The Topeka Capital-Journal

Daily newspaper focusing on local interest topics for Topeka, KS.

Articles from October 20, 2014

City's Public Works Team Sweeps Up at Snow Rodeo ; Volunteers Bring Home Trophy Three Years in a Row
A team of the city's public works department employees brought home the Snow Rodeo team competition trophy for the third year in a row from the Mid-America American Public Works Association Snow and Equipment Expo held Oct. 6-10 near Olathe. The...
Crash Shuts Down Highway Sunday Afternoon
Two people suffered minor injuries Sunday afternoon in the second of two accidents separated by a short distance, both in the westbound lanes of N.E. US-24 at the Soldier Creek Bridge. Three tires on a small red pickup truck were torn off, a...
Cummings Strong in Loss ; Bowen, Jayhawks Again within Striking Distance Late in Fourth Quarter
LUBBOCK, Texas -- Like Charlie Weis before him, Kansas interim coach Clint Bowen's tenure on the sidelines will be judged by wins and losses. But this is KU football, so you have to take the positives when you can get them. For the second straight...
Daily Record
BIRTHS St. Francis Robin and Kayla Green, Harveyville, girl, Oct. 18. Stormont-Vail Christopher Lax and Brianne Smith, Topeka, boy, Oct. 17. LAKE LEVELS Date -- Oct. 19 Reservoir__ Pool__ Elev.__ Dis....
Defending Champion Hayden in 4A Hunt ; Hayden: Course Familiar for Cats
A lot of coaches shy away from being labeled the favorite, especially when it comes to something as big as a state tournament. But Hayden girls golf coach Dan Key knows his defending Class 4A state-champion Wildcats are the team to beat in Monday's state...
Editorial: Scouting Provides Direction
A large group of Cub Scouts, family members, Boy Scouts and Scout leaders visited the Falley Scout Reservation near Oskaloosa recently for a Cub Scout Adventure Days, designed for Cub Scouts who had joined the organization this fall. The activity...
Fight for Equal Rights Continues
Mary, a struggling, young single mother of four, has been saving for nearly three years to buy a home for her children. She finally found one -- only to learn she would pay a higher amount simply because she has been stereotyped as a high risk. ...
Flory, Rural Seeking 6A Golf Title Defense ; Rural: Junior Blues Coming off Big Victory
Washburn Rural's girls golf team will take a talented, veteran team into Monday's Class 6A state tournament on a Topeka Country Club course the Junior Blues know very well. And even though the Junior Blues have a target on their backs as the defending...
Hopefuls Split on Health Compact ; Effect Alliance Would Have on Insurance Commissioner Unclear
A state-level effort to wrest control of health care away from Washington is splitting Kansas' two insurance commissioner candidates and throwing the differences between the two men into sharp relief. Republican Ken Selzer supports the health...
Horoscopes
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) -- Get your facts straight and your paperwork in order before dealing with banks, government agencies or other institutions. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) -- Greater freedom will be yours if you ask for help. SAGITTARIUS...
Human Resource Office Locked in Battle Mode ; Workforce Management Staff Alleges Intimidation, Retaliation
Retired Col. Robert Bloomquist served 32 years in the military but was unprepared for combative, retaliatory leadership encountered at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' human resources office in downtown Topeka. He said unprofessional conduct...
Juror Selection to Begin for Trial ; Man Facing Two Counts of Capital Murder
Hundreds of Shawnee County residents will be summoned to Shawnee County District Court in three weeks to potentially serve as jurors or alternate jurors in the capital murder trial of Billy Frank Davis Jr. Three hundred people will receive cards...
K-State CB Burns Hot, Cold vs. OU ; K-State: Corner Needs Confidence
NORMAN, Okla. -- Cornerbacks, it has been said, play on an island and must have a short memory. Kansas State's Morgan Burns took that roller-coaster ride Saturday. Burns was beaten by Oklahoma's Sterling Shepard for a game-tying 47-yard touchdown...
Last-Second Touchdown Boosts Bills Past Vikings
Last-second touchdown boosts Bills past Vikings ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Quarterback Kyle Orton keeps delivering in the clutch since taking over the starting job in Buffalo. And receiver Sammy Watkins is certainly showing signs of playing up to his...
Lawyer: CEO Often in Caribbean ; CEO: Documentation Links Kinsinger to One Villa
A local lawyer who has called for more transparency from Go Topeka told the Topeka City Council he has unearthed evidence the group's CEO was spending large amounts of time managing Caribbean villas, but he couldn't provide documentation to back up most...
Letters
HEALTH CARE REFORM Politics play a role I am a senior citizen and cancer survivor enrolled in Medicare. On Election Day, the 450,000 Kansans enrolled in Medicare will have a chance to determine the future of our Medicare insurance. The Kansas...
Precautions Can Prevent Enterovirus Infection
Dear Doctor K: I am very worried about the new enterovirus I am hearing about. What can I do to protect my kids against it? Dear Reader: Enterovirus D68 is a virus causing an epidemic of respiratory infections. It has been spreading across the...
Rams Stun Seahawks Behind Gutsy Fake Punt
Rams stun Seahawks behind gutsy fake punt ST. LOUIS -- Walking off the field, his back to the huddle, Austin Davis had no idea the St. Louis Rams would gamble in this spot. Not backed up at their 18. The quarterback glanced back in surprise...
Topeka Attorney Defending Roeder in Free Speech Case
Scott Roeder, imprisoned for the murder of Wichita abortion provider George Tiller, is awaiting a Leavenworth County judge's ruling over whether the Kansas Department of Corrections wrongly disciplined him after concluding he threatened another abortion provider....
Wildcats Add Layer of Intrigue in Big 12 ; Haskin: Tough Schedule Ahead for Cats
Earlier this month Kansas State was not prevalent in any discussion about Big 12 contenders, let alone as a participant in the College Football Playoff. An astute observer still wondered if Bill Snyder ever got caught up in such possibilities....
Young Life Making a Difference at HPHS ; Group's Volunteers Say They Care about the Teens
A transformation is taking place, one student at a time, at Highland Park High School, 2424 S.E. California Ave. Students are saying it. Faculty and staff members are saying it. The catalyst for the change is Young Life, a Christian-based organization...
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