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USD 475 to explore closing Custer Hill
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Custer Hill Elementary School is the center of a feasibility study by USD 475, as officials will attempt to determine whether to close the Fort Riley School. During Monday’s meeting, board member Anwar Khoury expressed his disappointment with the proposal because he was not notified in a timely manner. “This was thrown at the board,” Khoury said. “I’m confused about how the decision was made.” USD 475 officials said reasons involve the facility’s conCUSTER dition and HILL INFO usability. Custer Hill ElemenSuperintendent Ronald tary School was estabWalker said lished in 1963, and is the intent was the third-newest eleto get the mentary school on board’s per- Fort Riley, behind Elementary mission on Ware the topic. School (1983) and Elementary Board Presi- Seitz School (2012). dent Dr. Ferrell Miller and Vice President Kimberly Milleson previously discussed the closure with Walker and other USD 475 officials. “We just needed permission to look into it and come back with a solid recommendation,” Walker said. Through the study, officials will host town hall meetings regarding the Fort Riley school’s closure. Those meetings will involve parents and staff members. No official meeting dates have been scheduled. Please see USD
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Eric Smith of Junction City grabs a pack of bottled water off shelves late Monday afternoon at Walmart. Water was a popular item as shoppers stocked up for Tuesday’s projected snowfall. Forecasts Monday night called for snow totals of five to nine inches.
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Officials still discussing cleanup program
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A Junction City and Geary County cleanup program still remains a priority for the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce’s Community Image and Affairs Committee. However, almost a year after the committee formed, such a program for community members to the city of unsightly trash has yet to be finalized. “We’ve been trying for about 10 months to accomplish some type of ideas,” Alan Bontrager said Monday during the committee’s meeting. The core of the idea is to improve the appearance of Junction City and Geary County by giving residents an opportunity to remove trash from their properties. Geary County Public Works Administrator Dennis Cox was
“I’m not saying (a program) isn’t doable, but I can tell you we’re very tightly budgeted.”
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invited to the meeting to discuss the logistics of a cleanup like what the committee envisions. Cox said a community-wide cleanup program could overwhelm the county’s solid waste transfer station, which would be the destination for all the trash. The station provides municipal solid waste removal for citizens of Geary County. Cox said outside counties also use the station. After the waste is compacted, an outside contractor removes the waste from the station for a fee. The county recovers that cost by charging station users a fee based
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on how much waste they drop off. That fee is the one source of station funding, Cox said. If residents were allowed to drop off trash without paying, the county could incur a loss. “There would be a substantial loss in revenue,” Cox said. “I’m not saying (a program) isn’t doable, but I can tell you we’re very tightly budgeted.” Committee members told Cox similar programs have been completed in Manhattan and Abilene. Bontrager said he’d contact those communities to see how they operate their cleanups. Tom Silovsky recommended talking to county officials to see if they’d consider decreasing the station’s fee for the program, or whether the county’s contractor would waive its fee, allowing the program to be free for residents. “It might be worth a try,” Please see Cleanup, 8A
City Commission to discuss municipal court project
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Junction City may be one step closer to having a new municipal court scheduled facility following tonight’s City Commission meeting. The Commission’s first item of new business is to consider a firm to complete the architectural and engi-
neering services for the municipal court project. Municipal court has been held at 701 N. Jefferson St. since August, when a severe mold problem was discovered in the court’s former home on West Seventh Street. In December, the Junction City Commission voted 4-1 to renovate the city-
owned building on North Jefferson Street to convert it into a permanent home for court services. The Commission is expected to consider accepting a proposal for architectural and engineering service submitted by Bruce McMillan AIA Architects. The cost is expected to be about $100,430.
The overall project is expected to cost $1.1 million. Renovating the former building on Seventh Street would cost the city roughly $1.3 million, according to Assistant City Manager Cheryl Beatty. Other items on tonight’s agenda include purchasing options for a new pumper fire apparatus for the Junc-
tion City Fire Department and a sanitation truck for the Public Works Department. The pumper apparatus is expected to cost $480,816. The apparatus will be purchased using a lease-purchase program with Intrust Bank for $1.2 million. The remaining funds will Please see Court, 8A
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Gun control among hot topics at legislative breakfast
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In front of their constituents, four local legislators tackled tough political issues Saturday during a legislative breakfast. Some of those matters discussed at the Junction City Area Chamber of Commercehosted event included the controversial conceal-and-carry weapon law, of mortgage registration fees, and a projected loss in state revenue in upcoming years. Legislators in attendance included Sens. Tom Hawk (D-Manhattan) and Jeff Longbine (R-Emporia), and Reps. Allan Rothlisberg (R-Grandview Plaza) and Tom Moxley (R-Council Grove). Junction City Assistant City Manager Cheryl Beatty sparked the conversation about conceal-and-carry after mentioning her concern about the safety of employees and unruly customers. The law allows people with conceal-andcarry permits to take guns into public
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buildings, such as the courthouse and other offices, if there are no metal detectors or security guards at entrances. On Jan. 1, all “no guns allowed” signs were removed from the entrances of buildings if no plan is established. Security upgrades are underway at the courthouse, and plans are ongoing for the county’s municipal building. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf said one issue is open-carry and the patchwork of different laws throughout the state. He’s a supporter of conceal-carry, because there’s a system of checks to go through. “With open carry, you do not,” Wolf said. “Anyone can strap that gun on and walk down the street.” Longbine said security was a delicate issue, and expressed concern about the financial cost of providing adequate security. Many municipalities applied for a fourPlease see Gun control, 8A
Sen. Tom Hawk (D-Manhattan) talks with residents following a legislative breakfast Saturday morning at the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library in Junction City. The event was sponsored by the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce.
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Combatives leaders train senior NCOs
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Sweetheart dance set for Feb. 14, 15 at Riley’s
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Instructors with the Fort Riley combatives program trained the most senior-ranking enlisted soldiers in the latest Modern Army Combatives Program tactical training Jan. 22. Command Sgt. Maj. Tomeka Nolen O’Neal, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, was the only female at the training, but she made it known she was ready. “I’ve faced this challenge before with the Special Operation guys,” O’Neal said. “It’s just a matter of refocusing and getting back into it. It is not something I truly enjoy because it’s painful, but it’s a part of what we do, and it’s a part of us being able to handle hand-to-hand combat.” The instructors in the Fort Riley program are mostly military and prior military, and they all have a clear vision for developing Fort Riley Soldiers’ combatives skills, according to one of its trainers. “When you look at Soldiers, you are looking at unmolded metal, so you have to forge them to make them sharp. When they leave basic training, they are a very dull edge. As they progress in ranks, they get sharper and sharper,” said retired Staff Sgt. Frank Portillo, senior trainer, basic combatives course, and assistant trainer, tactical training course. Seasoned veterans tend to lose their skills over time, so they need to knock that dust off in order to maintain the same knowledge forgotten over time, Portillo said. “This instruction will open up their eyes to expand their knowledge on what we do here,” he said. The course is formed from years of progression through actual battlefield scenarios, and it is constantly being changed to fit the modern battlefield of today, said Sgt.
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Couples and groups can enjoy a fancy evening out on the town, right on post during the Sweetheart Dinner and Dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15 at Riley’s Conference Center. “This is an annual event we do here,” said Chris Downs, manager, Riley’s Conference Center. “The draw is (that) it’s something different on post. Couples can come and enjoy a night out on post with great food and great entertainment.” The evening will start with a cocktail hour, featuring light hors d’oeuvres, and the menu will feature a four-course meal. For the main course, patrons can select between Cornish hen with rosemary and garlic or herb-crusted bone-in pork loin. “I’m always excited about the menu,” Downs said. “It gives us an opportunity to put together some dishes that we don’t always get to put together – be a little bit more creative.”
Fort Riley held a combative tournament Thursday and Friday at the Combatives Training Facility, where male and female competitors of all skill levels were invited to compete in the graduated-rules tournament at the individual or team level. Thursday’s events included submission and grappling, and grappling with strikes took place Friday, along with the finals. Shown are two competitors on the final day of the tournament.
Bradley Cannon, combatives noncommissioned officer in charge, 1st Infantry Division. During the event, sergeants major had a rare opportunity to come together for combatives training, Cannon said. The training was part of the Training and Doctrine Command and the United States Army Combatives School. “I think it was a great eye-opener for everyone involved,” Cannon said. “A lot of these guys probably have seen combatives when they were young leaders, but the program has evolved from just basic submissions and fighting positions on the ground, to door kicking, weapons retention, weapons fighting and take downs.” The program is meant to teach everyone, from the complete novice to the professional, he said. “Modern Army Combatives program is one of the few things we have in the Army, where soldiers are able to start from the crawl, walk and run phase against a fully resistant opponent every time,” Cannon said. Many types of training ranges are all over the Army, but none give soldiers the type of real-world training combatives provides them, Cannon said. “The problems with those ranges, no one is firing back at them, but with the combatives program, Soldiers are made to feel the physical demands of that close-quarters battle scenario,” he said.
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DFMWR renews commitment to customers
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A pair of pens squeaked as Col. Andrew Cole, garrison commander, and William Bryant, director, Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, signed their names to a covenant, renewing their commitment to DFMWR employees and customers Jan. 23 at Riley’s Conference Center. “It is important to understand that we made two covenants today – one with our employees, and one with our
customers,” Bryant said. “We re-committed today to providing predictable, consistent, efficient, customerfocused quality products to our customers … Our customers are the best in the world – the men and women that defend our country and their families. The covenant is our promise that we will deliver to them excellent programs and services that are commensurate with the quality of their service to our nation.” Bryant drew special attention to the first line of the covenant, which reads, “Tak-
ing care of our customers begins with taking care of you, our employees.” “We think taking care of our customers begins with taking care of our employees,” Bryant said. “So, we – the management of (DFMWR) – recommitted ourselves today to providing our employees with a strong, supportive environment, where they can thrive and take care of our customers.” Cole similarly expressed his and the Fort Riley garrison leadership’s commitment to DFMWR employees, products and services.
“Part of what we’re doing here today is to reaffirm and to provide testament to the things that we should be delivering to allow for you all to do (what you do) for our customers,” Cole told the group of DFMWR employees gathered for the signing. “We’re committed to it.” Cole expressed the importance of keeping the team’s mission in mind, even during busy times, and recognized the employees for their daily contributions across all areas of DFMWR activities.
“It matters what you do,” Cole said. “Be very proud of that … We are certainly thankful for what you do.” Bryant agreed that employees make a difference in the community. “In observing our employees daily and in survey after survey, there is one thing that always stands out. They are totally dedicated to providing the best service possible to our Soldiers and their families,” Bryant said. “Without exception, that is the one thing I’ve found is true with every DFMWR employee. They all love tak-
ing care of Soldiers and families, and that’s what makes them proud to be a DFMWR employee.” The covenant signing has been an annual DFMWR tradition to renew the directorate’s commitment to its employees and customers. In addition to the covenant signing, DFMWR employees gathered for a town hall that included highlights of significant achievements from the previous year and an awards presentation, recognizing individual contributions and service milestones.
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Barton Community College offering gas measurement certificate class
Barton Community College will be offering a certificate program in gas measurement certification, a 30-hour course beginning in late February. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 540 Grant Ave. in Junction City. The first classes begin Feb. 24-28 and will continue through late May. The cost is $2,730 for non-Barton County residents. For more information, contact Tina Grillot at (620) 792-9325, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JCMS student wins state poster contest
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Ashley Heuton, a seventhgrade student at Junction City Middle School, has been named the Peace Poster Contest Winner for the state of Kansas. The contest is a program offered each year by the Kansas Lions Clubs, of which the Milford Lions are a part. Ashley’s original poster has been sent to the International Association of Lions Clubs headquarters in Oakbrook, Ill. where her entry will be judged in competition with 2,500 other winners from around the world. The grand prize winner will be announced at the Lions International Convention in Toronto, Canada, scheduled for early July. Her winning poster carried a message and described her thoughts as it related to the theme of “Our World —
Fort Riley soldiers to benefit from Manhattan Town Center event
Manhattan Town Center will be providing a donation of Girl Scout Cookies to soldiers at Fort Riley. Members of the community are invited to purchase boxes of cookies to be included in the delivery. Girl Scouts will be in the center court of the Mnahattan Town Center on Feb. 8. All cookie donations will be distributed to Fort Riley soldiers overseas within the USO and the Warrior Transition Battalion.
Ashley Heuton (far right), winner of the Kansas Lions Club’s Peace Poster Contest is shown with (from left) Al Urich, District Governor of Kansas Lions from Belleville and “MO” and Bev Greenwood of the Milford Lions Club, who sponsored Ashley in the contest.
Our Future.” “The hand in my poster is not colored to represent that the color of your skin doesn’t matter,” Ashley stated in a news release. “The lion represents strength and respect for all animals. The peace sign is between the hand and the lion because it shows that humans and animals should be peace. The world in the lion’s eye represents that animals are important on our world, our future.” Ashley is the 12-year-old daughter of Andrew and Jamie Heuton. Her father is in the military and is stationed at Fort Riley. She has lived in two different countries and four different states. Her hobbies include drawing, running cross country, computers, her cat Garfield and her dog Carla. Ashley’s goals are to be a veterinarian and to own a pet store.
Officials still looking at expanding East Street
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FHRC supports welcome center
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The Flint Hills Regional Council is in favor of a welcome center for travelers and tourists to learn more about the region, but it’s not about to give an opinion where that center should go. During its monthly meeting Friday, the council unanimously approved a resolution to support a welcome center. However, that support came without a favored location, and dedicated no council staff time to be spent on the center. In general, the council appeared to believe the center would be a good idea to help promote the region. “It would point to the Flint Hills,” said Deb Schwerdtfeger, Morris County Commissioner and regional council member. “It would make (travelers) aware of the Flint Hills.” For the last five years, a committee not associated with the regional council has been working to develop the welcome center idea. The committee members included representatives from Riley, Pottawatomie, Geary, Wabaunsee and Morris counties, as well as Fort Riley. The committee commissioned a study that looked at six possible sites for the center. The study concluded the best site would be along Interstate 70 in Geary County near the K-177 and I-70 intersection, about 20 minutes south of Manhattan. The proposed site has created some controversy as to whether it’s the best location. “I know that this has been in the works for a long time,” said Ben Bennett, regional council chair and Geary County Commissioner. “There’s been a lot of emotion on the decisions that have been made.” But the committee had requested the council’s support; otherwise, it would appear as though the council was against the welcome center entirely. “This is just, are we in support of having a welcome center within the confines of our regional council’s footprint,” said Rick Jankovich, Manhattan City Commissioner and council member. The council now will draft a letter supporting the general concept of the welcome center.
With a smile, City Manager Gerald Smith came up with a catchy name to replace East Street — Big Red One Boulevard. “It seems like a golden opportunity,” Smith said about a possible expansion project stretching from Interstate 70 to Grant Avenue. The idea is to expand East Street to Grant Avenue, with the hopes of alleviating Fort Riley traffic and providing another major street in town. It came up several times during meetings, but no official action has been taken. During a recent joint meeting between Junction City and Geary County officials, it resurfaced. But those improvements may depend on the federal MAP-21 grant, which is short for Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century. One of the goals of the Federal Transit Administration program is to strengthen transportation safety. There’s many aspects to the grant, but Smith said the East Street idea may qualify because of the area’s
Geary County Central Committee meeting
A meeting of the Geary County Central Committee will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Tyme Out Lounge in Grandview Plaza. Those interested in dinner can meet at 6 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair, and to discuss the Kansas Democratic Party Field Plan. All Democrats are invited to attend. Call Melody Saxton with questions at (785) 375-1425.
Healing Geary County
The Geary County Historical Society has announced a new exhibit, Healing Geary County, which will open Feb. 4. The exhibit features local doctors and objects from their practices. For example, did you know that if a doctor had to use forceps during a delivery, it would cost nearly double what a natural delivery cost? The exhibit will run through 2014, and is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
relationship with Fort Riley and its “Those are all things that need to traffic. be discussed and talked about in a MAP-21 includes an 80/20 local forum so we can make a determinasplit in funding. tion in what’s going to best to repreFederal and state governments sent the biggest benefit to the general would pay for the 80 percent and the public,” Hicks said. “This is not to remaining 20 percent would be paid dismiss any of our businesses locally. because they’re a part of the general “We’ll have to look over the grant public. But when it’s all said and and see what the details are,” Smith done, you’re in business to cater to said. “It’s really going the general public and to be in the state’s we have to do what’s “It seems like a hands to finalize that for them.” golden opportunity.” best process.” Bill Clark, executive Applications are director of the Flint GERALD SMITH due in June. An offiRegional CounJunction City Manager Hills cial cost and timecil, said it can help frame has not been improve safety. established. “If you try to take 10,000 people out Ben Bennett, commission chair, of one access point, it’s a problem,” said some downtown businesses are Clark said. “If you have multiple concerned about less traffic on the ways to get out, you decrease the busy Washington Street. safety concerns. You also increase “But there’s a lot more people in the speed to where people can come favor of it than those opposed,” Ben- out or go into the post.” nett said. “At certain times during He also said it’s an opportunity to the day, downtown traffic is a detri- build a needed corridor for the city. ment in downtown.” “It will help alleviate some congesCommission Chair Larry Hicks tion on the post by diverting traffic to said people have to open up and have another area,” Clark said. “Whenevdialogue about the benefits and er you look at alleviating traffic conissues such as Washington Street. gestion, it’s good for everybody.”
Volunteer appreciation dinner
Diabetes support group meeting
The Geary County Hospital diabetes support group will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Fegan A meeting room, next to the Thomas B. Fegan Dining Room. Laurel Peterson, RN, certified diabetes educator at Geary Community Hospital, will present a program on “fad diets.” The support group is free and open to all people with diabetes, and their support families. For more information, or to sign up for diabetes counseling, contact Peterson at (785) 210-3344.
Aglow fellowship meeting
Pastor Mary Somrak will be speaking at the next Aglow Fellowship meeting Feb. 6 at the Hampton Inn, located at 1039 S. Washington St. Fellowship begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
The Board of Directors of the Geary County Food Pantry recently held a volunteer appreciation dinner to honor the many individuals who make the operation of the food pantry possible. Anyone wanting to help feed the hungry can call (785) 762-8830 for more information.
Rural Water District meeting
The 33rd annual meeting of Rural Water District No. 1 of Morris County is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Dwight Community Building. Members present will be brought up to date on the business of the water district. Also, there will be election of three board members. host a spaghetti feed from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 14. All proceeds will support the children and youth, veterans, and the community projects. Admission is $7 per person or $12 per couple. There will be spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert, water and coffee available with meals. At 7 p.m., there will be Lone Wolf Karaoke in the cantine. The ALR will also be offering drawing tickets at $5 each, or five for $20, for a patriotic quilt that will be drawn after dinner. To make advance reservations, call Barb Smith at (785) 307-2075. Reservations are not necessary, but are encouraged.
Cootie sweetheart dance
Military Order of the Cooties/ Military Order of the Cooties Auxiliary Scratch Me No. 6 will host a cootie sweetheart dance from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8773, located on South Washington Street. Tickets (donations) are $15 per person, and $25 per couple. There will be door prizes, drawings and snacks.
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L. Carrol Robertson
July 26, 1916 — Jan. 27, 2014
L. Carrol Robertson, 97, of Salina, passed away Jan. 27, 2014. He was born July 26, 1916 in Tyrone, Okla. He was self-employed as a plumber for over 65 years. He was preceded in death by his parents, William J. and Elsie C. Robertson; wife, Hazel Robertson; and three brothers, Warren Robertson, Ivan Robertson and Arlo Robertson. Survivors include his children, Leslie (Veronica) Robertson of Mountain Home, Idaho, Loretta Robertson of Salina, and Larry (Gloria) Robertson of Manhattan; 16 L. C ARROL grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and R OBERTSOn three great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be an hour prior to funeral service at 10 a.m. Feb. 6 at Roselawn Heights Memorial Chapel, 1920 E. Crawford, Salina. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 6 at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Salina Twirlers Dixie Dudes, and flowers may be given in care of Roselawn Mortuary, PO Box 2322, Salina, KS 67402. For online condolences contact Roselawn at www.roselawnsalina.com.
April 24, 1976 — Jan. 25, 2014
A funeral service will be held to celebrate Nicole Denitris “Nikki” Warren’s life at 6 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Funeral Chapel at 203 N. Washington St. in Junction City. The family of Nikki Warren will receive family and friends at the funeral home from 5-6 p.m., prior to the service. Nicole, 37, of Junction City passed away at her Dwight home. Nicole was born April 24, 1976 to Robert E. Warren, Sr. and Dorothy M. Shephard Warren. Both parents were graduating seniors at New Brunswick Senior High School in N ICOLE New Jersey. W ARREn Nicole was a kind-hearted young woman who loved working with the elderly. She was generous and selfless, and she often gave her last dollar. Nicole loved living in the country and working in her garden. She was protective of her loved ones, and would go out of her way to help everyone. Nicole made the best sweet potato pies, and made sure she brought one pie for each family member at holiday gatherings. She graduated from Junction City Senior High School in 1995. She met Sarah (Liz) Dutton in 2002. Nicole is survived by her lifetime partner, Sarah (Liz) Dutton; her parents, Robert Earl and Dorothy Mae Warren; her honorary grandmother, Dorothy Bragg; uncle, Clyde ‘Skip’ Lovelace; her two brothers, Tremaine and Robert Jr. and their wives, Shelia L. Warren and Cassidy Jo Milton; her nieces, Leslie Janae, Allison Jo and Aniyah Mae; her nephews, Jacob Laray, Jeremiah Lewis, Treyveon Nathaniel-Lee, Jordan Lawrence and DeShawn Anthony; her mother-in-law, Kathy Siska; and her grandfather, Walter Warren Jr, as well as an abundance of aunts, uncles, cousins and other extended family. Nicole was preceded by her grandfathers, Nathaniel H. Shepherd and Thomas H. Dutton; her grandmothers, Dorothy Mae Shepherd II, Fanny Mae Pearl Warren and Pauline (Peg) M. Dutton; uncle, Leon T. Shepherd; uncle, Jerome Shepherd; uncle, Karl (Buck) Dutton Sr,; uncle, Chad E. Butler; aunt, Gloria-Jean Shepherd; aunt, Debra Lovelace; and nephew, Thomas Jarrod Dunkin. May they welcome her into heaven with open arms. Condolences may be sent to 1816 Elmdale Ave., Junction City, KS 66441.
Al-Qaida breaks with Syria group in mounting feud
State is now “without cover or co-sponsor. It has been totally stripped after al-Qaida and the people abandoned it.” Another body covered in a blanket lies in a pool of blood on dusty pavement. Nearby, two women rock back and forth as they wail over a third body. The videos appeared genuine and corresponded to other Associated Press reporting of the events depicted. The Syrian government BEIRUT — The Syrian has not relented in its bomgovernment extended its bardment of rebel-held areas intense aerial campaign of Aleppo since launching against rebel-held areas of what appeared to be a conthe northern city of Aleppo certed aerial campaign there on Monday, conducting a late last year. series of airstrikes that killed Over a two-week stretch in at least 18 people, including December alone, activists five children, activists said. say airstrikes killed more President Bashar Assad’s than 500 people. air force has pounded oppoSyria’s opposition has sition areas of the divided pointed to the air raids as city since mid-December, evidence that Assad has little reducing apartment blocks interest in peace despite to rubble and overwhelming sending a delegation to Switalready strapped hospitals zerland last week for U.N.and medical clinics with the sponsored negotiations wounded. aimed at ending the nearly On Sunday, government three-year uprising. aircraft also targeted areas The first round of talks of east Aleppo under rebel failed to secure any meancontrol, killing nearly 40 peo- ingful agreement other than ple. to meet again later this Monday’s air raids hit the month for more talks. districts of Hanano, Qadi Since it began with largely Askar and Mouwasalat, the peaceful protests in March Britain-based Syrian Obser- 2011, the Syrian conflict has vatory for Human Rights killed more than 130,000 peosaid. The group, which moni- ple, forced almost a third of tors the conflict through a the country’s prewar populanetwork of activists on the tion of 23 million from their ground, said helicopters homes, and inflamed sectaridropped crude bombs — bar- an tensions that have jolted rels packed with explosives, the entire Middle East. fuel and scraps of metal — Despite the immense sufon the neighborhoods, caus- fering and terrific toll of the ing immense damage. war, the violence shows little Amateur videos posted sign of abating. online provided a window on On Monday, the Observathe carnage. In one clip from tory said that January was Hanano, residents frantically the deadliest month of the dig through the shattered conflict. blocks of concrete and twistThe group said it recorded ed metal strewn across the 5,794 deaths that it had evistreet in search of survivors. dence of last month, plus A man stumbles as he car- around another 1,000 that it ries a wounded boy wrapped knew of but for which it did in a blanket, his arm and not have names, photographs face covered in blood. Fur- or video to provide final conther down the street, the firmation. facades of buildings have The high death toll is at been torn off by the bomb. least partly due to intense In a second video, two men infighting among rebels in place the shredded remains northern Syria that broke of a body onto a carpet. out on Jan. 3. randy.rev.ads_Layout 1 8/16/12 1:14 PM Page 1
CAIRO — Al-Qaida’s central leadership broke with one of its most powerful branch commanders in an apparent attempt to stem the deadly infighting that has erupted in Syria among the militant Islamic factions trying to bring down President Bashar Assad. More broadly, the announcement Monday appeared to be a move by alQaida leader Ayman alZawahri to reassert the terror network’s prominence in the jihad movement across the Middle East amid the mushrooming of extremist groups during the upheaval of the past three years. The dispute is between alQaida’s central leadership and a faction known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq, formed the Islamic State last spring to expand his operations into neighboring Syria, defying direct orders by al-Zawahri not to do so. Al-Zawahri named a different group, the Nusra Front, as al-Qaida’s branch in Syria. Now, the break is likely to spark a competition for resources and fighters between the two sides in what has become a civil war within a civil war. The test for al-Zawahri’s influence will be whether his decision leads fighters to quit the Islamic State. In Washington, which has viewed the increasing influence of Islamic extremism in Syria’s rebel movement with unease, State Department spokesman Jen Psaki noted that both the Islamic State and the Nusra Front are considered terrorist organizations. As for al-Qaida’s attempt to distance itself from the Islamic State, she said: “There’s no way for me to evaluate what it will mean in the months ahead.” In a conflict that has seen atrocities by all sides, the Islamic State has been particularly vicious.
Syrian airstrikes kill at least 18 in Aleppo
In this citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center (AMC), an anti-Bashar Assad activist group, and authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Syrian citizens fill water in a bucket to extinguish shops in flames caused by a Syrian government forces warplane attack, at al-Bab neighborhood Saturday in Aleppo, Syria.
It is believed to be dominated by thousands of nonSyrian jihadi fighters, and is seen by others in the rebellion as more concerned with venting sectarian hatreds and creating a transnational Islamic caliphate than with toppling Assad. Since its creation, it has taken over swaths of territory in Syria, often imposing severe Shariah law penalties. Its fighters have beheaded captured government fighters, carried out some of the deadliest massacres against pro-Assad minorities and kidnapped anti-Assad activists, journalists and civilians seen as critical of its rule. It has increasingly clashed with other factions, particularly an umbrella group of Syrian rebels called the Islamic Front, which accuses it of trying to hijack the campaign to oust Assad. Even the group’s name, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, was seen as a declaration that the group was the only real Islamic movement in the country. Those frictions erupted into outright warfare in January. Since Jan. 3, more than 1,700 people have been killed in fighting between Islamic State and other factions, according to the Londonbased Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. At the same time, al-Baghdadi has brought his group back to the forefront in his homeland Iraq. The past month, his fighters rose up and virtually took over main cities in Iraq’s western Anbar province. That has made al-Baghdadi a powerful force in the jihadi movement. With Monday’s statement, al-Qaida appeared intent on undercutting al-Baghdadi’s allure by making clear he was not supported by the central leadership. Al-Qaida’s general command announced it has “no connection” with the Islamic State, underlined that the group “is not a branch of the al-Qaida organization,” and said al-Qaida “is not responsible for its actions.” Al-Qaida did not condone the group’s creation “and in fact ordered it to stop,” the statement said. As for the infighting in Syria, al-Qaida said: “We distance ourselves from the sedition taking place among the mujahedeen factions.” The authenticity of the statement could not independently be verified, but it was posted on websites commonly used by al-Qaida. Charles Lister of the Brookings Doha Center said the al-Qaida statement reflected its “attempt to definitively re-assert some level of authority over the jihad in Syria.” However, he said he doubts the Islamic State will back down and stop attacking rival factions. On militant websites, Islamic State supporters lashed out at al-Qaidas’s leadership. “God as my witness, alQaida did not do right by this mujahed group. Instead, it stood with its enemies,” one supporter with the username Muslim2000 wrote. A spokesman for the Islamic Front vowed that it will continue battling the Islamic State. Capt. Islam Alloush said the Islamic
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Another view Putting the middle class in an even deeper hole
B Y S TE PHEN M OORE
The Heritage Foundation
he great Obama contradiction on the economy is this: he takes credit for the improved economy, but openly admits that in this recovery almost all of the gains have gone to the very rich. Here is the disturbing passage from Obama’s State of the Union speech that I refer to: “What I believe unites the people of this nation ... is the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility, you can get ahead. “That belief has suffered some serious blows. ... Today, after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher, and those at the top have never done better. But average wages have barely budged. Inequality has deepened. Upward mobility has stalled. The cold, hard fact is that even in the midst of recovery, too many Americans are working more than ever just to get by — let alone get ahead. And too many still aren’t working at all.” What a downer. This is hardly morning in America stuff. Obama likes to ridicule “trickle-down economics” but under Obamanomics, almost nothing has even trickled down to the poor. He’s brutally honest in admitting that this has been effectively a non-recovery for a whole large segment of American society. It’s not clear how Democrats think they can leverage that message of futility to their political advantage in November. An alarming Fox News poll found that more than half of Americans still think the recession is still with us. Ironically, those who have seen the least progress tend to be single women, the young, blacks and Hispanics. These were the very groups that voted in 2012 in large majorities to re-elect Mr. Obama. But whose fault is it that inequality has widened and the middle class has lost ground? Sorry, there’s no blaming this half-baked recovery on George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan or the Republican House or bad weather. The recovery is weak, and the middle class has lost $2,000 in income because Obamanomics failed to create a rising tide that lifts all boats. In other words, his poll-tested focus on inequality and a struggling middle class is an indictment of his own policies. Debt, stimulus, Obamacare, welfare expansions, green energy, and higher tax rates were all supposed to lift the middle class and poor from this funk. This was supposed to be a shared prosperity and we have gotten just the opposite. This middle-class malaise is a departure from the previous recoveries that began under Reagan in 1982 and the early 1990s expansion under Clinton. In both of these booms the middle class enjoyed strong gains in income and job opportunities. Census Bureau data reveal that from 1982 through 2005 real middle-income families gained about 25 percent to 30 percent in income. Upward income mobility was the hallmark of the 1980s and 1990s. To be fair, the stall out began in the 2000s under George W. Bush, but it has become a crisis under Barack Obama. This is because almost all of Obama’s economic strategies have obsessed over “sharing the wealth,” rather than creating it. But history proves that growth is the best antidote to poverty. What exactly are the growth policies that Obama is pursuing? Raising the minimum wage? Extending unemployment benefits? More shovel-ready infrastructure projects financed with debt? These may temporarily help the poor put food on the table, but they won’t ignite robust growth that reaches all households and helps lift those at the bottom into the middle class. Obamanomics has produced the weakest and most unbalanced recovery in 50 years. Obama’s own words in his State of the Union address only highlighted the stunning failure. His solution was full speed ahead on Obamacare, debt spending, renewable energy and Robin Hood redistribution schemes. This will only put the middle class in an even deeper hole — and Obama’s own words and record prove it.
Kansas Legislature charming ... ?
Commentary nal activities and protect the children and the poor and such, but then, there are those bills that legislators who are paid $88.66 per day introduce. But part of the fun of the Legislature — for those who aren’t all fussy about lawmakers just dealing with earthmoving ideas, cutting taxes, paring expenditures and guaranteeing enough rain for the crops — are those little bills that probably aren’t going anywhere but are fun to listen to for a little while. And remember that most folks who don’t live in the Statehouse have little reason to know details about the wide range of issues that are brought to the Statehouse for decision, or at least consideration. Why would a downtown legislator know about agricultural fence law, or a rural legislator have much background about urban zoning technicalities? The melting pot of backgrounds and specialties, the regional differences, the level of education — remember, you don’t quiz out for a seat in the Legislature, you just get elected — probably means on most issues that common sense prevails ... as long as it isn’t a campaign contribution killer. Somewhere, in even the bills that sound a little flaky, there’s an attempt to accomplish something. If illegal hunters don’t get to keep the deer antlers, maybe they’ll make sure they have legal permission to hunt on some farmer’s land, or maybe it’s not quite right for an illegal parker to get a new ticket based on how fast parking police can circle the block and discover ... that car is still there. Still wondering about the toll-free Turnpike for motorcyclists, but we’re getting an idea of why no one has come up with a bill that would authorize distinctive license plates for members of the Kansas Legislature ...
ou have to wonder, sometimes, where these ideas come from that become bills printed up for the Kansas Legislature to consider this election-year session. That’s part of the wonder of the building, seeing ideas, good or bad or just surprising, that show up. Like the one that gives property owners the first right of refusal of deer antlers seized from illegal hunting on their property. Or the one that would allow podiatrists, who are, of course, foot doctors, to also treat problems in the ankle. Which is probably a little like farming on some health care professional’s property. Or one that would exempt motorcycles from Turnpike tolls. And, of course, the bill that would prohibit re-ticketing of an illegally parked car more than once each four hours. If there’s one relatively charming thing about the Kansas Legislature, it may be that its members come up with ideas for — or maybe to end a grocery store aisle conversation with a constituent agree to introduce — some relatively novel legislation. Now, of course, there are serious bills introduced, lawmakers have to approve a budget and deal with crimi-
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‘Wussification’ — An idea whose time has come
B Y G EORgE N IXON S HULER
Special to The Daily Union
S TEPHEN M OORE is chief economist for The
ll societies change in one way or another, over time, and it’s fascinating to discover how changes occur and when. One fellow, Ravi Batra, more of a literary man than a disciplined historian, looked at cycles in histories of nations and found an “Age of Warriors” and similar ages of laborers, acquisitors, and intellectuals cycled through and repeated. One of the most fascinating developments lately has been the decline of the “macho man” in recent decades. I’ve loved it because I’ve often maintained those most full of bluster and aggression are those most worried about their own manhood, or the lack thereof. Politicians schooled in wanting to please everyone have been at a loss to deal with it. Thus we’ve had one gaffe after another about “legitimate rape,” “binders full of women,” and so on, from those who while not necessarily regarding women as inferior tend to think of them as dependent and/or to be placed on a pedestal if they’re politically correct. The gender gap in politics — where
women vote Democratic at a much higher rate than men — has left those who think society should be ruled by men or if not by women devoted to the warrior cult, in the cold as well. It’s been a little less than a hundred years since women were even allowed to vote. Women’s suffrage was instituted together with another great social experiment, prohibition, and some say that’s no coincidence. Women were the driving force of the movement to prohibit the sale of alcohol. Interestingly, prior to prohibition, the saloon was a male-only enclave not counting its staff, but prohibition led to speakeasies which led to more female consumption of alcohol. This didn’t change after that brief travesty was ended. Men who believe all women are either exalted Madonnas or dishonorable slatterns are unsure which way to go, and inevitably make the gaffes which end their political careers. At the same time, artistry, sensitivity, and compassion in men is encouraged. It’s about time. Boys are more than sets of muscles. The Age of Warriors is clearly over for now, as if the fact we’ve run out of opportunities for fake wars hadn’t already told us that.
The President recently entered the fray with the pronouncement he wouldn’t let any son of his play football — a pretty safe statement for a politician with daughters only. Of course, that threw the rough tough cream puffs into convulsions. It’s not “masculinity” which the far right loves — it’s bullying. Those who lead us into wars on false pretenses and encourage the bullying of people who are different are not exercising any masculine virtue worth anything. Bullying’s no masculine virtue — standing up to bullies is. The extremists enjoy bullying and have a hard time where it’s no longer valued. One particularly addled fellow insisted the American right-wing is the only thing that’ll protect us from Islamofascists so we must accept rule by the former to escape rule by the latter. I had a ready rejoinder. We don’t have to accept rule by either of those two sets of bullies or any other, because all of them have got to sleep sometime.
G EORgE S HULER is a resident of
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Junction City Police Department
The Junction City Police Department made 20 arrests and reported 137 incidents during the 72-hour period ending 6 a.m. Monday. Detailed reports for Friday, Saturday and Sunday were not received as of Monday afternoon. • 8:45 p.m. — Theft, 521 E. Chestnut St. • 2:27 p.m. — Disturbance, 521 E. Chestnut St. • 1:54 a.m. — Battery, 130 W.
Seventh St. • 1:59 p.m. — Domestic, 200 block of Grant Ave. • 9:44 p.m. — Motor vehicle theft, 1810 Caroline Ave. • 10:03 p.m. — DUI, 1000 Grant Ave. • 3:05 p.m. — Damage to property, 127 E. 10th St.
• 8:49 p.m. — Damage to property, 1103 Cannon View Drive
responded to 59 calls in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday. A report for Friday wasn’t received. • 10:49 a.m. — Accident, 1200 block of Washington St. • 7:24 p.m. — Accident, K-57 mile marker 24 • 10:18 p.m. — Accident, K-57 mile marker 15
• 10 a.m. — Justice Kennedy, probation violation (recommit) • 11:03 a.m. — Frank Rhyne Jr., failure to appear • 12:23 p.m. — Sean Doyle, failure to appear (2) • 2:10 p.m. — Tamaris Loving, aggravated battery • 9:42 p.m. — Gregory Hawkins, obstruction, theft • 11:23 p.m. — Nicholas Wood, speeding, driving while suspended, no insurance, refusal to submit to preliminary breath test, driving under the influence
Junction City Fire Department
The Junction City Fire Department made seven transports and responded to 23 calls in the 72-hour period ending 8 a.m. Monday.
Grandview Plaza Police Department
The Grandview Plaza Police Department made two arrests and responded to four calls in the 24-hour period ending 12 a.m. Monday. Reports for Friday and
Geary County Sheriff’s Department
The Geary County Sheriff’s Department made one arrest and
Geary County Detention Center
The Geary County Detention Center booked the following individuals during the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday. Reports for Friday and Saturday weren’t
Kansas lawmakers postpone hearing on broadband bill
TOPEKA — A Kansas Senate committee has indefinitely postponed its hearing on a bill barring cities and counties from building broadband networks for Internet service. Senate Commerce Committee Chairwoman Julia Lynn said Monday she canceled the hearing on the bill initially scheduled for Tuesday. The Olathe Republican said telecommunications industry officials agreed to take more time to get input about the proposal. The Kansas Cable Telecommunications Association sought the measure and said it wanted the hearing canceled so interested parties could discuss the measure further. The bill would restrict cities and counties to building broadband networks only for underserved areas. Critics say the definition is so narrow that no place would qualify, leaving consumers with slow service. The association said it wants to prevent unfair competition from taxpayersubsidized networks. a 19-year-old woman charged with killing a Lawrence businessman. The announcement was made Monday as Sarah Brooke Gonzales McLinn made her first appearance in Douglas County District County. McLinn is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 52-year-old Harold Sasko. Prosecutors also have added a vehicle theft charge against McLinn. Her attorney, Carl Cornwell, says a “Hard 50” sentence would be like the death penalty. Sasko owned pizza restaurants in Lawrence and Topeka. McLinn was an employee, and Sasko’s relatives have said he let her move into his home while she was having personal problems. She was arrested in Florida but declined to fight extradition. She is being held in the Douglas County jail on $1 million bond. Caldwell, which is on the Kansas-Oklahoma state line in Sumner County. Officials say no damage was reported. A 3.8 magnitude earthquake also shook the same vicinity Dec. 16. Paul Caruso, a USGS geophysicist, told The Wichita Eagle it’s very unusual to have two earthquakes in a short amount of time in that area. Small earthquakes in southern Kansas have become more common, with more than two dozen recorded over the past two years. The area has been the site of increased oil and gas drilling since 2011. Scientists disagree on whether that causes the earthquakes. ing educational programs in the former federal courtroom. “Anything that we can legally do to ensure the public has access to that site would be desirable,” Smith said after hearing about the sale. adjustments if required,” Belfry said. The department’s fees on insurance companies are capped at $25,000. A proposed bill would lift that ceiling and tie the assessment fee to the agency’s budget. It would specify that the total assessments could not exceed 125 percent of the total budget for the insurance company regulation program. Insurance companies paid an estimated $440 million in premium taxes into the state treasury over the last three years. Anshutz also said that because Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger isn’t running for reelection in November, the legislative change would give more flexibility to the department’s next administration to deal with depleted funds. and had a discussion with an officer before being escorted from the building. Capital Police declined to comment about the incident Friday when asked by The Associated Press. The teen has made other attempts to videotape law enforcement officers in Topeka doing their job in recent months, including one that led to his arrest on Christmas Day for obstruction. Mikkelson was taken to a juvenile center before being released. He had his cellphone confiscated by the Kansas Highway Patrol after a New Year’s Day incident at a Topeka store. His videos, including the latest incident at the Statehouse, have been posted online. In the clips, Mikkelson, who has been praised by free speech proponents, says that he is exercising his First Amendment rights. During the incident Thursday, Mikkelson’s video shows footage of the security area near the entrance to the new Statehouse visitor center. He is met by an officer, who informs Mikkelson that he is not allowed to take video of the security measures. The officer can be heard telling the teen where he can film in the building and telling him to turn his camera away from the entrance. After the two debate the legality of Mikkelson’s filming, the officer escorts Mikkelson out of the building. “This is corruption, and I want everyone here to see it,” Mikkelson says as he was walking out. Mikkelson told the Capital-Journal that the police were making more out of his videotaping than necessary, adding, “It’s obviously a constitutionally protected right.”
State insurance department seeking increased fees
TOPEKA — The Kansas Insurance Department is asking the Legislature for permission to raise fees paid by insurance companies because the state has diverted millions of dollars from its regulatory fund for other purposes. Zachary Anshutz, assistant commissioner of insurance, said the regulatory fund is likely to be down to $200,000 in December if revenues don’t improve. The fund used to hold $24 million but the state diverted $15 million in June and another $5 million in July. Another $5 million is scheduled to be used in July and Gov. Sam Brownback has proposed diverting $3 million more in March 2015, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. Since income tax reductions were enacted in 2012, the state has been diverting funds, called “fee sweeps,” from agencies such as the insurance department, the highway fund and a tobacco litigation settlement for programs that usually are paid for by the state general fund. “The sweep of fee funds from the insurance department is just one more example of this governor’s attempt to fill the holes in the Kansas budget created by his reckless and irresponsible income tax cuts,” said Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka. Previous administrations also have used the fee sweeps to fill budget holes. Brownback’s predecessor, Democrat Mark Parkinson, was sued by former House Speaker Mike O’Neal in 2010 over diversions his administration used. The lawsuit, which claims some industries were essentially doubletaxed, remains in litigation after the Kansas Court of Appeals reinstated it last September. Brownback’s spokeswoman, Sara Belfry, said the insurance department has the necessary cash flow to operate. “The budget office is working closely with them, and as the actual money comes in over the next few months, we will make
USPS selling Topeka downtown office, parking lot
TOPEKA — The U.S. Postal Service has told city officials it intends to sell its office building and parking lot in downtown Topeka. In a letter addressed to Mayor Larry Wolgast and City Manager Jim Colson, Angela S. Kuhl, a USPS real estate specialist, said services will be relocated to a new location that hasn’t been determined, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported. The facility was consolidated earlier with a processing center in Kansas City, Mo., cutting 133 of the 150 jobs at the Topeka location. The letter said people who disapprove of the decision can appeal in writing through March 3. Topeka’s postmaster Sam Gonzales said at a public meeting on the proposed sale last month that there would be no layoffs under the plan, which moves positions to other locations in Topeka. Gonzales said about onefifth of the 113,000 square feet of building space is used by the postal service, which only uses the ground floor. The two tenants renting space on the second and third floors — two rooms and three rooms, respectively — will leave by May 5, he said. City Councilman Chad Manspeaker, who tweeted an image of the letter Monday, also said on Twitter the building once served as a courthouse, where the historic Brown v. Board of Education was tried. Dave Smith, superintendent of The Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, said the organization had discussed hold-
Lansing inmates on restrictions after disruption
LANSING — Maximumsecurity inmates at a northeast Kansas prison have been placed on restrictions after what officials called a weekend “disruption.” Kansas Department of Corrections spokesman Jeremy Barclay said Monday that maximum-security inmates at the Lansing Correctional Facility were involved in a disruption in the yard Saturday night. Barclay says he doesn’t know how many inmates were involved, but that no serious injuries were reported. In response, the warden placed the maximum-security section of the prison on limited movement, which means inmates can’t, for example, go to their prison jobs or to the exercise area. Barclay says prison officials on Monday were reviewing whether to continue the restrictions. The Lansing prison houses minimum-, medium- and maximum-security inmates. Its current population is 2,407 inmates, two more than its capacity.
Probe of Kansas inmate’s death draws questions
WICHITA — A northwest Kansas police chief is defending his department’s investigation of a Missouri woman’s death at a county jail amid questions over the impartiality of the detective who handled it. The Goodland Police Department last week gave the Sherman County attorney the results of its investigation into the Jan. 22 death of Brenda Sewell. The 58-year-old Kansas City woman died in custody after being arrested for having a small amount of marijuana. Police Chief Clifton Couch said Monday he’s heard concerns about a possible conflict of interest given that the detective who investigated the death is married to the Sherman County undersheriff. But Couch says local authorities were left with few options after the Kansas Bureau of Investigation refused to investigate the death.
Teen, police spar over videotaping in Capitol
TOPEKA — A Topeka teenager has had another confrontation with law enforcement over his attempt to use a video camera to record interactions between police and the public. The Topeka CapitalJournal reports that Addison Mikkelson was at the Statehouse on Wednesday to participate in the Kansas Day activities planned in the building, which included the dedication of the Capitol. The 17-year-old said while at the site he noticed people jaywalking in the presence of Capitol Police. “He didn’t do one thing,” Mikkelson said of an officer. Mikkelson says he then started videotaping the activity and asking the officer why he didn’t intercede. The teen returned to the Statehouse on Thursday with his camera running
Second earthquake in weeks hits Kansas
WICHITA — A light earthquake has hit southcentral Kansas for the second time in weeks. The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded early Monday. The epicenter was about 11 miles northwest of
Lawrence murder suspect having first court hearing
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Dear Annie: Last summer, I gave birth to twins who were several weeks early. Throughout the time they were in the hospital, we had family support. My husband and I made the decision that for the first day home, we’d have no visitors. This enraged my mother. She felt we stole away her joy of being a grandma and that we were very rude. Since that day, I’ve received letters and emails stating just what she thinks of me. In fact, many family members have turned their backs on us due to the situation. I’ve made attempts to fix things, but it only gets worse. This has been going on since August. What should I do? — Mom of Twins Dear Mom: Your family is incredibly nervy to expect parents of newborn twins to want family members in their home the first day out of the hospital. While we trust you thanked them for their earlier support, once you were home, you needed time to adjust. You asked for one day, and they resented it. Your mother sounds like the type who could undermine your authority as a parent, so hang tough. Tell her that you and your husband needed a day to recuperate and some quiet time as a family, and you hoped they would respect that. Add that they are welcome to visit, provided they can stop insulting you and creating a negative environment for the children. The rest is up to them. Dear Annie: We are retired and consider ourselves to be hospitable. We maintain a guest bedroom, as well as two sofa beds for overnight guests. In addition, we host friends and families for meals, especially around the holidays. My wife struggles with seasonal allergies, as well as an allergy to animal dander, and so we try to limit her exposure. She has undergone allergy shots and uses two prescription nasal sprays. She can tolerate short visits with pets if she has plenty of tissues. Recently, we hosted overnight stays of our adult children and their families, as well as our siblings. We told them their pets were welcome, but the animals would have to sleep in the laundry room on the lower level. Unfortunately, these guests said they couldn’t sleep without having their pets next to their beds and
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insisted on bringing them to the upper floors. It’s been two weeks since the last guests left, and my wife still has a cough from the build up of her pet allergies. We had to purchase a new blanket for one of the sofa beds because a guest dog slept on it. Every time we vacuum the carpet, it brings up the dander. We want our family members to feel welcome, but how can we get them to comply with the boundaries we set? Do we have to pay for them to stay at a hotel or board their pets? — Help Dear Help: No, but you need to be more assertive about enforcing your boundaries. Tell the family that you love having them, but your wife’s allergies make it impossible for the dogs to stay anywhere but the laundry room at night. If they cannot abide by that simple request, you will be happy to recommend nearby pet-friendly hotels and boarding kennels. Dear Annie: I’d like to address your senior driving respondent from Salem, Mass: So you are the one driving too slowly with his foot on the brake You’re impeding the flow of traffic. Worse yet, if your foot is always on the brake, then your brake lights are always on. So how am I supposed to know when you’re actually stopping? It is time for you to turn in your car keys. Not because you’re 93, but because you’re a bad driver. — Baton Rouge, La.
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ARIES (March 21—April 19). You used to get a great deal of praise and social reinforcement for doing the hard job you’ll do today. Now the reward that matters most to you is the feeling you get from the work itself. TAURUS (April 20—May 20). Many of the world’s ills are caused by the love of power. This kind of love also has been the mother of progress. Much will depend on the context of the day. Stay aware of the ego’s needs and keep them in check. GEMINI (May 21—June 21). Just because you have a right to do something doesn’t mean you should. Base your decisions on what might bring about the highest and best for all involved. CANCER (June 22—July 22). You may find it difficult to know when someone has fudged the facts or stretched the truth, but the falsity you’ll detect right away is in pretending that something is there when nothing is there. LEO (July 23—Aug. 22). In today’s case, your best gift is you, showing up where you’re needed with a smile on your face. Make sure your gift arrives on time, because you’ll be best received by those who aren’t worn out from waiting. VIRGO (Aug. 23—Sept. 22). You won’t like everyone you have to be around, but because of your stellar character, you find a way to get along, be respectful and do the job at hand. You’ll set a precedent. LIBRA (Sept. 23—Oct. 23). Emotionally healthy people can chuckle at their own expense and don’t mind doing so from time to time. But the truly arrogant fear funny people, as they should. Your keen sense of humor will cut to the quick. SCORPIO (Oct. 24—Nov. 21). The editing process can be tricky, but it’s an essential step in completing your project. It takes some work to narrow your focus to what’s essential and true without oversimplifying it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22—Dec. 21). Mae West said you’re never too old to become younger, and that’s how you feel today as you make the decisions that will keep you fresher and more vital than yesterday. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22—Jan. 19). Put your apprehensions to rest. People will treat you exactly as you treat them. In the rare case in which you don’t get your due, it will be made up to you tomorrow. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20—Feb. 18). It’s the people who don’t have time to relax who need relaxation the most. What can you do to fulfill this essential need in your own life? Give relaxation a high priority status — that’s a start. PISCES (Feb. 19—March 20). Some people only see what they want to see in you. They see you as a person who can make their dreams come true or as someone who embodies the qualities of their fantasies.
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Internet firms release data on NSA spy requests
By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Freed by a recent legal deal with government lawyers, major technology firms released new data Monday on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information for secret national security investigations — figures that show that the government collected data on thousands of Americans. The publications disclosed by Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Facebook, LinkedIn and Tumblr provided expanded details and some vented criticism about the government’s handling of customers’ Internet data in counterterrorism and other intelligence-related probes. The figures from 2012 and 2013 showed that companies, such as Google and Microsoft, were compelled by the government to provide information on as many as 10,000 customer accounts in a sixmonth period. Yahoo complied with government requests for information on more than 40,000 accounts in the same period. The companies earlier provided limited information about government requests for data, but a new agreement reached last week with the Obama administration allowed the firms to provide a broadened, though still circumscribed, set of figures to the public. Seeking to reassure customers and business partners alarmed by revelations about the government’s massive collection of Internet and computer data, the firms more details. “We will also continue to advocate for still narrower disclosure ranges, which will provide a more accurate picture of the number of national securityrelated requests,” said Erika Rottenberg, LinkedIn’s general counsel. A spokesman for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment on the companies’ releases and comments. The spokesman pointed to a late January statement by DNI James Clapper and Attorney General Eric Holder that said the agreement would allow the firms to “disclose more information than ever before to their customers.” Google and all the other companies denied that they gave any government unfettered access to their users’ info. The companies are worried more people will reduce their online activities if they believe almost everything they do is being monitored by the government. A decline in Web surfing could hurt the companies financially by giving them fewer opportunities to show online ads and sell other services. The companies can only reveal how many total requests they receive every six months, with the numbers in groupings of 1,000. And even those general numbers must be concealed for at least six months after any reporting period ends. That restriction means the FISA requests for the final half of last year can’t be shared until July, at the earliest. The data coming out Monday indicated the U.S. government is digging deeper into the Internet as people spend more time online. Most of the companies showed the number of government requests fell between 0 and 999 for each six-month period. But the numbers of customers affected by those searches ranged more widely. Google, for instance, has seen the number of people affected by FISA court orders rise from 2,000 to 2,999 users during the first half of 2009 to between 9,000 and 9,999 users during the first half of last year. The company showed an unusual spike in the number of Americans whose data was collected between July and December 2012. During that period, metadata was collected from between 12,000 and 12,999 users. Under the restrictions imposed by the government, no explanation was provided for that anomaly. Yahoo listed the highest number of people swept up in FISA requests for online content during the first half of last year. The orders seeking user content spanned 30,000 to 30,999 accounts, according to the company. The requested content could have included emails, instant messages, address books, calendar items and pictures. All the companies also received FISA requests that weren’t aimed at scooping up online communications or photos.
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stressed details indicating that only small numbers of their customers were targeted by authorities. Still, even those small numbers showed that thousands of Americans were affected by the government requests approved by judges of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. The data releases by the five major tech firms offered a mix of dispassionate graphics, reassurances and protests, seeking to alleviate customer concerns about government spying while pressuring national security officials about the companies’ constitutional concerns. The shifting tone in the releases showed the precarious course that major tech firms have had to navigate in recent months, caught between their public commitments to Internet freedom and their enforced roles as data providers to U.S. spy agencies. In a company blog post, Microsoft General Counsel Brad Smith scolded the U.S. and allied governments for failing to renounce the reported mass interception of Internet data carried by communications cables. Top lawyers and executives for major tech firms had previously raised alarms about media reports describing that hacking by U.S. and UK spy agencies and cited them during conversations with U.S. officials during President Barack Obama’s internal review of planned changes to the government’s spying operations. “Despite the president’s reform efforts and our ability to publish more information, there has not yet been
any public commitment by either the U.S. or other governments to renounce the attempted hacking of Internet companies,” Smith said in a Microsoft blog release. Smith added that Microsoft planned to press the government “for more on this point, in collaboration with others across our industry.” The new figures were released just a week after major tech firms announced a legal agreement with the Justice Department. But lawyers and executive for the companies openly vented their discomfort with the government’s continuing insistence that they could only provide broad ranges instead of the actual numbers of government requests. The companies said they would press for narrower data ranges that would offer
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“I’m glad we’re doing the feasibility study, but it would have been nice if the board discussed it during a special meeting,” Khoury said. Board member Brian Field made a request for board members to attend the community meeting. “This is a big decision, he said. Meetings or deliberations with Fort Riley officials and the district have not yet occurred. Walker said most of the students from Custer Hill would attend Ware, Jefferson and potentially Morris
“I’m glad we’re doing the feasibility study, but it would have been nice if the board discussed it during a special meeting.”
Fort Riley Elementary contract postponed
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After receiving federal funding for a Fort Riley school, USD 475 officials are looking forward to construction, but the board is questioning where that money is going. The Board of Education postponed a decision to approve the guaranteed maximum price to Hutton Construction to build the new Fort Riley Elementary School in the amount of $18.41 million. During Monday’s meeting, board members requested a breakdown of the $20.12 million project and wanted to know how much Hutton Construction is actually receiving. “How can someone do a project and not tell you what their fees are,” board member Anwar Khoury said. Hutton Construction has built several reserve the right to see what it may end up being in the end,” he said. Rothlisberg and Hawk also were against the idea, based on current assumptions. The state budget also was a hot topic, and Moxley presented a report of a sixyear total of Kansas receiving $3.7 billion less, due to taxing incentives and other issues. Rothlisberg spoke about economic development and unemployment in Geary County. staff to the commission. The new pumper apparatus likely will be delivered by May 2014. The Public Works Department is requesting approval of the purchase of a used sanitation truck to replace one of its current vehicles that recently has seen an increase in maintenance needs. The city has been renting a
Hill Elementary schools if Custer Hill Elementary is closed. The board is scheduled to discuss Custer Hill during a February work session. In March, the district is scheduled to make a decision to close it or keep it open. Walker said the issue came about when the capacity and condition of Fort Riley schools were being examined. After the recent construc-
tion of Seitz Elementary and additions to Ware Elementary, the capacity matter was addressed. He said every school on Fort Riley is on a federal list for future improvements. The remaining schools are Morris Hill, Jefferson and Custer Hill. Walker said it could be years before they consider Custer Hill Elementary School for improvements.
schools in the district. USD 475 was recently awarded more than $16 million from the U.S. Department of Defense. The district will provide a match of more than $4 million. The state provided about $3 million and the other $1 million will come from Impact Aid, which is federal dollars designed to replace lost local taxes because of the presence of a federal body. From the $20.12 million, $18.41 is expected for construction and $900,000 will be used for architectural and engineering fees. The remaining $810,000 will be used for furnishing. The architect for the project is Schaefer Johnson Cox Frey Architecture. Khoury also brought up the lack of a landscaping plan. Superintendent Ronald Walker said it was not a liable expense under the grant and it’s something they’ll have to examine down the road. “This is going to come up later and we’re going to be criticized for it,” Khoury said. bility for a fifth casino in Kansas to be built in the Geary County area. A second bill was introduced last year, and would move the fourth casino from the Southeast Kansas area to the Geary County area, since a casino has yet to be built in that area, and includes an amendment to provide Southeast Kansas with economic development funds. Neither bill has been heard by the Federal and State Affairs Committee, Rothlisberg said. of a used sanitation truck at a cost not to exceed $104,050. The memo states funds are available for the purchase via the city’s sanitation fund.
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year extension to produce plans. During that time span, he hopes Kansans become more comfortable and make decisions about conceal and carry. Legislators were also questioned about an idea to eliminate mortgage registration fees. The Kansas Bankers Association and Kansas
Association of Realtors collected in 2012. claim the fee puts a burden All four legislators on borrowers, and is repeti- agreed that, right away they tive due to other fees paid to were not in favor of the the register of deeds. bill. Geary County “I will not support Commissioner it, unless that money Larry Hicks said is made up to the more than 100 counties in some counties are other way,” Moxley opposed because of said. less revenues for Longbine said services. there’s plenty of According to work and negotiaA LLaN Geary County offitions still on the horicials, more than R OTHISBErG zon. $500,000 in mort“In its present gage registration fees were form I would say no, but I
According to a recent report, the unemployment rate in the area is at 5.9 percent. He’s working on a bill to deter discrimination from employers when it comes to people who have been employed for a long time. In addition to economic development, he also discussed his proposal to bring a casino to the Flint Hills. He indicated there are two bills in the legislature concerning casinos; one was introduced this year, and would allow the possiunit in place of the current truck. In an agenda memo to the commission, city staff recommends commissioners approve the purchase
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Silovsky said. “If (the contractor) needs write-offs, they may be willing to do it.” Bontrager suggested asking the city if any funds would be available to help cover the station’s fees. Other ideas included contacting area commercial waste haulers to see if they would donate a roll-off garbage container for a cleanup program. Cox said he would speak to the Geary County Commission about what the committee was trying to accomplish. “We’ll start the dialogue as to what you’re looking into,” he said.
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go toward replacing another outdated fire apparatus. Monies for the purchase of the pumper apparatus are available through the fire equipment reserve fund, according to an agenda memo from city
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JCHS basketball at Emporia rescheduled
Due to inclement weather, the Junction City varsity and JV boys basketball games as well as the girls freshman game have been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 8. The game times will remain the same, with the freshman girls starting at 4:30 p.m., boys junior varsity at 6 p.m. and boys varsity tipping off at 7:45 p.m.
Loss to WVU could prove costly to K-State tournament hopes
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American Legion Baseball breakfast
American Legion Post 45 is hosting a breakfast fundraiser Feb. 8 to support its summer baseball program. The menu includes biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns and sausage. Tickets are $6 and $3 for children under 10 years old. Breakfast will be held at Post 45 on Franklin and Fourth streets. For more information, contact Heath Gerstner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regret. It’s a unifying emotion all of humanity can relate to because whether or not a person admits to it, each member of our species is forced to live with a decision they made at some point in time they wish they could take back. A moment where a different action could be made, a different choice made. When the Kansas State basketball team looks back on the 201314 season, the E THAN 81-71 loss at West P ADWAY Virginia could certainly stand out as a game full of regret. The biggest glaring omission from the Wildcats’ tournament resume is a quality road win. West Virginia — even though just a game above .500 in conference play — was coming off of its own confidence-boosting win at Baylor. With the loss coming the day before Punxsutawney Phil delivered his annual forecast for the end of winter, K-State coach Bruce Weber finds his team caught in a cycle when it comes to away games that closely resembles the plot of an early Please see Tourny
West Virginia’s Juwan Staten shoots over Kansas State’s Jevon Thomas Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.
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Storm halts Royals Caravan stops in NE Kansas
The Kansas City Royals have canceled Tuesday’s Royals Caravan visits to Manhattan and Fort Riley because of the impending winter storm. The team said Monday it’s not certain if the trip will be rescheduled. Tuesday’s northeast Kansas trip was billed as a Salute to the Military. The Royals have been partnering with USO chapters at Fort Riley and in Missouri throughout the caravan to collect items for service members overseas and returning from duty. The Royals Caravan has visited 18 communities throughout the Midwest. Tuesday’s northeast Kansas trip was the last leg of the tour.
Kansas State’s struggles away from home continue in 81-71 loss to West Virginia
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Juwan Staten had a career day with 35 points as West Virginia knocked off Kansas State 81-71 on Saturday. It was the second straight league win for the Mountaineers (13-9, 5-4 Big 12) and third in the last four games. Kansas State (15-7, 5-4) lost for the third time in four contests. Staten had four rebounds and five assists, and connected on 8 of 13 field goals and 18 of 21 from the line — both free throw marks career bests. Terry Henderson had 13
points, Eron Harris scored 11 and Remi Dibo had 10. “I just wanted to win, that’s all,” said Staten. “I saw opportunities and I took them. We kind of ran a little bit of a different offense this game than what we have in the past. And it really worked for us, it really opened up the driving lanes, especially since Kansas State plays the passing lanes. We knew that they’d be open to back cuts and driving lanes, and that’s what we did.” The Wildcats got 20 points from Marcus Foster and 19 from Thomas Gipson. Those two KSU players connected on 18 of 27 shots, but Staten provid-
ed much of what the Mountaineers needed to avenge a 78-56 defeat in Manhattan on Jan. 18, which has proved to be West Virginia’s worst loss of the season. Staten’s previous career-high in points (28) and free throws made/ attempted (14 of 19) was against Duquesne on Nov. 17, 2003. His 18 made free throws broke a school record held by Rod Thorn, set against George Washington in 1963. Staten was just 1 of 6 from the free throw line in his last game against Baylor. Please see K-State, 6B
Kansas’ 7-game win streak ends in Texas, 81-69
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AUSTIN, Texas — No. 6 Kansas was rolling. The Jayhawks had won seven consecutive games to move to the top of the Big 12. They looked ready to cruise to another league title. So much for that idea. One trip down to No. 25 Texas showed the conference race is far from over. Wayne Selden Jr. scored 21 points, but Kansas struggled for much of an 81-69 loss to the Longhorns on Saturday. Isaiah Taylor scored 23 points and Jonathan Holmes had 22 as Texas earned its sixth consecutive win and pulled within a game of Kansas about halfway through the Big 12 schedule. “It was pretty much a dominating performance by the Longhorns over us today,” Kansas coach Bill Self said. The Longhorns (17-4, 6-2), who lost their top four scorers from a 16-18 squad a year ago, have been the surprise of the Big 12 this season. Texas thumped the Jayhawks (16-5, 7-1) with suffocating defense that held the Big 12’s best shooting team to 39 percent from the floor. Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins, who averaged 24 points over the previous three games, scored seven before fouling out late. The Longhorns outshot and outrebounded the Jayhawks, had 12 blocks, and once they built a double-digit lead, never left Kansas an opening to rally. “We didn’t come with a lot of energy tonight. That was the result,” Jayhawks forward Perry Ellis said. Taylor, a freshman guard who scored 27 a week earlier against Baylor, continued to slash his way through the Jayhawks for layups and floating jumpers, while Holmes hit from inside and outside. Holmes also went 9 for 10 from the free-throw line. Cameron Ridley added nine points, 10 rebounds and four blocks for Texas, winning his battle under the basket with Joel Embiid, Kansas’ 7-foot center. Prince Ibeh also had four blocks. “We know it’s a long season,” Selden said. “We’ll get back to Lawrence,
Big 12 switches dates of 3 football games
The Big 12 has made three changes to its 2014 football schedule. Two Oklahoma game dates have been switched. The Sooners’ game at Tulsa has been moved up two weeks to Sept. 6, the second Saturday of the season. That game had been set for Sept. 20, when Oklahoma will now play at West Virginia in a game that was originally scheduled a week later. SEC champion Auburn’s game at Kansas State has been moved to Sept. 18, a Thursday night, for a national ESPN broadcast. That game had been set for two days after that. More changes are possible. Television selections for the first three weeks of the season and special dates aren’t due to the conference until June 1.
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Thousands of Seattle Seahawk fans celebrate in the Pioneer Square neighborhood in Seattle after the Seahawks Super Bowl win Sunday.
Seattle Super Bowl win buoys a city used to losing
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regroup.” The first half was pure frustration for the Jayhawks, who came in shooting 51 percent as a team. Nothing, not even the open shots, seemed to find their way in the basket. Texas’ zone defense held the Jayhawks to 8-of-31 shooting in the half. Taylor and Holmes each scored 11 points and Ridley used his powerful body to push around the slender Embiid. When Holmes blocked a shot, grabbed the loose ball and raced up the court for a layup, the Jayhawks’ Frank Mason met him at the basket with a hard foul and the two players had to be separated. Kansas’ Brannen Greene was then whistled for a Please see KU, 3B
SEATTLE — For a city accustomed to losing not just games, but teams, the Seattle Seahawks’ dominant Super Bowl win provided a long overdue catharsis, buoying the spirits of a fan base that hasn’t always had much to cheer about. Fans poured into the Seahawks team store on Monday at CenturyLink Field to buy championship T-shirts and hats, parents made plans to pull their kids out of school for Wednesday’s parade, and staff at The Seattle Times donned aprons to help hawk some of the extra 106,000 copies printed with
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“Champs!” emblazoned on the front page. “I spent a little bit of money this morning, but it’s priceless,” said Julie Keim, who bought 11 shirts at $28 apiece and 11 hats at $35 apiece for the staff at her maritimetraining school in the north Seattle suburb of Edmonds. “There’s so many players to be proud of on this team.” The Seahawks’ 43-8 manhandling of the Denver Broncos on Sunday gave the city its first major men’s sports championship since the SuperSonics won the NBA title in 1979 — and helped erase some of the lingering bitterness over the Sonics’ Please see Seattle, 3B
Kansas’ Naadir Tharpe is blocked by Texas’ Jonathan Holmes as he tries to score Saturday in Austin, Texas.
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6 p.m. ESPN — Ohio St. at Iowa ESPN2 — Kansas at Baylor ESPNU — Mississippi at Kentucky FS1 — St. John’s at Providence 8 p.m. ESPN — Missouri at Florida ESPNU — Wake Forest at Duke FS1 — Butler at Marquette
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
6:30 p.m. NBCSN — N.Y. Islanders at Washington
6 p.m. ESPN2 — Boston College at Virginia ESPNU — Oklahoma at West Virginia 8 p.m. ESPN2 — Stanford at California ESPNU — Louisville at Houston 10 p.m. ESPNU — Wyoming at New Mexico 7 p.m. ESPN — Portland at New York 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Miami at L.A. Clippers 6:30 p.m. NBCSN — Pittsburgh at Buffalo
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Record 1. Syracuse (32) 21-0 2. Wichita St. 23-0 3. Arizona 21-1 4. Florida 19-2 5. San Diego St. 19-1 6. Villanova 19-2 7. Cincinnati 21-2 8. Michigan St. 19-3 9. Kansas 16-5 10. Louisville 18-4 11. Duke 17-5 12. Creighton 18-3 13. Iowa 17-5 14. Kentucky 16-5 15. Saint Louis 20-2 16. Michigan 16-5 17. Iowa St. 16-4 18. Texas 17-4 19. Oklahoma St. 16-5 20. Gonzaga 20-3 21. Virginia 17-5 22. Pittsburgh 18-4 23. Oklahoma 17-5 24. Wisconsin 17-5 25. Ohio St. 17-5
USA Today Top 25
Pts 800 745 725 720 680 596 570 546 498 474 409 404 377 372 362 328 290 287 227 214 197 99 94 72 67
Pvs 2 3 1 4 5 9 15 6 7 7 16 20 12 11 21 14 18 — 10 24 — 17 25 13 23
Toronto Brooklyn New York Boston Philadelphia Miami Atlanta Washington Charlotte Orlando Indiana Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee W 26 21 19 16 15 W 34 25 24 21 13 W 37 23 19 16 9 L 22 25 29 33 34 L 13 21 23 28 37 L 10 23 28 32 39 Pct GB .542 — .457 4 .396 7 .327 10 1/2 .306 11 1/2 Pct GB .723 — .543 8 1/2 .511 10 .429 14 .260 22 1/2 Pct GB .787 — .500 13 1/2 .404 18 .333 21 1/2 .188 28 1/2
Detroit at Orlando, 6 p.m. Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. San Antonio at Washington, 6 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. Dallas at Memphis, 7 p.m. Atlanta at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Portland at New York, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at Denver, 8 p.m. Toronto at Sacramento, 9 p.m. Miami at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
Columbus at Anaheim, Late Chicago at Los Angeles, Late Philadelphia at San Jose, Late
Vancouver at Boston, 6 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Rangers, 6 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 6 p.m. Calgary at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Florida, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Washington, 6:30 p.m. Ottawa at St. Louis, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Dallas at Phoenix, 8 p.m.
Boston Tampa Bay Toronto Montreal Detroit Ottawa Florida Buffalo Pittsburgh N.Y. Rangers Columbus Philadelphia Carolina Washington New Jersey N.Y. Islanders GP W L OT Pts GF GA 54 35 16 3 73 164 119 55 32 18 5 69 162 137 57 30 21 6 66 170 176 56 29 21 6 64 137 139 56 25 19 12 62 146 158 56 24 21 11 59 159 178 55 21 27 7 49 133 174 55 15 32 8 38 107 164 GP W L OT Pts GF GA 56 39 15 2 80 178 133 56 30 23 3 63 145 140 55 28 23 4 60 163 154 56 27 23 6 60 152 163 54 25 20 9 59 137 151 56 25 22 9 59 164 172 57 23 21 13 59 133 142 57 21 28 8 50 159 191
Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Chicago at Anaheim, 9 p.m. Dallas at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.
San Antonio Houston Dallas Memphis New Orleans W 35 32 28 26 20 L 13 17 21 21 27 L 11 14 23 24 32 L 17 18 19 31 32 Pct GB .729 — .653 3 1/2 .571 7 1/2 .553 8 1/2 .426 14 1/2 Pct GB .780 — .708 4 .500 14 .489 14 1/2 .333 22 Pct .667 .617 .604 .340 .319 GB — 3 3 1/2 16 17
Monday’s Sports Transactions
BALTIMORE ORIOLES — Agreed to terms with INF Alex Gonzalez on a minor league contract. LOS ANGELES ANGELS — Agreed to terms with 3B David Freese and RHP Kevin Jepsen. Signed INF Chad Tracy to a minorleague contract. TEXAS RANGERS — Agreed to terms with RHP Daniel Bard, RHP Che-Hsuan Lin and RHP Armando Galarraga on minor league contracts. Released RHP Tyler Tufts.
Others receiving votes: Memphis 58, UConn 47, VCU 26, Southern Miss. 25, UMass 24, UCLA 20, New Mexico 16, SMU 10, Baylor 7, California 5, Harvard 4, George Washington 2, Saint Joseph’s 1, Stephen F. Austin 1, Toledo 1.
College Basketball Polls
Associated Press Top 25
Record 21-0 21-1 19-2 23-0 19-1 19-2 21-2 16-5 19-3 16-5 17-5 18-3 20-2 18-4 17-4 16-4 17-5 16-5 16-5 17-5 17-5 17-4 20-3 16-5 18-4 Pts 1,625 1,517 1,482 1,447 1,370 1,252 1,182 1,141 1,136 949 940 790 728 723 719 717 669 653 420 364 361 252 237 114 110
1. Syracuse (65) 2. Arizona 3. Florida 4. Wichita St. 5. San Diego St. 6. Villanova 7. Cincinnati 8. Kansas 9. Michigan St. 10. Michigan 11. Duke 12. Creighton 13. Saint Louis 14. Louisville 15. Texas 16. Iowa St. 17. Iowa 18. Kentucky 19. Oklahoma St. 20. Virginia 21. Oklahoma 22. UConn 23. Gonzaga 24. Memphis 25. Pittsburgh
Prv 2 1 3 4 5 9 13 6 7 10 17 20 19 12 25 16 15 11 8 — 23 — — 22 18
Record 1. UConn (36) 23-0 2. Notre Dame 21-0 3. Stanford 21-1 4. Louisville 22-1 5. Duke 21-2 6. South Carolina 20-2 7. Baylor 18-3 8. Tennessee 18-4 9. Penn St. 17-4 10. Maryland 17-4 11. Arizona St. 19-3 12. Oklahoma St. 18-3 13. North Carolina 17-5 14. NC State 19-3 15. Kentucky 17-5 16. LSU 17-5 17. West Virginia 19-3 18. Vanderbilt 17-5 19. Texas A&M 17-6 20. Gonzaga 20-3 21. Middle Tennessee 18-3 22. Nebraska 15-5 23. California 14-7 24. Michigan St. 15-7 25. Purdue 15-7
Women’s Top 25
Prv 1 2 4 5 3 7 9 10 12 8 15 11 6 18 13 14 20 16 17 22 25 — 21 — 19 W Oklahoma City 39 Portland 34 Denver 23 Minnesota 23 Utah 16 L.A. Clippers Phoenix Golden State L.A. Lakers Sacramento W 34 29 29 16 15
Pts 900 863 827 775 766 707 680 647 595 545 465 464 453 436 435 354 344 298 243 194 134 102 93 88 85
Chicago St. Louis Colorado Minnesota Dallas Nashville Winnipeg Anaheim San Jose Los Angeles Vancouver Phoenix Calgary Edmonton GP W L OT Pts GF GA 57 33 10 14 80 200 158 54 37 12 5 79 185 125 55 36 14 5 77 167 143 57 29 21 7 65 140 144 55 25 21 9 59 158 160 57 25 23 9 59 142 172 57 27 25 5 59 161 166
ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS — Signed manager Kirk Gibson and general manager Kevin Towers to contract extensions. COLORADO ROCKIES — Agreed to terms with RHP Manny Corpas and RHP Nick Masset on minor league contracts. NEW YORK METS — Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Farnsworth on a minor-league contract. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS — Named Fred Stanley special assistant, player personnel; Russ Morman manager for Richmond (EL); Lenn Sakata manager for San Jose (Cal); Andy Skeels hitting coach for Fresno (PCL) and Todd Linden hitting coach for Augusta (SAL). Promoted Shane Turner to director of player development; Steve Decker to coordinator of minor league instruction and hitting; and Carlos Valderrama to manager of the Dominican Summer League Giants. LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS — Signed G Sasha Vujacic to a 10-day contract. PHILADELPHIA 76ERS — Recalled G Lorenzo Brown from Delaware (NBADL). OAKLAND RAIDERS — Named Joe Woods defensive backs coach and Marcus Robertson assistant secondary coach.
Boston 96, Orlando 89 Monday’s Games Indiana 98, Orlando 79 Washington 100, Portland 90 Brooklyn 108, Philadelphia 102 Miami 102, Detroit 96 Oklahoma City 86, Memphis 77 Milwaukee 101, New York 98 San Antonio 102, New Orleans 95 Dallas 124, Cleveland 107 Denver 116, L.A. Clippers 115 Toronto 94, Utah 79 Chicago at Sacramento, Late
GP W L OT Pts GF GA 57 40 12 5 85 189 139 56 35 15 6 76 168 134 57 30 21 6 66 134 122 57 27 21 9 63 142 149 55 26 19 10 62 159 164 55 21 27 7 49 132 173 58 19 33 6 44 150 196
Others receiving votes: Iowa St. 68, St. John’s 28, Rutgers 22, Syracuse 17, Florida St. 16, Wichita St. 14, Oklahoma 12, Bowling Green 7, Chattanooga 6, DePaul 4, James Madison 3, Michigan 3, Saint Mary’s (Cal) 3, Texas 3, Iona 1.
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Washington 6, Detroit 5, OT Winnipeg 2, Montreal 1
Indiana at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Chicago at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Charlotte at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
Edmonton 3, Buffalo 2 Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1, OT Detroit 2, Vancouver 0 Colorado 2, New Jersey 1, OT
Durant and Ibaka lead Thunder past Grizzlies 86-77
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Kevin Durant had 31 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, Serge Ibaka had 21 points and 12 rebounds and the Oklahoma City Thunder continued their home dominance, beating the Memphis Grizzlies 86-77 on Monday night. Oklahoma City (39-11) had a 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday at Washington, but the Thunder moved to 21-3 at home while winning their seventh straight game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Zach Randolph had 13 points and 13 rebounds and Marc Gasol added 13 points for Memphis (26-21), which lost for the second time in 13 games. The Grizzlies had won six straight games, the NBA’s longest winning streak entering Monday. Coming off a remarkable January during which he averaged 35.9 points per game on 54.9-percent shooting, Durant finished 11 of 21 from the field. Ibaka posted his 19th double-double of the season, going 10 of 17 from the field. He also teamed with Kendrick Perkins and Steven Adams (who had four blocked shots) to slow Memphis’ potent frontcourt of Randolph and Gasol. Memphis couldn’t counter with outside shooting. The Grizzlies went 2 of 16 from 3-point range. Memphis, which trailed by 17 points late in the first half, pulled within three points three times in the final 6:45, the last time at 78-75 after Courtney Lee’s driving 5-foot jumper with 4:54 left.
Durant answered with a 14-foot jumper, then after an exchange of empty possessions, Thabo Sefolosha swished a 3-pointer and Durant followed with a steal and layup to give Oklahoma City an 85-75 cushion with 2:54 left. The Thunder managed only one point after that, but the Grizzlies couldn’t take advantage, scoring only on a follow shot by Randolph with 1:12 left. The Thunder used an 18-2 run near the end of the first half to take a 51-36 halftime lead. By halftime, Ibaka already had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Durant scored 10 of his 16 first-half points during the final 5:35 of the half. Fueled by six points by Gasol, Memphis opened the second half on a 15-5 run to pull within 56-51 midway through the third quarter, but Durant hit a 3-pointer with 52 seconds left in the quarter to help rebuild Oklahoma City’s lead to nine points at 68-59. With a lineup of reserves, Oklahoma City didn’t score for almost three minutes to start the fourth quarter, causing coach Scott Brooks to reinsert Durant with 9:41 left. Durant promptly drew a foul on James Johnson and hit 1-of-2 free throws, then swished a 14-foot jumper from the left wing to put the Thunder up 72-63. Reggie Jackson started the game with two airballs but eventually finished with 12 points for Oklahoma City. Lee and Mike Miller had 11 points each for Memphis. Notes: With Conley out, Memphis signed G Darius
Morris to a 10-day contract on Monday. Morris averaged 4.2 points and 1.6 assists in 22 games this season with the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers. He was waived by Philadelphia on Nov. 20 before signing a pair of 10-day contracts with the Clippers . Memphis had a six-game road winning streak snapped. Before Monday, the Grizzlies’ last road loss was on Jan. 3 at Denver . The Thunder recorded its 113th straight regular-season sellout, although there were some empty seats visible in the lower sections of Chesapeake Energy Arena . Memphis coach Dave Joerger was named as the Western Conference coach of the month for January, beating out Oklahoma City’s Brooks for that honor. Memphis went 12-3 in January, compared Oklahoma City’s 13-5 mark . At least twice, Joerger complained about the volume level in the arena
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant shoots over Memphis Grizzlies forward James Johnson Monday in Oklahoma City.
Alonzo Adams • The Associated Press
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technical foul. Holmes made three of four free throws and Texas led 38-23 at halftime. Texas blew it open early in the second half with an emphatic basket by Ridley: a one-step, two-handed dunk over Embiid. Ridley converted the three-point play and Texas led 47-27. Kansas finally answered with consecutive 3-pointers but the Jayhawks couldn’t piece together a run that could pull them close. Texas simply wouldn’t let them. Holmes had a key 3-pointer and followed it with another tough layup. Demarcus Holland had the task of guarding Wiggins most of the game and despite giving up six inches, did a masterful job of frustrating the freshman into a rough shooting night. Wiggins fouled out with just over two minutes left, ending a 2-for12 performance from the field. Holland also grabbed a team-high 11 rebonds. “I tried to box him out every opportunity,” Holland said. “Cam and Prince were scaring him and he Eric Gay • The Associated Press was settling for jump shots.” Kansas’ Naadir Tharpe looks to pass around Texas’ Cameron Ridley Saturday in Austin, Texas.
No. 16 Iowa St. beats No. 19 Oklahoma State in 3OT
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STILLWATER, Okla. — DeAndre Kane had 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists to help 16th-ranked Iowa State defeat No. 19 Oklahoma State 98-97 in triple overtime on Monday night. The win was Iowa State’s first in Stillwater since March 2, 1998 — a span of 18 games. Melvin Ejim had 22 points and 12 rebounds, Georges Niang scored 17 points and Dustin Hogue added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the Cyclones (17-4, 5-4 Big 12), who have beaten six ranked teams this season. Le’Bryan Nash scored 26 points, Marcus Smart had 20 points and eight assists and Markel Brown added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Oklahoma State (16-6, 4-5), which lost its third in a row. Oklahoma State was without guard Stevie Clark, who was kicked off the team Monday after his second arrest of the new year. Monte Morris hit a 3-pointer from the corner with 43 seconds left in the third overtime to put Iowa State up 96-95. Nash misconnected on a pass to Williams, and Oklahoma State turned the ball over with 22 seconds left. Naz Long made two free throws with 21.8 seconds to play, extending Iowa State’s lead to three. Brown dunked, then Williams stole the ball to give the Cowboys a shot at the win. Smart missed a fadeaway, and Oklahoma State retained possession on a tie-up on the rebound. Nash missed a baseline jumper as time expired, and the Cyclones celebrated. Kane committed his fourth foul with 1:40 left in the second overtime and Oklahoma State leading 87-86. Nash scored in close to bump the Cowboys’ lead to three. Iowa State’s Matt Thomas and Kane missed shots, and Smart pulled in the rebound. Oklahoma State had a chance to put the game away, but Brown missed a mid-range fadeaway, and Iowa State called a timeout, down 89-86 with 15.9 seconds remaining. Thomas missed a three, but Kane rebounded, and Long’s 3-pointer with 1.4 seconds left tied the game. Iowa State had a chance to win at the end of the first overtime with the scored tied at 83. Morris drove to the hoop, but Brown blocked his shot from behind to force the second extra period. Niang fouled out with 1:05 left in regulation and Iowa State leading 74-73. Brown made the two free throws after the foul to give Oklahoma State a 75-74 lead. Ejim missed the first and made the second of two free throws to tie the score at 75 with 44 seconds to play. Nash’s shot down low was blocked by Dustin Hogue, giving Iowa State another shot. Kane missed a 3-pointer, and a putback dunk by Ejim came after the buzzer.
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2008 departure for Oklahoma City, where the team became the Thunder. In fact, before Sunday, Seattle’s two major professional championships were in sports in which the city no longer competes — hockey and basketball. The Seattle Metropolitans won the 1917 Stanley Cup before folding in 1924. Unlike fans of some other c h a m p i o n s h i p - s t a r ve d teams — say, the Chicago Cubs or the pre-2004 Boston Red Sox — Seahawks faithful haven’t had the Bulls, Celtics, Blackhawks or Bruins to cheer for. Fans launched fireworks,
blared horns and partied across the city as the final seconds of the Super Bowl ticked away. The celebration lasted into the night. “I can’t make you understand what this means to me!” shouted lifelong Seattleite John Caro, who, with his wife Corina, both 59, whooped their way down Lake City Way in North Seattle and high-fived passersby. “We have waited so freakin’ long for this!” Thousands of people packed the city’s oldest neighborhood, Pioneer Square, and the Fire Department reported about a halfdozen bonfires around the city, mostly involving couches and mattresses burned in streets. The biggest blaze was near the University of Washington, where one
Fans start a cheer as they wait to greet Seattle Seahawks players and coaches on the team’s arrival Monday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson • The Associated Press
person was arrested for investigation of reckless burning. Two shootings also were reported but the injuries weren’t life-threatening. The celebration, however, was mostly harmless, even though there were about a half-dozen arrests Sunday night, and police dispersed the Pioneer Square crowd after some revelers began smashing windows and throwing bottles at officers. Videos of fans waiting politely for a light to change before crossing a street spread quickly on the Internet, demonstrating that one doesn’t jaywalk in Seattle, even amid a Super Bowl celebration. Seattle’s sports history has been mostly sad. Aside from the SuperSonics’ relocation after 41 years, baseball’s Mariners — who started playing in 1977, seven years after the Pilots moved to Milwaukee — have been woeful, losing 101 games in 2008 and 2010, and 91 last year. But there have been bright spots. The Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl in 2005, where they lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers amid complaints about the officiating that Seattle fans continue to voice. In 1994, the SuperSonics had the best record in the NBA during the regular season then became the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 8 seed in the opening
round of the playoffs. Two years later, the Sonics couldn’t overcome the 72-win Bulls in the NBA finals. The Mariners made the playoffs with a feel-good, late-season run in 1995, before losing to the New York Yankees. And in 2001, the home team tied a major league record with 116 regular-season wins but had no answer for the Yankees in the postseason. There were the championships of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm in 2004 and 2010. Suggestions that the Seahawks’ win was the city’s first championship overall since 1979 struck a nerve among some in the city, including Storm President Karen Bryant, who wondered about the reports on Twitter even as the Storm congratulated the Seahawks on the win. But even Keim, a Storm fan who welcomed their championships, said the Seahawks win resonated more. She reserved a 56-passenger bus to take all of the staff and students at her maritime school, Compass Courses, and some friends, to the upcoming parade, which is slated to cover a route of about 2 miles through downtown before ending a CenturyLink Field. “I hope it’s just crazy,” she said. “Just being in a crowd where people have so much love for the team is going to be exciting.”
Nowitzki leads Mavericks past Cavs 124-107
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WSU ready for toughest week of season
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DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki was watching when the Dallas Mavericks took a double-digit lead for good against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The steady progress of Devin Harris had a lot to do with the surge. Nowitzki scored 23 points, Harris had a season-high 16 and the Mavericks pulled away from Cleveland 124-107 Monday night, handing the Cavaliers their fifth straight loss. Nowitzki was on the bench for most of a key thirdquarter stretch led by Jose Calderon, Brandan Wright and Harris, who was playing his eighth game after missing the first 41 following offseason toe surgery. “Just trying to get comfortable out there,” Harris said. “I am trying to make the most of my minutes.” Harris had seven points on a 9-2 run that gave the Mavericks their first 15-point lead, and Wright scored nine of his 14 points in the third. Jose Calderon had four of his game-high 10 assists in the quarter and hit a pair of 3-pointers. “We’re just passing the ball and trying to get a really nice pace,” said Calderon, who scored 11 points. “I think it was good for us.” Kyrie Irving had 27 to lead the Cavaliers, who have dropped seven of their last eight. Anthony Bennett, Cleveland’s rookie No. 1 pick averaging just 2.8 points per game coming in, had eight in the second quarter and finished with 11. “There were a few instances in this game where we gave ourselves a legit chance to get into the game, but we just couldn’t get over the hump,” said Irving, who scored at least 20 for the ninth time in 10 games. Dallas’ Monta Ellis started fast after going most of the first half without scoring Friday against Sacramento and finished with 22 points and seven assists. Harris had his previous season high of 14 points in three straight games before getting seven in Friday’s win over Sacramento. He finally broke the 14-point mark with two free throws, and then assisted on a dunk by Samuel Dalembert that gave Dallas its biggest lead at 106-87. Dalembert had 18 points — two off his season high — and two blocks after not even attempting a shot and getting three rebounds when the Mavericks held on to beat the Cavaliers last month in Cleveland, despite a combined 37 points and 31 rebounds from Tristan Thompson and Anderson Varejao. “I can’t guarantee you the offense because some days the ball is coming to me and some days I only take one field goal,” Dalembert said. “What I’m trying to do is make sure the guys are crashing the boards.”
WICHITA — There aren’t a whole lot of statement games on Wichita State’s schedule this season. Two of them are coming up in a matter of days. The unbeaten Shockers are headed to Indiana State on Wednesday night, followed by a trip to Northern Iowa on Saturday. Those two teams are the closest contenders behind the fourth-ranked Shockers in the Missouri Valley race. Perhaps more important, they’re arguably the two teams with the best chance of dealing Wichita State (23-0, 10-0) a defeat before the start of the conference tournament March 6. “It’s the week that everyone’s been talking about and pointing at, arguably two of the best teams in our league, back to back, on the road,” Shockers coach Gregg Marshall said. “I know they’ll be great atmospheres coming up and we’ll have to play really good basketball.” They might want to avoid spotting their opponents a big early lead, too. Wichita State allowed Evansville to race out to a 15-point first-half advantage on Saturday before rallying for an 81-67 victory. When then-No. 1 Arizona lost to California later that night, it left only the Shockers and new No. 1 Syracuse as the nation’s undefeated teams. To put that into perspective, the only other team from the Missouri Valley to win its first 23 games
was Larry Bird’s Indiana State team, which went 33-0 before losing to Magic Johnson and Michigan State in the 1979 NCAA championship game. The last team to enter the NCAA tournament undefeated was UNLV in 1991. “Nobody in this program feels like we’re at our best our reached our peak,” guard Fred VanVleet said. “Besides, we don’t worry about what the outside world is talking about. We know every game in the Valley is a challenge.” Poll voters have been largely unimpressed by the Shockers’ relatively weak schedule, which is why they remained No. 4 this week — behind the Wildcats, who dropped to second, and Florida, which has already lost twice this season. Wichita State has only one victory against a current Top 25 team, beating No. 13 Saint Louis before the Billikens were ranked. Otherwise, the Shockers have been pounding away on a schedule that offers very few chances to pick up marquee victories. It’s not entirely the Shockers’ fault, of course. Marshall has found it increasingly tough to schedule games against high-profile opponents after their run to last year’s Final Four — many of those teams don’t want to risk losing to a so-called “mid-major” program. Then there’s the fact that the Missouri Valley has weakened considerably this season. Creighton proved to be the Shockers’ toughest rival, but they moved to the Big East and left few
contenders for conference superiority. The Sycamores (17-5, 8-2) may be the closest thing, but even they were routed by Wichita State 68-48 when they met Jan. 18. The Shockers beat the Panthers 67-53 in their first meeting this season. “It’s something a lot of people have talked about, and I think we’re excited about it,” forward Ron Baker said of the two-game trip. “We’ll be prepared just like we always are. No games are a given on the road. It’s going to be hostile and we’re looking forward to it.” Even with a weak schedule, Wichita state is still firmly in the top 10 of the RPI, a key factor when the NCAA selection committee begins to seed teams. But their schedule also means that any slip along the way would likely dash the Shockers’ chances of earning a No. 1 seed. It would help if they continued to dominate their opponents. The Shockers are the only team in the nation to lead their conference in scoring offense and defense. They also lead the league in scoring margin, offensive and defensive rebounding, turnover margin, rebounding margin, blocked shots and, well, just about every other statistic. “We’re trying to win a conference championship and get into the NCAA tournament with the best seed we can get, and just remain relevant nationally,” Marshall said. “We’re pleased to go to 23-0 and looking forward to this week. I know it’ll be a big challenge.”
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No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure WELLS FARGO BANK, NA PLAINTIFF -vsMICHAEL QUINN, 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, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 13CV144, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said County, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the front door of the courthouse in the City of Junction City in said County, on February 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., of said day the following described real estate located in the County of Geary, State of Kansas, to wit: A TRACT OF LAND IN A PORTION OF LOT 15, BLOCK 7, DOC HARGREAVES HILLTOP ADDITION UNIT #2 TO JUNCTION CITY, KANSAS , BEING MORE PARTICU LARLY DESCRIBED AS FOL LOWS: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 15; THENCE SOUTH 00 10' 12" WEST ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 15, SAID LINE ALSO BEING THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF BROOKE BEND, 37.49 FEET TO A POINT ON THE CENTERLINE OF A PARTYWALL AND EXTENSIONS THEREOF; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 48' 29" WEST ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, 120.00 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WEST LINE OF SAID LOT 15; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 10' 12" EAST ALONG SAID WEST LINE, 37.44 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 15; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 49' 48" EAST ALONG THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 15, 120.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. Commonly known as 2310 Brooke Bend, Junction City, Kansas 66441 This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Tony Wolf SHERIFF OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 418B Fairway, KS 66205 (913)831-3000 Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 13-006299/jm A1263 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS No. 13CV191 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA HOME EQUITY LOAN, INC., HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-3 ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-3 PLAINTIFF -vsKEVIN GORTON, 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, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 13CV191, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said County, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the front door of the courthouse in the City of Junction City in said County, on February 19, 2014, at 10:00 a.m., of said day the following described real estate located in the County of Geary, State of Kansas, to wit: LOT NINETEEN (19), BLOCK FIVE (5), WALLER ADDITION TO THE CITY OF MILFORD, KANSAS Commonly known as 211 Whiting Street, Milford, Kansas 66514 This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Tony Wolf SHERIFF OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway Suite 418B Fairway, KS 66205 (913)831-3000 Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 13-006363/jm A1262 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Case No. 13CV203 Court Number: DJ4 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Lakeview Loan Servicing, LLC Plaintiff, vs. Carlos C. Villarreal and La Donna N. Villarreal, et al. Defendants. Notice Of Sale Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Geary County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Geary County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, on February 19, 2014, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lot Four (4), Block Nine (9), Doc Hargreaves Hilltop Addition, Unit No. Three (3) to Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, commonly known as 1638 Olivia Dancing Trail, Junction City, KS 66441 (the “Property”) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit www.Southlaw.com Tony Wolf, Sheriff Geary County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Megan Cello (KS # 24167) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (156991) A1269 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS Case No. 13CV266 K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure (Title to Real Estate Involved) U.S. Bank, N.A., as Trustee for Rice Park Financing Whole Loan Grantor Trust 2012-1 by Green Tree Servicing, LLC. Plaintiff, vs. J. W. Ward and Minnie R. Ward , 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 13CV266 , 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 02/19/2014, 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 NINE (9), BLOCK TEN (10), UNIT #1 CREST HILL ADDITION TO JUNCTION CITY, GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS. SHERIFF OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS Respectfully Submitted, By: _____________________________ Shawn Scharenborg, KS # 24542 Eric M. Lemp, KS # 26178 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Attorney for Plaintiff A1265 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 2014 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS DIVISION NO. 5 Case No. 14-CV-7 TITLE TO REAL ESTATE INVOLVED CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KENDRA L. WEDDING; JOHN DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN; TENANT/ OCCUPANT); JANE DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN; TENANT/OCCUPANT); AND THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES OF ANY OF THE DE FENDANTS, Defendants. _____________________________ (Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60) NOTICE OF SUIT TO THE ABOVE-NAMED DEFENDANTS AND ALL OTHER PER SONS WHO ARE OR MAY BE CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition to Foreclose Mortgage (“Peti tion”) has been filed in the District Court of Geary County, Kansas, by Central National Bank, praying for foreclosure of a real estate mortgage on the following-described real estate: LOT EIGHTEEN (18), BLOCK NINE (9), WESTWOOD HEIGHTS SECOND ADDITION TO JUNCTION CITY, GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS, which has a common street address of 1216 Downtain Street, Junction City, Kansas 66441, and you are hereby required to answer or otherwise plead to the Petition on or before Monday, March 10, 2014 in said Court. If you fail to answer or otherwise plead, the Petition will be taken as true, and judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. PREPARED BY: Michael R. Munson, #22585 Luke P. Sinclair, #23709 Erin A. Beckerman, #25147 Ty A. Patton, #25331 GAY, RIORDAN, FINCHER, MUNSON & SINCLAIR, PA 3500 SW Fairlawn, Suite 210 Topeka, Kansas 66614 (785) 783-8323; (785) 783-8327 (Fax) email@example.com Attorneys for Central National Bank A1276 1/28, 2/4, 2/11 2014
Millsap & Singer, LLC 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Suite 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Case No. 12CV175 Court No.4 CitiMortgage, Inc. Plaintiff, vs. Brenda D Harrison, et al. Defendants, Title to Real Estate Involved Pursuant to K.S.A. §60 NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Geary County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Geary County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the Lobby of the Geary County Courthouse, Kansas, on February 26, 2014 at the time of 10:00 AM, the following real estate: LOT ELEVEN (11), BLOCK TWO (2), SPRING VALLEY ADDITION, UNIT NO. ONE (1) TO JUNCTION CITY, GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS. Tax ID No. 042810, Commonly known as 1419 Overbrook Dr, Junction City, KS 66441 (“the Property”) MS145404 to satisfy the judgment in the above entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. ________________ Geary County Sheriff MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC By: Chad R. Doornink, #23536 firstname.lastname@example.org 11460 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Ste. 300 Leawood, KS 66211 (913) 339-9132 (913) 339-9045 (fax) ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF MILLSAP & SINGER, LLC AS ATTORNEYS FOR Nationstar Mort gage LLC IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY IN FORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. A1288 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 2014
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B&B BUSING Hiring bus drivers for daily routes. Experienced preferred •Alcohol and drug testing •Paid holidays •25 years old and older •$13.25/hour or more depending on expericence. •Raise after 90 days 2722 Gateway Court 238-8555 Call for apppointment EOE
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1, 2, 3 Bedroom, near Post, School and Lake. $275 and up. Military Inspected. 463-5526 2-3-4BR. Clean, good condition. Near Post, schools, Lake. W/D hookups. Refrigerator, stove furnished. 785-463-5321 2BR, Mobile Home, large living room. In Ogden. Clean, ready to move into. Reasonably priced. 785-761-5575 409 Brad GVP, 2BD/2BA, $485/Mo. References Required. Pets Negotiable. Call 210-5158.
BAYER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. An Employee Owned Company Bayer Construction Company, Inc. currently has a job opening for Heavy Equipment Service Tech. Experience in servicing Heavy Equipment and CDL drivers’ license is required. Wages are based on experience. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through February 28, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM at our office, 120 Deep Creek Road, Manhattan, KS (785)776-8839. Applications are kept on file for 30 days. Bayer Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EXPERIENCED HVAC & APPLI ANCE service person. Must have experience. 785-258-3355 Herington. OTR Drivers needed for Solo & Team Positions. Midwest and West Coast Traffic Lanes, Competitive pay, Assigned 2013 and 2014 Kenworths. Safety/Productivity Incen tives, Consistent Miles, Call 800-645-3748 “Partners In Excellence” OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. 2012 & Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. Butler Transport 1-800-528-7825 www.butlertransport.com PARTS PULLER WANTED: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF AND A PASSION FOR THIS AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR OWN TOOLS. MUST HAVE HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION OR EQUIVALENT, VALID DRIVERS’ LICENSE AND PASS A DRUG SCREEN. BENEFITS AVAILABLE. APPLY IN PERSON BETWEEN 8:00 & 4:00 AT 1209 N. PERRY, JUNCTION CITY. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Receptionist/Property Manager. ! Must be computer literate, have good communication skills, and reliable.! Experience with Microsoft Excel a must and QuickBooks a plus.! ! Please fax resume to 785-210-0300 or e-mail to email@example.com.! Steel & Pipe Company Systems Analyst Steel and Pipe Supply has an immediate opening for a Systems Analyst in our Manhattan office. Position is responsible for performing server and network administration as well as providing help desk support to local and remote employees. Requires strong knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and software, Active Directory, Group Policy, and net working protocols and fundamentals. Experience with virtualization and project management is preferred. Must possess excellent customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills, high attention to detail, and be able to work independently. Please e-mail resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE Tanker Drivers: Up to $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Up to 51cpm plus additional pay for HazMat loads, pump offs, mileage bonuses! 1-year OTR. Call 877.882.6537 www.oakleytransport.com
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Camper parking spaces, large lots, lawns, sidewalks. Off-street parking. Near lake, Post, school, park. 785-463-5321
Ford F350 Outlaw Lariat edition 2007. Super duty truck with 115,000 miles, 6.0 diesel, loaded, sunroof strong truck. Chipped edge juice w/attitude. KBB over $22,000, asking $21,000 obo. 785-564-0780.
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C.O.O.S. Invites you to meet at The Fountain for food and fellowship. Bible studies. Sundays at 10:00am, Worship at 11:00am. 1735 Thompson Drive. 785-317-8263 Free Pallets behind Daily Union. 222 W. 6th St. HELP YOURSELF.
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FT Lead Cook, PT Cook Rock Springs 4-H Center, located 8 miles south and 4 miles west of Junction City, is accepting applications for a full time lead cook as well as a part time cook. We are a 4-H camp as well as a facility for conferences, retreats, weddings and family reunions. Benefits are offered for the Exp. Flatbed Drivers:! Regional opFT Lead Cook position. Successful portunities now open with plenty of candidates will have 3-5 years of exfreight & great pay! 800-277-0212 or perience preparing great food and driveforprime.com should have knowledge of safe food handling regulations. ServSafe certiFull Time Manufacturing Operator fication a plus. Ventria Bioscience, Junction City, is looking for a full time Manufacturing Applications are available online at! www.rocksprings.net!and must be Operator to manufacture products submitted with a cover letter to: 1168 utilizing chromatography, filtration, Hwy K157, Junction City, KS 66441, microfiltration and freeze drying equipment in a safe manner. Previ- Attn Bev Knopp.!Questions regarding the positions should be for ous manufacturing experience in a chemical or pharmaceutical plant is warded to Andra Thurlow, Food Service and Hospitality Director desirable but is not required. Salary will be commensurate on experi - email@example.com.!No phone calls, please. ence. Please email resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.
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1 Bdr. Apt. No Pets, $600/month. Close to High School. 785-761-5018. 1BR and 2BR apartments for rent. Affordable. 10 minutes from Post. Call 785-341-5759. 1BR Apartments, pay electric. 1BR Apartment all bills paid. Call 210-0777, 202-2022 or 375-5376 .
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Academic Advisor Academic Advisor, Kansas State UniversitY, Manhattan, KS, College of Education; seeks applicants with MA/MS.!For more information on position description and application procedures, please go to the following w e b s i t e : http://coe.ksu.edu/about/employment/index.html EOE. Background check required. Ad Sales/Development Marketing PT position with busy non-profit agency. Requires stong initiative, outgoing personality and excellent organizational and communication skills. Duties include marketing Agency services including recruitment of event sponsors and ad sales. Requires attention to detail, computer skills, including Excel and word. In-design skills and sales experience a plus. Position open until filled. Please send cover letter, resume and three references to: Search Committee, NC-FH AAA, 401 Houston St., Manhattan, KS 66502. EOE/AA. BAYER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC. An Employee Owned Company Bayer Construction Company, Inc. is expanding its operations into asphalt and concrete paving. We are looking for full-time candidates with experience in all phases of asphalt and concrete paving operations. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted through February 28, Monday-Friday, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM at our office, 120 Deep Creek Road, Manhattan, KS (785)776-8839. Applications are kept on file for 30 days. Bayer Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Experienced cleaners for move in/out cleans. Also part time wood refinisher. Voice/vehicle must. 785-263-9871, leave message. Now accepting applications for experienced groomer. Resume and portfolio a plus. Apply in person at 106 N. Eisenhower. No Phone Calls. Field Representative FT position with busy non-profit agency. Responsibilities: provide training, technical assistance, presentations and information to volunteers, community groups and service providers in 18-county area. Requires excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, computer experience and genuine concern for older Kansans. Experience with nonprofit organizations and aging network preferred. Requires daytime travel and valid driver's license. Also BA or BS in community education gerontology, family studies, communication or related area or at least four years relevant work experience. Send cover letter, resume and three references by 5 p.m. February 14, 2014 to the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging, 401 Houston St., Manhattan, KS 66502. EOE/AA. B&B Busing is now hiring transportation monitors for Headstart routes. Obtain job description from B&B Busing, 2722 Gateway Court. Junction City. 238-8555. EOE
This position involves skilled work primarily in noxious weed control, roadside vegetation management, household hazardous waste and recycling management operations. A secondary amount of time will be spent working with Road and Bridge Division as needed. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * High School Diploma or GED. * Some work experience in outside, labor or skilled labor type position. * Ability to undergo training and pass certification coursework. Pay will be increased upon passing required coursework. * Valid Kansas Class A or B CDL driver’s license. * Willingness to reside within a 30 mile radius of worksite within 90 days of employment. This position is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to drug and alcohol screening before employment and randomly during employment. Geary County offers a comprehensive compensation package of salary and benefits. Online application preferred and is available at: www.hrepartners.com If unable to complete online application, obtain a paper application and supplemental questions from: Geary County Human Resources 200 E. 8th, Room 123 Junction City, KS 66441 785-238-5700 Or: www.geary.kansasgov.com
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1BR house, 220 N. Jefferson $400.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 (2) HOUSES, LARGE 3 bedroom/2 bathroom, fenced yards, pets ok, large garage/basements, 503/521 Layton, Enterprise. Pictures/Info @ ahrn.com, 785-280-2024. 2BR house, 1032 Northwest Ave. $600.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 123 W 11, 3BD/1BA, CH/CA, Basement, fenced yard, double garage. $625.00/month + deposit. 785-922-6981 or 785-761-9084 3BR house, 124 E. 4th St. $650.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 2 bedroom house. 746 W 1st. Totally remodeled. $600.00 rent. No pets. 785-223-7352. 2 BR $575/mo. Laundry room, some utilities paid, window AC, sunroom. No Pets/No smoking. 785-238-6887. 2BR apartments. 735 W. 1st. $495.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 2BD/1BA, finished basement, all appliances, $650/rent & deposit, fenced yard, 924 N Madison. Call 785-761-7331 2BR new paint, LR, DR, 1 1/2BA, hardwood floors. Garage. Near Post, Lake, schools. 785-463-5321 3 bedroom apartments. $570.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 3 BR house, located at 1739 N. Jefferson, $750 rent, $750 deposit. No Pets. Call Charlie 785-210-8535. 3BR, new paint, carpet. 1 Block to school. W/D hookup. Near Post. 785-463-5321 4BR, 1.5BA. CH/CA. LR, eat-in kitchen, some utilities paid, wood floors. No Pets/Smokers. $700.00/month. 785-238-6887. Available Now! (2) 1BR houses, Call 210-0777 or 202-2022 or 375-5376 Beautiful 4BD 323 W 5th, Officer’s Quarter $1200/month Craigslist 3BD 1600 N Madison, $850/month 3BD 229 E 14th, $650/month Call 785-375-6372 or 785-238-4761 House for rent in Herington area, 2BR, furnished. Utilities included. 785-258-0411. NO DEPOSIT 3BR, CA/CH, DR, garage, fenced back yard. 214 W 15th. $750mo. 785-223-2777 Price drop! 3BD/1BA complete remodel. 2216 Northview, Manhattan. $950/month. No Pets/Smoking. 3BD/2BA 257 Ridge. 785-341-7302.
2 bedroom apt. tenant pays electric. Located 642 Goldenbelt Blvd. 238-5000 or 785-223-7565. 2BR Unfurnished apartment in country, 3miles South on Kansas River. 1Bath, A/C, Stove, Refrigerator, W/D, Dishwasher, Basic Cable, Carpeted, utilities included. NO SMOKING and NO PETS. SMOKERS NEED NOT APPLY. $950.00month 785-477-8969 5 minutes from post. Military housing approved. 2BR apartment, ADT system, $595/Mo. No Pets 785-375-3353 or 785-461-5343. Nice 2 bedroom, full carpet, CA/CH, W/D hookups. $525 rent/deposit, Off street parking. No pets. 785-762-2400. ONE BEDROOM HOME 3310 Fair Road, $550 rent/deposit, water, trash paid, total electric 20x40 attached garage. Call 785-223-2713.
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Experienced independent media sales representative needed. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and responsible to sell digital and printed advertising products and services. The Digital Media Executive will contact established customers throughout the Flint Hills region to sell digital packages comprised of online ads, websites and social media ads. The position includes: cold calling, prospecting and follow-up service after the sale. We are seeking a sales professional that thinks out of the box and has the ability to establish relationships in person and over the phone. The qualifications should also include superior closing skills, excellent organizational and time management skills and proficient with Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and the Internet. This is a commission only position with approved expenses.
Looking for a room for a Barton student from India. Need until finishing school at Barton in 4m. 785-320-6878
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Christian Daycare has full-time openings now, ages 2 and up. Loving Care & pre-school activities. Experienced. 762-2468.
Business Opportunities 400
For Sale! J.C. Cigar Bar Established & Turnkey 912 N Washington Serious Inquiries Only POC Mr. Richard Pinaire 785-238-3126
Musical Instruments 440
PIANO OF THE WEEK: Like-new Everett Console, cherry. Comparable new, over $6,500. SPECIAL: $2488! View online at piano4u.com. Mid-America Piano, Manhattan. 800-950-3774.
• Meet and exceed all revenue goals and targets on a monthly, quarterly, annual basis • Work independently from and along-side other Advertising & Digital sales reps • Deliver compelling presentations and product demonstrations that highlight digital and print products • Superior knowledge of new/emerging digital advertising technologies and techniques • Strategize, plan and execute multimedia marketing plans. • Proficient in face-to-face sales calling including up-selling, appointment setting and cold calling. • Understanding of web development and mobile advertising, SEO, SEM, email marketing and social media advertising helpful. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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Cakes, cookies, party trays, pies, tarts, tortes and cheesecakes. Give me 2 days advance notice and I deliver. 785-463-2156 or email@example.com.
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~NEWLY CONSTRUCTED~ ~POOL AREA~ ~WASHER/DRYER HOOKUPS~ ~CLUBHOUSE WITH POOL TABLE~ ~24 HOUR FITNESS ROOM~ ~PET FRIENDLY~ ~PLAYGROUND AREA~ ~POOL AREA~ ~APPLIANCES INCLUDED~ ~BASKETBALL AND TETHER BALL ~CLUBHOUSE WITH POOL TABLE~ ~CLOSE TO THE PROXIMITY AREA~ ~PLAYGROUND AREA~ ~GRILLING AREAS~ OF FT. RILEY~ ~BASKETBALL AND TETHER BALL 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH ~MODEL APT ON SITE~ AREA~ ~WASHER/DRYER 987 SQUARE FEET 1170 SQUARE FEET ~ON ‐SITE MANAGEMENT~ ~GRILLING AREAS~ HOOKUPS~ $750 PER MONTH $850 PER MONTH 2 BEDROOM 2 BATH 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH ~MODEL APT ON SITE~ ~24 HOUR FITNESS ROOM~ 987 SQUARE FEET 1170 SQUARE FEET ~ON ‐SITE MANAGEMENT~ $750 PER MONTH $850 PER MONTH ~POOL~ 2316 WILDCAT LANE ~CLUBHOUSE WITH POOL JUNCTION CITY KS 66441 $750 SECURITY DEPOSIT 2316 WILDCAT LANE TABLE~ 785‐579‐6500 JUNCTION CITY KS 66441 PAY $125 UPON ~NEW PLAYGROUND~ www.quintonpoint.com $750 SECURITY DEPOSIT APPLICATION PROCESS 2316 WILDCAT LANE 785‐579‐6500 ~MODEL APT ON SITE~ WE ARE OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY AND $125 PAYMENT IN JUNCTION CITY KS 66441 www.quintonpoint.com PAY $125 UPON ADDITION TO RENT FOR FROM 9 AM TO 5:30 PM AND SATURDAYS
APPLICATION PROCESS 785‐579‐6500 OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9 AM TO 5:30 PM THE FIRST 5 MONTHS OF 2 BEDROOM 987 SQ FT $875 AND $125 PAYMENT IN FROM 9 AM UNTIL 1 PM. www.quintonpoint.com SATURDAYS FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM AND RESIDENCY ADDITION TO RENT FOR 3 BEDROOM 1170 SQ FT $975 SUNDAY VIEWINGS ARE AVAILABLE UPON OPEN MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY FROM 9 AM TO 5:30 PM SUNDAY VIEWINGS ARE AVAILABLE UPON APPOINTMENT THE FIRST 5 MONTHS OF APPOINTMENT. SATURDAYS FROM 9 AM TO 1 PM AND RESIDENCY
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“I must have watched those free throws about 20 times. Watching them, disappointed in myself, and I felt like I needed to come out and really prove that I can make free throws, cause that’s something I work on every day. So that factored in a little bit, as far as trying to drive the ball and get to the rim, trying to get fouled. I knew they didn’t have a typical rim protector in there, so I knew that I’d be able to at least get my shot off or get a good look,” Staten said. Free throws were important to WVU, which connected on 29 of 37 of the foul shots, even after Staten missed his first two of the game. WVU’s 78.4 percentage from the line far surpassed the 8 of 19 (42.1) percent effort by Kansas State, as the Wildcats missed key free throws and close-in shots throughout the game. “You have to make free throws, we didn’t get many, they got a bunch,” said Kansas State coach Bruce Weber. “And when we didn’t make them, it makes it tough. Staten is a heck of a player. And when he gets to the line 35 times or whatever it was, it’s tough to deal with. We just couldn’t guard it.” WVU built an 8-point first half lead, but the second half saw two major runs. K-State rattled off eight straight points to knot the score at 53 with 12:17 to go. But Staten scored six of the next seven points to put West Virginia ahead 60-53 with 9:30 showing. Kansas State whittled it down to one at 68-67 with 3:09 left on a 6-0 run concluded by a jumper from Foster,
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‘90s Bill Murray movie. Weber even referenced it in his postgame remarks by saying, “It’s Groundhog Day for us. “We keep repeating the same mistakes on the road,” he said. “We do not play very well in the first half, but are able to battle in the second half to give us a chance.” Right now, the Wildcats’ only true road win came at a TCU team that frankly is still a few years away from competing in the Big 12. More impor tantly, K-State could’ve used the road win as a momentum boost as it enters perhaps its toughest three-game stretch of the season. It’s beginning to look like the Wildcats will need to win at least one of those three games. First, a rejuvenated Texas team comes to Bramlage Saturday. Not only are the Longhorns riding a six-game winning streak (which can become seven if they win tonight at TCU), but they won four consecutive games against ranked teams. Giving the Wildcats hope is that it took a last-second 3-pointer to down them in Austin, Texas. K-State knows it can hang with Texas.
West Virginia’s Nathan Adrian blocks Kansas State’s Marcus Foster Saturday in Morgantown, W.Va.
who posted his second league 20-plus point game of his first season. However, Gipson flicked the ball out-of-bounds on KSU’s next possession and Dibo followed with a 3-pointer. Henderson added two free throws to push the lead back to six at 73-67. After Foster canned one-of-two free throws, teammate Shane Southwell let another ball get out-ofbounds. The Mountaineers connected on six straight free throws, then a dunk by Staten, to close out the game. Staten entered the game with deluxe Big 12 statistics, within the top seven in the conference in six different categories, including fourth in scoring with 17.2 ppg. “They kind of embarrassed us down at Kansas State — did a lot of laughing and joking and celebrating and that really got to us. We definitely didn’t play our best basketball down there so we needed to come out and really show them what we have,” Staten said.
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Then in-state rival Kansas — who has won 13 of the last 14 meetings — comes to town. The Wildcats finish off the week at Baylor the following Saturday. Given their less-thanstellar start to conference play, Baylor is the most susceptible to a loss. But Baylor’s size and athleticism can never be taken lightly. One thing that does play into the Wildcats’ favor is their tenacity at Bramlage Coliseum. Since the opening night hiccup against Northern Colorado, Kansas State has been an extremely formidable opponent in front of its home crowd, especially on the defensive end. The Wildcats are far from dead in the water. The team opened conference play with a strong enough run to entrench them in the tournament discussion. But by losing to West Virginia, the trail curved up the mountainside a little bit. Kansas State will need to win a big game — especially one on the road — before the clock strikes midnight on the season. Or any chance of becoming a Cinderella in March will vanish.
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