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Citizens cheer passing of ordinance to put stop signs at intersections

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By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer

Eva Grace Crum, 95 Timothy Seckar, 65

Citizens filled the council chambers with cheers as the Newton City Council approved an ordinance to put stop signs at the intersections of East 19th Street North and North Fourth and North Eighth Avenue East. The ordinance was cleared without opposition during the first reading of the ordinance. Councilor Noreen Otto asked that the second and third readings be suspended, and Councilor Craig Trotter seconded the motion. Newton resident Dave Hoyt gave statistics on the stopping distance for a midsize vehicle given the speeds that have been recorded by the safety committee.

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“We would like to thank the chief of police and the police department for the increased watch in our area. We all know they can’t be out there 24 hours a day,” Dave Hoyt said. While no accidents have been recorded at the intersection on North Fourth Avenue East and 19th Street, the council discussed the issue of placing a stop sign at the intersection with the intent of slowing the flow of traffic. “I would want to see a stop sign at both intersections because we have more pedestrian traffic at the intersection at North Fourth Avenue East. It may take a few extra seconds for drivers to get where they need to go, but it’s truly about pedestrian safety,” Councilor Evelyn George said.

Park Centre residents give to food pantry

The council commended the public for making its voice heard during public forums and committee meetings. “I would like to commend the citizens of the area and those who have became before the council. It’s really how we would like to our job to work. The idea of answering to the wants and needs of the citizens is why we’re here,” Otto said. The stop signs has been a pressing issue since the loss of Newton resident Brendan O’Brien in a vehicle-pedestrian accident in April. Mayor Mike Hansen closed the discussion with his thoughts to the ordinance. COUNCIL See Page 3A

Newton pediatrician passes away By Daily News Staff

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Kate Malott/Daily News Captain Jeff Carter of the Salvation Army and residents of Park Centre met on Monday as the Park Centre Resident Wellness Committee donated hundreds of non-perishable food items and more than $300 to The Salvation Army Food Pantry. The Resident Wellness Committee is a group of Park Centre residents who decide what wellness initiatives they would like to focus on and chose to give to the food pantry because they wanted to give back to the community at a local level. To give food, gifts or monetary donations to The Salvation Army Food Pantry this holiday season call (641) 792-6131.

Sports

Dillon nabs Nationwide title

American Legion to partner with Thunder Nites in 2014

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By Zach Johnson Daily News Staff Writer During Monday night’s Newton City Council meeting, Thunder Nites Treasurer Libbie Marshall announced the Newton American Legion Post 111 will be taking over the beer garden for Thunder Nites in 2014. The partnership would merge the two non-profits on this major series of Newton events. Marshall

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By Daily News Staff The City of Newton Implementing Newton’s Future Board is seeking volunteers to assist with brush and overgrowth clean-up surrounding the First Avenue West railroad bridge. 

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Groben explains Madhouse Brewing Company’s move By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor

Join board members and volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 23, to assist in the bridge area clean-up. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own

Following last week’s announcement that Madhouse Brewing Company would be leaving Newton for just south of the East Village in downtown Des Moines, there has been speculation as to why. Monday afternoon, Madhouse founder Mason Groben set the record straight, saying the inability to get a tap room at its current location led to the move.

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statement stronger as both Thunder Nites’ and the American Legion’s goal is giving back to the community,” Marshall said. The council commended Marshall and the Thunder Nites committee for taking the event to the level that it is at in just two years. Thunder Nites is ranked second, just behind Indianola, in bike nights that have been active since summer of 2005. 

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reported that during the 2013 season of Thunder Nites, the beverage garden brought in $15,000 over the year, despite being rained out in June. However, this year’s Thunder Nites broke a record in July for number of bikes in attendance.  “We are proud to announce that we will be pairing with the American Legion, as they will tend to the beverage garden. This makes our mission

Dr. Ruth Spierenburg, 68, peditrician at Kid Care MD in Newton, passed away on Monday of a heart attack, according to her staff. Spierenburg, a resident of Pella, received her certification from the American Board of Pediatrics, went to medical school at New York MediDr. Spierenburg cal School, completed her internship and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York and her fellowship at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Patients with appointments this week should go to the Newton Clinic, which will be covering Spierenburg appointments. For those in need of a prescription refill should call their pharmacy or Kid Care MD at (641) 792-6676.

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This Thursday will present an opportunity for all Jasper County citizens to see their tax dollars at work, as the Jasper County Annex/ Armory will host its first open house. The facility, located at 1030 W. Second St. S. in Newton, currently houses the Jasper County Conservation Office, Jasper County Emergency Management and the Jasper County Emergency Operation Command Center.

Jasper County previously didn’t have an EOC and this was made possible thanks to the donation of the facility from the National Guard.  JCEM Coordinator Jim Sparks thinks the new EOC will serve as a valuable resource for the county. “The EOC will provide the capability to more effectively and efficiently manage major emergencies and disasters in Jasper County,” Sparks said. “It will be ARMORY See Page 3A

Ty Rushing/Daily News The Jasper County Annex/Armory recently received new signage, and the county will be hosting an open house at the facility from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday. The building houses the Jasper County Conservation Office, Jasper County Emergency Management and the Jasper County Emergency Operation Command Center.


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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

‘Out of the Home-dinary’

Newton Park Board to meet Wednesday The Newton Park Board will meet at noon Wednesday in the Newton City Hall Council Chambers. Agenda items include a Rotary event in Maytag Park, 2013 pool and golf recap, 2014 fee changes, Friends of the Parks non-profit, 2014-2015 community improvement projects update and 2014 fireworks.

No Holiday Tour of Homes this year There will be no annual Newton Dollars for Scholars Holiday Tour of Homes this year due to the lack of homes available to show. The tour has been hosted for many years as a fundraiser to provide scholarships for Newton Senior High School graduates. Anyone wishing to donate funds for the program may still do so by sending tax deductible gifts to P.O. Box 1492, Newton, IA 50208.

Submitted Photo Sixth- through 12th-grade youth from Newton’s United Presbyterian Church and Grinnell’s Friends Church experienced a night “Out of the HOME-dinary” on Nov. 15 at Friends Church in Grinnell. After a time of fellowship and a movie, several youth spent the night outdoors in cardboard shelters they’d constructed to experience homelessness firsthand. A hot breakfast was served courtesy of the Friends Church the following morning. Pictured are (front) Andria Mulholland, Christa Follette, Robert Groves, JC Sieck, Alyssa Hartman, Trenton Brady, (back) Seth Signs, Eli Dunne, Pastor Anthony Nieuwsma, David Freeman, Derek Lamb, Andrea Freeman, Anna Hanbeck and Joy Osborn-Daniels.

Piecemakers to meet

The Piecemakers Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Luke United Methodist Church in Newton. The group will be making placemats for Meals on Wheels. Members are asked to bring two yards of Christmas or winter related material, sewing machines and basic sewing supplies. All skill levels of quilters are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Margaret A. Jensen at (641) 792-7720.

Newton CVB awarded sponsorship of I-80 rest area Special to the Daily News

Annualized Average Daily Traffic count at this particular rest area, The Newton Convention & the Newton CVB and its Board Visitors Bureau has officially of Directors thought this would been awarded the bid as the be a good way to attract visitors new sponsor of the Interstate 80 before they get to Newton,” BaMitchellville eastbound rest area.  con concluded. “We’ve all seen those familiar The Iowa Department of blue and white signs along the Transportation estimates 16 milhighways, marking the state’s rest lion people visit the rest areas areas, and we’re excited about each year. It’s kicked off a new this new venture we’re undertak- sponsorship program, asking priing as the sponsor for the next vate businesses and organizations three years” said Linda Bacon, to sponsor the 37 interstate rest executive director of the Newton areas. CVB. “We’re always looking for “Interstate sponsorship was creative new ways to gain more authorized by the Federal Highvisibility to the community of way Administration a little over Newton; and with over 17,000 a year ago,” Iowa DOT spokes-

Book giveaway on Dec. 7 The Least of Saints Church will host a free book giveaway from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7. New and gently used books for children up to 12 years old will be available.

Republicans meet Monday The Jasper County Republicans and Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25 (note corrected date), at the Monroe City Hall.

person Steve McMenamin said. “The program allows sponsors to help offset operating costs; not only for the rest areas but the highway system as a whole.” Businesses or organizations can choose to sponsor one or several rest areas for a three-year contract. The Iowa DOT’s program allows sponsors to place their business name or logo on signage along the roadway near the rest area as well as inside the building. Money from the sponsors will go toward keeping up the rest areas and other improvements to the state’s highways. The Iowa DOT hopes to have signs ready to put up in December.

Forecasts, warnings spared lives from tornadoes WA S H I N G T O N , Ill. (AP) — When a cluster of violent thunderstorms began marching across the Midwest, forecasters were able to draw a bright line on a map showing where the worst of the weather would go. Their uncannily accurate predictions — combined with television and radio warnings, text-message alerts and storm sirens — almost certainly saved lives as rare late-season tornadoes dropped out of a dark autumn sky. Although the storms howled through 12 states and flattened

Class of ‘58 to meet The Newton Senior High School Class of 1958 will meet at 9 a.m. Friday at PJ’s Deli in Newton for fellowship and coffee. The class is meeting this week instead of the last Friday of the month due to the holiday.

Adoption book available The St. Nick’s Christmas Club adoption book is now available at the Daily News.

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entire neighborhoods within a matter of minutes, the number of dead stood at just eight. By Monday, another reason for the relatively low death toll also came to light: In the hardesthit town, many families were in church. “I don’t think we had one church damaged,” said Gary Manier, mayor of Washington, Ill., a community of 16,000 about 140 miles southwest of Chicago. The tornado cut a path about an eighth of a mile wide from one side of Washington to the other and damaged or destroyed as many as

500 homes. The heavy weather also battered parts of Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and western New York. Back in Washington, Daniel Bennett was officiating Sunday services before 600 to 700 people when he heard an electronic warning tone. Then another. And another. “I’d say probably two dozen phones started going off in the service, and everybody started looking down,” he said. What they saw was a text message from the

National Weather Service cautioning that a twister was in the area. Bennett stopped the service and ushered everyone to a safe place until the threat passed. A day later, many townspeople said those messages helped minimize deaths and injuries. “That’s got to be connected,” Bennett said. “The ability to get instant information.” Forecasting has steadily improved with the arrival of faster, more powerful computers. Scientists are now better able to replicate atmospheric processes into mathematical equations.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Eva Grace Crum

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Timothy Seckar, 65, of Newton died on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at his home. A private family service will be held. The Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

Eva Grace Crum, 95, of Newton, formerly of Inglewood, Calif., died on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Services will be held at a later date in Inglewood, Calif. Local arrangements are being handled by the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory.

Sean and Rachael McDermott of Newton announce the birth of their daughter, Sofia Grace McDermott, on Oct. 25, 2013, at Skiff Medical Center in Newton. Sofia has three siblings, Carlee, 4; McKynna, 8; and Kinser, 8. Grandparents are Jane and Jeff McDermott and Dan and Cindy Springer, all of Newton. Great-grandparents are George and Carol Umbarger, Darwin and Cathy Springer, all of Newton, and Pat McDermott of Reasnor.

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Council Continued from Page 1A “Sometimes, the folks comment on how long it takes for city hall to get to issues, but in all respect and fairness to the city staff that we employ and committee members that we have look at these issues from time to time, that is a valuable step that needs to happen, so

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that the council members are apprised of the standards of which our committees make their decisions on,” Hansen said. “It should not stop citizens from continuing to petition council members for action that they believe deserves looking at. Unfortunately, we lost a young man in our community, and I am sorry for that, but sometimes the process has to happen be-

Bridge Continued from Page 1A gloves and other landscaping tools to assist with clean-up. The clean-up is being completed in preparation for the renovation of the bridge overpass, which is one of the projects in progress from the City of Newton’s Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive Plan was adopted by Newton City Council in October 2012. During the budget process for the current fiscal year, the Newton City

Armory Continued from Page 1A the central point of coordination and communication where all affected parties can work together to manage an incident. The EOC facility is intended to be used by any Jasper County jurisdiction to help manage an emergency situation.” Putting together the needs for the EOC has been a multiple-department effort for county employees. During the July 23 board of supervisors meeting, Chairman Dennis Stevenson commented on some of the actions taking place at the EOC. “I want to give a little background information on what we’re do-

ing here,” Stevenson said at the time. “One of the things we are using the armory building for is our backup computer system. It’s where our EOC is going to be. It’s where our employees are going to move to if we have to close the courthouse down. One of the things we need is to have a generator out there.” In addition, it has been proposed that the EOC should be able to serve as a backup dispatch center and have space for the Newton Amateur Radio Association to operate HAM radios to relay emergency weather information. The EOC also will have remote access to the county’s security cameras. The entire armory/ annex also will house a

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Council allocated $250,000 to be used for implementation. Soon after, the council appointed 18 citizens to an advisory board, Implementing Newton’s Future. This board submitted a budget, which was approved, with $50,000 allocated toward the First Avenue West renovation. The Implementing Newton’s Future Board is using this allocation to address the appearance of the railroad bridge and surrounding area. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Natalie Umsted at natalieu@newtongov.org or (641) 791-0859.

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fore the council decides that this is the direction they want to go. Sometimes decisions are made to do these things not based on facts and statistics that our paid professionals look at. They do it because citizens want it done.”

portion of the county’s fiber line system. JCC Director Keri Van Zante also has been making good use of the new space since her office moved in last February. “Jasper County Conservation has enjoyed having the extra space at the armory, as well as its great location next to Maytag Park,” Van Zante said.  “We have utilized the park for several environmental education programs already and are planning more for the winter months.” The open house will last from noon until 3 p.m., and tours of the facility will be given. Staff writer Ty Rushing may be contacted at (641) 7923121, ext. 426, or at trushing@newtondailynews.com.

Madhouse Continued from Page 1A “When Madhouse first started operations in Newton, Telecom was in the process of renovating the old Maytag buildings, and the brewery was excited to be a part of the revitalization of the area,” he said. “The company and buildings were soon after sold to Windstream Corp., however, and the building became nearly vacant. During this time, Madhouse was unable to host visitors and offer tours, due to our inability to have guests access our facility.” Groben said that after the buildings were again sold, this time to a local investor, he attempted to negotiate for new rental agreement that would allow for a tap room at its current location. He said Madhouse and the property owner were never able to reach an agreement. “The brewery therefore began looking in Des Moines for a suitable brewery location,” he said. “We were able to locate a building in the lower East Village area, and are excited to be able offer tours and tastings at our new location.” Daily News Editor Bob Eschliman may be contacted at (641) 792-3121, ext. 423, or at beschliman@newtondailynews.com.

Woman who won retaliation lawsuit seeks job back DES MOINES (AP) — A woman awarded $130,000 by a jury which found she had been the subject of retaliation by Iowa Workforce Development officials for filing a racial discrimination complaint now wants to be reinstated to a state job. Attorneys for Dorothea Polk filed a motion in Polk County District Court Friday asking a judge to reinstate her to her job as a mailroom clerk or an equivalent position. Polk won her lawsuit when a jury returned a Nov. 7 verdict concluding the state fired her in 2006 two months after she filed a discrimination complaint.

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Guest Commentary

Iowa Core Curriculum defective By Sue Atkinson, Ph.D. Post-Secondary Educator A significant change to No Child Left Behind allows states to come up with their own curriculum rather than using the one provided by NCLB.  The proviso is that the state curriculum cannot be worse than the national one.  Since the focus of NCLB is reading and math, let’s begin by looking at the Iowa reading program, finally approved eight years after the start of NCLB. Keep in mind that the Iowa program was developed by a provably dysfunctional education system that removed concepts more than 50 years ago, blamed students for failing to achieve in the absence of concepts, and routinely dumbed down the standardized tests, thus inflating the results, to hide the fact students were failing to achieve in the absence of concepts.  The failure to achieve became more obvious through the grades and then into jobs.  First, let’s examine the difference between a concept-based system and a system of memorization.  An analogy would be the difference between engaging in a rigorous exercise program that actually develops the body (which concepts do with the brain when effectively taught) versus faking it by watching someone exercise (which is what memorization is all about). To what extent can you fake it?  When you have to actually demonstrate applied critical thinking and problem-solving skills, reality sets in.  The business sector has been complaining for decades about the lack of suitable potential employees with critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and now Iowa’s education system is demonstrating they also lack these skills. While the Iowa Common Core does include a concept-based phonics program that covers the rules for sounding out individual letters and various combinations of letters, it then adds:  “Read common high-frequency words by sight (e. g. , the, of, to, you,  she, my,  is, are, do, does).”  Correctly being able to sound out words using phonics decoding is a critical thinking and problem-solving  exercise that can always be maintained and even improved with frequent use.   If you need to do this quickly, then exercise more. Once memorizing enters the picture, then you are faking learning because critical thinking and problemsolving go out the window. Victims of the “fake-it-and-call-it-good” education system fail to understand this. Dumbing down the standardized tests when 50 percent of the students cannot pass them should be an indication that something is wrong with the curriculum and teaching (as the rest of the world knows), but the “fakeit-and-call-it-good” education system sees nothing wrong with it. To show how badly the test scores have been inflated by the periodic dumbing down since 1960 (with the last time in 2011), the 2012 statewide fourth-grade reading score of 73.36 proficiency is really more in the ballpark of 39.65 — and that is using the 41st national percentile as the proficiency standard. The 2012 eighth-grade statewide average reading score of 64.92 is really more in the ballpark of 35.09; the 2012 11th grade statewide average reading score of 82.57 proficiency is really more in the ballpark of 44.63.  If the state has better numbers in adjusting for inflation, then please make them public for all to see. There is a reason the National Assessment of Educational Progress scores remain flat — they are not dumbing down the tests, and the fake-it-and-call-it-good approach to education can only produce a limited improvement even with all-out effort.  Reality is setting in and the fake-itand-call-it good approach is an obvious failure. Any “research-based” reports rationalizing support for continued faking it are fraudulent.

Dan Goetz Publisher Mandi Lamb Associate Editor

JCCA Concert Review

Trio Matisse put on amazing performance By Gabriel Swersie Jasper County Concert Association Thank you, Trio Matisse for coming to Newton.  Newton Senior High School was the perfect venue to watch this amazing performance, because the Trio put on a clinic.   As a father of six, most of what I do is designed with my children in mind. I have watched my children and wondered at the fun they have at some of the performances. At Monday night’s performance, I watched my children and thought of how good it is for them to be participants in such fantastic musicianship. There are three lessons I want my children to learn. Lesson one: Enjoying classical music is not easy. I will be less specific to this degree: enjoying music is not easy.  We each have a particu-

lar music that seams to speak to us, I love Bluegrass and my father loves Klezmer, the Jewish jazz, and my daughter loves pop music. Listening to anything beyond that which we have ears for is difficult.  

Empty Nest

12 children return for family reunion With the norm nowadays being one child (or none) per family, it’s unusual, or unheard of, for there to be 12 children in one family. And when they all get together for a family reunion— By Curt Swarm watch out. Guest Columnist B u t Felix and Lupe Reyes of Floris had 12 children — six girls and six boys — all raised in a threebedroom home with no running water. The kids handcarried water from a well for drinking, cooking, laundry and bathing. You can pretty much bet more than one kid used the same bath water!  The kids also chopped wood for the woodburning stove. Saturday night, Nov. 9, the Reyes family all got together in Bloomfield for a tamale dinner, because that’s what Mom always fixed. Sunday, they were back for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The Reyes family knows how to have a reunion! Why not? Whenever you can get all 12 of the children together at one time to honor the loving, Christian, hard working family they came from, it’s an event worth pulling out all the stops. The 12 kids came from all over the country, as far away as California and Florida. The oldest was born in 1945, and the youngest in 1963. That’s an 18-year spread for 12 children. Mom and Pop Reyes are both passed away, but what they taught their children is as engrained as a knot in a hedge post: hard work, trust in God, help others, and the family is everything. When Felix was 35, and working for the railroad, he rented a sleeping room from the man who was to be his father-in-law, although he didn’t know it at the time. All he knew was that there was a pretty daughter who he couldn’t keep his eyes off of at the dinner table. Lupe was 23. Without ever dating, or even kissing, he asked Lupe to marry him. She said no. He asked her a second time. She still put him off. On the third try, she relented, but Felix would have to ask her father, and the priest. Gulp.

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Growing up in Floris, the Reyes were the only Hispanic family in Davis County.  Later, the oldest son, James, would be mayor of Bloomfield, the first Hispanic mayor in Iowa. Ironically, none of the 12 children had large families themselves, although Felix Jr.’s wife also came from a 12-child family. And don’t ask them how many grandchildren and greatgrandchildren there are. The number varies depending on who you ask, and it’s a lot of work trying to calculate the number. However, there are more great grandchildren than grand children. Sorta like the sum being greater than the parts. The children look back with fondness on their life growing up, and wouldn’t change a thing: washing hair under the pump, hanging clothes out on the 10 clothes lines in freezing weather, scrubbing diapers on a washboard, picking shucks in the cornfield for tamales, the girls all sleeping in the same bedroom with their parents, next to their mother’s alter where she prayed.  They didn’t even know their mother was pregnant with their youngest brother, Steven, until he was born. Prayer time was at 7 p.m. (they all had to pray on their knees on the wood floor and dare not get caught with their eyes open. If they missed church, they didn’t get to eat that day.  James feels that children struggle more today with all that they have, than the Reyes’ family did with nothing, except great parents who loved and worked hard for them. Their parents never told their kids they loved them. They didn’t have to. The love was demonstrated in all the hard work and sacrifice the parents made for their children each and every day. With bellies full and familial ties restrengthened, the Reyes family trooped home to their  individual lives. Their parents are constantly with them, strengthening their beliefs in the fundamental values of hard work, honesty, trust in God, and family. They pass this along to their kids, and their kids to their kids. ••• Have a good story? Call or text Curt Swarm in Mt. Pleasant at (319) 2170526, email him at curtswarm@yahoo. com, or visit his website at www.empty-nest-words-photos-and-frames. com.

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Assault on ethanol misses mark As its market share dips, Big Oil is doubling down to swat down its perennial piñata.  This time around, petroleum producers and food conglomerates are using environmental groups as political cover to gain traction on efforts to pull the plug on the Renewable Fuels By Chuck Grassley Standard (RFS). Despite the ri- United States Senator diculously transparent and self-serving assault by these special interest groups, the relentless campaign to discredit ethanol undermines America’s longstanding efforts to diversify its energy landscape, fuel the economy and strengthen national security.  The predictable efforts to smear ethanol’s reputation ignore the renewable fuel’s valuable contributions to clean energy, rural development, job creation and U.S. energy independence.  The latest round of misguided untruths disregards the plain truth. Ethanol is a renewable, sustainable, clean-burning fuel that helps run the nation’s transportation fleet with less pollution.  Yet, critics continue to hide behind distortions that claim ethanol is bad for the environment. Let’s talk turkey and separate fact from fiction regarding ethanol’s impact on the environment. Critics say farmers are putting fragile land into production to cash in on higher corn prices at the expense of soil erosion and clean water.  They point out that five million Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres are no longer enrolled in the conservation program since 2008.  They want to pin the blame on ethanol. First of all, fewer acres enrolled in the CRP has more to do with federal belt tightening than land stewardship decisions by America’s corn farmers.  The 2008 farm bill built upon other stewardship incentives for America’s farmers and ranchers administered by the USDA, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, wetlands restoration and wildlife habitat programs.  According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), no new grassland has been converted to cropland since 2005.  Fact:    The Wetlands Reserve Program in 2012 had a record-breaking enrollment of 2.65 million acres.  WRP lands cannot be farmed for 30 years. Farmers must make marketing, planting and stewardship decisions that keep their operation financially sound and productive from crop year to crop year.  Even more importantly, these decisions must be enviGRASSLEY See Page 5A

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Submitted Photo High school athletes and Big Red joined Aurora Heights Elementary School’s October Kids of Character Assembly with the following AH students being recognized for showing outstanding responsibility and respect: Kael Swarts, Briahna Smith, Tanner Guy, Aurora Nehring, Trey Thomas, Devin Lamb, Jordan Becker, Ella Carlock, Olivia VanFosson-Roelfs, Tanya Hernandez, Taryn Lovan, Madilynn Amos, Ian Peterson, Jordan Long, Keegan Scott and Zane Kohlmeyer.

EPA Continued from Page 12A “Why the Obama administration would side with the big oil companies over Iowa’s homegrown renewable fuels is baffling,” Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad said. “The EPA has turned its back on rural America, and our economy and family farms will suffer as a result. Corn prices have already dropped to the cost of production, and this will likely further squeeze corn producers and negatively impact income growth in rural America.” Branstad said the fight wasn’t over, yet. He said he would “lock arms” with industry groups, agricultural groups and political leaders from both parties to push for a reversal of the proposed rule. Loebsack said he, too, would continue to fight. “The numbers for renewable fuel and bio-

Review Continued from Page 4A that in each kind of music there is 10 percent that is fun, or inspiring, or exceptional, or just heartfelt. Finding that 10 percent in every genre is a journey. Lesson two: Classical music is monstrously complex and incredibly basic. As a 25 year beginning bass guitar player, I can tell you that there are only 12 notes in music as we know it. With these 12 notes, one can play the flute,

diesel released by the EPA are completely unacceptable,” he said, “and I will fight to ensure that Iowa farmers are able to continue move our nation on a sustainable path forward.” Shaw said “the circular logic” of the EPA proposal would create a “death spiral” in which the RFS would not be increased unless the petroleum industry offers to higher ethanol blends. He said there would be no pressure to move forward under the proposed rules. “The 2014 numbers represent the real crossroads,” Shaw concluded. “We either move toward more competition and more consumer choice or we lock in the current petroleum monopoly ... I think we’ve just seen how politically powerful Big Oil really is. They just got what they wanted from the EPA when they had no chance of gutting the RFS through Congress. With no Farm Bill and the RFS in danger of being rendered useless, I hope we don’t look back at Nov. 15, 2013, as the beginning of the next farm crisis.”

harp, or cello with precision as Linda Chatterton, Rachel Brandwein, and Joel Salvo do or “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on a Kazoo. It is the arrangement of the 12 notes, the intertwining melodies, the rhythms, complexities that make classical music so interesting. It’s only 12 notes that sound like a whole lot more. Classical music is also basic, not simple, though, sometimes it is. It is basic to rock music with almost every band rooted in classical. The Trio Matisse played

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a Beatles medley and showed modern rock music as classical and classical music as modern rock. Those who study such things can deconstruct a rock song to its classical influence. I have seen it done. A friend found a Beethoven influence on a singer my friend had never heard before. I have no idea if he was right, but I know I learned something new. I am often simply surprised that I know, or at least recognize, so many classical pieces that are prevalent in the world

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ronmentally sustainable for the long haul. Let’s be clear. Farmers simply can’t afford not to take scrupulous care of the land that sustains their livelihoods. Fact: Fertilizer use is on the decline. Compare application per bushel in 1980 versus 2010 – nitrogen is down 43 percent; phosphate is down 58 percent; and, potash is down 64 percent. Fact: Ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline. According to the Argonne National Laboratory, corn ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 34 percent compared to gasoline. If the oil industry wants to talk about the environment, let’s not forget the 1989 Exxon Valdez and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spills. Critics also say the RFS is driving more acres into corn production. In reality, the RFS is driving significant investment in higheryielding, drought-resistant seed technology. This is a win-win scenario to cultivate good-paying jobs and to harvest better yields on less land. Fact: The total cropland planted to corn in the United States is decreasing. In 2013, U.S. farmers planted 97 million corn acres. In the 1930s, farmers planted 103 million acres of corn. Farmers have increased the corn harvest through higher yields, not more acres. Critics contend the na-

around us. Thanks to Bugs Bunny for many early introductions. Lesson three: Music is thought provoking. Philosophy is my thing but I will try not to go overboard here. The philosophical branch called aesthetics deals with the study of art and beauty. Many of us cobble together thoughts on the subject of art without really being consistent, not so, The Trio Matisse. Even their name comes from their thoughts on art and was inspired by the brightly colored paintings of

tion’s corn crop is diverted for fuel use at the expense of feed for livestock and higher prices at the grocery store. Fact: In reality, the value of corn increases during ethanol production. Onethird of the corn processed to make ethanol re-enters the marketplace as high value animal feed called dried distillers grain. Livestock feed remains the largest end-user of corn. When co-products such as dried distillers grains are factored in, ethanol consumes only 27 percent of the whole corn crop by volume; livestock feed uses 50 percent of the crop. Fact: The USDA Secretary has said farmers receive about 14 cents of every food dollar spent at the grocery store. And, the farmer’s share of a $4 box of corn flakes is about 10 cents. So what’s at stake when a coalition of special interests tag teams to pull the rug out from underneath the nation’s ethanol policy? Unfortunately, these flawed attacks on ethanol and next-generation biofuels undermine America’s effort to move forward with an aggressive, diversified energy policy that takes into account global demand, geopolitics and U.S. economic growth.

Henri Matisse, which is how they think of the music they play: brightly played music. It is fitting that Rachel Brandwein, the harpist, enjoys a rare condition in which she sees music as having color, texture, and shape. What I experienced was simple aesthetics of tension and release, the struggle or dissonance seeking to find rest or resolution. It was in the thinking that I most enjoyed myself. I will add one more lesson, this one is free, the journey into mu-

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Woman dating younger man should take it slow for now DEAR ABBY: I am attracted to a man who is 27 years my junior. He is also attracted to me because he initiated our meeting. We have gone out a few times, and he says he doesn’t care about our age difference. He has also mentioned us living together and said he would gladly pay half the expenses even though I make more than he does. Is this appropriate in today’s society? I don’t look much older than he does. But I’m from a generation in which this kind of thing would be looked down upon. Still, I realize that the world has changed, and I feel a strong attraction to him. I would appreciate any advice you can give me. — HIS OLDER WOMAN IN MARYLAND DEAR OLDER WOMAN: In many ways the world has changed. However, I assume that you socialize with couples and individuals in your age group, and this may cost you some of those relationships because your friends may be uncomfortable with the age difference. I have printed letters from couples involved in successful May-December relationships in which the age made little difference. But I would suggest that you let this relationship develop a little further before deciding whether to move in together, and age has nothing to do with it. DEAR ABBY: I have a good friend I have known for 15 years. We have been through a lot together and have grown through all of our changes. However, her wardrobe hasn’t changed. She still dresses like Betty White’s character in “The Golden Girls” from the 1980s. She is in a fragile state right now because of her recent divorce. How do I tell her to lose the shoulder pads so she can meet a stud? — WARDROBE MISTRESS IN RHODE ISLAND DEAR WARDROBE MISTRESS: While your impulse to help your friend is laudable, it would be a mistake to suggest she change her image while she is in a “fragile state.” Let some time pass, and THEN make a date for a day of fun, fashion, beauty and some shopping. When she’s stronger and feeling better about

herself, mention that now she’s a free woman starting a new life, a new image would help with the transition. DEAR ABBY: I have been with my boyfriend for nine months, and I found out that about three months ago he got nude photos from another girl. I don’t do that. I am hurt and torn on what to do. Please help. — BETRAYED IN OHIO DEAR BETRAYED: If there are no other red flags, don’t waste your time being jealous. Take a lesson from this: The other girl gave him nude pictures of herself, but he’s still with you. If he should ask you to give him similar photos of yourself, don’t do it, because you will gain nothing and could lose a lot of privacy. DEAR ABBY: At sporting events when everyone is asked to remove their hats for the national anthem, does this include females? We attend NFL football games and our grandson’s soccer games, and it annoys me when I see women leave their hats on. Doesn’t “everyone” also include them? Shouldn’t they do this to show their respect for our flag and country? — STICKLER IN FLORIDA DEAR STICKLER: Whether a woman’s hat should be removed depends on where it is being worn. In a theater or at a wedding, the hat should be removed as a courtesy if it blocks someone’s view. At a sporting event, a casual hat should be taken off when the anthem is playing. However, at more formal events, if the hat is part of the woman’s ensemble, it usually stays in place.

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Sports, tragedy and a little girl’s forever-link to JFK Play or not play? A question athletic organizations, commissioners, administrators, coaches, players and society has had to answer throughout the years when a tragedy occurred. Fifty years ago this coming weekend, the two — yes, two — commissioners of professional foot- By Jocelyn Sheets Daily News ball leagues in the Sports Editor U.S. made different decisions. Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, forever changed America. The impact of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was felt across our nation and throughout the world, no matter what walk of life you were in. 1963 was the 44th regular season for the National Football League. It was the fourth regular season of the American Football League. As a nation, we’ve used sports to escape and to proclaim normalcy in our lives, especially after national tragedies. On that terrible November weekend, Pete Rozelle, the NFL commissioner, decided that the NFL would be played on Sunday, Nov. 24. The AFL’s Joe Foss made the decision that the AFL would not play. “It has been traditional in sports for athletes to perform in times of great personal tragedy. Football was Mr. Kennedy’s game. He thrived on competition,” Rozelle said on his decision. It was not a decision he made without consulting team owners and others, including Pierre Salinger, President Kennedy’s press secretary. Rozelle and Salinger were former college class-

mates. Rozelle took a lot of criticism for his decision. But it was reported that attendance at games went unaffected despite the assassination. Later in his life, Rozelle said that his largest regret was not canceling the NFL games that Sunday in 1963. But people forget that there were several college football games played that weekend — Friday and Saturday — one of the biggest was the Oklahoma-Nebraska game. The NBA and NHL played games Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday. We’ve used sporting events to “get back to normal” through the tough times. Following Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, there was no baseball or football that coming weekend. But on Sept. 22 and 23, things were back to “normal.” I was in Manhattan, Kan. on Saturday, Sept. 22, covering the Kansas State football game and all the tributes to 9/11 then was in Kansas City of Sunday, Sept. 23. The Kansas City Chiefs hosted the New York Giants on that first game back from the attacks. I covered the game at Arrowhead Stadium. It was emotional but uplifting. The Giants won, 13-3. We had the New Orleans Saints and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Saints were forced from playing home games in New Orleans but returned to the Superdome in 2006 with a playoff season. There was the 1989 World Series in San Francisco when an earthquake struck — the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics were playing in that series. What about the 1996 bombing at the Atlanta Sumer Olympics? We got back to normal. But there was nothing normal about

that November weekend in 1963. For this “almost” 6-year-old, firstgrader, it created a link between myself and JFK forever. I remember being in Mrs. Elaine Jones’ first-grade classroom at Linwood Elementary School in Linwood, Kan. The word came to Mrs. Jones and she told us the news. Maybe, you’re thinking how could first-graders really grasp what had happened. We knew. We felt that President Kennedy and his family were our family. We watched Caroline and John Jr. grow up with us. This young family in the White House for us to be a part of — it was the coming of the age of television. I felt really special. The Kennedy children and I had November birthdays — mine on Nov. 24, John-John’s on Nov. 25 and Caroline’s on Nov. 27. I was just three days older than Caroline. My classmates and I were the same age as “the President’s daughter.” That was something. It was my birthday weekend — I was going to be 6 on Sunday, and we were going to my grandparents for dinner in Burlington, Kan. I turned 6 on Sunday and we did go to Grandma and Grandpa Sheets’, but it was dif-

ferent. Oh, we kids played. We also watched the live coverage. Sitting on that brown foot stool in their living room, the black-andwhite images rolled across the television screen just like that constant muffled roll of the drums. The horsedrawn caisson with the flag-draped coffin with President Kennedy’s body came down Pennsylvania Avenue and the procession to the U.S. Capitol. All you heard was the drums and the clip-clop of the horses. There was no football on the television that Sunday. We had seen the shooting of the accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby just minutes before President Kennedy’s body left the White House for the final time on Sunday. The images of Jacqueline Kennedy throughout the weekend are engrained in our memories. She and her two children were our family. We watched as hundreds of thousands of people lined up and passed by the coffin as President Kennedy was lying in state at the Capitol rotunda. Then came Monday and the funeral. The walking procession led by Mrs. Kennedy behind the caisson from the White House to St. Matthew’s Cathedral. I don’t remember many of the words spoken that day, just the sights and sounds. Who can ever forget John Jr.’s salute to his father or Mrs. Kennedy lighting the eternal flame at Arlington Cemetery? From that weekend on, I have been linked to John F. Kennedy. It was a birthday weekend that changed my life in ways I wasn’t aware of until I was older. Fifty years have passed, but I’m still that 6-year-old girl sitting her grandparents’ living room, watching.

Newton lifts Panthers over Patriots CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. with 59 seconds left and the Carolina Panthers held off the New England Patriots 24-20 Monday night for their sixth straight victory when officials picked up a penalty flag on the final play. Stephen GosNewton tkowski’s 26-yard field goal put the Patriots up 20-17 before Newton drove Carolina 83 yards on 13 plays for the go-ahead touchdown. The speedy Ginn escaped Kyle Arrington along the left sideline and outraced Logan Ryan to

the left pylon for his third touchdown of the season. The Patriots appeared on the verge of making an improbable comeback when Brady moved New England to the Carolina 18 and fired into the end zone on the game’s final play. The pass was intercepted by safety Robert Lester, but officials threw a flag after it appeared linebacker Luke Kuechly had interfered with tight end Rob Gronkowski by grabbing him with both hands. But officials quickly gathered together and waved off the flag. An angry Brady sprinted over to two officials to argue the call as they walked off the field. Meanwhile, the Panthers celebrated. Brady was 29 of 40 for 296 yards and one touchdown. Newton completed 19 of 28 passes for

209 yards and three touchdowns. He also ran seven times for 62 yards in what will go down as one of his best games a pro. Carolina’s win came eight days after a 10-9 victory over reigning NFC champion San Francisco. The Panthers entered the fourth quarter with a 17-10 lead, but Stevan Ridley made up for an earlier fumble with a 1-yard touchdown run and the Patriots took the lead with 6:32 left in the game when Gostkowski slipped a 26-yard field goal just inside the left upright. Newton gave Carolina a 17-10 lead in the third quarter on an 81-yard touchdown drive that took more than 8 minutes off the clock and featured a scramble in which the third-year quarterback avoided four tacklers and turned a potential 20-yard sack into a 14-yard gain and a first down.

Grinnell’s Taylor tops 100 points in victory GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — Jack Taylor renewed his membership in the Century Club. Taylor scored 109 points for Division III Grinnell College on Sunday, shooting 24-for-48 on 3-pointers in a 173-123 win over Crossroads. He poured in 53 during the first nine minutes of the second half. The 5-foot-10 guard from Black River Falls, Wis., set an NCAA record for any level by scoring 138 points last Nov. 20 in a 179-104 win over Faith Baptist Bible College.

Jimmie Johnson wins sixth NASCAR championship HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Back on top with only two NASCAR greats left to catch, Jimmie Johnson won his sixth championship in eight years Sunday and staked his claim as one of the most dominant competitors in sports history. Johnson, needing only to finish 23rd or better to spoil Matt Kenseth’s career season, was on cruise control most of the day at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Johnson had just one hiccup en route to his ninthplace finish, when a stack up on a restart caused Johnson and Kenseth to bang slightly, costing Johnson 15 spots. Although the incident caused slight damage to the fender on the No. 48 Chevrolet, Johnson only dropped to 23rd in the field. A caution allowed him to head to pit road, where crew chief Chad Knaus methodically barked commands to repair the damage. Johnson was soon off and running as if nothing had happened. He claimed the championship by 19 points over Kenseth, now looming squarely in Johnson’s windshield is the mark of seven titles held by Richard Petty and the late Dale Earnhardt.

“I have six, and we’ll see if I can get seven,” said Johnson, who has been asked repeatedly of late where he thinks he stands in NASCAR history. “Time will tell. I think we need to save the argument until I hang up the helmet, then it’s worth the argument. Let’s wait until I hang up the helmet until we really start thinking about this.” Kenseth, needing a Johnson collapse to have any shot at the title, positioned himself to pounce should anything go awry. He led a race-high 144 laps and finished second to Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Denny Hamlin. “It was just unbelievable year for us, obviously we wanted to win the championship as good as we ran all year,” said Kenseth, who won seven races in his first season with JGR. Kenseth’s effort just wasn’t enough against a Hendrick Motorsports team that wouldn’t be denied for a third consecutive year. Johnson won a record five straight titles from 2006 through 2010, was mathematically eliminated before the 2011 finale, but was back in the title hunt last season.

Only he had a tire failure in the penultimate race at Phoenix and then a mechanical failure in the finale to lose the championship to Brad Keselowski. His two-year drought is over, and his crew was ready for the party on the South Beach. Johnson planned to savor every moment of the celebration and his championship reign. “This is extremely sweet. I feel like those five years were a blur. And things happen so fast,” Johnson said. “It’s not that I didn’t enjoy it or appreciate it or respect what happened. It just went by so fast it seems like. Now, I’m really going to slow things down here and enjoy it. This is so, so sweet.” It was just as special for Hamlin, who bounced back from a fractured vertebra earlier this season that sidelined him for over a month. Hamlin hasn’t been the same since, and Sunday’s victory, his first of the year, extended his winning streak to eight seasons. “Is the year over yet?” a grinning Hamlin asked in Victory Lane. “Man, I wanted to keep that streak alive.”

NASCAR Photo/Getty Images Jimmie Johnson celebrates in Champions Victory Lane after winning the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship following Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at HomesteadMiami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.


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NASCAR Photo/Getty Images 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series champion Austin Dillon celebrates after last Saturday’s NASCAR Nationwide Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Fla.

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Austin Dillon won the NASCAR Nationwide Series championship, holding off Sam Hornish Jr. in a wild season finale Saturday. Sprint Cup regular Brad Keselowski won the race after moving up 10 spots in the final laps. Dillon, driving the famed No. 3 for his grandfather, Richard Childress, finished 12th. It was good enough to hold off Hornish by three points. Hornish crossed the line eighth. “We didn’t have the car tonight at all,” Dillon said. “Probably the worst car we had all year. But we fought. My guys kept me positive in the car. I just knew I had to go on that last restart. I’ve been criticized for restarts for a long time, and that was a pretty good one.” Hornish looked as if he would overcome an eight-point deficit in the standings for much of the 200-lap race, but a lengthy caution late posed problems. Hornish dropped from third to ninth on the final restart with five laps to go, ending his chances at getting a title in what could be his final race for Penske Racing. Keselowski got new tires during the final caution and used them to weave his way through traffic. He went from 11th to first in a two-lap span after the restart. And once he was out front, no one was catching him. Certainly not Dillon and Hornish, who were on old tires.

Keselowski finished the season with seven victories, all in the last 10 of his 16 series starts. Rookie Kyle Larson finished second, followed Kyle Busch, Matt Kenseth and Trevor Bayne. There were 12 laps under the final caution, a lengthy delay that surprised drivers and crew chiefs. A wreck involving Regan Smith, Mike Wallace and Jeremy Clements brought out the yellow flag with 17 to go and led to an extended cleanup for oil. “We missed it after that late race caution,” Hornish said. “We were exactly where we needed to be.” But not having fresh tires made passing anyone difficult, if not impossible, down the stretch. It didn’t help that Kyle Busch spun his tires on the restart, leaving Hornish with nowhere to go. Keselowski’s victory wasn’t the only thing to celebrate for Penske Racing. The team won the owners’ title for Roger Penske — edging Joe Gibbs Racing by a point — and landed Ford the manufacturers’ championship. Joey Logano finished sixth in the title-winning No. 22 car. But the biggest celebration was saved for Dillon, whose fondest memory as a kid was seeing late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt win the 1998 Daytona 500. Dillon knew all he had to do was stay close to Hornish.

Monday’s NBA Capsules LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zach Randolph had 26 points and 15 rebounds against his former team, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame the first-quarter ejection of shooting guard Tony Allen to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-102 on Monday night in a rematch of their first-round playoff series. Marc Gasol had 23 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to help put the Grizzlies (6-5) over .500 for the first time this season. Mike Conley scored eight of his 15 points during a 4-minute span of the fourth quarter. Blake Griffin had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Clippers. Chris Paul had 18 points and 11 assists for his 11 straight double-double, the most by any player from the start of a season since Magic Johnson in 1990-91. Allen was charged with a flagrant-2 foul with 1:51 left in the opening quarter after he lifted his left leg in a vain attempt to impede Paul’s drive to the basket and kicked him in the face. Allen walked over to Paul at the foul line to apologize while referees Bill Kennedy, Mark Ayotte and John Goble watched the replay at the official scorer’s table to determine the severity of the foul. Trail Blazers 108, Nets 98 NEW YORK (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24 and Portland earned its seventh straight victory. Damian Lillard finished with 19 points and nine assists as the Trail Blazers with-

stood the Nets’ blistering start to win seven in a row in the same season for the first time since a 13-game run in December 2007. Portland (9-2) is just a half-game behind San Antonio and Indiana for the NBA’s best record. The Blazers will try to complete a perfect 4-0 road trip Wednesday at Milwaukee. Shaun Livingston scored 23 points for the Nets, who stormed out to their best first quarter of the season and then seemed to run out of gas against the younger Trail Blazers. Kevin Garnett made all six shots in the 40-point first period, then went 2 for 13 from there to finish with a seasonhigh 16 points. Bulls 86, Bobcats 81 CHICAGO (AP) — Luol Deng scored 21 points and the Bulls overcame a rough shooting night to record their fifth straight win. Carlos Boozer had 12 points and 17 rebounds for Chicago, which is on its longest winning streak since taking eight in a row from Feb. 20-March 7, 2012. Jimmy Butler had 14 points and Derrick Rose finished with 12. Deng’s 3-pointer with 27.1 seconds remaining gave the Bulls an 85-81 lead. Gerald Henderson then missed for the Bobcats, and Rose had a free throw to help Chicago wrap it up. Rose, who hit a career-high six 3-pointers in the Bulls’ 110-94 win Saturday over Indiana, went 4 for 13 from the field. The Bulls shot 27 of 75 (36 percent) overall.

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Jeffery Taylor led Charlotte with a career-high 20 points and Henderson had 16. Thunder 115, Nuggets 113 OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points and 12 rebounds and Oklahoma City rallied for the win. Westbrook also had seven assists in a terrific all-around game that helped Oklahoma City erase a 14-point deficit in the second half. Reggie Jackson added 14 points. With the score tied at 105, Serge Ibaka pulled down an offensive rebound and found Durant for a 3-pointer that put Oklahoma City (7-3) ahead to stay. Jeremy Lamb and Derek Fisher each hit a pair of free throws in the final 14 seconds to help the Thunder hold on. Ty Lawson led Denver (4-6) with 29 points and eight assists. J.J. Hickson had 18 points and 19 rebounds. Mavericks 97, 76ers 94 DALLAS (AP) — Monta Ellis scored 24 points, including 13 in the third quarter when Dallas took its first lead. Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion had 20 points apiece for the Mavericks, who began a stretch of seven of nine games in Dallas. Nowitzki had 10 rebounds, and Marion chipped in seven. Ellis had 19 points in the second half and added a game-high 10 assists and two of Dallas’ 11 blocked shots. Two nights after a 35-point loss in New Orleans, the Sixers held the Mavericks scoreless for the first 5 minutes and led by 10 in the first half. 320 Even after losing its lead for PA good late in the third quarter, 179 Philadelphia stayed close behind 178 Evan Turner, Tony Wroten and 212 some late 3-pointers from James 234 Anderson. Turner had 26 points, nine rebounds and seven assists while Wroten had 19 points and five steals. Warriors 98, Jazz 87 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 22 points for Golden State, and Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes had 17 apiece in the Warriors’ victory. Curry had eight assists and made four 3-pointers before leaving in the fourth quarter after Utah’s Marvin Williams landed on his head in a scramble for a loose ball. After a couple of minutes to gain his bearings, Curry got up and left the court under his own power with a towel draped over his head. Curry is expected to be ready for Wednesday’s home game against Memphis. The Warriors made 12 of 22 attempts from 3-point range and led by as many as 28 points. Gordon Hayward scored 18 points and Williams had 16 but the Jazz (1-11) dropped their third straight after earning their lone win of the season.

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Crafton wins NASCAR Truck Series championship HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Matt Crafton waited a week to start his championship party. It ended up being a subdued celebration. Crafton won the NASCAR Truck Series title even before the green flag dropped Friday night at Crafton Homestead-Miami Speedway, but lost the owners’ championship to Kyle Busch on a tiebreaker. “It’s kind of aggravating because we wanted the owners’ championship as well, but it happens,” Crafton said. With a nearly insurmountable 46-point lead over Ty Dillon, all Crafton needed to do was start the 200-mile finale to secure his first series championship in 13 seasons. So when his engine fired and he took the track, it became official. All that was left was the owner’s title, which Crafton badly wanted to secure for longtime boss Duke Thorson. But Crafton was involved in a late wreck, damaging the front end of his No. 88 Toyota and forcing the team to sweat out the final few laps. In the end, Busch won the race — his fifth of the season while driving a partial schedule — and the owner’s championship. The Sprint Cup regular’s No. 51 car won the tiebreaker because it had more wins than Crafton this season. Ryan Blaney finished second, followed by Jeb Burton, Brendan Gaughan and Ron Hornaday Jr. Crafton crossed the finish line 21st, one spot short of a clean sweep. It was his lowest finish of the year. Nonetheless, the 37-year-old Crafton become the first driver in the series’ 19 years to complete every lap in a season. Crafton essentially wrapped up the championship last week at Phoenix. He ended up 40 points ahead of second-place Dillon. James Buescher was third, followed by Johnny Sauter and Jeb Burton. The only real shake-up came in the owners’ points. It also was the only downer in an otherwise solid season for Crafton, who extended his record for the most consecutive starts in the Truck Series to 316. The title was the first for ThorSport Racing, which is based in Sandusky, Ohio. Crafton had just one victory this season — he won at Kansas in April — but had a remarkable 19 top-10 finishes in 22 starts. He was rewarded with a contract extension with ThorSport Racing on Thursday, ensuing he will be drive a 10th season for Thorson.

IOC using new test on Turin samples LONDON (AP) — Olympic officials are using a new steroid test to reanalyze frozen doping samples from the 2006 Winter Games in Turin to catch any drug cheats who avoided detection at the time. The International Olympic Committee tells The Associated Press “we can confirm we are using the new long-term metabolites method to detect anabolic steroids.” The IOC confirmed Tuesday that the Turin retesting involves an improved method that can detect the use of steroids going back much further than before. According to German broadcaster ARD, doping labs in Cologne and Moscow have found hundreds of positive cases in recent months using the new testing method.


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CITY OF LAMBS GROVE COUNCIL MEETING NOVEMBER 7, 2013 Public hearing was called to order by Mayor Bill Perrenoud at 7:00 p.m. Roll call: Tom Clark, Ken Slothouber, Kevin Parsons, Kent DeGoey, and Cindy Humke present. Absent: None. Guests: Todd Brown, Jim and Marilyn Humke, Steve Klocke, Crystal Parsons, Shawn Weithers, and Kristie Wildung. There were no written or oral objections to the proposed FY 2014 budget amendment. Slothouber moved and was seconded by Parsons to adjourn the public hearing at 7:03 p.m. Upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously. Regular meeting was called to order by Mayor Bill Perrenoud at 7:03 p.m. Roll call: Tom Clark, Ken Slothouber, Kevin Parsons, Kent DeGoey, and Cindy Humke present. Absent: None. Slothouber moved and was seconded by Humke to approve the agenda. Upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously. Guests: Todd Brown, Jim and Marilyn Humke, Steve Klocke, Crystal Parsons, Shawn Weithers, and Kristie Wildung. Discussion was centered around the condition of a resident's property. Perrenoud had visited the property that day and felt that the resident was not in violation of any of the ordinances. However, there still remains a safety issue concerning the amount of traffic and speed of traffic on that particular street. The situation will continue to be monitored. New Business: a. Parsons moved and was seconded by DeGoey to approve Resolution No. 2013-15 amending the FY 2014 budget. Upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously. b. Clark moved and was seconded by Humke to approve SAK's pay application #3 for $41,537.89. Upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously. c. DeGoey moved and was seconded by Parsons to approve Resolution No. 2013-16 authorizing the approval of Change Order No. 2 in the amount of $4,649.70 for an emergency sewer repair. Upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously. d. Klocke reported that no additional action was needed by the Council for additional engineering services. It was already included in the original contract with Snyder & Associates. e. DeGoey moved and was seconded by Slothouber to approve the FY 2013 Annual Report as submitted. Upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously. Consent Agenda: Humke moved and was seconded by DeGoey to approve all of the items on the consent agenda including the minutes from the October 3, 2013 meeting, bills, and reconciliation report for October. Upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously. JCARL Participation Fee...............$19.45 News Printing Company Publications.....................$183.10 Dodd's Sanitation Contract..........$670.00 City of Newton Fire Agreement...........$10,994.00 Jasper Co. Emerg. Mgt. Annual per Capita............$258.00 Christina Machin Salary..............................$392.64 Christina Machin Reimburse Postage...........$13.44 IPERS Retirement.........................$67.62 Interstate Insurance Insurance.....................$1,672.00 Jasper County Sheriff Service of Letter................$21.78 Machin Lawnworks Seasonal Contract........$1,637.50 Alliant Energy Utilities...............................$19.78 Alliant Energy Utilities.............................$400.92 Total November Bills. .$16,350.23 General Fund.............$22,991.07 Charges for Fee...........$2,212.28 Local Option Sales Tax...$863.60 Emergency......................$685.64 Road Use Fund............$1,615.64 Capital Projects..........$21,867.02 Debt Service.................$9,215.83 Total Oct Revenue.....$59,451.08 General Fund...............$3,608.04 Road Use Fund............$1,124.72 Capital Projects..........$21,867.02 Total Oct Expenses....$26,599.78 Staff and commissions reports Mayor: Perrenoud congratulated the council members on being re-elected to the Council. Streets: Parsons discussed street repairs. Also, a reminder to all residents: Please keep your cars off the streets during snow removal. Sewers: No report Parks: No report Tree Steward: No report Storm Sewers: No report City Clerk: No report Financial: No report Old Business: a. The discussion on Creek Erosion was tabled until next month. b. Ordinance issues were discussed at the beginning of the meeting. c. The City Emergency Plan was tabled until next month. Slothouber moved and was seconded by Parsons to adjourn at 8:46 p.m. Upon roll call vote, motion carried unanimously. Next City Council meeting to be held December 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Minutes submitted by Christina Machin, City Clerk. Mayor Bill Perrenoud City Clerk Christina Machin November 19

In the District Court for Jasper County, Iowa In Re the Marriage of: Jeffery Wayne Kolpin and Essie Marie Breon Kolpin Upon the Petition of Jeffery Wayne Kolpin Petitioner And Concerning Essie Marie Breon Kolpin Respondent Equity case number: CDCD018395 The Petitioner (your spouse) has filed a lawsuit naming you as the Respondent. The Petitioner asks for a divorce. Petitioner's contact information: Jeffery Wayne Kolpin 702 E. 11th St S., Newton, IA 50208 641-275-7269 1. Deadline for filing a re-

In the District Court for Jasper County, Iowa In Re the Marriage of: Jeffery Wayne Kolpin and Essie Marie Breon Kolpin Upon the Petition of Jeffery Wayne Kolpin Petitioner And Concerning Essie Marie Breon Kolpin Respondent Equity case number: CDCD018395 The Petitioner (your spouse) has filed a lawsuit naming you as the Respondent. The Petitioner asks for a divorce. Petitioner's contact information: Jeffery Wayne Kolpin 702 E. 11th St S., Newton, IA 50208 641-275-7269 1. Deadline for filing a response: You must file an Answer or a Motion with the district court clerk in the above county within 20 days after November 26, 2013. 2. Original Notice. If you received Petition form FL-101 you may use Answer form FL-115. 3. After you file your Answer or Motion, you must serve a copy of it on the Petitioner by mail or inperson. 4. If you need assistance to participate in court due to 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. District Court Clerk or Designee Carol Sage by Wauneta M Davis designee Jasper County Courthouse Newton, Iowa 50208 November 12, 19, & 26

THE IOWA DISTRICT COURT JASPER COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Helen L. Kreager, Deceased Probate No. ESPR036407 NOTICE OF PROBATE OF WILL, OF APPOINTMENT OF EXECUTOR, AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS To All Persons Interested in the Estate of Helen L. Kreager, Deceased, who died on or about November 5, 2013: You are hereby notified that on the 13th day of November, 2013, the last will and testament of Helen L. Kreager, deceased, bearing date of the 18th day of December, 2007, was admitted to probate in the above named court and that Michael D. Kreager and Willa L. Tomlin was appointed executor of the estate. Any action to set aside the will must be brought in the district court of said county within the later to occur of four months from the date of the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice to all heirs of the decedent and devisees under the will whose identities are reasonably ascertainable, or thereafter be forever barred. Notice is further given that all persons indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payment to the undersigned, and creditors having claims against the estate shall file them with the clerk of the above named district court, as provided by law, duly authenticated, for allowance, and unless so filed by the later to occur of four months from the second publication of this notice or one month from the date of mailing of this notice (unless otherwise allowed or paid) a claim is thereafter forever barred. Dated this 13 day of November 2013 Michael D. Kreager Executor of estate 2906 Carrington Dr. Fort Wayne, IN 46804-6063 Willa L. Tomlin 2806 S. 2nd Ave. E. Newton, IA 50208 ICIS PIN No: AT0005939 Mark A. Otto Attorney for executor Otto Law Office PLLC 123 W. 2nd St. N., PO Box 1356 Newton, IA 50208 Date of second publication 26th day of November, 2013 November 19 & 26

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EMPLOYMENT

LAUNDRY/ HOUSEKEEPING POSITION Available Day Time Hours Apply in Person Nelson Manor 1500 1st Ave E Newton 641-792-1443 LOCAL CAB company looking to hire full and part time cab drivers. Good driving record and chauffeurs license required. Call 641-417-9724 or 641-417-9275

RENTALS

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FOR SALE

1,2, AND 3 BR apts available in Newton, Baxter, and Grinnell. Rental Assistance & Utility allowance available Onsite laundry No Pets This institution is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer Equal Housing Opportunity Handicap Accessible Apply online at www.tlpropertiesiowa.com or Call 800-394-1288

MAPLE BUTCHER block tops, brand new and finished. 24”x27” and 1 1/4” thick. Have 6 to sell at $15. each, or all 6 for $75. cash. In kellog. 641-526-3322.

SET OF 4 chrome Mag wheels 18” , to fit Nissan Titan. $850 New. $200 Firm. 641-840-1149.

WANTED

NEED A house to rent, or on contract, with 3 to 4 bedrooms, within the Monroe School District. In the country with a garage or barns, with some acreage would be ideal. Could also be a fixer upper, will consider anything. Would also have to be dog friendly, I have two house trained dogs. 1-385-206-7722 or 1-206-385-7721. OLD MILITARY items: German, Japanese, and American, 641-485-6591. WANTEDFULL size couch. If you have one for sell, please call 515-9798220. WANTED: MEDIUM/LARGE plastic dog house. 641-791-1995. WANTED: QUEEN size or regular size water bed. 515-979-8220. FREE

DON'T CURB your unwanted items. Call 641840-0687 for free pick up, in Newton only, no trash please. FREE blue sofa/sleeper, good shape, u-haul 515661-3774. FREE- OLDER model printer, Lexmark X5100 Series with two print cartridges, User's Guie and installation software. 641792-7857. KITTENS, 8 weeks, free to good home. 515-6613774. RENTALS

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QUIET, CLEAN 2 bedroom Apartment. Appliances & water furnished. No pets. References, Deposit, 1 year lease. 641-792-3449. RENT SPECIAL! 2 Bedroom apartment. $475/mo, $300 deposit. Water included. 2 bedroom townhome. $1000 move-in special. Includes rent and deposit. ($600 rent/$400 deposit.) Call 641-521-2991 for a viewing. SPECIAL PRICE Would you pay $1 for your 1st months rent? Then receive the 13th month FREE! 641-792-3443 No Pets (CIRHA Accepted)

MAPLE ROCKER/GLIDER and Foot Stool, mauve colored cushions. $45. 641521-4505. MASON JARS- Collectible (large variety) $1-$40. Dale Jr 1:64 Collectible Cars $15. Breyer Horses $5$40. Montana Gold Tie Tack $35. Gold Gym Weight Vest(includes weights) $25. 515-3137803. MAYNARD REECE book and prints. Leather bound book, The Waterfowl Art of Maynard Reece and 2 signed and numbered original stone lithographs, Mallard Pair and Mallard Hen and Young. Sell as a set. $600. Would make a great Christmas present. 641792-8848 or 641-8319567. MAYTAG TRUCKS #1-10. $250. 2001 Mote Carlo Replica. $15. 1939 Chevy Canopy Express. $15. 50th Anniversary 1949 International. $25. 641-891-1856 or 641-891-5917. MORE BOOKS! Louis L 'amour westerns 4 for $1.00. Collection of 7 John Sandford “Prey” series. 25 cents each. Iris Johansen hardback, perfect condition 50 cents. Clive Cussler, John Kellerman “Dr. Death” and many more, at 10 for $1.00. All good to excellent condition. 641791-2220. MOSSBERG- MODEL 600 AT, 12 gage Shotgun, 5 shot pump, 2BBL.s (1 slug BBL. -1c-lect a choke shot shell BBL.) Bushnell 1.5 to 4.5 power scope, sling double recoil pads. Very nice shape. $350 Cash. 641-792-0367. MUD CHAINS for 8n. $150. 515-210-4583. PANASONIC VIERA 50” T.V. Flat panel H.D.T.V. With stand. Wall mount bracket also included, works excellent. $325 or OBO. 641-275-0615. SAVAGE MODEL 220, 20 gage shotgun, Rifled Slug BBL. 3 shot bolt action, all black, scope rail and sling studs. New in box. $550 Cash. 641-792-0367.

SNOW WAY V Plow- one ton truck mounting, new cutting blade. $3,000. 641792-4332 TALL Dresser, dark oak with 6 wood drawers, lots of storage. $65 or OBO. 641-840-2776. UPRIGHT FREEZER, works great $100 515661-3774. WII – Complete with 12 games: 1-golf club, 1 tennis racket, 1 fishing pole, 2 steering wheels, 2 connectors, with the covers, 1 gun, 1 baseball bat, 2 swords, 2 manual books, 1 base. All in excellent condition. $100. 641-5213797.

2 MAN Ice Shack, Ice Auger and Poles. $125. 515-210-4583. BOYS' FALL/WINTER Clothing, Sizes 8-10 thru. 18-20. Coats, Hoodies, sweatshirts, Carhart and Key Bibs, and Coveralls. Camo hunting clothes, hats, gloves, and boots. Clean and ready to wear. 791-9528. DEZEE TOOLBOX, for full size truck. $100. 515-2104583. DOG OR animal box, wood, slatted. 59x40x36. 521-2999. FIREPLACE TOOL set and log basket, brass. $25 or OBO. 641-792-7605. FLINT LOCK pistol, 67 cal. Japan. $100. 515-2104583. FLINT LOCK Rifle, JUKAR 0060790 Spain. $100. 515-210-4583. GARAGE FRIDGE, not pretty, but works. $25 or OBO. 515-661-3774. LIGHT BROWN Micro Fiber 3 piece Couch, chair, ottoman with storage. $400 or will sell separately. 641521-4505.

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 2005 BUICK LaCrosse CXL Duel Heat and Cooling controls. Heated Seats. Power everything. 17,000 miles. $10,900. 641-7924334. 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

REAL ESTATE

REAL ESTATE

MOBILE HOMES for Sale Financing available. Newer 2 bedroom 3 bath mobile home located in deer run estates in Colfax. 515-6749065 or 563-357-0487

AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE

1968 BLUE Ford Mustang Convertible. 60,000 miles, 289 Automatic. 641-7924481 or 641-521-7813 1994 FORD – F150 XLT 4WD, 5.8 auto. $1200. 641-521-2189.

1997 FORD Conversion Van. Heavy ½ ton, great for towing. New front end and front tires. Runs great. $2400. 515-778-2792 1999 ARTIC Cat 4-wheeler ATV, like new, runs great! $1950. 641-831-3821. No calls after 8 pm.

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

AUTOMOTIVE

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 79 Z28 Camaro body, only needs- Motor and Trans. Rust free body except, rocker. Will trade for mid 80's olds. Motor and Trans. For Cutlass. 641-5213349.

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.

61 CORVETTE, everything new, Honduras maroon over fawn beige, 283 engine, 270 H.P. Hard and soft top, Duntove Cam., 4 speed, Colfax, Iowa. 515674-3803.

DAEWOO-DD802L DOZER $20,000. 641-792-4332

Astrograph Tuesday, November 19, 2013

FOR SALE

10” SAW blade with carbine tips. $30 or best offer. 641-792-1904. 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.

AUTOMOTIVE

As these last days of the Scorpio sun mingle with the Gemini moon’s flexibility of mind, why you do things is more important than what you do. The same actions done for different reasons will net a different result. Are you acting out of obligation, artistic expression, affection or compassion? Your results will change with your intention. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Nov. 19). Relationships make your heart soar. You deserve all of the attention. With many parts of your life in congruence, you easily move forward. For once your domestic needs are not in competition with your professional needs, and you are able to freely commit to the projects that will take you where you want to go next. Aquarius and Libra people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 40, 3, 21, 20 and 14. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 21). If there’s not enough love in your life, even the trees can sense your sadness. Make it a priority to fill your heart. It’s not just for you. The world

needs your happiness. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22Dec. 21). You’re in the mood to spend money on identity enhancements. Just remember that it’s your attitude more than anything else that makes you cool or not cool. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19). Some people anxiously monitor their diet because they are sick, and others do the same to avoid becoming sick. Seek freedom instead. Go in the direction of easygoing, stress-free moderation. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18). Your perceptions are so accurate that you cannot be deceived unless you choose to deceive yourself. This clarity may impel you to point out the truth to a friend who doesn’t see it, but only do so if you are asked. PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20). You didn’t mean to develop these feelings, but that’s love. Whether you fall in or accidentally wander over, the result is the same: You’re suddenly thinking about

someone else more than you think of yourself. ARIES (March 21-April 19). The people who are opposed to your getting what you want are not your enemies. They are your trainers. They’ll make you strong by providing the resistance that makes you grow into your best self. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The people around you need to hear about your accomplishments, but not now. A confident person has more than he shows and speaks less than he knows. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). Blaming just isn’t your thing. You accept total responsibility for your life. And yet, when it’s your turn to accept praise, you deflect and let others have the glory. CANCER (June 22-July 22). People know they can share their dreams with you, and you won’t impose your own reality uninvited. Hope is all that some people have. Only the cruel would take it away.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22). You admire those who have done well for themselves, but do not assume that riches always follow hard work. You’ll meet those who came into wealth through nepotism or calculated exploitation. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22). It’s a day of cravings, yearnings and longings. It’s good to have such a visceral response to life, because it makes wanting very clear. Knowing what you want makes life a game. Also, it’s more fun than not knowing. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23). The mysteries of the universe are not trying to be mysterious. They can’t help it that we haven’t figured them out yet. Today you’ll flirt with problems that probably won’t be solved in this lifetime, but it will open your mind to try. COPYRIGHT 2013 CREATORS.COM


Local Agriculture

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

EPA’s proposed RFS creates chorus of outrage By Bob Eschliman Daily News Editor Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced its proposed volume requirements for the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard. As had been rumored for weeks, the proposed rule would lower the required consumption of renewable fuel by more than a billion gallons. Immediately, the chorus of outrage from industry officials and Iowa politicians was both loud and unified. And now, they’re encouraging Iowans — those who will likely feel the sting of the reduction most — to take the time during the mandatory comment period to tell EPA officials how this will negatively impact them. “The proposed rules released by the Environmental Protection Agency ... could cost jobs and create dirtier air, while protecting the stranglehold Big Oil has on the country’s fuel supply,” U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said. “It’s disappointing that a President who claimed to be a supporter of renewable energy has allowed his administration to take us a step back in lessening our reliance on foreign sources of oil. It’s time for supporters of clean, homegrown, green energy and forward-thinking energy policy to rally and let the Obama administration know that its proposal is short-sighted and irresponsible.” U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, who represents Iowa’s Second Congressional District — which includes Jasper County — was equally harsh in his criticism of the proposed rules. He accused the Obama Administration of “doing a complete 180” on renewable fuels, and that “Big Oil” was being allowed to dictate the nation’s energy policy. “Today’s announcement is a devastating decision for Iowa’s farmers, rural communities and economy,” he said. “It is a slap in the face to our homegrown in-

dustry and Iowa’s economy that once again Big Oil has dictated our energy policy while stomping on rural America and hampering efforts to reduce CO2 emissions. I believe in making things in America and there is no reason our fuels shouldn’t be made here as well.” The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association asked the Obama Administration to “conduct a thorough soul-searching.” Executive Director Monte Shaw called the new rules “the biggest policy reversal of the entire Obama Administration,” noting the law runs counter to federal law. The Renewable Fuels Standard, as written and approved

“Today’s announcement is a devastating decision for Iowa’s farmers, rural communities and economy.” — Dave Loebsack, U.S. Representative

by Congress, requires 14.4 billion gallons of “corn ethanol” be produced and made available in the marketplace. The proposed rules call for 13 billion gallons next year; this year, the Required Volume Obligation is 13.8 billion gallons. “It’s not just the absurdity of lowering the 2014 numbers below the 2013 level, with the new waiver framework, in essence, the Administration would be ceding power to the petroleum industry to dictate the level of each year’s RVO based on the amount of infrastructure the petroleum industry was willing to install,” Shaw said. “That is the exact opposite of how the RFS was intended to work. The

RFS is supposed to be a tool for market access, not market restriction.” He added that, in its proposal, the EPA has adopted a position that a lack of retail distribution equipment this year equates to a renewable fuel supply shortage next year. He noted infrastructure waivers were specifically rejected by Congress when the standard was adopted. The EPA’s proposal also freezes the biodiesel RVO at 1.28 billion gallons. But, the biodiesel industry — a major contributor to the Jasper County economy through the REG plant located north of Newton — has been operating at an annual rate of 2 billion gallons. The National Biodiesel Board warned the EPA’s proposal would cause plant closures and layoffs in the U.S. biodiesel industry. “This proposal, if it becomes final, would create a shrinking market, eliminate thousands of jobs and likely cause biodiesel plants to close across the country,” NBB Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel said “It also sends a terrible signal to investors and entrepreneurs that jeopardizes the future development of biodiesel and other advanced biofuels in the United States.” She noted the biofuels industry has met or exceeded the advanced biofuels requirements each year of the RFS, which should be celebrated. The momentum needs to continue forward, not in retreat, she added. Iowa is the leader in renewable fuels production with 42 ethanol refineries capable of producing more than 3.8 billion gallons annually, and three cellulosic ethanol facilities currently under construction. In addition, Iowa has 12 biodiesel facilities with the capacity to produce nearly 315 million gallons annually.

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Agriculture Briefs

Group petitions DNR to issue hog farm water permit ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — An environmental advocacy group says it is delivering a petition with 5,000 names to the Iowa Environmental Protection Commission insisting the state crack down on water pollution that comes from large livestock farms. Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement says it will demand at Tuesday’s commission meeting that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources issue a Clean Water Act operating permit to the Maschhoff Pork farm near Keosauqua in southeast Iowa. The farm, with nearly 7,500 pigs, spilled thousands of gallons of manure into a creek on Nov. 4, just weeks after a DNR inspection. It has had several spills in recent years. The state hasn’t issued a water permit to a hog facility before but environmental groups are increasingly pressuring the state to create rules to do so.

Farm bill takes aim at state welfare laws WASHINGTON (AP) — The future of state laws that regulate everything from the size of a hen’s cage to the safe consumption of Gulf oysters may be at stake as farm bill negotiators work to resolve a long-simmering fight between agriculture and animal welfare interests. The House Agriculture Committee added language to its version of the farm bill earlier this year that says a state cannot impose certain production standards on agricultural products sold in interstate commerce. The provision, authored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, is aimed at a California law that will require all eggs sold in the state to come from hens that inhabit cages in which they can spread their wings — a major burden for egg producers in Iowa and other states who don’t use large cages and still want to sell eggs to the lucrative California market. “Bottom line of it is no state should be allowed to regulate production in other states,” King said at a meeting of House-Senate negotiators last month. But opponents say that depending on how the language is interpreted, the provision could lead to challenges of dozens of other state laws — including some aimed at food safety, fire safety and basic consumer protections. Concern over King’s language has the potential to threaten the entire farm bill, which congressional leaders are hoping to finish by the end of the year. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, said she has “great concern” about King’s language, which is not in the Senate version of the farm bill.

Transitional Care Suites at Park Centre A WesleyLife Community in Newton

Vendors When:

november 23rd 9 am - 5 pm Where:

newton Senior high School 800 e. 4th St. S. newton, IA 50208

Vendor Information Table size: Full Table 8 ft Half Table 4 ft

Price per table: $35 Full Table $20 Half Table

Vendors will be allowed to set up starting at 7:00am on Saturday, November 23rd and will need to be torn down by 7:00pm the same day.

Scentsy Pampered Chef Mary Kay BeautiControl Tupperware Avon norwex Scarfs Cheeseballs Thirty-One herbal Body Wraps hand Stamped Jewelry Fashion Shirts Metal Art Doll Clothes Knit hats Paparazzi Woodworking Flowers Quilted Items Glass Decor and more...

Please mail the bottom portion form to the NHS Cheerleaders at 800 E. 4th St. S., Newton, IA 50208 or email the information to nhscheer@hotmail.com. Once we receive your information we will send you a confirmation. Money must be received in full within 3 weeks of receiving your confirmation to save your spot. Name(s): __________________________________________________

Private suites with private baths and kitchenettes

Park Centre is Medicare certified so your skilled rehabilitation stay may be

100%

covered by Medicare Therapy available 7 days per week as well as on-site Aqua Therapy

To learn more call

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