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County ‘A little nervous, a lot excited’ hears budget requests By RICHARD LUKEN richard@iolaregister.com

A whole new world has opened up for Alex Donnelly. The 5-year-old and the rest of USD 257’s class of 2025 gathered for their first day of kindergarten today, along with most everybody else in the school district. For youngsters such as Alex, By BOB JOHNSON preschool naps have been supbob@iolaregister.com planted by school lunches and Calls to the 911 dispatch center gym class. average one almost every 10 minNeither Alex, nor his mother, utes. Elizabeth, would want it any othAnd while that may sound a liter way. tle slow, played out over 24 hours “I’m a little bit nervous,” he a day and every day of the year, admitted, “but I’m a whole lot the total comes to 55,000. more excited.” “That’s what we received last Alex spoke Wednesday while year,” Angie Murphy, dispatch sorting through school supplies center director, told Allen County neatly arranged in his backpack, commissioners Tuesday morncomplete with crayons, markers, ing. pencils and his obligatory box of The call total — she figures Kleenex. half or more are for true emerThe excitement is just as palgencies — wasn’t the point of her pable for his mother. appearance, but the magnitude of “I’ve already attended my first the number captivated commisPTO (Parent Teachers Organizasioners. tion) meeting,” Elizabeth said. “I Murphy was before commisthink parents have to ask sioners to request a 20 percent themselves how active they increase in the department’s budwant to be with their chilget for 2012, up $126,000 over this dren in school, and I want year’s $490,000. to be active.” The increase seemed pretty Elizabeth is eager to see hefty. Murphy reasoned health her son in a new learning insurance will cost an additional environment. Up to now $50,000 and another $6,000 was Alex had attended Teresa expected for Kansas Public EmCook’s Munchkinland PreSee COUNTY | Page A5 school. “It sounds like he’s wellprepared for school. When he went in for screening,

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one of the comments we heard grade,” she recalled. She enwas ‘He went to Munchkinland, rolled at Humboldt Elementary didn’t he?’” Elizabeth said, where School, with its former principal youngsters were instilled with Larry Hart. basic learning concepts, such as Hart has since moved to Lincoln. identifying numbers and letters. “I’m tickled Alex will get to experience “I’m excited to see ATLANTA (AP) — Former having Mr. Hart as what kinds of things he Atlanta schools Superintendent will learn in school,” principal, too,” she Beverly Hall knew about cheatsaid. “I was someElizabeth said. ing allegations on standardized There is some anxwhat surprised he tests but either ignored them or remembered me iety. tried to hide them, according to a “I’m curious how because he was state investigation. they’ll do without my principal for An 800-page report released less than two years. naps,” she said. Tuesday to The Associated Press Elizabeth sees anAfter all this time, it Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office doesn’t look like Mr. other source of exMules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was through an open records request citement. Hart has changed at joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday. shows several educators report“I moved Luken But See FIRST | Page ed cheatingRegister/Richard in their schools. to Kansas A5 McKinley Elementary School kindergartener Isabelle Berthe report says Hall, who won from Calintsen shares a moment with herthe mother, Shauna, shortly national Superintendent of fornia before Isabelle’s first day of school this morning. the Year award in 2009, and other when I administrators ignored those reattached. The bar was triggered was in By RICHARD LUKEN ports and sometimes retaliated richard@iolaregister.com through a gear box engaged as its t h e against the whistleblowers. f i f tLE h ROY — Unlike the mecha- wheels roll. The yearlong investigation nized behemoths of today, Ray With no mechanical engine to shows educators at nearly four Whiteley’s mowing outfit was speak of, the only noise emanatdozen Atlanta elementary and Alex considerably quieter. ing from his unit was from the middle schools cheated on stanHis “engine” — a pair of teeth of the seven-footDonnelly cutting bar dardized tests by helping stu1,200-pound mules — needed only rotating back and forth. dents or changing the answers an occasional break from the stiJoining Whiteley was neighbor once exams were handed in. fling summer heat as Whiteley and friend Greg Gleue, with his The investigators also found a traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sick“culture of fear, intimidation and acre prairie hay meadow. le bar mower pulled by a pair of retaliation” in the school district “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. over the cheating allegations, been taking it easy,” Whiteley “We’re having some fun with which led to educators lying said. “It’s our little hobby.” it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind about the cheating or destroying The mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a Ray Whiteley ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See CHEATING Page A5 See MOWING | Page A5 Register/Rob|Burkett a small wagon with cutting bar Students stand outside Jefferson Elementary School wait-

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ing for teachers to lead them inside.

Temps for run touts ‘Fresh Start’ Water restrictions adjusted Organization look inviting

Iola officials adjusted newly instituted rules limiting water usage today. Iolans still must adhere to the odd-even lawn watering rules. Those whose addresses end in an even number can water their lawns only on even-numbered days, for example. Watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. But those residents may now use sprinklers or other automated watering systems, Iola City Administrator Carl Slaugh said. The original restrictions mandated Iolans use hand-held hoses or buckets to water lawns.

Slaugh said the changes were made after he learned the city had provided differing versions of the restrictions to residents. “It was my fault,” he said. The restrictions were put in place after Iola was placed under a Stage 2 water warning Monday by the Kansas Water Office. Iolans also are prohibited from washing their cars between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m. Local car washes will close, too. “I didn’t do a good job of communicating the new restrictions to one of the car washes in town,” Slaugh said. “They didn’t hear about it until (Wednesday.)”

By RICHARD LUKEN richard@iolaregister.com

MORAN — Fresh Start, a newly formed organization dedicated to removing illegal or abused drugs from the community, is taking shape. The organization, spearheaded by Marmaton Valley High School 11th-grader Michael Swift, has met regularly since Swift oversaw its formation with the help of several local teenagers and adults in June. The most recent meeting Wednesday evening drew only a handful of classmates — not unexpected, Swift said, with Register/Susan Lynn

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.

In-home Medicaid services eyed

Put that ego “ on the shelf, boys By DAVE RANNEY KHI News Service

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TOPEKA State LYNN officials are By— SUSAN year a woman’s garter was The Shirt Shop, 20 W. Jackson, one database, onetransinformation source changing the way they determine susan@iolaregister.com ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a which in-home services and one hotline for people to call.selection from which to If you’ve gotMedicaid enough of it, Fri- to another. wide — Shawn Sullivan, are to the frail elderly day provided night is the night to let your “It’s better than a baton,” choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. secretary said of the Kansas Department and hair people down. who are physically David Toland, executive director Registration participate for Aging and Disabilities to disabled. One sure test is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the drag race is $5. That also new system will rely on inThe the “Drag Race” as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s gains participants entrance to a athe single agency or organization Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber events. 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive with a presence each of the the services provided by the sys- son’s needs. Run For Your Lifein race. If you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can state’s counties assess what the assessments areathanMen105 and womentoalike are en- tem, cost to taxpaywearat —an noannual worries. beToday, purchased in advance the services receive. ers of about $200 million. dled by 11 area agencies on aging, couragedatoperson dress inwill a cross-genDresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or Friday night on Currently, there more than 30 living der manner andare then “compete” A solicitation to potential conand other accoutrements will be 10 centers for independent See EGO | Page B6 organizations involved with. Last the tractors interested in managing and about a dozen home health in teams of four in a relay available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s process. Some assess only the el- the new system was put out in agencies that specialize in caring derly. Others focus solely on the February. Bids were due April 3. for the brain-injured. physically disabled. “When you have this many sysSullivan said he hoped to have State officials said their aim the contract awarded sometime tems in place, it can be confusis to create a “one-stop shop,” so next month so that a single, state- ing as to who to turn to for assisthat services will be determined wide Aging and Disability Re- tance,” Sullivan said. “With the By JOE SNEVE — Since 1871 — in the same place regardless of a source be going to one dataCenter (ADRC) will be up ADRC, we’ll joe@iolaregister.com At the bandstand Jim Garner, director person’s condition. base, one information source and and running by Jan. 1, which also When Brian Pekarek was hired Thursday, July 7, 2011 8 p.m. for peopleof to call.” is the scheduled start of KanCare, one as hotline superintendent the Iola PROGRAM ‘Mishmash’ Gov. Sam Brownback’s for school district in February, he Star Spangled Banner ..................................................arr. 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fall sport pracbob@iolaregister.com tices beginning field of a thouAn anticipated this runners week and sand and walkers, who USD 256 schooldowntown busiwill flee Iola’s starting todayearly . ness district Saturday as While the Charley Melvin did in 1905, can turnout was Melvin chose to be thankful that small, Swift deed in the middo his dastardly said, thenight. meet- Michael Swift dle of the ing was stillbeing commemoHad the event productive. rated occurred in mid-day, parHe spoke about projects ticipants would battletwo oppressive Fresh Start hopes to launch in heat and humidity, with both the coming months. forecast at the upper end of the Swift hopes to distribute discomfort scale during daytime “Fresh Start” bags Friday and Saturday. Astois,every they household in walk the community . will run and in somewhat The bags would be used by resmore inviting temperatures pre-

dicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. Saturday. The race — many walkers will be out for a stroll — will cap activities that start late Friday afternoon and will go on throughout the evening. Included will be the much-awaited “drag race,” featuring some of the area’s finest men and women dressed in drag. Chris Weiner Thrive Allen By ROBatBURKETT County, rob@iolaregister.com co-sponsor with Allen County Crimestoppers for copious “The Although they use Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run amounts of water, local indusfor your Life,” said total of partictries remain unaffected by waipants approaching 450, with ter was restrictions. about Gates 200 signed on for theand 5-kiloCorporation Rusmeter run. The walk will follow a sell Stover Candies lead all busi3-kilometer course. nesses in water consumption “Registration, including probfor the Iola area. ably a fifth online, hasthereally Since the first of week,

idents seeking to dispose of any illegal drugs or outdated medication to prevent them from being abused. The idea is to have a secure receptacle set up somewhere in Moran for residents to deliver the bags. Ideally, a law enforcement agency would handle the disposal of the cargo. There are several issues to take care of first, noted Lori Holman, who is assisting Swift picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday with his effort. Thepast, city“we must afternoon. As in the exgive apermission suchup a Frirepect lot of peoplefor to sign ceptacle, and it would have to be day night.” designed it could not be stolen Cost is so $12 for the walk. Runners’ fees are for youth toA5 age See$14 START | Page 17, $20 for adults and $17 each for members of teams. Runners in the third annual event will aim for best times of 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for females, set last year. Sticks of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” will be awarded the first three places for males and females in each of five ages groups, 15 and under, 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 and 61 prolonged drought. and over. “We don’t have a lawn to waAll participants will break ter at the plant so the restricfrom in front of the post office. tions don’t really apply to us Runners will follow a course that right now,” Darrell Wick, Ruswill take them on West to Washsell Stover Candies plant manington, then Jackson, Jefferson ager, said. “We’ve just been usand East to Cottonwood. They ing what we need to use.” See TEMPS | B6 In July, Russell Stover, used more than 2 million gallons of water, according to City of Iola statistics.

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Pekarek finds home at USD 257 Priest cherishes Iola

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Originally born and raised in Peoria, Ill., Miller grew up atNew to the community is tending Catholic grade school Father John Miller. Having re- and high school. cently moved here, he considers Fresh out of school, Miller, Iola another section of heaven. then 19, joined the Navy and beMiller, who moved to Iola in came the hospital corpsman. June, is the new priest at St. He served in the Navy from John’s Catholic Church, 301 S. 1968 to 1972 and was sent to Jefferson Ave. Vietnam. Brian Pekarek, center, visits with Barb Geffert and Marcy Boring at His bishop assigned him St. In 1974 he enrolled in semithe USD 257 board office. John’s but before his move to nary. Iola he was living in the Kansas Miller attainted his educacountry for 25 years, he said. See PRIEST |Iola, PageKS A5 Iola, KS


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Obituary Al Link

Alvin F. “Al” Link, 77, Pueblo, Colo., passed away Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. He is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Deb Adamsbraach, David Link and his wife, Mary, and Mike Harris and his partner, Steve; brothers, Dave and his wife, Sandy, Ron and his wife, Sandy, and Frank and his wife, Constance Peebles; grandchildren, Richard, John and his wife, Cat, Hannah, Lucas and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Crimson, Myrakle and Adryn; seven nephews; four nieces; several great-nephews and great-nieces; and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Kathleen; parents Vallie and Mildred; and bothers, Chuck and Ed. He was born April 3, 1935, on the family farm near Piqua. Link was a civil/structural engineer for CF&I from 1967 until his retirement in 1991. He then worked for his own company, Pueblo Blue, as a professional design and structural engineer.

He was a member of the Coalition of Pueblo Engineers. He was an active member of the Pueblo Charter Lions Club since 1972. He served in several offices with the club, including the Youth Exchange Chairman for several years. Link was recently awarded “life member” status. He also was a member of B.P.O. Elks No. 90 and numerous groups and organizations. There will be no viewing. Cremation is being handled by Montgomery & Steward Crematorium in Pueblo. A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Montgomery & Steward Chapel, the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. A celebration of his life will continue after the service at the Zebulon Pike area of the Riverwalk. Attendees are invited to bring pictures or other mementos. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society through the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to www.montgomerysteward.com.

Court clarification Iolan John C. Cleaver, whose name appeared in Saturday’s Court Report, was charged in Magistrate Court with criminal deprivation of property — motor vehicle. The listing in Saturday’s paper listed Cleaver’s charge as “auto theft,” which could have led some to believe he was charged

with a felony. The criminal deprivation of property charge is a misdemeanor. Cleaver also was charged with driving after being declared a habitual violator and failing to stop at the scene after being involved in a traffic accident.

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Drop in US oil inventories keep price of crude high LONDON (AP) — Oil remained above $94 a barrel Today after an unanticipated drop in U.S. crude inventories and stronger retail sales helped keep near three-month high. Benchmark oil for September delivery was down 13 cents to $94.21 a barrel in midday trading in Europe in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract rose 90 cents to finish at $94.33 per barrel Wednesday in New York.

On the ICE Futures exchange in London, Brent crude was up 35 cents at $114.66. The Energy Department said Wednesday that stockpiles fell 3.7 million barrels last week to 366.2 million barrels, suggesting stronger demand. Analysts had predicted a decline of 1.5 million barrels, according to Platts, the energy information arm of McGraw-Hill. It marked the third consecutive large weekly decrease in oil supplies. Decreases tend

Man shoots self in butt during movie SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Police say a man accidentally shot himself in the buttocks at a Nevada movie theater during a showing of “The Bourne Legacy.” Police in Sparks, Nev., say the 56-year-old man’s injuries are not lifethreatening and no others were hurt. Authorities say the man had a permit to carry a concealed firearm. The man told of-

ficers the gun fell from his pocket Tuesday night as he was adjusting himself in the seat and that it discharged when it dropped to the floor. Authorities say the case will be sent to the city attorney for possible charges. The incident comes less than a month after a shooting at a suburban Denver theater that left 12 dead and 58 injured.

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Iraqi refugee accused of terrorism LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An Iraqi refugee accused of plotting to help terrorists back home may himself have been an insurgent during the war. When he goes on trial this month, several U.S. soldiers will be watching from the gallery who suspect his roadside bombs may have killed their comrades in Iraq in 2005. Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, 24, is scheduled for trial Aug. 28, but not in connection with the battlefield deaths of six Pennsylvania National Guardsmen seven years ago. Instead, Hammadi and another Iraqi refugee living in Kentucky, 30-yearold Waad Ramadan Alwan, were charged with trying to send weapons and cash back to al-Qaida in Iraq after they came to the U.S. Alwan has pleaded guilty.

Several current and former soldiers from the same National Guard unit believe Hammadi and Alwan could have had a hand in two roadside bombings that killed six of their buddies in August 2005, when their unit was stationed near the city of Bayji in the volatile Sunni Triangle north of Baghdad. Those six were among 85 U.S. military deaths in Iraq that month. Documents reviewed by The Associated Press show Hammadi and Alwan were insurgents in the same area around Bayji at the time the Pennsylvanians’ Task Force Dragoon was stationed there and hit. “It’s going to be extremely hard to hold my temper, extremely hard to keep cool,” said former Sgt. Brandon Miller, one of several former

of his unit’s deployment in Iraq, he is certain Alwan and Hammadi were among the insurgents who attacked his unit. “There’s no doubt he was in the same area we were,” Hedetniemi told The Associated Press. “The evidence suggests that.” Multiple sources place Task Force Dragoon in the same violent area where Alwan and Hammadi told an FBI informant they worked two years into the American-led war. Those sources include motions filed in court, criminal complaints and indictments of Alwan and Hammadi, search warrants for the two men’s shared apartment and computers, media accounts of the task force’s deployment and interviews with soldiers.

members of the task force who say they plan to attend the trial. Miller, an apartment maintenance manager in Chadds Ford, Pa., was awarded the Purple Heart after surviving a separate roadside bomb blast that destroyed the Humvee he was riding in in Bayji. Miller and Staff Sgt. Joshua Hedetniemi say the men believe there’s a chance Hammadi planted the roadside bombs that killed and injured their fellow soldiers, or fired bullets at them as snipers. “A lot of the time, there’s not a face to put with the actions, there’s not a tangible enemy,” Hedetniemi said. “It’s very tough to pin down that type of enemy.” Hedetniemi said, based on the publicly available evidence and the timeline

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Misc. Hope Chapel gospel sing Sunday evening

Hope Chapel Assembly of God Church, east of Moran along U.S. 54, will have a community gospel sing Sunday evening starting at

6:30. Anyone may participate and is encouraged to contact the church ahead of time at 620-939-4828. The event is open to the public.

The family of Charlie Johnson thanks everyone who touched our lives during this difficult time. The outpouring of love & kindness from our friends and neighbors blessed our hearts greatly. A special thank you to the Allen Co. Hospice staff & nurses, our FBC family, our CMA family, Pastors Mike Quinn & Randy Johnson & anyone else that reached out to us. May God Bless You All.

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covery mode,” Schork said in a report. Increasing tensions in the Middle East and Brazil’s unveiling of a $66 billion stimulus package have also had a role to play in pushing prices higher, according to JBC Energy Reports. In other futures trading on Nymex, heating oil was unchanged at $3.09 per gallon. Gasoline rose 8 cents to $3.08 per gallon. Natural gas was unchanged at $2.75 per 1,000 cubic feet.

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Tonight, mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Cooler. Lows 55 to 60. North winds 5 to 15 mph. Friday, mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 85. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Friday night, partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Lows 55 to 60. Northeast winds around 5 mph. Saturday, mostly sunny. Highs 80 to 85. East winds around 5 mph. Saturday night, partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows near 60.

to cause a rise in oil prices. Meanwhile, better-thanexpected U.S. retail sales for July also helped support crude prices, according to energy analyst Stephen Schork. Signs that Americans are spending money again added to expectations that oil demand would increase. Government data on Wednesday showed Americans increased their retail spending in July by the most in five months, a sign that “shows an economy in re-

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Colony

Colony Day plans proceed Church news Colony Day organizers met Monday night. The next meeting is Aug. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Colony Day offers a full schedule on Sept. 1. It begins at 7 a.m. with run/walk registration. The Colony Lions Club will serve breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. The Colony Diner will be open to serve breakfast from 9 until 11 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Colony Day shirts are available at the Garnett State Savings Bank in Colony for $10. A quilt, made by

Jessica Stalford, is on display at the bank. The quilt will be raffled during the event. Cakes are needed for the cakewalk. Call Mary Scovill at 620-852-3137 or leave a message at the rural water office. For the mayor’s decorated cookie jar contest, please leave filled cookie jars at the Colony Foods Store for display. Spectators are welcome to watch the mayor sample the cookies at 2 p.m. The jars will be auctioned at 2:30 on Broad Street out-

side the store. Also, leave baskets for the basket auction at Colony Foods. If the store is not open, please leave baskets with Tammy Bowen at the rural water office. A supper will be sponsored by Garnett State Savings Bank and served by Colony firefighters at 5 p.m. The day will end with a quilt raffle and grand prize drawing for a $500 gift card to Big Cedar Lodge near Branson, Mo.

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Colony welcomes three new teachers at Crest this year: Levi Arnett, vocational agricultural; Terry Messenger, middle school social studies; and Ben Vaughn, high school girls basketball, high school track and middle school football coach. The community also welcomes Cheri Michael, bus driver, who joins fellow drivers Stephen Thomas and Ron Walters. Nicole Trabuc, daughter of Butch and Leanne Trabuc, was among more than 4,200 students who graduated from the University of Houston. Nicole, earned a degree in optometry. She graduated from Crest High

School in 2005. Ed and Nancy Ellington attended a recent family weekend at Beaver Lake, near Rogers, Ark. Thirty-two Ellington family members attended. Bob and Mary Scovill had their daughter Dodie and her children Jasmine, Dominic, Angie and friend Rusty over after church. Ron and DeDe McMullen joined them later that night for a movie. The following volunteered to work election night: Bonnie Vincent and Katherine Weldin, Indian Creek Township, and Charlotte Wallace and Dana Spencer, Ozark Township. There were 119 voters. Olive Kresge was a recent patient at Allen County Hospital. She is home and her family and friends wish

her a speedy recovery. Sympathy is expressed to Mary Scovill and her family over the death of the biological father of Rebecca Nettles and Scott Beal, Scovill’s children. He died Aug. 4. Graveside services are Aug. 25 at the Butts Cemetery in Leon. Historical society

The Anderson County Historical Society meets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Lone Elm Community Building. It is a carry-in dinner, including table service. Jean Johns will talk about her spinning wheel, rugs, and craft items. The event is open to the public.

Dry Sundays end in Garnett GARNETT — Starting this weekend liquor will be sold on Sundays in Garnett. Voters approved Sunday sale of liquor at the Aug. 7

primary election, the Allen County Review reported. The referendum was the result of a petition drive started by several churches after city com-

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missioners voted in April to allow Sunday sales. Owners of Garnett’s two liquor stores said they would be open.

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“I don’t have any pain!” Homemaker, gardener, golfer. Sophia Zetmeir is very active and spends a lot of time outdoors. Her first experience with joint surgery at Labette Health was for a torn rotator cuff three years ago after a bad fall. She healed quickly. But then she went to Italy. After doing all the tourist things, walking all the stairs and sidewalks, her knee wouldn’t stop hurting. Back home, injections failed to relieve the pain. Labette Health orthopedic specialist Dr. Kevin Mosier recommended total knee replacement surgery. He told her “you can’t straighten it because it’s bone-on-bone.” “I know enough that the pain is not going to stop without the surgery,” she said. She realized that it was just not going to get any better if she continued to wait. Having the surgery available right here in Parsons was important to her, too. “It’s hard for people to go and have to stay in Wichita or Springfield or Joplin,” she said. Within a week of having knee surgery, Sophia could put weight on it again. “I remember getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I realized – it didn’t hurt!” she said. “I was very pleased. I can walk stairs,” she said.

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Scripture Aug. 12 at Christian Church was II Corinthians 4:3-7. Pastor Mark McCoy presented a “Back to School Appreciation and Dedication Service.” Crest and surrounding school districts’ faculty and staff attended. Men’s Bible study will be at the church at 7 a.m. Tuesday. Infusion group

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The following are corrections to items that appeared in the Aug. 9 Colony report. The Register regrets the errors. Tickets for the 105th annual Crest/Colony alumni meeting are $12 each, with preregistration due before Aug. 25. Tickets at the door are $14. Tickets for just the meeting are $3. The alumni banquet and meeting is Sept. 1. Anyone with questions may contact Linda Barnett Ellis, secretary, at 1872

is Monday at 7 p.m. at Randy Riebel’s. Working Wonders Christian Women’s Council will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12. All women are welcome.

The Scripture at the United Methodist Church Aug. 12 was Psalm 130:1-8, II, Corinthians 9:6-15 and John 6:16-35. Pastor Leslie Jackson presented the sermon.

Haskell Rd., Ottawa, KS 66067 or call at 785-2421338. Other committee members who may be called include Debbie Barnett Troxel, 620-3655941, Linda Weatherman Hess, 785-947-1627, or Arvin Clemans, 620365-2798. School staff members, not Backpack Brigade organizers, handed out bookbags containing supplies. For more information about severe weather contact Anderson County Emergency Management at 785-448-6797.

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Monday-Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, lima beans, wheat bread, peaches; Wednesday-live band, vision cards accepted; turkey roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, Caribbean blend veggies, wheat roll, Jello with fruit, Fridaychicken salad, broccolicheese soup, bun, cantaloupe. Games played each meal. Call 852-3479 for reservations.

Wildfires displace Idaho residents FEATHERVILLE, Idaho (AP) — Lorie Winmill grew teary as she loaded her vehicle and prepared her 4-yearold granddaughter to stay with relatives as a wildfire burned closer to this small town in central Idaho. “This is the only home Lizzie has ever known,” said Winmill. Hundreds of people in two Idaho towns packed their belongings and left Wednesday ahead of a massive blaze expected to hit the area later this week. They joined scores of weary residents across several dry and hot western states that are dealing with one of the worst fire seasons in memory. Not only are more wildfires flaring up in the West this year than last, but the nation’s fires have gotten bigger, said Jennifer Smith, of the National Interagency Fire Center in Boise, Idaho. As of Wednesday, nearly 43,000 wildfires had been reported in the U.S. this season, burning a total of 6.4 million acres, or 10,000 square miles. The 10-year average for this period is 52,535 fires but covering only 5 million acres, she said. The massive Idaho wildfire has burned more than 100 square miles in the past two weeks. It was bearing down on Pine and Featherville, vacation towns in the mountains 105 miles northeast of Boise. “It’s not a question of if, but when,” Boise National Forest spokesman Dave Olson said of the fire reaching

Featherville’s outskirts. A steady stream of traffic moved away from Pine and Featherville, a town with a single main street, saloon, motel, cafe and a handful of shops. The area has 450 homes, with about half inhabited year-round and the others serving as summer and weekend retreats. Smoke has loomed over Featherville for several days, a signal for many that evacuation orders may soon be coming. Crews faced nine big fires in Idaho, including one in the Salmon-Challis National Forest that stranded 250 rafters floating the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. Authorities closed a backcountry access road due to falling boulders and debris caused by the blaze. Some rafters were stuck for two days before authorities began shuttling them out Wednesday. Other wildfires across the West include: — In Washington, hundreds of firefighters used bulldozers and hand tools to build containment lines and aircraft dropped water and fire retardant on a stubborn blaze east of the Cascades. Dozens of homes across roughly 35 square miles have been destroyed. More evacuations were ordered late Wednesday on the north side of the blaze, adding to the hundreds of residents who have already fled homes. The fire started Monday and quickly spread in rural areas

It’s not a questions of if, but when — Dave Olson, Boise National Forest, on fires approaching Featherville, Idaho

east of Cle Elum, about 75 miles east of Seattle. — In California, crews were preparing for storms and strong winds at a wildfire in a remote, rugged area in Plumas National Forest. More than 900 homes were threatened by the 66-square-mile blaze in Northern California. Nearly a dozen major blazes were burning across California, with some 8,000 firefighters assigned to get them under control, said state fire spokesman Daniel Berlant. They made progress at a blaze in Northern California’s Lake County, allowing hundreds of evacuees in the Spring Valley community to return home. A brutal heat wave in Southern California, however, fueled wildfires that tore through more than 24 square miles of brush. Lightning sparked a group of five fires that together burned more than 14½ square miles in a rural part of San Diego County, said state fire Capt. Mike Mohler. About 400 residents were ordered to leave in the communities of Ranchita and Santa Fe.

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BARTON, Vt. (AP) — Police in the Vermont town of Barton say burglars didn’t steal any books when they broke into the town library, but they rearranged the furniture. Vermont State Police say the furniture was stacked in the center of the library floor in a pyramid about 20 feet high. Other furniture was stacked on top of bookshelves sometime between Monday night and Tuesday midmorning. The only thing missing was a date stamp used to check out books.


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Note to job seekers: Facebook postings are fair game As any law enforcement officer will tell you, those who violate the law are often their own worst enemies. They can’t be quiet. They need to tell someone. Or everyone. This need has made social media an officer’s best friend. Sooner or later, someone tells. The future of law enforcement will include those who surf the web looking for confessions, or those who tattle. It’s human nature to tell others about your life. Human beings crave attention. And, as any observer of Facebook or Twitter can attest, many don’t consider their Facebook pages to be public. They couldn’t be more wrong. And, unfortunately, personal discretion is not at its peak on these platforms. The police have picked up on it. So have employers. Any employer who does not “Facebook” a job applicant is remiss. It will often tell you

more about the potential applicant than any resume, and, if it gets that far, perhaps the interview itself. That could be a good thing. Or not. As Microsystems CEO Scott McNealy famously said: “You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.” If a job applicant has a Facebook page, he should realize it’s fair game to be viewed as part and parcel of his resume. Hence, it’s probably a good idea to take down the picture of being toasted. Wouldn’t hurt to spell words correctly. Probably not a good idea to have the phrase “will you visit me in prison?” Being fully clothed shouldn’t be optional What would be interesting would be a study determining the percentages of instances in which a job applicant’s Facebook page ended up being an asset. Our guess? Not many. — Emerson K. Lynn St. Albans (Vt.) Messenger

The pleasure trap: Why we have an obesity problem By DOUGLAS J. LISLE The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.)

SANTA ROSA, Calif. — When I went out on my front porch recently to pick up the paper, I saw that I had done it again. I had left the porch light on, and once again accidentally committed mass murder. The moths had spent all night flying into the porch light, become exhausted, and died. There was a little pile of them there, victims of my mistake. I usually turn the light off before going to bed, to spare their lives. I’m sure most children ask their parents, at some point, “Why do the moths fly into the flame?” as this type of behavior is often fatal. As adults, we give the usual answer — “Because they are attracted to it.” Perhaps not that satisfying to a particularly inquisitive child, but it was good enough for me. I would turn 50 years old before this phenomenon was explained to me in any real detail. It turns out that moths are designed to fly toward the moon (or the stars, perhaps), to make use of celestial bodies as a sort of compass point. By flying to the light, they get above the local fray, then from a higher vantage point, sense where there might be mates or food, and then fly toward those enticing targets. Later, they can again fly up toward the light, and using the moon or stars again as a compass, and find their way home (or wherever it is that moths go). This is a valuable instinct. It works great in a natural setting. At night, the brightest object in the sky is the moon. There aren’t any other big sources of light, so this means that the moon is a reliable guidepost — like a trusted friend that would never let you down. In that setting, flying toward the light is the right thing to do, and no self-respecting moth ever resists this attraction. Nowadays, of course, the moths near me no longer live in a natural setting, being sur-

How many fat zebras, aardvarks or elephants are ever seen? ... By eating the foods of their nature, no animal would systematically overeat. This includes us.

rounded each evening by a sea of artificial lights. This means that quadrillions of moths will make the same type of fatal mistake every year. They fly to light, and run smack into the little glass enclosure for the bulb. They might not die from the heat of the “flame,” but they die because of a relentless internal motivational force driving them to return to the light over and again, no matter how exhausted they are. Even if the moon is full and shining, they hit my porch light repeatedly until they die. Why? It is probably because they are designed to fly toward the brightest light — not just any light. And my porch light is many times brighter than the moon. For the eyes of the moth, there is no contest — its tiny brain insists that the bright porch light is the right target. It is not a normal stimulus. It is what neurobiologists call a supernormal stimulus. And a supernormal stimulus trumps a normal stimulus, every time. AND THIS HELPS EXPLAIN

a great deal of our modern day problems, struggles and various neuroses. Why is losing weight the No. 1 personal goal of Ameri-

cans? Because we are so dreadfully overweight, of course. No statistics need to be cited here — just use your eyes. But why are we so dreadfully overweight? Because we eat too much high fat, high sugar and processed food (of course). But if we are aware of the problem (we are) and know what to do to solve it (we do), why does this problem persist? What is going on is what Dr. Alan Goldhamer and I refer to as “the pleasure trap.” It begins with our natural design. In a natural setting, we were designed to seek out the richest source of calories that we could find. We have a way to do this, so that we don’t do something stupid like eat lettuce all day long when there is fruit available, instead. Lettuce is maybe 100 calories per pound, and if you have a stomach big enough to eat only three to five pounds of food each day, you won’t survive long on lettuce. You can’t survive for long on 300-500 calories a day. Fruit has about three times the calories, at 300 calories per pound. Much more valuable biologically. So how are we smart enough to avoid wasting our time eating lettuce when we could be eating fruit? Well, neuroscientists tell us that there are chemicals in your brain, neurotransmitters, that

signal pleasure from eating, and will signal more intensively when foods with greater calorie densities are eaten. Good for the neuroscientists. But I think we already essentially knew this. We eat foods with greater calorie densities because they taste better. But here is where it gets interesting. What if you have a species that is designed to eat things like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and perhaps some occasional lean meat? What if the average calorie density of the diet-of-the-speciesdesign was about 500-600 calories per pound? The diet would be a mixture of foods like lettuce (100 calories per pound), vegetables (about 200), fruits (about 300), whole grains, beans, and potatoes (all about 500–600 calories per pound). Throw in a few nuts and seeds, and occasional animal food (maybe), and you have a healthy, lean diet of about 500-600 calories per pound on average. And guess what? Not a single member of the species will be fat if it eats its natural diet! After all, how many fat zebras, aardvarks or elephants are ever seen? Wild horses, bison or kangaroo? We don’t see obese animals in the wild because obesity has been engineered out of their design. By eating the foods of their nature, no animal would systematically overeat. This includes us. But what if you engineered the food to taste better? What if you took foods that were normally 500 calories per pound (like a baked potato) and swathed them in butter (4,000 calories per pound)? What happens next is logical. The food with higher calories per pound will taste better, because better taste is pretty much just

a detection mechanism for increased caloric density. So if you make the food taste better, you do this by making the food more calorically concentrated. And it looks like this: potato chips (2,500 calories per pound), chocolate (3,000 calories per pound), oily dressings (4,000 calories per pound), and refined sugar (1,800 calories per pound). Adding fat and sugar to foods makes them taste better, by turning basic food into supernormal-stimuli-food. And now we have the answer to the great motivational dilemma of our time: Why do so many smart, savvy people have such a problem controlling their weight and their health? Answer: They live in a time when their natural design is being subverted. We simply weren’t designed to be confronted with the supernormal dietary choices that we now have available. We fly again and again into the “light,” and it steals our collective health, vitality, and beauty. Wow. Fortunately, we aren’t quite moths, and we can learn to outwit this trap. With a copy of a good book (see McDougall’s “The Starch Solution”) you can soon be on your way. Sure it takes effort, but then so does running to the doctor, worrying about your health, and lugging around an unwanted waistline. With some simple changes, you can change your life. ABOUT THE WRITER Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., is the psychologist for The McDonald Wellness Program. He is the coauthor of “The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force That Undermines Health and Happiness.” Readers may send him email at lisled@juno.com.

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Letter to the editor Dear editor,

The small cities of Allen County have endured and suffered decisions made by Gov. Brownback concerning consolidating the schools to a bigger city and more population. Each city has taxpayers paying to Allen County, it looks to me. The Board of Education is being

a little possessive about the money it receives for each student, leaving small cities at the mercy of Iola and its Board of Education. As the students lost their school in Gas and LaHarpe, they were enrolled in Humboldt, Moran, Colony and Iola so no one town was left out except the small

cities who lost their schools and students. This is what I think. The Board of Education and councils of some cities come down to passing the buck for it’s always somebody else’s blame. We need to think of all students. Lloyd W. Turner, LaHarpe, Kan.


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County officials respond to possible bomb threat By ROB BURKETT rob@iolaregister.com

A package sitting on the Moran railroad tracks kicked off a series of events earlier this month. “We had to assume that it might be an explosive of some kind initially,” said Tom Williams, Allen County sheriff. “My undersheriff, Bryan Murphy, went to a bomb school. Within 10 minutes of him being on scene, we were able to safely say that it was not an explosive. That allowed us to

keep from having to evacuate more citizens from their homes.” Additional response included notifying the Department of Alcohol Firearms and Tobacco and Topeka Explosive Ordnance Detail, which handle explosives. “We were able to handle it at the local level,” said Pam Beasley, Allen County Emergency Management coordinator. “But we let the state level know what was going on in case we needed to get help from them.”

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The high volume isn’t lost on Wick. “We have to pay for our water just like everyone else,” Wick said. “We use water conservation methods that are pretty standard in our industry to keep that number down. We want to maintain as low of a cost as we can.” Gates Corporation, which also operates on a 24-houra-day work schedule, consumed more than 3.3 million gallons of water last month. Attempts to reach Gates management for comment were unsuccessful. From Jan. 1 to July 31,

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all.” Classes began today for all USD 257 elementary pupils, as well as for sixth-

when the last billing of the two companies was completed, Gates and Russell Stover used 17 million and 13 million gallons of water, respectively. This is compared to 2011 usage over the same length of time when Gates consumed 18 million gallons, while Russell Stovers used 12 million gallons. “We haven’t had any conversations with Gates or Russell Stover,” Carl Slaugh, city administrator, said. “Because we are part of the water assurance program we aren’t looking at any kind of problems that we would need to talk to them about so far.”

graders at Iola Middle School and ninth-graders at Iola High School to give those students an opportunity to get acclimated to their new buildings. Classes resume for grades seventh, eighth and 10th through 12th grades Friday.

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For immigrants who win deportation, what’s next? WASHINGTON — As young undocumented immigrants scrambled this week for high school transcripts and proof of local residency for applications that would allow them to remain and work in the United States legally, state officials across the country began reviewing their own policies to see how a new federal program would affect them. New issues are creeping up, such as whether President Barack Obama’s order to prevent the deportations of hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants preempts state policies that don’t allow illegal immigrants to get driver’s licenses or pay resident tuition at public colleges and universities. “It’s fair to say that we don’t yet know what the impact will be, but will be reviewing the new federal program carefully in the context of N.C. law and university policy,”

said Joni Worthington, a spokeswoman for the University of North Carolina system. To the consternation of some Republicans, the Obama administration announced plans in June to stop deportations of young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children. The deferrals, if approved, would award applicants work permits and keep them from being deported for two years. Officials said this week that it would be up to the states to determine issues under their control, such as whether undocumented immigrants who get deferrals may receive instate tuition and driver’s licenses. Those rules vary from state to state. The deferral program could affect an estimated 1.4 million illegal immigrants, according to the Immigration Policy Center, the research arm of the nonprofit American

Immigration Council. California has about 460,000 potential applicants, followed by Texas (227,000) and Florida (85,750). Georgia has 38,500 potential applicants. North Carolina has 31,010. Advocates across the country began holding clinics this month for thousands of immigrants who want assistance on how to apply. More than 1,000 eligible youth were expected to attend a workshop Wednesday at Casa de Maryland, a community organization outside Washington. Clutching her school records, 17-year-old Marina Bautista stood outside Casa de Maryland late Wednesday eagerly waiting to speak with a group of volunteers who’d help her fill out an application. Bautista was brought to the states when she was just 11 months old and she’s never returned to central Mexico. Now, she said, she doesn’t have to

worry about being deported from the only country she knows: “We can now do things legally without having to worry about police thinking we’re here to cause chaos.” She hopes to go to college to study photography or cosmetology. The Latin American Coalition in Charlotte, N.C., plans to bring in lawyers every Saturday and Monday to meet with potential applicants for as long as there’s a need. One of the biggest questions from students is whether they now can apply for in-state college tuition, said Marty Rosenbluth, the executive director of the North Carolina Immigrant Rights Project. “And the answer is we just don’t know yet.” North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is reviewing the executive order to see how it may affect the state, said Jon Romano, the governor’s communications director.

After eight years in seminary Miller was ordained in 1982. Something that started off as “just something to have fun at” turned into his life’s career. Now, he doesn’t look back. He has been a priest for 30 years and is “having more fun than should be allowed,” he said. Miller is happy with the way St. John’s is working and has no intention of making changes. “I just want to encour-

age people to keep going to Mass and sacraments,” M i l l e r said. “I would like to build a John Miller little children’s choir, I guess that might be a change, but it is really more of a development.” Miller is familiar with music, he writes his own music and plays different instruments on his keyboard. He has published three Christian CDs.

MILLER is proud of his claim to fame he has achieved in Iola. He submitted two quilts to the Allen County Fair and one of them won first place and the other was judged second. He has been enjoying the change of pace from the country and says the people even interact differently in the city. “The interaction here in Iola is very warm, receptive and very friendly,” Miller said. “Iola is a great place. St. John’s is a very nice parish and the people here are very receptive.”

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tion from St. Pius X in Edgewood, Ky., Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving, TX. and his graduate degree in theology at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Md. “I left home and I was on my way to California. I never made it, instead I ended up in the seminary,” he said. Miller never intended to be a priest, but it happened “on a fly,” he said.

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opened. An indoor location would be preferred, although liability issues would likely arise then. Swift said he would contact other communities that have handled such efforts in the past — Joplin was cited — to see how those programs worked. If successful, Swift said he would like to see Fresh Start bag projects expanded to Elsmore, Savonburg, Mildred and LaHarpe. SWIFT’S OTHER focus is finding a potential home for a teen center in Moran, by using either a vacated building or other locale for youth to meet during down time. Earlier suggestions of opening a swimming pool or paintball arena are remote because of the costs and liability involved, Swift said. “Those are hard to do without any grants,” he said. He envisions a center filled with arcade games, a pool table, perhaps a television and furniture. The group suggested several potential locations in Moran. Swift said he would begin networking to determine each site’s potential. “I’m still abiding by the idea that boredom is what starts people” down the wrong path with drugs, Swift said. “We need to create something lasting in Moran.” FINALLY, Swift said he would remain focused on introducing Fresh Start and its vision to students at Marmaton Valley and

adults throughout the community. Reaction has been largely positive, Swift said, although some have offered resistance to such an ambitious dream. “I’ve had kids tell me they don’t want any part of this, which is their right,” he said. On the other hand, Swift has received uplifting letters from adults in Allen County. Iolan Don Hillbrant wrote a letter in support of Fresh Start, while Iolan Jim Smith sent a monetary donation. “We need to do something nice to thank those guys,” Swift said. Swift plans to host a school assembly in the coming days for those unfamiliar with Fresh Start. He also wants to reach out to church youth groups, noting those groups tend to meet on Wednesdays, the same as Fresh Start. The group will meet regularly in school, as well as the third Wednesday of each month for community members. Meeting times likely will stagger between days and evenings to give more folks an opportunity participate. He also has visited with Thrive Allen County officials, as well as members of Moran PRIDE. “Kathy Ward of PRIDE has been a tremendous help,” Swift said. Fresh Start also has its own Facebook page — www.facebook.com/ FreshStarting — where Swift and others will provide updates on upcoming activities as well as links to other information about the dangers of drug abuse.


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Sorghum seen as source for ‘cleaner’ ethanol BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed to make a cleaner version of ethanol, a decision officials say could give farmers a new moneymaking opportunity, boost the biofuels industry and help the environment. A plant in western Kansas already is gearing up to take advantage, launching a multimillion-dollar renovation so it can be the first to turn sorghum — a plant similar in appearance to corn — into advanced ethanol. Advanced biofuels result in even less lifetime greenhouse gas production than conventional biofuels, measuring from the time a crop is planted to when the fuel is burned in a vehicle. The only advanced biofuels in the United States now are sugar cane-based ethanol imported from Brazil and domestic biodiesel, a mixture of petroleum diesel and renewable sources such as soybean oil, said Matt Hartwig, spokesman for the Renewable Fuels Association. Advanced ethanol made from sorghum would give the nation another option as it aims to meet the federal goal of producing 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels per year by 2022. “We need to continue to expand the base of feedstocks from which we produce biofuel,” Hartwig said. “It’s a good first step.” Almost all the ethanol produced in the U.S. now is conventional ethanol made from corn starch. Critics of the ethanol industry complain too much corn is going to energy production, resulting in higher food prices for consumers. Corn affects food prices in multiple ways because it’s a widely used ingredient in food manufacturing and it’s used to feed livestock. More grain sorghum going to fuel production is unlikely to spark the same complaints, because it is not the main ingredient in a number of foods. While it can be used in human food, it’s sold mainly to feed poultry and livestock. Sweet sorghum produces edible syrup. Sorghum also has environmental advantages. It is more tolerant of drought than other crops, including corn, and it produces about the same amount of ethanol per bushel as corn while requiring one-third less water. It’s less often used than corn in conventional ethanol because corn is much more plentiful, Hartwig said. U.S. corn acres this year outnumber sorghum acres about 16 to one. Also, most ethanol plants are in the Corn Belt focused around Iowa and Illinois, while sorghum is grown primarily in the central and southern Great Plains. Along with Kansas, the top producers are Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that ethanol made from grain sorghum can qualify as an advanced biofuel if it’s made at plants with the proper green technology. The agency has taken public comments and will issue a determination later. Its approval would make sorghum-based ethanol more attractive because advanced ethanol commands a higher price than conventional, said Chris Cogburn, strategic business director for the National Sorghum Producers. The question, Hartwig said, is whether ethanol producers are willing to install the equipment needed to produce advanced ethanol from sorghum. “It has great potential for the future and (is) some-

thing the industry will be exploring, but we don’t know about the impact here in the near future,” he said. Western Plains Energy LLC in Oakley, which makes conventional ethanol, aims to be the first to upgrade to that technology. The plant is installing equipment that will use

methane gas from cattle manure rather than natural gas, cut down on water use and turn waste into a fertilizer. The transition will cost $30 million to $40 million and could be done by the end of the year or early next year. “We’re going to try to produce over 50 million gal-

lons (of advanced ethanol) per year,” said Curt Sheldon, the plant’s chief accounting officer. “At today’s prices, we could probably pay for the project in two to three years.” Western Plains plans to buy 17.5 million bushels of grain sorghum a year from area farmers, and if more

biofuel plants begin using sorghum, it has the potential to create a new and much bigger market for those growing the grain. “Western Plains will be the first, but from our discussion with ethanol plants they won’t be the last,” said Cogburn. Western Plains’ switch to sorghum had to

do with more than just economics, Sheldon said. Most of the company’s managers and board members are farmers. “And farmers are the ultimate environmentalists,” he said. “They have to live on the land, work the land, raise their kids out there. We want to do our part.”

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IMS fall sports’ coaches holding parents meeting Iola Middle School’s football and volleyball coaches are holding a meeting for parents of seventh-and eighth-grade students intending to participate in those sports this fall. The parents meeting is at 6 p.m. Monday in the IMS commons area. All parents and students are encouraged to attend. Open house at IMS is Monday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Sign up for youth tackle football in Humboldt Humboldt youth tackle football teams are forming now. The youth program is for boys and girls in the third through sixth grades. Anyone who did not sign up during Humboldt enrollment and wishes to participate may contact Bob Johnson at 620-544-5612 to obtain a sign-up form. Humboldt teams play in the Allen County Youth Tackle League. The league’s jamboree is Sept. 8.

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US men’s soccer stuns Mexico

Iola High School’s new head football coach Doug Kerr watches as senior quarterback Mason Coons, above, leads a squad of players through a drill Wednesday evening. The Mustangs were in their third day of two-a-day practices working to be ready for the 2012 season opener at home Aug. 31 against Cherryvale. At right, three Mustang players do a drill involving the bear crawl.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States defied expectations — and a rowdy crowd elated by Mexico’s Olympic gold — to break a 75-year winless streak at the intimidating Azteca Stadium with an 80th minute goal and a series of saves that delivered a 1-0 victory. Michael Orozco Fiscal’s goal and Tim Howard’s late sprawling saves left tens of thousands of opposing fans in stunned silence.

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Royals rally to edge A’s KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Brandon McCarthy pitched well enough to win his seventh straight decision. Instead, McCarthy suffered his first loss since April 21, snapping his career-high six-game winning streak, as the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 3-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics. “It stunk,” McCarthy said. “It was a bad loss for us across the board. These are games we expect to win and games we have been winning all year.” The Royals scored two runs with two outs in the seventh. “I’m not happy with myself,” McCarthy said. “There are a lot of things I could have done better. Giv-

ing up runs, I don’t like to do that. I don’t like doing it late in the game. I don’t like doing it with two outs.” McCarthy, who is 6-1 with a 2.45 ERA in his past nine starts, gave up three runs, two earned, and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings, while walking none and striking out four. “It was pretty much the way we’ve seen him pitch this season,” A’s manager Bob Melvin said. “He was economical. He threw less than 100 pitches again.” Eric Hosmer, Lorenzo Cain and Chris Getz hit consecutive doubles, the first Kansas City extrabase hits of the game, in the seventh. Cain, who was in a 2-for-24 skid, doubled home Hosmer to tie the score.

“He got two outs and then threw a changeup to Hosmer that he hit and then Cain, he probably didn’t get the pitch where he wanted to,” Melvin said. Left-handed reliever Sean Doolittle was brought in to face Getz. After fouling off five pitches with two strikes, Getz stroked an opposite-field double on the 11th pitch to bring home Cain. “I tried everything,” Doolittle said. “It’s really frustrating when you locate. I thought I located pretty well. He fouled off a couple of breaking balls and a couple of pitches were down and away and he didn’t take the bait, just off the strike zone. See RALLY | B2

Seattle’s Hernandez pitches a perfect game SEATTLE (AP) — As he rode down in the crowded elevator wearing a wide grin after watching Felix Hernandez make baseball history, Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik felt like having a little fun. He pulled out his cellphone, held it to his ear and listened for a moment. “No, we’re not trading Felix Hernandez,” Zduriencik jokingly said into his phone. Not after Wednesday. Not anytime soon. Hernandez pitched the Seattle Mariners’ first perfect game and

the 23rd in baseball history, overpowering the Tampa Bay Rays in a brilliant 1-0 victory Wednesday. The 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner has never hid his desire for pitching perfection. For a franchise on its way to an 11th straight season without a playoff appearance, Hernandez is the one constant keeping fans interested in Mariners baseball. Hernandez (11-5) rewarded those fans with a 12-strikeout gem on Wednesday afternoon. He baffled the Rays using his sharp curve and blistering fastball to keep the Rays guessing all day.

Running condition Iola High’s cross country runners work through the team’s Lake Bassola cross this week as they condition for the upcoming season. The Mustangs and Fillies open the 2012 season at Anderson County High Invitational in Garnett on Aug. 30. At left, front to back, Trent Latta, Tyler Powelson and Kohl Endicott run up a trail through the wooded area around the lake during a workout Wednesday evening. Above, a lonely run for IHS girls in cross country with only five out for the team. Freshman Abigail Taylor comes through part of the course at the lake on her own.

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Sold-out games aren’t always so By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Sports Writer

Sellouts in pro sports aren’t always so. In today’s world of social media, fans often point out perceived inaccuracies in attendance figures, perhaps posting a photo on Twitter of vacant seats to back up their beef. What gives? “I’ve been at places where they announce large crowds on a nice sunny day and the ballpark is half empty. That’s when people question, and I’m OK with somebody asking me that question,” said Lou DePaoli, chief marketing officer for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Teams insist they’re not trying to sugarcoat a smaller-than-anticipated crowd. Like most of the other sports leagues, Major League Baseball tracks attendance by the number of tickets sold. MLB uses these figures in revenue sharing calculations, which help the game’s competitive balance between large- and small-market teams. “Attendance becomes as much as an accounting sheet for us as anything,” MLB spokesman Pat Courtney said. “We use those numbers as much internally as we do externally.” OK, so they’re not trying to be sneaky, simply seeking consistency. Lee Igel, an associate professor in the sports business and management department at New York University, doesn’t quite buy this. “If they announced the true attendance number it’d look like there’s something wrong with the business that people aren’t showing up,” Igel said. Rewording the line in the box score from “attendance” to “tickets sold” would appease some of the

skeptics, perhaps even in Boston, where the Red Sox have claimed the longest sellout streak in the history of major American professional sports, a run that started in May 2003. The Boston Globe sent reporters to a game this spring to try to crack the case, finding unsold seats both online and at each Fenway Park ticket window well after the first pitch that night. The Red Sox are no different than their peers, though. Follow this example, especially if you liked word problems in math class: The capacity at a certain stadium is 40,000 — that makes 40K an official sellout. But with standing room tickets, 41,000 people can fit in the friendly confines before the fire department steps in. On one particular night, let’s say 38,000 of the 40,000 seats have been sold. But another 1,000 standing room tickets were purchased by people looking for a cheaper alternative for taking in the game. And the team has also given away

1,000 tickets, including 800 to local charities and 200 comps to wives of players, friends of front office executives and high school pals of the home plate umpire. So 40,000 is the announced attendance figure for the night, an official sellout, even though 2,000 seats were still available to buy when the game began. Fans used to have to find a knothole in the outfield wall to watch a sold-out game. Now they can just get out the credit card and go right in. There’s yet another piece of potential confusion in all of this. From our fictional example, let’s say 37,000 people actually walked through the turnstiles that night. That left 3,000 noshows among the 40,000 tickets that were in the public’s possession. Perhaps 2,000 tickets were still for sale on the secondary market through various online brokerages, which bought them originally from the team, and the other 1,000 seats belonged to season-ticket holders who had a kid’s soc-

cer game or a late meeting at work but couldn’t find a neighbor or a relative to use them. Modern-day distractions can be just as much of a barrier to attendance as disinterest in the team, but for hard-core seam heads, that’s hard to fathom. “Maybe a death in the family or something like that,” said Nancy High, a Kansas City Royals seasonticket holder, when asked at a recent game what would keep her from the ballpark. “Or maybe a hurricane,” offered Patty Faini, who was at Kauffman Stadium that same night as part of a summer-long trip to visit every major league ballpark. These days, fans can follow every pitch on a device that fits in a pocket. They can watch just about every game in the comfort of their home, too. So on some nights, a season-ticket holder just might not feel like leaving the air conditioning or risking getting rained on and paying $15 for parking. But is that necessarily bad for baseball? “No-shows are almost a symptom of how busy a life that we lead,” said Jonathan Norman of GMR Marketing, a sports marketing agency based in the Milwaukee area. “That shows these fans are interested, that they’re going to buy the product whether or not they go to the game or not. That, to me, is about the strength of the MLB brand more than anything.” Igel disagreed. “So much of the business is built off, not the ticket price, but beyond the turnstile. Fans are buying beers, hot dogs and T-shirts all at marked-up prices. That makes a difference,” he said.

second and advanced to third on catcher Derek Norris’ throwing error. Escobar scored on Billy Butler’s grounder to Josh Donaldson, who threw home high and late. The Athletics tied it in the second. Chris Carter led off with a double and he stopped at third on Donaldson’s single and scored on Brandon Moss’ single. Donaldson, who was recalled Tuesday from TripleA Sacramento, homered in the fourth inning to give the A’s a 2-1 lead. “Brandon pitched great,” Donaldson said. “He was

one pitch away from sealing the deal for us. They (Royals) weren’t taking very good swings.” Greg Holland worked around a leadoff single in the ninth to collect his fourth save in five opportunities. Notes: Royals manager Ned Yost said, “it was sad, sorry to hear it,” upon learning Giants OF Melky Cabrera, who played last season for the Royals, had been suspended 50 games after testing positive for a perfor mance-enhancing substance. . A’s RF Josh Reddick was scratched from the

lineup after having complications from a tooth extraction. . LHP John Lamb, who was the Royals’ top pitching prospect, struck out two in a scoreless inning Tuesday for the Royals Arizona Rookie League club. It was Lamb’s first appearance since May 19, 2011 for Double-A Northwest Arkansas and having Tommy John surgery. .RHP Luke Hochevar is the Royals starter for the series finale. Hochevar is 0-7 with a 6.96 ERA in eight career starts against the A’s. Oakland will counter with rookie RHP Dan Straily.

Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., is the home of the Kansas City Royals.

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“I was mixing it up, working both sides of the plate, executing my pitches. To have a long at-bat like that and not get him out really stinks.” Will Smith (4-4), a 23-yearold rookie left-hander, limited the A’s to two runs and five hits, while striking out five and walking one. In winning his past two starts, Smith has allowed four runs and 11 hits in 14 innings. The Royals scored an unearned run in the first. Alcides Escobar, who reached on a fielder’s choice, stole

MLB officials suspends Giants’ Melky Cabrera SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Melky Cabrera’s MVPlike year is over — at least for the regular season. The San Francisco outfielder was suspended 50 games following a positive test for testosterone, putting an abrupt end to what had been a remarkable regular season and throwing the Giants’ playoff hopes into doubt. Cabrera leads the National League with 159 hits and his .346 batting average is second behind Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen. “My positive test was the result of my use of a substance I should not have used,” Cabrera said in a statement released by the players’ association. “I accept my suspension under the Joint Drug Program and I will try to move on with my life. I am deeply sorry for my mistake and I apologize to my teammates, to the San Francisco Giants organization and to the fans for letting them down.”

Baseball Major League Baseball At A Glance The Associated Press All Times EDT American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 70 47 .598 — Baltimore 64 53 .547 6 Tampa Bay 63 54 .538 7 Boston 57 61 .483 13½ Toronto 55 62 .470 15 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 64 52 .552 — Detroit 63 55 .534 2 Cleveland 54 64 .458 11 Kansas City 51 65 .440 13 Minnesota 50 67 .427 14½ West Division W L Pct GB Texas 67 49 .578 — Oakland 61 55 .526 6 Los Angeles 62 56 .525 6 Seattle 55 64 .462 13½ Wednesday’s Games Detroit 5, Minnesota 1 Seattle 1, Tampa Bay 0 Baltimore 5, Boston 3 N.Y. Yankees 3, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 9, Toronto 5 Kansas City 3, Oakland 2 L.A. Angels 8, Cleveland 4 Thursday’s Games Texas (D.Holland 7-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 11-6), 1:05 p.m. Boston (Buchholz 10-3) at Baltimore (Tillman 5-2), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Liriano 3-10) at Toronto (Laffey 3-3), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (Straily 0-0) at Kansas City

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Mary Barker, a case manager with the Jayhawk Area Agency on Aging, reassesses the needs of Vivian Glessner, a 91-year-old resident at Briarcliff Care Center in Topeka. Barker meets with Glessner every 11 months to make sure she’s receiving the appropriate level of Medicaid-funded services. Sullivan said that after Jan. 1, the ADRC assessments would be forwarded to the managed care companies, which then would take on the case management responsibilities. The companies, he said, would have the option of subcontracting with other case management organizations. For example, the companies could subcontract with a center for independent living for case management or directcare services. Some details still are being worked out. “We’re in the process — over the next couple weeks — of finalizing the details for the managed care plans,” Sullivan said. “That’s not been decided yet.” But it’s clear, he said, that a subcontractor won’t be allowed to provide case management and in-home services for the same individual. “You can provide both services,” Sullivan said, “but not for the same person.” The three managed care companies with KanCare contracts are Amerigroup, UnitedHealthcare and Sunflower State Health Plan, a subsidiary of Centene. Whether the managed care companies will be willing to use third-party case managers remains to be seen.

PETA, State Fair organizers at odds HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is objecting to restrictions on its exhibit next month at the Kansas State Fair, saying they amount to unconstitutional censorship. Fair officials say any videos or pictures of animals being decapitated, dismembered or butchered must not be readily visible outside PETA’s booth, so that fairgoers will have to make a conscious choice to view the material.

PETA calls that a content-based restraint. It says the fair is a public forum and cannot restrict viewpoints. Fair general manager Denny Stoecklein responded Wednesday that the fair “supports Kansas agriculture and sends a strong pro-agriculture message.” He added, “We also provide an equal opportunity to all individuals and organizations to apply for booth space and respect an individual or organization’s First Amendment rights.”

Former A.G. staffer arrested in sting TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former employee of the Kansas attorney general’s office is charged with a misdemeanor following a prostitution sting in Topeka. Online court records show Steve Rarrick charged in Shawnee County District Court with one count of patronizing a prostitute. The Topeka CapitalJournal reported Wednesday Rarrick was one of 12 people arrested in the sting, which focused on Internet solicitations of

prostitutes. A call to Rarrick’s home was unanswered Wednesday. His attorney did not return a call seeking comment. Rarrick is currently an attorney for the Citizens’ Utility Ratepayers Board, which represents residential customers and small businesses in utility regulation hearings. From 1995 to 2003 he was a deputy state attorney general overseeing consumer protection and antitrust work.

“That’s one of the things we don’t know,” said Shari Coatney, executive director at Southeast Kansas Independent Living, which is based in Parsons and serves eight counties, including Allen. “They could subcontract some of it out or they could do it all themselves.” Sullivan declined to say which or how many organizations have bid on the ADRC contract, noting that negotiations were ongoing. He also would not say how much the department plans to spend on the ADRC services. Typically, bidders and state officials decline public comment about proposals while they are in negotiation. Janis DeBoer, executive director of the Kansas Area Agencies on Aging Association (K4A), confirmed that her organization had bid on the contract. But she declined further comment about it. K4A represents the 11 area agencies on aging in Kansas, covering all 105 counties. MCO role remains unclear

Coatney, who also is president of the Statewide Independent Living Council of Kansas board of directors, said the centers did not bid on the contract. Instead, she said, they signed letters of support for K4A. “We don’t know how all

this is going to play out,” Coatney said. “But we’ve always had good relations with the folks on the aging side, so we’re excited for them and we look forward to working with them.” Coatney said most people involved in services for the state’s frail elderly and physically disabled think K4A was the sole bidder for the contract. Ami Hyten, assistant director with the Topeka Independent Living Resource Center, said she doubted the managed care companies, also known as MCOs, would be interested in subcontracting their case management services. “The purpose of managed care is to identify and contain costs, and to the extent that case managers set up plans of care and utilization — I wouldn’t expect the MCOs to abrogate that,” Hyten said. “They haven’t in other states.” Spokespersons for the managed care companies declined comment, instead referring questions to officials at the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the agency that oversees Medicaid finance. “Case management is the responsibility of the (managed care) plans, either directly or indirectly. We are working with the plans on how that will be operationalized,” said Kari Bruffett, the agency’s director of health care finance.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The organizer of a training workshop for dozens of evangelical pastors and church leaders said Wednesday that he has moved the event out of the Kansas House because of the expected number participants, but he rejected a national group’s charge that it would improperly mix government with religion. Organizer Dave DePue said the three-day “transforming revival” workshop will be held this week at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, a few blocks from the Statehouse, because 180 people want to participate, more than the floor of the House chamber can accommodate comfortably. The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of the Washington-based group Americans for Separation of Church and State, had criticized the event, saying he has never heard of a working legislative chamber in a statehouse being used to promote Christianity or any religion. “This is almost like turning the seat of government over temporarily to a religious group,” said Lynn, an ordained United Church of Christ minister. “It’s startling to me to even hear about it.” DePue said the event won’t have a political agenda but focus on helping pastors and other church leaders strengthen community work in tough economic times. He is state director for Capitol Commission, a Raleigh, N.C., nonprofit group that puts pastors in Statehouses to advise policymakers. “I wouldn’t last a day up here if I got political,” said DePue, who frequently visits the Statehouse. “The whole purpose is to help families, churches and communities.” Organizers of the event in the House chamber describe it as a “beginner’s

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is almost like turning the seat of government over temporarily to a religious group, The Rev. Barry Lynn United Church of Christ

course” for Christians interested in transforming their community through a spiritual revival. Workshop sessions were scheduled for today and Friday evening and all day Saturday, with participants paying $100 per person or $190 per couple. Legislators have allowed Christian prayer meetings at the Statehouse regularly in recent years, and Gov. Sam Brownback has been a visible participant in National Day of Prayer events the past two years. DePue said Brownback was set to welcome the workshop participants to Topeka. Also, the state’s Roman Catholic bishops sponsored a rally in June against a federal mandate for health insurance coverage of birth control, drawing thousands of participants. The Statehouse occasionally has been the site of weddings and, in at least one case in recent years, the Senate had a memorial in its chamber for a member who’d died. But the Legislature’s staff couldn’t remember a case in at least 15 years of an event like the workshop being scheduled for one of the two chambers. Such workshops are a program of The Sentinel Group, of Lynwood, Wash. On its website, the group calls itself a research agency “helping the Church pray knowledgeably for end-time global evangelization” and promoting “genuine revival and societal transformation.” Its president is listed as teaching the Kansas workshop.

Sorghum rule may boost ethanol hopes “ We need to continue to expand the base of By BLAKE NICHOLSON Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government is on the verge of approving a grain mainly used as livestock feed to make a cleaner version of ethanol, a decision officials say could give farmers a new moneymaking opportunity, boost the biofuels industry and help the environment. A plant in western Kansas already is gearing up to take advantage, launching a multimillion-dollar renovation so it can be the first to turn sorghum — a plant similar in appearance to corn — into advanced ethanol. Advanced biofuels result in even less lifetime greenhouse gas production than conventional biofuels, measuring from the time a crop is planted to when the fuel is burned in a vehicle. The only advanced biofuels in the United States now are sugar cane-based ethanol imported from Brazil and domestic biodiesel, a mixture of petroleum diesel and renewable sources such as soybean oil, said

feedstocks from which we produce biofuel. It’s a good first step. Mike Hartwig, spokesman Renewable Fuels Association

Matt Hartwig, spokesman for the Renewable Fuels Association. Advanced ethanol made from sorghum would give the nation another option as it aims to meet the federal goal of producing 36 billion gallons of renewable fuels per year by 2022. “We need to continue to expand the base of feedstocks from which we produce biofuel,” Hartwig said. “It’s a good first step.” Almost all the ethanol produced in the U.S. now is conventional ethanol made from corn starch. Critics of the ethanol industry complain too much corn is going to energy production, resulting in higher food prices for consumers. Corn affects food prices in

— and therefore more revenue — for their case management and home-health programs. Currently, the centers are allowed to assess a physically disabled person’s needs, serve as the case manager and provide the services. “When we did our KanCare public forums last year, we had a lot of (Medicaid) providers say we should look at separating the services — that it might be OK for someone to do the assessment and the case management, but it wasn’t OK to have someone doing case management and direct care,” Sullivan said. “Part of the ADRC is in response to that.” The concern about potential conficts of interest has centered on the centers for independent living. The area aging agencies assess the needs of the frail elderly and often serve as case managers, but unlike the centers for independent living, none of them provide in-home care. Instead, the frail elderly receive services from individuals hired by the seniors or employed by home health agencies. “Objectivity has always been one of our core values,” said Julie Govert Walter, who runs the 18-county North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging in Manhattan. “We’re not getting paid to provide a service in somebody’s home, so there’s no incentive to say they need a whole bunch of services they may not really need.” In Kansas, Medicaid provides home and community-based services for about 5,400 frail elders, 6,100 people with physical disabilities and 400 people with brain injuries. The new system will not apply to people with developmental disabilities who receive in-home Medicaid services. Their needs will continue to be assessed by one of the state’s 28 Community Developmental Disability Organizations.

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multiple ways because it’s a widely used ingredient in food manufacturing and it’s used to feed livestock. More grain sorghum going to fuel production is unlikely to spark the same complaints, because it is not the main ingredient in a number of foods. While it can be used in human food, it’s sold mainly to feed poultry, cattle and other livestock. Sweet sorghum produces edible syrup. Sorghum also has environmental advantages. It is more tolerant of drought than other crops, including corn, and it produces about the same amount of ethanol per bushel as corn while requiring one-third less water. It’s less often used than

corn in conventional ethanol because corn is much more plentiful, Hartwig said — U.S. corn acres this year outnumber sorghum acres about 16 to one. Also, most ethanol plants are in the Corn Belt focused around Iowa and Illinois, while sorghum is grown primarily in the central and southern Great Plains. Along with Kansas, the top producers are Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded that ethanol made from grain sorghum can qualify as an advanced biofuel if it’s made at plants with the proper green technology. The agency has taken public comments and will issue a final determination later. No time frame has been set. Its approval would make sorghum-based ethanol more attractive because advanced ethanol commands a higher price than conventional, said Chris Cogburn, strategic business director for the National Sorghum Producers.

D.A. probe of private meetings near completion TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor is wrapping up his investigation of private meetings between Gov. Sam Brownback and state legislators at the governor’s official residence. An assistant says Shawnee County District Attor-

ney Chad Taylor expects to report his findings by the end of the week. Brownback held seven dinner meetings in January at Cedar Crest with members of 13 legislative committees, most of them fellow Republicans. More

than 90 lawmakers were invited. Taylor, a Democrat, has been investigating whether the gatherings violated the state’s open meeting laws. Many legislators have described the dinners as so-

cial events, and Brownback has expressed confidence that no laws were broken. But the governor has acknowledged that he set up the meetings to discuss his legislative agenda and that he took questions from lawmakers.


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HOUSE FOR SALE AT 1107 BAY, BRONSON, KS: House will sell at 7:30 p.m. at 1107 Bay, Bronson, Kansas. House is one story, 1,404 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1 bath. Land is 2.2 acres with storage building. Taxes for 2011 were $173.66. Seller will furnish Title insurance and pro rate the taxes. Seller is selling the property in as is condition with no warranties. If Buyer wants to have inspection before the auction they must contact Allen County Realty, Inc. Buyer will need to put 15% down upon signing purchase agreement the day of the sale. Sellers have the right to accept or reject any offers. TOOLS, METAL AND SOME FURNITURE: Cannon camera AE-1 and AT-1 with lenses; dark room enlarger & accessory; stereo receiver equipment; Direct TV receiver & DVR; assorted dishes; kitchen table; plywood; 2x4 & 2x6 lumber; milk can; air compressors; cement mixer; 220 volt air conditioners; window & package air; Poulan chain saw; a-frame; grain bin fan; truck bed trailer; 2 axle hay trailer; boat trailer; barbwire; tires & rims; Warm Morning gas stove; 2 wood stoves; electric panel & misc. 307 & 350 engines; firewood; windows & storm door; JD riding lawn mower; lawn mower parts; Worm Drive saws; Roby arm saw; weed eater; rear tine tiller; micro tiller; platform scale; lots and lots of scrap metal; Auctioneer’s Notes: Your patronage is appreciated. See allencountyauction.com for pictures Terms: Cash or approved check. All items must be settled for and removed day of sale. Not responsible for accidents or theft. Announcements day of sale take precedence over printed material.

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Autos and Trucks 1976 L-48 CORVETTE T-TOP, 97K original mileage, stock 350ci, auto trans, power steering/windows & tilt steering. Alum alloy wheels & original rallye rims available. Looks & sounds great, wonderful hobby car & cruiser. Restoration photo album available. Call 620-228-0992.

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TJ’s Towing LLC

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Iola, KS 66749 Year, Make & VIN #: 1987 CHEVY 1G1FP21H9KL125250 1995 DODGE 2B3HD46T1SH501186 1999 NISSAN 1N4DL01D5XC150162 1984 FORD F150 1FTEF15H2EKA77294 1991 FORD 2FAPP36X4MB168959 1992 CHRYSLER 3C3XA5637NT300398 1995 OLDS 1G3AJ55M356309083 1996 FORD 1FALP62W5THH181086 1999 PONTIAC 1G2WJ52M6XF308970 1984 FORD 1FTBR10S4EUA97824 1996 CHEVY 1GNEK13R6TJ408895 1995 DODGE 1B7HE16Y9SS244306 1987 CHEVY G2FW20182HN229159 1977 MERCEDES BENZ 123053 (Published in The Iola Register August 9, August 16 & August 23, 2012)

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Receptionist/Data Clerk – Neosho County Community College seeks a full-time person to serve as receptionist and assist with data entry in the registration department. Associates degree preferred; high school diploma or GED with one year experience required. A full position description is available at www.neosho.edu under Jobs and Careers. To apply submit, resume, online employment application, contact information and 5 references and unofficial transcripts to Receptionist/Data Clerk Search, NCCC, 800 West 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720. Email applications to tdale@neosho.edu. NCCC is an AA/EEO employer

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Chanute bank is looking for an ENTRY LEVEL IT HELP DESK TECHNICIAN to fill a full or parttime position. Previous help desk experience preferred. Will be responsible for responding to inquiries and requests for assistance with software and computer hardware issues. Must be able to lift 50lbs. We offer competitive salary, benefits that include 401K, Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Vision and Cancer insurance. Mail resumes Attn: HR, PO Box 628, Chanute, KS 66720.

Full-time afternoon/evening CUSTODIAL/MAINTENANCE position open at Allen Community College. Daily cleaning and light maintenance duties. Must be available some weekends on a rotational basis. Experience preferred. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: Personnel Office, Allen Community College, 1801 N. Cottonwood, Iola, KS 66749. ACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

CHILDREN’S AIDE. Working with children after school, 12-18 hours/ Monday-Thursday, requires driver’s license and reliable vehicle, prefer experience w/children, minimum 18 years old, drug screen required. Call Michelle at 620-365-5717 if questions. Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, PO Box 807, Iola, KS 66749. Applications at local SEKMHC office. EOE/AA.

Immediate opening, PART-TIME WAITRESS needed. Apply in person at Sidelines, 112 S. Washington.

Licensed day care has openings SRS approved transportation is available 620-365-8212.

The City of Iola is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of ASSISTANT CODE SERVICES OFFICER. Duties include, but not limited to, clerical work, reviewing building plans, enforcing building, zoning, plumbing, electrical, fire, and nuisance codes and performing building inspections. A job description and an application are available at http:// www.cityofiola.com/ or at the City Clerk’s Office, 2 W. Jackson Ave., Iola, KS 66749. Application review begins August 29th. For additional information call 620-365-4900. EOE/ ADA.

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Poultry and Livestock REGISTERED RED POLLED BEEFMASTER BULL, born March 2009, gentle, $1,800, 620-5472571.

Farm Machinery JOHN DEERE 4430, cab & air, with loader, $16,500. JOHN DEERE 2630, with loader, $6,500, 620-363-1145.

Merchandise for Sale External Hard Drive. 320GB Seagate. Completely cleared off now. Stores a ton of movies/music/ pictures. USB, and wall plug-in included. $60. Call/text Paul 620875-4571

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CREATIVE CLIPS BOARDING & GROOMING Clean, Affordable. Shots required. 620-363-8272

Garage Sales

MORAN CITYWIDE GARAGE SALE, Saturday 7-1. Maps available at Moran Senior Center. Freewill donation garage sale at Moran Senior Center. Sponsored by Moran Thrive.

Apartments for Rent

DOWNTOWN MORAN, great 1bedroom, no pets, $350 deposit & references required, move in now, no rent until September 1st, 620237-4331 Monday-Friday 8-5 or 620-939-4800.

Real Estate for Rent Quality & Affordable homes available for rent, http://www.growiola. com/ IOLA, 412 N. VERMONT, 2-bedroom, very nice, CH/CA, with appliances, large backyard, single attached garage, auto opener, $695 monthly, call 620-496-6161 or 620496-2222. 409 S. COLBORN, 3-BEDROOM, 1-bath, fully remodeled, $795 monthly, 620-496-6787.

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Tan building east of Jump Start Car Wash Entertainment center, headboard, chairs, cat & bear collectibles, lots of pictures and frames, purses, household items, knick knacks - come check it out!! All proceeds go to the animal shelter. Apartments for Rent

Real Estate for Rent 305 S. FOURTH, 3-BEDROOM, all new inside, $575 monthly, $575 deposit, 620-365-9424, visit http:// www.growiola.com/ 715 E. MADISON, 2-BEDROOM, 1-bath, range/refrigerator included, 620-496-6787. (2) HOUSES FOR RENT, 2 & 3 BEDROOM, 620-365-7919. YATES CENTER, newly remodeled, 2-bedroom, family room, utility room, CH/CA, rock fireplace, $400 monthly, 785-204-2938.

Real Estate for Sale Allen County Realty Inc. 620-365-3178 John Brocker ........... 620-365-6892 Carolynn Krohn ....... 620-365-9379 Jim Hinson .............. 620-365-5609 Jack Franklin ........... 620-365-5764 Brian Coltrane.......... 620-496-5424 Dewey Stotler............620-363-2491 www.allencountyrealty.com HUMBOLDT, 706 N. 8TH, 5-BEDROOM, 2-bath, Victorian, $89,600, 785-431-8476. 160 ACRES, with home, creek, timber, tillable, great hunting, 620344-1425. IOLA, 5 PRAIRIE DR., 3-BEDROOM, 1.75-bath, attached garage, privacy fence, new flooring, cabinets, paint, on cul-de-sac, $77,000, 620-363-1207.

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REGISTERED NURSE

RN position open in Yates Center, KS. Daytime position, Tuesday thru Thursday. Excellent pay offered. Qualifications: RN and public health experience, Kansas licensure required. Applications available at: 221 S. Jefferson, Iola or online at www.sekmchd.org For questions, please call (620) 365-6602 or (620) 380-1717. Ask for Sara or Dee Dee.

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IOLA, 218 CARDINAL DR., 4-BEDROOM, 3.5-bath, home on large lot, over 3200sq.ft. including a finished basement, 2-car attached garage, 2 fireplaces and an in-ground pool, $199,000, 620-365-3527. IOLA, 819 N. WASHINGTON, 4BEDROOM, $14,500, Randy 620212-6255. LAHARPE, small, 1-bedroom, on 1 acre, $9,000, 620-405-0031. DREAM HOME FOR SALE. 402 S. Elm, Iola, Grand 3-story 1897 home on 3 lots. 4,894 sq. ft. $200,000. call 620-3659395 for Susan Lynn or Dr. Brian Wolfe susanlynnks@yahoo. com. More info and pictures at iolaregister.com/classifieds

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410 E. Madison — $40,000. Good solid bones - 2 story - 4 BD, 21⁄2 TRAC BA,C service NewTroof, O Nbasement. new central H/A, complete N G renoD IIN E Nready vation P started, to finish. for the ‘Project Lover.’ Selling as-is. 518 E. Jackson — $91,500. 4 BD, 2 BA, 2 car oversized attached garage. Very spacious home. Priced to sell!

To see contact Lisa Sigg (620) 228-3698

314 McAtee Rd., Iola — $93,000, 3 BD, 13⁄4 BA home on corner lot in quiet neighborhood. 2 car attached heated garage w/additional room that could be an office/playroom. New roof in 2010. Fenced yard, hot tub with deck and covered patio area great for entertaining! Motivated Seller!! Bring Me An Offer!! 322 N. Gas, Moran — $69,500, Very nice 3 BD, 11⁄2 BA home on 1/2 acre. Central heat/air, family room/4th BD/office. New covered front porch and siding and 2 sheds. Great location, edge of town & close to ball parks! (Additional land available) 311 Cherokee, Humboldt — $ 24,900, Very nice starter/rental home. Large living room, 3 BD, 11⁄2 BA. Central heat/air, New windows that pull in for cleaning. Fur niture negotiable. You MUST see to appreciate. 3 Commercial Building Lots South State Street — $18,000, Great Building Site. 918 Central, Humboldt — $ 98,500, Beautiful 4 BD, 2 BA home on 3 corner lots. Beautiful hardwood floors and woodwork. Home has been remodeled. New sheetrock. Amazing Kitchens and More kitchen. You must come in and see to appreciate this home.

To see contact Gari Korte (620) 228-4567

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Guillain-Barre similar to polio Dear Dr. Donohue: This is my third attempt to get information on GuillainBarre syndrome, of which I am a victim. Please put it in layperson’s terminology. Several doctors have told me they can do nothing for me. — V.A. Answer: Guillain (geeYAWN)-Barre (buh-RAY) syndrome is an illness with a superficial resemblance to polio. It brings on muscle weakness and paralysis. It is not polio, and is not a viral disease. It’s a nerve disorder in which the insulating material around nerves is lost. That leads to a short-circuiting of nerve signals and

Dr. Paul Donohue To Your Good Health a loss of muscle function. GB is, as a rule, preceded by a mild respiratory or digestive-tract illness three weeks before its symptoms appear. The assumption is that the preceding illness primes the immune system to make antibodies, the immune system’s ammunition, against nerve insulation. The first signs

of trouble are peculiar sensations in the toes or feet. Then muscle weakness sets in, starting in the feet and legs, and ascending up the body. GB can paralyze the breathing muscles. When that happens, the patient must be put on a ventilator. In about two weeks, 50 percent of patients reach their low point. By four weeks, 90 percent have reached the low point. From that time on, recovery begins. Most people make a complete recovery in weeks to months. About 10 percent are left with one or more permanent disabilities. Three percent to

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5 percent die. Two treatments have proven effective. One is the infusion of IVIG, intravenous immunoglobulin. The other is plasma exchange, a procedure in which some of the liquid part of blood, plasma, is removed and replaced with saline and albumin (a protein). It’s the plasma where antibodies are found. I gather from other parts of your letter that you have been left with a permanent disability. Have you contacted a neurologist or a physical medicine doctor? Either might be able to provide treatment for you.

Bride doesn’t want dad at wedding Dear Carolyn: Father is elderly and in poor health. Has been verbally abusive to me my entire life as well as a control freak. After getting into yet another argument on the phone, we’re not speaking. I’m getting married and seriously not feeling him at my wedding since he will inevitably turn it into his day; he has a perverse need for attention that has disrupted many major milestones and events in my family, including my mother’s funeral. Am I being too rigid about this? He’s so negative about everything I do, I can’t take it anymore — especially on my wedding day. — Dilemma Answer: Then don’t. I won’t give you any lines about “your day” or “you deserve the wedding of your dreams” or etc., because I just ate. Plus, a wedding-based sense of entitlement only distracts from what matters and opens you to regrets down the road. What matters is what you need to satisfy this goal: Take care of yourself. One of the most crucial roles a parent plays is of protector — yet children of abusers need protection from parents. All these kids, to some degree, are forced to protect themselves. Once your father gave you the job of watching your own back, you earned the right to keep it. That means you’re free to go into any event involving your dad, no matter how significant, with an eye to what’s best for you. Guiltfree. So. The question becomes, what’s best for you? Or, if it’s useful to think of it this way, which choice is least likely to ripen into lasting regret? It’s not a black-and-white choice. Even a decision not to engage with him ever again can be served both by including him and by shutting him out. Predicting the future is also, obviously, a gray busi-

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ness at best. But you know your nature, and his. You know how he’ll probably respond if excluded (or not); you know whether this response scares you (or not); you know how it feels both to indulge him and to deny him; you know whether unfinished business tends to haunt you (or not). So, you have an idea which choice will have the lowest emotional cost to you. And that’s the one I advise you to make. Dear Carolyn: I live abroad, in a city that is wellknown for its night life and narcotics. My husband was deeply involved in that scene “back home”; part of why we moved away was to give him a chance to start over. He’s made a sincere effort to change and has made some progress, but it’s a long, complicated process. Now, an “old friend” of ours (more of an acquaintance) is thinking of coming here on her globe-trotting journey, and I have no doubt the “night life and narcotics” are a major attraction for her. Do we offer her a place to stay, or do we avoid temptation and have her stay somewhere else? I worry that if she

were to stay here, she’d drag him into some sort of trouble, but I know I can’t build walls around my husband and he has to learn self-control. If it matters, she was more my acquaintance than his, so it’s really up to me to respond. — An Expat in Party Town Answer: For your husband’s fresh start, you moved to Ibiza? Tell your friend that you and your husband are trying to break away from the club scene; no need to single him out. Then, say you’re asking would-be house guests to

stay in hotels, to minimize temptation; you hope she understands. TMI? Maybe. But there’s no shame in being tempted or in fighting it, so who cares if this acquaintance knows? And while you’re right that you can’t isolate your husband, it’s also just common sense to avoid obvious temptations until he’s at the sturdier end of this “long, complicated process.” As you know, there are few temptations more powerful than someone who rationalizes the behavior you’re trying to leave behind.

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This image from NASA’s Curiosity rover looks south of the rover’s landing site on Mars towards Mount Sharp. This is part of a larger, high-resolution color mosaic made from images obtained by Curiosity’s Mast Camera. In this version of the image, colors have been modified as if the scene were transported to Earth and illuminated by terrestrial sunlight. This processing, called “white balancing,” is useful for scientists to be able to recognize and distinguish rocks by color in more familiar lighting.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA’s newest rover Curiosity has yet to make its first move on Mars, but scientists said Tuesday they are already mapping out possible driving routes to a Martian mountain. Since landing in Gale Crater near the equator last week, the nuclear-powered rover has been busy getting a head-to-wheel health checkup while parked. It touched down about 5 miles from Mount Sharp where signatures of past water have been spotted at the

base. Its ultimate goal is to scale the lower slopes in search of the chemical building blocks of life to determine whether the environment was favorable for microbial life. The team is “kind of itching to move at this point,” said deputy project scientist Ashwin Vasavada of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which manages the $2.5 billion mission. Scientists have been poring over pictures of the landing site snapped by Curiosity and spacecraft circling overhead. The pebble-

strewn terrain where the rover landed appeared easy to traverse but the landscape gets more rugged the closer to Mount Sharp. The team identified half a dozen potential paths through buttes and mesas that are reminiscent of the southwestern United States. Vasavada estimated it’ll take a year to make the trip to the mountain driving about the length of a football field a day. Along the way, the six-wheel rover will make pit stops to study interesting rocks and scoop up soil. Before Curiosity can ex-

U.S. troops among crash victims KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Seven American troops and four Afghans died in a Black Hawk helicopter crash today in southern Afghanistan, the NATO military coalition said. The Taliban claimed their fighters shot down the aircraft. NATO said it is investigating the cause of the crash. The coalition had no immediate comment on the insurgents’ claim that they shot down the helicopter. Officials in Kandahar province said the helicopter went down in the north of the province. Kandahar is a traditional Taliban stronghold and the spiritual birthplace of the hardline Islamist movement that ruled Afghanistan before being ousted in 2001 by the U.S.-led alliance for sheltering al-Qaida’s terrorist leaders. Among the dead were seven American service members, three members of Afghan security forces and one Afghan civilian interpreter, said Jamie Graybeal, a spokesman for the coalition. He said the aircraft was a UH-60 Black Hawk but declined to give any details of the aircraft’s mission Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi said insurgent fighters shot down the helicopter in Kandahar province this morning. “Nobody survived this,” Ahmadi told The Associated Press by phone. The helicopter went down in Kandahar’s Shah Wali Kot district, which lies in the northern part of the province, a spokesman for the provincial government said. “We don’t know if it was shot down by the Taliban, or if it had mechanical problems,” said the spokes-

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