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A similar shade of red Little difference between Reps. Jenkins and Huelskamp Bill Felber bfelber@themercury.com Whatever differences exist between the representatives of the two Congressional districts Manhattan might be a part of next year, they are probably more perceptual than issue-related. Second District Rep. Lynn Jenkins, the area’s current congresswoman, and First District Rep. Tim Huelskamp, who may pick up Riley and Pottawatomie counties when district boundaries are redrawn, are both generally considered among the more

Discovery Center is taking shape Inside the Flint Hills Discovery Center, tarps lie on the floor, paint buckets and tool boxes sit out and workers from various contractors and sub-contractors consult each other about the exhibits they're finishing. It's a far cry from what the center will look like when it opens in April. Employees from companies as distant as Boston have been working for months to build a one-of-a-kind experience for the $24.5 million project. It's taken lots of time, research and cooperation. Page C1

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conservative members of Congress. In 2011, Huelskamp’s first year in Congress, they voted alike far more often than they differed, and those interest groups that have released 2011 ratings for mem-

bers of Congress see little substantive difference between the two. In arguing their case for keeping Manhattan in the Second District, local officials have taken no issue with Huelskamp’s overall philosophy. Rather, they have couched their concern in the context of the area’s cultural and issuebased connections with eastern Kansas. Those include the military connection to Fort Leavenworth, the education connection with Lawrence and Jenkins’ presumed SEE

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Associated Press TOPEKA — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday that he has struck a deal with the Legislature’s top Republicans to settle a key issue in congressional r e d i s t r i c t i n g Gov. Sam that would like- Brownback ly help the state’s senior GOP congresswoman but could push legislators to split a major metropoli-

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Participants from a team representing Special Olympics of Manhattan run into the freezing water at Tuttle Creek State Park on Saturday during the Polar Plunge. The event raises money for Special Olympics.

200 hearty souls take Polar Plunge for charity Bryan Richardson brichardson@themercury.com It’s only fitting that Saturday’s Polar Plunge occurred on one of the coldest days of the winter. In what’s mostly been a mild season, about 200 people ran in 20-degree weather to plunge into the water at Tuttle Creek Lake. “This makes great Polar Plunge weather,” said Luke Schulte, director of special events for Special Olympics Kansas. The event, a fund-raiser for the organization,

raised around $20,000. Schulte, who has been coordinating the event for four years, said he always enjoys seeing the support of the Manhattan community. “The mass of people here is impressive, especially for it being such a cold day,” he said. Ten Special Olympics athletes watched as team after team took the plunge. The plungers included two first-timers who know a little something about helping others, Dr. Debra Doubek and Major Steve Meadows.

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“We take care of lots of Special Olympics patients in our practice,” said Doubek, who works at Stonecreek Family Physicians. “We want to give back to that.” Doubek, along with other Stonecreek physicians and workers, participated in the event wearing a Pacman-related costume. Doubek went as “Clyde,” the orange ghost. “We thought the Pacman Plungers had a ring to it,” she said. “The costumes were easy to make.” SEE

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Four alums are added to MHS Wall of Fame Bryan Richardson

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K-State men fall to Texas, 75-64

A few of Manhattan High’s finest alumni assembled for a reception Friday night, recalling the good old days while waiting for the Wall of Fame ceremony. The Manhattan High Alumni Association honored — John Weigel (Class of 1946), Lynn Meredith (Class of 1969), Dawayne Bailey (Class of 1972) and Anna Seaton (Class of 1982) — during the Wall of Fame presentation, which occurred between the boys’ and girls’ basketball games. The honorees spoke briefly during the ceremony, taking the opportunity to tell their story or give some advice. Weigel remarked, “Who’s this guy with all that hair?” as

J’Covan scored 23 points to help rally the Texas Longhorns past the KState Wildcats, 75-64, for their third win in a row. Angel Rodriguez scored 15 points for KSU but had six of the Wildcats’ 16 turnovers. Page B1

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tan area between two districts. Brownback told The Associated Press in an interview that he, Senate President Steve Morris and House Speaker Mike O’Neal have agreed that the northeast Kansas community of Manhattan, home of Kansas State University, should remain with other eastern Kansas communities in the 2nd Congressional District. The governor cited other reasons, but some of his fellow Republicans and the Kansas GOP have criticized a bipartisan redistricting plan approved by the Senate this SEE

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House Republican leaders proposed a plan that calls for reducing the rates in all three individual income tax brackets. However, unlike Gov. Brownback’s plan that eliminated the earned income tax credit for the poorest households, the House plan cuts the rate from 18 percent to 9 percent. Page A3

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John Weigel jokes about all the hair he has in his high school photo on the plaque he was awarded Friday night during his induction into the MHS Wall of Fame. Weigel is a urologist and has been a professor and had a career in the military.

he looked at his plaque. He said Manhattan High is a good place for all the current students who were in attendance. “MHS is an incredible place,” Weigel said. “You don’t know how lucky you are to be here.” Weigel also advocated for students to consider the medical field, a place where he experienced success as a surgeon, urologist and teacher. He received many awards during his career including the the Army’s Meritorious Service Medal during his time in the military and the Golden Nephros Award for Exceptional Teaching at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

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District Magistrate Judge William Malcolm bound Michael Layne over for trial Friday for the alleged first degree murder of Steve Freel, 31, whose body was found on a dirt road off Tuttle Creek Boulevard on Dec. 7, 2011. Layne, 19, appeared Friday with his court-appointed attorney, Jillian Waesche, for his preliminary hearing, during which, the state called RCPD officials, a former acquaintance who is accused of committing aggravated robbery with Layne and the woman Layne and the acquaintance are accused of robbing at gunpoint. The state first called former detective Alan Riniker, now a civilian investigator for the RCPD, to the stand. Riniker said he examined the crime scene during the late morning of Dec. 7, after Freel’s body was found near the 5300 block of N. 48th Street by a property owner in the area. Riniker said that Freel’s body appeared to have been on the road all night. Riniker testified that Freel had no obvious injuries upon initial inspection, but found tears to his clothing, on his right SEE

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Mild winter not so nice for plants Paul Harris pharris@themercury.com Although the mild winter has been a nice thing for Manhattanites, it could be downright dangerous for the plants. Luckily for area farmers and planters, the weather has not been so nice that it has caused damage. Riley County Extension Agent of Agriculture Greg McClure said, “If it would stay above freezing for more than a week that would make the wheat less cold hearty.” While there have been a string of recent warm days, McClure said he is not overly concerned about the plants breaking dormancy. “I don’t see a disaster coming,” McClure reassured. Only two days out of the year so far, did not reach an overnight low of at least 32 degrees, according to weather.com. If the wheat were to break dormancy, the cold temperatures would wreak havoc on the plant, by thinning the stand. That would create sevSEE

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Police at South Pines in Hiawatha. Her family provided the following information. Susie was born Aug. 2, 1954, in Junction City to Dr. John and Joyce Meyer. She attended grade school in Chapman and graduated from Chapman High School with the class of 1972. She graduated from Kansas State University in 1976 with a bachelor degree in Early Childhood. She married Norval McElroy on Aug. 20, 1977, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Chapman. They lived in Concordia for 11 years before moving to Hiawatha in 1988. She worked as a paraeducator for USD 415 at Hiawatha Elementary School for 19 years, and she was the manager of the Hiawatha Aquatic Park for 15 years. She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church and the Altar Society in Hiawatha. She was an avid sports fan attending all of her children’s sporting events as well as many Kansas State games. She is survived by her husband, Norval, of their home in Hiawatha; her father, Dr. John Meyer II, of Chapman; two daughters, Megan Clark and her husband, Brett, of Manhattan, and Kristen McElroy, of Manhattan; two sons, Michael McElroy and his wife, Megan, of Wichita, and Matthew McElroy and his wife, Jennifer, of Shawnee; two brothers, Dr. John Meyer III and his wife, Debbe, of West Des Moines, Iowa, and Dr. Mark Meyer and his wife, Lauren, of Lenexa; one sister, Sally Shields, of Manhattan; and four grandchildren, Mayci Clark, Brodee Clark, Delayni Clark and Luke McElroy. She was preceded in death by her mother, Joyce. The funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Hiawatha. Father Sylvester D’Sousa will officiate. Friends may call from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha. The rosary will be recited beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday at St. Ann Catholic Church, followed by visitation with the family until 8:30 p.m. The Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Graveside services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Chapman. The Londeen Funeral Chapel in Chapman is in charge of the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the Susie McElroy Scholarship Fund at Hiawatha High School has been established. Memorial may be sent in care of the Londeen Funeral Chapel, Box 429,

David John Fink David John Fink, 65, of Manhattan, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at Mercy R e g i o n a l Health Center. His family provided the following information. He was born May 15, 1946, in Neodesha, the son of Everett Mr. Fink Leroy and Helen Irene (Chapman) Fink, and had been a Manhattan resident since 2005. David grew up in Neodesha and then moved to Independence for his senior year of high school, graduating in 1964. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with his bachelor’s degree. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force, retiring after 22 years of proud service. David was active with the theater in Independence for many years, was Executive Vice President of the Little Apple Barbershop Chorus in Manhattan, a member of the Cowboy Action Shooters in Chapman and enjoyed going to garage sales. On Dec. 12, 2009, he was married to Constance M. Lee. Connie survives of the home. Additional survivors include six children, Michael David Fink, of Spokane, Wash., Curtis R. Christensen and his wife, Bobbie, of Tucson, Ariz,, Elise Nicole Boggs and her husband, Mitch, of Salina, Michelle Lee Bowen and her husband, Bill, of Tijeras, N.M., Brent Lawrence Lee, of Lawrence, and Holly Elizabeth Lee, of Salina; his father, Everett L. Fink, of Independence; one sister, Beth Ann Osborn, of Independence; one niece and five grandchildren. Graveside services with military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Fredonia City Cemetery in Fredonia, with Les Miller officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at ymlfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the Little Apple Barbershop Chorus. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-MeloanLondeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Susie McElroy Susie McElroy, 57, a former resident of Chapman, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, after a nineteen-month battle with cancer

Chapman, KS 67431.

Bruce Arthur Sanford Bruce Arthur Sanford, 49, of Alma, died Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012, at his residence. His family provided the following information. He was born on Aug. 18, 1962, in Independence, the son of Bruce “Doc” Sanford and Sally Jo (Con- Mr. Sanford ley) Sanford. Bruce lived in Independence through the fifth grade when the family moved to Burlington. Following the death of his mother, he lived with his Grandmother in Olathe and graduated from Olathe High School in 1980. Bruce moved to Manhattan in 1980 and attended Kansas State University in 1980-81. Bruce later earned his Associates Degree from Manhattan Vo-Tech in Engineering Drafting. From 1987 until 2009, he worked for Parker-Hannifin in Manhattan, where he became a Job Production Foreman. He then went to work for Goodyear in Topeka as a Quality Auditor. Bruce was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Alma. Other memberships include the Capital City Gun Club in Topeka. He enjoyed target practice and loved the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, deer hunting and riding his motorcycle through the Flint Hills. A talented musician and drummer, he had a gift for playing almost any instrument including the guitar and keyboards. He was a member of the Boy Scouts. Bruce loved cooking with family and sharing the delicious meals they would prepare. He was an avid reader and enjoyed drafting and photography. A social and humorous person by nature, he enjoyed spending time with his many friends and being a jokester. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, telling them everyday how much he loved them. On Sept. 28, 1996, he married Annette Blankenship The Manhattan Mercury in Manhattan. She survives of their home in Alma. He is also survived by a daughter, Amy Tucker, and a grandson, Owen Paul Tucker, both of Alma; his brother, Stephen Ray Sanford, and wife, C.J., of Wichita; two sisters, Angela Jo Karnbach and husband, Rob, of Lake Mary, Fla., and Lisa Sanford Duncan and husband, Kirk, of Kansas City; two step brothers, Robert Kent McCray and wife,

Lisa, of Owasso, Okla., and Richard Dean McCray and wife, Brenda, of Edmund, Okla.; and brother-in-law, Troy Blankenship and wife, Serita, of Wamego. Also surviving is his step-mother, Cora Lee Sanford, of Independence; his father-in-law, William Lloyd “Bill” Blankenship, of Wamego; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Bruce was preceded in death by his mother in 1978 and by his father in 2009. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 7 until 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website located at ymlfuneralhome.com. A memorial has been established for the United Methodist Church of Alma or the Rescue Mission of Topeka. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-MeloanLondeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

Wayne E. Leipersberger Wayne Edward Leipersberger, 68, of Clay Center, died Friday, Feb. 26, 2012, at the Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan. Funeral services are pending with the Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley.

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Kansas House GOP leaders issue income tax plan Associated Press TOPEKA — House Republican leaders proposed a plan Friday that would cut Kansas income taxes but remove one key objection to an earlier proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback.

Kansas Today The plan calls for reducing the rates in all three individual income tax brackets, with emphasis placed on the lowest bracket. However, unlike Brownback’s plan that eliminated the earned income tax credit for the poorest households, the House plan cuts the rate from 18 percent to 9 percent. Under the plan, all incomes would pay less in taxes. Kansas taxpayers would on average see a 7 percent reduction in the amount of taxes they are paying, or about $125.52. Brownback’s plan cuts taxes, on average by 12 percent or $213.49 per taxpayer, but those earning $25,000 or less would see their taxes increase by an average of $156.29. ‘‘It’s a phase in for all people, whether you make a lot of money or you don’t make a lot of money,’’ said House Tax Chairman Richard Carlson, a St. Marys Republican. ‘‘I think it protects both sides.’’ Democrats have been critical of the governor’s plan, calling it ‘‘Robin Hood in reverse’’ because it raised the taxes on lower incomes to offset reductions for the higher earners. Brownback’s plan would eliminate the number of tax brackets from three to two, while cutting

rates. House Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence said the tax discussion should focus on property taxes first instead of income taxes. ‘‘Kansas property tax rates have skyrocketed by 65 percent over the last decade, while incomes have either remained stagnant or declined,’’ he said. ‘‘Kansas families will benefit much more from a property tax break than an income tax break.’’ Carlson said the plan is less expensive than the governor’s, costing the state $41.7 million to implement compared to the $89.9 million in Brownback’s plan. Carlson said the bill will be introduced Monday and hearings would begin soon.

Proposed abortion ban blocked by abortion foe TOPEKA — A leading antiabortion legislator is blocking a push to enact a constitutional amendment that would ban on abortion in Kansas. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lance Kinzer’s decision highlights a split among abortion opponents over tactics, and it frustrated the group advocating the ‘‘personhood’’ proposal. Kinzer, an Olathe Republican, said Friday he won’t have a Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed constitutional amendment, which is sponsored by 25 fellow House members. He said he doesn’t believe the proposed constitutional amendment would withstand a court challenge and could lead

to a U.S. Supreme Court decision that could hamper abortion opponents’ attempts to enact new restrictions.

Missing Frankfort man found dead FRANKFORT — Marshall County authorities said they have found the body of a 77year-old Frankfort man who had been missing for a week. Francis H. Kramer was last seen last Friday on his way to an area casino. The sheriff’s department said Kramer’s body was found Friday morning inside the car he had been driving in southern Brown County. An autopsy has been ordered, but foul play is not suspected.

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Bank officer charged with inspiration speaks in Salina $2.8 million fraud SALINA — The Salina business community has received some advice from the man who was the inspiration for the film ‘‘Catch Me If You Can.’’ Frank Abagnale gained his expertise as one of the world’s most famous con men of the 1960s. The Salina Journal reported he spoke Thursday at a business security seminar and to the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce. He says the best way to punish an embezzler is to file an IRS Form 1099 rather than a police report. He says the police and courts may well prosecute the crime, and the embezzler may be ordered to pay restitution — but court-ordered restitution is rarely paid.

TOPEKA — A former vice president of Heritage Bank in Topeka has been charged with bank fraud for allegedly falsifying loan applications from otherwise unqualified buyers who were purchasing real estate from her as the seller. A criminal information filed Friday in U.S. District Court charges Jennifer HughesBoyles with bank fraud and seeks forfeiture of property and money connected with the crime. Prosecutors alleged the 40year-old Topeka woman falsified tax return information, credit scores and other information to qualify buyers who were purchasing real estate property from her. The fraud

caused the bank to fund about $2.8 million in loans. The charges allege her profit from the sales of real estate was more than $500,000.

Court: Kansan competent for trial on threats WICHITA — A federal judge has found a Kansas man competent to stand trial on charges of threatening the president of the United States. U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten on Friday set an April 3 trial date for Michael Scott Ramsey. The judge conducted a competency hearing for Ramsey the day earlier. Ramsey is charged in a twocount indictment with making threats in 2009 and 2011 against Barack Obama.

Congressman asks for delay in Ike Memorial Associated Press WASHINGTON — A Virginia congressman asked a federal panel Friday to reject a design for a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower in Washington, saying the World War II general’s family objects to it. In a letter to the National Capital Planning Commission, Rep. Frank Wolf said he is worried the approval process is being rushed and that the design by famous architect Frank Gehry won’t have public

support. Last month, The Associated Press reported the Eisenhower family was asking the commission to delay final approval so the memorial could be redesigned. The family said the design overemphasizes ‘‘Ike’s’’ humble roots and neglects his accomplishments as a president and war hero. Architect Frank Gehry has proposed a memorial park framed by large metal tapestries depicting Eisenhower’s boyhood home in Kansas. Eisenhower as general and

president would be represented in stone on a smaller scale. In the park, a statue of ‘‘Ike’’ as a boy would seem to marvel at what would become of his life. Gehry has said the idea was inspired by Eisenhower’s homecoming speech when he returned to Kansas after World War II and spoke of a ‘‘barefoot boy’’ from Kansas who went on to achieve fame in Europe. In his letter, Wolf echoed the family’s objections. ‘‘President Eisenhower was a towering figure of the 20th century,’’ he wrote. ‘‘I agree with

Susan Eisenhower that depicting her grandfather as a barefoot adolescent is inappropriate for a memorial on the National Mall and would not convey the importance of his achievements.’’ He asked that the monument be reopened for other design submissions. Wolf said he decided to voice his objections because he has long admired Eisenhower and thought he deserves an ‘‘appropriate’’ recognition in Washington, and he saw that the family was upset.

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President’s course correction on contraception shifts dynamic Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s opposition is now the divided one. For three weeks of heated rhetoric, Republicans cast the president’s new rule that religious schools and hospitals must provide insurance for free birth control to their employees as an attack on individual liberty. The contentious issue united recently fractured Republicans, Catholic bishops and religious groups while badly splitting Democrats who feared an election-year fallout. Obama’s leading GOP rivals — Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich — had sensed a political opening and were relentless in criticizing the president. Obama caved to the pressure Friday, announcing a compromise that allows employees at religious-affiliated institutions to get free contraception directly from health insurance companies rather than employers who say it would violate their longheld convictions. Almost immediately, Democrats who had disagreed with the White House backed the revised

policy. So did Sister Carol Keehan, president and chief executive officer of the Catholic Health Association of the United States and a crucial player in both this debate and the fierce fight over Obama’s health care overhaul law. The nation’s bishops renewed their call for passage of legislation that would allow a health plan to decline coverage of specific items and services, based on religious beliefs. The once formidable coalition against the president had splintered. Factions that had stood with the GOP cautiously backed Obama’s midcourse correction. It was a necessary policy change that reversed the political dynamic. “After the many genuine concerns that have been raised over the last few weeks, as well as, frankly, the more cynical desire on the part of some to make this into a political football, it became clear that spending months hammering out a solution was not going to be an option, that we needed to move this faster,” Obama said in announcing his retreat and compromise. The comment was a clear acknowledgment that his admin-

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istration needed to move away quickly from an all-consuming battle that pitted Obama against the Catholic Church, hardly the fight a president wants to pick when he’s seeking another term. “At the end of the day, Church one, White House zero,” said Sara Taylor Fagen, a Republican strategist and White House political adviser in George W. Bush’s administration. The policy and the fury underscored the difficulty for the administration in implementing elements of Obama’s sweeping health care law, which remains highly divisive nearly two years after it became law and within months of the Supreme Court rendering its judgment sometime in late spring. It reflected the nervousness among congressional Democrats and candidates who want to avoid alienating working-class voters and suburban women critical to their fate this November. The initial policy had drawn opposition from Democrats such as Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Rep. John Larson of Connecticut, all Catholic and all facing reelection this year. Challenging the

administration was Tim Kaine, a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, the Senate candidate in Virginia and a Catholic who worked with Jesuit missionaries in Honduras. There was palpable relief among several with the president’s announcement. “I am pleased that the White House has taken steps to ensure that all women have access to affordable contraception and to ensure that religious organizations won’t be asked to violate their beliefs in the process,” Kaine said. Larson praised the president for finding a “path forward to provide coverage to everyone while addressing the conscience concerns of religiously affiliated organizations.” Manchin and Casey held off on a final assessment, saying they were looking at the details. Before announcing the decision, Obama called Keehan, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards and Cardinaldesignate Timothy Dolan, head of the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops. Keehan was key in a fight that turned out to be health care redux. Two years ago, her support

for the health care law in the face of the bishops’ opposition helped sway several conservative and moderate anti-abortion Democrats to back the legislation, votes that lifted the bill into law. On Friday, shortly after Obama’s White House appearance, Keehan issued a statement: “The Catholic Health Association is very pleased with the White House announcement that a resolution has been reached that protects the religious liberty and conscience rights of Catholic institutions. The framework developed has responded to the issues we identified that needed to be fixed.” Mo Elleithee, who worked on Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, said the administration can argue that in a dysfunctional, highly partisan Washington, the president found a way to compromise. “I think what he did today was one of those great examples of good policy and good politics,” Elleithee said. “A lot of people wanted to turn this into a war

between women’s rights and religious liberties. As long as that narrative existed, it wasn’t good for the White House. The solution allows him to show commitment to women and sensitivity to religious liberty.” Republicans vowed to continue to fight, looking to push legislation in the House and possibly the Senate on religious liberty. Even if the measures stand little chance, it would force Democrats to cast a vote in an election year. They also signaled that they will argue the issue on economic terms, contending that free birth control coverage will mean increased health care premiums for many Americans. “The administration promised during debate on the health care law that constitutional rights would not be infringed and that costs would go down,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “We now know that’s not true.” Obama already knows his opposition in that battle.


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Gunmen assassinate army general in Damascus FREE* Pick Up and Delivery Associated Press BEIRUT — Gunmen assassinated an army general in Damascus on Saturday in the first killing of a high ranking military officer in the Syrian capital since the uprising against President Bashar Assad’s regime began in March, the state-run news agency said. The attack is a sign that violence in Syria is reaching the tightly controlled capital, which has been relatively quiet compared to other cities. Though

Iranians to reveal nuke achievements Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will soon unveil ‘‘big new’’ nuclear achievements, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday while reiterating Tehran’s readiness to revive talks with the West over the country’s controversial nuclear program. Ahmadinejad spoke at a rally in Tehran as tens of thousands of Iranians marked the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution that toppled the pro-Western monarchy and brought Islamic clerics to power. Ahmadinejad did not elaborate on the upcoming announcement but insisted Iran would never give up its uranium enrichment, a process that makes material for reactors as well as weapons. The West suspects Iran’s nuclear program is aimed at producing atomic weapons, a charge Tehran denies, insisting it’s geared for peaceful purposes only, such as energy production. Four rounds of U.N. sanctions and recent tough financial penalties by the U.S. and the European Union have failed to get Iran to halt aspects of its atomic work that could provide a possible pathway to weapons production. ‘‘Within the next few days the world will witness the inauguration of several big new achievements in the nuclear field,’’ Ahmadinejad told the crowd in Tehran’s famous Azadi, or Freedom, square. Iran has said it is forced to manufacture nuclear fuel rods, which provide fuel for reactors, on its own since international sanctions ban it from buying them on foreign markets. In January, Iran said it had produced its first such fuel rod. Apart from progress on the rods, the announcement could pertain to Iran’s underground enrichment facility at Fordo or upgraded centrifuges, which are expected to be installed at the facility in the central town of Natanz.

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there was no immediate claim of responsibility, it could also indicate that rebel soldiers who have risen up in numerous cities and towns are trying to step up action in Damascus. SANA news agency said three gunmen opened fire at Brig. Gen. Issa al-Khouli in the morning as he left his home in the Damascus neighborhood of Rukn-Eddine. AlKhouli was a doctor and the chief of a military hospital in the capital. Such assassinations are not uncommon outside Damascus and

army officers have been killed in the past, mostly in the restive provinces of Homs and Idlib. Violence in other parts of the country left at least 11 people dead as regime troops pushed into rebel-held neighborhoods in the restive central city of Homs and shelled the mountain town of Zabadani, north of Damascus. The U.N. estimates that 5,400 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising began in March. But that figure is from January, when the U.N. stopped

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GTM president announces formation of board of directors

Area business news briefs Sink, Gordon and Associates announces new hires Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP announces the addition of three new staff members. Alex M. Hrebec has joined Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP as a staff accountant. Hrebec is a December, 2011 graduate of Kansas State University. Hrebec was a member of the KSU football team from 2007 through 2011, where he was Alex Hrebec named team captain. He participated in two bowl games, including the 2012 Cotton Bowl, and was named First Team Academic All-Big 12 throughout his career. At KSU, Hrebec was a member of the Student Athlete Committee (SAC) and was also involved with Student Mobilization, a campus ministry. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Hrebec also enjoys Joey Kinney basketball and baseball. Joey B. Kinney has joined Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP as a staff accountant. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Kinney is on track to graduate from Kansas State University in December, 2012, and will pursue his Master of Accountancy degree at KSU after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree. He has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point Kimberly Ryser average and been named to the Dean's List throughout his academic career. At KSU Kinney was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity and was president of Business Ambassadors of the KSU College of Business. Kinney comes from a family where both parents were Certified Public Accountants. He enjoys golf, fishing, hiking and music, and is an avid fan of KSU athletics. Kimberly M. Ryser has joined Sink, Gordon and Associates LLP as a student intern. Ryser received her Bachelors of Sci-

ence degree in May, 2010, and is on track to receive her Masters of Accountancy degree in December, 2012. At KSU she was named to the Dean's List for three semesters, and has previously worked at United Bank and Trust as a teller and account representative. Ryser is an avid runner and also likes cooking and grilling, and motorcycle motorsports. Originally from Hanover, Kansas, she especially enjoys spending time with her son, Noah.

Farmers National agent wins award Farmers National Company, the nation's leading farm and ranch management and brokerage company, announces that Chris Sankey was recently presented the Farmers National Company Gold Eagle Award for his outstanding efforts in real estate sales. Sankey, a real estate sales agent with F a r m e r s National Company, received the company's top award for real estate sales Chris Sankey in 2011. Sankey can be contacted at (620) 767-5026, email CSankey@FarmersNational.com , or visit www.FarmersNational.com/ChrisSankey.

Local woman wins “SRS Shining Star” During a special luncheon, Department of Social and Rehabilitation services Interim-Acting Secretary Jeff Kahrs recognized 20 agency employees for outstanding service and dedication to the people of Kansas on Friday, Jan. 27. The "SRS Shining Star" honoree from Manhattan is Patti Gibbs, a child support enforcement supervisor, cited for exemplary service to clients during the luncheon that took place at the SRS Learning Center. Her nomination honors the way she is willing to fill in and support her co-workers and clients.

Little Apple Brewing Company wins National Food service award Little Apple Brewing Company in Manhattan recently earned

at 2011 National Food service Beef Backer Award in the Independent Operator category. The family-owned steak house was one of three restaurants selected from the nation for the award. Winners were announced at the 2012 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and National Cattleman's Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. Each year, the Beef Checkoff Program honors food service establishments for their efforts in menuing and marketing beef. "We're thrilled to receive this award and be named a National Food service Beff Backer" Russ Loeb, owner and manager of Little Apple Brewing Company, said. "We're always known that our beef plates are very high quality and delicious, but this award is validation that we've truly created an extraordinary beef program for our guests, bar none to other establishments in the nation." The Kansas Beef Council extends its congratulations to Little Apple Brewing Company on its recent honor.

Retirement reception There will be a retirement

reception for Roy H. Worthington, of Charlson and Wilson Bonded Abstracters, Inc. Thursday, Feb. 16 from 4-6 p.m. The reception will be at 111 N. Fourth Street in Manhattan.

Dave Dreiling, owner and CEO of GTM Sportswear, has announced the formation of an Advisory Board of Directors. The board includes five outside members: Duane Cantrell, who will serve as chairman, as well as Mark Ruelle, Larry Strecker, Mark Willoughby, and Tom Kane. Cantrell is the managing partner of Genius Consulting, a retail consulting firm. He was president of Payless ShoeSource and has more than 30 years experience in the retail industry. He is a graduate of both Kansas State University and Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Ruelle is the president and CEO of Westar Energy. He served as president of Nevada Power Company from 2001 to 2002, as well as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) from 1997 to 2001. He received both his bachelors and masters of arts degrees in economics from the University of North Dakota. Strecker is president of Strecker Consulting, LLC, an international consulting firm focusing on supply chain, sourcing, logistics, retailing and executive coaching. He

Weis Real Estate Company to celebrate 20th anniversary Realty Executives Weis Real Estate Company will hold an open house to celebrate its 20th anniversary in business from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday at 2316 Anderson. The event will feature a drawing Tuesday for an I Pad 2, a $1,000 listing commission credit with Weis Realty Executives, and a one-year Supreme Protection Home Buyer’s Warranty Plan. In-office registration is required for the Tuesday drawings; however, winners do not have to be present at the time of the drawing. Broker-Owner Linda B. Weis purchased the rights to five Kansas counties and opened the agency in 1992 with the assistance of her daughter, Stephanie Weis Grynkiewicz. She and her husband, Jerry Weis, have operated the agency since then.

Landmark names manager Staff reports Landmark National Bank has named Louis A. Lindstrom as bank manager of its Manhattan West office located at 3005 Anderson Avenue. Lindstrom began his career with Landmark in Wamego as a Financial Service Advisor in March 2009. As the Manhattan West bank manager, he is responsible for supervising the bank’s daily operation and meeting the deposit and lending needs Louis A. Lindstrom of customers. “Louie’s focus on providing superior customer service makes him a perfect fit as our bank manager,” said Larry Heyka, Landmark National Bank market president. “His ability to recognize individual needs and his knowledge in both deposit and

was senior vice president of Supply Chain & International Operations for Payless ShoeSource until June of 2003. In 1980, Larry graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a bachelor of science in industrial engineering. He later graduated from Southern Methodist University with an MBA in 1987. Willoughby is owner of Smart Business Solutions, LLC as well as part owner of Missouri Sand Company, LLC. Prior to his current role, Mark held senior management positions with Payless ShoeSource Inc., AMF Bowling Centers Inc., and PepsiCo Inc. Mark received his bachelors of science in business as well as his MBA from the University of Kansas. Kane is owner of Kane Business Advisors, LLC. He has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and human performance consulting, a position in which he helped clients transform their organization and improve employee capability and performance. He received his bachelors in business administration from Loyola University of Chicago and his MBA from the University of Chicago. Meetings will be held quarterly.

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loan products make Louie a tremendous asset to Landmark and our customers,” Heyka added. Lindstrom is a candidate for a bachelor of business administration degree with a finance emphasis in May 2013 from Washburn University. He is an officer in Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and a member in Washburn Finance Society and the Washburn Alumni Association. Lindstrom is the recipient of several Washburn scholarships including the Schultz Business Scholarship, the Transfer Scholarship, and the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship. In addition to the Manhattan offices, other Landmark National Banks are located in Auburn, Dodge City, Fort Scott, Garden City, Great Bend, Hoisington, Junction City, LaCrosse, Lawrence, Louisburg, Osage City, Osawatomie, Paola, Topeka and Wamego. Patrick L. Alexander is the president and chief executive officer.

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Romney narrowly wins Maine caucuses Associated Press PORTLAND, Maine — Mitt Romney narrowly won Maine’s Republican caucuses, state party officials announced Saturday, providing his campaign with a much-needed boost after three straight losses earlier this week. But the former Massachusetts governor won just a plurality of the Maine vote, suggesting he still has work to do to unite GOP voters behind his candidacy.

News Briefs At a gathering in Portland, state Republican Chairman Charlie Webster announced Romney had won with 2,190 votes, or 39 percent, compared to 1,996 — about 36 percent — for Paul, the only other candidate to aggressively compete in the state. Rick Santorum received 989 votes and Newt Gingrich won 349, but neither actively campaigned there. Other candidates drew 61 votes. The totals reflected about 84 percent of the state’s precincts. Webster insisted that any caucus results that come in after Saturday wouldn’t be counted no matter how close the vote. Romney’s win, combined with his victory in the presidential straw poll at the Conservative Political Action Committee con-

ference in Washington hours earlier, helped slow an embarrassing skid that began Tuesday when he lost contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado to Santorum. The twin triumphs dampened the perception — for now — that conservatives were unwilling to support Romney. Romney won 11 delegates in Maine and Texas Rep. Ron Paul won 10, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich were shut out. ‘‘I thank the voters of Maine for their support,’’ Romney said in a statement late Saturday. ‘‘I’m committed to turning around America. And I’m heartened to have the support of so many good people in this great state.’’

Obama budget: Focus on jobs, relying on tax hike WASHINGTON — The White House is focusing on re-election themes such as jobs and public works projects in President Barack Obama’s new budget blueprint while relying on familiar but never enacted tax increases on the wealthy and corporations to reduce future deficits after four years of trillion dollar-plus shortfalls. Obama’s 2013 budget, set for release Monday, is the official start to an election-year budget

battle with Republicans. It’s unlikely to result in a genuine effort to address the $15 trillion national debt or the entrenched deficits that keep piling on to it. But it will serve as the Democrats’ party-defining template on this year’s election stakes. The president’s plan is laden with stimulus-style initiatives: sharp increases for highway construction and school modernization, and a new tax credit for businesses that add jobs. But it avoids sacrifice with only minimal curbs on the unsustainable growth of Medicare even as it proposes a 10-year, $61 billion ‘‘financial crisis responsibility fee’’ on big banks to recoup the 2008 Wall Street bailout. This budget plan, administration officials say, borrows heavily from Obama’s recommendations in September to a congressional deficit ‘‘supercommittee’’ that was assigned to come up with at least $1.2 trillion in deficit savings as part of last summer’s default-avoiding budget and debt pact. The panel deadlocked and left Washington to struggle with across-the-board spending cuts that kick in January.

Community remember Powell boys killed in fire TACOMA, Wash. — More than a thousand people mourned the deaths of Charlie and Braden

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Powell at a public funeral Saturday, nearly a week after the young boys’ father killed them and himself in a gas-fueled blaze. ‘‘We want to celebrate their innocence today,’’ said the Rev. Dean Curry, lead pastor of Life Center Church in Tacoma. ‘‘We want to be grateful for the moments we had with these children.’’ The boys’ grandfather Chuck Cox thanked police, social workers, teachers and everyone who cared for Charlie, 7, and Braden, 5, as well as people who had prayed for the boys after they died. It ‘‘helps us to know that there are good people in the world — good people who fight against evil,’’ Cox said. At the front of the church’s sanctuary, the boys were in a single casket topped with a large flower arrangement that included daisies, roses and sunflowers.

First lady shows off the platypus walk ORLANDO, Fla. — Add another dance move to Michelle Obama’s repertoire. This one has to do with a certain celebrity platypus. The first lady gave ‘‘the platypus walk’’ a try on Saturday during a visit to Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The dance was inspired by Disney’s ‘‘Phineas and Ferb’’ show, whose characters include Perry the Platypus. It required some flapping of flippers, or arms if you’re human, shuffling left and right and yanking limbs up and down, all to a pulsing rock beat. Obama did the dance at an event marking the second anniversary of her ‘‘Let’s Move’’ campaign against childhood obesity.

Singer Whitney Houston dead at 48 Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music’s queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room. She was 48. Houston’s publicist, Kristen Foster, said Saturday that the cause of death was unknown. News of Houston’s death came on the eve of music’s biggest night — the Grammy Awards. It’s a showcase where she once reigned, and her death was sure to case a heavy pall on today’s ceremony. At her peak, Houston the golden girl of the music industry. From the middle 1980s to the late 1990s, she was one of the world’s best-selling artists. She wowed audiences with peerless vocals honed in the black church.


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Suspect to stand trial for first-degree murder NO. 1, FROM PAGE A1 sleeve and right front pocket of his jacket and sweatshirt to be odd. He said further investigation revealed what appeared to be a gunshot wound on Freel’s chest. He testified that Freel’s clothing was otherwise intact and unremarkable, suggesting no indication of a violent altercation. He said that the coroner determined that a single gunshot wound from a .45-caliber bullet killed Freel, damaging his right lung, heart, aortic artery and spine. Reyna Youdath, 18, a California native and freshman at K-State and the state’s second witness, told the court about allegedly robbing a Manhattan woman with Layne and Areale Hanks, 25, also a K-State student, in the early morning of Dec. 6. Youdath told the court that she met Layne through a mutual acquaintance in the fall 2011 and that they shared a common interest of smoking marijuana. Youdath testified that she also did methamphetamine with Layne at his residence, 1016 Pottawatomie Court, and that she had injected the drug prior to

allegedly robbing Nicole Autrey at her 914 Hunting Ave. apartment on Dec. 6. Youdath said that after the alleged robbery, she met up with Layne later in the day, and that he told her of allegedly killing Freel by driving him to an isolated road and shooting him. Youdath testified that Layne told her Freel had been causing problems for him and that Freel had been sending Layne pictures of guns, which he took as a threat. She also testified that Layne said Freel had been showing an interest in purchasing a gun, and Layne believed he wanted one so that Freel could shoot him. RCPD officials have said that Freel and Layne were suspects in past armed robberies in Manhattan. In 2009, Freel was convicted of residential burglary in Shawnee County. Youdath said that Layne told her Domingo Soto, 41, accused of aiding and abetting first degree murder, instructed him to “take care of” Freel after Layne, who worked at Soto’s horse ranch, asked for his advice. Youdath alleged that Layne sold drugs for Soto. Youdath also described how Layne allegedly drove Youdath,

along with Devin and Tevin Bruce to the crime scene after they did not believe Layne had shot Freel. At the scene, Youdath said Layne stole Freel’s backpack. The Bruce brothers are both charged with, among other things, obstructing the legal process, for allegedly trying to steal firearms, related to past crimes, from Layne’s residence on Dec. 7. Youdath, represented by defense attorney Brenda Jordan, reached a plea agreement with the state, for which she agreed to give information about Layne in exchange for the state’s recommendation of a 28-month prison sentence for pleading guilty to aggravated robbery. Officials agreed to drop Youdath’s four other charges, which were aggravated burglary, conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felony theft. Det. Ryan Runyan told the court that he was familiar with both Freel and Layne prior to the murder. He also testified that he interviewed Layne following the investigation into the murder and that Layne told him several versions of his alleged involvement in the crime.

Four added to MHS Wall of Fame NO. 2, FROM PAGE A1 Meredith, a founding member and original lead singer of the band Kansas, said he was glad to be back in town. “I’m very humbled and appreciative of this,” he said. “Manhattan High is a great place. It was a great upbringing.” Meredith manages Andy William’s Moon River theatre and Grill in Branson and is active in regional broadcasting. In recent years, Meredith has played with the band Proto Kaw, a group featuring several original Kansas members. Bailey is primarily known for his stint with the band Chicago from July 1986 to January 1995. He and other members of Chicago received the honor of a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bailey is also a member of the Kansas Music Hall of Fame. Bailey reminisced about his creative

start in Manhattan. “My favorite class in high school was the drama class,” he said. “It was where all the weirdos in school were who couldn’t fit in.” Seaton experienced many triumphs in athletics including winning a bronze medal in rowing at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona and being a member of the first women’s team to sail for the America’s Cup in 1995. In addition to the MHS Wall of Fame, she is also a member of the Harvard Varsity Club Hall of Fame and Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Seaton couldn’t be in attendance, so her cousin, Mercury General Manager Ned Seaton, accepted on her behalf. He spoke about her determination and passion for women competing in sports. “Anna is a real advocate of women in athletics,” he said. “It’s a driving passion of hers through her life.”

In one version, Runyan said Layne told him he shot Freel after Soto pointed a gun at him and directed him to shoot Freel. In another version, Layne told Runyan it was Soto who shot Freel. In his final version, told to Runyan on Dec. 9, Runyan said Layne told him that Freel had come over to his on Dec. 6 and pointed a .22-caliber gun to Layne’s chest. Layne told Runyan that he later tossed the gun in a river. At the conclusion of the hearing, Waesche asked Malcolm to reduce Layne’s charge to voluntary manslaughter, but Malcolm said that the state had shown probable cause to charge Layne with first-degree murder. Layne’s arraignment is scheduled for Feb. 21 in front of District Judge Meryl Wilson. Layne remains confined to the Riley County Jail on $1,000,000 bond. Soto, Hanks, Devin and Tevin Bruce and Youdath were arrested over the course of Freel’s murder investigation. The Bruce brothers are also scheduled for an arraignment on Feb. 21, while Youdath and Hanks have status hearings on the same day

Manhattan native reunited with husband on ‘Fortune’ Staff reports Maryanne Rigor, a Manhattan native, went on Wheel of Fortune seeking to win the grand prize and ended up reuniting with her husband. On Thursday’s episode, Rigor’s husband, Major Rigor, returned from Afghanistan and surprised her at the end of the episode. Her appearance came during a week of honoring members of the Armed Forces and their spouses on the game show. Major Rigor’s unit held its homecoming ceremony on the same day his wife filmed her episode, so he initially thought he wouldn’t make to the show. Major Rigor remained hidden until the end of the show, which ended with them embracing. That’s not all Maryanne received during her appearance. Although she didn’t win the grand prize, she won $14,000 and a trip to Las Vegas.

200 hearty souls take Polar Plunge for charity NO. 5, FROM PAGE A1 Meadows participated with the Army Brats, which included Lt. Col. Chris Zielke and his family. “We’re looking forward to a great day out here supporting the Special Olympics,” Meadows said. “It’s a worthwhile cause.” Meadows, who is from Alabama, took the plunge wearing clothing — no shirt, shorts and an Army hat — seemingly reserved for the 70-degree weather he was missing out on at home. “I’m feeling the heat of the event and the excitement is keeping us warm,” Meadows said. He made the water look warm once he got in. Meadows said he wanted to go all the way to the ropes, but he

didn’t have a willing partner. He also took his time, walking out of the water rather than running in as many others did. “At that point, you’re in no hurry,” Meadows said. “Once you’re in, you’re in. You can’t get much colder.” Doubek, on the other hand, didn’t have as comforting of an experience. “It was as bad as I thought it would be,” she said about the cold water. Although many fully submerged themselves in the water, Doubek would not be one of them. She entered the water, but the top half of her body remained mostly dry. “I’ve run two marathons,” she said. “I’d rather run a marathon than get all the way in the water.”

A mild winter is not so nice for crops and trees NO. 6, FROM PAGE A1 eral dead spots in the field, McClure said. McClure said he saw wheat break dormancy one winter a few years back. “It stayed warm for a couple days, got cold, and then warmed it up and then it got cold again. That went on for a while and the wheat was not strong enough.” It was nearly a different story for area trees, according to landscape designer for Horticultural Services Chris Kortge. “Blooming trees were starting to swell in January,” Kortge said. “Luckily it got cold again.” Kortge said if the temperature had stayed in the 50s or 60s then the trees would have blossomed thinking it was spring. The flowers would have been damaged and the trees would also have lost foliage. Trees can regrow foliage twice dur-

ing a season, Kortge said. Since the temperature has dropped back down, Kortge said the biggest concern for area growers now, is to make sure their plants have plenty of water. “They need to go in to spring with plenty of water,” he said. “Evergreens, especially like hollies, or spruce or pine trees, because they lose moisture through their needles year-round.” As of today, according to state climatologist Mary Knapp, Manhattan has an annual surplus of 0.8 inches of precipitation. The monthly precipitation is a surplus of nearly 1.5 inches. Kortge said the best remedy is to give your plants a real good deep thorough soaking. “A deep soak is better than a shallow soaking because the root growth will come to the surface because they are following the moisture,” he added. “Plants will follow the moisture.”

Gov. Brownback reaches deal to keep Manhattan in Second District NO. 3, FROM PAGE A1 week because it would leave U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Republican who represents the 2nd, with a slightly more Democratic district. The Senate plan, which still must be considered in the House, would expand the 1st District of western and central Kansas so that it sweeps in Manhattan. “I think Manhattan ought to be in the 2nd District, and I have talked this over with leadership, both the House and Senate,” Brownback said. “They agree.” If legislators followed the agreement, they could be forced to consider splitting Topeka or the state’s part of the Kansas City metro area so that part of either area would be in the 1st. The would place urban neighborhoods in the same district as farming communi-

ties several hundred miles away. Sen. Laura Kelly, a Topeka Democrat, questioned whether such a plan can pass her chamber. “If you split a major metropolitan area, you’re going to have a very hard time,” she said. Brownback didn’t say whether he had to make any compromises to keep Manhattan in the 2nd District, and Morris said their conversations didn’t involve any trading. Morris said he wouldn’t say they had a formal agreement so much as an understanding that all three prominent Republicans would like to see Manhattan-area officials get their way. “If there’s a way to get Manhattan in the 2nd District, I’d be supportive of that,” said Morris, who supported the Senate’s plan. Legislators must redraw the con-

gressional districts to account for shifts in population over the past decade. The 1st District is nearly 58,000 residents short of the ideal population of 713,280, and Riley County, home to Manhattan, already borders the 1st District. The Senate’s plan not only moves Manhattan into the 1st District but reunites Democratic-leaning Lawrence in the 2nd District, rather than keeping it in the 3rd, which is over-populated. Brownback didn’t make any comments on what should happen to Lawrence or other areas of the state. “They’re puzzle pieces, and you try to get one set, and then you try to build out around that,” Brownback said. “There are all sorts of maps that are floating around.” Lyle Butler, president and chief

executive officer of the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce, said its position on redistricting has never been a matter of the community favoring one member of Congress over another. Instead, he said, it’s about preserving longstanding links to other communities. “We were a little concerned,” he said. “I’m beginning to feel a little more relaxed.” Manhattan officials argue that they have stronger economic and cultural ties to eastern Kansas than to western Kansas. They’ve also suggested that keeping their representation consistent will help as the delegation works to keep federal funds flowing for construction of a proposed $650 million biosecurity research lab (NBAF). Brownback cited all those reasons, as has Jenkins, who wants to keep the

community in her district. O’Neal also has previously said he wants Manhattan to stay in the 2nd because of the wishes of its leaders. “That’s one thing that we all saw that we’re in agreement on,” O’Neal said. “I don’t have any memory that there was any equivocation about it.” Jenkins won the 2nd District seat in 2008, and the other three members of the state’s all-GOP delegation in the U.S. House are all freshmen. There’s no indication that any of them are in danger of losing their seats this year, given that no serious Democratic candidates have started campaigning actively, but some Republicans have concerns about the future. Jenkins declined to comment Friday. Spokesman Sean Fitzpatrick noted her previous support for keeping Manhattan in the 2nd District.

Reps. Huelskamp and Jenkins are a similar shade of red NO. 4, FROM PAGE A1 greater familiarity with the National Agro and Bio-defense Facility. The whole question may be moot if, as Gov. Sam Brownback told the Associated Press Friday night, a deal really has been struck to reverse the Kansas Senate’s action last week and keep Manhattan in the Second District. The Kansas House may take up the redistricting issue this week. The assertion that Manhattan’s interests are cultural and not driven by a preference for one representative over another are underscored by the voting records of Huelskamp and Jenkins. They cast 1,171 roll call votes last year, and agreed 93 percent of the time. On the relatively rare occasions when they disagreed, Huelskamp suspects his own greater sense of urgency to solve the nation’s debt situation may be at the root. “The sooner we face that, the easier it is to solve it,” he says, expressing the view that “the (deficit) crisis is more urgent that many in Washington seem to believe.” Huelskamp sees both the First District and himself in the comfort zone of Riley and Pottawatomie counties. He characterizes western Kansas as K-State country, with its agricultural focus forging a particularly close tie to KSU. Lobbying organizations that

have published their 2011 session ratings see only fine distinctions between the two representatives, and several see none at all. The National Abortion Rights Action League, for example, gives both a rating of 0 percent, while the National Right to Life rates both 100 percent. The American Civil Liberties Union gives Huelskamp a 0 percent rating and scores Jenkins at 14. The AFL-CIO gives both a rating of 0 on labor issues. The Gun Owners of America, which rates members of Congress on a letter grade system gives both Jenkins and Huelskamp an A. A liberal-oriented website called That’s My Congress found that Jenkins voted for bills backed by most liberals just three percent of the time, while supporting measures favored by most conservatives 73 percent of the time. Huelskamp’s scores were 14 and 70. The Open Congress website, which permits a comparison of the voting records of any two members of Congress, identified 70 “hot button” issues on which Jenkins and Huelskamp had both voted during 2011. They agreed with one another on 62 of those 70 votes. There was one common thread to the eight differences: In every case, Jenkins voted “aye” and Huelskamp voted “nay.” These were the eight bills or resolutions.

1. The debt ceiling and deficit bill, negotiated between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. Approved 269-161 by the House in August, it increased the debt ceiling by $2.5 trillion in exchange for $900 billion in spending cuts and the creation of a special committee to propose another $1.5 trillion in deficit reductions. The Kansas delegation split down the middle, with Sen. Jerry Moran and Rep. Kevin Yoder joining Huelskamp in opposition, while Sen. Pat Roberts and Rep. Mike Pompeo joined Jenkins in support. Huelskamp believes that many who voted for the compromise debt measure now regret doing so, citing the automatic defense cuts included in the bill. 2. The FAA reauthorization and reform act of 2011, authorizing appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2011 through 2014. The House passed it in April by a 223-196 vote, but the bill only recently cleared a House-Senate conference committee, and has not yet been signed into law. Huelskamp says he has no beef with the FAA, but was bothered by particular aspects of the bill that were unfavorable to small Kansas airports. 3. Continuing Appropriations Amendments for 2011 approved 271-158 last March.

4. The Budget Control Act of 2011, approved 218-210 in a largely party line vote. Huelskamp was one of only a dozen Republicans to oppose the measure, which was not supported by any House Democrats. This was another bill to give the President new authority to raise the debt ceiling by $900 billion without approval from Congress in exchange for $756 billion in unspecified spending cuts over 10 years and the creation of a special congressional committee to propose more deficit-cutting proposals in the future 5. The Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2011. It was approved by the House in July on a vote of 406-22, and was designed to extend the authorization of the national flood insurance program. 6. A bill to limit use of military appropriations by NATO forces in Libya, defeated by the House in June on a vote of 180238. Huelskamp says his opposition was philosophical. “I view that strictly from a constitutional perspective,” he said, citing the requirement that Congress authorize wars. “ If we wanted to be there, the president needed to make a clear argument for putting our men and women in harm’s way,” he said. He did not blame just President Obama. “I was disappointed in both parties’ leadership,” on the issue, he said.

7. The Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2012. The House passed it 219-196 last July. 8. The Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2012. It was approved by the House 351-67 in September and signed by President Obama. The image that emerges of Huelskamp from these votes is of a representative less likely than Jenkins to accept budget compromises negotiated by House leaders, less likely than Jenkins to approve appropriations for military actions if they have not followed strict constitutional rules, and more likely than Jenkins to question other appropriations measures. Huelskamp agrees with some of that. But he takes issue with the suggestion that his refusal to go along with the debt ceiling compromise has put him on the outs with House Speaker John Boehner. “I get along with him,” Huelskamp said. “He recognizes that I don’t work for him, he doesn’t’ work for me. We work for 700 000 people.” A member of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs, Huelskamp sees himself as a supporter of the soldier. But that does not mean he will buy in to Department of Defense spending requests, a potential sore point in the Manhattan area. “We have to look closely at every dollar we spend,” he said. He asserts that the prob-

lem is a failure to determine what the nation’s military needs and objectives are. “We have to make sure (soldiers are) adequately trained, protected and supported,” he said, “but also why they’re there.” If the Manhattan area is moved into the First Congressional District, there’s at least one potential plum: a Congressional office, something the area has no had in decades. Manhattan would be the largest city in the district, and since it would be close to the eastern fringe a logical service point. “We’ll be talking about that,” Huelskamp said, terming it “a distinct possibility” but stopping short of a commitment. One potential problem is that his expansive district already has three offices, in Dodge City, Hutchinson and Salina. The latter site, close to an hour from Fort Riley, has developed a particular focus on veterans and military-related issues, but obviously a Manhattan locale would be more convenient for that purpose. The options, then, would be either to open a fourth office — rare but not unprecedented — or to relocate the Salina office to Manhattan. The latter action could be politically dicey for Sen. Pete Brungardt, a Salina Republican who voted Wednesday to shift Riley County into the First District. “I can’t speculate that far,” Huelskamp said.


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MHS wrestling wins league title Joel Jellison jjellison@themercury.com

■ WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Last season, the Manhattan High wrestling team left the Centennial League meet disappointed by a close loss to Shawnee Heights that left the Indians wanting more. The No. 4 team in Class 6A left little room for disappointment on Saturday, winning the league title at Highland

Wildcats host rival Jayhawks today

Park in Topeka, even without two of its wrestlers. Manhattan scored 190.5 points for first place, beating out rival Junction City's second-place score of 156. Emporia finished in third at 133. It's the teams first league title since 2008. The Indians wrestled the tournament without No. 1-ranked 106pounder Jase Stone and 113-pounder Kian Clemens due to health reasons,

but even without those two, the team placed 11 of its 12 that did compete. MHS coach Robert Gonzales said much like last year's tournament, this one didn't seem to get off to a good start. "Last year, we lost by a point-and-a half and we didn't have Brian Wood, and that was extremely difficult because we were young," he said. "This SEE

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The Kansas State women’s basketball team hosts rival Kansas today at noon, hoping to snap its two-game losing streak that includes blowout losses to Baylor and Texas A&M. B8

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Salina Central sweeps Indians

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Missouri's Michael Dixon celebrates after making a 3-pointer in the second half against Baylor on Saturday in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won the game 72-57.

No. 4 Mizzou throttles No. 6 Baylor

Without senior Mari Jo Massanet on Saturday, the Manhattan High girls’ team fell 34-23 at Salina Central. The MHS boys’ team didn’t have any better luck, losing to the Mustangs in a close one, 54-52.

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Shockers upend No. 17 Creighton The Missouri Valley isn’t just Creighton and everybody else. Wichita State made that clear on Saturday with an 89-68 upset on the road. B4

Martin still positive after loss Despite a series of second-half leads that have turned into losses, Kansas State coach Frank Martin remains positive as his team prepares for Kansas on Monday. B4

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AP TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Kentucky (1) .........................................69 Vanderbilt .............................................63 Connecticut ..........................................67 Syracuse (2) ...........................................85 Michigan State (11) ............. .................58 Ohio State (3) ......................................48 Baylor (6) ..............................................57 Missouri (4) ...........................................72 Virginia (19) ..........................................52 North Carolina (5) ................................70 Oklahoma State ....................................66 Kansas (7) .............................................81 Tennessee ......................................... ....75 Florida (8) .............................................70 Austin Peay ...........................................63 Murray State (9) ...................................82 Maryland ..............................................55 Duke (10) ........................... ..................73 San Diego State (13) ............................63 UNLV (14) .............................................65 Miami (Fla.) ...........................................59 Florida State (15) .................................64 Santa Clara Saint Mary’s (16) ...............................Late Wichita State ............................... .........89 Creighton (17) ......................................68 Cincinnati ..............................................78 Marquette (18) ...................... ..............95 Georgia .................................................70 Mississippi State (20) ............................68 Louisville (24) .......................................77 West Virginia .......................................74 Harvard (25) .........................................62 Princeton ......................... ...... ... .... .......70

■ INDEX High School ..........................................B3 College basketball ..........................B4, B5 MLB ......................................................B7 K-State women’s basketball ...............B8

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Texas' J'Covan Brown is defended by Kansas State's Angel Rodriguez, right, and Will Spradling in the second half on Saturday in Austin, Texas. Texas won 75-64.

Cats blow 15-point lead in loss Cole Manbeck cmanbeck@themercury.com

AUSTIN, Texas — Kansas State’s program, under the direction of Frank Martin, has been molded and built on the Wildcats being the tougher team — the one that attacks the basket, gets to the foul line, defends and rebounds. When an opponent makes a run and throws a punch, K-State punches back. But when the Wildcats got backed into a corner against Texas, they were unable to fight their way out of it — didn’t have the ability to punch back, and because of it, they saw a 15point second-half lead turn into a 7564 loss to the Longhorns on Saturday afternoon at the Frank Erwin Center. “They came out in the second half and they punched us in the mouth,” Martin said. “They punched us again, and again and again. They got us on the ropes and we never punched back.” Boxing terms fit the bill for this one. K-State, which fell to 17-7 over-

all, won the opening bout, but Texas won the most important round — the final one. The Longhorns outscored K-State 48-24 in the game’s final 20 minutes, and in doing so, did what K-State usually does to its opponents. Texas went at the basket, shooting 28 free throws to the Wildcats’ zero in the second half. The Longhorns made 35-of-48 from the foul line in the game, while K-State converted 8of-12 from the charity stripe. Texas scored on put-back dunks, collected 13 offensive rebounds and got after it defensively, holding the Wildcats to 32 percent shooting in the final period. “(Texas) dug up in us and we broke down and couldn’t execute anything,” Martin said. “They did to us what we have done to a lot of people over the last five years. They crawled up into us and completely took us out of anything we tried to do. Anything we did early in the game just went out the window.” SEE

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cmanbeck@themercury.com

AUSTIN, Texas — Kansas State lost a tough road game to Colorado at this time last year, returned home and put a 16-point beatdown on instate rival Kansas — the No. 1 team in the country at the time. After Saturday’s road loss to Texas, the scenario sets up in a similar way, so can the Wildcats do it again against the seventhranked Jayhawks? “Yeah, if you can find Jacob Pullen to line up and score 38 on Monday, I’d feel a lot better about it,” Frank Martin joked after Saturday’s loss. “That turnaround feels a lot better when you’ve got a guy who can do that.” The Wildcats, who host KU tomorrow at 8

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No. 1 Baylor women whip A&M, 71-48 Associated Press

Kansas State’s Jamar Samuels has his shot blocked by Texas' Clint Chapman, left, as Alexis Wangmene, right, helps defend Saturday.

K-State braces for Kansas on Monday Cole Manbeck

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Baylor opened the week with dreams of grabbing control in the Big 12 Conference. Now the Bears are forced to regroup. Quincy Miller scored 20 points, but No. 4 Missouri made a season-high 14 3-pointers during a 72-57 victory over No. 6 Baylor on Saturday. The Bears (21-4, 8-4) were coming off a 68-54 home loss against Kansas on Wednesday night. They have lost twice this season to Missouri and Kansas and are unbeaten otherwise. "Teams sometimes are hot, sometimes not as hot," Baylor coach Scott Drew said. "We're obviously not as hot as we were before. I give a lot of credit to Missouri and KU for that." The Bears shot just 36 percent against the Tigers, negating a whopping 40-27 rebounding advantage. Perry Jones III had just four points on 2-of-12 shooting. Phil Pressey scored 19 points for the Tigers (23-1, 10-2), who pulled away in the second half. He had no 3-pointers the previous five games, but stepped up against the slumping Bears. Ricardo Ratliffe, who scored a career-high 27 points at Baylor on Jan. 21, had six points in the rematch on 3of-9 shooting.

p.m., know they have to forget about what happened at Texas. “You can’t dwell on the good and bad,” Martin said. “Last year is meaningless to this basketball team, but the reason I thought we had a chance to succeed was because we had been playing well, we didn’t dwell on a loss and we went in there on Sunday and did a great job of preparing. “Our kids were optimistic, enthusiastic and that gave us a chance to succeed on Monday. We’ll do the same thing. That’s not going to change.” The Jayhawks (20-5, 10-2 Big 12) are tied for first in the league, so Monday’s game represents an opportunity for the Wildcats to not SEE

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KANSAS at K-STATE Tipoff: 8 p.m. (Mon.) TV: ESPN (Ch. 32) Radio: KMAN 1350 AM Records: KU (20-5, 10-2), K-State (17-7, 6-6) Series: KU leads 181-91

WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner, Odyssey Sims and top-ranked Baylor waited a long time for the opportunity to avenge their last loss. When that chance finally arrived, the Lady Bears unleashed their pentup frustration in a hurry. They had a quick opening frenzy against defending national champion Texas A&M and went on to a 71-48 victory Saturday night in their first meeting since last year's NCAA tournament. "We just stayed motivated, never forgot what happened," Sims said. "We came out here and played as hard as we could." Sims had two early 3-pointers from the left corner in front of A&M's bench, the second capping a 14-0 run that pushed the Lady Bears (25-0, 12-0 Big 12) to a 17-2 lead less than 6 minutes into the game. Baylor led throughout, getting started with Griner making an inside basket while being fouled and then adding the free throw only a half-minute into the game. Tyra White then scored on the Aggies' first shot. But Kimetria Hayden's layup ignited the spurt of 14 consecutive points over four minutes that pretty much put Baylor in control. "Just looking at the film from the game when they beat us, that was motivation in itself," Griner said. "We just came out focused, knowing what happened and knowing how we beat ourselves in that game." Texas A&M (17-6, 8-4) had lost eight in a row against Baylor, including three last season before that NCAA regional final victory last March. That sent the Aggies to their first Final Four on way to winning the national championship.


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THE SUNDAY MERCURY SCOREBOARD TODAY’S LINE NCAA basketball TODAY FAVORITE TODAY UNDERDOG at Seton Hall 2 Pittsburgh at Michigan 6 1/2 Illinois at Georgetown 16 St. John's at Detroit 8 Green Bay Milwaukee 3 at Wright St. at Missouri St. 14 Bradley at Oregon St. 3 1/2 Washington at Purdue 7 1/2 Northwestern at Virginia Tech 13 1/2 B. College Stanford 4 at USC Evansville 1 1/2 at Drake at Loyola (Md.) 5 Fairfield at Iona 22 1/2 Marist

FAVORITE L.A. Lakers Chicago at Detroit Miami at Golden State at Memphis

NBA LINE 6 1/2 4 5 1/2 5 3 1/2 6

UNDERDOG at Toronto at Boston Washington at Atlanta Houston Utah

BASKETBALL NCAA Big 12 standings Through Saturday MEN Big 12 Overall Missouri 10-2 23-2 Kansas 10-2 20-5 Baylor 8-4 21-4 Iowa State 8-4 18-7 K-State 6-6 17-7 Texas 6-6 16-9 Oklahoma State 5-7 12-13 Oklahoma 3-9 13-11 Texas A&M 3-9 12-12 Texas Tech 1-11 8-16

Baylor Texas A&M Oklahoma Kansas K-State Iowa State Oklahoma State Texas Tech Texas Missouri

WOMEN Big 12 12-0 8-4 8-4 6-5 6-5 5-6 5-7 4-7 4-8 0-12

Overall 25-0 17-6 16-7 17-6 15-8 14-8 13-8 16-7 14-10 10-13

Rankings MEN The AP Top 25 The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with firstplace votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Rec. Pts Prv 1. Kentucky (63) 23-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) 23-1 1,553 2 3. Ohio St. 20-3 1,493 3 4. Missouri 21-2 1,415 4 5. North Carolina 20-3 1,352 5 6. Baylor 21-2 1,318 6 7. Kansas 18-5 1,170 8 8. Florida 19-4 1,066 12 9. Murray St. 23-0 1,055 10 10. Duke 19-4 1,037 7 11. Michigan St. 18-5 1,032 9 12. Georgetown 18-4 919 14 13. San Diego St. 20-3 728 17 14. UNLV 21-4 702 11 15. Florida St. 16-6 694 21 16. Saint Mary's 22-2 635 18 17. Creighton 21-3 600 13 18. Marquette 19-5 469 15 19. Virginia 18-4 448 16 20. Mississippi St. 18-5 401 22 21. Wisconsin 18-6 384 19 22. Michigan 17-7 253 23 23. Indiana 18-6 227 20 24. Louisville 18-5 112 — 25. Harvard 20-2 105 — Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 83, Iowa St. 71, Southern Miss. 51, Temple 41, Gonzaga 35, Wichita St. 31, Long Beach St. 6, New Mexico 5, K-State 3, Cleveland St. 2, Iona 2, Vanderbilt 2, BYU 1, Miami 1. USA Today/ESPN Top 25 The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN men's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 5, points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Rec. Pts Pvs 1. Kentucky (31) 23-1 775 1 2. Syracuse 23-1 740 2 3. Ohio State 20-3 715 3 4. Missouri 21-2 673 4 5. N. Carolina 20-3 639 6

6. Baylor 21-2 635 6 7. Florida 19-4 536 11 7. Murray State 23-0 536 9 9. Duke 19-4 525 5 10. Kansas 18-5 480 8 11. Georgetown 18-4 454 14 12. Michigan St. 18-5 444 10 13. Saint Mary's 22-2 382 16 14. San Diego St. 20-3 332 17 15. Creighton 21-3 316 12 16. UNLV 21-4 302 13 17. Florida State 16-6 247 24 18. Mississippi St. 18-5 241 19 19. Marquette 19-5 239 15 20. Virginia 18-4 192 18 21. Harvard 20-2 153 23 22. Wisconsin 18-6 133 20 23. Indiana 18-6 93 20 23. Louisville 18-5 93 25 25. Michigan 17-7 79 22 Others receiving votes: Notre Dame 19, Gonzaga 14, New Mexico 13, Iowa State 10, Nevada 9, Southern Miss. 9, Long Beach State 8, UConn 6, Middle Tennessee 6, Temple 6, California 5, Vanderbilt 5, Wichita State 5, Saint Louis 2, VCU 2, Cleveland State 1, Drexel 1.

WOMEN The AP Women’s Top 25 The top 25 teams in the The Associated Press' women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 5, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking: Rec. Pts Prv 1. Baylor (40) 23-0 1,000 1 2. Notre Dame 23-1 960 2 3. UConn 21-2 917 3 4. Stanford 20-1 882 4 5. Duke 18-3 805 5 6. Miami 20-3 803 7 7. Kentucky 21-3 728 6 8. Maryland 19-3 709 9 9. Green Bay 20-0 659 10 10. Ohio St. 20-2 651 11 11. Tennessee 17-6 582 8 12. Delaware 20-1 556 12 13. Nebraska 19-3 507 16 14. Georgetown 18-5 444 17 15. Texas A&M 16-5 417 18 16. Purdue 19-5 385 15 17. Rutgers 17-6 334 13 18. Penn St. 18-5 307 19 19. Gonzaga 21-3 268 20 20. Louisville 17-6 217 14 21. Georgia 18-6 207 21 22. Georgia Tech 17-6 128 24 22. N. Carolina 17-5 128 23 24. S. Carolina 18-5 123 — 25. St. Bonav’ture 22-2 82 — Others receiving votes: DePaul 38, BYU 28, California 25, Texas Tech 24, Oklahoma 18, Arkansas 14, Princeton 12, St. John's 12, Florida Gulf Coast 8, K-State 7, UTEP 7, Fresno St. 6, Bowling Green 1, West Virginia 1. USA Today/ESPN Top 25 The top 25 teams in the USA TodayESPN Women's college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Feb. 6, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and last weeks ranking: Rec. Pts Prv 1. Baylor (31) 24-0 775 1 2. Notre Dame 23-1 743 2 3. UConn 21-2 710 3 4. Stanford 20-1 685 4 5. Duke 19-3 650 6 6. Miami 20-3 604 7 7. Kentucky 21-3 584 5 8. Maryland 20-3 534 10 9. Green Bay 20-0 530 9 10. Ohio State 21-2 483 11 11. Tennessee 17-6 476 8 12. Delaware 20-1 434 13 13. Georgetown 18-5 379 15 14. Texas A&M 16-5 378 16 15. Nebraska 19-3 309 18 16. Rutgers 17-6 290 14 17. Louisville 17-6 276 12 18. Gonzaga 21-3 234 19 19. Purdue 19-5 222 17 20. Georgia 18-6 202 20 21. Penn State 18-5 176 21 22. DePaul 17-7 92 23 23. Georgia Tech 17-7 83 22 24. S. Carolina 18-5 46 — 25. Vanderbilt 18-5 45 — Others receiving votes: St. Bonaventure 34, North Carolina 19, California 18, Florida Gulf Coast 16, Middle Tennessee 15, UTEP 8, Texas Tech 5, BYU 4, Fresno State 4, St. John's 4, Princeton 3, Oklahoma 2, West Virginia 2, K-State 1.

NBA Standings All Times CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB Philadelphia 19 9 .679 — Boston 14 12 .538 4 New York 12 15 .444 6 1/2 Toronto 9 19 .321 10 New Jersey 8 20 .286 11 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 20 7 .741 — Atlanta 18 9 .667 2 Orlando 16 11 .593 4 Washington 5 22 .185 15 Charlotte 3 24 .111 17 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 23 6 .793 — Indiana 17 10 .630 5 Milwaukee 12 14 .462 9 1/2 Cleveland 10 16 .385 11 1/2 Detroit 8 20 .286 14 1/2 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 18 9 .667 — Dallas 6 11 .593 2 Houston 16 11 .593 2 Memphis 14 13 .519 4 New Orleans 4 23 .148 14 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 21 6 .778 — Denver 16 12 .571 5 1/2 Portland 15 12 .556 6 Utah 13 12 .520 7 Minnesota 13 14 .481 8 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 17 8 .680 — L.A. Lakers 15 12 .556 3 Phoenix 11 15 .423 6 1/2 Golden State 9 14 .391 7 Sacramento 10 16 .385 7 1/2 Friday's Games Chicago 95, Charlotte 64 Toronto 86, Boston 74 Atlanta 89, Orlando 87, OT Miami 106, Washington 89 L.A. Clippers 78, Philadelphia 77 Milwaukee 113, Cleveland 112, OT Detroit 109, New Jersey 92 Portland 94, New Orleans 86 Dallas 104, Minnesota 97 Memphis 98, Indiana 92 New York 92, L.A. Lakers 85 Oklahoma City 101, Utah 87 Saturday's Games L.A. Clippers 111, Charlotte 86 Denver 113, Indiana 109 Philadelphia 99, Cleveland 84 New York at Minnesota, Late San Antonio at New Jersey, Late Portland at Dallas, Late Orlando at Milwaukee, Late Phoenix at Sacramento, Late Today’s Games L.A. Lakers at Toronto, Noon Chicago at Boston, 2:30 p.m. Washington at Detroit, 5 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 6 p.m. Houston at Golden State, 8 p.m. Utah at Memphis, 8:30 p.m. Monday's Games Philadelphia at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Minnesota at Orlando, 6 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Miami at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

High school Scores Friday BOYS Augusta 73, Winfield 69 Abilene 59, Wamego 48 Andale 51, Wellington 36 Andover 44, McPherson 43 Atchison County 71, Troy 31 Attica 57, Norwich 46 Baileyville-B&B 55, Centralia 49 Basehor-Linwood 70, KC Piper 39 Baxter Springs 58, Riverton 32 Beloit 64, Russell 39 Bern 61, Washington County 50 Bishop Carroll 60, Wichita West 48 Bonner Springs 54, Mill Valley 45 Buhler 52, El Dorado 51, OT Burrton 40, Stafford 24 BV North 53, Gardner-Edgerton 44 BV Northwest 58, Bishop Miege 46 BV West 51, Blue Valley Southwest 41 Caney Valley 47, Burlington 36 Central Heights 65, Anderson County 49 Centre 55, Wakefield 45 Cheney 73, Douglass 70 Clearwater 33, Circle 19 Coffeyville 84, Labette County 57 Concordia 52, Chapman 34 Council Grove 68, Northern Hts 61, OT Derby 58, Maize 57 DeSoto 51, Paola 32 Doniphan West 68, Horton 66 Emporia 72, Highland Park 56 Flinthills 70, Caldwell 34

Fort Scott 60, Iola 53 Fowler 55, Pawnee Heights 35 Frankfort 60, Blue Valley 47 Garden City 57, Great Bend 54, OT Garden Plain 46, Belle Plaine 43 Goessel 42, Peabody-Burns 40 Greeley Co. 48, Wheatland-Grinnell 41 Hanover 66, Valley Heights 47 Hays-TMP-Marian 74, Quinter 33 Hesston 50, Nickerson 48, OT Hiawatha 50, Royal Valley 47 Hill City 73, Smith Center 58 Hoisington 54, Ellinwood 33 Holcomb 61, Southwestern Hts. 53 Holton 64, Jefferson West 53 Hope 50, Little River 36 Hoxie 46, Oberlin-Decatur 33 Humboldt 65, Yates Center 24 Hutchinson 43, Wichita Campus 42 Inman 55, Moundridge 53 Jackson Heights 49, McLouth 41 Jefferson North 62, Immaculata 53 Johnson-Stanton County 50, Satanta 18 Junction City 52, Shawnee Heights 42 KC Harmon 73, KC Wyandotte 60 KC Metro, Mo. 47, Wichita Defenders 44 KC Sumner 83, Atchison 32 Kinsley 52, Bucklin 44 LaCrosse 47, Central Plains 40 Lakeside 39, Thunder Ridge 34 Lakin 52, Elkhart 46 Lansing 62, KC Turner 41 Lawrence 72, Olathe North 51 Lebo 56, Burlingame 42 Liberal 52, Hays 40 Lincoln 43, Tescott 33 Lyons 56, Kingman 52 Madison 39, White City 38 Manhattan 45, Topeka Seaman 34 Marion 62, Bennington 59 Meade 69, Minneola 52 Natoma 56, Northern Valley 54 Nemaha Valley 62, Perry-Lecompton 28 Neodesha 59, Eureka 35 Ness City 58, Otis-Bison 50 Newton 60, Salina South 46 Norton 65, Rawlins County 50 Olathe Northwest 66, Olathe East 52 Olathe South 49, Lawrence Free State 44 Onaga 57, Axtell 45 Osage City 51, Olpe 47 Ottawa 63, Louisburg 26 Oxford 52, Central Burden 46 Parsons 64, Columbus 42 Phillipsburg 68, Osborne 27 Pittsburg Colgan 57, Frontenac 42 Pleasant Ridge 53, Oskaloosa 48 Pratt 61, Haven 38 Pretty Prairie 61, Fairfield 37 Remington 42, Ell-Saline 40 Republic County 70, Ellsworth 62, OT Riley County 56, Wabaunsee 28 Rock Creek 40, St. Mary's 19 Rose Hill 68, Mulvane 60 Sabetha 43, Santa Fe Trail 37 Scott City 83, Hugoton 43 Sedgwick 62, Canton-Galva 30 Silver Lake 48, Rossville 38 SM East 49, SM Northwest 37 SM South 56, Leavenworth 53 SM West 66, SM North 59 Smoky Valley 56, Hillsboro 42 Solomon 73, Elyria Christian 61 South Gray 61, South Central 60 South Haven 66, Sedan 63, 2OT Southeast Saline 51, Minneapolis 36 Southern Coffey 55, Marmaton Valley 34 St. John 49, Victoria 39 St. Thomas Aquinas 58, BV Stilwell 51 Sterling 68, Halstead 54 Sylvan-Lucas 58, Southern Cloud 41 Syracuse 57, Sublette 55 Tonganoxie 50, KC Bishop Ward 40 Topeka Hayden 61, Topeka West 45 Trego 82, Stockton 59 Udall 77, Elk Valley 19 Ulysses 68, Goodland 33 Uniontown 58, Pleasanton 32 Valley Center 53, Goddard 43 Washburn Rural 50, Topeka 48 Weskan 46, Golden Plains 42 West Elk 65, Argonia 44 Wetmore 63, Clifton-Clyde 47 Wichita Collegiate 71, Maize South 53 Wichita East 69, Kapaun Mt. Carmel 61 Wichita Heights 83, Wichita NW 61 Wichita Home School 48, Chase Co. 24 Wichita North 67, Wichita South 54 Wichita Trinity 68, Chaparral 35 Wilson 71, Pike Valley 48 Word of Life 64, Macksville 52 GIRLS Ashland 48, Kiowa County 44 Atchison 60, KC Sumner 49 Atchison County 59, Troy 26 Basehor-Linwood 28, KC Piper 20 Beloit 51, Russell 34 Bennington 51, Marion 44, OT Berean Academy 62, Hutch Trinity 42 Bishop Carroll 77, Wichita West 24 Blue Valley Southwest 38, BV West 35 Bucklin 59, Kinsley 32 Buhler 68, El Dorado 42 Burlington 76, Caney Valley 53

Burrton 55, Stafford 21 BV Northwest 66, Bishop Miege 51 Central Heights 51, Anderson County 41 Circle 42, Clearwater 28 Concordia 41, Chapman 30 DeSoto 51, Paola 32 Douglass 33, Cheney 30 Ell-Saline 43, Remington 42 Eudora 50, Spring Hill 38 Eureka 33, Neodesha 29 Fairfield 42, Pretty Prairie 36 Fort Scott 35, Iola 24 Frankfort 51, Blue Valley 46 Fredonia 63, Cherryvale 60 Garden City 37, Great Bend 31 Garden Plain 54, Belle Plaine 27 Gardner-Edgerton 38, BV North 33 Golden Plains 49, Weskan 46 Green Co., Ky. 67, Sunrise Christian 57 Hanover 52, Valley Heights 50 Hays 64, Liberal 33 Hays-TMP-Marian 57, Quinter 34 Hesston 50, Nickerson 34 Highland Park 51, Emporia 50 Hillsboro 57, Smoky Valley 32 Hoisington 55, Ellinwood 26 Holcomb 57, Southwestern Hts. 44 Holton 54, Jefferson West 24 Hope 42, Little River 38, OT Hoxie 81, Oberlin-Decatur 18 Hugoton 43, Scott City 35 Hutchinson 70, Wichita Campus 40 Jackson Heights 52, McLouth 33 Jefferson North 57, Immaculata 38 Johnson-Stanton County 49, Satanta 39 Junction City 33, Shawnee Heights 32 Kapaun Mt. Carmel 65, Wichita East 48 Kingman 51, Lyons 40 Labette County 35, Coffeyville 32 Lakin 45, Elkhart 42 Lansing 62, KC Turner 47 Lebo 34, Burlingame 24 Lincoln 75, Tescott 16 Madison 49, White City 17 Maize 65, Derby 53 Maize South 46, Wichita Collegiate 29 Manhattan 40, Topeka Seaman 38 Marysville 47, Clay Center 36 McPherson 47, Andover 28 Medicine Lodge 45, Bluestem 38 Mill Valley 34, Bonner Springs 33 Minneapolis 58, Southeast Saline 52, OT Moundridge 40, Inman 21 Mulvane 52, Rose Hill 38 Natoma 41, Northern Valley 16 Nemaha Valley 39, Perry-Lecompton 25 Newton 48, Salina South 38 Northern Heights 57, Council Grove 44 Norwich 61, Attica 24 Olathe North 43, Lawrence 34 Olathe Northwest 53, Olathe East 35 Olathe South 52, Lawrence Free State 50 Olpe 61, Osage City 26 Oskaloosa 36, Pleasant Ridge 34 Otis-Bison 41, Ness City 29 Oxford 56, Central Burden 30 Parsons 67, Columbus 47 Peabody-Burns 42, Goessel 30 Pike Valley 50, Wilson 38 Pratt 40, Haven 38 Pratt Skyline 33, Cunningham 30 Rawlins County 52, Norton 29 Republic County 50, Ellsworth 36 Riverside 46, KC Christian 41 Sabetha 60, Santa Fe Trail 54 Sedgwick 46, Canton-Galva 23 Silver Lake 63, Rossville 46 SM Northwest 53, SM East 35 SM South 58, Leavenworth 27 Smith Center 79, Hill City 35 South Haven 53, Sedan 35 Southern Coffey 63, Marmaton Valley 25 St. John 60, Victoria 27 St. John's Beloit 53, Chase 35 St. Paul 44, Altoona-Midway 18 Sterling 69, Halstead 41 Sublette 44, Syracuse 28 Thunder Ridge 46, Lakeside 22 Tonganoxie 51, KC Bishop Ward 40 Topeka 50, Washburn Rural 46 Topeka Hayden 41, Topeka West 40 Trego 58, Stockton 29 Udall 54, Elk Valley 9 Ulysses 66, Goodland 36 Uniontown 50, Pleasanton 28 Valley Center 38, Goddard 20 Wallace County 53, Triplains-Brewster 37 Wamego 50, Abilene 35 Washington County 65, Bern 43 Wellington 47, Andale 43 Wetmore 50, Clifton-Clyde 24 Wheatland-Grinnell 46, Greeley Co. 42 Wichita Heights 64, Wichita NW 23 Wichita South 37, Wichita North 26 Winfield 41, Augusta 30 Word of Life 65, Macksville 33

HOCKEY NHL Standings All Times CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA

N.Y. Rangers 53 35 13 5 75 150 108 Philadelphia 55 31 17 7 69 179 165 Pittsburgh 55 31 19 5 67 171 146 New Jersey 55 31 20 4 66 154 155 N.Y. Islanders 54 23 23 8 54 130 155 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 53 34 17 2 70 184 120 Ottawa 58 28 22 8 64 169 181 Toronto 56 28 22 6 62 171 166 Montreal 56 23 24 9 55 149 149 Buffalo 55 24 25 6 54 136 158 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 54 26 17 11 63 137 151 Washington 54 28 21 5 61 151 152 Winnipeg 57 26 25 6 58 139 161 Tampa Bay 54 24 24 6 54 153 181 Carolina 56 20 25 11 51 142 172 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 56 37 17 2 76 178 132 St. Louis 53 32 14 7 71 133 109 Nashville 56 32 18 6 70 158 148 Chicago 55 29 19 7 65 174 168 Columbus 54 15 33 6 36 125 179 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 54 34 15 5 73 176 135 Colorado 56 28 25 3 59 144 156 Minnesota 54 25 21 8 58 124 141 Calgary 55 25 22 8 58 131 149 Edmonton 55 22 28 5 49 147 165 Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA San Jose 52 30 16 6 66 153 124 Los Angeles 56 26 19 11 63 120 122 Phoenix 55 26 21 8 60 145 144 Dallas 54 28 23 3 59 143 153 Anaheim 54 21 24 9 51 139 160 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. Friday's Games Buffalo 3, Dallas 2, SO Detroit 2, Anaheim 1, SO Colorado 4, Carolina 3, OT San Jose 5, Chicago 3 Saturday's Games Boston 4, Nashville 3, SO Florida 3, New Jersey 1 N.Y. Islanders 2, Los Angeles 1, OT N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 2 Edmonton 4, Ottawa 3, OT Pittsburgh 8, Winnipeg 5 Tampa Bay 2, Buffalo 1 Montreal 5, Toronto 0 Colorado at St. Louis, Late Columbus at Minnesota, Late Chicago at Phoenix, Late Vancouver at Calgary, Late Today’s Games Washington at Rangers, 11:30 a.m. Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Anaheim at Columbus, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Dallas, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. San Jose at St. Louis, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Monday's Games San Jose at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Carolina at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS Saturday HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS — Assigned D Steven Kampfer to Providence (AHL). BUFFALO SABRES — Recalled F Zack Kassian from Rochester (AHL). Loaned C Luke Adam and D T.J. Brennan to Rochester. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Activated D James Wisniewski from the injured reserve list. ST. LOUIS BLUES — Recalled D Ian Cole from Peoria (AHL). WINNIPEG JETS — Re-assigned F Aaron Gagnon to St. John's (AHL). Activated RW Tim Stapleton from the injured reserve list. American Hockey League TORONTO MARLIES — Signed D Andrew Martens. COLLEGE ALABAMA — Suspended basketball F JaMychal Green, G Trevor Releford and G Andrew Steele indefinitely for undisclosed violations of team rules. HOUSTON — Named Brandon Middleton outside receivers coach and Travis Bush running backs coach. Friday BASEBALL American League BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms RHP Luis Ayala to a one-year contract and 1B Nick Johnson on a minor league contract. CLEVELAND INDIANS — Agreed to terms with INF Asdrubal Cabrera on a one-year contract. KANSAS CITY ROYALS — Agreed to terms with with RHP Nate Adcock, RHP Kelvin Herrera, RHP Jeremy Jeffress, RHP Sean O'Sullivan, RHP Blake Wood, LHP

Everett Teaford, LHP Ryan Verdugo, C Manuel Pina, 1B Clint Robinson, OF Jarrod Dyson, OF David Lough and OF Derrick Robinson on one-year contract. National League LOS ANGELES DODGERS — Assigned INF Russell Mitchell outright to Albuquerque (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALS — Agreed to terms with RHP Scott Linebrink on a minor league contract. American Association AMARILLO SOX — Re-signed RHP Matt Elliott to a two-year contract through 2013. North American League YUMA PANTHERS — Announced the franchise will be known as the Yuma Panthers. Named Garry Templeton manager. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Signed G Ben Uzoh.Women's National Basketball Association MINNESOTA LYNX — Re-signed G Candice Wiggins. FOOTBALL National Football League HOUSTON TEXANS — Named Karl Dorrell quarterbacks coach. MIAMI DOLPHINS — Named Blue Adams assistant defensive backs coach, Charlie Bullen defensive assistant, Ben Johnson offensive assistant, Chris Mosley assistant offensive line coach. Retained the service of Jeff Nixon running backs coach. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Signed general manager Trent Baalke to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS — Signed OL Breno Giacomini to a two-year contract extension. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Named Mike Sullivan offensive coordinator. TENNESSEE TITANS — Agreed to terms with WR Lavelle Hawkins on a multiyear contract. Canadian Football League CFL — Signed commissioner Mark Cohon to a three-year contract extension. EDMONTON ESKIMOS — Signed WR Andrew Nowacki. SASKATCHEWAN ROUGHRIDERS — Signed RB Kory Sheets, RB Louis Rankin and RB Demetrius Crawford. HOCKEY National Hockey League NHL — Fined Tampa Bay Lightning F Dominic Moore $2,500 for an interference infraction that caused an injury to New York Rangers forward Ruslan Fedotenko on Thursday, Feb. 9. CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS — Recalled D Dylan Olsen from Rockford (AHL). Placed D Steve Montador on injured reserve. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS — Placed D Brett Lebda and D Marc Methot on injured reserve. Recalled D Dalton Prout from Springfield (AHL). Recalled G Allen York from Chicago (ECHL). LOS ANGELES KINGS — Recalled F Dwight King and F Jordan Nolan from Manchester (AHL). Assigned D Slava Voynov to Manchester. Placed F Jarret Stoll on the injured reserve list. American Hockey League GRAND RAPIDS GRIFFINS — Traded C Adam Estoclet to Abbotsford for future considerations. MANCHESTER MONARCHS — Signed C Paul Crowder. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League EDMONTON RUSH — Acquired D Jeff Cornwall from Buffalo for a 2012 secondround draft pick and a 2014 secondround draft pick. SOCCER Major League Soccer COLUMBUS CREW — Named Vojislav Stanisic goalkeeping coach. NEW YORK RED BULLS — Signed MF Victor Palsson. TENNIS U.S. Tennis Association USTA — Announced the resignation of Jim Curley, tournament director for the U.S. Open. Named David Brewer tournament director. COLLEGE NOTRE DAME — Announced safeties coach and recruiting coordinator Chuck Martin will become the offensive coordinator; wide receivers coach Tony Alford will become the running backs coach and recruiting coordinator and tight end coach Mike Denbrock will become the outside wide receivers coach. Named Harry Hiestand offensive line coach, Scott Booker tight ends coach and special teams coordinator, and Bob Elliott safeties coach. WAKE FOREST — Named Jonathan Himebauch offensive line coach and Derrick Jackson defensive line coach.

K-State tennis coach Bietau earns career win No. 250 TULSA, Okla. — Looking to end a three-match skid and its first win in the month of February, the 53rd-ranked Kansas State women’s tennis team jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back to register the 250th career win for K-State head coach Steve Bietau on Saturday. The Wildcats registered a 5-2 win over UT-Arlington at the Michael D. Case Tennis Center. Bietau, the second-longest tenured head coach in K-State athletics history, now owns a career record of 250-329 in his 28th season with the Wildcats. K-State is now 3-5 this season, while the Mavericks fell to 3-2. Bietau, when asked about his 250th win, said he has been

pleased with how his young players have responded to a difficult early schedule. “I’m just glad I am still standing and able to put one foot in front of the other one,” he siad. “I am happy we saw some progress from our team. We are asking a lot of our players, especially the freshmen. They have been put under the gun here and it is a tough, difficult process for them in an accelerated time frame. “I am excited about what the future holds for this group.” K-State captured the first

point of the afternoon with a clean sweep through doubles play. The No. 28 ITA ranked duo and number one pair of Petra Niedermayerova and Marketa Trousilova was reunited to tally an 8-2 win over Maria MartinezRomero and Nikola Matovicova. Niedermayerova and Trousilova are now 6-2 this season when paired together including a 3-1 mark this spring. Clinching the doubles point for the Wildcats was the pairing of Ana Gomez Aleman and Petra Chuda at number three. The K-State duo registered an 8-6 win over Verena

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Scott and Christine Foote. This was the first time Gomez Aleman and Chuda have been paired together since April 3, 2011, with duo owning a 6-5 mark together over the last two seasons. In singles action, freshman Amina St. Hill quickly blanked Foote at number five, 6-0, 6-0, to push K-State ahead, 2-0. The win by St. Hill ended a three-match skid for the first-year Wildcat. “Today was a little more of a team effort than we have had recently,” said Bietau of the recent struggles. “We have been leaning heavily on the top of our lineup and it was good to see the bottom half of the lineup come through.” Junior Karla Bonacic

Bozzay continues her winning ways for KSU After Kansas State’s distance runners ran their way to a pair of victories on Friday at the Iowa State Classic, it was more success for the group at the meet on Saturday as well. Meanwhile, at the Tyson Invitational in Arkansas, the Wildcats had strong showings from their pole vaulters and the women’s 4x400 relay team to close another weekend of action. For the women, Boglarka Bozzay put another win together, claiming the seeded 800 meters by more than a second as she battled South Dakota’s Emma Ladwig again. Bozzay finished in 2:07.31 a week after running 2:06.00. The win is Bozzay’s third of the season in the 800 meters, as the Hungarian has not lost a race yet in any distance, taking first place all seven times she has ran. She also has a win in the only meet she ran a leg of the 4x400. After winning the non-seeded 800 meters on Friday, Kyle Hanson followed that performance with an 11th-place finish in the seeded-mile on Saturday. Hanson clocked in at 4:12.46, improving on his time from last week’s Husker Invitational. Ryan Hershner took 17th place for the Wildcats in the race as well. Armando Del Valle also tallied a win on Friday night in the non-seeded mile. On

Saturday, he ran his fastest time of the season, as he ran in the seeded-800 meters. Del Valle clocked in at 1:51.33 to finish ninth in the competition for the Wildcats. “Boglarka was our top performer again — she wasn’t challenged today and won handily,” KSU assistant coach Michael Smith. “Armando was also a strong performer and is steadily improving for us.” Multi-eventer Richelle Farley qualified for the finals in the women’s 60-meter hurdles on Friday and ran 8.79 seconds Saturday afternoon to finish ninth overall after a busy week that saw her finish third in the pentathlon on Thursday. In the men’s 600-yard run, Franciso Colomar ran his fastest time of the season to take 10th place. The men ran their second-fastest time of the season in the 4x400 relay to finish 15th. The group of Chris Campbell, Blaine Cash, Luke Hibbeler and Gus Vazquez-Milan ran 3:16.49. The day started with the men’s pole vault at the Tyson Invitational, and the Wildcats took the top two spots. Sophomore Kyle Wait posted a new personalbest mark, clearing 5.06 meters (16-07.25) to get the victory and move into fifth in school history by himself. Freshman Cameron Savage tied for second, as he managed to

vault 4.91m (16-01.25). It was Wait’s third win of the season. K-State’s other highlight of the day at Arkansas came in the 4x400 relay with the tandem of Joslyn Barnes, Krais, Mairead Murphy and Erica Twiss running the second-fastest time in school history to finish seventh against some of the best relay squads in the NCAA. Twiss ran the final leg for K-State to finish in 3:42.08. The time is just 1.44 off the school record set in 2006. Freshman high jumper Alyx Treasure took on some of the top athletes in her event on Saturday as well, as she finished in a tie for ninth after jumping 1.68m (5-06.00). Multi-event specialist Ryann Krais also jumped in the competition and tied for 13th. The Cats had Carlos Rodriguez and Martynas Jurgilas running in the 200 meters on Saturday with neither able to crack the 22second mark, as Rodriguez ran 22.06 in his first 200 of the season. Jurgilas crossed the line in 22.41 seconds. The Wildcats return to Ahearn Field House next week for their final home meet of the season before heading to the Big 12 Indoor Championship at Texas A&M. The KSU Open is set for a 2:30 p.m. start on Friday with field events. Running events are slated for 4 p.m.

increased K-State’s lead to 3-0, with her sixth win this spring at number two singles. The No. 94 ranked player in the country dispatched of Natalia Mayuk, 6-0, 62. Bonacic is now 45-30 in her career and 12-6 this season. Closing out the match for the Wildcats was No. 17 Niedermayerova. The sophomore from Brno, Czech Republic, captured her seventh straight win with a 63, 6-0 victory over MartinezRomero. Niedermayerova now possesses a 37-17 career record and a 13-7 mark this season. All 13 of her victories this season have come in straight sets. Bietau is pleased with the way Bonacic and Niedermayerova have handled the early part of the

schedule. “Their performances have been something special when you consider the schedule they have played and the record they have after that,” he said. “They have played lights out for us and are a great example for the rest of the team. We need to get everyone on the same page and have everyone put out the same effort that those two are.” K-State returns to action this Saturday as the Wildcats play their first home match in the spring of 2012. K-State will host UALR at Body First Tennis and Fitness Center, with the match beginning at 11 a.m. All K-State tennis matches are free and open to the public.


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MHS wins Centennial League NO. 1, FROM PAGE B1 year, it didn't start out well because a couple of our wrestlers forget singlets and shoes — and Jase Stone has a skin lesion and then Kian Clemens had a scratch and neither had proper documentation to wrestle — the refs needed a doctor’s note." Gonzales said he attempted to get both wrestlers cleared, but wasn't able to. He said he made the decision to move on without holding up the tournament. Four different grapplers grabbed first-place medals in the tournament, as Davis Matthews was first at 145, Wood took the title at 170, Ty Suggs won the 195-pound weight class and Deion Parker was first at 195.

Gonzales said they had a couple other wrestlers that almost to took home league titles as well. "We had four champions and they responded well, and the upper weights responded well," he said. "Those four that won wrestled well and we had some guys take second that were close. Trey Campbell had the guy in a headlock and had a chance." The Indians also had four wrestlers finish in second place, as Dallas Vesta took second at 120, Drew Unruh was at 126, Tre Davis at 132 and Campbell at 182. Taylor Hilgers was third in the 138-pound weight class, while Austin Chauncey was fourth at 160 and CJ Moorman-Meador was fourth at 285.

Gonzales said after a long 12 hours that started with a few glitches, but ended with a title, he couldn't have been any happier or prouder of his team. "We have the league trophy that we won in 2006 and 2008 and winning it a third time, I feel extremely pleased," he said. "We were so close last year and to win this year, I'm totally ecstatic." The Indians also received an additional award, as Gonzales was voted Centennial Coach of the Year. "When I think about my seven years here, and being so close last year, and having three championships, I feel blessed," he said. "Being coach of the year, I felt honored that my peers voted for me. "When you coach as long as I

have, you stop and pause, and you are thankful for everyone around you, and all the work you get from your assistant coaches." Manhattan will take back to the road for the Class 6A regional meet next Saturday in Derby. That meet will determine state qualifiers. The regional tournament will include non-league schools Derby, Wichita East, Wichita Heights and Wichita Southeast, along with Centennial league foes Junction City, Topeka High and Washburn Rural. Wichita Heights is currently ranked No. 5 in the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association 6A poll. Derby is ranked No. 6 and Junction City settles into the final spot at No. 10.

Indians one step closer to league title Joel Jellison jjellison@themercury.com

With Mari Jo Massanet out of the game, Jenna Crusinberry hit the biggest shots of her career on Friday. With less than a second on the clock in Manhattan's pivotal Centennial League showdown with Seaman, the MHS senior knocked down a pair of go-ahead free throws in a tied game to help the Indians win 40-38. The win allowed the Indians to take a two-game lead in the league standings. Manhattan was riding high with a 31-19 lead in the third quarter when Massanet took the ball toward the basket in transition and went down awkwardly with a knee injury after a collision in the paint. The MHS crowd received the play as a controversial no-call, as Seaman's Kelsey Akin was fouled on the other end and went to the line where she converted a three-point play. MHS coach Scott Mall said he couldn't tell what happened on the play to leave Massanet sitting on the ground holding her knee. "I didn't really see exactly what happened," he said. "I was hoping she wouldn't take it to the basket because in that situation I really would have rather had her hold the ball up. I didn't see the contact or anything, I don't know what was happening there." With the Indians' leading scorer out of the game, the Vikings dialed up the defensive pressure and went on a 6-1 lead to cut the MHS (14-1, 9-0) lead to 32-25. Mall said once the Vikings started putting on pressure, they didn't let up at all. "They hesitated a little bit once she was out, but toward the end when they had to go after us hard, they did, and that changes our complexion a little bit," he said. "I thought we tried a lot of passes inside that we normally do with her, that without her

Staff photo by Sarah Midgorden

Manhattan High’s Par McNair shoots over a Topeka Seaman defender on Friday night at MHS. weren't the same. We needed to learn the situation and what we need to do there." Seaman's Kelsey Akin led the Vikings with nine of her 19 points in the third period, and looked to continue causing problems for the Indians in the fourth. But after a technical foul on Seaman coach Steve Alexander that followed Akin's fourth foul, and a charging call that took her out of the game, the Vikings were left to look other directions for scoring. Mall said the charge, taken by

Onyeka Ehie that took Akin out, was one of the biggest plays of the game. Seaman's comeback attempt was aided by what the Indians were failing to do. Manhattan was 6-of-18 at the free throw line in the final period, missing shots at key times, while the Vikings found their way back in. Already in the midst of a 5-1 run that brought them within two points of the lead, Seaman took the ball after a pair of missed free throws by Elayna Spilker, and got a jumper to go

from Mallory Diederich with five seconds to play, tying the game at 38. The Indians worked the ball in quickly between Crusinberry and Ehie, and the referees whistled Seaman for a foul that appeared to put Ehie at the line with less than a second left. But the Vikings would argue the player that was fouled, insisting that Crusinberry was the one who should be shooting the shots the decided the fate of the game — already having missed two shots with 1:01 left. Crusinberry drained both shots, however, and the Vikings had no time to react. After the game, Mall said he told his team that they did a lot of things the opposite of what they wanted to in the final five minutes. "We got panicked, we missed free throws, which we haven't done all year long and we lost our cool a little but," he said. "But we kept battling, we kept hanging tough." The teams opened the game in a tight back-and-forth battle, with Seaman getting the biggest lead of the quarter at three points. But the Indians charged back with a 3-pointer from Kristen Thompson and led 7-6 with a late bucket from Darby Price. Crusinberry hit back-toback 3s — entering the game with two makes all season — with less than five minutes to play in the first half, and Price made an inside shot to push an Indians' lead out to 17-11. Seaman used a 4-2 spurt to cut the lead to 19-15 with 19 seconds to play, and Ehie nailed a 3 for Manhattan with two seconds left to push the lead to 22-15.

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6 9 10 13 — 38 7 15 10 8 — 40 Individual scoring SEAMAN (38) — Akin 19, Schafer 5, Slimmer 7, Heald 2, Legette 1, Searcy 3, Diederich 2. MANHATTAN (40) — Massanet 10, Crusinberry 8, Price 4, Ehie 6, Thompson 3, Pitchford 2, Spilker 5, McNair 1, Proctor 1. 3-pointers — Seaman 1 (Akin). Manhattan 5 (Ehie 2, Crusinberry 2, Thompson).

Burton helps Indians put Vikings away Joel Jellison jjellison@themercury.com

When the Indians needed a spark on Friday night, Deante Burton was always there. Manhattan High boys' basketball coach Tim Brooks said the senior forward knew things needed to change after Tuesday's loss at Washburn Rural, and Burton helped the team do just that on Friday with a 45-34 win. Burton anchored the Indians’ attack from the field in the second quarter, scoring on a pair of long jump shots and adding a 3-pointer to help the Indians lead 21-19 at the half. Seaman answered a series of buckets from Keaton Barragar in the third quarter to tie the game at 27, and then Burton started a quick run to give the Indians a lead by the end of the period. The senior scored on a layup and hit a pair of free throws to give the Indians a four-point lead in the final two minutes of the quarter. Leading by two going into the fourth, the Indians wouldn't need the early spark to keep a little distance, getting a quick basket from Brandon Payne, and then watching Seaman make 1-of-4 shots at the free throw line, leaving the Vikings behind by three. With less than four minutes left in the game, Burton started an 8-0 run with the first four points that closed out the game. While Barragar stayed steady to lead the Indians with 16 points, Burton's 15 points all seemed to come at the perfect times. "He knew that this game was big," Brooks said. "He knew that we weren't

Staff photo by Sarah Midgorden

Manhattan High senior Deante Burton shoots against Topeka Seaman on Friday night at MHS. Burton had 15 points in the win. very good and that we needed a change, and it's nice to a see a senior step up like that." The first quarter started with both teams heaving shots left and right. Seaman jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but Barragar dropped consecutive wide-open 3pointers to put the Indians on top. Seaman found a way to open a 6-2 run for an 11-8 lead, but Pat Keck knocked down an open trey with 3 seconds left to tie the game at the end of one quarter. The Vikings would go on to score no

baskets from the field for the remainder of the first half, instead going a perfect 8for-8 at the free throw line. After Tuesday's game against Washburn Rural, Brooks said MHS needed to be better at defending the paint. Playing another team with big post players, he thought his Indians made improvement. "They're so big and physical inside, we knew it was going to be tough," he said. "Occasionally, they got some good looks, but I thought for the most part, our guys played tough, physical defense. "We didn't allow them to dictate their play, we wanted to dictate how they were going to play inside." With the inside taken away at times, the Vikings looked to attack from the outside, but the Indians (8-7, 5-4) were playing such tight defense that Seaman was often pushed out to well beyond the perimeter and the team finished with just one 3. "We were going to do whatever we could defensively that requires energy," Brooks said of his defense. "We were going to force the ball down the side up to half court, get out and deny, be physical on the inside — we played a lot of guys and a lot of guys busted their tails out there." The Indians mixed up their starting lineup a little bit on Friday, starting Jacob Holloway and Blake Saville for the first time this season. MHS has started 11 different players this season.

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11 8 10 5 — 34 11 10 10 14 — 45 Individual scoring SEAMAN (34) — Ward 14, Heald 8, Rea 5, Miller 2, Colombo 2, Chaffee 2, Hummel 1. MANHATTAN (45) — Barragar 16, Burton 15, Payne 5, Keck 3, Taylor 4, Holloway 2. 3-pointers — Seaman 1 (Heald). Manhattan 4 (Barragar 2, Keck, Burton).

Frankfort girls top BV; Rock Creek sweeps Staff reports At Frankfort, the Frankfort Wildcats outscored Blue Valley 10-2 in the second quarter to build a 13-point halftime lead, and the Rams could never complete a comeback in a 51-46 win for Frankfort. The win brought the Wildcats to 12-7 on the season and dropped the Rams to 9-10 on the year. The Wildcats were led by Jessa Jones' 15 points, including a trio of 3-pointers. Josie Hales scored 13. The Rams had 16 points from Emily Tucker and 12 from Brittany Pfaff.

HANOVER 52, VALLEY HEIGHTS 50 At Hanover, Valley Heights led by one with less than 5 seconds to play, but Hanover's Micaella Beikmann made three free throws with two seconds left to win the game, 52-50. The loss spoiled the Mustangs’ shot at an upset and dropped them to 8-10 on the season. Kelsey Potter scored 15 points for the Mustangs, while Lesley Frohberg added 13 and Sidney Blackburn had 11. Drew Mann led Valley Heights with 10.

ROCK CREEK 59, ST. MARYS 31 At St. Marys, Lizz Herrs scored 22 points for the Mustangs, as Rock Creek eased past St. Marys, 59-31. Winning their 14th game of the season, the Rock Creek Mustangs are 14-3 on the season and 5-3 in Mid-East League play. Two of those losses were to Riley County. Caitline Christenson also finished in double figures with 11 points, while Codi Ebert added nine.

WAMEGO 50, ABILENE 33 At Abilene, the Wamego girls got closer to locking up the NCKL title on Friday with a 5033 win over Abilene. The Red Raiders are 7-0 in league play with only three games to play and a 2.5 game lead in the standings. Kaylee Page led the Red Raiders with 13 points, while

Lanie Page added seven.

Boys FRANKFORT 60, BLUE VALLEY 47 At Frankfort, the Wildcats closed out their rivals on Friday by outscoring Blue Valley 22-12 in the fourth quarter to win 60-47. The win kept the Wildcats rolling along this season at 14-5 and 7-3 in the Twin Valley League. Jacob Broxterman had 31 for Frankfort, while Callahan Brown scored nine. Levi Peter had 22 points, while Kareem Isaac scored 10.

HANOVER 66, VALLEY HEIGHTS 47 At Hanover, Valley Heights was outscored 22-6 in the first quarter and 18-7 in the third quarter in a rout loss to Hanover, 66-47. Hanover, which has lost just two games this season and only one in league play, outmatched the Mustangs. Dylan Parker was the big scorer for Valley Heights, scoring 19 in the loss.

ROCK CREEK 40, ST. MARYS 19 At St. Marys, St. Marys was held to single digits in every quarter on Friday as Rock Creek eased by, 40-19. It was a close 7-4 lead for Rock Creek after one, but the score was 18-9 at the half and 2615 through three quarters. Dillon Johnston scored a game-high nine points for Rock Creek, while Logan Miner added six.

ABILENE 59, WAMEGO 48 At Abilene, Isaac Poe scored 14, Matthew Webb added 12 and Marshall Wethington had 12, but it still wasn't enough for Wamego in a 59-48 loss at Abilene. The Red Raiders led 12-8 after one quarter, but trailed by four at halftime. It was 39-34 going into the fourth, and the Red Raiders were outscored by six points in the final period. The win moved Abilene to 17-0 on the season and dropped Wamego to 6-10.

Indians finish fourth in Centennial League Joel Jellison jjellison@themercury.com

Tied with Hayden for third place in the Centennial League meet on Friday, it all came down to the 400-yard free relay to decide third or fourth for the Manhattan High boys' swimming team. Hayden took second in the final race of the day at the Kansas State Natatorium, while the MHS relay team of Jordan DeLoach, Cameron Beauregard, Brett Bandy and Levi Jones were just outreached by a team from Topeka Seaman to finish fourth in the race, and fourth as a team. MHS coach Jerry Carpenter said it all came down to the final event. "It was really close, it came down to the relay, and overall it was a fantastic day," he said. "Most of our guys really swam well, just about everybody had best times, and it was a really good day for us." Washburn Rural took first with 468 points, while Topeka High was second at 341 and Hayden was at 330. Manhattan had 326. Manhattan opened the league meet with a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay from DeLoach, Bandy, Beauregard and David Woods. Beauregard was third in the 200 free, while Jack Hubler-Dayton was fourth and Ben Bartlett was sixth. Jones was eighth and Bandy was 10th in the 200 individual medley. The Indians got an 11th-place finish out of Woods in the 50 free, while Bandy led the team in the 100 fly in seventh. Jacob Biller was 13th and Bartlett was 14th. Beauregard took seventh in the 100 free, while Ryan McHenry was 14th and Woods was 16th. DeLoach grabbed third in the 500 free, Zane Hayden was sixth and Hubler-Dayton was seventh. In the second relay races of the meet, Beauregard , Bartlett,

McHenry and Woods raced to finish fifth. DeLoach was third in the 100 back, Riley Ratliff was eighth and Derrek Williams finished 12th. Jones was fourth in the 100 breast, while Xavier Hayden was 10th and Ethan Schmidt was 12th. Thursday's diving results also factored into the team scores, as Ryan Cady grabbed second place and Evan Olson had a career performance in finishing third, scoring high enough to earn a state qualification. Carpenter said he was pleased with how fast his team raced. "We had some kids that really had a great meet, we've got huge drops in times, and it was just one thing after the other with guys swimming well," he said. "I really cant ask for anymore from the guys. They gave a tremendous effort and swam hard and we swam really fast. "They were disappointed a bit with the team thing, but they knew they swam well that's how it goes sometimes." The MHS coach said he also noticed during a senior recognition on Friday, that his team is much younger than other teams in the league, and he expects good things in the future. The Indians currently have three athletes qualified for state, as Cady and Olson are going for diving on Thursday, and DeLoach qualified for the 500 free last week. Carpenter said the team also has some consideration times and he will learn if any of those make it on Monday. "We have a shot at getting some of those in and I'm hoping that we will get some in," he said. This week's state schedule will begin Thursday with the diving competition at the Capital Federal Natatorium at Hummer Sports Park in Topeka. The swimming prelims will be Friday and the finals and consolation finals will be Saturday.


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No. 4 Mizzou throttles No. 6 Baylor, 72-57 NO. 1, FROM PAGE B1 Anthony Jones said the team made it a point of emphasis to keep the Tigers off the boards, and Baylor did grab 18 offensive boards. The Bears enjoyed an early 13-1 overall rebounding advantage, taking advantage of Missouri's fourguard attack. Missouri hit six 3-pointers and Steve Moore had a dunk during a 20-6 run that broke open a one-point game midway through the second half. Dixon had the last two from well beyond the line for a 5843 cushion with just over eight minutes left, and his 3pointer started the run. The Tigers shot 48 percent from the field overall. "W h e n M i s s our i is o n, there is nobody in the country as good as them offensively," Drew said. "Nobody. Period. And when I mean 'on,' is when they're making their 3s. Because they're as good at getting in the lane and everything, you can't take away both. So you have to hope they're not on. They've been on a lot this year." Sixth man Michael Dixon also had four 3-pointers and Marcus Denmon added three for Missouri, which shot 50 percent from long range. It had 12 3-pointers twice earlier in the season, against Oklahoma and Niagara. Denmon finished with 16 points, passing Jon Sundvold for 10th on Missouri's career scoring list. Dixon had 16 points and six assists, and Kim E n g l i s h s c o r e d 1 2 points, all in the second half. Missouri is 14-0 at home with an average margin of 24 points and got an easier test a week after needing an 11-0

run to beat Kansas by three. Both games were sellouts a ltho ug h t h e m a t ch u p against Baylor, carrying a higher ranking, failed to match that atmosphere. Still, the Tigers said they we r e e ne r g i ze d b y t h e response from the fans in the second half. "Yeah, it got pretty loud," Dixon said. "The crowd does ignite us." The 6-foot-11 Perry Jones, a sophomore, is a top NBA prospect, but has struggled in both meetings against Missouri, totaling eight points and four rebounds at home. He also was off at Kansas, getting five points on 1-for-8 shooting. "Every night we depend on Perry Jones," Anthony Jones said. "And for him to struggle like that, it kind of hurt us. Our team isn't the same without him, being Perry Jones." "The pr o b l e m i s h e ' s judg e d o n t h a t p o t e n t i a l sometimes," Drew said, "and that's hard on everybody." Pierre Jackson, who had 20 points and 15 assists in a onepoint loss at Missouri at home, had five points on 2-of-9 shooting with five assists in the rematch. Baylor entered the game leading the Big 12 in 3point shooting but was just 4 for 17 from long range. "We're a young team and we just have to get better, because at the end of the day, March is what matters most," Drew said. "We have to find a way to get better, because we have good kids and good leadership." Baylor has lost 11 in a row at Missouri and hasn't won in Columbia since 1948. The Bears have lost nine in a row to top-10 opponents.

NCAA denies UConn APR waiver request Associated Press STORRS, Conn. — The NCAA on Friday turned down the University of Connecticut's request for a waiver that would allow its men's basketball team to play in the 2013 national championship tournament. UConn doesn't qualify for the tournament because of belowstandard academic results, but it requested a waiver last month. The school proposed alternate penalties, including playing a shorter schedule next season, forfeiting the revenue awarded to the Big East for participating in the 2013 tournament, and barring coach Jim Calhoun from meeting off-campus with prospective recruits during the fall 2012 contact period. University President Susan Herbst said she's disappointed by the decision of NCAA staff to reject that proposal, but said the school will appeal. "I want to be clear that during my entire career as a scholar and a teacher, I have been in full support of high academic standards in collegiate athletics," she said. "However, in this case, there are good students who could be penalized for the problematic behavior of students who have not been enrolled for years. Educators and parents need to do what is right for their students, and not allow them to be caught in the dynamics of public relations." Under rules approved in October, a school must have a twoyear average score of 930 or a four-year average of 900 on the NCAA's annual Academic Progress Rate, which measures the academic performance of student athletes. Connecticut's men's basketball scored 826 for the 2009-10 school year. UConn's score for the 2010-11 school year is expected to be about 975. That would not be high enough. It would give Connecticut a two-year score of 900.5 and a four-year average of 888.5. In its waiver request, obtained this week by The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request, UConn proposes it be allowed to play in the tournament if it agrees to forfeit the tournament revenue, reduce the number of regular-season games played in the 2012-13 season from 27 to 23 and bar Calhoun from meeting off-campus with prospective recruits during the fall 2012 contact period.

The schedule changes also would include eliminating exhibition games next season, but would not impact the team's play at the in-season Paradise Jam tournament in the Virgin Islands. So the actual number of games played would be 26 rather than 30. The school said all hours that would have been spent in competition will instead transfer to study hall, tutor sessions or meetings with advisers. The school said Calhoun will bring a current or former NBA player to inner-city schools for at least five educational sessions on the importance of academic achievement. The waiver request outlines the school's Academic Improvement Plan — new programs and penalties the school has in place to improve the team's academic standing. That includes mandated sanctions for any player who misses three or more classes during the academic year and daily checks of course work for student-athletes who have a grade-point average of 2.3 or lower. The defending national champions would be academically ineligible in 2013, because the NCAA plans to use data from the 2009-10 and 2010-11 academic years. Walter Harrison, the chairman of the NCAA's Committee on Academic Performance has said that the body will be meeting on Feb. 20 to discuss whether to adjust reporting dates to allow schools to use their most recent data in qualifying for tournaments. For the 2013 men's basketball tournament, that would mean scores from the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic year. UConn would qualify for the tournament under that scenario. It notes in the waiver request that the team attained perfect APR eligibility and retention scores for the Fall 2011 semester. The school also noted that it has just one player on the team left from the group that scored low enough to warrant sanctions. "We continue to believe that we have made a very compelling case in our waiver to the NCAA and we are pleased with the recent outstanding academic success of our men's basketball student-athletes," Herbst said. The school's appeal now goes before a subcommittee of the Committee on Academic Performance and could be further appealed to Harrison.

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Wildcats blow 15-point lead in loss NO. 2, FROM PAGE B1 K-State led 42-27 30 seconds into the second half, but in a matter of 6 minutes, the lead was down to one. K-State threw a small counter-punch to push its lead back out to six, but the Longhorns weren’t fazed. Texas answered right back with the knockout blow, using an 18-2 run to take a 68-56 lead on a jumper by J’Covan Brown. The Wildcats couldn’t respond on either end of the floor. They misfired on 17 of their first 24 shots in the second half, while Texas shot 68.6 percent from the field in the final period. “Offensively, we played oneon-one in the second half,” Martin said. “If you play one-on-one basketball you have absolutely zero chance to win college basketball games. It’s not like our guys wanted to do that, Texas had everything to do with that. “When we got punched in the

mouth and got up on the ropes, we got wrapped up from getting hit and broke down. We played selfishly on both sides of the ball. Defensively, we played one-on-one. We didn’t play team defense. You play that way you’re going to get beat.” The Longhorns took away the Wildcats’ strengths. Rodney McGruder and Will Spradling, K-State’s top two scorers, each had 11 points at halftime. The pair finished the game with 11 points apiece, as Texas went to a no-catch defense on McGruder in the second half, doing everything it could to prevent him from getting the ball. “Rodney, they hounded him,” Martin said. “Didn’t let Rodney get any looks. But we’ve got three other guys on the floor (besides McGruder and Spradling) and those guys didn’t do a very good job of screening and passing the ball because they got wrapped up with the game. “That’s what happens. You

deal with adversity and you’ve got to be mentally tough enough to stick to your disciplines and we didn’t do that.” That wasn't the case in the first half. The Longhorns made their first five shots, then went ice cold, missing 18 of their final 20 shots to close out the opening period. K-State made 51.9 percent from the field and 4-of-8 from 3, while Texas shot 28 percent from the floor and didn’t connect an a shot from beyond the arc. So really, at the risk of using the overplayed cliché, it was simply a tale of two halves — two completely different games. The Wildcats, who are now tied with Texas at 6-6 in Big 12 play, go into a crucial stretch of games against three top-10 opponents, beginning with KU on Big Monday at 8 p.m. And Martin hopes his team can protect its home court like the Longhorns did on Saturday. “(Texas) protected their

home court,” Martin said. “They took it to us and we didn’t handle that very well. But we’ll be ready to go on Monday.” KANSAS STATE (64) Name Min FG FT R A TO F P Samuels 22 1-5 1-2 4 1 2 5 3 Gipson 8 1-4 0-0 2 0 1 4 2 Rodriguez 27 6-13 1-2 2 3 6 3 15 McGruder 33 4-9 2-2 8 1 2 2 11 Spradling 24 3-8 2-2 4 0 0 4 11 Southwell 32 3-4 0-0 3 4 2 5 7 Irving 5 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 3 Ojeleye 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Williams 2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Lawrence 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Diaz 29 5-10 1-2 4 0 0 4 11 Henriquez 14 0-3 1-2 2 0 1 4 1 Totals 200 24-58 8-12 32 9 16 33 64 TEXAS (75) Name Min FG FT R A TO F P Wangmene 34 3-3 9-12 13 0 2 1 15 Chapman 12 0-0 3-4 1 0 0 2 3 Lewis 27 2-7 3-4 4 1 2 1 7 Kobongo 23 3-5 7-10 1 3 5 3 13 Brown 38 7-15 7-8 1 2 4 2 23 McClellan 32 3-9 3-6 7 0 1 1 11 Bond 8 0-0 0-0 2 0 1 3 0 Holmes 24 0-2 3-4 4 0 1 3 3 Gibbs 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 200 18-41 35-48 35 6 16 16 75 Kansas State (17-7, 6-6) 40 24 — 64 Texas (16-9, 6-6) 27 48 — 75 3-point goals — K-State 8-21 (Samuels 0-2, Rodriguez 2-5, McGruder 1-3, Spradling 3-7, Southwell 1-2, Irving 1-1, Williams 0-1); Texas 4-10 (Lewis 0-2, Brown 2-4, McClellan 2-4). Officials — Stuart, Hall, Dixon. Attendance — 11,425.

Martin remains positive after tough loss “I’m proud of our kids,” he said. “Did we play well in the second half today? No. But I’m proud of my kids. They line up and go, fight and try like heck. They give us everything we can ask in practice. Their enthusiasm for each other is phenomenal.” Part of the reason Martin is optimistic is because of the youth on this team. And the ultimate goal is these tough moments will become teaching points for the freshmen and sophomores as they continue to mature. “The other day at home, we’re pulling away from (Texas) A&M and we had three freshmen and two sophomores on the court doing the work,” Martin said. “Today, when Texas was pulling away from us, we had three freshmen and two sophomores on the court. There are moments when that backfires on us, especially on the road. “But our guys have been good. They’ve really tried.”

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AUSTIN, Texas — There are two different perspectives an individual can take from Kansas State’s loss to Texas on Saturday: The Longhorns went out and won the game, taking the game from a K-State team that played well for a significant part of Saturday's contest. There's the viewpoint that the Wildcats blew it, losing a 15-point lead in the second half and in doing so, squandered a great opportunity to claim their best road win of the season. Or how about a combination of those two thought processes? “This is what drives me nuts about the Big 12,” Martin said. “It’s like we did something wrong today. How about giving Texas some credit? How about giving our league some credit ��� that you know what, this league has some real good teams in it.” Still, the Wildcats have now seen a 13point second-half lead at Iowa State evaporate before their eyes and turn into a loss, a nine-point second-half lead at home against Baylor become a loss, and now this. “The Iowa State game, I wasn’t happy with some things,” Martin said. “But today, give credit to Texas. I’m telling you they attacked us. J’Covan Brown and Myck Kabongo kind of said, ‘boys, we aren’t losing this one.’" Martin said now is not the time to reflect back on the games that got away. “We’re too deep in the year to look backwards," he said. "We look forward. We’re not going to dwell on the negative things

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Kansas State coach Frank Martin reacts to a call in the second half against Texas on Saturday in Austin, Texas. Texas won 75-64. here. We got beat. It’s life in the Big 12 on the road — you got beat. You play pretty well, wasn’t quite good enough. You’ve got to go do it better.” Blown leads, especially double-digit advantages in the second half, can take a toll on a team’s mental phyche, but Martin remained positive in his squad following the loss.

Martin declines to discuss free throws Texas shot four times as many free throws compared to K-State, while recording 27 more points at the foul line. But Martin had no comment on the disparity in attempts. “I didn’t officiate, you’d have to ask them,” he said following the game. K-State, which didn’t have an attempt from the foul line in the final 27 minutes , was whistled for 33 fouls to Texas’ 16. K-State had two players foul out, while four others finished with four fouls. Texas had three players finish with three fouls.

K-State braces for Jayhawks on Monday NO. 3, FROM PAGE B1 only claim bragging rights, but also add a marquee victory to their NCAA-tournament resume. So is it the biggest game of the season up to this point? Well, only because it’s the next game on the schedule, Martin said. “After Monday the biggest game of the season is Saturday,” he said. “And after Saturday it will be Tuesday. I’m just telling you that’s how I do it. “You make every game the biggest game regardless of who the opponent is, regardless of your record, regardless of whether you’re on a winning streak or losing streak. You make every game your

biggest game because you have to learn how to handle that moment. Because when you get to the postseason that is the biggest game. When you lose you don’t play anymore, whether it be the Big 12 tournament or if you’re fortunate enough after that.” The Jayhawks defeated the Wildcats 67-49 in Allen Fieldhouse in the league opener for both teams earlier this season. While KU was a good team at the time, it is a much better squad now with how Tyshawn Taylor is playing. The senior point guard is av erag in g 1 8 . 4 p oin ts in league play to go along with five assists per game. “Tyshawn is playing as well as any guard in the country right now,” Martin said. “I

knew he was good, but what I’ve been watching as of late is just phenomenal because of how good he’s playing.” Jeff Withey, who is averaging more than 10 points per game in conference play, leads the Big 12 in blocked shots and has helped form a solid secondary option in the p ain t alon g sid e T h omas Robinson. “Offensively they’re playing at an incredible rate,” Martin said. “They’re so efficient at what they do. They’re playing real well right now.” Monday will be a significant task for the Cats, but this team has shown the capability to knock off top-ranked teams, particularly at home. One of the keys will be separating themselves from what tran-

spired Saturday. “We’re a good basketball team,” Martin said. “Our kids have nothing to apologize for. We’ve got to go home and prepare. We can’t go home and cry and pout. We’ve got a hard game on Monday, but you know what? It’s in our building. “I hope we fight the way Texas fought today and that’s what we’re going to strive for.” Probable starters No. 7 KANSAS (20-5, 10-2) Ht. Y r . P p g . G — Tyshawn Taylor 6-3 Sr. 16.8 G — Elijah Johnson 6-4 Jr. 8.8 G — Travis Releford 6-6 Jr 9.2 F — Thomas Robinson 6-10 Jr. 18.1 F — Jeff Withey 7-0 Jr. 8.8

Rpg. 1.7 2.7 4.2 12.0 5.8

KANSAS STATE (17-7, 6-6) Ht. Y r . P p g . G — Will Spradling 6-2 So. 10.4 G — Angel Rodriguez 5-11 Fr. 7.4 G — Rodney McGruder 6-4 Jr. 14.7 F — Jamar Samuels 6-7 Sr. 9.9 F — Thomas Gipson 6-7 Fr. 8.4

Rpg. 2.3 2.4 5.1 6.2 5.4

Ragland helps Wichita State top No. 17 Creighton Associated Press OMAHA, Neb. — The Missouri Valley Conference isn't just Creighton and everybody else. Wichita State made that abundantly clear Saturday. Joe Ragland scored 24 points, Ben Smith matched his career high with 22 and the Shockers moved a step closer to the Valley's regular-season championship with an 89-68 victory over No. 17 Creighton. "Maybe we'll get some press now," Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall said. "We've gotten some but we haven't gotten nearly the amount of it that the Creighton team has. The way they played early in the year they deserved it. But maybe these guys will get some. I haven't been around a group more mentally tough. It takes physical and mental toughness to do what they do on the road. It was exemplified today, times 100." Wichita State (22-4, 13-2) has won 12 of its last 13 games and 20 of 22, while the slumping Bluejays (21-5, 11-4) have lost three straight. The Shockers took the record "Whiteout" crowd of 18,735 out of the game by the middle of the second half. The building began emptying in the last eight minutes. After the final buzzer, several Wichita State players walked off the court waving bye-bye to the

fans that remained until the end. "It's hard to win at Creighton," Smith said. "Just to get a win, it's just amazing." The Shockers won with limited help from 7-footer Garrett Stutz, who played only 13 minutes because of foul trouble and finished with eight points. They shot 59 percent from the floor, made eight 3-pointers and hit all 17 of their free throws. Ragland and Smith combined to go 17 for 24 from the floor. "Defensively, you have to have an answer for what they're doing if you expect to beat a team like Wichita," Creighton coach Greg McDermott said. "As well as they played, had we played our best, I'm not sure it would have been good enough. Wichita was really, really good, and we didn't have an answer for anything they did." The Shockers certainly had an answer for Creighton star Doug McDermott. Smith spent most of the afternoon guarding McDermott, who had 13 points on 5-of-14 shooting. "At practice, our teammates do a good job of playing like McDermott," Smith said. "We tried to go with the game plan and limit his touches and make it hard on him to catch the ball where he wants to catch it. And you've got to hope for the best." Gregory Echenique led the Bluejays with

16 points, and Antoine Young added 11. Wichita State led 49-36 at the break and scored on 10 straight possessions bridging the first and second halves. "In order to win a championship you must take your game to another level," Marshall said. "In big games like that, that's what championship-caliber teams do. We're not champions yet, but we've certainly closed the gap on being able to claim a championship. We need a couple more wins." The Shockers would assure themselves a share of the MVC championship with one more win and the outright title with two. They finish conference play with Missouri State (at home), Illinois State (away) and Drake (home). Creighton had overcome double-digit deficits to beat Wichita State six times since 2003. That wasn't going to happen Saturday even though Stutz was on the bench with two fouls for about the last nine minutes of the first half. Stutz, averaging 21 points over the previous seven games, helped the Shockers stay in front after they took the lead with an early 11-0 run. He came into the game 4 for 20 from 3-point range this season but stepped behind the arc unchallenged and made two in the first 11 minutes.


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Jardine lifts No. 2 Cuse past UConn Associated Press

NO. 15 FLORIDA ST. 64, MIAMI 59

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Scoop Jardine sparked a game-deciding rally with 3pointers on consecutive possessions in the closing minutes, and No. 2 Syracuse beat Connecticut 85-67 on Saturday. Jardine had a season-high 21 points as Syracuse (25-1, 12-1 Big East) earned its fifth consecutive win since suffering its only loss of the season at Notre Dame. Connecticut trailed the entire second half but closed to 63-61 on a free throw by Tyler Olander with 6:26 to go. Jardine then hit 3-pointers from the right side as the Orange closed the game with a 19-3 surge. Jeremy Lamb scored 18 points for Connecticut (15-9, 5-7), which has lost six of seven. Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun missed his third straight game since taking an indefinite medical leave due to spinal stenosis, a painful condition in his lower back. Associate head coach George Blaney once again ran the team in his absence. The crowd of 33,430 was the largest of the season and fourth largest in Carrier Dome history.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Bernard James scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Florida State snapped Miami's five-game winning streak. Michael Snaer had 12 points and Ian Miller finished with 11 for Florida State (17-7, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which bounced back from a disappointing 64-60 loss at Boston College on Wednesday. The 6-foot-10 James went 7 for 8 from the field in the second half and matched his career scoring high. The 27-year-old Air Force veteran also had six rebounds, blocked four shots and added two steals while clamping down on Reggie Johnson, who managed only four points a week after scoring 27 points to lead the Hurricanes to a 78-74 overtime win at Duke. Kenny Kadji led Miami (15-8, 6-4) with 14 points and Durand Scott added 12.

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NO. 5 N.CAROLINA 70, NO. 19 VIRGINIA CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Tyler Zeller had 25 points and nine rebounds to power North Carolina to the victory. Harrison Barnes added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Tar Heels (21-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who regrouped from Wednesday night's stunning loss to rival Duke on a last-second 3pointer. North Carolina blew the game open with a 22-5 run that started early in the second half, with Zeller scoring seven points during the spurt that pushed the Tar Heels to a 15-point lead with about 6¬Ω minutes left. The Cavaliers (19-5, 6-4) got no closer than 11 points again, with the Tar Heels avoiding any kind of repeat of blowing a double-digit lead in the final 2 1/2 minutes against the Blue Devils.

TENNESSEE 75, NO. 8 FLORIDA 70 GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Trae Golden scored 17 points, Jeronne Maymon added 15 points and 11 rebounds, and Tennessee ended Florida's home-winning streak at 19. Coming off a 20-point loss at top-ranked Kentucky and wearing gray uniforms to commemorate the program's back-to-back national championships in 2006 and 2007, Florida trailed by double digits early and never mustered anything resembling a comeback. It didn't help that the Gators (19-6, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) played most of the game without their top two reserves, guard Mike Rosario and forward Will Yeguete. Rosario missed the game because of a hip pointer, and Yeguete suffered a head

NO. 18 MARQUETTE 95, CINCINNATI 78 Associated Press

Syracuse's Scoop Jardine scores against Connecticut in the second half on Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y. Syracuse won 85-67. injury early in the first half when he slammed into the padding at the base of the basket.

NO. 10 DUKE 73, MARYLAND 55 DURHAM, N.C. — Miles Plumlee had 13 points and a career-high 22 rebounds, helping Duke pull away for the win. Seth Curry scored 19 points and Mason Plumlee added 16 points and 10 rebounds while big brother Miles became the first Duke player with 20 rebounds since Elton Brand in 1998. The Blue Devils (21-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) followed up their last-second victory over rival North Carolina with their fifth straight victory in the series. They built a 48-33 rebounding advantage but struggled to separate themselves on the scoreboard until they closed the game with a 13-2 run. Nick Faust scored 15 points but Terrell Stoglin, the ACC's leading scorer, finished with 13 — nine below his average — on 4of-16 shooting for the Terps (14-10, 4-6).

NO. 14 UNLV 65, NO. 13 SAN DIEGO ST. 63 LAS VEGAS — Mike Moser scored 19 points and made a key steal late that helped UNLV to the close victory. The Runnin' Rebels (22-4, 6-2 Mountain West) forced three turnovers in the final 42 seconds to win. Moser's steal and pass set up Anthony Marshall for the go-ahead layup. The Aztecs' Chase Tapley had made a 3-pointer to put San Diego State up by one with less than two minutes to play. San Diego State (20-4, 6-2) didn't score again, despite several chances to tie or take the lead. Tapley finished with 22 points.

MILWAUKEE — Darius Johnson-Odom and Jae Crowder scored 23 points each, leading Marquette to the home win. Jamil Wilson added 15 points for the Golden Eagles (21-5, 10-3 Big East), who have won nine of their last 10 games. JaQuon Parker and Dion Dixon scored 15 points each for the Bearcats (17-8, 7-5), who had won two straight coming into Saturday's game. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati's leading scorer, was held to a season-low seven points and spent the late stages of the game on the bench.

GEORGIA 70, NO. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE 68, OT STARKVILLE, Miss. — Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 20 points, including a crucial 3-pointer late in overtime. Georgia (12-12, 3-7) earned its first Southeastern Conference road win this season and only its second road victory overall. Gerald Robinson Jr. added 13 points, including eight in overtime. Dustin Ware had 11. Mississippi State (19-6, 6-4) was led by Dee Bost's 21 points. The senior guard missed a jumper at the buzzer that would have tied it.

NO. 24 LOUISVILLE 77, WEST VIRGINIA 74 MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Kyle Kuric scored 17 points to lead five Louisville players in double figures. Louisville (20-5, 8-4 Big East) scored 13 of the game's final 16 points to extend its winning streak to six games. Russ Smith had 16 points for the Cardinals. Chris Smith and freshman Wayne Blackshear added 13 apiece and Peyton Siva scored 10. Blackshear, a McDonald's All-American, saw in his first action of the season. He injured his right shoulder in October and wore a protective sleeve in the game on his 20th birthday.

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Jayhawks whip OSU, Tech shocks Sooners Associated Press LAWRENCE — Jeff Withey and Thomas Robinson each logged impressive doubledoubles for Kansas, which wasted a big chunk of a 29point second-half cushion before pulling away for the victory. Withey finished with 18 points and a career-best 20 rebounds, while Robinson burnished his player of the year credentials with 24 points and 14 boards for his 18th double-double of the season. Tyshawn Taylor added 12 points, Elijah Johnson had 11 and Travis Releford 10 for the Jayhawks (20-5, 10-2 Big 12), whose 55-26 lead was trimmed to a dozen with 6:43 to go. Withey and Robinson answered the call, each knocking down a pair of free throws. Markel Brown had 21 points and Keiton Page added 19 for the Cowboys (12-13, 5-7).

TEXAS TECH 65, OKLAHOMA 47 LUBBOCK, Texas — Javaris Willis scored a career-high 21 points and Robert Lewandowski had 16 to lead Texas Tech over Oklahoma 65-47 on Saturday night, giving the Red Raiders their first Big 12 win. Texas Tech (8-16, 1-11) ended an 11-game losing streak. The Red Raiders never trailed in the second half and used a 17-5 run, with Lewandowski getting 12 of the points, to go up 51-37 with about seven minutes remaining. Oklahoma (13-11, 3-9) lost its fourth straight. The Sooners didn't shoot like a team that ranks third in the Big 12 in 3-pointers. Sam Groom hit the team's first shot from behind the arc with 4:42 remaining. Andrew Fitzgerald scored 14 points to lead Oklahoma. The Sooners' leading scorer, Steven Pledger, had just four points, far below his 17.8-point average. The win ended Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie's longest losing streak. Gillispie lost eight straight in his first year at UTEP in 2003. Willis finished 8 for 12 from the field and was 2 for 4 from beyond the arc. Lewandowski went 1 for 7 in the first half and finished 8 for 19. Oklahoma was forced to set-

THE BIG 12 SATURDAY Texas 75, K-State 64 Missouri 72, Baylor 57 Kansas 81, Oklahoma St. 66 Texas Tech 65, Oklahoma 47 Iowa State 69, Texas A&M 46 tle for mid-range jumpers most of the game, getting just six points in the paint, compared to 28 for the Red Raiders. Although it was the taller team, Oklahoma couldn't take advantage. The Sooners missed shots down low and didn't score in the paint in the second half until 12:15 remained, when Groom whittled OU's deficit to 38-34. Texas Tech took advantage of the Sooners' 16 turnovers, getting 12 points off them. Texas Tech, which averaged 17.4 turnovers coming into the game, had just seven. Texas Tech led 25-22 at halftime, the first lead the Red Raiders held at the break in a Big 12 game this season. It was the lowest point total allowed by the Red Raiders in a half this year. The Red Raiders used a 9-2 run late in the first half to take the lead, with five points by Willis and two each by Jaye Crockett and Jordan Tolbert. Tolbert's points came on an emphatic dunk.

IOWA STATE 69, TEXAS A&M 46 AMES, Iowa — Part of the reason Iowa State was so excited to bring in Chris Allen was his experience in February and March. The games are getting bigger and bigger for the Cyclones, and Allen just keeps playing better and better. The Michigan State transfer scored a career-high 25 points and Iowa State pounded Texas A&M 69-46 on Saturday for its fourth victory in five games. Scott Christopherson added 10 points for the Cyclones (18-7, 8-4 Big 12), who pulled into a tie with Baylor for third place in the Big 12 ahead of Monday night's showdown with the Bears in Waco, Texas. The Cyclones head south with a red-hot Allen, who is averaging more than 18 points a game in his last four contests.

Faster, stronger: Metamorphosis of the college big man Associated Press As a big, beefy kid, Jared Sullinger adapted his game to the competition. Playing with his brothers and older kids, he was a mini Magic, working what everyone in the neighborhood called the slow break, lingering around the perimeter when the action turned into a half-court game. Against kids his age, young Jared was a mini beast, setting up in the lane, bulling his way past those who weighed as much as his right leg, shooting over the ones who came up to his chest. Though he surely didn't know it at the time, Sullinger was preparing himself for the future, developing the skills that would turn into one of the best of the new breed of big men in college basketball. "When you have a player that can score on the block, can hit the open jump shot, put the ball on the floor, can rebound and is 6-10, you've got a heck of a player," said Satch Sullinger, Jared's father and high school coach. "Jared was taught the inside game and the outside game." The Ohio State star isn't the only one these days. Used to be that winning teams usually had a dominating back-to-the-basket big man. Get someone who could clog up the lane, score at the rim or draw attention to free up shooters on the perimeter, and a team was set. That's not the case anymore. The big man, for one, isn't as big as he once was, replaced by a new, sleeker model. He has more diverse skills, too, still able to back an opponent down, but also with an ability to turn and square to the basket for a mid-range jumper or a slash to the basket. Some have even expanded their range out to the 3-point arc, an almost unheard-of skill

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Ohio State's Jared Sullinger, left, plays against Indiana on Jan. 15 in Columbus, Ohio. when players like Georgetown's Patrick Ewing and LSU's Shaquille O'Neal roamed the college paint. Thanks to an emphasis on uptempo and motion offenses, not to mention the 3-point shot, college hoops big men have transformed, leaving the shell of their former behemoth selves behind. In other words, the 4 is the new 5. "There's not as many big guys in college basketball," Kansas

coach Bill Self said. "Let's just face it. Most big guys now are four-men that can play facing and do some things. I just don't think there's a ton of anchors out there that are legitimate five-men." The shift has been a gradual one, starting around the late 1980s and early 1990s, when teams like UNLV, Duke and Michigan won national titles without dominating centers. Basketball, like any other sport, is one of mimicry, so when

teams started winning with smaller, faster big men, the rest of the hoops world followed. Now, the hulking center has gone the way of the VCR; there's still a few around, but they seem out of place when you see one. The last true back-to-thebasket center in college basketball — at least a successful one — was Ohio State's Greg Oden from 2006-07 and you'd have to search pretty hard to find many in the years before his brief stint in Columbus. The new batch of big men are leaner, more agile, more like power forwards than centers. The 6-foot-9, 280-pound Sullinger is a force for the Buckeyes inside, but can hit the midrange jumper, beat his man off the dribble, get out on the break. Kansas big man Thomas Robinson, at 6-10, 237, can muscle his way past smaller defenders inside, use his speed or shooting touch to get around or over the bigger ones. Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis has the skills of a guard, the length of a center. North Carolina relies on Tyler Zeller and junior John Henson. Duke has a where-do-they-keep-coming-from cache of mobile big men, led by the lengthy Plumlee brothers. These new big men all have similar skill sets, and all the top teams seem to have at least one. "Most teams don't use a postup, back to the basket all the time where they make a move, shoot or jump hook or throw it out for a 3 or something like that," former North Carolina coach Bill Guthridge said. "I don't think there's as much of that than there was even 10 years ago." The big men evolved, in part, because their amped-up skill sets make them harder to defend. They're not just pick-androlling, they're pick-and-popping, setting screens and drift-

ing out for a jump shot instead of spinning to the basket every time. Today's big men have more weapons in their arsenal than their predecessors and are willing to use them all. "If someone is bigger, I usually try to be faster than them," said Kansas center Jeff Withey, a rangy, athletic 7-footer. "If the guy is smaller, I just try making smarter shots or shooting right over the guy because I'm seven foot." The multidimensional mindset starts at an early age. Most big kids these days aren't interested in working on jump-hooks and turnarounds. They're out there dribbling through their legs, casting up 3s. Maybe it's not always pretty, but they keep doing it and some eventually become adept at it. Coaches, even at the youth level, often teach all their players, not just the smaller ones, to work on ballhandling and jump-shooting. A few coaches still try the dump-it-into-the-middle method to win games, but many teams run the same kinds of uptempo and motion offenses as the college programs, so it makes sense that they'd want agile, multi-dimensional big men. That, in turn, helps the players who are good enough to go on and play beyond high school. "Our No. 1 objective is that if we have talent that's ready for the next level, we as high school coaches need to develop that talent to prepare them for the next level," Satch Sullinger said. The perception of what a team should look like has changed as well. The standard blueprint used to be a hulking center, power forward, small forward, shooting guard, point guard. Now, so many players have similar or complementary skills that it doesn't matter

who's called what or even what their specific role is, in some cases. Some teams will start three forwards, pairing a pair of athletic ones with a bruiser, or trying their luck with three shooter/slashers. Some go with three guards, occasionally sharing point-guard duties. The center? Some teams don't even have one on their roster. "I really don't care about positioning," Jared Sullinger said. "You can play the 5 but still be able to shoot a jump shot. You can play the 4 and still be able to drive. Regardless of where I'm at on the floor or who's on the floor, it doesn't matter to me as long as my team is winning." Winning is what's driving the current trend, but since basketball tends to be cyclical, the big man could make a big comeback. A couple of teams win national championships with dominating centers, pretty soon coaches around the country will start searching for those elusive paint cloggers. Start developing a few and the power game could become cool again to the big kids, creating a new pipeline of back-to-the-basket behemoths. And, despite the success coaches are having with the updated version of the big man, there wouldn't likely be a lot of complaints. "I always say this: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the all-time leading scorer in the NBA and his patented move was a sky hook — and nobody shoots it," Ohio State coach Thad Matta said. "You know what I'm saying? The all-time leading scorer in the NBA, you'd want to study and analyze him." Give it time. The back-to-thebasket big man could come out of the shadows. Just not anytime soon — the current version is working too well right now.


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U.S. sweeps Federer’s Swiss team out of the Davis Cup

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Associated Press FRIBOURG, Switzerland — Given a supremely tough draw in the Davis Cup, the United States is off to an exhilarating start. It swept Roger Federer and Switzerland in the first round, with Mardy Fish and Mike Bryan winning the doubles match on clay, a surface selected by Federer to exploit what was perceived as an American weakness. But Fish and Bryan, paired for the first time in more than three years, were clearly up for this challenge Saturday before a Swiss crowd that at times turned angry. They defeated Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, the reigning Olympic champions, 46, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3. "This is probably going down as one of the most memorable (wins)," said Bryan, who played on the 2007 winning team. The doubles victory gave the Americans a 3-0 lead in the bestof-five, first-round series. Fish and Bryan built on the momentum from Friday's riveting singles matches when John Isner stunned Federer in four sets and Fish outlasted Wawrinka in five. "This was a big step forward for our guys to come in here and play against a team of this caliber," U.S. captain Jim Courier said. "Our attitude remained strong all the while and we were ready for whatever. That is what you need for any road tie." Handling partisan fans is among those demands, and sections of the crowd of some 7,000 were not pleased in the least when Bryan hit Federer and Wawrinka with volleys at close range. The U.S. will again be on the road for the next round of Davis Cup, an April 6-8 quarterfinal against France or Canada. France leads that match 2-1 in Vancouver British Columbia. If the favored French advance, they also would likely choose to put the U.S. on clay instead of faster hard courts. The winner would progress to an away semifinal, probably against defending champion Spain and Rafael Nadal, the greatest player of all on the slow red dust. "We have the worst draw you could have on paper," Courier said. "But you saw what paper means here, which is absolutely nothing. That's the statement: It's that our guys are committed and played well." In the six other first-round series in the World Group, three other nations completed 3-0 sweeps Saturday: Czech Republic (vs. Italy), Spain (vs. Kazakhstan) and Argentina (vs. Germany). Ahead 2-1 are Japan (vs. Croatia), Serbia (vs. Sweden) and Austria (vs. Russia). The U.S. produced the upset of the round despite owning a higher Davis Cup ranking than Switzerland. "They did really well and got the victory they deserved," Fed-

erer said. "We did have our chances but maybe they were just a touch better than us again today." Later, speaking in French to Swiss media, Federer appeared less gracious. He claimed not to be too disappointed while pointing a finger at Wawrinka, who slumped back in his chair looking every inch the junior partner in the relationship. "I played well enough in doubles, but Stanislas not so much," Federer said, adding that Wawrinka "didn't have his best match in singles. It's a shame, because of that defeat we weren't able to put the U.S under pressure." Fish and Bryan certainly seized every opportunity to exploit Wawrinka's errors. His serve was broken in the second when he twice double-faulted before Fish hit a rare crosscourt winner from the baseline. In the third, Wawrinka hit back-to-back wayward volleys to drop serve. "We just had a couple of games where we struggled too much and couldn't convert ourselves," Federer had said in English. He has now lost three straight matches dating to his Australian Open semifinals defeat to Nadal two weeks ago. As tension rose in the sold-out arena, Bryan upset the fans in the next game when he made Federer yelp with pain with a forehand volley that struck his leg. On Federer's serve, the U.S. held two set points and Bryan's volley down the middle split the Swiss pair. Bryan's double-fist pump celebration drew more whistles from Swiss fans. Bryan became the villain again when he struck Wawrinka in the midriff with a volley in the opening game of the fourth set. Bryan's rapid apologies each time failed to quell the fans' frustration. "I wasn't trying to hit anybody. It happens in doubles," Bryan said. "The fans were looking to get into the match and I've seen it a hundred times in Davis Cup." Courier praised the professionalism of Fish and Bryan, who extended his exceptional record in Davis Cup doubles to 20-2, and is unbeaten in 11 away matches. "That is veteran doubles, and that is guys who know how to close things out in the clutch," he said. Bryan usually plays with his twin brother. Bob Bryan, however, was unavailable because of the birth of his daughter last week. The only other time Fish and Mike Bryan played together was a five-set victory over Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco in a 2008 semifinal in Madrid that Spain won 4-1. Courier initially chose 19year-old Ryan Harrison to play with Bryan at Thursday's draw. But Davis Cup rules allow lineup changes up to one hour before a match.

NEW YORK — Jeremy Lin came with an intriguing story even before he escaped the New York Knicks' bench. First American-born NBA player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent. Harvard graduate. Nomad who crashed on a teammate's couch when his brother's place wasn't available. In just one week, Lin's proven he's so much more. Turns out, he's a terrific basketball player. "The level he is playing at right now, I have never seen it," Knicks forward Jared Jeffries said. "It is weird for a guy to come in and be a team leader who has bounced around like he has. He has inspired us to play harder because he gives it his all every day. There is nothing he doesn't do on a daily basis." Lin scored a career-high 38 points Friday night to lead the Knicks to a 92-85 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. After scoring 28 and 23 in his first two NBA starts, he outplayed Kobe Bryant in front of a national TV audience, leaving delirious fans without their voices and his coach without the words to describe it. "I don't know what to tell you," Mike D'Antoni said. "I have never seen this. It's not often that a guy is going to play four games, the best you are going to see, and nobody knows who he is. That is hard to do." Lin delivered again Saturday night, scoring 20 points and making a foul shot with 4.9 seconds left in overtime in a 100-98 win at Minnesota. He also had eight assists and six rebounds in the Knicks' fifth straight victory. Lin is drawing comparisons to Denver quarterback Tim Tebow, with the way he impacts his teammates during games and talks about his faith afterward. Forget Tebowing. Linsanity is the new sports sensation. "He's been amazing," Minnesota rookie Ricky Rubio, who knows a thing or two about reviving a franchise with dynamic point guard play, said before Saturday night's game. "He's playing well. He's smart and a great kid. We'll try to stop him." Lin was perhaps on his last chance, and maybe a last resort, when D'Antoni put him in last Saturday against New Jersey. The Knicks had lost on the previous two nights to fall to 8-15, and another defeat that night would have dropped them behind the Nets in the standings and might have made the cries to fire D'Antoni even harder for team management

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New York Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin reacts after hitting a basket in the fourth quarter against the New Jersey Nets last Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. to ignore. Lin had slept on teammate Landry Fields' couch the night before, still refusing to get his own place as he headed into the week the Knicks would have to decide whether to cut him or guarantee his contract for the rest of the season. Lin scored 25 points that night, and D'Antoni promoted him to the starting lineup for the next game. A sensation was born. The Knicks haven't looked back, even while playing without leading scorers Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire. They'll be back soon, and if Lin gets them to play at their potential, watch out. "I think it'll be fun for the city obviously," Bryant said. There was nothing fun about the Knicks before Lin, as fans blamed D'Antoni, Anthony and team management for the disappointing start. But as they screamed for Lin throughout Friday's game, especially after a clutch 3-pointer in the fourth quarter that was perhaps the biggest shot of the game, Madison Square Garden was again the place to be in the

NBA. "I thought that the Garden was rocking, and it was a great atmosphere," said the Lakers' Metta World Peace, who grew up in New York as Ron Artest. Too bad the fun is being missed by so many in the city. A dispute between MSG and Time Warner cable is keeping Knicks games off that system for now, even as Asian networks line up to add Knicks games to their broadcast schedules. The Knicks began selling Lin merchandise Friday, and one souvenir stand on the concourse level ran out before the game even started. The NBA says Lin has been the top selling jersey online since last Saturday, and the Knicks are the top-selling team this week. All-Star Kevin Durant and Memphis' Rudy Gay were among the players tweeting about Lin afterward, and most of the questions Bryant faced were about a player whose game he'd said he wasn't familiar with only 24 hours earlier. The only one who isn't talking about Lin is the point guard himself, a spiritual and humble person who gives credit to God, D'Antoni and

First black NBA player gets honor at Hawks game Associated Press ATLANTA — Earl Lloyd remembers when he suited up for the Washington Capitols more than 60 years ago as the first black to play in an NBA game and wondering if he would make a good enough impression to stick around. Lloyd and the Capitols lost the game. But he played well enough to earn a roster spot and break the color barrier in a league that had only three black players in 1950 and now features the highest percentage of African-American athletes in any of the major professional leagues. "Before the game, I was terrified," recalled Lloyd, who scored six points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Capitols in a 7870 loss to the Rochester Royals on Oct. 31, 1950. "I had a fear of disappointing the people who depended on me. Luckily, letting people down was not a part of my DNA. "I'm glad I was part of something that helped pave the way for others." Now, as part of Black History Month, the 83-year-old Hall of Famer will be honored for his breakthrough at halftime of the Atlanta Hawks-Miami Heat game today. The former West Virginia State standout along with six other African-Americans will be recognized at all Hawks home games this month. "I'm blessed to still have my health," said Lloyd, who also became the Detroit Pistons first black coach in 1971. "I know that there are a lot of people who didn't make it to 61 years of age. So for me to be around this long and still

get some recognition." Since Lloyd made history, the NBA has increased its number of black players to 78 percent, according to the league's racial and gender report last year. About 83 percent of the players in the league are people of color. These days, Lloyd said some of his favorite players to watch are LeBron James and Dwyane Wade of the Heat. He personally

met James a couple years ago, but has yet to meet Wade. "They might be too busy with the game to come and see me," he said with a chuckle. "I've met LeBron before but hopefully if Dwyane slows down for a moment and decides to give me a high five, I'll be sure to return the favor." Lloyd, who was drafted in the seventh round, was one of three

blacks to play in the NBA in 1950. His debut was a couple of days before two other African-Americans who helped integrate the NBA — Chuck Cooper of the Boston Celtics, the first black draftee; and Nat Clifton of the New York Knicks, the first black to sign a league contract. The 6-foot-5 Lloyd had his best season in 1955, averaging 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds for

Syracuse, which beat Fort Wayne for the NBA title. He and Jim Tucker became the first blacks to play on an NBA championship team. Lloyd played in more than 560 NBA games in the league and became known for his defensive prowess. In eight seasons, he averaged 8.4 points and 6.4 rebounds.

his teammates. "When I'm on the court, I try to play with all my emotion and heart," Lin said. "I just love the game, playing with this team and coach." His heartfelt sentiments and enthusiasm on the court also captured the attention of Lakers Hall of Famer Magic Johnson. "The excitement he has caused in the Garden, man, I hadn't seen that in a long time," Johnson told The Associated Press recently after watching Lin's first two games. "When you get a spark like this, especially in a season like this, this could carry them for a long time because they needed something to happen positive. Everything has been really negative." Lin was waived by Golden State in December after splitting last season between the Warriors and the NBA Development League. Houston picked him up for a couple of weeks before cutting him, and the Knicks decided to give him a look. New York had just waived its point guard, Chauncey Billups, to free up money to sign center Tyson Chandler. Three point guards couldn't run D'Antoni's offense, so the Knicks were stuck waiting on Baron Davis to recover from a herniated disk in his back. There was no indication D'Antoni would try out a fourth point guard, let alone Lin. Now there's no rush for Davis. Not with Lin running D'Antoni's offense better than anyone. "In D'Antoni's offense, he is looking a lot like (Steve) Nash, except a little bit more aggressive in going to the basket and scoring," Lakers center Andrew Bynum said. D'Antoni has mentioned Nash, too, in his excitement to talk about Lin. And the Phoenix point guard is a fan as well. "If you love sports you have to love what Jeremy Lin is doing," Nash wrote on Twitter this week. "Getting an opportunity and exploding!!" And creating a whole new vocabulary. At the Garden, it's Words with Lin instead of Words with Friends: Linderella; Lincredible; Super Lintendo; and of course, Linsanity, the Twitter trending word of choice. Expect more puns as he continues to prove himself as a bona fide NBA player. "He's not a fluke," Chandler said. "Just the confidence he plays with, the pace, the understanding of the game. You can tell when a guy isn't really that skilled but is just having a good stretch. This guy is skilled."

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BASKETBALL 12:00 p.m. (5) KCTV (4) (13) WIBW (13) NCAA Illinois vs. Michigan (Live) ESPN (32) NCAA St. John's vs. Georgetown (Live) FSN (34) NCAA Kansas vs. Kansas State Women's (Live) 1:30 p.m. ESPN2 (33) NCAA Miami vs. Maryland Women's (Live) 2:00 p.m. FSN (34) NCAA Bradley vs. Missouri State (Live) 2:30 p.m. (9) KMBC (14) (49) KTKA (9) NBA Chicago Bulls vs. Boston Celtics (Live) Site: TD Garden -- Boston, Mass. 4:00 p.m. ESPN2 (33) NCAA Purdue vs. Ohio State Women's (Live) 4:30 p.m. FSN (34) NCAA Washington vs. Oregon State (Live) 6:00 p.m. ESPN (32) NBA Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks (Live) Site: Philips Arena -Atlanta, Ga. 6:30 p.m. FSN (34) NCAA Stanford vs. USC (Live) 8:30 p.m. ESPN (32) NBA Utah Jazz vs. Memphis Grizzlies (Live) Site: FedEx Forum -- Memphis, Tenn. EXTREME 2:00 p.m. (27) KSNT (7) Winter Dew Tour Championship (Live) -- Snowbasin, UT GOLF 2:00 p.m. (5) KCTV (4) (13) WIBW (13) Golf PGA Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Final Round (Live) Site: Pebble Beach Golf Links -- Pebble Beach, Calif. HOCKEY 11:30 a.m. (27) KSNT (7) NHL Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers (Live) Site: Madison Square Garden -- New York City, N.Y. RUGBY 3:30 p.m. (27) KSNT (7) Rugby IRB USA Sevens (Live) -- Las Vegas, Nev. SOCCER 12:00 p.m. UNI (15) Fútbol MFL Pumas de la UNAM vs. Puebla F.C. (Live)

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Spring training starts with sluggers in new places Associated Press Tim Lincecum thought about the seismic shifts of baseball's offseason, the ones that saw Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder migrate to the American League. "I think it's great," San Francisco's two-time Cy Young Award winner joked. "I won't have to pitch to them anymore." Just 106 days after the surprising St. Louis Cardinals won the World Series, baseball returns this weekend when pitchers and catchers for the Seattle Mariners report to spring training in Peoria, Ariz. There's been a whole lot of change since the Texas Rangers' David Murphy flied out to Allen Craig for the final out of the seven-game Series thriller. Tony La Russa is gone. Bobby Valentine is back. And no switch was bigger than Pujols' decision to split St. Louis for a $240 million, 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels. Add Fielder's move from Milwaukee for a $214 million, nine-year deal with Detroit, and the lives of AL pitchers just got 75 homers and 219 RBIs tougher. "You have offenses that are going to let you know if your pitching is not up to par," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "There's certainly been a sway to some extraordinarily deep lineups in the American League." The 14 AL teams have spent $776.8 million on major league contracts for players who became free agents after the World Series and the NL's 16 clubs have committed $597.3 million. That NL lineup looks a lot less fearsome heading into the All-Star game at Kansas City's Kaufmann Stadium on July 10. And despite a 71-91 record last year, even the Royals are hopeful before the first pitch has been thrown — even with the AL's new additions. "They make it more exciting and more challenging for all of us," general manager Dayton Moore said. "I'm a fan, too, and like watching them play. It's exciting." Seattle is first to open because

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The Los Angeles Angels’ Albert Pujols wears his new jersey after a news conference to introduce Pujols and C.J. Wilson (not pictured) as the newest Angels baseball players on Dec. 10 in Anaheim, Calif. The 14 AL teams have spent $776.8 million on major league contracts for players who became free agents after the World Series and the NL's 16 clubs have committed $597.3 million. the Mariners start the season in Tokyo with a two-game series against Oakland on March 28-29. "We have to make decisions a little bit earlier because we have to have a club together when we go there, and then you come back and readjust and then have a week of spring training for everyone to get their bearings back," Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik said. "It's almost like going away to football camp in high school." The cost-conscious Athletics, who dealt All-Stars Gio Gonzalez and Andrew Bailey and starter Trevor Cahill, opted not to use the extra week. "There's only so much you can do in the days before games, and players tend to go a little nuts after too many days of PFPs and live BP," Oakland assistant GM David Forst said, referring to pitchers' fielding practice and batting practice. Other teams start reporting Feb. 18 ahead of the stateside opener, which features the Cardinals at the renamed and now

rainbow-colored Miami Marlins on April 4 in the first official game at $515 million Marlins Park. The Fish were among the offseason's big spenders, reeling in All-Stars Jose Reyes, Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell for a combined $191 million while failing to hook Pujols. "I want our team to be important," Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria said, his gaudy 2003 World Series ring sparkling as he spoke. While the Marlins and Angels stocked up, with Los Angeles spending a combined $317.5 million on Pujols and left-hander C.J. Wilson, the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox acted like small-market savers. Perhaps it was the lack of star starting pitchers on the free-agent market. Or maybe it was the new labor contract, announced in November, that adds incentives in coming years for reigning in the urge to splurge. No such issues for the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets, big-market teams tumbling

from turmoil. Put in bankruptcy by owner Frank McCourt last summer, the Dodgers are to be sold by April 30 for what figures to be the biggest price in baseball history. While waiting, the Dodgers didn't lure any splashy stars to Hollywood's bright lights. Coming off three straight losing seasons, the Mets have cut the dimensions of Citi Field along with their payroll, from $120 million at the start of last season to about $95 million. This while the Wilpon-Katz family that owns the team prepares for a March trial where the trustee for victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme will seek to recover $386 million for investors. On the field, New York has downgraded from Gucci-level free agents to Gap-priced players such as Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch. In an increasingly stronger NL East, Washington upgraded by adding Gonzalez and Edwin Jackson, and Philadelphia added closer Jonathan Papelbon. As spring training approached, there still were plenty of big names available of the market, including Roy Oswalt, Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, Magglio Ordonez and Raul Ibanez. Another uncertainty heading into spring training was the status of NL MVP Ryan Braun. Facing a possible 50-game suspension for a positive drug test, the Milwaukee Brewers left fielder was awaiting a decision from arbitrator Shyam Das on his appeal, and the absence of both Fielder and Braun might be too much for Milwaukee to over-

come. "Oh yeah, that will be tough," Brewers outfielder Nyjer Morgan said. As teams head to spring training across Florida and Arizona, they'll find new managers in charge of Boston (Valentine), the Chicago Cubs (Dale Sveum), the Chicago White Sox (Robin Ventura), the Marlins (Ozzie Guillen) and the Cardinals (Mike Matheny). And nearly a quarter of the clubs have switched GMs, with new baseball bosses running Baltimore (Dan Duquette), Boston (Ben Cherington), the Cubs (Jed Hoyer), Houston (Jeff Luhnow), the Angels (Jerry Dipoto), Minnesota (Terry Ryan) and San Diego (Josh Byrnes). La Russa, the first manager to retire immediately after leading his team to a World Series title, won't be in uniform for spring training for the first time since 1962 — when he was in high school. While he's had discussions with Commissioner Bud Selig, he said filling Joe Torre's old job as executive vice president of baseball operations wouldn't make sense for him. "I'm going to show up at spring training, just because I want to stay current," La Russa said. "So I'm not totally away, but it is different. I plan to go to the ballpark and stay current and watch teams, and especially get familiar with Arizona again. I'm sure I'm going to be busy enough." Boston and Atlanta each will face questions about their September collapses that cost them what had seemed to be near-certain playoff spots. Valentine also will find the

Red Sox in a new spring training stadium, 11,000-capacity JetBluePark at Fenway South, not far from their old home in Fort Myers, Fla. Coming off a major leagueworst 56-106 record, and under new owner Jim Crane, Houston will prepare for its 51st and final season in the NL before switching to the AL for 2013. Having twice fallen a strike shy of its first World Series title in the still-hard-to-comprehend Game 6, Texas starts the quest for its third straight AL pennant after adding Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish ($56 million over six years plus a $51,703,411 fee) and with new questions about 2010 MVP Josh Hamilton, who is eligible for free agency after the season and admitted he had a recent relapse with alcohol. The wounds of October are still fresh. "There are times I still think about it and it burns," Michael Young said. When it comes to spring training games, Philadelphia will be first on the field, hosting Florida State at Clearwater on Feb. 29. Out in Arizona, Oakland plays Seattle at Phoenix in a March 2 opener. They'll be lots of players with numbers in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and by the late innings in the early going, veteran players may be more numerous on fairways than fair territory. Early morning workouts are the best time to catch players for autographs on the back fields. Scioscia looks ahead to his time in Tempe as a moment of teaching, renewal and hope. "The season's a grind," he said. One he wouldn't trade.

A’s Beane proud of ‘Moneyball’ legacy Associated Press VILLANOVA, Pa. — Billy Beane's influence on using baseball statistics and economics in building a team has stretched from the diamond to the silver screen. He may even help Brad Pitt win an Oscar before he leads the Oakland Athletics to a World Series championship. For Beane, though, the "Moneyball" idea of building winners means more than an association with the A's and A-list stars. It's the idea that thinking outside the box — or box score — in any business can not only shake up the status quo, but lead to breakthrough ideas that can revolutionize industries. A panel on Friday at Villanova University that included Beane, CEO Jeffrey Moorad and senior vice president of baseball operations Omar Minaya of the San Diego Padres, and MSNBC president Phil Griffin discussed "Moneyball's Impact on Business and Sports." "It's great, it's flattering to see the business world embrace some of the things that we were doing," Beane said. "But to know that anyone can walk into our office and apply for a job based on their brains and what they have to offer, to me, it's the greatest achievement out of the book." Former Gov. Ed Rendell moderated the panel in front of about 1,800 people at the Pavilion, the home court for Villanova basketball. They discussed the risk-taking legacy and how it has branched into all forms of sports, business and entertainment. Beane bucked the baseball trend of relying on the common trio of statistics — batting average, home runs and RBIs for hitters; wins, losses and ERA for pitchers — and instead turned to hard numbers over subjective scouting to fuel his team's successful runs in the early 2000s. His staff helped usher in what became known as the stats revolution, a complete overhaul from the early days of the basic box score, the premise behind the best-selling book that immortalized Beane. The movie focuses on the 2002 edition of the Athletics, and a thrilling 20-game winning streak. Ultimately, Oakland lost in the first round of the playoffs. Pitt played Beane in the movie and was nominated this year for an Oscar for best actor.

Beane explained how he wasn't necessarily trying to reinvent the game in the early 2000s, he simply wanted to find an alternative way for the low-budget A's to keep pace with teams like the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox and their seemingly endless funds. "At the time, you don't really know what you're doing," Beane said. "For us, it was a matter of just trying to survive. We were the lowest team on the totem pole in terms of revenue. We had to do something different. For us, it seemed very rational." That meant finding productive players on the cheap. "It was always about getting higher performance than what we were paying for," Beane said, "and trying to multiply that by 25." He added with a laugh, "basically underpay our players." "Like Menudo, they got to a certain pay rate and we kicked them out of the band," he said. Griffin, MSNBC's top executive, said he adopted "Moneyball" philosophies by refusing to let tradition dictate how to run the cable company. "We were the Oakland A's, no money, a distant third, dying," Griffin said. "CNN was the Yankees, swimming in money. We had to change. And we did." Griffin used Rachel Maddow as an example of bucking the trend. She wasn't a famous, bigbucks personality like former big name hosts Jesse Ventura. Phil Donahue or Deborah Norville. "The list goes on and they all failed," Griffin said. Once Keith Olbermann's protege, Maddow has taken over as the network's marquee name. "She does not look like an anchor woman," Griffin said. "All the people were talking about was how people looked. They weren't talking about actual talent." Griffin equated his talent to molding a baseball team. It doesn't matter if players have a beautiful swing (or a pretty face), as long as they get on base and help win games (or pop a rating.) Moorad said the best front offices must assemble a staff that blends both traditional scouting and computer-whiz philosophies. "You have to have both. You make real mistakes if you don't," Moorad said. Moorad committed $5 million to the Villanova Law School for

the creation of the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports law. The gift was the largest in the law school's history. Villanova is one of only a handful of schools dedicated to the study of sports law. Moorad, a 76ers season ticket holder while he attended Villanova, declined to discuss the proposed transfer of the Padres from John Moores to Moorad. "We certainly respect the process and we're excited to move forward at the appropriate time," he said. Minaya talked about the difficulties of running the Montreal Expos with "zero budget." But that all changed when he ran the New York Mets. More money in the budget meant more pressure to land free agents. That meant more pressure to win. And mistakes were magnified. Minaya, after all, was criticized for depleting the farm system while signing Oliver Perez ($36 million) and Luis Castillo ($25 million) to inflated contracts. There was little chance "Moneyball" could work at the time in New York. "We could do things in Oakland that Omar could never get away with in New York," Beane said. The advanced use of statistics means every team — notably the Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays — have adopted Oakland's philosophies. "The owners are demanding more from their decision makers," Minaya said. "They are asking more questions." And it's no guarantee of success. That 2002 run was the third of four straight playoff appearances for the A's, but little has stayed the same since. Oakland finished 74-88 last year, the fifth losing season in a row. "Listen, you could bring up the failures," Beane said. "We've got quite a few of those, too." After the panel concluded, Beane reaffirmed his commitment to the area. Oakland owner Lew Wolff said Tuesday that the team has agreed to extend the contracts of the general manager as well as team President Michael Crowley through the 2019 season. "We've talked about it. It's still a little premature," Beane said. "I think we're close to getting a new stadium. I'd like to see that secured. I've been saying that for the last three years."

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Lawrence native always wanted to play for the Cats Brady Bauman sports@themercury.com

Sophomore Chantay Caron likes to downplay it, but today’s Sunflower Showdown with rival Kansas is just a little more personal to the forward than others on the Kansas State women's basketball team. Caron hails from Lawrence. Yes, Caron was a star at Free State High School and was surrounded by the Crimson and Blue. Surprisingly, though, those colors weren't found in Caron's room growing up. She was a Wildcat fan in Jayhawk country. “No,” Caron quickly said when asked about any early childhood KU leanings Thursday afternoon. “No. “I would get stuff from my dad, because he was a big KU fan, but he finally gave in. I really liked K-State.” Caron, who is averaging nearly three points per game in 14 minutes of action, said she had an association with K-State through past players. “I knew Shana Wheeler,” she said. “She was a babysitter of mine, and I had Marlies Gipson on a traveling team I was with, but it was the older team, and then I got to watch them move on to K-State.” As a player at Free State, Caron earned many honors including a first-team selection to the 2010 All-Sunflower League squad and was the 2010 All-Area Player of the Year. She also set the school record for career points (827) and field goals made (291). She was also a McDonald's All-American nominee in 2010. Many would assume with that kind of resume, Caron was highly sought by the university that was in her backyard. That wasn't the case, though. “No, K-State was way ahead,” Caron said. “(KU) had a little bit of interest, but it was pretty much K-State all the way. I was ready to come to Manhattan. I really didn't think about going to KU — I just wanted to get away.” Caron said that last season, as a freshman, she more than ready to play the hometown team that didn't show the same interest as the Cats. But now, though, her grudge has faded. “My freshman year, I could not wait to play KU,” she said. “I was so excited to beat them and point at the wall and say look where I'm at. “But now, it's like every other game. The nerves are just gone. I grew up a little bit.” With both teams jockeying through the middle of the Big 12 standings — KU and KState are currently tied for fourth at 6-5 — Caron acknowledged today’s game has some added weight to it, considering March is just around the corner. “It really is more of a fight this time,” she said. “We're both right in the middle (of the standings) and we both really need this game. They bring a lot to the table. I feel like our teams are pretty equal. In the long run, it will just come out to who plays hard and who fights hard.”

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Kansas State coach Deb Patterson talks to Branshea Brown and Brittany Chambers during a timeout against Baylor last Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum.

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This isn't exactly the kind of momentum the Kansas State women's basketball team wanted as it heads into today's matchup with the rival Kansas Jayhawks. The Wildcats, who defeated KU 63-57 in Lawrence earlier in the season, are limping into the today's noon contest having lost two in a row by a combined 60 points — at home to No. 1 Baylor and KANSAS on the at K-STATE then road Wednesday at No. 15 Tipoff: Noon (Today) Texas A&M. TV: FSN (Ch. 34) Kansas, on Radio: KMAN 1350 AM the other Records: KU (17-6, 6-5), hand, is comK-State (15-8, 6-5) ing off an 85-61 Series: KSU leads 61-42 victory at home over Texas on Wednesday night, a win that snapped a stretch in which the Jayhawks lost four of five. "We're going through a rough spot, but I think it's mostly mental," K-State forward Chantay Caron said. "We just need to pull ourselves together and get ready for Kansas. We're more than capable of doing that." The mental part of the game is clearly dinged up after back-to-back blowout losses, but K-State coach Deb Patterson said that's the nature of the Big 12. In the Wildcats' case, Wednesday's loss snapped a twogame winning streak against the Aggies, but the loss came on the heels of playing the nation's top-ranked team four days earlier — marking one of the toughest two-stretches one could face in the Big 12. "When those two teams play well, it's a mismatch," she said. "There's a reason we beat (Texas A&M) a year ago and then they end up in national championship game. They competed much closer to that level they were playing at a year ago than they were when they came here in early Janu-

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Kansas State junior guard Brittany Chambers makes the rounds in Bramlage Coliseum after the Wildcats’ overtime win against Texas A&M on Jan. 4. ary." Today's game with the Jayhawks (16-7, 6-5) is obviously important because it's a rivalry game and KState (15-8, 6-5) is going for the season sweep of the series. But more importantly, it's a game that pits a pair of teams that enter the contest tied for fourth place in the Big 12. "We're trying to finish second, third or fourth in the league and if we don't get this win, it knocks us down another spot or two, so there's a lot of motivation," K-State point guard Mariah White said. Patterson, who is 23-11 against the Jayhawks, said it shouldn't be difficult for her team to put the two straight losses behind it for today's game. "For us, it's about getting in the

gym and working to prepare for a team that right now, you're tied with — and you find yourself in a position you didn't you find yourself in going into the season — to still be in the hunt for an upper-division finish," she said. "It's a big-time game because KU is coming off a 25-point win and we're coming off a 30-point loss. "You do have a difference in emotions, but that's Big 12 basketball. It's timing and you have to compete the schedule. It should be one heck of a basketball game." One loss can make all the difference in the league standings, too. KState, while tied for fourth with KU, could move to third with one win or drop to eighth with a loss, as six teams are bunched together going

down the final stretch. "We know where we are and our coaches have talked to us about what's coming up and know where we have a chance to finish up," said Caron, who is from Lawrence. "We know we need to win this game and keeping going from there to finish strong." Probable starters KANSAS (17-6, 6-5) Yr. Ht. G — Angel Goodrich Jr. 5-4 G — Monica Engelman Jr. 5-11 G — Natalie Knight Fr. 5-7 F — Aishah Sutherland Sr. 6-2 F — Carolyn Davis Jr. 6-3

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TAKING SHAPE Mike Hornnes of Split Rock Studios blends a replica of a lizard into its environment for an exhibit at the Discovery Center.

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nside the Flint Hills Discovery Center, tarps lie on the floor, paint buckets and tool boxes sit out and workers from various contractors and sub-contractors consult each other about the exhibits they're finishing. It's a far cry from what the center will look like when it opens in April. Employees from companies as distant as Boston have been working for months to build a one-of-akind experience for the $24.5 million project. It's taken lots of time, research and cooperation. The goal of the Discovery Center, as described by its mission statement, is to celebrate the diversity and depth of people’s experiences in the region and to create a sense of stewardship. It is also meant to inspire community members to experience the Flint Hills beyond the Discovery Center. The interactive exhibits on the first and second floors will be the centerpieces of that vision. Visitors will learn about the formation of the Flint Hills, the diversity of the ecosystem (above and below ground), the role fire has played with the tallgrass prairie and the dynamics involved in settling the region. Putting together those exhibits hasn't happened overnight. Randy Fink, audio visual integration manager for Boston Productions Inc. (BPI), said his team started about a year ago, installing wiring and cabling for the exhibits. BPI is responsible for a variety of multimedia aspects including audio, lighting, computer controls and various exhibits' data. “You can definitely spend a day, with all the information that is in here and all the exhibits,” Fink said. Split Rock Studios, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based firm, is handling the fabrication of the exhibits, including about 1,400 graphics. Mike Rutz, a builder with Split Rock, said he started in early December. Rutz said it has taken three trips totaling about 45 days, but Split Rock’s work is almost done.

John Daugs, of Split Rock, said he spent several months on the graphics, which depict landscapes, plants and animals of the Flint Hills. The process involved several steps. First, graphic designers laid out the designs, which came from Gerar Hilferty and Associates. Then they were sent to a printer to be processed. After they were printed, Daugs got involved. He sanded, taped off and painted the edges. Finally, he put them in place with the help of cleats on the back of the graphics and specially built frames. Liz Petty, BPI project manager, said BPI came in early to work with the other contractors to conceptualize the exhibits in order to meet everyone's collective vision. Extensive research on BPI's part went into the process. Petty said BPI took three trips last summer and fall to learn about the Flint Hills. Her team talked to an assortment of local people including ranchers, small business owners and researchers at — Randy Fink the Konza Prairie Biological Station. She even took part in an old-fashioned Western campout beneath the stars to see what settlers might have experienced more than 100 years ago. “Each one of the jobs Boston Productions works on is so unique and so focused to the individual experience that it's exciting to go and be a part of what's going on in each little community,” Fink said. Fink said teamwork has been extremely important, considering how many components are involved in the exhibits. He said weekly phone calls with other contractors were necessary to make sure they would function properly. Of course, everyone favors different exhibits. Fink and Petty said the “prairie pipe organ” will be fun for kids and even adults. By pressing different buttons, visitors will be able to layer sounds from the prairie on top of each other. Petty said “Voices of the Flint Hills” is particularly interesting. “That's where all of our interviews and really getting into the area and talking to the people on the ground really comes through,” Petty said. She said the interviews were

“You can definitely spend a day, with all the information that is in here and all the exhibits.”

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Mike Rutz and John Daugs of Split Rock install a tube as part of an exhibit that shows the root systems of native Bluestem grass. The top segment of the tubes show the grasses above ground; the lower sections show how deep the root systems go. At the top of the page, Jesse Blevins of Kansas Audio/Video installs surround-sound speakers at an exhibit in the Discovery Center. Jeffrey Springer of Custom Model Railroads works on the electrical system for a model train that passes through a tiny village comprising replicas of historic buildings from five different Kansas towns. A team spent four months creating the exhibit.

edited into clips so visitors will be able to listen about various issues facing the Flint Hills at three kiosks. Daugs said the “Underground Forest,” an area that showcases the environment below the tall grass prairie, including life-sized models

of bluestem grass root systems, will be fascinating. He also said the large stylized graphics of Flint Hills plant life on the second floor balcony will really help draw people to the exhibits. “I like the impact when you first come in the lobby with all the cutout

flowers,” Daugs said. “That really is cool.” They all agree a special experience is being created. “Museums these days are no longer the brick and mortar places where you go and see a couple pictures and read some stuff,” Petty said.


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Planting Preparation for spring break planting and activies GREGG your EYESTONE garden? What’s the rush? Barbara Mahany Chicago Tribune

"Slow Gardening: A NoStress Philosophy for All Senses and Seasons" By Felder Rushing (Chelsea Green) What it is: "Slow Gardening: A No-Stress Philosophy for All Senses and Seasons" is iconoclast gardener-author Felder Rushing's slow-paced, all-purpose guide to living the slow life in the garden. In Rushing's world view, to garden slowly is to garden richly, mining for depth of meaning and whatever brings you _ not your neighbor across the picket fence _ the purest, most exhilarating joy. While he's plenty philosophical, Rushing generously throws in plenty of how-to's: from how to slow down to how to get the most oomph out of your backyard waterfall. What makes it armchairworthy: This is not a book that leaps out and shakes you by the lapels. It works its thoughtprovoking ways without drumroll or cymbal crash. But as you read along, you begin to survey your own gardening style with an eye toward savoring the labors, the delights, the time it takes to watch a sapling grow into a tree that shades your afternoon lemonade. He invites contemplation, for mulling over such revolutionary ideas as ditching noisy garden tools, or sitting in your garden even when it's raining or dark outside. "Get personal with your weather," Rushing implores. And, above all else, he encourages you to share your garden with a child _ your own or someone else's. One fine line: "Slow Gardening has deep roots, because gardening has always been a process, a collaboration between humans and nature, and not something you can go out and buy. The passage of time is central: Planting a little tree is just a beginning."

I'm already looking forward to March and spring break. I can hardly wait to plant potatoes and peas. Depending on soil and weather conditions, some other cool-season vegetables and new plantings of fruit crops can be planted. Finishing dormant pruning and cleaning up beds is my typical spring break. This year I will be trying something new. I have signed up to be a volunteer for PLANET (Professional Landscape Network). The 36th Annual PLANET Student Career Days will be at K-State from March 22 through March 25. This annual event contains

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Forestry, and Recreation Resources department will host over 1000 college students from 65 institutions. These students will be competing against each other in any of 28 events. A few of the events include plant identification, plant problem diagnosis, irrigation, and skid steer operation. The landscape industry-sponsored event also includes the largest career fair in the industry. In order to make this event

possible, approximately 250 local volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities from directing students to their events to helping set up the competitions. The volunteer can choose to be inside, outside, do non-physical work or other projects that fit your skills. You can learn about this event and sign up to volunteer by going to www.hfrr.ksu.edu. Please sign up to volunteer soon. If you miss college students

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This week’s column will be sort of like hobo stew — no telling what bit of something will bubble up and then slowly sink back into near-oblivion. So, here goes. The Department of Labor, apparently working overtime to find some thing or industry to pick on, went to its own back burner stew pot and dished out an old issue, child labor on farms. Our able Senators Moran and Roberts helped force some of the most odious pieces of the DOL’s attack on child farm labor back into the pot for more cooking, but generally big government is keeping elephants and jackasses in your living rooms. We need to boot them out. One of the rules would prevent kids from cleaning out stalls with wheelbarrows and hand tools. To clean out unnecessary government on the other hand would require adult skilled operators of giant cranes with clamshell buckets to dump the detritus into hundreds of unit trash trains. Another intrusion surprising baby-boomers now turning 65plus are the Medicare plans that force you to buy additional coverages and fine you if you refuse or are late. And that’s before any of the new Obama health care stuff kicks in. Just saying, if you thought income tax was bad, forced purchase of insurance to feed a vastly overpriced medical care system is really a bummer to some freedom lovers who dream of tree houses and corn cob pipes and fishing holes and town team baseball. Beam me back, baby. The flap over Governor Brownback’s dinners for legislators and the Kansas Open Meetings Act is a dreary diversion and distraction, not to

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JIM SUBER VIEW FROM RURAL ROUTE 8 mention cheap grist for the pundits and hand-wringers. I can tell you that even questioning KOMA in front of news media types is like denigrating downtown renovation, Santa Claus, public schools, and department store advertising. They all five are very sacred cows. Granted, KOMA does work to ensure that media have access to public meetings, but it also has drawbacks that can detract from good policy processes. Sometimes policy-makers need to be educated together in a congenial setting conducive to folks talking in frank and understandable terms about histories, backgrounds, personalities, attitudes, funding, trends, perceptions and so on. It is not the end of the world to have your elected officials in the same room to hear useful broad stroke information, and also just maybe get to know one another better. They are likely not voting the next morning to end democracy. We might be better served to apply KOMA to unelected rules makers and their legal counselors embedded in the power agencies at state and federal levels. Fertilizer is tied to energy by its chemistry and its manufacture. Natural gas is a key ingredient and accounts for up to 90 percent of the cost of making some nitrogen fertilizers. Years ago high gas prices and strict environmental regulations combined to shut down many plants in the United

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States. Now a few companies are testing the waters of low gas prices and thinking about making fertilizer here again. To them I say good luck. Crops need nitrogen. A growing population needs crops to eat. Therefore, you might say that nitrogen fertilizer made here would be a great thing. I think it would be, but many Americans don’t agree. I hope they never have to go hungry to find out. One explanation now coming out of the agribusiness world about President Obama’s blocking the Keystone Pipeline is that allowing it would have decreased our dependence on crude oil from the Middle East and driven down the price of oil, thereby undermining government’s efforts to guide or force the nation into more alternative energy (wind and solar power) development. I got that from a mainstream, legitimate market analysis source. It could be wrong, yes. All I know is that lots of people from all over the nation said it was a bad decision to stop the line. The pipeline block did come from the same administration that doesn’t want 14-year-olds cleaning out stalls with wheelbarrows.

The black-and-white photo hangs on the wall. It shows a young girl, maybe four years old, with a big smile, sitting at her grandmother's kitchen table. Maybe that scene was a foreshadowing of something yet to come. Today, the young woman pictured in that photo is operating an eating place of her own in rural Kansas. Kim Coslett and her husband Kirt are owners of the Kaleo Café in Halstead. They are natives, having grown up in the area. Kim is from Sedgwick, north of Wichita. She is trained as a nurse. Kim and Kirt worked for a year at a hunting preserve in the Adirondack Mountains of New York and then chose to move back to Kansas. Kim became a licensed nurse in Halstead and eventually the family settled there. Kirt, has his own roofing company, Coslett Roofing. They have four children. "We love the town, we love the people here," Kim said. She is also a talented musician, singing and playing in a couple of gospel and country music groups. When the nearby Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper held auditions for a singing group, Kim was not going to apply, but her aunt insisted that she do so. Kim not

only passed the audition, she got the job. Today she sings with the Prairie Rose Rangers as well as the Kim Coslett Band. In addition, Kim had long wanted to have a restaurant. She worked on the idea for years and was within an eyelash of renting space to open a restaurant in a neighboring community before she reconsidered. Then she was approached about some downtown space in her hometown of Halstead. A woman was closing her art shop and gift gallery. "I felt like it was the Lord at work, because it opened up at just the right time," Kim said. She rented and remodeled the space and opened the Kaleo Café in April 2011. Why the name Kaleo? "We heard it at church," Kim said. "Our minister used the word in his sermon one day. He explained that Kaleo was Greek, meaning 'to be called' or 'to invite.' I feel like I am called to do this, and we want to invite people to join us," Kim said. So the Kaleo Café opened in the rural community of Halstead, population 1,880 people. Now, that's rural. The restaurant is artfully decorated in attractive colors, with glass vases and lighting for attractive accents above a corrugated tin wall. The menu is upscale, featuring paninis, sandwiches and

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Elmer Junior and Delpha Nelson of Blue Rapids, Kansas, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Feb. 17. To celebrate the occasion their family is requesting a card shower. Greetings may be sent to 6760 Toburen Road, Blue Rapids, Kansas 66411. The Nelsons’ children are the late Larry Nelson and wife Patty; Ronnie Nelson; and Roger Nelson and wife Penny. Their grandchildren are Heather, the late Ashley, Garrett, Jesse, Stacy, Adam Nelson and Rielyn Woodward, a great grandson.

CHICAGO — Sue and Ben Erickson thought they were prepared after learning that their baby could be born with physical or mental disabilities. An ultrasound during the 36th week of pregnancy revealed an excess of cerebral fluid on the unborn infant’s brain, but the young Huntley couple quickly accepted that God must have a special plan. They were overjoyed when Matthew Donald Erickson emerged from the womb on Dec. 11 in seemingly great form at just over six pounds. He wriggled his arms and legs, grimaced and scored high on the newborn checklist to assess health. But what came next was unfathomable. Surgeons at Children’s Memorial Hospital, while removing fluid from the 4-dayold baby’s brain, discovered a large mass. A biopsy confirmed devastating news. Matthew has cancer, they said. The Ericksons were stricken with fear. How, they wondered, can a baby be born with cancer? There was more. The baby suffers from an especially aggressive form of brain tumor, a high-grade glioma, most often diagnosed in adults, the doctors said. The cancer, whose causes are unknown, had already engulfed most of the right hemisphere of Matthew’s brain. Only about five children nationally are born with such a rare, usually fatal, condition each year, his doctors said. “Why him?” said Sue Erickson, 33. Her eyes welled as she recalled her initial reaction. “It’s just not fair.” The doctors said they would understand if the couple took their baby home with hospice care, loved him and waited for the inevitable. But the team of specialists offered another option: chemotherapy, a toxic potion used to target and kill cancer cells that has shown mixed success with infants. The drug, to be delivered intravenously, offers no guarantees. It could, in fact, cause additional longterm damage, or even hasten Matthew’s demise. Ben, 34, blurted out the first question that came to his mind: “Is Matthew dying? Was he born dying?” The oncologist replied no, that Matthew’s organs were functioning normally and, aside from the malignant tumor, he was healthy. “That was a pivotal answer to me,” Ben said. “If he’s not dying, let’s let him live. Let’s give him a shot.” Their baby had proved to be a fighter, after all, thriving after brain surgery. The couple rallied, found support from their families and friends and chose to view the daunting journey ahead as a blessing. “We just looked at each other and said, ‘If there’s any chance at all, we have to give it to him,’” Sue said. At 6 weeks old, Matthew weighed 8 pounds 15 ounces — having never turned down a decent bottle of rice formula, his mother noted. He sported the equivalent of a baby combover, with wispy dark hair and eyes that lean toward blue, like his dad. The only obvious sign of his precarious health was a jagged scar on his head that his parents massage daily. (EDITORS: BEGIN OPTIONAL TRIM) He yawns and makes small, precious noises familiar to parents but never wails or cries like a typical infant. Long before his birth, his parents followed a songwriter, Matt Hammitt, whose own child was born with heart defects. Little did they know that his song about that child, “All of Me,” would become the thing that Sue said “gets me through.” “Afraid to love/ Something that could break/ Could I move on/ If you were torn away?/ And I’m so close to what I can’t control/ I can’t give you half my heart/ And pray He makes you whole.” (END OPTIONAL TRIM) In 2009, Sue’s parents lost their jobs with an industrial cleaning service near Flint, Mich., and moved into the Ericksons’ two-bedroom townhouse to help the couple with their growing family, which includes Matthew’s older siblings Nolan, now 3, and Sophia, 17 months. The arrangement turned

weddings Gedmark-Hall Elizabeth Maria Gedmark and Bradley Christopher Hall were married August 27, 2011, by the Rev. Bill Johnson at Crescent Hill Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Elizabeth is the daughter of Rev. Jan Cox-Gedmark and Dr. John I. Gedmark of Louisville, Kentucky. Brad is the son of Deanna J. Hall and Daniel B. Hall of Manhattan. The bridal attendants were Brynn White of Brooklyn, New York; Kathryn Pittman of Washington, D.C.; and Carrie Hall of Oakland, California, sister of the groom. Scot Gammill of Scottsdale, Arizona, served as best man. Groom’s attendants were Christian Sedelmyer of Nashville, Tennessee; and John W. Gedmark of San Francisco, brother of the bride. Special music entitled “Deacon Waltz” was composed especially for the couple by Christian Sedelmyer and performed by Christian Sedelmyer and Rachel Baiman. Elizabeth graduated from New York University School of Law in May and received her juris doctorate. She is employed as a law fellow with A Better Balance in New York City.

Brad is the special Pprojects manager for former Vice President Al Gore. He graduated from Wake Forest University and received a master's in Communication. While an undergraduate, he and his partner received second place at the 2006 National Debate Tournament championship. As a graduate student, he coached the 2008 National Debate Tournament champions. The couple honeymooned in the Turks and Caicos Islands and now live in Brooklyn, New York. Brad and Elizabeth met while on the debate team at Wake Forest University, from which they both graduated, the bride cum laude.

engagements Hagnauer-Tilton Ashley Hagnauer and Chad Tilton of Manhattan announce their engagement. Ashley is the daughter of Sheila and Steven Hagnauer of Paola, Kansas. Chad is the son of Juli Welliver of Manhattan; and Chris Tilton of Ramore, Missouri. The bride is a senior in hotel and restaurant management at Kansas State University. She is employed by Parkwood Inn & Suites, Manhattan. The groom is a graduate of Manhattan High School. He is employed by Central Mechanical Construction. They plan a June 2, 2012, wed-

ding at First Lutheran Church in Manhattan.

good 4 you Redding On Scout Sunday, February 5th, 2012, D.L. “Sonny” and Virgie Redding were honored at First Christian Church for their five decades of service to Boy Scouts. Sonny Redding began his volunteer service as a Boy Scout leader in 1958 and served as the Scoutmaster at Troop 270 in Ogden, and Troop 76 in Manhattan. The Reddings’ commitment to youth and service to the community were highlighted during the church service. Many of Sonny’s former Eagle Scouts were present to honor him. All three of the Redding’s sons are Eagle Scouts. Troop 76 is char-

tered by First Christian Church located at 115 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan.

Amber Schaffer of Manhattan, a junior arts and sciences student at Creighton University, was named to the fall Dean’s List for the 2011 semester. Full-time students who earn a 3.5 grade-point average or bet-

ter on a 4.0 scale are eligible for the Dean’s List. Schaffer was also named to the Fall 2011 Dean’s Service Honor Roll. To be eligible for this honor students must have completed a minimum of 30 hours of community service.

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Sue Erickson, right, holds her cancer-stricken baby, Matthew Erickson, and weeps after seeing the overwhelming support for her family by students and staff at South Elgin High School, January 26, 2012, in South Elgin, Illinois. Students at the school raised $5000 for the Erickson family after learning that baby Matthew had a very aggressive brain tumor. out to be a godsend after Matthew’s diagnosis upended their lives. Louise and Bob Turner have helped bathe, feed and baby sit their grandchildren while juggling doctor appointments. Sue was able to continue work for a private investigative agency, and Ben returned to his teaching job at South Elgin High School. The Turners completely support the couple’s decision, though are admittedly afraid. The day of the surgery, when doctors first spoke the word “cancer,” family members sat together in shock. Then each wandered off separately, heading down different corridors in the hospital to cry privately, Louise said. “I don’t know what chemo will do to Matthew,” said Louise, 53, affectionately called “Nunny” by her grandchildren. Louise was diagnosed with breast cancer shortly after moving to Illinois and underwent radiation treatment. She knows her grandson faces a formidable challenge. While her daughter avoids looking to the Internet for information about Matthew’s cancer, Turner scours online medical sites, trying to balance her fear with her faith. “One day, I got on my hands and knees and cried out to God saying, ‘I don’t understand,’” she said, in a waiting room during a recent doctor’s appointment. “I went to the hospital that day, and this peaceful feeling came over me. And then Matthew gave me this little smirky smile.” Louise watched Nolan and Sophia recently while pediatric surgeon Dr. Tord Alden met with Sue and Matthew in his Westchester office. Alden has been monitoring Matthew’s growth and measur-

ing his head to check if the tumor has caused swelling. The doctor pointed to grainy images of Matthew’s brain on a computer, before and after surgery. The white smudges that defined the monster in Matthew’s brain were impossible to reconcile with the squirming, cooing baby in Sue’s arms. Sue asked if the doctor could tell if there was “good brain” beneath fluid and tumor. Alden said that he doesn’t know. “We do have kids where we take out half of their brain for seizures, and a lot of that function moves over to the other side of the brain,” he said. Children also suffer fewer side effects, such as nausea, from the drug treatment, doctors say. “When you hear cancer, you think, ‘My baby’s going to die tomorrow,’” Sue said. “You think of cancer as death. It was scary. But to know there are babies who have survived chemo …” Nationally, fewer than 1 percent of all pediatric brain tumors are congenital, or present at birth. The reported incidence of congenital brain tumors is 1.1 to 3.4 per million live births, according to research. High-grade gliomas are not hereditary, and there are no known environmental causes for the disease. said Dr. Rishi Lulla, a pediatric neurooncologist at Children’s Memorial Hospital who is involved with Matthew’s care, reassured Sue and Ben that there was no way they could have prevented Matthew’s sickness. “We really don’t know why this happened to him,” Lulla said. “There’s nothing ever related to pregnancy, habits or anything associated with a

congenital brain tumor. … That is where I wanted to be the firmest with them, to make sure they understand that.” Early on, Lulla and other specialists discussed Matthew’s diagnosis and reviewed his test results during a meeting of the hospital’s pediatric brain tumor board. Every week, about 30 oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, surgeons and palliative care professionals fill a conference room to compare notes and come up with a recommended course of treatment for their most complicated patients. “Given that Matthew is quite small and the tumor is quite large, we believe a surgery would be harmful,” Lulla said. Doctors were candid with Sue and Ben, telling them that, without taking any action, Matthew would die. Chemotherapy, when administered to children younger than 3 with a highgrade glioma, offers a 40 to 50 percent chance of survival for three years, Lulla said. After that? “We really don’t know,” Lulla said. “Our best attempts to predict have been wrong.” Matthew could face surgery in the future, or less likely, radiation therapy. Some tumors go away and never recur, Lulla said. The size of Matthew’s tumor and the potential side effects of chemotherapy present the biggest challenges, he said. “We all agreed if Matthew was doing well, clinically, we would allow some time to pass so he could grow, develop an immune system and gain some weight,” Lulla said. “We may at that point decide to begin chemotherapy or if everything is going stable, we may elect to wait another few months.”


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club NEWS KSU Social Club Wayne Goins, Director of Jazz Studies at Kansas State University, and the Wayne Goins Trio entertained KSU Social Club members at their February dinner Tuesday evening at the Manhattan Country Club . The trio performed four selections from Goins recent jazz guitar album, Chronicles of Carmella. The trio was introduced by Social Club Vice President Cheryl Richt. Goins also entertained Social Club members with interesting background leading to some of his compositions. He often uses names of people he has encountered in the titles of his compositions as evidenced by the titles of three of the evening’s performances: “Kenny Swang,” “Dale's Dream” and “Blues for Brother Reggie.” The fourth number was “Choppin Wood.” Completing the trio were Bobby Scharmann on the bass and guitarist Rick Smith. Goins founded Little Apple Records, his own record label, and released many records including Chronicles of Carmella,released in 2011 and the source of the evening's Social Club program. Sandra Brase,KSU Social Club president, opened the meeting with announcements regarding coming Social Club programs. She also urged members to sign up for the K S U List Serve program to aid in future informa-

tion dissemination. Suzanne Lueker, director of KSU non-traditional and veteran students services, introduced two Social Club non-traditional scholarship winners, Ginger Gudenkauf and Pam Curry. Both spoke briefly telling of their background leading to their present Kansas State University experience. The next meeting of the KSU Social Club will be a March 6 luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at Manhattan Country Club. “Quilt Treasures, Past and Present” coordinated by Dorine Elsea will be the feature. It will be a quilt show featuring Social Club members family quilt treasuresfrom the past and present.

Eagles Auxiliary Our Feb. 2 evening began with all auxiliary trustees attending the aerie trustee 6 p.m. meeting. Auxiliary officers and committee chairs then met at 6:30. Thanks to the aerie cook! The business meeting began at 7:30 with Virginia Wesley presiding and 15 members attending. We pledged allegiance to the U.S. flag, then gave an opening prayer. We balloted and accepted one new applicant into membership. We were told of member Bonnie Parker's sudden passing. Our auxiliary provided a funeral dinner for the family on Feb. 6. We moved that $100 be sent to

each of our nine charities. The Manhattan Library included. The Homecare/Hospice New Transitions Program letter was read and they will receive $100 from us also. Several of our members plan to attend the annual KState Cancer Research Awards Banquet in March. We received correspondence for the Kansas State Eagles Hall of Fame Award and Mr. and Mrs. Eagle of The Year Honor. At the State Eagles Convention, Hospitality Room assistance is needed. We can provide cash, food and/or be a room attendant. A monthly Grand Eagle Publication is about to begin, and we can each receive it for the requested contribution. During the Good of The Order, Virginia Wesley received two membership awards for sponsoring two new members. Ticket winners this time were Karen Resser, Betty Mullet and Joan Baughman. The closing prayer was given and we will meet again at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16, unless convened earlier through notice to our members.

Manhattan Duplicate Bridge Mory Mort and Katha Hurt tied for first with Dianne Childs and Polly Schoning in the duplicate bridge game on February 6th. Fran Scully and Karen Williamson were second. Linda Schottler and Jerry Best were third. The group meets each Monday at 1 p.m. at the Riley

County Senior Center, 412 Leavenworth. New players are very welcome. Contact Sue Danker at 537-1701 for a partnership or more information.

Manhattan Solar Kiwanis The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis Club met at noon on February 6, at the Little Apple Brewing Company under the leadership of President Ron Jackson. There were 18 members and one guest present. The Song “America” was led by Mary Scharfe; the Pledge of allegiance to the United States Flag was led by Jack Byars, and the invocation was prayed by Vera Williams. Ron Williams announced that he was receiving nominations for Kiwanian of the Year. Solar Kiwanis was represented by an interclub at the Konza Division 4 meeting on Sunday, and there will be an interclub with Junction City Noon club on February 15th. The sign up sheet for the visit to the Hoover Opera House on March 9 was passed around. Jim Sharp will speak at a Marysville Kiwanis Valentine Party on February 12th. We have several signed up for Big Brother, Big Sisters Bowling. Chad Tepe introduced Chod (spelled correctly) Hedinger who spoke as a docent of Konza Prairie, and the work of a docent. He also showed some of his recent Photographs. The program on February

13th will be introduced by Ron Williams, and will be Linda Teener of the University for Man. Solar Kiwanis Club meets each Monday at noon at the Little Apple Brewing Company. Visitors and prospective members are welcomed and encouraged to come. No reservations are needed.

Domestic Science Club Domestic Science Club met Feb. 2 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Hostesses were Mary Roberts, Carol Barta, Mary Beth Hauer, Evelyn Krause, and Jan Janasek. President, Mickey ChanceReay presided at the business meeting. Members voted to recognize Shirley Acker for her contributions to Kansas State University by presenting her with an Honorary Life Membership in the Domestic Science Club. Mrs. Acker was remembered as a kind and gracious first lady of KSU. Members with February birthdays are: Margaret Wheat, Cheryl Collins, Ila Morrill and Ruth Ann Wefald. The program was presented by Mary Alice Schlesener. She recalled the events of the 1800s when Kansas became a state in 1881 after Kansas State Agricultural College had been founded in 1863. There was a clamor across the country that higher education should be offered to the masses instead of just restricting it to the privileged. It

was during this time that three women, Hattie Cheseldine, Mary Cripps and Nellie Kedzie were employed to teach at KSAC. Hattie taught the first college credit class offered to women in the United States. Mary Cripps provided leadership for the women’s course from 1875 through 1882. She also asked prominent women in the Manhattan community to support students in domestic science and domestic art classes. As a result, in 1876, the Domestic Science Club was founded with Mary Cripps serving as its first president. Nellie Sawyer Kedzie Jones was a KSAC graduate and became the College’s first woman to hold the rank of professor and the first woman department head. Due largely to her efforts a Domestic Science building was constructed in 1897 and dedicated in 1898. It was renamed Kedzie Hall in 1902. Kedzie Hall was the first building in the United States to provide entirely for the study of home economics. Today the building houses journalism and mass communication studies. First Vice President Jan Janasek announced that the next meeting will be a guest day luncheon held at the Manhattan Country Club on March 1. Dr. David Littrell, Distinguished Professor at K-State, will speak on “My Family History and History of Music.”

Gay marriage fight may hinge on Supreme Court’s Anthony Kennedy Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has nine justices, but if the constitutional fight over same-sex marriage reaches them this year, the decision will probably come down to just one: a California Republican and Reagan-era conservative who has nonetheless written the court’s two leading gay rights opinions. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, 75, often holds the court’s deciding vote on the major issues that divide its liberals and conservatives. More often than not, that vote has swung the court to the right. But on gay rights, Kennedy has been anything but a “culture wars” conservative. One of his opinions lauded the intimacy between same-sex couples and demanded “respect for their private lives,” provoking Justice Antonin Scalia to accuse him of having “signed on to the socalled homosexual agenda.” “He is a California establishment Republican with moderately libertarian instincts,” Stanford University law professor Pamela Karlan said of Kennedy. “He travels in circles where he has met and likes lots of gay people.” Based on Kennedy’s past opinions, Karlan is confident that if the Supreme Court takes up the issue of California’s same-sex marriage ban, “it means Prop. 8 is going down to defeat,” she said. “There is no way he will take it to reinstate” the ban. Not all court observers share

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her prediction, but the uncertainty about how Kennedy might vote may, by itself, be enough to deter the high court from hearing an appeal of the decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Four justices must vote for the court to consider a case, but a majority is needed for a ruling. When an appeal reaches the high court, the four most conservative justices will face a tough choice: Vote to have the court hear the case and run the risk that Kennedy would side with the more liberal justices to go beyond the 9th Circuit decision and establish a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. Or turn the case aside, leaving same-sex marriage intact in California but setting no national precedent. The man at the center of the speculation grew up in a Catholic family in Sacramento, where his father was a lawyer and lobbyist in the Legislature. Family friends included then-Gov. Earl Warren. As a Harvard law student, the young Kennedy visited the Supreme Court to meet with Warren, then chief justice. As a justice since 1988, Kennedy has reflected at times both styles of Republicanism: the conservatism and respect for states’ rights of Reagan, who appointed him, as well as Warren’s devotion to civil rights and fair treatment. Two years ago he wrote the much-disputed 5-4 opinion in the Citizens United case that said corporations and unions had a free speech right to spend freely

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on election campaigns. But also that year Kennedy wrote a 5-4 opinion that struck down as cruel and unusual punishment the laws in Florida and elsewhere under which juvenile offenders were sent to prison for life for crimes that did not involve a murder. Sounding a bit like Warren, Kennedy said it was unfair to close the prison doors forever on youths who had gone wrong. Eight years ago he wrote the decision that declared unconstitutional laws in Texas and else-

where that made gays subject to arrest for “deviate” sexual conduct. “The state cannot demean” same-sex couples by making their intimate, private conduct into a crime, Kennedy said. In 1996, he wrote an opinion in a Colorado case called Romer v. Evans that formed the basis for Tuesday’s 9th Circuit decision striking down Proposition 8. Colorado voters had approved an initiative that stripped gays and lesbians of civil rights protections under state and local

ordinances. Kennedy said the law could not stand because it was “born of animosity” toward homosexuals and took away their hard-won legal rights. In Tuesday’s decision, Judge Stephen Reinhardt of Los Angeles did not say gays had a right to marry as a matter of equal treatment. Instead, he focused on same-sex marriage in California and repeated Kennedy’s view that voters could not take away the rights gays had briefly won. “Prop. 8 singles out same-sex

couples for unequal treatment by taking away from them alone the right to marry,” Reinhardt wrote, citing Romer v. Evans. Kennedy sits in the middle of two ideological blocs likely to split evenly on the question of same-sex marriage. The four conservatives are likely to oppose the 9th Circuit’s decision on the grounds that judges should not force such a change in state law. The four liberals are likely to support the 9th Circuit’s decision as a matter of equal treatment.


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t the heart of the HIV disclosure case before the Supreme Court of Canada is the notion that those infected have a right to privacy and autonomy — a right that manifests itself in not having to tell a prospective sex partner that they have HIV. This is misguided. Autonomy should not give people with incurable illnesses the right to put others at risk. Privacy should not mean that infected individuals may bypass consent, without which sex becomes sexual assault. Rights do not exist in a vacuum. Individuals have obligations, too, including the obligation not to willfully or recklessly spread disease. HIV advocates say the disease no longer poses a “significant risk of serious bodily harm” — a key phrase in a 1998 Supreme Court case on HIV disclosure before sex. Treatment or condoms should be enough. The Manitoba Court of Appeal accepted this argument. The onus belongs on those infected with HIV — an onus this country’s HIV advocates do not want to accept. If their view holds sway, many people would be left exposed to the possibility of life-altering disease. The Globe and Mail, Toronto

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he pleas are many to slow down Gov. Sam Brownback’s planned overhaul of the state’s Medicaid program. Legislators from both sides of the aisle have suggested the timetable simply is too quick to effectively transfer management of the $2.9 billion program to private insurance companies. Advocates for the developmentally disabled remain unconvinced the so-called KanCare reforms will be the best for their clients. While we wouldn’t expect many of the 350,000 Kansans currently receiving health care through Medicaid to have lobbyists at the ready in Topeka, we suspect their words would fall on deaf ears as well. The Brownback administration hasn’t even heard back from the federal government whether a waiver will be granted to allow Kansas moving into a private managedcare program, yet it’s full speed ahead. The governor seeks three insurance firms to manage coverage of the state’s poor, disabled and older citizens beginning Jan. 1, 2013. When asked if such a massive restructuring could be delayed, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer said simply: ‘‘Why would we?’’ Perhaps the recent announcement from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas might provide an answer to that very question. The state’s largest insurance company isn’t even going to bid on the Medicaid contract. ‘‘We decided that we could not responsibly commit to so great a change at this time,’’ said BCBS director of institutional relations Angie Strecker. This bears repeating: A company that already covers 880,000 Kansans, operates in all Kansas counties except two, and processed more than 16 million claims in 2010 worth more than $2 billion, doesn’t believe it can responsibly change that quickly. Were Blue Cross Blue Shield to enter the Medicaid side of things, critics easily could argue the company would obtain monopoly status. By abstaining from the bid process, such arguments won’t need to take place. BCBS’ recognition there is not enough time to plan such an enormous change in this critical health-care segment is laudable. We hope this implicit plea catches the ear of the Brownback administration. The governor’s intention is good; services could be improved and costs should be brought down. But if ever a fast track was not needed, this is the time. There is no need to jeopardize care for the state’s most vulnerable populations.

Etcetera... Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was pilloried after being photographed giving President Obama the what-for when she greeted him at the airport, but it wasn’t all bad. Her book, “Scorpions for Breakfast,” jumped from No. 285,568 to No. 21 on Amazon.com’s best seller list… in one day.

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oger Reitz has served this community with distinction for years in both personal and professional capacities. He’s been Manhattan’s mayor and now is nearing the end of his second term as a state senator from the 22nd District, representing Riley and Geary countians. It is not much of an exaggeration to describe him as a model public servant. Thus it’s immensely difficult to understand his decision last week to support a Senate redistricting proposal that would shift Riley County (and Pottawatomie County) into the First Congressional District. Just days before that vote, he had reiterated both his commitment to keep Riley County in the Second District and his concern that a Senate proposal to the contrary would pass. His vote was both bewildering and disappointing. It came, he said, after he’d made as strong a case as he could to senators for a map that would keep Riley County in the Second District. He said he was “crestfallen” when it was supported only by a handful of his peers. That, of course, doesn’t explain his support of a proposal that went against his expressed wishes as well as the wishes of the overwhelming majority of his constituents in Riley County. Even if he believed that changing districts was imminent — that seems to be the conventional wisdom despite a House plan supported by Speaker Mike O’Neal that’s popular in Riley County —Sen. Reitz could have registered a no vote as a matter of record. He knows constituents — from individuals to organizations like the Manhattan-Area Chamber of Commerce — were let down. Still, he wouldn’t, for the record, admit he had made a mistake. Instead, without offering excuses, he expressed frustration at how little progress has been made on other major issues before the Legislature, citing school finance reform, taxation and medical issues, among others. He also said that moving forward on redistricting was “best for Kansas,” and added, “I’m a ‘best-forKansas’ guy.” That is understandable, even admirable. In this case, however, Sen. Reitz’s sense of what’s best for Kansas is at odds with constituents’ notion of what’s best for Riley County.

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Letters to the Editor Police, commission majority right to make public safety the top priority To the Editor: I applaud Riley County Police Department Director Brad Schoen and a few city commissioners for being proactive. It is laughable that bar owners in Aggieville and other places want more chances to police their own overcrowding. They have had that opportunity for many years, every since the first day occupancy limits were established. But the desire to gather the almighty dollar has trumped public safety. They chose every day to pack as many consumers into their businesses as possible with no regard for what might happen if a fire of other tragic event were to break out, causing patrons to be trampled and killed trying to escape.

I would much rather live in a city where we try to prevent those types of headlines and have headlines where we actually are proactive toward public safety. Steve Bundy 4225 McMillin Lane

Put your interest in the Flint Hills to good use as a Konza Prairie docent To the Editor: I’d like to encourage those of you who love the Flint Hills, enjoy working with groups, or just want to know more about the tallgrass prairie ecosystem to come out to the Konza Prairie Education Center at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, for new docent orientation. It’s a good way to find out about the program and see if it’s a good fit for your interests.

The Konza Environmental Education Program provides an opportunity for around 2,000 school children per year to participate in science activities and guided hikes on the Konza, and another 2,000 college and adult participants to enjoy guided hikes on the trails or vehicle tours through the bison grazing area. Participation in the Konza Docent Program is a personally enriching and healthy way to serve the community, learn more about the environment and to get a little exercise. Try it. You’ll like it. To get to the Konza Education Center, drive south on K-177 across the Kansas River bridge, take an immediate right onto McDowell Creek Road, travel about 6 miles and turn left onto Konza Prairie Lane. Continue past the trailhead kiosk to the Education Center. Hope to see you there. Karen Hummel 2107 Londondery Drive

Sales tax issues raise troubling questions opment tax dollars. The city pays more than market value for a piece of property or obtains it through eminent domain, and then sells that property to a developer for less than market value or gives it away free, as in the Dial model. The developer sells or leases the property to a chain store at a profit. The taxpayers pay for each step and then have to pay a special halfcent cent sales tax when they shop in that same chain store. This is called “economic development”? And the proposed tax is a Riley County tax, so it excludes Menard’s, Wal-Mart and others retailers in Pottawatomie County from col-

government involvement. Cities can control development through zoning and building codes. Doing just that would reduce the tax burden. Let’s not forget why the city is $266 million ocal voters in August could be asked to conin debt. It’s because of ill-advised money pits sider a 10-year, half-cent sales tax. In 2002, a like the Flint Hills Discovery Center and similar tax was approved by just 80 votes. Only because previous commissions wanted governRiley County, including the part of Manhattan ment to perform as developers. Well, now the in Riley County, would levy the tax. piper has arrived and he wants his money. While still under review, the resolution I support the fiscally conservative city comwould obligate the county to use its portion of missioners. Hopefully, there also will be fiscalthe revenue to maintain roads and bridges and ly conservative county commissioners in the city to use its portion for economic develNovember. So I’ll offer something for all local opment, possibly including debt reduction. If it taxing entities to consider: There is no fails, both city and county could put sepsuch thing as a budget problem. You arate quarter-cent sales tax resolumay have a spending problem, but not tions on the November ballot. Why a special sales tax to maintain roads a budgetary problem. Manhattan is $266 million in debt and and bridges when that is I cannot support renewal of the sales faces bubble payments of $60 million to tax resolution as I understand it. I 80 million in the next 48 months. It is a basic function of county government? could, however, support the following suggested that a property tax increase but only as a total package: of 7 to 9 mills will be needed in 2013 to Aren’t funds for that in the annual budget? • Move county infrastructure buildaddress these debt payments. I coming and maintenance costs to the Genmend the notion of using sales tax reveral Fund. enue to alleviate city debt, but I think it is too lecting the tax. If the sales tax fails, I know my property taxes • No sales tax money for economic developlittle, too late. I want good, safe roads, and I want Manhattan will increase. I also know visitors will pay this ment. • Pass a city-only sales tax designated only for to flourish, but there are several parts of the tax sales tax, increasing the amount of revenue generated. I get all that. But at some point, prin- debt reduction and include parts pf Manhattan issue I’m struggling with. Why a special sales tax to maintain roads and ciple and common sense should prevail. When in both Riley and Pottawatomie counties. • As city debt is reduced, say five years, the bridges when that is a basic function of county we have legitimate needs like a fire station, city government? Aren’t funds for that in the annual government is coming to property taxes, not the special sales tax must sunset. No 10-year clause. budget? Could it be these funds were in the bud- developing economy or visitors, to pay for it. If I buy gas, groceries, dry goods, clothes, etc. In August, November or some other time, get but were spent on shortfalls in other areas? Could it be that discretionary spending exceeds for a year, paying the proposed half-cent sales Riley County voters will decide, but now is the statutory spending? Maybe if we stop the discre- tax, I will wind up paying the equivalent of a 7- time to let elected officials know your thoughts. tionary spending and balance the annual bud- mill increase in my property tax anyway, so what’s the point? Steve Disbrow, a retired U.S. Army officer, is a get, we won’t need a special county sales tax. Economies can develop on their own without 30-year resident of Manhattan. Here is how I see the use of economic devel-

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U.S., West should arm Syrian opposition Jackson Diehl Washington Post

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he Obama administration loudly denounces Bashar al-Assad, predicts the fall of the Syrian regime and hopes that it reacts like a house of straw. But what if Assad’s defenses — including the tanks and artillery of his Republican Guard and elite Fourth Armored Division — hold? The regime pounds rebel-held areas in the city of Homs, killing hundreds a day. The rebel Free Syrian Army, a hodgepodge of neighborhood militias and defected soldiers armed with light weapons, seems to lack the capacity to stand up to such an assault, much less defeat it. The onslaught in Homs, along with the veto by Russia and China of a U.N. Security Council resolution, prompted Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Joe Lieberman, IConn., to propose that the United States and its allies begin actively aiding the Syrian opposition, including with weapons. The administration demurs: “We don’t think more arms into Syria is the answer,’’ said the State Department. To which McCain tweeted Thursday: “Tell that to the Iranians and Russians.’’ Both have provided materiel aid to Assad’s forces. The administration’s theory seems to be that Assad’s army will soon be exhausted by defections and the impossibility of suppressing opposition across the country. Its generals, this thinking holds, will turn on Assad, depose him and

accept the Arab League’s plan for a democratic transition. Yet Syria’s top generals, like Assad, are members of the minority Alawite clan; the commander of the Fourth Division is his brother, Maher. These men may feel that they have nowhere to go in a country and a region where Sunni Islamists are in the ascendancy, and no choice but to fight to the bitter end. Not possible? Just ask their enemies in Lebanon, the Maronite Christians, who played out a losing hand for 14 years of civil war in the 1970s and ’80s. Either an Assad victory or a long war would be a disaster for the U.S. and its allies; a speedy collapse of the regime would be a devastating blow to Iran, for which Syria is a crucial ally. It follows, then, that the best U.S. policy, in what is a bad and risky situation, is to follow McCain’s advice.Thiscouldbeeasilydonethroughproxies: Persian Gulf states, and possibly Turkey, are already providing aid and probably arms to the Free Syrian Army. A EuropeandiplomatIspokewithshudderedat this prospect: The EU, like the State Department, favors forming a “Friends of Syria’’ group with the ArabLeaguethatwoulddo...well,it’snotclear.But the diplomat said arming the opposition would trigger unforeseeable blowback — another Afghanistan. This, actually, is a misreading of his-

tory. Arming the Afghan opposition in the 1980s succeeded in its aim of driving out the Soviet Union. U.S. responsibility for the subsequent chaos lay in its abandoning the country after 1989. In this case, the United States has reason to provide support for the Syrian op position: precisely so it can be a player in Syria if and when Assad does fall. Western influence could be vital in shapingthepost-Assadregime.Orwoulditbebetter to stand back while Saudi and Qatari fundamentalists ship weapons to their counterparts in Syria — and call the political shots afterward?


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Would Israelis act alone against Iran? Jeffrey Goldberg Bloomberg News Service

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n Sept. 4, 2003, three Israeli Air Force F-15s flew low over the gates of the former death camp at Auschwitz. On the ground — on the train tracks, in fact, leading to the gas chambers — a delegation of Israeli military officers stood at attention. They listened as the lead pilot, thenBrigadier General Amir Eshel, broadcast a statement from his cockpit: “We pilots of the air force, flying in the skies abovethecampofhorrors,arosefromthe ashesofthemillionsofvictimsandshoulder their silent cries, salute their courage and promise to be the shield of the Jewish people and its nation, Israel.’’ Officers who attended the ceremony told me they dreamed, at that moment, of somehow devising a way to send those planes back in time, to bomb the tracks on which they stood while the cattle cars were still rolling. The Israeli Air Force, of course, had permission from the Polish authorities to fly this extraordinary mission. But what wasn’t known at the time was that the Poles and the Israelis disagreed about the flight path. The Poles wanted the Israelis to stay high in the air, above the clouds. Eshel, however, disobeyed the Polish directive, and flew low, so the Israelis on the ground could see him. In a story that has since become famous among Israeli air force officers, Eshel told his fellow pilots, “We had to listen to the Poles for 800 years. Today we don’t have to listen anymore.’’

A photograph of the Auschwitz flyover hangs today in offices across the Israeli defense establishment. In the Ministry of Defense in Tel Aviv, the photos I saw were signed by Gen. Eliezer Shkedi, who was the air force commander at the time. The inscription on these photos read, “To remember. To never forget. To rely on no one but ourselves.’’ Last weekend, Eshel was appointed commander of the Israeli Air Force. It will fall to him to plan and execute the attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities, should Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu order him to do so. Senior U.S. officials think that Netanyahu is preparing to launch such an attack in the coming months. Netanyahu has never kept hidden his feelings about Iran. This is what he told me three years ago: “You don’t want a messianic apocalyptic cult controlling atomic bombs. When the wide-eyed believer gets hold of the reins of power and the weapons of mass death, then the entire world should start worrying.’’ Iran represents the definitive, postNazi Jewish nightmare: a regime that openly argues for the destruction of Israel and is seeking nuclear weapons. The Iranian supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said just last week, “The Zionist regime is a cancerous tumor that

shouldberemovedand willberemoved, God willing.’’ The regime seems bent on building weapons that could actually bring about the obliteration of Israel and its 6 million Jews. Zionism — actual Zionism, not the malicious fever-dream version of Zionism advanced by the clerics in Tehran — demanded that the world grant national equality to the Jewish people. It also made a demand of Jews themselves: Count on no one, because no one will come to your aid in your most dire moment. Over Auschwitz, Eshel took symbolic revenge on the Poles who humiliated the Jews in the centuries leading up to the Holocaust. His then-commander saw in Auschwitz perfect proof that the Zionist

emphasis on selfreliance was correct. Yet Israel hasn’t attacked Iran. Why? American officials think the only reason is the active discouragement of the Obama administration. The message from Obama to Netanyahu is clear: We’ve got this. We won’t let Iran go nuclear, so please don’t do anything yourselves. And if you attack, you may wind up hurting us. No Israeli prime minister has faced quite so difficultadilemmaasthe one Netanyahu faces now. To his east, Iran, an anti-Semitic regime that seeks nuclear weapons and calls for Israel’s elimination. To his west, the United States,Israel’s prime benefactor in a hostileworld.Netanyahuunderstandsthata nuclear Iran could mean permanent insecurity for his people, and eventual war. But he understands, too, that his small nation would be adrift and friendless if it alienated the United States. The self-reliant Zionist in him believes that it is his duty, and his duty alone, to prevent a second Holocaust. But the realist in him knows exactly where the F-15s that flew over Auschwitz were made. Jeffrey Goldberg is a national correspondent for The Atlantic.

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Facebook IPO causes angst among millions Joanna Weiss Boston Globe

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t seems were are all Winklevi now. You remember the Winklevi: Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the large-chinned, well-bred, Harvard-educated twins who sued Mark Zuckerberg over Facebook on the grounds that he had kind-of-sort-of stolen their idea. Well, OK, we’re not completely like them — not in the sense that, when Facebook stock goes public, the court settlement they won could be worth $300 million. But we are Winklevi in the sense that we’re on the outside of Facebook looking in, with a tiny, nagging feeling that the balance isn’t right. Hype about the company’s impending IPO has been everywhere: Analysis of proper valuation, laundry lists of who will reap the most, from Zuckerberg to his early investors to the guy who took stock as payment for painting murals at Facebook headquarters. And with it, among a lot of people I know, has come a related phenomenon of Facebook angst, consisting of several concurrent realizations: 1) Some people are about to get extraordinarily rich. 2) This group does not include me. 3) Why didn’t I see how much the world was going to change? Plenty of folks, it turns out, have reason to feel left behind when a company like Facebook hits the stratosphere. There are analog people who didn’t anticipatethespeedandbreadthofthe digital world. (As a newspaperindustry exile reminded me, the papers once did what Facebook does, just more slowly: People clipped stories, sent them to friends, discussed them in the coffeeshop. Old school!) There are mid-career people facing the standard humanitiesprofession realization. (You love your job and work hard at it, but you don’t make much money. Does this make you noble, or a chump? Discuss.) There are digital people who had good ideas, but not perfect ones — or perfect ideas with imperfect execution. (This was the plight of the Winklevi: Their idea for a Harvard dating website was Facebookish, but it wasn’t Facebook.) And then there is pretty much

everyone: Facebook’s 845 million users, who give the website our time and our personal data and our preferences and our attempts at clever prose, based on which Facebook has figured out how to make billions of dollars selling ads. It’s a stunningly-effective business model, which is why Zuckerberg and his employees are about to get so rich. And it’s not that Facebook users give away so much for absolutely nothing. For no money upfront, we get a powerful tool that we can use however we want: mobilizing worldchanging movements, reconnecting with long-lost friends, stalking ex-boyfriends to see if they’ve gone bald. Our willingness to accept this particular tradeoff says something deep about the state of the modern world. In recent years, we’ve grown accustomed to giving away vast amounts of information in exchange for relatively small benefits. We hand over our shopping lists to the supermarket checker, via those little “rewards cards,’’ in order to save a few pennies on grapes. We send our TV-viewing patterns to the cable companies so we can watch shows at our leisure on our DVRs. We let Google compile vast reserves of data from our searches and our e-mails in exchange for getting free e-mails and searches. This convenience has, arguably, made us more connected, more able to mobilize worldchanging movements. But it has also made us passive and willingly powerless. Every time Facebook makes a change — tinkering with privacy rules, reordering the way the News Feed feedsus—peoplehowlinprotest for a day or two, blog ferociously, and basically relent. It’s our data, but it’s not our platform, after all. The few Facebook holdouts I know — yes, they still exist — have an old-fashioned, independent sensibility about the whole enterprise. They don’t have time for it, they say. And there are still a few things they wouldn’t mind keeping private. The rest of us have made a different calculation, and, like the Winklevi, we might come away with precisely the payoff we deserve. The world was changing around us, and we knew. We let it happen. We just didn’t figure out how to profit from it.

ike blood and plasma, stem cells are usually obtained through an easy procedure, and the people who donate them quickly generate more. In other ways they’re markedly different. There might be only one or two potential donors who are a good match for a patient in need of stem cells. That means donors who are less than entirely altruistic are in a good position to demand thousands of dollars for their stem cells, which would make the life-saving transplant, sometimes used in the treatment of certain cancers and auto-immune diseases, available mainly to the rich. The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals should have taken that into consideration before issuing a confusing ruling: that although bone marrow is covered by a federal ban on compensationfordonations,thestemcellsfrombonemarrow are not. In other words, donors could be paid if the stem cells were extracted from the blood but not directly from bone marrow. The latter is less common but usually a necessity for donations to children. This ruling harms the world of stem cell donation more than it helps it. The National Marrow Donor Program, which keeps the only registry of potential marrow donors in the United States, says it will continue its practice of not paying for stem cells. Looking at what has happened with the sale of blood and plasma makes it clear why. Sellers of plasmaare100timesmorelikelythandonorstohave — and deny — a medical condition that could

potentially endanger the recipient (although plasma can be sterilized, unlike blood or stem cells). Payment for blood is legal but almost unheard of because of the greater risk. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration requires paidfor blood to be labeled as such, and most hospitals will not use it. In addition, allowing payment would make the U.S. a rogue nation under international standards;stemcellregistriesabroadwouldcut off access for American patients. About 1,200 donations a year to Americans come from abroad, almost a quarter of all donations from non-relatives. The intentions of those who want to allow compensation are good; they believe it will encourage more people to join the national registry. But the registry already has 9 million donors and is adding 500,000 each year. The problem isn’t finding volunteers, registry officials say, but that there is too little funding for the necessary genetic testing. And the far more common reason more patients don’t get needed transplants isn’t lack of a match; it’s lack of money or health insurance to pay for it. As a result of the 9th Circuit’s decision, the donor program can’t stop others from offering money, but it can include wording on the standard release that donors sign signaling that they agree not to accept any payment. The FDA, should place the same labeling rules on stem cells as on blood. The ability to save a life is a great motivator for donors, and the recipients are better off if things are kept that way.

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he latest embarrassment from President Barack Obama is more than an embarrassment. It’s an assault on faith that begins with a 2,500-page health-care bill enacted with no one expected to read it except the bureaucrats paid to translate its obscurities into thousands more pages of regulations. After a long look at a phrase that could have been interpreted multiple ways, the president and the masters of your life in the Department of Health and Human Services bypassed the sensible and decreed we are now in the age of mandated contraception coverage, one step closer to Utopian bliss. Depending on type, contraceptives are easy to get for free or very cheaply. A federal study showed that virtually everyone who needs and desires them has them. The chief reason for unwanted pregnancies is carelessness. The administration nevertheless decided to raise insurance premiums so that even the rich could get birth control benefits without copayments or deductibles. Then came the real doozy. Religious organizations are part of the formula. No matter the dictates of their faith, they must purchase birth control coverage for their employees in all their organizations except some churches. Some Catholic bishops and priests have reacted furiously, even threatening civil disobedience. I m am associated with an interdenominational Christian university that has filed a lawsuit opposing the command. I’d like to see the whole nation rise up in anger, but it won’t, not because of the

irreligion of some, but because of the leftist, semisocialist, big government religion of so many. The idea is that there are people who know more about how you should live your life than you do and should therefore give you unbending instructions you are to obey. Mention of limited government leaves those of dictatorial bent shaking in fury, because that would interfere with their own power of interference. I do not think most Americans understand the extent to which everyday liberties are being shredded. Government controls in your home extend to your light bulbs, water in your toilet, your ceiling fans, dishwashers and much more. Wrongheaded welfare measures have mangled our culture, contributing to intergenerational poverty, while wrongheaded industry rules not only make us poorer, but even threaten our safety. The Obama health care measure is a giant leap into this thicket, and one thing this particular requirement jumps over to get there is the First Amendment. The left has looked on the First

Amendment religion clause chiefly as a means of telling Christians their moral judgments should not count in democratic discourse. In intellectual journals, academics amazingly warn that non-secular ethics lead to theocracy. But they do not seem to mind the government forcing people to behave contrary to conscience. Maybe it does not get much emphasis in schools anymore, but many of the early settlers of this country were people seeking religious freedom. That doesn’t mean the colonies allowed perfect religious freedom, but we worked on it, we had a revolution against Britain, we put together a Constitution, we adopted a Bill of Rights, we established our ideals, we got better. We’re now getting worse, although it is all done in the name of a better world. That is always the case with anti-libertarian enthusiasms — they are for the benefit of all us dummies, we are informed by those who see themselves as our betters, so much more enlightened, so morally superior. They are wrong, and something needs to change this election year.

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In Merkel, Europe has a new ‘Iron Lady’ German chancellor EU’s most powerful leader Dale . Herspring Contributing Writer

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here is another “Iron Lady” on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. That nickname, given to Britain’s Margaret Thatcher, is being shared by Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to European press reports. Merkel and Germany hold the key to resolution of Europe’s economic crisis. Germany has the strongest economy in Europe, and its assistance is vital to keeping other countries financially afloat. Merkel certainly is respected, but her tone has not made her overly popular. Merkel has been especially firm with Europe’s No.1 problem — Greece. Last month she said that if Greece does not honor its obligation to cut back on government spending, “it will not be possible to pay out the next tranche,” of the money Greece needs to avoid a financial collapse. In addition to the “Iron Lady,” some in Europe have taken to calling Merkel “the school mistress.” She followed Spain’s efforts at monetary reform “with exceptional attention,” and when the negotiations were complete, she praised Spain’s Minister President Mariano Roy. She called the agreement with labor unions in which salary and benefits were decoupled from inflation “magnificent.” Her words were taken as a blessing by Spaniards and others in the European Community. Interestingly, Germany’s major newspaper noted that the feat was nothing new. Said the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, “Such agreements had been commonplace for a long time; presidents and leaders from France, Italy, Austria, Portugal, and Belgium had already submitted their reports.” On Jan. 30, the EU’s leaders met in Brussels for a special summit. In this case, Merkel did not talk just about spending, although that was important. Instead she emphasized “growth and industry.” She was clearly focusing on “painful reforms along the lines of the German model — a German program for the entire continent. Merkel’s advisers argued that they did not expect everyone in Europe to follow the German lead, maintaining that other governments know their weaknesses and strengths. However, it is noteworthy that Merkel has been repeating at every opportunity the importance of the economic reforms instituted under her predecessor, Gerhard Schroeder. “These reforms have been in effect only 2-3 years, and today we have less that 3 million unemployed.” Merkel seems happy with her new role in Europe. She said, “We in Europe are at a point where our external policy slowly overtakes our internal policies.” Indeed, she believes the problems Europe faces can no longer be dealt with diplomatically. She also showed she was prepared to be undiplomatic. Merkel proposed creating a “budget commissar,” who would watch over how Athens handles its money in return for a new 130 billion euro bailout. The Greeks were outraged. Greece’s finance minister, Evanglos Venizelos, said such an arrangement would force Greece to choose between financial assistance and “national dignity.” He claimed that the EU already had sufficient monitoring safeguards in place. Merkel is in a strong position domestically. German are tired of hearing the Greeks complain about the austerity measures the EU demands, and many regard Greece’s predicament as Greece’s fault. To the average German, Greeks don’t work hard and yet seem to expect the rest of Europe to subsidize their life style. Instead, most Germans believe it is about time someone forced the Greeks to begin earning a living and stop expecting Germany to constantly bail them out of the consequences of their social welfare system. It is unclear how the EU will solve Greece’s financial problems. Nor is it certain that a deal with Greece will solve the EU’s problems. Portugal appears about to follow Greece into insolvency, and some Belgian workers are striking over wage cuts. Even France, led by Merkel’s all,y President Nicolas Sarkozy, is experiencing serious financial problems. Germany, however, is doing just fine. Merkel has become the most powerful political and economic figure in Europe, where international and domestic worlds are increasingly interlocked. Ironically, one now hears complaints from countries like Greece that the Germans will accomplish financially what they couldn’t do militarily in World War II. Maybe that is true, but whose fault is it? In my view, the Greeks should look in the mirror. 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.


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EDUCATION

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012

Education Briefs MHS forensics team results Shawnee Heights (Jan. 27-28) Sweeps 3rd Senate: 1st - Linda Pei; 6th Peg Wefald House One: 2nd - Brodie Herrman House Two: 1st - Augie Fitch; PO - Jake Seaton Novice House One: 2nd Flora Riley; 4th - Haley Heaton; 5th - Kane Aquila; 6th - Angel Zelazny; PO - Reid Erdwien Novice House Two: 1st Robert Kobza; 4th - Lisa Zhu; 6th - Jina Ok; 7th - Molly Bollman; PO - Nathan Strange Impromptu Acting: 2nd Linda Pei Original Oratory: 1st - Jake Seaton Informative Speaking: 1st Linda Pei; 6th - Peg Wefald Dramatic Interpretation: 5th - Alex Tolar International Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st - Linda Pei; 5th - Jake Seaton Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st - Lucy Liu; 2nd Peg Wefald

Rock Creek (Jan. 28) 2nd Sweeps Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st - Augie Fitch; 2nd - Brodie Herrman Original Oratory: 2nd Naomi McClendan; 6th - Jina Ok Informative Speaking: 2nd Brodie Herrman; 3rd - Augie Fitch Dramatic Interpretation: 1st - Hanna Hayden; 5th - Flora Riley Duet Acting: 4th Reever/Bashaw; 6th Hayden/Clark Impromptu Duet Acting: 2nd - Riley/Bashaw

Emporia (Feb. 4-5) 1st Sweeps Senate: 3rd - Vamsi Bhadriraju; 8th - Linda Pei House One: 5th - Lucy Liu; 8th - Brodie Herrman House Two: 5th - Justin Brisedine; 7th - Augie Fitch; 8th - Tris-

tian Larson; PO - Jake Seaton Novice House One: 3rd Peter Sang; 4th - Flora Riley; 6th - Trevor Bashaw; 7th - Angel Zelany; 8th - Reed Beer; PO Gavin Larson Novice House Two: 1st - Amir Esmaelily; 3rd - Molly Bollman; 5th - Lisa Zhu; 6th - Jarard Logan; 7th - Robert Kobza; 8th Issac Blankenau; PO - Jina Ok International Extemporaneous Speaking: 2nd - Linda Pei; 5th - Jake Seaton Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking: 1st - Lucy Liu; 3rd Brodie Herrman Impromptu Acting: 1st Linda Pei; 4th - Lucy Liu Original Oratory: 1st - Jake Seaton Informative Speaking: 1st Linda Pei; 3rd -Brodie Herrman; 4th - Vamsi Bhadriraju; 5th - Augie Fitch Dramatic Interpretation: 3rd - Flora Riley; 4th - Tristain Larson Duet Acting: 3rd - Reever /Bashaw; 4th - Feng/Fang Poetry Interpretation: 7th Jakard Logan Impromptu Duet Acting: 2nd - Riley/Bashaw

Riley County High student receives $600 scholarship Izzy Dugan is the recipient of a $600 Dean Scholarship from Cloud County Community College for the 2012-13 academic year. Izzy will graduate from Riley County High School in May 2012. She is the daughter of Charles Ray and Elizabeth Dugan.

Local student makes Ohio State fall 2011 dean’s list Nathan Biller, of Manhattan, made the Ohio State University fall 2011 dean's list. Nathan is a 2011 Manhattan High graduate. Students completing a minimum of 12 graded credit hours with a GPA of 3.50 or higher are named to the dean's list.

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USD 383 — SCHOOL MEALS Feb. 13 - Feb. 17 — ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Cherry Crunch Bar or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Popcorn Shrimp or All Beef Hot Dog, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Mixed Vegetables, Applesauce, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Valentine Chicken Nuggets or BBQ Pork Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Valentine Shape Up, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Waffle Sticks or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs or PB & J Sandwich, Curly Fries, Corn, Banana, Milk. THURSDAY- NO SCHOOL TODAY FRIDAY- NO SCHOOL TODAY

— MIDDLE SCHOOLS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Cinni Mini’s or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Orange Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Battered Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Fajita, Fajita Blend Vegetables, Bananas, Applesauce or Juice, Cherry Crisp, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Belgian Waffle Sticks, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Peaches, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. THURSDAY- Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: BBQ Beef Sandwich, Baked Beans, Pears, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. FRIDAY- Breakfast: French Toast Sticks or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla, Baby Carrots with Dip, Fruit Cocktail, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Sugar Cookie, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/

Chips or Chef Salad, Milk.

— HIGH SCHOOL EAST CAMPUS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Cinni Mini’s or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Orange Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Battered Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Pancake on a Stick, Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Fajita, Fajita Blend Vegetables, Bananas, Applesauce or Juice, Cherry Crisp, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Belgian Waffle Sticks, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Spicy Chicken Sandwich, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Peaches, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. THURSDAY- Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: BBQ Beef Sandwich, Baked Beans, Pears, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. FRIDAY- Breakfast: French Toast Sticks or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla, Baby Carrots with Dip, Fruit Cocktail, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Sugar Cookie, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza, Hoagie w/

Chips or Chef Salad, Milk.

— HIGH SCHOOL WEST CAMPUS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Chicken Biscuit or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Nuggets, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Battered Green Beans, Baby Carrots, Side Salad, Shape-Up, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Pizza Hoagie w/ Chips or Chef Salad, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Mini Strawberry Pancakes, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: BBQ Pork Sandwich, Curly Fries, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Corn, Side Salad, Cherry Crisp, Fruit Cocktail or Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Sandwich Selection, Chef Salad, Pizza or Rotating Variety Bar, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Glazed Donut, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Lasagna RollUp, Freshly Cut Cucumber Slices, Mixed Vegetables, Side Salad, Peaches, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Breadstick, Sandwich Selection, Chef Salad, Pizza or Rotating Variety Bar, Milk. THURSDAY- Breakfast: Biscuit’s & Gravy, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken Quesadilla, Green Beans, Baby Carrots, Side Salad, Pineapple Tidbits, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Sugar Cookie, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Sandwich Selection, Chef Salad, Pizza or Rotating Variety Bar, Milk. FRIDAY- Breakfast: French Toast Sticks, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: General Tso’s Chicken, Vegetable Fried Rice, Fresh Broccoli, Corn, Side Salad, Mandarin Oranges, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Sandwich Selection, Chef Salad, Pizza or Rotating Variety Bar, Milk.

Area schools creates for international art project Five hundred-fifty artworks have been collected this week from students in kindergarten through sixth grade at Rossville and St. Mary's elementary schools in conjunction with the international public art project, The Dream Rocket Project. In 2014, the art will be joined with approximately 8,000 other works to wrap a 365-foot Saturn V Moon Rocket replica at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala. Prior to the wrapping of the Saturn V, all submissions are being displayed in venues such as libraries, schools and museums. Since May 2010, the Dream Rocket team has completed 44 exhibits and has scheduled a total of 81, including a show at the Wamego Public Library from April 1 to 30. To date, the Dream Rocket team has received submissions representing 351 cities, 49 states and countless countries. The quantity of art was produced in 29 classes taught by Jennifer Marsh, visiting assistant professor and Catron Fellow at Washburn University, and Nadine Fisher, art teacher at St. Mary's and Rossville ele-

mentary schools. Marsh is also founder of the International Fiber Collaborative (IFC), organized in response to the growing need within her community for supplemental arts education for public schools, community arts and an outlet for individuals around the world to find common ground. More information about the International Fiber Collaborative and its current project is available at thedreamrocket.com.

Hy-Vee presents gift to Manhattan Catholic School Officials from the Manhattan Hy-Vee presented a $1,500 SMART Board interactive whiteboard to Manhattan Catholic School on Wednesday. MCS is one of more than 200 schools throughout the Midwest that are receiving the innovative technology tools this year through Hy-Vee’s SMART Points promotion, which is now finished. Shoppers purchased products earning points fora designated school. MCS achieved the highest average points score in its region to earn the SMART Board.

KSU students creating Trump Tower replica with canned food Two engineering student organizations at Kansas State are joining together for a nationwide event aimed at feeding the hungry. The student chapters of the Structural Engineers Association of Kansas and Missouri and the Associated General Contractors are collaborating for Canstruction, a community service charity that helps promote the design community and raise food for hunger relief efforts. Their goal is to collect canned goods to construct a scaled replica of the Trump Tower in Chicago at the All-University Open House, April 20-21. At the conclusion of open house, all of the canned goods will be donated to the Flint Hills Breadbasket. Blair Fahrny Roedel, senior in architectural engineering, of Manhattan, and president of the K-State chapter of the Structural Engineers Association of Kansas and Missouri, says the Flint Hills Breadbasket was chosen because of a desire to keep the two organization's resources local. "Helping the area around Manhattan is important to our organization and the Breadbas-

ket is always looking for donations," she said. Both organizations are accepting monetary donations to purchase the required amount of cans and actual canned goods as well. Companies or individuals making donations or providing discounts will have their name displayed adjacent to the replica. Donations can be made in the College of Engineering dean's office and on the day of the event. Cans provided during open house also will be added to the replica. Roedel said the project goal is to be able to construct a 20foot tall scale replica with a 5foot-wide base. For more information on Canstruction, visit the charity's website at canstruction.org. The student chapter of the Structural Engineers Association of Kansas and Missouri serves to introduce, education and expand the art and science of structural engineering to students. The student chapter of Associated General Contractors is an organization that provides a link between the construction industry and education.


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Sweet gestures Cute, punny homemade valentines, perfect for sharing with classmates Megan Moser lifestyle@themercury.com

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y sister has a collection of vintage valentines — cards from the ‘40s ‘50s and ‘60s with corny, adorable sentiments. (One, for example, shows two teacups and the words “You suit me to a tea, Valentine!”) So we have long held the belief that a good valentine should always include a really bad pun — and maybe a fun treat, too. With that in mind, here are some ideas for valentines perfect for kids to pass out in the classroom. These go

just a little beyond the typical storebought cards and heart-shaped candy. Each one requires just a little DIY-ing, but none are too expensive and none happen to include candy. You can create your own versions at home by downloading PDFs from our website, www.themercury.com, and printing them on your home printer or at a commercial print shop. Or you can make them from scratch, either by hand or on your own computer. Some of these ideas were adapted from websites and online magazines. Be creative and come up with your own valentines.

Staff photos by Sarah Midgorden

‘I never tire of you’ valentine Supplies: White cardstock Printer Small cellophane treat bags Twist-ties or tape Toy cars Black ink pad (optional)

tracks, designate one car as the “ink” car. Roll it across the ink pad, then create tire tracks on the card. (Don’t give this car as a valentine unless you clean the tires first!) Slip each card into a cellophane treat bag with a car in front and secure with tape.

‘I’m fortunate we’re friends’ valentine (Shown above) Supplies: Labels or tags Printer, optional Mini takeout boxes Fortune cookies Directions: Find miniature Chinese-takeout-style boxes in the party section of Hobby Lobby or in the wedding section of Dollar Tree. Create a label or tag that says, “I’m fortunate we’re friends!” or “I’m lucky you’re my valentine!” and affix it to the box.

Directions: Download the cards from our website and print on white cardstock or create your own. Ours say “We’re fast friends, Valentine!” and “I’ll never tire of you, Valentine!” Cut out each one.

Add one or two fortune cookies, found in the Asian food section of most grocery stores.

If you want to make tire

‘I like you a lotto’ valentine Supplies: White cardstock Printer Silver acrylic paint

Liquid dish soap Small paint brush Pennies Directions: Download the cards from our website and print on white cardstock or create your own. Cut out cards. In a small dish, mix two parts silver paint with one part dish soap. Paint over circles; let dry for an hour, then give it a second coat and let dry. Hand out with pennies so kids can scratch off and see their prize. Ours say “Valentine, I like you a lotto!” and offer the recipient a smile, a high-five or a compliment.

‘Love potion’ valentine Supplies: Paper Printer, optional Small bottles of water Individual drink mix packets or fizzy tablets, such as Kool-Aid Hole punch Tape String or ribbon

Directions: Download the labels from our website and print on white paper or create your own. Ours say “Valentine, you’ve got me all mixed up!” Cut out labels, tape over labels already on bottles. Punch a hole in drink mix packets and tie around neck of water bottle with string or ribbon. Add a straw, if you like.

‘We get along swimmingly’ valentine Supplies: White cardstock Printer Small cellophane treat bags Twist-ties or tape Goldfish Directions: Download the fishbowl cards from our website and print on white cardstock or create your own. Ours say “We get along swimmingly!” “You’re quite a catch, Valentine!” and “I’m glad we’re in the same school!” Cut out each fishbowl, slide it into the cellophane bag (we found ours in the baking section of Hobby Lobby; they’re about 4 inches by 7 inches) and add a handful of Goldfish crackers or Swedish fish candies. Secure the open end of the bag with tape or a twisttie.

Vintage valentines These are just a few examples of funny — and often horribly cheesy — valentines common in in the middle of the 20th century. You can still find these vintage cards in antiques stores or on auction sites like eBay. Courtesy photos

“I want tub-be first in your heart.”

“‘Darn’ it! You gotta be my valentine!”

“I’m ‘scent-i-mental’ about you, Valentine.”

“I’m gonna ‘pop’ a ‘corny’ question. . . Will you be my Valentine?”

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Two words to solve FPD: tow trucks I used to be young and stupid, and even at this hazy distance I have the vague recollection of having once or twice succumbed to the desire to get young and stupid drunk. But only once or twice. An extended session of rolling around on the floor, my head pounding, my stomach heaving, my various internal organs in full rebellion, my fondest wish being to leave body at least for the interim, and all the aspirin in the world failing to ameliorate any of the above symptoms, taught me on short order that while one or two glasses of beer was sociable, very much more than that was simple abuse. See, I did learn something in college. And so, I presume, do most of the attendees at what has become the annual Fake Patty’s Day here. Another iteration of that event looms a month or so away now, and given the apparently inexhaustible supply of dumb college kids we can expect an influx. The community’s leaders have spent a substantial amount of time the past several months trying without much success to agree on how to handle Fake Patty’s Day. Most of what bothers people about it — public drunkenness, underage drinking, loud parties, parking across driveways or in park spaces, littering, overcrowded taverns, jaywalking Bluemont — can be characterized in seven letters: illegal. Some, particularly Aggieville bar owners but a few city leaders as well, have lobbied for its regulation as a more or less formal festival. Beyond facilitating the ability of bar owners to make even more money, I don’t really get this approach. To provide a government imprimatur to an occasion so routinely replete with so many inherently illegal activities seems somehow. . . I don’t know. . . irresponsible. That may be why while some have promoted the idea, others have fought it to a draw. Truth be told, I’m not sure there isn’t some measure of merit to the idea of roping off Aggieville for the weekend, posting notices (“Danger, enter at your own risk”), and standing back. I’ve always held to the view that the way to handle vice isn’t to prohibit it but to zone and tax it. If the city could put a special 10cent excise tax on every beer sold between midnight March 9 and midnight March 11, as many problems might be solved as are created. But this solution fails to consider that Aggieville is not by its nature a combat zone. There are plenty of non-alcoholic businesses in the area, many of which would be hurt by the free-fire zone approach. Whatever occurs in Aggieville, the event remains a problem for those who live in other affected areas. I’ll say one thing for the drunken escapades of my youth: I never peed or puked in somebody else’s yard. I never made a spectacle of myself in a residential neighborhood. And I never blocked some guy’s driveway so I could get to a loud party next door. Over the course of the past few Fake Patty’s Days, I’ve seen all those things happen here, some of them miles away from Moro Street. Let it be noted that virtually everything wrong with Fake Patty’s Day — public drunkenness, underage drinking, loud parties, littering, illegal parking — is also wrong when done in the middle of an August heat wave. Laws already exist against all of those transgressions, so the real question is one of enforcement. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: the best way to control Fake Patty’s Day is to enforce the existing laws, especially the parking laws, and to do so ruthlessly. A kid who leaves the Ville or a party in some quiet, out-of-theway neighborhood to find a vacant space where he left his illegally parked car will on short enough order get the message that we are not the welcoming, tolerant community he wants to return to. Particularly when it costs him a few hundred dollars to get those wheels back. If we want to turn Fake Patty’s Day into any sort of festival, let’s make it a tow truck festival. We’ll only have to do it once.


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n July 12, 1843, in Nauvoo, Ill., Mormon prophet Joseph Smith recorded a revelation from God (Doctrine and Covenants, Section 132) which distinguished between marriage in this world, which ended with the death of a partner, and celestial marriage, which lasted forever. The revelation said that plural marriage was acceptable provided the woman was free and both the present and proposed wives gave their consent and various other issues. The revelation also discussed Old Testament prophets Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon, who had plural wives, which was nothing new in the Judaeo-Christian tradition. From this revelation it followed that plural marriage was not only permitted, but desirable. “In the Whirlpool” and “PostManifesto Polygamy” consider the practice of polygamy and how it played out in the lives of two men, father and son, who were very high in the Church’s hierarchy, and also in the lives of their wives. The preface, statement of editorial method, and three introductory essays take up about half of “Into the Whirlpool.” The preface is a brief history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, an introduction to Woodruff himself, and an introduction to his letters. Reid L. Nielson’s essay, “A Friendship Formed in Exile,” tells the story of the Atkin family and their little village on the Virgin River south of St. George, Utah, where Woodruff , living under the name of Lewis Allen, beginning in 1879, sought refuge from the U. S. government’s attempts to appre-

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IN THE WHIRL POOL: THE PRE-MANIFESTO LETTERS OF PRESIDENT WILFORD WOODRFUFF TO THE WILLIAM ATKIN FAMILY, 18851890. Reid L. Neilson, ed.With contributions by Thomas G. Alexander and Jan Shipps. Norman, Oklahoma: The Arthur H. Clark Company, an imprint of the University of Oklahoma Press, 2011. 211 pages, including 15 pages of photos, plus further reading list, index. hend him for his polygamy. Atkin and others provided safe houses for various polygamists during the government’s drive to stamp out plural marriage. Thomas G. Alexander’s essay, “The Odyssey of a Latter Day Prophet,” tells of the efforts by the U. S. government to eliminate the practice of plural marriage through passing anti-polygamy laws, particularly the Edmunds-Tucker Act of 1887; the appointment of law officers and judges to enforce these laws; and the appeal process through the courts, which finally ended with the Supreme Court declaring that polygamy was illegal. It tells of the government’s attempts to take over the Church’s property and other assets, and the effort by Woodruff and the Church’s other top leaders to prevent its happening. This all leads to Woodruff receiving a revelation from God in 1890, published as the “Manifesto,” which said that polygamy had

been found by the Supreme Court to be unlawful, and that nobody should perform any marriages which were contrary to the law of the land. Jan Shipp’s essay, “The Principle Revoked” deals with Mormon reaction to the Manifesto. A few individuals chose to ignore the Manifesto, while others saw it coming and were relieved, yet others were surprised. Shipp’s essay thoughtfully explores the Manifesto and the various reactions to it. Wilford Woodruff’s letters cover the period during his time as a fugitive from the U.S. government because of his plural wives. He was forced to hide out wherever he could. He stayed much of his time with the Atkin family, but the letters are written when he was tending to Church business, dealing with family business, or doing other necessary things. These letters show him to be a dedicated Church official, but also a friendly person, who was

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he author of “Once Upon a Secret,” Mimi Alford, had an affair with President John F. Kennedy before she was old enough to vote. Having kept this story under wraps for almost 50 years, Alford now sets off a firestorm of gossip about its sordid details. There is much to tsktsk about in Alford’s account of her wideeyed innocence and the president’s particular brand of cruelty toward her. But there’s not a lot of news, so the fuss should soon die down. When it does, “Once Upon a Secret” can be better appreciated for what it really is: the strangest memoir about secrets and lies since “The Politician,” by Andrew Young, exposed the delusional arrogance behind John Edwards’ presidential campaign. Like Young, Alford seems to have little idea how badly her stories reflect on herself. Nor does she have a very wide frame of reference. She recalls a proper, preppy upbringing on a New Jersey farm, in the kind of farmhouse that had seven fireplaces and a ballroom. She describes life as a debutante nicknamed the Monkey. (If Alford ever read “Portnoy’s Complaint,” she’s not saying.) And she writes of attending Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn., where in 1961 she had the idea of interviewing a famous alumna, or “Ancient”: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. Alford, then Marion Beardsley, didn’t get as far as the first lady. But she got to Washington, impressed Letitia Baldrige, the first lady’s social secretary, and wrote a school newspaper article that made Baldrige mindful of Clare Boothe Luce and Madame de Stael. A year later she had a 19-year-old’s impressionability and a sum-

mer job as a White House intern. If there is one question that Alford’s story poses, it is this: How did she end up in bed with the president on her fourth day at work? This may be the hardest part of her adventure to imagine, but it’s what she explains best in the half of this book that reconstructs a 19year-old’s thinking. ONCE UPON A SECRET: MY AFFAIR WITH She was invited to P R E S I D E N T J O H N F. K E N N E D Y A N D I T S swim at lunchtime in AFTERMATH Mimi Alford 198 pages. Random the White House House. $25. pool. She couldn’t actions. Sure, she began say no. to notice that other The president arrived White House staffers unannounced, asking, resented her. And she “Mind if I join you?” She realized that, as a stucouldn’t say no to that, dent at Wheaton College either. in Massachusetts being That afternoon she whisked off to Washingwas invited to what she ton for weekends during thought was a “wel- the school year, she come-to-the-staff get- didn’t have a life of her together” that turned own. out to be in the White But Alford was so House’s family quar- bewitched that she conters. tinued to think of hon“Would you like a tour esty “as a defining of the residence, Mimi?” aspect of my personalithe president asked. ty, a core value,” even as And then, ushered into she learned how to lie to the first lady’s bedroom everyone she knew. to admire the decor, she ‘’Once Upon a Secret” was a goner. The presi- includes a couple of dent who could so com- truly vile episodes in fortably talk the lan- which the president guage of Miss Porter’s humiliated Mimi by effortlessly steered her telling her to service into bed. other men sexually. But Alford’s account of the first part of the book her own mental process- mostly presents her as a es is remarkable for willing, star-struck parwhat it misses. ticipant who appealed She did not think of to the president’s snobconfiding in anyone. bery. She did not think this “He just couldn’t was an extramarital resist a girl with a little affair. (“I was merely bit of Social Register in occupying the presi- her background,” she dent’s time when his writes. wife was away.”) She did It is only when she not think it interesting begins a courtship with that, while his favorite a college boy song was “I Believe in (“Williams! How could You,” that paean to self- you?” teases the Harconfidence from “How vard-educated presito Succeed in Business dent) that her meltdown Without Really Trying,” starts. her teenage taste ran to Alford, put to the test, “Will You Love Me was willing to pre-cheat Tomorrow?” And she on her future husband, didn’t find it degrading Tony Fahnestock. And to be put on the plane he married her even with the luggage when after he learned about the president traveled. this betrayal. What she especially They stayed married didn’t think about was (apparently without disthe steep price she SEE NO. 1, PAGE D3 would pay for her

concerned with the well being of his family and friends. His fear of capture and imprisonment was very real. The federal government had imprisoned more than 1000 men, including the highest Church officials,. A warrant was out for Woodruff, too. Toward the end of the period covered, the Church was able to convince the government that it no longer backed the doctrine of plural marriage and was no longer performing the practice. As a result, the Government reduced its persecution of the Church and its members, and essentially adopted a live and let live policy for the 83 year-old man, and for others who were not flagrant about breaking the law “Post-Manifesto Polygamy” concerns letters among Abraham Owen Woodruff (1872-1904), son of Wilford Woodruff, and Owen’s first wife, Helen SEE

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ive Nathan Englander credit for chutzpah. The title of his new book of short fiction, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” draws on two iconic antecedents: the young diarist killed at Bergen-Belsen and the Raymond Carver story “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love.” Each, in its way, informs the collection; each, in its way, helps to set the terms. And what are those terms? The tension between the religious and the secular, between the American setting of much of this work and the more elusive textures of Jewish life. For Englander —a selfproclaimed “apostate,” raised in an Orthodox W H A T W E T A L K A B O U T W H E N W E T A L K community in Long ABOUT ANNE FRANK by Nathan Englander; Island, now living in Alfred A. Knopf $24.95 Brooklyn by way of Jerusalem — this is a want to know what I felt?” he defining issue. “But what do you writes. “Do you want to know if I do,” he (or a character very cried? We don’t share such much like him) asks in a story things in my family — we don’t called “Everything I Know tell this much even. Already I’ve About My Family on My Mothgone too far.” er’s Side,” “if you’re American There it is, what stories have and have no family history and to offer: a way to shape experiall your most vivid childhood ence, even when experience is memories are only the plots of not quite clear. sitcoms, if even your dreams, Englander makes this explicwhen pieced together, are the it by constantly changing the snippets of movies that played details, the more his narrator in your ear while you slept?” learns. Did his grandfather’s The triumph of “What We Talk brother die of a brain tumor or About When We Talk About was it an infection after being Anne Frank” is Englander’s struck by a car? ability to balance one against Did his cousin-in-law Theo the other, to find, even as he’s really shoot a dog with a .22 calling it unfindable, the deephandgun when he was 3 years er story, the more nuanced narold? rative. “Everything I Know The answer, as with all stoAbout My Family on My Mothries, is that it doesn’t really mater’s Side” is a perfect case in ter, that the myth bears more point: Broken into 63 numbered meaning than any fact alone. “I sections, it is a story about the guess I handled it,” Theo search for a viable story, in declares, “because I still which the disconnected pieces remember the feel of the shot,” come together to make a kind of and that phrase, “the feel of the sense. “What you do is tell the shot,” brings the anecdote into stories you have, as best you focus, making it resonate with can,” the protagonist’s girlthe weight of truth. friend tells him although, For Englander, this weight of almost immediately, she backtruth is significant, since he can tracks: “I don’t mean that. ... You tilt toward the magical realist find better stories than that.” or, more precisely, toward the At times, this means a fluid tradition of Jewish fable writinterplay between memory and ing as embodied by Isaac Basheinvention; the main character vis Singer and Sholem Alehere shares Englander’s first ichem. name. And yet, that only engages us even more. “Do you SEE NO. 3, PAGE D3


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Who says the library does not know how to party? I am sure “party” is not the first word that comes to mind when thinking of libraries, but we like to break out of the mold sometimes. We have parties and programs for kids and teens this month, so don’t be surprised if you smell yummy food or hear distant music and laughter while you are passing through. Our ten weekly storytimes started in January, averaging about 20 children at each session. Last week, we added another option - Spanish Storytime! Marisol Teran-Apadaca from the Bebe Language Academy will be presenting these bilingual storytimes every month on the 2nd Friday and Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Spanish storytimes will feature picture books read in both English and Spanish, interspersed with traditional rhymes and songs. Spanish speaking families are encouraged to come, as well as children who do not know any Spanish. Last Friday and Saturday, Ms. Marisol read Biscuit/Bizocho, Wiggle/A Tu Ritmo, and Good Boy, Fergus/Muy Bien Fergus. Join us again March 9-10 for Spanish and English zoo stories, including an all-time favorite: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” We celebrated Chinese New Year on Friday afternoon when USD 383 kids were out of school. Children who came to the “Year of the Dragon” party led a Dragon Parade through the library, ending with party “poppers,” and participated in a “Sweep out the Bad Luck” broom relay. The group made cool crafts such as Chinese lanterns, good luck Kanji, lucky money envelopes, and dragons. Children’s librarian Melendra Sutliff-Sanders came up with the idea for this party because “it’s a celebration that is fun to all different cultures and, at the same time, exposes kids who are not from China to some important traditions of another society.”

AT THE LIBRARY Jennifer Adams

CHILDREN’S SERVICES We will continue celebrating the year of the dragon at the library with our newest early literacy station activities. These simple games and puzzles are designed to go with the picture book “Dragon Dancing” by Carole Lexa Schaefer, and they are available for young children to play with in the Children’s Room for the next six weeks. Create an alphabet dragon on our magnet board, make new poems with alliterative action words from the book (like “slip-sliding” and “mishmooshing”), or don a mask and scarf to perform a dragon dance. More days off from school this week may leave some kids (and parents) looking for free entertainment. Make your way to the library on Thursday afternoon for our “Origami Yoda” Party. For those of you who don’t know, Tom Angleberger’s hilarious children’s novel, “The Strange Case of Origami Yoda,” has been on the New York Times bestseller list, along with the sequel, “Darth Paper Strikes Back.” Fans of the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books are eating up this new, silly series about sixth graders who begin to believe the weird kid’s origami Star Wars finger puppet can actually predict their futures and provide wise advice. Kids who come to our party on February 16 at 2 p.m. will get to make their own origami characters and Star Wars masks and participate in some fun games. Children’s librarian Jessica Long adds that “Someone will

get to destroy the Death Star piñata!” A couple of lucky kids will get to take home a prize book, too. Following the party, the library will show an animated movie following the adventures of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Count Dooku. Friday is our kids’ Wii Play Day from 2:00-3:30, recommended for ages 5 and up. We will have two Wii stations with games projected onto big screens. Kids can sign up when they arrive for a spot to play “Smurf Dance Party” or “Mario & Sonic Olympic Winter Games.” Staff and volunteers will be on hand to make sure all kids get a chance to play, and parents are asked to stay with children under age 8. Teens can play Wii games at the monthly “Last Tuesday Gaming” in the Groesbeck Room on February 28, 4:006:00. Speaking of teens, young adult librarian Janene Hill has planned an interesting and tasty event for kids in middle school and high school on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2:00: Microwave Experimentation! Do you know what happens when a frozen grape or bar of soap gets nuked? You’ve heard you should never put aluminum foil in the microwave, but have you ever seen what it looks like? Join us at the library to see what we can light up, fire up, and melt down with several interesting experiments, followed by yummy microwave snacks (not made in the same microwaves). You can support teen programming at the library by visiting the Teen Library Advisory Board’s bake sale on Saturday, March 3, from 10:00-2:00. Eat your baked goodies while you browse for cheap books at our Friends Group’s Annual Book Sale that day. Book sale proceeds and other donations help fund our fun programs and parties, so it’s a win-win for everyone.

Release of Harlem Renaissance collection features a few surprises Harry Jackson Jr. St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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ast fall, the Library of America released two volumes featuring authors who wrote during the Harlem Renaissance, that vague early 20th-century era when black novelists, artists, poets, musicians, essayists and even publishers pushed black culture to the forefront. The Harlem Renaissance served the purpose, awakening whites to the injustice of racism and assuring blacks that they weren’t alone. But the stories of the time were often what is now standard fare for Black History Month in February. Did we really need more woe-is-me bookends for English and African-American history teachers? That’s the surprise. The selection of stories, amazingly, attests that among the philosophy and social commentary of much Harlem Renaissance literature is some delightful creativity. Washington University professor Rafia Zafar edited the collection and gives us much more than a warmed-over, academically conferred A-list of masters such as Richard Wright or Zora Neale Hurston.

Instead there are some real groundbreaking surprises: •George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More,” considered by many the first science fiction novel by a black writer. A black guy goes through a process (symbolically a wishgranting potion) that can turn him white! A fine predecessor to Octavia Butler, who has used skin color as a metaphor for a number of social issues. •Nella Larsen’s troubling “Quicksand,” a tense, psychoheadbanger account of a woman trying to make it in early America even though her parents were Scandinavian and African. •Arna Bontemps’ metaphor of manhood and revolution, “Black Thunder,” is a fictionalized story about a true slave revolt in Virginia led by Gabriel Prosser. A fine predecessor to later fictionalized stories of the Buffalo Soldiers and Tuskegee Airmen. •Langston Hughes’ word symphony “Not Without Laughter.” His lyrical, and only, novel begins with a tornado in the Midwest. •Rudolph Fisher’s dark “The Conjure-Man Dies,” considered by many the first mystery written by a black author. Incidentally, in my second reading after three decades, I

HARLEM RENAISSANCE NOVELS: THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA COLLECTION edited by Rafia Zafar; Library of America $70 for set or $35 per volume saw the loins that spawned people like Walter Mosley and Chester Himes. These are not just another bundle of obligatory texts to look up during Black History Month: These are for anyone who simply likes to read good books. If you can only afford one volume, read the second volume with four novels of the 1930s. But the entire collection is nine novels with the famous Library of America’s cocktail party snob notes (and I mean that really in a good way). Not a bad deal.

A teenager’s affair with the president NO. 1, FROM PAGE D2 cussing Kennedy) for more than 20 years. From the wedding onward “Once Upon a Secret” becomes increasingly crazy and sad. Alford gives up on the idea that one day she and Tony will laugh about her youthful indiscretion. They settle into an angry, joyless union. She starts reading squishy self-help books and parroting their platitudes. She takes up marathon running and claims to have been “assigned” by the New York Road Runners to share a hotel room in London with a fellow athlete with whom she had been flirting. She is identified as a Kennedy girlfriend in 2003, and claims to have enjoyed being trapped in her New

York apartment while reporters staked out the building. “I caught up on my reading and knitting,” she writes. What now? Serenity of course. Alford claims to be completely purged of guilt, grief and baggage by the cleansing process of acknowledging past mistakes. And she describes a happy new marriage, albeit in the strangest terms. (“What could be better, I thought, than a man whose enthusiasm for Brussels sprouts matched mine?”) She describes working for a church without being religious. She writes about weekly budget-balancing with her husband as if it were more fun than lolling around in the president’s bathtub.

And, most astoundingly, she ends the book with an inspirational account of how she and her husband visited the Kennedys’ graves at Arlington National Cemetery. Thinking of the president lying beside the first lady did make her feel “like an intruder,” she admits. So the etiquette lessons of her cotillion days at least taught her something. But she also mouths the words “Thank you” at the gravesite, because she believes Kennedy gave her a terrible secret that became a great blessing that became a miraculous redeeming force, a gift that now warrants public celebrating. It took an awful lot of Brussels sprouts to give her the clean conscience she boasts today.

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Taylor’s feminism was rooted in her work Chris Foran Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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e love to graft Big Ideas onto Big Stars. John Wayne is America, Elvis Presley is The King, Marlon Brando is The Rebel, Bob Dylan is The Prophet. Elizabeth Taylor is so big we keep adding ideas onto her. She’s been The Beauty, The Star, The Great Actress, The Husband Collector. But The Feminist? So argues M.G. Lord, in “The Accidental Feminist: How Elizabeth Taylor Raised Our Consciousness and We Were Too Distracted by Her Beauty to Notice.” There’s an interesting idea lurking here, but it’s obscured by insights that are simultaneously thin and overreaching. Which is kind of a shame, since anything that gets you past the glitter and into Taylor’s movies isn’t a bad thing. Lord, the author of the cheeky and smart “Forever Barbie,” argues that Taylor carried the banner of feminism, on screen and off, sometimes without knowing it but always without apology. And Lord has Taylor carrying that banner from childhood. “National Velvet,” Lord says, is based on a fierce, gender-bending polemic of a children’s novel, with Taylor _ all of 12 years old at the time _ taking a stand for equality by posing as a male jockey to win the big race. The 1944 movie helped make Taylor a star, and, according to Lord, started her on a path of movies that celebrated not just her beauty but her independence and intelligence. Let the quibbles start right there. As a contract employee with MGM, the biggest and best studio in Hollywood, until 1960, Taylor had little control over

THE ACCIDENTAL FEMINIST: HOW ELIZA BETH T A Y L O R R A I S E D O U R C O N S C I O U S NESS AND WE WERE TOO DISTRACTED BY HER BEAUTY TO NOTICE by M.G. Lord; Walker & Co. $23 what movies she made and how they were played. She was not taking a stand for something; she was just working. Second, for every movie in that period of her career in which she played a strong, independent woman _ “A Place in the Sun,” “Giant” _ there are a couple where she’s the opposite ( “Father of the Bride,” “The Last Time I Saw Paris,” “Raintree County”). Lord solves that little problem by ridiculing and dismissing the movies that don’t fit her idea and celebrating the ones that do. Once Taylor was in firmer control of her career, she did pick some roles that fit Lord’s feminist mold: Cleopatra ( “Cleopatra”), Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Regina in a touring production of “The Little Foxes.” But in that “independent” phase of Taylor’s career, she also picked some parts that are anything but feminist, playing exiled idealists ( “The Sandpiper”), cougars ( “The Only Game in Town”) and desperate women defined by the men in their lives _ not exactly Gloria Steinem material. In other words, Taylor was, again, just working.

More problematic in “The Accidental Feminist” is Lord’s squishy idea of what constitutes feminism. She acknowledges it’s a tricky term to pin down, but uses that to give her license to bend the concept to her needs. So, characters as farranging as Angela in “A Place in the Sun” _ simultaneously an ideal of romance and a mother figure (“Tell mama, tell mama all”) _ and Gloria in “Butterfield 8,” a “working” girl who pays for her principles, are equally models of female empowerment and identity. Still, Lord does use her device to open up some of Taylor’s more interesting movies. Her takes on neglected movies such as “The Sandpiper” and “Reflections in a Golden Eye” make you want to see them (or, if you’ve seen them before, see what you were missing). I found myself wishing Lord had included more movies _ she gives just a brief mention, for example, to the boisterous and fun screen version of “The Taming of the Shrew,” with Taylor as Kate and still-then-hubby Richard Burton as Petruchio _ in the mix to bolster her argument. Lord even folds Taylor’s AIDS activism _ which came with courage and conviction and no small threat to her career _ into her feminism. It’s not entirely off the mark, but it feels like she’s got things in reverse order: Taylor’s passion for fairness and humanity made her in tune with feminism, not the other way around. Taylor’s death ensures an eventual torrent of books about her life. “The Accidental Feminist,” one of the first in the stream, offers a glimpse of the daunting task biographers will have: In death, as in life, people will find that slapping a label on Elizabeth Taylor that will stick is pretty difficult to do.

Behind every great man are two wives NO. 2, FROM PAGE D2 May Winters (1873 -1904), and his second wife, Eliza Avery Clark (1882-1953?). Most of them are between the husband and one of the wives, but a few are between the two wives themselves. Owen and Avery had to use pseudonyms and code names for places where they were staying in order to avoid detection and capture. Per the 1843 revelation, Helen was required to give Owen consent to marry a second wife, and her early letters show her mixed feelings about the act. In the end, Helen and Avery got along with each other. Avery was a college student, when she and Owen met. After graduation, she moved to Colonia Juarez, a Mormon colony in Mexico (not the same as Ciudad Juarez, which is across the Rio Grande from El Paso), where she and other plural wives could be open about their marriages without worrying about the authorities. Letters between husband and wife deal with various daily activities, as well as designing and building a house for her. The Church was very demand-

POST-MANIFESTO POLYGAMY: THE 18991904 CORRESPONDENCE OF HELEN, OWEN, and AVERY WOODRUFF. Lu Ann Taylor Snyder and Phillip A. Snyder, eds. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 2009. 160 pages plus endnotes, bibliography, index. ing of Owen’s time and sent him to various places, so that the couples did not actually see a lot of each other, hence the need for letter

writing. The letters ended abruptly in May 1904, when Helen got smallpox in Mexico City and died. Owen died of the disease less than two weeks later in El Paso, Texas. Avery kept Helen’s children in Mexico for a short while,before they were taken in by Helen’s relatives in Utah Marriage was changing its purpose throughout the time of Wilford’s and Owen’s letters, from a woman being a helpmeet, which was necessary on the frontier, to a woman being a companion. With the former, having more than one wife made economic sense, whereas having more than one for the latter did not. The trouble with reading about plural marriages is that we are often so fascinated with hope for lurid details of others’ erotic lives that we forget to see them as total human beings. Their letters show them as men and women that are trying to live their lives and their religion as best they could. Plural marriage was only a part of their story. Christopher Banner is a Manhattan resident.

The stories that make us NO. 3, FROM PAGE D2 Several stories in his first collection, 1999’s “For the Relief of Unbearable Urges,” are marked by such an aesthetic, and here, he returns to it with “The Reader,” about a oncefamous novelist who reads every night to the same diminished audience of one, or “Peep Show,” in which a lawyer goes to a Times Square sex club, only to find, one after the other, his childhood rabbis, his wife and his mother posing before his confused and guilty gaze. More to the point, the best stories here function as fables of their own. “Sister Hills” describes a West Bank settlement, founded before the 1973 Yom Kippur War, which even as it develops into a city cannot get out from under the shadow of a deal made between its two original families, which gives the story the relentless irony of a parable. In “How We Avenged the Blums,” Englander turns his attention to the American suburbs, although this story, too, has an almost biblical subtext, as a group of yeshiva boys learns to defend itself against a bully known only as the anti-Semite. “It’s curious,” the narrator tells us, “that the story most

often used to inspire Jewish battle readiness is that of Masada, an episode involving the last holdouts of an ascetic Israelite Sect, who committed suicide in a mountain fortress. The battle was fought valiantly, though without the enemy present. Jews bravely doing harm to themselves.” Here, Englander highlights the pull between new and old world, reminding us that history is always present, no matter where we are. “Do you know which countries have no anti-Semite?” the boys’ self-defense instructor, a Soviet refusenik named Boris, asks them. “The country with no Jew.” Nowhere is this evoked more vividly than in the title effort, which channels Carver as deftly as it does Anne Frank. Built around two couples, one secular and the other Hasidic, it takes place, like the Carver story before it, around a kitchen table, as they drink and smoke dope and talk. There’s a sense of genius about the juxtaposition, taking a situation from that most American of storytellers and subtly transposing it, until it begins to tell us something we didn’t expect. The couples here are very different, linked because the

wives were high school friends, but over the course of a long afternoon, the distance between them waxes and wanes, as they discuss family and friendship, and argue over identity. “Judaism is a religion,” declares Mark, now Yerucham, who has moved from the United States to Israel. “And with religion comes ritual. Culture is nothing. Culture is some construction of the modern world.” And yet, as the story progresses, it is he who must confront his limitations as the couples play “the Anne Frank game,” wondering who will hide them — and who might betray them — were a second Holocaust to come. What Englander is saying is that we know ourselves, or don’t, on different levels, that we exist individually and as part of a heritage. As in “How We Avenged the Blums,” there’s no escaping history, although there’s no certainty either about what any of it means. Who will hide us? Who are we, really? How do ritual and culture intersect? Such questions exist at the heart of this accomplished collection, in which stories are what make us who we are.


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Chatty boss’s interruptions prevent work from being done 2012 Universal Press Syndicate DEAR ABBY: My boss, ‘‘Ms. M.,’’ knows her stuff. She’s supportive, flexible and communicates well about what’s happening within the organization. However, she spends most of her time in my cubicle. She’ll start out in her office and, 15 minutes later, slide into my cubicle to show me her kids’ latest photos or insist my colleagues and I watch YouTube videos of her favorite entertainers. This happens continually throughout the day. I have to work from home in the evenings to get anything done. I have actually used vacation time so I could finish a project without

Ms. M.’s constant interruptions. I thought it was just me until I got sick last year and was out for several days. I got ‘‘hate’’ email from my colleagues because the boss was spending all her time in THEIR cubicles! Meanwhile, contracts don’t get finalized, deadlines are missed, phone calls go unanswered and complaints pile up. When she gets heat from higherups, she’ll work on the weekend to make things right. Then on Monday morning she’ll call a staff meeting that lasts over an hour, and we must listen to her sour complaints and more YouTube videos from the weekend. It’s maddening. Ms. M. is like a female Nero fiddling while the department

DEAR ABBY ADVICE burns. I want to do my job during working hours. Any suggestions? — TREADING WATER IN OHIO DEAR TREADING WATER: I do have one. Because there is safety in numbers, everyone in the department who is affected by this problem should discuss it as a group with Ms. M’s supervisor or boss. It appears Ms. M. is confusing her working relationships with those that are personal.

DEAR ABBY: Five years ago, while substitute teaching, I met a man who was also a substitute teacher. We would often have lunch together in the school cafeteria. ‘‘Lou’’ told me he had been living with a woman, ‘‘Meg,’’ for 12 years, but that she had begun developing Alzheimer’s disease. Her sons planned on moving them into an assisted living facility. Several months ago, Lou called and asked to take me to lunch. At lunch he said he is still living with Meg, but plans to move into a place of his own soon. He said he’d like to start seeing me on a regular basis. He gave me his home phone number, but said that if Meg

Mike deGruy LOS ANGELES — Mike deGruy, an award-winning cinematographer who spent three decades making documentary films about the ocean, was killed in a helicopter crash in eastern Australia. He was 60. His employer, National Geographic, said deGruy and Australian television writer-producer Andrew Wight died Feb. 4. Their helicopter crashed soon after takeoff from an airstrip near Nowra, 97 miles north of Sydney, police said. Australia’s ABC News reported that Wight was piloting the copter when it crashed. DeGruy won multiple Emmy and British Academy of Film and Television Arts, or BAFTA, awards for cinematography. An accomplished diver and submersible pilot, the Santa Barbara resident was the director of undersea photography for James Cameron’s 2005 documentary ‘‘Last Mysteries of the Titanic.’’ Ben Gazzara NEW YORK — Ben Gazzara, whose powerful dramatic performances in a variety of roles made him a memorable presence in such iconic productions as the original ‘‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’’ on Broadway and the film ‘‘The Big Lebowski,’’ died Feb. 3 at age 81. Gazzara was a proponent of

method acting, in which the performer attempts to take on the thoughts and emotions of the character he’s playing, and it helped him achieve stardom early in his career with two stirring Broadway performances. In 1955, he originated the role of Brick Pollitt, the disturbed alcoholic son and failed football star in ‘‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.’’ He left the show after only seven months to take on an equally challenging role, Johnny Pope, the drug addict in ‘‘A Hatful of Rain.’’ It earned him his first of three Tony Award nominations. In 1965, he moved on to TV stardom in ‘‘Run for Your Life,’’ a drama about a workaholic lawyer who, diagnosed with a terminal illness, quits his job and embarks on a globe-trotting attempt to squeeze a lifetime of adventures into the one or two years he has left. He was twice nominated for Emmys during the show’s three-year run. Gazzara made his movie debut in 1957 in ‘‘The Strange One,’’ Calder Willingham’s bitter drama about brutality at a Southern military school. He had previously played the lead role of the psychopathic cadet, Jocko de Paris, on Broadway in Willingham’s stage version of the story, ‘‘End of Man.’’ He followed that film with ‘‘Anatomy of a Murder,’’ in which he played a man on trial for murdering a tavern keeper who had been accused of raping his wife.

After ‘‘Run for Your Life’’ ended in 1968, Gazzara spent the rest of his career alternating between movies and the stage, although rarely with the critical acclaim he had enjoyed during his early years. Patricia Disney LOS ANGELES — Patricia Disney, who was once married to Walt Disney’s late nephew Roy E. Disney and was vice chairwoman of Roy’s investment company, died Feb. 3 after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was 77. An advocate for higher education, Patricia Disney served as a trustee of Occidental College in Los Angeles and a regent of St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif. She also was a member of the board of the Peregrine Fund, a foundation that preserves birds of prey. Her former husband, Roy Disney, was a longtime top executive at The Walt Disney Company, which was founded by his uncle. The couple divorced in 2007, and he died in 2009. John Rich LOS ANGELES — Television director John Rich, who won an Emmy Award for the memorable ‘‘All in the Family’’ scene showing Sammy Davis Jr. planting a kiss on Archie Bunker, died Jan. 29 in Los Angeles at 86. Rich also won an Emmy for ‘‘The Dick Van Dyke Show.’’ His 50-year Hollywood career

Writings got Buchanan removed from MSNBC Rich Heldenfels Akron Beacon Journal Q: I haven’t seen Pat Buchanan, a regular on MSNBC, for some time. What has become of him? A: MSNBC President Phil Griffin told reporters in early January that Buchanan had been taken off the network because of comments Buchanan made in his latest book, “Suicide of a Superpower.” The New York Times quoted the book’s declaration that the “European and Christian core of our country is shrinking,” damaging the nation “ethnically, culturally, morally, politically.” It also noted that one chapter is called “The End of White America.” Griffin said, “The ideas he put forth aren’t really appropriate for national dialogue, much less the dialogue on MSNBC.” It was not clear

then, nor is it yet, whether Buchanan will be back on the network. As recently as last week, his website still referred to him as an analyst for MSNBC, and a network representative has not answered an email asking for an update. Q: The girl who plays Nora in “Being Human” looks an awful lot like the girl who played Nina Cortlandt in “All My Children” but seems too young to be the same actress. Are they the same? Are they related? A: Kristin Hager plays Nora in the Americanized adaptation of the British “Being Human” series. Born in Canada in 1984, she was not even born when Taylor Miller began playing Nina, a role she held for more than 30 years. I have not found any indication that they are related.

Q: Could you tell me who Madeleine Stowe of “Revenge” is married to? I read it in a magazine but forgot. It is eating away at me. A: Stowe, who plays Victoria Grayson on the ABC serial, has been married to actor Brian Benben for more than 25 years. You may know him from ABC’s “Private Practice,” where he plays Dr. Sheldon Wallace; the comedy series “Dream On” and other productions. Do you have a question or comment for the mailbag? Write to the Akron Beacon Journal, 44 E. Exchange St., Akron, OH 44309 or rheldenfelsthebeaconjournal.com. Please mark the email or envelope with “mailbag.” Letters may be edited for publication. Please do not phone in questions. Individual replies cannot be guaranteed.

woman he’s been living with for 17 years shows a lot about your character. That he would ask you to do otherwise speaks not very flatteringly about his. You appear to be someone with high standards and dignity. If you prefer to wait until Meg and Lou are no longer living together, I respect that. And if his interest in you is serious, he will respect it, too. 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 www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069.

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answers, I should tell her it’s the school calling him about a job. I told him I’m not interested in seeing him until he is actually living on his own, but he keeps calling to get me to change my mind. My children and my friends tell me it would not be wrong to start seeing Lou because he’s no longer actively involved with the woman. What’s the right thing to do? — LOOKING FOR ANSWERS IN FLORIDA DEAR LOOKING FOR ANSWERS: That you would have second thoughts about becoming involved with a man who asks you to lie to the

upstairs at 4061⁄2 Poyntz Ave. 785-537-2099 included ‘‘I Married Joan,’’ ‘‘Our Miss Brooks,’’ ‘‘Gunsmoke’’ and ‘‘Bonanza.’’ He also directed episodes or pilots of ‘‘The Twilight Zone,’’ ‘‘Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.,’’ ‘‘Gilligan’s Island,’’ ‘‘The Brady Bunch,’’ ‘‘Maude,’’ ‘‘Good Times,’’ ‘‘The Jeffersons,’’ ‘‘Barney Miller’’ and ‘‘Newhart.’’ David Peaston ST. LOUIS — Singer David Peaston, who had a string of R&B hits in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Jan. 25. He was 54. Peaston was born into a St. Louis family with deep musical roots. His mother, gospel singer Martha Bass, was one of the Clara Ward Singers. His older sister, Fontella Bass, is a noted singer whose single ‘‘Rescue Me’’ reached No. 1 on R&B charts and No. 4 on pop single charts in 1965. Peaston’s highest charting song was ‘‘Two Wrongs (Don’t Make It Right),’’ which reached No. 3 on the Billboard R&B chart in 1989. ‘‘Can I?’’ got to No. 14 R&B that year, and ‘‘We’re All in This Together’’ reached No. 11 R&B and No. 45 on the dance charts in 1990. His first album, ‘‘Introducing ... David Peaston,’’ reached No. 7 on the Billboard R&B album chart in 1989. At the height of his career, he toured with Gladys Knight.

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This Week in the Arts Today K-State Theatre presents “The Madwoman of Chaillot” by Jean Giraudoux, 2:30 p.m. Directed by Kate Anderson. For tickets, call the McCain Box Office at (785) 532-6428 or go online at www.themercury. com. Nichols Theatre. McCain Student Showcase, 7:30 p.m. The showcase will be a collage of several juried performances from students. UPC Film: “The Lion King,” 8 p.m. for $1. K-State Student Union Little Theatre.

Monday College of Business Distinguished Lecture Series: John Bilbrey, CEO of The Hershey Company, 10:30 a.m. Bilbrey graduated from K-State in 1978. Free and open to the public. Forum Hall. PBR (Pool, Bowling and Recreation), 6-11 p.m. Specials: $1.25 bowling, $1.25 billiards for 30 minutes, deals on PBR beer, and more. K-State Student Union Recreation.

Wednesday English Department Colloquium: “Janice Gould’s Queer Assemblage” by Associate Professor Lisa Tatonetti, 3:30-4:30 p.m. 213 K-State Student Union. Manhattan High School’s Mainstage Winter Play: a comedy called “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue, 7 p.m. through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $5 adults, $4 students or free with their activity ticket and can be purchased at the door. For more info, call Director Linda Uthoff or Assistant Director Amanda Porter at (785) 587-2100, ext. 5130. MHS West Rezac Auditorium.

Thursday Thursday Starts the Weekend, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.

Friday UPC Film: “Immortals,” 8 p.m. for $1. Also 7 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday for $1. K-State Student Union Forum Hall. K-State Project Runway, 7 p.m. Featuring Lifetime’s Project Runway season 9 contes-

tant Viktor Luna. Luna will speak at 7 p.m. Seven K-State students will compete in a design competition with the runway show beginning at 8:30 p.m. Union Ballroom. Rock’It Bowl, 10:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Bowling and billiards specials. K-State Student Union Recreation.

Saturday Konza Prairie New Docent Orientation, 9 a.m. The Konza Environmental Education Program provides an opportunity for around 2.000 school children per year to participate in science activities and guided hikes on Konza. Konza Education Center, drive south on Highway 177 across the Kansas River bridge, take an immediate right onto McDowell Creek Road, travel about 6 miles, and turn left onto Konza Prairie Lane. Continue past the trailhead Kiosk to the Education Center. The Clear Heart Workshop, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Also 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $295. For details, www.themercury.com. Call Judy Lekic at (303) 6352243 or Kathlene Casey at (505) 429-1381 to register. Holiday Inn at the Campus. Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Gale Schlagel, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For fees and more information visit

www.themercury.com or call (785) 537-4420. Manhattan Arts Center. K-State Women’s Basketball vs. Texas, 6 p.m. Bramlage Coliseum. Union Program Council present comedienne Anjelah Johnson, 8 p.m. Known for her sketch comedy character Bon Qui Qui on MadTV, Anjelah brings her unique comedy to Manhattan. For tickets, visit www.themercury.com. McCain Auditorium.

Sunday Clay Sculpting Class, 3-5 p.m. This course, for all skill levels, is taught by the KSU Art Department’s Ceramics Artist in Residence, Ann Marie Martens, and will take place on Sundays through March 25. Fee for the course: $75. For ages 16 and older. Call (785) 537-4420 or email marketing@manhattanarts.org to enroll. Manhattan Arts Center. McCain Performance Series presents Henson Alternative Stuffed and Unstrung,” 7:30 p.m. Mature audiences only.

Live music Today Jazz Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bluestem Bistro. Wayne Goins Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce.

Thursday The Yawpers, 9 p.m. Lucky’s Live.

Friday Three of a Kind, 9 p.m. Cat Tracks.

Saturday F14 “Music & Girls” Mixed Tape Release Show and Music Video, 9 p.m. Be a part of a music video. Cost: $5 cover under 21. Lucky’s Live.

Ongoing The OZ Museum Art Contest, through Feb. 20. Submit your original ‘Oz’ artwork on a standard size 8 1/2 by 11 inch sheet of paper to the OZ Museum. Winners will be chosen from the following age groups: 5 and Under, grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8. The artwork will be placed on display in the OZ Museum’s Gallery from Feb. 22 until March 28. All participants will receive free admission to the OZ Museum for the duration of the exhibit and $2 off admission for guests. Winners in each category receive a free t-shirt. For information, contact the museum at 785-4588686 or email at

Looking For A New House? Then Don’t Miss the Open House Directory in our Real Estate Section! For your convenience, we have listed today»s open houses in one easy to follow directory. You will find the open house times, addresses, who»s selling the home, a phone number and a listing price. The directory is not all inclusive - see our Real Estate section for all listings. T H E

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ozmuseum@wamego.net. Columbian Artists Membership Exhibit 2012, through Saturday. The galleries are free and open to the public. Manhattan Arts Center, noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1-4 p.m. Saturday. Then and Now, through February 25. Featuring watercolors. Strecker-Nelson Gallery, 406 1/2 Poyntz Avenue, 10 a.m.6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Black History Month Display: The MLK Memorial, Wednesday through Feb. 28. William T. Kemper Art Gallery, K-State Student Union, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-

Friday. 2011 K-State Department of Art Faculty Biennial, through March 16. Beach Museum of Art, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. To place an item here and on The Mercury’s web-site, please go to www.themercury.com/calendar. Hit the “click to submit an event” button and follow the directions. If mailing in, send to A&E Calendar, The Manhattan Mercury, P.O. Box 787, Manhattan, KS 66505. Deadline is noon on Wednesday for the following Sunday. It’s a free service of The Manhattan Mercury.


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D.C. has a new Lincoln center Brett Zongker Associated Press WASHINGTON — Flowers once attached to President Abraham Lincoln’s coffin and ribbons from mourners have been paired with videos and interactive displays to explore his life in a new museum and education center at the theater where Lincoln was assassinated. The Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership opened to the public Feb. 12, the 203rd anniversary of Lincoln’s birth. The new center, built in a 10-story former office building, is part of a $60 million project to create a four-part campus for visitors to learn about Lincoln in the nation’s capital. Visitors can begin with exhibits that explore Lincoln’s presidency and see the theater where he was shot April 14, 1865. They can follow the story across the street to see where Lincoln died the next day. More of Lincoln’s story can be told in the new center. Visitors will walk through a replica train car to see objects never before displayed from when the nation grieved for 14 days after his death. Lincoln’s funeral train traveled from Washington to Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, then toward his home in Illinois. They can retrace the hunt for Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, to a theatrical model of the Virginia barn where he was found. Soldiers set the barn on fire to smoke him out and eventually shot Booth. Director Paul Tetreault said Ford’s Theatre is using the drama of Lincoln’s story to teach history with a working theater and vivid exhibits. ‘‘The more theatrical we can make the telling of the Lincoln story, I think the more accessible it is,’’ he said. ‘‘It comes alive.’’ Lincoln’s story is also told at his presidential library and museum in Springfield, Ill., at his birthplace in Kentucky, and at Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington, which served as his summer home. Since Ford’s Theatre reopened to the public in 1968, more than 31 million people have visited. Most of the plays at the theater focus on the American experience. About 750,000 people visit each year. With the National Park Service, which owns the theater, Ford’s museum has displayed Booth’s gun, as well as the blood-stained overcoat Lincoln was wearing when he was shot. Tetreault said the theater can offer more than just the story of Lincoln’s death. ‘‘Once you get past the grief, I think you start to get into the study of who this man was, what he did and how he changed America,’’ Tetreault said. ‘‘Washington, D.C., is where Abraham Lincoln became Abraham Lincoln.’’ A three-story sculptural tower of books at the entrance represents the thousands of titles written on Lincoln. Beyond artifacts that include pop culture items like Lincoln Logs toys, the new galleries include videos with a history of the Lincoln Memorial and its symbolism as a place for protest, particularly for civil rights. Another section explores the inspiration Lincoln provided future presidents. Dwight D. Eisenhower would sit in Lincoln’s pew at a Washington church and painted a portrait of Lincoln for the White House cabinet room. Theodore Roosevelt kept Lincoln’s portrait behind his presidential desk and would look to it when confronting problems. He witnessed Lincoln’s funeral procession as a boy. Later, Franklin D. Roosevelt would visit the Lincoln Memorial every year on Feb. 12. ‘‘I think it is time for us Democrats to claim Lincoln as one of our own,’’ Roosevelt once said as New York governor in 1929. The gallery presents Presi-

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have drawn a big audience, but the cumulative effect was devastating. Now even the sharks, it seems, have sharks — some with names like iTunes and Netflix and Amazon On Demand, all making streaming video of movies and TV shows available to consumers. “It makes us less exclusive,” Brooke Spectorsky, general manager of WKYC-TV in Cleveland, said of the alternatives (including his own network, NBC, making programs available on other platforms). “I have very mixed emotions about it. “It’s hard to complain about the (streaming of the) Super Bowl because we know it’ll be the No. 1 event of the year. ... I still think most people are not going to watch the Super Bowl on a 3-inch screen or a 7-inch screen,” he said. But WKYC or other stations may be hurt even more with programming that is less event-driven. And frankly, viewers like the sharks. The rise of online and on-demand viewing has given individual viewers more choices and more control over them. If, for example, you love the commercials in the Super Bowl but don’t want to sit through the game, you may find the ads online, some before the game ever airs. Two of the most talked-about ads, a Honda spot with Matthew Broderick and one for Acura with Jerry Seinfeld, had each been watched more than 8 million times before kickoff. According to Time Warner Cable, its Start Over function — enabling viewers to go back to the beginning of an unrecorded program already in progress — was used more than 11 million times in Northeast Ohio in 2011. (Among the most popular restarted programs: “Sponge-

Bob SquarePants” and “Phineas & Ferb.”) NBC put the first episode of “Smash,” its new Monday-night series, on its website days before its premiere — and several industry insiders said that online is an effective way to bring an audience to a new show. Or to an old one with a new twist: Marc DeBevoise, a key executive with CBS Interactive, said one of the benefits of Ashton Kutcher joining “Two and a Half Men” was that Kutcher brought with him serious socialmedia connections such as his 9.3 million Twitter followers. But certain issues linger. A big one is how a traditional TV programmer in broadcast or cable can survive in a world where programs are available from other sources in relatively rapid fashion, particularly a new generation of viewers accustomed to trolling the Internet. “I have a 19-year-old son,” Spectorsky said. “He doesn’t watch broadcast TV that much. He goes to his iPad and watches an episode of ‘The Office’ over the Internet. ... He’s a digital native.” One of the solutions has been to embrace and exploit other delivery systems. Time Warner Cable, for example, has an app that makes programming available through iPads and iPhones and expects to expand that to Android systems in 2012; even now, Android users can use the app to schedule recordings by their cable boxes. Among traditional broadcasters, ABC, NBC and Fox all make episodes of programs available online through their own sites and Hulu (which also carries selected cable programs); CBS uses its own website and its online CBS Audience Network. But is there money to be made

from such efforts, or from any of the growing technological alternatives? Netflix, for example, has pushed ever more aggressively into streaming video (and infuriated customers when it tried to offer streaming and DVD-bymail rental as separately priced services instead of a single package). But Advertising Age noted that streaming has far less potential profit than DVDs, with shorter rights deals for streaming; the publication estimated that one DVD subscriber was as profitable as four or five streaming subscribers combined. Hulu, famous for offering programs for free, has added a pay tier. Online videos from networks now routinely include commercials (and do not let you skip them); some on-demand channels disable the fast-forward function so you have to sit through the ads. Some program producers are still reluctant to let their programs be replayed online, said DeBevoise, senior vice president of the entertainment division of CBS Interactive. They fear that the replays could hurt the programs’ earning potential when the show moves from network to syndication (where many shows finally make their profits) or when it is sold on DVD. Even though a TV episode may be available for online reviewing for just 30 days after its original telecast, that still adds to its audience exposure. All these changes may require rethinking of what a program distributor has to provide. There is no question that networks, stations and other programmers are getting ever more into social media. And broadcasters may focus on big events like the Super Bowl or the Academy Awards, enhance them with local programming and let lesswatched shows go elsewhere —

if those local shows can get financed. (EDITORS: BEGIN OPTIONAL TRIM) “If people can get this content through all these other delivery systems, and it lowers my rating and the financing to get these programs, I can no longer support them,” Spectorsky said. As big as that question is, it is far from the only one. What will happen to viewers who do not have computers, let alone online access, as the programming world looks past them? Cable changed the way broadcasters operated, shoving certain kinds of programs to the viewing margins. Online often promises content above and beyond what a basic telecast offers; those Super Bowl commercials I mentioned aired in a longer form online than they did on TV Sunday night. What will a program designed to be seen both on a big screen and a tiny one look like? Technology does affect content. In the old days of TV, close-ups were more common, because the screens were small and the pictures often blurry. Now I hear from viewers unhappy with audio mixes designed for home-theater systems and scenes that would look great in a darkened movie house but seem blacked out under the lights of a living room. And what will be our relationship as viewers to the programs of the new video age, and to each other? The ancient idea of communal viewing went by the boards as TV sets multiplied in homes and channels proliferated. You’ve undoubtedly seen people in a restaurant booth, each on his or her phone, and the siren lure of product on phones will get louder. What will become of dialogue when there is always, literally, a TV screen at hand?


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1998 BUICK Regal Limited, 4 door, 136,000 miles, new engine, $3,200. (785)379-1858 2006 FORD Mustang GT, black, 55k miles, very clean, runs very smooth, $14K. Contact (785)2360945.

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CAR COUNTRY Paying $150 to $3,000. for salvage or rebuildable vehicles. Free tow, call anytime 785-539-8003 GET cash for your car! Currently buying foreign and domestic autos, trucks, vans, etc. Anything considered. 539-3376 MIKES WRECKER Service now buying junk cars and trucks, not selling parts. Free pick up. Mon. Fri. 8 - 5, 785-776-4895, 785-539-4221

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2005 MOTOR home 22 ft. Born Free built for two. $42,500, 20,600 miles, new tires. Topeka (785)267-2150.

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1994 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V6, 4 W D, 193K. Runs good. Body & interior excellent. $1,300 O. B. O. Call (785)410-2296, leave message. ‘99 FORD Explorer XLT 4X 4, 79K, good condition, $4,000. Call (785)320-7783.

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A-1 DEAL. Retail, 1,470- 5,900 sq. ft. Next to WalMart. Lease $1,100 per month per bay. 1019 Hostetler Dr. 785-539-1554 TOWN Pavilion, 300/ 1500 square feet, office space, downtown. (785)537-2332

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2 BED, 1 bath, in Keats, minutes from Manhattan. Sheltered parking, small pets allowed, major appliances provided. $700/ month, plus utilities and deposit. (785)556-1206 2 BEDROOM in 1000 block on Ratone. Large rec room/ office. Fenced yard, garage, free washer/ dryer, trash paid. Pets require deposit. Available now. $870. (785)539-5921 2 BEDROOM in Wamego. $625. Small but nice. No pets. (785)456-8510

3 ROOM office building with common area, 500 sq. ft., utilities not included, trash provided, shared bathroom, located at 5008 Skyway Drive (near the airport). Office furniture provided if wanted. $400/ month, contact Megan Willich for showings at 785410-4291.

3 BR, 2 Bath, in country. 20 minutes to Manhattan. $650/ month. (785)556-1557

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4 BEDROOM, 2 bath, near campus, available August 1, $1300/ month. No pets. 785-410-4291

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6 Bedroom, 3 bath, on 3 acres. c www.wilksapts.com. Text 785-317-4701, 785-7762102

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1 & 2 Bedroom apartment available in a quiet complex next to CiCo Park. No pets allowed. Call Plaza West Apartments at (785)539-2649. www.plazawestapts.com 1 BEDROOM, 1 bath studio, near campus, August 1, $425/ month. No pets. 785-410-4291 2 BDRM, 1 1/2 Bath duplex in Wamego. 4 yrs old, appliances, W/ D hookups, & lawn service. Available March 1. $775.00 per mo. + dep. Application & lease required. (785)844-2464. 2 BEDROOM, 1 1/2 bath apartment for rent in Manhattan. $650/ month. Tenant Pays Electric. Please Call (785)630-1335 for more information. 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath basement apartment, shared common laundry, near campus, $495/ month. No pets. 785-410-4291 2 BEDROOM, half block from campus, off street parking, washer/ dryer, water/ trash paid. June 1. No pets. (785)564-1197 3 BEDROOM, half block from campus, off street parking, washer/ dryer, water/ trash paid. June 1. No pets. (785)564-1197

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AVAILABLE now, 3 & 4 bedroom homes, $980$1,350, Ogden and Riley. (785)770-7565 CUTE 4 bdrm within walking distance of campus! 785-539-1554 LEONARDVILLE: 2 BD, full unfinished basement, 2 car garage, all appliances. No smoking. No pets. $600/ month. (785)313-5206 NEWER 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath duplex- available immediately. Double car garage, walk- out bsmt in Rock Creek school district. $1200/ mo. Call 785.456.5329 for more information. NEWER 5 bedroom, 3 bath, double garage, 4542 Periwinkle. (785)231-4277

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Tatarrax, 3 bedrooms upstairs, 1 bedroom in basement, 3 1/2 baths, 2700 sq. ft., private, woods, $282,000. (785)776-4536

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Open House 2000 Rockhill Circle Sunday 12:00-2:00 pm 3 bedroom with 4th BR N/C in basement, 2 1/2 bath, central air, 2 car garage, extra large lot. $219,000. Knight Realty, (785)539-2539 or (785)341-2598. 35

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5 LOTS at Lake Elbo, $45,000. (785)776-2102 NORTHERN Estates. No specials. 2 acre lots, paved, 1 1/2 miles north of Wamego. (785)4563116 ON Wamego golf course (new 9) in gorgeous setting. (785)458-2862, (785)456-5219. Owner/ agent.

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New and Pre-Owned Homes For Sale Financing available w. a. c. Competitive lot rent. Nice Community. www.redbudestates.net. (785)539-5791

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3 BR, 2.5 Ba, newly renovated home on west side, available immediately. $1300/ month. No pets, no smoking. 785-313-5337

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, $700/ month, White Subdivision, Walnut Grove. (785)494-8702

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New listing. 1205 Haas Circle. 5 bedroom, two that are non-conforming. 3 bath, large kitchen, living room and storage room. On Cul-desac close to Amanda Arnold. $215,000. For showing call 785313-5300 .

3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, newly remodeled, near campus, available June 1, $1050/ month. No pets. 785410-4291

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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, 5872443. ACCEPTING applications for a full time driver that has a CDL. Route is within a 150 miles radius of Manhattan. Overnight trips are rare. Clean driving record required, previous experience required. We offer health/ dental insurance and 401K plan. Contact Jason McCollough at (785)564-4086. ACCOUNTING/ Bookkeeping/ Payroll. Part- time. Minimum two years experience, or equivalent education, with Excel, QuickBooks, and Word. Salary negotiable. Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. (785)776-9208

Administrative Assistant Full- time office assistant needed for our clerical team. Must be friendly, outgoing, self- motivated, and detail oriented. Must have strong computer and problem solving skills. Have experience with spreadsheets, data entry, & multi- line phones. Basic accounting knowledge helpful. Benefits available. Send resume, references, and cover letter to: Personnel, P.O. Box 548, Manhattan, KS 66505. AGRICULTURAL Equipment Operator: 3 temporary positions. 04/ 04/ 12- 12/ 15/ 12. Operates custom harvesting machines to harvest a variety of grain and oilseed crops. Changes cutting head as appropriate for crop. Drives truck to transport products. 6 mo. exp., high school degree required, & must have or be able to obtain CDL driver’s license. 48 hr/ wk, $11.61 p/ hr or $2,000 plus R & B (KS); $10.00 p/ hr (TX), free housing. 3/4 work period guaranteed. Tools & Equip. Provided. Transportation to and from place of recruitment will be paid upon completion of 50% of work contract. Job location is at Porter Custom Hauling LLC, Mavetta, KS. Apply for this job at Topeka Workforce Center, 1430 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka, KS, with J/ O #8623323; or the nearest state employment office with a copy of this ad.

Bubba’s Bar & Grill Is now accepting applications for Wait Staff and Bartenders. Please call Nikki at (785)410-3593 to set up an interview. We are located at 1100 Westloop, next to Dillon’s.

SECURITAS SECURITY SERVICES USA, INC is currently hiring Security Officers in Manhattan. We are hiring for full-time and part-time positions all shifts. We offer paid on the job training, free uniforms, and benefits right away when hired. Must successfully pass a background and drug screening process. Please apply on-line at www.securitasjobs.com and SELECT THE TOPEKA LOCATION to work in Manhattan. EOE/M/F/D/V

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Admissions Representative Barton Community College, Great Bend campus, seeks a full-time replacement Admissions Representative. This position is responsible for successfully implementing the college’s recruitment plan, being a representative of the College, and being an integral component of the Admissions team which requires a dynamic and creative individual, who desires to assist individuals in pursuing higher education, and is willing to travel. Required qualifications: associate's degree and strong interpersonal and oral communication skills. Preferred qualifications: social media knowledge and skill; fluency in Spanish; and bachelor’s degree. Review of completed applications begins immediately. For an application packet, please call 620-792-9237, email humres@bartonccc.edu or write to Barton Community College, Office of Human Resources, 245 NE 30 Road, Great Bend, KS 675309251. Persons with hearing or speech impairment please use the Kansas Relay Service at 1-800-7663777 or dial 711. Position is open until filled. EOE.

Assistant Director of Ticket Operations for K-State Athletics: This position is responsible for the daily operations of the ticket office, which includes hiring, scheduling, training and supervising ticket office part- time workers in the areas of customer service and ticket operations. Position is the primary contact and oversees ticket operations for baseball, women's basketball, and volleyball, including travel to away games with the teams as needed, ticket production and fulfillment, and financial reporting. Position also assists with football ticket operations. Must be able to follow established K-State Athletics and KSU policy, and NCAA Division I rules and regulations. Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree. Two or more years experience in NCAA Division I athletics ticket operations, Paciolan software experience, and familiarity with NCAA rules regarding athletics ticket sales and distribution. Must possess strong work ethic, customer service skills, communication, and organizational skills, and be available to work evenings, weekends, and some holidays as required. Preferred Qualifications: Experience managing students and/ or part- time ticket staff, and experience in athletic ticket sales and marketing/promotions. To apply submit letter of introduction, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references via e-mail only to HR@kstatesports.com by 3:00p.m., February 22, 2012. KSU is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Background check required.

Coding/ Filing Specialist Medical office looking for self motivated individual to work as Coding/ Billing Specialist. Need to have team player mindset with 8 years experience. Excellent communication skills as well as honesty, reliability, and positive attitude are necessary. Experience with collections and insurance a plus. Must enjoy working with the public. M- F, 8:30a.m. to 5:30p.m. Fax resume to Jessica @ (785)587-9090, or email busmgr@stonecreekfp.com

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Assistant Coordinator, Family Nutrition Program K-State Research and Extension Position with College of Human Ecology, Department of Human Nutrition will assist with leading community-based nutrition education programs delivered through K-State Research and Extension. Work will be done in collaboration with coordinator, KSRE faculty, nutrition educators and internal as well as external partners. Assist coordinator with/by: • Identifying appropriate curricula for use in community based nutrition education programs for limited resource families across Kansas • Critiquing newly identified, developed or updated teaching materials • Making timely updates to curricula, teaching tools and newsletters, and helping to identify key persons to participate in the revision process Master's degree required, with at least one degree in nutrition or closely related field. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with groups and through mass media is required. Successful applicant must have access to a personal vehicle and ability to obtain/maintain a valid Kansas Driver's License. For more information, including full description and how to apply, go to http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/doc12790.a shx Background check required. KSU is an AA-EOE employer and encourages diversity.

Assistant Property Mgr Now hiring assistant property manager for large property in Manhattan. Must be a self starter with multitasking, problem solving, and strong organizational skills. Proficiency w/ Excel and Word required. Apply within, 1401 College Ave. office.

Automotive Technician Experienced Automotive Technician needed to perform light to heavy repairs. Tools and good driving record required. Hours are 8a- 5p, Monday- Friday. We offer good benefits and working conditions. E. O. E. Apply in person at Jon Murdock, Inc., 600 McCall Road, Manhattan.

BAM! You Found It! $500 Sign On Bonus. Massive product demand has created full time work for men and women. Must be 18 or older and avail. to start immed. Packing/ Disp. Set., Mngr. Trainee, Guest Service. 785-783-3021

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Heartland Works, Inc. is seeking an experienced professional to fill a Career Coach position in our Junction City and Manhattan Workforce Centers. The Career Coach (CC) oversees and coordinates services and processes that promote training and employment of Kansas Health Professions Opportunity Project (KHPOP) participants, while enhancing prospects for long term job retention. The Career Coach determines eligibility, enrolls appropriate candidates and completes paperwork and electronic processes, and assists participants with essential training and employment activities. Ideal candidates will have outstanding business communication, leadership, planning and organizing skills. Computer skills needed. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation. Excellent benefit package included. Heartland Works, Inc. is a regional, not-forprofit employment and training corporation and an equal opportunity employer. To apply: 1) Go to www.jobfit.com/HWORKS. 2) Register on this site, fill out the resume thoroughly, and take the JobFit survey if you have not already done so. 3) Send an email to: sbeyer@heartlandworks.org indicating you have completed the survey and resume. Give the exact name under which you registered. Your email should indicate which position you are applying for including city name. 4) If selected for an interview, you will be notified. Please call Sharon Beyer at 785-234-0500 if you have questions.

Heartland Works, Inc. is seeking an experienced professional to fill a Career Consultant position in our Junction City Workforce Center. Career Consultant assesses job seeker skills, identifies career interests, counsels on demand occupations, creates employment plans, calculates appropriate financial assistance for training, and places job seekers into careers with strong growth and earning potential. Ideal candidates will have outstanding business communication, leadership, planning and organizing skills. Computer skills needed. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a related field or four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid driver’s license and have reliable transportation. Excellent benefit package included. Heartland Works, Inc. is a regional, not-for-profit employment and training corporation and an equal opportunity employer. To apply: 1) Go to www.jobfit.com/HWORKS. 2) Register on this site, fill out the resume thoroughly, and take the JobFit survey if you have not already done so. 3) Send an email to: sbeyer@heartlandworks.org indicating you have completed the survey and resume. Give the exact name under which you registered. Your email should indicate which position you are applying for including city name. 4) If selected for an interview, you will be notified. Please call Sharon Beyer at 785-234-0500 if you have questions.

HIRING CDL A Starting at $15.00 an Hour Covan World- Wide Moving, Inc. is now hiring for responsible and reliable CDL Class B and CDL Class A drivers. Home each evening and on weekends. Excellent opportunity to be around home and family. Regional driving and OTR opportunities also are available if desired. Job is to perform packing, loading, and delivery of household goods to our military and commercial customers along with driving CDL vehicles to jobsite. New Hires are eligible for Health, Dental, and Life insurance after 3 months of employment. 401K also available after 6 months and vacation after one year of employment. Apply in person at 5925 Corporate Drive in Manhattan. Equal opportunity employer.

Director of Commercial Real Estate McCullough Development is currently seeking an experienced licensed Kansas Realtor for the position of Director of Commercial Real Estate. Responsibilities include all aspects of commercial leasing, leasehold improvements and property management. This is a salaried position with full benefit package. Send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements via email to hr@mdiproperties.com or by postal mail to McCullough Development, Attn: Director of HR, P O Box 1088, Manhattan, KS 66505

CARPENTERS District Council of St. Louis & Vicinity, Local 918 Manhattan Ks., is now accepting applications for apprentice and journey person’s for the Manhattan and Fort Riley area. Current need is for metal stud & drywall carpenters. Competitive wage plus health insurance, pension and training. Please call (785)537-1883 for more information and application times. E. O. E..

CITY FOREMAN The City of Ogden, Kansas, is accepting applications for the full- time position of working City Foreman. Responsible for water, sewer, street, and park facilities and maintenance. Oversees fourmember crew. Benefits include vacation/ sick leave, health/ dental insurance, KPERS. Pre-employment drug screening required. Must be able to obtain CDL within 6 months, and Water and Wastewater Operator I Certification within 18 months. Job description available upon request. Applications are available at City Hall, 222 Riley Avenue, Ogden, KS 66517. Applications are due before March 2, 2012.

CMA Opening on 2p- 10p for CMA. Contact Jeanette Brake at Leonardville Nursing Home, (785)2935244. E. O. E. COACHING Position Available- USD 378- Riley County High School Assistant Softball Coach. If interested, send e-mail rreed@usd378.org or submit application online at usd378.org COACHING Position Available- USD 378- Riley County High School Head Volleyball Coach. If interested, e-mail rreed@usd378.org or submit application online at usd378.org COACHING position available. USD 378 Riley County High School Assistant Baseball Coach. If interested call (785)485-4000 or e-mail rreed@usd378.org.

Maintenance Technician Property Management company is accepting applications for a skilled, full time, permanent maintenance tech. Will be expected to provide own hand tools and participate in the “On Call” program. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Eligible for full benefits package. Pay based on qualifications and experience. Fill out application at McCullough Development, Inc., 210 N. 4th St. Ste C, Manhattan, KS E O E

You Should Consider A Career In Real Estate The Kansas Association of REALTORS® will be offering the Principles of Real Estate course (Part I of the education requirement to obtain a Kansas Real Estate License) on Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19, in Topeka. Presented in the Home-Study PLUS format, this course includes two full days of live instruction followed by the completion of home-study materials at your own pace with practice exams. Kansas Practice Course (Part II) is available as a home-study course.

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COMMERCIAL Sales Manager needed for Carquest, an international automotive aftermarket parts organization. Responsibilities include developing and expanding existing commercial clients within the territory, increase awareness, features and benefits of sales and training programs and acquire new commercial customers within the assigned local territory. Requires sales experience in automotive aftermarket industry or other related industry as well as demonstrated sales, organizational and time management skills. For immediate consideration, please apply at www.carquest.com/careers/stores.htm to requisition number 45948 or forward your resume to Christopher.heenan@gpi.com. Carquest is an E. E. O. C.

COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST New Boston Creative Group is now hiring. Visit newbostoncreative.com for info. CUSTOMER Service Rep: Provide customer service support to sales staff. Answer multi- line phones, respond to customer requests, sell product, and place orders in system. Identify, research, and resolve customer matters, research billing issues, and other duties as assigned. Requires professional verbal and written communication skills. At least one year of customer service experience preferred. Send resume to The Master Teacher, PO Box 1207, Manhattan, KS 66505-1207 or email hr@masterteacher.com.

Drivers... CCI is Now Hiring Qualified, Professional Drivers For Local/Regional Runs. Excellent Pay & Benefits. Good Driving/Work History/ CDL-A, 2-Yrs. Recent T/T Exp. Req. Owner Operators Welcome Contractors Cartage, Inc. 800.878.0662 bulkdrivingjobs.com

ELECTRICIANS Now hinting licensed electricians and helpers for commercial and residential job. Must have experience. Area Wide Electric, 785-456-7730 FLEXIBLE weekend product promotion & cooking demonstration opening in Manhattan! We pay weekly, 6 hour event starting at $60 per event! Go to NCiM.com and click “demonstrator opportunities”, use ad code "101"; or Anita at 888-545-4337!

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FT Teller Kansas State Bank Are you dedicated to providing exemplary customer service? Would you like to work in a professional environment with great hours and benefits? If so, apply today to be a full-time Teller at Kansas State Bank s Westloop branch. Superior communication, logic and mathematical skills are essential. Previous teller experience is a plus. Schedule is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. There is a 7:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday schedule rotation. This schedule is firm. Apply online or learn more about this and other positions at myksb.com/jobs. EOE HORTICULTURAL Services Garden Center is seeking part- time seasonal staff. Sales experience and plant knowledge helpful, must be available weekends. Involves lifting and physical work. Above average wages. Apply in person at 11524 Landscape Lane, St. George, KS 66535. (785)4942418 or (785)776-0397.

INSTRUCTOR KSU Dept of Management, Manhattan, KS, fulltime, Master’s degree or higher + 3 yrs of experience in teaching operations, quality, or supply chain management. Starts August 2012. For description and application process, go to: http://www.cba.k-state.edu/employment E. O. E. Background check required.

Instructor, Center on Aging, Term position. Kansas State University seeks applicants with MS and experience. Call 785-532-5945, email gerontology@ksu.edu or go to www.he.k-state.edu/employment/ for position description and application procedure. EOE. Background check required. KSU actively seeks diversity among its employees. JANITORIAL- Floor Tech- looking for experience with strip and wax vct, 3rd shift, good pay, must have valid driver’s license. (316)265-5331

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Bridge construction foreman needed in western and central Kansas area. Progressive company. Good opportunity and benefits. Contact King Construction, (620)327-4251. An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Looking for a career not just a job? Busy, growing chiropractic office seeks energetic office manager. This position will suit you if you have good interpersonal skills and previous office management experience. Responsibilities include office book work, insurance, answering phones, patient interaction, and managing daily operations of friendly and upbeat office. Applicants must have extensive computer experience specifically QuickBooks. Insurance experience helpful, but not required. Looking for a self starter who is able to manage multiple projects at once. Open interviews Thursday, February 16th, from 4:30- 6:00pm, 1130 Westport Drive Suite 5. No phone calls, please.

Insurance Inspector PT (8-12 hrs/week) in Manhattan. Work independently in the field to verify measurements and condition of homes for insurance companies. No sales. Computer experience, digital camera, car, cell phone required. Knowledge of home construction and customer service experience a plus. Paid Training. Paid per assignment or minimum $12/hr. Apply at www.mueller-inc.com Ref # 18250

RN/LPN Good Samaritan Society Valley Vista in Wamego is seeking an exceptional nurse to join our team. Please contact Bonnie Dillon, DON, 456-9482. EOE

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Kansas State University Assistant Dir. Of Student Financial Assistance Kansas State University is seeking applications for the position of Assistant Director of Student Financial Assistance. Responsibilities include serving as the office’s primary point of contact in monitoring the satisfactory academic progress of federal student aid recipients, assisting in the development and testing of system processes and reports utilizing PeopleSoft, researching regulatory issues as they pertain to student aid administration, and performing various administrative tasks supportive of the office’s overall mission of high quality student service. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree. 1- 2 years experience in the areas of student financial aid or comparable experience in higher education administration or comparable experience in administration with financial/accounting duties. Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree, experience within the student financial assistance or other highly regulated administrative profession, experience interpreting complex institutional, state, or federal regulations, proficiency in the Spanish language. Competitive Salary, Application review will begin Monday, February 27th, and continue until the position has been filled. For consideration, submit a cover letter, a complete resume, and contact information for three professional references to: Chair, Assistant Director Search Committee, Office of Student Financial Assistance, 104 Fairchild Hall, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 66506-1104. E. O. E. K-State actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required. Announcement paid for by Kansas State University.

LICENSED NURSE/ SUPERVISOR Licensed nurse with supervisory and organizational experience. Part time opening, 20- 25 hours per week, must be flexible, as the need of the office is a priority. Must be able to work with and lead nursing staff with a positive approach. Position is in a busy primary care medical facility. Current Kansas license required. Great environment, salary, benefits. Please email your resume to: nursing@stonecreekfp.com, or fax to (785)5879090.

Maintenance Supervisor as needed. Good wage. Experience with carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, general maintenance, good customer service, for small housing agency. Send Resume to M A H P Executive Director, P.O. Box 831, Manhattan, Kansas 66505. Call 785-556-6744 for more information. MAINTENANCE Technician. Westside Manhattan 91- unit apartment complex seeking qualified candidate to perform day- to- day maintenance activities. This is a full time position with complete benefits package. Competitive hourly rate based on experience and qualifications. Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license. Fill out employment application at University Garden Apts, 910 1/2 Gardenway, Manhattan, KS. E. O. E. MANUFACTURING Clerk: All duties performed with on- the- job- training. Must have ability to stand for at least an 8- hour shift and lift 40 pounds. Part time seasonal work. Send resume to The Master Teacher, PO Box 1207, Manhattan, KS 66505-1207 or email hr@masterteacher.com.

NEEDED NOW 18 to 25 Full- time CSR/ Appointment Setters. $1,600 mo. + bonuses. Must start immediately. For interview call 785-783-3152 OPEN Immediately- USD 378 Riley County is hiring a Substitute Bus Driver. Must have current Kansas CDL with S Endorsement and good driving record. $50/ day. If interested, apply online at www.usd378.org or e-mail rreed@usd378.org

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OZ WINERY Full Time wine making assistant. Must be 21. Attention to details and following instruction is critical. Health and Dental available. Winery experience preferred. Salary potential. Apply in person, 417 A Lincoln, Wamego.

POOL MANAGER & LIFEGUARDS The City of Ogden is accepting applications for Swimming Pool Manager and Lifeguards for the 2012 Season. If you are 15 years of age or older the City will subsidize 50% of the cost of obtaining your Lifeguard and/ or WSI Certification provided you are selected. Certification classes begin in April 2012. A background check and pre-employment drug- screening test may be conducted. Applications and job descriptions are available at City Hall, 222 Riley Avenue, Ogden, Kansas 66517. Applications are due before March 2, 2012. PRE K- 8 ISS Supervisor/ Math Tutor/ Substitute Bus Driver. Qualifications: technology skills, ability to work with various age levels, self starter, quick learner, detailed oriented, must be licensed as emergency substitute or certified teacher, preferred current CDL with S Endorsement. Base pay$9.00/ hour- Hours- 7:30am- 4:00pm- 9 month work- If interested, apply online at www.usd378.org or e-mail rreed@usd378.org

Processing Technician The IDEA Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting institutions in higher education to improve teaching, learning and leadership, is seeking a full-time processing technician to fill a new position. The successful candidate will have as one of his or her greatest strengths a strong attention to detail and accuracy. This position also requires strong interpersonal skills, experience with office software, and experience in a college setting. This is a 40-hour a week position with excellent benefits. Some flexibility of schedule is required. A bachelor's degree is preferred. A complete description, as well as contact information, can be found at www.theideacenter.org. Application materials should include a resume with contact information for three references and a cover letter describing how the applicant's strengths and experience match the requirements of this position. Submit materials to The IDEA Center, 301 South Fourth St., Ste. 200, Manhattan, KS 66502 or to careers@theideacenter.org.

RN/ LPN Busy family practice office looking for full- time RN or LPN for Shot/ Float Nurse position. Interesting job with varied duties. Must hold current Kansas licensure. Great environment, salary, benefits. Please email your resume to: nursing@stonecreekfp.com, or fax to (785)5879090.

Midway Wholesale Outside Sales Position Midway Wholesale is a distributor of building materials with 8 branches in Kansas and one in Nebraska. We offer GREAT benefits: we pay your health ins., half of your child’s health premium, and life insurance for you, 3 weeks paid personal leave a year, paid holidays, Aflac, dental and vision ins., 401(k) and profit sharing. We are looking for an individual with excellent customer service and computer skills to work at our Salina sales office. If you would like to work for a great company see Mike at 1027 York in Salina or call 785-823-7874. EOE

STORE MANAGER Ogden, Kansas Are you motivated by challenges and enjoy seeing results? If you answered yes, then being a Casey's Store Manager may be the perfect career opportunity for you. As one of our store Managers, you will be a guardian of our excellent reputation and good name Check out these benefits: • Salary & Quarterly Bonus • Advancement Opportunities • Medical/Dental Insurance Send applications to: • 401(k) Savings Plan Casey’s General Store • Flexible Spending Account 4441 SE California Ave • Casey’s Stock Purchase Plan Topeka, KS 66609 • Paid Training Attn: Area Supervisor • Vacation/Sick Leave www.caseys.com For more detailed information, check out our web site at www.caseys.com. Applications available online or at any Casey’s General Store. Applications must be received by February 24, 2012 to be considered. EOE

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• Adult Basic Education - GED “Evening” Instructor - ALC • After School Activity Facilitator • Financial Secretary - Bluemont • Head Athletic Trainer • Middle School Counselor • School Nurse • School Psychologist • Special Education Teacher - (Autism program - Middle School) • Special Education Teacher - (Interrelated Resource Program Middle School) 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 tumscheid@kansasworks.com

Job description available at www.usd383.org All applicants may now apply at http://alioemployee.usd383.org/ApplicantPortal/search.php or visit Manhattan- Ogden USD 383, 2031 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502, 785-587-2000. E. O. E.

A leading Culture Change Community is seeking applicants. HOUSEHOLD COORDINATOR The Household Coordinator facilitates a self-lead team, ensures compliance within the allocated budgets, and emphasizes a high quality of care through appropriate staffing models, and increased involvement of daily life activities within the household. The Household Coordinator ensures with the Clinical Coordinator each resident receives daily nursing care and other desired services in accordance with the resident's assessment, choices and care plan. You also provide the daily housekeeping, laundry, dietary, social and recreational services directly affecting the resident's environment, assuring that this area is maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable, and orderly manner. Such supervision must be in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations that govern our facility to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. REGISTERED NURSES - RN LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES - LPN Full-Time, Part-Time, PRN - Days, Evenings, Nights and Weekends (every other) Additional wage differential for evening, night and weekend household nurses CERTIFIED NURSE AIDES - CNA CERTIFIED MEDICATION AIDES - CMA Full-Time, Part-Time, PRN - Days, Evenings, Nights and Weekends (every other) Wage incentive for experienced certified professionals MAINTENANCE We are searching for a skilled individual to join our Maintenance Department. The candidate must have knowledge in HVAC, plumbing, electrical, drywall and painting. This position will share in an on-call rotation and have a valid driver's license. A Class 1 & 2 refrigerant certification is required. Pay is based on experience and excellent benefits are offered. HOMEMAKERS The homemaker works cooperatively and respectfully with residents, coworkers, families, visitors and volunteers to create a positive and pleasant environment in the home. This includes the provision of housekeeping, food preparation and recreational services directly affecting the resident's environment. HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT The Human Resources assistant contributes to the accomplishment of Human Resources practices and objectives that will provide an employeeoriented, high performance culture that emphasizes empowerment, quality, productivity and standards, goal attainment, and the recruitment and ongoing development of a superior workforce. The Human Resources assistant helps with the implementation of services, policies, and programs through the HR staff and assists company managers with HR issues. RESTAURANT COOKS - SERVERS - DISHWASHER Full Time, Part Time - Days, Evenings, Weekends and Nights

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PT Payroll/Benefits Administrator Temporary Position Kansas State Bank Kansas State Bank seeks someone with previous payroll, bookkeeping or accounting experience and excellent organizational skills for a temporary, part-time position as Payroll/Benefits Administrator. This position will begin in mid-March and continue through early August, with the potential for permanent, parttime employment providing support in the Human Resources Department. HR experience and previous experience with ADP payroll processing is preferred, but not required. Successful candidates will possess at least an intermediate level of proficiency with Excel and Word, and dependability and confidentiality are essential in this role. Schedule: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., M-F. For more information, or to apply online, visit myksb.com/jobs. EOE PUBLIC Information Assistant. The Area Agency on Aging seeks energetic team member to meet information and assistance needs of older Kansans and caregivers. Full time position responsible for newsletter production, news writing, website maintenance, organizing events, and assisting clients with Medicare and family caregiver issues. Requires BA in public relations, journalism, advertising, human services, or related field; excellent organization and communication skills and valid driver’s license. Experience in gerontology or human services preferred. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to: North Central- Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, 401 Houston St., Manhattan, KS 66502. E. O. E./ A. A. Position open until filled. RESIDENTIAL Mortgage Loan Processor in FHA, VA, USDA, and conventional loans needed. Processor will generate early disclosures, coordinate closings, & work direct with customers & underwriters. Minimum 2 years experience. Resumes to loanprocessor2011@yahoo.com

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Responsible Associates Needed Covan World- Wide Moving, Inc. is now hiring for full time positions. Hiring to perform packing, loading, and delivery of household goods to our military and commercial customers. No CDL required, however a regular driver’s license is needed. Must be able to lift up to 80 lbs independently. New hires are eligible for Health, dental, and life insurance after 3 months, and 401K after 6 months of employment. Paid vacation after one year of employment. Apply in person at 5925 Corporate Drive in Manhattan. No experience necessary, training available. Experienced applicants will be compensated. E. O. E. ROOM in exchange for babysitting. Care needed for 8- year- old boy, 3:30p.m.- 4:00a.m., MondayThursday, and occasional 3:30p.m.- 9:30p.m. Fridays. Must pass background check and drug screen. Call or text, (620)842-2522.

SCRUB TECHNICIAN Manhattan Surgical Hospital is seeking a full time Surgical Technician. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting surgeon with instrumentation and anticipate his/ her needs. Surgical technology or 1- 3 years of hospital surgical technician experience is required. Qualified candidates should complete an employment application at www.manhattansurgical.com and send to: Manhattan Surgical Hospital, 1829 College Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. Fax: 785-776-5101. mnoyes@nueterra.org THE Manhattan and Junction City IHOP are hiring full & part time positions for Managers, Servers, Combos & Cooks. Apply in person at 101 Goodfood Place, Manhattan or 321 East Ash Street, Junction City.

The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual to deliver in the Ogden area. 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.

The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual to deliver in the Ft. Riley area. 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 The Manhattan Mercury is searching (785) 776-8808. for a dedicated and hardworking individual to deliver in the Clay CenWANTED ter area. Reliable transportation, valHVAC Tech/ Installer- Mechanical Journeyman/ id driver’s license and insurance, and Master Plumber- Journeyman/ Master. Must have trade license, valid driver’s license, and 5 years ex- a phone number are required. This perience minimum. Must be able to read plans and specs. Top Wages offered. Manhattan, Kansas Lo- is an independent contractor’s posication. Call (785)776-9206 for interview. tion. Contact Kari or Ronnie at SUNFLOWER Pet now hiring part time. Fish expe- (785) 776-8808. rience helpful. Apply in person, 514 Pillsbury Drive.

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The Manhattan Mercury is searching for a dedicated and hardworking individual to deliver in the Frankfort and Blue Rapid areas. 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. The Wamego Police Department is currently accepting applications for a permanent part-time employee. The position will consist of scanning records and dispatching. Previous dispatching experience is preferred but not required. Applicants must be 18 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, have no felony or domestic related criminal convictions, able to become NCIC certified within one year, work well under pressure and able to multitask. Applicants must have experience working on computers and multiple phone lines. Applicants must successfully pass a background investigation and pre-employment drug screening. Applications may be picked up at Wamego Police Department or you may call 785-456-9553 to have on mailed. Applications will be accepted until 5:00pm on February 27, 2012. The City of Wamego is an equal opportunity employer.

Training Coordinator Kansas State Bank Kansas State Bank is seeking a FT Training Coordinator to assist in fostering a culture dedicated to exemplary service with strong emphasis on creating and keeping longterm client relationships. Candidates should have a training background; possess a general knowledge of banking services and functions; and be adept at building and maintaining strong working relationships. Key duties include: developing outcomes-based training; delivering and facilitating training through online, one-on-one, classroom and distance learning venues; measuring performance and conducting gap analysis; and reporting and record keeping. A bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of course work and experience is required. Typical schedule is 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., M-F. To apply or learn more about this position, visit myksb.com/jobs. EOE TRI-CITY Fence Co. is looking for full- time and part- time team members. Health and dental insurance and paid vacation for full- time employees. Non-smoker. Apply in person, no phone calls, at 5005 Murray Road, Manhattan. E. O. E.

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Troop School Instructors Barton Community College seeks applications for part- time instructors to provide training at multiple locations throughout the U.S. in the following areas: PBUSE, SAMS-E, DTMS, Commanders Total fitness, Fuel Handlers, Unit Armorer, and Master Drivers courses. Required qualifications: Possess expertise and subject matter knowledge through on the job experience or a combination of experience and formal technical training in the field. Prior instructional experience is preferred. For additional information on the positions contact John Truitt, 785-238-8550, truittj@bartonccc.edu. Review of completed applications begins immediately. For an application packet, please call (620) 7929237,e-mail humres@bartonccc.edu, or write to Barton Community College, Office of Human Resources, 245 NE 30 Road, Great Bend, KS 67530-9251. Those who are hard of hearing or have difficulty speaking may use the Kansas Relay Service at 1-800-766-3777 or dial 711. Positions open until filled. EOE WANTED: Full time Male Juvenile Corrections Officer. Must be 21 yrs or older and have a high school diploma or GED. No prior corrections experience required. Starting pay $10.00. Great benefits package! Position closes on February 21, 2012 at noon. Applications can be obtained at 820 N. Monroe, Junction City, KS. E. O. E. USD 379 (Clay County Schools) is accepting applications for a HS Athletic Director / Associate Principal for Clay Center Community High School. For more information, go to www.usd379.org/jobs or call Bud Young, (785)632-2131. E. O. E.

Twin Valley Telephone is in search for a seasoned Marketing Manager to optimize our presence in the market place. We are seeking someone that has strong business to business sales and marketing experience in computer, telephone, internet, VOIP. You'll develop and execute marketing plans and programs, both short and long range to ensure the profit growth and expansion of company products and /or services. Develop strategies for acquiring new business. Analyze sales reports and provide recommendations for increased sales productivity and operational efficiencies. Participate in networking activities and perform research to generate lead development. In-

Ask us about WorkReady! Certificates (See web site for complete job descriptions and application information.) FIREFIGHTER Closing Date: 02/29/2012 GIS TECHNICIAN Closing Date: 02/12/2012 DAY CAMP Coordinator Open until filled Spring/Summer Recreational/Seasonal positions 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 www.cityofmhk.com and click on “Employment Opportunities”

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crease presence in the community by developing strong relationships. Assess individuals and team performance and initiate developmental plans to narrow competency gaps. Ensure customers and prospective customers are treated with the highest levels of courtesy and professionalism. Maintain and grow existing customer base. Requirements: • Business or marketing-related degree or equivalent professional qualification • Experience in all aspects of developing and maintaining marketing strategies • Technical marketing skills • Proven experience in obtaining and effectively responding to competitive analysis • Ability to prepare, plan and deliver clear and persuasive presentations • Relevant product and industry knowledge Please submit cover letters and resume to Twin Valley Telephone, Inc., P O Box 395, Miltonvale, KS 67466 Attn: Mick Payne or email mick.payne@tvtinc.net . EOE.

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Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Research Assistant in Bacteriology Lab A term Research Assistant position in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University is available. A bachelor's degree in microbiology, biology, chemistry or animal science is required. A minimum 6 months experience in a laboratory setting is required with preference given to those with experience in microbiology/diagnostic laboratories. Computer, organizational, and communication skills are essential, as well as the ability to work as a team. The position will, at times, require prolonged periods of work in a biological safety cabinet with potential pathogenic organisms. Hours are primarily M-F, 8-5 but could occasionally require work outside these hours, including weekends and/or holidays. Application deadline is February 22, 2012. Submit a resume with 3 references and letter of interest to Amanda McDiffett, Kansas State University, 102 Trotter Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 or email amcdiffe@vet.ksu.edu. KSU is an AA/EOE. Background check required. 43

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Research Assistant in Histopath Lab A term Research Assistant position in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Kansas State University is available. A bachelor of science is required. An individual with histology experience is desirable. A background in laboratory methods and procedures is beneficial. Experience and background may substitute for a degree as determined relevant. Maintaining harmonious working relationships with co-workers and other employees is a must. A positive customer service attitude is essential. The individual must be able to work cooperatively in scheduling work hours with co-workers such that hours outside of 8-5 may be expected, and work could include Saturdays/weekend duties. Application screening begins February 22, 2012 and continues until the position is filled. Submit a resume with 3 references and letter of interest to Amanda McDiffett, Kansas State University, 102 Trotter Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506 or email amcdiffe@vet.ksu.edu. KSU is an AA/EOE. Background check required.

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DO you need a babysitter? Call 210-264-1221. Extremely low rate. EVER Shine Janitorial. We do floor cleaning & waxing. Office cleaning. Professional cleaning. (785)226-0423, (785)226-1776. LOOKING to babysit in Manhattan Monday through Friday. (785)656-2974 OPENINGS available for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in loving learning environment. Hope Lutheran Early Learning Center, (785)587-9400. WESTSIDE Area Daycare. Monday- Friday, 18 months to school age. (785)776-1768

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

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PROM dresses, size 7- 8, $35. 785-313-3365

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MOWER, mason saw, DeWalt drills, single axle trailers, miter saw, miscellaneous scaffolding, more. 785-477-1144

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DRY Seasoned firewood, split, delivered. Cell 785458-9112, home 785-494-2234 DRY seasoned oak firewood. (785)494-8554 SMALL square bales grass hay for bedding or mulch. $3.00 each. (785)313-2985

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K-State Research and Extension - Central Kansas Extension District is seeking an Extension Agent, Family Development. Office location is Salina. See: www.ksre.ksu.edu/jobs for responsibilities, qualifications, and application procedure. Application Deadline: February 20, 2012. KState Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Employment is contingent upon results of a Background and Driving Record Check.

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Design Engineer Immediate opening for Design Engineer at Hutchinson/Mayrath a division of Global Industries, Inc. in Clay Center, Kansas. Hutchinson/ Mayrath is a leading manufacturer of grain handling systems worldwide. The Design Engineer positions will be responsible for the development of new designs and making improvements on existing products. He or She, under the direction of the engineering manager, leads the development of individual products and product lines. The Design Engineer is expected to understand and meet customer needs, comply with the industry’s design standards, keep a focus on superior quality and develop cost-effective solutions for the company. The Design Engineer interacts regularly with engineering, sales, purchasing and manufacturing departments. Qualified candidates should have Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural or Mechanical Engineering degree from an accredited four-year program, or equivalent engineering discipline. Previous experience in product design or product development is preferred. Experience using Autodesk inventor or similar 3D parametric design software required. Comprehensive benefits and compensation package. Qualified candidates only please. Send resume with cover letter (including salary requirements) to Hutchinson/Mayrath, Attn: HR Manager, 514 W. Crawford, P.O. Box 629, Clay Center, Ks 67432 or crichter@hutchinson-mayrath.com Deadline February 17th. E.O.E. Pre-Employment Drug Screen required.

KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Announces the following positions:

Administrative Assistant Administrative Assistant-Part-time Administrative Specialist Printer Specialist Library Assistant III Call our office to schedule an appointment and gain helpful tips on “Preparing for an Interview” and “How to Polish Your Resume and Letter of Interest”, available M-F 9:00am - 3:30pm at K-State Division of Human Resources, Employment Services, 103 Edwards Hall, Manhattan, KS, 785-532-6277. Additional information regarding the requisition numbers, salary, closing date and position summary is available at: • Employment Services job line (785) 532-6271 • Kansas State University Division of Human Resources, 103 Edwards Hall, Manhattan, KS • The Employment Services web site at www.ksu.edu/hr • The Manhattan Workforce Center located at 205 S 4th Street, Manhattan, KS Submit: Application online and other required material for each vacancy by 5:00 pm on the closing date. KSU is an EOE/AA, VPE employer that encourages diversity among its employees. Background checks required.

Serving Riley, Geary, Clay and Pottawatomie Counties in Kansas

Looking for a fulfilling part-time job? Big Lakes Developmental Center, Inc. provides services and supports for people with developmental disabilities in work, social and leisure activities. Part-time positions available mornings, evenings, weekends and overnight. No experience? No problem--we will train you. Six-month raise, retention bonus, and other benefits, if eligible. Rewarding work with advancement opportunities. Minimum requirements include high school diploma or equivalent, 3 years driving experience, good driving record, and drug screening. For complete listing of positions please contact: Human Resources Director BIG LAKES DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER, INC. 1416 Hayes Drive, Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 776-9201 www.biglakes.org Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EOE/AA

Job Openings Flint Hills Job Corps Center Manhattan, KS 66503 Residential Advisor (Evenings, Overnights, On-call) Provide guidance to students to ensure positive group living relations and achievement in the program. High school diploma or equivalent and experience working with youth. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency requires. A valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record. MTC offers excellent benefits package including medical, dental, flexible spending accounts, paid holidays, vacation, tuition assistance and 401K retirement and many others. Flint Hills is a Kansas Work Ready! Preferred Employer. If you are interested and meet the minimum qualifications please apply online at www.mtcjobs.com. Manhattan Workforce Center 205 S. 4th St. Manhattan, Ks 66502 (785) 539-5691

Junction City Workforce Center 1012 W. 6th, Suite A Junction City, Ks 66441 (785) 762-8870

WATCO MECHANICAL SERVICES Currently seeking: • Industrial Spray Painters with a minimum of one year experience or technical school training • Starting rates of $11.11 to $13.04 per hour based on experience & mechanical ability. Current top pay rate $16.54 per hour. Competitive Benefit Package Includes: • 401-K with partial matching contribution • 9 Paid Holidays • Medical & Dental Coverage • Short term disability coverage • Vacation Policy • Life Insurance Policy Drug screen required. Apply at 1206 Hoover Road, Junction City, KS 66441. Apply between 8:00 AM and 4:00PM M-F EEO M/F

Early Childhood Educator Needed for K-State Department Teacher/Lead Teacher: K-State Center for Child Development is currently hiring for a Teacher/Lead Teacher in the Infant and Toddler classroom to make a difference in the lives of children. Position is full time, 12 months term, Pay Rate: $11.47 - $14.89. Excellent benefits: Health, Dental and Life Insurance, Paid Sick and Vacation Leave, Retirement Plan, Childcare Discount. Tuition Assistance available to pursue AA and/or BS in Early Childhood. Ability to pass KBI Background Check, Physical and TB Test required. Minimum Qualifications: CDA, 12 hours of college level course work in Early Childhood, or AA in Early Childhood education. Expectation of actively pursuing BS in Early Childhood education. Send application, letter of interest, transcript, resume and 3 work related references to: Human Resources, K-State Student Union, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506. Questions Contact: Amy Horvatic, 785-532-6593 or unionjob@ksu.edu. A criminal background check will be required for the candidates selected for hire. EOE Priority screening will begin February 17, 2012.


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

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IT’S not too late! Treat your Valentine to a piano this year. Now thru Feb 14th Mid- America Piano has more than 100 pianos on sale! 537-3774 Piano4u.com

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OPEN range, farm fresh brown eggs. Call Thowe Farms, (785)539-1004.

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AKC Pembroke Welsh Corgi puppies. $300 (785)617-0307. MINI Schnauzer AKC, 5 gorgeous females. $400 (785)568-2345 SHIH Tzu puppies, $250. Sandy, (785)341-6280. “SWEETHEART" Shih- Tzu Pups, shots and wormed, asking $175. 785-539-0149 WIRE Fox Terrier pups. Tri and Ginger colored AKC. $600. (785)568-2345

AUCTION Sunday, February 19, 2012 12:00 Noon 210 Magnolia McFarland, Kansas REAL ESTATE 1994 27’x44’ 3-bedroom manufactured home on 5 lots. There is a 2-car garage & various outbuildings on the lot, along with a fenced yard, fruit trees & garden spot. This home has 3 bedrooms, large living room, eat-in kitchen, 2 baths and utility room. Buyer to pay 10% down day of Auction with balance due on or before March 12, 2012. All inspections to be completed prior to Auction at Buyer’s expense if requested. Showing by appointment by contacting Vern Gannon Broker/Auctioneer 785-7700066, 785-539-2316 or Gannon Real Estate & Auctions 785-5379003. STATEMENTS MADE DAY OF AUCTION TAKES PRECEDENCE OVER ANY OTHER INFORMATION. MOBILE HOME 1985 Champion Mobile home 56x14 2-bedroom, bath, living room & kitchen with deck & steps. This home is located in a mobile home park in McFarland & can be moved or continue to rent space. Frigidaire refrigerator; Amana automatic washer & dryer-very good; Amana self clean glass top electric range-very nice; Gibson 15 chest type deep freeze; older Whirlpool refrigerator; gas kitchen range; Sharp microwave; computer desk; white cabinet; office chair; portable TVs & stand; computer; Taylor Smith 8 place set Rose pattern china; chicken & John Deere cookie jars; chicken figurines; salt & peppers; spaghetti pots; character & advertising glasses; German gravy boat; variety glassware; canning jars; cooler; what-nots & figurines; corner shelf; lawn glider; Christmas decorations; silverware; craft items; concrete goose, donkey & cart; bird bath; lawn windmill & other yard art; lighted reindeer; bicycle; barrel miscellaneous lumber; 2-wheel dump lawn trailer; Campbell Hausfeld portable air compressor; Poulan chain saw; aluminum extension ladder; B&D table saw; Craftsman toolbox; chain hoist; rechargable drill; push garden cultivator; rubber tired lawn wagon; sprayer; bench grinder; large vise; wheelbarrow; metal sawhorses; floor jack; wet vac; air bubble; creeper; chain; gas weedeater; shop cabinet; bar clamps; garden tools; tool chest; antique wood bits in box; flaring tools; bars; jig saw; wrenches; portable dog kennel; saws; hammers; organizers; variety of tools & shop items.

MARY KAY AND THE LATE HAROLD NIEDFELDT GANNON REAL ESTATE AND AUCTIONS Vern Gannon Broker/Auctioneer 785-770-0066 or 785-537-9003 MANHATTAN, KANSAS www.gannonauctions.com

Published in The Manhattan Mercury on February 12, 2012. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR LOT 9 OF THE DOWNTOWN ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND ORDINANCE NO. 6804. WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 6804 was adopted by the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas on December 15, 2009 and established the current Downtown Entertainment District Planned Unit Development; and WHEREAS, The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board (MUAPB) of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, following a Public Hearing held on Thursday, January 5, 2012, recommended amending Ordinance No. 6804 and the Preliminary Development Plan for Lot 9, a portion of the Downtown Entertainment District Planned Unit Development, in the City of Manhattan, Kansas and approved the Final Development Plan for that portion of said Lot 9, replatted as Lots 1 and 4 of the Downtown Entertainment District, Unit Three, Commercial Planned Unit Development. As a part of said approval, the MUAPB recommended excluding the proposed drive-in restaurant in the mixed-use building; and WHEREAS, on January 24, 2012, the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, gave due consideration to the recommendation of the MUAPB, and following discussion, on a vote of 4-1, agreed with the recommendation, except for the exclusion of the proposed drive-in restaurant, which was overridden by the two-thirds majority vote; and, WHEREAS, The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board of the City of Manhattan, Kansas and the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, have considered all matters set forth in Section 9-108 and Section 15-403 of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations and have found that the approval of the proposed amendment, subject to the restrictions, conditions, or limitations set forth hereinafter, is consistent with such matters; and WHEREAS, The Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, has considered this ordinance at two meetings; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The Preliminary Development Plan for Lot 9 of the Downtown Entertainment District Planned Unit Development and Ordinance No. 6804 are hereby amended to allow the addition of two hotels and a mixed-use building with a drive-in restaurant. SECTION 2. The Final Development Plan for Lots 1 and 4, Downtown Entertainment District, Unit Three, Commercial Planned Unit Development is herby approved as proposed. SECTION 3. The tract of land ("Property") subject to this amendment was previously described as Lot 9, Downtown Entertainment District Com-

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LEGAL NOTICES mercial Planned Unit Development Addition, City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. Following this Amendment and approval of the corresponding plat the Property will be known as Lots 1 - 6, Downtown Entertainment District, Unit Three, Commercial Planned Unit Development, City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. SECTION 4. There is hereby incorporated by reference and adopted, and enforceable, as a part hereof, all drawings and documents submitted as a part of the application, as well as the revisions of such drawings and documents, including those revisions which have been required, or approved, by the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board or the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, except as provided in Section 5 of this Ordinance. All such documents shall be maintained, along with the application for amendment, on file in the Zoning Administrator's Office. SECTION 5. The amendment is subject to the following restrictions, conditions, or limitations, and such restrictions, conditions, or limitations shall supersede any portion of the application in conflict therewith: 1. A drive-in restaurant, restricted to a coffee and bakery restaurant use, shall be permitted in the east end of the mixed-use building. 2. Signs shall be provided as proposed in the application documents, and shall allow for exempt signage described in Article VI, Section 6-104 (A)(1),(2),(4),(5),and (7); and, Section 6-104 (B)(2) and B(5), of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations. SECTION 6. All provisions of the application and the Final Development Plan, as submitted to and approved by the Planning Board, and all restrictions, conditions or limitations imposed hereby, however recorded, shall be considered to be covenants upon the Property and shall run in favor of the City and shall be enforceable in law or in equity by the City, without limitation on any power or regulation otherwise granted to the City by law. SECTION 7. All owners, occupants and persons in charge of the property shall comply with all applicable provisions of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations as well as all provisions of the application, the Final Development Plan and all restrictions, conditions or limitations imposed by this Ordinance. Any violation of the Ordinance shall be deemed a violation of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations. SECTION 8. All provisions of Ordinance No. 6804 that are not in conflict with this amendment shall remain in force. SECTION 9. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication in The Manhattan Mercury. PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY THIS 7TH DAY OF FEBRURY, 2012. (SEAL) ATTEST: GARY S. FEES, MMC, CITY CLERK JAMES E. SHEROW, MAYOR

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INVITATION TO BID First publishedin The Manhattan Mercury on February 8, 2012; subsequently published on February 12, 2012. Sealed Bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Riley County, Kansas at the Office of the County Clerk located in the Riley County Office Building, 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Ks for: Public Works Administration Building Irrigation System Bids will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on the 24th day of February 2012. Bids will be opened and read aloud at 9:00 a.m. on February 27, 2012, in the Commission Chambers located at 115 N 4th Street. Principal Items of Work: Installation of a turf irrigation system at the Riley County Public Works Administration Building and dripline irrigation within selected planting beds. Copies of the Drawings and other Contract Documents are on file and available for public inspection at the Office of the County Clerk, located in the Riley County Office Building, 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS and the Public Works Office located at the Riley County Public Works Department, 6215 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan, Kansas 66503. A complete set of the Contract Documents may be obtained by prospective bidders by sending a nonrefundable cash payment of Ten Dollars ($10.00), for said set of documents to: Riley County Public Works, 6215 Tuttle Creek Boulevard, Manhattan, Kansas 66503. No Bidder may withdraw a bid for a period of 30 days following the opening of Bids. The character and amount of security to be furnished by each Bidder is stated in the above mentioned Contract Documents. The Riley County Board of Commissioners reserves the right to reject any and all Bids, to waive formalities in considering Bids and to accept the Bid which, in the Board's opinion, is in the best interest of Riley County. By Riley County Clerk Rich Vargo

BARBARA ANN HEDGCOTH ESTATE First published in The Manhattan Mercury on February 5, 2012; subsequently published on February 12 and February 19, 2012. STATE OF KANSAS, RILEY COUNTY, ss: IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF RILEY COUNTY (Pursuant to Chapter 59 of K.S.A.), KANSAS, PROBATE DIVISION. In the Matter of the Estate of

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Barbara Hedgcoth, Deceased. NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS

AUCTION Sunday, February 26, 2012 10:00 AM Clarion Hotel, 530 Richards Dr., Manhattan, Kansas Maple Pennsylvania Dutch furniture-Dining table & 4 chairs, buffet, couch, coffee & end tables, loveseat rocker; recliner; metal Baker’s rack; black rocker; shelf unit; wine table; needlepoint stool; plant stands; cedar chest; game table; wicker rocker; dresser with mirror; Oak bed; exercise ski machine; Vitamaster Power 95; 3 castor sets-2 clear & one cranberry; cranberry Bride’s basket (old); cranberry pickle castors; old cordial set; 19pcs Belleek; Limoges; RS Prussia; Austria; Germany; Prussia Royal Rudolstadt; Noritake; Royal Staffordshire; Bavaria; 50 plus cup plates (some flint); over 50 salt cellars; Waterford (Colleen) 28pcs; Lalique; Tiffany; Laura Ashlay thistle set; 36pc Copeland Rose Chintz tea set; 4 Spode Christmas pcs; Russian & USSR Lomonosov tea cups & saucers; Poppy Trail metlox set with many serving pieces; Collection of hen-onnests; 1950’s & ‘60’s colored glass; old crystal pieces; wine glasses; Figurines: 19 Hummel & Goebel, 2 Friedel, 3 Anri, 10 Lowell Davis including signed, Asian, Japan, 6 Boyd’s Bears, Rockwell, New Mexico Story Teller (8); Toriat clown collection; Sebastian & Franklin Mint; depression glass; Soda Fountain dishes; crystal animals including Baccarat, Irish, Lalique, Sabina & Swarazk; wine & liquore sets; Carnival; Black Amethyst; lots of cranberry & Ruby; Vaseline; amber; Ruby; 184 Collector plates-Rockwell,Goebel, Gorham, Hummel, Kaiser, Wedgwood, Rockwood, Frankoma, B&G, Bayreuth & others; compotes; cake plates; cruets; Halcoyon enamel boxes (13 boxes, 5 eggs); 10 music boxes-Schmid, Anri & Rockwell; one cent candy machine; 2 glass display cases; small display cases; quilt needlepoint samplers; Toby jugs-6 Royal Doulton, 3 Staffordshire & 14 Occupied Japan; 17 pewter banks; Hummel ornaments; Simpich Angels; glass Easter eggs & figurines; various juicers; over 100pcs pattern glass, butter dishes, spooners, celery, berry bowls & creamers & sugars. ARTWORK & PICTURES: Mosier watercolors, Grandma Moses, Grandma Lawton, Camp Funston, WWII planes, train stations, Russell prints, Marshall, John Hanna, Mayfield Civil War Calvary, Lawrence Harvest (FB 75th) & postage stamp carousel horse. WESTERN & TOOLS: Branding irons, boot jacks, stirrups, bits, powder horns, horse collar, barb wire collection & stretchers, traps, Ferrier tools, bearskin gloves, new & old tools, work benches, yard tools. Rock-Fossil & shell collections; Books:Childrens, Collector, Antique, Gardening, cookbooks, Western, WWII, History & Fiction, Home Companion magazines 1898-1912; games; children items including new china cabinet, rocker, dresser, Salesman sample bed, cast iron stove & pots, chairs, pedal cars, Fire engine. 2 prism lamps; 7 large kerosene lamps & mini lamps; pewter lamp; Waterford lamp; silverplate; spoon collection; old Tiffany type shade on newer lamp; chocolate & ice cream molds; many cookie cutters; trivets; old jars & bottles; camera; buttons; stereoscope & cards; fur stole; Badges & medals (KSAC, Elks, I00F, Kansas & etc); kitchen utensils; primitives; copper bread box; bar ware; meat grinder; fire extinguisher grenades; clocks; models & Diorama kits; art supplies; TOYS: 1950’s & ‘60’s toy cars, trucks, Barbie items, baby toys, books, tin toys, trains, musical celluloid; BEAR & DOLL FURNITURE including desk, trike, rocker & chairs; MINIATURE TOYS: miniature dollhouse items, dish sets, 20 tea sets, punch bowl sets, pattern glass sets, candleholders (12 plus), Occupied Japan, mini toby jugs, 2 A&W Root Beer mugs; BEAR COLLECTION: Steif, quilted, Robert Rakes, mink, Army blanket Big Red I, Schmid musical, campaign, Cabbage Patch etc; Collections of pocketknives, belt buckles, watches(Elgin, Hamilton, Illinois, Waltham), ashtrays, lighters, beaded purses, jewelry sets, advertising items. COINS: 45 Proof sets 1979-1987; mint sets 1980-1987; foreign coins, John Wayne coins (20), lead, Indian head & Lincoln pennies, 10 Washington Anniversary coins-90% silver & others. NOTE: The Baril’s have collected since the 1950’s. Many fun & interesting items!

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The State of Kansas to All Persons Concerned: You are hereby notified that on or about the 5th date of August, 2011, a petition was filed in said court by Don Weiner, attorney for the heirs of Barbara Ann Hedgcoth, deceased, praying for the admission to probate of the will of Barbara Hedgcoth dated May 13, 1971, which is filed with first petition, and for the appointment of Michael Charles Hedgcoth as Co-Executor and Kimberly Mallon as Co-Executor of said will, and for admission of the Amended Family Settlement Agreement as entered into by the children of Barbara Ann Hedgcoth, who are her sole surviving heirs, and approval of such Amended Family Settlement Agreement filed with the Court in place of the will, you are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 27th day of February 2012, at 1:30 p.m. of said day, in said court, in the city of Manhattan, in Riley County, Kansas, at which time and place said matters will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. All creditors of the estate are notified to exhibit their demands against the said estate within four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall forever be barred. _______________________________ Don Weiner #07387 Attorney for Heirs of Barbara Ann Hedgcoth, deceased. 413 Poyntz, Suite 3 Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 776-0471

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ORDINANCE NO. 6937

STATE OF KANSAS COUNTY OF RILEY TREASURER'S QUARTERLY REPORT AS OF JANUARY 31, 2012

Published in The Manhattan Mercury on February 12, 2012. AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE PRELIMINARY DEVELOPMENT PLAN OF THE GRAND MERE VILLAGE COMMERCIAL PLANNED UNIT DEVELOPMENT AND ORDINANCE NO. 6516. WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 6516 was adopted by the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas on December 20, 2005, and established the current Grand Mere Village Commercial Planned Unit Development District; and WHEREAS, The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board of the City of Manhattan, Kansas at a Public Hearing held on Thursday, January 5, 2012, recommended amending Ordinance No. 6516 and the Preliminary Development Plan of the Grand Mere Village Commercial Planned Unit Development in the City of Manhattan, Kansas, and approved the Final Development Plan for Lot 12, Grand Mere Village Addition in the City of Manhattan, Kansas; and WHEREAS, The Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board of the City of Manhattan, Kansas and the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, have considered all matters set forth in Section 9-108 and Section 15-403 of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations and have found that the approval of the proposed amendment, subject to the restrictions, conditions, or limitations set forth hereinafter, is consistent with such matters; and WHEREAS, The Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, has considered this ordinance at two meetings; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS, THAT: SECTION 1. The Preliminary Development Plan of the Grand Mere Village Commercial Planned Unit Development and Ordinance No. 6516 are hereby amended to add Group Day Care Centers as a permitted use; and the Final Development Plan for Lot 12, Grand Mere Village Addition is hereby approved as proposed. SECTION 2. The tract of land ("Property") subject to this amendment is described as follows: Grand Mere Village Addition, City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. SECTION 3. There is hereby incorporated by reference and adopted, and enforceable, as a part hereof, all drawings and documents submitted as a part of the application, as well as the revisions of such drawings and documents, including those revisions which have been required, or approved, by the Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board or the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, except as provided in Section 4 of this Ordinance. All such documents shall be maintained, along with the application for amendment, on file in the Zoning Administrator's Office. SECTION 4. The amendment is subject to the following restrictions, conditions, or limitations, and such restrictions, conditions, or limitations shall supersede any portion of the application in conflict therewith: 1. Group Day Care Centers shall be a Permitted Use in the Grand Mere Village Commercial Planned Unit Development. 2. Signs shall be provided as proposed in the application documents, and shall allow for exempt signage described in Article VI, Section 6-104 (A)(1),(2),(4),(5),and (7); and, Section 6-104 (B)(2) and B(5), of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations. 3. The Dwarf Burning Bush and Gnome Pyracantha shall be removed from the Landscape Plan and replaced with child safe plant materials. SECTION 5. All provisions of the application and the Final Development Plan, as submitted to and approved by the Planning Board, and all restrictions, conditions or limitations imposed hereby, however recorded, shall be considered to be covenants upon the Property and shall run in favor of the City and shall be enforceable in law or in equity by the City, without limitation on any power or regulation otherwise granted to the City by law. SECTION 6. All owners, occupants and persons in charge of the property shall comply with all applicable provisions of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations as well as all provisions of the application, the Final Development Plan and all restrictions, conditions or limitations imposed by this Ordinance. Any violation of the Ordinance shall be deemed a violation of the Manhattan Zoning Regulations. SECTION 7. All provisions of Ordinance No. 6516 that are not in conflict with this amendment shall remain in force. SECTION 8. This ordinance shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and publication in The Manhattan Mercury. PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY THIS 7TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2012.

Published in The Manhattan Mercury on February 12, 2012. State Funds Fish&Game Permits Motor Vehicle License TOTAL

Fund Balance 70.40 21,556.99 21,627.39

County Budgeted Funds County General Health Department War Memorial County Auction P.A.T.F. Motor Vehicle Operations Special Alcohol Special Law Enforcement Riley Co Police Dept Riley Co Adult Services Capital Improvements Fund Economic Development Emergency 911 Workers Compensation Rsrv Solid Waste County Building Road & Bridge Cap Project RCPD Levy/Op Landfill Closure County Bond & Interest University Park W&S Hunters Island Water Dist Carson Sewer Benefit Dist Deep Creek Sewer Moehlman Bottoms Valleywood Operations Terra Heights Sewer Terra Heights Sinking Konza Water Operations TOTAL

Fund Balance 10,476,965.11 772,244.80 14,779.43 7,129.41 6,115.09 38,539.60 9,728.04 14,303.25 1,221,755.35 240,306.66 3,187,841.69 667,190.89 424,169.18 139,659.91 307,091.50 463,039.51 2,807,637.35 1,113,373.65 33,832.20 960,800.94 15,652.52 10,162.06 5,458.04 5,659.23 8,477.50 22,520.60 13,996.28 53,985.98 12,420.01 23,054,835.78

Non-Budgeted Funds Teen Court Collected Fund Court Technology Treasurer Change Checks Museum Bequest Register Deeds Tech Fund Returned Check Fund Riley Co Juvenile Service Cash Long or Short 21st Jud. Dist Teen Court RCPD Spec Emergency Rsrv LEPC-HMTA University Park Improvmnt Carson Capital Reserve H.I Water Capital Replace Deep Creek Capital Replac Moehlman Bottom Cap Resrv Konza Water Cap Reserve Valleywood Cap Reserve Univ Park W&S Cap Reserve Payroll Clearing TOTAL

Fund Balance 4,956.56 13,724.01 9.54 330.00 62,263.09 811.2167,664.21 11,331.21 69,124.27 700,000.00 221.54 6,162.08 18,000.00 15,617.89 25,717.79 5,213.00 163,086.16 29,706.74 18,195.41 1,272.87 1,211,785.16

Tax Funds Fund Balance Recreational Vehicle Tax 448.40 Motor Vehicle Tax 111,245.28 Motor Veh Tax-Long&Short 7,817.46 Driver's License 1,919.00 16/20M Trucks 2,393.66 Spec Delinquent PP-Treas 441.01 Tax Sale Proceeds 5,890.38 Sales & Compensation Tax 135,285.03 Advance Tax 39.71 TOTAL 265,479.93 Tax Holding Funds Tax Holding-Current Tax Treasurer's Holding Delinquent Real Estate

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City Funds Manhattan City-Spec Cty&H Leonardville Cty-Spec C&H Ogden City-Spec City&Hwy Randolph city-Spec Cty&Hw Riley City-Spec City&Hwy TOTAL

Fund Balance 28,818.48 248.19 1,153.62 90.10 519.05 30,829.44

Township funds Ashland Township-Road Bala Township-Road Center Township-Road Fancy Crk Township-Road Grant Township-Road Jackson Township-Road Madison Township-Road Manhattan Township-Road May Day Township-Road Ogden Township-Road Sherman Township-Road Swede Creek Township-Road Wildcat Township-Road Zeandale Township-Road TOTAL

Fund Balance 1,145.04 4,611.02 2,191.14 2,864.38 2,050.94 2,835.35 1,576.78 2,010.23 2,296.99 1,364.35 2,893.17 4,142.87 2,416.44 2,122.91 34,521.61

School Funds USD #378-General USD #384-General TOTAL

Fund Balance 1,559.59 789.19 2,348.78

Cemetery Funds Bala Jt #2 Cemetery Bellegard Jt #1 Cemetery Fancy Crk-Randolph #6 Cem May Day #1 Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery Swede Creek Cemetery Walsburg #5 Cemetery TOTAL

Fund Balance 462.68 299.46 .03 .57 1,609.62 473.47 4,447.13 7,292.96

Special Assessment Funds Special-ST Street Special Special-SP Sp Improvement Special-SS Sewer Special Special-WA Water Special Special-SM Storm Sewer Sp Special-02 Weed Special Special-32 High Meadow St Special-26 Driftwood Stre Special-25 Lakewood Str Special-45 Univ Park Swr Spec-Stills Ranch Street Spec-Stills Ranch Sewer Spec-Stills Ranch Water Sp-Still Ranch Lift Stati University Park Water City Special Assessments TOTAL

Fund Balance 1.07 .14 2.18 1.03 2.08 484.00 1,047.01 1,011.27 2,827.50 118.16 238.84 116.10 58.05 46.98 241.32 62,435.22 68,630.95

Bonds & Temporary Notes Mertz/McGehee Drainage TOTAL

Fund Balance 6,183.36 6,183.36

Fire Funds Riley Co Fire Dist #1 Riley Co Fire Dist CapOut

Fund Balance 309,204.47 242,356.70 551,561.17

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First published in The Manhattan Mercury on February 12, 2012; subsequently published on February 19, 2012. IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE INTEREST OF: J. J. M. M.K.M.

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11 JC 55 11 JC 56

NOTICE OF HEARING PUBLICATION Michael Murphy, father

A Petition has been filed in this court and the matter will come on for Permanency Hearing. You are required to appear before this court at 1:30 pm on March 1, 2012, at the Riley County Courthouse, Div. M02, 100 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, Kansas, 66502, or prior to that time file your written response to the pleading with the clerk of this court. Brenda Jordan, attorney at law, has been appointed as guardian ad litem for the children. Each parent or other legal custodian of the children has the right to appear and be heard personally either with or without an attorney. Gabrielle Thompson, attorney at law, has been appointed for Michael Murphy.

Wood Floors

Sandman Hardwood Floors

25,924,423.34

NOTICE OF HEARING PUBLICATION

TO:

Romo Roofing

Home/Rental Maint.

TOTAL CASH IN TREASURY

Restorations

Heating and Air

113

TOTAL

136 Painting & Decorating ECONOMY Painting since 1992. Sheetrock repair, interior/ exterior painting 785-587-0271

TOTAL

Fund Balance 875.00 875.58 5,173.81 6,924.39

Federal Funds Domestic Violence Spec. Special Prosecutor Trust Juvenile Intake Case Mgr

(SEAL) ATTEST: GARY S. FEES, MMC, CITY CLERK JAMES E. SHEROW, MAYOR

TOTAL

Fund Balance 542,030.81 59,469.47 60,902.14 662,402.42

Clerk of the District Court By: Barbara Sanders Deputy Clerk

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HOUSE CALLS By Edith Lank

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continues to reside in the house, and she filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy last year after not making payments for 12 months. She promised to sell the house after our last child went off to college, which has happened. Can I force her to sell the house, or is she protected by Chapter 13 -email Answer: Do some calculating about how much the property might be worth; how much is owed, including those back payments (and back taxes?); and whether it would be worth the legal expense of a

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2725 BUTTONWOOD

Nice duplex w/ view of Prairie Lake. 3 BR, 2 BA, Dbl Garage. Freshly painted. Bonus storage room. Large main floor. Master BR w/ walk in closet & spacious bathroom. Also main floor laundry. $149,900. Hosted by Claudia Luthi

4BR, 3BA. Oversized 2 car garage extra 10 ft wide 14 ft long space. Under construction, Granite topped bar, bench seat in 2nd BR, Master suite w/separate tub & shower. Walkout bsmt w/ FP & wet bar. $258,950 Hosted by Pat & Jerry Istas

Affordable new construction 3 BR, 2 BA home built along thw neighborhood lake. Large DR & master BR w/ master BA & walk-in closet, scenic view from patio. Owner chooses appliance color. A must see! $156,200 Hosted by Daren Lewis

Beautiful new construction. 3 BR 2.5 BA high quality halfduplex. Custom oak cabinetry & woodwork throughout. Large, finished 2 car garage. Upgraded appliances & fixtures. Motion/ door security system. $153,000 Hosted by Devin Lewis

200 Carlisle Terrace

Price Reduced! Move - in Ready! 4Bd, 3Ba, Full Fin Bsmt, 0 ,90 64 $1

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HUGE MASTER SUITE

3209 HIGHLAND CIR. $180,000

152 S. DARTMOUTH $309,500

801/805 HIGHLAND RIDGE $165,000/EA.

1009 WILSON CIRCLE $219,000

300 FORDHAM $259,900

www.GandARealEstate.com

1113 Mill Knoll Terrace

2725 Brookville

2613 Brookpark Dr.

Elegant 5Bd, 3Ba, FP, LL Theater Rm 3980 Sqft Finished

Well Kept 3Bd, Ranch, Lg Eat-in Kit, Mst Suite Patio, 2-Car Gar

Wonderful Open Floor Plan! 3Bd, 2Ba, Mst Suite Landscaped, 2-Car Gar

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2427 Justin Dr.

308 Quail Dr.

Remodeled Ranch! 4Bd, 2Ba, Fam, Rm Full Fin Bsmt, Lg Lot

Small Town Living! Immaculate 3Bd, 2Ba, Large Yard, Patio, 2-Car

LOOking for a Home! Go to Our Website For a Complete list Of Homes for sale! www.CBmanhattan.com

NEW PRICE

709 Tuttle St.

38221 Plymouth, Wabaunsee

East Side Ranch! 3Bd, Lg Kit, Fenced Large Lt, Lg Det 2-Car

Minutes from Manhattan! Quite Country 3Bd, Home, Lg Workshop/Garage

www.WeisRealtyExecutives.com • 785.539.9333 • 800.593.3250 Professional Place • 2316 Anderson Ave • Manhattan, KS 66502

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

Jerry S. Weis Ph.D, Owner, REALTOR®

Les Wallace GRI, REALTOR®, Managing Broker

Martha Payne REALTOR®, Listing Specialist

Jeffrey Black REALTOR®, Commercial Specialist

Sandy Salava REALTOR®

Shanelle Fields REALTOR®

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New / Open House 1 - 3

New Construction

New Price

New Construction

New Construction

131 S. Garfield, JC

2821 Stone Valley Landing

4154 Taneil Drive

4651 S. Dwight Dr.

4655 S. Dwight Drive

New Construction

New Construction

2023 Ivy Drive

2038 Plymouth Rd

4647 S. Dwight Dr.

8756 William Drive

5437 Stone Crest Dr

Karen $229,900 Floyd $229,900 Karen $189,950 $219,950 Joe $219,950 Joe Handy Man Special with 3 living 4 BR, 3 BA, full fin w/o bsmt. Seller 3 BR, 2 BA, Daylight Bsmt. 2 Story w/4 BR, 3.5 BA. New Townhome with basement. areas. www.KarensKastles.com paid closing costs. View at www.joemaggio.com www.KarensKastles.com View at www.joemaggio.com

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2440 Sawmill Rd, J.C

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Karen Westover Associate Broker

$299,950 Karen Floyd $115,000 Joe $269,900 Karen $234,950 Karen $234,950 new townhome. 4 BR, 3 BA, fireplace, family 3BR, 2BA, Daylight Bsmt, Family 3BR, 2BA, Daylight Bsmt, Family Great location, Great Price. 2 BR, Elegant View at www.joemaggio.com room. www.KarensKastles.com Room. www.KarensKastles.com Room. www.KarensKastles.com 1.25 BA, oversized garage.

Kelly Adams ..................... Ext 142 Therese Adams ................ Ext 128 Dawn Belville .................. Ext 137 Tara Clayclamp ............... Ext 122 Larry Cline ..................... Ext 146 Vi Forgerson .................... Ext 150 Bill Gordon ..................... Ext 123 Donna Hageman .............. Ext 131 Carolyn Hill ..................... Ext 127 Larry Limbocker ............. Ext 124 Connie McClellan ............ Ext 148 Tomi O’Conner..................Ext 126 Nancy Perry ......................Ext 145 Virgina Reyes Kramer .... Ext 129 Joe Sexton ........................ Ext 132 Gary Stowe ....................... Ext 120 Sherry Wheeler ............... Ext 138

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Joe Maggio Associate Broker

Manhattan REALTORS • 2304 Sky-Vue Lane, Manhattan • (785) 776-4488

1036 Highland Rdg

NEW PRICE

Floyd Rogers Broker

OPEN 1-2:30

A Lot of Home for $$$ 3Bd, 3Ba, 3560 Sqft Full Part Fin Bsmt 0 ,90 32 $1

SIDE BY SIDE DUPLEX

mail@CBmanhattan.com www.CBmanhattan.com

2630 Claflin Road Manhattan, KS 66502 OPEN 1-3

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776-1100 800-658-4666

REALTY GROUP ONE

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www.GandARealEstate.com • 785-537-7466 NEW LISTING

409 Brookmont Drive

120 Knoxberry

3199 Keats Avenue

4505 Freeman

$50,000 $120,000 Shanelle $121,900 Floyd Floyd $149,900 Shanelle $126,000 Floyd Built 2007, 3 BR, 2 BA, full 3 BR, 2 BA, Open floor plan, pri- 1/2 duplex, 3 BR, 2 BA, New carpet Unique property w/ many possibili- 2 BR, 1 BA, 0.5 acre close to paint, all app., Seller paid closing cost. ties on 1.3 acres. Tuttle Creek Lake. unfinished walkout bsmt. vacy fenced yard.

Call or Email the Listed Agent for more Pictures and Details Floyd Rogers...313-1672...frogers@remax.kscoxmail.com Joe Maggio...712-0027...www.joemaggio.com Karen Westover...532-9333...www.KarensKastles.com

Sandy Salava...565-8433...ssalava@remax.kscoxmail.com Shanelle Fields...226-2746...sfields@remax.kscoxmail.com

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Jim Hood REALTOR®, CW5 (RET) US Army

Leslie Alford REALTOR®, LTC (RET) US Army

Barbara Huston REALTOR®, Community Development

Check out our Website for Details on All of our Listings! We Post the Latest Open House Info on Fridays. LAND FOR SALE!

NEW! 5782 Elbo Ridge

4441 Kitten Creek

5 BR, 3 BA $429,900

•270 acres 14 miles E. of Manhattan. Tabor Valley Rd. NEW LISTING! Grandview •N lots. Single & Multi family available. $13,500 to $33,750

4 BR, 3.5BA $369,500

5 BR, 3 BA $394,500

1826 Fairchild

3913 Golden Eagle

1002 Houston

2417 Hillview

1204 Stoneridge Ct.

3 BR, 3 BA $182,900

5 BR, 3 BA $254,900

5 BR, 3 BA $228,900

4 BR, 3 BA $456,500

5 BR, 4 1/2 2 BA $650,000

COMMERCIAL •19,060 sq ft of land $395,000 •Former call center. Office space or lab. 42,946 +/- sqft. •1382 Pillsbury Dr: Nearly 2 acres w/ direct access to K177. $250,000

1959 Lincoln

5890 Edgewater Rd.

13899 Melissa Vue

710 Midland

3 BR, 2 BA $124,900

5 BR, 2 BA $319,900

5 BR, 4 1/2 2 BA $399,000

3 BR + 2NC, 3 BA

2416 Sumac

3945 Windmill Run

5 BR, 3 1/2 2 BA $499,900

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Agency or Seller

Price

Coldwell Banker Realty Group One Knight Realty ERA The Conderman Group Landmark Real Estate Coldwell Banker Realty Group One Blanton Realty Christian & Assoicates Real Estate, LLC Landmark Real Estate Re/Max Manhattan Realtors Coldwell Banker Realty Group One Coldwell Banker Realty Group One Blanton Realty ERA The Conderman Group ERA The Conderman Group Landmark Real Estate Landmark Real Estate Coldwell Banker Realty Group One Blanton Realty Coldwell Banker Realty Group One

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