The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Articles from October 27, 2015

Bill Snyder: K-State Has Ability to Turn around Season
Kansas State has the ability, the capability and the desire to salvage its football season, coach Bill Snyder said, but it's a matter of getting it done physically and mentally. The Wildcats are 3-4 with a four-game losing streak and Snyder said...
Chiefs' Andy Reid Happy with Offensive Line, Likely to Stick with Same Unit
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid had plenty of praise to pass along Monday, a day after the Chiefs' 23-13 victory against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Reid mentioned the coaching staff, the game plan, the team executing and the...
City High School Football Statistics for Oct. 26, 2015
TOTAL OFFENSE __ Rush__ Pass__ Total Shima, TW__ 214__ 1,625__ 1,839 Thomas, TH__ 889__ 882__ 1,771 Cowan, Sea__ 335__ 1,104__ 1,439 McCoy, TH__ 1,268__ 38__ 1,306 Crittenden, Hay__ 6__ 1,063__...
Contact Key for Royals Reaching Base, Driving Up Opposing Pitch Counts
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Sometimes you expect a batter for the Kansas City Royals to go to the plate without wearing a helmet. Or, hear him refer to the baseball as horsehide. Or, not bother to wear a batting glove. The approach the Royals take...
Daily Record
BIRTHS St. Francis John P. Celentano III and Nikiea Williams, Topeka, boy, Sept. 4. Stormont-Vail Jared Ransone and Ashly Reese, Topeka, boy, Oct. 22. Gabe and Sarah Zeller, Topeka, boy, Oct. 23. Johnny Hernandez Jr....
Editorial: Legislation from Nowhere
It appears most Kansas legislators have little interest in attaching their names to the bills they introduce each year. Their preference is to have their proposed legislation introduced as committee bills, which they say gives the measures more weight....
Father's Trial Set for Next January
The preliminary hearing of a man facing charges linked to an explosion in his car that severely injured his 4-year-old son will be in late January. The Chrysler 300 automobile blew up about 10:15 a.m. July 5 as Jacob Daniel Schell, 37, of Topeka,...
Feds Sue KCK Housing Authority
KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The Justice Department sued the Kansas City, Kan., Housing Authority and a former hearing officer Monday over sexual harassment claims. Victor L. Hernandez is accused in the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Kansas City,...
Gallery Hosts Craft Event ; Materials Provided during Sessions to Make Shadow Box Altars
Community members on Monday evening created nichos -- portable shadow box altars -- inspired by Catholicism and Dia de los Muertos at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library's Alice Sabatini Gallery, 1515 S.W. 10th Ave. Nichos are a mashup...
GOP Was on Right Track with 2010 Bundling Pledge
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins offered an endorsement in 2010 of "Pledge to America: The New Republican Agenda." The Kansas Republican, part of the leadership team in the House with outgoing Speaker John Boehner, heaped praise on a commitment in the pledge...
Hayden Soccer Routs El Dorado, Advances to State Playoffs
It's been a tough fall for the proud Hayden boys soccer program, which won a state title as recently as 2012. But the Wildcats gave themselves something to cheer about Monday, advancing in the Class 4A-1A playoffs with an 8-0 win over El Dorado at...
Health Market Options to Be Available This Week
Kansans affected by the recent Coventry Health Care decision to not offer health insurance plans through the federal marketplace in 2016 will have a chance to view other available options beginning this week. Ken Selzer, the Kansas Commissioner...
Horoscopes
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- You are best to focus on affection and love. Make the most of your romantic feelings and spend extra time with someone you care about. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Don't risk your position or your reputation by...
House GOP Conservative Leading Transparency Bid ; Senate, House Harbor Mixed Feelings on Bill Consolidation
Rep. John Rubin's tenacious advocacy for transparency in the Kansas Legislature irritates peers. Some Capitol insiders delighted in pouring contempt into observations about his notions of open government. Rubin was heckled in the hallway by a...
Judge Consolidates Charges in Rape Case ; Second Offense Shares Location, Some Witnesses
In a trial starting in three weeks, Shawnee County jurors will decide to convict or acquit a defendant in the consolidated charges alleging the kidnapping-sex assaults of a woman and the severe punching of a man, a judge ruled Monday. In the first...
Kathleen Parker: Paging Sidney Blumenthal
Who is Sidney Blumenthal? Doubtless many watching Thursday's House select committee hearing on Benghazi must have wondered. The name was mentioned so many times it was challenging to remember Hillary Clinton, not he, was the one on trial, for...
Kevin Haskin: Pressure Should Be on Royals, If Only Royals Felt Pressure
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The postgame celebration after the Kansas City Royals captured the American League pennant actually provided a painful, but important, backdrop. While standing on the infield at Kauffman Stadium, the Royals were mindful of...
Letters
DEBT TO SOCIETY Who really pays? I'm writing in response to a letter in which the author wrote he often hears the phrase that felons released from prison have "paid their debt to society." I have been classified as an offender with...
Mets Notebook: Daniel Murphy Enjoying 'Humbling Experience'
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Daniel Murphy is having a postseason like no other. The New York Mets second baseman is hitting .421 this October, but it's his recent power surge that has set him apart. Murphy has set a postseason record by hitting home runs...
Needles in Recycling a Concern ; Nonprofit Director Tells Commission about Free Biohazard Disposal Boxes
Medical hypodermic needles and syringes, called "sharps," are making their way into county recycling, posing a danger for recycling employees. The sharps can stab employees or break open and contaminate recycling, said Philicia McKee, executive...
New Details Revealed on Voter Fraud Prosecution ; Probable Cause Affidavit from Johnson County Alleges Double Voting
One of the three people charged with voting fraud by Secretary of State Kris Kobach requested an advance Kansas ballot six days after registering to vote in Arkansas, according to a court document from the prosecution. Kobach charged Betty Gaedtke...
No. 2-Seeded Washburn Rural Survives Big Scare
Washburn Rural avoided disaster Monday at home by coming back from a 2-0 deficit to beat Wichita South 5-2 and advance in the 6A state playoffs. As the No. 2 seed in the Central/South Central Region, Rural has its sights set on returning to the...
Oct. 26 Update: High School Football District Standings
VOLLEYBALL High school STATE TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS CLASS 6A At Landon Arena, Topeka Friday pool play Pool I: 3:30 p.m. -- Olathe Northwest (1: 38-1) vs. Wichita Northwest (8: 20-17); 4:30 -- Blue Valley North (4:...
Road to the World Series
ROAD TO THE WORLD SERIES WILD CARD Oct. 6: Houston 3, New York 0 (AL) Oct. 7: Chicago 4, Pittsburgh 0 (NL) AL DIVISION SERIES KANSAS CITY 3, HOUSTON 2 Oct. 8:...
Royals Notebook: Edinson Volquez to Start Game 1 of World Series
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Edinson Volquez began the year as the No. 3 starter for the Kansas City Royals. On Tuesday, he'll pitch Game 1 of the World Series. The Royals right-hander got the nod over Johnny Cueto and Yordano Ventura, manager Ned Yost...
Sports Briefs: Miami Linebacker's Twitter Avatar Depicts Him Crushing Brady's Head
MIAMI LINEBACKER'S TWITTER AVATAR DEPICTS HIM CRUSHING BRADY'S HEAD: Miami Dolphins linebacker Chris McCain has a Twitter avatar this week that shows him crushing Tom Brady's head. The Dolphins face Brady and the New England Patriots on Thursday night,...
Sports Briefs: Wu Volleyball Climbs to No. 10 in Poll
WU VOLLEYBALL CLIMBS TO NO. 10 IN POLL: Washburn's sweep over Central Oklahoma this past weekend helped the Ichabods vault into the No. 10 spot in the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division II poll released Monday. Washburn, which moved...
World Series
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Kansas City Royals have waited 30 years for a championship. They only hope the wait is over real soon. After coming so close a year ago, the Royals are back on baseball's biggest stage, and this time they'll have a little...
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