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ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta schools Superintendent Beverly Hall knew about cheating allegations on standardized tests but either ignored them or tried to hide them, according to a state investigation. An 800-page report released able,” Francis said. “After Tuesday to The Associated Press working several months on Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office it, I came to realize it was a Le Roy. Whiteley was through an open records request more complex issue than I shows several educators reporthad first thought.” ed cheating in their schools. But A citizens committee the report says Hall, who won was formed to tackle the isthe national Superintendent of sue as well as an indepenthe Year award in 2009, and other dent review, due to return administrators ignored those rea reccomendation soon. ports and sometimes retaliated Part of the issue that some against the whistleblowers. Rob Francis say makes it hard to come The yearlong investigation to an answer is the potenshows educators at nearly four tial loss of a professional “When I ran the first dozen Atlanta elementary and firefighting force if the time, I wanted to work middle schools cheated on stanservice is sevon that issue because I ambulance dardized tests by helping stuered from the City of Iola’s thought it was something dents or changing the answers that was going to be solvSeewere FRANCIS | Page once exams handed in. A4 The investigators also found a “culture of fear, intimidation and retaliation” in the school district over the cheating allegations, which led to educators lying about the cheating or destroying
Francis: learning curve over
Calls to the 911 dispatch center average one almost every 10 minutes. And while that may sound a litBy ALLISON TINN By ROB BURKETT and paying more. tle slow, played out over 24 hours email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Williams believes a day and every day of the year, With just a According Rob Franthe anambulance services the total elections comes to 55,000. Mules Pat and Pete pull antique sickle bar mower piloted by RaytoWhiteley of week away, Allen County cis, there is an old saying should be merged with “That’s what we received last joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday. citizens have all eyes on that elected officials use Iola’s fire department and year,” Angie Murphy, dispatch candidates. Thetold current their first term to learn believes that the current center director, Allen County sheriff, Tom Williams, is mornwhat they are doing. As the budgets for the individual commissioners Tuesday running for county comincumbent in the second services are outrageous. ing. missioner. district county comission Currently, the two serThe call total — she figures By RICHARD LUKEN attached. The bar was If elected, Williams race,triggered Francis now stands vices together are nearing half or more are for true email@example.com through a gear box engaged its that knowlpromises to dedicate his ready toasput $1 million. gencies — wasn’t the point of her LE ROY — Unlike the mechawheels roll. time to repairing the curedge to work if elected for “It is silly for the taxpayTom Williams appearance, but the magnitude of nized behemoths of today, Ray With engine to rent county’s budget, a second term. to try to pay for theno twomechanical the number captivated commis- Whiteley’s mowing ers outfit was speak of, the only noise emanatwhich has soared because Francis originally got services,” Williams said. sioners. risen since the split occonsiderably quieter. ing from his unit was from theto help solve of Murphy the ambulance budget into the race “The voters and citizens was before commiscurred between Iola and— a pair of teeth of the seven-foot His “engine” cutting bar — what to Williams a signature item of contencan’t afford that, they need sioners requestsays a 20ispercent the county sharing one 1,200-pound mules — needed only rotating back and forth. “without a doubt a big istion, duplicate ambulance stability .” increase in the department’s ambulance bud- an occasional service — break leav- from the stiJoining Whiteley services was neighbor sue.” for the City of Iola get for 2012, up $126,000 overing this taxpayers See WILLIAMS | Page A4 concerned fling summer heat as Whiteley and friend Greg Gleue, with County his The county’s and Allen . year’s $490,000. budget has traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sickThe increase seemed pretty acre prairie hay meadow. le bar mower pulled by a pair of hefty. Murphy reasoned health “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. insurance will cost an additional been taking it easy,” Whiteley “We’re having some fun with $50,000 and another $6,000 was said. “It’s our little hobby.” it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind expected for Kansas Public EmThe mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a See COUNTY | Page A5 Ray Whiteley ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See MOWING | Page A5 By JOCELYN SHEETS a small wagon with cutting bar firstname.lastname@example.org
Mowing effort recalls yesteryear
Young bull rider dies
BABY BARN CUTIE
Justin Jeffries of Cole Camp, Mo., died Saturday from injuries suffered while competing in the Allen County Fair Rodeo. Jeffries, 22, was attempting to go eight seconds atop the bull 8-Ball of the C.K. McKellips Rodeo Company, Raymore, Mo. The bull Jeffries off and Bybucked BOB JOHNSON the cowboy hit the ground on his email@example.com back. bull’s hind hooves JefAnThe anticipated field of ahit thoufries the chest andwalkers, stomachwho besandinrunners and fore arena personnel could get the will flee Iola’s downtown busi1,700-pound bullearly away from Jeffries. ness district Saturday as Rodeo and emergency Charley Melvin did in 1905, percan sonnel rushed toMelvin Jeffries. Allen be thankful that chose to County EMTs immobilized the do his dastardly deed in the midinjured cowboy dle of the night. and transported him tothe Allen Hospital, Had eventCounty being commemowhere he died. rated occurred in mid-day, parIt is thewould first fatality in the 27ticipants battle oppressive year history of the Allen County heat and humidity, with both Fair Rodeo. forecast at the upper end of the “This is thescale first time anyone can discomfort during daytime remember anything of. this nature Friday and Saturday As is, they happening,” said Angela Slocum, will run and walk in somewhat Allen County Fair Rodeo commitmore inviting temperatures pretee member. “Itlow was very devastatdicted for the 70s by 12:26 a.m. ing to everyone on the fair board. Saturday. TheThe Allen Fair Board will exraceCounty — many walkers tends the be outits fordeepest a strollsympathy — will captoactivfamily of Justine Jeffries.” ities that start late Friday after“We didn’t know young noon and will go on this throughout man well. It was his first year as the evening. Included will be the amuch-awaited member of the“drag Missouri Rodeo race,” feaCowboy Association,” saidfinest Returing some of the area’s gan McKellips RomenMcKellips and womenofdressed in drag.
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Temps for run look inviting
These men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite race, the drag race. From left to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and Fred Heismeyer. The race begins at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square.
Put that ego on the shelf, boys Register/Bob Johnson
Freddie the Alpaca’s pen is a popular stop for children and their parents visiting the Baby Barn at ByAllen SUSAN LYNN year a Park. woman’s was transThe the Shirt Shop, 20 W. Jackson, this year’s County Fair at Riverside Thegarter fair continues through week.
firstname.lastname@example.org ferred from one participant’s leg If you’ve got enough of it, Fri- to another. day night is the night to let your “It’s better than a baton,” said hair down. David Toland, executive director One sure test is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the “Drag Race” as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s the Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber events. Run For ByYour BOBLife JOHNSON race. If you don’t have a thing to email@example.com Men and women alike are en- wear — no worries. Eric Leetostarted carefully couraged dress inhis a cross-genDresses, hats, purses, jewelry choreographed assembly of bar- and other accoutrements will be der manner and then “compete” becued meats for in the ninth an- available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s in teams of four a relay . Last nual Allen County Fair BBQ Cook-Off at 11:20 a.m. Saturday, accompanied by a specific series of tunes on a disc player that kept him, daughter Ashlyn and wife Melissa on schedule. — Since 1871 — “We know where we are by At the bandstand Jim Garner, director what song is playing,” Eric said. Thursday, July 7, 2011 8 p.m. The Lees were among 37 competiPROGRAM torsStar who streamed into ..................................................arr. Iola late Spangled Banner J.P. Sousa Thursday afternoon and Friday . Americans We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore “ThisRhythm is the first time — we’ve Rock, and Blues medley ...................... arr. Jack Bullock been to Kansas for a cook-off,” Army of the Nile — march...................................Kenneth J. Alford said Melissa, a third-grade teach- Eric and Ashlyn LeeCole Porter Begin of the Beguine ...................................................... er. Invercargill “We’ll be back. This ................................................... is really — march Alex Lithgow town of about 17,000 not far from nice. Many places we’re on asHymn to the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney Little Rock. phalt without any on Men of Ohio —shade. marchBeing ............................................. Fillmore Eric Lee, a Henry technology congrass under trees is really nice.” A Sixties Time Capsule — medleysultant .............................. arr. Jennings by day, judged barbecue The known Post as Fire Danc- ...................................John P. Sousa The Lees, Washington — march cook-offs for about three years beer BBQ, are from Bryant, Ark., a Rained out concerts will be rescheduled for Friday evening. fore trying it himself. Last November he entered his first competition.
where participants will have a wide selection from which to choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. Registration to participate in the drag race is $5. That also gains participants entrance to a 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive office, 12 By W. ALLISON Jackson. Tickets TINN can be purchased in advance at the firstname.lastname@example.org Thrive office or Friday night on Take a trip down the rabbit
Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen County, co-sponsor with Allen County Crimestoppers for “The Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run for your Life,” said total of participants was approaching 450, with about 200 signed on for the 5-kiloare less like fair entries and meter run. The walk will follow a more like pets. 3-kilometer course. Allyson and Annika Hobbs “Registration, including probhave been entering rabbits into ably a fifth online, has really the fair for two years. They each have a new breed of rabbis called lion heads — the name coming from the lion-like mane around their heads.
picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday Register/Jocelyn Sheets afternoon. As in the past, “we exdeo “He to was a up young pectCompany. a lot of people sign Fribull rider. He had a helmet and a day night.” vest on is so $12 he had the walk. protective Cost for the Rungear.” ners’ fees are $14 for youth to age said and she $17 waseach told for it 17,McKellips $20 for adults appeared bull’s hooves came members the of teams. down and gotinunder vest. Runners the the third annual Funeral services for Jeffries event will aim for best times of are Friday Coleand Camp, Mo.,for a 15.40.06 for in males 20.44.78 small town near Sedalia, Mo. females, set last year. He was the son Dy-No-Mite” of Daren Sticks of “Melvin Dwight Mo., will be Jeffries, awarded Boonville, the first three and Shannon Lynnand Pierson, Cole places for males females in Camp. each of five ages groups, 15 and under, 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 and 61 and over. All participants will break from in front of the post office. Runners will follow a course that will take them on West to Washington, then Jackson, Jefferson A lot of to attention and care go and East Cottonwood. They into the rabbits especially durSee TEMPS | B6 ing the summertime when the heat is reaching into the triple digits. Shelby, Zoi and Gracie Yoho also show rabbits at the fair. Zoi has a Dutch rabbit, Gracie will
Cooking to a beat 4-H’ers show rabbits at fair show
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hole at this year’s fair.| Page B6 See EGO Today, rabbit judging is at the the Allen County Fair. Even though the fair is once a year the 4-H’ers spend all year taking care of the rabbits, which
Pekarek finds home at USD 257
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Nostalgia found at car show
When Brian Pekarek was hired as superintendent of the Iola school district in February, he saw an opportunity to “reinvigorate” USD By257. BOB JOHNSON Several years later he bought thought I’d like to have what Withbob@iolaregister.com a focus on academic another Chevelle, also a ’64. He I started with back in high achievement and public Larry Hoover never transparforgot his fixed it up, and drove it until he school,” said Hoover, 55. ency, Pekarek hopes he can furfirst car. married and traded it for more He searched the Internet and therAs success for at theJayhawk-Linn district and a junior of a family car. found a ’64 Chevelle in his price the more than nearly 1,300 students High School 40 yearsrelyago, A third Chevelle, of 1964 vin- range, belonging to a preacher in ing onMound it. the City native paid $650 tage, came his way three years Ohio. Pekarek hisSupersport. talk. A na-It ago and was on display at the Alfor a 1964 walks Chevelle He paid $18,000, and has been Brian Pekarek, center, visits with Barb Geffert and Marcy Boring at was 10See years old, but a highlen County Fair Car Show Satur- offered considerable more since, PEKAREK had | Page A5 257 board office. performance engine and was the the dayUSD . with his only additional investcat’s meow for a kid just begin“I had a 1938 Chevy coupe ment being new gauges in the ning to drive. street rod at the time and I See CARS |Iola, PageKS A4 75 Cents 75 Cents
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Obituaries Janet Halloran
Janet (Stewart) Halloran, 79, of Topeka, passed away Friday, July 27, 2012.Â She was born in Dodge City, on Nov. 23, 1932, to Robert and Marg aret (Rees) Stewart. Janet Halloran S h e graduated from Wichita County Community High School in Leoti, in 1950. She also graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in education in 1954, and remained a lifelongÂ Jayhawk fan.Â Halloran taught at Lincoln Elementary School for five years until she started her family. She later returned to teaching as a substitute teacher.Â Janet was a member of Â Potwin Presbyterian Church, where she was an elder, deacon and Doorstep coordinator.Â She was also a member of the chancel and bell choirs.Â She married Robert Halloran on Aug. 4, 1956, in Leoti. Halloran is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth and husband Dennis Dutton of Sterling, Susan and husband MichaelÂ McKinnis of Iola, Katherine and husband Steven Harrell of Tonganoxie, and Mary and husband BrianÂ Breitenstein of Topeka; eight grandchildren, Mallory and Lauren Harrell of Tonganoxie, William and Maxwell Dutton of Sterling, and Anna, Ava, Ella and EmmaÂ Breitenstein of Topeka; three cousins, Marcia Adler of Seattle, Wash., JohnÂ Ley of Englewood, Colo., and JaneÂ Ley of Arlington, Va.; and many nieces and nephews.Â Her gentle and loving spirit will be missed by all who knew her.Â She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and many aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Aug. 4, 2012, atÂ Potwin Presbyterian Church. Inurnment will be private.Â Memorial donations may be made toÂ Pot-
win Presbyterian Church, 400 S.W. Washburn Ave., Topeka, KS 66606 or Doorstep, Inc., 1119 SW Tenth St., Topeka, KS 66604. To leave the family a special message online, please visit www. PenwellGabelTopeka.com.
Army in 1942 serving as a Master Sergeant for five years. He was recalled in 1950 to serve in the Korean Conflict for 11 months. Nelson married Virginia I. Cochran on Oct. 7, 1950 in Bentonville, Ark. This union was blessed with one daughter. He established and ran the Elsmore Recreation Center upon his return from the military for several years. He served as Allen County Commissioner. Nelson worked for the State of Kansas Department of Revenue as a special investigator for the sales tax division for 22 years. Upon his retirement, he served as mayor and council man for many years for the City of Elsmore. Nelson was a member of the Virginia Lodge of Savonburg, Scottish Rites of Fort Scott, Mirza Temple of Pittsburg, Tri-County Shrine, the American Legion Moran and the Chanute Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Charles W. Nelson Jr. Kenneth Nelson, and Edgar Nelson; sisters, Stella Setterstom, Ruby Johnson, Mildred Hodson, and Bernice Gregg. Nelson is survived by his wife, Virginia Nelson, of the home; daughter, Teri Porter and husband Rocky of Iola; two grandsons, Dustin Hicks of Dickinson, N.D., and Tanner Porter of Iola; two step-granddaughters, Jennifer Cescon and Lisa Cary and families of Iola; one great-granddaughter, Siena Hicks; several nieces, nephews and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at the Elsmore United Methodist Church; burial following in the Elsmore Cemetery. The family will be present to greet friends at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Moran on Monday evening from 6 to 8 oâ€™clock. Memorial contributions may be made to Mirza Temple Transportation Fund. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.
Ronald Lee â€œRonâ€? Jackson, 75, brother to Wayne Jackson of Iola, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012 at his home in Joplin, Mo. Ron was born Dec. 25, 1936, in Oshkosh, Neb. to Alta Mary Jackson and Joseph Buren Jackson. He was a sales representative for the W. Evans Co., and had lived in the Joplin area the past 15 years. Ron was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Lee Jackson on Dec. 17, 1996. Born from this union was a daughter, Julia Ann Jackson, Overland Park, and a son, Daniel Joseph Jackson, Topeka. Ron was united in marriage to Karen Cagle Taylor on Sept. 13, 1997 in Orongo, Mo. She survives, as do two step-daughters, Kelly Kim Cagle Smalling, Springfield, Mo., and Cortnee Lynee Cagle Eaton of Carl Junction, Mo., and one stepson, Christopher Leo Cagle; 10 grandchildren; sisters Joann Phillips, Chanute, and Bonnie Barnett, Kansas City; brothers Jim Dale Jackson, Tulsa, Okla., and Wayne Jackson, Iola. Ron was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Barbara Triune; and a brother, Richard Jackson.
James Russell Nelson, 92, of Elsmore passed away on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Allen County Hospital. He was born Oct. 26, 1919, in Elsmore, the son of Charles William and Matilda Susan James Nelson (Peterson) Nelson. He was a lifelong resident of Elsmore. Jim entered the United States
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be showing a New Zealand rabbit and similar to the Hobbs girls Shelby will be showing a lion head. Jenna Wilks, who will be showing rabbits at the fair for her eighth year, will be showing a lion head and a mini rex. The rabbits can be shown in the Allen County Fair but are not yet accepted at the state level for competitions, according to the Hobbs girls. The Hobbs girls said they
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Some, like the Yoho girls, have an automatic feeder that keeps the rabbits fed, but if they donâ€™t have the feeder then they make sure the rabbits always have alfalfa blocks or rabbit pellets in their cages. To get ready for the fair the girls make sure the rabbits have an identification number tattooed on the inside of their ear, clipped nails, shaved teeth and brushed hair. They also have to rub
did most of their research online on how to care for rabbits.
All the girls agree about the importance of taking care of the rabbits during the high heat. They all change the water in the rabbitsâ€™ cages a couple of times a day and even give them frozen water bottles that the rabbits can lay
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William â€œBillâ€? Wilson, 84, Iola, died Friday, July 27, 2012, at Windsor Place. B i l l was born March 30, 1928, in L a H a r p e, the son of Hugh T. and Grace L. (Wilcox) William Wilson Wilson. He graduated from Iola High School. He served in the United States Army before joining the United States Air Force where he served 24 years before retiring in 1973. On March 20, 1962, Wilson married Toshiko T. â€œTerriâ€? Taniguchi and they moved to Iola in 1973. He was a Realtor operating as Bill Wilson Realty for several years. Terri preceded him in death on Sept. 9, 1999. He was a member of the Iola American Legion, Iola Elks Lodge, Airstream Club, all Iola Masonic bodies, Scottish Rite at Fort Scott and Mirza Shrine at Pittsburg where he participated in the MG Unit and Jesters. Wilson was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Wilson, and two sisters, Verie Mae Burris and Maxine Hazell Leavitt. He is survived by daughter Julia Wilson, Topeka, two step-sons, Jonathon Faill and James Faill, both of Franklin, Tenn., and a sister, Evelyn Youmans, San Diego, Calif. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m., Tuesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will take place at LaHarpe Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Gifts may be made to Mirza Transportation Fund or Iola Masonic Lodge. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com
the bottom of their bellies if the rabbits have yellow spots. The rabbit show is this afternoon at 4:30 at Riverside Park.
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C O M M U N ITY B U ILD IN G C LO S E D TO PU B LIC 8 A .M . - 3 P.M . LITTLE TH E A TE R O PE N FO R O PE N C LA S S E N TR IE S 8 a.m .-5 p.m . O pen class entries received 4:30 p.m .......Rabbit Show 5 p.m ............Judging 4-H & O PEN C LA SS G arden, C rop, H orticulture, Flow ers 5:30-8 p.m .. .K iw anis Train Ride, pick up near the Baby Barnyard 6 p.m ............Poultry Show 6:30 p.m .......Steer Show follow ed by H eifer Show 6:30 p.m .......S H O D E O , rodeo arena 7:30 p.m .......Riley H erder, free stage east of com m unity building
Tuesday, July 31
8 a.m ............Sw ine Show 9 a.m ............Judging of open class H om e Econom ics exhibits Judging of open class D om estic A rts and Fine A rts Judging of open class Photography 9:30 a.m .......Registration for Best D ressed Pet C ontest 10 a.m ..........Best D ressed Pet C ontest, north shelter house 1 p.m ............D airy C attle Show follow ed by D airy G oat Show 5-6 p.m .........Registration for Pedal Pull, east of com m unity building 5:30-8 p.m ....K iw anis Train Ride, pick up near the Baby Barnyard 6 p.m ............Baked Pie C ontest (m ixed fruit only), prizes aw arded, Little Theater 6-8:30 p.m ....Pedal Pull (Sponsored by A llen C ounty Farm Bureau) 6-9 p.m .........Program by K ansas D ept. of W ildlife & Parks, Baby Barnyard 6:30 p.m .......M eat G oat Show follow ed by Sheep Show 6:30 p.m .......FREE W aterm elon Feed, near show arena (Sponsored by PSI Insurance) 8:30 p.m .......K araoke w ith Tyler Butts, free stage east of com m unity bldg.
Wednesday, August 1
9 a.m ............H orse Show 4 p.m ............4-H /C loverbud Bucket C alf Show 5 p.m ............Round Robin Show m anship Finals 5:30-8 p.m ....K iw anis Train Ride, pick up near the Baby Barnyard 6 p.m ............4-H Talent N ight & 4-H Trophy Presentations, free stage 6-9 p.m .........Snakes & Lizards, presented by K D W P, Baby Barnyard 7 p.m ............R A N C H R O D E O , rodeo arena ($5 or 1 event ticket*) 7:30 p.m .......K ansas Y ourh D ance C o. w ith C ooper Studios D ance C enter, free stage east of com m unity bldg.
Thursday, August 2
8:30 a.m .......Register for 4-H Livestock Judging C ontest 9 a.m .-noon . .Livestock Judging C ontest, show arena. A ll non-sale livestock released follow ing Livestock Judging C ontest N oon ............4-H Barnyard O lym pics, show arena 1 p.m ............4-H Purple Ribbon pictures, Iola Register, show arena 1 p.m ............Livestock Exhibitor M eeting, show arena 6:30 p.m .......Livestock Buyers A ppreciation D inner 7 p.m ............4-H & FFA LIV E S TO C K PR EEMM IU M A U C TIO N , show arena
Friday, August 3
7:30-9 a.m ....C heck out open class exhibits 8-10 a.m .......C heck out 4-H exhibits 8 a.m ............Fair checks for open class m ay be picked up at fair office. A ll exhibits m ust be picked up by 9 a.m . or they becom e property of A llen C ounty Fair A ssociation. Livestock m ust be out of barns for clean up. 9 a.m ............4-H â€™ers check in at show arena for clean up.
Saturday, August 4
7 p.m ............D E M O LITIO N D E R B Y , H um boldt Speedw ay ($10 or 2 event tickets*)
*Event tickets $5 each. Some events require two event tickets for admission.
For more information call (620) 228-2101.
(First Published in The Iola Register July 30, 2012)
The family of Brock Stotler sends thanks to all our friends and family for your thoughts & prayers, love and support at the loss of our father, son and brother. Thank you for the cards, memorials, all the food and the many acts of kindness. We will never forget. Special thanks to Mother Jan Chubb for the very special service and to all of our St. Timothyâ€™s Church Family. Thank you again, Justin Stotler, Don & Sharon Hoffmeier and Darren & Danny Stotler
The Iola Register
Monday, July 30, 2012
More money for education should determine vote The primary election next week is an important one for Republicans in Kansas. If farright Republicans win those nominations, they also are likely to dominate the Legislature — Kansas has never been so solidly Republican as it is in 2012. The consequence will be further cuts in spending for education, highways, law enforcement, care of the disabled and health care and other essential state services. Radical Republican domination of the Legislature will also result in continued tax cuts for the wealthy and raise the very real possibility of tax increases for the poor and middle class when this year’s huge tax cuts take hold in 2014. This destruction can be avoided by awarding the nominations to mainstream Republicans who use as their models moderates such as Nancy Kassebaum (the most popular Republican ever to serve in a Kansas U.S. Senate seat); former two-term governor Bill Graves, who just came back to Kansas to campaign for embattled Republican moderates; and Bob Dole, who established himself as a national leader, was the author of the Americans With Disabilities Act and pushed one of the largest tax increases in U.S. history through Congress under President Ronald Reagan. ALLEN COUNTY voters can do their part by voting for John Coen for Senate. Coen campaigns on a promise to restore funding for the public schools and the state’s universities and cites the policies of Kassebaum and Dole as examples he would follow if elected. Coen recognizes that funding the public schools, community colleges, state universities and helping to fund the state’s private colleges is far and away the most important function of state government. Together, those line items make up about
70 percent of the state’s annual budget. Add highways, health care and law enforcement and all that’s left is petty cash. While they never say so, those who campaign on promises to “bring fiscal responsibility and budget discipline” to state government, really mean they will continue to beggar education, continue to funnel highway fund money to the general fund to justify tax cuts and will, in short, make Kansas unable to meet its basic obligations to its citizens. It is mathematically impossible to cut taxes by $2.7 billion — as the radical tax cut bill passed this year does — without leaving the public schools, community colleges and state universities in ruins. Because the Kansas economy has strengthened — and state support for education has been slashed — the 2013 Legislature will enjoy a large budget surplus. It should use most of that surplus to restore funding for the schools and higher education and to return the money to the Kansas Department of Transportation that it took over the past three years so that the state’s highways can be well maintained. Step two should be to repeal some of the tax cuts that were so foolishly made earlier this year so that budgets can be balanced from 2014 forward without reducing Kansas education to Third World standards. Who should you vote for in the House contest? Find out which of the three will vote for more money for education. Demand a yes or no answer. If none will say yes, then try to divine which of them has shown the most compassion for their fellow creatures in their day jobs and give your vote to that man — or that woman. Come to think of it, that’s a pretty good yardstick to use in measuring candidates in any race, from local on up to the White House. — Emerson Lynn, jr.
A look back in time 25 Years Ago Week of July 29, 1987
The Milne and Mann Tire Co., a member of the Iola business community for more than 40 years, closed Saturday. Octavia Stewart and her son, Scott, had operated the business for the past four years following the death of George Stewart. The firm was founded in 1945 by Frank Milne and Floyd “Chig” Mann who made it into the largest tire retreading company in southeast Kansas. George Stewart bought into the business in the late 1960s and succeeded Milne as president in 1972. The retreading franchise was discontinued last year and the store then focused on tire sales and service.
***** Picture of the day: Evert Ludlum pounds away with a jackhammer as Tom Schomaker clears the debris left behind. The two are creating an opening for an elevator being installed at Iola Junior High School. The project will cost $33,279. A federal grant administered by the state will pay $25,000 of the cost. ***** Nannie Madge Miller, widow of Horace Miller, died this morning at Allen County Hospital at the age of 85. She had been seriously ill for three weeks. Mr. Miller died Jan. 19. Mrs. Miller was associated with her husband and their son in the family business, H. L. Miller and Son dress company.
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Letters to the editor Dear editor,
I am writing this letter in support of Ed Bideau for the Kansas House of Representatives in the 9th District. I have known Ed since he was 15. We lived behind the Bideau family for 26 years. I have observed Ed’s walk through life and the many endeavors that he encountered. One of his first, was an attempt to form a neighborhood band. Ed continued his love of music. He now plays with a local Dixieland band. Ed didn’t give up on music and he won’t give up on the needs of the 9th District. After high school Ed enrolled in college and pursued a law degree. While in college Ed worked in the state Insurance Commission, where he gained insight of the insurance business. Ed returned to Chanute in 1974 and was employed by Neosho County as assistant county attorney. Ed worked under Raymond Radford, a retired FBI agent. Ray Radford was a great mentor for Ed. Ed being a team leader shared this new information with the law enforcement personnel. This brought our win ratio in court cases to a higher level. Ed worked daily with the Chanute P.D. and Neosho County sheriff ’s office. Many times he had contact with Wilson, Allen, and Labette counties when a series of crimes were similar. Teamwork was Ed’s favorite word and will continue to
be in the 9th District. Ed’s mother, Beverly Bideau, was a school teacher and Margaret, Ed’s wife, still teaches. Ed has knowledge of the school system and how difficult funding is to obtain at the state level. Education is instilled in the Bideau family. Ed was elected to two terms in the House of Representatives. He served this district with the interest of all the people and he will do so again with integrity and honest answers. Ed supports our Second Amendment and I do. He is a life member of the NRA. There are occasions when Ed and I have lunch together. We discus family, work projects, world problems, sometimes politics. It appears to me that Ed is extremely aware of all things surrounding him directly or indirectly. His interests seem unlimited. Ed will keep us informed on matters that may affect our district good or bad. Because of Ed’s excellent record, join with me and vote for Ed Bideau on Aug. 7. Tom McLaren, Chanute, Kan. Dear editor,
It seems our governmental structure, our country, is at a crossroads. A huge and critical choice to be made by us the voters, we the people. Much of the mess we find ourselves in is of our own making. Complacency, I suppose, has caused many of us to work along or ride along while, little by
little, the basic structure of our lives has been eroded by rampant regulation, out of control government spending and good ole boy cliques. To right our course will require people of integrity and strong moral character. I’ve spent most of my life conducting small business in southeast Kansas. Hard work, honesty, trustworthiness and appreciation of the people I serve are the values I learned young. These values I learned right along side Ed Bideau. As young kids in the same neighborhood we learned basic lessons from the same adults. The importance of family, encouraging “choice” to be in favor of life. The strength to stand on principles of honesty and truth even when it’s not popular. Working and playing on the Bideau farm we learned to respect nature and the land. Being shown the difference in giving a hand up vs. a hand out, we learned that work resulted in reward. Sound and conservative economic behavior and belief in personal responsibility. These are values I know we can count on Ed Bideau to display. I say I know this because I’ve grown up with him. I’ve seen the way he deals with problems and big decisions. I know he can be counted on. A man of his word. We need him as representative for southeast Kansas in Topeka. Chuck Chandler Chanute, Kan.
An Olympic moment for women The official opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were Friday in London, but the Games have already made history: This is the first Olympics in which all of the more than 200 participating countries have sent female athletes to compete. The U.S. team has more women than men for the first time — 269 female athletes to 261 men. The countries of Brunei, Qatar and Saudi Arabia are fielding female athletes, something they have never done. In a dramatic last-minute turnaround, Saudi Arabia is permitting two women to compete — one in judo and another as an 800-meter runner. Saudi Arabia has been rightly criticized for failing to offer women opportunities to play and compete in sports, as outlined in a recent report by Human Rights Watch. One of Qatar’s female athletes, air-rifle shooter Bahiya al-Hamad, carried the flag for her country at the opening of the Games. The world’s top-ranked female saber fencer, Mariel Zagunis, carried the U.S. flag. These are huge accomplishments for women and for the International Olympic Committee, which has aggressively promoted the inclusion of women in general and which lobbied the Saudis in particular. Muslim women from various
The presence of female athletes from every country at the Summer Olympics is something to celebrate, even before any medals were bestowed.
countries will run, shoot and scull, among other endeavors, and they will be allowed to do so in athletic clothing that still hews to the modest dress required by their religion. Some of these women are competing by virtue of invitation from the IOC or the governing bodies of their sports. They did not all qualify by winning an array of trial competitions. But that’s part of encouraging countries that have either been resistant to sending women or done little to foster them in competitive sports. The work is not completely done. Women still need better access to competitive sports in many places in the world, so that in the future they won’t need a helping hand to participate in the Olympics. The subject of attire should not be a stumbling block. Soccer’s
governing body last year forbade women, out of safety concerns, to wear head scarves — forcing the Iranian women’s soccer team to give up a chance at qualifying for this year’s Games. Since then, that rule has been changed. However, clothing continues to be controversial: The International Judo Federation announced Thursday that because of safety concerns, it would not allow female athletes to wear head scarves, which poses a potential problem for the Saudi contestant. And there is a legal battle to allow women to participate in canoeing, which inexplicably remains closed to them in the Olympics. Still, the presence of women from every country at the Summer Olympics is something to celebrate, even before any medals were bestowed. — Los Angeles Times
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department. A loss of those services would mean the city would most likely have to go to a volunteer force. “I pray about this issue a lot,” Francis said. “We don’t want to see the city lose the professional force it has now. They are wonderful to have and have done a lot of good for Iola and the surrounding community with the different things they can respond to.”
Francis believes a solution will come in the near future and is open to working with whatever recommendations are made to make a resolution a reality. Another issue which Francis has worked on as commissioner and is a central point to his vision for the future of Allen County is the new hospital. Allen County Hospital is a year away from completion. Francis points to the new facility as a way to not just provide essential services
to the community, but also to build it as a vehicle for further economic development. “Once the hospital is done, we need to aggressively pursue the issue of recruiting new staff,” Francis said. “Not only is it going to add new skills to our community, but also increase the amount of high wage earners to the area. Growing that facility is a big key to continuing the growth of Allen County.” Going forward, Francis
believes that the budget and other fiscal issues will weigh on the minds of voters. His philosophy in his first term was to, “listen to the experts.” It’s a policy he plans on continuing. “I’m not the expert in these fields like public works, law enforcement and all the other things that the county handles,” Francis said. “I will continue to listen to the people working for the county and use my best judgement to make the right decisions for our community.”
tra LMT. Sports car: Rick Dougherty, Iola, 1965 Shelby Cobra replica, first; Brent LeClair, 1995 Mazda MX6 LS. Original car 1900-1948: Ann Sluder, Williamsburg, 1946 Plymouth Special Deluxe, first; Fred Hornbaker, 1946 Willys Jeep. Original car 1949-1972: Denny Barnhart, Iola, 1966 VW Beetle, first; Larry Hoover, Mound City, 1964 Chevy Chevelle, second. Original car 1973 and up: Buddy Meadows, Iola, 2011 Dodge Challenger, first; Bud Bishop, 2003 Chevrolet Chevelle, second. Modified car 1900-1948: Frank Wiseman, Wellsville, 1929 Ford Model A, first; Buddy Roufs, 1940 Pontiac sedan, second. Modified car 1949-1972: Ron Crawford, Garnett, 1970 Pontiac GTO, first; Kenny Niese, 1972 Chevy Nova, second. Modified car 1973 and up: Jeff Chavez, Ottawa,
1992 Ford Mustang, first. Original truck, 19001948: Paul Smith, 1942 Ford rat rod. Original truck 19491972: Don Britt, Iola, 1957 Studebaker Transtar, first. Modified truck 19001948: Ed Peery, 1923 Ford T-bucket, first; Terry Secret, 1936 Ford, second. Modified truck 19491972: John and Pat Kern, Hillsdale, 1959 Studebaker, first; Carl Ranabarger, 1971 Chervolet El Camino, second. Modified truck 1973 and up: Raymond Cook, 1993 Chevy 1500, first. Special interest: Enoz Perez, Humboldt, 1953 Studebaker Champion, first; Roger Whitaker, 1962 Chevy Nova, second. Special Tri (1955-1957 Chevrolet): Roger Mintz, Humboldt, 1956 Chevrolet 210, first; Dawn Tegtmeyer, 1956 Chevrolet Belair, second. Best of show: Rick Dougherty, Iola, 1965 Shel-
by Cobra replica. Best paint: Carl Ranabarger, 1971 Chevrolet El Camino. Best motorcycle: Rick Michaels, Iola, 2010 custom V8 trike. Best Harley: Dave Fontaine, Iola, 2010 Harley Ultra Lmtd. Best interior: Roger Mintz, Humboldt, 1956 Chevy 210. Best engine: Richard Sigg, Carlyle, 1963 Studebaker Avanti. Best Mopar: Ann Sluder, Williamsburg, 1946 Plymouth Special Deluxe. Best Ford: Frank Wisemen, Wellsville, 1929 Ford Model A Tudor. Best modified pickup: John and Pat Kern, Hillsdale, 1959 Studebaker. Best Chevy: Scott Vink, Ottawa, 2012 Chevy Camaro. Best stock pickup: Don Britt, Iola, 1957 Studebaker Transtar. Best modified: Buddy Roufs, Mapleton, 1940 Pontiac sedan.
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dash and disc brakes. His newest Chevelle, a convertible, is “a fun car to drive,” he said. “The grandkids like to go for rides and my wife and I take in the evenings when we go to eat out. It’s not just a show car.” Hoover enjoys showing off the nearly pristine silver-blue convertible, however, and is eager to participate in shows here and in other places where promoters purchase trophies he makes in a shop at Mound City. “I’ve been making trophies about 35 years and have had an upholstery shop nearly as long,” he said. Trophies awarded at the Allen County and FarmCity Days shows come from Hoover’s shop. WINNERS at Saturday’s show: Harley motorcycle: Dave Fontaine, 2010 Harley Ul-
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“PRESENTATION is a big part of it,” Eric said, as well as how tender and well-textured the meat is. For chicken, the first meat judged, he cooked thighs.
ERIC LIKENED cookoffs to NASCAR and other sporting events where the same competitors are together often enough that they develop strong friendships. “That’s the way it was here Friday night,” he said. “We had a potluck meal and sat around and talked about other cook-offs and caught up with what had been going on with people we’re gotten to know.” But, when crunch time neared just before noon Saturday, it was all business. Cooks and helpers were focused and counted off seconds as time for the first entry neared. “We have a 10-minute window to get the entry to the judges,” Eric said.
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Two-year-old Evie Schooler’s turtle is out in front and won the 0-6 age category in the Allen County Fair turtle race Saturday morning.
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TO RESOLVE the ambulance dispute, Williams said there need to be three meetings. “One where the Iola Fire Department would come in, another one with Allen County ambulance services, and then a third with both to see how we could have a blend,” he said. Williams, who has been called and is proud of the title of conservative, believes
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Williams has been able to successfully keep the budget down in the sheriff ’s department — an accomplishment he believes will help him as commissioner, if elected. As sheriff, Williams handles the department’s budget. All the bills of the department “go across my desk,” he said. Williams said he deferred hiring an additional officer specifically to conserve money.
there is a business-like approach to the issue at hand that would fix the current problem. “I know the government can’t run like a business, but we can sure try,” he said. Williams noted that in the past, candidates have run on the platform of fixing the ambulance issue, yet taxpayers are still paying on two services that are losing money. Williams said he believes the reason behind persistent problem is a “personality problem and not a solution-oriented approach.” In addition to his plan to work on the ambulance issue, he wants to bring more business to local vendors, something he has always tried to do as sheriff. Williams is going into this race with one focus, to help taxpayers. He said his promise is “I won’t run again if I don’t get it resolved.”
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Following chicken, were ribs at 12:30, pork at 1 o’clock and brisket at 1:30.
“We’re all competitive and when you start placing, and hear your name, you’re hooked,” he said. “It’s a family thing,” Melissa added. Eric preps meat and does the cooking, which required a wake-up call at 1:30 Saturday morning. The meat was in two smokers by 3 a.m. Ashlyn, 12, keeps everyone on schedule and has the last say on which pieces of meat are sent to judges. Melissa fashions beds of greens and helps place the meat in the most presentable way.
“I prefer white meat for eating,” he said, but chooses thighs “because they’re more forgiving if you overcook them a little bit. And, when you take a bite of the thighs I cook you’d never know it was dark meat.” For being the new kids on the block, the Lees have done well. Going into the Allen County cook-off, their 16th this year, they were ranked 27th overall nationally in Kansas City Barbecue Society standings. “We’re 14th in ribs, 17th in chicken and 24th in pork,” Erie crowed, but “don’t ask about brisket. “We’re getting to be known for our ribs — I like to think that’s our specialty — and when they announce the winners for ribs people look to us. We’ve won the ribs category in three states.”
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Timing event tops competition at 2012 rodeo By JOCELYN SHEETS firstname.lastname@example.org
Hannah Holland of Bucyrus and her horse seem to own Allen County Fair Rodeo’s arena. For the third straight year, Holland won the girls’ barrel racing event in the Lyle Dreher Memorial Rough Riders Arena. Holland made the top run in barrel racing Saturday in 17.210 seconds. Contestants and rodeo fans had to deal with the heat and dust for both Friday and Saturday performances. There was no respite from the excessive heat. Despite efforts to wet the arena grounds for Saturday night’s event, the dry and dust persisted. Attendance for the two-night rodeo was better than a year ago, with 1,843 fans this year to last year’s 1,555. Rodeo livestock made it rough on cowboys and cowgirls in eight of the nine events contested each night. There were only three qualified rides in the two bronc riding events for the two-night rodeo and two qualified eight-second rides in the bull riding, both coming Saturday. Most of the top runs in the roping events came in the slack competitions each night. The calves got the better of contestants in calf roping, team roping and breakaway roping. There were three catches made in the steer wrestling.
Girls’ Barrel Racing 1. Hannah Holland, Bucyrus, 17.210 seconds; 2. Annie Smith, Fort Scott, 17.312; 3. Jesse Alsup, Fair Grove, Mo., 17.313; 4. Betsy Hastie-Frazier, Cleveland, Mo., 17.321; 5. Christi Durfey, Amity, Mo., 17.332; 6. Sierra Braun, St. Louis, Mo., 17.335. Calf Roping 1. Jeff Miller, Blue Mound, 9.2 seconds; 2. Dustin Raupe, Douglass, 9.4; 3. Will Morris, Holden, Mo., 9.6; 4. Tim Kraus, Pacific, Mo., 10.0; 5. Cooper Martin, Alma, 10.1. Over 40 Calf Roping 1. Dustin Raupe, Douglass, 10.8 seconds; 2. Monty Dyer, Ottawa, 11.1; 3. Bill Huber, Abilene, 12.4; 4. Greg Gentry, Pleasanton, 13.3; 5. Harry Hall, Newburg, Mo., 13.6 Team Roping 1, Seth Kueffer, California, Mo., and Sam Kueffer, Clever, Mo., 5.4 seconds; 2. David Kenyon, California, Mo., and Danny Smith, Huntsville, Mo., 6.0; 3. Kevin Hebenstriet, Edgerton, and Jeff Butler, Cosby, Mo., 6.3; 4. Brandon Duff and Brad Abernathy, Amsterdam, Mo., 6.7; 5. Jesse Hinkle and Luke Norris, Powersville, Mo., 7.1; 6. Steve Younger, Paola, and Matt Wansing, Garden City, Mo., 7.6. Breakaway Roping 1. Angela Bartley, Emporia, 2.2 seconds; 2. Stephanie Durkes, Manhattan, 2.8; 3. Brooke Gary, Lathrop, Mo., 3.1; 4. Kelsey Lock, Republic, Mo., 3.2; 5. Caitlyn Philpot, Carthage, Mo., 3.7; 6. Daniel Durkes, Manhattan, 3.9. Steer Wrestling 1. Charlie Howell, Kan., 6.8 seconds; 2. Troy Callaway, Maple Hill, 13.6; 3. Tyler Harris, Mo., 14.0. Bareback Bronc Riding 1. Josh Diggs, Adrian, Mo., 72 points. Saddle Bronc Riding 1. Dalton Cooper, Yates Center, 81 points; 2. Stacy Belt, Harrisonville, Mo., 77. Bull Riding 1. D. J. Shields, Talala, Okla., 78 point; 2. Zack English, LaHarpe, 75.
Hannah Holland, Bucyrus, makes the turn around the first barrel on her winning run of the Allen County Fair Rodeo’s barrel race Saturday. Holland is the three-time barrel race champion at Allen County.
Above, Cassidy Friend’s hat flies off as she competes in Friday’s mutton busting. Youngsters showed their riding skills on sheep from C.K. McKellips Rodeo Company Friday and Saturday before the rodeo performances. At left, Dalton Shannon battles to stay on top of one of C.K. McKellips Rodeo Company’s broncs in Saturday’s saddle bronc riding event.
The newly re-formed Allen County 4-H Rough Riders drill team performed during the two-night run of the 2012 Allen County Fair Rodeo over the weekend.
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Garage Sales BURLINGTON CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE, Saturday Atugust 4th.
Apartments for Rent MORAN, 2 BEDROOM, 1500sq. ft., CH/CA, no pets (don’t ask), $325 monthly, 620-754-3632.
Wanted to Rent Allen Community College’s housing is at capacity for the 2012 Academic Year. Anyone with rental space for students may call 620365-5116 ext. 270 or 271 to be placed on a list of alternative housing for students.
Real Estate for Rent 412 N. VERMONT IOLA, 2 bedroom, very nice, CHA, with appliances, large backyard, single attached garage, auto opener $695 monthly. Call 620-496-6161 or 620496-2222 Quality & Affordable homes available for rent, http://www.growiola. com/ HOUSE IN IOLA, 2 bedrooms, available, July 14. 620-852-3495 619 NORTH ST., 2 BEDROOMS, $350 monthly, $350 deposit, no pets, 620-365-0090. GARNETT, 12 IVY TERRACE, 3 BEDROOM, with full basement, like new, CH/CA, appliances, large backyard, double attached garage w/auto opener, $1095 monthly, call 620-496-6161 or 620-496-2222. 404 S. THIRD, 2 BEDROOM, $300 monthly, $300 deposit, no pets, 620-365-0090.
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Calendar of the week Deadline: Notify the Register about calendar announcements by 7 a.m. Mondays in order to have your event listed in that week’s schedule. The calendar is published every Monday.
Allen County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse commissioners’ room. Iola Kiwanis Club, noon, Allen Community College Student Center meeting room. Crossroads, a Narcotics Anonymous support group, 6-7 p.m., Southeast Kansas Independent Living Center, 119 W. Butler, Yates Center. Call 620-625-2818 for information.
Prenatal classes, 6 p.m., Mary Ellen Stadler conference room at Allen County Hospital, to register for session call Sharilyn Lamb at (620) 365-1054. Iola BPOE No. 569, 8 p.m., Elks Lodge.
Rotary Club, noon, The Greenery. Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. KS 880, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 meeting, Calvary United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson. Farmers Market, 5:30 p.m., southwest corner of Iola square. Iola Public Library board meeting, 6 p.m., Flewharty-Powell Annex. Sons of the American Legion, 7 p.m., American Legion Post No. 15.
Allen County Hospital Auxiliary meeting, 1:30 p.m., hospital conference room. Senior Citizens Card Club potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m., senior citizens center, 204 N. Jefferson.
Moran Public Library Board of Directors meeting, 5 p.m., at the library. Kappa Alpha chapter of Phi Tau Omega sorority, business meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Pizza Hut. Moran City Council, 7 p.m., Moran City Hall. Iola Community Theatre board meeting, 7:30 p.m., Warehouse Theatre, 203 S. Jefferson, open to public.
Coming events Wednesday
Bloodmobile hosted by Community Blood Center of Greater Kansas City, noon-6 p.m., North Community Building.
Today-Saturday Allen County Fair.
Hot all week Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m. Today, very hot. Partly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 102. West winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning shifting to the north in the afternoon. Gusts up to 25 mph. Tonight, partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. North winds around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight. Tuesday, very hot. Partly cloudy. A 20 percent
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs around 101. Light wind. Tuesday night, partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 70s. Light wind. Temperature High yesterday Low last night High Saturday Low Saturday High Friday Low Friday High a year ago Low a year ago Precipitation 72 hours ending 7 a.m. This month to date Total year to date Def. since Jan. 1
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India power grid crashes NEW DELHI (AP) — Northern India’s power grid crashed today, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup generators and leaving 370 million people — more than the population of the United States and Canada combined — sweltering in the summer heat. The blackout, the worst to hit India in a decade, highlighted the nation’s inability to feed a growing hunger for energy as it strives to become a regional economic power. Some small businesses were forced to shut for the day. Buildings were without water because the pumps weren’t working. Muslim families were forced to eat their pre-dawn meals by candlelight before beginning their daytime Ramadan fast. “It was really difficult,” said farmer Mohammed Zaman.
The northern grid crashed about 2:30 a.m. because it could no longer keep up with the huge demand for power in the hot summer, officials said. However, Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said he was not sure exactly what caused the collapse and had formed a committee to investigate it. The grid feeds the nation’s breadbasket in Punjab, the war-wracked region of Kashmir, the burgeoning capital of New Delhi, the Dalai Lama’s Himalayan headquarters in Dharmsala and the world’s most populous state, the poverty stricken Uttar Pradesh. By late morning, 60 percent of the power had been restored in the eight northern states affected by the outage and the rest was expected to be back on line by the afternoon, Shinde said.
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New medicines give hope to psoriasis patients Dear
Please print information on psoriasis. My scalp is dry and itchy, and I have to scrape it. My back is itchy, and so is the skin behind my knees. My toes itch, and so do my eyes. — J.W. Answer: Is your diagnosis of psoriasis a self-made diagnosis or a doctor-made one? Other conditions look like it, but they are not treated in the same way as psoriasis. The most common kind of psoriasis, plaque psoriasis, consists of slightly raised red patches of skin covered with white to silvery scales that loosely stick to the red patches. The patches may or may not itch. The elbows, the knees, the skin between the but-
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tocks, the lower back and the scalp are places where psoriasis most often breaks out. Frequently, both sides of the body at those sites are involved. Sometimes, the fingernails develop pitlike depressions. The eyelids can be inflamed, red and crusted. The eyes might dry. A special kind of arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, affects 30 percent of patients. The immune system ap-
pears to play a major role in contributing to psoriasis. Cells of the immune system prompt immature skin cells at the lowest skin layer to rush upward to the skin’s outermost layer. Immature cells don’t provide the protection that fully mature cells do. Patches of skin covered with these cells become psoriatic. The genetic link to psoriasis is strong. About 50 percent of psoriasis patients can blame the illness on their genes. The number of treatments for psoriasis has increased greatly in the past few decades. Cortisone drugs applied directly to the involved skin often are the first choice for treatment. They have
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names like Temovate (clobetasol) and Diprolene (betamethasone). They’re available as lotions, creams, ointments and gels. Once these drugs have quieted the inflammation (that takes two to four weeks), a switch is made to vitamin Drelated products such as Dovonex or Vectical. Ultraviolet light, often combined with psoralens, drugs that sensitize the skin to UV rays, is another popular treatment. A revolutionary change in treatment has come with drugs called biologicals. Enbrel, Humira and Remicade belong to this category of drugs. These drugs have favorably changed the chances of success for those who have resistant psoriasis.
Love and marriage are breaking the bank Dear Carolyn: Lucky me, about half a dozen of my good friends are getting married in the next three months. I would love to be able to express my happiness for them through a lavish gift, but I’m in my mid-20s and have a limited budget. I have prepared for these costs by setting some money aside throughout the past year, but I’m worried I haven’t saved enough. Something that many of the brides-to-be and my friends have said is that in giving a gift, the guest should “cover the cost of their plate.” Is this true? I want to follow etiquette, but some of my friends can afford more expensive weddings than others. My boyfriend and I are giving cash because it seems that most couples prefer this. But now I’m worried I don’t have enough to cover both our plates. I’m also not sure what goes into the cost of “the plate.” Should I include drinks? Cocktail hour hors d’oeuvres? The entertainment? And then there is the bridal shower; do I need to cover my costs there too? I also can’t help but feel a little insulted that the money I have scrimped and saved isn’t good enough. The total cost for gifts that I’ve saved so far is already more than a paycheck. Help! — Love and Marriage Are Breaking the Bank Answer: Don’t forget the cake, the post-wedding brunch and the little tulle baggies of Jordan almonds. Gotta pitch in for those, or you’re not pulling your guestly weight. I was going to edit your letter to end at, “Is this true?” — but then I realized that the “What about .?.?.” portion is a point-by-point exposure of how ridiculous — and grabby, and rude — the cover-yourplate requirement really is.
Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax It’s also not a requirement at all but instead a corrupt little myth. You are under no obligation to reduce your love and support for your friends into a quid pro quo with the wedding couple and their caterer. In fact, if you wrote the bride and groom a letter expressing your warm wishes for their marriage, or gave them a framed print of a favorite photograph of the two of them, or other such token of affection, that would be gift enough — whether or not you eat ramen. That you spent months carefully setting aside money to give to them strikes me as more than these plate-centric brides deserve. For their sakes and yours, I hope they appreciate you. Dear Carolyn: I was thrown when my boyfriend of two years told me he’s never really been in love and isn’t sure what it’s supposed to feel like. He then tried to exempt me, but initially he said it as a blanket response to my asking why he never says, “I love you.” He has said it but always when I’ve said it first. I didn’t want to make him feel bad since he was clearly
emotional when he told me, so I just comforted him. I guess I’m the first girlfriend he’s talked to about this. I’m not looking for a ring. But I’m also not very good at gauging when it’s time to admit this isn’t okay, and it hurts to think about breaking up since I do love him. Any advice? — Confused and Sad Answer: Boom. No wonder you both ran for cover. As a final response to his confession, though, I don’t recommend the running or the cover.
That’s because the only good outcome for both of you is to get on the right course, be it together tightly, together loosely or heading your separate ways. And the best way to find that right course is to dig out what your boyfriend was trying to say before he lost his nerve. You know you’re stuck at “pretty good,” or you wouldn’t have pressed him on the “I love you” thing. So, walk toward what scares you and see whether your boyfriend needs a confidante or an out.
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Iola A’s state run falls short West beats East in Shrine Bowl
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PRATT — Timely hitting didn’t come for Iola American Legion Post 15’s A Indians so they could stay in contention at the 2012 Kansas American Legion A State Baseball Tournament. The A Indians lost the state opener 2-1 to Ozawkie Wednesday. They came back in a losers bracket contest Thursday to beat Paola 11-3. That win moved Iola ahead in the losers bracket to Friday. But on Friday morning the Indians lost another close one, 3-1 to Hays. “We out-hit every team we played in the state tournament,” said Neal Barclay, coach for Iola A. “We just never could get any timely hitting and take advantage of some situations that we had.” On Friday, Aaron Barclay started on the mound for the Indians and pitched five innings. He was charged with three runs on three hits, one walk and one hit batter, plus had one strikeout and took the loss. Grayson Pearish pitched the final two innings, retiring all six batters. Pearish had two strikeouts.
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Iola American Legion A team won a 2012 Kansas American Legion A zone championship and went to the state tournament last week. The A Indians went 1-2 at state. Hays scored two runs in the second inning in the third game. Iola got on the scoreboard in the sixth. Hitting a single each were Trent Latta, Trey Wilson, Pearish and Eric Heffern. Coach Barclay said the Indians put the ball in play but were hitting it right at Hays defenders and they made the plays. In the game Thursday against Paola, the Indians
started scoring rallies four times with two gone in each inning. They plated three runs in the first and never trailed. Iola was up 7-3 after four innings. All 10 of Iola’s hits were singles. The Indians got two each from Barclay, Derrick Weir, Latta and Pearish. Drew Faulhaber and Caleb Vanatta each had one base hit. Iola A finished 19-8 and tied for fifth at the state
tournament with a 1-2 mark. “It was a great year. The kids did a good job and represented the Iola American Legion well. It’s great that Iola will have two American Legion baseball teams participating in state tournaments this summer,” Barclay said. Iola AA plays in the Kansas state tournament this week in Sabetha.
EMPORIA — The West pushed its Kansas Shrine Bowl winning streak to seven straight games Saturday night at Welch Stadium behind a player who wasn’t even slated to be in the game. Former Hutchinson star Ja’Mon Cotton, a late replacement for the West, scored on a nine-yard fourth-quarter run to lift the West to a 14-7 win over the East. Cotton rushed for 60 yards on 12 carries to lead all rushers and was named the West’s most valuable player. The West led the East 8-7 through three quarters, with a two-point conversion pass from West quar-
terback Matt Reed (Wichita Heights) to Jordan Hart (McPherson) in the opening quarter providing the difference at that point. Reed connected with Collin Sexton (Abilene) for a 54-yard touchdown pass at the 7:27 mark of the first quarter. The East answered with a long pass play of its own at the 7:45 mark of the second quarter, with Garrett Fugate (Blue Valley Northwest) connecting with Centralia product Michael Glatczak for a 55-yard TD bomb. Lyndon’s Nick Walsh tacked on the extra point to get the East within a point. Fugate passed for 204 yards on a 16-of-32 performance and was named the East’s most valuable player.
Johnson wins Brickyard 400 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stamped another exclamation point on his racing resume, winning his fourth career Brickyard 400 with a dominant drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. With the victory, Johnson joined Hendrick Motor-
sports teammate Jeff Gordon as the only NASCAR drivers to win four times at the historic 2.5-mile track, which has hosted stock car racing since 1994. Kyle Busch finished second, followed by Greg Biffle, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Gordon. Polesitter Denny Hamlin was sixth.
USA women stand atop Olympic gymnastics standings LONDON (AP) — The U.S. women are atop the Olympic gymnastics standings, as expected, with little standing in their way — except themselves. More than the Russians, Romanians and Chinese, the biggest challenge for the gold medal may come from how they deal with world champion Jordyn Wieber’s failure to qualify for the all-around final Sunday. She was bumped by her best friend on the very last routine. “I’m definitely worried,” national team coordinator Martha Karolyi said. “You try to find words ... what do you say? But the fact is the fact. She did her best. She was edged by her teammates.” A heavy favorite for gymnastics’ biggest prize — and the attention and riches that go with it — Wieber lost her chance with a series of uncharacteristic mistakes. She wound up with the fourth-best individual score in qualifying, but countries are limited to two gymnasts in the allaround and event finals and pal Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas were ahead of her. Russia’s Viktoria Komova, who was runner-up to Wieber at last year’s world championships, is ahead of all three Americans. It could be a historic competition for the Americans, who breezed to the top of qualifying with a score of 181.863 points and then waited to see if Russia, Romania or defending Olympic champion China could match it. Scoring starts from scratch in Tuesday’s team finals. The Americans are the strongest team top to bottom — if they can get their heads around Wieber’s woes. The Americans have only one Olympic title, win-
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USA’s Dana Vollmer competes in Sunday’s 100-meter butterfly at the Aquatics Center during the Summer Olympic Games in London. Vollmer won gold, and set a new world record in 55.98 seconds.
ning it back in 1996 with the Magnificent Seven. They arrived at the last two Olympics as world champions, only to leave without gold both times. But this team is stronger than the 2004 and even 2008 squads, and has a swagger LeBron and his buddies would appreciate. Highlights of Day 2 of the London Olympics:
— Dana Vollmer had a triumphant return to the Olympics, setting a world record to win the 100 butterfly in 55.98 seconds. Vollmer made the Olympics as a 16-year-old in 2004 but didn’t qualify for Beijing in 2008. — Michael Phelps moved closer to becoming the most decorated Olympian in history. An American silver in the 400-meter freestyle relay gave Phelps 17 medals for his career — 14 golds, a silver and two bronzes. Soviet gymnast Larisa
Latynina holds the record with 18. Phelps has five more events in London. — Kimberly Rhode’s gold in women’s skeet shooting made her the first American to take an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics. She won a gold in double trap at Atlanta in 1996, a bronze in that event four years later at Sydney, the gold at Athens in 2004 and the silver in skeet at Beijing in 2008. — North Korea’s Om Yun Chol, all of 5 feet and 123 pounds, won a gold medal by lifting an Olympic record 370 pounds in the clean and jerk — more than three times his body weight. — South Korea stayed perfect in women’s team archery, winning a seventh straight gold medal — every one since the event debuted at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul. — Kevin Durant scored 22 points and LeBron James had a solid all-around game as the U.S. men’s basketball team opened with a 98-71 win over
MEDALS Divers He Zi and Wu Minxia won the women’s synchronized 3-meter springboard, and Guo Wenjun won the women’s 10-meter air pistol to give China a total of six golds and 12 medals overall. The United States is second in total medals with 11. NOT THEIR FINEST HOUR — Ryan Lochte had a halfbody-length lead when he dived into the pool to swim the anchor leg of the 400-meter freestyle relay for the Americans. But Lochte, who had already competed in 1,200 meters of racing in the first two days of the London Games, couldn’t hold off Yannick Agnel, who slipped past to give France the gold. ROYAL TREATMENT Zara Phillips did her royal family proud. In her Olympic equestrian debut, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II rode her horse, High Kingdom, to a respectable finish in the evening dressage competition.
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USA’s Kimberly Rhode pumps her fist after completing a perfect score after the second round of the women’s skeet event Sunday during the Summer Olympic Games in London. Rhode won the gold medal. Phillips’ grandfather, Prince Philip, and her mother, Princess Anne, looked on. Anne clapped politely. The competition continues today. TICKET TO HIDE Stung by the sight of empty seats at early events at the London Games, organizing chief Sebastian Coe said free tickets will be given to troops, teachers and students. Coe said the unused seats, largely from Olympic and sports officials, will not be an issue as the games
proceed. TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS — Swimming: gold medal finals in men’s 200-meter freestyle, men’s and women’s 100-meter backstroke, women’s 100-meter breaststroke. — Women’s beach volleyball: May-Treanor/Walsh (U.S.) vs. Slukova/Kolocova (Czech Republic). — Men’s gymnastics: team final. — Men’s diving: synchronized platform final.
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