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Young receives nearly 25 years
Former Faith Tabernacle Apostolic music director Jordan Young was sentenced in Geary County District Court Monday to 24 1/2 years in prison for multiple child sexual abuse charges. During an arraignment hearing in November, Young, 26, pleaded “no contest” to one count of aggravated criminal sodomy and three counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Young has been confined at the

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Geary County Detention Center since Junction City police arrested him on Aug. 13, 2012. On Monday, Young stood alongside his attorneys, Robert Shively and Larry McRell, as District Judge David Platt delivered the sentence agreed J ORDAN upon in the plea barY OUNG gain reached in November. McRell said Young “acknowledges that he must be punished for his

offenses” and wanted to apologize to the victims, their families and members of the church. “He first and foremost wants to say he’s sorry,” McRell said. “This case is a tragedy.” As part of the plea agreement, Young pleaded to the charges in one of the six cases filed against him. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss the charges in the other cases. Young spoke briefly Monday to apologize to the victims. He said not a day goes by he doesn’t think about what happened and what could have gone differently. Young also acknowledged his

family members sitting in the courtroom. “I just want to say to my family — I love you,” he said. “Thank you for everything.” McRell said Young hopes someday he can “atone for some” of his wrongs. “He is sorry for the hurt that he has caused,” McRell said. The alleged sexual abuse incidents spanned from 2008 to 2012. Charges in the six cases Young originally faced ranged in severity from indecent solicitation of a child to aggravated criminal sodomy. Please see Young, 8A

Annual gathering highlights best hunting trophies


unting stories and the smells of elk chili and other meaty delights filled Grandpa Boone’s Cabin Sunday afternoon as area hunters converged for the 15th annual Grandpa Boone’s Cabin and Outfitters Buck Contest.

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The gathering featured a smorgasbord of food and drinks, but the real draw was the racks of bucks hunters took during the recent hunting seasons. “We judge them a little bit and have a little contest,” said Brad Roether, one of the event organizers. Roether said he expected anywhere from 100 to 150 people to be in attendance throughout the day. The money raised from the event goes to organizations supporting youth hunting. “The whole time that we’ve had this in 15 years, we’ve probably given anywhere from 30 lifetime youth hunting licenses,” Roether said. The organization also has supported events at Milford State Park, Tuttle Creek State Park, Clay County and other nearby areas. At this year’s contest, the organization held a Please see Racked, 8A


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Rothlisberg: ‘No doubt’ a casino could be successful in Geary County
have lasting impacts on the Geary County area. “This could lead to more jobs, more sales tax, more Rep. Alan. Rothlisberg people out of poverty, and (R-Grandview Plaza) knows the casino in Dodge City could act as an impetus to does well, but believes get some light industry,” he said. north-central Kansas Rothlisberg has can do better. sponsored a bill “There is no doubt that would allow in my mind we can for a fifth casino in triple what Dodge Kansas. City does,” he told That bill is members of the expected to be National Association heard by the Kanfor the Advancement sas Federal House of Colored People A LLAN (NAACP) branch 4035 R OTHISBERG and State Affairs Committee, of Saturday. which Rothlisberg Talk of an area casino was one of several topics is a member, next month. discussed by Rothlisberg at More recently, Junction Saturday’s meeting, but it’s City, Grandview Plaza, and a subject he believes could Geary County, among othB Y A LIX KUNkLE

In total, 23 members are sponsoring the bill, according to the Kansas Legislature’s website.
ers, have expressed support of the bill. Already, Rothlisberg said he has “25-30 (members) for it right now,” but said he needs 63, the number of votes needed in order for the bill to pass through the Kansas House of Representatives. In total, 23 members are sponsoring the bill, according to the Kansas Legislature’s website. Ultimately, Rothlisberg Please see Casino, 8A


Recognizing employees for years of service
In front of smiling family members, friends and coworkers, Rodney Christenson received a shiny award containing a globe and clock. “I love it,” he said Monday afternoon. For Christenson, receiv-

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ing recognition for 35 years of service to Geary County felt marvelous. The Public Works employee was one of many county workers honored for service in increments of five years. Christenson, the longest serving honoree, runs heavy equipment for the county, such as motor Please see County, 8A

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County worried about loss of mortgage fees
Geary County Commissioners are joining the statewide fight to keep mortgage registration fees intact in order to keep revenue and services flowing. Through a request from the Kansas Association of Counties, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution during Monday’s meeting urging Kansas legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to keep the

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fee and reject any actions or proposals to abolish it. “This could mean another 2 mills added to our taxpayers’ taxes,” Commissioner Florence Whitebread said Monday. “We can’t continue to do that.” The request to end mortgage registration fees comes from the Kansas Bankers Association (KBA) and Kansas Association of Realtors (KAR). Those organizations claim the fee puts Please see Fees, 8A

Rodney Christenson receives an award for 35 years of service to Geary County.
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Clinic gives shot at learning skeet, trap
B Y JESSICA H EALEY for ammunition, which is $11.25. A variety of shotguns are available for use at the range, however range ammunition must be used for them. If students bring their own guns and ammunition, the range fee is $5. Classes vary in length, depending on the needs of the students. “The pace is student-driven, everything from the stance, to how to hold the shotgun, so that is it couched in the shoulder. All that is included in the instructions,” Engle said. “The time needed (for instruction) depends on experience and comfort level of the student.” Moore teaches the clinics and beginner’s instruction. Recently, a small group of Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, participated in the beginner’s clinic, following a Jan. 3 leadership conference. “I love it,” said Lt. Tim Pape, HHC, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div. Pape said he invited the other Soldiers to come out

Task Force Demon soldiers volunteer at Kandahar USO
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KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Time during deployment drags by, but soldiers with the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade and 1st Infantry Division know the United Service Organizations at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, provides a way to make time go by faster. More than 25 Task Force Demon soldiers volunteer to make the lives of their fellow soldiers better and in the process make their own lives better as well. “I volunteer my time to help everyone else out,” said Sgt. Steven Bohanan, an avionics mechanic with Company D, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment. “Especially being deployed, it’s rough times, and helping people talk with their family, bringing them closer together, it’s good.” “My goal every day is to help one person, at least, smile because of something I did,” said Spc. Daniel Wilson, a database administrator with Company B, 601st Aviation Support Battalion. “It helps me smile every day, even with the hardships in what we do, especially due to our recent losses within the CAB.” During the 2013 holiday season, the task force experienced the loss of seven soldiers. When asked how he copes with these losses during the holidays, Pfc. Jonathan Coltrain, a helicopter power train repairer with Company B, 601st Aviation Support Battalion, says volunteering “makes it a lot easier. “It’s a two way street,” Coltrain said. “You could stay in your room and do your own thing, or you could go out and make

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The Fort Riley Skeet and Trap Range offers a seasonal beginner’s clinic for small groups, as well as individual beginner’s instruction to learn the basics of the sport in a relaxed atmosphere. “The program was developed for anyone who has never shot before at all or just never shot a shotgun for skeet and trap. It gives the opportunity to just come out here one on one or with a small group with Mike (Moore, manager, Skeet and Trap Range), and get comfortable with the shotguns and comfortable with the concept,” said Travis Engle, recreation specialist, Outdoor Recreation, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. The clinics are offered seasonally by appointment, and individuals are encouraged to set up appointments during the range’s regular hours, Engle said. The clinic and beginner’s instruction are free; however, each student must pay

and learn how to shoot skeet and trap to help promote camaraderie. After shooting trap, one of the soldiers, Capt. James Watson, HHC, 1st CAB, 1st Inf. Div., said he had a great time, despite the wind and cold. “I would absolutely recommend bringing Soldiers out here and family members, too. Especially with the range of shotguns they have to use. I think it’s for sure a family affair and can include kids and spouses as well,” he said. Children 12 years and older are allowed to shoot at the range. “Absolutely zero experience is necessary. We go over every aspect of the shotgun they are using to make sure they are familiar with that,” Engle said. Safety is a priority and range rules are covered at the clinic. “We go over the range rules to make sure they understand how to be safe, like knowing only one person has a loaded gun at any time on the field,” Engle said.

other people happy by helping them. Like an infection, once you go out and help share the warmth, it starts catching till it’s everywhere.” To other volunteers, such as Spc. Derek Merkler, an avionics mechanic with Company D, 3rd AHB, 1st Aviation Regiment, working in the USO is a “stress reliever” from the hardships of being away from family. “I come here to call my wife and kids back home, and I can help others use the USO as a stress reliever from the distraction of being away from home and as a place for them to be with their other family,” said Merkler. With more than 160 locations in 27 states and 14 countries and only 450 full time employees, the USO relies heavily on its volunteers. When the Kandahar USO’s volunteer coordinator, Kelly Sandbrink, heard about First Cup, a coffee house for soldiers and civilians working in the CAB’s area on Kandahar Airfield, needing volunteers, she jumped to help. “These are my soldiers,” Sandbrink said. “The CAB’s volunteers are phenomenal, some of the best I’ve ever met. Anything we need done, anything we ask of them, they get done, half the time without us even asking or knowing it needed to get done!” Sandbrink, and her fellow First Cup volunteer and USO coworker Karl Gaffney White, donate two hours of their time three days a week to support the CAB. “I’ve always volunteered back home in the states, and I don’t want my volunteers to not be able to get a cup of coffee and relax during their shift,” Sandbrink said.


Rapid loading
Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division took part in a Joint Air Force Army Training Jan. 9 at Forbes Field, Berryton Kan. The training simulated rapid loading of a C-5 Galaxy from the 22nd Airlift Squadron, 60th Operations Group out of Travis Air Force Base, Calif. Working along side their fellow airmen, vehicles were loaded and flown to Yuma Proving Ground, Yuma Az. where “Hamilton’s Own” conducted live fire training.
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A story published Jan. 11 in The Daily Union incorrectly stated when former Milford City Council member James Talley first spoke publicly about the city superintendent’s health insurance benefits. Talley first spoke publicly on the matter in open session during the July City Council meeting. He brought the issue to the council’s attention in an executive session at its February meeting.

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Geary County to host prescribed burning workshop
Geary County will host a prescribed burning workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.; anyone interested must register by Jan. 17. Topics to be discussed include reasons for burning; notification, regulations and permits, as well as the Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan; procedures in Dickinson, Geary and Morris counties; weather; liability, using a burn contractor and burning assistance; equipment, hazards and fire breaks; and planning and conducting a burn. The cost for the workshop is $20, which includes lunch and a workbook. To register, call (785) 238-1290 or email

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Grandpa Boone’s Cabin and Outfitters Buck Contest

Chili, vegetable, and potato soup lunches
The Immanuel Lutheran Laymen League’s annual chili, vegetable and potato soup lunch with relishes, dessert and drink will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 pm. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall, at 630 S. Eisenhower Drive. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund for church workers and Open Door; there will be a free will offering. Seconds are free. In addition, matching funds from Thrivent have been applied for.

Guests enjoy themselves at the 15th annual Grandpa Boone's Cabin and Outfitters Buck Contest Sunday afternoon in Milford. Aside from the contest, attendees were treated to all they could eat and drink, raffles for rifles and a drawing for one lifetime youth hunting license.

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Zion United Church of Christ to hold chili-chicken noodle soup luncheon
The Zion United Church of Christ will hold its annual chili-chicken noodle soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at the church, located at 1811 McFarland. The usual abundant pie/cake variety dessert is included. All profits from the event go to the Open Door, Hospice, Camp and Seminary Scholarships, and more. Further details will be announced.

Chamber of Commerce to GCH CPAC clinic host inaugural Grocery Grab set for Jan. 31
In partnership with the Junction City Walmart, the Junction City Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the inaugural Junction City Grocery Grab at 10 a.m. March 29 at Walmart. Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale Jan. 29. A limited number of tickets are available at the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce and select locations throughout Junction City. Six pre-drawn finalists will then gather at Walmart, and four will receive up to $125 in Walmart gift cards. One winner will receive three minutes to fill a grocery cart, and the remaining winner will have five minutes to shop. To purchase tickets or for more information, call the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce at (785) 762-2632. Rules and a list of locations selling tickets will be listed on the chamber website at Home Medical Equipment (HME) at Geary Community Hospital will host Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAC) clinics on Jan. 31 and Feb. 28. The clinic will be held on an informal, walk-in basis from 9-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m., at the HME store (lower level, back side), 1310 W. Ash St. Cornell Lawrence, certified respiratory

therapist for the HME store, will host the clinics and be available to assist patients with any CPAC issues or questions. In addition, HME will periodically have representatives from manufacturers of CPAC equipment (Respironics and ResMed) available. For information or a complete schedule, call (785) 762-2983 or toll-free at (866) 225-5146.

IRS seeking tax return volunteers
The IRS is looking for volunteers to provide free tax help for the upcoming filing season The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) offers free tax help to people with low-to-moderate income who need help preparing their own returns. This includes people with disabilities, senior citizens, as well as those for whom English is a second language. No previous experience is required, and volunteer hours are flexible. Interested parties can call (785) 762-1824 and leave a name and number.

Babylon trial continues because of new attorney
A trial scheduled later this month for Jason Babylon, accused of attacking four people in an August stabbing, has been postponed because he now has a new attorney. On Monday in Geary County District Court, Judge David Platt allowed Babylon’s former attorney, Alan Angst, to withdraw from the case. Platt then granted a request from Babylon’s new attorney, Lora Ingels, to continue the jury trial to a later date. The trial had been scheduled

Chili and soup feed
The American Legion Riders of American Legion Post 45 will host a chili and soup feed from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday. All proceeds will support the annual Run for the Wall. Admission is $7 and covers “all you can eat or three bowls, whichever comes first.” There will be chili, soup, cornbread and more, and water and coffee is available with meals. Music will be provided by Mended Wings.

for Jan. 28. “I obviously will not be prepared by that date,” Ingels said in court. Geary County Assistant Attorney Lloyd Graham had no objection to the continuance. Junction City police arrested Babylon, 34, shortly after an incident in the early morning hours of Aug. 10 near the intersection of Sixth and Jackson streets. Witnesses and police have said Babylon stabbed four people in the incident, which allegedly started when Babylon began harassing two women. When two men who had been with the women moments earlier confronted Babylon, he reportedly

came after them. Injured in the incident were Colin McCarty, 20, Sierra Vista, Ariz.; Fort Riley soldiers Erick Rollins, 22, and Priscilla Mora, 25; and Andrew Trammel, 28, St. Louis. All four have since recovered, but McCarty and Rollins sustained life-threatening wounds. They later recovered at Stormont-Vail in Topeka. During an arraignment hearing in November, Babylon didn’t speak when asked to enter his plea to two counts of attempted second degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery. A not guilty plea was entered for him.

Court records show Babylon and Angst in December issued a notice of intent stating Babylon may claim as a defense he “has a mental defect and lacked the mental state required as an element of the offenses charged and may also have lacked the mental state required as an element of the offenses charged due to voluntary intoxication.” The notice of intent to use that defense was abandoned Jan. 9, according to court documents. Babylon has been confined in the Geary County Detention Center since his arrest. He’s scheduled to appear again Feb. 27 for a status hearing.

The inside story on controversial issues facing horse industry

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Now: “The rest of the story.” Perhaps, one should say: “The whole story.” Or, maybe, “Things that haven’t been reported entirely truthfully concerning all aspects of issues facing the horse industry.” As seemingly with many controversial subjects, those reporting on highly debatable matters sometimes don’t get all of the information, fail to keep facts straight, do not explain details complete-

Liberty Hill Bridge project underway
Work has begun on the Liberty Hall Road bridge replacement project. The bridge is located on Liberty Hall Road, 0.3 miles west of Taylor Road.

ly or permit prejudice into coverage. Suspicious of such news treatment, yet attempting to relay an unbiased following of continually changing situations, there is one writer who has kept an even tighter finger on issues involving horse slaughter in this country, pharmaceutical aspects of possible drug contamination in horse meat and grazing of wild horse herds on government lands. Vickery Eckhoff, a New

York City-based writer with specific interests in horse subjects, has unveiled some of these “hidden stories,” worthy of public knowledge. Eckhoff’s coverage of the food safety, political, economic and humane aspects of slaughter began in 2011, following her rescue of an off-the-track Thoroughbred racehorse and a long career working for Forbes, Dow Jones, Esquire, the New York Times and other publications and media.

As reported repeatedly in writings throughout the world for nearly two years: “Congress effectively banned horse slaughter in 2006 by halting United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) plant inspections. Due to Congressional action that lifted the ban in 2011, USDA is required to grant inspection for facilities to engage in commercial horse slaughter.” However, intensive investigative research by Eckhoff, on that quotation orig-

inated from Associated Press, revealed: “The real story is that Congress approved defunding horse slaughter inspections in 2005, to take effect in 2006, and almost immediately, in collaboration with USDA, the three remaining horse slaughter plants (Dallas Crown and Beltex in Texas, and Cavel in Illinois) arranged to self-fund their own inspections, allowing them to continue slaughtering horses until 2007, over Congress’ objections.”




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Former AG, House Speaker Quinn dies at 85
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BOSTON — Robert Quinn, the former state attorney general and Massachusetts House speaker, who helped create the University of Massachusetts and toughen environmental protections in the state, has died. He was 85. Quinn died after collapsing early Sunday morning at his Falmouth home and being rushed to a nearby hospital, his law partner James Morris confirmed. Morris said Quinn had recently moved back into the two-family home where he was raised in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. “That’s where he was most at home,” Morris said. “He was thrilled to be there, he was in heaven.” Quinn served in the state House of Representatives from 1957 until 1969, the last two years as speaker. His gave his name to the Quinn Bill, which gives police with college degrees higher pay. He was attorney general from 1970 until 1974, when he lost in the Democratic primary for governor to Michael Dukakis. Former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn called Quinn a “political leader of intelligence and integrity ... remembered for his decency and commitment to fairness and rule of the law.” Quinn also helped found the University of Massachusetts-Boston and served as chairman of the University of Massachusetts board of trustees. UMass-Boston Chancellor J. Keith Motley said Quinn opened the doors of urban public higher education to city residents. “We will miss Bob dearly, but we are gratified that he was able to see the university he helped found mark its 50th anniversary this year,” Motley said in a statement. Quinn was ridiculed at the time for wanting to build a university campus on the site of a former dump, but he pushed ahead anyway, Morris said. As attorney general, Quinn led a multistate challenge to the federal government’s ability to drill for offshore oil, created the state’s first Environmental Protection Division, and established the New England Organized Crime Intelligence System.


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A.J. Sajo
March 22, 1931 — Jan. 9, 2014
Ret. Col. Alexander John Sajo, 82, of Junction City, passed away Jan. 9, 2014, at the Valley View Senior Life in Junction City. A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Jan. 16 at the First Presbyterian Church with Pastor Matthew Glasgow officiating. Following the memorial service, a graveside service with full military honors will be held at 2 p.m. at the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery, 5181 Wildcat Creek Road in Manhattan. John was preceded in death by his parents, Alexander A. and Elizabeth Orban Sajo; and his sister, Julie. Survivors include his wife, Jane “Janie” Schrider Sajo; daughter, Elizabeth “Libby;” son, John “Chief;” and son, James “Jim,” and his wife Susan. A.J. He leaves two grandchildren, Colette S ajO and John “Johnny;” and a sister, Clare Sajo Dowdall. Also surviving him are Deborah Davis, Libby’s partner; Barbara Lynch, the mother of Colette and Johnny; and Robert Dowdall, Clare’s husband. Other survivors include his sister-inlaw, Sally Schrider McKnight (Hugh); and nephews, Kenneth (Lisa) and Steven. He also leaves many friends and colleagues around the country and the world, but especially in his adopted hometown area of Junction City/Fort Riley. Last, but certainly not least, he leaves his true friend and “boon companion” Jake, a yellow Labrador retriever. Born March 22, 1931 in Southgate, Calif., John grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. Bright, handsome, and witty, he graduated from high school and enlisted in the Army. During a year of study at Duke University, he met Janie; they fell in love, and were married in 1952. John was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1952; he later completed his Baccalaureate at Kansas State and his Master’s Degree in Public Administration at George Washington University. John’s choice of a military career led to a lifetime of travel and adventure. The family experienced frequent moves to different areas in the East Coast and Midwest, and were fortunate to live in Japan, West Germany, and Turkey. John also served his country in Korea, Iran, and Vietnam. Most of his military career was with the Adjutant General Division, including his positions at Fort Riley, in Vietnam, and at V Corps in Frankfurt, Germany. Other assignments were with the Office of the Chief of Staff at the Pentagon, and serving as Deputy Commander and Director for Security and Military Operations at Seneca Army Depot, N.Y. Although John retired in 1979, he did not slow down, becoming involved in civic and political affairs. He worked with military service organizations including the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). Among his accomplishments: Helping to change Kansas law so that military retirement pay was no longer taxed, working for the addition of a Desert Storm section to the First Division Monument in Washington D.C., and contributing to the establishment of the Kansas Veterans Cemetery System. During his term as Geary County Commissioner, the Geary County Courthouse was renovated, the historic Pennell Building was restored, and the Geary branch of Cloud Community College was established. He taught at the College of Business at Kansas State University for eight years. In addition, he served on the boards of the Geary County Heart Association and the Quivira District of the Boy Scouts of America, and was an active member of the Republican Party. He was an Elder of the Presbyterian Church. John and Janie enjoyed visiting with family, entertaining friends, traveling, and cheering the K-State Wildcats at home football games. The family would like to thank his caregivers from Geary County Home Health and Comfort Keepers for their excellent work, which allowed John to remain at home with Janie despite declining health during his last years. Even though John will be greatly missed by his family, he will be remembered for his intelligence, his sense of humor, and for the many contributions he made during his military and civilian careers. Memorial contributions have been designated to the First Presbyterian Church, 113 W. Fifth Street, Junction City, KS 66441 and the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. To leave a special online message for the family, visit:


Chevy sweep: Corvette, Silverado take show awards

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which starts at just under $52,000, is a strong point of pride for the company. The Stingray debuted exactly one year earlier and represents a redesign of a model that’s been in production for 60 years. Alan Batey, soon to be GM’s North American chief, said the company can’t make enough Corvettes. “Everything that’s in the factory is pretty much customer sold,” he said. Batey added that the Chevrolet brand isn’t as healthy as it needs to be globally, but the independent awards should help show that the brand and automaker are “on the move.” Sweeps are a frequent feature in the awards program: GM also nabbed the truck honor for the Silverado in 2007, while the car award that year went to the Saturn Aura. Ford pulled off a double-win in 2010 with the Fusion Hybrid and Transit Connect. Honda’s Ridgeline and Civic pulled it off in 2006. A vehicle must be all new or substantially changed to be eligible for the awards, now in their 21st year. Organizers accept no advertising, though carmakers try to capitalize on the marketing value of the honors. Incoming GM Chief Executive Mary Barra, who attracted a throng of moving journalists as she left the hall where the awards were announced, said the sweep shows that designers, engineers and product development specialists “sweated the details.” The awards, she said, should translate into customers at least considering the Chevrolet brand.

DETROIT — General Motors’ Chevrolet brand swept the North American Car of the Year and North American Truck/Utility of the Year on Monday, giving the resurgent Detroit automaker another boost at the beginning of the Motor City’s annual auto show. The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray received the car award, and the truck was the Silverado. The Chevy sweep came after General Motors Co. made the most appearances on this year’s list finalists, which also included the Cadillac CTS and Mazda3 on the car side and Acura MDX and Jeep Cherokee on the truck/utility side. The Cadillac ATS took top car honors last year. The awards always kick off the press preview days for the North American International Auto Show, though they aren’t affiliated with the show. Fortyeight full-time automotive journalists vote on winners from the list of finalists. The win for the Corvette,

Aluminum Revolution: Ford introduces a new F-150
DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford pickups have been doing the country’s work for 66 years. They’ve hauled grain, towed logs and plowed snow. They’ve cleared debris after tornadoes and pulled floats in the Rose Bowl parade. They’ve shouldered those loads with parts forged from steel. Until now. On Monday, Ford unveils a new F-150 with a body

Ford unveils the new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. More coverage coming Thursday and Saturday.
built almost entirely out of aluminum. The lighter material shaves as much as 700 pounds off the 5,000pound truck, a revolutionary change for a vehicle known for its heft and an industry still heavily reliant on steel. The change is Ford’s response to smallbusiness owners’ desire for a more fuel-efficient and nimble truck — and stricter government requirements on fuel economy. And it sprang from a challenge by Ford’s CEO to move beyond the traditional design for a full-size pickup. “You’re either moving ahead and you’re improving and you’re making it more valuable and more useful to the customer or you’re not,” Chief Executive Alan Mulally told The Associated Press in a recent interview. Ninety-seven percent of the body of the 2015 F-150 is aluminum, the most extensive use of aluminum ever in a truck. And this isn’t just any truck. F-Series trucks — which include the F-150 and heavier duty models like the F-250 — have been the best-selling vehicles in the U.S. for the last 32 years; last year, Ford sold an F-Series every 41 seconds. The key question for Ford, and the people who

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obel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu recently made a compelling case for including animals on our moral

radar. In the foreword to a new book about animal rights, he writes: “I have spent my life fighting discrimination and injustice, whether the victims are blacks, women, or gays and lesbians. ... I have seen firsthand how injustice gets overlooked when the victims are powerless or vulnerable, when they have no one to speak up for them and no means of representing themselves to a higher authority. Animals are in precisely that position. Unless we are mindful of their interests and speak out loudly on their behalf, abuse and cruelty go unchallenged.” He adds, “It is vital ... that these instances of injustice not be overlooked.” We should remember his words as we prepare to honor the legacy of another hero in the social-justice movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Who among us wouldn’t agree that abuse and oppression are wrong? Yet when I say that I am talking about the animals who are beaten and forced to perform in archaic circus acts, crammed inside filthy cages to produce cheap food or burned, poisoned or mutilated in laboratories, some people waver. It is always hard to look at today’s abuses and imagine them through the more critical eyes of future generations, yet if we believe what Dr. King famously said — that “(i)njustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” — we must do exactly that. Although animals have wants and needs of their own, they are often treated as nothing more than hamburgers, handbags, test tubes and cheap burglar alarms. They are not allowed to live their lives but, instead, are forced to serve us, giving us carriage rides, performing silly tricks and having their skins used for clothing. We use their flesh as food, even though we can make far healthier choices, and drip chemicals into their eyes to test mascara. Like Dr. King, I have a dream. I dream that someday there will be no elephants in circuses, kept in shackles, beaten with bullhooks and denied their freedom, all just for a human being’s few moments of odd enjoyment. I dream that steel-jaw traps and fur farms will be outlawed the world over and that all consumers will choose wonderful natural fibers and synthetics over leather. I dream that responsible parents will raise their children to avoid the addiction to meat that has brought us an epidemic of heart attacks, cancer, strokes, diabetes and obesity, as well as causing immense suffering for animals. And I dream that it will be illegal to keep any dog on a chain, shivering through the cold weather while the families they long to interact with enjoy the warmth of their homes. I believe that most people, when shown how their actions contribute to cruelty and given options, will make compassionate choices. Consider that each of the following statements once would have seemed like pie in the sky even to the most optimistic among us, and yet at the beginning of 2014, they are all true: Harvard University is shutting down its notorious New England Primate Research Center; the former director of the National Institutes of Health has admitted that experimenting on animals hasn’t worked, saying, “We all drank the Kool-Aid on that one;” an elementary school in Queens, N.Y., has become the first entirely meat-free traditional public school; Bill Gates is funding the development of vegan meat and eggs; and hideous glue traps are no longer being sold in more than 40,000 stores. There is a compassionate alternative to every cruel thing. Every day, our choices either perpetuate needless violence or help stop it. Let’s choose not to be part of cruelty, violence and oppression — in any of their many forms.


Contributions a serious matter
Commentary raising, and the halltalk in the Statehouse was that $600,000 or so would be a pretty good showing by Davis/Docking. So, what did the numbers show? Brownback’s obvious advantage is tempered a dab because, if you recall four years ago the Democratic team (remember their names? Sens. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Kelly Kultala, D-Kansas City?) spent $637,000 for the entire campaign, while Brownback spent $2.5 million. The Democrats didn’t even have a candidate until three days after Valentine’s Day, 2010. This year’s Democratic team is coming into the election year with serious money. Now, remember, the new numbers are just the candidate’s accounts ... and slightly removed campaign contributors like the Chamber of Commerce and labor unions will spend millions in independent expenditures in favor of their favorites. And, after the Legislature adjourns, those folks will again be able to make contributions to the campaigns. The initial reports show that there may be a genuine scrap ahead that is probably not just defined by the party registration of voters next fall. And, it probably means that whatever tack the challengers want to take in their campaign, they’ll at least be able to tell people about it. How’d you like to not have the money to challenge an opponent’s assertion that your campaign wants all cats in Kansas to be on leashes? Sobering, isn’t it? But ... just money isn’t the key to getting elected. Just ask former Democratic Attorney General Steve Six, who spent $1.1 million in his campaign against challenger Republican (now attorney general) Derek Schmidt, who spent $655,000.

ansas Statehouse denizens/ political junkies spent most of the last month considering just what amount of campaign contributions that the Democratic team challenging Gov. Sam Brownback would have to post to show that its effort is serious. Surprisingly, though the Democratic team of House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, and former Regent and well-known Democrat Jill Docking, of Wichita, came up with less than Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, they proved themselves a genuine challenge — not just an inconvenience. Brownback goes into this election year with $1,990,000 in the bank, and the Davis/Docking team with $770,611, after expenses of $232,000. But the key here is that the Democrats raised more than $1 million before the political action committee/union/corporate contributions cutoff started on Dec. 31. Now, let’s see, Brownback, as of the campaign funds reporting deadline, has about 2.5 times the cash-on-hand that the Democrats have. He had the full year to raise money, the Democrats about 145 days, but the $1 million mark ... well, that has a little cachet. Most political observers were surprised by the Democratic team fund-

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few years ago, I was participating in a national radio interview when the questioner asked me, “Dr. Carson, I notice that you don’t speak very often about race. Why is that?” I replied, “It’s because I’m a neurosurgeon.” The puzzled look on her face demanded further clarification. I proceeded to explain that when I take a patient to the operating room and open the cranium, exposing the brain, I am operating on the actual thing that makes that person who they are. The hair, scalp and skull bones are merely external coverings of the critical entity — the brain — that determines all of the most important things about us as human beings. We have a choice of concentrating on superficial characteristics, which mean little or nothing, or concentrating on the source of our humanity, our intellect, our personality and the content of our character. A few weeks ago, during her television program on the Fox News Channel, Megyn Kelly made reference to the racial makeup of Jesus Christ and Santa Claus. She indicated that in American culture they are usually portrayed as Caucasian. This ignited a firestorm of protests and disagreement, as do many innocent remarks in today’s hypersensitive culture. There was little discussion of who Jesus Christ was or his message, nor was there much reference to the symbolism of Santa Claus. Instead, accusations of racist tendencies were leveled. In the Bible, many characters are described in some detail when it is relevant to the story being told. The fact that there is little or nothing describing the physical appearance of Jesus should serve as an indicator of the irrelevance of racial descriptions for someone with such an important mission. Why do we in America, almost half a century after the death of Martin Luther King, still continue to make judgments based on the color of one’s skin rather than the content of one’s character? Those who seem most concerned about race are the so-called “progressives,” some of whom claim that if we stop fanning the flames of racial injustice, we will return to the days when racial prejudice was acceptable. This kind of pessimism is unwarranted, and we need to remember that a great deal of the racism of the past was based on total ignorance, which bred fear and hatred. Those wishing to maintain the unjust status quo were in no hurry to allow the truth to be revealed to whites or blacks about the other side, because such revelations would dispel myths and foster harmony. Thus, segregation and blissful ignorance were maintained at all costs. The fear and loathing that characterize the political atmosphere in America today are also based on ignorance. Too many people are willing to listen to the inflammatory rhetoric of the dividers who happily toss out accusations of racism against critics of the president of the United States whenever they disagree with his policies. Rather than acting like third-graders and calling each other names, why not actually discuss the policies themselves? Why not have a discussion about the gigantic issues facing our society, such as whether we want the government to control our lives and the lives of everyone around us, as opposed to the original vision for this country of individual independence and selfdetermination? Many do not want such discussions to take place, because people will be forced to actually think about their true beliefs, rather than being manipulated for the political purposes of others. If we are to thrive, we must be able

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to see the big-picture issues and not get bogged down with superficial, peripheral problems. The direction of our country is a very big deal, and if we don’t have a serious discussion about it, the nature of our society will change by default. I am very grateful that God gave us racial variety. Who would want to go to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo if every animal were a Thomson’s gazelle? Who would visit the national aquarium if every fish were a goldfish? Who would want to get up in the morning if everybody looked exactly like them? In an episode of “The Twilight Zone” many years ago, a very beautiful and smart young woman was regarded as unsuitable for society. It was revealed at the end of the episode that everyone else was quite ugly, which, for that society, was the norm. They judged the woman harshly because her external appearance was different. Obviously, creator Rod Serling was ahead of his time with his social commentary. Maybe 2014 will mark a new beginning, a time when we stop judging people based on superficial characteristics. We will know that America has made substantial social progress when black Americans are not expected to adhere to any particular political philosophy, just as white Americans do not have a prescribed political doctrine to which they must adhere. Fortunately, we get to choose whether we are going to use the magnificent gray matter that sits between our ears — as opposed to our skin color — to determine who we are and our course of action.

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• 10:37 p.m. — Domestic, 200 block of W. 18th St. • 10:52 p.m. — Domestic, 400 block of W. Fifth St. • 12:02 a.m. — Shots fired, Commonwealth Court area • 12:22 a.m. — Shots fired, 418 W. Vine St. • 2:11 a.m. — Accident, 810 Grant Ave. • 2:48 p.m. — Accident, 100 S. Hammons Drive • 5:42 p.m. — Theft, 521 E. Chestnut St. • 8:57 p.m. — Accident, 520 W. First St. • 2:07 a.m. — Disturbance, 1005 Wainwright Ave. • 2:07 a.m. — Assault, 624 S. Washington St.

Junction City Police Department
The Junction City Police Department made 50 arrests and responded to 196 calls in the 72-hour period ending 6 a.m. Monday. • 9:39 a.m. — Theft, 631 E. Chestnut St. • 10:22 a.m. — Accident, Jackson St. and 14th St. • 1:02 p.m. — Theft, 521 E. Chestnut St. • 2:23 p.m. — Accident, Washington St. and Sixth St. • 2:35 p.m. — Accident, 701 N. Jefferson St. • 6:02 p.m. — Accident, 1734 W. Ash St.



• 4:20 a.m. — Disturbance, 10th St. and Calhoun St. • 1:25 p.m. — Burglary, 428 W. 18th St. • 7:04 p.m. — Disturbance, Sixth St. and Webster St. • 8:14 p.m. — Domestic, Eighth St. and Washington St. • 9:39 p.m. —Burglary, 140 W. Fourth St. • 10:14 p.m. — Domestic, Riley Manor Circle • 10:27 p.m. — Disturbance, 1911 Lacy Drive

The Grandview Plaza Police Department made no arrests and responded to 32 calls in the 48-hour period ending 12 a.m. Monday.

Junction City Fire Department
The Junction City Fire Department made 11 transports and responded to 19 calls in the 72-hour period ending 8 a.m. Monday.

Department made three arrests and responded to 84 calls in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday. A report for Friday wasn’t received.

Monday. Reports for Friday and Saturday weren’t received.

• 6:19 a.m. — Robert Beedle, public intoxication • 10:55 a.m. — Rogelio Maltos, failure to appear, driving while license cancelled, suspended, revoked, no registration, no liability insurance coverage when required • 4:30 p.m. — Preston Goodman, failure to appear • 11:30 p.m. — Curtis Brown, domestic battery, criminal damage to property • 11:15 p.m. — Amanda Brown, domestic battery

Saturday Sunday

• 10:53 a.m. — Accident, I-70 eastbound mile marker 312 • 10:14 p.m. — Domestic, Riley Manor Circle

• 2:41 a.m. — Burglary, 35 Riley Manor Circle


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The Geary County Detention Center booked the following individuals during the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m.


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Five things to know for Kansas’ legislative session
TOPEKA — Kansas legislators return Monday to the Statehouse to begin their 90-day, 2014 session. The session is scheduled to run through mid-May, with legislators taking a recess in April before returning to finish remaining business. Here are five things to know about the Kansas legislative session: Legislators are waiting on a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court over school funding. Attorneys for the plaintiff parents and school districts say lawmakers failed to fulfill promises made in 2006 to adequately fund schools. The state says no actual harm has been done to students by education cuts and that the state did its best to fund schools in the wake of the Great Recession. A ruling either way will have significant consequences. If the plaintiffs prevail, the state may be forced to take money away from other programs or initiatives — such as income tax cuts — to pay for schools. Some Republican lawmakers say they’re prepared to defy such a ruling. Lawmakers are expected to debate proposals that would modify the state’s “Hard 50” prison sentence for certain murder cases, as well as amend the state’s capital murder statutes. The Department of Corrections is also expected to seek $26 million to ease overcrowding at the El Dorado prison. Kansas faces a nearly $10 billion shortfall in its public employee pension system. The gap represents the amount of money in the system compared to the benefits that have been promised to state employees, teachers and local government employees. Legislators enacted changes in 2012 aimed at closing the gap and requiring increased contributions by employees. Some legislators want additional changes to the pension program to reduce the liability sooner. All statewide offices are on the ballot this year, as well as all 125 seats in the Kansas House. Senators will next stand election in 2016. House Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, is seeking his party’s nomination and the right to challenge Brownback for the governor’s office in November. The two have sharp differences over taxes and the funding of essential state services. The governor said Monday that he’s open to new ideas, but his priority remains extending in-home services to disabled Kansans who are on a waiting list. He said he worries that expanding Medicaid — covering additional able-bodied adults — will divert resources from helping the disabled, even if the state picks up only a small share of the costs. “That’ll all come away from people with disabilities,” Brownback said during a brief interview. “That’s not a moral choice.” House Speaker Ray Merrick, a Stilwell Republican, told reporters during a news conference last week that he’s not prepared to move forward with a Medicaid expansion unless the governor endorses it. In a pre-session interview, Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, pointed to the problems surrounding the rollout in October with a federally run, online insurance marketplace under the health care overhaul as a reason to avoid moving on a Medicaid proposal. She said for the hospital group’s plan to be viable, there has to be “a stable, predictable federal environment.” But Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, said proposals for subsidizing private coverage for additional Kansans are worth considering. Hensley said Brownback wants to avoid the “hot potato” issue to avoid antagonizing tea partyaligned Republicans while trying to tie his Democratic challenger to Obama while seeking re-election this year. But Brownback replied, “I’ve been pretty straightforward about this all along. Obamacare continues to, really, just be a wreck.”

School finance ruling

Sex trafficking trial delayed for evaluation
WICHITA — The trial of a couple accused of sex trafficking at Asian massage parlors in Wichita remains in limbo after a last-minute request for a mental evaluation. Prospective jurors for Monday’s trial of Gary H. Kidgell, of Waltham (WAWL’-tham), Mass., and his wife, Wichita resident Yan Zhang, were sent home. U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren granted an oral motion by Zhang’s attorney for the evaluation. An indictment alleges sex trafficking by force, fraud or coercion. One count also charges Kidgell with harboring for financial gain an immigrant who was in the country unlawfully.

Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick discusses legislative issues Friday during a news conference in his Statehouse office in Topeka.
Seven House members are starting their first session in Topeka. The House and Senate both convene at 2 p.m. with brief remarks from House Speaker Ray Merrick and Senate President Susan Wagle. The Senate is likely to read the appointment of Lindsborg Sen. Jay Emler who has been selected by Gov. Sam Brownback to fill a vacancy on the Kansas Corporation Commission.

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Group working on Medicaid plan, but GOP wary
TOPEKA — The Kansas Hospital Association is working on an alternative to expanding Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul, but Gov. Sam Brownback and other top Republican leaders remained wary as the GOP-dominated Legislature opened its annual


session Monday. Cindy Samuelson, a Kansas Hospital Association vice president, said the group is not yet sure what form the proposal will take. One possible option is using additional federal dollars for Medicaid promised by the 2010 federal health care law to subsidize private health coverage for uninsured Kansans, an approach taken by Arkansas and Iowa. The association last year hired a firm led by former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt to help draft a proposal for legislators, and the association’s board expects to get an update on the work during a regular conference call meeting Tuesday. Leavitt is a former Republican governor of Utah. Kansas legislators last year voted to prohibit the expansion of Medicaid through June 2015. The state’s $3 billion-ayear Medicaid program —

known as KanCare — provides health coverage for about 343,000 needy and disabled Kansans. Advocates for expanding Medicaid argue that it will help tens of thousands of needy Kansans, and the association notes that the federal law cut payments to hospitals elsewhere, anticipating that states would expand Medicaid to offset those changes. “We’re hopeful that we can develop some sort of unique Kansas solution,” Samuelson said. Brownback and most other top Kansas Republicans have been critical of the federal health overhaul, which was championed by President Barack Obama, a Democrat. They’ve argued that its mandates will drive up insurance costs and hurt the economy, and they’ve been skeptical that the federal government will keep its promises to finance most of the Medicaid expansion.

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Lesbian keeps cheating on girlfriend
Dear Annie: I have been in a committed relationship for a year. Admittedly, my girlfriend and I (we are lesbians) rushed into things. We moved in together quickly when she broke up with her girlfriend of five years. After the first month, “Dennie” cheated on me with her ex. I wrote it off, but a few months later, she cheated again. I have generalized anxiety disorder and started to associate going to work with Dennie’s cheating, which made my work life miserable. Shortly after all of this happened, I emotionally cheated with an ex of my own. I admitted this to Dennie. She was angry and sad, but I said she should give me a second chance because I’d already given her two. I deleted my ex’s phone number and blocked her in all forms of communication. I recently found out that Dennie visited her ex when she was briefly in the hospital It wasn’t cheating, but we had agreed that one of the conditions of continuing our relationship is that all contact with the exes must be stopped. One month later, Dennie cheated on me again with this same girl — in our home. It’s hard for me to look at Dennie the same way. My head keeps telling me to let her go, but my heart isn’t ready. I’ve asked Dennie to go with me for counseling, but she says she wants us to work it out on our own. She says she isn’t the only one at fault. We’ve both made mistakes, but the difference is that I’ve learned from mine. I can’t continue unless we both can be faithful. What should I do? — Cheated On Again Dear Cheated On: Dennie is not yet over her ex, and you seem well aware of it. You were her rebound. You desperately want Dennie to be someone she is not, and it isn’t working out. Unless you want your heart broken over and over, please let her go. Even if she doesn’t return to her ex, her next relationship might not be with you. If you can accept this outcome, you can move forward. Dear Annie: Growing up, I thought if I had siblings, I would have learned how to get along with others my own age. But now that I have reached the ripe old age of 70, I am grateful to have been an only child. Here’s why: There was enough money

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to send me to college. I have read countless letters in your column complaining about siblings and have listened to the complaints of my friends about theirs. I knew it was totally on me to make decisions about my parents’ health as they became unable to do so, with no arguments from siblings. So for your readers out there who are thinking of stopping after one child, I say good idea. — Only Child in Massachusetts Dear Child: We are glad you have embraced your status. But for every person who is happy to be an only child, you will find others who could not imagine their lives without their loving siblings. Granted, people complain about their relatives, and when it comes to advice columns, you are more likely to read about problems. We know that siblings can drive you crazy — so can spouses and parents. But a good relationship with a brother or sister can be a source of comfort throughout life. Dear Annie: “A Loving and Lonely Grandma” said her teenage granddaughter avoids her because of her raspy voice. At least one of the parents is complicit in the girl’s behavior. I can understand her being embarrassed. Teenagers can be embarrassed by your breathing. But sometime in the distant past, her parents should have stopped the behavior, saying, “How would you feel if someone treated you like that because you had a different voice?” It’s a teaching moment. — S.B.

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ARIES (March 21—April 19). The thing that was difficult to obtain will be even harder to keep. That probably won’t discourage you, nor should it. Some of the best things in life are difficult. TAURUS (April 20—May 20). You don’t have to make a huge gesture, but this is a good time to deepen your commitment to a partner in some way. Maybe it’s just an agreement you make to get together next week. GEMINI (May 21—June 21). You’ll surprise yourself by taking action you didn’t plan and wouldn’t have expected from yourself. Who you are is always changing to meet new challenges and experiences. CANCER (June 22—July 22). You would do well to follow the principles of your grandparents. Something about the way they ordered their lives will work for you now, despite how times have changed. LEO (July 23—Aug. 22). Complaining may feel good in the moment, but today you sense that it will do nothing to solve your problem. You’d rather deal with things by going directly to the trouble source and handling it. VIRGO (Aug. 23—Sept. 22). People make mistakes. You make mistakes, too, and that’s to be expected from time to time. Offer yourself some of that forgiveness you so generously afford others. LIBRA (Sept. 23—Oct. 23). Guidance from unseen forces will help you see the way. You’re willing to do what isn’t fun as long as you know it’s the right thing to do. The right thing to do actually feels better than fun. SCORPIO (Oct. 24—Nov. 21). It’s not fair, but it’s true. A not so great book with an attractive cover is more likely to be opened than a stellar book with a bland cover. Your attention to appearances makes people want to know you. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22—Dec. 21). Some secrets are fun, like the password to a club or a shortcut to the candy store. Most secrets aren’t so fun and should be shared in order to diffuse their ominous power. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22—Jan. 19). A carefully laid plan will be helpful, but you can’t rely on it entirely. Unforeseen events will require you to adlib. Stay flexible, and you’ll turn the difficulties of this day into successes. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20—Feb. 18). It seems your work requires one small risk after another today. Like a turtle, you seem to only be able to progress when you’re sticking your neck out. PISCES (Feb. 19—March 20). You have many interests and far fewer beliefs. This is a good way to live, as too many beliefs are like walls that separate you from the wonder and adventure of the unknown.




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Huge spending bill would bury budget battles
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Top congressional negotiators Monday night released a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending bill that would pay for the operations of government through October and finally put to rest the bitter budget battles of last year. The massive measure fleshes out the details of the budget deal that Congress passed last month. That pact gave relatively modest, but much-sought relief to the Pentagon and domestic agencies after deep budget cuts last year. The bill would avert spending cuts that threatened construction of new aircraft carriers and next-generation Joint Strike Fighters. It maintains rent subsidies for the poor, awards federal civilian and military workers a 1 percent raise and beefs up security at U.S. embassies across the globe. The Obama administration would be denied money to meet its full commitments to the International Monetary Fund but get much of the money it wanted to pay for implementation of the new health care law and the 2010 overhaul of financial regulations. The 1,582-page bill was released after weeks of negotiations between House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers, R-Ky., and Senate counterpart Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., who kept a tight lid on the details until its release late Monday. “This agreement shows the American people that we can compromise, and that we can govern,” Mikulski said. “It puts an end to shutdown, slowdown, slamdown politics.” The GOP-led House is slated to vote on the measure Wednesday, less than 48 hours after it became public. In their campaign to take over the House in 2010, Republicans promised a 72-hour review period. On Tuesday, the House is slated to approve a short-term funding bill to extend the Senate’s deadline to finish the overall spending bill until midnight on Saturday. The current short-term spending bill expires at midnight Wednesday evening. The measure doesn’t contain in-your face victories for either side. The primary achievement was that there was an agreement in the first place after the collapse of the budget process last year, followed by a 16-day government shutdown and another brush with a disastrous first-ever default on U.S. obligations.


Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., flanked by Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., left, and Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks on Capitol Hill Aug. 1, 2013 in Washington.
• Rudolph Goetsch Jr. —Sheriff • Lisa Eickholt — Human Resources • Margie Wildman — Treasurer • Jo Olsen — Community Corrections • Jim Parker — Sheriff • Earl Stackhouse Jr. — Sheriff • Ty Stanley — Public Works • Chuck Tidd — Sheriff • Lynn White — Sheriff

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graders. When he first arrived, he worked with the bridge crew mixing concrete by hand in buckets. “The equipment is so much better,” Christenson said about the advancements. “You can actually plow snow in your T-shirt now. Before, you could freeze to death, even with the heaters on.” Human Resources Director Lisa Eickholt said her 25 years with the county has gone by fast. She began her career in the Geary County Extension office, where she worked for nine years. After, she began working in the Human Resources office.

“Geary County’s been good to me,” Eickholt said. “I enjoy working with the people and I have a variety of things to do everyday. I never know what the day is going to be like.” Florence Whitebread was honored for 20 years of service as a commissioner. “It’s a very humbling experience because mine is a little different than the person who is a hired employee,” Whitebread said about being elected every four years. “I feel very honored to be able to serve the people of Geary County.” Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief Garry Berges received accolades for 30 years. “It’s a nice recognition,” Berges said. When he first began, he in order to retain services provided by the county. Diane Briestensky-Leonard, Geary County Register of Deeds, said it would be a lot of money for the county to make up if the fee disappears. “If they do away with that fee, they are going to be paying it one way or another, perhaps in property taxes, and that’s going to continue yearly,” Briestensky-Leonard said. The total amount of revenue from 2010, 2011 and 2012 totaled more than $1.18 million. All mortgage holders must pay when filing with the county. In order to secure the mortgage, a fee of 0.26 percent on the principal debt is required. According to the resolution, 25/26 of the percent is deposited in the county’s general fund, and the remaining is distributed to the state’s Heritage Trust Fund, which helps preserve historic structures. Several years ago, BriestenskyLeonard said the C.L. Hoover Opera House received a grant from the organization. As an example, a mortgage of $115,862 would result in a fee of $301.24, of which $289.66 would go to the county and $11.58 to the Heritage Trust Fund.

served with the Geary County Sheriff’s Office before making a transition to his current occupation. He enjoys working with the public and other county officials. Employees also received awards from the Kansas Association of Counties for service in eight year increments.

Community Corrections • Joan Rairden — Sheriff • Suzan Smith — Community Corrections

10 years
• Catharina Ballard — Sheriff • Tracy Sharp-Marion — Court Trustee • Luisa White — Attorney

30 years
• Garry Berges — Emergency Management • Bertram Mathis — Sheriff

16 years
• Cathy Bibbs — ROD • Meredith Butler — Community Corrections • Tony Cruz — Attorney • Tom Goudey — Public Works

Geary County Service Awards for 2013
5 years

15 years
• Janet Lockwood — Court Trustee

35 years
• Rodney Christenson — Public Works

• Vicky Budinas — Attorney • LaRonda Graham-Smith — Sheriff • Lloyd Graham — Attorney • Kristen Hallum — Community Corrections • Jovina Moreno — Sheriff • Lawrence Palmer — “Every state has some kind of fee,” Whitebread said. “It’s something that’s just not a Kansas thing. It’s across the United States, so we’re not out of line to collect the mortgage registration fee.” Briestensk y-Leonard pointed out that paying taxes on property is a longtime commitment. “You’re only looking at paying $300 one time, versus going up in property taxes,” Briestensky-Leonard said. “If you can’t afford $300 to pay on the mortgage fee, you really shouldn’t be taking out a mortgage.” A legislative meeting with the Kansas Register of Deeds Association is set for mid-February. “We’re hoping to persuade them to oppose it with us,” BriestenskyLeonard said.

20 years
• Teresa Mahieu — Register of Deeds • Florence Whitebread — Commissioner • Richord Witt — Public Works

Kansas Association of Counties Service Awards for 2013
8 years

24 years
• Dennis Cox — Public Works • Ralph Walker — Attorney

25 years
• Linda Caraballo — Treasurer Bennett is up for re-election this year. He’s unsure about running for another term due to health reasons. “There’s a couple of

• Michelle Brown — Attorney • Justin Floberg — Sheriff • Jennifer Gatlin — Human Resources things I need to look at,” Bennett said about making an official announcement. “I’ve been going through a series of doctor visits and

32 years
• Sherri Childs — Treasurer checking all the things you need to check when get to be my age. So far, I’ve had a very positive response.”

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an unreasonable burden on borrowers and is repetitive due to other fees paid to the register of deeds. But Commissioner Larry Hicks conveyed the burden would be placed on the to taxpayers. “Those dollars provide an opportunity for us to be able to meet many of the respective needs for taxpayers in this county and to put us in a position to be able to provide much needed sources for them,” he said. “I’m hopeful that our legislators will be able to convey that message to others in both the House and Senate.” Commissioner Ben Bennett said it’s something he’s concerned about as well. “It’s an issue and I talked to a couple of bankers in this community, and I got a positive response about it staying as it is,” he said. If KBA and KAR have their way, Geary County officials believe it’ll put a burden on local taxpayers. In 2012, the county collected more than $517,000 in mortgage registration fees. If this fee did not exist, taxpayers would have felt an increase of 2 mills in taxes

As a part of yearly business, Geary County Commissioners switched positions Monday. Hicks was elected at chairman for 2014 and Whitebread was elected as vice president. Bennett was selected for the secretary position. “That’s our normal rotation for those type of jobs,” Bennett said.

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would “rather have some light industry” in the area, but said it might take an extra step to bring that industry to Geary County.

“Sometimes you have to think outside the box,” he said. Still, he believes a casino will not only help the immediate area, but the state as well. “This will help Geary County and a 25-mile radius,” he said. “Plus, the state will get money off income and sales tax.”

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drawing for a lifetime youth hunting license, and a raffle for rifles.

Folks who brought in racks from bucks shot this past year could enter a contest with two categories — one for bucks shot with a bow, and one for bucks shot with a rifle. Judges picked winners

and runners-up from both categories. Those winners received Cabela’s gift cards. The audience also was expected to crown one lucky buck as “Grandpa Boone’s Buck of the Year.”

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Each incident allegedly occurred at Faith Tabernacle or the Apostolic Academy in Junction City. Each of the victims was younger than 16 years. Some were younger than 14 at the time of the incidents.

A stipulated factual basis submitted in court in November states Junction City detectives were assigned to investigate child abuse complaints alleged to have occurred at the Apostolic Academy, 2412 Rucker Road, which is affiliated with Faith Tabernacle, on Aug. 6, 2012. Police arrested Young a week later. On top of his prison sentence, Young will face lifetime post-release supervision and lifetime offender registration.

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Junction City senior tight end Semaj Johnson was selected to represent the Blue Jays in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl game this summer Johnson, who will play for the West team, was also selected a first-team All-Centennial League tight end. “I was very excited,” Johnson said. “I feel like I worked hard for it. And if I didn’t get it, I know the runner-ups, they worked hard for it as well, but I was very blessed and humble about it.” The Shrine bowl will be held on Saturday, July 26 at Pitt State University.

JCHS Bowling takes second 2B

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Jays return home to host Topeka

Semaj Johnson to represent JCHS in 2014 Shrine Bowl
It’s been 27 days since a crowd shuffled into the Shenk Gymnasium at Junction City High School, cheering loudly as it rides the emotional roller coaster that is a high school basketball game. To the boys basketball team, it must seem longer than the 10 years Odysseus spent traveling home following the conclusion of the Trojan War. The Blue Jays (3-3, 1-1) will finally hear that home crowd roar — and vanquish some Trojans of their own — when they host Topeka High (3-3,

1-2) tonight. “It is very exciting,” senior Semaj Johnson said Friday on the team returning home. “I feel like, overall we have three losses, but those losses haven’t been horrible losses. We’ve been playing against tough opponents so we’re very confident in this game.” For Junction City, it is the just the team’s second home game of the young season. The Trojans are coming off a 67-51 win against Washburn Rural where Joshua Barber scored 12 points in a balanced scoring attack. “They’re fast, they’re athletic, they defend well, they’re very quick and aggressive,”

Battle said of his opponent. “They’re physical, they’re not big but they’re physical. (Topeka High coach Pat Denney) has them playing their style, they want to get up and run.” To prepare for High’s uptempo pace, Battle had his team work extensively on its pressbreak over the weekend. Johnson said the key for the Blue Jays is to stick to their principles and play defense. Junction City prefers to play at a more deliberate pace, where they avoid mistakes and limit its opponent’s second chances on offense. “I think a big part of tomorEthan Padway • The Daily Union row night’s going to be who is Junction City’s Alex Long looks to move the ball against Hays on Dec. 17 in the Shenk Gym. Please see Basketball, 6B

St. Xavier hosts Manhattan CHIEF
St. Xavier hosted Manhattan Chief on Friday. The Girls lost 41-35 and the boys lost 47-37.

Chapman High School hosted Clay Center for a doubleheader of high school basketball Friday. The Fighting Irish boys lost 49-46. Kade Stroud led the home team with 17 points and Bryce Winters scored 12 of his own in the contest. In the girls game, Macey Langvardt paced Chapman with 12 points but it wasn’t enough as they fell 43-36. Morgan Beemer and Megan Anderson each scored nine points on the evening.

Chapman vs. Clay Center

Showing no rust

Former KU DB Harris out with torn ACL

Associated Press
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris Jr. is out for the rest of the playoffs after an MRI on Monday revealed a torn ACL in his left knee, a person with knowledge of the results told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because coach John Fox hadn’t addressed the media yet. Harris was injured in the third quarter of Denver’s 24-17 win over San Diego in the AFC Divisional round Sunday. After he went out, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers staged a comeback from a 17-point deficit largely by targeting Harris’ rusty replacement, veteran Quentin Jammer. It fell short, however, when Peyton Manning was able to keep Rivers on the sideline over the final 3 minutes, 51 seconds by converting a trio of third downs. The Broncos (14-3) have endured an injury epidemic, especially on defense, to reach the AFC title game against New England (13-4), but Harris’ injury could prove the hardest to overcome. They could move Champ Bailey, a 12-time Pro Bowler who’s been relegated to slot duty after returning from a nagging foot injury last month, back outside or they could insert rookie Kayvon Webster in Harris’ spot opposite shut-down cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Webster is playing with a cast on his right thumb, which he broke in two places a month ago, requiring surgery to insert six screws and five pins. Another option is Tony Carter, who was covering a punt at New England on Nov. 24 when returner Wes Welker didn’t call him off in time and the ball hit his leg, the Patriots recovered and Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal that gave them a 34-31 win over Denver in overtime. Harris is the fifth defensive starter the Broncos have lost, joining star linebacker Von Miller (knee), run-stuffer Kevin Vickerson (hip), safety Rahim Moore (leg) and end Derek Wolfe (seiPlease see Harris, 3B


The Tennessee Titans have wrapped up their coaching search by hiring San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt as their new head coach. Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith called the hiring a big day in announcing the hiring Monday. Smith says he looks forward to seeing Whisenhunt’s vision of building the Titans into a consistent winner a reality. Smith says Whisenhunt has a history of building successful offenses and noted the coach took Arizona to a Super Bowl. Whisenhunt will be introduced at a news conference Tuesday. The Titans flew to San Diego on Friday and interviewed Whisenhunt, who started his coaching career in Nashville at Vanderbilt. He was the fourth person interviewed by the Titans, who fired Mike Munchak on Jan. 4.

Titans hire Ken Whisenhunt as their new coach

Junction City’s Gabe Padilla (right) wrestles in the 120-pound division of the Clay Center tournament on Dec. 14.

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Junction City extends dual win streak to 23, takes second at Salina South Tournament
But the lineup changes in the 12th hour didn’t tarnish the Blue Jays streak of consecutive dual meet wins. For most of the first The Blue Jays dismonth and a half of the patched Rossville 39-30 winter sports season, the and Wellington 34-29 to biggest obstacle in the extend the streak to 23 Junction City wrestling matches. team’s path has been Junction City coach injuries. Robert Laster said he felt The Blue Jays just his team battled with a lot haven’t been able to field of intensity to compenits optimal lineup. sate. D EVONTE In a double dual against “I think (the streak) was W ILSON Wellington and host Rosssome of the reason why we ville Friday, Junction won the duals at RossCity’s lineup took another hit ville,” Laster said. “Even though when illness struck some of the we were shorthanded, those guys wrestlers. have caught onto that as part of B Y T He D AILY U NION S TAF F our tradition and they don’t want to be the group to let the tradition down right now. It’s one of the things that’s pushing them is trying to keep that streak going.” Six Blue Jays, Millie Ybarra (106-pound division), Gabe Padilla (210-pound division), Jake Bazan (138-pound division), J’Quan Robinson (160-pound division), Devonte Wilson (182-pound division) and Kanye Hutchinson (220-pound division) each went 2-0 in the duals. Junction City then faced a quick turnaround when the team traveled to the Salina tournament on Saturday. Please see Wrestling, 6B

NCAA Football

The weekly college football coaches’ poll will go on, though it won’t have a direct say in which teams play for the national championship anymore. Grant Teaff, president of the American Football Coaches Association, says the poll that started in 1965 will continue. Sponsored for more than 20 years by USA Today, the coaches’ poll had been part of the formula used by the BCS to determine which teams play in the championship game. The Bowl Championship Series is being replaced next season by the College Football Playoff. The four teams that will participate in the national semifinals will be picked by a selection committee. Teaff says: “Our coaches believe their poll will be equally as significant in the future as it has been in the past 64 years.”

Coaches’ poll will go on after BCS is gone

No. 15 KU beats No. 8 Iowa State

Associated Press
AMES, Iowa — Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins grabbed every rebound in sight. Joel Embiid was nearly unstoppable in the paint in the second half, and Naadir Tharpe seemingly couldn’t miss. The young Jayhawks are growing up— and they’re putting it together in time for another run through the Big 12. Tharpe scored a career-high 23 points on just nine shots, Wiggins had 17 points and a seasonhigh 19 rebounds and No. 15 Kansas beat No. 8 Iowa State 77-70 on Monday night for its third straight win to open conference play. “The thing about it is, if you have followed our team closely, you could make the case that this team probably enjoyed playing less than other teams we’ve had,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. “But since we started conference play, they’re having as much fun as any team we’ve ever had.” The Jayhawks had plenty of reasons to smile Please see Jayhawks, 3B

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Kansas center Joel Embiid drives past Iowa State forward Georges Niang Monday in Ames, Iowa.

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Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris reacts to the crowd as he comes onto the field before playing the San Diego Chargers on Sunday.

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TV Sportswatch

College Basketball Polls

AP top 25
Record 17-0 16-0 16-0 15-1 17-0 15-1 13-2 14-1 14-2 14-1 15-2 13-2 12-3 14-3 11-4 14-1 12-3 14-3 15-2 14-2 14-3 15-1 12-4 15-2 13-3 13-3

6 p.m. ESPN — Wisconsin at Indiana ESPN2 — Oklahoma at Kansas St. FS1 — St. John’s at DePaul 8 p.m. ESPN — Kentucky at Arkansas FS1 — Butler at Creighton


6:30 p.m. NBCSN — Philadelphia at Buffalo TENNIS 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia 2 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia


3 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Abu Dhabi Championship, first round, at Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


1. Arizona (61) 2. Syracuse (4) 3. Wisconsin 4. Michigan St. 5. Wichita St. 6. Villanova 7. Florida 8. Iowa St. 9. Oklahoma St. 10. San Diego St. 11. Ohio St. 12. Baylor 13. Kentucky 14. Iowa 15. Kansas 16. UMass 17. Memphis 18. Louisville 19. Cincinnati 20. Creighton 21. Colorado 22. Pittsburgh 23. Duke 24. Saint Louis 25. Oklahoma 25. UCLA

Pts 1,621 1,560 1,482 1,442 1,300 1,289 1,205 1,048 1,046 1,020 979 952 912 831 686 579 536 525 405 329 328 299 193 148 103 103

Prv 1 2 4 5 6 8 10 9 11 13 3 7 14 20 18 19 24 12 — — 15 — 16 — — —

15. UMass 16. Iowa 17. Memphis 18. Kansas 19. Creighton 20. Duke 21. Pittsburgh 22. Colorado 23. Cincinnati 24. Gonzaga 25. UCLA

14-1 14-3 12-3 11-4 14-2 12-4 15-1 14-3 15-2 14-3 13-3

330 297 274 272 216 163 144 103 87 82 74

19 23 22 20 23 13 — 17 — 18 25

Atlantic Division
Toronto New York Brooklyn Boston Philadelphia Miami Atlanta Washington Charlotte Orlando Indiana Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee W 19 15 15 13 12 W 27 20 17 15 10 W 29 17 16 13 7 L 17 22 22 26 25 L 10 18 19 23 28 L 7 19 22 24 30 Pct .528 .405 .405 .333 .324 Pct .730 .526 .472 .395 .263 GB — 4 1/2 4 1/2 7 1/2 7 1/2 GB — 7 1/2 9 1/2 12 1/2 17 1/2

Oklahoma City at Memphis, 7 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Atlantic Division
Boston Tampa Bay Montreal Detroit Toronto Ottawa Florida Buffalo Pittsburgh Washington N.Y. Rangers Philadelphia Columbus New Jersey Carolina N.Y. Islanders GP 45 46 46 46 47 46 45 44 GP 47 45 47 46 46 47 46 47 W 29 27 26 20 22 20 17 13 W 33 22 24 23 22 19 19 18 L OT Pts GF GA 14 2 60 129 98 15 4 58 134 112 15 5 57 117 107 16 10 50 118 127 20 5 49 128 143 18 8 48 131 146 21 7 41 105 139 26 5 31 77 121 L OT Pts GF GA 12 2 68 152 112 16 7 51 136 135 20 3 51 118 124 19 4 50 121 129 20 4 48 129 131 18 10 48 108 117 18 9 47 111 130 22 7 43 130 152

Southeast Division

Others receiving votes: Saint Louis 68, Oregon 51, Missouri 43, Oklahoma 39, Kansas St. 15, California 9, Michigan 9, New Mexico 9, UConn 8, George Washington 6, Harvard 6, So. Miss. 5, Virginia 4, VCU 2, Xavier 2. Record 1. UConn (36) 17-0 2. Notre Dame 15-0 3. Duke 16-1 4. Stanford 15-1 5. Louisville 16-1 6. Maryland 14-1 7. Baylor 14-1 8. South Carolina 16-1 9. North Carolina 14-3 10. Kentucky 14-3 11. Oklahoma St. 14-1 12. Tennessee 13-3 13. Iowa St. 14-1 14. LSU 13-3 15. California 12-3 16. Penn St. 11-4 17. Florida St. 14-2 18. Nebraska 12-3 19. Arizona St. 14-2 20. NC State 15-2 21. Colorado 11-4 22. Purdue 11-4 23. Rutgers 13-2 24. Vanderbilt 14-3 25. Texas A&M 13-4

Women’s Top 25

Central Division
Pct GB .806 — .472 12 .421 14 .351 16 1/2 .189 22 1/2

6 p.m. ESPN2 — Notre Dame at Maryland 7 p.m. ESPN — Utah at San Antonio 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Denver at Golden State


Others receiving votes: Missouri 42, Oregon 39, UConn 35, Kansas St. 25, Gonzaga 17, Michigan 11, California 10, Virginia 6, Louisiana Tech 5, Harvard 3, Illinois 3, New Mexico 3, Xavier 3, George Washington 2.

USA Today Top 25 Poll
1. Arizona (30) 2. Syracuse (1) 3. Wisconsin 4. Michigan St. (1) 5. Wichita St. 6. Villanova 7. Florida 8. Oklahoma St. 9. Ohio St. 10. Iowa St. 11. San Diego St. 12. Kentucky 13. Baylor 14. Louisville Record 17-0 16-0 16-0 15-1 17-0 15-1 13-2 14-2 15-2 14-1 14-1 12-3 13-2 14-3 Pts 798 766 724 718 666 598 573 517 516 495 481 424 413 393 Pvs 1 2 4 4 6 10 11 12 3 7 15 16 9 8

7 p.m. NBCSN — Washington at Pittsburgh 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia 2 a.m. ESPN2 — Australian Open, second round, at Melbourne, Australia


Pts 900 841 828 811 736 723 696 647 571 540 539 522 453 404 330 302 301 246 230 183 179 172 101 96 95

Prv 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 10 13 9 15 8 11 12 19 14 18 16 23 20 17 21 — — —

Metropolitan Division

Southwest Division
San Antonio Houston Dallas Memphis New Orleans Portland Oklahoma City Denver Minnesota Utah L.A. Clippers Golden State Phoenix L.A. Lakers Sacramento W 30 25 23 17 15 W 28 28 19 18 13 W 26 25 21 14 13 L 8 14 16 19 22 L 9 9 18 19 26 L 13 14 16 23 22 Pct GB .789 — .641 5 1/2 .590 7 1/2 .472 12 .405 14 1/2 Pct .757 .757 .514 .486 .333 Pct .667 .641 .568 .378 .371 GB — — 9 10 16 GB — 1 4 11 11

Central Division
Chicago St. Louis Colorado Minnesota Dallas Nashville Winnipeg Anaheim San Jose Los Angeles Vancouver Phoenix Calgary Edmonton GP 48 44 45 48 45 47 48 GP 48 46 46 46 45 46 48 W 30 31 28 25 20 19 20 W 35 28 27 24 21 16 15 L OT Pts GF GA 8 10 70 175 132 8 5 67 161 99 12 5 61 132 115 18 5 55 118 119 18 7 47 127 139 21 7 45 109 141 23 5 45 133 146 L OT Pts GF GA 8 5 75 161 119 12 6 62 148 116 14 5 59 119 96 13 9 57 123 114 15 9 51 134 141 24 6 38 103 144 28 5 35 126 169

Northwest Division

Pacific Division

Pacific Division


Others receiving votes: West Virginia 83, Indiana 61, Gonzaga 39, Michigan St. 17, Middle Tennessee 15, Syracuse 10, Florida 9, Oklahoma 9, Iowa 8, Michigan 1, Saint Joseph’s 1, San Diego 1.


Today’s Games
Sacramento at Indiana, 6 p.m. New York at Charlotte, 6 p.m.

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

Wiggins leads KU past K-State

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LAWRENCE — Andrew Wiggins is from Canada, Wayne Selden from Massachusetts and Joel Embiid from the African nation of Cameroon. None of them grew up around the Kansas basketball program. None of them grew up around the Jayhawks’ rivalry with Kansas State. So all week, the trio of freshmen — along with the rest of the Jayhawks — were subjected to videos on the rivalry. Kansas coach Bill Self wanted to drive home the importance that those games against the Wildcats have taken on over the years. The message must have come through quite clearly. Wiggins scored 22 points, Selden added 20 and the No. 18 Jayhawks routed the 25th-ranked Wildcats 86-60 on Saturday for their sixth straight win in the series. “We wanted to put them in a mindset of the energy and the type of emotion this game has been played with in the past,” Self said. “It might have helped. I don’t know.” It sure seemed as if it helped. Embiid contributed 11 points and nine rebounds, and Perry Ellis scored 12 as Kansas (11-4, 2-0 Big 12) shot 56 percent and committed just seven turnovers. “It just shows we’re the dominant team in Kansas,” Wiggins said. The Wildcats (12-4, 2-1), who had won their last 10 games, lost their seventh straight at Allen Fieldhouse and for the 48th time in the last 51 meetings. Nino Williams had 12 points and Thomas Gipson scored 10 to lead Kansas State, but top scorer Marcus Foster was held to just seven points on 3-of-12 shooting. They have great depth. They’ve got so many weapons,” Wildcats coach Bruce Weber said. “You try to take away something and you have to give something, and they made shots.” Just about the only thing that didn’t go right for Kansas came late in the game, when Embiid threw an elbow that clipped Williams in the face. Embiid got a technical foul and was ejected, but a Big 12 official said he would not be suspended for Monday night’s game at Iowa State. “Regardless of what took prior, you have to be tough enough to think, ‘Next play,”’ Self said. “That’s frustrating to me that it would happen, even if it

was a situation where it was retaliatory, and I have no idea if it was.” Kansas State actually hung tough through the first 10 minutes of the game, finding a basket every time the frenzied crowd inside Allen Fieldhouse reached a throaty roar. But a couple of foul shots by Selden and a 3-pointer by Conner Frankamp set the Jayhawks off and running. Tarik Black’s basket in the paint finished off a 9-2 surge, and a put-back by Ellis off his own miss a few minutes later wrapped up another 9-2 run and gave Kansas a 33-18 lead. Selden, coming off a career-best 24 points at Oklahoma, knocked down a 3-pointer just before the halftime buzzer to send the Jayhawks into the locker room with a 45-28 cushion. Suddenly, the 278th meeting between the schools looked like so many before it. How impressive was the first half for Kansas? The Wildcats had been holding opponents to just 53 points per game during their 10-game win streak, yet allowed the Jayhawks to pile up 14 assists without a turnover and shoot 65.5 percent from the field. As if things weren’t going perfectly enough for Kansas, Embiid knocked down a 3 from the top of the key to open the second half — he’d missed the first two tries of his career. The Jayhawks partied hard the rest of the game. There was the alley-oop dunk by Wiggins off a feed from Selden, and a nimble post move by Embiid that resulted in another dunk. And even when Wiggins threw the ball away for the Jayhawks’ first turnover,

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Kansas guard Naadir Tharpe drives against Kansas State guard Jevon Thomas in Lawrence Saturday.
he atoned for it with backto-back 3-pointers for a 58-34 lead. Then came Wiggins’ biggest highlight, a one-handed slam that went through the rim with such force that the ball bounced the entire length of the floor the other direction. In a sign of just how badly things were going for the Wildcats, they were hit with three charging fouls in a span of just a few minutes in the second half. It’s become rare enough to see one offensive foul in a game the way such calls are being made this season. “It was an offensive game and we’re not an offensive team yet,” Williams said. “We’re a defensive team and we let the offense dictate the game.”

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in perhaps their most impressive win of the season. Embiid had 12 of his 16 points in the second half to go with five blocks for the Jayhawks (12-4, 3-0), who outrebounded Iowa State 53-36. Kansas opened the second half with a 16-5 run and led the rest of the way, handing the Cyclones (14-2, 2-2) their second consecutive loss after a 14-0 start. Iowa State doesn’t start anyone taller than 6-foot7, and its lack of size is threatening to become an issue. “This is a couple of games in a row now where, probably the difference has been on the glass,” Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We were pretty good in the non-conference portion of the schedule. You don’t want this to be a trend moving forward.” It wasn’t all good news for Kansas either. The Jayhawks committed 24 turnovers but they survived by shooting 49 percent from the field and dominating the glass. “We handled the ball miserably. Looked like a third grade team out there offensively sometimes taking care of the ball. But we made up for it by being pretty good on the glass. It was a great win,” Self said. DeAndre Kane, who sprained an ankle in the loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, had 21 points for Iowa State, which lost to Kansas for the 17th time in 18 games. The Cyclones, the Big 12’s top 3-point shooting team, were a dreadful 4 of 25 from beyond the arc. Kane, who led the Big 12 with 22.7 points, 6.3 assists and 3.3 steals through three league games, responded well enough to around the clock treatment on his left ankle that he has able to start. It didn’t provide the early boost the Cyclones were looking for. Kansas jumped all over Iowa State, rolling to a quick 15-4 lead less than 5 minutes in. But the Cyclones fought their way back to tie the game at 36-all on Kane’s 3 at the halftime buzzer. The Jayhawks started the second half the way they did the first. Perry Ellis extended their lead to 52-41 with a slam with 13:32 left, and Embiid wrapped two baskets around a blocked shot

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zure-like symptoms). Harris was hurt on the opposite side of the field when Rivers completed a 19-yard pass to Keenan Allen along the San Diego sideline with 8:17 remaining in the third quarter. He was taken inside for evaluation and when he wasn’t in the locker room after the game, his teammates were concerned his injury was serious. “I don’t really know what happened. I’m praying that everything is fine,” Terrance Knighton said after the game. “We’ve faced so much adversity all year with injuries, and if Chris is there, then I’m happy for it, but if he’s not, then like we’ve been saying all year, the next guy has got to step up and play.” Harris helped hold Rivers to 20 yards passing in the first half but after he went out, Rivers threw two TD passes to Allen and it took Manning’s 21-yard completion to tight end Julius Thomas on third-and-17 from his own 20 to help the Broncos salt away the win. “Philip got hot there in the second half. I did not want to give him the ball back there at the end,” Manning said. “There was some real want-to on our offense’s part to stay on the field on that last series.” Harris, who received a $2,000 signing bonus as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas three years ago, is set to become a restricted free agent this offseason and was certain to receive the highest possible tender from the Broncos, which figures to be in the $3 million range. A torn ACL typically requires six to nine months of recovery and rehab.

Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins drives past Iowa State forward Melvin Ejim Monday in Ames, Iowa.
as Kansas went ahead 64-53. Kane could have made it a one-possession game with under a minute left, but he missed a layup and Tharpe answered with two free throws. Kane said his ankle was an issue — and he was also kneed in the thigh with about 4 minutes left. “I really couldn’t cut and go change of pace. But that’s no excuse. I played 37 minutes. I was out there enough. I just didn’t do enough to help my team win,” Kane said. Melvin Ejim had 15 points for Iowa State, but forward Georges Niang had 11 points on 4-of-20 shooting from the field. Iowa State was just 9 of 37 from the field in the second half. “We came out hard. We came out hungry,” Wiggins said of his team’s second-half surge. Iowa State had longed for another crack at Kansas at home after the Jayhawks rallied for a contentious overtime win here last season. But Iowa State’s inability to knock down 3s they’d normally make was too much to overcome — and Embiid and the Jayhawks confounded the Cyclones with their size and length. “I think Embiid is the best player in the country,” Hoiberg said. “He’s huge. He’s got great length. He can shoot, he’s got incredible footwork and he’s been playing the game for about two years.”

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS Case No. 13CV296 K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure (Title to Real Estate Involved) Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff vs. John M Velazquez , et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Geary, State of Kansas, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 13CV296 , wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the under signed Sheriff of said County, di rected, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at 10:00 AM, on 01/22/2014, at the front door of Geary County Courthouse, the following described real estate located in the County of Geary, State of Kansas, to wit: LOT TEN (10), BLOCK FOUR (4) IN A. C. DEVELOPMENT ADDITION, UNIT NUMBER ONE, JUNCTION CITY, GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS. SHERIFF OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS Respectfully Submitted, By: Shawn Scharenborg, KS # 24542 Sara Knittel, KS # 23624 Kelli N. Breer, KS # 17851 Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C. (St. Louis Office) 12400 Olive Blvd., Suite 555 St. Louis, MO 63141 Phone: (314) 991-0255 Fax: (314) 567-8006 Email: Attorney for Plaintiff A1223 12/31, 2013; 1/7, 1/14, 2014

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of HELEN CAROL LAWSON, a/k/a HELEN C. LAWSON , Deceased Case No. 14 PR-4 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Roger W. Lawson, one of the heirs of Helen Carol Lawson, Deceased, praying that descent be determined of the following described real property: Lot Eighteen (19), Block Six (6), Cuddy’s Addition to Junction City, Geary County, Kansas and owned by decedent at the time of death described in the Petition, and that such property owned by the decedent at the time of death be assigned pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before February 10, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. before the Honorable Charles M. Zimmerman, in the District Court of Geary County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Roger W. Lawson, Petitioner Benjamin A. Johnson, SC #24653 WEARY DAVIS, L.C. 555 Poyntz Ave., Ste. 240 Manhattan, KS 66502 785-539-2208 Attorneys for Petitioner A1258 1/14, 1/21, 1/28 2014

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL COURT DEPARTMENT Case No. 13 CV 365 Court No. 1 Title to Real Estate Involved NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. HALEY M. BIER-ROSA AKA HALEY MARIE BIER; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, EXECUTORS, ADMINIS TRATORS, DEVISEES, TRUS TEES, CREDITORS AND ASSIGNS OF CLIFF J. ROSA, DECEASED; and JOHN DOE/JANE DOE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT STATE OF KANSAS to the above named Defendants and all other persons who are or may be concerned: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Mortgage Foreclosure has been filed in the District Court of Geary County, Kansas by Nationstar Mortgage LLC, praying for foreclosure of certain real property legally described as follows: LOT NINE (9), BLOCK SEVENTEEN (17), CUDDY`S ADDITION TO THE JUNCTION CITY, GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS, ("PROPERTY") and for an in rem judgment against the Property and any other inter ested parties and you are hereby required to plead to the Petition for Foreclosure on or before February 25, 2014 at Geary County, Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the request of plaintiff. Respectfully submitted, MARTIN, LEIGH, LAWS & FRITZLEN, P.C. _____________________________ Beverly M. Weber Dustin J. Stiles KS #20570 KS #25152

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able to dictate the tempo,” Battle said. “If it’s a game that’s going to be a track meet, that’s what Topeka High wants to do. We want it to be more of a, I wouldn’t say a half court game because we run too, but we want it to be where we’re possessing the ball.” A win would bring Junction City back above .500 and send a message to the other teams in its substate. “It’s a big week for us but Topeka High is an opponent where it’s going to be a great, competitive game,” Battle said. “I think the two teams are pretty evenly matched and I think it’s going to be one of those down to the wire games, it’s going to be a dogfight. I think the opponent, combined with being at home, there’s going to be a great deal of excitement.”

The Junction City girls basketball team didn’t play up to its potential Friday at Highland Park. Despite escaping with a victory, the Blue Jays (3-3, 1-1) know they left something out on the court. It’s a feeling they don’t wish to duplicate tonight when Topeka High (4-3, 1-3) comes to Junction City. “It was a pretty good confidence booster except Highland Park, we struggled against them,” senior Bre Waterman said. “I felt most of the players had bad games, but I

Junction City Girls look to carry over momentum from Friday

feel like we pulled together as a team and realized that we need to step it up because we have two really big games this week for the lead and I feel like Highland Park was a reality check.” One aspect Junction City hopes will continue is the team’s ability to close out games — something it struggled with in December but finally pieced together Friday. A big part of closing out Highland Park came by Junction City sinking its free throws in the fourth quarter. “That’s something that we’ve been working on and we’re trying to get better at,” Junction City coach Nate Parks said. “How we play on offense, we know that we’re going to have to be at the free-throw line more than we used to be so we’re going to have to get better at that.” In Topeka High, the Blue Jays will see another team that will try and open up the court with a faster pace of play. Preventing turnovers in the backcourt could factor in which team finishes the contest in celebration. “I think they’re going to put a lot of pressure on us and push the ball up the floor,” Parks said. “I don’t expect to see a lot of zone but we’re ready for anything.” If the Blue Jays can topple the Trojans, it will lift them above .500 and start their first winning streak of the season. “I think coming out with a lot of energy and we talk a lot about finishing, finishing everything we do, free throws, possessions, everything,” Parks said. “So if we finish and come out with a lot of energy, I think we’ll get a W.”

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In Salina, the Blue Jays returned two seniors, Micah Felton (out since mid December with a knee injury) and Andrew Millsap (missed the entire start of the season with a broken leg), to the lineup. Millsap, the defending 145-pound state champion, came back winning the 152-pound division. Felton took second in the 172-pound division. “(Millsap), considering he is coming off a broken leg, I thought he wrestled very well,” Laster said. “His rhythm is not there yet, I think with a few more matches under his belt, the competition rhythm will be all back. I was impressed with how he wrestled as well as Micah coming back off injuries.” Felton is still dealing with his injury, but didn’t let it slow him down. He put it out of his mind when he entered. “I went out there with the right mindset thinking ‘yeah, I got this,’” Fel-

ton said. Senior Devonte Wilson continued his torrid start to the season, picking up right where he left off by winning the 182-pound division. Since taking second in the season’s first tournament, Wilson stormed back to win the last two. Laster said Wilson has really stepped up this season. “Devonte is a very big and powerful guy and very fast,” He said. “He’s getting very technical now and I think that’s helping him out. He’s a senior and he’s been in our program for four years and so everything is basically starting to pay off for Devonte. And that’s really what you want to see as far as your seniors coming around and being the main part of your team.” Lake Deam (113-pound division) and Jake Bazan (138-pound division), both returning state qualifiers, also took second in the tournament. Gabe Padilla (120-pound division) and Kayne Hutchinson (220-pound division) each placed

fourth. Junction City finished third with 103.5 points. Manhattan won the tournament with 137 points and Colby took second with 105 points. “I was hoping we could finish in the top two and we had opportunities, but we needed some more guys to either place or some guys in the final win their championship round,” Laster said. The wrestling team has another busy schedule this week when it travels to Abilene for a dual on Thursday and then to the Basehor-Linwood tournament Friday and Saturday. “Basehor-Linwood is an indicator for our guys,” Laster said. “It’s one we use to help us learn about state, holding your weight for two days and how to wrestle in a two-day format, so it’s good for us. And then this tournament is harder than our state tournament just due to out of state teams coming and then the top teams in each classification (in Kansas) showing up as well.”

A-Rod sues MLB, Players’ union to overturn drug ban

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NEW YORK — Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players’ union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was “clear and convincing evidence” the New York Yankees star used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport’s drug investigation. As part of the complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, Rodriguez’s lawyers made public Saturday’s 34-page decision by arbitrator Fredric Horowitz, who shortened a penalty originally set at 211 games last August by baseball Commissioner Bud Selig for violations of the sport’s drug agreement and labor contract. Horowitz, a 65-year-old making his second decision as baseball’s independent arbitrator, trimmed the discipline to 162 games, plus all postseason games in 2014. “While this length of suspension may be unprecedented for a MLB player, so is the misconduct he committed,” Horowitz wrote. Horowitz concluded Rodriguez used testosterone, human growth hormone and Insulin-like growth factor-1 in 2010, 2011 and 2012 in violation of baseball’s Joint Drug Agreement. He relied on evidence provided by the founder of the now-closed Biogenesis of America antiaging clinic in Florida. “Direct evidence of those violations was supplied by

New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez arrivng at the offices of Major League Baseball in New York on Oct. 1, 2013.
the testimony of Anthony Bosch and corroborated with excerpts from Bosch’s personal composition notebooks, BBMs (Blackberry messages) exchanged between Bosch and Rodriguez, and reasonable inferences drawn from the entire record of evidence,” Horowitz wrote. “The testimony was direct, credible and squarely corroborated by excerpts from several of the hundreds of pages of his composition notebooks.” While the original notebooks were stolen, Horowitz allowed copies into evidence. Rodriguez’s suit accused the Major League Baseball Players Association of “bad faith,” said its representation during the hearing was “perfunctory at best” and accused it of failing to attack a civil suit filed by MLB in Florida state court as part of its Biogenesis investigation. His lawyers criticized Michael Weiner, the union head who died from a brain tumor in November, for saying last summer he recommended Rodriguez settle for a lesser penalty if MLB were to offer an acceptable length. “His claim is completely without merit, and we will aggressively defend ourselves and our members from these baseless charges,” new union head Tony Clark said in a statement. “The players’ association has vigorously defended Mr. Rodriguez’s rights throughout the Biogenesis investigation, and indeed throughout his career. Mr. Rodriguez’s allegation that the association has failed to fairly represent him is outrageous, and his gratuitous attacks on our former executive director, Michael Weiner, are inexcusable.” The suit also claimed the MLB engaged in “ethically challenged behavior” and was the source of media leaks in violation of baseball’s confidentiality rules. Rodriguez’s lawyers said Horowitz acted “with evident partiality” and “refused to entertain evidence that was pertinent and material.” They faulted Horowitz for denying

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Rodriguez’s request to have a different arbitrator hear the case, for not ordering Selig to testify and for allowing Bosch to claim Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in refusing to answer questions during cross-examination. They also said Horowitz let the league introduce “unauthenticated documents and hearsay evidence ... obtained by theft, coercion or payment,” wouldn’t allow them to examine Blackberry devices introduced by MLB and was fearful he would be fired if he didn’t side with management. Rodriguez asked the court to throw out Horowitz’s decision and find the league vio-

lated its agreements with the union and that the union breached its duty to represent him. The case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos. Supreme Court decisions have set narrow grounds for judges to vacate arbitration decisions, instances such as corruption or not following the rules agreed to by the parties. The three-time AL MVP admitted five years ago he used performance-enhancing substances while with Texas from 2001-03, but the third baseman has denied using them since. MLB’s Biogenesis investigation was sparked after the publication of documents last January by Miami New Times.

Bosch agreed in June to cooperate with MLB and testified during the hearing, which ran from September until November. Rodriguez’s lawyers attacked his credibility because of that deal, which included reimbursement by MLB for costs of lawyers, up to $2,400 daily for security, insulation from civil suits and a promise to tell law enforcement he was cooperative. “The benefits accorded to Bosch under that arrangement did not involve inducements that the panel considers to be improper,” wrote Horowitz, who chaired a three-man panel that included MLB Chief Operating Officer Rob Manfred and union General Counsel David Prouty.

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