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T HURSDAY
VOLUME 16, N UMBER 60
T HURSDAY, J ANUARY 24, 2008
W INNER OF THE K ANSAS G AS S ERVICE
E XCELLENCE I N E DITORIAL W RITING
2006 K ANSAS P ROFESSIONAL
C OMMUNICATORS P HOTO E SSAY AWARD
2006 K ANSAS P ROFESSIONAL
C OMMUNICATORS E DITORIAL AWARD
Understanding The
Fight Over HyVee
By Jon A. Brake
That’s
The
Brake’s
Give Her A Break
Two weeks ago Friday was just
like any other day at the Brake
home. I was in the office working on
the paper and Linda was working on
the house. (She) has been remodeling the stone A-frame house in our
hometown of Blue Rapids for the
past year-and-a-half.
Linda came into the office talking
about air coming in around the front
door and she had plans of fixing the
problem.
A few minutes later I heard a loud
crash. I could feel the pain just from
her screams.
When I got to her she was completely in control, although deep in
pain, she said she could not move
her feet or legs and that her left wrist
was broken.
I cannot describe what happened
next. Let’s just say she was gone and
not responding to me. I called 911,
between trying to wake Linda from
the dead and talking to the dispatcher it did not come out too clear.
The dispatcher put two and two
together and said she was sending an
ambulance.
I then called Linda’s sister
Virginia, who lives down the street.
And did the same thing. She didn’t
know who it was or what was going
on. Three minutes later I called back
and very slowly I said “Virginia, this
is Jon, Linda has fallen, come up”
and they did.
I was holding Linda’s head and
taking control like a manly-man
when Linda said, “stop that, I’m
going to be alright.” She then told
me that she wanted to go to the
Manhattan Hospital and wanted Dr.
Hinkin. And she wanted to go to
Manhattan by ambulance not by air.
And then she said, “I’ll never get this
house done.”
It wasn’t my finest hour or five
minutes but it is all that I could do.
By the time that Virginia, Harold and
the ambulance got there Linda was
able to move her feet but did not try
to move her back because she knew
it was bad.
When Linda fell she broke her
back and her left wrist.
We are very, very lucky. The
break was on the inside of “T12”,
they are hoping it will grow back
together on it’s own. It is next to the
spinal cord and cannot be free to
move around.
Now she is home but not liking
the fact that she needs help to do
almost everything. Linda has a walker and is improving every day. The
Doctor said Linda would need to
wear her plastic body armor for three
months.
Today, we go in to see Dr. Jones
(Hinkin was not on call that day) and
we hope to chuck the walker for a
cane.
I have purchased Linda an old
kitchen chair that is in the window in
the living room. It has no legs. The
idea is if we need to get on a chair
we are to use that one.
The next time you need to fix
something, go to the basement and
get the stepladder. I know we will.
Please, no flowers but you can
contact Linda at:
[email protected]
Editorial
By Jon A. Brake
Yes, it is over. The large lady with the spear
came out on stage and hit the high note.
Why did so many people came to the fight?
Why were they so passionate?
Here is what the City staff said about the first
meeting on Downtown Redevelopment: “The first
public meeting was held October 30, 2003, for the
Downtown Redevelopment Master Planning
process. The developer and design team presented
storyboards to the community at a participatory
workshop. Citizens, stakeholders, Downtown
Redevelopment Steering Committee members, and
property owners participated in the workshop by
placing green dots on the photos within the storyboards they preferred in the following categories:
housing, streetscapes, awnings, and storefronts.”
The Free Press attended most of the Steering
Committee meetings for the next three months.
Over and over committee members voiced their
concerns about a “big box” store being the anchor
for the redevelopment. Over and over City Staff
and consultants agreed “No Big Box Stores.”
As late as August 2006 Canyon Research
Southwest, Inc. used this table at right to show the
buildings and the Retail Square Footage. This
report was given to the City Commission and sent
to the State of Kansas to get the $50 million in
STAR Bonds.
The two largest stores in the table are Building
A with 30,000 sq. ft. and Building L with 34,000
sq. ft.
In mid-2007 things changed when it was
thought that Kohl's Department Store was coming to the project. The Free Press notes taken in a
phone interview with City Staff shows the Kohl's
Store with 60,000 sq. ft.
All of the contracts between the City and Dial
Realty were finished in February 2007. Even at
that date it was clear that Dial was having problems in securing the leases needed to finish the
project.
Agreements were changed without City
Commission approval. Dial had purchased the
Steel and Pipe land and that was to be their contribution to the North Development.
Other agreements were change with City
Commission approval. Staff had projected that
Dial was taking all of the risk but then it was
changed to where the City was to take the risk.
Dial was to purchase the properties in the South
District but the Commissioners were told that
Dial could not finance the South end and the City
had to take over.
That is when HyVee came in to save the day
for the City Staff and Dial but they wanted or
need more than 60,000 sq. ft.
That is why people fought City Hall knowing
they would not win.
Well, not until the next City election.
W INNER OF THE K ANSAS P RESS
A SSOCIATION A DVERTISING AWARD
Retail Space Conference Hotel Parking Housing
Sq. Ft.
Space
Rooms Spaces
Units
Project Component
North Area
Building A – Junior Anchor
Building B – Out Parcel (Restaurant)
Building C – Out Parcel (Restaurant)
Building D – Small Shops
Building E – Out Parcel (Restaurant)
Building F – Junior Anchor
Building G – Junior Anchor
Building H – Junior Anchor
Building I - Small Shops
Building J – Junior Anchor
Building K – Junior Anchor
Building L - Junior Anchor
Building M – Out Parcel (Restaurant)
Building N - Small Shops
Building O - Out Parcel (Restaurant)
Residential
North District Totals
30,000
5,900
6,500
4,800
6,400
23,000
12,000
19,000
9,000
18,000
18,000
34,000
7,000
12,000
6,000
200
200
211,600
South Area
Flint Hills Discovery Center
Hotel
Conference Center
Movie Theatre
Restaurants
Retail Shops
Parking Structure
Residential
South District Totals
Grand Totals
13,000
120
30,000
40,000
12,000
12,000
400
77,000
30,000
120
400
24
24
288,600
30,000
120
400
224
City To Close On South Redevelopment District Properties January 31
The City of Manhattan will purchase all of the land in the South Development District from the
people and companies listed below on January 31. The City owns four properties that were
taken by eminent domain. Two properties that were condemned and are now owned by the City
but the amounts awarded by the District Court are being appealed. Art Craft Printers were
awarded $166,260 and Manhattan Ice and Cold Storage, Inc. received $3,200,000 but have
appealed. Two other properties received the District Court Award and then the City made a settlement with them rather than go back into court for the appeal. Dean Conkwright was awarded $331,250 and then settled for $475,000. Bernard Garibay received $150,000 from the Court
Order but settled for $249,125.75.
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters, Inc.,
f/k/a/ Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Manhattan, Inc.,
The Manhattan Optimist Foundation, Inc.
and Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, Inc.
3/26/2007 301/305 S. 4th Street
Norman R. Michal and Charlotte A. Michal,
husband and wife
5/15/2007 315 S. 4th Street
Duane A. Miller, Jr. and Deborah J. Miller,
husband and wife
12/6/2006 331 S. 4th Street
Richard M. Haynie and Bella Haynie,
husband and wife and R.M. Haynie
and Associates
2/20/2007 308 Yuma
$ 265,000
Fraternal Investors, L.L.C.
3/14/2007 221 Colorado Street
$ 1,071,000
Ronald Harrison a/k/a Ronald Keith Harrison,
a single person
11/29/2006 301/309 Yuma Street
$ 585,000
$ 568,750
Bobbie Jean Neugent, a single person
3/5/2007 315 Yuma Street
$ 185,000
$ 272,500
Alfred M. Umscheid and Patricia A. Umscheid,
husband and wife
2/21/2007 323 Yuma Street
$ 399,000
$ 102,500
Lyle D. Shepard and Jerilyn R. Shepard,
husband and wife
2/20/2007 325 Yuma Street
$ 155,000
Michael L. LaFebere, a single person
2/20/2007 511 S. 4th Street
$ 125,000
D & R Rentals 3/28/2007 $ 449,338 214 Colorado Street
Laramie Partnership
2/8/2007315 S. 3rd Street
$ 300,000
All Kansas Property, L.L.C. f/k/a
Manhattan Real Estate, L.L.C.
3/12/2007 230 Colorado Street
$ 284,500
Patrick J. Keating, Independent Special trustee
of the Manuel G. Navarro andMarie C. Navarro
Charitable Remainder Unitrust No. 1, dated May 25, 1993
2/11/2007 335 Colorado Street
Davis L. McManis and Arlia J. McManis,
husband and wife
12/6/2006 343 and 347 Colorado Street
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.
2/9/2008 324 Fort Riley Boulevard
$ 7,425,588
proposed $ 1,750,000
SUB TOTAL
$ 310,500
$ 407,500
G. M. Stunkel, a single person
2/23/2007 311, 315, 319, 323, 327 and 331 Colorado Street
$ 985,000
Keystone Development Company
2/20/2007 411 S. 4th Street
SUB TOTAL
$ 9,175,588
Condemnation Properties
Dean Conkwright
301 Colorado
Awarded by District Court $331,250
Settlement
$475,000
Mr. & Mrs. Bernard M. Garibay
211 Colorado
Awarded by District Court $150,000
Settlement
$249,125.75
$ 150,000
Art Craft Printers & Design, Inc.
339 Colorado Awarded by District Court $166,260
Manhattan Building Corp
11/29/2006 320 Yuma Street
$ 407,500
Robert R. Swenson and Telva M. Swenson,
husband and wife
6/19/2007 300 Yuma Street
Manhattan Ice and Cold Storage, Inc.
207 Yuma
Awarded by District Court $3,200,000
$ 402,500
TOTAL
$ 13,265,973
Kansas Profile - Now That’s Rural - Ken McCauley
By Ron Wilson, director, Huck Boyd
National Institute for Rural Development
at Kansas State University.
The President is giving his State of the
Union speech. He speaks about the
importance of ethanol and his vision for
renewable fuels.
One of the people listening in the Old
Executive Office Building near the
White House helped shape those words,
and he has helped shape our nation´s policy on ethanol, energy, and farm policy.
He´s the president of the National Corn
Growers Association and he comes from
rural Kansas. It´s another in our series on
national ag leaders from Kansas.
Ken McCauley is a corn farmer in
northeast Kansas and the 2006-2007
National Corn Growers Association
president.
Ken farms in the very northeast corner
of Kansas, near the town of White Cloud
along the Missouri River. He grew up
near the Doniphan County town of
Leona, population 88 people. Now,
that´s rural.
After attending K-State, Ken came
back to farm with his dad and brothers.
Ken´s family has deep roots in this part
of rural Kansas.
Today, he lives in a remodeled version
of the house which his great-grandfather
built. In fact, his mother was born in the
room which is now Ken´s office.
Ken and his wife Mary and their son
Brad now farm around 4,000 acres of
which three-fourths is corn. Ken first got
involved in corn policy through the
Kansas corn checkoff for research and
promotion and, in 1996, got more
involved at the national level. Another
Kansan, Roger Pine from Lawrence, was
president of the National Corn Growers
Association in 1998. Ken says, "I really
respected the way he did things."
So Ken got involved in NCGA and got
elected to the board. Board members
serve on various committees dealing with
key topics. Ken says, "I served as a committee vice-chair and was going for chair,
but instead I got switched to a different
committee. At the time, I thought that
was a bad thing, but it ended up being
very helpful. I was vice-chair of three
different committees."
On October 1, 2006, Ken became president of the National Corn Growers
Association and then chairman of the
organization.
It was an exciting time to be in the
national leadership of NCGA, with farm
and energy bills pending in Washington.
At one point, Ken was in the nation´s
capital right before the President´s State
of the Union address and he had the
opportunity to sit in on a preview of the
speech. Ken listened to the text of the
speech on renewable fuels and gave the
speechwriter some input on the importance of giving a commitment to ethanol
which would build credibility among
corn farmers. The speechwriter listened
and adjusted the speech. On the following day, Ken heard the President voice
his commitment to ethanol.
The growth of ethanol production has
been a significant factor in boosting corn
prices. It´s worked so well in fact, that
some consumer groups have voiced concern about a food versus fuel conflict.
Ken says, "It´s not food versus fuel,
it´s food and fuel. Corn has doubled in
price but that only added 2 percent to the
price of food.
And corn acreage has gone from 74
million acres to 93 million acres."
Ken also points out the importance of
renewable fuels for the nation´s economy
and the environment. Ken says, "When
you pump a barrel of crude oil, it´s gone.
But when you use ethanol, you know it
comes from a domestic, renewable
source."
He also foresees more products being
made from corn-based, earth-friendly
bioplastics in the future, further reducing
our dependence on foreign oil.
The President´s State of the Union
address has ended and Ken McCauley
joins those applauding his commitment
to ethanol and renewable fuels generally.
As National Corn Growers Association
president, Ken has made a difference by
representing this industry so effectively.
Ken says, "I´ve been lucky, because so
many other people have worked so hard
to get us to this point."
I´m glad to see him as a leader among
all the states in the union.
And there´s more. We´ll meet another
national ag leader from rural Kansas next
week.
LOCAL NEWS
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MANHATTAN FREE PRESS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
K-State Drop Iowa State 80-49
MANHATTAN, Kan. - Marlies
Gipson recorded her fifth doubledouble of the season and Kimberly
Dietz scored a team-high 16 points
as Kansas State ran past Iowa State,
80-49, Wednesday evening at
Bramlage Coliseum.
With the win, Kansas State (13-5,
5-0 Big 12) extended its winning
streak to eight games, the longest
since a nine-game streak last season
and advanced to 5-0 in the Big 12 for
the first time since the 2002-03 season.
Gipson had 13 points and 12
rebounds for her first double-double
since Dec. 29 at Loyla-Marymount.
Shalee Lehning notched her fourth
double-double of the season, scoring
12 points and dishing out 10 assists.
K-State shot 49.2 percent (31-of63), including a blistering 12-for-21
(57.1 percent) from three-point
range. It was the Cats best performance from long distance since shooting 61.9 percent against Rice on Dec.
29, 2006.
Kelsey Bolte led all scorers with
17 points to lead Iowa State (12-6, 14 Big 12), who only managed to
shoot 36 percent (18-of-50) on the
night, including going just 4-of-13
from three-point range.
Kansas State came out firing from
behind three-point range from the
beginning, hitting five of its first
eight shots from behind the arc to
build a 19-4 lead with 11:43 left in
the first half. Not only were the
Wildcats hitting on all cylinders on
offense, but the K-State defense was
just as good on the other end of the
floor as it held Iowa State scoreless
for five minutes and didn’t allow a
Cyclone field goal for nearly seven
minutes to push away from ISU
early in the first half and go into the
lockerrom with a 42-20 advantage.
K-State led by as many as 23 in the
first 20 minutes as it shot 48.4 percent (15-for-31) from the field,
including an impressive 60-percent
clip (6-of-10) from three. Iowa State
only hit 9-of-29 shots in the first half
(31.0 percent) and went just 1-for-7
from behind the arc.
The Wildcats didn’t miss a beat as
they came out of the lockerrom to go
on a 17-0 run in the first six minutes
and held Iowa State scoreless in the
second half until a Shellie Mosman
three-pointer at the 14:02 mark.
The Cats led by as many as 37 in
the second half and and backed up its
stellar shooting in the first half by
nailing on 50 percent (16-of-32) of
their shots in the second frame.
The Wildcats forced 17 Cyclone
turnovers and scored 24 points off
those miscues. The Cats also dominated in bench points, holding a 3214 margin, as all 11 players saw
action and scored.
Kansas State will hit the Big 12
road to face yet another ranked opponent as it takes on No. 14 Oklahoma
State on Sunday, Jan. 27, in
Stillwater, Okla. The game, which is
set to be televised nationally on FSN,
will tip at 1:30 p.m. from GallagherIba Arena.
Cats Get Second Big 12 Road Win
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Michael
Beasley scored 26 of his game-high 29
points in the second half and had 13
rebounds, leading Kansas State to a 7256 victory over Colorado Wednesday
night.
Beasley was 9-for-15 shooting in the
second half. Bill Walker added 18 points
for Kansas State (13-4, 3-0 Big 12)
which won for the fourth straight time.
The Wildcats beat Colorado for the
fourth consecutive time. They hadn't
started out 3-0 in conference play since
the 1987-88 season.
Richard Roby matched a season high
with 27 points. Cory Higgins had 10 for
Colorado (9-9, 1-3), which hurt itself by
hitting only 17-of-31 free throws.
The Buffaloes got within 34-30 after
scoring the first six points of the second
half. But Beasley gave Kansas State
some breathing room, 37-30, with his
first field goal of the game on a two-fisted jam off a steal with 16:20 remaining.
The Wildcats led 45-33 after baskets
by Walker and Beasley and 53-38 after
Beasley's two free throws. Higgins' layup
and a 3-pointer by Xavier Silas cut it to
53-43 with 8:08 to play, but Kansas State
went up 64-47 as Beasley scored nine of
his team's next 11 points.
Foul trouble limited Beasley to 10
minutes and three points in the first half,
but he contributed three free throws in a
15-0 run that put Kansas State up 27-13
with 8:54 left. Roby had eight points the
rest of the half as Colorado reduced the
gap to 34-26 at halftime.
K-State’s Shalee Lehning can also play defense. (Photo by Ben Brake)
KSU Theatre Presents Pulitzeer Prize Drama
Theatre will present Paul Zindel’s
Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Effect of
Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon
Marigolds, February 7-9 and February
13-16 at 7:30 p.m. in Nichols Theatre.
Winner of the 1971 Pulitzer Prize, this
realistic portrayal of the struggles of
young adults still resonates with today’s
audiences.
A bitter and acid-tongued widow,
Beatrice Hunsdorfer wreaks a petty
vengeance on everybody around her
including her teenaged children. One
daughter, Ruth, is a pretty but highly
strung girl subject to convulsions; while
her younger daughter, Tillie, plain and
shy, has an intuitive gift for science.
Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie undertakes a gamma ray experiment with
marigolds that wins a prize at her high
school. Proud and yet jealous, too filled
with her own hurts to accept her daughter’s success, Beatrice can only maim
when she needs to love and deride when
she wants to praise. Called “one of the
lucky blooms; it survives, and is beauti-
ful” by the NY Times.
Charlotte MacFarland, associate professor of theatre, will direct the KSU production with scenic design by Kathy
Voecks, assistant professor of theatre.
Costumes will be designed by Chad
Armstrong, junior in theatre, with lighting design by Eric Voecks, senior in theatre. This production is co-sponsored by
McAlister’s Deli and Pizza Hut.
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Obituaries
Reva Stratton
Wamego- Reva Lavern Stratton,
93, lifetime resident of Louisville,
Kansas passed away Thursday morning January 17, 2008 at Valley Vista
Good Samaritan Center in Wamego.
Born on May 23, 1914 in
Louisville, she was the daughter of
Clifford and Leita (Richey) Taylor.
She attended Louisville schools and
graduated from Louisville High
School in 1931. On April 28, 1934,
she married Owen Charles Stratton
in Wamego, he survives of the home.
Reva was a member of the Lilly
Rebekah Lodge 77 of Louisville, the
Louisville L.A.L. Club, a 4-H Leader
for many years and was a member of
Louisville Methodist Church.
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She is survived by: her husband
Owen of Wamego, KS; her daughters, Carolyn Lonsinger and her husband Ellis of Osborne, KS, and
Donna Eaton and her husband Roger
of Albuquerque, NM; her son,
Raymond Stratton and wife Joyce of
Peoria, IL; her five grandchildren,
and five great grandchildren. She
was preceded in death by her brother
Kenneth Taylor.
Funeral Services for Reva was
10:30 a.m. Monday January 21, at
Stewart Funeral Home of Wamego
with burial following in Louisville
Cemetery. Memorials have been
designated for the Louisville
Methodist Church. Contributions
may be left in care of Stewart
Funeral Home, P.O. Box 48,
Wamego, 66547. Online condolences may be left for the family at
Tickets for the play are available at the
McCain Box Office 11a.m. to 5 p.m. and
also at the K-State Union Little Theatre
Box Office from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
weekdays. To order by phone at (785)
532-6428 during box office hours, or
online at www.ksu.edu/theatre. Tickets
are $8 for student/child, $11 for military
and $13 for the public. Group discounts
are available. Call 532-6878
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HISTORY
Reviewed hedge. Threw over the
fence the remaining wood pile. Mr.
Kroutz Sawed wood (1.00). Made
cages for birds nests. Cleaned out
Cellar. Sawed keg for flowers.
Leach at dinner. Beautiful day!
The Goodnow Diary gives a glimpse into the life of Isaac Goodnow, a
leader in the free-state movement and one of the founders of the town of
Manhattan. He later established the college which became Kansas State
University. A prominent farmer and successful businessman, Goodnow
and his wife, Ellen, built a unique stone farmhouse in the 1860s. Isaac's
and Ellen's interest in education and nature is reflected in the hundreds
of objects they collected.
Visiting Goodnow House Location: 2309 Claflin Road in
Manhattan, Kansas Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Friday
2 - 5 p.m. Saturday - Sunday. Subject to staff availability.
1877
Thursday, April 12, 1877
Worked on hen house. Wrote Gen.
Chase & wrote Chapman station.
Went to Junction City, stopping at
Pacific House.
Friday, April 13, 1877
Went to Manhattan, Dinner at
Prof. Mudge.
Meeting of
Stockholders, 1st Nat[‘]l[.] Bank.
Voted to close up & organize a State
Bank & Riley Co./ Bank. 485 Shares
voted. New officer to be the same as
old ones. Ret[‘]d[.] to Junction with
Prof. Mudge. Wrote R.W. Randall,
G[—-?]
Saturday, April 14, 1877
Up at 4 A.M. Cars for N. Falls.
Breakfast at Emporia Junction.
Home at 10 ¼ A.M. with B.F. Mudge
to spend the Sabbath. Call upon
Goss. Worked on Hen House. Col.
Goss at tea &c.
Sunday, April 15, 1877
A.M. Sermon by Rev. Irwin. Read
in Soldiers letters, &c. & talk with
Prof. B. Mudge. Beautiful day.
Universalist Preaching. Did not go.
Monday, April 16, 1877
Prof. Mudge left this Morn.
Worked on wood with Gorbet. Mrs.
Cooper at dinner. Wrote Ritchie,
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MANHATTAN FREE PRESS - THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 2008
Crowder, Sommers, Fairchild (4
Coupons), J.P. Gulliver.
Mrs.
Cooper at dinner. Got my hooded
Buff Cochin Chinas House from
Capt. Houghanant.
Tuesday, April 17, 1877
Worked on gate & hen House,
A.M. Very Windy! P.M. visit from
Rev. McAnulty & Lefter & wines.
Wednesday, April 18, 1877
Called on Gorbet. Engaged garden to Mr. Lefter to Cuhoate at 2/8 or
¾ of Products, Damp Morning.
Funeral of Mr. Sharitts, A.E. 67 yrs.,
Paralysis. Also Mrs. Harper. Rainy
evening.
Thursday, April 19, 1877
Wrote Emma Allyn, Mr. Clifton,
Geneology of Denison family. Rev.
Mitchell at Dinner on his way to
Quarterly Meeting, Yates Centre.
Fixed up wooden buttons on cellar
window, Bas’n door, &c. R.C.H.
Ritchie, V.P. Wilson. Brought home
2 half-breed hens, Buff Cochin
China!
Friday, April 20, 1877
Burned up rubbish in Barnyard.
Worked on Walk in garden. Cleaned
out the Stables. P.C. S.H. Fairfield.
Saturday, April 21, 1877
Cut up fruit Shrubs in garden.
Saturday, April 28, 1877
Therm. 40°. Sent W.B. Meeker &
Co. Draft on C.B. (Nat[‘]l[.]) N.Y.
for $148.50 for 9 Coupons. Papers
to H.C. Gardner. Split wood.
Painted new gate. Visit with Emma.
Not quite as well as usual. Pleasant
day. Good news from Bank; Bonds
Sold 111 5/8. Read to change to
State Bank. Rain during the night.
Sunday, April 22, 1877
A.M. Sermon Rev McAnulty on
John’s
Baptism.
Eve—on
Temperance. Both good! Read
Herald Globe Nationalist. Wrote
J.M. Howe.
Sunday, April 29, 1877
A.M. Sermon by Rev. Phillips.
Home the rest of the day. Read paper
& in Life of E.T. Taylor. White Frost
last night. Think it did not injure the
fruit. Clear & Cool; prospect of frost
to night.
Sunday, May 6, 1877
A.M. Sermon on Christian
Baptism- Rev. McAnulty; EveningTemperance Meeting VS License!
Speakers
McAnulty,
Phillips-
Monday, April 23, 1877
Garden ploughed by Dr. Lefler.
Trimmed tree Some & fixed up a little. P. Carols, L.R. Elliot, I. Marcy,
C.P. Green. Wrote Geo. S. Chase, J.
Guthrie, S.J. Gilmore, A.S. Johnson.
Went to Emporia & Stopped at
Frank’s. Lizzie better, intend to go
home to Pittsburg.
Monday, April 30, 1877
Wrote Ann R. French. Papers to
W.A. Miller, Mary Wade, H.C.
Gardner, Hattie to Mary Weeks,
Ellen to W. Clift. P.C. to W.H.
Demotte. Papers to C.P. Green.
Wrote S.M. Hassler, A. Reynolds.
Set 2 gate Posts. Read in Father
Taylor’s life.
Tuesday, April 24, 1877
Met Sommers & Ritchie on
University Land business! Got Pass
for Crowder &c. Dinner at Junction.
Emporia, Took Special Car of
Sup[‘]t[.] Garner to N. Falls.
Lieu[‘]t[.]Gov.
Salzer,
Sec’y
Kavanaugh, Auditor Bonebrake,
Att[‘]y[.] Gen[‘]l[.] Davis, Prentice,
Sheldon Hiphl______, Mc Rawsie,
Sommers & others aboard. Pleasant
time. P.C. Crowder.
Tuesday, May 1, 1877
Made a gate to hedge-front of
house. Mr. Lefter planted peas,
Melons, & potatoes. Shook Carpets
& cleaned out Stove pipe, &c. Read
in E.T. Taylor’s life & Prescott.
Wednesday, April 25, 1877
Wrote Crowder & Sent Pass to
Beulah, Kan. Also L.B. Dennis, &
S.H. Fairfield, Sending 3 Coup[‘]s[.]
3823 & 3825, 3826 = $76.50. Sent
Em. N. B. check on Boston 214
Corbin B-g. Co. & Sent for N.Y.
Draft $148.50. Call from P.T.
Rhodes; pd. Him $50 on Subs for
1876. Eve-prayer meeting.
Thursday, April 26, 1877
Made 2 hoops, improved Henhouse, hewed 2 posts (gate). Planted
row of early potatoes. Hattie cleaned
her room. Wrote C.D. Trimble, S.
Silverstone, H.S. Willard. Damp day
with a little rain.
Friday, April 27, 1877
Shook Carpets & fixed up library.
Wrote Solomon Whitney & Sent
L.H. Whitney’s letter.
Wrote
Sommers. Crowder went up the
Road. Read Father Taylor in the
evening instead of going to meeting.
Cold & blowing.
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Called on Mrs.
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That’s All She Wrote
Yogi says, “It ain’t over till it’s
over.” But I think he’s never been to
Manhattan. Folks, downtown redevelopment is all but over, and the
thing will progress as planned without regard to reason or listening to
the folks around town. I’ve been
pondering the similarities of the original plans for this project and comparing them with what appears is
going to happen to see if there is a
difference. I have concluded that
what I thought I heard is not what
they said or as Yogi would say, “Our
similarities are different.”
I had promised myself I was
through making comments about the
project and hope for the best.
However, during a friendly visit this
past weekend I casually asked what
they thought of the final decision by
the Commission. Howdy! You would
have thought I had made a nasty
comment about one of their grandkids! Its not that I haven’t heard
words like that before, but I can’t
repeat them here. So, one more
time...
Two weeks ago the city commission approved Dial’s request for an
amended planned unit development
(PUD) for the north. The vote was 32, with commissioners Jim Sherow
and Bob Strawn voting against the
amendment. That means we’ll have
a new Hy-Vee grocery anchoring that
part of the development; a store that
Dick Miller
will take sales tax dollars from the
city treasury to pay off development
bonds. The resulting hole in the
treasury will have to be filled, most
likely with higher property taxes.
Last Tuesday the commission
authorized $20 million in temporary
financing to purchase property for
the south development. The vote
was 5-0, as Sherow and Strawn obviously believe the City is morally
obligated to buy that property after
those folks negotiated contracts with
Dial under threat of eminent domain.
Now here is a real fence buster.
Seems that Dial will only be paying
$2 million for the north property and
$700 thousand for their 60% piece of
the south. That’s the price the City
negotiated for the properties some
time ago. But get this - the City will
have paid between $20-30 million to
Ann
Coulter
The Elephant
In The Room
Unluckily for McCain, snowstorms in Michigan suppressed the
turnout
among
Democratic
"Independents" who planned to
screw up the Republican primary by
voting for our worst candidate.
Democrats are notoriously unreliable
voters in bad weather. Instead of putting on galoshes and going to the
polls, they sit on their porches waiting for FEMA to rescue them.
In contrast to Michigan's foul
weather, New Hampshire was balmy
on primary day, allowing McCain's
base -- Democrats -- to come out and
vote for him.
Assuming any actual Republicans
are voting for McCain -- or for liberals' new favorite candidate for us,
Mike Huckabee -- this column is for
you.
I've been casually taking swipes at
Mitt Romney for the past year based
on the assumption that, in the end,
Republicans would choose him as
our nominee. My thinking was that
Romney would be our nominee
because he is manifestly the best
candidate.
I had no idea that Republican voters in Iowa and New Hampshire
planned to do absolutely zero
research on the candidates and vote
on the basis of random impulses.
Dear Republicans: Please do onetenth as much research before casting a vote in a presidential election
as you do before buying a new car.
One clue that Romney is our
strongest candidate is the fact that
Democrats keep viciously attacking
him while expressing their deep
respect for Mike Huckabee and John
McCain.
This point was already extensively
covered in Chapter 1 of How to Talk
to a Liberal (If You Must): Never
take advice from your political ene-
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Ann Coulter
mies.
Turn on any cable news show right
now, and you will see Democratic
pundits attacking Romney, calling
him a "flip-flopper," and heaping
praise on McCain and Huckleberry - almost as if they were reading some
sort of "talking points."
Doesn't that raise the tiniest suspicions in any of you? Are you too
busy boning up on Consumer
Reports' reviews of microwave
ovens to spend one day thinking
about who should be the next leader
of the free world? Are you familiar
with our "no exchange/no return"
policy on presidential candidates?
Voting for McCain because he was a
POW a quarter-century ago or
Huckabee because he was a Baptist
preacher is like buying a new car
because you like the color.
The candidate Republicans should
be clamoring for is the one liberals
are feverishly denouncing. That is
Mitt Romney by a landslide.
New York Times columnist Frank
Rich says Romney "is trying to sell
himself as a leader," but he "is actually a follower and a panderer, as
confirmed by his flip-flops on nearly
every issue."
But Rich is in a swoon over
Huckabee. I haven't seen Rich this
excited since they announced
"Hairspray" was coming to
Broadway.
Rich has continued to hyperventilate over "populist" charmer
Huckabee even after it came to light
that Huckabee had called homosexuality an "abomination." Normally,
any aspersions on sodomy or any
favorable mentions of Christianity
would lead to at least a dozen hysterical columns by Frank Rich.
Rich treated Mel Gibson's movie
"The Passion of the Christ" as if it
were a Leni Riefenstahl Nazi propaganda film. (On a whim, I checked to
see if Rich had actually compared
Gibson to Riefenstahl in one of his
many "Passion" reviews and yes, of
course he had.)
Curiously, however, Huckabee's
Christianity doesn't bother Rich. In
column after column, Rich hails
Huckabee as the only legitimate
leader of the Republican Party. This
is like a girl in high school who hates
you telling you your hair looks great.
Liberals claim to be enraged at
acquire that same land! What am I
missing here?
So who makes up the difference? I
guess we do as taxpayers. All the
developments’ property taxes and
sales taxes (both state and local) will
eventually go to pay off development
debt. If that’s not enough to cover it,
look for your property taxes to really
take a hike. Yikes!
With all the fuss we’ve heard from
liberals and conservatives alike over
the Hy-Vee PUD, you wonder who is
ramrodding this outfit. Can’t be the
League of Women Voters or
Downtown Manhattan, Inc. or the
town’s historical interests or my linguistic friends. They fought like the
dickens against Hy-Vee. Definitely
not Sherow or Strawn.
Maybe a gander at who went to the
Chamber’s Leaders’ Retreat this past
week in Kansas City would shed
some light on who are the power brokers. Seems “The Retreat” earlier
generated the questionable Quality
of Life bond and the current economic development sales tax we pay
on everything from food to fertilizer
to be spent on what? I’m not sure.
And at a previous “Retreat” was
where the idea of downtown redevelopment was hatched and got us in the
pickle we’re in today.
So my take is that the balance of
power is skewed in favor of the
Chamber who exercises too much
influence on city hall and 3 of the 5
city commissioners. So if we want
more sanity in city government, we
need to equalize the distribution of
power by electing some truly “independent” city commissioners who
will listen to the people. Like Dr.
Deming said, “Organizations never
change from the inside.”
Romney for being a "flip-flopper."
I've looked and looked, and the only
issue I can find that Romney has
"flipped" on is abortion. When running for office in Massachusetts -- or,
for short, "the Soviet Union" -Romney said that Massachusetts was
a pro-choice state and that he would
not seek to change laws on abortion.
Romney's first race was against
Sen. Teddy Kennedy -- whom he
came closer to beating than any
Republican ever had. If Romney
needed to quote "The Communist
Manifesto" to take out that corpulent
drunk, all men of good will would
owe him a debt of gratitude.
Even when Romney was claiming
to support Roe v. Wade, he won the
endorsement of Massachusetts
Citizens for Life -- a group I trust
more than the editorial board of The
New York Times. Romney's
Democratic opponents always won
the endorsements of the very same
pro-choice groups now attacking him
as a "flip-flopper."
After his term as governor,
NARAL
Pro-Choice America
assailed Romney, saying: "(A)s governor he initially expressed prochoice beliefs but had a generally
anti-choice record. His position on
choice has changed. His position is
now anti-choice."
Pro-abortion groups like the
Republican Majority for Choice -the evil doppelganger to my own
group, Democratic Majority for Life
-- are now running videos attacking
Romney for "flip-flopping" on abortion.
Of all the Republican candidates
for president, Romney and Rudy
Giuliani are the only ones who had to
be elected in pro-choice districts.
Romney governed as a pro-lifer and
has been viciously attacked by proabortion groups.
By contrast, Giuliani cleverly
avoids the heinous "flip-flopper"
label by continuing to embrace babykilling. (Rudy flip-flops only on trivial matters like illegal immigration
and his own marital vows.)
And, of course, Romney is a
Mormon. Even a loser Mormon like
Sen. Harry Reid claims to be prolife. So having a candidate with a
wacky religion isn't all bad.
At worst, Romney will turn out to
be a moderate Republican -- a highIQ, articulate, moral, wildly successful, moderate Republican. Of the top
five Republican candidates for president, Romney is the only one who
hasn't dumped his first wife (as well
as the second, in the case of Giuliani)
-- except Huckabee. And unlike
Huckabee, Romney doesn't have a
son who hanged a dog at summer
camp. So there won't be any intern
issues and there won't be any Billy
Carter issues.
It's also possible that Romney will
turn out to be a conservative
Republican -- at least more conservative than he was as governor of
Massachusetts. Whatever problems
Romney's Mormonism gives voters,
remember: Bill Clinton came in third
in heavily Mormon Utah in 1992.
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Kansas State Wins - Kansas State Wins
MANHATTAN, Kan. – With their seventh-straight win, the Kansas State
Wildcats continued their stronghold on
the Big 12 lead with a 67-60 win over
No. 25 Colorado Saturday night. Four
Wildcats notched double-digit points
while Kimberly Dietz led all with 18. KState improves to 4-0 in the conference
and 12-5 overall, as the Buffaloes drop to
12-5 overall, 1-3 Big 12.
Senior guard Dietz finished the night
going 6-for-13 from the field while providing nine points in three pointers.
Shalee Lehning earned her eighth career
double-double and third of the season as
she put together an 11-point, 11-rebound
effort. The junior from Sublette, Kan.,
controlled the defensive boards with nine
rebounds and dished out eight assists for
Cat offense.
Marlies Gipson and Ashley Sweat
added 14 and 12 points, respectively, for
the Cats that finished with 45.6 percent
shooting. The quick hands of K-State
grabbed 12 steals, tying the season high.
Defensively, Colorado owned the
boards as the Buffs held a 40-27 rebound
advantage on the Wildcats.
The Buffs stormed to an early 12-6
lead in the first 5:30 of the matchup, but
a three-point basket from Kari Kincaid
keyed a shift in momentum. For the next
4:36, the Wildcats’ defense held
Colorado without a single point and
forced a pair of turnovers and two fouls.
In that time, the Cats’ offense went on an
11-0 run to put K-State on top 17-12.
A back-and-forth battle ensued the
remainder of the first half as the Cats and
Buffaloes were tied three times and
changed leads on seven occasions. KState went to the lockerroom with the 3531 lead and had five individuals with five
or more points including seven from each
Lehning and Dietz.
Colorado was able to return to the
court to score the first four points of the
second half and bring the game to a tie.
Down 45-41 with 12:44 on the clock, KState took control after putting together
three-consecutive shots from behind the
three-point arc. With two threes from
Dietz and one from Sweat, K-State
forced a Buff timeout with a 50-45 lead
at 10:57.
KSU was able to feed off of the energy established from the run and maintained an advantage over the visiting
team. The Wildcats captured their largest
lead of the game at 13 with 4:05 remaining.
The Cats will close out their threegame homestand with a battle against
Iowa State on Wed., Jan. 23. Tipoff from
Bramlage Coliseum is scheduled for 7
p.m.
Walker Receives Honors
Marlies Gipson (51) get two points. (Photo by Carolyn Griffitt)
Nelson In Senior Bowl
MOBILE, Ala. – Kansas State’s AllAmerican receiver Jordy Nelson is
among the 100 top senior NFL draft
prospects participating in the 2008 Under
Armour Senior Bowl this week in
Mobile, Alabama.
Nelson reported to Mobile this past
weekend and had his first practice session on Monday afternoon. He will play
on the Under Armour Senior Bowl’s
North squad, which is being coached by
Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin
and his staff.
The players will have one practice per
day during Senior Bowl Week, capped
off by the 59th annual Under Armour
Senior Bowl game on Saturday, January
26. Kickoff is set for 3:00 p.m. in
Mobile’s Ladd-Peebles Stadium and the
contest will be nationally-televised by
the NFL Network.
Fans will also be able to follow the
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hours of Senior Bowl content will air
during the week and one game day. NFL
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shows in primetime. All times are central, and a complete NFL Network Senior
Bowl broadcast schedule is listed at the
bottom of this story.
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performance apparel and rich history on
the gridiron to the Senior Bowl athletes
in what is essentially the first game of
these players' potential NFL careers.
With access to the most technologically
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levels in the week-long practices and
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they prepare for the draft.
The Under Armour Senior Bowl is the
nation’s most unique football game and
football’s premier pre-draft event, annually featuring the country’s best senior
NFL draft prospects on teams representing the North and South that are coached
by the entire coaching staffs from two
National Football League teams. The
Senior Bowl is also attended by over 800
NFL coaches, scouts and other front
office personnel each year.
Over 575 former Senior Bowl players
are currently active in the NFL, and the
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Senior Bowl participant Patrick Willis
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the last ten years.
IRVING, Texas – Freshman forward
Bill Walker earned Phillips 66 Big 12
Rookie of the Week honors for the second time on Monday after scoring 19
points in helping the Wildcats topple a
top-10 opponent for the first time since
2004.
Walker earned his first Big 12 Rookie
of the Week honor on Dec. 10 after averaging 22.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in
games against Notre Dame and
California. He is also the second Kansas
State player to earn Big 12 Rookie of the
Week honors twice this season after fellow freshman Michael Beasley was honored on Nov. 19 and Dec. 26, 2007. In
all, either Beasley or Walker has captured
Player or Rookie of the Week honors six
times this season.
In the Wildcats’ lone game of the
week, Walker posted 19 points on 6-of14 shooting, including 5-of-10 from 3point range, in helping Kansas State earn
a 75-54 win over No. 10 Texas A&M on
Saturday. He also added four rebounds,
three assists, two blocks and two steals in
31 minutes of action. His five 3-point
field goals were a career-high, surpassing
the three against Wagner on Dec. 29,
2007. It was the first win over a top-10
opponent since the Wildcats topped No.
7 Texas, 58-48, on March 4, 2004, while
the 21-point margin was the largest over
a top-10 opponent in school history.
The 19-point effort continued
Walker’s impressive play of late, as he
has been averaging 19.5 points on 50
percent shooting (51-of-102), including
47.1 percent (16-of-34) from 3-point
range, with 6.4 rebounds per game in the
last eight games.
The former high school All-American
is finally healthy after playing in just six
games as a true freshman in 2006-07
before going down with a season-ending
ACL injury against Texas A&M in the
first Big 12 contest. He is second to
Beasley in scoring (16.0 ppg.) and
rebounding (6.3 rpg.), while he is averaging 1.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks
per game in 26.2 minutes per game. He
has now scored in double figures in 15 of
his 20 career games, including 11 of 14
games this season.
Off to its best conference start in more
than 15 seasons, Kansas State (12-4, 2-0
Big 12) hits the road for Boulder, Colo.,
to play Colorado (9-8, 1-2 Big 12) on
Wednesday. Tip is set for 8 p.m. CST
and will be broadcast on ESPNU with
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the call.
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KANSAS STATE SCHEDULE
Men's Basketball - 2007-08 Season
Schedule/Results
12 - 4
Date
Opponent
KSU Rank
Sat, Nov 03
Fort Hays State (EX)
25
Fri, Nov 09
Sacramento State
25
Sun, Nov 11
Pittsburg State
25
Old Spice Classic
Thu, Nov 22
George Mason
18
Fri, Nov 23
UCF
18
Sun, Nov 25
Rider
18
Big 12/Pac-10 Hardwood Series
Thu, Nov 29
Oregon 25
Jimmy V Basketball Classic
Tue, Dec 04
Notre Dame
Sun, Dec 09
California
-
Location
Manhattan, Kan.
Manhattan, Kan.
Manhattan, Kan.
Mon, Dec 17
Time (CST)
5 p.m.
7 p.m.
3 p.m.
Results Media
95 - 59 (W)
94 - 63 (W)
76 - 66 (W)
at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
at Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
77 - 87 (L)
73 - 71 (W) OT
82 - 69 (W)
Manhattan, Kan.
77 - 80 (L)
at New York City, N.Y.
Manhattan, Kan.
59 - 68 (L)
82 - 75 (W)
Florida A&M
at Kansas City, Mo.
87 - 60 (W)
Sat, Dec 22
Sat, Dec 29
Mon, Dec 31
Mon, Jan 07
Winston-Salem State
Wagner
Xavier (Ohio)
Savannah State
Manhattan, Kan.
Manhattan, Kan.
at Cincinnati, Ohio
Manhattan, Kan.
1 p.m.
6 p.m.
7 p.m.
90 - 48 (W)
101 - 59 (W)
77 - 103 (L)
85 - 25 (W)
Sat, Jan 12
Oklahoma *
at Norman, Okla.
5 p.m.
84 - 82 (W)
Sat, Jan 19
Texas A&M *
Manhattan, Kan.
3 p.m.
75 - 54 (W)
Wed, Jan 23
Colorado *
at Boulder, Colo.
8 p.m.
ESPNU
Sat, Jan 26
Iowa State *-
Manhattan, Kan.
5 p.m.
FSN Midwest
Wed, Jan 30
Kansas *
Manhattan, Kan.
7 p.m.
ESPN Plus
Sat, Feb 02
Missouri *
at Columbia, Mo.
12:30 p.m. ESPN Plus
Wed, Feb 06
Nebraska *
Manhattan, Kan.
7 p.m.
FSN Midwest
Sat, Feb 09
Oklahoma State *
Manhattan, Kan.
5 p.m.
ESPN
Wed, Feb 13
Texas Tech *
at Lubbock, Texas
8 p.m.
ESPN2
Sat, Feb 16
Missouri *
Manhattan, Kan.
5 p.m.
ESPN Plus
Wed, Feb 20
Nebraska *
at Lincoln, Neb.
p.m.
ESPN2
Sat, Feb 23
Baylor *
at Waco, Texas
7 p.m.
FSN Midwest
Mon, Feb 25
Texas *
Manhattan, Kan.
8 p.m.
ESPN
Sat, Mar 01
Kansas *
at Lawrence, Kan.
8 p.m.
ESPN
Tue, Mar 04
Colorado *
Manhattan, Kan.
8 p.m.
ESPN Plus
Sat, Mar 08
Iowa State *
at Ames, Iowa
3 p.m.
ESPN Plus
at Kansas City, Mo.
Big 12
Big 12Games
Kansas
Baylor
Kansas State
Texas
Iowa State
Texas A&M
Oklahoma
Missouri
Texas Tech
Colorado
Okla State
Nebraska
2007-08 BIG 12 MEN'S BASKETBALL
CONFERENCE BASKETBALL STATISTICS
All Games
3-0
3-0
2-0
2-1
2-1
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-3
0-3
(Through January 22) (Conference games only)
18 - 0
15 - 2
12 - 4
15 - 3
12 - 6
15 - 3
13 - 5
11 - 7
10 - 7
9-8
10 - 8
11 - 5
Big 12 Conference Schedule
Date Game
TV
Arena Time
Sat., Jan. 26
Nebraska at Kansas* ESPN Plus AF 12:30 p.m.
Missouri at Colorado* ESPN Plus CEC2:00 p.m.
Oklahoma at Baylor* ESPN Plus FC 3:00 p.m.
Iowa State at Kansas State* FSNMW 5:00 p.m.
Texas A&M at Okla State* ESPNU GIA7:00 p.m.
Texas Tech at Texas* ESPN Plus EC 7:00 p.m.
Tue., Jan. 29
Colorado at Iowa State* FSNRM/CTN 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 30
Kansas at Kansas State* ESPN Plus
7:00 p.m.
Nebraska at Missouri* FSNMW/MSN 7:00 p.m.
Texas at Texas A&M* ESPN2 RA
8:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 2
Baylor at Texas* ESPN Plus EC 12:30 p.m.
Kansas State at Missouri* ESPN Plus 12:30 p.m.
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech* ESPN 1:00 p.m.
Kansas at Colorado* ABC CEC 1:30 p.m.
Iowa State at Nebraska* ESPN Plus 3:00 p.m.
Oklahoma at Texas A&M* ESPN Plus 3:00 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 4
Missouri at Kansas*
TBA
ESPN
AF
8:00 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 5
Texas A&M at Iowa State* ESPN Plus 7:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 6
Texas at Oklahoma*
ESPN2 LNC
SCORING OFFENSE
Team
G W-L Pts Avg/G
1.Kansas..............
2.Kansas State........
3.Missouri............
4.Baylor..............
5.Texas...............
6.Iowa State..........
7.Oklahoma State......
8.Oklahoma............
9.Texas A&M...........
10.Colorado............
11.Texas Tech..........
12.Nebraska............
3
2
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
3
3
SCORING DEFENSE
Team
G Pts Avg/G
1.Kansas..............
2.Texas Tech..........
3.Oklahoma State......
4.Kansas State........
5.Colorado............
Nebraska............
7.Iowa State..........
8.Baylor..............
9.Texas A&M...........
10.Texas...............
11.Oklahoma............
12.Missouri............
3
3
4
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3-0
2-0
1-2
3-0
2-1
2-1
1-3
1-2
1-2
1-2
1-2
0-3
183
190
270
136
206
206
207
208
212
225
230
232
240
159
234
225
216
212
272
200
193
191
184
179
80.0
79.5
78.0
75.0
72.0
70.7
68.0
66.7
64.3
63.7
61.3
59.7
61.0
63.3
67.5
68.0
68.7
68.7
69.0
69.3
70.7
75.0
76.7
77.3
2007-08 BIG 12
MEN'S BASKETBALL INDIVIDUAL
BASKETBALL STATISTICS
(Through January 22) (Conference games only)
To be ranked, a player must appear in at least 75.0% of their
team's games.
Mon., Jan. 28
Oklahoma State at Oklahoma* ESPN 8:00 p.m.
Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship
Thu, Mar 13
TBA
ESPN Plus
* Conference Games
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SCORING
Player-Team
Cl G FG 3FG FT Pts Avg/G
1.Beasley, Michael-KSU.....
2.Augustin, D.J.-UT........
3.Brackins, Craig-ISU......
4.Walker, Bill-KSU.........
5.Dugat, Henry-BU..........
6.Longar, Longar-OU........
Johnson, Wesley-ISU......
8.Maric, Aleks-NU..........
Hannah, Stefhon-MU.......
10.Rush, Brandon-KU.........
11.Zeno, Martin-TTU.........
12.Chalmers, Mario-KU.......
James, Damion-UT.........
14.Roby, Richard-CU.........
Abrams, A.J.-UT..........
16.Harris, Terrel-OSU.......
Hubalek, Jiri-ISU........
18.Jackson, Darnell-KU......
Crocker, Tony-OU.........
20.Dove, Marcus-OSU.........
FR
SO
FR
FR
JR
SR
SO
SR
SR
JR
SR
JR
SO
SR
JR
JR
SR
SR
SO
SR
2
3
3
2
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
4
3
3
3
4
20
21
20
14
19
20
18
18
19
12
14
12
18
17
17
15
11
16
15
19
2
7
9
7
9
0
3
0
8
9
0
5
4
3
7
4
1
0
5
2
11
19
13
6
10
15
16
18
8
15
18
16
5
7
3
18
16
6
3
10
53 26.5
68 22.7
62 20.7
41 20.5
57 19.0
55 18.3
55 18.3
54 18.0
54 18.0
48 16.0
46 15.3
45 15.0
45 15.0
44 14.7
44 14.7
52 13.0
39 13.0
38 12.7
38 12.7
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Kansas State Blows By No. 9 Texas A&M
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -Kansas
State's first home victory over a Top 10
opponent in almost four years may have
gone a long way toward answering the
question of whether Frank Martin can
coach.
Sensational freshman Michael Beasley
was in early foul trouble against No. 10
Texas A&M on Saturday and the first
impulse of the Wildcats' rookie boss was
to bench him for the rest of the first half.
Instead, he subbed the 6-foot-10 phenom in and out expertly, depending on
whether Kansas State was on offense or
defense, and Beasley finished with 21
points in a 75-54 victory in front of a
roaring sellout crowd.
``He's a smart man,'' said Beasley, who
had nine points in 9 minutes in the first
half. ``I didn't need any more fouls. I
picked up two stupid fouls and the way
he was playing me in and out, I didn't
want to get any more fouls but I didn't
want to sit there and get stiff so I wouldn't be helping in the second half. I
thought that was a really smart move by
Coach Martin.''
Freshman Bill Walker also got his
third foul shortly after halftime but
scored 19 points and led an impressive
defensive charge that gave the Wildcats
(12-4, 2-0 Big 12) their first 2-0 start to a
conference season in 15 years.
It was the second road loss this week
for the Aggies (15-3, 1-2), who made
only two of their first 15 shots in the second half.
``They were quicker to the ball,'' Texas
A&M coach Mark Turgeon said. ``We
looked like quicksand compared to them.
(Beasley) was in foul trouble all night
and never lost his rhythm, and he draws
fouls better than anybody that I've been
around.''
Martin, who had never been a college
head coach until getting an emergency
promotion last spring when Bob Huggins
unexpectedly bolted for West Virginia,
said his response was ``part of my
growth.''
``Throughout my whole high school
career, if somebody picked up two fouls
in the first half they were done. That's
just the way I've always done it, and I did
that early (this season) against George
Mason,'' he said. ``We were up 20-15
when (Beasley) picked up his second
foul and I was stubborn because that's the
way I've always done it, so I didn't play
him again and we ended up getting down
Groves, Sellers Receive Big 12 Honors
MANHATTAN, Kan. – After finishing the weekend with automatic
qualifications to the 2008 NCAA
Indoor Championships, juniors
Loren Groves and Scott Sellers were
named the Big 12 Athletes of the
Week as announced by the conference office Tuesday. The honors are
the first for K-State track and field
athletes during the 2008 indoor season.
Groves earned her first automatic
bid during Saturday’s Wildcat
Invitational after tossing a schoolrecord 69-11.50 in the women’s
weight throw. She broke the 10-yearold KSU record set by Renetta Seiler
at the 1998 NCAA Indoor
Championships by nine inches.
Groves’ previous season best was a
provisional mark of 66-10.00 on
December 8th at the KSU AllComers, while the top throw of her
career was 68-03.75 at the KSU
Open on Feb. 15, 2007. The award
marks the second for Groves during
her Wildcat career, as she was the
Women’s Athlete of the Week the
final week of the 2007 season.
Sellers receives the Big 12 Men’s
Athlete of the Week accolade for the
first time in his K-State career, after
he took second during Friday’s portion of the Wildcat Invitational. The
junior from Katy, Texas, reached his
second NCAA automatic height of 704.25 during the short 2008 season.
Sellers competed in the high jump
invitational that brought in six addi-
tional competitors that have each
cleared 7-00.00 in their indoor
career, including three Division I and
two Division II All-Americans.
Sellers finished second in a jumpoff
with Jesse Williams, former USC
jumper and 2007 USA Indoor runner-up. Each cleared the 7-04.25 bar,
while Williams passed over the 705.75 height on the fourth attempt to
take first.
Sports Potpourri
By Mac Stevenson
Kansas is going to be 20-0 when
they head down I-70 on January 30
to play Kansas State in Bramlage
Coliseum.
KU’s unbeaten record and lofty
national ranking should be savored
by the Jayhawk fans, but all that matters in the end is the NCAA
Tournament. It’s been too long since
KU won it all.
All the national publicity about the
unbeaten record and high national
ranking is beneficial, but the
Jayhawks need to remain focused on
the ultimate goal—winning the
national championship.
After the MU game, Coach Self
said, “It was great to play poorly and
win. If you have a pretty good team
and you play well, you should usually win. The key to having a good
season is winning when you don’t
play your best. That’s going to happen about ten times a year. You have
to figure out how to go 7-3 or 8-2 in
those types of games.”
If KU shoots as poorly as they did
against MU, a good team will take
them out of the tournament. And KState could end the long winless
drought at home against KU.
But it’s easier to talk about beating
the Jayhawks than it is to do it. Self
has his team playing winning basketball and by no means have they
peaked.
Brandon Rush had a poor shooting
night against MU, but his knee is
nearly healed. And Sherron Collins
is coming strong. Self’s teams usually peak late in the season, and this
year looks the same. Freshman center Cole Aldrich (6-11, 240) could
give the Jayhawks a huge late-season
boost. Aldrich could move ahead of
Sasha Kaun in the rotation.
The KU-K-State game on
Wednesday will be wild and crazy.
But KU will play better in Manhattan
than they did in Columbia. It’s a different kind of rivalry: MU and KU is
like the Civil War; KU and K-State is
like two brothers getting in a fist
fight. This time the younger brother
might win.
Kansas State’s 75-54 rout of Texas
A&M last Saturday erased any doubt
that the Wildcats are going to play a
major role in the Big 12 race.
Barring a big upset, K-State will
be 4-0 in league play prior to the KU
by nine at one point.''
Walker helped Kansas State to a twopoint halftime lead, and after Joseph
Jones hit two free throws to bring the
Aggies within 41-39, Beasley returned
from the bench and hit a quick basket.
Clent Stewart scored five points on consecutive possessions, Walker then scored
five straight points and Jacob Pullen,
another member of Kansas State's
impressive freshman class, tossed in a
runner to give Kansas State a 54-42 lead.
Jones scored inside and converted it
into a three-point play on the first field
goal in almost 11 minutes for A&M.
Then Beasley heated up, drilling two 15footers in a 10-point spurt.
Josh Carter had 13 points for the
Aggies, who shot only 37.8 percent,
while Jones had 12 and Donald Sloan 10.
Stewart had 10 points for Kansas
State, which outrebounded the taller vis-
itors 32-29. Texas A&M came in with a
nation-leading rebounding margin of
11.5 and had not been outrebounded all
year.
``We have a lot of guys not playing
very well right now,'' said Turgeon.
While showing critics he can adjust on
the fly, Martin also proved the Wildcats
can win without a full-time Beasley.
``I'm not in to trying to prove people
wrong or right. I'm into coaching our
kids and trying to make the right decisions for what's best for our team,''
Martin said.
``If you get wrapped up with what
people are saying, then it's impossible to
grow because you're worried about what
everyone's saying except the people in
the locker room. Our guys have bonded.
We've got just an unbelievable group of
kids for as young as we are, that they've
bonded the way they have.''
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that one will rival the old days.
Coach Frank Martin handled
Michael Beasley’s early foul problems against A&M to perfection.
Martin subbed Beasley for offensive
possessions and got him out when
the Cats were on defense.
After the game, Martin said, “It’s
part of my growth, my trust in our
players. More importantly, it’s a
credit to Mike that he continued to
play at a high level and not commit
any stupid or silly fouls.” K-State
has come a long way in a short time
under Martin’s coaching.
It doesn’t look like anyone is
going to be able to stop Beasley from
scoring; Texas A&M has a huge and
deep frontline and they couldn’t do
it. And Bill Walker is playing better
every time out.
Blake Young competes hard every
game and he’s playing great. Clent
Stewart is hitting shots and taking
care of the basketball. Darren Kent
also played well in his reserve role
against A&M.
Martin’s young team is maturing.
If the Wildcats can stay healthy, they
will finish in the top five in the Big
12 and gain an NCAA bid.
There’s good news for KC Royals
baseball fans; Fox Sports Midwest is
going to televise 140 of the Royals
games. Kansas City should have an
entertaining and improved team in
2008 because of experience and
enhanced talent.
The early depth chart looks promising: Catchers are John Buck and
Miguel Olivo. First base will be
taken by either Ross Gload or Billy
Butler. Or Ron Shealy could make a
comeback and claim this important
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Mark Grudzielanek is a fixture at
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star at third base. The outfield has
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GM Dayton Moore has resurrected
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KANSAS STATE SCHEDULE
Opponent
Opp Rank
Location
Time (CST)
Manhattan, Kan.
76 - 39 (W)
Sat, Nov 10
Washington
-
Manhattan, Kan.
88 - 61 (W)
Mon, Nov 12
Southern Utah -
Manhattan, Kan.
87 - 38 (W)
Thu, Nov 15
Wyoming
at Laramie, Wyo.
44 - 56 (L)
at Cancun, Mexico
57 - 60 (L)
at Cancun, Mexico
65 - 68 (L)
Caribbean Challenge
Wed, Nov 21 Tulane Thu, Nov 22
Michigan State
18/19
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Fri, Nov 30
UTEP vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Fri, Nov 30
Lipscomb
Sat, Dec 01
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Wed, Dec 05
Wisconsin-Green Bay
Sun, Dec 16
t
Tue, Dec 18
Texas State
Creighton
-
-
at Manhattan, Kan.
Manhattan, Kan.
92 - 50 (W)
at Manhattan, Kan.
66 - 58 (W)
at Green Bay, Wis.
56 - 68 (L)
-
Manhattan, Kan.
90 - 61 (W)
-
at Omaha, Neb.
62 - 69 (L)
at Los Angeles, Calif.
52 - 40 (W)
Sat, Dec 29
Loyola Marymount/Cal State Bakersfield at Los Angeles, Calif.
70 - 47 (W)
Wed, Jan 02
Western Illinois
68 - 53 (W)
Wed, Jan 09
Texas A&M *
-
at College Station, Texas 7 p.m. 67 - 54 (W)
Sun, Jan 13
Texas *
FSN
-
at Austin, Texas
1 p.m. 77 - 74 (W)
Wed, Jan 16
Texas Tech *
-
Manhattan, Kan.
7 p.m. 71 -45 (W)
Sat, Jan 19
Colorado *
-
Manhattan, Kan.
7 p.m. 67 - 60 (W)
Wed, Jan 23
Iowa State *
-
Manhattan, Kan.
7 p.m.
Sun, Jan 27
Oklahoma State *
at Stillwater, Okla.
1:30 p.m.
Wed, Jan 30
Nebraska *
-
at Lincoln, Neb.
7:05 p.m.
Sat, Feb 02
Baylor *
-
Manhattan, Kan.
12 p.m.
Sat, Feb 09
Kansas *
-
Manhattan, Kan.
1 p.m.
Wed, Feb 13
Iowa State *
-
at Ames, Iowa
Sun, Feb 17
Missouri *
-
at Columbia, Mo.
Wed, Feb 20
Oklahoma *
-
Manhattan, Kan.
7 p.m.
Sat, Feb 23
Colorado *
-
at Boulder, Colo.
7 p.m. (MT)
Wed, Feb 27
Nebraska *
-
Manhattan, Kan.
7 p.m. FSN Midwest
Sat, Mar 01
Missouri *
-
Manhattan, Kan.
2 p.m.
Wed, Mar 05
Kansas *
-
at Lawrence, Kan.
-
LMU/Hilton LAX Holiday Tournament
Fri, Dec 28
Arkansas-Little Rock -
-
Manhattan, Kan.
-
7 p.m.
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Washburn (Exhibition) -
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2007-08 Big 12 Conference
CONFERENCE BASKETBALL STATISTICS
Big 12
Women’s Basketball 12 - 5
Date
Media
Thu, Nov 01
Big 12
Baylor
Okla State
Kansas State
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Texas
Texas A&M
Texas Tech
Colorado
Iowa State
Kansas
Missouri
All
4-0
4-0
4-0
3-1
2-2
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
16 - 1
16 - 1
12 - 5
14 - 4
11 - 4
13 - 5
13 - 5
13 - 5
12 - 5
12 - 5
12 - 5
8-9
Big 12 Conference
Sat., Jan. 26
Missouri at Texas* Austin, Texas
Colorado at Texas Tech* FSN
Texas A&M at Kansas*
Nebraska at Baylor* Waco, Texas
1:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 27
Kansas State at Oklahoma State* FSN 1:30 p.m.
Georgia at Oklahoma ESPN2
4:00 p.m.
Tue., Jan. 29
Missouri at Texas A&M*
TBA
Wed., Jan. 30
Colorado at Iowa State*
Kansas at Oklahoma* SSN
Texas at Baylor* Waco, Texas
Kansas State at Nebraska* Lincoln,
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:05 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 2
Baylor at Kansas State* FSN
12:00 p.m.
Iowa State at Kansas*
7:00 p.m.
Oklahoma State at Colorado* FSNRM 7:00 p.m.
Texas A&M at Texas Tech*
7:00 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 3
Oklahoma at Texas*
Nebraska at Missouri*
ESPNU
FSN
1:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
Tue., Feb. 5
Baylor at Oklahoma State*
7:00 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 6
Oklahoma at Missouri* MSN
Texas Tech at Iowa State*
Nebraska at Colorado* FSNRM
6:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 9
Texas at Texas A&M* FSN
Kansas at Kansas State*
Texas Tech at Baylor* FSN
Colorado at Oklahoma* SSN
Missouri at Iowa State*
11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
SCORING OFFENSE
Team
G W-L Pts Avg/G
1.Oklahoma............
2.Kansas State........
3.Nebraska............
4.Oklahoma State......
5.Iowa State..........
6.Colorado............
7.Baylor..............
8.Texas Tech..........
9.Texas A&M...........
10.Texas...............
11.Missouri............
12.Kansas..............
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
SCORING DEFENSE
Team
G Pts Avg/G
1.Oklahoma State......
2.Baylor..............
3.Kansas State........
4.Nebraska............
5.Kansas..............
6.Texas A&M...........
7.Texas...............
8.Texas Tech..........
9.Missouri............
10.Colorado............
11.Iowa State..........
12.Oklahoma............
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
2-2
4-0
3-1
4-0
1-3
1-3
4-0
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
1-3
216
231
233
248
249
255
259
269
271
281
285
302
283
282
281
278
276
275
274
241
240
236
227
206
70.8
70.5
70.2
69.5
69.0
68.8
68.5
60.2
60.0
59.0
56.8
51.5
54.0
57.8
58.2
62.0
62.2
63.8
64.8
67.2
67.8
70.2
71.2
75.5
2007-08 Big 12 Conference
INDIVIDUAL BASKETBALL STATISTICS
Through games of Jan 20, 2008 (Conference games only)
SCORING
Player-Team
Cl G FG 3FG FT Pts Avg/G
1.Riley, Andrea-OSU........
SO 4 39 12 29 119 29.8
2.McFarland, Jackie-CU.....
SR 4 30 3 26 89 22.3
3.Bolte,Kelsey-ISU.........
FR 4 31 11 11 84 21.0
4.Spears, Brittany-CU......
FR 4 26 7 13 72 18.0
Seals, Dominic-TTU.......
JR 4 24 0 24 72 18.0
6.Paris,Courtney-OU........
JR 4 27 0 17 71 17.8
7.Robinson,Danielle-OU.....
FR 4 29 0 12 70 17.5
Dietz, Kimberly-KSU......
SR 4 25 10 10 70 17.5
9.Tisdale, Angela-BU.......
SR 4 19 8 23 69 17.3
10.Hollins, Alyssa-MU.......
JR 4 26 14 2 68 17.0
11.Starks, Takia-TAMU.......
JR 4 29 8 1 67 16.8
12.Sweat, Ashley-KSU........
SO 4 23 8 9 63 15.8
13.Lacey,Alison-ISU.........
SO 4 20 11 8 59 14.8
14.Green, Danielle-OSU......
SR 4 22 2 11 57 14.3
Raven, Brittainey-UT.....
SO 4 20 1 16 57 14.3
16.Gant, Danielle-TAMU...... JR 4 21 0 12 54 13.5
17.Allison, Rachel-BU.......
JR 4 14 3 21 52 13.0
Player, Jhasmin-BU.......
JR 4 21 4 6 52 13.0
19.Griffin, Kelsey-NU.......
R 4 14 0 23 51 12.8
20.Gipson, Marlies-KSU......
JR 4 18 0 14 50 12.5
21.Thompson,Amanda-OU....... SO 4 19 2 8 48 12.0
22.Morrow, Jessica-BU.......
JR 3 12 3 8 35 11.7
23.Montgomery, Cory-NU...... SO 4 20 2 3 45 11.3
24.McCray, Danielle-KU...... SO 4 16 4 8 44 11.0
Hanneman, Amanda-MU...... SO 4 16 6 6 44 11.0
Turner, Yvonne-NU........ SO 4 13 7 11 44 11.0
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ELLSWORTH, Maine (AP) _ His
lottery ticket was a $1,000 winner,
but police have seized it saying it
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The wreckage of Le Pelican
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Retreat Center For Troubled Teens Planned
By STAN FINGER
The Wichita Eagle
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Whenever
Kim Snapp becomes frustrated in her
efforts to create a rural retreat to
work with troubled teens and their
families, she thinks of Megan Meier
and Robert Hawkins.
Megan was 13 when she hanged
herself in her suburban St. Louis
home in October 2006 after she
received disparaging messages
through the social networking site
MySpace.
Hawkins, 19, killed eight people
and then himself in a shooting rampage at an Omaha mall on Dec. 5.
Snapp and counselor Karla
Charboneau are working together to
create a retreat center tentatively
called Abba's House of Hope, a place
where troubled teens can stay for six
to 18 months while working through
their struggles. She believes such a
Kansas, Missouri
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GALENA, Kan. (AP) _ Proposals
for two casinos near here have some
residents concerned about what will
happen to the largely rural lifestyle
of the area where Missouri, Kansas
and Oklahoma meet.
``This is going to turn out just like
Las Vegas,'' said Rachel Baldwin,
who lives in Netwon County, Mo.,
near Interstate 44, south of Galena.
``I don't approve of it. I'm dead-set
against it. They (casinos) take people's money, and their kids go hungry,'' she said.
The Quapaw Tribe of Oklahoma is
building
its
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million
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parking lot will be in Kansas. Plans
for the casino, expected to open this
summer, include a 70,000-squarefoot gambling floor. A 12-story hotel
with 226 rooms is expected to open
in the fall.
Penn National Gaming, meanwhile, is seeking to build and operate
a $295 million casino just north of
there off of the only exit on I-44 in
Kansas, in the southeast corner of
Cherokee County. Penn National's
plan, which has been submitted to
the Kansas Lottery Commission,
calls for a 375,000-square-foot casino and a 250-room, high-rise hotel.
It's not clear when construction
might begin on that resort casino.
The state must first approve the plan,
and a lawsuit is pending over the law
that expanded gambling in Kansas to
allow non-tribal casinos.
Tribal officials and officials with
Penn National Gaming have said
they expect other retail development
to follow the casino and hotel openings.
Frank Hollis, 67, who has lived
across the road from Baldwin for 40
years, said that worries him.
``I'm a country boy,'' Hollis said.
``I like the country. I realize you're
not going to stop development.''
Richard Klemp, Penn National's
vice president of government relations with Penn National, said the
company works to be a good neighbor wherever it does business. He
noted that 70 percent of Cherokee
County voters cast ballots in favor of
the Kansas casino in June.
He also said the casino shouldn't
alter the lifestyle of the area.
``It's a rural site, and there's a large
buffer around our site,'' he said.
``We're not going to be butting up
against anybody's backyard barbecue.''
John Berrey, business committee
chairman for the Quapaw Tribe,
promised the casino would celebrate
the area's rural lifestyle. But he also
noted that residents would benefit
from improvements to infrastructure
in the area.
``We're helping invigorate the
economy,'' Berrey said.
Some residents welcome the
development.
``I don't see a problem with it, if it
brings more jobs,'' said Ken Spence,
who lives on his mother's property in
Newton County near the casinos.
``Whatever it takes.''
The Rev. Dave Robinson of
Tennessee Prairie Friends Church in
Cherokee County is taking a waitand-see approach.
``You just have to kind of go with
what's happening,'' Robinson said.
``Hopefully, it's all good for the community. From our standpoint, we
already are trying to help people with
gambling problems from casinos in
Oklahoma.
``We're going to be good neighbors and represent Christ whatever
happens.''
program will help cut down on teen
crime.
``Our teens are so jacked up,''
Snapp said. ``We've got to get to
them before they're killing themselves and killing each other.''
The retreat will be affiliated with
the national House of Hope network,
a Christian residential program for
troubled teens. The Wichita branch
has received a $25,000 grant from
the national office for staff development. Snapp is looking for property,
working on grants and recruiting
financial support.
The program would work with
teens facing any number of issues,
with the only clear exception being
pregnancy, Snapp said.
Nationally, the House of Hope
chooses not to work with pregnant
teens because the physical needs of
pregnant teens, as well as future
plans and goals can be very different
than those of non-pregnant teens.
``We choose to do what we do well
rather than to diversify to meet the
needs of pregnant teens as well,''
Snapp said.
``I really want this to cross socioeconomic and racial boundaries and
be available to anyone in the city,''
she said.
Ideally, she would like to find 20
acres not far from Wichita _ a rural
setting where participants can feel
separated from their home environments, yet close enough that it's convenient for parents to come for sessions, Snapp said.
``This has the gestation of an elephant,'' Snapp said of her vision.
``It's taking a while, but it's going to
be really big when it's born.''
Snapp worked as a doctor for more
than 15 years at World Impact
Village's Good Samaritan Clinic in
Wichita before she felt it was time to
find a new challenge.
She found it when she went to a
Women of Faith conference a few
years ago.
``I heard a teen speak for three
minutes about how the House of
Hope turned her life around and I
sensed, `This is what you're supposed to do next,''' Snapp said.
She spent three years learning
about the program, traveling to conferences and laying groundwork.
She took a part-time job at the
Mid-Kansas Center for Wound
Healing at Wesley Medical Center.
``That pays the bills,'' she said.
``This is my passion. ... It's a total
leap of faith.'' Charboneau, a certified Christian counselor, said that
element appealed to her as well.
``We're going to try and bring
healing to the whole family, instead
of just `managing' the child,''
Charboneau said. ``It's kind of like
the difference between plucking the
dandelion and getting the roots.''
Snapp wants to rely on grants and
donations to finance the nonprofit
organization.
The children could be referred any
number of ways, including by families, court services, foster care or the
Department
of
Social
and
Rehabilitation Services.
Although Abba's House of Hope
doesn't have a place to call its own
yet, Charboneau has already begun
to accept clients for outpatient counseling.
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas
usually is an afterthought when it
comes to the presidential primaries.
But this year, the candidates _
even the Democrats _ are paying
more attention to the state.
``This time around it may be that
we play a slightly more important
role, but even then, our size kind of
prevents us from being a focus of
attention,'' said Joe Aistrup, head of
the political science department at
Kansas State University.
Candidates in both parties are
naming large steering committees,
Plan Would Give Kids
Free Tuition For College
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) _ A local
government official hopes a plan to provide free college scholarships to the city's
children would encourage more people to
move here.
Pat Huggins Pettey, a commissioner
with the Unified Government of
Wyandotte County and Kansas City,
Kan., is preparing a quarter-cent salestax initiative that would generate money
to pay for the scholarship program.
Pettey hopes to get the plan on the June
ballot but first needs approval from the
Unified Board of Commissioners.
Under the program, students in Kansas
City, Kan., who have graduated from an
accredited high school there could
receive up to $4,000 a year for four years
to use on tuition and fees. The amount of
the scholarship would be based on when
the student entered Kansas City, Kan.,
schools.
Pettey also said she would be open to
ways of financing the scholarship program besides a sales tax.
Pettey, a retired Turner School District
teacher, said she thinks the program _
called Dotte Promise, using a nickname
residents have given the county _ could
attract new residents and help more people go to college. She said it could build
on economic successes the city has had
with Kansas Speedway and the nearby
Village West entertainment district.
training caucus workers, planning
rallies and making phone calls. And
one of the leading Democrats,
Barack Obama, set up an office in
Kansas a couple of months ago, and
his supporters have been going doorto-door.
Republicans expect so many people to show up for their Feb. 9 caucus
in Wichita that they have switched
the site from the jury room of the
Sedgwick County Courthouse to the
Exhibition Hall at Century II.
Democratic leaders also expect a
large turnout for their caucus on Feb.
5, when 22 states will be holding
caucuses or primaries.
``As it's turning out, this thing is
going to be wide open going into that
day,'' said Larry Gates, state chairman of the Democratic Party. ``We're
getting a lot of attention, and we're
going to get more attention.''
But Republicans wanted to separate the state from Super Tuesday.
``We took a calculated gamble,''
said Kris Kobach, state Republican
Party chairman. ``We knew if we
stayed with the 22-plus other states
on Super Tuesday, Kansas would go
completely unnoticed.
``If three or more candidates are
all in contention real close to each
other in delegate count out of Super
Tuesday, Kansas is standing virtually
alone on Saturday.''
Louisiana and Washington also
have Republican caucuses or primaries that day, but those states are distributing their delegates proportionally. Kansas Republican's decision to
use a winner-take-all caucus could
draw candidates here, Kobach said.
``Even if they're not here in person, at least they'd send surrogates,
advertise heavily and be devoting
resources to Kansas,'' he said.
Aistrup said the GOP caucus could
matter more nationally than the
Democratic one.
``It could be a total free-for-all
among the Republicans, and if that
happens, there's a better chance that
Kansas could see a little bit of campaigning,'' he said.
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