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Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014
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Buzzing about Medal of Honor winner, JC native passes away
LOS ANGELES — World War II Medal of Honor winner and former Junction City native Walter Ehlers passed away Thursday in Los Angeles. He was 92. Ehlers was born May 7, 1921 in Junction City, and was part of the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division when they participated in D-Day on June 6, 1944. He received the Medal of Honor after fighting through German forces and carrying a wounded rifleman to safety despite being injured himself. After receiving medical treatment, Ehlers refused to be evacuated and returned to lead his squad, according to the Army’s website. For more on Ehlers’ legacy, check out the Thursday edition of The Daily Union.
More military downsizing?
B Y A LIX KUNkLE aND RObEr T B Ur NS revealed many details of the defense spending plan that will be part of the 2015 budget President Barack Obama will submit to Congress next week. Hagel described it as the first Pentagon budget to fully reflect the nation’s transition from 13 years of war. At the core of his plan is the notion that after wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that proved longer and more costly than foreseen, the U.S. military will no longer be sized to conduct large and protracted ground wars. It will put more emphasis on versatile, agile forces that can project power over great distances, including in Asia. Hagel stressed such changes entail risk. “We are entering an era where
Local leaders preparing for more possible troop cuts
“We’re working now to make sure we’re ready for (the process).”
Kansas Governor’s Military Council Executive Director
American dominance on the seas, in the skies and in space can no longer be taken for granted,” he said. However, budget constraints demand that spending be managed differently from the past, with an eye to cutting costs across a wide front, including in areas certain to draw opposition in the Congress, he said. He proposed, for example, a variety of changes in military compensation, including smaller pay raises, a slowdown in the growth of tax-free housing allowances and a requirement that retirees and some families of active-duty service members pay a little more in health insurance deductibles and copays. “Although these recommendations do not cut anyone’s pay, I realize they will be controversial,” Hagel said, adding that the nation cannot afford the escalating cost of military pay and benefit packages that were enacted during the war years. “If we continue on the current Please see Military, 8A
WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking beyond America’s post-Sept. 11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a “more volatile, more unpredictable” world with a more nimble military. The nation can afford a smaller military so long as it retains a technological edge and the agility to respond on short notice to crises anywhere on the globe, Hagel said. He said the priorities he outlined reflect a consensus view among America’s military leaders. In a speech at the 1-year mark of his tenure as Pentagon chief, Hagel
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For the staff of Custer Hill Elementary, not knowing what’s down the road is the worst part. The Geary County Board of Education received a feasibility study for the possible closure of the school during a work session Monday. Next, Unified School District 475 officials will examine financial and enrollment findings. “Once we find out what’s going to happen, I think we’ll be positive and support one another as we make those decisions about where we’re going,” Principal Melanie Laster said. Staff members will be notified about what’s happening next before the end of the school year. Board members began discussing closing Custer Hill Elementary in January. District officials are concerned about the condition and usability of the building. The issue came about when the capacity and condition of Fort Riley schools were being examined. After the recent construction of Seitz Elementary and additions to Ware Elementary, the capacity matter was Please see Closing, 8A
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When Cecil Aska first landed a job in the Kansas judicial system, everybody showed up for court in suits. The dress code is one of several relaxations Aska, 61, notices as he reflects on his 34 years of working in the court system. Aska will retire March 15 from his current position as Eighth Judicial District Court administrator. “When I first started, things were a whole lot more formal, in terms of the court proceedings and things,” he said Monday. “And it’s kind of gotten a little lax, in my opinion, over the years.” The shift, Aska said, relates to C EcIL a much broader change extendA SKa ing outside the courtroom. “I think it’s that the court reflects society itself,” he said. “It used to be things were a whole lot more formal in all aspects of life. It seems like in society as a whole we’ve become a little less formal about things, more casual.” Maybe that’s not necessarily a bad thing, but Aska said the formality had its purpose. Please see Retiring, 8A
The Junction City Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps hosted the 31st annual MidAmerica Invitational Drill Meet Saturday at Junction City High School Career Academy. Seven JROTC teams from high schools across Kansas, including a team from Junction City High School, competed in the annual drill meet. Featured events include armed regulaMake sure to check tion, armed exhibition, out our website, www. unarmed exhibition, yourDU.net, for more color guard, unarmed photos from Saturday’s drill meet. regulation, individual drill down and dual/ individual drill with weapon competitions. Junction City’s JROTC program is part of the Third Brigade JROTC, which includes schools from 10 states in the Midwest. Results from Saturday’s competition were not available as of press time Monday, but will be posted in The Daily Union and online at www. yourDU.net when they are released.
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Junction City High School JROTC Color Guard Team One competes Saturday morning at the 31st MidAmerica Invitational Drill Meet hosted by Junction City.
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Distracted driving a ‘no’ on post
Don’t use that cell phone unless it is hands free
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1st Infantry Division Public Affairs
FORT RILEY — “Four seconds is a big deal.” In four seconds, drivers can cover the distance of a football field at a speed of 65 mph. Glancing down at a Smartphone or fiddling with a radio can eat up four seconds in a flash. “A driver (who) is distracted by just reaching for their cell phone or … hooking their cell phone to their car to talk hands free is just as distracted as the driver (who) is texting or has a phone to their ear,” said Lt. Michael McLain, watch commander, Fort Riley Police Department, Directorate of Emergency Services. “They’re three times more likely to be involved in an injury accident.” The handling of cell phones while driving – whether to talk, text, search for a playlist or other activity — is prohibited on post per Fort Riley Regulation 190-5. “ The only time you can use a cell phone is with a hands-free device,” McLain explained. “If (a police) officer sees you with a cell phone in your hand … you can be stopped and cited.” Citations carry a $75 fine on the first offense. Repeat offenders may have their onpost driving privileges suspended. McLain said officers on patrol see drivers using cell phones on a daily basis. “It is a high priority for our department because we see it so much, and it is against the law,” he said. “We want to get the word out because not everybody knows when they come to Fort Riley that you can’t use your cell phone.” While glancing down at a screen for an instant might not seem like a big deal, it can result in property damage, injury or even fatality, McLain said. “Just having a conversation is putting you at risk,” he said. “You’re still not thinking about driving. You’re thinking about your conversation. That’s where the risk inherently lies … You need to focus on driving.” If drivers get a call or message they must answer, McLain suggested getting off the road and turning on their hazard lights before taking the call. “You don’t want to present a hazard to other drivers,” he said. “Make sure your car’s completely off the roadway. And, at that point, you can have your conversation.” McLain stressed other distractions, like eating, putting on makeup, turning around to talk to people in the back seat and other behaviors that take a driver’s focus off the road also are ill-advised.
Feb. 23 was the final day for the 58th annual K-State Rodeo at Kansas State University in Manhattan. For the last six years, the rodeo has hosted a military appreciation day during the three-day event. The Commanding General’s Mounted Color Guard resume its tradition of presenting the colors during the final day of competition’s opening ceremonies.
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‘Dagger’ HQ, staff prep for Africa training mission
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FORT RILEY — Soldiers and leaders with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division spent two weeks earlier this month fine tuning their brigade staff operations ahead of a March mission in Africa, as part of the unit’s regional alignment with the continent. Despite losing two whole days and much of another due to more than a foot of snowfall, the Soldiers managed to erect a fully-functioning Tactical Operations Center and conduct a major staff exercise, which included a visit by the Hon. Christine Fox, deputy secretary of defense. “Even though (we) lost two training days, it only had very minor impacts on the next week,” said Maj. Charles Slagle, executive officer, 2nd ABCT. “The fact that we lost those days and soon after hosted the deputy secretary of defense, it is a big credit to (brigade operations sergeant major) Sgt. Maj. (Shane) Aki
and everyone who pitched in to make it happen.” During their assignment in Uganda, portions of the brigade staff will observe their counterparts in the Ugandan military, exchanging ideas and procedures on how to best operate a brigade TOC, which can be called the “brain” of a brigade combat team. Having such an exercise so close to leaving could come in handy. “It’s a good refresher,” said Cameron Johnston, brigade provost marshal noncommissioned officer in charge, about the exercise. “So going into this (mission in Uganda), we will have a better understanding and be better able to coach our counterparts.” Slagle agreed. “These are all perishable skills. You’ve got to get iterations of using them to maintain those skills,” he said. A major part of the exercise was getting the staff sections, including intelligence, aerial assets, fire support, operations and others to engage in the military decisionmaking process, a seven-step process for military decision making, from the receipt of the mission through the production of orders to subordinate units.
“Going through the whole (military decision-making) process is exactly what we’re going to be doing with the Ugandans,” he said. To enable the various sections to communicate, the exercise also required that many digital systems were fully operational — machines like the Command Post of the Future, Blue Force Tracker, Advanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System and more. Fox visited the TOC to observe how the systems functioned together to form a fully- functional center. Fox was briefed by “Dagger” Brigade leaders, including Col. Jeffery Broadwater, commander, 2nd ABCT, during her visit. Overall, Slagle said the exercise was a success. “For me, setting up the physical infrastructure and exercising all the procedures of the staff planning process was the major point of (the exercise),” he said. “The biggest thing was setup and talking back and forth, and we did that, and I’m very happy with how it turned out.”
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TOPEKA — Two men from Chapman and Junction City were among 20 cattlemen and women who attended the first installment of the 2014 Kansas Livestock Association Young Stockmen’s Academy Feb. 18 and 19 in Topeka. Isaac Carr, of Junction City, and Bryan Armendariz, of Chapman, were among the 20 members who participated in advocacy training, learned more about the legislative process and heard from KLA staff about the array of services the association provides. Attendees also participated in an interactive training session. Young Stockmen’s Academy members also attended a Senate Agriculture Committee meeting at the Capitol and had lunch with their legislators, prior to participating in a financial planning seminar conducted by Kennedy and Coe, LLC. The second installment of the Young Stockmen’s Academy class will be held in May, where members will have the ability to learn more about the agribusiness and retail beef industries. More information about the Young Stockmen’s Association can be found at www.kla.org.
The Geary County Senior Center’s monthly dance will be from 6-10 p.m. Friday at the senior center, located at 1025 S. Spring Valley Road. The menu is a turkey sandwich, potato soup with crackers, and red applesauce jello. A program following the meal will be presented by Cindy Brake, from the Area Agency on Aging. The dance follows at 7 p.m., with Rick Stanley performing. Guests are encouraged to bring finger foods to enjoy during the break. The dance ends at 10 p.m. Hostesses will be Becky Fechner and Lorena Schad. For reservations, call (785) 238-4015. All ages are welcome to attend.
The 2014 Young Stockmen Association’s class includes, back row, from left: Ty Josefiak, Rozel; Cody Campfield, St. John; Ryan Gasche, Cassoday; Robby Haynes, Dwight; Evan Lesser, Palco; Spencer Jones, Wamego; Neil Cates, Beloit; Jake Pannbacker, Washington; Issac Carr, Junction City; Chase Thompson, Scott City; and Bryan Armendariz, Chapman; and front row, from left: Andrew Froetschner, Larned; Jaymelynn Farney, Parsons; Brandy Jones, Wamego; Laura Mushrush, Strong City; Marisa Kleysteuber, Garden City; Kyla Clawson; Sarah Bryant, Winfield; Rachel Collinge, Eureka; and Lindsey Huseman, Ellsworth.
Irwin Army Medical Hospital at Fort Riley will host an enrollment campaign with the accompaniment of United Healthcare Military and Veterans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at the Fort Riley Post Exchange, to assist beneficiaries with Tricare.mil enrollments, Tricare online enrollments, and to educate beneficiaries on their benefits.
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Clark speaks about future of FHRC 14 new courses approved
allow me to continue to (work with the council),” email@example.com he said. The FHRC is in a sticky MANHATTAN — financial situation that Though he’s accepting a Clark wants to see it position at Geary County through. Unified School District Currently, most of the 475, Bill Clark knows the FHRC’s funds come from benefits of organizations a United States Departlike the Flint Hills Regionment of Housing and al Council. That’s why he asked the Urban Development grant USD 475 School Board if that was set to expire Janhe could remain with the uary 2015. However, last month the Flint Hills Regional Councouncil decided to move cil (FHRC) while, at the same time, assuming a Clark to a part-time CEO role as the school district’s position and its current director of business oper- associate planner, Gary Stith, to a part-time COO ations. The school board said position. Those changes take OK. At the FHRC board’s effect in March. The staffing meeting Friday in workaround will Manhattan, Clark, buy the FHRC a currently the time extension that council’s execuwill allow it to use tive director, more of its HUD addressed his funds for operadecision to work tions costs, as for both. opposed to salaries, “I was the beneB ILL until May 2015. factor of groups C LARK Under Clark and like this,” Clark Stith’s combined said of his time as garrison commander at leadership, the council is Fort Riley, a position he attempting to secure new, held before retiring from long-term funding sourcthe Army and assuming es. If the council can’t find his current position as the council’s executive direc- new funds, then its current structure won’t be tor. While serving in the sustainable. To help solve that probArmy, Clark said he realized how much the Army’s lem, the FHRC is explorinstallations are depen- ing a Flint Hills Regional dant on neighboring com- Transit Administration munities for outside ser- (FHRTA) and a Flint Hills Economic Development vices. (FHEDD). When those communi- District ties work together and Through those programs, with the Army, Clark said, the council would be able to operate as a fiscal agent everybody wins. “I know the power of for federal grants and regionalism,” he said after funds. The purpose of FHRTA the meeting. “When we all work together and collab- is to take a regional orate, we’re all going to approach to public transportation. benefit.” It consists of local jurisClark told the board he had people “knocking on dictions and Kansas State his door” with job oppor- University. Some of the purposes of tunities the moment he retired from the Army. the FHEDD program are Even when USD 475 con- to access federal developtacted him, Clark ment funds, share resourcremained loyal to the es and promote tourism in the area. council. Like the FHRTA, it also “I said I won’t even talk to you unless you can consists of local jurisdicThe Daily Union (USPS 286-520) (ISSN #0745743X) is published Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday except July 4, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day by Montgomery Communications, Inc., 222 West Sixth St., Junction City, Ks. 66441. Periodicals postage paid at Junction City, Ks. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Daily Union, P.O. Box 129, Junction City, Ks. 66441 The Daily Union is delivered by USPS to Junction City, Ft. Riley, Grandview Plaza, Milford, Chapman, Wakefield, Ogden, Herington, Woodbine, Dwight, White City and Alta Vista. Rates for local mail delivery are $10.00 per month, $30.00 for 3 months, $60.00 for 6 months, and $111.60 for 1 year. Other mail delivery rates are $16.00 per month, $48.00 for 3 months, $96.00 for 6 months and $192.00 for a year. No Paper? If you did not receive your newspaper, contact Customer Service 762-5000 between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (Mon-Fri).
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The Immanual Lutheran Early Childhood Center will be holding a spaghetti dinner and silent auction starting at 5 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., with a silent auction from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Children under 3 eat free.
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The Flint Hills Regional Council and the Fort Riley Contracting Office will present the Flint Hills Small Business Workshop from 12:30 to 5 p.m. March 4. This seminar will educate small business owners in the region as to the products and services the Army purchases every day, who are making these purchases, and how to market to Fort Riley. Topics will include the easy steps to contracting, reverse auctioning, and the system for award management. The workshop will be held at the Riley Conference Center on Fort Riley. RSVP is encouraged by Wednesday to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Kansas 4-H Foundation is seeking a volunteer to help with a special project to benefit the Rock Springs 4-H Center, a camp, conference and retreat center located southwest of Junction City. The volunteer should be enthusiastic with strong organizational and research skills. This person will need to work between five and eight hours a week, either from home or the foundation office in Umberger Hall in Manhattan. Volunteer duties will include collecting and organizing contact information of former Rock Springs staff members, as well as designing and distributing materials supporting a special project at Rock Springs that will benefit future staff members. For more information, contact Michelle Overstreet Schrader, Kansas 4-H Foundation Director of Fund Development, at (785) 532-5881, or by email at email@example.com.
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tions. Neither the FHRTA nor the FHEDD are a done deal, which is why Clark was moved to a part-time position to cut salary costs. “That gives us now 15 months to get those two in place,” Clark said. Even if the FHEDD and FHRTA are formed, the council still would likely need to go without a fulltime executive director for one or two years. Clark said one or two more funding streams would be needed to afford that fulltime position. Still, the council needs to locate more funding options before its HUD grant’s time extension runs out. “Time is our biggest enemy right now,” he said. “We need time.” Council member Vern Hay, Morris County’s representative, said it may be time to ask member communities to contribute more. The current assessment rate for membership is 50 cents per capita of the member jurisdiction. “We all addressed that that was start-up costs and would likely increase,” Hay said. “We need to find out how loyal our constituency is. Can we raise that assessment?” For now, the council decided to allow Clark and the FHRC staff to work on a strategic plan that will determine the council’s direction. The goal is to have the plan finalized by August, Clark said. Until a clearer path is identified, FHRC president and Geary County Commissioner Ben Bennett told the rest of the board to “talk positively to your communities” about the council. “There are naysayers now and there will be people who don’t believe in this,” he said.
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TOPEKA — The Kansas Board of Regents has approved 14 additional college courses that will seamlessly transfer among the 32 public higher education institutions, bringing the total number of courses which transfer as direct equivalents at all public postsecondary institutions to 46. Beginning in the summer 2014 term, the following courses will now be added: • Acting II • Art history I-prehistoric to medieval • Art history II-Renaissance to contemporary • Chemistry II/lab • Childhood growth and development • Elementary statistics • French I • Introduction to linguistic anthropology • Logic and critical thinking • Music theory • Social problems • Spanish II • Stage crafts • And theatre practicum. A complete list of courses can be found at: kansasregents.org/transfer_articulation. Among this year’s goals of the board is the commitment to improve transfer and articulation of courses throughout the system by approving a quality assurance policy and by approving additional courses for transfer. Each approved course has established core outcomes, which are observable and measurable actions that students will be able to perform upon successful completion of a course. Core outcomes are developed by faculty led disciplinespecific groups, which meet annually or as necessary to confirm or articulate learning outcomes and discuss courses for inclusion in the Kansas System-Wide Transfer process. As established in policy, the board believes transfer to be a crucial element within a seamless educational system, which offers the best resources to provide a high quality education. For more information, contact Breeze Richardson at (785) 291-3969 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Charlie Riedel • Associated Press medical research or textbook construction. Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo., where Wolf obtained the decapitation X-ray, said Friday it wouldn’t have granted Wolf permission to use images of a shooting victim in that manner. Officials at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, which is linked to X-rays on the Internet depicting a person embedded with shotgun pellets and marked as property of TheWolfFile.com, said Wolf had pledged to request removal of the X-rays from a California political website. But Mallory Laur, a marketing specialist for the center, said the X-rays on the site weren’t a violation of federal medical privacy law. “De-identified health care images are often used for education and other purposes,” she said. Leroy Towns, a spokesman for Roberts, said the news about Wolf’s Facebook interactions has raised questions about the doctor’s legal and professional responsibilities to protect the privacy of patient medical information. “For any doctor to make patient records public and then use the records for public discussion and entertainment is just unthinkable,” Towns said. “Allegations of such lack of judgment demand extensive scrutiny and investigation.” B Y JOHN HANNA
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A tea party-backed Kansas radiologist who is trying to unseat longtime Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has apologized for posting X-ray photos of fatal gunshot wounds and medical injuries on his personal Facebook page several years ago, but he called the revelation about the images the work of a desperate incumbent. In addition to the images, Milton Wolf also participated in online commentary layered with macabre jokes and descriptions of carnage, The Topeka CapitalJournal reported. The report about the images, which came from hospitals in the Kansas City area on both sides of the state line, drew criticism from medical professionals around the region who called their display on social media irresponsible. “The dignity and privacy of the individual should be protected,” said John Carney, president of the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, Mo. “It doesn’t sound like they’re being protected if they’re, obviously, on Facebook.” Carney said the summary of Wolf’s postings provided to him would be widely viewed as “beyond alarming for a professional in the field of medicine.”In an interview, Wolf told the newspaper he received permission from patients when required before making use of records or images. He claimed usage, including
Kansas lawmakers Candidate apologizes for Facebook posts staying course on public pensions
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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A proposal to start a new 401(k)-style pension plan for new Kansas teachers and government workers and a competing plan to boost the benefits of public retirees failed Monday to clear a committee in the state House. The House Pensions and Benefits Committee’s voice votes on the measure suggested that many lawmakers aren’t enthusiastic about major changes to policies they’ve enacted in recent years to improve the longterm financial health of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System. The pension system is projecting a gap of nearly $10.3 billion between anticipated revenues and its commitments to retirees through June 2033, but it also expects the shortfall to melt away because of laws enacted in 2011 and 2012. Changes in recent years boosted state contributions to public pensions and even committed profits from state-owned casinos. The state revised benefit plans for existing employees and created a new one for workers hired starting next year that moves away from traditional plans that guarantee benefits up front, based on an employee’s salary and years of service. But the alterations stop short of creating a 401(k)style plan, in which benefits are tied to investment earnings. “We need to stay the course,” said Rep. John Barker (R-Abilene). The House last week approved a bill, 94-26, to revise parts of the pension plan for workers hired starting next year, and the Senate established a special committee to look at the changes. But legislators in both parties have said they see little appetite to go further. GOP legislators who’ve pushed for a new, 401(k)-style plan note that they’re common among private companies. They argue that tying retirees’ benefits to investment earnings eventually eliminates the risk that taxpayers will have to cover a long-term funding shortfall. “When you’re in a hole, the first thing you’ve got to do is stop digging,” said Rep. John Rubin (R-Shawnee).
In this Nov. 8, 2013 file photo Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts speaks at a campaign appearance in Overland Park, Kan. Tea partybacked Kansas radiologist Milton Wolf, who is trying to unseat the longtime Republican, has apologized for posting X-ray photos of fatal gunshot wounds and medical injuries on his personal Facebook page several years ago, but he called the revelation about the images the work of a desperate incumbent.
Facebook posts, that didn’t reveal an individual’s identity didn’t require prior authorization. In a statement issued over the weekend, the Johnson County Republican asked for forgiveness from anyone who was offended by the images. He also assailed Roberts for waging a war on doctors by telling people about them. The Capital-Journal’s report did not say how the newspaper obtained the photos. “Several years ago I made some comments about these images that were insensitive to the seriousness of what the images revealed,” Wolf said. “Soon thereafter, I removed those images and comments, again several years ago. For them to be published in a much more public context now, by a political adversary who would rather declare war on doctors than answer serious questions that Kansans have, is truly sad.” A news release by Wolf’s campaign accused Roberts of participating in a misleading character attack in what it called “the most desperate move of any campaign in recent history.” He said the medical images — including an X-ray of a man decapitated by gunfire — were uploaded to social media sites and other online venues for educational purposes and that they also served to demonstrate the evil lurking in the world. But an array of professionals involved in medical ethics condemned his airing of the information outside the confines of a doctor-to-doctor consultation, or for the purpose of formal
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita’s $240 million aquifer storage and recovery program promoted to taxpayers in the early 1990s as a way to supply the city with water for 50 years could soon be relegated to serving as a bit player in the city’s longterm water future. The Equus Beds groundwater aquifer, north and west of the city, is being drained by the city of Wichita and other municipal and agricultural users faster than the recharge project, dubbed ASR by city officials, would be able to replenish it. So City Council members are considering where the costly project fits into the long-term water supply it was supposed to provide. The recharge project takes water out of the Little Arkansas River, treats it to remove farm chemicals and other pollutants, and stores it in the aquifer for later use. The project is only partially finished, The Wichita Eagle reported. “We’re challenging every long-held assumption about water, mostly that we’re headed down a single course — the fullblown ASR,” said City Manager Robert Layton. “We need to figure out whether pulling water out of the river will give us everything we need, and we need to look at the cost of other water options.” One question is whether to finish the aquifer project phases 3 and 4, which some council members say could cost $300 million, potentially driving the total tab to over a half-billion dollars. Two options have far more traction at City Hall: reusing water from the sewage
treatment plant and buying raw water sas River, treat it and put it back in the from El Dorado Lake. aquifer. “I flatly don’t think we can fill the aquiThe city uses about 65 million gallons of fer up fast enough as it is,” council member water a day, although that can reach more Jeff Longwell said. “Number one, there’s than 100 million gallons a day in hot weathso much ag use out of it that I’m not sure er. you can ever keep it filled up. We’re limited The city will hold workshops March 25 in how much we can refill from the river and in late April to begin sorting through — and the drought really limited us last options for a long-term water supply. year — and that’s your refueling point. What’s clear so far is that the existing Going forward would mean relying on Cheney Reservoir will be a big part of some extremely wet those options, though years and capturing a city officials said a year “I flatly don’t think we whole bunch of water.” ago that it was in dan“I just don’t think the ger of running out of can fill the aquifer up ASR is doing everything water if the drought fast enough as it is.” people thought it would continued. 20 years ago,” council After rains last sumJEFF LONGWEll member Jeff Blubaugh mer, the reservoir’s conWichita City Council member said. “It was an excellent servation pool, from supplementary source which Wichita draws its of water for us last summer in a crisis, but water supply, is now completely full. It was I think the future for us is clearly the 30 58 percent full this time last year. million gallons of water we’re sending What’s less clear is the role the aquifer down the river every day anyway.” project will play in those options. The ASR project has been plagued by “I think the ASR phase 1 and 2 are a perproblems, city officials said, including manent fixture for us,” council member equipment failures and a significant James Clendenin said, “if for no other readrought that idled the project because of son than to supplement our water supply low water levels in the Little Arkansas while Cheney is down. River. “But if it’s true that we can’t fully The original design called for pulling recharge the water that’s being drawn out river water up to 120 days a year, assuming of the aquifer, then we’re going to have to average rainfall, said Ben Nelson, the city’s take a look at whether this is cost-effective strategic services manager for public or whether we’ve already gone all in and works. So far, the system has been able to we’re forced to finish it out.” capture water for far smaller periods of time, although it operated for 52 days last year after rains broke the three-year drought. When the recharge project resumed in April 2013, it had capacity to pull 15 million gallons a day out of the Little Arkan-
Longwell says it could be time for the city to move on from the aquifer project. “I like the fact that we don’t lose water to evaporation, like Cheney,” he said. “But personally, I would have rather seen us bring water over from El Dorado and pipe it into the aquifer every day rather than capture water for 30 days, maybe, when the river is high enough. “My real heartburn is for us to finish what it would require to get that aquifer done, that could be $300 million over the $240 million we’re already wondering about. Running a pipe from El Dorado is a whole lot cheaper than that, especially when Wichita ratepayers are carrying these costs themselves for an entire region.” Layton said he’s not ready to propose mothballing the aquifer project. “We’re going to take feedback from the constituents, roll that into the mix,” he said. “That doesn’t mean that we’re going to put it on hold or not use it to any more capacity yet. Perhaps there are ways to use some excess capacity in the ASR and make some cost-effective modifications that doesn’t commit us to a next phase of the project, but could help us with other solutions, like El Dorado water or a re-use plan.” City officials estimate that the cheapest solution — around $150 million — is to reuse and re-treat about 30 million gallons of water a day from the sewage treatment plant.
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Another view The Olympics can’t disguise Putin’s quest for dominion
The following editorial appeared in the Chicago Tribune on Friday, Feb. 21
With the Olympics in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin hoped to rivet the world’s attention on the New and Improved Russia, a rising-again world power to be reckoned with, a country on the road to global glory. And why not? Things have been going Putin’s way. His brinkmanship forestalled a U.S. strike on Russia’s man in Damascus, President Bashar Assad. National Security Agency leaker in chief Edward Snowden is safely ensconced in Moscow, thumbing his nose at Washington. And long-downtrodden Russia now hosts ... an Olympics! Bard College professor Walter Russell Mead recently summed up Putin’s political prowess in The Wall Street Journal: The most daring and acrobatic figure in Sochi this week isn’t a snowboarder; it is Vladimir Putin, whose death-defying geopolitical gamble is the hottest game in town. ... Russian diplomacy is a dazzling spectacle these days — and despite his considerable handicaps, Mr. Putin is skating rings around his clumsy and clueless opponents in Washington and Brussels. But Sochi isn’t a Russian triumph, and we’re not just talking about the Russian hockey team’s loss to the United States. The spectacle of Sochi’s ice dancers, skiers and snowboarders — the Free World gathered in peaceful competition — now competes for headlines with increasingly bloody, fiery protests in Ukraine that Putin helped ignite. In brief: Late last year, Ukraine was on the brink of signing a trade and integration deal with the European Union, and many Ukrainians hoped that westward tilt would boost the country’s economy and bring genuine democracy. But such a deal also would have deep-sixed Putin’s hope to rebuild a Soviet-like sphere of power over neighboring countries. So Putin persuaded (ahem) Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to snub the EU with a last-minute offer to buy $15 billion in Ukrainian debt and to slash the price of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine. Protests erupted. The government cracked down. On Thursday, fighting between police and protesters intensified, triggering fears that Yanukovych would declare a state of emergency and call in the military. The death toll is mounting. The Olympic spotlight dimmed Sunday when the Games closed. And with that, no more distractions from the status quo ante: The corrosive reality of Vladimir Putin’s Russia will again take center stage. Despite its oil and gas resources, Russia’s economy is wobbly, its growth rate last year an anemic 1.3 percent, down from 3.4 percent in 2012. Putin has failed to build a robust, free-market economy or anything close to a full-fledged democracy where dissent is tolerated if not somewhat encouraged. The Kremlin’s heavy-handed political, diplomatic and economic tactics spook many investors. These days, Russians also are enduring the “most severe crackdown against human rights since the collapse of the Soviet Union,” says the pro-democracy organization Freedom House. Putin has harassed advocacy organizations under the pretense of shielding Russia from “foreign agents.” Many organizations have been subjected to “aggressive and intrusive” inspections, Human Rights Watch says. One image from this week captures perfectly how Putin’s thin-skinned Russia handles criticism: Cossack militias apparently attacked the punk activist group Pussy Riot — young women in neon-colored balaclavas — with pepper spray and whips as they prepared to play a new song, “Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland.” They were whipped for trying to sing a song. Putin’s Iron Curtain has a zero-sum relationship with the West. If Russia reasserts dominance over parts of Europe, Asia and the Middle East, the U.S. and its allies lose. If Ukrainian protesters force a rapprochement between their country and the EU, it is Putin who loses. Ukraine is on the brink now. It could again become a loyal client state of Russia, firmly under Putin’s iron thumb. Or ... it could move closer to the West, spoiling Putin’s dream of greater regional and world influence. That’s a competition the U.S. and its European allies must win.
Trying to even the score
Let’s figure that you probably don’t want to see a lobbyist, or maybe a corporate chief, handing a legislator a check for his/her campaign fund before the legislator goes into the House or Senate to vote on a bill. Now, that would be a little ... unseemly, wouldn’t it? Well, it if was that simple, we’d be done. That’s illegal. Lobbyists and corporations and unions — really anyone except individuals — can’t contribute to anyone’s legislative campaign funds after Jan. 1 of each year and before the formal adjournment of the Legislature for the year, called sine die, usually in late May or early June. Now, that sounds fair. But ... Democratic leadership in the House and Senate have special campaign committees that can accept money during the legislative session that will later be used for financing their members’ campaigns. Republicans in the Senate used to have one of those during-the-session fundraising vehicles but it is now out of play (long story), and House Republicans more than a decade ago never started that special fund when they had the chance. So ... Republicans want to even the score. If Democrats can raise campaign
Commentary money during the session from lobbyists and corporations and unions and such, Republicans want to, too. There are two ways to do this. Republicans have the votes to just shut down the Democrats’ ability to raise money through their special leadership funds so nobody could raise campaign money from anyone but pedestrians during the session. It’s not the fault of Democrats that Republicans don’t have special leadership funds, but that’s not much of a consideration for Republicans. The way Republicans want to level the fundraising ground is to allow political parties to designate one leadership committee for each party in each house that is allowed to accept campaign contributions during the legislative session. That evens things up. That way House and Senate Republicans have the ability to raise money that Demo-
crats can now. It might be a little unseemly, but the ground will be level if Senate Republicans who are pushing — and have the votes to pass — the bill that House Republicans, that again, they have the votes to pass, would like, too. Now, you’ve probably guessed that neither Republicans nor Democrats are bashful about pushing big-money contributors to cough up campaign funds before that Jan. 1-through-adjournment drought. They may even remind those donors that they supported issues important to those business checkbook owners. But during-the-session solicitation of contributions would be done by a leadership committee and not by individual lawmakers. Good bill? Bad bill? Talk among yourselves ...
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voters are able to understand what an amendment does, HB 2518 allows for ballot language to be explained in plain English instead of legal jargon. These ballot language statements would need to be approved by both the Attorney General’s office as well as the Secretary of State’s office and would be purely nonpartisan and unbiased. This has passed the House and now goes to the Senate. Lawmakers are heading home after next week. Tuesday (25th) is the last day for committees to meet before the end-ofweek “turnaround,” which marks the end of the first half of the 2014 legislative session. By Friday, most House bills must be out of the House and most Senate bills must be out of the Senate with the exception of special exempt committees. Otherwise, those bills are likely dead for the year. That means we will be spending all day debating bills on the floor on Wednesday, Thursday, and possibly Friday. We then take a four-day break to allow our staff to make all of the bill transfers to the other house before returning Wednesday, March 5. Sermon in a Sentence: “God’s work, here on earth, must really be our own.” Ben Stein (columnist, comedian)
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Quote of the Week: “I am from Kansas. How much more American can you get.” Clark Kent (Superman) My Take: A glut of negative national publicity is all the buzz inside and outside the Capitol. Most of us inside are trying to be productive and working on the issues for which you sent us to Topeka. Important concerns like job creation, education funding and lowering property taxes. The headlines instead go to those who want to count immigrants in schools, have sonograms performed on pregnant women in a committee, proposing to disallow local government employees from addressing public policy being made in Topeka, and removing local control of security issues from our local sheriff or police officers. The latest Kansas bill proposal to hit the national news circuit is the one on who can spank who and how hard. I could go on. If it looks like a circus and acts like a circus, perhaps it is a circus. Many of us are trying to ignore the “high wire” acts and be more substantive in our efforts.
This includes Kansas College and Career Ready math and reading standards, Common Core math and English language arts standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. Also null and void: social, emotional, and character development standards put in place by the Kansas BOE. Those supporting the change said decisions on standards had been made behind closed doors with a lack of parental involvement. Some complained the math standards were too easy, while other critics said they were too difficult. Opponents of the bill included superintendents, teachers, school board members, parent-teacher organization members, current and past students and others from the education community. When constitutional amendments are placed on ballots, current law has the language spelled out in the technical legal language, which is often difficult to understand, especially for voters who aren’t lawyers. To help ensure
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• 8:55 p.m. — Theft, 120 N. East St. • 9:28 p.m. — Domestic, Riley Manor Circle • 9:51 p.m. — Disturbance, 914 N. Washington St.
The Junction City Police Department made six arrests and responded to 214 calls in the 72-hour period ending 6 a.m. Monday.
• 7:45 a.m. — Accident, US-77 and I-70 • 10:01 a.m. — Accident, 1200 block of Grant Ave. • 4:23 p.m. — Accident, 1600 block of N. Washington St. • 5:01 p.m. — Shots fired, 1810 Caroline Ave.
erty, 1541 Patriot Drive • 9:42 a.m. — Domestic, 400 block of Maple St. • 10:10 a.m. — Disturbance, 323 W. Second St. • 11:11 a.m. — Domestic, 1800 block of Caroline Ave. • 2:57 p.m. — Accident, 521 E. Chestnut St. • 5:19 p.m. — Disturbance, 715 Sunshine St. • 6:26 p.m. — Theft, 521 E. Chestnut St.
• 7:49 p.m. — Accident, 113 W. Flint Hills Blvd.
and US-77 • 11:24 p.m. — Domestic, 300 block of Rodney St., Grandview Plaza
• 2:30 a.m. — Domestic, 800 block of N. Adams St.
• 1:23 a.m. — Theft, 130 W. Seventh St. • 3:05 p.m. — Theft, 1417 W. Ash St. • 6:01 p.m. — Theft, 521 E. Chestnut St. • 8:44 p.m. — Burglary, 913 Countryside Court
• 1:23 a.m. — Battery, 364 Grant Ave. • 2:52 a.m. — Disturbance, 419 W. Sixth St. • 6:54 a.m. — Damage to prop-
The Grandview Plaza Police Department made one arrest and responded to 43 calls in the 72-hour period ending 12 a.m. Monday.
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The Junction City Fire Department made 12 transports and responded to 19 calls in the 72-hour period ending 8 a.m. Monday.
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• 3:02 a.m. — DUI, location not reported
• 9:20 p.m. — Burglary, 112 Belmont St. • 11:53 p.m. — Domestic, 300 block of Rodney St.
The Geary County Sheriff’s Department made 13 arrests and responded to 151 calls in the 72-hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday.
Geary County Sheriff’s Department
The Geary County Detention booked the following individual during the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Monday. Reports for Friday and Saturday weren’t received as of Monday afternoon.
Geary County Detention Center
• 3:59 p.m. — David Reading, possession of simulated drug substance, possession of drug paraphernalia
• 6:57 a.m. — Disturbance, K-18
Police: Man shot at posh Long Island wedding hall
BY FRANK ELTMAN
AROUND THE NATION
HUNTINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — Gunfire erupted at a storied mansion-turned-wedding palace Monday, leaving one man wounded, police said. Suffolk County police said the man was hospitalized after the shooting around
12:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Oheka Castle, a Gilded Age estate on Long Island’s Gold Coast that has become a celebrity wedding site and movie backdrop in recent years. Police didn’t immediately release the man’s name, the nature of his injuries or which hospital was treating him. A message left at Oheka
Castle wasn’t immediately returned. Police didn’t immediately release any information about a shooter as of Monday afternoon. A police officer kept reporters outside the stone gates of the estate in Huntington. Built to resemble a French chateau, the 127-room Oheka Castle was one of America’s biggest private homes when
built for financier Otto Hermann Kahn in 1919, according to its website. After his 1934 death, it served functions ranging from sanitation workers’ retreat to military academy, then eventually was abandoned and fell into disrepair in the 1980s. A prominent Long Island developer, Gary Melius, bought the dilapidated prop-
erty in 1984 and soon began restoring it. Melius sold it a few years later, then regained ownership in 2003. The Oheka Castle became a hotel that has hosted the weddings of the well-known. Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers married Danielle Deleasa at the resort in 2009. Former President Bill Clinton presided over the
wedding of then-Rep. Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin, a close aide to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, in 2010. Oheka Castle also been seen as a backdrop in a number of movies, television shows and magazine photo shoots, and, over the years, has been used for high-profile political events and fundraisers.
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Husband suspicious of wife after being disinvited
Dear Annie: My wife of nearly 30 years and I are having some difficulties. Recently, she asked whether I wanted to go to Rome for a business conference. She thought we could see the sights afterward. I said yes, as I’m recently retired and have plenty of time. However, a few weeks later, I was uninvited. She said I wouldn’t enjoy the weather. Last week, I discovered that she is staying an extra day with someone else. She made these plans long before she disinvited me. Yesterday, she told me that a woman from work is staying with her for an extra day. I’ve never heard this woman’s name before. These meetings are held once a year in different locations, but this is the first time she has stayed any extra time. Additionally, over the past year, her behavior at work has changed. She has started wearing makeup and nicer clothes. She mentions taking walks with some guy or another and having coffee or lunch with some other guy. I’m sure taking a walk with Peter or having coffee with Paul and casual conversations with Larry are innocent enough. But I’ve noticed that these same guys only interact with attractive women like my wife. My wife doesn’t see a problem, but I know how guys think. I worry that my wife is looking beyond me. Am I worrying about nothing? — Anxious in Davis, Calif. Dear Anxious: The fact that your wife wants to be more attractive at work is not necessarily a problem. A lot of married people enjoy flirting for the attention and have no interest in pursuing things further. However, when your wife disinvites you to a trip to Europe and then stays an extra day, we would be concerned that she intends to party. Things can get out of hand when you are far away from your spouse and want to impress your work friends with how wild and crazy (and young) you are. It’s time to have an honest conversation with your wife about your concerns. If she refuses to explain herself, counseling is the next step. Dear Annie: I have a big problem. I am only 49 and have been married twice. My first wife passed away 10 years ago in May, and I am still mourning her death. My new wife of seven years doesn’t think it’s normal that I still think about my first wife all the time. Can you help me deal with her death so I can move on and live a better life? — Still
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ARIES (March 21 — April 19) Does love have a place in your current practical, organized mood? Yes! As long as it fits into your schedule. Rest assured, if you have a good plan, spontaneous things can still happen. TAURUS (April 20 — May 20) One of your role models isn’t fit for the job. This is especially true if you have made the common mistake of casting a movie star in that position. Seek guidance from those with real-world accomplishments. GEMINI (May 21 — June 21) Usually, before you act, you like to think about who will be affected by the action and what is likely to happen next. But today you’ll feel so strongly that processing is more of an afterthought. CANCER (June 22 — July 22) Since you can only rise as high as your comfort level, why not get comfortable with a new and higher level? Go where you’ll be surrounded with beauty, elegance and good taste. LEO (July 23 — Aug. 22) Take the time to organize your efforts and test a few different methods to be sure you’ve chosen the best one. You’ll operate quickly once you have a proven system in place. VIRGO (Aug. 23 — Sept. 22) The only danger is in giving up too quickly. Forge ahead. Put your ideas in fine, presentation-ready form. The boss is likely to be impressed with what you come up with. LIBRA (Sept. 23 — Oct. 23) The reason you don’t readily judge others is that you can never be sure what you would do were you faced with the same pressures. For this afternoon’s circumstances, it will be best to use discernment instead of judgment. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 — Nov. 21) You are generous, but you also realize that giving can be an imposition. You’ll consider carefully the wants and desires of a person before you make a move. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 — Dec. 21) You feel like a child of chance, and in many ways you are. Much of what happens, the good and the bad, is out of your control. That’s why it’s so important to take charge of all that actually is in your realm of influence. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 — Jan. 19) There are some things you just have to trust, and you’re better off not attempting to hedge your bets and not making a big fuss about it. The faith that demands proof isn’t faith. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 — Feb. 18) You’ll stick with your preferred crew — those who seem to bring out your most natural state of being — and enjoy the company of those who understand and accept the real you. PISCES (Feb. 19 — March 20) Imagining exciting times ahead will be half of the fun. Believe it. The preparations for the future will count. And the best part is that you’ll also enjoy the process of getting ready. TODAY’S BIRTHDAY (Feb. 25) What you do for others comes full circle, and you’ll be celebrated big time this month. In March, you’ll take charge of a part of your life that has been difficult to get a handle on in the past. April and May feature you in a leadership position, and you’ll be well paid for it, too. June and September are the most adventurous. Scorpio and Leo people adore you. Your lucky numbers are: 5, 22, 19, 29 and 21.
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Anti-fluoride bill is dead, according to Kansas lawmaker
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“I think the expectations were more black and white, whereas if things are more casual, I think sometimes people are not sure what to expect,” he said. Aska, calling himself “somewhat conservative,” said he still likes clearer expectations and rules — in writing, preferably. He brought that approach with him in 1994 when he became court administrator, helping the district “I think the become more organized. “I think we’ve accomexpectations plished that,” he said. were more black “We’ve put a lot of things and white, in place that you can refer to a manual and it’s whereas if things there.” are more casual, I A graduate of Junction think sometimes City High School and Emporia State University, people are not Aska’s progression sure what to through the judicial sysexpect.” tem began in 1980 as a juvenile intake officer for CEcIL ASKa the Third Judicial District Eighth Distrct Court in Shawnee County, where Administrator he performed tasks including crisis intervention counseling and child abuse and neglect investigations. In 1990, Aska returned to Junction City to work for the Eighth District as its chief court services officer. When he became court administrator, he began working with court and county officials throughout the district area, which covers Geary, Dickinson, Marion and Morris counties. Aska also has served on numerous state boards and committees. He recently completed a term as president of the Kansas Association of District Court Clerks and Administrators. In addition, Aska is the mayor of Junction City. He’ll add another title this summer — general manager for the Junction City Brigade collegiate summer league baseball team. Aska was one of the community leaders who pushed to get a summer baseball team up and running again after the Junction City Generals folded following the 2010 season. As general manager, Aska will be able to continue his efforts with the Brigade, who will begin their second season this summer. “It gives me a chance to learn some whole new things, get excited about something new and put energy into something else,” he said of the opportunity to focus on the team. Aska said he’ll also have more time to enjoy other activities. “I probably will still be involved in the community, probably end up putting in more time on some other volunteer things,” he said. “I don’t know what those are going to be, but I’m not going to be one that’s just going to sit back and do puzzles.”
AP Political Writer
TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas legislators killed a proposal Monday that sought to undercut public support for adding fluoride to public water supplies. The House Health and Human Services Committee voted 10-2 to table a bill that would have required cities and other local governments to warn consumers if their water is fluoridated. The bill can’t be considered again unless a majority of committee members want to debate it, which “in essence kills the bill,” said the committee’s chairman, Augusta Republican Rep. David Crum. The most vocal supporter has been Mark Gietzen, an anti-fluoride activist from Wichita, a city that
does not fluoridate its nearly 75 percent of Amerwater and rejected a pro- icans live in communities posal in 2012 to do so. He with fluoridated water. The said he will now push for practice started in Grand the Senate to take up the Rapids, Mich., in 1945. issue. “There’s a consensus “We had leaded gasoline that there are overwhelmfor so long and didn’t think ing benefits from water it was harming us,” he fluoridation,” said Dr. said. “Now it’s Howard Pollick, a banned.” dentist and health But public health sciences clinical officials and groups professor at the condemned the bill, University of Calisaying it was based fornia, San Franon flawed science cisco, who serves and would threaten as the American public support for a Dental Associalongstanding praction’s spokesman D AVId tice that has greatly on fluoridation C RUm reduced tooth issues. decay. The bill called fluoride The federal Centers for “a known toxic substance” Disease Control last year and sought to require pubcalled fluoridation of water lic water supplies to dis“one of 10 great public tribute a statement to their health achievements of the customers saying that 20th century.” ingesting fluoride lowers Nationally, the CDC said, children’s IQs. Pollick said
that while anti-fluoridation proposals have arisen in various places, Kansas’ appears to be the first requiring warning tied to children’s IQs. Opponents of fluoridation point to a 2012 Harvard University review of 27 studies, mostly from China, concluding that fluoride may adversely affect children’s intellectual development. But public health officials have noted that the studies generally dealt with fluoride levels in water far exceeding the amount in U.S. water supplies, and the deans of the Harvard medical and dental schools publicly expressed support for fluoridation last year. “I just don’t think the folks who oppose fluoridated water made the case, scientifically,” Crum said.
addressed. The closing may result in about 217 students locating to three other schools — Fort Riley’s Ware Elementary, Jefferson Elementary and Morris Hill Elementary. “I think all three schools are extremely good schools that can accommodate their needs,” Superintendent Ronald Walker said. District officials have held meetings with staff and parents. Walker said some parents like the smallschool environment Custer Hill provides. He believes Jefferson or Morris Hill Elementary schools can provide the same atmosphere. “Some parents said they also enjoyed the larger schools as well,” he said. “We think we can satisfy both groups with the space we have available on post.” Laster said she would like to see Custer Hill stay open, but it would
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require additional upgrades and was concerned about addressing the funds to do so. issue a year later because the class “It’s bittersweet because we all get sizes are too big. along well and we have Walker said he will a beautiful learning have to provide the community,” Laster “It’s bittersweet board with cost estisaid. “The students mates and increasing because we all will have a wonderful class sizes at the other get along well place to go because I schools. believe all schools are “We want to address and we have a of this caliber.” that and make sure beautiful learning both those things are Laster said overcommunity.” crowding would not be addressed before we a factor. proceed,” he said. MELaNIE LaSTER “We wouldn’t do it if Board president Custer Hill that was the case,” she Ferrell Miller said he Elementary Principal attended sessions with said. “I believe the district will make the parents and staff right decision and members. think about all those “I think their conthings before they decide to close cerns are genuine,” Miller said. it.” He said the district takes great Walker and district officials believe pride in class sizes and doing what there’s enough space to take care of they can with the staffing and financthe students and enough slots for es available. teachers. “I think we’ll continue to monitor During the meeting, board mem- the numbers and do the right things ber Anwar Khoury, among others, that way,” Miller said.
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course without making these modest adjustments now, the choices will only grow more difficult and painful down the road,” he said. Although Congress has agreed on an overall number for the military budget in fiscal year 2015 — just under $500 billion — there are still major decisions to be made on how that money should be spent to best protect the nation. Another proposal likely to draw fire on Capitol Hill is Hagel’s call for a new round of domestic military base closings in 2017. In the years following the last round, in 2005, members of Congress fought to protect bases in their home districts and states, arguing the process does not yield as much savings as advertised. As part of his proposed changes, the active-duty Army would shrink from today’s 522,000 soldiers to between 440,000 and 450,000 — the smallest number since 1940 when the nation was gearing up to enter World War II. The Army currently is scheduled to be reduced to 490,000. The Army’s post-World War II low was 480,000 in 2001, according to figures provided by the service. In 1940 the Army had just 267,000 active-duty members, but that number surged to 1.46 million the following year as America prepared for war in Europe and the Pacific. The effects on Fort Riley and the surrounding area are not yet known. Kansas Governor’s Military Council Executive Director John Armbrust said Monday for the proposed reduction, officials would have to conduct a programmatic environmental assessment, which he said would be similar to listening sessions conducted in conjunction with Army 2020 last year. “We’re just going to have to go through the process-
es,” he said. Meanwhile, Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general, agreed with Hagel’s announcement, but stressed the importance of Fort Riley to the Army. “We concur with the Secretary of Defense that our military has budget issues that must be M AJ . fixed in order for us P AUL to remain sustainable over time,” he said. “Fort Riley is a combat multiplier evidenced by our missions in Afghanistan and Africa, and Big Red
One soldiers provide an indispensable role to the American people. Armbrust said the area must be prepared. “We’re working now to make sure we’re ready for (the process), and how we think we can play in the grand scheme of things,” Armbrust said. Funk, meanwhile, was prepared G EN . F UNK for the worst. “We don’t like losing any soldiers, but we are fully capable of completing any and all missions given to us,” Funk said.
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The Junction City 8th grade boys finished 5th in the Centennial Middle School League Tournament at Shawnee Heights Middle School. Junction City lost the play-in game Thursday to Shawnee Heights 39-34, setting up a second-round game Saturday against Ft. Riley Middle School. JCMS controlled the game, led by Xavier Cason’s 15 points and 10 rebounds. Chris Ellis also had 15 points with Davante King scoring 7 points of his own in a 52-26 victory. Junction City defeated Seaman Middle School in the final game of the day, battling back to win 43-42. Ellis knocked down two free throws in the closing seconds to seal the win. Xavier Cason led all scorers with 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds. The 8th grade ‘A’ team finished the season 5-9 and the B-team finished 3-9. Members of this season’s team were Ian Sanchez, Tavian Carmickle, Chris Ellis, Marquise Miller, Ashton Wiegand, Romeo Meija, Davante King, Darnell Harris-Johnson, Kenson Henderson, Tim Brown, Brandon Hornbuckle, Xavier Cason, David Eke, JaMarcus Pugh, and Devin Newman. The team was coached by Edmund Cronn and T.J. Duntz.
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St. Xavier in action 3B
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Junction City basketball enters final stretch
JCMS 8th grade boys basketball
When the Junction City boys basketball team (5-13, 3-8) and Topeka West (6-11, 5-6) meet tonight in the Shenk Gym, it will be a battle of contrasting styles. The Blue Jays pride themselves on digging in on defense and making opponents fight tooth-and-nail for every inch. The Chargers enter the game trying to run past their opponents. “We want to be a little more deliberate, make this a half court game and they want to run around,” Junction City coach Pat Battle said. “They want to get up a lot of shots. They want the score to be in the 60s and 70s, we want it Ethan Padway • The Daily Union in the 40s and 50s. The key is whose Junction City’s Jordan Lawrence (left) shoots against Manhattan on Feb. style prevails tomorrow and that starts
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with us being more patient on the offensive end.” While the Blue Jays want to move the ball around the offensive zone when looking for the right shot, Battle made it clear his offense is not built around wasting time. “We’re not coming out and trying to delay,” he said. “We have to possess the basketball. Time of possession matters. We have to be more patient with our shots. What got us into trouble at Topeka High is we took too many shots too early.” Junction City’s path through the season has been anything but smooth. The team has dealt with the triumph of a last-second win, overcoming an extended losing streak and seen multiple heart-wrenching losses. Along the way, the Blue Jays developed a deep rotation which allows the Please see Blue Jays, 6B
Oklahoma runs past K-State 86-73
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The Chapman spring sports parent meeting will be held on Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in the Chapman High School Commons area. Baseball, softball, track, tennis, and golf coaches will be there to visit with players and parents after a short introduction by athletic director Shane Sundahl.
Chapman spring sports meeting
NORMAN, Okla. — With six days to prepare for a team that has struggled all season on the road, Oklahoma turned Saturday’s home game against Kansas State into a confidence booster heading into the final four games of the Big 12 season. Buddy Hield scored 18 points and Isaiah Cousins added 17 to help Oklahoma beat Kansas State 86-73 and begin to clear up the Big 12 standings with four games remaining in league play. “I was really, really happy for our guys. I thought they opened the game sharp on both ends of the floor and attacked offensively,” Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. The runaway win helped break a three-way tie for third with Oklahoma, Kansas State and Iowa State all entering the day with 8-5 league marks. Iowa State’s 71-60 Saturday win over TCU kept the Cyclones knotted with the Sooners. Second-year Wildcats coach Bruce Weber saw his freshman class combine to score a seasonhigh 43 points but there were few Wildcat positives in this one. “We just kind of let them do what they wanted and they got going and we spotted them too many points to ever make it a game,” Weber said. Oklahoma (20-7, 9-5) dominated in nearly every category, leading by as many as 27 points in the second half. The Sooners took their first lead 3 minutes in when Hield drained a 3-pointer following a Kansas State turnover. From there, Oklahoma outscored the Wildcats 34-17 to lead 41-22 at Please see K-State, 3B
American forward Alex Morgan will miss the Algarve Cup next month because of an ankle injury that has sidelined her since the start of the year. Midfielder Tobin Heath, who hasn’t appeared for the national team in about eight months, was among 24 players selected Monday by coach Tom Sermanni. The Americans open the tournament in Portugal against Japan on March 5 in Parchal, face Sweden and former U.S. coach Pia Sundhage two days later in Albufeira and end the first round against Denmark on March 10, also in Albufeira. Sermanni will cut one player from the roster before the tournament. The U.S. has won the tournament in nine of 18 previous trips. The roster: Goalkeepers: Jill Loyden (Sky Blue), Alyssa Naeher (Boston), Hope Solo (Seattle) Defenders: Stephanie Cox (Seattle), Whitney Engen (Tyreso, Sweden), Meghan Klingenberg (Tyreso, Sweden), Ali Krieger (Washington), Kristie Mewis (Boston), Kelley O’Hara (Sky Blue), Christie Rampone (Sky Blue), Becky Sauerbrunn (Kansas City), Rachel Van Hollebeke (Portland) Midfielders: Morgan Brian (Virginia), Tobin Heath (Paris Saint-Germain, France), Sarah Killion (UCLA), Carli Lloyd (Western New York), Samantha Mewis (UCLA), Heather O’Reilly (Boston), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle) Forward: Sarah Hagen (Bayern Munich, Germany), Sydney Leroux (Seattle), Christen Press (Tyreso, Sweden), Amy Rodriguez (Kansas City), Abby Wambach (Western New York)
Alex Morgan to miss Algarve Cup with ankle injury
Junction City’s Gavin Kroeger wrestles in the 132-pound division of the regional meet at Washburn Rural on Saturday.
Eleven Blue Jay wrestlers qualify for the state meet as the team takes third at regionals
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TOPEKA — The Junction City wrestling team entered 11 wrestlers into the regional wrestling tournament Saturday at Washburn Rural. And every one of those wrestlers punched a ticket to the state tournament this weekend by finishing fourth or better, including four wrestlers who won their division.
“It does show strength with four guys out of 14 taking first,” Junction City coach Bob Laster said. “And then, the way state works, that should help us out a lot because the regional champion should wrestle a fourth place guy from another regional. And usually a regional champion should beat a fourth place person. That should help us get some points at state.” Freshman Gary Joint (106 pounds) and seniors Andrew Millsap (152 pounds), Micah Felton
(170 pounds) and Devonte Wilson (182 pounds) each won their division. “Joint is a master on his feet,” Laster said. “I really like the way Gary is always on the move, in constant motion. He wrestled well enough to win it all. In fact, in the finals, he tech-falled the guy who’s supposed to be No. 3 in his weight class.” The senior trio of Millsap, Felton and Wilson continued their dominating performance they’ve Please see Wrestling, 3B
Kansas clinches share of 10th consecutive conference title
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LAWRENCE — Naadir Tharpe finally got to stand in the middle of the court at Allen Fieldhouse, bask in the adulation of another sellout crowd and celebrate a conference championship. The junior guard, who wrapped up his first two Big 12 titles on the road, had 19 points to lead five Kansas players in double figures Monday night, and the fifthranked Jayhawks held off Oklahoma 83-75 to ensure a share of their 10th consecutive league crown. “Just a great feeling,” Tharpe said. “To be at home, Orlin Wagner • The Associated Press to hear the fans and all that, Kansas center Joel Embiid dunks against Oklahoma it’s a beautiful feeling. It just in Lawrence, Monday. shows the tradition of Kan-
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sas and what it means to us.” Wayne Selden and Andrew Wiggins added 15 points each, and Joel Embiid had 12 points and 13 rebounds for the Jayhawks (22-6, 13-2), who poured off the bench at the buzzer to celebrate the latest addition to their nation-leading 57 conference titles. It might be the only one for Wiggins and Embiid, the dynamic freshman duo projected to be lottery picks if they come out this season. Wiggins has already stated his intention to do so. “Winning the championship,” Wiggins said, “just a great feeling on the court.” Only two schools in men’s Division I basketball have Please see KU, 2B
Oklahoma’s Jordan Woodard shoots past Kansas State’s Nino Williams Saturday, in Norman, Okla.
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College Basketball Polls
Record 1. Florida (47) 25-2 2. Wichita St. (14) 29-0 3. Arizona (4) 25-2 4. Syracuse 25-2 5. Kansas 21-6 6. Duke 22-6 7. Louisville 23-4 8. Villanova 24-3 9. Creighton 23-4 10. Saint Louis 25-2 11. Cincinnati 24-4 12. Virginia 23-5 13. San Diego St. 23-3 14. Wisconsin 22-5 15. Iowa St. 21-5 16. Michigan 19-7 17. Kentucky 21-6 18. Michigan St. 22-6 19. North Carolina 20-7 20. Iowa 19-7 21. Memphis 21-6 22. Ohio St. 22-6 23. SMU 22-6 24. Texas 20-7 25. New Mexico 21-5
AP Top 25
9, Stephen F. Austin 5, Pittsburgh 4, Gonzaga 3, Baylor 1, Middle Tennessee 1, Nebraska 1, Green Bay 1. Record 1. UConn (36) 28-0 2. Notre Dame 27-0 3. Louisville 27-2 4. South Carolina 25-2 5. Stanford 25-2 6. Baylor 24-3 7. Duke 24-4 8. Penn St. 21-5 9. Maryland 22-5 10. Tennessee 22-5 11. West Virginia 24-3 12. Kentucky 20-7 13. NC State 23-5 14. North Carolina 21-7 15. Oklahoma St. 21-5 16. Nebraska 20-5 17. Texas A&M 21-7 18. California 20-7 19. Purdue 20-7 20. Arizona St. 22-6 21. Michigan St. 18-8 22. Gonzaga 24-4 23. Middle Tennessee 23-4 24. Rutgers 20-6 25. Iowa 21-7
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San Antonio Houston Dallas Memphis New Orleans Oklahoma City Portland Minnesota Denver Utah L.A. Clippers Golden State Phoenix Sacramento L.A. Lakers ——— W 40 38 35 31 23 W 43 38 27 25 20 W 39 35 33 20 19 L 16 18 23 24 33 L 14 18 29 30 36 L 20 22 22 36 37 Pct GB .714 — .679 2 .603 6 .564 8 1/2 .411 17 Pct GB .754 — .679 4 1/2 .482 15 1/2 .455 17 .357 22 1/2 Pct GB .661 — .614 3 .600 4 .357 17 1/2 .339 18 1/2
Brooklyn at Portland, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.
6 p.m. ESPN — Florida at Vanderbilt ESPN2 — Kansas St. at Texas Tech ESPNU — Virginia Tech at Duke FS1 — Xavier at St. John’s 8 p.m. ESPN — Indiana at Wisconsin ESPN2 — Wichita St. at Bradley ESPNU — Missouri at Georgia FS1 — Seton Hall at DePaul 6:30 p.m. WGN — Chicago at Atlanta
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11 a.m. FS1 — UEFA Champions League, Borussia Dortmund at Zenit St. Petersburg 1:30 p.m. FS1 — UEFA Champions League, Manchester United at Olympiakos
9:30 p.m. TGC — LPGA, HSBC Women’s Champions, first round, at Singapore
Pts 1,606 1,549 1,494 1,410 1,310 1,286 1,152 1,113 1,103 1,047 921 909 886 818 709 653 629 552 440 418 288 253 155 129 113
Prv 2 3 4 1 8 5 11 9 11 10 7 14 6 16 17 20 18 13 — 15 22 24 — 19 —
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Pts 900 864 804 775 764 737 680 615 605 585 555 444 423 412 408 367 354 306 233 230 165 124 96 59 46
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Boston Tampa Bay Montreal Toronto Detroit Ottawa Florida Buffalo GP W L OT Pts GF GA 57 37 16 4 78 176 125 58 33 20 5 71 168 145 59 32 21 6 70 148 142 60 32 22 6 70 178 182 58 26 20 12 64 151 163 59 26 22 11 63 169 191 58 22 29 7 51 139 183 57 15 34 8 38 110 172
GP W L OT Pts GF GA Pittsburgh 58 40 15 3 83 186 138 N.Y. Rangers 59 32 24 3 67 155 146 Philadelphia 59 30 23 6 66 162 167 Columbus 58 29 24 5 63 170 161 Washington 59 27 23 9 63 171 175 Carolina 57 26 22 9 61 144 158 New Jersey 59 24 22 13 61 135 146 N.Y. Islanders 60 22 30 8 52 164 200
L.A. Clippers 125, Oklahoma City 117 Miami 93, Chicago 79 Washington 96, Cleveland 83 Toronto 105, Orlando 90 Sacramento 109, Denver 95 Brooklyn 108, L.A. Lakers 102 Portland 108, Minnesota 97 Houston 115, Phoenix 112
Others receiving votes: UConn 81, UCLA 41, Oklahoma 35, Stephen F. Austin 11, UMass 9, Gonzaga 2, Green Bay 2, NC Central 1.
St. Louis Chicago Colorado Minnesota Dallas Winnipeg Nashville Anaheim San Jose Los Angeles Phoenix Vancouver Calgary Edmonton GP W L OT Pts GF GA 57 39 12 6 84 196 135 60 35 11 14 84 207 163 58 37 16 5 79 174 153 59 31 21 7 69 145 147 58 27 21 10 64 164 164 60 28 26 6 62 168 175 59 25 24 10 60 146 180
6 p.m. ESPN2 — Georgia Tech at Notre Dame ESPNU — Rutgers at UCF 7 p.m. FS1 — Butler at Villanova 8 p.m. ESPN2 — California at Arizona ESPNU — Baylor at Texas 10 p.m. ESPNU — Stanford at Arizona St. 7 p.m. ESPN — New Orleans at Dallas 9:30 p.m. ESPN — Houston at L.A. Clippers 6:30 p.m. NBCSN — Boston at Buffalo 9 p.m. NBCSN — Los Angeles at Colorado
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USA Today Top 25
Record 25-2 29-0 25-2 23-4 25-2 21-6 22-6 25-2 24-3 23-4 23-5 24-4 23-3 22-5 21-6 19-7 21-5 22-6 19-7 22-6 20-7 21-6 20-7 22-6 20-7 Pts 791 771 727 660 625 619 594 563 538 514 480 460 452 358 343 315 291 275 229 166 153 124 102 57 52
1:30 p.m. FS1 — UEFA Champions League, Chelsea at Galatasaray
1. Florida (24) 2. Wichita St. (8) 3. Arizona 4. Louisville 5. Syracuse 6. Kansas 7. Duke 8. Saint Louis 9. Villanova 10. Creighton 11. Virginia 12. Cincinnati 13. San Diego St. 14. Wisconsin 15. Kentucky 16. Michigan 17. Iowa St. 18. Michigan St. 19. Iowa 20. Ohio St. 21. North Carolina 22. Memphis 23. Texas 24. SMU 25. Oklahoma
Pvs 2 3 4 5 1 8 6 10 11 12 13 9 7 18 16 20 19 14 15 23 — 24 17 — —
Others receiving votes: LSU 35 Dayton 23, Chattanooga 16, Bowling Green 14, DePaul 13, James Madison 12, St. John’s 10, Oregon St. 8, BYU 6, Vanderbilt 5, Syracuse 4, UTEP 2, Georgia Tech 1.
Toronto Brooklyn New York Boston Philadelphia Miami Washington Charlotte Atlanta Orlando Indiana Chicago Detroit Cleveland W 31 26 21 19 15 W 40 28 27 26 17 W 42 29 23 22 L 25 28 36 39 42 L 14 28 30 29 41 L 13 26 34 35 Pct GB .554 — .481 4 .368 10 1/2 .328 13 .263 16 1/2 Pct GB .741 — .500 13 .474 14 1/2 .473 14 1/2 .293 25 Pct .764 .527 .404 .386 GB — 13 20 21
Milwaukee 130, Philadelphia 110 Golden State 104, Detroit 96 Dallas 110, New York 108 L.A. Clippers 123, New Orleans 110 Utah 110, Boston 98
GP W L OT Pts GF GA 60 41 14 5 87 196 147 59 37 16 6 80 175 142 59 31 22 6 68 139 128 58 27 21 10 64 163 169 60 27 24 9 63 146 160 58 22 29 7 51 137 179 60 20 33 7 47 153 199
L.A. Lakers at Indiana, 6 p.m. Orlando at Washington, 6 p.m. Toronto at Cleveland, 6 p.m. Chicago at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Portland at Denver, 8 p.m. Houston at Sacramento, 9 p.m.
NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.
Orlando at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Golden State at Chicago, 7 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 7 p.m. Cleveland at Oklahoma City, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Memphis, 7 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Utah, 8 p.m.
Carolina at Buffalo, 6 p.m.
Boston at Buffalo, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Montreal, 6:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 9 p.m. St. Louis at Vancouver, 9:30 p.m.
Others receiving votes: UConn 47, New Mexico 45, UCLA 15, Kansas St. 9, UMass
won more consecutive conference titles than Kansas: UCLA captured 13 straight from 1967-79 in the Pac10, and Gonzaga won 11 straight in the West Coast Conference from 2001-11. “It’s something you know,” Selden said. “When you come in here, that’s the standard.” Cameron Clark had 18 points and Buddy Hield finished with 16 for the Sooners (20-8, 9-6), who have lost 12 of their last 13 games against the Jayhawks, including both this season. Oklahoma still has not won in the Phog since 1993, when Billy Tubbs was on its sideline. “It’s so tough here for a lot of reasons,” current Sooners coach Lon Kruger said. “Bill does a great job, they’re very talented, the atmosphere is great, the difference really is in the runs they make, and that’s what you have to avoid. Easier said than done.” The first half Monday night boiled down to an old-fashioned Big Eight tussle. The Jayhawks threw the first
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body punch, picking up right where they left off in a rout of Texas by taking a 15-4 lead. Oklahoma answered with a few haymakers of its own, going on a 13-2 charge and eventually pulling ahead 27-25 with 5:26 left in the half. Selden took over down the stretch, though, scoring seven straight points to give Kansas the lead back. Frank Mason’s 3-pointer capped a 10-0 surge and made it 42-33 at halftime. “We handled the ball well, made tough plays, but two or three stretches is why Kansas is so tough,” Kruger said. “We gave them moments of run that you have to try to avoid.” The Jayhawks, arguably the deepest team in the Big 12, forged their lead despite playing without a handful of players due to foul trouble. Wiggins, Tharpe, Perry Ellis, who finished with 11 points, and Jamari Traylor all had two fouls, and Connor Frankamp was on the bench with three. Wiggins picked up his third on the first play of the second half, when Ryan Spangler drove to the basket for an and-one. It was the start of a 10-2 run that got the Sooners back in the game. “They made a
couple shots, we made a couple shots,” Clark said, “but the main thing is we didn’t take care of the ball at critical times.” Clark’s hot shooting and a couple of timely 3-pointers by Hield gave Oklahoma the lead, only for Kansas to come back once more. Wiggins scored on a putback of his own miss with 8:01 left to give the Jayhawks a 60-59 lead, and their advantage grew to 69-63 a few minutes later. The Sooners kept finding answers. When Wiggins hit a 3-pointer to make it 74-66, Isaiah Cousins promptly scored in the paint. When Tharpe got a home-rim bounce on a pull-up jumper, Hield was there to hit a fall-away 3-pointer to close within 76-71 with 1:30 left. Oklahoma simply ran out of time, and as the final seconds ticked off the clock, another sellout crowd at the Phog began to chant, “Ten straight! Ten straight!” “In a league this competitive, thought by many to be the toughest league in the country, to have a three-game lead with three to play is pretty special,” Kansas coach Bill Self said.
Kansas guard Andrew Wiggins celebrates a 3-point basket against Oklahoma in Lawrence., Monday.
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shown all season. Laster said the key to their success has been consistency. Gabe Padilla (120 pounds), Gavin Kroeger (132 pounds), Jake Bazan (138 pounds), Aryus Jones (145 pounds) and Kayne Hutchinson (220 pounds) all finished in second place. Laster believes those wrestlers can each make a jump this weekend. “Most of those guys are young, so whatever they do at state, it will be a building block or stepping stone for them,” he said. “They just have to work on the confidence and try to get themselves more focused than they were at regionals and then I could see some changes that are happening for those guys. The key is being consistent and eliminating the mistakes and if we can do that, I think we’ll wrestle very well at state.” Lake Deam (113 pounds) and Kamari Smith (160 pounds) qualified for state by placing fourth.
Junction City spent most of the day in the lead. But despite having nine wrestlers the championship matches, the team came up 10.5 points short of Derby, who won the meet with 195.0 points. Laster said the final round seemed like a dual meet between Junction City, Derby and Manhattan, who leapfrogged the Blue Jays to finish in second. Both Manhattan and Derby scored valuable points in the consolation finals. “I thought we wrestled well enough to win the tournament,” he said. “Any time you get nine guys into the finals, you usually win tournaments. But as I’ve said before, the real points for winning tournaments come through the back door and we didn’t have enough wrestlers to make a difference in the backside, the consolation.” The Blue Jays wrestled with a slight disadvantage, choosing quality over quantity by only entering participants in 11 of a possible 14 weight classes. But Laster believes the strength of his 11 wrestlers should benefit the
team when the divisions become stronger at state. “I think there will be more parity at state than there was at regionals,” he said. “Not to take anything away from Derby’s regional title, but I feel like some of their guys got some points that normally they wouldn’t have gotten at the state meet. At regionals, I didn’t think we had as much depth as we’re going to have at state, so I think that’s where we could make up the difference.” With 11 members traveling to Wichita this weekend, the Blue Jays believe in their chances. Laster said his team knows it will have to take down the “big guns” to improve on last year’s second-place finish. “They just need to do what they’ve been doing all year long, wrestling tough and consistently and to take this tournament like any other tournament,” he said. “And then as always, our goal is to be 1-0. And then after 1-0, we set another goal to be 1-0. Pretty much, that’s the approach that we’re going to take.”
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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS Case No. 13CV297 K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure (Title to Real Estate Involved) Wells Fargo Bank, National Association Plaintiff, vs. Hui-Suk Jacobs, Fredrick W Zuk , 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 13CV297, 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 03/12/2014, 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 FOURTEEN (14), BLOCK FOURTEEN (14), CUDDY`S 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: email@example.com Attorney for Plaintiff A1299 2/18, 2/25, 3/4 2014
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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Case No.: 13CV241 Division: 1 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 (Title to Real Estate Involved) U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for the registered holders of Structured Asset Securities Corporation Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-BC4, Plaintiff, vs. Shawla Marie Erlandson, John Mark Erlandson, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the District Court of Geary County, Kansas, to me, the undersigned Sheriff of Geary County, Kansas, I will, pursuant to K.S.A. 60-2410, offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at 10:00 a.m. on March 12, 2014 in the lobby of the Geary County Courthouse, State of Kansas the following de scribed real estate located in Geary County, Kansas, to wit: LOT FOURTEEN (14) AND THE WEST TWELVE FEET (W12`) OF LOT FIFTEEN (15), BLOCK EIGHT (8), SANDERSON ADDITION TO JUNCTION CITY, GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS. More commonly known as: 528 West Spruce Street, Junction City, KS 66441; to satisfy the judgment, fully or partially, in the above-entitled case. The sale is made without appraisement and is subject to the redemption period as provided by law and is further subject to approval by the Court. FROM: THE SHERIFF OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS BY: THE BOYD LAW GROUP, L.C. Michael E. Boyd, #21325 Charles H. Nitsch, #21515 300 St. Peters Centre Blvd., Ste. 230 Saint Peters, MO 63376 Telephone: (636) 447-8500 Fax: (636) 447-8505 firstname.lastname@example.org ATTORNEYS FOR PLAINTIFF Be advised that this firm is a debt collector. This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. A1315 2/18, 2/25, 3/4 2014
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2BR, clean, quiet. $325 rent/Dep, plus utilities. No Pets! 152E Flinthills Blvd., Grandview Plaza. 785-238-5367 3BD, 2 full Baths, Nice Kitchen, Large Livingroom, Clean. Move in Today. 785-761-5575
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Walmart In-Store Branch! Sales and/or retail background along with excellent experience and a drive to assess and resolve customer requests in a customer service skills and a desire to promote our Bank’s products and services professional, detailed and timely manner. Candidates should be B&B BUSING are essential to success in this position! Applicants should possess 6mos – 2 years toretail-related work Mon-Fri between 2:30pm 7pm and some Hiring bus drivers ofavaiable banking or experience and a drive to and assess and resolve customer Saturday’s 9am-4pm.detailed If you and want to be part of dynamic for daily routes. requests in a professional, timely manner. If a you want to team be part of a and growing organization, stop by the Junction City Walmart Experienced preferred dynamic team and growing organization, stop by the Junction City Walmart (521 E. Chestnut) to complete an application or resume email referencing your •Alcohol and drug testing (521 E. Chestnut) to complete an application or email your resume referencing code FSR10 to HR@centralnational.com. •Paid holidays code FSR10 to HR@centralnational.com. You may also submit your resume & Youletter mayto: also submit your resume & cover letter by Browning mail to: Place, •25 years old and older cover Central National Bank, HR Dept. (FSR10), 1426 Central NationalKS, Bank, HR Dept. (FSR10), 1426 Brownin Place, EOE M/F/D/V Ste 101, Manhattan, 66502. •$13.25/hour or more depending on
Assistant teacher: !Positive, ener getic assistant teacher needed to work with young children in a loving, learning environment. ! Hope Lu theran Early Learning Center 785.587.9400 Automotive Service Technician.! ExTHE DAILY UNION. • 785-762-5000 • www.yourDU.net perience helpful.! Bonus offered for Chrysler Certification. Help Wanted 370 Bolton Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Council Grove, KS! Call 1-800-835-8019 Biomedical Technician Financial Service Representative I Part-time Biomedical Technician op(Part-time) portunity is available in Manhattan, Central National Bank is seeking an outgoing KS. Biomedical certification is preand energetic, self-motivated, detail oriented ferred. Experience in medical equipprofessional to join our team as a part-time Financial Service Representative FSR I at our Junction City Walmart In-StoreII ment repair and Electronic troubleshooting experience is a plus. Train(Full-time) Branch! Sales and/or retail background along with excellent ing will be provided. Attractive benecustomer service skills and a desire to promote our Bank’s prodCentral National Bank is seeking an outgoing and energetic, self-motivated, fits. Email resume to ucts and services are essential to success in this position! Appli- detail oriented professional to join our team as a full-time FSR II atretail-related our Junction City email@example.com . cants should possess 6mos – 2 years of banking or
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Full time employment, with seasonal overtime potential. BlueCrossBlueShield. Retirement benefits. Laborer and driver. CDL, or able to obtain a CDL. Potential to operate custom application equipment. Farm background preferable. Will train. Several current employees have been here from 10-20 years. Geary Grain 340 E 13th Street. Junction City, KS 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 Heavy Equipment Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certifications. GI Bill Benefits Eligible. 1-866-362-6497 IMMEDIATE OPENING for a full-time JANITOR position in Abilene. Evening hours, 4:30-1:00am, 40 hours per week. Starting wage $10.32 per hour. Two years experience is needed for the application to be accepted. Must be able to pass a Federal Security Clearance Investigation. EOE for job description and application go to www.ravenservices.us. Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is hiring a full-time term Client Care Representative position in the Necropsy/Receiving Area in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. A bachelor’s of science and two years of experience in client service/communication is required. This position exists to serve the needs of clientele in regards to sample submission, result reporting, test availability and other specific inquiries. This position will also assist with special projects such as submission form creation, marketing efforts and other client oriented tasks. Knowledge of clinical specimens/testing and medical databases, as well as Animal Science/Veterinary Medical experience or education is preferred. Screening of applications begins March 3rd, 2014. Please send your letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Michele Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org. KSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required. Part time cook w/cashier experience needed immediately at TJ’s Nest. Call 785-579-4152or 785-226-2450 after 5 p.m. to pick up an application or send resume to 1034 W 8th, Junction City. “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 Patient Care Technician Full time and part time positions available for patient care technician in dialysis in Manhattan and Marysville, KS. Experience is phlebotomy is preferred, however will train. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your skills and be part of a rapidly growing company. Attractive Benefits, email resume to email@example.com
EXPERIENCED HVAC & APPLI ANCE service person. Must have experience. 785-258-3355 Herington.
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Houses For Rent
1BR house, 220 N. Jefferson $400.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 2BR house, 1032 Northwest Ave. $600.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 3BR house, 124 E. 4th St. $650.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 1BD $525.00 rent/deposit 1013 N Franklin. 785-762-4102, leave message and all calls will be returned. 2 bedroom house. 746 W 1st. Totally remodeled. $600.00 rent. No pets. 785-223-7352. 2BR new paint, LR, DR, 1 1/2BA, hardwood floors. Garage. Near Post, Lake, schools. 785-463-5321 3 BR house, located at 1739 N. Jefferson, $750 rent, $750 deposit. No Pets. Call Charlie 785-210-8535. 3BD House, fenced yard, pets al lowed, $700/mo & deposit. 785-238-3126 or 785-375-5376 3BR, new paint, carpet. 1 Block to school. W/D hookup. Near Post. 785-463-5321 Area’s Best Homes For Rent Military Approved Mathis Lueker Property Management 809 S. Washington, Junction City 785-223-5505, jcksrentals.com Available Now! (2) 1BR houses, Call 210-0777 or 202-2022 or 375-5376 Excellent Location 2BD House with basement. 622 W. Vine. Trash and water paid. $695/month 785-238-6397 HISTORIC LANDMARK ONCE IN A LIFETIME SEE TO BELIEVE 4BR 323 W 5th, sunroom/workshop. Large yard. $1,200/month, negotiable. Craigslist 3BR 1BA, large yard, pets ok. Nice sunroom. $650.00 2BR, skylight. $650.00 229 E 14th Call 785-375-6372 or 785-238-4761 In Milford: 2BR 1BA, 750sf. Walk-out Downstairs Duplex Apartment W/D hook-ups, new carpet & flooring, fresh paint, refrigerator & stove, near school, no through traffic, near lake. $625mo/deposit. www.edmistonrentalsllc.com #206B 405-979-0391, 785-223-2248.
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Kenmore dryer, $100.00. Call 785-375-3097. Remodelers: tubs with shower walls, outside units, toilets, vanities, and m ore. 785-223-1179.
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expericence. •Raise after 90 days 2722 Gateway Court 238-8555 Call for apppointment EOE CDL Drivers Irish Express Inc. located in Alma, KS, is seeking qualified Class A CDL drivers. Applicants must be self motivated. Great Pay and benefits. One year verifiable OTR experience required. Home most weekends. Nice Equipment. 1-800-417-0702.
785-238-2886 1736 N. Washington, J.C.
Daily Rate 27 Weekly Rate $13112 1,2,3 Beds Available
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Chapman Valley Manor is looking for a reliable individual to work as a dietary aide. Excellent wages and benefits. For more information call 785-922-6525 or apply in person at 1009 N. Marshall, Chapman. Clerical Junction City Little Theater is hiring a P/T Administrative Assistant. Qualified applicants need proficiency in, or ability to quickly learn,!MS Office to include Publisher, QuickBooks, and Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop. Please submit resume and three references to JCLT, P.O. Box 305, Junction City, KS 66441 no later than 3/3/14. CLINIC COORDINATOR – KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY Duties include supervising, evaluating and scheduling of all General Clinic nursing staff. As needed collaborates with the Medical Director, provides direct nursing care to K-State students, organizes rabies and TB clinics for departments on campus and actively participates in achieving the Student Health Center’s goals of excellence of service. The successful candidate must possess a bachelor’s degree in nursing, be eligible for licensure in the State of Kansas, possess adequate problem solving and communication skills and must have demonstrated leadership and supervision skills. Screening of applications begins 03/07/2014 and continues until the position is filled. Submit your re sume, a copy of your current nursing licensure, and names and addresses of three professional references to: Search Committee, Lafene Health Center, 1105 Sunset Ave., Manhattan KS 66502. Background check required. Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. College yearbook seeks editorial adviser with digital and online publishing skills. Work in Manhattan and lead energetic students. 30 hrs/wk, F/T benefits. Details: collegianmedia.com. Drivers -! CDL-A. Train and work for us! Professional, focused CDL training available. Choose Company Driver, Owner Operator, Lease Operator or Lease Trainer. (877) 369-7885 www.CentralTruckDrivingJobs.com Exp. Flatbed Drivers:! Regional opportunities now open with plenty of freight & great pay! 800-277-0212 or driveforprime.com Full Time Dental Biller ! Konza Prairie Community Health & Dental Center has an immediate opening for a full time Dental Biller to join our family. Must have experi ence in performing the duties of Dental Biller. Preference given to Bi-Lingual in Spanish candidates. Competitive pay,! paid health and dental insurance, vacation, holidays, sick and a retirement plan is available. Resumes can be sent to Michael Dolan. Email is: mdolan@konza prairiechc.com! or mail to Konza Prairie Community Health Center, 361 Grant Ave, Junction City KS, 66441. For further information call 785 238-4711 ext 231.
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2 bedroom apt. tenant pays electric. Located 642 Goldenbelt Blvd. 238-5000 or 785-223-7565. 2BR/1BA Apartment, W/D hookup, CH/CA. $500 plus deposit. No pets. Close to Ft. Riley. 785-209-8246 2BR apartments. 735 W. 1st. $495.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 2BD Apartment, $550/month + deposit. 785-238-3126 or 785-375-5376 3 bedroom apartments. $570.00mo/deposit. Pay own utilities. 785-238-7714 or 785-238-4394 5 minutes from post. Military housing approved. 2BR apartment, ADT system, $595/Mo. No Pets 785-375-3353 or 785-461-5343. Big Dog, Big Deal! We allow pets! Great prices on apartments: Geary Estates 1215 Cannon View Lane, 785-238-4180 check us out at Gearyestatesapts.com
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Kansas State University - Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Client Care Representative
The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is hiring a full-time term Client Care Representative position in the Necropsy/ Receiving Area in the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. A bachelor’s of science and two years of experience in client service/communication is required. This position exists to serve the needs of clientele in regards to sample submission, result reporting, test availability and other specific inquiries. This position will also assist with special projects such as submission form creation, marketing efforts and other client oriented tasks. Knowledge of clinical specimens/testing and medical databases, as well as Animal Science/Veterinary Medical experience or education is preferred. Screening of applications begins March 3rd, 2014.
Please send your letter of interest, resume and contact information for three professional references to Michele Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org. KSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.
Accessible Home Health, Inc. hiring FT!& PT LPNs for days and over nights for in-home pediatric care. Weekly pay and competitive benefit package for FT.! Email resume to email@example.com or call 785-493-0340. EOE Registered Nurse Full time and part time positions available for registered nurse in dialysis in Manhattan and Marysville, KS. Experience is preferred, however will train. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your skills and be part of a rapidly growing com pany. Attractive Benefits, email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Several reliable experienced house cleaners needed immediately for seasonal in/out cleans on Ft Riley. Also need part time office cleaner. Must have own transportation, Drivers’ License, and cell w/voicemail. 263-9871, leave message. SOCIAL WORKER OR LPN 8-15 HR/WEEK; IMMEDIATE OPENING IN CLAY CENTER AND HERINGTON - WORKING WITH PSYCHOLOGIST TO PREPARE INTAKES & COMMUNICATE WITH FACILITY STAFF; STRONG ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS REQUIRED; CALL LAURA AT 888-362-8704 X22 OR APPLY ONLINE AT WWW.KEYREHAB.COM. EOE. Social Worker Part-time social work opportunity is available in Manhattan, KS. LMSW required. Medical!social work background is preferred. Attractive benefits. Email resume to email@example.com .
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the half. Hield has now paced the Sooners in scoring in six of the last 10 games Cameron Clark scored 11 and Jordan Woodard added 10 for the Sooners, who have won three of their last four games going into Monday night at Kansas. Marcus Foster led Kansas State with 21 points. Nigel Johnson scored 11 and Thomas Gipson added 10. The Wildcats (18-9, 8-6) lost their sixth consecutive road game and are 1-6 in away league games. Kansas State dug a hole early it couldn’t climb out of, committing 10 first-half turnovers and shooting 39 percent with no starter scoring more than five points. Oklahoma turned those turnovers into 17 points and controlled the tempo, outrebounding Kansas State 21-15 in the half and 32-28 for the game. The Wildcats outscored Oklahoma 51-45 in the second half but it wasn’t enough in what has been a difficult season away from home. “They’re disappointed,” Weber said. “They got their butts kicked today. This league is tough. It’s hard to win at home. It’s hard to win on the road. Foster tried to get the Wildcats some momentum by launching a 3-pointer in front of Kansas State’s bench to open the second half. That shot rimmed off and the Wildcats would fail to score on four of their first five possessions. The Wildcats have done some of their best work this season at home inside Bramlage Coliseum - winning their last 14 games, including beating No. 15 Texas and No. 7 Kansas. Saturday’s game was a much different story than when the two teams met in Manhattan, Kan., on Jan. 14. Kansas
Royals’ playoff hopes hinging heavily on defense
Kansas State’s Will Spradling and Oklahoma’s Ryan Spangler fight for a loose ball Saturday, in Norman, Okla.
State led 39-38 after the first half and came from behind in the final 5 minutes to win 72-66 with five different players scoring in double figures. Saturday, the Wildcats didn’t have a player reach double-figure scoring until 7:51 remaining when Foster hit his second 3-pointer of the afternoon. Both Oklahoma and Kansas State play two of their final three games at home. Tensions rose late after Gipson was fouled during a made layup attempt. Oklahoma’s Woodard and Kansas State’s Nino Williams each were assesed technical fouls following the play for something each said. It happened again with 2:01 remaining with Oklahoma’s Ryan Spangler and Gipson picking up technicals while the two teams huddled next to each other on Oklahoma’s end of the floor. “This group all year long has really understood we have to keep getting better and we’ve consistently done that,” Kruger said. Oklahoma will close the season at home against Texas and West Virginia and then travel to TCU. Steve Sisney • The Oklahoman/Associated Press B Y A LaN E SKeW
SURPRISE, Ariz. — If defense wins championships, the Kansas City Royals could end their 29-year playoff drought. In 2013, the Royals had three Gold Glove winners — first baseman Eric Hosmer, catcher Salvador Perez and left fielder Alex Gordon — for the first time in their history. From 1990-2010, the Royals had only two Gold Glove winners, outfielder Jermaine Dye (2000) and second baseman Mark Grudzielanek (2006). Gordon, who came up as a third baseman and did not shift to the outfield until 2010, has won three straight Gold Gloves in left. The last Royal to win three or more consecutive Gold Gloves was second baseman Frank White, who won six in a row from 1977-82. “I just truly believe one year we’re going to have four and five Gold Glove winners,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “When you get three on one team, that’s phenomenal. When I sit back and say five, am I crazy? No, I don’t think so. I just really think we’ve got the capability of doing it.” He mentioned center fielder Lorenzo Cain, who finished second in the balloting last year, shortstop Alcides Escobar and third baseman Mike Moustakas as potential Gold Glove winners. The Royals had an AL best 3.45 ERA in 2013, which Yost said goes hand-in-hand with the tough defense. Jeremy Guthrie, who won a career high 15 games last season, opted to return to the Royals after declaring for free agency after 2012. “I love the defense,” Guthrie said. “It’s a huge reason I wanted to come back. It’s a huge reason I’ve had the success pitching here. It’s never anything you can discount much. The defense helps the pitching staff.” Hosmer became the first first baseman in franchise history to earn a Gold
Kansas City Royals Norichika Aoki of Japan fields a fly ball in right field in batting practice during spring training on Feb. 19, in Surprise, Ariz.
Glove. He saves his other infielders errors, a tall 6-foot-4 athletic target that not only can leap to catch high tosses but also digs out throws in the dirt. “That’s a big part,” Hosmer said. “I want to make the other infielders feel as comfortable as possible because in this game a play can be decided in less than a second. That can be the difference in them thinking about throwing it and rather than just turning and throwing it.” With a runner on third base, the pitchers are not concerned about throwing a pitch in the dirt rolling to the backstop with Perez behind the plate, knowing he will block it. Opponents are less apt to steal on Perez, who has been clocked at 1.83 seconds, which is .17 seconds faster than the big league average, on throws to second base. “I would say what Salvy does in terms of holding runners, blocking balls and making plays at the plate, there’s probably nobody better than him at doing those things,” Guthrie said. They may not be highlight web gems, but Yost realizes how important they are. “Those are all little things that no one really thinks about that helps us be better because our pitchers know they can bury a pitch in a crucial situation and it’s going to be blocked,” Yost said. “They know if they give Salvy an opportunity behind the plate, a runner tries to steal he’s going to be out. “They know if they make their pitch, the fielder is going to catch it,” Youst added. “It’s all a big part of it.” With the offseason additions of right fielder Norichika Aoki, who won six Golden Gloves in Japan, and second baseman Omar Infante, the Royals could be even better defensively this season. There is not a defensive weak link. “Everybody’s average to above average,” Yost said. NOTES : OFs Carlos Peguero and Paulo Orlando homered in the first intrasquad game. Peguero, who was obtained last month from the Mariners, hit an opposite-field shot off RHP Wade Davis. .RHP Yordano Ventura, who is competing for the final rotation slot, retired only one of the four batters he faced before reaching his pitch limit of 24. . OF Justin Maxwell tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly.
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team to adjust to different looks. “Earlier in the season, I felt our shifts were just too long and we needed to shorten up our shifts so that we can be more effective,” Battle said. “Some nights it works, some nights it hasn’t. That’s just the way it goes.” Battle credited his bench with helping flip the tide of his team’s game against Washburn Rural, which turned into one of Junction City’s most dominating wins of the season. He hopes his team can set a tone for substate with its play in this final week. “I think we’ve got an opportunity to win (today) and I think we’ve got an opportunity to play some great basketball this last week,” Battle said. “This is when you want to play your best basketball, so we’re hoping that we do that.”
Lady Jays face hectic final week of the regular season
The final week of the regular season will be a busy one for the Junction City girls basketball team (3-15, 1-10). The Blue Jays finish with three games in four days before moving into the postseason. But the team is not viewing the task with any trepidation. “I think the kids are excited for it,” Junction City coach Nate Parks said after practice Monday. “I’m definitely excited for it too. We don’t play basketball to practice, we play it to play. So I think it’s going to be exciting and I’m happy we get three games.” Junction City kicks off the final stretch today at Topeka West (1-17, 0-11). “They’re going to be one that’s looking for a win,” Parks said. “We’re going to have to come out confident, we’ve got to try to put them away early. We’re
going to play zone for the most part and we’re going to try to pressure them, get turnovers and score as much as we can.” Parks believes his team has the upper hand if it plays with the energy he knows it is capable of. He hopes his team can then pick up some momentum heading into the postseason. Junction City then hosts Olathe North in a game scheduled late in the season to make up for the loss of the cancelation of the Blue Jays’ final midseason tournament game. Then, the Blue Jays conclude the season at the Shenk gym against Shawnee Heights. “We’re trying to turn the program around to make it where we’re defending the home court and make it as exciting as we can so we get as many fans as possible,” Parks said.
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