eFreePress 02.24.11.pdf - Blue Rapids Free Press


eFreePress 02.24.11.pdf - Blue Rapids Free Press

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& Manhattan, Ks

Free Press

Vol. 2 Number 34 Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valley Heights Gives Out Awards

To Sixty Students For State Assessments

Valley Heights School

District held an awards ceremony

at the Blue Rapids

Grade School last Friday for

students who scored high on

the State Assessments.

Here are the Winners:

Jose Baez Exceeds

Standard Math

Harrison Blaske Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Rosa Blaske Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Gabriala Boren Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Science

Brayden Boucek Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Science

Tanner Chartier

Exemplary Reading

Exemplary Math Exceeds

Standard Scien

Hunter Chase Exceeds

Standard Reading

Brandi Dobrovolny

Exceeds Standard Reading

Exceeds Standard Math

Megan Gray Exceeds

Standard Reading

Exemplary Math

Adrianna Haines Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Madisen Hanson Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Alexander Hardin

Exemplary Reading

Exemplary Math Exemplary


Layton Hartloff

Exemplary Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Aaron Hazlett Exceeds

Standard Math

Nicole Hendrickson

Exemplary Reading

Exemplary Math

Andrea Hudson Exceeds

Standard Reading

Exemplary Math

Alli Jones Exceeds

Standard Reading

Exemplary Math Exemplary


Garrett Link Exceeds

Tickets On Sale Now

Looking for a good time?

Join us at the Waterville Opera

House on March 13 at 3:00 pm

for a live performance from the


in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

Enjoy an afternoon of Country,

Bluegrass, Gospel, Rock ‘n’

Roll, and Patriotic music . Add

plenty of comedy for wholesome

family entertainment.

Mike and Dale Bishop and the

Pine Mountain Band are known

as Arkansas’ most attended

music show. They perform

more than 240 shows per season

in their theater in the Ozarks.

Harrison Blaske received State Assessment Awards from

Valley Heights Superintendent John Bergkamp for

Exceeding Standards in Reading and Math.

Standard Reading Exemplary


Shea Manley Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Exceeds Standard Scien

Sara Mann Exceeds Standard

Reading Exceeds Standard


Eli Marquette Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Cami Meierhans Exceeds

Standard Reading Exemplary


Caleb Meyer Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Samantha Meyer Exemplary

Reading Exceeds Standard


Kaylynn Moctezuma

Exceeds Standard Reading

Exceeds Standard Math

Tabyne Molthan Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Chevelle Murk Exemplary

After the show head over to the

Community Center for

Waterville’s “ FIVE STAR


event is sponsored by the Opera

House Renovation Committee

as a benefit for the renovation of

the Historic Waterville Opera

House, built in 1903. Plans are

to add an elevator and new restrooms

to the facility to make

this grand old building more

accessable. Tickets are on sale

now at the Citizens State Bank

and at Fancy T’s and More in

the Weaver Hotel.


Hannah Musil Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Connor Nolte Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Brandi O’Mara Exceeds

Standard Reading

Ashton O’toole Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Brittany Paxton Exceeds

Standard Reading

Elena Perez Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Adrian Pishny Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Carter Popejoy Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Alyson Potter Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Jeremy Reed Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Ilexus Rose Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Skyler Sanders Exemplary

Reading Exceeds Standard

Math Exemplary S

Linda Saylor Exceeds

Standard Math

Jacob Schuh Exemplary

Reading Exceeds Standard

Math Exemplary S

Kayla Smith Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Exemplary S

Cheyenne Spunaugle

Exceeds Standard Reading

Emily Steenson

Exemplary Reading

Hunter Stevenson

Exemplary Reading

Exemplary Math

Konner Treff Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Brady Trimble Exceeds

Standard Reading Exemplary


Allen Tryon Exceeds

Standard Math

Emma Tryon Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Shelby Vermetten Exceeds

Standard Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Dylan Wagner Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Maddie Walsh Exemplary

Reading Exemplary Math

Brenna Wanamaker

Exceeds Standard Math

Nicole Weyer Exemplary

Reading Exceeds Standard

Math Exceeds Sta

Nicholas Wilson Exceeds

Standard Reading

DeAndra Woodyard

Exceeds Standard Science

Landon Woodyard Exemplary

Reading Exemplary


Logan Woodyard Exceeds

Standard Reading Exemplary


Bryan Yungeberg Exemplary

Reading Exempl-ary

Math Exceeds Sta

Jordan Yungeberg Exceeds

Standard Science

Will Yungeberg Exemplary

Reading Exceeds

Standard Math

Matt Alber Coming To Marshall County

Often described as a mix

between Rufus Wainwright and

Ben Folds, Matt Alber, musician,

will be in Marshall

County for a two-day residency.

A versatile solo performer

or ensemble performer, Alber

was here last March performing

with the a cappella group,

m-pact. When Alber comes

back to Marshall County this

March, he’ll be alone to perform

his solo act.

Alber will be in Marysville

for two days. While here, he

will work with sixth, seventh,

and eighth-graders during an

all-day vocal clinic on March 2.

Additionally, he will give a

free public concert on

Thursday, March 3, at the Lee

Dam Center for Fine Art. The

concert starts at 7:00 p.m.

A native of Wichita, Alber is

looking forward to returning to

his home state to share his passion

for music.

Music has always been an

important part of Alber’s life.

“I grew up singing in choirs,”

Alber said. “Big ones, little

ones, classical ones, ones that

traveled the globe, and ones

that did jazz hands. Choir is

where I learned to feel okay. At

practice I got to make something

beautiful as part of a


According to Alber, singing

in choirs has been the only constant

in his life. “It’s the place I

learn the most about myself

and how to be with others,” he


He did not take a voice lesson

until his first day of college

at Truman State University in

Kirksville, Missouri. As a

music major, he spent about fifteen

hours a week in choir

rehearsals. Alber cites Dr. Paul

Crabb as an influential music

professor. “He routinely led us

away from the mundane into

the sacred place where music

happens. He taught us to

regard each other as instruments.”

After college, Alber joined

the elite professional classical

men’s ensemble, Chanticleer.

The group is limited to twelve

men. After three auditions,

Alber secured a seat in the

group. “I’ve never been more

challenged physically or mentally

than singing with this

ensemble, but it came with

great rewards,” he said. “We

toured the world 150 days a

year performing the most difficult

repertoires ever composed

for voices. We sold out stadiums

and concert halls and

became brothers.”

While Alber was with

Chanticleer, the group recorded

seven albums, two of which

won Grammy® Awards.

According to Wayne Kruse,

the arts cooperative’s executive

director, the group is eagerly

anticipating Alber’s visit. “We

are elated that we’re able to

bring Matt back to our area,” he

said. “When Matt was here last

March with m-pact, they led

several Master Classes for area

choirs. In each case, Matt took

the lead and coached the

singers. His insights and techniques

literally transformed

each group’s sound in a short

amount of time. Not only is he

a talented musician, he’s also

an outstanding teacher.”

Alber’s visit is sponsored by

the Marshall County Arts


Blue Rapids

Basics For Making Wine

Class At The Museum

Last year, the Blue Rapids

Museum had a great idea to

clear up the winter blahs!

“Let’s teach everyone how to

make their own wine.” About

a dozen enthusiastic participants

had a great time and

made great wine.

Once again, Tim Davis,

locally-known and state-honored

winemaker, has agreed to

teach a three part class on this

craft. The first class will be

March 10 at 7:00 and Tim will

cover the basic concepts of

wine making and list ingredients

and show equipment needed

and explain its use. There

will be a question and answer

period and wine samples will

be available to help you decide

which recipe you want to use.

The second meeting will be

You may soon receive this

note: “Congratulations! You

have received the Relay For

Life “potty” from a friend who

thought that you might enjoy

this lovely yard art! “

You will not know you have

the potty until you walk out

side and see it in your yard.

This is a fund raiser for the

Relay for Life.

For a $10 donation you can

“Pass the Potty” on to a friend’s

yard. For an additional $5 you

Local News

Yearbooks Needed

The Blue Rapids Historical

Society and the Blue Rapids

Public Library are seeking

donations of Blue Rapids High

School and Valley Heights

High School yearbooks.

People can contact Pat

Osborne of the historical society,

785-363-7949, or librarian

Lynne Turner, 785-363-7709.

Scouts To Help

Re-Stock Food Pantry

Cub Scout Pack 137 needs

your help to re-stock the food

pantry at the United Methodist

Church in Blue Rapids. This

pantry serves both Waterville

and Blue Rapids. The Scouts

put empty bags on doors this

past weekend in both towns

with a note asking for donations

of non-perishable food

items. These items are to be

placed on porches and door

steps this Saturday , February

26th by 9AM. The Scouts will

come by and pick up the donations

and deliver them to the

food pantry. Donations can

New Game: Find The Winner

Thursday March 31 at 7:00 and

will be when you return with

your equipment and supplies

and are guided through the

process. The date of the last

meeting when the wine will be

bottled is undecided at this time

because it depends on the

progress of the wines. It should

be about 8 weeks after March

31st or whenever the majority

of wines have met the criteria

for bottling.

If you look like you are

under 21 or we want to flatter

you, expect to show your driver’s

license. The class is $25

for 1-2 members of the same

household. All classes will be

at the Blue Rapids Museum,

#36 Public Square, Blue

Rapids, KS. Questions call Pat

or Phil Osborne at 363 7949.

“Pass The Potty” Fun

can purchase “no return potty

insurance”, so the potty will not

return to your yard.

All proceeds to go to the

American Cancer Society

Relay For Life.

Thank you for being a part of

the fun for a good cause!

Together we will find a cure!

Please call Joe O’Toole 785-


Joe at home 785-363-7216

Ken Wanamaker 785-268-


also be made at the front of the

Hometown Foods.


St. Mark’s Episcopal

Church, Blue Rapids, will have

its annual Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Supper from 5 to 8

p.m. March 8.

The fundraiser will be at the

church, Sixth and Lincoln.

The menu will be pancakes,

sausage, orange juice and coffee.

A free-will donation will be

taken, and a portion of the proceeds

will go toward community

food programs.

Shrove Tuesday is the day

before Ash Wednesday. Shrove

comes from the Middle English

word for confession. In early

days, people celebrated Shrove

Tuesday with food and drink

because Ash Wednesday

marked the beginning of 40

days of fasting and penance

during the season of Lent.

Lent ends with the celebration

of Easter.

Helen DeWyke has just won the card game or she has seen a friend come in the door. Helen has a lot of friends.

This is a photo of one table at last Wednesday’s Coffee and Cards put on by the Community Education program.

Others left to right are Dorothy and Ray Lindquist and Norma Hirt all of Waterville.

NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 24, 2011

Hoops For Heart

Valley Heights Students

Shoot Hoops For Their Hearts

and Help Save Lives

Students at Valley Heights

Elementary are jumping at the

chance to fight heart disease

and stroke, our nation’s No. 1

and No. 3 killers. On March 8,

2011 during Physical

Education Class grades 3-6 students

will host its annual

Hoops For Heart event to raise

money for the American Heart

Association, which funds lifesaving

heart and stroke


Don Nider

Don G. Nider, age 89, of

Waterville, passed away at the

Blue Valley Nursing Home on

Thursday, February 17, 2011.

Don was born in Waterville

on June 23, 1921 to Arthur and

Nellie Nider. They moved to a

farm North of Waterville when

Don was baby and he grew up

there. He went to Star School

for eight years. He left home

when he was fifteen to work on

his own. He started driving

trucks when he was nineteen

and drove for several different


He tried farming at different

times, he also operated a dozer,

push cat, scraper blade and

drove truck on the new levy

around Blue Rapids in 1962.

After that he bought his own


Frank Hula

Adolph Frank Hula, 93, of

Charles City, VA passed away,

February 19, 2011. Adolph

was born in Clarkton, Missouri

and later moved to Charles City

county Virginia where he

worked, raised a family and

retired as a farmer. Adolph was

Lois Holm

Lois L. Holm, age 84, of

Marysville, formerly of Blue

Rapids, passed away on

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at

Community Memorial Health

Care in Marysville.

Richard L.


Richard L. Sutton, 62,

passed away February 17, 2011

at his home in Topeka, KS. He

was born August 27, 1948 in

Concordia, KS. He is survived

by his sister, Nancy Steel of

research and community and

educational programs for our


Hoops For Heart teaches students

how physical fitness benefits

the heart and shows them

that volunteering can be a fun

and positive experience for the

whole community. The need to

educate children about the

importance of physical activity

couldn’t be timelier. According

to recent studies, about onethird

of children ages 2 to 19

are overweight and obese.

truck and began cross country

trucking. In 1972 he went to

work for McBride

Construction. He moved all

their equipment from job to

job, he also did dirt work and

operated a crane.

Don retired in 1984 and

became the Waterville Town

Marshal. He had been town

marshal two times before.

After about a year he purchased

trucks and equipment to begin

his own construction company

and gravel pit. He operated

these businesses until 1996. He

also operated the Waterville

Township blade for twenty

years and had served on the

Waterville City Council.

He was married to Beulah

Jewell in 1951, she passed

away in 1976. He married

Esther Jackson in 1977, she

preceded in death by his parents,

John and Mary Dvorak

Hula; one brother, Stanley J.

Hula Sr. and his sister, Anne

Hula Jeffery. He is survived by

his wife of 61 years, Marion

Mikulas Hula originally of

Pittsburgh; one daughter,

Suzanne Hula Ricks and husband,

Bill; two sons Frank

Adolph Hula and wife, Margie

Tench Hula, and Mickey

Survivors include her daughter,

Helen L. Holm of

Lawrence, two brothers;

Frederick Kupfersmith of

Home City, Donald

Kupfersmith of Aurora,

Nebraska, two sisters; Carol

Gurtler of Glenrock, Wyoming,

Riley, KS, his son, Joshua

Sutton and Daughter-in-law

Donna Sutton of Topeka, KS,

and 4 grandchildren. Memorial

Services will be held March 3,

2011 at 9:30 am at Westlake

Shelter House at Gage Park in

Topeka, KS.

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“We have a warm friendly home like environment that

you feel when you enter the door.”

“By including physical

activity into their daily routines,

kids can significantly

reduce the onset and burden of

heart disease,” said Crystal

Gordon. “By raising money

through Hoops For Heart, we

are preventing heart disease

and obesity for the next generation

of Americans. Kids are literally

jumping into a heart

healthier life while becoming

passionate about raising money

for other kids with sick hearts.”

For over 16 years, Hoops For

Heart has raised for that $72

million for the fight against

heart disease and stroke.

Millions of students have

played basketball and learned

about heart health and how

nutrition and physical activity

can help prevent heart disease

and stroke. Hoops For Heart is

co-sponsored by the American

Heart Association and the

American Alliance for Health,

Physical Education, Recreation

and Dance.

Please help our students help

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Survivors include his wife

Esther of Waterville, four

daughters; Carla Sue Bax and

husband Larry of Burchard,

Nebraska, Sandy Eitel and husband

Vic of Scott City, Nancy

Watts of Pine City, Minnesota,

and Michelle Eaton and husband

Rod of Washington, four

sons; Ken Wanamaker of

Burchard, Nebraska, Steve

Wanamaker and wife Patty of

Fort Worth, Texas, Byron

Jackson of Waterville, and Bart

Jackson also of Waterville, by

eighteen grandchildren, manymany

great-grandchildren and

one great-great grandchild.

Don was preceded in death

by a brother; Lawrence Nider.

Funeral services were held at

2:00pm, on Monday, February

21, 2011 at Terry-Christie

Mikulas Hula and his wife,

Jackie Parsley Hula; four

grandsons, Barry Ricks-Lisa,

Bart Ricks-Tania, Frank Wells

Hula and John Collin Hula; two

granddaughters, Jennifer Mary

Hula and Cary Lucille Hula;

and four great-grandchildren,

Brandon Michael Ricks,

Lori Marie Ricks, Brenten

Gage Ricks and Brylea

Madison Ricks. There will be

Mary Simpson of Montesano,

Washington as well as many

nieces and newphews.

Memorial services are pending

with inurnment at

Greenwood Cemetery, South of

Blue Rapids. A full obituary

with service information will

Funeral Home in Waterville.

Music was provided by Lois

Andersen on the organ. Kim

Oatney sang “One Day at a

Time” and “On the Wings of a

Dove”. Viewing was between

noon and 8pm Sunday, with

visitation being from 4:00 to

6:00pm at the funeral home.

Casket bearers were Pierce

Holliman, Jerry Hedke, D.O.

Parker, Todd Parker, David

Hearn and Ray Lindquist.

Burial was at Riverside

Cemetery in Waterville.

Memorials are suggested to the

St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

and may be sent in care of the

funeral home. Terry-Christie

Funeral Home, Waterville, is in

charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left online

at www.terrychristiefuneralhome.com.

no public visitation. All services

will be private. Vincent

Funeral Home, Providence

Forge VA is handling the

arrangements. In lieu of flowers

memorials can be made to

Providence Forge Volunteer

Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 177,

Providence Forge, Va. 23140.

Tributes may be posted at


be published at a later date.

Terry-Christie Funeral Home

in charge of arrangements.

Condolences may be left at the

funeral home’s website,


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NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valley Heights Basketball - Linn - Photo Page

Brody Dobrovolny (10) takes a shot and scored 34 points for the Mustangs. Cody Trimble (12) jumps up between the Bulldogs to score 10 points for Valley


Benton Coon (35) goes high for the net.

Miranda Bargdill (12) took a shot and scored 22 points

for the Mustangs.

Kayla McNary (13) looks for an opening to pass.

Ellie Musil (33) looks for an opening and scored 19

points for Valley Heights.

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NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brownback Outlines Tax Changes Among Growth Proposals

By Daniel J. Mitchell

The Cato Institute

What happens when an

unstoppable force meets an

immovable object? House

Republicans can pass all sorts

of legislation to reduce the burden

of government spending,

but they don't control the

Senate and they can't override a

presidential veto. President

Barack Obama, meanwhile,

lacks the power to compel

Congress to approve

Democratic goals, including

higher taxes.

This is a recipe for gridlock.

And gridlock means bigger

government: Democratic proponents

of the status quo are in

much stronger position to prevail

because there are few ways

for budget cutters to exert their


But there is some hope

because of a "must-pass" piece

of legislation. The president

wants Congress to increase the

statutory debt ceiling of $14.3

trillion so that government

operations remain unaffected.

Republicans oppose this business-

as-usual approach and are

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insisting on real fiscal reforms

in exchange for a higher ceiling.

We have a fiscal crisis

caused by too much spending,

not too little taxes.

If neither side budges, and

the debt ceiling remains fixed,

some people worry this might

lead to a default by the U.S.

government. More specifically,

they're concerned that the

inability to issue debt would

compromise the Treasury

Department's ability to make

scheduled payments to bondholders.

They also worry this

might lead to a Greek-style

sovereign-debt crisis that

would destabilize financial


This seems like an

overblown fear. After all, the

federal government is expected

to collect more than $2.1 trillion

of tax revenue this year,

while interest payments on the

publicly held debt will only be

about $200 billion. So even

without an increase in the debt

limit, the Treasury Department

will have more than enough

revenue to cover its interest

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obligations and avoid a default.

Spooked by Uncertainty

That being said, financial

markets are sometimes

spooked by uncertainty. And

since Treasury Secretary

Timothy Geithner began making

some irresponsible statements

about the risks of

default, there is growing interest

in legislation by Senator Pat

Toomey, a Republican of

Pennsylvania, to alleviate the

market's fears.

Quite simply, Toomey's bill

would require the federal government

to fulfill obligations to

bondholders before making any

other disbursements.

To the extent that investors

actually are worried, Toomey's

legislation would remove

ambiguity and, to borrow from

the title of the bill, make clear

that the "full faith and credit" of

the U.S. government would be


Toomey's proposal has generated

a lot of angst among

Beltway insiders because it

would change the political

dynamics of the budget fight.

Politicians love to pontificate

Madison Protest: Unions Are Angry -but

Wisconsin Should Go Even Further

By Chris Edwards

The Cato Institute

Chaos in government. Tens

of thousands of angry protesters

in the streets. Schools

closed. Yes, Wisconsin looks a

lot like Egypt this week. But

while Arabs are fighting to end

extraordinary overreach by

government, Wisconsin union

protesters are fighting to preserve


At the heart of the dispute is

a bold plan by Wisconsin Gov.

Scott Walker (R) to curtail collective

bargaining by most but

not all of his state's public-sector

workers, including teachers.

That is a long overdue reform

— but the governor's plan

doesn't go far enough! A dozen

or so states, including Virginia,

where I live, do not allow collective

bargaining in the public

sector at all, and these states are

doing just fine without it.

The government union issue

is coming to the forefront

because states, facing huge

deficits, are desperate to reform

their budgets and cut pensions.

Wisconsin is just one of several

states where legislatures,

empowered by Republican victories

last fall, are finally tackling

one of the root causes: the

ability of public-sector unions

to squeeze taxpayers for exorbitant

benefits. In states that

have unionized workforces,

needed reforms are facing huge

and aggressive anti-reform lobbying

campaigns by the unions.

In 2010, 36 percent of state

and local workers were members

of unions, which is five

times the union share in the US

private sector. Yet prior to the

1960s, unions represented less

than 15 percent of the state and

local workforce. At the time,

courts generally held that public-sector

workers did not have

the same union privileges that

private workers had under the

1935 Wagner Act, such as collective


The rise of public-sector


That changed during the

1960s and 1970s, as a flood of

pro-union laws in dozens of

states triggered a dramatic rise

in public-sector unionism.

Many states passed laws that

encouraged collective bargaining

in the public sector, as well

as laws that imposed compul-

sory union dues.

Today, the union shares in

government workforces vary

widely by state. About 26 states

have collective bargaining for

essentially all state and local

workers. A further 12 or so

states have collective bargaining

for a portion of their state

and local workers, and the

remaining 12 states do not have

public sector collective bargaining.

At the same time, 22

states have "right-to-work"

laws, which free workers from

being forced to join a union or

pay union dues.

These differences in unionization

between the states affect

fiscal policy. Statistical studies

find that unionized public sector

workers earn a wage premium

of about 10 percent over

non-unionized public sector

workers. This is important

because employee compensation

represents half of all state

and local government spending.

Aside from inflated wages,

public sector unions have

pushed for excessive pension

benefit levels, which are creating

a fiscal crisis for many governments.

That's another reason

unions are so angry in

Wisconsin: Governor Walker is

demanding that state workers

carry more of the burden for

their health and pension plans.

High cost of "generosity"

Defined benefit pension

plans are available to about

four-fifths of state and local

workers but just one-fifth of

private workers. And public

sector plans are typically about

twice as generous as remaining

private plans. That generosity

has led to a $3 trillion funding

gap in public sector pensions.

That gap will create a huge burden

on future taxpayers unless

benefits are cut, and unions

often stand in the way of such


Unions increase government

costs in other ways. They often

protect poorly performing

workers, and they usually push

for larger staffing levels than

required. Unions typically discourage

the use of inexpensive

volunteers in government

activities, and they create a

more bureaucratic and inefficient


Unionism seems to coincide

with poor state government

management. States with higher

public sector union shares

tend to have higher levels of

government debt. And the

states with higher union shares

do more poorly on grading by

the Pew Center regarding the

quality of public sector management.

Public sector unions are

powerful special interest

groups. The teachers unions,

the American Federation of

State, County, and Municipal

Employees, and the Service

Employees International Union

have more than seven million

members combined. They have

well-financed political war

chests and are very active in

political campaigns.

Inconsistent with freedom

Unions certainly have free

speech rights to voice their

opinions about public policy.

But collective bargaining gives

unions the exclusive right to

speak for covered workers,

many of whom may disagree

with the views of the monopoly

union. Thus, collective bargaining

is inconsistent with the

right to freedom of association.

In states such as Virginia,

teachers and other government

workers may form voluntary

associations and lobby the government,

which is fine. But collective

bargaining — or

monopoly unionism — gives a

privileged position in our

democracy to government

insiders who focus on expanding

the public sector to own

their personal benefit.

Wisconsin's proposed union

reforms are on the right track.

But state governments should

repeal collective bargaining in

the public sector altogether, following

the successful policies

of Virginia, North Carolina,

and other states. That would

give policymakers the flexibility

they need to make tough

budget decisions on pensions

and other fiscal challenges facing

their states.

Chris Edwards is the director

of tax policy studies at the

Cato Institute. He is the author

of Downsizing the Federal

Government, and editor of

Cato Institute's Downsizing


about the dangers of debt, but

many of them are MIA when it

comes to putting real limits on

the growth of government


It's much easier to put the

budget on auto-pilot and delay

tough choices, which is usually

what happens with closed-door

budget compromises in


Powerful Weapon

If the Toomey legislation is

adopted, fiscal reformers will

have a powerful weapon at

their disposal. Secure in the

knowledge that default no

longer is a possibility, they can

be much tougher in their negotiations

with the politicians

who favor the status quo.

This explains the attacks

against the Toomey plan. Some

even argue that the law requires

the government to pay Chinese



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bondholders (gasp!) before it

pays Social Security recipients.

This is demagoguery. The

federal government will collect

more than enough revenue to

finance the majority of budgeted

outlays. Social Security

checks will be disbursed,

unless the Treasury secretary

decides otherwise.

Hollow Attack

In any event, the attack is

rather hollow since it's almost

always made by people who

say that default would be a cataclysmic

event. What they really

mean, it seems, is that

deficits, debt and default are

bad, and only higher taxes are

the solution.

That's what this debate is all

about. We have a fiscal crisis

caused by too much spending,

not too little taxes. Restraining

the size and scope of govern-

ment is contrary to the interests

of the iron quadrangle of politicians,

interest groups, lobbyists

and bureaucrats who benefit

from ever- expanding government.

That's exactly why the

Toomey bill is a good idea. It

would give budget cutters the

leverage they need to change

the way the government operates.

It will protect America

from becoming a slow-growth,

European-style welfare state.

Daniel J. Mitchell is a senior

fellow at the Cato Institute and

former staff economist for the

ranking Republican on the

Senate Finance Committee.

Daniel J. Mitchell is a senior

fellow at the Cato Institute and

former staff economist for the

ranking Republican on the

Senate Finance Committee.

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Marshall County Minutes

February 14, 2011

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman;

Robert S. Connell and Thomas

K. Holle members; and Sonya

L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

The meeting was called to

order at 9:00 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting

with the flag salute.

The minutes and agenda

Home Notes -

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension



IS FEB. 21-28”

Coming up short of funds at

the end of the week is no fun,

but it does suggest that saving

more, rather than less, could

make more money available.

Building financial security -being

able to meet future needs

while keeping current with

day-to-day obligations – need

not be only a dream.

The key to saving is to start

small, but think big. Kansas

Saves Week is a time to promote

the importance of increasing

saving habits and reducing

debt as it is often a time when

many families are receiving

their tax refund.

The push for increasing routine

contributions to personal

savings and making regular

contributions to other savings

plans and opportunities, such as

a retirement account with a

matching contribution from an

employer, is sponsored by the

Consumer Federation of


We’ve all heard stories about

people who work in low-paying

jobs who accumulate great

savings and step forward to

Jail Report...

Marshall County Sheriff’s


Jail Activity Sheet

Week of: February 14, 2011

to February 20, 2011

Name: Dilley, Heather

Address: Hanover, Kansas

Date of Birth: 01-27-1990

Charge: Theft

Date of Arrival: 02-14-2011

Date of Release: 02-14-2011

Reason: $1,000 Cash Bond

Name: Schmitz, Michael

Address: Waterville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 04-04-1960

Charge: City of Marysville

were approved as presented

upon a motion by Robert S.

Connell moved, seconded by

Charles R. Loiseau.


Emergency Management

Director William

Schwindamann met with the

Board at their request.

County Treasurer Linda

Weber met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

fund a civic improvement or

other need. Their success at

saving suggests that there is

truth to the philosophy that

how you manage your money,

rather than how much you have

to start with, can be a key in

building financial security and

freedom from financial stress.

Saving regularly is vital,

even if you have to start with a

small amount. A person who

starts saving only $10 a week

for 52 weeks will have $520

plus interest at the end of the


Someone who saves $20 a

week for 52 weeks will have

added more than $1000 (plus

interest) to his or her nest egg.

Individuals with more income

should aim to regularly save

larger amounts.

Start saving, and then

increase saving toward shortand

long-term goals. It is

important to acknowledge that

for some, a savings goal may

also need to focus on reducing

debt and learning to use credit


Also, when considering the

capacity to save, consider the

amount of money currently

going to credit card payments.

Paying off credit card debt and

then redirecting the equivalent


Date of Arrival: 02-17-2011

Date of Release: 02-20-2011

Reason: O.R. Bond

Name: Cooney, Michael

Address: Blue Rapids,


Date of Birth: 07-22-1980

Charge: Transporting Open

Container, Littering

Date of Arrival: 02-18-2011

Date of Release: 02-18-2011

Reason: $260 Cash Bond

Name: Hyde IV, Fred

Address: Blue Rapids,


go into executive session at the

request of County Treasurer

Linda Weber to discuss matters

of non-elected personnel for

ten minutes at 9:27 a.m. to discuss

matters of non-elected

personnel with County

Treasurer Linda Weber present.


Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the following purchase

order. Unanimous.

Purplewave, Manhattan, KS

for 16 used beams

$15,400.00-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 106615

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve free County Cleanup

days the last two Saturdays

of April and the 1st two

Saturdays of May. Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

met with the Board to recommend

the hire of David Baier,

Waterville Corrections Officer

Probation at 11.65 an hour.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve the hire of David

Baier, Waterville as a

Corrections Officer Probation

at 11.65 an hour. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Applied Concepts, Dallas,

of the payments (needed to

clear the debt) into a savings

account can be a good way to

begin saving.

Pay yourself first is an interesting

concept for people to

learn. One should treat savings

like another bill by setting up

automatic monthly transfers

from a checking to a savings

account and/or requesting that

part of each paycheck be directly

deposited into savings.

Savers who choose to save

automatically usually are more

likely to be successful.

Here are some basic money

management tips to consider:

* Earmark savings for an

emergency fund to have money

available for unexpected car

repairs, medical expenses, etc.

Getting started with $500 to

$1,000 is a good beginning

goal, and saving the equivalent

of six months salary is recommended

as an ideal long-term


* For quick card convenience

at checkout counters, use

a debit card

* Reduce credit card use, and

pay off credit cards as quickly

as possible to minimize added

interest costs and free up

money in a personal budget.

Making more than the mini-

Date of Birth: 08-12-1985

Charge: Driving Under

Influence 3rd, Driving While

Suspended 2nd, Transporting

Open Container

Date of Arrival: 02-18-2011

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Kruse, Joshua

Address: Frankfort, Kansas

Date of Birth: 02-28-1979

Charge: Driving Under

Influence 2nd, Transporting


for dual counting unit

$1,228.00-Co. General

(Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3775

OMB Express Police Supply,

Kansas City, MO

for three vests

$2,402.99-Co. General

(Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3769

Dane’s Automotive,

Waterville, KS

for install radios, sirens, supplies

and labor

$1,670.25- Co. General

(Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3772

Dave’s Body Shop,

Marysville, KS

for inside rail on two trucks

and two tires

$2104.00- Co. General

(Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3771

Brown County Treasurer,

Hiawatha, KS

for Marshall County share of

4-County budget

$512.07- Co. General

(District Court) fund-P.O. #


North Central Regional

Planning Commission, Beliot,


for 2011 dues

$3,500.00-Co. General

(Economic Development)

fund-P.O. # 3887

Stericycle, Louisville, KY

for sharps disposal

$507.30-Health fund-P.O. #


Merck, Carols Stream, IL

for private vaccine

$2,452.08-Health fund-P.O.

# 3795

mum payment regularly will

clear a balance more quickly,

but it is important to pay at

least the minimum payment on

all cards with a balance to

avoid added fees.

* Plan how to use a tax

refund to your benefit.

Designating a tax refund for

direct deposit into a savings

account should help a tax payer

buy time to decide whether to

use refund dollars to pay off

debt, jumpstart an emergency

fund and/or fund short- or longterm


Be aware that, during tax

season, many individuals and

families will have larger than

normal amounts of cash available

and will be targeted by

high-pressure sales pitches

aimed at capturing refund dollars.

Remember that free income

tax assistance is available in

Marshall County for Low and

Moderate income families.

Many seniors and those on disability

don’t think they need to

file income tax which is true

but they should so they can take

advantage of the Kansas Food

Sales Tax Refund and the

Homestead Property Tax Relief

Payment. For more information

about the free tax assistance in

Open Container

Date of Arrival: 02-19-2011

Date of Release: 02-19-2011

Reason: $1300 Cash Bond

Name: Metzger, Anthony

Address: Blue Rapids,


Date of Birth: 09-09-1991

Charge: 2 Marshall County


Date of Arrival: 02-20-2011

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta,


for private vaccine

$2,271.10-Health fund-P.O.

# 3794

Galls, Chicago, IL

for light bar, strobe system,

siren light controls

$3,477.65- Co. General

(Sheriff) fund-P.O. # 3773

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the following 2010

abatements with a value of 797

with a total tax of $101.85.


The Board went down to the

basement to discuss moving the

Appraiser Hearing room to the

old Veterans office to move the

Election Equipment room to

the Appraiser Hearing room to

free up the Employee Lounge

that has been used as an

Election Storage room.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to

approve the signing of the 2011

Annual Noxious Weed

Management Plan and the 2010

Annual Noxious Weed

Eradication Progress Report.


Robert Peschel, Marysville

met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the 2010

County Inventory, as presented.


Economic Development

Marshall County contact the

Marshall County Extension

Office or RSVP of NE Kansas.

* Take advantage of employer’s

savings plans, taxdeductible

retirement saving

opportunities, and matching

funds, if available. Arranging

direct deposits into savings and

retirement accounts can reduce

the temptation to spend money

intended for savings.

If having a little pocket

money puts a spring in your

step, think what building up a

bank account and the financial

security a healthy balance

might offer.

Saving isn’t easy, but it is

freeing. Here are some tips for

stretching a paycheck and

adding to savings:

* Set aside some discretionary

money (as an

allowance) for every member

of the family, but allow children

some latitude in how they

spend it. Children who learn

from spending mistakes early

in life can be less likely to

make similar mistakes (with

more at stake) later in life.

* Use coupons for products

that are normally purchased,

but compare price less coupon

value with store brands or similar

generic products for the

The Marshall County Development Corp Minutes

The Marshall County

D e v e l o p m e n t

Corporation/Tourism board

met on Feb 3, 2011 at Axtell’s

Ace’s Café at 7:00 pm. There

were 14 members present.

Website visits are up from

the same time last year.

Everyone was encouraged to

log on to the web site to keep it

moving up on the search

engine. It was suggested to put

the web address on the minutes

each month, www.marshallcoks.com.

The tabloid is moving along.

Georgena Lindquist will be taking

ads and articles to The

Telegraph on Monday. Anyone

with ads needs to get them to

Georgena Lindquist or to the

paper as soon as possible.

The brochure and event

grant forms were passed out. It

was suggested to send the

application letter to the papers

and to include the Visitor’s

Center as a contact for forms.

Sandy Harding Thanked the

Brochure committee for all

their hard work in reworking

the brochure. The rewriting



All dogs and cats in the city limits of Blue Rapids

must be licensed. Licenses are $5.00 if spayed or

neutered ($10 if not) when purchased prior to March 31.

Purchase at the City Office between the hours of 8 and

4:30 Monday - Friday. A current rabies vaccination

certificate is required.

and proofing are done and is

ready for printing.

Karen Trail will have a

report on the subject of blogging

at the next meeting.

Museum visitor sheets were

handed in. Georgena Lindquist

will attempt to consolidate the

information for a report next


The objectives for the year

were reviewed to see where we

are at in achieving our goals. It

seems we are on track for the


The Fort Riley Expo will be

April 2, 2011, 10 to 4. Any

community brochures that we

want handed out need to be

given to Brenda at the Visitor


The hand out post cards that

are used at The Fort Riley Expo

and The Sampler are to be

reordered seems to be a good

form of letting people know

where Marshall County is.. The

getaways that we have been

giving away had a lot of discussion

as to whether it is worth all

the work for the amount of people

that actually use them.


730 Colorado, Manhattan, Ks

Is now open Great bargains in

clothing, collectibles and household


Retail hours are Tuesday - Friday, 12N to 3PM.

Saturday 10 AM to 1PM. Closed Mondays.

Sandy Harding will report at

the next meeting about what

other things we have done in

the past. One idea from the

group was to have a scavenger

hunt at the Sampler Festival

with the prize a membership to

the Explorer Club..

The new Kansas Travelers

Guide is available and was

passed out.

The next North Central

Kansas Tourism meeting will

be Feb 17 in Abilene at the

Eisenhower Library at 1:00 pm

The NCKT meeting on June 16


Director George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune

met with the Board with a

weekly update.

County Health Nurse Sue

Rhodes met with the Board to

present them with an overview

of the year 2010 at the Marshall

County Health Department.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to go into executive session for

five minutes at 11:56 a.m. to

discuss matters of non-elected

personnel with County Health

Nurse Sue Rhodes present.


Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the vouchers, as presented,

and issue warrants from

the respective funds.


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session for

ten minutes at 12:40 p.m. to

discuss matters of non-elected

personnel with County Clerk

Sonya L. Stohs present.


Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to adjourn the meeting at 12:50

p.m. Unanimous. The next

scheduled meeting will be

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

starting at 9:00 a.m.

best value.

* Choose local seasonal

foods that, when plentiful, typically

cost less.

* Do homework and comparison

shopping before making

major purchases.

* Reserve more expensive

restaurant meals for special


* Look for ways to save

every day – and do it.

For more information about

saving, spending, and managing

money, contact the

Marshall County K-State

Research and Extension Office,

or go online. Go to


and click on

Financial Resources, then K-

State Research and Extensions

Publications. Free resources

include publications such as

“Smart Uses for Your Tax

Refund” and “Basic Money

Management,” (Publication

#S134G), which includes tips

for organizing finances and

building skills in managing

money successfully. Savings

resources are also are available

at www.KansasSaves.org.

is in Marshall County. For

Show and Tell, we were told

about the “Crazy Little Thing

Call Love” to be held at the

Waterville Opera House and

The Weaver and that the

Evangelical Church of Christ is

having a soup supper.

The next meeting will be at

Marysville at the Marshall

County Visitor Center at 7:00


Meeting was adjourned.

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Community Education for MCAC Event:

The Marshall County Arts Cooperative

presents...An Evening with Matt Alber, A

Musical Conversation.

When: Thursday, March 3rd @ 7:00pm

(Suburban will pick up at 6:00pm at the

Waterville Grade School and 6:15pm at the

Blue Rapids Grade School).

Where: Lee Dam Center for Fine Art

Free Admission, Free Transportation! All

you have to do is pre-register because space

is limited. To register for this event, please

call 363-2211 by Tuesday, March 1st.

Sports Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 24, 2011

Valley Heights Boys Basketball Schedule

Record 11 Wins - 9 Losses


* 2 - 7:30PMValley Heights @ Centralia L 43-71

* 7 - 7:30 PM Bern @ Valley Heights W 79 - 48

10 - 7:30 PM Valley Heights @ Wabaunsee High W 63 - 31

14 - 7:30 PM Republic County @ Valley Heights L 51 - 73

* 17 - 7:30 PM Blue Valley @ Valley Heights W 55 - 41

21 - 7:30 PM Valley Heights @ Linn W 68 - 49


* 4 - 7:30 PM Valley Heights @ Clifton-Clyde L 69 - 70 OT

* 7 - 7:30 PM Axtell @ Valley Heights W 60 - 50

11 - 7:30 PM Centralia @ Valley Heights (Postponed)

15 - Valley Heights @ TBA TVL at Onaga

TVL - Valley Heights vs Frankfort L 39 - 54

Coon 15

TVL - Valley Heights vs Clifton-Clyde W 60 -34

Trimble 15 (3-3's), Coon 14, Dobrovolny 13.

TVL - Valley Heights vs Axtell W 57 - 36

25 - 7:30PM Centralia @ Valley Heights W 50 - 44 OT

Trimble 18, Dobrovolny 12

* 28 -7:30 PM Valley Heights @ B&B L 37 - 45

Dobrovolny 13.


4 - 7:30 PM Valley Heights @ Wamego High School L 42 - 55

Dobrovolny 24 (3-3's)

* 8 - 7:30 PM Valley Heights @ Frankfort W 47 - 41

Dobrovolny 16, Coon 12

* 11 - 7:30 PM Hanover @ Valley Heights L 32 - 53

Trimble 15

* 15 - 7:30 PM Valley Heights @ Onaga L 66 - 69 OT

Coon 21, Trimble 14 (4-3's), Musil 13.

* 18 - 7:30 PM Valley Heights @ Washington County L 37 - 54

* 19 - 3:30PM Wetmore @ Valley Heights W 73 - 43

Coon 23, Drobrovolny 16, Trimble 15

* 22 - 7:30 PM Linn @ Valley Heights W 78 - 66

Dobrovolny 34. Trimble 10


1 Valley Heights @ TBA TVL at Onaga (Jan. 15th-22nd)

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* 76:00 PM Bern @ Valley Heights W 46 - 36

10 - 6:00 PM Valley Heights @ Wabaunsee High W 45 - 42

14 - 6:00 PM Republic County @ Valley Heights L 26 - 55

* 17 - 6:00 PM Blue Valley @ Valley Heights W 45 - 30

21 - 6:00 PM Valley Heights @ Linn W 46 - 16


* 4 - 6:00 PM Valley Heights @ Clifton-Clyde W 49 - 40

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11 - 6:00 PM Centralia @ Valley Heights (Postponed)

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Bargdill 31, Musil 14

TVL - Valley Heights - Frankfort W 52 - 42

Bargdill 28

21 - 8:00PM Washington County vs. Valley Heights L 52 - 65

TVL Semifinal: Musil & McNary 14, Bargdill 12.

22 - 4:00PM B&B vs. Valley Heights L 43 - 53

TVL 3rd Place: Bargdill 21, Musil 10.

25 - 6:00PM Centralia @ Valley Heights L 41 - 54

Bargdill 22, Musil 13

* 28 - 6:00 PM Valley Heights @ B&B L 26 - 39

Bargdill 13.


4 - 6:00 PM Valley Heights @ Wamego High School L 35 - 51

* 8 - 6:00 PM Valley Heights @ Frankfort L 39 - 48

Musil 24

* 11 - 6:00 PM Hanover @ Valley Heights L 28 - 49

Musil 18

* 15 - 6:00 PM Valley Heights @ Onaga L 24 - 42

* 18 - 6:00 PM Valley Heights @ Washington County L 28 - 53

Musil 15

* 19 - 2:00PM Wetmore @ Valley Heights L 46 - 47

Bargdill 19, Froberg 10

* 22 - 6:00 PM Linn @ Valley Heights W 54 - 23

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Debt-Limit Remedy Gives Fiscal Hawks Leverage

by Daniel J. Mitchell

The Cato Institute

What happens when an

unstoppable force meets an

immovable object? House

Republicans can pass all sorts

of legislation to reduce the burden

of government spending,

but they don't control the

Senate and they can't override a

presidential veto. President

Barack Obama, meanwhile,

lacks the power to compel

Congress to approve

Democratic goals, including

higher taxes.

This is a recipe for gridlock.

And gridlock means bigger

government: Democratic proponents

of the status quo are in

much stronger position to prevail

because there are few ways

for budget cutters to exert their


But there is some hope

because of a "must-pass" piece

Master Teacher Rick Hildebrand

Rick Hildebrand

K – 12 Art Teacher

USD 223 – Barnes/

Hanover/ Linn

“I embrace teaching as an

opportunity to inspire and


Those powerful words form

the first sentence of Rick

Hildebrand’s educational philosophy.

Here are a few more:

“I encourage students to

challenge existing boundaries

by teaching them to make the

familiar different and question

how they have come to know

what they believe to be true

By Kaitlyn Wilson

“Nobody can go back and

start a new beginning, but anyone

can start today and make a

new ending.” Through her

involvement in school activities

and her caring attitude, this

quote by Maria Robinson is

one that Senior Dani Lockhart

lives by.

Lockhart has been involved

in volleyball, basketball, track,

drill team, VH club, and KAY’s

all four years of her high school


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career. She has also been in the

all school play for two years, a

library assistant one year, a

member of the journalism staff

for one year, and a member of

about their world. This helps

students see boundaries,

whether personal or social, as

constructed and affords them

an opportunity to challenge and

move beyond them.”

For Hildebrand, who has

taught kindergarten through

12th grade art at USD 223’s

Linn school system for the past

24 years, the words ring especially

and poignantly true after

a 2003 auto accident in which

he was involved.

“What makes Mr.

Hildebrand unique is that he is

a quadriplegic,” says Michael

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of legislation. The president

wants Congress to increase the

statutory debt ceiling of $14.3

trillion so that government

operations remain unaffected.

Republicans oppose this business-

as-usual approach and are

insisting on real fiscal reforms

in exchange for a higher ceiling.

We have a fiscal crisis

caused by too much spending,

not too little taxes.

If neither side budges, and

the debt ceiling remains fixed,

some people worry this might

lead to a default by the U.S.

government. More specifically,

they're concerned that the

inability to issue debt would

compromise the Treasury

Department's ability to make

scheduled payments to bondholders.

They also worry this

might lead to a Greek-style

sovereign-debt crisis that




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student council. Lockhart has

been in 4-H for eleven years.

She has been 4-H president,

secretary, and treasurer, the

KAY’s club secretary, and drill

team captain. “My involvement

in school has helped me learn

how to prepare events, manage

my time, be productive, and be


Lockhart says that after high

school she wants to attend a

junior college then go on to

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would destabilize financial


This seems like an

overblown fear. After all, the

federal government is expected

to collect more than $2.1 trillion

of tax revenue this year,

while interest payments on the

publicly held debt will only be

about $200 billion. So even

without an increase in the debt

limit, the Treasury Department

will have more than enough

revenue to cover its interest

obligations and avoid a default.

Spooked by Uncertainty

That being said, financial

markets are sometimes

spooked by uncertainty. And

since Treasury Secretary

Timothy Geithner began making

some irresponsible statements

about the risks of

default, there is growing interest

in legislation by Senator Pat

Toomey, a Republican of




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Pennsylvania, to alleviate the

market's fears.

Quite simply, Toomey's bill

would require the federal government

to fulfill obligations to

bondholders before making any

other disbursements.

To the extent that investors

actually are worried, Toomey's

legislation would remove

ambiguity and, to borrow from

the title of the bill, make clear

that the "full faith and credit" of

the U.S. government would be


Toomey's proposal has generated

a lot of angst among

Beltway insiders because it

would change the political

dynamics of the budget fight.

Politicians love to pontificate

about the dangers of debt, but

many of them are MIA when it

comes to putting real limits on

the growth of government


D. Savage, Linn Public Schools

principal. “But, as I am fond of

saying, a person does not teach

with his arms and legs—a true

educator teaches with their


“Yes, Rick loves art, but he

loves his students even more.

When I hear what his students

have to say about Mr.

Hildebrand, it is obvious they

love him also,” writes a colleague.

Hildebrand’s achievements

earned him a Peter John Loux

Award in 2009. The award recognizes

three Kansans who

Emporia State. She wants to

major in accounting or business

and possibly play basketball.

Later on in life she would like

to travel to Italy because, “it

would be awesome to see all

the scenery.” Lockhart says she

would like to be remembered

as a caring person. “I always

try to support or listen to my

friends,” she says. “I just listen

when they need someone.”

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have demonstrated exceptional

desire and dedication in overcoming

disabilities. He is also a

1997 winner in the Kansas

Artist Postcard Series, sponsored

by the Association of

Community Arts Agencies of


“In my view, teaching is not

about instructing or imparting

information to students as if

their minds were waiting to be

filled with my knowledge,”

Hildebrand writes. “Rather,

teaching is igniting learning,

empowering students to take

responsibility for their learning,


inspiring courage to grow intellectually,

cultivating curiosity,

providing opportunities for

developing relationships, clarifying

values, uplifting the spirit

and igniting action.”

Hildebrand earned two bachelor

of science degrees, one in

art and another in psychology,

from Southwestern Oklahoma

State University. He also

earned a master’s degree from


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Kansas State star Jacob

Pullen insisted he didn't really

have an answer, but his wry

smile told a different story.

After torching top-ranked

Kansas for 38 points Monday

night, Pullen poured in 27 more

Saturday to lead Kansas State

past Oklahoma 77-62. Ten came

in a late 14-0 run that put the

game away.

So Pullen's 65 points and two

wins made for a pretty good

week. As for explaining his hot

streak, Pullen was less effective.

``I don't know, man,'' he said.

``The ball's just going in for me.

Just finding a rhythm.''

Rodney McGruder had 20

points, including five 3-pointers,

for Kansas State (18-9, 6-6

Big 12), which kept itself in the

NCAA tournament at-large conversation.

Oklahoma (12-14, 4-8) lost

its fifth straight despite 21

points from Cade Davis and 10

each from Carl Blair and

Andrew Fitzgerald.

Davis, the Sooners' lone senior,

did his best to get his team

back into the game after being

down 15 at halftime. It was

exactly what Wildcats coach

Frank Martin had warned his

team about at halftime.

``I told our guys Davis was

going to fight, that he does it

every day,'' Martin said.

Davis rainbowed in three 3point

shots in the first 4:08 of

the second half, cutting Kansas

State's lead to 43-33.

Some of his teammates

chipped in after that, including

three points by Fitzgerald in a 5-

0 run. Davis then converted a

three-point play, pulling

Oklahoma within 48-41 with

11:45 remaining.

Davis was 8 of 9 from the

floor at that point and had more

than half of Oklahoma's points.

``It wasn't me trying to do it

personally,'' Davis said. ``I was

just getting open in the offense,

and it definitely felt like every

shot was going to go in.''

Just 87 seconds later, though,

Davis was called for his fourth

foul, putting him on the bench

with 10:18 left. He did not

attempt another shot.

The Sooners did not fold,

though. With Kansas State off to

a 4-for-16 start in the half,

Oklahoma kept chipping away.

Blair's 3-pointer cut the deficit

to 55-50 with 6:16 remaining,

the closest the Sooners had been

since midway through the first


``It wasn't me trying

to do it personally,''

Davis said. ``I was just

getting open in the

offense, and it definitely

felt like every shot

was going to go in.''

But then on a dead ball, Blair

was called for a technical foul.

The momentum changed as

Pullen walked to the free throw

line. He hit the two free throws,

and Kansas State exploded for

14 straight points in 92 seconds.

``It had a huge effect, a huge

effect,'' Oklahoma coach Jeff

Capel said of the technical. ``It's

a five-point game, they hadn't

scored in a while ... huge effect.

I still can't tell you what happened.

I wish I knew.''

During the run, Pullen made

two free throws, hit two 3pointers

and made a steal for a


``He's that type of player,''

Wildcats forward Jamar

Samuels said. ``He can put a

team on his back anytime. I'm

proud of him.''

McGruder also hit a 3-pointer,

and Will Spradling's free

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Pullen, Kansas State Run Away From Oklahoma 77-62

throw made it 69-50 with 4:20


``I haven't seen a game turn

that many times,'' Davis said.

``We're a team that has to stay

close. When that happened, it

was too much.''

Kansas State finished 10 of

19 from 3-point range. The

teams were a combined 32 of 36

from the free throw line. Other

than Davis, the Sooners shot 13

of 48.

The Sooners did not look like

losers of four straight early.

They put together a 9-2 run featuring

five points by Fitzgerald

and led 13-11 with 11:25 to play

in the first half.

But K-State responded

behind Spradling, a freshman

reserve who hit two 3-pointers

to spark a 13-0 run over the next

four minutes. McGruder capped

the run with a 3-pointer for a

24-13 lead with 8:13 remaining

before halftime.

Davis finally snapped the

drought with a tough turnaround

jumper from the baseline

and scored five more points

in the next four minutes, helping

the Sooners recover to a 30-

24 deficit.

The Wildcats, though, ended

the half with nine straight

points, the final five coming

from McGruder on a 3-pointer

and a 19-foot jumper that just

beat the buzzer and gave K-

State a 39-24 halftime advantage.

``Rodney really stepped up

and made shots, especially in

crucial situations,'' Martin said.

Pullen became Kansas State's

career leader in games played

with 128. He also recorded his

200th career steal in the first

half, making him the first player

in school history with 1,800

points, 400 assists, 300

rebounds and 200 steals.

K-State’s Brittany Chambers (2) goes up to score 10 points against the Buffaloes.

(Photo by Tonya Ricklefs)

K-State’s Jacob Pullen (0) moves past the Sooners to score 27 points. (Photo by Ben


Chambers, Childs

Lead Cats to 800-Win Club

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Brittany

Chambers scored a career-high

32 points, which included six

made three-pointers, as Kansas

State became just the 13th program

in women’s basketball

history to record 800 wins following

a thrilling 69-64 victory

over Nebraska Saturday night

at the Devaney Center.

Jalana Childs added 22

points for the Wildcats (18-7,

8-4), including two key free

throws with six seconds left to

ice the game and make it a twopossession

contest. Chambers

was 13-of-18 from the field

against the Huskers and

became the 19th player in

school history to score 30-plus

points in a game.

The Wildcats became just

the second Big 12 Conference

women’s basketball program to

reach the 800-win plateau, joining

the Texas Longhorns, and

the second in the nation to do

so this year after Long Beach

State picked up its 800th victory

last week.

With the game tied at 50

midway through the second

half, both teams would trade

baskets in what proved to be an

exciting, back-and-forth affair.

K-State would lean on

Chambers and Childs down the

stretch as the duo combined for

25 of K-State’s final 27 points

in the game to lead the Cats to

the win.

Childs put K-State ahead,

62-61, with 3:54 left before

Chambers added a bucket at the

1:48 mark to up the lead to

three. Childs then banked in a

three-pointer as the shot clock

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expired with 50 seconds left to

give the Cats a 67-61 advantage.

Following a Nebraska

three-pointer, Childs grabbed

an offensive rebound from a

Chambers missed free throw

and was fouled – she then hit

both of her attempts from the

line to seal the victory.

After trailing by a pair at the

half, Kansas State came out firing

in the opening four minutes

of the second half as Chambers

registered two connections

from deep followed by a

Kelsey Hill three-point field

goal to give K-State a 42-41

lead with 15:27 to play.

K-State built a five-point

lead, 48-43, with 12:52 to play,

but a Lindsey Moore threepoint

play brought Nebraska to

within two, 48-46, with 11:57

remaining. A fast break layup

by Chambers boosted the K-

State advantage to 50-47 with

10:45 remaining, but Katya

Leick knocked down her third

three-point field goal of the

contest to tie the score at 50

with 10:15 play before

Chambers and Childs took


Jordan Hooper scored 20

points to lead the Huskers (12-

14, 2-10).

Kansas State faced an early

seven-point deficit in the opening

half, as the Wildcats were

just 3-of-11 from the field in

the first eight minutes.

Nebraska was able to improve

its lead to 10 on a Leick threepoint

field goal with 10:03 to

play and force a Wildcat timeout.

Chambers cut into the

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back-to-back trips and brought

K-State to within five at 18-13

with 7:57 remaining. An offbalance

three-point field goal

by Leick just before the shot

clock expired gave Nebraska a

21-13 lead, but a three from

Taelor Karr followed by a three

from Hill brought K-State to

within two, 21-19, with 4:11 to


Following a Hooper three,

Chambers answered with her

fourth connection from beyond

the arc to bring K-State to within

two again, 24-22, with 3:40

remaining. Kansas State

evened the contest at 29 with

1:26 to play, as Childs rattled

off five straight points, but a

pair of free throws by Moore

with under a minute to play

gave the Huskers a 31-29 halftime


The Wildcats were led by

Chambers in the opening stanza

with 14 points including a 4of-5

performance from beyond

the arc, while Childs added

seven. Chambers has now

scored in double figures in 20

games this season and 42 contests

in her career. She has registered

four or more made 3point

field goals in a game in

12 career games, including

eight this season.

Kansas State will conclude

its two-game road trip on

Wednesday night, as the

Wildcats travel to Waco, Texas,

to face top-ranked Baylor at 7

p.m. Live audio of the matchup

can be found on the K-State

Sports Network and for free at


Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Kansas State Wildcats

2010-2011 Basketball SCHEDULE

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11/02/10 vs. Newman TV Bramlage Coliseum 83 - 56

11/07/10 vs. Washburn TV Bramlage Coliseum 90 - 44

11/12/10 vs. James Madison TV Bramlage Coliseum 75 - 61 1-0

11/16/10 vs. Virginia Tech TV Bramlage Coliseum 73 - 57 2-0

11/18/10 vs. Presbyterian TV Bramlage Coliseum 76 - 67 3-0

11/22/10 vs. Gonzaga TV Kansas City, Mo. 81 - 64 4-0

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11/29/10 vs. Emporia State TV Bramlage Coliseum 85 - 61 6-1

12/03/10 at Washington State TV Pullman, Wash. 63 - 58 7-1

12/06/10 vs. Alcorn State TV Bramlage Coliseum 89 - 55 8-1

12/11/10 at Loyola TV Chicago, Ill. 68 - 60 9-1

12/18/10 vs. Florida TV Sunrise, Fla. 44 - 57 9-2

12/21/10 vs. UNLV TV Kansas City, Mo. 59 - 63 9-3

12/23/10 vs. UMKC TV Bramlage Coliseum 80 - 64 10-3

12/31/10 vs. North Florida TV Bramlage Coliseum 100 - 76 11-3

01/03/11 vs. Savannah State TV Bramlage Coliseum 92 - 61 12-3

01/08/11 at Oklahoma State TV Stillwater, Okla. 62 - 76 12-4

01/12/11 vs. Colorado TV Bramlage Coliseum 66 - 74 12-5

01/15/11 vs. Texas Tech TV Bramlage Coliseum 94 - 60 13-5

01/17/11 at Missouri TV Columbia, Mo. 59 - 75 13-6

01/22/11 at Texas A&M TV College Station, Texas 56 - 64 13-7

01/24/11 vs. Baylor TV Bramlage Coliseum 69 - 61 14-7

01/29/11 at Kansas TV Lawrence, Kan. 66 - 90 14-8

02/02/11 vs. Nebraska TV Bramlage Coliseum 69 - 53 15-8

02/05/11 at Iowa State TV Ames, Iowa 86 - 85 16-8

02/12/11 at Colorado TV Boulder, Colo. 56 - 58 16-9

02/14/11 vs. Kansas TV Bramlage Coliseum 84 - 68 17-9

02/19/11 vs. Oklahoma TV Bramlage Coliseum 77 - 62 18-9

02/23/11 at Nebraska TV Lincoln, Neb. 8:00 PM CT

02/26/11 vs. Missouri TV Bramlage Coliseum 11:00 AM CT

02/28/11 at Texas TV Austin, Texas 8:00 PM CT

03/05/11 vs. Iowa State TV Bramlage Coliseum 12:30 PM CT

03/09/11 TBD Kansas City, Mo. TBA

Date Opponent / Event Location Time / Result

11/04/10 vs. Fort Hays State Bramlage Coliseum 91 - 25

11/08/10 vs. Washburn Bramlage Coliseum 91 - 47

11/12/10 vs. Grambling St. Bramlage Coliseum 67 - 44 1-0

11/13/10 vs. St. John's Bramlage Coliseum 64 - 53 2-0

11/17/10 vs. Indiana State Bramlage Coliseum 64 - 48 3-0

11/21/10 vs. Western Illinois Bramlage Coliseum 63 - 53 4-0

11/27/10 at College of Charleston Charleston, SC 56 - 46 5-0

11/30/10 vs. South Dakota St. Bramlage Coliseum 56 - 51 6-0

12/05/10 at Iowa Iowa City, Iowa 62 - 68 6-1

12/08/10 vs. North Dakota TV Bramlage Coliseum 76 - 49 7-1

12/12/10 vs. UC Davis Bramlage Coliseum 61 - 41 8-1

12/20/10 at UTSA San Antonio, Texas 55 - 72 8-2

12/21/10 vs. Middle Tennessee State San Antonio, Texas 49 - 63 8-3

12/29/10 at Dartmouth Hanover, N.H. 69 - 48 9-3

12/30/10 at Vermont Hanover, N.H. 68 - 39 10-3

01/09/11 vs. Oklahoma State TV Bramlage Coliseum 63 - 45 11-3

01/12/11 at Oklahoma TV Norman, Okla. 45 - 52 11-4

01/15/11 at Texas Tech TV Lubbock, Texas 66 - 68 11-5

01/19/11 vs. Missouri TV Bramlage Coliseum 66 - 63 12-5

01/22/11 vs. Nebraska TV Bramlage Coliseum 64 - 37 13-5

01/26/11 at Colorado TV Boulder, Colo. 72 - 59 14-5

01/29/11 vs. Kansas TV Bramlage Coliseum 65 - 60 15-5

02/05/11 at Missouri Columbia, Mo. 60 - 55 16-5

02/09/11 vs. Texas TV Bramlage Coliseum 59 - 69 16-6

02/13/11 at Iowa State TV Ames, Iowa 53 - 60 16-7

02/16/11 vs. Colorado TV Bramlage Coliseum 78 - 51 17-7

02/19/11 at Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. 69 - 64 18-7

02/23/11 at Baylor Waco, Texas 7:00 p.m. CT

02/26/11 vs. Iowa State TV Bramlage Coliseum 7:00 p.m. CT

03/02/11 vs. Texas A&M TV Bramlage Coliseum 7:00 p.m. CT

03/05/11 at Kansas TV Lawrence, Kan. 6:30 p.m. CT

03/08/11 Big 12 Championships TV Kansas City, Mo. TBA

2010-11 Big 12 Conference Basketball Statistics

Men’s Conference Women’s Conference

(Through February 22) (All games)

Scoring Offense

## Team G W-L Pts Avg/G


1.Kansas.............. 28 26-2 2347 83.8

2.Missouri............ 27 21-6 2255 83.5

3.Colorado............ 27 16-11 2140 79.3

4.Texas............... 28 24-4 2111 75.4

5.Iowa State.......... 28 14-14 2087 74.5

6.Texas Tech.......... 27 12-15 1984 73.5

7.Kansas State........ 27 18-9 1981 73.4

8.Baylor.............. 26 17-9 1856 71.4

9.Texas A&M........... 26 21-5 1831 70.4

10.Oklahoma State...... 27 16-11 1866 69.1

11.Nebraska............ 26 18-8 1758 67.6

12.Oklahoma............ 26 12-14 1734 66.7

Scoring Defense

## Team G Pts Avg/G


1.Nebraska............ 26 1538 59.2

2.Texas............... 28 1670 59.6

3.Texas A&M........... 26 1588 61.1

4.Baylor.............. 26 1641 63.1

5.Kansas.............. 28 1813 64.8

6.Kansas State........ 27 1772 65.6

7.Oklahoma State...... 27 1829 67.7

8.Oklahoma............ 26 1770 68.1

9.Iowa State.......... 28 1941 69.3

10.Missouri............ 27 1909 70.7

11.Colorado............ 27 1956 72.4

12.Texas Tech.......... 27 2058 76.2

Scoring Margin

## Team G OFF DEF Margin


1.Kansas.............. 28 83.8 64.8 +19.1

2.Texas............... 28 75.4 59.6 +15.8

3.Missouri............ 27 83.5 70.7 +12.8

4.Texas A&M........... 26 70.4 61.1 +9.3

5.Nebraska............ 26 67.6 59.2 +8.5

6.Baylor.............. 26 71.4 63.1 +8.3

7.Kansas State........ 27 73.4 65.6 +7.7

8.Colorado............ 27 79.3 72.4 +6.8

9.Iowa State.......... 28 74.5 69.3 +5.2

10.Oklahoma State...... 27 69.1 67.7 +1.4

11.Oklahoma............ 26 66.7 68.1 -1.4

12.Texas Tech.......... 27 73.5 76.2 -2.7

Free Throw Percentage

## Team G FTM FTA Pct


1.Colorado............ 27 493 625 .789

2.Oklahoma............ 26 332 454 .731

3.Missouri............ 27 419 576 .727

4.Iowa State.......... 28 330 457 .722

5.Nebraska............ 26 346 480 .721

6.Oklahoma State...... 27 490 680 .721

7.Texas Tech.......... 27 425 592 .718

8.Texas A&M........... 26 457 647 .706

9.Baylor.............. 26 425 612 .694

10.Kansas.............. 28 435 648 .671

11.Texas............... 28 464 720 .644

12.Kansas State........ 27 419 663 .632

Field Goal Percentage

## Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Kansas.............. 28 850 1630 .521

2.Baylor.............. 26 645 1353 .477

3.Missouri............ 27 818 1730 .473

4.Nebraska............ 26 641 1359 .472

5.Colorado............ 27 746 1587 .470

6.Texas............... 28 745 1612 .462

7.Oklahoma............ 26 618 1356 .456

8.Texas Tech.......... 27 707 1569 .451

9.Texas A&M........... 26 616 1376 .448

10.Kansas State........ 27 683 1569 .435

11.Iowa State.......... 28 756 1742 .434

12.Oklahoma State...... 27 631 1455 .434

FG Percentage Defense

## Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Texas............... 28 611 1666 .367

2.Nebraska............ 26 525 1383 .380

3.Kansas.............. 28 641 1624 .395

4.Texas A&M........... 26 558 1350 .413

5.Iowa State.......... 28 710 1711 .415

6.Baylor.............. 26 581 1397 .416

7.Oklahoma State...... 27 588 1404 .419

8.Kansas State........ 27 593 1399 .424

9.Missouri............ 27 672 1572 .427

10.Colorado............ 27 687 1539 .446

11.Oklahoma............ 26 618 1381 .448

12.Texas Tech.......... 27 732 1587 .461

3-Point FG Percentage

## Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Kansas.............. 28 212 541 .392

2.Texas............... 28 157 410 .383

3.Kansas State........ 27 196 521 .376

4.Missouri............ 27 200 533 .375

5.Colorado............ 27 155 416 .373

6.Iowa State.......... 28 245 660 .371

7.Texas Tech.......... 27 145 401 .362

8.Baylor.............. 26 141 396 .356

9.Oklahoma............ 26 166 479 .347

10.Texas A&M........... 26 142 414 .343

11.Nebraska............ 26 130 419 .310

12.Oklahoma State...... 27 114 386 .295

3-Pt FG Pct Defense

## Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Texas............... 28 117 416 .281

2.Kansas.............. 28 159 541 .294

3.Nebraska............ 26 181 570 .318

4.Texas A&M........... 26 146 454 .322

5.Iowa State.......... 28 182 563 .323

6.Missouri............ 27 158 483 .327

7.Kansas State........ 27 135 387 .349

8.Baylor.............. 26 165 471 .350

9.Oklahoma State...... 27 165 465 .355

10.Oklahoma............ 26 161 445 .362

11.Colorado............ 27 175 482 .363

12.Texas Tech.......... 27 160 438 .365


## Team G Reb Avg/G


1.Texas............... 28 1144 40.9

2.Kansas State........ 27 1040 38.5

3.Kansas.............. 28 1078 38.5

4.Iowa State.......... 28 1035 37.0

5.Texas A&M........... 26 961 37.0

6.Missouri............ 27 991 36.7

7.Baylor.............. 26 927 35.7

8.Colorado............ 27 962 35.6

9.Nebraska............ 26 922 35.5

10.Oklahoma State...... 27 940 34.8

11.Texas Tech.......... 27 893 33.1

12.Oklahoma............ 26 807 31.0

Rebounding Defense

## Team G Reb Avg/G


1.Texas A&M........... 26 758 29.2

2.Baylor.............. 26 776 29.8

3.Kansas State........ 27 833 30.9

4.Kansas.............. 28 871 31.1

5.Nebraska............ 26 829 31.9

6.Oklahoma............ 26 833 32.0

7.Oklahoma State...... 27 885 32.8

Colorado............ 27 885 32.8

9.Texas............... 28 956 34.1

10.Texas Tech.......... 27 969 35.9

11.Missouri............ 27 997 36.9

12.Iowa State.......... 28 1091 39.0

Through games of Feb 22, 2011 (All games)


## Team G W-L Pts Avg/G


1.Baylor.............. 26 24-2 2087 80.3

2.Texas A&M........... 26 23-3 2081 80.0

3.Texas............... 27 17-10 2108 78.1

4.Oklahoma............ 26 19-7 2001 77.0

5.Kansas.............. 26 17-9 1879 72.3

6.Oklahoma State...... 25 15-10 1710 68.4

7.Iowa State.......... 27 19-8 1788 66.2

Texas Tech.......... 27 19-8 1788 66.2

9.Nebraska............ 27 13-14 1750 64.8

10.Kansas State........ 25 18-7 1570 62.8

11.Colorado............ 25 12-13 1518 60.7

12.Missouri............ 27 12-15 1616 59.9


## Team G Pts Avg/G


1.Baylor.............. 26 1370 52.7

2.Kansas State........ 25 1359 54.4

3.Iowa State.......... 27 1487 55.1

4.Texas Tech.......... 27 1513 56.0

5.Oklahoma State...... 25 1439 57.6

6.Texas A&M........... 26 1500 57.7

7.Colorado............ 25 1517 60.7

8.Nebraska............ 27 1712 63.4

9.Kansas.............. 26 1662 63.9

10.Missouri............ 27 1733 64.2

11.Oklahoma............ 26 1694 65.2

12.Texas............... 27 1854 68.7


## Team G OFF DEF Margin


1.Baylor.............. 26 80.3 52.7 +27.6

2.Texas A&M........... 26 80.0 57.7 +22.3

3.Oklahoma............ 26 77.0 65.2 +11.8

4.Iowa State.......... 27 66.2 55.1 +11.1

5.Oklahoma State...... 25 68.4 57.6 +10.8

6.Texas Tech.......... 27 66.2 56.0 +10.2

7.Texas............... 27 78.1 68.7 +9.4

8.Kansas State........ 25 62.8 54.4 +8.4

9.Kansas.............. 26 72.3 63.9 +8.3

10.Nebraska............ 27 64.8 63.4 +1.4

11.Colorado............ 25 60.7 60.7 +0.0

12.Missouri............ 27 59.9 64.2 -4.3


## Team G FTM FTA Pct


1.Oklahoma............ 26 387 511 .757

2.Baylor.............. 26 500 671 .745

3.Texas A&M........... 26 412 559 .737

4.Nebraska............ 27 295 413 .714

5.Iowa State.......... 27 380 534 .712

6.Texas............... 27 450 654 .688

7.Texas Tech.......... 27 332 490 .678

8.Kansas.............. 26 392 581 .675

9.Oklahoma State...... 25 313 483 .648

10.Kansas State........ 25 247 384 .643

11.Colorado............ 25 243 391 .621

12.Missouri............ 27 302 488 .619


## Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Kansas.............. 26 694 1477 .470

2.Baylor.............. 26 727 1552 .468

3.Texas A&M........... 26 770 1679 .459

4.Iowa State.......... 27 614 1388 .442

5.Oklahoma............ 26 707 1654 .427

6.Texas Tech.......... 27 669 1572 .426

7.Texas............... 27 734 1740 .422

8.Kansas State........ 25 584 1423 .410

9.Oklahoma State...... 25 635 1586 .400

10.Colorado............ 25 563 1416 .398

11.Missouri............ 27 590 1506 .392

12.Nebraska............ 27 631 1611 .392


## Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Baylor.............. 26 506 1615 .313

2.Iowa State.......... 27 534 1522 .351

3.Oklahoma State...... 25 493 1392 .354

4.Kansas State........ 25 484 1332 .363

5.Texas Tech.......... 27 553 1471 .376

6.Texas A&M........... 26 501 1312 .382

7.Kansas.............. 26 629 1631 .386

8.Oklahoma............ 26 577 1481 .390

9.Colorado............ 25 537 1377 .390

10.Missouri............ 27 633 1611 .393

11.Nebraska............ 27 646 1636 .395

12.Texas............... 27 707 1777 .398


## Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Baylor.............. 26 133 355 .375

2.Texas............... 27 190 512 .371

3.Iowa State.......... 27 180 488 .369

4.Oklahoma............ 26 200 548 .365

5.Texas Tech.......... 27 118 337 .350

6.Texas A&M........... 26 129 371 .348

7.Nebraska............ 27 193 573 .337

8.Colorado............ 25 149 456 .327

9.Kansas.............. 26 99 304 .326

10.Kansas State........ 25 155 476 .326

11.Missouri............ 27 134 473 .283

12.Oklahoma State...... 25 127 460 .276


## Team G FG FGA Pct


1.Baylor.............. 26 127 522 .243

2.Texas Tech.......... 27 117 394 .297

3.Iowa State.......... 27 170 566 .300

4.Kansas.............. 26 115 382 .301

5.Colorado............ 25 122 403 .303

6.Texas............... 27 143 469 .305

7.Kansas State........ 25 105 344 .305

8.Oklahoma State...... 25 161 521 .309

9.Oklahoma............ 26 127 395 .322

10.Texas A&M........... 26 112 347 .323

11.Missouri............ 27 152 463 .328

12.Nebraska............ 27 170 506 .336


## Team G Reb Avg/G


1.Baylor.............. 26 1169 45.0

2.Oklahoma State...... 25 1089 43.6

3.Texas............... 27 1166 43.2

4.Nebraska............ 27 1067 39.5

5.Oklahoma............ 26 1025 39.4

Texas A&M........... 26 1025 39.4

7.Texas Tech.......... 27 1064 39.4

8.Kansas.............. 26 1024 39.4

9.Colorado............ 25 982 39.3

10.Iowa State.......... 27 1053 39.0

11.Missouri............ 27 1031 38.2

12.Kansas State........ 25 934 37.4


## Team G Reb Avg/G


1.Iowa State.......... 27 846 31.3

2.Texas A&M........... 26 848 32.6

3.Texas Tech.......... 27 920 34.1

4.Colorado............ 25 860 34.4

5.Kansas State........ 25 888 35.5

6.Baylor.............. 26 924 35.5

7.Kansas.............. 26 959 36.9

8.Oklahoma............ 26 971 37.3

9.Oklahoma State...... 25 940 37.6

10.Nebraska............ 27 1033 38.3

11.Missouri............ 27 1043 38.6

12.Texas............... 27 1073 39.7

KSU Sports Information

MANHATTAN, Kan. – With

the assistance of a 20-4 run to

close out the first half and redhot

three-point shooting,

Kansas State secured the program’s

799th victory with a 78-

51 win over Colorado in

Bramlage Coliseum on

Wednesday night. K-State (17-

7, 7-4) hit 14 3-pointers to

defeat the Buffaloes (12-12, 3-

8), the most since Jan. 5, 2003,

against Iowa when the Wildcats

drained 15 from long range.

The win by K-State pushes

the program’s record in 43 seasons

to 799-474 (.628). With

one more victory, the Wildcats

will become the 13th NCAA

Division I women’s program to

reach the 800-win plateau.

After the team opened the

game 0-of-5 from the field, junior

Alina Voronenko recorded

all nine of her points in a nineminute

stretch of the first half,

as she connected on three 3pointers

and give K-State a 21-

15 edge with 7:16 remaining.

Colorado was able to use a 6-

1 run over the next two minutes

to hold a 23-22 lead with 5:15 to

play as Chelsea Dale capped the

rally on a jump shot. The

remainder of the half belonged

to K-State as junior Jalana

Childs scored 12 of her 18


Big 12 Basketball


Men’s Standings

Big 12 Pct Overall Pct

Texas 12-1 .923 24-4 .857

Kansas 11-2 .846 26-2 .929

Texas A&M 8-4 .667 21-5 .808

Missouri 7-5 .583 21-6 .778

Nebraska 6-6 .500 18-8 .692

Kansas State 6-6 .500 18-9 .667

Baylor 6-6 .500 17-9 .654

Colorado 5-7 .417 16-11 .593

Oklahoma 4-8 .333 12-14 .462

Texas Tech 4-8 .333 12-15 .444

Oklahoma State 4-9 .308 16-11 .593

Iowa State 1-12 .077 14-14 .500

As of February 22, 09:12 PM CT

Women’s Standings

Big 12 Pct Overall Pct

Baylor 11-1 .917 24-2 .923

Texas A&M 11-2 .846 23-3 .885

Oklahoma 9-3 .750 19-7 .731

Kansas State 8-4 .667 18-7 .720

Iowa State 7-6 .538 19-8 .704

Texas Tech 6-7 .462 19-8 .704

Texas 6-7 .462 17-10 .630

Kansas 4-8 .333 17-9 .654

Missouri 4-9 .308 12-15 .444

Oklahoma State 3-9 .250 15-10 .600

Colorado 3-9 .250 12-13 .480

Nebraska 3-10 .231 13-14 .481

As of February 22, 09:31 PM CT

K-State Captures

Win No. 799

points during the Wildcats’

decisive 20-4 run late in the half

to capture a 42-27 halftime

advantage. K-State finished the

first half with an 8-of-14 (.571)

effort from beyond the arc.

K-State continued its strong

performance into the second

half, as the Wildcats shot 48.3

percent in the second frame and

a blistering 60.0 percent from

deep. Sophomore Taelor Karr

registered 13 of her game-high

19 points in the second half,

which included a career-hightying

five 3-point field goals on

the night.

Joining Childs and Karr in

double figures was sophomore

Brittany Chambers with 10

points. Chambers also added six

rebounds and four assists to her

stat line. Also playing an allaround

game on Wednesday

was sophomore Mariah White

with four points, seven

rebounds, five assists and four


Kansas State’s first attempt at

win number 800 will come on

Saturday night, as the Wildcats

travel to Lincoln, Neb., to face

Nebraska at 7:05 p.m. The contest

will air live on Fox Sports

Midwest and will be carried on

the radio on the K-State Sports

Network and live online at


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Morris scores 27, No. 3 Kansas beats Okla St 92-65


Marcus Morris had 27 points

and No. 3 Kansas brushed off

the suspension of point guard

Tyshawn Taylor, romping past

Oklahoma State 92-65 on

Monday night.

The Jayhawks (26-2, 11-2

Big 12) hit eight of their first 10

shots and pulled away from the

outmanned Cowboys with an

18-2 spree that led to a 52-28

halftime bulge.

Marshall Moses had 27

points for Oklahoma State (16-

11, 4-9), 13 above his season

average. He scored 16 in the

first half, but the Cowboys

never got closer than 19 after


Taylor, a 6-foot-3 junior who

has struggled at times to replace

Sherron Collins at the point,

was suspended indefinitely earlier

Monday for violating

unspecified team rules.

Sophomore Elijah Johnson,

who started in his place, had 15

points and was 4 for 4 from

behind the 3-point arc. He also

had three assists while alternating

with other guards bringing

the ball up the floor as the

Jayhawks shot 56 percent in a

sizzling first half and 54 percent

for the game.

Markieff Morris, who had a

career-high 26 points in the previous

game against Colorado,

had 15 points and seven

rebounds for the Jayhawks,

whose loss to Kansas State last

Monday dropped them from

No. 1 to No. 3 in this week's

Associated Press poll.

During the decisive stretch in

the early going, the Cowboys

went more than 6 minutes with-

halftime lead to 52-44 on Kim

English's layup with 11:23 left.

The Tigers couldn't put the

Cyclones away, though, as Scott

Christopherson hit a pair of 3s

and Diante Garrett cut through

traffic to tie it up at 58-all.

Bowers and Ricardo Ratliffe

kept Iowa State from taking its

first lead with back-to-back

inside buckets that put the

Tigers up 62-58. The Cyclones

scored just once in nearly four

minutes after Garrett's layup,

allowing Missouri to build

enough cushion to survive.

Ratliffe had 10 points and 10

rebounds for the Tigers, who

won despite 16 turnovers and

23 percent shooting from 3point


``We've played spurts where

we've played well on the road.

We just hadn't done it for 40

out a field goal. Moses' fadeaway

jumper at the 11:49 mark

made it 24-19, then Johnson hit

a jumper and the Jayhawks

were off and running to their

15th straight victory over

Oklahoma State in Allen


Marcus Morris hit his second

straight 3-pointer, then

Oklahoma State's Keiton Page

turned the ball over and Marcus

made a basket.

Thomas Robinson, who got a

big hand when he came into the

game after missing three out-

Holmes' late FTs lift Aggies past Cowboys 67-66


Mired at 4-4 in the Big 12

standings in early February,

Texas A&M coach Mark

Turgeon wasn't sure the Aggies

would be competitive over the

long haul in the conference.

Two weeks and four wins

later, Turgeon is a bit more confident

in his team. The Aggies'

current streak includes three

straight road wins, including a

67-66 decision on Saturday at

Oklahoma State.

David Loubeau scored 22

points for Texas A&M (21-5, 8-

4) and B.J. Holmes hit two key

free throws with 15.9 seconds

left to give the Aggies the win

and allowed them to maintain

their hold on third place in the

conference behind No. 1 Kansas

and No. 3 Texas.

``This group is starting to

maximize what we are,''

Turgeon said.

``I don't want to say it was

pretty ... but it was a heck of a

college basketball game.''

The Aggies have won three

straight against Oklahoma State

(16-10, 4-8) and four of the last

five in the series. The loss put a

damper on Oklahoma State's

already tenuous NCAA tournament

hopes, and it won't get

easier soon for the Cowboys,

who visit No. 1 Kansas on


Reger Dowell _ who didn't

even play in two of Oklahoma

State's previous three games _

scored a career-high 22 points

and put the Cowboys up 66-65

with two free throws with 17

seconds left.

``We had no answer for him,''

Turgeon said.

But immediately after making

those free throws, Dowell

fouled Holmes in the backcourt.

Dowell said he was trying to

slow Holmes and force him to

use more time bringing the ball

up the court, but ``he kind of

used his momentum against me

and got the contact and flopped.

The ref called it. It was a boneheaded

mistake on my part.''

Holmes, a 78 percent freethrow

shooter, made both shots

to put the Aggies ahead 67-66.

``I'll take it,'' Turgeon said.

``...It was just a physical game

and B.J. is pretty good at drawing


Without a timeout, Dowell

looked to penetrate the lane and

the Cowboys eventually worked

the ball inside to Matt Pilgrim,

who appeared ready to shoot

when Texas A&M's Dash Harris

knocked the ball out of bounds

with 2.7 seconds left. On the

ensuing play, Dowell inbounded

to Pilgrim, who missed a deep

shot from the corner as time


``We just kicked ourselves in

the foot all night long,''

Oklahoma State coach Travis

Ford said. ``It's amazing we had

the lead with however many

seconds it was to go because we

made way too many mistakes

tonight to even be in this basketball


Ford said Dowell ``did a lot

of good things'' and that his late

foul ``definitely wasn't what

cost us the game. You fight so

hard just to get to that point but

there were so many more mistakes

than just that.''

Oklahoma State suffered only

its fifth home loss in 45 games

during Ford's three seasons.

Two of those losses have come

this season, to the Aggies and to


``It's a huge disappointment,''

Oklahoma State guard Keiton

Page said. ``We had to win this

game. We're at home with our

crowd. We're tough to beat here

... so it's disappointing to lose

this type of game in our own


No. 20 Missouri beats Iowa State 76-70

AMES, Iowa (AP)

Missouri can finally celebrate

on a trip back to Columbia

instead of sulking over yet

another road loss in the Big 12.

Marcus Denmon scored 25

points, Laurence Bowers added

16 and the No. 20 Tigers beat

Iowa State 76-70 on Saturday,

winning their first league road

game and their first away from

Mizzou Arena since beating

Illinois in St. Louis in


Missouri survived with a stellar

effort from the line in the

second half, hitting 16 of 20

free throws and four straight to

go ahead 66-60 with 3:27 left.

Bowers then capped a scrambling

possession with a putback,

giving the Tigers a 68-60 lead

with 1:55 to go.

Iowa State got to 72-68 with

minutes,'' Missouri coach Mike

Anderson said.

Missouri blew out Iowa State

by 33 points when the two met

in Columbia last month. The

Tigers jumped out to a 22-point

halftime lead and cruised from

there, handing the Cyclones

their biggest loss of the year.

Early on, things looked disturbingly

similar for Iowa State.

The Tigers hit nine of their

first 12 shots and jumped ahead

21-9 just seven minutes in. But

Iowa State pulled back within

23-18, keeping the game from

getting out of hand.

The energized Cyclones then

controlled the tempo over the

last 10 minutes of the first half,

cutting Missouri's lead to 35-33.

``Our defense in the last 10

minutes of the first half was

great. If you come out and start

and took a 40-38 lead on Andre

Almeida's tip-in with 16:29

remaining. It was the first time

Texas had trailed in seven


The Huskers got back-toback

layups from Richardson,

and Almeida's left-handed hook

made it 50-42 with 11:39 left.

Nebraska's biggest lead was 11,

the last time after Jeter's layup.

The burst came after Sadler

changed Nebraska's offense and


able Saturday, have only one

win in their last 12 games.

``We exhausted too much

energy trying to get back into

the game,'' Iowa State coach

Fred Hoiberg said. ``We had

some pretty tired guys out


Missouri won its third

straight game in Ames, the first

time it has done so since 1995.

That paled in comparison,

though, with finally winning a

Big 12 road game in 2011.

``We broke the huddle with

'Road Dogs,''' Bowers said.

``We won, so we're calling ourselves

'Road Dogs' until midnight.''

Richardson seals Nebraska upset of No. 3 Texas 70-67


Count Texas among those

very impressed by Nebraska's

upset of the No. 3 Longhorns.

Brandon Richardson hit a

pair of free throws with 7.2 seconds

left to seal the

Cornhuskers' 70-67 win on

Saturday. Nebraska hadn't beaten

a team ranked in the top three

since knocking off No. 3

Missouri 98-91 in the 1994 Big

Eight Conference tournament.

After Texas' 3-point attempt

fell short at the buzzer,

Nebraska students stormed the

court and hoisted players on

their shoulders.

``Man, what a great game,''

Nebraska coach Doc Sadler

said. ``How can you not be

excited? It's a great day for us.''

The Cornhuskers' second win

over a Top 25 opponent this season

broke Texas' school record

Big 12 winning streak at 11

games. Nebraska downed then-

No. 13 Texas A&M 57-48 on

24 seconds left. But Missouri

iced the game with four free

throws from Michael Dixon,

who was 0 of 7 from the field

but a perfect 6 for 6 from the


``It just feels good to get a

win, especially getting back on

the plane. There's been so many

sad plane rides,'' Dixon said.

``Just quiet, silence, nothing, so

it'll be good to get back.''

Jake Anderson had 17 points

for Iowa State (14-13, 1-11),

which lost its ninth straight

game after an encouraging 14-4


Though Missouri never

trailed in breaking in a fivegame

league losing skid on the

road, the undermanned

Cyclones pushed the Tigers

until the final minute.

Missouri pushed a two-point

Jan. 29.

Texas coach Rick Barnes said

this one wasn't a fluke.

``There's no question

Nebraska deserves all the credit

because they were a terrific

team today,'' he said. ``Doc

Sadler is one of the great guys

in this business, and it couldn't

have happened to a better guy.

If this helps them to the NCAA

tournament, then it would be

great for him. The fans were

great, and they definitely

deserved to win the game.''

Richardson led Nebraska

with 15 points, 10 in the second

half. Toney McCray added 14.

Jordan Hamilton and Brown

each had 18 to top Texas. Cory

Joseph had 13.

Nebraska (18-8, 6-6 Big 12),

which trailed by seven points at

halftime, took a 64-53 lead on

Lance Jeter's driving layup with

2:35 left. But the Cornhuskers

made just six of 11 free throws

in the last two minutes to help

ings with a knee injury, got a

bucket and then Josh Selby fed

Marcus Morris, who blew right

past a flat-footed Cowboys

defender and slammed the ball

home for a 35-19 lead.

Moses finally broke

Oklahoma State's field goal

drought with a layup at the 5:36

mark, but Mario Little answered

with a 3 from the top of the key.

Two free throws by Little and

one by Johnson put the

Jayhawks on top 42-21. Moses,

a 6-7 senior, was 8 for 11 from

the floor and made 10 of 13 free

Texas A&M beat the

Cowboys by 23 on Jan. 13 but it

wasn't so easy for the Aggies in

the rematch. Neither team led

by more than eight points and

the game included 13 lead

changes and 14 ties. The

Aggies' leading scorer, Khris

Middleton, didn't score until

6:35 remained but finished with

12 points, helping keep

Oklahoma State at bay in the

final minutes.

``Khris was about as bad as

he's been for 30 minutes, then

he was about as good as he's

been,'' Turgeon said.

Oklahoma State played most

of the second half without leading

scorer and rebounder

Marshall Moses, who Ford said

has been sick for a couple of

days. Moses played only seven

minutes and went scoreless for

the first time this season.

The teams combined for 48

fouls _ 26 on Oklahoma State,

the game that way, we could be

up 10 points. That is the disappointing

thing for me, because

have shown how capable we

are,'' Iowa State coach Fred

Hoiberg said.

Christopherson and Calvin

Godfrey each scored 13 points

and Garrett added 12 points and

10 assists for Iowa State. The

Cyclones played their second

straight game without senior

forward Jamie Vanderbeken,

who sprained his left ankle last

week in a loss at top-ranked


The absence of Vanderbeken,

who is averaging 11.3 points

and shooting 43.7 percent from

3-point range, has only made

life worse for a team whose lack

of depth has been exposed.

The Cyclones, who had just

seven scholarship players avail-

Texas Tech wins 78-69 at Baylor to end 4-game skid

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Despite being short-handed

on the road, Texas Tech just

kept holding on against Baylor.

Brad Reese scored 12 of his

17 points after halftime and the

Red Raiders snapped a fourgame

losing streak with a 78-69

victory Saturday night. Tech led

the final 26 minutes of the

game, responding each time

Baylor got within a basket after


``The record doesn't show it,

but the kids have kept playing

hard and they deserve this,''

Tech coach Pat Knight said.

``They've got to learn that even

though you deserve it, you've

got to take it. No one's going to

give it to you.''

The Red Raiders (12-15, 4-8

Big 12) were coming off consecutive

close calls against Top

25 teams, losing by three

against Texas A&M and by

eight at Missouri.

They were already playing

without Mike Singletary, their

top rebounder and No. 2 scorer

who was out with a calf injury.

Then two of Tech's post players

fouled out _ Jaye Crockett with

15 minutes left, and D'walyn

Roberts with 10 minutes.

Baylor (17-9, 5-7) was within

64-62 and with the ball after a

turnover by Reese with 3:51

left. But the Bears had three

consecutive turnovers, by three

different players. Robert

Lewandowski and Reese then

scored for the Red Raiders.

``Dejected, disappointed,

upset as much as you can be

after a game,'' Baylor coach

Scott Drew said. ``But want to

give Texas Tech the credit. They

got every big play, every loose

ball, everything they needed to


Baylor, whose only other

home loss this season was to

No. 1 Kansas, is 5-6 its last 11


After reaching an NCAA

regional final last season, the

Bears are in danger of missing

the tournament this season.

They have four regular-season

games left, three of them

against Top 25 teams.

``It's going to be tough. But

like coach said, as long as we've

got a chance, we have a

chance,'' LaceDarius Dunn said.

Texas get back in it.

``We made it much tougher

than we could have,'' Sadler

said. ``They made some plays.

You're not going to just go beat

teams like that.

``We just needed to make

some free throws.''

Texas (23-4, 11-1) went on a

12-1 run, making seven of nine

free throws and adding a pair of

baskets. Alexis Wangmere's free

throws tied it 65-65 with 1:07


Richardson sank a pair of

foul shots with 43.5 seconds

remaining to put Nebraska back

in front, and Drake Beranek

made one of two with 24.7 seconds


Texas' J'Covan Brown made

two of three free throws with

12.6 seconds remaining to cut

the deficit to one, but his 3point

attempt at the buzzer fell


Hamilton said he was confident

Texas could come back,

``So we're going to keep pushing,

we're going to stay focused

and not let this determine our

goal of what we're trying to get


Dunn, who became Baylor's

career scoring leader in the previous

game, had a game-high 21

points. He was only 1 of 6 on 3pointers,

the make coming with

21 seconds left to stretch his

school-record streak to 40 consecutive

games with a 3-pointer.

Anthony Jones has 11 points

for the Bears, and Perry Jones

had 10.

John Roberson added 16

points Texas Tech, which shot

51 percent from the field. David

Tairu had 12 points while

Lewandowski had 12 points and

11 rebounds in 25 minutes.

even though the Longhorns

were trailing by double figures

with less than two minutes to


``There was never a doubt in

my mind,'' he said. ``I think

(Nebraska) shot a great percentage

in the second half. They

played really hard. The crowd

got into it. They got loud. We

missed some shots, I missed

some easy shots, and some wide

open looks, even in the first

half. That was the outcome.''

The Cornhuskers were every

bit as confident, even when they

were down at halftime.

``It was as positive as we've

ever been in the locker room,''

McCray said. ``Nobody was rattled,

nobody was discouraged or

nothing like that. It was almost

like we was up. I don't want to

sound stupid, but I didn't even

know the score. We knew it was

going to be a 40-minute game.''

Nebraska hit seven of its first

eight shots in the second half

``Yeah, the offense was good.

We took a few bad shots, quick,

but I thought our guys really

worked the ball. And they've

been doing that,'' Knight said.

``We finally got it in their head

that with the motion offense,

you don't need to take contested

shots. Just make that one extra


Texas Tech went ahead to

stay when Paul Cooper's jumper

with 6 minutes left in the first

half made it 24-23.

That was part of a 15-6 run

by the Red Raiders over the

final 7:20 of the first half when

Baylor didn't make a field goal.

Baylor jumped out to an early

14-6 lead, but Tech scored eight

consecutive points and got even

on a dunk by Reese.

throws. But Kansas outrebounded

the Cowboys 38-25 and

made 20 of 27 foul shots.

In the second half, Moses'

two free throws sliced the lead

to 74-55 before Johnson

answered with a 3-pointer and

ignited another Jayhawks push

that quickly built the lead to 83-

58 on another 3 by Johnson.

Reger Dowell had 10 points

for Oklahoma State.

22 on Texas A&M. The Aggies

finished 27 of 35 from the freethrow

line, while Oklahoma

State was 23 of 29.

Ford was slapped with a technical

less than 5 minutes into

the game and Holmes made

both free throws to put the

Aggies up 11-4. Over the next 7

minutes, the teams combined

for one basket and six points.

Three Cowboys _ Markel

Brown, Jarred Shaw and Roger

Franklin _ each had three fouls

by halftime. Brown received a

technical foul after a skirmish

with Texas A&M's Nathan


Page added 12 points for the

Cowboys while Jean-Paul

Olukemi had 11. Pilgrim finished

with nine points and 11

rebounds as Oklahoma State

outrebounded Texas A&M 30-

22. Texas A&M entered the

game eighth in the nation in

rebounding margin.

After Anthony Jones saved

the ball from going out of

bounds and Quincy Acy scored

after a give-and-go with Dunn,

the Bears were within 56-54

midway through the second

half. But Acy missed a free

throw after being fouled, then

Roberson and Reese scored for

the Red Raiders.

A.J. Walton hit two free

throws early in the second half

to get Baylor within 38-36, but

Tairu then hit a 3-pointer and

Reese a jumper.

It was a tough day for Baylor

against Texas Tech.

Earlier Saturday in Lubbock,

the No. 1-ranked Lady Bears

lost 56-45 to Tech, ending their

21-game winning streak.

put centers Almeida and Jorge

Brian Diaz on the blocks to get

them one-on-one coverage and

open up driving lanes.

``They were not ready for me

and Brian on the post,'' Almeida

said. ``I don't know when was

the last time we've run that

offense. We tried it one time,

and it worked. The second time

it worked. We just kept going

with it.''

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Texas A&M coach Gary

Blair used his pregame speech

to talk to his team about No. 1

Baylor's loss to unranked Texas

Tech earlier in the day.

He wanted to make sure the

same thing didn't happen to his

fifth-ranked Aggies. For a

while, though, it looked like

they didn't get the message.

They finally got going late

with Danielle Adams scoring

24 points as Texas A&M outlasted

Oklahoma State 76-67

on Saturday night.

The score was tied 54-all

with about 5 minutes remaining

before Texas A&M (22-3, 10-2

Big 12) scored 11 straight

points. Sydney Colson scored

the first five points in that run

and Adams capped it with a

jump shot with about 2 minutes


Texas Tech upsets No. 1 Baylor 56-45


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Saturday after the Lady

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Jan. 26, 2006, when Kentucky

beat top-ranked Tennessee 66-


Baylor last lost in November

to Connecticut.

Casey Morris, who led Texas

Tech with 13 points, said the

team believed it could win. The

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points in the first half before

Oklahoma State (15-10, 3-9)

took the lead midway through

the second period. Texas A&M

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down low and was cold from

outside for most of the second

half to allow the Cowgirls to

hang around until the late run.

``When you are not at your

best and still be able to win, it's

a beautiful win,'' Blair said.

``You better learn to be humble

and stumble. If we would have

been on the road we probably

would have lost today.''

Texas A&M's Sydney Carter

said they learned a lesson on


``It's a wake-up call for us to

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we can beat Texas A&M. We

know we can beat Baylor _ we

know we can beat anybody

when we play as good as we

can. Our team is stacked with

talent, so we never doubt ourselves

and we always have confidence

and I think we just

showed it tonight.''

The win evened a loss in

Lubbock last year when

Brittney Griner was ejected for

punching a Texas Tech player.

Griner finished with 15

points and six rebounds to lead

Baylor (24-2, 11-1), which finished

with season lows in

shooting (25.9 percent) and

scoring. The Lady Bears averaged

81.7 points coming into

the contest.

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey

lauded Tech's defense and saw

her team lacking spunk.

``We just kept thinking

'We're going to shoot better,

we're going to shoot better,' and

we just didn't move,'' she said.

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tell that that was really affecting


Texas Tech led most of the

game, going ahead 52-37 with

5:23 left when Kierra Mallard

hit a jumper in the lane. Baylor

used a 6-0 run that included a

3-pointer by Melissa Jones and

a bucket by Odyssey Sims _ her

first of the game _ to cut the

deficit to 52-43.

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Toni Young's 23 points and 17


Cowgirls coach Kurt Budke

was impressed with the Aggies

despite their struggles against

his squad

``I told Gary, I think his team

is no question in my mind a

Final Four team,'' Budke said.

``It's by far his best offensive

team he's ever had. For us to

come here ... and perform like

we did tonight, I could not be

more proud of these kids.''

The win was Texas A&M's

seventh in eight tries against

Oklahoma State and got the

Aggies back on track after

Monday's 67-58 loss at Baylor.

Adams, who turned 22 on

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19 points for Texas A&M and

Tyra White had 13.

Colson, who had been on the

bench for big chunks in the second

half after getting three

fouls before halftime, came in

and scored her five quick

points to make it 59-54 in the

run that sealed the game. She

fouled out with about 3 minutes

remaining when she got tangled

up with Carolyn Blair-


Aside from those points,

Colson didn't do much else and

finished with eight points, one

assist and two turnovers.

``Those two shots were

huge,'' Blair said. ``We're struggling

there. I don't throw kids

under the bus (but) she knows

she needs to be better.''

The Cowgirls took their first

lead since early in the game,

51-50, on a three-point play by

Vicky McIntyre with just under

and Mulkey at midcourt by the

scorers table.

Curry was visibly angry and

the official worked to stay

wedged between the two

coaches. Curry was shouting

and pointing her finger at

Mulkey before the official sent

them back to their respective


``I just didn't think Kierra

deserved the foul,'' Curry said.

The Lady Bears got eight

points in the paint and were

outrebounded 20-19 in the first

half. They shot just 26 percent

from the field.

Jordan Barncastle, the recipient

of Griner's punch last year

in Lubbock, came into the

game with 6:44 left in the half

and guarded Griner on the

Lady Bears' first possession.

They failed to score.

Curry tossed the game ball to

Barncastle after the win, later

saying, ``She deserved that. she

only played three minutes

today but the bottomline is

Jordan is an incredible lady.''

About a minute later, a wide

9 minutes remaining.

Adams had a tough time

against Oklahoma State's

defense despite leading the

Aggies in scoring. The 6-foot-1

Adams went 8 of 21 while

struggling to get shots over 6-6

freshman McIntyre.

``You have to consider that a

good night against her,'' Budke

said of holding Adams to 24

points. ``She's a great teammate.

She doesn't care about

scoring. I love the kid. At the

end of the night you just hope

she doesn't go for 40.''

Tiffany Bias scored 20

points and had five assists for

Oklahoma State, who had 23

turnovers that led to 27 points

by the Aggies. Nineteen of

Young's points came after halftime

when she asked Budke to

get her the ball more.

``Second half I was more

relaxed and determined to

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game this year _ to tie the score

at 19. But for the rest of the half

Baylor got just two free throws,

failing to sink a bucket for


Meanwhile the Lady Raiders

got nine points to lead 28-21 at


halftime. The Lady Bears halftime

deficit was their second

largest this season and Baylor's

lowest points for a first half

since getting 27 against

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score,'' she said. ``In the second

half my team needed me to


Oklahoma State scored the

first seven points of the second

half to continue a run that started

in the first half and tied it at

36-all with 18 minutes remaining.

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