For the record A6 The Hays Daily News Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 Watch for breaking news at HDNews.net Markets Local Interest Courtesy: Edward Jones Noon quotes AT&T 34.72 -.20 Atmos Energy Common54.22 +.02 Bank America Corp. 17.34 0 Baxter 71.60 +.70 BP 41.88 +.11 Commerce Banc 45.68 +.30 Con Agra 34.74 +.38 Deere & Co 87.77 +2.80 Duf & Phelp 10.42 -.10 Duke Energy 81.17 -2.33 Halliburton 53.16 +.79 Home Depot Inc. 97.29 +1.51 Kroger 57.75 +.24 Lowe’s Co. 57.56 +.62 McDonald’s 94.64 0 Microsoft 48.70 +.84 Molson Coors 77.09 +2.93 Northwest Nat. Gas 47.15 +.31 Raytheon Co. 104.70 +.56 Southwest Gas Corp 58.55 -.83 Sprint NexTel 4.69 -.23 Sysco Corp 37.98 +.16 Sykes Enterprises 24.00 -.36 Union Pacific 118.92 +2.51 Wal Mart 77.81 +.11 Westar Energy 38.26 -.06 Hays cash grains Courtesy: Golden Belt Co-op Local cash wheat . ..............................5.33 Local cash milo . .................................3.53 Oil $ per barrel Kansas Crude (Thursday).............. $67.75 NY Spot Crude . ..............................$78.24 Economy adds 214,000 jobs in Oct. By Jim Puzzanghera Tribune News Service The economy posted another solid, though somewhat disappointing, month of job growth in October, adding 214,000 net new positions while the unemployment rate fell to a post-Great Recession low of 5.8 percent, the Labor Department said today. October’s job gains were down from the previous month’s upwardly revised figure of 256,000 and below economists’ expectations. But the Labor Department said job growth was slightly stronger in August and September than originally estimated, with 31,000 more positions added. Those revisions pushed August’s figure to 203,000, meaning the best streak of job creation since the 1990s did not end in the summer, as was originally thought. With October’s solid growth, the economy now has added more than 200,000 jobs for nine straight months. That’s the best performance since a 19-month streak from 199395. Job creation has averaged 222,000 so far this year. The unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point to 5.8 percent, the lowest since July 2008. The drop came as the labor force participation rate ticked up to 62.8 percent, still historically low. Wage growth picked up slightly, with average hourly earnings rising three cents to $24.57 in October after being flat the previous month. Overall, wages were up 2 percent for the 12 months ended in October. That was above the 1.7 percent inflation rate. mall, Obituaries Lawrence ‘Larry’ Emanuel Bodine of the home; two daughters, Paula K. Tajchman and husband, Lloyd, Topeka, and Rebecca L. Cole, St. James Lawrence “Larry” EmanCity, Fla.; two grandchildren, uel Bodine, 82, Hays, died Wade A. Tajchman and wife, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, Kris, and Rebecca A. Drews at Hays Medical and husband, Mike, all of Center. Topeka; and three greatHe was born grandchildren, Logan and Sept. 19, 1932, Dylan Tajchman and Kaylee in Enid, Okla., to Harold Beth Drews, all of Topeka. Wesley and Margery Olivia He was preceded in death (Schafnitt) Bodine. by his parents. He married Anna B. Services will be at 1 p.m. Woods in Monday at St. John Lutheran January Church, located 7 miles 1953. He north of Ellis; burial in the later marchurch cemetery, with miliried Dolores tary honors courtesy of the “Dee” Legion Riders of Hays and Schonthaler the Kansas Army National on Feb. 18, Guard. A Masonic service 1978, at St. will take place, led by Tim John Lutheran Church. He Miller. started his career with the Visitation will be from 5 Derby Kansas Police Departto 8 p.m. Sunday at Brock’s ment and then became a Keithley Funeral Chapel, Kansas Highway Patrol 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601, Trooper. He also served as and from 12:30 p.m. until a pilot during his 23-year time of service Monday at career, retiring in 1988. the church. He was a U.S. Marine A prayer service will be at veteran, serving during the 7 p.m. Sunday, followed by Korean War and retired from an Eastern Star service, both the Army National Guard at the funeral home. after 20 years of service. Memorials are suggested He was a 60-year member to the Knight Templar Eye of the Hays Masonic Lodge Foundation or Masonic No. 195, where he has served Foundation Cancer Research as master. He was a past Endowment Foundation in grand high priest of Kansas, care of the funeral home. most illustrious grand master Condolences can be left by of Kansas and grand comguestbook at www.keithleyfumander of Kansas. He was neralchapels.com or emailed a past patron of Eastern Star to keithleyfuneralHays Chapter No. 228 and [email protected] served many other appendant Masonic bodies. He was a member and past president Donald L. “Don” Butcher, of the Hays Lions Club. He 82, Hays, died Thursday, was a past district governor Nov. 6, 2014, at Via Christi for the state of Kansas. He Villages, Hays. attended St. John Lutheran Arrangements are pending Church, Ellis. Survivors include his wife, at Hays Memorial Chapel Donald L. ‘Don’ Butcher Marianna Kistler Beach, 94, Lawrence, died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014. A “program” will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 16 at the K-State Alumni Center, Manhattan, followed by a celebration of life at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan. Doris Louise Davis, 89, Ness City, died Monday, Nov. 3, 2014, at Trego CountyLemke Memorial Hospital Additional services Long Term Care, WaKeeney. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in Utica Cemetery; cremation has taken place. Ruby June Werner, 83, Phillipsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Smith County Memorial Hospital, Smith Center. Services will be at a11 a.m. Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; in- urnment in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Friends can sign the book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Obituary policy The Hays Daily News will publish an obituary free for people with direct ties to the area. More information can be added for additional charges. Contact us at (800) 657-6017. daughter, Sue Weber and husband, Jim, Weber, Oakley; three grandchildren, Jennifer Koel, Colby, Joy Heinrich and husband, Chad, Salina, Roy F. Sack, 68, Hays, and Stephen Weber and wife, died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, Nicole, Lincoln; and six greatin Hays. grandchildren, Leighton and He was born Aug. 28, Elizabeth Koel, Conner and 1946, in Camden Weber, and Chris Hays to and Irina Otten. Edward He was preceded in death and Clara by his parents; a son, Danny (Brungardt) Goble; a grandson, James Sack. He Goble; and two sisters, Imwas a ojean Hockersmith and Betty graduate of Lou Wick. Hays High Services will be at 10:30 School. a.m. Monday at United He was a longtime oilfield Methodist Church, Oakley. worker, currently working for Visitation will be from 2 to Discovery Drilling. He had 5 p.m. Sunday at Baalmann owned and operated Sack Mortuary, Oakley. Tank Service and was also Memorials are suggested a Hotsie Pressure Washer to the church or Logan dealer. Duard Goble, 90, OakCounty Manor in care of the He enjoyed golfing, fishing, ley, died Wednesday, Nov. mortuary. playing gin and pinochle and 5, 2014, at Logan County Condolences can be sent was a sports fan. Manor. to the family at www.baalSurvivors include his He was born Feb. 17, 1924, mannmortuary.com. longtime companion, Sandy in Logan County to Oura and Harper, Hays; three sons, Opal (Davis) Goble. Darrin Sack and wife, He married Helen Suter on Michelle, Hays, Paul Sack, Nov. 21, 1946. She preceded Delphyn Biggs, 83, Oberlin, Nickerson, and Nathan Sack, him in death. He was a farm- died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Mustang, Okla.; a brother, er and owned and operated Arrangements are pendthe Oakley Skelly Service. ing at Pauls Funeral Home, Norman Sack, Arizona; a Survivors include a Oberlin. sister, Sharon Zier, Salina; Funeral Home, 1906 Pine, Hays, KS 67601. Roy F. Sack 14 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Anthony Sack. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Brock’s-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601; private family inurnment will be at a later date in St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. Memorials are suggested to the CardioPulmonary Rehab Center at the Center for Health Improvement in care of the funeral home. Condolences can be left by guestbook at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or emailed to [email protected] Duard Goble Delphyn Biggs Boehner-McConnell relationship: Respect, low drama By Matt Fuller Tribune News Service WASHINGTON — John A. Boehner and Mitch McConnell have never been best friends. But they aren’t enemies, either. Far from it, say staffers and sources who know both lawmakers. The speaker and the Senate’s presumptive new majority leader have built, through the years, a solid professional relationship based on a sturdy sense of mutual respect. That relationship is in the spotlight now more than ever, with Republicans emboldened in the wake of Tuesday’s wave election that saw the GOP pick up at least eight seats in the Senate and more than a dozen in the House. Sources told CQ Roll Call that Boehner and McConnell don’t have to be close personally to get things done. “While they’ve never played horseshoes on the speaker’s lawn, they spend a lot of time together, speak regularly and have demonstrated an unprecedented working relationship between the leaders of the House and Senate,” Don Stewart, a McConnell spokesman, told CQ Roll Call. Their staffs also report Boehner and McConnell meet almost every week the House and Senate are in session, unofficially alternating whose office they meet in. (Aides note their relationship isn’t so rigid that they have to ensure office meeting parity.) Aides also acknowledge that while they have slightly different styles, they’re on the same page when it comes to OLIVIER DOULIERY • Tribune News Service Speaker of the House John Boehner, center, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walk outside the West Wing after a bipartisan group of congressional leaders met with President Barack Obama in November 2012 in Washington. majority is still thin — too thin opposition to a jobs bill in substance. A former senior GOP aide familiar with both 2011 that could have provided to beat a Democratic filibusmoney to improve the Brent ter — and the 2016 elections McConnell and Boehner said they are “two adults in a Spence Bridge. already loom over McConnell’s delicate majority. room that is usually lacking in But even though there’s Boehner, on the other hand, history to the Boehner-McCoadults.” has the largest GOP House Both are establishment nnell relationship, Tuesday’s majority since March of 1929. Republicans with pro-business, elections inevitably alter the Finally, he will have the legislaanti-drama leanings. dynamic — and raise the tive room to ignore some of Their Capitol offices are stakes enormously for both the untamed conservatives in men. separated by a short stroll McConnell has spent much his own conference without across the Rotunda, just as of the past four years bailing having to beg Minority Leader their states are separated by Nancy Pelosi for votes. the Ohio River. Boehner’s Boehner and his Republican Of course, what the House Conference out of jams. (ReCincinnati-suburbs district sends the Senate will have to member the fiscal cliff?) But is approximately 20 miles now, McConnell might need take into account the fragile — north of Kentucky — a fact and possibly fleeting — RePresident Barack Obama Boehner to return the favor. publican majority in the upper has occasionally tried to use While Republican gains in chamber. With 24 Republican the Senate were greater than as leverage against the GOP senators (and only 10 Demoleaders, dinging them for their many expected, McConnell’s crats) facing voters again in two years, Boehner and the House have to be conscious of the votes they force on the vulnerable GOP majority. That’s where the relationship will be tested. That’s where communication will be key. But those who know Boehner and McConnell well don’t anticipate problems. One of Boehner’s most frequent dinner companions, Sen. Richard M. Burr, R-N.C., told CQ Roll Call this week Boehner and McConnell have worked together “religiously” for years. And while it might seem like Burr would be a natural intermediary for Boehner and McConnell, he doesn’t think that’ll be necessary. “I don’t think they need a go-between,” Burr said. Of those potential, but perhaps unnecessary, go-betweens, House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers of Kentucky would also seem like a natural fit. But in a recent interview with CQ Roll Call, Rogers said while he was “very hopeful and anxious that Mitch take over the majority leader’s slot,” he wants to see a renewed focus on passing and conferencing appropriations bills “the old-fashioned way.” He’s more interested in restoring the appropriations process than in serving as an intercessor between the speaker and McConnell. As Burr said of the legislative relationship between the leaders, “Nobody needs to be involved in that other than the two leaders and their staffs.” from A1 “It’s not your fault,” Commissioner Ron Mellick said to Gough. “It’s just that you’re coming after Home Depot.” Gough said the CID the property is seeking doesn’t mean new businesses will come, but renovations will help attract potential clients. “Just so there’s no confusion about the promises, this agreement sets forth the promises to make improvements,” he said. “You have to agree that if we make those improvements, The Mall stands a lot better chance of attracting the types of tenants you want.” “I think that’s questionable in itself, and you can ask Aaron, who’s been working on these matters for years,” Schwaller said of Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development Director Aaron White. “We’ve been trying to attract other retailers to even build standalone facilities for years. Given the current economic environment, although it’s improved, most national chains prefer urban areas to develop smaller stores, not in rural areas. So, no, I disagree with you.” Schwaller said the owner has had a tough time attracting other businesses at other locations, through the online research he’s done. The CID would help mall owners raise $3.1 million for improvements and marketing. Money would be used to improve lighting, flooring and other miscellaneous items in the facility. It also would help with demolition of the former Montana Mike’s building, as well as the now defunct bank drive-through. The commissioners agreed new businesses would improve shopping and increase tax revenue, but none were willing to sign off on the devel- opmental agreement as presented without changes. That included a shortened timeframe for the first two phases of renovations by the end of 2016. “We have to answer to 20,000 people out there who are going to be observing this,” Commissioner Eber Phelps said. “They are going to want immediate results. We’re going to try to get realistic results.” “The whole objective is to take it and make an opportunity,” Gough said when asked about outlet buildings. “And to try to capitalize on the opportunity as soon as possible.” Gough will take the changes back to the mall owners to see what their thoughts are, or if they have a counter offer. Another work session might be needed to hammer out more details before final consideration of the CID by the commission, Gough said. In other business: • Nathan Marcucci was introduced to the commission as the new airport manager. He was hired earlier this week after a national search. Marcucci served as airport operations supervisor for the Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Mich. “I’d like to increase air service out of Hays,” he said. “And I think that’s a very doable thing. I know SkyWest is a very good airline, and I’ve had good experience with them in Traverse City. It’s one, for the most part, that’s been very reliable.” • John Braun, assistant director of public works, gave the commission an overview of rehabilitation of the crosswind runway at the airport. The Federal Aviation Administration has listed the runway as a priority to replace the failing landing strip. “I, personally, am surprised we’ve had to do this amount of maintenance on the runway at this point,” Braun said. “And FAA is concerned about this as well.” The larger north-south runway supports the commercial air travel of SkyWest, while the crosswind runway — constructed in 2003 — supports smaller planes. The total cost for rehabilitation would be $763,400, with the city’s portion totaling $76,340. FAA would fund the remaining $687,060. The city’s share of the project would come from the Airport Improvement Fund, which has approximately $991,000 left as part of allocation money from the last time the airport reached 10,000 boardings in a single year. Then, the airport was allocated $1 million for the boarding goal.
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