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How parents can tell whether it’s a concussion or just a bump on the head Bryan Richardson The issue of concussions came up locally this past week after KState quarterback Collin Klein suffered an apparent concussion during the Oklahoma State game on Nov. 3. The concussion discussion for the most part has surrounded the football community. However, a concussion – blunt trauma to the brain caused by its movement inside the skull – can happen outside of football or any organized sport. More importantly, it can occur away from the medical staff that teams often have. Dr. Rich Foveaux of Jointfit Chiropractic and Sports Medicine Center said knowing when a concussion has occurred and providing treatment is the key to future health. He said there are indications that someone is more susceptible to having another


Mideast nuke talks called off Associated Press VIENNA — Attempts to find Arab-Israeli common ground on banning weapons of mass destruction from the Mideast have failed, and high-profile talks on the issue have been called off, diplomats said Saturday. The two diplomats said the United States, one of the organizers, would likely make a formal announcement soon saying that with tensions in the region remaining high, "time is not opportune" for such a gathering. The diplomats spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to divulge the cancellation ahead of the formal announcement. The meeting — to be held in Helsinki, Finland, by year's end — was on shaky ground since it was agreed to in 2010 by the 189 member nations of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Its key sponsors were the U.S., Russia and Britain, but they said such as meeting was only possible if all counSEE


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Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein (7) celebrates with fans in the stands after the NCAA college football game against TCU on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. Klein ran for two touchdowns and No. 3 K-State bolstered its BCS national title hopes with a 23-10 victory at Big 12 newcomer TCU. See related coverage, Page B1.

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Fallen foe

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Just a few minutes into the game, Texas A&M beat No. 1 Alabama 29-24, which gives K-State a good shot at the top spot in the BCS standings and the AP poll.

K-State quarterback Collin Klein made his third interception of the season early in the game. TCU’s Devonte Fields made a diving grab for a pick, but the Horned Frogs failed to capitalize, going three-and-out.

The Wildcat defense had a shutout going until the fourth quarter. But by that point, the Wildcats were on a roll, and TCU never got close enough to threaten K-State.

Klein only made two touchdowns during the game, so it wasn’t his best statistically, but fans were relieved that he didn’t seem to be affected by his apparent head injury last week.

Buttons ‘n’ Bows. . . and baked goods and bee pollen Annual craft fair raises $15,000 for Manhattan Catholic Schools Katherine Wartell Candles, holiday decorations, beaded jewelry and household knickknacks lined the makeshift aisles of the Buttons ‘n’ Bows craft show Saturday, where the strong of heart braved the large crowds for the chance to snatch up homemade crafts for holiday gifts or their own collections. The show, a fundraiser for Manhattan Catholic Schools, was spread throughout the school’s campus and the basement of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, where attendees could enter their names into a raffle for a black and white quilt. Attendees could also purchase soap with the scent of any fruit blend imaginable, a family of penguins crafted from gourds or an entire year’s supply of pink

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Linda Wilcox and Donna Funk look at fall decorations at a craft booth at the Buttons and Bows Craft Fair Saturday morning. The craft fair featured about 150 vendors and is a fundraiser for the Manhattan Catholic Schools PTO. bows and tutus for the small children in their lives. More than 150 crafters rented booth space at the 32nd annual show, representing a mixture of first-timers and seasoned veter-

ans. Two of those veterans were the Fergusons, representing Koelzer Bee Farm out of Corning. The farm, owned by Teri and Bill Koelzer, produces honey for

COMING MONDAY | Stories from a soldier who fought in World War II in honor of Veterans Day. Page A1

food products and for soaps, lotion and lip balms. Bee pollen, taken by some for its nutrients, were also packaged for sale. One of their draws Saturday was their shea butter once-a-day lotion bars, molded into various shapes including yin yang signs, roses, and, naturally, a bee on a honeycomb. The bars, which at first glance look like soap, are made of shea butter, beeswax, cocoa butter and coconut oil, and are intended to keep hands soft throughout the entire day. Steve Ferguson said he has been working with the Koelzer’s for about seven years and has attended the Buttons ‘n’ Bows fair for about as long. On Saturday, their booth was set up on the stage in the school’s cafeteria, which Ferguson said is not where they are typically located, causing concern for loyal customers who thought they didn’t attend. “I’ve had people come up and say, “We thought you weren’t coming,” Ferguson said. SEE






OBITUARIES Doris Irene Zieber-Doerr Doris Irene ZieberDoerr died on Nov. 10 at the age of 93. She was a resident at M e a d owlark Hills nursing home in Manhattan. The family provided some of the f o l l o w i n g Doris Doerr information. Doris was born April 3, 1919, in the lower McDowell Creek Road community. She was the daughter of Walter and Etta Pierson and attended the Cleveland rural school. In May of 1937 she married Glenn D. Zieber. They lived in the Alta Vista community until 1961 when they moved to Strong City. Several years after Glenn’s retirement they returned to Alta Vista where Glenn passed away in 1990. In 1994 Doris married Adrian T. Doerr. They lived in Alta Vista for several years. Due to failing health they moved to Manhattan to a care facility. Doris was a 4-H leader for many years in Geary County. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, a member of the Simpson Methodist Church in Alta Vista, and was a life long homemaker. Doris was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Glenn Zieber and husband Adrian Doerr. She is survived by a daughter, Glenna and husband Glenn Lake, son Larry Zieber and wife Lula all of Manhattan, and a daughter Gail and husband Jerry Dye of Junction City, eight grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at the YorgensenMeloan-Londeen Funeral Home on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. with the Pastor Sandra Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Welcome Cemetery in Geary County near Alta Vista.

Visitation hours will be on Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the YorgensenMeloan-Londeen Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions may be left in care of the YorgensenMeloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas, 66502.

Betty Jo Furneaux Kidwell Betty Jo (Holm) Furneaux Kidwell, 85, of Topeka, died Oct. 15 at Aldersgate Village. The family provided some of the following informaBetty tion. Kidwell She was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Manhattan, the daughter of Floyd and Lois (Schlaegel) Holm. Betty was a 1945 graduate of Soldier High School, Soldier, and attended Kansas State University. She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Topeka where she was active with the Crusader Sunday School Class and the Faith Circle. She was a Girl Scout leader in Burlingame, Lawrence and Topeka for many years. She was a homemaker and a good cook. Betty worked for Pelletier’s, was a secretary for an insurance company and for Workers Compensation for the State of Kansas Betty married Raymond J. Furneaux in May of 1948, he preceded her in death on August 28, 1967. She then married J. Don Kidwell in January of 1975, he preceded her in death on April 29, 2008. She is survived by two daughters, Beth Myers and her husband Brandon of Auburn, Rebecca Furneaux of Portland, Oregon, a sister Marylois Smith of Manhat-

tan. Other survivors include her grandchildren, Brooke Smith and her husband Todd, of Topeka, Katie Tenbrink and her husband Tyler of Auburn, Ben Myers of Beaverton, Oregon, Tyler Smith and his wife Stacey of Bend, Oregon, and five great grandchildren. Two step daughters along with step grandchildren and step great grandchildren also survive. Betty’s wishes were for cremation with private burial in Moran Cemetery at Moran. Contributions in Betty’s memory may be made to Grace United Methodist Church and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas, 66603. Fond memories and condolences may be left at w w w. b r e n n a n m a t h

Marvin “Kenneth” Tilley Marvin “Kenneth” Tilley, 92, Frankfort, died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 at the Frankfort Community Care Home. The family provided some of the following information. Visitation will be Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Padden’s. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 12, at the United Methodist Church, Frankfort. Pastor Norma Jean Miller will officiate. Janet Plegge will play the organ while Steve Gleason sings “Old Rugged Cross” and “I Drink the Wine.” The congregation will sing “Amazing Grace.” The pallbearers will be Mike Tilley, Joe Tilley, Shawn Tilley, Brian Tilley, Brandon Tilley and Robert Tilley. The honorary pallbearThe Manhattan ers will be Amy (Tilley) Meusborn, Stacey (Tilley) Mercury Bailey, Michelle (Tilley) Fincham and K’Lynn (Tilley) Winslow. Burial will be in the Frankfort Cemetery with

full military honors conducted the American Legion, Leo McMinimy Post 181. Kenneth was born on Jan. 2, 1920 at the family home west of Frankfort to Howard and Elsie (Churchill) Tilley. He attended rural schools west of Frankfort. On Oct. 7, 1941, he entered the U.S. Army. He served with the 6th Army Division as Tech/Sergeant serving overseas in the South Pacific area of New Guinea and Philippine Islands from December 1942 to October 1945. Kenneth received his Honorable Discharge on Oct. 7, 1945. On Dec. 20, 1945, he married Malissa Faye Shearer at Frankfort. He worked at Manhattan Tent and Awning, Kuckleman Implement and Chevrolet, Wamego Missile Base and in 1960 he helped construct the new Georgia Pacific Plant at Blue Rapids, Kansas. Later he became an employee of Georgia Pacific retiring after 24 years of employment. Kenneth was also a licensed beautician for nearly 60 years. Kenneth enjoyed gardening, especially tending to his tomato plants. He loved country music and attended many country western shows. He and Faye loved to Square Dance and belonged to several Squaring Dancing Clubs in the area. Kenneth was good at building and repairing many things. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Survivors include three sons, Bob (Roxanne) Tilley, Keith (Diane) Tilley and Dennis (Patricia) Tilley, all of Frankfort; brother, Willard Tilley, Frankfort; twelve grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The Manhattan He is preceded in death


by his parents; wife, Faye, in 2006; and a three-year old daughter in 1951, Linda; two brothers, Melvin and Dale; and sister, Delores Gordon. Memorial contributions can be made to the Frankfort American Legion and the Frankfort Cemetery.

Clyde E. Wassom Clyde E. Wassom, 88, of Manhattan, died Nov. 10, 2012, at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. He was born Feb. 6, 1924, in Osceola, Iowa. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas, 66502.

Barbara Louise Hurtt Barbara Louise Hurtt, 53, of Manhattan, died in her home on Wednesday, Nov. 7. She is survived by her

three sons, Steven, Matthew and Daniel Hurt, her fiance Ronald Haas, and 3 grandchildren. Services are being held Monday, Nov. 12, at 11 a.m. at Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation, 1317 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan. A visitation is scheduled at 9 a.m. on Monday prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the family and left in the care of Irvin-Parkview Funeral Home & Cremation.

Frances K. Mohrbach Frances K. Mohrbach, 93, of Manhattan, died Nov. 9 at Stoneybrook Retirement Community. She was born Sep. 8, 1919, in Ames County, Pennsylvania. Complete obituary and service information will be announced later by the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas, 66502.

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Gary Lee Smith Jr., 34, 420 Colorado St., for failThe Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is still ure to appear, two counts seeking information on the of aiding and abetting in a driver and vehicle involved crime and theft of properin a fatal accident on US 24 ty. Confined on $100,000 bond. in October. Marcello Thomas Dodd Konley L. Harding, 21, of Manhattan was struck by a Holliday, 23, Junction vehicle on Oct. 28 at approx- City, for probation violaimately 12:09 a.m. He was tion. Released on $1,500 reportedly lying in the bond. Tabytha Jean Foster, roadway before he was 22, St. George, for failure struck. Deputies have said that a to appear. Released on light colored SUV is a vehi- $500 bond. Toni Nichole Teenor, cle of interest in the case. 23, Wamego, for sale or disOfficials said the vehicle was driving on US 24 and it tribution of opiates, postravelled south on K-99 in session of opiates, no drug tax stamp and possession Wamego. Sheriff ’s Detectives of drug paraphernalia. would like to talk with the Confined on $3,500 bond. Eugene Dennis Watts driver of this vehicle. Detectives can be reached Jr., 23, Tuttle Creek Lake, at the Pottawatomie County Riverpond 8, for aggravatSheriff’s Office at 785-457- ed failure to appear. ConThe Manhattan The Manhattan finedc on $1,953 bond. 3353.



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Kansas sheriff Possible defense cuts cause uncertainty mulls effects of Colo. pot vote Associated Press

Associated Press SHARON SPRINGS — If Colorado's new marijuana law holds up, western Kansas Sheriff Larry Townsend is pretty sure people from all over the region will descend on the state to get their legal buzz. That will undoubtedly include marijuana smokers from Townsend's Wallace County community of Sharon Springs, who won't have a problem driving the 17 miles to the Colorado border to stock up on weed supplies. "I don't think Colorado should have passed this," Townsend told The Kansas City Star. "I don't think it's good for the people of that state or my state or society as a whole." Colorado's Amendment 64 passed Tuesday with 53 percent approval. The law allows anyone over 21 to go into a specialty retail store and buy up to an ounce of marijuana, and it lets people grow up to six marijuana plants. The state was awaiting word on whether the U.S. Justice Department would sue to block the recreational marijuana measures approved in Colorado and Washington. Both states were holding off on plans to regulate and tax the drug while waiting to see whether the government would assert federal authority over drug law. Seventeen states currently allow people with certain medical conditions to use marijuana, which also is banned under federal law but has received little resistance from the Obama administration, especially toward individual users. The amendment's passage has led many to speculate about how it would impact Colorado's thriving

tourism industry, with supporters suggesting pot smokers from surrounding states will flock there to buy legal marijuana, bringing in millions of dollars to the state's economy. "You know people are going to drive to Colorado from Kansas City and a whole bunch of other places," Townsend said. "They will buy where it's legal, and as soon as they leave the state it's going to be a crime. It's going to be a terrible mess." For now, the Kansas Highway Patrol isn't making plans for grand interdiction efforts should the Colorado amendment stand. Patrol spokesman Lt. Josh Kellerman said he has been involved with plenty of traffic stops in which vehicle occupants possessed marijuana. He said Colorado's decision to legalize the drug wouldn't have much of an impact on how the KHP does its job. "If you're driving through our state and say it's legal in Colorado, well, you're in Kansas and you're subject to our state's laws," Kellerman told The Associated Press. "The bottom line is, nothing changes for us. Could we see more (marijuana)? I guess, but we're still going to handle it as we do now." Kansas City, Mo., attorney Coulter deVries supports marijuana legalization and believes residents of other states will go to Colorado to buy pot. But he cautioned that it's important to pay attention to what the federal government does because it trumps the state when it comes to saying what people can smoke. "Look, a lot of people smoke pot, and it's ridiculous to throw them in jail when they get caught with it," deVries said.

TOPEKA — The state's adjutant general is bracing for changes to the way the Kansas National Guard operates, particularly if President Barack Obama and Congress are unable to avoid a crisis that would mandate massive spending cuts. Reductions were already anticipated before the feared fiscal cliff, a collision of expiring of tax cuts and automatic, across-the-board reductions in defense and other federal programs should a compromise not be worked out by the end of the year. The punitive cuts loom

because a partisan panel of lawmakers failed to reach a debt deal. "We look at threats and trends. The budget projections are a trend. We see that coming down in Kansas, and the National Guard's not going to be exempt from those pressures and the budget decisions at the national level," Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli said in an interview. Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican who won a second term Tuesday in the 3rd District, said Friday that he would prefer Congress act quickly to find a long-term solution to the budget and tax issues, not settling for a

short-term fix that only delays tougher decisions. "I'm one who wants us to work on this immediately," said Yoder, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. "The American people are tired of short-term extensions. All of these short-term deals we've been doing prolong the recession. To do it the way we're doing it isn't going to be good for the military or the economy." Tafanelli, a former state legislator who commanded an engineer battalion during the Iraq war, said there would be an impact felt on the Kansas National Guard as budget pressures mount. Thus far, the state has only lost 25

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Kan. man gets 9 years for putting kids in dryer HUTCHINSON — A Kansas man has been sentenced for a third time for putting two young children in a hot clothes dryer to punish them, and his attorney says he plans to appeal the sentence again. Aron Pritchard of Hutchinson was convicted in March 2008 of child abuse and endangering a child for putting his girlfriend's 3year-old son and 2-year-old daughter in a dryer and turning it on. The Hutchinson News reports Pritchard initially was sentenced to 124 months in prison. The case was sent to the Court of Appeals because of the

lengthy sentence, but a new judge sentenced Pritchard to the same 124 months last year. Defense attorney Lee Timon appealed again, leading to Friday's sentence of 110 months. Timon says the maximum sentence should have been 62 months.

Kobach: Judge blocks voter names release TOPEKA — Secretary of State Kris Kobach says a Democratic legislator has failed to convince a Sedgwick County judge to release the names of voters who cast provisional ballots. Rep. Geraldine Flaharty of Wichita filed the lawsuit Friday. She narrowly trails her Republican opponent, so those votes could help

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Striking Machinists approve new contract WICHITA — Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers have

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Emails from Petraeus’ paramour led to FBI probe Associated Press WASHINGTON — The scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus started with harassing emails sent by his biographer and paramour, Paula Broadwell, to another woman, and eventually led the FBI to discover the affair, U.S. officials told The Associated Press on Saturday. Petraeus quit Friday after acknowledging an extramarital relationship. The official said the FBI investigation began several months ago with a complaint against Broadwell, a 40-year-old graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and an Army Reserve officer. That probe led agents to her email account, which uncovered the relationship with the 60-year-old retired four-star general, who earned acclaim for his leadership of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The identity of the other woman and her connection with Broadwell were not immediately known. Concerned that the emails he exchanged with Broadwell raised the possibility of a security breach, the FBI brought the matter up with Petraeus directly, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to publicly discuss the investigation. The FBI approached the CIA director because his emails in the matter were in most instances sent from a personal account, not his CIA one. Petraeus decided to quit, abruptly ending a high-profile career that might high culminated with a run for the presidency, a notion he was believed considering. Petraeus handed his resignation letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday, stunning many in the White House, the CIA and Congress. The news broke in the media before the House and Senate intelligence committees were briefed, officials say. By Friday evening, multiple officials identified Broadwell, who spent the better part of a year reporting on Petraeus' time in Afghanistan. Members of Congress said they want answers to questions about the affair that led to Petraeus's resignation. House intelligence committee chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md., will meet Wednesday with FBI deputy director Sean Joyce, and CIA acting director Michael Morell to ask questions, including how the investigation came about, according to a senior congressional staffer who spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly. Petraeus has been married for 38 years to Holly Petraeus, the daughter of the West Point superintendent when he was a student at the New York school. "He is truly remorseful about everything that's happened," said Steve Boylan, a retired army officer and former Petraeus spokesman who spoke with the former general on Saturday. In a phone call with Boylan Saturday, Petraeus lamented the damage he'd

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In this Aug. 31, 2011, file photo, former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. Davis Petraeus, standing with his wife Holly, participates in an armed forces farewell tribute and retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va. Gen. Petraeus, the retired four-star general who led the U.S. military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan, resigned Thursday as director of the CIA after admitting he had an extramarital affair. done to his "wonderful family" and the hurt he'd caused his wife. "He screwed up, he knows he screwed up, now he's got to try to get past this with his family and heal," said Boylan. Paula Broadwell interviewed the general and his close associates intensively for more than a year to produce the best-selling biography, "All In: The Education of General David Petraeus," which was written with Vernon Loeb, a Washington Post editor, and published in January. Since Petraeus's resignation on Friday, the book jumped from a ranking on Amazon of 76,792 on Friday to 111 by mid-Saturday. The CIA was not commenting on the identity of the woman with whom Petraeus was involved. Broadwell, who is married with two young sons, has not responded to multiple emails and phone messages. Broadwell planned to celebrate her 40th birthday party in Washington this weekend, with many reporters invited. But her husband emailed guests to cancel the event late Friday. CIA officers long had expressed concern about Broadwell's unprecedented access to the director. She frequently visited the spy agency's headquarters in Langley, Va., to meet Petraeus in his office, accompanied him on his punishing morning runs around the CIA grounds and often attended public functions as his guest, according to two former intelligence officials. As a military intelli-

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In this Jan. 15 photo, Paula Broadwell, author of the David Petraeus biography "All In," poses for photos in Charlotte, N.C. Petraeus carried on an affair with Broadwell, according to several U.S. officials with knowledge of the situation. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard; he was visiting the university to discuss his experiences in Iraq and a new counterinsurgency manual he

was working on. She had graduated from West Point with academic, fitness, and leadership honors, according to a biography posted on her

publisher's website that lists authors available for speaking engagements. Harvard invited some students to meet with Petraeus, and Broadwell was among them because of her military background, which she wrote included being recalled to active duty three times to work on counterterrorism issues after the Sept. 11 attacks. After Obama put Petraeus in charge in Afghanistan in 2010, Broadwell decided to expand her research into an authorized biography. Broadwell has deep ties and friendships throughout the Washington media sphere and often was sought for comment on Petraeus' viewpoints as he proved harder and harder to reach. The CIA director had lowered his media profile, stopping his practice of emailing reporters and ending once-common background interviews by the agency. That was especially the case after GOP allegations last spring that the Obama administration was leaking sensitive material to burnish its foreign policy reputation ahead of the presidential election, after a series of stories appeared about top secret operations aimed at al-Qaida in Yemen, and Iran's nuclear program. A White Houseordered investigation of those leaks continues. Petreaus's resignation comes just before a crucial scheduled appearance before congressional intelligence committees next week to testify on what the CIA knew, and what it told the White House, before, during and after the attacks that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya on Sept. 11. Congressional officials say Petraeus' deputy, Michael Morell, will testify instead, as acting director of the CIA.





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Sick, frail struggle most in storm's aftermath as support networks disintegrate NEW YORK — Some of society's most vulnerable people — the elderly, the disabled and the chronically ill — have been pushed to the brink in the powerless, flood-ravaged neighborhoods struggling to recover from Superstorm Sandy. The storm didn't just knock out electricity and destroy property when it came ashore in places like the Far Rockaway section of Queens. It disrupted the fragile support networks that allowed the neighborhood's frailest residents to get by. Here, the catastrophe has closed pharmacies, kept home care aids from getting to elderly clients and made getting around in a wheelchair impossible. The city has recorded at least two deaths of older men in darkened buildings. For some living in the disaster zone, it has all been too much. When a team of medics and national guardsmen turned up at Sheila Goldberg's apartment tower in Far Rockaway on Friday to check on the well-being of residents, floor by floor, the 75-year-old burst into tears and begged for help caring for her 85-year-old husband.

Demographic shift could means elections will look different, too WASHINGTON — It's not just the economy, stupid. It's the demographics — the changing face of America. The 2012 elections drove home trends that have been embedded in the fine print of birth and death rates, immigration statistics and census charts for years. America is rapidly getting more diverse, and, more gradually, so is its electorate. Nonwhites made up 28 percent of the electorate this year, compared with 20 percent in 2000. Much of that growth is coming from Hispanics. The trend has worked to the advantage of President

Barack Obama two elections in a row now and is not lost on Republicans poring over the details of Tuesday's results.

Democrats increase grip on California government as Republicans fade LOS ANGELES — If the future happens first in California, the Republican Party has a problem. The nation's most populous state — home to 1 in 8 Americans — has entered a period of Democratic political control so far-reaching that the dwindling number of Republicans in the Legislature are in danger of becoming mere spectators at the statehouse. Democrats hold the governorship and every other statewide office. They gained even more ground in Tuesday's elections, picking up at least three congressional seats while votes continue to be counted in two other tight races — in one upset, Democrat Raul Ruiz, a Harvard-educated physician who mobilized a district's growing swath of Hispanic voters, pushed out longtime Republican Rep. Mary Bono Mack. The party also secured a supermajority in one, and possibly both, chambers in the Legislature. "Republican leaders should look at California and shudder," says Steve Schmidt, who managed John McCain's 2008 campaign and anchored former Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's re-election team in 2006. "The twoparty system has collapsed."

Earthquake in Kentucky rattles widespread region A 4.3-magnitude earthquake centered in southeastern Kentucky on Saturday has shaken residents from northern Ohio to North Carolina and Alabama. The earthquake, centered more than half a mile underground about eight miles west of Whitesburg, Ky., did not appear to cause any structural damage in the Ohio Valley. The epicenter was about 35 miles west of the southwestern Virginia

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Woman in Zumba prostitution case has defenders KENNEBUNK, Maine — The dance instructor accused of turning her Zumba studio into a place of prostitution was an honors high school student who attended college and ran dance classes for the local parks and recreation program. She hosted charity events benefiting Toys for Tots and breast cancer research. That's why some who know Alexis Wright say she's the last person they thought would get caught up in a headline-grabbing scandal. The prostitution case involving the bubbly fitness instructor and more than 100 accused clients has made international headlines from this seaside town of 10,000 known for its beaches, charming homes and Tom's

of Maine toothpaste, as well as the nearby "Summer White House" while President George H.W. Bush was in office. Fifteen more names of accused clients were released Friday, bringing the total to 54. Police said Wright videotaped many of the encounters without her clients' knowledge and kept records suggesting the sex acts generated $150,000 over 18 months. Explicit sex videos also surfaced online.

Colo., Wash. await federal response to pot measure DENVER — Should marijuana be treated like alcohol? Or should it remain in the same legal category as heroin and the most dangerous drugs? Votes this week by Colorado and Washington to allow adult marijuana possession have prompted what could be a turning point in the nation's conflicted and confusing war on drugs. Colorado's governor and attorney general spoke by

phone Friday with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, with no signal whether the U.S. Justice Department would sue to block the marijuana measures. Both states are holding off on plans to regulate and tax the drug to see whether the Justice Department would assert federal authority over drug law. Meanwhile, prosecutors in Washington's largest counties dropped all pending misdemeanor cases of marijuana possession Friday in response to that state's vote to legalize the drug.




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AREA BUSINESS NEWS Renovated building gets ribbon-cutting A ribbon-cutting for a newly renovated downtown building took place Friday. The historic Eames Building, which sits at the corner of Fourth Street and Poyntz Avenue, was originally built in 1890. Capstone 3-D Development was responsible for the renovation. The building will now house the company’s development offices, as well as government services, Fresh Hair Style and Wells Fargo Advisers. Mayor Loren Pepperd was on hand for the ceremony, as was John Pagen, vice president for economic development for the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, who said that this is the first year Manhattan will reach the billion-dollar mark in retail sales.

Stratton hired as hospital’s new CEO Gary Drake, chairman of the Geary Community Hospital Board of Trustees, is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Joseph A. Stratton of Burlington, Colo., as administrator and chief executive officer of Geary Community Hospital, effecDrake tive Jan. 1. Stratton succeeds David K. Bradley, who served in this capacity for 17 years until his retirement on Sept. 1. Chief Operations Officer Alice Jensen, (J.D., R.N.) has been serving as acting CEO. Stratton was the candidate of choice of the search committee, lead by Drake, as well as the hospital board of trustees, after a thorough search process. He is currently the CEO of Kit Carson County Health Service District, in Burlington. His educational background includes a diploma from Salina South High School in Salina, a bachelor's degree in organizational communication from the University of Northern Colorado in 1981; a master's

degree in educational administration from Kansas State University in 1984; and a doctorate of business administration and management from California Southern University in 2002. He is a fellow of The American College of Healthcare Executives, which is the same as board certification in healthcare administration. He was a key leader in the founding of the Kansas Association of Healthcare Executives, serving on the board of directors and as vice president and president. His leadership was vital in the formation of a scholarship in healthcare administration for graduate students in Kansas. Currently, Stratton sits on the Colorado Hospital Association Board of Directors and is the association’s board chairman for the Workers’ Compensation Trust. He held the position of vice chairman of the State Legislative Council, is a member of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce and an active member of Rotary. Stratton and his wife, also a K-State graduate, have three children: Michael, a K-State student in Manhattan; Max in Avon, Colo.; and Abigail, a K-State graduate currently in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Chase earns diploma from ABA Graduate Trust School Chad Chase, vice president and trust officer of The Trust Company, recently graduated from the American Bankers Association Graduate Trust School in Atlanta, Ga. Chase The ABA Graduate Trust School is a performance-based two-year curriculum focused on enhancing the wealth management and financial planning skills of experienced trust professionals. Chad received his bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and his juris doctorate from the University of Nebraska. He joined The Trust Company in 2008 and administers both personal and business trusts and investment portfolios.

Fresh Hair Style & Barbershop opens Kevin Capper has opened Fresh Hair Style & Barbershop on the northeast corner of Poyntz Avenue and F o u r t h , inside the newly renovated Eames Building. K e v i n received his Capper b a r b e r training at Old Town Barber College in Wichita and has been working as a licensed barber in Manhattan Wilhoite for the last 10 years. W h i l e Kevin specializes in the art of barbering, Fresh Hair offers a wide range of salon services with the other member of the Fresh Hair team, Kayla Wilhoite.

Bembry celebrates 20 years with Steve's Floral Hildegard Bembry marked her 20-year anniversary with Steve's Floral Inc., 302 Poyntz Ave. in Manhattan. Bembry started at Steve's Floral as a floral designer and through the Bembry years progressed to store manager. She attained her American Institute of Floral Design accreditation. This puts her as one of the masters of floral design and is considered one of the best programs in the nation.

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Kayla graduated with honors in September 2010 from B Street Design in Manhattan and is a licensed cosmetologist. She has been employed as a cosmetologist in Manhattan since her graduation and joined the Fresh Hair team in September. Kayla is skilled in caring for all types of hair including ethnic hair. She offers a wide range of chemical services for hair including color, highlighting, perms, relaxers and straighteners. Kayla also provides manicures and pedicures, acrylic nail services and facial waxing. Kevin and Kayla look forward to working with their current customers and new customers.

Landmark Self Storage adds U-Haul rentals Duane Lewis, co-owner of Landmark Self Storage, 2749 Eureka Terrace, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the self-storage business he has been operating since 2007. Landmark Self Storage can now offer its customers moving equipment and supplies, including moving vans, open trailers, closed trailers, furniture pads, appliance dollies, furniture dollies, tow dollies and auto transports. Landmark Self Storage also will offer sales items to protect their customers' belongings and make moving easier, such as heavyduty boxes made from recycled materials. "I got the idea from my facility manager, Kent Bratton, after noticing the number of U-Haul trucks that were being used by our storage-rental customers," Lewis said.

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Delta Dental donates money to MATC dental hygiene program This year the Delta Dental Foundation of Kansas provided a grant of $19,445 to the Manhattan Area Technical College Dental Hygiene Program that enabled the program to purchase five new modern patient chairs for their clinic, thus giving the clinic a total of seven matching chairs. The chairs are a great complement to the program’s existing technolo-

gies and anticipated changes to keep the program at the cutting edge of the developing field of dental health. Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation Executive Director Karen Finstad said, “We are proud to provide funding to these Manhattan-area organizations for the development, implementation or expansion of oral health programs. These projects work to increase access to quality dental care for Kansans and we are excited to be a part of that.”

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Vatican digs in after gay marriage advances VATICAN CITY — The Vatican is digging in after gay marriage initiatives scored big wins this week in the U.S. and Europe, vowing to never stop insisting that marriage can only be between a man and a woman. In a front-page article in Saturday's Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano, the Holy See sought to frame itself as the lone voice of courage in opposing initiatives to give same-sex couples legal recognition. In a separate Vatican Radio editorial, the pope's spokesman asked sarcastically why gay marriage proponents don't now push for legal recognition for polygamous couples as well. Catholic teaching holds that homosexuals should be respected and treated with dignity but that homosexual acts are "intrinsically disordered." The Vatican also opposes same-sex marriage, insisting on the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman as the foundation for society. The Vatican's anti-gay marriage media blitz came after three U.S. states approved same-sex marriage by popular vote in the election that returned Barack Obama to the U.S. presidency, Spain upheld its gay marriage law, and France pushed ahead with legislation that could see gay marriage legalized early next year. "One might say the church, at least on this front, has been defeated," L'Osservatore Romano wrote. "But that's not the case." The article insisted that Catholics were putting up a valiant fight to uphold church teaching in the face of "politically correct ideologies invading every culture of the world" that are backed by institutions like the United Nations, which last year passed a non-binding resolution condemning anti-gay discrimination. "The church is called to present itself as the lone critic of modernity, the only check ... to the breakup of the anthropological structures on which human society was founded," it said. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi, for his part, said gays can have their rights protected by means other than through legal marital recognition. He stressed that children should have a right to say they have a father and a mother. "If not, then why not contemplate freely chosen polygamy, and naturally so as to not discriminate, polyandry?" he asked sarcastically. Polyandry is when a woman has two or more husbands. "As a result, don't expect the church to stop insisting that society recognizes a specific place for marriage between a man and woman," he said. The U.S. election had

been closely watched at the Vatican because of the strong divisions that erupted during the campaign between the Obama administration and U.S. bishops over gay marriage, which Obama endorsed in May. The administration and bishops clashed more vehemently over Obama's health care mandate requiring nearly all U.S. health insurance plans to cover contraception, which the church opposes. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the contraception mandate — which exempts houses of worship but applies to faithaffiliated employers — is a violation of religious freedom. The Vatican's reaction to Obama's re-election was tinged with such lingering criticism, with Pope Benedict XVI congratulating Obama and praying that the ideals of freedom and justice continue to be upheld. It was a far cry from the Vatican's enthusiastic response to Obama's election in 2008. Then, the pope termed Obama's election an "historic occasion" in a personal note of congratulations sent right after he won, a break with traditional Vatican protocol that usually sees official telegrams of congratulations sent on inauguration day.

Syrian opposition group's new leader urges West to send rebels weapons DOHA, Qatar — The newly elected leader of Syria's main opposition group slammed the international community for what he called inaction, saying Saturday that fighters are in desperate need of weapons to break the stalemate with President Bashar Assad's forces. George Sabra's comments came as his Syrian

National Council struggled with other opposition groups to try to forge a cohesive and more representative leadership as rebels step up attacks against regime forces. Two suicide car bombers struck a military camp in the southern city of Daraa on Saturday, killing at least 20 government soldiers and prompting clashes in the area, activists said. Bombings targeting state security institutions have become frequent in recent months, raising Western fears that extremists fighting with the rebels could gain influence. That's one of the reasons the rebels' foreign backers are wary of providing weapons. The United States also has become increasingly frustrated with the opposition's inability to overcome deep divisions and rivalries in order to present a single conduit for foreign support.

After attack on jeep, Israeli army kills 4 in Gaza GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Palestinian militants fired an anti-tank missile at an Israeli jeep patrolling the border with Gaza and the Israelis fired back into the Palestinian territory, killing four civilians, officials and witnesses said. Israel's military said four of its soldiers were wounded in the missile attack, one of them seriously. Ashraf al-Kidra, a Gaza health ministry spokesman, said all four Palestinians killed were civilians between the ages of 16 and 18 and that among the 25 wounded were some children. The military wing of the leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine took responsibility but it still remains unclear who in fact was behind the attack. The PFLP often

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takes credit for attacks that later turn out to be the work of Hamas or Islamic Jihad militants. Gaza militants often fire rockets from the IsraelGaza border area toward nearby Israeli communities and low-level clashes with the Israeli military are common. But when casualties are involved, particularly civilians, the potential for escalation grows significantly. Both sides threatened retaliation, and previous such incidents have unfolded into days of Palestinian rocket attacks and retaliatory Israeli strikes. Later Saturday, some 25 Palestinian rockets rained on southern Israel, though they caused no injuries or damage, the military said. It said at least one of the projectiles was intercepted by the "Iron Dome" missile defense system. The military informed residents to stay close to home in case of further rocket attacks. Palestinian officials said that an Israeli airstrike later killed one Islamic Jihad militant and wounded two others as they were attempting to fire rockets toward Israel. The Israeli military confirmed the strike. Witnesses said that following the large explosion that started the incident, Israel retaliated to the attack on the jeep with tank and machine gun fire toward residential areas at the al-Muntar hill in the central part of the territory, hitting people who were returning from a funeral east of Gaza City. In a first response to Saturday's incident, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the military had responded aggressively to the attack and will "consider further reaction in the coming days." "We will not allow the escalation on the fence to go unanswered," he said.

Associated Press LONDON — The BBC's top executive resigned Saturday night after the prestigious broadcaster's marquee news magazine wrongly implicated a British politician in a child sex-abuse scandal, deepening the crisis that exploded after it decided not to air similar allegations against one of its own stars who police now say was one of the nation's worst pedophiles. In a brief statement outside BBC headquarters, George Entwistle said he decided to do the "honorable thing" and step down after just eight weeks in the job. "The wholly exceptional events of the past few weeks have led me to conclude that the BBC should appoint a new leader," he said. It was a rapid aboutface for Entwistle, a 23year BBC veteran who earlier Saturday had insisted he had no plans to resign despite growing questions about his leadership and the BBC's integrity in the wake of the scandals.

John Whittingdale, chairman of the Britain's Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, said Entwistle had no choice but to go, as the BBC's management appears to have "lost their grip" on the organization. "I think that what has happened in the last few days has immensely weakened his authority and credibility," Whittingdale said. "It would have been very difficult for him to continue in those circumstances." Entwistle assumed the mantle as head of the BBC two months ago from Mark Thompson, who will become chief executive of The New York Times Co. this month. A month into the job, the BBC was thrown into crisis with allegations that Jimmy Savile, the renowned BBC TV host who died last year, sexually abused up to several hundred children — some of them on BBC premises — and the revelation that the BBC's own "Newsnight" investigative program had shelved an investigation into the allegations.





High court to take fresh Obama picks up Florida look at voting rights law The Washington Post

Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will consider eliminating the government's most potent weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. The court acted three days after a diverse coalition of voters propelled President Barack Obama to a second term in the White House. With a look at affirmative action in higher education already on the agenda, the court is putting a spotlight on race by re-examining the ongoing necessity of laws and programs aimed at giving racial minorities access to major areas of American life from which they once were systematically excluded. "This is a term in which many core pillars of civil rights and pathways to opportunity hang in the balance," said Debo Adegbile, acting president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. In an order Friday, the justices agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires all or parts of 16 states with a history of discrimination in voting to get federal approval before making any changes in the way they hold elections. The high court considered the same issue three years ago but sidestepped what Chief Justice John Roberts then called "a difficult constitutional question." The new appeal from Shelby County, Ala., near Birmingham, says state and local governments covered by the law have made significant progress and no longer should be forced to live under oversight from Wash-

ington. "The America that elected and re-elected Barack Obama as its first AfricanAmerican president is far different than when the Voting Rights Act was first enacted in 1965. Congress unwisely reauthorized a bill that is stuck in a Jim Crow-era time warp. It is unconstitutional," said Edward Blum, director of the not-for-profit Project on Fair Representation, which is funding the challenges to the voting rights law and affirmative action. But defenders of the law said there is a continuing need for it and pointed to the Justice Department's efforts to block voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas, as well as a redistricting plan in Texas that a federal court found discriminated against the state's large and growing Hispanic population. "What we know even more clearly now than we did when the court last considered this question is that a troubling strain of obstructing the path to the ballot box remains a part of our society," Adegbile said. Since the court's decision in 2009, Congress has not addressed potential problems identified by the court. Meanwhile, the law's opponents sensed its vulnerability and filed several new lawsuits. Addressing those challenges, lower courts have concluded that a history of discrimination and more recent efforts to harm minority voters justify continuing federal oversight. The justices said they will examine whether the formula under which states are covered is outdated because it relies on 40-year-old data. By some measures, states covered by the law are outperforming some that are not. Tuesday's election

Mideast nuke talks called off NO. 3, FROM PAGE A1 tries — especially Israel — agreed to attend. The decision to postpone, if not to scrap it, will cast doubt on the significance of the NPT and its attempts every five years to advance nonproliferation. Any new attempt is unlikely until the NPT conference meets again in 2015. Hopes for such a meeting were alive as recently as Tuesday, when Iran joined Arab nations in saying that it planned to attend, leaving Israel as the only undecided country. Tehran's announcement came at a Brussels seminar on a Mideast nuclear-free zone also attended by Israel and the Arab countries, and described as largely free of regional tensions. But the two diplomats said the decision to call off the Helsinki meeting had already been made by the time Iran declared Tuesday that it would attend. But a decision to give up on staging such a gathering after it was approved by the NPT is more than a reflection of Mideast realities. It also is bound to weaken efforts at future NPT conferences to reconcile clashing visions of disarmament and nonproliferation efforts. Daryl Kimball, head of the Washington-based Arms Control Association, warned that "an indefinite cancellation of the longawaited conference on a Middle Eastern WMD-free zone will only worsen the proliferation risks in the future and undermine the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty." Iran, the Arab nations and most other developing countries say the emphasis should on the U.S. and other nuclear-armed states that are NPT members to disarm. Such nations also castigate the West for supporting Israel and its widely suspected nuclear weapons program. Washington and its allies say Iran, North Korea and Syria are the greatest proliferation threats, even though Tehran

and Damascus deny allegations of secret nuclear activities linked to weapons. The Arab proposal to create a weapons-of-massdestruction-free zone in the Mideast and to pressure Israel to give up its undeclared arsenal of perhaps 80 nuclear warheads, was endorsed by the 1995 Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty conference but never acted on. The conference meets every five years. The two diplomats who spoke Saturday are from nations that were invited to the Helsinki meeting, which was to be open to all NPTmember nations. The diplomats also are from member nations of the Vienna-based International Atomic Energy Agency. While Syria's civil war, nuclear tensions with Iran and other Mideast frictions will be cited as the official reason for the cancellation, one of the diplomats acknowledged that the decision is mainly being taken because Israel has decided not to attend. The diplomat — from a Western nation sympathetic to Israel— said Arabs countries have refused to budge from positions that made it impossible for the Jewish state to participate. Israel has long said that a full Arab-Israeli peace plan must precede any creation of a Mideast zone free of weapons of mass destruction. The region's Muslim neighbors in turn have asserted that Israel's undeclared nuclear arsenal presents the greatest threat to peace in the region. They insist that Israel declare its arsenal and join the NPT as part of any peace talks. The diplomat said that while the announcement that the Helsinki meeting has been canceled might be made in the name of all three co-sponsors — the U.S, Russia and Britain — it would likely be delivered only by the United States, reflecting tensions between Moscow and Washington on the issue. He said the Russians have opposed declaring the meeting dead at this point.

results also provide an interesting backdrop for the court's action. Americans reelected the nation's first African-American president. Exit polls across the country indicated Obama won the votes of more than 70 percent of Hispanics and more than 90 percent of blacks. In Alabama, however, the exit polls showed Obama won only about 15 percent of the state's white voters. In neighboring Mississippi, the numbers were even smaller, at 10 percent, the surveys found. The case probably will be argued in February or March, with a decision expected by late June. The requirement currently applies to the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia. It also covers certain counties in California, Florida, New York, North Carolina and South Dakota, and some local jurisdictions in Michigan and New Hampshire. Coverage has been triggered by past discrimination not only against blacks, but also against American Indians, Asian-Americans, Alaskan Natives and Hispanics.

The last state in the 2012 presidential race has been called, with Florida going narrowly to President Obama. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Obama leads Romney by nearly a full point, 50.0 percent to 49.1 percent. Had the margin been within half a percentage point, it would have triggered a computer recount.

The win means Obama swept all of the most competitive states except North Carolina, and he walks away with a huge win in the electoral college — 332 to 206 — despite carrying the popular vote by just 2.6 percent. Florida is the biggest prize among the swing states, with 29 electoral votes. Had Romney carried it, Obama would have won the electoral vote by a significantly smaller margin:

303 to 235. Obama's electoral vote total is actually relatively close to what he took in his first race in 2008, when he also carried North Carolina and Indiana and got one electoral vote from the Nebraska congressional district in Omaha. That year, he got 365 electoral votes. Florida has now gone Democratic in two straight elections for the first time since 1944 and 1948.

Stagnant US exports to Cuba belie Havana fair’s optimism Associated Press HAVANA — Kellogg's. Gatorade. Hormel. Hunt. Many of America's bestknown brands were on display at a Havana exposition center this past week as representatives hawked some of the few U.S. products that can legally be exported to Cuba, thanks to an exception to the U.S. embargo allowing cash-up-front sales of food, agricultural goods and medicine. But cold numbers belie the enthusiasm on the convention center floor. Cuban purchases of U.S. goods have

plunged as the island increasingly turns to countries like China, Brazil, Vietnam and Venezuela, which offer cheaper deals, longterm credits and less hassle over payment and shipping. "The pattern that we see is it's just continuing to either be lower each year, or if it does increase, it's just not a lot at all," said John Kavulich, senior policy adviser to the New Yorkbased U.S.-Cuba Trade and Economic Council. "No executives should be going to a travel agent and buying a ticket to go down to Havana thinking that there's going to

be a change." U.S. sales of food and agricultural commodities to the communist-run island began more than a decade ago with the Trade Sanctions Reform Act enacted in 2000 under President Clinton. Modest sales of $138 million the following year rose steadily to a peak of $710 million in 2008, according to statistics calculated by Kavulich's group. The value of U.S. exports to Cuba has since plummeted to just over half that last year at $358 million. It was $250 million through the first six months of 2012, with no sign of improvement.

How parents can tell whether injury is a concussion or just a bump on the head NO. 1, FROM PAGE A1 concussion after suffering an initial one. “The risk is greater for lingering effects if you don’t allow proper recovery the first time,” he said. Foveaux said there is also a risk of secondimpact syndrome in instances of playing before a concussion is healed. “The danger with that would be if there’s a repeated trauma to the brain,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be a big hit.” It can lead to prolonged recovery or even severe brain swelling that can cause permanent brain damage or death. Recovery from a concussion varies depending on the severity of the injury. It can last days, week or months. Parents and caregivers must learn how to treat the symptoms, how to monitor for problems, and when to allow a return to normal activities. Foveaux said the most common symptoms that indicate a concussion has occurred are dizziness, an inability to recall things that happened and/or a headache. He said a headache can be a red flag that it’s something worse. According to the Mayo Clinic, the following symptoms are cause to seek emergency care after a head injury: • A loss of consciousness lasting more than a minute • Vomiting • Worsening headache and other symptoms • Seizures • Changes in behavior, including irritability or fussiness • Changes in physical coordination, including

stumbling or clumsiness • Confusion or disorientation • Slurred speech or other changes in speech • Vision or eye disturbances, including pupils that are bigger than normal or pupils of unequal sizes • Changes in breathing pattern • Lasting or recurrent dizziness • Blood or fluid discharge from the nose or ears • Large head bumps or bruises on areas other than the forehead, especially in infants under 12 months of age Head trauma is very common in young children, according to the Mayo Clinic but it is hard to diagnose with infants and toddlers because they can’t communicate their feelings. This is why is important to pick up on the nonverbal clues of a concussion: • Listlessness, tiring easily • Irritability, crankiness • Change in eating or sleeping patterns • Lack of interest in favorite toys • Loss of balance, unsteady walking As far as treatment, Foveaux said the best way to recover is both physical and mental rest to allow the brain to get back to normal. He said parents should contact a physician after any head injury, although it doesn’t have to be immediately if they don't observe the aformentioned symptoms. “Going the next day is OK as long as you’re not seeing worsening symptoms two to four hours after the injury,” he said.

Contrary to an oftenstated myth, Foveaux said you can sleep with a concussion without be woken up every few hours as long as symptoms don’t require immediate medical attention. “Uninterrupted sleep is needed,” he said. “That allows for a faster recovery.” The Mayo Clinic recommended acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) for headaches after a concussion. Other pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and aspirin may increase the risk of bleeding. As the symptoms disappear, Foveaux said parents can allow a slow buildup in activities while monitoring whether any symptoms return during these stages. He said it starts with a return to mental activity, followed by light jogging and an eventual return to full activity. Foveaux said other concussion myths are that only bad concussions lead to unconsciousness and that a concussion can be graded. Foveaux said the thought used to be that an athlete “got his bell rung” and then was fine to return to play, rather than consider the concussion risks. “If the athlete seems fine within 15 minutes, even with symptoms, the misconception was you can put them out there,” he said. “That’s putting the athlete at risk.” While the risk of concussions is more known today, Foveaux said there are dangers of undetected concussion because people don't know what to look for. “There are so many rural schools in Kansas that don’t have medical staff other than EMTs who

are not directly on the field of play,” he said. Foveaux said a big school like Manhattan High typically has a physician, lowering the potential for secondimpact syndrome. “Our coaches are aware of symptoms of a concussion as are our trainers, obviously,” said Mike Marsh, Manhattan High’s athletic and activities director. Marsh said the school always thinks of the student’s health first. “We do nothing different than what we’ve always done even though more attention has been given by the media and other means,” Marsh said. Marsh said MHS’s standard practice is to remove an athlete from competition immediately if a concussion has occurred or is suspected to have occurred. A permission slip by a physician is required before a student can return to activity after a concussion. The state officially adopted this rule with the School Sports Head Injury Prevention Act, which was enacted July 2011. Recently there has been a movement at higher levels of competition to conduct tests before the season to set the baseline for normal cognitive activity, which allows for better diagnosis and recovery from a concussion. Marsh said that doesn’t reach to the secondary school level, although parents may wish to have testing done for their children. He said each student and parent is made aware of the concussion risks and guidelines through the concussion form that they have to sign.

Buttons ‘n’ Bows. . . and baked goods and bee pollen NO. 2, FROM PAGE A1 Though Ferguson said he doesn’t typically like to sell at one-day shows, the Buttons ‘n’ Bows venue is one they always enjoy because of the people who attend the fair and those who organize it. The show was also a teacher’s paradise with several crafters selling items perfect for the classroom, like five-time attendees Vicki Janosik and Michelle McDaniel who sell for Stampin’ Up!, a company that produces stamps and accessories their sellers use to create handmade cards and other crafts. One of their popular items was a “Teacher’s Survival Kit,” a baggie that included such important items as paper clips, candies and crayons.

They sold their wares across from another veteran, Darlene Bradford, who owns DC Therapeutic Creations and sells magnetic jewelry intended to relieve bodily pain. Bradford, who is based in Topeka, said she started making the jewelry after she found that it helped her with her own arthritic pain. She said she has been coming to Buttons ‘n’ Bows for eight years. She always sets up shop in the gymnasium, located across the street from the school’s main building. “(The show) has always been a good sale,” Bradford said, adding that some shows aren’t always organized as considerately. Leah Fliter, a parent volunteer for the show, said the entire event comes together with the aid of all the par-

ents who divvy up the responsibilities, including helping constructing the booths, helping the crafters, baking and cleanup. While crafters keep their profits, the school makes money through the entrance fee of $2 per person, a bake sale and the fees crafters pay to rent their booth space. Fliter said the price of the booth space varies depending on the booth’s location. In 2011, Fliter said the school raised approximately $15,000 this year. “The money goes to helping out teachers,” she said. Fliter and another parent volunteer, Diane Haug, estimated that about 2,000 people would roam the halls for the show over the course of the day.

The craft show is the only fundraiser that the ParentTeacher Organization at Manhattan Catholic Schools conducts during the year. “That’s why so much work goes into it,” Fliter said.

LOTTERY Associated Press TOPEKA — These Kansas lotteries were drawn Saturday: Super Kansas Cash 01-02-06-23-24, Cash Ball: 14 Mega Millions Estimated jackpot: $19 million Powerball Estimated jackpot: $168 million



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Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel (2) celebrates a win over top-ranked Alabama on Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Texas A&M stuns No. 1 Alabama Associated Press TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Johnny Football and Southeastern Conference newbies Texas A&M took down the biggest bully in their new neighborhood and left No. 1 Alabama with badly bruised national championship hopes. Johnny Manziel, better known around Texas as Johnny Football, staked the 15th-ranked Aggies to a three-touchdown lead in the first quarter, and Texas A&M held on to beat the Crimson Tide 29-24 on Saturday. The Aggies (8-2, 5-2), playing in the SEC for the first season after ditching the Big 12, also might have ended the league's run of BCS titles at six years. The defending national champion Crimson Tide (9-1, 6-1), who have been No. 1 almost all season, didn't go quietly. AJ McCarron nearly pulled off a second straight scintillating comeback. He threw one touchdown pass SEE

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Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is grabbed by TCU defensive tackle Chucky Hunter during the first half onSaturday in Fort Worth, Texas. The Wildcats won 23-10.

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K-State volleyball beats TCU Brady Bauman A slow start by the Kansas State volleyball team in the third set made its match with TCU interesting at the end, but a four-point rally by the Wildcats dashed any hopes the Horned Frogs had of extending the contest. K-State, ranked 17th in the nation, swept TCU 25-17, 25-16, 2624, Saturday afternoon in Ahearn Field House. The sweep is the Wildcats' 16th this season, which is good for third-most in the NCAA. “That's the way that it is in this league,” KSU head coach Suzie Fritz said. “All of the teams are capable teams and all the teams are good. I think if you lose your focus like we did in the first part of the third game we are going to make it interesting for ourselves. I was very pleased with the fact that we came back, and it was a very difficult gap to close. “I strongly believe that the margin for error between victory and defeat is very, very slim, and you have to be able to handle some of the minute details that come and go SEE

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Kansas State linebacker Jonathan Truman recovers a fumble against TCUduring the first half on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

FORT WORTH, Texas — On a night when offense came at a premium, it was the Kansas State defense that turned in one of its best performances of the season. The Wildcats needed it, too, because very little went right offensively, even with quarterback Collin Klein back on the field after leaving last week's game with an injury. K-State — ranked No. 2 in the BCS — had TCU's number most of the night, holding the Horned Frogs to more than 150 yards below their season average and to just one touchdown in a 23-10 victory Saturday at Amon Carter Stadium. The win, coupled with Alabama's loss to Texas A&M earlier in the day, should propel the Wildcats to No. 1 in the BCS standings set to be released tonight. It's the second

straight 10-win season for K-State and the ninth in school history. K-State (10-0, 7-0) totaled just 260 yards of total offense — 145 passing and 115 on the ground — against a tough and physical TCU defense. One of the few scoring opportunities for the Wildcats was a direct result of a turnover created by the stingy KState defense. The Wildcats took advantage of another opportunity late when the defense forced a fumble and set the offense up with good field position. Sacked three times, Klein returned to the field, but not to perfect form, as the senior misfired on several open receivers and threw his first interception since Sept. 15. The Heisman hopeful completed 12of-21 passes and rushed 15 times for 50 yards and a pair of scores — a 7yard run in the first quarter and a SEE

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Steelers not looking past reeling Chiefs Associated Press PITTSBURGH — Jerricho Cotchery has coined a phrase for the dilemma the Pittsburgh Steelers are dealing with these days. "It's rich man's problems," the veteran wide receiver said. "We're just trying to figure out how to use all our weapons." A difficult if enviable proposition when all of them are firing. The Steelers (5-3) have won three straight heading into Monday night's game against reeling Kansas City (17), playing with metronomelike consistency no matter who

is on the field. When Rashard Mendenhall went down with a right Achilles injury a month ago, Jonathan Dwyer became the first Pittsburgh running back to top 100 yards in consecutive games in four years. When Dwyer tweaked his right quadriceps late in a victory over Washington, Isaac Redman ran for a career-high 147 yards in an eye-opening — and road karma cleansing — win against the Super Bowl champion New York Giants last Sunday. SEE

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THE SUNDAY MERCURY SCOREBOARD TODAY’S LINE NFL Sunday FAVORITE TODAY UNDERDOG at New England 11 Buffalo N.Y. Giants 4 at Cincinnati at Tampa Bay 2 1/2 San Diego Denver 4 1/2 at Carolina at Miami 6 Tennessee at Baltimore 7 1/2 Oakland Atlanta 1 1/2 at N. Orleans at Minnesota 1 Detroit at Seattle 6 1/2 N.Y. Jets at Philadelphia 1 1/2 Dallas at San Francisco 12 St. Louis at Chicago 1 Houston Monday Night Football at Pittsburgh 12 Kansas City

BASKETBALL College Rankings The Preseason AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' preseason college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, 2011-12 final records, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and 2011-12 final ranking:

Record Pts Pv 1. Indiana (43) 27-9 1,592 16 2. Louisville (20) 30-10 1,568 17 3. Kentucky (2) 38-2 1,453 1 4. Ohio St. 31-8 1,292 7 5. Michigan 24-10 1,290 13 6. NC State 24-13 1,270 — 7. Kansas 32-7 1,210 6 8. Duke 27-7 1,094 8 9. Syracuse 34-3 1,062 2 10. Florida 26-11 936 25 11. North Carolina 32-6 904 4 12. Arizona 23-12 902 — 13. UCLA 19-14 840 — 14. Michigan St. 29-8 789 5 15. Missouri 30-5 664 3 16. Creighton 29-6 622 19 17. Memphis 26-9 539 — 18. UNLV 26-9 488 23 19. Baylor 30-8 486 9 20. San Diego St. 26-8 463 22 21. Gonzaga 26-7 384 — 22. Notre Dame 22-12 297 — 23. Wisconsin 26-10 285 14 24. Cincinnati 26-11 120 — 25. Florida St. 25-10 101 10 Others receiving votes: Murray St. 59, VCU 58, Saint Louis 46, Texas 46, Minnesota 40, Butler 33, Pittsburgh 32, Saint Joseph's 25, Marquette 23, Tennessee 15, Oklahoma St. 14, K - S T A T E 1 2 , Georgetown 9, New Mexico 9, Ohio 9, Miami 8, Saint Mary's (Cal) 6, West Virginia 6, Davidson 5, Drexel 5, N. Iowa 5, Valparaiso 3, Lehigh 2, Stanford 2, Colorado St. 1, Oral Roberts 1.

NBA Standings All Times CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB New York 4 0 1.000 — Philadelphia 4 2 .667 1 Brooklyn 2 2 .500 2 Boston 2 3 .400 2 1/2 Toronto 1 5 .167 4 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 5 1 .833 — Atlanta 2 2 .500 2 Orlando 2 3 .400 2 1/2 Charlotte 1 3 .250 3 Washington 0 5 .000 4 1/2 Central Division W L Pct GB Milwaukee 3 1 .750 — Chicago 3 2 .600 1/2 Indiana 3 4 .429 1 1/2 Cleveland 2 4 .333 2 Detroit 0 6 .000 4 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB

San Antonio 5 1 .833 — Memphis 4 1 .800 1/2 Dallas 4 2 .667 1 New Orleans 3 2 .600 1 1/2 Houston 2 3 .400 2 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Minnesota 4 1 .800 — Oklahoma City 4 2 .667 1/2 Denver 3 3 .500 1 1/2 Portland 2 3 .400 2 Utah 2 4 .333 2 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 4 2 .667 — Golden State 3 3 .500 1 Phoenix 3 3 .500 1 Sacramento 2 4 .333 2 L.A. Lakers 2 4 .333 2 Friday's Games Brooklyn 107, Orlando 68 Milwaukee 101, Washington 91 Philadelphia 106, Boston 100 Miami 95, Atlanta 89 New York 104, Dallas 94 Minnesota 96, Indiana 94 Memphis 93, Houston 85 New Orleans 107, Charlotte 99 Oklahoma City 105, Detroit 94 Phoenix 107, Cleveland 105 San Antonio 97, Sacramento 86 L.A. Lakers 101, Golden State 77 Denver 104, Utah 84 Saturday's Games Philadelphia 93, Toronto 83 Indiana 89, Washington 85 Dallas at Charlotte, Late Minnesota at Chicago, Late Detroit at Houston, Late Boston at Milwaukee, Late Phoenix at Utah, Late San Antonio at Portland, Late Denver at Golden State, Late Today’s Games Orlando at Brooklyn, 2 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Miami at Memphis, 5 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 6 p.m. Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m. Monday's Games Milwaukee at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Utah at Toronto, 6 p.m. Oklahoma City at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Chicago, 7 p.m. Miami at Houston, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Denver at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Portland, 9 p.m.

FOOTBALL Rankings The AP Top 25 The Top 25 teams in The Associated Press college football poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote, and previous ranking: Record Pts Pv 1. Alabama (60) 9-0 1,500 1 2. Oregon 9-0 1,421 2 3. K-STATE 9-0 1,395 3 4. Notre Dame 9-0 1,318 4 5. Georgia 8-1 1,198 7 5. Ohio St. 10-0 1,198 6 7. Florida 8-1 1,112 8 8. Florida St. 8-1 1,057 9 9. LSU 7-2 1,029 5 10. Clemson 8-1 931 10 11. Louisville 9-0 862 12 12. South Carolina 7-2 836 11 13. Oregon St. 7-1 796 13 14. Oklahoma 6-2 765 14 15. Texas A&M 7-2 700 16 16. Stanford 7-2 655 15 17. UCLA 7-2 446 25 18. Nebraska 7-2 441 21 19. Louisiana Tech 8-1 355 22 19. Texas 7-2 355 — 21. Southern Cal 6-3 237 18 22. Mississippi St. 7-2 187 17 23. Toledo 8-1 146 — 24. Rutgers 7-1 99 — 25. Texas Tech 6-3 97 20 Others receiving votes: N. Illinois 64,

Beljan keeps lead at Disney Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Charlie Beljan was in a hospital bed in the middle of the night, still wearing his golf shoes, thinking his season was over. He was about six hours from his tee time Saturday at Disney. Just 12 hours earlier, he was having a panic attack on the golf course so severe that he could barely breathe, his blood pressure spiked and his arms felt numb. After signing his card, he was strapped into a stretcher, loaded into an ambulance and taken to a hospital. "I thought I literally had a chance to die," Beljan said. In a turnaround that even by Disney's standards seems like a fairy tale, the 28-year-old rookie now has a chance to win his first PGA Tour title. Beljan was released from the hospital, overcame two early bogeys and was solid over the final hour in the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic for a 1under 71 that gave him a two-shot lead going into the final round. "I honestly didn't know if I was going to play one hole, any holes or was I going to get through the day," Beljan said. "I felt good, better as the day went on, and I just hung tough, hung in there. I knew what the rewards were at the end of the week if I could pull something off, and that's kind of what kept me going." The rewards were ample. This is the final PGA Tour event of the year, and Beljan is No. 139 on the money list. Only the top 125 get full cards for

next year. Doctors told him he was in good enough health to be released, but perhaps not to play golf. He ignored their recommendations. "The position I'm in, it's kind of hard not to show up," he said before teeing off. Beljan had a pair of three-putt bogeys that cost him his three-shot lead after three holes, and felt some tightening in his chest as he approached the turn, the same symptoms that caused much fear Friday. But he steadied himself, began the back nine with back-to-back birdies, and kept in front. He was at 13-under 203, two shots ahead of Brian Gay (67), Josh Teater (67) and Charlie Wi, who was tied for the lead until closing with two bogeys for a 70. "It's nice to be able to walk around and smile," Beljan said. "Yesterday, I was hanging on for my life." When last seen at Disney, Beljan was gasping to draw a big breath and sitting in the fairway to wait his turn to hit. Paramedics followed him around the back nine after taking his blood pressure on the 10th tee. After signing for a 64, Beljan emerged from the scoring room strapped into a stretcher and was loaded into an ambulance. For most of the night, he felt 99 percent sure he wouldn't be playing. But with the comfort of knowing that he was physically fine, he went back to his hotel for a shower, breakfast and headed to the golf course. Despite being nervous that another episode could strike again, he was steady for so much of the day.

Kent St. 61, Michigan 53, TCU 38, Northwestern 32, Oklahoma St. 27, Ohio 22, UCF 15, Boise St. 11, Washington 9, Penn St. 8, San Diego St. 7, Tulsa 6, Arizona 5, Utah St. 4, Fresno St. 2. USA Today Top 25 The USA Today Top 25 football coaches poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for first place through one point for 25th, and 2011 final ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (59) 9-0 1,475 1 2. Oregon 9-0 1,399 2 3. K-STATE 9-0 1,370 3 4. Notre Dame 9-0 1,289 4 5. Georgia 8-1 1,218 6 6. Florida St. 8-1 1,147 7 7. Florida 8-1 1,091 8 8. Clemson 8-1 1,013 9 9. LSU 7-2 998 5 10. Louisville 9-0 940 10 11. South Carolina 7-2 880 11 12. Oregon St. 7-1 807 13 13. Oklahoma 6-2 800 12 14. Texas A&M 7-2 736 16 15. Stanford 7-2 705 15 16. Nebraska 7-2 513 21 17. Texas 7-2 485 22 18. Louisiana Tech 8-1 363 23 19. UCLA 7-2 333 — 20. Rutgers 7-1 264 25 21. Northwestern 7-2 234 — 22. USC 6-3 224 17 23. Mississippi St. 7-2 186 18 24. Boise St. 7-2 126 14 25. Toledo 8-1 108 — Others receiving Votes: Northern Illinois 88; Texas Tech 68; Michigan 48; Oklahoma State 41; Cincinnati 38; TCU 37; Ohio 34; Kent State 32; Wisconsin 25; Utah State 13; Central Florida 12; San Diego State 7; West Virginia 7; Fresno State 4; Louisiana-Monroe 4; Tulsa 4; Washington 4; Arizona State 3; Middle Tennessee 2. Harris Top 25 The Top 25 teams in the Harris Interactive College Football Poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Nov. 3, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Record Pts Pvs 1. Alabama (108) 9-0 2,867 1 2. Oregon (6) 9-0 2,735 2 3. K-STATE (1) 9-0 2,664 3 4. Notre Dame 9-0 2,533 4 5. Georgia 8-1 2,345 6 6. Florida State 8-1 2,223 7 7. Florida 8-1 2,154 8 8. LSU 7-2 2,011 5 9. Clemson 8-1 1,969 9 10. Louisville 9-0 1,825 10 11. South Carolina 7-2 1,654 11 12. Oregon State 7-1 1,588 13 13. Oklahoma 6-2 1,556 12 14. Stanford 7-2 1,431 14 15. Texas A&M 7-2 1,320 18 16. Nebraska 7-2 992 21 17. Texas 7-2 860 22 18. USC 6-3 690 16 19. Louisiana Tech 8-1 659 24 20. Mississippi State 7-2 603 15 21. UCLA 7-2 587 — 22. Rutgers 7-1 475 23 23. Boise State 7-2 297 17 24. Northwestern 7-2 259 — 25. Texas Tech 6-3 203 19 Others receiving votes: Toledo 160; TCU 142; Northern Illinois 110; Michigan 89; Kent State 74; Ohio 72; West Virginia 64; Oklahoma State 63; Cincinnati 34; Utah State 22; San Diego State 18; Central Florida 9; San Jose State 8; Wisconsin 4; Arizona 3; Arkansas State 2; Tulsa 1.

College Scores Saturday EAST Albany (NY) 38, Duquesne 31 Brown 28, Dartmouth 24

Bryant 28, CCSU 25 Buffalo 29, W. Michigan 24 Cincinnati 34, Temple 10 Colgate 35, Lehigh 24 Columbia 34, Cornell 17 Dayton 21, Marist 17 Fordham 36, Lafayette 27 Georgetown 10, Bucknell 3 Maine 51, Georgia St. 7 Penn 30, Harvard 21 Princeton 29, Yale 7 Robert Morris 21, Sacred Heart 17 Rutgers 28, Army 7 St. Francis (Pa.) 45, Monmouth (NJ) 31 Syracuse 45, Louisville 26 Towson 41, Rhode Island 10 Villanova 35, James Madison 20 Wagner 31, Holy Cross 30 MIDWEST Cent. Michigan 34, E. Michigan 31 Davidson 28, Valparaiso 27, OT Drake 45, Butler 20 E. Illinois 39, SE Missouri 20 Kent St. 48, Miami (Ohio) 32 Michigan 38, Northwestern 31, OT Minnesota 17, Illinois 3 N. Dakota St. 20, S. Dakota St. 17 N. Iowa 24, South Dakota 21 Nebraska 32, Penn St. 23 Purdue 27, Iowa 24 UMass 22, Akron 14 Wisconsin 62, Indiana 14 Youngstown St. 31, W. Illinois 7 SOUTHWEST Lamar 34, Nicholls St. 24 North Texas 24, South Alabama 14 Oklahoma 42, Baylor 34 Oklahoma St. 55, West Virginia 34 Texas 33, Iowa St. 7 Texas Tech 41, Kansas 34, 2OT Tulsa 41, Houston 7 UTSA 31, McNeese St. 24 FAR WEST Arizona 56, Colorado 31 E. Washington 31, UC Davis 28 Montana St. 65, Portland St. 30 N. Colorado 42, Weber St. 34 S. Utah 35, N. Arizona 29, 3OT San Diego St. 28, Air Force 9 San Jose St. 47, New Mexico St. 7 Southern Cal 38, Arizona St. 17 Stanford 27, Oregon St. 23 Wyoming 28, New Mexico 23

NFL Standings All Times CST AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 5 3 0 .625 262 170 Miami 4 4 0 .500 170 149 N.Y. Jets 3 5 0 .375 168 200 Buffalo 3 5 0 .375 180 248 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 7 1 0 .875 237 137 Indianapolis 6 3 0 .667 186 201 Tennessee 3 6 0 .333 182 308 Jacksonville 1 8 0 .111 127 246 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 6 2 0 .750 199 176 Pittsburgh 5 3 0 .625 191 164 Cincinnati 3 5 0 .375 189 218 Cleveland 2 7 0 .222 169 211 West W L T Pct PF PA Denver 5 3 0 .625 235 175 San Diego 4 4 0 .500 185 157 Oakland 3 5 0 .375 171 229 Kansas City 1 7 0 .125 133 240 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA N.Y. Giants 6 3 0 .667 254 185 Philadelphia 3 5 0 .375 133 183 Dallas 3 5 0 .375 150 181 Washington 3 6 0 .333 226 248 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 8 0 0 1.000 220 143 Tampa Bay 4 4 0 .500 226 185 New Orleans 3 5 0 .375 218 229 Carolina 2 6 0 .250 149 180

Chicago Green Bay Minnesota Detroit San Francisco Seattle Arizona St. Louis

North W L T Pct PF PA 7 1 0 .875 236 120 6 3 0 .667 239 187 5 4 0 .556 204 197 4 4 0 .500 192 188 West W L T Pct PF PA 6 2 0 .750 189 103 5 4 0 .556 170 154 4 5 0 .444 144 173 3 5 0 .375 137 186

Thursday’s Game Indianapolis 27, Jacksonville 10 Today’s Games Atlanta at New Orleans, Noon Detroit at Minnesota, Noon Denver at Carolina, Noon San Diego at Tampa Bay, Noon Tennessee at Miami, Noon Buffalo at New England, Noon Oakland at Baltimore, Noon N.Y. Giants at Cincinnati, Noon N.Y. Jets at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 3:25 p.m. Houston at Chicago, 7:20 p.m. Monday Night Game Kansas City at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Saturday BASEBALL National League WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Announced manager Davey Johnson will return next season and become a consultant in 2014. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association HOUSTON ROCKETS — Announced coach Kevin McHale is taking a leave absence. Named assistant coach Kelvin Sampson interim coach. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS — Activated TE Visanthe Shiancoe from injured reserve. NEW YORK GIANTS — Activated S Will Hill from the suspended list. Placed CB Michael Coe on injured reserve. OAKLAND RAIDERS — Activated CB Ron Bartell from injured reserve. Signed RB Jeremy Stewart from the practice squad. Released CB Pat Lee. Placed CB Shawntae Spencer on injured reserve. Canadian Football League SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Signed WR Kierrie Johnson. GOLF PGA OF AMERICA — Named Pete Bevacqua chief exective officer. Elected Ted Bishop president and Derek Sprague vice president. HOCKEY ECHL ECHL — Suspended Colorado F Ryan Schnell five games and Utah F Mitch Wahl indefinitely for their actions in recent games. Friday BASEBALL American League KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with C Manuel Pina, 1B/DH Ian Gac and OF Luis Durango on minor league contracts. TORONTO BLUE JAYS — Agreed to terms with RHP Justin Germano on a minor league contract. National League NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with C Mike Nickeas on a minor league contract. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with RHP Ryan Reid, OF Darren Ford, INF/OF Jared Goedert, INF Stefan Welch, INF Anderson Hernandez, INF Jeff Larish and LHP Kris Johnson on minor league contracts. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association LOS ANGELES LAKERS — Fired coach Mike Brown. FOOTBALL National Football League

NFL — Fined the Pittsburgh Steelers $35,000 and WR Emmanuel Sanders $15,000 for faking an injury during an Oct. 21 game in Cincinnati. Suspended New England RB Brandon Bolden four games for violating the league policy on performance enhancing substances. Fined Carolina S Haruki Nakamura and Green Bay TE Ryan Taylor $21,000; Tennessee S Michael Griffin $20,000; Oakland CB Tyvon Branch, Carolina DE Greg Hardy and Arizona LB Quentin Groves $15,750; Baltimore LB Dannell Ellerbe $10,000; and Philadelphia QB Michael Vick, Indianapolis CB Cassius Vaughn and Pittsburgh S Will Allen $7,875 for their actions during last week's games. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed S Mana Silva from the practice squad. Released S Delano Howell. CINCINNATI BENGALS — Activated DT Pat Sims from the physically-unable-toperform list. Rreleased LB Roddrick Muckelroy. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Signed DB De'Andre Presley to the practice squad. MINNESOTA VIKINGS — Released DE Ernest Owusu from the practice squad. Signed DE George Johnson to the practice squad. HOCKEY American Hockey League AHL — Suspended Peoria RW Cody Beach two games for his actions during Thursday's game. MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Signed D Vincent LoVerde to a professional tryout agreement. ECHL ECHL — Fined Elmira LW Brad Peltz an undisclosed amount for a violation of the league's exclusive equipment policy. Suspended Idaho F Mathieu Tousignant four games and fined him an undisclosed amount for his actions during Wednesday's game. READING ROYALS — Traded F Chris Langkow to South Carolina for future considerations. Central Hockey League ARIZONA SUNDOGS — Waived G Mike Spillane. Signed F Don Maloney Jr. BLOOMINGTON BLAZE — Waived F Kyle Laughlin. FORT WORTH BRAHMAS — Waived F Stuart Jacobson. Signed F Bradley Gallant and D Nick Schneider. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League WASHINGTON STEALTH — Named Mike McQuaid vice president of communications. SOCCER Major League Soccer MLS — Suspended D.C. United M Andy Najar three games and Dallas F Blas Perez two games and fined them, along with New England M/F Fernando Cardenas, undisclosed amounts for their actions during recent games. CHIVAS USA — Fired Robin Fraser head coach, Greg Vanney assistant coach, Simon Elliott technical director and head scout and Brian Lee athletic trainer. NEW YORK RED BULLS — Announced the contract of coach Hans Backe will not be extended. Named Mike Petke interim coach. Named Andy Roxburgh sporting director. COLLEGE BYU — Suspended DB Joe Sampson and LB Zac Stout from the football team and announced they have withdrawn from school. CASTLETON STATE — Announced the retirement of men's soccer coach John Werner. CHARLOTTE — Suspended men's basketball G DeMario Mayfield two games and F Chris Braswell one game. HUNTINGDON — Fired Matt Mahanic golf coach. INDIANA — Signed Tom Crean men's basketball coach to a two-year contract extension through 2020. SOUTHERN CAL — Announced the NCAA has approved a hardship waiver petition by men's basketball C Omar Oraby.

Lakers speak to Jackson about return Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers spoke to 11-time NBA champion coach Phil Jackson on Saturday about returning for a third stint on their bench. The Lakers confirmed on their website that Jackson discussed the job with owner Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak. They'll meet again early next week. Los Angeles fired coach Mike Brown on Friday after a 1-4 start to a season of enormous expectations. Interim coach Bernie Bickerstaff led the Lakers to a blowout win over Golden State later that night, and the Lakers said Bickerstaff will coach the club in a home game against Sacramento on Sunday night. Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have voiced their interest in playing for Jackson, and the legendary coach's return to the 16-time champion franchise seems probable as long as Jackson decides he's up to another stint in the prestigious job with a team that won five titles and reached seven NBA finals in his 11 seasons on its bench. "Knowing him the way I do, I think it's really just a matter of health, if he feels physically up to doing it," Bryant said Friday night. "He's a perfectionist. We all know he's a perfectionist. If he feels like he can come in

here and give what he demands from himself, then I think he would be interested." After several chants of "We want Phil!" broke out in the Staples Center crowd on Friday night, the Lakers had the day off Saturday. Jackson walked away from the Lakers in 2011, eager to improve his health by avoiding the constant grind of NBA travel. The former Knicks forward spent nine seasons on the Chicago Bulls' bench, winning six titles with Michael Jordan before moving to the Lakers in 1999. Jackson left the Lakers in 2004 after the club lost to Detroit in the NBA finals, but he returned for a second stint after Rudy Tomjanovich and Frank Hamblen led Los Angeles to a 3448 record in his one-year absence. After a rough start to his second stint, the Lakers reached three NBA finals and won two titles after acquiring Pau Gasol. They fell short of Jackson's fourth three-peat when they lost to eventual champion Dallas in the second round of the 2011 playoffs. Jackson followed through on his promise to leave the club, which didn't acknowledge his departure with a news conference or any ceremony. "The one thing that's kind of always bothered me is that his last year, I wasn't able to give him my normal

self because I was playing on one leg," said Bryant, who had knee problems throughout the season. "That's always kind of eaten away at me, that the last year of his career, I wasn't able to give him everything I had." If Jackson isn't looking forward to travel, he could return at a good time. Los Angeles began a six-game homestand Friday night, and will host San Antonio on Tuesday night. Bryant vocally backed Brown's work over the past two seasons, including his decision to install a new offense that didn't click immediately with Howard or Steve Nash. After reacting to Brown's firing with shock, the fifth-leading scorer in NBA history said he would welcome a reunion with the coach who created a nearly impossible act to follow in both Chicago and Los Angeles. Bryant has stayed in contact with Jackson during the coach's retirement, even getting a couple of Jackson's famed book recommendations. "A lot of it is Phil's fault," Bryant said of the struggles of the coach's successors. "He teaches guys to be thinkers. He teaches us the little nuances, the details and the intricacies of the game that just a lot of people don't know. It's no fault of their own. When it comes to basketball, he's geniuslevel. It's tough for anybody

Patrick won't run Indy 500 Associated Press AVONDALE, Ariz. — The Indianapolis 500 is fading into the background for Danica Patrick, who has decided not to attempt the race next season, after all. Several people familiar with her plans told The Associated Press that Patrick has decided against trying to run at Indianapolis Motor Speedway next May because it would detract from her NASCAR efforts.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because Patrick has not officially announced her intentions. "There's nothing I can say at this time," Patrick told the AP on Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway. Patrick left IndyCar at the end of last season for a full-time move to NASCAR, and skipped the 500 this year to run in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the

same day. But in announcing her schedule last January, Patrick said she hoped a return to Indy was still in her future and her management team has been trying all year to put a deal together to get her back to the 500 in 2013. Those plans were halted, though, in the last month as Stewart-Haas Racing questioned the wisdom of Patrick trying to run both the Indy 500 and the Coca-Cola 600 on the same day.

to step in those shoes afterward from players that were raised underneath that tutelage." Mike D'Antoni and Nate McMillan also are thought to be candidates for the job if Jackson declines. Kupchak said the Lakers are likely to hire a veteran coach who isn't currently employed.

Sports Watch SUNDAY

AUTO RACING 2:00 p.m. ESPN (32) Auto Racing NASCAR Kobalt Tools 500 Sprint Cup Series (Live) Phoenix International Raceway — Phoenix, Ariz. BASKETBALL 3:00 p.m. FSN (34) NCAA Syracuse vs. San Diego State Battle on the Midway (Live) FOOTBALL 12:00 p.m. (5) KCTV (4) (13) WIBW (13) NFL Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers (Live) Site: Bank of America Stadium — Charlotte, N.C. (15) KTMJ (6) NFL New York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals (Live) Site: Paul Brown Stadium — Cincinnati, Ohio 3:15 p.m. (15) KTMJ (6) NFL Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Live) Site: Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia, Pa. 7:20 p.m. (27) KSNT (7) NFL Houston Texans vs. Chicago Bears (Live) Site: Soldier Field — Chicago, Ill. MOTORCYCLE RACING 7:00 a.m. SPEED (60) Motorcycle Racing FIM MotoGP (Live) — Valencia, Spain SOCCER 12:00 p.m. UNI (15) Fútbol MFL Atlante vs. Pumas de la UNAM (Live) 1:00 p.m. FSN (34) Soccer NCAA MVC Tournament Championship (Live) 8:00 p.m. ESPN (32) Soccer MLS Playoffs (Live) TENNIS 8:00 a.m. ESPN2 (33) Tennis ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Semifinal 1 (Live) — London, England 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 (33) Tennis ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Semifinal 2 (Live) — London, England


BASKETBALL 11:00 p.m. ESPN (32) NCAA West Virginia vs. Gonzaga NIT Season TipOff (Live) 1:00 a.m. ESPN (32) NCAA Davidson vs. New Mexico NIT Season Tip-Off (Live) 3:00 a.m. ESPN (32) NCAA Houston Baptist University vs. Hawaii NIT Season Tip-Off (Live) 5:00 a.m. ESPN (32) NCAA Stony Brook vs. Rider NIT Season Tip-Off (Live) FOOTBALL 7:30 p.m. (9) KMBC (14) ESPN (32) NFL Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (Live) Site: Heinz Field — Pittsburgh, Pa. TENNIS 2:00 p.m. ESPN2 (33) Tennis ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Championship (Live) — London, England





K-State volleyball Chambers' double-double paces Cats beats TCU Kelly McHugh

NO. 1, FROM PAGE B1 throughout the game. We handled those details well when it mattered.” K-State (20-5, 8-5 Big 12) opened the third set flat and were in an 11-7 hole midway through. The Wildcats regained the lead 15-13 after a block from junior Courtney Traxson, but back-toback plays from TCU's Stephanie Holland — a kill and a block of her own — tied the set. Both teams continued to exchange points to a 2020 tie, but then the Horned Frogs (14-11, 3-9) began to pull away. Consecutive attack errors by K-State put TCU at setpoint with a 24-22 lead, and it looked as if the Horned Frogs had all the momentum it needed to force the match into a fourth set. But, a kill by Wildcat senior co-captain Alex Muff momentarily held off TCU and brought the serve back to K-State. With junior outside hitter Lilla Porubek at the serve, Muff again posted a KSU kill and tied the set 24-24. The momentum continued for K-State after a TCU timeout. Porubek stepped up in a big way with a service ace that put the Wildcats in the lead 25-24 and an attack error by the Horned Frogs sealed the set and the match. “I just went back and didn't think about the score,” Porubek said about her service ace. “I knew it was 24-24, but I didn't think about it. I just went with my safety serve. I knew it was an important serve, but I didn't want to over-think

it.” Fritz didn't think the serve was as “safe” as Porubek believed, and was happy it wasn't. “That was huge,” Fritz said. “That's not generally how you expect that to go, that you have to serve an ace to get yourself back in it, but it was certainly a critical point. That serve had some stuff on it. For her to go back and have the confidence to take that sort of risk says a lot.” Junior middle blocker Kaitlynn Pelger led the Wildcats with a matchhigh 15 kills and Muff followed with nine. Porubek and Traxson each had seven, while senior Kathleen Ludwig and junior Dakota Kaufman rounded out the rest of the scoring with six and two kills, respectively. Senior setter Caitlyn Donahue posted a match-high 40 assists. TCU was led by junior middle blocker Yvonne Igodan with 13 kills. Sophomore Stephanie Holland was second with 7 kills, but left the match in the third set with a leg injury. Defensively K-State's Tristan McCarty led the way with 12 digs, and four of the Wildcats' service aces came from both Ludwig and senior libero Kuulei Kabalis. K-State hit .321 as a team in the match, with Pelger and Muff hitting .500 and .429, respectively. K-State has just three more matches left in the regular season, with trips coming up at Iowa State and Texas Tech before ending it back in Ahearn against Oklahoma November 24.

Niedermayerova falls at USTA/ITA Championships FLUSHING, N.Y. – Kansas State women’s tennis student-athlete Petra Niedermayerova continued her run into the consolation semifinals before bowing out at the 2012 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships in Flushing, N.Y., at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on Saturday. A pair of Wildcats their action at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational in Tempe, Ariz. Niedermayerova, ranked No. 14 in the ITA national singles rankings, advanced to the semifinals of the consolation draw with a hard fought, threeset win over No. 37 Maho Kowase of Georgia. This was Niedermayerova’s first 3-set match since winning a three-set match at the 2012 NCAA Division I Women’s Singles Championships on May 24 against Baylor’s Diana Nakic. Saturday’s win over Kowase for Niedermayerova avenges a 6-3, 6-3 loss Niedermayerova suffered to Kowase in the 2011 Hoosier Classic. Returning to the court for the consolation semifinals, Niedermayerova had her run at the 2012 USTA/ITA National

Indoor Intercollegiate Championships ended by Texas A&M’s Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar with a 6-3, 7-6 loss. Combined with her 1-2 mark from last year’s event, Niedermayerova owns a 3-4 career record in her two appearances at the USTA/ITANational Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. Niedermayerova, a 2012 ITA All-American and a two-time All-Big 12 selection, ends her fall season with a 13-3 record. The junior from Brno, Czech Republic, owns a career singles record of 61-26 (.701), including a 17-15 mark against opponents ranked in the national ITA singles rankings. Niedermayerova’s career winning percentage of .701 ranks second in school history. At the ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Ivana Kubickova and Carli Wischhoff continued action at the Whiteman Tennis Center. Kubickova brought her record to 10-4 this fall with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Leighann Sahagun of Arizona State. Kubickova and Wischhoff will conclude their fall seasons at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational on Sunday.

Maxwell named Rider of the Month Kansas State equestrian rider Rachel Webster was named the Big 12 Rider of the Month for her strong performances in Equitation Over Fences for the month of October. The junior captain, along with riders from TCU and Baylor picked up this season’s first honors. Head coach Casie Maxwell was pleased to hear that Webster had received the honor. “I am so proud of Rachel for earning Rider of the

Month honors,” Maxwell said. “She truly puts 100 percent into this team and bettering herself as a rider and her hard work has paid off.” A junior from Mechanicsville, Va., Webster holds an overall record of 12-2, while going 7-0 in Equitation Over Fences this year. Webster went 4-0 in the month of October with victories over Baylor, New Mexico State, West Texas A&M and South Dakota State.

Kansas State was leading by only three points and Brittany Chambers could only lay claim to six points at halftime of the Wildcats' regular season opener on Friday night. That all changed in the second half. The Wildcats' lone senior starter put her team on her back and scored 16 of her game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead K-State to a 62-54 win over Idaho State at Bramlage Coliseum. Chambers finished 5-of8 from behind the arc — including 3-of-4 in the second half. She grabbed eight rebounds alone and missed only one shot from the field in the second half. "In the first two exhibition games, I didn't hit as much as I wanted," said Chambers, who played 39 minutes. "But that comes with getting the feel of the game, getting back into it, understanding where shots are going to come from." It was Chambers' eighth double-double of her career and the 20th time the Jordan, Minn., native scored at least 20 points. Chambers was a little quiet in the first half and so were the Wildcats, at least during a crucial six-minute drought that allowed the visiting Bengals to keep the game close. Good thing it was the second half that defined this game. Much like their exhibition against Washburn last Monday when the Wildcats opened the second half on a 19-2 run, K-State showed up ready for another quick start in the second half. The Wildcats, who shot 41 percent from the field, opened the second half with 10 straight points and held Idaho State scoreless for the first four minutes of the half. "I do like the adjustments that this team is making after the first 20 minutes," K-State coach Deb Patterson said. "We're coming back onto the floor willing to change areas where we might have seen deficiencies, and we're giving great attention to that and great energy to it. "That's been impressive to me the last two games." Ashleigh Vella had a team-high 12 points and eight rebounds for the Bengals, who were 24-8 a year ago and shot 34 percent from the field on Friday. K-State got big games from sophomores Haley Texada and Ashia Woods. Texada, who played for the first time after serving a two-game restriction for an

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Kansas State’s Kendra Spresser traps an Idaho State player in the first half of the Wildcats 62-54 win on Friday at Bramlage Coliseum. matchup for our basketball team that is just beginning to find its step and understand who we are and how we want to play. I'm very proud of our ability to get that win." Today's test may look more like an exhibition game, however, as the Wildcats play host to an Arkansas-Pine Bluff squad that was 1-24 a year ago. With its young roster, though, K-State has to try and take advantage of every minute on the court right now — no matter the opponent. "It gave us an opportunity to really learn, because we do have such a young team out there," Chambers said about their win over Idaho State. "Every game that we get more and more experience is going to help us."

Kansas State’s Brittany Chambers passes the ball out of a group of Idaho State defenders. Chambers led the Wildcats with 22 points and 10 rebounds. NCAA violation, scored a career-high 11 points off the bench, including a pair of 3-pointers. Senior Mariah White is still serving a suspension during a portion of the nonconference slate. At one point in the first half, Texada scored six straight points in a twominute span. "It was a very, very strong first game for Haley," Patterson said. "I think she's just another element that's going to give us a chance to continue to be aggressive on the dribble. I think she'll find her way to the rim a great deal this season, and she can shoot the 3s." Woods was just two

points shy of a double-double — collecting a gamehigh 13 rebounds and finishing with eight points, to go along with her five steals. "In practice, we've been doing a great deal of defense," Woods said. "Coach P holds us more accountable in practice, so I think it just carried over to the game." Patterson will gladly take this win for her Wildcats, who host ArkansasPine Bluff today at 2 p.m. "That's a team that competed in the NCAA tournament a year ago and were champions of the Big Sky Conference," Patterson said. "It was a great

IDAHO STATE (54) Name Min FG FT R A P Vella 37 4-9 3-5 8 1 12 Floyd 6 1-1 0-0 1 0 2 Oakes 32 2-8 2-2 1 0 7 Jenkins 33 1-3 3-6 4 7 5 Reed 32 4-15 0-0 6 0 9 Brady 11 2-4 2-2 0 0 7 Jeppesen 18 1-3 3-4 5 2 5 Schrimpsher3 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 Horton 18 2-7 1-2 5 0 5 Maracigan 10 1-1 0-0 3 1 2 Totals 200 18-52 14-21 36 12 54 KANSAS STATE (62) Name Min FG FT R A P Caron 23 4-6 0-0 3 1 9 Chambers 39 8-13 1-2 10 3 22 Spresser 24 2-4 0-0 2 0 5 Craig 37 3-14 0-0 3 1 7 Woods 32 2-7 4-6 13 2 8 Texada 22 4-7 1-1 2 3 11 Knoll 11 0-4 0-0 1 1 0 Ellis 8 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 Malone 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Totals 200 23-56 6-9 35 12 62 IDAHO STATE (0-1, 0-0) 26 28 — 54 KANSAS STATE (1-0, 0-0) 29 33 — 62 3-point goals — Idaho State 4-18 (Vella 1-1, Oakes 1-4, Jenkins 0-2, Reed 1-8, Brady 1-3). K-State 10-27 (Caron 1-2, Chambers 5-8, Spresser 1-2, Craig 1-7, Woods 0-2, Texada 2-4, Knoll 0-1, Ellis 01). Turnovers — Idaho State 19 (Oakes 5, Vella 4, Reed 4, Hoton 2, Maracigan 2, Jenkins, Jeppesen), K-State 19 (Chambers 4, Woods 4, Texada 3, Ellis 3, Caron, Spresser, Craig, Knoll). Fouls — Idaho State 14 (Jeppesen 4, Jenkins 3, Vella 2, Oakes 2, Horton 2, Floyd), K-State 19 (Craig 3, Woods 3, Texada 3, Ellis 3, Knoll 2, Caron 2, Chambers, Spresser, Malone). Officials — Jones, Dickerson, Marshall. Attendance — 3,096.

Galvan earns top ten finish at regionals MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State sophomore Laura Galvan is headed to the NCAA Championships next week as she received an at-large bid from the selection committee on Saturday following her impressive performance at the Midwest Regional on Friday. Galvan finished in seventh place with a time of 20:45.72 on Friday and will represent K-State at the E.P. Tom Sawyer Park in Louisville, Ky., in the women’s 6K race on Nov. 17 at the NCAA Championship. Galvan had two ways to qualify. She could have either qualified automatically as an individual by finishing in the top four over-

all while not being on a team that advanced to the championship meet or earn an at-large bid. Galvan won an at-large bid by being the fifth-place individual in the Midwest Regional and winning the tiebreaker against a runner in the Mountain Region. There were 31 teams that qualified and 38 individuals. Out of the 38 individuals, Galvan was the last to qualify. This will be the fourth time in the last five seasons the Wildcats will be represented in the NCAA Championships individually and the fifth straight season the Wildcats will be represented overall. Last season, junior Mar-

tina Tresch raced to a 47thplace finish at the NCAA Championships. In 2010, the Wildcats as a team placed 25th. Beverly Ramos reached back-to-back NCAA Championships in 2008 and 2009 as a junior and senior respectively. She finished 55th in 2008 and earned a spot on the USTFCCCA Cross Country All-American team in 2009 by placing 33rd. Coach Michael Smith said he is proud of the way Galvan has run all season and feels she deserved this opportunity. “She earned her opportunity to go to the NCAA Championships by how she raced all year,” Smith said. “I believe that set her up.

Yesterday was the best she had run to date, and she created good momentum entering the NCAA Championships. She has a great opportunity to see how she compares to the nation’s best runners.” Galvan has already raced once at the E.P. Tom Sawyer Park during the Pre-National Invitational earlier this season. That experience will go a long way toward her preparations for the NCAA Championships. “We went to the PreNational meet for a reason, and that was to compete against the nation’s top competition, hoped we would be back, and now we will be,” Smith said.



TWO-MINUTE DRILL No. 1? The Wildcats — ranked No. 2 in the BCS — are expected to take over the No. 1 spot in the BCS tonight when the standings are unveiled on ESPN at 7:30. Previous No. 1 Alabama lost at home to Texas A&M 29-24 on Saturday. K-State has never been ranked No. 1 in the BCS, but the Wildcats were ranked No.1 in the coaches poll during the 1998 season from Nov. 8 to Nov. 29. It was the first-ever No. 1 ranking in K-State history before ultimately falling in the Big 12 title game to, of course, the Aggies, who helped the Wildcats out this time. The Wildcats entered this weekend ranked No. 3 in the Associated Press and coaches poll, behind Alabama and Oregon. Perfect 10s Kansas State won its 10th game of the season Saturday, giving the Wildcats back-to-back 10-win seasons and marking the ninth 10-win season in the program's history. The Wildcats improved to 10-0 for the first time since the 1998 season when K-State finished the regular season 11-0. Rare turnover K-State suffered its first offensive turnover since Sept. 15 when quarterback Collin Klein threw an interception to Devonte Fields on the Wildcats' fourth play of the game Saturday. The Wildcats had gone 417 consecutive plays without an offensive turnover. The only turnover during that stretch was a muffed punt by Tramaine Thompson at Iowa State. It was Klein's third interception this season. Eye on the Heisman K-State's Heisman hopeful Collin Klein completed 12-of-21 passes for 145 yards and an interception, showing no ill effect from his injury last week against Oklahoma State. Klein also rushed 15 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns — losing 27 yards on three sacks. The Wildcats' senior and K-State's alltime rushing touchdown leader also took over sole possession of second place in Big 12 history with 52 career rushing TDs, passing Texas Tech's Taurean Henderson and Oklahoma's DeMarco Murray. On the season, Klein has completed 145-of-208 passes for 2,020 yards and 12 TDS. He's rushed for 748 yards and 19 scores. Injuries Tyler Lockett and Ty Zimmerman both had to leave the game early Saturday. Zimmerman was shaken up in third quarter after making a tackle. It appeared Zimmerman's left ankle was bothering him. Lockett then went down late in the fourth quarter with what also appeared to be a left ankle twist. Lockett had two receptions for 28 yards, while Zimmerman collected four stops and had a big interception at the end of the first half. Snyder declined comment on their status.



Cats defense carries the day in win NO. 1, FROM PAGE B1 dazzling 34-yard touchdown in the third. "He played reasonably well," K-State coach Bill Snyder said. "He made the plays he had to make in the ballgame, but we were probably a little conservative with him. We could have given him more chances than what we did, but he played reasonably well. He managed the ballgame, as he always does. "TCU is a very fine defensive football team, and consequently, we weren't able to do some of the things we wanted to do." K-State got on the board first with Klein's first TD with 8:14 left in the first, set up by a 62yard completion to Chris Harper down the middle of the field. Klein, who is now second in Big 12 history with 52 rushing TDs, also picked up a key third down on the drive when he rushed 13 yards to get the Cats to the TCU 7. The Wildcats, who had a shutout until the fourth quarter, made it 10-0 on a 41-yard field goal from Anthony Cantele, who finished with three field goals on the night. Despite its lead, K-State was probably pretty fortunate to add to its lead before halftime. Four of the Wildcats' last six offensive plays went for negative yardage — a 2-yard sack of Klein, followed a 12-yard sack, a 2-yard loss by John Hubert and then 4-yard stuff of Hubert. K-State was forced to punt away after the long sack, but TCU's Deante Gray muffed the return and K-State recovered the ball at the Horned Frogs' 5 with 2:33 to play before half. Yet after four plays — two backwards carries by Hubert — the Wildcats again had to settle for a 20-yard field goal. "It was a struggle," said receiver Tramaine Thompson said, who had four receptions for 35 yards. "They came out strong up front and schemed us well... It felt like we weren't clicking and doing what we normally do. We couldn't get rolling for a good portion of the whole night." Klein pushed K-State in front 20-0 when he made his best run of the night, rolling to his left and then cutting back to the middle, only to bounce it out to the sideline for a 34-yard touchdown at the pylon. Klein's long run came on the heels of what was maybe his best pass of the night too — a 15yard strike to Tyler Lockett near the sideline on third-and14. Things got a little crazy on the ensuing possession, when TCU started on its own 25 and TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin completed a 17-yard pass. After a 5-yard rush, Boykin was sacked for an 18yard loss. That was followed by

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Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein scores a touchdown against TCU during the third quarter on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder and TCU head coach Gary Patterson greet each other at the center of the field after their game on Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. another sack of Boykin — this time for 9 yards — and he fumbled the ball with TCU keeping possession at its own 10. It only got worse, though, as the punt sailed wide right and went just 8 yards — setting K-State up at the TCU 18. But as was the case all night, the Wildcats weren't able to turn prosperity into a touchdown and had to settle for another field goal from Cantele -a 27-yarder with 4:24 left in the third quarter to make it 230. "I knew that TCU's defense was very good," Cantele said. "Any time that's the case, I feel a little bit more pressure to make field goals. I have to be

prepared for that every game." Though struggling, the Wildcats still did enough against a Horned Frogs team that found even more ways to struggle on offense than K-State. For more than three quarters Saturday, TCU did virtually nothing, totaling just 136 yards before scoring 10 points in the final frame. Boykin was 17-of-30 passing for 164 yards and a touchdown, but was sacked five times, finishing with minus-13 yards rushing on 12 carries. As a team, K-State held TCU (6-4, 3-4) to just 96 yards on the ground and an average of just 2.9 yards per carry. Defensively, Meshak

Williams led the charge. The senior defensive end had seven stops, three for a loss, and two sacks. Javonta Boyd, Alauna Finau, Jarell Childs and Adam Davis also added sacks in the stout defensive effort. "We played a good football team, especially on defense," TCU head coach Gary Patterson said. "We wanted to run the football and move the ball downfield, but they were too good up front with our group and we didn't handle them very well in passing situations." TCU finally got on the board with 6:59 to play in the game when Jaden Oberkrom converted on a 35-yard field goal, capping a 13-play, 59-yard possession that chewed more than six minutes off the clock. The Horned Frogs, who have lost three games at home this season, then made it 23-10 with 27 seconds left on a 19-yard touchdown pass from Boykin to Brandon Carter. "We come out here with the same plan each and every week, and just have to execute," K-State safety Jarard Milo said. "Today, we had a great presence from our defensive line, and the secondary was able to contain the pass and run. "But we still have a lot of work to do." K-State won't have much time, as usual, because the Wildcats will head back to Texas this Saturday to play the Baylor Bears in a 7 p.m. kickoff on ESPN, perhaps as the No. 1 team in the country.

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K-STATE 23, TCU 10 Kansas St. TCU

10 3 10 0—23 0 0 0 10—10 First Quarter KSU — C.Klein 7 run (A.Cantele kick), 8:14. KSU — FG A.Cantele 41, 2:59. Second Quarter KSU — FG A.Cantele 20, :28. Third Quarter KSU — C.Klein 34 run (A.Cantele kick), 8:21. KSU — FG A.Cantele 27, 4:24. Fourth Quarter TCU — FG Oberkrom 35, 6:59. TCU — B.Carter 19 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick), :47. A — 47,292.

First downs Rushes-yards Passing 145 Comp-Att-Int Return Yards Punts-Avg. Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Time of Poss

KSU 12 34-115 178 12-21-1 90 5-45.8 1-1 1-5 29:44

TCU 15 33-96 18-33-1 (-5) 7-36.9 2-1 4-25 30:16

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — Kansas St., C.Klein 15-50, Pease 6-26, Hubert 11-23, Lockett 1-17, Team 1-(minus 1). TCU, Tucker 10-64, Catalon 8-44, M.Brown 3-1, Boykin 12(minus 13). PASSING — Kansas St., C.Klein 12-21-1145. TCU, Boykin 17-30-1-164, M.Brown 1-3-0-14. RECEIVING — Kansas St., Thompson 435, Lockett 2-28, Hubert 2-10, Harper 162, Cu.Sexton 1-8, B.Wilson 1-3, Pease 1(minus 1). TCU, Boyce 6-69, S.Dawson 236, B.Carter 2-24, Fuller 2-15, Gilbert 2-11, Catalon 2-6, L.Brown 1-9, C.White 1-8.

Texas Tech survives Kansas on 2OTs Associated Press LUBBOCK, Texas — No. 25 Texas Tech has practiced the play that gave the Red Raiders a 41-34 double overtime win over Kansas on Saturday — not always with the best results. Eric Stephens took the snap out of the wildcat formation, rolled to his right and threw a 3yard jump pass to Darrin Moore for the winning touchdown. "It's been hit or miss in practice, but I just had a really good feeling about it," quarterback Seth Doege said. "I think Eric's one of those guys when you call his number, he's going to get the job done." Kansas quarterback Michael Cummings couldn't connect with Tre' Parmalee in the end zone on fourth-and-9 for Kansas to end the Jayhawks' chances. The two teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime. Cummings found James Sims for a 5-yard score to put Kansas up 34-27. Stephens tied it at 34 on a 1-yard run. The Jayhawks (1-9, 0-7 Big 12) came from behind in the fourth quarter and sent the game into overtime on a 32-yard field goal by Nick Prolago with under a minute remaining in regulation. Those points were set up by a 44-yard run by Cummings on fourth-and-3 from the Jayhawks 36 that took the ball down to the Texas Tech 20. "Michael runs down there and keeps the ball and almost takes it to the house," Kansas coach Charlie Weis said. "With my luck, he would have taken it to the house too quickly

THE BIG 12 K-State XX, TCU XX Texas Tech 41, Kansas 34 Oklahoma 42, Baylor 34 Oklahoma State 55, West Virginia 34 Texas 33, Iowa State 7 because, as it was, they came down the field and had a chance to win right there."

OKLAHOMA 42, BAYLOR 34 NORMAN, Okla. — Bob Stoops passed Bud Wilkinson on Oklahoma's career victory list with a defensive game plan that went against his conventional wisdom. The defensive-minded head coach who has always focused on stopping the run first got win No. 146 with an emphasis on grounding the nation's top passing attack. "I love it," Stoops said after his 14th-ranked Sooners beat Baylor 42-34 on Saturday. "I absolutely love it." Landry Jones threw for 277 yards and two touchdowns, Damien Williams ran for 99 yards and two scores and Oklahoma limited Baylor to a season-low 172 yards passing in the victory. Stoops moved into sole possession of second place on the school's wins list by pass-

ing Wilkinson, who was 145-29-4 and won three national championships with the Sooners. "What he did here is absolutely amazing. The (NCAA record 47-game) win streak is really just incredible. I don't believe it'll ever be touched again, and the national championships, the sustained success for so long," Stoops said. "I don't look at numbers, to be honest with you. It's just not me. I'm a long way from sitting in a rocking chair and reflecting on it." At 146-36, Stoops trails only Barry Switzer's 157-29-4 record that's the best in Oklahoma history. Switzer also won three national titles. Stoops has won one and is just trying to keep the Sooners in contention for a BCS at-large bid or longshot Big 12 title this season.

OKLAHOMA STATE 55, WEST VIRGINIA 34 STILLWATER, Okla. — Clint Chelf threw for 292 yards and four touchdowns in his first career start, and Josh Stewart had a career-high 172 receiving yards and scored three TDs as Oklahoma State handed West Virginia its fourth straight loss, 55-34 Saturday. Chelf, a fourth-year junior, became the third starter at quarterback for the Cowboys (6-3, 4-2 Big 12) this season. Wes Lunt sat out after suffering an apparent concussion last week against Kansas State, and his backup, J.W. Walsh, is out with a season-ending knee injury. Geno Smith was 36 of 54 for 364 yards and two touchdowns

for the Mountaineers (5-4, 2-4), who gave up 55 points for the second time in three weeks. Stedman Bailey caught 14 of Smith's passes for 225 yards and a score. Stewart had 13 catches, including touchdowns of 21 and 20 yards. He also scored on a 46-yard run.

TEXAS 33, IOWA STATE 7 AUSTIN, Texas — The wishbone formation on Texas' first play honored the memory of former coach Darrell Royal. The sound whipping of an overmatched opponent looked like a result straight out of Royal's days on the sideline as well. David Ash passed for 364 yards and two touchdowns and No. 19 Texas rolled over Iowa State 33-7 on an emotional day when the university paid tribute to the coach who won two national championships, a share of a third and 11 Southwest Conference titles from 1957 to 1976. Royal died Wednesday at age 88. "Bless his heart. We miss him," said Texas coach Mack Brown, who was very close to Royal and said he "sat on the floor and cried" when he learned Royal had passed. Brown had announced Wednesday his team would honor Royal by lining up in the wishbone for the first play. That Texas uncorked a pitchback reverse pass for 47 yards caught everyone by surprise and conjured memories of the "Right 53 Veer Pass" that Royal used to beat Arkansas in 1969 in the "Game of the Century."





Texas A&M stuns No. 1 Alabama NO. 1, FROM PAGE B1 and motored the ball downfield before Deshazor Everett stepped in front of his fourth-down pass at the goal line with 1:36 left. Manziel passed for 253 yards and rushed for 92 and led the Aggies to a 200 first quarter lead. "No moment is too big for him," coach Kevin Sumlin said of his remarkable redshirt freshman. The Aggies had been 1-10 against top-ranked teams with the only previous win coming 30-26 over Oklahoma in 2002, but Manziel and Sumlin have entered the SEC with speed and swagger — and fit right in. Alabama managed a second-shot national title after losing to LSU just over a year ago in the regular season but seems a longshot to do it again. Alabama would have secured a spot in

the SEC championship game with a victory and only Western Carolina and Auburn remaining. "Two of the three national championship teams that I coached lost a game," Tide coach Nick Saban said, counting one at LSU. "This team still has an opportunity to win the West and go to the SEC championship game and win a championship. There's still a lot for this team to play for." Now, the Tide will have to beat the Tigers to clinch the West and get into the SEC title game. As for the national title, Alabama will have to hope for another shakeup in the form of losses by Kansas State, Oregon and Notre Dame. If the Tide wins out, and two of those teams go down, a third national championship in four seasons is still in play — along with a seventh straight for the SEC. For now though, the SEC is on the

outside looking in at the BCS title race. Alabama kept coming back, but never caught up with Manziel and Texas A&M. The nation's top scoring defense, forced a punt with less than a minute left, but A&M never had to kick it away. The Tide was penalized for offisides, giving Texas A&M a first down and a chance to kneel out the clock. McCarron breathed life into Alabama with a 54-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline to freshman Amari Cooper to make it 29-24 with 4:29 left. McCarron had rescued the Tide's national title hopes with a 28-yard screen pass in the final minute for a 2117 win over No. 9 LSU. The Aggies, nearly two-touchdown underdogs, didn't let him do it again. Everett made the play on a pass toward the front corner of the end zone.

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Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor runs past Oregon State cornerback Rashaad Reynolds to score on a 40-yard touchdown receptionon Saturday in Stanford, Calif.

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Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Jelani Jenkins returned a blocked punt 36 yards for a touchdown with 2 seconds remaining and Florida rallied in the closing minutes to avoid a huge upset with a 27-20 win. Florida (9-1) did little on offense most of the day and looked to be in serious trouble when quarterback J e f f Driskel left the game with an ankle injury. The Rajin' Cajuns (5-4) led 20-13 after Alonzo Harris' 2-yard run and a blocked punt for a touchdown. But Jacoby Brissett rallied the Gators. Brissett found Jordan Reed down the middle for a 39-yard gain and then hit Quinton Dunbar for 3-yard score with 1:42 remaining. ULL was content to play for overtime. But Loucheiz Purifoy came off the edge and got his right hand on the punt. Jenkins picked up the deflection and went untouched the other way.

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No. 10 CLEMSON 45, MARYLAND 10 CLEMSON, S.C. — Tajh Boyd threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns as Clemson won its sixth straight and record 12th in a row at Death Valley. Clemson (9-1, 6-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) had little trouble with the banged-up Terps (4-6, 2-4), who again started linebacker Shawn Petty at quarterback because of season-ending injuries to their four scholarship passers. The Tigers ended things early as Boyd passed for a 13-yard touchdown to Adam Humphries and a 28yard score to DeAndre Hopkins. In between, Clemson defensive end Corey Crawford brought a Petty fumble 16 yards for a touchdown as part of his team's 21-point first quarter. Clemson star receiver Sammy Watkins left the game in the second quarter with a lower leg injury.

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Florida tight end Jordan Reed is hit by Louisiana-Lafayette safety T.J. Worthy after catching a pass on Saturday in Gainesville, Fla. Florida defeated Louisiana-Lafayette 27-20.

SYRACUSE 45, No. 11 LOUISVILLE 26 SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Ryan Nassib threw for 246 yards and three touchdowns, Jerome Smith ran for 144 yards and Syracuse handed Louisville its first loss of the season. Playing in the last home game of his SU career, Nassib directed an offense that gained 524 total yards. Nassib went 15 of 23 and passed Donovan McNabb for second on the school's career yards passing list. The Orange (5-5, 4-2 Big East) blew the game open with three touchdowns in the second quarter and Louisville (9-1, 4-1) allowed more points than it had in any game this season. Teddy Bridgewater completed 36 of 49 passes for 426 and three touchdowns for Louisville.

No. 12 S. CARO. 38, ARKANSAS 20 COLUMBIA, S.C. — Connor Shaw threw for two touchdowns and ran for another score for South Carolina. Shaw was 15 of 23 for 279 yards for the Gamecocks (82, 6-2 Southeastern Confer-

ence), who finished with six league wins for only the second time in 20 years in the SEC. Arkansas (4-6, 2-4) will now have to beat both Mississippi State and LSU to make a bowl game after starting the season No. 10 in the country. It was only the second win over the Razorbacks in the last seven games for the Gamecocks and it broke a three-game losing streak during which the Hogs embarrassed South Carolina by double-digits. Cobi Hamilton caught four passes for 72 yards, giving him Arkansas' season yards receiving yards record at 1,149 yards. Tyler Wilson was 26 of 41 for 277 yards.

No. 21 USC 38, ARIZONA STATE 17 LOS ANGELES — Marqise Lee caught 10 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown, Curtis McNeal rushed for 163 yards and two more scores, and Southern California bounced back from consecutive losses against skidding Arizona State. Matt Barkley threw for 222 yards and three TDs while becoming the lead-

ing passer in conference history for the Trojans (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12), who overcame a slow start and five turnovers to snap their two-game skid. USC hasn't lost three straight since 2001, former coach Pete Carroll's first season. Taylor Kelly passed for 174 yards and Alden Darby returned an interception 70 yards for a touchdown for the Sun Devils (5-5, 3-4), who lost their fourth straight.

No. 24 RUTGERS 28, ARMY 7 PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Brandon Coleman caught his second touchdown of the game on a 31-yard pass from Gary Nova with 8:49 to play and Rutgers survived a valiant effort by mistakeprone Army. In bouncing back from its first loss and a two-week layoff that featured Hurricane Sandy and a Nor'easter that dumped a foot of snow in New Jersey, the Scarlet Knights (8-1) scored three times in the final nine minutes. They also got a 2-yard touchdown run from Savon Huggins and a 73-yard fumble return by Duron Harmon in the final minute.

Nebraska rallies to beat Penn State Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner for Nebraska's first lead, and the No. 18 Cornhuskers overcame a double-digit, second-half deficit for the fourth time this season in a 32-23 victory over Penn State on Saturday. Ameer Abdullah ran for 116 yards on a career-high 31 carries, and Martinez finished with 104 yards as the Huskers pounded away on the ground on a windy afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten), down 14 points at half, got TD runs of 1 and 2 yards from Imani Cross to tie it at 20. Martinez threw 56 yards to Kyler Reed on a third-and-5 and, three plays later, found Turner on a short slant in the end zone for a 27-23 lead with 10:57 left. Penn State (6-4, 4-2) looked ready to regain the lead, but tight end Matt

Lehman fumbled into the end zone and Nebraska recovered. The fumble call was confirmed on video review. A Nebraska safety and field goal put the game out of reach. The Huskers remain in control of the league's Legends Division. They finish the regular season with a home game against Minnesota and a visit to Iowa. Already this season, the Huskers made up double-digit deficits in the second half to beat Wi s c o n s i n , N o r t h w e s t e r n a n d Michigan State. Zach Zwinak led the Lions with 141 yards on 21 carries. Quarterback Matt McGloin was 18 of 37 passing for 240 yards, with one interception. Allen Robinson caught six passes for 97 yards for Penn State. Martinez, just 6 of 14 for 56 yards in the first half, completed all six of his second-half passes and finished with 171 yards through the air. Nebraska opened the second half with an impressive eight-play,

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75-yard drive. Martinez provided the big plays, hitting Kenny Bell with a 22-yard pass that was tipped and picking up 21 on a quarterback draw before Cross scored from the 1. Nebraska got the ball right back after Baker Steinkuhler sacked McGloin and safety Daimion Stafford jumped a route for an interception he ran back 22 yards to the Penn State 4. Cross carried twice, going into the end zone untouched from 2 yards to tie it. Penn State answered with a 35yard field goal to go up 23-20 after Kyle Carter couldn't hang on to what would have a touchdown pass on the previous play. The Lions were in position to go ahead after moving from their 25 to the Nebraska 3. But Lehman, after catching a pass, got hit by David Santos and dropped the ball in the end zone. Stafford recovered for a touchback to end the threat with 7:39 left.

STANFORD, Calif. — Stanford coach David Shaw fought back tears. Running back Stepfan Taylor's voice trembled. Linebacker Alex Debniak's eye black smeared all over his face. In the home locker room at Stanford Stadium late Saturday afternoon, these were not the looks of the losers. Instead, they were the emotions from surviving Senior Day and the possibility of an intriguing opportunity ahead: a chance to host one more game this season. And they can thank a redshirt freshman and a fortunate fumble for the chance. Kevin Hogan threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns in his first collegiate start, and No. 16 Stanford overcame four turnovers to rally past No. 13 Oregon State 27-23 on Saturday and stay in control of its Pac-12 title hopes. "They came back and made some plays to help us win the game," Shaw said. "Almost Shakespearean, to a certain degree." Oregon State quarterback Cody Vaz fumbled late in the fourth quarter to give the Cardinal (8-2, 6-1) the ball at the Beavers 29. The only Oregon State (7-2, 5-2) turnover turned out to be the difference. Hogan audibled out of a run and called the play "Special," which Stanford also ran to convert a fourthand-9 in an overtime win against Arizona earlier this season, and hit tight

end Zach Ertz for a 13-yard touchdown to make it 27-23 with :07 left and Stanford stopped the Beavers twice more. Now the Cardinal will head to second-ranked Oregon next in what could be a North Division final — if Stanford also beats UCLA in its season finale — for a spot in the conference championship game. Oregon has beaten Stanford the last two seasons. "We've got to realize what's at stake," said Taylor, who ran for 114 yards and a touchdown, eclipsing 1,000 yards rushing for the third straight season. "I think everybody on this team knows that and everybody is coming together for that one goal that we all want." Oregon State won the turnover margin 4-1 but only converted three points out of them — and the one mistake cost the Beavers badly. Vaz fumbled while shifting the ball during a scramble and Josh Mauro recovered. After Ertz caught the go-ahead touchdown, Oregon State got the ball back and Debniak sacked Vaz on third down. The quarterback left with an ankle injury, and Sean Mannion — the former starter — threw incomplete on fourth-and-16 from the Oregon State 37 with 1:52 left. Hogan, who took over the starting role from inconsistent Josh Nunes, completed 22 of 29 passes with two interceptions. He also ran for 49 yards on 11 carries.

Notre Dame tops Boston College, 21-6 Associated Press BOSTON — Everett Golson ran for a touchdown and threw for two more on Saturday night to help No. 4 Notre Dame beat Boston College 21-6 and keep its national championship hopes intact. Taking the field one hour after top-ranked Alabama lost to No. 15 Texas A&M, the Fighting Irish (10-0) remained unbeaten and in the hunt for a spot in the BCS title game. And a week after needing triple overtime — and a lot of luck — to get past unheralded Pittsburgh, Notre Dame eased past a longtime rival that had twice before spoiled its hopes of a No. 1 finish. Golson completed 16 of 24 passes for 200 yards, connecting with Troy Niklas for a 7-yard touchdown at the end of the first half and with John Goodman from 18 yards out early in the second. Manti Te'o grabbed his sixth interception of the season — a school record for a linebacker — to end BC's last real chance at a comeback with just under 6 minutes left. Chase Rettig completed 27 of 34 passes for 247 yards for BC (2-8), which is off to its worst start since 1989. Alex Amidon caught six passes for 84 yards to break the school's single-season record for receiving yards.

Theo Riddick ran 18 times for 104 yard and caught six passes for 67 more for the Irish, who are 10-0 for the first time since 1993. That was the year BC's David Gordon kicked a 41yard field goal as time expired to beat No. 1 Notre Dame and end its perfect season in the final game. In 2002, the Irish were unbeaten and No. 4 in the country when unranked Boston College won 14-7 in South Bend to again spoil Notre Dame's chances at a national championship. But there was no upset this year in the rivalry known locally as "The Holy War," a matchup between the only two Catholic schools in the FBS that drew the first sellout crowd of the season on a frigid night in Chestnut Hill. In fact, it wasn't even as close as Notre Dame's victory over Pitt, or the four other games the Irish have won by a touchdown or less, keeping them near the top of The Associated Press rankings with an outside chance at a spot in the BCS title game. Notre Dame entered the day trailing Alabama, Oregon and Kansas State in the AP Top 25. The Irish would probably need either Oregon or Kansas State to fall from the unbeaten in order to squeeze into the top two in the BCS rankings.






Steelers not looking past reeling Chiefs NO. 1, FROM PAGE B1 It's the same along the offensive line, where rookie Mike Adams has thrived at right tackle in place of Marcus Gilbert and veteran guard Ramon Foster is playing perhaps the finest football of his career while firstround draft pick David DeCastro recovers from a preseason knee injury. The wide receivers are in on it, too. Emmanuel Sanders found himself returning kicks for the first time all year when Antonio Brown and Chris Rainey left the Giants' game early after getting banged up. All Sanders did was return a punt 63 yards, and this was after catching a touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger in the first quarter. Safety Troy Polamalu hasn't played since Oct. 7, yet Pittsburgh's pass defense has somehow been better without him, ranking first in the league in passing yards against. The Chiefs, meanwhile, have the exact opposite problem. They haven't led in regulation at any point during the first half of the year, floundering under an avalanche of turnovers, quarterback health issues and killing any forward progress they showed late last season when coach Romeo Crennel took over when Todd Haley was fired. Matt Cassel will start in place of Brady Quinn, who was handed the job when Cassel sustained a concussion against Baltimore five weeks ago. Quinn's tenure lasted less than eight quarters, when he went down with a concussion in a loss to Oakland. Whoever has been under center has struggled holding onto the ball.

Kansas City quarterbacks have thrown an NFL-high 14 interceptions and the team's minus-21 turnover ratio is the worst in the league by a wide margin. Regardless, Cassel insists the mistakes have not affected his confidence or his willingness to challenge opponents. "The minute you start thinking about (turnovers) and playing timid, then you don't make that throw or you don't play the way you need to play in order to be competitive," he said. Something the Chiefs have rarely been at times, though they seem to save their best efforts for good teams. Kansas City lost at home to the Ravens by a field goal and beat New Orleans on the road for its only victory. It's why Pittsburgh remains wary. For all the progress shown over the last few weeks, the Steelers remember a brutally ugly 13-9 win in Kansas City last November and a 27-24 overtime loss to the Chiefs in 2009 that started a late-season swoon. "With them it always seems to come down to the last minute or overtime," cornerback Ike Taylor said. "We can't slack off." Particularly with things looking so promising. A victory would set up a showdown against Baltimore the following week with the AFC North lead on the line. It's a prospect that appeared daunting after Pittsburgh limped to a 2-3 start. Now it almost looks inevitable. The Steelers haven't lost at home on Monday night in 21 years, but they're reluctant to talk about the hated Ravens even with the league's worst team the only obstacle. There's enough to play for as it is

without getting distracted by what lies ahead. Though the tight-lipped Haley is unwilling to portray game as a shot at revenge against the organization that let him go less than 12 months removed from a playoff appearance, his players understand what's at stake. "He hasn't said anything, but when you have a player or coach from another team you always want to get a win for those guys when you play that other team," Roethlisberger said. Haley insists he's happy in Pittsburgh and isn't using the gig to put himself in position to take another head coaching job down the road. It's hard to blame him for feeling at ease. The Steelers have been a clock-chewing juggernaut through the first half of the season behind Haley's "plug and play" scheme. It's a phenomenon alien to the Chiefs. Crennel is so concerned about the offense's struggles he removed himself as defensive coordinator to spend more time with the guys on the other side of the ball. Kansas City was a chic pick to make a move this fall. Yet the only direction the Chiefs have gone is backward. Now they find themselves on national television for the second time in as many weeks looking to prove they haven't bailed on the season before Thanksgiving. "Really, I think it's not more about showing the rest of the league, it's about showing each other," safety Eric Berry said. "We're not concerned about what's going on around the league; we have to fix what we have in our locker room." At the moment, that's just about everything.

Giants look to extend Bengals' slump Associated Press CINCINNATI — At the end of a most trying week, Eli Manning had one of his worst games. The Giants quarterback threw for only 125 yards — his lowest total in four years — during a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers that capped a week of digging out from Superstorm Sandy. Like so many others on the East Coast, Manning lost power and spent a lot of time worrying about others. No surprise, really, that the Giants looked a little lost during the 24-20 defeat. "There was a lot, I'm sure, on people's minds," coach Tom Coughlin said. "We tried to stay as focused as we could. I thought we did a good job on Saturday night (preparing for the game). In addition to that, we were recognizing and honoring our military on Sunday. "But we obviously didn't play well, and there's no real excuse for that. As you look back at it, it certainly had to be a troubling time for the players." Things are closer to normal for the Giants (6-3) as they get set for their final game before a welcomed bye week. Their game in Cincinnati (3-5) represents a chance to get things right

on the field before their week off to continue fixing up things at home. The defending Super Bowl champions held onto a two-game lead in the NFC East when the Cowboys and Eagles also lost last week. The Giants came away thinking it could have been a three-game lead. "Obviously, we had a tremendous opportunity that we did not take advantage of," defensive tackle Chris Canty said. "We understand that. We understand you can't let too many of those go by. Not in this business. You have to be on top of your game week in and week out, so we let one get away." They have a chance to get back against the Bengals, who suffered their fourth straight loss when Peyton Manning and the Broncos beat them at Paul Brown Stadium last Sunday. The elder Manning threw for three touchdowns in a 31-23 win that put the Bengals on the verge of another lost season. Peyton and Eli chatted about the Bengals defense during the week, getting younger brother ready for his notable trip to Cincinnati. It's only the second time that a team has hosted the Mannings in back-toback weeks. Tennessee

did it in 2006 and beat them both. Peyton improved to 8-0 career against Cincinnati with the win last week. Eli is 1-1 career against the Bengals. Eli is coming off one of his worst games, completing only 10 of 24 passes against Pittsburgh. He led the Giants to three comeback wins earlier in the season, but the one bad game raised a lot of concern among Giants fans. "You learn that can be the deal around here," Eli said. "Just the way it goes. We didn't play well. We had a chance to win in the fourth quarter and we didn't come through. That's what it boils down to. We've been good in those circumstances and last week we were behind and couldn't catch up. That's part of football and a learning experience." After losing a fourthquarter lead against Peyton's team, the Bengals know what's ahead against his younger brother's championship team. They know they're facing another elite quarterback, even if some fans still have doubts. "I think a lot of elite quarterbacks are chasing Super Bowls, and he has two," cornerback Terence Newman said. "So I don't know if he's chasing that (elite status). If I call

recall, he's been the Super Bowl MVP twice. That speaks volumes and it speaks for itself." For the Bengals, it's another — and perhaps final — chance to make themselves relevant. They've lost their last three home games, leading fans to expect yet another lost season. The Bengals have only three winning records since 1991 and have gone 0-3 in the playoffs. The game against the defending Super Bowl champions failed to sell out by Thursday's deadline, meaning it will be blacked out on local television. The Bengals had sold out their first four home games, but the four-game losing streak changed public perceptions. "I've never lost four in a row," second-year quarterback Andy Dalton said. "Never lost three in a row. This is the first time, and we have to find a way to get out of it. "It comes down to getting one win at this point. That's the goal, to win one. We have lost four in a row but it takes one to get you out of that streak. You can't worry about anything else. Our goal is to get a win this week." A fifth straight loss and the bigger goals are probably gone.

Rice, Ravens look for big day against Raiders Associated Press BALTIMORE — Ray Rice watched film of Oakland's game against Tampa Bay last week and nearly jumped out his chair in anticipation of facing a defense that yielded four touchdowns and 251 yards rushing to rookie Doug Martin. "Obviously, you look at it and you start to get excited when you see it happening," Rice said. "Anybody goes over 200 yards, you have to figure there is a problem there." Rice has topped the 100-yard mark only twice in eight games this season for the Baltimore Ravens (62), but all signs point to a banner Sunday for the two-time Pro Bowl running back. Rice needs only 1 yard rushing to reach 5,000 for his career, but by day's end he will be disappointed if he's anywhere below 5,100. For one thing, Rice (5-foot-8, 212 pounds) is built similarly to Martin (5-9, 215). Secondly, Rice has far more experience than the kid out of Boise State. "To see him get out in the open field and making guys miss was pretty exciting to see from a rookie running back," Rice said. "The problem that I saw on film was tackling. I guess his height helped him out. I think his size helped him out a little bit, too." Rice and the Ravens know the Raiders (3-5) spent hours this week trying to rectify the problem. If Oakland is to snap Baltimore's 14-game home winning streak, priority No. 1 will be to stop Rice. "That's going to be the theme of the week," Raiders coach Dennis Allen

said. "We've got to do a great job of tackling and swarming this running back because I think they've probably taken some of the same philosophy as Tampa, and I believe they'll try to run the ball some against us." Rice has been used sparingly this season, reaching 20 carries in only two games thus far, but the Raiders are fully anticipating a heavy dose of Rice on Sunday. "I expect them to do that, definitely," Oakland linebacker Philip Wheeler said. Soon after the Raiders walked off the field following their 42-32 loss to the Buccaneers, Wheeler began thinking about making amends for the awful performance by the defense. "I was kind of shocked that we let that happen," he said. "Even after the game I was thinking, 'We have another team with a similar running attack. We can redeem ourselves.'" Despite the poor performance, Oakland's run defense is still ranked higher than Baltimore's — 21st compared to 28th. But the Raiders' top two running backs, Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson, both have sprained right ankles and might sit out the game. That means Oakland could be forced to count heavily on quarterback Carson Palmer, who threw for 414 yards on 61 attempts in an effort to keep pace with Tampa Bay. Although the Raiders and Ravens haven't met since 2010, Palmer is well acquainted with playing against Baltimore. In 13 career games with Cincinnati from 2004-10, he threw for 3,302 yards against the Ravens and went 9-4.

"He's one of those underrated quarterbacks that can make every throw, especially if he gets in a groove," Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs said. "You saw it when was with Cincinnati. I remember vividly games I thought we had won, and Carson Palmer got in his groove and he torched us." Allen said, ""Obviously, it helps a little bit that he has a familiarity with not only the scheme but the personnel. We've used some of that experience, as we do every week with Carson, as far as game-planning is concerned. I think it's a plus that he has experience against this defense." Palmer's primary targets are wide receivers Denarius Moore, who's scored touchdowns in three of the last four games, and Darrius Heyward-Bey, a former player at the University of Maryland who isn't the least bit sentimental about returning home for the first time since being drafted seventh overall by Oakland in the 2009 draft. "It's exciting for all my friends and family back home," he said, "but for me, it's just another football game that we are trying to win as a team." Oakland has never won in Baltimore, losing four games by a total of 49 points. The Raiders have that going against them, in addition to trying to get a grip on Rice. "We've got another huge challenge this week because we have another outstanding back in Ray Rice," Allen said. "He's been in this league for a long time. We've got our work cut out for us, not only against Ray Rice, but against the whole Baltimore team."

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Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) congratulates wide receiver Eric Decker (87) after they combined on a four-yard touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 4, 2012, in Cincinnati. Denver won 31-23.

Broncos’ Fox returns to Carolina Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Broncos coach John Fox returns to Carolina on Sunday with a marquee quarterback in tow. Having a four-time league MVP like Peyton Manning calling the shots on offense is a luxury Fox didn't have during his nine seasons coaching the Panthers. Instead, Fox made do with the likes of Jake Delhomme, Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen, a few rungs down the quarterback totem pole. He's hoping that with Manning running the offense he can find the playoff consistency that eluded him in Carolina. Fox took the Panthers to the playoffs three times in nine seasons, including two NFC championship games and a Super Bowl, but never could put together back-to-back playoff seasons, which ultimately was his undoing. "Anytime you have a guy who is a first ballot Hall of Famer and goes about his business the way Peyton does it's probably almost second to none — and that's a good thing," Fox said. Fox didn't leave Carolina on the best of terms. His relationship with owner Jerry Richardson began to sour after the Panthers went to the playoffs in 2008, but Fox's request for a contract extension fell on deaf ears. Richardson wanted to see Fox do it in back-toback seasons. But the Panthers didn't make the postseason in 2009. Richardson ultimately kept Fox on for another year in what amounted to a disastrous lame duck season in 2010, later saying he couldn't justify to the team's shareholders to buy out the final year of Fox's contract — and those of his staff — at an estimated cost of more than $11 million. Fox butted heads with former general manager Marty Hurney and Richardson and when personnel questions arose he'd counter with "that's something you have to ask management." The end result was a 2-14 season. "I have the philosophy that sometimes setbacks can be a setup for a step forward," Fox said. "It was a tough season. In my career I had never experienced a record like that so this game is only fun when you win." Fox said that while he's looking forward to seeing some old friends — he still owns a home in Charlotte — he's approaching the game as "a business trip." "I tend to approach things as the glass half full," Fox said of his tenure in Carolina. "We did get to the Super Bowl and we got to a couple of championship games, had three playoff appearances so by most people's calculations that's pretty good." The Broncos made the playoffs at 8-8 last season after Fox handed the reigns over to Tim Tebow early in

the season. But he never seemed enthralled with Tebow's style of play and when the opportunity came to get a proven productive quarterback in Manning, Fox and team president John Elway jumped at the opportunity. The Broncos signed Manning to a five-year, $96 million contract and promptly traded Tebow — and the distractions that tend to come with him — to the New York Jets. It gave Fox the franchise quarterback he'd never had — and Manning is already providing dividends. The Broncos (5-3) have won four of their last five with Manning throwing three touchdown passes in each of those games. Denver has scored at least 31 points in their four wins. "The guy is just on fire," Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn said. "This is going to be a big test for our young cornerbacks." Carolina's defense has been much improved over the last month despite losing two key starters in middle linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Chris Gamble for the season. Rookie middle linebacker Luke Kuechly has stepped in and played well in Beason's old spot and inexperienced group of cornerbacks — rookie Josh Norman, Munnerlyn and Josh Thomas among them — which has played surprisingly well. It helps that the Panthers have found a pass rush with ends Charles Johnson and Greg Hardy, the only tandem in the NFL with at least 6 1/2 sacks each. Still, defensive coordinator Sean McDermott knows his defense will have its hands full with Manning. McDermott said Monday: "I already told my wife, 'I'll see you Saturday before we go to the team hotel. You can thank Peyton Manning for that.'" The net result of Fox's calamitous last season in Carolina was the Panthers getting the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft. The Panthers used that pick on Auburn quarterback Cam Newton after Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck decided to stay in school. Newton was voted AP Offensive Rookie of the Year last season, but has struggled this season, particularly down the stretch and is just 8-16 as a starter. His quarterback rating is 29th in the league and he's thrown more interceptions (eight) than touchdowns (six). Newton's record mirrors that of second-year coach Ron Rivera, who was placed on notice by Richardson after Hurney was fired six games into the season. After speaking with Richardson, Rivera says he knows the team needs to be "trending up" for him to keep his job. A win over Fox and the Broncos could go a long way toward putting a feather in Rivera's cap, particularly in Richardson's eyes.





Hoops games aboard ships called off Jayhawks beat Associated Press The next time No. 4 Ohio State, No. 10 Florida, Georgetown and Marquette try to play aboard a ship, they might need more than their jump shots and fast breaks. They may want to bring mops and buckets, too. A pair of big men's college basketball openers were called off Friday night when the makeshift courts were hardly shipshape. Instead, the floors became too wet because of condensation and the matchups were canceled. Florida led Georgetown 27-23 at halftime in the Navy-Marine Corps Classic on the USS Bataan in Jacksonville, Fla., when it was stopped. The game will not count and will not be made up. "It's just tough around this time, the weather," Florida guard Kenny Boynton said. "I'm not sure what caused the water, but it's definitely tough. We've got to get an indoor event, I guess." Ohio State and Marquette never got started aboard the USS Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, S.C. The tipoff was delayed for about a half-hour as coaches, players and officials waited for the conditions to

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Military personnel and volunteers wipe off condensation in an attempt to dry the damp court before the start of the game between Ohio Sate and Marquette in the Carrier Classic aboard the USS Yorktown on Friday in Mount Pleasant, S.C. improve. The weather didn't get better, and the teams are unlikely to reschedule the meeting this season. "All were apprehensive about playing the game," referee John Cahill said. "You could feel the wet spots on the floor. Our primary concern is with the student-athlete. The last thing we want is any kid who's got a future in the game of basketball to be injured as a result of this." No. 9 Syracuse and No. 20 San Diego State are set to play Sunday afternoon on the USS Midway in San

Diego. The game aboard the flight deck of the aircraft carrier was originally scheduled for Friday night, but moved back because of a strong chance of rain and wind. "The purpose of the game is to play it on the Midway," SDSU coach Steve Fisher said. Late Friday afternoon, the Yorktown hosted a women's game as No. 7 Notre Dame beat No. 19 Ohio State 57-51 without any problems on the court. The Ohio State-Marquette matchup was part of

the second Carrier Classic, the first a magnificent spectacle last year between North Carolina and Michigan State attended by President Barack Obama on the USS Carl Vinson outside San Diego. The contest raises money for several groups that help troops and veterans. It was a showcase for Veterans Day weekend. Marquette coach Buzz Williams said the lost game wouldn't change his mind about playing again on an aircraft carrier. "We'll play anywhere, anytime in this type of event for this type of purpose," he said. Florida and Georgetown had no problems on the court in the first half. The teams warmed up after the break, then players, coaches and the referees tried to no avail to dry the surface on the 388-foot amphibious assault ship. Event organizers said they want to try to play it again next year. "We've got to go back to work and maybe become meteorologists and do some things different. We and the Navy are committed to the event and doing it right," said Alan Verlander, director of sports and entertainment for the city of Jacksonville.

Zeller leads Indiana past Bryant 97-54 Associated Press BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Cody Zeller and Christian Watford gladly welcomed Bryant into the world of big-time college basketball Friday night. It was ugly. The 7-foot center and 6-9 forward combined for 33 points and 25 rebounds, overwhelming an undersized foe and leading No.1 Indiana to a 97-54 season-opening victory. "One of the things is they had a huge size advantage and they have the best player in the country, I think he was 8 of 10 tonight," Bryant coach Tim O'Shea said. "Our two big guys, they both fouled out. So it was very difficult guarding him. We're not

going to play against another Cody Zeller the rest of the year." For the Hoosiers (1-0), it was a special night as they won their 15th consecutive season opener and 28th straight home opener. The sold-out crowd watched Zeller start his sophomore season as expected, scoring 18 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and making 8 of 10 field goals. The only blip was an unusual 2of-6 performance from the freethrow line. Fans saw Watford, the buzzerbeating hero against Kentucky last season, add 15 points and notch a career-high 15 rebounds while wearing No. 32 instead of his usual No. 3 — as a tribute to his injured friend, Derek Elston, who isn't expected to

play until December. They roared when Maurice Creek made it back into a regular season for the first time in 22 months and both times he made 3-pointers. And they gave athletic director Fred Glass a standing ovation when he announced moments before tipoff that Tom Crean had agreed to a two-year contract extension that will run through 2019-20. Even the players were excited about the news. "It's pretty special, you know. He's helped us more ways than you can imagine, on and off the floor, making men out of us really," guard Jordan Hulls said of Crean. "It's really cool to see him rewarded for the hard work he's put in for us."

SE Missouri St. Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. — Jeff Withey admitted that he sleepwalked through most of Kansas' two exhibition games. The 7-footer, a key component of last year's national runners-up, has been trying to adapt to life without Thomas Robinson, the All-America forward who left early for the NBA draft. Withey's the guy who's getting the double teams now, and the guy all eyes will be on in the paint. He finally woke up Friday night, and gave everybody watching something to see. The senior finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the seventh-ranked Jayhawks pulled away late to beat Southeast Missouri State 74-55 in their season opener. "I still have a lot of things to work on," Withey said, "but I'm definitely getting more confident, and starting to feel comfortable with all the new guys." Yes, the new guys. There's a bunch of them this season. And the Jayhawks will have to rely heavily on them, too. Ben McLemore had nine points, 12 rebounds and five assists in his longawaited debut, and Perry Ellis finished with 15 points and eight boards as the freshman starters helped the Jayhawks win their 40th straight season opener at Allen Fieldhouse. "It was great getting my first game under the belt," Ellis said. "Just listening to the seniors, it really helped a lot, motivating me day-in and day-out." This one certainly wasn't easy. The Redhawks managed to close within six

midway through the second half, but Kansas slowly extended the lead behind its slew of freshmen to put the game away. "We played hard," Redhawks coach Dickey Nutt said. "In the first half we really pressed a lot, we were nervous, we were star-struck. I think in the second half we slowed down a bit." Nick Niemczyk finished with 14 points for the Redhawks, who have lost seven straight season openers, all on the road, and remain winless in six tries against Big 12 schools. Kansas returns three starters from last year's national runners-up, including the 7-foot Withey, a preseason honorablemention All-America selection. But the two guys they lost left gaping holes: Big 12 player of the year Robinson, who left early for the NBA draft, and Tyshawn Taylor, a senior guard who also went in the draft. In their place are a bunch of newcomers — nine in all — including McLemore and Jamari Traylor, who were forced to redshirt last season after the NCAA ruled them partial qualifiers. The Jayhawks certainly showed some growing pains in their only tune-up before facing No. 14 Michigan State next week. They turned it over 13 times and finished 2 for 21 from beyond the 3-point arc, with top sharp-shooter Elijah Johnson missing all four of his attempts. "The first half we played good, we just didn't make any shots," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "You defend, you rebound, you don't turn it over, you get decent looks — we were up 15 in the first half and based on how they shot it and we defended, we could have easily been up 25."

Kentucky edges Maryland Associated Press NEW YORK — If you were one of the people who didn't expect Jarrod Polson to be a factor in No. 3 Kentucky's season-opening win join a big crowd that includes Maryland coach Mark Turgeon. "Zero," Turgeon said when asked how much his team prepared for the junior guard. "We weren't thinking about him. Then he was the whole key to the game." The 6-foot-2 Polson, who with a crew cut could have auditioned for "Hoosiers," had 10 points — three more than he had in career at Kentucky coming into this season — and made the hustle play and the clinching free throws as the Wildcats held off Maryland 72-69 on Friday night in the second game of the Barclays Center Classic, the first college basketball games played in the new arena in Brooklyn. "I was just waiting on the opportunity with (starting guard) Ryan (Harrow) feeling a little sick with the flu," Polson said. "I focused in on practice and was just trying to run the team as best as I could." OK, so how did the guy who is not a member of the highly rated current freshman class or even one of the few upperclassmen on the team really feel. "I'll be honest I was nervous but at the same time it was good to get out there and play again with this group of guys," Polson said. "It was fun." Kyle Wiltjer, a sophomore, led Kentucky with 19 points while Archie Goodwin, the only one of the four freshmen to score in double figures, finishing with 16 points for the defending national champions, who looked to be in control taking a 49-36 at halftime and then led by 15 points with 17:22 to play. "I was pleased with the way we started," Calipari said. "I told them at halftime that they were going to make a run and they did. We've had 22 practices, we

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Maryland's Nick Faust (5) shoots against Kentucky's Nerlens Noel (3) during the first half of their game in the Barclays Center Classic on Friday in New York. were playing before a sellout and had Dickie V. doing the game on TV. I was impressed with the way we grinded it out." Seven-foot-1 sophomore Alex Len led Maryland with 23 points and 12 rebounds, both career highs. His rare three-point play — he made the first free throw then rebounded his own miss of the second — brought the Terrapins to 70-69 with 8.9 seconds left. Polson was fouled with 7.7 seconds left and made two free throws for a 72-69 lead. Maryland's Pe'Shon Howard missed the final shot but it was only a 2-point attempt. "We weren't very good in the first half and I thought Kentucky was great," Turgeon said. "We weren't ready for the big stage but

in the second half we executed better." Before the game, Calipari presented a check for $1 million to the American Red Cross to help victims of Superstorm Sandy. The money was raised in telethons in Kentucky set up by Calipari and was to help those from Brooklyn, a New York City borough which received extensive damage from the storm. Almost all the attention coming into the game was about Kentucky's recruiting class, one which the fans there hoped would lead them to a national championship as last season's freshman class did. But the Wildcats had six players drafted, including Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who were taken No. 1 and 2 overall.

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Start of an era Rodriguez sparks Cats in Weber's debut Joel Jellison Bruce Weber is always looking for something to spark his team when it comes out of the locker room. When the Wildcats came out of the locker room for the second half on Friday against North Dakota, Angel Rodriguez was the one that got it going in an 8552 win. Rodriguez orchestrated an 8-2 run all on his own to push K-State ahead 44-31 in the first minute and a half of the second half starting with back-to-back 3-pointers. After a basket from North Dakota, he responded with a transition layup on the other end. Rodriguez, who played just four minutes in the first half, finished with 13 points, all scored in the second half. The sophomore said he knew he had to come out and play with energy. "I barely played the first half so I usually play with a lot of energy, I knew this time I had to come out with the most energy I have ever played with," he said. "I was fresh, my legs were fresh, I did have to be careful, which I kind of was not. The main point was just playing hard and playing our game. We started playing our game, running transitions, setting ball screens and not playing selfishly and we got a lead." The win marked the debut of Bruce Weber, who is the 24th head coach in KState history, and just the 17th to win his first game as coach. The Wildcats struggled early in the ball game, failing to find their stroke from long range. At the same time, K-State couldn't seem to manage a lead. The Wildcats held a 6-2 lead early, and missed several chances to widen the gap. North Dakota came back to tie the game at 6 with 15:33 to play. K-State used a 10-2 run to go ahead 18-10, and then slowly pushed ahead 24-15 with 9:45 left in the half. But, yet again, North Dakota fought back with a 10-2 run of its own to cut the Wildcats' lead down to 26-25. The Wildcats would assert themselves at that point though, outscoring North Dakota 10-2 the rest of the half to go ahead 36-27 at intermission. The game really turned in the Wildcats' favor with Rodriguez's scoring spurt to start the second half. After North Dakota's Jordan Allard hit a 3 to end the run, K-State turned in an 8-0 run to open up their lead to 52-34. North Dakota coach Brian Jones said the Wildcats' physical defense in the second half left his team fatigued on the court. "I think our guys battled the first 20 minutes, they just really wore us out and got us into foul trouble the whole game," he said. "I give their defense a lot of credit for their physicality and depth on the inside — that really took a toll on us. A lot of shots were executed but at the end we still have to make the shot. That comes with just having fresh bodies out there with physicality and speed the entire 40 minutes." Weber agreed that his team wore down North Dakota. And he thought it was a combination of Rodriguez's run and the Wildcats' defense. "The start of the second half is when you can break their spirit, which we did," he said. "It was partially Angel's help with making a couple shots and getting us going along with a couple of steals and then just good

Staff photos by Sarah Midgorden

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber directs his team during the Wildcats 85-52 win over North Dakota on Friday at Bramlage Coliseum. It was Weber’s debut as the new head coach of the men’s basketball team.

Weber already doing things different Grant Guggisberg

Kansas State’s Will Spradling dribbles past North Dakota’s Jamal Webb on Friday in the Wildcats’ 85-52 win at Bramlage Coliseum. Spradling was one of four K-State players in double-figures. defense too. They shoot 9for-33 in the second half, you can just see that we wore them down and did a better job." North Dakota got a small scoring spurt of its own to come as close as a 56-41 deficit, but K-State would outscore them 29-11 the rest of the way, including a 22-4

over the span of nearly nine minutes. Past Rodriguez's 13 points, Thomas Gipson had 13, Martavious Irving had 11 and Will Spradling finished with 10. DJ Johnson had just four points, but had a teamhigh nine rebounds, six, offensive, and four blocked shots.

Kansas State’s Angel Rodriguez shoots a 3 against North Dakota. He finished with 13 points, all coming in the second half.

The Wildcats will now shift their focus to the opening rounds of the NIT Season Tip-Off on Monday and Tuesday. K-State will open with a game against Lamar on Monday at 7 p.m. With a win they would play the winner of North Texas and Alabama-Huntsville. Two wins would send the team to New York City for the final two rounds. NORTH DAKOTA (52) Name Min FG FT R A P Allard 27 3-7 1-2 6 0 8 Brekke 11 3-4 0-0 1 0 6 Anderson 28 1-12 4-4 4 1 6 Huff 28 4-15 3-4 5 1 12 Webb 31 1-4 0-0 3 2 2 Antwi 17 1-3 0-0 1 3 2 Wilmer 11 2-4 1-3 2 0 5 Schuler 17 1-5 2-2 1 0 4 Archer 11 0-2 0-0 2 0 0 Traylor 19 3-7 1-2 7 0 7 Totals 200 19-63 12-17 35 7 52 KANSAS STATE (85) Name Min FG FT R A P Williams 14 1-3 1-2 5 0 3 Henriquez 10 4-7 0-0 4 0 8 Rodriguez 15 5-11 0-0 2 2 13 McGruder 28 3-12 0-2 5 3 6 Spradling 25 3-5 4-4 2 3 10 Southwell 18 4-5 0-0 3 3 9 Irving 17 4-9 0-0 2 3 11 Lawrence 13 1-2 3-4 0 0 5 Diaz 15 0-5 3-4 3 0 3 Schultz 4 0-1 0-0 1 1 0 Gipson 20 3-4 7-10 5 0 13 Orris 5 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Johnson 16 1-2 2-2 9 0 4 Totals 200 29-66 20-28 48 16 85 NORTH DAKOTA (0-1, 0-0) 27 25 — 52 KANSAS STATE (1-0, 0-0) 36 49 — 85 3-point goals — North Dakota 2-18 (Allard 1-3, Anderson 0-6, Huff 1-3, Webb 0-1, Antwi 0-2, Schuler 0-3), KState 7-24 (Williams 0-1, Rodriguez 3-7, McGruder 0-4, Spradling 0-1, Southwell 1-1, Irving 3-8, Lawrence 0-1, Schultz 01). Turnovers — North Dakota 19 (Anderson 4, Huff 4, Webb 3, Antwi 3, Traylor 2, Allard, Wilmer, Archer), KState 14 (Williams 2, McGruder 2, Southwell 2, Irving 2, Gipson 2, Orris 2, Lawrence, Johnson). Fouls — North Dakota 25 (Archer 5, Wilmer 5, Brekke 5, Traylor 4, Webb 2, Allard, Anderson, Huff, Schuler), K-State 18 (Rodriguez 4, Henriquez 3, Williams 2, Irving 2, Gipson 2, Lawrence, Southwell, McGruder). Officials — O’Neill, Davis, Boeh. Attendance — 12,199.

Kansas State is just one game into the Bruce Weber era, but it's already clear things are going to be different. The Wildcats cruised past the mascot-less team from North Dakota on Friday, 85-52, but the cast of characters for K-State didn't fit the script. Instead of leaning on seniors Rodney McGruder and Jordan Henriquez, KState struggled to a ninepoint halftime lead behind the efforts of Thomas Gipson and Will Spradling. In the second half, Angel Rodriguez and Martavious Irving fueled K-State's big run that turned a close game into a blowout. So what happened with K-State's two veterans? In the case of Henriquez, the change in playing time was a coaching maneuver. Weber mentioned after the game that Henriquez didn't match up well with the smaller bigs from North Dakota. It's easy to push around guys who are that tall and lanky. Henriquez played just 10 minutes and scored eight points, two of which came on late buckets long after the game had been decided. That game-specific change is something former coach Frank Martin didn't do much of. It's not much of a stretch to envision Martin stomping and screaming as Henriquez was pushed around before ripping him in a timeout and benching him unceremoniously. Weber made the decision to play along with North Dakota's small ball, sparing Henriquez what could have been a frustrating night. McGruder, on the other hand, was not a coaching move. The senior finished 3 of 12 from the field while

playing more minutes than any other K-State player. He was 0-for-4 from beyond the arc and missed his two free-throw chances. Weber clearly expects more. Coming into Weber's inaugural campaign, the general consensus was this K-State team has the talent to win its fair share of games, maybe even as a dark-horse Big 12 title contender. Certainly they would have a good chance to return to the NCAA tournament and make a run. But if that's going to even remotely come to fruition, it has to start with McGruder and Henriquez. At halftime in the season opener, the pair of impact seniors combined for just six points. Not exactly eye-popping numbers, especially considering the score was close most of the opening half. So the real question becomes, was this game a snapshot of what to expect under Weber? Or will McGruder lead this team on the court — as well as in scoring average — for the rest of the season? Those questions can't be answered right away because Weber doesn't expect to fully know his new team until December. For now, it's clear the new coach is still toying with how to best play this team. Consider this: with three minutes to play, KState's lineup was Michael Orris, Omari Lawrence, Shane Southwell, Ryan Schultz and Henriquez. "I think we get to early December and we've gone through some home games, some neutral games, you go to George Washington — that's when you'll know more about your team," Weber said. "It's a long way away, but I like our group." Meanwhile, Weber will continue to put his stamp on the program as the Wildcats move past the Frank Martin era.

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A collage of items sits on display at the Riley County Seniors Service Center as part of a display of military memorabilia from veterans. The exhibit includes items from World War I, World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

from the FRONT A display of memorabilia from local veterans shows the human side of war Megan Moser


hey're not curators or historians, and this isn't a museum.

They're just a group of friends — well, acquaintances who became friends, really — with a common purpose: to tell the stories of the people who have defended our country. They do so by gathering their personal collections of military memorabilia — a mix of artifacts and sentimental stuff — which they've displayed at the Riley County Seniors Center during the week leading up to Veterans Day for six years now. A back room there is packed with items spanning many U.S. wars: a giant Nazi flag, a T-shirt from Korea, a military-issue shovel from World War I, weapons from Vietnam. There are coins, equipment, U.S. and foreign insignia, uniforms, books and pinup magazines. The tour guide is Michael Cardella Jr., a retired 1st sergeant of the 1st Infantry Division and the 101st Airborne Division. He is warm and gregarious, happy to share. Cardella fought with the 101st Airborne, which at that time was a helicopter unit, during Vietnam. "Airborne guys are proud guys," he said. "They are the elite of the Army."

rabilia from Leon Cocozzoli, a friend who died last spring. Cocozzoli served as a combat medic in Vietnam. "That's a mean, mean job," Cardella said. Medics often worked in remote areas and in dangerous situations. He moves on to items belonging to 1st Class Petty Officer Ben Rivers, who was a signalman for the Navy guard during World War II. He has a table with signal flags, uniforms, a globe showing the route of his military travels and a meticulous journal of his service. Michael Cardella sits in front of his collecCardella said Rivers still rememtion of military insignia. Cardella served in bers the flag signals for the alphabet, the 101st Airborne Division. as well as Morse code he used to signal other boats with a light. He joined up when he was just 17 Another friend, Larry Morgan, a and lived in Germany for many years. member of the Flint Hills Veterans He really liked it there, he said, and Coalition, served in the Korean War. brought his wife there after they He has an interesting collection of married. items from Korea. Their two kids were born there, Not everything in the display is too, though they're grown now. historical. Cardella shows his collection of Command Sgt. Maj. Art Palmer, military pins and insignia, which he l e n t h i s i n t r i c a t e w o o d p i e c e s says soldiers often trade. That's why depicting eagles and other patriotic he has one from East Germany, scenes to the exhibit. Some were another from the USSR, and a ser- carvings and others were "intarsia" vice ribbon from North Vietnam. He where wood pieces are cut and had someone translate the message beveled separately and then inlaid on it: "Remember what I say!" to create a picture. But he is eager to tell other peo"We needed something beautiful ple's stories, show more items. in the display," Cardella said. "This He moves on to a display of memo- kind of rounds it out."

Palmer often donates the laborintensive pieces to military organizations so they can sell them to raise funds. And then there's the young guy, Jason Walcott, a civilian airborne demonstrator who jumps for airborne units and reunions across the country. He collects military issue items — boots, rations, weapons — and other World War II memorabilia. Their stories and more are told in an exhibit that shows a very human side of war and the pride and sacrifice that go with serving in the military. "It's kind of our way of giving back to the people who supported us when we were in harm's way," Cardella said.

Ruth Grundeman-Morgan looks at a carving her father, William, made while recovering from a war injury.





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Tree leaves in the fall often precipitates forming a compost pile. Composting is pretty easy. It is the mix of browns like tree leaves and greens such as kitchen fruit and vegetable scraps. Soil or finished compost is added to supply the microorganisms that will breakdown the raw ingredients. Our pile is a slow composter. That means that the raw materials are dumped as needed. There is no concern with layers of browns and greens in any orderly manner. The pile dries out between rains. Occasionally, the pile will get turned. Speeding up the process would mean keeping the pile evenly moist and turning. A compost pile is necessary for those on a septic system. We divert items going down the garbage disposal which fills up the septic tank. These products are fine for the septic system. It just needs pumped out sooner. Many items besides salad scrapes go into the pile. Most recently was the carved Jack-olanterns. Newsprint, leaves, sawdust, dead potted plants, cardboard and acorns are a few items that have been added over the years. Sometimes the fire place ashes are added. Another use of ashes is to inhibit plant growth such as under a fence. Construction of a compost bin can vary from the elaborate to the simple. We chose the simple by using some cement blocks that we already had. The inside diameter is 5-feet by 5-feet by 4-feet tall. Wood pallets make a good size compost pile. They

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Gutters and downspouts direct rainwater away from your house. That keeps water from pooling around the foundation and leaking into the basement, or freezing in the gutters at the roof line and causing damaging ice dams. But those gutters and downspouts can’t do their job if they’re clogged with leaves and other debris. After the trees have finished shedding their leaves, get up on a ladder and clean that stuff out. Plug the top of the downspout with a rag first to keep debris from going down the spout, and wear heavy gloves to protect your hands. Reader’s Digest Association’s “1001 Do-It-Yourself Hints & Tips” recommends removing the debris with a plastic sand shovel or garden trowel, or you can fashion a scoop from a plastic milk jug. Dump the debris into a bucket instead of pushing it over the lip of the gutter to avoid dirtying the siding, the book suggests. When the gutter is clean, run some water into it from a garden hose. Clear a clogged downspout with a plumber’s snake or a blast from the

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Even though plant growth winds down this time of year, diseases don’t necessarily go away. Many pests and pathogens spend the winter on diseased plant parts, lying in wait for the chance to launch a new attack in spring. That’s why plant experts preach the importance of cleaning up diseased plant material. Prune out affected stems, remove diseased leaves and pick up any plant debris that’s lying around. Diseased annuals should be removed completely.The affected plant material can be composted, but only if the pile gets hot enough to kill pathogens. Most home compost piles don’t get sufficiently hot, but municipal composting facilities do.

Fertilize the lawn Lawn-care experts often say this is the best time to fertilize a lawn. Fall fertilizing prepares grass plants for the rough winter ahead and ensures nutrients will be available to them in spring, when growth resumes. Ohio State University’s Joe Rimelspach recommends two fall feedings, one around Labor Day and the

other right about now. If you skipped that first fertilization, you won’t see the dramatic response in your lawn that you would have otherwise. (Your grass will still benefit from an application this time of year, he said, if you get some warm days.) For an average lawn, he recommends applying a high-nitrogen lawn fertilizer at a rate of 1 to 1.5 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet. This late in the year, much or all of the nitrogen in the fertilizer should be water-soluble as opposed to slow-release, since the latter won’t release enough nitrogen before the weather gets too cold for growth.

Store your mower You may be in the habit of adding fuel stabilizer to your lawn mower before you store it for winter, but that’s not enough, said Mark Stiles, owner of Bath Tractor. Gasoline often contains ethanol, which pulls moisture from the air. If you leave the gas in the tank for an extended time, that moisture can cause metal to corrode, he said. In addition, the ethanol and water can settle to the bottom of the tank over time, causing engine problems and damage. Gasoline shouldn’t be left in a lawn mower or other gas-

powered equipment for more than two months, Stiles said. Before you store that equipment, run the engine until it’s out of gas, he advised.It’s a good idea to clean your mower, sharpen the blade, change the oil, lubricate the engine and clean or replace the air filter, too, mower maker LawnBoy recommends.Store the mower in a cool, dry place, Lawn-Boy says. If you cover it, use cloth, because plastic can trap moisture.

Inspect the furnace Experts differ on how often you need to have a heating system inspected and serviced. Dominion East Ohio and most heating contractors recommend annual maintenance, while the nonprofit American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy says every other year is sufficient for natural gas furnaces. The council recommends annual servicing for oil-fired systems. A furnace inspection is a matter of safety as well as comfort. Besides spotting potential problems and helping your furnace run more efficiently, a technician can find combustion and venting issues that can lead to the production and buildup of deadly carbon monoxide.





Curiosity builds for next wheat harvest Now mostly planted, the annual wheat watch for the next crop — this one to be harvested in mid-2013 — has begun, complete with a wide range of observations and insights. A pretty good rain in early October did three things: one, it watered some tiny wheat plants that had somehow come up; two, it helped other wheat seeds sprout and emerge; three, it missed a lot of wheat fields in the state altogether. As a state, we’re running on water vapors, akin to a car running on gasoline fumes. No water or fuel in the tanks. News drifts in sometimes, a lot of it anecdotal or unofficial. There’s a squabble going on out there about some no-till conditions and practices on hard ground in west-

JIM SUBER VIEW FROM RURAL ROUTE 8 ern Kansas. I t ’s o v e r o n e w h e a t industry expert’s version of what’s happening with some of the no-till wheat ground that has become hard, and another expert’s view from being in the business of promoting no-till taking great exception to the other’s remarks. Meanwhile, from the far northwest Kansas came a story that some farmers there were returning to the old sweep blade undercutters after several decades of using herbicides to kill weeds. The sweeps, you see, ran a few inches beneath

the surface to sever weed and grass plants from their roots. These mighty sweeps would leave valuable residues on the surface to shade the ground and soften rainfall and reduce evaporation and runoff. They were popular as conservation tillage tools for several decades. They were massive structures pulled by big tractors. T h e y h a d V- s h a p e d blades, often five feet across the top of the V. They were rugged and dependable. Any comeback is being attributed to some weeds’ recent buildup of resistance to the herbicides that put the sweeps out of business in the first place. It’s an interesting development. Readers might know

that this writer worked in a factory near Quinter in 1971 that built sweeps. It was Ideal Industries, known more generally as Flex King. It was famous for quality design, and being rugged with big steel. It was some experience working as a laborer there and learning from fine welders, machinists and good managers. It was my first good paying job in Kansas and I established residency here while at it. I made several life long friends there and consider that period of my life one of the most pleasant and rewarding. Ideal sold sweeps throughout the Plains and as far off as Australia, also semi-arid wheat c o u n t r y. M y h e a r t h a s kept a warm place for more than 40 years for

numbers of people from Gove and Trego counties. Some are deceased, now, but they were some of the best Americans I ever worked with or knew in any setting. I had helped in a wheat harvest a couple of years earlier as a visitor near Dodge City. But the Quinter winter and spring was the first time watching Kansas wheat grow. There was great snow that winter, and by May the crop was stunning in its green whisper in the soft wind. On a late May moonlit night, cool but not uncomfortable, a few feet from a wheat field ready to shoot its heads above the mothe r p l a n t ’s p r o t e c t i n g leaves, riding quietly along with the stars bright and clear above, the window down so the night smells of air, soil,

plant life and road dirt are on you…it felt so good to be alive and young it ached. Some facts from the growers’ information organ, Kansas Wheat: wheat acres might be up across the state by as much as 7 percent, including 500,000 more in south central district, the leading region; acres on the rise by 100,000 more than last year in eastern Kansas, which already has doubled in five years. The prospects for it all hinge, though, on rain. Said Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat chief executive after noting insufficient subsoil moisture to carry this new crop to harvest: “Timely rains are going to be critical in order for this crop to have a chance at success.” Talk about a roll of the dice.

Troubled youth benefit from work with horses Ron Wilson Contributing writer Hooves and heaven. How would those go together? Today, in the conclusion of this twopart series for Kansas Profile, we’ll learn more about an enterprise in rural Kansas named Hooves of Heaven which is using horses to help troubled young people. Last week we learned that Hooves of Heaven was founded by Chuck Mattke in northwest Kansas. Hooves of Heaven is an equine assisted learning organization for troubled youth. “I’ve always loved horses,” Chuck said. Through the years, he saw how interaction with a horse could help a young person work out his or her troubles. He wanted a way to help even more chil-

dren. Chuck’s farm has been in his family for more than 100 years. “My wife calls this place her little piece of heaven,” Chuck said. So using the word heaven and the hooves of his horses, he called the organization Hooves of Heaven. In 2005, Hooves of Heaven was organized as a foundation with the vision of bringing people and horses together. “We have never charged for riding lessons,” Chuck said. “We take only donations.” Kids come to Hooves of Heaven as foster children, juvenile justice clients, or from local families for riding and other human-horse interaction. “We had one kid who would not quit riding,” Chuck said. “He just kept wanting to ride, and after-

wards he helped us clean up. That young man became our first foster child.” One year Chuck got a call from Youthville, the Wichita facility operated by the Methodist church for youth who suffer from abuse, neglect, or abandonment. “They said they had 25 kids with no place to go for Christmas,” Chuck said. He organized an effort to serve those kids. He and members of his board hauled horses and wagons to Wichita, got food donated and prepared the kids a meal, and gave each child a $50 gift certificate as a present. Hooves of Heaven organizes large trail rides in scenic areas of western Kansas as fundraisers to support the work of the organization. Chuck especially

appreciates how these horses can make a difference in a child’s life. “Miraculous things can happen when we get kids and horses together,” Chuck said. One girl who was on suicide watch in a juvenile facility came to Hooves of Heaven. She was put in a pen with a group of horses. She observed their behavior and gave names to each horse in a way which ultimately helped a therapist to understand what was happening with her family relationships. Six weeks later, that girl was able to go home. “It’s equine assisted learning,” Chuck said. “You can’t tell these kids what to do, you have them tell you what’s going on in their lives. Then you use what they’re telling you to help them. You become a

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tool of God’s grace.” The horses are remarkable tools of grace in this process as well. “Our horses can read the mood of these kids,” Chuck said. “It’s something I’ll never be able to explain.” For example, a troubled young man came to Hooves of Heaven and was placed in a pen of horses as Chuck and the therapist watched. The horses surrounded the young man, but when he lashed out, the horses ran away. Yet when he talked softly, the horses came to him. “At the end of the session, he was a changed kid,” Chuck said. “He came out understanding that if he was nice to his friends, rather than violent toward them, he’d get better results. The therapist said to me, `How’d you get those horses to do

that?’ I told him, `You know what? You’ve just seen God at work.’” These remarkable things happen at Hooves of Heaven, which is located in a rural setting on the Mattke family farm east of WaKeeney near the community of Ogallah, which has a population of perhaps 25 people. Now, that’s rural. For more information, on the program, go to Hooves and heaven. We commend Chuck Mattke and all those involved with Hooves of Heaven for making a difference with equine-assisted learning. I think the results are heavenly. The writer is director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University.





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HeinemannHinterweger Lisa Heinemann and Bryan Hinterweger of Manhattan announce their wedding. They were married July 28, at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan. Father Joseph Popelka officiated. Lisa is the daughter of Ray and Carol Heinemann of Garden City. Bryan is the son of Michael and Lisa Hinterweger of Overbrook; and Lori and Ron Waymire of Delia. The matron of honor was Lori Litke, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Rene Carroll and Alyssa Fargo. The best man was Matt Jones. Groomsmen were Chad Hinterweger and David Litke. Ushers were Sam Gerber, Wes Lander and Brandon Krout. Ring bearer was Ashton Litke, nephew of the bride. Flower girl was Ashlynn Hinteweger, niece of the groom. The reception was at the Houston Street Ballroom



in Manhattan. Lisa received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Kansas State University. She is compliance specialist at Frontier Farm Credit. Bryan is a graduate of Silver Lake Regional High Scholl and attended Kansas State University. He does sales and service at Energy Center-Manhattan Pool. The couple met through a mutual friend. They will honeymoon at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla.

Coons-Ilimaleota Meaghan Coons and Aleni Ilimaleota of Manahttan announce their marriage. They were married Oct. 25, in Lawton, Okla. Meaghan's parents are Vincent and Pamela Coons of Iola. Aleni is a U.S. Army platoon sergeant and Meaghan is a U.S. Army health care specialist. They honeymooned in San Antonio, Texas.

Jean E. Chepil of Prairie Village will celebrate her 100th birthday today. Jean was born Nov. 11, 1912, in Odessa, Ukraine. She is a retired homemaker. Her husband was Dr. William Chepil. Her children are Lida Schmidt and her husband Menno; John Chepil and his wife De’d; Eugene Chepil and his wife Angie. They invite those who wish to celebrate to a 100th birthday party from 2 to 4 p.m. at Brighton Gardens in Prairie Village. For those who would

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good 4 you UPC photo winners Union Program Council awarded the winners of the 38th annual student photograph contest on Oct. 16. First place was awarded to Liz Graham, sophomore in fine arts. Second place was Katherine Gallagher, senior in architecture and Mary Gordon,

junior in fine arts. Graham received a $100 grand prize sponsored by Marinello Schools of Beauty for her piece “You are…” Her prints will be on permanent display in the Kansas State Student Union’s little theatre foyer along with the past three years’ winners.

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Type 1 diabetes cases on the upswing The Dallas Morning News DALLAS — At 57, the last thing Marjorie Poché expected when she went to see her doctor about a cough was finding out she had Type 1 diabetes. “Had I not gone to the doctor, who knows what would have happened?” She says she was told that her untreated diabetes could have led to a coma. “I figured my exhaustion was due to lack of fitness,” she says from her home in Plano, Texas. Her diagnosis puts her in the midst of a disturbing trend — the rise of Type 1 diabetes. Experts are struggling to comprehend the reasons, but the answers may hold the key to a new understanding and treatment of the disease. Type 1 diabetes was thought to affect a fixed portion of the population. The increase suggests that environment or behavior may play a role. That means there may be things we can do to prevent or at least lower the risk. About 25.8 million people in the United States have diabetes, including about 7 million whose illness is undiagnosed, according to the American Diabetes Association. There are two types of the disease, both of which are related to the body’s use of insulin, which transports sugar from the blood into cells. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form. With Type 2, the body does not produce enough insulin, or the cells fail to use the h o r m o n e e f f i c i e n t l y. Being overweight has long been known as a risk factor, and the disease, which used to be associated primarily with older patients, now increasingly strikes younger ones as well. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disorder that affects about 5 percent of those with diabetes. With Type 1, the body’s immune system destroys the pancreas’s ability to generate insulin. While it used to be associated primarily with younger patients, about half of the cases are diagnosed for the first time at age 20 and older. A recent study funded

by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health says that Type 1 is rising. The study looked at data from 20,000 children over an eight-year period that ended in 2009. During that time, the annual rate of Type 1 cases for youths older than 10 jumped from 18.6 per 100,000 to 19.7 per 100,000. Non-Hispanic white youths had the highest rate of new cases. Dr. Kathryn Sumpter, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and medical director of the diabetes program at Children’s Medical Center, says that in many ways, the increase in Type 1 helps correct common misconceptions about the disease and offers new ways of understanding it. While we once used the terms juvenile diabetes to refer to Type 1 and adult-onset diabetes to refer to Type 2, she says, now we know that each type can occur at a wide variety of ages. She was 20 when she learned she had Type 1. “We’re learning that the distinctions between Type 1 and Type 2 are not as black and white as we thought they were,” she says. “There are some differences, but the brick walls we built before in terms of one being totally autoimmune and the other totally about lifestyle factors aren’t as physiologically relevant. We have some patients where we can’t decide if it’s Type 1 or Type 2.” Still, it may be worth examining why some older patients manifest Type 1 differently than young people do, says Dr. Priscilla H o l l a n d e r, Poché’s doctor and medical director for diabetes for the Baylor Health Care System. “Many people may have the antibodies that attack the insulin-producing cells in their blood years before the disease strikes,” she says. “The question is, what triggers this cascade of aggressiveness?” The search has led experts to explore a possible connection with another medical mystery — the overall increase in

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Marjorie Poche, who found out she had Type 1 diabetes at 57, tests her blood sugar at her home in Plano, Texas, before going out to play tennis on Oct. 23. autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, celiac disease and thyroid disorder, particularly because patients with one autoimmune disorder are more likely to also have other autoimmune disorders. Sumpter and Hollander cite two theories for explaining the increase in Type 1 as gaining traction in the field. The accelerator hypothesis suggests a l i n k b e t w e e n o b e s i t y, once thought to be a factor only in Type 2 diabetes, and Type 1. In the case of Type 1, the thinking goes, the excess weight may lead to inflammation and stress on the cells, which could trigger the autoimmune response. The hygiene hypothesis puts the blame on an exposure to fewer bacteria and viruses in our increasingly wellscrubbed lives. The hypothesis suggests that change may cause our autoimmune systems to overreact and go after cells that are not only not a threat but serving vital functions in the body. The hypothesis has also been linked to the rise in asthma and allergy cases. Other theories finger pollution and toxins in the environment as culprits. Additional studies offer conflicting data about a vitamin D deficiency or a too-early i n t r o d u c t i o n o f c o w ’s milk or gluten into a baby’s diet. Sumpter says she welcomes all these ideas because they’re

getting people thinking of Type 1 in fresh ways that could lead to new cures. “Intellectually, it’s an exciting time for doctors and patients,” she says. “I think we’re getting closer to clues that can help us reduce the risk of developing diabetes and can lead to much better treatment for Type 1 and Type 2 and potentially even a cure for Type 1.” Poché says she makes coffee when she gets up in the morning, checks her blood sugar and watches her diet. She checks her blood sugar before playi n g t e n n i s , a s s h e ’s learned that exercise can cause her blood sugar to drop. “I’m still very active, and I’ve lost 20 pounds,” she says. “I look and feel pretty darn good now.”

ORLANDO, Fla. — Retired textbook editor Linda Lipofsky may be the last Central Floridian to move back into a home damaged by the hurricanes of 2004. Late October marked her return to the threebedroom home in south Orange County, Fla., where she had planned to spend the rest of her life — before hurricanes Charley and Jeanne destroyed the roof. It took eight years of displacement and contractor mishaps before she found a team of volunteers, sponsors and nonprofits to rebuild it for her. “I always wanted to get back in it,” said the 66-year-old grandmother, who had paid off the home’s mortgage long ago. She added with a laugh: “I’m old and poor.” Few Central Florida residents were immune from Charley’s 90 mph wrath on Aug. 13, 2004. The strongest hurricane to enter Southwest Florida since Hurricane Donna in 1960, Charley slanted northeastward across the state, leaving 1.5 million Central Floridians without electricity for days. It was blamed for billions of dollars in insured losses. Standing recently in the like-new kitchen that she had waited 3,000 days to reclaim, Lipofsky recounted the beginning of her odyssey. “I was alone in the house, and it was being bombarded,” she said of Charley as it raked the Meadow Woods community where she lived. “Shingles were coming off. They were all over every place, and I saw one part of the ceiling about to fall in.” In the days that followed, she had a tarp draped over the remains of her roof, but the plastic sheet didn’t last long: Three weeks later, Hurricane Frances hit, and three weeks after that, Hurricane Jeanne blew through. The tarp blew off during Jeanne, and torrential rains seeped inside, ruining the home’s walls, electrical wiring and floors. From there, Lipofsky’s story stands as a cautionary tale for homeowners left to pick up the remains from a disaster. Under the supervision of a contractor, unskilled workers never completed any of the work. She balked when a contractor was preparing to install shingles that had been recalled, and she said he then stretched out the job. One company took money for materials but then disappeared to seek work in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit there in 2005. Her insurance company, which reimbursed her $84,000 for materials, labor and temporary housing, went out of business.About a year after the disaster, workers had done little, and her insurance stopped the

reimbursements for temporary housing, so Lipofsky moved back into the shell of a house. It had concrete floors and one electrical outlet, which was in her bedroom. To bathe, she said, she would fill a hot pot with water, plug it into the outlet, heat the water and pour it into the bathtub. She would repeat the ritual nine times until the tub had some standing water. Early each morning, she was one of the first to work at Harcourt Inc.; in the evening, she was one of the last to leave. And on weekends, she spent a lot of time visiting her daughter in downtown Orlando. The former schoolteacher also tried to pursue the absentee contractors. She sued one and filed complaints with the state but got no results. She wrote to everyone from members of Congress to Oprah Winfrey. Then, in 2007, she was laid off from the publishing company. By 2009, she had enough of her patchedup existence and moved in with her daughter — but her daughter forbade her from talking about the house. “She said, ‘If you’re going to be in my house, you’re not going to constantly drag things down by constantly talking about the (Meadow Woods) house,” Lipofsky said. “And she was right.” Lipofsky, who had worked hard to pay off the mortgage years before, could not rent the house or sell it. Laid-off and displaced, she returned to the house on Carolina Woods Lane once or twice a week to feed two cats — the schedule recommended by the vet, she said. It was on HGTV that her daughter saw a promotion for a program that reclaimed houses ruined in disasters. The two began emailing the group and soon connected with Rebuilding Together. Volunteers from that nonprofit and from the Orlando office of CBRE Group, a commercialreal-estate brokerage, started working on the house in August. Grip-Rite, a construction-products dealer, donated equipment and about $50,000. “We are happy to help Ms. Lipofsky get back on her feet by contributing to the rebuild and providing her with a safe home,” said Ken Fishbein, chief executive of PrimeSource Building Products Inc., distributor of Grip-Rite products.Members of those organizations and hired crews worked to complete the repairs and renovations. Tim Parsons, associate director of Rebuilding Together, said Lipofsky has asked for little. “I remember Linda said to me when I first met her: ‘Just give me my kitchen so I can live here,’” he said.



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Solar Kiwanis The Solar Kiwanis Club met at Noon on Nov. 5, at Little Apple Brewing Company with 18 members and two guests present. The meeting was led by President Vera Williams. The song “America” was led by Jim Bach; The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Karl Kandt; and the Invocation was given by John Fajen. The club showed the new club meeting plaque which will go up in Little Apple Brewing Company Restaurant. It was announced that the division four governor’s official visit will be at Riley Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, on Nov. 17, beginning at 9:30 a.m. There will be a meeting of the 2013 convention planning committee immediately following the Governor’s official visit. The Solar Board of Directors will meet at the Bluestem Bistro on Nov. 13, at noon. Jim Sharp introduced the program for the day, which was Anne Smith and Joye Smith of the Area Transportation Authority. They spoke on the growth, services and current status of the ATA Bus system. The program on Nov. 12, will be introduced by Chad Tepe, and will be Drew Sperah, video coordinator of the KSU Men’s Basketball program. Solar Kiwanis meets each Monday noon at Little Apple Brewing Company. Visitors and prospective members are welcome and appreciated. Reservations are not necessary.

Polly Ogden DAR The Polly Ogden chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution met on Oct. 20. The club met at the Manhattan Public Library. Regent Nancy Williams presided and hostesses were Nancy Webb, Paula Ellis, Dorothy Dickerhoof and Patty Wadick. A program was presented by chapter member Terry Healy and some winners of the National History Day Competition. The winners, Joseph Hirsch, Emily Armbrust, Jacob Clanton and Sinna Hanna, are all students in Manhattan schools and Ms. Healy is their advisor for history day projects. During the meeting, officers gave their monthly reports. Committee reports were also given, including sunshine committee, DAR American Spirit Magazine, publicity, project patriot, national defense, commemorative events, American History, and constitution w eek. During the meeting, Regent Nancy Williams shared a book about Ellen Walworth, one of the NSDAR founders, Historian Peggy Flouer talked about the entire committee of 18 women and one man who founded the society 120 years ago, and new members were voted on and approved. Other plans were discussed for charitable and community projects including nominating a Kansas teacher for NSDAR’s American History teacher of the year, plans for participating in the Veteran’s Day parade, and helping with wreaths across America, a project that decorates military graves in December. The next meeting will be on Nov. 17 at 9:30 a.m. at the Manhattan Public Library. The program will be a panel discussion with female World War II veterans sharing their wartime experiences.

Manhattan Duplicate Bridge Linda Schottler and Jerry Best won first in the duplicate bridge game on Nov. 5. Charlie Vaughn and Mike Kelly were second. Sherry Downey and Jackie Brewer were third; Katha Hurt and Mory Mort were fourth and Leeroi McTamany and Nelson Love were fifth. The club meets each Monday at 1 p.m. at the Riley County Seniors Service Center at 412 Leavenworth. We welcome new players. For a partner or for more information, contact Sue Danker at (785) 537-1701.

4-H Council The November meeting of the Riley County 4-H Council was held on Nov. 5. Riley County 4-H Ambassador Sam Wilcox reported that the ambassadors would



have a float in the mayor's spirit of the holidays lighted parade. They are asking 4-H-ers to join them for the parade and for hot chocolate afterwards. When the committees reported to the council, the achievement celebration committee reported that they considered this year's celebration to be a success. They are already starting on plans for next year’s. The fashion revue committee announced that they would keep Westview Community Church as the location and that they would be addressing a few complaints. The gavel games committee announced that gavel games would be held on Jan. 26, at Blue Valley High School. During new business, the council voted to donate money to support the Riley County 4-H Hippology Team for their trip to nationals. We voted to recommend to the Riley County Fair Board that the junior division not be removed from the round robin showmanship contest. While we recognized the concerns for the kid's safety, we recommended leaving the decision up to the parents and youth. We then elected Brad Streeter and Tom Oakley to the Riley County 4-H Foundation. We also elected Becki Bohnenblust, Sandy Glessner and Jessica Boeckman to the trips and awards committee. Finally, we elected council officers for the next year. Our new President is Garrison Olds, Vice President is Emma Glessner and Secretary is April Ascher. Our new Financial Liaison is Megan Ewell, Reporter is Katherine Culbertson and Parliamentarian is Wade Stroda. It was then announced that our next meeting would be held on Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.

Domestic Science Club Members of domestic science club met at the Manhattan Public Library for the November meeting. Hostesses Carol Barta, Doris Beckhauer, Nancy Bowen and Christy Gray served delicious refreshments using a fall theme. 28 members and one associate member, Edna Bryant, answered roll call. We were pleased to have Linda Knupp, director of the Manhattan Public Library as our speaker. She showed the club the programs provided by the library for children and showed tables charting the growth of patrons using the library since the previous expansion in 1998. The variety of offerings for children are exemplary, and the growth in participation in these programs has far exceeded the population growth of the city precipitating the need for the current expansion of the children's portion. President Jan Janasek

read a biography of each of our deceased members, Jima Danielson and Arlene Hopkins. Marcy Allen presented the suggestions of her committee for titles of books to donate to the library in memory of Jima and Arlene, which would be an expression of each of their personalities. Jima's birthplace and early life in Hawaii and will be memorialized by a DK Eyewitness Travel Guide of Hawaii. Arlene's love for her Scottish background will be expressed with a book about Scotland, "Land of Lochs and Glens." The December meeting will be held in the parlor of the harris activity center at First United Methodist Church on Dec. 6. Hostesses will be Ila Morrill, Jan McIntosh, Margaret Walker and Marion Boydston. Those with birthdays in November are Dorris Beckenhauer, JoAnn Edwards, Sybil Converse, Barbara Withee, Margaret Walker, Mary Lou Basham and Carol Barta.

MAREA The meeting of the Manhattan area retired educators association met Nov. 7 at the Riley County Seniors Service Center. The meeting was called to order by President-Elect Betty Kandt. Fran Kahler led the singing of “God Bless America” followed by the flag salute. Liz Beikmann introduced Dr. Graham Rose who presented the program on “Medicine and Disease in the Mid 19th Century in Kansas”. He told how most illnesses in the early days in Kansas were tended by the mothers, grandmothers or aunts. The requirements to become a physician were few, if any, and most illnesses and injuries were treated with home remedies. Some of the common illness at the time were tuberculosis, typhoid fever and whooping cough.Minutes of the October meeting were approved as printed. Jack Larson, treasurer, reported that we had three new members and the board had approved a donation of $200 to the public library expansion project. J.Lester Hopper reported that 24 people had attended the tour of MHS and Lee school. Carroll Hess said that he had helped with the kids vote on Election Day. Pat Notestein reported that the October community service project for November was the Ogden Friendship House and December would be donations only for the Humane Society. Joyce Leach reported that the holiday luncheon committee was talking reservations for the Dec. 5 luncheon, which will be held at the First Lutheran Church and catered by Ricky’s of Hannover. Cost will be $10 and members should send reservations to Ruth Morgan by Nov. 27.

CHICAGO — As soon as Michael Overman announced that he was gay, the Southern Baptist church that raised him — that led him to attend an evangelical Christian college, and inspired him to pursue ministry — left him feeling abandoned. He stayed estranged from Christianity for about six years before eventually finding his way to Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, a congregation in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood that welcomes gays and lesbians. Reinvigorated by the church’s acceptance, he enrolled at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., and sought ordination in his new denomination. But the United Methodist Church does not ordain gay clergy in committed relationships. That created a predicament for Overman, who joined his partner in a civil union last spring. He knew he could try keeping his relationship private as some partnered gay clergy opt to do. But that approach made him uncomfortable. “If I’m going to be in ministry, I’m going to be in ministry as my whole self,” said Overman, 28. “When I look at Christian faith, it was always Christ’s mission to restore people in the community and restore people to wholeness. It didn’t make sense to me to go into ministry as a closeted person. That felt inauthentic.” Following a number of gay and lesbian former Methodists who find themselves unable to serve in the church that cultivated their calling, Overman withdrew from the denomination last month to seek ordination instead in the Disciples of Christ Church, which accepts openly gay clergy in committed relationships. The departure of Overman and others spotlights the internal drama in one of the last mainline Protestant denominations that require gay clergy to stay celibate. Methodist teaching states that the practice of homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teaching. But many Methodist clergy and congregations don’t share that point of view. This includes Holy Covenant, one of the first Methodist churches to have a female pastor in the 1970s when women were first ordained. The Rev. Matthew Johnson, pastor of Holy Covenant now, said the congregation’s acceptance can perplex people like Over-

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man who don’t fully grasp that the Lakeview congregation is an anomaly. Last year, Johnson joined more than 200 elders, deacons and pastors in the church’s Northern Illinois Conference who pledged to defy national church policy and bless same-sex unions. “Holy Covenant is this little pocket of resistance,” Johnson said. “Because of the work we’re doing to bring about justice in our denomination, we have to be honest with everybody. The way that we are is not the way the rest of the church is.” Johnson said he and Overman discussed two options. Overman could wait until the church changed its teachings or he could forge ahead in trying to become a minister and see how far he got in the process before his civil union became an obstacle. Overman chose the latter, knowing it would take a miracle to be as transparent as he wanted to be and continue in the process, Johnson said. Still, Overman wasn’t entirely transparent. Instead of naming his partner or referring to his husband, he spoke of “a significant other” on his application. When a local committee charged with certifying him for ordination warned him about the ambiguous language, he instantly felt uneasy. But the panel never asked whether his significant other was a man or a woman, and it encouraged him to move forward in the process. Nevertheless, “it felt more like an attack than an affirmation,” he said. “I left that meeting feeling really broken and uncertain and really hurt. I had compromised myself, and I had not been my whole self. If that’s how the process was going to continue, then I couldn’t do it.” “Practicing ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ in a ministry context is pushing people

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to sin,” Overman added. “Thou shalt not lie.” A blog item he wrote about his experience for Reconciling Ministries Network, a Methodist gay rights advocacy group, has since gone viral. Bishop Sally Dyck, head of the church’s Northern Illinois Conference, met with Overman regarding his decision to leave. She insisted that the church does not take a “don’t ask, don’t tell” approach. “We are saddened to lose a gifted person going toward ministry,” she said. “‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ is not the approach taken when referring to the church law, which bars the ordination or appointment of ‘selfavowed practicing homosexuals.’ The district committee appreciated and respected Michael’s honesty about his personal relationship and in turn had to be honest with Michael about the reality that the Board of Ordained Ministry is bound by the current laws in the Book of Discipline. “This is the tension our denomination continues to struggle with and discerns as the United Methodist Church also acknowledges in the Book of Discipline that all persons are of sacred worth,” she added. The Rev. Scott Field, pastor of Wheatland Salem Church, a Methodist congregation in Naperville, supports the Methodists’ celibacy requirement for gay clergy, which has been on the books since 1972. He doesn’t question the vocation of aspiring clergy who happen to be gay and in committed relationships. But he believes they should, like Overman, seek ordination in North American churches that don’t have the same requirement. Methodists must honor a global consensus on the issue, he said.

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Nov. 12-16 — ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Mini Bagels or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Pancakes with Sausage or Mini Burger Sliders, Sweet Potato Puffs, Canned Pears, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: ChocoChip Coffee Cake or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Beef Soft Taco or Pulled Chicken Taco, Yellow Corn, Lettuce & Tomato, Canned Apricots, Churro, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Frudel or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Giggles or Fruit & Yogurt Parfait, Potato Wedges, Side Salad, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk. THURSDAY- Breakfast: Apple Cinnamon Loaf or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Smoked Turkey, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Traditional Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Pumpkin Pie Mousse, Milk. FRIDAY- Breakfast: Mini Maple Pancakes or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Popcorn Chicken or String Cheese & Crackers, Curly Fries, Baked Beans, Applesauce, Milk.

— MIDDLE SCHOOLS — MONDAY- Breakfast: ChocoChip Coffee Cake or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs, Potato Wedges, Fresh Broccoli, Applesauce, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Scrambled eggs or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Mixed Vegetables, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Mini Burger Sliders, Tater Tots, Baked Beans, Canned Pears, Milk. THURSDAY - Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Smoked Turkey, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Traditional Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Pumpkin Pie Mousse, Milk. FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL TODAY!

— HIGH SCHOOL EAST CAMPUS — MONDAY- Breakfast: ChocoChip Coffee Cake or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Crispy Chicken Nuggets w/Roll, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Side Salad, Canned Pears, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Scrambled eggs or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Soft Taco w/Churro, Refried Beans, Baby Carrots, Lettuce & Tomato, Pineapple Tidbits, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs, Potato Wedges, Broccoli w/Cheese, Fruit Cocktail, Milk. THURSDAY - Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Smoked Turkey, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Traditional Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Pumpkin Pie Mousse, Milk. FRIDAY - Breakfast: Mini Maple Pancakes or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: BBQ Pork Sandwich, Sweet Potato Puffs, Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce, Snickerdoodle Cookie, Milk.

— HIGH SCHOOL WEST CAMPUS — MONDAY- Breakfast: ChocoChip Coffee Cake, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Crispy Chicken Nuggets w/Roll or Cheeseburger, Curly Fries, Mixed Vegetables, Sugar Cookie, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Scrambled eggs, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Beef Soft Taco or Shredded Chicken Taco, Refried Beans, Yellow Corn, Lettuce & Tomato, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: General Tso’s Chicken w/Rice or BBQ Pork Sandwich, Au Gratin Potatoes, Steamed Carrots, Fresh Broccoli, Milk. THURSDAY - Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Smoked Turkey, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Traditional Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Pumpkin Pie Mousse, Milk. FRIDAY - Breakfast: Mini Maple Pancakes, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken and Rice Casserole or Mini Burger Sliders, Potato Wedges, Broccoli w/Cheese, Red Bell Pepper Strips, Milk.




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Brownback an unwilling partner Governor should elaborate health-care action


ov. Sam Brownback has long opposed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare. He has returned more than $31 million in seed money that would have helped Kansas set up a health-care exchange, a marketplace where consumers could compare and choose health plans. And he has refused to allow Kansas to comply with federal guidelines, first insisting that the Supreme Court would rule Obamacare unconstitutional and then insisting that when Mitt Romney became president, he would issue a grand waiver that would render the issue moot. All the while, Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger has tried to persuade the governor to at least put Kansas in position to set up its own exchange. She had prepared a partnership application that would have enabled the state to handle management and consumer assistance, and, with legislative approval, likely would have received federal funding to help build the partnership exchange. But the new Kansas Legislature, filled with conservatives who ran against Obamacare, would not likely accept the money. As for the governor, he doesn’t want the state to have any more to do with Obamacare than is necessary. In fact, rather than ensure that Kansas has as much control over the exchanges as possible, he has decided to leave it in the hands of the federal government. Not only is it ironic that he would abdicate state control to the federal government, but federal control comes in the person of former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who sought to expand health care in Kansas and is now secre-

tary of the Department of Health and Human Services. In announcing his rejection of a state health-care exchange last week, the governor said Kansans regard Obamacare as “an overreach by Washington.” He also said, “My administration will not partner with the federal government to create a state-federal partnership exchange because we will not benefit from it, and implementing it could cost Kansas taxpayers millions of dollars.” He’s not alone; Missouri and other conservative states also have rejected Obamacare. Unfortunately, Gov. Brownback doesn’t explain how participating would cost millions of dollars more than not participating — an argument he didn’t make when he thought Obamacare would fall to the Supreme Court or a Romney presidency. In fact, by rejecting the money, the governor has cost Kansas the tens of millions of dollars that the federal government was more then willing to invest in a Kansas insurance exchange. Nor does Gov. Brownback elaborate on how Kansas would not benefit from a state-run exchange. Commissioner Praeger, a nationally respected insurance expert who is motivated more by the desire to meet Kansas residents’ insurance needs than by ideology, is convinced the exchange would benefit the state. If, as the governor says, a health care exchange partnership will cost Kansans millions more than not participating, he owes Kansans an explanation as to how and over what time period. Otherwise, he ought to recognize that Obamacare is the law of the land and make the transition as smooth as possible.


Sadly, Bulgarians have come to despise, blame the elderly B ulgarians hate old people. I’m not kidding. In the latest Eurobarometer survey, 58 percent of us admitted to disliking the elderly, making them even more reviled than the Roma —quite a feat in Bulgaria. No wonder nobody ever gets up to give them a seat on the tram. Long ago, our society revered grandparents as fonts of wisdom. But today’s young people don’t want to take advice from the generation that endured communism. The old are blamed for enabling the totalitarian system. More to the point, they are blamed for the shambles of postcommunist reality known as the transition, in which their children and grandchildren struggle

to live. Their pensions are see as an onerous burden on the budget to be paid to people who failed to generate wealth in their own time. That’s partly because there are fewer and fewer young people to pay taxes to fund these pensions. In the past decade, nearly 200,000 young people have moved abroad to chase material success and worldly comfort. In a cohesive society, people would be glad to part with a small sum so that old people would be forced to dig through the garbage or fall into starvation. Ours, though, is a callous society. Rusian Jordanov Standart, Bulgaria

■ ETCETERA James Davis, 73, has been ordered by the town of Stevenson, Ala., to disinter his wife’s body from his front yard and bury it in a cemetery. The front yard is where she wanted to be, said Davis, and this way he can visit her every time he walks outside. Davis, who is challenging the order at the Court of Appeals, feels singled out. He says people in Stevenson “have raised pigs in their yard,” have “horses in the road here” and “gravesites here all over the place.”

Letters to the Editor Volunteers who deliver meals provide a vital service To the Editor: The article in Monday’s Mercury featuring Anita Taylor, head cook at the Riley County Seniors’ Service Center, did a nice job of highlighting the senior meals program administered by the North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging. As the article accurately notes, Anita and her staff do yeoman’s work to prepare 30-40 nutritious and tasty meals each day that are served on-site by volunteers. However, a detail missing in the article was the fact that Anita and her staff also prepare around 100 meals each day that are delivered to homebound seniors. Who delivers those meals, you might ask? A cadre of nearly 50 dedicated volunteers delivers the meals each week. Volunteers arrive each day to pick up coolers packed with meals and head out on one of 10 routes to deliver much-appreciated meals to senior citizens in their homes. Volunteers come from all walks of life and unselfishly donate their time and the gas in their cars to ensure that seniors in our community receive at least one meal each day. If you have some time, we’re always in need of volunteers. People are needed who can deliver on a regular basis, but we also need people who can fill in when one of our regular drivers needs to cancel. If you’re interested in volunteering,

please give me a call mornings at (785) 587-2462. Vickie Korroch Area Agency on Aging Meals Program 301 N. Fourth St.

Medical-surgical nurses are greatly appreciated To the Editor: Medical-surgical nurses focus every day on caring compassionately for patients and families. The Academy of MedicalSurgical Nurses has designated a special week to highlight these nurses. Mercy Regional Health Center participated Nov. 1-7 in a national celebration of medicalsurgical nurses during MedicalSurgical Nurses Week. Medical-surgical nurses possess specialized skills and knowledge of the entire spectrum of nursing care. They make a difference by building the profession of nursing and the medical-surgical nursing specialty, mentoring and nurturing one another, advocating for patients and families, serving our community through care and education and improving patient care. The special week was also meant to raise awareness of the medical-surgical nursing specialty among other nurses. In one of the most diverse nursing specialties practiced today, medical-surgical nurses care for adult patients in a broad range of settings, applying their expert knowledge to all body systems and disease processes. I would like to say “Thank-

you” to all our medical-surgical nurses for their flexibility, their faithfulness to their work and advocating for patients and families. You are appreciated! Carol Couchman Staff Development Specialist Mercy Regional Health Center P.O. Box 1289

My purse is safe, thanks to God, saints and friends To the Editor: “Haste made waste!” To make a long story short, I would like to publicly thank my friend Linda Ide and her friend Patti Ballowe for risking their lives and limbs to retrieve my purse and scoop up its contents from off of Marlatt Avenue late in the afternoon of Oct. 9. Special thanks go first to our God, St. Anthony of Padua (patron of lost articles) and St. Jude (patron of impossible situations), for interceding on my behalf. A word of advice to all women: Zip up or close your purses wherever you have them, especially in vehicles, when it is not necessary for them to be open! Linda said finding my purse and its contents, and being able to return it to me was enough reward. NO!!! I shall make a donation to the Flint Hills Breadbasket in recognition of their special efforts and especially good deed. God, the saints and friends are SO GOOD! Marie Ward Route 6

Greece drinks the hemlock 2012 N.Y. Times


reece’s Parliament did what it had to do on Thursday. Despite some defections from the ruling centrist coalition, lawmakers narrowly approved a $23 billion package of new austerity measures, including further spending cuts to social services, pensions and public salaries, as well as tax increases demanded by Greece’s European lenders. In return, the troika of official creditors — the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — promise to consider, but not guarantee, reducing the punitive interest rates they charge Greece for bailout loans and unlocking a $40 billion aid payment Athens needs to avoid a default on its debts. No responsible Greek lawmaker could have ignored the terrible consequences of voting no. But no one can dismiss the threat to social stability from these cuts. Even Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, who fought hard to push the package through Parliament, characterized the cuts it imposed

as ‘‘unfair.’’ The fact is, just about everything in this austerity package has been tried before and failed disastrously. These steps will do nothing to make Greece’s debts more payable, bring its budgets closer to balance or help make the reforms Greece needs to revive its economy. Instead they will further shrink an economy that has already shrunk by an astounding 25 percent in recent years, making fiscal improvement nearly impossible. The austerity approach was supposed to reduce Greece’s ratio of debt to gross domestic product. But that ratio has grown, despite debt write-offs and bailouts, because the economy has contracted so much. The new package is expected to shrink it an additional 9 percent. Greece cannot pay off its debts when it is shutting down its economy. It has to put people back to work. The only way forward is through more debt write-offs and low-interest European loans, and by opening up restricted job markets. But measures that extend and

deepen Greece’s severe recession are certain to intensify public opposition to labor market reforms that could increase an unemployment rate already over 25 percent. And imposing new fuel taxes and health care charges will hurt ordinary people and make a tax system that is scandalously unfair even more so. Ordinary Greeks are losing confidence in a political system they feel has failed to protect them from economic ruin. Greek lawmakers know this but feel compelled to do as their European creditors ask. And, we suspect, many of those creditors also know that more austerity is not the answer. But so far, they have been unwilling to challenge the leader of Europe’s biggest economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, who continues to believe that only economic punishment will push Greeks to reform. It may be a winning political formula in Germany, where Merkel stands for re-election next year. But it is a profound, and profoundly unnecessary, tragedy for Greece.

16-year-olds are too idiotic to vote L

owering the voting age is the worst idea ever. Scotland has proposed allowing 16-year-olds to vote in the independence referendum — perhaps because young people are big supporters of independence. And now some are calling for the voting age in the rest of the U.K. to be 16. Do the adults who support this plan have amnesia? I was a complete idiot at 16, and even

though I don’t know you, I’m pretty confident you were too. When my mother told me I couldn’t pierce my nose, for example, I took a stud and super-glued it on, causing a permanent scar. I ruined the ceiling in my bedroom by nailing trash bags to it so it would look like the night sky. The very last thing I should have been given was any power in making important

decisions that affect everyone. And that was then. Surely nobody would argue now that British youths are getting more responsible and politically aware. If this proposal becomes law, I shudder to think who could be elected. Then again, who knows, Dappy from N-Dubz might actually make a great prime minister. Polly Hudson, Daily Mirror





Once homeless vet on a new mission China’s new Petula Dvorak Washington Post


ASHINGTON — Every night in America, about 70,000 veterans sleep on the streets. For 30 years, Gerard Thomas was one of them. A paranoid schizophrenic, Thomas took a long time to get back indoors after serving in a stateside military hospital during the Vietnam War. In and out of prison, mental institutions and straitjackets for decades, sleeping on park benches, in doorways or in the woods, Thomas was living proof of the holes in our social safety net. He kept looking for help, he said, but like many veterans of that war, all he heard was “No.” “Back then, people didn’t understand how damaged we were,” said Thomas, 62, who now devotes his life to helping homeless veterans. It was hard to tell, but we just held a wartime presidential election. While the hot topic was the 1 percent who rule the nation’s finances, few words were given to the 1 percent who fight the nation’s wars. And here we are, marking another Veterans Day weekend, when vets get offered restaurant discounts and free Slurpees while thousands of

their comrades are living on the streets. Thomas goes to those places where he once slept and tries to find the homeless veterans. “I hated people. Hated them,” the Army veteran said. Today, he has an apartment, a bike, a big desk he bought online and a threecomputer workstation. He also has a mission. There are veterans fresh out of Iraq or Afghanistan who returned to find their personal world collapsed and a barren job market. Some need assistance to stay off the streets, Thomas says. “I am certified and certifiable,” quips Thomas, who works as a certified peer counselor to homeless veterans and mental-health patients with Pathways to Housing. The Department of Veterans Affairs and Pathways recently partnered to use housing vouchers and federal benefits to help low-income vets get under a roof and get stable. And they’re using folks like Thomas, who has been there and understands the unique difficulty that homeless vets face, to get other vets help.

He got his apartment eight years ago, when Pathways began its radical program to get chronically homeless folks off the street by simply putting them in apartments, few questions asked. “There is nothing like indoor plumbing,” he said. ”And a medicine cabinet.” Between hospitalizations, court dates, prison sentences and nights in the clink over those three lost decades, Thomas cost the government hundreds of thousands of dollars. A court-records search of Thomas turns up a long list of assaults, weapons charges, knives, guns, fugitive alerts. Today, as a functioning member of society who goes to work,

creates Web pages and smiles at passersby, he survives with the help of a $202 monthly housing subsidy. And he battles voices in his mind. “It took me a while to accept them but not allow them to control me.” Sometimes when someone talks about children or marriage, he drifts. It reminds him of a happy year in a little apartment off Alabama Avenue, when he was working for the phone company and he and his wife had two kids. “On nights we went up on the roof, and saw the stars in each other’s eyes,” he says. He lost it all when those voices drowned his head. He lost his wife, his friends, his family. He hasn’t spoken to his kids in 15 years. “There are things you can’t undo,” he said. Instead, he spends every day trying to keep other veterans from losing everything, too. “I would give anything — anything — to make sure that nobody goes down that road I went down. Lost 30 years. It didn’t have to happen.”

We forgot the disaster Amity Shlaes Bloomberg News Service


GOP: Take the hint; move to the middle Bonnie Erbe Scripps Howard News Service


ow many mistakes did Republicans make in the 2012 political season? They are so numerous, it is hard to count. Probably the biggest lesson from Tuesday’s election is that a party cannot back a candidate who has been on all sides of every issue. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was for abortion rights before he was against them. He was for health care reform before he was against it. And so on. His campaign will evoke the memory of the Etch-aSketch toy, based on an unfortunate but oh-so-true remark by a Romney campaign aide who explained that his candidate would transition from the extremely conservative positions he’d taken during the primary by shaking the Etch-a-Sketch, erasing the picture and starting all over again. This is not the 1970s and former President Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy” is no longer viable. A candidate simply cannot pick up enough Electoral College votes by cobbling together most of the South and much of the Midwest and ceding the cities on both coasts to the other side. Ah, and then let’s remember that abortion rights and access to contraception are now critical issues for women voters. That has not been the case since the 1980s. But when a string of Republican candidates for Congress came out with a series of unbelievably backward statements about contraceptives, female biology, rape and pregnancy, women voters took notice. Democrats have been waiting for decades to work reproductive rights back into the national political dialogue, and Todd Akin of Missouri, Richard Mourdock of Indiana and Joe Walsh of Illinois did it for them. Women made history in Congress last week. Republican Deb Fischer of Nebraska and Democrats Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and

Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota won their respective races for U.S. Senate, bringing to 19 the number of seats women will hold in that chamber. Baldwin also will be the first openly gay senator. New Hampshire will have an all-female congressional delegation, and the state’s voters elected Democrat Maggie Hassan to be its governor. Among women voters, 54 percent supported Obama and 44 percent chose Romney. The coalition that allowed Democrats to recapture the White House and maintain control of the Senate was made up of women, young voters, Hispanics, AfricanAmericans, urban voters and college-educated voters. That is the coalition of tomorrow as we become a much more diverse nation. Republicans, however, were not without their victories. They maintained control of the U.S. House and the vast majority of governorships. Republicans must decide within the next few months whether they want to build a base made up of religious conservatives and older white voters. No party ever wants to drop a constituency that helps make up its base. But Republicans face intrinsic problems if they want to try to keep these groups. Religious conservatives will not stick with the GOP if it doesn’t maintain its hard-line stance on social issues, the old “God, guns and gays” trilogy. Young Americans simply don’t see a problem with samesex marriage; as long as GOP politicians campaign against it, they will continue to lose young voters. The same is true, to a lesser extent, of reproductive rights. It has seemed that the GOP coalition of the future is also one of the GOP coalitions of the past. Republicans need to emphasize fiscal issues and de-emphasize socially conservative issues. They need to return to the days of the so-called Rockefeller Republicans. Do I believe they will do that? No, I think they’re going to have stomach more significant losses until they learn their lessons.

o Americans suddenly like tax increases and bigger government? Or did they simply forget what happens when you raise taxes and make government larger? Advocates of higher taxes prevailed in the presidential and legislative races, and resoundingly. Yet the outcomes for the many propositions and initiatives on ballots across the country also require review. These votes suggest Americans are indeed looking at government and taxation differently. The conventional wisdom before election night was that ballot initiatives were separate. Voters may not mind voting for someone who might permit higher taxes down the road. But the same citizens, we told ourselves, would hesitate to vote yes on a precise rate increase on the page before them. Tax rebellions tend to start at the state level — think of Proposition 13 in California a generation ago. Evidence of this aversion to taxes was provided by the National Taxpayers Union. Looking at 2011, the NTU found that voters favored 60 percent of state initiatives that would reduce the burden of government, while backing only 44 percent of measures that would expand government. The NTU also found that of 648 measures to raise taxes or expand budgets, 330 passed, slightly more than half. But interestingly, 37 out of 46 local measures to limit government or reduce taxes passed. This “hesitation theory” suggested that voters this year might reject big tax initiatives and endorse initiatives

that rejected taxes, such as the effort to amend the New Hampshire state constitution to ban an income tax in perpetuity. That’s not what happened. voters there not only chose Democrats in the congressional and governor’s races but also failed to muster the two-thirds majority necessary to support the income tax ban. In California, two siblings from the powerful Munger clan were testing the contention that voters tend to reject tax increases. Philanthropist Molly Munger, daughter of billionaire Charles Munger, bet tens of millions on a tax-increase initiative that would have raised rates to finance K12 education. Her brother, Charles Munger Jr., poured millions into defeating another version of a tax increase, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30. Molly Munger’s bet lost, soundly. Yet voters backed Brown’s income tax rate increase. This is a sea change, though not quite the kind Democrats will advertise. It has been a long time since Californians exploded with rage over property taxes and since the economy struggled under the egregious interventions of the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations. Voters don’t really recall the 1970s, or what a mess strange tax regimes yielded. So they aren’t aware of the strong possibility that the new mandate for tax increases and bigger government is likely to yield similar economic challenges. We will have to repeat history if we are going to remember it. Amity Shlaes is director of the Four Percent Growth Project at the Bush Institute.

Gay marriage march 2012 Los Angeles Times


t took a long time for same-sex marriage to win at the ballot box, but when it finally happened Tuesday, it happened in a big way. In the states where voters considered measures to recognize gay marriage rights — Maine, Maryland and Washington — all three won approval. Minnesota voters rejected a measure that would have embedded a ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution. Let’s not fool ourselves: This nation has a long way to go before all gay and lesbian couples enjoy full marriage rights. Most states ban gay marriage. But that is going to change. Polls over the last several years have shown steady increases in acceptance of same-sex marriage. The changing attitudes were visible in more than just the four states with ballot measures. In Iowa, for instance, state Supreme Court Justice David Wiggins kept his seat even though social conservatives sought his ouster because he was among the justices to rule in 2009 that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Equal marriage rights advocates were elected to legislatures in several states, and lawmakers in a few said they will introduce marriage bills. And the nation for the first time elected a president who openly supports same-sex marriage (Obama said in 2008 he opposed same-sex marriage but later changed his mind) and whose party adopted that stance in its platform, something that couldn’t have happened a decade ago.

The nation is on a long, jagged ride that sometimes moves us closer to full marriage equality and then turns disappointingly back. In 2009, Maine’s governor signed a marriage rights bill into law; voters overrode it. Last week, they changed their minds. As Tuesday’s election showed, through a combination of legislative efforts and ballot measures, gay marriage is working its bumpy way forward. But when lawmakers or voters deprive gay and lesbian couples of their civil rights — as California voters did when they approved Proposition 8 in 2008 — then it falls to the courts to step in and set things right. A federal appeals court did just that in California, declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional. In less than two weeks, the U.S. Supreme Court will consider whether to let that ruling stand. We like to think that if Californians had been considering Proposition 8 all over again on Tuesday, they would have rejected it. At this point, though, it’s up to the nation’s high court to make clear what California voters failed to recognize: The right to wed should not be denied on the basis of sexual orientation.

leader faces major issues Role of Communist Party in capitalism is unclear Dale R. Herspring Contributing Writer


ne of the problems Communist regimes face is succession that is neither regularized nor transparent. We observed such a process in North Korea. Now that Pyongyang’s succession crisis appears over, specialists are trying to figure out what Kim-Jung-un’s rise to power means for North Korea and the world. More recently, China has gone through the process of succession. At the 18th Communist Party Conference that opened Nov. 8, Xi Jinping replaced Hu Jintao, who was General Secretary of the Communist Party for 10 years. Xi will take over the world’s most populous nation as well as a growing economic power a result of the “capitalistic” reforms China introduced in 1992. In spite of what is written about China’s economic rise, Xi and his colleagues face daunting problems that could slow economic growth and perhaps even upset its political stability. Beijing has been trying to prove that it can remain Communist while embracing capitalism. Indeed, many of the country’s biggest capitalists are welcomed into the party, something that must cause Karl Marx to turn over in his grave. China wants to retain the Communist Party structure in order to maintain political control while China continues its transition from a developing to a developed country. One problem is that a good part of the population is beginning to resent the existence of a party, whose ideology makes little or no sense in a world of wide open capitalism. Some even contend that the party is reaching a crisis of legitimacy. With the exception of a few “old-timers” who remain convinced that communism remains the wave of the future, communism is increasingly showing its irrelevance. For many Chinese, the idea of the state serving the people — as by Mao tse-tung — is a thing of the past. The concern — and a legitimate one — is that if the party liberalizes and permits dissent, the experiment may get out of control. For example, a free press would help in uncovering corruption, but it would almost certainly indict a number of top officials. Beijing remains very concerned about this, as is evident from its efforts to control the Internet. There are reports of individuals who get around government controllers, but when discovered, they are put out of business. The issue would arise if government officials were answerable to the courts. It would increasingly undermine their authority. This is one reason some fear that it is only a matter of time before the Communist Party of China goes the way of the Soviet Communist Party — in other words, implodes. Such a development could undermine the capitalist experiment and, perhaps even lead to the break-up of the country. Meanwhile, as is the case in Russia, corruption has become a major problem. Very little happens in China unless the correct bribe is paid. Also, and perhaps partly as a result of corruption, the gap between the rich and the poor is widening. Upward mobility is becoming more closed. Without connections, a person may well remain at the bottom of the social, political and economic ladders. One outgrowth of corruption is the rise of officials who willing to flaunt their authority. While this has always existed in Communist China, one of the effects of the “economic miracle” is a growing middle class. One attribute of this class, say some observers, is a group of people concerned about protecting their rights. These include the desire to protect themselves from corrupt officials who engage in land grabs, primarily to enrich themselves by constructing large building complexes while leaving the inhabitants out in the cold. There is also growing dissatisfaction with environmental problems. Pollution appears to exist everywhere, especially in Beijing. On some days, one can barely see the sun through the haze that hangs over the city. Despite these problems, the West has been wrong more than once when it tried to predict what would happen in the “Middle Kingdom.” What is clear is that China will play an increasingly important role in the world. It is in all of our interests that China’s transition to a “super power” be stable and peaceful. Dale R. Herspring, a University Distinguished Professor and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a retired U.S. diplomat and Navy captain.



Va. college probes report of post-election racial epithets Nick Anderson The Washington Post Hampden-Sydney College, an all-male school in central Virginia, is investigating an election-night incident in which a group of students upset about President Barack Obama's reelection set off fireworks, threw bottles and then shouted racial epithets at members of a minority student organization, officials said Thursday. Some in the group also threatened violence against the Minority Student Union members, college officials said, but there was no physical contact. Officials said about 40 students were involved, but it was unclear how many were active and how many were bystanders. "I am terribly disappointed with the students who participated in this harmful, senseless episode including those men who stood idly by and watched it happen," college President Christopher B. Howard wrote in a statement addressed to the Hampden-Sydney community. "There is no place for bigotry or racism of any kind on this campus." The incident at Hampden-Sydney, a private liberal arts college in Virginia's Prince Edward County, occurred as another racially charged episode was unfolding at the University of Mississippi. There, the Daily Mississippian student newspaper reported, hundreds of students "exchanged racial epithets and violent, politicized chants" about midnight as the nation learned

that its first black president had been reelected. At Hampden-Sydney, about 300 people attended a forum Wednesday to address the incident. Howard, who took office in July 2009, is the first African American president of Hampden-Sydney. Federal data show that 8 percent of its students are black and 83 percent are white. The 1,080-student school, founded in 1775, is one of a handful of all-male colleges left in the nation. College spokesman Thomas Shomo said the 40 students involved in the incident coalesced on the school grounds after television networks announced that Obama had defeated Republican Mitt Romney. The group of students walked over to a lawn outside the Minority Student Union house, he said, where some threw bottles and set off fireworks. Shomo said the bottles apparently were not directed at any person or building. When some students started shouting racial slurs and threats, Shomo said, members of the minority student group called campus security. No physical blows were exchanged, he said. The incident lasted less than 45 minutes. Howard went to the scene soon afterward to talk with students about what had happened. The college, which posted a statement on the matter on its Facebook page, is investigating the incident. Shomo said students could face punishment for violation of the school's code of conduct.

EDUCATION BRIEF MHS debate results Here are results of recent competitions for the Manhattan High School debate team: Garden City (Oct. 26-27) JV 3rd – Flora Riley & Trevor Brashaw Varsity 1st – Jake Seaton and Jordan Deloach 16th – Robert Kobza and Angel Zelazny Topeka West (Oct. 26-27) Novice 2nd – Hanna Hayden and Vincent Hanna 4th – So Hiromasa and Kirk Lambert SHHS After-school Undefeated Kirk Lambert and So Hiromasa Krista Burton and Catherine Lei Lilly Norris and Liam Santos-Wnaowski SHHS (Nov. 2-3) 1st in Sweepstakes as a

WHY SHARKS NEVER GO TO THE DENTIST Do you know why you have never seen a shark in the dentist’s chair? To begin with, sharks have about five rows of teeth at any one time. If they were to lose a tooth (by biting into a piece of really hard candy for instance), the next tooth in line would move into the lost tooth’s place. This helps explain why sharks never need bridges, crowns, or implants, but what about cavities? Well, it seems that sharks never get cavities. According to research that was recently conducted by English scientists, the outer surface of sharks’ teeth is composed of fluoride, which is the same decay-fighting ingredient found in most toothpaste. That, and they don’t have access to candy!. P.S. Although human teeth are covered in a different mineral, both human teeth and shark teeth are equally hard.

team Varsity 4th – Robert Kobza & Angel Zelazny JV 4th – Gavin Larson and Reid Beer Novice 3rd – Hanna Hayden & Vincent Hanna



Flint Hills Christian students win KSU programming contest Flint Hills Christian School (FHCS) students, Kenan Bitikofer, junior, and Arthur Williams, freshman, brought home the first place medal in the advanced category from the Kansas State University High School Programming Contest on Nov. 1. This competition is sponsored by the Computing and Information Sciences Department on the university campus every November. The team of two was among more than sixty other teams from around the state, public and private, large and small. The teams all registered as either "beginning" or "advanced," which determines the difficulty level of the problems with which they were challenged. About half of the teams this year were in the advanced category. Last year, Bitikofer and Jonah Ferguson, a 2011 FHCS graduate, went as a

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Flint Hills Christian School students, Arthur Williams, freshman, and Kenan Bitikofer, junior, with their first place medals from the advanced division of the K-State High School Programming Contest.

team to the same event, the first time for FHCS. That pair took fourth place in the advanced category. Bitikofer and Williams said they were motivated to work at that same challenge level this year. Students had five

rounds, thirty minutes each, and typically of increasing difficulty level of solving mathematical problems. While the FHCS team did well on the first three, it wasn't until the last two problems they gained the

lead. Time was a consideration as more points were awarded according to the time left on the clock when a team completed a challenge. Students could work in the programming environment of their choice; many of them used either C++ or Java. Bitikofer was introduced to Java in the school's introduction to programming course and has continued advancing himself in that language. Williams excelled in a web design course offered last year and has been teaching himself programming skills as well. They used Java on a Linux platform while most others were using Windows environments. In addition to their programming skills in technical challenges, both of them have strong mathematical foundations that helped them work well together as a team.

Professor’s robotics hobby leads to course at KSU Salina SALINA – A professor's volunteer work has turned into an academic offering for K-State Salina students interested in robotics. "I became familiar with robotics after being asked to mentor the Salina Central High School robotics team on software and programming," said Tim Bower, associate professor of computer systems technology. "In the last couple of years, K-State Salina started looking at the need for robotics classes, especially as it can provide some great interdisciplinary problemsolving in our engineering technology department." Currently Bower is working with Tanner Stephenson, junior in computer systems technology,

Great Bend, to learn the TurtleBot's base platform as part of a one-hour independent study class. "Our focus right now is just becoming familiar with the robot and how to program it so, for now, it is a software-only project," Bower said. "But this will grow and involve electronics and mechanical students, also. Robotics has a close synergy with our unmanned aircraft systems initiatives as well." Stephenson is spending the semester writing programming for the TurtleBot. "It is a new experience for me to work with robotics," Stephenson said. "There are many complex and subtle issues that we

are working on resolving, especially related to programing autonomous behavior of the robot. I'm enjoying the challenges and am learning a lot, though." Bower and Stephenson are experimenting with the base platform for now, with plans to eventually add an arm that would allow it to cooperate or compete with other robots. "The base platform is pretty basic, but it does have some interesting features," Bower said. "It uses a Microsoft Kinect, the same equipment that can be used with an Xbox 360, as visual and sonar sensors. And the programming environment that it uses, ROS, has an open source license,

so there are no limitations on what we can do with it." Bower selected the TurtleBot platform after working with Lee Gatton, KState Salina alum and owner of Overland Parkbased GRD Robotics. "Lee has been very helpful and willing to consult with us to make sure that as our robotics offerings expand our students are developing the skills they will need in the workforce,” Bower said. “Robotics is increasingly being used in industry and presents some interesting technical challenges not seen in other areas of software development, such as programing centered around input and output.”

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Wild in Waco The home of Baylor has many attractions to offer



Photos courtesy the city of Waco

Two children look at a mammoth site located in Waco, Texas. The city offers a large variet of family friendly sites and restauarants for Cat fans to explore.

SPORTS AND MORE Dr Pepper Museum 300 South Fifth St. (254) 757-1025 Tickets: $8 or less Ever wonder where Dr Pepper started? Waco, Texas. Explore the Dr Pepper Museum and "Be a Pepper."

Cottonwood Creek Golf Course 5201 Bagby (254) 745-6009 Cost: $47 or less

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Visitors explore the Dr Pepper Museum in Waco.

For those who want to putt a round before or after the game, Waco has a public golf course available. This beautiful course offers something for everyone, including a junior course and senior discounts.

Texas Sports Hall of Fame 1108 S. University Parks Drive

FAMILY ATTRACTIONS mals including two new tiger cubs born this past spring.

Two children play at the Mayborn Museum.

Waco Mammoth Site 6220 Steinbeck Bend Drive (254) 750-7946 Tickets: $7 or less In 1978, two explorers were combing the banks of the Bosque River and stumbled upon something much older: mammoth bones. Over the next 30 years, the site yielded 22 mammoths, a camel and a tooth from a saber-tooth cat. A museum was opened in 2009, allowing the public to tour the site.

Cameron Park Zoo 1701 North Fourth St. (254) 750-8400 Tickets: $9 or less If live animals are more to your liking, the Waco Zoo might be more your style. It's open year round and is home to many exotic ani-

And, it has partnered with Manhattan's Sunset Zoo, so Friends of Sunset Zoo can enjoy discounts with their memberships. Just bring your Sunset Zoo card to reap the rewards.

Mayborn Museum Complex 1300 S. University Parks (254) 710-1110 Tickets: $6 or less For a more natural experience of history, check out the Mayborn Museum Complex. It houses some interesting sights including an authentic Comanche tipi, a Waco Indian grass hut, an early log cabin, and a Norwegian rock house.

(800) 567-9561 Tickets: $7 or less If you just can't get enough sports, come tour the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. This museum celebrates and preserves Texas' sports history, including football, baseball and more.

RESTAURANTS Urbanspoon lists these as the best Waco has to offer. From Texas style chickenfried steak to sushi, there is something for every taste bud. Check out these restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Don't miss out on the pride of Texas. This American style eatery has the best chicken-fried steak in Waco. Rated the secondbest restaurant in town, put this on your list of must-eats.

Baris III Pasta & Pizza

Bangkok Royal

Pizza, Italian 904 N. Valley Mills Drive (254) 772-2900 For those who absolutely cannot resist the urge for beer and pizza, this is the place for you. It is rated number one by Urbanspoon, and I am sure it will not disappoint.

George's Restaurant & Catering American, Tex-Mex, Seafood 1925 Speight Ave. (254) 753-1421

There is also an exhibit of the Cretaceous Sea, which includes a 28-foot model of a pliosaur. Outside are nine wood frame buildings that make up the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village. On Saturday, the complex will have a Chemistry Magic Show from 1 to 2 p.m.



Election hangover

ans traveling to Waco, Texas, next week have many opportunities to visit historic sites and sample some of the best food Texas has to offer. Situated in the heart of the state between Dallas and Austin, there is something for everyone to enjoy.




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Thai 215 S. University Parks Drive (254) 757-2741 The Asian market in Manhattan isn't the only place to get authentic Thai food. This restaurant is rated in the top 10 on Urbanspoon, and will please even the pickiest of eaters.

Leal's Mexican breakfast 9000 Panther Drive (254) 772-8140 Take the Mexican taste to breakfast at Leal's. Open mornings; try this for an offbeat breakfast.

Common Grounds Coffee, Bakery, Tea, 24/7 1123 S. Eighth St (254) 757-2957

A meal from George’s Restauarant and Catering.

This coffee house is open 24/7. It offers a wide variety of coffees, teas and treats. Enjoy anytime day or night.

I don't know how you, individual reader, feel about the elections being over, but I'm pretty stoked. The mixture of seeing the Facebook news feed bickering, ad campaigns and having to be hyper aware of all that went on during this election for my job has given me political overload. On the night of the election, rather than watching results periodically, I spent most of my evening at the Republican and Democratic watch parties here in Manhattan. I was at the Democrats' party at Kite's when the announcement was made that President Barack Obama had won a second term. I was elated; we had named a president-elect before my bedtime. I went home and checked my Facebook before going to bed. Most of my friends were happy about the outcome of the election, and some were. . . well, not happy about it at all. Those in the latter group acted like the sky was falling. Some even said that the world was going to end or that this was the "worst day in America." Dramatic much? I have to be really honest: it irked me to a level I haven't felt in a while. It wasn't exactly anger, but just an overwhelming annoyance. I have a personal philosophy that words are important. I mean, I am a writer, after all. Certain combinations of words can hurt, cause pain or make absolutely no sense at all. Like the "worst day in America." Think about that sentence for a minute. What exactly does that mean to you? To me, it means a September morning when I was 13. I was sitting in my band class when someone ran in and said that two planes had hit the World Trade Center in New York. I didn't even know what was happening or what the Trade Center was at that point, but I knew this was a big deal. When I got home, my parents explained to me that these people attacked our country. That was an "awful" day in American history, but it wasn't the first. Pearl Harbor was another; my grandparents remember that well. The Kent State massacre? The assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.? Here are a few I'm sure we are all familiar with: Oklahoma City bombing. The shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado. Look,the world will not end because your candidate didn't win office. This election has given me a bad case of election hangover, and quite frankly, I'm sick of the negative nature of people supporting both parties. Let's have a real moment here. Do I think there are things that need to be better? Of course, I think that idea is what America is based on. Do I think that Obama is perfect? No, no candidate alive is perfect. Do I think that this is the worst time in our country's history? Absolutely not. In the 1930s, during the Depression, many people lost everything. They stood in food lines and questioned how they were going to feed their families. We got ourselves out of that bind, and I have no question that we can get ourselves out of the problems America has today or any other problem that arise in the future. I have a job, a roof over my head, food to eat and a healthy family, and a lot of other people out there have the same. For those who don't, I feel that the American spirit keeps them going. Things will eventually get better. Do I know if President Obama will be responsible for that happening? I don't know, but I have hope, and I have faith in America as a country, that we can do anything. I mean, look at our track record. Surviving 236 years is nothing to laugh at and we will survive the Obama era and many problems to come.



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THE RACKETEER, by John Grisham

An imprisoned ex-lawyer schemes to exchange this information about who murdered a judge for his freedom.



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NYPD RED, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp

Detective Zach Jordan must stop a deranged killer at a New York film festival.



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KILLING LINCOLN, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

Bill O’Reilly recounts the events of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.


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THE MASTER OF DISGUISE, by Antonio J. Mendez with Malcolm McConnell

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A father recounts his son’s encounter with Jesus and the angels.


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Bonding with nature, native history through poetry to a shared, collective history is powerfully unexpected. Gould throws the reader off-guard, n her most recent collection, making the image of injustice Concow poet Janice Gould more vivid. While jarring, the weaves together personal movement also makes sense. experiences, shared histories, Throughout her poetry, Gould and images of nature to show reminds us that all individual memories are readers the linked to larger world’s layered Janice Gould will read national histories. complexities. from her work at 4 This image of mem“Tribal Histoory layered on top of ries,” the first p.m. on Nov. 13 in the powerful memory section of the K-State Student Union resonates throughbook, begins with Little Theater. This out the volume. “Indian Mascot, event is free and open The second sec1959.” Here to the public. tion, “It Was RainGould confronts ing,” at first seems festivities that involve the mock hangings of to deal with images of nature scarecrows meant to resemble rather than the fraught relaNative Americans by linking tionships between people. Yet, such celebrations to physical the initial three poems of this acts of violence against indige- section —”Wind,” “Stones” nous peoples. Connecting such and “Clouds” — not only perfestivities with violent histo- sonify nature, but also use such ries brings readers face-to- concrete language that Gould face with the historical reali- seems to have one person in ties behind the caricatures of mind for each poem. Wind is Native American peoples in “the freest soul I know,” stone “cherish[es] the sedentary” our own present. In other poems, the connec- and clouds are “like that circus tions are less blatant, but more life.” The natural world is used disconcerting. “Tribal Histo- to describe human personaliry,” for example, moves from ties. In this way, Gould pushes the narrator’s memory of her readers to see the world differmother’s hands to “all the other ently by depicting humans in hands of Concow folk” whose terms of nature rather than hands were bound before considering nature only in being hanged. The shift from human terms. Gould’s overt examination personal, individual memory Ashley Denney Contributing writer


DOUBTERS AND DREAMERS. Janice Gould. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2011. 96 pages. $15.95, in paperback.

of human relationships permeates the book. “Near Mosier, Oregon” begins with a description of a stable and the narrator’s insomnia. However, this ranch setting becomes the site of struggles over gender and sexuality. In painful terms, Gould illustrates the conflict between social expectations and personal identity. “Do I have a right to live?” the narrator asks, as she reflects on those who predict that she is doomed to unhappiness unless she abandons farm work in favor of

beauty products. Gould’s recounting of lesbian identity and inner turmoil resonates loudly in a moment when LGBT youth continue to be at a high risk of suicide. For a Kansas audience especially, the rural setting of “Near Mosier, Oregon” can be provocative, forcing readers to recognize the impact of their words on those who do not fit into the terms of heterosexual society. New recognitions and revelations lie at the heart of “Doubters and Dreamers.” This point is made most clearly in “Somnabulista,” the book’s closing poem. In spite of popular uses of sleepwalking as a metaphor for an unthinking path through life, Gould’s sleepwalker is one who “can negotiate anything” whose “eyes see through this darkness.” The volume ends with Gould’s admonishment to her readers to follow the lead of her Somnabulista, to “wander among stars and clouds” as “doubters and dreamers.” By offering readers poems where the world is always more than it first seems. Gould gives us the tools to see through the darkness. Ashley Denney is a graduate student in English at Kansas State University.


Stealing money, hearts in life of a bank robber Maggie Braun Contributing writer


utton is a fascinating story that deftly weaves fact and fiction. Willie Sutton was a notorious bank robber whose career spanned 40 years. He was born in the slums of the Irish section of Brooklyn in the early 1900s. Willie’s mom grieved over the death Willie’s younger sister, and his dad toiled as a blacksmith but wasn’t very affectionate. Willie also had an older sister and two older brothers. His brothers bullied him mercilessly, but he wouldn’t tell on them because he thought a snitch was the worst thing in the world. His family’s apartment was similar to all the others nearby and had no running water and no bathroom. Willie’s mom saw potential in him to be a priest, so she enrolled him in a Catholic school. There, ironically, he met two friends, Happy and Eddie, who were to become his partners in crime. Willie’s mother acquired “lung sickness” and his dad lost his job. America was heading into a depression. After grammar school, Willie and his friends applied for jobs all over

SUTTON. J.R. Moehringer. Hyperion, 2012. 334 pages. $27.99, in hardback.

New York but they were competing with masses of unemployed men. When his dad’s business began slowing down because people were using bicycles and cars instead of horses and carriages, the family had to move to an even smaller apartment. Willie and his friends grew increasingly angry at the banks. As a teenager, Eddie lamented,

“The Crash of ‘93? My old man saw people standing’ in the middle of the street bawling’ like babies. Wiped out. Ruined. But did those bankers get pinched? Nah - they got richer. In ‘07...when the banks fell apart, when the market did a swan dive, didn’t them bankers walk away scot free again.” In the fall of 1916, Willie, Happy and Eddie had all found jobs. Willie worked at a bank but after seven months was laid off. Happy and Eddie lost their jobs, too. Willie met the girl of his dreams, Bess Edner, at Coney Island. Her family was wealthy, and Bess was forbidden to see him. Willie went to talk to Bess’s father to plead his case. Mr. Edner offered to pay Willie to stay away from Bess, but he refused; he was in love with Bess. Bess’s father threatened to send her to Germany to keep her away from Willie. Bess came up with the idea of robbing one of her father’s work safes. Then they could take the money and run away together. Happy decided to help Willie and they stole $16,000. Unfortunately, they were caught a few days later, just before Willie and Bess could elope. It was Christ-

mas 1919. Willie didn’t get serious prison time, but his parents disowned him and Bess was shipped off to Germany. Will found another job but was quickly laid off again. During Prohibition, Eddie and Happy were making good money dealing booze. Willie went hungry and was behind in his rent until Eddie introduced Willie to a safe cracker named Doc. From Doc, Willie learned about the world of con artists. Willie was pretty good at robbing banks, but eventually got caught and served hard time in 1923 in Sing Sing. Willie was suspected of trying to escape and was sent to a prison near the Canadian border. That stint lasted three years and almost killed him. Just before he was put into prison, he found out that Bess married another man, but Willie never stopped loving her. Each time Willie was released from prison, he tried to “go straight,” but the economic times were hard and he could never keep a job. Thievery became his way of survival. He never shot or hurt anyone, even at the height of his career. All SEE

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Searching for Osama: before, during and after Sept. 11 attacks Christopher Banner Contributing writer


sama bin Laden was a wanted man. Dead or alive. From the bombing of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998 until he was finally killed by U.S. forces in 2011. Three presidents searched for him. He definitely was wanted. Peter Bergen’s “Manhunt” tells us in the first four chapters about the founding of al-Qaeda in 1988 and its various activities, and the hunt for its founder, Osama bin Laden, prior to the Sept. 11, 2001. This hunt involved the efforts of Presidents Clinton and G.W. Bush. The rest of the book tells us what happened afterwards, which involved the efforts of Bush and President Barak Obama. The tale may be viewed as three related stories that could stand by themselves: The search for bin Laden; the decision making process; and the actual raid. Because of the attacks on the embassies, the U.S.S. Cole, and other misdeeds, Clinton and Bush had assigned the CIA, military intelligence and others to find, capture or kill bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attack.

MANHUNT: THE TEN-YEAR SEARCH FOR BINLADEN FROM 9/11 TO ABBOTTABAD. Peter L. Bergen. New York: Crown Publishing, 2012. 261 pages. $26, in hardcover. Bush’s intelligence people warned him earlier in 2001 that some sort of attack was coming—they could not say when, where or what it would be, but this was not for their want of trying.

After Sept. 11, bin Laden moved his headquarters to three different Afghan cities before setting up in the caves near Tora Bora, on the AfghanPakistan border, a safe place, he thought. When Bush learned in December 2001 where bin Laden was hiding, he sent over bombers in such force that the fugitive snuck away into the wilds of northern Pakistan and disappeared completely. The CIA and other organizations had their spies, analysts and others continue their search for him without success. When Obama became President in January 2009, he told these researchers to keep at it, but for a long time, they came up with nothing. Finally, they found a courier who appeared to be dealing directly with bin Laden where he was living secretly in a large compound near Abbottabad, Pakistan. The section on decision making gives fascinating insight into how the different governmental bodies made such an important decision, which involved violating Pakistan’s borders in an un-authorized raid. Each individual and group had to decide whether the evi-

dence was good enough to act on, and what that action would be. Would they use B2 bombers or hit it with smaller bombs from drones? Send in a raiding party without telling the Pakistanis or tell the Pakistanis what they wanted to do, and get their permission and help? Would they try to capture him alive or would it be better if he were dead? Suppose they went in and he was not there—then what? And on and on. Each decision maker was from very high up in his or her respective organization—generals, admirals, and civilian equivalents. They tried to be objective, but they still had their biases. It seemed as though each had a different take on the evidence, and how to present their particular case to the President. In the end, Obama had to make the final decision. On April 29, 2011, the SEAL6 raider team departed for bin Laden’s compound. The raiders and helicopter crews had been training for months on mockups of the compound. They had considered what to do if things went right and also if they went wrong so that they were prepared for any eventuality. Although they

crashed one helicopter on landing, things went more or less OK. They found and killed bin Laden and left with his body, various papers and things of value to intelligence on alQaeda. They returned home without incident. As Bergen tells this story, the reader is constantly wondering what will happen next. Bergen has done an impressive amount of research in the writing of “Manhunt.” The bibliography cites include five pages of books, six pages of government and other documents, speeches, and 72 interviews. He provides three maps of the relevant areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan-a great help for the reader. He includes eight pages of color photos of various al-Qaeda and U.S. leaders involved in the effort. A story is always in the telling. While the reader knows this one will end with bin Laden’s death, this tale is told in an interesting and exciting manner. Bergen’s “Manhunt” is a page turner that will be difficult to put down. Christopher Banner is a Manhattan resident.

Get a free book during read to preschoolers week at library M

anhattan Public Library is participating in the 2012 Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week, Nov. 11-17, by giving out free books to childcare providers in the Manhattan area. The books are funded by our friends group, the Manhattan Library Association, and delivered to more than 130 daycares with help from the Riley County Health Department Smart Start Program. This is the eighth year Kansas has declared a special week to highlight the benefits of early literacy. The goal of Kansas Reads to Preschoolers Week is for each preschooler (ages 0-5) to have the chosen book read aloud to them. But the larger mission is for parents, caregivers, teachers, aunts, uncles and everyone around young children to recognize the importance of reading aloud to their kids every day.

I was fortunate to be part of a committee of early childhood educators and children’s librarians that chose the picture book for this year’s project, “Lola Loves Stories” by Anna McQuinn. It is a simple story of a young girl who visits the library with her dad and checks out enough books to read a different one each day of the week. McQuinn’s illustrations show Lola spending time with both of her parents and with friends, reading books and playing all day. Lola has an amazing imagination, and she uses stories as a springboard for her creativity. She pretends to be the various characters from her books, from a fairy to a farmer to a tiger. Lola stars in some other cute picture books that also revolve around the importance of books. “Lola at the Library” and “Lola Reads to Leo” (the new little brother) are excellent read-

JENNIFER ADAMS MANHATTAN PUBLIC LIBRARY aloud books. “Lola Loves Stories” works great with toddlers because it is not too long, the pictures are colorful and inviting, and the story is straightforward. It is also fun to read with older children and then use each page of Lola’s story to lead into a new activity. You can focus on dramatic play and set up a café or tea party, as Lola does on Tuesday. Later, Lola and her dad are fixing her toy house with tools. Children love building with blocks or pretending to fix things with toy tools. Showing a child how to use real tools and then

allowing him or her to hammer just hanging out together in the wood pieces together or use a Children’s Room looking at screwdriver, sandpaper or pli- books, using computers, and ers is an exciting project with playing with puzzles, games, adult assistance. More related puppets, magnets and interacactivities can be found online tive toys. Our children’s books and searching “Kansas Reads to media collections include more Preschoolers.” Kansas Reads to Preschool- than 40,000 items, which can be borrowed with a ers Week is a time free library card. to highlight the The library has public library. board books for Your child is never babies and books too small or too on CD for listening active to bring to in the car. In addithe library. We tion to many special want you to come events year round, and enjoy our our librarians prespace. Daycares or sent 10-12 storyclasses can schedtimes each week, ule field trips to the and this week we library for their will give away a free own special storycopy of “Lola Loves time and tour of the room. L O L A L O V E S S T O R I E S . A n n a Stories” to each Families can McQuinn. Charlesbridge, 2010. 28 child who attends a storytime. have a great time pages. $6.95, in paperback.


Politicians should heed advice on problem solving: a third alternative Les Frasier Contributing writer


f leaders of the world could follow the third alternative, there would be no more wars. Every problem would not be our way or your way, but a win-win. Stephen Covey, founder of Franklin Covey — a leading global educational and training firm in 147 countries— said this process applies at work, home, school, the law, society, world and to ourselves. He tells us how to solve problems after we have the desire for improvement, but not how to get the desire. To me, this is the most important question of all. If we have self-will, then the spirit cannot predetermine whether we are good or bad. Hitler chose the evil part of his spirit, Mother Teresa the saintly part. There are forever opportunities to solve problems, grow through knowledge and create great works. We are conditioned to think in choices such as to keep working or retire. It is better to make a contribution because this will make the later years more meaningful. We can save our lives by not squandering days in retirement, but by benefiting others, states

THE THIRD ALTERNATIVE SOLVING THE MOST DIFFICULT PROBLEMS. Stephen Covey. Free Press, 2012. 439 pages. $28, in hardcover. Covey. Those who quit working and go to leisure often decline mentally and physically almost at once. A mission-driven life rejuvenates and keeps our immune system strong and the body invigorated.

We need to live in crescendo, not decrescendo. After Jimmy Carter left office, he decided to use his status as former president to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems. He could have retired to a life of leisure. He is acknowledged as the most productive ex-president in history. Covey’s grandfather taught him, “Life is a mission and not a career” and not a vacation. Covey believes we have a responsibility to help others live in crescendo and every person is capable of contributing. In the headlong search for secondary success — money and social status — we run a serious risk of missing entirely the far deeper satisfaction of primary success: the love, trust and gratitude of those we serve. He believes we are on earth to serve people. I believe, if we listen to the good part of our spirit, we can assist people in material and spiritual ways. Covey wrote that service is the key to lasting happiness and is the pleasure of true success in our life. Your greatest work is still ahead of you and, you will be blessed with life of meaning and purpose as well. I

have 93 years of wisdom and this is the most enjoyable time of my life. The author stated there are natural laws that ultimately govern all of life. Regardless of how we psyche ourselves up or will something, we are often subject to the conditions beyond our control. To me, we are affected by disease, wars and suffering or wellness, peace and comfort because of natural law and whether other people follow the good or bad part of their spirits. Covey stated that though we may fail to live life more fully all the time, we need to do more work

inside our soul and develop strength in the “muscle” of our character. The more we care, the more we attempt to live a mindset in every challenge and opportunity in life. The more we desire to take on the big, important issues we face, the more inner strength it will require. The greater the challenge is the greater the need for inner security, thinking, patience, love, respect, courage, sympathy, tenacious determination and creativity. The wider the river the more internal strength it takes to cross. Les Frazier is an emeritus profession at Kansas State University.

Stealing money and hearts NO. 1, FROM PAGE D2 told, he robbed about 100 banks and made off with about $2 million. One of the fascinating parts of the book involved the details of a prison escape in which he and others tunneled under the prison using a spoon as a shovel. The story starts with Willie’s final release from prison in 1969 and is told in first person by Willie with includes flashbacks

of important events and sites in his life. The story is superbly written and gives the reader a real feel for life in New York during the hard times of the early 1900s. The author, J.R. Moehringer, is a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard and won a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing in 2000. Maggie Braun is a teacher at Manhattan High School.

Riveting tale of an ex-cop step-father who tries to save his step-son from going to prison Oline H.Cogdill Sun Sentinel


orwegian author Jo Nesbo’s emotionally involving novels mix extreme beauty with extreme bleakness, hope with hopelessness to chronicle a city that is imploding from within — in this case, Oslo. This is especially true of Nesbo’s novels about Oslo police detective Harry Hole in which the starkness of his life mirrors the stark reality of this city in Norway. But there is nothing dismal in Nesbo’s expert storytelling, his innovative plotting or his ability to paint complete portraits of character, from their finest qualities to their secret sins.

“Phantom,” the ninth novel about Harry Hole, is Nesbo’s most realistic and his most affecting. The villains — and there are quite a few — are those you might meet on the street, or, heaven forbid, live next door to, making “Phantom” even more chilling. Harry Hole has been away from the police force and Oslo for three years, a self-imposed exile in Hong Kong after he lost his job as a detective. But Harry didn’t just leave Oslo, he also left Rakel, the great love of his life, and her son, Oleg, who Harry had helped raise. It is Oleg, now 18 years old and angry about Harry’s aban-

donment, who has brought the former detective back. Oleg has been a r r e s t e d , accused of shooting another teenager, Gusto Hanssen, in a drug den. Both friends had been pushing a new synthetic heroin called violin, reporting to a mysterious crime lord known as Dubai. Harry believes Oleg is innocent, PHANTOM. Jo Nesbo. Knopf, 2012. but he no longer 400 pages. $25.95, in hardcover.

has the vast resources of the police to run an investigation. With a little help from his few friends left on the force, Harry immerses himself in the drug scene, which reaches from street corners to airline pilots to the police. “Phantom” delivers an unnerving view of the far-reaching drug trade and the market for synthetics

that may be more dangerous than the real drugs. The dreary neighborhoods filled with bordered up homesturned-drug-dens and aggressive street prostitutes are not the Oslo that Harry left three years before. The dismal landscape echoes Harry’s interior turmoil as he tries to save his estranged surrogate son. Harry needs the truth as much as he needs air to breathe, no matter the cost. Nesbo, a best-seller in Europe, has been making inroads with American readers. No doubt a girl and her dragon tattoo have much to do with the increase in the popularity of Scandinavian and Norwegian novels in United States.





Divorce announcement arrives with wedding thank-you Universal Press Syndicate DEAR ABBY: A friend’s daughter was married several years ago. I attended the shower and her wedding, and gave gifts for both. Two months after the wedding, I received a thank-you note in which a form letter was enclosed that read, ‘‘By the way, we are now separated and getting a divorce’’! I was shocked not only by the news, but even more that my gifts were not returned with the divorce announcement. This young lady is now being married again to a different man. If I attend the shower/wedding, am I obligated to give her

another set of gifts? Or should I skip the shower and go to the wedding without giving another gift? What is proper in this case? — CONFUSED IN MASSACHUSETTS DEAR CONFUSED: The rule of etiquette regarding disposition of wedding gifts when a couple divorces after a short time is that any UNUSED items (preferably in their original packaging) go back to the givers. However, to return cookware, linens, china, glassware, etc., that have been used is impractical, so please don’t hold a grudge. If you decide to attend the shower and/or wedding for your friend’s

DEAR ABBY ADVICE daughter, it is customary to give a gift. DEAR ABBY: I recently began a new job, and although I love what I do, I have only one problem. My boss, ‘‘Harold,’’ does not like eating lunch by himself. Every day, he asks me what I’m doing for lunch. If I say I brought my lunch, he wants me to eat it in his office with him. If I tell him I’m going out, he wants us to go out together.

I don’t think he’s attracted to me; I just think he hates being alone. He’s entirely too clingy, and I feel my lunch break is supposed to be a time to do whatever I want to do. I don’t believe the last lady who worked for him had a problem with this, but I do. How do I tell him ‘‘no’’ without offending him or hurting his feelings? — LUNCH BUDDY IN SOUTH CAROLINA DEAR LUNCH BUDDY: Tell your boss politely but firmly that you need your lunch hour to perform personal tasks — go shopping, make personal phone calls or catch up on some reading. You are entitled to that break

time, and that is what it should be used for. DEAR ABBY: A family member has six cats and wants to have the Thanksgiving meal at her house. Every time I eat there, I find cat hair on the table, on the plates and in the food. I don’t want to cause hard feelings, but how do I handle this? I’m allergic to cats. — HOLD THE FUR IN AMARILLO, TEXAS DEAR HOLD THE FUR: Your health must come first. Arrange to celebrate Thanksgiving elsewhere and curtail your visit. If the relative attempts to ‘‘guilt’’ you into changing plans, explain that you cannot because you have

become allergic to cat hair and dander and your doctor has instructed you to avoid exposure. DEAR READERS: Today is Veterans Day, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank not only our veterans, but also those men and women who are still on active duty for their service to our country. — ABBY Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

Notable deaths in the arts Associated Press

Ellen Douglas JACKSON, Miss. — Author Ellen Douglas died Nov. 7 at her home in Jackson, Miss. She was 91. Douglas was the pen name of Josephine Haxton. Her Mississippi-set work deals with race relations, families and the role of women. Douglas’ novel, ‘‘Apostles of Light,’’ was a 1973 National Book Award nominee. Douglas grew up in Mississippi, Arkansas and Louisiana. She wrote 11 books,

including six novels and several collections of short stories and essays. Douglas won a lifetime achievement award in 2008 from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters.

Elliott Carter NEW YORK — Classical composer and Pulitzer Prize winner Elliott Carter died Nov. 5 in New York City at age 103. Carter’s challenging, rhythmically complex works earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer Prizes. His work had different instru-

ments interacting in complex ways, which made it dramatic for listeners to hear but complicated for orchestras to learn. He won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1960 for his Second String Quartet. His second award was in 1973 for his Third String Quartet.

Teri Shields NEW YORK — Teri Shields, who raised eyebrows when she allowed her 11-year-old daughter, Brooke, to be cast as a prostitute in the 1978 movie ‘‘Pretty Baby,’ died recently.

She was 79. A few years later, she permitted a teenage Brooke Shields to famously star in a series of commercials for Calvin Klein jeans, provocatively professing that nothing comes between ‘‘me and my Calvins.’’ The New York Times reported the elder Shields died following a long illness related to dementia. Shields started promoting her daughter as an actress and model when she was still an infant and managed her until her 20s. Shields described her daughter’s fan appeal in a 1978

TV interview: ‘‘They see total innocence, which is totally there. And two, they have the sexy child too, they have the sexy person — that appeals to them.’’ Brooke Shields parted ways professionally with her mother in 1995, describing the move as ‘‘the hardest thing.’’ She told Rolling Stone the following year that ‘‘something didn’t feel right.’’ ‘‘I had hopes and dreams, and I wasn’t doing anything to go toward them,’’ she said. ‘‘The focus was on creating a persona rather than a talent.’’

Music therapy can reawaken residents at care centers Kim Hone-McMahan Akron Beacon Journal AKRON, Ohio — Sunshine spilled through the windows. The autumn leaves cast a warm glow on the room, making it cheerful and inviting. Yet many kept their heads down and their eyes closed. Caregivers at the Barberton, Ohio, Pleasant View Health Care Center spoke their names, but some residents failed to respond — until the music started. Often lost in their own worlds, now they began tapping their feet. Those who are usually alert during the sessions encouraged those who are generally not. Though too exhausted to remain alert for the entire time, one elderly resident sprang into consciousness when she heard a favorite tune, even pretending to play the piano; perhaps it was something she did when her mind and body were whole. “I’ve watched very lethargic and withdrawn residents come out of their shells and connect with the world,” explained certified music therapist Kathy Lindberg, who was working with the room of mostly women on a recent afternoon. “Facilities often look at the residents who are withdrawn, won’t come out of their rooms, or sleep their lives away, to come to this kind of therapy.” In Oliver Sacks’ book “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain,” he writes about various ailments, including dementia, and the positive effect music can have. “The aim of music therapy in people with dementia ... seeks to address the emotions, cognitive powers, thoughts, and memories, the surviving of ‘self’ of the patient, to stimulate these and bring them to the fore. It aims to enrich and enlarge existence, to give freedom, stability, organization, and focus.” Though he admits that it might seem like a tall order in patients with advanced dementia, music therapy with such patients is possible because the perception, sensibility, emotion and memory of music can survive long after other forms of memory have disappeared. (Country star Glen Campbell, despite being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago,

just recently completed a “Goodbye Tour.”) “Music of the right kind,” Sacks wrote, “can serve to orient and anchor a patient when almost nothing else can.” Popular tunes from a resident’s era seem to be key to bringing out a reaction. To see it in action, check out this YouTube clip: sicandMemory1, which shows a man whose brain is awakened by listening to his favorite songs. When working with the elderly, Lindberg concentrates on tunes that were hits in the ’20s, ’30s and ’40s. In a few years, as more baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) move into full and assisted care facilities, Lindberg will switch to songs by artists such as Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles. “Men and women may be sitting in a room, not knowing where or who they are, but can remember the words to all their favorite songs,” Lindberg said. “Making a connection to something in their lives causes what I like to call ‘the magic of music therapy.’ “If you sing ‘You Are My Sunshine,’ it brings back so many memories. Then they are connecting to their world. It might be in the past, but they’re com-

municating ... and connecting to their immediate environment. They are out of that fog.” That connection to music sometimes carries on to other parts of their lives — making someone alert when they were previously seemingly catatonic. Sacks notes there is no significant carryover effect of the power of music for some ailments; a Parkinson’s disease patient, he wrote, can regain more coordination of his or her movements with music, but once the music stops, so too does the benefit. “There can, however, be longer term effects of music for people with dementia — improvements of mood, behavior, even cognitive function — which can persist for hours or days after they have been set off by music.” “It touches them in a way that just makes them want to do things,” said Vivian Cavendish, activity director at Pleasant View. One of the misconceptions about music therapy is that it’s done simply to entertain. Not so, Lindberg noted. “We are working on clinical goals. We may be targeting fine or gross motor skills, self-esteem, selfexpression or helping them with socialization,”

she said. Lalene DyShere Kay, director of the Cleveland Music Therapy Consortium, which includes Baldwin-Wallace University, Cleveland State University and the College of Wooster, said that as understanding of the aging brain expands, especially how conditions like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s affect the brain, music is emerging as an effective therapy to maintain brain function, social behaviors, memory retrieval and overall quality of life. “Music therapy may benefit not only the patient, but also the family as the family members and patient gather with the music therapist to participate in music experiences, designed and led by the music therapist based on the patient’s music interests, abilities and family input,” Kay said. “Family members often report that ‘It was almost like it used to be when we were all

together.’ “ On a personal note, Kay said she sang and reminisced with both of her parents during the final months, days and hours of their lives. “As I look to my own aging process, I humorously tell my college students, ‘These are the songs I’d like you to learn should you ever encounter me in one of your music therapy sessions.’ It’s a different kind of ‘quality of life insurance’ and I take it pretty seriously.” Whether we like it or not, music is everywhere in our lives. It’s played in shopping centers, at sporting events, on television and in restaurants. “I only had one resident in my career who was averse to music,” Lindberg said. “He hated it and avoided it the best he could. But the truth is, we all have some relationship to music. You can’t escape it.” During the therapy, Lindberg plays the guitar

and sings. Additionally, because some of the folks she works with are isolated or detached, she introduces a lot of other stimulation. For instance, a recent session at Pleasant View focused on the colors of fall. To connect a song with a particular color theme, she showed residents a scarf of the same hue. For those who were unable to communicate or move their hands, she gently rubbed the scarf on their arms — letting them experience tactically how the color felt. After the hourlong session, Sarah Tonya, an 85year-old resident who routinely jokes and enjoys the sessions, was again filled with joy and energy. She said the music reminds her of when she was young, though noting “none of us are opera singers.” “I don’t care what physical or mental challenge you may have,” Lindberg added, “there is a vital, human soul in there that I think music taps.”



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Your menu of cultural activities for the coming week Today Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro. Wayne Goins Jazz Trio, 68 p.m. dellaVoce. Twenty-fourth annual German Ethnic Dinner and International Crafts Sale, noon-6 p.m. Dinner includes borscht, whole wheat bread, whole hog sausage, New Year’s cookies and beverage. Tickets: $9 adults and $4.50 for children under 12 years of age. Pottorf Hall, Cico Park. Manhattan Arts Center presents “Becky's New Car” by Steven Dietz, 2 p.m. Tickets: $17/$15 for adults, $12/$10 for military and students. Tickets can be purchased at the Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave, (785) 537-4420 or PG 13 equivalent due to adult situations. K-State Theatre presents “The Music Man,” 2:30 p.m. Tickets available at the McCain box office from 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays, by phone at (785) 532-6428, or online at UPC Film: “The Campaign,” 8 p.m. for $3. Union Forum Hall.

Monday K-State Idol, Season 10, 8 p.m. Free. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Tuesday Office of International Programs Fair, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. K-State Student Union First Floor Concourse. Marcelo Sabates, Interim Associate Provost Office of International Programs, will address "Just How International is Our Campus?" 1-2 p.m. Big 12 Room. Beatles Vinyl Album Re-Issues, 10 a.m. Sisters of Sound. Fair Trade Marketplace, noon-7 p.m. Also 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday. KState Student Union Courtyard. Tuesday Talks in the Gardens: Highlights from the 2012 K-State Poinsettia Trials by Joshua Craver, horticulture graduate student, 12:15-12:45 p.m. RSVP to Judy F. Unruh Quinlan Visitor Center. Art Gallery Reception for Vibha Jani, 4 p.m. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, K-State Student Union. Guest Artist Marco Tezza, piano, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel. McCain Performance Series presents “Poets and Prayers” by Turtle Island Quartet with Special Guest Tierney Sutton, 7:30 p.m. For tickets, call (785) 5326428 or visit McCain Auditorium. A Mike Domitrz Presentation: “Can I Kiss You?” 7 p.m. Union Ballroom. Open Mic Comedy Night, 9 p.m. Auntie Mae’s.

Wednesday Percussion Studio of Kurt Gartner, 5:45 p.m. All Faiths Chapel. In-A-Chord Concert, 7:30 p.m. McCain Auditorium. K-State Brass Ensemble, 7:30 p.m. All Faiths Chapel. UPC Film: “Don’t Change the Subject,” 8 p.m. Post-film discussion. Free. Union Ballroom.

lano. Tickets: $10 for adults and $5 for students and children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the Manhattan Arts Center, 1520 Poyntz Ave, by phone at (785) 537-4420 or online at MPL Kids’ Movie: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs,” 3 p.m. A popcorn party is from 2-3 p.m. Free. Public Library. Opening Reception for “Only The Best 2012,” 5-8 p.m. Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 œ Poyntz Avenue, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Friday Evening Teen

Trivia, 6-8 p.m. Public Library.

Saturday The Historic Columbian Theatre presents Two Man Gentlemen Band, 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Columbian Theatre.

Sunday Discovery Lecture Series: “Biscuits and Bison: Exploring Riley County's Food Heritage” by Jane P. Marshall, 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit Flint Hills Discovery Center.

C.L. Hoover Opera House presents the Fountain City Brass Band, 4 p.m. Call the box office for tickets at (785) 238-3906 or

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Sun and sand and ... cheap Seth Kugel N.Y. Times Sometime this winter, many of you might wonder: What’s the least it would cost to skip town and head to a Caribbean resort, leaving behind scarves, snowbanks and sniffling coworkers? The wily Internet will sense your desperation (or at least your recent search for ‘‘flu remedies’’) and beckon you with cheap deals promising sand and sun for a pittance. Those packages will sound mighty good, and really cheap, but are they actually either? I certainly never believed they could be as good as promised, but in service of the shivering souls of New York City and beyond, I decided to call the Web’s digital bluff, search for the absolute cheapest all-inclusive Caribbean package — and then actually go. Any beach on any island would do. Just show me the lack of money. I started with three sites that offer affordable packages: Groupon Getaways, Liberty Travel and as well as another, Travelzoo, that compiles deals from those and others. After searching and researching, shaving down the price as far as I could go, I declared a winner: four days and three nights for $561.86 via The site of my late-October escape? The Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach in Bayahibe, Dominican Republic. (It was not one of CheapCaribbean’s featured packages, by the way — I had to dig really deep, tailoring my own vacation and playing with dates.) That price, I think you’ll agree, is suspiciously low, especially because it included airfare, airport transfers, a standard room, meals and whatever else ‘‘all-inclusive’’ includes. Surely Viva Wyndham would try to nickel and dime me once I arrived. I vowed to keep the total cost under $600, even if it involved suffering. It did not. The beach was palm-saturated and finesanded; the water, pastelcolored and just cool enough to refresh. The food was tolerable and certainly plentiful. Alcohol — this was where I was sure they would get me — was free. My room, with a king-size bed and perfectly acceptable bathroom, was maybe about Holiday Inn-level, which is better than I’m used to. Including the $14.50 it cost me to and from Kennedy Airport by subway and AirTrain, $9 in four tips I handed out to drivers and luggage toters and a $5 bottle of Barcelo Anejo rum, my total cost came to $590.36, door to door. It’s true that I did not go during high season, and prices go up during the winter months. But I went alone, so couples and groups sharing rooms can expect to make some of that difference back. (For added savings, get a ride to the airport and put up with well drinks.) It was also all very, very easy. My trips are usually whole-grain adventures, in which I trade discomfort and cultural risk-taking for memorable adventures and personal growth. This was Wonder Bread travel: easy on the palate if not altogether healthy. I was met at the Santo Domingo airport by a guy with a clipboard and a van. (First time that’s ever happened to me in this job.) He dropped off two couples at other resorts before dropping me off at Viva Wyndham, where we arrived in about 90 minutes, just before noon. (I had taken the earliest possible flight offered in the package.) At reception, they told me I would not be




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able to check in until 3 p.m., but I could leave my luggage, change in a public bathroom and get onto the beach. I made a brief stop at the poolside bar on the way, gawking at the crowd of all ages, some of whom seemed to be on their second or third bright pink Singapore Sling of the day. The sun was blazing, merengue music was pumping, children were frolicking, a man with a big belly was drinking a Presidente beer in the pool. I flip-flopped over to the beach, which was protected by palm trees of two distinct heights to create a solid (and particularly paradisiacal) backdrop. Then I noticed something odd — most people were speaking Italian. I’d find out later that the resort’s president is Italian, and that Italian tourists tend to dominate year round. This made making friends — and avoiding secondhand smoke — a bit more challenging. An informal survey suggested that Chileans made up the second largest subset, with Americans and French tied for a distant third. I wandered the resort, investigating what was included and what was not. Massages started at $35, snorkeling trips at $50. Both were out. Agents from outside travel companies staffed desks selling excursions, also not for me. A mini-mall, and not all that mini, had shops full of beachwear and touristy knickknacks. No need for any of that. The beach was my goal, and when sand and surf and a Kindle full of books got dull, I took out a free kayak or joined a pickup volleyball game. Or ate and drank. That

first day, when lunch started at 12:30, I was prepared for the worst. I had checked the resort’s website, and without booking a package my room would have cost just $80 a night. That money had to cover the pools, the beach, the landscaping, the staff. How it could also include three decent meals a day was beyond my mathematical capabilities. Unless it had something to do with those ‘‘irrational numbers’’ we learned about in high school, because quite irrationally, the food was just fine. If you’re used to surviving on burned toast at hostel breakfasts and free appetizers at happy hours, this was a smorgasbord: salad bar, cold cuts, fresh bread, rice and beans, baked fish, sliced ham, a pizza bar, a pasta bar, an antipasto bar (yay, Italians!), even a ‘‘diet corner.’’ Coffee and fresh fruit juice for breakfast; soda and beer and wine on self-serve taps for lunch and dinner. Sure, there were weaknesses: I’ve had better cakes from Hostess, and the broccoli covered in cheese sauce was nauseating. But the watercress at the salad bar had some real bite, the warm sugar-dusted doughnuts at breakfast were irresistible and the pasta served up fresh by a friendly cook was surprisingly al dente. Anyone who expected more for the price, please direct complaints to the nearest mirror. (At dinner, you could also make reservations at several other restaurants; two were free and others cost $10 extra.) All-inclusive places usually try to make a nod or two to the local culture, allaying visitors’ guilt that they are in a foreign coun-





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try whose cultural attractions they are ignoring. So painters were out hawking their bright, tropical canvases, and a store sold Dominican rum and cigars. (I actually bought my bottle at a slight discount from a grocery store in town.) The snack bar featured the spiced-up ground-beef patties and shredded cabbage that connoisseurs of Dominican street food in New York will recognize as the basis of the chimi, or Dominican-style burger. The bars served mamajuana, a Dominican drink of roots and herbs steeped in rum and wine. Dominicans are all about music — they are largely responsible for the popular tropical rhythms of merengue and bachata — so there were goofy, fun dance lessons in both genres, as well as salsa. There were also nods to the Italians: One side of the main poolside bar was set up for espresso drinks. ‘‘As good as at home,’’ said one Italian man I chatted with. That was delusional, but they were tolerable, especially for the bargain price of $0. The rest of the bar served sugary tropical drinks made with cheapo liquor and cloying, artificial-tasting fruit juices. But no one complained, especially when cocktails were served with fist bumps from the hard-working bartenders. (And I solved the problem with that bottle of rum, which I used to spike the self-serve Coke.) There was also a variety show of sorts every night, the same sort of thing you might see at Club Meds or other resort chains, or so I’ve been told. I had assiduously avoided this silliness until rain on the final day drove me to seek distrac-

tion. I perked up a bit at the opening announcement, which was delivered in Italian, French and then finally tortured English: ‘‘We just remember you that the show is just for adults.’’ Five couples were called up and seated on cushions, and then, in game show format, asked to perform tasks involving balloon-popping, sticking broomsticks through toilet paper tubes and the like, in ways I will describe simply as highly suggestive. My initial reaction was, ‘‘This is the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it.’’ And then I couldn’t stop laughing. For a vacationing

crowd with no language in common, it was lowest-common-denominator hilarious. I had scheduled my return flight for 7:45 p.m., hoping for a full last day in the sun, but instead we got socked with the torrential rains that would become Hurricane Sandy. The resort was awash and the day was a wash. But oddly enough, I couldn’t have been happier. What had I lost? Elsewhere in the Caribbean, I imagined, disappointed travelers had paid $600 a night for some high-end room that maybe included breakfast. I had paid less for the entire trip.


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• Spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments • Granite countertops • Ceramic tile • W/D in each unit • Convenient access to Manhattan and Fort Riley 310 Hunter Place Manhattan, KS 66503 785-537-1100

2004 BUICK LeSabre, 107,000 miles. One owner, leather interior. $6000. Call 785-556-4957.


Wanted: Automotive

$$$ BUYING Junk and Repairable Vehicles, Cash paid- Free Tow. Same Day Service, $250- Up. (785)633-7556 $$$ $GUARANTEED Top Dollar. Affordable Towing. Buying junk vehicles. Free towing. Same day service. (785)410-4444 AA Wamego Truck and Auto. Buying rebuildable or salvaged cars and trucks. Evening and weekend pickup available. 785-456-5433, 785-456-7306. AAA Now paying $50 & up for salvage or used vehicles. Pick up available. Wamego Recycling, 785-456-2439 or 785-4563793.



As a courtesy of this newspaper, ads for found items will be published for three (3) days free of charge.

Paying $150 to $3,000. for salvage or rebuildable vehicles. Free tow, call anytime 785-539-8003

FOUND 3 super large duffel bags. Call to identify, 785-477-5593.

GET cash for your car! Currently buying foreign and domestic autos, trucks, vans, etc. Anything considered. 539-3376

SILVER/ brown longhair Tabby cat, hit by car and deceased, 1855 Anderson, Wednesday, 8p.m. For info call 785-320-7174.


MIKES WRECKER Service now buying junk cars and trucks, not selling parts. Free pick up. Mon. - Fri. 8 - 5, 785-7764895, 785-539-4221

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Motorcycles, Bicycles


‘08 LINCOLN MKZ. The best of the luxury compacts. (785)539-1044 1976 VOLK Bradley Coupe, 88K, $4,500 or best offer. (785)404-1532 1995 BONNEVILLE. Good condition, great gas mileage, $1800. 785-494-8890.

Harley- Davidson New and used Harley- Davidson, Suzuki and Kawasaki motorcycles. Harley- Davidson clothing and accessories. Kawasaki ATV’s and Jet skis. 1021 Goldenbelt Blvd., Junction City, KS. Along I-70 between exits 295, 296. Toll free 1-877-6001983-

Celebrating 29 years.... Thank you!

New & Used 1826 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Manhattan, Kansas 539-2565

“Our Reputation is Your Guarantee”


Jim Brandenburg, Owner

Low Waiting Period for Affordable Housing Rental Units! The Gardens at Flint Hills &FHI Apartments have below market rent affordable apartments available in Manhattan! 1-4 bedroom units available, including handicap accessible units. Applicants must meet income guidelines in order to qualify. Located at the corner of Kimball and N. Manhattan Ave. Stop by our office today to fill out an application!


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200 SOUTHWIND Place. 780 square feet for $995 total cost. 776-3010

222 SOUTHWIND Place. 4,200 square feet quality office space. (785)527-9100.

Spacious 2-3 BR/ 1-3 BA Over 800 Units Multiple Locations Pool & Fitness Facilities Call for Pricing, Showing & Availability


Business Property

2,400 SQ. ft. service/ repair garage with heated/ ac office and heated garage, 3 overhead garage doors. Southwest Manhattan. Rent or purchase. Call for details. 785-313-1672 A-1 DEAL. Retail, 1,470- 5,900 sq. ft. Next to Wal-Mart. Lease $1,100 per month per bay. 1019 Hostetler Dr. (785)539-1554 DOWNTOWN restaurant, retail, and office spaces available. Units range from 130 sq. ft. to 13,000 sq. ft. Contact Icon Investments at 785-323-1501, or check out our website at for more information.

Ft. Riley Blvd. Frontage 1,750 sq. ft. retail/ office space available in the 300 block of Fort Riley Blvd. across from Convention Center. Gross Lease. Available Immediately. (785)539-9599 TOWN Pavilion, 300/ 1500 square feet, office space, downtown. (785)537-2332 WAREHOUSE Space for Rent: 2505 Stagg Hill Rd., Manhattan. Close to Seth Child & K-18 Hwy. 60 ft x50 ft unit, available December 1st. Separate meters, overhead lights and heat. Call Eric @ 620343-3121.


Garage, Storage

AZTEC STORAGE 1st month Free with a 3 month contract. Open 7 days a week, all sizes, plus boat and RV storage, competitive prices, security, on site management by Manhattan Airport. 785-776-1111

B & T STORAGES 810 Fairlane, 10x 20, 10x 30, 12x 30. 5261 Tuttle Creek Blvd, 5x 5, through 11x 28. Open 7 days a week. Well secured. Call 539-8996

Knox Ln. Self Storage 210 Knox Lane, 5x 5- 10x 30, 313-1196. STAGG Hill Self Storage. All sizes available. Best rates in town! 785-341-5509

Taylor Made Storage 2 miles north of Manhattan, 5x 10, to 12x 50. Big discount for long term. 785-5878777

**Deadlines earlier during holiday periods

2505 ANDERSON, 1425 sq. ft. office. Call (785)532-8541 for details. DOWNTOWN and westside locations, 500- 2,000 sq. ft. (785)537-2332 OFFICE spaces, great location, parking, gas and electric included. 785-776-7615


Mobile Homes

2 BEDROOM, $450 plus deposit, Walnut Grove Mobile Home Park. (785)494-8702 2 BEDROOM, water/ trash paid, pets negotiable, 613 Riley Lane, Manhattan. $395/ month. (785)317-7086 SEVERAL 2 bedrooms available immediately. Tuttle Terrace Mobile Home Park. (785)539-7940

25 Unfurnished Apartments Manhattan City Ordinance 4814 assures every person equal opportunity in housing without distinction on account of race, sex, familial status, military status, disability, religion, color, national origin or ancestry. Violations should be reported to the Director of Human Resources at City Hall, 5872443. 1 BEDROOM apartment for 1 person occupancy in quiet, clean, well maintained complex. Laundry, picnic area, and more. No smoking. No pets. $450. References and lease. (785)537-9686 1 BEDROOM, downtown. Heat, water, trash paid. No pets. (785)341-4267 2 BEDROOM apartment ($695) in a quiet complex next to Cico Park. No pets. Call Plaza West Apartments at 785-539-2649.

••(785) 537-9064•• STUDIO apartment available December 1. Oak floors, dishwasher. $500. 423 N. 9th. 785-537-4977. STUDIO, 1 or 2 bedroom, dishwasher, laundry facility in complex, swimming pool, 1100 Garden Way 537-2255 or 5377810 SUBLEASE now- July 31. 2 bedroom apartment at Colbert Hills. 1 year old, excellent condition. $1,115/ month. No deposit required. Wall mount TV included. Call (620)246-5212 or (620)243-2386.

The Bluffs Ultimate Living in a Perfect Setting • 10 minutes from Fort Riley • Swimming pool/hot tub • Full size washer/dryer in every unit • Clubhouse with home theater & game room

1810 Caroline Ave. Junction City, KS 785-238-4409 26 Duplex,Condo,Townhome

2 BEDROOM apt. $400. (785)539-7415 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, off street parking, washer/ dryer hookup, $675 plus deposit. Available November 1st. (785)532-8112

2 OR 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, single garage. Available now. Call Steve @ Manhattan Rentals, (785)565-3330.

3 BEDROOM, $840 newer apartment, fresh paint and carpet, with washer/ dryer. (785)341-4024, (785)313-4524.

4 BEDROOM, 2 bath, fireplace, family room, Stagg Hill area. $1,125. (785)5372255, (785)537-7810.

CLEAN, roomy 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, in 9- plex. No pets. 1 year lease, reference required. $700. 3032 Kimball. (785)5560586

4 BEDROOM, 2 bath, kitchen/ dining area, and utility/ storage room in newer duplex. Quiet, clean, and well maintained, with many paid amenities. No smoking. $920. References and lease. (785)5379686

Woodway Apts 4 bedroom/ 2 bath, available ASAP, $960/ month; 2 bedroom/ 2 bath, available ASAP, $695/ month. Close to K- State Football, pool, on- site laundry, 2420 Greenbriar Drive. (785)537-7007.

TWO bedroom duplex with unfinished basement on Shirley Lane. Deposit. No smoking. No Pets. $750/ month. Manhattan Realty, (785)776-1010.



1421 HIGHLAND Drive- 3 bedrooms & 3 baths, $1,365. Call Blanton Realty, 7768506.

Where to apply: THE GARDENS AT FLINT HILLS 1400 FLINT HILLS PLACE Phone: (785) 776-8588 -

1909 KENMAR Three bedroom bath and 1/2 home, appliances. (913)709-4966 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, full unfinished basement, 1 car garage, washer/ dryer included, close to downtown and campus. No smoking, no pets. $825/ month plus utilities. (785)556-2652

Celebrate the Holidays at Country Meadow and Brookfield Residences!!!

Move into your new home during the month of November and receive a $100 gift card for holiday shopping! 2 Bedroom Apartments starting at $590 3 Bedroom Apartments starting at $675 Certain restrictions apply - call for details

Swimming Pool • Laundry Center • Playground • 24-Hour Emergency Maintenance • Basketball Court • Club House • Washer/Dryer Hookups Brookfield Residences 415 Walters Dr. • Manhattan, KS 66502

County Meadow Residences 1300 Marlatt Avenue • Manhattan, KS 66502



Low Waiting Period for Income Based Rental Units! The Manhattan Housing Authority has income based apartments at 6 locations in Manhattan. 1-4 bedroom apartments available, including handicap accessible units. Rent based on monthly household income, with low maximum rents! Applicants must meet income guidelines in order to qualify. Waiting list times vary by bedroom size, but 2, 3 and 4 bedroom waiting lists are low! Stop by our office today to fill out an application! Where to apply: MANHATTAN HOUSING AUTHORITY 300 N 5TH STREET (across from Post Office) Phone: (785) 776-8588 -







Help Wanted




Help Wanted

3 BEDROOM house for rent. Great location, recent updates, hardwood floors, and garage. Please call 785-587-0123.

Apartment Maintenance Tech

CNA- HHACompanion

3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, westside home with carport and privacy fence. Very clean and well maintained. No smoking. $865. References and lease. (785)537-9686

Great opportunity with established company. Full time maintenance technician needed for Manhattan, Kansas apartments. On call & some evenings/ weekends. HVAC and general maintenance knowledge required. Provide own reliable transportation and auto insurance. Salary based on experience plus benefits. Drug screening/ back ground check administered. Send resume and references to

Caring, Reliable, Compassionate CNA/ HHA. Provide one on one care to elderly clients in their homes. Night Shifts and Weekends available. Come join our team where you do make a difference! Advocate Home Specialty Care,, (785)456-8910.

3 BEDROOM, westside, new paint, carpet, $950 plus deposit. (785)539-9341 3 Yr. old home in Wamego. 3 Brm, 2 full baths, 1 car garage, very clean. $895.00 Call (785)-844-2464. App. required. 4 BEDROOM, 2 full bath, very desirable house, available now. $1,500/ month. (785)564-1197

Available Now 6 bedroom, 3 bath, remodeled home near lake, 3 acres, $1,950. (785)776-2102, text (785)317-4701. DARLING 3 bedroom within walking distance of campus, available January 1. 785-539-1554.


Farms & Acreage

COUNTRY home on 15 + acres located in Council Grove. 2200 sq. foot home and a 40 x 40 established business. Large barn, horse pens and room for a few cows. Call 620-767-2889.



4 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 2 story house, $120,000. Large corner lot. (785)8441376

Home For Sale By Owner- $259,000 8725 Eagle Feather Dr. Manhattan, KS. Ranch Style, 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, fully finished basement, 2 car garage in Eagles Landing Subdivision. Please call 316-461-6679 for more info. HOME in Wamego. $153,000. Details on Craigslist



NORTHERN Estates. No specials. 2 acre lots, paved, 1 1/2 miles north of Wamego. (785)456-3116 ON Wamego golf course (new 9) in gorgeous setting. (785)458-2862, (785)4565219. Owner/ agent.


Mobile/Modular Homes

2 BEDROOM, Countryside, includes big screen TV, wall oven, bed, electric fireplace. $9,500. (785)313-4071


Help Wanted

The Mercury cannot verify the financial potential of advertisements in the Help Wanted or Business Opportunities classifications. Readers are advised to approach any such “opportunity” with reasonable caution. Manhattan City Ordinance 4814 assures every person equal opportunity in securing and holding employment in any field of work or labor for which he/ she is properly qualified regardless of race, sex, military status, disability, religion, age, color, national origin or ancestry. Violations should be reported to the Director of Human Resources at City Hall, 587-2443.

Administrative Assistant- Reception Leading Manhattan law firm seeks office professional for administrative and legal assistant with reception duties. Computer service and phone skills needed. Previous office experience preferred, though not required. Challenging work environment with competitive salary and benefits. Send resumes and cover letter to Box 04569, c/o Manhattan Mercury, P.O. Box 787, Manhattan, KS 66505.

Skilled Maintenance Shop Foreman Competitive Salary, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Sick Leave, Personal Leave, Apply online at E.O.E.

ASSISTANT Athletics Trainer, K-State Athletics: A full- time, salaried, local agency position. Responsibilities include providing and coordinating athletic training services for women’s volleyball studentathletes, maintaining records and supplies, coordinating care with physicians and coaches, assisting with student- athlete insurance process and serving as clinical instructor for an accredited educational program. This position will include the supervision of the Ahearn Athletic Training Room, as well as some administrative duties. Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in related field. Proof of BOC certification, 3 to 5 years athletic training experience with a NCAA Division I program required. Candidates must also possess excellent verbal and written skills, possess a valid driver’s license, and be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as required. Preferred Qualifications: Proof of current NATA certification. TO APPLY: To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a letter of introduction, resume and 3 professional references by the 12:00 noon CST, November 28, 2012 deadline via email only to Contact tel: (785)532-6586. KSU is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Background check required. ASSOCIATED Drilling is needing a technician to assist in installing water wells. Out of town travel is required. Excellent benefits, excellent pay. Pre-employment direct screening required, and must be able to obtain a class A CDL. 785-468-3324,

Auto Service Call Center Specialist Local full time/ part time auto service call center. Previous call center a plus. Outgoing personality, self starter, results oriented. Willing to learn, will be trained. Attractive pay plan and flexible hours. Visit ml for complete details.

Business Consultant Franchise Select 360 is seeking an outgoing, motivated individual to join consulting team. Must have excellent communication and networking skills. Previous business management or sales experience required. Will train right person. Flexible schedule, commission based position. Send resume and references to CARPENTER, remodeling and flat work, valid license, truck and tools required, local steady work, pay depends on experience. (785)587-0271

Children’s Library Assistant Provides library service to children and adults. Requires customer service skills, knowledge of children’s literature and storytelling abilities. Computer experience required. College and library experience preferred. 20 hours per week. Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends. Apply at Manhattan Public Library, 629 Poyntz Avenue. Open until filled.

Equip. Operators needed for quarry operations near Onaga. Benefits include health care, vacation/ holiday pay, and 401K. Call Brad at (785)597-5111, or apply at Hamm, 609 Perry Place, Perry, KS. E. O. E.

Communication Specialist The School District is looking for an individual that will assist in the planning, development and implementation of television programming, website content and social media strategies for Manhattan-Ogden USD 383. All applicants may now apply at pplicantPortal/search.php or visit Manhattan-Ogden USD 383, 2031 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, 785-587-2000. E.O.E.

CNA’S CNA’s, PRN, Various shifts. Golden Living- Wakefield. 785-461-5417, ask for Jodi Nelson, DNS. E. O. E.

Conservation District Manager Full time position delivers conservation programs locally. Self motivated, strong verbal/ written communication and organizational skills, MS Office and basic accounting. Primarily office work with some evenings, occasional weekend and some field work. Use of personal vehicle required. High school graduate, college preferred- farm, ranch or construction background helpful. Must pass background check to use USDA computer. Partial benefits include vacation and sick leave, KPERS, but no health insurance. Salary $29,000- $35,000 based upon education and experience. Detailed job description and application form available at Closing date for applications- November 30, 2012. CONTRACTOR Quality Control Manager. 5 yrs experience, 30 Hr. OSHA Card, experience working on COE projects, Proficient with RMS Software. Start Date 12112 Job Description go to Send Resume to until 11- 19-1 2. E. O. E. DANCERS & Waitress wanted at Foxy’s Gentleman's Club. Flexible hours, good pay. Apply in person with I.D. at 914 N. Washington, Junction City. DEPENDABLE, enthusiastic individual wanted for a full- time leasing agent position for a local property management company. Qualified candidate must possess an outgoing personality, attention to detail, & administrative skills. Please apply at McCullough Development, Inc., 210 N. 4th St., Ste C, Manhattan, KS. E. O. E.

Manager Top Pay & Excellent Benefits. Fax or email resume to: (210)694-0400 or E.O.E.

$15.00/hour, Health Insurance, Paid Vacation, Sick leave, Personal Leave, Apply online at E.O.E.

Learn to Weld and Learn a Living Affordable short-term training Open entry- open exit Designed to meet local and regional industry standards Call Wes Chambers today 785-317-0688 or go to



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Diversified farm 35 miles NE of Manhattan is looking for a self directed individual to assist in management of a farrow to finish swine operation. Full time responsibilities would also include crop production and repairs and maintenance in a well equipped shop. Nice house provided. 785-458-9548 or email Rex Materials, Inc. is a world leader in vacuum formed ceramic fiber products is a medium size job shop manufacturing company pursuing a team based approach. Rex Materials, Inc. is in need of a degreed Engineer with a required minimum of 5 years experience in a manufacturing environment for our Council Grove, KS facility. The position will be focused on manufacturing process support and improvement. For a full job description please visit Click the tab “About Rex” on the home page, a drop down will appear, click on “Employment”; interested candidates should send their resume to GENSTLER Eye Center in Manhattan is seeking to add a front office professional to its dynamic team! Candidate must have excellent customer service skills, computer proficiency, organizational skills, and a positive attitude. We are willing to train the right candidate. We offer health insurance, 401K, and competitive wages. Please send resume to (785)273-2583, Attn: Lacie; or



FULL- Time Medical office assistant needed. Duties include scheduling appts, ICD9/CPT coding, and medical record document processing. Medical experience a must. No phone calls! Email resume to FULL- Time Opening for RN and LPN charge nurse at Stoneybrook Retirement Community. All Shifts Available, benefits included. Apply on-line at JANITOR needed for Senior Center, 20 hours a week, M- F. Must be 55 years of age or older and meet income requirements for SER program. (785)537-4040

The KSU College of Veterinary Medicine Dean’s Office is seeking candidates for two Assistant Specialist positions. The successful candidates will assist faculty with preparation and submission of grant proposals and management of active grant accounts. Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business or another related field. Three years of experience in administrative or grant related work is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Other requirements include a strong customer-service attitude, strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects simultaneously to meet deadlines, solid quantitative and analytical skills, the ability to manage and track multiple projects, the ability to work independently or effectively with groups and individuals, and excellent computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe. Screening of applicants will begin on November 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current resume and contact information for three professional references to Jaci Begnoche, Dean’s Business Office, Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine, 102 Trotter Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 or by email to

Design and develop promotional materials such as flyers, brochures, advertising, banners, and videos for departmental teaching, research, and outreach programs. Design and prepare media articles, press releases, newsletters and other communications oriented toward lay audiences based on technical research findings. Design, develop and maintain departmental web pages and social media. Provide support to faculty and staff in the use of web- and social media-based tools and resources. Photography for departmental functions and promotional material. Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree in mass communications, agricultural communications, journalism, or other communications-related field. More information on this position and how to apply can be found at Salary and benefits: Commensurate with candidate's ability and experience. Kansas State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. KSU encourages diversity among its employees. Background check required.

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HOPE Lutheran Early Learning Center has full time and part time positions available for a positive, energetic, loving person. We provide a loving, educational atmosphere for infants to preschoolers. (785)587-9400

The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual for home and retail delivery in the Junction City area. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance, and a phone number are required. This in as independent contractor’s position. Contact Kari or Ronnie at (785) 7768808.

Legal Assistant SELF-STARTER, flexible, inquisitive individual needed for full-time legal assistant at Pottroff Law Office. Proficient computer skills with excellent attention to detail and follow-through. Candidate must have strong interpersonal, verbal, written and composition skills. Ability to take ownership to get job done, must be able to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines. Responsible for litigation case management, client relations, documentation, data entry, filing and answering phones for busy firm. Send cover letter with resume via email to: LOCAL tax office needs receptionist, data entry and tax preparers. Flexible schedules, part-time or full time. Send resume to: MANHATTAN Country Club is hiring experienced banquet and restaurant servers. Veritable work experience required. Please apply in person at 1531 N. 10th Street.

PRN Phlebotomist PRN Phlebotomist needed at Stonecreek Family Physicians. Other responsibilities will be checking in patients, processing paper work accurately and timely, all while providing excellent customer service. Previous experience required, also must be a responsible team player, self- motivated, and friendly. Send resume to: Amanda Dreyer, Email, or Fax 785587-9090.

Looking for something new & exciting? Cascade has been providing PRN staff & travel contracts to hospitals, clinics & nursing homes, all over KS and MO since 1988. Work a shift every few weeks OR sign up every day, the choice is YOURS! 3-6 month Travel Contracts in KS or MO, RN’s: ER, PICU, NICU, PEDS, LDR, Radiology, Cath Lab, OR, CVOR, ICU & more- clear up to $550 per shift! (also have lots of Tech contracts - Scrub Techs, EEG, MRI, Cath Lab, MT’s, RT’s, etc) RN’s: PRN shifts & guaranteed shifts in the area, or Topeka, Wichita, KC-clear up to $500 per shift! Apply: or email resume or call Scott at corp 816-229-5800

Assistant Specialist Positions

Responsibilities: This person is responsible for designing and developing information, communication and marketing activities in the Department of Agricultural Economics. Specific responsibilities include:


Executive Director of the Foundation. Cloud County Community College seeks an Executive Director of the Foundation. The Executive Director will be responsible for cultivating the donation gifts to the Foundation. A bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s Degree preferred. Candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong leadership and organizational skills. Three years of Development and Grant Writing experience is required, five years preferred with additional preference given for higher education development experience. This position is a fulltime, KPERS-covered, 12 month contract position with a benefit package. Send letter of application, resume, and the names and phone numbers of five references to the Office of Human Resources, Cloud County Community College, 2221 Campus Drive, Concordia, Kansas 66901. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled. EOE

Full-time position with the K-State Alumni Association to provide support services to the Administrative department. Minimum qualifications include a high school degree supplemented by office experience. Ability to stay highly organized and efficient along with strong communication/public relations skills and attention to detail is required. Computer skills with working knowledge in Microsoft Word and Excel preferred. Submit letter of application, resume and three references to Attn: Human Resources, K-State Alumni Association, 1720 Alumni Center, Manhattan, KS 66506. Screening of applicants will begin November 16th. For questions, contact Brad Sidener, Sr. Vice President, K-State Alumni Association, 785-532-5055. Applications or questions may be submitted online to EOE.

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Communications Coordinator, Full time Skilled Maintance- HVAC


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Charge Nurse- RN or LPN If you are energetic and have the desire to be a leader in our industry, then you are the nurse for us. Licensure in the state of Kansas is required. Sign-on bonus for full time employment will be discussed during interview. Our ideal nurse must have strong leadership, management, and long term care experience. Current opportunities are one Mon-Thurs 12p-10p shift and one Fri-Sun 6p-6:30a shift. Valley View Senior Life is an equal opportunity employer. Please send your application to the following: Rachael Falls, Human Resource Director 1417 W Ash, Junction City, KS 66441 Fax: 785-238-1167 EOE We look forward to having you be a part of our growing team!

K-STATE STUDENT UNION Cash Handling Coordinator Part-time 25 hours/week Count and record all cash, checks, credit cards, Cat Cash and other tender type. Count daily sales and revenues. Assemble cash receipt bags and envelopes. Prepare deposits. Reconcile credit card and Cat Cash transactions. Maintain appropriate level of denomination of coins and currency in the Union’s master change fund. Minimum Qualifications: Six months experience in general office, clerical or administrative support work. Education may be substituted for experience. Preferred qualifications: One year cash handling experience and reconciliation experience. Good organizational skills. Attention to detail. Submit: Application, Resume, and 3 Professional references. Salary: $12.35/hr Deadline: November 16, 2012 This position is eligible for the following BENEFITS: Health, dental, life and vision insurances, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, TIAA- Cref retirement plan. Additional Fringe Benefits: reduced meal plan, bookstore discount, free movies, recreational benefits, and if qualified presidential scholarship for tuition assistance. The K-State Student Union is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity among employees is encouraged. A criminal background check will be required for the candidate selected for hire. Apply at: K-State Student Union, North West corner in bookstore ground floor, K-State Student Union Human Resources Office, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 665062800. Questions call (785) 532-6577. Applications can also be picked up at the Manhattan Workforce Center on 4th street or the Student Union.



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The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual to deliver in the north Manhattan area. Streets include Valley Wood, Rocky Ford, Bent Tree Dr, River Bend Rd, and Tuttle Creek Blvd. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance, and a phone number are required. This is an independent contractor's position. Contact Kari or Ronnie at (785) 7768808. The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual to deliver in the Zeandale, Deep Creek, and Alma areas. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance, and a phone number are required. This in as independent contractor’s position. Contact Kari or Ronnie at (785) 7768808.



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The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual to deliver in the Northeast Manhattan area and Highway 24 corridor. Streets include Blue River Rd, Casement, Brookmont Dr, Green Valley Rd, Hopkins Creek Rd, and E Marlatt. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s sicense and insurance, and a phone number are required. This is an independent contractor’s position. Contact Kari or Ronnie at (785) 7768808.

NEW CAR SALES If you are motivated and want to be a part of an excellent work environment with good hours, good salary and good benefits, please contact Steve Lungren, new car sales manager, at 785.776.1950. NURSE: RN or LPN, Full time Charge Nurse 3 day shifts per week (7am to 5 pm) and one evening shift per week (3pm to 11pm). Also, Full time Charge Nurse evening shift 3pm to 11pm. Call Rebecca at Westy Community Care Home Westmoreland, KS to set up an interview today. 785-457-2801.




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Part-Time Instructors.

Property Manager

Cloud County Community College Geary County Campus in Junction City, Kansas, seeks Part-Time Instructors for the Spring Semester.

Exciting Opportunity! Local, reputable property management company is seeking applicants for a Property Manager at University Garden Apartments to be responsible for the day- to- day operation of 91 units. Qualified candidate must be customer service oriented, outgoing, self- motivated, and organized. Follow through with attention to detail is essential. Previous property management experience is a plus. Familiarity with maintenance needs and financial matter required. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits package available. If you are an upbeat person who strives for excellence, send or email your cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to McCullough Development, Inc., Attn: Director of HR, P.O. Box 1088, Manhattan, KS 66505-1088; or E. O. E.

Instructors are needed to teach Public Speaking, Biology, Psychology, and Business courses. Master’s degree in area of teaching or a related area required. Send a letter of application, resume, copies of transcripts, and a list of five current references with phone numbers to the Office of Human Resources, Cloud County Community College, P.O. Box 1002, Concordia, Kansas 66901. Review of applications will begin immediately. EOE.

Pediatric Nurse Busy medical office needs motivated, detail oriented nurse for full time position. Applicants should have experience in EMR and immunizations, good patient service skills, and a positive attitude. Send resume to: PLUMBERS & HVAC installers and technicians, for new construction, remodel, service/ repair. Hays, KS area. 785-6288088

The Manhattan Mercury is currently hiring Mail Room Workers. Responsibilities include operation of inserter and assembly of daily newspapers. Weekday hours vary, Saturday night and Sunday morning availability required. Must be able to stand for long hours and lift up to 20 lbs. Applications accepted at: 318 N 5th St Manhattan, KS For information contact Kari at 776-8808 ext 261.





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The Manhattan Mercury is currently looking to fill the position of Shorts and Miss Driver for the Circulation Department. Responsibilities include redelivery of missed customer papers, delivery of supplies and papers to carriers, delivering routes, answering phones, and assisting customers. Good communication skills, dependable transportation, a valid driver’s license and vehicle registration, and insurance required. Must be available 3-8 p.m. Monday - Friday and 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. Sundays. Hourly pay with mileage. Application accepted at: 318 N 5th St. Manhattan, KS For more information contact Kari at 776-8808 ext 262.

The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual for a retail delivery route. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance, and a phone number are required. This is an independent contractor’s position. Contact Kelly at (785-) 776-8808.

RN/ LPN RN Charge Nurse, F T 6a- 6p; LPN Medication Nurse 2p- 10p. Sign on bonus available. Golden Living Center- Wakefield, 785-461-5417, ask for Jodi Nelson, DNS. E. O. E.

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The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual to deliver in the south Manhattan area and west K-18 corridor. Streets include Pottawatomie Ave, S. Manhattan, S Airport Rd, Eureka Dr, and W 68th Ave. Reliable transportation, valid driver’s license and insurance, and a phone number are required. This is an independent contractor’s position. Contact Kari or Ronnie at (785) 776-8808. TAX Pros Plus is looking for individuals to work 40 hours a week, or 20 hours a week shifts from January 15, to April 15, 2013, meeting clients and preparing income tax returns for individuals and families. Job pays $11.00 an hour plus possible end of tax season bonus. Experience would be nice, but We will train the right individual. Online classes start soon. Please call us at 785-477-2083 or send resume To

WATER TESTER • $2- $3K/ Mo. 1st yr. • $4- $5K/ Mo. 2nd yr. • H.S./ College Preferred. • No Experience/ Will Train. • Management Opp. Call Monday only, 785-266-8198. TWIN lakes Educational Cooperative (USD 379) has a full-time special education paraeducator position available immediately at Riley County Grade School. Competitive salary and benefits available. Applications available at, or Stuart Administrative Center, 807 Dexter, Clay Center, KS 67432, phone 632-3176. Applications deadline November 16. EOE.

All applicants selected for employment are subject to postoffer pre-employment drug screening. Ask us about WorkReady! Certificates (See web site for complete job descriptions and application information.) FINANCE CLERK- CUSTOMER SERVICE STAFF ACCOUNTANT ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AIRPORT TECHNICAN II ELECTRICAL SEASONAL- FALL AND WINTER 2012

11/15/2012 11/23/2012 Open Until Filled Open Until Filled Open Until Filled

Applicants should be 18 years old or older for most positions, but no younger than 16 for any position. For information, job descriptions, and instructions, visit our website at and click on “Employment Opportunities”

A leading Culture Change Community is seeking applicants.

Receptionist- Physician’s Office, F/T LPN-Physician’s Office, PRN RN & LPN CNA,CMA,HHA Companion Major Gift Officer Homemaker Assisted Living Clinical Coordinator Evening Server, P/T Additional wage differential for evening & night household nurses. Ask about our 3rd shift & weekend differential, also our wage incentive for experienced professionals. Apply online at Equal Opportunity Employe r

Independent Contractors We’re looking for responsible, dependable people with win-win sales and customer service attitudes to deliver The Manhattan Mercury. We have routes available in or around your neighborhood. • Timber Creek Area • S 10th, S 12th, Houston, Pierre, Poyntz • S 14th, S 15th, S 16th, S 17th, Colorado, El Paso Ln, Yuma, S Manhattan • Houston, S Manhattan, Osage, Pierre, Poyntz • Bertrand, N Juliette, Pomeroy, Ratone, Thurston • Brockman, Church, Mission, Northfield • Fremont, Humboldt, N Juliette, Leavenworth, Osage, Poyntz • Stag Hill area

• Allen Rd, Hayes Dr, Judson, Northview, Strong • Allen Rd, Green Ave, Gross St, Lincoln Dr, Sloan St • Blue Valley Trailer Court • Dix Dr, Harvey Cir, Lilac Ln, Morning Glory Cir •Gardenia Terr, Harvey Dr, Tulip Terr • Beck St, Casement Rd, Hayes Dr • Dix Dr, Gladiola Ct, Magnolia Ln

The Mercury is afternoon delivery Monday thru Friday and early Sunday morning with no Saturday deliveries

If you’re interested in earning some extra money, call the Manhattan Mercury Circulation Department today at (785) 776-8808 or e-mail us at, please provide your name, address and telephone number.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES • Assistant Baseball Coach-MHS • At-Risk Aide- Woodrow Wilson • At-Risk ESOL Aide-MHS • Childcare Assistant - Amanda Arnold • Communication Specialist • Counselor - MHS • High School Math Teacher • Physical Therapist Assistant • Skilled Maintenance- HVAC • Skilled Maintenance Shop Foreman • Substitute Health Aide • Substitute Paraeducators • Substitute Teachers •Teaching Assistant - Adult Learning Center • Title I ESOL Aide- Frank Bergman • Title I Math Tutor - Northview USD 383 is a Kansas Work Ready Preferred Employer. Applicants are encouraged to present the Kansas WORKReady! Certificate at the time of application. Contact the Manhattan Workforce Center for more information about the certification at 785-539-5691 or email Terry at

Job description available at All applicants may now apply at or visit Manhattan- Ogden USD 383, 2031 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, 785-587-2000. E. O. E.

The Kansas State University Office of the Registrar seeks to fill the regular position of Associate Registrar for Student Systems. The position reports directly to the University Registrar and will provide direct assistance with the management of designated areas: Reporting, Systems Operations, Web Development, Undergraduate Catalog, & Continuing Education Registration. Bachelor’s degree with five years experience in a technical/managerial/leadership role in a university registrar’s office, or a similar role in a related area in a university setting required. Preferred: Master’s degree; thorough knowledge and understanding of student information systems, including familiarity with Registrar software applications such as the Web, iSIS, and Oracle/PeopleSoft Campus Solutions; and evidence of successful management of student records and enrollment systems. Full position announcement found at: Screening of candidates begins December 15, 2012 and continues until position is filled. Please submit a cover letter with resume and/or curriculum vita, and the names and addresses of five professional references to: (electronic submission must be in MS Word or PDF format) Associate Registrar for Student Systems Search Committee, K-State Registrar’s Office, Dr. Monty Nielsen, Chair at KSU is AA/EEO and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.

Interested in Health Care? Visit to view all job openings Professional Opportunities Recruiter I.T. Application Technician Registered Nurse ( Full and PRN positions) Cath Lab SANE/SART Coordinator Critical Care Inpatient Rehabilitation OR/Surgery Support Positions Lab Assistant (PRN) Environmental Service Associate (FT & PT) Medical Assistant (PT) Nutrition Assistant (FT & PT) Allied Health Medical Technologist Cath Lab Tech (FT) Respiratory Therapist (PT) Occupational Therapist (PRN) Occupational Therapy Assistant (PRN) EOE Apply online:




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Teaching Assistant - The new hire for this position will work at the Adult Learning Center, USD 383 to assist in GED/ABE (Adult Basic Education) and ESL (English as a Second Language) adult education classes. M-Th mornings and M/T/Th evenings (approximately 28 hours/ week). Minimum HS diploma or GED plus applicable training, skills, and/or experience required. See job description on-line. Submit application and resume by 11/15 or until position is filled. To obtain a full job description and to apply online, visit (EOE)

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LEATHER couch, stove. 537-2822.

53Garage Sales,Flea Markets

POTTERY SALE!! Nov. 17th, 9am- 4pm & Nov. 18th, 1pm4pm. Wildcat Village Pottery Retirement Sale. 14203 Lower McDowell Creek Road, Man. KS. Pottery, Ceramic tools, Wheels, Kilns, Books, Shelves, Plus much, much more! No Credit Card sales.


Full-time hours (7.75) five days per week (M-F) 8a. - 5p. & rotational eve shift until 6:30p. EOE. Please apply online at USD 378 is accepting applications for a F/T Pre-School aide. If interested submit application at or contact

Waitstaff All shifts available. Apply at: 204 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, KS. E.O.E.


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BABYSITTER/ Nanny, CNA. Will babysit in my home. (785)539-4299, (785)4775919.

Health & Beauty

BATTERY operated mobile power chair. Used- in excellent condition. Asking $1,000.00 O. B. O. Contact Lily, (785)3078236.


Lawn & Garden

42 INCH Lawn Sweeper, used one season, $125. 785-494-8890.

Bob’s Lawnmower Repair Buy, sell. Will come to you. (785)4103995


FBL Financial in Manhattan, KS is seeking a dynamic individual w/ excellent business office skills to support our Commercial Shared Services Department. Primary responsibility is to answer a variety of incoming questions from insureds and agents, process changes and other duties. There is potential for this temp position to become full time based on performance and business needs. Excellent customer service, attention to detail, good keyboarding, logic, communication, organization and strong software skills needed. Desire resourceful and flexible candidate who can make good decisions while working independently.



BARBIE Collection for $600.00. Can sell individually from $20.00 to $50.00. All in boxes from 1996 to 2010. Call Lily, (785)307-8236.

Free Wood Pallets Pick up at The Manhattan Mercury, at south door, in alley.


SELDOM used pull- behind golf cart. Three wheels, push or pull. (785)3361200, (785)320-6449 residence.

Things To Eat

BLACK Walnuts. (785)776-6247



LOOKING for day care for 3 yr & 7 mo. old girls Call (785)564-1579. WESTSIDE Area Daycare. Monday- Friday, 18 months to school age. (785)7761768


ANTIQUE Emporium of Alma has unique gifts for your holiday shopping. Hours: Monday- Saturday, 10:00- 6:00; Sunday, 12:00- 6:00. (785)765-3332. Nine rooms of antiques and collectibles.



SCRATCH & DENT To slightly used. Front load washers. Dryers, gas/ electric, single or stack units, quantities available. Warranty and delivery. (785)537-1986


Fuel & Feed

DRY seasoned firewood - split & delivered. Cell (785)458-9112 Home (785) 494-2234. FIREWOOD for sale. Mixed hardwoods. $100 a pallet. Call Nick at (785)770-2915. FIREWOOD Seasoned Kansas hardwood, $25 per row, $100 per truckload. Free delivery Manhattan area. 785-4109466

Auction Sales

Thank You! Thank You to all the clients, customers, friends and family for the cards, calls, food, plants & prayers during my recent surgery-it will always be remember. A Special Thanks to our staff for keeping the business up and running smoothly. Vern Gannon

UPCOMING AUCTIONS GANNON REAL ESTATE AND AUCTIONS VERN GANNON AUCTIONEER Sunday November 11, 2012, 12:00 Noon, Car & household, Larry & Frances Buatte, 2205 Browning, Manhattan, Kansas. Saturday, November 17, 2012, 9:30AM, Tractors, Machinery & Household, Frank Peterson Estate, 6146 NE Meriden Road, Topeka, Kansas. Saturday, November 24, 2012, 10:00AM, Antiques & Collectibles, Brian $ Kelly Hildebrandt, Sunrise Optimist Club at 720 NW 50th, Topeka Kansas. Vern Gannon Auctions 785-770-0066 Manhattan, Kansas 785-539-2316





University Park W&S 22,636.73 Hunters Island Water Dist 8,664.19 Carson Sewer Benefit Dist 5,962.85 Deep Creek Sewer 5,864.11 Moehlman Bottoms 8,771.58 Valleywood Operations 28,331.60 Terra Heights Sewer 20,329.93 Terra Heights Sinking 46,690.85 Konza Water Operations 35,954.00 TOTAL 18,320,424.09

First published in The Manhattan Mercury on November 5, 2012; Subsequently published on November 6, 2012, November 7, 2012, November 8, 2012, November 9, 2012, November 11, 2012, and November 12, 2012. Cheney Construction, Inc. is seeking qualified DBE Subcontractors for the Flint Hills Area Transportation Agency Building. The project bids November 15, 2012. Sub-bids are required by November 14, 2012, at 1125 Hayes Drive, Manhattan KS 66502, fax 785-776-4878, email, phone 785-7763200. Plan CD is available at Anderson Knight Architects, PA, 785-539-0806

NOTICE TO BIDDERS First published in The Manhattan Mercury on November 11, 2012; Subsequently published on November 12, November 13, November 14, November 15, November 16, and November 18, 2012. Sealed bids will be received by the City of Manhattan, Kansas, at the office of the City Clerk until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2012, at which time the bids will be opened and read aloud. Bids received after said time will be returned to the bidder unopened. These bids will be for the furnishing of all labor and materials, and performing all the work in accordance with the specifications for: COMMUNITY HOUSE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT Manhattan, KS Project No. RC014P

2 INSULATED Igloo Dog Kennels $ 40.00 each. 1 Wood Dog House $22.00. Portable Chain Link Dog Kennel 10x 6 with gate- Nice $75.00. Call 785.313.3183 or 785.313.3186.

Riley County, Kansas Invitation To Bid Published in The Manhattan Mercury on November 11, 2012.

AKC English Bulldog puppies. (785)292-4811 AKC Registered Champion Bloodline English Bulldog puppies have shots and ready to go. Please contact (785)562-7471.

Eng. Bulldogs Puppies available. Check out our website at or call/ text (785)313-7464. GERMAN/German Shepherd pups. 7 weeks and older. $600. 785-346-8433. GOLDEN retriver. Male puppy. Ready December 1. 785-447-2195. TWO large porter pet kennels. (785)5651282. YORKIE, Poodle, and Shih-Poo puppies. Will make loving pets. Shots and wormed up to date. (785)348-5482, (785)7477683.


Riley County is accepting bids for the purchase of the following item: Tractor/Mower Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commisioners at the office of the County Clerk, 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas, until 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 30, 2012. They will be publicly opened in the Commissioners’ office Monday, December 3, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. Bid forms and specifications may be acquired at the office of the Director of Noxious Weeds, 6245 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan, Kansas 66503. Phone: 785539-3202. The Board of County COmmissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids or waive technicalities to purchase the items which, in the Board’s opinion, are best suited for the use intended. Date: 11/8/12

By County Clerk _____________ Rich Vargo

Non-Budgeted Funds Fund Balance JJA Prevention St Formula 1,976.64 Teen Court Collected Fund 2,976.19 Court Technology 16,558.04 Museum Bequest 6,582.25 Register Deeds Tech Fund 82,400.10 Returned Check Fund 5,556.04Riley Co Juvenile Service 84,581.43 Cash Long or Short 11,332.67 21st Jud. Dist Teen Court 22,794.52 RCPD Spec Emergency Rsrv 700,000.00 LEPC-HMTA 31,324.04 University Park Improvmnt 297.27 Carson Capital Reserve 18,000.00 H.I Water Capital Replace 14,170.89 Deep Creek Capital Replac 27,127.79 Moehlman Bottom Cap Resrv 5,681.00 Konza Water Cap Reserve 158,222.08 Valleywood Cap Reserve 17,632.17 Univ Park W&S Cap Reserve 8,808.60 Payroll Clearing 1,272.87 TOTAL 1,206,182.51

Tax Funds Fund Balance Recreational Vehicle Tax 2,196.65 Motor Vehicle Tax 363,452.44 Motor Veh Tax-Long&Short 8,683.12 Driver's License 475.50 Spec Delinquent PP-Treas 909.36 Tax Sale Proceeds 5,890.38 Sales & Compensation Tax 138,442.50 Advance Tax 12,506.98 TOTAL 532,556.93

LEGAL NOTICES Special-WA Water Special Special-SM Storm Sewer Sp Special-29 Water/Sewer Special-34 Vista Acres St Special-24 Stony Br Stree Special-15 Terra Hts Swr Special-36 Lakeview Str Springer - Street Springer - Sewer Springer - Water Springer Sewer Off-Site City Special Assessments TOTAL

1.03 2.08 87.32 299.64330.65268.58420.7315,305.56 5,129.40 2,863.00 976.48 8,039.20 25,087.86

Bonds & Temporary Notes Fund Balance Mertz/McGehee Drainage 6,183.36 TOTAL 6,183.36

Fire Funds Fund Balance Riley Co Fire Dist #1 192,373.71 Riley Co Fire Dist CapOut 177,356.70 TOTAL 369,730.41

TOTAL CASH 20,749,183.23



STATE OF KANSAS) COUNTY OF RILEY) I do solemnly swear the above statement is complete, true and correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, so help me God. _________________________________ R Eileen King, Riley County Treasurer Subscribed and sworn before me this 31st day of October 2012. _________________________________ Rich Vargo, Riley County Clerk

TIME LIMIT: 45 Calendar Days The project will include, but is not limited to, roofing the Community House and replacing the roof access hatch. Copies of the specifications and other contract documents are on file and available for public inspection at the Parks and Recreation Department, 1101 Fremont Street, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502. Interested bidders may secure a set of specifications and all other contract documents by contacting Dennis Drown, Project Manager, at 785-587-2757 or by email at . All persons awarded and/or entering into contracts with the City of Manhattan shall be subject to and required to comply with all applicable City, State and Federal provisions pertaining to non-discrimination, equal employment opportunity, and affirmative action on public contracts.





Enjoy the Holidays! Licensed healthcare professional offers housecleaning, meal prep, errands, senior care, etc. References. 785-477-1581.


Sporting Goods

FOR sale: Proform treadmill, $175. (785)564-1137.




Tax Holding Funds Fund Balance Treasurer's Holding 158,456.44 Delinquent Real Estate 112,238.31 TOTAL 270,694.75

Federal Funds Fund Balance Special Prosecutor Trust 875.58 Juvenile Intake Case Mgr 2,247.43 Resourceful KS Energy Grt 56.99 TOTAL 3,180.00

HOUSE FOR SALE Place your ad in the Classifieds. Connecting buyers and sellers, everyday.

Cemetery Funds Fund Balance Fancy Crk-Randolph #6 Cem .03 May Day #1 Cemetery .57 Rose Hill Cemetery 507.80 Swede Creek Cemetery 14.61 Walsburg #5 Cemetery 2,182.58 TOTAL 2,705.59


Special Assessment Funds Fund Balance Lakeside Heights Sewer 6,000.00Special-ST Street Special 1.07 Special-SP Sp Improvement .14 Special-SS Sewer Special 2.18

AS OF OCTOBER 31, 2012

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State Funds Fish&Game Permits Motor Vehicle License

91 Carpentry & Remodeling

115 Home Inspections/Radon

ECONOMY Construction. Remodels, painting, additions, concrete flatwork, home maintenance. 785-587-0271

D & I PLUMBING, Heating, and Air, Inc. Radon measurement and mitigation. (785)537-7138

Heritage Builders

HDH radon 785341-0252 Serving Manhattan since 2002.

Fund Balance 105.00 12,332.73 TOTAL 12,437.73

County Budgeted Funds Fund Balance County General 8,030,734.24 Health Department 1,342,371.30 War Memorial 15,454.43 County Auction 1,058.45 P.A.T.F. 7,781.25 Motor Vehicle Operations 93,863.85 Special Alcohol 9,371.54 Special Law Enforcement 14,318.81 Riley Co Police Dept 967,749.48 Riley Co Adult Services 121,276.67 Capital Improvements Fund 2,339,813.64 Economic Development 424,259.89 Emergency 911 552,828.09 Workers Compensation Rsrv 139,751.87 Solid Waste 259,242.22 County Building 354,479.70 Road & Bridge Cap Project 2,143,473.77 RCPD Levy/Op 931,753.57 Landfill Closure 5,440.01 County Bond & Interest 382,195.47

For all your Construction and Remodeling needs. Call today for a Free Estimate! (785)776-6011, Monday- Friday, 8- 5; (785)587-7362 nights and weekends; 217 S. 4th Street, Manhattan. Licensed and Insured. HOME repair, interior- exterior, sheetrock, painting, siding, bathrooms, & kitchens, fire & water damage. D & I Repair, (785)537-7138.

124Landscaping/Tree Service 50’ BUCKET/ Boom truck with winch for rent, with operator. (785)776-1205 before 9:00p.m. BRINKER Tree Care, Inc. Professional Tree pruning & removal. 539-6143.


DON’S Stump Removal and Tree Service. 776-3620

Free estimates. Since 1984 (785)4942386, (785)556-4029.


JBS Home Repair and Service: Licensed, Insured Contractor. Specializing in plumbing, all maintenance and repairs for Homes and Apartments. No job too small. Free estimates. For Just Better Service, call (785)564-0364.

Woody’s Handyman

Monday Nov. 19th - 9:00AM 514 Yuma, Manhattan, Ks.

Painting, Siding, Fences, Decks, Doors, Windows, Concrete. Free estimates. (785)236-9805

Selling: Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Glassware, new Christmas items & much Misc. This is a large sale. Google or go to for listing, map & many pictures. Jon Henry, Seller. Auction conducted by Kretz, Hauserman Bloom Auction Service. (785)630-0701.


CUSTOM rototilling, compost hauling. (785)776-1205 before 9:00p.m.

136 Painting & Decorating

Painting/ Handyman Interior/ exterior, 25 years experience, free estimates. Fully insured. 785-3042057


Concrete, Asphalt

A- One Concrete Sidewalks, patios, driveways and parking lot repair. 20 years of experience/ licensed. Free estimates. 785-485-0141, Manhattan. MASONRY work. New and repair retaining walls, porches, outdoor living areas, dtcp. references, insured. (785)466-6212.


Home/Rental Maint.

D & I REPAIR 537-7138

Lawn Care


BATHTUBS REPAIR and reglaze porcelain, fiberglass tubs, showers and wall tile. Perma-Glaze. 785-456-6574.



Carousel Homes Inc. All types siding, windows, seamless gutters & more. Don’t buy until you get my price. Free estimate. New to Manhattan, but 49 years service to the industry. Call Ray 913-207-0687.

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If Something Happened Dear Edith: My husband bought his house before we were married. We've been splitting the bills since I moved in, and we've been married for ten years now. I'm not on the deed. He doesn't have a will. What would happen to the house if something happened and he passed? He does have family, parents, sister and brothers. Just wondering. -- G. Answer: Not sure whether by "family" you mean children and not sure what state you live in. So I'd suggest you look up the rule for distributing the estate yourself.

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Dear Edith: My son and his wife are getting a divorce. They own a house and she was supposedly making payments, but son found out just recently that she has missed payments with late fees. She has done modifications and instead of having 21 years left on loan now have a 30-year loan. Also one of modifications she forged my signature. What is the best way to take care of this mess? Should he let lender foreclosure, do a deed in lieu of foreclosure, short sale? Son is now living in the house, but can to afford the payments. Hopefully you can give us an answer as to what he should do. -- I. Answer: Son should have a lawyer if he's getting a divorce, and he should follow his attorney's advice. More Bamboo Dear Edith: I just read your advice to a homeowner with a bad back who was dealing with a neighbor's bamboo. You should have mentioned that the owner did have the option of seeking remedy in court, as "nuisance" cases involving trees, etc., have been well documented in all 50 states. I am currently doing so with a neighbor (a rental and absentee owner, unfortunately) who has a black walnut tree overhanging my property and who also had a forest of giant bamboo which adversely impacted a number of adjoining properties. They removed the bamboo but left the tree. -Email Answer: Interesting. Edith Lank will respond personally to any question sent to COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM

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House on a Hill Dear Edith: My daughter and her boyfriend are looking to buy a house. The house is located on five acres and is beautiful inside and out, but the land is completely the opposite. It is located on a highly erosive soil. Although the front yard is decent, the backyard is built on land with a slope that starts less then 20 feet behind it. My concern is that the house may eventually slide down the hill or receive some other kind of damage. However, the agent said they would not be permitted to sell a house if there was a chance of that happening, and as long as none of the trees are removed there should be no problem. My daughter says I worry too much but this is a major investment and I would really appreciate your opinion. -- M. K. Answer: My opinion is that unless this "major investment" is your investment, you should relax and stay out of it. My further opinion is that when two unmarried persons buy a house together, they should consult a lawyer ahead of time, to draw up a written agreement about what would happen with the property if they ran into trouble later on. Oh, and about the house sliding down the hill -- I suppose they could consult the local building bureau for information, or hire an engineer to inspect. But they're protected. No bank would make a mortgage loan if there's danger of a landslide or if they can't get insurance coverage.

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7820 E. Highway 24 • Manhattan, KS 66502 • (785) 539-0396 Fax: (785) 539-8752 • Website:

4208 CAITLIN DRIVE $279,900


HOUSE CALLS Dear Edith: How old do you have to be to qualify for that homesellers tax break? Also, what is the legal age to become a senior citizen? 55, 62, 65? This is always confusing. -- M. Q. Answer: You bet it is. You can join the American Association of Retired Persons at 55. For a discount at my drug store you need to be 60. Social security retirement is available at 62. And you must start withdrawing from retirement accounts at age 70 1/2. At any rate, there's no longer any age requirement for using that lovely federal tax break. It lets you sell your principal residence and take your gain tax-free, up to a profit of $500,000 for a married couple or half that for a single taxpayer. The only requirements are that the property has been your main home for at least two of the five years before your sell, and that you haven't used this tax break on another home in the past two years. Speaking of old, perhaps you'd like to look at my new blog:


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Deal Of The Decade! 1/2 duplex. 2 BR, 2 baths with 2 additional BR, 1 bath and family room framed in full walkout basement. Safe room, 2 car garage and private deck. Open floor plan, cathedral ceilings, with all appliances included. Located just across the street from the award winning St. George Grade School. Quality new construction by D & R Construction. $146,900. Historically low interest rates, still available.

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5300 Thompson Road Private, secluded- 3 Bdrm, 3 Bath- 2 3/4 acres by Tuttle Creek Lake - Open floor plan. $298,000. Call Now! Call Kris Johnson, Real Estate by KRIS, Broker/Owner 785.313.3186 e-mail: for more information or a private showing.

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2135 Grand Ridge Ct. New Construction free standing townhome with open floor plan, main floor master suite and study, maintenance provided, NO specials, spectacular golf course view! $524.900

1300 Wyndham Hgts Ready to move in executive home with 6 Br s, 5 1/2 Ba s, swimming pool & open kitchen, family and dining lower level media area, exercise room, and workshop $685,000

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2409 Sumac New Construction with 5 Br s, 3 Ba s, vaulted great room, corner fireplace. Granite and stainless appliances in kitchen. 3 car garage. $2,500 toward buyer s closing costs $279,900

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304 Brookvalley Dr. $144,500

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325 Highland Pointe

529 Pierre Street

$235,000 Better Than New, Sprinkler System, Sodded Lawn

$219,500 New Construction, Big Lot, Riley School District

$290,000 Beautiful Historic Home in Downtown Manhattan

Walk to Campus

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Westside Townhome

411 N. 16th Street

5305 Terra Heights

3803 Emerald Cir

$239,000 Charm of the Year w/ Today’s Amenities, Wood Floors, Spacious Rms

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328 Palomino, Ogden

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Fantastic Neighborhood! 3 Bd, 2 Ba, New Carpet, 2-Car, Fenced Yard

Ranch W/ Open Floor Plan, Master Suite W/ Bath, 3 Bd, 2 Ba, 2- Car

Minutes to Ft. Riley 3 Bd, 2 Ba, Ranch Lg Corner Lot, 2- Car

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Kelly Adams........Ext 142 Therese Adams.............Ext 128 Dawn Belville.................Ext 137 Tara Claycamp...Ext 122 Larry Cline...................Ext 146 Vi Fogerson....................Ext 140 Bill Gordon.........Ext 123 Donna Hageman...........Ext 131 Carolyn Hill....................Ext 127 Larry Limbocker..Ext 124 Connie McClellan.............Ext 148 Tomi O'Conner...................Ext 133 Nancy Perry.........Ext 135 Virginia Reyes Kramer..Ext 129 Joe Sexton........................Ext 132 Gary Stowe................Ext 120 Sherry Wheeler.......................Ext 138 Bria Taddikan-Williams.........Ext 145 To see a complete list of our homes visit our website:


1517 LITTLE KITTEN *Walk to Amanda Arnold - A Must See * Fin Daylight lower level,$250’s,Call Patty

* Spacious Home on 1Acre in Town * 4BR,4BA,Private Lot,$300’s,Elizabeth

*LL Family Rm. w/Stone Fireplace *3BR, 3504 Musil Dr.,$185,000,Lidia

SOLD PATTY BOOMER, CRS, GRI Broker/Owner, (785) 313-5337

1031 POYNTZ, MANHATTAN, KS Phone: 785-539-9800

ELIZABETH JANKORD, Realtor (785) 341-6841

Website: E-mail: John Irvine Broker

Marlene Irvine Assoc. Broker

Mary Beth Irvine Assoc. Broker/Owner

Paul Irvine Realtor/Owner

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Brand New 2 story home w/ 4 BR’s, 2 _ Baths, lg. Kit. w/ island & breakfast nook, formal dining rm, tall & vaulted ceilings, Jacuzzi tub, storm shelter. $192,900

New Listing: Nearly New! Spacious ranch style home w/ 3 BR’s, 2 Baths, vaulted ceilings, open flr plan, dbl garage, fenced yd., patio & more. $159,000

Excellent neighborhood…close to schools & parks! 3 BR, 2 Ba ranch w/ open flr plan, coffered ceilings, lg kit w/ island, master suite w/ Jacuzzi tub, deck. $150’s

WOW…perfect home! Unique 4 BR, 3 Bath home w/ vaulted ceilings, lg kit w/ custom wood cabinetry, formal dining rm, full finished bsmt, deck. $173,900

LIDIA NAGY, Assoc. Broker (785) 565-2523

LAURIE BERARD Realtor (785) 532-8880

* Outstanding Exec. Home, Sep. Shop *FullFin.Walk-outLL,3+ac.,$400’sCallPatty

*4BR,2BA,Close to Marlatt & Stadium *2524 Hobbs Dr.,$129,700,Call Lidia

* Great Location,5 BR,3 BA,2912sf * Mst. Bath,No Specials,$180’s Call Lidia

*Cozy2BRon1acrew/LakeView *Move-inReady,Low$100’s,CallPatty

*3 BR, 2 BA Home in Ogden, Lg Kit. *209 9th St., $117,000, Call Elizabeth

* Dream Master Bath,10’Ceilings in LL * Pantry,$595,000,Owner/Agent Elizabeth

4809 Vue Du Lac Pl., Manhattan, Kansas 66503 • 785-776-7711 office • View additional listings at

Thinking of building your dream home! Beautiful 11 acres w/ water & electricity accessible. $40,000 ***** Open your business in this ideal location! $89,900

DUANE LEWIS Broker 776-2222

BYRON LEWIS ABR, E-Pro, CRS, Realtor 341-1745

JERRY ISTAS ABR, CRS, Assoc Broker 313-4693

PAT ISTAS ABR, Realtor 313-0900

TRISH BEGGS CRS, Realtor 243-0829

CLAUDIA LUTHI GRI, CRS, Assoc. Broker 410-0209

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2616 Marion Ave

9082 Tonya Terr

Acre lot. Beamed clngs. 4/2.5/2

2 story. Open plan. 4/2.5/3

Amazing Lake Views! 3 ac.

2712 St Christopher Westside, Occupy Ready. 5/3/2

3016 Tonga Spacious Westside Ranch. 4/3/2

3658 Everett Dr.

5116 Bramblewood

Updated! Fenced yard. 4/3.5/2

Newer! Closing costs! 4/3/3

4056 Bald Eagle SARA JENSEN Realtor 738-8131

DEVIN LEWIS Realtor 313-4524

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3701 DEAKON DR New construction, 5 BR 3 BA, 3 car garage, walkout basement, open plan, large covered deck, wood and tile floors, large yard with views $274,900

DAREN LEWIS Realtor 341-6037

ADAM BONEWITZ Realtor 341-7976

JIM NELSON Realtor 564-1494

TERRY STEINBRING Realtor 556-2737

HAROLD MUGLER Realtor/Auctioneer 632-4994

JOHN CHILDS Construction Manager (316)516-7904







3 BR, 2 BA, Lg Master Suite, Living room w/ vaulted ceilings, Eating Bar, Covered Patio, Fresh paint and new carpet $135,000

Wooded Lot, New Construction, 5 BR 3 BA, 3 car garage, Covered deck, wood and tile floors, Basement Family Room $263,500

Move in Ready Home with all appliances included. No Special Taxes. 3 BR 2 BA. Lots of updates made. Large fenced yard. Open floor plan $129,000

Professional Place • 2316 Anderson Avenue Manhattan, KS 66502

1002 Houston

Full fin. Bsmt. 5/3/2 Call Leslie

Victorian 5/2.5 Call Leslie

6650 Harbour Haven

560 Acorn Ln 10 ac, Historic Hm 4/3/2 Barns

505 Bronco Way USD 383 4/3/2. Call Barbara

106 S. Manhattan Near KSU! 4/1/1 Call Barbara

Go To Our Website For Details On All Our Listings & Open Houses! Find Us On: • 3880 Pillsbury Crossing: 2.4 acres! 4/3/5. Call Barbara • 2613 Paige Ln: Sutter Woods in JC. Call Leslie • 3605 Everett Cir: Elegant! West end custom. 4/3.5/3 • 823 Bluemont: Great Investment! Near Campus 5/3/2 • 2609 Elm Creek: 1/2 ac in Junction City. 3/2/2 Call Leslie • 2006 Parkway: Update Westside. Call Barbara • 5200 Fossilridge Ct: Unique!! 4/3.5/3 Call Leslie • Big Mouth Bait: 4+ac, Bait Shop, Dbl-wide. Stocked like Convenience Store at Milford Lake. Call Barbara

• LAND! 270 acres 14 miles E. of Manhattan 130 +/- acres tillable. 140 +/- acres grass. Call Jerry • LAND! 13.6 ac Hwy 18 Bypass/Junction City. Call Barbara • LAKE LAND! 6+ acre building site. Adjoins marina on S. side of Milford Lake. Call Jim/Leslie • COMMERCIAL FOR LEASE: 530 S. 3rd St, Manhattan. 3,000 sq ft. Excellent location with great traffic. Call Jeffrey • FORMER CALL CENTER: Office space or lab. 42,946 +/- sq ft. available. Call Jeffrey • FOR LEASE: Retail/Office Opportunity in Wamego, 3,000 sq ft. available. Call Jeffrey

Linda B. Weis Broker/Owner, ABR, CRB, CRS GRI, PMN

Jim Hood REALTOR®, CW5 (RET) US Army

Jerry S. Weis Ph.D, Owner, REALTOR®

Les Wallace REALTOR®, GRI, Managing Broker

Martha Payne REALTOR®, Listing Specialist

Leslie Alford REALTOR®, LTC (RET) US Army

Barbara Huston REALTOR®, Community Development

Jeffrey Black REALTOR®, Commercial Specialist

3019 Anderson, Manhattan, KS 66503

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2805 Northwing 900 Davis Dr 3402 New Castle Court 3001 Tonga 3701 Deakon Dr 1004 Laussac 1715 Westbank Way 908 Overhill 1517 Little Kitten 2134 Little Kitten Ave. 4309 Ladasa Cir 400 N. Walnut St, Ogden 11565 Clear Creek Rd 2308 Hillview 2613 Brookpark Dr. 4110 Will Kent Dr. 4634 S. Dwight Dr. 4208 Caitlin Dr

Irvine Real Estate, Inc. Coldwell Banker Realy Group One Blanton Realty Blanton Realty Landmark Real Estate Coldwell Banker Realy Group One Blanton Realty ERA The Conderman Group Signature Homes Real Estate ERA The Conderman Group G&A Real Estate Blanton Realty Crossroads Real Estate & Auction ERA The Conderman Group Coldwell Banker Realy Group One Blanton Realty Blanton Realty Blanton Realty

$192,900 $167,000 $218,000 $229,950 $274,900 $297,900 $299,000 $325,000 $250’s $189,900 $235,000 $92,000

785-539-9800 785-776-1100 785-776-8506 785-776-8506 785-776-2222 785-776-1100 785-776-8506 785-539-3737 785-776-7711 785-539-3737 785-537-7466 785-776-8506 785-456-6777 785-539-3737 785-776-1100 785-776-8506 785-776-8506 785-776-8506

$339,900 $151,900 $212,950 $229,950 $279,900

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776-4488 776-4977

Joe Maggio Associate Broker 712-0027

Karen Westover Associate Broker 532-9333

Sandy Salava REALTOR® 565-8433 ssalava@

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New Listing

New Listing

Large Fenced Lawn

3430 Stonehenge Dr.

1100 Village Dr.

1677 Kingwood

8933 Nelson Rd. JC

$339,900 Floyd $337,000 $199,900 Karen Floyd $229,500 Floyd 4+ BR, 3 BA, full finished bsmt. 4 BR, 3 BA, large corner lot with Open Plan- Quartz kitchen counters, 4 4 BR, 3 BA, full finished walkout Very Well maintained! BR, 3.5 BA, walk-out family room. basement. 20 Acres. privacy fence.

Enjoy Privacy

Large Fenced Lawn

3003 Pawnee Circle

1004 Mill Valley Cir.

Karen $335,000 4 BR, 3 BA, Master suite, granite in kitchen, Go Cat’s Game Room.

Karen $299,900 Open Plan, covered back porch, 4 BR, 3 BA, 3 car garage.

Got Foosball

4070 Taneil Dr.

3979 Bald Eagle Dr.

Karen $269,900 Joe $227,950 Open Floor Plan, fenced corner Well Maintained, partially fin. bsmt. view lot, 5 BR, 3 BA, family room + Bar photos & info at

New Price

New Price

5217 Stone Crest Dr.

13482 Wildridge Dr.

2113 Fox Meadows

3446 Stonehenge Dr.

Joe $224,950 New Const. 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 2 story with 2,000 sq ft fin. & storm room.

Joe $209,950 2+ Acres, full bsmt, 3 car garage. View photos & info at

Floyd $184,500 3 BR, 2 BA, new interior paint and carpet, vinyl siding. 2 car garage.

Floyd $174,900 3 BR, 2 BA, large fenced backyard with fruit trees, shed.

216 E. Grove, Olsburg

310 2nd St., St George

New Price

40 Fuller Cir, J.C Floyd $155,000 4 BR, 2.5 BA, 1848 square feet. Close to Ft. Riley! • 2417 Gallaway, Manhattan • 228 W Conn, Council Grove • 811 Tootle St., Miltonvale

2120 Sloan

$79,900 Floyd $77,500 Floyd $89,900 Floyd Updated 3 BR, 2 BA, over-sized 3 BR, 2 BA, 2 car detached Ranch, 3 BR, 1 BA, full unfingarage. 1/2 acre lot. 2 story house. ished walk-out basement. 1 car detached garage. Contact Floyd or Sandy for more information on these listings: 3/1/1 3/1/1 11/3/0

$64,900 $30,000 $20,000

• 1602 Pierce, Junction City • 216 Park St., Greenleaf • 307 NE 7th St., Abilene

2/1/0 3/2/3 3/1.5/1

$39,900 $29,900 $12,900

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