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Articles from February 4, 2016

Area Football Signings
AREA FOOTBALL SIGNINGS CAPITAL-JOURNAL TOP 11 Player, school__ College Amani Bledsoe, Lawrence__ Oklahoma Dawson Downing, Miege__ Missouri Tucker Horak, Rossville__ Pittsburg State Christian...
Area Standouts: Young Burlingame Boys Deliver Early with LCL Titles
In sizing up the Lyon County League boys race prior to the season, Burlingame coach Creighton Winters saw clear favorites in Olpe and Hartford. Made plenty of sense. Olpe was the defending league champion, returning several key players froma team...
City Signings List | College Letter of Intent Signings for Topeka High School Athletes
CITY SIGNINGS LIST | COLLEGE LETTER OF INTENT SIGNINGS FOR TOPEKA HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES Athlete__ School__ Sport__ College__ Ceremony Jacob Anderson __ Topeka High __ Football __ Washburn __ 3:15 p.m. Wed. Dante Brooks...
David Beaty, Staff Still Working to Land Kansas Talent at KU
LAWRENCE -- David Beaty made it clear last spring that Kansas would be a priority with his team's recruiting efforts. The new KU coach organized a "Kansas blast," splitting the state into sections with the goal of having an assistant coach make...
Editorial: Spellers Contend for County Crown
Young people in our community often display unbridled talents, spurred by relentless competitive drive. Some show off those skills on the gridiron, others on the hardwood. Still more stand sweating before a microphone, sounding out incomprehensibly...
Healthy Lifestyle Changes Will Combat Prediabetes
Dear Doctor K: After years of normal blood sugar levels, I'm suddenly in the prediabetes range. Am I on an irreversible path to Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes? Dear Reader: No, you're not, but you're facing a challenge. Prediabetes is an early...
Iowa Revealed the Three Themes That Define the 2016 Campaign
Who will win the Republican and Democratic nominations is still anyone's guess, but the Iowa caucus voters defined three themes that are likely to roll through the rest of this year's campaign: alienation, disruption and resilience. Let me unpack...
John Booker Jr. Pleads Guilty to Terrorism Charges Stemming from 2015 Fort Riley Bomb Plot
Ten months after driving a vehicle laden with inert explosives to Fort Riley, John Booker Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday to two terrorism charges as part of a plea deal that could send him to federal prison for 30 years. Booker, 21, pleaded guilty...
Kansas House Bill Influenced by Floyd Bledsoe Case to Require Videotaped Interrogations
Legislation introduced Tuesday, inspired in part by the exoneration of Floyd Bledsoe last December, would require law enforcement agencies to videotape interrogations of murder defendants in Kansas. Rep. Ramon Gonzalez, R-Perry, introduced House...
Kansas Judicial Selection Amendment Stays Alive, Short Two-Thirds Margin to Pass
House proponents of an amendment to the state constitution overhauling selection of Kansas Supreme Court justices on Wednesday fell 15 votes shy of the necessary two-thirds majority required to advance the measure to the Senate. Republican advocates...
Kansas Population Forecast to Hit 3.5 Million by 2064, Wichita State Study Says
Kansas should see about 600,000 new residents over the next 50 years, pushing the state's population to about 3.5 million people, according to a forecast released Wednesday by the Center for Economic Development and Business Research at Wichita State University....
Kansas School District Consolidation Hearing Draws Impassioned Pleas
Opponents of a measure that would consolidate school districts packed a House committee meeting Wednesday, offering impassioned testimony against it. Rep. John Bradford, R-Lansing, defended his bill against critics, saying it wouldn't lead to...
Kansas Senate Approves Reducing Marijuana Penalties
The Senate approved downgraded penalties for marijuana possession Wednesday, while rejecting an effort to decriminalize the substance.Senators voted 38-1 to pass House Bill 2049. In addition to lowering the severity of first- and second-time possession,...
Kansas State Recruiting Class
MANHATTAN -- One characteristic Kansas State's football staff was seeking in its 2016 recruiting class was height, or "range" with the potential to grow into their body, as coach Bill Snyder described. "Our range is better in some of the positions where...
K-State Unable to Sustain Strong Start in Loss at KU ; Wildcats Can't Keep Impressive Start Going
LAWRENCE -- Kansas State's downfall in recent trips to Allen Fieldhouse was falling into a large early deficit, often before the first media timeout, and giving up extended scoring runs to Kansas. The Wildcats avoided the first problem area, holding...
KU Professor, Kansas GOP Urge Constitutional Amendment on Supreme Court Selection
A University of Kansas professor and the executive director of the Kansas Republican Party on Wednesday pressed House members to approve a constitutional amendment overhauling the process for selecting members of the Kansas Supreme Court. Presentations...
Lawton Nuss, Kansas Chief Justice, Defends Current Method of Picking State Supreme Court Justices
Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss on Wednesday reiterated his opposition to changing the way justices are selected, minutes after lawmakers advanced a new method. The present system works well, Nuss said. "My position has not...
Rossville's Horak Happy with Pitt State Signing ; Haskin: Horak Appreciates Talk with Cats' Sean Snyder
ROSSVILLE -- Not a single tear of disappointment stained the document Tucker Horak signed Wednesday. With a Pittsburg State banner covering a portion of the Rossville High School trophy case he helped brighten, Horak gladly made things official....
Showdown Throwdown ; Mykhailiuk Finds Poise as Kansas Wins by 18
LAWRENCE -- For an entire month, the turnovers had gone missing. Getting in the passing lanes? A thing of the past. Pressuring guards on the perimeter? A distant memory. Early in the year, Kansas' guards had annoyed and deflected and burrowed...
Sports Briefs: Former Raiders Quarterback Stabler Had Cte
FORMER RAIDERS QUARTERBACK STABLER HAD CTE: Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said...
Star Parker: Trump's Scorn for Private Property
Donald Trump is running a pretty successful presidential campaign saying that he wants to "Make America Great Again." But he seems to have very little interest in what exactly it is that makes America great. This paradox is very much on...
Topeka City Government to Hold Open House at New Health and Wellness Center
Residents will be able to get a firsthand look Monday at the new Health and Wellness Center that Topeka's city government opened for its employees and retirees on Jan. 8. An open house featuring a tour will begin at 11 a.m. at the center in Suite...
Washburn Men Kept at Bay by Pittsburg State
Every time Washburn found any kind of offensive rhythm, Josiah Gustafson and the Pittsburg State Gorillas were quick to shut it down on Wednesday at Lee Arena. Pitt State held a slim lead for the majority of the game and broke away down the stretch,...
Washburn Recruiting Class
Putting an emphasis on the offensive side, Washburn took the opportunity to beef up its offensive line and add some versatile skill players in the 2016 recruiting class. "At semester, we really tried to bring in some kids to fortify the defense,...
Washburn Women Give Up 21 3-Pointers in 88-57 Loss to Pittsburg State
Pittsburg State started the game with nine 3-pointers in the first quarter, ended the game with back-to-back 3-pointers in the last minute, and hit plenty of treys in between. It all resulted in a historic night for the Gorillas and an 88- 57...
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