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Praeger still working to insure Kansas By Giles Bruce

When the national health care website got off to a rocky start following its rollout in October, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger was helpless to do much about it. Later, when it was reported that only a few hundred of the 370,000 uninsured Kansans had signed up for coverage that month, she wasn’t surprised, either. Things might have gone dif-

ferently had Praeger had any say in it. In early 2011, the Lawrence Republican began to develop a statebased website Praeger for Kansans to purchase insurance under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. That plan was dashed when Gov. Sam Brownback sent back a federal grant to be used for the site’s

implementation. Instead, Kansans would have to go to the federally run marketplace at Despite opposition to the law among many in her political party, Praeger has been trying to make sure one major goal of health care reform succeeds: getting more people insurance. Her department created a website,, where Kansans can explore their new insurance options. She and other staffers have traveled the state

to explain how the law works. I think what little we’ve And her office is helping outreach workers in Kansas to been able to do in the make sure that they have up-to- state is largely a result date information. Expanding access to care has of Sandy’s leadership. long been an issue of impor- There’s no more respected tance to Praeger, a founding voice in the state on these member a quarter-century ago issues.” of Lawrence safety-net clinic Health Care Access. “You cannot get sick in our country today — Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the without insurance,” she said in Health Reform Resource Project Please see PRAEGER, page 2A

KU hires new director of state affairs

‘I’m looking for another angel’


Former legislative liaison will be primary contact between university and the state By Scott Rothschild

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SAUNNY SCOTT is a longtime Lawrence advocate for the homeless and other causes. Saunny balances her determination to help others with her own struggles, including nearly losing her house at 1901 Barker Ave. She also cares for an adult daughter with cerebral palsy.

Advocate for homeless may end up meeting the same fate By Giles Bruce

Saunny Scott has done a lot over the years to ensure that people in Lawrence had a place to rest their head at night. Now she not might have a place of her own. Saunny, a longtime advocate for the homeless in Lawrence, is at risk of losing her own home in East Lawrence after her daughter, who has cerebral palsy, had her disability benefits cut.

You would think Saunny, She’s a very 76, has had her hands too full at home to worry about what’s dynamic person, she’s going on in the community, a leader and she but that’s apparently not in her character. She has served understands the plight on task forces dedicated to im- of the homeless proving accessibility for peo- person.” ple with disabilities. She sat on a committee to encourage the city to start providing bus ser- — Hilda Enoch, local activist vice at night, which it did. And, not least of all, she has helped get numerous homeless peo- stay at her place. ple off the streets of Lawrence, “Sometimes at meetings even going as far as to let some I think, Why am I still sitting


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Two weeks before the start of the 2014 legislative session, Kansas University on Monday announced hiring a new director of state relations who will play a major role in changing KU’s strategy in dealing with state policymakers and try to get Republican legislative leaders to restore budget cuts from last session. Lindsey Douglas, who has been legislative liaison for the Douglas Kansas Department of Transportation, will be the primary contact between KU and state government officials in her new $85,000-a-year position. “Lindsey’s experience I’m very in state government, her excited to advocacy work and legal training will make an work with the outstanding addition to KU team to the public affairs team promote and at the University of Kansas,” said Tim Caboni, represent our vice chancellor for pub- state’s flagship lic affairs at KU. institution with Douglas has served as the Kansas chief of policy and legislative affairs at KDOT Legislature.” since August 2010 and joined the agency in — Lindsey Douglas, 2009. She played an inte- director of state gral role in the passage of relations for KU T-WORKS, the 10-year, $8 billion statewide transportation construction program, KU said. “I am very excited to work with the KU team to promote and represent our state’s flagship

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Man dies in Herington check on his welfare. The man, who is believed to be in his apartment fire 50s or 60s, was pronounced HERINGTON— A fire at a north-central Kansas apartment building killed a man believed to be in his 70s. Fire officials are trying to determine what caused the fire early Monday on Main Street in Herington. Herington fire officials say the blaze started in a secondstory apartment above a vacant business. The man was found dead in the apartment, where he lived by himself. His identity has not been released. No other injuries were reported. Surrounding buildings were not damaged. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the fire. Herington is located about 70 miles southwest of Topeka.

dead at the scene. The bridge is just south of Wichita’s Riverside park. The coroner will determine the man’s cause of death but police say there were no obvious signs of trauma.

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TOPEKA — The city of Topeka sent two flags to its namesake submarine, which is currently being overhauled in Maine. Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast says the city recently sent three flags to the crew of the USS Topeka, in response to a request from submarine officials. The USS Topeka is a Wichita man dies nuclear-powered attack under bridge submarine. It has been in drydock since December WICHITA — Wichita police 2012 in Kittery, Maine. are investigating the death of Wolgast said his office a homeless man, who they say recently sent flags, which might have frozen to death flew Dec. 11 and 12 in front under a bridge. of City Hall. The flags will Police found the man’s be kept aboard the USS body under the bridge Sunday Topeka. afternoon after being called to


the plight of the homeless person,” said Enoch, 79. “It seemed like a natural thing to ask her.” Their efforts led to the creation of a drop-in day center and later an overnight shelter; the two eventually combined to become the Lawrence Community Shelter.

Organization builder In the 1960s, Saunny served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines, where she founded a women’s auxiliary at a local hospital. “That was my first experience with starting an organization and I had to go home and leave it behind. These,” she said, referring to the groups she’s involved with in Lawrence,


a recent interview. “We know, for instance, that the death rates for women with breast cancer are significantly higher if you don’t have insurance because you don’t get early detection. You don’t get the kind of treatment that people with insurance get. It’s just wrong. It’s just wrong.” Linda Sheppard, director of health care policy and analysis for the Kansas Insurance Department, said that while attending a recent meeting of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners it became clear that few states opposed to the law have been as proactive in their Affordable Care Act outreach as Kansas. “I think what little we’ve been able to do in 645 New Hampshire St. (News Center) Lawrence, KS 66044 (785) 843-1000 • (800) 578-8748

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institution with the Kansas Legislature,” said Douglas, who received a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Washburn University and a master’s degree in environmental law from Vermont Law School. Douglas has also worked for the Kansas Department of Agriculture and the Hein law firm and has been a presence in the Statehouse for the past eight legislative sessions. Douglas will replace Kathy Damron, who had lobbied for KU for years and

who will remain as a consultant during the transition period, Caboni said. Douglas will work only for KU and play a primary role in the school’s revamped state relations effort, Caboni said. Caboni said KU needs to adjust to the legislative elections of 2012, which produced a more conservative and less experienced Legislature. Last session, Republicans, who hold significant majorities in the Kansas House and Senate, cut KU funding by $13.53 million. Gov. Sam Brownback, also a Republican, signed those cuts into law. KU has said the cuts fell especially hard on the KU Medical Center, which has

reduced enrollment and laid off staff. Caboni said KU must do a better job of showing legislators how KU and higher education affects their communities. And he said KU would SUBSCRIPTIONS : 832-7199 work on developing deeper ties in communities across per month with green $16.75 $17.75 the state. “You can’t focus 7 days, M-S $11.50 only under the (Statehouse) 3 days, F,S,S $10.50 $6.50 $7.50 dome. You need to be out and Sun Only about,” he said. Didn’t receive your paper? For billHe also said that top KU ing, vacation or delivery questions, call leaders, including Chancel832-7199. lor Bernadette Gray-Little, Weekday: 6 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Provost Jeff Vitter, and Doug Weekends: 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Girod, executive vice chanIn-town redelivery: 6 a.m.-10 a.m. cellor of the KU Medical Center, will be more avail- Published daily by The World able to talk to legislators Company at Sixth and New during the session that starts Hampshire streets, Lawrence, KS 66044-0122. Telephone: 843-1000; Jan. 13. or toll-free (800) 578-8748.

A tough situation A few years back, Saunny helped her youngest daughter, Bea, start her own business, washing and folding towels for salons and fitness

centers. Because of a lack of customers, though, Saunny says the operation has become more of a hobby at this point for her daughter. But when her daughter’s disability payments were cut by about $500 a month recently because she owed money related to the business venture, Saunny could no longer afford her mortgage payments. She’s waiting to find out if she can refinance. Her house isn’t just any house. Besides being the one she’s lived in since 1986, its main level is fully accessible for people with disabilities, complete with a wheelchair ramp, grab bars and wide doorways. Saunny also has to now rely on a mix of food stamps, senior meals and a local food pantry to keep herself and her daughter fed. Even so, she plans to continue her

advocacy, including pushing the city to offer bus service on Sundays and holidays, expanding affordable housing in Lawrence and abolishing the death penalty in Kansas and elsewhere. During a recent interview, Saunny told the story of how, when someone called to tell her that her eldest son had died, her younger son picked up the phone at the same time and heard everything. He immediately came downstairs and hugged her. “It would have been so much harder if I were alone,” she said. “Things like that happen and you think: angels, serendipity. “I’m looking for another angel experience, I guess,” she said, referring to the situation with her home. “But of course they don’t happen when you’re looking for them.”

ing debated, insurance regulators spoke before Congress to encourage lawmakers to let states run their own health insurance websites, or exchanges. But political opposition to Obamacare grew to the point where Praeger wasn’t even shocked when the governor returned that $31.5 million federal grant. “Taking that money doesn’t mean we would have necessarily had a successful exchange,” said Burdett Loomis, a political science professor at Kansas University, noting that states like Maryland and Oregon have run into trouble with their websites. “That said, we’re a small state, and with the aggressive participation of Commissioner Praeger, I think there was a very good chance we would have a had a pretty strong exchange.” More surprising to

Praeger was the governor and Legislature’s decision not to participate in the law’s Medicaid expansion. Because of the way Obamacare was written, that leaves residents between 32 percent and 100 percent of the federal poverty level ineligible for subsidies at Praeger estimates that applies to about 70,000 Kansans, many of whom she says will continue to rely on the emergency room for health care. “I think eventually we’re going to have do Medicaid expansion,” she said. “Members of our state Legislature are going to start hearing from upset constituents.” Despite the initial stumbles, Praeger believes health care reform will eventually succeed and be looked at one day in the same light as Medicare and Social Security, which she noted also faced opposition at

first. For now, Praeger plans to ride off into the sunset at the end of next year (at least from Topeka to Lawrence) and join her husband, Mark, a Lawrence physician, in retirement. Not that she’d want to run for office again. Besides believing she would have trouble getting through a Republican primary for insurance commissioner, Praeger believes the political environment has gotten way too toxic. “I’ve been asked a lot, Why won’t I run for governor? I don’t want to do what you have to do to win today. You have to run negative ads, and we’ve never done that,” she said. “Now, I feel like I can retire and look back on a career and feel proud about it.”

“I don’t have to leave.” To Loring Henderson, executive director of the Lawrence Community Shelter, that’s just another example of Saunny’s effectiveness as a leader. “She sees a need and she helps to put together groups of people who can work on that need and builds organizations that seem to have an ability to survive,” he said. “I know she’s not fickle and she’s not fly by night. She’s very much dedicated and stays with things.” Saunny came to Lawrence to study toward her master’s degree at Kansas University. She had an interest in childhood development, with a focus on teaching language to deaf children. She had an interest in raising them too. She has adopted four children, each with different severities of physical or developmental disabilities. Her first child, a son, was

deaf and blind (he has since died). Her oldest daughter, who is now in Texas, is severely hearing impaired. Her third child, a son who initially had a hearing problem that has since improved, resides and works in Lawrence. Her youngest daughter has cerebral palsy and lives at home with Saunny. Years ago, Saunny was rear-ended on the highway by a driver who had fallen asleep. She hurt her back and was diagnosed with arthritis. Continuing school became too difficult for Saunny, whose husband had left her years earlier, so she worked part time and took care of her kids.

the state is largely a result of Sandy’s leadership,” said Sheldon Weisgrau, director of the Health Reform Resource Project in Kansas. “There’s no more respected voice in the state on these issues.” Praeger, 69, is preparing to begin the final year of her third term as insurance commissioner and what she says will be her last in politics, ending a career in public service that started on the Lawrence City Commission in the 1980s. On the issue of health care reform, Praeger has bucked much of her party by being outspoken in favor of the Affordable Care Act (though she admits it’s a lot easier to do when she no longer plans to run for public office). But she says it’s difficult not to have a larger role in instituting the biggest expansion of health coverage in decades. While the law was be-

— Reporter Giles Bruce can be reached at 832-7233. Follow him at GilesBruce

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Trail work unlikely to begin before fall

‘If you can do something that would help someone a lot, why not do it?’


SLT construction causing delay By Chad Lawhorn

It is going to be great. The big trail loop around The roughly $220,000 plan the city certainly is getto significantly improve a hike-and-bike trail through ting closer.”

southeast Lawrence is likely to wait until late fall. A slightly larger project — a $130 million completion of the South Lawrence Trafficway — is taking precedence. Chuck Soules, Lawrence’s director of public works, said work to convert the existing Haskell rail trail that runs from 23rd Street to 29th Street from an unpaved path

— Mark Hecker, the city’s assistant director for Parks and Recreation to a fully functioning concrete trail will be affected by a detour planned as part of the SLT construction. “During the time we may Please see TRAIL, page 4A

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FREE STATE HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE ELIOT ECKERSLEY sorts and cleans supplies and educational items in the lending library at Child Care Aware, 2706 Iowa St. Eckersley is part of the Student United Way of Douglas County and participates with others in service projects over the semester break.

High school students spend break volunteering around community “

By Caitlin Doornbos

We’re trying to develop lifelong volunteers with this program. When students have positive experiences While her classmates were with service, they grow up to help their communities at home enjoying their winter break, Lawrence Free State wherever they live.”


Education advocates challenge recent poll on court’s role in funding By Peter Hancock

sophomore Eliot Eckersley was hauling boxes, cleaning toys and sorting learning materials for Child Care Aware on Monday morning. Eckersley was taking part in one of the semester break service projects of the Student United Way of Douglas County, a new group created by alumni of the United Way of Douglas County’s 2013 Summer of Service program who

A recent poll by a conservative lobby group suggests that a large number of Kansans oppose the idea of courts determining how much money should be spent on public schools. But advocates for public schools are criticizing the poll, saying the questions were loaded with false or misleading information intended to sway the way people would respond. The poll was conducted Dec. 18-19 by SurveyUSA on

— Shelly Hornbaker, Roger Hill Volunteer Center coordinator for United Way of Douglas County wanted more volunteer opportunities as the year progressed. Together, the program’s alumni worked with the United Way of Douglas County to form the Student United Way, organizing recruitment drives at local high schools and ar-

ranging service projects during winter break. Though she could have been relaxing at home, Eckersley said she and other Student United Way members would rather be putting their free time to good use. Please see STUDENTS, page 4A

behalf of Kansas Policy Institute, a conservative think tank that lobbies for lower taxes, limited government and “school choice” initiatives such as charter schools and vouchers. The first question in the poll asked respondents for their opinions about a school finance lawsuit now pending before the Kansas Supreme Court. The appeal challenges a lower court ruling that said the Kansas Legislature has violated the state constitution’s requirement to provide Please see POLL, page 4A

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School tech site land OK’d By Peter Hancock

The Lawrence school board formally accepted title Monday afternoon to about 11 acres of land that will become the site of a new technical education cenSCHOOLS ter for high school students. The vote occurred during a special meeting that lasted only a few minutes. But Superintendent Rick Doll noted it was the culmination of efforts go-

ing back years to expand job-training and career preparation programs in the Lawrence school district. The property near 31st Street and Haskell Avenue is being donated to the district by HiPer Real Estate Holdings LLC, which is affiliated with HiPer Technology Inc., a company that manufactures racing wheels in a plant at that location. The $5.7 million project is being funded with a portion of the $92.5 million bond issue that district voters approved in April. District officials

plan to begin construction of the new facility in early 2014, with plans to open for classes in the 2015-16 school year. The only other item of business at Monday’s meeting was the approval of a personnel report reflecting the recently announced retirement of Will Fernandez as principal at South Middle School and the hiring of Melinda Stanley as the district’s new director of technology. — Peter Hancock can be reached at 832-7259. Follow him at LJWpqhancock.

BRIEFLY Paula Schumacher, manager, Lawrence “I used to do it a lot, but now, in winter, not very much.�

Connie Snyder, retired, Eudora “The walking trails I use are in Clinton [State Park] and the dog park in De Soto.�

Chandra Blackwood, homemaker, Eudora “I’ve never actually got a chance to yet. It’s on my list of want-to things.�

New Year’s Eve policing increased

Thief steals from blacked-out diner

Search for drowning victim resumes

The Lawrence Police Department will increase enforcement beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday for the New Year’s holiday. The department reminds residents to make safe transportation arrangements before celebrating the holiday with alcohol, said police department spokeswoman Kim Murphree. Alcohol-impaired individuals in need of a ride home may call Tipsy Taxi at 785-842-8294 between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 3 a.m. Wednesday.

WICHITA — Wichita police are looking for the thief who victimized an unconscious driver at a fast-food restaurant’s drive-thru lane. The 43-year-old woman suffered an aneurysm and struck the speaker at a Taco Bell around 8 p.m. Sunday. She came to a stop in the drive-thru lane. Someone then reached into her vehicle and stole her wedding ring, a cellphone and a purse containing cash, credit cards and a checkbook. The woman was listed in critical condition Monday.

JUNCTION CITY — Recovery teams plan today to resume searching for a Fort Riley soldier who drowned on Christmas Eve while duck-hunting on a northeast Kansas lake. Thirty-one-year-old Thomas Hedrick fell into the icy lake the morning of Dec. 24 while trying to retrieve a duck shot by a fellow hunter. Police said the activeduty soldier went out on a makeshift boat to retrieve the duck, but stepped out onto an ice sheet when the boat began taking on water.




“If you can do something that would help someone a lot,� Eckersley said, “why not do it?� Shelly Hornbaker, Roger Hill Volunteer Center coordinator for United Way of Douglas County, said this attitude is the precise goal of the new student group, which strives to promote volunteer awareness and opportunities in the community. “We’re trying to develop lifelong volunteers with this program,�


Josh Fox auto mechanic, De Soto “I don’t.�

HOSPITAL BIRTHS Tiara Greenwood and Melvin Jones, Lawrence, a boy, Monday.

CORRECTIONS An item in Monday’s Journal-World about holiday closings involving Douglas County Senior Services was incorrect. Senior meals will be delivered today, which is New Year’s Eve. O

Dwayne Peaslee’s name was misspelled in a story Saturday about the new technical education center being jointly developed by the Lawrence School District and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Corp. Also, only the chamber’s portion of the new center will be named after Peaslee.

adequate funding for public schools. The trial court ordered the Legislature to increase state funding by nearly 15 percent, to $4,492 per pupil â&#x20AC;&#x201D; the amount already provided for in statute, but which the Legislature has not fully funded through appropriations. In asking peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion about the courtsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; role in deciding such a case, the KPI poll first explained the case differently: â&#x20AC;&#x153;A state court has effectively ordered legislators to increase school funding by $443 million, which would also automatically increase local property taxes by another $154 million,â&#x20AC;? the survey stated. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Regardless of whether you believe schools are adequately funded, how would you respond to this statement: It is appropriate for the courts to have final say on decisions of how much taxpayer money is spent on education.â&#x20AC;? LQIR /Î&#x2013;%(57< +$//)RUFDOODFFHVVLELOLW\    0$66  

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The survey of 500 adults from throughout the state showed the public almost evenly divided on the issue, with half saying they disagreed, and 47 percent saying they Doll agreed. The survey had a margin of error of 4.5 percentage points either way. KPI president Dave Trabert said the claim that local property taxes would rise as a result of the decision was based on an assumption that if the state was ordered to increase its share of education funding, then local districts would automatically allow their â&#x20AC;&#x153;local option budgets,â&#x20AC;? or LOBs, to rise accordingly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unless local school boards proactively vote to reduce their LOB rates, local taxes would increase by default,â&#x20AC;? Trabert said in an email to the JournalWorld.

ing Bingo with retirement home residents, cleaning and organizing materials at local nonprofits and packing away holiday decorations at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Hornbaker said seeing the young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enthusiasm for service is encouraging. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m energized and inspired by these students,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Their initiative makes me feel our community is in good hands as they go on to become our future leaders.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Caitlin Doornbos can be reached at 813-7146

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normally be building the trail, KDOT is planning to use the area to reroute some traffic,â&#x20AC;? Soules said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do construction until after the detour is done, which probably means late fall of 2014.â&#x20AC;? The new concrete trail will tie into the existing Burroughs Creek Trail, which stops at the 23rd Street overpass next to Haskell Indian Nations University. The new trail will run along the eastern edge of campus, following the path of an existing gravel trail. Soules said work wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t begin this summer because the Kansas Department of Transportation will pave a small portion of the existing trail near 29th Street to detour local traffic onto a temporary frontage road to serve area businesses. The small-scale detour will be in place while construction crews relocate Haskell Avenue near 31st Street a few hundred feet to the east as part of the SLT project. City commissioners in December agreed to sign a grant agreement with KDOT spelling out that the state will provide

about $175,000 for the project and the city will provide about $44,000 in matching funds. The cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s share will come from its infrastructure sales tax fund. The new trail, when combined with the existing Burroughs Creek Trail, will provide a continuous path from about 11th and Haskell in East Lawrence to 29th and Haskell in south Lawrence. The new trail will only be about two to three blocks shy of connecting with the new trail that will be built along the South Lawrence Trafficway. Mark Hecker, the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s assistant director for Parks and Recreation, said the city is likely to look for grant funding to connect the two trails. Once that connection is made, the city will have a continuous trail from 11th and Haskell all the way around southern Lawrence, into west Lawrence and ending at the Lecompton turnpike interchange in far northwest Lawrence. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is going to be great,â&#x20AC;? Hecker said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big trail loop around the city certainly is getting closer.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; City reporter Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362. Follow him at

Portions of roads to close for trafficway construction A mile-long stretch of East 1750 Road will be closed around the clock starting Jan. 13 and is expected to remain closed until spring 2015, the Kansas Department of Transportation announced. The portion between North 1250 Road and North 1360 Road will be closed in both directions for bridge embankment work that is related to the extension of the South Lawrence Trafficway. No marked detours will be provided. Drivers should expect minor delays and must use alternate routes during

could lead to cuts in local taxes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In some districts theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had to jack (up) their local mill rate, if they wanted to keep their funding at the same level,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So they either had to choose to cut their funding or increase their mill rate.â&#x20AC;? SurveyUSA CEO Jay Leve defended the poll and the wording of the questions. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We work with our clients in collaboration and ask questions we believe are accurate,â&#x20AC;? Leve said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t intentionally put false premises in any question.â&#x20AC;? The Supreme Court has not indicated when it will rule on that case, but many observers expect it around the same time the Kansas Legislature begins its 2014 session in January. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Peter Hancock can be reached at 832-7259. Follow him at LJWpqhancock.

the roadway closures. KDOT has also updated the planned schedules for work on two other roads that are currently closed for work related to the SLT project: O35th Street, from Iowa Street to the Baker Wetlands Visitor Center, is closed in both directions for box culvert construction work and is expected to reopen in mid-May 2014. O31st Street, from East 1700 Road to East 1750 Road, is closed in both directions for box culvert construction work and is expected to reopen in spring 2015.

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Resolutions can lead to a healthier you in 2014 By Karrey Britt Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department

With each New Year, one in three Americans resolve to better themselves in some way, but few stick to it. So, the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering five ideas along with local resources to help you achieve success and lead a healthier, happier life.

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SHELLY BENNETT, OF LAWRENCE, HOLDS HER 1-DAY-OLD DAUGHTER, MADELINE, and goes over information on postpartum depression awareness with Amy Johnson, registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. At the Birthing Center, discharge nurses brief new parents on symptoms to be aware of.

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to go for help,â&#x20AC;? said Hoffman, a 36-year-old mother of two. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I never want anyone to feel alone as I did going through it.â&#x20AC;? So sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s essentially made it her lifeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work â&#x20AC;&#x201D; sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s now studying toward a doctorate with a focus on perinatal mental health â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to increase public awareness about postpartum mental illness. She started a support group, Build Your Village, that meets regularly at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She teaches childbirth classes, informing expectant parents about postpartum mood disorders. And she has traveled the state to educate agencies that work with children about perinatal mental health.

Perinatal mood disorders Carrie Wendel-Hummell, a doctoral candidate in the sociology department at Kansas University, said she prefers the term â&#x20AC;&#x153;perinatal mood disordersâ&#x20AC;? to the more-oftenused â&#x20AC;&#x153;postpartum depression.â&#x20AC;? Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s because new moms (and even dads) can suffer from a variety of mental illnesses â&#x20AC;&#x201D; baby blues (temporary sadness in the days following birth), anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (after a difficult labor and delivery), psychosis â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with different

severities. Remedies can also range from self-help to medication and counseling. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the awareness message comes down to diversity: of conditions, of treatment options,â&#x20AC;? she said. Many people are under the misconception that postpartum depression is



only when women have feelings of harming their babies, a result of highprofile cases of mothers with forms of the disease who kill their children. This often prevents moms from seeking treatment, a stigma local advocates hope to overcome.

2. Move If you can find just 30 minutes each day to be physically active, it can change your life. That activity could be walking your dog, playing a dance video game or taking a bicycle ride. Moving just 30 minutes each day is the best

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1. Moderate Having a glass of champagne to celebrate the New Year or other special occasions is fine, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t overdo it. In 2011, there were about 240 preventable emergency room visits to Lawrence Memorial Hospital that were associated with binge drinking. For information about alcohol prevention and treatment services, call Lawrence-based DCCCA at 841-4138 or visit its website at The agency is providing FREE taxi rides from midnight to 3 a.m. Wednesday. Just call 842-TAXI (8294) and ask for â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tipsy Taxi.â&#x20AC;? Benefits to drinking less alcohol include: lower blood pressure, lower risk of cancer and liver problems, and weight loss.

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The Build Your Village group, for example, is not only for people suffering from mood disorders but also for mothers who just need support from other women in the same situation as them. One new mom attended a meeting recently because she had mental health issues in her family. Since then, she said, the group has become like a gang of friends who confide in and bounce parenting ideas off one another. But many mothers arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as proactive. Kennedy, the Lawrence mom who suffered from postpartum psychosis, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have an inkling that such a disorder was even a possibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I had no history of de-




pression or any problem, so it had never crossed my mind that it could happen to me,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t an issue I thought I would have to worry about.â&#x20AC;? Not seeking needed treatment for a perinatal mood disorder can put babies at risk for their own emotional or developmental disabilities later in life, said Michele Bennett, an ob-gyn specialist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They fail to thrive. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t bond as well. They have some social attachment issues. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at risk for (attention deficit disorder) spectrum down the road,â&#x20AC;? she said. So Bennett and her colleagues screen new mothers for symptoms at their 2- and 6-week postpartum appointments. At the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Birthing Center, discharge nurses provide parents with the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale,

which mothers (and their partners) can use to check for symptoms. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to teach moms as well as their spouses or partners,â&#x20AC;? noted Jody Keltner, a lactation consultant at LMH. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Maybe itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a grandmother or baby sitter or nanny that recognizes the symptoms and refers the mother somewhere.â&#x20AC;? Hoffman said she hopes new and expectant mothers take away three important lessons from her education: â&#x20AC;&#x153;First of all, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not alone â&#x20AC;&#x201D; we know upward of 20 percent of women have this. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not to blame â&#x20AC;&#x201D; this doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t say anything about the kind of mother you are or person you are. And, with help, you will get better â&#x20AC;&#x201D; you will be yourself again.â&#x20AC;?

to go on a diet that denies yourself of the foods you enjoy. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a strategy that rarely works. Instead, try â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with EACH meal â&#x20AC;&#x201D; to incorporate a fruit or vegetable. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s less expensive and easier than you think. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is planning to offer a free eight-week course, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Healthy Lifestyles on a Budget,â&#x20AC;? this winter and spring. The course is available to anyone. Participants will learn nutrition basics, food safety and how to make a quickand-nutritious meal. If interested in taking the course, contact AmeriCorps member Amanda Kong at 785-856-3373 or Dates for the courses have not been scheduled.

seven days a week. Why quit? Within 20 minutes, your heart rate and blood pressure drop, and within 12 hours the carbon monoxide level in your blood drops to normal. One year later, the excess risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a continuing smokerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

medicine any doctor can prescribe. It can help reduce arthritis, dementia, diabetes, anxiety, depression and risk of death â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s FREE. Yet, in 2011, about 17 percent of Douglas County adults did not participate in any physical activity or exercise. If you need some motivation to get started, there are a number of services and programs in Lawrence, including Red Dogâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dog Days, which is a FREE program for all ages and fitness levels. It meets three times a week. For more information, visit Lawrence Parks and Recreationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter and spring activities are open 4. Stop smoking For the one in five for enrollment. For more information, visit law- Douglas County adults who still smoke, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s never too late to quit. 3. Eat healthier If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve tried before, Did you know that in try again! 2011, 36 percent of DougThe Kansas Tobacco las County residents re- Quitline â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 1-800-QUITported consuming fruit NOW (749-8669) or KSless than one time per day â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is one of the and 14 percent reported most cost-effective reconsuming vegetables less sources. It provides FREE, than one time per day? private counseling and is Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make a resolution available 24 hours a day,

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5. Practice prevention Have you had your routine dental and doctor exams? As the saying goes, â&#x20AC;&#x153;An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.â&#x20AC;? People with a usual source of health care generally have better health outcomes and actually spend less on their health care. But 13 percent of Douglas County residents reported not seeing a doctor because of costs. That percent is higher for dental work. Fortunately for Douglas County, there are several clinics that provide care for low-income residents. They are: O Heartland Community Health Center, 1 Riverfront Plaza, Suite 100, 841-7297. O Health Care Access, 330 Maine St., 841-5760. O Douglas County Dental Clinic, 2210 Yale Road, 312-7770.

Son hacks momâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s email account to block messages from school Double Take

Dear Dr. Wes & Kendra: At the end of the semester, (my sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) school contacted me because I hadnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t responded to several emails. To make a long story short, I found out my son had hacked my email account and was preventing me from getting them. I know what to do (change my password and hand out the consequences) but I thought you could let other parents know that the issue of who is spy- on the door. ing on whom can go both ways where todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s kids Wes: This happens more are concerned. often than you think, and while I agree with Kendraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kendra: Your son is analysis of your sonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s intenseeking to block emails tions, I think you have to from the school, not take more decisive action. to read your personal He needs to understand emails. Your teen hacker that hacking your email is desires space and pri- seriously unethical. vacy. Whether thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deIf he feels youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re beserved or not, it appears ing too overbearing about he wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily try- school, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a worthing to spy. He was simply while discussion to have. deleting emails informing Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve often said that parents you about absences or need to let kids fail a bit in grades he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want you high school, so they know to view. how to succeed in college. Although hacking into a Following your kidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s evparentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s computer reflects ery move and nagging him a change in technology, in wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t help a struggling a way itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no different than teen achieve self-regulastudents of my parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; tion. generation beating Mom Instead, offer sustainand Dad to the mailbox on able financial incentives report card day. for good effort or good This, however, begs outcomes, whichever the question: How much seems to be the problem. space should teens get Then let your son take rewhen it comes to school sponsibility for his own or anything else? That success. will vary greatly. For exBy hacking your email, ample, trustworthy teens however, your son is takmay earn a little more ing an underhanded apspace, while those who lie proach to a legitimate and are disrespectful may issue and basically avoidneed more restriction. ing the necessary conflict Either way, both teens altogether. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s actually and parents need to work worse than grabbing the as a team to set reasonable grades from the mailbox. standards for the teen to When kids used to do that, meet, and if the teen fails they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t also seize their to do so, parents must be parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; divorce settleclear that consequences ment, IRS tax audit, work include a closer watch by product, or sexy lingerie the parent. catalog. Well, maybe they Although some teens swiped the catalog. may want to spy on their Your email reveals evparents, most want little erything you are, and, to do with their parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; given the nature of spam, lives. They live in their many things you are not. own teenage world, usu- Even if in some bizarre ally with a â&#x20AC;&#x153;keep outâ&#x20AC;? sign universe your son argued

Dr. Wes Crenshaw and Kendra Schwartz

that he had a right to intercept his educational information, he cannot argue a right to breech your privacy in everything else. I think you should help your teen develop some empathy for how this feels. Ask if he minds you returning the favor of hacking by monitoring his phone. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m holding a letter that came a few weeks before yours in which a parent shared with me an iPhone app that will literally turn your childâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s smartphone into a super spy device, including flipping on the mic so you can listen in. Ask if heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d have any problem with you switching this app on from time to time just to intercept any drug deals he might be doing. Of course in the process, you might inadvertently learn a lot about his location, love life, friend group, and everything else he says and does. If he doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind this violation of his privacy and integrity, email me. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll forward the link. If, instead, he understands just how grim it would be to have you monitoring every moment of his life by remote control, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have learned something important. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll also learn that where technology is concerned, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s always a bigger, smarter guerilla waiting in the wings. So, kids and parents, hack not â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;lest you be hacked. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., ABPP, is author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Dear Dr. Wes: Real Life Advice for Teensâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Real Life Advice for Parents of Teens.â&#x20AC;? Learn about his practice Family Psychological Services at Kendra Schwartz is a Lawrence High School senior. Send your confidential 200-word question on adolescence and parenting to Double Take opinions and advice are not a substitute for psychological services.


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Kan. hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t set date for new licenses By John Hanna Associated Press

TOPEKA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Kansas hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t decided when to start issuing a new type of driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license to residents who voluntarily document their U.S. citizenship while renewing their licenses, Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan said Monday as he defended a policy shift affecting enforcement of a proof-ofcitizenship requirement for voters. Jordan said the state Department of Revenue has no firm date for rolling out the change for people renewing their licenses because itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unsure how the federal government will enforce the 2005 Real ID Act, an anti-terrorism law designed to make state driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licenses more secure. The department

plans to issue a renewed license with a gold star when someone provides a birth certificate, passport or other citizenship papers. A separate Kansas law requires new voters to document their citizenship when registering. When legislators approved it in 2011, the Department of Revenue was planning to require proof of citizenship for all license renewals, and lawmakers anticipated that the agency would forward electronic copies of the papers to election officials. Jordan said during an interview with The Associated Press that his department once intended to impose the stricter policy, believing the federal government would require it anyway. Federal officials have since been â&#x20AC;&#x153;gray and mushyâ&#x20AC;? about what will be

required of states for their licenses to be valid ID for entering federal buildings or boarding commercial airplanes, Jordan said. He announced in September that the department had dropped its original plans in favor of giving motorists a choice as they renewed their licenses, but the department is facing criticism. More than 19,300 prospective votersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; registrations are on hold because they havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t complied with their proof-of-citizenship requirement, making them legally unable to cast ballots. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How much do we want to put Kansans through with the fact that we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t really know what Real ID means yet?â&#x20AC;? Jordan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole different policy decision than voter ID, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re kind

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of caught between making a decision on two policies here.â&#x20AC;? Jordan also noted that the department is alerting election officials when motorists do provide citizenship papers and is combing its records for people who have done so in the past. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a Republican, championed the proof-of-citizenship rule for voters as a way to combat fraud. But critics note that few cases of non-citizens voting have been reported and say the requirement suppresses turnout. Kansas law requires people who are getting new driverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s licenses to document that theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the U.S. legally, and non-citizens Richard Gwin/Journal World Photo are required to present A SQUIRREL MAKES IT LOOK EASY as it hangs on a bird feeder such documentation when they renew their licenses. while getting a snack Monday on Alabama Street.

Zoo to raise millions for elephants Associated Press

WICHITA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Sedgwick County Zoo will likely hold an $11.5 million fundraising campaign to improve its elephant exhibit and enable it to bring in four more of the animals, the zoo director said. The countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Zoological Society probably will announce the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largestever fundraising campaign by the end of next month, zoo director Mark Reed said. Organizers hope to raise most of the money before the campaign is opened to the public. Designs for the elephant exhibit show a 5-acre complex that would include improvements to the zooâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current boat canal that would allow visitors to ride by in boats near the elephants, The

Wichita Eagle reported Reed said the earliest the exhibit could open would be the summer of 2016. The effort is partly in response to new standards from The Association of Zoos and Aquariums, which by September 2016 is requiring all accredited zoos with elephants to have at least three females and two males or three total elephants, including at least one male or female. The zoo wants to acquire three more female elephants and a bull elephant to join its two current elephants, Stephanie and Cinda, who have been at the zoo since 1972. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The goal is to breed them,â&#x20AC;? Reed said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We want to have a reproductive herd to help with the long-term sustainability of elephants.â&#x20AC;?

Craig Rhodes, vice president and studio lead at GMLV Architecture, a Wichita firm, designed the exhibit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To say Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m excited is a little bit of an understatement,â&#x20AC;? Rhoades said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just absolutely fantastic for the elephants and fantastic for the community to move forward with a project of this caliber.â&#x20AC;? Scott Ochs, president of the zoological society, supports the campaign. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a tough economy, and this is a big number. But I think weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re optimistic,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For me, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really about species survival. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have grandkids, but if I did, there would be a real possibility that when theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be my age, they wouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any elephants to see.â&#x20AC;?

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No injuries reported in plane crash

WIBW-TV reports the single-propeller aircraft overturned Monday afternoon in a field off a runway at the airport in Concordia. Kansas Highway Patrol Trooper Ben Gardner says two children, ages 5 and 7, were on board along with their father and grandfather. The grandfather was piloting the plane and coming in for a landing after a pleasure flight. Gardner says the two adults were walking around and talking to troopers at the scene, but were taken to a hospital to be checked as a precaution.

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TOPEKA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Acting Kansas Agriculture SecreCONCORDIA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Authorities tary Jackie McClaskey has say four people escaped appointed a board to advise

McClaskey appointed the advisory boardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 12 members last week. She said the board also will work on international trade development, education programs and agribusiness development. Members of the board are farmers, ranchers or agriculture advocates or have ties to agriculture-related businesses. The board members are Mike Bergmeier of Hutchinson, Donna Cook of Louisburg, David Foster of Fort Scott, Ron Hirst of Hutchinson, Lindsey Huseman of Ellsworth, Twilya Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Ecuyer of Morrowville, Brian Linin of Goodland, Becky Nickel of Newton, Greg Peterson of Assaria, Jennifer Ryan of Pratt, Derek Sawyer of McPherson and Ron Suppes of Dighton. McClaskey became acting secretary earlier this month.

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RELATIVES OF ISRAELIS KILLED IN ATTACKS BY PALESTINIAN MILITANTS HOLD photos of victims during a demonstration against the release of 26 long-serving Palestinian prisoners in Jerusalem on Monday. Israel and the Palestinians are gearing up for the expected release by Israel of 26 of the longest-serving Palestinian prisoners. Israel has agreed to release the men, who were all convicted in deadly attacks of Israelis, as part of a U.S.-brokered package to restart peace talks.

Congress to let tax breaks expire By Stephen Ohlemacher Associated Press

WASHINGTON â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In an almost annual ritual, Congress is letting a package of 55 popular tax breaks expire at the end of the year, creating uncertainty â&#x20AC;&#x201D; once again â&#x20AC;&#x201D; for millions of individuals and businesses. Lawmakers let these tax breaks lapse almost every year, even though they save businesses and individuals billions of dollars. And almost every year, Congress eventually renews them, retroactively, so taxpayers can claim them by the time they file their tax returns. No harm, no foul, right? After all, taxpayers filing returns in the spring wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be hurt because the tax breaks were in effect for 2013. Taxpayers wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be hit until 2015, when they file tax returns for next year. Not so fast. Trade groups and tax experts complain that Congress is making it impossible for businesses and individuals to plan for the future.

What if lawmakers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t renew the tax break you depend on? Or what if they change it and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re no longer eligible? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a totally ridiculous way to run our tax system,â&#x20AC;? said Rachelle Bernstein, vice president and tax counsel for the National Retail Federation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s impossible to plan when every year this happens, but yet business has gotten used to that.â&#x20AC;? Some of the tax breaks are big, including billions in credits for companies that invest in research and development, generous exemptions for financial institutions doing business overseas, and several breaks that let businesses write off capital investments faster. Others are more obscure, the benefits targeted to film producers, race track owners, makers of electric motorcycles and teachers who buy classroom supplies with their own money. There are tax rebates to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands from a tax on rum imported into the United States, and a credit for ex-

penses related to railroad track maintenance. A deduction for state and local sales taxes benefits people who live in the nine states without state income taxes. Smaller tax breaks benefit college students and commuters who use public transportation. A series of tax breaks promote renewable energy, including a credit for power companies that produce electricity with windmills. The annual practice of letting these tax breaks expire is a symptom a divided, dysfunctional Congress that struggles to pass routine legislation, said Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, a senior Democrat on the taxwriting House Ways and Means Committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not fair, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very hard, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s very difficult for a business person, a company, to plan, not just for the short term but to do long-term planning,â&#x20AC;? Lewis said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shameful.â&#x20AC;? With Congress on vacation until January, there is no chance the tax breaks will be renewed before they expire.

Medicaid expansion creates gap By Marc Levy Associated Press

HARRISBURG, PA. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; About 5 million people will be without health care next year that they would have gotten simply if they lived somewhere else in America. They make up a coverage gap in President Barack Obamaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature health care law created by the domino effects of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Supreme Court ruling and statesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; subsequent policy decisions. The court effectively left it up to states to decide whether to open Medicaid, the federalstate program for the poor and disabled, to more people, primarily poor working adults without children. Twenty-five states de-

clined. That leaves 4.8 million people in those states without the health care coverage that their peers elsewhere are getting through the expansion of Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation estimate. More than onefifth of them live in Texas alone, Kaiserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s analysis found. Among those in the gap is Cheryl Jones, a 61-yearold part-time home-care worker from Erie, Pa., who makes do without health insurance by splitting in half pills for high blood pressure, which she gets from a friend, not a pharmacist. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d also like to visit a dentist to fix her broken partial dentures. A new pair of glasses might be nice, too. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There are a lot of us who need medical help

now,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I need new glasses, I need to go to a dentist, I need my medicine. ... Think about us working poor. We pay our taxes.â&#x20AC;? The Medicaid expansion was supposed to work hand-in-hand with tax credits subsidizing private insurance for people with slightly higher incomes, two keys to the lawâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s broader aim of extending health insurance to 30 million more people. As an enticement for states to expand Medicaid, the federal government promises to pay nearly all of the cost. Without the expansion, the law is unable to help people who are below the income threshold where tax credits start kicking in, about $11,500 for working adults.

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Positive delay Federal and state officials should take all the time they need to refine — or reject‚ a plan to place long-term support services for Kansans with disabilities under KanCare.


federal decision that will force Kansas officials to revise, or perhaps reconsider, some of their plans for the KanCare program is good news for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities and the families who care for them. Medical care for the disabled already had been placed under KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program, and long-term support services were scheduled to come under that program on Jan. 1. However, last week, the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services refused to approve a waiver to allow support services to be shifted to KanCare. The plan to move residential programs, job training and living assistance services for the developmentally disabled under KanCare has never been a popular idea among Kansans who would be directly affected. Administration of those services is far different than for medical care, and other states that have tried a similar plan have run into considerable problems. The overriding fear for those who advocate for people with disabilities is that services that clients depend on will be drastically reduced or eliminated. That fear is based on the stated goal of state officials to cut $1 billion in Medicaid spending over the next five years while also adding services. No real explanation has really been offered for how costs can be cut so much without services also being reduced. There also is concern among both clients and providers about the state’s ability to reimburse providers in a timely manner. Medical providers already have reported problems in this area. For instance, officials at two Wichita hospitals have reported that their Medicaid accounts receivable that are more than 90 days past due have more than doubled since KanCare went into effect at the beginning of this year. Federal officials want Kansas to provide more information about reimbursements as well as how KanCare will determine a person’s needs, provide the needed services and deal with appeals if requested services are denied. Although state officials say the federal delay has nothing to do with the state’s readiness to move support services under KanCare, the fact that the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services still was taking public comment on the plan less than two weeks before it was scheduled to go into effect indicates that the state may need more time to refine its system. Another acceptable option would be to reconsider and perhaps scrap the plan to include support services for people with disabilities under KanCare. State officials say they plan to move forward with their plans and bring support services under KanCare by Feb. 1. Federal officials wisely haven’t put a time frame on reconsidering the state’s Medicaid waiver. They should take their time and carefully consider all aspects of the Kansas plan and the effect it will have on some of the state’s most vulnerable residents. LAWRENCE




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U.S. must resist urge to turn inward When it comes to foreign policy, 2013 was a great year for autocrats and radical Islamists. For democracies and would-be democrats, the last 12 months were pretty grim. Mercifully, there are no global wars on the horizon. But in 2013 we began to see more clearly the shape of a world in which America leads from behind. The view isn’t pretty. China, Russia, and Iran rushed to fill the power vacuum, with intentions that challenge U.S. values and long-term interests. Al-Qaida founded a new emirate in Syria; the hopes of Arab Spring democrats were crushed and the borders of the post-World War I Middle East began to crumble. The democratic model, once so popular around the globe, lost most of its remaining shine as the world watched Congress self-destruct, and massive NSA spying gave the Statue of Liberty a bad name. Struggling economically, many in the United States are weary of, and wary of, foreign involvement. That’s understandable. But four seminal events of 2013 should make the White House rethink the costs of an overeager rush to turn inward as it considers our foreign policy direction in 2014: First. The deal to remove chemical weapons from Syria. Far from advancing diplomacy, the deal conveyed U.S. weakness and undercut the prospects for diplomacy in 2014. How so? In September, President Obama endorsed a limited strike on Syrian military targets after the country’s regime crossed his “red line” by killing about 1,000 civil-

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They are warning signs that Russia and China will test and take advantage of U.S. weakness to expand their regional ambitions.” ians with sarin gas. However, Obama, wary of Mideast entanglements, got cold feet and suddenly turned to Congress for approval, without warning France or Saudi Arabia (which had pledged support). Then Moscow threw Obama a face-saver by proposing the chemical weapons deal. The Russians knew the deal would cement Bashar alAssad’s hold on power, giving him free rein to keep killing civilians by means other than chemicals. The continued Syrian conflict has permitted al-Qaida to build a new emirate on both sides of the Syria-Iraq border. The deal also convinced Russia, Iran, Israel, and probably China that Obama is unwilling to use force even after pledging to do so. This will affect Iran’s negotiating posture on its nuclear program, along with Russian and Chinese thinking on America’s willingness to stand by its allies. Second. Beijing’s declara-

tion in November of a new air-defense zone over islands claimed by both China and Japan. Sensing U.S. weakness and withdrawal, China is testing whether it can establish primacy in the region and drive a wedge between Washington and its Asian partners. China demanded that foreign military and civilian pilots file flight plans with Beijing before flying over the islands. U.S. and Japanese military planes flew through the zone without doing so, but the Federal Aviation Administration advised civilian flights to register. China’s risky move is a clear sign that, as it develops its blue-water navy, it will keep probing America’s resolve to maintain its role in Asia and support its allies. Chinese pressure is already pushing Japan to rethink its pacifist constitution. Third. Vladimir Putin’s $15 billion bailout of Ukraine in December to keep the country inside Russia’s sphere of influence. The largesse had two main goals: to undercut Ukrainian protests against a corrupt, Russia-oriented president, Viktor Yanukovych, and to reward the Ukrainian leader for turning down an association agreement with the European Union. The move displays Putin’s yearning to reassert the influence of autocratic Russia in its neighborhood and beyond, at a time when he perceives America as weak. Fourth. The Egyptian military’s coup against elected President Mohamed Morsi, and its massive December crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood (which it declared a terrorist organization). Add to that the mili-

tary’s arrest of key leaders of the 2011 Tahrir Square revolt. Whatever the Brotherhood’s flaws, I’ve yet to meet a reputable expert who believes the group is behind terrorist attacks in Egypt, which appear to be the work of Salafi groups. The military’s efforts to crush any dissent from left or right are more likely to fuel violence than quell it. Egypt’s generals are leading the regional counterrevolution and restoring autocracy as the answer to radical Islam. This won’t work. But no American advice is wanted or listened to anymore, and any talk of democracy is disdained. What do these four events have in common? They are warning signs that Russia and China will test and take advantage of U.S. weakness to expand their regional ambitions. In this nonpolar world, Putin’s drive to restore Russian greatness and China’s push for regional hegemony could lead to dangerous miscalculations or even bloodshed. Meanwhile, the Mideast will continue to implode, and jihadism will grow, as foes and allies alike assume that Washington has lost interest. Peace talks on Syria, on Iran’s nuclear program, on Israel and Palestine, and on Afghanistan’s security future have little chance if the participants don’t believe America will put muscle behind them. Obama can put his finger to the wind and follow the public’s desire for America to unload its foreign burdens. But as these four events show, no matter how much we may wish otherwise, the world’s problems won’t leave us alone. — Trudy Rubin is a columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

OLD HOME TOWN From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 31, 1913: YEARS “Final details of AGO the new vaudeIN 1913 ville theater in the 1000 block on Massachusetts street are being rushed to completion this week to allow an opening early in January. Workmen are engaged today in placing handsome decoration on the front of the building and the work on the interior is being rapidly pushed to completion. People who have seen the interior of the new playhouse say it is the handsomest in the state.”


— Compiled by Sarah St. John

Read more Old Home Town at history/old_home_town.

Tax mumbo jumbo spurs frustration In real life when you find yourself paying more and getting less, you usually search for another product or service. With the federal government, it isn’t possible to take your business elsewhere unless you are prepared to give up your citizenship, as some have done. Such a drastic step is rejected by most of us because we still believe in the ideal that once was America, though not in the direction in which the country is currently headed. At the end of the year comes a letter from the person who prepares my taxes. He wants me to know about changes in the tax law associated with Obamacare. It is written in a way that only people with a gift for foreign languages can understand. Here are some excerpts. “Taxpayers Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) exceeds $200,000 ($250,000 for couples filing jointly). “(i) Subject to a Medicare payroll tax increase of .9 percent on earned income (e.g., wages and net self-employment income) above these amounts. Employers will pay 1.45 percent and employees will pay 1.45 percent on the first $200,000 and 2.35 percent (1.45 percent + .9 per-

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At least the guy has an ironic sense of humor. He concludes in bold letters: ‘Just another simplification of the Internal Revenue Code.’”

cent) on the amount over $200,000 (withheld by the employer). Some of this may be returned if the employee files jointly because the threshold on a joint return is $250,000. Self-employed will pay 2.9 percent on the first $200,000 of net income and 3.8 percent on the amount over $200,000 (or $250,000 if filing jointly).” Are you still with me, or have you turned to the sports section? There’s more. “(ii) Subject to the new Medicare surtax of 3.8 percent on the lower of (a) your

net investment income or (b) the amount that MAGI exceeds the $200,000/$250,000 amounts. Example: Steve and Alice file jointly: MAGI is $390,000 ($330,000 is wages and $60,000 is net investment income). Their wages exceed the $250,000 threshold by $80,000 and their MAGI exceeds $250,000 threshold by $140,000. They are subject to the Medicare payroll tax increase in the amount of $720 (.9 percent x $80,000). They are also subject to the Medicare surtax in the amount of $2,280 (3.8 percent x $60,000); note $60,000 is the lower of ‘excess’ MAGI ($140,000) and net investment income ($60,000).” There’s a second page of this, but why torture readers any further? Is this the kind of stuff a free people should put up with? What kind of twisted mind comes up with language and policies that college-educated and otherwise successful people can’t understand? Even some people at the IRS have been notoriously unhelpful in answering questions about this foreign language known as the U.S. tax code, but if taxpayers get something wrong, they must still pay for their mistakes with a penalty and interest.

There are many hidden and not-so-hidden taxes in Obamacare and elsewhere. Here’s one part of my tax attorney’s letter I do understand: “The top tax bracket is now 39.6 percent (up from 35 percent) [and] the capital gains rate and dividend rate may be increased to 20 percent (from 15 percent) plus the additional 3.8 percent Medicare surtax discussed above.” At least the guy has an ironic sense of humor. He concludes in bold letters: “Just another simplification of the Internal Revenue Code.” Here’s my own attempt at dark humor. In our just concluded Christmas season, we recalled a different kind of Magi: wise men who came to worship and bring gifts to the Christ child. Now MAGI stands for Modified Adjusted Gross Income. How appropriate with a president who was called a messiah figure by some and to whom we are being forced to bring “gifts” in increasing amounts to be misspent on bloated and dysfunctional government. There’s only one way to fix this and it comes in the next two elections. — Cal Thomas is a columnist for Tribune Content Agency.







































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Crash & burn KANSAS 93, TOLEDO 83

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KANSAS UNIVERSITY GUARD NAADIR THARPE (10) GLIDES UNDER TOLEDO CENTER NATHAN BOOTHE FOR A BUCKET during the second half of the Jayhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 93-83 victory over the previously unbeaten Rockets on Monday in Allen Fieldhouse.

Ellis helps KU ground Rockets By Gary Bedore

Perry Ellisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; mother asked her son a simple, yet serious, question a time or two over the Kansas University basketball teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recent fourday winter break. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I kept saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Who are you? What is your name?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He always had the right answer,â&#x20AC;? Fonda Ellis said of her 6-foot-8, 225-pound sophomore son, who was whacked in the head and spent the final 18 minutes of the Jayhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dec. 21 victory over Georgetown suffering concussion-like symptoms in the locker room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Somebody called him on the phone (when he was home in Wichita last week) and said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Who are you?â&#x20AC;&#x2122; He

Tharpe rallies from awful start

said, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Perry,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? she added, smiling. Perry Ellisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; name was on the tips of the tongues of 16,300 fans in Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night, as they watched in amazement as he scored 21 points (three off a career high) and grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds in the Jayhawksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; 9383 victory over previously undefeated Toledo (12-1). He had his second career double-double just nine days after taking a scary hit to the back of the head from a Georgetown player. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s still a little bit numb,â&#x20AC;? Perry Ellis said of his neck. He was diagnosed with both a mild concussion and KANSAS FORWARD PERRY ELLIS (34) bruised nerve in his neck. GOES TO THE HOOP against Toledo forPlease see KANSAS, page 4B ward J.D. Weatherspoon.

In the time it takes for a college basketball shot clock to expire, Kansas University had turned the ball over twice on bad passes from Naadir Tharpe and Andrew Wiggins and surrendered a three-point shot after Tharpe was taken out of the play by a high ball screen. Bill Self had seen enough and called a timeout. If Tharpe had a pair of ear plugs hidden in his sock, he might have considered standing behind Joel Embiid long enough to put them in his ears without the coach noticing. Tharpe knew who was about to enter them with short words delivered at high volume. As the point guard and most experienced player, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tharpeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s job to get his team

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off to a good start. He didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do that at either end, and Self let him have it. Tharpe spent the rest of the night making up for it. The junior guard from Worcester, Mass., scored a career-high 20 points, made seven of eight shots and four of five three-pointers, to go with eight assists and five turnovers. Please see KEEGAN, page 5B

Chiefs rested, mostly healthy for playoff opener KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The Chiefs didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take any chances in a regular-season finale that had no bearing on their playoff situation, resting virtually all of their starters in an overtime loss to San Diego. Now, it appears the Chiefs will be near full strength for the first time in weeks when they visit the Indianapolis Colts for an AFC wild-card playoff game on Saturday.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Monday that wide receiver Dwayne Bowe was going through the protocol to clear him from a concussion that he sustained against the Colts two weeks ago, while outside linebacker Tamba Hali is making progress from inflammation in his knee. Fellow linebacker Justin Houston, whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been out because of a dislocated elbow, and left tackle Branden Al-

bert, who has had a hyperextended knee, are also expected back against the Colts. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the start of a new season. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s how the playoffs work,â&#x20AC;? Reid said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in the dance, as they say. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s another phase of the season. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve worked very hard as a team to get into this position. Now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important that you exhaust yourself to make sure youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re right.â&#x20AC;? At least in terms of health,

the Chiefs are getting right at the right time. Bowe would not have been cleared to play in the 27-24 loss to the Chargers, but Reid sounded optimistic Monday that Bowe will be ready to go against Indianapolis. The Chiefsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; top pass-catcher was hurt late in a 23-7 loss to the Colts at Arrowhead Stadium when he landed on his neck. Hali, meanwhile, developed some tenderness in his

knee against the Colts, and the teamâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading pass-rusher was held out of practice last week. Reid said Monday â&#x20AC;&#x153;the inflammation in his knee has gone down, and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just see how he does tomorrow.â&#x20AC;? The Chiefs are scheduled to have a full practice today. Houston and Albert both practiced fully last week, only to sit out Sunday with


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Shanahan, four other NFL coaches fired The Associated Press

It didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t take long. Barely 12 hours after the NFLâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regular season ended, five head coaches were unemployed. Fired on Monday were Washingtonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mike Shanahan, Detroitâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Jim Schwartz, Minnesotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Leslie Frazier and Tampa Bayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greg Schiano. The Cleveland Browns didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even wait that long, dismissing Rob Chudzinski on Sunday night after just one season on the job. Shanahan, who won two Super Bowls in Denver in the 1990s, spent four seasons with the Redskins and was 24-40. Frazier had a little more than three seasons with the Vikings to compile an 18-33-1 mark, and

Schwartz coached the Lions for five seasons, finishing 29-52. Schiano only got two years with the Buccaneers, going 11-21. He had three years and $9 million left on his contract. Tampa Bay also fired general manager Mark Dominik. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tough for the players to see your coaches go. You never want to see anybody get fired,â&#x20AC;? Pro Bowl defensive tackle Gerald McCoy said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Me personally, I havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t had any, consistently, in my career. Third head coach, going on my fifth year and three head coaches. Add up everybody, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be six D-line coaches.â&#x20AC;? The Buccaneers, who also have fired the likes of Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden, hired Schiano out of Rutgers in 2012

and went 6-4 before losing five of their last six games. They dropped their first eight games this season and finished 4-12. One coach allegedly on the hot seat was retained: Rex Ryan, who has one more year on his contract, is staying with the New York Jets after a surprising 8-8 record in his fifth season at the helm. While some of the fired coaches might have seen it coming, Chudzinski certainly didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t despite going 4-12 and losing his final seven games and 10 of 11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was shocked and disappointed to hear the news that I was fired,â&#x20AC;? said Chudzinski, who grew up a Browns fan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I am a Cleveland Brown to the core, and always will be. It was an honor


Chiefs pay tribute to retiring Gonzalez KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Even though Tony Gonzalez is retiring as a member of the Atlanta Falcons, the Kansas City Chiefs still view the 13-time Pro Bowl tight end as one of their own. One day after Gonzalez reaffirmed that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll never play another NFL game, Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said in a statement that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll â&#x20AC;&#x153;always be considered a part of the Chiefs family.â&#x20AC;? Gonzalez was drafted by the Chiefs and spent his first 12 seasons in Kansas City. He was traded to the Falcons in 2009, when it appeared that Atlanta was going to give him a better shot at playing in the Super Bowl that eluded Gonzalez his entire career. At halftime of his final game Sunday, Gonzalez was presented with a half Chiefs, half Falcons commemorative helmet. Gonzalez Atlanta wound up losing 21-20 to the Carolina Panthers. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On behalf of the entire Chiefs family, I want to congratulate Tony on an incredible career,â&#x20AC;? Hunt said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What he was able to accomplish during his time in the NFL is truly remarkable, and I have no doubt that Tony is a first-ballot Hall of Famer. We were very blessed to have him in a Chiefs uniform for 12 seasons, and his contributions on and off the field were extraordinary.â&#x20AC;? Gonzalez pondered retirement last season, but after the Falcons came up just 10 yards short in the NFC title game, he put it off to make one more run at the Super Bowl. Instead, an abundance of injuries, poor offensive line play and a defense prone to big plays resulted in a 4-12 finish and a hollow ending to Gonzalezâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brilliant playing career. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Obviously it just wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in my cards, and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m OK with that, honestly,â&#x20AC;? Gonzalez said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ever look at me and say, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Well, he never won the big game.â&#x20AC;&#x2122; I hope thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no glitch on my record because of that, and if you think that way, I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know what youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re talking about. I really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t because this is the ultimate team sport.â&#x20AC;? The Chiefs made the playoffs on three occasions with Gonzalez, twice losing in the divisional round and once losing a wild-card game. Along with losing the NFC title game last season, Atlanta also came up short in the wild-card round in 2011 and the divisional round in 2010. Those playoff failures aside, Gonzalez still finished his career with NFL records for tight ends of 1,325 receptions, 15,127 yards receiving, 111 touchdowns receiving and 31 100-yard receiving games. He had 916 of those catches for 10,940 yards and 76 TDs in Kansas City.

to lead our players and coaches, and I appreciate their dedication and sacrifice. I was more excited than ever for this team, as I know we were building a great foundation for future success.â&#x20AC;? As the coaching searches begin, agents will float the names of their clients â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Penn Stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bill Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brien seems to be the hottest candidate and has interviewed for Houstonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vacancy. The Texans (2-14), who own the top choice in Mayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s draft after losing their final 14 games, released coach Gary Kubiak late in the season. Whoever gets hired in each place will face mammoth rebuilding projects. Overall, the six teams seeking new coaches went 24-71-1.

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS KICKER RYAN SUCCOP MISSES the possible game-winning field goal against the San Diego Chargers during the closing seconds of regulation on Sunday in San Diego. The Chargers eventually won the game, 27-24, in overtime.

NFL: Officials erred on KCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s missed field goal SAN DIEGO â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The NFL acknowledged that referees erred in not penalizing the San Diego Chargers for an illegal formation on a missed 41-yard field goal attempt by Ryan Succop of the Kansas City Chiefs with four seconds left in regulation on Sunday. Succop was wide-right on the kick, and the Chargers went on to win, 27-24, in overtime to claim the AFCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s final playoff spot. The Pittsburgh Steelers would have been in the postseason had Kansas City won. San Diego lined up with seven men on one side of the snapper, and NFL rules state no more than six players can be on the line of scrimmage on either side of the snapper. The NFL said in a statement Monday that the penalty should have been called by referee Bill Leavyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crew, moving the ball five yards closer to the end zone and giving Succop another attempt at the game-winning field goal. Succop was 15-of-16 this season from within 40 yards. The NFL did not say whether Leavyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s crew would be disciplined. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We misaligned on it. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to deny it,â&#x20AC;? Chargers rookie coach Mike McCoy said Monday. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But, hey, those calls all balance themselves out over the year. Theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re part of the game. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re all human. ... Things happen for a reason. We didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t do it on purpose, I can tell you that.â&#x20AC;? Chiefs coach Andy Reid actually called his final timeout after the missed field goal and tried to convince the officiating crew of the illegal formation. But because illegal formations are not reviewable, Reid had no other recourse and the play stood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I called a timeout right there. That was for a reason,â&#x20AC;? Reid said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t challenge, all I had was a timeout, so maybe theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d take a peek and read through the timeout and see what took place, but listen, human error. ... Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not much more you can say.â&#x20AC;? The outcome of the game didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any bearing on the Chiefs, who rested most of their starters. Kansas City was already assured of the No. 5 seed in the AFC playoffs and will head to Indianapolis on Saturday for a rematch of a game won two weeks ago by the Colts. The result had significant repercussions for the Chargers and Steelers, though. San Diego (9-7) earned the final AFC playoff spot when Nick Novak kicked a 36-yard field goal in overtime to win. The Chargers will visit Cincinnati in the wild-card round Sunday. The Steelers (8-8), meanwhile, would have claimed the playoff spot through a series of tiebreakers had Kansas City won, and Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin even said Monday he knew the Chargers were lined up illegally before the field-goal attempt. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What transpired yesterday was unfortunate for our hopes moving forward. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll have to find a way to accept that and move forward,â&#x20AC;? Tomlin said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not going to lose any sleep over something that happened in a stadium that we werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even in.â&#x20AC;?


Arizona still atop menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poll Arizona and Syracuse lead the same top five teams in the Associated Pressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; college basketball poll for the fourth straight week.

The Wildcats (13-0) saw their lead in firstplace votes change for the first time Monday. They received 60 No. 1 votes from the 65-member national media panel, three less than they got the last three weeks. Syracuse (12-0), which beat previously unbeaten Villanova on Saturday, was No. 1 on the other five ballots. The three Big Ten schools â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State â&#x20AC;&#x201D; remained third through fifth. Oklahoma State moved up one spot to sixth, while Duke, Wichita State, Baylor and Oregon all jumped two places to round out the top 10. Louisville, which lost at Kentucky on Saturday, dropped from sixth to No. 14, while Villanova fell three places to 11th with the loss at Syracuse.

Louisville dismisses Behanan LOUISVILLE, KY. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Louisville coach Rick Pitino has announced that junior Chane Behanan has been dismissed from the team for violating university policy. Pitino did not specify what rule was broken but expressed disappointment that the 6-foot-6 forward had another setback just a month after being reinstated from a 26-day suspension for violating school policy. The coach says Behanan was informed of the decision Monday morning. Behanan was a key member of Louisvilleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s national championship squad.

Southern sets mark, wins 116-12 BATON ROUGE, LA. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Southern set an NCAA record by scoring the first 44 points of the game en route to a 116-12 rout of Champion Baptist College on Monday. The Jaguars (4-9) broke the all-divisions record that used to be held when Seton Hall scored the first 34 points against Kean College on Nov. 19, 1998. They did not set a record for margin of victory. Long Island University beat Medgar Evers 179-62 on Nov. 26, 1997. Champion Baptist finished 3-for-44 from the field (6.8 percent) and did not get on the board until two free throws with 5:10 left in the first half.


APâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top 20 teams unchanged With a light week because of the holiday, there wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t much change in the Associated Press womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s poll. UConn continued its unanimous run atop the Top 25 after opening up American Athletic Conference play with a victory over Cincinnati. Notre Dame remained second after surviving a tough game at Oregon State. Duke, Stanford and Tennessee rounded out the first five.


Injury sidelines Lakersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Henry EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Los Angeles Lakers guard Xavier Henry will be out for at least a week after bruising his right knee during a loss to Philadelphia on Sunday night. The Lakers announced the results of Henryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MRI exam on Monday.

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Oklahoma State cruises in noncon finale OKLAHOMA (11-2) Spangler 7-12 6-9 20, Clark 8-19 9-10 26, Woodard 4-14 5-7 13, Cousins 5-9 1-1 12, Hield 4-14 1-2 10, Booker 3-5 5-5 12, Neal 1-1 0-0 2, Bennett 0-1 0-0 0, Mankin 1-1 0-0 3. Totals 33-76 27-34 98. Halftime-Tied 39-39. End Of Regulation-Tied 85. 3-Point GoalsLouisiana Tech 10-33 (C. Johnson 5-11, Appleby 2-7, Hamilton 1-3, Smith 1-5, McNeail 1-6, Anderson 0-1), Oklahoma 5-15 (Mankin 1-1, Clark 1-2, Cousins 1-2, Booker 1-3, Hield 1-5, Spangler 0-1, Woodard 0-1). Fouled Out-Anderson, Cousins, Hield, Kyser, Spangler. Rebounds-Louisiana Tech 43 (Kyser 8), Oklahoma 42 (Spangler 13). AssistsLouisiana Tech 13 (Smith 9), Oklahoma 13 (Hield 3). Total Fouls-Louisiana Tech 26, Oklahoma 26. A-10,903.

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Big 12 No. 6 Oklahoma St. 92, Robert Morris 66 STILLWATER, OKLA. — Phil Forte scored 20 points, and Oklahoma State looked sharp after a nine-day break, beating Robert Morris on Monday night. Markel Brown added 18 points for Oklahoma State (12-1) in the Cowboys’ final tune-up before opening Big 12 Conference play on Saturday at Kansas State. The Cowboys never trailed against Robert Morris (5-9), which posted a memorable win over Kentucky in the first round of last season’s NIT. But the Colonials of the Northeast Conference haven’t fared as well against major-conference foes this season, falling first at Kentucky before losing to Oklahoma State. ROBERT MORRIS (5-9) McFadden 1-3 0-0 2, Worthem 1-7 0-0 3, Jones 1-11 1-2 4, Myers-Pate 1-5 8-9 10, Anderson 7-14 0-0 16, Stewart 3-7 0-0 7, Appolon 2-3 3-4 7, Oliver 3-6 2-2 9, Tate 1-1 2-4 4, Grey 0-0 0-0 0, Hawkins 2-4 0-0 4. Totals 22-61 16-21 66. OKLAHOMA ST. (12-1) Nash 2-3 5-6 9, Williams 5-6 2-2 12, Cobbins 1-1 0-0 2, Brown 7-14 4-4 18, Smart 3-5 0-0 7, Clark 3-7 0-0 9, Forte 5-9 5-5 20, Soucek 1-2 0-1 2, Sager 0-0 0-0 0, Murphy 4-4 2-5 10, Hammonds 0-3 1-4 1, Gaskins 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 32-56 19-27 92. Halftime-Oklahoma St. 46-31. 3-Point Goals-Robert Morris 6-25 (Anderson 2-7, Stewart 1-1, Oliver 1-4, Worthem 1-4, Jones 1-6, Appolon 0-1, Myers-Pate 0-2), Oklahoma St. 9-19 (Forte 5-8, Clark 3-5, Smart 1-2, Brown 0-4). Fouled OutMcFadden. Rebounds-Robert Morris 30 (Tate 6), Oklahoma St. 40 (Murphy 8). Assists-Robert Morris 10 (Anderson, Myers-Pate 2), Oklahoma St. 27 (Clark 9). Total Fouls-Robert Morris 23, Oklahoma St. 18. A-9,514.

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OKLAHOMA STATE WING MARKEL BROWN CELEBRATES WITH FANS in the second half against Robert Morris on Monday in Stillwater, Okla. The Cowboys won, 92-66. No. 9 Baylor 81, Oral Roberts 55 WACO, TEXAS — Taurean Prince scored 10 of his 16 points in the go-ahead run for Baylor as the Bears overcame a slow start to beat Oral Roberts. Baylor (11-1) fell behind 7-0 while missing its first six shots before finally scoring nearly 6 minutes into the game. Prince made a free throw with 11:31 left in the first half to tie the game at 11-all. That also started a 13-2 spurt over nearly 51⁄2 minutes as the Bears went ahead to stay. Shawn Glover had 22 points to lead Oral Roberts (6-7).

ORAL ROBERTS (6-7) Byford 1-4 0-0 2, Glover 9-17 4-4 22, Henderson 6-9 4-8 16, Jackson 1-3 0-2 2, Billbury 1-9 0-0 2, Singleton 2-5 2-2 7, Word 1-6 1-2 3, Mason 0-0 0-0 0, Conley 0-1 0-0 0, Glenville 0-1 1-2 1, Webber 0-1 0-0 0, Kaufman 0-2 0-0 0, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 21-58 12-20 55. BAYLOR (11-1) O’Neale 1-2 0-0 2, Jefferson 7-8 2-2 17, Austin 6-15 3-6 15, Chery 3-9 0-0 8, Franklin 1-4 0-0 2, Gathers 3-3 4-8 10, Heslip 3-6 0-0 9, Heard 0-0 0-0 0, Lowery 0-0 0-0 0, Wainright 1-2 0-0 2, Prince 5-9 6-7 16. Totals 30-58 15-23 81. Halftime-Baylor 36-25. 3-Point GoalsOral Roberts 1-13 (Singleton 1-4, Byford 0-1, Webber 0-1, Jackson 0-2, Billbury 0-2, Word 0-3), Baylor 6-13 (Heslip 3-6, Chery 2-3, Jefferson 1-1, Prince 0-1, Franklin 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Oral Roberts 36 (Henderson 8), Baylor 36 (Gathers 10). Assists-Oral Roberts 14 (Jackson 5), Baylor 24 (Wainright 7). Total Fouls-Oral Roberts 17, Baylor 16. A-8,037.

Texas 66, Rice 44 AUSTIN, TEXAS — Jonathan Holmes scored 11 of his 15 points in the first half as Texas cruised to a victory over Rice. The Longhorns (112) did not win their 11th Other Top 25 game last year until mid- No. 24 Gonzaga 69, February. San Francisco 41 SPOKANE, WASH. — RICE (5-7) Obi 3-8 4-5 10, Gearhart 1-5 0-0 2, Drew Barham scored 15 Guercy 1-6 0-0 3, Washington 2-6 2-2 points, all on 3-pointers, 7, Ramljak 1-9 0-0 3, Peera 0-0 0-0 0, as short-handed Gonzaga Burbach 0-0 0-0 0, Kapic 3-5 0-0 7, Wilson 0-2 0-0 0, Eggers 0-0 0-0 0, Bender 1-4 0-0 beat San Francisco. 3, Jackson 1-4 0-0 3, Firozgary 1-1 0-0 2, Przemek Karnowski Drone 2-5 0-0 4. Totals 16-55 6-7 44. added 11 points for GonzaTEXAS (11-2) Holmes 5-9 5-7 15, Ridley 4-9 6-7 14, ga (12-2, 2-0 West Coast).

in overtime as Louisiana Tech snapped Oklahoma’s seven-game winning streak with a win at Lloyd Noble Center. Yancy 2-4 0-1 4, Taylor 2-3 1-2 5, Holland Louisiana Tech seem- 0-4 1-2 1, Felix 1-5 0-0 3, Newsome 0-0 0-0 0, Croaker 0-0 0-0 0, Lammert 4-7 2-2 10, ingly had the game sealed Walker 2-3 0-0 6, Murry 0-0 0-0 0, Ibeh 2-3 in regulation after Jordan 4-6 8, Allums 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 22-48 19-27 66. Halftime-Texas 37-19. 3-Point GoalsWoodard’s missed 3-point- Rice 6-29 (Kapic 1-2, Bender 1-3, er with less than four sec- Jackson 1-3, Washington 1-3, Guercy 1-5, Ramljak 1-9, Gearhart 0-4), Texas onds remaining. But Cam- 3-9 (Walker 2-3, Felix 1-2, Holland 0-1, eron Clark scooped up the Lammert 0-1, Holmes 0-2). Fouled Rebounds-Rice 29 (Obi rebound, sprinted behind Out-Drone. 12), Texas 42 (Ibeh 7). Assists-Rice 11 the 3-point line in the cor- (Washington 4), Texas 13 (Taylor 4). ner, turned and fired in a Total Fouls-Rice 20, Texas 10. A-8,199. 3-pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. Texas Tech 100, Mount St. Mary’s 69 LOUISIANA TECH (11-3) Louisiana Tech 102, LUBBOCK, TEXAS — Jaye Kyser 3-6 1-3 7, Anderson 4-6 0-0 8, Oklahoma 98, OT Hamilton 8-12 14-18 31, Appleby 7-15 Crockett and Dejan Kravic 22, Smith 1-7 4-4 7, Massey 1-2 3-4 each scored 14 points to NORMAN, OKLA. — Alex 6-6 5, C. Johnson 6-12 0-0 17, McNeail 2-9 Hamilton scored 10 of 0-0 5, J. Johnson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-70 lead Texas Tech to a win his game-high 31 points 28-35 102. over Mount St. Mary’s.


Oregon routs Texas in Brown’s farewell The Associated Press

No. 10 Oregon 30, Texas 7 SAN ANTONIO — Quarterback Marcus Mariota had 386 total yards, and Oregon returned two interceptions for touchdowns, spoiling Texas coach Mack Brown’s farewell with a runaway victory in the Alamo Bowl on Monday night. The BCS-snubbed Ducks (11-2) dominated throughout even though their famously high-powered offense scored just one touchdown, when Josh Huff turned a short pass from Mariota into a spectacular 16-yard sprint to the end zone. Brown received warm goodbyes from a sellout crowd in what was practically a home game for Texas (8-5). Even the school marching band spelled his name at halftime. But the blowout was a final reminder of why Brown is resigning after 16 seasons at Texas, which he led to a national championship in Brown 2005 but couldn’t reverse a sharp decline in recent years. Walking off the field for the last time, Brown flashed the “Hook ‘em Horns” hand signal to the


a slew of other key players. Houston hasn’t played since hurting his elbow against San Diego on Nov. 24, while Albert hurt his knee the following week against Denver. Reid also said that cornerback Sean Smith, who hurt his knee Sunday, was doing fine when he arrived to the team’s practice facility Monday. Right tackle Eric Fisher, who left the game and has been

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OREGON WIDE RECEIVER JOSH HUFF (1) FLIES into the end zone in the final seconds of the second quarter against Texas in the Alamo Bowl on Monday in San Antonio. Oregon won, 30-7.

Oregon 10 10 3 7—30 Texas 7 0 0 0— 7 First Quarter Ore-Patterson 37 interception return (Wogan kick), 13:52. Ore-FG Wogan 25, 8:36. Tex-McCoy 1 run (Fera kick), 1:24. Second Quarter Ore-FG Wogan 32, 12:30. Ore-Huff 16 pass from Mariota (Wogan kick), :44. Third Quarter Ore-FG Wogan 39, 13:06. Fourth Quarter Ore-Malone 38 interception return (Wogan kick), 8:55. A-65,918. Ore Tex First downs 24 13 Rushes-yards 42-216 44-180 Passing 253 56 Comp-Att-Int 18-26-0 9-23-2 Return Yards 71 0 Punts-Avg. 4-38.3 7-42.1 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 11-87 4-35 Time of Possession 28:16 31:44 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Oregon, Mariota 15-133, Marshall 13-43, Tyner 6-22, D.Thomas 3-13, Forde 3-10, Huff 1-1, Lockie 1-(minus 6). Texas, Malcol.Brown 26-130, Swoopes 8-38, Bergeron 8-21, McCoy 2-(minus 9). PASSING-Oregon, Mariota 18-26-0-253. Texas, McCoy 8-17-2-48, Swoopes 1-6-0-8. RECEIVING-Oregon, Huff 5-104, Addison 5-48, Tyner 2-25, D.Thomas 2-24, Marshall 2-5, Baylis 1-27, Mundt 1-20. Texas, Bergeron 2-16, M.Davis 2-12, Sanders 2-10, Daniels 1-8, Shipley 1-8, Swaim 1-2.

MOUNT ST. MARY’S (3-9) Prescott 0-3 0-0 0, Nwandu 4-5 6-7 15, Whack 4-16 2-2 11, Norfleet 4-9 5-8 16, Danaher 1-4 0-0 2, Ashe 0-5 0-0 0, McManimon 1-3 0-0 2, Miller 1-2 2-2 5, Lyle 2-2 0-0 4, Graves 2-3 2-7 6, Howard 0-0 0-0 0, Brown 3-4 0-1 8. Totals 22-56 17-27 69. TEXAS TECH (8-5) Kravic 5-7 4-5 14, Turner 4-6 0-0 9, Gotcher 3-4 2-2 10, Crockett 6-9 2-2 14, Tolbert 4-5 4-5 12, Onwuasor 2-5 0-0 4, Hannahs 3-7 2-2 9, Mays 0-2 0-0 0, Adams 0-0 0-0 0, Ross 4-6 0-0 10, Williams, Jr. 1-2 0-0 2, Lammert 1-2 1-2 3, Tapsoba 5-5 3-3 13. Totals 38-60 18-21 100. Halftime-Texas Tech 45-20. 3-Point Goals-Mount St. Mary’s 8-26 (Norfleet 3-6, Brown 2-3, Nwandu 1-1, Miller 1-2, Whack 1-7, Graves 0-1, McManimon 0-1, Danaher 0-1, Prescott 0-2, Ashe 0-2), Texas Tech 6-13 (Ross 2-2, Gotcher 2-3, Turner 1-1, Hannahs 1-3, Williams, Jr. 0-1, Crockett 0-1, Mays 0-2). Fouled OutNone. Rebounds-Mount St. Mary’s 25 (Nwandu 4), Texas Tech 39 (Tolbert 8). Assists-Mount St. Mary’s 5 (Norfleet 2), Texas Tech 20 (Turner 6). Total FoulsMount St. Mary’s 19, Texas Tech 17. Technical-Crockett. A-4,821.

Miss GaT First downs 28 18 Rushes-yards 48-221 49-151 Passing 256 147 Comp-Att-Int 23-36-1 5-17-1 Return Yards 15 4 Punts-Avg. 5-42.4 6-38.5 Fumbles-Lost 3-0 2-1 Penalties-Yards 3-15 5-40 Time of Possession 32:50 27:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Mississippi, Wallace 13-86, Mathers 13-58, Walton 16-53, Brunetti 4-31, Team 1-(minus 1), Treadwell 1-(minus 6). Georgia Tech,Godhigh 10-50, Sims 10-38, Laskey 5-27, Days 4-24, Lee 16-24, Hill 1-4,Ju.Thomas 1-1, Poole 1-(minus 2), Dennis 1-(minus 15). PASSING-Mississippi, Wallace 22-321-256, Brunetti 1-3-0-0,Team 0-1-0-0. Georgia Tech, Lee 5-17-1-147. RECEIVING-Mississippi, Moncrief 6-113, Treadwell 5-51,Mathers 5-49, Holder 2-16, Walton 2-3, Adeboyejo 1-16, Core 1-5,Engram 1-3. Georgia Tech, Waller 2-79, Godhigh 2-51, Days 1-17.

Navy 24, Middle Tennessee St. 6 FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Keenan Reynolds ran for two more touchdowns and Navy beat Middle Tennessee State in the Armed Forces Bowl.

scattered remaining Texas fans who stuck around to the end of another humbling loss this season. Mariota led all rushers with 133 yards on 15 carries, making sure Oregon eased the sting of not playing in a BCS bowl for the first time in five years. He was 18 of 26 for 253 yards passing in his Heisman Trophy campaign tuneup for 2014, having announced earlier this month that he was coming back for his junior season. Yet even Mariota was outscored by Oregon’s defense — and so was Texas, for that matter. Oregon’s first touchdown came on the third

play of the game when safety Avery Patterson intercepted an overthrown pass by Texas quarterback Case McCoy and returned it 37 yards to the end zone. McCoy later bookended a dismal performance in his final game with another pick-six, this one returned 38 yards by linebacker Derrick Malone that sent waves of burnt orangeclad fans streaming for the exits. McCoy scored on a 1-yard rush in the first quarter for Texas’ only touchdown. He finished 8 of 17 for 48 yards and was pulled at times in the second half for freshman Tyrone Swoopes.

Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 NASHVILLE, TENN. — Bo Wallace ran for two touchdowns and threw for another score as Mississippi beat Georgia Tech in the Music City Bowl for the Rebels’ second straight bowl victory under coach Hugh Freeze. Mississippi 7 6 10 2—25 Georgia Tech 7 0 0 10—17 First Quarter Miss-Wallace 17 run (Ritter kick), 10:15. GaT-Godhigh 8 run (Butker kick), 4:27. Second Quarter Miss-Moncrief 28 pass from Wallace (kick blocked), 7:59. Third Quarter Miss-Wallace 10 run (Ritter kick), 8:13. Miss-FG Ritter 29, 3:00. Fourth Quarter GaT-FG Butker 38, 14:43. GaT-Waller 72 pass from Lee (Butker kick), 13:25. Miss-Safety, 4:22. A-52,125.

Middle Tennessee 3 3 0 0— 6 Navy 7 3 0 14—24 First Quarter Navy-Reynolds 3 run (Sloan kick), 10:01. MTSU-FG Clark 43, 4:08. Second Quarter Navy-FG Sloan 32, 14:16. MTSU-FG Clark 24, 6:38. Fourth Quarter Navy-Reynolds 1 run (Sloan kick), 10:48. Navy-Sanders 41 run (Sloan kick), 9:16. A-39,246. MTSU Navy First downs 21 26 Rushes-yards 27-91 67-366 Passing 218 19 Comp-Att-Int 19-33-2 3-7-0 Return Yards 0 41 Punts-Avg. 3-40.3 2-30.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 4-2 Penalties-Yards 6-74 2-18 Time of Possession 23:04 36:56 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING-Middle Tennessee, Bryson 9-43, Whatley 8-26, Tucker 4-15, Carmichael 3-9, Parker 1-4, Kilgore 2-(minus 6). Navy, Reynolds 20-86, N.Copeland 11-59, Sanders 5-53, Whiteside 8-44, Staten 6-37, Singleton 7-27, D.Brown 3-26, C.Swain 5-22, Smith 2-12. PASSING-Middle Tennessee, Kilgore 19-33-2-218. Navy, Reynolds 3-7-0-19. RECEIVING-Middle Tennessee, Griswould 9-106, Jefferson 5-79, M.Henry 2-21, Perkins 1-6, Bryson 1-3, Frazier 1-3. Navy, Whiteside 1-10, Sanders 1-6, Staten 1-3.

dealing with shoulder injuries, is also expected to be ready for the Colts. “Obviously, guys are going to be feeling pretty fresh, so that’s a good thing,” said quarterback Alex Smith, who was among seven inactive for the Chargers game. “It will really help us as far as the week goes, having a great week of preparation.” After going just 2-14 last season, the Chiefs fired coach Romeo Crennel and general manager Scott Pioli and overhauled most of the front office. Reid was brought

in along with new GM John Dorsey, and in short order they managed to change the entire culture of the franchise. Kansas City raced to a 9-0 start fueled by an opportunistic defense and spectacular special teams, only to struggle down the stretch. The Chiefs will head into the playoffs having lost five of their last seven games, including their first meeting with the Colts. Reid was quick to point out that several of those were narrow defeats, including a last-second loss to the Chargers at Ar-

rowhead Stadium and the overtime loss Sunday. If that’s cause for concern, Reid wasn’t letting on. And in any case, the fact that the Chiefs are headed on the road for their wild-card game could be reason for optimism. They went against conventional wisdom by going 6-2 on the road this season. “I think the team has confidence they can go into another stadium, loud — we faced Denver and it was loud — this will be loud, and play good, solid and productive football,” Reid said.

Reid acknowledged speaking to his team on the plane returning from San Diego on Sunday about the urgency that comes with the postseason. The Chiefs haven’t won a playoff game since the 1993 season, and 25 players on the 53-man roster have never participated in a playoff game. “The biggest thing you notice in the playoffs is everything is a little bit faster, every step you take for some reason, it’s a little faster,” Reid said, “and I think both teams know it’s singleelimination. That’s why the games are that way.”

SAN FRANCISCO (8-6) Glover 1-6 0-0 2, Holmes 5-8 2-2 16, Tollefsen 4-10 0-1 8, Dickerson 2-7 0-4 4, Derksen 2-7 2-4 8, Christiansen 0-1 0-0 0, Adams 0-5 0-0 0, Hoffmann 0-0 0-0 0, Pinkins 0-10 3-6 3, Xu 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 14-55 7-17 41. GONZAGA (12-2) Dranginis 1-4 0-0 3, Pangos 3-8 2-2 10, Stockton 4-11 2-3 10, Karnowski 5-6 1-4 11, Barham 5-11 0-0 15, Coleman 5-10 0-1 10, Nunez 2-6 2-4 6, Griffin 0-0 0-0 0, Meikle 0-0 0-0 0, Bhaskar 0-0 0-0 0, Edwards 0-2 4-6 4. Totals 25-58 11-20 69. Halftime-Gonzaga 41-23. 3-Point GoalsSan Francisco 6-21 (Holmes 4-5, Derksen 2-3, Glover 0-2, Dickerson 0-3, Tollefsen 0-4, Adams 0-4), Gonzaga 8-23 (Barham 5-10, Pangos 2-6, Dranginis 1-4, Nunez 0-1, Stockton 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-San Francisco 37 (Pinkins 10), Gonzaga 47 (Barham 9). AssistsSan Francisco 12 (Adams, Pinkins 3), Gonzaga 16 (Stockton 7). Total Fouls-San Francisco 20, Gonzaga 17. A-6,000.

KU DE recruit changes choice By Matt Tait

According to the Boston College site,, Class of 2014 defensive end Austin Stevens has changed his commitment from Kansas University to Boston College. Stevens, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound two-star prospect from Montclair (N.J.) High, orally committed to KU in September but had been targeted by the Eagles throughout his recruitment. In addition, one report said an illness in his family inspired Stevens to want to stay closer to home for college. Rated by Rivals as the 34th best prospect in New Jersey, Stevens has the potential to stay at defensive end or bulk up and move inside. He is the fifth player from New Jersey to commit to BC and his departure from KU’s list of commitments leaves the Jayhawks with 15 players in the current class. Three of those athletes (midyear juco transfers Ronnie Davis, Keyon Haughton and Anthony Smithson) signed letters of intent on Dec. 18, and KU coach Charlie Weis said earlier this month that the Jayhawks could take as many as 26 players in the 2014 class. As January nears and recruiting prepares to heat back up, the Jayhawks have a couple of critical recruiting weekends on the horizon as they attempt to fill out the class. The end of the midyear transfer signing period hits on Jan. 15, and national signing day is set for Feb. 5.



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Rockets have ‘no regrets’ “Oh yeah,” said senior guard Rian Pearson, who hails from nearby RayThere can’t be many town, Mo. “A 7-footer things more frustrating for inside, Perry Ellis … we a visiting coach at Allen knew they were going to Fieldhouse than watching attack us inside.” his team play darn near And there wasn’t much exactly the way he hoped Toledo could do to stop it would and still come out it. The Jayhawks outon the losing end. rebounded the Rockets Toledo coach Tod 44-28 and outscored them Kowalczyk knew that 54-30 in the paint. Ellis feeling all too well follow- led Kansas with 21 points ing Monday’s 93-83 loss to and 11 rebounds — six ofthe 16th-ranked Jayhawks, fensive — and three other and he had very few nega- Jayhawks snagged at least tive things to say about his three rebounds. team’s showing. “We certainly had some “Game-plan-wise, we trouble in the second half played ’em guarding the right around the A 7-footer inside, way,” Kowbasket with alczyk said. Perry Ellis … we knew their size,” “No regrets. they were going to Kowalczyk None.” said. “Getattack us inside.” While that ting into might not be foul trouble the expected — Toledo’s Rian Pearson, on the certainly s o u n d b i t e Jayhawks’ game plan didn’t help from the losus.” ing team’s Asked to locker room, the statistics divulge the Rockets’ stratshowed that Kowalczyk egy for handling KU’s size did not have much reason advantage, Kowalczyk did to be disappointed. Toledo, not hide anything. which fell to 12-1, shot 46 “Pack it in,” he said. percent from the floor — a “That’s all we could do.” respectable percentage by In keeping with ToleAllen Fieldhouse standards do’s theme of doing things — 56 percent from three- right but watching them point range and turned it go wrong, the Jayhawks reover just eight times while sponded to that game plan swiping 10 steals and forc- by hitting seven of 14 threeing 18 turnovers. pointers. Junior point guard “I thought we were Naadir Tharpe made four there,” Kowalczyk said. “... of the five he attempted. If we could be in the game “That was big,” Kowwith five minutes to play, I alczyk said. “I thought a honestly thought we were couple of those were just gonna win the game. But, defensive mistakes. We obviously, we weren’t rotated to a non-shooter quite close enough.” and left a shooter.” After trailing by as Despite the loss, Kowmany as 16 in the sec- alczyk said his team ond half (68-52), Toledo remained upbeat and trimmed KU’s lead to 79- planned to benefit from 70 with 6:46 to play but the experience. could crawl no closer. “We came here for two While the Rockets and reasons,” he said. “No. 1, I Jayhawks (9-3) battled wanted to take Rian Pearback and forth throughout son home. And, No. 2, I the opening minutes, KU wanted our guys to experitook control late in the ence the best atmosphere Nick Krug/Journal-World Photos first half by doing what in college basketball, and Toledo knew it would — we’re gonna be a better KANSAS DEFENDERS TARIK BLACK (25) AND ANDREW WIGGINS GET UP FOR A REBOUND over Toledo guard Jordan pounding the ball inside. team for coming out here.” Lauf during the first half of the Jayhawks’ 93-83 victory on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse. By Matt Tait


BOX SCORE TOLEDO (83) MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t J.D. Weatherspoon26 5-8 2-2 0-3 4 13 Nathan Boothe 23 7-13 0-0 1-1 5 15 Justin Drummond 29 4-11 3-3 3-4 2 13 Rian Pearson 32 5-11 0-2 2-4 0 10 Julius Brown 34 3-11 0-0 1-2 0 9 Jonathan Williams 18 3-4 0-1 0-1 1 7 Zach Garber 15 1-2 0-0 1-3 2 2 Matt Smith 14 2-7 1-2 2-5 1 6 Jordan Lauf 9 2-2 4-4 1-3 2 8 team 2-2 Totals 32-69 10-1413-28 17 83 Three-point goals: 9-16 (Brown 3-4, Drummond 2-4, Williams 1-1, Weatherspoon 1-2, Boothe 1-2, Smith 1-3). Assists: 15 (Boothe 5, Brown 5, Drummond 3, Weatherspoon 2). Turnovers: 8 (Weatherspoon 5, Boothe, Drummond, Brown). Blocked shots: 2 (Boothe, Williams). Steals: 10 (Drummond 3, Pearson 3, Boothe, Brown, Garber, Smith).


“I got to be at home and got to recover a little bit (before reporting with his teammates for practice last Thursday). I felt good out there. I was glad I could be able to play tonight. “I came into practice trying to be aggressive and not worry about it. It happens in basketball. You get hurt sometimes. I didn’t worry about it,” Perry added. He might be a little bit modest, considering he’s playing with a strange sensation in his neck area. “The doctor said it could be a couple weeks to a month for the numbness to go away,” Fonda said, noting Perry passed all his concussion tests after being cleared to practice Thursday. “It was a little scary (after the initial hit to the head happened). We went into the locker room with Wayne Simien. I gave him (Perry) a hug, and he said, ‘I’m all right.’” Ellis impressed his teammates on a night Naadir Tharpe scored a career-high 20 points and Andrew Wiggins went for 20. Last time KU had three players score 20 in a game was Dec. 4, 2002, when four Jayhawks had 20


KANSAS COACH BILL SELF ENCOURAGES HIS DEFENSE against Toledo. against Central Missouri State (Keith Langford 23, Nick Collison 22, Simien 22 and Aaron Miles 20). “He was rebounding the ball well for us the first half, second half, offensively and defensively, just being aggressive,” Tharpe said of Ellis. “Attacking, being the scorer he is. We are going to need him to score like this all the time.” Ellis hit nine of 15 shots and buried his only threepoint attempt. He also had six offensive and five defensive boards and made two of four free throws. “I thought Perry rebounded the ball,” KU coach Bill Self said. “They are a good

rebounding team, and we dominated the glass (4428). Perry on the offensive end was good.” Ellis had nine points and seven boards the first half as KU (9-3) led, 43-36, at the break. He had eight points in a 12-5 run that stretched a 45-38 lead to 57-43 in the second. The Jayhawks were unable to bury the Rockets despite leading by as many as 16 points. Toledo wound up scoring 83 points off 46.4 percent shooting. KU had 18 turnovers while forcing just eight. KU had four steals compared to Toledo’s 10 thefts. “We have a lot to learn

MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Joel Embiid 31 5-9 4-7 3-10 3 14 Perry Ellis 31 9-15 2-4 6-11 1 21 Wayne Selden Jr. 29 3-7 1-2 1-2 3 8 Naadir Tharpe 27 7-8 2-4 0-3 4 20 Andrew Wiggins 38 7-14 5-5 0-5 3 20 Frank Mason 23 1-5 0-0 0-2 1 2 Jamari Traylor 9 2-2 0-0 2-3 0 4 Tarik Black 7 2-4 0-0 3-3 1 4 Brannen Greene 5 0-0 0-0 0-1 1 0 team 3-4 Totals 36-64 14-2218-44 17 93 Three-point goals: 7-14 (Tharpe 4-5, Ellis 1-1, Selden 1-3, Wiggins 1-4, Mason 0-1). Assists: 23 (Tharpe 8, Mason 7, Selden 3, Embiid 2, Ellis, Wiggins, Traylor). Turnovers: 18 (Tharpe 5, Selden 4, Embiid 3, Wiggins 3, Mason, Black, Traylor). Blocked shots: 6 (Embiid 3, Selden, Wiggins, Traylor). Steals: 4 (Ellis, Tharpe, Mason, Black). Toledo 36 47 — 83 Kansas 43 50 — 93 Officials: Tom Eades, Kelly Self, Antinio Petty. Attendance: 16,300.

defensively as a group,” Ellis said. “It takes aggressiveness and really think and not want your man to score. If we get that mentality, we’ll be so much better.” KU will host San Diego State at 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

KU SCHEDULE Exhibition Oct. 29 — Pittsburg State, W 97-57 Nov. 5 — Fort Hays State, W 92-75 Regular Season Nov. 8 — Louisiana Monroe, W 80-63 (1-0) Nov. 12 — Duke in Chicago in Champions Classic, W 94-83 (2-0) Nov. 19 — Iona, W 86-66 (3-0) Nov. 22 — Towson in Battle 4 Atlantis, W 88-58 (4-0) Nov. 28 — Wake Forest in Paradise Island, Bahamas, in

Battle 4 Atlantis, W 87-78 (5-0) Nov. 29 — Villanova in Paradise Island, Bahamas, in Battle 4 Atlantis, L 59-63 (5-1) Nov. 30 — UTEP in Paradise Island, Bahamas, in Battle 4 Atlantis, W 67-63 (6-1) Dec. 7 — at Colorado, L 72-75 (6-2) Dec. 10 — at Florida, L 61-67 (6-3) Dec. 14 — New Mexico in Kansas City, Mo., W 80-63 (7-3)

Dec. 21 — Georgetown, W 86-64 (8-3) Dec. 30 — Toledo, W 98-83 (9-3) Jan. 5 — San Diego State, 3:30 p.m. Jan. 8 — at Oklahoma, 6 p.m. Jan. 11 — Kansas State, 1 p.m. Jan. 13 — at Iowa State, 8 p.m. Jan. 18 — Oklahoma State, 3 p.m. Jan. 20 — Baylor, 8 p.m. Jan. 25 — at TCU, 8 p.m. Jan. 29 —Iowa State, 8 p.m. Feb. 1 — at Texas, 3 p.m.

Feb. 4 — at Baylor, 6 p.m. Feb. 8 — West Virginia, 3 p.m. Feb. 10 — at Kansas State, 8 p.m. Feb. 15 — TCU, 3 p.m. Feb. 18 — at Texas Tech, 7 p.m. Feb. 22 — Texas, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 24 — Oklahoma, 8 p.m. March 1 — at Oklahoma State, 8 p.m. March 5 — Texas Tech, 7 p.m. March 8 — at West Virginia, 11 a.m. Big 12 tournament March 12-15 at Kansas City, Mo.

KANSAS GUARD ANDREW WIGGINS MANEUVERS for a bucket and a foul from Toledo center Nathan Boothe during the first half.



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KANSAS FORWARD JAMARI TRAYLOR ENDS UP IN THE LAPS OF HIS TEAMMATES after chasing a ball out-of-bounds during the second half of the Jayhawks’ 93-83 victory over Toledo on Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.


Self miffed by Jayhawks’ defense By Gary Bedore

Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self cited one disturbing defensive statistic as he peered at the stat sheet following Monday’s 93-83 victory over Toledo in Allen Fieldhouse. “When’s the last time in a nonconference home game did an opponent have eight turnovers (total) and we only get four steals (total)?’’ Self asked a group of media members in the interview room. “I bet you could go back to the 1990s. I could be wrong on that, but I bet you could, where both stats are that low playing at home. Now, on the road, I can understand that. Playing at home, that’s totally inexcusable to me,” Self added. A check of the record books shows KU actually

had just one steal against Temple’s four turnovers during last year’s 69-62 home victory over the Owls., by the way, tracks percentage of possessions that end with a steal. KU’s defense ranks 197th of 351 Div. I teams with an average of 8.6 percent, compared to a national average of 9.0 percent. Self also was disturbed that Toledo hit for 83 points off 46.4 percent shooting. The Rockets hit nine of 16 threes and 10 of 14 free throws. Toledo’s 83 points were most KU has surrendered in a nonconference home game since a 91-84 victory over Siena on Jan. 6, 2009. “Obviously, teams that play here shouldn’t give up 83 (points) at home and certainly give up 83 at home when you only give up 10 free throws,”

Self said. “You could give up 83 if it’s a free-throw fest, but at a time when you only give up 10 free throws, that was obviously as poor of defense as a team can play, collectively, I believe. “The biggest thing: You scored 93 points, you should win that game by a bunch of points, and we don’t ever give up 70 at home, let alone 83, especially when the other team only makes 10 free throws. That’s unacceptable.” Self spoke to his team about defense in the locker room after the game. “I’m frustrated,” he said. “I told our team afterward, ‘Are we better defensively today than we were when we played Duke (KU’s 9483 win on Nov. 12)?’ We spend a lot of time on it, and I’d say the answer is probably no. I think Toledo scored easier today than Duke did.”


KANSAS GUARD NAADIR THARPE (10) PUTS UP A THREE over Toledo guard Julius Brown during the second half.

Happy New Year: Self, who spent much of his postgame media session bemoaning bad defense, ended with: “I’m in a great mood, and I think there’s a lot of things we did well, and everybody have a damn happy new year,” he said, smiling.

Nobody’s hurt: Nine Jayhawks played five or more minutes. Self said the players who did not get in the game were DNP/coach’s decision. They were not injured.

Game notes: KU outrebounded its opponent (44-28) for the 11th time in 12 games. ... KU hit 56.3 percent of its shots, marking the eighth time the Jayhawks have been over 50 percent. ... KU hit a season-high 50 percent from three (seven of 14). ... KU is shooting 41 percent (25-

of-61) from three-point range in its last four games after hitting 29.8 (36-of121) percent in its first eight games. ... The Jayhawks blocked six shots, marking the sixth time KU has six or more blocks in a game. ... KU’s 66.7 percent shooting the second half marked its second-most accurate half of the year (69.2 vs. Towson). ... KU’s bench was outscored for just the second time, by the largest margin of the season, 23-10. ... Toledo set KU opponent seasonhighs for: field goals (32), field goal attempts (69), three-point field goal percentage (56.3) and tied season-highs for assists (15) and steals (10).

Individual notes: Naadir Tharpe scored a careerhigh 20 points and had a career-high four threes in five tries. ... Perry Ellis’ only other double-double

occurred one year and two days ago (vs. American). ... Ellis (21 points, 11 boards) led the Jayhawks in scoring for the fifth time this season, tying Andrew Wiggins for the team lead. ... Joel Embiid had his second-career doubledouble with 14 points and 10 rebounds. ... Embiid had a career-best six offensive rebounds, the most by a Jayhawk this season, and three blocks. ... Ellis and Embiid’s double-doubles marked the first team two Jayhawks have recorded double-doubles in the same game since Elijah Johnson and Jeff Withey teamed up against West Virginia on March 2, 2013. ... Wiggins has converted 22 of his last 23 free-throw attempts. ... Frank Mason dished a career-high seven assists and is now boasting a 12:2 assist-toturnover ratio over his last three outings.

just kind of let me know that what I was doing wasn’t good enough.” N.G.E. Not good enough. Tharpe became CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B better as the fast-paced, entertaining game pro“I screwed it up begressed. But his big night cause I should have taken did not leave him complaa timeout five seconds cent. into the game after our His best game in a Kanfirst turnover,” Self said sas uniform? of Tharpe’s errant pass to “I wouldn’t say, like, Wayne Selden in the corall-around best game bener, a turnover pinned on cause I still had a couple Selden 13 seconds into the of lapses at the defensive game. “I don’t know if I’ve end,” Tharpe said. “They ever taken one that fast scored a lot of points, before, but I think I could but I shot the ball pretty have helped our team a well. I guess this was little more if I would have KANSAS CENTER JOEL EMBIID, LEFT, DIPS UNDER one of my best shooting THE BUCKET for a shot against Toledo center Nathan taken it earlier because games here, but I still had that wasn’t a great way to Boothe during the second half. five turnovers. I have to start the game.” do better on that, but I Tharpe used the bug out of his system, he result of becoming more thought I played well. My tongue-lashing as inspira- took care of the ball betteammates helped me out, aggressive. tion, not as a reason to ter, and certainly he shot encouraged me to keep “I’m going to miss make his confidence run the heck out of it.” shooting and stay aggresshots, but I feel like I can away and hide. He made Tharpe always has had shoot the ball well, and sive.” his first four three-pointa nice-looking three-point I feel like the next shot When Tharpe went ers, made good decisions shot, one that usually to the bench for a brief I take is going to go in,” on when to shoot, when looks as if it’s going in stay with his fourth foul, Tharpe said. “If I just to keep the ball movwhen it leaves his hand. Mason did a terrific job keep that mentality, and ing and when to attack Yet, until a recent stretch my teammates keep on running the team and with the dribble. He also of hot shooting, his three- encouraging me as well found Perry Ellis under played well on the wing point attempts teased the hoop with a long, as the coaching staff, I’m when he and freshman with hope more than any- going to be able to keep on-target pass that put Fearless Frank Mason thing. He shot .273 from shooting this well. Hope- KU up 11 points with 3:58 (seven points, one assist) long range as a freshman, fully.” left. Toledo shaved its played together. .330 as a sophomore. And deficit to eight points, Looking back on the “I actually told him in his first five games this quick timeout, Tharpe and Tharpe pumped it after the game I thought season, his percentage back to 11 with a strong paraphrased his coach’s he showed some guts stood at .333. drive to the hoop from words, rather than dito respond,” Self said of In the past six games, the left wing with 2:14 rectly quoting him, yet Tharpe. “To me, how Tharpe has made 11 of left. another good decision we start a game is more 23 three-pointers, a .478 Point guard doesn’t from the developing point dependent on a point percentage, boosting his need to be KU’s stronguard. guard’s mind-set and how season number to .429. gest position, but it can’t “Just for me to pick it he starts the game. After “He’s been shooting up, really,” Tharpe said. “I be a liability, either, and that, I thought he regreat in practice,” Self was letting my man score recent progress from both sponded great. I thought said. too easy. He hit two shots Tharpe and Mason is an he defended well. After Tharpe said his recent encouraging sign for the right away. It kind of got he got that little turnover shooting streak is the them going a little bit. He young, talented Jayhawks.



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Pelicans 110, Trail Blazers 108 NEW ORLEANS — Tyreke Evans hit a pull-up jumper from 17 feet with 1.2 seconds left, and New Orleans beat Portland on Monday night. Evans’ big basket came right after Portland’s Damian Lillard, who has hit several game-winners this season, made a contested three-pointer to tie the score at 108. New Orleans, which won its fourth in a row at home, never trailed in the second half but never led by more than five in the final 10 minutes. Jrue Holiday scored 15 of his season-high 31 points in the fourth quarter and tied a season high with 13 assists for the Pelicans. Anthony Davis added 27 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks. Evans had 20 points. Davis forced LaMarcus Aldridge into a tough shot from the baseline that bounced off the top of the backboard as time ran out. Lillard scored 29 points, and Aldridge had 28 for Portland (24-7), which lost its second straight. Before Evans’ gamewinner, Holiday hit a series of huge shots, answering every Portland challenge in the fourth quarter. When the Blazers scored the first seven points to tie the score at 89, he sank a three-pointer. Holiday then hit an outside shot and a buzzerbeating driving bank to keep the Pelicans ahead 98-95. After Nicolas Batum missed a free throw that would have given Portland its first lead since 3332 in the second quarter, Holiday sank a floater to make the score 100-98. After Aldridge missed an outside shot with the score tied at 100, Holiday sank one from just beyond the free throw line. The Blazers, who have struggled defensively lately, allowed the Pelicans to hit 53.9 percent of their shots. Portland entered having allowed an average of 111.8 points in its last four games. The Pelicans limited the Blazers to 44.3 percent shooting, and Davis was a major factor. He blocked two fallaway attempts from Aldridge before stifling him on the final shot. PORTLAND (108) Batum 3-9 1-2 8, Aldridge 13-25 2-3 28, Lopez 1-3 5-6 7, Lillard 10-18 4-5 29, Matthews 6-13 3-4 18, Williams 3-9 0-0 8, Freeland 2-5 0-0 4, Wright 1-5 3-4 6, Leonard 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 39-88 18-24 108. NEW ORLEANS (110) Aminu 4-8 1-1 9, Anderson 5-11 2-2 13, Davis 13-19 1-4 27, Holiday 14-28 2-2 31, Morrow 1-3 0-0 2, Evans 9-15 2-2 20, Roberts 1-4 2-2 4, Ajinca 0-0 0-0 0, Rivers 1-1 2-2 4, Stiemsma 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 48-89 12-15 110. Portland 21 28 33 26—108 New Orleans 26 30 33 21—110 3-Point Goals-Portland 12-32 (Lillard 5-8, Matthews 3-8, Williams 2-5, Wright 1-4, Batum 1-7), New Orleans 2-11 (Holiday 1-2, Anderson 1-5, Evans 0-1, Roberts 0-1, Aminu 0-1, Morrow 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Portland 47 (Aldridge 8), New Orleans 52 (Aminu 15). Assists-Portland 25 (Batum 6), New Orleans 19 (Holiday 13). Total Fouls-Portland 13, New Orleans 19. Technicals-New Orleans defensive three second. A-17,035 (17,188).

Wizards 106, Pistons 99 AUBURN HILLS, MICH. — John Wall scored 29 points, and Washington became the latest team to rally past Detroit in the fourth quarter. Washington trailed 8778 before starting the final period with a 17-4 run. The Pistons never went back ahead. Brandon Jennings had 15 points and 14 assists for Detroit, which has lost five of six. Bradley Beal scored 11 of his 13 points in the second half for Washington. It was another frustrating loss for Detroit, outscored 28-12 in the fourth quarter. The Pistons have also blown comfortable fourth-quarter leads at home against Portland and Charlotte during the latter part of December.

STANDINGS Atlantic Division Toronto Boston Brooklyn Philadelphia New York Southeast Division Miami Atlanta Washington Charlotte Orlando Central Division

W 13 13 10 9 9

L 15 17 20 21 21

Pct .464 .433 .333 .300 .300

GB — 1 4 5 5

W 24 17 14 14 10

L 7 14 14 18 20

Pct GB .774 — .548 7 .500 8½ .438 10½ .333 13½

W L Pct GB Indiana 24 5 .828 — Detroit 14 19 .424 12 Chicago 12 17 .414 12 Cleveland 10 20 .333 14½ Milwaukee 6 24 .200 18½ WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 24 7 .774 — Houston 21 12 .636 4 Dallas 18 13 .581 6 New Orleans 14 15 .483 9 Memphis 13 17 .433 10½ Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 25 5 .833 — Portland 24 7 .774 1½ Minnesota 15 16 .484 10½ Denver 14 16 .467 11 Utah 10 24 .294 17 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 21 11 .656 — Phoenix 18 11 .621 1½ Golden State 19 13 .594 2 L.A. Lakers 13 18 .419 7½ Sacramento 9 20 .310 10½ Monday’s Games Washington 106, Detroit 99 Dallas 100, Minnesota 98 Chicago 95, Memphis 91 New Orleans 110, Portland 108 Miami 97, Denver 94 Utah 83, Charlotte 80 Phoenix at L.A. Clippers (n) Today’s Games Atlanta at Boston, noon Cleveland at Indiana, 2 p.m. Golden State at Orlando, 4 p.m. Sacramento at Houston, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Toronto at Chicago, 7 p.m. Portland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

How former Jayhawks fared Darrell Arthur, Denver Min: 25. Pts: 13. Reb: 4. Ast: 2. Mario Chalmers, Miami Min: 38. Pts: 10. Reb: 3. Ast: 9. Kirk Hinrich, Chicago Min: 31. Pts: 6. Reb: 2. Ast: 4. Marcus Morris, Phoenix Late game Markieff Morris, Phoenix Late game Thomas Robinson, Portland Did not play (coach’s decision) Brandon Rush, Utah Did not play (coach’s decision) Jeff Withey, New Orleans Did not play (coach’s decision) WASHINGTON (106) Ariza 5-11 2-2 15, Booker 2-6 2-3 6, Gortat 4-8 0-0 8, Wall 7-15 14-15 29, Beal 6-13 0-0 13, Webster 4-7 0-0 10, Nene 5-9 1-2 11, Vesely 0-0 0-0 0, Temple 0-1 1-2 1, Porter Jr. 3-4 1-3 7, Seraphin 3-4 0-0 6. Totals 39-78 21-27 106. DETROIT (99) Smith 6-19 4-6 16, Monroe 7-17 8-12 22, Drummond 7-10 2-4 16, Jennings 5-16 3-4 15, Caldwell-Pope 7-11 0-1 17, Singler 4-5 2-4 11, Billups 0-2 0-0 0, Harrellson 0-1 0-0 0, Bynum 0-0 2-2 2, Datome 0-1 0-2 0. Totals 36-82 21-35 99. Washington 33 20 25 28—106 Detroit 32 31 24 12— 99 3-Point Goals-Washington 7-19 (Ariza 3-7, Webster 2-4, Wall 1-4, Beal 1-4), Detroit 6-20 (Caldwell-Pope 3-6, Jennings 2-8, Singler 1-2, Billups 0-2, Smith 0-2). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsWashington 50 (Ariza 11), Detroit 55 (Drummond 16). Assists-Washington 25 (Wall 7), Detroit 26 (Jennings 14). Total Fouls-Washington 27, Detroit 24. Technicals-Gortat, Washington defensive three second, Detroit defensive three second. A-15,050 (22,076).

Mavericks 100, Timberwolves 98 MINNEAPOLIS — Shawn Marion scored 32 points and hit two huge threepointers in the fourth quarter to help Dallas withstand a furious second-half charge from Minnesota. Dirk Nowitzki had 16 points for the Mavericks, who led by 19 late in the first half before the Wolves came back. Kevin Love had 36 points, 11 rebounds and four assists for Minnesota. DALLAS (100) Marion 14-19 0-0 32, Nowitzki 7-17 2-3 16, Dalembert 3-3 3-4 9, Calderon 3-7 0-0 8, Ellis 3-14 3-3 9, Carter 2-9 2-2 6, Wright 6-8 2-2 14, Crowder 0-4 0-0 0, Blair 3-3 0-0 6, Larkin 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 41-86 12-14 100. MINNESOTA (98) Brewer 7-12 0-0 16, Love 14-24 6-8 36, Pekovic 6-13 6-6 18, Rubio 1-3 2-2 4, Martin 6-15 6-7 19, Shved 0-3 0-0 0, Mbah a Moute 0-1 0-0 0, Cunningham 0-2 0-0 0, Barea 2-4 0-0 5, Hummel 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 36-79 20-23 98. Dallas 29 33 19 19—100 Minnesota 23 20 38 17— 98 3-Point Goals-Dallas 6-24 (Marion 4-6, Calderon 2-4, Larkin 0-1, Crowder 0-2, Ellis 0-3, Carter 0-4, Nowitzki 0-4), Minnesota 6-23 (Brewer 2-5, Love 2-7, Barea 1-3, Martin 1-3, Shved 0-1, Mbah a Moute 0-1, Rubio 0-1, Hummel 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Dallas 42 (Dalembert 7), Minnesota 51 (Love 11). Assists-Dallas 33 (Ellis 10), Minnesota 22 (Rubio 13). Total Fouls-Dallas 20, Minnesota 15. Technicals-Ellis, Minnesota defensive three second. A-16,111 (19,356).


Bulls 95, Grizzlies 91 MEMPHIS, TENN. — Jimmy Butler scored 14 of his 26 points in the third quarter, Carlos Boozer added 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Chicago defeated Memphis. Butler shot 6-for-10 from the field, including 2-of-3 on three-pointers, and 12-of-14 at the foul line in a team-high 41 minutes. Chicago was 6-for-15 from three-point range. D.J. Augustin had 10 points off the bench for the Bulls, including eight in the fourth period as Memphis tried to make a late run. Mike Conley finished with 26 points, nine assists, six rebounds and six steals to lead the Grizzlies. James Johnson scored 13 points, all in the second half, and grabbed 10 rebounds before fouling out with 4:10 left. CHICAGO (95) Dunleavy 2-5 3-3 7, Boozer 9-16 3-4 21, Noah 2-9 4-5 8, Hinrich 1-3 3-6 6, Butler 6-10 12-14 26, Gibson 3-7 3-4 9, Snell 3-5 1-2 8, Augustin 2-8 4-4 10, Mohammed 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 28-65 33-42 95. MEMPHIS (91) Prince 1-2 1-2 3, Randolph 4-15 2-2 10, Koufos 6-8 0-0 12, Conley 9-19 8-10 26, Allen 5-7 3-4 13, Davis 3-4 2-4 8, Johnson 4-13 5-6 13, Bayless 2-5 0-0 4, Miller 1-2 0-0 2, Leuer 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 35-78 21-28 91. Chicago 17 29 25 24—95 Memphis 22 22 20 27—91 3-Point Goals-Chicago 6-15 (Butler 2-3, Augustin 2-7, Hinrich 1-1, Snell 1-2, Dunleavy 0-2), Memphis 0-5 (Miller 0-1, Johnson 0-2, Conley 0-2). Fouled OutJohnson. Rebounds-Chicago 49 (Noah, Boozer 10), Memphis 47 (Randolph, Johnson 10). Assists-Chicago 16 (Augustin 9), Memphis 19 (Conley 9). Total Fouls-Chicago 21, Memphis 27. Technicals-Chicago Coach Thibodeau. A-17,688 (18,119).

EAST Army 68, Coast Guard 48 Bryant 70, Lehigh 68 Columbia 76, Colgate 70, 2OT Hofstra 75, NJIT 64 Siena 79, Fordham 69 St. Bonaventure 80, Delaware 73 Towson 72, New Hampshire 64 UMBC 63, Navy 48 Vermont 88, Lyndon St. 48 Wagner 59, Monmouth (NJ) 52 SOUTH Appalachian St. 97, Bluefield 70 Austin Peay 93, Dalton 57 Campbell 69, Georgia Southern 63 Clemson 80, VMI 50 Florida Gulf Coast 60, N. Kentucky 56 Florida St. 67, Charleston Southern 59 Jacksonville St. 70, UT-Martin 65 James Madison 73, Ball St. 68 Louisiana-Lafayette 90, Central Methodist 58 Mercer 86, Jacksonville 49 Miami 71, Loyola (Md.) 48 Mississippi 79, W. Kentucky 74 Morehead St. 102, Asbury 68 NC State 68, UNC Greensboro 64 North Florida 85, Kennesaw St. 60 Radford 80, Houghton 51 SC State 68, Coastal Carolina 58 SE Louisiana 75, Spring Hill 65 Samford 71, Presbyterian 59 South Carolina 92, Marshall 65 Southern U. 116, Champion Baptist 12 St. Francis (NY) 60, Delaware St. 57 Stetson 65, Lipscomb 63 Tennessee 87, Virginia 52 W. Carolina 106, Milligan 72 Wofford 81, High Point 53 MIDWEST Detroit 73, Bethune-Cookman 53 Kansas 93, Toledo 83 Ohio 78, Longwood 43 SOUTHWEST Arkansas St. 91, S. Arkansas 66 Baylor 81, Oral Roberts 55 Cent. Arkansas 121, Ecclesia 77 Incarnate Word 102, Huston-Tillotson 73 LIU Brooklyn 73, Texas St. 64 Louisiana Tech 102, Oklahoma 98, OT Oklahoma St. 92, Robert Morris 66 Texas 66, Rice 44 Texas Tech 100, Mount St. Mary’s 69 UALR 88, Grambling St. 68 FAR WEST Santa Clara 76, Portland 68 Dr Pepper Classic Chattanooga 86, Maine 80 Middle Tennessee 79, Grand Canyon 56

Big 12 Men Conf. W L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Overall W L 11 0 12 1 11 1 11 2 11 2 9 3 9 3 9 3 8 5 8 5

Iowa State Oklahoma State Baylor Texas Oklahoma Kansas State TCU Kansas West Virginia Texas Tech Monday’s Games Kansas 93, Toledo 83 Texas 66, Rice 44 Oklahoma State 92, Robert Morris 66 Texas Tech 100, Mount St. Mary’s 69 Louisiana Tech 102, Oklahoma 98 Baylor 81, Oral Roberts 55 Today’s Games George Washington at Kansas State, 2 p.m. Northern Illinois at Iowa State, 6 p.m. Friday’s Game Savannah State at Baylor, 7 p.m. Saturday’s Games Iowa State at Texas Tech, 12:30 p.m. Oklahoma State at Kansas St., 3 p.m. West Virginia at TCU, 3 p.m. Oklahoma at Texas, 7 p.m.

MIDWEST Dayton 102, Cent. Michigan 89 Denver 67, Illinois St. 60 Evansville 90, Toledo 80 IUPUI 92, Indiana-Southeast 63 Madonna 86, Detroit 76 Morehead St. 59, S. Illinois 50 Wisconsin 65, Green Bay 61, OT SOUTHWEST Cent. Arkansas 85, Philander Smith 57 Texas A&M 80, Arkansas St. 62 Texas A&M-CC 84, Huston-Tillotson 64 FAR WEST Arizona St. 63, Syracuse 60 BYU 65, Pepperdine 50 Gonzaga 83, Pacific 68 LIU Brooklyn 78, N. Arizona 72 Saint Mary’s (Cal) 80, Portland 65 Utah 66, UC Santa Barbara 57 Fordham Holiday Classic Fordham 64, Harvard 44 Tulsa 76, UNC-Greensboro 71 Georgia Tech Holiday Tournament Georgia Tech 89, Hampton 70 Alabama St. 82, Brown 81, OT JMU Invitational James Madison 94, Norfolk St. 50 Ohio 84, UMBC 36 San Diego Surf ‘N Slam NC State 84, San Diego St. 67 Kansas St. 74, UC Riverside 42

Big 12 Women Conf. W L 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Overall W L 11 0 11 0 11 1 10 1 9 3 9 3 9 4 6 5 7 5 6 5

Oklahoma State Iowa State West Virginia Baylor Texas TCU Oklahoma Texas Tech Kansas Kansas State Monday’s Game Kansas State 74 vs. UC-Riverside 42 Thursday’s Games Oklahoma vs. Texas Tech, 6:30 p.m. Baylor vs. Kansas State, 7 p.m. Iowa State vs. TCU, 7 p.m. Texas vs. Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. West Virginia vs. Kansas, 7 p.m.

College Women’s AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press’ women’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 29, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last week’s ranking: RecordPts Prv 1. UConn (36) 13-0 900 1 2. Notre Dame 11-0 841 2 3. Duke 12-1 822 3 4. Stanford 11-1 808 4 5. Tennessee 11-1 736 5 6. Kentucky 12-1 717 6 7. Louisville 13-1 695 7 8. Maryland 12-1 648 8 9. Baylor 10-1 626 9 10. North Carolina 11-2 515 10 11. Oklahoma St. 11-0 511 11 12. Colorado 10-1 472 12 13. South Carolina 12-1 462 13 14. Iowa St. 11-0 447 14 15. Penn St. 9-3 341 15 16. LSU 9-2 308 16 17. Purdue 9-2 299 17 18. Nebraska 10-2 278 18 19. Georgia 12-1 228 19 20. Syracuse 11-1 213 20 21. Florida St. 12-1 187 22 22. Iowa 12-2 180 21 23. California 8-3 116 23 24. Arizona St. 10-1 91 25 25. Oklahoma 8-4 65 25 Others receiving votes: Arkansas 49, San Diego 33, NC State 27, Indiana 23, Georgia Tech 8, Rutgers 8, West Virginia 8, Gonzaga 7, Saint Joseph’s 7, Texas 7, Middle Tennessee 6, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 5, UTEP 4, DePaul 2.

Jazz 83, Bobcats 80 SALT LAKE CITY — Trey Burke beat the shot clock on a driving layup with 19 seconds left and scored 21 points to power Utah past Charlotte. Matched against another 6-foot-1 sparkplug in Kemba Walker, Burke faked a shot, hesitated College Men’s AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated and drove the right side of Press’ college basketball poll, with Kansas Women the lane, releasing the ball first-place votes in parentheses, Exhibition Oct. 30 — Pittsburg State, W 85-54 just before the shot clock records through Dec. 29, total points Nov. 3 — Emporia State, W 61-53 based on 25 points for a first-place Regular Season buzzer to give the Jazz the vote through one point for a 25th-place Nov. 10 — Oral Roberts, W 84-62 (1-0) lead in the closing mo- vote and last week’s ranking: Nov. 13 — SIU Edwardsville, W 72-56 RecordPts Prv (2-0) ments of an often listless 1. Arizona (60) 13-0 1,620 1 Nov. 17 — Creighton, W 74-66 (3-0) 2. Syracuse (5) 12-0 1,550 2 contest. Nov. 20 — at Minnesota, L 59-70 (3-1) 3. Ohio St. 13-0 1,462 3 Alec Burks had 14 4. Wisconsin Nov. 28 — Central Michigan at St. 13-0 1,408 4 Thomas, Virgin Islands, W 68-63 (4-1) points, and Derrick Favors 5. Michigan St. 11-1 1,364 5 Nov. 29 — Xavier at St. Thomas, Oklahoma St. 11-1 1,278 7 and Marvin Williams add- 6. Virgin Islands, L 59-64 (4-2) 7. Duke 10-2 1,144 9 Nov. 30 — Duke at St. Thomas, Virgin ed 13 apiece to carry the 8. Wichita St. 13-0 1,067 10 Islands, L 40-73 (4-3) 10-1 1,013 11 Jazz to their 10th straight 9. Baylor Dec. 4 — Arkansas, L 53-64 (4-4) 10. Oregon 12-0 987 12 Dec. 12 — Texas Southern, W 105-78 win over the Bobcats. 11. Villanova 11-1 943 8 (5-4) 10-2 915 13 Gerald Henderson had 12. Florida Dec. 15 — Purdue, L 68-71 (5-5) Iowa St. 11-0 869 14 Dec. 22 — Tulsa, W 82-78 (6-5) 19 points, none in the 13. 14. Louisville 11-2 812 6 Dec. 29 — Yale, W 79-63 (7-5) fourth quarter, and Al Jef- 15. Kentucky 10-3 753 18 Jan. 2 — West Virginia, 7 p.m. Kansas 8-3 666 16 ferson and Walker both 16. Jan. 5 — at Baylor, 3 p.m. 17. UConn 11-1 647 15 Jan. 8 — at TCU, 7 p.m. scored 18 in the Bobcats’ 18. Memphis 9-2 625 17 Jan. 11 — Texas Tech, 7 p.m. 19. North Carolina 9-3 413 19 first stop of a four-game 20. Colorado Jan. 15 — at Texas, 7 p.m. 11-2 373 21 Jan. 19 — Baylor, 2 p.m. Western Conference 21. San Diego St. 10-1 371 20 Jan. 22 — Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. 22. Iowa 11-2 258 22 swing. Jan. 25 — at Kansas State, 1 p.m. CHARLOTTE (80) Tolliver 1-6 0-0 3, McRoberts 2-6 0-0 5, A.Jefferson 8-23 1-2 18, Walker 6-17 5-5 18, Henderson 6-13 5-8 19, Zeller 1-1 0-0 2, Douglas-Roberts 2-4 0-0 5, Sessions 4-13 0-0 8, Biyombo 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 31-84 11-15 80. UTAH (83) R.Jefferson 3-10 1-2 9, Williams 6-8 0-0 13, Favors 6-10 1-2 13, Burke 8-17 2-2 21, Hayward 3-10 2-2 9, Burks 6-12 1-1 14, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Kanter 2-8 0-0 4, Garrett 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 34-80 7-9 83. Charlotte 21 13 19 27—80 Utah 21 21 21 20—83 3-Point Goals-Charlotte 7-14 (Henderson 2-2, Walker 1-1, Tolliver 1-2, A.Jefferson 1-2, McRoberts 1-3, DouglasRoberts 1-3, Sessions 0-1), Utah 8-21 (Burke 3-6, R.Jefferson 2-6, Williams 1-1, Hayward 1-3, Burks 1-3, Garrett 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Charlotte 53 (A.Jefferson 10), Utah 52 (Williams 10). Assists-Charlotte 13 (Walker 4), Utah 17 (Hayward, Burke 5). Total Fouls-Charlotte 12, Utah 17. TechnicalsUtah defensive three second. A-19,125 (19,911).

Heat 97, Nuggets 94 DENVER — LeBron James returned from a groin injury to score 26 points on his 29th birthday, and Miami beat skidding Denver despite losing Dwyane Wade and Norris Cole during the game. MIAMI (97) James 8-15 5-8 26, Battier 2-3 0-0 6, Bosh 8-12 1-4 17, Chalmers 1-5 7-10 10, Wade 6-9 0-0 12, Allen 4-7 3-4 13, Haslem 0-4 0-0 0, Cole 0-3 0-0 0, Lewis 1-2 0-0 2, Beasley 4-6 0-0 9, Anthony 0-0 2-2 2, Mason Jr. 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 34-67 18-28 97. DENVER (94) Chandler 6-17 0-0 13, Faried 4-8 0-0 8, Hickson 5-11 2-2 12, Lawson 8-15 5-6 26, Hamilton 1-3 0-0 3, Foye 4-6 3-3 11, Arthur 6-14 0-0 13, Mozgov 3-4 0-0 6, A.Miller 1-2 0-0 2, Robinson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 38-81 10-11 94. Miami 29 17 26 25—97 Denver 30 25 22 17—94 3-Point Goals-Miami 11-23 (James 5-9, Battier 2-3, Allen 2-4, Beasley 1-1, Chalmers 1-3, Mason Jr. 0-1, Lewis 0-1, Wade 0-1), Denver 8-20 (Lawson 5-8, Arthur 1-1, Hamilton 1-2, Chandler 1-6, Robinson 0-1, Hickson 0-1, Foye 0-1). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Miami 41 (Allen 7), Denver 46 (Hickson 11). Assists-Miami 23 (James 10), Denver 23 (Foye, Lawson 7). Total Fouls-Miami 13, Denver 21. Technicals-Miami defensive three second. A-19,155 (19,155).

23. UMass 11-1 160 23 24. Gonzaga 11-2 78 24 25. Missouri 11-1 76 25 Others receiving votes: Illinois 57, Texas 40, George Washington 37, Oklahoma 36, Toledo 32, Florida St. 24, UCLA 19, Harvard 10, Michigan 7, Creighton 5, Kansas St. 3, Pittsburgh 2, LSU 1.

USA Today Top 25 Poll The top 25 teams in the USA Today men’s college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 29, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: RecordPts Pvs 1. Arizona (30) 13-0 798 1 2. Syracuse (1) 12-0 762 2 3. Ohio State (1) 13-0 741 3 4. Michigan State 11-1 682 5 5. Wisconsin 13-0 677 6 6. Oklahoma State 11-1 605 7 7. Wichita State 13-0 588 8 8. Duke 10-2 568 9 9. Oregon 12-0 530 10 10. Louisville 11-2 515 4 11. Baylor 10-1 429 12 12. Iowa State 11-0 420 13 13. Florida 10-2 413 14 14. Villanova 11-1 392 11 15. UConn 11-1 340 15 16. Kentucky 10-3 319 18 17. Kansas 8-3 314 16 18. Memphis 9-2 268 17 19. North Carolina 9-3 184 19 19. San Diego State 10-1 184 20 21. Gonzaga 11-2 145 21 22. UMass 11-1 137 22 23. Iowa 11-2 113 23 24. Colorado 11-2 92 24 25. Missouri 11-1 51 25 Others receiving votes: Creighton 29, Pittsburgh 22, UCLA 20, George Washington 17, Oklahoma 16, Texas 9, Toledo 8, Florida State 4, Michigan 4, Illinois 2, New Mexico 1, Saint Louis 1.

College Women EAST Binghamton 57, La Salle 56 Bryant 68, Columbia 47 CCSU 64, Hofstra 62 Dartmouth 76, UMass 72 Drexel 69, Cornell 44 NJIT 58, Wagner 52 St. John’s 61, Delaware 58 SOUTH Campbell 74, Longwood 55 Coastal Carolina 67, Radford 66 E. Kentucky 86, Murray St. 72 George Mason 85, Georgia Southern 64 High Point 75, Liberty 70 Mississippi 99, Austin Peay 69 Mississippi St. 98, MVSU 58 SC State 63, Md.-Eastern Shore 50 UNC Asheville 54, Presbyterian 47 UT-Martin 88, Jacksonville St. 75 VCU 81, Old Dominion 68 Vanderbilt 87, UAB 76 Winthrop 69, Charleston Southern 49

Jan. 28 — Texas, 7 p.m. Feb. 1 — at Texas Tech, 4 p.m. Feb. 5 — at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. Feb. 9 — Oklahoma, 2 p.m. Feb. 12 — TCU, 7 p.m. Feb. 15 — at Iowa State, 6 p.m. Feb. 22 — at Oklahoma, 7 p.m. Feb. 26 — Kansas State, 7 p.m. March 1 — Iowa State, 7 p.m. March 4 — at West Virginia, 6 p.m. Big 12 tournament March 7-10 at Oklahoma City

College Bowl Schedule Monday, Dec. 30 Armed Forces Bowl At Fort Worth, Texas Navy 24, Middle Tennessee 6 Music City Bowl At Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi 25, Georgia Tech 17 Alamo Bowl At San Antonio Oregon 30, Texas 7 Holiday Bowl At San Diego Arizona State (10-3) vs. Texas Tech (7-5), (n) Tuesday, Dec. 31 AdvoCare V100 Bowl At Shreveport, La. Arizona (7-5) vs. Boston College (7-5), 11:30 a.m. (ESPN) Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Virginia Tech (8-4) vs. UCLA (9-3), 1 p.m. (CBS) Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Tenn. Rice (9-3) vs. Mississippi State (6-6), 3 p.m. (ESPN) Chick-fil-A Bowl At Atlanta Texas A&M (8-4) vs. Duke (10-3), 7p.m. (ESPN) Wednesday, Jan. 1 Heart of Dallas Bowl At Dallas UNLV (7-5) vs. North Texas (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPNU) Gator Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. Nebraska (8-4) vs. Georgia (8-4), 11 a.m. (ESPN2) Capital One Bowl At Orlando, Fla. Wisconsin (9-3) vs. South Carolina (10-2), noon (ABC) Outback Bowl At Tampa, Fla. Iowa (8-4) vs. LSU (9-3), noon (ESPN) Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Stanford (11-2) vs. Michigan State (12-1), 4 p.m. (ESPN) Fiesta Bowl At Glendale, Ariz. Baylor (11-1) vs. UCF (11-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

Thursday, Jan. 2 Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Alabama (11-1) vs. Oklahoma (10-2), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) Friday, Jan. 3 Orange Bowl At Miami Ohio State (12-1) vs. Clemson (10-2), 7 p.m. (ESPN) Cotton Bowl At Arlington, Texas Missouri (11-2) vs. Oklahoma State (10-2), 6:30 p.m. (FOX) Saturday, Jan. 4 BBVA Compass Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Vanderbilt (8-4) vs. Houston (8-4), noon (ESPN) Sunday, Jan. 5 Bowl At Mobile, Ala. Arkansas State (7-5) vs. Ball State (10-2), 8 p.m. (ESPN) Monday, Jan. 6 BCS National Championship At Pasadena, Calif. Florida State (13-0) vs. Auburn (12-1), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

NFL Wild-card Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 4 Kansas City at Indianapolis, 3:35 p.m. (NBC) New Orleans at Philadelphia, 7:10 p.m. (NBC) Sunday, Jan. 5 San Diego at Cincinnati, 12:05 p.m. (CBS) San Francisco at Green Bay, 3:40 p.m. (FOX) Divisional Playoffs Saturday, Jan. 11 Green Bay, San Francisco or New Orleans at Seattle, 3:35 p.m. (FOX) Cincinnati, Indianpolis or Kansas City at New England, 7:15 p.m. (CBS) Sunday, Jan. 12 Philadelphia, Green Bay or San Francisco at Carolina, 12:05 p.m. (FOX) Indianapolis, Kansas City or San Diego at Denver, 3:40 p.m. (CBS) Conference Championships Sunday, Jan. 19 AFC, 2 p.m. (CBS) NFC, 5:30 p.m. (FOX) Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 2 At East Rutherford, N.J. AFC champion vs. NFC champion, 5:30 p.m. (FOX)

NHL Monday’s Games Ottawa 3, Washington 1 Chicago 1, Los Angeles 0 Nashville 6, Detroit 4 Philadelphia at Vancouver, (n) Today’s Games Pittsburgh at New Jersey, noon N.Y. Rangers at Florida, 4 p.m. St. Louis at Minnesota, 5 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 6 p.m. Montreal at Carolina, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. San Jose at Anaheim, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 7 p.m. Columbus at Colorado, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Calgary, 8 p.m. Edmonton at Phoenix, 8 p.m.

BASEBALL American League TEXAS RANGERS — Acquired RHP Miles Mikolas from Pittsburgh for 1B Chris McGuiness. Designated OF Rafael Ortega for assignment. FOOTBALL National Football League BUFFALO BILLS — Fired receivers coach Ike Hilliard. Signed to DB Mario Butler, OT Edawn Coughman, QB Dennis Dixon, DE Ikponmwosa Igbinosun, OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb, WR Brandon Kaufman and LB Jacquies Smith to reserve/future contracts. CHICAGO BEARS — Signed LS Brandon Hartson, CB C.J. Wilson, CB Demontre Hurst, TE Fendi Onobun, QB Jerrod Johnson, LB Lawrence Wilson, OT Rogers Gaines, S Sean Cattouse, WR Terrence Toliver, DT Tracy Robertson and TE Zach Miller to reserve/future contracts. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Placed TE Alex Smith and DT Devon Still on injured reserve. Signed DT Ogemdi Nwagbuo. Signed CB Brandon Burton and DT Zach Minter on injured reserve. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed DBs Jamoris Slaughter and T.J. Heath, DE Cam Henderson, LB Justin Staples, WRs Conner Vernon and Tori Gurley and OL Jeremiah Warren to reserve/future contracts. DALLAS COWBOYS — Signed WR Tim Benford, G Ray Dominguez, WR Lance Lewis, DE Caesar Rayford, LB Jonathan Stewart and OT John Wetzel to reserve/future contracts. DETROIT LIONS — Fired coach Jim Schwartz. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Fired coach Leslie Frazier. Signed S Brandan Bishop, CB Kip Edwards, OT Kevin Murphy, DE Spencer Nealy, RB Bradley Randle and WR Adam Thielen. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Signed OL R.J. Mattes and LB Taylor Reed to the practice squad. Released OL R.J. Dill from the practice squad. NEW YORK GIANTS — Signed DE Kendrick Adams, T Steven Baker, RB Kendall Gaskins, WR Marcus Harris and DBs Travis Howard, Junior Mertile, Chaz Powell and Ross Weaver to reserve/future contracts. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Signed CB Johnny Adams, OL Jack Cornell, WR Jared Green, LB Eric Harper, TE Brian Leonhardt and DE Chris McCoy to reserve/future contracts. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed CB Perrish Cox to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Fired coach Greg Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik. TENNESSEE TITANS — Signed T Jeff Adams, DT Chigbo Anunoby, CB George Baker, LBs Brandon Copeland and Jonathan Willard, C Tyler Horn, DE Adewale Ojomo and TE Adam Schiltz to reserve/future contracts. WASHINGTON REDSKINS — Fired coach Mike Shanahan, special teams coordinator Keith Burns, advance scout Larry Coyer, coaching assistant Richmond Flowers, quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur, receivers coach Mike McDaniel, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, linebackers coach Bob Slowik and defensive assistant Bobby Slowik. COLLEGE ALABAMA A&M — Named James Michael Spady football coach. INDIANA — Announced freshman men’s basketball C Luke Fischer has withdrawn from school and is expected to transfer. LOUISVILLE — Dismissed junior F Chane Behanan from the men’s basketball team for another violation of university policy. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Named Justin Wilcox defensive coordinator, Marques Tuiasosopo tight ends coach and Tim Drevno offensive line coach. Announced Clay Helton will remain as offensive coordinator. WASHINGTON — Named Pete Kwiatkowski defensive coordinator, Bob Gregory linebackers coach/assistant head coach, Jimmy Lake defensive backs coach, Jeff Choate special teams coordinator and defensive line coach, Jonathan Smith offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, Brent Pease wide receivers coach, Keith Bhonapha running backs coach and recruiting coordinator, Chris Strausser offensive line coach, Tim Socha strength and conditioning coach, Rich Rasmussen director of player personnel and Mike McHugh director of football operations.



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Variety of old and recently new clothes: shirts (8), $0.50 ea; pants (4 pairs), $1 ea. Books (lg and sm): lg$1.50 ea; sm - $0.50 ea. Small tray of collectibles: (10) $0.25 ea. 785-550-3799, 785-865-1517



Full time benefits include direct deposit, health, dental & vision insurance, 401(k) with company contribution, PTO, Tuition Reimbursement & more!

FOR PARTS or REPAIR, HP w2207n, 22” DESKTOP MONITOR. In great shape. Black screen. No returns. $35 cash only 785-843-7205



We’re looking for energetic, creative individuals who share our vision in promoting excellence in an environment committed to a resident directed approach to service. Superb customer service skills, Positive attitude & great personality a must!

2008 Chevy Aveo Super clean inside and out, has been very well taken care of. Perfect for your student! Only 72,818 miles, Stock#A3614A. Only $6,995!! Call Mike at (785) 550-1299. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence



Administrative and Accounting Assistant

Chevrolet 2011 Cruze LT GM Certified with 2yrs of scheduled maintenance, great gas mileage, power equipment, cruise control, stk#367191 only $13,815 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

PRINT wall picture “RED POPPIES ON FIELD” large 25”35” in beautiful brown frame. Ready to hang. Stunning. $50 cash only 785-843-7205

During The Holiday Season

• Tour Historic Landmarks • See 33 Vintage Decorated Trees

PRINT wall picture “LADIES AND FLOWERS” large 42x36 behind glass in elegant gold frame. Ready to hang and beautiful. $50 cash only 785-843-7205

Buick 2010 Lucerne CXL power equipment, alloy wheels, On Star, remote start, leather heated memory seats and more! Stk#14095 only $14,814 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Dodge 2011 Avenger Luxury one owner trade in, leather heated seats, sunroof, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, power equipment, cruise control, stk#330001 only $15,814. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Black On Black! Priced Right!! New Arrival! $26,488 Stk# JPL13-124C1

Buick 2008 Lacrosse CX remote start, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, power seat, very affordable, stk#420851 only $10,855. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS 14T088A

(785) 856-7227

2300 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

2D Coupe, Jet Black, 5.3 V-8, Beautiful! $11,995 23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

Chrysler 2010 Sebring Limited leather heated seats, power seat, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, power equipment, very affordable with low payments available. stk#11638 only $13,819. Dale Willey 785-843-5200 Dale Willey Automotive 2840 Iowa Street (785) 843-5200

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

Ford, 2011 Fusion SEL in white with tan leather. More loaded than any Fusion you will find. Beautiful ONE owner condition. Backup camera, Sony, Satellite, Blind Spot, and more. Sale Price! See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7






Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9B Cars-Imports Cars-Imports

Cars-Imports 2013 KIA OPTIMA LX

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2011 Ford Mustang California Edition, 5.0 Manual transmission, Low miles, Leather and sporty. Call Anthony at 785-691-8528. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

2000 Mercury Grand Marquis Only 106,922 miles. Super clean and a clear Carfax report. Stock# 13H885a. Only $5,495! Call Mike at (785)550-1299. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Audi 2009 A4 2.0 T Quatro AWD, sunroof, leather, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, luxury without the luxury price! Stk#102811 only $17,875 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2010 Honda Fit Gray 4cyl, Great gas mileage and low miles 34,812. Call Ian at 913-439-8473. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Hyundai 2012 Sonata GLS fwd, 4cyl, great commuter car, power equipment, cruise control, steering wheel controls, stk#10792 only $15,855. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2007 BMW 525I

Automatic, 4 Door, AC, CD, Good Condition, Only 95K Miles. Stk# SL14-027C1 $6,995 - NEW ARRIVAL


Sharp, Loaded, Only 102K Miles, A Must See! Stk# SL14-138C1 $13,995 - SAVE!

2011 Hyundai Accent Black, base model car with great gas mileage. Call Anthony 785-691-8528. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Hyundai 2011 Sonata GLS fwd, power equipment, cruise control, XM radio, great commuter car, stk#309142 only $11,874. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

(785) 856-7067

2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

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Pontiac 2006 Grand Prix GXP, one owner, heads up display, tap shift, heated leather seats, remote start, alloy wheels, sunroof and more. Stk#314731 only $12,417 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Pontiac 2007 G6 Sedan fwd, V6 sunroof, ABS, remote start, spoiler, alloy wheels, cd changer, very affordable, stk#360551 only $9,888 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Need to sell your car? Place your ad at or email

2011 Lincoln MKZ AWD, Heated, ventilated and power front seats. Amazing comfort at an amazing price. $22,995. Call/Text Joe 785-764-6089. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Brand NEW! 2012 Lincoln MKZ

Great On Gas, Showroom Ready, Factory Warranty! Stk# JMCB00001 $12,688 SMART BUY!

12L519 Sporting Pkg, Technology Pkg, Navigation, ONLY 119 Miles, $29,988. 23rd & Alabama Call Marc at 785-843-3500

2010 Honda Accord EX-L 14B234A 2D Coupe, Leather, Roof, Perfect Condition! 23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

2009 Pontiac Solstice Base, Convertible, Just in time to enjoy the rest of the summer, Under 85k miles. Call Anthony 785-691-8528. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Honda, 2007 Accord EX-L. Carbon Bronze Pearl color, tan leather, heated seats, moon roof, clean history, very clean car. Side AND curtain airbags. NICE. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

(785) 856-7067

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Must be seen to be believed. Loaded with extras. Only 103,523 miles! Call or text Mike at (785) 550-1299 to schedule a test drive. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

4D Sedan, Perfect nomical Car! $10,829

2013 Hyundai Accent GLS This car has been babied and is in tip top shape! 30,865 miles, only $14,995 Call Mike at (785) 550-1299. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

(785) 856-7227

2009 MAZDA 6-S

2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5RS Great car for winter with symmetrical AWD. This car won’t last long at this price. $8,995. Call/Text Joe at 785-764-6089. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence


(785) 856-7100

2101 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence Fuel Efficient, One Owner, Well Maintained, Low Miles. Stk# R9774

Mercedes 2009 C300 AWD sedan, leather, dual power seat, sunroof, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, stk#14104 only $22,817. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

2300 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence


2011 Lincoln MKZ P9984

4D Sedan, SL Trim, Leather and Sunroof $7,995 23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited Black leather, nice local trade with only 29k miles. Call Anthony 785-691-8528. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

2011 Honda Accord LX 2.4 P1368 4D Sedan, Off Lease Special! $13,939

Hyundai 2012 Elantra GLS power equipment, ABS, traction control, steering wheel controls, save thousands over new, stk#149671 only $14,755. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Thicker line? Bolder heading? Color background or Logo? Ask how to get these features in your ad TODAY!! Call: 785-832-7119

4D Sedan, AWD, Cold Climate Package, Local Trade! $14,995 23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

Only $12,990 Call Matt at

785-843-0550 2112 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence, KS 66047

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

2009 Hyundai Elantra Touring Base 13L296B

2008 Hyundai Veracruz GLS FWD, Space for the whole family with 3rd row seating. Great local trade and 1-Owner. $15,995. Call/Text Joe at 785-764-6089. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S P1354A 4D Sedan, Local Great Buy! $11,350

Automatic, 2 Door, AC, CD, Good Condition, Only 99K Miles. Stk# SL14-124C1 $4,995 - NEW ARRIVAL

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

(785) 856-7067

2002 Mercury Cougar XR P1229A

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

We Buy all Domestic cars, trucks, and suvs. Call Scott 785-843-3500

Certified Pre-Owned Honda, 7 year/ 100,000 Mile Warranty, Fully Inspected. Stk# D468A

Call Marc at


Hyundai 2012 Santa Fe GLS alloy wheels, power equipment, steering wheel controls, low mileage with factory warranty left, stk#11182 only $17,251. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Kia 2011 Forte EX power equipment, ABS, traction control, steering wheel controls, stk#356481 only $11,788. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


SMART BUY! Great Gas Mileage, Nicely Equipped, Save Big Today! $8,495. Stk# NL13-315C1.

Only 5K Miles, 1-Owner, Loaded, Like New. Stk# SL14-158C2 $20,495 - NEW ARRIVAL

(785) 856-7067

2009 Hyundai Sonata Garaged car and is in immaculate condition! Priced to sell and has only 104,040 miles. Call Mike at (785)550-1299. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

2008 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 14T164B 4D Sedan, Just arrived, Local Trade! $12,995 23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

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2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence


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2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL P1306A

2300 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

(785) 856-7227

Place your ad

Mercury 2010 Grand Marquis LS Ultimate edition, alloy wheels, leather, power equipment, very nice, stk#370851 only $11,817. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Toyota, 2004 Camry. Two to choose from! Both ONE owner NO accident extremely clean cars. Both under $8,000. One leather, one cloth. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7


Call Mike at


2009 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Special Edition 13T1406B

2011 Hyundai Tucson GL FWD, Manual transmission, Local trade, 1-Owner with a clean Carfax. Great looking car. $16,216. Call/Text Joe at 785-764-6089. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Only $18,995

2112 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence, KS 66047


Sporty, Low Miles, One Owner, Well Maintained, Under Factory Warranty. Stk# E074A


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23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500


2011 Hyundai Sonata SE Sporty looking, Great local trade, Nice rims, Good MPG A/T with paddle shifters. Call Anthony at 785-691-8528. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

2 Door, Roadster, Automatic, Only 55K Miles Stk# TST50807W1 $13,988

2D Coupe, Leather, Roof, Perfect Condition! $5,993

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500


2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

5 Spd, AC, Stereo And More, Great Fuel Mileage, 62K Miles. Stk# TST50749 $8,495

2010 Honda Accord Great family car with low miles, Leather, Local trade. Call Anthony at 785-691-8528. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Lincoln 2010 MKZ AWD, leather heated & cooled seats, sunroof, alloy wheels, navigation, premium sound, SYNC, stk#358531 only $20,814. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

4D Sedan, Leather, Roof, Navigation, Local Trade! $16,433


Leather, Navigation, 1-Owner, Low Miles. Stk# NL12-342C1. $14,888 - SAVE

4D Sedan, Stunning Pearl White w/Navigation! $11,995

4D Sport Utility, SL Trim, Leather and Sunroof $26,583


2006 Lincoln LS V8 P1333A

2007 Toyota Avalon XLS 13T837A

2010 Mazda Mazda3 i Sport

Limited, 1-Owner, 12K Miles, Save Big! Stk# NL13-258C2. $18,988 REDUCED

2011 Nissan Murano SL P1146B

2012 Sante Fe Gray AWD, 4 Cyl engine, 23,348 miles. Call Ian at 913-439-8473. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence


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(785) 856-7100

Lexus, 2004 IS300, local ONE owner trade in. Beautiful condition, Thunder Cloud Metallic, Sport Design, navigation, and totally loaded. And only $9,170. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

(785) 856-7067

2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

2101 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

(785) 856-7067

2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

2007 PONTIAC G6 Have your car cleaned by a Professional! We will detail your car the same as our pre-owned inventory. Most vehicles are only $220.95 call Allen @ Dale Willey Automotive to schedule your cars make over! You won’t believe the difference! 785-843-5200 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Save Huge Over New, Great Fuel Economy, Save Now! Stk# TSC90806 $19,688 - SAVE!

(785) 856-7100

2101 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

Nissan, 2005 Maxima 3.5SL. Beautiful Majestic Blue, with tan leather and moonroof. Fully loaded, and in super condition with clean history. Famous Nissan relaiblilty, especially the 3.5 motor. Under $10K, see website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7 Nissan, 2006 Maxima SL. Local trade-in, beautiful car in Red Brawn color. Loaded up and well cared for. Panorama moonroof, heated leather seats, much more! Clean history and super car to drive. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7


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10B Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Cars-Imports Cars-Imports 2012 TOYOTA COROLLA LE







Sport Utility-4x4




2112 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence, KS 66047

Crossovers Great Gas Mileage, Affordable, Save Big Over New. Stk# GMCB0001 $13,788 - REDUCED

(785) 856-7067

2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

AWD, Hard to Find, Only 44k Miles, Factory Warranty. Stk# SL14-118C1 $15,788 - SPECIAL


(785) 856-7067

Sport Utility-4x4

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Ford 2008 Edge Limited fwd V6, leather heated seats, ultra sunroof, alloy wheels, steering wheel controls, cd changer, and more! Stk#58373A1 only $12,875. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

Nicely Equipped, Very Clean, Nicely Equipped! Save Now! Stk# NL13-239T1. $11,995- SAVE

2101 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence Leather, 7-Pass, Loaded, Only 17K Miles, Like New Stk# JMT60134. $39,995- NEW ARRIVAL

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LTZ 14C101A 4D Sport Utility, Loaded! Local Trade, AWD! $23,790 23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

(785) 856-7100

2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

Only 16k Miles, Like New Condition, A Must See! Stk# SL14-104C1 $29,888 - SAVE

(785) 856-7067

2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

Only $18,510

Need to sell your car?


Certified Pre-Owned Honda, 7 year / 100,000 Mile Warranty, One Owner. Fully Inspected. Stk# E017A

Call Marc at


Place your ad at or email

2112 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence, KS 66047


(785) 856-7100

2101 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence 2012 Toyota Prius Three 14C238A 5D Hatchback, Local trade, Navigation, Terrific condition! $19,988

Low Miles, Fuel Efficient, One-Owner, Well Maintained. Stk# R9773

23rd & Alabama Lawrence 785-843-3500

GMC 2008 Acadia SLT AWD, one owner, local trade, heads up display, leather heated seats, sunroof, remote start, alloy wheels, Bose sound, quad seating, very nice! Stk#542622 only $19,755 Dale Willey 785-843-5200


Buick 2006 Rendezvous CX, fwd, V6, leather, alloy wheels, 3rd row seating, roof rack, very nice cross over, great gas mileage, stk#51608B2 only $9,775 Dale Willey 785-843-5200

785-843-0550 2112 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence, KS 66047

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 14K218A

2007 Ford Edge SE 13T1426A

2101 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

2010 SUBARU FORESTER X Only 32K Miles, New Car Trade, Like New! Stk# NL13-0611C1. $15,888 REDUCED

Super Clean, Like New, Nicely Equipped. Stk# DJC60078 $19,888 - WOW!

(785) 856-7100

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FWD, Automatic, Sunroof, Alloys, 1-Owner, 36K Miles. Stk# SL14-112T1 $21,495 - NEW ARRIVAL!


FWD, 1-Owner, Like New, Only 9k Miles. Stk# JPL14-030T1 $21,495 - SPECIAL

(785) 856-7227

2300 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

Ford, 2004 Escape XLT 4X4. Dark Shadow Gray, moon roof, like new tires on alloy wheels, and side airbags. 23 MPG highway and winter weather ready. Below $7000. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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2011 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LTD (785) 856-7067

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2012 Toyota Corolla LE Silver, 4cyl, Gets great gas mileage! Call Ian at 913-439-8473. LAIRD NOLLER HYUNDAI 2829 Iowa St. Lawrence

Cute, Gas Friendly, Only 50K Miles! Stk# H-TSC50697 $12,888 - CLEARANCE

4WD, Leather, Loaded, Super Sharp, Only 55K Miles. Stk# N3537E1 $28,995 - NEW ARRIVAL

Ask how to get these features in your ad TODAY!! Call: 785-832-7119


Very Clean, Great Gas Mileage, Lots Of Extras... Hurry! Stk# JPL14-083C1 $8,595


(785) 856-7227

2300 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence


(785) 856-7227

2300 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

Volvo, 2006 S40. Sporty Passion Red sedan with moonroof, nice tires on alloy wheels, premium audio, and clean 2 owner history. FUN car! Sale Price $8,995. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

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Premium, 1-Owner, Local Trade, Nicely Equipped Stk# DJC60081 $18,488 NEW ARRIVAL

Loaded, Leather, No Accidents, Eye-Catcher, Low Miles, Fuel-Efficient. Stk# D362A

Only $9,995 Call Mike at

(785) 856-7227

2300 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence


(785) 856-7067

2112 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence, KS 66047

2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

Kia 2012 Sportage LX AWD one owner, alloy wheels, power equipment, low miles, save thousands over new! Stk#351191 only $17,514. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

(785) 856-7067

2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

Home appliance repairs? We fix them - gas or electric. Expert repairs and friendly, honest service from an expert who calls Lawrence home. Call 800-504-2000.


Reach thousands of readers across Northeast Kansas in print and online! Schedule your ad with

1-785-832-2222 or 1-866-823-8220

Automotive Sales Buying Junk & Repairable Vehicles. Cash Paid. Free Tow. U-Call, We-Haul! Call 785-633-7556

Carpentry The Wood Doctor - Wood rot repair, fences, decks, doors & windows - built, repaired, or replaced & more! Bath/kitchen remodeled. Basement finished. Winter Special. 785-542-3633

Carpets & Rugs

Lawrence’s Floor Trader® is a locally owned and operated Jennings’ store. The Jennings family has been in the Lawrence flooring business since Bud and Ruby Jennings opened their first flooring store in 1962 in downtown Lawrence. That’s over 50 years of friends right here in our hometown. Floor Trader® “specializes in special buys” at up to 70% savings! First quality overstocks, limited time and special values you won’t find in the “big box” or regular stores. Big selection in our Lawrence store plus even more popular styles quick-shipped from coast-to-coast warehouses. Whether you are considering carpet, hardwood, wood laminate, ceramic tile or vinyl flooring at big discounts, The Floor Trader® provides you with specials from only 69c/sq.ft. EVERYDAY! Depend on us for honest advice and practical suggestions you can afford. Professional guaranteed, “Installation Direct” available or do-it-yourself.

(785) 856-7067

Buick 2009 Enclave CXL AWD, leather heated & cooled seats, sunroof, remote start, Bose sound, navigation, very nice and very affordable at $23,555. stk#466352. Dale Willey 785-843-5200


2233 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence

Ford, 2002 Explorer XLT. 4X4 with third row seat and rear heat/ AC. Ford’s popular Toreador Red. Very clean, Two owner no accident Explorer, and well equipped. Only $5,995. See website for photos. Rueschhoff Automobiles 2441 W. 6th St. 785-856-6100 24/7

Jennings’ Floor Trader 3000 Iowa St. Lawrence 9-5 M-S 841-3838

Foundation Repair

CONCRETE INC Your Local Concrete Repair Specialist Foundation & Crack Repair Driveways-Sidewalks-Patios Sandblasting-Concrete Sawing Core Drilling 888-326-2799 Lawrence

ADVANCED SYSTEMS Basement & foundation repair Your hometown company Over three decades 785-841-0145

Driveways, Parking Lots, Paving Repair, Sidewalks, Garage Floors, Foundation Repair 785-843-2700 Owen 24/7 Sr. & Veteran Discounts

Decks & Fences


Over 25 yrs. exp. Licensed & Insured. Decks, deck covers, pergolas, screened porches, & all types of repairs. Call 913-209-4055 for Free estimates or go to

Looking for Something Creative? Call Billy Construction Decks, Fences, Etc. Insured. (785) 838-9791

Stacked Deck

Decks • Gazebos Siding • Fences • Additions Remodel • Weatherproofing Insured • 25 yrs exp. 785-550-5592

Guttering Services


LT Package, Leather, 4x4, Alloys & More, Super Clean. Stk# JMT1300TT2. $18,995 - REDUCED

Only $17,490 GMC 2011 Acadia SLE one owner, dual power seat, ABS, traction control, On Star, alloy wheels, stk#554021 only $22,855. Dale Willey 785-843-5200

(785) 856-7100

2101 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence


Wagner’s 785-749-1696

Limestone wall bracing, floor straitening, foundation waterproofing, structural concrete and masonry repair and replacement, driveways and flat concrete 785-843-2700 Owen - ACI certified

Garage Doors

Computer Running Slow? Viruses/Malware? Troubleshooting? Lessons? Computer Questions, Advise? We Can Help 785-979-0838

Serving KC over 40 years 913-962-0798 Fast Service

Air Conditioning, Heating and Plumbing Fast Quality Service

•custom baths and kitchens •interior upgrades • windows • doors •siding •decks •porches • sunrooms •handicapped improvements

2112 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence, KS 66047


Haul Free: Salvageable items. Minimum charge: other moving/hauling jobs. Also Maintenance/Cleaning for home/business, inside/out plumbing/ electrical & more. 785-841-6254

RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER & Handyman needs small work. Bill Morgan 816-523-5703 Professional Remodeling


Painting 785-865-0600

A. B. Painting & Repair

Int/ext. Drywall, Siding, Wood rot, & Decks 30 plus yrs. Call Al 785-331-6994 Interior/Exterior Painting

Complete Roofing Services Professional Staff Quality Workmanship http://lawrencemarketplac STARTING or BUILDING a Business?

Quality Work Over 30 yrs. exp.

Call Lyndsey 913-422-7002

Licensed & Insured-Since 1974

Full Remodels & Odd Jobs, Interior/Exterior Painting, Installation & Repair of:


Gutter Systems Inc. Seamless Guttering Proven Leaf Guards Free Est. • 913-634-9784

Call Dave at



Bus. 913-269-0284

Heating & Cooling

Home Improvements

Guttering Services

Int. & Ext. Remodeling All Home Repairs Mark Koontz

Retired Carpenter, Deck Repairs, Home Repairs, Interior Wall Repair & Painting, Doors, Wood Rot, Powerwash 785-766-5285 785-594-3357

Garage Doors • Openers • Service • Installation Call 785-842-5203

Home Improvements



Rich Black Top Soil No Chemicals Machine Pulverized Pickup or Delivery


Certified Pre - Owned Honda, 7 Year / 100,000 Mile Warranty, 4WD, One Owner, Fully Loaded, Well Maintained Stk# E052A

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room, most people don’t really welcome me. I am tolerated by those with whom I have worked, and even my friends are like this. I have learned to accept it. But this funeral still upsets me. Should they have called me the day before and told me not to come? By the way, I still have not received a thank you for the memorial I gave to the family. -— Stunned in Nebraska Dear Stunned: We’re not sure what happened at the funeral. One person made you

Recalling those lost during 2013

feel unwelcome, but the daughter-in-law thanked you for coming. While we can understand your discomfort, you seem to value one person’s opinion over the rest. However, there is another issue here. You claim that most people merely tolerate your presence. Why would you think that? Are you behaving in a way that attracts negative attention? Is it possible you are oversensitive and misread others’ reactions? Please talk to those friends you trust and ask for their honest opinion about you. No one should go through life believing they are not worth liking. Figure it out and then work on changing it. If you need to seek therapy to accomplish this, please do so. Dear Annie: I am a breast cancer survivor and want to donate my hair. My hairdresser told

For Tuesday, Dec. 31: This year you demand depth in your self-expression and values. If you are single, the people you choose to date could be very different from your present “type.” If you are attached, you might throw your sweetie for quite a loop, as you Before ringing in 2014, let’s re- seem to transform right in front of call the TV people we’ve lost in his or her eyes. 2013. Some giants of the medium departed; others were just startThe stars show the kind of day ing out. Some died after a long you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; life and career, others far too 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult soon. Aries (March 21-April 19) We lost TV mom Bonnie  You might not want your Franklin (”One Day at a Time”) priorities to change, but a situation at 69. Movie critic Roger Ebert will force you to adjust them. Anger (70) died two days after retiring. could dress up as sarcasm. Tonight: Original Mouseketeer Annette Others depend on you leading the Funicello (70) passed away. No celebrations. one can replace Jonathan WinTaurus (April 20-May 20) ters (87), a comedy original. It’s  You’ll relax as you take hard to watch an NFL game with- a look at the big picture. You could out hearing the voice of Pat Sum- be overserious and not realize it. merall (82). Tonight: Surround the New Year People were touched to read of with great music. the death of Gemini (May 21-June 20) Jean Staple You could be very social, ton (90). As but a loved one will manage to rein Edith Bunyou in. You might be quite angry at ker, she had this person’s actions, but try not to become a show your distaste. Tonight: A probkind of surlem could ensue around plans. rogate mother or grandmother, Cancer (June 21-July 22) an emotionally wise woman who  You finally will relax never quite “stifled” herself. enough to enjoy others, especially We were both shocked as sad- a close friend or loved one. This dened to learn about the June 19 person’s tone might be hard to hear, death of James Gandolfini (”The but behind his or her words and atSopranos”), only 51. It still hurts. titude are feelings. Tonight: UnexSummer also saw the loss of pected developments. “Glee” star Cory Monteith (31). Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) And he was hardly the only tele You might want to unvision personality to die decades derstand where someone is coming before his or her time. Gia Al- from. Tonight: Live for the moment. lemand (29) of “The Bachelor”; Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) Lisa Robin Kelly (43) of “That 70s Show”; Lee Thompson Young (29) of “Rizzoli and Isles”; “Curb Appeal” personality Bill Beckwith (38); Shain Gandee (21) of “Buckwild”; “MasterChef” participant Joshua Marks (26); and Daniel Escobar (49) of “Lizzie McGuire” all come to mind. A former Chicago police officer, Dennis Farina (69) appeared on a cult cop show (”Crime Story”) and one of the most enduring of the genre (”Law and Order”). Unique among TV journalists, David Frost (74) was immortalized on stage and screen in “Frost/Nixon.” Marcia Wallace (70) was beloved as Bob Newhart’s receptionist and Bart Simpson’s teacher. “The Simpsons” also lost writer/producer Don Payne (48). Best known for her work in Alfred Hitchcock’s classics “Rebecca” and “Suspicion,” Joan Fontaine (96) appeared in many TV shows, miniseries and movies, from “The Love Boat” to “Hotel” to a more extended stay on “Ryan’s Hope.” Apologies to the fans and friends of anyone omitted here. Let’s raise a toast to their memory.

New Year’s Eve retrospectives And coverage includes:

Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb host “A Toast to 2013!” (7 p.m., NBC).

“NBC’s New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly” (9 p.m.) starts the countdown from New York’s Times Square.

BIRTHDAYS Actor Sir Anthony Hopkins is 76. Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg is 67. Actor Tim Matheson is 66. Actor Val Kilmer is 54. Author Nicholas Sparks is 48. Actor Lance Reddick is 44. Rapper PSY is 36. Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas is 18.


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me that while dyed hair is OK, totally bleachedout hair is not. Also, my hair is more than 5 percent gray, so Locks of Love won’t use it. Do you know of any organization that will? -— Anita Dear Anita: We have good news. According to Pantene Beautiful Lengths ( beautifullengths), it takes at least eight to 15 ponytails to make a wig. For a realistic-looking wig with consistent color, all of these ponytails must be dyed the same shade, but gray hair, as well as some chemically treated or permanently colored hair, does not absorb dye at the same rate as other types. HowUniversal Crossword ever, some gray hair is usable. Try the World Edited by Timothy E. Parker December 31, 2013 of Wigs Corinne Fund at 44 Church 18 Focused 41 Locks ACROSS events 22 “___ Lang of Love (locksoflove. 1 Type of list 47 Asset Syne” 42 org) now accepts gray 5 Pitchman’s decoy 48 African 23 International hair donations, as does 10 IRS ruminant hold-up 43 Wigs for Kids (wigschallenger 49 Lessens in man? 13 Wellintensity 24 “Haus” wife? 44 14


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 Your creativity emerges with someone’s sarcasm. You might decide to play dumb in order to defuse the moment. Tonight: In the moment. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)  Be more anchored than usual, if possible. You could fly off the handle out of the blue and cause quite a scene with someone. Tonight: At home. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)  If you have been suppressing hurt, which has evolved to anger, you might be more surprised than others at the rage in your voice. Seize the moment for an important discussion. Tonight: Make peace, not war. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)  You might want to treat a friend or loved one to lunch, only to get attitude from out of the blue. It is possible that you could be the recipient of someone else’s anger or sarcasm, too. Give others the space to be moody. Tonight: Where the action is. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)  Deep thinking might be appropriate for the new year. Avoid getting into a tit-for-tat situation at all costs. Tonight: Christen the new year in style. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)  Take your time thinking through a decision. You might not appreciate some of the opinions that are being offered. Tonight: Make it a private celebration. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)  Focus on the long term and on your desires.Tonight: Wherever you are, there is a great party going on. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.

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Dear Annie: Three months ago, I attended the funeral of a friend and former co-worker, “Renee.” I went in, signed the book, gave my condolences to her husband and was speaking to some friends. At that point, another coworker came up to me and said I should sit in the back of the mortuary because Renee wouldn’t want me there. I was stunned. Shortly after, Renee’s daughter-in-law approached me and said, “Thank you for coming and being a friend to Renee.” Of course, by then I was crying and decided to leave. When I spoke with another friend later, she told me she thought Renee was jealous of me. I cannot understand why. Renee had a lovely family, a wonderful husband and a new home. I know that many times when I enter a

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NOTICE OF HEARING AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on December 19, 2013, a Petition was filed in this Court by Theresa M. Benson, requesting that the instrument attached thereto be admitted to probate under the Kansas Simplified Estates Act be issued to Petitioner to serve without bond and the “Consent of Spouse,” filed in this case, be determined a valid consent. You are further advised under the provisions of the Kansas Simplified Estates Act the Court need not supervise administration of the Estate, and no notice of any action of the Petitioner or other proceedings in the administration will be given, except for notice of final settlement of decedent’s estate. You are further advised if written objections to simplified administration are filed with the Court, the Court may order that supervised administration ensue. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before January 16, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in the District Court, in Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within four months from the date of the first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. /s/ Theresa M. Benson Theresa M. Benson, Petitioner Submitted By: GATES, SHIELDS & FERGUSON, P.A. By: /s/ Eldon J. Shields Eldon J. Shields Kansas Supreme Court Number 08266 10990 Quivira, Suite 200 Overland Park, Kansas 66210 (913) 661-0222 Attorney for Petitioner ________ (Published in the Lawrence Daily Journal-World December 31, 2013) DEMOLITION PERMIT APPLICATION Date: Dec 24, 2013 Project Address: 325 Locust Street Applicant: Dec 24, 2013 /s/ Adrian L. Derousseou 785-242-5170 Person, Firm, or Corp. responsible for the building, if is someone other than the owner: Ottawa Cooperative Association 302 N. Main Ottawa, KS 66067 785-242-5170 Ext 114 Brief Description of Structure: Scale Office & Feed Mill Contractor Company Name: McPherson Wrecking, Inc. Scott McPherson 2333 Berton Rd. Grantville, KS 66429-9246 785-9255-0519 ________

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