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Reid, Chiefs chase 4-0 against familiar foe
September 28, 2013
Chiefs coach Andy Reid had to chuckle when he was told that he’ll be facing Giants coach Tom Coughlin for the 20th time today at Arrowhead Stadium.
Seabury football falls in Wichita
September 28, 2013
Marcus Allen scored on a 37-yard run, and Patrick Gutierrez scored on a 30-yard pass from Joe Simpson, but Seabury Academy fell to Wichita Word of Life, 22-12, on Friday night in high school football.
Santa Clara edges KU soccer, 3-2
September 28, 2013
Sophomore Liana Salazar’s free kick from 19 yards out pulled Kansas University’s soccer team to within a goal of No. 20 Santa Clara with just 16 minutes remaining, but that was as close as the Jayhawks would come, falling to the Broncos, 3-2, on Friday night.
Baker football routs Avila, 63-17
September 28, 2013
Baker University’s football team stormed past Avila, 63-17, on Saturday at Liston Stadium.
Haskell football falls to Bacone
September 28, 2013
The Haskell Indian Nations University football team lost, 38-6, to Bacone College on Saturday.
ChiSox pack punch against Royals
September 28, 2013
The Chicago White Sox had a power surge on Saturday night. But the offensive production in the 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals has been a rarity this season, and that was evident after the game when the team announced that hitting coach Jeff Manto had been fired.
FSHS volleyball splits, 2-2
September 28, 2013
Free State High’s volleyball team went 2-2 on Saturday at the Topeka Seaman Invitational.
Low-key Ellis learning to lead on young KU team
September 28, 2013
Kansas University sophomore forward Perry Ellis may be one of Bill Self’s quietest Jayhawks, but Self says that, as a leader on a young KU squad, Ellis’ “fire burns, there is no question.” By Gary Bedore
FSHS soccer ends scoring drought in 2-0 victory
September 28, 2013
It had been four full games and nearly 300 minutes since the Free State High soccer team last scored a goal, but the Firebirds put a quick end to that disappointing stretch during Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Topeka High. By Matt Tait
Home sweep home: KU volleyball rolls over TCU in rare Big 12 opener at home
September 28, 2013
The Big 12 volleyball schedule-maker finally did Kansas University a favor this season. “This is the first time we’ve played at home in a while to open the Big 12. We did it in fine fashion,” 16th-year KU coach Ray Bechard said after a 3-0 sweep of TCU on Saturday in Horejsi Center. By Gary Bedore
Firebirds girls runners-up at 27-team Rim Rock Classic
September 28, 2013
Free State High’s girls cross country runners took to a wet course Saturday morning at the Rim Rock Farm Classic and muddied their way to the program’s best-ever finish at the large-scale event.
Opinion: Ex-Royals star Wilson easy to root for
September 28, 2013
Willie Wilson was an easy guy to root for when he was turning doubles into triples on the bases and stealing extra-base hits in the outfield for the Kansas City Royals, and he still is as he shares his life story, speed bumps and all. Column by Tom Keegan
Annual Oktoberfest overflows with German sounds and flavors
September 28, 2013
The annual Oktoberfest at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church attracts community members looking for traditional German foods, beer and music. By Luke Ranker
Lawrence police respond to armed robbery report early Saturday
September 28, 2013
Lawrence police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the 2300 Block of Naismith Drive early Saturday. By Stephen Montmayor
Fifth annual ‘Hullabaloo’ brings out colorful custom hot rods for a cause
September 28, 2013
Part fundraiser, part chance to catch up with old friends — many of whom have assisted one another with a host of custom car jobs — Saturday’s Rev It Up! Hot Rod Hullabaloo in South Park provided a damp, fuel-scented showcase of automotive community. By Stephen Montemayor
Shields leads Royals over ChiSox
September 28, 2013
It was a night of individual achievements for the Kansas City Royals and another step closer to a dubious distinction for the Chicago White Sox on Friday.
Mill Valley routs Tongie
September 28, 2013
Ty Bruce ran for 101 yards and a touchdown and threw for 88 yards as Mill Valley High stayed undefeated with a football victory Friday against Tonganoxie.
Veritas falls to BV Randolph
September 28, 2013
Jesse Moore scored on a 35-yard fumble return in the first quarter, and Chad Stieben scored on a 45-yard run in the third, but Veritas Christian fell to Blue Valley Randolph, 48-12, in high school football on Friday night at Veritas’ field.
Boldridge carries Lions past Ravens
September 28, 2013
He spent nine days in a KU Med Center hospital bed in December, during which time he learned that he had cancer. Not even 10 months later, Zay Boldrige put his stamp all over Lawrence High’s first football victory of the season Friday night, 35-20, against Olathe Northwest. By Tom Keegan
Firebirds overcome top-ranked Vikes
September 28, 2013
Victims of a playoff beatdown in last season’s state semifinals against Shawnee Mission West, Free State High’s football players knew all too well how the defending Class 6A state champions can capitalize on mistakes. By Benton Smith
Self: First hoops practice ho-hum
September 28, 2013
Kansas University’s elite, eight-man recruiting Class of 2013 didn’t distinguish itself during the first official practice of the season, held Friday afternoon in the Jayhawks’ practice facility adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse. By Gary Bedore
Horoscopes for Sept. 28
September 28, 2013
For Saturday, Sept. 28 This year you make a difference in a way that surprises many people. If you are single, you attract a very different type of person. If you are attached, the two of you enjoy a greater sense of intimacy because of your willingness to be who you are.
Faith Forum: Does faith get stronger or weaker as people get older?
September 28, 2013
Rick Burwick and Moussa Elbayoumy answer.
Letter: Overreaction
September 28, 2013
One is dismayed at Kansas University’s overreaction to Professor David Guth’s Tweet expressing outrage concerning the murderous U.S. gun climate, unique among developed nations.
Letter: Micromanaging
September 28, 2013
“I’m looking forward to trying to improve the housing stock in town,” Mayor Dever said. “I feel like these inspections, though, really need to be about life safety issues.”
Letter: Puppet leaders
September 28, 2013
When Kansas Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer recently complained that the federal online health insurance exchange for Kansas did not provide enough competition or choices, he must have forgotten that Gov. Brownback sent $31.5 million back to the federal government that Kansas had received to create our own insurance exchange exclusively for the benefit of Kansans.
100 years ago: Kansas professors join ‘simplified spelling’ movement
September 28, 2013
“In many instances the simplified form of the word is more accurate historically than the common accepted form.”
25 years ago: Enrollment decline a success for ‘stabilization,’ chancellor says
September 28, 2013
“For the first time in several years, the Lawrence campus has been able to respond effectively to legitimate student needs.”
40 years ago: Heavy rains continue; new siren-testing policy takes effect
September 28, 2013
In Lawrence, the storms had brought 1.81 inches of rain.
Opinion: U.S. should learn from history with Iran
September 28, 2013
The search, now 30 years old, for Iranian “moderates” goes on. Amid the enthusiasm of the latest sighting, it’s worth remembering that the highlight of the Iran-contra arms-for-hostages debacle was the secret trip to Tehran taken by Robert McFarlane, President Reagan’s former national security adviser. He brought a key-shaped cake symbolizing the new relations he was opening with the “moderates.” We know how that ended.
Saturday Column: As Obamacare kicks off, many questions remain
September 28, 2013 in print edition on A3
Millions, perhaps billions, of dollars have been spent over the past 20 years trying to sell the public and members of Congress on a national health care plan.