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Articles from October 8, 2015

Awards Honoring Topekans Who 'Make a Difference' Coming Up
The Community Resources Council will honor individuals, businesses and organizations that "make a difference" at its annual awards on Oct. 28. The awards luncheon will start at 11:30 a.m. at the downtown Ramada Inn and Convention Center and have...
Benefits of Fluoride Far Outweigh Its Risks
Dear Doctor K: I've read that we need fluoride for healthy teeth. But I've also heard that fluoride can be dangerous. Can you help me sort this out? Dear Reader: There is no treatment that doesn't carry some risk along with the benefit. The question...
Cal Thomas: Obama and Joaquin, Two Forces of Nature
Hurricane Joaquin dumped large amounts of rain on the East Coast, but another "force of nature" flooded the country with so much rhetoric it was difficult for most people to keep up. Before barely any facts were known, there was President Obama...
Central Missouri at Washburn
After a two-year hiatus from the Washburn football program, there was no certainty Hayden Groves would resemble the same player who led the Ichabods in rushing in 2012. But instead of being hampered by the long layoff, Groves actually benefited...
Defendant in Attempted Murder Case Arrested on Second Case, Court Order
A Topeka man charged with severely beating and raping his longtime girlfriend was arrested Wednesday on a new criminal case and on a Shawnee County District Court order. Joseph Taylor Hughes, 30, was booked into Shawnee County Jail at 4:20 p.m....
Downtown Topeka Festivals to Celebrate Jazz, Food Trucks and Alleys
Festivals in downtown Topeka on Saturday will celebrate jazz music, food trucks -- and the potential in the city's alleys. The Capital City Jazz and Food Truck Festival and Topeka Alley Fest both will begin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday near downtown...
Dwight D. Eisenhower Inducted into Walk of Honor as Sam Brownback Suggests Future Statue on Statehouse Grounds
Dwight D. Eisenhower -- arguably the most notable Kansan ever -- joined the ranks of others who have been immortalized on the Kansas Walk of Honor outside the Statehouse on Wednesday as Gov. Sam Brownback suggested a statue of the 34th president may...
Editorial: Making Topeka Better
The first report by a consulting firm hired to evaluate economic development efforts in Shawnee County includes a lot of things familiar to most longtime Topekans. An assessment of local and external perceptions of the Topeka and Shawnee County...
Governor Sam Brownback Not Looking to Tax Hikes or Spending Cuts after Missed Revenue Estimates
Gov. Sam Brownback on Wednesday ruled out further tax increases and said he isn't looking to cut spending as revenue estimates suggest Kansas is heading toward a low end balance. On Oct. 1, the administration said during the first three months of...
Harlem Globetrotters Announce Topeka-Bound Tour on 'GMA'
When the Harlem Globetrotters bring their 90th anniversary world tour to Topeka in January, they want to leave behind something more than memories of their comedy-laden, ball-handling wizardry on the basketball court of Landon Arena in the Kansas Expocentre....
Hayden-Holton District Rivalry Renewed
Before Class 4A split into two divisions for football in 2014, Hayden and Holton waged some classic battles in district play. A handful of those showdowns were do-or-die situations -- the winner locking up a playoff berth and the loser staying home...
Horoscopes
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- In order to be considered a contender, you need to put yourself out there. You will discover valuable opportunities if you meet with peers and colleagues. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Face facts and deal with events...
Injury-Plagued KU Running Back Finally Ready for Return
LAWRENCE -- For Kansas senior running back Taylor Cox, the time has finally come. This Saturday, it will be two years and 26 days since Cox last suited up and took the field at Memorial Stadium. Cox's last two seasons ended early due to injury....
Italian TV Crew Visits Topeka Art Park
Topeka may seem an unlikely destination for tourists from Italy, but it was the perfect fit for a two-person television production team that visited the capital city on Wednesday. Alessandro Turci and Federica Miglio, whose TV production company is...
Jeff Deters: Five Reasons Why the Royals Can Beat the Astros in the ALDS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A year ago, the Kansas City Royals were just happy to be in the postseason. Now they won't be happy unless they win it all. The Royals are the only team in the American League that is returning to the postseason from last year,...
Kansas to Split Federal Funds to Transform Medical Practices
A group of organizations working on changing how clinical practices work in Kansas and other states with significant rural populations will split up to $32.5 million in Medicare and Medicaid funds. Compass Practice Transformation Network, which...
Kevin Haskin: Rise in Royals' Offensive Proficiency Still Includes Speed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In a corner of the Kansas City Royals clubhouse sits a bottle of liniment Terrance Gore wants to keep secret in the cabinet above his locker. Although the swift outfielder plays coy, he'll display the bottle just briefly, and...
K-State Football Forced to Go Deep in Quarterback Pool
MANHATTAN -- In six decades as a football coach, it seems Bill Snyder would have seen it all. Never did Snyder, who turned 76 years old on Wednesday, think he would be discussing a fifth- or sixth- string quarterback, but that's a scenario confronting...
Matt Towery: Trump Befuddles GOP Establishment
Every time they think they have knocked him down, Donald Trump comes up with a counterpunch that keeps the GOP establishment and traditional conservative pundits stunned and confused. Now they are being forced to attack the bedrock of the Reagan economic...
New KU Coach Brandon Schneider Starts on Version of 'Boot Camp'
LAWRENCE -- Brandon Schneider isn't going to predict a bunch of victories or make bold proclamations in his first season as Kansas women's basketball coach. He can promise, however, that his team will compete a certain way. "We'll play...
New-Look Hiawatha Girls Stay Course
Taking over as head coach for the Hiawatha cross country program this year, Becky Shamburg had a pretty good idea about the talent she was inheriting on the girls' team. The Red Hawks returned four of the six runners that helped the team to a...
Political Conflict on Medicaid Expansion Intensifies in Kansas
Political strife over opportunities for Kansas to broaden Medicaid coverage bellowed anew Wednesday with the Kansas Hospital Association countering arguments against reform shared by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and House Speaker Ray Merrick. ...
Rested Royals Look to Stop Astros' Momentum
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's no secret that last year's wild-card game against the Oakland A's changed the Kansas City Royals franchise as a whole. The Royals took that momentum and ran all the way to the World Series. They are now hoping to prevent...
Sports Briefs: Goodell, Owners Expect Future Vote on L.A. Relocation
GOODELL, OWNERS EXPECT FUTURE VOTE ON L.A. RELOCATION: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday he expects owners will vote on a franchise relocation to Los Angeles but isn't sure when. Goodell said the owners expressed interest "in wanting to...
U.S. Supreme Court Skeptical of Kansas Supreme Court's Decision in Carr, Gleason Cases
WASHINGTON -- Nearly 15 years after they became known to Kansans, the grisly details of the Carr brothers' crime spree across Wichita were heard aloud before the nation's highest court Wednesday. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Scalia read a...
Veterinarian Questions Whether City's Plan to Use Sales Tax Revenue Would Go against Voters' Will
A booklet the city of Topeka published last year illustrates why Shawnee County voters expected at least $40 million of revenue to go toward Kansas Expocentre improvements last year when they approved an extension of the countywide, half-cent sales tax,...
Washburn University Professor Gives Talk on Experiences in Iceland
As part of Washburn University's Brown Bag lecture series, sociology professor John Paul spoke Wednesday afternoon about his experiences in Iceland, a country of about 300,000 people. Paul took nine students there in June to learn about Icelandic politics...
Yordano Ventura Ready to Resume Role as Royals Ace in ALDS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first time Yordano Ventura touched the baseball in a postseason game, he was in a pretty awkward spot. Definitely not known for his relieving prowess, Royals manager Ned Yost inserted Ventura in the sixth inning of last year's...
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