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A2 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS this & that THURSDAY, JUNE 8,2006 Rowling . .', -•' • H^V R^PlWv .' •' Rowling ranks as best in magazine survey LONDON (AP) — It's another magical result for J.K. Rowling. The creator of boy wizard Harry Potter was voted Britain's greatest living writer in a survey released today. Readers of The Book Magazine ranked Rowling ahead of literary heavyweights including Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Harold Pinter and A.S. Byatt. Rowling, who is writing the seventh and final Potter book, received almost three times as many votes as fantasy writer Terry Pratchett, who is No. 2 on the list. The magazine's online poll allowed readers to choose from a list of 50 authors, or to add their own suggestion. The top 10 consists of Rowling, Pratchett, McEwan, Rushdie, Kazuo Ishiguro, Philip Pullman, Pinter, Nick Hornby, Byatt and, in a loth-place tie, Jonathan Coe and John Le Carre. Ellis County Sheriff's Office activity log Wednesday Transport, Russell County line Drug offenses, 2300 block Oak Criminal damage to property, 1500 block Yocemento Hays Police Department activity log Wednesday Six animal calls 'i i' -i "i ••fi.iiiiifjo'j i i/yj ow 'li ,23i) TOPEKA (AP) — Here are the winning numbers selected i Wednesday in the Kansas Lottery: A picture worn a million, bucks SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI / Associated Press Japanese model and actress Rikaco smiles In a 7,181-karat diamond dress during a charity diamond jewelry show Wednesday in Tokyo, marking the 40th anniversary of the independence of Botswana, the world's largest diamond producing nation. Animals roam Hays Public Record 10 traffic stops Welfare check, 1000 block East 27th Abuse of child, 1200 block East 27th Disturbance, noise, 2300 block Oak Juvenile complaint, 1700 block Sunset Domestic disturbance, 300 block West Search warrant, 2300 block Oak Harassment, telephone, 100 block West 12th Suspicious person, Interstate 70 milepost 159 Juvenile complaint, 27th and Indian Juvenile complaint, 2900 block Willow Mentally ill person, 500 block East Eighth Suspicious activity, 300 block West Ninth Theft, general, 1000 block East 41st Theft, 4300 block Vine Traffic/driving complaint, 1000 block Reservation Unlock vehicle/building, 3600 block Vine Daily Pick 3 3-2-7 Super Kansas Cash ^,^-30-ki ^ Super^Cashball 17 Kansas 2by2 Red Numbers: 2-19; White Numbers: 2-15. n i j<?^? wer " ) ^ Powerball: 08 Power Play: 05 Hot Lotto 18-22-24-27-28; Hot Ball 12 Community Bulletin Board High Plains Mental Health Center has been awarded a Child Placement Agency License from the Kansas State Department of Health and Environment for its newly developed Homeward Bound Resource Home Program. This program is designed to help children with behavioral or emotional disturbances and their families stay together by providing early mental health intervention services prior to or during a crisis. Resource Homes will pro- vide supportive services to the child and family. If interested in hearing more about the program or becoming a resource home, please contact Audrey Schoenberger, Program Manager at High Plains Mental Health Center, at (785) 628-2871. • • • A free screening to check the development of children from birth through 2 years old is being sponsored by Hays Interagency Coordinating Council. The screening will be June 21 at Hays Area Children's Center. Children from Ellis and Rush counties are eligible to attend. Local professionals will check children in the areas of speech, language, vision, height, weight, hearing, thinking, self-help, behavior and motor development. Interested parents may call the HARC, 625-3257, to make an appointment. Chief Jim Braun asked for an article concerning deer for Cop Corner since we have had several hi town this spring. I thought this could be fun especially with the new DreamWorks cartoon, "Over the Hedge" that came out May 19. The movie is about all these little critters living in suburbia. So, I researched all the little animals that live in Hays, big brown bats, skunks, opossums, raccoons, squirrels and, of course, our occasional deer. I am sure there are probably others, but I have responded to calls involving these, and I would rather not talk about snakes. My research concerns people living with the animals, not the other way around. When this land was settled, we settled around rivers, lakes, creeks and oceans. We needed a water source, which was the same water source the animals were using before we got here. They have adapted to living with us, and here are a few things I have learned about us living with them. Raccoons, like humans, are always in search of food, water and shelter. They have found garbage cans to be a good source of food. They are curious and usually not aggressive unless cornered, mating, or with their young. You can send them on their way with a good spray of water from the hose or a bucket of water. Remind children not to feed, approach or touch them. Bats are one of our most misunderstood and feared animals. They have long been associated with evil and doom yet the truth is that they are one of our most beneficial species. Big brown bats eat about a third of their weight every night while feeding on insects. I know of at least two residents here in Hays who have bat houses and are trying to attract the bats to their homes. I might put one up; goodness knows I have plenty of bugs right now! Squirrels are one wild species that have adapted to humans and learned to coexist with them. They can live on both natural foods and hand-outs. , ,'Every fall, the gray squirrel spends its day gathering nuts and . seeds. Then it hides them so it will have enough food to last through the winter and into the fall. Not all nuts or seeds are recovered, since a squirrel will save more food than it really needs. These nuts or seeds then grow into trees. Squirrels are responsible for planting more trees than all of mankind. Skunks do more good than harm by eating pests (including: mice, rats, grubs, beetles, grasshoppers, cutworms, rattlesnakes, black widow spiders, etc.) To discourage skunks In your area don't feed your pets outside, or train your pet to eat their food when you put it down and then take the bowl away after 10 min- 4375-30 Uinr (across from Wal-Mart) llam-4pm $5.75 M F 4 9:30 Sat., Sun., Holidays Welcome to Ike State HOG Rally 20% Off Sforewlde June 8, 9, 10 I tumbleweed crossing 1 Not good on sale Items & classes. Coupon must be presented. Effective June 8,9 & 10 1010 Main • Historic Downtown Hays 785-625-8122 Cop Corner utes. Because skunks tend to wander, a skunk in your yard probably won't be there next week. Skunks tend to be nocturnal, therefore, they will be seen at night, in the early evening or early in the morning most often. If the skunk is moving around in the middle of the day, it might be sick and a call for animal control probably would be in order. Opossums do not have a territory and are always on the move looking for food. They put up a terrific bluff when cornered and can appear really good at defending themselves, but they are not good at this. If it gets really scared and cornered it will play dead. They are nature's sanitation department. They like over-ripe fruit, berries and dead animals of all types. Deer don't cohabitate well in suburbia. I found very little positives of having a deer in your neighborhood. Rather, I found just the opposite. I found many articles about deer repellents and scare devices, such as strobe lights and distress calls of other animals, to keep deer out of yards. With the increase in deer population, there is an increased risk of accidents involving deer. A few tips concerning deer: always be cautious at dawn and dusk and extra cautious in late spring and mid to late fall. We have had several calls involving deer in town this spring and after talking to Kansas Parks and Wildlife on how to handle these situations, their advice was, "If at all possible, leave the deer alone." You can't herd deer like cattle, they aren't domestic and will not react the way you want. Again, if at all possible, leave them alone and they will make their way out of town. Call the police department and they wpl monitor the deer and make sujre I the citizens of Hays are safe, j i Kansas has an abundance of j mule deer and white tail deer, so having an occasional deer wander into town is not uncommon. If it is injured, causing problems or is in danger, immediately call the Hays Police Department and an animal control officer will respond to the call. Concerning all animals, please don't feed, touch or pick up wildlife. Pam Jones animal control officer Hays Police Department Calendar Friday • High Plains Street Machines "Harvest Cruise," from 7 to 10 p.m. at Sonic Drive-In. For more information, call Greg Augustine at (785) 6504259. Saturday • Northwest Kansas for the Visually Impaired will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Gella's Diner. Grace Ann Heiniger will give a program on glycontrients. Please call Pat at (785) 628-6055 for lunch reservations. • ST. FRANCIS— 24th Annual Stearman Fly-In, Cheyenne County Airport. The event will include breakfast and lunch on the field, tandem skydives and helicopter rides. For more information, call (785) 332-2251. Sunday • ST. FRANCIS—24th Annual Stearman Fly-In, Cheyenne County Airport. The event will include breakfast and lunch on the field, tandem skydives and helicopter rides. For more information, call (785) 332-2251. Send information to Calendar, Hays Daily News, 507 Main, Hays, KS 67601. Animals The following animals are at the Humane Society of'the High Plains, 2050 E. old U.S. Highway 40, (785) 625-5252: Surrendered: Four female, two male yellow lab mix puppies, Sharon Springs New MYK8 All Natural Fertilizers • 5-yr. Warranty on Trees & Shrubs using this product WcsiHwy. 40 Prairie Acres 785-628-2877 Lawn & Garden Headquarters Wanted - Disc Herniation Sufferers Who Want Pain Relief WITHOUT Surgery Great Bend, KS - A new report has recently been released that reveals how breakthrough medical technology is offering new hope for sciatica sufferers. Discover how research has proven non-surgical spinal decompression 86% successful treating debilitating back pain. Even with multiple herniated discs. Find out why astronauts don't have back pain and how this accidental discovery has lead to the most promising sciatica treatment today. For your free report entitled, "How Space Age Technology Is Solving Back Pain Without Drugs Or Surgery!" call 1-800-616-3041 and listen to the toll-free 24-hour recorded message for all the details. Supplies are limited - call now. If phone lines are busy please visit www.decompressionreport.com Paid Advertisement - Dr. Mike Jennings D.C. uSlDAI i THE VOICE OF THE HIGH PLAINS —— www.HDNews.net John D. Montgomery/editor and publisher DEPARTMENTS PRINTED WITH SOY INK NEWS: Patrick E. lowry/executive editor Mike Com/managing editor Randy Qonzato/sports editor ADVERTISING: Mary Kant/manager CIRCULATION: Bob Welgel/manager BUSINESS: Janice Tlnkel/manager The Hays Daily News (USPS 238-060) is published dally except Saturdays, Memorial Day and Labor Day by News Publishing Co., Inc., 507 Main, Hays, Kansas, 67601. Periodical Class postage paid at Hays. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Hays Dally News, P.O. Box 857, Hays, Kansas, 37601. Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (785) 628-1081, (800) 657-6017; (785) 628-8186 fax. Subscription rates by month: Hays carrier, $11.89; Trade zone carrier and motor route, $12.22. Mill rat** by year: Kansas, $147.76 other states, $156.20. All subscriptions are paid In advance. Rates Include Kansas and city sales tax where applicable. If you do not receive your paper: By 5 p.m. Monday through Friday or by 7 a.m. PRODUCTION: Howard Droegemeler/operations Judy Stegman/pre-press manager Allen Rohr/press manager Steve Ruder/distribution manager BUILDING: Steve Ruder/manager on Sunday or if a problem persists and you are unable to work it out with your carrier, please call our circulation department at 628-1081 or toll free (800) 657-6017 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday or 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday. If you have a story or photo Idea: Call the executive editor at 628-1081, ext. 140, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a sports story: Call the sports desk at 628-1081, ext. 130, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a correction: Call the executive editor at 628-1081, ext. 140, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you have a comment or complaint: Call the editor at 628-1081, ext. 132, or the executive editor at 628-1081, ext. 140, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you want to schedule a tour: Call Marilyn Augustine at 628-1081, ext. 111. take we Mitt) news 0& i Terry Gasper & Jody Mendenhall on board Royal Caribbean's Explorer of the Seas To join the fun and enter our contest, readers need to have a photograph taken of themselves holding a copy of The Havs Dailv News In front of an identifiable landmark while on vacation. a Hy nays ually News In Photos will be published in the newspaper. Each participant will be entered into a drawing to win a one-year subscriotion to The Haws Daily News. The winner wQI be announced in the August 28,2006 edition. « n a one year subscription to The Hays To participate, mail your photo along with a description of the people pictured and your vacation destination your name address and phone number, and a self-addressed stamped envelope (for photo return) to: «wi»miiun, your name, actress ana P.O. Box 857, Hays, KS 67601 Attn: Mary Karst Photos also may be e-mailed to advertising@dailynews.net

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