A6 THE HAYS DAILY NEWS FOR THE RECORD TUESDAY, JUNE 13,2006 Obituaries N, Darlene Stanley N. Darlene Stanley, 81, Oberlin, died Saturday, June 10,2006. She was born Jan. 13,1925, in Pumas County, Neb., to Guy and Louisa (Burt) Dillan. She retired in 2001 as a kennel owner and operator. Survivors include two sons, Butch Stanley, Oberlin, and Doug Stanley, Haysville; a daughter, Pat Tuller, McCook, Neb.; two sisters, Neva Stanley, Cambridge, Neb., and Evelyn "Punk" Schleicher, Sutton, Neb.; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, Phillip. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wilsonville Cemetery, Wilsonville, Neb. Visitation will be until 4 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Pauls Funeral Home, 121 N. Penn, Oberlin. Memorials are suggested to her an education fund for her great-grandchildren. Jessica Yvonne Jones Jessica Yvonne Jones, 28, Phillipsburg, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, in Rooks County. She was born June 13,1977, in Norton to Richard and Elaine Yvonne (Jansonius) Jones. She was a CNA at Rooks County Nursing Home, Plainville. Survivors include her parents, Phillipsburg; a sister, Sheresa Brull, Ellis; and two grandmothers, Mildred Jones, Phillipsburg, and Hazel Jansonius, Prairie View. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at First Lutheran Church, Phillipsburg; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Phillipsburg. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, 1115 Second, Phillipsburg. Memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church or American Diabetes Association. Mayme P. 'Penny' Murphy Mayme P. "Penny" Murphy, 87, Dodge City, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Trego County-Lemke Memorial Hospital, WaKeeney. She was born Feb. 16,1919, in Bunker Hill to Dan and Catherine (Kluesner) Penno. She was a 1937 graduate of Trego Community High School, WaKeeney, and attended business college in Dodge City. She married Louis G. Murphy on Dec. 28,1941, in Dodge City. He preceded her in death April 11, 1993. She was the office manager at Dodge City Federal Land Bank until her retirement. Survivors include two sons, Gary L. Murphy, Kearney, Neb., and Daniel T. Murphy, WaKeeney; a sister, Jeanette Weseloh, Yates Center; five grand- children; and six great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City; burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Dodge City. Memorials are suggested to Senior Companions, WaKeeney, in care of funeral home. Personal condolences may be left at www.swaimfuneral home.com. ADDITIONAL SERVICES Edna A. Kern Edna A. Kern, 95, Plainville, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Rooks County Nursing Home. She was born Oct. 18,1910, in Palco to A.T. and Ivetta (Dillon) Darnell. She graduated from Palco High School and received her teaching certificate in Hill City. She married Leonard Kern on Nov. 25,1936, in Concordia. He preceded her in death on on Dec. 20,1962. She taught at several country schools near Palco and Plainville and later worked for Benson's Drug Store, Plainville. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Ladies Guild, Plainville. She enjoyed watching Jayhawk basketball, Kansas City Chiefs football, Kansas City Royals baseball, working crossword puzzles, slot machines, bird watching and she loved animals. Survivors include a son, John Kern and wife, Pat, Plainville; a daughter, Brenda Crawford, and husband, Cecil, Plainville; grandchildren, John Crawford and wife, Valerie, Scott Crawford, Dan Crawford, Leonard Kern and wife, Maja, Nicole Williams, Angela Lombardo and husband, Frank; great grandchildren Alan, Sara, Caleb and Noah Crawford, Logan and Avery Lombardo; many nieces and nephews; and one special dog, Jenica. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers and sisters. Services will be a 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Plainville, with Father Bill Surmeier officiating; burial in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Plainville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Moore-Overlease Funeral Chapel, 409 S. Cochran, Plainville. There will be a Ladies Guild Rosary at 3 p.m. and a parish vigil service at 7 p.m., both Wednesday at the chapel. Memorials are suggested to Rooks County Nursing Home in care of funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.mooreover lease.com. Carol Allene Strickland, 67, Norton, died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Russell Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton; burial in Norton Cemetery. Clayton E. Brown, 21, WaKeeney, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Via Christl Regional Medical Center- St. Francis, Wichita. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Christ the King Catholic Church, WaKeeney; burial in Christ the King Catholic Cemetery, WaKeeney. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Schmltt Funeral Home, 336 North 12th, WaKeeney, KS 67672, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Helen A. Mickley Helen A. Mickley, 91, Wilson, died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at Ellsworth County Medical Center. She was born July 26,1914, in Wilson to Frank and Anna (Boda) Vlcek. She married John Glenn Mickley on Jan. 19,1937, in Wilson. He preceded her in death in July 1962. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Gail Weinhold, Wilson; a brother, Joe Vlcek, Wilson; two sisters, Bert Allsup, Hutchinson, and Frances Montgomery, Eugene, Ore.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Foster Mortuary, Wilson; burial in Wilson City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, all at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church, Wilson, in care of the funeral home. Ola Fern Mapes Ola Fern Mapes! 95,' Nor'ciatur, died Sunday, June 11, 2006, at Good Samaritan Center, Oberlin. She was born July 30,1910, in Hill City to David and Mabel (Gilliland) Schlingloff. She attended Hill City schools and graduated from Hill City High School. She married Arthur E. Mapes on April 12,1930, in Kansas City, Mo. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Mapes Warren, Oberlin; a son, Michael Robert Mapes, Nor- Chrlstlrte Frances Schmben, 78, North Bethesda, Md., died June 9, 2006, at Suburban Hospital, Bethesda. Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Thomas Cemetery, Stockton; burial In St. Thomas Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Smith- Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton, KS 67669. OBITUARY POLICY The Hays Dally News will publish a basic, standard obituary free of charge for people with direct ties to the newspaper's circulation area. If survivors desire to add Information to an obituary, they may do so for an additional charge. Completely custom obituaries are handled as paid advertising. For more information, call (785) 628-1081. catur; a brother, David Schlingloff, Hill City; and a sister, Bernice Crossfield, Toronto. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at United Methodist Church, Norcatur; burial in Norcatur Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Enfield Funeral Home, 215 W. Main, Norton. Memorials are suggested to Norcatur Cemetery Fund. Harold Wayne Lentz Harold Wayne Lentz, 78, Grayville, 111., died Saturday, June 10, 2006, at his home. He was born March 29,1928, in Terre Haute, Ind., to Russell R. and Thelma (Elliott) Lentz. He married Katherine Mayanne Allen on Jan. 24,1947, in Phillipsburg. He owned an oilfield welding and construction business for several years. Survivors include his wife, of the home, three sons, Allen Lentz, 29 Palms, Calif., Tom Lentz, Farmington, N.M., Wayne Lentz, Morgantown, W. Va.; a daughter, Linda Morgan, Huntsville, Ala.; a brother, Russell Lentz, Highland, 111.; two sisters, Mary Kurts, Pahrump, Nev., aricj Rosemary;Freeman, Fairfield, 111.;'five'grahdchil-' dren; and three great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Stockton Cemetery. Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Smith-Moore-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. First, Stockton. Memorials are suggested to TIP Hospice, Mount Carmel or First Christian Church, Grayville, in care of Cook Funeral Chapel, Grayville. SKATE: Storm enough to liven up outing CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 "It was a pretty gnarly camping trip," Regan said. "We talked to people around there, and they said it was the worst storm that's come through there that they can remember. We kept saying that, 'Well, the rest of the trip will be easy after this.'" Another obstacle the group faced on the way to Hays, the Kansas Highway Patrol. "We were a little late on the way in," said team leader Jeff Henderson, "so we were hauling just to make it on time. We got stopped but only got a warning; the cop was pretty cool. Hopefully our luck's that good all the way through the end of the tour." Skaters included Andrew Reynolds, Heath Kirchart, Ed Templeton, Kevin "Spanky" Long, Bryan Herman, Leo Romero, Austin Stephens, Matt Allen, Aaron Suski and Braydon Szafranski. Reporter M/cah Mertes can be reached at (785) 628-1801, ext. 139, or by e-mail at mmertes @>dallynews,net. Stocks Stocks fluctuate on price index Damage slight as first storm comes aground NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fluctuated in skittish trading today as declines in oil and gold prices met with jitters over troubling data on wholesale inflation. The major indexes zigzagged wildly as investors struggled to make sense of the Labor Department's producer price index, which is seen as a precursor to consumer-level inflation. While the overall PPI for May grew 0.2 percent, core prices — without food or energy — rose 0.3 percent to top economists' estimates of 0.2 percent. But Ken McCarthy, chief economist for vFinance Investments, said the gain in core PPI was not a major concern since annual core inflation still stood at a mild 1.5 percent rate. He added that the PPI was less significant because it included only finished goods, while Wednesday's consumer price index would also account for services. "It's encouraging that we're not seeing (the impact of energy costs) in core finished goods," McCarthy said. "But this is just the appetizer before tomorrow's main event." Meanwhile, a downturn in commodities fed hopes about easing inflation. Oil prices dropped below $69 a barrel, and gold slid beneath $600 an ounce following severalmbnths of speculation that drove prices' to 2ei-'year'' highs. In midday trading, the Dow Jones industrial average rose 15.84, or 0.15 percent, to 10,808.42. The day before, the Dow plunged nearly 100 points to see its worst finish since early February; the blue-chip index is about 90 points from turning negative for 2006. Broader stock indicators vacillated. The Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 0.05 at 1,236.35, and the Nasdaq added 5.11, or 0.24 percent, to 2,096.43. Despite the major indexes' advance, declining issues topped advancers by almost 3 to 2 on the New York Stock Exchange, where volume of 942.2 million shares led the 627.3 million shares changing hands at the same point Monday. Bonds drifted, with the yield on the 10-year Treasury note slipping to 4.97 percent from 4.98 percent late Monday. However, the 2- year yield stood at 5.01 percent; the inversion of yields showed increased expectations for slowing economic growth. The U.S. dollar gained on the Japanese yen and was flat against European currencies; gold prices plunged to about $580 per ounce and carried metal prices lower, which bode well for the inflation outlook. Crude futures fell further as Tropical Storm Alberto posed little threat to refineries in the Gulf of Mexico. A barrel of light crude dropped $1.66 to $68.70 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Investors received more signs of a moderating economy when the Commerce Department said retail sales grew just 0.1 percent in May after surging 0.8 percent the month before. Excluding dwindling automobile demand, retail sales gained 0.5 percent. But the PPI data reinforced Wall Street's fear of higher 'iriter- : ' est rates in a slowing'eWoM^eX- tending stocks' morithly'dedlihe! On Monday, a late^dsiy selloff' • ' pulled the Dow Jones industrials down nearly 100 points and left the Nasdaq composite index at a seven-month low — off 10.9 percent from its recent high on May 8. While Wall Street had mild reaction to the day's data, overseas stock markets roiled in concerns about rising interest rates hindering U.S. consumer demand for foreign-made products. Japan's Nikkei stock average plunged 4.14 percent to a two-year low, and stocks in India slid 4,4 percent to a 52-week low. CEDAR KEY, Fla. (AP) — The first tropical storm of the season raked northern Florida with rain and powerful wind gusts today but didn't blow up into a hurricane as forecasters had feared. A hurricane warning that had been issued for more than 100 miles of Florida's gulf coast was downgraded to a tropical storm warning before Alberto made landfall near Adams Beach, southeast of Tallahassee. The storm's top sustained winds were 50 mph, well below the 74 mph threshold for a hurricane. "The big concern now is going to be shifting to the rainfall and the tornado threat as it moves along the southeastern (U.S.) coast line," said National Hurricane Center director Max Mayfield. A flood watch was issued for southeastern South Carolina, where more than 5 inches of rain was possible. Forecasters sail! parts of Florida and southeastern Georgia could get 4 to 10 inches of rain — welcome news to crews that have been battling wildfires for weeks in several parched Florida counties. The storm's center came ashore around 12:30 p.m. about 50 miles southeast of Tallahassee, the National Hurricane Center said. In nearby Steinhatchee, a small fishing town in the Big Bend, life already appeared to be returning to normal. "The locals consider this a mosquito breeze," said Bruce Tayco, 33, who works at a restaurant. "When it's a tropical storm, we don't even consider it." Alberto's wind and rain littered yards witli tree limbs, tore off singles and flooded streets from Tampa Bay up to the Panhandle, but no major damage was immediately reported. A small construction barge hit the Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa Bay, but not structural damage was reported. Statewide, about 21,000 homes and businesses were without power. Some streets were flooded near Crystal River, where residents gathered in calf-deep water and dropped sandbags in preparation for the afternoon high tide. "We're trying to keep everybody from making waves," said Ron McNally, who stood outside his waterfront home urging passing motorists to slow down on the flooded street. "The water's right at the door. It can't take much more." A wind gust of 60 mph was reported in Tampa before dawn, while a gust of about 50 mph was recorded to the north in Cedar Key, meteorologists said. Cedar Key City Commissioner Pat O'Neal said he was cautiously optimistic for the island village, but high tide there was also still a worry. "We dodged a bullet," O'Neal said. Even though Alberto wasn't expected to become a major storm — it wasn't until Monday, when it jumped from 50 mph to 70 mph in a three-hour period, that forecasters thought it might become a hurricane — Florida officials weren't taking any chances after last year's deadly hurricane season. Gov. Jeb Bush signed a declaration of emergency allowing him to call up the National Guard and put laws against price gouging in place if necessary, and evacuation orders were posted for people in mobile homes or low-lying areas in at least five coastal counties including about 21,000 residents of Citrus, Levy and Taylor counties. Midday markets LOCAL INTEREST Courtesy Darrell Q. Selbel, Edward Jones Price Change AlllellCorp 61.13 +.82 Anheuser Busch 45.43 +.46 AT&T 27.00 + .34 Atmos Energ Common 26.62 -.06 BankAmerica Corp 47.87 -.54 Baxter 37.91 0 BP 65.48 -.99 Caremark Rx 48.72 -.13 Commerce Banks 50.67 -.39 ConAgra 22.17 -.04 Deere & Co 77.21 -.09 Dul & Phelp 10.31 -.01 Duke Energy 29.30 + .20 El Paso Corp 14.10 -.23 Halliburton 69.94 -.47 Kinder Morgan 99.02 -.49 KellwoodCo 28.31 -.48 Prosecutors tell Rove he won't be charged in CIA leak WASHINGTON (AP) - Top White House aide Karl Rove has been told by prosecutors he won't be charged with any crimes in the investigation into the leak of a CIA officer's identity, his lawyer said today, lifting a heavy burden from one of President George Bush's most trusted advisers. Attorney Robert Luskin said that special prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald informed him of the decision on Monday, ending months of speculation about the fate of Rove, the architect of Bush's <J004 re-election now focused on stopping Democrats from capturing the House or Senate in this November's elections. Fitzgerald has already secured a criminal indictment against Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby. The announcement cheered Republicans and a White House beleaguered by war and low approval ratings. Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Rove, said the White House official "is elated" and said that "we're done." Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., 'said he accepts Fitzgerald's decision to not seek Rove's indictment but called on him to ferret out the person who leaked the name of then-CIA operative Valerie Plame and whether the disclosure amounts to criminal wrongdoing, Schumer also said that Fitzgerald should issue a report on his findings and any decisions to seek the indictment of others. "I have every confidence in this decision because it was made by an independent and fair minded prosecutor," the senator told reporters at the Capitol. "It is not good enough to simply have a case forjierjury. We still need to know who did the leak," Schumer added. "We still need to make sure that anyone who did that is given the appropriate punishment." Fitzgerald met with chief U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan before he notified Rove. Hogan has been overseeing the grand juries in the CIA leak case. Fitzgerald's spokesman, Randall Samborn, declined to comment. Asked if the CIA leak investigation is still continuing, Samborn said, "I'm not commenting on that as well as this time." The prosecutor called Luskin late Monday afternoon to tell him he would not be seeking charges against Rove. Rove had just gotten on a plane, so his lawyer and spokesman did not reach him until he had landed in Manchester, N.H., where he was to give a speech to state GOP officials. "In deference to the pending case, we will not make any further public statements about the subject matter of the investigation," Luskin said. "We believe the special counsel's decision should put an end to the baseless speculation about Mr. Rove's conduct." Fitzgerald has been investigating whether senior administration officials intentionally leaked Flame's identity in retribution because her husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, sharply criticized the administration's pursuit of war in Iraq. LIVESTOCK Courtesy DACO Inc. Est. Cattle Slaughter Choice 3-beel (cut-out) . . Western Ks Cattle Peorla Hogs CHICAGO MERCANTILE Courtesy DACO Inc. Prev High Prev Low 125,000 $153.15 $81 50 $4900 cents per pound Prev Close Noon Quote Live Beef Cattle June August October December 78.45 • 78.97 82.82 84.70 77.80 78.35 82.17 84.20 78.25 78.62 82.52 84.50 78.00 78.70 82.60 84.60 Feeder Cattle August September October Hogs June July August October 108.45 107.90 107.05 73.70 71.30 69.35 69.10 107.90 107.25 106.25 73.00 70.25 68.60 58.17 108.22 107.90 106.65 73.52 70.87 69.25 58.90 108.60 108.05 106.00 75.10 72.60 70.40 60.10 Pork bellies July August February 88.00 84.17 84.12 86.90 83.30 84.12 87.32 83.40 84.12 87.70 84.20 84.12 Noon quotes Price Change Kroger 19.37 + .38 McDonald's 32.81 -.12 Microsoft 21.92 +.21 Molson Coors 67.94 + .47 Northwest Nat. Gas 35.36 +.11 Raytheon Co 43.22 + .19 Semco Energy Inc 5.53 -.18 Southwest Gas Corp 29.01 +.13 Sprint Nextel 20.79 -.01 Sysko Corp 30.24 + .01 Sykes Enterprises 15.07 -.25 Lowes Co 61.90 + .60 Home Depot Inc 36.81 + .55 Liz Clalborne 37.32 -.10 Union Pacific 88.19 + 2.87 Wai Mart 47,37 +.68 Westar Energy 21.98 + .14 HAYS CASH GRAINS Courtesy Midland Marketing dollars Local cash wheat .......................................... 4.40 Local cash mllo ........................................... ^eo KANSAS CITY WHEAT Courteay DACO Inc. dollars per bushel Prev Prev Prev Noon High Low Close Quote July 4.88 4.79 4.79 % 4.76 V4 September 4.94 '/z 4.90 4.91 4.86 December 5.02 4.97 'A 4.98 4.94% OIL Courtesy Daco Inc. dollars per barrel Kansas Crude, noon quote ....$61.75 NY Spot Crude, noon quote.... $68.95 -$1.41 LIVESTOCK OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Here are Monday's closing cattle and hog quotations from the Oklahoma National Stockyards. CATTLE —110,200 head; last week: 14,534; last year: 9789. Compared to last week: Feeder cattle and calves steady. Demand moderate lor all classes as buyers discriminating a little more for quality this week. Cattle futures sharply lower most ol the day, but recovered somewhat at the close. This gave new light to a declining feeder market. Quality more typical of a clean up type run and plain to average. Flesh conditions remain In the buyers favor. CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE Courtesy DACO Inc. Prev High Wheat July 3.79 VS. September 3.95 December 4.12 Corn July 2.51 V, September 2.63 December 2.77 Soybeans July 6.05 August 6.11'A November 6.33 'A Soybean meal July 183.00 August 183.90 October 186.90 Oats July 2.00 14 September 1.97 December 1.96 Prov Prev Noon Low Close Quote dollars per bushel 3.73 3.73% 3,75 V4 3.89 3.89V4 3.91 4.06 4.06 V4 4.08 dollars per bushel 2.47% 2.47 Vir 2.46% 2.59 2.59 V4 2.67% 2.73 2.73'A 2.71% dollars per bushel 5.95 6.00 6.00 V4 6.02 V4 6.07% 6.07% 6.24% 6.29 6.28% dollars per Ion 179.60 181.20 182.00 180.60 181.90 182.70 183.00 183.80 184.70 dollars per bushel 1.92 1.94% 1.95 1.92% 1,0316 1.93 1.91 1.93% 1.93V4 METALS NEW YORK (AP) — Spot nonferrous metal prices today. Aluminum -112.4 cents per Ib., London Metal Exch. Tue. Copper • 339.85 cents Cathode full plate, U.S. destinations. Lead - $972.00 per metric ton, London Metal Zinc-162.76 cents Ib., delivered, quote? ' Handy * H * man (only **' y Silver: $10,030 Handy & Harman (only dally Giv).
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