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Articles from January 9, 2016

Antibiotic Overuse in Meats Gives Rise to Dangerous Bacteria
Nowhere are antibiotics more inappropriately employed than in the meat and poultry industries, according to Consumer Reports. About 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the U.S. are given to animals raised for food. The most recent data from...
British Ban of Trump Would Be Savage
The news that the British Parliament will debate whether Donald Trump should be banned from the United Kingdom brings back memories of a similar British banishment of American talk-radio star Michael Savage. In 2009 Savage was placed on a list...
Career a Siren's Call ; New AMR Manager Transitions from Law Enforcement
As far back as Jon Antrim can remember, he has been fascinated with lights and sirens. Growing up in a small Oklahoma town just south of Liberal, Antrim formed a keen interest in emergency response and care -- watching for firetrucks, shooting...
Church to Have Epiphany Celebration
Kansas Avenue United Methodist Church, 1029 N. Kansas Ave, will present "Star of Hope," an Epiphany celebration, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10. The event will feature a display of Nativities, a pageant, special music and a chocolate buffet. For more...
Class 3A No. 1 Osage City Boys Race Past Lyndon 62-42
OSAGE CITY -- Five minutes into Friday night's Flint Hills League clash of unbeatens, Lyndon was doing everything it had to do to knock off Class 3A No. 1 Osage City on its home court. Most importantly, the Tigers were making shots. Lyndon hit...
Daily Records
BIRTHS Stormont-Vail Brooke Allen, Topeka, boy, Jan. 6. Kevin and Sarah Richards, Topeka, boy, Jan. 6. Craig and Kayla Stewart, Topeka, boy, Jan. 6. PETS The following animals have been brought to the...
Executive Order by Obama Only Intensifies Polarizing Debate over Gun Control
If only the executive order President Barack Obama recently issued regarding gun control could prompt reasonable discussion of the issue. It won't. The political debate rages on one of the most divisive topics in America. The series of...
Hayden Boys' Defense Shines in 53-44 Victory at Topeka West
The Topeka West and Hayden boys battled through a back-and-forth first half Friday, but after halftime, the Chargers' offense slowed to a near standstill. Tied at the break, the Wildcat defense allowed just two third- quarter points and eventually...
Heights Boys Rally in Second Half, Take Down Junction City
Shawnee Heights trailed by seven in the second quarter and by one at halftime, but the T-Bird boys turned it around in the second half to post a 65-55 victory against Junction City on Friday night. Heights (4-2, 2-1) opened the second half on a...
High Boys Unable to Earn Road Upset in Manhattan
MANHATTAN -- Finding itself with a manageable eight-point deficit going into the third quarter of Friday's game against Manhattan, the Topeka High boys basketball team found itself on the wrong end of a huge run. The Trojans were outscored 18-6...
Highland Park Boys Cruise Past Emporia
The Highland Park boys can score points in a hurry. Emporia found that out firsthand. Fueled by 19 points from Malik Keith and 15 from Harold Emanuel, the Scots rolled to a 76-52 victory Friday at home. The Scots shot 24 of 45 from the...
High School Basketball Scores, Boxes for Jan. 8, 2016
ABILENE 63, MARYSVILLE 43 Abilene__ __ 9__ 17__ 21__ 16__ --__ 63 Marysville__ __ 13__ 10__ 15__ 5__ --__ 43 Abilene -- Hazlett 5 (1) 4-4 15, Harms 6 0-0 12, Schwarting 4 (2) 1-1 11, Wilson 2 3-4 7, Ford 2 2-2 6, Wildley 2 (1) 0-0...
High School Boys Stats
High school boys CITY Seaman 54, Washburn Rural 51 STATE Andover 53, Goddard 44 Andover Central 63, Arkansas City 48 Attica 49, Skyline 38 Basehor Linwood 69, KC-Ward 26 Berean Academy 52, Moundridge...
High School Stats
Boys high school scores BIG SEVEN Hiawatha 47, Atchison County 31 Sabetha 42, Royal Valley 31 Santa Fe Trail 41, Central Heights 24 LYON COUNTY Lebo 68, Waverly 51 Olpe 58, Marais des Cygnes Valley 45...
Horoscopes
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) -- Opportunity is apparent if you are ready to take action. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 19) -- You should set your plan in motion and keep the momentum going. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Discuss your plans with...
Is Showtime Over?
"Establishment Presidential Candidates Battle to End Flirtation With Outsiders." That Wall Street Journal headline sums up the race for the Republican nomination less than a month before the Iowa caucuses. Most political analysts, including...
Kansas State Fair Officials Closer to Developing Master Plan
Very few buildings on the state fairgrounds in Hutchinson are in poor condition, consultants told fair leaders Friday as they come closer to developing a master plan for the annual Kansas event. The firm Keffer/Overton Associates provided its preliminary findings...
KHP Asks for Input on Trooper Tattoos ; Trooper: KHP Policy in Place since 2008; No Figures on Effect
The Kansas Highway Patrol hopes to find out whether the public is ready for troopers with visible tattoos. That agency, which is coping with a statewide manpower shortage, asked in a news release Friday for input on what the public has to say...
K-State at No. 2 Oklahoma
NORMAN, Okla. -- The stage is set for a confrontation of strength vs. strength. Oklahoma ranks No. 3 in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage, connecting at a 45.7-percent clip, while Kansas State is No. 1 nationally in 3-point field goal...
New Year, New Interior ; Fresh Paint, Reupholstering Can Give New Life to Bland Rooms
Every year when I take down my holiday decorations, my house seems a little cold and empty. Stripped bare of all those festive greens, ribbons and shining objects, I see everything I'm not so crazy about in my home's decor, from the nicks and scratches...
No. 1 Kansas vs. Texas Tech
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Devonte' Graham didn't get much sleep Monday night. After his team's triple-overtime victory over Oklahoma, the Kansas guard found a replay of the game, staying up until 6 a.m. to watch the whole thing. "It kind of made...
Orchids: Easier to Grow Than You Think ; Kidd: Water-Soluble Fertilizers Are Great for Planting Orchids
Orchids, the exotic tropical flower. I'll bet you didn't know they can be found from the edge of the Arctic Circle to the islands that rim the Antarctic. Are you amazed? I was. I always assumed orchids were tropical "pansies" that needed mysterious...
Phil Anderson: Meeting to Highlight Different Religions
Several months ago, as religious tension was escalating worldwide, members of the Islamic Center of Topeka decided to hold a town hall meeting to bring people of various faith groups together. The goal was to allow leaders of the religious groups to...
Powerball Ticket Sales Surge as Jackpot Grows
Frenzied sales in Kansas and nationally have swollen the projected Powerball jackpot to a record $800 million as players dream about instantly becoming exceptionally wealthy, officials said Friday. No tickets matched all numbers in the Wednesday...
Ralfeal Carr Convicted in Drive-By Shooting of Man in Hi-Crest in July; Jury Acquits on Five Counts
A Shawnee County District Court jury convicted Ralfeal Eron Carr on Friday of the most serious of seven charges he faced tied to the drive-by wounding of a pedestrian during a series of shootings last summer in the Hi-Crest neighborhoods. In a...
Refugee Support Ban Broadens ; Brownback Extends Order to Cover Those Displaced from Any Nation
Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order Friday appearing to block the state from assisting in the resettling of refugees from any nation. Brownback joined numerous other governors in blocking Syrian refugees in November, but the new order...
Renting Instead of Owning May Be Right Choice
Dear Bruce: I'm 23 years old. My yearly income is $40,000 and I have good credit. I want to move out of my parents' house, but I don't want to pay rent just to pay someone else's mortgage. Is there any way I could buy a house with this salary? -- K.L....
Schumm Civil Action to Be Refiled after Criminal Case Over
In a hearing lasting only seconds on Friday, Shawnee County District Court Judge Franklin Theis dismissed a civil action seeking to oust Topeka City Councilman Jonathan Schumm from office. The district attorney's office filed the motion several...
Seaman Boys Edge Washburn Rural
Seaman's boys basketball team struggled off and on throughout Friday night's Centennial League game against Washburn Rural. But the Vikings' good stretches were enough to produce a hard- earned 54-51 victory at Seaman. Seaman, which improved...
Signs Critical of Transfer of KDOT Funds ; Billboards Equate $1 Million a Day to 'Highway Robbery'
The Kansas contractors' lobbying association displayed on highway billboards dissatisfaction with the state's transfer of more than $300 million annually from the T-Works transportation program to pay for general government expenses. A half dozen...
Sports Briefs: College Football Playoff Plans to Stick with New Year's Eve
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PLANS TO STICK WITH NEW YEAR'S EVE: College Football Playoff executive director Bill Hancock said Friday he does not anticipate any changes being made to next season's schedule when the semifinals will again be played on New...
Sports Briefs: Former Cardinals Official Pleads Guilty to Hacking Astros
FORMER CARDINALS OFFICIAL PLEADS GUILTY TO HACKING ASTROS: The former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to hacking into the player database and email system of the Houston Astros in an unusual case of...
Tale of the Tape
HOUSTON -- The subject of the Chiefs' last playoff win can't be avoided. Expect the topic to provide material for media and fan discussions until the Chiefs accomplish what they haven't done since Jan. 16, 1994. But an area where the subject...
Topeka City Council Committee Recommends Moving Marian Clinic Funding Back to Source
The Topeka City Council's Economic and Community Development Committee recommended Friday that nearly $8,000 awarded to the Marian Clinic be returned to its source. The city's governing body last year earmarked $7,844 for the clinic, which in...
Washburn at Central Oklahoma
At first glance, there isn't much about Jayna Smith to suggest the Washburn forward would be the rebounding force that she is. Smith is undersized in the post and doesn't rely on athleticism to make an impact. Still, the senior will find a...
Winter's a Great Time to Put House on Market ; Market: Avoid Holiday Clutter
The weather outside may be frightful, but Topeka area realtors are delighted with a recent uptick in home sales. According to the Sunflower Association of Realtors, total home sales in Topeka and surrounding areas were up 5.8 percent in November...
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