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County SATURDAY WAS COLONY’S DAY hears budget requests

Cheating scandal detailed

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta schools Superintendent By BOB JOHNSON Beverly Hall knew about ing allegations on standardized Calls to the 911 dispatch center tests but either ignored them or average one almost every 10 mintried to hide them, according to a utes. state investigation. And while that may sound a litAn 800-page report released tle slow, played out over 24 hours Tuesday to The Associated Press a day and every day of the year, Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office the total comes to 55,000. Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was through an open records request “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 Register/Bob Johnson half or more are for true emerports and sometimes retaliated through a gear box engaged as its The Colony Day parade filled several blocks of Broad Street, the town’s main thoroughfare, Saturday. gencies — wasn’t the point of her 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 shows educators at nearly four speak of, the only noise emanatsioners. dozen Atlanta elementary and considerably quieter. ing from his unit was from the Murphy was before commismiddle schools cheated on stanHis “engine” — a pair of teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar sioners to request a 20 percent 1,200-pound mules — needed only dardized tests by helping sturotating back and forth. increase in the department’s bud- an occasional break from the stidents or changing the answers Joining Whiteley was neighbor get for 2012, up $126,000 over this fling summer heat as Whiteley once exams were handed in. and friend Greg Gleue, with his year’s $490,000. The investigators also found a traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sickThe increase seemed pretty acre prairie hay meadow. “culture of fear, intimidation and le bar mower pulled by a pair of Register/Bob Johnson hefty. Murphy reasoned health retaliation” in the school district “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. Gary Garretson, Coffeyville, demonstrated blacksmithing techinsurance will cost an additional over the cheating allegations, been taking it easy,” Whiteley “We’re having some fun with $50,000 atand another niques Colony Days.$6,000 was said. “It’s our little hobby.” which led to educators lying it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind expected for Kansas Public Emabout the cheating or destroying The mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a See COUNTY | Page A5 Ray Whiteley ley’s antique sickle bar mower, See CHEATING | Page A5 See MOWING | Page A5 a small wagon with cutting bar

Mowing effort recalls yesteryear

Isaac remnants keep temps down during festivities By BOB JOHNSON

COLONY — Mother Nature smiled on Colony Saturday, providing cloud cover from the outer edge of tropical storm Isaac to keep summertime temperatures at bay much of the day. Festivities included a 30-minute parade, volleyball and inflatable toys. Vendors offered funnel cakes, curly fries and a variety of sandwiches. Two luncheon specials drew crowds to downtown’s Colony Diner. Smoke swirled in the breeze

Temps for run look inviting

from Gary Garretson’s forge, prompting the Coffeyville blacksmith to urge spectators to “stand back a bit, you don’t want a nose full of smoke.” Garretson heated ends of a small horseshoe to cherry red and then changed its configuration with a small sledge on an anvil. Someone had asked him to make a card holder. In self-deprecating humor, Garretson referred to the piece of curled iron as “more of a mistake.” He was one of several artisans


An anticipated field of a thouRegister/Bob Johnson sand runners and walkers, who Left, Amy Shannon and son Creed, part of the Allen County Rough Riders contingent in the Colony will flee Iola’s downtown busiDay parade, wave to spectators. Right, Charlene Tinsley, Colony Day grand marshal, is surrounded by ness district early Saturday as kids on her parade float. Charley Melvin did in 1905, can be thankful that Melvin chose to who took advantage of the event real blacksmith work in midCof- process as a kid pounding iron do his dastardly to deed in the feyville.” to show off their skills. on his dad’s anvil. dle of the night. “I spent 1982-85 working with Garretson, a welder by trade, In a demonstration, Garretson Had the event being commemogot his start in blacksmith- Sam an apprentice,” he said, ratedasoccurred in mid-day, par- noted “the more you hammer on ing with Sam Shaw, the “last who allowed he got a taste of the a horseshoe, the harder it gets.” ticipants 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 exdiscomfort scale during daytime pect a lot of people to sign up FriFriday and Saturday. As is, they day night.” Cost is $12 for the walk. Runwill run and walk in somewhat more inviting temperatures pre- ners’ fees are $14 for youth to age Register/Susan Lynn dicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. 17, $20 for adults and $17 each for These men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite members of teams. Saturday. race,By theRICHARD drag race.LUKEN From left to right arepolice Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Lohman, David Toland and Iola officers, assisted by Nic After none was found, the scene Runners in the third annual The race — many walkers will Fred Heismeyer. The race begins Allen at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse County sheriff ’s deputies, square. was cleared at about 11 p.m., Iola event will aim for best times of be out for a stroll — will cap activAn investigation continues into closed off a portion of North State Police Chief Jared Warner said. 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for ities that start late Friday aftera series of bomb threats phoned Street until a pair of Kansas HighStore officials at Orscheln Farm females, set last year. noon and will go on throughout into Iola businesses Friday night way Patrol dogs capable of detect- & Home and Dollar General also Sticks of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” the evening. Included will be the and Saturday. ing explosives were summoned to shuttered their businesses when will be awarded the first three much-awaited “drag race,” feaThe first threat, called into Iola the scene. notified of the threat. places for males and females in of JOHNSON the area’s finest By SUSANstore LYNN By BOB year woman’s garter was transThe Shirt Shop, 20 W.phoned Jackson, turing some Walmart, prompted officials Dogsa were brought in from ToThree more threats were each of five ages groups, 15 and men and women dressed in drag. ferred one participant’s to order a mandatory evacuation peka andfrom Independence to searchleg where participants will have a See BOMB | Page A6 under, 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 and 61 Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen If you’ve got enough of it, FriHannah Platt considered toexplosives. another. wide selection from which to Friday. for and over. County, co-sponsor with Allen day night is the night to let your teaching when she was a stu“It’s better than a baton,” said choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. All participants will break Crimestoppers for grade “The hair down. dent. Platt is a new fourth David Toland, executive director Registration to participate County from in front of the post office. Melvin MadElementary Bomber Run One sure test is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the drag race is $5. That also Charley teacher at Lincoln . Life,” saidsenior total ofyear particin the “Drag Race” as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s gains participants entrance to a for your During her at Runners will follow a course that was approaching 450,Platt with will take them on West to Washthe Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber events. Iola High School, 2005-06, 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive ipants about 200 signed on for the 5-kiloRun For Your Life race. mentored students at McKin- ington, then Jackson, Jefferson If you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can meter run. The walk will follow Men and women alike are en- wear — no worries. ley Elementary and found thea and East to Cottonwood. They be purchased in advance at the See TEMPS | B6 3-kilometer course. couraged to dress in a cross-genexperience so rewarding that it By RICHARD LUKEN Dresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or Friday night on “Registration, including manner and then “compete” and other accoutrements will be decided her course of study in See EGO | Page B6 ably a fifth online, has really inNutrition teams of comes four in . Last college. inaa relay hurry for available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s Following two years at AlIola High School students these len Community College, she days. Hannah Platt enrolled in elementary educaNearly 100 high-schoolers tion at Ottawa University, a colhave taken advantage of “second lege she picked because it was has a good handle on most of breakfast,” a 10-minute break small and gave her an at-home the core subjects. Even so, onmidway through their — morning By JOE SNEVE Since 1871 — going review of what they have feeling. schedules in order to grab what At the bandstand Jim Garner, director “I learned a lot” during the learned is very much a part of amounts to nutritious snacks beWhen Brian Pekarek was hired Thursday, July 7, 2011 8 p.m. mentoring experience, Platt the educational process. fore they return to class. as superintendent of the Iola PROGRAM So are some things that a few said. Offerings include school district in February, he Star Spangled Bannerbreakfast ..................................................arr. J.P. Sousa years ago might have come as She spent her senior semesbars, Pop-Tarts, slices of zucchini saw an opportunity to “reinvigoAmericans We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore ter at Ottawa student-teaching a surprise in an elementary bread or other similarly packaged rate” USD 257. Rock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... arr. Jack Bullock in the Central Heights (Rich- classroom. items, as well as milk or juice. With a focus on academic Army of the Nile — march...................................Kenneth J. Alford “We’re learning to write mond) district, which fortified The program was developed achievement and public transparBegin of the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porter from 1 to 10 in Japanese,” she Platt’s decision to make teachthrough the encouragement of ency, Pekarek hopes he can furInvercargill — march ................................................... Alex Lithgow said. ing her career. theHymn United Department of ther success for the district and toStates the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney “It’s part of Grandfather’s Being able to return home to Agriculture, which is looking for the more than 1,300 students relyMen of Ohio — march ............................................. Henry Fillmore Journey,” the textbook for lanteach was icing on the cake. ways to increase breakfast particing on it. A Sixties Time Capsule — medley .............................. arr. Jennings guage arts, Platt said. Foreign ipation among students. Pekarek walks his talk. A naThe Washington Post — march ...................................John P. Sousa Register/Richard Luken language interludes are Boring meant at DO acenter, lot,” visits Platt with ob- Barb Brian“WE Pekarek, Geffert and Marcy Rained out concerts| will rescheduled for Friday evening. See BREAKFAST PagebeA6 PEKAREK | Page A5 to pique the students’ interest Iola High School students, from left, GarrettSee Tomlinson, Duncan of her daily routine. theserved USD 257 board office. Brookes, Gage Tomlinson and Devon Simpson sort through Platt said this age group beyond everyday occurrences.

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Obituaries George Hardwick

George William Hardwick, 82, Iola, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Moran Manor. George was born Feb. 4, 1930, in Fort Scott, the son of Montie Leonard and Helen Elizabeth (Schmidt) Hardwick. He grew up in Fort Scott George where he gradu- Hardwick ated from high school and received his business degree from Fort Scott Junior College. He worked for the railroad in Kansas City, for Lindy Gas in Neosho, Mo., and was office manager for Union Carbide in Omaha before being transferred to Houston. George returned to Kansas after he retired in 1991. George attended St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola and Knights of Columbus before entering the nursing home. He is survived by a brother, Robert “Bob” Hardwick and wife Fay, Iola, and a host of nieces,

nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, Don and John Hardwick, and a sister, Louise Meyer. Cremation has taken place with inurnment in West Plains Cemetery near Fort Scott. Family services will be later. The family wishes to thank the Moran Manor Family and Dr. Brian Wolfe for the wonderful care they gave George. Memorials may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, American Cancer Society, Moran Manor or St. John’s Catholic Church. Online condolences for the family may be left at

Fred Anderson

Fred E. Anderson, 90, Iola, died Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements and complete obituary information will be available later. Online condolences for the family may be left at

Riley Moore

Riley E. Moore, brother of Helen Moore Gilpin, was born Oct. 13, 1914, in Topeka, to Riley R. and Birdie O. (Greenough) Moore. He died of complications from prostate cancer on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, at 97 at his home in Lacey, Wash., with his family around him. Riley had two siblings, George (deceased) and a sister, Helen, 96, currently residing in Iola. Riley spent his early childhood in Topeka and Chicago, where his father worked as an advertising and marketing manager for Capper Publications. Riley attended the University of Kansas in Lawrence from 1932 through 1937 where he studied pre-medicine and was a member of the Sigma Chi fraternity. In 1935 he married his longtime sweetheart, Winifred Rafter, whom he had known since grade school. Their only child, Riley R. Moore II, was born in 1936. Riley was employed with the International Harvester Implement Company from 1937 until his retirement in 1974. Riley worked in

the Overseas Division of International Harvester in Buenos Aires, Argentina (1951-1955) and manager in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (19551963). Leaving Brazil, Riley and his family returned to Chicago, working in the corporate headquarters of the Overseas Division until his retirement. After retirement, Riley and his wife settled in Corpus Christi, Texas, and traveled extensively throughout Central and South America, especially enjoying spending their winters in the Manzanillo, Mexico, area. With the death of his beloved wife in 2011, Riley moved from Texas to Lacey to be near his immediate family. He is survived by his sister, Helen Gilpin, Iola; his son, Riley R. Moore II and wife, Patricia Ann (Powers) Moore, Lacey; his grandsons, Walter Jacob Moore and Riley R. Moore III and wife, Anna Knudson, their children, Riley James Moore and Patrick Lars Moore, and several nieces and nephews, including Joan Gilpin Golden, Lawrence, and Ken Gilpin and Jim Gilpin, Iola.

Duncan, the ‘Gentle Giant’ actor, dies at 54 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Clarke Duncana, a former bodyguard turned actor, died Monday at age 54. Duncan died at CedarsSinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart


attack, said his fiancée, reality TV personality Rev. Omarosa Manigault, in a statement released by publicist Joy Fehily. Duncan “suffered a myocardial infarction on July 13 and never fully recovered,” the statement said.

“Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date.” Tom Hanks, star of 1999’s “The Green Mile” — the film that earned a thenlittle-known Duncan a sup-

porting-actor nomination at the Academy Awards — said he was “terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of ‘The Green Mile.’ He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.”

Woodlawn Cemetery of Lacey handled funeral arrangements and cremation. Riley’s wishes were that his remains along with those of his wife be scattered on the Bay of Corpus Christi.

Alene Gardner

Alene M. Gardner, 91, Iola, passed away Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012, at Iola Nursing Center. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church, Iola, where visitation will follow the service. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Iola. Memorials may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel for Trinity United Methodist Church or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Online condolences for the family may be left at

Colleen Hayes

A graveside ash-burial service will be held in memory of Colleen Cady Hayes at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at Iola’s Highland Cemetery.

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Allen County Historical Society Board of Directors meting, 7 p.m., ACHS Museum, 20 S. Washington Ave. Knights of Columbus, 7 p.m., St. John’s Parish Center.


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. Iola Public Library board meeting, 6 p.m., Flewharty-Powell Annex.


Allen County Hospital Auxiliary meeting, 1:30 p.m., hospital conference room. Senior Citizens Card Club potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m., senior citizens center, 204 N. Jefferson.



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Love and patience perfect mix for paraprofessionals By TERRY BROYLES Humboldt Correspondent

HUMBOLDT — Carissa Brannan enjoys assisting in the firstgrade classroom with teacher, Julie Weilert. As a first-time paraprofessional, Brannan, 30, said she likes being around the students. “I enjoy this age group and seeing the transformation they make at this age,� she said. “They can come up with the funniest things.� Brannan graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2004 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was a substitute teacher for USD 506 in Labette County for two years while attending college. Returning to the area a year ago, her family relocated from Dennis, west of Parsons. “We live southeast of Humboldt in the country, close to my parents, grandparents and my brother and his family,� she said. She and husband Jason have two daughters, Alyvia, 7, in the second grade at Humboldt El-

on task throughout the day. “I’m patient with the students and try to be understanding of their needs and differences,� she said. The challenge is “getting to know each child’s learning habits to ensure they succeed.�

Carissa Brannan ementary, and Kynna, 4, attends the Growing Place Child Care Center. “It’s a plus for me to be in the same building with my daughter,� Brannan said. During a typical day, Brannan will give first-graders extra help when needed and help them stay

LORI GOODELL is back as a paraprofessional at Humboldt Elementary School after a period with the Crest School District and several years at Iola Vision Source. “I was a para with ANW Co-op in 2003-04 at Humboldt Elementary where I worked with kindergarten to fifth-grade students and enjoyed every minute of it,� Goodell said. In the Crest-Colony district for two and half years, Goodell worked with students in middle school before she took time off to stay home with her second son for a year. The Goodells moved back to Kansas from Missouri almost nine years ago. They located in rural Colony where both sons attend school, Bryson in third

grade and Brayden in first. This year Goodell, 39, is a para for third-grade teachers Darcie Croisant and Linda Honas. “I work with children in all subjects and at times may work with a student one-on-one helping them understand a subject that may be tricky or giving them a pat on the back when a job is well done.� Other duties include grading papers, running copies, assisting in physical education class and lunch duty. “I work with both third-grade classes in a group together with phonics, reading comprehension, study island and have a ‘fun Friday’ to end a good week with treats and computer games,� she said. Goodell graduated from Iola High School in 1992 and attended Allen Community College for two years. “I have a passion for seeing children succeed,� she said. “When you see a child struggle in school and this child gets assistance, knowing I had a part of

Lori Goodell helping a child succeed is an awesome feeling. It gives me a feeling of knowing I have gone above and beyond expectations.� Goodell also likes the challenges that come with teaching. “If there were not any challenges, it would be a boring day,� she said. “I am honored knowing I was chosen to be a district para at Humboldt Elementary. “It is a great day to be a Cub!�

Humboldt news Calendar

Today-Biblesta committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Humboldt library; Biblesta chorus practice, United Methodist Church, 7 p.m. Friday-Downtown Action Team meeting, 1:30 p.m., Humboldt library. Saturday-Healthy Ecosystems community work day at Neosho River Park, 8 a.m.; paper drive; citywide garage sales; combine derby, 4 p.m., Humboldt Speedway. Monday-Chamber of Commerce meeting, noon, Humboldt library. Sept. 15-Miles for Stacy run/walk and washers tournament, 6 p.m., city square.


Christy Suefert hosted the Aug. 20 meeting of GALS FCE in her home with 15 members in attendance. Linda Leonard gave the planning schedule for the December arts and crafts show. Janie Works reminded members of the fall ses-

Terry Broyles 473-3727 sion of Story Hour at the library and Carol Bauer said the Halloween Parade would most likely take place on Oct. 31. Plans for revamping the annual arts and crafts show are in the works, including the selection of a new name for the event. Following discussion of several name ideas, the decision on the final selection will be left to the show committee. The fall Story Hour will utilize the library’s Summer Reading Program resources for 3- to 5-year-olds on Oct. 9, 11, 16 and 18. Sessions will be for one hour beginning at 10 a.m. G.A.L.S. will not take part in the Biblesta window decorating this year. Terry Butts reported 37

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volunteer hours were recorded for the month and election of officers will be at next month’s meeting. Dee Ann Parsons presented the lesson on mental health issues and the advocacy for them sharing information on numerous disorders seen in everyday life in many families.

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A car wash owned by Mike Hofer was notified Friday it could operate as a business without any water restrictions under the current Stage 2 water warning. An e-mail from City Administrator Larry Tucker gave Hofer the OK. All other water restrictions are still in effect.

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Mary Martha Circle of First Baptist Church met Aug. 23. Twelve ladies answered roll call with their favorite book of the Bible. Joyce Hudson gave devotions, “The Wisdom of Hot Chocolate.� The Southeast Area Annual Gathering will be at the church Sept. 16. Donations of cleaning supplies and paper products will be accepted during the month and plans made for ABW Sunday. Juanita Lundine gave

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Shoppers and bargain hunters will traverse the city Saturday as part of the citywide garage sale event sponsored by Chapter AM, PEO. Shoppers can organize their route by picking up a free map at local convenience stores, Moon’s Hometown Market, Terry’s Flowers or the library listing all sale participants with addresses and featured sale items. Balloons and a sign in the yard will also mark the location of the 21 garage sale locations, PEO member Judy Middendorf said. Miles for Stacy

Registrations are still being taken for the Sept. 15 fundraiser 5K run/walk and washers tournament that will benefit local resident Stacy Criss, who is fighting cancer. Forms are available at Dr. Sean McReynold’s dentist office, Humboldt Pharmacy and USD 258 Board of Education office. The run/walk, washers tournament, food and music will take place in the city square beginning at 6 p.m. Criss is the wife of Humboldt USD 258 Superintendent of Schools K.B. Criss.

Thought for the day “There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why.� — William Barclay, Scottish theologian (19071978).

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City employees, Chaz Sanchez, right, and Bob Krone, rake over the dirt around one of nine directional signs erected last week, while Justin Houk operates the skid steer. Humboldt’s PRIDE committee teamed up with B&W Trailer Hitches, the city and Humboldt High School to design and manufacture the signs featuring the arch bridge at the Neosho River. This sign is at Cannon Park on North Ninth Street.

Neosho River Park work day Saturday Members of the Westar Green Team joined the Humboldt Healthy Ecosystems committee Aug. 27, for a walk-around at Neosho River Park. The group mapped out areas designated for grass and flowers giving the Westar Green Team a visual estimate of size. Local Westar employee and Green Team member JoAnn Roether introduced Ben Postlethwait, member of the Green Team and Sustain Coordinator, who listed specific assistance the Team could offer, including grass and flower seeds, plants, pedestals for identification signs, as well as blue bird and bat houses. The ecosystems group will place identification signs on the different variety of trees in the park and the Green Team will provide the pedestals to hold the signs. Once HHE is ready to construct a kiosk/


shelter, maybe next spring, Postlethwait said the Green Team could also provide signage. He set Nov. 10 as a Green Team work day in the park, with Dec. 1 as a rain date. Preparing the grounds for planting will take place Saturday with a community work day at the park in order to remove certain trees, debris and rocks. “Workers should meet at the River Park at 8 a.m. with rakes, trimmers and chain saws,� HHE member Vada Aikins said. “We encourage everyone to come.� Sunny Shreeve, HHE member, reported the Partners In PRIDE grant application has been submitted and if awarded to Humboldt, would be used for the purchase of picnic tables. A city must be selected as a “City of Excellence� within the PRIDE program in order to apply for the PIP grant.



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A GOP leader leaves the party — or vice versa State Sen. Jean Schodorf, a moderate Republican who chairs the Senate Education Committee and has held her office since 2001, has announced that she is leaving the Republican Party. She hasn’t made up her mind whether to become a Democrat or an independent, she told the Wichita Eagle. Sen. Schodorf was one of the victims of Gov. Sam Brownback’s war on moderate Republicans in the Legislature. She was defeated in the August primary by Michael O’Donnell, a Wichita City Council member who was backed by the antitax, anti-government Americans for Prosperity (read David and Charles Koch), the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, which is also heavily supported by the Koch brothers, and Brownback.

(The Republican Party) has changed. There’s no room for people who actually think in moderation. I kept thinking, ‘We’re in the same party. Why are we crucifying ourselves?’

— Jean Schodorf, state senator from Wichita

In her statement, Sen. Schodorf said: “My family has been Republican since Lincoln — since the party started. My parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents were all Republicans But it’s changed. There’s no room for people who actually think in moderation. “I kept thinking, ‘We’re in the same party. Why are we crucifying ourselves?’” That’s a good question with an apparent answer: Gov. Sam Brownback wants a Legislature that will pass his legislation. The Kansas House of Representatives became very conservative before Brownback became governor and

welcomed his hard right agenda. The Senate was different. It was led by moderate Steve Morris and enough other moderates that the governor felt frustrated. He responded by breaking all precedent and organizing challenges in the primary election to the senators he saw as roadblocks to his efforts to reshape Kansas government. He found well-heeled allies in the Koch brothers and the state Chamber of Commerce. So Kansans were treated to the ugly spectacle of Republicans attacking Republicans in the August election. CHANCES ARE Schodorf ’s decision to leave the party will be welcomed by the new GOP majority, which sits far to the right of the Republican leaders who went before the present batch. She has been dismissed with a smear as a RINO — a Republican in name only. Name-calling aside, traditional Republicans like Bill Graves, Nancy Kassebaum, Bob Dole, James B. Pearson and, before them, Alf Landon, put Kansas on the national political map. Those leaders had national reputations as solid thinkers. Not one of them would win a Republican Party nomination in today’s political climate. Today, the only Kansas politician of national standing is Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat who made her reputation as a progressive moderate twoterm governor who was also an expert on health care issues. Optimistic RINOS — who think things will get better after they get much worse — will not leave the GOP, but will stick with it until the rebirth. On some even-numbered year ahead, Kansas voters will come to the realization that a teensyweensy state government gets teensy-weensy results and decide to rebuild Kansas from the wreckage now being made in Topeka. Then the party will need to move back toward center and elect a band of builders to move into the Capitol and go to work. — Emerson Lynn, jr.

Quotations of the day By The Associated Press

“I am terribly saddened at the loss of Big Mike. He was the treasure we all discovered on the set of ‘The Green Mile.’ He was magic. He was a big love of man and his passing leaves us stunned.” — Tom

Hanks after the death of actor Michael Clarke Duncan, who died Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he was being treated for a heart attack.


“On first down he hikes taxes by nearly $2,000 on the average family with kids in order to pay for massive tax cuts for multimillionaires. ... Sounds like unnecessary roughness to me.” President Barack

Obama in a campaign appearance in Toledo, Ohio, saying Republican challenger Mitt Romney should be penalized for

“unnecessary roughness” on the middle class and accused him in a ringing labor Day speech of backing higher taxes for millions after opposing the 2009 auto industry bailout.


“I dare say, before Katrina there’s no way that you would have the president and Romney here within days of one another in a storm of this relatively small magnitude — not to diminish the impact of it (Isaac).” — Robert Mann, director

of the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at Louisiana State University as presidents, and would-be presidents, can’t afford to get panned like George W. Bush after his decision to observe Hurricane Katrina’s flooding of New Orleans first in a flyover in Air Force One instead of putting his feet on the ground, giving critics an opening to argue that he was indifferent to the suffering below.

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Romney to voters: trust me on details By CHARLES BABINGTON Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republicans wrapped up their “trust me” convention, sending presidential nominee Mitt Romney into the final weeks of a campaign that is long on promises and strikingly short on details. When his wife, Ann, kicked things off by declaring “you can trust Mitt,” she summed up the three-day theme, intentionally or not. Take it on faith, the message was. Because Romney is not spelling out how he intends to restore fiscal responsibility while cutting taxes, expanding the military and standing by — for now, at least — as lawmakers from both parties jealously protect countless government programs. Allies promised Romney will tell “hard truths” and not duck tough issues. But so far he has specified little about the pain Americans would have to accept to tame deficit spending and cure other ills he blames on President Barack Obama. Republicans are quick to note that Obama, too, pushes ideas that fall well short of putting the government back on a track to balanced budgets in the foreseeable future, and he has not offered a plan to put entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security on a sustainable long-term path. But Obama has gone further than Romney, if for no other reason than presidents submit proposed budgets to Congress. Obama has proposed tax hikes — mostly on wealthier Americans — and targeted spending cuts, including a bid to trim Medicare spending by $716 billion over 10 years, in part to finance his health care law. If Obama glosses over important details at the Democrats’ convention next week, he’ll open himself to the same tough scrutiny that Romney invited in Tampa. Curiously, Republican convention speakers cast an even sharper light on Romney’s stinginess with eat-your-broccoli details, by painting him as a gutsy politician unafraid to anger voters. “Mitt Romney will tell us the hard truths we need to hear to end the torrent of debt that is compromising our future and burying our economy,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said in the keynote address. “Our problems are big, and the solutions will not be painless.” But who, specifically, will suffer pain, and what kind of pain? Romney has not said. On Medicare, for instance, he calls for eventually shifting the popular-but-costly program to a voucher-like program, which

Having an electoral mandate helps. But that requires a nominee to campaign on a specific issue, so if he wins, he can tell the naysayers he has the voters’ endorsement for change. almost certainly would reduce costs and benefits. But the change wouldn’t start for 10 years, and by then Romney would be an ex-president, even if he wins two terms. Meanwhile, details of the benefit changes are impossible to know. On the spending side, Romney would restore the 10-year, $716 billion in Medicare cuts, or savings, that Obama wants. A casual TV viewer of the GOP convention might wonder why the party that calls for less government has nominated someone who wants to restore billions of dollars in spending cuts pushed by a Democratic president. ROMNEY is no more specific about which tax breaks, or “loopholes,” he would eliminate so he can reduce tax rates without big drops in revenue. Perhaps the mortgage interest deduction? The charitable gifts deduction? The tax break for employer-provided health insurance? “I know our Democrat friends would love to have me specify one or two so they could amass the special interests to fight that effort,” Romney told Time magazine. Indeed, such tax breaks have powerful friends with well-paid lobbyists. But so does virtually every government spending program, agency and tax quirk. That’s why almost any effort to cut spending or raise revenues faces stiff, sometimes ferocious, resistance in Washington. Having an electoral mandate helps. But that requires a nominee to campaign on a specific issue, so if he wins, he can tell the naysayers he has the voters’ endorsement for change. On the spending side, Romney promises to cut $500 billion per year by 2016 to bring spending below 20 percent of the U.S. economy. He says he will balance the budget by 2020. Not only does he provide few specific targets for spending cuts. He also calls for big increases in military spending, along with the restored Medicare money, plus lower income tax rates. The few specifics Romney offers include repealing Obama’s health care law, cutting federal payrolls, weaning Amtrak from subsidies, trimming foreign aid and curbing the Medicaid health care program for the poor and dis-

A casual TV viewer of the GOP convention might wonder why the party that calls for less government has nominated someone who wants to restore billions of dollars in spending cuts pushed by a Democratic president.

abled. Those steps would not get him close to his overall goals. But he’s offering few other details. “I’m going to take a lot of departments in Washington, and agencies, and combine them,” Romney told Florida campaign donors in April, in remarks overhead by reporters. “Some elimination, but I’m probably not going to lay out just exactly which ones are going to go,” he said. To date, he has stuck to that strategy. House Republican leaders routinely force the Defense Department to keep spending money on programs and weapons systems it wants to scrap. The GOP-led House recently rejected efforts to trim Pentagon spending on military bands and sponsorships for sports organization such as NASCAR. If a debt-ridden government can’t reduce spending on military musicians, critics say, how can it hope to make much deeper and more painful cuts in programs such as Medicare and Social Security? Lawmakers defend existing programs, of course, because their constituents — the American people — want them, sometimes desperately. Christie was right to say voters should hear “hard truths” and brace for pain if the nation is to control deficit spending. Of course, voters often reject politicians who peddle such medicine. In a National Journal poll, three-fourths of Americans said Social Security should not be cut at all, and four-fifths said the same about Medicare. A CBS News poll found that 45 percent of Americans say they will accept less local government if it means significantly lower taxes. As Romney and other politicians know, however, the appetite for smaller government drops as the debate becomes more specific. Eighty percent of those polled by CBS said they would not accept fewer firefighters and police officers, for instance. Sen. John McCain used the word “trust” seven times in his convention speech lauding Romney. “I trust him to lead us,” said McCain, who defeated Romney and others to become the party’s 2008 nominee. Romney, a well-financed candidate who has been running for president for five years, is an attractive alternative for millions of voters ready for change. As for the sliver of undecided voters wondering exactly what he would do if elected? He asks for their trust.


Appealing EMS claims to Medicare Medicare will many times deny ambulance claims the first time they are billed. This is a reaction to fraud and abuse in the Medicare system dealing specifically with ambulance claims. Unfortunately, all are punished for the actions of a few bad apples. A famous example from the SHICK Education and Outreach Coordinator is of a doctor in western Kansas who ordered an ambulance for each one of his patients who needed to go to the hospital from his office. The hospital was directly across the street from his practice, but since he owned the ambulance company he ordered it so that he could bill Medicare for the ride. Most ambulance rides will be paid if the Medicare beneficiary or their advocate takes the time to appeal the denied claim. It

Tara Solomon Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences

is not a difficult task, but will take some time. Here are the steps you should follow: 1. Contact the doctor who treated you and ask for a letter to describe your condition when you were transported. 2. You or someone present at the time also may write a letter to describe the situation. 3. Medicare pays when it would have been dangerous to your health or life to have been transported in a regular vehicle. 4. Be specific in your letter as to what you couldn’t do at the time of transport. 5. You will need a Medi-

care Summary Notice with EMS transport listed. Those who have not received the notice should call (800) 633-4227. A voice-activated system will guide the caller through the billing plans. Make sure you say “ambulance” or press 6 when so instructed. Callers also must indicate they are calling from Kansas. Those with Internet access can visit the Medicare website, www.Medicare. gov. Click on “’ to register, at which time you can receive a copy of your Medicare Summary Notice. Keep copies of the notice at home and mail a second copy to Medicare. The address is on the front page. Most responses take six to eight weeks. DO NOT RELY on the ambulance or EMS com-

pany to file this appeal for you. You must file your own appeal. If EMS bills are ignored many times the EMS company will file with the IRS and at tax time the money will be collected from your refund. Continue to stay apprised of Medicare news and issues by visiting an Extension blog at www. shickinajif f.wordpress. com. Don’t forget about the upcoming Part D Prescription Drug Plan Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15Dec. 7. Tara Solomon is a KState Research and Extension Family and Consumer Sciences and 4-H Extension agent assigned to Southwind District. For more information, consult, or visit Tara’s blog at extensionmatters.wordpress. com, call (620) 244-3826 or email

Voyager 1 ready to see stars “ Time after time, By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer

Thank You to everyone for their thoughtfulness through this time of sorrow. Margaret will be deeply missed.

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Voyager revealed unexpected — kind of counterintuitive — results, which means we have a lot to learn. — Ed Stone, professor Cal Institute of Technology

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space — the first time a manmade object will have escaped to the other side. Perhaps no one on Earth will relish the moment more than 76-year-old Ed Stone, who has toiled on the project from the start. “We’re anxious to get outside and find what’s out there,” he said. When NASA’s Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 first rocketed out of Earth’s grip in 1977, no one knew how long they would live. Now, they are the longest-operating spacecraft in history and the most distant, at billions of miles from Earth but in different directions. Wednesday marks the

35th anniversary of Voyager 1’s launch to Jupiter and Saturn. It is now flitting around the fringes of the solar system, which is enveloped in a giant plasma bubble. This hot and turbulent area is created by a stream of charged particles from the sun. Outside the bubble is a new frontier in the Milky Way — the space between stars. Once it plows through, scientists expect a calmer environment by comparison. When that would happen is anyone’s guess. Voyager 1 is in uncharted celestial territory. One thing is clear: The boundary that separates the solar system and interstellar space is near, but it could take days, months or years to cross that milestone. Voyager 1 is currently more than 11 billion miles from the sun. Twin Voyager 2, which celebrated its launch anniversary two weeks ago, trails behind at 9 billion miles from the sun. They’re still ticking despite being relics of the early Space Age. Each only has 68 kilo-


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bytes of computer memory. To put that in perspective, the smallest iPod — an 8-gigabyte iPod Nano — is 100,000 times more powerful. Each also has an eight-track tape recorder. Today’s spacecraft use digital memory. The Voyagers’ original goal was to tour Jupiter and Saturn, and they sent back postcards of Jupiter’s big red spot and Saturn’s glittery rings. They also beamed home a torrent of discoveries: erupting volcanoes on the Jupiter moon Io; hints of an ocean below the icy surface of Europa, another Jupiter moon; signs of methane rain on the Saturn moon Titan. Voyager 2 then journeyed to Uranus and Neptune. It remains the only spacecraft to fly by these two outer planets. Voyager 1 used Saturn as a gravitational slingshot to catapult itself toward the edge of the solar system. “Time after time, Voyager revealed unexpected — kind of counterintuitive — results, which means we have a lot to learn,” said Stone, Voyager’s chief scientist and a professor of physics at the California Institute of Technology. These days, a handful of engineers diligently listen for the Voyagers from a satellite campus not far from the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which built the spacecraft. The control room, with its cubicles and carpeting, could be mistaken for an insurance office if not for a blue sign overhead that reads “Mission Controller” and a warning on a computer: “Voyager mission critical hardware. Please do not touch!”

4-H news

Prairie Dell 4-H Club met Aug. 3 at the Riverside Park shelter house following Allen County Fair week. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Annika Hobbs and Henry Wicoff. Isaiah Wicoff reviewed how to make a motion for his parliamentarian’s report. Committees reported the club placed third in the Barnyard Olympics, received a blue on its hay bale, and received Reserve Grand Champion with the club’s banner at the fair. Following the meeting club members went swimming at the Iola Municipal Pool.

It’s time to split those peonies Be patient; Perennials will be back sooner than you think Peonies are one of my favorite perennial flowers. Like most perennials, the blooms don’t last long but they are beautiful and smell wonderful. They are a favorite of many gardeners because of their low maintenance. Though peonies can be left in place indefinitely, many gardeners wish to increase their plantings and use a process known as division to gain more plants. Perennials also need to be divided just to maintain health. The flowers themselves give signals to let you know that they would like to be divided. You’ll know when there is reduced flowering; flowers getting smaller; plants start to flop or open up needing staking; or may have just outgrown their space. Fall is the traditional time to divide peonies. The first step is to remove the foliage. Peonies are essentially dormant by Sept. 1 even though the foliage is still green. Dig out the entire plant. Shake and wash off as much soil as possible so that the pink buds or “eyes” are visible. Use a sharp knife to cut the roots into separate pieces. Make sure each division has three to four buds.

Horticulture excellence

Krista Harding Extension Agent for Agriculture

When replanting, make certain the location chosen receives at least a half-day of full sun; the more sun, the better. Space the plants so that there is at least two feet between dwarf types and four feet between the standard types. Plant the roots so that the pink buds are about an inch below the soil surface. If they are set more than two inches deep, flowering may be delayed or prevented altogether. As the plants are set in the ground, firm the soil often. If the soil is not firm, it can settle and pull the plant down with it. Water the roots well after planting. Mulch should be added after planting to protect it from heaving. The alternate freezing and thawing that commonly occurs during Kansas winters can “heave” weakly rooted plants out of the ground. Add a mulch of straw, leaves, compost or other material after the soil freezes. Remember, it is not the cold that harms these plants but the alternate freezing and thawing of the soil. Peonies will often take about three years to return to full bloom and size after division. So don’t panic next spring when your peonies don’t look as good as they once did. Give them some time to recover.

Photo by Terri Kretzmeier

Allen County 4-H members, from left, Zoey Rinehart, Kolbyn Allen, Ben Yarnell and Kim Yarnell competed Aug. 25 in the State Horticulture Judging Contest in Manhattan. Competitors were required to identify 50 different plants, rank eight categories of plants from best to worst, and were tested on their knowledge on various aspects of plant science. Allen and Ben Yarnell competed in the senior division. Kim Yarnell and Rinehart were in the intermediate group. Accompanying them was their coach, Terri Kretzmeier.

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Monarch Cement Company employees operate a rock crusher at night in the quarry at Delaware and 1600 roads. The first of several lights that are visible from the road is turned on before dusk. mined it would be necessary to utilize the second kiln. “I just returned from a meeting of the Portland Cement Association in Chicago, where their economist presented his summer forecast,� Wulf said. “He

In science, Platt has introduced cell structures of plants and animals. In math, “we’re studying polygons,� she said, “but we still practice the basics in math.� Social studies discussions include state and national events, but, Platt said, “We’re keeping politics out of it.� PLATT REVELS in unexpected positives that surface in the classroom, and enjoys

opportunities to share. “When we started working on the Japanese numbers, one of my students — one that’s usually quiet — remembered learning the numbers in third grade and counted from one to 10,� a nice surprise. Platt also noted the welcoming atmosphere at Lincoln. “I’ve been made to feel like one of the staff from the first day here,� she said. “They’ve given me a lot of support.�

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could be a possible basis for the increase in demand, both locally and nationally, said Wulf. “We, too, are experiencing increased demand for our products compared to last year,� he said.

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into other businesses Saturday. The first was phoned into The Greenery at about 10:30 a.m.; the second to B & B Cafe at 11 o’clock; and the third to the Monkey Butt Saloon at noon. Those business owners elected to stay open while store employees and police officers searched together

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for possible explosives. Again, none were found. Warner said officers are investigating whether the threats were related to Friday’s call. He declined to get into specifics because of the ongoing investigation. Those with information regarding these crimes or any other crime should be relayed to Allen County Crime Stoppers, (800)

222-TIPS (8477); by clicking on the tab “Submit a Web Tip� and filling in the blanks; or by sending a text to the word “Crimes� (274637). There are instructions on how to text a tip located in the “Text a Tip� page.  Any tip leading to the resolution of a crime makes the tipster eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

Information also may be phoned into the Iola Police Department at 365-4960. An aggravated criminal threat, classified by the state as a level 5, person felony, could be punishable by a prison sentence of up to 156 months, depending on the defendant’s prior criminal history. Firsttime offenders could face a prison sentence of 51 months.

Suicide bomber hits U.S. vehicle in Pakistan By SAEED SHAH McClatchy Newspapers

Heat advisory in effect until 8 o’clock this evening. Tonight, partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Lows near 70. South winds around 5 mph. Highest heat indices 105 in the evening. Wednesday, partly sunny. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning, then a slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. Temperature High yesterday Low last night High Sunday Low Sunday High Saturday Low Saturday

increased his nationwide expected 2012 consumption growth rate from 3.7 percent (projected last spring) to 6.9 percent.� The mild and dry weather experienced during the first four months of the year

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Iola’s goal was to increase breakfast sales by 10 percent, said Food Service Director Colleen Riebel. The biggest hurdle was that only a small number of students were hungry when they woke up or arrived at school, Principal Stacy Fager said. “But by the end of the first period, they’re starving,� Fager said. The end of that first period, 9:27 a.m., provided the most opportune time for a second breakfast. “Second breakfast is a program that’s been around for a while, but this was our first chance to set up our schedules to make it work,� Riebel said. The students understand the urgency. They have 10 minutes to get their food, wolf it down, and clean up any mess before heading to their second-period classes.

ISLAMABAD _ A bomb injured two Americans employed at U.S. consulate in Peshawar Monday when a suicide attacker rammed their vehicle, officials said. Two local staff members of the mission also were injured. Two Pakistanis were killed at the site of the explosion, while a further 19 were injured. The local police escorting the American vehicle were among the victims. The ability of militants to hit the consulate staff at all was unusual. Extreme security measures guard the movement of U.S. diplomats and other Ameri-

can staff based at the heavily fortified consulate in Peshawar, a city in northwest Pakistan close to the lawless tribal area and the border with Afghanistan. The powerful bomb left the American SUV a charred skeleton. But it was almost certainly an armored vehicle, which is what could have saved the lives of those riding inside. Police put the size of the bomb at 100 kilograms, which left a wide crater in the ground. The consulate employees had “non life-threatening injuries,� said Rian Harris, a spokesperson for the U.S. embassy in Islamabad. “We can confirm that a

vehicle belonging to the U.S. Consulate in Peshawar was hit in an apparent terrorist attack. Two U.S. personnel and two Pakistani staff of the Consulate were injured and are receiving medical treatment,� he added in a statement. “No U.S. Consulate personnel were killed, but we are seeking further information about other victims of this heinous act. We stand ready to work with Pakistani authorities on a full investigation so that the perpetrators can be brought to justice.� Mian Iftikhar Hussain, the information minister of the provincial government in the northwest, said that the car of the bomber


The message of these attackers is that it is not safe for any foreign country to have a consulate here. — Mian Iftikhar Hussain Information minister

managed to slip in between the American vehicle and its escort. “The message of these attackers is that it is not safe for any foreign country to have a consulate here,� said Hussain.

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HUMBOLDT â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Monarch Cement has been conducting an experiment for the last two weeks at its quarry located at Delaware and 1600 roads, east of the main plant. Under the illumination of powerful night lighting, employees operate a crusher on a second shift, from 4 p.m. until midnight, five days a week, according to Walter Wulf, Jr., Monarch president. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are running this second shift in anticipation of bringing our second kiln online some time in September, in order to meet anticipated demand,â&#x20AC;? Wulf said in an e-mail statement. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We will need additional raw material to feed the kiln, when it is online.â&#x20AC;? After completing an â&#x20AC;&#x153;internal forecastâ&#x20AC;? last spring, Monarch personnel deter-

â&#x20AC;&#x153;They understand this is a privilege,â&#x20AC;? Fager said, pointing to the commons area shortly after the session ended. All of the tables were clean, save for a vagrant wrapper apparently missed by one of the students. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The students have done a great job of cleaning up after themselves and getting to class on time,â&#x20AC;? Fager said. The idea has quickly become a popular highlight of the studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; busy morning, Riebel said, to the point that the numbers for second breakfast have met or exceeded most days the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s regularly served breakfast. Prices for second breakfast cost the same as the normal breakfast meals before school starts, Riebel said. The school still offers a full breakfast before school starts for students who prefer sit-down meals.


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Iola Register


Big 12 opens with perfect weekend Details B2

Races rained out; points champions named Details B2

ACC teams place high in WSU meet By JOCELYN SHEETS

WICHITA — Only four-year college teams were better than the Allen Community College cross country teams at Saturday’s Wichita State J.K. Gold Classic. Allen’s women finished third with 103 points behind host Wichita State, 26 points, and Kansas State, 33 points. The ACC men placed fifth in the team standings with 183 points. Wichita State won the men’s title with 33 points followed by Oklahoma Baptist, 71, Southwestern, 79, and Kansas State, 80. Running in excessive heat, the Red Devil squads turned in good performances, according to head coach Vince DeGrado. “I told our runners to start out slower. With the heat, running smart at the start needed to be a priority. Unfortunately our men got a little too excited but our women executed the race plan perfectly,” DeGrado said. The races were a little longer than the Red Devils’ opener a week ago at home. The women ran a 4K and the men’s race was a 6K. Gabriela “Gabby” Ruiz led the Red Devil women again with a 13th-place finish in 15 minutes, 15.51 seconds. Danae McGee ran 15th in 15:2.20 and Tsianina Whitetree placed 26th in 16:11.45. Debra Kime was 32nd in 16:30.52 and Kim Boyle took 39th in 16:42.02. Emily Steimel placed 58th in 17:32.31 followed by Kimberly Cooper in 59th at 17:33.43. Sidney Owens finished 78th in 18:40.89 and Bianca Ramierz took 89th in 19:04.68. “I believe our women’s team established themselves as the conference and region favorites with this performance,” DeGrado said. “ Gabby and Danae were the only

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Iola 2-0-6-14—22 Cherryvale 0-0-0-0—0 Iola — Safety (defense tackles ball carrier in end zone) Iola — Whitworth 42 yd run (kick failed) Iola — Whitworth 46 yd run (Macias kick) Iola — Macha 10 yd run (Macias kick) Iola Cherryvale First downs 17 5 Rushes-yds 57-280 30-56 Passing yds 68 55 Total Offense 348 111 Passing 3-9-1 4-14-1 Fumbles/lost 4/2 12/4 Punts-Avg 2-8.5 4-38 Penalties-yds 4-40 7-65 Individual Statistics Rushing: Iola-Whitworth 8-129, Rhoads 14-44, Macha 7-39, Kauth 7-37, Heffern 6-24, Walden 3-12, Clubine 1-3, Larney 2-(-4), Zimmerman 2-(-4). Cherryvale-D. Housel 11-74, Thorton 3-5, John 1-(-2), Robinson 2-(-9), Trim 13-(-12). Passing: Iola-Coons 3-8-68-1, Kauth 0-1-0-0. Cherryvale-Trim 4-14-55-1. Receiving: Iola-Harrison 2-53, Morrison 1-15. Cherryvale-K. Housel 2-39, Thorton 2-16. Punting: Iola- Larney 2-17 (8.5 yd avg.). Cherryvale-John 4-152 (38 yd avg.). Tackles: Eric Heffern 4 solos, 7 assisted, 1 quarterback sack; Jacob Rhoads 7 solos, 2 assisted; Bryce Misenhelter 5 solos, 2 assisted; Tyler McIntosh 5 solos, 1 assisted; Kaden Macha 4 solos, 3 assisted; Devin Burton 3 solos, 2 assisted, one fumble recovery; Cole Morrison 2 solos, 1 assisted; Alex Bauer 2 solos, 2 fumble recoveries; Stephen McDonald 1 solo, 3 assisted; Adam Kauth, 1 solo, 1 assisted, 1 interception; John Whitworth 1 solo, 1 assisted; Eric Maxwell, 3 assisted.

Sports calendar Today High School Volleyball Iola 9th at Chanute, 5 p.m. Humboldt at Neodesha Yates Center, Eureka at Marmaton Valley Crest, St. Paul, Pleasanton at Southern Coffey County Girls’ Golf Yates Center at Fort Scott Jr. College Soccer Allen at Hesston, women 5 p.m., men 7 p.m. Wednesday Jr. College Volleyball Independence at Allen, 6:30 p.m.

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At left, Allen Community College’s Debra Kime (21) and Kim Boyle (17) run together during the ACC cross country meet a week ago. The two Allen women stayed close to each other in last Saturday’s J.K. Gold Classic hosted by Wichita State in which Allen took third as a team. At right, Kyle Schauvliege (9) was Allen’s No. 1 runner for the men’s team in Saturday’s Wichita State cross country meet. members of a non (NCAA) D 1 team to break into the top 20.” DeGrado said Whitetree is coming back from an injury and Kime and Boyle are working together and keep moving up. He said the team is still searching for the sixth and seventh runners to move up in the finishing order. “Our men went out a lot faster than I wanted them to and they paid for it. But the guys really showed how much fight we had in us. Last year I feel like we would have given up when people started passing us but this team is

Cherryvale hands Iola junior varsity a loss CHERRYVALE — Iola High’s junior varsity football team came up short Monday in its second game of the season. Cherryvale High’s Chargers got past the Mustangs 22-14. Keanen Badders scored on a 78-yard run for the Mustangs and Terrell Smith had a nine-yard touchdown run. Mason Key booted both extra points. Badders finished with 114 yards on 11 carries. Brice Aeillo carried the football nine times for 87 yards.


Brett Taylor completed 5 of 7 for 65 yards and threw an interception. Cody Conner made two catches for 34 yards and Shane Walden had three receptions for 31 yards. Aiello led the Mustang defense with 12 tackles and Kaleb Mock made eight tackles. Badders, Andrew Garber and Quinton Morrison each had six tackles while Smith and Jake Gumfory each made five tackles. Iola’s junior varsity (1-1) hosts Osawatomie next Monday.

different which gave me a lot of positive from this meet,” DeGrado said. Kyle Schauvliege was the No. 1 runner for the Red Devils at Wichita, placing 32nd in 20:06.65. Garrett Colglazier and Brock Artis finished 37th and 38th, respectively, in 20:18.96 and 20:20.43. Evan Adams placed 42nd in 20:26.94 and Josh Whittaker was 45th in 20:32.11. Tegan Michael ran 48th in 20:36.53 with Tucker Morgan in 62nd in 20:55.29. Ryan Pulsifer finished 66th in 21:01.11 and Patrick Rachford placed 78th

in 21:19.54. “Kyle stepped up and moved into the top spot on our team. What’s nice about this meet, when our team is struggling up front we have guys that can step up and move into other positions,” DeGrado said. “When we learn how to race and put one together, it’s going to be pretty special.” Allen travels to Joplin this coming weekend for the Missouri Southern Stampede where the races are of college regulation — 5K for the women and 8K for the men.

Thursday Cross Country Iola, Marmaton Valley, Crest at Fort Scott, 4 p.m. Humboldt, Yates Center at Girard Girls’ Tennis Iola at Independence, 3 p.m. High School Volleyball Iola JV/9th at Garnett, 5 p.m. Jr. High Football Independence at IMS 8th, 7th, 5 p.m. Jr. College Soccer NEO at Allen, women 2 p.m., men 4 p.m. Friday High School Football Iola at Osawatomie, 7 p.m. Crest at Marmaton Valley Jayhawk-Linn at Humboldt Lebo at Southern Coffey County Yates Center at West Elk Jr. College Volleyball Allen at Highland tourney Saturday, Sept. 8 High School Volleyball Iola High Invitational, 8:30 a.m. Iola 9th at Prairie View Inv., 8 a.m.

Rangers hammer Royals KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Yu Darvish did not throw a no-hitter, though there was some concern in the Kansas City dugout that he might. Darvish retired the first 17 batters, Texas hit five home runs and the Rangers beat the Royals 8-4 Monday in a game that turned testy. The Royals did not get a baserunner until Johnny Giavotella walked on a close pitch with two outs in the sixth. David Lough, the next batter, ended the no-hitter with a bloop single to center. “I turned to (bench coach) Chino (Cadahia) in about the fifth in-

ning and said ‘Boy, this guy’s got a shot,’” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “He had a 97-mile-an-hour fastball, a 95-mile-an-hour cutter, a 92 splitter and he’s throwing 68 to 64 on the curve. “The variation in speeds was tremendous. It was the first time we’ve seen him. It was our first time seeing him and he was fantastic.” Lough, playing in just his third major league game, hit it just out of the reach of Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus. “It takes one hit sometimes and other guys can feed off it,” Lough said. “I saw him going back for it

and I was hoping it would fall in. “He was definitely switching it up on us. His off-speed stuff was working well, keeping us off balance.” The only opposing pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium is Darvish’s boss, Rangers president Nolan Ryan on May 15, 1973. Adrian Beltre and Nelson Cruz homered on consecutive pitches in the sixth inning. Cruz watched his drive sail over the wall, then was hit by Louis Coleman’s first pitch leading off the ninth. See ROYALS | B 2

Mustang defense dominates Chargers By JOCELYN SHEETS

Iola High head coach Doug Kerr knows that weather conditions had something to do with 12 fumbles by the Cherryvale High Chargers Friday night. The Chargers lost four of those fumbles to the Mustangs. But both teams had to deal with

the rain and soggy field conditions. The Mustangs turned the ball over just three times — two fumbles and an interception. “Our defense held them to just seven yards until that last drive. That’s pretty good for the first game of the season under a new system,” Kerr said. The Mustangs opened the 2012

season Friday at home with a 22-0 win. Defensively, Jacob Rhoads recorded seven solo tackles and two assisted tackles for Iola. Eric Heffern had four solo stops and seven assisted tackles plus a quarterback sack. Alex Bauer recovered two fumbles and Devin Burton had a fum-

ble recovery. Adam Kauth made an interception. Bryce Misenhelter and Tyler McIntosh each had five unassisted tackles. The Mustangs prepare this week for their first Pioneer League game. They travel to Osawatomie Friday to take on the Trojans.

Register/Jocelyn Sheets

Iola High’s defense scored the first points of the 2012 football season by corralling Cherryvale High’s Hunter Robinson (25) in the end zone for a safety in the first quarter of Friday’s home game. The Mustangs led 2-0 at halftime and the offense scored 20 points in the second half to win 22-0.

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Big 12 teams win but have struggles doing so By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

It was a perfect Week 1 for the retooled Big 12, at least as far as the scoreboard goes. All the league’s members, including newcomers TCU and West Virginia, got off to winning starts. How they got there varied widely, and in some cases left more questions than answers. Oklahoma scuffled its way to a 24-7 victory at UTEP, but the fourth-ranked Sooners were tied at halftime. No. 22 Kansas State needed a late scoring binge to separate from stubborn Missouri State, which briefly tied the game with a field goal early in the third quarter. Iowa State trailed Tulsa in the second quarter, Kansas had trouble putting away South Dakota State until late in the game, and No. 15 Texas was underwhelming in a defeat of Wyoming. Sooners coach Bob Stoops believes it can all be traced back to one thing: parity. “I mean, it’s been talked about for a long time now,” Stoops said. “There’s more and more good players that go around to everybody, and since they changed the rules that one team can’t get 140 guys — you can only get so many — there’s guys everywhere. And it’ll remain that way.” Stoops is referring to the scholarship restrictions imposed by the NCAA to prevent heavyweights from recruiting players

simply to keep them off the rosters of their rivals. There were no limits on scholarships until the early 1970s, and for much of the decade the limit was 105. It’s been trimmed twice since then to the present limit of 85, so players that the Sooners might have stocked up on during the heyday of Barry Switzer are going places such as UTEP, where they are guaranteed a scholarship and have a better chance to see the field. The result is more talented teams from the middle-tier of college football. Programs that were once the punching bags of the big boys — think Boise State — have a better chance of becoming legitimate powers, and all of those early season blowouts that became a hallmark of the non-conference portion of the schedule have become a rarity. “Every time someone has a close game, they say, ‘Oh, they overlooked them,’” said Stoops, whose team beat Air Force by a field goal in 2010. “That’s not always the

case.” The trickle-down of talent extends beyond divisions, too. Schools such as South Dakota State that play in the Football Championship Subdivision are getting recruits that two decades ago would have been backups at a power school such as Nebraska, and the result are more scores like this: Youngstown State 31, Pittsburgh 17. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder certainly understands such peril. Missouri State won two games a year ago and even had an assistant coach quit 10 days before the season, but showed enough moxie that the Wildcats didn’t get control until 20 minutes were left. “That’s going to be a good football team. They were picked last in their conference,” Snyder said. “You have to realize that their defense kept us out of the end zone for the entire first half and into the second half. I think they are going to be fine.” Not everybody in the Big 12 had a tough time squeezing through Week 1, though. Bookmakers made No. 19 Oklahoma State a nearly 70 point favorite on Savannah State, a line so preposterous that most people figured the Cowboys couldn’t possibly cover the spread. Then they scored five touchdowns by the end of the first quarter, yanked the majority of their starters in the second, and did everything but kneel on the ball the entire

second half to keep the game from getting out of hand. Oklahoma State still won 84-0. The victory demonstrated another challenge of early season games. Cowboys coach Mike Gundy said it was never his intention for the game to get that one-sided, but he also pointed out the challenge in setting up schedules. Savannah State had to be added late once Big 12 realignment had been sorted out — “I think Savannah State was maybe the 17th school they called,” he said — and other schools are often a shadow of what they were when the game was made. “This debate could go on forever with scheduling. It’s hard to predict,” Gundy said. “For example, you may schedule a team three or four years out, where they’re doing very well, and then by the time you play them, they’re having a really tough time. And when you schedule that game, it may not end up being what you thought. And it could work the other way.” Regardless, Gundy said he’d prefer beating up on a patsy — even if there are fewer now than ever — rather than playing someone that could give the Pokes problems. “I’m not a big fan of opening against what would be a tradition-rich national power, because it makes your preseason so much more difficult,” he said. “Would you like to keep (starters) in through the third quarter? Yes, but I wouldn’t trade it for having to play into the fourth.”

Serena Williams rolls, Fish Humboldt Speedway names withdraws in US Open play 2012 points champions

NEW YORK (AP) — Didn’t take long for Serena Williams to show her fourth-round opponent at the U.S. Open where things were headed. “The first point of the whole match,” 82nd-ranked Andrea Hlavackova explained, “when I served, and she returned, like, a 100 mph forehand return, I was like, ‘OK, I know who I’m playing. You don’t have to prove it to me. I know.’” Monday’s match was less than 15 seconds old. It might as well have been over. Dominant from the moment she ripped that return of an 88 mph second serve, forcing Hlavackova into an out-of-control backhand that sailed well long, to the moment she powered a 116 mph service winner on the last point, Williams extended her 2½-month stretch of excellence with a 6-0, 6-0 victory to get to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows.

Those two big zeros pretty much tell the story; it’s the fifth time in her career Williams won with what’s commonly called a “double bagel.” Some other impressive numbers: Williams won 60 of 89 points, built a 31-9 edge in winners and improved to 23-1 since losing in the first round of the French Open. That run includes singles and doubles titles at both Wimbledon and the London Olympics. Next for the fourth-seeded Williams, who won the U.S. Open in 1999, 2002 and 2008, is a match against former No. 1 Ana Ivanovic, who reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time since winning the 2008 French Open by defeating 55th-ranked Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 6-0, 6-4. Williams — who lost in the third round of doubles with older sister Venus on Monday night — is 3-0 against Ivanovic, including a straight-set victory in the

fourth round at Flushing Meadows last year. In the semifinals, the Williams-Ivanovic winner will meet either No. 10 Sara Errani or No. 20 Roberta Vinci, doubles partners who both eliminated higherseeded women Monday and now face the uncomfortable prospect of trying to beat a best buddy. No. 1-seeded Roger Federer, owner of a record 17 Grand Slam titles, including five at the U.S. Open. As he attempts to add to those numbers, Federer got some extra rest Monday, because his fourth-round opponent, 23rd-seeded Mardy Fish of the United States, withdrew hours before their scheduled match for precautionary reasons, citing medical advice. The man Federer beat in July’s Wimbledon final and lost to in August’s Olympic final, Andy Murray, muted 15th-seeded Milos Raonic’s big serve and won 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 Monday night.

H Royals Continued from B1

Cruz took a few steps to the mound, but was restrained by catcher Brayan Pena. The dugouts and bullpens emptied, but only words were exchanged. Both teams were issued a warning by plate umpire Mike Everitt. “We were trying to pitch in on him, to keep him from extending his arms,” Yost said. “You saw what he did the last at-bat when he got his arms extended. We were just trying to pitch him in.” Michael Young answered that by homering on the next pitch. Josh Hamilton hit his 38th homer and Geovany Soto added a three-run shot as Texas won for the ninth time in 12 games. The AL West leaders moved a season-high 26 games over .500 with some more pop after they hit four homers Sunday in an 8-3 victory at Cleveland. “They’ve got a big-time offense,” Royals designated hitter Billy Butler said. “They’re a high-powered offense and got eight runs on us. Darvish was throwing strikes and mixing it well, pounding the strike zone, and definitely executing every pitch. We got to him and got some hits. We hit some balls well and didn’t get some hits on them, too.” A day after he homered and doubled in his first two

big league at-bats, 19-yearold Jurickson Profar was not in the Texas lineup. Second baseman Ian Kinsler, who sat out Sunday with a stiff back, returned to the lineup. Darvish (14-9), who retired the final seven batters he faced in his previous start, tied Wade Miley of Arizona for the most victories by a rookie this season. Darvish gave up a tworun triple to Tony Abreu and a RBI double to Alex Gordon to cut the Texas lead to 6-3 before the inning ended. Darvish was pulled after the seventh and struck out six, including five in the first three innings, and walked one. “He was really locked in,” said Lorenzo Cain, who went 0 for 4. “You could tell he wore down a little at the end. He was mixing it up and keeping it down.” Soto homered in the second for a 3-0 lead. Bruce Chen (10-11) allowed six runs on six hits, four of them home runs. He lasted six innings as his career ERA against Texas climbed to 8.68. Abreu also singled in a run in the eighth, giving him six RBIs in two games. NOTES: The Rangers have hit back-to-back homers eight times this season. ... Beltre is hitting .449 with nine home runs, six doubles and 17 RBIs in his past 12

games. ... Hamilton has hit three homers in five games. In his past 12 games, he is hitting .341 with four home runs, 12 RBIs and 11 runs. ... LHP Everett Teaford, who threw 5 1-3 scoreless innings as a reliever Saturday, will make a spot start Wednesday for the Royals. Rookie LHP Will Smith, who is 0-3 in his past three starts, will be skipped a start.

HUMBOLDT — Hurricane Isaac proved to be too much for local stock car racing on Thursday and Friday. The remnants of the hurricane brought rains to the Humboldt area and wiped out the final night of Humboldt Speedway’s 2012 racing season.

crowned the points champion in the USRA modified division. Saturday is the Shriners’ combine derby at the Speedway. Humboldt Speedway has a two-day special, Oct. 5-6, for modified, B-mod, factory and pure stock divisions.

HHS runners compete in meet GARNETT — Humboldt High cross country runners opened the 2012 season at Thursday’s Anderson County High Invitational. Nick Keazer was the lone Humboldt runner in varsity action. He finished 66th in the boy’s 5K race in 23 minutes, 22 seconds. Here are the rest of the HHS results: Boys’




(5K): 6. Ethan Bartlett, 21.49; 61. Andrew Keazer, 26:13; 86. Rayden Goltry, 31:10; 89. Layne Gonzalez, 31:25; 95. Jud Hawley, 34:43; 99. Jimmy Mangold, 42:01; 100. Dawson Mauk, 45:04. Girls’ junior varsity race (4K): 70. Brook Boatwright, 25:24; 76. Christian Sallee, 26:03; 86. Kristin Todd, 27:35; 87. Kolbyn Allen, 27:35. Freshman boys’ race (4K): 3. Tanner Orth, 16:51.93; 16.

Humboldt Middle School volleyball teams win HUMBOLDT — Humboldt Middle School’s Lady Cubs won two A-team volleyball matches Thursday to begin their season. The Lady Cubs defeated Eureka 25-20, 25-14 and 2522, 26-24. Sydney Houk had six kills and two ace serves in the two matches for Humboldt. Kassie Angleton had four kills and Makaylah McCall had one kill and three ace serves.


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The 2012 Point Champions were announced by the Speedway on Friday afternoon. Tyler Kidwell claimed the pure stock championship and Scott Stuart is the factory stock champion. Jimmie Davis claimed the USRA/B-Mod division title. John Allen was

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Kailey Wolken had five ace serves. Tilar Wells served up seven aces and had one kill for Humboldt. Rylan Wilhite had six ace serves and one kill and Annalise Whitcomb had two ace serves and six set assists. Kira McReynolds had two ace serves and Cara Bartlett had one kill. The Humboldt B-team also won 16-25, 25-13, 15-5 and 25-14, 25-12.

Dillon Aikins, 19:52; 25. Ronny Jarred, 21:02; 36. Bryce Isaac, 23:28. Eighth-grade boys (2-mile): 6. Jules Jones, 14:23. Eighth-grade girls (2-mile): 6. Paydne Durand, 19:41. Seventh-grade boys (2-mile): 2. Wyatt Suefert, 6:28; 5. Josh Vanatta, 6:54; 16. Brady Slocum, 8:18. Seventh-grade girls (2-mile): 12. Brooklyn Kuhn, 10:25; 13. Camron Goltry, 11:00.

MVJH football team loses MORAN — St. Paul ran over Marmaton Valley Junior High’s football Wildcats Thursday night. The Wildcats lost their season opener 42-12. St. Paul led 20-0 at halftime and 36-0 after three quarters. Marmaton Valley got two touchdowns — one each by Justice Pugh and Trevor Wilson — in the fourth quarter. Derek Nixon led the Wildcat defense with five tackles.

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State News

Ousted senator leaving GOP

Abortion foes question dropped charges

My family has been Republican since Lincoln — since the party started. My parents, my grandparents, my greatgrandparents were all Republicans. But the party has changed.

was portrayed in a mailing as “Mikey” the baby. “I kept thinking, ‘We’re in the same party. Why are we crucifying ourselves?’ said Schodorf, who is looking into starting a blog aimed at moderate Kansans. Terese Johnson, the Sedgwick County Democratic Party chairwoman, said she hopes Schodorf becomes a Democrat. “We would welcome Jean with open arms,” she said. “I think Jean would be an asset to any party. It will be a great loss to the GOP.” Although she said she knows of no other elected Republicans who have left their party, Johnson said, “from what I understand, there are many moderatethinking Republicans who think they are no longer welcome in their party.” Bob Dool, chairman of the county Republican Party, said the party welcomes moderates. “We have Libertarians, we have tea party people, and we have moderates,” he said. “We don’t exclude anybody.”

Wreck kills 1, hurts 1 ARKANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 49-year-old southern Kansas man is dead after a Jeep rolled over in a grassy field and ejected him. The Wichita Eagle reported Bret Clark of Arkansas City died in the crash just after midnight Sunday morning. A 38-year-old Arkansas City man who was riding in the

jeep suffered moderate injuries. The Kansas Highway Patrol said Clark was driving in the field on private property in the southeastern part of the city when he lost control of the vehicle. Arkansas City police said Clark received immediate medical attention but died at South Central Kansas Medical Center.

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Abortion opponents have turned on a Kansas prosecutor who abandoned a high-profile criminal case against a Planned Parenthood clinic, with some publicly questioning his explanations for why he dropped the most serious charges. Anti-abortion activists had seen Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe as sympathetic and well-intentioned, and Kansans for Life, the group most active in state politics, even endorsed him after he defeated incumbent Phill Kline, its favored candidate, in the Republican primary in 2008. But another group, Operation Rescue, has called for Howe to resign in the weeks since the last charges were dismissed against the clinic in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park. The clinic once faced 107 charges, including 23 felonies, accusing it of falsifying documents and performing illegal late-term abortions, allegations it strongly disputed. Kline filed the case in October 2007, garnering national headlines because advocates on both sides of the abortion debate believed it was the first criminal prosecution of a Planned Parenthood clinic. “This case could have been fully prosecuted a long time ago,” said Troy Newman, Operation Rescue’s president. Howe, who’s running unopposed for a second term this year, said he’s not surprised by the criticism, nor is he backtracking from the reasons he’s given publicly for dismissing the charges. As for Newman’s critic i s m , Howe said, “Those who know all the facts know that is absolutely inSteve Howe accurate.” K l i n e contends Howe didn’t aggressively pursue leads that would have bolstered the case or led to a renewed investigation of the clinic, issuing an 1,100-word email statement, in part to detail arguments that Howe didn’t understand the case

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An AP news analysis or abortion law. Planned Parenthood officials contend Howe’s actions show the charges were unwarranted. Howe also has described himself as an abortion opponent, but anti-abortion groups long considered Kline a leader for their movement. In 2007, Kline addressed the National Right to Life Committee’s annual convention, calling abortion a slaughter of innocents and adding that Kansas’ soil was “stained red.” “Operation Rescue’s alarm is a response to false accusations raised by Mr. Kline,” said Pedro Irigonegaray, the clinic’s lead defense attorney. “They were misled.” The criminal case had its roots in an investigation of abortion providers begun by Kline while he served as Kansas attorney general in 2003. Kline lost his race for re-election to state office in 2006 but served as Johnson County district attorney from 2007 through 2008, which allowed him to pursue charges against Planned Parenthood’s clinic. “The truth in Kansas is clear for those who want to see it,” said Kline, now a visiting assistant law professor at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. The criminal case’s torturous no-trial history was marked by legal disputes and multiple Kansas Supreme Court rulings. Howe inherited the case from Kline upon taking office in January 2009. He asked a judge in November to dismiss the 49 most serious charges, including the felonies. He dropped another 26 misdemeanor charges on Aug. 3, and two weeks later, the remaining 32 misdemeanors. The most serious charges alleged that the clinic failed to maintain records on indi-

“ What Operation Rescue and their allies, et-

cetera, cannot accept is the fact that’s been true from the beginning, that there’s never been any substance to the charges. — Peter Brownlie, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid Missouri president and CEO

vidual abortions performed in 2003, as required by law, then fabricated a set when ordered to produce them in 2006 for Shawnee County District J u d g e Richard Anderson, who was supervising the investigation of Phill Kline abortion providers by Kline, then attorney general. The clinic said no wrongdoing occurred, but a trial likely would have included a comparison of what the clinic produced for Anderson with copies of the reports submitted to the state in 2003. Various copies of the reports existed, but Howe contends he didn’t have clean, complete copies of what the clinic submitted to the state in 2003. He largely escaped criticism from abortion opponents in November after he said in court that the set of copies he could have used was “destroyed” by the attorney general’s office in April 2009, under Steve Six, an abortion rights Democrat. An external investigation later concluded that the attorney general’s office didn’t destroy any documents involving the Planned Parenthood case, but Howe said last week: “I stand by my previous comments.” Some abortion opponents, including Kline, accept that crucial documents were destroyed but

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Veteran moderate Republican State Sen. Jean Schodorf has announced she is leaving the GOP after being targeted this year by conservative groups who back Gov. Sam Brownback and losing to a conservative in the primary. The Wichita Eagle reported that Schodorf, the chairwoman of the Kansas Senate Education Committee, said Saturday Jean Schodorf she plans to change her voter registration in the near future and become a Democrat or an independent. “My family has been Republican since Lincoln — since the party started,” said Schodorf, who was defeated last month by Wichita City Council member Michael O’Donnell. “My parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents were all Republicans. But it’s changed. There’s no room for people who actually think in moderation.” Schodorf has held the seat since 2001 and served 12 years on the Wichita school board. But O’Donnell had the backing of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce and benefited from independent advertising by the anti-tax, small-government group Americans for Prosperity. Schodorf was called a “taxing queen” in one campaign mailer, while her 27-year-old challenger

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argue Howe still could have pursued the felony charges. Kline said the situation was “harmful to the case but not fatal,” saying Anderson had a set of copies that Howe could have used. Irigonegaray argued months ago that Howe had cloaked his true motives to avoid criticism from abortion opponents and had the documents he needed to pursue the felony charges. Newman now accuses Howe of lying about his motives for dropping the felony charges. Peter Brownlie, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and MidMissouri, said criticism of Howe for dropping the case was inevitable because abortion opponents would accept nothing short of “us being put out of business.” “What Operation Rescue and their allies, etcetera, cannot accept is the fact that’s been true from the beginning, that there’s never been any substance to the charges,” Brownlie said.

Wichita scrambles to find teachers WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Wichita school district has hired a recruiter to scour job fairs and college campuses across the nation to find teachers for hard-to-fill vacancies. The district also has launched a Facebook page, and school officials are visiting local high schools and community colleges to encourage more students to consider teaching as a career. Much of the district’s efforts are targeted at recruiting special-education teachers. But it also needs other high-demand teaching areas, including math, science, English as a second language and consumer sciences. The Wichita Eagle reported that the school board last week approved up to $50,000 to hire retired administrator Don Dome as its district recruiter to find special education teachers. The district, which employs more than 9,000 full and part-time employees, started this school year with 25 special-education vacancies. “It’s a huge shortage area for us. We have difficulties getting qualified special-ed candidates,” said Shelly Martin, director of recruitment and staffing for the district. Its new Facebook page features job openings, upcoming job fairs, campus visits and other recruiting efforts.

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Public notices (First published in The Iola Register September 4, 2012) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff, vs. Jeffrey A. Adams, Rebecca A. Adams Pamella Sue Adams aka Pamella Sue Cook Harold K. Cox, DPM State of Kansas – Social & Rehabilitation Services State of Kansas – Department of Revenue Hilco Receivables, LLC nka Apex Financial LLC Nations Financial, LLC Defendant(s). Case No. 2012CV29 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court of ALLEN County, Kansas, to me the undersigned Sheriff of ALLEN County, Kansas, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the main lobby of the ALLEN County Courthouse at Iola, Kansas, at 10:00 AM on September 26, 2012, the following real estate: LOT ONE (1), BLOCK TEN (10), MORAN CITY, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS. more specifically described as 422 N. Birch, Moran, KS 66755 to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. Sheriff of ALLEN County, Kansas PREPARED AND SUBMITTED BY: SINGER TARPLEY & JONES, P.A. Sheldon R. Singer #10915 Linda S. Tarpley #22357 Kenneth C. Jones #10907 Jonah W. Lock # 23330 jlock@ 10484 Marty Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 648-6333 Fax: (913) 642-8742 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (9) 4, 11, 18 (First published in The Iola Register September 4, 2012) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association sbm to Chase Home Finance LLC, Plaintiff, vs. Jerry Steele, Mary Roe unknown spouse if any Christina Steele aka Christina D. Harvey aka Christina D. Clover aka Christina D. Volk John Doe unknown spouse if any State of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services Defendant(s). Case No. 09CV94 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court of ALLEN County, Kansas, to me the undersigned Sheriff of ALLEN County, Kansas, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the main lobby of the ALLEN County Courthouse at Iola, Kansas, at 10:00 AM on September 26, 2012, the following real estate: The tract of land is described as: The West 462.00 feet of the North 187.50 feet of the Southwest Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section Fifteen (15), Township Twenty-Six (26) South, Range Eighteen (18) East, Allen County, Kansas. more specifically described as 373 NE 1200th Street, Humboldt, KS 66748 to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court Sheriff of ALLEN County, Kansas PREPARED AND SUBMITTED BY: SINGER TARPLEY & JONES, P.A. Sheldon R. Singer KS #10915 Linda S. Tarpley #22357 Kenneth C. Jones #10907 Jonah W. Lock # 23330 10484 Marty Overland Park, KS 66212 Phone: (913) 648-6333 Fax: (913) 642-8742 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF (9) 4, 11, 18

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Older cars can take used computers Dear Tom and Ray: My daughter has a 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse four-cylinder RS model. Everything electrical died, and she was told that the computer is no good. Since the car is not worth all that much, we wanted to get another computer from the junk yard. However, we were told that would not work. They said each Eclipse computer is programmed just for that car, and we would have to purchase a new computer, for about $1,200. Is there truth in what she was told? — Mike RAY: No. In lots of newer cars, you cannot just take

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Tom and Ray Magliozzi a computer out of one car and drop it into another car; it won’t work. TOM: That’s partly due to the way the newer computers are wired. But making them difficult to reuse also helps reduce computer theft. As you found out, these computers are kind of pricey. RAY: There is a method by which you can reuse

these newer computers, but we’re not going to share it here, since that would only encourage computer thieves. TOM: Which, in turn, would cut into OUR computer theft business! RAY: But on your daughter’s car, Mike, and most older cars, you can buy a used computer. There’s no good reason not to. After all, the rest of the car is 10 years old — what’s wrong with having a 10-year-old computer? TOM: But first, make sure you know which computer it is — there are several. Cars

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have electronic control modules for engine functions, and body control modules for the heater controls, power seat memory and other stuff. Then, once you get the right module, your mechanic may have to reflash it, because some modules contain “learned” information about the previous car. But that’s no big deal. “Used” is the way to go, Mike. Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at www.

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Please discuss aneurysms. My wife, age 62, died of a chest aneurysm three years ago. She had a yearly exam, but the doctor failed to detect it. She died in her sleep at an age that I consider too young. An autopsy showed that the aneurysm had broken, and she died from a hemorrhage. I, too, had an aneurysm. It was in the stomach area. My doctor discovered it on a routine exam and made all the appointments for further testing and treatment. The aneurysm was successfully removed. I can’t ever forgive my wife’s doctor for not recognizing her aneurysm. — J.J. Answer: Aneurysms are bulges of an artery’s wall. They’re weak spots. They can occur on any artery, but they occur most often on the aorta and brain arteries. The aorta runs from the heart, down the chest cavity, and then enters the abdominal cavity to end at the bottom of that cavity. Your wife’s aneurysm occurred in the chest section of her aorta. Such an aneurysm is all but impossible to detect on an ordinary physical exam. I take it she had no symptoms that suggested to the doctor that she might have this problem. Your aneurysm was located in the abdominal part of the aorta. Here, aneurysms are much easier to detect. The doctor might hear a noise created by blood flowing through the dilated aorta, or he or she might be able to feel the pulsations of the aneurysm. Neither of these is possible in the chest section of the aorta. You can’t be so hard on your wife’s doctor. His task was an all but impossible one. And I say this not in an attempt to clear a fellow doctor, but in an attempt to explain to you what hap-


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Democrats look to tie Romney with far-right By CHRISTI PARSONS Tribune Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON (MCT) — After months of laboring to define Mitt Romney, Democrats head into their national convention this week hoping to fuse his image with that of the Republican Party and its unpopular congressional caucus. Obama’s team plans to portray the Republicans as an association of ideologues hoping to return to power with the election of a pliant White House servant who would follow a conservative, “tea party”-driven agenda. In the Democrats’ version of the campaign, Romney is a man with little substance who has subordinated himself to the party’s most right-wing forces. Those include his running mate, Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, and other House Republicans and GOP candidates who espouse views about reproductive rights that Democrats say put them out of step with a majority of voters, particularly women. Democratic strategists believe that casting the contest in such stark terms will animate their core supporters, while broadcasting a message that will win over the less partisan voters they need. “Republicans are at the core now an ideological party,” David Axelrod, Obama’s longtime advisor, said in an interview. “They have a dogma they believe in, and they don’t really want to debate about the future.” Viewers can expect that the Republican platform, which speakers almost never mentioned at the GOP’s convention, will be cited often at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. The Republican platform plank that calls for outlawing abortion without exceptions for cases of rape, incest or to save the life of the mother has already become a feature of Democratic rhetoric. Also likely to come up is the GOP document’s opposition to samesex marriage. “If you look at their platform, the 2012 platform, it looks like it’s from another century, or maybe even two,” Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic convention, said on “Fox

cans. What Republicans fear is extreme Democrats,” Wayne said. “So that’s why you hear that Obama is a socialist. You paint the opposition in extremist terms because that’s what frightens the base the most.” Akin’s comments about “legitimate rape” fed into the Democratic strategy and prompted Romney to ask him to quit his race for U.S. Senate in Missouri, which seems to have reinforced Akin’s resolve to stay in. Romney has tried to make clear that his views on abortion differ from Akin’s, which more closely match the party’s platform. Romney said during a radio interview last week that he opposes abortion “except for cases of rape, incest and where the life of the mother is threatened,” a statement his campaign says accurately reflects his position.

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A sand sculpture of President Barack Obama is seen Sunday in Charlotte, N.C., for the Democratic National Convention. News Sunday.” “It looks like the platform of 1812.” Republicans, for their part, have set up a counterconvention headquarters in Charlotte with plans to repeatedly raise one central question: Are Americans better off than they were four years ago? “They’ve gone through a tick-tock of different strategies,” Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said of the Obama campaign. “They don’t have a rationale for re-election. Everything they’re trying is grasping at straws because they’re not able to talk about whether Americans are doing better.” Democrats plan to talk more about the federal budget plans proposed by Romney and Ryan than either Republican candidate did at their convention in Tampa, Fla. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, has proposed deep cuts in federal spending and conversion of Medicare into a voucher plan. Obama strategists say that Romney’s choice of Ryan greatly helps their cause. Ryan not only comes with the baggage of his budget, but he can also be tied to other members of the House Republican caucus, including the conservative tea party freshmen and Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri. Akin, who recently suggested that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant from such assaults, has sponsored antiabortion bills that Ryan has backed. “When he chose Paul Ryan to be his running mate, that was the final piece of the merger,” Axelrod said. “There’s no daylight between him and that Congress.”

Congress — and its GOP members — haven’t been very popular since Republicans turned what had been a routine vote to raise the legal limit on the federal debt into a prolonged debate, raising the risk of a default. GOP and Democratic members were evenly matched in approval ratings throughout 2010, and then the Republicans took a dive in August of last year, according to the Pew Research Center. “The Republican Party took a pretty big hit coming out of that debate,” said Pew Director Andrew Kohut. “What we saw were large numbers of people saying the Republican Party is a party that takes extreme positions, and that Democrats were the ones who were willing to compromise.” Because the country is closely divided, the Romney and Obama campaigns have each deemed it critical to ensure that their party’s base turns out to vote, said Stephen Wayne, a professor of government at Georgetown University and author of “The Road to the White House 2012.” “What Democrats fear most is extreme Republi-




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Ryan proposed sweeping cuts in future Medicare spending, along the lines of what Obama has already enacted. Romney has disavowed the Ryan cuts and criticizes Obama’s. “They’ve spent the last several weeks since Ryan’s been on the ticket trying to paper over their positions,” Axelrod said. “They’d like to put their party platform in the same vault where Romney’s tax returns are currently reposing.”

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But Romney agrees with the party in opposing gay marriage and is a vigorous spokesman for the supplyside economic beliefs that power its positions on taxes and regulation. Democrats argue Romney and his party have more in common than not. On Medicare, the president’s advisers say voters will judge Romney not only on his statements but on his party’s record. In the budget he wrote,

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