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Articles from July 29, 2015

Agua Fresca: Blended Fruity Water
Many, many years ago, I was in search of a way to cool off from a hot, steamy summer day in Dallas. The man I was dating at the time, whose family was from El Salvador, plugged in my blender, added some cantaloupe, sugar, lime juice and water, and then...
Cardinals 4, Reds 1
CARDINALS 4, REDS 1 LATE MONDAY Kolten Wong hit a grand slam that backed Lance Lynn and led St. Louis past Cincinnati. NOTABLE: The Cardinals have won six of seven and have a majors' best 64-35 record. CHATTER: "I told myself, don't get...
City Sets Application for Guest Tax Spending
Citing an increased interest in funds from Topeka's transient guest tax, the city will require organizations to fill out an application by mid-August. In question is a 7-percent transient guest tax -- also called a "bed tax" -- that the city imposes...
CJ Extra Q & A:
It may not be good art, but it's hers. That's the motto of a Topeka painter that will be presenting her art on first Fridays for the first time in August, although her work has been featured in two area art shows. When Linda Henson, who...
County to Consider Using Funds for Computer Upgrade
The Home Depot rapid deployment center fell short of its last jobs goal by 106 positions, requiring it to pay $424,000 in claw- backs to Shawnee County. The County Commission on Thursday will consider transferring that unanticipated revenue into...
Cubs 9, Rockies 8
CUBS 9, ROCKIES 8 LATE MONDAY Kris Bryant's two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning lifted Chicago. Colorado__ AB__ R__ H__ BI__ BB__ SO__ Avg. Blackmon cf__ 4__ 1__ 1__ 0__ 1__ 1__ .293 LeMahieu 2b__...
Daily Record
BIRTHS St. Francis Ian and Melissa Johnson, Meriden, boy, July 23. Melissa Eldridge, Topeka, girl, July 28. Brett and Kristen Martinek, Topeka, boy, July 28, Stormont-Vail Jacob and Caitlyn Althouse, Topeka,...
David Ignatius: The New Ear of Hte Lone Wolf
"He acknowledged the truth, he gives (allegiance), the order has been given, his heart beats, he accepts, butterflies kick in. ... The target is given, the anticipation is over, a sense of relief." With this stream-of-consciousness narrative, an Islamic...
Diamondbacks 4, Mariners 3
LATE MONDAY, 10 INNINGS Jake Lamb's sacrifice fly in the 10th inning scored Paul Goldschmidt with the go-ahead run. NOTABLE: The Diamondbacks won their third consecutive game despite blowing a 3-2 lead in the ninth inning.__ Goldschmidt...
Editorial: Creek Study Comes None Too Soon
Eight years after the Shunganunga Creek flooded and drove hundreds of Topekans from their homes, the city and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to study the feasibility of a flood control project along the waterway. The 2007 flood, during which...
Even Landon Couldn't Beat Roosevelt ; Hall: Editor Recalls How Politician Always Mooched Cigarettes
Today, as part of our Topeka Cultural Literacy series, let's answer the question: Why is there a Landon Arena, Landon Lecture series, Landon Middle School, etc.? Alf Landon is probably best known as the man who ran for president in 1936 and was...
Frozen Treats Full of Peachy Flavor
Peachy treats These satisfyingly fruity treats are easy to put together and especially wonderful served in the depths of winter. Use slightly underripe, firm fruit for the best results; otherwise, the cut edges of the peaches will be "fuzzy."...
Giants 4, Brewers 2
GIANTS 4,BREWERS 2 LATE MONDAY Brandon Crawford hit a two-run homer to help rookie Chris Heston win his fifth consecutive decision, and San Francisco beat Milwaukee for its sixth consecutive victory. NOTABLE: The Giants moved a season-high 11...
Holton Hospital CEO Testifies before Congress ; Carrie Saia Urges Subcommittee to Pass Legislation
The CEO of Holton Community Hospital told members of Congress on Tuesday that burdensome federal regulations are making it hard for rural hospitals to survive. Carrie Saia testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on...
Horoscopes
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) -- When asked to make a move, act quickly or the offer may be withdrawn. Put extra effort into your work and educational pursuits. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Do something out of the ordinary. A short excursion with friends...
Lawsuit against City to Be Tried in Topeka ; Employee Originally Sought to Have Discrimination Claim Tried in Kansas City, Kan
A Topeka city employee who initially sought to have her federal discrimination lawsuit against the city tried in Kansas City, Kan., has agreed to have it decided in Topeka. Topeka-based attorney Robert Eye filed a court document July 13 indicating...
Legislators to Mull System Audit ; Committee May Choose to Order Check of DCF's Efforts to Protect Children in Foster Care
Lawmakers will hear a request Wednesday to approve an audit of the state's foster care system that would seek to answer whether the Department for Children and Families takes sufficient steps to ensure child safety and if contractors have enough capacity...
Letters
SOLAR ENERGY Incentives in danger Solar energy is democratic. Like rain, it falls on your house and mine. And, unlike other energy sources, it is difficult for monopolies to corner the market on it. You own your home's wiring and its roof....
Lowery Guilty of Murder ; Man Convicted of Firing Hail of Bullets That Killed Newlywed
After an 11-day trial, a Shawnee County jury convicted a motorist of first-degree murder in the May 2014 drive-by shooting that killed a woman married a few hours earlier. The defendant, Awnterio Dwan Lowery, also was convicted of attempted first-degree...
Marlins 4, Nationals 1
MARLINS 4, NATIONALS 1 Dee Gordon's standup triple led to him scoring the go-ahead run in his return to the lineup, which kept Jose Fernandez unbeaten in his home career. NOTABLE: Fernandez allowed four hits and one run in six innings, improving...
Mets 4, Padres 0
METS 4, PADRES 0 Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance, and New York got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson. NOTABLE: Firing his fastball up to 98 mph, Syndergaard struck...
Mlb
EAST DIVISION __ W__ L__ PCT__ GB__ WCGB__ L10__ STR__ HOME__ AWAY New York__ 56__ 42__ .571__ --__ --__ 8-2__ W-3__ 30-17__ 26-25 Baltimore__ 50__ 49__ .505__ 6 1/2__ 2__ 6-4__ W-4__ 29-18__ 21- 31 Tampa Bay__ 51__ 51__ .500__...
Moran Co-Sponsors Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran has climbed aboard an effort to deny federal funding for Planned Parenthood. On Tuesday, the Kansas Republican said he will co-sponsor S. 1861, introduced by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., to defund the reproductive health care provider...
NFL Commish Rejects Appeal of Brady Ban ; Brady: QB Wanted Phone Destroyed
NEW YORK -- Calling the appeal process "a sham," Tom Brady's agent said Tuesday NFL commissioner Roger Goodell "failed to ensure a fair process" in upholding the quarterback's four-game suspension.Don Yee added that Brady's side was given only four hours...
Official ID of Body Still to Come
Social media posts have identified the body found in North Topeka as that of a missing Manhattan man, but an official identification could be more than a week away, Topeka police said. Police responded to the North Topeka Dillons, 800 N.W. 25th,...
Orioles 7, Braves 3
ORIOLES 7, BRAVES 3 Chris Davis homered twice and drove in five runs, and Baltimore cruised past Atlanta for its fourth straight victory. NOTABLE: Davis hit a three-run shot in the first inning and a two- run drive in the second, both off Julio...
Phillies 3, Blue Jays 2
PHILLIES 3, BLUE JAYS 2 Philadelphia won its first game after trading All-Star closer Jonathan Papelbon to Washington -- and also picked up its ninth victory in 10 games since the All-Star break. NOTABLE: Adam Morgan stopped a four-start...
Psychiatric Unit Adds 12 Beds
Twelve additional adults can now be served in a new inpatient psychiatric unit at KVC's Prairie Ridge Hospital in Kansas City, Kan. The announcement came Tuesday from the Kansas Health Solutions, Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services...
Rays 10, Tigers 2
RAYS 10, TIGERS 2 Rookie Curt Casali had three hits and homered twice for the second game in a row, leading Tampa Bay Rays over slumping Detroit. NOTABLE: Casali hit a two-run homer off All-Star David Price in the fourth inning and added a solo shot...
Rays 5, Tigers 2
RAYS 5, TIGERS 2 LATE MONDAY Curt Casali homered twice, Nathan Karns took a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning and Tampa Bay beat Detroit. NOTABLE: Casali's first homer came on the first pitch of the third inning by Anibal Sanchez, who...
Reds 4, Cardinals 0
REDS 4, CARDINALS 0 Joey Votto hit a three-run homer in support of Mike Leake, who helped shut out St. Louis. FANTASY FACTOR: Votto is the hottest hitter in the majors since the All-Star break, batting .561. He also walked, singled and doubled,...
Royals 2, Indians 1
ROYALS 2, INDIANS 1Eric Hosmer's homer with two outs in the ninth inning lifted Kansas City over Cleveland. NOTABLE: The Indians have lost eight in a row at home -- their longest home losing streak in 40 years.__ Hosmer hit a 3-2 pitch from Trevor...
Royals Acquire Ben Zobrist from Athletics in Exchange for Two Pitchers ; Zobrist: Utility Player to Take over in Left Field
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Back in college, Ben Zobrist once kicked Ned Yost out of his apartment. He'll now play for Kansas City's manager. The Royals made another big addition for the season's stretch run on Tuesday, acquiring the versatile Zobrist...
Standouts Rout Field at City Jr. ; City: Beal Will Be Sophomore at Rural
After grabbing commanding leads in the City Junior Golf Championships on Monday at Topeka Country Club, Rachel Stous and Parker Beal could have played things a bit close to the belt during Tuesday's second round at Cypress Ridge Golf Course. And...
Upcoming Meetings and Events
WED JULY 29 Topeka West Rotary Club, 7 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, Hy-Vee (second-floor conference room), S.W. 29th and Wanamaker. Information: Rick Ryan, 249-9000 or president@topekawestrotary.com. Capitol Midweek Farmers Market, 7:30 a.m....
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Find these volunteer opportunities and much more at VolunteerTopeka.com. GREAT OVERLAND STATION 701 N. Kansas Ave. Volunteers are needed to help at the annual Topeka Railroad Festival, 9:30 a.m. to...
White Sox 9, Red Sox 4
WHITE SOX 9, RED SOX 4 Jose Abreu and Geovany Soto homered and drove in three runs apiece and Jeff Samardzija pitched eight strong innings for Chicago.NOTABLE: The White Sox quickly spoiled Boston's pregame party for Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez...
Yankees 6, Rangers 2
YANKEES 6, RANGERS 2 LATE MONDAY Alex Rodriguez homered on his 40th birthday, helping New York beat Texas. NOTABLE: A-Rod's solo drive in the sixth made him only the fourth player in major league history to homer both as a teenager and in his...
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