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Articles from October 5, 2014

Angels at Royals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A win away from the American League Championship Series, it's not difficult to mark the turning point in the Royals' season. It was July 22. In Chicago. The Royals had just lost four straight after the All-Star break and were...
BBB: Beware Misleading Subscription Renewal Notices
The Better Business Bureau issued a warning for consumers in the area to be wary of a company that sells newspaper or magazine subscriptions but often fails to deliver the goods. The BBB serving Nebraska, South Dakota, Kansas and Southwest Iowa said...
Bowen Unsure of Starting QB Going Forward
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Kansas interim coach Clint Bowen isn't ready to say whether the second-half change to quarterback Michael Cummings is a permanent switch. "We'll re-evaluate that on Sunday. We'll get with the offensive staff. We'll get with...
BOW GROWS ; Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Going Strong Two Decades Later
The Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program first began in Wisconsin in 1991. The event focused on a variety of outdoor pursuits with the hopes more females would take to the woods and waters to enjoy these activities. The first Kansas BOW program was held...
Brookwood Shopping Center in Same Family for 50 Years
Brookwood Shopping Center has grown and changed over the years, but it still remains a family affair. Siblings Becky Dickinson and Brady Robb are co-owners of The Robb Company, which runs Brookwood. Their father, Ron Robb, and his business partners,...
Business Watch: Pie Five Pizza to Open in December
Pie Five Pizza Co. has set an opening date of Dec. 12. Lyssa Krumholtz, spokeswoman for KC Pie, said the restaurant will open at 11 a.m. Dec. 12 at 1129 S.W. Wanamaker, in the Crosswinds Commons development. KC Pie has Pie Five restaurants in...
Carl Edwards Will Take Risks If It Means Kansas Reward
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- It's been a little more than six years ago, but the last-lap "banzai move" Columbia, Mo., native Carl Edwards tried in an attempt to win his first Sprint Cup race at Kansas Speedway is still a regular topic of conversation. ...
Court Catch-Up: Man Facing Several Felonies Looks to Change Plea
The man charged in a 2013 fight that injured three people wants to enter a new plea for several charges to which he has already pleaded no contest. D'Wayne Lamont Gooch, 50, pleaded no contest on Dec. 20, 2013, to attempted aggravated battery...
Dachshund Race, Costume Contest Bring out Topeka's Finest Wiener Dogs
For a wiener dog lover, it was heaven. Saturday's Oktoberfest attracted about 80 dachshunds and more than 150 people to Fairlawn Plaza for the 6th annual wiener dog race. Only about 60 dogs actually ran, but for at least an hour, you couldn't...
Do Your Research before Voting
We are in the final month of the 2014 campaign season and horse racing analogies apply. As they say, "Down the stretch they come." We have two particularly interesting races here in Kansas, which has been about as solid a red state as possible in its...
Editorial:Revenue Department and Contractor Fail to Deliver
Kansans who have any experience at all with renewing their vehicle registrations are well aware of the mess that resulted when the state went online in 2012 with a new computer system that was supposed to streamline the process and make it easier for...
Futures File: Grain Prices Continue to Fall
Here is this week's Futures File, our weekly commodities wrap- up: BIG CROPS GET BIGGER Corn prices dove to a five-year low this week, driven lower by heavy supplies of the grain. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
Governing Bodies to Take Up Utility Rates, Building Renovation Costs
Utility rates and building renovation costs are among topics local governing bodies plan to take up this coming week. The Shawnee County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in its chambers in Room B-11 of the county courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th,...
High School Stats
High school boxes ABILENE 40, CHAPMAN 7 Abilene (5-0)__ __ 12__ 15__ 13__ 0__ --__ 40 Chapman (2-3)__ __ 0__ 0__ 0__ 7__ --__ 7 Abilene -- Hoekman (3), 1 run, 45 pass from Hazlett, 10 run; Barbieri (2), 25 pass from Hazlett,...
Horoscopes
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Express your individuality. Make self- improvements that will engender feelings of specialness. Don't be afraid to show your style; it contributes to your wonderful personality. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- It is wonderful...
Hosmer Homer Lifts KC in Extras
Hosmer homer lifts KC in extras ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Eric Hosmer got his souvenir home run ball back while he stood on the field for a postgame interview, Angel Stadium's silence broken only by a small band of blue-clad fans chanting "Sweep! Sweep!...
It's Your Business
Items for It's Your Business can be submitted online at http:// cjonline.com/business, by email to iyb@cjonline.com or by mail to The Topeka Capital-Journal, 616 S.E. Jefferson, Topeka, 66607. Items and photographs will run in print as space permits....
Kansas Business Conditions Improved in September
Business conditions in Kansas improved in September as new orders and production showed strong growth, according to an index of Midwestern supply managers. The Kansas Business Conditions Index reached 69.7 in September, up from 63.8 in August....
Kevin Haskin: Key Hits Fuel Royals' Budding Confidence
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Suddenly the Kansas City Royals can hit with power in the clutch. Suddenly the Royals can perform successfully in front of capacity crowds. Suddenly, in a span of three games, the darlings of the postseason are more...
K-State Football Notebook: Wildcats Defense Turns Tide with Early Interception
MANHATTAN -- Four minutes into Saturday night's game, Texas Tech was having its way with the Kansas State defense. Looking every bit like the nation's No. 11 passing team, the Red Raiders marched from their own 30-yard line to the K-State 7 in...
KU Football Offense Abysmal Again in 33-14 Loss to West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Over the last two months, ESPN's Statistics & Information group members set out to discover the most important statistics in college football. Their analysis led to this: Six box score numbers are most significant, but one...
Kyle Busch Looking for Kansas Turnaround
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Seven of 12 drivers remaining in the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup have won at Kansas Speedway, including three with multiple victories. Chase competitors Kasey Kahne, Carl Edwards and Dale Earnhardt Jr. have never won a...
Kyle Busch Looking for Kansas Turnaround
MANHATTAN -- A balanced offense is always the objective for Kansas State, and Jake Waters is proving quite capable of delivering the desired result. Waters had his most productive passing game of the season and was equally effective running the...
Kyle Busch Overtakes Harvick to Post NASCAR Nationwide Win at Kansas
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Kyle Busch isn't known for his patience, but that may have been the key to his 69th career victory and sixth win of the year in the NASCAR Nationwide Series on Saturday at Kansas Speedway. Busch, who now has 139 career victories...
Letters
GUBERNATORIAL RACE Re-elect Brownback Paul Davis seems like a likable guy. His current TV ad with the car racing in reverse is clever. But a Democrat is still a Democrat when it comes to fiscal policy and controlling purse strings....
MANA De Topeka Presents Annual Latina Awards
MANA de Topeka's Latina Awards presentation Saturday evening included a special recognition presented for the first time in the group's 10 years: a humanitarian award. Gina Barron Jaramillo was honored with the award for her actions in stopping...
Miltonvale Farmer Restores Pedal Toys ; at Age 76, George Larson Begins Selling His Refurbished Wheels
MILTONVALE -- George Larson looks through a waist-high pile of tricycles, bicycles and other pedal toys in the barn on his farm west of Miltonvale. Through the years, Larson has purchased dozens of junked-up pedal toys and restored them for the enjoyment...
Monarch Numbers Improve after 3 Years of Drops
WICHITA -- Monarch butterflies are rebounding after three years of significant drops brought on by drought conditions and herbicides harming the plants the insects feed upon. The number of Monarchs wintering in Mexico could be two to four times...
Moore Powers WU to 27-24 Overtime Win against Fort Hays State
Seconds after seeing Washburn's apparent game-winning touchdown to DaJuan Beard overturned in overtime against Fort Hays State on Saturday, Vershon Moore simply had enough. Enough of the bad breaks. Enough of the losing. "I was just determined,"...
N.E. Kansas Happenings
DEALING WITH LOSS -- "Proof" will be performed at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 7-9, in the Inge Theatre in Murphy Hall at The University of Kansas in Lawrence. Cost: $15 for adults; $14 for seniors; $10 for children; $10...
No. 12 Mississippi State Downs No. 6 Texas A&M
No. 12 Mississippi State downs No. 6 Texas A&M STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A couple of late touchdown drives made the showdown between No. 12 Mississippi State and No. 6 Texas A&M look closer on the scoreboard than it was. They gave Kenny Hill's stats...
Oktoberfest Dances Show Life Hundreds of Years Ago
It isn't every dance that incorporates small-scale explosions in with the leaping and twirling. But when the dance is meant to honor miners, it only makes sense to get a little noisy, Jim Miller said. Miller is the vorplatter, or dance...
Outdoor Calendar
OCTOBER 5 -- Annual Overbrook S.A.L. Fall Sporting Clays Shoot, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Locust Point Clays, $30 per 50-bird round plus $5 Lewis class. Lunch available on site, money goes for scholarship fund. Mark 453-2450. 5 -- Ravenwood...
RoadRunners Hold on Late for Victory over Bulls, 2-1
The Topeka RoadRunners played a strong first 40 minutes Saturday, and their last 20 minutes were just good enough to make an early lead hold. Leading by two goals through the first two periods, Topeka (7-2- 0) surrendered a goal midway through...
Schools Get Mixed Marks from Chamber ; Group Gives Solid Grade for Academic Achievement, Poor Score for Fiscal Responsibility
Kansas schools are doing relatively well academically, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says, but the state deserves criticism for underfunding teacher pensions and resisting the national school choice movement. In its latest state-by-state look at...
Social Media Seeks to Raise Interest in WU Game at Arrowhead ; Bods to Make First Appearance in Fall Classic on Nov. 15
Seeking to promote fan interest in Washburn University's first game at Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium, university relations and alumni officials are turning to social media. The Ichabods will play for the first time in the annual Fall Classic...
SPORTS BRIEFS: Bengals, Cardinals Only Perfect Teams
Bengals, Cardinals only perfect teams If the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals, the NFL's only remaining unbeaten, are true championship contenders, they can make a very loud statement this weekend. The Cardinals are at Denver and...
Sports Briefs: Watson Takes Blame for Ryder Cup Loss
WATSON TAKES BLAME FOR RYDER CUP LOSS: Tom Watson took the blame Saturday for his communication with his players in another American loss at the Ryder Cup, and the 65-year-old captain said he called Phil Mickelson earlier this week to clear the air....
Storyboard Walk Pairs Art, Text ; Fall Festival in Holton Also Includes Vintage Market, Petting Zoo
HOLTON -- Lining the hallway at the Holton/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce recently were a number of colorful paintings of animals - - lion, giraffe, elephant, snake, hippo and others. The animals depict characters in "The Animals Take a Trip...
Suggestions for a 'Fun' Car Can Be Practical
Dear Tom and Ray: I am newly retired. I have always purchased the cheapest car sold by each brand (Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla). I now find myself with enough money to purchase a more upscale, fun car for the first time in my life. I love the Miata,...
TCU Remains Unbeaten with Win vs. Oklahoma
TCU remains unbeaten with win vs. Oklahoma FORT WORTH, Texas -- Paul Dawson returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown, TCU made a huge fourth-and-1 stop with just over 3 minutes left and the No. 25 Horned Frogs remained undefeated with...
Topeka Women Build for Habitat ; Recipient Grateful to Have 'Backyard for Her Babies'
The 1800 block of S.W. Fillmore sounded like a cross between a construction site and a karaoke night on Saturday morning. The volunteers for Habitat for Humanity's second women's building day were busy painting and hanging shelves at 1816 S.W....
Upcoming Meetings and Events
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Washburn Inducts Three Greats in Sports Hall of Fame
Washburn's Memorial Union was filled with joy, laughter and tears Saturday morning as three WU greats -- basketball player Shannon Kruger, volleyball player Jill Gassen and the late WU baseball coach Steve Anson -- were officially inducted into the school's...
Well-Rested Podlena Finishes Third at Seaman Invitational
A less disciplined runner might have stayed up past midnight to watch the Royals, knowing full well the 9 a.m. start time for Saturday's Seaman Invitational at Shawnee North Community Center was quickly approaching. Despite his desire to see the...
'What Not' Shop Offers Antiques, Unique Items ; Several Dealers Have Merchandise at O'Callaghan's in Manhattan
MANHATTAN -- Pat O'Callaghan says it is the metal "yard art" -- a prancing horse, an elephant, giant roosters, a cowboy, charros, sunflowers -- that often attracts people to his shop in Manhattan. Once inside, visitors can find smaller metal art creations suitable...
Without Sideshow, KU Hoops Could Prosper
LAWRENCE -- The beginning of basketball practice Saturday at Kansas was, well, uncelebrated. For Kansas, at least. Basketball remains a big deal. Always will. The mural outside the Jayhawks locker room was revised to depict the 10 championship...
WU Political Science Professor Helping Measure Kansans' Pulse ; Insight Kansas Providing Polling Averages for All Major State Races
Bob Beatty nailed the prediction of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as the 2008 running mate for Sen. John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee. Now, the Washburn University political science professor is using his knowledge to help Kansans by...
WU Spikers Cruise to Sweep over Missouri Southern
With Missouri Southern still working to rebuild its volleyball program, Washburn's match with the Lions turned into a showcase for the Ichabods' youth. Washburn emptied its bench and divvied up the playing time, cruising to a 3-0 victory (25-20,...
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