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A passenger in the sleeper berth of a semitrailer traveling on Interstate 70 suffered serious injuries and was flown to Stormont-Vail HealthCare in Topeka after the semitrailer overturned at about 1 a.m. Tuesday about nine miles east of Junction City. The Geary County Sheriffs Department reported emergency personnel had to free 40-yearold Madouya Awidamanossi of Gainesville, Ga., from the semitrailers cab area after it overturned in the median near I-70 mile marker 308. The Kansas Highway Patrol, which investigated the accident, reported the semitrailer was traveling westbound when it entered the median for an unknown reason. The driver, 29-year-old Courage Gbobo of Orlando, reportedly attempted to steer the vehicle back onto the road, but it rolled onto its side and came to rest in the median, hitting a guardrail. Gbobo sustained minor injuries and was transported to Geary Community Hospital. A KHP accident report indicated Awidamanossi wasnt wearing a safety restraint. On Tuesday, a Stormont-Vail representative told The Daily Union Awidamanossi had asked the hospital not to release information regarding his condition.

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When Junction City assumed control of its public works operations from Veolia Water in 2012, a plan outlined some of the costs the city would face in the coming years. On Tuesday, the City Commission was met with a round of those costs and approved spending more than $400,000 on equipment. Municipal Services Director Greg McCaffery said he didnt want the public to get the wrong idea about the expenditures. Even with the purchase

of these units and we still have a couple pieces of other equipment we hope to move forward with in the coming years we are still operating, as far as the Public Works operations, substantially less than Veolia ran the Public Works operations, he said. So, I dont want people to get the perception that we took it over and now were spending all this money on new equipment. Yes, we are spending money on equipment, but with the services and the amount of materials that were expending on improving the streets or doing work on the waters mains, sanitary sewers and the

Youve heard me preach it before and Im going to preach it again Im all about optimizing this program.
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like, we are far exceeding those kind of operations (in comparison to Veolia). Two articulating frontend loaders were the most expensive purchase approved Tuesday. The city will purchase the new loaders from Victor L. Phillips

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for $213,709. McCaffery said the citys two current loaders are both about 20 years old. The purchase of the loaders was budgeted with funds being split between several city budgets. The second highest-

priced item approved was a $153,599 Freightliner sanitation truck from Elliott Equipment. Funds for the purchase are available in the city sanitation fund, but a lease-purchase will be necessary, McCaffery said. The purchase is part of a plan to begin changing out the citys aging sanitation fleet. McCaffery said the Public Works Department is looking to optimize its fleet. That would include looking into trucks with rear-load units, low-entry cabs, making sure all trucks can handle dumpsters and standardizing truck capacity. Youve heard me preach Please see Purchase, 8A

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Junction City police Tuesday arrested a 16-year-old male student suspected to be responsible for recent network outages experienced by Geary County Unified School District 475. At about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, USD 475 officials notified police that district IT specialists had identified the source of the districts ongoing network problems affecting computer systems for the last several weeks, a JCPD press release issued late Tuesday afternoon stated. The district had been experiencing unexplained outages caused by an unknown source since Feb. 13. In a release issued last week, the district indicated no financial, employee or student data was compromised, and the cyber-attack, as it was described, was limited to an overload of data. USD 475 websites were inaccessible, as were school emails. The IT specialists and other district staff members investigated and identified a student within the district suspected of being responsible for the issues. Police began investigating the matter Tuesday morning and arrested the juvenile at about 3 p.m. Police indicated it appeared the network outages were an intentional act caused by the student. Police arrested the juvenile, whose name was not released, on charges including 10 counts of unlawful acts concerning computers. He is expected to be detained at the North Central Kansas Juvenile Detention Facility in Junction City until his first appearance in Geary County District Court. USD 475 officials and police still are investigating the matter.

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Victoria Deshong, a kindergartner at Jefferson Elementary School, has fun making the Cat in the Hat for Read Across America. During the activity encouraged by the National Education Association, Victoria joined other children and celebrated reading and Dr. Seuss. The activity was one of several held at the Fort Riley school. Some of the others included presentations, drawing The Lorax and watching a movie based on Dr. Seuss.

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Before the end of the school year, Unified School District 475 may have a new superintendent to lead operations. On Wednesday, patrons were allowed to provide input on the characteristics they want the next individual to have. The focus group meeting was led by Dr. Max Heim and Gary Sechrist of the Kansas Association of School Boards (KASB), who is helping Unified School District 475 in the search. It began after Superintendent Ronald Walker made a decision made the decision to retire after 10 years of service at the helm. Its been good, Heim said. Im partial to Geary County because I spent 12 years here (as superintendent). I think the district is a great one and the people here are great. During the session, a group of eight patrons offered a plethora of attributes they want to see Please see Search, 8A

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Members of the Junction City High School boys and girls bowling teams were sent off to the state championships West by family and friends at Junction City Bowl. The team enjoyed treats while supporters wished the team best of luck. The boys bowling team, along with two individuals from the girls team, qualified for the state championship today in Wichita. For more coverage of the upcoming state championships, see Sports.

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ESPN president, others to give lecture April 2


MANHATTAN Kansas State Universitys first Landon Lecture of 2014 will feature John Skipper, president of ESPN Inc. and cochairman of Disney Media Networks, as well as three prominent figures in collegiate athletics. The lecture will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in McCain Auditorium. It will be in a Q-and-A format with Skipper; Bob Bowlsby, Big 12 Conference commissioner; DeLoss Dodds, retired athletic director of the University of Texas; and Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University president and a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Executive Committee and its board of directors. John Currie, Kansas State Universitys athletic director, will moderate the lecture. The Landon Lecture Series has a rich history of spotlighting some of the most influential leaders from diverse fields, said Jackie Hartman, the universitys chief of staff and director of community relations. One of the thematic goals of K-State 2025 is strengthening the interconnectivity between intercollegiate athletics and the campus community. The panel will undoubtedly bring insight that will benefit the university in accomplishing this goal. Skipper has served as ESPN president and co-chairman of Disney Media Network since January 2012. In the position, he led ESPN to securing agreements with major rights holders as well as increasing ESPNs profile in the digital media landscape. Since 2005, he has been executive vice president of content for the sports network. He joined EPSN in June 1997, where he oversaw the launch of ESPN The Magazine in March 1998. Before joining ESPN, Skipper served for nearly three years at senior vice president of the Disney Publishing Group, where he oversaw all of Disneys magazines, book and licensed publishing operations in the U.S. He also spent 10 years at Straight Arrow Publishing and a year as president and publishing director for Spin magazine. He received a bachelors degree and a masters degree in English literature from the University of North Carolina and Columbia University, respectively. Bowlsby began as commissioner of the Big 12 Conference in 2012. In his first year, he secured one of the conferences most lucrative television deals, finalized the Champions Bowl and saw three national championships added to the Big 12 trophy case and 12 individuals earn NCAA crowns. Bowlsby has served as the athletic director at the University of Northern Iowa, University of Iowa and Stanford University. In 2006, he was selected as the NCAA Basketball Selection Committee head and also was part of the United States Olympic Committee for the 2008 Summer Olympics. He earned his bachelors degree from Moorhead State University and his masters degree from the J OHN University of S KIPPER Iowa. Dodds began as athletic director for the University of Texas, Austin in fall 1981, retiring in November 2013. In that time he saw the university win 13 national championships and 103 conference titles. He graduated from Kansas State University in 1959 with a degree in physical education. He went on to build a rich legacy at the university. In 1961, Dodds joined Kansas State University as the assistant track coach and served as head track coach from 1963-1976. During that time he guided the university to six Big Eight Conference championships. He served as Kansas State Universitys athletic director from 1978-1981. In 2006, he was inducted into the U.S. Track Coaches Hall of Fame for his accomplishments with K-State. His honors also include being named the 2011 Athletic Director of the Year. Schulz was selected as the 13th president of Kansas State University in 2009. In his first three years he initiated K-State 2025, a campuswide goal moving Kansas State University forward as a Top 50 public research university by 2025. He has seen annual records in fundraising, enrollment and diversity. In 2013, Schulz was appointed to the NCAA Executive Committee the highest governance body in the NCAA in addition to representing the Big 12 Conference on the NCAA Division I board of directors. In these positions, he helps oversee that each NCAA division follows the associations core values, policies and principles. He received his bachelors degree and doctorate in chemical engineering from Virginia Tech.

The Irish musical group Dan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, as part of the McCain Performance Series at McCain Auditorium.

Month fills with music, art, ensembles, opera and more


MANHATTAN March is a month filled with art, music, opera and more at Kansas State University. The following events, sponsored by the universitys McCain Performance Series, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, are being offered. Most events are free, unless otherwise noted, and the public is welcome. Events include: Clarinet students of Tod Kerstetter, professor of music, will present a Meet the Music concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at the Beach Museum of Art. Mezzo-soprano Patricia Thompson, assistant professor of music, will perform a recital with the Thundering Cats Big Band at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, in All Faiths Chapel. The opening reception for the Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature exhibition will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 7, at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art. The Irish musical group Dan will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 7, as part of the McCain Performance Series at McCain Auditorium. The group, which mixes ancient Irish music with contemporary works, offers an authentic Irish experience by using traditional instruments, including the flute, tin whistle, fiddle, button accordion and bouzouki. Tickets can be purchased at the McCain box office, online at http:// www.k-state.edu/mccain or by calling 785-5326428. The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will present Giancarlo Menottis Old Maid and the Thief and Gilbert and Sullivans Trial By Jury as the K-State Opera 2014 performance at 7:30 p.m. March 6-8 and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in the Mark Chapman Theatre in Nichols Hall. Tickets are available at McCain box office, online at http://www.k-state.edu/mccain or by calling 785-532-6428. The annual Tubaphonium Festival and Bassoon Afternoon will be Saturday, March 8, in the music wing of McCain Auditorium. The daylong festival is for tuba, euphonium and bassoon students in grades seven through 12 who are looking to hone their skills, make music and have fun. The day features master classes, recitals and performances by the universitys Tuba Euphonium Ensemble and Bassoon Ensemble. A mass ensemble at 4 p.m. in McCains Kirmser Hall will feature participants and K-State students performing together. Steve Maxwell, assistant professor of music, and Susan Maxwell, instructor of music, organize the festival. The Concert Band, featuring graduate student conductors, and the University Band, featuring undergraduate student conductors, will present a concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 9, in McCain Auditorium. The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Don Linn, instructor of music, and the Wind Symphony, conducted by Phillip Payne, associate professor of music, will perform a concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 10, in McCain Auditorium. Organist David Pickering, assistant professor of music, will present a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, in All Faiths Chapel. The universitys Organ Studio will present Organ Music for a Wednesday Morning at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, in All Faiths Chapel.

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Junction City honors several law enforcement officers


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with his award. I watch them put their lives on the line every day and they deserve as much credit for any actions protecting this city as I do. Shumate received his lifesaving award for events that transpired Jan. 6, when he was the first to respond to a possible structure fire at an apartment at 28 Riley Manor Circle, according to a report from Shumate. During the incident, Shumate was informed the apartment resident had a history of diabetic seizures. Looking through a window, Shumate saw heavy smoke inside. He called out to the resident, heard a response, kicked down the door and rescued the resident. The man had been heating oil on the stove and had a diabetic seizure. VFW officials from the Fourth District and local Post 8773 presented postand district-level first place Law Enforcement Team of the Year awards to personnel who helped carry out Operation ADABAG in May 2013. Lt. Mike Life, commander of the Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group, accepted the awards. Representatives from the JCPD, Grandview Plaza Police Department, Geary County Sheriffs Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation also were present.

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The dedication of local law enforcement was on display Tuesday during the Junction City Commission meeting. For actions displaying their commitment, police officer Brandon Shumate was presented with a lifesaving award and representatives from agencies participating in last years Operation ADABAG were presented with a pair of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Law Enforcement Team of the Year awards. Id just like to recognize all my brothers and sisters who I work with every day, Shumate said after Mayor Cecil Aska presented him

VFW recognizes Operation ADABAG team

Junction City Mayor Cecil Aska presents officer Brandon Shumate of the Junction City Police Department with a life saving award Tuesday night.

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At Geary Community Hospital


Many times, as a part of a plan for your healthy living, your healthcare provider will recommend that you consult with a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Clinical Nutrition Department here at Geary Community Hospital to help you with your diet. Although having to focus on healthier eating due to such things as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or weight management can be alarming, our dietitians are committed to making nutrition realistic and functional for your everyday life. Our RDs follow a course of action of an initial assessment with followups determined by your needs and successes. Guided by the Nutrition Care Process (NCP), your RD will collect and document your history, body measurements and other data to help direct them to an appropriate nutrition diagnosis. Using that diagnosis they will then lay out a Meghan Kearn, RD, clinical nutritionist at Geary Community Hospital speaks with a patient about her nutritional needs. plan directed at the root cause of your nutrition issues and aimed at relieving the symptoms that you have. With that plan in place they will continue to monitor and evaluate your progress as you work toward your planned goals. RDs use their nutritional expertise to help you make unique, positive, lifestyle changes for your healthy living. You do need a provider referral to start a consultation, but these services are available to you whether you have a local provider or not. Close to home, its here at Geary Community Hospital.

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JCPD Lt. Mike Life (right), commander of the Junction City-Geary County Drug Operations Group, accepts a VFW Law Enforcement Team of the Year award from Vincent Van Cleave (right), Senior Vice Commander of VFW 8773, on behalf of law enforcement officers involved in Operation ADABAG.

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COURTHOUSE SAFETY PROJECT

One bid received, two others expected


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The process for upgrading security in two Geary County facilities is gaining momentum. Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf previously reported the department submitted three bids for the installation of a camera system in the countys office building and courthouse. So far, the county has received one bid estimate. Geary Commission Chair Larry Hicks said the county is waiting for two companies to submit bids as well. That way we will not be out of compliance by showing any favoritism towards the bids that will be submit-

ted, Hicks said. He said an announcement about the bids will probably take place within the next week or two. Meetings with departments leaders are also in the works. The purpose is to receive input on the installation. We have not been able to have all the department heads meet for a variety of different reasons, Hicks said,

Geary County Commissioners signed a proclamation for March For Meals Month. The Meals on Wheels Associations of America established the National March for Meals

March proclaimed as March For Meals Month

Campaign in March 2002 to recognize the month, the importance of nutrition programs and to raise awareness about senior hunger in the United States. According to the proclamation, the 2014 observance provides an opportunity to support senior nutrition programs that deliver vital and critical services by donating, volunteering and raising awareness about senior hunger. Programs in Junction City have served communities for about 40 years with contributions from volunteer drivers. While delivering meals to homebound seniors, volunteers also check on their welfare.

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The Chapman American Legion Post 240 is hosting a wild game feed at 6 p.m. Saturday at 222 1/2 S. Marshall St. in Chapman. The Kansas Ornithological Society and Milford Lake Friends monthly bird walk will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday. We will be meeting at the parking lot on the south end of Milford Lake Dam, just across the highway from the Corps of Engineers Office. The walk will focus on early spring migrants, waterbirds and other lingering winter residents. The walks usually last about two hours and involve moderate walking. For more information contact Chuck Otte at (785) 238-4161 or (785) 238-8800. American Legion Unit 45 will not have a meeting Monday. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. April 1. Qualification and application procedures for Inter-Service Physician Assistants (IPAP) and the Army Nurse Corps Commission Program (AECP), along with other medical commissioning programs, will be briefed by program managers from Fort Knox, Ky. March 11 in room 209 of Building 217 on Fort Riley, located on Custer Avenue. Sessions will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Maj. R. Scott Bradshaw at (502) 6267653 or email Ramon.s.bradshaw.mil@mail.mil.

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Richard Ray Walker


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Richard Ray Walker, 54, of Manhattan, departed this life on Feb. 22, 2014 in Manhattan. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 7 at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Junction City. A service will be held to celebrate Richards life at 10 a.m. March 8 at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Funeral Chapel. He was born Aug. 28, 1959, to parents Ray and Nadine (Jaecke) Walker in Junction City. During his childhood, he was a very active member at the First United Methodist Church in Junction City. He was involved in the R ICHArD youth group, the handbell W ALKEr choir, and youth choir. Richard was a member of the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and DeMoley during his childhood. He was a graduate of Junction City High School and attended Kansas State University, where he was very active in

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Rev. Mervyn E. Hammond, Jr.


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ter-in-law, Carolyn King; his grandmothers, Alma Starnes and Verna Mae Hammond; his grandfathers, Robert Hammond, Sherman Cobb and Edward Starnes; and his nephew, Samuel Walls. Mervyn is survived by his wife, Rose Hammond and daughter/granddaughter Tyanna of St. Charles, Mo.; his children, Michael Hammond Sr. and Tara, Jennifer Hammond, Jessica Hammond, Marcus Hammond, Janet Green and Marvin, Jeanette Davis and Marlon, Jacquelyn Flanders and Michael, Mervyn Hammond III, andJo Anne Jones and Joel; his sister, Trish Walls and Robert; his mother, Laurette Hammond and mother-in-law, Mary Walls; his grandchildren, Mikaela, Ariana, Carolyn, Joshua, Tyanna, Jordan, Jayla, Michael Jr., Naomi, Isabella, Marvin III, Natalie, Nathaniel, David, Savannah and Lilliana (coming soon); his brother-in-law, Jonathan and wife Felicia; his nieces and nephews, Kessya, Glenn, Kimbo, Robert Walls III, Camille, Crystal, Perris, Greg and Hannah; his uncle, James Hammond and wife Marla; his cousins, Jason Hammond and wife Jamie, and Robert Hammond; eight greatnieces and four great-nephews, and a host of close friends and extended family too numerous to be named. The Hammond family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Reverend Dr. Stan Rone, Stygar Funeral Home, Dr. Daniel Kramer, and all those who have been a help/support during this time.

the marching band. Music was always a big part of his life. He enjoyed playing card games, board games, and fantasy games with his friends. Richard worked various jobs and spent much time working in the food industry at Kansas State University. He was a very kind individual, and was proud to be himself. He was also a caring son, brother, and uncle. He is preceded in death by his dad, Ray Walker. Richard leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving mother, Nadine Walker; his brother, Andrew and wife Karen Walker; and his sister, Theresa and husband Mark Elzinga. He also leaves behind a niece, three nephews, and a great-nephew, as well as many other friends and loved ones. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to encourage friends and loved ones to make a donation in Richards memory to the American Diabetes Association at: 6900 College Blvd Suite 250 Overland Park, KS 66211.

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Joseph G. Horton
Joseph G. Joe Horton, 64, of Junction City, formerly of White City, died March 3, 2014 at his home in Junction City. Funeral arrangements are pending with the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Junction City.

Arbutus L. York

Arbutus Arby L. York, 99, of Junction City, passed away March 4, 2014 at Geary Community Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. March 10 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Laurie Barnes officiating. Burial will follow at Lyona Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. March 9 at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, located at 203 N. Washington St. in Junction City. Memorial contributions have been designated to the First United Methodist Church, 804 N. Jefferson St., Junction City, KS 66441.

Facebook to delete illegal gun sales posts


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ALBANY, N.Y. Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check. A similar policy will be applied to Instagram, the companys photo-sharing network, Facebook said. The measures will be put into effect over the next few weeks at the worlds largest social network, with 1.3 billion active users. We will remove reported posts that explicitly indicate a specific attempt to evade or help others evade the law, the company said in a statement. The move reflects growing alarm that the Internet is being used to sell banned weapons or put guns in the hands of convicted felons, domestic abusers, the mentally ill or others barred under federal law from obtaining firearms. Gun control advocates say Facebook has become a significant marketplace, with thousands of gun-related posts. Google Plus and Craigslist already prohibit all gun sales, legal or illegal. Facebook said that

instead of patrolling its network for violators, it will rely on reports from users and police. The new policy was worked out in an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who has been pressing the company

along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a group backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Moms Demand Action. Moms Demand Action collected more than 230,000 signatures on petitions calling on Facebook to act.

The Bishop Rev. Mervyn an emphasis in social studE. Hammond Jr., 59, of St. ies. Charles, Mo., passed away He taught history and March 3, 2014 at St. Joseph economics at Northwest Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. High School (Wichita) and Visitation will be from 4 Junction City High School to 7 p.m. on March 6 at The from 1988 to 1996. Family Vision Library, Mervyn continued servlocated at 2020 Parkway ing in various pastoral and Drive in St. Peters, Mo. music ministry positions Funeral services will be during this time and was held at 2 p.m. March 8 at the ordained in the Church of Church of the Nazarene in God (Anderson, Ind.) while Junction City, with the Rev- serving as associate pastor erend Kit Tabor of Wichita at Pawnee Avenue Church officiating. of God in Wichita. Memorials may be given In 1994 he accepted the to US Bank in St. Charles, call to become the Senior Mo., in care of The Bishop Pastor at the First Church Mervyn Hammond Jr. of God (which later became Memorial Fund, or they Faith Covenant Christian may be mailed to Center) in Junction P.O. Box 430, Saint City, and served this Charles, MO 63302. congregation for 10 All proceeds will years. be used to support In 2005 Mervyn his wife, Rose Hamrelocated to St. mond. Charles, Mo. to Stygar Funeral plant Faith CoveHome of Florissant, nant Christian CenMo. is handling the ter St. Charles as M ErVYN arrangements. H AmmOND well as Faith CoveMervyn was born nant Ministries and in Manhattan to Mervyn Sr. later accepted an elevation and Laurette Hammond on to the office of Bishop, being Jan. 3, 1955. consecrated by his EmiHe graduated from Junc- nence, Archbishop Dr. Wiltion City High School and liam Boyd. accepted his call to minisIn October of 2010, his try at the age of 18. Mervyn eldest son (Michael) sucreceived a ministerial ceeded him as Senior Paslicense to preach at Second tor of Faith Covenant Missionary Baptist Church Christian Center, as he and was active in music responded to Gods call to a ministry through singing, larger mission field. playing piano and organ, Until his death, he served and directing various as Overseer of Faith Covechoirs. He married Rose nant Ministries and as the Mary Walls in 1974 and they Chief Advisor to the Metrowere blessed with nine chil- politan Archbishop of Zion dren. Ministries International. He graduated from KanMervyn was preceded in sas State University in 1988 death by his father, Mervyn with a Bachelors of Arts in Hammond Sr,; his father-insecondary education with law, Robert Walls; his sis-

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e agree with USD 475 board members who passed a resolution this week opposing a House bill that would move all local elections from the spring to the fall and possibly change the nonpartisan nature of municipal elections. It is not a good idea. Traditionally, folks running for school board and for city commission do not run as Democrats or Republicans. These are unpaid positions, or in the case of some city bodies, the remuneration is at most a token amount. We have never seen the relevance of ones political leanings when it comes to serving in local office school boards in particular. What matters are competency, a willingness to put the best interests of students first, and an ability to endure criticism from unhappy parents. Serving on the city commission requires similar skills. The types of political issues that come into play at the state or national level simply are not relevant locally when it comes to serving on a city commission. We would argue the same applies to county commission as well, but by tradition those posts have been partisan and paid. Serving on school boards and city commissions now is a form of public service that requires long hours and a dedication to ones community. There is enough political partisanship in elections as it is, without extending it down to our school boards and city commissions. Lets keep those elections separate as they are now. Local moviegoers have a rare chance to view a movie premiere Saturday by a former Junction City resident who has made a name for himself in the world of filmmaking. Kansas University film professor Kevin Wilmotts Jayhawkers will be shown at the C.L. Hoover Opera House at 7 p.m. Saturday. It is the story of Wilt Chamberlains stint with the KU team, playing under the legendary coach Phog Allen. Wilmott is also the creator of the widely acclaimed C.S.A., a film about if the South had won the Civil War, and Ninth Street, a gritty movie about Junction City in the 1960s. We should take great pride in a native sons achievements. Attending this premiere is one way to do that, and it promises a couple of hours of great entertainment as well. Fair warning: Junction City police will continue conducting nighttime seat-belt enforcement this month at the corner of Sixth and Washington streets, so stay buckled up and sober. Added officers will be patrolling and conducting field sobriety tests when warranted. Dont say we didnt give notice.

Western Farm show


B Y JOHN S CHLAGECK

Kansas Farm Bureau

Its movie time

illed as, Nearly everything an agribusiness professional would need or want, this years 53rd edition of the Western Farm Show lived up to its slogan. More than 20,000 farmers, ranchers, school children, FFA youngsters and urbanites attended the three-day event at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City. Farmers and ranchers spent hours walking around the 400,000 square feet of displays of machinery, buildings, livestock equipment, tools, feed and seed among the more than 500 exhibits. Veteran Douglas County farmer Rex Slankard has been coming to this farm show since it started in 1961. Like so many of his peers, he attends the annual event to walk around and see whats new. Slankard likes to compare the equipment and machinery to what he farms with. Hes seen plenty of changes in agriculture and farm machinery during the last 50 years. Everything is getting to be so much about computer technology in farming today, Slankard says. Im getting too old for it. Ive got to bring my grandson along to figure the computers out.

All kidding aside, the veteran producer believes farming is better with the new technology. Todays equipment lasts longer and is more dependable. With technology like GPS a farmer can use the same tracks in his field every year and that cuts down on compaction, the Douglas County producer says. Planting and putting on herbicides and insecticides is more accurate and saves on production costs. Coffey County stockman and hay producer, Jim McNabb traveled 200 miles round trip to attend this years event. His son, Lee, accompanied him as well as his grandson, Max. For the McNabbs and many other farmers and ranchers within a 300 mile radius, the Western Farm Show is a family tradition. Its enjoyable to take the family on a road trip off the farm and look at the latest equipment, McNabb says. The biggest differences he sees during the 30 years of attending the show is the cost of the tractors, balers, buildings and other farm machinery. McNabb is all business when checking out the new haying equipment. He puts up between 500 and 1,000 bales each year to feed his hungry herd during the winter months so idle chit chat is out of the question. There are just too many people here, McNabb says. Every once in a

while you run into someone you know, but you can talk to them at home. While most of the farm show-goers include farmers and ranchers from Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska, more than 3,400 high school students affiliated with FFA attend the threeday event, says Jeff Flora. He works for the SouthWestern Association and produces and manages the Western Farm Show. Many people in the Kansas City area grew up on a farm or still have parents farming, Flora says. They drop by to look at the farm equipment and show their children whats happening in agriculture. This show provides a great opportunity to talk to manufacturers and suppliers without experiencing the pressure of buying such equipment, he says. It kind of blows some of us away seeing whats going on in this industry today. Its like Star Wars kind of stuff in some cases.

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S C H L A G E C K is a leading commentator on agriculture and rural Kansas. Born and raised on a diversified farm in northwestern Kansas, his writing reflects a lifetime of experience, knowledge and passion.

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am convinced if the leadership in Junction City, by that I mean the three taxing bodies the City Commission, Unified School District 475 and the Geary County Commissioners has to stop hiring anyone who will not live in Junction City or Geary County. They must mandate that living in the community they work is a requirement. As I understand it, we have the city manager renting an apartment but owns in Kansas City, the city attorney communiting to meetings from Kansas City, the executive director of the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce renting, but owns in Ottawa, many of the meat plant cadre commuting from Manhattan both owning or renting, Foot Locker doing the same, the new C.L. Hoover Opera House director living in Manhattan, the new business manager for USD 475 living out of town, over 500 teachers in USD 475 living outside of Geary County, and the list goes on and on. These jobs were created by decisions of these three taxing commissions or boards. These decisions were made, in some cases years ago, and some of these in the last month or two. These jobs are being paid from the

school district, city and county tax collections. What I fail to understand to this day is why you would hire anyone who would be employed by one of these three taxing bodies without requiring that employee to live in that taxing jurisdiction. Junction City is heavily in debt from these types of bad decisions. The theory that if youre good enough to work here, you should be good enough to live here should apply. The taxpayers in this city and county are paying for the debt of those who made countless bad decisions. One of those bad decisions can be corrected. That is, requiring the new employee to reside in the county or city. We, as the taxpayers, cannot handle any more bad decisions. If we had 500 to 600 additional residents in Junction City, living in homes either renting or owning, we could solve a great deal of these debts. The time has come to correct this counter-productive decision and make the requirement to live where you work. We as taxpayers have several choices. You can merely pay the higher water bill and real estate taxes, you can take the time to call your commissioners or board members and tell them to require any employee must live in the jurisdiction, or you can move out of town.

No paddle for this boat

To the Editor:

Sonny Ehm Junction City

e, the taxpayers of this little town, are up the creek and we are without the boat as well as the paddles. We know we are burdened with a kings ransom of government-imposed debt against our wages yet to be earned. We know we are facing a huge financial burden to repair long neglected water and sewage systems. We know our roads are turning into obstacle courses. We know the cost of living here is so high that people (and businesses) thinking of moving from somewhere else might find our area lacking even though we have a huge lake, our jewel on the prairie of an opera house, a crop duster level municipal airport, a

golf course that struggles (despite assistance provided by the Corps of Engineers) and the massive tax breaks provided by the Neighborhood Revitalization Program. Yet what are the solutions being proposed by our elected city officials, our elected county officials, our school officials and the members of our cost-effective consolidated Chamber of Commerce team? It would seem that the only available option is taking more of our money and spending it. The school district apparently has been thinking about renovating the high school, but now seems to be focusing on replacing it. (Hope they remember the landscaping this time.) The school board says the high schools building is old, so it needs to be replaced. Seems it was deemed impossible to demolish the historic Bartell House (built many years before the high school), it was remodeled and is still in use. Go figure. There is a big push for participation in a regional

planning commission with several communities, who will dominate that organization to our detriment. A new sports complex that will not (we are assured) take more taxes from us. Lobbying for a casino that brings it own suitcase of problems if implemented. Ongoing retreats, where some magic form of branding will give us an identity that will draw people to the area. Lets not forget attending AUSAs annual party expecting some tangible results for the area that somehow never seem to materialize. In fact, it is probable we are sitting in a creek that does not even have water much less a boat or paddles. This is hubris writ large. This is not going to end well. Lord help us if the government cuts of the military lands hard on Fort Rileys operations.

Ed Smith Junction City

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POLICE & RECOrDS


Monday
8:35 a.m. Theft, 820 Grant Ave. 8:42 a.m. Accident, Eighth St. and Jackson St. 8:51 a.m. Battery, 1011 N. Jefferson St. 9:10 a.m. Accident, 10th St. and Webster St. 9:45 a.m. Accident, Eighth St. and Webster St. 10:21 a.m. Accident, Sixth St. and Garfield St. 10:38 a.m. Accident, Highland Drive and Cottonwood St. 10:48 a.m. Motor vehicle theft, Chestnut St. and Washington St. 10:54 a.m. Accident, 14th St. and Adams St. 11:34 a.m. Accident, 1000 block of N. Clay St. 11:41 a.m. Domestic, 1300 block of W. 14th St. 11:44 a.m. Domestic, Ninth St. and Jackson St. 12:40 p.m. Accident, Second St. and Jackson St. 1:31 p.m. Domestic, 1300 block of Overbrooke Drive 1:54 p.m. Theft, 429 W. Ash St. 3:50 p.m. Disturbance, 506 W. 11th St. 4:14 p.m. Accident, 12th St. and Jefferson St. 4:22 p.m. Disturbance, 129 E. Home St. 7:10 a.m. Accident, 2419 Deerfield Blvd. 9:21 a.m. Accident, 714 W. First St. 11:35 a.m. Battery, 1120 W. Eighth St. 12:45 p.m. Theft, 1214 S. Washington St. 3:46 p.m. Accident, Westwood Blvd. and Custer Road 5:40 p.m. Domestic, 600 block of S. Clay St. 11:26 p.m. Burglary, 1725 N. Washington St.

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Junction City Police Department


The Junction City Police Department made nine arrests and responded to 117 calls in the 48-hour period ending 6 a.m. Wednesday. 7:33 a.m. Accident, McClure St. and Patrick Drive 7:35 a.m. Accident, 100 S. Kiowa St. 7:55 a.m. Accident, 1013 W. Eighth St. 8:10 a.m. Accident, Eighth St. and Calhoun St. 8:12 a.m. Accident, Fifth St. and Jefferson St. 8:25 a.m. Accident, 1039 S. Washington St.

Junction City Fire Department


The Junction City Fire Department made 10 transports and responded to 12 calls in the 48-hour period ending 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Geary County Detention Center


The Geary County Detention Center booked the following individuals during the 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Tuesday. A report for Tuesday wasnt received as of Wednesday afternoon.

Grandview Plaza Police Department


The Grandview Plaza Police Department made one arrest and responded to 20 calls in the 48-hour period ending 12 a.m. Wednesday. 7:09 p.m. Damage to property, 811 Peggy St.

Tuesday

Geary County Sheriffs Department


The Geary County Sheriffs Department made two arrests and responded to 90 calls in the 48-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday. 1:08 a.m. Accident, I-70 mile marker 308

Monday
2:19 p.m. Kyle Mulvaney, criminal damage to property 10:37 p.m. Matthew Kinder, bond violation, violation of a protective order

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TOPEKA President Barack Obama is proposing Congress provide another infusion of cash to continue construction of a new biosecurity lab in Kansas. The presidents budget was announced Tuesday and includes $300 million for the Department of Homeland Security to continue work on the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility under construction near Kansas State University. The $1.25 billion new lab is designed to conduct research on large animals and related diseases, replacing an aging facility at Plum Island, N.Y. Members of the Kansas congressional delegation issued a statement praising the funding recommendation, which they said would allow the lab to be built within budget. The proposal will be addressed in the coming

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TOPEKA Proposals on tap for legislative committees would help Kansas hobbyists and small breweries and phase in grocery store sales of strong beer, wine and liquor, but it wasnt clear Wednesday how far lawmakers would go in further repudiating the states dry history. The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee had a hearing Wednesday on a bill to ease restrictions on home brewers so that theyd be able to share their beer, wine and cider with friends and have them judged at competitions, rather than limiting home brews to personal or family consumption. The committee expects to vote on the bill next week, and the measure passed the House overwhelmingly last month. The Senate committee approved a bill last week to allow microbreweries to make 30,000 barrels of beer a year, doubling the cur-

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months by House and Senate appropriations committees before it is approved. This gives Congress a blueprint to provide the final portion of funding to advance construction of the modern, world-class NBAF facility so it can protect the national security of the United States, the delegation said in a statement. We will continue to work to make certain NBAF remains a top priority for Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle as we work to secure the final portion of funding for construction of NBAF during the appropriations process. Construction began in 2013 on a central utility plant that will provide power and other services for the lab. DHS says construction on the main lab is expected to begin sometime this year, though no date has been announced for the start of operations. Kansas legislators have approved more than $300

million in bonding that represents the states share of the cost for construction of the project. State officials have long touted the new lab as a key component of the nations biosecurity network to protect the food supply from deadly diseases and viruses that could be unleashed on livestock. Gov. Sam Brownback said years of hard, bipartisan work were paying off with the latest funding announcement. Kansas will be the center of the animal health industry, playing a critical role for our nation and the world, he said Tuesday.

The lab will be built adjacent to the Biosecurity Research Institute at Kansas State, where research into animal and plant threats is conducted. The Manhattan site is considered the western anchor of an animal health corridor that stretches east to Columbia, Mo., and includes many of the worlds leading agriculture-related companies. The lab is expected to have 250 to 350 employees and draw increased business activity to boost the Kansas economy.

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Patty called the Feb. 19 meeting to order. The Kiwanis pledge was recited. Joel led us in singing, Mike in the Pledge of Allegience and Don in prayer. We welcomed Judy Hofer as our guest today. Joel reminded us (her?) that she was his first wife. Most havent been married long enough to say that and get away with it. Garry Berges introduced Greg Gooden as our guest speaker. Greg is a music teacher in Unified School District 475, and the director for the 54-member Geary County Childrens Choir. He played one of the pop songs the kids are presently singing and got our feet to tapping. Joel thought about restraining Judy but she is, after all, Judge Judy. The choir is a nonprofit organization started in 2007 that seeks to enhance young singers abilities. Youth practices are held Monday nights at the Junction City Church of the Nazarene and singers are recruited via a promotional DVD shown at the schools. Youth in grades four to eight are encouraged to audition. Greg would like to audition 70, keep 50 and have about 40 go on every-other-year trips out of Kansas. In 2012 they went to Branson, Mo.

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to play at the Andy Williams Theater opening for the musical group Cats Pajamas. This year a trip to Colorado Springs, Colo. is planned. He wants them to sing America the Beautiful, on the top of Pikes Peak. Unfortunately they had an embezzlement and lost about $10,000 they had saved toward the cost of the $35,000 trip. Thanks to the generosity of the community, they have had donations to replace most of that. Each youth has to raise about $250, and the rest comes from group fundraising activities. They will be in full force shortly selling candy bars. The Noon Kiwanis authorized a $200 contribution to further their activities. The speaker next week is Matt Westerhaus, brought to you by Paul Arjona and Joel Hofer.

Phil-Am Association donates to CRS

The Phil-Am Association of Junction City recently made a $1,000 donation to Catholic Relief Services, via the Catholic Charities of Salina. Shown are (from left): Manny Pasquil; Michelle Martin, CEO of Catholic Charities of Salina; Daryl Stone; Amosa Laborde; Father Peter ODonnell; Frank Catalo; Carmen Kiser; Chuck Kiser; Ada Seabrook, president of the Phil-Am Association of Junction City; Lolita Seto; and Harvey Seto.

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The Zeta Phi chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha held its February business meeting at City Cycle Sales, with nine members present. We will be checking on having another casino bus trip in September 2014. We will also be having a garage sale May 17, with proceeds going to St. Judes.

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A festive February meeting for Clarks Creek EEU members was enjoyed at the Dorothy Bramlage Library. Pam Miller was hostess for the afternoon. A lovely table was decorated in the Valentine theme, featuring a delicious dessert and the trimmings. Miller introduced the speakers for the afternoon from the Junction City

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Caring Places. Facility Manager Virginia Grooms told of their mission, which is a faith-based resource center providing support to residents of Junction City and the surrounding area. All services are free. They have clothing and non-perishable food items available to individuals and families in need. Patricia Cox, volunteer of the month, told how peo-

ple in need can be helped. They need to show their ID, sign a form, and take a tour of the Caring Place. All their information was very interesting. A monetary gift will be given to the Caring Place from the Clarks Creek ladies. President Mae Ascher called the business meeting to order with the Flag Salute. Roll was answered by telling where members

donate their clothes. The minutes of the January meeting were presented by the secretary, Lori Strauss. The treasurers report was given by Miller. She also read a note from her work, telling how a 13-year-old was given a chance to make a difference in his life. The March meeting will be held at the library. Items for the food pantry will be collected.

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U.S. agency demands recall data from GM


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FROM PAGE ONE/NEWS

AP Auto Writer
DETROIT U.S. safety regulators are demanding that General Motors turn over reams of documents and other data showing what the company knew and when it found out about a dangerous ignition problem that has been linked to 13 car-crash deaths. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating how GM handled the problem, which triggered the global recall of 1.6 million older-model compact cars. GM has acknowledged it knew of the ignition troubles a decade ago but didnt recall the cars until last month. In a 27-page order sent to GM Tuesday, NHTSA demanded pictures, memos, electronic communications, engineering drawings and other data to answer 107 questions. The reply, which must be signed under oath by a company officer, is due on April 3. GM spokesman Alan Adler said Wednesday that the company is cooperating. NHTSA wants the documents to determine if GM delayed its response or withheld evidence. In either case, it could fine GM up to $35 million. Automakers are required to inform NHTSA of safety defects within five days of discovering

City approves refinancing Spin City


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A hefty balloon payment on the original financing for Spin City that would have been due this month prompted the Junction City Commission Tuesday night to approve a refinancing of the cityowned recreation center. Rather than pay the $474,469 balloon payment, commissioners approved awarding Intrust Bank a five-year leasepurchase agreement to spread out the payment. Assistant city manager Cheryl Beatty told the commission Intrust Banks bid included significant fees, but still was the best deal. Theirs still comes out ahead as the best purchase, Beatty said. Beatty calculated the true interest cost of Intrusts bid to be 2.58 percent. Landmark National Banks bid had the second-lowest true interest cost at 3.53 percent. According to the agreement, the city will pay off the amount owed by 2019. The city has budgeted for annual

In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008, file photo, the Chevy Cobalt moves on the assembly line at the Lordstown Assembly Plant in Lordstown, Ohio. The U.S. governments auto safety watchdog likely is looking into whether General Motors was slow to report problems that led to a massive small-car recall and 13 deaths.
them. Such a fine would be a record for NHTSA, but essentially is pocket change for GM, which made $3.8 billion last year. Included in the order is a series of questions about when GM discovered the ignition problem in 2004 and the identity of employees involved in finding and replicating it. The order asks what fixes GM considered including the lead time required, costs and effectiveness of each of the solutions. On Feb. 13, GM announced the recall of more than 780,000 Chevrolet Cobalts and Pontiac G5s (model

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years 2005-2007). Two weeks later it added 842,000 Saturn Ion compacts (2003-2007), and Chevrolet HHR SUVs and Pontiac Solstice and Saturn Sky sports cars (2006-2007). Facts surrounding the recall are embarrassing for GM and could scare away consumers. Since leaving a painful bankruptcy in 2009, GM has cut bureaucracy, improved vehicle quality and is quicker to recall cars when problems occur. However, its admission that recall procedures were lacking 10 years ago shows how the old culture can still haunt the automaker.

payments of about $105,000. We certainly didnt choose to drag it out too much longer, but certainly didnt want to absorb the $400-some-thousand all in one year, Beatty said. Beatty reminded the commission the refinancing had been discussed when the 2014 budget was being completed. A tax increase would have been necessary, she said, if the city were to have made the balloon payment this year. To pay it C HERYL off, you would B EATTY have had to increase (the mill rate) three mills, Beatty said. Spin City originally was financed in 2009 for $840,000 with a lease-purchase agreement. Since then, the city had been making annual payments of $104,614. Located at 915 S. Washington St., Spin Citys amenities include a skating rink, basketball courts, theater area, arcade, and party rooms.

He also said educators should not rely strictly on a machine. The computers are only as good as the Continued from Page 1A people operating the computer, Gerloff in the next superintendent. Some of them said. Attendee Margie Pinaire said its imporincluded transparency, loyalty to the community and awareness of the military fam- tant to get the right person for the job. Pinaire said knowledge of the district and ily. Resident John Stewart believes leaders familiarity with diversity is something candidates should have. in the community should live in town. I think thats one of our strongest assets I dont want to listen to that person when they talk to me because theyre not at this school district, she said. Pinaire would like to focus on improving invested in the community, he said. the high schools infraStewart and other attendstructure. ees said USD 475s Board of Students dont have to Education and the next go to school in a palace, but superintendent should conit has to be nice and comsider having shorter board fortable for a learning situmeetings that are televised ation, she said. for parents to see. Some attendees also indiA few attendees said board cated the selected superinmeetings should be held in tendent should be watchful one location with no presenof spending. tation or recognition ceremoI think this next supernies. intendent should be aware Tom Weigand, chief execuof the taxpayer, but I dont tive officer of the Junction JOHN STEWART want to compromise educaCity Area Chamber of ComResident tion, Pinaire said. You merce, said there are not pay for what you get and if enough graduates ready to you dont put a lot of money join the workforce after high into education, your education may not be school and are not obtaining soft skills. Weigand said that needs to be communi- good. It costs money to do any business and school is business. cated to the next person. Prior to the afternoon gathering, seven Resident Gerald Gerloff said emphasis should be placed on what happens in the other sessions were held earlier in the day. classroom, instead of the classroom itself.

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Wednesdays sessions included members of Fort Riley, Junction City and Geary County residents, staff members and administrators. We had a wide diversity of input from the patrons, Sechrist said. I congratulate the board for asking us to conduct this because not all boards do this. Sechrist said theyre always hoping to find the best superintendent for districts they work with.

Thats our wish here, Sechrist said. We really feel that with your reputation and a fine community, well get some really good candidates. Heim said theyll screen applicants near the end of March. Next, KASB will meet with the board to give a recommendation. By the end of the first week in April, officials believe a new superintendent should be named.

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it before and Im going to preach it again Im all about optimizing this program, McCaffery said. The new truck is expected to be delivered in six months. Public Works also will purchase new residential sanitation carts and a variety of dumpsters from Downing Sales for $40,270. McCaffery said the purchase is a typical allotment for Public Works in a one-year period. He added the city needs to start phasing out some of its older residential carts. Many of the carts that weve got out there right now are beyond their warranty limit, McCaffery said. Funds for the purchase are available within the citys sanitation fund. The lowest dollar amount purchase was for high heat boiler unit repair parts at the citys southwest wastewater treatment plant for $11,665. However, the city could be credited that money if the parts in the current broken unit are under warranty. McCaffery said the unit needs to be repaired because its essential for pretreatment at the plant, which receives flow from the Armour-Eckrich facility. Its critical as far as to be able to provide instantaneous hot water to be able to clean the rotor screens, which are used to remove out many of the solvents that come through from that operation, he said. Funds for the purchase are available within the citys wastewater fund.

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Rolling into state

Kris Quidachay
B Y E THAN P ADWAY

The Junction City boys bowling team looks to carry recent momentum into the state tournament today

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The Junction City boys bowling team couldnt have picked a better time to be hitting its stride. The team, consisting off Aaron Coffman, Kris Quidachay, Jayson Quicksall, Will Wriston, Ian Yeazell and Michael Youngs, has been consistently hitting its average or bowling above average in the final weeks of the season, leaving the Blue Jays hopeful about their chances at the state meet today in Wichita. I think (the) boys have the potential to do phenomenally, Quicksall said after practice Tuesday. I think everyone is starting to bowl their best toward the end of the year, which is kind of what we want. Everyone on our team has the potential to bowl these crazy high games. Only two members of the team, Quidachay and Quicksall, qualified for the state tournament last season. Tough, extra oily lane conditions proved too challenging for the bowlers to figure out and each finished outside the medals. But this time around the team is ready. For one, they have each other to rely upon should things start to go poorly. It happened at the regional meet, when two of the bowlers started slow. The team scores were only relied upon the top four bowlers, so it allowed the other four to pick up the load until the two found their roll. The first game we had four guys bowling well and two that werent, Quicksall said. But the way that they have it set up, its top-four

Will Wriston
high games, so the coaches worked with the two who were struggling and they left the other four alone to Aaron Coffman carry them while they were getting their score up and then their scores ended up helping us. Junction City coach Brad Adams isnt worried about conditions tripping up his team this year either. Last year, the girls bowled first, pushing the oil deep down the lane. This time, its the boys chance to roll first. Adams thinks his team should have an easier time finding the pocket this time. It may take four or five frames, it may take the better part of a whole game, but as long as youre marking, its just a matter of time before it comes back and its right where you need it to be, he said. So as long as you dont do something terrible while youre working on finding

Ian Yeazell
it, you just come out of it sitting good. The team believes the key will be its ability to pick up spares. (Picking up a spare) boosts up your confidence when you leave a split, Wriston said. Because when you leave a split, youre like I cant pick this up, but when you pick it up youre like I can actually do this. Two members of the Junction City girls bowlPlease see Bowling, 8B

Jayson Quicksall

Jays season ends in 51-32 loss to Washburn Rural


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TOPEKA With the season on the line, the Junction City girls basketball team was not in the situation it wanted. Washburn Rural was jamming the lane, forcing outside shots that simply wouldnt fall for the Jays, eventually leading to a 13-2 deficit. But then, not wanting to go quietly into the night, the Blue Jays stormed back, largely thanks to strong guard play by its sophomores to cut the lead to five, 17-12. However, Junction City (5-16) couldnt close the gap, falling 51-32 in its first substate game to Washburn Rural (14-7) Wednesday in Topeka. I think we were a little nervous, Junction City coach Nate Parks said. And there were some opportunities that we missed at the beginning when we were taking some quick shots and not getting rebounds and letting them get easy putbacks. I felt we did a good job of fighting back and getting back into the game. After sophomore Kealee Rains put Junction City on the board with a deep two, her classmates Abryana Dixon and Please see Girls, 8B

Junction Citys Jordan Lawrence passes against Shawnee Heights on Feb. 28 in Junction City.

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Junction Citys AKia Fain drives past Washburn Rurals Belle Edwards (3) and Lauren Biggs (24) Wednesday night in Topeka.

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No. 8 KU rolls over Texas Tech, 82-57


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Jays ready for substate tilt with Wichita Southeast


B Y E THAN P ADWAY

Associated Press
LAWRENCE Tarik Black pulled a Big 12 championship T-shirt over his broad shoulders, slipped a title hat on his head, and then gave Andrew Wiggins and the rest of his teammates a hug. In the background stood the trophies, all 10 of them, brought onto the court at Allen Fieldhouse a perfect ending to Blacks nearly perfect senior night. The transfer from Memphis scored 19 points on 9-for-9 shooting, more than making up for the loss of injured center Joel Embiid, and led the eighthranked Jayhawks to an 82-57

victory over Texas Tech on Wednesday night. Wow, did he play good tonight, Kansas coach Bill Self said. Black matched the school record for field goal attempts without a miss held by C.J. Giles (2005) and Mark Randall (1990). The only shots he missed came at the free throw line. Wiggins, also likely playing in his final home game, added nine points for the Jayhawks (23-7, 14-3 Big 12). Naadir Tharpe came off the bench to contribute 16 points and five assists, and Perry Ellis finished with 13 points and five rebounds. Toddrick Gotcher scored 10 points to lead the Red Raiders Please see KU, 8B

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The Junction City boys basketball team has faced its share of talented, athletic teams this season in non-conference as well as Centennial League play. The Blue Jays (6-14) will face another team that wants to run up-and-down the floor when they open the 6A substate tournament at Wichita Southeast (15-5) tonight at 7 p.m. The bottom line is this, Junction City coach Pat Battle said after practice Wednesday. We have to play our tempo and they have to play theirs and if this game is a 65-70 possession game, its going to be very difficult for us. If this game is in the 40s, the 50s, its going to be a very good opportunity for us. The Golden Buffaloes are led by Jordan Murdock, who scored 23 points in the teams regular season finale, a win against rival Wichita East. Hes very crafty, hes skilled, he can shoot the basketball, Battle said of Murdock. They have a lot of kids who can drive to the hoop and finish. Theyre very active on the glass, Please see Basketbal, 8B

Kansass Justin Wesley reaches for a rebound against Texas Tech in Lawrence,. Wednesday.

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In brief
NCAA Football
For the second consecutive year, the Kansas State football team has set a record for firstday football ticket sales, Kansas State athletics announced on Tuesday. In the first 24 hours after the tickets went on sale Monday, fans purchased approximately 4,330 tickets, eclipsing last year;s mark by 1,900. Included in the first-day sales were 1,700 new ticket purchases. The priority deadline for season tickets is April 25. Kansas States 2014 sevengame home schedule features four Big 12 games as well as BCS national championship runnerup Auburn.

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Fridays Games
Memphis at Chicago, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Toronto, 6 p.m. Cleveland at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Boston, 6:30 p.m. Utah at New York, 6:30 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Milwaukee at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 8 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Atlanta at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.

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GOLF

NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE


Atlantic Division
Toronto Brooklyn New York Boston Philadelphia Miami Washington Charlotte Atlanta Orlando x-Indiana Chicago Detroit Cleveland Milwaukee W 33 30 22 20 15 W 43 32 28 26 19 W 46 34 24 24 12 L 26 29 40 41 46 L 15 29 33 32 44 L 15 27 37 38 48 Pct GB .559 .508 3 .355 12 1/2 .328 14 .246 19 Pct GB .741 .525 12 1/2 .459 16 1/2 .448 17 .302 26 1/2 Pct GB .754 .557 12 .393 22 .387 22 1/2 .200 33 1/2

Washington at Boston, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Winnipeg, 6 p.m. Buffalo at Tampa Bay, 6:30 p.m. Colorado at Detroit, 7 p.m. Columbus at Chicago, 7 p.m. St. Louis at Nashville, 7 p.m. Vancouver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Montreal at Phoenix, 8 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Edmonton, 8:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at San Jose, 9:30 p.m.

6 p.m. ESPN Memphis at Cincinatti ESPN2 LSU at Vanderbilt ESPNU Penn St. at Northwestern FS1 Villanova at Xavier 7 p.m. NBCSN George Mason at La Salle 8 p.m. ESPN Iowa at Michigan St. ESPN2 UCLA at Washington ESPNU Hawaii at UC Santa Barbara FS1 Butler at DePaul 10 p.m. ESPNU Southern Cal at Washington St. 7 p.m. TNT Miami at San Antonio 9:30 p.m. TNT L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers 9:30 p.m. NBCSN Pittsburgh at San Jose

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Fridays Games
N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 6 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Buffalo at Florida, 6:30 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Calgary, 8 p.m. Pittsburgh at Anaheim, 9 p.m.

Southeast Division

NHL
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
Boston Montreal Toronto Tampa Bay Detroit Ottawa Florida Buffalo Pittsburgh Philadelphia N.Y. Rangers Columbus Washington New Jersey Carolina N.Y. Islanders GP W 61 39 63 34 64 33 62 34 61 28 62 27 62 23 61 18 GP W 61 41 63 33 63 33 62 32 63 29 63 27 62 27 64 24 L 17 22 23 23 21 24 32 35 L 16 24 26 25 24 23 26 32 OT Pts 5 83 7 75 8 74 5 73 12 68 11 65 7 53 8 44 OT Pts 4 86 6 72 4 70 5 69 10 68 13 67 9 63 8 56 GF 192 160 189 179 162 176 152 124 GF 195 180 164 184 188 152 154 176 GA 138 154 195 160 169 202 201 183 GA 150 184 160 172 192 156 175 217

Central Division

Wednesdays Sports Transactions


MLB
American League
CHICAGO WHITE SOX Reassigned RHPs Chris Bassitt, Parker Frazier and Brian Omogrosso; INF Mike McDade; OF Denis Phipps; LHP Mauricio Robles; and C Kevan Smith to minor league camp. CLEVELAND INDIANS Agreed to terms with INFs Jose Ramirez and Jesus Aguilar on one-year contracts. SEATTLE MARINERS Optioned LHP Danny Hultzen to Tacoma (PCL) and LHP Anthony Fernandez and OF Julio Morban to Jackson (SL). Reassigned RHPs Jonathan Arias, Andrew Carraway, Stephen Kohlscheen, Mark Rogers and Chance Ruffin; LHP James Gillheeney; Cs John Hicks and Manuel Pina; INF Gabriel Noriega; and OF Burt Reynolds to minor league camp. TEXAS RANGERS Designated INF/OF Alex Castellanos for assignment. Agreed to terms with LHP Joe Saunders on a one-year contract. BROOKLYN NETS Signed C Jason Collins to a second 10-day contract. CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Assigned G/F Sergey Karasev to Canton (NBADL). TORONTO RAPTORS Reassigned G Dwight Bucyks to Bakersfield (NBADL). NFL Conditionally reinstated CB Brandon Browner from indefinite suspension. BUFFALO BILLS Signed DB Aaron Williams to a four-year contract extension. CHICAGO BEARS Terminated the contract of P Adam Podlesh. Agreed to terms with DT Jeremiah Ratliff on a two-year contract. CLEVELAND BROWNS Released WRs Davone Bess and Brian Tyms and LB Paul Hazel. MINNESOTA VIKINGS Terminated the contract of TE John Carlson. NEW YORK JETS Claimed CB Johnny Patrick off waivers from the San Diego Chargers. Agreed to terms with CB Ellis Lankster and CB Darrin Walls. PITTSBURGH STEELERS Signed S Troy Polamalu and TE Heath Miller to three-year contracts. ANAHEIM DUCKS Traded D Alex Grant to Ottawa for F Andre Petersson. BOSTON BRUINS Claimed D Cory Potter off waivers from Edmonton. BUFFALO SABRES Claimed F Cory Conacher off waivers from Ottawa. Traded D Brayden McNabb, RW Jonathan Parker and 2014 and 2015 second-round draft picks to Los Angeles for Fs Hudson Fasching and Nicolas Deslauriers.

NBA

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Southwest Division
San Antonio Houston Dallas Memphis New Orleans Oklahoma City Portland Minnesota Denver Utah L.A. Clippers Golden State Phoenix Sacramento L.A. Lakers W 44 42 36 34 24 W 46 41 30 26 21 W 42 38 35 22 21 L 16 19 26 26 37 L 15 19 30 34 40 L 20 24 25 39 40 Pct GB .733 .689 2 1/2 .581 9 .567 10 .393 20 1/2 Pct GB .754 .683 4 1/2 .500 15 1/2 .433 19 1/2 .344 25 Pct GB .677 .613 4 .583 6 .361 19 1/2 .344 20 1/2

Metropolitan Division

NHL
Friday

NFL

Texas A&M offensive tackle Jake Matthews will be the seventh member of his family to play in the NFL if he is drafted as expected in May. He knows his football lineage doesnt hurt him, but hopes that his work as a four-year starter for the Aggies is what really wows teams looking to pick him. Matthews, the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews, did position drills at A&Ms pro day on Wednesday. Afterward, he met with officials from the St. Louis Rams, who have the second overall pick in the draft. Johnny Manziel attended the event, but did not work out. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner is scheduled to throw for scouts on March 27.

Matthews looks to continue family tradition in NFL

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Northwest Division

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
St. Louis Chicago Colorado Minnesota Dallas Winnipeg Nashville Anaheim San Jose Los Angeles Phoenix Vancouver Calgary Edmonton GP W 61 41 63 36 62 40 62 34 62 29 63 30 62 26 GP W 62 43 63 39 63 35 62 28 64 28 61 23 63 21 L 14 13 17 21 23 26 26 L 14 17 22 23 26 31 34 OT Pts 6 88 14 86 5 85 7 75 10 68 7 67 10 62 OT Pts 5 91 7 85 6 76 11 67 10 66 7 53 8 50 GF 204 215 192 153 175 176 151 GF 202 190 152 170 150 141 157 GA 141 170 166 150 175 181 188 GA 150 154 134 180 167 185 206

NBA

Pacific Division

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Pacific Division

NFL

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Tuesdays Games
Golden State 98, Indiana 96 San Antonio 122, Cleveland 101 Houston 106, Miami 103 Oklahoma City 125, Philadelphia 92 L.A. Clippers 104, Phoenix 96 New Orleans 132, L.A. Lakers 125

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

MLS

6 p.m. ESPN2 Kent St. at Akron 6:30 p.m. ESPNU Ohio Valley Conference, semifinal, teams TBD, at Nashville, Tenn. NBCSN Harvard at Yale 8:30 p.m. ESPNU Ohio Valley Conference, semifinal, teams TBD, at Nashville, Tenn. 6 p.m. ESPN Memphis at Chicago 8:30 p.m. ESPN Indiana at Houston

MENS COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Tuesdays Games
Boston 4, Florida 1 New Jersey 4, Detroit 3 Columbus 4, Dallas 2 Colorado 4, Chicago 2 St. Louis 4, Tampa Bay 2 Pittsburgh 3, Nashville 1 N.Y. Islanders 3, Winnipeg 2, OT Phoenix 1, Vancouver 0 Edmonton 3, Ottawa 2 Carolina 3, San Jose 2, OT

Wednesdays Games
Houston 101, Orlando 89 Washington 104, Utah 91 Charlotte 109, Indiana 87 Brooklyn 103, Memphis 94 Golden State 108, Boston 88 Chicago 105, Detroit 94 Denver 115, Dallas 110 New York 118, Minnesota 106 Sacramento 116, Milwaukee 102 Atlanta at Portland, late

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Irish striker Robbie Keane has agreed to a multiyear contract extension to stay with the LA Galaxy. The Galaxy didnt release terms of the deal announced Wednesday. Keane has been one of Major League Soccers top scorers since moving to Southern California in August 2011. He has contributed 34 goals and 21 assists in just 55 MLS appearances while helping the Galaxy to win back-to-back league championships in 2011 and 2012. The 33-year-old Keane has been a member of MLS Top XI in each of the past two years. He had 16 goals and 11 assists in 23 appearances last season. The Galaxy also signed Landon Donovan to a lengthy contract extension last year. Their third designated player, defender Omar Gonzalez, is signed for the next three seasons.

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CHICAGO Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is exploring whether to add thousands of seats to Soldier Field. The preliminary proposal would add 5,000 seats. The stadium thats home to the Chicago Bears has a capacity of 61,500 people for football games and 63,500 for other events. Emanuel tells the Chicago Sun-Times the lack of seating hurts efforts to attract high-profile events. He has made it clear in recent years that he would like to see a Super Bowl in Chicago even though there are two big hurdles standing in the way the size of the stadium and the brutal winters. The proposed expansion would still leave Soldier Field short of the leagues 70,000 capacity requirement, and unless Chicago builds a dome or retractable roof, theres not much it can do about the weather. The league generally holds the Super Bowl in a warm city or a covered facility, although it made an exception this year with the game at the 82,500-seat MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Olympic champion womens goalie Shannon Szabados took the ice with the Edmonton Oilers at practice Wednesday. The Team Canada goalie filled in at practice for the National Hockey League while the Oilers waited for Viktor Fasth to arrive after a trade with Anaheim. Szabados got the invite last night after fans on Twitter tried to convince the team to put her on the roster as backup goalie for its game against Ottawa. Szabados says she was thrilled by the social media campaign and the Oilers players welcomed her at practice.

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SURPRISE, Ariz. Kansas City Royals right-hander Luke Hochevar likely will miss at least the first two months of the season because of a sprained ligament in his right elbow. Hochevar, the first pick in the 2006 amateur draft, got hurt Monday while pitching to Matt Davidson, his final batter during a two-inning outing against the Chicago White Sox. The sprain was revealed in an MRI taken Tuesday. Manager Ned Yost said Wednesday that Hochevar wont throw for two-to-three weeks and probably the best-case scenario would be a return at the end of May or early June. His second-to-the-last pitch against the White Sox he felt a twinge in his elbow, Yost said. He ended up throwing a cutter to strike the guy out. He felt OK

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. Kansas had the chance during a lackluster regular season to pull off upset wins over both of the Big 12 co-champions. In the end, turnovers cost the Jayhawks at No. 7 West Virginia. Bria Holmes scored 16 points to lead No. 7 West Virginia to a 67-60 victory over Kansas on Tuesday night. The Mountaineers will share the regular-season championship with No. 9 Baylor, which defeated Iowa State 70-54 later Tuesday for a piece of its fourth consecutive conference title. The Jayhawks did their best to spoil West Virginias party but couldnt overcome a 13-point deficit in the second half. Kansas lost its fifth straight game. They really did a nice job defensively and (when) we turned it over, they scored, said Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson. I thought our kids battled. West Virginia forced 17 turnovers and outrebounded Kansas 45-39. Bench scoring made the difference with West Virginia holding a 25-8 advantage. For now, the highlight of Kansas season is a 76-60 win over Baylor on Jan. 19. But theres still work to be done. Kansas plays Kansas State in the first round of the conference tournament Friday in Oklahoma City. The winner gets Baylor in the second round. Regardless of how the conference tourney ends up, Henrickson expects West Virginia to make a deep run in the NCAA tournament. I mean, who has had the best depth in the league but them? she said. Their depth is really impressive. After years of being perennial also-rans in the Big East and last year in their inaugural season in the Big 12, the Mountaineers have that coveted title. To win the Big 12 in the second year is great, coach Mike Carey said. We struggled but we played well enough to win. West Virginias players gathered arm-in-arm after the game and joined fans in singing John Denvers Country Roads, the schools unofficial anthem. A trophy presentation was held and the players took turns cutting down the nets. Based on a tiebreaker, Baylor earned the top seed for the league tournament and West Virginia gets the second seed. Both will have first-round byes. Carey said he normally mentions the next opponent during his postgame talk to his players. Not this time. I just said Lets enjoy this, and I gave them one day off and well come back Thursday, Carey said. The title for West Virginia (27-3, 16-2 Big 12) is its first since 1991-92 when it was in the Atlantic 10. West Virginias 27 regular-season wins broke the school record of 26 set in 2009-10. That year was the closest Carey came to a conference title, finishing second to UConn in the Big East. The Mountaineers earned this seasons title shot after beating Baylor 71-69 on Sunday. A lot of tears, a lot of sweat, said West Virginias Asya Bussie. It feels really good. This is something that weve always wanted, all throughout our careers. Its a good feeling finally achieving this goal.

coming in, but the next day it was real stiff and sore. Hochevar was 5-2 with a 1.92 ERA and two saves in 58 relief appearances last year. He is earning $5.21 million and is eligible for free agency after the season. He was sidelined from mid-June until mid-September in 2010 because of a sprained elbow and made only 17 starts and one relief appearance that year. We were a little nervous that it could have been worse, Yost said. We think we got as good a report as wed hoped for coming back. But, again, you really wont know until three weeks to see exactly where were at. Hochevar was a candidate for the final rotation slot this season. Yost said Wade Davis, Danny Duffy and rookie Yordano Ventura are realistically fighting for that spot and Hochevar would pitch from the bullpen when he returns.

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NEW YORK An NCAA rules committee has tabled a proposal to penalize college football offenses for snapping the ball before 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock, The Associated Press has learned. After a conference call by the football rules committee, it was agreed the so-called 10-second rule would not be given to the playing rules oversight panel on Thursday for approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision who spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because an official announcement had not been made. ESPN and USA Today first reported the proposal had been shelved. The rule, touted as move to protect players by slowing down the fast-break offenses so prevalent now in college football, infuriated many coaches. Auburns Gus Malzahn, Arizonas Rich Rodriguez and Texas Techs Kliff Kingsbury were among the critics who said there was no proof that up-tempo offenses increased the risk of injuries. Rodriguez and Arizona went to so far as to make a video spoof of the movie Speed

Kansas Asia Boyd drives to the basket against West Virginia, Tuesday, in Morgantown, W.Va.
Bussie and Crystal Caldwell added 14 points apiece for the Mountaineers, who are riding a 10-game winning streak. CeCe Harper scored 19 points and Natalie Knight added 17 for Kansas (12-18, 5-13). Kansas took its only lead of the second half, 36-34, on a drive by Bunny Williams with 17:10 left. Bussie then scored six points during a 14-4 run, and she later made a free throw to give the Mountaineers their largest lead, 62-49, with 3:54 remaining. Kansas reeled off six straight points, with Natalie Knights 3-pointer pulling the Jayhawks within 63-58 with 1:59 left. But Kansas ran out of chances. Bussie ripped a rebound from Harper underneath the West Virginia basket, and Holmes eventually made a layup with 1:19 remaining to push the lead to seven. West Virginia put itself in position for the crown after beating Baylor 71-69 Sunday to move into a first-place tie. Before tipoff, West Virginia honored Bussie, Caldwell and three other seniors playing in their final home game, while highlights of the Baylor win, including Averee Fields go-ahead layup with 12 seconds left, were shown on the video board. All five seniors started, although Brooke Hampton, who is recovering from a knee injury, was taken out of the game right after the opening tip. I really mean what I say about these seniors. Theyre great people, Carey said. They deserve this.

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to get the point across. Lets not distort the facts because of your personal agenda, Rodriguez says in the YouTube clip. The rule called for penalizing offenses 5 yards for snapping the ball before 10 seconds had run off the play clock. Arkansas coach Bret Bielema and Alabamas Nick Saban were not on the committee but did push for changes to control the ever-quickening pace of play both run slower, prostyle offenses and the proposal was passed by the rules committee on Feb. 12. What followed was three weeks of heated debate among college football fans and coaches about the evolution of football. An ESPN survey of the 128 FBS coaches published last week found only 25 supported the proposal and 93 were opposed. The proposal caught many coaches by surprise because this is non-change year for NCAA rules. But exceptions could be made for rules related to player safety. Supporters said they were concerned about the increased number of plays in games and that fatigued defensive players could not be taken off the field when offenses were rushing to the line of scrimmage right after the ball was spotted by officials.

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LARNACA, Cyprus On a night that gave a small contingent of Ukrainian fans an opportunity to wave their flags and unite amid a political crisis back home, their national soccer team eased past the United States 2-0 Wednesday in an exhibition game shifted from Kharkiv to a Mediterranean island nation 600 miles to the south. Andriy Yarmolenko scored in the 12th minute and Marco Devic in the 68th as Ukraine exposed the shaky American central defense of Oguchi Onyewu and Anthony Brooks. Ukraines players linked arms on shoulders during their national anthem of their nation, which has been disrupted by political protests followed by Russias military intervention. Players in both starting lineups bowed their heads as they stood on the field before the game for a moment of silence for the victims of violence in Ukraine. The crowd at Papadopoulos Stadium, which has a capacity of about 10.000, was so small that players could be heard talking with each other during the game. Ukrainian fans sang their nations anthem in the final moments. The match marked the last chance for American coach Jurgen Klinsmann to evaluate his Europe-based players before he chooses his 23-man World Cup ros-

ter in mid-May. He will use players mostly from Major League Soccer for an April 2 exhibition against Mexico at Glendale, Ariz. Onyewus only prior international appearances since June 2012 were last July 5 in exhibition against Guatemala and in a CONCACAF Gold Cup match against Cuba eight days later. A member of the 2010 World Cup roster, the 31-year-old signed with Sheffield Wednesday in January after failing to appear in any games for Queens Park Rangers during the first half of the season in the second-tier English League Championship. He was paired in central defense with Brooks, a 21-year-old with Hertha Berlin who showed his inexperience. Ukraine dominated the first half and went ahead when the U.S. defense failed on an attempted offside trap. Yevhen Konoplyanka sent a looping pass from just before the midfield stripe to Denys Harmash, who split Onyewu and Brooks and trapped the ball at the top of the penalty area. Howard blocked his shot, but Harmash picked up the rebound and squared the ball to Yarmolenko, his Dynamo Kiev teammate. He scored past Brooks into a virtually open net with a left-footed shot from 6 yards for his 15th international goal. The U.S. showed more spark at the start of the second half, and Jozy Altidore put an open header

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over the crossbar following a cross from Geoff Cameron. But Devic scored after outrunning Fabian Johnson onto a headed pass from Roman Bezus inside the midfield circle and cutting the ball back to his left foot. Playing a day before his 35th birthday, Howard blocked the initial shot with a sprawling save, but Devic latched onto the rebound and slid the ball between Johnson and Brooks with a left-footed shot from 15 yards. Playing 99 days before the World Cup opens in Brazil, the U.S. wore its new Nike jerseys with collars that resemble polo shirts. The Americans changed all 11 starters from the 2-0 win over South Korea on Feb. 1 at Carson, Calif. The U.S. plans to announce details Thursday of its final home exhibitions before the World Cup. The Americans likely will play May 27 on the West Coast, then at Harrison, N.J., on June 1 and at Jacksonville, Fla., on June 7. The Americans play their World Cup opener against Ghana on June 16, face Cristiano Ronaldos Portugal six days later and close the group stage against Germany on June 26. At 18th, Ukraine is the highest-ranking nation that failed to qualify for the 32-team World Cup. It was eliminated by France last November in a two-leg playoff, winning the opener 2-0 in Kiev but losing 3-0 in Paris.

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Ive said before I like it here, he said. I like the city and I like the team and like where this organization is going. Obviously if they want to do something then Im up for listening. But right now Im just really focused on what Im doing here in spring training and getting ready. TRAINERS ROOM Royals: Kansas City has shut down right-hander Luke Hochevar for at least the next three weeks after he sprained his right elbow Monday in his next-to-last pitch against the Chicago White Sox. Hochevar, who was vying for a spot in the rotation, doesnt expect to be throwing in games before the end of May. Diamondbacks: Arizonas Bronson Arroyo was scratched from his scheduled start against the Padres on Tuesday with a sore back. Gibson said he didnt know the extent of the problem or when Arroyo would be back on the mound. The 37-year-old right-hander never has been on the disabled list in his pro career. He signed a two-year, $23.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks a month ago.

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT Case No. 13CV276 Court Number: 1 Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60 Branch Banking and Trust Company Plaintiff, vs. Andre Barett Spivey and Joscelyn Patriece Spivey, et al. Defendants. Notice Of Sale Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued to me by the Clerk of the District Court of Geary County, Kansas, the undersigned Sheriff of Geary County, Kansas, will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Front Door of the Courthouse at Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, on April 2, 2014, at 10:00 AM, the following real estate: Lot Twelve (12), Block Six (6), Northwest Addition to Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, commonly known as 1024 West 10th Street, Junction City, KS 66441 (the Property) to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case. The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. For more information, visit www.Southlaw.com Tony Wolf, Sheriff Geary County, Kansas Prepared By: South & Associates, P.C. Brian R. Hazel (KS # 21804) 6363 College Blvd., Suite 100 Overland Park, KS 66211 (913)663-7600 (913)663-7899 (Fax) Attorneys For Plaintiff (117456) A1345 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 2014

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF GEARY COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of LARRY WILLIAM PAQUETTE, Deceased Case No. 14-PR-7 NOTICE OF HEARING AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on February 25, 2014, a petition was filed in this Court by Central National Bank, executor named in the Last Will and Testament, dated September 13, 2013, of Larry William Paquette, deceased, praying the Will filed with the Petition be admitted to probate and record; Petitioner be appointed as executor, without bond; and Petitioner be granted Letters Testamentary. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before March 17, 2014, at 1:30 oclock p.m. in the District Court, Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Central National Bank By: Victor A. Davis, Jr., #07399 Weary Davis, L.C. 819 Washington St. Junction City, KS 66441 785-762-2210 Attorneys for Petitioner A1328 02/27, 03/06, 03/13/14

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Location: Junction City / Manhattan, KS Salary Range: Competitive Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt Employment Type: Full Time Department: Information Systems Description: Serves as on-site, IT Coordinator, of various communications (telecommunication and/or data) systems involving both multiple-site and internal central oce systems (installation, setup, and repair of clinic network components). Coordinates( with guidance from COO) the addition, moves, changes, and deletions involved with switches, cabling, cross connects, and voice mail system. This position will work with IT vendors on network health, data backup and special projects. This may include but is not limited to: 1. Provide general computer support for Medical Clinic and Dental information systems. 2. Maintain workstations for users - installing, debugging and repairing hardware issues. 3. Assist users in accessing and understanding their software and computer environment. 4. Key focus on supporting remote users from both a physical and virtual perspective. Qualications: Demonstrated professional experience in computer systems. Understanding of Microsoft desktop and server operating systems. Ability to learn new software and technologies. Professional training in Microsoft software preferred. Excellent communication and customer skills. To apply, send your resume to: mdolan@konzaprairiechc.com or mail to Michael J. Dolan Chief Operations Ocer Konza Prairie Community Health Center 361 Grant Ave Junction City, KS 66441

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Husband too close to his mother?


Dear Annie: I have been married to a special man for 23 years. The problem is, he has too close of a relationship with his mother. It doesnt allow the two of us to have any adult space. We didnt entirely get along under one roof because he would say critical and hurtful things to me. About 10 years ago, I moved down the road into my own space. Since then, we have gotten along better and are much kinder to each other. The problem, however, is my mother-in-law. She insists on calling my husband and talking for several hours every Sunday. I used to talk to her, too, but grew bored with it because I had nothing to say after 20 minutes. He loves small talk. I wanted time for the two of us to have an occasional weekend alone, but he always had this obligatory hourslong phone call. I decided to tolerate this and took a Sunday job so Id keep busy. But gradually, the calls encroached on the rest of our week. Every time we took a trip together, shed call multiple times while he was driving to be certain he hadnt crashed. She somehow manages to call every time we are intimate. And of course, the real problem is that my husband answers these calls or lets the answering machine pick them up so we can hear her message. She is amazingly loud. How am I supposed to be passionate when I can hear her booming voice in the background? Annie, Ive tried everything. I asked him to phone her before my visits so we could have some time alone. Ive asked him to let her know we need time to ourselves. But Im worn out. Ive stopped asking. I rarely visit him these days. My father-in-law was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. Am I being small-minded now that she has real worries and fears? Phoenix Dear Phoenix: The fact that your mother-in-law is going through some difficult times means you should be kind and considerate, even helpful when possible, but not a doormat. If you could periodically phone or visit her to see how shes doing, or offer to bring groceries or stay with her husband so she can have a break, those would be kind gestures. But your husband has chosen not to limit his mothers phone calls even though it interferes with his relationship with you.

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That is unlikely to change, especially now. Dear Annie: I do not have a dishwasher. I wash all of my dishes and silverware by hand. I place my silverware in the dish drain rack with the handles down and the eating end up. I think it makes sense that the water drains away from the eating end, making it more sanitary. And the bottom of the drain can accumulate all kinds of detritus. Why would I want my fork tines in that? My friend disagrees and says it should be the other way around so that you dont catch your hand on a knife while emptying the dish rack. What do you say? Em from Indy Dear Em: Were with you when it comes to forks, spoons and butter knives, but sharp knives should be placed facing down in order to avoid injury. Dear Annie: This is in response to Less Generous. I, too, consider myself thoughtful and generous. For years I sent cards, gifts, photos, etc., for every occasion. My efforts seemed to go unappreciated, so I stopped. I now focus on the people who do respond to my efforts, and I cultivate those relationships. I am teaching my 7-yearold daughter to write thankyou notes. She says, Do I have to? I say, Yes. If someone made the effort to think of you, then you need to acknowledge their effort. I hope it sticks. Still Generous

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SPORTS GIRLS
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AKia Fain went on a minirun of their own. First, Dixon drove hard to the lane. Her shot fell through despite contact and she hit her free throw. Then, Fain made a pair of drives to bring Junction City within six, 15-9 after the first quarter. Fain finished the day leading her team with 12 points. At the outset of the second quarter, Kamm responded to a Washburn Rural bucket with one of her own in traffic. Kamm was fouled on the play and converted her attempt from the charity stripe to bring her team to the high water mark of 17-12 for the night. But as the quarter wore on, Washburn Rural regained its double-digit lead at the half, 27-17. And the Blue Jays couldnt reverse the tide in the third quarter. Rural extended its lead to 14, 31-17 before Junction City mounted any kind of response. One of the things we talked about (at halftime) is trying to get some stops right off the bat, Parks said. And we start off not getting good shots and they make a few and 14 points looks a lot different than 10 and I think that was where, as far as mentally, we started to struggle a little bit and then we started to struggle from there. In the second half, Fain knocked down a pair of 3-pointers but the gap between the two teams was too wide. Junction City did end the game on a 4-0 run after Kamm knocked down a jumper and then Dixon stole the ball on the next possession and made the layup. The game concluded the Junction City careers of Kamm and Bre Waterman, who scored two points in the contest. Parks said he was proud of the leadership his seniors brought during the transition process in his first year as the head coach. They really were our anchors, our leaders, he said. I couldnt be more proud of them to fight all the way through the season. It wouldve been very easy for them to put their heads down but they definitely held their heads high and fought all the way through. Parks said he plans on running more camps this offseason so his team can improve in the offseason to maximize its in-season performance. We need to learn how to score and learn how to defend and thats something that I cant teach in the three months Im with them, its something that has to happen all year long, he said. And its something a lot of people have bought into so Im going to do all that I can to make our individual skills stronger so that when the time comes next year, were stronger as a team.

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theyre deep and athletic, but so are we, were going to have to play our best game. But Battle believes his front-court rotation consisting of Semaj Johnson, Jordan Lawrence, JaMale Morrow and Denshon Fears can compete with any team in the state. The Jays will take on the Buffaloes in a smaller, more intimate setting. So Battle had his team practice a few days in the schools Fife gym to get a better feel for what the atmosphere could be like. Its hard to gage the atmosphere, he said. It could be absolutely nuts or it could be nobody in the gym, you just dont know. Its traditional, its small, its cramped. After overcoming an extended losing streak in the middle of the season, the Blue Jays have started to come into their own over the past few weeks. Players have fallen into their roles

and the rotation has expanded to include younger players who are now able to contribute valuable minutes. The Jays have multiple options both on the perimeter and on the inside who can provide the spark when needed. I feel very good about how were playing and our execution has been better in the half court with how were playing, Battle said. I just want us to play like weve practiced because weve had some really good practices this week, this year. Battle isnt concerned about the difference in records between his team and its opponents. He knows at this point, every team is two wins away from state and one loss away from the season coming to an end. We have some really competitive kids, he said. Were at that time of the season where theres a sense of urgency, people have it in the back of their minds that it could end. And weve had a lot of fun this year, we really dont want it to end, certainly dont want it to end.

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ing team, Samantha Goudey and Casey Holmes, also qualified for the state meet as individuals. Each will try to find their way into the top-20 for an individual medal when the girls hit the lanes in the later sessions. The boys team feels strongly about its depth, knowing at any moment that any one of them can break off and roll an excellent game or series. This time around, Quicksall doesnt intend to return to Junction City empty-handed. I want to place, I want a medal, he said. I want some bling. As a team, we need some bling. Im looking forward to it a lot, to see how were going to handle it.

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Kansas coach Bill Self speaks to the crowd in Allen Fieldhouse following a win against Texas Tech in Lawrence, Wednesday.

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(13-17, 5-12), who trailed by 20 points at halftime and never threatened down the stretch in losing their sixth straight game. We didnt do a good job of executing, Gotcher said. The lopsided victory allowed Kansas to celebrate its latest conference title in style. The Jayhawks backed into the outright championship despite a loss last weekend at Oklahoma State, and Self was so disheartened by the performance that he ordered the title T-shirts and hats waiting in the locker room to remain in their boxes. His decision was criticized in some circles, but Self defended it in a news conference Tuesday. They were finally brought out moments after the final buzzer Wednesday, along with a series of tables at midcourt that held up the Jayhawks 10 straight Big 12 title trophies. Self also made sure that senior night at Kansas focused on the seniors, which is why Black started alongside classmates Niko Roberts and Justin Wesley two rarely used role players. Still, the packed crowd was keenly aware that it was probably the last time Wiggins would step on the Phogs court, too. The fans roared at every basket made by the star forward, who has already made it clear that he plans to enter the NBA draft this summer. Weve been able to recruit some guys that will probably never get to a senior night, and we should

be happy to have those guys, Self told the crowd after the game. So one last time, lets give the entire team a loud ovation and thank them for their efforts. All the positive vibes made it easy to forget that the Jayhawks were playing without Embiid, their talented 7-foot freshman, whom Self decided to sit the rest of the regular season because of a lower back strain. Its the same injury that caused Embiid to miss a game against TCU earlier in the season, though Self is hopeful he will be back for the Big 12 tournament. Didnt you guys think Joel looked great in his suit tonight? Self asked the crowd. But Jo, listen, everybody thinks you look much better in a uniform. Without the big man patrolling the paint, it was up to Black to leave his mark. The graduate transfer dominated the overmatched Red Raiders in the paint, scoring just about all his baskets at the rim. The highlight came in the midst of a 17-4 run to end the first half, when Black caught an alley-oop pass from Tharpe and slammed it home. By the time Conner Frankamp buried a 3-pointer and Frank Mason added a free throw in the final seconds, the lead had swelled to 39-19 and Kansas was well on its way. The second half was merely an excuse for another sellout crowd, this one including 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Packers coach Mike McCarthy, to enjoy a rollicking party.

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