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in Erie, Marmaton Valley, Iola, Humboldt, Yates Center, AltoonaMidway, Chanute and Crest. Currently ANW insures all of its certified professional staff, which includes teachers. The consortium does not, howBy ALLISON TINN ever, insure its ATLANTA (AP)paraeducators — Former — school employees who work Atlanta schools Superintendent Employers of 50 or more might under the supervision of cheatteachBy BOB JOHNSON Beverly Hall knew about want to begin battening down ers or other professional ing allegations on standardized the hatches and start stowing tioners. Calls to the 911 dispatch center tests but either ignored them or away money. When the AffordANW administrators average one almost every 10 mintried to hide them, accordinghave to a able Care Act (ACC) takes effect been shopping for insurance and utes. will be taking on a substantial fi- state investigation. in 2014 there will be two options numbers. They found And while that may sound a litnancial hardship under the ACC crunching An 800-page report released — insure all employees or take a taking the penalty will end up tle slow, played out over 24 hours is the ANW Special Education Tuesday to The Associated Press penalty. a day and every day of the year, Cooperative. Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office See INSURANCE | Page A4 A smaller organization that the total comes to 55,000. Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley Le Whiteley was through an open records request ANWofserves districts “That’s what we received last joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday. shows several educators reportyear,” Angie Murphy, dispatch ed cheating in their schools. But center director, told Allen County the report says Hall, who won commissioners Tuesday mornthe national Superintendent of ing. the Year award in 2009, and other The call total — she figures administrators ignored those reBy RICHARD LUKEN attached. The bar was triggered half or more are for true emerports and sometimes retaliated through a gear box engaged as its gencies — wasn’t the point of her By RICHARD LUKEN against the whistleblowers. LE ROY — Unlike the mecha- wheels roll. appearance, but the magnitude of nized behemoths of today, Ray The yearlong investigation With no mechanical engine to the number captivated commis- Whiteley’s mowing outfit was With a plaque and some cupshows educators at nearly four speak of, the only noise emanatsioners. cakes, David Hoddy’s farewell dozen Atlanta elementary and considerably quieter. ing from his unit was from the Murphy was before commisamong Iola’s bingocutting enthusiasts middle schools cheated on stanHis “engine” — a pair of teeth of the seven-foot bar sioners to request a 20 percent 1,200-pound mules — needed only turnedback a bitand emotional dardized tests by helping sturotating forth. last week. increase in the department’s bud- an occasional break from the sti“I almost cried,” said dents or changing the answers Joining Whiteley wasHoddy neighbor get for 2012, up $126,000 over this fling summer heat as Whiteley Sunday, as he reflected on his once exams were handed in. and friend Greg Gleue, with his year’s $490,000. 41-year service to Iola’s AmeriThe investigators also found a traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sickThe increase seemed pretty acre prairie hay meadow. can Legion post as a fixture at “culture of fear, intimidation and le bar mower pulled by a pair of hefty. Murphy reasoned health the twice-weekly weekly bingo retaliation” in the school district “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. insurance will cost an additional been taking it easy,” Whiteley games. having some fun with over the cheating allegations, “We’re $50,000 and another $6,000 was said. “It’s our little hobby.” Hoddy, 68, is “Greg’s retiringkind this which led to educators lying it,” Whiteley joked. expected for Kansas Public Emmonth as a volunteer, the last about the cheating or destroying The mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs six a See COUNTY | Page A5 Ray Whiteley years as bingo chair. ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See CHEATING | Page A5 See MOWING | Page A5 The plaque was presented by a small wagon with cutting bar Legionnaires at their meeting Register/Rob Burkett Tuesday. The cupcakes were preBraxton Spencer, 7, drops one of the disks down the plinko board sented at Sunday’s bingo games, Sunday. It was the second year Wesley Methodist Church held the Register/Richard Luken where Hoddy helped out with the David Hoddy was recognized by Iola American Legionnaires and back-to-school celebration event, Keepin’ It Real. The congregaproceedings. tion had lunch followed by an afternoon of games that included a other bingo enthusiasts last week for his 41 years of service as a “It’s been a lot of fun,” he said. volunteer and bingo chairman. dunk tank, bag toss, face painting and music from the praise band. “I’ve really enjoyed it, especially getting to know the people.” Legion post home each Friday “People take their bingo seriHoddy began volunteering at and Sunday evenings to greet the ously,” he said, “and it was startBy BOB JOHNSON the bingo games in 1971, serving local bingo players. ing to wear on my heart, so I in a variety of roles, including With the exception of a brief knew it was time to stop.” An anticipated field of a thou-a number and letter caller for sev- spell in which he underwent Since his retirement earlier sand runners and walkers, who eral years. triple bypass surgery in Wichita this month, Hoddy already has Tonight’s planned “Community Conversation” hosted by Thrive Alflee years Iola’s ago, downtown “I just thought it’d be interest- will several Hoddy businever taken advantage of his spare len County has been postponed. district early Saturday as ing,” said Hoddy, a lifetime Le- ness missed a bingo session. time. The conversation will take place later, possibly under a different forCharley Melvin did in 1905, can gionnaire. He decided to retire, in part, He and wife, Sue, spent a weekmat, Thrive officials said. thankful that Melvin chose to Without fail, he would be at the bedue to stress. See BINGO | Page A4 do his dastardly deed in the middle of the night. Had the event being commemorated occurred in mid-day, participants would battle oppressive heat and humidity, with both picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday forecast at the upper end of the afternoon. As in the past, “we exa lot of people sign up FriBy RICHARD LUKEN Everett also buysto merchandise discomfort scale during daytime pect day night.” customers whose gaming Friday and Saturday. As is, they from By MIKE SHIELDS In run the ever-evolving world of systems Cost ishave $12 for walk. Runsat the in storage for will and walk in somewhat KHI News Service Everett knows ners’ fees are $14 for youth to age more gaming, inviting Pat temperatures pre- years. Register/Susan Lynn video TOPEKA — Claims by controhe must adapt to avoid $20 Iola for adults $17third eachJW for outlet and is the dicted for the low 70s bybecoming 12:26 a.m. 17,The These men are ready economist to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite versial, supply-side extinct. members of teams. Games and Movies franchise to Saturday. race, the drag that race.recently From leftento right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and Arthur Laffer “The industry trend is headed Runners in the third annual open in recent years. The race — many walkers will Fred Heismeyer. The acted state income taxrace cutsbegins will at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square. toward downloadable willmore aim for timesand of “We’re of best a ‘mom be out for a stroll — will content,” cap activ- event bring a new wave of prosperity Everett said. “I’m sure thereafterwill pop’ 15.40.06 forofmales 20.44.78 for kind storeand than you see ities that start late Friday to Kansas were branded “junk” be a time no physi- with females, set last year. national franchises, such as noon andwhen will there go onare throughout Thursday by the chairperson of cal copies of video games.” Sticks ofor “Melvin Stop VintageDy-No-Mite” Stock,” Evthe evening. Included will be the Game the state Democratic Party, who Everett hopes“drag to be race,” ready feafor erett will said. be awarded the first three much-awaited was joined at a Statehouse press when that time comes at JW places for males anddate females in The store’s origins to 1997, By SUSAN LYNN year a woman’s garter was trans- The Shirt Shop, 20 W. Jackson, turing some of the area’s finest conference by leaders of the Games & Movies, which opened each of five ages groups, 15 and when Everett sold and traded men and women dressed in drag. ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a teachers’ union and a University doors at 1 N. State St. in Iola on video under, games, 16-30, 31-45, and ac61 comic46-60 books, Weiner at Thrive Allen If you’ve got enough of it, Fri- to another. wide selection from which to its Chris of Kansas tax specialist. Aug. 1. and over. tion figures and other collectCounty, co-sponsor with Allen day night is the night to let your “It’s better than a baton,” said choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. “Like the fairy tale about the Everett, the store’s for general All Heparticipants will break eventually moved away Crimestoppers “The ibles. hair down. David Toland, executive director Registration to participate County emperor’s new clothes ... somemanager, offers a wide variety from memorabilia in front of the post on office. to focus the Run from One sure test is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the drag race is $5. That also Charley Melvin Mad Bomber one needs to stand up and point games and acces- games Runners follow a course that andwill movies. forused your video Life,” said total of particin the “Drag Race” as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s gains participants entrance to a of out that this tax plan is part of “going as far back aswith the will take The bestthem part?on West to Washipants— was approaching 450, the Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber events. 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive sories Laffer’s fairy tale and is built on NES and Atari systems,” he said ington, then Jefferson “Our stock isJackson, constantly changabout 200 signed on for the 5-kiloRun For Your Life race. If you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can a base of assumptions that can— as well as a wide assortment of and East to Cottonwood. They meter run. The walk will follow a Men and women alike are en- wear — no worries. be purchased in advance at the See STORE | Page A4 not succeed,” said Joan Wagnon, DVDs. See TEMPS | B6 3-kilometer course. couraged to dress in a cross-genDresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or KHI/ Friday night on Mike Shields Kansas Democratic Party chair“Registration, including probder manner and then “compete” Kansas and other accoutrements will be National Education Association PresidentSee Karen GodEGO | Page B6 person and a former state revably a fifth online, has really in teams of four in a relay. Last frey, available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s a Topeka middle-school teacher, spoke against the Brownenue secretary. Also speaking against the in- back tax cuts on Thursday during a Statehouse press confercome tax cuts signed into law in ence. Behind her is Kansas Democratic Party Chairperson Joan May by the governor were Karen Wagnon, who also is a former state revenue secretary. Godfrey, president of the KansasNational Education Association, conference was called to counter bama and Mississippi, the only By JOE SNEVE — Since 1871 — Mark Desetti, chief lobbyist for comments that tax food sales made by Laffer during other states the bandstand Jim Garner, director theAt teachers’ union, and KU law an appearance provide offsetting food with Brownback but don’t When Brian Pekarek was hired Thursday, JulyDickinson 7, 2011 who 8 p.m. professor Martin for the poor. on Tuesday in Overland Park, taxascredits superintendent of the Iola PROGRAM has written newspaper commen- where the men praised the law at According to analyses of the school district in February, he Starcriticizing Spangled the Banner ..................................................arr. J.P. Sousa taries tax cuts. law prepared by state reva gathering of about 260 people, new saw an opportunity to “reinvigoAmericans We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore The biggest tax breaks in most of whom were members of enue officials and legislative tax rate” USD 257. Rock, history Rhythm and — medley ...................... arr. Jack Bullock Kansas are Blues scheduled specialists, the average income the business community. With a focus on academic of effective the Nile — ...................................Kenneth J. Alford to Army become in march January, break for people earning beThe new law is expected to re- taxachievement and public transparBeginthe of potential the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porter though benefits to duce the income tax liabilities $25,000 and $50,000 a year of tween ency, Pekarek hopes he can furInvercargill — march ................................................... Alex Lithgow businesses touted by the gover- more than 1 million Kansas tax — the largest category of Kanther success for the district and Hymn to the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney nor could be delayed by techni- filers and entirely exempt from sas tax filer — would be $226.19. the more than 1,300 students relyof in Ohio march ............................................. Henry Fillmore calMen errors the— authorizing leg- income tax the owners average tax break for those of about The ing on it. A Sixties Time Capsule — medley .............................. arr. Jennings islation that will require the 2013 190,000 businesses. earning $250,000 a year or more Pekarek walks his talk. A naThe Washington Post march ...................................John P. Sousa Legislature to revisit the— law. Dickinson said the tax cuts would be $9,791.85. About 21,000 Brian Pekarek, center, visits with Barb Geffert and Marcy Boring at Rained outThursday’s concerts will be rescheduled for Friday evening. Wagnon said press See PEKAREK | Page A5 that highest income would be unfair to low-income filers fall in Register/Richard Luken the USD 257 board office. Kansans and others and will put category. Pat Everett is general manager at JW Games and Movies, which the state in a category with AlaSee TAX | Page A4 opened its doors at 1 N. State St. in Iola Aug. 1. Vol. 113, No. 209 Iola, KS 75 Cents

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Obituaries Peggy Sigg

Margaret Lynn “Peggy” (Martin) Sigg, 48, Iola, passed away at home surrounded by her family on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Peggy was born March 1, 1964, in Iola, the daughter of Don and Mary ( M u r row ) Peggy Sigg Martin. She grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1982. In 1983, Peggy graduated from the Fort Scott School of Cosmetology. She worked as a cosmetologist in Iola with Nancy Sigg for three years. On Dec. 7, 1985, Peggy married Mitch Sigg at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola, and they have always made their home in Iola. She has worked at Sigg Motors the past 17 years. She enjoyed everything about

Sharon Cooke

Sharon Kay Cooke, 67, beloved mother and sister, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2012, at her home in Iola. Sharon was born Jan. 9, 1945, in Lamar, Mo., the daughter of Leo E. and Lanta Lee Sharon Cooke ( Wo o d s ) Needham. She grew up in Lamar where she graduated from high school. Sharon continued her education receiving multiple degrees from Pittsburg State Uni-

her kids and supported them in all of their activities. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, where she taught First Communion Class and PSR for 18 years. Peggy also enjoyed making rosaries for family and friends. She coached softball, baseball and soccer for 20 years with the Iola Recreation Department. She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Mitch Sigg, of the home; five children, Jessica Lynne Sigg and her partner, Josh Adams, Wichita, John Martin Sigg, Iola, Jenna Margaret Sigg, Iola, Jerrik Mitchell Sigg, Iola, and Jadyn Elizabeth Sigg, of the home; her mother, Mary Martin, Iola; her in-laws, John Sigg and Linda Sigg, Iola; three brothers, Greg Martin and his wife, Shannon, Yates Center, Robert Martin and his wife, Melody, West Plains, Mo., and Mike Martin and his wife,

Cindi, Owasso, Okla.; three sisters-in-law, Shelly Mueller and her husband, Scott, Iola, Teresa Hines and her husband, Scott, Colony, and Kim Rich and her husband, Jaison, Olathe; one granddaughter on the way; 18 nieces and nephews; and one great-niece. She was preceded in death by her father, Donald L. Martin, Jr. Rosary will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. Visitation will follow from 8 to 9:30 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Center. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. Memorials may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel for St. John’s Catholic Church, American Legion Post No. 15 baseball or the Iola Recreation Department. Online condolences for the family may be left at

versity and Emporia State University. Sharon made her home at Kincaid for many years before moving to Iola in 1992. She married Edward F. Cooke on July 15, 1993. He preceded her in death Feb. 14, 2008. Sharon was the district librarian and teacher for the Le Roy/Gridley school district before she retired. She enjoyed reading and supported wildlife organizations and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. She is survived by her son, Tawn Katzer and his wife, Keela, Kansas City, Mo., and a brother, Low-

ell Needham, and his wife, Jancy, Lamar. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola. Visitation will follow the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Memorial gifts may be left with the funeral home. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.

Trula Redfern

Trula Mae Redfern, 87, Iola, died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Allen County Hospital in Iola. Trula was born A p r i l 12, 1925, in Chanute, the daughter of E d m o n d Trula Redern R. and Flossie V. (Traylor) Carpenter. She grew up in Chanute. In 1940, Trula married Paul D. Redfern and they made their home in Iola. She worked as a checker at her husband’s grocery store, for Head Start and helped her husband in a freight business, E.F.D.

Margaret Bryson

Margaret E. Bryson, 76, Iola, died Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at Iola Nursing Center. Margaret was born Oct. 13, 1935, on a farm east of Cherryvale in Labette C o u n t y, Margaret Bryson the daughter of Kenneth Edgar and Joanna Maxine (Testerman) Hild. She graduated from Cherryvale High School. Margaret worked in banking for 39 years. In 1957, she began working for People’s State Bank in Cherryvale. On Oct. 13, 1964, Margaret married Carl Lee Bryson and they made their home in Iola. She went to work for Allen County State Bank as a secretary in the loan de-

Mr. Redfern preceded her in death on June 17, 1985. She is survived by a son, David Redfern and his wife, Elaine, Iola; a sister, Kathleen Kirchner, Chanute; two granddaughters, Angela Redfern, Manhattan, and Kandra Redfern, Iola; and three great-grandchildren, Heaven Wagner, Isaac McCullough and Kandrella McCullough. She was preceded in death by a son, Bryan, daughter, Pamela Redfern, and grandson, Derek Redfern. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Highland Cemetery in Iola under direction of WaughYokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at partment. She became a trust officer when the bank became Allen County Bank & Trust. When Emprise bought the bank in 1993 she served as senior vice president until retiring in 1996. She was a member of Business and Professional Women. Her husband, Carl Lee Bryson, survives; as do two brothers, Donald Hild, McKinney, Texas, and Kenneth Hild Jr., Edmond, Okla.; and a sister, Reba Borovicka, Republic, Mo. She was preceded in death by an infant sister, Mary Louise. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Visitation will follow the service. Memorial gifts may be made to the donor’s choice. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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Thrive Allen County Community Conversation, 7 p.m., 12 W. Jackson Ave. CANCELED Humboldt City Council special meeting on street repairs and sales tax referendum, 7 p.m., Humboldt City Hall.


Allen County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse commissioners’ room. Iola Kiwanis Club, noon, Allen Community College Student Center meeting room.


Prenatal classes, 6 p.m., Mary Ellen Stadler conference room at Allen County Hospital, to register for session call Sharilyn Lamb at (620) 365-1054.


Rotary Club, noon, The Greenery. Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. KS 880, Iola, 5 p.m. weigh-in, 5:30 meeting, Calvary United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson. Farmers Market, 5:30 p.m., southwest corner of Iola square.


Senior Citizens Card Club potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m., senior citizens center, 204 N. Jefferson.

Wife of Chinese official gets life sentence for murder of unspecified grave violations of party discipline. “They are eager to close the case and move on,” said Dali Yang, director of the University of Chicago Center in Beijing. Gu’s suspended sentence will almost certainly be commuted to life in prison after two years, a relatively lenient punishment resulting from her cooperation with investigators and what the court deemed her mental instability at the time of Heywood’s death by cyanide poisoning last November. Family aide Zhang Xiaojun, accused of abetting the murder, was sentenced to nine years, Hefei Intermediate People’s Court official Tang Yigan told reporters. Four policemen accused of covering up the crime were given sentences from five to 11 years.

“ This verdict is just. It shows special respect for the law, reality and life.

—Gu Kailai referring to the sentence handed down commuting her death sentence to life in prison

State media say Gu, 53, confessed to intentional homicide at a one-day trial held in this eastern China city on Aug. 9. The media reports — the court has been closed to international media — say she and Heywood had a dispute over money and Heywood allegedly threatened her son. State media said the two feuded after Heywood asked for a multi-million dollar commission on a real estate venture that had gone bad. Gu was accused of luring the victim to a Chongqing hotel, getting him drunk

HEFEI, China (AP) — The wife of a disgraced Chinese politician received a suspended death sentence today for the murder of a British businessman, as authorities move to tidy up a huge political scandal ahead of a once-in-a-decade leadership transition this fall. Gu Kailai’s sentencing clears the way for the ruling Communist Party to deal with her husband, Bo Xilai, who was for merly one of China’s most p r o m i n e n t Gu Kailai politicians before being stripped of his Politburo post in the scandal. Bo has not been directly implicated in the murder of Neil Heywood, but is accused

and then pouring cyanide into his mouth. Tang said Gu and Zhang told the court they would not appeal. The ruling against Gu will set expectations for Bo to be dealt with severely, said Cheng Li, an expert in Chinese elite politics at the Brookings Institution in Washington. “If Bo does not get put through the legal process in the next few months, Gu will be seen as a scapegoat,” he said. “This verdict is just. It shows special respect for the law, reality and life,”

Gu said in calm, measured phrases. The sentencing moves China one step closer to resolving its biggest political crisis in two decades that exposed divisions within the leadership and threatened to complicate plans for Vice President Xi Jinping to succeed Hu Jintao as top leader at a party congress expected in October. Bo had at one time been considered a candidate for the all-powerful Politburo Standing Committee at the upcoming 18th Communist Party national congress and it isn’t clear whether the party will deal with him internally or put him on trial and risk further harm to its image. The case has for months engrossed ordinary Chi-

nese, among whom Bo remains broadly popular, especially with the working classes drawn by his populist flair and policies such as building affordable housing and cracking down on property developers and others he labeled gangsters. Many have tended to see his downfall as a politically motivated takedown engineered by his party rivals. “I think it is just a political struggle, it has nothing to do with us ordinary people. The 18th party congress is coming very soon, so it must have something to do with that. I don’t really care about it,” said a Beijing investment adviser, who would only give his surname, Zhai, because of the sensitivity of the topic.

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BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces heavily shelled the cities of Aleppo and Daraa and a suburb of Damascus on the second day of a major Muslim holiday today, killing up to 30 people, rights groups and activists said. There was a relative lull in the civil war on Sunday, the first of three days of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. During the holiday, Muslims the world over celebrate by wearing new clothes, feasting on sumptuous food and visiting the graves of loved ones. The renewed fighting, however, showed President Bashar Assad’s regime is not letting up on its drive to quell the 17-month-old uprising out of respect for the occasion. Activists reported no signs of jubilation across the battered nation. Adding to the despair,

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two main activist groups — The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees — said that 10 bodies of adult males shot execution style were found in the Qaboun district in the capital Damascus. Anti-regime activists say some 20,000 people have been killed since the revolt against Assad’s rule began in March 2011. Even the U.N.’s new envoy to Syria acknowledged on Sunday that he had no concrete ideas to end the conflict and that his mission would be difficult without a unified position by the U.N. Security Council. “The problem is not what I can do differently, it is how others are going to behave differently,” Lakhdar Brahimi said. “If they spoke in one voice and were clearly supportive of what I will be doing on their behalf, that is what I need,” Bra-

himi said of what he seeks from the Security Council. “Without a unified voice

from the Security Council, I think it will be difficult,” the foreign minister added.

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Russia plays the heavy with band Three young Russians were deemed a “threat to society” by a Moscow judge and sentenced to two years in a penal colony. The women were members of the band Pussy Riot, which played a one-minute protest song critical of Russia’s thenpresidential candidate Vladimir Putin inside Moscow’s main Orthodox cathedral. Putin was overwhelmingly reinstated as president last spring. A YouTube video shows the band members’ arrest by police inside the cathedral while performing — although that’s a loosely applied term. Doesn’t matter. Vulgar or not, the unreasonably harsh sentence shows an increasingly intolerant Russia. Pussy Riot does not produce high-brow music. Its music is

of the punk rock genre with lots of unintelligible ranting — of course it is in Russian. Its performance purportedly beseeched the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of President Putin. A miracle, indeed. Putin has been in power as either president or prime minister since 2000. During their trial the three women, two of whom are mothers of young children, apologized to the church, saying they had never intended to offend it, but rather sought to make a political statement against Putin and against the church patriarch, Kirill I, for supporting Putin’s campaign for a third term as president. CORRUPTION is rampant in Russia. Police, politicians, church leaders, doctors and

those in media are complicit in their oppression of the Russian people. According to a photo essay in Sunday’s New York Times, corruption is now so rampant it’s “just a way of life,” from heads of state on down. That’s a sad commentary on a society. It’s also a predictable outcome of unbalanced power. Victims take out their oppression on others engendering a state of suspiciousness and mistrust. That’s a very big reason a democracy trumps all other forms of governance. Meanwhile, the world watches in horror as one of the world’s most powerful leaders takes his country into the dark ages. — Susan Lynn

Golden fall afternoon on college campuses fleeting Attending university is a privilege fewer Americans may get to experience. The days have narrowed to a precious few. But, in about 72 hours, I will have completed the last college trip with the last of our 16 children and grandchildren. It all began in 1967, and is concluding now, 45 years later, coincidentally at the same place, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. Robin, now 62, matriculated there.  Jake, 17, might. Robin, interrupted by my congressional campaign, graduated from KU; Jake, an Alaskan, might. Jane and I were not greatly involved in educational explorations for a couple of our kids, and a couple of our grandchildren. But either way, the final decision was theirs, as evidenced by the variety of their choices. The pleasure of this experience is probably explained in part by the fact my college days were a precious few. I completed medical school five years and seven months after I graduated from my small, rural high school. As a result of my educational sprint, I have always regarded college campuses something like sacred

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ground. I experienced very few of those golden fall afternoons of crispy fallen leaves and long shadows. It was just plain hard at age 19 to study for a medical school gross anatomy exam when I knew others were heading for football games and sorority open-houses — at Northwestern, which won its only Big Ten football title that year! But there was another, much happier aspect to those years. I was deeply in love with a lively, smiling brunette I met my freshman year of college. And, while our campus years were compressed, we fit nearly all Joe and Jane college activities into that short time. Our love never wavered, and was changed only by the inevitable tragedy of human mortality 67 years later. Jane and I appreciated every moment. We realized we were one of the few fortunate couples of

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our generation who were together — even when I was in medical school and she was in Bloomington, 120 miles southwest of Chicago. Military service was so imminent; Jane gave me an ID bracelet with space for my service number. There are numbers every American should commit to memory — and few have. World War II lasted 45 months, and 14 million, from a population of 120-130 million, served in uniform. And, for those of military age who didn’t, it was rarely for lack of trying. For those who have not noticed, that’s better than 1 in 10. The war touched every community, and nearly every family — if not through service, through a 90 percent marginal income tax rate, levied in an effort to pay for the war as it was being fought. But now, not a word about war, service, ROTC, is even whispered

in the orientation and question and answer sessions for prospective students. Excepting our military academies, there’s hardly an American alive who’s going to college to get shot at. So the burden falls quietly on kids from poorer families who cannot afford college without the GI bill they earn while serving. ONE OF THE MOST concrete results of Bush’s and budget guru Paul Ryan’s $3 trillion unfunded wars is how to meet the $52,000 annual costs at private colleges, or the $20,000 at state schools, that are  raising tuition rapidly in defiance  of stagnant middle class incomes. Another marked change over four and one-half decades is not the dress of the students, which has always been informal, but the dress of the parents — shorts, shirttails out, athletic shoes

(some with socks), and on and on, until one can conclude the youngsters have won the fashion wars. But young people have not necessarily won the communication wars. Cell phones are ubiquitous, but iPhones also distract adults from their surroundings. They look up once in a while. Everything must come to an end. Up to now I have six greatgrandchildren. The oldest is eight. It is unreasonable to think I can hang around for a decade to “help” him and his parents plan his education. And, if I do, I foresee concessions. Jake did nearly all the driving this time. The next time, I might need a stretcher. Meanwhile, thanks, kids and grandkids. Jane and I had wonderful trips and happily learned to know you better. Dr. Roy may be reached at

NASA creates many new technologies Life as we know it would not exist without the creative minds of NASA scientists. The next time you use your cellphone, watch satellite-delivered television programming, use a cordless power tool, drive on enhanced radial tires, drink a bottle of purified water or find your way with a GPS device, thank the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. From medical advancements to aircraft anti-collision warning systems to personal computers, NASA scientists and contractors advancing our space program invented, developed or improved the technology that made all of these conveniences possible. It’s

hard to imagine what our lives would be like today if the American people had not accepted space exploration as a national priority in the 1960s. The incredible challenge of designing and building rockets that could soar around the earth, the guidance systems to direct these rockets to the moon, the need for small, lightweight technology that can manage volumes of data at one time, the food and clothing that would allow a human to leave the earth and travel through almost unimaginable temperature changes and weightlessness, all required the development of technologies at a level of sophistication previously unknown. Through the Apollo and Shuttle programs, the demands on

NASA and its contractors and the ability to conduct scientific experiments in the pristine atmosphere of space required even more advance technologies. But it also meant that in giving NASA what it needed, those same technologies could be applied to other purposes. ... Despite the exciting landing of the Curiosity Mars mission, many Americans — and many politicians — are quick to point to NASA as a multibillion-dollar budget item we don’t need. Put those dollars to social programs, they argue. Use the money to create jobs. ... Let’s not be too hasty to bite a big hand that literally does feed us. The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.

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H Insurance being less expensive. Insuring all employees will not be feasible for the organization. “We would love to give all our employees insurance,” ANW director Robert Coleman said. “As a director, I have to say that it is not a financially viable option.” The penalty is $2,000 annually for each full-time employee. With 216 para-educators, the total penalty would come to a little over $400,000. The penalty also increases each year. To insure all employees it would cost $7,200 per employee, according to Coleman, bringing the total cost to over $1 million. ANW IS FUNDED by the eight districts it serves. Each district gets money from the state. Some of that money is then turned around and allocated to ANW based on need, Iola School District Superintendent Brian Pekarek said. The more students in a district, the more money that school district flows over to the co-op, Pekarek said. According to Coleman, ANW has and will continue to save up money for whatever financial burden they will end up taking on, but they can only save so much

money. Eventually, the districts will have to pay more. “The cost would be so great (to insure all employees),” Coleman said. “Where are they going to get the money?” One option Coleman said would make the costs more affordable is if ANW could give its employees different healthcare plans. Coleman consulted a Kansas Association of School Boards attorney recently and was told two sets of healthcare coverages could not be given to employees, Coleman said. “If we had the option of offering a differentiated policy to paras then maybe it would be more feasible,” Coleman said. Another option for ANW is to give all employees, licensed professionals included, a comparable healthcare plan. This would give all employees a basic insurance plan. If ANW takes the fine, licensed employees will not lose their current healthcare coverage. Darrel Catron, Mayor of Gas, former special education teacher and a representative for ANW, presented the insurance information to each of the districts in a recent meeting.

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— Darrel Catron Mayor of Gas and ANW representative

“For years the co-op has wanted to give paras insurance but education is receiving less money,” Catron said. “There is no way ANW can afford it.” The regulations have not been written and there is still a lot of confusion regarding the responsibilities of the employers, Coleman said. SOME



out for possible exemptions and/or the elections in November. Romney has been running on the platform that, if elected, he will repeal the Affordable Heathcare Act. The likelihood of that happening does not look promising. The Affordable Care Act was passed by the House and Congress in 2009 and was signed into law in 2010. It was then deemed constitutional two months ago by the Supreme Court.

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Fifty-one Republicans would have to win seats in the Senate and all 51 would have to vote to repeal the act, which would take a substantial amount of time. This is a big concern to ANW and is the reason why administrators need to begin getting prepared for the financial hit now rather than later, according to Coleman. The ACA would not take effect until 2014. “The details are still in flux because guidelines are still being written and haven’t been approved yet. I am not an expert on the Affordable Healthcare Act,” Coleman said. “This is how I understand it as of now.” ANW administrators are due to meet with Linda Sheppard, director of accident and health and PPACA project manager for Kansas Insurance Department, for further clarification of their responsibilities, Coleman said.

Like NASA rover, family switches to Mars time “

We all feel a little sleepy, a little jet-lagged all day long, but everyone is doing great. — Bryn Oh

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — For one family, an exotic summer getaway means living on Mars. Martian time, that is. Since the landing of NASA’s newest Mars rover, flight director David Oh’s family has taken the unusual step of tagging along as he leaves Earth time behind and syncs his body clock with the red planet. Every mission to Mars, a small army of scientists and engineers reports to duty on “Mars time” for the first three months. But it’s almost unheard of for an entire family to flip their orderly lives upside down, shifting to what amounts to a time zone change a day. Intrigued about abiding by extraterrestrial time, Oh’s wife, Bryn, could not pass up the chance to take their kids — 13-year-old Braden, 10-year-old Ashlyn and 8-year-old Devyn — on a Martian adventure from their home near the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory where the Curiosity rover was built. “We all feel a little sleepy,

a little jet-lagged all day long, but everyone is doing great,” Bryn Oh said, two weeks into the experiment. Days on Mars last a tad longer. Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours — the definition of a day. Neighbor Mars spins more lazily. Days there — known as sols — last 39 minutes and 35 seconds longer than on Earth. To stay in lockstep, nearly 800 people on the $2.5 billion project have surrendered to the Martian cycle of light and dark. In the simplest sense, each day slides forward 40 minutes. That results in wacky work, sleep and eating schedules. Many say it feels like perpetual jet lag. The Oh family broke

in slowly. A sign on their front door warns: “On Mars Time: Flight Director Asleep. Come Back Later.” Days before Curiosity’s Aug. 5 touchdown, the children stayed up until 11:30 p.m. and slept in until 10 a.m. In the beginning, it wasn’t much different from a typical day on summer vacation. As the days wore on, they stayed up later and later, waking up in the afternoon and evening. One day last week, the family ate a 3 p.m. breakfast, 8 p.m. lunch, 2:30 a.m. dinner and 5 a.m. dessert before heading off to bed. To sleep when the sun is out, their bedroom windows are covered with aluminum foil or cloth to keep out any sliver of light. In the hallway, a handmade calendar keeps track of the days and schedules are written on an oversized mirror. A digital clock in the master bedroom is set to Mars time. Bryn Oh keeps a meticulous spreadsheet updated with her husband’s work hours and the family’s activities. They wear a wireless device that monitors

ing,” he said. “We deal with a lot of volume, and with three stores, if we don’t have something here, we may be able to get it elsewhere.” The state’s economic slump has hit video gaming, but not in ways most would expect, Everett said. “People don’t want to spend $50 or more for a new game, so they go to shops like ours,” he said. “That’s why our sales stack up well versus places like Walmart.” JW Games and Movies opened its doors in Ottawa in 2009 and in Gardner earlier this year. The Iola store is the third of as many as eight, Everett said. “Eventually, we’d like to go all across eastern Kansas and into Missouri and Nebraska,” he said. The store is open from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, except Thursday, and from noon to 7 p.m.

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their steps, calories burned and sleep patterns. Being night owls has its perks: Braden, Ashlyn and Devyn saw their first shooting star. The family went on night hikes in the hills around the neighborhood. They had a late dinner in Hollywood and gawked at street performers on the Walk of Fame with other tourists. The family recently reached a milestone: Staying up through sunrise and sleeping during the day. And just as the children get used to Mars time, they’ll have to reboot later this month when they revert to their terrestrial ways in time for the start of school.

Saturday. The Iola shop is closed on Sunday and Thursday. “We’re excited to be here,” Everett said. “We opened a mobile store a couple of times here to test the market, and we felt Iola

was promising enough to go ahead and open a store (full time).” Initial reactions are encouraging, “Actually,” Everett said, “we’ve been pretty swamped every day.”


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THE POCKETBOOKS of about 288,000 Kansans are expected to directly suffer as a result of the tax plan, according to the analyses. Those Kansans number among the state’s poorest and would take hits due to the elimination of tax credits targeting low-income people who end the year owing no income taxes. On average, those tax filers would see credit reductions in a range between $110 and $127 each. Wagnon took aim at a report published by the American Legislative Exchange Council and authored by Laffer. The report claims that over a 10-year period the nine states without an income tax have economically outperformed states with relatively high income tax rates. Wagnon said Laffer used statistics selectively and inaccurately to make his case. The report has been criticized along the same lines by various economists, some of whom were cited by Wagnon. Wagnon noted that among Brownback’s stated goals as governor were increasing median household income and school performance. She said by those measures, the no-tax states lagged Kansas. Godfrey and Desetti said they opposed the tax cuts because they will undermine the state budget and force cuts to public school spending. When fully in place, the cuts are expected to decrease state tax collections by about

$850 million a year. “ W e k n o w these tax cuts will c a u s e e n o r - Gov. Brownback m o u s losses in the public sector,” said Godfrey, who came to Kansas from Alaska, one of the no income-tax states touted by Laffer and Brownback. “So, we’re going to experiment with this untested plan hoping to create private-sector jobs knowing that as a consequence we’re going to lose public-sector jobs. People talk as though public-sector jobs are undesirable. Those are our policemen, our firefighters, our educators, our case managers. Those people are important to our communities.” A public relations worker for the Kansas Department of Revenue attended the press conference and handed out a prepared statement from Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan. It repeated Brownback’s pledge that core government services would remain intact. “While opponents of tax reform try to roll back the clock with scare tactics and their belief in bigger government,” Jordan said, “Gov. Brownback is committed to funding core government services such as education, public safety and social service, while also looking forward to job creation and economic growth. Kansas is open for business.”

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end at a local casino, trying their luck on other games of chance. He plans to still help out when needed, if for no other reason to stay in touch with old friends. “We’ve got good people working here now,” he said, pointing to the Le-

gion’s new bingo chair, Iolan Durenda Frye. She’s assisted by Don Northcut, Jim Frye and Harold McAdams. “I’m sure I’m going to miss it,” Hoddy said. Hoddy is retired from his paying gig as well. He left the Kansas Department of Transportation about six years ago.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie flirted with a no-hitter, Salvador Perez drove in three runs and the Kansas City Royals beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 on Sunday to complete a three-game series sweep of the AL Central leaders. Paul Konerko reached on an infield single with two out in the seventh for Chicago’s first hit. Shortstop Alcides Escobar fielded Konerko’s grounder on the outfield grass and his one-hop throw was dropped by first baseman Eric Hosmer. Official scorer Del Black ruled it a hit and the Kauffman Stadium crowd of 22,401 loudly booed when the “H’’ was flashed on the scoreboard. “The shortstop was on the grass,” said Black, who has been

scoring Royals games since 1975. “He had to make a backhanded stop and he was off balance. It’s a tough play from that deep. He makes that play a lot, but it’s a tough play.” The White Sox collected two clean hits off Guthrie in the eighth when Dayan Viciedo and Ray Olmedo singled with two outs. Manager Ned Yost then summoned left-hander Tim Collins to face Dewayne Wise. Both runners scored when Wise’s hard grounder went between the legs of Hosmer and rolled to the right-field corner, tying it at 2. The error snapped Guthrie’s scoreless streak at 22 innings, the longest by a Royal this year. Guthrie was charged with two See Royals | B4

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Iola High’s new head volleyball coach is Emily (Larson) Sigg, who is a former IHS standout in the sport. Jeff Fehr, left, returns for his third season as freshman volleyball coach for the Fillies and Steven Stockebrand, a Yates Center native, joins the volleyball staff as an assistant coach.

Former IHS standout takes reins of Fillies’ volleyball By JOCELYN SHEETS

Emily Sigg is the new head volleyball coach for Iola High School. She’s no stranger to Fillies’ volleyball. Back in the day she was Emily Larson playing for the Fillies. “I’m excited about this season. It’s my first head coaching position. We’re going into a new league. The girls are learning a new system,” Sigg said. Sigg has a new assistant coach in Steven Stockebrand, who was a standout athlete for Yates Center High School about the same time Sigg was at IHS. Jeff Fehr returns to the Fillies’ volleyball staff for a third year as freshman coach. Although, the three coaches’ contracts weren’t finalized until last Monday by the USD 257 Board of Education, they were working with the IHS players over the summer. Players played in the Fort Scott summer volleyball league.

Volleyball scrimmage is 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at IHS “Basically, I just had them scrimmage a bit during the summer and watched what each one could do. It gave me an idea of the level of play the girls were at,” Sigg said. “We had a varsity and two junior varsity teams in the summer league at Fort Scott.” Sigg said the league matches were played every Monday throughout the summer. It allowed older girls to develop leadership skills and the younger girls got plenty of court time, she said. Sigg played four years of Fillies’ volleyball under coaches Dan Berg and Deena Powelson. She was on the only IHS volleyball team to reach a state tournament with Berg as head coach. “I still have the desire to play

and being a coach is the next best thing. I’m young enough to relate to the girls plus I can demonstrate the skills. I’m old enough that the girls see me as a head coach,” Sigg said. Sigg said she has been using IHS girls’ basketball coach Becky Carlson as a mentor. Sigg was the freshman basketball coach under Carlson last year. “Coach Carlson has been really helpful. We’re building a program here, not just a team for this year. I want my program built similar to Coach Carlson’s basketball program,” Sigg said. Sigg played for Carlson as a senior basketball player at Iola. The 2005-2006 Fillies’ basketball team captured the 2006 Kansas Class 4A State Basketball championship. Sigg went on to play basketball for Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, where the Lady Cavaliers won See VOLLEYBALL | B4

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Royals left fielder Alex Gordon (4), right fielder Jeff Francoeur (21) and center fielder Lorenzo Cain (6) celebrate Kansas City’s 5-2 win Sunday over the Chicago White Sox at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.

Rams roll over Chiefs in Governor’s Cup game ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jeff Fisher sure got a lot done in a week. Sam Bradford threw touchdown passes on his first two drives and the St. Louis Rams made marked improvements on the other side of the ball in Week 2 of the preseason in a 31-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the annual Governor’s Cup game Saturday night. “I think last week we had some self-inflicted wounds with some penalties and we were pretty much penalty free all game,” running back Steven Jackson said. “I think that was one of the huge differences between last week and this week. “I think we have something to build off.” Lance Kendricks and Danny Amendola scored on catches of 23 and eight yards and Jackson had 49 yards on seven carries in a 151yard first quarter that handed the backups a two-touchdown cushion. The Rams (1-1) totaled 215 yards in a 38-3 loss last week at Indianapolis, flopping in the debut of their new coach. “What happened tonight was directly related to what happened last week,” Fisher said. “We had a really good week of practice. “Not that we didn’t practice well before the Colts game but we put some more things in and things started to fall together for us.” Bradford was 6 for 9 for 102 yards for St. Louis. Matt Cassel played the first half for Kansas City (1-1) and was 13 for 18 for 142 yards. Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel began his postgame remarks by ripping the effort. Safety Kendrick Lewis aggravated a shoulder injury in the second quarter.

“Well, it was not very good tonight. And that’s being a little generous to say that,” Crennel said. “When you’re breaking camp and doing all those kinds of things, it just shows we’re not mature enough yet. No one really played good.” Rookie Greg Zuerlein’s 52-yard field goal capped a 17-point first half for the Rams, who trailed the NFL with a 12.1-yard scoring average last season while going 2-14. They scored 13 or fewer points in

12 games. Peyton Hillis scored on a oneyard run in the second quarter, and Jeremy Horne caught a 38yard touchdown pass from Brady Quinn in the waning minutes for the Chiefs. Kansas City committed four turnovers, including three lost fumbles, and played from behind the entire game. Last week the Chiefs beat Arizona 27-17 at home and got two touchdowns in two possessions by the first string.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe didn’t make the trip a day after signing a franchise tender. “We’ve got to do a better job of protecting the football and have to be more consistent,” Cassel said. “But all in all there are some positives to take away. “We scored on the two-minute drive and I think the guys responded to a little adversity early on.” Although the Chiefs have beaten the Rams five straight times

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Kansas City Chiefs center Rodney Hudson (61) pulls to block for teammate Jamaal Charles, left, against the St. Louis Rams in Saturday’s NFL preseason action at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. The Rams defeated the Chiefs, 31-17.

since 1997 in the regular season, the Rams lead the preseason series 9-5 since moving to St. Louis in 1995. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon attended the game. The attendance was announced at 53,272, although the 66,000-seat capacity stadium appeared to be about half-filled at kickoff. Cassel produced an 80-yard drive capped by Hillis’ one-yard run early in the second quarter on his third series. Jamaal Charles had 17 yards on three carries, and Kevin Boss had four receptions for 62 yards. “Obviously not good enough at all,” Cassel said, “and we’re back in training camp mode again on Monday.” The Chiefs’ first possession lasted just two plays with Craig Dahl recovering wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin’s fumble at the Kansas City 31. Amendola tumbled into the end zone with the ball despite interference on Javier Arenas to put the Rams up 14-0 with just over 10 minutes to go in the first. The Rams made an immediate splash. Bradford hit Amendola for a 35-yard gain off play action on the opening snap, and St. Louis needed only four plays and 1:58 to move 80 yards to take the lead on Kendricks’ catch over the middle. Rookies Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson scored on short runs in the third and fourth quarters for St. Louis. The Rams had a short field after Matthew Conrath intercepted Ricky Stanzi on a ball tipped by Jerome Murphy at the Chiefs’ 18 on the second play of the third quarter. That set up a one-yard run by Pead, a second-round pick slated to be Jackson’s backup.

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Man survives pierced skull RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 24-year-old construction worker survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head, doctors said Friday. Luiz Alexandre Essinger, chief of staff at Rio de Janeiro’s Miguel Couto Hospital, said doctors successfully withdrew the iron bar from Eduardo Leite’s skull during a five-hour surgery. “He was taken to the operating room, his skull was opened, they examined the brain and the surgeon decided to pull the metal bar out from the front in the same direction it entered the brain.” Essinger said. He said Leite was con-

scious when he arrived at the hospital and told him what had happened. He said Leite was lucid and showed no negative consequences after the operation. “Today, he continues well, with few complaints for a five-hour-long surgery,” Essinger said. “He says he feels little pain.” The bar fell from the fifth floor of a building under construction, went through Leite’s hard hat, entered the back of his skull and exited between his eyes, Essinger said, adding: “It really was a miracle” that Leite survived.

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Standing desks fight fatigue By JULIE DEARDORFF Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO — At Groupon’s Chicago office, it’s easy to look up to Joel Hadley. During most of his eight-hour-plus workday, Hadley stands at his desk, his head more than a foot above seated colleagues. Hadley says standing makes him feel alert, focused and energized. He also has less back and neck pain than when he used a chair. But it’s not necessarily the standing that makes Hadley feel better. Instead, the trick may be that the 29-year-old sales analyst rarely sits down. Thirty minutes of exercise a day used to be thought of as protection against the damaging effects of a desk job. Studies now show that even for those who work out during the day, prolonged sitting can increase the long-term risk of illness or death. As a result, some office workers are literally standing up for their health — shunning expensive ergonomically correct chairs, building makeshift standing desks and even slowly walking on treadmill desks, also called walkstations. Hundreds of companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard, Dell and Google, offer employees standing and treadmill desk options. It’s not just a Silicon Valley movement; employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Institutes of Health, the Mayo Clinic and dozens of universities have all purchased some form of a standing or treadmill desk. “In our society, many people are literally living with a stalled metabolic rate similar to an anesthetized patient for over 80 percent of the day,” said inactivity researcher Marc Hamilton, a professor at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, La. “No wonder we have an unsustainable health crisis.” In the past several de-

In our society, many people are literally living with a stalled metabolic rate similar to an anesthetized patient for over 80 percent of the day.

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cades, increased use of cars, computers and television has contributed to disease, experts say. Some people are either lying down or sitting 20 hours a day, raising their risk of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and some cancers, said Hamilton. “It was a huge oversight to ever think traditional forms of exercise, such as hopping on your treadmill for a few hours a week, can provide the specific antidote to spending 140 hours a week resting,” said Hamilton, who pioneered the fledgling field of “inactivity physiology.” “Sitting too much isn’t the same as exercising too little.” Since 2003, several of Hamilton’s studies have found that physical inactivity, such as sitting, can impair key mechanisms in the body that regulate fat and cholesterol metabolism — changes that aren’t reversed by exercise. Sitting also dramatically reduces contractions or electrical activity in skeletal muscles, because the chair is supporting the body’s weight, Hamilton said. “When you’re standing or walking, your leg muscles are constantly working, which helps to clear glucose and fats from the bloodstream,” said Hidde van der Ploeg, a senior researcher at the Department of Public and Occupational Health and the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. “If you’re sitting, this isn’t happening because the muscles aren’t active.” Even if you’re meeting the World Health Organization standards for 30 minutes of exercise a day, “it’s

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still important what you do in the remaining hours of the waking day,” van der Ploeg said. Van der Ploeg’s most recent study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, found that adults age 45 and older who sat 11 or more hours per day had a 40 percent increased risk of dying in the next three years compared with those who sat for less than four hours a day. Groupon’s Hadley, who said he enjoys sitting down when he thinks he has earned it — made his own standing desk nearly two years ago by propping his laptop on top of several black risers he found lying around the office. When he gets tired, he bends one leg at 90 degrees and rests that shin on the desk; then he switches sides. “When I sit down, I tend to relax,” said Hadley, who has no plans to return to his chair. “This keeps me more on my game.” Hadley’s enthusiasm inspired others in his row. Nima Elyassi-Rad, a senior sales intelligence analyst, also put his MacBook Pro on three risers. He says he stands about 12 hours a day; when he feels fatigued he sits on the arm of his chair. “I’m definitely more alert,” he said. But the two are still in the minority. Taylor Somach, 25, who sits next to Hadley, recently tried standing. “I got tired of it,” said Somach, who sits about nine hours a day at his desk and several more at home, watching television. “Besides, I have this fancy Herman Miller chair,” he said. “I feel like I should use it.”

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Seizures frightening for patient, observers Dear Dr. Donohue: My co-worker, 52, has felt bad for about a year. He comes to work but takes off after half a day. Today he fell from his chair with a loud “boom.” He had a seizure and was foaming from the mouth. By the time the ambulance arrived, he was coherent but didn’t remember what happened. The emergency-room doctor had several tests done. Nothing was found. He suggested that my co-worker see his regular doctor. What should he do? Whom should he see? — Anon. Answer: A seizure is a sudden discharge of electrical activity from nerve cells in the brain. Seizures come in many varieties. Your co-worker had a generalized tonic-clonic seizure, a grand mal seizure. Tonic is rigid muscle contraction at the beginning of the seizure followed by contraction and relaxation of the arm and leg muscles, tonic-clonic. The arms and legs jerk repeatedly. The mouth fills with saliva. Usually, the person emits a groan at the onset of the seizure. Seizures last only a few minutes, but it seems like an eternity to the observers. The patient wakens and does not remember what happened. He or she might appear somewhat confused.

Dr. Paul Donohue To Your Good Health This man needs a thorough workup soon. A neurologist is the doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of seizures. One seizure doesn’t constitute epilepsy, but the possibility of another seizure occurring is high. The neurologist will assess that possibility. Brain scans and a brain-wave test, an EEG (electroencephalogram), are all but standard for someone like this man. A tip for those who observe a seizure in progress: Put something soft under the patient’s head. Remove eyeglasses. Loosen ties and collars. Don’t try to forcibly stop the jerking movements. Don’t pry open the person’s mouth to prevent swallowing of the tongue. That never happens. Time the seizure. It’s usually over in two minutes. If it lasts longer than five minutes, medical help should be summoned. When the seizure stops, turn the patient on his side in case he should vomit. Dear Dr. Donohue: I had calcium oxalate kid-

Public notice (First published in The Iola Register August 13, 2012) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Bank of America, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. Jamie Fernandez and Jessica Fernandez, et al. Defendants. Case No. 12CV30 Court Number: Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Allen County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Allen County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Iola, Allen County, Kansas, on September 5, 2012, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lot Fifteen (15) and the East Five (5) Feet of Lot Fourteen (14), GARFIELD ADDITION to the City of Iola, in Allen County, Kansas, commonly known as 811 East Garfield Street, Iola, KS 66749 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the


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ney stones. I am on a new diet that’s low in oxalate and calcium foods. Every six months I have a 24hour urine collection and a blood check to see what my calcium and oxalate levels are. If I eat a lot of high-content oxalate foods and drinks the day of or the day before I have these tests, will these foods and drinks affect the tests? — K.B. Answer: Don’t change your diet. Stay on the same diet you adopt for yourself on a daily basis. Changing the diet will give you either a falsely low level of calcium and oxalate or a falsely high level. You want to know what the level is with your regular diet. Low calcium diets are not favored for those who had a calcium stone. A low intake of calcium increases the intestinal absorption of oxalate and the chances to form new stones. Unless your doctor has told you to stay on such a diet, you don’t need to watch your calcium intake. As for oxalate, it might be good to limit the intake of very high-content oxalate foods, such as spinach, peanuts, chocolate and soy. Most patients with a calcium oxalate stone don’t have to rigidly eliminate all oxalate foods from their diets.

The best prevention is to drink plenty of liquids: around 2 liters (a little more than 2 quarts) of liquids a day. You can judge how well you’re doing on keeping yourself hydrated by noting the color of your urine. It should be pale yellow or colorless. Dear



At 22 months, my greatgranddaughter’s vocabulary consists of “momma,” “daddy,” “mine,” “no,” “dog,” “Bob,” “up” and “uh-oh.” Every time she cries, a pacifier is put in her mouth. She uses it most of the time. In every other respect, her development is normal. She eats with a spoon and is almost potty-trained. Could the pacifier be responsible for her limited vocabulary? Her pediatrician sees nothing wrong. — D.G. Answer: At 18 months, an infant has a vocabulary of about 15 words. After the 2-year mark, the vocabulary expands to 50 to 100 words. As far as the pacifier being the cause for a small vocabulary, I can’t find any reliable information implicating it. I believe for the present I would let nature take its course. Children don’t always follow the accepted norms in every aspect of their learning and lives.

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Contact Iola High’s Mustangs lined up with full pads on offense and defense and went through plays Saturday morning. It was the end of two-a-day practices for the Mustang football team and third day of contact work. The Mustangs have three more days of full pads before their annual Blue and Gold scrimmage. The intrasquad scrimmage is at 7 p.m. Thursday at the football stadium in Riverside Park. Then it is another week of work leading into the 2012 season opener at home against Cherryvale, Aug. 31. Register/Jocelyn Sheets

unearned runs in 7 2/3 innings, allowing three singles, walking one and striking out four. The Royals regained the lead with three runs in the bottom half. Billy Butler led off with a walk and was replaced by Jarrod Dyson, who swiped second for his 23rd stolen base in 26 attempts and scored on Perez’s single to center off Jesse Crain (2-2). Mike Moustakas walked and scored on a throwing error by catcher A.J. Pierzynski. Lorenzo Cain’s twoout single scored Hosmer, who reached on a walk. Perez’s double, a high chopper down the thirdbase line, drove in Cain and Escobar to put the Royals in front in the sixth. Guthrie retired the first 14 batters he faced before walking Pierzynski on a full-count offering with two outs in the fifth. Alexei Ramirez broke his bat grounding out to third baseman Moustakas to end the inning. Greg Holland (6-3) retired the final four batters to pick up the victory. The Royals had four hits in the second inning and failed to score. Butler led off with a single, but Perez grounded into a double play. Moustakas, Jeff Francoeur and Hosmer hit consecutive singles, but Moustakas was thrown out at the plate when he attempted to score on Hosmer’s hit. The Royals swept a threegame series from the White Sox for the first time since 2003.

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two NJCAA Region VI, Division II championships, a 2008 NJCAA Division II District championship and placed fifth in the NJCAA Division II national tournament. Sigg transferred to Kansas State University in Manhattan, where she graduated in 2011 with a fine arts degree. She and her husband, Austin, an

Iola High graduate, live in Iola. “We grew up here and our families are here. We loved Iola and wanted to raise a family in our hometown,” Sigg said. Sigg gave birth to daughter Elliot June 24. Austin is enrolled in online classes at K-State, studying food science. He works full time at the Kansas Army National Guard Armory in Iola.

Biffle regains points lead on Michigan win in Sprint Cup action BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Greg Biffle insisted last week that he was perfectly happy staying out of the spotlight. That’s going to be a little harder now that he’s back atop the Sprint Cup points standings, so Biffle began talking up his title chances after his win at Michigan International Speedway. “I know that a lot of people don’t expect us to win the championship, and don’t expect us to compete for the title,” Biffle said. “I don’t care what they say or who they want to talk about, but we will be a factor when it comes down to Homestead. I promise you that.” Biffle took advantage Sunday when Jimmie Johnson — who was leading the race and the standings — had to leave the track with six laps to go because of a faltering engine. Biffle then held off Brad Keselowski in a green-white-checkered finish. Johnson dropped from first to fourth. Matt Kenseth moved up a spot to second despite a 17th-place showing. The 10-race Chase for the Sprint Cup begins next month and ends at Homestead. Kasey Kahne finished third in the 400-mile race,

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“Since practices began, we’ve stressed fundamentals. A lot of the girls have played a lot of club volleyball and come in with good teamwork skills,” Sigg said. “Jeff has really been helpful with evaluating the players. He’s been here and worked with the girls the past few years and is really good with the freshmen.” Fehr is a special education teacher at Iola High. Stockebrand graduated from Yates Center High in 2005, played basketball for Neosho County Community College in Chanute then transferred to Coffeyville Community College to play golf the next year. Stockebrand was a three-sport standout — football, basket-

ball and golf — at YCHS. “I want to teach and coach. I have a physical education degree from Pittsburg State. I did my student teaching in Iola, I substituted here last year but was an assistant coach in volleyball at Yates Center High,” Stockebrand said. He said he had worked with Coach Carlson in her summer basketball camps and knew Sigg through the camps. Both Sigg and Stockebrand applied for the head coaching job in the spring. “I’m happy being on the staff and just want to help make the girls into better ball players mentally and physically,” Stockebrand said.

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