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Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted by Ray joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 18-acre prairie hay field Tuesday.
Allen County commissioners discussed giving $15,000 to Iola Industries in order to help create a new economic development position. The county’s contribution would be the third leg to funding the position. Iola Industries is ponying up $15,000 as is Iola, approved by Iola city council Monday evening. The position would be created in partnership with the Thrive Register/Richard Luken Allen County organization. Jim Whiteley of Le Roy. Whiteley was Gilpin, secretary with Iola Industries, said the company has needed to include a non-profit aspect to Iola Industries. He said instead of creating a new non-profit group, he and David Toland, executive director of Thrive, have decided to use Thrive’s non-profit status as an asset for Iola Industries. Gilpin said Iola Industries has a need for the position, especially to deal with the organization’s “dozens of properties” in the county. He said the new position would deal with leases, rental agreements and inquiries. Toland said the new position, under Thrive, would be a great asset for developing economic progress in the county. The position’s duties would include creating marketing strategies, creating Raymaintaining Whiteley and community pro-
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attached. The bar was triggered through a gear box engaged as its LE ROY — Unlike the mecha- wheels roll. nized behemoths of today, Ray With no mechanical engine to Whiteley’s mowing outfit was speak of, the only noise emanatconsiderably clearer to thosequieter. in the know. Peterson, chief ing from his financial unit wasofficer from the His “engine” pair of of teeth By Monday, the — roofa should the of hospital. Sheet-rocking the seven-foot cutting bar 1,200-pound — needed onlyshould begin to go upmules at lightning speed, begin by Oct. 29. rotating back and forth. an occasional break from the sti- Other Allen County Hospital trustees visible and less-visible Joining Whiteley was neighbor fling summer as Whiteley learned at their heat meeting Tues- signs progress the pourandoffriend Gregare Gleue, with his traversed his way6,000 around an 18-ingown day night. About to 7,000 of the foundation the he-sickmowing outfit, of another acre prairie haybe meadow. square feet can laid in one lipad, approval an irrigation le bar mowerof pulled by a pair of a little warm, so two we’vesystem, day, “It’s putting the completion progress of the brick Percheron draft horses. been out taking Whiteley weeks from it theeasy,” starting day. work“We’re on thehaving west side thewith someoffun said. “It’s our little hobby .” “They’re trying to enclose building along joked. patient“Greg’s rooms,kind it,” Whiteley mules White-and the The building aswere soonpulling as possible grading of land where a a ofthe a wimp about it. He needs ley’s winter antiquehits,” sicklesaid barLarry mower, before See MOWING | Page See HOSPITAL | Page A5 A5 a small wagon with cutting bar
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History enthusiasts need not look any further than the backyards of their southeast Kansas homes for historical treasures. As part of the Iola Reads program and the Kansas Humanities Council, Linda O’Nelio Knoll, an educator and historian, was at the Iola Public Library Tuesday night to present a brief history of coal mines in southeast Kansas and the significant impact coal miner’s wives, daughters, sisters, grandmothers and sweethearts had when they marched against unfair labor practices. Kansas, nicknamed the “Little Register/Susan Lynn Balkans,” at the turn of the cenThese men are ready to leave their inhibitions at home as they participate in Friday night’s favorite tury, was a booming railroad and race,mining the drag race. From to right are Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Nic Lohman, David Toland and coal industry . Menleft were Fred Heismeyer. The race begins recruited from all over Europe to at 10:30 p.m. on the courthouse square. come and work in the mines. Min-
Put that ego on the shelf, boys If you’ve got enough of it, Friday night is the night to let your hair down. One sure test is to participate in the “Drag Race” as a runup to the Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber Run For Your Life race. Men and women alike are encouraged to dress in a cross-gender manner and then “compete” in teams of four in a relay. Last
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year a woman’s garter was transferred from one participant’s leg to another. “It’s better than a baton,” said David Toland, executive director of Thrive Allen County and one of the organizers for Friday’s events. If you don’t have a thing to wear — no worries. Dresses, hats, purses, jewelry and other accoutrements will be available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s
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Star Spangled Banner..................................................arr. J.P. Sousa Americans We — march .......................................... Henry Fillmore Rock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... arr. Jack Bullock Register/Richard Luken Army of the Nile — march...................................Kenneth J. Alford Begin of the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porter Invercargill — march ................................................... Southwind Extension Agent Kathy McEwan, left, andAlex AllenLithgow County Hymn to the Fallen.................................... John Williams/Sweeney 4-H member Caitlin Dreher demonstrate a hand-grabbing game Men offor Ohio — march ............................................. Henry Tuesday McKinley Elementary School third-graders toFillmore demonA Sixties Time Capsule — medley .............................. arr. Jennings strate quick games 4-H clubs participate in during their monthly The Washington Post — march ...................................John P. Sousa meetings. The demonstration was part of an ongoing promotion Rained the out concerts willactivities be rescheduled for Friday evening.4-H. to spotlight numerous and benefits of joining
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files, coordinating business information tours and responding to local business requests. The position would most likely be parttime, working with companies on an as-needed basis. ATLANTA (AP) is—to support Former The overall idea Atlanta schools Superintendent the community and give busiBeverlythe Hall knew about cheatnesses attention they need to ingsuccessful, allegations on standardized be Toland said. tests butdoeither ignored “How we provide thethem tools or to tried to hide them, according to a help our local businesses grow?” state investigation. Toland asked. An 800-page report commisreleased Dick Works, county Tuesdayquestioned to The Associated Press sioner, the position, by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office asking if economic development through open records request could bean provided through the shows several educators Chamber of Commerce or reportrun by ed cheatingHe insaid their But volunteers. heschools. has worked the report says Hall, who won with local economic development the national Superintendent of groups in the past, and they have the Year 2009, and not seen award much in progress in other local administrators ignored those rebusiness. ports retaliated “We and havesometimes been hard-pressed to against whistleblowers. find anythe successes in the past 10 The Works yearlong years,” said. investigation shows nearly four Gilpineducators said a at paid position dozen Atlanta through Iola elementary Industries and middle would schoolsgive cheated on stanThrive the attention dardized by helping needed to tests economic problemsstuin dents or .changing the answers the county once examsestimated were handed in. are Toland there The investigators also found a 250,000 square feet of vacant in“cultureproperty of fear, intimidation and. dustrial in Allen County retaliation” in the school district He said the new economic develover the cheating opment position couldallegations, assist local which led tobusinesses educatorsfind lying and incoming opaboutspace the cheating destroying timal for theiror needs. See CHEATING || Page Page A5 A5 See INDUSTRIES
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Calls to the 911 dispatch center average one almost every 10 minutes. And while that may sound a little slow, played out over 24 hours Register/Allison Tinn a day and every day the year, The new Allen CountyofHospital the total comes to 55,000. is starting to look like the archi“That’s what tect’s rendering. we received last year,” Angie Murphy, dispatch center director, told Allen County commissioners Tuesday morning. The call total — she figures half or more are for true emergencies — wasn’t the point of her appearance, but the magnitude of the number captivated commissioners. Murphy was before commissioners to request a 20 percent increase in the department’s budSUSAN LYNN over this get for By 2012, up $126,000 firstname.lastname@example.org year’s $490,000. It’s look like a Thebeginning increase to seemed pretty hospital. hefty. Murphy reasoned health The massive shellansomewhat insurance will cost additional resembles the architectural $50,000 and another $6,000 was drawing, so that with expected enough for Kansas Public Emeach passing specific areas See day COUNTY | Page A5 and departments are becoming
The Shirt Shop, 20 W. Jackson, where participants will have a wide selection from which to choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. Registration to participate in the drag race is $5. That also gains participants entrance to a 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Thrive office or Friday night on See EGO | Page B6
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An anticipated field of a thousand runners and walkers, who will flee Iola’s downtown business district early Saturday as Charley Melvin did in 1905, can be thankful that Melvin chose to do his dastardly deed in the middle of the night. Had the event being commemorated occurred in mid-day, participants would battle oppressive heat and humidity, with both forecast at the upper end of the discomfort scale during daytime Friday and Saturday. As is, they will run and walk in somewhat more inviting temperatures predicted for the low 70s by 12:26 a.m. Saturday. The race — many walkers will be out for a stroll — will cap activities that start late Friday afternoon and will go on throughout the evening. Included will be the much-awaited “drag race,” featuring some of the area’s finest men and women dressed in drag. Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen County, co-sponsor with Allen County Crimestoppers for “The Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run for your Life,” said total of participants was approaching 450, with about 200 signed on for the 5-kilometer run. The walk will follow a 3-kilometer course. “Registration, including probably a fifth online, has really
picked up,” Weiner said Tuesday afternoon. As in the past, “we expect a lot of people to sign up Friday night.” Cost is $12 for the walk. Runners’ fees are $14 for youth to age 17, $20 for adults and $17 each for members of teams. Runners in the third annual event will aim for best times of 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for females, set last year. Sticks of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” will be awarded the first three places for males and females in each of five ages groups, 15 and under, 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 and 61 and over. All participants will break from in front of the post office. Runners will follow a course that will take them on West to Washington, then Jackson, Jefferson and East to Cottonwood. They See TEMPS | B6
Pekarek home at USD New voterfinds ID laws blocked, for257 now By JOE SNEVE By DAVID G. SAVAGE firstname.lastname@example.org Tribune Washington Bureau When Brian Pekarek was hired
WASHINGTON of — Earlier this as superintendent the Iola year, voting rights advocates school district in February, he a cloud over this year’s sawforesaw an opportunity to “reinvigoelection because new voting rate” USD 257. laws in Republican-led states With a focus on academic tightened and the public rules for casting achievement transparballots and reduced the time for ency, Pekarek hopes he can furearly voting. ther success for the district and But than with1,300 thestudents electionrelyless the more than a month away, it’s now ing on it. clear those lawshis will have Pekarek walks talk. A little naimpact. A series of rulings has Seeor PEKAREK Page A5as blocked weakened|the laws judges — both Republicans and Democrats — stopped measures that threatened 75 Centsto bar legally 75 Cents
registered voters from polling as a driver’s license, even if they places in the November election. did not drive. Others, including “Courts see their role as the Florida and Ohio, reduced the protectors of the core right to time for early voting or made it vote,” said Ned Foley, an election harder for college students to law expert at Ohio State Univer- switch their registrations. sity. Republicans defended the laws The laws were the product of as protections against fraud. But a Republican sweep in the 2010 advocates for increased access election. The GOP took full con- to the polls cast them as “voter trol in such states as Wisconsin, suppression” laws that could Pennsylvania, Ohio and Florida, prevent tens of thousands of and soon adopted changes in poor and elderly voters, racial theirPekarek, election laws. minorities and Marcy students from Brian center, visits with Barb Geffert and Boring at Some257 states registered casting ballots. And Democrats, the USD boardtold office. voters they must show a cur- who can usually count on suprent photo identification, such port from these voters, worried See VOTER |Iola, PageKS A5 Iola, KS
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Obituary Jim Poulter
Jim Poulter, Lathem, passed away Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Aikins Poulter; three sons, one daughter and one step-daughter. He has been cremated. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Kirby Morris Funeral Home, El Dorado.
Job fair coming CHANUTE — Those looking for work or a better place to work can see the offerings of more than 30 area businesses at a job fair Oct. 17 at the Chanute Rec Center, 400 S. Highland. Local companies at the fair include Microtronics, Inc., Russell Stover Candies, Sonic Equipment and Tri-Valley Developmental Sevices. The job fair is sponsored by Kansas Works, a division of the Kansas Department of Commerce. For more information call 620-431-2820, extension 634.
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Democrats on edge amid debate fallout WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s more than President Barack Obama’s lackluster debate performance that has some Democrats on edge a month from Election Day. Party loyalists, in Washington and in battleground states, are fretting that Obama’s campaign has been slow to rebound after Republican Mitt Romney’s commanding debate. They’re worried that the Democratic ticket isn’t aggressive enough in blocking Romney’s post-debate pivot to the political center. And they fear Romney’s new effort to show a softer side gives the Republican nominee an opening with female voters, who are crucial to the president’s re-election prospects. “I’m not feeling very positive,” said Awildadsup Marquez, a prominent Democrat in Colorado. “I know that it’s only the first debate, but he can’t seem to change the relentless negative coverage. Romney has been able to take control.” Her nervousness was echoed by roughly a dozen Democrats in interviews across the country this week before Obama’s next opportunity to get his cam-
paign back on track — Vice President Joe Biden’s debate Thursday against Republican Paul Ryan. Obama’s campaign says it’s sticking to its homestretch plan and doesn’t expect major strategy changes. But nevertheless it’s seeking to reassure handwringing Democrats that key factors still favor the president. He appears to maintain a narrow lead in polling in many battleground states and has more pathways than Romney to reach the 270 Electoral College votes required to win the White House. More Democrats than Republicans are registered to vote in swing states like Florida and Nevada. And last Friday’s dip in the nation’s unemployment rate to 7.8 percent gave some credence to Obama’s core argument that the economy is slowly but surely recovering. But there’s little doubt that the burst of momentum Obama enjoyed last month has ground to a halt following the first debate. That’s given Romney ample opportunity to rebound from a dismal September with just four weeks until Election Day and millions of Americans already cast-
ing early votes. Polls taken after the debate show the race tightening nationally and in key states, though both parties say the president maintains an edge in places like Ohio and Virginia. “I’ve never seen a candidate this late in the game, so far ahead, just throw in the towel in the way Obama did last week,” wrote Andrew Sullivan, a blogger and ardent Obama supporter. Most Democrats aren’t quite that apoplectic. But there are rumblings in their ranks about whether Obama’s campaign has been aggressive enough coming out of the debate, particularly in accusing Romney of lying about his positions and abandoning the conservative policies he embraced during the GOP primary. Several strategists said they were perplexed that the campaign, nearing $1 billion in fundraising, wasn’t churning out television advertisements juxtaposing clips of Romney from earlier in the year with his comments during the debate. That’s allowing Romney, they say, to get away with shifting to the center.
Israel’s Netanyahu calls early parliamentary elections JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday called early parliamentary elections for this winter, roughly eight months ahead of schedule, a move many analysts said was likely to allow him to strengthen his coalition. Netanyahu said he’d decided to call early elections after he failed to reach an agreement within his coalition on cuts in the country’s 2013 budget. He cited the potential impact on the economy as one reason for quicker elections. “For Israel, it is preferable to have as short a campaign as possible, one of three months over one that would last in practice an entire year and damage Israel’s economy,” he said. Political analysts said, however, that they think Netanyahu moved now to take advantage of his relatively high standing in public opinion polls. “There is every indication that (Netanyahu) will sweep the next elections,” said Amit Segal, an analyst for Israel’s Channel 2 News. “His future coalition could be more powerful than his current one.” Israel’s political system
requires elections at least once every four years, but prime ministers often call them early. The elections, which are for political factions in Israel’s parliament, or Knesset, also determine the prime minister. Whichever party holds the greatest number of seats in the parliament and is able to put together a coalition places its leader in the prime minister’s office. According to recent polls by the newspapers Haaretz, Yediot Ahronot and Maariv, Netanyahu’s Likud Party will make sweeping gains in the next election, with his party slated to earn 28 to 32 seats in the 120-seat parliament. Israeli officials said they hadn’t yet set a date for the elections, though Netanyahu’s office said they would be sometime between late January and mid-February. According to Israeli law, the elections must be on a Tuesday, and political parties must get at least three months to campaign. Israeli political leaders from across the spectrum welcomed Netanyahu’s call for early elections. Shelly Yachimovich, the head of the left-of-center Labor Party, said it was
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ren Frediricks, West Des Moines, Iowa, Patty Nichols, Iowa, Laura Beal and Gale Beck, Iola, and John, Stephanie, Abigail, Gave and Sadie Reinhart, Clive, Iowa. Residents enjoy having Iola Middle School students join in activities.
Ken, Sandra and Hannah Church, Leavenworth, and Barbara Stewart, Iola, visited Lily Church. Rodney Beaman, Humboldt, and Aaron and Theresa Newsom Wyandotte, Okla., visited Gerald Headly. Pastor Marion Sponseller, Iola Baptist Chuch, visited Dee Hegman and Doris Rogers. Pam Human and Rita Robinson, Twin Falls, Idaho, and Peg Smith and Lavern Botham, Burlington, visted Myrtle and Elton Francis. Visitors for Elmer Nichols, who celebrated his 100th birthday on Sunday, included Sharon and Lau-
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Tiffany Byers, Mary Hoggat, Dextor Morgan and Harold Weide, Iola, visited Kirby Byers. Larry Walters, Lawrence, and Helen Sultow, visited Fayette Walters. Residents enjoy having IMS studens join them in activities.
Spooky yards sought The spookier the better, according to members of the Iola Pride Committee, who will judge entries in the annual Halloween decorating contest. Five Iola homes will be selected in the competition. Any home in town is
eligible. Nominations may be made by calling the city administro’s office at 3654910 before 5 p.m. Tuesday. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded Oct. 22.
Correction Jason Nelson, EMS director for Allen County, was not on the agenda to present an alternative proposal regarding a merger of services with Iola, to county commissioners at their meeting Tuesday morning. Information was misinterpreted and his presence was an unrelated matter. The Register regrets the mistake.
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mode for six months, which is unhealthy and shoule be stopped as soon as possible. The public must remember that Netanyahu is going to elections so that immediately afterwards, he can pass a harsh budget following election — a budget that will harm the lives of all of us, except the very richest. — Shelly Yachimovich, the head of the left-of-center Labor Party
“high time” that Israel went to the polls. “The country has actually been in election mode for over six months, which is unhealthy and should be stopped as soon as possible,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “The public must remember that Netanyahu is going to elections so that immediately afterwards, he can pass a harsh budget following election — a budget that will harm the lives of all of us, except the very richest.” Labor, which is polling a distant second to Likud, enjoyed a burst of support earlier this year when protests swept the country over the high cost of liv-
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ing. Other political parties have struggled to make an impact with voters. Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has remained entangled in legal battles, though he’s suggested he’d like to make his comeback with the Kadima Party. Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman’s Yisrael Beiteinu Party is expected to hold close to its current number of seats, as will right-wing religious parties such as Shas. A new party, led by former TV anchor Yair Lapid, is expected to pick up many seats from the Kadima Party, though Lapid’s political popularity is untested.
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Storm clouds growing on global economy WASHINGTON (AP) — When global finance ministers meet this week in Tokyo, they’ll confront a triple challenge: Economic troubles in three major regions are threatening the world’s economy. And political conflicts are complicating the problem. Europe is gripped by a debt crisis and stalled growth. A budget standoff in the United States is set to trigger tax increases and spending cuts and perhaps a recession. A weaker Asia is slowing worldwide growth. Mindful of those threats, the International Monetary Fund has turned gloomier about the global economy. And it’s warning that even its dimmer outlook might prove too optimistic if Europe and the United States fail to resolve their crises. Developed countries are facing a heightened risk of recession, and their troubles threaten China and other emerging economies, the IMF says in its updated World Economic Outlook. No major solutions are expected to emerge from the Tokyo talks, which begin Thursday when finance ministers and central bank presidents from the seven wealthiest countries meet. They’ll be followed Friday by the start of annual meetings of the 188-nation IMF and its sister lending group, the World Bank. The leaders are expected to downplay any disagree-
German Chancellor Angela Merkel keeps a stiff upper lip despite an increasingly hostile economic environment for the entire European Union. ments to avoid jolting financial markets. But they’re also likely to warn nations that action is urgently needed to avoid a global disaster. Their focus will be on Europe, whose financial crisis is entering its fourth year. It poses the gravest risk. European leaders have taken steps to defuse the panic over high government debts and weak banks. Even so, their economies are ailing. Six countries are in recession. More are expected to follow. Political tensions in European nations over how much to cut spending and debt and how much to promote growth have complicated any solution. The IMF is expected to discuss whether to intensify its oversight of countries that have received IMF aid. “The European situation is clearly the muddy water coming from upstream,”
Fire sweeps RMNP Gusting winds are driving the fire toward the east and north. The fire is burning far from any structures, but there is concern it could reach the Moraine Park campground if it keeps moving east. Callers into 7NEWS say the smoke is so thick it’s ringing the sun and plumes are billowing over Estes Park. Park firefighters and additional fire crews are on scene. But because of steep, inaccessible terrain, crews will not be put on the fire line. The fire’s cause is under investigation.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Firefighters are trying to control a wildfire burning on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park. Park officials say rough terrain is hampering their efforts and could be a problem today. The fire prompted evacuations of Moraine Park campground on Tuesday, along with backcountry campsites and trails, including Bear Lake Road. Moraine Park is an area where visitors view elk herds. The fire has burned across about 300 acres and is about 2 miles west of the Fern Lake trailhead.
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said Sung Won Sohn, an economics professor at the Martin Smith School of Business at California State University. “It is hurting the global economy.” The finance leaders are also sure to warn that if the United States doesn’t soon resolve its fiscal crisis, it could derail the fragile U.S. and global economic recoveries. Here’s a look at the threats from Europe, the United States and Asia that will command the attention this week of the Group of Seven wealthy industrial countries, the IMF and the World Bank: — THE UNITED STATES
The U.S. economy is struggling. It grew at a puny 1.3 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter. The IMF expects it to expand 2.2 percent for all of 2012 and just 2.1 percent next year. The U.S. unemployment rate is a still-high 7.8 percent. Manufacturing remains sluggish. Workers’ pay is trailing inflation. And the U.S. economy remains at risk of dropping off a “fiscal cliff ” when 2013 begins. Tax increases and deep spending cuts will take effect unless Congress breaks a budget impasse. If those measures do take effect, most economists think the U.S. economy would topple into recession
next year. The Congressional Budget Office estimates that the U.S. unemployment rate would rise to 9.1 percent by fall. It’s now 7.8 percent. Other nations worry about how a recession in the world’s largest economy would ripple around the globe. And surveys of U.S. companies suggest that the fiscal cliff has made some reluctant to hire until the crisis is defused. Congress will also need to raise the federal debt ceiling early next year. The last debt-ceiling standoff in 2011 was resolved at nearly the last minute, narrowly averting a first-ever default by the U.S. government. “We will see the rest of the world expressing concerns about the threats if the United States doesn’t get its act together and this failure destabilizes financial markets,” said Eswar Prasad, an economics professor at Cornell and a former top IMF official. Many investors appear to assume that Congress will resolve the budget dispute and raise the debt limit once it returns after the November elections for a “lame-duck” session. In Tokyo, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will likely assure his counterparts that the administration is intent on helping Congress strike a deal to avoid an economic catastrophe. — EUROPE
As a whole, the alliance of 17 economies that use the euro will shrink 0.4 percent this year and grow just 0.2 percent next year, the IMF predicts. Europe’s economic slide has been deepened by its financial crisis. Countries such as Greece and Spain are suffering from high debts and weak banks. Greece, Ireland and Portugal have already needed bailouts. Some relief has come from a pledge by the European Central Bank to buy unlimited amounts of gov-
Quantity, not quality, of loans encouraged NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has sued Wells Fargo in a New York court, accusing the nation’s largest mortgage lender of misrepresenting the quality of thousands of loans in order to be eligible for federal loan insurance. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Manhattan, seeks to recover “hundreds of millions of dollars” that the Federal Housing Administration paid out after borrowers defaulted on Wells Fargo mortgage loans. The bank had applied for FHA insurance for the loans, meaning that if the loans went bad, the bank could ask the government to pay for costs associated with the defaulted mortgages. The lawsuit charges that
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China has been a potent economic engine for Asia and the world. But its annual growth fell to a threeyear low of 7.6 percent in the quarter that ended in June. The IMF expects China’s economy to grow 7.8 percent this year. That’s explosive by Western standards. But as recently as 2010, China’s
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sues in its latest quarterly report. “Wells Fargo is proud of its long involvement in the FHA program, which has helped so many people obtain affordable mortgages and become homeowners,” the bank said. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who announced the lawsuit along with HUD officials, sought to portray the bank as driven by quantity instead of quality. Bharara said that Wells Fargo rewarded employees based on the number of loans they approved, a practice he called “an accelerant to a fire already burning.” This marks the fifth lawsuit that the government has brought against major lenders over mortgage practices. Wells Fargo, based in San Francisco, is the country’s fourth-biggest bank by assets and its biggest mortgage lender. Shares fell 70 cents, or 2 percent, to finish at $35.10.
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Political math The median wealth of America’s families is in the neighborhood of $100,000. Most of that is in the family’s home. The median wealth of members of the U.S. Congress is $913,000 and rising. The median family income in Kansas is about $50,000. Representatives and senators start with a paycheck of $174,000 a year and add on extras from there. To understand what these numbers mean, the recession skipped the hallowed halls of Congress. A majority of our nation’s legislators are millionaires. Some are very, very wealthy. All of them who don’t belong to the top 1 percent are rich in comparison to the average American. Because a good many members of Congress are earning
much more than they were before they went to Washington — or would earn if they returned to the private sector — they are careful readers of the political tea leaves and do nothing to offend their voter base. Political correctness has a new definition today — steer clear of controversy, avoid initiatives, go with the flow, consult opinion polls to discover what to think. Depend on the special interests to fund your campaigns for re-election. Smile a lot and keep your mouth shut. Conclusion: Because we give the members of Congress a standard of living many could not achieve back home, they very much want to stay in office and won’t touch tough issues with a 10-foot-pole. — Emerson Lynn, jr.
Say it in writing Hallmark is closing its Topeka plant, a decision that puts a Kansas face on the fact that greeting card companies right along with the U.S. post office are facing fallout from the electronic revolution. More and more of us are communicating through email, Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Why pay $2.50 for a card and 47 cents for a stamp when you have already committed to an Internet contract? It’s likely to get worse, though a quaint alternative exists. It is really less expensive to write a note and send it by snailmail. More appreciated,
too. Sending a Twitter saying “Sorry mom died” really lacks class. Ditto for posting a love letter on Facebook for the whole world to read. Just whose fancy are you trying to capture? OK, written expressions of sympathy, love, appreciation or delight are old-fashioned. But they are also uniquely personal and, excuse the word, appropriate. Make an impression. Say it in writing. A plain panel card from the five and dime and a ballpoint pen will do fine. — Emerson Lynn, jr.
Letter to the editor Dear editor,
This letter is in response to all increases in rates and tax levies that this city, county, and school system want to impose on the citizens of Iola and Allen County. I personally will not pay them! I will move from Iola before I have one extra penny taken from my pocket! I suggest that cutting some administration positions across the board in all the areas would be more cost effective. I also suggest that you start at the top of the pay scales. I also do not believe that my tax dollar should pay the county commissioners a salary and for their health insurance. I simply will not pay for the mistakes of the past city administrator and human resources person. We need to get the health insurance payment policy for the
employees and retirees rectified before we end like the cities in California and bankrupt! We are losing residents of this city and county daily. We have houses sitting empty and for sale signs all over this city. I keep hearing about improving this city/county, try getting a grocery store here so I don’t have to shop somewhere else to buy apples. This city/county is losing sales tax dollars daily because people cannot get what they want/need in this city/county. Another issue is the recall of the two city commissioners. I realize that a few people did not get their way, but really I have not seen such childish, I want my own way behavior since I was at a preschool. Darcus Kottwitz Iola, Kan.
Views from other Kansas editors The Hutchinson News
(Economists overly optimistic in their job-creation projections for Kansas)
Economic researchers predict the Kansas job market will grow by 1.8 percent — more than 24,000 jobs — in the coming year, which sounds overly optimistic based on what has taken place statewide in recent months. Consider that the Wichita aviation industry, one of the economic backbones of the state, has continued to shed jobs in 2012, while the Siemens plant here in Hutchinson announced last month that it will eliminate 146 positions. In addition, greeting card mogul Hallmark will close its Topeka plant in the coming year — a move that will eliminate 300 jobs. Do you think it cashed in on this mass layoff trend with a sympathy card for people out of work? All that said, it is hard to fathom how economic experts at Wichita State University are predicting that 24,175 jobs will be created this year in the Sunflower State. The WSU Center for Economic Development and Business Research issued its annual report this week. There is good reason for skepticism. In 2008, the same group issued a rosy picture for the coming year just as the economy was beginning to show signs of pending doom. It eventually had to go back to the data to revise its projections. This week’s outlook, the Associated Press reported, does not take fully into account concerns that the U.S. economy could fall off a “fiscal cliff ” at the end of the year. That is when tax increases and deep spending cuts will take effect unless Congress reaches a budget deal. A recession could follow. The forecast also does not factor in automatic federal government spending cuts, which would require an across-the-board cut of 9 percent to most Pentagon programs and 8 percent in many domestic programs. Those defense cuts would have a profound impact on Wichita’s aviation-heavy economy. The automatic cuts were mandated by the failure of last year’s congressional deficit “supercommittee” to strike a budget deal. The process of automatic cuts is
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called sequestration, and the administration has little flexibility in how to distribute the cuts. In other words, amid a very uncertain future — from a presidential election in six weeks to a strapped economy to the sequestration process — it is a near impossible task to accurately project the job market for the coming year. Putting a positive spin on our predicament appears to be even more difficult an endeavor. The Wichita Eagle
(Skeptical of school task force)
There is cause to be skeptical about Gov. Sam Brownback’s new school efficiency task force. After all, the task force is supposed to “examine education spending and to develop guidelines on how to get more funding into classrooms,” yet not a single member of the 10-member group works in education. And the governor’s press release last week announcing the task force wrongly claimed that state law “requires at least 65 percent of funds provided by the state to school districts be spent in the classroom or for instruction.” It’s only a policy guideline — and a misguided one at that. Also, the state is in the middle of a lawsuit about whether it is suitably funding education, and some lawmakers use claims of inefficiency as an excuse to not increase funding. “We need more money in the classroom and less in administration and overhead costs,” Brownback echoed in the press release. Still, if the task force can find realistic ways to reduce costs without harming educational outcomes, terrific. All good ideas should be welcome. And if it determines that schools are actually operating efficiently, especially given all the regulations and demands they face, that’s one less excuse for
The most obvious way to significantly reduce administration costs — consolidating school districts — is fiercely opposed by many communities and lawmakers, including conservative Republicans.
That said, districts have experienced nearly $500 million in state funding cuts in recent years. As a result, they have had to rethink their operations. Wichita has closed schools, dropped programs and laid off staff. Wichita superintendent John Allison also has a group of local business leaders who are helping look for ways for the district to be more efficient. If the task force can come up with other viable ideas for lowering costs without lowering quality, more power to it.
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It is hard to fathom how economic experts are predicting that 24,175 jobs will be created this year in the Sunflower State.
lawmakers. One caution for the task force is that the 65 percent spending target is arbitrary and ambiguous. There is no research showing a relationship between the 65 percent threshold and improved student outcomes. Also, librarians, school nurses, counselors and social workers aren’t counted as instructional costs, yet they have a direct influence on the success of students. Budget percentages also can vary significantly between districts based on transportation costs, number of buildings, age of buildings, and number of lowincome, bilingual or special education students. In other words, one size or simplistic measure doesn’t fit all. Another challenge is that the efficiency of Kansas schools has been studied several times by professional auditors, without finding much to change. And the most obvious way to significantly reduce administrative costs — consolidating school districts — is fiercely opposed by many communities and lawmakers, including conservative Republicans.
“The tragedy of this crime is that it’s a story of betrayal. The most obvious aspect is your betrayal of 10 children.” — Judge John Cleland after a hearing in which three of the men former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was convicted Sandusky of molesting as boys confronted him face to face and told of the lasting pain he had inflicted.
***** “Every kind of threat to the Turkish territory and the Turkish people will find us standing against it. Soldiers loyal to Assad fired shells at us, we immediately reacted and responded with double force. We shall never stop responding.” — Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan reiterating that Ankara will continue retaliating for attacks from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime. *****
“There isn’t any question that he has breathed new life and new energy into the Republican Party.
We’re seeing that there is greater intensity among Republicans and a great willingness to get out and vote and participate than we’re seeing with Democrats.” —
Ohio Gov. John Kasich in comments to reporters as Republicans credit Mitt Romney’s strong debate appearance last week as the reason for an uptick in national polling.
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Toland and Gilpin both agreed Thrive is prepared to handle the extra workload. The non-profit organization would not bring additional staff to fill the position, and responsibilities would be distributed among their current employees. He said his goal has been to set up programs that will eventually carry their own momentum, and Thrive’s objective is to be the catalyst for those programs. With this philosophy, Toland said Thrive has an opportunity to devote some of its attention to helping the local economy grow. Gilpin said Iola Industries has realized the need to expand their focus from Iola to the entire county, and has been doing so for the past several years. He said the new economic de-
velopment position would not be solely for the benefit of Iola, and he believes Thrive’s county-wide effects are a testament to that fact. Gilpin said the position would be set for one year. From that point, Thrive Allen County and Iola Industries would meet with all funding parties to evaluate whether to maintain the position. County commissioners seemed positive about the proposal, but requested additional time to discuss the matter. In addition, commissioners approved a $374,710 bid made by public works to replace a blower and flare system in the county landfill gas system. Perennial Energy, based in West Plains, Mo., was selected and will make improvements to the system later in the winter.
H Hospital reflection garden will be situated and will include the hospital’s current gazebo. THE PLANNING of a medical office building is in its infancy, said Sean McReynolds, a hospital trustee. The building would be adjacent to the hospital and be where both permanent and visiting health professionals would practice. The size and scope of the building depends on “who our anchor tenants are,” he said. McReynolds and local bank executives are part of a group that will solicit investors to put money up for the facility’s construction once tenants are determined. “The good news is that it’s being handled by people who can get things done in a hurry, “ he said. Whether a Veterans Affairs clinic will be part of the mix on the new site is still up in the air, trustees learned at their meeting on Sept. 25. Carolyn McLean, Iola, is still working behind the scenes to make that a go. TOM MILLER contacted
trustees Tuesday afternoon via email of his resignation from the board. “My other commitments have become too great for me to be able to fulfill the requirements of my position
I remain wholly committed to the replacement hospital project. The citizens of Allen County can be assured that the current board members have, and will continue to do an exceptional job in this very important project. — Tom Miller, in his letter of resignation
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on the board, and I feel it is best for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote to the position,” Miller wrote. “I remain wholly committed to the replacement hospital project,” he said. “The citizens of Allen County can be assured that the current board members have, and will continue to do an exceptional job in this very important project.” Hospital trustees are appointed by Allen County commissioners. TRUSTEES approved payment of $788,992 to Murray Construction, and $246,548 to Cerner as the second installment on its health medical records contract.
SpaceX Dragon arrives APE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A private company successfully delivered a half-ton of supplies to the International Space Station early this morning, the first official shipment under a billion-dollar contract with NASA. The SpaceX cargo ship, called Dragon, eased up to
legally registered to vote — including those who are old and do not drive — can easily obtain the identification they need. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which has three elected Republicans and three Democrats, said it would allow “no voter disenfranchisement” under the state’s new voter ID law. And on that basis, a state judge decided last week that it could not be enforced this year. The court was told that hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvania’s registered voters did not have the kind of photo ID card that would allow them to vote. In a Texas case, federal judges focused on the difficulty of obtaining the right photo ID card from a state motor vehicle office.
Because about a third of Texas counties do not have such an office, thousands of legal voters who do not drive — and, in many instances, have no access to a car — faced the prospect of finding a way to travel more than 200 miles round trip to obtain ID cards, the judges said. Rick Hasen, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine, said many of the rulings might not stand for long. “The victories over voter ID laws are likely to be shortlived,” he said. The Supreme Court has not yet weighed in this year on the major election law disputes. Four years ago, however, the justices upheld an Indiana photo ID law, and Hasen predicted they would look favorably on the new state laws so long as voters were given enough time to comply. And not all the rulings went for the challengers. In Florida, a judge refused last week to stop state officials from seeking to remove noncitizens from the voting rolls. People who are not citizens have no right to vote, the judge said.
— 12 years old or above. By the time the 1920s came around, women of coal miners had had enough of seeing their loved ones sent off daily to poor working conditions without the promise of a safe return home. Knoll told a story of a woman, Mother Jones, who “described herself as not a humanitarian but a hell raiser,” Knoll said. Mother Jones found herself in the midst of strikes, rallies and marches — oftentimes being among the movement’s organizers. Knoll said Mother Jones, along with countless number of other women, was arrested quite often. The first time she was arrested it was for speaking openly about the
unfair labor conditions on a public street. “When the police officer asked her if she had a permit to be speaking on the streets, Mother Jones said she did. The police officer then asked her who gave her the permit. Mother Jones replied ‘Patrick Henry, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson,’” Knoll said. Women like Mother Jones stood shoulder to shoulder with their husbands, kicking off the modern American labor movement. In December of 1921 the women began marching and crossed through all the mines — more than 60. The marches became violent. Many times the women would have to bring their infants with them.
Knoll said the women were deemed the “Amazon Army” by the New York Times and oftentimes the women were described, especially in newspaper articles, in military terminology. Knoll said the actions the women and men took to turn around the labor practices ultimately led to national social reform. The Amazon Army is now part of Kansas history that is taught in schools across the state. There is a Miners’ Memorial in Pittsburg. From May 11 to June 23 there will be a traveling Smithsonian exhibit stopping at the memorial, “The Way We Worked,” which highlights poor working conditions such as the coal mines.
The victories over voter ID laws are likely to be short lived. — Rick Hasen, law professor at the University of California, Irvine
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laws could even sway the outcome in the presidential race if it were close in key states. Since the disputed presidential election of 2000 and the Supreme Court’s Bush vs. Gore decision, increasingly partisan disputes over election laws have arisen. In general, Republicans have called for tighter restrictions, while Democrats have opted for looser and more generous rules. The Constitution gives states the power to set the rules for elections, and judges usually uphold regulations adopted by state legislatures. But this year, judges took a more skeptical view of regulations that could stand in the way of voters. State judges in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania blocked strict new photo ID laws from taking effect. And federal judges pressed Ohio and Florida to restore most of the early voting days that were cut under new laws. Another federal judge in Ohio said the state must count the ballots of voters
who go to the right polling place but are sent to the wrong table for their precinct. Four years ago, 14,000 votes were lost for that reason. A second federal judge set aside part of the Florida law that had prevented groups such as the League of Women Voters from registering new voters. “It’s been a remarkable series of victories,” said Wendy Weiser, a lawyer for the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University, a liberal advocacy group that has opposed the new restrictions on voting. Most voters support voter ID laws, according to opinion surveys. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Carol Aichele said her state’s photo ID law was “on track to be fully implemented in future elections. (It) is designed to preserve the integrity of every vote by doing what we can to make sure each voter is who they claim to be.” None of the rulings this year conclude that photo ID laws are unconstitutional. Rather, the judges said that if states plan to enforce such a new rule, they must ensure that people
the orbiting lab, and station astronauts reached out with a robot arm and snared it. Then they firmly latched it down. “Looks like we’ve tamed the Dragon,” reported space station commander Sunita Williams. “We’re happy she’s on board with us.”
ing camps would eventually be filled with families from France, Sweden, Italy, England, Germany and Eastern Europe. Ten to 12 hour days were considered an honest day’s work, cheap child labor was beneficial for coal mine owners and workman’s comp was unheard of. Working conditions were hazardous and mining accidents were so common that “good-byes in the mornings were somber,” Knoll said. The men would have to work on their knees or on their sides because the mines were only three or four feet tall. Knoll said if a man died in the mines the next option was to send in the next oldest son
Man behind anti-Muslim film to appear in court LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man with many aliases who was behind an anti-Muslim film that sparked violence in the Middle East is expected to be asked by a judge today whether he violated his probation for a 2010 bank fraud conviction. Federal prosecutors said Mark Basseley Youssef, 55, had eight probation violations, including lying to his probation officer and using aliases. If Youssef denies those allegations, a judge will then likely schedule an evidentiary hearing. Youssef has been in a federal detention center since Sept. 28 after he was arrested for the probation vio-
lations and deemed a flight risk by a magistrate judge. He went into hiding after a 14-minute trailer for the movie “Innocence of Muslims” was posted on YouTube. Angry protests stoked by the film broke out in Egypt and Libya and violence related to the film has spread, killing dozens. Enraged Muslims demanded punishment for Youssef, and a Pakistani cabinet minister has offered a $100,000 bounty to anyone who kills him. Federal authorities have said Youssef isn’t behind bars because of the film or its content, which portrays Muhammad as a religious fraud, womanizer and pe-
dophile. They said Youssef hasn’t been truthful about his identity, using different names after he was convicted in 2010 of bank fraud. Youssef was sentenced to 21 months in prison. He was barred from using computers or the Internet for five years without approval from his probation officer, though prosecutors said none of the violations involved the Internet. An email left for Youssef ’s attorney, Steven Seiden, was not immediately returned Tuesday. At least three names have been revealed to be associated with Youssef in the past several weeks. Court documents show Youssef legally
changed his name from Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in 2002, but never told federal authorities, who used that as part of the probation violation case against him. Youssef, an Egyptianborn Christian who’s now a U.S. citizen, sought to obtain a passport in his new name but still had a California driver’s license as Nakoula, authorities said. Youssef used a third name, Sam Bacile, in association with the film. Authorities said Youssef used more than a dozen aliases and opened about 60 bank accounts and had more than 600 credit and debit cards to conduct a check fraud scheme.
Where to write
President Barack Obama, (Democrat) 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington D.C., 20500; phone (switchboard): (202) 4561414; (comments): (202) 456-1111
Gov. Sam Brownback, (Republican) Capital, 300 S.W. 10th Ave., Suite 212S, Topeka, KS 66612-1590; phone: (785) 296-3232; email: www.governor.ks.gov/ comments/comment.htm
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, (Republican) 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington D.C., 20510; phone: (202) 224-4774; Topeka: Frank Carlson Federal Building, 444 S.E. Quincy, Room 392, Topeka, KS 66683 phone: (785) 295-2745
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, (Republican) Russell Senate Office Building, Room 354, Washington D.C., 20510; phone: (202) 224-6521; Pittsburg: 306 N. Broadway, Suite 125, Pittsburg, KS, 66762; phone: (620) 232-2286
Rep. Lynn Jenkins, (Republican) 130 Cannon House Office Building, Washington D.C., 20515; phone: (202) 2256601; Pittsburg: 701 N. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762; phone: (620) 2315966
Sen. Jeff King, (Republican) State Capitol-237 E Topeka, KS 66612 phone: (785) 296-7398; Independence: 113 S. 8TH ST, PO Box 1211 Independence, KS 67301 phone: (620) 714-1881
Rep. Bill Otto, (Republican) Capitol Office, Docking, phone: (785) 296-7656 LeRoy: 102 9th, LeRoy, KS 66857, phone: 620-964-2355
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Sandusky sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison By JEREMY ROEBUCK and JEFF GAMMAGE The Philadelphia Inquirer
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Jerry Sandusky’s abuse shattered the formative years of his young victims’ lives. For that, a judge decided Tuesday, he will pay with the waning years of his own. The former Pennsylvania State University assistant football coach was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison Tuesday for the serial sexual molestation of 10 adolescent boys. The punishment effectively ensures that the 68-year-old will remain incarcerated for the rest of his life, Judge John M. Cleland said. “It is the ultimate tragedy of this situation that all the qualities that made you so successful as a coach and community leader concealed those vices that let you down,” the judge said, addressing Sandusky at a hearing in Centre County Court. “It is exactly your ability to conceal those vices that, in my opinion,
makes you dangerous.” Sandusky, dressed in a red jail jumpsuit, stood stone-faced as his sentence was read. But in a rambling speech that incorporated sports metaphors, discussion of his sexual relationship with his wife, Dorothy, and comparisons of himself to other sports underdogs like the racehorse Seabiscuit, he vowed to continue efforts to clear his name. “We’re in the fourth quarter,” he said. “In the fourth quarter, you find out who will stand by you. For those still standing up for me, we will continue to fight.” Afterward, he was returned to the Centre County jail, where he is expected to stay at least 10 more days before being sent to a state prison processing center near Camp Hill, Pa. There, a decision will be made on where he will serve out his punishment. Tuesday’s sentence marked a significant milestone in a scandal that turned Sandusky, a nation-
ally famous coach and a revered philanthropist, into one of the most reviled men in America. At his June trial, at which a jury convicted him of 45 counts of child sex abuse, prosecutors detailed a pattern of abuse in which the former coach targeted boys with absent fathers, gave them access to the Penn State football community, and eventually pressed them for sex. Eight accusers took the stand. Each told harrowing tales of Sandusky entering their lives as a mentor and father figure through the Second Mile, the charity he founded for underprivileged youth, only to become their predator. In court Tuesday, several described their continuing struggle to process the abuse they endured. “I’m troubled with flashbacks of his naked body,” the 26-year-old identified in court documents as Victim 5 told the judge. “The sentencing will never erase what he did to me. It will never erase
from my memory his hands on my skin or mine on his.” The mother of another 19-year-old victim said in a statement read in court that she now questions all of her parenting decisions since learning that the man she brought into her son’s life as a surrogate father turned out to be a pedophile. “I blame myself and still do for your sick indulgences,” she wrote. Others adopted a more forceful tone in addressing their abuser. “I grew up in a bad situation, and you made things worse,” said the 29-year-old known as Victim 4. “You should be ashamed of yourself.” In explaining his sentencing decision, Cleland noted the resulting community fallout from Sandusky’s crimes. In July, the NCAA imposed crippling sanctions on Penn State’s once-revered football program, alleging that several top administrators covered up allegations against him.
Supreme Court end suit against telecom By DAVID G. SAVAGE Tribune Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has ended a 6-year-old class-action lawsuit against the nation’s telecommunications carriers for secretly helping the National Security Agency monitor phone calls and emails coming into and out of this country. The suit was dealt a death blow in 2008 when Congress granted retroactive immunity to people or companies aiding U.S. intelligence agents. Without comment, the justices turned down appeals from civil liberties advocates who contended this mass surveillance was unconstitutional and illegal. This month the justices are set to hear a separate case to decide whether NSA officials can be sued for authorizing this allegedly unconstitutional mass wiretapping. The suit against the telecom companies was triggered when Mark Klein, a retired AT&T engineer in San Francisco, revealed that the company had allowed NSA agents to tap into its switching devices. He testified this meant that the NSA may “conduct what amounts to vacuum-
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Dagen Goodner (12) a member of The Humboldt Cubs, tries to elude the tackle of Iola Mustang defenders Casen Barker (25) and Tayton Driskel (27) in an Allen County Youth Tackle Football League contest Tuesday evening at Riverside Park. Game results were not available by press time today.
Goodell upholds Saint suspensions By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the suspensions of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith on Tuesday for their role in the New Orleans Saints bounty scandal and reduced penalties for Scott Fujita and Anthony Hargrove. Roger Gooddell Though an appeal panel created by the NFL’s labor agreement vacated the original suspensions on technical grounds, Goodell ruled he was sticking with his decision to suspend Vilma for the season and Smith for four games. Hargrove, a free agent defensive lineman, will face a twogame suspension once he signs with a team. He originally was hit with eight games, but that was reduced to seven with five
games already served. Fujita, who plays for Cleveland, will now miss only one game instead of three. The responses of Vilma, Smith and the NFL Players Association left little doubt that the seven-month-old bounty saga is far from over. Vilma said on Twitter that the new ruling “this is not news to me pride won’t let him admit he’s wrong.” Smith issued a statement saying he will continue to Jonathan Vilma explore his appeal options. Vilma’s attorney, Peter Ginsberg, said in a statement that Goodell’s new ruling “continues his previous grossly misplaced interpretation of the ‘evidence.’ What the Commissioner did today is not justice, nor just. The suspension has the fingerprints
of lawyers trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.” The players were implicated in what the NFL said was a bounty pool run by former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and paid improper cash bonuses for hits that injured opponents. The players have acknowledged a pool but denied they intended to injure anyone. The players can delay their suspensions by appealing again through their labor contract, which they have three days to do. They could also ask a federal judge in New Orleans to revisit their earlier request for an injunction blocking the suspensions. Goodell, meanwhile, stood by the substance of the investigation began when allegations were first brought to the league’s attention three seasons ago. “The quality, specificity and scope of the evidence supportSee GOODELL | Page B2
WELLSVILLE — Iola High’s Fillies had a pair of tough battles on their hands Tuesday on the volleyball court. The Fillies wound up splitting the matches, defeating Central Heights in three sets 25-18, 12-25, 25-15, and falling to host Wellsville 25-17, 25-17. “We had a tough fight against Wellsville, but we just couldn’t put all the pieces together,” head coach Emily Sigg said. “We went three (sets) with Central Heights and ended with the win, but it was a match we should have had total control over.” In the victory over Central Heights, Katie Thompson registered seven points, including five aces, a kill, one solo block and a dig. Emery Driskel blasted 13 kills with three digs. Breanna Stout followed with six kills, two digs and an ace to go with three points. Addie Haar delivered five kills with a dig. Emma Piazza dished up 15 assists, four points, a solo block and a dig. Kyra Moore provided nine assists, four kills and two digs with her four-point effort. Hannah Endicott had four digs, two aces and four points overall. Emma Sigg also had four
digs. Against Central Heights, Thompson was on a roll and served five consecutive points. She wound up with a kill, two digs and an ace as well. Piazza had seven assists and a dig. Driskel had eight kills, a set assist, one solo block and four digs. Stout had four kills, two solo blocks, another assisted block and four digs. Moore had five assists, two kills and an assisted block. Haar had a kill. Endicott and Sigg provided one and two digs, respectively. THE FILLIE freshmen, meanwhile, won in four sets at Wellsville, 25-9, 25-14, 24-26, 25-8. Taylor Heslop led the freshmen in assists. Mikaela Platt, Ashlie Shields, Tayler Sell and Valaree Burtnett led the team in kills, while Heslop, McKayli Cleaver, Miciah Larney and Joie Whitney were the leading servers. The varsity Fillies return to action Saturday with a tournament in Garnett at the Anderson County Invitational, followed next Tuesday by a return trip to Anderson County High. The freshmen travel to Girard Thursday to take on Girard, Frontenac and Southeast Cherokee.
Wildcats sweep pair MOUND CITY — The Marmaton Valley High Wildcats picked up a pair of wins on the road Tuesday at an invitational volleyball meet hosted by JayhawkLinn High. The Wildcats defeated Northeast-Arma High 25-22, 25-15. Marmaton Valley was led by Emily Meiwes with eight points and six kills, Emily Boyd with six points and Kailey Boyd with five kills. Marmaton Valley also dispatched Crest 25-15, 25-14. Kailey Boyd was good for 13 points and six kills. Mackenzie Tynon added eight points. Marmaton Valley’s junior varsity split a doubleheader, while
its freshman team won its only match of the day. The JV lost to host Jayhawk Linn 25-19, 25-23 and defeated Northeast-Arma 25-7, 25-11. The freshmen, meanwhile, won in three sets over Jayhawk-Linn, 21-25, 25-19, 15-13. Leaders on the night for the Moran girls were Tessa Olson with 21 points, four kills and a block, Mackenzie Tynon with 15 points and three kills, Kenzie Harrison with 15 points and a kill, Molly Hamlin with 12 points and two kills, Ruby Mann with nine points, Ashlynn Pinkerton with eight points and three kills and Shauna Knight with eight points.
Lady Cubs drop matches CHERRYVALE — An undermanned Humboldt High volleyball team took to the road for a doubleheader Tuesday against host Cherryvale High and Eureka High. But while the Lady Cubs lost both matches, several players stepped up in a tough situation, according to their head coach. Humboldt lost 25-16, 25-22 to the host Chargers and fell 25-23, 25-12 to Eureka. “I am very proud of this group of girls,” Humboldt head coach Stephanie Splechter said. “Our setter is injured and they had to step up.” As a result, Branna Kline and Sheri Middleton shared setting duties in the first match. Kline handled all of the duties in the second. “It was a first for both,” Splechter said. “The rest of the team had their backs and played their hearts out.”
Against Cherryvale, Middleton had 10 points, six kills, four blocks and an assist. Kayle Riebel followed with eight points, five kills and two digs. Kline had 10 assists, two kills and three points overall. Haley Riebel had one point — an ace — and three digs. Delaney Umholtz and Rachel Taylor had one and two digs, respectively. Against Eureka, Middleton had six points, including four kills, two blocks and three assists. Kline registerd five points, two aces, three serves and five assists. Kayle Riebel had four points, an ace, two kills and an assist. Taylor provided five digs and two points. Umholtz had one point from an ace and three digs. Haley Riebel had a set assist. The Lady Cubs are home next Tuesday to take on Burlington and Fredonia.
SCC VB earns victories HARTFORD — Southern Coffey County High’s volleyball team swept both of its matches Tuesday in 25-11, 25-12 wins over Marais Des Cygnes Valley and 2516, 25-12 over host Hartford. “The girls played well in both matches,” Lady Titan head coach Jeff True said. “We passed and set the ball as nicely as we have all year, which allowed for some good kills. Our serving was excellent.” True noted the Le Roy team was a perfect 95 for 95 on serve attempts. “I’ve never had a team serve perfectly for an entire evening.” Sarah Webb led the way with 23 kills and six blocks for the Lady Titans. Branna Isch added seven blocks. Carley Nelson had 19 assists. Martyna Hegwald had 14
assists. True hopes SCC can maintain its momentum Saturday, when it opens Lyon County League tournament play in Emporia. The Lady Titans (13-14) are the sixth seed and begin play at 8 a.m.
Correction It’s Gus
An article in Tuesday’s Register detailing the Iola High junior varsity football team’s 32-26 victory over Wellsville should have credited Gus Hopkins with seven tackles. Hopkins was incorrectly identified in the article. The Register regrets the error.
Seniors Jacob Harrison, left, and Eli Grover were named the MVPs of Iola High’s 41-36 win Friday at Wellsville. The recognition came through the Iola Police Department-sponsored Cops for Jocks promotion. On hand for the weekly honors were, back from left, Iola Police Chief Jared Warner and Officer Mike Ford. Cops for Jocks is a program between the IPD and the IHS Mustang football team to recognize outstanding play in each of the Iola football games.
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Giants, A’s take home wins to extend series Error keys S.F. rally By JOE KAY AP Baseball Writer
CINCINNATI (AP) — Joaquin Arias hit the ball, put his head down and ran. All he knew was that the Giants’ season depended upon how fast he made it to first. “That’s the fastest I’ve ever run to first,” the infielder said. He won the playoff dash, taking advantage of third baseman Scott Rolen’s momentary bobble to beat the throw. Arias’ foot hit the bag, and the Giants suddenly had a little hope. After managing only one hit through the first nine innings, the Giants took advantage of a passed ball and Rolen’s error in the 10th inning for a 2-1 victory that cut the Cincinnati Reds’ lead in the division series to 2-1. A team that’s struggled just to get hits is suddenly feeling like it has a chance against long odds. The Giants are trying to become the first team to overcome a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-five
series by winning three straight on the road. “I think we have to be really happy that we came away with a win tonight because we didn’t swing the bats very well at all,” said Buster Posey, who singled as part of the winning rally. The Giants have struggled the last two games against Bronson Arroyo and Homer Bailey, managing a total of three hits in the starters’ 14 innings combined. They’re not sure who’s up next for the Reds, who haven’t won a home playoff game in 17 years and now have a tough decision. Left-hander Barry Zito will pitch Game 4 today for San Francisco, which has won the last 11 times he started. The Reds had to decide whether to try ace Johnny Cueto, forced out of the opener in San Francisco on Saturday with spasms in his back and side. Manager Dusty Baker said after the game that they hadn’t decided whether to go with Cueto, bring
Defensive gems critical to Oakland victory By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Coco Crisp saved a likely home run, and Oakland’s season for at least one more game. If the center fielder had any lingering frustration about that two-run error that dearly cost Oakland in Game 2, this might have erased it. Crisp made a spectacular leaping catch at the top of the center-field back Mat Latos on short rest again, or replace Cueto with Mike Leake, who wasn’t on the division series roster. Switching out Cueto would leave the Reds ace ineligible to pitch in the championship series should the Reds get that far. The Giants managed only three hits against Bailey and the bullpen, but got two of them in the 10th —
wall to rob Prince Fielder, and that was just one in a handful of defensive gems by the Athletics to back Brett Anderson in a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. The A’s cut their deficit in the best-of-five AL division series to 2-1. Anderson outdueled fellow postseason first-timer Anibal Sanchez and the upstart A’s showed off stellar defense all over the diamond to avoid another along with a passed ball by Ryan Hanigan — to pull it out. San Francisco won despite striking out 16 times. Rolen, an eight-time Gold Glove winner, couldn’t cleanly field Arias’ grounder, which put him in a tough position. The Reds haven’t won a home playoff game since 1995, the last time they reached the NL championship series. They scored a run
Usain Bolt eyes next dream — soccer TOKYO (AP) — Soccer may be in Usain Bolt’s future. The Olympic great said We d n e s day he might try his hand at the global game once he retires from the track. Usain Bolt “I have said I wanted to try football,” said Bolt, the worldrecord holder at both 100
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and 200 meters. “I always wanted to try to play soccer. Maybe at the end of my career. It would be something that I would love to try. “I watch it on TV and see these guy plays. I play it all the time with my friends. I played childhood matches in Jamaica and I did well. I think it is something I would like to try to do.” Two days after saying he would like to defend his 100 and 200 meter titles at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Ja-
neiro, the 26-year-old Bolt said he may still branch out to other track events. “To find something else to strive toward,” he said. “I could always try the 400 meters — which I don’t want to do. I could try to run faster over both my events. I could try another event, maybe the long jump or the 400 meters. There are a few things I would like to try in sports that I could work towards. We’ll see what I decide at the start
ing the findings of conduct detrimental (to the game) are far greater and more extensive than ordinarily available in such cases,” Goodell said in a memorandum to the 32 clubs. Goodell’s new ruling comes about a month after an appeal panel vacated the original suspensions on technical grounds during Week 1 of the regular season. The panel did not address the merits of the league’s investigation. It merely asked Goodell to clarify to extent to which his ruling involved conduct detrimental to the league, which he has the sole authority to handle, and salary cap violations resulting from bonus payments, which would have to be ruled upon by an arbitrator other than the commissioner. “In my recent meetings with the players and their counsel, the players addressed the allegations and had an opportunity to tell their side of the story,” Goodell wrote. “In those meetings, the players confirmed many of the key facts disclosed in our investigation, most particularly that the program offered cash rewards for ‘cart-offs,’ that players were encouraged to ‘crank up the John Deere tractor’ and have their opponents carted off the field, and that rewards were offered and paid for plays that resulted in opposing players having to leave the field of play.” Only Smith and Fujita have played this season. Vilma has been recovering from offseason knee surgery and hopes to return in two weeks when the Saints play at Tampa
Bay. The Saints linebacker is on the physically unable to perform list for the first six weeks of the season and Goodell’s new ruling said that Vilma can be paid for that period. Smith issued a statement after the new rulings were announced. “I remain frustrated with the continued unilateral rulings by this commissioner as he continues to disregard the facts and assault my character,” Smith said in the statement. “Let me be clear— I never participated in a ‘pay-to-injure program,’ never took the field with intent to injure another player, and never contributed any money to hurt other players. It was my hope that those investigating would put their arrogance and agenda aside in order to comprehend the difference between a ‘pay-for-performance program’ and a ‘pay-toinjure program,’ but until that day, I will continue to pursue my appeal options through the NFLPA, and attempt to return to work for my family, teammates, fans and the city of New Orleans.” “For more than six months, the NFL has ignored the facts, abused the process outlined in our collective bargaining agreement and failed to produce evidence that the players intended to injure anyone, ever,” the said in a written statement. “The only evidence that exists is the League’s gross violation of fair due process, transparency and impartiality during this process. Truth and fairness have been the casualties of the league’s refusal to admit that it might have
in the first, then managed only one more hit the rest of the way, wasting another dominating performance by their pitching staff. The Reds set a season high with 16 strikeouts. Bailey matched his career high by fanning 10 in seven innings, a franchise playoff record. He allowed only one single. San Francisco’s one-hit wonders finally got it going
RBI single in the first inning and Seth Smith homered in the fifth. That was plenty on a night Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, Fielder and the Tigers’ high-priced offense were shut down by the low-budget A’s. Tigers 16-game winner Max Scherzer will try to close out the series in Game 4 tonight against A’s rookie A.J. Griffin. Detroit swept the A’s in the 2006 AL championship series. against Jonathan Broxton, who gave up leadoff singles by Posey — the NL batting champion — and Hunter Pence, who pulled his left calf on a wild swing before getting his hit. With two outs, Hanigan couldn’t come up with a pitch, letting the runners advance. Moments later, Cincinnati’s chance for a sweep was over when Rolen bobbled the ball.
of the season.” After becoming the first man to defend both 100and 200-meter titles at the Olympics, Bolt said his accomplish hit him once he returned home to Jamaica. “It’s a great thing to achieve a goal you always wanted,” Bolt said. “For me it was an honor. I have worked hard to become a legend. For me to go home after the races, sit down, and reflect on what just happened, it was emotional.
All Times EDT AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 3 2 0 .600 165 113 N.Y. Jets 2 3 0 .400 98 132 Miami 2 3 0 .400 103 103 Buffalo 2 3 0 .400 118 176 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 5 0 0 1.000 149 73 Indianapolis 2 2 0 .500 91 110 Jacksonville 1 4 0 .200 65 138 Tennessee 1 4 0 .200 88 181 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 4 1 0 .800 130 89 Cincinnati 3 2 0 .600 125 129 Pittsburgh 2 2 0 .500 93 89 Cleveland 0 5 0 .000 100 139 West W L T Pct PF PA San Diego 3 2 0 .600 124 102 Denver 2 3 0 .400 135 114 Oakland 1 3 0 .250 67 125 Kansas City 1 4 0 .200 94 145
made a mistake.” The players initially declined to meet with Goodell before he made his initial disciplinary rulings in early May or during the first appeal process that lasted until the first week of the regular season. Goodell began to reconsider his disciplinary actions after the Sept. 7 appeal panel ruling and this time all four players agreed to meet with him. During those meetings the NFL produced sworn declarations by Williams and another former defensive assistant, Mike Cerullo, in which they stated that they observed Vilma offering what they believed were $10,000 rewards for knocking thenArizona quarterback Kurt Warner and thenMinnesota quarterback Brett Favre out of 2009-10 playoff games. Ginsberg, however, said Cerullo’s and Williams’ sworn statements are not credible because they conflict with one another. Ginsberg noted that Cerullo swore he gave Vilma’s $10,000 to Williams after the Warner bounty was not “earned,” while Williams swore he never received money from Cerullo. Ginsberg also said the commissioner ignored the sworn testimony in federal court of several current and former teammates who denied the league’s accusations against Vilma. “Commissioner Goodell has further damaged Jonathan’s reputation, compromised his career, and cast an unfair cloud over a fine and decent man,” Ginsberg said. “It is unfortunate that the process exhibited by the NFL has had no decency.”
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playoff sweep by Detroit. “Robbed home runs are good,” Anderson posted on Twitter late Tuesday. “You see him hit it and you just kind of put your head down a little bit because you think you just gave up a homer,” Anderson said. “Then you see him plow through there and catch the ball and it kind of kick starts you to go out there and make pitches.” Yoenis Cespedes hit an
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012
State News Task force takes look at ed funding JOHN MILBURN Associated Press
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday he was confident that a school finance task force would find areas to squeeze more mileage out of state education spending and redirect that money to the classroom. The Republican acknowledged that looking at what 286 school districts spend on buildings, utilities, administration or maintenance “was getting into the weeds,” but he said it was a necessary exercise. “There’s not a line in the budget that says ‘waste, fraud and abuse’ and you say ‘OK, I’ll take that,’” the governor said during a Statehouse news conference. “It’s time for government to get into the weeds and figure out how we’re spending things and get more efficient at it.” Brownback held the news conference a day after the task force’s first meeting. Democrats and education advocates have criticized the group’s composition, saying the lack of educators on the task force suggests that the intent is to cut school spending.
But the gover nor defended his education record for his first two years in office, as well as Brownback his push to cut income taxes starting Jan. 1. The massive tax cuts were signed into law earlier this year. “The best way to fund education is to grow the economy,” Brownback said. Democrats criticized that argument Tuesday, saying the large cuts will create future budget problems and inevitably lead to large cuts in education spending and other state services. The Legislature’s nonpartisan research staff projects that the tax cuts will create collective budget shortfalls totaling nearly $2.5 billion over the next six years. “You can’t grow the economy and get yourself out of what essentially is a selfmade budget crisis because of this tax plan,” Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, said after the governor’s news conference.
“When you don’t agree with the facts, then you just label it scare tactics.” Hensley said restoring cuts in education spending is among the top issues that he and other Democrats are hearing during campaign trips being discussed by voters. Reductions included a 5.9 percent drop in base aid per pupil during the Brownback’s first year in office, though total dollars actually rose as the state put more money into teachers’ pensions and capital improvements, among other line items. The governor said Tuesday that he was committed to protecting K-12 funding, public safety and Medicaid spending in the upcoming budget. But he said he wants to see more money make it to classrooms. He said one focus of any savings or additional spending would be improving fourth-grade reading scores and making more high school graduates ready for college or work. The governor said the goal in state law was to get 65 percent of education dollars into classrooms, but he said the figure is being met by only 15 districts.
Brownback was adamant Tuesday that he didn’t want the task force to recommend merging the state’s districts and force rural communities to give up their schools. “They can bring whatever report they want, but I’m opposed to school consolidation,” he said. He also said that putting more money in the classroom had been discussed by Kansas governors as far back as Democrat Joan Finney, who was in office in the early 1990s. He said there are ways that districts can pull their resources to execute key functions, such as food service and other purchasing. “There’s no question that many of these costs are legitimate,” Brownback said. “This is not a new topic.” The 10-member task force was appointed by Brownback in September. On Monday, it heard from a private policy analyst, the Kansas Association of School Boards and a deputy state education commissioner. The next meeting is set for Nov. 9, and Brownback expects a report before the 2013 Legislature convenes in January.
Women sue district attorney Bank TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two former employees have filed a federal lawsuit against Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor alleging they were wrongfully terminated for raising issues about race and gender discrimination. The Topeka CapitalJournal reported Tuesday that Krystal BoxumDebolt of Lawrence and Lisa Moore of Rio Rancho, N.M., filed the case earlier this month in federal court in Topeka. Moore was living in Kansas at the time that the alleged wrongdoings took place. The two women allege they were fired by Taylor in August 2010 for raising concerns about the lack
of an area to pump breast milk and nurse. Also named in the lawsuit are the Shawnee County Commission. Attorney General Derek Schmidt was served with the lawsuit but isn’t a named defendant. His office declined Tuesday to comment about the matter. A spokesman for the district attorney’s office declined to comment Tuesday about the case referring all questions to the attorney general’s office. Boxum-Debolt started working for the district attorney’s office in August 2005, while Moore began in June 2009. According to court documents, the women began reporting instances of gen-
der discrimination in spring 2010, raising an issue with supervisors over the lack of appropriate facilities for women to breast feed or pump breast milk. The lawsuit says the women were ridiculed for raising the issue, adding that “Moore must not have enough work to do since she was looking up statutes.” The women said they were initially suspended then fired by Taylor’s office for making the complaints. The women filed a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and were notified earlier this year that they were able to file a federal lawsuit against Taylor, Schmidt and the county commission.
‘Walk of Honor’ names added TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Three more names of distinguished Kansas residents are being enshrined on the grounds of the Statehouse as part of the growing Walk of Honor. Aviator Amelia Earhart, Vice President Charles Curtis and microchip inventor
Jack Kilby will join U.S. Sen. Bob Dole on the sidewalks in Topeka. Bronze plaques honoring the three will be unveiled Wednesday by Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Historical Society. Earhart, born in Atchison, was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
Curtis was the first and only American Indian and only Kansan to serve as vice president, joining the ticket of President Herbert Hoover. Kilby was a Nobel Prize winning engineer who invented the microchip and changed technology for generations.
robbery suspect caught GYPSUM, Kan. (AP) — A bank robbery suspect has been captured in central Kansas after a chase that ended with him exchanging gunfire with a trooper. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the chase started Tuesday night in Saline County. After the suspect crashed his vehicle near the town of Gypsum, he and the trooper pursuing him fired their weapons. The suspect then fled on foot. He was caught later in the evening after a search that involved aircraft, police dogs and multiple law enforcement agencies. Authorities suspect that earlier Tuesday, the man walked into the First Bank of Chase, showed a weapon and demanded money. Chase is a town of 500 people west of Lyons on U.S. Highway 56.
Workers discuss Oklahoma bomb attempts JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS Associated Press
MIAMI, Okla. (AP) — A bright green duffel bag caught maintenance worker Ralph Smith’s eye as he emptied trash in a bin at motel just off a major interstate in northeast Oklahoma. Curious, he unzipped it. Inside were a pile of brown bottles with cloth wicks attached by duct tape. Then he noticed an empty gas can in the bin, and a coworker remembered seeing a motel guest with it two days earlier. They quickly reported their observations to police, leading to the arrest of a 23-year-old Illinois man who authorities say planned to attack dozens of churches with Molotov cocktails. Gregory Arthur Weiler II, 23, of Elk Grove Village, Ill., has been charged with threatening to use an explosive or incendiary device and violat-
ing the Oklahoma Antiterrorism Act. “I don’t feel like I’m a hero or anything like that,” Smith told The Associated Press on Tuesday. “We were doing it because we want the public to know people can stay here and this is not a bad place.” Maintenance worker Steve Ballenger said he saw Weiler with the gas can two days earlier and Weiler explained that he had run out of gas in his car. After Smith discovered the gas can and bag in the trash bin on Thursday, the two pretended to be cleaning and went into Weiler’s room. There, they found more duct tape, nylon and other items. Motel owner Ishver Patel said he considers it “lucky” that Weiler was caught. “He might have blown up here and innocent people get hurt,” Patel said. Police said in an affidavit that along with bomb-mak-
ing materials, they found pieces of paper in Weiler’s room that when assembled, contained directions for making Molotov cocktails, a list of 48 local churches and an outline of a plan to plant bombs at the churches. Weiler, who is being held without bail, has applied for a court-appointed attorney. His cousin, Johnny Meyers, has said that Weiler has struggled with mental illness but is fine when he takes his medication. Meyers said relatives believe Weiler may have stopped taking his medication before his arrest. Ministers and others at churches in Miami said they were surprised by the arrest and didn’t know why he focused on their town. “The only thing I can think of is this is the Bible belt,” said Carrol Thompson, the secretary at Immanuel Baptist Church,
referring to the region’s reputation for having many churches. Others expressed sympathy for Weiler, who was raised by Meyers’ family after his parents committed suicide. “Whatever bad experience he had, we don’t look at him any different than anybody who needs Jesus in their lives,” said Rev. Raymond Frizzelle, of First Assembly of God, which sits across the road from the motel. At nearby First Christian Church, associate minister Gary Reed said his first reaction was disbelief, followed by compassion for Weiler. “We pray for him and our heart goes out to somebody that’s feeling very disenfranchised and has a lot of anger and resentment toward the church and our faith tells us we have to have compassion,” Reed said.
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Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O’Connell, a leading critic of the U.S. targeted killing program against al-Qaida militants, works in her home office in South Bend, Ind.
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (MCT) — Notre Dame law professor Mary Ellen O’Connell was in her office last month when Imran Khan, a former cricket star who could be Pakistan’s next prime minister, phoned to ask for help. Pakistanis are furious about the CIA’s covert campaign of drone missile strikes, Khan told her. Was she aware that the CIA often doesn’t know who it is killing? “Yes, of all Americans, I think I have a pretty good handle on the facts,” she replied, recounting the call. O’Connell, a fierce critic of America’s drone attacks outside a war zone, insists the targeted killings are illegal under international law. “We wouldn’t accept or want a world in which Russia or China or Iran is claiming authority to kill alleged enemies of the state based on secret evidence of the executive branch alone,” O’Connell said. “And yet that’s the authority we’re asserting.” O’Connell, 54, has led a lonely campaign to stop the drones since she wrote a paper branding the first CIA drone strike, in 2002, as unlawful. She rejected claims by the George W. Bush administration that the attack, which killed several al-Qaida militants and a U.S. citizen, was a legitimate act of self-defense in the war on terrorism. Since then, President Barack Obama has sharply increased drone attacks, and O’Connell has jousted with government officials, debated other academics, and outlined her critique in scholarly publications. “Her views are definitely taken seriously,” said Sean Murphy, a former State Department lawyer who argues the drone strikes are permitted under the law. “She’s on the leading edge of this argument.” She remains in a small minority of U.S. legal scholars, but her views are gaining currency as targeted killings continue. A report issued last month by researchers at the law schools of New York University and Stanford University argued that many U.S. drone strikes appear unlawful because they don’t meet the strict legal test for killing outside a war zone — to stop an imminent threat to life when no other means is available. In June, Christof Heyns, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings, told a conference in Geneva that so-called
“double tap” drone strikes, in which a second missile is fired at people coming to aid the wounded, could constitute war crimes. Pakistan claims several such attacks have occurred in its tribal areas. O’Connell and her intellectual allies agree the United States is fighting a lawful war in Afghanistan because it gave shelter to terrorists who attacked America on Sept. 11, 2001. But they argue that killing militants in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia is not a legitimate part of that conflict, and thus violates laws of war intended to protect noncombatants. If the U.S. government has a case against an al-Qaida militant in Yemen or Somalia, they argue, it must try to arrest him and give him a chance to surrender unless lives are in immediate danger. That view strikes O’Connell’s many critics as a naive reading of international law that fails to account for modern stateless terrorists. But the U.S. government held a similar view until the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. officials criticized Israel for killing Palestinian militants on the West Bank in the 1990s, for example, and CIA officials believed they lacked authority to kill Osama bin Laden even after he was indicted for the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa. National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor declined to comment for this article, but he noted that White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan publicly explained the administration’s view on targeted killings in April. “As a matter of international law, the United States is in an armed conflict with al-Qaida, the Taliban, and associated forces, in response to the 9/11 attacks, and we may also use force consistent with our inherent right of national selfdefense,” Brennan said. Under Obama, the United States has launched 284 drone missile strikes in Pakistan and 49 in Yemen, according to independent groups that track reported attacks. That’s up from 46 in Pakistan and one in Yemen under Bush. Strikes have also been reported in Somalia. “Like” us on Facebook
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Will you please do a column on shingles? I have gone through 12 weeks of the nastiest, worst illness possible. I never hear anything on TV about it. – J.C. ANSWER: I’ll have another go at shingles. Others probably think I overdo it. But it’s such a common problem of older people that it deserves repetition. Shingles is the work of the reawakened chickenpox virus that has been asleep in nerve cells ever since a person was infected, usually in childhood. It’s a safe bet to say you were infected even if you don’t recall it; more than 95 percent of
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injury. A large number of treatments exist for this aftermath of shingles. One is amitriptyline, whose primary use is relief of depression. It also has painrelieving properties in doses lower than what’s given for depression. Neurontin (gabapentin) is a seizurecontrol medicine that often is successful in suppressing pain. The extended-release form of this drug, called Gralise, is given only once a day. Lyrica (pregabalin) has had a good record in quieting postherpetic neuralgia Lidocaine skin patches, placed on the skin where
To Your Good Health adults were. The rash of shingles usually disappears in two to four weeks. Pain, however, can stay with you. The pain is now called postherpetic neuralgia. In making the trip to the skin, the virus damaged the nerve roots that it crawled down to reach the skin. Pain is a consequence of the nerve
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pain is felt, are another way to ease pain without taking an oral medicine. Lidocaine is a numbing agent. The latest innovation for shingles treatment is Qutenza, another skin-patch medicine. The doctor has to apply this patch, and lets it stay on the skin for an hour. Then the doctor removes the patch, and the effect of the medicine lasts for three months. It is expensive. In cases where no treatment brings relief, opioids – pain relievers of the morphine family -- have a place in treatment, so long as they are supervised carefully by the doctor.
Daughter’s religion shakes mother’s faith Dear Carolyn: I am a stay-at-home mother of four who has tried to raise my family under the same strong Christian values that I grew up with. Therefore I was shocked when my oldest daughter, “Emily,” suddenly announced she had “given up believing in God” and decided to “come out” as an atheist. She said she was “happy” in her decision and that it just “felt right.” She no longer wishes to attend church, speak to the pastor or even to participate in family prayers. I love my daughter dearly, but I am troubled by this turn of events. She has never seriously misbehaved or otherwise given me cause to worry before this. Emily insists she is old enough to make up her own mind, but I simply do not think a girl of 16 has the maturity to make such a life-changing decision. Our pastor cautions me that putting too much pressure on her now might cause her to become even more entrenched in her thinking. How can I help my daughter see that she is making a serious mistake with her life if she chooses to reject her God and her faith? Can I just chalk this up to teenage rebellion, something she’s bound to outgrow, or do you suppose this a precursor to some deeper psychological problem? - GodFearing Mom Answer: Please tell me it’s not either-or. And please also tell me what you would have Emily doc — pretend she believes? Pseudo-pray? This is the fundamental problem with religion as a family value instead of a personal one: Faith isn’t in the teachings or rituals of the group. It’s in the individual’s belief – with one after another after another combining to create a religion. Parents can and should teach their beliefs and values, but when a would-
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be disciple stops believing, it’s not a “decision” or “choice” to “reject” church or family or tradition or virtue or whatever else has hitched a cultural ride with faith. The only choice is between living their truth by admitting non-belief, or faking it so as not to upset the folks/scare the horses/torpedo electability to national office. I’ll ask again, what would you have nonbelievers do? Lie? Even people who want and try to believe just ... can’t. Or don’t. I’m living proof. (No nagging psychological problems to pin it on, either.) This isn’t to say every case of disbelief is permanent, or even real. Your daughter may well be in a questioning phase, trying on personas, declaring age-appropriate independence from you, and she might take years to find answers that satisfy her enough to stick. One of those answers might be that you raised her to think deeply and live honestly, and this is just where those laudable values unexpectedly brought her. Another answer may be for her to discover her faith has been there all along, the long view your pastor seems to be taking. Certainly indicating you’re not afraid of
Emily’s doubts will make a better case for your Christian values than will treating her as if she’s delinquent or mentally ill. Consider how you view adherents of other faiths, after all — particularly those who observe as their families taught them to. Imagine if the accidents of birth and geography really were the last word on who s right about God. If she does rekindle her faith, then her faith will arguably be stronger for her challenging it. If instead she doesn’t return, then you’re stuck with the central question
I’m pressing here: For those harboring naturally occurring doubts, how to honor the values of a religious upbringing, without perpetrating fraud? I mean answer in a realistic way, not a wishfully thought, “I just want her to embrace God because it’s the right thing to do” way. Skepticism is no less personal than faith. Accordingly, I speak only for myself, but I didn”t throw out what my childhood, including my church, taught me; I still apply what I believe in. I just apply it to a secular life.
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LONDON (AP) — British police are investigating Wednesday whether a British man and woman arrested on suspicion of supporting terrorism offenses in Syria were part of a group that held a veteran war journalist hostage last month. The abduction of freelance photographer John Cantlie in August highlighted concerns that British Muslims might be slipping into Syria to join extremists. Police in Britain seeking clues in the case searched two east London properties — one day after the pair were arrested at Heathrow Airport after arriving from Egypt. The investigation is only one line of inquiry, police said while speaking on condition of anonymity in line with force policy. Cantlie had said upon his release that one of his captors spoke with a London accent. Most of those fighting the regime of President Bashar Assad are believed to be ordinary Syrians and soldiers who have defected, having become fed up with the authoritarian government, analysts say. But increasingly, foreign fighters and those adhering to an extremist Islamist ideology are turning up on the front
lines. The rebels are trying to play down their influence for fear of alienating Western support, but as the civil war grinds on, the influence of these extremists is set to grow. The Syrian government has always blamed the uprising on foreign terrorists, despite months of peaceful protests by ordinary citizens that only turned violent after repeated attacks by security forces. Talk about the role of foreign jihadists in the Syrian civil war began in earnest, however, with the rise in suicide bombings. U.S. National Director of Intelligence James Clapper said in February that those attacks “bore the earmarks” of the jihadists in neighboring Iraq. A U.N. panel warned last month that the number of foreign fighters in the conflict was growing — a development which it said could radicalize the rebellion against Assad’s rule. The Quilliam Foundation, a London-based think tank studying extremism, estimated that there were a total of 1,200-1,500 foreign fighters across Syria. Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague warned Britons against traveling to Syria to take part in the fight to depose Assad. Hague told the BBC that
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