The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Articles from January 17, 2015

#9 Kansas at #11 Iowa State
AMES, Iowa -- The secret to Iowa State's success might just be in the second look. After each game, Fred Hoiberg starts by looking at his team's box score to see how his team did statistically. Right after that -- and perhaps just as importantly...
ACLU Promises to Push Forward on Lawsuit
The ACLU will continue to seek to force Kansas agencies to recognize same-sex marriages while the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates whether to extend the right to marry to the entire country. Doug Bonney, legal director for the ACLU of Kansas, said...
At Home Living: Designers' Showhouse for ChildCare Aware of Eastern Kansas
For nearly 45 years, a Colonial-style house that sits on a quiet Westboro neighborhood street has been the home to the five most recent presidents of Washburn University. This year, the home at 3130 Shadow Lane, will serve as the 35th Annual Designers' Showhouse,...
At Home Living: Painting 101 - the Essential Tools
When painting, the tools you use may make the difference between an okay outcome and a professional looking job. Step into any paint store, like Allied Paints in Topeka and you may be thinking "Where do I begin?" With some browsing and a little assistance...
At Home Living: Rebuilding Your Credit
If 2015 is the year that you're determined to get out of debt, improve your credit, or bolster your savings, you may be feeling overwhelmed. For many of us, these are necessary steps that must be taken before we can accomplish other life goals, such...
At Home Living: Winter Soups
Few dishes help ease the chill of winter like soups. Just the smell of one bubbling on the stove or in a slow cooker can bring an immediate since of comfort. Soups are easy to make and budget- friendly. Plus, one pot can feed everyone for a couple of...
At Home Living: Winter Watering Is Essential during the Winter
Kansas is a strange state. We have more humidity than we can stand in the summer and winter is so dry we need humidifiers in our homes to prevent the walls from cracking. Lotion commercials abound in winter telling us our skin is like an alligator's...
Baylor at K-State
MANHATTAN -- Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber is a baseball fan, and he's shown he's not afraid to play hardball with his team. Weber held Thomas Gipson out of the starting lineup in the Georgia game and sat Marcus Foster for a couple...
Brief Filed in HPT Petition Case ; Brief: City, Jayhawk Racing Have 30 Days to Respond
Petitioner Chris Imming and his attorney, R.E. "Tuck" Duncan II, have filed their brief in the appeal of the Heartland Park petition case and listed four points in which they say the Shawnee County District Court erred. The 44-page brief from...
Brownback Proposes 'Sin' Tax Hikes ; Governor Believes Tax Amnesty Program Can Net $30M
Gov. Sam Brownback unveiled a deficit-reducing budget plan Friday that incorporated an increase of more than $100 million in state taxes on liquor, cigarettes and tobacco product sales. The governor's budget recommendation to the 2015 Legislature shows...
Daily Record
BIRTHS St. Francis Aaron Frederick and Megan Elliott, Topeka, boy, Jan. 15. Stormont-Vail Aaron and Belinda York, Topeka, boy, Jan. 13. Drew and Kristi Kemp, Eskridge, girl, Jan. 14. Brian House and Cathren Carroll,...
Deficit Approach Inspires Dissent
Single-parent Mary Lucas found little reason for optimism Friday with the unveiling of Gov. Sam Brownback's hard-to-swallow remedy for state budget deficits that includes $100 million in 'sin' tax increases and a potential freeze on income tax cuts....
Early Goal, Late Stand Send RoadRunners to 3-2 Victory over Brahmas
The Topeka RoadRunners used timely scoring and strong defense to defeat a very potent foe Friday night. In a battle of two of the best teams in the North American Hockey League, Topeka (28-8-3) used an goal early and a late stand to notch a 3-2...
Editorial: Kansans Should Have Right to Try
A trio of Republican legislators has introduced a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to seek treatments that have not been approved by various agencies that regulate the medical field, including the Federal Food and Drug Administration. ...
Emporia Boys Rally Past Topeka West
EMPORIA -- The Topeka West boys basketball team was denied its second Centennial League win in a row as an 11-0 fourth-quarter run powered Emporia to 62-57 victory Friday at home. Emporia (6-3, 3-2 Centennial League) led 4-2 early, but did not regain...
Expert Says Kalka Coerced ; Expert: Defendant Testified on Friday
A national expert on police interrogation testified Friday that a former corrections officer was "psychologically coerced" when questioned by a detective about the sexual assault of a 5-year-old stepdaughter in Shawnee County. The coercion testimony...
Governors Are Different from Members of Congress
As he started a second term as Tennessee's chief executive, Republican Bill Haslam told the New York Times: "One of the things about being governor is when you're forced to actually balance your budget, it makes people become much more pragmatic very...
Hachmeister Jury to Hear about Explicit Emails
Jurors deciding whether Jason Hachmeister killed his mother will hear testimony about sexually explicit emails sent between the victim and apparently two men, a Shawnee County District Court judge ruled this week. Hachmeister, 40, of Topeka, is...
Hayden Boys, Girls Earn Road Sweep at Topeka High
On a night where Hayden's girls scored 85 points, the Wildcat boys struggled to get within 40 points of that total Friday night at Topeka High. But the Wildcats' defense was good enough for Hayden to escape with a 49-41 Centennial League victory...
High Court Upholds Murder Conviction
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday upheld the premeditated first- degree murder conviction of Trevejon Killings for the January 2010 slaying of Antonio Jackson in Topeka, but vacated his "Hard 50" life sentence under a standard set by the U.S. Supreme...
High School Stats Boys
High school boys boxes RESULTS FRIDAY ATCHISON 73, KC SCHLAGLE 70 (OT) Atchison__ __ 15__ 16__ 9__ 20 __ 13__ --__ 73 KC Schlagle__ __ 7__ 16__ 17__ 20 __ 10__ --__ 70 Atchison -- Gill 11 11-16 33, Denton 5 (1) 5-6...
Horoscopes
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Spend quality time with someone you want to reassure. Don't let work-related stress endanger your partnership. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- Legal advice may be necessary in order to understand inheritance, insurance...
Legette's Monster Night Fuels Seaman Girls
The stats told one story, but Tatyana Legette told another. "The thing I've really been working on has been my rebounding, because it's been lacking lately," said Legette, who entered Seaman's Friday night clash with Centennial League leader Shawnee Heights...
Manhattan Boys Rally to Top Highland Park
Highland Park's boys couldn't finish what they started Friday night. Despite jumping out to a 9-2 lead, the Scots were victimized by Manhattan's late fourth-quarter surge and fell at their home gym, 46- 36. Manhattan (7-1, 4-1 Centennial...
Marketing Firm Unveils 'Love Topeka' Campaign ; Plans Include Merchandise to Be Sold by Local Vendors
A Topeka marketing firm has created a brand it hopes will identify local businesses and show community pride. Matt Gassen, one of the partners in Britewerk, said they launched a campaign about two weeks ago and are planning to start printing T- shirts,...
Men in Song Set for 30th Annual Concert
When the first Men in Song gospel music concert was held in 1986, the audience could fit inside the sanctuary of St. Mark's African Methodist Episcopal Church, 801 N.W. Harrison. But after the concert became an annual event, word got out about the...
Proposal a Concern for School Administrators
Gov. Sam Brownback's budget proposal will increase spending on pensions and construction costs, but that isn't what educators had hoped for when he talked about putting more money into classrooms. Under the governor's proposal for K-12 education through...
Report: Tigers Have Contacted Shields' Agent
Max Scherzer has been the talk of the MLB free agent market as of late. The right-hander is the best starting pitcher available and, after spending the past five seasons with the Detroit Tigers, questions have been in abundance about a potential...
Retirement Contributions Have Their Limits
Dear Bruce: Would you happen to know if there is any discussion in Washington about increasing the Roth contribution limits? If you are lucky enough to work for a company that offers a 401(k), you can contribute up to $17,500, not including any employer...
Special Events
"Before I was a civil rights leader, I was a preacher of the Gospel." So said the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who would have turned 86 on Thursday, Jan. 15, had he lived. The national holiday of King's birthday will be observed on Monday,...
Sports Briefs: Ex-Committee Member Says 4 Is Right Number for College Playoff
EX-COMMITTEE MEMBER SAYS 4 IS RIGHT NUMBER FOR COLLEGE PLAYOFF: Former West Virginia athletic director and selection committee member Oliver Luck said Friday that the College Football Playoff should stick with the four-team model because "it should be...
Sports Briefs: Price, Tigers Avoid Arbitration with $19.75M Deal
PRICE, TIGERS AVOID ARBITRATION WITH $19.75M DEAL: Pitcher David Price and the Detroit Tigers avoided arbitration with a record- setting deal. Price agreed to a $19.75 million contract, the largest one-year deal for a player who filed for arbitration....
Washburn at Pittsburg State
PITTSBURG -- A four-game road swing started with a boost of confidence for the Washburn men, with the Ichabods taking down MIAA- leading Northwest Missouri State last Saturday. The upset provided confirmation that the Ichabods aren't too far behind...
Washburn Rural Boys Cool after Hot Start, Fall at Home to Junction City
Washburn Rural was in control when its shots were falling from deep. But after a hot offensive start, Junction City's zone defense put the Blues in deep trouble. After being in front by as many as eight in the first quarter, Rural lost its lead...
Why All the Love for George Clooney?
Social media is agog over George Clooney's tribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend's Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swooning in their tweets and Facebook postings. Said Clooney, "Listen, it's humbling to find somebody...
Winter Survival Guide: Snow Removal Strategies
Ceaseless cold, merciless ice, sleet and snow--if you loved last winter, get ready for the sequel: Polar Vortex 2. To beat it in America's most-frigid states, you will need a snowblower, a snow shovel and ice melt, advises Consumer Reports. Even...
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