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Long redistricting debate looms TOPEKA — A flurry of map-making by Kansas House members left their Redistricting Committee with 18 proposals Friday for redrawing the state's congressional districts, creating the possibility of a drawnout debate over picking one. House members submitted 10 proposals alone Friday, some variations on plans they'd already seen for adjusting the lines of the four districts to account for shifts in population over the past decade. The 1st District of western and central Kansas is nearly 58,000 residents short of the ideal district population of 713,280 and must pick up territory, though there's disagreement on where. Page A3

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Obama seizes on Limbaugh remark WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is casting the contraception controversy as an issue of women's rights, not religious freedom, to firm up support from women and young voters, groups essential to his re-election hopes. He dove deep into the culture wars of American politics by rushing to defend a female law student verbally attacked by the conservative commentator, making a telephone call of support to Georgetown University's Sandra Fluke. It was nothing short of an election-year appeal to a crucial voting bloc. Page A5

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Storms strike in several states WEST LIBERTY, Ky. — Rescue workers with search dogs trudged through the hills of Kentucky, and emergency crews in several states combed through wrecked homes in a desperate search Saturday for survivors of tornadoes that killed dozens of people. But amid the flattened homes, gutted churches and crunched up cars, startling stories of survival emerged. The storms, predicted by forecasters for days, killed at least 38 people in five states — Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich proclaimed an emergency. Page A4.

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Five linked to Quran burnings PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan — Military investigators have concluded that five U.S. service members were involved in the incineration of Qurans in Afghanistan last week. The burning of the Muslim holy books — which U.S. officials say was accidental — incited a week of protests that left 30 Afghans dead. The burnings also were cited as motivation for at least some of the six fatal attacks on U.S. military personnel in the past eight days. Page A7

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Their day began at 4:45 a.m. Saturday. That’s when Kansas State Army ROTC cadets were loaded onto buses to head out to Fort Riley. By 7 a.m., freshman and sophomore cadets were climbing over and crawling under various obstacles while senior cadets encouraged and instructed them, and junior cadets participated in their own field leadership reaction course. At 11 a.m., it was time to eat lunch, followed by roughly five hours of daytime land navigation training. At 6:30 p.m., dinner was distributed, followed again by roughly four hours of nighttime land navigation training. For the cadets, sleep came at midnight or so, with wake-up at 5 a.m. to start Sunday's planned squad tactical exercises. On Sunday, it was also the junior cadets' turns to crawl in the dirt and demonstrate their body strength and possible fear of heights on the obstacle course. Capt. Ryan Gardner, Army ROTC public affairs officer and senior in family studies, said the weekend's training emphasizes the development of courage and overcoming fear, and forces cadets to think creatively and collectively. Many cadets found the obstacles involving heights to be the most challenging. For some it was because they found their own height to be a disadvantage while others disliked the distance between themselves and the ground. Cadet Shantell Dixon, a sophomore, said cadets help each other complete the obstacles. The cadets participated in the course during the brisk morning hours, but Dixon said she warmed up pretty quickly completing the course. Cheryl Cleary, senior in social work, said the senior cadets who designed the obstacles wanted to incorporate fun aspects into the course. She said one of the most entertaining obstacles Saturday morning was when cadets had to perform 15 push-ups, place a bat perpendicular to the ground and run around it 10 times with their forehands pressed to it, then try to run over a wooden wall. Disorientation won a few rounds. Jim Culbertson, an officer with Kansas National Guard, and Joe Masarik, a retired Army veteran, mentored the cadets for the training. They said the exercises prepare the

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Romney claims Washington in run-up to Tuesday’s 10-state splurge Associated Press WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney rolled to a double-digit victory in Washington state’s Republican presidential caucuses Saturday night, his fourth campaign triumph in a row and a fresh show of strength in the run-up to 10 Super Tuesday contests in all regions of the country. Returns from caucuses in 60 percent of Washington state’s precincts showed Romney with 37 percent of the vote, while Ron Paul and Rick Santorum each had 24 percent. Newt Gingrich was drawing 11 percent. Romney’s win was worth at least 12 of the 40 delegates at stake. Paul and Santorum each won at least three. The rest remained unallocated, pending final returns. Romney, Santorum and Gingrich were all campaigning in Ohio — the most intensely contested of the Super Tuesday states — as the first caucus returns were reported. Of the 10 Super Tuesday contests, Ohio is the crown jewel, a big industrial state where Romney and Santorum maneuvered for their next showdown, and where Gingrich said he hopes to pick up a few delegates as well.

What will panel think of NBAF safety now? Bryan Richardson brichardson@themercury.com An updated risk assessment of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF) released Friday now faces review by the National Research Council (NRC) committee, the same entity whose review of DHS’s last site-specific risk assessment questioned the facility’s safety. During a committee meeting held at KState in January, committee chair Greg Baecher said their job would simply be to provide scientific evaluation of the updated risk assessment for accuracy rather than form an opinion about whether the site should be built in Manhattan. The group is scheduled to meet March 16 in Washington, D.C. to discuss the assessment. A report on the NRC committee’s findings will be issued in June. The DHS study made public Friday categoSEE

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RCPD, insuror at odds over deductible debt Katherine Wartell kwartell@themercury.com A former insurance provider for the RCPD and Riley County Law Board claims in a civil suit that they are owed $50,000 stemming from the case of Eddie Lowery, who was falsely convicted of a 1981 rape in Ogden. RCPD responded to the suit filed by Riley County District Court by asking to have it dismissed. In 2003, District Judge Meryl Wilson vacated Lowery's prior convictions and dismissed the charges against him and in 2010, won a $7.5 million judgment against the department and other individuals and entities. Scottsdale Insurance officials say in the suit that the company provided liability coverage to the department from 1988 through 1995. Scottsdale alleges that the RCPD paid the $5,000 deductible for the 1988 policy, but

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Members of KSU’s ROTC and St. Johns Military Academy tackle the confidence climb on the obstacle course at Fort Riley Saturday morning. freshman through junior cadets for the Leadership Course Development Assessment (LDAC) at Fort Lewis in Washington, which cadets go to in their junior year. They said the LDAC is where the cadets, along with cadets from all over the nation, are evaluated on their skills. The evalua-

tions help determine which jobs the cadets will perform in the future. For their meals, cadets ate MREs, or meals, ready to eat, which come in plastic packaging and consist of a main dish, side and snack or dessert. The meals are heated with a little packet containing a chemical that heats when water is added.

Though the food packets indicate the main course, like chicken fajitas or veggie burger, it's a bit of a surprise what's in each MRE and cadets spend mealtime trading sides and desserts. Downtime during lunch was also spent reading and SEE

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By the numbers: Five good years with Frank Bill Felber bfelber@themercury.com Five seasons into his college coaching career, Frank Martin has established himself within the front rank of Big 12 coaches. Statistically, he’s also approaching consideration alongside the legends of K-State coaching since World War II. Martin, whose Wildcats completed their fifth regular season under his guidance Saturday, has a .690 overall winning percentage since taking over for Bob Huggins following the conclusion of the 200607 season. That is virtually identical to

Tex Winter’s percentage for his tenure between 1952-53 and 1967-68, and better than Jack Hartman’s .636 percentage at KState. In the post-World War II era, Jack Gardner has the highest winning percentage of any K-State coach, .722, but Gardner’s career numbers are reduced by his 20-34 record during a pre-war stint. Overall, Gardner’s winning percentage at KState was .645. Martin’s sustained performance is at a level the K-State program hasn’t seen in a while. He’s poised to take the Wildcats to a third straight NCAA Tournament — something no coach has done since Lon

Kruger (1986-88)— and to a fourth in five seasons. That will be a first in school history. Martin’s .602 winning percentage in conference games trails both Winter (.720) and Gardner (.671) since World War II, but it is higher than any coach since them with more than two years of experience here. Hartman had a .586 conference winning percentage, Kruger .585. In one category — nailbiters — Martin’s record exceeds even the best at K-State. His teams have a .625 winning percentage SEE

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Obituaries Parish and a grandson expected in July. John was preceded in death by one grandson, River Parish, his father, Arlo Lignitz and one sister, Laura Lignitz. Cremation is planned with memorial services to be held at 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Ron Brown officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left in care of the YorgensenMeloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kan., 66502.

John P. Lignitz John P. Lignitz, 58, of Manhattan, died March 3, 2012, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Family members provided some of the following information. He was born Nov. 20, 1953, in Manhattan, the John P. Lignitz son of Arlo and Ruth (Anderson) Lignitz. John graduated from Manhattan High School with the class of 1971. John was a contractor in residential construction and was very proud of his family’s heritage of the quality construction in the Manhattan area for three generations. He enjoyed building his hotrod and using his carpentry skills to build furniture and gifts for the children and grandchildren. On May 24, 1975, in Manhattan, he was married to Mary Danenberg. Mary survives of the home. Additional survivors include three children: Laura Parish and her husband Tom, Alaine Schlegel and her husband Michael and Ross Lignitz and his wife Ashley all of Manhattan; his mother, Ruth Lignitz of Manhattan; seven siblings: Nancy Lignitz of Olathe, Margaret Lignitz of Denver, Colo., Susan Durbin of Newark, Dela., Robert Lignitz of Manhattan, Ingrid Lindsey of Raytown, Mo., Frank Lignitz of Manhattan, and Amy LignitzHarken of Mattapoisett. Mass.; and three grandchildren: Emry and Myla Schlegel, Valerie

Leon Anthony Cocozzoli Leon Anthony Cocozzoli, 68, of Manhattan, died Tuesday Feb. 28, 2012 at the Via Christi Village in Manhattan. Family members provided some of the following information. He was born on Aug. 8, 1943, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of Anthony and Betty Cocozzoli. Leon joined the United States Army and Leon Anthony served during Cocozzoli the Vietnam Era. He earned many medals and honors during his service career. He retired from the army; he was a proud army veteran serving in many different

areas in the world. On Oct. 10, 1970 in Vietnam he was united in marriage to Hoa “Flower” Pham. Leon loved sports of all kinds, especially football, fishing and bowling. He also enjoyed collecting military coins and medals. He enjoyed spending time with his family, nieces and nephews and especially his two grandchildren. He is survived by his wife Flower at their home in Manhattan. He is also survived by his daughter: Linda Tolbert and her husband Miles of Kansas City, Mo.; and his son Peter Cocozzoli of Manhattan; also his two grandchildren: Cezanne and Landon, and his nine brothers and sisters. Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Cocozzoli will be held on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 10 a.m. at the St. Isidore’s Catholic Student Center in Manhattan, with Father Keith Webber as Celebrant. Interment with full military honors will follow in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley. The Rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel. The family will greet friends during a visitation following the rosary until 7:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left for the family through the funeral home website at www.ymlfuneralhome.com Memorial contributions are suggested for the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen

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Guiseppe “Joe” A. Fraschilla Guiseppe “Joe” A. Fraschilla, 85, of Riley, died Friday, March 2, 2012 at his residence. Family members provided some of the following information. He was born on Nov.15, 1926 in Manhattan, N.Y., the son of Francesco and Rosa (Scola) Fraschilla. Joe was a laborer and worked for Western Electric Company in New Jersey. He was a member of the St. Thomas More Catholic Church. He was married to Sadie Cannizzaro on July 11, 1953 at St. Finbar Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. She survives of the home. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, Ann Marie Boryeskne and husband Don of Riley, Kansas and Patricia Valenti and husband Jerry of Pennsylvania; one son Kevin Fraschilla of New Jersey; one sister, Rosie Fraschilla of Long Island, New York, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers. Mass of the Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Manhattan with Fr. Don Zimmerman as Celebrant. Burial will follow in the Riley Cemetery, east of Riley. The family will receive friends at the Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley from 6 until 7 p.m.

Tuesday. A Rosary and Christian Wake Service will be held following the visitation. Condolences may be left for the family at www.pfeifleyfuneralhome.com.

Hans Richard Harris Hans Richard Harris, 52, of Kansas City, Mo., died Feb. 21, 2012 following a brief hospitalization. Family members provided some of the following information. Born in Heidelberg, Germany, Dec. 13, 1959, Hans spent most of his life living and working in Kansas City. He is survived by his mother, Wilma Harris of Manhattan, Kansas; sisters, Elizabeth Harris of Evergreen, Colo. and Debora Hinshaw of Aurora, Colo.; brothers, Jimmy Harris of Council Grove and Eugene Harris of Albuquerque, N.M.; two nieces, as well as other family and many friends. Hans was preceded in death by his father, Everett H. Harris, Jr. Hans will be missed and remains in our hearts. A remembrance of his life will be held in Kansas City for family and friends in late spring. Hans will be buried at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Riley County.

Ricky D. Budden Ricky D. Budden, 60, of Milford, died Thursday, March 1, 2012 at his residence. Family members provided some of the following information. He was born on Feb. 4, 1952, the son of Francis and Caroline (Pollman) Budden. Ricky was a machinist and

welder for M.A.T.E.S. at Fort Riley and was active duty in the National Guard for 43 years. He retired as a Master Sergeant. Ricky was a member of the American Legion, Elks Lodge and Eagles, all in Junction City. He is survived by his partner Ethel Drube of the home; two daughters, Ami Llamas and husband Levi and Nikki Budden, both of Moundridge, Kansas; one step-daughter, Lisa Carson and husband Neal of Wakefield; two step-sons, Eugene Longden of Chamberlain, S.D., and Danny Drube and wife Tracy of Webster City, Iowa; one brother, Bernard Budden and wife Marcella of Wamego; one sister, Wilma Ann Carrell and husband Fred of Medical Lake, Wash.; five grandchildren, Tia, Tanner, Nicholas, Ashleigh and Tucker and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 6, at the Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley with Rev. D. Erich Schwartz officiating. Respect calls may be made anytime Monday at the funeral home; the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery north of Riley. Memorials have been established for the American Legion, Eagles, and Elks Lodge all of Junction City. Memorial contributions may be left in care of the Holmes-Pfeifley Funeral Home in Riley. Condolences may be left for the family at www.pfeifleyfuneralhome.com.

Soto bound over for trial in court Friday Police intended to use it to kill Freel. Prosecutor Barry Disney said Wright’s description of Soto’s statement to her constituted ample evidence to bind him over. Defense attorney Larry McRell did not put Soto on the stand to testify during the preliminary hearing. He argued, however, that Wright’s testimony should be viewed in light of her acceptance of a plea deal in exchange for more lenient treatment on a charge pending against her. He said Wright had been arrested later in December on charges of burglarizing Soto’s residence and stealing two TVs. “When she sat with investigators, she knew she had stolen items,” McRell said. He contended that the plea deal “cast a shadow over her credibility,” and described Wright as a “make or break witness” in the case against Soto. “She wasn’t there,” McRell said. “She

Staff reports A local man was ordered bound over for trial Friday in connection with the Dec. 7 murder of Steven Freel. Domingo Soto was ordered to stand trial on five charges by Magistrate William Malcolm following a preliminary hearing. Soto is accused of aiding and abetting Freel’s murder by providing the gun that prosecutors allege Michael Layne, 19, used to kill Freel. Soto was also ordered bound over on four drug-related charges. He will be arraigned on the charges by Judge Meryl Wilson at 2:30 p.m. March 12. Malcolm made his ruling at the conclusion of a hearing that featured several prosecution witnesses, the key one apparently being Ashley Wright. She testified that Soto told her he had provided the gun to Layne, knowing Layne

didn’t have any first-hand knowledge.” Freel’s body was discovered near the 5300 block of North 48th Street. Layne has already been bound for trial on the murder charges.

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Arrests Taylor Elizabeth Adams, 19, 229 Ford Hall, 19, for domestic battery. Held on $500 bond. Chadwick Rashad Hollis, 20, 2220 Westchester Dr., No. 2, for failure to appear. Held on $2,000 bond. John Lee Johnson Jr., 23, Shawnee, for unlawful possession of hallucinogens. Held on $2,000 bond. Tevin Lance Bruce, 19, 931 Osage St., for two counts of failure to appear. Held on $15,000 bond.

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Flurry of maps now confronting legislature Associated Press TOPEKA — A flurry of mapmaking by Kansas House members left their Redistricting Committee with 18 proposals Friday for redrawing the state's congressional districts, creating the possibility of a drawn-out debate over picking one. House members submitted 10 proposals alone Friday, some variations on plans they'd already seen for adjusting the lines of the four districts to account for shifts in population over the past decade. The 1st District of western and central Kansas is nearly 58,000 residents short of the ideal district population of 713,280 and must pick up territory, though there's disagreement on where. House Speaker Mike O'Neal, a Hutchinson Republican who appointed himself the committee's chairman, told members that he doesn't plan to allow "drawing on the fly" during debate, so the committee will take up-ordown votes on entire proposals. He scheduled hearings for next week and a vote for March 12. O'Neal acknowledged it's relatively easy for legislators to draw maps with only four districts using the Legislature's special computer soft-

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Associated Press WEST LIBERTY, Ky. — Rescue workers with search dogs trudged through the hills of Kentucky, and emergency crews in several states combed through wrecked homes in a desperate search Saturday for survivors of tornadoes that killed dozens of people. But amid the flattened homes, gutted churches and crunched up cars, startling stories of survival emerged, including that of a baby found alone but alive in a field near her Indiana home, a couple who were hiding in a restaurant basement when a school bus crashed through the wall, and a pastor nearly buried in his church's basement. The storms, predicted by forecasters for days, killed at least 38 people in five states — Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich proclaimed an emergency. President Barack Obama offered Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance as state troopers, the National Guard and rescue teams made their way through counties cut off by debris-littered roads and knocked down cellphone towers. The landscape was littered with everything from sheet metal and insulation to crushed cars and, in one place, a fire hydrant, making travel difficult. No building was left untouched in West Liberty, a small eastern Kentucky farming town in the foothills of the Appalachians. Two white police cruisers had been picked up and tossed into city hall, and few structures were recognizable. The Rev. Kenneth Jett of the West Liberty United Methodist Church recalled huddling with four others in a little cubby hole in the basement as the church collapsed in the storm. The pastor and his wife had just returned to the parsonage when he turned on the TV and saw that the storm was coming. Jett yelled to his wife to take shelter in the basement of the church next door, where they were joined by two congregants who were cleaning the church and a neighbor. As they ran for the basement stairs, they could see the funnel cloud approaching. The last one down was Jett's wife, Jeanene. "I just heard this terrific noise," she said. "The windows were blowing out as I came down the stairs."

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Ohio officials look over the damage in one of several towns hit by tornadoes Friday. The building collapsed, but they were able to get out through a basement door. They escaped with only bumps and bruises. "We're thankful to God," Jett said. "It was a miracle that the five of us survived." In Indiana, a baby was found alone in a field near her family's home in New Pekin, said Melissa Richardson, spokeswoman at St. Vincent Salem Hospital, where the little girl was initially taken. The child was in critical condition Saturday at a hospital in Louisville, Ky., and authorities were still trying to figure out how she ended up in the field, Richardson said. A tornado hit the New Pekin area Friday, but it wasn't clear whether it had picked up the child. Authorities have not identified the baby or her parents. About 20 miles east, a twister demolished Henryville, Ind., the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders. The second story of the elementary school was torn off, and wind blew out the windows and gutted the Henryville Community Presbyterian Church. Few recognizable buildings remained. A secretary at the school said a bus left Friday afternoon with 11 children, but the driver turned back after realizing they were driving straight into the storm. The children were ushered into the nurse's station and were hiding under tables and desks when the tornado struck. None were hurt. The school bus, which was parked in front of the school, was tossed several hundred yards into the side of a nearby

restaurant. Todd and Julie Money were hiding there, having fled their Scottsburg home, which has no basement. They were in the basement of their friend's restaurant when the tornado struck. "Unreal. The pressure on your body, your ears pop, trees snap," Todd Money said. "When that bus hit the building, we thought it exploded." "It was petrifying," Julie Money added. "God put us here for a reason." Friday's tornado outbreak came two days after an earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South, and forecasters at the National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center had said the day would be one of a handful this year that warranted its highest risk level. The weather service issued 297 tornado warnings and 388 severe thunderstorm warnings from Friday through early Saturday. In April, when tornadoes killed more than 240 people in Alabama, it issued 688 tornado warnings and 757 severe thunderstorm warnings from Texas to New York, said Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist at the storm prediction center. The storms have been carrying strong winds that change direction and increase in speed as they rise in the atmosphere, creating a spin, said Corey Mead, a storm prediction center meteorologist. The tornadoes develop when cold air in the storm system moving east from the Mississippi River Valley hits warm air coming north from the Gulf of Mexico, he said.

WASHINGTON — Peace talks with the Palestinians dominated President Barack Obama's meeting last year with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but will barely warrant a mention at their White House session Monday or in speeches to a powerful pro-Israeli lobby. Iran is now the issue commanding urgent attention. The United States, Israel and much of the world are trying to figure out how to deal with Iran and its nuclear program. While all sides insist a resolution to the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict is critical to Israel's security, the Israelis have come to believe that Iran may be on the threshold of developing atomic weapons and is the primary existential threat to the Jewish state. The Palestinians probably will not get much more than a passing reference by the U.S. and Israeli officials, lawmakers, GOP presidential hopefuls and others at the America Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference, where Obama was scheduled to speak Sunday, a day before Netanyahu. Nor is the peace process at the top of the agenda for Netanyahu's meeting with Obama at the Oval Office on Monday and his talks with congressional leaders on Tuesday. But the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "is not going to just go away," said Maen Rashid Areikat, the Palestinian envoy in Washington. He said Netanyahu "can focus on Iran, but he can only bring peace to his country by making peace with the Palestinians and his Arab neighbors." Shifting focus from the seemingly intractable Mideast conflict has political advantages for both Obama and Netanyahu, even if they also don't see eye to eye on the preferred tactics to prevent Iran from being a nuclear-armed state. For one, no politician in an election year has ever suffered from being tough on Iran. Pressing Israel on the need to make concessions to the Palestinians can be a political minefield. That is what happened last year when Obama declared that the need for a two-state solution was "more urgent than ever." He challenged Israel to make concessions on borders and security that have hindered an agreement for six decades.

The immediate result was public confrontation with Netanyahu, and fodder for a Republican Party eager to cast Obama as a weak partner to Israel. Israel is an ally whose wishes are key to the Democraticleaning Jewish vote and to the evangelical Christians who make up a large chunk of the Republican base. A year of balky peace negotiations, an acrimonious Palestinian campaign to win U.N. recognition and continued Israeli settlement construction in disputed territories have hardly validated Obama's public call for a speedy resolution. But as America's pro-Israel advocates gather again, the call for peace with the Palestinians has succumbed to fever-pitched talk of military action against Iran. Tehran insists its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes. The U.S. and Israeli leaders' differences on Iran are significantly narrower, but no less tense. Israel believes the time to strike is before Iran has a nuclear weapon. The US position is to wait until it is certain Iran has one, and allow more time for sanctions to succeed in pressuring Iran back into negotiations. "Putting the peace process on the back burner has not solved any of the underlying tension and mistrust between the Obama administration and Netanyahu government," said Haim Malka, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and

International Studies. "If anything, tension over the Palestinian issue has been eclipsed by bilateral tension over how to address Iran's nuclear program." In his most expansive remarks on Iran, Obama on Friday appeared to address Netanyahu' concern that Iran's uranium enrichment activity be presented as the world's problem, not just Israel's, and that U.S. military options are expressly on the table. In an interview with The Atlantic magazine, the president said he is not bluffing about attacking Iran if it builds a nuclear weapon, while cautioning Israel against a premature attack. Netanyahu, too, seems to have little to gain from an open clash with Obama now. Should Israel attack Iran, it will count on the United States to offer maximum diplomatic cover. Israel also will need the U.S. for a coordinated strategy in the event of retaliation by Iran or its proxies Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. Relegating the peace process to the background is a coup for Netanyahu. His government has brushed aside American criticism of Jewish settlement expansion in lands the Palestinians want for their future state, and has insisted on Palestinian concessions, notably their endorsement of Israel's Jewish character, before any talk of granting Palestinian independence.

Shooting suspects sought Associated Press TEMPE, Ariz. — Police in the Phoenix suburb of Tempe say they've made one arrest and are looking for two other suspects after a shooting outside a nightclub left more than a dozen people wounded. Lt. Mike Horn says the number of people confirmed to have been wounded in the shooting rose to 14 after a per-

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Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is casting the contraception controversy as an issue of women's rights, not religious freedom, seizing on what backers see as a political gift from Rush Limbaugh to firm up support from women and young voters, groups essential to his re-election hopes. He dove deep into the culture wars of American politics by rushing to defend a female law student verbally attacked by the conservative commentator, making a telephone call of support to Georgetown University's Sandra Fluke. It was nothing short of an electionyear appeal to a crucial voting bloc. It also had the political benefit of forcing Republicans to choose between siding with the president and taking what critics view as an extreme position to counter him. Limbaugh, who has an enormous following on the political right, called Fluke a "slut" because the 30-year-old student has been a vocal supporter of access to contraception. The president's involvement in the debate over contraception, and whether insurers should be required to cover it, helped reignite a political battle from the 1960s and 1970s, and the birth of the religious right. By the 1980s, Christian conservatives were being elected to school boards and city councils. That success formed a foundation for what by the 1990s and 2000s were being called America's "values voters." Now, as then, the country is trying to determine the government's role in morality. The latest furor involved putting in place a requirement in the president's health care law mandating that religiousaffiliated institutions such as hospitals and universities include free birth control coverage in their employee health plans. Many Republicans and religious organizations accused Obama of waging a war on religion. As protests mounted,

Obama said religious employers could opt out, but insurers must pay for the birth control coverage. Some Democrats, including Vice President Joe Biden, acknowledged that the Obama administration's rollout of the health care requirement was flawed. But on the substance of the debate, they maintain that the president was on the right side. Recent polls have supported that assertion. A CBS News/New York Times poll conducted last month suggested that 72 percent of women support requiring private insurance companies to cover the full cost of birth control for their patients. The poll also showed that 59 percent of men support the requirement. A fresh opportunity for Obama to portray himself as a champion of women's right surfaced this past week, courtesy of Limbaugh. Republican lawmakers had barred her from testifying at a House hearing on the contraception measure last month. She was given the chance to talk to Congress on Feb. 23, even though lawmakers were on break and just a few Democratic allies were on hand to cheer her on. Fluke said that Georgetown, a Jesuit institution, does not provide contraception coverage in its student health plan and that contraception can cost a woman more than $3,000 during law school. On Wednesday, Limbaugh weighed in. "What does it say about the college coed ... who goes before a congressional committee and essentially says that she must be paid to have sex? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex." Aides said Obama, a father of two daughters, read about Limbaugh's comments and wanted to reach out to Fluke to offer his support. After consulting with advisers, Obama called Fluke from the Oval Office on Friday afternoon.

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NEW YORK — The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: "Am I pretty or ugly?" "A lot of people call me ugly, and I think I am ugly. I think I'm ugly, and fat," she confesses in a tiny voice as she invites the world to decide. And the world did. The video, posted Dec. 17, 2010, has more than 4 million views and more than 107,000 anonymous, often hateful responses in a troubling phenomenon that has girls as young as 10 — and some boys — asking the same question on YouTube with similar results. Some experts in child psychology and online safety wonder whether the videos, with anywhere from 300 to 1,000 posted, represent a new wave of distress rather than simple self-questioning or pleas for affirmation or attention. How could the creators not anticipate the nasty responses, even the tender tweens uploading videos in violation of YouTube's 13-and-over age policy? Their directness, playful but steadfast, grips even those accustomed to life's open Internet channel, where revolutions and executions play out alongside the ramblings of anybody with digital access. Commenters on YouTube curse and declare the young video creators "attention whores," ask for sex and to see them naked. They wonder where their parents are and call them "fugly" and worse. "Y do you live, and kids in africa die?" one responder tells the girl in the koala hat who uses the name Kendal and lists her age as 15 in her YouTube profile, though her demeanor suggests she was far younger at the time. Another commenter posts: "You need a hug.. around your neck.. with a rope.." Some offer support and beg Kendal and the other young faces to take down their "Am I Pretty?" and "Am I Ugly?"

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One of many videos now available on YouTube asking the same question: Am I pretty or ugly? They draw strong responses. videos and feel good about themselves instead. Much has been made of cyberbullying and pedophiles who cruise the Internet, and of low self-esteem among preadolescents and adolescents, especially girls, as their brains continue to develop. There have been similar "hot or not" memes in the past, but as more young people live their lives online, they're clearly more aware of the potential for negative consequences. "Negative feedback that is personal is rarely easy to hear at any age, but to tweens and teens who value as well as incorporate feedback into their own sense of worth, it can be devastating," said Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia. She has researched child Internet safety and risk behavior in adolescents in partnership with the Justice Department. In another video posted by Kendal, she offers to "do two dares" on camera, inviting her open-channel audience to

come up with some as she holds a stuffed monkey. In heavy eye makeup and neon orange nail polish, a girl who calls herself Faye not only asks the pretty/ugly question but tells in other videos of being bullied at school, suffering migraines that have sent her to the hospital and coping with the divorce of her parents. "My friends tell me that I'm pretty," she says. "It doesn't seem like I'm pretty, though, because, I don't know, it just doesn't, because people at school, they're like, 'Faye you're not pretty at all.'" She narrates a slideshow of still close-ups of herself to make the judging easier (she's had more than 112,000 views) and joins other girls who have posted videos on another theme, "My Perfect Imperfection," that have them noting what they hate and love about the way they look. "I just don't like my body at all," says Faye as she pulls up her sweat shirt to bare her midriff. Faye's profile lists her age as

13. Tracked down in suburban Denver, her mom, Naomi Gibson, told ABC's "Good Morning America" she knew nothing of the video until reporters started to call. "I was floored," she said. Faye told ABC she has been called names and gossiped about behind her back. "Deep down inside, all girls know that other people's opinions don't matter," she said. "But we still go to other people for help because we don't believe what people say." A third girl who uploaded one of the pretty/ugly videos in September attempts a few model poses in childlike pedal pushers and a long, multicolored T-shirt after posing the question. She takes down her ponytail and brushes her hair as she stares into the camera. "If you guys are wondering, I am 11," she offers. Her video has been viewed more than 6,000 times. None of the three girls responded to private messages on YouTube seeking comment from The Associated Press. YouTube would not comment directly about the "Am I Pretty?" controversy, but it issued a statement advising parents to visit the site's safety center for tips on how to protect their kids online. Emilie Zaslow, a media studies professor at Pace University in New York, said today's online world for young people is only just beginning to be understood by researchers. When the Internet is your diary and your audience is global, she said, "The public posting of questions such as "Am I ugly?" which might previously have been personal makes sense within this shift in culture." "These videos could be read as a new form of self-mutilation in line with cutting and eating disorders," Zaslow said. That potential is real, added Nadine Kaslow, a family psychologist and professor of behavioral sciences at Emory University in Atlanta. "There's this constant messaging about looks and beauty," she said. "Their world is taking it to a new level."


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February spending shows Area business news briefs confidence boost Major gift officer named at Associated Press NEW YORK — Americans stepped up their spending in February, boosting sales at many stores and offering the latest sign that shoppers are feeling more confident in the economy. As merchants reported their monthly sales figures Thursday, a diverse group including Target and Macy’s reported sales gains that exceeded Wall Street estimates. Even Gap Inc., long mired in a sales slump, posted an unexpected increase. The figures, based on revenue at stores opened at least a year, are considered an indicator of a retailer’s health. Only a small group of retailers report monthly sales figures. But industry watchers say those merchants that do post monthly numbers offer a snapshot of consumer spending, which accounts for more than 70 percent of all economic activity. “This was a very strong month. A new life has been breathed into the retailers,” said Ken Perkins, president of Retail Metrics, a research firm. “Consumers are starting to feel much better about their overall situation.” Overall, merchants on Thursday reported a 6.7 percent increase for February compared with the year-ago period, according to the International Council of Shopping Center’s tally of 21 retailers. That followed a more modest increase of 2.7 percent in January. February’s results marked the biggest gain since June 2011 when the index was up 6.9 percent as shoppers took advantage of deep promotions on summer merchandise. An unusually mild winter, which depressed sales of cold weather items like coats during the holiday season, turned out to be a blessing in February. It helped to kick off spend-

ing of spring merchandise last month. But what had a bigger impact is the improving economy, which boosted shoppers’ moods during the month to the highest level in a year, according to a widely-watched barometer of consumer confidence released Tuesday by private research group the Conference Board. Americans particularly are encouraged by the improving job market. The government reported that the unemployment rate fell to 8.3 percent, the lowest in three years and the first time since 1994 that unemployment has dropped five months in a row. Figures released Thursday showed more signs of improvement: The government reported the number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell slightly last week to the lowest point in four years. Economists expect employers to add another 210,000 jobs when job figures for February are out next Friday, according to FactSet. The unemployment rate should remain unchanged. The government also reported Thursday that consumers earned a little more in January and spent most of the extra money. The gains should keep the economy growing at a modest pace. Meanwhile, Wall Street hit two milestones. The Nasdaq composite index briefly touched 3,000 on Wednesday for the first time since the collapse in dot-com stocks more than a decade ago. Stocks ended lower, but it was still the best February on Wall Street in 14 years. That came a day after the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008. But there are reasons for some caution. February is the second lowest sales volume generator behind January. So even small increases in spending can exaggerate growth.

Meadowlark Hills Foundation The Meadowlark Hills Foundation has named Misty Elder the Major Gift Officer. In, her new role, Elder will be responsible for creating, fostering and maintaining relationships with key donors, residents and staff. She will work to cultivate large gifts and to provide the opportunity for individuals to further the mission of Meadowlark Hills. “Misty’s drive and desire to change the world is infectious,” Clay Myers-Bowman, vice president of advancement said. “She will bring initiative, leadership and focus to an area of fundraising that is untapped in the Meadowlark Hills Foundation.” Elder comes to Meadowlark Hills from Salina, where she has most recently worked as a career services adviser at Brown Mackie College. Prior to that, Elder was the director of the Early Childhood Resource Center for several years at Cloud County Community College in Concordia.

Manhattan Verizon rep. makes President’s Cabinet Verizon Wireless has named David Pham, retail sale representative in Manhattan, to the company’s President’s Cabinet. The honor is reserved for those ranking in the top 1 percent nationally in sales during 2011, making him one of the company’s top performers among more than 25,000 salespeople nationwide. Pham earned the distinction by demonstrating exceptional sales leadership and delivering an excellent customer service. Brendan Fallis, presidentKansas/Missouri region Verizon Wireless, said. “David works diligently to understand and meet his customer’s needs and exceed their expectations.”

Varney and Associates CEO named Alumni Fellow Janice Marks, CEO of Varney

and Associates CPAs LLC, Manhattan, was on of 12 distinguished Kansas State University alumni honored as 2012 Alumni Fellows. Marks was the fellow for the College of Business Administration and was on campus to present guest lectures Feb. 22-24. Alumni Fellows return to campus to discuss current trends and to meet informally with students and faculty. The Fellows were chosen based on their high levels of professional accomplishment and distinguished service in their respective careers. Marks has more than 30 years of experience in tax planning, business and consulting and business valuation. Varney was named one of “Accounting Today’s” best accounting firms to work for in 2011. Marks received a bachelor of science degree in accounting from K-State in 1982.

Sunset Zoo employee wins conservation award The Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education announces the recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards. Jared Bixby, Curator of Education at Manhattan’s Sunset Zoo and Flint Hills Discovery Center, is among this year’s recipients. “We are extremely thrilled for Jared, his creativity and passion help to inspire youth and adults daily on how then can conserve our natural world,” Scott Shoemaker, director of Sunset Zoo, said. KACEE awards are given in several categories and recognize outstanding leadership, achievements and collaborations by individuals and organizations with at least five years’ experience in conservation and environmental education in Kansas. Bixby’s interest in environmental education in Kansas started more than 15 years ago as a docent at Sunset Zoo.

Bixby’s has displayed a commitment to environmental education throughout his career. One of his most recent accomplishments is the creation of a nature-based early childhood program at Sunset Zoo. Bixby will be recognized at an awards celebration hosted by KACEE on Friday, April 13, 2012 at Heritage Hall in Topeka. The event is sponsored by KACEE and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.

CivicPlus Hackathon aids Joplin CivicPlus, of Manhattan, will host a weekend “Hackathon” with the city of Joplin to create new website technology and design features focused on community engagement and emergency management. Website designers and developers across the nation are invited to form their own teams of up to five people and join CivicPlus in Joplin’s city hall on April 27-29. The result will be the new official government website for Joplin. “Keeping the public informed is a priority for the city every day, but that priority became magnified immediately follow-

ing the tornado, City Manager Mark Rohr said. “Through this Hackathon and, in working with CivicPlus, it is our goal to rebuild our website to not only be comprehensive and easy to navigate, but also a resource for our citizens to respond to the city by sending us their concerns, ideas and ways to improve the city.” The Joplin Hackathon will begin with registration and a kick-off celebration at 5 p.m. on Friday April 27. The competition will close at 2 p.m. on Sunday April 29 with judging and awards following. A panel of judges will evaluate the prototypes and distribute prizes for best overall design and best functionality in two categories, emergency management and community engagement. City residents and businesses owners are also encouraged to submit ideas. Teams interested in participating may visit the Joplin Hackathon website (www.joplinhackathon.com) for details and submit applications by March 23. The new website is expected to launch the week before the one-year anniversary of the tornado.

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Five linked to burning that touched off trouble (c) 2012, The Washington Post PUL-E-ALAM, Afghanistan — Military investigators have concluded that five U.S. service members were involved in the incineration of a pile of Qurans in Afghanistan last week, according to U.S. military officials who have been briefed on the inquiry. The burning of the Muslim holy books — which U.S. officials say was accidental — incited a week of protests that left 30 Afghans dead. The burnings also were cited as motivation for at least some of the six fatal attacks on U.S. military personnel that have occurred in Afghanistan in the past eight days. Investigators appointed by Marine Gen. John R. Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, found that the service members removed the Qurans from a prison at Bagram air base after they were discovered to contain extremist messages. The books were then placed in an office for safekeeping, according to the inquiry. But they were mistaken for garbage and taken to a landfill on the base. Afghan employees identified the books as Qurans just as the pages caught fire, a major desecration according to Muslim teachings. The discovery led to a week of unprecedented tension between U.S. and Afghan military officials. U.S. military officials said that although the five service members will be reprimanded, it is unlikely that their names will be released or that their punishment will approach the severity of what some Afghans are demanding, including trial in an Islamic court. "For the soldiers, it will be serious — they could lose rank. But you're not going to see the kind of public trial that some here seem to want," said one U.S. military official. Another military official said: "What they did was careless, but

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Afghan protesters burn an effigy of President Obama during an anti-American demonstration last week. there was no ill will." The much-discussed investigation was intended to quell unrest and prove to the Afghan public that U.S. officials were both apologetic and willing to make amends for wrongdoing. But U.S. military officials expressed concern that the investigation's finding — which stops short of pinning blame on malevolent service members — might not satisfy Afghan leaders who have have publicly demanded harsh retribution. Senior Afghan clerics, in a statement issued after a meeting with President Hamid Karzai, said: "This evil action cannot be forgiven by apologizing. The perpetrators of the mentioned crime should be put on a public trial as soon as possible." The clerics reiterated calls for the U.S.-led NATO coalition to relinquish control of military prisons to the Afghan government. "This incident was caused due to the illegal management of the prison," the clerics said, according

to a translation of their statement provided by the U.S. military. The clerics said they strongly urged "the suspension of all prisons and the transfer of all prisoners to the Afghan government so that in the future similar incidents do not happen." NATO spokesman Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings declined to comment on the findings of the military inquiry, saying it was "still going through the legal process." A separate Afghan investigation, which is being conducted by lawmakers and religious officials, is expected to conclude in several days. U.S. military officials worry that if the Afghan investigation clashes with their own findings, it could reinvigorate demonstrators whose anger has appeared to fade this week. "There's a real concern there. We don't know what the investigation will say or how the public will react," one official said. "But we know that there's a real interest in trying guilty parties in an Afghan court, and that's not something we're prepared to do." Gavin Sundwall, a spokesman for

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the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, said American officials "certainly hope" that the release of Afghan report will not lead to more violence. A third investigative panel that includes both U.S. and Afghan officials also is expected to issue its findings soon. "We appreciated President Karzai's repeated calls for dialogue and calm earlier and hope that people took them to heart," Sundwall said. "We believe that we will get through this unfortunate period, that a decade's worth of relationships don't go away in a single week." When Afghan employees discovered the partially charred Qurans at Bagram, they launched a protest outside Kabul that was followed by dozens more across the country. Afghan security forces and a civilian have killed six American service members in three separate incidents since the Quran burnings became known, including two who were shot in the back of the head while working at their desks inside the fortified Interior Ministry. In response to that attack, Allen ordered Western advisers to temporarily evacuate Afghan ministries. Many of those advisers still have not returned to work. They are permitted to attend "mission essential" meetings with their Afghan counterparts, but only if they are escorted by an armed guard and wearing body armor. "The incident in Kandahar set us back a few notches," said one Western adviser, speaking of an incident Thursday in which two NATO troops were killed on a military base in southern Afghanistan by an Afghan soldier and an Afghan civilian. U.S. officials said better oversight could have prevented the Quran burning. Coalition soldiers across Afghanistan are now receiving training on how to properly handle religious materials — a lesson ordered by Allen. Much of the instruction has focused on the meaning and importance of the Quran in Muslim culture.

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Trust is a major missing element now Associated Press WASHINGTON — Afghan duplicity has cost the lives of six American troops over the past week and betrayed the trust that's an essential element in the international coalition's formula for winding down the decade-long war. In a conflict where the enemy wears no uniform, it takes trust to work side by side with Afghans whose loyalties are hard to decipher and who sometimes turn out to be Taliban sympathizers. It is difficult to gauge what it will take to rebuild a bond of trust after repeated instances of Afghan soldiers and civilians, or civilians posing as soldiers, turning their guns on American and other allied troops. At some point, it calls into question the viability of a military strategy that requires close teamwork with Afghan troops, although the Obama administration is adamant that it will stay the course in Afghanistan. Six U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan since Feb. 1 by their supposed Afghan allies, compared with two in combat with the Taliban, according to an Associated Press review of casualty data through Friday. Combat deaths typically are lower in the offpeak winter fighting season. "There is something fundamentally wrong here," says Peter Mansoor, a retired Army colonel who was Gen. David Petraeus' executive officer in Baghdad in 2007-08. He said Iraqi troops sometimes betrayed their U.S. partners but not nearly to the extent seen recently in Afghanistan. Administration officials insist there will be no backing away from working hand in hand with Afghan forces. "Let me make clear: We will not be intimidated by what the enemy does," Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division while visiting Fort Campbell, Ky., on Friday. "We will not change the course we are on to achieve the mission in Afghanistan." He was referring to a strategy, first endorsed by Washington's NATO partners in November 2010 and expected to be reaffirmed in May at a NATO summit meeting in Chicago, that calls for gradually handing over responsibility for security to the Afghan army and police by the end of 2014. Panetta has said he hopes Afghans will assume the lead combat role across the country by mid-2013.

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Warrior mental health at issue Advocates say VA ignores two access-to-care laws Associated Press WASHINGTON — Two years after Congress passed a highprofile law to improve health care for military veterans, lawmakers and advocates are again raising alarms that the sprawling Department of Veterans Affairs is not expanding help for the nation's former fighters and their families as quickly or widely as intended. This time the dispute is over two mental health measures: one to establish a network of peer counselors so that Iraq and Afghanistan veterans have someone to consult with who shares their war experience, the other to give the families of National Guard and reserve members temporary access to mental health services at VA facilities. Veterans Affairs, the second largest federal agency after the Defense Department, says it was already providing the help that Congress wrote into law in May 2010. Advocates for veterans, though, say the VA is effectively ignoring the law's demand for those two steps. "The VA does some wonderful stuff, don't get me wrong, but they seem to be ignoring their obligations under this law, almost to the point of being a scofflaw," said Peter Duffy, deputy director for legislative programs at the National Guard Association of the United States. The VA says it already offers peer support and family counseling at about 300 vet centers around the country. The vet centers are located in strip malls, downtown stores and in office buildings around the country. About two-thirds of the workers are veterans. So, rather than create an entirely new program, the department has told lawmakers that it's meeting the bill's requirements through existing services. "I think we need to use the legislation in a positive sense to reinforce what we're already doing," said Dr. Jan Kemp, director of the VA's suicide prevention program. "As the need increases, which it inevitably will, we've got the legislation now to help us move resources in that direction. It's an evolving sort of process." The VA's response has upset those who fought to get the legislation passed. They expected the VA to establish a peer support network consisting of Iraq and Afghanistan vets at each of its 152 hospitals. They also expected family members of guardsmen and reservists to temporarily have access to the full range of mental health services available at the VA's hospitals and its nearly 800 outpatient clinics. "The language in the bill was not written with the precision that you would like to see, but you can't read a provision of law and say it has no meaning, which is essentially what the VA is doing," said Ralph Ibson, national policy director for the

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Ryan Alaniz lifts weights at a Wounded Warrior facility in San Antonio.

Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit group that assists injured service members and veterans. "To say we're already doing this is to say Congress is an ass." Ibson said the conflict reminds him of an earlier disagreement over the bill's provision of financial aid to caregivers of wounded vets. When the department announced in early 2011 how the program would work, lawmakers and advocacy groups complained that it would help fewer families than expected. The department subsequently expanded the program's reach to about 3,500 families. Proponents of the legislation said that establishing a strong peer network throughout the VA system would supplement the care veterans get from doctors. Many veterans report feeling more comfortable talking with somebody who has shared similar experiences. The rapport that a veteran counselor develops with clients could encourage more vets to access and stick with their care. A Rand Corp. study has indicated that accessing care is a significant problem. Researchers found in a 2008 study that barely more than half of those veterans exhibiting symptoms of major depression or PTSD had sought help from a physician or mental health provider in the previous year. Ryan Alaniz, 32, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, said he can attest to the benefits of having fellow veterans to turn to when coming back from war. Alaniz, a spe-

cialist in the Army, said he essentially became a shut-in after returning. He drank a lot, felt stressed and had frequent flashbacks to his time in Baghdad, where he helped stabilize and load seriously wounded soldiers for evacuation. One day, while on guard duty, he watched as a chain of bombs killed or maimed dozens of Iraqi civilians. Alaniz received treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder at the VA's medical hospital in Houston and has praise for the psychologist who worked with him. But he said he made important strides after linking up with fellow veterans at a program in San Antonio administered by the Wounded Warrior Project. One aspect of the program involved spending a week with about 10 of his peers in the Utah countryside. Another helped improve his focus and reduce anxiety during stressful situations. He said there is a comfort that comes from talking to people who have been through

a similar experience. "People don't understand that vets don't actively like to share our stories with someone who hasn't been there," Alaniz said. Veterans groups and lawmakers are big backers of the peer support work done at vet centers. "Congress has spoken on this issue and it's time for the VA to move forward and implement these provisions," said Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana), who led the effort to get the two programs into law after the original authors of the provisions — Republican Pete Domenici and Democrat Barack Obama — had left the Senate. The VA operates a vast health care system. It started opening vet centers after the Vietnam War as a one-stop clearinghouse that vets could turn to when they needed help and lived far away from a VA hospital. About two-thirds of the workers are veterans. They screen visitors for drug and alcohol abuse. They help the homeless find a shelter or apartment, and the unemployed find a job. "Our approach is a personal approach. It's another veteran looking you in the eye, establishing a contact and then getting you to the support services that you need," said Dr. Alfonso Batres, who oversees the vet centers as director of the VA's Readjustment Counseling Service. "Our job is to get them to the right individuals, but we do have the capacity to provide a fair amount of counseling at the vet centers." The proponents also view mental health care for family members as a temporary service that would help more veterans take advantage of treatment: If a spouse or child can get help for depression that stems from the soldier's war experiences, then the veteran may also seek care. Yet, the clock is already ticking for many families eligible for that benefit because it only applies to a three-year period that begins once a veteran returns from deployment. On the House side, lawmakers serving on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs have been pressing the VA for details about the legislation's implementation. Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Calif., and Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle, R-N.Y., both said they believe the VA has fallen short of requirements.

RCPD, insuror at odds NO. 3, FROM PAGE A1 failed to pay the deductible amounts for 1989 to 1995. They said that they provided coverage limits under the seven insurance policies to settle Lowery's lawsuit and paid $3.455 million to the overall settlement. The company is alleging breach of contract, unjust enrichment and prejudgment interest. In a memorandum filed in support of the motion to dis-

miss, RCPD attorney Mike Gillespie said Scottsdale was a signatory to the settlement, which provided that all parties to the suit, including the department, were released from all claims, present and future, upon payment of Lowery's settlement. Gillespie said he also filed the motion to dismiss the case against the RCPD because the department, as a subordinate government agency to the Law Board, is not a sue-able entity.

What will panel think of safety now? NO. 4, FROM PAGE A1 rizes the risk of a Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) outbreak caused by the facility as less than .11 percent, including events such as tornados or earthquakes. It drops to less than 0.008 percent when excluding catastrophic events. In the 2010 NRC assessment, the cumulative risk of an accidental FMD release leading to an outbreak was listed at 70 percent during the NBAF’s 50-year operating lifetime. The executive summary of the DHS assessment released Friday states that “human error and the associated transfer of virus from the laboratory by human vectors or fomites are the most likely causes of an accident that would result in an outbreak.” One of the differences is this assessment is based on the NBAF’s 65 percent design documents while the last assessment was based on 15 percent design documents. The other assessment changes touted by DHS included: * A more systematic approach to the assessment of potential accidents * Characterizing uncertainties in calculated results * Incorporation of recommended enhancements to the tornado modeling methodology * Additional data (susceptible populations, outbreak control measure resources, etc.) collected for the NBAF location and used in the epidemiological and economic modeling * Significant design changes beyond the industry standard to reduce risk by using fully redundant systems and process monitoring for exhaust air and other waste handling systems The updates have received positive feedback from members of the state’s congressional delegation, U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, U.S. Sen. Pat

Roberts and U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins. “The safety of NBAF’s research is a top priority and this updated report confirms that the NBAF design is sound,” Moran said. “DHS included recommendations for reducing risk, used the latest biocontainment technology, and brought in top experts to ensure NBAF will be the safest and most modern research facility in the world.” Roberts said the “de minimis risk of outbreak” should alleviate the concerns made by the public and members of Congress. “Now that this study has been delivered to Congress, I eagerly await DHS to begin construction on the Central Utilities Plant,” he said. Congress tied the release of the remaining $40 million needed to start the plant’s construction to the completion of this assessment. Future funding is still in question after President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget proposal didn’t include funding for the NBAF. Obama has requested DHS to reassess the project, a move Gov. Sam Brownback and others think is related to the cost. Some estimates have the cost of the NBAF, originally estimated at $650 million, reaching $1 billion. Friday’s risk assessment makes no mention of cost, which has likely changed with design enhancements. Jenkins said the DHS study is confirmation that Manhattan is the best place for the NBAF, which is necessary to keep America safe. “The BioSafety Level 4 lab at the National Bio- and AgroDefense Facility is a crucial and immensely safe facet of our national security plan,” she said. “And, most importantly, we must ensure the NBAF’s completion as soon as possible, so the American people and our food supply can be better protected.”

Obama pushes fuel efficiency Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says higher auto mileage standards set under his administration and better cars built by a resurgent U.S. auto industry will save money at the gas pump over the long term, a counterpoint to Republican criticism of his energy policy. In his weekly radio and online address Saturday, Obama said Detroit automakers are on track to build cars that average nearly 55 miles per gallon by 2025, doubling current mileage standards. "That means folks will be able to fill up every two weeks instead of every week, saving the typical family more than $8,000 at the pump over time," he said. "That's a big deal,

especially as families are yet again feeling the pinch from rising gas prices." Rising oil prices have become a concern at the White House, where Obama aides worry they could hurt an economic recovery.

Lotteries Associated Press TOPEKA— These Kansas lotteries were drawn Saturday: Super Kansas Cash 04-10-26-28-30, Cash Ball: 11 Estimated jackpot: $855,000 Powerball 29-30-45-47-49, Powerball: 35

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in games decided by five points or less; Hartman stands second at .611. Of the eight current Big 12 coaches with more than two years in the conference — a set that excludes Frank Haith and Fred Hoiberg — Martin’s performance probably stands third behind only Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Barnes at Texas. Self’s winning percentage in Lawrence is .837, and Barnes is .717 in Austin. Closest to Martin would be Billy Gillispie, formerly of Texas A&M and now at Texas tech, with a .624 overall winning percentage at Big 12 schools. Considering just conference games, only Self’s .636 winning percentage is better than Martin’s .600. And counting just conference games decided by five points or less, Martin’s .564 percentage again ranks second behind only Self (.633). During his first five years at K-State, Martin’s teams have established readily recognizable trademarks, some involving strengths and others involving weaknesses. A measurable image that goes beyond intangibles such as “hustles” has emerged regard-

sleeping, with cadets reminded to always keep their rifles close to them, even when napping. Morgan Moxley, a freshman, said one of her favorite parts of joining ROTC is the bonding, which she said is different from normal friendships because of the pain you go through together. She said the hardest obstacle for her was when cadets were made to flip over a wooden beam several feet off the ground, but she said she was excited to test her skills at the land navigation site and see how she has improved. Overnight, the cadets slept on cots in a barebones building at the land navigation site, which is in a mock village designed to train in urban warfare. Lt. Col. Scott Bridegam, professor of military science and commander of the program, said ROTC is unique in that in four years, cadets go from learning how to follow to knowing how to lead. He said that at a very young age, cadets are placed in charge of 40 to 50 people. But, he said that as much as they try to make the training fun , the nation is entrusting them with one of the biggest responsibilities there is. Bridegam said many of the cadets are 18 or 19 years old and have lived in a country that has been at war for more than half their lives but they're still willing to join and serve. In April, cadets will go to a larger training camp that will include battalions from other colleges. The Kansas State Army ROTC Battalion has 140 cadets. Their motto is "Wildcat Strong."

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ing what a Frank Martincoached team looks like. 1. Frank Martin’s teams hit the offensive boards. This is one of his clearest coaching traits. Since the start of the 2007-08 season, Martin’s teams have averaged 15 offensive rebounds per game, highest in the conference by nearly two and 36 percent above the league average for that period. 2. Martin’s teams play a bruising brand of basketball that creates contact, both by themselves and by their opponents. The average KState basketball games since 2007-08 has included 42.4 foul calls (20.6 against KSU and 21.8 against opponents). The average for all conference games in the period is just 36.3 fouls. Martin’s teams commit 15 percent more fouls than average; opponents commit 16 percent more. 3. Martin’s teams have a problem both hitting and defending the three-point field goal. This may come as a surprise considering that Jacob Pullen, the school’s alltime leading scorer and a three-point specialist, played four years for Martin. Over-

all, however, the Wildcats under Martin have been pedestrian beyond the arc. The team’s .346 three-point percentage since 2007-08 is eighth among current Big 12 coaches for that period, the average being .360. By contrast, Self’s Jayhawks have averaged 38 percent in threepointers since 2007-08, and have bested K-State in that department all five seasons of Martin’s tenure. Defensively, opponents shoot three-pointers at an average success rate of 34.3 percent against Martin’s teams; the conference average is just 32.8 percent. 4. Martin’s teams both commit and force more turnovers than normal. Since 2007-08, KState has forced an average of 14 turnovers per game, eight percent above the league average. K-State has committed 15.8, 21.5 percent above the average number. 5. Martin’s Wildcats pass the ball better than their opponents. Under Martin, K-State has averaged 14 assists per game, 7 percent above the league average. Opponents have averaged just 11.6 assists, four percent below the league average.

Frank vs. the field How Frank Martin’s winning percentage in games decided by five points or less compares with other current Big 12 coaches through their first five head coaching seasons*: Frank Martin, K-State Travis Ford, Okla. St Billy Gillispie, Texas A&M Bill Self, Kansas Lon Kruger, Oklahoma Fred Hoiberg**, Iowa State Frank Haith Missouri Rick Barnes, Texas Billy Kennedy, Texas Tech Scott Drew, Baylor

.564 .552 .526 .474 .439 .438 .422 .420 .385 .290

*Data is irrespective of current affiliation. **Hoiberg has only two seasons of head coaching experience How Frank Martin’s winning percentage in games decided by five points or less compares with other K-State coaches since World War II*: Dana Altman (1990-94) Tex Winter (1954-68) Frank Martin (2007-Present) Jack Gardner (1946-1953) Tom Asbury (1994-2000) Jack Hartman (1970-86) Lon Kruger (1986-90) Jim Wooldridge (2000-06) *Minimum four seasons at K-State.

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MHS girls going to state tourney teer assistant coach on that team 21 years ago, and he has been a head coach for 16 years. He said it was something he felt they have been building for all these years. "It's something that our girls through the years have built to this point, the last 14 years I think we have just built and built," he said. "They built up to this moment and these girls took advantage of it and got it done." The Indians were trailing by two late in the fourth quarter when they

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The Manhattan High girls' basketball team defeated Washburn Rural 43-39 on Friday at Topeka High to advance to the Class 6A tournament next week at Koch Arena. It was the first time the Indians have made the Class 6A tournament since the 1990-91 season, when the team took second place to Seaman. MHS coach Scott Mall was a volun-

made a 10-0 run to take an 8-point lead and held on to the end. Senior guard Onyeka Ehie said she her team did what it had done all year in tight situations. "Words can't explain how happy I am, for my teammates I'm overjoyed," he said. "I knew we could do it, and we did. When we were down by three, we didn't lose focus. We just took our time and came back and I'm so proud of SEE

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AP TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Louisville (19) ........................................49 Syracuse (2) ..........................................58 Texas .....................................................63 Kansas (3) .............................................73 North Carolina (6) ................................88 Duke (4) ................................................70 Missouri (7) ...........................................81 Texas Tech ............................................59 Georgetown (11) .................................69 Marquette (8) .......................................83 Baylor (9) ..............................................72 Iowa State ............................................80 Tennessee Tech ....................................52 Murray State (12) .................................54 Illinois State ..........................................65 Wichita State (15) ................................64 Wyoming ..............................................63 UNLV (17) .............................................74 San Diego State (21) ............................98 TCU .......................................................92 Temple (23) ..........................................80 Fordham ...............................................60 Evansville ..............................................71 Creighton (25) ......................................99

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Kansas State senior Jamar Samuels drives to the basket for a layup during the Wildcats’ 77-58 win over Oklahoma State on senior day on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum.

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The NCAA-tournament bubble isn't something Kansas State is living life on, but a loss Saturday certainly would have done some damage to the Wildcats' seeding for the Big Dance. So while Saturday's game against Oklahoma State had no bearing on K-State's seeding for the Big 12 tournament, it was crucial for the Wildcats to avoid what would have likely been classified as a "bad loss." No worries there, as K-State throttled the Cowboys 77-58 in Bramlage Coliseum. Now the real fun begins, as KState, the No. 5 seed, will play fourth-seeded Baylor on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament in Kansas City, Mo. Over the course of the next two tournaments, it becomes a matter of win and move on, lose and go home. "You're not promised another day so we're playing for our lives right now," Victor Ojeleye said.

"That's the only thing that really matters for this whole team, this whole family — (we’ve) just got to play basketball and maximize each day." With the Big 12 tournament starting this Wednesday, March Madness is here. And although this isn't the time to relax and take the foot off the gas, the Wildcats do have 21 wins and know they can likely breathe a little easier on Selection Sunday, which is just one week away. "The pressure of winning the next game (now), it's not there because fate is there," K-State coach Frank Martin said. "You win you keep playing, you don't win, you're done. So there's not that nonsense that you have to win certain games so you can get to postseason play. We're in it now. I think we've handled the regular season well enough. Now we get opportunities to go achieve our goals and we've prepared the best we can." SEE

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Ernestine Samuels, the mother of Kansas State's Jamar Samuels, could prove to be a key differencemaker down the stretch as the Wildcats head into the Big 12 tournament and more than likely the NCAA tournament. "To be honest with you, the games his mom has been to this year, you'd probably find the best games he has played all year," K-State coach Frank Martin said. Seriously, there might be something to this. Ernestine attended the Wildcats' win at Virginia Tech earli-

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One play there, another there, and this game could have been different. But for the second time in a week, the Kansas State women's basketball team was left trying to figure out what went wrong and how another second-half lead could slip away. The Wildcats had their chances to put Texas Tech away. Then after falling behind, K-State had more chances to tie the game, take the lead and win it at the end. Yet, neither happened and the Lady Raiders hung on for a 64-63 victory over the Wildcats in the regular season finale on Saturday night at Bramlage Coliseum. "Free throws, not stopping drives, little mess-ups on defense, turnovers on offense — just one adjustment or if just one of those things was different, a free throw was made — the game is tied and we're in overtime, hopefully," senior forward Jalana Childs said. With the loss, K-State slipped to fifth in the Big 12, while Iowa State locked down the fourth spot — even after losing at Baylor on Saturday — as the Cyclones own the tiebreaker over the Wildcats with the season sweep. K-State led Texas Tech by as many as 17 points in the first half and by six at half-

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er this year and witnessed her son score 17 points and grab 14 rebounds. She was in the crowd during the loss to Kansas in Manhattan, when Samuels scored 20 points to go along with 12 rebounds. And then the real kicker came on Saturday. Ernestine's flight was delayed Saturday morning, causing her to get caught up in traffic on I-70 en route to Manhattan to walk her son out to center court for senior day. She was unable to make it in time for the ceremony, so Samuels was escorted to the middle of the court by Anya Martin, the wife of Frank Martin. It's not as if Samuels was bad in the first half as he waited for his

mother’s arrival — he scored four points and notched six boards in the opening period. But once he saw his mom in her seat at the start of Saturday's second half, Samuels' game took off to another level. "Second half I saw her and I got a little excited," Samuels said. The senior scored 13 second-half points on 6-of-9 shooting, collected another six more rebounds to finish with 17 points and 12 rebounds, marking the 13th double-double of his K-State career. And get this: Samuels, who has committed more fouls than any playSEE

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Kansas State head coach Brad Hill was in better spirits following Saturday afternoon's contest with Pacific in Tointon Family Stadium, and for good reason. His team rebounded from a frustrating loss and demolished the Tigers 12-1. “A little better than yesterday,” Hill said. “What we are trying to do is to get guys not to press so much and it just felt like we were pressing yesterday really bad. “Getting on top early helps too, and then the start on the mound. You get a guy who goes out on the mound and throws those zeros up there it makes it a lot easier.” Junior starting pitcher Joe Flattery allowed just one run on five hits, struck out four and had no walks in five innings of work. Freshman right-hander Matt Wivinis relieved Flattery for two innings and Caleb Wallingford — another freshman — threw for the eighth. Outfielder Tanner Witt — who was a pitcher in high school — was on the mound for the final inning. “I wanted to give us a good start today because yesterday it seemed like we really got down on ourselves early,” Flattery, who is a left-hander, said. “So I really wanted to keep us in the game later because I knew our bats were going to kick in.” K-State scored a run in the bottom of the first and Flattery posted zeros in his first three innings — and like he predicted, the bats soon came alive for the Wildcats. SEE

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THE SUNDAY MERCURY SCOREBOARD TODAY’S LINE NCAA basketball Today FAVORITE TODAY UNDERDOG at Florida St. 6 1/2 Clemson Kentucky 3 at Florida Michigan 3 1/2 at Penn St. at Michigan St. 2 1/2 Ohio St. at Wisconsin 11 Illinois Virginia 2 at Maryland Arizona 7 1/2 at Arizona St. at Stanford Pk California at Indiana 6 Purdue at Virginia Tech 1 1/2 NC State

FAVORITE at Boston Miami New Jersey Golden State at Houston Chicago at Phoenix at San Antonio

NBA LINE 2 1/2 2 1 2 2 4 5 1/2 8

UNDERDOG New York at L.A. Lakers at Charlotte at Toronto L.A. Clippers at Philly Sacramento Denver

BASKETBALL NCAA Big 12 standings Through Saturday MEN Big 12 Overall Kansas 16-2 26-5 Missouri 14-4 27-4 Iowa State 12-6 22-9 Baylor 12-6 25-6 K-State 10-8 21-9 Texas 9-9 19-12 Oklahoma State 7-11 14-17 Oklahoma 5-13 15-15 Texas A&M 4-14 13-17 Texas Tech 1-17 8-22 WOMEN Big 12 Baylor 18-0 Texas A&M 11-6 Oklahoma 11-6 Iowa State 9-9 K-State 9-9 Oklahoma State 8-10 Kansas 7-10 Texas 7-10 Texas Tech 6-12 Missouri 2-16

Overall 31-0 20-8 19-10 18-11 18-12 16-11 18-11 17-12 18-12 12-17

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. 26, 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) 28-1 1,623 1 2. Syracuse (2) 29-1 1,562 2 3. Kansas 24-5 1,459 4 4. Duke 25-4 1,409 5 5. Michigan St. 24-5 1,372 6 6. N. Carolina 25-4 1,314 7 7. Missouri 25-4 1,253 3 8. Marquette 24-5 1,150 10 9. Baylor 24-5 1,055 13 10. Ohio St. 23-6 1,036 8 11. Georgetown 21-6 906 9 12. Murray St. 28-1 885 14 13. Michigan 21-8 766 11 14. Wisconsin 21-8 764 16 15. Wichita St. 26-4 754 19 16. Florida 22-7 638 12 17. UNLV 24-6 531 21 18. Indiana 22-7 444 23 19. Louisville 22-7 426 17

20. Notre Dame 20-9 357 20 21. San Diego St. 22-6 304 24 22. Florida St. 19-9 252 15 23. Temple 22-6 158 22 24. Virginia 21-7 142 25 25. Creighton 25-5 140 — Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 115, Iowa St. 80, Saint Mary's (Cal) 62, New Mexico 60, Drexel 41, Vanderbilt 23, VCU 9, Long Beach St. 8, BYU 6, Harvard 5, Memphis 5, California 3, Purdue 3, K-State 2, Southern Miss. 2, Alabama 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. 26, 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) 28-1 775 1 2. Syracuse 29-1 744 2 3. Duke 25-4 690 4 4. Kansas 24-5 683 5 5. Michigan St. 24-5 650 6 6. N. Carolina 25-4 627 7 7. Marquette 24-5 568 10 8. Missouri 25-4 566 3 9. Murray St. 28-1 480 12 10. Baylor 24-5 475 14 11. Ohio State 23-6 470 9 12. Georgetown 21-6 439 8 13. Florida 22-7 354 11 14. Wichita St. 26-4 352 19 15. Wisconsin 21-8 341 15 16. Michigan 21-8 306 13 17. UNLV 24-6 281 20 18. Louisville 22-7 202 17 19. Notre Dame 20-9 184 18 20. Indiana 22-7 178 24 21. Saint Mary's 25-5 163 23 22. Florida St. 19-9 119 16 23. San Diego St. 22-6 111 25 24. Creighton 25-5 80 — 25. Temple 22-6 53 22 Others receiving votes: Gonzaga 48, Drexel 30, Virginia 30, New Mexico 23, Vanderbilt 13, Iowa State 8, Middle Tennessee 8, Long Beach State 6, K-State 5, Mississippi State 5, Washington 2, California 1, Harvard 1, Memphis 1, Nevada 1, VCU 1, Weber State 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. 26, 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) 29-0 1,000 1 2. Stanford 26-1 946 2 3. Notre Dame 27-2 927 3 4. UConn 26-3 887 4 5. Duke 24-4 813 7 6. Maryland 25-4 808 6 7. Miami 25-4 757 5 8. Delaware 26-1 688 9 9. Penn St. 23-5 658 11 10. Kentucky 24-5 624 13 11. Green Bay 25-1 597 12 12. Georgetown 22-6 521 15 13. Tennessee 21-8 505 10 14. Ohio St. 24-5 485 8 15. Georgia Tech 22-7 367 17 16. Georgia 22-7 355 18 17. Texas A&M 20-7 351 14 18. St. John's 20-8 306 20 19. St. Bona 27-2 294 19 20. Louisville 20-8 291 16 21. Purdue 21-8 227 22 22. Gonzaga 25-4 124 25 23. Rutgers 20-8 120 24 24. Nebraska 21-7 102 23 25. S. Carolina 21-8 46 —

Others receiving votes: Princeton 45, Arkansas 36, DePaul 34, California 25, West Virginia 25, Middle Tennessee 15, Florida Gulf Coast 8, Vanderbilt 6, Iowa 3, Fresno St. 2, Oklahoma 2.

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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. 27, 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) 30-0 775 1 2. Stanford 26-1 736 2 3. Notre Dame 28-2 720 3 4. UConn 26-4 672 4 5. Maryland 25-4 634 6 6. Duke 24-4 631 7 7. Miami 25-4 596 5 8. Delaware 26-1 538 8 9. Kentucky 24-5 532 10 10. Tennessee 21-8 479 9 11. Green Bay 25-1 465 12 12. Penn State 23-5 426 15 13. Texas A&M 20-8 367 11 14. Georgetown 22-7 338 13 15. Georgia 22-7 326 16 16. Ohio State 24-5 318 14 17. Louisville 21-8 298 17 18. Georgia Tech 22-7 264 19 19. Rutgers 21-8 198 20 20. Gonzaga 25-4 147 21 21. St. John's 21-8 140 25 22. St. Bona 27-2 134 22 23. DePaul 21-9 107 18 24. Nebraska 21-7 70 23 25. Purdue 21-8 50 — Others receiving votes: Middle Tennessee 25; Vanderbilt 18; Florida Gulf Coast 17; California 14; Princeton 11; West Virginia 8; Arkansas 7; South Carolina 7; UTEP 5; LSU 2.

Friday's Games Memphis 102, Toronto 99 Atlanta 99, Milwaukee 94 Boston 107, New Jersey 94 Chicago 112, Cleveland 91 Denver 117, Houston 105 New Orleans 97, Dallas 92 Philadelphia 105, Golden State 83 San Antonio 102, Charlotte 72 Utah 99, Miami 98 L.A. Lakers 115, Sacramento 107 Phoenix 81, L.A. Clippers 78 Saturday's Games Atlanta 97, Oklahoma City 90 Orlando 114, Milwaukee 98 Washington 101, Cleveland 98 Indiana 102, New Orleans 84 Memphis 100, Detroit 83 Dallas 102, Utah 96 Minnesota at Portland, Late Today’s Games New York at Boston, noon Miami at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. New Jersey at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Golden State at Toronto, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 6 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Monday's Games Utah at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m. Golden State at Washington, 6 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 7 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at Milwaukee, 7 p.m. Sacramento at Denver, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Portland, 9 p.m.

NBA Standings

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All Times CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB Philadelphia 22 15 .595 — Boston 18 17 .514 3 New York 18 18 .500 3 1/2 Toronto 11 25 .306 10 1/2 New Jersey 11 26 .297 11 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 28 8 .778 — Orlando 24 14 .632 5 Atlanta 22 15 .595 6 1/2 Washington 8 28 .222 20 Charlotte 4 30 .118 23 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 30 8 .789 — Indiana 23 12 .657 5 1/2 Milwaukee 14 23 .378 15 1/2 Cleveland 13 22 .371 15 1/2 Detroit 12 26 .316 18 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 25 11 .694 — Memphis 22 15 .595 3 1/2 Dallas 22 16 .579 4 Houston 21 16 .568 4 1/2 New Orleans 9 28 .243 16 1/2 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 29 8 .784 — Denver 20 17 .541 9 Portland 18 18 .500 10 1/2 Minnesota 18 19 .486 11 Utah 17 19 .472 11 1/2 Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 21 13 .618 —

Pacific Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Phoenix 65 33 23 9 75 170 165 San Jose 63 33 23 7 73 178 160 Dallas 65 34 26 5 73 171 176 Los Angeles 64 29 23 12 70 138 137 Anaheim 65 28 27 10 66 164 182 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

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Friday's Games New Jersey 5, Washington 0 Chicago 2, Ottawa 1 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, OT Detroit 6, Minnesota 0 Dallas 3, Edmonton 1 Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Saturday's Games N.Y. Islanders 3, Boston 2 Toronto 3, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 3, OT Nashville 3, Florida 1 Columbus 5, Phoenix 2 Pittsburgh at Colorado, Late Buffalo at Vancouver, Late Anaheim at Los Angeles, Late St. Louis at San Jose, Late Today’s Games Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 11:30 a.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 5 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 6 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Monday's Games Phoenix at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Winnipeg, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

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NHL Standings All Times CST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA N.Y. Rangers 63 41 15 7 89 175 130 Pittsburgh 63 37 21 5 79 202 166 Philadelphia 63 35 21 7 77 209 191 New Jersey 64 36 23 5 77 180 174 N.Y. Islanders 65 27 29 9 63 154 195 Northeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Boston 63 38 22 3 79 206 146 Ottawa 66 34 24 8 76 200 194 Toronto 65 30 28 7 67 194 201 Buffalo 64 29 27 8 66 157 180 Montreal 66 25 31 10 60 170 184 Southeast Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Florida 64 30 22 12 72 159 182 Winnipeg 66 31 27 8 70 173 186 Washington 64 32 27 5 69 172 183 Tampa Bay 65 31 28 6 68 184 219 Carolina 65 24 27 14 62 171 197 WESTERN CONFERENCE Central Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Detroit 65 43 19 3 89 208 151 St. Louis 65 40 18 7 87 166 130 Nashville 65 38 20 7 83 184 166 Chicago 66 35 24 7 77 200 194 Columbus 65 20 38 7 47 153 214 Northwest Division GP W L OT Pts GF GA Vancouver 65 41 16 8 90 206 156 Colorado 65 33 28 4 70 168 175 Calgary 65 29 25 11 69 157 178 Minnesota 65 28 27 10 66 143 178 Edmonton 64 25 33 6 56 170 192

Saturday BASEBALL American League CLEVELAND INDIANS — Signed OF Michael Brantley, RHP Carlos Carrasco, OF Aaron Cunningham, INF Jason Donald, RHP Jeanmar Gomez, LHP David Huff, RHP Corey Kluber, INF Matt LaPorta, OF Thomas Neal, INF Cord Phelps, RHP Danny Salazar, C Carlos Santana, LHP Tony Sipp, RHP Josh Tomlin and OF Nick Weglarz to one-year contracts. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Agreed to terms with RHP Sam Demel, RHP Barry Enright, RHP Daniel Hudson, RHP Brett Lorin, RHP Yonata Ortega, RHP Bryan Shaw, LHP Zach Kroenke, LHP Wade Miley, LHP Joe Paterson, RHP Mike Zagurski, C Konrad Schmidt, C Craig Tatum, OF Cole Gillespie, OF David Winfree and INF Paul Goldschmidt on one-year contracts. Resigned RHP Josh Collmenter, RHP David Hernandez, RHP Ian Kennedy, OF Gerardo Parra. COLORADO ROCKIES — Signed RHP Jhoulys Chacin, LHP Rex Brothers, C Wilin Rosario, INF Tommy Field, OF Charlie Blackmon, RHP Tyler Chatwood, LHP Edwar Cabrera, INF Hector Gomez, OF Tyler Colvin, RHP Edgmer Escalona, LHP Christian Friedrich, INF Jonathan Herrera, OF Jamie Hoffmann, RHP Guillermo Moscoso, LHP Drew Pomeranz, INF DJ LeMahieu, OF Eric Young Jr., RHP Juan Nicasio, LHP Matt Reynolds, INF Chris Nelson, RHP Josh Outman, INF Jordan Pacheco, RHP Zach Putnam, RHP Josh Roenicke, RHP Esmil Rogers and RHP Alex White to one-year contracts. MILWAUKEE BREWERS — Agreed to terms with RHP John Axford. PITTSBURGH PIRATES — Agreed to terms with SS Chase d'Arnaud, 1B Matt Hague, 3B Josh Harrison, OF Gorkys Hernandez, RHP Jared Hughes, RHP Chris Leroux, RHP Brad Lincoln, LHP Jeff

Locke, OF Starling Marte, OF Andrew McCutchen, RHP Daniel McCutchen, RHP James McDonald, C Michael McKenry, RHP Kyle McPherson, INF Jordy Mercer, RHP Bryan Morris, LHP Daniel Moskos, SS Yamaico Navarro, INF Gustavo Nunez, LHP Rudy Owens, OF Alex Presley, 2B Neil Walker, LHP Tony Watson, RHP Duke Welker and LHP Justin Wilson on one-year contracts. SAN DIEGO PADRES — Agreed to terms with OF Cameron Maybin on a five-year contract. FOOTBALL National Football League NEW ORLEANS SAINTS — Designated QB Drew Brees as a franchise player. HOCKEY National Hockey League BOSTON BRUINS — Recalled G Michael Hutchinson and F Lane MacDermid from Providence (AHL). FLORIDA PANTHERS — Recalled D Tyson Strachan from San Antonio (AHL). PHOENIX COYOTES — Recalled D David Rundblad from Portland (AHL). ECHL ECHL — Suspended Wheeling's Olivier Dame-Malka two games and fined him an undisclosed amount for an illegal check to the head of an opponent in a March 2 game at Toledo. ELMIRA JACKALS — Announced F Mike Radja was returned to the team by Houston (AHL). READING ROYALS — Announced D Marc Cantin and F Yannick Riendeau were assigned to the team from Bridgeport (AHL). Released F Justin Kemmerer. Loaned F Olivier Labelle to Providence (AHL). COLLEGE TEXAS-PAN AMERICAN — Dismissed men's basketball junior F Earl Jefferson for violating the department code of conduct and team policy as well as for conduct detrimental to the team. Friday BASEBALL National League ATLANTA BRAVES — Agreed to terms with RHP Jairo Asencio, RHP Brandon Beachy, RHP Jaye Chapman, RHP Erik Cordier, RHP Randall Delgado, RHP Cory Gearrin, RHP Tommy Hanson, RHP J.J. Hoover, RHP Craig Kimbrel, RHP Cristhian Martinez, RHP Kris Medlen, RHP Todd Redmond, RHNP Julio Teheran, RHP Anthony Varvaro, RHP Arodys Vizcaino, LHP Luis Avilan, LHP Robert Fish, LHP Mike Minor, LHP Jonny Venters, INF Freddie Freeman, INF Brandon Hicks, INF Tyler Pastornicky, OF Jose Constanza and OF Jason Heyward on one-year contracts. HOUSTON ASTROS — Agreed to terms with OF J.D. Martinez on a one-year contract. WASHINGTON NATIONALS — Agreed to terms with LHP Ross Detwiler, LHP Atahualpa Severino, RHP Cole Kimball, RHP Ryan Mattheus, RHP Ryan Perry, RHP Henry Rodriguez, RHP Craig Stammen, C Wilson Ramos, C Jhonatan Solano, INF Ian Desmond, INF Danny Espinosa, INF Steve Lombardozzi, INF Chris Marrero, INF Tyler Moore and OF Eury Perez on one-year contracts. Renewed the contracts of RHP Drew Storen and OF Roger Bernadina. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS — Signed RHP Tom Boleska. LAREDO LEMURS — Signed RHP Jorge L. Vasquez and LHP Edwin Walker. Traded RHP Dan Sausville to Worcester (CanAm) for a player to be named. SIOUX FALLS PHEASANTS — Sold the contract of RHP Bo Schultz to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES — Signed LHP Chris Salamida. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKS — Signed RHP Jason Monti and RHP Joe Esposito. Can-Am League QUEBEC CAPITALES — Signed INF Jeff Helps and OF Steve Brown. WORCESTER TORNADOES — Signed LHP Zach Zuercher. Frontier League JOLIET SLAMMERS — Sold the contract of RHP Chris Pack to the Arizona Diamondbacks. RIVER CITY RASCALS — Signed LHP Sam Strickland. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association CLEVELAND CAVALIERS — Signed G Manny Harris to a second 10-day contract. DALLAS MAVERICKS — Assigned F Lamar Odom to Texas (NBADL). NEW YORK KNICKS — Reassigned C Jerome Jordan to Erie (NBADL). OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER — Assigned F Lazar Hayward to Tulsa (NBADL). PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Recalled F Craig Brackins from Maine (NBADL). PHOENIX SUNS — Named Lindsey Hunter scout. FOOTBALL National Football League ARIZONA CARDINALS — Designated DE Calais Campbell their non-exclusive franchise player. ATLANTA FALCONS — Designated CB Brent Grimes their franchise player. BALTIMORE RAVENS — Designated RB Ray Rice their franchise player. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Released LB James Farrior and DE Aaron Smith. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS — Designated S Dashon Goldson their franchise player. HOCKEY National Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES — Reassigned G Justin Peters to Charlotte (AHL). DETROIT RED WINGS — Reassigned D Doug Janik to Grand Rapids (AHL). MINNESOTA WILD — Recalled G Matt Hackett from Houston (AHL) on an emergency basis. PHOENIX COYOTES — Signed C Brendan Shinnimin to a three-year contract. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING — Signed F Danick Gauthier to a three-year contract. TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS — Fired Ron Wilson coach. Named Randy Carlyle coach. HORSE RACING NYRA — Named Susanne Stover senior vice president and chief financial officer. LACROSSE National Lacrosse League WASHINGTON STEALTH — Re-signed D Kyle Sorensen. SOCCER Major League Soccer NEW ENGLAND REVOLUTION — Acquired MF Lee Nguyen through the MLS waiver draft. SEATTLE SOUNDERS — Signed G Andrew Weber. COLLEGE HOWARD PAYNE — Announced the resignations of men's soccer coach Kevin Wright and men's assistant soccer coach Wilson Jones so they can take the same positions at Ouachita Baptist. JOHN JAY — Named Christina Perez softball coach. SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Fired men's basketball coach Chris Lowery. WAKE FOREST — Suspended C Ty Walker from the men's basketball team for the remainder of the season.

McIlroy closes in on Wildcats fall short against No. 6 Baylor No. 1 in the world Associated Press PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — Rory McIlroy made two big par saves on a windy back nine and finished with a birdie from the bunker for a 4under 66 and a two-shot lead over Harris English and Tom Gillis in the Honda Classic on Saturday. The 22-year-old from Northern Ireland is one round away from becoming the second-youngest player behind Tiger Woods to reach No. 1 in the world. He would have to win the tournament on Sunday to replace Luke Donald atop the rankings. "I definitely feel like I need to put it out of my mind tomorrow," McIlroy said. "I need to focus on just trying to win this golf tournament. It might be a little difficult." McIlroy was in a similar spot last week when he reached the final of the Match Play Championship, knowing a win would make him No. 1. He lost to Hunter Mahan, 2 and 1. This time, there is more than one player to contend with in the final round. Seven players were within five shots of the lead, a group that includes PGA champion Keegan Bradley and Masters champion Charl Schwartzel. The difference from last week? "I wasn't standing up 2 up on the first tee in the final," McIlroy said, smiling. The group does not include Woods. He finally made a few putts, but not nearly enough to keep pace with everyone else. Woods went the last 11 holes without a birdie and had to settle for a 69, leaving him nine shots behind. "I was close to putting a low one up there today," he said. "I felt like it could be had, I could make a run and post 5under par for the day or something like that and get myself within reach. Right now, Rory is playing some great golf." English, the 22-year-old rookie who won on the Nationwide Tour last year while still an amateur, made a 10-foot par save on the 17th and finished with a 66. He will be in the final group with McIlroy, a rare time when the U.S. Open

champion will be playing with someone his own age with a tournament on the line. They will be joined by Gillis, a 43-year-old journeyman who turned pro a year after McIlroy and English were born. Gillis had the lead to himself on the back nine until a bogey on the par-3 15th. He had a 69. McIlroy is getting accustomed to the pressure as one of the game's top players. Thousands of fans lining every fairway and surrounding every green cheered him on Saturday, and one fan even asked him on the 17th tee what kind of shampoo he uses on those curly brown locks. "When you get yourself into positions in tournaments like his, it's not just the golf you have to deal with," he said. "It's everything else that goes on outside that. That's something I feel like I'm a lot more comfortable with. I feel like a better player all around." With the wind getting stronger, the tees were moved forward on the par 3s over the water because of the dangerous front hole locations. That's where McIlroy was at his best. He hit 8-iron at the middle of the green on No. 5 with a draw that held up against the wind to 10 feet and made one of only 10 birdies on the day. On the 15th hole, the start of PGA National's famous finish, McIlroy hit 9-iron to just outside 5 feet, the closest anyone got in the third round. There also was a bonus birdie on the par-4 11th, with water in front of the green. McIlroy was in mangled rough to the right, and the safe route was to play short and left of the green to avoid a big number. He blasted a 7-iron from 181 yards to the back fringe, and then holed a 50foot putt. Despite his six birdies, his two key shots were for par. From the right rough on the 13th, the best he could manage was to hit into a front bunker, some 30 yards short of the flag. McIlroy nearly holed the shot to escape with par, and then he made an 8-footer for par on the next hole. "They were two crucial holes today," he said.

Waco, Texas — Despite a 6-4 win by the Kansas State Hunt Seat team, the Wildcats fell to the sixth-ranked Baylor Bears, 15-9, on Saturday afternoon at the Willis Family Equestrian Center. With the loss, K-State fell to 5-6 on the year, while Baylor improved to 9-4. “I have to hand it to our Hunt Seat team for really stepping it up against a very talented Baylor team,” said K-State head coach Casie Lisabeth, “They had muchimproved rides and really performed confidently today. Melanie Hinzpeter had an outstanding performance and was very deserving of the match-MVP honor. The Western team made great adjustments from yesterday but it was just not enough today. We will all be working hard to prepare for Oklahoma State and the postseason.” In the Western action, Baylor downed KState, 9-3, with the Bears taking the wins in

Horsemanship (4-2) and Reining (5-1). Sophomores Kelly Bovaird and Chayna DeNicolo picked up the two points for the Wildcats in Horsemanship on the day. Bovaird earned her eighth win of the year with a 73.5-67.5 victory over Baylor’s Rachel Nankervis. DeNicolo rode past Meghan Murphy, 72-71.5, to earn her third win of the season. Freshman Jesse Johnson picked up her second win in as many days by ousting Barbara Aiken of Baylor, 71-66.5. The Broken Bow, Neb., product has now tallied six wins this season, which is tied for the most by a Wildcat newcomer. In the Hunt Seat arena, K-State defeated Baylor, 6-4. The Wildcats took the win in Equitation Over Fences, 4-2, while the Bears won Equitation on the Flat by the same score. Freshman Madison Wayda kicked off the scoring in Equitation Over Fences as

she rode past Baylor’s Kate Riddle, 84-75. Sophomores Cat Avolese and Sarah Mershon also bested their Baylor counterparts on the day with Avolese taking down Kara Fergusson, 81-78, and Mershon knocking off Sue Carol Thompson, 76-70. Mershon has now won nine matches in 2011-12, which is one more than she won during her freshman campaign last season. Closing out the scoring for the Wildcats in Fences action was junior Larissa Laffey, who out rode Colby Russell of Baylor, 7963. Today’s win pushed Laffey’s win total to nine for the year, two of which came this weekend. Hinzpeter earned the first match-MVP award of her Wildcat career for her 84-70 winning ride over Baylor’s Melanie Appel. Hinzpeter has now won two matches in a row, with her last victory coming back on November 11 when she defeated Ali Rose of Oklahoma State.

Howard leads Magic past Bucks; Hawks top OKC Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Dwight Howard had 28 points and 14 rebounds to lead six Magic players in double figures, and Orlando beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-98 on Saturday night. The game was close until the Magic pulled away in the fourth quarter thanks to some hot 3-point shooting and dominant play from Howard. Jason Richardson had 18 points for the Magic, while Hedo Turkoglu and Ryan Anderson chipped in 16 points apiece. The Magic shot 51.7 percent (14 of 27) from 3-point distance. It was the Magic's fourth victory over the Bucks in 22 days. The Magic overcame fourth-quarter deficits in the first three wins, but they didn't need a comeback on Saturday night. Brandon Jennings led Milwaukee with 27 points.

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WIZARDS 101, CAVALIERS 98 WASHINGTON — Jordan Crawford scored 31 points and John Wall added 24 to lead the Wizards. Antawn Jamison scored 29 in his return to Washington but missed a 3-point attempt to tie the game with 35 seconds to play. It was Jamison's first appearance in the Verizon Center since being traded from the Wizards to Cleveland in February 2010. JaVale McGee had nine points and 12 rebounds for Wash-

ington, which snapped a sixgame losing streak. Kyrie Irving scored 20 points, 12 in the fourth quarter, and Ryan Hollins had 15 for the Cavaliers, who lost their fifth straight.

MAVERICKS 102, JAZZ 96 DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 40 points and Dallas snapped its fourgame losing streak. Nowitzki scored 10 points in the fourth quarter as the Mavericks turned away a late rally by the Jazz, who sliced a 23-point deficit down to five points. Dallas forward Lamar Odom played for the first time after missing four games because of a family matter and personal reasons. Odom was supposed to play Saturday night in the NBA Development League. Instead, he was recalled to play against the Jazz and scored nine points in 18 minutes. Paul Millsap scored 24 points and Derrick Favors added 14 points for Utah, which beat the Miami Heat on Friday night.

HAWKS 97, THUNDER 90 ATLANTA — Josh Smith scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Jeff Teague added 16 points and Atlanta snapped Oklahoma City's sevengame winning streak. Kevin Durant finished with 35 points, going 14 of 17 on free throw attempts, and Russell Westbrook had 25 points for the league-best Thunder. Smith, who matched a seasonhigh in scoring and pulled down seven of his 12 rebounds in the

fourth, had dunks on consecutive possessions to give the Hawks an 87-79 lead with 4:43 remaining. Then, after forcing Durant to commit a turnover and pounding his first against his own chest with 3:04 left, Smith matched Durant 3-pointer for 3-pointer to put Atlanta up 92-88 at the 2minute mark.

by 30 in the fourth quarter. Jarrett Jack scored 18 and Marco Belinelli added 15 for New Orleans, which played its third game in four days and dressed only nine players for the second consecutive night. The Hornets avoided their most lopsided loss of the season by outscoring the Pacers 19-7 to close the game.

PACERS 102, HORNETS 84

GRIZZLIES 100, PISTONS 83

NEW ORLEANS — Danny Granger scored 20 points and Indiana got its first six-game winning streak in seven years. David West had 14 points and 13 rebounds in his first game back in New Orleans after playing the first eight years of his career with the Hornets. Darren Collison added 13 points, including a circus shot at the halftime buzzer. Indiana, playing only its second game in the last 10 days, blew it open with a 21-4 run to take a 5437 lead at the half. The Pacers led

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — O.J. Mayo scored 17 points and sparked a fourth-quarter rally with his 3point shooting, and Memphis won its fourth straight. Mayo was 4 of 5 outside the arc, connecting on all three attempts in the fourth quarter, when Memphis broke open a close game with 17 unanswered points. Marc Gasol added 17 points and nine rebounds. Marreese Speights had 16 points, and Rudy Gay added 12. Quincy Pondexter had 10 of his 12 points in the fourth quarter.

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KSU baseball splits first two of series MHS girls going to state tournament

NO. 1, FROM PAGE B1 Taking advantage of Tiger pitching miscues in the bottom of the third, K-State loaded up the bases after a series of walks, a passed ball and a wild pitch. Another walk drawn by the Wildcats' Matt Giller scored a run and a single to right center brought home senior infielder Wade Hinkle and sophomore catcher Blair DeBord. A sacrifice fly by junior Jon Davis, the designated hitter, plated Giller and capped off K-State's fourrun inning. After another scoreless inning in the top of the fourth for Pacific, Witt opened the order in the bottom of the frame with a triple and after standing at third base two outs later, he was brought to home plate with an RBI single to right field by Hinkle. An RBI single from Giller then scored Hinkle, who advanced to second base previous to the hit due to a wild pitch, and the Wildcats were ahead 70 after four innings. A two-run home run by center fielder Jared King — his first of the season — finished off another four-run inning for KState in the bottom of the fifth, and the Wildcats cruised from there. “We just came out, swung the bats and the rest took care of itself,” King said. “We had good starting pitching by Joe so, yeah, that was big for us.” King, who was selected to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team last season, was the top bat for KState. He was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, a home run, two runs scored and a walk drawn. “I just keep continuing with the same approach,” King said. “I just try to get pitches up in the zone and get something good to hit. That's been my approach the whole season.” King said Saturday's win was good for morale after the beating the Wildcats took Friday. “It's good, because we know what our capabilities are,” he said. “We're a very strong team, it's just about how it clicks. I think we are still figuring that out, but I think as the season goes on, it's going to start getting a lot better.” K-State will conclude the series with Pacific this afternoon, with a noon first pitch at Tointon Family Stadium.

K-STATE 12, PACIFIC 1 Pacific 000 010 000—1 7 1 K-State 1 0 4 2 4 1 0 0 X — 12 12 0 WP: Flattery (2-1) LP: Haberman (0-1) 3B – K-State (Witt). HR – K-State (King).

NO. 2, FROM PAGE B1 them for that." The Indians narrowly missed the state tournament two years ago when they won the Centennial League title, but lost to Washburn Rural in the sub-state final game played at Wichita East. Mall said the Indians were in line to be a No. 3, 4 or 5 seed, as Wichita Heights (22-0) and

Olathe Northwest (21-1) will be the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds, respectively. Manhattan, Olathe South and Maize all shared 20-2 records after winning their sub-state titles on Friday. Other teams that made the state tournament include Shawnee Mission Northwest (16-6), Wichita South (14-8) and Shawnee Mission South (13-9).

Indians edge WaRu to win sub-state title Joel Jellison jjellison@themercury.com Staff photo by Sarah Midgorden

Kansas State pitcher Shane Conlon throws against Pacific on Friday afternoon at Tointon Family Stadium. The Wildcats lost Friday’s game 7-2, but came back to win Saturday’s contest 12-1.

Staff photo by Sarah Midgorden

Kansas State’s Jake Brown makes a tag at second during the Wildcats’ 72 loss to Pacific on Friday afternoon.

Friday The K-State offense struggled and the Wildcats dropped just their third home opener in the last 12 Friday night at Tointon Family Stadium. Pacific prevailed 7-2. “We just had a real hard time relaxing,” Hill said after the game. “To me, we acted like it was almost our first game of the year. It (was) our first game (home), not our first game of the

year. “There was a lot of tight swings and some over-reacting type things. We just didn't really settle down, relax and play well today.” Wildcat starter Matt Applegate pitched four innings before being relieved in the top of the fifth by sophomore left hander Shane Conlon. Applegate, a senior, surrendered five runs on six hits, walked four and struck out four.

Conlon threw for three innings and held the Tigers to no runs, three hits, no walks and posted two strikeouts. Junior Jake Doller pitched the eighth inning and sophomore Gerado Esquivel finished the contest in the ninth. The Wildcats were tied after the first inning 1-1, but Pacific plated runs in the second and third innings to lead K-State 3-2 going into the fifth. The Tigers added two more in the following inning and another two in the top of the ninth, while the Wildcats were held to zeros. Witt was 1-for-3 with a run and a walk drawn for KSU, while Pacific right fielder Allen Riley was 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a run scored. Right hander Michael Benson got the win on the mound for the Tigers. The freshman pitched seven innings and allowed two runs — one earned — on five hits, struck out five and walked one. Senior John Prato Matthews closed out the final two innings and got the save for Pacific.

PACIFIC 7, K-STATE 2 Pacific 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 — 7 12 1 K-State 101 000 000—2 6 1 WP: Benson (1-1) LP: Applegate (0-2) Save: Matthews (1) 2B — Pacific 2 (Christopher, Drongensen). K-State 2 (Kivett, Witt). HR – Pacific (Christopher, Riley).

Rock Creek, Frankfort boys advance to state Staff reports With wins in their sub-state finals on Saturday, the Rock Creek and Frankfort boys’ basketball teams advanced to their respective state tournaments. The Rock Creek boys beat Riley County 64-59 in the Class 3A sub-state final at St. Marys, clenching a state berth for the first

time since 1994. Frankfort had a harder time in its Class 1A-DII game, going to overtime with Baileyville B&B, where the Wildcats won 55-54. The Mustangs will play their state tournament in Hutchinson with action starting Wednesday. Frankfort’s state tournament in Hays will start on Wednesday as well. Two other teams had a chance at making

the state tournament, as both the Riley County and Wamego girls’ teams fell on Saturday night. The previously undefeated Falcons lost to Silver Lake 50-44 despite 18 points from Kelly Thomson and 13 from Rachel Rheaume. Wamego lost a game against Class 4A No. 1 Holton at Holton, 70-53.

Bozzay improves time in last-chance meet Kansas State mid-distance runner Boglarka Bozzay went to the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier on Saturday with the intention of improving on her time in the 800 meters to ensure herself a spot at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship next week. Bozzay did improve her time, crossing the finish line in 2:05.11 at the Leid Recreation Center and finishing third. The third-place finish marked the first race Bozzay has not won this season as she

was bested by two professional runners by less than a second in a tight race. Bethany Praska won the race in 2:04.22, and Laura Januszewski took second in 2:04.88. Bozzay’s time is not eligible to break her own school record as it was run on an oversized track. The weekend before the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship is commonly referred to as last-chance weekend, as athletes try to post automatic qualifying

marks in their respective events or move up the NCAA performance list with a limited number of spots available for the championship meet. Bozzay entered the weekend ranked No. 14 in the 800 meters. She will now await results of other last-chance meets and an updated NCAA descending order list. K-State will send a small group of Wildcats to the NCAA Championship next week in Nampa, Idaho. The Wildcats leave Wednesday and the meet will get underway Friday.

TOPEKA — Scott Mall couldn't help, but smile. When Washburn Rural called a timeout with 16 seconds left in the sub-state finals against Manhattan on Friday at Topeka High, the Indians leading 41-36, the MHS coach just had to grin a little. The Indians beat the Junior Blues 43-39 to advance to state for the first time since 1991, breaking a 21-year streak that Mall has seen first hand from start to finish. Although he wasn't the head coach until five years later, Mall served as a volunteer assistant for the 1991 team that took second-place to Seaman. When Mall descended the stairs from the locker room on Friday, he was received by a crowd wishing congratulations to a coach who was taking a team to state for the first time in 16 years of service. Mall said the praise deserves to go to the girls. "I'm just so proud of the girls, they work so hard and they deserve every bit of this," he said. "All those other years, that doesn't have anything to do with this, this is their year. Those were other teams that worked as hard and it didn't work out, these girls worked hard and it worked out, and that's what it’s about. Every year is a new year and this is all about them." But even the players said Mall deserves a lot more credit than he is often given. "Coach Mall is such an amazing coach," senior guard Onyeka Ehie said. "Obviously the fact that we haven't been to state in 21 years might make people think he isn't that good of a coach, but no, he is a great coach and he deserves to go to state. And this year the cards were right for us." The Class 6A state tournament will be played next week at Koch Arena in Wichita and the Indians will play their first game on Wednesday. Manhattan had the chance to go to state two years ago, when the cards appeared to be in their favor in a sub-state final against Washburn Rural in Wichita. But the Indians lost that game, and missed again. Senior Mari Jo Massanet said to make it to state by beating the team that has been a thorn in the Indians' path to state so often, made it even sweeter. "To be sub-state champions is really great, but also to beat Washburn Rural in the sub-state championship just adds the cherry on top," she said. The Indians entered the second half with the lead, but a 3-pointer from Charly Michaelis tied the game at 24, and an old-fashioned threepoint play from Paige Cunningham helped the Junior Blues lead 27-26 going into the fourth. Jenna Crusinberry tied the game at 31 in the fourth quarter when she knocked down a 3-pointer with 4:37 to play, but Washburn Rural's Erika Lane took the lead right back with a basket for the Junior Blues. Darby Price scored an inside bucket and Elayna Spilker made two free throws to give the Indians a 35-33 lead with 2:28 left, and Washburn Rural coach Kevin Bordewick tried to halt an ensu-

ing run with a timeout. It didn't work. Ehie made the first of two free throws, but Massanet rebounded her miss and got it to Spilker, who was fouled. Spilker made both free throws and the Indians led 38-33. Washburn Rural missed on three straight chances to cut into the lead, and the Indians made 3-of-6 shots at the free throw line to push ahead 41-33, completing a 10-0 run. Mall said the team showed a lot of poise after falling behind by as much as three points in the period. "I told them afterwards, they definitely could have panicked a little bit when (Washburn Rural) hit a couple shots, but no, they went right about their business like they have all year," he said. "They came down and we went right back to the stuff we've done on offense, which is drive to the basket and make something happen." Spilker was key in the fourth quarter, scoring seven of her 11 points. The junior guard also shot 9-of-10 at the free throw line for the game. Price also scored 11 points, including nine in the second half. Both Spilker and Price have led the team in scoring over the past three games, and Mall said they have taken advantage of opportunities created by the opposing defense. "They've really capitalized on the fact that teams concentrate so much on Ony and Mari Jo, and when they get their chance they make a play, they do," he said. "Darby does a great job of getting open underneath, and Elayna's drive to the basket and driving and getting fouled on some, those were big." When the game ended, the team surrounded Mall in a mob. Massanet said it was one they wanted to win for themselves, but one they wanted for Mall as well. "He never really tells us, he doesn't stress it at all, but in the back of our minds we know it's a special accomplishment for him," she said. "When I went into this game, I was like, 'yeah it would be awesome to go to state,' but also Coach Mall has been my coach for four years and I wanted to do it for him." Washburn Rural was the team that held the upper hand early on, answering a game-opening basket from Ehie with a pair of 3-pointers to go ahead 6-2. The Indians made one more shot from the field for the rest of the quarter, and ad d ed fou r free th row s, while holding the Junior Blues to three points to trail 9-8 after the first. Ehie led the Indians in the sec on d q u arter, sc orin g seven of her nine first-half points. She scored five points in a 7-2 run to start the period that lasted nearly 6 minutes and put MHS ahead 15-11. The Junior Blues outscored the Indians 4-2 the rest of the half to trail 17-15 at halftime.

MANHATTAN 43, WASHBURN RURAL 39 Washburn Rural 9 6 12 12 — 39 Manhattan 8 9 9 17 — 43 Individual scoring WASHBURN RURAL (39) — Lane 13, Cunningham 11, Michaelis 10, Winkley 3, Weingartner 2. MANHATTAN (43) — Spilker 11, Price 11, Ehie 10, Massanet 5, Crusinberry 4, Thompson 2. 3-pointers — Washburn Rural 4 (Lane 2, Michaelis 2). Manhattan 2 (Ehie, Crusinberry).


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Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger instructs his team against Texas A&M during the first half on Saturday in Norman, Okla.

Sooners hold off late Aggies run, 65-62 Associated Press NORMAN, Okla. — Trailing by one in the final 10 seconds, Texas A&M stripped the ball away from Oklahoma's Steven Pledger in a last-ditch bid for the turnover it desperately needed. The ball trickled out of bounds at what proved to be a critical juncture in the game, and officials couldn't agree on who should get it. Possession went to the Sooners, and so did the game. Romero Osby scored a career-high 24 points and Oklahoma held off Texas A&M for a 65-62 win Saturday after catching a key break in the closing seconds. Sam Grooms was fouled on the inbounds pass after Oklahoma was awarded the ball based on the possession arrow, and he hit both free throws in a one-and-one situation. Grooms, a 64 percent foul shooter, admitted being "a little bit scared at first."

MISSOURI 81, TEXAS TECH 59 LUBBOCK, Texas — Kim English and his Missouri teammates like to work the ball inside and establish a post presence. That plan took a backseat Saturday for the No. 7 Tigers, who hit a season-best 16 3-pointers in an 81-59 win over Texas Tech. Marcus Denman added 17 points, all in the second half when he went 5 for 8 from long range, and Ricardo Ratliffe finished with 13 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for Missouri. The Tigers (27-4, 14-3 Big 12) slowly pulled away in the second half with 12 of their 3s coming after halftime. The win gave Missouri a school record for victories in the regular season. Texas Tech (8-22, 1-17) stayed with the Tigers in the first half but couldn't keep up with Missouri's long-range barrage, walking away with its worst ever finish in Big 12 play.

IOWA STATE 80, BAYLOR 72 AMES, Iowa — Iowa State was already in decent shape to earn the NCAA tournament berth that's eluded the program for seven long years. After knocking off ninthranked Baylor in the regular-

THE BIG 12 SATURDAY K-State 77, Oklahoma St. 58 Missouri 81, Texas Tech 59 Oklahoma 65, Texas A&M 62 Iowa State 80, Baylor 72 Kansas 73, Texas 63 season finale, the Cyclones know they won't have to sweat out Selection Sunday. Scott Christopherson had 23 points in his final home game and Iowa State rallied to beat No. 9 Baylor 80-72 Saturday night for its second win over a top-10 opponent this season. Melvin Ejim added 15 points for the Cyclones (22-9, 12-6 Big 12), who also secured the No. 3 seed for next week's conference tournament. It's been quite the turnaround for Iowa State and coach Fred Hoiberg, who's molded a team picked to finish eighth in the preseason Big 12 poll into a dangerous team in March.

KANSAS 73, TEXAS 63 LAWRENCE — Thomas Robinson had 25 points and 14 rebounds in his likely Allen Fieldhouse finale, Tyshawn Taylor added 22 points and No. 3 Kansas rolled to a 73-63 win over Texas on Saturday night. Robinson scored 18 of his points in the second half as the Big 12 champion Jayhawks (265, 16-2) tuned up for the conference tournament in style. Kansas has won eight straight overall, 22 in a row at home and improved to 20-7 all-time against the Longhorns. J'Covan Brown scored 29 of his 33 points in the second half for Texas (19-12, 9-9), which missed out on a chance to help its own NCAA tournament resume. The Longhorns head to Kansas City needing a couple wins to feel comfy on Selection Sunday. Taylor also had four assists and four rebounds in his last home game. The guard from Hoboken, N.J., was honored prior to the tip along with fellow seniors Connor Teahan and Jordan Juenemann. All three of them were in the Jayhawks' starting lineup along with Robinson, a junior forward who is expected to be chosen highly in the NBA draft this summer.

Those goals had to wait until after Saturday. Business came first, and the Wildcats (21-9, 108) took care of it. Leading 40-33 at the half, the Wildcats put their foot on Oklahoma State's jugular in the opening minutes of the final period. It all happened seemingly in the blink of an eye. After Keiton Page hit a 3 to pull the Cowboys to within four, the Wildcats executed a 14-0 run to build a 54-36 lead. Jamar Samuels and Rodney McGruder scored on layups, then McGruder hit back-toback 3s and just like that it was 50-36 with 16:22 remaining. Samuels then hit a jumper from the baseline, Jordan Henriquez scored on a put-back layup and the rout was on. Travis Ford, the Oklahoma State head coach, said he felt the game changed at halftime when his players discovered that Philip Jurick, who was injured three minutes into the contest, had suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon. "Our guys felt decent going into halftime," Ford said. "Once our guys came in, saw Jurick and the situation he was in, it took a lot out of our players and some of our guys were down. We did not come out the way we needed to and Kansas State made a really good push." While Jurick's injury had an impact on an already depleted Cowboys' roster, the Oklahoma State center wouldn’t have been the guy trying to stop KState’s Rodney McGruder, who the Cowboys had no answer for. McGruder scored 24 points on 10-of-14 shooting, including 4of-6 from 3. And while the junior's offense played a big part, his defense on Page, the Cowboys' leading scorer and the school's all-time leader in 3-point makes, was of equal importance. Page, who was guarded by Will Spradling early on, buried his first three 3s of the game and it looked like this could be the type of game the 5-8 guard might just go off. But McGruder kept Page from connecting on a shot from the field over the final 11:36 of the first half. Page finished the game with 22 points on 7-of-13 shooting, but turned the ball over eight times. "(McGruder) is awesome," Martin said. "His freshman year he couldn't defend me and now we can put him on the opponent's best player. Whenever we get the ball, he runs harder than anybody down the court on offense and he never gets beat on defense going back. He's our second-leading rebounder, he guards the best player on the other team and yet we run half the stuff we run to create cracks for him to

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Oklahoma State’s Keiton Page falls to the ground as he tries to dribble away from Kansas state’s Angel Rodriguez and Victor Ojeleye. had 21 assists. That means guys, especially in the second half, were moving that ball." With the regular-season over — the 18-game grind of the Big 12's double-round robin format finished — the Wildcats can now set their sights on their two biggest goals. "We have two objectives: Let's go win the Big 12, go to the NCAA tournament, get a good seed, try to make a run," Martin said. "Those are the two objectives going into every year. Go win the Big 12. That opportunity comes next week. So that's one thing we have to go tackle. "Now it's a matter of taking a chance to go do something special."

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Kansas State’s Jordan Henriquez dunks past a pair of Oklahoma State defenders during the Wildcats win over the Cowboys on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. make a play. That's how good he's been for our basketball team. He's a phenomenal kid to coach." Henriquez and Samuels joined McGruder in double figures while helping K-State control the paint. Henriquez scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while Samuels added 17 points and 12 boards. The Wildcats turned the Cowboys (14-17, 7-11) over 19 times, outscoring them 24-9 on points off turnovers.

K-State was efficient offensively, connecting on nearly 52 percent of its field goal attempts as it found holes in the middle of Oklahoma State’s zone defense. Overall, the Wildcats recorded 21 assists to just 11 turnovers. "We came out in the second half and we were better on defense," Martin said. “Then obviously when you make shots it helps. We made shots because we moved the ball, we cut, we didn't stand around. We

OKLAHOMA STATE (58) Name Min FG FT R A TO F P Cobbins 34 2-5 0-0 7 5 2 5 4 Jurick 3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Williams 36 4-12 0-2 3 3 2 2 9 Page 40 7-13 2-3 5 2 8 1 22 Brown 36 4-8 0-2 5 1 1 2 8 Guerrero 34 6-11 2-3 4 5 4 2 15 Soucek 14 0-1 0-0 0 0 2 5 0 Sager 3 0-0 0-0 2 0 0 0 0 Totals 200 23-50 4-10 27 16 19 18 58 KANSAS STATE (77) Name Min FG FT R A TO F P Ojeleye 16 1-1 0-0 2 0 1 2 2 Samuels 33 7-12 3-3 12 0 1 0 17 Rodriguez 26 0-3 5-6 5 5 4 2 5 McGruder 3310-14 0-0 5 3 3 0 24 Spradling 22 3-7 0-0 1 7 0 3 7 Southwell 7 0-2 0-0 0 2 1 2 0 Irving 17 1-5 0-0 0 1 0 2 3 Lawrence 1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 Diaz 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Henriquez 25 7-8 2-5 8 0 1 1 16 Jones 13 1-5 1-2 0 2 0 0 3 Rohleder 1 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 Gipson 5 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 0 0 Totals 200 30-58 11-16 35 21 11 12 77 Oklahoma State (14-17, 7-11) 33 25 — 58 Kansas State (21-9, 10-8) 40 37 — 77 3-point goals — Oklahoma St. 8-17 (Williams 1-4, Page 6-10, Brown 0-1, Guerrero 1-2). K-State 6-22 (Samuels 0-4, Rodriguez 0-2, McGruder 4-6, Spradling 1-3, Southwell 0-1, Irving 1-4). Officials — Hartzell, Heimerman, Kimble. Attendance — 12,528.

Samuels big for Cats on senior day NO. 2, FROM PAGE B1 er in school history, and owns the No. 1 and No. 3 all-time foul counts for single seasons, didn't commit one on Saturday. "I still don't believe I didn't get a foul today," said Samuels, who has recorded a double-double in four of K-State's last six games. "I still don't believe that. They were talking about it in the locker room — all the coaches — they said I should have just fouled the ref to be on the stat line." "It took five years but we got him to play a whole game without committing a foul," Martin quipped. "Are you kidding me?" So it would seem that Ernestine's presence could be the Wildcats' secret weapon. "I might have to kidnap (Ernestine) and keep her in town for about a month here," Martin joked. No kidnapping will need to occur this week, as Ernestine will be in attendance at the Big 12 tournament All kidding aside, this was a fitting end in

the final home game for Samuels, who is just one of four players in school history to record more than 1,200 points and 600 rebounds. He showed the bright smile he possesses on several occasions on Saturday, and attempted to hold back his emotions as he was recognized before tipoff. Samuels has grown up immensely during his four-plus years at K-State — both on the court and off of it. Saturday's performance was a fitting farewell, and it's the kind of scenario a senior hopes for in the final home contest — getting a win, producing in that victory, and getting the opportunity to leave the game to a standing ovation with a couple minutes left on the clock because the game is in hand. That's what occurred on Saturday. But there were some early butterflies. "My emotions before tipoff, I was very nervous," Samuels said. "This is probably the most nervous I've ever been in my life, just knowing I had to go out with a bang." The ability to handle those nerves, plus

the adversity of finding out his mom wouldn't be in Bramlage in time for the start of the game, is symbolic of the maturation of Samuels. "There are different relationships with every player you coach, you have different experiences with them and you travel different paths with them," Martin said. "You go on those paths trying to get to the finish line so when they're done they're prepared to take on life. Where he was at a year ago to where he's at right now — it's night and day. I don't think I've ever been as proud of somebody for the maturity and growth that he has displayed over the last year." Those words take on a significant meaning to Samuels. So did Saturday's standing ovation as the 6-foot-7 forward headed to the bench with 2:33 remaining. "I thought I was going to cry, one tear — it was like right there but it went back up," he said. "I can't say anything more about the fans here. I really do appreciate everyone here that stuck with me through it all."

No. 6 UNC tops No. 4 Duke 88-70 for outright ACC title Associated Press DURHAM, N.C. — Kendall Marshall felt dissed by Duke. The Blue Devils played the highlights of their last-second win over North Carolina on the video scoreboard and Marshall didn't like it, so he brought his Tar Heels into a quick huddle. "I told my teammates I thought that was disrespectful, and we need to go out here and prove a point," Marshall said. Did they ever. North Carolina never trailed in an 88-70 rout of No. 4 Duke on Saturday night, claiming the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title behind 20

points and 10 assists from its motivated point guard. "It left a bad taste in our mouths," Marshall said, "and we wanted to be able to come out and play well today." Tyler Zeller had 19 points and 10 rebounds, and Harrison Barnes added 16 points for the Tar Heels (27-4, 14-2). For the second straight year, they rolled in a winner-take-all season finale with the ACC tournament's top seed — and possibly one in the NCAA tournament, too — on the line. "My team's had some bounce-back to them all year long," North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. "We go down to Florida State and lose by 3 million

and everybody's jumping off the bandwagon ... but our team kept playing. We lose to Duke and everybody's got a great opinion of how stupid we are ... (and) my team kept playing." North Carolina shot 54.5 percent, built a 45-28 rebounding advantage and sent Duke to its deepest halftime deficit ever at Cameron Indoor Stadium — 24 points — while winning its seventh straight since last month's loss to the Blue Devils. Mason Plumlee had 17 points, and brother Miles Plumlee added 16 points and 11 rebounds in his final home game for the Blue Devils (26-5, 13-3). Freshman guard Austin Rivers — the hero of

that last meeting — had 15 points. But Duke — which erased a 10-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes to win the first matchup, then rallied from 20 down in the second half to beat North Carolina State — couldn't come up with another improbable escape and instead had its seven-game winning streak snapped. "Throughout the year, we've been immature. We always want to see how little we have to do to win," Miles Plumlee said. "You give a team like that a 20point lead, it's nearly impossible to win. We need to fight, like we did at times, for a whole game." Duke was trying for its second regu-

lar-season sweep of North Carolina in three years, after the Blue Devils won the dramatic first meeting in Chapel Hill. They hit 14 3-pointers in that game — none bigger than Rivers' buzzerbeater that punctuated the 85-84 win. For too long in this one, those shots didn't fall. The perimeter-reliant Blue Devils finished 6 of 21 from 3-point range. They missed 15 consecutive shots, including their first seven 3s, and had two 7minute field goal droughts in the opening half. That left them down 48-24 at the break — their largest halftime deficit anywhere since the 1990 team trailed the Tar Heels by 24 in Chapel Hill


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Texas Tech rallies, stuns Cats, 64-63 NO. 1, FROM PAGE B1 time, 36-30. But a 14-2 Texas Tech run to open the second half erased all the good fortunes of the first half and put the Wildcats in catch-up mode the rest of the game. "This was a game of spurts and in the beginning of the second half we continued our run of empty possessions offensively," K-State coach Deb Patterson said. "As Tech got aggressive and increased their intensity, we fed off the lack of energy we were bringing on the offensive end and our defense got passive." The Wildcats trailed by as many as 12 in the second half, but fought back — sparked by two 3pointers from Brittany Chambers and Mariah White — as KState got within four with 6:20 to play. Tech (18-12, 6-12) answered and charged ahead 63-54 with 4 minutes left on a basket from Kierra Mallard, who finished with 15 points. But the Lady Raiders' lead wasn't safe yet, as K-State (18-12, 9-9) had one more run left in the tank. Senior forward Branshea Brown started things off with a jumper from the left side to pull K-State within seven. After a stop at the other end, Childs made the front half of two free throws to get within six with 3:15 to play. Then after Tech's Shauntal Nobles made 1-of-2 at the line, Brown cut the deficit to five at 6459 with 2:28 remaining. After trading the next two possessions, Childs was fouled and went to the line where she made both shots with 55 seconds to play, pulling KState within three. Tech's Casey Morris then misfired on the other end with 33 seconds to go, giving the ball back to the Wildcats. After working the ball around the perimeter with no open 3, Childs received a pass in the paint, put a shot up that rolled around the rim and then out. But Childs was fouled on the shot with 10 seconds remaining. With a game-high 22 points, Childs went to the line and buried both free throws to get KState within one. K-State fouled immediately on the inbounds pass, sending Monique Smalls to the line for a one-and-one with 9 seconds left. The Tech point guard missed the shot, however, and it was rebounded by Tasha Dickey. The senior guard pushed the ball across mid-court and found Chambers streaking toward the basket wide open, but the pass sailed over Chambers' head and out of bounds with 4.8 seconds left. Again, forced to foul immediately, K-State sent Tech back to the line. And again, the Lady Raiders couldn't put the Cats away. Brown hauled down the missed free throw and got the ball into Chambers' hands, who dashed across mid-court with time running down. But her desperation 3-pointer at the buzzer was off target and late — handing the Wildcats their third straight loss to end the regular season. "We really have to learn from this game," said Childs, who was 6-of-13 from the field, including 10-of-13 from the foul line. "We

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Baylor 's Brittney Griner (42) celebrates a basket with Jordan Madden (3) in the second half against Iowa State on Saturday in Waco, Texas. Griner scored a career-high 41-points.

Griner 41 for No. 1 Baylor, 77-53 win over Iowa St Associated Press

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The Kansas State bench reacts at the end of the game after losing to Texas Tech 64-63 on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. can only hold on so long if your defense goes soft." K-State's loss to Tech was much like last Saturday's setback at Missouri when the Wildcats let a late seven-point lead disappear, only to fall in overtime. Much of the Wildcats' problems were self-inflicted — including missed free throws and careless turnovers — mistakes that disappoint Chambers the most as K-State tries to hold onto its NCAA tournament hopes. "This is the end of the year and it’s upsetting to me that I made the stupid mistakes I did, and that our team made the stupid mistakes that we did," said Chambers, who had 11 points and eight rebounds. "They shouldn't be happening right now." The Wildcats now have to get ready for the Big 12 tournament and their third meeting with Iowa State. K-State, the No. 5seed, will play the fourth-seeded Cyclones at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, with the winner likely meeting No. 1-ranked Baylor in the next round. Childs said the goal right now is simple. "We have to put this game in the past and learn from it," she said. Staff photo by Rod Mikinski

Kansas State’s Brittany Chambers is unable to catch a pass from Tasha Dickey in the closing seconds of the Wildcats’ 64-63 loss to Texas Tech on Saturday night. had it in our hands and we let it slip away with our mental mishaps." Texas Tech shot 56 percent from the field in the second half — including 10-of-13 from the field to open the half. It was a second half nearly completely dominated by the Lady Raiders, who outrebounded the Wildcats 2112 in the 20 minutes and 37-26 overall. "Coach (Kristy) Curry always says that it's a game of runs and whoever sustains the longest run," Texas Tech senior forward Jordan Barncastle said. "We

were able to do that tonight. We hit some big shots and made some big defensive plays." K-State, meanwhile, missed 10 of its first 13 shots of the half before making its comeback that proved to be too little, too late. For the game, the Wildcats shot 46 percent from the field and just 11-of-19 from the free throw line, while turning the ball over 14 times. "It took us the better part of the second half to get consistently attack-oriented and back to where we were making productive trips," Patterson said. "You

TEXAS TECH (64) Name Min FG FT R A TO F P Brown 32 2-5 0-0 6 3 2 2 4 Barncastle 32 1-4 0-0 2 4 0 1 2 Smalls 37 7-8 0-1 6 4 4 0 15 Morris 39 2-10 0-1 3 3 1 1 4 Nobles 20 6-8 4-6 8 0 5 5 16 Battle 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 Bokenkamp 11 3-5 0-0 1 0 0 0 8 Mallard 24 7-15 0-2 6 2 4 5 15 Walker 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 0 Totals 200 28-55 4-10 37 16 18 16 64 KANSAS STATE (63) Name Min FG FT R A TO F P Chambers 39 4-10 0-0 8 5 6 1 11 White 36 1-3 0-0 5 4 3 5 3 Dickey 34 2-9 1-4 6 1 1 3 6 Brown 21 5-8 0-2 1 1 0 3 10 Childs 37 6-1310-13 3 3 1 1 22 Chisholm 9 2-4 0-0 1 1 1 0 5 Ostermann 4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 Caron 13 3-3 0-0 0 0 1 0 6 Woods 7 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals 200 23-50 11-19 26 15 14 14 63 Texas Tech (18-12, 6-12) 30 34 — 64 Kansas State (18-12, 9-9) 36 27 — 63 3-point goals — Texas Tech 4-12 (Barncastle 0-1, Smalls 1-1, Morris 0-5, Bokenkamp 24, Mallard 1-1). K-State6-17 (Chambers 3-8, White 1-3, Dickey 1-4, Chisholm 1-2). Officials — Stevens, Jones, Hermann. Attendance — 3,617.

WACO, Texas — Brittney Griner excitedly pounded her chest so hard with both fists that she pulled a teammate to the side and joked that she almost hurt herself. Griner and top-ranked Baylor have plenty of reason to be excited about after completing its first undefeated regular season in school history. That chest-pounding moment for Griner came during a gameclinching run after halftime for the Lady Bears, who got a careerhigh 41 points from their 6-foot-8 junior phenom and took control with some tenacious defense in a 77-53 win over Iowa State on Saturday. "I don't know, I guess I was just feeling it," Griner said of the reaction after her putback basket when Baylor started pulling away. The Lady Bears (31-0, 18-0), who have won their games by an average margin of nearly 28 points, also stretched their home-court winning streak to 40 in a row. But Iowa State didn't make it easy for them. The Cyclones (18-11, 9-9) made seven 3-pointers before halftime, including Chelsea Poppens' shot in the final minute that tied the game at 32. Iowa State still led 40-38 after Griner made a short jumper and Baylor coach Kim Mulkey called timeout with 17:24 left. Baylor then went with a fullcourt pressure defense, something her assistant coaches had been bugging her to do. It worked with the Lady Bears forcing three turnovers in less than a minute. "Being hard-headed or stubborn or whatever you want to call me, I didn't do it," Mulkey said. "Then I didn't do it to start the second half, and I had them in my ear wanting me to change the pace of the game, and it was a great decision. "Because we were playing at Iowa State's pace and they were getting 3s all over the floor and penetrating and we were getting suckered in and helping and they were kicking out for 3s." With the pressure, Jordan Madden almost immediately had a steal. After Griner missed a potential tying free throw on that

possession, Kimetria Hayden got a rebound and missed a 3-pointer before Griner missed a putback. But Destiny Williams grabbed the ball under the basket and made a quick step for a reverse layup and a 41-40 lead with 16:38 left, and the Lady Bears soon put the game away with a 26-4 run. After Williams had a steal, Odyssey Sims was fouled on a breakaway drive and made both free throws. "When they started pressing, we panicked a little bit," coach Bill Fennelly said. The Cyclones were only 3-of-15 on 3-pointers after halftime. "It's a mix of emotion and things started to go bad," said Anna Prins, who led Iowa State with 17 points. "It just kind of spiraled down." Griner's previous career high was 40 points, against Green Bay in last year's NCAA tournament. She made 15 of 18 field goals and 11 of 13 free throws against Iowa State, plus had eight rebounds. The 15 field goals matched her career high. Williams had 15 points and 11 rebounds. Despite going 1 of 9 from the field, Sims had nine points with five steals. Prins had four 3-pointers and was one of six Iowa State players to make a shot from beyond the arc. Nikki Moody had 12 points with two 3s. While going through the regular season undefeated is quite an accomplishment, the Lady Bears still are not close to their ultimate goal of winning another national championship. Their only national title came in 2005, and they lost in a regional final last year to eventual champ Texas A&M. "Never do you ever think you're going to go undefeated. ... But if you reflect on it today, these guys that I get to coach, Wow!," Mulkey said. "We're very appreciative of it. But it's on the back burner now. It's kind of like, we won that regular-season championship, we're going to try to go win three games at the conference tournament, but we still have our focus on those last six. Those last six." With three wins in the Big 12 tournament next week, and then the six that would be needed in the NCAA tournament for a title, Baylor could reach 40 wins.

No. 2 Syracuse beats No. 19 Louisville; Shockers lose 65-64 Associated Press SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Brandon Triche scored 18 points, Kris Joseph added 11 in the final home game of his career, and second-ranked Syracuse beat No. 19 Louisville 58-49 on Saturday. Syracuse (30-1, 17-1) matched the Big East record for victories — Connecticut also won 17 conference games in 1995-96 — and the Orange also finished the regular season with 30 wins for the first time in coach Jim Boeheim's 36year tenure. The Orange capped only their second unbeaten season in the Carrier Dome, going 19-0. The only other Syracuse team to go undefeated in the dome was the national championship squad of 2002-03 led by Carmelo Anthony, which finished 17-0. Dion Waiters had 13 points for Syracuse, which held the Cardinals to 2-of-23 shooting from 3point range and a season low in points. Chane Behanan and Russ Smith led Louisville (22-9, 10-8) with 10 points apiece, while Gorgui Dieng finished with six

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NO. 8 MARQUETTE 83, NO. 11 GEORGETOWN 69 MILWAUKEE — Jae Crowder had 26 points and 14 rebounds in his final home game, helping Marquette beat Georgetown and clinch the No. 2 seed in the Big East tournament. Fellow senior Darius Johnson-Odom added 17 points for the Golden Eagles (25-6, 14-4). Marquette was 33 of 45 from the free throw line. Otto Porter and Hollis Thompson scored 19 points each for the Hoyas (22-7, 12-6), who could have clinched a doublebye in the conference tournament with a victory. Marquette already had clinched the double-bye. The Golden Eagles forced 15 turnovers, scoring 24 points off the miscues.

NO. 12 MURRAY ST. 54, TENNESSEE ST. 52 NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jewuan Long drove the baseline for a layup with 4.4 seconds left, and Murray State rallied from seven points down in the final 5:28 to beat Tennessee State for the Ohio Valley Conference tourna-

ment title and an automatic NCAA tournament berth. Isaiah Canaan stripped Tigers guard Patrick Miller of the ball driving to the basket, and Long guarded Robert Covington on his 3-point attempt at the buzzer to preserve the win, getting the Racers to 30-1 and avoiding a second loss to the only team to beat them this season. Covington led Tennessee State (20-12) with 14 points and Kellen Thornton had 11. The Racers are back in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010.

ILLINOIS ST. 65, NO. 15 WICHITA ST. 64 ST. LOUIS — Tyler Brown scored 25 points, including two free throws with 6.4 seconds left, and Illinois State advanced to the final of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Jackie Carmichael added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Redbirds (20-12), who rallied from 13 points down early in the second half. Illinois State snapped a 24-game slide against ranked teams dating to 1987. The Redbirds head into the tournament championship game on Sunday against No. 25 Creighton seeking their first

NCAA tournament berth since 1998. Joe Ragland had 17 points for Wichita State (27-5), which had won nine in a row and 17 of 18. Now they must wait to learn if they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAAs.

NO. 21 SAN DIEGO ST. 98, TCU 92, OT FORT WORTH, Texas — Jamaal Franklin scored a career-high 35 points, including the go-ahead three-point play in overtime, and San Diego State claimed a share of its second consecutive Mountain West Conference title with a victory over TCU. The Aztecs (24-6, 10-4) blew an 18-point lead in the second half. Hank Thorns scored 25 points and J.R. Cadot added 24 for TCU (17-13, 7-7), which had won eight straight home games, the last two over Top 25 teams. San Diego State will share the Mountain West regular-season title with New Mexico (24-6, 10-4), which beat Boise State at home earlier Saturday.

NO. 23 TEMPLE 80, FORDHAM 60 NEW YORK — Juan Fernan-

dez scored 19 points, backcourt mate Ramone Moore added 16 and Temple beat Fordham to win the outright Atlantic 10 regular-season title for the first time since 1989-90. The Owls (24-6, 13-3) had clinched at least a share of their conference-record 10th title with a win over Massachusetts on Wednesday. The Owls, who have won 13 of their last 14 games, will be the No. 1 seed for the Atlantic 10 tournament. Chris Gaston had 18 points and nine rebounds for the Rams (10-19, 3-13), who ended the sea-

son losing seven of eight.

NO. 25 CREIGHTON 99, EVANSVILLE 71 ST. LOUIS — Gregory Echenique had a season-best 20 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots in just 20 minutes as Creighton beat Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament semifinals. Doug McDermott added 14 points and Antoine Young 13 for the second-seeded Bluejays (275), who were 8 for 10 from 3-point range in the first half.

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Kansas City Royals’ second baseman Johnny Giavotella fields a ball during spring training workouts on Feb. 21 in Surprise, Ariz.

Royals 2B Giavotella getting pushed for job Associated Press SURPRISE, Ariz. — In the hall outside the Royals' spring training clubhouse, there's a life-size portrait of Johnny Giavotella above an inscription that reads, "The George Brett 2011 Hitter of the Year." Talk about a lot to live up to. Giavotella led all minor leaguers with 153 hits last year at Triple-A Omaha, and compiled a .305 average over four minor league seasons, earning him a promotion to Kansas City in August. "Anytime you're mentioned in the same breath with George Brett it's an accomplishment," said Giavotella, who was the Royals' second-round pick out of the University of New Orleans in 2008. "I'm very proud to have my picture up there." Now, the trick is to replicate the success on the big league level. Giavotella hit just .247 with nine doubles, four triples, two homers and 21 RBIs in 178 at-bats with Kansas City. Fighting pain in his right hip and leg, he showed flashes of becoming a franchise second baseman, but also signs that he has plenty of growing left to do. "Johnny needs to play well," manager Ted Yost said. "He needs to continue to grow as a player, like he did last year. His minor league numbers are phenomenal, but he needs to continue to grow and get better as do all of our players." Giavotella may be the only starting position player on the Royals roster getting pushed for his job. Chris Getz is getting a shot during spring training — he's better defensively and provides speed on the base paths, swiping 21 in 118 games last season. But it was Getz's inability to get on base that ultimately gave Giavotella his chance. "It's definitely competition," Giavotella said. "I'm trying to earn a spot, compete my tail off every day and when the season comes I expect to be prepared. I just have to prove to everybody I'm healthy, that I'm capable of handling big league competition and that I fit in with the guys." Giavotella had surgery last October to repair a tear in the labrum in his right hip, which should eliminate some pain that had been bothering him much of the season. "I just had various pains in the right side of my leg. It was really bothering me the last two months of the season, but I just gutted it out," he said. "I thought it was a groin strain. I got it checked out

Jeffress sorry for arrest Associated Press SURPRISE, Ariz. — Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Jeffress has apologized for a January arrest in Arizona on a domestic assault charge that was later dropped. Jeffress was booked for disorderly conduct, assault and criminal damage on Jan. 4. The latter two charges were dismissed on Jan. 24 in Surprise Municipal Court. He was sentenced to serve 20 hours of community services for the disorderly conduct charge and to attend a domestic violence counseling class. The arrest was made public Friday and Jeffress issued a statement through the Royals, saying "There was an argument between myself and my girlfriend and I lost my temper, but I never put my hands on her." at the end of the season and discovered it was a small tear. "I was surprised when they said it was torn. I definitely felt some pain, but I didn't think anything was torn. I thought it from normal wear and tear of the season." Giavotella was on crutches for three weeks after the surgery and began jogging about six weeks after it. He spent the first month after the surgery rehabbing in Kansas City and then came to the Royals' complex in Surprise for supervised workouts for another two months. He's been hitting and throwing for the past month. "I really didn't get to spend too much time at home," Giavotella said. "Whatever puts me on the field 100 percent I'm willing to do. I'm real close to 100 percent. I'll be fine for spring training and it won't affect the season at all." Giavotella got off to a good start in the Royals' first intrasquad game Thursday, hitting a pair of singles in four atbats, the first ignited a two-run inning. Of course, Getz also had a pair of hits in the game. Getz hit .255 with six doubles, three triples and 26 RBIs in 380 at-bats last season, but he hasn't homered since 2009 with the Chicago White Sox, and he has only 18 extra-base hits in 604 atbats with the Royals. Giavotella had 15 of them in 178 at-bats last season.

NEW YORK — With less than a month to go before opening day, baseball at last decided who's in and who's out come October. Now, even a third-place team can win the World Series. Major League Baseball made it official Friday, expanding the playoff format to 10 teams by adding a wild-card club to each league. "I hope we get that extra spot," said new Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow, whose team is coming off a 56-106 finish that was the worst in the majors. "I think it's great any time you have more markets involved." Who knows, maybe a rookie such as Bryce Harper will get that shot this year. "Cool," the 19-year-old Washington sensation said after a game against college kids. "It's great. Hopefully, we're that playoff team." Boston and Atlanta sure could've used this setup last year. They went through awful collapses in September that eventually cost them playoff spots on the final day of the season. "I think the more, the merrier," new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. "I think for the fans, the players, the energy at the end of the season, I don't mind. What would it be, a third of the teams? I think it'll be good." This is the first switch in MLB's postseason format since the 1995 season, when wild cards were first added. The move creates a new one-game, wild-card round in the AL and NL between the teams with the best records who are not division winners. "It's a good thing for baseball. That seems to be what the people want,"

Detroit manager Jim Leyland said. "There are a lot of mixed emotions but as long as the playoffs don't get watered down, it's fine, but that won't happen in baseball," he said. The additions mean 10 of the 30 MLB teams will get into the playoffs. That's still fewer than in the other pro leagues — 12 of 32 make it in the NFL, and 16 of 30 advance in the NBA and NHL. The long-expected decision was announced less than an hour before Seattle and Oakland started the exhibition season. On March 28, the Mariners and Athletics will play the big league opener in Tokyo. "This change increases the rewards of a division championship and allows two additional markets to experience playoff baseball each year," Commissioner Bud Selig said in a statement. Also, a tweak: For the 2012 postseason, the five-game division series will begin with two home games for lower seeds, followed by home games for the higher seed. After that, it will return to the 2-2-1 format previously used. MLB said that with schedules already drawn for this season, the postseason had to be compressed to fit in the extra games. Hence, fewer off-days for travel. "I don't think it really changes the way you look at this season. You really have to fight to win your division," New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "It is kind of strange to start on the road. That doesn't quite seem right, but it's a oneyear thing. I understand why they're doing it." If the World Series goes to Game 7 this year — as it did last season, when the wild-card St. Louis Cardinals won the championship — it would be played

Nov. 1. "I like the extra playoff spot. I like the one-game playoff because it really gives the advantages to the division winner," Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said this week. As in, it'll be real dicey for the wildcard contenders to immediately jump into a winner-take-all game, then quickly turn around to start the division series. Starting this year, too, there's no restriction on teams from the same division meeting in that best-of-five division series. Baseball players' union head Michael Weiner said there had been internal discussions way back about possibly having six playoff teams from each league. He said that once bargaining began with owners on a new labor deal, it was clear MLB only wanted five. "The players were in favor of expanding the playoffs," Weiner said. In particular, he said, the players wanted to put more emphasis on winning a division, especially when MLB goes to a pair of 15-team leagues next year with three divisions each. The Astros are switching from the NL to the AL to make that possible. A portion of the money generated by the one-game playoffs will go in the players' pool that is split among the postseason participants. In 1999, Valentine and the New York Mets won a one-game tiebreaker for the NL wild-card spot. "I didn't think that entering the playoffs in '99 when I had to play a one-game playoff against Cincinnati that the next round was cheapened," he said. "It seems to be similar to that. I don't know if it's the same thing, but it seems."

Darvish shines in Rangers’ squad game Associated Press SURPRISE, Ariz. — The mere presence of Yu Darvish on the mound made this more than an ordinary day at camp for the Texas Rangers. Intrasquad games normally draw few fans with mostly scouts, wives, families, girlfriends and club officials in attendance. That was certainly not the case Friday. The stands were nearly full, people were standing and more than 100 members of the media attended. Most everyone came to see Darvish, the Japanese star who's starting his first season with the two-time AL champions. The 25-year-old, 6-foot-5 righty did fine. He struck out Elvis Andrus while throwing a hitless third inning. The sound of a horde of cameras shuttering with every one of his 21 pitches drowned out the thud of the ball hitting the mitt of catcher Dusty Brown. "My fastball life and the quality are not even close at all to season form," Darvish said through a translator. "At this time every year my fastball quality and feel are not good. We still have a month to go." D a rvi sh i s sch e d u l e d t o pitch again March 7 against San Diego. I n st e a d o f f a ci n g m i n o r league hitters, as he had been d o i n g i n b a t t i n g p ra ct i ce , Darvish faced the top of the Rangers' batting order — Ian Kinsler, Andrus, Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre. Darvish twice fell behind in the count 3-0 and threw only 11 strikes. "You could tell he was a little nervous," Hamilton said. "It's the first time facing hitters, everybody's watching as far as game-type situations. Overall, he looks very confident on the mound and obviously that will continue to grow the more games we get into.

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Texas Rangers’ pitcher Yu Darvish throws in an intrasquad game on Friday in Surprise, Ariz. "Going to a new team, a new situation, a new culture all those things play a factor in how you're feeling. You can step into his shoes a little bit and think about how he's feeling — not really know, but just think about it. He'll get better when he settles in," he said. After opening with three straight balls to Kinsler, Darvish evened the count with two called strikes. Kinsler flied out to shallow left on a slider.

"It's tough to judge the first outing of the year on a backfield in Surprise, Ariz.," Kinsler said. "He had a clean inning. He threw strikes when he needed to. He threw me a 32 offspeed pitch, a slider. That's pretty good on the first day to have confidence in your offspeed stuff to throw in a full count." Darvish struck out Andrus swinging at a sinker. "A saw a super slow curve, it was good," Andrus said. "The fastball had a lot of life on it.

All around he looked pretty good. He threw me two pretty good sinkers. It's going to be a great pitch for him during the season." "He knows how good of a pitcher he is. He knows how well he controls his pitches. We truly believe he's going to get everything back on track and be the Yu Darvish everybody knows," he said. Hamilton, the 2010 AL MVP, walked on five pitches. "The ball moved tremendously," Hamilton said. Darvish ended the inning by getting Beltre on a grounder. Radar guns clocked Darvish's fastball between 9396 mph. When Darvish took the mound the temperature was in the upper 50s with a north wind of 15 to 25 miles per hour, gusting up to 40, making it unseasonably chilly in Arizona. Darvish said that did not affect his balance and mechanics. "I think the delivery is fine," he said. "I've thrown in these types of conditions before." He shook off Brown a few times. "I've been told by the pitching coach to throw the pitch you want to throw," Darvish said. "There is nothing wrong with shaking off the catcher. The reason I shook him off and went to my pitch is not to try to work on anything. I tried to get the guy out." He said it was fun facing the top of the Texas lineup. "I enjoyed it," he said. "I was fortunate to throw against three quality hitters like that. The superstars around the league, I don't know everyone, but I'm looking forward very much to facing those guys." Kinsler is glad he will be playing behind Darvish during the regular season. "I'm glad he's on our team," he said. "There's no doubt about that. I'm glad we don't have to face him in our division or in our league. We're real excited about having him on the team."

Rockies’ aged Moyer encouraged by latest step in comeback Colorado Rockies' Jamie Moyer works during a spring training workout on Feb. 25 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Associated Press

Associated Press SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jamie Moyer was encouraged by his performance Friday in an intrasquad game for the Colorado Rockies, his first action against hitters since July 2010. "Today is kind of like my day of saying, 'OK, the arm thing, let's let it go,'" said Moyer, trying to make a comeback at age 49 after sitting out all of last season following Tommy John surgery on his left elbow. "It was a little uncomfortable getting out there, it was a little weird for me. But once I threw a couple of pitches, it was like getting back on the bike again," Moyer said. "And that's what was fun about it. Then, you look around the infield, and you go, all right, a 20-yearold was at third base, the shortstop was

in his early 20s. It was fun." The 24-year veteran gave up one earned run and three hits in two innings. He struck out one and didn't walk a batter. His second inning was crisper than his first. Afterward, Moyer said he was thrilled with his short outing even though it didn't include any of his trademark cut fastballs, which he said he's not strong enough to throw yet. "I'm pleased with today. I'm not excited about it, but I'm pleased, and it's forward progress and that's what I need to ask of myself," he said. Moyer threw 42 pitches, 27 for strikes, and said he wasn't worried about the workload. "I felt like I could have kept going," he said. "I threw probably 50-60 pitches in my bullpen the other day, which was

good. I just feel like, you know what, if I'm going to be here, I'm going to push myself and it's going to take me where it's going to take me. "If I gently try to get myself through and act like I'm hurt, I don't think I'm going to give myself a good enough opportunity. I'm here, I'm going to have fun with it and enjoy it." Moyer's last action against live hitting was on July 20, 2010, at St. Louis when he was with the Philadelphia Phillies. He left after one inning that day with a left elbow strain, which was later diagnosed as a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He underwent Tommy John elbowtendon replacement surgery and served as an ESPN analyst last season. He signed a minor league deal with the Rockies with a shot to make their roster this spring.


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Peyton not the only difficult decision NFL: Saints violated Associated Press Decisions, decisions. The Indianapolis Colts have a doozy, of course, and if they don't pay Peyton Manning a $28 million roster bonus by March 8 — or renegotiate it, a long shot — the four-time league MVP becomes a free agent. If they do ante up, and Manning's neck problems prohibit him from playing in 2012, or ever, Indy's salary cap structure is shot. "Peyton has to be healthy, it has to be something that's spoken on, investigated and talked about," new Colts GM Ryan Grigson said last week at the scouting combine. "But right now, like I said, it's a process that we're waiting for things to happen and doing the things that we have control of." Lots of teams will have tough choices when free agency begins March 13, whether it involves re-signing a quarterback who could reach the open market (Alex Smith in San Francisco, Jason Campbell in Oakland, Kyle Orton in Kansas City, Rex Grossman in Washington, and a guy named Brees in New Orleans); holding on to a franchise performer at another position (running back Ray Rice in Baltimore, defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams in Houston, receiver Wes Welker in New England); or keeping players who made timely contributions in 2011 (receiver Mario Manningham with the Super Bowl champion Giants, cornerback Carlos Rogers in San Francisco, placekicker Matt Prater in Denver). With the salary cap unlikely to increase much, if at all, over 2011 (approximately $123 million, including a cap credit negotiated at the end of the lockout), and more than 500 players becoming available, a strange dichotomy has been created: lots of places to spend money, but not a lot of money to spend. "The assumption is the market won't be that great," says Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, whose team

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Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Peyton Manning talks to reporters in the locker room at the team's practice facility on Dec. 2, 2011 in Indianapolis. rarely is a major player in free agency. "But the market for the very valuable players will still be a high market. "It is a bigger class than usual and some of it is a carryover from the uncapped year (2010). The players who did not have the ability to move and were restricted that year, that whole group that went from needing four years (for unrestricted free agency) to six have become free." A few of the biggest names become free agents because they have been given franchise tags, or will be. Does anyone believe the Saints will allow Drew Brees to escape the Big Easy, or that Rice won't be the workhorse in Baltimore for years to come? Some decisions that would appear easy actually are complex. Take, for example, Super Bowl star Manningham. As the No. 3 receiver on the Giants behind Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz, he isn't likely to command anywhere near the money from New York that another team not so strong at the position might offer. But Manningham also might not be worth the amount normally paid to a No. 2 wideout. Or

even a No. 1. Houston has to pony up big time to retain Williams, the top overall draft pick in 2006 and the best defensive player in franchise history. But Williams missed all but the first five games even as the Texans were ranking second in overall defense and several young players emerged. Williams will command top dollar, and might not be the critical component he once was for Houston. Some decisions already have been made despite hefty costs. Oakland retained veteran defensive lineman Richard Seymour, hoping he will provide leadership so desperately lacking in the Black Hole. The Raiders will pay him $15 million this season even though Seymour is closer to the end of his career than the prime. The Jets opted to pay flamboyant and often disruptive receiver Santonio Holmes more than $15 million over the next two seasons and allowed Holmes' roster bonuses to kick in. Lacking a true No. 1 wideout beyond Holmes, their hope is the receiver and quarterback Mark Sanchez can mend their torn relationship and that

Holmes shows the maturity he was lacking down the stretch in 2011. One of the teams facing the biggest potential losses to free agency is San Francisco, coming off a 13-3 season and a trip to the NFC championship game, an overtime loss to the Giants. In addition to Smith, who comes off a breakthrough season and, according to AP Coach of the Year Jim Harbaugh is the long-term answer at quarterback, the 49ers could lose Rogers and rising safety Dashon Goldson. Both of them made the Pro Bowl. New Orleans' offense could be ripped apart even with Brees staying. His favorite outside target, Marques Colston (80 receptions, 1,143 yards, 8 TDs), is headed for unrestricted free agency, along with fellow receiver Robert Meachem. So is All-Pro guard Carl Nicks . Don't look for the Saints to get in bidding wars to retain both Colston and Nicks. Instead, they must determine who is more critical to Brees and coach Sean Payton's prolific offense. As if all these free agency questions aren't challenging enough, several teams figure to jockey for draft position. The rookie wage scale limits how much can be spent on the highest picks, and with the Rams ready to barter the No. 2 overall selection to a club hungry for Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III, the scrambling in late April could be nearly as intense as it is beginning March 13. Decisions, decisions.

‘Bounty Rule’ Associated Press NEW YORK — Encouraging defensive players to be aggressive, hit hard and not back down is standard procedure in pro football. Paying them to injure the opposition is not. New Orleans Saints players and at least one assistant coach, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, maintained a bounty pool of up to $50,000 the last three seasons, the NFL said Friday. Payoffs came for inflicting game-ending injuries. Among the targets were Brett Favre and Kurt Warner, with "knockouts" worth $1,500 and "cart-offs" $1,000. Payments doubled or tripled for the playoffs, and, according to an investigation by NFL security, pool amounts reached their height in 2009 — the year the Saints won the Super Bowl. "It was a terrible mistake, and we knew it was wrong while we were doing it," Williams said after the league said between 22 and 27 defensive players were involved in the program he administered, with the knowledge of coach Sean Payton. "Instead of getting caught up in it, I should have stopped it. I take full responsibility for my role," added Williams, now the defensive coordinator in St. Louis. "I am truly sorry. I have learned a hard lesson and I guarantee that I will

never participate in or allow this kind of activity to happen again." Williams, the Saints organization and the players involved face hefty fines and possible suspensions. The team could lose draft picks when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hands out punishment. "It is our responsibility to protect player safety and the integrity of our game, and this type of conduct will not be tolerated," Goodell said. "We have made significant progress in changing the culture with respect to player safety and we are not going to relent. We have more work to do and we will do it." The NFL said its findings were corroborated by multiple, independent sources. Asked about potential criminal charges, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said: "We believe that any violation of league rules should and will be handled by the commissioner." All payouts for specific performances in a game, including interceptions or causing fumbles, are against NFL rules. The NFL also warns teams against such practices before each season. Saints players contributed cash to the pool, at times large amounts, and in some cases the money pledged was directed against a specific person, the NFL said.

Ravens tag Rice, Bears do same with Forte Associated Press Standout running backs Ray Rice of Baltimore and Matt Forte of Chicago had profitable Fridays. The Ravens gave Rice the franchise tag after not reaching agreement on a new contract, and the Bears did the same with Forte. They almost surely will be staying put when NFL free agency begins on March 13. Franchise players must be paid the average salary of the five highest-paid players at the position in a one-year deal. They are free to sign longer contracts, though, and if another team signs them, the club they leave must be compensated with two firstround draft choices. Rice, who led the league with 2,068 combined yards from scrimmage, will earn $7.7 million in 2012. Baltimore, however, intends to have him around a lot longer. "As we have in the past, placing the franchise designation on a player allows us to keep negotiating on a long-term contract," general manager Ozzie Newsome said Friday. "Our goal is to keep Ray Rice a Raven." Rice scored a franchiserecord 15 touchdowns in 2011 to go with a career-best 1,364 yards rushing. He also led Baltimore with 76 catches (for 704 yards). Baltimore also terminated the contracts of wide receiver Lee Evans and cornerback Chris Carr, although Newsome did not dismiss the possibility of their return at lower salaries. Forte sprained right knee ligaments early in a loss to Kansas City on Dec. 4 and sat out the rest of the season, yet made the Pro Bowl. He finished with 1,487 yards from scrimmage (997 rushing) in his fourth season, averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He sought a contract extension during the 2011 season, but now will get the $7.7 million for 2012 — unless Forte and the Bears can agree on a long-term deal. "Matt is an important part of our football team and we chose to utilize the franchise tag to ensure he remains a Bear," Bears general manager Phil Emery said. "We believe in Matt as a player and a person. Our intention is to continue to work to find common ground and keep Matt as a member of the Chicago Bears." Also tagged were 49ers safety

Dashon Goldson, Falcons cornerback Brent Grimes, Redskins tight end Fred Davis, Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell, and a pair of placekickers: Cincinnati's Mike Nugent and Cleveland's Phil Dawson. The franchise tag number for safeties is expected to be about $6.2 million next season. "Dashon has been a 49er since we selected him in the fourth round of the 2007 draft," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said. "By using the franchise tag on Dashon, it affords us the opportunity to continue to work on a long-term contract with him, while also ensuring he will be a 49er for a sixth season, in 2012." Grimes' agent, Ben Dogra, said the decision by the Falcons was expected. "We anticipated receiving the franchise tag," Dogra said. "Brent Grimes is certainly viewed as one of the elite cornerbacks in the NFL, and getting franchised is not a surprise to any of us." Davis was suspended by the NFL for the final four games of last season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Despite missing a quarter of the season, Davis was second on the Redskins with 59 catches and 796 yards receiving, both career highs. Campbell, a second-round pick out of Miami in 2008, set career bests for Arizona with 72 tackles, 53 solo, and a team-leading eight sacks last season. He had an interception and forced two fumbles, recovering one. Cardinals general manager Rod Graves has said his team has no intention of letting Campbell go. Nugent has played two seasons for the Bengals after signing as a free agent in 2010. He helped the Bengals earn a wild-card playoff berth in 2011 and set franchise records for points (132) and field goals (33). It's the second straight year the Browns have franchised Dawson, who made $3.25 million last season and will make 20 percent more — roughly $3.8 million — next season, his 14th in Cleveland. The Browns still could sign the steady, 37-year-old Dawson to a long-term contract. He's coming off one of his best seasons, making 24 of 29 fieldgoal attempts and seven from beyond 50 yards, one shy of the NFL record. The Steelers continued their

offseason roster purge, announcing veteran linebacker James Farrior and defensive end Aaron Smith will be released before March 13. They join long-time receiving star Hines Ward, who was told earlier this week he would not be back in Pittsburgh.

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ABOVE: Kansas State senior Jalana Childs hugs assistant coach Kamie Ethridge during the pregame senior night ceremony on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. RIGHT: Kansas State women’s basketball coach Deb Patterson cries during the senior ceremony prior to the Wildcats’ game against Texas Tech. BELOW: The familes of the five Kansas State women’s basketball seniors pose for pictures after the ceremony on Saturday.

Staff reports The Kansas State men’s and women’s basketball teams celebrated senior day on Saturday by honoring the seven seniors between the two programs. The men had their ceremony before the afternoon game against Oklahoma State and honored fifth-year senior Jamar Samuels along with Victor Ojeleye. The women had five seniors to celebrate, as Tasha Dickey, Emma Ostermann, JuliAnne Chisholm, Jalana Childs and Branshea Brown were recognized. Childs and Brown spent their entire careers with KState, while it was the second senior day for Chisholm, who played volleyball prior to joining the basketball program. The men opened the day with a 77-58 win over Oklahoma State, while the women lost a close one to Texas Tech, 64-63. Both games were highlighted by big perfromances from seniors as Samuels had 17 points and 12 rebounds for the men and Childs had 22 points for the women.

ABOVE: Kansas State senior forward Jamar Samuels gives a hug to Willie the Wildcat during the senior day festivites prior to the game against Oklahome State on Saturday at Bramlage Coliseum. Samuels scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to the lead the Wildcats to a 77-58 win in his final game at home. LEFT: K-State senior Victor Ojeleye gets emotional as he hugs his mother while being recognized during a pregame ceremony for the men’s basketball teams two seniors. Ojeleye scored two points and got his first start of his career.

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Crews have begun preliminary work, smoothing the hills near the road for a new elevated interchange (overpass) at Miller Parkway and Davis Drive.

A new overpass on K-18 at Scenic Drive will allow drivers to turn onto the road without making a cross-traffic left turn as they did before. It will also provide improved access to Stagg Hill Road.

Some portions of K-18 near Manhattan Regional Airport are being moved just yards away from their previous locations to set up a better line with the new exchanges.

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Anticipated construction The K-18 project began in 2011 and will continue through 2013. Here’s what the 2012 construction season (March to November) is expected to bring: • Construct remainder of westbound K-18, including westbound ramps at Miller Parkway and Davis Drive interchange. • Construct Scenic Drive and Scenic Drive interchange. • Construct Skyway Drive and Eureka Drive. • Complete construction of Warner Park Road, Geneva Drive and Davis Circle.

Traffic impacts • K-18 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction, and shifted to new highway west of the airport. • Scenic Drive traffic will be shifted to a temporary road. • Miller Parkway and Davis Drive will be closed at K-18. • Access to Fort Riley, Manhattan Regional Airport, Eureka Drive and the business district will be affected but maintained at all times.

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he Kansas Department of Transportation resumed construction on K-18 Monday. The project, which turns a seven-mile stretch of K-18 into a four-lane highway, affects eastbound and westbound traffic on K-18 as well as access streets. The work will complete the upgrade of K-18 from Wildcat Creek Road to the Miller Parkway/Davis Drive interchange. Elevated interchanges at Scenic Drive and Miller Parkway/Davis Drive will be included in the improvements. Construction on the first phase of the project started last summer and ran until November. Improvements included construction of the 56th Avenue interchange, K-18 from the airport west to Ogden, Eureka Valley tributary drainage improvements, the north portion of Miller Parkway and reconfiguring the existing K-18 and Scenic Drive intersection. Construction stopped in November for a winter shut down period but will now run until the fall. This second phase of the project is anticipated to finish constructing the remainder of westbound K-18 including westbound ramps at Miller Parkway/Davis Drive interchange, Skyway Drive and Eureka Drive, the Scenic Drive interchange and completing construction of Warner Park Road, Geneva Drive and Davis Circle. Construction will stop for a winter shutdown period again and then the third phase will resume and continue until fall 2013. The third phase is anticipated to complete construction of

eastbound K-18, the Miller Parkway/Davis Drive interchange and Stagg Hill Road improvements. The current work will affect traffic flowing between Manhattan Regional Airport on the east and Ogden on the west. However, now traffic is open to the new portion of the K-18/K-114 interchange near Ogden. Currently, KDOT has started excavation on the east side of Davis Drive and will haul fill material to the west side for the future interchange. West of the airport entrance, westbound and eastbound traffic will be on the new K-18 alignment. Eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane (right lane) before Ogden. Motorists will proceed straight and enter on to the new K-18 roadway. To access the south side of Walnut Street, 68th Avenue, Wildcat Creek or Ogden, traffic will follow signs to K-114/Riley Avenue and use the new intersection ramp to enter onto K-114/Riley Avenue. Once on K-114/Riley Avenue, traffic should turn right to access the River Trail Townhomes or turn left and follow the roadway to access Wildcat Creek Road, 68th Street, or Ogden. To get to Manhattan, motorists should proceed straight at the ramp. As for westbound motorists, to access 12th Street or I-70, traffic will need to be in the left lane of K-18. West of the airport, traffic will crossover onto the old K-18 eastbound lanes where it will be head-to-head with eastbound traffic. To get to I70 or 12th Street, motorists will need to utilize the left hand exit and will enter onto the new K-18 roadway. To access Wildcat Creek Road, 68th Avenue, the south side of Walnut Street or Ogden, traffic continues straight.

Motorists will also access the south side of Walnut Street via the new Skyway Drive shoofly, which is located across from 68th Avenue. Motorists should follow the roadway to the new Cimarron Trail Road, which will allow access to the River Trail Townhoumes and Kansas River boat ramp. Traffic goring from Walnut Drive onto K-18 will also utilize the Skway Drive shoofly. The Davis Drive connection to K-18 is now closed, and it is projected to be closed until 2013. The city is advising residents south of K-18 to use Allison Avenue and Stagg Hill Road to K113/Seth Child Road interchange or Rosencutter Road to K-18 for eastbound and westbound access. Starting March 19, the Miller Parkway connection to K-18 will close. Initially, city officials thought it would be closed until the fall of 2013, but KDOT officials informed the city they expect the northern portion of it to open this fall. Once it closes, residents north of K-18 will need to use Amherst Road to K-113/Seth Child Road then south to K-18 for eastbound and westbound access. Also, responding to safety concerns from citizens in the area and city commissioners, city officials are looking into completing an emergency vehicle only gravel roadway surface from the existing northwestern terminus of Miller Parkway to Scenic Drive. Access by emergency vehicles would be granted via a gate at Scenic Drive, which would be opened with a key or some sort of remote mechanism. Also on March 19, K-18 traffic will be head to head (a lane of eastbound traffic and a lane of westbound traffic) starting just west of K-113 west to Ogden.


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Historic Louisiana plantation to be auctioned in March Associated Press A grand white-pillared plantation house built on historic River Road near the Mississippi nearly 200 years ago will be sold in a March 10 auction that could provide a new twist in its colorful history. Over the centuries, the yellow home with its green shutters overlooking exotic gardens survived a British invasion, the Civil War and the ravages of hurricanes Betsy, Camille and Katrina. The home offers a glimpse into Louisiana's past, with original horse hair plaster walls, red brick floors and upstairs French doors that open to a wraparound gallery ushering in breezes. Auctioneers are hopeful the romanticism of River Road and the beauty of the relic-filled home will fetch a hefty price for the property, called Mary Plantation. The plantation had been listed for traditional real estate sale by its owners, historic preservationist and noted antiquarian Blaine Murrell McBurney and his wife, Stephanie, since 2010 with listing prices in the $1 million range, albeit in a slumped real estate market. Neal Alford, president of Neal Auction Co., said the plantation will be offered at absolute auction, which means there is no minimum or reserve price and the property will go to the highest bidder. "It's a compelling, rare opportunity, to acquire a historic property at a potential bargain," said Alford, whose company specializes in antiques and exotic properties. "The property will sell regardless of price." Neal has sold some of Louisiana's grandest old homes at absolute auction, including Bocage Plantation in Darrow, La., and the Spanish

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This Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012 photo shows the Mary Plantation in Braithwaite. The grand white-pillared plantation house built on historic River Road near the Mississippi nearly 200 years ago will be sold in a March 10, 2012 auction that could provide a new twist in its colorful history. Custom House in New Orleans. Both of those homes sold for more than $1 million, but Mary Plantation's more isolated location miles from the heavily-traveled stretch of River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge may make it harder to land that high a bid. Bocage Plantation is among the dozens of historic homes that are now tourist attractions. It offers tours daily and serves as a bed and breakfast. Other historic River Road homes open for public tours include Houmas House, also in Darrow, Oak Alley and Laura Plantation in Vacherie, Destrehan Plantation in Destrehan and Nottoway Plantation in White Castle So tourism might be the next stage in the life of Mary Plantation, where fields of indigo, rice and citrus once flourished at the hands of slaves forced into labor before the Civil War. Over

the years much of the original site was sold and the property now has 7 acres. Few early land records exist, but Mary Plantation was built by slaves on land owned by French planter Francois Delery in the late 1700s and expanded to its current state on tall white pillars with a raised red brick foundation around 1827. The plantation was presumably named for Delery's wife, Marie Marthe Victoire Bienvenu. Tour companies don't regularly pass through Braithwaite, but the potential is there, Alford said. The drive from New Orleans to Brathwaite passes through the city's Lower 9th Ward, the area where actor Brad Pitt's Make It Right rebuilding effort is taking place, and the battlefield where Andrew Jackson defeated an invading British army in 1815.

River Road is dotted with citrus orchards and oak trees, and other historic buildings are to the south along the Mississippi. "People who are looking for historic properties are interested in that romanticism that comes with owning an old home and sharing it with others," Alford said. "Certainly, the possibility for a crossover into tourism is there." Foster Creppel, owner of Woodland Plantation in West Pointe a la Hache, said most of his business comes from tours and fishing charter services needing accommodations. He thinks Mary Plantation has potential. "It could be a very nice business," Creppel said. "It just may take some time." Creppel said it has taken years to build his business, which includes the 1834 Woodland Plantation home on roughly 50 acres, an old church he

uses for special events and a restaurant that serves Louisiana cuisine. Susanne Romig, marketing director for Nottoway Plantation, said a big obstacle to the plantation tour business has been Mother Nature. But high gas prices and the bad economy have hurt, too, she said. Hurricane Gustav in 2008 ripped off a section of Nottoway's roof and collapsed several chimneys. While closed for repairs, the owners expanded the property by adding a carriage house, ballroom and nine Acadian-style cottages modeled after the property's original slave quarters. "Hospitality anywhere in the world is tough, but here in Louisiana there are so many factors," Romig said. "Weather is one of the biggest things that can affect business." For months after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, local tourism was all but dead. Norman Marmillion, owner of Laura Plantation, which offers tours in French and English, said 95 percent of his business comes from New Orleans. After Katrina — with New Orleans abandoned for a time— he had no business and was forced to let most employees go. Marmillion said business is back to about 85 percent of preKatrina levels. He's looking forward to the return of steamboat cruises along the Mississippi River in April after a fouryear hiatus. "That's been the missing link in our business," Marmillion said. Two riverboats are expected to resume service in April, and two more in 2013, Marmillion said. Mary Plantation may lend itself nicely to tours, Creppel said. The home, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983, is one of the oldest surviving structures in Plaquemines Parish. It has a

formal dining room and bath downstairs and three bedrooms with two bathrooms upstairs. Some of its hardware dates from the 18th century. A stable has been converted into an air-conditioned guest house and captures the character of the main house with red brick floors, cypress wall paneling and a fan-shaped stained glass window above French doors. Behind the house is a building likely used as a dairy and livestock shed. It resembles a raised log cabin and reflects early Louisiana construction methods. The plantation's contents, including some of the earliestknown fine Louisiana furnishings, will be sold immediately after the March 10 property auction. Included is furniture from the collection of McBurney, who purchased the home in 2003. The McBurneys have holdings across the nation and are selling Mary Plantation to devote more attention to interests in Europe, Alford said. The original home was expanded in 1827. But it fell into neglect over the years until the 1940s when biologist Elmer "Eric" Knobloch and his wife, Marguerite, bought it and added modern amenities and rare tropical greenery to the gardens. For decades, the Knoblochs hosted tours, picnics and parties at Mary, and it became a magnet for preservationists and naturalists. The house suffered only minor damage during Katrina in 2005 and was quickly repaired. Alford thinks the plantation's charm will draw interest, whether as a primary residence or tourism venue. "An auction is the way to go with a property like this," Alford said. "It's unique. It's one moment, and you have to act in that moment or you lose it."

Flower show in Philadelphia features palm trees and white sand Associated Press If you are looking for palm trees and white sand to escape the remnants of winter, look no farther than Philadelphia. Visitors to the city's International Flower Show can wander through a tropical paradise of sorts thanks to this year's theme, "Hawaii: Islands of Aloha." The weeklong horticultural extrava-

ganza opens Sunday. Exhibits include a fantasy surf shack, a beach wedding, a 25foot-tall waterfall and a tribute to Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire. Hula dancers and musicians from the Aloha State will perform, and contestants will vie for prizes in daily floral arranging competitions modeled after the "Iron Chef" TV show. And, of course, there will be

flowers. Thousands upon thousands of orchids, anthurium and other blooms commonly associated with the Hawaiian isles will be spread throughout 10 acres of fragrant displays. "If you're an orchid lover, this is the place to be," said Drew Becher, president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, which sponsors the show. About 250,000 people are

Learning to shape up shrubbery Many shrubs benefit from some annual pruning. Flowering shrubs bloom better usually on 2 to 3-year-old stems. To keep shrubs at that age, annual pruning is necessary to remove the older stems which stimulate new ones to take their place. A rule of a green thumb is to remove a quarter to a third of the shrub each year. Shrub pruning may be intimidating. I have scheduled a demonstration for Saturday, March 10. Come to the KSU Gardens at 1500 Denison Ave. at 1 p.m. A few Extension personnel, including me will be instructing the "how to" of pruning. Pruning deciduous plants at this time of year allows for a good view of the plant. Rubbing and crossing stems can be easily seen and corrected. Broken, perhaps diseased and dead stems are also easier to locate then when leaves are absent. Always prune back to a live bud or to the ground when making a pruning cut. The function of the shrub determines pruning cuts. A screen or hedge will be pruned to keep the plant full yet allow for good sunlight distribution around the plant. Spring bloom-

GREGG EYESTONE RILEY COUNTY ing shrubs are typically pruned after blooming to enjoy their flower display. Seed pods that develop after bloom should be removed to improve blooming for next year. Some of my spring blooming shrubs, I like to prune now. I bring the removed stems indoors to force into bloom. I'm usually too busy to prune these at the preferred time right after bloom. This way I still get the shrubs pruned and enjoy their flowers. Evergreen types like yews and junipers are pruned prior to the burst of new growth in the spring. Pruning done at that time generally is sufficient for the year. This keeps the plant the same size year round. A publication on pruning shrubs was developed last fall. It is available at the Extension office and on line at www.ksre.ksu.edu. In the search

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expected at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for the event, which is billed as the world's largest indoor flower show. It's also one of the oldest, dating back to 1829. The grand entrance installation combines flowers with video and special effects of crashing breakers to create an "orchid wave." The sloped roof of a thatched hut will double as a projection screen, where an image of Pele will talk about Hawaiian culture. Show designer Sam Lemheney said it's important to bring the exhibits to life with integrated technology. The show is not a flower museum, he said, and it's not enough just to have "a screen built into a planted set." Exhibitors were allowed to use flat screens for the first time last year. "This has to be entertaining and it has to be interactive. That's what people expect," Lemheney said. A beach wedding scene

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Ottawa’s Ojeleye has standout career at KSU

We used to hear it a lot, “We’re land rich and cash poor.” Today we hear that the land is far more valuable than ever, and most of the folks buying what little is now coming onto the market are farmers. People who own land are now said to be hanging onto it a little tighter than just three years ago. Digging a little deeper, we find that a large amount of farmland is expected to be redistributed within the next five to 10 years as many farmers of today will be retiring in that time slot. Indeed, the first year of the baby boomers, those born in 1946, are now 65 or 66 years old. As ownership of much of that ground becomes an issue to heirs and others, some of it will be sold to meet certain demands and perceived needs. But right now not much is changing hands and that’s because, say the experts, the dividends or returns from owning farm ground and renting it out are far more rewarding than most other forms of investment. Interest rates that pay investors are near zilch, and the stock market is too volatile and too risky for many people. Will the land boom go bust, as it did back in the early 1980s? Most likely not, experts contend, because that down draft was fueled by farm indebtedness. Today’s farmers are in much better financial condition that they were then in terms of lack of debt. About the only things that can blunt farm ground’s rise in price in the picture are lower commodities prices. And lower prices are predicted by marketing analysts for about everything but wheat, which should stay in the $6 to $6.50 per bushel range

First Team All-Big 12. Achieving such an honor is a tremendous accomplishment for any athlete. Today, we'll meet a Big 12 athlete who made the First Team with his achievements in the classroom, while contributing on the basketball court and the campus. His leadership extends all the way from rural Kansas to the Big 12 Conference. Victor Ojeleye is a senior on the K-State basketball team. As his last name suggests, he has international roots. Victor was born in Nigeria where his family originates. When he was two years old, he moved to Kansas where his father was studying medicine. The family eventually moved to Ottawa, where his father, Dr. Ernest Ojeleye, became a family physician. Victor's mother, Joy, is trained as a nurse and is active in community projects. Victor went through Ottawa schools. The Ojeleyes also bought land on the south side of Ottawa, in the direction of the rural community of Princeton, population 315 people. Now, that's rural.

JIM SUBER VIEW FROM RURAL ROUTE 8 for much of this year. The new cattle on feed report also suggests that fed cattle prices should be headed upward, as fewer and fewer lighter cattle head for the feedlots. Just for the sake of perspective and idle wonderment, the USDA says that the nation’s farmers have about 254 million acres to be planted with the top eight crops this year. Presumably, those would include about 94 million in corn and 55 million in all wheat classes. Then there are soybeans, other grains, cotton, and several more candidates. To put that acreage into more perspective, the State of Kansas covers 81,815 square miles. There are 640 acres to a square mile. If my arithmetic is correct, there are 52,361,600 acres in Kansas. So, a land mass about 5 times larger than Kansas would be the equivalent of acres in crops in the United States, not counting Detroit’s truck gardens. Grass and forage are big deals when it comes to acreage, as well. In Kansas, for example, about 20 million acres are used for row crops and wheat, the latter taking up nearly 10 million historically. Another 20 million are in various grass and hay covers, including some alfalfa. Add on streams and some woods, mostly along those waterways. Then there are towns and highways, which obviously take up significant acreage.

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This small-town Kansas upbringing would have an influence on Victor. "It taught me values," Victor said. "We've learned to value the things we've been given." "I learned to work hard. My parents taught me that work Victor Ojeleye ethic," he said. "We have a lot of hard-working people in Kansas." It also taught Victor to have high aspirations. "All our elementary schools in Ottawa had names of presidents, like Eisenhower and Lincoln," he said. He learned the importance of study, faith, and community service. And of course, he loved basketball. Victor was a four-year letterman at Ottawa High School, setting new school scoring and rebounding records while becoming valedictorian of his senior class. After a year at the Patterson School in North Carolina, he enrolled at Kansas State and joined the basketball team where he has been a key reserve player ever since. Victor is one of only two

Lawmakers push to end all energy subsidies Associated Press WICHITA — U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo has joined a Republican push in Washington to end all energy tax credits. The Republican congressman from Kansas is sponsoring legislation in the House seeking to end all energy tax subsidies, including the production tax credit for electricity produced from renewable resources such as wind, biomass and hydropower. ‘‘My energy legislation gets rid of every single tax credit in the entire federal Internal Revenue code,’’ Pompeo said in a phone interview Thursday. ‘‘It doesn’t favor solar, it doesn’t favor oil and gas, it doesn’t favor wind. It is energy-neutral.’’ Pompeo was joined at a Washington news conference Thursday by Republican Sens. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, Mike Lee of Utah and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. The Kansas congressman introduced legislation in May that would also end tax credits for plug-in electric and fuel cell vehicles, alternative fuel mixtures, clean coal investment, oil and gas production from marginal wells and other energy subsidies. Companion legislation was recently introduced in the Senate. Pompeo said he wants to create a level playing field for energy companies. ‘‘I don’t think the wind production tax credit supported by President Obama as part of his jobs and stimulus program makes sense for Kansas,’’ Pompeo said. But that’s not the view shared by some other leaders in Kansas, a state aggressively developing wind energy. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran recently introduced an amendment to the federal highway bill to extend the wind energy production tax credit for a year. That credit is set to expire at the end of this year. A report from the American Wind Energy Association shows Kansas is leading the nation in the number of wind turbines under construction. The wind industry’s fourth-quarter report shows Kansas has 663 turbines under construction. The state tops the construction list with more than 1,188 megawatts of wind power scheduled to come online this year. Moran, a Kansas Republican, toured a wind turbine equipment factory in Hutchinson last month to highlight his efforts to extend the production tax credit. The Siemens Energy facility makes nacelles, the part of the wind turbine that houses the gearbox, drive train and electronic controls. BP America spokesman Tom Mueller said in an email Thursday that his company is hopeful

Congress will extend the production tax credit or PTC, so U.S. wind business can continue to develop and grow. The credit has helped grow manufacturing capacity to supply equipment for domestic wind projects. ‘‘Without PTC, the U.S. faces potential loss of these manufacturing jobs and a significant slowdown in development of wind projects here,’’ Mueller said. ‘‘It’s difficult to see much new project development occurring next year without renewal of the PTC fairly soon.’’ BP Wind Energy officials in October unveiled plans to build the state’s biggest wind farm, an $800 million farm sprawling across 66,000 acres in Harper, Barber, Kingman and Sumner counties.

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Flossing between teeth may get second billing to tooth brushing, but it is equally important. Unless you floss between teeth regularly, decay-causing bacteria accumulate in places where toothbrush bristles cannot adequately penetrate. Yet, only 12% of Americans floss daily. In recognition of the fact that any method of removing bacterialaden plaque from between teeth is better than none at all, dentists now have an alternative to flossing that is nearly as effective. A widely available handheld device quite similar to an electric toothbrush effectively cleans between teeth, by shooting microbursts of water accelerated by pressurized air with the press of a button. Users will find that this device cleans between teeth in less than a minute. We strive to teach you good oral hygiene. In the long run, you will have better dental health. We stress that health depends on healthy teeth and good dental care. A thorough examination and detailed explanation of all findings and treatment needed are routinely given. Please call 785-537-4337 to schedule an appointment. Preventing dental disease is less costly and more rewarding than correcting the problems after they occur. We’re always happy to discuss improving your smile, and thus, your total feeling of self esteem. Office hours are Mon.-Thurs. 7-5. Lots of parking available. New patients are always welcome.

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seniors on the roster. He has already completed his required credits and will go through graduation in spring 2012. On the basketball court, Victor has seen action in almost every game this season. He scored a season-high eight points against Texas Tech and grabbed 10 rebounds against Iowa State. But when the coaches talk about Victor, they talk about the intrinsic values of discipline, toughness, energy, and unselfishness. He lives the team concept. One assistant coach commented that Victor might have been MVP of the team a year ago, in the sense of providing leadership when the team faced adversity. Victor also gives leadership in other ways. He leads a Bible study for players on the team and is active in studentathlete organizations. "I got involved in the student-athlete advisory committee at K-State," Victor said. "Two to three representatives from each school were sent to a Big 12 leadership conference." Ultimately, Victor was elected by his peers to serve

as vice-chair of the Big 12 Student-Athlete Advisory Council during the 2011-12 athletic season. "This council is intended to speak up for the welfare of student-athletes," Victor said. "We serve to bridge the gap between administration and the athletes." The term "student-athlete" really applies in Victor's case. In addition to his contributions on the basketball court, his accomplishments in the classroom are remarkable. While maintaining the hectic schedule of a Big 12 athlete, he earned the conference's inaugural Dr. Gerald Lage Award, which is the Big 12's highest academic honor. Victor has consistently been on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll. In fact, Victor made the Big 12 Conference Academic AllBig 12 Men's Basketball First Team — not once, not twice, but three years in a row. He is only the seventh player in school history to be a threetime recipient, and the first since the year 2000. He has done so while earning a double major in accounting and finance.


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Delbert and Betty Ebert celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on March 2. They were married March 2, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Flush, Kansas. They celebrated the occasion with their seven children and their families: Kathy and Dwaine Plummer; Ron and Ruth Ebert; Debbie and Steve Swoyer; Shirley Zoeller and Wayne Eichem; Cindy and larry Kabriel; Brian and Jennifer Ebert; and Janette and Jason Heath. If you would like to send them a card, their address is 13050 Louisville Road, St. George, KS 66535.

Ramaswamy Krishnamoorthi and Shyamala Rajagopalan of Manhattan are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sindhuja Krishnamoorthi, to Michael Campbell, son of Jim Campbell of Carrolton, Missouri; and Jennifer Campbell-Goddard of Paola. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Manhattan High School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, and plans to complete UMKC’s counseling psychology master’s degree program in May 2012. Her fiancé is a graduate of Carrolton High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications and broadcast journalism from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri.

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Second-grader Ray Pittenger, 8, was honored when his drawing, right, was one of a few selected to hang in USD 383’s Robinson Education Center. Ray attends Northview Elementary School. He is a member of Miss Mercado’s class.

Christy Newkirk of Dallas and Jonathan Garner of Fort Worth, Texas, announce their engagement. Christy is the daughter of Mary and Rich Newkirk of Manhattan. Jonathan is the son of Carolyn and Michael Garner of Pleasanton, California. The bride-to-be holds a master’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University. She is a certified public accountant for Mary Kay Inc. in Addison, Texas. Her fiancé holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from the University of California at Davis. He is a business analyst at Flight Safe-

He works for Integrity Marketing Solutions Inc. in Olathe. The couple will hold their wedding ceremony and reception at Midland Theater in Kansas City, Missouri, on Sept. 8, 2012.

Lisa Heinemann and Bryan Hinterweger of Manhattan announce their engagement. Lisa is the daughter of Carol and Ray Heinemann of Garden City. She is the granddaughter of the late Lester and Charlotte Heinemann of Garden City; and the late Lester and Wanda Hahn of Garden City. Bryan is the son of Michael and Lisa Hinterweger of Overbrook; and Lori and Ron Waymire of Delia. He is the grandson of Mary and the late Darrell Lundin of Mayetta; and Betty Cummings and the late Eric Hinterweger of St. Marys. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Garden City High School and she holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas State University. She is a compliance specialist at Frontier Farm Credit in Man-

hattan. Her fiancé is a 2002 graduate of Silver Lake High School. He attended Kansas State University. He is a sales associate for Energy Center/Manhattan Pool in Manahttan. They plan a July 28, 2012, wedding at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Manhattan.

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ty International. They plan a May 5, 2012, wedding at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

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Optimists recognize four local grade-schoolers

Manhattan Rotary Club President Mark Queen, Drew Unruh, Shawn Sheu, and Rotary Youth Committee member Andy Bowen.

Rotary Club honors two high schoolers The Manhattan Rotary Club recently honored Drew Unruh and Shawn Sheu as its Manhattan High School Students of the Month for February. Both were awarded certificates and medals in recognition of their outstanding leadership and service. Shawn is the daughter of Chwen and Jane Sheu. She is MHS student body vice president, section editor of The Mentor (the school newspaper), EARTH club president, and is active in the orchestra. She is a Kansas Honor Scholar and on the school Honor Roll. In the community she has served as a volunteer at the Beach Art Museum and as a

tutor at Marlatt Elementary School. Drew is son of Greg and Maria Unruh. He is a wrestler and has been honored as KMAN Student Athlete of the Week. He is vice president of MHS National Honor Society and of the Spanish Club. His volunteer activities include church events and elementary tutoring. Each month during the academic year, Manhattan Rotary Club recognizes outstanding two students selected by Manhattan High School. Each awardee gives a brief presentation to the club on their high school experience and their plans for the future.

Greg Bachkora, from Benedictine College, presents the scholarship to Carlyn Olson. Also pictured is Marion Mazooch, principal of Blue Valley High School.

Benedictine honors student Carlyn Olson, a senior at Blue Valley-Randolph, has been named one of 10 recipients of the 2012 Benedictine College Presidential Scholarship. The full, four-year scholarship is the highest merit schol-

arship Benedictine bestows on a new student and is based on their academic performance and potential for success. Carlyn is the daughter of Todd and Sally Olson, Olsburg, Ks. She plans to major is secondary education and art.

Two students from Ogden Elementary School and two students from Bluemont Elementary School were honored as the January Youths Of The Month at the January 25, 2012 meeting of the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club. Shiloh Minyard is 10 years old and in the 5th grade at Ogden Elementary School. She was accompanied by her mother Amanda Minyard, Nominating Teacher Laurie Slaughter, and Principal Jim Armendariz. Nominating Teacher Laurie Slaughter wrote of Shiloh: “…Shiloh is one of the most well rounded students in my classroom, and when the opportunity for me to choose a student for this award was presented to me her name was the first one I thought of. Her drive to learn is insatiable and her enthusiasm for challenges is rare. “When I first met Shiloh she was rather shy. She said very little to me, and kept her head down. Our first conversation was on the Back to School Night where she scolded me for misspelling her name. Thankfully she has since forgiven me. “I learned very quickly that Shiloh thinks outside the box. Better still she is not as shy as I had thought when given the opportunity to share her thinking with others. When we are working on problem solving in class she easily produces two or more avenues to solve the problem we are working on. This kind of flexible thinking proves Shiloh’s ability to perform at such high academic levels. “On a more personal note, I would like to tell you about Shiloh as a friend. I get the opportunity to eat lunch with my students every Friday, rotating my time around the lunch table. I enjoy sitting with Shiloh and her friends at the end of the table. Our talks at lunch are often quite serious, just like Shiloh herself. This shows me how important thinking is for Shiloh. She listens to her friends’ opinions completely without interrupting them while they talk. “Seeing her looking at them while truly listening, often paraphrasing what she has just heard and adding her opinion. A skill that some grown-ups still struggle with, everyone should be lucky enough to have a friend like Shiloh. Shiloh is also an amazing big sister. She is there to look after her little brother, making sure he is to school on

time, and after school she gets him home. She might complain about it, like all big sisters do from time to time, but there is no doubt she loves being his guide. “There are few students in a teacher’s career that shine as brightly as Shiloh. Shiloh has intelligence, original thinking, tenacity, and a strong sense of self and responsibility. She is truly an inspiration to her classmates and to me. I am so fortunate to have Shiloh in my classroom.” We Optimists respect Shiloh’s strong desire to learn all that she can. We respect the care she give to her brother and her classmates, and are pleased to honor her as a Youth of the Month. Teflon Wint, also from Ogden Elementary, is an 8 year-old 3rd grader. He was joined by parents Helorine and Teflon Wint, brothers and sisters Shamara, who is 15 years old and in 10th grade at MHS; Nikita, who is 14 year old and in 8th grade at Anthony M.S.; and Shane, who is 20 years old and a Business Administration Major at Upper Iowa University. Also on hand were Nominating Teacher Pedro Miller and Principal Jim Armendariz. Nominating Teacher Pedro Miller wrote: “Teflon’s academic and social growth has been outstanding. His ability to help others and academic achievement will take Teflon far in life. It has been an honor to learn along side such a polite and respectful student.” Among his many good qualities he likes to help others and tries hard to be a good citizen. One example of his good work is his membership in the Mount Zion Family Worship Center youth choir. Oftentimes he gets to be the lead singer. His family also tells me that Teflon enjoys going to school and is eager to learn. Teflon’s favorite subject is mathematics. Teflon will represent Mr. Miller’s class during the Ogden school Spelling Bee. In the future he would like to become a neurologist. Teflon has a strong interest in sports. He plays soccer, baseball, and basketball for the Ogden Youth teams. Sports are important to him because they give him opportunities to interact with his schoolmates and friends. With his family Teflon enjoys building and fixing things with his dad. Together they

like to build and fix bicycles. He especially enjoys riding his bicycle during the warm summer days. He has shown an interest in building paper airplanes. Teflon’s wide interests, his zest for learning, and his good school citizenship make him a valuable member of the Ogden school community. We Optimists salute him for his good work. Katelyn Amaro is ten years old and attends the fifth grade at Bluemont Elementary School. She was joined at our meeting by her mother Kim and twin sister Kirsten. Also at the meeting to honor Katelyn were principal Kathy Stitt, teachers Molly Emert and Ashley Pryor, and sitecouncil member Penny Sturr. In her nominating statement, Miss Emert wrote that she believes Katelyn is very deserving of the Youth of the Month Award. She nominated Katelyn for several reasons. First she stated that Katelyn is a very hard worker. Katelyn faces many challenges on a daily basis but she pushes herself and seeks ways to solve every problem that she encounters. Second, in the classroom she works hard to make herself a contributing member to group collaborations. Third, she follows directions very well. Fourth, she asks questions when needed not only for her own benefit but also for the benefit of other members of a group. Fifth, she has become an independent learner who is capable of working on her own. Finally, Katelyn is a great friend to everyone in her class. Outside of the classroom Katelyn enjoys doing the same types of activities that other 10 year old girls enjoy. She enjoys playing outdoors jumping on a trampoline and dancing. Along with her sister, Katelyn is energetic and will soon become involved in a variety of activities. She also enjoys drawing and making things. Katelyn is very helpful around the house. She especially enjoys playing and helping with her younger nephew and niece. Katelyn is clearly a very special person. The Optimist Club commends her for her hard work and encourages her to keep it up in the future. Ten year-old Brett Jones is in the second grade at Blue-

mont Elementary School. His grandmother and grandfather Melanie and Byron Jones along with his sister Destiny, a fourth grader at Bluemont, joined us to recognize Brett. Also joining us were his principal Kathy Stitt, teachers Ali Kindlesparger and Ashley Pryor, and sitecouncil member Penny Sturr. According to Miss Kindlesparger, Brett Jones is an absolute delight whose personality lights up a room. Brett has been attending Bluemont since kindergarten and has been enjoyed by every teacher who has had the opportunity to interact with him. Brett is a hard worker in the classroom as well. He has faced some challenges in his learning but has strived to overcome them. Miss Kindlesparger is especially proud of how hard he has worked this year to make himself a better reader. She has watched him progress dramatically, not only in his reading, but in all of his academics since the beginning of the school year. Brett enjoys meeting a challenge head on and working through it to completion. In fact, when the task at hand is something that he really wants to complete he cannot be distracted. Brett enjoys many activities. He likes to tinker. He has a mechanical mind and likes to build new creations with Legos. He enjoys taking things apart and putting them back together; some of them even work when he is finished. Brett has some other interests as well. He finds dinosaurs to be fascinating. Maybe that helps to explain why he likes to take walks outside and collect rocks, shells, and fossils as he going along. Brett has also amassed a sizeable collection of bugs, both living and dead, from his walks. Brett also loves to share his interests with anyone who will listen. In fact, Brett loves to talk and explain all sorts of things. The Optimist Club thinks that it is great that Brett is a “fun good guy.” Miss Kindlesparger concluded her nomination by pointing out that she is extremely proud of him. We encourage Brett to keep up the good work. Article and photographs provided by members of the Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club.


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club NEWS Solar Kiwanis On Tuesday, February 21, twenty-one members of the Manhattan Kiwanis Club met for their weekly meeting at the Clarion Hotel Conference Center. Guest of the club was Donald Gier of Marysville, the current Kiwanis Division 4 Lt. Governor. Darren Drake was installed as a new member of the club by Lt. Governor Gier; Harold Bailey was Darren's sponsor. Continuing the "Manhattan Kiwanis Facts and Tidbits" for the upcoming ninetieth anniversary of the club's charter, Doug Tippin told the members that the club initiated fundraising efforts in 1995 for the Kiwanis International World Wide Service Project, which was Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD). Kiwanis International had set a goal of raising 75 million dollars by the year 2000 to provide iodine in salt in Third World countries, thus eliminating IDD. The Manhattan Kiwanis Club's monetary goal was $22,000. The club's fundraising for the project included putting loose change into Bob Steiner's piggy bank, the Meal Deal, Happy Bucket, and selling popcorn at the Riley County Fair. The club raised more than $24,000 for the IDD service project. Harold Bailey announced that the Farmhouse fraternity donated $650 for the Manhattan Hill project, which is a joint venture of Manhattan Kiwanis and Farmhouse Fraternity, providing materials and labor to clean, repaint, repair and enhance the MANHATTAN sign at the top of Bluemont Hill twice a year.

Manhattan Kiwanis On Tuesday, February 28, the Manhattan Kiwanis Club met for their weekly meeting at the Clarion Hotel with twenty members and one guest in attendance. Valerie Wright, environmental educator and naturalist, was the guest speaker. Her program was on the Konza Prairie Biological Station which is dedicated to the three-fold mission of long-term ecological research, education and prairie conservation. The Konza has 8600 acres of tallgrass prairie and was initiated in 1971. It is the largest continuous remaining tallgrass in the Flint Hills. Valerie works with school groups to enhance understanding and appreciation of the tallgrass prairie ecosystem. In preparation for the upcoming ninetieth anniversary of Manhattan Kiwanis Club, Doug Tippin gave his weekly update on the past workings of Manhattan Kiwanis Club. He reported that the Manhattan sign project on Bluemont Hill was started in 1927. The concrete letters are about thirty feet tall, about two and one half wide and about eight inches above ground. That's about thirty cubic yards of concrete. Today that would be about three or four ready-mix trucks. In the early days the gravel, cement and water were

hauled up the hill, and they used a cement mixer. They must have used a heavy or thick mortar so it wouldn't run down the hill. Today work is done on the hill twice a year, and white portland cement, slick lime and water are used. A five gallon bucket of the mixture is poured at the top of a letter, and someone with a broom spreads it out. Several years ago when Nebraska played here, one of the "N" letters was painted red. Sherwin-Williams donated five gallons of latex house paint, and the red "N" was painted in about fifteen minutes. The Manhattan Kiwanis Club meets each Tuesday evening at 6 o'clock at the Manhattan Clarion Hotel, 530 Richards Drive. Contact information is P.O. Box 876, Manhattan, KS 66505 or 785-323-0871. Additional information can be found at www.manhattankiwanis.com or www.manhattankiwanis@moonfruit.com.

Harmony Rebekah 689 The February 28, meeting of Harmony Rebekah lodge 689 opened with noble grand Victory Rodriguez presiding. Nancy Drumm reported on members not present and those ill and cards to be sent. The interviewing committee of Geraldine Fouts, Victory Rodriguez and Nancy Drumm reported on interviewing a new candidate for membership , ballot taken and the candidate was elected for membership by initiation . The candidate will be initiated at our school of instructions March 17. The members made plans for a banquet and reception at the Rebekah Assembly session in Great Bend ,Kansas October 10,11,and the banquet on the 12, , also work sessions for decorations and nut cups. The next meeting will be March 13, at 7:30 p.m. , pot luck at 6:30 p.m. at the Senior center 412 Leavenworth. Hostesses are Nancy Drumm and Beverley Dodds , the members are to bring canned vegetables for the bread basket and shower items for the Crisis Center.

Solar Kiwanis Club The Manhattan Solar Kiwanis met at the Little Apple Brewing Company at noon, on February 17th with past president Vera Williams in leadership. There were 16 members and 1 guest present. The song “America” was led by John Schlender; the pledge to the United States Flag was led by Jim Williams, and the invocation was prayed by Doug Denning. The following announcements were made: Kiwanian of the year nominations will be closed at the next meeting. We have an interclub with the Junction City Noon Club on Wednesday. We have several helping with the Kansas History Day on Saturday February 25th. We had a great day Bowling for Big Brothers/Big Sisters on Sunday. Larry Williams introduced Richard Forsyth as the speaker. He is the Professor of Landscape Architecture at Kansas State. He spoke about the Architecture studies program

in 2 cities in Italy. There have been 400 take the course over several years. The program on March 5th will be introduced by Eric Valaika. Solar Kiwanis Club meets every Monday Noon at the Little Apple Brewing Company in West Loop Shopping Center. Visitors and prospective members are always invited and welcome.

Manhattan Duplicate Bridge Linda Schottler and Elizabeth Jankord won the weekly Manhatan Duplicate Bridge Club game February 27. Jerry Best and Polly Schoning tied for second with Dora Linton and Nelson Love. Dianne Childs and Judy Hildreth were fourth. The club meets at the Seniors Center each Monday at 1:00 p.m. and invites all bridge players. For more information or partnerships, call Sue at 5371701.

Polly Ogden DAR Vice Regent Ila Morrill called the monthly chapter meeting to order on February 11, 2012 in the fellowship hall of the First Presbyterian Church. There were 29 members and 16 guests present. She welcomed members and guests. The hostesses for the meeting were Pat Tippin, Alice Armbrust, Carol Dixon, Carole Elmore, and Susan Metzger. She also thanked Aubree Bowling and Robin Edmunds for helping at the registration table. Vice Regent Ila Morrill then turned the meeting over to Terry Healy, who introduced American History Essay Winners, their teachers Kim Droge and Dana Holden, and their family members. Then the students; Mary El-Asaar, Meredith Hickman, Max Lansdowne, Aliza Meyers, and Katie Pratt; each read their winning essays on the topic of the War of 1812. Then Terry Healy turned the program over to Nancy Knopp who introduced The 2012 DAR Good Citizen award winner, Manhattan High Senior Ivy Calvert, and her family. Ivy then read her winning essay. The students were all presented with awards by Mrs. Healy and Mrs. Knopp. Vice Regent Morrill gave the President General’s report, reading from Mrs. Merry Ann T. Wright’s January/February 2012 Supplement to the American Spirit magazine about passing the principles of freedom on from one generation to the next. Then the Vice Regent shared the February Regent’s report prepared by Regent Nancy Williams. The report informed members that Regent Williams attended the City Commission meeting on February 7 with member Linda Weis and accepted a mayoral proclamation commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The Regent also reported that she submitted the application for Terry Healy to win the KSDAR Literary Promotion Award and mailed sheets for soldiers to the Mission Continues in Missouri. Officers and committee

chairmen gave their monthly reports. Under the historian’s report, Peggy Flouer reported that this is the 46th year that Polly Ogden participated in the American History Essay contest in Manhattan, and our first member to chair the project was Mrs. Alice Armbrust, who has been a member of the Polly Ogden for 51 years. Under the DAR Service for Veterans committee report, Peggy Flouer shared that she, Susan Metzger, and Connie Forkenbrock attended the holiday tea at the VA hospital in Topeka at Christmas time. Peggy gave a summary of the 2011 services recognizing and assisting veterans Polly Ogden participated in the past year. Peggy also shared that she and Connie were selected by National to serve as the VAVS (Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service) deputy representatives for the Comery O’Neil VA Medical Center in Topeka. Peggy’s first duty as the VAVS deputy representative will be to attend the Valentine’s party on February 14 at the VA hospital. Under the Centennial Minute/Polly Ogden 100 Birthday committee report, Susan Metzger reported that several members helped to put together all the invitations for our 100th birthday celebration to be held at the Manhattan Country Club on April 14, 2012. Under Commemorative Events, Ila Morrill (for Nancy Williams) shared that Mayor Jim Sherow presented a proclamation certificate commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 at Manhattan City Commissioner’s meeting on February 7, 2012 to Regent Nancy Williams and Linda Weis. Other DAR members present were Marie McConnell and Ila Morrill Under Genealogical Records, Charlotte Shawver shared about the progress the volunteers are making in the process of electronic transference of the Riley County school records and information how more people can help. Following committee reports, Vice Regent Morrill reminded members under unfinished business that members need to email all hours of service relevant to the Master Questionnaire to Regent Williams by February 1st, 2012. There was also further discussion about donations for The Mission Continues and USO groups that are providing sheets and other personal items for returning troops. The issue was tabled until a later meeting so more information can be gathered. Under New Business, Carol Ann Holcomb presented a power point she assembled in preparation for submitting the textile work of Dr. Sherri Haar for the national American Heritage Committee Women in the Arts Award nomination. Following Carol’s presentation, it was moved and seconded that the club nominate Dr. Haar for the award, and the motion carried. Under Announcements, Carol Ann Holcomb shared that she submitted her own stained glass artwork for a

Reading, writing and Tweeting: First-graders get a taste of social media Chicago Tribune CHICAGO — When Ed Knight wants to find out what his 6-year-old did in school, he can scroll the Twitter feed on his iPhone for clues to start a conversation with his quiet son, who sometimes holds back when recounting details of his day. That’s because Evan and others in first-grade teacher Jodi Conrad’s class use Twitter to send out a weekly newsletter, update the days’ activities and give parents reminders about upcoming programs. Conrad’s class at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Glen Ellyn, Ill., is among a growing number that use social media and other technology to supplement lessons, even for very young students. “These are tools that come standard in life right now,” said Conrad, 36, who controls the account and the messages that the class, as a group, delivers. “I do it outside of class, so

why not do it inside?” Her students also contribute to a classroom blog, make videos for a private YouTube account intended for parents, and write books using computer software. Like many schools across the country, Glen Ellyn District 41 has equipped its school libraries with iPads, netbooks and laptops that can be checked out. It also has a lab outfitted with desktop computers, said Christina Kellam, technology specialist at District 41. Conrad and other teachers who use kid-friendly blogging programs and social media are finding the tools are becoming integral parts of their classrooms. Conrad’s class tweeting sessions, which usually come at the end of the day for about 20 minutes, keep communication open with parents and help the kids learn typing, spelling and reading, Conrad said. Getting to push the “tweet” button is

also an exciting privilege. “It’s kind of our class meeting at the end of the day,” Conrad said. “This is really great for reflection.” Educators are realizing more and more that modern technology has a place in classrooms, especially since kids are motivated to use the tools, said David Vinca, founder of eSpark, a Chicago-based group that aims to personalize programs for iPad-equipped classrooms. “Kids actually want to use the technologies, and if we make them education tools, we have kind of a win-win,” Vinca said. Churchill Elementary firstgrade teacher Whitney Crouch said her Glen Ellyn students use secure blogging software made especially for classrooms. She said they use it to share ideas or stories, and she sees some who may not be confident writers with paper and pencil soar in front of a laptop. Crouch, 31, said students

like knowing they have an audience for their missives and being able to reach out to their loved ones who may live in other states. “They see it as something that adults do,” Crouch said. “It really builds their confidence.” Starting student training on social media in a safe environment with the guidance of a teacher at a young age also is a valuable tool. These young students are “going to have an entire life that exists on the Internet in the virtual world,” Kellam said. “They need to understand the difference between the different social media tools. Starting in first grade — I don’t see any negative.” For parents, it’s a good opportunity to teach young children that technology isn’t for entertainment only, Knight said. “It’s not just about computers are good for playing games on,” Knight said.

national Women in the Arts award as well, which did not require a vote by the members. Vice Regent Morrill announced that the there would be a DAR Leadership Training Webinar available on the NSDAR website after February 14. The featured presenter is Judy Mason, National Chairman of the Volunteer Genealogists Committee. Susan Metzger announced an upcoming Genealogy Preservation Field Trip with our chapter and 9 other KSDAR chapters to tour the Moses and Annie Grinter home in Kansas City on March 24, 2012. The next chapter meeting will be held on Saturday, March 10, 2012 – 9:30 a.m. at McCain Auditorium, Room 204. The program will be presented by Patricia Thompson about Patriotic Music Composed by Women.

Randolph Ramblers On Feb. 19, President Hannah Pralle called the monthly meeting of the Randolph Ramblers to order. Seth Carlson led flag salute and club pledge. The roll-call question was “Who is your valentine?” Treasurer Courtney Anderson stated the club finances. Leader Allesa Ewell announced that Red Wheel would begin next month. The senior Gavel Games team (Sam and Grace Wilcox, Hannah Moyer, Megan Ritter, and Taylor Kaump) received a purple, the intermediate team (Katie Pralle, Micah Moyer, Brecklyn Shardein, and Bailey Pyle) received a blue. Club days and horse panorama placings were announced. Logan Shanks, Micah Moyer, Brecklyn Shardein, and Jacob Windlan’s birthdays were announced. Leader Anna

Anderson announced that the club will have prizes for the top Red Wheel sellers; a goat clinic will be held April 23, 2012. Committee reports were announced. Red Wheel costs should be paid in the form of cash. There will be a 50th Club Anniversary on Nov. 18; club alumni are invited. Members should sign up for Club Tour, which will be held on July 15. Next month’s food pantry item will be green vegetables. Highway cleanup will be on April 29. The Easter egg hunt will be held on April 7; families need to bring 2 dozen cookies and 3 dozen filled eggs. In new business, the club voted to tour Key Feeds in Clay Center. In the program, the senior Gavel Games team presented. River Breault gave a demonstration and Ryanne Ewell and Courtney Anderson gave project talks. New members Logan Shanks and Nissa Olsen were initiated. Megan Ewell led the leadership activity. Megan Ritter announced that the horticulture project had gotten the grant for their landscaping project; any members who wanted to help would be welcome. There will be aerospace and beef meetings over spring break. Hannah Pralle announced that the By-law committee would meet after the club meeting. There will be a photography meeting March 10 and older members and parents would be needed to help; email Jessica Boekman for more information. Katie Pralle moved to adjourn the meeting by saying the club motto; the motion was seconded and passed. Bonfire volunteers thanked the club for allowing them to visit and gave feedback. Easton Breault led recreation. Refreshments followed.

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USD 383 — SCHOOL MEALS March 5-9 — ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Oatmeal Choc. Chip Bar or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Chicken O’s or Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Apple with Caramel Dip, Fresh Broccoli, Baby Carrots, Cinnamon Puff, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Hot Pocket or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Super Nachos or String Cheese & Crackers, Lettuce & Tomato, Corn, Refried Beans, Frozen Juice Bar, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Homemade Cinnamon Roll or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: All Beef Hot Dog or Chicken Salad Sandwich, Cheese Nips, Green Beans, Strawberries and Bananas, Brownie, Milk. THURSDAY- Breakfast: Chicken Biscuit or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Cheeseburger or PB & J Uncrustable, Potato Smiles, Broccoli & Cheese Sauce, Fresh Orange, Milk. FRIDAY- Breakfast: Funnel Cake or Yogurt, or Cereal, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Hoagie Sandwich, Mixed Vegetables, Freshly Cut Cucumber Slices, Applesauce, Animal Cracker, Milk.

— MIDDLE SCHOOLS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Chicken Biscuit, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Applesauce, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Cinnamon Puff, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Funnel Cake, Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Lasagna Roll-Up, Baby Carrots with Dip, Pineapple Tidbits, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Breadstick,Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Homemade Cinnamon Roll, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Breaded Beef Pattie, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas & Carrots Strawberries and Bananas, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice,Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Milk. THURSDAY- Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: All Beef Hot Dog, Tater Tots, Corn, Peaches, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Funyun’s, Milk. FRIDAY- NO SCHOOL TODAY.

— HIGH SCHOOL EAST CAMPUS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Chicken Biscuit, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Popcorn Chicken, Seasoned Potato Wedges, Broccoli with Cheese Sauce, Applesauce, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Cinnamon Puff, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Funnel Cake, Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Lasagna Roll-Up, Baby Carrots with Dip, Pineapple Tidbits, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice, Breadstick,Chocolate Chip Cookie, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Homemade Cinnamon Roll, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Breaded Beef Pattie, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas & Carrots Strawberries and Bananas, Assorted Fresh Fruit or Juice,Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Milk. THURSDAY- Breakfast: Biscuits & Gravy or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: All Beef Hot Dog, Tater Tots, Corn, Peaches, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Funyun’s, Milk. FRIDAY- NO SCHOOL TODAY.

— HIGH SCHOOL WEST CAMPUS — MONDAY- Breakfast: Frudel or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Burrito topped with Cheese, Steamed Carrots, Lettuce & Tomato, Side Salad, Funyun’s, Applesauce, Peaches, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Cinnamon Puff, Milk. TUESDAY- Breakfast: Ham Breakfast Bar, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Super Nachos, Lettuce & Tomato, Corn, Refried Beans, Side Salad, Pears, Pineapple Tidbits, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Milk. WEDNESDAY- Breakfast: Glazed Donut, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk. Lunch: Teryaki Chicken, Rice, Fresh Broccoli, Peas & Carrots, Side Salad, Fruit Cocktail, Strawberries & Bananas, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Brownie, Whole Grain Dinner Roll, Milk. THURSDAY- Breakfast: Sausage Biscuit, Cereal or Yogurt, Toast, Fruit or Juice, Choice of Milk Lunch: Lasagna Roll-Up, Cucumber Slices with Dip, Mixed Vegetables, Side Salad, Pears, Peaches, Assorted Fresh Fruit, Juice, Breadstick, Milk. FRIDAY- NO SCHOOL TODAY.


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he case of Christopher Tappin raises questions about the U.K.’s extradition treaty with the U.S. The retired businessman was extradited to Texas to face charges that he conspired in the sale of specialized batteries to Iran. U.S. authorities allege that Tappin, who ran a shipping company, knew the batteries were destined for use in Iranian surface-to-air missiles. Tappin says he had no such knowledge and was entrapped by an FBI sting. Under the treaty the U.S. had merely to convince an English court that there is a “reasonable suspicion” against Tappin — a test which critics say is less rigorous than the equivalent for Americans whose extradition is sought by the UK. The treaty was agreed after 9/11 to expedite extradition of terror suspects. But other cases have raised concerns that it is biased toward U.S. interests. Both Conservatives and the Lib Dems promised reform, but a wide-ranging review last year by a senior judge concluded that the treaty was fair. But Tappin’s case will add to the calls for a fresh review of our U.S. extradition treaty. London Evening Standard

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he latest assessment of risk over the 50-year expected life of the National Bio- and AgroDefense Facility came as good news to advocates of the proposed research site. In documents released Friday, researchers put the risk of a deadly outbreak of foot-andmouth disease from NBAF at 0.11 percent. That figure factors in tornadoes and earthquakes. When researchers exclude catastrophic events, the risk shrinks to 0.008 percent — 8 one-thousandths of 1 percent. That’s a monumental improvement from an assessment of Department of Homeland Security work in 2010 performed by the National Research Council. It placed the likelihood of a deadly release from NBAF at 70 percent over 50 years. It isn’t hard to imagine NBAF opponents questioning the newer assessment — even wondering if it’s legitimate. But the more recent assessment was based on more complete information than the previous assessment. The 2010 assessment was based on design documents that were just 15 percent complete; the latest assessment, by comparison, was based on design documents 65 percent complete. The latest assessment, which suggests that flaws have been addressed, will be reviewed later this month. As reassuring as the latest assessment is, it’s fair to wonder what an assessment will find when the designs are entirely complete. Ideally, the risk would shrink further, but it’s possible — though we’d like to believe highly unlikely — that designs yet to be completed could somehow add to the risk of a harmful release. An assessment when the designs are complete would be instructive. Members of the Kansas congressional delegation expressed understandable delight with the latest report. U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran’s comments were typical: “The safety of NBAF’s research is a top priority, and this updated report confirms that the NBAF design is sound.” We continue to support NBAF, and we think Manhattan is an ideal site for it. We share the frustration of other Kansans with the Obama administration’s decision to omit funding for it in the 2013 federal budget, ostensibly so the project’s purpose and scope could be reassessed. Given that estimates for the facility continue to rise, Gov. Sam Brownback may well be right in sensing that the growing expense is the greater obstacle. We trust that our congressional delegation and state officials will do all they can to persuade the White House of both the need and the integrity of NBAF. And we would add simply that Manhattan is more than ready to move forward.

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n unusually reflective Hugo Chávez disclosed recently that his cancer has apparently returned, conceding that this forces the Venezuelan strongman to “rethink my personal agenda.” The turn of events, although not totally unexpected, casts a shadow over Venezuela’s political future and the upcoming presidential elections. Even before the latest development, Chávez’s henchmen had turned their rhetorical guns against his main opponent in this year’s presidential elections, Henrique Capriles Radonski. A Chávez propagandist denounced Capriles as the embodiment of Zionism and disparaged this as “an ideology of terror.” The disclosure of Chávez’s cancer recurrence will no doubt raise the profile of Capriles even higher as someone who can carry the banner of democracy to victory in October. For once, the opposition has united behind a single figure, Capriles, who wants to restore Venezuela’s institutions and end the chaos, mismanagement and dead-end policies of Chávez. The international community cannot look the other way. Venezuela’s friends, including the United States and the Organization of American States, should denounce the scurrilous campaign against Capriles. The key to what happens next may lie with Venezuela’s military, the ultimate guarantors of democracy. Mr. Chávez has done his best to indoctrinate the armed forces, but many believe it is not blindly proChavez, at least not yet. The military would become even more important in any non-Chávez scenario. The generals should be reminded that they owe their allegiance to the nation, not to Chávez, to safeguard the country’s democratic tradition. Miami Herald

Etcetera... Blagojevich gets an assist for Chicago, which wins the corruption Olympics hands down. Since 1976, 1,531 public officials in the Chicago area have been convicted of corruption, more than in any other jurisdiction, says the Chicago Tribune.

Letters to the Editor In Pott County, partnerships have enhanced economic development To the Editor: Thank you very much for the generous press coverage about our recent annual report to the county commissioners. We really appreciate your interest and your service. In our report to the commission, I made a point of expressing our deep appreciation for partnerships that have allowed a number of economic development projects to occur in the county in the recent past. Depending on the particular project, those partnerships have included our county commissioners, the Kansas Departments of Commerce and Transportation, the city councils of Onaga and Wamego, the city manager of Wamego, our county administrator, our state representative, Network Kansas, the North Central Kansas Planning Commission, the Washburn Small Business Development Center, U.S.D.A. Rural Development, a number of locally-owned banks and others who have partnered in planning or financing to make a number of business development projects possible over the past couple of years. These partnerships have been crucial in

creating the environment for several projects to be created within the county, including the Caterpillar Work Tools expansion in Wamego, the new grocery store in Onaga and the location of MSBiotec/Megastarter in Wamego in 2010. In our report to the commission, we celebrated those partnerships, and rightly so. Just one small clarification: The only action we’ve taken recently with regard to MGP Ingredients in Onaga has been to try to help them find additional markets for their biopolymer products. While I did mention the location of MGP Ingredients in Onaga as another example of a successful partnership, it is a partnership that occurred a few years back and was not something we worked on over the past year. I did give it as an example, but as an historical example, and not as something recent or current. We really appreciate all the press interest and reporting and thank each of you very much for it. We’re looking forward to more partnerships and successes in 2012 and in the years to come. Robert L. Cole, Director Pottawatomie County Economic Development Corporation Wamego

Join effort to encourage people to strike ‘r-word’ from their usage To the Editor: In the past, terms like “mental retardation” or “mentally retarded” were medical terms with clinical meanings. Today, however, the words “retard” and “retarded” are used widely to insult someone, or as synonyms for “dumb” or “stupid.” It is common to hear someone say, “That is so retarded” or “Don’t be such a retard.” My older brother, Nick, has intellectual disabilities, and as Miss Manhattan 2012, I am proud to support “Spread the Word to End the Word.” This is an ongoing effort to raise consciousness about the hurtful effects of the word “retard(ed)” and to encourage people to pledge to stop using the “r-word.” Wednesday, March 7, is this year’s annual day of activation. Please take a moment to go to www.r-word.org. You can take the pledge to support elimination of the derogatory use of the r-word from every-day speech and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities. Sophia Tolentino Miss Manhattan 2012 255 Ridge Drive

Fake Patty’s Day questions await answers Patty’s Day. An honest effort this might be, but in my opinion it totally misses the mark for doing anything to make Fake Patty’s Day more responsible. It tacitly supports what Fake Patty’s Day has become, and it does little or nothing to address the negative impact Fake Patty’s Day has on the numerous service businesses in Aggieville. The Aggieville Business Association is trying to justify an event that has no justification. Since this Green Break promotion was made solely by the Aggieville Business Association board without opportunity for member input, I

more responsible to our community. This is not the direction I think the Aggieville Business Association or the community should be taking. My suggestion — given last year to both the he weekend of March 10 will be this year’s City Commission and the Aggieville Business rendition of Fake Patty’s Day. Much has Association — remains for Fake Patty’s Day to been said and written about this event, which return to just one Aggieville Business Associaevolved from an Aggieville Business Association-sponsored event with a race and parade as tion-sponsored St. Patrick’s Day event that usuhas been done for 30-plus years. ally occurred on a Saturday when the Kansas I think the Aggieville Business Association State University students were gone on spring needs to work with the community and with break. Kansas State University to schedule and orgaWe now have at least two community events a nize this one St. Patrick’s event on a Saturday week apart associated with St. Patrick’s Day. when K-State students are not on Fake Patty’s Day has resulted in numerspring break so it is a complete and ous problems for the community. New hopefully responsible community ordinances have been passed for the An honest effort this might be, event. I do hope that the efforts of this safety of the community year-round but but in my opinion it totally misses the mark past year will lead to a safer and more appear particularly aimed at curtailing responsible Fake Patty’s Day this Fake Patty’s Day. We are informed that for doing anything to make Fake Patty’s Day year. I have noticed less promotion of all laws will be strictly enforced on Fake Patty’s Day this year, so maybe Fake Patty’s Day. All those efforts, espemore responsible. the right message is beginning to be cially by the police and fire departheard. However, I suspect that when ments, are appreciated by this lifelong community member and Aggieville business see no other option but to state that as an this year’s event is over, we will be continuing Aggieville Business Association member, I do to have community and Aggieville Business owner. One thing I cannot support is the Aggieville not approve of this decision and I do not want to Association member discussions next year. Questions will likely remain. Who remains Business Association’s decision to sponsor an be associated with it. I do so understanding that event called “Green Break” that will occur we are operating under a new relationship responsible for this? Does profiting at our simultaneously with Fake Patty’s Day this year. between the city, the Aggieville Business Asso- neighbor’s expense outweigh our responsibiliThis Green Break was first presented at the last ciation and Aggieville business owners with ty to our neighbor? What message are we sendAggieville Business Association meeting on the latest fee ordinance regarding the ing to our young people, our future leaders? Feb. 7 as a way for there to be sidewalk vending Aggieville Business Improvement District. Will the love of money continue to make our of food and retail items this year, a non-alcohol This statement comes after discussions with community tolerate something we all know is the Aggieville Business Association board left wrong? alternative to Fake Patty’s Day. I understand that the Aggieville Business me with the impression that its intent is to conDr. Douglas Stigge, an optometrist and longtime Association was under some pressure to come tinue to facilitate Fake Patty’s Day more as it is up with a responsible effort to address Fake rather than end it or replace it with something resident, has an office at 1202 Moro St.

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Cycle of fear fuels immigrant bashing Joshua E. Keating Foreign Policy

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ASHINGTON — Stoking fears of foreigners is perhaps the oldest trick in the political playbook. From Benjamin Franklin’s 1751 warning that Pennsylvania would soon become a “Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them,’’ to modern-day Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who laments a coming “Eurabia’’ dominated by Islam, playing up the threat posed by new arrivals is a surefire, if cynical, way to win votes. Why do such arguments still work? Western countries have absorbed wave after wave of immigration without civilizational collapse. How can Americans, whose ancestors were accused of importing German fascism, Italian Catholicism, or Jewish socialism, take seriously the threat of “creeping sharia’’ or a Mexican reconquista? If one judges by recent studies, it’s pretty hard to stop the cycle of fear. Paradoxically, anti-immigrant prejudices are often based on flawed premises, but exposure to

more information doesn’t necessarily change them. A 2011 study by political scientists Jennifer Fitzgerald, Amber Curtis, and Catherine Corliss found that anti-immigrant attitudes in Germany were far more closely correlated to fears of crime than cultural concerns, even though first-generation immigrants in Germany are no more likely than natives to be criminals. Surprisingly, they also found that Germans who are more politically engaged and consume more news are especially likely to make the dubious linkage between immigrants and crime, an effect they attribute to the anti-immigrant rhetoric employed by the media and politicians — including Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said last year (incorrectly) that Germans ’’must accept that the level of crime in immigrant youth is particularly high.’’ Surely it’s no coincidence that fears of crime by immigrants increase during election years. Such fears are often driven by factors that have nothing to do with the immigrant communities in question. A 2011 study, for example, found that anti-Latino sentiment in the United States jumped sharply following the 9/11 attacks —

though, of course, no Latinos were responsible. This might seem odd in diverse, tolerant cities such as New York, but research finds that natives don’t necessarily react better to immigrants when they live among more of them. French researchers conducted a game experiment with groups of ’’rooted’’ French and Muslims, finding that the generosity of the rooted French toward Muslims decreased as the number of Muslims in the group increased. The researchers named this the “Hortefeux effect’’ after former French Interior Minister Brice Hortefeux, who said of Arabs in 2009, ’’When there’s one, that’s OK. It’s when there’s a lot of them that there are problems.’’ πOf course, attitudes do change eventually. In today’s America, an Anglo-Saxon describing people of German descent as “Palatine Boors,’’ as Ben Franklin did in the 18th century, would be viewed more as a quaint eccentric than a dangerous racist. But it’s cold comfort to today’s new arrivals to know that the only thing that may change attitudes is the passage of centuries. Joshua E. Keating is an associate editor at Foreign Policy.


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Drive the politics out of gasoline prices Charles Lane Washington Post

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as may be getting expensive, but talk is still cheap. So politicians are responding to the latest spike in petroleum prices as they always do: with a barrage of partisan accusations that has muchmoretodowithexploitingtheissue than addressing it. Republicans say prices are high becausePresidentObamanixedtheKeystone XL pipeline and didn’t open enough federal land and coastline to oil drilling. “There are no short-term silver bullets when it comes to gas prices,’’ Obama responded in a speech last week. “And anyone who says otherwise is just not telling the truth.’’ Obama’s absolutely right about that. But I’d have more sympathy if he and his party had not played the same demagogic game against the Republicans in 2007 and 2008, or if he weren’t recycling the usual Democratic attacks on oil-industry tax breaks. Those industry loopholes are hard to defend on tax-efficiency grounds; but since they subsidize supply, their effect, ifany,ongaspricesistoreducethem.The president went on to tout a $14 million federal grant to help make fuel from algae.Thatparticularmiracle’sbeenjust around the corner for decades now. Please, everyone, just ignore this blather. Here’s what is actually going on: World crudeoilpricesdeterminethevastmajority of the per-gallon price of gasoline — 76 percent of it, according to the U.S. Energy

Information Administration. Those prices have been trending upward for more than a decade, largely because of surging demand in China and other emerging markets. Gas prices have followed suit. Crude, and gasoline, prices crashed when the world economy crashed — at about the time Obama took office in January 2009. But they resumed their upward march shortly thereafter. Republicans cry: “Aha! It is his fault!’’ In fact, higher crude prices reflect the recovery in global demand, which is good news: a result of economic recovery more generally. In fact, without those higher crude prices, there would have been less incentive for U.S. entrepreneurs to invest in fracking technology and produce the extraordinary new sources of shale oil in NorthDakotaandelsewherethatarecreating jobs and wealth, and gradually liberating the United States from foreign sources of supply. Federal Reserve policy probably has something to do with higher oil prices, too. Since the Fed’s zero percent interest rate cheapens the dollar, it takes more dollars to buy the same amount of oil and other commodities. Gas prices are subject to seasonal and other variations. They “rise in the first

half of the year,’’ — about now — “plateau during the peak summer driving season and retrace most of the earlier gains in the back half of the year,’’ Deutsche Bank’sU.S.EconomicsWeeklyexplained Feb. 24. This is because of refinery maintenance schedules, the annual shift of production to warm-weather fuel “blends’’ and other technical factors. Despite all the howling, February was “only moderately ahead of the usual seasonal trend,’’ Deutsche Bank reports. That modest increase is probably due to market nervousness about Iran and the long-planned shutdown of three refineries along the U.S. East Coast, says Tom Kloza, an expert on gas prices at the Oil Price Information Service. On his blog, www.speakingofoil.com,

Kloza predicted the current run-up in gas prices almost to the day. He also says that regular unleaded will peak around $4.25 per gallon in late spring, before drifting below $3 by the second half of the year — barring a cataclysm in the Middle East. When prices go back down, Obama will neither get, nor deserve, any credit — any more than George W. Bush did when prices sank from their various peaks while he was president. The truth is American motorists are caught up in a vast global market for energy whose cyclical forces of supply and demand are more important than the short-term policy choices of the U.S. government. Yes, we probably can, and should, pump more oil out of our federal lands and offshore. But we can’t just ignore the risk of oil spills. Anyway, to the extent more drilling increases the supply of oil, itwillalsomoderateprices—andreduce the incentive to drill. Yes, we should experiment with oilfrom-algae schemes and the like. But the era of cheap, abundant energy from nonfossil fuels is still many years away — and anyone who suggests otherwise is not telling the truth. As gas goes up and down, motorists just havetogrinandbearit.Ifonlypoliticians wouldn’t compound the pain by insulting our intelligence.

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Greeks today could ask what Pericles would do James Romm Special to the L.A. Times

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reeks are divided over the government’s plan to offer the Parthenon and other heritage sites as film and photo backdrops to raise revenue during its economic crisis. “This is sacrilege!” a Greek tour guide protested. But others thought that, humbling though the measure might be, it was at least better than begging for foreign bailouts. For some Greeks, the debate may have evoked a sense of deja vu. Pericles, the great Athenian statesman, also proposed raiding the Parthenon to meet a shortfall nearly 2,500 years ago — challenging the boundaries not just of good taste but of religious taboo. The Parthenon has always been a symbol of Athenian pride, but when first built in the mid-5th century B.C., it was also a monument to Athenian wealth. Within it was housed the state treasury and a hoard of gold and silver vessels, the sacred property of Athena. A colossal statue of that goddess, decked with ivory skin and gold-leaf armor, dazzled visitors with a display of Athens’ massive fiscal surplus. To exploit such holy relics was, ordinarily, a heinous crime, and “temple robber” was about the worst thing an ancient Greek could be called. Yet financial crises have a way of redefining what is sacred and what is not, as modern Europe has learned. So do long wars, which often lead to financial crises — as did the war Athens and Sparta begun in 431 BC, the heyday of Pericles. Pericles proposed, as that war loomed, that if Athens exhausted its funds, it could melt down and coin Athena’s treasure or pawn the gold and ivory on the statue of the goddess. In modern terms, this was as extreme as using the Parthenon not just as a film set but as a five-star hotel. The pious must have howled in protest, but Thucydides, the historian who recorded the episode, presents it matter of factly as just another example of Pericles’ sound common sense. Thucydides even notes that Pericles, while overseeing the Parthenon’s construction, had thought to make the statue’s gold and ivory plates detachable. If so — no trace of the statue or its precious covering survives — then the canny statesman had a sharp eye for what we would call liquidity. Pericles only committed capital to the Acropolis after

making sure that the city, in a pinch, could get it back again. Pericles softened his proposals by vowing that whatever Athens took from the Parthenon it would replace, presumably whenthewarwaswon.Butasthat war became a desperate slugfest, long after Pericles’ death, the “loan” turned into a gift. Faced with ruin and imminent defeat, Athens helped itself to the temple hoard and never restored it — though it did pay a small rate of interest. Athena, evidently, was a more lenient creditor than modern Greece’s bondholders. Surprising though Pericles’ statue-stripping scheme might be, it is surpassed in audacity by another plan, also recorded by Thucydides. Advisors from Corinth allegedly told the Spartans to fund their war effort with Greece’s most sacred gold, the treasures of Olympia and Delphi. Corinth was famous for sharp business practice, but the reverent Spartans raised no objection to the plan. The two holiest shrinesinHellaswere,underthis plan, to be used in effect as ATMs (though the cash withdrawn was, in theory, to be paid back). Delphi is one of the heritage sites that modern Greece will promote as sets for ads and films. Purists may be appalled to see bathing suits modeled and soft drinks guzzled in front of Apollo’soracle.Buttheycantakecomfort in the thought that the Delphic priests themselves were savvy salesmen. They happily took cash in exchange for favorable prophecies. Lacking an army, they spread legends suggesting that the gods would bring disaster on any who raided their shrine. The tactic worked — until it didn’t. Much of Delphi’s treasure ended up coined to hire soldiers, after a neighboring citystateseizedthesiteinthe4thcentury B.C. Pericles would admire modern Greeks for using cherished relics to bootstrap themselves out of crisis. So would Thucydides, Pericles’ great fan and chronicler. Both men were modernists and pragmatists, willing to regard even a shrine as a revenue stream. In tough times, they understood, a brave nation does what must be done — even if that means shaking down the gods. James Romm is a professor of classics at Bard College and author of “Ghost on the Throne: The Death of Alexander the Great and the War for Crown and Empire.”

here are currently four spokes to the wheel that Iran is turning to ratchet up tension in the region. By refusing to permit inspectors from the U.N.’s nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency, examine the key military nuclear site at Parchin, south of Tehran, the Iranian government has once again kicked sand in the face of the international community. When the IAEA team arrived in the country, at Iran’s invitation, it seemed that at last Tehran’s claim that its nuclear program is for civilian purposes only could be fully tested. But not a bit of it. Once again the IAEA people became bogged down, with two days of frustrating meetings at which it quickly became apparent the Iranians were not about to accede to UN demands. The second spoke is the movement of two warships through the Suez canal and

into the eastern Mediterranean. Leaving Egyptian waters, the vessels headed straight to Syria, where it is suspected they offloaded further armaments for the Bashar Assad regime. This third spoke to its brinkmanship wheel are joint

force exercises carried out by Iran in the Gulf. The threat to block the Strait of Hormuz has to be taken seriously by all neighboring countries. The final spoke on the dangerous wheel is the cutting off of oil supplies to France and the United Kingdom in advance of the implementa-

tion of the EU’s decision to boycott Iranian oil. The cut-off is not of itself serious — Iran sold the French and British relatively small amounts of crude. But it will have political and propaganda resonance where the Iranian regime most needs it, on its very own streets. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad knows that the one thing that would unite Iranians behind his crumbling government, the one element that could restore his weakening control of the political process, would be an outside attack on something Iranian. Whether it is an Iranian warship or warplane or even the suspect Parchin military nuclear site itself does not matter. Iranians are a proud people. Such an attack would reunite them in anger and few would be likely to admit that it was the suicidal maneuverings of their own government that had provoked this assault.

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emorialDayisstillseveralmonthsaway,but it would be nice to think that all Americans still hold some place in their hearts for those who have gave what Abraham Lincoln called the “last full measure of devotion” for their country. The conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan have made the casualties of battle not some historic recollection of Gettysburg but a real and ongoing reminder of the cost of freedom and the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women now serving in the U.S. armed forces. Surely, we hold those lives no less precious today than in the time of the Civil War. Ensuring that Americans such as Maj. Robert Marchanti, 48, a Baltimore public school teacher who was killed last week during a riot outside a U.S. base in Afghanistan, do not die in vain is surely as noble a pursuit today as it was in November 1863. The riot took place because Afghans were outraged at the burning of Qurans by U.S. military personnel. Most Americans were probably outraged to hear of it, too, if only because of the sheer stupidityinvolved.Anti-U.S.feelingsintheIslamic world are too prevalent to think that the incident would not cause an intense emotional reaction. Already, protests have caused the deaths of more than 30 people, including U.S. soldiers. So President Barack Obama’s letter of apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai was not only justified but compelled under the circumstances. Does the U.S. countenance the burning of a Quran, an act strictly forbidden under Islamic law, in an Islamic country? Only those who wish to turn U.S. involvement in the country into an unwinnable holy war could possibly advocate such an insanity. If Obama had not issued his calculated apology, most rational Americans, and especially military families who have such a personal stake in the matter, would be justifiably outraged by his indifference to the grave risks involved. It could easily be interpreted as a signal that the White House saw involvement in Afghanistan not as nation building or guarding against an al-Qaida resurgence in the still-struggling country but in defeating Islam itself. Yet Obama came under withering criticism from the right, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who chose not to serve in the military during the Vietnam War. Gingrich called the apology “astonishing” and undeserved. Admittedly, saying something so outrageous and jingoistic is hardly beyond the pale for Gin-

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grich. He obviously believes that anti-Islamic sentiments run deep enough among certain Republican voters that lashing out against an apology might be seen as strongly pro-America. Of course, nothing could be further from the truth. What exactly is the downside to regretting a mistake, particularly one for which there is no reasonable explanation? It does not make us weaker, but might cause us to seem more human in the eyes of those hurt by our actions. It’s not “appeasing radical Islamists” to try to keep more Afghans from becoming radicalized. It’s a strategy that’s already helping: Afghan leaders have called for calm, and protests are less frequent and less violent since their peak last week. But don’t look for the right-wing diatribes to end. Rick Santorum has also suggested the apology was wrong (albeit in milder terms than Gingrich) because the burning was not intentional. Alas, it’s always easier to drum up anger against those who hate us then to invite a more thoughtful, appropriate and less emotional course of action — even when it serves America’s interest. Apologize to Afghanistan’s leader? That’s not an easy swallow. Our cultures and values are so different. And anger over 9/11 alone makes it difficult. But reducing tensions in Kabul is only helpful to our military and the difficult role they face in a country that has suffered far more than most Americans could even begin to imagine. If words can help heal that rift, then let them. Better to bring peace with a paper and pen then with American lives. Those who served, or who have lost friends or relatives in armed conflicts, know this all too well. The rest of us ought to have the good sense to respect that lesson and move on.

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ne of the characteristics of international politics is that countries have different ways of doing things. Most of my students are shocked to learn that Canada’s prime minister is one of the most powerful national executives in the world. He or she can pretty do whatever he or she wants, though there may be a political price in the House of Commons. Canadians long ago decided this was the system that fit them best. Likewise, some countries don’t have a president. In the U.K., the president’s jobs are divided between the prime minister and the queen. When Germans put their government together in the aftermath of World War II, they wanted a strong chancellor but were determined to limit his or her power through a strong legislature. The Germans also decided to limit the power of the president to such things as signing bills the legislature approves. Mostly, the position is ceremonial. He or she was to be apolitical (regardless of past political alliances), and would serve as a symbol of moral authority. Influence would be by actions and speeches. The most recent president, Christian Wulff, was accused of making some shady deals when he was state premier in Lower Saxony just before becoming president. For several weeks he fought demands that he resign, but his position was not sustainable. As Wulff put it, “The developments of recent days and months have shown that this confidence, and therefore my ability to act, have been lastingly impaired.” The Hanover prosecutor’s officer called for the German government to waive the president’s immunity from prosecution, and on Feb. 17, Wulff resigned. Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a trip to Rome and accepted Wulff's resignation with the “utmost respect and deepest personal regret.” Importantly, Wulff is the second president who has had to resign in the past two years; Horst Kohler was the other one. Horst Seehofer, president of the Bundesrat, the upper house of parliament, will assume the role of president until a new one is selected. One might have expected Merkel’s standing to have suffered, but she remains popular, primarily because of the hard-line position she took toward Greece and the changes the European Community demanded. Indeed,relations between Germany and Greece are badly strained. The Wulff case was a distraction when Merkel was dealing with the EU economic crisis. The question the Germans face now is is who will replace him. Merkel has said that this time she wants a person who all three major parties — the Social Democrats, the Free Democrats and Merkel’s ruling Christian Democratic Party — can live with. If that fails, a special assembly made up of members of the lower house and representatives of Germany’s 16 states (a total of 1,244 members) would elect the president on March 18. Merkel has only a slim ruling majority, which means it would be difficult for her to push through her preferred candidate. After meeting with the other parties, Merkel agreed to back a former East German activist for president: Joachim Gauck, a protestant pastor. In expressing her support for Gauck, Merkel, the daughter of an East German pastor, said, “Let’s not forget that it was churchmen like Joachim Gauck who helped bring about East Germany’s peaceful revolution” — in other words, the collapse of the former East Germany. Gauck received a phone call from Merkel just after he landed in Berlin. To quote Gauck, “What moves me the most is that a person who was born during this sinister, dark war and then lived through 50 years of dictatorship, that such a person should be called upon to become head of state. One German newspaper said it best in a headline: “Gauck’s strength is his background.” He dedicated himself to fighting for human rights under a communist regime. Gauck understands the demands of the office he might be about to assume and said he hopes “people won’t think I am a superman and a mistake-free individual.” Given the problems Germany has faced in finding a person with moral authority for the office, no one expects him to be a superman — just a moral example and leader. Dale R. Herspring, a University Distinguished Professor and a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a retired U.S. diplomat.


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Education Briefs Northview principal named to Kansas Master Teachers Shelley Aistrup, principal of Northview Elementary and College Hill Preschool, is one of seven 2012 Kansas Master Teachers. The awards, established by Emporia State University in 1953, are presented to teachers who have served the profession long and well and typify the good qualities of earnest and conscientious teachers. Aistrup’s honor follows last year’s Master Teacher award for another USD 383 employee, Lou Ann Getz, clinical instructor at Anthony and Eisenhower middle schools. Aistrup is the seventh recipient from USD 383 since 1999. Each candidate must have served at least five years in schools in Kansas as a teacher or administrator, exemplified teaching or administrative effectiveness, and demonstrated the attitude and abilities specified in the National Education Association's code of ethics. Candidates for the awards are typically nominated by local teacher associations and school faculties. The 2012 class will be honored April 4 in Emporia. Cost for the meal is $14. Reservations are required and must be received by March 23. For more information or to make reservations, contact the ESU Teachers College dean's office at tcstudent@emporia.edu or call 620341-5367.

Area students make KU’s fall semester honor roll More than 4,500 undergraduate students at the University of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2011 semester. Criteria varies among academic units. Some schools honor the top 10 percent of students enrolled, some establish a minimum grade-point average and others raise the minimum GPA for each year students are in school. Area honorees are as follows: Blue Rapids: Kirk Allen Duensing. He is a senior in Biology. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dwight: Abby Rae Switzer. She is a Prof 1 in Pharmacy. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Pharmacy. Ft. Riley: Heather Jean Smith. She is a senior in Anthropology and Women's Studies. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Louisville: Kristopher Noah Velasco. He is a junior in Political Science. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Manhattan: Alexandra Eduardovna Akhunova. She is a sophomore in Biology and Pre-Medicine. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Philip Brian Anderson. He is a sophomore in Music Education. He was named to the honor roll for the School of Music. William Andrew Anderson. He is a senior in Spanish. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. K R Azad. He is a sophomore in Music Composition and Computer Science. He was named to the honor roll for the School of Engineering and School of Music. Charles Kelly Barkley. He is a sophomore in Economics and English. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Gina Rose Beebe. She is a freshman in Anthropology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Margaret Ann Biberstein. She is a junior in Undecided. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Casey Nicole Brown. She is a senior in Psychology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Allison Colburn. She is a junior in Pre-Nursing and Sociology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Rebecca Jane Coonrod. She is a senior in Elementary Education. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Education. Fritzi L Domingo. She is a

Prof 1 in Pharmacy. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Pharmacy. Daniel Austin Duclos. He is a freshman in Pre-Pharmacy. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Hannah Katherine Duff. She is a junior in Environmental Studies and Pre-Education. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Timothy Daniel Ellis. He is a senior in Chemistry. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sinclaire Ashley Erdwien. She is a senior in Philosophy and Pre-Law and History. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Robert Raymond Fowler. He is a freshman in History. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Janani Reddy Ganta. She is a sophomore in Business Administration. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Business. Chelsea Nicole Johnson. She is a senior in Accounting. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Business. Barbara Korten. She is a freshman in Biology and Cognitive Psychology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Bharath Krishnamoorthi. He is a senior in Chemical Engineering. He was named to the honor roll for the School of Engineering. Sophia Sayako Loschky. She is a senior in Biology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Heather Nicole Lund. She is a senior in Management and Leadership and Marketing. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Business. Ian Thomas Maatta. He is a senior in East Asian Language & Cultures and Linguistics. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Monica G Melhem. She is a senior in Environmental Studies. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Joseph Tucker Moberly. He is a junior in Atmospheric Science. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Evan R Nelson. He is a freshman in Undecided. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Emily Elizabeth Parsons. She is a senior in Biochemistry and Pharmacy and Pre-Dentistry. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Taylor Ramsey Patterson. He is a senior in Biology. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Neil Jameson Phillips. He is a sophomore in Biology. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Shayna Courtney Poole. She is a sophomore in English. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Genevieve Claire Riley. She is a junior in Pre-Medicine and Pre-Arts. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sara Ann Salava. She is a Prof 1 in Pharmacy. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Pharmacy. Mercedes T Santiago. She is a freshman in Biology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Hannah Tan Shult. She is a senior in African & AfricanAmerican Studies and Biology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Jeri Carol Smith. She is a senior in Accounting. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Business. Hazel Ann Tully. She is a senior in Design. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Arts. Megan Ashley Walker. She is a sophomore in Pre-Physician's Assistant and Human Biology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Sushu Wang. She is a senior in East Asian Language & Cultures and Political Science. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Lynda Beth Westervelt. She is a senior in Community Health. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Education. Sean Matthew Weston. He is a junior in American Studies. He was named to the honor roll

for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Heidi Elizabeth Wetzel. She is a senior in Visual Art Education. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences School of Arts. Julia C Yang. She is a sophomore in Biology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Ogden: Tashayla Markea Garrett. She is a junior in Occupational Studies. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Allied Health. Onaga: Eryn Marie Gronewoller. She is a junior in English. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Joel James Schmelzle. He is a senior in Electrical Engineering. He was named to the honor roll for the School of Engineering. Randolph:

Eli J Renfro. He is a freshman in Pre-Medicine. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. St. George: Audrey Nicole Peterson. She is a senior in Spanish. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. St. Marys: Megan Danielle Lueger. She is a senior in Pharmacy. She was named to the honor roll for the School of Pharmacy. Teresa Claire Maddeford. She is a freshman in Anthropology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Regina Mary Palmeri. She is a freshman in Linguistics. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. James Laurence Skees. He is a freshman in Undecided. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Janel Anne Wietharn. She is a senior in Psychology. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Wamego: Patrick Ryan Blanchard. He is a sophomore in Pre-Design. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Adam J Fund. He is a senior in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Nicholas Benjamin McCool. He is a senior in Biology. He was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Elizabeth Mae Scherer. She is a junior in Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Sport Sciences and Community Health. She was named to the honor roll for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


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Recent tornado a reminder to prepare for severe weather Paul Harris pharris@themercury.com

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he tornado that swept through Harveyville Tuesday evening claiming one life was a reminder to all Riley County residents that it's tornado season. Harveyville, in eastern Wabaunsee County, is little more than an hour's drive from Manhattan. Those reminders are important to the city’s substantial transient population, including many Fort Riley soldiers and Kansas State University students, many of whom have never seen a tornado. A tornado struck Manhattan in 2008, doing millions of dollars of damage to homes, apartments and Kansas State University buildings. No one was killed. K-State, which has a couple of tornado sirens on campus, is installing an alarm system in every building, said Steven Galitzer, director of the Department of Environmental Health and Safety. The warning system alerts the building's inhabitants with flashing lights, a scrolling message, and a siren. The new system has been installed in 30 of the 100 buildings on campus, including all of the residence halls. Galitzer said the university also sends text messages and emails. Riley County has a similar system in place, said Riley County Emergency Management Coordinator Laurie Harrison. Galitzer cautioned that there is a fine line in sounding alarms. "You don't want to alert people too much because if they get too many messages, then they are likely to ignore them," he said. "But you want to pro-

tect them." The new building warning systems will only be triggered for a tornado warning during severe weather. The International Student Service Center, which focuses on Kansas State's nearly 1,800 foreign students, puts on a weather seminar every semester. Mary Knapp, state climatologist, covers all severe weather systems, not just tornadoes. She also tells students about the tornado sirens and asks students whether they know where to go during a tornado. Knapp tells students that tornadoes can occur anywhere. But increasing awareness involves more than merely making the information available. Like many Kansans, most international students have never seen a tornado. Maria Beebe, assistant director of the center, who is from the east coast, said even she was unfamiliar with tornado sirens. "When the sirens go off, it means there is a fire," Beebe said she used to assume. The university is not the only source for Manhattan residents hoping to learn more about severe weather. Harrison coordinates a number of meetings throughout the year designed for incoming and current residents. The program informs people about evacuation plans, including what to do after the storm has hit, where to go during a storm, and the dangers of severe thunderstorms. While the programs can help prepare people for tornadoes, Harrison said early notification is the best defense. There are 20 warning sirens in Manhattan, and 30 sirens total in all of Riley County.

Supplies for your storm kit • Water: 1 gallon per person, per day in a plastic container • Food: At least a three-day supply of canned juices, canned meat, canned milk, peanut butter, vitamins, food for your infant, and comfort foods like cookies and tea bags • First -aid kit: One for each car. It should include sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes, a pair of latex gloves, tweezers, moistened towelettes, and a thermometer • Tools and supplies: Needles, thread, toilet paper, soap, aluminum foil, compass, cash, flashlight with extra batteries, and tape • Clothing and bedding: one complete change per person • Special items: books, games, insurance policies, family records, social security cards, diapers, prescription drugs, insulin, extra eye glasses Residents can also sign up for early alerts online. Harrison said the alerts are tied in to a feed from the National Weather Service. She also recommends buying an all-weather radio and creating an evacuation kit. With National Severe Weather Week coming up, residents are encouraged to set up a plan now instead of waiting till a storm hits.

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AFib’s no fun, and that’s no lie For years, I have experienced the weird sensation of skipped heartbeats. They have occurred at play and at rest, at home and at work, during the day and at night. Early on, the occasional missed beats were symptomatized as light flutters in my chest — strange but fleeting. I ignored them, thinking they were nothing out of the ordinary. When my doctor discovered the skips, he told me they were not normal but also not uncommon and that we should “keep an eye” on the situation. As the occasional skips became more frequent and turned into longer-lasting episodes of rapid and irregular heartbeat, the doc told me I was experiencing a condition called atrial fibrillation and that it was time to do something about it. AFib is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat. An estimated 2.3 million Americans suffer from it. In some AFibers, like me, the episodes of arrhythmia come and go. In others, the irregularity is ongoing. The biggest threat connected with AFib is an increased risk of stroke. Symptoms, for me, include a gurgling sensation in the chest. As a fellow AFiber, singer Barry Manilow, perfectly describes the feeling, it’s like “a fish flopping around in my chest.” Fatigue, weakness, light-headedness and shortness of breath are other symptoms I’ve endured. In short, when I’m in AFib, I just feel punk. It amazes me that some people with AFib experience no symptoms. I can feel every skipped beat, every flutter. On several occasions, I have been awakened during the night by the onset of another episode. Manilow, too, says it “blew me away” when he found out that some AFibers don’t feel the irregularities. “When I go into AFib, there’s no way to ignore it,” Manilow says. “My symptoms are sudden, disruptive and can be very frightening.” Mine too. When my doctor and I began the effort to control my AFib, I was given an oral medication, Flecainide, which was intended to keep my heartbeat in a regular, or sinus, rhythm. The drug helped, but there were still times when my heart would suddenly pounce into a fast, irregular rhythm with skipped beats and stay that way. Several times, I had to go to the hospital and undergo a cardioversion, a procedure in which doctors use electric shock on the chest to convert atrial fibrillation to a normal rhythm. My cardiologist eventually added another med, Diltiazem, to my regimen, and the combination of medications seemed to do the trick, keeping my heart beating deeply and regularly. But I still experienced skipped beats — sometimes several times a day. In recent months, more extended episodes of AFib have occurred. During most of these latest bouts, my heart converted to a regular rhythm on its own. But in January, I had to have another cardioversion. I’m now taking the maximum recommended doses of Diltiazem and Flecainide, and my heartbeat has stayed regular and strong for several weeks. I’m experiencing fewer skipped beats, and I feel good. But I know there may come a time when medications can no longer control my AFib. If that happens, there are other options, including a procedure called catheter radiofrequency ablation, in which radio waves are used to actually destroy the parts of the heart that are causing the trouble. Barry Manilow and I are not the only “famous” people who have learned to live with and manage their AFib. Other celebrity AFibers include Vice President Joe Biden, former President George H.W. Bush, evangelist Pat Robertson, rock star Gene Simmons, former Vice President Dick Cheney, ex-NBA standouts Jerry West and Bill Bradley, and hockey player Mario Lemieux. President John Adams is also believed to have been an AFiber. Manilow has recently appeared in a TV commercial with the aim of increasing awareness of AFib’s dangers among those who have the condition and don’t experience its symptoms or feel them and either ignore them or don’t understand what’s going on. For me, the signs are impossible to ignore. So I will continue to faithfully take my meds (which now include Pradaxa, a prescription blood-thinner specifically for AFibers, along with fish oil capsules and an aspirin a day), avoid caffeine, and exercise. And hope that, as the song says, I can keep walking in rhythm.


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PRIVATE GAMES by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. Peter Knight, a member of the Private investigative firm, pursues a murderer who is trying to destroy the London Olympics.

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KILL SHOT by Vince FlynnA CIA superagent hunting down perpetrators of the Pan Am Lockerbie bombing, finds himself caught in a dangerous trap. THE WOLF GIFT by Anne Rice. The making of a modern werewolf.

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I’VE GOT YOUR NUMBER by Sophie Kinsella. A frazzled bride-to-be creates havoc when she appropriates a cellphone she found in the trash. DEFENDING JACOB by William Landay. An assistant district attorney’s life is shaken when his 14-year-old son is accused of murder. 11/22/63 by Stephen King. An English teacher travels back to 1958 by way of a time portal in a Maine diner. His assignment is to stop Lee Harvey Oswald, but first he must determine if Oswald is guilty.

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DEATH COMES TO PEMBERLEY by P.D. James. Six years after Elizabeth Bennet and Darcy marry, their comfortable life is shaken by a murder, as James re-creates the world of “Pride and Prejudice” with a mysterious twist.

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PRIVATE: (POUND)1 SUSPECT by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. When a former lover’s dead body is found in his bed, Jack Morgan, a former Marine and the head of an investigative firm, is accused of murder.

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HOME FRONT by Kristin Hannah. A woman’s husband and children are challenged when she is deployed to Iraq.

CATCH ME by Lisa Gardner. A woman asks Boston detective D.D. Warren to prevent her being murdered in four days.

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AMERICAN SNIPER by Chris Kyle with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. A Navy SEAL who has the most career sniper kills in U.S. military history discusses his childhood, his marriage and his battlefield experiences during the Iraq war.

A crane atop Four World Trade Center, left, dropped a load of steel onto a truck when a cable snapped, Feb. 16, 2012 in New York. No one was seriously injured in the accident. Reports indicate that the crane was removing the beams from the truck when a cable snapped. It’s not clear how high the load had been lifted before it dropped.

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AMERITOPIA by Mark R. Levin. A talkshow host and president of Landmark Legal Foundation surveys the history of utopias and warns that Americans must choose between utopianism and liberty.

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KILLING LINCOLN by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The commentator looks at the events surrounding the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson. A biography of the recently deceased entrepreneur who was the visionary of Apple.

BEHIND THE BEAUTIFUL FOREVERS by Katherine Boo. A journalist reports on families striving for better lives in a Mumbai slum. ONCE UPON A SECRET by Mimi Alford. A former White House intern recounts her affair with John F. Kennedy. QUIET by Susan Cain. Introverts - onethird of the population - are undervalued in American society. BRINGING UP BEBE by Pamela Druckerman. An American mother discovers the principles of French parenting.

UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand. An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II after his bomber went down over the Pacific. HILARITY ENSUES by Tucker Max. More stories from a life of serial debauchery.

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THE START-UP OF YOU by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. Hoffman, of LinkedIn, and Casnocha suggest you manage your career as if it were a startup business. THE END OF ILLNESS by David B. Agus with Kristin Loberg. With a blend of storytelling, research and ideas, a cancer doctor challenges perceptions about what “health” means.

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SEXPERIMENT by Ed and Lisa Young. A pastor and his wife talk about intimacy in marriage.

THE WORLD OF DOWNTON ABBEY by Jessica Fellowes. The TV drama’s companion book offers story and character insights. THE 17 DAY DIET by Mike Moreno. Four cycles to help you burn fat every day. ONE THOUSAND GIFTS by Ann Voskamp. On living a life of joy.

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RELUCTANT HERO Michael Benfante and Dave Hollander Skyhorse Publishing, 2011 223 pages, $24.95

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eluctant Hero” is the story of Michael Benfante, a survivor of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center. His story is a chilling account of not only what he saw and

did Sept. 11, 2001, but also of his 10-year personal journey to cope with those and ensuing events. Benfante was the manager of Networks Plus on the 81st floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower. He was newly engaged to Joy, and they were

getting married on Sept. 13, 2002. On Sept. 11, Benfante arrived at work early and noted that it was a beautiful day. At 8:46 a.m., he was talking to a co-worker when he heard another co- worker scream; a SEE

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ment, she has a group of girlfriends with whom she’ll relax over meals out f people are and drinks. She has removed from recently broken up each other by only a with one the good few degrees of separaguys (a renowned tion, then what does it criminal defense mean when a person is attorney) she was associated with crimidating. As highnals? Gangsters? intensity individuPornographers? In the als, they each have context of a social life, learned how to “to how should a person’s surf each other’s core character be rough spots.” Her interpreted? friends are working For Deputy District through relationAttorney Rachel ship issues, too, onKnight, of the Los again / off-again Angeles Special Trirelationships. als Unit, she is fully Romantic commitaware of how various ments are not easy human associations ones to make. Any can taint a reputation. romantic relationSuch ties, though, may ship will have to be misleading as well. compete with her Marcia Clark’s novel passion for work. “Guilt by Association” She is starting an opens with three prosearly and non-comecutors of an elite unit mittal romance with within the LA District a well-to-do police Attorney’s office. officer (who has These three are another income workaholics who have stream from his a passion for crimedesign work on a fighting. By the end of popular video the day, though, one of GUILT BY ASSOCIATION. Marcia Clark. New York: Little, Brown, & Comgame.) With the the fellow prosecutors, pany. 2011. 356 pp. $25.99 hard cover. untimely death of her Jake Pahlmeyer, is found dead in a compromising circumstance-in colleague, she takes on some additional cases. a dive motel with a young male prostitute. Was One involves the rape of a teenage girl, whose this a murder-suicide stemming from an father-a wealthy physician-has close political ties with a prominent community figure. Used attempt at blackmail? to working on high-powered teams, Knight So who was Pahlmeyer exactly? Knight muses on how little she and her col- maneuvers out an investigating officer who she leagues often about each other because of an terms a “dumb load” and who is more widely nicknamed “Useless” because of his lack of folingrained sense of privacy. Not much one for domestic comforts, Knight low-through. She engages in hands-on investigations and herself lives in the Biltmore Hotel. She puts in long work days and has a challenging prime tags along with police officers in order to get a caseload, with many legal cases fraught with more intimate sense of the cases. She has propolitical risks. Ambitious and smart, she puts gressed so far in part because of her political in long work days and often walks the half- savvy. The Los Angeles of Rachel Knight’s world is dozen blocks back to her hotel room in a nightone of haves and have-nots, riven by class diftime LA. Her professional life comes first. A part of a SEE NO. 2, PAGE D3 sisterhood of powerful women in law enforce-

NARRATIVE OF THE LIFE OF THE BROWN BOY AND THE WHITE MAN, Ronaldo V. Wilson $14

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onaldo Wilson’s collection of poems “Narrative of the Life of the Brown Boy and the White Man,” published by the University of Pittsburg Press and winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize in 2008, explores the often visceral intersection of race, sexuality and youth. By reveling in the subconscious, Wilson’s prose-poems push the boundaries of both poetry and creative non-fiction while the attention to action and detail courtesy of KSU creates a chillingly Ronaldo Wilson, poet vivid reading experience. Each of these poems maintains a third-person narration and focus on the bizarre events and inner workings of the never named “brown boy.” This is not your bask-in-the-beauty poetry and not suitable for children. Wilson faces profound and sometimes ugly subjects like prejudice and racism that often gets pushed to the peripheral in politically conscious culture with the swagger of a young man taking on New York. However, Wilson does not use these subjects to alienate his audience; instead the personality of the brown boy develops into someone distinctly human. Even if the reader does not share in the described minority, they will certainly relate to feelings of rejection, vanity and the desire to be loved. For what could have so easily become a caricature under someone else’s pen, Wilson’s brown boy emerges from striking scenes as a complex character that wonderfully echoes the works of Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. The collection’s reflective moments can seem unusually short, particularly in the presence of otherwise alarming events, but the text, like dreams, is drenched with symbolism. As the title suggests, these poems pay close attenSEE

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Custer author to hold book signing A local man’s view of the Nazi war trials George Armstrong Custer is one of the most iconic figures in the history of the American West. Colorful and controversial, he was brevetted a general at age 23, a Civil War hero, and dead on the plains of Montana at age 36. Most people know the story of his and the 7th Cavalry’s defeat at the Little Big Horn, but perhaps fewer people realize that Custer spent several years in Kansas. From Nov. 1866 until 1871, while posted to Fort Riley, Kansas, Custer found some of his greatest success and failure as a commander. Custer’s years in the state are the focus of author Jeff Barnes’ program, “Custer in Kansas: Breaking in the Boy General,” which he will present at the Manhattan Public Library on Wednesday, March 7, at 7 p.m. Barnes is the author of the newly published “The Great Plains Guide to Custer.” In this historical travel guide, Barnes pinpointed 85 forts, battles and other sites west of the Mississippi associated with the legendary general. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Barnes writes and lives in Omaha. He is a Nebraska native, a journalism graduate of the University of NebraskaLincoln and a frequently requested speaker with the Nebraska Humanities Council. There is a wide range of titles and resources available to Custer history buffs. Websites of interest include www.garryowen.com, featuring Custer’s genealogy, a photo gallery, and a list of curious questions and topics. Jeff Barnes’ website, http://fortsofthenorthernplains.com/, includes links to historic sites associated with Custer. Manhattan Public Library has dozens of titles about Custer’s life and the Little

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ASST. DIRECTOR Bighorn battle, and hundreds of titles about the history of the American West. In “The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn,” author Nathaniel Philbrick sketched the two larger-than-life antagonists: Sitting Bull, whose charisma and political savvy earned him the position of leader of the Plains Indians, and George Armstrong Custer, a man with a reputation for fearless and often reckless courage. Philbrick reminded readers that the Battle of the Little Bighorn was also, even in victory, the last stand for the Sioux and Cheyenne Indian nations. “A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn” by Jim Donovan explored the disastrous battle and the fingerpointing that was its aftermath. Custer, conveniently dead, took the brunt of the blame. The truth, however, was far more complex, and this book related the entire story, bringing to light details of the U.S. Army cover-up. In “The Day the World Ended at Little Bighorn,” Joseph Marshall revealed a picture of the battle previously available only in the Lakota oral tradition. He explored the significance of the battle to the Lakota, and considered the consequences it had for all Native Americans. Louise Barnett investigated the life, death, and mythic afterlife of Custer in her book

“Touched by Fire.” Barnett traced the complexities of Custer’s personality and attempted to understand how this famed military tactician waged an impossible attack at the Little Bighorn. Evan S. Connell’s “Son of the Morning Star” is part study of Plains Indian life, part military history, and part character study. This author used meticulous research and a novelist’s eye to tell a story of heroism, foolishness, and savagery. Elizabeth Bacon Custer remained a devoted widow for fifty-seven years after her husband’s death. She was an outspoken advocate for her husband’s legacy. The myth of Custer, his place as an iconic figure in American history, is largely due to her efforts. Elizabeth Custer, or Libbie as she was known, wrote two books about the experiences and hardships she shared with the General. “Tenting on the Plains” concerns the Custers’ experiences immediately after the Civil War in Texas and Kansas. In “Boots and Saddles,” Libbie wrote about their final years on the plains at Fort Abraham Lincoln in Dakota Territory. Finally George Armstrong Custer also wrote a book about his experiences, “My Life on the Plains: or, Personal Experiences with Indians.” In this collection of his magazine articles, Custer recounted his life in the years immediately following the Civil War and revealed his often ambiguous attitudes towards the Indians. If you’re interested in George Armstrong Custer and Kansas, you won’t want to miss “Custer in Kansas: Breaking in the Boy General,” presented by Jeff Barnes at the Manhattan Public Library on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

The unemployed physicist SIMON: THE GENIUS IN MY BASEMENT by Alexander Masters; Delacorte ($25)

Jim Higgins Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Once again, English writer Alexander Masters has served up a one-of-a-kind biography, both in the unusual subject he chose and in the distinctive way he tells it. “Stuart: A Life Backwards” (2006) probed the life of a charming, volatile homeless man, trying to discover, in Stuart Shorter’s own words, “What murdered the boy I was?” With “ Simon: The Genius in My Basement,” Masters has turned to a less violent but even more puzzling figure, Simon Phillips Norton, a math genius who did revolutionary work in group theory, but now spent much of his time riding buses and trains and fighting against public transportation cuts. Conveniently, Norton was Masters’ landlord and downstairs neighbor through much of his work on the book. Masters tries to determine not only what made Norton brilliant, but also why he was no longer employed by the prestigious Cambridge University: “The most astounding mathematical prodigy of his generation did not get his contract renewed? A man who has the answer to the symmetries of the universe in his sights, dismissed like a Brighton coffeeshop waitress?” Just as he did with Shorter, but even more so, and more playfully for the reader this

time, Masters brings Norton into the book as its first critic; the mathematician doesn’t hesitate to tear his work apart: “Four errors in half a page is, hnn, eight errors in a full page, which in a fulllength publication such as you are threatening to make this one, comes to, aaah, 2,000 or 3,000 instances of disregard for fact. Oh dear!” Single, asexual, with frizzy gray hair and difficult to nudge off his own internal agenda, Norton comes across like an unkempt Dr. Who of the old school, with Masters the companion who will never quite understand what’s going on. Both men, in their different fashions, are whimsical, a quality expressed in Masters’ many line drawings accompanying the text. The author, who has a background in physics and math but is modest about it, also offers illustrated chapters that explain group theory and lead up to Norton’s big contributions, which include his share of the book “Atlas of Finite Groups,” and considerable work on the Monster group, “the largest Finite Simple Group in the universe,” which I don’t understand and you likely won’t either. For those who prefer more down-to-earth gee-whizzery, Masters makes this statement: “Among a select group of mathematicians, Simon Phillips Norton’s status as a solver of long calculations of filigree delicacy is mythological. ... His ability is a precise, rigidly circumscribed, top-

hat-and-cravat sort of genius. It’s a Nicholas Hilliard, exquisite miniaturist talent . ...” Yet this same man will wear the same clothes for a week and live on tinned mackerel and flavored rice, and has a pile of lists of bus and train journeys he’s taken, more than a foot high. He’s not mad, Masters insists, “not even universally messy.” “He manages two homes (he has a flat in London), has a turnover of satisfied tenants, and is never behind with bills, legal documents or financial dealings with his accountant. None of these is true of me.” Mathematicians are as varied as lettuces, Masters writes late in the book. In striving to pin down Norton’s gift, his Boswell writes: “Simon’s attitude to mathematical problems was the same as it was to board games _ what delighted him was the clever defeat of a puzzle.” Masters explores what led to the nonrenewal of Norton’s Cambridge teaching contract (though he still is connected with its math department as “Life Associate in residence”) and the possible link between the scholar’s fervent trip-taking and his mental mathematics. Masters might be said to conclude, as the young Norton’s headmaster once wrote in a year-end report, “Simon goes on his way rejoicing, and I rejoice with him.”

Poet set to speak at Kansas State NO. 1, FROM PAGE D3 tion to color, often shades that need to be blended or mixed to be created. Wilson is constantly laying one shade over the other and watching the distinctions dissolves as one character smears into another. He draws upon a collective, nationwide subconscious and funnels it through the psyche of a young, secretly vulnerable man to reveal the cognitive dissonance present in our everyday lives. With every read it becomes harder and harder to separate reality from the dream. All of this works to build to a unifying theme of defying classification and simple labeling.

Those not acquainted with modern poetry should not be discouraged because the collection draws much of its power from clarity and an unwavering gaze. Wilson’s prose-poems are closer to sensual vignettes wrapped in raw, living language. Slam-fans will also be impressed as the skilled poet takes his audience through a variety of emotions. Expect to be shocked and expect to laugh. Should a reader devour the entire collection in one sittingand it is hard not to-they will be left with the distorted memories and elusive emotions that some might liken to the quiet, confused moments preceding a hangover. The effect is truly sat-

isfying. Like any piece of excellent writing, it lingers in the system. Ronaldo Wilson teaches creative writing and African American Poetics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. A featured guest of the Kansas State University English Department’s Visiting Writers Series, he is scheduled for a reading and book signing Friday, March 9 at 3:30 pm in the K-State Student Union Little Theatre. His visit is sponsored by the Department of English and K-State’s LGBT Resource Center. Amanda Mahoney is a student at Kansas State University.

SGT OF THE GUARD AT NUREMBERG, by Jim Sharp, Copyright 2012, Ag Press, publisher.

Ed Horne Contributing Writer This first person account of Mr. Sharp’s experiences as a Sgt. of the Guard at the Nuremberg trials of the Nazi war criminals is an excellent portrayal of a historic event. It is accurate, informative and well organized. Mr Sharp is the author of several other books, “Diary of a Combat Infantryman”—the story of his experiences as a member of the 1st Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge, where he was awarded numerous medals. The other is the Story of the “Black Settlers on the Kaw Indian Reservation” .All three of the Books are available at local book stores, and at J i m S h a r p / B o o k s , hjsharp@bsbcglobal.net His book describes the Location of the trials and the makeup of the International Military Tribunal conducting the trials. The IMT was made up of Ameri-

can, British, French and Russian judges and prosecutors. The Tribunal was formed at the insistence of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, prior to his death. The British and the Soviets had preferred a simple round of summary executions . But FDR’s intent was to set a precedent to deter future war crimes . Each accused war criminal was assigned a German lawyer. His book also gives a detailed account of the background, education and history of each defendant, based on his research and observations. The most dominant personality, according to Sharp, was Field Marshall Hermann Goering, Goering was intelligent and defiant and tried to organize a defense for the group of national patriotism. He was not successful .One other defendant was Albert Speer, the German Defense Minister. He denied any knowledge of the Nazi death camps for the Jews, and was not sentenced to death, and instead served 20 years in Spandau

prison. He later wrote a book about his own war experience, called “Inside the Third Reich” Sharp noted the Soviet were allowing the American and British prosecutors to lead the trial, but then produced German General von Paulus, captured at the fall of Stalingrad, as a witness for the prosecution. He related the ruthless treatment of Russian and Polish civilians by the Nazi war forces. on the eastern front. Sharp provides his belief of who smuggled a cyanide pill to allow Goering to kill himself, rather then to be hung. Sharp’s facts of the case seem to hold up. Sharp tells of his visits to Nuremberg in later years, with the intitial desire of the new German nation to be in a form of denial about the trials and later coming to recognize the importance of the events. Thank You Jim for sharing your experiences with the reading public Ed Horne is a Manhattan resident.

Your friends make you NO. 2, FROM PAGE D2 ferences. The wealthy live in homes worth well into the seven figures while the poor have to chase welfare payments. These groups interact only when there are mutual interests, usually based around human needs. Law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office are pulled into people’s lives with the committing of various crimes. This young prosecutor is adept at talking to people of various backgrounds, and she goes out into their niches to gain a deeper understanding of individuals’ social contexts-in order to build stronger cases. Her years working in the prosecutor’s office have given this aggressive attorney a sense of human predation and rationalizations. She is aware that people all have their secrets. She develops a working hypothesis, but she’s quick to trade it for another if the evidence points elsewhere. She interprets the personalities around her-anyone is potentially a person of interest unless they can be unequivocally excluded through meticulous police work. She understands that people behave according to various motives, and some unusual choices may be explained fairly simply. While Knight works long

hours upholding the law, she bends many rules in order to get information that she shouldn’t legally know. She parallel-researches cases that law enforcement is handling because she is afraid that they may be missing critical information. She relies on a fringe activist group to conduct research for her in less savory regions of the Internet. Her work takes her into different parts of the community. In investigating the case of her colleague Pahlmeyer’s death, she ends up in a high school in a rough part of town. When she is meeting with a friend of a 17-year-old boy found murdered, she observes wryly: “The lines were delivered with maximum heartrending angst. Teens can wring drama out of the way paint dries, but having been in love with a boy who’d been killed under strange and mysterious circumstances was the jackpot of teen tragedy. Unless he then turned into a vampire. That was the megajackpot.” This deputy DA has racked up a long list of legal victories because she acts strategically even if apparently counterintuitively. In one case, she suppresses a defendant’s confession: “I assessed the pile of motions on my desk. I’d whittled it down to one motion to suppress a defendant’s confession. I

could prove the case without it, and generally speaking I wasn’t big on using confessions anyway. They were almost always a Trojan horse, a mixture of admission and avoidance, filled with ‘yes...but’s. If a defendant wants to (expletive) the jury, let him do it on the witness stand, where I have something to say about it. I wouldn’t cry if the judge threw out the confession, so I decided to file a canned response and use the extra time for a workout.” She knows the Hollywood of mass media is a ritzy space with movie stars pursued by paparazzi, but the law enforcement side is roughand-tumble-with seedy apartments and flophouse motels attracting the runaways, the drugged-out, the homeless, and the naïve young. “Guilt by Association” offers a richly-people and well-plotted mystery about people’s secret lives. The author Marcia Clark was the lead prosecutor in the infamous OJ Simpson case. She works as a legal commentator for various media outlets. Clark co-wrote a prior non-fiction book about the Simpson case titled “Without a Doubt” (with Teresa Carpenter). Shalin Hai-Jew works for Kansas State University. She lives in Manhattan.

Man survives unwanted media attention, attacks NO. 3, FROM PAGE D2 second later he felt the impact of the jet crashing into the building. He saw flames and yelled to everyone to calm down. Then he noticed that the building was swaying. The elevators were inoperable, in part because the walls had been bent. Benfante checked the floor to make sure everyone was accounted for and started herding people to the stairwell. As he was going down the stairs, Joy phoned him and he told her he was fine. He didn’t know she couldn’t hear him. On the stairwell, he ran into a fellow worker, John. When they got down to the 68th floor, Benfante noticed that some women were talking to another woman in a wheelchair. He asked if she needed help, and she told him yes. Benfante and John carried the woman in an evacuation chair down the stairwell. While they were carrying her, Benfante’s dad phoned and told him to get out of the stairwell. From floors 55 to 33, they begin to see firefighters coming up and saw both “extreme exhaustion and determination” in their eyes. From floors 33 to 21, Benante sees more people who have been injured.

He realizes that all the people on the stairs are in shock. On the 10th floor, they heard and felt a tremendous rumbling; they learned later that

it was the South Tower falling. On the fifth floor, it was dark and smoky and water was up to their ankles. When they got to the lobby, they saw twisted metal, shattered glass and bandaged people. Benfante, John and a firefighter took the woman they’d lugged down more than 60 floors to an ambulance. Benfante was trying to decide which way to leave the

area and then and was distracted by thudding sounds. Then he saw what was causing the noise — people jumping or falling from the tower and hitting the lower roof. A cameraman came along and asked Benfante and others what they saw and heard. Just then they heard an explosion, turned around and saw the North Tower “erupting like a volcano.” Benfante ran as fast as he could from the rumbling force behind him. He ran under a truck for cover. What Michael didn’t know is that his running was caught on film and was rebroadcast worldwide. Later, when reporters found out that he saved the woman in the wheelchair, he was recognized as a hero. He was invited on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” interviewed by People magazine, and spoke to news stations and schools. He even received a letter from President George W. Bush. Later Benfante realized that all the attention was distracting him from healing and dealing with such questions as “Why did this happen?” and “Why did I live?” His account, written with the help of Dave Hollander, an author and columnist for a variety of national publications, is both a heart-wrenching and uplifting story. Maggie Braun is a teacher at Manhattan High School.


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One year into her retirement, widow seeks new purpose 2012 Universal Qress Syndicate DEAR ABBY: I am a 64-yearold healthy widow with no children. I retired a year ago after a successful 42-year career. I am financially sound. I couldn’t wait to retire because my job was demanding, and toward the end it had become extremely stressful. About two months into retirement — and after taking a few trips — I began feeling worthless and guilty for being nonproductive. I tried a part-time job, but it wasn’t my thing. I’m now considering another part-time job, volunteering or returning to school. I have always wanted to further my

education and get a graduate degree, but I don’t know if I’m too old to meet the demands. I feel like I lost my identity when I stopped working. I know it had to end one day, but I still have a lot of energy and want to engage in some activity that will revive my self-worth. At this point, I don’t know what that will be. Your thoughts and guidance would be greatly appreciated. — SEARCHING FOR ‘‘ME’’ IN TEXAS DEAR SEARCHING: Not everyone ages at the same rate. Some people wear out faster than others do. Today, for various reasons — not all of them financial — many seniors

DEAR ABBY ADVICE choose to remain in the business world. Their work ethic and experience are valuable assets. If you think a graduate degree would be challenging and would help you in a new career, then by all means, go for it. When people tell me they are thinking of retiring, I always ask, ‘‘And what will you be retiring TO?’’ because I am convinced that retiring to ‘‘nothing’’

is neither physically nor emotionally healthy for individuals who are used to being active. DEAR ABBY: I bought my aunt, uncle and two teenage cousins gift cards from an online retailer a year and a half ago. I checked with them in advance to see if this might be something they’d use. Six months ago, I noticed in my order history that only one of the cards had been redeemed. I hate to see the money go to waste. Should I call my relatives? If I do, what do I say? It’s possible they just haven’t gotten around to using the cards. Should I reprint the cards and send them

with a reminder note? (Maybe the cards were lost?) Should I send my relatives a check and use the cards myself? Chalk it up to a loss? That one kills me! I suppose if I hadn’t seen the order history, I would never have known whether the cards had been used. What do you think I should do? — CONFLICTED IN CONNECTICUT DEAR CONFLICTED: Use the direct approach. Contact your relatives and tell them that while reviewing your account history, you noticed that three of the four gift cards you sent have not been used. Ask if they would like to have them printed out again, if by chance they were lost — or if

they would prefer you send them a check for the value of the cards. To contact them isn’t rude, and it shouldn’t be awkward. In fact, it may be appreciated. DEAR ABBY: My wife says I am always wrong. Is she right? — TONGUE IN MY CHEEK DEAR CHEEK: Not this time. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. 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.

Notable deaths in the arts Associated Press Davy Jones WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Davy Jones, lead singer of the 1960s group The Monkees, died Feb 29 of a heart attack. He was 66. Jones rose to fame in 1965 when he joined The Monkees, a British rock group formed for a U.S. television show. Jones sang lead vocals on songs like ‘‘I Wanna Be Free’’ and ‘‘Daydream Believer.’’ Jones was born Dec. 30, 1945, in Manchester, England. His long hair and British accent helped Jones achieve heartthrob status in the United States. According to The Monkees website, Monkees.com, he left the band in late 1970. In the summer of 1971, he recorded a solo hit ‘‘Rainy Jane’’ and made a series of appearances on American variety and television shows, including ‘‘Love American Style’’ and ‘‘The Brady Bunch.’’ Jones played himself in a widely popular “Brady Bunch” episode, which aired in late 1971. In the episode, Marcia Brady, president of her school’s Davy Jones fan club, promised she could get him to sing at a school dance. In the mid-1980s, Jones teamed up with former Monkees Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz and promoter David Fishof for a reunion tour. Their popularity prompted MTV to re-air “The Monkees” series, introducing the group to a new audience. In 1987, Jones, Tork and Dolenz recorded a new album, ‘‘Pool It.’’ Two years later, the group received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the late 1990s, the group filmed a special called ‘‘Hey, Hey, It’s the Monkees.’’

Andrew Breitbart LOS ANGELES — Conservative publisher and activist Andrew Breitbart, who was behind investigations that led to the resignations of former Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York and former U.S. Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod, died March 1 in Los Angeles. He was 43. Breitbart’s website, bigjournalism.com, said he died of natural causes. Breitbart was an outspoken critic of the mainstream media but was lionized by his fans for his efforts at exposing government corruption and media bias. Breitbart was at the center of two video controversies in recent years — one that led to the firing of Sherrod, an Agriculture Department employee, over an edited video of what appeared to be a racist remark, and another that embarrassed the community group ACORN when workers were shown counseling actors posing as a prostitute and pimp. ‘Buck’ Compton BURLINGTON, Wash. — Lynn D. ‘‘Buck’’ Compton, a veteran whose World War II exploits were depicted in the HBO miniseries ‘‘Band of Brothers,’’ died Feb. 25. In January, nearly 200 guests, including actors from the miniseries, attended his 90th birthday party. He was awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart during World War II. But it wasn’t until later in life that he became famous for his military service as a first lieutenant in Easy Company after the unit parachuted into France on D-Day in 1944. Historian Stephen E. Ambrose’s 1992 best seller about the unit was made into the 2001 TV series.

Compton was also remembered for his legal career in California. He headed the team that prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the slaying of Robert F. Kennedy and was appointed to the 2nd District Court of Appeal in 1970 by Gov. Ronald Reagan. He retired from the bench in 1990. Theodore Mann NEW YORK — Theodore Mann, a Tony Award-winning director and producer who championed Eugene O’Neill and was a driving force behind Circle in the Square Theatre and its school, died Feb. 24. He was 87. A co-founder of Circle in the Square Theatre in 1951, Mann spearheaded in 1956 the acclaimed revival of O’Neill’s ‘‘The Iceman Cometh’’ and the American premiere of O’Neill’s ‘‘Long Day’s Journey into Night.’’ Mann produced or directed more than 175 plays at Circle, which in 1972 moved from Greenwich Village to its current in-the-round stage on Broadway. In 1963, he founded Circle in the Square Theatre School, a program for training young actors. Some of the school’s alumni include Philip Seymour Hoffman, Kevin Bacon, Lady Gaga, Benicio del Toro, Idina Menzel, Felicity Huffman and Molly Shannon. Mann received the 1957 Tony Award for Best Play for ‘‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night,’’ a 1976 Special Tony Award acknowledging 25 continuous years of quality productions at Circle in the Square, as well as 12 additional Tony Award nominations. Ken Price TAOS, N.M. — Ken Price, an internationally known artist whose glazed and painted clay blurred the lines between

ceramics and sculpture, died Feb. 24. He was 77. The debate among art critics and historians about whether Price’s colorful, organic pieces were more sculpture than ceramic art was not something that concerned him as he worked in his studios in Taos and Venice, Calif. Before of his death, Price completed preparations for a 50-year retrospective scheduled to open at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art this fall. Red Holloway MORRO BAY, Calif. — James ‘‘Red’’ Holloway, a noted saxophonist who played with the greats from the big band era through bebop, blues, R&B and modern jazz, died Feb. 25 in California. He was 84. During a career that spanned nearly seven decades, Holloway’s versatility and driving swing style kept him much in demand. He performed with legends including Billie Holiday, B.B. King, Lionel Hampton and Aretha Franklin. He played for jazz fans around the world and performed in Europe as late as last October. Jan Berenstain PHILADELPHIA — Jan Berenstain, who with her husband, Stan, wrote and illustrated the Berenstain Bears books that have charmed preschoolers and their parents for 50 years, died Feb. 24. She was 88. The gentle tales of Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother Bear and Sister Bear were inspired by the Berenstains’ children, and later their grandchildren. The stories address children’s common concerns and aim to offer guidance on subjects like dentist visits, peer pressure, a new sibling and summer camp. The first Berenstain Bears book,

‘‘The Big Honey Hunt,’’ was published in 1962. Over the years, more than 300 titles have been released in 23 languages — most recently in Arabic and Icelandic — and have become a rite of passage for generations of young readers. Stan Berenstain died in 2005 at age 82. Rhoda Nyberg BOVEY, Minn. — Rhoda Nyberg, an artist who hand-colored ‘‘Grace,’’ a photo showing a white-bearded man bowed in prayer before a simple meal, died Feb. 28 at age 95. Eric Enstrom took the photo, displayed in homes and churches nationwide, at his studio in Bovey, Minn., in 1918. Nyberg, Enstrom’s daughter, brought the photo to life and widespread distribution with her colorization. She was born above her father’s photography studio a year before he took ‘‘Grace.’’ After college and a stint working at Minnesota Woolen, Nyberg returned to her father’s photo studio and began coloring black and white photos with heavy oil. Nyberg’s daughter, Kris Mayerle, said her mother’s painting preceded the introduction of color photography. ‘‘She brought color into the photos before there was color photography,’’ said Mayerle, who remembers her mother having photos strewn across the dining room table during her childhood. Nyberg didn’t just color her father’s photography and graduation and wedding photos. She painted originals of flowers, landscapes and other subjects in watercolor and oil at her Bass Lake home near Bovey.

Facing rising fuel costs, airlines push fares higher David Koenig AP Airlines Writer DALLAS — Airfares are up and headed higher this summer. Airlines blame soaring fuel prices which could cost them billions more than last year. That means fares, which normally rise as the summer travel season nears, could increase faster than usual. Airlines have already pushed through two price increases this year. It’s a sign of things to come. ‘‘You’ll see gradual increases and then a much bigger jump in April and May when people start shopping for the summer travel season,’’ says Rick Seaney, CEO of travel website FareCompare.com. The latest data on average fares show that Southwest charged $140 each way during the fourth quarter, JetBlue charged $156 and United Continental charged $270. Length of flight accounted for most of the difference — on a per-mile basis, prices were similar. The average fare rose 9 percent between January 2011 and January 2012, according to Airlines for America, a trade group of the biggest carriers. Fuel is driving the increases. The spot price of jet fuel rose 18 percent over the same period, according to government figures. Airlines burn 48 million gallons per day, making fuel their biggest expense. There’s little that airlines can do about fuel prices. They hedge, which is like buying insurance against big price spikes, and they’ve been adding more-efficient planes, but it takes years to replace a whole fleet. The simplest response is to raise fares — that’s what they did nearly a dozen times last year. Airlines will respond to higher fuel prices this year by boosting fares, running fewer sales, and cutting some flights, predicts Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenberg. He noted that despite a weak economy

last year, the seven carriers in Airlines for America used the same moves to boost revenue by $14.1 billion, more than offsetting a $12.2 billion increase in fuel spending. If they aren’t careful, airlines could price more passengers out of the market. That’s what’s happening to Jessica Streeter, a 27-year-old teacher and doctoral candidate in Philadelphia who took four plane trips last year. She and a companion planned to fly to Florida next month, but when fares shot above $300, they decided that they’ll visit friends in Pittsburgh instead. A planned summer trip to Belgium with an aunt is looking doubtful unless they can find a last-minute deal. ‘‘With the economy down, these fares are hard on people,’’ she says. ‘‘It’s hard to get away when you’re on a budget.’’ Vacationers are usually the first to cut back on travel if it becomes too expensive. Americans are already paying an average of $3.72 a gallon for gasoline, up 30 cents in just the last month. ‘‘About 75 percent of leisure travel is not essential,’’ says George Hobica of the travel website airfarewatchdog.com. ‘‘Fares have reached a ceiling. I think you’ll see more people stay home, or they’ll drive or take the bus or the train.’’ Even business travel, which accounts for an outsized share of airline revenue, could be affected. Corporate profits rose strongly in 2011, which helped prop up business travel. But research firm FactSet, which surveys analysts, estimates that first-quarter earnings will barely rise. Kevin Mitchell of the Business Travel Coalition, which represents corporate travel managers, says big corporations have set their travel budgets for the year. But at smaller firms, he says, ‘‘if it feels like it’s getting more expensive, they’ll cut back or look for cheaper ways to do things.’’ The big airlines have tried to

raise prices four times this year and succeeded twice. When they failed, it was because discount airlines such as Southwest and JetBlue declined to go along. Consumers will change airlines just to save a few dollars, and the Internet has made comparison-shopping much easier. Still, when it comes to setting prices, the airlines are dealing from a position of strength. Since 2008, mergers have eliminated three major U.S. airline companies and reduced competition. That’s made it easier for airlines to limit flights, charge higher prices, and return to profitability after losing money for most of the 2000 decade. At higher fuel costs, more routes become unprofitable and targets for the chopping block. That will make it harder for pas-

sengers to get where they want to go. Delta Air Lines will end flights between Miami and London in April. Demand was inconsistent, but ‘‘fuel is by far the biggest culprit there,’’ says spokesman Trebor Banstetter. In announcing that AirTran Airways would stop flying to several cities later this year, Bob Jordan, the executive who runs Southwest Airlines’ AirTran unit, says, ‘‘there are some markets that we simply cannot make work’’ at current fuel prices. The airlines say that over the long term, airfares have increased far less than other consumer goods and services. And although most U.S. airlines made money the last two years, there have been many years since 2001 in which they lost money. The industry’s current recovery is tenuous.

Net profit margins at U.S. airlines fell to 0.3 percent last year from 1.6 percent in 2010, according to Airlines for America. The group’s chief economist, John Heimlich, says that in the last decade airlines increased revenue by packing more people on the plane, but there just aren’t many empty seats left anymore. Airlines need to raise more money to cover fuel, labor costs,

and other expenses — and that means higher fares. The airlines’ latest attempt to raise fares — by up to $10 per round trip — failed. But they won’t stop trying. ‘‘You win some; you lose some,’’ Heimlich says of the attempted fare increases, ‘‘but there is no letup in the rising cost pressures. Fuel isn’t the only one, but it’s the biggest.’’

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The cultural and artistic agenda for this week in Manhattan Sunday MLA Annual Book Sale, 1 p.m. Sunday. Manhattan Public Library. The Manhattan Arts Center presents "The Graduate,” 2 p.m. Adapted by Terry Johnson, “The Graduate” is a moving and hilarious play that follows recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock. Tickets: $15 for adults, $10 for military and students. For tickets and information, call (785) 5374420. Film: “Until the End of the World” 4 p.m. German director Wim Wenders’s masterpiece vision of the near future, filmed in Europe, China and the Australian outback, explores philosophical and moral questions related to seeing, dreaming, and remembering. UPC Film: “Hugo," 8 p.m. for $3. K-State Student Union Forum Hall.

Monday Department of Art Visiting

Artists Series Lecture: Kevin Hamilton, 3 p.m. 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.

Tuesday Friends of the KSU Gardens Tuesday Talk: Community Gardening in Manhattan by Chuck Marr, 12:15-12:45 p.m. Marr says 2012 will bring a whole new appearance to one of the oldest community gardens in the Midwest with expansion to a fresh site teaming with possibilities. The talk is free; just bring your own lunch. Reservations required at gfriends@ksu.edu. Quinlan Visitor Center, 1500 Denison Ave. Dorothy Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series presents Bob Zellner, 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Student Union Forum Hall. Lecture: Supermodernity,

Emergence, and the Built Environment: Reinterpreting the Human-Made Landscape by Dylan Beck, 4:30 p.m. Beck is an assistant professor of art and ceramics at K-State. Beach Museum of Art. Office of Sustainability presents Cooking Essentials Class: Choosing and Using Healthy Foods, 5:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday Office of the Provost Lecture: Population, Environment, and the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere: Can We Save The World? by Paul Ehrlich, 10:30 a.m. Student Union Forum Hall. English Department Colloquium: "Janice Gould's Queer Assemblage” by Lisa Tatonetti, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 213 Student Union. American Criminal Justice Association Lecture: Michael Miller, 6 p.m. No photography will be allowed. Student Union Cottonwood Room.

SNAC, UPC, and SGA present Lecture: Beauty Undressed by Shannon Cutts, 7 p.m. Dietetic students get one Continuing Education hour. Student Union Forum Hall. Presentation: “Custer in Kansas” by author Jeff Barnes, 7 p.m. A program on General Custer and his time in Kansas. Free. Manhattan Public Library.

Thursday Department of Art Visiting Artists Series Lecture: “The Unknown Shore” by Sangram Majumdar, 2:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Beach Museum of Art. Lecture: Boho to IPO? The Sentimental and Unsentimental Education of the Artist by Robert Storr, 5:30 p.m. 114 Willard Hall. "The Creation of Anne Boleyn" by Susan Bordo, 5:307:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. Alumni Center Ballroom. K-State Theatre presents

Robert Wards “The Crucible,” 7:30 p.m. through Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Directed by Jennifer Vellenga. For tickets, call the McCain Box Office at (785) 532-6428. Nichols Theatre.

Friday K-State Baseball vs.Hartford, 3 p.m. Also noon Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Tointon Family Stadium. English Department and Creative Writing Enthusiasts Reading: Ronaldo V. Wilson, poet, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wilson will read from his work. Student Union Little Theatre. International Student & Scholar Services Coffee Hour Series: Pakistan, 4-5 p.m. Presented by Tariq Mahmood. Free and open to the public. International Student Center. The historic Columbian Theatre presents “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” 7:30 p.m. through Sat-

urday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Also March 16-18. Cost: $15 adult, $10 military and students with ID, $5 children. Call (800) 899-1893 for tickets. Columbian Theatre, Wamego. Book signing for “Waking Dreams” by Donna L. Potts, 7:30-9 p.m. Strecker Nelson Art Gallery. K-State After Hours: magician Mike Super, 8 p.m. Super won NBC’s Phenomenon in Student Union Forum Hall.

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Bob Dylan tribute benefits AI Randy Lewis L.A. Times LOS ANGELES — Bob Dylan has been lauded so often as “the poet laureate of rock ’n’ roll” that even the man himself, who for decades protested the notion that he was speaking for anything but his own musical muse, eventually caved and now incorporates the phrase into the voice-over introduction at his own concerts. Now a massive new four-CD tribute album, “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International,” amplifies that sentiment with recordings by 80 artists of 75 of his songs that demonstrate his influence not just on his own generation but on several succeeding ones. The new album, from which proceeds will benefit Amnesty International’s ongoing efforts to free political prisoners around the world, brings together numerous unlikely musical bedfellows: It finds room for 92-yearold folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger and 19-yearold pop princess Miley Cyrus; brash punk-rock band Bad Religion and elegant jazz standardbearer Diana Krall; indie-rock group Silversun Pickups and chamber music’s boundarybending Kronos Quartet. And it raises a question, arriving as it does in conjunction with this year’s 100th anniversary activities marking the birth of Dylan’s preeminent musical influence, rabble-rousing troubadour Woody Guthrie, who also is being saluted by a raft of musicians affected by his deft explorations of social and political issues: Could 2012 become the year that pop music rediscovers its political conscience? The music of Dylan and Guthrie has been used prominently in “Occupy” protests across this country and at gamechanging political uprisings in other countries. And these projects surrounding their work come just in time for what looks to be an exceptionally volatile presidential election year, one that comes on the heels of last year’s Arab Spring protests that toppled long-entrenched repressive governments in several countries and helped foment myriad “Occupy” demonstrations in the U.S. and abroad. Plus, both the Guthrie and Dylan projects tap a broad swath of artists from the pop music world, efforts that will likely draw attention across disparate genres, social and economic strata, gender, race and geographical boundaries. The pairing of artist and beneficiary for the “Chimes of Freedom” project is a natural: Dylan released his first album in 1962, a short time after Amnesty began lobbying on behalf of prisoners of conscience. Both were informed by the conflicts between forces of totalitarianism and freedom during World War II and the consequent politics of the Cold War. Both found inspiration and validation in the politically minded music of Guthrie as well as that of Seeger, the Weavers and other folk revivalists who came to the fore in the ’50s. Dylan himself started out a Guthrie clone, but quickly evolved into a widely lauded singer-songwriter whose initial exposure came through recordings of his songs by Joan Baez; Peter, Paul & Mary; the Turtles; Sonny & Cher; the Byrds; and other rock and pop acts. “Some of the themes (in Dylan’s songs) feel like they were ripped from the headlines,” said Karen Scott, Amnesty International’s manager of music relations and an executive producer of the “Chimes of Freedom” album. “We are reminded again and again that the quest for freedom, for dignity and for transparency are issues that are long-standing.” A similarly conceived 2007 album, “Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur,” for which a variety of veteran and younger artists recorded songs of John Lennon, has generated more than $4 million for the humanrights organization. “It is creating awareness, getting people to open their eyes and perhaps take a deeper look at what this album is,” Scott said. “They’re going to keep seeing it, and they’ll see their favorite artists posting about it. The hope is that once they hear the music, they’ll

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want to take action.” That’s how it is playing out for many of the younger-generation artists represented on “Chimes of Freedom.” “When so many people hear your voice, you just feel like it’s time to start saying something that should be heard,” said Josh Homme, 38, of heavy-metal group Queens of the Stone Age, which recorded a raw, sizzling version of “Outlaw Blues.” “I’ve done so much press over the years. It’s great to talk about a new record and it’s a beautiful thing to make one, but it’s something else to be part of something that helps human rights. ... At some point it starts to turn around and you feel like you finally have enough power to do something. If you don’t do something to help somebody else, then you’re using that power for the wrong reason.” Members of Chicago punk band Rise Against were attracted to “The Ballad of Hollis Brown” — a song that tells the story of a farmer who essentially loses everything. They decided to cover the song because it felt so timely. “I thought it was a great comment on contemporary society and had a lot of great parallels between the farmers who are losing livestock, farms and crops (in the song) and the world in 2011, with people losing jobs, factory workers being out of work, poverty and income disparity,” said Rise Against singer Tim McIlrath, 32. “When you listen to the song, it’s almost like the rallying cry of foreclosure in 2011 and what happened to the American dream. It rings so true. That’s the sign of a good song — it’s timeless.” “Timeless” is a word that comes up a lot when describing Guthrie’s songs as well, including “This Land Is Your Land,” “Hard Travelin’,” “Deportee” and “Pastures of Plenty.” As the centennial of his birth on July 14, 1912, this year will see a bounty of activity highlighting his considerable impact, not just in popular music but across social and political strata worldwide from the ripples he started with his music. Guthrie’s legacy will be examined in new books, recordings, a slate of all-star concerts and

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educational conferences dotting the country throughout the year. The fact that Guthrie’s songs have turned up during “Occupy” protests doesn’t surprise his daughter, Nora, who is overseeing a broad spectrum of activities marking her father’s birth. “I was in Italy and I went into a bar and there’s a picture of Woody — in a bar, in Italy,” she said. “I asked the bartender, ‘Why is there a picture of Woody Guthrie here?’ and he immediately launched into this whole long spiel saying, ’He was the fighter for the working people.’ This has happened to me so many times in my life. “That’s because it’s not about him,” Guthrie continued. “He wasn’t famous during his lifetime. He wasn’t a celebrity. There have always been people who have said things like, ’Wasn’t this land made for you and me?’ He was just the one to put it in a word, in a phrase, in a verse. He caught it. I don’t think any of those things will ever change. It’s what people are asking around the country, and asking around the world, from the first tribe to the last tribe.” Kris Kristofferson, who sings the enigmatic “The Mighty Quinn” on “Chimes,” recalled first meeting Dylan when he was with Johnny Cash in a Nashville recording studio where Kristofferson was working as a janitor. Without Guthrie, says Kristofferson, there might not have been a Dylan, and without Dylan, there’s no understating how differently music might have evolved. “Everything changed with him,” he said. “He brought a freedom of expression we never had before. If you look back on music before him, what was in the top 40 or the Hit Parade — there were no songs like Bob ended up writing,” Kristofferson said. “And he influenced the Beatles. They weren’t the same after they met. It wasn’t ’I Want to Hold Your Hand’ anymore.” Just as many rock purists looked down their noses when Olivia Newton-John recorded Dylan’s “If Not For You” in 1971, some will scoff today at the thought of Top 40 pop artists such as Miley Cyrus (singing “You’re Gonna Make Me Lone-

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some When You Go”) and Kesha (“Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right”) taking a swing at Dylan’s music on “Chimes of Freedom.” Veteran record label executive Jeff Ayeroff, one of the album’s co-producers, isn’t among them. The edict Ayeroff got from Dylan’s camp upon opening his song trove for the benefit of Amnesty International couldn’t have been clearer. “My assignment was not to be a snob; it was to be creative and to let everybody do it who wants to do it,” said Ayeroff, who also shepherded the John Lennon tribute album. “There is no judgment here. We wanted to hear what people could deliver. Miley has spent a lot of time dealing with gay issues, she’s young, she has a voice and is coming into her own as a young adult. She’s actually very bright, very articulate. ... And her godmother is Dolly Parton — you can take it from there.” Martin Lewis, producer of Amnesty International’s original benefit event in 1976 and “contributing producer” of “Chimes of Freedom,” said, “I really do think there is this political consciousness you can see in the younger artists they’ve got on the album. There’s a sense of them pitching in and picking up a torch that’s been handed to them.” New-millennial musicians such as Cyrus, Adele (“Make You Feel My Love”), the Belle Brigade (“No Time to Think”) and Jack’s Mannequin (“Mr. Tambourine Man”) are joining the continuum of pop music activism that for all intents began in 1971 with the Concert for Bangladesh. At that watershed show, George Harrison, freshly out of the Beatles, recruited a slew of musician friends for concerts to raise relief money and awareness for the tiny war and weather-ravaged country north of India. Among the Bangladesh players: Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Billy Preston ... and Bob Dylan. The mass platform for such music, however, has dramatically shifted since radio became big business and fell largely under the control of corporate ownership in the 1980s. But the Inter-

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Increased surveillance weighs safety, privacy issues NY Times Syndication Whether you are walking down a city street or working online, you are under almost constant surveillance. High-tech security cameras maintain around-the-clock vigils on area houses, businesses and streets, helping police capture criminals but also track lawabiding citizens. New "smart" electric meters can monitor homeowners' activity by their energy usage and provide data that is sometimes used in criminal investigations. Internet companies track consumers' online habits through their Web browsers, while the U.S. Department of Homeland Security monitors social networks such as Facebook and Twitter for signs of attacks or other problems. State-of-the-art surveillance technology can save dollars and lives, according to proponents. Advanced monitoring systems and high-tech data mining help to lower staffing costs while expanding the capabilities of humans to prevent or solve crimes, reduce fraud and theft, and even thwart potential terrorist attacks. However, widespread surveillance raises personal privacy concerns. The American Civil Liberties Union has strongly criticized what it calls the Surveillance Society, which Mike Brickner, ACLU of Ohio Director of Communications & Public Policy, called "inherently unAmerican." Surveillance industry Mass surveillance has become one of the U.S. government's principle strategies for protecting national security in the years following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Advances in digital technology over the last decade have

made it faster and systematic to store and retrieve video surveillance data compared to the lengthy process of watching videotapes. As a result, private sector video surveillance has moved beyond traditional security into new areas such as transportation, manufacturing and retail. Total revenues for the global video surveillance market are expected to grow from $10.5 billion last year to $25.4 billion by 2016, according to an analysis by MarketsandMarkets, a Dallasbased market research company. Persistent Surveillance Systems, based in Xenia, Ohio, provides wide-area surveillance products for law enforcement agencies in cities such as Baltimore and Philadelphia, as well as for major public events and U.S. border security. PSS in 2010 received a $900,000 grant from the Ohio Third Frontier to develop widearea airborne surveillance technology for continuous secondby-second video monitoring of city-size areas for law enforcement and security purposes. The company developed the Hawkeye II, an aerial surveillance system that is comparable to 700 simultaneous video cameras and enables authorities to watch a five-mile-by-five-mile area of a major city. The company's Hawkeye systems and image analysis have assisted law enforcement organizations in 34 murder investigations, allowing them to track suspects and their accomplices to their homes or places of origin, said Ross McNutt, company president. PSS launched in 2007 with four employees and now has a staff of 30. The company does $3 million to $5 million in business annually, "and that's been doub-

ling every year," McNutt said. While Dayton, Ohio, has redlight cameras and speed cameras, it has no cameras designed to monitor public spaces. ''We are looking at the technology," Police Chief Richard Biehl said. "But I have to ask, what kind of problem am I trying to prevent?" Biehl said long-term studies indicate that such surveillance cameras have not reduced violent crimes. While they may have some effect on preventing crime, the research is murky at best. Biehl also wonders who is monitoring the cameras. The police department is looking at partnering with homeowners in some neighborhoods to pay for a portion of the cost of a digital home security system using exterior cameras to cover the sidewalks and street outside the home. The department would have to find grants to fund such a program. Police use security videos from businesses regularly to identify suspects in street crimes. In one case in February, a neighbor called police to report a suspicious man climbing a fence. Searching the neighborhood, officers discovered a nearby break-in. When the homeowners arrived, they showed the officers video from the four cameras they had installed inside the house. Officers immediately identified the suspect, who was quickly arrested. 'Smart' grid The advanced "smart grid" technology being applied to Ohio's existing electric system to make it more reliable and efficient also raises data-privacy and data-security issues. The U.S. Department of Energy warned in a 2010 report that digital "smart meters" that provide highly detailed energy-use

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data could reveal personal details about the lives of consumers based on their energy consumption. Such information could include consumers' daily schedules, including times when they are at home, away or asleep; whether their homes are equipped with alarm systems; whether they own expensive electronic equipment such as plasma TVs; and whether they use certain types of medical equipment. The proprietary information of business customers also could be revealed through the release of energy consumption data, "resulting in competitive harm," the report said. ''Because of its detailed nature, such information should be accorded privacy protections," the report concluded. Duke Energy of Ohio is scheduled to start installing smart meters in the Dayton area later this year, company officials said. More than half of Duke Energy's 685,000 electric customers in Ohio are using smart meters. Both Duke Energy and DP&L provide customer energy records to law enforcement agencies that subpoena the information as part of criminal investigations, such as suspected indoor marijuana growing operations. Last year in Ohio Duke Energy received about 200 such subpoenas, Layne said. DP&L officials declined to release the number of such subpoenas the company received. Montgomery County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Brem said the regional drug task force uses advanced technology to gain search warrants for its drug raids. ''If we get a tip from a confidential informant on a (marijuana) grow operation at house, we

may subpoena the electrical usage for that house and neighboring houses. If we find the suspected house is using 5,000 kilowatts while the other houses are using 200 kilowatts, we'll use that information for a search warrant to thermal-image the house," he explained. Online surveillance Digital privacy is becoming a federal policy issue in the wake of recent revelations that Internet services such as Google were tracking consumers' online habits. President Obama last week outlined a framework to help consumers control the use of their online personal data. In response, Internet companies including Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and AOL have agreed to add "Do Not Track" buttons to their browser windows so users can prevent advertisers from tracking their surfing habits. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security monitors public online forums, blogs, message boards and websites, including Facebook and Twitter "to collect information used in providing situational awareness," according to government documents obtained by the Dayton Daily News. The agency's Media Monitoring Initiative was launched in 2010 and has since been expanded to "collect additional information, including limited instances of personally identifiable information," according to a "privacy compliance review" issued in November. Officials said Homeland Security's National Operationcs Center only monitors social media during times of crisis, such as a natural disaster or terrorist attack.

However, a 2011 manual for DHS analysts that was disclosed last month as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit revealed that analysts monitoring social networks also were instructed to produce reports on policy debates related to the department. A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that law enforcement agents need a court-approved warrant to track a suspect's whereabouts using a GPS tracking device prompted the Federal Bureau of Investigation to turn off about 3,000 GPS devices that were in use, an agency official said. FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann, speaking last week at a University of San Francisco conference titled "Big Brother in the 21st Century," said the Supreme Court ruling overturning the warrantless use of GPS devices to track criminal suspects has caused a "sea change" at the U.S. Justice Department. Civil rights advocates called the Supreme Court's January ruling a significant victory for privacy rights. Privacy issues The ACLU's Brickner said there is a long-held presumption in our society that unless someone is doing something wrong, what they do is their concern. ''Where I go and what I do and where I spend my time is really not the government's business," Brickner said. If there is legitimate suspicion of wrongdoing, then law enforcement can take action, such as obtaining search warrants. But because the Fourth Amendment guards against unreasonable search and seizures, there is a burden of proof that must be met, Brickner said.

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Card Of Thanks

Thanks to our family for having a card shower for our 60th wedding anniversary. Also thanking the ones that sent gifts and telephone calls. It was very much appreciated. Elmer Jr. & Delpha Nelson 3

Personals

WANTED: Blonde haired, blue eyed country woman, 35- 65 years old. I’m fun to be around. (785)340-2244 WIDOWER seeks pleasant woman, 50- 65 years old. (785)537-1440

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ADOPT: We promise to give your baby a life filled with love, happiness, & security. Expenses paid. Lori & Art, 1-877-292-1755. ADOPTION: Active, young, stay- home mom & successful dad await miracle baby. Expenses paid. David & Robyn, 1-800-410-7542. AMHERST Self Storage, Manhattan, Kansas. To be sold on or after 3/ 11/ 2012 items in the following Units: 0401, 0239, 0105, 0238, 1313, 0235.

DOG OWNERS! Pet waste removal service, cleans yards and pens. Average $8. per week/ 1 dog. Call Scoopy Doo 317-2667

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Garage, Storage

FOUND gray Tyco box on Tuttle Creek Blvd. Call (785)776-1432 to identify.

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Wanted: Automotive

$ Top $ Paid Guaranteed Buying junk vehicles, free pick up. Scrap metal hauled away. 785-770-2066 $$$ BUYING Junk and Repairable Vehicles, Cash paid- Free Tow. Same Day Service, $150- Up. (785)633-7556 $$$

$Guaranteed Top Dollar Affordable Towing. Buying junk vehicles. Free towing. Same day service. (785)410-4444 AA Wamego Truck and Auto. Buying rebuildable or salvaged cars and trucks. Evening and weekend pickup available. 785-456-5433, 785-456-7306.

New storage units, all sizes, plus climate controlled units. Military and long term discounts. Located behind Little Apple Honda Toyota. (785)776-3888

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

COVERED RV Storage, 12x 24 feet, $50/ month 785-537-2190

Knox Ln. Self Storage

Stagg Hill Self Storage All sizes units available. Reasonable rates. 785341-5509

Taylor Made Storage 2 miles north of Manhattan, 5x 10, to 12x 50. Big discount for long term. 785-587-8777

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2 BEDROOM with major appliances and garage. No pets. Credit required. $795. (785)477-1931 3 BEDROOM, 2 1/2 bath, double garage, fully equipped kitchen and laundry, $1,350/ month, June 1 lease. Call or text, (785)313-6217.

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3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, newly remodeled, near campus, available June 1, $1050/ month. No pets. 785410-4291 3 BR, 1 1/4 bath, newly remodeled, 1 car garage and extra storage, large, fenced in yard. No Pets, available August 1, $990/ month. Contact Megan at 785-410-4291.

Financing available w. a. c. Competitive lot rent. Nice Community. www.redbudestates.net. (785)539-5791

Barton Community College seeks applications for the position of Associate Dean of Distance Learning. This replacement position will support the Barton instructional Deans in the delivery of virtual course content to targeted student populations through the supervision, management, and coordination of Barton distance learning, including synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid offerings. Required Qualifications: Master's degree with five to ten years of similar or related experience; instructional experience in a distance learning modality; and the ability to motivate and influence others through diplomacy and trust. 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. Persons with a hearing or speech impairment please use the Kansas Relay Service at 1-800-7663777 or dial 711. Position is open until filled. EOE.

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For Sale By Owner Lake Home 5 BR, 3 B, Gorgeous view of lake, lg master BR, beautiful landscaping, new windows, sprinkler & security systems, lg deck & screened porch. 3700 sqft. Call 539-5550 FOR sale by owner. 2 houses. Central air & heat. (785)537-7894, leave message.

Open House 2000 Rockhill Circle Sunday 1:00-3:00pm 3 bedroom with 4th BR N/C in basement, 2 1/2 bath, central air, 2 car garage, extra large lot. $213,500. Knight Realty, (785)539-2539 or (785)341-2598.

OPEN HOUSE 2p.m.- 4p.m. Sunday, March 4. 102 Chapman Road, St. George. 1 acre, 6 bedroom, 1 3/4 bath, 26x 24 workshop with gas and electric. Close to Manhattan and Wamego. $164,500. Nancy Perry, (785)556-1730, Coldwell Banker Realty Group One.

2 BEDROOMS, 1 bath, near CiCo Park, laundry, water/ trash paid. No pets, no smoking. Available April. $600. (785)341-5346 3 BEDROOM basement apartment, all appliances, fenced backyard, utilities paid, $900, April 1st. (785)537-9425, (785)565-1498. 3 BEDROOM, close to campus, 1 1/2 bath, dishwasher, laundry in complex, available now or August. 785-537-7810 or 785-537-2255.

4 BEDROOM, available now, close to Westloop, Marlatt School. $1,200/ month. Call Janet, (785)410-7295.

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New 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments. Close to KSU. We accept all pets. Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer, dishwasher, pool, walk- in closets. June and August leases. (785)537-2096, M- F, 8:30- 4:30.

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

NEAR downtown 2 bedroom $725. (785)221-5525, (785)771-2301.

TOWN Pavilion, 300/ 1500 square feet, office space, downtown. (785)537-2332

RENTALS for June 1st and August 1st, 2 and 4 bedrooms. Please call (785)456-5329.

Celebrating 29 years.... Thank you!

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

800-848-2565

Jim Brandenburg, Owner

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Lots

5 LOTS at Lake Elbo, $45,000. (785)776-2102

2 bedroom, 2 bath. Oversized master w/ jacuzzi tub. Hardwood floors and fireplace. 2 1/2 car garage. Yard maintained. $1300 + deposit. Available March 15th. Call 785-317-1778 after 5pm.

NORTHERN Estates. No specials. 2 acre lots, paved, 1 1/2 miles north of Wamego. (785)4563116

COUNTRY 5 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, double garage, 2- 3 miles from KSU, June 1 lease, $1,500/ month. Call or text, (785)313-6217.

ON Wamego golf course (new 9) in gorgeous setting. (785)458-2862, (785)456-5219. Owner/ agent.

NEWER 5 bedroom, 3 bath, double garage, 4542 Periwinkle. (785)231-4277

ACADEMIC ADVISOR Kansas State University seeks applicants for a full-time Academic Advisor in the College of Business Administration, Bachelor’s degree required; MBA or related experience preferred. Go to http://www.cba.ksu.edu/Documen tView.aspx?DID=743 for position description and application procedure. EOE. Background check is required.

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

2 ADJOINING residential lots located in Wamego, zoned R3, multiple family dwelling district, with enough area to allow construction of 6- plex, $60,000. Call Dave at (785)456-4521, or Doug at (785)565-1499.

LEONARDVILLE. 2 BD house w/ unfinished basement. 2- car detached garage. All appliances. $600/ month. 785-313-5206

Help Wanted

SHARE w/ males. 1 of 5 unfurn. bedrooms in my unfurn. home. $500 +/ - mo w/ deposit, no lease, paid utilities. Downtown on Poyntz near City Park. (785)341-0826 anytime. Union pipefitters welcome.

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

CUTE 4 bdrm within walking distance of campus! 785-539-1554

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Associate Dean of Distance Learning

Manhattan City Ordinance 4814 assures every person equal opportunity in housing without distinction on account of race, sex, familial status, military status, disability, religion, color, national origin or ancestry. Violations should be reported to the Director of Human Resources at City Hall, 587-2443.

Beautiful Townhome

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

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

ROOMMATES wanted to share 4 bedroom, 2 bath house. All appliances. No pets. $300 plus utilities, with deposit of the same. (307)349-3967

3 BR, 2 BA, garage, full basement. $1250.00 rent $1250.00 deposit. No pets (785)587-7929.

1988 JEEP Wrangler, looks good inside and out, runs good, hard top, A/C, 5 speed, 6 cylinder, 110K, $5,000 or best reasonable offer. (620)7675561

“Our Reputation is Your Guarantee”

**Deadlines earlier during holiday periods

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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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ULRICH Building, 4th Street & Poyntz, second floor 2- 4 offices (785)537-9100

Sport Utilities

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3 BR, 1 bath, new carpet and large updated kitchen, available June 1, $975. No Pets. Contact Megan at 785-410-4291.

2 BEDROOM, half block from campus, off street parking, washer/ dryer, water/ trash paid. June 1. No pets. (785)564-1197

2001 COLEMAN Sedona pop- up camper. Has king and queen beds. Asking $3,000. Call Mark at (785)630-1040.

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3 BEDROOM brick house, attached garage, fenced yard, central air, appliances, washer/ dryer, July, $975. (785)341-5346

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Out-of-Column ads, Real Estate, Auctions

RENTALS

1810 Caroline Ave. Junction City, KS 785-238-4409

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.

2 BEDROOM, 1 bath basement apartment, shared common laundry, near campus, $495/ month. No pets. Available August 1. 785-410-4291

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LEGALS

4,200 S F home with new salt water pool with automatic closure. 4 BD, 4 BA, 3 Ga, W O ranch master suite and laundry on main level, screened porch, wooded private site, completely remodeled, $450,000, approved buyers please email jmck1@cox.net or call 785.556.6646 for photos and additional info.

2 BEDROOM, spacious, all appliances, fenced backyard, full basement, June 1st, $900. (785)5379425, (785)565-1498.

MULTIPLE office sizes available now. Building has own parking, located in easy access area. Call now for deposit, discount, and incentive, 785-776-7615.

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• 10 minutes from Fort Riley • Swimming pool/hot tub • Full size washer/dryer in every unit • Clubhouse with home theater & game room

2505 ANDERSON, 1425 sq. ft. office. Call (785)532-8541 for details.

DOWNTOWN and westside locations, 500- 2,000 sq. ft. (785)537-2332

In-Column Ads Monday-Friday: 4 p.m. two days prior to publication. Sunday: 4 p.m. Thursday

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2 BEDROOM in Wamego. $625. Small but nice. No pets. (785)456-8510

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

New and used Harley- Davidson, Suzuki and Kawasaki motorcycles. Harley- Davidson clothing and accessories. Kawasaki ATV’s and Jet skis. 1021 Goldenbelt Blvd., Junction City, KS. Along I-70 between exits 295, 296. Toll free 1-877-600-1983-

The Bluffs

New Ads, Cancellations, Corrections Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. day of publication Sunday: 10 a.m. Saturday

Ultimate Living in a Perfect Setting

Office Rooms

1- 5 BEDROOM properties, available June 1 or August 1. www.henry-properties.com or call 785-3132135 for details and showing.

Harley- Davidson

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Large Storage Unit 15x 25 Concrete and steel construction, overhead door, drive- in, Great for Contractor storage! www.RentCapstone3D.com

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

Motorcycles, Bicycles

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

210 Knox Lane, 5x 5- 10x 30, 539-2325.

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

CAR COUNTRY

RentHRC.com

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

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

AAA Now paying $50 & up for salvage or used vehicles. Pick up available. Wamego Recycling, 785456-2439 or 785-456-3793.

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Amherst Self Storage

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Help Wanted

The Mercury cannot verify the financial potential of advertisements in the Help Wanted or Business Opportunities classifications. Readers are advised to approach any such “opportunity” with reasonable caution. Manhattan City Ordinance 4814 assures every person equal opportunity in securing and holding employment in any field of work or labor for which he/ she is properly qualified regardless of race, sex, military status, disability, religion, age, color, national origin or ancestry. Violations should be reported to the Director of Human Resources at City Hall, 5872443. 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

Assistant Professor Kansas State University Salina seeks applicants with a PhD in Economics or closely related field, or expected completion by Fall 2012. For details & how to apply, visit www.sal.ksu.edu. Chair Daniel Botz 785/826-2619. EOE Background check required.

Computer Information Specialist The Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) at KSU in Manhattan, KS seeks a Computer Information Specialist. BA required. For detailed position description and application procedures visit www.k-state.edu/oeie. Screening begins March 19, 2012. EEO/AA employer. Background check required.

Automotive Technician Very busy car dealership looking for used vehicle and service technician. ASE certification preferred, but not required. Excellent benefits, top pay, with up to $70,000 potential, all in a newer high- tech shop. Come join one of the fastest growing auto dealerships in Kansas. If interested, please send resume to: dmiller@briggsauto.com

CDL Training

Evening Classes!

C & R Credit Union

Monday - Thursday March 5-8, 6pm - 9pm, $99

Is looking for a manager with prior accounting and management experience. Application and job description available at C & R Credit Union, 801 5th St., P.O. Box 896, Clay Center, KS 67432. EOE.

Cloud’s Geary Co. Campus 631 Caroline Avenue (785) 238-8010, ext 721

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.

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

RECRUITMENT COORDINATOR Kansas State University seeks applicants for Recruitment Coordinator. Responsibilities include developing and implementing a plan for undergraduate student recruitment in the College of Business Administration. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s preferred. Visit http://www.cba.ksu.edu/Document View.aspx?DID=744 for position description and application procedure. EOE. Background check is required.


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BANNER Creek LLC has a great opportunity for an outstanding individual to join our Procurement Team. Procurement responsibilities will include purchasing sows, coaching livestock handling members, yard management, accounting, trucking, USDA compliance, and animal welfare compliance at our Holton, Kansas slaughter facility. Qualified candidates will have a 4 year college degree or five years experience as a livestock buyer. Successful candidates will also possess great communication skills and the ability to build relationships with suppliers, truckers, on site USDA officials and facility/ corporate Membership. If you think you have the ability to take this position to the next level, apply online at jobs.johnsonville.com (see “Livestock Procurement Handling Corrdinator”). We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment.

Dept. Of Agricultural Economics Kansas State University Position: Program Coordinator, Ghana METSS KSU Office, Manhattan, KS. Through an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Kansas State University (KSU) provides research and administrative support services to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Technical Support Services (METSS) Program. The METSS supports USAID/ Ghana Economic Growth (EG) section in its functions relating to program design, monitoring and evaluation, and as needed, technical services for policy, regulatory reform and training for increased agricultural growth and food security in Ghana. The KSU Office of the Ghana METSS Program provides the focus for these support services in administration and research. Job Responsibilities: The Ghana METSS KSU Office is in need of a Program Coordinator to coordinate the activities at the KSU and the Ghana METSS offices. The incumbent will have excellent organization skills and management capabilities to operate in a fast changing and high energy environment. The incumbent would have efficient communication skills and be able to operate seamlessly across multiple offices on two continents. Cultural awareness and strong diversity sensitivity are critical for success in this position. Specifically, the incumbent will have the capacity to administer research grants, manage service contracts and contractors providing shortterm technical assistance to Ghana METSS, develop new project budgets to facilitate funding requests, and act as an advisor to the Principal Investigator. Using in depth knowledge of project management, the incumbent will facilitate professional development and training programs in Ghana, consulting with the Principal Investigator to identify trainers and presenters, negotiate time and travel schedules and engage them to provide the requisite services. Position requirements and how to apply can be found at www.ageconomics.ksu.edu. Deadline: For all application material to be received is 5P.M. March 9, 2012. Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. KSU encourages diversity among its employees. A background check is required. CRNP, outgoing, open minded individual to be part of our non-narcotic pain relief center, 2- 4 days/ week. Must be open to alternative therapies. Diabetic neuropathy experience helpful, but not required. Competitive pay/ benefits based on experience. Contact Dr. Schneider, (785)320-5324.

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Big Lakes Developmental Center, Inc. provides programs and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. Excellent opportunities for individuals interested in human services. Applications will be accepted for the following position:

RESIDENTIAL LIVING ADVISOR III: Responsible for providing resident supervision and training, assisting with personal care, transportation, household maintenance, record keeping and supervision of staff. Full-time, 40 hours per week. Excellent fringe benefit package including apartment as well as medical/dental and life insurance, paid vacation and sick leave, and KPERS retirement program. Minimum qualifications include two years college, or high school diploma or equivalent with related experience, and a good driving record. Applications accepted until position is filled. Minimum qualifications include high school diploma or equivalent, three years driving experience, and a good driving record. Pre-employment drug screening is required for some positions. Applications accepted until position is filled. For rewarding and challenging opportunities or further information contact: Human Resources Director BIG LAKES DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER, INC. 1416 Hayes Dr. Manhattan, KS 66502 (785) 776-9201 www.biglakes.org EOE/AA BUSY, fast paced outpatient clinic seeking full time, self motivated LPN or MA. Must be outgoing, tech savvy, and able to perform under pressure. Send resume to advisorsmedical@yahoo.com in Word or Adobe format. EXPERIENCED Bookkeeper needed with a minimal of 3 years experience. Construction background helpful. Submit resume to personnel manager, at P. O. Box 1084 Manhattan, KS. 66505

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CABINET Maker: Immediate opening in progressive wood shop for a fast paced, detail oriented cabinet builder. Must be proficient with power tools associated with all aspects of cabinetry production on a time sensitive schedule. Job benefits include: Health insurance, holiday pay, and productive and positive atmosphere. Apply in person at New Horizons RV Corp., 2401 Lacy Dr., Junction City, KS 66441. E. E. O. C. employer.

Carpentry/ Handyman 20 year old company offering local steady work in Manhattan are. Minimum 10 years experience in remodeling, home maintenance, painting, & concrete flat work. Must have valid driver’s license & own truck with hand tools. $15.00/ hour to start. Call (785)587-0271 for interview appointment.

Carpentry/ Handyman 20 year old company offering local steady work in Manhattan are. Minimum 10 years experience in remodeling, home maintenance, painting, & concrete flat work. Must have valid driver’s license & own truck with hand tools. $15.00/ hour to start. Rapid advancement for qualified individual. Call (785)587-0271 for interview appointment. CHAIR Doctor Furniture Repair needs full time to part time (your choice) repair & refinish technician. Pay based on experience, will train the right person. Also occasional pick- up & delivery personnel, pays $25+ per trip. (785)776-6464

FT Residential Mortgage Loan Closer Kansas State Bank Join our growing team! Kansas State Bank offers employees a professional work environment, opportunity for advancement and great hours and benefits. We're seeking a FT Residential Mortgage Loan Closer for our Westloop branch. This position coordinates with processing and underwriting staff to close and fund residential mortgage loans in accordance with policies and loan-specific requirements. Duties include, but are not limited to: contacting third parties to request documents; verifying the accuracy of required documents; handling outside communications to ensure loans are closed in a timely manner; and coordinating loan funding. Learn more and apply online at myksb.com/jobs. EOE IMMEDIATE Opening for Full and Part Time Public Area Attendants/ Shuttle Drivers- all shifts. Must be 23 years old with a good driving record. Guest service experience is a requirement. Apply in person at Holiday Inn at the Campus, 1641 Anderson Ave. E. O. E.

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Computer Systems Analyst This position has responsibilities to support the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN) professionals in the adoption and use of information technology. The employee reports to the Great Plains Diagnostic Network and will work in collaborative team environment with other full-time and part-time software developers. Approximately 90% of the time will be spent working with the Plant Diagnostics Information System (PDIS) software development staff to enhance and maintain PDIS. This position will concentrate on development of HTML5 user interfaces for mobile applications. The remainder of the time will be spent determining the scope and objectives of software development projects through consultation with clientele, developing and modifying databases, quality assurance activities, and preparing detailed specifications from which software is written. Employee designs, codes, tests, and debugs application programs, provides expert advice to other internal project leaders and software developers and applies project management techniques to projects. For full listing go to our website: www.plantpath.ksu.edu. To apply submit (1) a letter of application summarizing research experience and interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three references, to: Computer Systems Analyst Position, Department of Plant Pathology, 4024 Throckmorton Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506; plantpath@ksu.edu. KSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background checks required. Application deadline is March 12, 2012. COOK at the Westy Diner in the Westy Community Care Home. F T, flexible schedule, universal worker. Must be able to work some weekends and holidays. 105 N. Hwy 99, Westmoreland. Contact Nancy, (785)457-2801. HIRING full time loving, energetic Assistant Toddler Teacher. Call Hope Lutheran Early Learning Center, (785)587-9400.

A leading Culture Change Community is seeking applicants. SALES LEADER For the intensely motivated and driven professional who believes that sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprivation. As the Sales Leader at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community, you will lead and inspire a team of A-Player sales associates, driving increased revenue growth, and meeting the sales goals of census, occupancy, and activity. In this critical role you will manage and motivate your sales team to achieve the same level of success you’ve demonstrated throughout your career. Your ability to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to close business will pave the way to unparalleled career growth and will ensure your financial success. SOCIAL SERVICE LEADER The Social Service Leader assists residents and/or their responsible party in obtaining access to needed medical, psychosocial, spiritual, and financial services, while working with an interdisciplinary team to ensure that the plan of care is implemented and adequately addressing resident needs and desires. They will facilitate education with residents, families, and staff. The Social Service Leader will be responsible for ensuring assessments are completed in a timely manner. The Social Service Leader must work in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines, and regulations along with Meadowlark’s values that govern our facility to ensure that the highest degree of quality care is maintained at all times. Masters degree required. 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 - Days, Evenings, Nights, and Weekends (every other) Wage incentive for experienced certified professionals 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. HOUSEKEEPING - LAUNDRY ASSISTANT The responsibility of this position is to be aware of all residents’ linen as well as laundry needs. To ensure that every resident enjoys clean and wellmaintained linen and that the laundry is presented to the required standard and available at all times. RESTAURANT COOKS - SERVERS Full Time, Part Time - Days, Evenings, Weekends and Nights

Apply online at www.meadowlark.org/employment or https://ciims.cindexinc.com/job/6bdbd4 NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE Equal Opportunity Employer

“Wamego City Hospital named to Best Places to Work in Healthcare” Come join our Winning Team Medical Technologist (Generalist) Part-Time Weekend shifts and Weekend call MT, ASCP or equivalent required. Cook / Environmental Services PRN hours scheduled as needed Apply online at www.mercyregional.org WCH is a drug free workplace and EOE

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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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

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CURATOR of Design for the Riley County Historical Museum: Development and installation of; exhibits at the Historical Museum, special events, and traveling exhibits. Familiarity with museum collections is helpful. College degree in design, museum studies or related field is required. Computer skills and good interpersonal skills required. Experience with PastPerfect software preferred. Hiring pay range is $19.69- $21.76 with excellent benefits. Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter along with completed application. Applications are available in the Riley County Clerk’s Office, 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66502, or online at www.rileycountyks.gov. Applications will be accepted through April 1, 2012. Pre-employment drug testing is required on conditional offer of employment. Riley County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Customer Service & Sales Account Manager I Immediate opening for a career-oriented individual to work in out Sales Administration department. Responsibilities include coordinating and supporting all activities between our NY and KS sales departments with regard to our Kwik Sew patter brand. Incumbent will be responsible for the expansion of this brand through sales, customer contact and good will. Qualified candidates will possess the following: • At least 2 years’ business experience in a sales capacity required • Four year college degree preferred • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills • Ability to work independently, be well organized and detail oriented The McCall Pattern Company offers a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, send or e-mail resume and salary history in confidence to: Employment Office The McCall Pattern Company 615 McCall Road Manhattan, Kansas 66502 E-mail: mary@empr.mccall.com EOE/M/F/H/V DAY Driver wanted. Clean MVR a must. Over 25. (785)477-8808 DELIVERY/ Maintenance help wanted. See the U.S. Delivering pianos. Must have good driving record, be physically fit, and able to travel evenings when necessary. Other duties include basic store/ grounds maintenance and detailing pianos. $9/ hr. to start. Motivated individuals please apply at MidAmerica Piano, 241 Johnson Rd. DIRECTOR of Surgical Support Services, KSU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. For more information contact Hospital Administrator at (785)532-5708 or go to: http://www.vet.ksu.edu/depts/VMTH/employment.ht m KSU is an E. O. E. Background check required.

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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

Evaluation Projects Coordinator The Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) at KSU in Manhattan, KS seeks an evaluation projects coordinator. BA or BS required. For detailed position description and application procedures visit www.k-state.edu/oeie. Screening begins March 26, 2012. EEO/AA employer. Background check required.

Faculty Position, Family Financial Management Kansas State University at Manhattan, Kansas is seeking an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Family Financial Management. This 12-month, tenure-track position is 90% Cooperative Extension, 10% Service. This position requires a Doctorate (ABD considered) in Personal Financial Planning or a closely related field. Primary responsibilities include planning,preparing, implementing, and evaluating researchbased educational strategies, resources, programs, products, and endeavors and disseminating results of Extension scholarship. EOE. Kansas State University actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required. Visit http://www.he.k-state.edu/employment/ for a position description and application procedures.

Love The Outdoors? Howe Landscape, Inc. is currently seeking laborers for several of our divisions. This is for full time and part time help, with flexible schedules for students, preferably 4- hour blocks of time. Applicants must be 18 years of age, have a valid drivers license and pass a pre-employment drug test. Starting wages are $8.75/ hr. Apply three ways, in person M- F, 8- 5 at 12780 Madison Rd in Riley; call 785776-1697 to obtain an application; or e-mail us at askhowe@howelandscape.com. You may also visit our website, www.howelandscape.com.

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

All applicants selected for employment are subject to post-offer pre-employment drug screening. Ask us about WorkReady! Certificates (See web site for complete job descriptions and application information.) RECREATION SUPERVISOR (Pools-Rink) Closing Date: 03/16/2012 SEASONAL LABORERS (Horticulture, Parks, Cemetery, Forestry) PROGRAM ASSISTANT (SUNSET ZOO) Open until filled SEASONAL EDUCATOR (SUNSET ZOO) Open until filled JUNIOR ZOOKEEPER SUPERVISOR (ZOO) Open until filled SPRING/SUMMER RECREATIONAL/SEASONAL POSITIONS URBAN PLANNING SUMMER INTERNSHIP Closing Date: 3/28/2012 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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Administrative Officer Veterinary Technician II-2 Positions Graphic Designer Specialist Buildings System Tech.-2 Positions Electronic Control Center Supervisor 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.

• At Risk Aide - Math Lab (Eisenhower) • Elementary School Principal (Woodrow Wilson) • 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) • Title One Aide - Northview USD 383 is a Kansas Work Ready Preferred Employer. Applicants are encouraged to present the Kansas WORKReady! Certificate at the time of application. Contact the Manhattan Workforce Center for more information about the certification at 785-539-5691 or email Terry at 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.


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Faith Furniture is seeking full time sales associate/office assistant. Position involves working on the sales floor and assisting with office duties. Requires excellent customer service skills and attention to detail. Evening and weekend availability required. Paid vacation, 401k plan available. E-mail resume to furn302@hotmail.com or apply in person at 302 E. Poyntz Ave. FITNESS: Fort Riley is seeking highly motivated and qualified Personal Trainers, Group Fitness Instructors, Massage Therapists. Enjoy competitive pay in a fast-paced and exciting work environment. If interested, contact us at 785-239-3146.

FT Mortgage Loan Processor Kansas State Bank Do you want to be part of a growing team, work in a professional environment and have opportunity for advancement? Would you like great hours and benefits? Kansas State Bank seeks candidates with at least 5 years of recent residential mortgage loan processing experience in a moderate- to high-volume organization to join the Mortgage Loan Processing team at its Westloop branch. This position provides professional, timely support to mortgage loan officers and other internal/external customers. Key loan processing functions include, but are not limited to: preparing documentation, ensuring compliance, following up on underwriting and closing requirements, handling client communications, funding loans and preparing loan files for secondary market investors. Dedication, initiative and a commitment to quality are key. FHA/Rural Development loan experience preferred. Proficiency in Windows and Windows-based applications is required. Learn more and apply online at myksb.com/jobs. EOE LABORER/ Painter, valid license and truck required. $10/ hour to start. Local work. 785-5566659

Chemistry Instructor Full-time grant funded position beginning Fall, 2012, at the Highland Community College Center in Wamego, Kansas. Will be responsible for both lecture and lab (no lab assistants). Position is eligible for full benefits, KPERS, and subject to Kansas Continuing Contract Law. Master’s degree in chemistry related discipline required. Request application packet from HCC Human Resources, 606 W. Main, Highland, KS 66035; 785442-6010; egronniger@highlandcc.edu. EOE.

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HHA/CNA/RN/LPN HHA/CNA: Job Opportunity available in Manhattan. RN/LPN: Job Opportunity available in Topeka (nights). Looking for a different career path and prefer providing one on one care? This job is perfect for you. Advocare provides home health services to children and adults in the home. Visit our website at http://www.advocarehomecare.com. Send resume to homecare@wamego.net or fax to 785-456-8943.

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 HIRING CDL A p.m., Saturday schedule rotation. This schedule is firm. Apply online Starting at $15.00 an Hour or learn more about this and other Covan World- Wide Moving, Inc. is positions at myksb.com/jobs. EOE now hiring for responsible and reliable CDL Class B and CDL Class A GRAPHIC DESIGNER drivers. Home each evening and on weekends. Excellent opportunity to SPECIALIST be around home and family. RegionK-State Housing and Dining Services seeks qualified applicants for Graphic Designer Specialist po- al driving and OTR opportunities alsition with responsibilities to conceptualize, prepare so are available if desired. Job is to and produce design and layout for website, social media, brochures, contracts, special events, com- perform packing, loading, and delivplete portfolios and other projects for a large, diverse, student oriented department. Work includes ery of household goods to our milidevelopment of promotional themes and concepts tary and commercial customers for programming events, web and social media along with driving CDL vehicles to presence. $20.13 p h and full benefits. Complete position description and details on how to apply at jobsite. New Hires are eligible for http://www.k-state.edu/hr/employment/vac.html. Application deadline is 03/ 15/ 12. KSU is an A A/ Health, Dental, and Life insurance E O E/ V P E. Background check is required. after 3 months of employment. 401K also available after 6 months Heritage Wine & Liquor and vacation after one year of emHeritage Wine & Liquor is seeking candidates for full- time position in our retail store. Must be 21 or ployment. Apply in person at 5925 older. Candidates should have a general knowl- Corporate Drive in Manhattan. edge of the liquor industry, retail management experience, and must be able to pass a background Equal opportunity employer. check. Application deadline is 3/ 10/ 12. Please submit resume or applications to: Heritage Wine & Liquor, 8200 South Port Drive, Suite 101, Manhattan, KS 66502; or ygkinvestments@hotmail.com.

Research Associate / Evaluator The Office of Educational Innovation and Evaluation (OEIE) at KSU in Manhattan, KS seeks a research associate/evaluator. MA or MS required. For detailed position description and application procedures visit www.k-state.edu/oeie. Screening begins March 26, 2012. EEO/AA employer. Background check required. @@@@@@@@e? @@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e @@@@@@@@e? @@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@e?@@@@@@@@?e@@@@@@@@ @@@@@@@@ @@h? @@ @@h? @@ @@h? @@ @@h? @@ @@h? @@ @@h? @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@ @@

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INDUSTRIAL/ Production positions available through Manpower. Candidates must pass pre-employment screening, have stable work history, and high school diploma or equivalent. Please apply at www.manpowerjobs.com and call 785-776-1094 after activating account. E. O. E. LOCAL detail shop is looking for 3 technicians. One to work the 7 am- 4:30 pm shift & two to work 2 pm - 8 pm shift. No experience needed. Apply in person with Jay at Briggs Super Center, 4810 Slyway Drive, Manhattan, KS.

Nurse: LPN or RN Full time 11p. to 7a, Monday- Friday. 57 bed skilled long term care facility. Call Rebecca to set up an interview @ (785)457-2801. Westy Community Care Home, Westmoreland, Kansas.

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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 MEDICAL Clerk for the Riley County Health Department. Must have at least one year experience in medical clerical field. Recent experience in medical billing and coding is helpful. Computer skills and good interpersonal skills required. Bilingual English/ Spanish is helpful. Hiring pay range is $14.00- $15.47 per hour with excellent benefits. Applicants should submit a resume along with completed application. Applications are available in the Riley County Clerk’s Office, 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66502, or online at www.rileycountyks.gov. Pre-employment drug testing is required on conditional offer of employment. Riley County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MEDICAL Office seeking full time business office assistant. Candidate must be seeking long term employment with evening hours required. Flexibility and the strive for excellence a must. Medical coding/ insurance experience preferred. Email resume to insurance@twhg.net, or fax to 785-776-7392. MIDLAND Exteriors Inc. The Leasing Home Improvement Specialists is currently seeking highly motivated and detail oriented siding, window, and gutter installers. Apply at 2794 Rory Rd. Manhattan. E O E Drug Free Workplace. MORTGAGE Loan Closer And Shipper Position at Peoples Choice Mortgage in Manhattan. This person will be responsible for preparing loan closing documents and delivery to the investor. Experience in secondary market lending preferred. Strong organizational skills, exceptional customer service, ability to prioritize work day and computer proficiency a must. Send resume to lthyfault@pebank.net or mail to: Landee Thyfault c/o Peoples Exchange Bank, PO Box 649, Concordia, KS 66901. Confidentiality Guaranteed. NOW hiring full time maintenance, cooks, and dishwashers. Please apply in person at The Clarion Hotel, 530 Richards Dr., Manhattan, KS 66502.

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CNA CERTIFICATION TRAINING Classes will be offered at Valley Vista Good Samaritan Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am-12:45pm and 1:30pm-6:15pm March 27th thru May 17th, 2012 Cost is $500.00 which includes certification testing fees and book rental. If you are interested in a new career path, CNA training is your chance to experience the rewards of working in a field that’s primary focus is to serve others. It is also a great place to start that offers you a foundation of skills that can help guide you to explore further options of advancements in the medical field. For further questions or to enroll, please call Good Samaritan Valley Vista in Wamego at 785-456-9482, and ask for Betsy Miller or Bonnie Dillen.

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Assistant Teacher: The K-State Center for Child Development is currently hiring for a Teaching Assistant/Assistant Teacher. This position will work in the Infant/Toddler classroom. Position is full-time, 12months term. Pay rate: $8.32 -$11.18 per hour. Excellent Benefits including Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Sick and Vacation Leave, Retirement Plan, Childcare Discount. Tuition Assistance is available to pursue Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Ability to pass KBI Background Check, Physical and TB Test required. Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or GED with the expectation of actively pursuing Child Development Associate credential at center’s expense. Prefer Child Development Associate credential or Associate degree in Early Childhood Education. Open until filled. Priority Screening Starts: March 9, 2012 Send application, resume and 3 work related references to: K-State Student Union, Student Union Human Resources, Manhattan, KS 66506. Questions call, Amy Horvatic at 785-532-6593 or email unionjob@ksu.edu. A criminal background check will be required for the candidates selected for hire. EOE

UPU Industries Inc Manufacturer of the highest quality plastic net wrap

WE'RE HIRING THE BEST! Sunflower Bank, N.A., a 1.8 billion dollar regional financial services bank, is currently looking to reward a highly motivated, sales-oriented individual with a position as a Commercial Lending in the Manhattan market. As part of the market's sales team, you will be responsible for originating and developing new commercial loans as well as marketing our financial products and services. Candidates must be bright, articulate, possess a genuine interest in helping people in a sales environment and be goal specific. Bachelor's degree preferred and three to five years of commercial lending experience required. The ability to call on prospects and develop new business is a critical component of this position. Commercial lending origination and portfolio management experience is a must! Our employees enjoy outstanding benefits... including 401(k) plan, Retirement Savings plan, incentive programs, health and dental insurance, employee assistance program, paid training, vacation, holiday pay, sick leave, tuition reimbursement and much more. If you qualify, please apply on-line at www.sunflowerbank.com. Bringing out the best in the lives we touch...Creating Possibility! EOE

We are seeking motivated employees wanting to work in an employee friendly and clean environment.

- Operators UPU Industries Inc, is currently looking for motivated production team members. Responsibilities would include but not be limited to: equipment operation and packaging. Minimum qualifications include using U.S. system of linear measure along with metric systems, ability to follow written and verbal directions, ability to physically perform job duties with reasonable accommodations. Prior manufacturing process experience beneficial but not required. 40 hr/week - 12 hr/day, one three day weekend every two weeks - no more than three days on duty in a row. For more information on UPU Industries Inc. and the facility, visit the Junction City or Manhattan Workforce Center.

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PART- Time Circulation Clerk. Twenty- one hours per week, including Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. and Saturdays from 12:15p.m. to 5:15p.m. High school diploma or equivalent required. Previous library experience preferred. Application and job description available at Circulation Desk, Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, 230 West Seventh Street, Junction City. First review of applications will begin March 12. No phone calls, please. E. O. E. REDEMPTION Lutheran Church is seeking a musician to play the keyboard (hymns and service music) for Sunday morning worship service. Position description is available at www.redemptionlc.org. Call 785-293-2100 for more information.

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. RILEY County Spring and Summer Seasonal Laborer positions available. 40 hour work week at $10.44 per hour. Valid driver’s license and the ability to lift 70 lbs is required. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Experience in construction, concrete work, asphalt maintenance, traffic flagging, tree and turf maintenance, or mowing is preferred. Applications are available at the Riley County Clerk's Office, 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS or online at www.rileycountyks.gov. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Pre-employment drug testing is required on conditional offer of employment. Riley County is an equal opportunity employer.

Rothwell Landscape Now accepting applications for all positions. Must pass pre-employment drug screen. Apply in person at 1607 Fair Lane.

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APPLICATIONS TAKEN MARCH 5, 2012 THROUGH MARCH 16, 2012. Five year apprenticeship program. EARN WHILE YOU LEARN. Job placement & training provided. EOE. The only cost is an annual book & material fee of less than $400. Must have a valid Driver’s License to apply.Must be 18 by June 1, 2012. Must be physically able to perform construction related tasks. Must provide proof of High School Graduation with transcript or GED Certificate with High School transcript testresults. Must provide copy of Birth Certificate. Must be able to read & interpret safety regulations. Must have reliable transportation and be able to attend training in Wichita, KS once every 6 weeks. Must provide evidence of freedom from drugs if accepted into the program. APPLICATIONS TAKEN AT THE FOLLOWING WORKFORCE CENTER LOCATIONS:

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New, Modern, Climate Controlled Facility Health/Dental Insurance Paid Life Insurance UPU Industries Inc. Supports Paid Vacation & Holiday and Acknowledges BEST, Work Opportunity for Advancement Keys and Job Fit through the Workforce Center Drug/Alcohol Free Workplace Secure, Monitored Grounds

Interested applicants apply in person from 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday thru Friday at UPU Industries Inc. Phone 785-238-6990, 3002 S. Industrial Street, I-70 Industrial Park, Junction City, KS 66441, or at the Workforce Center in either Junction City or Manhattan, KS.

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SALES Representative-- Prime Media is seeking an assertive, energetic, and goal- oriented media professional. Responsible for increasing local sales, customer service, and managing customer relationships. Will work closely with networks like ESPN, CNN & Lifetime to bring the most powerful advertising to their customers. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary, commissions, excellent benefit package including med/ dent/ life & vacation. Some travel required. Email resume to amoore@pmpmail.net SI Funeral Service is looking for Production Worker/ Driver. Class A CDL preferred. Starting salary $13.50/ hour, with benefits available. Call (785)456-1650, or apply at 405 Miller Drive, Wamego, KS. E. O. E.

TELLER SUPERVISOR K-State Federal Credit Union is seeking a Full Time Teller Supervisor. Applicant must have an outgoing personality, be a proven leader and detail oriented, have organizational skills with exceptional oral/ written communication skills, and be self- motivated. Previous teller supervision experience is preferred. Excellent benefits package included. Please send your resume and list of references to: LaRae Kraemer, K-State Federal Credit Union, 2600 Anderson Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502. E. O. E.

Temporary Farm Labor: Strunk Harvesting, Silver Lake, KS, has 16 positions for custom harvester; 6 mos. experience required; must be able to obtain clean DL with appropriate air brake endorsement to drive grain & transporter trucks within 30 days of hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr up to $2000/mo.; threefourths work period guaranteed from 4/1/12-12/31/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 8625208.

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Riley County EMS, a department of Mercy Regional Health Center, is accepting Paramedic applications for full-time employment. RCEMS is a progressive service in a university community located in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. Come grow with us and enjoy working the many community activities to include Big 12 Athletics and The Country Stampede!

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE Full Time - Manhattan We’re looking for an efficient, friendly individual to provide clerical support in our busy office. High School diploma or equivalent required; previous related experience including Microsoft Word, Excel and managing multi-line phone system preferred. Schedule will be 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM, M - Th and 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM on Friday. Offering $9.75/hr plus credit for experience and a comprehensive benefit plan. Apply online at www.pawnee.org. Equal Opportunity Employer

Child Care Director The USD 475 Child Development Center in Junction City has an opportunity for a Child Care Director! SIGN ON BONUS! Salary up to $47,000/year! Bachelor’s degree required. One or more years of experience as a teacher in a child care center licensed for over 100 children. Must meet KDH&E and accreditation requirements. Position manages the day-to-day operation of a licensed child care center in accordance with federal, state rules and regulations and agency policies and procedures. The primary goal is to provide a loving, caring, safe and stimulating environment for children 0-12 years of age to thrive to their fullest potential. Benefits Include: *Competitive salary *Paid health/dental/life insurance *401(k) employer matched plan *Paid holidays *Annual longevity bonus *Flexible work schedule and more…. Apply online at www.tficcc.org or send resume to: TFI Community Child Care, Inc. Attn: Human Resources PO Box 2224 Emporia, KS 66801 Questions? Call us at (877) 613-7746. TFI Community Child Care, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider


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TEMPORARY position: Energetic, well-organized person needed for Clerical / Reception position with busy non-profit agency. Responsibilities include filing, answer multi-phone line, coordinating volunteers, mailings, correspondence and other duties. Requires excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and computer experience. Position open until filled. 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. / AA. TGC Drywall is hiring Drywall Hangers and Drywall Finishers. Must have own transportation, tools, clean drug test. Call for appointment, (785)9692750, or email thomasmark1965@gmail.com.

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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 (785) 776-8808.

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

Kansas State University Department of Housing and Dining Services seeks qualified applicants for Web Team Coordinator. Detailed information at http://housing.k-state.edu/employment/it.php KSU is an A. A./ E. O. E. and seeks diversity among employees. Background check is required.

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Truck Drivers Wanted Midwest Concrete Materials, a locally owned construction materials supplier, is accepting applications for experienced local delivery drivers. Drive for respected company with opportunity for advancement. Part- time positions also available. Competitive Pay, Vacation, Paid Holidays, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401K Retirement, Home every night. Midwest Concrete Materials, 701 S. 4th Street, Manhattan, Kansas 66502. 785-776-8811. mikes@4mcm.com. E. O. E. Midwest Concrete Materials is a drug free company. WELDER position available through Manpower. Candidates must pass pre-employment screening and have stable work history, high school diploma or equivalent, and least 1 year of welding experience. Please apply at www.manpowerjobs.com and call 785-776-1094 after activating account. E. O. E.

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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, March 10-11, 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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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

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NEW Royal treadle sewing machine, $125. Secretary chair, $75. Pull- out table cabinet, $100. (785)587-7127

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

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LEGAL NOTICES

PUBLIC NOTICE OF 2013 APPLICATIONS FOR USE OF SPECIAL ALCOHOL FUNDING Published in The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday, March 4, 2012. The City of Manhattan, Special Alcohol Advisory Committee will accept applications for funding of alcohol and drug abuse programs for the calendar year 2013. Annual allocations will be available only in the instance that special alcohol monies are allocated by the Kansas legislature according to Kansas Statute 79-41a04: Local alcoholic liquor fund. Applications that incorporate the use to maximize alcohol and drug prevention programs in Manhattan will be given special consideration. Allocations will only be considered with submission of complete and accurate applications.

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AKC registered brindle male English Bulldog puppies. Ready March 15th. $1,500. (785)258-4138

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Applications and related information are available on the City's website at www.cityofmhk.com. All inquiries and requests for other information can be made by calling Pamela Jager, Budget Officer at 785-587-2471 or by emailing jager@cityofmhk.com. To be considered, the application must be submitted on the City's provided forms on or before April 6, 2012 to the Finance Department, Attn: Pamela Jager, 1101 Poyntz Avenue.

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The City of Wamego is seeking a full-time Recreation Director to manage the Wamego Recreation Department. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid driver's license. Advanced degree preferred. Salary DOQ. Please submit resume and cover letter to the Wamego City Manager, 430 Lincoln Ave., PO Box 86, Wamego, KS 66547-0086. Resume review begins March 16th, 2012. Position is open until filled. The City of Wamego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug Free Workplace.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

ESTATE AUCTION Saturday, March 24, 2012 Starting at 9 A.M. Lunch Served Auction Location: National Guard Armory at 721 Levee Dr., Manhattan, KS. Dolls & Toys: 18 in. old doll w/cloth body; (10) other older dolls; doorstop dolls; numerous old toys; child’s pots & pans set; good assort. of doll furniture; (6) wooden doll beds; (1) doll high chair; children’s garden tools; various old toy trucks; checkerboard/marble game combination; child’s small hutch; doll glass dishes: (6) blue lemonade set & pitcher, pink depression creamer & sugar set & butter dish, Oriental child’s tea set, child’s white milk glass items, other numerous child’s dishes; numerous children’s books; baby buggy (tin); green doll high chair; game board; Toy box chalkboard & other games; Three Little Pigs puzzle; tin Easter egg toy; other Easter eggs & toys; child’s ironing board; child’s sewing machine; Batman costume. Collectibles: Coke bottle w/Clay Center on it; calendars from Auld’s Chevrolet & IH dealership; memorabilia from around the Clay Center & Broughton area; 1912 calendar; various old music boxes; playing cards w/ Robert Kennedy on them; several state plates; several hand fans advertising local businesses; collection of match books; advertising items including rulers & pens; collection of pens & pencils; several jars of marbles; cowboy bank & wood cuts; Easter egg figurine; old suitcase. Auctioneer’s Note: It appears as if this sale would not be very big, but we did not list all of the advertising pieces and there are several hundred of them.

Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 9 A.M. Kitchen Collectibles: wood butter churn Tg’s Terrington; Daisy butter churn, wood; metal apple peeler; (1) green bottom coffee grinder; cherry pitter; (8) bottles, Kitchen Klatter; various cookbooks from around the area; Weed Master cutting board; old kitchen dinner plates; old pots & pans; Granite ware pots; metal cookie cutters; tea pots; mixing bowls; old toasters; numerous vintage kitchen items; various coffee pots; Granite ware coffee pots; various tea pots; spice tins; red trim Granite ware pots & pans; numerous kitchen primitives; Sunshine Biscuit tin box; wood rolling pin; various water & milk pitchers; metal butter churn; nested canisters. Crocks & Fruit Jars: crock ware; Redwing butter churn crock; (20) Redwing crocks from 10 gal. on down; large brown crock bowls; green crocks; kitchen pottery; brown pottery;1858 green Mason fruit jars; green fruit jars; numerous quart fruit jars; 1908 glass lid fruit jars; blue Mason jars dated 1858. Collectibles: lots of old valentine cards; 200-300 postcards dating from 1900 on; Coors beer glasses; collection of advertising key chains; many old Christmas tins; lighted pictures; (2) mantle clocks, one Seth Thomas & the other one made by Welsh Co.; rabbit clock; cathedral 8 day 1/2 hr. strike mantle clock; several talking books; Books of Knowledge Encyclopedia; old advertising cans; collection of old cameras; square nails; green insulators; glass door knobs; old clocks & radios; Indian memorabilia; ceramic dogs & cats; various old planters; numerous old bottles; silver plated platters; misc. vases; (8) tumblers. Furniture: old style divan; oak bevel glass 8 ft. showcase; (2) old shelving units; other furniture yet to be discovered. Auctioneer’s Note: The Martin’s have collected for close to 100 years. All four days will be filled with a lot of items not advertised. Hope to see you at the auction.

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Starting at 9 A.M. Lunch Served Auction Location: National Guard Armory at National Guard Armory building at 721 Levee Dr., Manhattan, KS. Glassware: Pink & Yellow depression glass; 4 boxes of pink cabbage rose depression glass; Poppy pattern depression glass; Fiesta: red, yellow, gold saucers, cereal bowls, Cobolt blue salt & pepper, red teapot, orange pitcher; Blue Bubble teacups, plates, bowls, glasses, 2 boxes full; Cobolt blue granny nipper; Uasona china set, Mom’s wedding dishes; 2 boxes of Jewel Tea dishes; small and large green glasses; milk glass cake plate; Grape pattern clear glass dishes; Bavaria pitcher & rose mead elephant; variety of clear glassware; assort. of Goffus glass; Cobolt blue bottles; (2) cut glass fruit bowls; (2) glass candle holders & glass vases; plates Germany, English, hand painted Austria & Bavaria; white & green vases; Iridicent Fostoria, made before marking; (3) glass colored baskets & many other glass baskets; glass fruit bowls; hand painted centennial sugar & creamer; Fire King pheasant plates & glasses; numerous glass cups; heavy pressed glass pitcher & sherberts; ruby red glasses & vases & other misc. items;Carnival glass footed bowl & plates; ruby hobnail pitchers & glasses; set of Noritack china, old; depression pink pitchers & thin glasses; red glass bowl; Fire King plates, cups, saucers, creamer, 11 cups, mugs, meat platter, 1 loaf pan, 7 sauce dishes; Blue Meakins England large pitcher & large bowl wash set; Flintstone decorative glasses, bowls, cups, saucers & misc.; misc. Norman Rockwell cups & etc.; Pyrex bowl set; (4) glass birds from Italy; Nomenia, KS, Bohemia Hall tall glass, gold color; covered compote; large assort. of glass shoes, glass ducks & geese; decorative Federal Glass Company, Columbus, Ohio numerous pieces; numerous pieces of Fenton glass; china made in U.S., Edwin pattern; colored glass of animal pieces; white & blue plates; (30) chicken, turkey & rooster on next w/matching teacups, coffee cups & saucers; numerous flower vases & various other glassware. Pottery: Roseville 390-12, Roseville #6-10 in., Roseville 457-8 in., #1159-1/2 in., Roseville flower holder, Roseville 3 in., 4 in. & 5 in. #618, Roseville sugar & creamer; Roseville green blue #386 w/chip; Weller pottery, Hull gold colored unicorn vase, Hull vase W-14, 10 1/2 in., Hull #20-6 1/2 in., Hull W2-5 1/2 #100 & #35; McCoy teapot, 5 animal plates & 2 other pieces & other cookie jars: clown, snowman, rooster, strawberry, bear, cat, china house, Dutch boy & girl, duck: misc. teapots, Tom the Piper’s son, patented U.S. 1944; large collection of Japan & McCoy teapots; occupied Japan orange & green teapots; occupied Japan camel teapot; occupied Japan elephant; occupied Japan dutch mill; occupied Japan princess teapot; occupied Japan bank teapot; occupied Japan figurines; Japan figurines; pottery from Columbia, South America. Salt & Peppers: large collection of unusual salt & pepper shakers & other misc. salt & pepper shakers; colored hen on nest w/matching salt & pepper. Misc. Items: brass peacock from India; eagle bookends; incense burner; very old magazines 1935-1951, Dickinson County High School; old magazines, Flower & Garden, Kitchen Klatter; newspapers from 19061933; old magazines 1948, 1950, 1975 Good Old Days Quilt World; numerous antique trader price guides; old Life magazines; old Farm & Ranch magazines; old Look magazines; old Post magazines; silver tray & coffee pot; dresser pieces; various perfume bottles; old pots & strainers; fall & Christmas decorations; various Christmas items; Christmas lights; Christmas wreath; old books; large assort. of MelMack dinnerware & serving pieces; good assort. of Milk Glass vases; numerous old catalogs; old magazines on Eisenhower, sports, etc. Wood Items: numerous Marlow wood cuts; Marlow wood cut 3 ft. x 24 in. wall hanging, excellent condition; numerous hand made wooden items.

Sunday, March 18 at 9 A.M. Dry Goods: large assort. of feed sacks & colored feel sacks, tea towels, tablecloths, doilies-croqueted & other, lines; croqueted pillowcases; lap robe; (2) hand made croqueted table cloths; muslin fabric; numerous boxes of fabric; satin material pieces; several rolls of fabric; pillow tubing & tea towel material; variety of lace pieces; large assort. of fancy old lace; from early days doll dress material, tatting & lace; large assort. of tea towels; ticking & outing fringe; Currier & Ives placemats; hand made aprons; old cotton thread & sewing items; muslin sacks. Vintage Clothing: large assort. of vintage clothing, some made out of feed sacks; new old style house slippers; old high heeled shoes; numerous hats of Grandpa’s; men’s ties & Bolo ties; dresses from 1900-1938, Great Grandma Martin’s. Jewelry: 200 pieces of old jewelry; numerous jewelry boxes. Women’s Items: 40 compacts; numerous beaded purses; numerous leather purses; other old purses; numerous scarves & head scarves; Batten burglace, tatting, fancy hankies; nylons & gloves; hair rollers, comb, hair cutting set; Avon perfume bottles; dresser mirrors. Blankets & Bathroom Sets: 3 piece bathroom set; small pink & white blanket; pink wool blanket; (3) cotton blankets; (4) pillows; misc. blankets; croqueted pieces for liners; numerous bath towels. Quilts: several old quilts; silk material for quilts; numerous boxes of small pieces of material for quilting; hand stitched double wedding ring pieces; numerous quilting books; cut quilt pieces. Collectibles: paper weights; birds; candles; ceramics; bells; snow globes; old phone books; playing cards; adorable cupids; tin framed pictures; Betsy Silver washboard; numerous wood items; bull fighter picture; numerous pictures & frames; pictures of collector series, old tractors; collection of pink & black faced lampshades; St. Patty’s figurines; Pyrex bedroom & urinal, white; old scissors, pens, thread, needles & sewing notions; numerous Avon containers; numerous wicker baskets & Easter baskets; old square dance calling cards, very unique; various catalogs.

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PUBLIC NOTICE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR CITY FUNDING FOR SOCIAL SERVICES Published in The Manhattan Mercury on Sunday, March 4, 2012. 2013 Applications are now available for Social Services Funding by the City of Manhattan. Applications can be found on the website at www.cityofmhk.com. Social service agencies interested in applying for 2013 funding may also send inquiries and request information by calling Pamela Jager at 785-587-2471 or emailing jager@cityofmhk.com.

Today is Sunday, March 4, the 64th day of 2012. There are 302 days left in the year.

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ORDINANCE NO. 6939 Published in The Manhattan Mercury on March 4, 2012. AN ORDINANCE ADDING NEW SECTION 1318.1 TO THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, RELATING TO OVERCROWDING BEYOND THE APPROVED CAPACITY OF A BUILDING OR PORTION THEREOF. Section 1. That new Section 13-18.1 shall be added to the Code of Ordinances of the City of Manhattan, Kansas, and shall read as follows: Sec. 13-18.1. Overcrowding. (a) The International Fire Code, adopted by Section 13-16, is hereby changed, altered, modified and otherwise amended as follows: Section 107.6, "Overcrowding", is hereby deleted. (b) The terms and phrases in this subsection shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the International Fire Code, adopted by Section 13-16. (c) It shall be unlawful to allow the overcrowding or admittance of any person beyond the approved capacity of a building or a portion thereof. The fire code official or a Riley County Police Department officer, upon finding any overcrowding conditions or obstructions in aisles, passageways or other means of egress, or upon finding any condition which constitutes a life safety hazard, shall be authorized to cause the event to be stopped, the business operation to cease, and/or the building or portion thereof to be closed to the public, until such condition or obstruction is corrected. (d) A violation of subsection (c) shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $500.00 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon publication in the official city newspaper. PASSED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF MANHATTAN, KANSAS, THIS 28TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2012. ATTEST: GARY S. FEES, MMC, City Clerk JAMES E. SHEROW, Mayor

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In 1977, some 1,500 people were killed in an earthquake that shook southern and eastern Europe. In 1981, a jury in Salt Lake City convicted Joseph Paul Franklin, an avowed racist and serial killer, of violating the civil rights of two black men who’d been shot to death. (Franklin received two life sentences for this crime; he is currently on Missouri’s death row for the 1977 murder of a Jewish man, Gerald Gordon.) Ten years ago: Seven American soldiers were killed, 11 wounded, in Afghanistan at the outset of Operation Anaconda against remnant Taliban and alQaida forces. European Union’s 15 members ratified the Kyoto Protocol on global warming, but failed to set pollutant-emission levels to meet the accord’s targets. Five years ago: NAACP President Bruce S. Gordon announced he was quitting the civil rights organization after just 19 months at the helm, citing growing strain with board members over the group’s management style and future operations. Former Sen. Thomas Eagleton, who resigned as George McGovern’s running mate in 1972 after it was revealed he’d been hospitalized for depression, died in St. Louis, Mo., at age 77. One year ago: Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s regime struck back at its opponents with a powerful attack on Zawiya (ZOW’-eeyuh), the closest oppositionheld city to Tripoli, and a barrage of tear gas and live ammunition to smother new protests in the capital. NASA launched its Glory satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on what was supposed to have been a three-year mission to analyze how airborne particles affect Earth’s climate; however, the rocket carrying Glory plum-

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Daily Record meted into the southern Pacific several minutes after liftoff. Today’s Birthdays: Actress Paula Prentiss is 74. Movie director Adrian Lyne is 71. Singer Bobby Womack is 68. Rock musician Chris Squire (Yes) is 64. Singer Shakin’ Stevens is 64. Author James Ellroy is 64. Texas Gov. Rick Perry is 62. Singer Chris Rea is 61. Actor Ronn Moss is 60. Actress Kay Lenz is 59. Musician Emilio Estefan is 59. Movie director Scott Hicks is 59. Actress Catherine O’Hara is 58. Actor Mykelti (MY’-kultee) Williamson is 55. Actress Patricia Heaton is 54. Actor Steven Weber is 51. Rock musician Jason Newsted is 49. Actress Stacy Edwards is 47. Rapper Grand Puba is 46. Rock musician Patrick Hannan (The Sundays) is 46. Rock singer Evan Dando (Lemonheads) is 45. Actress Patsy Kensit is 44. Gay rights activist Chaz Bono is 43. Actor Nick Stabile (stah-BEEL’) is 42. Rock musician Fergal Lawler (The Cranberries) is 41. Country singer Jason Sellers is 41. Jazz musician Jason Marsalis is 35. Actress Jessica Heap is 29. TV personality Whitney Port is 27. Actor Joshua Bowman is 24. Actress Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”) is 22. Actress Jenna Boyd is 19. Thought for Today: “I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.” – D.H. Lawrence, English author (1885-1930).

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7-10 Storage Units These units will be sold as on TV. Each unit will be unlocked for inspection 10 minutes prior to it being sold in its entirety. A $75.00 refundable clean-up deposit will be charged in addition to final bid on each unit, this deposit will be returned to Buyer upon unit being emptied. Units must be completely emptied by 10:00 AM Saturday, March 17th, 2012. Units subject to withdrawal if owners pay back rent. MCCALL STORAGE/SUNFLOWER SELF STORAGE GANNON REAL ESTATE AND AUCTIONS Vern Gannon Broker/Auctioneer 785-770-0066 or 785-537-9003 MANHATTAN, KANSAS www.gannonauctions.com

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Today in History Today’s Highlight in History: On March 4, 1789, the Constitution of the United States went into effect as the first Federal Congress met in New York. (The lawmakers then adjourned for lack of a quorum.) On this date: In 1681, England’s King Charles II granted a charter to William Penn for an area of land that later became Pennsylvania. In 1791, Vermont became the 14th state. In 1858, Sen. James Henry Hammond of South Carolina declared “Cotton is king” in a speech to the U.S. Senate. In 1861, Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as the 16th president of the United States. The U.S. Government Printing Office began operation. The Confederate States of America adopted as its flag the original version of the Stars and Bars. In 1912, groundbreaking took place in New York for Ebbets Field, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1917, Republican Jeannette Rankin of Montana took her seat as the first woman elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 1930, Coolidge Dam in Arizona was dedicated by its namesake, former President Calvin Coolidge. In 1940, Kings Canyon National Park in California was established. In 1952, Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis were married in California’s San Fernando Valley. In 1960, an explosivesladen French freighter, La Coubre, exploded in Havana’s harbor, killing at least 75 people.

Applications must be submitted to Pamela Jager, Budget & Audit Analyst, 1101 Poyntz Avenue no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 6, 2012.

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Bankruptcies Filed Herbert Eley, Manhattan, Chapter 7 filed 2/15 Beverly Lynn Davis, Junction City, Chapter 13 filed 2/16 Lyle Timothy Caudill and Tabitha Mae Caudill, Wamego, Chapter 13 filed 2/16 James Earl Bolieu and Lisa Bessie Bolieu, Council Grove, Chapter 7 filed 2/16 Jean Paul Stonebraker, Junction City, Chapter 7 filed 2/16 Ryan Wade Grand Pre, Manhattan, Chapter 7 filed 2/17 Mark David Block and Jennean Lea Block, Dwight, Chapter 13 filed 2/21 Rachel Elena WashingtonMadden, Junction City, Chapter 13 filed 2/22 Joseph Thomas O’ Roke, Onaga, Chapter 13 filed 2/22 Michael Howard Mullinix, Eskridge, Chapter 13 filed 2/23 John Charles Van Hoosier and Gudrun Van Hoosier, Junction City, Chapter 7 filed 2/23 Jessie Lee Moore, Junction City, Chapter 13 filed 2/24 Carlos Francisco Luna, Junction City, Chapter 7 filed 2/24 Shannie Dee Timmons, Junction City, Chapter 7 filed 2/27 Jeffrey Scott Eaken and Stephanie Michelle Eaken, Junction City, Chapter 7 filed 2/27 Angela Corine Weeks and Shawn Adam Weeks, Junction City, Chapter 13 filed 2/27 Eli D. Buchanan and Cristina A. Buchanan, Junction City, Chapter 7 filed 2/27 Geoffrey A. Burd, Manhattan, Chapter 7 filed 2/28 Laban Andrew Swartzentruber and Kathryn Diane Swartzentruber, Junction City, Chapter 13 filed 2/28 Jimmy Lee Rich and Nancy

Lynne Rich, Junction City, Chapter 13 filed 2/28 Jessica Joy Little, Paxico, Chapter 13 filed 2/29 Clinton S. Horst, Hanover, Chapter 7 filed 2/29

Traffic Citations Issued Kelly Reside, 730 Allen Road, for invalid driver’s license Dawn Motley, 3216 Park Circle, for no proof of insurance Lisa Margaret Skalla, Axtell, for driving while suspended Gary Beachner, Parsons, for DUI Drew Christopher Fox, 2003 Casement Rd., for DUI Brandy Kathleen Schmitz, 2215 College Ave., Apt. C212, for DUI

Riley County Deeds Edison A. Santos and Ivis M. Santos H/W to Edison A. Santos and Ivis M. Santos, Quit Claim Deed, Prairie Lakes Unit 2 lot 47A Dustin Deane Meritt to Kelli Lynn Meritt, Quit Claim Deed, University Park 3 lots 12,13 and 14 John P. Salvatore and Melissa A. Salvatore H/W to John P. Salvatore and Melissa A. Salvatore H/W, Quit Claim Deed, College Hill Park 11 block 9 lot 18 Kenneth C. Schmelzle to Kaisha L. Schmelzle, Transfer on Death Deed, Ward 6 lot 151 Herman L. Bowman to Edward C. Behnke and Jacqueline S. Behnke H/W, Warranty Deed, Northview Acres 2 lot 41 Charles J. Querriera and Kristen Querriera H/W to Robert J. Hendricks, Warranty Deed, Candlewood unit 8 lot 21B J & M Real Estate, LLC., to Edison A. Santos, Warranty Deed, Prairie Lakes Unit 2 lot 47A Roger P. Reitz and Virginia L. Reitz H/W to Virginia L. Reitz Trust, Warranty Deed, Sharingbrook Residential lot 12 Walter S. Pitney III and Phoebe A. Pitney H/W to Walter S. Pitney III and Phoebe A. Pitney Living Trust, Warranty Deed, University Park 3 lots 28- 32 William B. Barnard and Cathleen M. Bernard H/W to Tyler D. Zenger, Warranty Deed, Brookfield Addition unit one lot 36

AUCTION Saturday, March 24, 2012 10:00 AM 3041 West 69th Manhattan, Kansas (5 minutes West of Manhattan, KS on Anderson East of Keats, KS) Beautiful 4-bedroom Ranch home on 16.5 Acres. Personal Property; Machinery

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AUCTION Sunday, March 10, 2012 10:30 AM 15348 NW 54th - Rossville, Kansas One Mile NW of Rossville, KS on Hwy 24 to NW 54th (Maple Hill Road) Left on Blacktop to Auction Modern Oak Mission style dining table & 6 chairs; Baldwin spinet piano; antique Walnut 3-drawer dresser with marble inset, glove boxes & mirror; antique Oak dresser with mirror; modern Oak pedestal table & 4 chairs; leather chair; 18’ chest deep freeze; glass top & metal table with 4 chairs; loveseat/sofa; rocker recliner; cedar chest; sofa; armoire cabinet; living room chairs; older refrigerator; Singer sewing machine & accessories; metal framed couch & glass top table; 1950’s yellow dining table; arm chair; table/magazine rack; bench; 2-door cabinet; fern stand; metal shelf; TV cabinet; Oriental TV chest; plant stand; area rugs; wood shelf; cart; white glass front cabinet; over stool shelf unit; exerciser; BBQ grill; lamp; food dehydrator; kerosene lamp; fan; juicer; baskets; pictures; Magnavox portable TV; trays; scales; apple peeler; coffee maker; food processor; glassware; dishes; pans; miscellaneous household; collection of bottles; boxes of blue jeans; Flexable Flyer snow sled; dolly; older metal desk; lawn chairs; metal lawn glider. SPORTING: 17’ Canoe; Sun Dolphin paddle boat with canopy; Johnson 3HP boat motor. GUNS: Winchester 97, 12ga; Glenfield model 75, 22 automatic; Remington model 788, 22-250; Remington 12ga pump; Stevens model 59A, 410 bolt action; Remington model 11, 12ga; Remington model 870, 20ga; Glenfield 22 with scope; Western 22, 6-shooter. Knives including Bowe, skinner; Schrades; Schrimshaw sharp finger; Bowe, Case, hunting sheathe; old mounted Buffalo horns; leather & other gun cases; holsters; gun cabinet; display case of arrowheads; Whale bone walking stick. Cub Cadet 1450 hydrostat with mower & snow plow; 2-wheel trailer (made from Overland car running gear); Lincoln arc welder with new leads; anvil; large RR vise; bolt bins with full selection of bolts & hardware; lawn aerator; 2-wheel lawn dump trailer; lawn spreader; Snap-On tool chest with Mac base; electric fuel tank; nice selection of hand tools & wrenches; drawknife; pipe jack; saws; drill press; leather tool belt; tubs; tires; wire; 3 air bubble tanks; wood ladder; pitch fork; bar; shovels; axe; fruit pickers; gopher traps; spray paint; electrical supplies; stove pipe; lots miscellaneous. Collectibles including wooden wagon wheel (good); JC Higgins bike; dinner bell; harness hames; small wood stove; wood pulleys; scythe; hay hooks; ice tongs; cow kickers; land measuring wheel; approximately 150 horseshoes; marble pieces & tile from English castle; cast iron shelf brackets; canes; fish gig; iron collectibles; ball glove; insulators; lots more!

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Daily Record, cont’d BHS Construction, Inc., to Michael Finnegan Trust and Barbara J. Finnegan Trust, Warranty Deed, The Townhomes at Miller Ranch unit six lot 2A Kristopher J. Generali to Heather L. Generali, Quit Claim Deed, Random Woods lot 54 David K. Drummond and Elizabeth Drummond H/W to David K. Drummond and Elizabeth Drummond, Quit Claim Deed, Valleywood lot 42 Mary Sue Ritz to James Vincent Ritz, Jr., Quit Claim Deed, Blue River Hills No. 1 lot 18 Thomas G. Franzeen to Margaret K. Franzeen, Quit Claim Deed, Still’s Ranch Unit one lot 8

Margaret K. Franzeen to Thomas G. Franzeen, Quit Claim Deed, Scenic Meadows Addition unit three lot 63 Harry R. Zimmerman and Linda Zimmerman H/W to Lucinda Nickoley, Transfer on Death Deed, Herrmann lot 7 Stephen C. Casey to Brian S. Casey, Transfer on Death Deed, Strong lot 43 Raymond G. Aslin and Cathy E. Aslin H/W to Raymond G. Aslin Trust and Cathy E. Aslin Trust, Warranty Deed, Meadows 3 lot 89 Robert A. Bliven and Maryann I. Bliven H/W to Robert A. Bliven and Maryann I. Bliven Trust, Warranty Deed, Valleywood lot 68 Richard B. Barker Jr., and Shirley O. Baker H/W to

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Shirley O. Baker Trust, Warranty Deed, Westwood Hills Addition lot 19 Richard B. Baker, Jr. and Shirley O. Baker H/W to Richard B. Baker, Jr. Trust, Warranty Deed, Westwood Hills Addition lot 18 Harris Custom Homes, LLC., to John E. Taylor and Ann H. Taylor, Warranty Deed, Scenic Meadows Addition unit three lot 15 Beverly MayoOrr to William Ryan Coultry, Warranty Deed, Stagg Hill Acres replat lots 61 and PT 60 lot 60B Russel Weisbender and Donna Weisbender H/W to Weisbender Homes, LLC., Warranty Deed, Prairie Lakes Unit 3 lot 102 Gyle D. Springer and Doris I. Springer H/W to Carson Real Estate, LLC., Warranty Deed, Springer Addition lots 22 and 23 Brian L. Shively and Sherry K. Shively H/W to Brian and Sherry Shively Joint Revocable Trust, Warranty Deed, Little Kitten Creek 1 lot 13F Milo Ben Meek and Karen Loreen Meek H/W to The Karen L. Meek Trust, Warranty Deed, Stonegate Estates unit 3 lot 16 Bradley James Waller and Kristin J. Waller H/W to Waller Rental Properties, LLC., Warranty Deed, Butterfield unit 9 lot 1B Lowell P. Regehr and Carol S. Regehr H/W to 625 South Tenth, LLC., Warranty Deed, Ward 5 lots 211, 212 and 213 Alliance Developments, LLC., to Thomas E. Wood and Laura E. Wood, Warranty Deed, Ward 2 lot 356 James Vincent Ritz, Jr. and Deborah S. Ritz H/W to Thomas Stofiel, Warranty

Deed, Blue River Hills no. 1 lot 18 J & M Real Estate, LLC., to Daniel J. Ellenz and Julie K. Ellenz, Warranty Deed, Prairie Lakes unit 2 lot 47B Phillip D. Henderson and Nan L. Ambrosy H/W to Christopher P. Downs and Jennifer M. Downs, Warranty Deed, Ward 7 lot 180

Mortgages W&K Hotels, LLC., to First National Bank of Wamego, Mortgage amount $2,200,000, Wildcat Valley lot 1

Congressional Votes House Bill: H R 3408 Question: Passage of bill protecting investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy and Resource Security Act Result: Passed 237 to 187 with 10 not voting Tim Huelskamp voted yes. Lynn Jenkins voted yes. House Bill: H R 2117 Question: Passage of bill protecting Academic Freedom of Higher Education Act Status: Passed 303 to 114 with 16 not voting Tim Huelskamp voted yes. Lynn Jenkins voted yes. House Bill: H R 3408 Question: Passage of bill protecting Investment in Oil Shale the Next Generation of Environmental, Energy and Resources Security Act Status: Passed 237 to 187 with 10 not voting Tim Huelskamp voted yes. Lynn Jenkins voted yes.

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Bill HB 2324 making it unlawful to furnish electronic cigarettes to people under 18, passed 112 to 6 with 7 not voting. Sydney Carlin voted yes. Richard Carlson voted yes. Tom Phillips voted yes. Sharon Schwartz voted yes. HB 2496, apply the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Act to investigators of the Juvenile Justice Authority and Department of Corrections. Passed 118 to 0 with 7 not voting. Sydney Carlin voted yes. Richard Carlson voted yes. Tom Phillips voted yes. Sharon Schwartz voted yes. HB 2537, children in need of care, access to records by house committee of children and families. Passed 74 to 44 with 7 not voting. Richard Carlson voted yes. Sydney Carlin voted no. Tom Phillips voted yes. Sharon Schwartz voted yes. HB 2600, amending the medical information confidentiality exception as pertaining to detention of a mental health patient. Passed 121 to 0 with 4 not voting. Sydney Carlin voted yes. Richard Carlson voted yes. Tom Phillips voted yes. Sharon Schwartz voted yes. HB 2464, amending criminal discovery statute to prohibit release of child pornography evidence to the defense. Passed 123 to 0 with 2 not voting. Sydney Carlin voted yes. Richard Carlson voted yes. Tom Phillips voted yes. Sharon Schwartz voted yes. HB 2444, grades K-12; use of seclusion and restraint of stu-

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WHEREAS, the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan has previously adopted various resolutions pursuant to K.S.A. 12-6a01, et. seq., (the General Improvement and Assessment Law), which authorized the construction of various public improvements; and, WHEREAS, K.S.A. 12-6a09 requires that before any ordinance can be adopted levying the special assessments associated with such public improvements, the proposed assessment roll be filed with the City Clerk and open for inspection and notice of the meeting whereby the Governing Body will consider the proposed assessments be published in the official City newspaper and mailed to the owners of property made liable to pay the assessments; and, WHEREAS, all of the requirements of K.S.A. 12-6a09 have been met and the Governing Body has heard, and passed upon, all objections to such assessments. NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Manhattan, Kansas: SECTION 1. That pursuant to Resolution No. 111610-D adopted on the 16th day of November 2010, the City of Manhattan, Kansas has constructed sanitary sewer improvements to serve Grande Bluffs at Mill Pointe, Unit One, in the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. The total cost of such improvements is $171,563.26 (which includes the cost of issuing bonds) of which $171,563.26 is chargeable to specific real estate (“the Benefit District”) and $0.00 is chargeable to the City-at-Large. The cost of said improvements are hereby apportioned, assessed and levied to the Benefit District, excluding public right-of-way, as follows:

One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One,

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Special Assessment $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.55 $ 11,437.56

SECTION 2. That pursuant to Resolution No. 061510-A adopted on the 15th day of June 2010, the City of Manhattan, Kansas has constructed street improvements to serve Grande Bluffs at Mill Pointe, Unit One, in the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. The total cost of such improvements is $330,673.49 (which includes the cost of issuing bonds) of which $330,673.49 is chargeable to specific real estate (“the Benefit District”) and $0.00 is chargeable to the City-at-Large. The cost of said improvements are hereby apportioned, assessed and levied to the Benefit District, excluding public right-of-way, as follows: Tax Number 837001 837002 837003 837004 837005 837006 837007 837008 837009 837010 837011 837012 837013 837014 837015

Property Description Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe,

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One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One,

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Special Assessment $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.90 $ 22,044.89

SECTION 3. That pursuant to Resolution No. 061510-C adopted on the 15th day of June 2010, the City of Manhattan, Kansas has constructed water improvements to serve Grande Bluffs at Mill Pointe, Unit One, in the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. The total cost of such improvements is $50,072.90 (which includes the cost of issuing bonds) of which $50,072.90 is chargeable to specific real estate (“the Benefit District”) and $0.00 is chargeable to the City-at-Large. The cost of said improvements are hereby apportioned, assessed and levied to the Benefit District, excluding public right-of-way, as follows: Tax Number 837001 837002 837003 837004 837005 837006 837007 837008 837009 837010 837011 837012 837013 837014 837015

Property Description Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe,

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One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One, One,

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•Colorado, Yuma, Pierre, Houston, Downtown Area, KSU Campus Area, Northview Area, Anderson, Fairman, Woodduck Way, Gardenway Apt., Garden Grove, Washington Square, Georgetown, Westloop, Butterfield, Brockman, Mission, Goodridge Church.

improvements are hereby apportioned, assessed and levied to the Benefit District, excluding public right-of-way, as follows:

AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING AND LEVYING SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO PAY FOR THE COST OF CONSTRUCTING THE FOLLOWING IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS: GRANDE BLUFFS AT MILL POINTE, UNIT ONE - SANITARY SEWER (SS1008); STREET (ST1008); AND WATER (WA1007); AND LEE MILL HEIGHTS ADDITION, UNIT FOUR, PHASE TWO- SANITARY SEWER (SS1009); STREET (ST1012); AND WATER (WA1008).

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Property Description Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe, Grande Bluffs At Mill Pointe,

Senate HB 2451, eliminating “use it or lose it” for groundwater rights in areas closed to new water right development. Passed 40 to 0. Roger Reitz voted yes. Dennis Pyle voted yes. Mark Taddiken voted yes. SB 64, banking; criminal record history information, requiring fingerprints. Passed 40 to 0. Roger Reitz voted yes. Dennis Pyle voted yes. Mark Taddiken voted yes.

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Tax Number 837001 837002 837003 837004 837005 837006 837007 837008 837009 837010 837011 837012 837013 837014 837015

dents with disabilities; reporting thereof. Passed 82 to 41 with 2 not voting. Sydney Carlin voted yes. Richard Carlson voted no. Tom Phillips voted yes. Sharon Schwartz voted no. HB 2533, amending requirements and penalties for failure to report suspected child abuse. Passed 123 to 1 with 1 not voting. Sydney Carlin voted yes. Richard Carlson voted Yes. Tom Phillips voted yes. Sharon Schwartz voted yes.

Special Assessment $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.19 $ 3,338.20 $ 3,338.20 $ 3,338.20 $ 3,338.20 $ 3,338.20

SECTION 4. That pursuant to Resolution No. 072010-C adopted on the 20th day of July 2010, the City of Manhattan, Kansas has constructed sanitary sewer improvements to serve Lee Mill Heights Addition, Unit Four, Phase Two, in the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. The total cost of such improvements is $102,760.45 (which includes the cost of issuing bonds) of which $102,760.45 is chargeable to specific real estate (“the Benefit District”) and $0.00 is chargeable to the City-at-Large. The cost of said

Tax Number 929086 929087 929088 929089 929090 929091 929092 929093 929094 929095 929096 929097 929098 929099 929100 929101 929102 929103 929104

Property Description Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition,

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Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four,

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Special Assessment $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.44 $ 5,408.45 $ 5,408.45 $ 5,408.45 $ 5,408.45 $ 5,408.45 $ 5,408.45 $ 5,408.45 $ 5,408.45 $ 5,408.45

SECTION 5. That pursuant to Resolution No. 072010-B adopted on the 20th day of July 2010, the City of Manhattan, Kansas has constructed street improvements to serve Lee Mill Heights Addition, Unit Four, Phase Two, in the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. The total cost of such improvements is $328,803.50 (which includes the cost of issuing bonds) of which $307,613.32 is chargeable to specific real estate (“the Benefit District”) and $16,190.18 is chargeable to the City-at-Large. The cost of said improvements are hereby apportioned, assessed and levied to the Benefit District, excluding public right-of-way, as follows: Tax Number 929086 929087 929088 929089 929090 929091 929092 929093 929094 929095 929096 929097 929098 929099 929100 929101 929102 929103 929104

Property Description Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition,

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Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four,

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Special Assessment $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.17 $ 16,190.18 $ 16,190.18 $ 16,190.18 $ 16,190.18 $ 16,190.18 $ 16,190.18 $ 16,190.18 $ 16,190.18 $ 16,190.18

SECTION 6. That pursuant to Resolution No. 072010-D adopted on the 20th day of July 2010, the City of Manhattan, Kansas has constructed water improvements to serve Lee Mill Heights Addition, Unit Four, Phase Two, in the City of Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas. The total cost of such improvements is $69,637.61(which includes the cost of issuing bonds) of which $67,548.48 is chargeable to specific real estate (“the Benefit District”) and $2,089.13 is chargeable to the City-at-Large. The cost of said improvements are hereby apportioned, assessed and levied to the Benefit District, excluding public right-of-way, as follows: Tax Number 929086 929087 929088 929089 929090 929091 929092 929093 929094 929095 929096 929097 929098 929099 929100 929101 929102 929103 929104

Property Description Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition, Lee Mill Heights Addition,

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Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four, Four,

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Special Assessment $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.18 $ 3,555.19 $ 3,555.19 $ 3,555.19 $ 3,555.19 $ 3,555.19 $ 3,555.19

SECTION 7. The owner of any property so assessed may at any time prior to 5:00 P.M. on March 30, 2012, pay the entire special assessment against any lot or parcel. In the event that payment of the special assessments is made prior to that time, said payment will be reduced by 3.50%, which represents the bond issuance costs not incurred by the City. SECTION 8. That to provide for the payment of said improvements, the Internal Improvement Bonds of said City shall be issued, payable in a maximum of twenty (20) installments of approximate equal amounts each year, bearing interest not to exceed State Law, payable semi-annually, and said amounts apportioned to the several lots and parcels of ground shall be collected in up to twenty (20) installments. The City Clerk shall certify annually to the Riley County Clerk and/or the Pottawatomie County Clerk the payments due for special assessments, together with the interest accrued or to accrue thereon, pursuant to K.S.A. 12-6a10. SECTION 9. This Ordinance shall take effect and be in force after its passage and publication in The Manhattan Mercury. PASSED AND ADOPTED THIS 28TH DAY OF FEBRUARY, 2012. (SEAL) ATTEST: __________________________________ ____________________________ GARY S. FEES, MMC, CITY CLERK JAMES E. SHEROW, MAYOR

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ECONOMY Construction, Kitchen, bath remodels, addition, fences, home maintenance 785-587-0271

BRINKER Tree Care, Inc. Professional Tree pruning & removal. 539-6143.

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

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TREE trimming and removal, Spring cleanup. (785)340-2350

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A-1 LAWN Care, Spring yard cleanups, mowing, fertilizing, hedge trimming, tree trimming and removal, leaf cleanups, gutter cleaning. Fast and courteous service. Free estimates. Doug, (785)313-5573.

136 Painting & Decorating ECONOMY Painting since 1992. Sheetrock repair, interior/ exterior painting 785-587-0271 KOSTER Painting (Fully Insured). Interior/ Exterior. (785)375-9864 TOPEKA Custom Painting, interiors/ exteriors, residential/ commercial. Serving Manhattan and surrounding areas 25 years. Free estimates. www.topekacustom.com (785)408-0654

Sidewalks, patios, driveways and 140 Plumbing, Sewer parking lot repair. 20 years of experience/licensed. Free estimates. 785- M & S Plumbing Inc. 537-7303 485-0141, Manhattan. 143 MASONRY/ Concrete, new and repair. Retaining walls, planters, fireplaces, steps, foundations, tuck pointing, and more. Insured, references. (785)4666212

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POPCORN texture removal, retexture painting, reasonable. (785)466-1875

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AUTO, Home, Business, Life. Tim Engle, 5399200, 3320 Anderson. www.timengleagency.com

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M & S Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. 537-7303

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D & I REPAIR 537-7138

Honey-Do Handyman® www.honeydohandyman.com -Home Repair, Improvement, and Remodeling. 539-2726

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Once and For All the amount and nature of the vacant land, he could instead offer it to his local land trust. Land trusts are committed to preserving and protecting natural spaces. This way, the original landowner can ensure that his property remains as it is in perpetuity, while transferring ownership to somebody else who will take care of it. -N.G.T. Answer: Thanks for an excellent suggestion. HOUSE TOO BIG Dear Edith: I have a very large, very nice house, taxassessed at about $500,000, with $63,000 remaining on the mortgage. However, after two recent deaths in the family, it's far too large and expensive for me to maintain alone. I tried without success to sell it in 2009, and now I think I won't be able to sell it before 2013. Last summer, I approached my mortgage lender about reducing my monthly payment to cover just the interest and escrow (for taxes and insurance) until I could sell. The lender agreed. That reduced my payment from about $2,000 to $950. That reduction ran out in February, but I still can't pay the full amount. My question is whether I'm running the risk of foreclosure by simply continuing to pay the lower amount. The lender's collecting a handsome 5.75 percent profit, so it seems to me they are better off continuing to collect the high interest instead of foreclosing. Some suggest that I should turn to a reverse mortgage, but I am adamantly opposed

to that. For one thing, I consider them borderline scams. Most importantly, I truly want to sell and buy or rent something more appropriate. I am tired of using all of my physical and financial resources to care for a 12room house and a half-acre of land. -- email Answer: If you can't make any new arrangement with your lender, then yes, you risk foreclosure if you don't make full payments. But why on earth are you holding onto a big house that's become a burden? Don't tell me you couldn't have sold it in 2009. If you'd offered it for $2, it would have sold in five minutes. And somewhere between $2 and whatever you were holding out for was a price that would have produced offers from buyers. At this point, your comfort is more important than waiting for the real estate market to catch up with whatever price you have in mind. Call three different real estate brokerages and ask them to send someone out. Average the sale prices they recommend. Then list a bit below that with the agent with whom you feel most comfortable. If, on the other hand, you're determined to remain for now, you can reduce your monthly charges by refinancing. It should be easy to borrow

$63,000 when you have so much equity, and at today's low rates, you'll have a more manageable monthly payment. A reverse mortgage is definitely not a scam, by the way. It can allow financially strapped seniors to remain in their homes. I agree, though, that it's not appropriate for someone like you - someone who wants to get out from under a house you no longer need. Edith Lank will respond personally to any question sent to AskEdith.com. To find out more about Edith Lank, please visit Creators.com. COPYRIGHT 2012 CREATORS.COM

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Dear Mrs. Lank: I built my house in 1988, and as of 2010, I've paid it off. I'm looking to sell and wondering if the capital gains tax break is still in effect. I think I read in one of your columns from a couple of years ago that the old once-in-a-lifetime law is no longer in effect and that the IRS doesn't care how old you are or whether you buy a replacement house. Several of my coworkers disagree and keep telling me I will have to pay capital gains tax. Please settle this once and for all. -- C.R. Answer: Once and for all: if you have owned and occupied the place as your principal residence for at least two of the five years before you sell, you can take up to $250,000 in profit free of federal capital gains taxes (twice that for a married couple filing jointly). The only other requirement is that neither you nor your spouse, if you have one, has used this tax break on some other home within the preceding two years. People often get confused by that "two of the five years" bit, so think of it this way: You must have made the place your main home for at least two years recently. How recently? Within the past five years. At any rate, it sounds as if you're fine. ANOTHER PLACE FOR LAND Dear Edith: In a recent column, you included a letter from a broker who suggested that somebody wanting to "dispose of some vacant land" could offer it to his neighbor. Depending upon

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1407 West Highway 24 Plaza West - Wamego

456-2442 REAL ESTATE

AUCTION

A Home For The Ages! Gorgeous newly completed masterpiece. Carefully hand crafted by D & R Construction. 2825 total square feet with 3 BR 2 Baths, cathedral ceilings, Custom Wood Oak Products cabinetry, full walkout basement, safe room and 2 car garage. Located on private wooded lot. $187,900.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 2012 • 6:30 P.M. 38292 K-4 HIGHWAY • ALTA VISTA, KS OPEN HOUSE: March 5th, 5:00 to 7:00 pm DIRECTIONS: 1 1/2 miles east of 177 Hwy on K-4. WATCH FOR SIGNS. DESCRIPTION: Rare opportunity to buy a well kept 2 bedroom ranch style house with 2 baths, large living and dining room area on approximately 10 acres. New roof and maintenance free exterior. 70X50 shop building with concrete floor and a 60X50 building with a concrete floor, both built for airplane access with large doors. Highway access with the balance of the property native grass located 26 miles south of Manhattan.

Joe Johns, GRI Broker/Owner

joejohns10@att.net

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

TERMS & CONDITIONS: $10,000.00 earnest money due the day of the auction. Balance due when merchantable title and Trustee Deed are delivered. Closing and possession on or before April 24, 2012. Property sells in As-Is condition. All Buyer’s inspections are to be done prior to the auction. Sale is not contingent upon the Buyer obtaining financing. Broker and Auctioneer’s are representing the Seller. FOR INFORMATION: contact Greg Hallgren, Broker & Auctioneer 785-4992897. AUCTIONEER’S NOTE: This is a unique opportunity to purchase a country home with 2 shop buildings that are large enough for many purposes. Fantastic view, easy access and a great location are all things that make this a great property. Don’t miss out. For pictures go to www.hallgrenauctions.com.

RICHARD D. CARROLL LIVING TRUST Terms: Cash or Good Check Not Responsible for Accidents

GREG HALLGREN, Broker/Auctioneer • (785)499-2897 • ghallgren@live.com www.hallgrenauctions.com • KSALink.com • JAY E. BROWN • (785)223-7555

1031 POYNTZ, MANHATTAN, KS Phone: 785-539-9800 Website: www.IrvineRealEstateManhattan.com Place your ad in the Classifieds. Connecting buyers and sellers, everyday.

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2021 Vanesta Place, Ste. A • Manhattan, KS 66503 • 785-776-6485 www.grandmererealty.com • e-mail: jodi@grandmererealty.com

CHOOSE THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOUR NEW HOME "15% off list price for all Grand Mere owned lots in Vanesta Phase 2 and 3. Limited time only, so call today for details!" • Grand Vista offers carefree living with OPTIONAL lawn care and snow removal. Phase 2 opening spring of 2012 with gorgeous home sites available. Lots starting at $30,000 • Only 12 lots remain in The Heartland, Manhattan’s premier single family community. Specials are half paid off. Lots starting at $45,000. • Bellerive - Opens spring of 2012 with golf-side home sites and low specials. Lots starting at $37,000. • Located in the maintenance provided villas of Wyndham Heights Walkout capable lot with only 9 years of special assessments remaining. $40,000

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JODI THIERER, BROKER/SALES MANAGER

Mary Beth Irvine Assoc. Broker/Owner

1117 Wyndham Heights Maintenance provided villa featuring 5Br’s, 3 Ba’s, 2 car garage. Open floor plan w/formal dining & living room, hearth room and kitchen with wood floors, cherry cabinets, granite tops, curved island $ eating bar, stainless appliance package. Main floor master suite with steam shower. Main floor study too! Large lower level family room. $469,990

Built by Thierer Construction this home features a main floor master bedroom and laundry with two spacious secondary bedrooms upstairs with three storage closets. Vaulted living room, dining area and kitchen with custom built rustic alder cabinets, tiled floors and complete appliance package. Fenced backyard. $164,900

Grand Mere - The Heartland - New Price

Paul Irvine Realtor/Owner

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Handy location, close to everything! 4 BR house w/ wood floors, short walk to City Park. $129,900

Westside location! Halfduplex w/ 3 BR’s, 2 Baths, garage, lg lot, located on quiet cul de sac. $159,900

Beautiful country home! Nearly new 3 BR, 2 Bath w/ wood flrs, full fin walk out bsmt, open flr plan, deck, 5+ acres. $349,900

Plan your summer BBQ’s here! Extremely neat & clean 4 BR, 3 Ba home w/ screened porch & beautiful hickory kit. $209,000

Westside 3 BR, 2 Ba ranch style home w/ partial bsmt, fenced yard, close to Anneberg Park. $159,900

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One level living in The Heartland at Grand Mere. Open floor plan with vaulted great room, and formal dining and kitchen with wood floors. Kitchen features stone accent wall,granite tops and stainless appliance package. Master suite with vaulted ceiling and spacious bath with tiled shower and jetted tub. Master closet is a safe room. 4 Br’s, 3 Ba’s & 3 car garage. $405,000


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THE MANHATTAN MERCURY

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2012 NEW PRICE

Brenda, Angela, Ann, Tammy, Pam & Sarah *Sit out on Enc. Porch or Deck *$595,000,Agent/Owner Elizabeth

3019 Anderson, Manhattan, KS 66503

View All Listings At www.LandmarkKansas.com

ELIZABETH JANKORD, Realtor (785) 341-6841

BYRON LEWIS JERRY ISTAS ABR, E-Pro, CRS, Realtor ABR, CRS, Assoc Broker 341-1745 313-4693

DUANE LEWIS Broker 776-2222

*Gas FP & Dbl Closets in LR in J.C. *2601 Brooke Bend,$229,900,Lidia

*Spacious Duplex located in Wamego *3BR,2BA,Dbl.Gar.ea.$180s,Patty

PENDING

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

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

*Det. Shop w/ Add. 3 Car Gar. *3+acres, $459,900, Call Patty

*Walking Distance to City Park *411 Moro, $139,900, Call Lidia

*Just in time for the spring flowers *Lake View on 1ac.,$112,500,Patty

*Large Lot with Sprinkler System *1664 Kingwood Dr.,$345,000,Lidia

*Gorgeous Wood Flrs, Safe Room *117 Firethorn Dr., $305,000, Lidia

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

The sign of Success in Manhattan Real Estate for 40 Years www.GandARealEstate.com • 785-537-7466

PAT ISTAS ABR, Realtor 313-0900

TRISH BEGGS CRS, Realtor 243-0829

CLAUDIA LUTHI GRI, CRS, Associate Broker 410-0209

NEW LISTING

SARA JENSEN Realtor 738-8131

DEVIN LEWIS Realtor 313-4524

1 MILE N. OF ZEANDALE

DAREN LEWIS Realtor 341-6037

JIM NELSON Realtor 564-1494

TERRY STEINBRING Realtor 556-2737

HAROLD MUGLER Realtor/Auctioneer 632-4994

OPEN HOUSE 1:30-3

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NEW LISTING

1717 HUDSON $174,000

1104 E. PARK GROVE $289,000

824 BRIERWOOD $320,000

225 BROOKVALLEY $150,000

NEW LISTING

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NEW LISTING

LAKE TIME!!

PRIVATE SETTING

800 OSAGE $185,000

1708 KENMAR $169,900

1024 MILL VALLEY $398,000

5600 HIGH MEADOW CIR. $239,000

156 BETHANY DRIVE $429,900

JOHN CHILDS Construction Manager (316)516-7904

PRICE REDUCTION

OPEN HOUSE 2-3:30

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2725 BUTTONWOOD

2724 BUTTONWOOD

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

Affordable new construction 3 BR, 2 BA home built along the neighborhood lake. Large dining room & master BR w/ master BA & walk-in closet, scenic view from patio. Buyer chooses appliance color. $154,750

3 Generations Serving the Manhattan Area

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

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

Jerry S. Weis Ph.D, Owner, REALTOR®

Les Wallace GRI, REALTOR®, Managing Broker

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Martha Payne REALTOR®, Listing Specialist

Real Estate for the Real World

Jeffrey Black REALTOR®, Commercial Specialist

Jim Hood REALTOR®, CW5 (RET) US Army

Leslie Alford REALTOR®, LTC (RET) US Army

LLC

4800 KAW ROAD Very spacious 3 BR country home located 1 mile north of Zeandale on 2.8 acres. Home features a open floor plan w/a screened in porch. Extra storage w/ a 24x40 additional work shop. Existing fruit trees & established garden area. $197,500

RYAN & SONS

4600 MILLER PARKWAY Newer construction. Ranch home on large corner lot 4 BR, 3 BA. Full Walkout Bsmt w/ finished FR, bedroom & bath Double sided Gas Fireplace Wood Privacy fenced yard. Large kitchen w/ lots of cabinets & island. $259,500

OPEN HOUSE 1-2:30

NEW LISTING

NEW LISTING

236 Fordham, New Price $375,000

3021 Amherst Ave. $389,900

1610 Woodoak Ct. $104,500

148 Bethany Dr. $435,000

4740 Blackjack Rd. $429,500

3001 Tuttle Creek Blvd. $595,000

Check out our website at www.ryanandsons.com

(785) 776-1213 • ryans@ryanandsons.com • 600 Humboldt

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. Stunning new construc tion on 1.5+/- acres w/ open plan, upgraded kit & appl. Luxurious master. Sound system & more! Builder will fin 1400 Sq. FT of walk-out bsmt to include: FR, 2BRs, & BA. Builder will seed yard. Wow!! All for $399,000 13899 Melissa Vue

OPEN HOUSE 1-2:30

NEW LISTING!

1117 S. Mill Point Cir. New Listing! 5 BR, 3.5 BA. $389,900

2121 Ponca Ct. 4 BR, 3 BA, Agent Owned. $229,900

OPEN HOUSE 2-3:30

2417 Hillview

REALTY GROUP ONE

3945 Windmill Run

2026 Plymouth

3913 Golden Eagle

1002 Houston

Call Leslie 5 BR, 3 BA, Updated $228,900 1204 Stoneridge Ct.

OPEN 2-4

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102 Chapman, St. George

2416 Sumac New 5 BR, 3.5 BA $499,900

4BR, 3BA, Sunroom $456,500

5 BR, 3.5 BA, Lge lot $298,500

Call Leslie 5 BR, 3BA, Open $254,900

8760 Junietta

4441 Kitten Creek

1959 Lincoln

5890 Edgewater Rd.

3+ BR, 2 BA, 5 acres $274,500

5 BR, 3BA, 3 Car/Shop, 2 acres. $394,500

3BR, 2BA, Fenced! $124,900

LAND FOR SALE! 270 acres 14 miles E of Manhattan (West boundary is Riley-Wabaunsee County line). 130 +/acres tillable. 140 +/acres grass. Call Jerry for more info!

3217 Park Circle

5782 Elbo Ridge

Westside 4 BR, 2 BA $180,000

4 BR, 3.5 BA, 4 lots $369,500

5 BR, 3BA, 1.5 acres $319,900

Stunning 5 BR, 4.5 BA $650,000

COMMERCIAL LISTINGS CONTACT JEFFREY BLACK •19,060 sq ft of land at corner of Seth Child & Anderson. Currently a service station. $395,000 •Former call center. Office space or lab. 42,946 +/- sq ft. •Nearly 2 acres with direct access to K177 New price of $220,000!

• 12 LOTS FOR SALE! Great opportunities for investors, builders or families! Convenient to Manhattan, Ft. Riley, Junction City. Call Leslie for detailed information!

mail@CBmanhattan.com www.CBmanhattan.com

2630 Claflin Road Manhattan, KS 66502

5 BR, 3BA, 4-Car. 3+ acres. $429,900

Nice Country Home! 6Bd, 1+3/4Ba, Fin Bsmt Lg Workshop, 1 Acre Lot NEW

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2208 Londondery Dr.

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701 Gross

Westside w/ Great Views! Nice 3Bd, 2Ba, Ranch! 4Bd, 3Ba, Fin W/O Bsmt LL Fm Rm, Fenced Yard, Wet bar, SC porch, 3-Car Gar Patio, Lg Lot, Sgl Gar 0 ,40 36 1 $

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830 Bertrand

317 Palomino Ln., Ogden

Nice Duplex-Walk To KSU! 1-Bd Unit-Up, 2Bd Unit Main FL, HD Floors, Bsmt

Charming 3Bd, 2Ba, Minutes to Ft. Riley Fenced Yard, Patio

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216 E. Grove, Olsburg

1403 Poplar, Wamego

Updated Historic Home! 3Bd, 2.5Ba, 2-Story, Storage Bldg, 2-Car Gar

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603 S. Walnut, Ogden

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Lt. 2 Blackjack Valley,St. George

Affordable & Spacious! 2.77 Acres on Black Top Rd www.CBmanhattan.com Updated Looks like New! Secluded Rolling Hills, 3Bd, 2Ba, Eat-in-kit Wooded Ideal building Lot

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

To see a complete list of our homes visit our website: www.CBmanhattan.com

Floyd Rogers Broker

Joe Maggio Associate Broker

Karen Westover Associate Broker

Sandy Salava REALTOR®

Shanelle Fields REALTOR®

To view all of our current listings: www.remax-manhattan-ks.com Manhattan REALTORS • 2304 Sky-Vue Lane, Manhattan • (785) 776-4488 New Listing/Open 2-4

4289 Jane Drive

New Listing/Open 1-3 New Listing/Open 12:30-2

509 Haventon Court

2101 Plymouth Road

New Listing

New Listing

3417 Treesmill

3830 Fox Ridge

Visit These Open Houses Sunday, March 4, 2012

$255,000 Sandy Karen $285,000 Floyd $169,900 Floyd $245,000 Floyd $169,900 Energy Star 5 BR, 4 BA, theater 4 BR, 3 BA, full partial fiinished Like new! 3 BR, 2 BA, tiled Too many updates to list, come Updated 3 BR, 2 BA, large privacy room+. www.KarensKastles.com walkout basement. Great view. floors, safe room, 1650 sq ft. see! 4 BR, 3 BA, fin daylight bsmt. fenced backyard.

All Brick

815 S. Adams, J.C

New Construction

Time

2821 Stone Valley Landing

4154 Taneil Drive

4655 S. Dwight Dr.

2023 Ivy Drive

Karen

$399,000 Joe $299,950 Karen $269,900 Karen $234,950 Karen $229,900 Custom built, 1 owner, w/ formal & Elegant new townhome. 4 BR, 3 BA, fireplace, family 3 BR, 2 BA, Daylight Bsmt, Family Handy Man Special with 3 living casual living, . www.KarensKastles.com View at www.joemaggio.com room. www.KarensKastles.com Room. www.KarensKastles.com areas. www.KarensKastles.com

West Side

2038 Plymouth Rd

1013 Wilson Circle

7212 McGeorge Rd, Milford

402 S. Park, Ogden

120 Knoxberry

$126,000 $155,000 Shanelle Floyd $229,900 Karen $182,500 Shanelle $219,000 Sandy 4 BR, 3 BA, full fin w/o bsmt. Seller Westside ranch w/ open Living/Kitchen Built in 1995, 4 BR, 3 BA, Large Charming, remodeled 4 BR. $1000 3 BR, 2 BA, Open floor plan, pri/Dining rms. www.KarensKastles.com fenced yard. fencing allowance. Aprx 1/2 acre. vacy fenced yard. paid closing costs.

New Price

1411 8th, Wamego

3199 Keats Avenue

131 S. Garfield, JC

4505 Freeman

905 N. 9th, Marysville

Shanelle $122,000 Floyd $120,000 Floyd $115,000 Shanelle $50,000 Floyd $39,900 Recent updated 2 BR, large Unique property w/ many possibili- Great location, Great Price. 2 BR, 2 BR, 1 BA, 0.5 acre close to 4 BR, 2 BA, 1 car attached garage, fenced yard, 2 car garage. ties on 1.3 acres. 1.5 BA, oversized garage. Tuttle Creek Lake. 2,514 total sq feet.

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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Price

Re/Max Manhattan Realtors Grand Mere Realty Christian & Associates Real Estate, LLC Christian & Associates Real Estate, LLC G&A Real Estate Coldwell Banker Realty Group One Ryan & Sons, LLC Realty Executive Weis Real Estate Christian & Associates Real Estate, LLC Blanton Realty Christian & Associates Real Estate, LLC Schoenrock Realtors Knight Realty Re/Max Manhattan Realtors Blanton Realty G&A Real Estate G&A Real Estate Landmark Real Estate Realty Executives Weis Real Estate Coldwell Banker Realty Group One Re/Max Manhattan Realtors ERA The Conderman Group

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509 Haventon Court 1117 Wyndham Heights 317 Brookmont Drive 313 Brooklawn Drive 1717 Hudson 2208 Londondery Dr. 236 Fordham 1117 S. Mill Point Circle 1112 South Mill Point Circle 2803 Lakewood Drive 1524 Barrington Drive 308 Brookmont Drive 2000 Rockhill Circle 2101 Plymouth Road 425 Stone Grove Drive 1104 E. Park Grove 824 Brierwood 2725 Buttonwood 2416 Sumac 102 Chapman, St. George 4289 Jane Drive 205 S. Drake T H E

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