The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Articles from September 27, 2017

Anne Applebaum: Germany's Election Gives the Country a Reality Check
Perhaps it's a useful dose of realism: As it turns out, Germany is not so exceptional after all. It's true that German voters have just given the ruling Christian Democratic Union yet another majority. It's true that Angela Merkel will remain chancellor...
Area Athlete of the Week: Manhattan's Brooklyn Cink
Area: BROOKLYN CINK, MANHATTAN | VOLLEYBALL JUNIORHER PERFORMANCE: Cink helped lead the Indians to the title at the Seaman Invitational as Manhattan went 6-0 and beat Class 4A Division II No. 1 Hayden 25-18, 25-17 in the championship match. Cink was...
Ceremony Highlights Kids Program in Montara
Pauline South Intermediate School students gain "tremendous comfort and security" from knowing they have a place to go after school where adults are looking out for them, principal Chris Holman said Tuesday.Meanwhile, parents take comfort in knowing...
City Athlete of the Week: Hayden Senior Brent Peavler
CITY: BRENT PEAVLER, HAYDEN | SENIOR RB/LBHIS PERFORMANCE: Peavler, 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, rushed for 167 yards on just seven carries and scored three touchdowns in the Wildcats' 63-26 Centennial League victory over Topeka West last Friday. Peavler, an...
Dems' Feuding Dilutes Energy Ahead of 2018
The annual political celebration of the Kansas Democratic Party is orchestrated under the Demofest banner.It could be referred to this year as Demofist.This level of dispute dogging Democrats is familiar to the Kansas Republican Party, which elevated...
Editorial: Addressing Our Worker Shortage
Kansas employers are struggling to find qualified workers, and this could have debilitating long-term consequences for the economic health of our state. It's certainly a problem we face in Shawnee County -- as the September 2016 Market Street community...
Emporia State Volleyball Beats Washburn in Five Sets, Ends 15-Match Losing Streak to WU
EMPORIA -- Several players on both sides got their first taste of the volleyball Turnpike Tussle on Tuesday, with a combined nine freshmen taking the court as Emporia State hosted Washburn.Judging by the five-set battle that ensued, the rivalry that...
FBI's College Basketball Probe Hasn't Involved KU, Official Says
LAWRENCE -- The University of Kansas was not contacted by any government agency throughout a three-year FBI probe that resulted Tuesday in multiple arrests and sent shock waves across college basketball, an athletic department official told The Topeka...
Grammy-Nominated Rapper to Perform at KU Basketball's Late Night
LAWRENCE -- This year's Late Night in cured its headlining act -- other than the Jayhawks themselves, of course.Lil Yachty, a Grammy-nominated rapper and singer best known for singles "Little Boat" and "Broccoli," will perform at the 33rd annual scrimmage...
Group Takes over Diaper Program for Families in Need
Since 2012, members of the Junior League of Topeka have amassed thousands of diapers for distribution to families in need.Community Action Inc. now will take over the Diaper Depot program, which the Junior League said distributes more than 150,000 diapers...
Hayden, a Traditional 4A Football Power, Heading to 3A in 2018
Hayden athletic director Bobby Taul knew long ago that the Wildcats could end up in either Class 4A or 3A for the 2018 and 2019 football seasons, and he knew it was going to be close.It couldn't have been any closer, with Hayden assigned to 3A on a tiebreaker...
K-State Looks to Establish Running Game in Big 12 Opener against Baylor
MANHATTAN -- The running game has been hit or miss for Kansas State through three games.It took a back seat to the passing game against Central Arkansas, thrived against Charlotte then had mixed results in a 14-7 loss Vanderbilt with quarterback Jesse...
Legislators OK Repairs to Facilities
Repairing dams to protect public safety and concern about employee security in state offices highlighted discussion Tuesday among agency administrators and a bipartisan committee of legislators evaluating five-year plans for capital improvements.The...
Mike Hall: Getting Rid of Our Inferiority Complex
Don't give up, Topekans. It's not too late to throw off that old inferiority complex.The problem isn't that Topeka is inferior to other cities, but for years popular opinion was being dictated by some Topekans who claimed there's nothing to do here.Balderblatz,...
Misconceptions Exist, or Do They, regarding Extent of Basketball Corruption
Musings at the mid-week:n One false assumption from the FBI sting that rattled rims and gyms throughout major-college basketball Tuesday was that all coaches were scared stiff.n Not sure that shady recruiting practices are that universal, though the...
Plan Ahead for Breakfast Tailgate
A few years ago, I was in Minneapolis tailgating with friends for the University of Minnesota's homecoming game against Northwestern. We got to the parking lot about 8:30 in the morning, to party before the 11 a.m. kickoff.Our host, Chad Jaeger, started...
Race, Chocolate Event Return
Dave Murray, deputy board chairman, and Gene Howerter, board chairman of the Combat Air Museum at Forbes Field, are preparing for the 13th annual Winged Foot 5K/10K Run & 4K Walk to be held Saturday, Sept. 30. This is the second year it's been paired...
Rural Volleyball Roars Back from 25-6 First-Set Loss to Stun Hayden on Junior Blues' Senior Night
Washburn Rural volleyball coach Kevin Bordewick, who has notched more than 750 wins and seven Class 6A state championships at Rural, isn't used to losing, particularly the way the Junior Blues lost to Hayden in the first set of Tuesday night's triangular...
Student Arrested after Threat Made Reference to Columbine
A Seaman High School student was arrested Monday night in connection with social media threats referencing a deadly school shooting 18 years ago that officials said put district administrators and law enforcement officials on high alert.Seaman Unified...
TPD Investigate Report of Man Who Attempted to Grab Female
Topeka police were called just before dawn Tuesday to a location in the west-central part of the city after someone called in a report of women being approached by a man who was in the area.The caller, who didn't provide identification and didn't stick...
With Wells Declining, Kansas Farmer Employs New Approach
By Amy BickelThe Associated PressHOLCOMB -- On a 100-degree day in July, Dwane Roth could see his neighbors' irrigation pivots pumping water to the corn fields around him.A handful of years ago, he had the same mentality. In a climate where rain comes...
Witness Recites Chilling Testimony
Joseph Krahn was smiling after he killed a man by strangling him with twine, a witness testified Tuesday in the second day of a preliminary hearing for three defendants charged in a Topeka triple-slaying case.Krahn "strangled (victim Matthew Leavitt)...
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