The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Articles from July 9, 2016

1980s-Era Cedar Shingles Tend to Warp over Time ; Replacing Cedar Shingles on Roof May Require New Underlayment to Carry Weight of an Asphalt Shingle
Q: We are wanting to purchase a 1980s-era home that has cedar shingles. I have asked several different roofers for a price to repair the shingles, but every one of them said they will have to replace the shingles and add new underlayment. It's like they...
Advice Key for First-Time Homebuyers
Buying a first home is an exciting and nerve-wracking prospect. It's no wonder many first-time homebuyers are prone to missteps that a more seasoned purchaser would avoid. Carrie Calhoon, president of the Sunflower Association of Realtors and...
As Pain Grips Nation, Calls for Understanding ; City Expresses Optimism with Relationship of Officers, Locals
A new wave of critiques of the relationship between police and the public emerged Friday after five Texas law enforcement officers were gunned down the previous evening at a Dallas protest against the killings by police of black men in Minnesota and...
Chiefs' Eric Berry Hopeful for Long-Term Deal
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Bright smiles and the sound of laughter filled the North Kansas City High School football stadium Friday evening as Chiefs safety Eric Berry hosted 350 local youth for his annual football camp. Berry's smile matched the participants...
Church to Host Free Movie Night on Saturday ; Film 'Faith of Our Fathers' Tells Story of Vietnam Vets Who Reunite
Highland Heights Christian Church, 2930 S.E. Tecumseh Road, will have a free movie night beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9. The movie will be "Faith of Our Fathers," about a pair of Vietnam veterans who report for duty in 1969 with different...
Daily Record
BIRTHS Stormont Vail Nikki and Chris Stiles, Topeka, boy, July 8. Lindsey and Luke Buckman, Osage City, boy, July 8. Marci and Ian Gudenfauf, Topeka, boy, July 8. Samantha and Joseph May, Topeka, boy, July 8. ...
DCF: Welfare Recipients May Require Mentoring ; Agency Considers Ways to Improve Enrollment Numbers
A Kansas agency is considering whether to require welfare recipients to join a mentoring program that so far has drawn few participants, attempting to decide if such a move would help clients realize the value of mentoring relationships. The Department...
Experts to Inspect Sick Plants, Pests Pplaplants,insects
Have a garden pest you can't identify? Are your green beans looking rusty? The experts at the Master Gardeners Sick Plant Clinic might be able to help. The free clinic will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at Fairlawn Plaza, 2114 S.W. Chelsea...
Former Jayhawk Geubelle Overcomes Past Heartbreak to Earn Spot in Rio
EUGENE, Ore. -- Andrea Geubelle is no stranger to the heartbreak of being oh-so close. As a junior at Kansas, Geubelle lost an NCAA title in the triple jump after her winning mark was overturned by a coach's protest. Later that summer, Geubelle...
Former KU Discus Thrower Mason Finley Overcomes Speed Bumps to Land in Rio
EUGENE, Ore. -- In reality, Mason Finley is a guy who works behind the scenes, using his 6-foot-8 frame to do the heavy lifting for community theater presentations in Lawrence. In his dreams, he plays a 350-pound space alien on the big screen....
GraceMed, USD 501 Partner for Clinic ; East Topeka's State Street Elementary, Chase Middle School to Provide Medical, Dental Services
GraceMed will partner with Topeka Unified School District 501 to offer a medical and dental clinic in east Topeka, where access to such resources is more limited, both organizations said Friday. The goal is for GraceMed to open and operate the clinic...
Guide for What to Watch on Streaming Sites
There's a dizzying array of streaming services to choose from. In general, subscription services such as Hulu and Netflix make the most sense for those who watch a lot of shows and movies, and for fans of original series. Here's an overview of...
Horoscopes
CANCER (June 21-July 22) -- Change what isn't working for you. Take the opportunity to make your life better. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- Step outside your comfort zone if it will help you bring about positive change in your community or to your...
Investor Wonders If an Adviser Is Worth the Cost
Dear Bruce: I have approximately $1 million invested 60 percent in American Funds mutual stock funds and 40 percent in five different bond funds. I have little or no contact with my financial adviser, who never calls me. I have no problem with...
Kansas Farm Bureau Endorses Roger Marshall over Rep. Tim Huelskamp
The Kansas Farm Bureau on Friday endorsed congressional challenger Roger Marshall in his bid to unseat U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, marking the first time in its history that the KFB chose a challenger over an incumbent. The endorsement, a political...
Let Electricity Consumers, Not Big Mergers, Control Their Pocketbooks
As people who watch our electricity industry closely, big changes are coming that will put extreme financial pressures on large incumbent electric companies that generate their own power. If policymakers are prudent, however, these changes could provide...
Like to Garden? Join the Master Gardeners ; Kidd: Classes to Begin Sept. 8
"I used to garden 'by the seat of my pants.' Now I know how and why. This is great!" "Learning is fun again and challenging. I can't think of anything I would rather do." "Everything I grew was by trial and error. Now, I can intentionally...
Local Artist Creates Fourth Mural for Our Lady of Guadalupe Church ; Lifelong Parishioner Andy Valdivia Spent about 3 Months on Latest Art
The large, colorful murals that span the walls at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 201 N.E. Chandler, and its recreation building -- the Marlo Cuevas Balandran Activity Center -- grew in number after the May 11 completion of "The Five Apparitions,"...
Rattlers Strike Late to Beat Golden Giants, 4-3
The Rossville Rattlers couldn't produce much offense against the assembly line of pitchers employed by the Topeka Golden Giants, but they made the most of what they had. Managing only four hits, the Rattlers manufactured a pair of runs then got...
Sex Abuser Gets Life in Prison ; Seel Sentenced after Admitting to Exploitation of Underage Female Relative
A Topeka woman was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 25 years after admitting to encouraging, facilitating and taking part in the repeated sexual abuse of a female relative over seven years. Tiffany Seel...
Students, Teacher Recall East Topeka Junior High for Fiesta Parade ; Parade: Former Teacher Shares Her Experience
For the first time, East Topeka Junior High will have not one, but two floats in the Saturday's Fiesta Mexicana parade -- including former students who want to memorialize the school and a prominent educator who began her career there. The former...
Surprisingly Grand Honor ; Local Artist Named Grand Marshal of 83rd Topeka Fiesta Mexicana
An artist who has devoted nearly 3,000 hours chronicling through murals the history, culture and faith of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church will be honored Saturday morning as grand marshal of the downtown Topeka parade to kick off the 83rd anniversary edition...
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Calls Dallas Protesters 'Hypocrites' for Running from Sniper's Bullets
AUSTIN, Texas -- Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called protesters who ran away from the hail of bullets that rained down on downtown Dallas on Thursday night "hypocrites" during an interview Friday on Fox News. "All those protesters last night, they turned around...
The Value in Taking a Day off for Democracy
The Shawnee County Election Office is asking employers and citizens to participate in a "Day Off for Democracy" this year. The campaign is an effort to find and train volunteers to be election workers in Shawnee County. More than 500 workers are...
Topekan Jacob Schell Pleads Guilty to Attempted Criminal Use of Explosives after July 2015 Explosion Injures Son
A Topeka man on Friday in Shawnee County District Court pleaded guilty to an amended charge of attempted criminal use of explosives regarding an incident from July 2015 in northeast Topeka, during which he was driving a vehicle with his 4-year-old son...
Topekans Add Unexpected Touches to Yard ; Nancy and Roger Leonard's Colorful Wildflowers Attract Wildlife to Property
Unexpected touches add beauty, sentiment and interest to Nancy and Roger Leonard's Topeka yard. Among the most striking is what Roger has done along the banks of the creek that borders their home on the front and the back side of their yard. ...
Wichita State's Gavyn Yetter Using Sunflower Games to Prep for Senior Season
Gavyn Yetter has become a fixture in the Sunflower State Games track and field competition, loading up with events in preparation for the year ahead as a heptathlete at Wichita State. With her senior season on the horizon, Yetter didn't lighten...
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