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State, defense rest cases in Olea trial

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Olea testifies on own behalf; State plays video of interview with police By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor

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By Colin Hansen Daily News Intern Since the 1999 Columbine school shooting, there have been a number of school violence tragedies around the United States. But Newton Senior High School has taken steps to prepare itself for such events. Principal Bill Peters explained the steps the school has taken to keep the students and staff in the safest environment possible. “Schools around the U.S. have went to high-end security based off unfortunate events,” Peters explained.“In

By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor The attorney for Daniel Edwards, who has been accused of OWI and vehicular homicide in connection with the April death of 14-yearold Brendan O’Brien. Last week, Gerald Feuerhelm, the Des Moines attorney representing Edwards in his felony criminal trial, filed a motion to suppress a urinalysis collected by police following the April 21 incident in which Edwards, 42, struck O’Brien with his car while the Newton teen was walking along-

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side the road. Feuerhelm said police lacked “reasonable grounds” to obtain the urinalysis. According to the motion, the attorney states Edwards was given a field sobriety test at the scene of the accident, which indicated “minimal if any impairment.” He said officers invoked Iowa’s implied consent law at the Newton Police Department, where a breath test showed Edwards had not consumed any alcohol. “A drug recognition exam was then conducted by an [Iowa State Patrolman], which showed minimal if any impair-

ment,” Feuerhelm wrote. He added the urinalysis collection was a violation of Edwards’ Fourth and 14th Amendment rights under the U.S. Constitution and supported by prior Iowa case law. Assistant Jasper County Attorney Scott Nicholson filed a resistance to the motion. District Court Judge Martha Mertz set a hearing for the matter to be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12. A new trial date for the matter will also be slated at that time. Edwards was previously scheduled to stand trial beginning Feb. 12.

Council opens discussions on upcoming budget

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The Newton City Council held a special meeting Monday night to discuss the budget hearings for the upcoming year. Newton City Administrator Bob Knabel presented to the council Monday night for the budget hearing. During the first session of the budget hearing, the council separated wish list items and real priorities proposed in the budget. This resulted in lowering the tax levy by a projected 7 cents.

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“The council has taken a major step forward on some projects that have been out there, including a number of street programs and sidewalk discussion issues,” Knabel said. “The council also has taken an assertive role in regards to personnel with the fire department on call positions and development specialist.” On Thursday, Knabel will be asking the Employee Relations Committee to include the development specialist position for the remainder of this year so that, with council approval, he may begin the hiring process of the development specialist.

April 1 confirmed as PPEL election day

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Edwards’ attorney asks court to throw out urinalysis results in vehicular homicide case

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all, we have approximately 27 cameras in the building. We received a grant from the City of Newton providing us money for the security system. It’s hard to say what impact they have had, when it is the stuff that hasn’t happened that the security system is preventing.” Another step the district has taken to provide safety is having staff trained in ALICE. ALICE is a program that prevents the injury of students or staff in the event of an intruder, providing

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After unanimous approval from Newton Community School District’s Board of Education during Monday’s meeting, April 1,

has been officially declared Election Day for the Physical Plant and Equipment Levy. The measure was strongly supported by both Superintendent Bob Callaghan and Board Secretary/Dis-

trict Business Manager Gayle Isaac.  Isaac explained the role PPEL plays for school districts and how crucial those funds are to the board. PPEL See Page 5A

Both the state and the defense rested their cases Monday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Joseph Olea. The jury is expected to receive its instructions and begin deliberations Tuesday. District Court Judge Randy Hefner told attorneys for both sides he was reserving his ruling on a defense motion for a directed verdict of not guilty on the first-degree murder charge. If Hefner rules in favor of the defense motion, he will instruct the jury to find Olea, 26, not guilty in the January 2012 death of his 6-month-old son, Kaiden. Outside the presence of the jury, public defender Steve Addington made a procedural motion to enter a directed judgment of acquittal on both counts against Olea: firstdegree murder and child endangerment resulting in death. Hefner’s decision to reserve his ruling until jury instructions are finalized is not uncommon. Jurors were recessed in the late morning and told to return to the Jasper County Courthouse to hear closing arguments beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday. The seven men and seven women will first hear the court’s instructions, then hear closing statements by the state and defense. After the alternates are selected at random, they will be excused and the remaining jurors will go into deliberations. Monday morning, the jury first heard from the state’s final witness, Lt. Wes Breckenridge of the Newton Police Department, who led the police investigation into Kaiden’s death. Under direct examination by Jasper County Attorney Mike Jacobsen, he testified he was initially contacted by the Iowa Department of Human Services regarding Kaiden’s condition and that he assigned now-Lt. Wayne Winchell — who testified Thursday — to get statements from Joseph Olea and the child’s mother, Chelsea Miller. TRIAL See Page 7A

Park Centre employee facing first-degree theft charge By Daily News Staff A Park Centre employee was charged with first-degree theft, a Class C felony, following an investigation by Newton police of an $11,847 theft from Park Centre. On Dec. 16, authorities received a report of 16 checks totaling $11,847 being deposited into the personal account of Scott T. Hirsch, 38, of Montezuma, who was the marketing director at Park Centre. When questioned about the incident by another Hirsch Park Centre employee in early November, Hirsch “played it off as an honest error and promised to repay it,” according to court documents. Later that month, First Newton National Bank informed Park Centre that several checks made out to Park Centre had been deposited into Hirsch’s account at University of Iowa Credit Union through the FNNB ATM. When confronted, Hirsch delivered a letter of resignation and a signed letter confessing to depositing 12 checks totaling $9,847 into his account. On Jan. 8, the Newton police received copies of 11 checks to Park Centre deposited into Hirsch’s account. Of the 11 checks, only seven were on the list of 12 that Hirsch confessed to depositing in his account. The four additional checks totaled $2,000, and Hirsch was charged in connection with the theft of all 16 checks. Hirsch was convicted of fourth-degree theft in Poweshiek County in 2000 and of fifth-degree theft in Des Moines County in 2002. He was released and scheduled for an initial court appearance this morning.


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End of an Era

Kiwanis program on ‘Kid Assist’ The Newton Noon Kiwanis will meet from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 223 E. Fourth St. N. in Newton, for lunch and a program by Linda Anderson titled, “Kid Assist.”  Anyone interested in the program or in learning more about Kiwanis is welcome to be a guest for lunch.  For more information or to make a reservation for lunch, call Jen Timmins at (641) 891-5633. Visit www.newtonkiwanis.org to learn more about the service club.

Winter Party for kids set for Feb. 14 Local children are invited to a free Winter Party from 1:30 to 3:30  p.m. Feb. 14 at the Sunset Park shelter.  The event will include sledding, games, snowshoeing and snacks. Kids are encouraged to bring their own sled. The event is hosted by the Newton Parks and Grounds Division, Park Centre and Jasper County Conservation. For more information, contact the Newton Park Office at (641) 792-1470.

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Last 35 mm film played at Capitol II on Sunday By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer Sunday was the end of an era as the screen went blue and the traditional loud buzz filled the hallway of the Capitol II Theatre, marking the end of the last movie to be played in 35 mm film format at the Capitol II. “It’s great to be making the conversion to digital, but it has been heart-wrenching as well to be ending the era of 35 mm film here,” owner Dawn Bleeker said. “We have become accustomed to the process, which is a part of our daily routine.” The Bleeker family, along with many volunteers from the com-

Zach Johnson/Daily News On Monday night, the Bleeker Family and volunteers pulled out the 35 mm film projectors and installed one of the new digital projectors. Much is left to do, but the Bleeker’s plan to have the new projectors ready Friday.

munity, have begun the process of painting the inside the theater and have began making the changes to digital

projection. The theater will be closed during the conversion, with the projected date of completion being Fri-

day. The first movies to be played in digital projection will be “Saving Mr. Banks” and “Lone Survivor.”

Big change a possibility for 2014-15 school calendar Although nothing is official, all signs seem to indicate the Newton Community School District has reached an answer in the 180-school-day calendar versus the 1,080hour school calendar debate. Superintendent Bob Callaghan informed the board at Monday’s meeting that both the district’s administrative team and the School Improvement Advisory Committee unanimously selected the 1,080hour method for the 2014-15 school calendar versus the 180-day method the district currently uses. A public hearing date of 6:45 p.m. Feb. 24 was approved by the board, but Callaghan suggested they do more to get the word out to parents about the possible

change. The board has to submit its final calendar to the Iowa Department of Education on March 1. “We are looking at having (gatherings) at individual campuses for members of the community to come in and hear the information that we would present to them about the 1,080 (hours) versus the 180 days,” Callaghan said. “We would also have them listen to the recommendations that came from the principals and the cabinet and also hear the recommendations that came from (SIAC).” Callaghan said Berg Elementary Principal Jolene Comer suggested they contact Amesbased Barilla America for donations to turn some of the events into community spaghetti suppers. “We want this to be an open process,” Cal-

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American Cancer Society Relay For Life Date Change It has been brought to our attention that the Alumni Weekend has been changed to the first weekend in June, so the Relay committee has decided to change the date of this years’ Relay to Friday, June 13th at 6:00 p.m. at the H.A. Lynn Stadium. The committee thought it would benefit to have them on separate nights enabling more people to be able to attend both events. So mark your calendars and plan to attend. If you are interested in having a team, plan to attend the Captains Meeting on Monday, February 3rd at the Bridgehouse Coffee Co. from 5:15-6:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Debby Pence at 641-521-9301 or dpence@mchsi.com or Chelsea Swarts at 641-840-2146 or swartschelsea@yahoo.com.

laghan said. “We want everybody to know what the issues are. We want to hear everybody’s input, but ultimately the board will make the final decision.” Elementary Educational Services Director Jim Gilbert discussed several items with the board, including  quick progress reports on the “Reading Wonders” program, which the district implemented at the beginning of the school year. Gilbert said the program’s more challenging curriculum was showing positive dividends and compared it to when the district launched its “Everyday Math” program four years ago, which has shown to be effective at raising students math test scores. “We are very hopeful, and I think early signs show that teachers are

working extraordinarily hard to make sure this goes,” Gilbert said. All four elementary principals were in attendance and seemed to concur with Gilbert’s sentiments. They shared snippets of their students’ success stories thus far using the program. Comer, in fact, actually had several of her teachers show the board how to log-on and use the Reading Wonders program during her report. Gilbert said while it is still a work in progress, several school district’s have  made contact with him to arrange for its teachers to watch Newton’s teachers to see both the Everyday Math and Reading Wonders curriculum being demonstrated firsthand. April 7 is when Newton students will take the Iowa Assessment,

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and Gilbert informed the board that the trajectory is set for “100 percent.” “That’s the way it is, but I’m not so much worried about that as the growth,” Gilbert said. “As long as we can keep focused on that and keep focusing on the great jobs that teachers are doing, I’m not worried about that (100 percent trajectory).” In other business: • Callaghan said representatives from the Jasper County Sheriff ’s Office and Newton Police Department would be present at the Feb. 10 board meeting to present data and showcase the benefits of using a narcotics/threat detection dog on a regular basis within the schools. • All building principals shared the on goings that transpired in their buildings during Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Callaghan thanked them and all those involved for helping making it a successful district-wide learn-

ing day. • The board voted to attend the Iowa Association of School Boards on Feb. 27 district meeting in Dallas Center-Grimes. • Board president and vice-president Andy Elbert and Sheri Benson, respectively, gave an outline of their “Kids First” project, which would reward staff members who go above and beyond for students. • Callaghan said 14 district employees attended the meeting explaining the district’s volunteer early retirement program and that letters and emails had been sent out to those who qualify. • The Excellence in Education Awards will be handed out on Thursday at the Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce’s 116th Annual Dinner. Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 426, or at trushing@newtondailynews. com.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wilma J. Matherly

Obituaries

Wilma J. Matherly, 90, formerly of Monroe, Iowa, passed away at 12:05 am Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Lewisville, Texas, from Alzheimer’s disease at Providencia Assisted Living, the place that served as her home for the last two years. She was born Jan. 5, 1924, in Lovilia, Iowa, to John Franklin and Lottie Moline Morris. Wilma married Forrest E. Matherly Jr. on June 25, 1944. She was a graduate of Eddyville High School and worked as the assistant librarian for the Monroe High School from 1969 through 1988.

Upon her retirement, Wilma spent much time doing what she loved: tending to her home, caring for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sewing, wood working and outings at Gateway Golf Course. Wilma is survived by her husband, a daughter, Deborah L. Davis; five grandchildren, Bridget ( Jay) Evans of Altoona, Iowa, Jennifer (Michael)

of Newton, his daughter Wendy Street (Alan Rowland) of Pella, his grandson Michael (Nicole) Street of Monroe, his granddaughter Rachel Street of Pella, and his two sisters Lorna Bambrook of Urbandale and Marcia (Ron) Adair of West Des Moines. Hewas preceded in death by his two brothers John (Butch) and

Max. Joe loved working in his garden, walking his dog, and watching Iowa Hawkeyes basketball. He will be remembered by all who know him as a man who enjoyed a good joke, good food (well actually any food), and all kinds of ice cream. He was a loyal friend, a wonderful neighbor, a faithful husband, and a loving father and grandfather. In keeping with Joe’s wishes, he has been cremated and there will be no service, just good memories. Memorial donations may be sent to PO Box 518, Monroe, to later be distributed to Joe’s favorite charities. The family requests no flowers be sent.

Joseph ‘Joe’ Street Jan. 27, 2014 Joe was born in Rockford, Ill., on May 10, 1940, and passed away Monday, Jan. 27, from cancer. He graduated from Tech High School in 1958 and attended Drake University. Joe proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1959-1962. He spent his working life in printing and graphic arts. He retired as a plant manager from the Vernon Company in 1998. Joe is survived by Terry, his wife of 54 years, of Monroe. Other family members include his son T.J.( Judy) Street

Police Blotter Thedford of McKinney, Texas, Brent (Laura) Rickabaugh of West Des Moines Iowa, Ryan (Kristine) Davis of Red Lion, Pa., and Brandon Davis of Lewisville, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren and sister, Darlene Sloan of Des Moines, Iowa.  She was preceded in death by a daughter; Cynthia Suzanne Matherly; one greatgrandchild, Jordan Lynn Evans; and two brothers; Donald and Harold Morris. A prayer service and interment is planned to follow this spring in Monroe, Iowa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Wilma’s name to Ardent Hospice of Flower Mound, Texas.

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Buddy G. Bills Jan. 27, 2014 Buddy G. Bills, 59, of Kellogg died

on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, at his home in Kellogg. Funeral services are pending at the Wallace Family Funeral Home.

installed at its military museum in Johnston. The M-4 Sherman tank will be installed

Wednesday in front of the Iowa Gold Star Military Museum at Camp Dodge.

Trial in 1994 Mason City slaying now set for June MASON CITY (AP) — A former Mason City man’s murder trial has been rescheduled for June. The trial of 37-year-old Michael Cisneros is set to begin on June 23 in Cerro Gordo County District Court. It had been scheduled to begin Feb. 17. Cisneros is charged with first-

For Wednesday

Newton Police Department • David E. Crovetti, 56, of Highwood, Ill., was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities were dispatched at 9:02 p.m. Jan. 20 to Super 8 Motel in reference to a suspicious odor coming from one of the rooms. Upon arrival, police could smell marijuana coming from the room. Officers knocked on the door several times and heard a toilet flush before Crovetti opened the door. He confessed to flushing marijuana down the toilet and was arrested. During a search, police located a pop can used as a makeshift pipe along with a half-smoked joint that weighed .6 gram. Crovetti was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Nathan W. Dewar, 24, of Newton was charged with possession of a Schedule IV prescription drug and possession of drug paraphernalia after authorities were dispatched at 2:41 a.m. Jan. 20 to 702 E. Third St. S. in Newton in reference to a suspicious man standing next to a dumpster. Upon arrival, officers located the suspect inside the apartment garage sitting in a vehicle with the driver’s door open. The man, identified of Dewar, was found to be wanted on a warrant for probation violation and was arrested. During a search, officers found in Dewar’s pocket a small baggie with five pills that were determined to be alprazolam and another baggie with a green leafy substance consistent with marijuana. He was transported to the Jasper County Jail. • Angela J. Henderson, 36, of Kellogg was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a complaint at 8:37 p.m. Jan. 17 of a woman trying to return stolen items to Walmart. A loss prevention agent at Walmart stated Henderson had been in the store on the previous night and was seen on video taking three ink cartridges valued at $150.77 and leaving the store without paying for the items. She was charged and released to appear in court. • Derick L. Jensen, 21, of Newton was cited with unsafe backing after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 1:04 p.m. Jan. 20 at First Avenue West and West Third Street. Jensen was exiting the U.S. Cellular parking lot and backed into a vehicle driven by Stephan A. Barth, 26, of Newton, causing an estimated $1,000 to Barth’s vehicle and $200 damage to his own vehicle. • Gregory E. Jurgensen, 22, of Newton was charged with driving while license suspended after authorities stopped him at 12:42 p.m. Jan. 20 in the 300 block of North Second Avenue West after recognizing him as driving with a suspended license. He was charged and released to appear in court. • Keely M. Murphy, 18, of Newton was charged with fifth-degree theft after authorities responded to a shoplifting complaint at 2:08 p.m. Jan. 15 at Walmart. A loss prevention employee stated she observed Murphy placing three light bulbs with a total value of $14.88 in her purse and attempting to leave the store without paying. Murphy was released to appear in court.

WWII-era tank to be installed at Iowa museum JOHNSTON (AP) — The Iowa National Guard says a World War II-era tank is being

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degree murder in the death of John Joseph Snyder Jr., who went missing July 20, 1994. His body was found the next day in a creek. Authorities say Cisneros was arrested after a DNA sample taken from him in 2012 matched DNA found on the toddler’s pajamas.

Alcoholics Anonymous Noon at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Winner’s Circle (Women’s Support Group) 6 to 7 p.m. at Hephzibah House, 721 E. Fourth St. N. Principles for Life (Single Moms’ Group) 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Community Heights Alliance Church. Kids program available. (641) 791-5355 Narcotics Anonymous 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Jasper County Community Watch 7 p.m. at YMCA Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at Prairie City Masonic Lodge

Elderly Nutrition For reservations or information about congregate and home-delivered meals, call (641) 792-7102. Wednesday Oven baked chicken, fresh spinach salad, carrot coins, chilled pineapple, bread, strawberries and skim milk Thursday Baked fish, baked beans, Brussels sprouts, chilled apricots, bread, peach crisp and skim milk

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Guest Commentary

Math without concepts like a building without its foundation By Sue Atkinson, Ph.D. College Educator Twenty-five years ago this month I was in Gov. Branstad’s office to watch him sign the open enrollment legislation I had helped to get through the Legislature.  My hope was that competition among the schools would ultimately improve curriculum.  In spite of my efforts to explain foundational math concepts to the Baxter school board (all of which can now be found in the national Common Core curriculum), I was unable to get them to adopt a concept-based curriculum.  They were like the rest of the public schools in the state (and around the country) that also resisted efforts by individuals, like me, to get foundational concepts back into the curriculum.  Public schools not only resisted efforts of individuals, they ignored reports issued from time to time (“A Nation at Risk” being just one of them).  When the NAEP exams changed to testing for concepts rather than memorized topics in the mid-1990s, Iowa was at a loss to explain why their standing began falling (since regular dumbing down of the Iowa assessment tests showed them doing well).  Continued refusal to put concepts back into the curriculum led ultimately to NCLB and the example of the national Common Core curriculum to show schools what concepts were all about. Think of foundational concepts as like the foundation of a structure.  Remove the foundation and the structure has no solid basis.  Lacking a solid basis it ultimately begins falling into its component parts.  Over the course of 50 years, these component parts erode to different shapes that can no longer be put back together again. We have many abandoned buildings to serve as examples of structures that have lost their integrity as their foundation falls away.  This is what happened to education when foundational concepts were removed about fifty years ago. Topics became memorized items, and the focus of what topics to memorize was determined by “sneaking a peek” at what the Iowa assessment tests would include. Students who struggled due to the absence of foundational concepts were labeled as “defective” so their test scores could be eliminated from the calculation of school average.  Schools, understandably, did not want to abandon the cheating system they had created in the absence of foundational concepts. When forced by the national government to adopt the national Common Core or one that was higher, the Iowa education system chose to do the following:  They took the foundational concepts provided by the national government and then attempted to place their piecemeal topics on top of it as if to rebuild the structure that was lost fifty years ago with the removal of concepts.  This will not work. It will not work because the pieces (topics) have taken on a different shape since falling into separate topics after the removal of the foundation.  The new shapes no longer fit together, and they interfere with the functioning of the foundational concepts as a system.  Schools need to have the option of using the national Common Core or the Iowa Core if there is to be competition, basic to the open enrollment legislation enacted 25 years ago.  Only then will it be made apparent which curriculum is closer to world standards, and Iowa can move up from the 41st national percentile as the student proficiency standard.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Letter to the Editor

Why garden with prairie wildflowers? To the editor: From pioneer times up to now, the Midwest’s prairie landscape has been dramatically altered. Prairie wildflowers and the life forms dependent upon those plants have been annihilated across large swaths. Modern farming and urban sprawl have accelerated this destruction in the last forty years. In destroying native life habitat the scaffolds holding up our very own health are being battered down.

What is the connection? Our own human needs on this planet are locked into a world dependent on living biodiversity. The nutrient cycle enabling our food crops is founded on other living organisms. The oxygen we breathe comes from the photosynthesis process of plants. Insects play crucial roles in the vitality of the plant life as well as in the part of the nutrient cycle that creates topsoil. Our destruction of nature is boomeranging right back

at us. We could continue to exploit the planet surface without regard for other life forms. We could do this and we could yet live to a ripe old age. However, future generations will be harmed. We should act to improve the future, not diminish that future. Committing to an ethic of conservation and stewardship is our responsibility. Therefore, take action. One way is by planting prairie wildflowers on your

property. There is a second aspect to ponder about. This question arises for those who believe in a God. Prairie life forms and nature itself was created by God. Thus, shouldn’t we have a reverence for all prairie species that God made? Yes. Preserving native prairie life shows honor to God. Again, one way is by planting prairie wildflowers on your property. John Clayton Grinnell

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Underwhelmed with overtime Let me ask you a question: How many hours will you work today? This isn’t a trick question, not unless you are an investment banker or a hedge fund manager, or a hapless dweeb hoping to become one or the other. It’s also no trick By Bob Goldman if you charge Creators Syndicate by the hour, like lawyers or management consultants, or prostitutes. You can see the point I am making here. Whether you work for McKinsey or for the Bunny Ranch, the more time you spend on the job, the more expense for your client, the more profit for your firm and the more cash that will come dribbling down the org chart for hardworking, little y-o-u. That’s the way it’s supposed to work, anyway. The only problem is that human beings are not machines. You can’t turn us on and leave us running for days, weeks and months. Without regular breaks, we tend to break down. Without regular service, we tend to get irregular and stupid, and pretty darn grumpy as well. It has taken a while, but this basic truth has finally hit home on Wall Street. According to a James Surowiecki article in the Jan. 27 issue of The New Yorker, an “unspoken pact” between junior bankers and Wall Street firms has changed. The original terms of the pact were devilishly simple — “for rea-

sonably high-paying jobs and a shot at obscene wealth, young analysts agreed to work fifteen hours a day, and forgo anything resembling a normal life.” The new terms have not modified the obscene wealth part; that’s still there for the taking, but the opportunity to spend every waking — and half your sleeping — hours at your desk is being curtailed. Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse have told their junior investment analysts not to work on Saturdays. Bank of America Merrill Lynch insists that analysts take four weekend days off a month. Shocking, ain’t it? By allowing its junior employees to crunch numbers and burn brain cells only six days a week, these companies are turning their businesses into virtual vacation resorts. Fortunately, the employees are still allowed to work 15 hours on those measly rations of days, so we can still expect a high level of exhaustion, depression and economy-crushing blunders that have come to represent Wall Street over the years. Economy-crunching blunders? Yes, indeed! As Surowiecki points out, “The perplexing thing about the cult of overwork is that, as we’ve known for a while, long hours diminish both productivity and quality.” So, why do our elite industries — and yes, I’m talking about you, Bunny Ranch — continue to overvalue overtime? One reason is tradition. The managers had to suffer, so the newbies should suffer as well. Another reason is profit. When charging by the hour, “the system can reward you for working longer, not smarter.” In other

words, a $600-an-hour lawyer gets to charge the same rate, whether the work she produces is Williams Jennings Bryan quality or Bruce Jenner quality. A final reason is efficiency. As Surowiecki writes, “it’s still cheaper to pay one person to work a hundred hours a week than two people to work fifty hours apiece.” Now, this could strike you as depressing, but I see a real opportunity here. It may be cheaper to pay one person to work a hundred hours a week, but what if these firms paid 100 people to work one hour a week! Not only would so many more of us get to grab at the brass ring of “obscene wealth,” but in one swell foop, the entire unemployment problem would be solved. Knowing your personal work habits, I’m sure it strikes you as pretty crazy that anyone would voluntarily work one minute more than the bare minimum. After all, your personal career success has rested on your ability to rest. Your triumph is that you keep getting a paycheck while you keep coming in late, leaving early and doing almost nothing in between. In a more rational society, your ability to work so few hours would be celebrated, but until that glorious day comes, perhaps you should consider spending more time at your desk and less time at the free, allyou-can-eat Buffalo wings barbecue at the Kit Kat Club. How much more time? Well, when the boss insists that you stop working so hard and start taking more time off, you’ll know that you have accomplished your goal — you’ve become just as crazy and twisted as a Wall Street banker.

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PPEL Continued from Page 1A “Every year, we do the five year capital improvement plan,” Isaac said. “It tells you how we are using the funds. Typically, we are buying school buses. We spent $150,000 in technology, and, with the school buses, we are running around $180,000 … we do a lot of boiler replacement, air conditioning replacement, roof repairs, some of the infrastructure (maintenance) – we replaced the windows here at Berg just this summer.” “The PPEL money is being spent on the needs for the buildings,” he finished. Callaghan reiterated Isaac’s sentiments. “PPEL is the way that we keep our facilities up, and we just want to make sure that the board knows and can ex-

press to the community that this is an extremely valuable component to our school finance,” Callaghan said. In addition to PPEL, several other district financial topics were brought up during the meeting. One item, that seemed to cause the board the most frustration, was AT&T asking the district to delay its vote on the proposed cell phone tower leasing agreement. “There’s two companies involved, New Cingular (AT&T), and I think it’s called American Tower. American Tower constructs and erects the cell tower and AT&T leases,” Isaac said. “I received a call from New Cingular, and they said there is an issue that the cell tower construction company has some concerns about the language in the contract.” Isaac said AT&T made that call to him at 4 p.m.

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Monday, which was only two and half hours before the board meeting and just three hours and five minutes before the district’s public hearing on the matter. “The conversation was they haven’t ironed it out between AT&T and the tower company some issues,” Isaac said. “So they asked for the board’s indulgence to postpone while they get those pieces ironed out, rather than we agree to this contract and then have to turn around and amend it.” The tower, which would be built on district land south of Newton Senior High School, would pay the district $12,000 annually for a period of 25 years. Callaghan expressed his thoughts on the matter, which he said has been an ongoing ordeal with the company for several years for the district. “Board members, I just

need to voice to all of you that at the eleventh hour, 59 minutes, AT&T/New Cingular has now thrown another wrench into an opportunity that has been going for years,” Callaghan said. “I would like the board to consider, highly, the fact that now, a new company has entered (the process).” The big issue seems to be in the language of the contract. AT&T could potentially lease tower space to another cellular company, and the current contract gives the district final say so on that matter. Isaac said he gave AT&T a deadline of Feb. 10, the date of the next board meeting, to get the contract situation resolved. In the end, the board voted 6-1 for postponing the matter, with board president Andy Elbert casting the lone “No” vote. “What it comes down to

basically is, is $12,000 a year enough for us to give up the land and control of the tower?” Elbert asked before votes were taken. The board also approved Isaac’s request that the district submit its open enrollment out application to the Iowa Department of Education’s School Budget Review Committee. “The SBRC cash reserve levy is money that we spent this year to educate the students that we have now, but the state didn’t fund them,” Callaghan said. “So, they will pay us back in next year’s budget for money that we spent this year.” If accepted by the state, the district would receive $167,428 in reimbursement.

were reported, and nothing was damaged. VillenccoOwens passed sobriety tests and was checked out by medical personnel.   • Jacob D. Warrick, 19, of Monroe was cited with following too close and violation of financial liability after authorities responded to a two-vehicle accident at 6:12 p.m. Jan. 21. Warrick was eastbound on First Avenue West at the intersection of First Street when he said his foot slipped off the brake and

bumped into a vehicle ahead of him driven by Mariah L. Wormley, 28, of Newton. Wormley complained of back pain but refused medical assistance. Her vehicle sustained an estimated $200 damage and Warrick’s an estimated $50 damage. • Blane S. Wilkens, 17, of Newton was cited with failure to maintain control after authorities responded to an accident at 8:24 p.m. Jan. 20 in the 200 block of East 13th Street North. Wilkens

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Security Continued from Page 1A first response from law enforcement in the county. Peters explained the steps NHS has taken. “Our school resource officer, Brian Foster, is conveniently trained in ALICE and will be training staff in it, as well, to ensure further safety precautions,” he said. Isaiah Dickey, a NHS student, had concerns about some of the safety protocols. “I don’t feel safe with the system. Unless the front office lady can see a weapon, they still can get in,”Dickey said. “The front doors are open at the beginning of the school day and the last 10 minutes of the day. That’s plenty of time for them to come in and cause destruction.” Dickey also noted, however, that Foster’s presence makes him feel safer. Peters said he wants the safest environment possible for the student body and faculty. “Security, though sometimes inconvenient, is well worth the safety and protection of our kids,” Peters said.

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Dad looking to relocate hates to leave needy parents behind DEAR ABBY: My two children and I have lived with my parents for a few years because I had some health problems. Now that I am healthy again, I’m ready to return to work and move to a new home, but I am encountering severe resistance from my parents. As I have recovered, our situation has gone from my parents helping me to my assuming the majority of the household responsibilities. My parents say they know I want to go back to work and know it will be good for me to be independent, but because of their own health concerns they need me to stay. I have always felt a strong responsibility toward my family, but I know that not having a home to call our own limits the personal growth of my children and me. I have been offered a great job in another state that would allow me to provide well for my children, but I feel crushing guilt for even considering leaving my parents to fend for themselves. I know this will be a life-changing decision for all of us, so please give me an objective point of view. — DAD TORN IN TWO DIRECTIONS IN TEXAS DEAR DAD: On an emotional level, of course your leaving will be traumatic for your parents. They will miss you and the children and all the activity in the house they have become used to. Also, someone may have to assume the household chores that you have been taking care of. If you accept this job — and in my opinion you should if you can’t find one that pays as well closer to your parents — perhaps you could subsidize a housekeeper, a cleaning company or someone to help with the yard work a few times a month. DEAR ABBY: I have been married to “Sean” for five years. I am 27, stand 5 feet 7 inches tall and weigh 120 pounds. Sean is constantly pushing me to exercise more, and he comments on my thighs and stomach a lot. He tells me it’s not a weight issue, but I need to “work off some fat and gain more muscle.” He wasn’t like this when we got married. I love my body, and I know I’m not fat or overweight. I walk 4 miles round trip to work. My entire workday is spent on

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Trial Continued from Page 1A Following that interview, he said a consent search was executed on the apartment Olea and Miller shared in Newton. And, based on the first interview, the results of the search and the results of medical examinations conducted the previous day — which indicated Kaiden suffered from abusive head trauma — he conducted his own interviews with Olea and Miller. Breckenridge said the primary purpose of the interview was to help him establish a timeline to determine who had control of the child during the days of Jan. 9 and 10, 2012, and to discover if anything happened to him during those days that could account for his injuries. Jacobsen then played a portion of Breckenridge’s interview with Olea, which was video recorded, for the jury. Olea initially told Breckenridge he knew Kaiden suffered some kind of brain damage and that doctors were saying it was the result of a possible “shaking” of the child. He told the investigator he didn’t know how they could come to that conclusion, because both he and Miller were good and loving parents. During the timeline established by Olea in the video interview, conducted less than 48 hours after Kaiden had been admitted to Skiff Medical Center in Newton, the child had been fussy but otherwise appeared to be in good health the day of Jan. 9, 2012. He had driven the child and Miller to a WIC appointment in Newton that day and then drove straight back home. Olea said the day was a normal routine of household chores with no visitors. He said could not remember if they had met with his mother. If he had, he said in the interview it would have been brief and the child would not have been out of his or Miller’s sight. He noted his brother and his mother’s boyfriend might also have been present but would not have had control of the child at any time. He also testified Miller was responsible for the child’s care during the overnight hours; the child went to sleep sometime between 8 and 11 p.m. that night. In the video, Olea told Breckenridge he noticed Kaiden was “sick looking” when he woke the child up the morning of Jan. 10, 2012. He said

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he thought perhaps the child had a stomachache and that Kaiden was “moving his arms and legs but wasn’t active.” Olea said he gave the child his first 5-ounce bottle around 9 a.m., which he took without problems. He said he gave a second bottle at noon, but the child took much longer to consume it; a third bottle — he was unsure when he gave it — was barely half consumed. He then told Breckenridge he gave the child an over-the-counter children’s pain and fever medication because the child appeared to be “really hot.” He said that broke the fever, but the child then vomited shortly thereafter. Olea said in the interview the first time Kaiden vomited, it became stuck in the child’s throat, and he had to perform a throat-clearing procedure. He also said the child had begun the back arching that others testified about previously after the first bottle. He said he told Miller when she called from work during her first break of the day the child didn’t seem to be feeling well. He told Breckenridge he remembered talking with her again “about 15 minutes” before she was scheduled to end her shift at Wells Fargo in West Des Moines. Olea said in the interview he and Kaiden went back to sleep after that phone call. He said he didn’t see the child’s bulging soft spot until they arrived at Skiff Medical Center, and that if he had, he would have gotten the child to the hospital immediately. He then told Breckenridge he woke up when Miller arrived home and that they noticed immediately the child was pale white and flimsy — his arms, legs and head fell backward. At that point, he remembered the child had difficulty breathing from time to time throughout the day, beginning around 9 or 10 a.m. The video concluded with Olea saying he didn’t understand why doctors would suspect Kaiden had been shaken. He said neither he nor Miller would do something like that, and they had been asking doctors what else could have caused the child’s condition. Following the video, Breckenridge testified he conducted a followup investigation, confirming the Jan. 9, 2012, WIC appointment and requesting surveillance video from the New-

ton Hy-Vee store, where Olea’s mother worked. He said he also requested cell phone records for Miller’s phone and interviewed her coworkers at Wells Fargo, as well as other family members. Jacobsen then had Breckenridge explain the cell phone records that were obtained. It included calls from both Jan. 9 and 10 and showed phone calls made to the phone in Olea’s possession by “a local Newton business” at 9:28 and 10:08 a.m., which had gone to voicemail. Another entry in the record showed a call made at 10:31 a.m. to check voicemail. Miller’s first phone call from work was recorded at 10:56 a.m. Subsequent calls from her work were made to the cell phone and answered, at 11:01 and 11:28 a.m., as well as 1:28 and 2:40 p.m. Breckenridge then testified the established timeline from his investigation showed Kaiden was only in Olea’s care and control from 6 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Jan. 10. During cross examination by public defender Jill Eimermann, Breckenridge said his investigation showed the child had been in only Miller’s care and control the night before he awoke on Jan. 10. Asked about the nature of the recorded interview, Breckenridge said he was gathering facts and that he interviewed Olea and Miller separately in a room on the same floor as the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, where Kaiden was being treated at Blank Children’s Hospital. Asked if there was a goal for the interview, Breckenridge said his only goal was to get as much information as possible to determine under whose care and control the child had been under in the two days prior to his arrival at Skiff Medical Center. He acknowledged that timeframe was based on the medical evidence doctors at Blank Children’s Hospital had provided to him. During redirect examination by Jacobsen, Breckenridge said the second set of interviews were conducted with Olea and Miller less than 48 hours after their son had been brought to the hospital because they wanted to “talk with all the parties to get their information while it was still fresh in their minds.” He said Olea and Miller were not considered suspects at the time of the interview until the timeline and evidence suggested they were the only

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pital that he found to be stressful. Asked directly by Eimermann if he had ever hurt Kaiden, either by shaking, slamming, throwing or accidentally dropping, Olea said he had not. Asked if he killed his son, he said, “No.” During cross examination by Jacobsen, Olea admitted he was married to his ex-wife when he began seeing Miller. He also said both he and his ex-wife stayed at home with their children. He said he did not recall if nurses had told he and Miller about the dangers of shaking their child shortly after his birth while still in the hospital. He also testified the child had never cried loudly. Asked by Jacobsen if Kaiden had been “fine” during his visits to WIC and Hy-Vee on Jan. 9, Olea answered affirmatively. He also said he never seen Kaiden arch his back previously, and that the child’s vomiting was unusual. Olea also said he gave the child’s second bottle before the bath following the child’s first vomiting episode. He said the child never returned to the crib after waking up for the day, and he could not explain why two empty bottles were found in the crib when police searched the home the next day. He also acknowledged he didn’t call his mother, who was working that day, nor did he call anyone else, including the child’s regular doctors at Blank Children’s Hospital. He said he didn’t consider the child’s symptoms to be serious enough to warrant going to the hospital until Miller returned from work. During redirect by Eimermann, Olea said Kaiden was “fussier than normal” on Jan. 9, and Miller told him the child had been fussier during the overnight. He testified he had observed other young children who had been constipated and had fevers during his marriage. During re-cross examination by Jacobsen, Olea acknowledged Miller was not at home during the day of Jan. 10. He also acknowledged the only information she had regarding the child’s condition came directly from his communications over the phone to her.

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said he relayed these concerns to Miller when she called for the first time that morning. He said he reiterated his concerns to Miller when she called a second time, and that he asked her to come home early on her third call. He said he had “barely fallen asleep” when Miller arrived at home, waking up to sound of her opening the front door. Olea then testified Miller immediately noticed something was wrong with the child, and he concurred there was a serious problem. Olea said they placed Kaiden in his carseat and he rode in the backseat, next to his son, on the short trip to Skiff Medical Center in order to monitor his condition. He said while at Skiff, the child began to resist nurses’ and doctors’ efforts to provide care, kicking with his feet and moving his arms, which led to hospital staff holding down the child’s arms and legs. He said they also held the child’s head while trying to use a bag valve mask to aid his breathing. Olea said the experience left him feeling helpless, and that when hospital staff asked for symptoms and medical history, he tried to be as helpful as he could. He also said he rode with the Blank Children’s Hospital Pediatric Transport Team aboard LifeFlight from Skiff to Blank. He testified he asked a lot of questions about what the medical staff was doing, noting it was a “stressful, scary” situation. He said he reacted to their initial attempts to install a central venous line — a catheter placed in a large vein of the neck to administer medication or fluids and to obtain blood tests and measure central venous pressure in the body — because it “looked like it would hurt him a lot.” Olea likewise testified he was initially reluctant to have Kaiden be an organ donor because of the way surgeons would be cutting into his body to extract the organs. But, he said, after talking with Miller’s mother, he changed his mind. “Some other child has his heart now,” he said. “He saved other people’s lives. He’s a hero.” He also testified the nearly constant traffic of doctors, nurses and family created a “crowded” environment in the hos-

people to have had control over the child on Jan. 9 and 10, 2012. The state rested its case after Breckenridge’s testimony. Prior to bringing the jury back in to hear from the defense, Eimermann made a record entry with Olea regarding his right to not testify, and instructions that could be given to jurors should he decide not to participate in his own defense. Olea said he understood his rights, and that he intended to testify. Once the jurors were back in the courtroom, he took the stand as the last defense witness of the trial. Olea testified he was born in California and had lived in Arizona prior to moving to Newton in 2000. He also testified he had a previous marriage with a woman who had three children; from that marriage, he has another child, who is now 5 years old. He testified he assisted in raising those other children, which gave him experience in caring for young children prior to Kaiden’s birth. He said during the time he and Miller lived with his mother after the child’s birth, no one helped him with the child when Miller resumed work following her maternity leave. Olea said he had an arrangement with Miller that since he watched Kaiden during the day, Miller would get up with the child at night. He said Kaiden was Miller’s first child, and that he enjoyed showing her how to care for the child, drawing upon his previous experience. As he said during the recorded interview, he stated he believed the child had become fussier of late because Miller held him too much. He also said he thought Miller was a “good mom.” Olea then testified as to his observations of Jan. 10, 2012. He said he woke up and got Kaiden out of his crib that morning sometime between 7 and 8 a.m. He said the child was usually happy and eager to get out of the crib in the morning, but something was different on that particular day. Olea said his son was “pushing up his stomach,” arching his back, beginning around 9 or 10 a.m., and that he initially thought the child had a virus of some sort. He

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Today is Judgement Day for the RFS By Ty Rushing Daily News Staff Writer Today is Judgment Day for anyone involved in Iowa’s renewable fuels industry. After today, the Environmental Public Agency will cease to accept public comment on its proposed reductions to the Renewable Fuel Standard.   The proposal unified farmers, representatives of the renewable fuel industry and Iowa politicians from both parties to rally against it. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey submitted his official comment to the EPA on Jan. 24. “The Obama administration’s recent proposal to significantly reduce the amount of clean-burning renewable fuels that must be included in the fuel supply in 2014 is a shocking capitulation to Big Oil that threatens to significantly damage our state’s economy, puts consumers at risk through higher prices at the pump and would hurt the environment,” Northey wrote. “The (RFS) was passed with strong bipartisan support to promote the development of a domestic renewable fu-

els industry,” he continued.“It requires an increasing amount of renewable fuels to be included in nation’s fuel supply and it has worked extremely well.” Northey is one of more than 2,500 — both for and against the proposal — who’ve commented on the EPA’s official comments section on regulation.gov.   In addition, almost 1,500 Iowans have commented on protecttherfs. com, a site launched by Gov. Terry Branstad’s office. One commenter T.S. from Keota, explained his reasons for supporting the RFS and why he is opposed to the EPA’s proposed changes. “The RFS is a critical part of the Ag economy. Reducing it now would be a poor move, making it weaker as corn prices are on the decline, and supplies are more than adequate. It would help create more dependence on fossil fuels, resulting in higher oil prices, create greater need for farm subsidies as commodity prices drop, and create more carbon emissions as ethanol use is reduced. The RFS standard should be continued at the higher rate, so ethanol can continue to increase as an important part of our country’s effort

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toward energy independence.”  National Poultry & Food Distributor Executive Director Kristin McWhorter and her organization are backing the proposed changes and in her official comment to the EPA, she explained why. “Since 2007, more than a dozen chicken and turkey companies have filed for bankruptcy, been sold or simply closed their doors altogether, due in large part of high feed costs brought on by the RFS,” she wrote. “Corn comprised nearly 70 percent of the feed given to chickens, and it is our largest input cost; rising prices directly affect farmers’ bottom lines.” “Since the RFS was escalated in 2007, average annual feed costs have skyrocketed by $8.8 billion per year for chicken producers. Over 40 percent of the nation’s corn crop last year

went to ethanol production — not food or feed,” she continued. “This rising demand for corn has artificially forced prices for the commodity up by nearly 40 percent since 2005. Granted, we are expecting a record corn crop this year, but one good year does not a trend make. Consider where we were just a year ago.” Iowa is arguably the state that will be most affected by the changes to the RFS. Iowa is the leading producer of corn and renewable fuels in the U.S. and has 42 ethanol plants and 12 biodiesel plants –including REG’s Newton plant. The EPA will announce its final decision on the matter and says it will make its final decision after reviewing more date as well as the public comments.

2014 Iowa Pork Regional Conferences slated for Feb. 24-28 CLIVE — The Iowa Pork Producers Association has teamed up with the Iowa Pork Industry Center and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach swine specialists to host regional conferences February 24-28. All sessions are hosted from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Conference dates and locations are as follows: Monday, Feb. 24, Sheldon, Northwest Iowa Community College, Building A, room 119C; Tuesday, Feb. 25, Carroll, Carroll County Extension Office; Wednesday, Feb. 26, Nashua, Borlaug Learning Center; Friday, Feb. 28, Iowa City, Johnson County Extension Office Conferences are free for those who pre-register or $5 at the door. Individuals can pre-register by calling IPPA at (800) 372-7675 or sending an e-mail to schristensen@iowapork.org. Exports, domestic demand, health challenges and a multitude of other factors can impact livestock producer’s bottom line. Dr. Lee Schulz, livestock economist with Iowa State University, will dive into these issues and current projections, review forecasts for input costs and market hog value in 2014 and discuss what profit opportunity may be in store for producers in the year to come. ISU Extension and Outreach service offers a number of programs and informational pieces to keep pork producers up to speed on emerging and continuing issues. Local ISU swine specialists will give an update regarding issues surrounding ventilation management, euthanasia techniques and antibiotic use and provide some key takeaway points from currently available resources and programs. Additionally, specialists will highlight opportunities for producers and their employees to become further educated on these and other industry challenges. ISU swine specialists also will offer free PQA Plus training prior to each conference. Training will be hosted from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at each conference location. Contact Tyler Bettin at (800) 372-7675 or tbettin@iowapork.org for more information or to pre-register.

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Turf is up. Sunday will be Super Bowl history. Sure, the two teams — Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks — bring a lot to the table. But, it’s the arena of the event that is historic. This year’s Super Bowl is By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News being played Sports Editor outside in a cold-weather stadium, which is a first. There was the 1972 game, Super Bowl VI, played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans. That year the Dallas Cowboys and Miami Dolphins kicked off when it was 39 degrees. The Broncos and Seahawks are playing at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey Sunday. Snow, cold temperatures will be in the mix for this year’s NFL championship contest. Speaking of the turf, I know one of the best turf guys in the world. No kidding. George Toma, who was the head groundskeeper for Kansas City’s Truman Sports Complex — Arrowhead Stadium and then Royals Stadium. Even artificial turf needs attention, Toma always said, and he was there to supervise the change for both stadiums to natural grass. I met Toma when I was at Kansas State University in the KSU Marching Band. The Pride of Wildcat Land performed a halftime show in the outfield at a Kansas City Royals’ playoff game in the 1970s. The band always performed at one Kansas City Chiefs’ football game each year. Phil Hewett, director of the KSU band, became quite good friends with Toma, which meant all of us knew him also. Toma is considered the guru of Super Bowl turf. He has worked every Super Bowl since the first one in 1967. Sunday is Toma’s 85th birthday and he has been working along side the team to have the MetLife Stadium field, which is an artificial playing surface, in prime shape no matter the weather conditions. Crews have been practicing this week the removal of massive snow from the stadium in New Jersey. Toma and his son Ryan Toma are working with NFL Super Bowl field director Ed Mangan and the crews. Ryan Toma talked about the “dry run” of snow removal this week. He was quoted as saying, “Now, if it snows on Super Sunday, we’ll be ready and we’ll know what to do,” Ryan said. “Wait a minute, let me re-phrase that. I meant to say when it snows on Super Sunday — and you know it will snow — we will be ready for it.” I struck up a passing friendship with Toma once I began covering the Royals and Chiefs as a sports writer and photographer. We’d say hello and talk a bit. The first time I was on the sideline at a Chiefs’ game, he came up to me and told me to be careful “these guys don’t stop for anybody.” Toma officially retired from full-time work in 1999. He continues to work as a consultant for sports facilities and their groundskeepers around the United States. In 2001, Toma, also referred to as the “God of Sod,” was presented with the Pioneer Award for innovative contributions to professional football by the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Toma underwent an aortic valve replacement in June, and after five weeks in a Kansas City hospital and months of cardiac rehab, he is back in his familiar role of overseeing the preparations for the NFL’s premier event. PRESSBOX See Page 2B

By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor SULLY — Defense has come to the forefront for Lynnville-Sully’s basketball teams in 2013-14. Almost every game, the Hawk coaches point to defense as key to their teams’ success. Friday night at home was no exception. Lynnville-Sully’s girls posted a 20-point win, 56-36, over the H-LV Warriors. The Hawk boys followed with a dominating 55-22 victory over the Warriors. The Hawk girls improved to 14-2 while the boys are 11-3. “The guys played great defense again,” said Nick Harthoorn, L-S boys’ head coach. “We struggled a little offensively in the first half, but the guys made the adjustment in the second half. We did a better job of attacking the hoop and getting the ball inside.” Lynnville-Sully’s boys heated things up offensively with a 60-percent clip, 24-of-40, from the field. On the other end, the Hawk defense held the Warriors to a very, chilly 16 percent, 7 of 44, from the field. The Hawks gave up 12 points in the first half, leading 25-12 at halftime. They outscored the Warriors 30-10 in the second half on their way to a sixth straight win. Sage Ehresman and Kyle Van Dyke each tossed in 12 points for the

Hawks. Ehresman also dished out four assists while Van Dyke pulled down seven rebounds. Darin Hofer controlled nine rebounds and T.J. Cunningham had six rebounds. Ben Trettin made six Van Dyke of the team’s 11 steals. Dakota Stults had 11 points to lead the Warriors. “After the first quarter, I thought our defensive pressure was better and we did a good job in the second half running the floor getting some easy points,” said Jerry Hulsing, L-S girls’ head coach. “After the first quarter, I thought we settled into an offensive scheme that allowed us to get the inside and score, which then opened up the outside for some good looks.” Hulsing talked about “after the first quarter,” because the Warrior girls led the Hawks 9-8 at the end of the first period. Lynnville-Sully, which is ranked sixth in Class 1A, outscored H-L-V 15-8 in the second quarter to lead 23-17 at halftime. The Hawk girls continued to score at will in the second half. They held an 19-11 edge in the third quarter and finished on a 14-8 run in the fourth.

Cassie Cullen scored 18 points, grabbed six rebounds and made four steals for the Hawks. Lysandra James had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. The Hawk girls shot 33 percent, 21-of-64, Cullen from the field. They were 10of-16 from the free-throw line. The Hawks held a 46-22 rebounding edge. Becca Vos made seven steals for Lynnville-Sully, which had 19 steals in the game. Jade Van Rees had four assists. Abby Schafbuch scored 13 points for H-L-V. Lynnville-Sully’s teams go to Belle Plaine Tuesday.

Boys’ Game H-L-V 6-6-4-6—22 Lynnville-Sully 13-12-15-15—55 H-L-V — Stults 11, Nowotny 1, York 5, Kriegel 3, Maschmann 2. Lynnville-Sully — Cunningham 8, Trettin 4, Brand 6, Ehresman 12, Zegers 5, Van Dyke 12, Hofer 8. Girls’ Game H-L-V 9-8-11-8—36 Lynnville-Sully 8-15-19-14—56 H-L-V — A. Schafbuch 13, Kuesel 6, K. Schafbuch 5, Pierce 5, Tanner 3, Schafer 2, Shaull 2. Lynnville-Sully — Cullen 18, James 10, Terpstra 9, Vos 8, Van Rees 5, Rasmusson 5, Van Wyk 1.

Sixth-ranked DCG Mustangs defeat Pella Christian Eagles By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor PELLA — Down by seven going into the second quarter, Pella Christian’s Eagles were “in the game” against sixth-ranked Dallas CenterGrimes. The Mustangs dashed away on a 24-8 run in that second period, ending with a 76-45 win. Dallas Center-Grimes netted nine 3-pointers in the game — five of those were hit by Doug Heritage. Heritage scored 20 points in the game. Nick

Drucker led all scorers with 24 points and Andrew Kramer added 11. The Eagles shot 33 percent, 17-of-52, from the field and hit 6-of-8 free throw attempts. The Mustangs connected on 25-of-52 from the field, 48 percent, and sank 17-of-22 charity shots. Sebastian Baugh hit three 3-pointers for the Eagles to lead them with 13 points and five rebounds. Coltin Collins scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Levi Jungling had three steals and three assists. Pella Christian is 1-5 since Christ-

mas, losing its four game in a row. The Eagles are 6-9. The Eagles play Newton tonight. Pella Christian 10-8-17-10—45 DCG 17-24-16-10—76 Pella Christian — Vermeer 0/2-0-0-6, Baugh 2/3-0-1-13, Holwerda 1-2-3-4, Jungling 1-0-32, Haveman 2-0-3-4, Van Wyk 0-0-3-0, Posthuma 1-2-0-4, Van Maanen 0-0-1-0, Collins 4-2-2-10, Riggen 0-0-1-0, Vande Voort 1-0-02. TOTALS: 12/5-6-17-45. DCG — Kramer 3-5-0-11, Drucker 6/2-6-124, Chambers 1-1-1-3, Washington 0/2-0-1-6, Iversen 0-0-1-0, Heritage 2/5-1-1-20, Smith 0-2-1-2, Winter 1-0-1-2, Rix 2-2-3-6, Balzer 1-0-1-2. TOTALS: 16/9-17-10-76.

Go Cardinals

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Future Newton cheerleaders entertained fans last Friday night during the Newton-Norwalk basketball games. The NHS cheer squad held a cheerleading clinic, Jan. 18, and the participants performed a week later.


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County bowling tournament held The Jasper County Bowling Association held its 2013-14 county tournament at Cardinal Lanes in Newton and Mustang Lanes in Monroe. The tournament was held on two weekends, Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 2526. Here are the results: 5-Person Team Bad Butch’s Racing, 3,301 Keggers, 3,298 FSU, 3,276 The Floor Store, 3,225 The Underground Co., 3,084 Ross Masonry, 3,063 Pella Lawn Care, 2,977 4-Person Team Brookwood, 2,795 Laneblazers, 2,774 Board Members Only, 2,762 Cappy’s, 2,626 Hewitt Service Center, 2,556 Pin Hunters, 2,507 Pheasants 4Ever, 2,498 Sullivan’s, 2,478 4 Musketeers, 2,355 Singles Paul Forck, 789 Daniel Ellingson, 722 Robert Hughes, 721 Ronald Jones, 713 Chad Rorabaugh, 711 Troy Tabor, 711 Michael Jones, 700 Dustin Koder, 690 Brandon Morris, 675 Brett Jacobs, 662 Judith McMains, 662 Larry Anderson, 660 Michael Wolfe, 659 Matt Forck, 654 Jason Price, 654 Gary Price, 653 Michael Geerlings, 645 Ryan May, 635 Nancy Mikkelson, 633 Ashlynn Malloy, 631 Dave Rorabaugh, 628 Tony Kauzlarich, 628 Tammy Aalbers, 626 Matt Coleman, 613 David Anderson, 599 James Flickinger, 596 Barbara Majerus, 595 Thomas Forck, 594 Mike Price, 592 Michael Sims, 587 Laird Trusler, 584

Lonnie Majerus, 569 Jason Mikkelson, 547 Brant Current, 512 Doubles Larry Anderson/David Anderson, 1,556 Ryan May/Tony Kauzlarich, 1,523 Dustin Koder/Paul Forck, 1,426 Tammy Aalbers/Troy Tabor, 1,388 Matt Coleman/Brandon Morris, 1,363 Brett Jacobs/Jason Mikkelson, 1,357 Robert Hughes/Michael Geerlings, 1,340 Chad Rorabaugh/Dave Rorabaugh, 1,325 Nancy Mikkelson/Judith McMains, 1,319 Thomas Forck/Daniel Ellingson, 1,303 Laird Trusler/Mike Price, 1,291 Troy Tabor/Jason Mikkelson, 1,278 Lonnie Majerus/Michael Sims, 1,267 James Flickinger/Brant Current, 1,264 Michael Wolfe/Matt Forck, 1,237 Ronald Jones/Michael Jones, 1,209 Jason Price/Gary Price, 1,206 Ashlynn Malloy/Barbara Majerus, 1,182 All Events Larry Anderson, 2,254 Paul Forck, 2,168 Robert Hughes, 2,159 Brandon Morris, 2,068 Dave Rorabaugh, 2,057 Daniel Ellingson, 2,034 Dustin Koder, 2,030 Troy Tabor, 2,017 James Flickinger, 2,003 Michael Jones, 2,000 David Anderson, 1,994 Michael Wolfe, 1,975 Chad Rorabaugh, 1,967 Nancy Mikkelson, 1,965 Ronald Jones, 1,963 Matt Coleman, 1,953 Brett Jacobs, 1,944 Michael Geerlings, 1,931 Michael Sims, 1,917 Gary Price, 1,908 Judith McMains, 1,896 Mike Price, 1,888 Thomas Forck, 1,873 Laird Trusler, 1,873 Barbara Majerus, 1,836 Ashlynn Malloy, 1,788 Lonnie Majerus, 1,788 Jason Mikkelson, 1,712 Brant Current, 1,651

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Newton’s boys earned an IHSAA Excellence in Academic Achievement Award. Members of the 2013-14 Newton boys’ varsity basketball team are (left to right), front row, Jwan Roush, Jake Bennett, Nick Easley, Devin Shores, Connor Gholson, Drew Stout, Tyler Thongvanh; second row, assistant coach Tom Weeks, Justin Simms, Nick Glotfelty, Ryan Thompson, Daquan Allen, Chandler Sturtz, Jonah Lilienthal, manager Nikayal Hoffman; back row, assistant coaches Brian Conway and Dan Cibula, Austin James, Zakk Weatherly, Jarom Williams, Jordan Travis, Joe Banfield, Tyler Wood, Alex Bartels, head coach Nick Wilkins, assistant coach Tim Trier. Courtesy photo At left, Newton’s girls were awarded an IGHSAU Distinguished Team Academic Achievement Award with 3.68 team GPA. Members of the 2013-14 Newton girls’ varsity basketball team are (left to right), front row, Rylie Udelhoven, Macy Leonard, Taylor Moon, Sydney Jenkins, Victoria Jordan; middle row, Marisa Modlin, Arianna Jamieson, Sarah Kalkhoff, Lizzie Stock, Shelby Gray, Michaela Jacobsen; back row, assistant coach Erik Zehr, Hannah Rhoads, Alex Hutchinson, Jessica Smith, Jessica Reynolds, Jaci Twaddle, manager Collin Jacobsen, head coach Brandon Sharp. Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News At right, Newton’s Cardinal swim team earned an IHSAA Excellence in Academic Achievement Award. Members of the 2013-14 boys’ swim team are (left to right) front row, manager Sierra Griffith, Jake Lensing, Paul DeHart, Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Landon King, Josh Bailey, manager Paige Reed; second row, manager Kaitlyn Sorensen, Aaron King, Austin Bunker, Jacob Thomas, Brock Southern, head coach David Hook; back row, Clay Trotter, , Paul Maharry, Logan Heisdorffer, Reese Rosenquist, Logan Zaabel. Not pictured: Jackson Forck, Christian Laube, Logan Norcross, Zach Theis, Isaak Webb.

Pressbox: Postseason approaches for winter preps Continued from Page 1B MetLife Stadium’s playing surface has been kept warm and dry under a giant tarp. There is a drainage system but not a heating system underneath it. With Toma on the job, the teams will have the best possible playing surface conditions. As for Super Bowl XLVIII, which team will win — Denver or Seattle? Not sure. I’m not sure which I’m cheering for yet either. HERE AT HOME IN IOWA, the weather outside has been up and

down while action in the gyms been heating up. Postseason play for high school winter sports is right around the corner. Look for a story on all area postseason action in the Daily News later this week. Newton’s boys swimming team wraps up regular-season competition this week with two home meets, tonight and Thursday. The Cardinals have next week to tune-up for the regional meet on Feb. 8. The state meet is Feb. 15. Newton and Pella Christian’s bowling teams work toward regional action

Feb. 18. Newton hosts a regional at Cardinal Lanes. Wrestling teams at Colfax-Mingo, Lynnville-Sully, Collins-Maxwell/Baxter and Prairie City-Monroe have Class 1A and 2A sectional tournaments Feb. 8. District tournaments are Feb. 15. Speaking of district wrestling tournaments, Newton hosts a Class 3A district tournament Feb. 15. Basketball regional and substate pairings for the girls’ teams were announced this week. The district and substate assignments for boys’ teams are set.

Website points to Sochi corruption SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny launched a website to publish data pointing to corruption in Sochi. Russia has spent about $51 billion to deliver the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which run Feb. 7-23, making them the most expensive Olympics ever. Navalny’s website — Sochi.FBK.info — combines his own investigations of alleged corruption in Sochi with media reports and other activists’ analysis.

Lynnville-Sully wrestlers go 1-2 in South Iowa Cedar League action By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News Sports Editor NORTH ENGLISH — LynnvilleSully’s Hawks went on the road last Thursday for South Iowa Cedar League wrestling dual competition. The Hawks claimed a 54-18 win over North Mahaska of New Sharon but lost to Iowa Valley of Marengo and to host English Valleys.

Iowa Valley defeated Lynnville-Sully, 53-18. English Valleys beat the Hawks, 53-30. The Hawks go to Martensdale Tuesday to wrestle Eddyville-BlakesburgFremont, Charlton and Martendales-St. Mary’s. They host BGM and Montezuma Thursday at Sully. Caden Doll and Noah Zylstra each went 3-0 in their respective weight classes

Thursday. Doll pinned Iowa Valley’s Jayson Krakow in 1 minute, 8 seconds and North Mahaska’s Cole Spoelstra in 23 seconds in 160-pound action. At 170, Zylstra recorded a pin of Josh Roggentien of Iowa Valley in 3:03 and pinned Karrson Stodghill of North Mahaska in 33 seconds. Doll and Zylstra won by forfeits against English Valleys. Meliek Meyer at 145, Payton Scan-

Jocelyn Sheets/Daily News Lynnville-Sully’s Caden Doll (left) is having a great senior season at 160 pounds for the Hawk wrestling team. Doll is pushing for another state tournament appearance in a few weeks.

dridge at 152 and Shannon Dunsbergen at 285 each had a 2-1 night. Going 1-2 Thursday were Cole Nickell at 113, Bryson Barnett at 132, Kordell Mueller at 138, Jack Hardin at 182 and Blake Wehrle at 195. Cooper Scandridge was 0-3 in the 220-pound division. Lynnville-Sully (LS) 54, North Mahaska (NM) 18 113 Cole Nickell, LS, pinned Griffin Molenburg, NM, 5:11 120 double forfeit 126 Andrew Jedlicka, NM, forf. 132 Shaun Clark, NM, pinned Bryson Barnett, LS, 3:15 138 Kordell Mueller, LS, forf. 145 Meliek Meyer, LS, pinned Gage Simmons, NM, 2:11 152 Payton Scandridge, LS, pinned Reece Strasser, NM, 3:14 160 Caden Doll, LS, pinned Cole Spoelstra, NM, 0:23 170 Noah Zylstra, LS, pinned Karrson Stodghill, NM, 0:33 182 Jack Hardin, LS, pinned Chris Shaw, NM, 1:35 195 Blake Wehrle, LS, forf. 220 Austin Lanphier, NM, pinned Cooper Scandridge, LS, 0:53 285 Shannon Dunsbergen, LS, pinned Parker Davis, NM, 0:47 106 double forfeit Iowa Valley (IV) 53, Lynnville-Sully (LS) 18 285 Tyler Mangold, IV, dec. Shannon Dunsbergen, LS, 7-2 106 double forfeit 113 Jacob Krakow, IV, dec. Cole Nickell, LS, 7-5 120 Steven Slechta, IV, forf. 126 Zach Russell, IV, forf. 132 Drake Healey, IV, pinned Bryson Barnett, LS, 1:10 138 Lucas Krakow, IV, pinned Kordell Mueller, LS, 0:50 145 Meliek Meyer, LS, pinned Dylan Healey, IV, 2:44 152 Tyler Dietze, IV, tech. fall Payton Scandridge, LS, 4:00 20-5 160 Caden Doll, LS, pinned Jayson Krakow, IV, 1:08 170 Noah Zylstra, LS, pinned Josh Roggentien, IV, 3:03 182 Nathan Wardenburg, IV, pinned Jack Hardin, LS, 4:39 195 Carter Young, IV, pinned Blake Wehrle, LS, 3:02 220 Jeremy Nebraska, IV, pinned Cooper Scandridge, LS, 2:43 English Valleys (EV) 53, Lynnville-Sully (LS) 30 106 Wyatt Olson, EV, forf. 113 Blake Ealy, EV, tech. fall Cole Nickell, LS, 4:00 16-0 120 Clayton Morrison, EV, forf. 126 Sheldon Ealy, EV, forf. 132 Bryson Barnett, LS, pinned Ambrose Coffman, EV, 0:55 138 Cody Seaton, EV, pinned Kordell Mueller, LS, 1:28 145 Zach Axmear, EV, pinned Meliek Meyer, LS, 5:59 152 Payton Scandridge, LS, forf. 160 Caden Doll, LS, forf. 170 Noah Zylstra, LS, forf. 182 Brennen Grimm, EV, pinned Jack Hardin, LS, 0:46 195 Luke Jackson, EV, pinned Blake Wehrle, LS, 0:53 220 Colton Miller, EV, pinned Cooper Scandridge, LS, 0:58 285 Shannon Dunsbergen, LS, pinned Corbin Rowe, EV, 1:05


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described premises from July 24, 2009, located in Jasper county, Iowa: Lot Fourteen in Section "E" in Greencastle Place, an addition to the City of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as appears in Book 323, Page 344 in the Office of the Recorder of said County, commonly known as 549 W 10th St N, Newton, IA 50208 (the “Property”) The petition further prays that the mortgage on the above described real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court deems just and equitable. For further details, please review the petition on file in the clerk's office. The Plaintiffs attorney is Douglas J. Mizer, of South and Associates, P.C.; whose address is 1245 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120, West Des Moines, IA 50266. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UINLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL TWELVE MONTHS (OR SIX MONTHS IF THE PETITION INCLUDES A WAIVER OF DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT) FROM THE ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. You must serve a motion or answer on or before 17th day of February, 2014, and within a reasonable time thereafter file your motion or answer with the Clerk of Court for Jasper County, at the county courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in a court action because of a disability, immediately call your District ADA Coordinator at 515-286-3394. If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942. By: CLERK OF THE ABOVE COURT Jasper County Courthouse 101 N. 1st Street, #104 Newton, IA 50208 IMPORTANT: YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. January 14, 21, & 28

Public Notices IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT FOR JASPER COUNTY IOWA BANKERS MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. MATTHEW C. RASMUSSON; SPOUSE OF MATTHEW C. RASMUSSON; MELANIE R. RASMUSSON; SPOUSE OF MELANIE C. RASMUSSON; FIRST STATE BANK; and PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. EQUITY NO. EQCV 118713 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION To the above-named Defendants: You are notified there was on December 31, 2013 filed in the Office of the Clerk of the abovenamed Court a Foreclosure Petition, which prays for foreclosure of a mortgage in favor of the Plaintiff on the property described herein and judgment in rem in the amount of $306,811.74 plus interest at the rate of 5.0000% per annum from July 1, 2013, such amount equaling $42.03 per day, the costs of the action including title costs of $225.00, and reasonable attorney fees and that said sums be declared a lien upon the following-described premises from July 30, 2009, located in Jasper County, Iowa, towit: Parcel F in the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 14 and in the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11, all in Township 78 North, Range 17 West of the 5th P.M., Jasper County, Iowa as shown in plat recorded in Book 1125 Page 371 in the office of the Recorder of said County. (Except Parcel G of Parcel F of the Southeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter of Section 11 and the Northeast Quarter of the Northwest Quarter of Section 14, all in Township 78 North, Range 17 West of the 5th P.M., Jasper County, Iowa, as shown in plat recorded in Book 1154 Page 544 in the office of the Recorder of said County.) that the mortgage on the above-described real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court may deem just and equitable. The attorney for the Plaintiff is Krystle Campa Berry, whose address is The Highland Building, 4201 Westown Parkway, Suite 300, West Des Moines, Iowa 50266, Phone: (515) 288-2500, Facsimile: (515) 471-7942. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT REDEMPTION. THIS MEANS THAT THE SALE OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY WILL OCCUR PROMPTLY AFTER ENTRY OF JUDGMENT UNLESS YOU FILE WITH THE COURT A WRITTEN DEMAND TO DELAY THE SALE. IF YOU FILE A WRITTEN DEMAND, THE SALE WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL SIX MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS YOUR RESIDENCE AND IS A ONEFAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING OR UNTIL TWO MONTHS FROM ENTRY OF JUDGMENT IF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY IS NOT YOUR RESIDENCE OR IS YOUR RESIDENCE BUT NOT A ONE-FAMILY OR TWO-FAMILY DWELLING. YOU WILL HAVE NO RIGHT OF REDEMPTION AFTER THE SALE. THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE WILL BE ENTITLED TO IMMEDIATE POSSESSION OF THE MORTGAGED PROPERTY. YOU MAY PURCHASE AT THE SALE. You must serve a motion or answer on or before the 24th day of Febuary, 2014, and within a reasonable time thereafter, file your motion or answer, in the Iowa District Court for Jasper County, Iowa, at the County Courthouse in Newton, Iowa. If you do not, judgment by default may be rendered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. If you require the assistance of auxiliary aids or services to participate in court because of a disability, immediately call your district ADA coordinator at 515-286-3930. (If you are hearing impaired, call Relay Iowa TTY at 1-800-735-2942.) Disability coordinators cannot provide legal advice. Clerk of the Above Court, Jasper County Courthouse Newton, Iowa IMPORTANT YOU ARE ADVISED TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE AT ONCE TO PROTECT YOUR INTERESTS. February 4, 2014 Date of Third Publication January 21 & 28, and February 4 IN THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT OF JASPER COUNTY JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Justin Schippers; Parties in Possession; Unknown Spouse (if any) of Justin Schippers, et al. Defendants. EQUITY NO: EQCV118690 ORIGINAL NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION You are notified that a petition has been filed in the office of this court naming you as a defendant in this action. The petition was filed on December 13, 2013, and prays for foreclosure of Plaintiffs mortgage in favor of the Plaintiff on the property described in this notice and judgment for the unpaid principal amount of $68,145.09, with 5.25% per annum interest thereon from September 1, 2012, together with late charges, advances and the costs of the action including (but not limited to) title costs and reasonable attorney's fees, as well as a request that said sums be declared a lien upon the following described premises from July 24, 2009, located in Jasper county, Iowa: Lot Fourteen in Section "E" in Greencastle Place, an addition to the City of Newton, Jasper County, Iowa, as appears in Book 323, Page 344 in the Office of the Recorder of said County, commonly known as 549 W 10th St N, Newton, IA 50208 (the “Property”) The petition further prays that the mortgage on the above described real estate be foreclosed, that a special execution issue for the sale of as much of the mortgaged premises as is necessary to satisfy the judgment and for other relief as the Court deems just and equitable. For further details, please review the petition on file in the clerk's office. The Plaintiffs attorney is Douglas J. Mizer, of South and Associates, P.C.; whose address is 1245 Jordan Creek Parkway, Suite 120, West Des Moines, IA 50266. NOTICE THE PLAINTIFF HAS ELECTED FORECLOSURE WITHOUT RE-

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The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a special education associate for its 3-yr-old program. The candidate must have Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or willing to obtain certification. Candidate will work one-on-one with a 3 year old student at the Diamond Trail Children’s Center in Lynnville. Days & Hours: Wednesday & Friday – 9:30 am – 10:30 am. Hourly pay: $8.75. Start Date: ASAP. Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The position may be combined with the van route position. Send district application and resume to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found at the high school office or on the school district web site under the employment section: www.lshawks. org. Electronic materials may be directed to ehresman@lshawks.com

Part-Time Early Childhood Special Education Route Van Driver:

The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a van driver to transport one 3-year-old special education student before school (9:15 am – 9:30 am) and after school (10:30 am – 10:45 am); Wednesday & Friday; Driver will be paid 1 hour per day. Hourly rate: $15.00. Driver must have or be willing to obtain a Class D3 passenger license to drive a school van, must be at least 18 years of age, submit to a pre-employment drug test, provide a physical, and must submit to a criminal background check. Start date: ASAP. Application deadline: January 29, 2014. The position may be combined with the 9:30 - 10:30 am special education associate position. Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found at the high school office or on the school district web site under the employment section: www.lshawks. org. Electronic materials may be directed to ehresman@lshawks.com

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Part-Time Elementary Special Education Associate:

The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a part-time elementary special education associate. The associate will work one-on-one with a lower elementary student from 8:30 am – 11:30 am on a daily basis. Hourly wage: $8.75 per hour. Start Date: ASAP. Application deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found at the high school office or on the school district web site under the employment section: www.lshawks.org. Electronic materials may be directed to ehresman@lshawks.com

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The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a special education one-on-one associate for its 4-yr-old preschool program. The candidate must have Child Development Associate (CDA) credential or willing to obtain certification. Candidate will work one-on-one with a 4 year old student at the Diamond Trail Children’s Center in Lynnville. Days & Hours – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday from 8:15 am – 11:45 am. Hourly pay: $8.75. Start Date: ASAP. Application Deadline: Wednesday, January 29, 2014. Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found at the high school office or on the school district web site under the employment section: www.lshawks.org. Electronic materials may be directed to ehresman@lshawks.com

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The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks a Junior High School Head Baseball Coach for the 2014 Season. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. The position will begin May 5 and end July 3, 2014. Stipend: $1,841.00. Application Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014. Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found at the high school office or on the school district web site under the employment section: www.lshawks.org. Electronic materials may be directed to ehresman@lshawks.com

Assistant Varsity Football Coach:

The Lynnville-Sully Community School District seeks an Assistant Varsity Football Coach for the 2014 Season. Candidates must have a valid coaching authorization or #101 Athletic Coach (K-12) endorsement. The position will begin August 11 and end November 20, 2014. Stipend: $2,302.00. Application Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014. Send a letter of interest and completed application to Shane Ehresman, Superintendent, Lynnville-Sully Community School District, PO Box 210, Sully, Iowa 50251. Application may be found at the high school office or on the school district web site under the employment section: www.lshawks.org Electronic materials may be directed to ehresman@lshawks.com

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2 BEDROOM DUPLEX IN KELLOGG APPROXIMATELY 925 SQUARE FEET, ATTACHED 1 CAR GARAGE WITH EXTRA PARKING SPACE, LAWN CARE AND SNOW REMOVAL PROVIDED, RANCH STYLE ON SLAB----NO 2ND FLOOR, NO BASEMNET, NO STEPS, PERFECT FOR RETIRED SINGLE OR COUPLE. $500. PER MONTH CALL 641-275-0181 TO SCHEDULE VIEWING.

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OLD MILITARY items: German, Japanese, and American, and old Advertising signs. 641-4856591. WANTED: BARBIE Doll Clothes, reasonable. 7923242. WANTED: ENGINE for 22 or 23 Lawn Horse Kollar, with double pipes. Also, looking for any push or riding lawn mowers, snowblowers, that don't run. 641-792-9648 WANTED: OLD Microphone, stereo stuff, amplifier, tube tester, guitar amp, speakers, and radios, nonworking is ok, for parts or repair. 515-238-3343. WANTED: SINGLE Roommate. No pets or drugs. Non-smoker please. Call after 5 pm and ask for Matt. Cell 515-205-6163. FOR SALE

ALL SORTS of Camping gear, sleeping bags, tents, lanterns and more. 641275-2575.

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2 BEDROOM, ground floor apartment. Stove, refrigerator. Easy access with garage option. $395/month. References required. 792-4388

BOOKS. “SIX Ingredients or Less” cookbook. Over 600 quick and easy recipes. Soft cover. Like new. Excellent condition. Was $16.95, now $4. Sue Grafton's “K is for Killer”. Hard cover. Very good condition, small mark on inside cover page. Was $22.95, now $1. 641-7912220.

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6 PIECE Place setting, of FranKoma dinnerwaresalad and dessert plates, side dishes included. 7923339. 2 LONG stemmed wine glasses. Perfect condition. Dale Valley Winery, gift box included. Ideal for Valentine's Day or other special occasions. $2 for pair. 641-791-2220. 14 FT ALUMINUM Fishing boat and trailer, Johnson 6 HP gas motor, bow mount foot controlled trolling motor, hand controlled trolling motor, depth and fish finder, swivel seats, hand crank bow mount anchor. $1,800. 641-792-0378. Leave message. LARGE DARK green, Comforter, 7 foot x 8 foot. 792-4878. NEW MARVIN Double Hung Window, white clad exterior, high rough opening 22” wide, 33” high. $50 or OBO. 641-792-0485.

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2 YOUTH Batting Helmets, used for one and two seasons. $8 each. Tony Little's AB Lounge Extreme, for toning and strengthening. $30. Kids pink lava lamp. $5. Iowa Hawkeye medium adult sweatshirt $10. All in great condition. 641-7870903.

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At WesleyLife, we believe that living a well-balanced life with attention to mind, body and spirit is essential to aging well. We encourage older adults to live a healthy and independent lifestyle, focusing on their abilities, potential and passions.

Director of People and Culture Hearthstone has a full time position available for an experienced human resource professional to serve as our Director of People and Culture. This position is responsible for the day-to-day human resource responsibilities including selection/hiring, learning, performance management, and leadership development. He/She is responsible to ensure alignment of people-related practices in Pella with WesleyLife’s people strategies. Must have a degree in HR, business or a related field with at least five years of prior HR experience. Exceptional organizational and communication skills are required. Health care experience is highly preferred. Candidates must successfully pass a post-offer health assessment including a drug and nicotine screen. We value diversity within our workforce and encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. EOE. Resumes may be emailed directly to Kristy VanDerWiel, Vice President-People & Culture at kvanderwiel@wesleylife.org.

PARTS FOR: 1980 MGBexhaust manifold $50. 1800 engine block $75. 1800 dual carb set up $100. Maytag Fire truckfrom Recognition Program $45 . Maytag trucks 1952 GMC Dry Goods, 1955 Diamond T, 1953 Stake Truck, 1937 Chevrolet Delivery, $20 each or 4 @ $60. 792-8017. PHOTO PRINTER. Epson Stylus Photo 785EXP Photo Printer. Ink jet. Older model, like new, never used. Never removed from original box. Convenient photo prints with and without a computer. Compatible with digital camera memory cards. Prints border free 4” x 6” photos. Windows and Mac USB compatible. Instruction manual included. Want gone, will sell for $35. 641791-2220. RED CORE, infrared electric room heater. Brand new, in box. Heats 1000 sq feet. $160.00. 787-0208. CABLE MODEM, Motorola surfboard, new. $25. 641792-6351. EMPLOYMENT

SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 THOMPSON CENTER Arms, 50 cal., New Englander Muzzle loader. $200. CVA Optima, 50 cal. Muzzle loader with scope and sling. $200. 641-7927892. TIRE CHAINS for 20” x 8.00 x 8”. $25. Titan heater, thermo control 110 volt. $20. 8 Foot wear edge for blade, steel, pipe, cable, angle and channel iron. 641-793-2955. VINTAGE HOT Wheels, Stop-N-Go sets. $40. 4foot stripe Light Fixtures (x5) $15 each. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 1:64 Collectible Cars $15 each. Notre Dame Wreath. $45. 515313-7803. VINTAGE PUSS & Boots Creamer. $25. Watt 3-Leaf Apple Pitcher #15. $45. Watt Bowl #7 Clematis pattern. $40. Light blue Hobnail Rose Bowl. $10. Men's Wrangler Jeans, size 38 x 32. $5. Roseville Cornucopia, blue-magnolia. $75. 641-275-7600. WEIGHT BENCH, Champ brand, with 220 lbs of weight and 2-15 lbs dumbells. $250. Big Screen TV, Sony HD, 52”. $75. 515418-3674. WHIRLPOOL WASHER and Dryer set, 3 cycle, large capacity, used 1 year, works great. $300 or OBO. Citation 5 Chest Freezer, apartment size, used 1 year, works great. $75 or OBO. 641-7919573. WOMAN'S LONDON Fog Trench Coat, size 12, khaki with zip out liner and detachable hood. $20. 7920925.

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BOYS NEWBORN, 0-3 months and 6-8 months onsies, sleepers, and pants. 50 cents each. Receiving blankets .75 cents each, a couple heavier blankets $1 each, boys infant socks $2 a dozen. Also have 2 – 6oz. Playtex vent air nipples for these bottles, 0-3 months. $6 for all. Set of bumper pads for crib, nothing else, just the bumper pads $13. Everything is in good condition. 641-275-5085 or 641-8314790. COMFORT AIR Dehumidifier, Automatic, works good. $65. General Electric Stove, works good. $60. 787-0208. CUB CADET Lawn Tractor, with shaft drive, 42 inch mower deck, extra set of mower blades. $400. 792-2638. JOHNSON 10 HP Outboard Motor, 2 tanks. $600. 792-1435. NEW IN box Chargeable Shaver and Trimmer. $20. Super Toro Blower/vac , electric, works good. $50. New Rival Drip coffee maker. $15. 787-0208 AUTOMOTIVE

1976 Cutlass Supreme 350 OLDS Auto. Fresh rebuild on motortrans. 65,000 miles on car, Charcoal grey with red interior. Call 515-729-3073 or 641-521-1588. $3,800.00 1989 CHEVY Pick-up, motor and transmission good, new shocks, brakes and fan belt, everything works good. New tires. $1,400. 641-521-8500.

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EMPLOYMENT

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Financial Assistant II Accounting Office Grinnell College The Financial Assistant II performs routine accounting, purchasing and accounts payable duties, following established policies and procedures, to ensure accurate and timely processing of financial transactions. Prepares and enters standard journal entries. Maintains documentation in compliance with policies and procedures for internal control and external audit requirements. Verifies and checks the work of others, and refers unusual problems to supervisor. High School Diploma or GED. Five years or more of work experience in an office environment preferably with accounts payable experience. Selected candidates will need to successfully complete a background check prior to the first day of work. Excellent verbal, organizational and time-management skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality and provide exceptional customer service. Knowledge and experience with accounts payable systems, Microsoft Office, word processing, spreadsheets, and electronic mail. Application Process: Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Candidates must upload a cover letter and resume. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at (641) 269-4818 with questions. Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, creed, or any other protected class.

Accounting Manager The ideal candidate is disciplined, professional, and focused. The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment along with attention to detail is necessary. Candidate should have an inherent good work ethic, good judgment, a high level of discretion and confidentiality, and be able to work well individually as well as in a team environment. Key Responsibilities • Oversees general accounting functions • Supervisory functions over department • Accounts payable & Accounts receivable • General ledger • Bank statement reconciliation • All taxes • Financial reports • Expense report processing • Credit Card / ACH payment processing • Month end processing • Payroll processing • Experience with Peachtree very beneficial Hanson Directory Service is a 40+ year old, family owned publishing company located in Newton, IA. We team with over 120 locally owned telephone companies in 28 states to sell and publish their Yellow Page and digital advertising solutions. This position is full time with health benefits, life & LTD, paid holidays and vacation, flex-time and 401K retirement plan with company match. if interested, send resume to: heatherw@hansondirectory.com by Jan 31st.


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1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792

2008 SUNSET Creek by Sunny Brook, 27' travel trailer, 12' slide out, walk in shower, regular size bed, sofa, and table make into a bed. 2 platform rockers and TV included, electric front jack, good condition, $13,000. Call 641-7924935

1999 ARCTIC Cat 4wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641831-3821. No calls after 8 pm.

1999 HARLEY Davidson XL CH Sportster, red & black, runs good, 24,000 miles, $3500. Must sell. call for details, after 2:30pm 641-521-7165

FOR SALE 2005 Mercury Sable LS SHO V6, 4 Door, Automatic, Leather Interior, Sun Roof, Exc. Condition, runs great, good tires, 105k miles serviced every 3000 mi. $4,000.00 firm 515-249-0391

97 FORD f 150, miles 15184, plus 4 extra tires, and tool box. $2000. 641275-9146.

2002 GRAY, extended cab Chevy Silverado. Fully loaded with towing package, leather, heated seats, automatic seats, mirrors, etc. 207k miles and some very minor dents/scratches. Engine runs perfect. Recently fully detailed and new battery. $7,000 OBO. Contact Cody if interested at 515-681-1373

2003 FORD Ranger, 2WD, 3.0 V-6, Auto, PS, PDB, A/C, Tilt cruise, MP-3, bed liner & cover, chrome RB, mud flaps, good tires, white letter, 125,500 miles, really cute truck, well kept. $5000. 641-831-4031.

1968 BLUE Ford Mustang Convertible. 60,000 miles, 289 Automatic. 641-7924481 or 641-521-7813

TWO Taurus SHO's. 1993 Ford Taurus SHO: 81200+ one owner miles. Manual 5 speed overdrive transmission. All options except sunroof. Ultra red crimson color. Very clean, good to excellent condition. Included owners manual, Ford repair manual, Chiltion repair manual, purchase papers, repair records, original floor mats, and 1993 magazine articles. Vehicle is ready to drive anywhere. 1995 SHO: Parts car with lots of good parts. Bad engine and automatic transmission. Good Body, glass, wheels, and more. Asking $4900 for both cars. 641791-2220.

2007 CHEVY COBALT, RED, 121,2112 MILES. IN GREAT SHAPE. PERFECT FOR ANYONE WANTING A FABULOUS RUNNING CAR WITH UNBEATABLE GAS MILEAGE. WE ARE ONLY SELLING BECAUSE OUR FAMILY IS GROWING AND WE UPGRADED TO A LARGER VEHICLE. ASKING $4,000 OBO. CALL (409) 789-3825

Astrograph Tuesday, January 28, 2014

As the Aquarian sun pushes into the future filled with ideas and innovations to try, the Capricorn moon reminds us of the traditions and practices that have brought us to this place, many of which will still apply. This moon is also the guardian of respect for elders, authority and for all that was built to bring us to this place. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Jan. 28). You have a beautiful environment in mind and are resourceful enough to create an even better one than what you imagine. You will find a way around limitations, especially the ones that have to do with money. Your efforts will connect you with kindred spirits. You’ll be showered in attention in September. Cancer and Scorpio adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 33, 2, 41, 44 and 19. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Be aware of the extra work that needs doing just to make something function correctly, i.e., if you have to extremely season it, it’s probably not delicious, and if you have to explain it, it’s not really a funny joke.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). Try to be the leader because if you wait for others, they will likely come at things with a much lower tone than you. Your relationships thrive today because you approach them with such optimism and good cheer. ARIES (March 21-April 19). You’ll be asked to contribute to or improve upon a group project. This is dangerous territory politically. Be diplomatic. If you have to change someone’s work, offer praise and positive words to offset the possible slight. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). You’ll be presenting your work to the world. Avoid trying to turn your friends and family into your fans. Chances are your offerings will be best appreciated by people you don’t yet know. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). It’s good to feel respected, especially by the people whose opinions matter most to you. But if you aren’t getting the signs of respect you deserve, stay the course.

Eventually, you’ll get your due. CANCER (June 22-July 22). While a small part of you wonders what’s next, the better part of you will be enjoying this part of your journey. It’s like you have both feet in the present while one hand reaches into the future. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You want to share but may not be sure which part of you is best to share at this time. Keep in mind that all social interaction is risk. You may get it wrong but learning as you go is part of the fun. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). With all the busyness going on in your life now, it will be important to stop and actively show yourself an act or two of unconditional love. Treat yourself like you would your best friend — with thoughtfulness and support. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). Here’s a radical idea: Center your schedule on the things that matter most to you. What would happen if you did this? Someone would

need to adjust. Likely it is a person who should be taking more responsibility anyway. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). Your strong sense of responsibility may have you sticking around a situation that is ultimately not healthy for you. Don’t allow yourself to be mistreated. Some people are best loved from afar. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). There are things in your life that are draining your willpower and making it difficult for you to do the things you need to do to make your life better. Fix the drains and you’ll have more self-control. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). The compulsion to document the moment instead of fully experiencing it is a symptom of our current technological time period — and one that you may not be in the mood to currently resist at that. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM

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