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Articles from November 2, 2015

Alex Smith, Chiefs Steamroll Lions 45-10 in London Tilt
LONDON -- Facing the hapless Detroit Lions, the Kansas City Chiefs did not need Jamaal Charles to rack up a season-high 206 rushing yards in a 45-10 win Sunday at Wembley Stadium. Charcandrick West amassed 97 yards on 20 carries, and Alex Smith threw...
BBB Advice on Consumer Cyber Security as the Shopping Season Begins
November begins the season when consumers get serious about shopping for the holidays. The trend is increasingly toward more online shopping, and that means heightened awareness of cyber security issues is of paramount importance. Hackers are continuing their...
Brees Throws Seven TDs in Saints Win over Giants
Brees throws seven TDs in Saints win over Giants NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees passed for career-highs of 511 yards and seven touchdowns, and recently signed Kai Forbath kicked a 50- yard field goal as time ran out Sunday, giving the New Orleans Saints...
Brent Maycock: Familiar Champions Will Repeat
So there it is. The end of district play as we've known it. At least in Class 6A and 5A. Next year, the state's two largest classes will get to play by a different set of rules, while the remainder of the state continues to be mired in...
Celebrating the Life of Aunt B
I recently experienced the death of a loved one, a situation we all face at some point. My mother's sister was a very gentle and God loving person. I believe my mother will attest to the fact she and her eldest sister were sometimes as different as night...
Editorial: Early Education Emphasized
Randy Watson, Kansas education commissioner, said last week the state's children need to be prepared for kindergarten and students seeking technical education shouldn't be seen as second-class citizens. He is right on both counts, and it is worth...
Horoscopes
SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Love is on the rise. Think "outside the box" when considering the way you would like to make a living. Valuable advice will come to you through an unexpected source. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) -- Someone may try to...
Kansas Gas Service Predicts 8 Percent Decrease in Natural Gas Bills This Winter
An abundance of natural gas has driven down the price of the commodity to near-record lows, benefiting homeowners who heat with natural gas. Kansas Gas Service predicts its customers will see an 8 percent decrease in their natural gas bills this...
Kaylee Page Starts New Chapter with K-State Women's Basketball Team
MANHATTAN -- The first phase of Kaylee Page's college basketball career didn't work out as expected. After a stellar all-state high school career at Wamego where she was the 2014 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, Page went to Nebraska. She appeared...
KU's Smithson Produces on Defense despite Team's Struggles
LAWRENCE -- It can be difficult to find a positive from Kansas' 62-7 defeat against Oklahoma. But if you search hard enough, you can find another brilliant stat line from junior Fish Smithson. Smithson racked up 10 total tackles against the Sooners,...
KU Women Best Pitt State in Exhibition Opener 80-54
LAWRENCE -- Coming out of the locker room at half of Sunday's season-opening exhibition against Pittsburg State, the Kansas women's basketball team had one thing in mind: Get the ball to sophomore Lauren Aldridge quick, and get it to her often. ...
Letters
ELECTIONS Democracy threatened The most powerful individual in Kansas isn't billionaire Charles Koch or even Gov. Sam Brownback. It is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kobach has a long history of working faithfully at whatever position...
Metro Begins Outreach Program ; Specialist Given Opportunity to Help Riders
When a Topeka Metro bus operator noticed one of his regular riders had been beaten up -- her face was swollen and she was wearing sunglasses to hide a black eye -- he knew something had happened, but felt powerless to help her. Now, bus operators...
Sports Briefs: Acc Admonishes Duke-Miami Officials
ACC ADMONISHES DUKE-MIAMI OFFICIALS: The Atlantic Coast Conference suspended the officiating crew that worked the Miami- Duke game for two league contests Sunday after finding they committed "a series of errors" that allowed the Hurricanes to score a...
Sports Briefs: Ten City Volleyball Players Named to All-State Tournament Teams
TEN CITY VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS NAMED TO ALL-STATE TOURNAMENT TEAMS: Ten city high school volleyball players have been honored by the Kansas Volleyball Association with spots on the all-state tournament teams for their respective classes. Hayden,...
State Football Rankings SUPER 10
State football rankings SUPER 10 Team__ record 1. Lawrence (1)__ 9-0 Woods rushes for 294 of Lions' 498 yards in rout of Olathe East 2. Wichita Northwest (2)__ 9-0 Big game from QB Folson, late INTs fight...
'Unique' Program Drives Up Math Participation ; Math: 81 Percent of Seniors in Classes
Getting high school students excited about math, especially those who have struggled with the subject, is a challenge that Brad Nicks said he enjoys taking on every day. "To me, that's what teaching is about," said Nicks, chairman of the Shawnee...
Unknown Location of Topeka's Downtown Plaza Makes Some Businesses Anxious
In the last four months, Renee Herrera's furniture rehab store has become a burgeoning downtown Topeka business. Herrera, the owner of owner of Fabtastic Furniture, buys older furniture and repairs and repaints it. In some cases, she does custom...
Vietnam War Veterans Recall Major Moments ; China Beach Landing, Tet Offensive, Tonkin Gulf to Be Discussed
Vietnam War veteran Bob Aufdemberge recalls the solid rain of red tracer rounds pouring down from American helicopters onto enemy soldiers during the nationwide Tet offensive, then an AK-47 round striking him in the thigh. Don Debarge, a Marine...
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