8.1 82-16.4 165-16.5 69-7.7 14-1.6 53-5.3 120-13.3 91-8.3 47-5.2 17-1.9 123-13.7 35-3.5 93-11.6 148-16.4 21-2.3 7-2.3 26-2.6 87-7.9 38-7.6 106-10.6 46-4.6 80-10.0 0-0.0 32-3.6 73-10.4 46-4.2 74-8.2 15-3.0 80-6.7 16-1.8 33-3.0 49-6.1 2-1.0 134-13.4 0-0.0 145-14.5 118-11.8 131-16.4 17-2.8 0-0.0 0-0.0 5-0.6 85-8.5 35-4.4 3-0.8 4-0.4 118-13.1 74-8.2 88-8.0 68-7.6 25-3.1 6-0.7 32-3.2 55-6.1 43-4.8 18-2.0 18-2.6 105-11.7 0-0.0 10-1.1 95-11.9 97-13.9 31-3.4

Rb-Avg 17-1.9 6-1.2 41-4.6 0-0.0 19-2.7 38-4.2 25-3.8 14-1.4 0-0.0 35-4.4 77-7.7 0-0.0 30-3.0 75-8.3 6-0.7 33-5.5 29-4.8 14-2.0 45-4.5 34-3.8 36-7.2 35-3.5 20-2.2 42-4.7 17-1.7 58-6.4 54-4.9 20-2.2 8-0.9 51-5.7 24-2.5 59-7.4 41-4.6 11-1.2 3-1.0 10-1.0 78-7.1 42-8.4 54-5.4 33-3.3 12-1.5 0-0.0 16-1.8 55-7.9 18-1.6 33-3.7 8-1.6 63-5.3 8-0.9 28-2.6 24-3.0 0-0.0 50-5.0 3-0.8 72-7.2 47-4.7 31-3.9 9-1.5 3-1.0 1-0.2 12-1.5 34-3.4 47-5.9 1-0.3 2-0.2 47-5.2 58-6.4 35-3.5 32-3.6 25-3.1 5-0.6 24-2.45 41-4.6 19-2.1 3-0.3 12-1.7 25-2.8 -0.0 16-1.8 26-3.3 17-2.4 23-2.6

Ast 27 5 32 0 8 3 9 13 1 25 12 0 40 7 12 1 8 21 8 5 12 29 12 2 1 13 6 23 4 18 4 5 16 4 0 4 6 0 35 3 14 1 0 5 8 9 1 6 10 3 5 0 35 0 11 36 18 6 0 0 1 34 3 0 2 16 2 10 25 1 2 3 4 5 10 13 31 0 1 10 18 6

TO 31 9 11 0 9 17 8 4 2 17 8 1 13 10 16 4 6 7 19 16 24 29 17 7 6 13 18 16 2 12 11 17 19 2 1 4 22 13 12 4 6 1 4 11 4 10 3 8 3 13 12 0 17 1 15 27 28 2 0 0 4 18 5 2 3 14 12 18 5 3 2 11 13 4 9 4 14 0 5 12 11 9

Stl 11 5 16 1 5 5 5 2 1 20 11 0 10 6 6 1 5 16 7 8 6 15 7 2 3 7 6 13 2 21 2 9 14 0 2 3 2 3 16 0 7 0 3 8 6 8 2 3 6 2 4 0 15 0 12 13 18 5 0 1 2 9 4 1 0 6 11 6 11 0 1 2 1 2 1 7 14 0 3 10 4 4

Blk 0 0 10 0 2 7 1 0 0 0 43 0 2 7 0 0 1 1 15 1 10 7 0 1 0 5 0 2 0 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 10 2 2 3 2 0 0 8 0 0 3 23 0 0 9 0 2 0 5 3 3 1 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 4 11 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 0 1

Pct 100.0 20.0 25.0 0.0 43.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 7.7 33.3 23.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 17.7 30.0 0.0 42.2 28.6 40.7 30.8 50.0 45.5 20.0 0.0 50.0 31.3 0.0 29.0 50.0 42.1 34.2 100.0 40.0 35.7 33.3 0.0 0.0 35.4 0.0 7.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 33.3 25.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 34.4 27.6 20.0 0.0 25.0 25.0

FT-A 18-32 21-28 21-29 23-35 18-25 0-4 19-32 1-2 6-6 20-22 0-0 1-2 2-7 6-8 14-22 11-15 1-2 3-6 15-19 11-16 0-0 33-42 4-6 1-2 2-2 1-4 2-2 13-14 18-31 30-33 1-2 0-0 8-9 4-5 45-51 1-4 8-10 7-11 8-15 51-64 3-5 43-60 1-2 1-2 3-4 1-2 20-37 3-9 2-2 11-20 0-0 1-1 8-8 17-2 39-52 0-0 4-7 3-5

Pct 56.3 75.0 72.4 65.7 72.0 0.0 59.4 50.0 100.0 90.9 0.0 50.0 28.6 75.0 63.6 73.3 50.0 50.0 79.0 68.8 0.0 78.6 66.7 50.0 100.0 25.0 100.0 92.9 58.1 90.9 50.0 0.0 88.9 80.0 88.2 25.0 80.0 63.6 53.3 79.7 60.0 71.7 50.0 50.0 75.0 50.0 54.1 33.3 100.0 55.0 0.0 100.0 100.0 77.3 75.0 0.0 57.1 60.0

Pts-Avg 43-4.3 87-12.4 78-9.8 117-10.6 85-7.7 0-0.0 73-9.1 5-1.7 32-4.6 31-3.4 13-1.9 19-2.7 8-1.0 10-1.3 52-6.5 68-7.6 10-5.0 11-1.6 98-9.8 61-8.7 35-5.8 121-11.0 23-3.3 18-2.6 9-0.9 13-1.9 33-3.0 68-9.7 88-9.8 133-19.0 4-2.0 28-3.5 69-7.7 19-3.8 173-17.3 26-4.3 68-7.6 21-3.5 18-2.6 198-19.8 9-1.5 122-11.1 1-0.1 1-0.3 15-2.1 4-1.3 56-7.0 25-3.6 2-0.7 27-3.9 0-0.0 3-1.5 41-6.8 69-8.6 114-14.3 2-0.7 28-3.1 22-7.3

Rb-Avg 36-3.6 20-2.9 34-4.3 66-6.0 28-2.6 8-1.3 63-7.9 6-2.0 11-1.6 20-2.2 22-3.1 13-1.9 10-1.3 15-1.9 22-2.8 25-2.8 2-1.0 11-1.6 42-4.2 15-2.1 3-0.5 62-5.6 18-2.6 13-1.9 6-0.6 16-2.3 26-2.6 24-3.4 64-7.1 58-8.3 0-0.0 7-0.9 25-2.8 6-1.2 48-4.8 12-2.0 36-4.0 26-4.3 1-1.9 59-5.9 5-0.8 52-4.7 15-1.9 2-0.7 6-0.9 1-0.3 46-5.8 19-2.7 1-0.3 22-3.1 0-0.0 1-0.5 7-1.2 19-2.4 47-5.9 2-0.7 28-3.1 11-3.7

Ast 1 60 5 8 29 3 3 0 2 21 4 12 2 18 18 14 0 0 15 13 3 11 13 6 2 2 5 3 7 4 1 4 28 3 15 15 3 7 3 48 0 22 8 0 4 1 9 2 0 4 0 0 2 8 44 2 6 4

TO 12 17 18 20 8 4 12 2 6 14 11 9 4 15 23 37 1 4 19 12 2 21 5 12 5 4 9 7 27 6 0 4 12 4 20 12 10 8 5 28 4 17 9 1 7 2 28 9 2 10 0 0 10 15 36 3 16 2

Stl Blk 4 7 24 1 11 1 14 8 16 3 1 0 8 20 0 4 5 1 19 0 2 2 3 0 0 5 7 0 10 0 9 1 0 0 1 4 18 0 16 0 0 0 6 7 2 1 4 0 3 0 0 8 0 1 2 6 4 1 13 5 0 0 0 0 14 7 0 0 4 7 3 1 3 0 7 3 5 1 17 3 1 0 12 1 8 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 27 2 0 1 3 0 3 0

Women Pct 26.7 40.3 35.5 55.3 42.2 0.0 40.3 33.3 54.2 16.1 50.0 20.0 33.3 16.7 36.5 35.5 27.3 33.3 39.5 34.4 41.4 48.3 44.4 35.3 27.3 33.3 57.7 43.1 42.7 48.9 50.0 41.7 35.8 43.8 48.3 35.7 45.8 46.7 29.4 39.2 30.0 40.2 0.0 0.0 30.0 20.0 28.6 52.4 0.0 25.8 0.0 100.0 33.3 35.5 39.8 33.3 30.3 52.9

3FG-A 1-1 4-20 3-12 0-0 13-30 0-4 0-1 0-0 0-3 1-13 1-3 6-26 0-0 0-3 0-2 3-17 3-10 0-4 19-45 8-28 11-27 4-13 3-6 5-11 1-5 0-0 1-2 5-16 0-1 9-31 1-2 8-19 13-38 1-1 14-35 5-14 6-18 0-2 0-0 23-65 0-1 1-14 0-3 0-0 0-3 1-3 4-16 0-1 0-0 0-5 0-1 0-0 11-32 8-29 5-25 0-2 4-16 1-4



Reynolds sets TD mark in Navy victory BY DAVID GINSBURG Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA – All Keenan Reynolds wanted was to beat Army. The nimble-footed quarterback got his wish, dashing through the snow and a weary defense all the way into the NCAA record book. Reynolds ran for 136 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the ARMY 7 Midshipmen NAVY 34 to a 34-7 victory Saturday, their 12th straight in the series. “It’s hard to beat anybody 12 times in a row,” coach Ken Niumatalolo said. “But to beat your rivals, I’m very proud of them.” Reynolds scored on runs of 47 yards, 11 yards and 1 yard. The sophomore has 29 rushing touchdowns, breaking the single-season mark for a quarterback previously held by Ricky Dobbs (Navy, 2009) and Collin Klein (Kansas State, 2011), both of whom had 27. “Coming into the game, I wasn’t too concerned about the record. If I broke it, I broke it. If not, oh well,” Reynolds said. “My main concern was trying to get the W. If that involved me getting zero touchdowns and everyone else having a field day, I was good with that.” It didn’t work that way at all. Reynolds ran 30 times for on a frozen, snow-covered field. He also caught a 2-point conversion pass on a trick play following his second touchdown. His third score – with 46 seconds left in a lopsided game – gave him 176 points for the season, breaking the school record of 174 set by Bill Ingram in 1917. “The thought did come across my mind to take a knee,” Niumatalolo said. “But then my thoughts went to, I have a kid that has a chance

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Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds (19) runs in a touchdown during the first half Saturday in Philadelphia against Army. Reynolds’ 29 rushing touchdowns broke a mark set by Navy’s Ricky Dobbs (2009) and K-State’s Collin Klein (2011). to break a record that’s hard to come by.” Navy (8-4) won the Commander In Chief’s Trophy for the second consecutive season and ninth time in 11 years. The trophy is awarded to the service academy with the most victories in games between Navy, Army and Air Force. The Midshipmen haven’t lost to Army since 2001 and lead the series 58-49-7. Navy’s 12-game run is the longest in the history of the rivalry that began in 1890. “I’ve got a lot of good friends on that side,” Niuma-

talolo said. “They’ve got great kids over there. They go through what our kids go through. But ultimately, I’ve got to think about our team.” Niumatalolo became the second coach in Navy history to start his coaching career 6-0 against Army, matching Paul Johnson (2002-07). The Midshipmen will conclude their season in the Armed Forces Bowl against Middle Tennessee State on Dec. 30. Army (3-9) fumbled five times and was intercepted once in its fifth straight defeat. Embattled coach Rich

Ellerson fell to 0-5 against the Midshipmen and 20-41 overall since taking the job in December 2008. “You turn the ball over against a good football team, you give up big plays on defense, you take some big hits in the penalty game against a good football team, don’t be surprised if the score gets upside down,” Ellerson said. Ellerson’s job could be in jeopardy, and he knows it. “That’s not my call,” Ellerson said. “Obviously, in the body of work, we’ve made some progress. But I wasn’t

brought in to make progress. I was brought in to win some football games and beat Navy. I’ve lost to our rival five times.” The snow that was forecast in the morning hours began during the pregame pageantry that makes this game a one-of-a-kind spectacle. The snow, along with the freezing temperatures, created an uncomfortable setting for those in the packed stadium. Many of them left after the first half, which ended with Navy up 17-0. Making his first college start, Army quarterback A.J.

Schurr lost the handle on the wet football with his arm cocked to throw. Teammate Larry Dixon recovered, but the 20-yard loss doomed the Black Knights to end their first possession with a punt. Schurr fumbled on the next drive, too, and this time Navy recovered at its own 38. That ended his day. “If you’re struggling to hold onto the ball, that will get you out of there,” Ellerson said. Following the turnover, Quinton Singleton burst through a hole in the middle and ran 58 yards to the Army 4, setting up a field goal for a 3-0 lead late in the first quarter. Angel Santiago came in at quarterback for the Black Knights at just about the same time the intensity of the snow increased. On fourth-and-3 at the Navy 33, Terry Baggett lost three yards. Midway through the second period, Noah Copeland ran 39 yards for a touchdown to make it 10-0. With 2:38 left in the half, Reynolds gingerly picked his way through the Army defense on his record-tying touchdown run. In the third quarter, the snow turned to rain and Santiago did his best to make a game of it. After throwing a 29-yard pass to Xavier Moss, the junior quarterback scored on a 4-yard run to get the Black Knights to 17-7. Reynolds answered with an 11-play drive that produced a field goal. Army then failed to convert a fourth-and-3 from its own 42, a futile gamble that all but assured the Black Knights another frustrating loss against their far more successful service academy rivals. Reynolds scored his recordbreaking touchdown with 6:22 left, and the conversion pass from wide receiver Brendan Dudeck made it 28-7.








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10 7 6 4 W

3 6 7 9 L

0 0 0 0 T

.769 .538 .462 .308 Pct

349 286 226 273 PF

287 7-0-0 276 3-3-0 337 5-2-0 334 3-4-0 PA Home

3-3-0 4-3-0 1-5-0 1-5-0 Away

7-2-0 6-3-0 3-7-0 3-6-0 AFC

3-1-0 1-3-0 3-0-0 1-3-0 NFC

3-1-0 1-2-0 2-3-0 2-2-0 Div

y-Indianapolis Tennessee Jacksonville Houston North

8 5 5 8 4 9 2 11 W L

0 0 0 0 T

.615 .385 .308 .154 Pct

313 292 201 250 PF

316 4-2-0 318 2-4-0 372 1-5-0 350 1-6-0 PA Home

4-3-0 3-4-0 3-4-0 1-5-0 Away

6-3-0 4-6-0 4-5-0 2-7-0 AFC

2-2-0 1-2-0 0-4-0 0-4-0 NFC

4-0-0 0-4-0 3-1-0 1-3-0 Div

Cincinnati Baltimore Pittsburgh Cleveland West

9 7 5 4 W

4 6 8 9 L

0 0 0 0 T

.692 .538 .385 .308 Pct

334 278 291 257 PF

244 6-0-0 261 6-1-0 312 3-3-0 324 3-4-0 PA Home

3-4-0 1-5-0 2-5-0 1-5-0 Away

7-3-0 6-4-0 4-6-0 3-7-0 AFC

2-1-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 1-2-0 NFC

2-2-0 3-2-0 2-2-0 2-3-0 Div

x-Denver Kansas City San Diego Oakland

11 10 7 4

3 3 7 9

0 0 0 0

.786 .769 .500 .308

535 343 343 264

372 224 311 337

4-2-0 5-1-0 4-4-0 1-6-0

7-3-0 6-3-0 4-6-0 4-5-0

4-0-0 4-0-0 3-1-0 0-4-0

4-1-0 1-3-0 2-2-0 1-2-0

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8 5 7 6 5 8 3 10 W L

0 0 0 0 T

.615 .538 .385 .231 Pct

334 357 251 279 PF

301 3-4-0 348 5-1-0 334 3-3-0 407 2-5-0 PA Home

5-1-0 2-5-0 2-5-0 1-5-0 Away

7-2-0 6-3-0 4-5-0 1-8-0 NFC

1-3-0 1-3-0 1-3-0 2-2-0 AFC

3-2-0 4-0-0 2-3-0 0-4-0 Div

New Orleans Carolina Tampa Bay Atlanta North

10 3 9 4 4 9 3 10 W L

0 0 0 0 T

.769 .692 .308 .231 Pct

343 298 244 282 PF

243 7-0-0 188 5-1-0 291 3-4-0 362 2-4-0 PA Home

3-3-0 4-3-0 1-5-0 1-6-0 Away

8-1-0 7-3-0 2-7-0 2-7-0 NFC

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4-0-0 3-1-0 1-4-0 1-4-0 Div

Detroit Chicago Green Bay Minnesota West

7 7 6 3 W

0 0 1 1 T

.538 .538 .500 .269 Pct

346 368 316 315 PF

321 4-2-0 360 5-2-0 326 4-2-1 395 3-3-0 PA Home

3-4-0 2-4-0 2-4-0 0-6-1 Away

6-4-0 4-6-0 4-5-1 2-7-1 NFC

1-2-0 3-0-0 2-1-0 1-2-0 AFC

4-1-0 2-3-0 2-2-1 1-3-1 Div

205 214 257 308

5-2-0 4-2-0 2-4-0 2-5-0

8-1-0 6-3-0 5-5-0 2-7-0

3-1-0 3-1-0 3-0-0 3-1-0

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6 6 6 9 L

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Cowboys back in December desperation mode BY DAVID MOORE Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — The Dallas Cowboys adhere to the 24-hour rule. Win or lose, that’s the amount of time players are given to dwell on a game’s outcome before moving on to the next opponent. Now seems like a good time to implement a 24-point rule. A team with its sights set on a division title should not go into the final 10 seconds of a game down by 24 points. Not in December against a team that resides in the NFL’s big, soft middle. Allowing Denver to hang half-a-hundred-plus-one on your defense is one thing. New Orleans, 49-17, is a road loss to an elite opponent. But Chicago 45-28 is difficult to stomach for a team with playoff aspirations. A

loss that large to a team on the same rung of the standings dampens the outlook. Jerry Jones concedes as much. The owner went into the weekend thinking the Cowboys were in a great spot, only to emerge with talk of how his team now has its back against the wall and can’t afford a loss Sunday to Green Bay. “This should be an all-out Hunt for Red October, trying to find a way to get better in these last three ballgames as we would hope to go into the playoffs,” Jones said. Too bad author and historian Tom Clancy is no longer around to suggest a fix for the Cowboys’ defense, although Jones maintains there’s no one he’d rather have than defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin and defensive line coach Rod



Time: Noon Line: NE by 2 ½ Pick: MIA 27-23 Patriots clinch AFC East crown with a win but they’re playoff-bound either way. It’s Miami that truly needs to win to keep hopes alive. By the way, what were the odds that the Dolphins would have lost two offensive linemen to a bullying scandal while a third (Mike Pouncey) missed practice this week to testify in a murder investigation? New England has won seven straight in this series, including Oct. 27, but I like Dolphins in an upset.

Time: Noon Line: ATL by 6 ½ Pick: ATL 31-26 Quick call for the Dog panel, as this is the week’s only game in which both teams are mathematically eliminated from playoff contention. Two teams that won their divisions in 2012 but now share the NFC’s worst record — that is sadness, friend. The Unmentionable Nicknames are 1-5 on road and now benching Robert Griffin III the rest of the way in favor of Kirk Cousins to protect RG3’s health. Still think bet-line feels fat.



Time: 3:05 p.m. on KWCH, Ch. 12 Line: KC by 4 ½ Pick: KC 21-13 Kansas City, after its first series sweep since ’06, clinches playoff spot with win, and should get it. Chiefs are 5-1 on road and have won eight of past 10 trips to Oakland. More specifically, a very hot Jamaal Charles — 359 yards and 6.9 per in past three games — should stay en fuego vs. an Oaks run-D clubbed for 287 yards the past two games.

Time: 3:05 p.m. Line: CAR by 11 Pick: CAR 24-6 Carolina hasn’t clinched a playoff spot yet and should be in big rebound mode at home after being humbled by Saints last week. Rex Ryan’s erratic Jets are a road wreck (1-5) and have fizzled.

Marinelli. What else would he say with three weeks left in the regular season? By the way, in case Kiffin and Marinelli are listening, Jones believes the defense must take more risks and make some personnel changes heading into the Packers game. A similar argument can be made about the offense. With the defense in this sad state, the Cowboys’ best chance to win is with their offense. Shootouts are the way to go. So how did the Cowboys’ offense respond Monday night to a Bears team that scored on its first eight possessions? No player had more than 36 receiving yards. Dez Bryant caught two passes for 12 yards and Jason Witten had just one for 10 yards. This is what they mean by taking a knife to a gun fight.

Ball security is the prime directive in the philosophy of head coach Jason Garrett. But the Cowboys didn’t turn the ball over Monday night and still got drilled. The Cowboys have a plus-12 turnover ratio to tie Seattle for the league’s second-best mark, yet still find themselves on the outside looking in at the playoffs. Garrett’s ability to adapt in these final three games is as crucial as his ability to inspire his players. He can’t allow the doubts that creep in take hold. “The worst thing we can do is have a hangover after this loss,” Garrett said. Actually, that’s not the worst thing. The worst thing was the loss itself. But Garrett and the Cowboys have usually responded in these situations.

“It’s not an emotional letdown, but you put so much work into it each week that it’s just frustrating,” quarterback Tony Romo said. “The more important aspect is what you do afterwards. “I think that’s something that you have to learn and figure out in your career. You have to be able to let it go and come back the next week. Obviously, now the next game is going to be the most important one on your schedule. “It feels like you have to win out.” The Cowboys will win the NFC East if they win their final three games. Philadelphia can do nothing to alter that reality. That’s a lot to ask of a team that has not won more than two consecutive games all season. The Cowboys have





Time: Noon Line: CLE by 1 Pick: CHI 34-20 Jay Cutler returns from injury to lead Chicago’s late scramble for a playoff spot — a risk, considering Josh McCown had been playing very well. Easing Jay’s return: Browns on a four-game skid and a Cleveland pass defense that has allowed at least two opponent TD passes in eight straight games. Chitown fans should be more worried about their defense. Aside to Bears: Somebody wanna mind Josh Gordon? He has 774 receiving yards the past four games.

Time: Noon Line: IND by 5 ½ Pick: IND 24-17 Houston coach Wade Phillips takes over for fired Gary Kubiak and confronts the Colts’ 11-0 home record in this series, and by an average margin of 13.9 points. Still, an interesting matchup. Indy has clinched a playoff spot and has little to play for; Texans play to rid themselves of the stench of 11 straight losses. Colts only won first meeting 27-24, and haven’t played well lately, with Andrew Luck severely missing Reggie Wayne.

Time: Noon Line: PHI by 4 ½ Pick: PHI 30-24 Eagles are well in the playoff hunt on the wing of five straight wins led by QB “Saint” Nick Foles, and they’ve averaged 31.6 points since Week 9. Minny has nothing to play for but wounded pride and could be missing Adrian Peterson. So why does this pick make me nervous?

Time: Noon on KSAS, Ch. 4 Line: SEA by 7 Pick: SEA 24-20 Seattle risks a letdown after facing 49ers last week, but Hawks still gun for division title and first-round bye. And they’re better than you think (5-2) on the road. Marshawn Lynch should bust his recent slump against Biggies’ generous run defense, and NYG’s league-worst 34 turnovers seem a bad match for Seattle’s takeaway-oriented defense, but still hunch it close.




Time: 3:25 p.m. Line: ARI by 2 ½ Pick: ARI 24-16 Arizona risks being the best team to not make the playoffs and needs this one badly. Cardbirds have won five of their past six — fueled by Carson Palmer’s 106.8 passer rating in that stretch — but still have some climbing to do. Tenners’ D has given up 116 points in a fourgame home losing streak.

Time: 3:25 p.m. Line: NO by 6 Pick: NO 27-23 N’Awlins clinches a playoff spot with a win, and brings a pass rush that should make it very tough on Kellen Clemens. The numbers don’t lie, though. Drew Brees’ Saints offense averages 32.9 points at home and a mortal 18.8 on the road. Rams won last meeting in 2011 and should stay close again.


Time: 3:25 p.m. on KSAS Line: OFF Pick: DAL 31-27 Game was off betting boards into Friday because of the questionable status of Pack QB Aaron Rodgers, who seemed more and more likely to sit out once again. Give Cheesers a big chance with the way Dallas’ defense has played lately, but make it a venue pick. Cows are 5-1 at home; Gee Bees 2-4 away. Pack’s only other game in Dallas’ new stadium was a Super Bowl win Feb. 6, 2011.

Time: 7:30 p.m. on KSNW, Ch. 3 Line: CIN by 3 Pick: PIT 21-20 “AAWWK!” carols the Upset Bird. “Deck the halls with Big Ben. Baaawwwk!!” No matter the result here, Cincinnati is likely headed for a third straight playoff appearance for first time in club’s 46 seasons. Cincy’s defense had its way in teams’ first meeting, 20-10, but Ben Roethlisberger is 14-6 in his career vs. Bengals, and 11-0 on TDs/picks in his past four games. Did I mention all four Cincy losses have been on the road?

put together a three-game winning streak only twice since Garrett took over as head coach in the middle of the 2010 season. But it’s not an unreasonable request. The Cowboys are good at home and face a Green Bay team that struggles to win without quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who may or may not play Sunday afternoon. The next week, the Cowboys face a Washington team that is in disarray. Pick up those two wins and it sets up the finale against the Eagles at AT&T Stadium. “We do have the ability to step out here and put two or three games together, make some adjustments, ride that Romo, ride that running game and maybe have a storybook finish,” Jones said on the team’s flagship radio station Tuesday.

49ERS AT BUCCANEERS Time: Noon Line: SF by 5 ½ Pick: SF 20-17 Frans are in great shape for playoffs and coming off an emotional win over Seattle. Bucs are eliminated but have been pretty good ever since that 0-8 start. T-Bay is plus-13 on turnovers and has an upset shot if they avoid giveaways. See it lowscoring and close.

BILLS AT JAGUARS Time: Noon Line: BUF by 2 Pick: JAC 23-21 Our Dog of the Week runnerup begs the question: How on Earth are these two teams still (technically) alive in the playoff chase? Maurice Jones-Drew’s iffy status gives us pause, but these are two teams headed oppositely. Jax has won four of its past five. Buffs have lost three straight roadies by a combined 85-33.

RAVENS AT LIONS Time: 7:40 p.m. Monday on ESPN, Ch. 32 Line: DET by 6 Pick: DET 31-23 Baltimore has won three straight while Motown has dropped three of four, but I see Lions getting right at home, especially if gimpy Reggie Bush plays. Ravens are 1-5 traveling, but key will be Lions avoiding turnovers after having 20 over the past six games. Greg Cote, Miami Herald

INJURY REPORT WASHINGTON REDSKINS at ATLANTA FALCONS – REDSKINS: QUESTIONABLE: TE Jordan Reed (concussion). PROBABLE: G Kory Lichtensteiger (stinger), S Brandon Meriweather (chest), S Trenton Robinson (ankle), RB Darrel Young (hamstring). FALCONS: OUT: S Thomas DeCoud (concussion), RB Antone Smith (knee). QUESTIONABLE: TE Tony Gonzalez (toe), S Zeke Motta (hand), LB Sean Weatherspoon (shoulder), WR Roddy White (knee). PROBABLE: LB Paul Worrilow (shoulder). ARIZONA CARDINALS at TENNESSEE TITANS – CARDINALS: DOUBTFUL: TE Rob Housler (groin). QUESTIONABLE: WR Michael Floyd (ankle), QB Carson Palmer (right elbow). PROBABLE: RB Andre Ellington (knee), G Paul Fanaika (back). TITANS: QUESTIONABLE: LB Akeem Ayers (groin), CB Alterraun Verner (groin). PROBABLE: DE Karl Klug (back), G Andy Levitre (hip), C Brian Schwenke (ankle), T David Stewart (shoulder), TE Delanie Walker (concussion), RB Leon Washington (ankle). SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS at TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – 49ERS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Tarell Brown (ribs), G Mike Iupati (knee), WR Mario Manningham (knee), TE Vance McDonald (ankle). PROBABLE: WR Jon Baldwin (shoulder), WR Michael Crabtree (ankle), S Craig Dahl (ankle), RB Frank Gore (ankle), DT Ray McDonald (ankle), LB Dan Skuta (foot), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder), DT Justin Smith (shoulder), G Adam Snyder (not injury related), T Joe Staley (knee). BUCCANEERS: OUT: G Carl Nicks (foot). PROBABLE: DE Da'Quan Bowers (knee), LB Lavonte David (back), DE William Gholston (head), DT Gary Gibson (calf), WR Vincent Jackson (hamstring), G Davin Joseph (knee, shoulder), DT Akeem Spence (wrist), G Jeremy Zuttah (shoulder). NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at ST. LOUIS RAMS – SAINTS: QUESTIONABLE: T Terron Armstead (nose), NT Brodrick Bunkley

(back), S Rafael Bush (ankle), LB Keyunta Dawson (calf), DE Glenn Foster (knee), TE Josh Hill (hamstring). RAMS: QUESTIONABLE: WR Tavon Austin (ankle), G Harvey Dahl (knee), CB Janoris Jenkins (back), RB Daryl Richardson (thigh). PROBABLE: CB Brandon McGee (foot). SEATTLE SEAHAWKS at NEW YORK GIANTS – SEAHAWKS: OUT: CB Brandon Browner (groin), WR Percy Harvin (hip), LB K.J. Wright (feet). PROBABLE: WR Doug Baldwin (neck), DE Chris Clemons (not injury related), RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder), TE Zach Miller (ribs), LB Mike Morgan (knee), CB Richard Sherman (feet), C Max Unger (pectoral). GIANTS: OUT: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring), CB Corey Webster (ankle). PROBABLE: DT Cullen Jenkins (shin, quadriceps), CB Terrell Thomas (knee). CHICAGO BEARS at CLEVELAND BROWNS – BEARS: OUT: LB Lance Briggs (shoulder). PROBABLE: QB Jay Cutler (ankle). BROWNS: OUT: G John Greco (knee), RB Willis McGahee (concussion, knee), TE Andre Smith (calf). PROBABLE: TE Jordan Cameron (ribs), LB Tank Carder (shoulder), T Reid Fragel (illness), TE MarQueis Gray (hamstring), LB D'Qwell Jackson (ankle), LB Paul Kruger (elbow), P Spencer Lanning (left knee), LB Craig Robertson (knee), DE Ahtyba Rubin (calf), T Mitchell Schwartz (toe, knee), T Joe Thomas (back), S T.J. Ward (shoulder), QB Brandon Weeden (concussion, knee). HOUSTON TEXANS at INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – TEXANS: QUESTIONABLE: TE Garrett Graham (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Kareem Jackson (ribs), RB Greg Jones (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (groin), QB Case Keenum (left shoulder), S Shiloh Keo (illness), LB Joe Mays (knee), CB Brice McCain (groin), T Derek Newton (knee), LB Darryl Sharpton (wrist),

G Wade Smith (knee), S D.J. Swearinger (foot), LB Jeff Tarpinian (groin), RB Ben Tate (ribs), CB Josh Victorian (back), QB T.J. Yates (back). COLTS: OUT: RB Stanley Havili (knee), DT Ricky Jean Francois (foot), T Jeff Linkenbach (quadriceps), C Samson Satele (elbow), CB Greg Toler (groin). QUESTIONABLE: WR LaVon Brazill (foot). PROBABLE: DT Aubrayo Franklin (not injury related), LB Robert Mathis (not injury related), G Hugh Thornton (neck). BUFFALO BILLS at JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS – BILLS: OUT: CB Brandon Smith (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: LB Kiko Alonso (knee), G Kraig Urbik (foot). PROBABLE: S Jonathan Meeks (ankle), DT Kyle Williams (Achilles). JAGUARS: DOUBTFUL: S Johnathan Cyprien (thigh), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring). QUESTIONABLE: WR Cecil Shorts III (groin). PROBABLE: S Josh Evans (shoulder), LB Geno Hayes (knee), DT Roy Miller (shoulder), G Uche Nwaneri (shoulder), G Austin Pasztor (shoulder), S Chris Prosinski (concussion), K Josh Scobee (left hip), RB Jordan Todman (shoulder). NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS at MIAMI DOLPHINS – PATRIOTS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Kyle Arrington (groin), T Marcus Cannon (ankle), CB Alfonzo Dennard (knee, shoulder), WR Aaron Dobson (ankle), TE Michael Hoomanawanui (knee), T Nate Solder (concussion), LB Brandon Spikes (knee), T Will Svitek (ankle), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (hip). PROBABLE: WR Danny Amendola (groin), QB Tom Brady (right shoulder), S Steve Gregory (finger), WR Matthew Slater (wrist), CB Aqib Talib (hip), RB Shane Vereen (wrist). DOLPHINS: QUESTIONABLE: S Reshad Jones (groin), CB Jamar Taylor (hamstring). PROBABLE: CB Nolan Carroll (hamstring), S Chris Clemons (knee, hamstring), P Brandon Fields (not injury related), G Nate Garner (ribs), RB Lamar Miller (concussion), DT Paul Soliai (ankle).

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES at MINNESOTA VIKINGS – EAGLES: DOUBTFUL: LB Najee Goode (hamstring), S Earl Wolff (knee). PROBABLE: CB Brandon Boykin (hip), CB Cary Williams (hamstring). VIKINGS: OUT: TE John Carlson (concussion), CB Xavier Rhodes (ankle), CB Josh Robinson (chest). DOUBTFUL: G Brandon Fusco (knee). QUESTIONABLE: CB Chris Cook (knee), RB Toby Gerhart (hamstring), RB Adrian Peterson (groin, foot). PROBABLE: LB Larry Dean (knee), LB Chad Greenway (wrist). KANSAS CITY CHIEFS at OAKLAND RAIDERS – CHIEFS: OUT: T Branden Albert (knee), TE Anthony Fasano (concussion, knee), LB Justin Houston (elbow). QUESTIONABLE: WR Dexter McCluster (ankle). PROBABLE: CB Marcus Cooper (back), C Rodney Hudson (elbow), LB Nico Johnson (ankle), TE Sean McGrath (knee), CB Ron Parker (shoulder), RB Anthony Sherman (knee, ankle). RAIDERS: OUT: RB Darren McFadden (ankle), RB Jeremy Stewart (ankle, knee). DOUBTFUL: S Tyvon Branch (ankle), DT Vance Walker (concussion). QUESTIONABLE: T Khalif Barnes (knee, ankle), WR Denarius Moore (shoulder). PROBABLE: G Mike Brisiel (ankle, knee), DE Jason Hunter (foot, finger), RB Rashad Jennings (concussion), TE Nick Kasa (concussion), LB Sio Moore (neck), T Tony Pashos (foot). NEW YORK JETS at CAROLINA PANTHERS – JETS: QUESTIONABLE: CB Antonio Cromartie (hip, concussion). PROBABLE: LB Demario Davis (thumb), DT Kenrick Ellis (back), WR Santonio Holmes (foot, hamstring), WR Jeremy Kerley (elbow), LB Garrett McIntyre (knee), WR David Nelson (ribs), S Ed Reed (not injury related), WR Greg Salas (finger), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (wrist), TE Kellen Winslow (knee). PANTHERS: OUT: RB Jonathan Stewart (knee). PROBABLE: T Nate Chandler (elbow), DT Dwan Edwards (not injury related), T Jordan Gross (not injury related), TE Greg

Olsen (foot), G Chris Scott (knee), LB Jordan Senn (hamstring, illness), G Travelle Wharton (not injury related). GREEN BAY PACKERS at DALLAS COWBOYS – PACKERS: OUT: QB Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), DE C.J. Wilson (ankle). PROBABLE: C Evan Dietrich-Smith (knee, ankle), LB Brad Jones (ankle), RB Eddie Lacy (ankle), LB Jamari Lattimore (knee), LB Mike Neal (abdomen), LB Nick Perry (foot). COWBOYS: OUT: LB Bruce Carter (hamstring), WR Dwayne Harris (hamstring), LB Sean Lee (neck), LB Orie Lemon (not injury related). QUESTIONABLE: CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring). PROBABLE: LB Justin Durant (hamstring), DT Jason Hatcher (neck), LB DeVonte Holloman (neck). CINCINNATI BENGALS at PITTSBURGH STEELERS – BENGALS: OUT: CB Terence Newman (knee). PROBABLE: LB Vontaze Burfict (thigh), DE Wallace Gilberry (knee), RB BenJarvus GreenEllis (illness), LB James Harrison (illness), S George Iloka (concussion), WR Marvin Jones (shoulder), G Kevin Zeitler (foot). STEELERS: OUT: DE Brett Keisel (foot). QUESTIONABLE: NT Steve McLendon (ankle). PROBABLE: G Kelvin Beachum (knee), WR Jerricho Cotchery (shoulder), G David DeCastro (foot), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), DE Ziggy Hood (ankle), S Troy Polamalu (shoulder), WR Emmanuel Sanders (foot). BALTIMORE RAVENS at DETROIT LIONS – RAVENS: LIMITED: LB Elvis Dumervil (ankle), S Brynden Trawick (ankle), CB Lardarius Webb (abdomen). LIONS: DNP: CB Chris Houston (toe), CB Darius Slay (knee). LIMITED: DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder), RB Reggie Bush (calf), S Louis Delmas (knee), DE Israel Idonije (knee), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), T LaAdrian Waddle (elbow). FULL: S John Wendling (illness).


SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013 ■ THE WICHITA EAGLE 9D Dexter McCluster crosses the goal line to score a touchdown on a punt return against Washington during last Sunday’s game, his second return TD this season.

CHIEFS From Page 1D threat to score whenever he touches the ball, the Chiefs have three. Quintin Demps and rookie Knile Davis have each returned one kickoff for a touchdown this season, including Davis’ 108-yarder against Denver on Dec. 1, the longest play in Chiefs history and second-longest kickoff return in NFL history. And before he was ruled out for Sunday’s game at Oakland because of an infection in his ankle, Dexter McCluster returned two punts for touchdowns, including last week’s 74-yarder at Washington, which coupled with Demps’ 95-yard kickoff return, gave the Chiefs two kick returns in the same game for the first time since Hall returned a punt and kickoff at St. Louis exactly 11 years to the day, Dec. 8, 2002. “McCluster and Demps are a heck of a 1-2 punch,” Hall said by phone from his home in Texas. “I love the way they hit (the hole). They hit it with no fear at all. That’s the key to being a great returner.” It’s what Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt was looking for — and actually predicted — when newly hired Andy Reid put together his coaching staff last January and included former Chicago Bears assistant Dave Toub as the club’s new special teams coordinator. “I think we really have a chance to take a step forward in special teams,” Hunt told The Star during Super Bowl weekend in New Orleans. “I grew up with the Chiefs during a period of time in the 1980s when Frank Gansz was the special-teams coach … widely regarded as one of the best in the league at that time and maybe one of the best ever. “You can think back to some of those seasons in the ’80s, when we won a lot of games with special teams. Well, that’s the mentality that the team is going to have with the new leadership. It’s something

Andy believes in. Instead of trying not to make mistakes, we’re going to go out on special teams and try to win football games.” Yet even Hunt couldn’t imagined so much special teams success so quickly. Already, the Chiefs’ four kick returns for touchdowns in one season tied the club record set by Hall in 2003 when he returned two punts and two kickoffs for scores in a ridiculous four consecutive games, capped by a 93-yard punt return against Denver, in which he retreated near his goal line and after a couple nifty moves brought the Arrowhead Stadium house down by streaking down the sidelines. The four returns for touchdowns are two shy of the NFL single-season record of six set by the 2007 Bears, whose special teams coach happened to be Toub. Future Hall of Famer Devin Hester returned four punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns for the 2007 Bears and broke his league record set in 2006 when he returned five kicks for touchdowns — three punts and two kickoffs — also under Toub. “Once you score …” Toub said, “and the same thing happened in Chicago … it feeds off itself. The guys start buying in and want to get

working for us.” As a rookie, McCluster returned a punt a club-record 94 yards for a critical touchdown in the 2010 seasonopening win over San Diego. But he would return just 20 more punts in the next three years, as the previous coaching staff went primarily with Javier Arenas. Reid and Toub decided to give McCluster another shot at returning punts. “Looking from afar, when he had the touchdown his rookie year, you could see that he was dynamic,” Toub said. “They didn’t use him (as a punt returner), but I think they were trying to keep him fresh and protect him for the offense. “I’m happy Andy allows him to do the other things.” For all of the Chiefs’ grand Harry E. Walker/MCT “Knile can hit it right up the kick-return heritage, the club them in the end zone. We field, north and south. And he hit a touchdown drought have three guys who can do runs so hard, and strong with during the past two-plus seait, and guys block a little bit sons. extra, and it’s paying off for us his knees up, running-back Going into this season, the style, that he’s really hard to right now.” Chiefs hadn’t returned a kickHaving multiple kick-return tackle. Dexter is dynamic … off for a touchdown since he has the ability to make threats instead of one gives Jamaal Charles went 97 yards people miss with his quickthe Chiefs a decided advanness … and his top-end speed. against Pittsburgh in 2009 tage over their opponents. and hadn’t returned a punt McCluster’s two punt reDemps has returned 25 kickturns for touchdowns lead the for a score since McCluster’s offs for a 30.6-yard average, touchdown against San Diego NFL, and he ranks seventh while Davis has returned five with an 11.7-yard average for in 2010. for a 35.4-yard mark. It was apparent things 54 returns. McCluster, who As a team, the Chiefs lead would be different during missed the trip to Oakland the NFL with a 30.5-yard because of an ankle infection, preseason. In the exhibition average, which is on pace to is four returns shy of the club opener at New Orelans. break the NFL record of 29.4 McCluster returned a punt 55 record 58 set by Smith in set by the 1972 Bears. yards and Davis, who did not 1979 and his 631 yards are Each of the three kick rehave any kick return experiturners poses a different prob- nine shy of Vanover’s record ence at Arkansas fielded a lem for coverage units. Demps 640 set in 1999, “The key this year, as far as kickoff six yards deep in his and Davis resemble Vanover end zone and returned it 79 with their combination of size what I’ve been able to do is (due to) the guys around me,” yards. and speed. McCluster is A week later against San McCluster said. “They’ve been slightly built and shifty as a Francisco, it was Demps’ turn, working hard and putting in runner, much like Hall. the extra effort. Special teams and he bolted 104 yards with “You’ll see kickoff teams a kickoff, and not to be outstay in the huddle and wait to is about putting in the extra done, Davis went as far as effort. How bad you want it? see who we’re going to put Those guys have been doing a anyone could with a kickoff, in,” Toub said. “It’s kind of a cat and mouse game, or chess great job in giving me a lot of going 109 yards at Pittsburgh. “We developed a little bit seams to work with and ultigame. We throw guys out faster than what you would mately we’ve been getting there late, and they have a imagine,” Toub said, “but a lot different scheme for each guy. some positive things going. of it has to do with Andy Reid “When you have not just Those are all things that work and how he established how one guy, but multiple guys to our advantage. running kicks back and spark- important special teams were “Quintin likes to press the and how it can impact a ing the team …. “I know edges (to the sidelines) and game. The guys bought in when I make a big return, it look for the cutbacks. When during training camp, and it is makes them want to go out you’re a big guy who can run snowballing for us.” fast … those guys are hard to there and make a return. We McCluster turned in the feed off of each other, we stop. Not a lot of cover guys season’s first big return when have fun with it and it’s been want to get in front of that.


his 89-yard return, which resembled Hall’s crowd-stirring return against Denver in 2003, broke open a tight game and sparked a 31-7 win over the Giants at Arrowhead Stadium. “That definitely brought back memories of that year when I saw that,” Hall said, comparing McCluster’s spinning away from at least three Giants to his big return against Denver when he retreating to his goal line before juking Denver’s pursuit. “He reminds me a lot of myself,” Hall, who was 5 feet 8 and 187 pounds, said of McCluster, who’s 5-8 and 170. “I was a little bigger than him. But I was still a smaller guy and used my quickness, and it’s fun to watch him play.” Davis also electrified the Arrowhead Stadium faithful with the 108-yarder against Denver; and the daily double of McCluster’s punt return and Demps’ kickoff return at Washington was a crowning blow. “It starts with great coaching and the other 10 guys blocking and doing their job,” said Demps … ” and having a good returner, of course, always pays off.” During the preseason, Toub did not limit the return men from returning kickoffs from deep in the end zone. That attitude extended into the regular season, where the Chiefs are not settling for touchbacks and no kickoff is too deep to return. On Sunday, they’ll face an Oakland team that has surrendered one punt return for a touchdown, but kickoffs are another matter. Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski ranks second in the NFL in with 51 touchbacks, but he’s going to have to put the ball out of the stadium to keep the Chiefs from returning his kickoffs. “We’ll bring them out,” Toub said. “We like to create. We want to put pressure on the kickoff team. Our confidence is high right now.” Just like the days of Super Gnat … Vanover … and Hall. “There is definitely a tradition here,” Toub said. “We’re happy we’re able to enhance this tradition.”



Kansas City soccer was on brink of extinction club still, it was very emotional for me,” said Greg Cotton, the former chairman of the board for Heart of KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A project to “Save the Wizards” America. “Those are the guys started in 2004 with roughly who I thought of first. It was a really special moment for 30 strangers meeting in a small downtown Kansas City me and for everyone inoffice. Nine years later, many volved with Heart of America to see how far we’ve come.” of those strangers remain One morning in late 2004, best friends, forever bonded not long after Lamar Hunt by their efforts to keep a announced he would be Major League Soccer franselling the Wizards, David chise in Kansas City. Ficklin was reading the Their fight of nearly two newspaper during breakfast years — backed by the Heart when he came across a blurb of America Soccer Foundaseeking interest in the Save tion — was rewarded at the highest level on Dec. 7 when the Wizards campaign. He called the listed number, Sporting Kansas City was crowned champion of Major spoke with Cotton, an attorney in Kansas City, and League Soccer. It was only fitting that they attended a meeting later that week. celebrated it together. “I walked into this room, “As I was looking up into the stands seeing those guys, and I don’t think I knew a single person,” Ficklin said. who are huge fans of the BY SAM MCDOWELL Kansas City Star

“But they had the same burning passion that I did.” The group formed the Heart of America Soccer Foundation and scheduled regular meetings. Using a “Save the Wizards” slogan, it established a primary goal to keep the Wizards in Kansas City by promoting soccer in the city and attempting to attract potential local buyers. The project started rather slowly. “The odds were so minimal that we would be successful,” Ficklin said. “But you absolutely have to try. The great things are worth fighting for against all odds. I think sports teaches you a lesson that it’s not over until it’s over.” And it wasn’t, though many in Heart of America said it appeared that way on numerous occasions.

But OnGoal, a local ownership group led by Cerner co-founders Neal Patterson and Cliff Illig, purchased the Wizards from Hunt in Aug. 2006. Known as Sporting Club today, the group also consists of Greg Maday, Pat Curran and Robb Heineman, who met regularly with the Heart of America group when assessing the team’s place in Kansas City. “It’s not the Heart of America that did it — Neil and Cliff saved the Wizards — but hopefully we kept that fire burning long enough to show them soccer could work in Kansas City,” Cotton said. Added Heineman, “We were very involved with them. We listened to their belief system and what they thought the fan base could turn into here. Those guys

were absolutely correct.” The Heart of America disbanded after OnGoal’s purchase of the team, but its members have remained in contact while following Sporting KC. Many of them sat together at Sporting Park during the championship victory against Real Salt Lake, including Robert Houghton, a former member of the board. “It was very emotional in my section because there were a lot of people there who had been around the team awhile,” said Houghton, a former president of the Sporting KC supporters group known as the Cauldron. “We know the history and we know the struggles from seven, eight, nine years ago. We know how close we were to not having a team. It was much closer than people

Yankees say Cano’s claim off-base said the club no longer believes in 10-year pacts for players over age 30. “If Mike Trout were here, I No respect? No way, the would recommend a 10-year Yankees say — they gave contract,” said Levine about Robinson Cano plenty of it. the Angels’ superstar out“I was a little surprised,” fielder, prompting MLB to Yankees managing general investigate possible tamperpartner Hal Steinbrenner ing charges, according to an said of Cano’s opinion that report. the Yanks disrespected him Levine also suspects Cano’s during their free agent negooutrage is misdirected. tiations. “I feel bad for him because “There was nothing disreI think he was disappointed spectful about the last offer that was on the table, which he’s not a Yankee,” Levine said. “But I respect him. He’s was $25 (million) for seven free to say whatever he (years),” Steinbrenner said. “Not quite sure why he feels wants to say. He’s always that way, but it is what it is.” going to be fondly remembered as a Yankee.” Cano unleashed his disLevine spoke after an inappointment in Seattle, introductory press conference troduced Thursday as the for Jacoby Ellsbury, 30, Mariners’ $240 million second baseman for the next 10 whose $153 million contract contains an option for an seasons. The Yankees’ rigid eighth year — a pact the Yanstance at $175 million had kees admitted to be risky. upset the 31-year-old All“But you take the risk for Star. the reward,” said Yankees “I didn’t feel respect. I didn’t get respect from them general manager Brian Cashman, adding that a hard and I didn’t see any effort,” push for Ellsbury became Cano told reporters, adding that the extra three contract paramount once Cano was deemed a lost cause. years were of primary value At the end, the gap beto him. Burned by Alex Rodriguez’s tween the Yankees and Cano albatross previous deal, Yan- was three years and $60 kees president Randy Levine million. Cashman said that BY PETE CALDERA The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)

Cano’s camp — led by entertainer/agent Jay Z and his partnership with CAA — came back with a request of $235 million for 10 years once Seattle’s $240 million offer was in hand. The Yanks wanted more than a $5 million discount. “I'll throw him bouquets all he wants,” Cashman said of Cano. “I couldn’t throw him $235 million.” So Cano smiled through his welcome ceremony at Safeco Field, donned a No. 24 Mariners jersey and tweeted thanks to his “amazing fans” in New York and a hello to the Seattle faithful — fans of a franchise that has never been to a World Series. But he couldn’t hide his hard feelings at the Yanks. “I was looking for a contract where I would just be able to play and focus on the game and wouldn’t wonder when I’m 37, 38 would I have a job one day?” Cano told reporters. “The one thing in Seattle is I get the chance.” The Yankees countered that Cano’s $25 million annual-average salary as a Yankee would have been the industry’s third such outlay,

after Rodriguez and Justin Verlander of the Tigers. “We love Robbie, he’s a great player,” Cashman said. “In terms of respect, they showed a lot more respect financially than we did.” That’s business, nothing personal say the Yanks. “(Cano) was a great Yankee and we wish him all the best,” Steinbrenner said. “Bottom line with us is we never got close. We were always a significant distance apart.” The additions of Ellsbury, Brian McCann and Carlos Beltran could cushion the loss, but one potential replacement second baseman came off the board Friday when the Royals reportedly outbid the Yanks for free agent Omar Infante. Cashman had negotiations with free agent lefty reliever Boone Logan, who agreed to a three-year $16.5 million deal with Colorado. The Yanks had less interest in retaining Joba Chamberlain, who went to Detroit on a one-year, $2.5 million deal. As for Cano, “I know it’s not going to be easy to replace him,” Steinbrenner said. “But life goes on. We’re not done yet.”

Clare, B-52s pound winless Tulsa Alex Moseley (3) of Wichita scores the team’s second goal in the first quarter at Hartman Arena on Saturday night.

ing were just fantastic, some of them unbelievable, really,” Inlow said. “He put on a display of goalkeeping here PARK CITY — Matt Clare’s that he should be extremely motivation for his four goals proud of. It’s a big thing to and one assist Saturday everybody that we all stick against Tulsa together, and that we all fight didn’t come REVOLUTION 2 from the for each other.” B-52S 9 league stats, Inlow thinks the win will help pull Wichita out of a but rather from his leaderearly season slump, with its ship role. offensive effort matching its Clare carried Wichita to a season-high number of goals, 9-2 home win over the Revoand the team transitions lution, improving the B-52s looking cleaner than early to 3-4 while keeping Tulsa this season. winless. “Generating offense, we “When he plays well, obhave some fantastic goal viously good things happen scorers, and some excellent for the team as a whole,” Marc Browning/The Wichita Eagle shooters, there’s no quesfrom 12 shots. B-52s coach Larry Inlow said. first goal 1 minute, 49 section,” Inlow said. “But all of “Matt definitely comes out “He’s the first one to go to the onds into the game, Clare finished the first quarter with with leadership that we really that is for nothing if you can’t guys in the locker room and a goal at the top of the penal- feed off of,” Inlow said. “One work hard for somebody else say, ‘Thank you for working to create the opportunity.” of his goals was pure effort ty arc assisted by Chris Lemhard and giving me the opand speed on his half, and ons, and another when he portunity.’ ” 0 1 0 1 — 2 the guys just respond to that. Tulsa dribbled down and slotted it Coming off of a 9-5 loss to Wichita 4 1 2 2 — 9 I’m really happy with his past the goalie. Chicago, the midfielder felt First period performance this year, I’m Tulsa cut Wichita’s lead to pressure to go into the upScoring — Wichita, Chang (Clare), 1:49; Cordoves (Moseley), 2:22; Clare (Lemons), 12:16; Clare three with 9:41 remaining in really happy to have him.” coming 19-day break with (unassisted), 14;42. Penalties — None. While Clare controlled the half, but Clare went far momentum. Second period Scoring — Tulsa, Coleman (unassisted), 5:19; Wichita’s offensive third, “A win is obviously going to post with a hard shot to give Wichita, Clare (Lemons), 12:18. Penalties — Tulsa, Tayou (six fouls), 0:59; Wichita, Lawter (six fouls), goalkeeper Jason Dewey boost the morale of the whole Wichita a 5-1 lead at half12:43. stopped Tulsa’s pressure to time. team,” Clare said. “We go Third period Scoring — Wichita, Lawter (Moseley), 3:37; Clare Clare hit a strong shot into hold the Revolution to two into the Christmas break (Hobson), 14:47. Penalties — Tulsa, Parente (six goals from 33 shots on goal. the upper left corner of the now, and it’s not where we fouls), 6:06. Fourth period goal to re-energize the B-52s The game Saturday was Dewant to be exactly, but we Scoring — Wichita, Cordoves (unassisted), 3:55; Hobson (unassisted), 7:42; Tulsa, Parente (unwith 13 seconds remaining in wey’s second professional still have a lot of room we assisted), 9:04. Penalties — Wichita, Clare (six game, and his first in front of fouls), the third quarter, and the can work with.” 9:55. Shots — Tulsa, 5-11-5-12 — 33; Wichita, 6-6-11-4 Clare completed his second B-52s scored two more goals the home crowd. — 27. Goalies — Tulsa, Amos 18 on 27 shots; “I believe that the saves in the final period. hat trick before halftime. Wichita, Dewey 31 on 33 shots. A — NA. that Jason Dewey were makClare’s four goals came After assisting Maikel Chang’s BY PAIGE FEIKERT Eagle correspondent

Lowe scores two goals in Thunder win first period. Robinson set up Lowe on the first score, and assisted Andrew Martens on Ian Lowe scored two goals and Matt Robinson had three the second score. St. Charles assists as the made it 2-1 with a powerTHUNDER 5 Thunder beat play goal later in the first CHILL 1 the St. Char- period, the only shot to get past Thunder goalie Taylor les Chill 5-1 Nelson all night. on Saturday night in St. Lowe had the only goal of Charles, Mo. the second period, and Jon Wichita took a 2-0 lead with a pair of goals within 35 Booras and Dustin Donaghy seconds midway through the tacked on third-period scores. Eagle staff

The Thunder continues a five-game road trip next weekend with two games at Arizona. Wichita doesn’t return home until Dec. 27, when it plays host to the Chill. Wichita St. Charles

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First period — 1, Wichita, Lowe (Robinson, Dudas), 12:07. 2, Wichita, Martens (Robinson), 12:42. 3, St. Charles, Weiss (Makway, Lindberg), 15:48 (pp). Penalties — Flath, Wichita (hooking), 1:22; Bushbacher, St. Charles (holding), 5:16; Walker, Wichita (interference), 14:29.

Second period — 4, Wichita Lowe (McParland), 4:30. Penalty — Strathman, St. Charles (hooking), :35. Third period — 5, Wichita, Booras (Dudas, Robinson), 6:44. 6, Wichita, Donaghy (Walker), 15:32. Penalties — Robinson, Wichita (hooking), 2:53; Conboy, St. Charles (tripping), 5:10; Lizon, Wichita (roughing), 18:42; Perdicaro, St. Charles (elbowing), 19:14; Perdicaro, St. Charles (fighting major), 19:14; Gruenke, Wichita (unsportsmanlike conduct), 19:14; Gruenke, Wichita (fighting major), 19:14; Gruenke, Wichita (fighting instigator game misconduct), 19:14. Power plays — Wichita 1 for 3, St. Charles 1 for 4. Shots — Wichita 6-9-11 — 26, St. Charles 9-4-13 — 26. Goalies — Wichita, Nelson 26 shots, 25 saves; St. Charles, Moss 26-21. T — 2:13. A — 1,738.

realize.” That fact certainly isn’t lost on Ficklin or Cotton, both of whom are now employed by Sporting KC. After the final whistle sounded in the championship game, Ficklin said he hugged his wife, daughter and son. Then he climbed over two rows of seats and hugged Cotton, too. He next quickly found Chad Reynolds and Sam Pierron — two others he considered key members of the Save the Wizards movement. “‘Can you believe it?’” Ficklin remembers asking them. “‘All these years. We did it.’” Nine years after its formation, the Heart of America’s website — — is now a dead link. Soccer in Kansas City, however, is very much alive.

SPORTS IN BRIEF and two touchdowns to elevate Northwest Missouri State to a 27-13 victory over Grand Joe Mitchell scored 29 Valley State in an NCAA Divipoints and Colton Rausch hit four three-pointers and scored sion II semifinal. The Bearcats (14-0) advanced to their 19 points as Friends beat eighth national championship McPherson 94-76. Friends game and will face Lenoir(8-2, 4-0 KCAC) hit 15 of 31 Rhyne in the first meeting three-point attempts. between the two programs. ■ Sam Ojuri rushed for 162 HOCKEY yards and two touchdowns as top-seeded North Dakota Boston Bruins forward State crushed Coastal CarShawn Thornton was suspended for 15 games without olina 48-14 in a FCS quarterfinal game. Brock Jensen compay by the NHL on Saturday pleted 14 of 21 passes for 187 for punching and injuring yards and two TDs as the unsuspecting Pittsburgh detwo-time defending FCS nafenseman Brooks Orpik on tional champion Bison (13-0) Dec. 7. Thornton went after won their 22nd straight game. Orpik during a stoppage in The Bison host the winner of play, slew-footing him to the Southeastern Louisiana and ice and punching him twice. New Hampshire in the semiOrpik sustained a concussion and was taken off the ice on a finals Friday. Quincy Forte rushed for 190 stretcher. Earlier, Orpik yards and two touchdowns checked Boston’s Loui Eriksand Eastern Washington son, knocking him out of the pulled away from Jacksonville game with a concussion. “This cannot be described as State in the second half for a 35-24 victory. Freshman linea hockey play that went bad, or do we consider this a spon- backer Albert Havili returned an interception 77 yards for a taneous reaction to an intouchdown early in the fourth cident that just occurred,” quarter to break open the NHL vice president of player safety Brendan Shanahan said game for third-seeded Eastern Washington (12-2), which will in the video announcing the host a semifinal game against suspension. “It is our view that this was an act of retribu- Towson next Saturday. tion for an incident that occurred earlier in the game, the GOLF result of this action by Thornton was a serious injury to Matt Kuchar and Harris Orpik.” English took a four-shot lead ■ Anze Kopitar scored twice after better ball play in the to lead the Los Angeles Kings Franklin Templeton Shootout. to their sixth straight victory, Thanks to a 27 on the back 5-2 over the Ottawa Senators. nine and 60 overall, Kuchar Jeff Carter, Dwight King and and English are at 20-under at Jarret Stoll also scored to help Tiburon Golf Resort’s Gold the Kings improve to course in Naples, Fla. Their 22-7-4.… Tyler Seguin and better-ball effort is one shot Jamie Benn each scored two off the tournament record, set goals and Sergei Gonchar had by John Daly and Frank Licklifour assists and Dallas beat ter in 2001.Retief Goosen Winnipeg 6-4.… Paul Byron andFreddie Jacobson are four and Matt Stajan scored and shots back at 16-under. The Calgary started a five-game format will change to a scramroad trip with a 2-1 overtime ble Sunday. win over Buffalo. Karri Ramo ■ Dawie van der Walt shot made 26 saves for the Flames, a 4-under 66 to win the Nelwho have won their past three son Mandela Championship in road games. Durban, South Africa, by two shots. Van der Walt finished with a three-round total of FOOTBALL 15-under 195 in the rainshortened event for his secReuben Thomas caught ond European Tour victory. seven passes for 143 yards


LATEST LINE Bowl Games Dec. 21 N. Mexico Las Vegas Idaho N. Orleans Dec. 23 Beef O’ Dec. 24 Hawaii Dec. 26 L. Caesars Poinsettia Dec. 27 Military Texas Hunger Dec. 28 Pinstripe Belk Russell Buff. WW Dec. 30 Armed Fo. Music City Alamo Holiday Dec. 31 AdvoCare Sun Bowl Liberty Chick-fil-A Jan. 1 Gator Dallas Cap. One Outback Rose Fiesta Jan. 2 Sugar Jan. 3 Cotton Orange Jan. 4 Compass Jan. 5 GoDaddy Jan. 6 BCS final

Favorite Wash. St. USC Buffalo Tulane


Op. Now O/U Dog 65 Colo. St. 41⁄2 4 41⁄2 6 62 Fresno St. 53 S.Diego S. 11⁄2 1 Off La.-Laf.

E. Carolina 121⁄2 131⁄2 611⁄2


Oregon St. 11⁄2 21⁄2


Boise St.

B. Green 51⁄2 51⁄2 N. Illinois 2 11⁄2

50 58

Pittsburgh Utah St.

Marshall 1 21⁄2 61 Minnesota 41⁄2 4 471⁄2 Wash. 3 3 581⁄2

Maryland Syracuse BYU

N. Dame 151⁄2 151⁄2 521⁄2 Rutgers N. Caro. 3 3 561⁄2 Cincinnati Louisville 3 31⁄2 551⁄2 Miami Kansas St. 3 31⁄2 551⁄2 Michigan Navy Mississippi Oregon Ariz. St.

61⁄2 61⁄2 56 Mid.Tenn. 21⁄2 3 571⁄2 Ga. Tech 101⁄2 14 67 Texas 111⁄2 14 70 Texas Tech

Arizona 7 71⁄2 57 UCLA 71⁄2 7 47 Miss. St. 7 7 501⁄2 Texas A&M 111⁄2 12 731⁄2 Georgia 9 N. Texas 61⁄2 Wisconsin 2 LSU 7 Stanford 11⁄2 Baylor 171⁄2

9 61⁄2 1 71⁄2 41⁄2 161⁄2

Bos.Coll. Va. Tech Rice Duke

601⁄2 Nebraska 55 UNLV 51 S. Carolina 49 Iowa 421⁄2 Mich. St. 68 C. Florida

Alabama 141⁄2 15 511⁄2 Oklahoma Missouri Ohio St. Vande. Ball St. Fla. St.

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1 601⁄2 21⁄2 671⁄2 3


81⁄2 631⁄2

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Sunday Favorite Open Today O/U Underdog at Atlanta 31⁄2 6 (50) Washington San Francisco 5 5 (41) at Tampa Bay at Tennessee Arizona 3 21⁄2 (42) 6 (471⁄2) at St. Louis New Orleans 41⁄2 Seattle 61⁄2 7 (411⁄2) at N.Y. Giants at Cleveland Chicago +2 1 (431⁄2) Houston at Indianapolis 61⁄2 51⁄2 (451⁄2) Buffalo 2 2 (421⁄2) at Jacksonville New England 3 1 (451⁄2) at Miami Philadelphia 31⁄2 51⁄2 (51) at Minnesota N.Y. Jets at Carolina 101⁄2 11 (401⁄2) Kansas City 31⁄2 41⁄2 (411⁄2) at Oakland Green Bay at Dallas 6 61⁄2 (49) Cincinnati 3 2 (41) at Pittsburgh Monday at Detroit 51⁄2 51⁄2 (48) Baltimore

NCAA Basketball Favorite Syracuse Wright St. at Villanova at San Diego at Kansas St. at Missouri at Washington St. Northeastern at Coll. of Charleston Manhattan at Morehead St. at Davidson at Denver UC Irvine at Portland at UAB at DePaul

Okla. St. Clemson Houston Ark. St. Auburn

Line 3 11⁄2 16 1 141⁄2 16 8 3 101⁄2 51⁄2 71⁄2 Pk 1 11⁄2 121⁄2 15 16

Underdog at St. John’s at Miami (Ohio) La Salle UC Santa Barbara Troy W. Michigan Pepperdine at Fairfield Marist at UNC Wilmington Bowling Green Drexel Wyoming at E. Washington Montana St. Georgia Southern Chicago St.

NBA Favorite Houston Minnesota Portland at Oklahoma City at Denver at Phoenix

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O/U (2131⁄2) (1961⁄2) (204) (204) (2061⁄2) (211)

Underdog at Sacramento at Memphis at Detroit Orlando New Orleans Golden State




State College Men Friends 94, McPherson 76

MVC Men Conf. Overall Wichita State 0-0 Missouri State 0-0 Indiana State 0-0 Drake 0-0 Illinois State 0-0 Evansville 0-0 Bradley 0-0 Loyola 0-0 Northern Iowa 0-0 Southern Illinois 0-0 Saturday’s Games Northern Iowa 77, VCU 68 Wichita St. 70, Tennessee 61 Indiana St. 73, UMKC 63 Jackson St. 57, Evansville 51 New Mexico 81, Drake 69 (ot)

10-0 8-1 7-2 6-3 5-4 6-5 5-5 5-5 5-5 2-7

Fort Hays 95, C. Christian 50

Big 12 Men Conf. Overall Iowa State 0-0 Oklahoma State 0-0 Oklahoma 0-0 Texas 0-0 Baylor 0-0 Kansas 0-0 Kansas State 0-0 Texas Tech 0-0 West Virginia 0-0 TCU 0-0 Saturday’s Games Oklahoma St. 70, Louisiana Tech 55 Oklahoma 101, Tulsa 91 Kansas 80, New Mexico 63 West Virginia 74, Marshall 64 Texas 85, Texas St. 53 Sunday’s Games Texas-Pan Am at TCU, 1 p.m. Central Arkansas at Texas Tech, 1 p.m. Troy at Kansas St., 5 p.m.

8-0 9-1 9-1 9-1 8-1 7-3 6-3 6-3 7-4 5-3

CENTRAL CHRISTIAN (11-1): Quincy 4, Miller 9, Nwosuh 8, Quant 12, Gholston 7, Clayborne 5, Adams 5. Totals 16-61 (9-24) 9-15 50. FORT HAYS STATE (8-2): Tadlock 2, Brunson 14, Nicholson 8, Konrade 19, Gabric 7, Moikobu 7, Fleming 12, Victoria 8, Wendel 10, Stoppel 8. Totals 37-62 (9-23) 12-17 95. Halftime — FHS 49, CC 21. 3s — CC 9-24 (Quant 4, Nwosuh 2, Miller, Gholston, Adams), FHS 9-23 (Konrade 5, Fleming 2, Gabric, Moikobu). Rebounds — CC 26 (Warren, Gholston, Adams 4), FHS 53 (Brunson 8). Assists — CC 12 (Miller, Nwosuh 3), FHS 25 (Nicholson 7). A — 1,422.

St. Mary 78, KWU 60

MVC Women Conf. Overall Wichita State 0-0 Drake 0-0 Evansville 0-0 Indiana State 0-0 Northern Iowa 0-0 Bradley 0-0 Loyola 0-0 Illinois State 0-0 Missouri State 0-0 Southern Illinois 0-0 Saturday’s Game Northwestern 90, Loyola 57 Sunday’s Games Lamar at Missouri St., noon Illinois St. at Fordham, 1 p.m. Wichita St. at Green Bay, 1 p.m.

Friends: Sponsel 0-1 0-0 0, Rausch 7-13 1-2 19, Nelson 5-11 3-7 0-0 13, Mitchell 12-16 4-8 29, Williams 3-5 4-6 12, Johnson 4-4 0-0 10, Wilson 3-5 0-0 9, Goudeau 0-10-0 0, Anderson 1-1 0-0 2, Durham 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 35-62 (15-31) 9-16 94. McPherson: Powers 8-16 3-3 19, Johnson 7-9 2-4 16, Shivers 3-13 4-4 11, Johnson 7-12 2-5 16, Lakin 1-6 0-0 3, Grant 0-2 0-0 0, Berry Jr. 1-2 0-0 3, DeRoo 0-2 0-0 0, Henson 1-6 1-2 4, Woods 0-1 0-0 0, Bevan 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 30-71 (4-21) 12-18 76. Halftime – Friends 51, McPherson 34. 3’s – Friends 15-31 (Rausch 4-8, Nelson 3-7, Mitchell 1-3, Williams 2-3, Johnson 2-2, Wilson 3-4), McPherson 4-21 (Shivers, Lakin, Berry Jr.). Rebounds – Friends 32 (Williams 5), McPherson 45 (Johnson 16). Assists – Friends 18 (Mitchell, Williams 5), McPherson 15 (Johnson 7). Fouls — Friends 18, McPherson 14.

6-2 4-4 4-5 3-4 3-7 2-6 2-8 1-5 1-6 1-6

Big 12 Women Conf. Overall Iowa State 0-0 9-0 Oklahoma State 0-0 8-0 West Virginia 0-0 8-1 Baylor 0-0 7-1 Oklahoma 0-0 6-3 Texas 0-0 6-3 TCU 0-0 5-3 Kansas State 0-0 4-3 Texas Tech 0-0 4-3 Kansas 0-0 5-4 Saturday’s Games West Virginia 82, Marshall 51 Oklahoma State 75, South Florida 56 Sunday’s Games UC-Santa Barbara at Kansas St., 1 p.m. Texas Tech at Arizona, 1 p.m. Purdue at Kansas, 2 p.m. Maryland-Eastern Shore at Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Houston Baptist at Baylor, 2 p.m. Sam Houston St. at Texas, 2 p.m. Texas-Pan Am at TCU, 4 p.m.

Major College Men EAST Bryant 90, Navy 80, OT Colgate 69, Albany (NY) 60 Dartmouth 76, Jacksonville St. 46 Fordham 79, Howard 60 Monmouth (NJ) 74, Binghamton 46 Pittsburgh 91, Youngstown St. 73 Princeton 81, Penn St. 79, OT Rider 79, Wagner 58 Robert Morris 67, Duquesne 63 Rutgers 89, UNC Greensboro 72 St. Bonaventure 102, Iona 89 St. Francis (NY) 67, Canisius 51 St. Peter’s 83, Seton Hall 80, OT UMass 80, N. Illinois 54 SOUTH Clemson 71, Furman 35 Coastal Carolina 118, Reinhardt 82 East Carolina 84, NC A&T 71 Florida Gulf Coast 83, Samford 51 Gardner-Webb 106, Clearwater Christian 54 Georgia 84, Lipscomb 75 Georgia St. 79, Old Dominion 73 James Madison 84, High Point 69 LSU 61, Louisiana-Monroe 54 Longwood 99, Bluefield St. 73 Louisville 79, W. Kentucky 63 Maryland 66, FAU 62 Mississippi 72, Middle Tennessee 63 NC State 82, Detroit 79 New Orleans 101, Champion Baptist 38 North Carolina 82, Kentucky 77 Northwestern St. 116, Louisiana College 76 Richmond 71, Coppin St. 49 Southern Miss. 96, St. Catherine U. 60 Southern U. 107, Dillard 64 West Virginia 74, Marshall 64 MIDWEST Akron 84, Bethune-Cookman 56 Arizona 72, Michigan 70 Butler 76, Purdue 70 Dayton 84, Cent. Michigan 58 IPFW 95, SIU-Edwardsville 75 Ill.-Chicago 75, SE Missouri 69 Indiana St. 74, UMKC 63 Jackson St. 57, Evansville 51 Kansas 80, New Mexico 63 Marquette 86, IUPUI 50 Michigan St. 67, Oakland 63 N. Iowa 77, VCU 68 Nebraska 79, Arkansas St. 67 Notre Dame 79, Indiana 72 Ohio 72, Alabama A&M 47 S. Dakota St. 85, Belmont 72 Saint Louis 66, Wofford 52 Toledo 77, Sam Houston St. 61 Valparaiso 80, Loyola Marymount 73 Wichita St. 70, Tennessee 61 Wisconsin 86, E. Kentucky 61 SOUTHWEST Incarnate Word 83, McMurry 56 Oklahoma 101, Tulsa 91 Oklahoma St. 70, Louisiana Tech 55 Texas A&M 73, McNeese St. 60 FAR WEST Air Force 62, UC Riverside 52 Arizona St. 97, Grambling St. 55 California 67, Fresno St. 56 N. Arizona 63, Grand Canyon 61 Nebraska-Omaha 82, Nevada 80 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 82, Boise St. 74 Stanford 83, UC Davis 56 UNLV 73, S. Utah 51 Washington 85, Idaho St. 66

Major College Women EAST Colgate 68, Robert Morris 61 Drexel 62, St. John’s 55 George Washington 75, Morgan St. 60 James Madison 79, Prairie View 50 LIU Brooklyn 67, Monmouth (NJ) 52 Marist 76, Boston U. 65 Rhode Island 63, Vermont 50 Rider 66, Binghamton 63, OT West Virginia 82, Marshall 51 SOUTH Alabama A&M 69, Murray St. 62 Chattanooga 86, UNC-Greensboro 53 Clemson 88, SC State 46 Elon 71, Samford 61 Gardner-Webb 68, Wofford 57 Louisiana-Lafayette 71, New Orleans 42 Louisville 108, Austin Peay 53 Maryland 93, Delaware St. 44 North Carolina 100, Charleston Southern 49 Richmond 80, Coll. of Charleston 73 Tennessee 103, Troy 64 Winthrop 79, High Point 72 MIDWEST IPFW 96, SIU-Edwardsville 71 Nebraska 63, Creighton 38 North Dakota 88, N. Dakota St. 83 Northwestern 90, Loyola of Chicago 57 Notre Dame 86, Michigan 64 Ohio 70, Notre Dame (Ohio) 52 SOUTHWEST Oklahoma St. 75, South Florida 56 Tulsa 81, Abilene Christian 61 FAR WEST Colorado St. 67, S. Dakota Tech 47 Fresno St. 76, Portland 67 Loyola Marymount 71, UNLV 67 N. Arizona 85, Texas-Arlington 65 Oregon 113, Portland St. 78 Sacramento St. 99, UC Irvine 94 San Francisco 76, Boise St. 70 Santa Clara 64, Utah Valley 61 Seattle 74, Montana St. 63 Stanford 73, Gonzaga 45 Utah 82, BYU 74, 2OT Wyoming 71, Ball St. 51

ST. MARY (7-4, 3-1): Roaf 4, Sipple 7, Dowdy 4, Young 8, Greenberg 19, Hicks 16, Williams 11, Snell 3, Akakpo 6. Totals 27-68 (5-30) 19-22 78. KWU (2-9, 0-4): Long 3, Lunz 7, Brinker 2, M. Johnson 18, Hidalgo 7, Borovetz 3, D. Johnson 3, Pasold 6, Stein 4, Owen 5, Roth 2. Totals 21-63 (5-16) 13-21 60. Halftime — SM 35, KWU 31. 3s — SM 5-30 (Akakpo 2, Snell, Williams, Sipple), KWU 5-16 (Pasold 2, Borovetz, Long, M. Johnson). Rebounds — SM 46 (Hicks 10), KWU 42 (Pasold, Hidalgo 8). (Assists — SM 15 (Greenberg 7), KWU 7 (Hidalgo 3).

Ottawa 82, Bethel 81 Bethel: Packard 5, Jones 14, Wright 11, Ellis 9, Ford 20, Smith 3, Hill 4, Kingsley 6, HopeEzeigto 4, Conady 5. Totals 28-60 (9-20) 16-22 81. Ottawa: Falk 4, Lundry 9, Gant 8, Lindsay 15, Rose 25, Haase 15, Nichols 4, Regier 2. Totals 27-60 (3-13) 25-30 82. Halftime – Ottawa 41, Bethel 40. 3’s – Bethel 9-20 (Packard, Wright 3, Ellis 2, Smith, Kingsley, Canady), Ottawa 3-13 (Gant, Lindsay, Rose). Rebounds – Bethel 26 (Ford 7), Ottawa 45 (Haase 13). Assists – Bethel 15 (Jones 5), Ottawa 14 (Lindsay 4).

Sterling 94, Tabor 93 Sterling: Adesodun 42, Alexander 17, Thompson 13, Givens 6, Swank 4, Ray 2, Starks 10. Totals 30-80 (14-37) 20-25 94. Tabor: Thomas 14, Biggs 25, Nemit 6, Smith 2, Hopkinson 6, Samuel 11, Loewen 4, Carter 17, Sauer 5, Gibson 3. 35-72 (7-27) 16-28 93. Halftime – Sterling 45, Tabor 43. 3’s – Sterling 14-37 (Adesodun 8, Alexander 3, Thompson, Givens 2), Tabor 7-27 (Biggs, Nemit 2, Carter 3, Sauer). Rebounds – Sterling 54 (Swank 10), Tabor 43 (Thomas 12). Assists – Sterling 16 (Alexander 6), Tabor 14 (Biggs 4).

Hutchinson 84, Hill 83 Hill: Chandler 8, Bellot-Green 15, Johnson 9, Williams Jr. 3, Luster 6, Sutherland 23, Habersham 13, Keys 6. Totals 31-77 (12-30) 9-15 83. Hutchinson: Winter 2, Allen 30, Watson 3, Budke 6, Whittingham 7, Sands 3, DeBerry 19, Jackson 14. Totals 31-64 (4-15) 18-28 84. Halftime – Hutchinson 49, Hill 49. 3’s – Hill 12-30 (Bellot-Green 5, Johnson, Luster 2, Sutherland, Habersham 3), Hutchinson 4-15 (Allen 2, Watson, Budke). Rebounds – Hill 41 (Sutherland 8), Hutchinson 47 (Allen 12). Assists – Hill 21 (Sutherland 8), Hutchinson 16 (Allen 8).

State College Women Friends 76, McPherson 53 FRIENDS (9-4): Sanders 1-4 0-0 2, Ptacek 3-7 0-2 7, Mollere 11-18 0-0 22, Justice 7-14 2-2 21, Munds 0-1 0-0 0, Sellers 4-8 2-4 10, Atherton 1-2 0-0 2, Bartelds 0-0 2-2 2, Ashworth 0-1 0-0 0, Steffenson 0-2 1-2 1, Williams 1-1 0-0 2, Killman 0-0 2-2 2, Wilson 2-3 0-0 5, Poynter 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-62 9-14 76. McPHERSON (7-7): Barton 8-15 5-12 21, Engelbert 4-6 1-1 9, Gillespie 1-7 3-4 5, Brown 5-10 2-4 14, Jefferson 0-1 0-0 0, Short 0-5 4-4 4, Smart 0-4 0-0 0, Atkins 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-49 15-25 53. Halftime — Friends 28-23. 3-pointers —Friends 7-20 (Justice 5-10, Wilson 1-2, Ptacek 1-5, Ashworth 0-1, Steffenson 0-2), McPherson 2-15 (Brown 2-4, Jessferson 0-1, Gillespie 0-2, Short 0-4, Smart 0-4). Rebounds — Friends 32 (Steffenson 7), McPherson 40 (Brown 12). Assists — Friends 21 (Mollere 6), McPherson 12 (Engelbert 6). Fouls — Friends 21, McPherson 17.

KWU 71, St. Mary 56 ST. MARY (1-9, 0-4): Stallbaumer 11, Palmer 7, Marusak 11, Brown 3, Ezeti 9, Harmon 6, S. Frantz 2, Zaldivar 2, Marx 2, A. Frantz 3. Totals 17-56 (10-24) 12-22 56. KWU (6-7, 2-2): Greving 5, Cassity 15, LeShore 8, Smith 20, Steinle 10, Heim 9, Jeffery 4. Totals 22-54 (8-23) 71. Halftime — KWU 38, SM 30. 3s — SM 10-24 (Stallbaumer 3, Marusak 3, Harmon 2, A. Frantz, Brown), KWU 8-23 (Heim 3, Smith 2, LeShore 2, Cassity). Rebounds — SM 35 (Palmer 6), KWU 42 (Cassity 8). Assists — SM 7 (Brown 3), KWU 12 (LeShore 5).

Tabor 62, Sterling 51 Sterling: Lucas 8, Dauer 9, Faul 19, Branch 11, Davis 9, Colbrerg 3, Gasper 2. Totals 21-52 (4-18) 5-8 51. Tabor: Rust 17, Lewis 5, Dean 6, Zuercher 11, Leppke 2, Loewen 13, Troxell 8. Totals 25-63 (8-29) 4-10 62. Halftime – Tabor 29, Sterling 27. 3’s – Sterling 4-18 (Faul, Branch, Davis, Colberg), Tabor 8-29 (Rust, Lewis, Dean, Zuercher 3, Troxell 2). Rebounds – Sterling 34 (Lucas 7), Tabor 33 (Loewen 8). Assists – Sterling 10 (Faul 4), Tabor 12 (Lewis 7).

Hutchinson 79, Independence 49 Independence: Barlow 7, Larson 5, Brooks 1, Smith 3, Martindale 7, Berry 7, Duran 5, Nakas 7, Robinson 5, Lambrecht 2. Totals 12-50 (4-15) 21-28 49. Hutchinson: Block 2, Harding 15, Bloom 5, Patrick 24, Starks 2, Hill 5, Dewey 6, Purcell 11, Jones 9. Totals 31-69 (10-26) 7-15 79. Halftime – Hutchinson 42, Independence 21. 3’s – Independence 4-15 (Barlow 2, Smith, Duran), Hutchinson 10-26 (Harding 3, Bloom, Patrick 6). Rebounds – Independence 37 (Martindale 7), Hutchinson 48 (Starks 9). Assists – Independence 10 (four with two), Hutchinson 23 (Hill 8).

NBA Eastern Conference Atlantic W L Pct Boston 11 14 .440 Toronto 9 13 .409 Brooklyn 8 15 .348 New York 7 16 .304 Philadelphia 7 18 .280 Southeast W L Pct Miami 17 6 .739 Atlanta 12 12 .500 Charlotte 10 14 .417 Washington 9 13 .409 Orlando 7 16 .304 Central W L Pct Indiana 20 3 .870 Detroit 11 13 .458 Chicago 9 13 .409 Cleveland 9 14 .391 Milwaukee 5 19 .208 Western Conference Southwest W L Pct San Antonio 19 4 .826 Houston 16 8 .667 Dallas 14 10 .583 New Orleans 11 10 .524 Memphis 10 12 .455 Northwest W L Pct Portland 20 4 .833 Oklahoma City 18 4 .818 Denver 13 9 .591 Minnesota 11 12 .478 Utah 6 20 .231 Pacific W L Pct L.A. Clippers 16 9 .640 Phoenix 13 9 .591 Golden State 13 11 .542 L.A. Lakers 11 12 .478 Sacramento 6 15 .286 Friday’s Games Cleveland 109, Orlando 100 Indiana 99, Charlotte 94 Toronto 108, Philadelphia 100 Boston 90, New York 86 Atlanta 101, Washington 99, OT Detroit 103, Brooklyn 99 Oklahoma City 122, L.A. Lakers 97

GB — 1 ⁄2 2 3 4 GB — 51⁄2 71⁄2 71⁄2 10 GB — 91⁄2 101⁄2 11 151⁄2 GB — 31⁄2 51⁄2 7 81⁄2 GB — 1 6 81⁄2 15 GB — 11⁄2 21⁄2 4 8

New Orleans 104, Memphis 98 Chicago 91, Milwaukee 90 San Antonio 117, Minnesota 110 Phoenix 116, Sacramento 107 Utah 103, Denver 93 Houston 116, Golden State 112 Saturday’s Games L.A. Clippers 113, Washington 97 L.A. Lakers 88, Charlotte 85 Miami 114, Cleveland 107 New York 111, Atlanta 106 Toronto 99, Chicago 77 Portland 139, Philadelphia 105 Dallas 106, Milwaukee 93 San Antonio 100, Utah 84 Sunday’s Games Houston at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Memphis, 5 p.m. Portland at Detroit, 5 p.m. Orlando at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Denver, 7 p.m.

Lakers 88, Bobcats 85 L.A. LAKERS (88)—Johnson 3-8 0-0 9, Hill 5-7 5-6 15, Gasol 6-18 3-3 15, Bryant 8-15 3-3 21, Meeks 1-4 0-0 2, Williams 2-4 0-0 5, Henry 1-6 2-2 4, Young 2-10 8-9 13, Sacre 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 30-77 21-23 88. CHARLOTTE (85)—Taylor 3-13 1-2 7, McRoberts 3-5 0-0 6, Jefferson 7-18 0-0 14, Walker 10-13 2-2 24, Henderson 6-13 1-2 13, Sessions 1-7 0-0 2, Zeller 1-5 1-2 3, Biyombo 3-4 0-0 6, Gordon 5-11 0-0 10. Totals 39-89 5-8 85. L.A. Lakers 22 22 20 24 — 88 Charlotte 23 20 25 17 — 85 3-Point Goals—L.A. Lakers 7-20 (Johnson 3-6, Bryant 2-5, Williams 1-2, Young 1-4, Meeks 0-1, Henry 0-2), Charlotte 2-13 (Walker 2-4, Sessions 0-1, McRoberts 0-1, Gordon 0-3, Taylor 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Lakers 45 (Hill 9), Charlotte 57 (Jefferson 9). Assists—L.A. Lakers 19 (Bryant 8), Charlotte 22 (Walker 8). Total Fouls—L.A. Lakers 11, Charlotte 16. Technicals—Charlotte defensive three second. A—17,101 (19,077).

Clippers 113, Wizards 97 L.A. CLIPPERS (113)—Dudley 7-10 0-0 16, Griffin 6-13 4-4 16, Jordan 6-6 3-6 15, Paul 11-14 11-1138, Crawford 6-14 4-4 17, Green 0-3 0-0 0, Jamison 2-5 0-0 5, Collison 1-3 3-4 5, Jackson 0-0 1-2 1, Hollins 0-0 0-0 0, Mullens 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 39-69 26-31 113. WASHINGTON (97)—Webster 4-9 4-6 12, Booker 6-11 0-0 12, Gortat 3-10 0-0 6, Wall 10-16 4-5 24, Ariza 3-10 4-5 11, Vesely 2-3 0-2 4, Temple 0-0 0-0 0, Porter Jr. 0-2 0-0 0, Rice Jr. 3-5 0-0 6, Seraphin 7-12 2-2 16, Maynor 0-0 0-0 0, Singleton 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 40-81 14-20 97. L.A. Clippers 34 25 30 24 — 113 Washington 28 18 31 20 — 97 3-Point Goals—L.A. Clippers 9-21(Paul 5-7, Dudley 2-4, Jamison 1-2, Crawford 1-4, Green 0-1, Mullens 0-1, Collison 0-1, Griffin 0-1), Washington 3-14 (Singleton 2-2, Ariza 1-5, Webster 0-3, Wall 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—L.A. Clippers 41 (Jordan 10), Washington 41 (Gortat, Booker 7). Assists—L.A. Clippers 27 (Paul 12), Washington 21 (Wall 12). Total Fouls—L.A. Clippers 20, Washington 26. Technicals—L.A. Clippers defensive three second, Booker, Washington defensive three second. Flagrant Fouls—Jordan. A—16,509 (20,308).

Knicks 111, Hawks 106 ATLANTA (106)—Carroll 4-6 0-0 8, Millsap 7-9 3-3 18, Horford 7-9 2-2 17, Teague 2-6 0-0 4, Korver 4-10 1-113, Antic 2-3 0-0 5, Williams 9-16 3-3 27, Mack 4-5 0-0 10, Brand 0-1 0-0 0, Scott 1-12-2 4, Jenkins 0-0 0-0 0, Cunningham 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-66 11-11 106. NEW YORK (111)—Anthony 13-22 6-6 35, J.Smith 1-8 0-0 2, Bargnani 11-16 0-0 23, Prigioni 4-8 0-0 11, Shumpert 1-2 1-2 3, Udrih 3-7 4-4 10, Stoudemire 4-8 1-2 9, Hardaway Jr. 5-10 2-3 13, World Peace 2-5 1-1 5, Aldrich 0-0 0-0 0, Murry 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 44-87 15-18 111. Atlanta 22 26 29 29 — 106 New York 26 31 24 30 — 111 3-Point Goals—Atlanta 15-32 (Williams 6-13, Korver 4-9, Mack 2-3, Horford 1-1, Millsap 1-2, Antic 1-2, Carroll 0-1, Teague 0-1), New York 8-19 (Anthony 3-5, Prigioni 3-6, Hardaway Jr. 1-3, Bargnani 1-3, World Peace 0-1, J.Smith 0-1). Fouled Out—Millsap. Rebounds—Atlanta 36 (Millsap 8), New York 36 (Bargnani, Shumpert, Anthony 6). Assists—Atlanta 22 (Teague 6), New York 19 (Prigioni 6). Total Fouls—Atlanta 24, New York 16. Technicals—Millsap, Atlanta defensive three second, New York delay of game. A—19,812 (19,763).

Heat 114, Cavaliers 107 CLEVELAND (107)—Gee 4-10 1-2 10, Thompson 6-14 4-7 16, Bynum 2-2 0-0 4, Irving 6-16 4-4 19, Miles 1-4 2-2 5, Waiters 5-11 4-4 16, Jack 6-11 2-2 14, Varejao 2-5 2-4 6, Clark 5-9 0-0 12, Bennett 0-0 0-0 0, Dellavedova 2-2 0-0 5. Totals 39-84 19-25 107. MIAMI (114)—James 9-12 7-10 25, Battier 1-1 0-0 2, Bosh 10-17 2-3 22, Chalmers 3-7 2-2 11, Wade 9-15 6-9 24, Allen 3-5 4-4 12, Lewis 2-7 0-0 6, Andersen 1-4 0-0 3, Cole 4-8 1-2 9. Totals 42-76 22-30 114. Cleveland 29 23 28 27 — 107 Miami 35 33 16 30 — 114 3-Point Goals—Cleveland 10-29 (Irving 3-9, Waiters 2-4, Clark 2-5, Dellavedova 1-1, Gee 1-3, Miles 1-4, Jack 0-3), Miami 8-21 (Chalmers 3-5, Allen 2-4, Lewis 2-7, Andersen 1-1, Cole 0-2, James 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Cleveland 46 (Varejao 8), Miami 47 (Bosh 12). Assists—Cleveland 18 (Varejao, Jack 4), Miami 24 (James 9). Total Fouls—Cleveland 20, Miami 21. Technicals—Cleveland Coach Brown 2, Bosh, Miami defensive three second. Ejected—Cleveland Coach Brown. A—19,656 (19,600).

Spurs 100, Jazz 84 SAN ANTONIO (100)—Leonard 6-8 0-0 13, Duncan 9-17 4-6 22, Ayres 0-4 0-0 0, Parker 6-15 3-3 15, Green 1-4 0-0 3, Diaw 2-3 0-0 4, Belinelli 4-8 0-0 11, Ginobili 2-6 2-2 6, Mills 5-7 0-0 11, Baynes 4-8 1-1 9, Bonner 2-5 0-0 6, De Colo 0-1 0-0 0, Joseph 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 41-88 10-12 100. UTAH (84)—Jefferson 3-5 1-18, Williams 4-7 0-0 10, Favors 3-8 0-0 6, Burke 9-18 1-2 20, Hayward 7-16 4-5 18, Burks 4-16 1-1 9, Evans 2-7 0-0 4, Garrett 0-1 0-0 0, Kanter 1-6 1-2 3, Rush 1-3 0-0 3, Lucas III 1-2 0-0 3, Harris 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 35-89 8-11 84. San Antonio 23 32 25 20 — 100 Utah 17 23 26 18 — 84 3-Point Goals—San Antonio 8-20 (Belinelli 3-3, Bonner 2-4, Mills 1-2, Leonard 1-3, Green 1-3, Parker 0-1, Diaw 0-1, Ginobili 0-3), Utah 6-20 (Williams 2-4, Jefferson 1-1, Lucas III 1-1, Rush 1-2, Burke 1-4, Hayward 0-4, Burks 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—San Antonio 59 (Duncan 12), Utah 47 (Evans 11). Assists—San Antonio 24 (Parker 7), Utah 17 (Hayward, Burke 5). Total Fouls—San Antonio 15, Utah 17. A—19,330 (19,911).

Mavericks 106, Bucks 93 MILWAUKEE (93)—Middleton 3-7 2-2 10, Ilyasova 0-2 2-2 2, Henson 8-17 2-4 18, Knight 7-16 1-1 16, Mayo 1-6 2-2 4, Antetokounmpo 3-9 7-8 13, Udoh 1-1 0-0 2, Neal 1-5 0-0 2, Wolters 3-6 0-0 6, Ridnour 3-4 0-0 8, Raduljica 6-8 0-0 12. Totals 36-81 16-19 93. DALLAS (106)—Crowder 2-9 4-4 8, Marion 5-13 2-2 13, Blair 5-8 1-2 11, Calderon 7-10 0-0 18, Ellis 3-7 1-2 7, Carter 5-10 2-3 15, Wright 9-10 1-3 19, Larkin 2-6 1-2 5, Ellington 3-11 0-0 7, James 0-2 0-0 0, Mekel 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 42-88 12-18 106. Milwaukee 26 15 20 32 — 93 Dallas 38 21 34 13 — 106 3-Point Goals—Milwaukee 5-17 (Ridnour 2-3, Middleton 2-4, Knight 1-6, Antetokounmpo 0-1, Mayo 0-1, Neal 0-2), Dallas 10-24 (Calderon 4-6, Carter 3-5, Mekel 1-1, Marion 1-3, Ellington 1-5, Crowder 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Milwaukee 50 (Henson 13), Dallas 50 (Marion 12). Assists—Milwaukee 15 (Antetokounmpo 4), Dallas 25 (Carter 9). Total Fouls—Milwaukee 15, Dallas 18. Technicals—Milwaukee defensive three second. A—19,973 (19,200).

Raptors 99, Bulls 77 TORONTO (99)—Ross 4-12 1-2 9, Johnson 6-11 2-3 14, Valanciunas 6-11 3-4 15, Lowry 7-14 0-0 16, DeRozan 7-14 1-2 15, Patterson 4-5 2-2 12, Salmons 3-8 0-0 7, Hansbrough 1-2 2-2 4, Vasquez 2-6 3-3 7, Fields 0-0 0-0 0, Daye 0-0 0-0 0, Novak 0-0 0-0 0, Buycks 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 40-83 14-18 99. CHICAGO (77)—Deng 8-19 0-0 17, Boozer 4-18 0-0 8, Noah 4-10 2-2 10, Teague 3-6 0-0 7, Butler 4-6 1-3 11, Gibson 2-7 0-0 4, Dunleavy 5-12 3-3 14, Augustin 1-7 2-2 5, Mohammed 0-0 1-2 1, Snell 0-0 0-0 0, James 0-10-0 0, Murphy 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 31-86 9-12 77. Toronto 24 27 22 26 — 99 Chicago 21 20 25 11 — 77 3-Point Goals—Toronto 5-15 (Patterson 2-2, Lowry 2-5, Salmons 1-2, Vasquez 0-1, DeRozan 0-2, Ross 0-3), Chicago 6-18 (Butler 2-3, Deng 1-2, Teague 1-2, Augustin 1-5, Dunleavy 1-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Toronto 52 (Valanciunas 11), Chicago 53 (Noah 12). Assists—Toronto 26 (Vasquez, Lowry 6), Chicago 19 (Augustin 6). Total Fouls—Toronto 17, Chicago 20. Technicals—Toronto Coach Casey, Chicago Coach Thibodeau. A—21,386 (20,917).

Trail Blazers 139, 76ers 105 PORTLAND (139)—Batum 6-10 2-2 17, Aldridge 10-15 0-1 20, Lopez 5-8 2-4 12, Lillard 5-9 2-2 16, Matthews 5-14 0-0 14, Freeland 4-6 0-0 8, M.Williams 5-9 1-2 14, Wright 5-5 0-0

15, Robinson 3-9 4-6 10, Crabbe 2-4 1-1 7, Barton 1-3 0-0 2, Leonard 1-1 0-0 2, Watson 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 52-93 14-20 139. PHILADELPHIA (105)—Turner 1-7 0-0 3, Young 7-9 0-0 15, Hawes 7-12 0-0 16, Wroten 5-15 6-10 18, Thompson 6-9 3-4 17, E.Williams 2-5 3-6 7, Anderson 6-10 2-2 14, Allen 1-7 0-0 3, Davies 0-3 0-0 0, Brown 3-9 2-2 8, Orton 1-1 2-2 4. Totals 39-87 18-26 105. Portland 32 39 40 28 — 139 Philadelphia 34 30 15 26 — 105 3-Point Goals—Portland 21-37 (Wright 5-5, Lillard 4-6, Matthews 4-10, M.Williams 3-5, Batum 3-7, Crabbe 2-3, Barton 0-1), Philadelphia 9-15 (Thompson 2-2, Hawes 2-3, Wroten 2-4, Turner 1-1, Young 1-1, Allen 1-1, Brown 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Portland 60 (Aldridge 16), Philadelphia 43 (Allen 8). Assists—Portland 41 (Batum 9), Philadelphia 26 (Wroten 7). Total Fouls—Portland 16, Philadelphia 15. Technicals—Orton, Wroten, Philadelphia defensive three second. Flagrant Ejected— Orton. Fouls—Leonard. A—10,189 (20,328).

FOOTBALL FCS Playoffs Friday’s Quarterfinal Towson 49, Eastern Illinois 39 Saturday’s Quarterfinals North Dakota State 48, Coastal Carolina 14 Eastern Washington 35, Jacksonville State 24 New Hampshire 20, Southeastern Louisiana 17 Dec. 20-21 Semifinals Towson (12-2) vs. Eastern Washington (12-2) New Hampshire (10-4) at North Dakota State (13-0) Championship Jan. 4 at FC Dallas Stadium, Frisco, Texas, 1 p.m.

NCAA Division II Saturday’s Semifinals Lenoir-Rhyne 42, West Chester 14 Northwest Missouri State 27, Grand Valley State 13 Dec. 21 Championship Braly Municipal Stadium, Florence, Ala. Lenoir-Rhyne (13-1) vs. Northwest Missouri State (14-0), 11 a.m.

NCAA Division III Saturday’s Semifinals Mount Union 41, North Central (Ill.) 40 Wisconsin-Whitewater 16, Mary Hardin-Baylor 15 Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl Dec. 20 Salem Stadium, Salem, Va. Mount Union (14-0) vs. Wisconsin-Whitewater (14-0), 6 p.m.

NAIA Championship Dec. 21 Barron Stadium, Rome, Ga. Cumberlands (Ky.) vs. Grand View (13-0), 3:30 p.m.

GOLF Franklin Templeton Shootout At Tiburon Golf Club (Gold Course) Naples, Fla. Purse: $3 million Yardage: 7,271; Par: 72 (36-36) First Round (modified alternate shot) Harris English/Matt Kuchar ............................................64-60—124 -20 Retief Goosen/Freddie Jacobsen .............................................67-61—128 -16 Ian Poulter/Lee Westwood70-61—131 -13 Charles Howell III/Justin Leonard .............................................64-67—131 -13 Chris DiMarco/Billy Horschel .............................................68-64—132 -12 Sean O’Hair/Kenny Perry ..64-69—133 -11 Rory Sabbatini/Scott Verplank .............................................69-64—133 -11 Jonas Blixt/Greg Norman .72-63—135 -9 Jerry Kelly/Steve Stricker..71-65—136 -8 Jason Dufner/Dustin Johnson .............................................68-69—137 -7 Graham DeLaet/Mike Weir73-64—137 -7 Mark Calcavecchia/Chad Campbell .............................................72-66—138 -6

Europe Nelson Mandela Championship At Mount Edgecombe Country Club course Durban, South Africa Purse: $1.38 million Yardage: 6,612; Par: 71 Leaderboard ..........................................SCORE THRU Dawie Van der Walt, S.Africa67-62-66—195 Matthew Baldwin, England...67-62-68—197 Jorge Campillo, Spain ..........70-59-68—197 Romain Wattel, France.........64-67-67—198 Oliver Bekker, South Africa ...64-66-69—199 John Hahn, United States....69-66-65—200 Jaco Ahlers, South Africa ....66-68-66—200 Adrien Saddier, France.........66-67-67—200 Branden Grace, South Africa64-66-70—200 Merrick Bremner, S.Africa.....68-66-67—201 Also Daniel Im, United States......70-68-71—209 Qualifying La Quinta, Calif. Purse: $510,000 s — PGA West Stadium Course; Yardage: 7,300; Par: 72 (36-36) j —PGA West Jack Nicklaus Course; Yardage: 7,321; Par: 72 (36-36) Steve Saunders ................67s-65j-67s—199 Jimmy Gunn ....................68j-70s-64s—202 Scott Pinckney .................68j-67s-67s—202 a-Michael Kim ..................68j-69s-66s—203 Max Homa........................72s-64j-67s—203 Nathan Tyler .....................66s-66j-71s—203 Tony Finau........................69s-67j-68s—204 Chris Epperson.................65s-63j-76s—204 Blayne Barber ...................67j-71s-67s—205 Ryan Armour....................68j-69s-68s—205 Andy Pope........................68j-65s-72s—205 Cam Burke........................67j-72s-67s—206 Matt Fast ..........................69s-71j-66s—206 Brad Schneider.................67j-69s-70s—206 Carlos Ortiz ......................70j-66s-70s—206 Jeff Klauk .........................70s-68j-69s—207 Albin Choi.........................69s-71j-67s—207 Matt Ryan.........................72s-68j-67s—207 Bronson Burgoon .............69s-68j-70s—207 Chris Baker .......................70s-66j-71s—207 Jeff Gove..........................70s-68j-70s—208 Carlos Sainz Jr .................65j-72s-71s—208 Zack Fischer.....................75s-67j-66s—208

HIGH SCHOOLS Boys Basketball Saturday’s Scores Area Holcomb 57, W. Trinity 50 Belle Plaine 37, Remington 29 Berean Academy 67, Peabody-Burns 30 Canton-Galva 60, Elyria Christian 18 Eureka 55, Marion 39 Haven 73, Conway Springs 69 Kingman 77, Wellington 49 Little River 60, Central Christian 56 Medicine Lodge 53, Sterling 44 Pretty Prairie 46, Pratt Skyline 42 Sedgwick 64, Stafford 32 Brewster (Sagebrush Shootout) Stockton 55, Weskan 54 St. Francis 63, Heatland 28 Tribune 58, Stratton, Colo. 41 Logan 79, Healy 25 Caldwell Norwich 65, Central-Burden 55 Circle Circle 73, Mulvane 61 W. Defenders 100, Independent 76 Garden Plain Hesston 63, Rose Hill 44 Emporia 49, Garden Plain 41 Quinter Dighton 54, Rawlins County 46 Trego Victoria 61, Western Plains 44 Ness City 42, Hodgeman County 25 Enid, Okla. Wichita Warriors 60, Chisholm, Okla. 55

Derby 81, Campus 48 DERBY: Stith 3, Wright 10, Steadman 8, Mark 6, Packard 2, Conley 25, Dunham 18, Thompson 2, Beal 3, Mitchell 4. CAMPUS: Nicks 5, Schutt 10, Moody 7, Leeper 4, Walker 5, Moore 2, Chavez 9, Parker 6.

Warriors 60, Chisholm 55 Wichita Warriors 12 12 20 16 — 60 Chisholm, Okla. 11 12 13 15 — 55 Wichita Warriors – Warner 2, McClure 17,

Roberts 3, Turner 10, Durkee 6, LeBegue 14, Lallement 8. Chisholm, Okla. – Galusha 15, Rolfe 9, Cross 2, Grieshober 6, Gigoux 5, Kiernan 13, Kelley 5.

Norwich 65, C-Burden 55 Norwich 14 13 23 15 — 65 Central-Burden 11 20 11 13 — 55 Norwich – Norris 26, Nise 2, Wallace 16, Doll 2, T. Doll 8, Poe 1, Mace 10. Central-Burden – Beavers 19, Koppelmann 8, Branscum 20, Hilario 2, Loewer 4, Joning 2.

dover Central, dec. Haskins, Heights, 3-2, 3ots. 160 — Clayborn, Augusta, dec. Mizell, Seaman, 1-0. 170 — Bosley, Augusta, pinned Schoonover, Andover Central, 1:21. 182 — Langley, Newton, dec. Santillon, Derby, 6-2. 195 — Mock, Newton, dec. Bradford, Derby, 2-1. 220 — Ornales, Newton, dec. Brown, Andover Central, 4-2. 285 — Gallegos, Newton, pinned Crane, Great Bend, 3:10.


Udall 74, Elk Valley 22 Elk Valley 3 4 5 10 — 22 Udall 25 14 19 18 — 76 Elk Valley – Vance 2, Dowell 4, Folson 11, Beaumont 3, Ross 2. Udall – Perez 13, Kratochvil 3, Houdeshel 6, Weber 15, Martin 9, June 2, Barnett 3, Williams 11, Filtenberger 2, Welshans 8, Loos 4.

Defenders 100, Inde. 78 Independent 17 20 11 28 — 78 W. Defenders 18 31 36 15 — 100 Independent – Chandler 5, Richmond 9, Eldeberry 15, Mitchell 9, Willaim7, Sevier 5, Gilman 6, Miranda 2, Kay 11, Jantzen 6, Cadner 1. W. Defenders – Ammons 27, Douvier 5, Schaffner 12, Kam. Hinzman 4, Kau. Hinzman 3, Martin 47, Beat 2.

Circle 73, Mulvane 61 Mulvane 11 14 19 17 — 61 Circle 21 19 14 19 — 73 Mulvane – Duncan 2, Dulaney 2, Dempsey 19, Price 8, Dormus 2, Fahrina 7, Lampe 21. Circle – Kirkpatrick 9, Driver 26, Fowler 11, Smith 9, Richard 4, Wright 6, Cannon 8.

Emporia 49, G. Plain 41 Emporia 15 6 16 12 — 49 Garden Plain 8 12 9 12 — 41 Emporia – Campbell 16, Williams 8, Taylor 12, Brown 8, Baumgardner 5. Garden Plain – Milford 14, Doyle 2, Koester 2, Joplin 2, Hageman 4, Thimesch 8, Rowold 7, Becker 2.

Collegiate 58, Clearwater 57 Collegiate 17 14 14 13 — 58 Clearwater 8 21 18 1 — 57 Collegiate: Adams 5, Chugg 6, Waddell 7, Read 4, Christian 13, Dick 3, Larsen 14, Copher 6. Clearwater: Becker 18, Rausch 7, Ellis 5, Roth 15, Van Deest 11, Bales 1.

Cheney 68, Valley Center 60 Cheney 6 19 24 19 — 68 Valley Center 19 11 14 16 — 60 Cheney – Grover 11, Wheelock 13, Patterson 7, Hill 17, Amsink 12, Heck 2, Benward 3, Schomacker 4. Valley Center – Schrater 5, Brittan 21, Barbour 11, Joyal 3, Claussen 4, Johnston 4, Crager 5, Janzen 7.

H. Trinity 53, Chaparral 29 Chaparral 8 8 6 7 — 29 Hutchinson Trinity 8 15 12 18 — 53 Chaparral – Nulik 7, Bringer 2, Clark 4, Schroeder 4, Berry 6, Menhusen 4, Miller 2. Hutchinson Trinity – Watson 3, Maldonado 6, Truman 7, Walls 10, Clark 8, Hughes 2, Billington 7, Miller 10.

Girls Basketball Saturday’s Scores Belle Plaine 37, Peabody-Burns 29 Berean Academy 49, Eureka 15 Burrton 33, Central Christian 25 Emporia 42, Garden Plain 37 Hesston 59, Rose Hill 44 Holcomb 62, W. Trinity 48 Independent 54, Defenders 42 Little River 45, Goessel 38 Norwich 49, Central-Burden 32 Pretty Prairie 36, Pratt Skyline 25 Remington 52, Marion 25 Sedgwick 56, Stafford 10

Circle 45, Mulvane 42 Circle 7 5 15 18 — 45 Mulvane 9 9 11 13 — 42 CIRCLE: Highbarger 2, Wilson 2, Metzger 19, Kifer 9, All. Kickham 3, Frankenberry 10. Totals 15 (2) 13-26 45. MULVANE: Hilgers 4, Burkhart 17, Chambers 4, Donaldson 8, Callaway 6, team 3. Totals 14 (0) 14-23 42.

Douglass 60, Flinthills 26 Douglass 17 23 10 10 — 60 Flinthills 7 9 10 0 — 26 DOUGLASS: Gibson 3, Munroe 6, O’Neill 2, Nahr 3, Milum 14, Dressler 9, Bader 4, McGuire 5, Hajdukovich 6, Vessart 2, Nispel 6. Totals 23 (4) 10-19 60. FLINTHILLS: Howard 6, Rieswig 6, Gawith 7, Metzger 4, A. Bell 3. Totals 11 (3) 1-4 26.

Oxford 63, Bluestem 34 Oxford 17 13 18 15 — 63 Bluestem 2 11 10 11 — 34 OXFORD: Lerback 4, Norris 17, Payne 18, Perez 13, Metz 5, Whitlock 6. BLUESTEM: Boline 2, Korte 1, Nixon 2, Stiger 4, Jurging 10, Harrison 4, Gale 1, M. Korte 4. Emmons 6.

Caldwell 52, Argonia 49 Argonia 4 20 14 11 — 49 Caldwell 18 17 10 7 — 52 Argonia: Fitch 2, Gaddy 6, Drouhard 2, Hessman 17, Harrell 9, McCoy 13. Caldwell: Ty. Isaacs 10, Rice 5, Ward 3, York 23, Arnold 5, Blake 2, Arnett 4.

Holcomb 62, W. Trinity 48 Wichita Trinity 22 6 18 2 — 48 Holcomb 14 22 19 7 — 62 Wichita Trinity – Schrag 4, Zeilke 3, Gueterslah 11, Miller 14, Clinton 8, West 2, Hollinger 6. Holcomb – Jarnagin 11, Heydman 24, Deniston 11, Amos 16.

Norwich 49, C-Burden 32 Norwich 17 22 8 2 — 49 Central-Burden 6 10 13 3 — 32 Norwich – Stephens 8, Poe 18, Garrison 6, Schroeder 15, Coykendall 2. Central-Burden – Bannister 9, Morre 14, White 2, Liebare 2, Lower 5.

Inde. 54, W. Defenders 42 Independent – Clark 13, Phillips 2, Jarvis 5, Schrage 2, Coccetella 10, Medrano 4, Valmont 12, Woods 4. W. Defenders – Hais 7, Ammons 7, Stephens 12, Re. Potter 4, Witham 3, Sellin 9.

V. Center 45, H. Trinity 38 Valley Center 11 10 11 13 — 45 Hutchinson Trinity 11 10 10 7 — 38 Valley Center – Weaver 21, Barnes 1, Bauguess 9, Webber 8, Bosken 6. Hutchinson Trinity– Hammersmith 9, Brening 8, Racette 17, Reilly 2, Reimer 2.

Cheney 46, Clearwater 40 Cheney 19 6 13 8 — 46 Clearwater 12 6 12 9 — 40 Cheney – Denney 7, Needham 14, Holt 11, Peitz 7, Lonker 3, Albers 4. Clearwater – Vogel 24, Bennett 6, Warren 3, Sizemore 7.

Collegiate 52, Chaparral 50 W. Collegiate 10 5 17 15 — 52 Chaparral 14 12 4 17 — 50 W. Collegiate – Tolbert 5, Stocker 2, Payne 11, Taylor 8, Boldon 5, Hull 9, Root 12. Chaparral – Mathes 8, Whealy 3, Wescoat 18, Ireland 10, Spicer 6, Adams 4.

Warriors 50, Okla. Bible 44 Warriors 14 20 4 12 — 50 Okla. Bible 9 14 9 12 — 44 WICHITA WARRIORS: S. Tibbits 11, Collins 4, McAdams 3, Brasfield 4, R. Tibbits 20, Hufman 8. Totals 17 (3) 13-15 50. OKLAHOMA BIBLE: Coffin 12, Kelley 14, Atwood 9, Price 3, Moore 6. Totals 17 (6) 4-8 44.

WRESTLING Douglass Tournament Team — Derby 150, Andover Central 143, Augusta 137, Newton 129, Heights 105, Pratt 90.5, Great Bend 88.5, Topeka Seaman 72, Douglass 34.5, Eisenhower 31, Rose Hill 27, Wichita South 18.5. Championships 106 — Treaster, Newton, pinned Lucas, Pratt, 3:12. 113 — Foreman, Pratt, dec. Goldenstein, Augusta, 5-4. 120 — Regalado, Pratt, dec. Brown, Derby, 5-1. 126 — McDonald, Derby, pinned Rodd, Andover Central, 1:54. 132 — Deshazer, Heights, tech. fall Niemtschk, Andover Central, :25, 19-3. 138 — Wilson, Rose Hill, dec. Augustin, Andover Central, 9-4. 145 — Coleman, Andover Central, dec. Spellman, Augusta, 9-2. 152 — Suhr, An-

21 18 3 0 36 22 15 6 1 31 26 14 10 2 30 23 13 8 2 28 24 12 8 4 28 24 12 11 1 25 19 10 4 5 25 24 7 13 4 18 24 8 15 1 17 23 6 13 4 16 Friday’s Games Missouri 5, Allen 2 Quad City 2, Rapid City 0 St. Charles 3, Wichita 1 Brampton 4, Tulsa 0 Denver 4, Arizona 1 Saturday’s Games Arizona 4, Denver 3 Allen 3, Missouri 0 Rapid City 5, Quad City 1 Wichita 5, St. Charles 1 Sunday’s Game Tulsa at Brampton, 1 p.m.

Flames 2, Sabres 1, OT Calgary 0 0 1 1 — 2 Buffalo 0 0 1 0 — 1 First Period—None. Second Period—None. Third Period—1, Buffalo, Moulson 11 (Girgensons, Ehrhoff), 5:40. 2, Calgary, Byron 1 (Butler, Backlund), 8:19. Overtime—3, Calgary, Stajan 6 (Byron), :42. Shots on Goal—Calgary 5-13-7-1—26. Buffalo 11-8-8-0—27. Goalies—Calgary, Ramo. Buffalo, Enroth. A—18,368 (19,070). T—2:21.

Wild 2, Avalanche 1, SO

GP W L OL Pts GF GA Rapid City Missouri Tulsa Allen Denver Brampton Quad City Wichita Arizona St. Charles

(19,153). T—2:29.

78 78 94 80 77 67 73 63 59 62

43 58 92 72 73 80 61 81 82 89

Hurricanes 3, Coyotes 1

NHL Eastern Conference Atlantic GP W L OT Pts GF Boston 32 22 8 2 46 90 Montreal 34 20 11 3 43 87 Tampa Bay 32 18 11 3 39 87 Detroit 34 15 10 9 39 89 Toronto 34 17 14 3 37 97 Ottawa 34 13 15 6 32 96 Florida 33 11 17 5 27 76 Buffalo 33 7 23 3 17 55 Metropolitan GP W L OT Pts GF Pittsburgh 34 23 10 1 47 105 Washington 32 17 12 3 37 100 Carolina 34 14 13 7 35 79 Columbus 33 14 15 4 32 85 New Jersey 34 13 15 6 32 78 Philadelphia 32 14 15 3 31 72 N.Y. Rangers 33 15 17 1 31 72 N.Y. Islanders 34 9 19 6 24 83 Western Conference Central GP W L OT Pts GF Chicago 35 23 7 5 51 132 St. Louis 31 22 6 3 47 110 Colorado 31 21 9 1 43 88 Minnesota 35 19 11 5 43 81 Dallas 31 15 11 5 35 90 Nashville 33 16 14 3 35 77 Winnipeg 34 14 15 5 33 90 Pacific GP W L OT Pts GF Anaheim 34 22 7 5 49 108 Los Angeles 33 22 7 4 48 93 San Jose 33 20 7 6 46 108 Vancouver 34 19 10 5 43 92 Phoenix 32 18 9 5 41 104 Calgary 32 13 15 4 30 83 Edmonton 34 11 20 3 25 91 Saturday’s Games Minnesota 2, Colorado 1, SO Calgary 2, Buffalo 1, OT Los Angeles 5, Ottawa 2 Dallas 6, Winnipeg 4 Toronto 7, Chicago 3 Pittsburgh 4, Detroit 1 New Jersey 3, Tampa Bay 0 Montreal 1, N.Y. Islanders 0, OT St. Louis 4, Columbus 3, OT Nashville 3, San Jose 2 Carolina 3, Phoenix 1 Boston at Vancouver, 9 p.m. Sunday’s Games Philadelphia at Washington, 2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Detroit, 4 p.m. Florida at Montreal, 5 p.m. Calgary at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Chicago, 6 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 7 p.m.

Minnesota 0 0 1 0 — 2 Colorado 0 1 0 0 — 1 Minnesota won shootout 2-1 First Period—None. Second Period—1, Colorado, Talbot 3 (Sarich, J.Mitchell), 10:48. Third Period—2, Minnesota, Niederreiter 6 (Suter, Pominville), 16:07. Overtime—None. Shootout—Minnesota 2 (Parise G, Koivu G), Colorado 1(Duchene G, Parenteau NG, O’Reilly NG). Shots on Goal—Minnesota 6-10-10-1—27. Colorado 11-9-5-2—27. Goalies—Minnesota, Harding. Colorado, Varlamov. A—16,188 (18,007). T—2:32.

GA 64 73 80 91 99 111 108 96 GA 74 93 94 92 85 86 88 118 GA 100 73 73 81 93 92 100 GA 87 65 82 81 100 102 117

Canadiens 1, Islanders 0, OT Montreal 0 0 0 1 — 1 N.Y. Islanders 0 0 0 0 — 0 First Period—None. Second Period—None. Third Period—None. Overtime—1, Montreal, Pacioretty 12 (Desharnais), 1:51. Shots on Goal—Montreal 11-6-6-2—25. N.Y. Islanders 9-7-5-0—21. Goalies—Montreal, Price. N.Y. Islanders, Nabokov. A—14,408 (16,170). T—2:31.

Leafs 7, Blackhawks 3 Chicago 1 1 1 — 3 Toronto 1 4 2 — 7 First Period—1, Toronto, Holland 4 (Lupul, Raymond), 7:14 (pp). 2, Chicago, Kane 18 (Hossa, Keith), 16:14 (pp). Second Period—3, Toronto, D’Amigo 1 (Kulemin, Gunnarsson), :42. 4, Toronto, Holland 5 (Raymond, Lupul), 12:09. 5, Chicago, Kane 19 (Hjalmarsson), 13:30. 6, Toronto, Kulemin 4 (McClement, D’Amigo), 14:36. 7, Toronto, Lupul 9 (Gardiner, Raymond), 17:08 (pp). Third Period—8, Toronto, Lupul 10 (Holland, Raymond), :28. 9, Chicago, Saad 12 (Leddy, Toews), 7:38. 10, Toronto, Kessel 17 (Kadri, Gunnarsson), 8:35. Shots on Goal—Chicago 11-10-7—28. Toronto 11-14-7—32. Goalies—Chicago, Raanta, Simpson. Toronto, Bernier. A—19,603 (18,819). T—2:30.

Blues 4, Blue Jackets 3, OT St. Louis 1 1 1 1 — 4 Columbus 3 0 0 0 — 3 First Period—1, St. Louis, Tarasenko 10 (Bouwmeester, Roy), 4:10. 2, Columbus, Anisimov 9 (Comeau), 8:49. 3, Columbus, Tyutin 3, 11:39. 4, Columbus, Johansen 12 (Dubinsky, Johnson), 13:27 (pp). Second Period—5, St. Louis, Tarasenko 11 (Pietrangelo, Morrow), 8:33 (pp). Third Period—6, St. Louis, Stewart 7 (Morrow, Cole), 13:33. Overtime—7, St. Louis, Backes 16, :22. Shots on Goal—St. Louis 5-9-16-1—31. Columbus 13-12-8-0—33. Goalies—St. Louis, Halak. Columbus, McKenna. A—13,801 (18,144). T—2:32.

Penguins 4, Red Wings 1 Pittsburgh 2 1 1 — 4 Detroit 1 0 0 — 1 First Period—1, Detroit, Kronwall 4 (Abdelkader, Alfredsson), 6:09. 2, Pittsburgh, Crosby 17 (Jokinen, Malkin), 9:08 (pp). 3, Pittsburgh, Malkin 9 (Jokinen), 12:50 (pp). Second Period—4, Pittsburgh, Maatta 2 (Kunitz, Malkin), 19:13. Third Period—5, Pittsburgh, Crosby 18 (Vitale, Conner), 14:33. Shots on Goal—Pittsburgh 9-4-12—25. Detroit 12-14-3—29. Goalies—Pittsburgh, Zatkoff. Detroit, Gustavsson. A—20,066 (20,066). T—2:20.

Devils 3, Lightning 0 Tampa Bay 0 0 0 — 0 New Jersey 0 1 2 — 3 First Period—None. Second Period—1, New Jersey, Brunner 7 (Gelinas, Fayne), 15:37. Third Period—2, New Jersey, Zubrus 6 (Jagr), 6:44. 3, New Jersey, Zubrus 7 (Jagr, Zidlicky), 9:36. Shots on Goal—Tampa Bay 6-14-13—33. New Jersey 7-5-7—19. Goalies—Tampa Bay, Lindback. New Jersey, Brodeur. A—13,832 (17,625). T—2:19.

Stars 6, Jets 4 Dallas 2 3 1 — 6 Winnipeg 1 2 1 — 4 First Period—1, Dallas, Seguin 16 (Gonchar), 7:14. 2, Winnipeg, Halischuk 3 (Scheifele, Frolik), 10:12. 3, Dallas, Nichushkin 5, 14:24. Second Period—4, Winnipeg, Wheeler 10 (Jokinen, Byfuglien), 12:58 (pp). 5, Dallas, Ja.Benn 8 (Seguin, Gonchar), 13:46. 6, Winnipeg, Wheeler 11 (Little), 14:53. 7, Dallas, Ja.Benn 9 (Seguin, Gonchar), 17:46 (pp). 8, Dallas, Seguin 17 (Gonchar, Chiasson), 18:49 (pp). Third Period—9, Dallas, Sceviour 1 (Roussel, Dillon), 2:48. 10, Winnipeg, Jokinen 8 (Thorburn, Setoguchi), 18:19. Shots on Goal—Dallas 11-13-8—32. Winnipeg 8-16-14—38. Goalies—Dallas, Lehtonen. Winnipeg, Pavelec, Montoya. A—15,004 (15,004). T—2:31.

Kings 5, Senators 2 Los Angeles 3 0 2 — 5 Ottawa 0 1 1 — 2 First Period—1, Los Angeles, King 8 (Carter, Muzzin), :21. 2, Los Angeles, Carter 9, 4:18. 3, Los Angeles, Kopitar 10 (Voynov, King), 12:56. Second Period—4, Ottawa, Corvo 3 (Conacher, Spezza), 13:51. Third Period—5, Ottawa, E.Karlsson 9 (Turris, Wiercioch), 4:24. 6, Los Angeles, Stoll 4 (Doughty, Muzzin), 13:18. 7, Los Angeles, Kopitar 11 (King, Carter), 16:42 (pp). Shots on Goal—Los Angeles 8-12-6—26. Ottawa 9-15-15—39. Goalies—Los Angeles, Jones. Ottawa, Anderson, Lehner. A—17,140

Carolina 0 1 2 — 3 Phoenix 1 0 0 — 1 First Period—1, Phoenix, Bissonnette 1 (C.Murphy, Halpern), 6:14. Second Period—2, Carolina, Gerbe 7 (E.Staal, Gleason), 8:50. Third Period—3, Carolina, Skinner 12 (E.Staal), 3:00. 4, Carolina, E.Staal 9 (Jo.Staal), 19:54 (en). Shots on Goal—Carolina 10-8-15—33. Phoenix 11-15-12—38. Goalies—Carolina, Peters. Phoenix, Smith. A—11,697 (17,125). T—2:33.

Predators 3, Sharks 2 San Jose 0 0 2 — 2 Nashville 1 1 1 — 3 First Period—1, Nashville, Nystrom 6 (Bartley, V.Stalberg), 16:04. Second Period—2, Nashville, Josi 2 (Smith, Spaling), 18:08 (pp). Third Period—3, San Jose, Boyle 6 (Irwin, Marleau), 7:28. 4, Nashville, V.Stalberg 4 (Weber), 17:21. 5, San Jose, Marleau 15 (Boyle, Thornton), 19:05. Shots on Goal—San Jose 8-10-20—38. Nashville 10-6-7—23. Goalies—San Jose, Niemi. Nashville, Hutton. A—16,243 (17,113). T—2:27.

RODEO National Finals At Thomas & Mack Center Las Vegas Friday’s Ninth Round Bareback Riding — 1. Ryan Gray, Cheney, Wash., 85.5 points on J Bar J’s Smack Daddy, $18,630. 2. Steven Dent, Mullen, Neb., 84.5, $14,724. 3. Steven Peebles, Redmond, Ore., 81.5, $11,118. 4 (tie), Wes Stevenson, Lubbock, Texas, and J.R. Vezain, Cowley, Wyo., 80.5, $6,310. 6 (tie), Bobby Mote, Culver, Ore., Jared Smith, Cross Plains, Texas, and Caleb Bennett, Morgan, Utah, 79.5, $1,002. 9. Will Lowe, Canyon, Texas, 79. 10. Kaycee Feild, Payson, Utah, 77. 11. Ty Breuer, Mandan, N.D., 76. 12. Jessy Davis, Power, Mont., 75. 13. Clint Cannon, Waller, Texas, 72.5. 14. Casey Colletti, Pueblo, Colo., NS. Austin Foss, Terrebonne, Ore., injured. Steer Wrestling — 1. Stan Branco, Chowchilla, Calif., 3.5 seconds, $18,630. 2. Bray Armes, Ponder, Texas, 3.6, $14,724. 3 (tie), Hunter Cure, Holliday, Texas; Dean Gorsuch, Gering, Neb.; Dakota Eldridge, Elko, Nev., and Luke Branquinho, Los Alamos, Calif., 3.7, $6,686. 7. Casey Martin, Sulphur, La., 4.1. 8. Tyler Pearson, Louisville, Miss., 4.2. 9 (tie), Trevor Knowles, Mount Vernon, Ore., and Matt Reeves, Cross Plains, Texas, 4.4. 11. Jason Miller, Lance Creek, Wyo., 5.0. 12. Jule Hazen, Ashland, Kan., 5.6. 13 (tie), K.C. Jones, Decatur, Texas; Straws Milan, Cochrane, Alberta, and Wade Sumpter, Fowler, Colo., NT. Team Roping — 1. Kaleb Driggers, Albany, Ga./Travis Graves, Jay, Okla., 3.6 seconds, $18,630. 2. Turtle Powell, Stephenville, Texas/ Dugan Kelly, Paso Robles, Calif., 4.2, $14,724. 3. Colby Lovell, Madisonville, Texas/Martin Lucero, Stephenville, Texas, 4.3, $11,118. 4. Erich Rogers, Round Rock, Ariz./Cory Petska, Marana, Ariz., 4.6, $7,813. 5 (tie), Nick Sartain, Dover, Okla./Rich Skelton, Llano, Texas, and Derrick Begay, Seba Dalkai, Ariz./Cesar de la Cruz, Tucson, Ariz., 4.7, $3,906. 7. Brandon Beers, Powell Butte, Ore./Jim Ross Cooper, Monument, N.M., 4.8. 8 (tie), Luke Brown, Stephenville, Texas/Kollin VonAhn, Blanchard, Okla., and Riley Minor, Ellensburg, Wash./Brady Minor, Ellensburg, Wash., 5.5. 10. Clay Tryan, Billings, Mont./Jade Corkill, Fallon, Nev., 9.6. 11. Charly Crawford, Prineville, Ore./ Ryan Motes, Weatherford, Texas, 10.1. 12 (tie), Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas/Patrick Smith, Lipan, Texas; Drew Horner, Plano, Texas/Buddy Hawkins II, Columbus, Kan.; Dustin Bird, Cut Bank, Mont./Paul Eaves, Lonedell, Mo., and Justin Van Davis, Madisonville, Texas/Clay O’Brien Cooper, Gardnerville, Nev., NT. Saddle Bronc Riding — 1. Cody Wright, Milford, Utah, 81 points on The Cervi Brothers Rodeo’s Vitalix Sacred Sacrifice, $18,630. 2. Jacobs Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 79, $14,724. 3. Sterling Crawley, Stephenville, Texas, 75.5, $11,118. 4. Chad Ferley, Oelrichs, S.D., 75, $7,813. 5. Taos Muncy, Corona, N.M., 74.5, $4,808. 6. Wade Sundell, Boxholm, Iowa, 73.5, $3,005. 7. Chet Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo., 72. 8. (tie) Cort Scheer, Elsmere, Neb., and Heith DeMoss, Heflin, La., 70. 10 (tie), Jesse Wright, Milford, Utah; Tyler Corrington, Hastings, Minn.; Jake Wright, Milford, Utah; Isaac Diaz, Desdemona, Texas; Cole Elshere, Faith, S.D., and Bradley Harter, Weatherford, Texas, NS. World Standings: 1. Jake Wright, $175,535. 2. Cody Wright, $172,874. 3. Chad Ferley, $162,665. 4. Jesse Wright, $143,505. 5. Wade Sundell, $137,903. Tie-down Roping — 1. Shane Hanchey, Sulphur, La., 7.4 seconds, $18,630. 2. Sterling Smith, Stephenville, Texas, 7.6, $14,724. 3. Ryan Jarrett, Comanche, Okla., 7.8, $11,118. 4. Clif Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 8.0, $7,813. 5. Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 8.1, $4,808. 6. Timber Moore, Aubrey, Texas, 8.4, $3,005. 7. Scott Kormos, Teague, Texas, 8.7. 8 (tie), Caleb Smidt, Bellville, Texas, and Justin Maass, Giddings, Texas, 8.8. 10. Shane Slack, Idabel, Okla., 10.1. 11. Randall Carlisle, Baton Rouge, La., 10.7. 12. Stetson Vest, Childress, Texas, 11.5. 13. Tuf Cooper, Decatur, Texas, 19.8. 14. Cody Ohl, Hico, Texas, 29.5. 15. Tyson Durfey, Colbert, Wash., NT. Barrel Racing —1. Lisa Lockhart, Oelrichs, S.D., 13.65 seconds, $18,630. 2. Mary Walker, Ennis, Texas, 13.82, $14,724. 3. (tie) Sherry Cervi, Marana, Ariz., and Trula Churchill, Valentine, Neb., 13.89, $9,465. 5. Jane Melby, Burneyville, Okla., 13.95, $4,808. 6. Shada Brazile, Decatur, Texas, 13.98, $3,005. 7. Kaley Bass, Kissimmee, Fla., 14.05. 8. Brittany Pozzi, Victoria, Texas, 14.36. 9. Taylor Jacob, Carmine, Texas, 18.47. 10. Michele McLeod, Whitesboro, Texas, 18.59. 11. Fallon Taylor, Whitesboro, Texas, 18.99. 12. Jean Winters, Texline, Texas, 19.07. 13. Sydni Blanchard, Albuquerque, N.M., 19.11. 14. Sabrina Ketcham, Yeso, N.M., 19.20. 15. Christy Loflin, Franktown, Colo., 19.52. Bull Riding — 1 (tie), J.W. Harris, Mullin, Texas, on Wild Card Rodeo’s Little Shyster, and Trevor Kastner, Ardmore, Okla., on D&H Cattle’s Fire Show, 87.5 points, $16,677. 3. Steve Woolsey, Payson, Utah, 82, $11,118. 4. Cole Echols, Elm Grove, La., 80, $7,813. 5. Cody Teel, Kountze, Texas, 77.5, $4,808. 6. Tyler Willis, Wheatland, Wyo., 76, $3,005. 7. Josh Koschel, Nunn, Colo., 74. 8 (tie), Shane Proctor, Grand Coulee, Wash.; Trey Benton III, Rock Island, Texas; Chandler Bownds, Lubbock, Texas; Cody Campbell, Summerville, Ore.; Elliot Jacoby, Fredricksburg, Texas; Parker Breding, Edgar, Mont.; Tyler Smith, Fruita, Colo.; and Cooper Davis, Jasper, Texas, NS.

RUNNING Canta Carol 5K Male Overall — Logan Jones 18:07. 3-12 — Parker Hill 28:45. 19-24 — Jarod Regier, Augusta, 26:03. 25-29 — Andrew Seidl, Wichita, 24:06. 30-34 — Chris Peterson 29:38. 35-39 — Sam Owens, Wichita, 19:30. 40-44 — Michael Rogers, Wichita, 21:36. 50-54 — Loren Pack, Wichita, 33:24. 55-59 — Andrew Hutton 21:39. 60-64 —William Hensley 29:35. 65-69 — Craig Owens, Wichita, 26:16. Female Overall — Kristen Doerksen, Wichita, 25:58. 3-12 — Tori Hill 39:27. 13-18 — Jaycee Hill 51:50. 19-24 — Laura Swallow, Wichita, 29:55. 25-29 — Amanda Hart, Wichita, 39:01. 30-34 — Becky Howard, Wichita, 34:30. 35-39 — Joan Williams, Wichita, 34:56. 40-44 — Laura Kentling, Bel Aire, 34:32. 45-49 — Leslie Perez, Wichita, 32:37. 50-54 — Mary Nelson, Wichita, 30:18. 55-59 — Sharon Binford, Wichita, 35:50. 60-64 — Marlene Hoglund, Wichita, 31:23. 65=69 — Sylvia Coats, Derby, 49:02. 70-99 — Carolyn Langenwater, Wichita, 40:14.

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Troglodytes troglodytes A roomful of excited kindergartners have nothing on winter wrens when it comes to chatter. Their calls can contain up to 35 sounds per second. Winter wren habitat in Kansas are wooded areas with dense brush, often along streams. While the habitat might be easy to find in a lot of places, actually seeing a winter wren can be a challenge in places with a lot of winter wrens. As their Latin name — Troglodytes troglodytes — indicates, winter wrens can be real hermits that often stay deep within that brush cover. That they’re small — often only about four inches long — and drab brown also makes them difficult to spot.

Harnessing dog power Tracking dogs can sometimes help recover deer, but not in Kansas. ■


Every fall Brady Hesington disappoints Kansas hunters struggling to find a deer they’ve shot. “In November I average 10 to 15 calls and I just have to tell them blood tracking dogs are illegal in Kansas,” said Hesington, of Monett, Mo., the owner of two dogs that specialize in trailing wounded deer. “Some are in Kansas from other states, like Michigan, where dogs are legal. Quite a few are Kansas residents that end up wishing it was legal in Kansas.” Some have thought so for quite a while. “I think if you shoot a deer, and need help recovering that deer, you should be able to (use a dog) and recover that deer,” said Tim Donges, an El Dorado hunter and Quality Deer Management Association member. “Anytime we can help a hunter recover a deer, we should do what we can.” According to, the website of a national group that promotes dogs for recovering big game, more than half of all states allow such methods. Kevin Jones, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism law enforcement chief, said the agency has heard from supportive hunters like Donges at assorted public meetings. He also said many discussions have included some who fear legalization of dogs for trailing deer could lead to abuse of the privilege, and people letting free-ranging dogs chase deer toward other hunters. John Jeanneney, probably America’s top expert on tracking dogs, said that’s a common public perception he’s dealt with for 40 years.

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John Jeanneney, left, has helped get the use of tracking dogs for recovering deer legalized in more than 25 states. His breed of choice are wire-haired dachshunds.

Tracking, not chasing

SOLUNAR TABLE This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming week. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones (bold indicates best days). Sunday Monday Tuesday Wed. Thursday Friday Saturday Next Sun.

11:05 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 11:55 p.m. —— —— 12:20 a.m. 12:45 a.m. 1:05 p.m. 1:30 a.m. 1:50 p.m. 2:15 a.m. 2:35 p.m. 3:00 a.m. 3:20 p.m. 3:45 a.m. 4:05 p.m.

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SCHEDULES Birding/Nature Sunday — Winfield/Udall Christmas Bird Count, Beech Science Center, Southwestern College, 7:30 a.m. Call 620-221-1856. Monday — Quivira National Wildlife Refuge Christmas Bird Count, refuge headquarters, 8 a.m. Wednesday — Slate Creek Christmas Bird Count, Slate Creek Baptist Church, 8 a.m. Call 620-660-0547. Next Saturday — Arkansas City Christmas Bird Count, Newman Park, 8 a.m. Call 620-660-0547. Dec, 29 — Derby/Belle Plaine Christmas Bird Count, Call 316-737-1307 for time and location. Jan. 4 — Red Hills Christmas Bird Count, Indian Grill Restaurant, Medicine Lodge, 7:30 a.m. Call 316-519-1970. Fishing Through April 15 — Trout season General Jan. 9 — Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism commission meeting, Winfield. Feb. 21-22 — Annual Meeting and Achievement Program banquet, Kansas Wildlife Federation, Quality Inn and Suites, Salina. Hunting Below is the basic listing of hunting seasons. Please check regulations for boundary, limits and permit requirements at Year-around — Rabbit season. Through Dec. 29 — White-fronted goose season (first segment) Through Dec. 29 — Low plains late zone duck season (first segment) Through Dec. 31 — Archery deer season. Through Dec. 31 — Prairie chicken season (southwest zone) Through Jan. 2 — Sandhill crane season. Through Jan. 26 — Low plains southeast duck season Through Jan. 31 — Pheasant season. Through Jan. 31 — Quail season. Through Jan. 31 — Prairie chicken season. Through Jan. 31 — Fall turkey season. (second segment) Through Feb. 9 — Canada and light goose season (second segment.) Through Feb. 28 — Squirrel season. Dec. 21-Jan. 5 — Low plains early zone duck season (second segment) Jan. 1-12 — Whitetail antlerless-only season. Jan. 1-19 — Whitetail antlerless-only season (Units 7, 8 and 15) Jan.18-26 — Low plains late zone duck season (second segment) Feb. 1-9 — White-fronted goose season (second segment) Feb.10-April 30 — Special conservation white goose season.

It was about that long ago, while in Europe, Jeanneney met German foresters who told him blood tracking dogs were legal in most of Europe and were required by most hunting clubs to reduce the number of unrecovered animals. Upon his return he talked with New York wildlife officials about legalizing tracking dogs. Many were hesitant, because of the fears of free-ranging packs of hounds. “It wasn’t easy, but I got a research permit from them and we started doing research,” said Jeanneney, of Berne, N.Y. “I got some good people to come in with me and I guess we found some deer for the right people.” Rather than longlegged hounds running on their own, Check out a photo gallery at Jeanneney proved the method’s worth with his imported wire-haired dachshunds always leashed. What dogs could accomplish also impressed many. “They’re not just trailing blood, they’re trailing the individual scent of the deer,” he said, adding that glands between a deer’s hooves leave scent on the ground and every deer has its own unique scent. Dean Harre, a Missouri Department of Conservation law enforcement supervisor, said there were similar pros and cons discussed when tracking dogs were legalized about five years ago. He said that “a culture” existing in parts of southern Missouri where some use packs of free-running hounds to illegally chase deer, hurt the cause. Jeanneney said most states that allow tracking dogs have fairly specific regulations, including that dogs most be on a leash and trespass is not allowed. In New York, Deer Search, an organization he helped found, has chapters scattered around the state to help hunters. In New York, hunters contact a state-licensed tracker, who notifies local game wardens of where, and for whom, they will be tracking. Landowner permission is required at all times and dogs must remain on a leash throughout the pursuit. Also, their dog handlers are allowed to carry firearms, and can kill a deer deemed mortally wounded or dangerous. “I’ve been charged and knocked down by a (wounded) buck,” Jeanneney said. He currently has a dachshund recovering from being injured by a deer. Harre said Missouri does not require trackers to be licensed, but hunters must have exhausted standard trailing methods, dogs must be leashed and permission gained from

deer, or the wrong species of game. “Every time I put the tracking harness on my dog, he knows what he’s there for,” Hesington said. “They know they’re tracking wounded game, and that’s their job at the time.” Hesington also uses his dogs on other game and has recently shot several rabbits with their help. Through the past four decades, Jeanneney said he’s see the development of a group whose prime outdoors passion is using their dogs to help locate game shot by others. “It can be a lot of work, and some long hours, but it is very enjoyable and rewarding for people who like working with dogs,” said, Jeanneney, who at 78 has given up some kinds of hunting but is still regularly tracking with dogs. “I’ve been known to climb down out of my treestand during the peak of rut to go help somebody recover a deer,” Hesington said. “I know guys that do 300 tracks a year or more. We have a lot of blood trackers who aren’t even hunters, they’re just people who want to work with their dogs and help make the best use of the resource.”

Is Kansas next? Both experts said they’re hearing from sportsmen in several states, including Kansas, who want to get tracking dogs legalized for wounded Courtesy photo game. Chris Tymeson, Wildlife and Parks John Jeanneney has owned and hunted with European wire-haired attorney, said while the use of dogs dachshunds since he brought his first dachshund back from Germany to recover deer has been discussed several decades ago. at several meetings, his department the local game warden. The law years. has never been asked to investigate specifically states trespass laws Many popular dog breeds are used the topic thoroughly. apply and hunters and dog handlers for blood trailing, as are some few Jeanneney said of Kansas, “… you cannot carry a gun or bow. Americans have heard of. need that one point man to lobby Hesington said most hunters find Jeanneney still uses wire-haired the state.” his contact information on the Unit- dachshunds and said the breed is Hesington said the biggest probed Blood Trackers website. He is popular for trailing in Europe. Helem he sees in other states “is a lack allowed to charge a nominal fee to sington has a Bavarian Mountain of education on the legislator’s help cover some travel expenses. Hound, a breed largely developed part.” Jeanneney said Deer Search volunfor tracking, and a wachtelhund, In Missouri, all has been going teers may not accept money but the another German breed that’s bred pretty well since tracking dogs begroup does welcome donations. for great diversity afield. He said came legal about five years ago. many trackers use European breeds “We don’t really hear any issues better known for bird hunting, like from our agents in the field or from Special training German shorthairs and German other hunters,” Harre said. “It’s actually gone over quite well.” Both trackers said it’s common for wirehairs, because the dogs have Several states have recently asked their dogs to locate a deer 24 hours good tracking instincts. Jeanneney said beagles, basset to look at Missouri’s model for alafter it was shot, and 48-hour finds hounds and Labrador retrievers are lowing the dogs afield. aren’t uncommon. “The (scenting) Donges thinks if tracking dogs are conditions are more important than commonly trained to track game in many parts of the country. legalized in Kansas, hunters will see the time that’s passed,” Jeanneney Hesington began training his dogs few additional problems afield. said. Some trails have led for several at 10 weeks of age, having them “If guys are going to hunt illegally miles. trail where raw liver was dragged they’re going to hunt illegally. They Success rates for the two trackers through the grass with a piece of the can already (run deer with hounds) and their dogs runs about 30 permeat at the end. Eventually trails and just say they’re hunting cent, though they estimate most of the deer they don’t recover were not become more complex and involved coyotes,” he said. “It doesn’t matter what it is, when you say you’re gofatally hit and many later appear on frozen deer blood and eventually long trails left by deer hooves ating to change things people get trail cameras or are shot by other tached to a trainer’s boots. alarmed, but if we can help people hunters. Jeanneney said he and his Its very rare that a well-trained recover their deer, we should.” dogs have helped recover about 300 dog takes off tracking the wrong deer or black bears through the /

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DEC.LIQUIDATION w/billing 316-524-0030 and Affirmative 316-683-0612 $650. 316-263-8110 28, 10:35 AM gion, sex, handicap, familial Hizar; bids will be procedures, 1 year status or national origin or an Action Employer. INDUSTRIAL RD SE Derby schools lrg NE: Small Community taken until 10am Dec. 1401 exp, data entry EMPORIA, KS 66801 intention to make any such LAND FOR SALE Studio & 1 bedroom 3br 2ba very nice 17, 2013 skills & must have preference, limitation or Manufactured Downdraft Tables, 2 Ton Brookhollow 260-6655 160 Acre wildlife par$750+dep. 729-9446 HS Diploma or 040 Overhead Boom, Clinical Dietitian discrimination. Housing/Lots adise with 70 NE Studios/1br Furn., GED. Join us on SE Remod. 3br, lg 2-car bills pd, tv w/cable, Wi-Fi, Freestand Gantry We will not knowingly accept Excellent opportunity acres of cultivaSaint Francis our journey. gar., no pets, $630+ free laundry, mthly. 37th 235 Lost & Found Crane, Tools, Cages, any advertising for Real Estate SW ’99 16x80 3/2 wdsd for motivated tion. Fantastic Community Services $600/dep. 371-2075 & Rock From $599 204-5105 Clark Forklifts, Terwhich is in violation of the law. individual to provide sgl roof, frt kitchen rolling terrain with is seeking resumes: Please apply to Press, Srink All persons are hereby informed fncd lot, workshop quality nutritional deep ravines and SE /SW 3br, 1ba, CH/A, NW: $225 moves you in, Found Terrier/mix named minal Job ID 3719179 or Wrap Machine, Shop that all dwellings advertised are security sys. Very nice. care to complex huge trees make w/d hkups appls, stu. & 1 bd’s. Colony 3720973 at Russell found 47th S & Conveyor, Shelving. available on an equal opportuniWanted Used Homes! patients including Quality Assurance this an excellent $595+dep. 267-0833 West Apts 316-722-3750 Seneca DMV. 993-2652 MUCH-MUCH MORE! ty basis. Quick Cash. 681-2818 development, hunting property NW: $250 Move In, 2 br, SW: 1415 Dayton If you believe that you may implementation, and Manager with stocked pond EOE. 2br 1ba, 1c overszd gar. w/d hkups Par Lane have been discriminated against monitoring of medical Located on 30 min. Little Bull Auction Co. 316-722-3750 $460. 316-263-8110 in connection with the sale, nutrition. Must work SW of Wichita. Oversees Quality rental or financing of housing, 055 Lots and Land 2BR, gar..$595-$625 collaboratively with AUCTION Price Reduced. Assurance process SW 1926 Catherine NW call The United States DepartSE 1-3BR........$395-$550 the medical staff, FRI. DEC. 20, 6:30 PM 40 Acres located on for the Wichita & 2 Bdrm 1 ba w/d hkup ment of Housing and Urban De- 125 acres of tillable SE Studio all bills.....$400 patients, families, and RN 230 W. 5th BellePlaineKs north Ridge Rd. West Region fncd yard no gar, shed velopment (HUD) at 1-800-669- farmland, NE of SW 3BR, appls.........$750 food service Collectibles, glassware, Price Reduced Reintegration $550 316-312-0581 Maize Schls 3BR ...$1050 9777. department to ensure pottery, china, figuNewton, text or call 160 Acres in NW offices, supervises SW 2br, ch/a, W/D hkps caretakers-of-america patients nutrition rines, coins, $5 gold, Sumner Co. 122 (316) 772-3887 Quality Assurance .com 682-1104 stv/refrig., hdwd flrs, care plans are books, blue diamond, acres of cultivaCoordinators, implemented and wedding set, toys, tion balance grass $550+dep. 316-691-8178 NW 3br 2ba, dbl car gar. Pets and coordinates Below $50,000 maintained. Current 005 primitives, Henry 22 with older farmbsmt, appls, $875/mo. w/DCF field staff SW: 702 W 46th St. S. state license and cal lever, 38 cal pistol, stead. Located (316) 993-4402 on issues & data 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Animals registered by the Bobcat CVA, hand & south of Suppesreconciliation. NW: 4800 W. 13th $525 316-269-0909 NW Repos! Free Info Commission of pwr tools. Much More! ville. Requires ability to 1 br, 1 ba, 1c gar, $475. www.highbridge VA/HUD too all areas. Dietetics Quality consignments wanted! 320 Acres cultivation travel, Bachelors CPM 316-263-8110 Weigand/Chuck 681-2818 Director of Nursing Registration. Wray Auction Service southern Stafford degree, previous Georgetown Court 1-800-954-WRAY (9729) WEST: 6506 O’Neil. 3 BR, NW: County. seeking an RN supervisory Hilltop Manor Co-op: $99 1st Mo Rent w/d 2 BA, fin bsmt, appl hookups. 40 Acres located ½ (BSN Preferred) to experience, data Call 684-5141 to view our (316) 719-3823 Clinical Liaison kit, att gar. NO pets. NW Kingsley Square mile south of lead our skilled reconciliation newly remodeled 1, 2 & 3 IMPOUND AUCTION 300 Pets For Sale 734-6488 Works with all clinical McArthur on nursing team. experience, Units, purchKS Impound Auctions $415, Studio $375 teams and groups in Successful candidate Bedroom 231st. Currently in WEST: 826 N. McComas, 1BR proficient in ase prices range from Bud Roat Tow 145 N Joann 943-8717 evaluating potential brome. Ideal will possess a Excel, Access & $8,500-$9,500 per Tues. Dec. 31, 2:00pm 3 BR, att gar, fen yd. Local animal care patients’ statuses and minimum three years apartment. We have NW: Rental Special building site. Power Point. Online Event - Bid Now! NO pets. $700/mo. Thur-Weds Only! and medical needs. LOOKING FOR of supervisory financing available for '05 H2 Hummer 87K welfare 734-6488 Beautiful 3 bdrm, 2 bath, Serves as an Hunting Properties? experience in a long you & monthly operating Competitive wages & Liberty Sport 1340 sqft and 2 bdrm, professionals warn '02 Jeep educational resource Give us a call! fees from $217-$247 term care benefits offered. '92 Lexus Cheney 5br 3ba, 2car gar 1 1/2 bth, 923 sqft. Brand that ownership of for the hospital and community, hospital '85 El Camino SS fully appl, w/d hkp, fncd, Gene Francis & Assoc. new plush carpet, indoor healthcare or other related Send resume w/ $1250+dep. 267-0833 pool, close to New professionals, and Real Estate Brokers animals can healthcare facility. salary needs to Market Square. Ready exotic assists the referring Must be an organized 010 $50,001-$100,000 & Auctioneers Real Estate-Pers. Prop to move in today! Call carry substantial Wichita, institutions in 12140 W. K-42 Hwy team builder with Ks. 683-0612 or LEASING PLUS for specials! 721-9090 risk to the owner addressing the needs Wichita, KS exceptional of specific patients. (316) 524-8345 communication skills NW: Spend the holidays and to the animal PUBLIC AUCTION NW Open House 2-4pm & TOTAL MGMT. Current RN or RT and solid employment here! Unique Studio Apts Fri., January 10, 2014 8618 NANTUCKET Residential Leasing license required. history. 832-1746 and is ill-advised. EOE 2:00pm FSBO (316) 729-7210 & Property Mgmt. 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Franklin #8 support as necessary Prairie View/ maintaining 1614 Fortuna Zoned light commerBOXER AKC MALE of the Marion County $795 Apt. 1BR 1BA 3br SE: hospital wide. Newton is currently compliance with all SUN 2-4. 400 N. BATTIN 1 3/4ba, 1c gar, $600. 12weeks.2nd cial. shots.Fawn Fair Grounds near the 1207 W. Franklin #6 recruiting for a state and federal ROSE HILL: 1638 N. CPM 316-263-8110 3 – 1 Acre lots located Parents on premises park.) Apt. 1BR 1BA ........$625 Qualified applicants full time (M-F, regulations. Main, $122,000. Fresh, SE: 2317 S. Mosley west of 53rd N. & $400 cash 316-308-0833 http://fleetfoot please contact 10a-6p) Masters remodeled 3 bed2 br, 1 ba, $475. Ridge road. Zoned PROPERTY Renee Schaffer, Level Clinician for Wichita Presbyterian room, 3 bath ranch. CAVALIER CPM 316-263-8110 light commercial. DRESS: 1470 Mushistoric-riverside Human Resources our Crisis Team. Manor is not for New paint, ceilings, AKC 2 m blen $700 Call Katie Ternes SE 423 S Oliver near VA tang Road, Marion KS -wichita-lofts/ Coordinator Masters degree profit acvtive living fixtures, carpet, (316) 524-8345 Hosp lg 1br w/d hkp $395 67063 327 N. Clayton ........$475 +dep Select Specialty & Kansas licensure and wellness kitchen counters, 580-363-4294 729-9780 640-5900 Duplex: 2BR 1BA Hospital required. Some community providing bathroom tile, counGene Francis & Assoc. PROPERTY LOCASOUTHEAST 929 N St Francis call required. independent living, ters & backsplash. Real Estate Brokers TION: From Peabody 8727 Lockmoor Cir. Wichita, KS 67214 Experience with assisted living and Fully applianced, fin12140 W. K-42 Hwy 7 miles North on $875 Duplex: 3BR 2BA 316-261-8308 crisis work long term care. ished basement with 433 Auctions Wichita, KS 67227 Nighthawk, 1 mile 1106 S. Water ......$550 433 Auctions BSchaffer@select preferred. Good family room, laundry West on 140th,then ¾ House: 3BR 1BA interpersonal and §§§§§§ room & bonus room. mi. North on Mustang. clinical skills New roof in 2011. For Info/Listings Call! required. Familiarity CODER Above-ground pool & For more PROPERTY LEGAL with community hot tub on 3-tiered information contact DESCRIPTION: deck. Open House, mental health Susan E Brown at Certified Coder & NW/4 29-20-3, MariSunday 2-4. Jan Tutdesired. Computer 316-942-7456 on County, Kansas tle, SEI Real Estate, or apply in proficiency Insurance Specialist <#H( 8QC4#J( G-0(+*,LJ 316-681-1200. person at required. F/T opening in PROPERTY DEWichita Presbyterian physician office for F(MPLN,*(-@(&(QL( ?,*#"#JB SCRIPTION: This 160 Manor, Complete an online experienced certified Acre farm has 140.13 4700 West 13th St. application at @(*9 .;J$ : .KJ$R'D6O ,! coder and insurance Acres cultivated Wichita, KS 67212. 433 Auctions specialist. 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How to get your home ready for holiday guests Hosting family members for the holidays is a great way to spend quality time with loved ones during a special time of year. For many families, the holidays are the one time each year when everyone can get together regardless of where they live or how demanding their commitments to work and family can be. When families gather for the holidays, many people often find themselves playing host to distant relatives. Accepting such hosting duties is an act that comes with many responsibilities, including readying the home for overnight guests. The following are a few ways hosts can prepare their homes for holiday guests. • Take inventory of linens. Overnight guests mean you will need extra bed linens, blankets and pillows.Take inventory of your linen closet now, and inspect each set of sheets to make sure they are still usable. If sheets are ragged or the blankets have thinned, purchase new linens so your guests feel as if they’re at home and don’t get cold overnight. If your linen closet is fully stocked with quality linens, clean them in the days leading up to your guests’ arrival. • Buy some night lights.You might be familiar enough with your home’s layout in the dark, but your guests likely won’t have that same sense of familiarity. Purchase a few night lights for the hallways and restrooms so guests can easily get around should they need to get up in the middle of the night to use the restroom.

• Childproof your home if necessary. Kids can be curious, so holiday hosts without children of their own should childproof their homes before any guests arrive with kids in tow. Move hazardous materials to high shelves • Clean out the closets. If your hall that kids can’t reach, and make sure closets are largely used for storing any prescription medications are also miscellaneous items, clean them out out of reach of youngsters. If your for the coming days to make room for home has any steep staircases, consider your guests’ coats, jackets, scarves, hats, purchasing some child gates or asking and shoes. Moving these items, be it your guests to bring their own gates to reduce the risk of young kids falling down your stairs. • Stock up on toiletries and other essentials. Replenish your supply of toiletries Preferred before guests arrive. Stock up on toilet Properties of paper, tissues, toothpaste, shampoo, Kansas, Inc. conditioner, and lotion in the days leadInformation ing up to the holidays. In addition, conPrices and availability sider buying kitchen items like paper subject to change without towels, napkins, plastic cutlery, and notice. paper plates. Paper plates may come in especially handy, saving you the trouble of having to load up the dishwasher after meals in which paper plates and plastic cutlery would have sufficed. • Give your common areas a thorough cleaning.Any common areas of the home, including the foyer, living room, dining room, kitchen, and restrooms, 410 Kodiak & 317 Kodiak should be given a thorough cleaning OPEN 2-4 prior to your guests’ arrival. Clean any Homes from bedrooms where guests will be stay$ $ ing as well.You don’t need to devote *1&),#$ ), %34(#. " 0/-, ' 42 +#&!4 as much time to cleaning your own "%$!+1%- 2*+31+)1% bedroom or home office, but make sure +++5873.!+77%0!79#0<.#05(79 these rooms are presentable as well.


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Q: How long did it take Martin Freeman to shoot the three Hobbit movies? —Enrique G., Jersey City

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The actress, 62, stars on The Millers (CBS, Thursdays) and in August: Osage County, out Dec. 25. How are people reacting to you as Carol on The Millers? Everybody says, “You’re just like my mother.” Which is sort of frightening. I think there are a lot of controlling mothers. Are you like Carol? My mother was so uncritical that I guess I decided to be the opposite. How so? Oh, I could just shoot myself sometimes, thinking of the things I’ve said to my daughter. “Are you going to wear that?” “Does that match?” Silly, stupid stuff. What was it like working with Meryl Streep in August: Osage County? I’d love to take half the credit for our coming off as sisters [onscreen]. But that was all Meryl. She found ways to copy me. I remember thinking, “I never noticed that Meryl laughs like me.” Do you have a Your characters are good question for Walter at keeping secrets. Are Scott? Post it at facebook you? Actually, I’m pretty .com/parademag. much up front.


Will Shirley MacLaine be back on Downton Abbey? —Margaret D., Alexandria, Va.

A: Yes. At 79, MacLaine is going strong—and so is her brash character, Cora’s American mother, Martha Levinson (season four premieres on PBS Jan. 5). After tangling with Maggie Smith’s Dowager Countess last season, ason, Martha’s back with ith her son, played by Paul aul Giamatti. Says MacLaine, “Everybody ybody on the set is so formal and educated. Paul and I went around cusssing just to make ’em laugh.” For more, go to claine. Shirley MacLaine ass Martha Levinson on Downtonn Abbey >


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Lee and Morty Kaufman take a spin.

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Oscar winner Emma Thompson invites us into her London home and chats about men, motherhood, and her new role as Mary Poppins author P.L. Travers

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Emma Thompson greets me in bare feet at the door of her redbrick row house. She takes my coat, asks me to leave my shoes in the hall, and leads me into a simply furnished sitting room on the second floor. Looking very blond and youthful in an oversize gray turtleneck and black slacks, she settles back onto a sofa and vigorously pats a cushion, saying, “Sit right here by me.” • Thompson, 54, is currently starring in the terrific new film

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I found the story wonderful. I thought, “How many roles do 54-year-olds like me get? Please let me do it.” I love the Poppins books, and I love the [1964] film.

Really? That wasn’t a wig?

No, it was my hair! It was a nightmare. People would bleat in the streets as I went by. I didn’t have sex for six months! Travers’s personal story is touching. She seems to have been very unhappy.

Dead Again

“A wildly thrilling time. My husband [costar-director Kenneth Branagh] and I had a little house [in L.A.] with a pool. We had to be slender and we weren’t naturally slender, so I remember making diet food.”

I don’t think she ever found lasting hap-piness. She was in pain all her life. Itt often happens, of course, that peoplee n who had traumatized childhoods turn into very good children’s authors. The love for an absent father is also a theme in the movie.

Absolutely. And it’s so moving. An awful lot of people have experienced absence or abandonment. My father died at 53, which was terribly difficult to accept. It’s a part of our lives, but we don’t have many films about that. Instead we like to make films that celebrate a romantic ideal.

The Harry Potter films “I had great fun doing Sybill. The genius of that costume—the wig and the glasses—I mean, Barack Obama could have played her. I did a silly voice, but really it was that costume.”

Many of your movies touch on love: love e discovered, love lost, love unrequited. Why is that?

Partly because it’s one of the major areass in which women are allowed to takee part. It’s not as if I’ve got the same kind of choices as Brad Pitt in filmmaking. But also because love is the only thing that matters. Not just romantic love— the Greeks had at least five words for different kinds of love. There’s affection, Eros, family love ... It’s exactly what we’re designed to do.

In Saving Mr. Banks, she comes off as prickly and unglamorous.

When you were at Cambridge, you became a feminist. I don’t mean that in a negative sense.

Travers herself said that women’s lives

No, it’s not a negative word.

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But at the root of it seems to be an examination of the relationship between men and women. What led you to that?

It’s a good question. Taking it back a little, if we assume—correctly, I think— that things like abandonment … For instance, my mother was a child of the Second World War; she was evacuated at the age of 7, after which she didn’t see her parents much. Her father left the family when she was 12, and she assumed it was something to do with her mother and that women were perhaps not as interesting as men. She would say that now. How much of that did I ingest? That sense of having to be as terribly interesting as I could possibly be? My mother did have a wonderful relationship with my father, and I think I idealized that to a degree. Your first marriage, to Kenneth Branagh, ended in divorce, and you wrote in your published diaries about your depression and anger.

I don’t feel anger or depression about it now. I think we place a lot of pressure on ourselves and our relationships. We have this romantic idealism that we should all really have a little think about. We want things to last forever, and we’re very keen on the notion of betrayal, which is a strong word to use. Yes, it was very painful, but it was also something that happens between people a lot. Sometimes things go wrong and it doesn’t last, and that seems to me perfectly reasonable. From your diaries, it sounds like that was a very difficult time for you.

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“Dustin Hoffman and I had worked on Stranger Than Fiction, and I sent this to him and said, ‘Let’s do it.’ You absolutely believe that these two people who have disappointment and sadness in them find something in each other.”

I was unhappy. I was not very well, actually. But I wrote Sense and Sensibility, and as we shot, I started to come alive again. And then Greg [Wise] rescued me out of that depression in many ways. Was it love at first sight with Greg?

No, not at all. You want that, don’t you? Sorry. It’s wonderful when it happens.

Oh, it does happen. But I wasn’t really up for it. With love at first sight you’ve got to be quite whole in yourself. When you began making movies, were you pressured to be glamorous?

Not really. I was so fierce. I marched


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tend to divide into three parts: nymph, mother, and crone. And that you look forward to [being a] crone because that’s when you’ve acceded to wisdom but still have enough energy to get about. I’m still in the mother bit, but when Travers went to Disneyland, she was in her 60s, in the crone stage. I had to have my hair permed for the movie.


Saving Mr. Banks, based on Walt Disney’s campaign to convince P. L. Travers, author of the Mary Poppins books, to let him make a musical about her magical governess creation. In 1961, in need of money, Travers (Thompson) agrees to go to Los Angeles to meet with Disney (Tom Hanks) and the film’s creative team, but she’s highly skeptical about almost everything they propose and insists on tape-recording their conversations. Meanwhile, flashbacks to her tumultuous childhood in Australia and the death of her father show how her worldview was shaped. Saving Mr. Banks marks the first onscreen pairing of Oscar winners Hanks and Thompson, though “for a long time we’d looked for something to do together,” says the actress. After reading the script, “I rang Tom and said, ‘This is great, because it’s not a romance. It’s about a battle that they both win and lose. It’s perfect.’ ” As we cover a host of topics over the course of the afternoon, both Thompson’s 14-year-old daughter, Gaia (with her actor husband Greg Wise, 47, whom she met while filming Sense and Sensibility), and her 81-year-old actress mother, Phyllida Law, pop in and out; Law, who lives across the road, brings in bottles of milk from the front stoop to the big cluttered kitchen. There is wine and gossip and laughter, and Thompson thoughtfully answers every question.

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onto the Johnny Carson show [doing publicity for Howards End] wearing a shapeless dress and flat shoes. I looked like a geography teacher. In my 20s, I eschewed everything overtly female. I didn’t have a handbag; I’d carry a plastic bag. I was quite militant, anticonsumerist. I still am, but I’ve got a few more handbags now. [laughs] God forgive me! It’s only recently that I’ve even bothered with glamour because it seemed like a fun idea.

young man wanted to talk to me at the party.

Talk a bit about your daughter, Gaia. She was conceived through IVF, is that right?

Is he legally your son?

Yes. I was 40 when I had Gaia, and [pregnancy] didn’t happen for me again. What is she doing now?


She’s at school. She’s rehearsing West Side Story; she’s in the Jets. And I am doing Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd [at New York’s Lincoln Center in March]. I’m training my voice now. Oh, I’m excited! Your family also includes Tindy [Tindyebwa Agaba, a former Rwandan child soldier], who came into your life in 2003. Where did you meet him?

I used to give Christmas parties at the Refugee Council, a wonderful organization. One year this beautiful, non-English-speaking

Did he know who you are?

No. He was staying with a foster family in London, and it struck me that he was quite depressed. So I arranged to meet him for a walk. There must have been a connection because we’re so close now, so similar. It’s strange—it just grew into a familial relationship. He’s earned a master’s degree in human rights law. He’s 26 now, and one of the great lights of all our lives. No. It’s very difficult to adopt because he doesn’t know the status of his mother. Sometimes celebrities are criticized for adopting third-world children as if they were fashion accessories.

Kind of hard work, if you’re going to have accessories. A lot of Hollywood films celebrate values that are everything you’re opposed to.

You’re right. I try to not do those films. You have to understand the effect a movie has. The films I’ve made for children have been my hardest work, my best, because kids deserve the best. You look at what’s out there for children today, these awful things, the continued on page 22 cynicism of DECEMBER 15, 2013 | 13

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Guiding Light A Georgia group is helping foster teens take back their lives By Barry Yeoman


he smile that enlivens Gi’Nia Stone’s face seems nothing short of miraculous. For much of her early childhood, Stone had little to smile about, as she and her brother contended with their mother’s rage and abuse. When Stone was 6, a caseworker removed the two children from the family’s Georgia trailer, and Stone spent most of her remaining youth shuttling between some 20 foster homes. The statistics for foster kids like Stone—about 400,000 nationwide—can be grim. Studies show the youth who age out of the system face an increased risk of unemployment and incarceration. (In many states, they’re typically forced out on their 18th birthdays.) According to a national survey, 25 percent of these former foster kids experience homelessness. As a survival mechanism, foster teens often retreat into themselves. “I said, ‘I refuse to be hurt by anyone else,’ ” recalls Stone. “ ‘I’ll live in this bubble and it’s where I shall remain.’ ” Then, in 2010, when Stone was 17, she heard about the

ROLE MODELS Sam Bracken (above) shares his story with teens in his program; graduate Gi’Nia Stone now represents foster kids in the Georgia governor’s office.

Orange Duffel Bag Initiative (ODBI), a new life-coaching program for at-risk teens. Cofounded by Sam Bracken, a successful businessman who was once homeless himself (and carried his possessions in an orange duffel bag), ODBI had an ambitious curriculum. Encourage the youngsters to dream. Help them develop strategies to achieve their dreams, down to the nitty-gritty of researching college scholarships. Don’t

sugarcoat the obstacles they’ll face. Surround them with adult advocates, including community volunteers. Create space for them to tell their stories. Then reward their work with a duffel containing a laptop. Over seven weeks, ODBI’s certified life and executive coaches guided Stone as she developed a plan to become a pediatric neurosurgeon. They also helped her and the 24 other participants confront their childhood traumas. By the program’s end, Stone felt she had the skills and confidence she needed to attend Agnes Scott College. And soon after that inaugural class graduated, civic leaders began to take notice of this innovative model for reaching some of the nation’s most vulnerable kids.


racken, today’s guest speaker, is fielding questions from two dozen teens in a cafeteria at Atlanta Technical College. “How do you keep going,”

asks one young woman, “when bad stuff just keeps coming up?” “Great question,” says the 290-pound former college football player, whose voice cracks with emotion as he talks. “You always have trials. What allows you to go through anything in the short term is a long-term vision that you’re excited about, something that leverages your passion, your talent, your love.” He should know. Growing up in Las Vegas, Bracken was beaten and abused. His drug-addled mom, the “den mother” for a motorcycle gang, threw him out at 15. A handful of adults—including Bracken’s doctor, a football coach, and members of his church—took him under their wings, offering friendship and advice. Bracken attended Georgia Tech on an athletic scholarship and eventually became an executive at a consulting firm. Hoping that his life experiences could help others, Bracken teamed with author Echo Garrett to write My Orange Duffel Bag, an illustrated memoir and self-help manual organized around principles such as gratitude, meaning, and choice. It was published just before Bracken and Garrett launched their coaching progr ra three years ago. The gram c course, now 12 weeks long, has g graduated 300 Georgia teens i four cities. Garrett says virin tually all have earned a high GRADUATION GIFT Teenagers who

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school diploma or GED or are on track to do so. (By comparison, 36 percent of teens who age out of the system don’t earn diplomas by age 19, according to a study.) Bracken and Garrett have received queries from around the country and are looking to expand into Utah, Alabama, and Florida. Vernona Moseley, casemanagement director at the Hephzibah Children’s


To make a donation or volunteer, go to theodbi .org/ways-to-help. Home in Macon, Ga., recently saw three of her residents graduate. “They had more articulation about what they wanted to do,” she says. “ They came back as changed people.” Two now attend college. But college admission isn’t the end goal: ODBI mentors its graduates into adulthood. That’s good news for Stone, who was forced by finances to leave school. “I haven’t lost hope,” she says. Her team of advocates is helping her reenroll in 2014. Meanwhile, she represents foster youth on the Governor’s Advisory Board for Children and Families. “I’m going to be a pediatric neurosurgeon,” she says. “And I say, ‘I’m going.’ Not ‘I’m trying.’ ”

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e’s been a rapper, a model, an actor, and a producer, but Mark Wahlberg, 42, earned “IT WAS a new title in 2013: high COOL BEING THE YOUNGEST school graduate. The Boston IN A BIG FAMILY. native, who calls dropping out UNTIL I STARTED in ninth grade “one of my GETTING BEAT UP A LOT!” biggest regrets,” got his diploma over the summer. “I didn’t want my kids saying, ‘You didn’t finish school—why do we need to?’ ” he says. Hitting the books was no easy feat for a guy who starred in four movies in the past year, including Lone Survivor (in theaters Dec. 25), based on a tragic Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan in 2005. Wahlberg—who lives in L.A. with his wife, Rhea, and their four children, ages 3 to 10—tells Erin Hill what sustains and motivates him.

biggest takeaways from filming Lone Survivor? It takes a very special individual to become a SEAL. I felt it was so important to give the guys who never came down off that mountain their due. My wife couldn’t talk for 45 minutes after she saw the movie. All she kept thinking about were the sons and fathers and mothers and daughters out there fighting for our freedom. You take it for granted. Audiences will see another side of you when the reality series Wahlburgers, about your family’s Boston burger

Faith is obviously a big part of your life. It’s the most important part of my life. I don’t try to push it on anybody and I don’t try to hide it. What would people be surprised to know about you? My sons and I thoroughly enjoy Legos. We go to the toy store every week for more. I never want to take what we build apart; I want to put it on a shelf. My wife is starting to get a little annoyed with the Legos lying around.

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One of Hollywood’s busiest stars, he makes room on his shelves for both awards and Lego creations joint, debuts [A&E, Jan. 22]. It’s compelling because we’re building a business with family, which is not easy to do. My mom kind of runs it with my brother Paul, and Donnie and I are trying to expand. Expect a lot of laughs and arguments from a bunch of Irish Catholics! What makes Boston so special to you? It’s a great blue-collar town. Just

look at what happened with the marathon bombings and how people rallied together. When I was watching the World Series, I told my wife and kids how important it was for the city, how much it would mean to people. How do you spend Sundays? If the kids are good, I’ll have doughnuts for them at 6:30 in the morning, and I’ll say, “You guys gotta let Mommy sleep in!”

Entourage fans are excited that the movie is happening. I’m thrilled. We’ll be shooting in L.A. in April. Who’s in your entourage now? My wife, the kids, and a wonderful nanny. When I’m filming, all the guys are with me; but if I’m not at work, I’m with my family. Did you feel you had a lot to prove early in your career? Certainly. I don’t think it was customary for people from a music background to be accepted in film in a serious way. Considering what I had to overcome, I’ve had plenty to motivate me. Even more so today—I’m passionate about what I do. I’m a little older, but I’m not getting lazy!


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I’ll go to church at 7:30 and everybody will be eating breakfast when I come home. Then we’ll go to church again at 10:30, if things aren’t too hectic. Or if one of the kids has a game we’ll watch them play. It’s a nice family day.

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on your risk of acquiring countless conditions—from cancer to heart disease to diabetes,” says David Harrison, M.D., U.S. medical director for Best Doctors, a global health company based in Boston. This time of year offers a great opportunity to create a history. “When you get together with family, you relive memories, making it easy to ask about health issues,” says Kathryn Teng, M.D., director of the Center for Personalized Healthcare at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Immediate family members like your parents and siblings are a good place to start. “This will get you 90 percent of the way,” Harrison says, adding that in most situations, it’s not

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When 46-year-old Efrat Roman went in for a breast MRI at age 40, the results confirmed her worst fears: She had cancer. She wasn’t surprised. Roman’s mother, grandmother, and several great-aunts had also had the disease. Knowing it ran in her family prompted Roman

on your risk of acquiring countless conditions—from cancer to heart disease to diabetes,” says David Harrison, M.D., U.S. medical director for Best Doctors, a global health company based in Boston. This time of year offers a great opportunity to create a history. “When you get together with family, you relive memories, making it easy to ask about health issues,” says Kathryn Teng, M.D., director of the Center for Personalized Healthcare at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Immediate family members like your parents and siblings are a good place to start. “This will get you 90 percent of the way,” Harrison says, adding that in most situations, it’s not

to be proactive about screenings. “I believe more knowledge is power,” says Roman, now a cancer survivor. Sometimes, though, your family history isn’t so obvious. That’s what Karen Diaz, 34, found when her father was diagnosed with Factor V Leiden thrombophilia, a rare bloodclotting disorder. “I got tested, and discovered that I have the condition, too,” she says. Diaz now knows that because the disorder may prevent her body from dissolving blood clots, she’ll need to be closely monitored if she ever has surgery. “Genetics have a big effect

necessary to go beyond aunts, uncles, and grandparents when you trace your medical lineage. What are you looking for? Conditions that family members have been diagnosed with, ages at which they were diagnosed, and risk factors or behaviors—“if your mother had lung cancer, note whether she was a smoker,” Harrison says. You can also find out more about the countries of origin of your relatives, which can help you figure out what diseases your family might be prone to. Once you have the information, share it with your family and update it yearly.

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By Marilyn vos Savant

Consider a cubical structure composed of unit cubes (like a child’s building blocks), four on an edge. Without drawing the structure or actually assembling it, how many cubical shapes can you envision within it? —Loren Booda, Arlington, Va. Ah, a wonderful brain exercise for you, readers, the next time you’re lying in bed, unable to fall asleep. Close your eyes, envision a transparent structure composed of clear cubes, and then count ’em up! The answer appears at the end of the column.

I know little or nothing about some subjects. When someone starts talking about one of them, I stay silent except to agree with the speaker now and then. But if he or she asks me something, I get embarrassed when I can’t give a meaningful answer. Should I just tell the person in the beginning that I’m ignorant about the subject and would like to talk about something else? —Dee Forzi, Murrieta, Calif. I’ll bet your question resonates with plenty of cocktail-party

she will have a great time, and you’ll learn a lot. And if the individual doesn’t want to go to the trouble to educate you, he or she will quickly take the initiative to change the subject without you needing to ask.


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guests. Here’s what I do in that situation. Say something like, “Hey, I know almost nothing about fracking. [Or whatever subject you’re clueless about.] Could you just tell me some of the basics first?” Some people love to explain stuff. If this person does, he or


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