The Topeka Capital-Journal

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Articles from August 27, 2014

Abbott Center Decision Set for Thursday
The Shawnee County Commission plans Thursday to make a decision on the future of the Juan "Poppy" Abbott Community Center, 1112 S.E. 10th. Commissioners Bob Archer, Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler spent more than an hour at their Aug. 14 meeting...
Bike Ride to Honor Librarian
People who knew the late Cal Melick as either a dedicated, always helpful librarian at Washburn University or as an accomplished, lifelong cycling enthusiast -- or both -- will honor him Saturday with a memorial recognizing both aspects of his life....
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Daily Record
BIRTHS St. Francis Brook Biswell and Lisa Bech, Topeka, girl, Aug. 25. Tiffany Friedhofen, Topeka, girl, Aug. 25. Zhaquarius Miller, Topeka, and Heather Carlson, Tecumseh, girl, Aug. 26. Todd and Dani Renner, Topeka,...
Editorials: Traffic Accident Study Shows Gender Differences
Researchers at Kansas State University came up with some interesting facts during a study of traffic accidents over a five year period involving young drivers -- ages 16 to 24. The question now is how to transfer that information to those who would...
Examine Criminal Justice System
What is called "the" 1964 Civil Rights Act is justly celebrated for outlawing racial and other discrimination in employment, "public accommodations" and elsewhere. But that year's second civil rights act, the Criminal Justice Act, which is 50 years old...
Flavor: Plant Waters on the Rise
Plant waters Coconut water, maple water, even birch and cactus waters. A quick inventory of beverages in the produce section makes it clear -- plant waters are rising. Soda and non-fresh juice sales are flat or slipping slightly, but plant-based...
Hit It a Ton
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It's a little hard to imagine the Kansas City Royals without Billy Butler in the lineup in the coming years. But Butler is hoping it doesn't come to that. "Everyone knows my contract expires at the end of the year," Butler...
Horoscopes
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) -- Don't try to keep up with what others are doing. Spend time on your own projects. LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- If you are doubtful about a new offer, reserve judgment until you have all the relevant details. SCORPIO...
Kevin Haskin: Call It by Any Name, Family Stadium Will Be Full
Musings at the mid-week: - On first reference, Bill Snyder drops the formalities when referencing the football stadium in which he works. - Your Family Stadium is how the Kansas State coach addressed the facility in a recent letter he...
K-State's Jones Working to Remain on Top of Chart ; Cats: Touted Freshman Likely to Redshirt
MANHATTAN -- Charles Jones entered the Big Eight Room of Kansas State's Vanier Football Complex on Tuesday, walked to the middle of the room, and as he turned around, saw a media swarm charging at him like an entire defense. Jones may have to...
K-State Study Looks at Gender, Driving Accidents
Researchers at Kansas State University said young female drivers are more likely to strike a pedestrian, while their male counterparts are more likely to crash off-road, after dark or on the weekend. They determined gender plays a role in driver...
Letters
GUBERNATORIAL RACE Vote conservative Gov. Sam Brownback is making a strong effort to lower taxes for all Kansans in order to grow the state's economy. We are in the early stages of his plan and it will work. The Bureau of Labor Statistics...
Mlb
EAST DIVISION __ W__ L__ PCT__ GB__ WCGB__ L10__ STR__ HOME__ AWAY Baltimore__ 75__ 55__ .577__ -__ -__ 6-4__ W-2__ 36-26__ 39-29 New York__ 68__ 62__ .523__ 7__ 3__ 7-3__ L-1__ 33-31__ 35-31 Toronto__ 66__ 65__ .504__ 9 1/2__ 5 1/2__...
'Our System Is Breaking' ; Trust in City's Government Discussed at Rate Hike Meeting
Topeka city manager Jim Colson realizes a lot of Topekans lack confidence in their city government, he said Tuesday evening. But Colson said he is working continually to hold employees accountable and better serve citizens, while city council members seem...
Psychics Never Win the Lottery ; Hall: Pilots' Nonsense Invites Retorts
The War on Nonsense continues, with little progress to report. - A couple of items from the small appliance division: Why is there a permanent press setting on an iron? Why do we need to iron things that are supposed to be permanently pressed?...
Records Request Raises Queries ; School Invitation Info Sought by Legislative Agency
A legislative open-records request sent last week to school districts has some superintendents wondering how to comply, and has skeptics asking whether the request is politically motivated. Superintendents across the state received the inquiry...
Scoreboard
TODAY'S LINE College football THURSDAY Favorite__ Line__ Underdog SOUTH CAROLINA__ 10 1/2__ Texas A&M Wake Forest__ 2 1/2__ LA.-MONROE TULSA__ 6 1/2__ Tulane Mississippi-a__ 10__ Boise St. ...
Sports Briefs: Astros 4, Athletics 2
ASTROS 4, ATHLETICS 2 Chris Carter hit his 32nd homer, a three-run drive in the eighth inning that lifted Houston over Oakland. NOTABLE: Athletics Manager Bob Melvin said shortstop Jed Lowrie (broken right index finger) and infielder Nick...
Sports Briefs: Brewers 10, Padres 1
BREWERS 10, PADRES 1 LATE MONDAY Milwaukee__ AB__ R__ H__ BI__ BB__ SO__ Avg. C.Gomez cf__ 5__ 1__ 3__ 0__ 0__ 0__ .289 Herrera ph-rf__ 1__ 1__ 1__ 0__ 0__ 0__ .271 Lucroy 1b__ 3__ 1__ 0__ 0__ 2__ 0__ .302 Reynolds...
Sports Briefs: Cubs 3, Reds 0
CUBS 3, REDS 0 Travis Wood pitched six innings of two-hit ball against his former team for his first win in two months, leading Chicago to a victory over Johnny Cueto and Cincinnati. FANTASY FACTOR: Anthony Rizzo connected for his 30th...
Sports Briefs: Kansas Speedway to Host Two NASCAR Weekends in 2015
KANSAS SPEEDWAY TO HOST TWO NASCAR WEEKENDS IN 2015: Kansas Speedway will be a part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season twice in 2015 officials announced Tuesday. A Sprint Cup Series race will be May 9, 2015, and the Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup...
Sports Briefs: Mets 3, Braves 2
METS 3, BRAVES 2 NOTABLE: Right in the thick of a crowded NL wild-card race, the Braves have totaled only five runs while dropping three in a row after a 7-1 stretch. Atlanta__ AB__ R__ H__ BI__ BB__ SO__ Avg. Heyward rf__ 4__ 0__...
Sports Briefs: Orioles 4, Rays 2
ORIOLES 4, RAYS 2 Jonathan Schoop singled in the go-ahead run in the sixth inning and Caleb Joseph had two RBIs as Baltimore beat fading Tampa Bay NOTABLE: The Rays have lost seven of 10 since reaching the .500 mark on Aug. 15. FANTASY...
Sports Briefs: Orioles 9, Rays 1
ORIOLES 9, RAYS 1 LATE MONDAY Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Davis homered in succession during a six-run fifth, and Baltimore beat Tampa Bay to end a three- game losing streak. NOTABLE: Baltimore hit five homers in all, four...
Sports Briefs: Phillies 4, Nationals 3
PHILLIES 4, NATIONALS 3 Freddy Galvis and Darin Ruf homered and Carlos Ruiz drove in go- ahead run with an eighth-inning sacrifice fly to lead Philadelphia to a victory over Washington. NOTABLE: Ken Giles struck out the side in a scoreless...
Sports Briefs: Pirates 5, Cardinals 2
PIRATES 5, CARDINALS 2 Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning, lifting Pittsburgh over St. Louis. NOTABLE: Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his...
Sports Briefs: Rangers 2, Mariners 0
RANGERS 2, MARINERS 0 LATE MONDAY Miles Mikolas allowed three hits in eight scoreless innings, J.P. Arencibia singled home the go-ahead run in the fourth and Texas opened a three-game set against Seattle with a win. NOTABLE: The...
Sports Briefs: Royals 2, Twins 1
ROYALS 2, TWINS 1 Alex Gordon hit a two-run homer in the ninth inning, giving Kansas City a win over Minnesota and helping the Royals avoid their first three-game skid since mid-July. NOTABLE: The Royals had been shut down all night by...
Sports Briefs: Southern Cal Looking into Captain's Heroics, Subsequent Injury
SOUTHERN CAL LOOKING INTO CAPTAIN'S HEROICS, SUBSEQUENT INJURY: Southern California coach Steve Sarkisian says the school is investigating defensive back Josh Shaw's story that he injured both of his ankles jumping off a balcony to save his nephew from drowning....
Sports Briefs: Tigers 5, Yankees 2
TIGERS 5, YANKEES 2 Rick Porcello pitched eight impressive innings, and Detroit snapped New York's five-game winning streak. FANTASY FACTOR: Porcello joined teammate Max Scherzer as the American League's only 15-game winners, allowing two...
Stormont-Vail Plans Surgery Center
Stormont-Vail HealthCare will open a new surgery and therapy center in the second half of 2015. Officials from Stormont-Vail led a ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday afternoon at 2601 S.W. East Circle Drive North, which is a spot the health system...
TGA Senior Stroke Play
The near-misses had finally hit a point of nearly complete frustration for Dave Carson. Every year, he seemed to find his way into the mix for the TGA City Stroke Play title. And every year, the crown eluded Carson. It was enough that it finally...
Two Classics Make a Pair ; Coffee, Chocolate Go Together Well in Locally Produced Bars
Chefs and cooks know chocolate and coffee are the perfect pairing. Both have nuances of flavor, much like fine wines. When combined, each makes the other taste better. This concept makes the recent collaboration between Topeka's PT's Coffee...
Veterans to Be Honored with Upcoming Events ; Veterans: Event to Mark 100th Anniversary of WWI
Veterans will be honored this week and during the Labor Day weekend through several activities. The Vietnam Traveling Wall will be in Topeka from Thursday through Sunday at the Museum of the Kansas National Guard at Forbes Field, 6700 S.W. Topeka...
YWCA Event Set for Oct. 1
The Topeka YWCA will host its annual Women's Night Out fundraiser on Oct. 1, with last year's dueling pianos returning for an encore. The event runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel's Sunflower ballroom. Tickets are $50 or $600 for...
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