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A’lusha Cameron and her five children — one with autism and one who is developmentally delayed — were evicted from their apartment after it was deemed uninhabitable by the city of Topeka nearly two weeks ago.

Since then, the six of them have been spending nights in Cameron’s mother’s car because they have no where else to turn, said Cameron, who recently started a job in the health care industry. Three of the children, who range in age from 3 to 10, spend their days in school. Cameron’s mother, Jamie Manning, helps out with the two youngest children. “I’ve lost everything,” Cameron said. They aren’t the only people in Topeka who are living out of their vehicles — or worse, on the streets or in abandoned buildings.

“Sometimes it really takes digging down deep to help folks,” said Topeka Rescue Mission director Barry Feaker. Large families such as Cameron’s often can be difficult to place, Feaker said. That is especially true if there are members of the family who have mental health issues. “I think Topeka has a lot of great resources, but not for all people all of the time,” Feaker said. “The problems are becoming more complicated. The agencies are facing big challenges. We have very complex challenges everywhere you turn. We’re seeing


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new poor. We are seeing families who haven’t been to an agency before. We have former contributors coming to our distribution center for help.” The mission has room for about 286 people, Feaker said. Last week, there were about 280 people staying there. The mission has room for 110 men and currently has about 80 men staying there. The Hope Center, which is for women and families, can hold about 150 people. However, Please see HOMELESS, Page 8A

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sheriff’s deputies of $16.54. The disparity appears to widen as officers and deputies rise in rank and get deeper into their careers. Contractual pay scales call for a Topeka police officer in his or her 20th year who hasn’t risen in rank to make $30.16, which is 19.7 percent more than the $25.12 paid to a Shawnee County deputy in the same circumstances. Some Topeka police lieutenants are

Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, has received hundreds of campaign donations in her eight years as a senator. But she said she has never had one of them pulled out of her account without her knowledge, as happened recently with a $1,000 check from HallSen. Laura Kelly mark. just wants $2 Kelly received reimbursement the check from for bank charge the greeting card giant Sept. 10, along with a note from Greg Swarens, the company's public affairs manager. "We are pleased to enclose a contribution in the amount of $1,000 from Hallmark Cards, Inc., in support of your general election campaign," the note read. Kelly said she deposited the check on Sept. 28. A week later, on Oct. 5, she received a notice from her bank, which told her the deposit had been removed and she had been charged a $2 transaction fee. "It just really was the oddest thing, as I'm looking at my online account and watching this processing," Kelly said.

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Ichabods Washburn defeats Truman State 35-24 in a game that saw its halftime prolonged by lightning. Sports, Page 1D

Like vinegar and oil A Lawrence tasting shop offers olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. Connected, Page 5B

Coming up Crime interrupted A Topeka police captain discusses what homeowners should do if they arrive home during a burglary. Monday

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For years, Topeka police officers have been paid considerably more than Shawnee County sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff Herman Jones says he is studying the issue. Sheriff candidate Gary Herman says the county should divert money to deputies.

Cops have long made more than counterparts By Tim Hrenchir

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“Deputies pay lags behind city,” was the headline of a Topeka Capital-Journal article published Jan. 14, 1990. The article described how Topeka police officers were being paid considerably more than Shawnee County sheriff’s deputies of the same rank. It used information about the pay scales in each department to illustrate how a new officer would earn more than $100,000 more over a 30-year career if he or she went

to work for the police department than if he or she joined the sheriff’s office. Twenty-two years later, the disparity continues. It was among topics of discussion at a recent debate between candidates for Shawnee County sheriff, including incumbent Sheriff Herman Jones, who said this past week that he is studying the matter. According to pay scales spelled out in their respective contracts, starting Topeka police officers make $18.31 an hour, which is 10.7 percent above the starting pay for

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An out-of-control sport utility vehicle plowed all the way into the living room of a single-story residence Saturday evening in Topeka, but no one was injured. Emergency personnel were summoned about 6:55 p.m. to S.W. 31st and Lincoln on a report of a vehicle

colliding into a house. First responders arrived at 3101 S.W. Lincoln to find a Ford Explorer completely inside the living room. Topeka police Cpl. Donna Ping said a juvenile driver, along with two juvenile occupants, weren’t injured. The home was empty when the vehicle slammed through it. However, neighbors said one of the home’s occupants was outside working on a vehicle when the crash happened. Ping said the Explorer was southbound on S.W. Lincoln when it lost control for unknown reasons. The SUV jumped a curb, took out a light pole,

somehow avoided a large tree in the front yard, and crashed into the front of the house, Ping said. Wet road conditions from rain probably played a role in the crash, Ping said, but it wasn’t immediately known if speed was a factor. Drugs or alcohol weren’t suspected. William Boltz, a neighbor who lives directly across the street, said he witnessed the impact. “It was just a big boom,” he said. His wife, Stacy, spotted the Explorer from a side window of their home. She Please see CRASHES, Page 8A


Police work the scene of an accident Saturday evening after an SUV plowed into a house at 3101 S.W. Lincoln. Police say the driver lost control for an unknown reason.



Group seeks wind support HUTCHINSON — A group that advocates for renewable energy is targeting Kansas’ four U.S. representatives who are opposed to renewing a tax credit for wind energy production. The Climate + Energy Project, a Kansas-based nonprofit group, is trying to gather at least 5,000 signatures urging Reps. Tim Huelskamp, Mike Pompeo, Kevin Yoder and Lynn Jenkins to support extending the tax credit. A spokeswoman for the Kansas group said the signature drive started after Siemens Wind Power announced that it planned to lay off 256 of its 408 workers at its Hutchinson plant. The company said confusion over the future of the tax credit caused a sharp drop in orders for next year. Siemens employees are circulating their own letter to the Kansas congressional delegation. The Associated Press


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Media classes stay offline

Internet presence

lacking in high school programs

The Associated Press LAWRENCE — Most high schools in the United States offer some sort of media opportunity, but only about a third have an online component, according to a study co-written by a University of Kansas researcher. The study, which appears in the September edition of the Journalism & Mass Communication Educator journal, looked at the survey results from 1,000 high schools in

all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It found 96 percent of high schools offer media opportunities, but only 33 percent provide online instruction. The reason for the low online element is based on a number of factors, but the researchers said the absence was a disservice to students. “Given that this is the ‘always connected generation,’ these students grew up with the Internet,” said Peter Bobkowski, an assistant professor of journalism at KU who co-authored it with two Kent State University journalism professors. “Our conclusion is not enough schools are providing students op-

portunities to learn about responsibly producing online media.” The researchers suggest that the lack of an online presence could be attributed to a lack of knowledge of the technology by teachers, lack of resources or the reluctance by administrators to give students the opportunity to use a medium that can spark more controversy and reach a wider audience. The conclusion is that regardless of the reason students aren’t receiving a full journalism education. “I think the next step is to find out what the barriers are,” Bobkowski said. “I’d like to see what the rate of increase is from one year to the next. A follow-up study will

let us assess that.” It also found that high schools that lack a media presence are generally those with higher concentrations of minority or low-income students. The survey found that 64 percent of high schools had a newspaper and that there are more student newspapers in the United States than commercial daily and weekly newspapers combined. Another 94 percent have a yearbook, 29 percent had television programs and 3 percent had radio. Bobkowski said the emphasis on yearbooks could be explained by the fact that companies have paid representatives who service school needs while


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least 1994," she said, adding about 150 people attended the March and Rally to End Domestic Violence last year. This year's rally begins at noon Friday on the south steps of the Statehouse and ends with a free hot dog lunch at YWCA of Topeka. Burton said domestic violence affects every community. "Three in 10 women and one in 10 men in the United States — that's 45 million people," she said, referring to the number of people who have been affected by rape, physical violence and/or stalking by a

Recycling, elephants and a labor contract will be among topics local governing bodies take up this coming week. The Shawnee County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. Monday in its chambers in Room B-11 of the county courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th. Commissioners will hear an announcement from the parks and recreation department regarding the Topeka Golden Giants summer collegiate baseball team. They will then hear an update on steps the county is taking to implement a curbside recycling program. The county will make the program available early next year to its refuse service customers. Commissioners also will consider authorizing the execution of an amendment to an agreement providing Shawnee County a low-interest loan from the Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund to finance $2 million worth of a $3.13 million upgrade of the Sherwood Regional Treatment Area’s wastewater system. The proposed amendment increases the loan amount by $650,000 to reflect the cost to construct a new force main and adjusts the repayment schedule to reflect the in-

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other media formats don’t. In 86 percent of the cases, newspapers were being published as part of a high school class and not an extracurricular activity. It was the case with 83 percent of TV programs and 80 percent of yearbooks. The researchers said studies have shown that students with a media or journalism background tended to be more engaged in current events and performed better in core high school subjects. “Journalism education addresses a lot of the core standards,” Bobkowski said. “Critical thinking, information gathering, writing and use of technology are taught in an applied way.”


Laura Burton, public education coordinator for the YWCA of Topeka Center for Safety and Empowerment, says the 18th annual YWCA of Topeka Week Without Violence will focus on bystander intervention as a way to end violence.

YWCA events encourage end of abusive behavior By Jan Biles


This year's YWCA of Topeka Week Without Violence is encouraging individuals to "be the one" to end domestic and sexual violence. Laura Burton, public education coordinator for YWCA of Topeka Center for Safety and Empowerment, said the theme encourages people to make a difference by speaking out against violence, listening to a survivor's story or comforting someone in need. One of the highlights of the week will be the Be the One Bystander Intervention Training from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednes-

day in Washburn University's Memorial Union. "When people see a pattern of abuse, like controlling behavior and emotional abuse, they know it's not OK, but they're not sure what to do," Burton said. The session will provide tools so someone can safely intervene in an abusive situation to help protect the victim. Burton said Week Without Violence was started as a national event in 1995 and has grown to include 60 countries. The week has been observed in Topeka for 18 years. "One event that's been consistent is the Friday rally. It's been going on since at







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Plans for postseason football game include many activities to boost interest, attendance Postseason football will return to Topeka and Hummer Sports Park on Nov. 25 for the fourth annual edition of the Kanza Bowl. A majority of Topekans probably thought the Kanza Bowl would become nothing but a memory after Topeka Unified School District 501 ended its management of the game after last season’s tilt between West Texas A&M and Central Missouri. Frankly, we wouldn’t have been surprised either if that had been the case. Former USD 501 superintendent Kevin Singer championed the game and was instrumental it making it a reality in 2009. However, Parish Hotel Corp. step in to take over the management duties and will lease the football field at Hummer Sports Park for this year’s bowl. We’re pleased that the game will return and that a local company has enough confidence in the community’s ability and willingness to support the bowl to step into a void and keep it alive. Bill Michaud, senior vice president and director of operations for Parish Hotel Corp., says the company decided to take the Kanza Bowl on as a community benefit. The company now is seeking sponsors for the game, which Michaud believes is worthy of standing on its own but this year will involve addition-

al activities designed to increase interest, participation and attendance at the football game. Michaud isn’t ready to talk about the accompanying events but says they should give Topekans a reason to take their families to Hummer Sports Park on Nov. 25. The Kanza Bowl matches teams from the MIAA and Lone Star conferences that didn’t make the NCAA Division II playoffs. The game competes with the Mineral Water Bowl, in Excelsior Springs, Mo., for teams, but Michaud notes that since the Kanza Bowl’s first year, no eligible team has passed it up in favor of the game in Missouri. This year’s game and related activities are designed to complement the other great things going on in Topeka that weekend, Michaud says. Those activities include the opening of TARC’s Winter Wonderland at Lake Shawnee, the Miracle on Kansas Avenue, Thanksgiving, Black Friday and the 6A high school championship football game. The Kanza Bowl and its events, Michaud says, will give Topekans yet another reason to spend that weekend here rather than going out of town. We wish Parish Hotel Corp. and Michaud well and hope their plans for the Kanza Bowl can help make in a fixture on one of our community’s best weekends.

TOPEKA CITY COUNCIL Karen Hiller, District 1 John Alcala, District 2 Sylvia Ortiz, District 3 Denise Everhart, District 4 Larry Wolgast, District 5 Chad Manspeaker, District 6 Bob Archer, District 7 Andrew Gray, District 8 Richard Harmon, District 9

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Moore for senate Casey Moore, who is running for the state’s 19th Senate District seat, is a man we have known personally for about six years. He is very transparent, has high morals and great integrity, makes wise decisions, and is kind, compassionate and respectful. Moore also has a great ability to communicate and is very much about helping people in any way he can. Moore can help get Kansas back on track with more jobs, less government and lower taxes. JOAN AND JOHN CROUSE, Topeka

the hill then dive to bomb Japanese ships. Many were lost in the bomb blast from planes ahead of them. My husband’s plane was shot up and its hydraulic system destroyed one night. He managed to fly back to base and crash landed. In the process, three Japanese fighter planes that had been captured and were to be flown back to the states next day were destroyed. That didn’t make Air Intelligence too happy. But the B-25H was a special, special airplane. I worked for the Army Air Corps Headquarters in the then new Pentagon. HELEN ROSER, Manhattan

A special plane

Elephants should stay

I was interested in the recent story about the Mitchell B-25 Bomber brought for display by Commerative Air Force. My husband, who died earlier this year, flew a B-25H, which was the heaviest armed aircraft in the world. Instead of carrying a co-pilot, the B-25H had a cannon. In addition to its bomb load, it carried a torpedo rack under both wings and 18 machine guns. It flew out of Leyte with the Fifth Air Force. Its mission was to break the Japanese supply line between Japan and the South Pacific. The Capital-Journal’s article mentioned the B-25s flew low-level bombing missions. That reminded me of when my husband was in combat training in Columbia, S.C. He said, “We had to fly so low that we had to pull up to clear a fence.” During combat missions, pilots flew inland, beneath the low hills along the sea coast, keeping out of range of the Japanese radar. When they were opposite their targets, they had to gain altitude as they cleared

The people advocating the retirement of the Topeka Zoo’s elephants should put their money where their mouths are. They should raise the money to buy the elephants at market value if they think this is so important. I have not read one word about the cost to buy one of these animals. I’m guessing they don’t give elephants away for nothing. The Topeka community should not either. Most people who go to the zoo enjoy seeing the elephants and would not otherwise ever get close to one of these magnificent animals. The zoo would be much poorer without them. I would be disappointed if they were not on view. Is this selfish? I don’t think so. The old elephants probably wouldn’t like the stress of being hauled across the country to a strange environment and left there, just as many old people don’t like going to a nursing home. New homes can be strange and confusing to the elderly animal or person.

How to submit letters to the editor Signed letters with the writer’s full name, address and a daytime telephone number will be considered for publication. Because of the volume received, not all letters can be published. Preference will be given to concise letters on topics of general interest in Topeka and Kansas. All letters are subject to editing for length and clarity.

The value of the elephants to Topeka and the cost of replacing them with animals suited to the local environment is important. Perhaps the retirement advocates could raise the money to build a grassed elephant environment. There is pasture land not far from the zoo. PAT WILLIAMS, Topeka

Let elephants go I respectfully encourage the Topeka City Council and the Topeka Zoo administration to send our aging elephants, Tembo and Sunda, to a sanctuary. These elephants have never enjoyed the benefit of an appropriate enclosure. Their suffering is reflected in their behavior and health issues. While it is commendable that Brendan Wiley wants to keep the elephants and improve their lot, it is unrealistic to believe this will happen in time to help Sunda and Tembo. I do not doubt for one second they have been lovingly attended to by their keepers or that the zoo wants the best for them. Sunda and Tembo have served their purpose for the Topeka Zoo for decades. But this zoo, at this time, cannot provide what the elephants need. Our elderly pachyderms deserve comfort, dignity and interaction with their own kind. Let these great animals go to a sanctuary. Then, without the immediate pressure of the existing situation, the zoo can make an informed decision on whether to continue an elephant program and make plans for a better exhibit or focus its resources in another direction. PATTI VAN SLYKE, Topeka



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Obama appointments violate constitution “The president shall have power to fill appointments to fill three seats on the up all vacancies that may happen National Labor Relations Board, even during the recess of the Senate.” The though the Senate said it was not in Constitution, Article II, recess. Obama’s rejoinder Section 2. was: I decide what “recess” When on Jan. 20, 2009, means. Now a court must President Barack Obama decide whether the swore to defend the Constitution means what it Constitution, he did not says. mean all of it. He evidently In 2011, the Noel Canning believes that the provision company, which bottles soft quoted above merely drinks in Yakima, Wash., GEORGE expresses the Framers’ now was negotiating a labor WILL anachronistic anxieties contract with Teamsters about abuses of executive power. (Jeffer- Local 760. The union says it and the son’s lengthy catalog of George III’s company reached a verbal agreement. abuses is called the Declaration of The company disagrees. An administraIndependence.) So on Jan. 4, 2012, tive law judge sided with the union. On Obama simply ignored the Recess Feb. 8, 2012, after Obama’s disputed Clause. appointments, the NLRB upheld that He was in his “We can’t wait!” — for decision and asked a federal court to Congress and legality — mode, as he enforce it. Noel Canning is asking the was when he unilaterally rewrote laws court to declare that the NLRB’s pertaining to welfare, immigration and intervention in the dispute was unlawful education. On Jan. 4, he used recess because the board lacked a quorum

until Obama made the recess appointments, which were invalid because the Senate was not in recess. In support of the company, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell and 41 members of his caucus have filed a brief arguing the recess appointments “eviscerated” two of the Senate’s constitutional powers — to “determine the rules of its proceedings” and to reject presidential appointments. The Recess Clause says the president’s power extends only to vacancies that “happen” while the Senate is in recess. This does not describe the NLRB vacancies — or many vacancies filled by many presidents’ recess appointments since George Washington made the first ones in 1789. It does, however, describe the problem the Framers addressed: Until the Civil War, travel was slow and arduous, so Senate sessions usually lasted only three to six months. The Framers wrote the Recess Clause to give presidents very limited authority to fill

important posts, while preserving the Senate’s absolute veto. For more than a century, it was accepted that recess appointments could only fill vacancies that occurred between sessions, not in recesses during sessions. Of late, however, presidents of both parties have made many recess appointments during short adjournments. To limit this, both parties when controlling Congress have adopted the practice of conducting pro forma sessions so the Senate is not in recess even while most senators are away. It was holding such sessions every three days when Obama abandoned the settled policy of presidents respecting this practice. He treated the Senate’s unwillingness to act on his NLRB nominations as an inability to act, and said this inability constituted a de facto recess.. Because the Constitution unambiguously gives the Senate the power to regulate its proceedings, Obama’s

opinion that the Senate was not in session, and his assertion that it was in recess even though it held sessions on Jan. 3 and 6, has no force or relevance. And although he is a serial scofflaw, not even he has asserted the authority to make recess appointments during adjournments of three days or fewer. The constitutional guarantee of congressional self-governance, combined with the Senate’s determination that it was in session Jan. 4, destroys Obama’s position, which is that he can declare the Senate in recess whenever he wishes to exercise what the Framers explicitly denied to presidents — a unilateral appointments power. Consider this episode when deciding whether on Jan. 20, 2013, he should again have a chance to swear to (only selectively) defend the Constitution. George Will’s email address is Washington Post Writers Group


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Shuttle trek continues LOS ANGELES — At every turn of Endeavour’s stop-and-go commute through urban streets, a constellation of spectators trailed along as the space shuttle ploddingly nosed past stores, schools, churches and front yards. Having escaped out of Earth’s atmosphere two dozen times, Endeavour’s slow-speed trek Saturday to its retirement center took it through the streets of southern Los Angeles. Along the 12-mile course, people marveled at the engineering. Some rooted for Endeavour when it appeared it might clip a lightpost. Others wondered if it could just hurry up to its destination. Endeavour was scheduled to inch into the California Science Center late Saturday to spend the rest of its years as a museum piece.






news in brief martial arts instructor active in community theater was charged Saturday in the death of a 19-year-old University of New Hampshire student who disappeared days earlier. Elizabeth “Lizzi” Marriott, a marine biology major who used to volunteer at the New England Aquarium, is believed to be dead and law enforcement officials continued to search for her body, Assistant Attorney General James Vara said Saturday. Seth Mazzaglia, 29, of Dover, who is charged with second-degree murder, knew Marriott, Yara said, but he declined to say how or what led to Mazzaglia’s arrest. 22 SAVED FROM SINKING BOAT IN SAN FRANCISCO BAY: Nearly two dozen people who were enjoying a bachelor party on what is billed as San Francisco Bay’s only “floating wine tasting room” are OK after their boat hit a shoal near Alcatraz Island and began sinking Friday night, officials said. The boat’s captain tried to steer the stricken vessel to San Francisco’s Pier 39. But the boat started having rudder issues and began to sink about 300 feet from the

FACES pier, U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. j.g. Josh Dykman said. Three Coast Guard boats took all 22 passengers and crewmembers off the vessel and brought them to the pier, Dykman said. San Francisco fire and San Francisco police boats also responded. There were no injuries.


CAR BOMB KILLS 17 PEOPLE IN NORTHWESTERN PAKISTAN: A car bomb tore through a crowded bazaar outside an office for anti-Taliban tribal elders Saturday in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 17 people, officials said. The blast in the town of Darra Adam Khel was the latest to strike the troubled area near the Afghan border, showing militants still pose a threat to the stability of key U.S. ally Pakistan despite government offensives against the Taliban and their supporters. No group immediately claimed responsibility, but the Pakistani Taliban have staged similar attacks in the tribal region of Darra Adam Khel to punish elders for backing security forces in offensives against militants. Compiled by Craig White from wire reports

Deaths The following is a list of deaths in the area. Obituaries on Pages 7, 9B. Randy Anderson/Kansas City, Mo. Margaret Bennedict/Topeka Luella Bloom/Overbrook Patrick Brennan/Scottsdale, Ariz. Lorie Cosgrove/Topeka Homer Ellis/Topeka Larry Gerry/Topeka Heather Hanley/Versailles, Ky. Mary Hensley/Topeka Jodie Rardin/Topeka Glenda Stenger/Holton Frances Vannordstrand/Overbrook


Today in history 1066 — Normans under William the Conqueror defeated the English at the Battle of Hastings. 1586 — Mary, Queen of Scots, went on trial in England, accused of committing treason against Queen Elizabeth I. (Mary was beheaded in February 1587.) 1890 — Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th president of the United States, was born in Denison, Texas.






Predator faces charge The Associated Press WICHITA — A 38-year-old Kansas man faces federal sex crime charges stemming from computer activity while he was held in a state program for sexual predators. A federal grand jury in Wichita indicted Mark D. Brull with one count of attempting to entice a 14-year-old child to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography and one count of receiving and distribut-

ing child porn. The charges were announced Friday. Brull was in the Kansas Sexual Predator Treatment Program at Larned State Hospital when he allegedly communicated with the child and received the pornography over the Internet. Brull was involuntarily committed to the state hospital in 1999 under the Kansas Sexually Violent Predator Act. Online court records don’t list a lawyer for Brull.

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crease. Shawnee County last month provided a $2 million prepayment for the loan, and the project also receives $300,000 worth of “principal forgiveness.” Customers of the system are paying the project’s costs through their monthly sewer bills. Commissioners also plan to consider: n Authorizing the solid waste department to buy five rear-load refuse trucks for a total of $626,547 from Kansas City Freightliner, which submitted the lowest bid among the eight the county received. The cost reflects a $260,000 trade-in value for the department’s existing rear-load trucks. n Approving claims filed by Karen Collins and Roxanne Gregory for damages they say county employees caused to their vehicles in separate incidents. The county attorney’s office recommends paying Gregory’s claim in the amount of the lower of the two estimates received, for $2,649.77. It asks that commissioners, before deciding whether to pay Collins’ claim for $692.02, determine the likelihood of the county staff’s having caused the damage. The Topeka City Council will hold a work session at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday in its chambers at 214 S.E. 8th, where members will discuss a tort claim they will consider approving Oct. 23. The claim was filed by Avis Rent A Car System, LLC, seeking $23,829.46 from the city for damage to a vehicle resulting from a traffic accident. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., work session discussion will focus on whether to continue or terminate

the Topeka Zoo’s elephant program, a matter the council is set to discuss and possibly act on Oct. 23. The council will hear Tuesday from a consultant hired by the zoo to evaluate the elephant program and provide a recommendation regarding its future. The council will then hold its regular 6 p.m. meeting, where the city’s governing body — consisting of the nine council members and Mayor Bill Bunten — plans to consider approving a three-year labor agreement between the city and the street section of International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 969. The agreement would take effect Jan. 1. All nonprobationary employees would receive a $750 bonus at the beginning of 2013. There would be no across-theboard pay increase this year. but equipment operators evaluated as having exceeded expectations would receive a step increase. Negotiations would be reopened later to discuss and negotiate wages and step movement for 2014 and 2015. Council members also plan to: n Consider a consent agenda that includes the proposed appointment of Randy Clayton to the Topeka Public Building Commission. n Hold a work session after their regular meeting to discuss a proposal the governing body plans to consider Oct. 23 to renew the city’s neighborhood revitalization program, a property tax rebate program that expires at the end of this year and would need to be renewed to continue. Tim Hrenchir can be reached at (785) 295-1184 or tim.hrenchir@ Follow Tim on Twitter @timhrenchir.

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partner. The Center for Safety and Empowerment serves more than 2,000 individuals annually who are survivors or perpetrators of domestic violence, she said. The center provides a 24-hour crisis help line, emergency shelter, individual counseling, support groups, court advocacy, prevention programming and batterer's intervention. "A victim is never responsible for the abuse they experience. People often don't understand the difficult choices they face. No one wants to be abused," Burton said. "We're here to be supportive and nonjudgmental and help people with whatever they need, and I would ask for the public to do the same. Listen and offer to help however you can, and let them know about the services available at the YWCA." The YWCA of Topeka Week Without Violence schedule includes: Sunday: n Candlelight vigil, 5 to 6 p.m., with reception afterward, Grace Episcopal Cathedral Church. The Rev. Sarah Marsh, of Tecumseh United Methodist Church, will lead the vigil alongside YWCA staff and volunteers. n Wabaunsee High School students decorate windows in downtown Alma to raise visibility of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, afternoon. Monday: n Family Fun Night, featuring free dinner, games, face-painting, art projects, stories and prizes, 5 to 8 p.m., Multipurpose Room at Evangel United Methodist Church in Holton. n Date Safe Booth, focusing on

dating abuse prevention, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washburn University's Memorial Union. Tuesday: n Speak Up, Speak Out, featuring teens sharing visual and performance art on the topic of speaking out about violence, 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Edge at Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. n Date Safe Booth, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washburn University's Memorial Union. Wednesday: n Domestic Violence in the Workplace Training, 8 a.m. to noon, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas Corporate Training Center. Registration is required and can be made by going online to and clicking on the Week Without Violence icon. n Be the One Bystander Intervention Training, focusing on skills to stop violence, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Vogel Room in Washburn University's Memorial Union. n Date Safe Booth, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Washburn University's Memorial Union. Thursday: n "Miss Representation" film screening and discussion about how the media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m., Marvin Auditorium 101B, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library. Friday: n Annual March and Rally to End Domestic Violence, noon, begins at south steps of Statehouse and ends at YWCA of Topeka with free hot dog lunch. For more information, go online to or call the YWCA of Topeka Center for Safety and Empowerment at (785) 354-7927.








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there are 200 women and their family members who need shelter, forcing the mission to shift people around the facility. The average stay at the mission for a family is about six months, Feaker said. “That is part of the problem,” he said. The mission started Operation Street Reach about two years ago. The program serves the “hardcore homeless,” or those living unsheltered and homeless, Feaker said. When the program began, there were about 30 known hardcore homeless people. Now, there are more than 80. “It’s growing,” Feaker said. “It’s becoming more common now. And I’m afraid there are more people who are living in abandoned homes or buildings.” Those people can’t be counted


Jamie Manning stands outside the townhome where she, her daughter and five grandchildren once lived. Because of code compliance issues, the apartment was determined to be uninhabitable. The family is currently living out of a car. because they are staying on private property where volunteers can’t go. The mission last month revealed plans for an expansion,

which will allow for 170 more beds, Feaker said. But in the meantime, there are people who still need to be served. Cameron and her children lived

in a townhome near S.W. 37th and Burlingame. The townhomes are owned by Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church, according to the Shawnee County appraiser’s website. Cameron and her mother, Jamie Manning, said the townhomes are managed by Gordon Shipley, who is with Good News Church, 3819 S.W. Burlingame. Calls left at the church for Shipley weren’t returned. The city’s code compliance department confirmed that a placard stating the townhome was uninhabitable was placed on the door at the beginning of the month. Code enforcement documents state the townhome’s roof needs to be repaired or replaced; the upstairs toilet “appears to be falling through the ceiling” and leaking and must be repaired; all broken tiles need to be repaired or replaced; the leaking toilet has caused signifi-

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Kelly said the note from her bank read "the following described unpaid item is returned herewith. The amount processing fee has been charged to your account shown above." Under a field marked "reason," the explanation listed was "Refer to maker." Hallmark public relations specialist Linda Odell responded via email to a request for comment. "Thank you for bringing this situation to our attention," Odell said. "In tracking down the facts on our end, it appears we made a data-entry error in one step of the process which caused the bank to refuse the deposit. We are attempting to reach Sen. Kelly to resolve the issue." Odell followed up Friday with another email after a request for more details. "Our bank requires us to reg-

ister any check that has been cut so that when it is presented for payment, they know it is valid," she said. "This step was inadvertently skipped, so when Sen. Kelly’s bank presented the check for payment, our bank rejected it, something we were unaware of until your inquiry to us.” "A similar situation has occurred once before, but in that case the candidate notified us directly and we were able to resolve the issue," Odell also said. "We intend to reissue the check to Sen. Kelly, have confirmed the legality of covering the processing fee and hope she will return our phone call soon so that we can take care of the situation." Kelly said she received a voicemail from Swarens on Thursday and tried to call him back Friday but had to leave a voicemail. The mix-up seems unlikely to cause Kelly's campaign much

financial hardship. Her most recent campaign finance filing, submitted at the end of July, showed $127,541.81 cash on hand. Her Republican challenger in the state Senate race is Richard Barta, former Shawnee County sheriff. The notice from Kelly's bank about the check coming out of her account arrived the same day that Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, announced he was returning a $500 donation from Hallmark because the business had decided to close its Topeka plant. Hallmark has operated in Topeka since the 1940s. Hensley said he couldn’t "in good conscience" accept the money because his wife used to work at Hallmark and still has friends there who may face the loss of their jobs as the company consolidates operations in Topeka, Lawrence and Leavenworth.

During a candidate forum Thursday at Topeka High School, Kelly said she understood Hallmark's decision, given the tumultuous state of the greeting card industry since the rise of the Internet. "It’s just a matter of business," Kelly said. "It’s a business decision that they made.” But Friday she said that if Hallmark does try to reissue the check, she will accept repayment for the $2 fee and then tell the company to "keep the change." She said she understands Hallmark's decision to consolidate, but she isn’t happy with the way it was done. "The fact that they gave no warning, no opportunity for our economic development people, our city leaders and our state leaders to negotiate a different outcome," Kelly said. "That would have been a courtesy they could have extended.”

cant water damage to the lower levels of the property and must be repaired; a filter for ventilation system must be replaced; and a dishwasher must be repaired. Cameron moved into the townhome in March, she said. Cameron reported mold and water damage to Shipley right away, she said. Eventually, Cameron said she had to contact code compliance about the repairs because Shipley wasn’t properly responding to her complaints. After a placard was placed on the property, Cameron, who readily admitted she was behind on rent, was evicted. Earlier, Manning moved in to help her daughter because the children were becoming ill from the mold, Cameron said. In the meantime, Manning lost her job. After the family was evicted,

they had no where to turn, Cameron said. For the past several days, the family has been sleeping in Manning’s car and taking showers and eating meals at friends’ houses. Cameron said she tried the mission but was told there was a waiting list for families. Feaker said while space is tight, there isn’t a waiting list and the family was welcome to stay and the staff would work to find the best help possible. “We have been two cots within having to say no to people,” Feaker said. “We’ve had 10 children in a room with a mother.” Often it takes mission staff members sitting down with families or people who need help to find out what resources are available. “There is a significant need of ‘Where do I start,’ ” Feaker said. “It is tough.”

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said she witnessed the SUV go by fast, presumably from a standstill at the stop sign at S.W. 31st and Lincoln, likely burning out its tires as she saw smoke trailing the vehicle. “It was very loud,” she said. Stacy yelled at William to go look, which was when he bolted out the front door in time to see the SUV slam through the house. The barefooted William ran across the street in his Kansas State Wildcats T-shirt and into the wreckage to render aid. “I went up there and killed (the vehicle’s engine),” he said, fearing a spark could ignite a gas fire. He said the three teenagers were “pretty shaken up” about the situation. The driver told William what happened, he said, as they brushed themselves off. Officers confirmed the information the couple reported was consis-

tent with what they were told by witnesses. Floodlights provided by the Topeka Fire Department lit up the front yard like a movie set while neighbors watched crews work. Power to the home had been shut off as a safety precaution. The Explorer sustained severe front end damage. Shawnee County appraiser records online indicate the home is valued at $78,000. Stacy said that particular stretch of roadway is a problem area for speedsters. She said she and her husband, who have lived there for seven years, have advocated for speed bumps in the area. William was thankful, not only for everyone emerging unscathed, but for the quick response from emergency personnel. He said first responders were on scene in just a couple of minutes. “I was pretty impressed,” he said.









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paid more than 50 percent more than Shawnee County sheriff’s office lieutenants, according to figures listed in a public employee salary database published last year by The Capital-Journal. A search of the database conducted by typing in names of specific lieutenants showed sheriff’s lieutenants made between $58,780.80 and $68,161.60 and police lieutenants between $88,250.04 and $93,862.44. The pay parity topic came up at the Oct. 3 debate/forum between Jones and retired Deputy Topeka Police Chief Gary Herman, a Democrat running for

sheriff. The debate was put on by the Friends of Police political action committee, a group of local law enforcement officers. Herman suggested at the debate that the county could achieve pay parity for deputies with Topeka police by shifting money it already has on hand and using it instead at the sheriff’s office. He told The Capital-Journal this past week that pay parity is a journey, not a destination. “Once parity is reached it can only be maintained through collective bargaining in future years,” Herman said. Jones said at the Oct. 3 debate that in order to get the current

pay parity issue addressed, the sheriff’s office would need to sell elected officials on why parity is important. Jones told The Capital-Journal this past week he was researching the parity matter — including looking at how much other sheriff’s offices pay their deputies — and would be willing to discuss it publicly once that research was complete. Topeka Police Chief Ron Miller said the duties of city police officers and county sheriff’s deputies are “similar but somewhat different” throughout Kansas. “I do not think that we can directly compare the pay scales,” he said.

Miller also said that while Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 3 represents both rank-and-file police officers and sheriff’s deputies in contract negotiations, they have to deal with two different governing bodies: the Topeka City Council and Shawnee County Commission. Marice Kane recalled this past week how the parity issue was discussed during her tenure as a county commissioner, which lasted from 1999 to 2007. Kane said she heard in a conversation with a Topeka police officer that Topeka police should be paid more than sheriff’s deputies because they work in the city, where more crime takes place,

while deputies deal with less crime while patrolling the areas outside city limits. Shelly Buhler, the only Shawnee County commissioner who will remain in office past January, said she wasn’t willing to speak publicly about the pay parity issue at this time. Buhler said she didn’t want to risk harming ongoing and sensitive efforts to reach an employment agreement between the county and its rank-and-file deputies represented in contract talks by FOP Lodge No. 3. She noted that an impasse has been declared in the negotiations between the county and the deputies.

County human resources director Jonathan Thummel said deputies and county officials are awaiting the next step in the process, in which the two sides each present their case to a factfinder, who then issues a decision. In Kansas, that decision is nonbinding, meaning a governing body can refuse to accept all or parts of it. Thummel said county officials make a practice of not speaking publicly about matters linked to employer-employee negotiations while they remain in progress. Tim Hrenchir can be reached at (785) 295-1184 or tim.hrenchir@ Follow Tim on Twitter @timhrenchir.

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The husband and wife team of Alexander Smrinov and Stephanie Heston, both professional ballet dancers, started Kansas Ballet Academy at 4745 N.W. Hunter’s Ridge Circle.

Instructors offer traditional ballet, conditioning classes By Anthony S. Bush

The Capital-Journal

When Topeka ballet icon June Landrith retired this past summer, professional ballet dancers and husband-wife team Alexander Smrinov and Stephanie Heston knew it was the right time to pirouette onto the scene and follow their dream of teaching classical ballet. “It’s always been my intention to open a school when I retired,” Heston said. “We both really are passionate about teaching. It just seemed like a logical step for us.” With a grand jeté en avant, the Kansas Ballet Academy leaped into 4745 N.W. Hunter’s Ridge Circle, north of Topeka. Heston, who began her dance studies at age 3, graduated from Seaman High School in 1995 and moved to New York City, where she made her professional debut with the Eglevsky Ballet of New York. She was promoted to prin-

cipal dancer in 1998. Smrinov, who began his dance studies at age 10, graduated in 1995 from the Vaganova Academy in Perm, Russia. He was invited to perform with the St. Petersburg Academic Theater and St. Petersburg Ballet Theater, where he rose through the ranks to become a principal dancer. Over the next 17 years, the two performed arabesques, entrechats and battement frappés on their way to the top and around the world with several professional dance troupes as dancers, teachers, choreographers and directors. The pair met while dancing for the Ballet Internationale of Indianapolis in 2006 and were married in 2009. In ballet, as well as in life, timing is everything. The two had a baby girl, Elie, now about 8 months old, and Heston wanted to

Stephanie Heston works with a young ballet student on proper leg and foot position at the Kansas Ballet Academy north of Topeka.

be closer to her family. “June happened to retire, so timing-wise we felt like now is the time,” Heston said. “Her students were looking for a place to go, and we were both ready to get off our feet.” The duo moved to Topeka in June, found the space at Hunter’s Ridge in July and completed the construction of the Kansas Ballet Academy in September. “We just took enrollment Aug. 1 before construction was completed,” Heston said. “They took it on faith, which was wonderful. We had about 30 students enroll before we even had an open house. We are at 61 now, and we definitely have room for more students.” Kansas Ballet Academy offers primarily classical ballet. “That’s our big mission,” Heston said. “That’s one of the big things that will set us

apart, because no one else in the city is really offering only classical ballet. We feel we are highly specialized in classical ballet.” “We are also offering adult conditioning classes,” Smrinov said. “It is a ballet-based workout, but you don’t need to know anything about ballet to participate.” They also offer an adult ballet class and conditioning-based classes for athletes. “We’re not only here to educate the students, but we really want to educate the whole Topeka community about the world of classical ballet outside Topeka,” Heston said, explaining they are planning to do lectures, demonstrations and community outreach. “It is a very time-honored tradition that is hundreds of years old.” Anthony S. Bush can be reached at 785-2951196 or Follow him on Twitter @CJ_Bush.

Alexander Smrinov, who began his dance studies at age 10, graduated in 1995 from the Vaganova Academy in Perm, Russia.




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didn’t know well because Ward had ditched me. I have spoken to him about this, but he is unwilling to compromise. He says his family knows him as “the social guy” and expects him to stay late and be the life of the party. It is getting old that he makes me feel like the bad guy or a partypooper when I want to leave. We have had big fights over this. I am not sure what to do. This has caused a rift in our relationship. — Family-Functioned Out In Minnesota Dear Family-Functioned Out: When the next family function rolls around, go in separate cars. That way you can leave when you get tired, and Ward can stay as long as he wants. No harm, no foul, no fights. Write Dear Abby at www. or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Universal Uclick


Keeping east off the lead By Phillip Alder Lao-tzu, a great thinker considering that he was alive some 2,500 years ago, said: “To know yet to think that one does not know is best. Not to know yet to think that one knows will lead to difficulty.” This deal was also in Friday’s column. Today, we will try to know what is best for South. He is in four hearts. West leads the spade king, and East signals with the jack. What should South do? North made a negative double, showing four hearts (or perhaps five or six when not strong enough to respond two hearts). South jumped aggressively to game. South has a lot of losers: one spade, one or more hearts and one or two diamonds. This means that trumps need to be 3-2. And if so, declarer has

enough tricks if he can draw trumps and run the clubs without first losing four tricks. How might South lose too many tricks?

Based on the bidding, West is likely to have the diamond ace, so if East gains the lead and shifts to that suit, South will surely lose at least one spade, one heart and two diamonds. How can East be kept off the lead? Perhaps with difficulty! But there are two steps South should take. First, he must duck at trick one. Otherwise, East will have a spade entry. Second, he must begin trumps by leading a low one from his hand. With this layout, as we saw Friday, if South starts by cashing the heart ace, West can defeat the contract by sacrificing his king under the ace. Then East would gain the lead in hearts for the lethal diamond shift. This deal isn’t easy, but the entry-creating and entry-denying themes are important. Dist. by Universal Uclick for UFS

Horoscopes LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — If you maintain a philosophical outlook, it becomes easier to envision yourself as being lucky — and when you envision yourself to be lucky, you will attract many good things. SCORPIO (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Although you feel more satisfied when you are calling the shots, you still could be exceptionally fortunate in a situation in which you have little or no say whatsoever. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) — When pleasantly approached, friends can be exceptionally helpful and cooperative. This will be especially true with someone you think of as one of your more influential pals. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — You are presently in a trend where the rewards for work well done are more excessive than usual. This is true even for mundane jobs that are seldom acknowledged. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb.

19) — Be optimistic about your competitive involvements, especially those that are of a social or sports-oriented nature. These could produce several peripheral benefits in other areas. PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) — Arrangements involving people you have close emotional ties with will prove to be mutually beneficial. Each party will have an influence in improving the other. ARIES (March 21-April 19) — By all means, listen to any advice being offered by another, but reserve the right to have the final say. You will do quite well at deciding what is the best alternative. TAURUS (April 20-May 20) — Although luck will be an important factor in the success of a big project, you still must be industrious and productive. Know how to utilize both fortune and skill, and you will come out on top. GEMINI (May 21-June 20)

— By looking out for the interests of everybody involved, you make it easier to fulfill your own expectations. You will gain much with a supportive network. CANCER (June 21-July 22) — Keep uppermost in your mind the fact that the end results are of more significance than how you got there. Even if you don’t start out too strong, you could still be a dynamic finisher. LEO (July 23-Aug. 22) — If you are genuinely enthusiastic about something, you can easily arouse the enthusiasm of others. Friends will get caught up in the moment and help you where they can. VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Don’t be afraid to elevate your sights, especially where your finances and commercial dealings are concerned. You will be far luckier with big things than you will with menial affairs. Universal Uclick

Rain doesn’t stop Chicken Fly Ride Riders hop on

motorcycles for Let’s Help By Ann Marie Bush

The Capital-Journal

Shelly Lowery, executive director of Let’s Help Inc., grinned Saturday morning as she fastened a helmet to her head and hopped on the back of a motorcycle for the first Chicken Fly Ride. “It’s all about getting out for a good cause,” Lowry said as rain pelted her and a few other people who braved the weather for the ride.

The Chicken Fly Committee teamed up with American Legion Riders Chapter 400 to organize the fundraiser for Let’s Help. Although only a handful of motorcyclists chose to ride, several other people followed in their vehicles. The event kicked off with biscuits and gravy from 8 to 10 a.m. at American Legion Post 400, 3029 N.W. US-24 highway. “This was spur of the moment,” Dan Woodard, AFL-CIO community service liaison, said of the planning. Riders left Topeka at 10 a.m. Stops for riders included Holton’s American Legion Post 44,

Humdingers in Valley Falls for lunch, Ozawkie’s American Legion Post 225 and CG’s Lounge. Riders were expected to meet back in Topeka between 3 and 3:30 p.m. for prize drawings. Ricky Garcia, director of the American Legion Riders Chapter 400, said while the rain probably deterred some riders, he was still looking forward to the ride. “We want to help raise funds for the community,” Garcia said. “We would like to make this an annual event.” Ann Marie Bush can be reached at (785) 295-1207 or Follow her on Twitter @AnnieScribe.


RELEASE DATE—Sunday, October 14, 2012

SUNDAY CROSSWORD Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

“LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION” By JOHN LAMPKIN ACROSS 1 Nighttime refresher 6 Stir 9 Coffee flavoring 14 Galleon spars 19 Roaring Camp chronicler 20 Like some cats 21 Faint 22 Britten’s “Billy Budd,” e.g. 23 Command to a soldier 25 African antelope’s haven? 27 Farmer’s fields? 29 Eocene and Miocene 30 Unappreciative response 31 Cardinal’s resting place 32 Bid 34 They may be written in tablets 36 Down 38 Actress Vardalos 39 At an earlier time 41 Appreciative responses 44 Roomer’s mecca? 48 It: It. 52 Amp controls 54 Shaping devices 55 Galleria display 56 Aimée of “La Dolce Vita” 57 Highest point 58 Like some memories 59 Tints 60 Rhododendron variety 61 Route directories 63 Mexican pyramid builder 64 Nicklaus rival 65 Berliner’s cont. 66 Ford’s legacy? 69 Peace, in Mexico 71 1960s-’70s first family 73 Queen’s subjects 74 Acoustical foam pattern 76 Floral fragrances 77 Down 78 Dullsville 79 Vacation plan 80 Modern Persian 81 Alligator __ 82 “__ there ...” 83 Legally block

84 Feathered mimic 85 Oscar fan’s realm? 88 __-cone 89 Dullsville 91 Gram. case 92 Sister 94 Airport security concern 97 Round Table figure 100 It broke up in 1991: Abbr. 104 __ Darya River 105 Come to pass 108 Celebrity chef’s turf? 110 Bellyacher’s bailiwick? 113 Taught gradually, with “in” 114 Gritty intro? 115 Rub out 116 U.S. Army E-6, e.g. 117 Pet annoyance? 118 “Jes’ think ...” 119 Site of unplayable organs 120 JFK, in the ’50s 121 Philly cager

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17 Instant 18 Quarterback’s concerns 24 Bilbo’s heir 26 App-using device 28 Helps with the dishes 33 Organ with a drum 35 Some bowls 37 Playing hooky, maybe: Abbr. 39 Casting site 40 They made Trigger happy 41 On __: if challenged 42 Friendly folks’ environs? 43 Memorable provider of roadside aid 45 Gets pets, maybe 46 Classic laundry soap 47 Approve 49 Featured chorus lines 50 Jurist’s paradise? 51 Alias indicator

53 Showed the way 56 Mexican pyramid builder 58 Satyr cousins 59 “Inferno” author 60 Cry of frustration 62 Soprano Kiri Te Kanawa, e.g. 63 Soil enricher 64 Tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffrey 67 Bug, perhaps 68 Pequod partowner 70 Youngest Marx brother 72 Kubla Khan’s palace 75 Amendments 1-10 subj. 76 Intention 77 Lux. neighbor 78 Hundred-dollar bills, in slang 81 Pickled offering at a deli 82 Authoritative source 83 Avian runner

85 Spoonbill, for one 86 RV park chain 87 Vague rumor 90 Angus cut 93 Centers 94 Homeowners’ prides 95 Cool cat’s “Understood” 96 Birder’s Andean mecca 97 Sheen 98 So 99 Bad fire 101 Big name in kitchen appliances 102 Winwood of Traffic 103 Cup sought every two years 106 Farmer’s prefix 107 “Pants on fire” person 109 Bussing needs 111 Some Windows systems 112 Romantic beginning

RELEASE DATE—Sunday, October 7, 2012

10/14/12 ©2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc. Los Angeles Times Sunday Crossword Puzzle

Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewis

86 Landscaper’s purchase 88 Mine in Rome 89 Took a short trip ACROSS 90 “American Saucers in the Psycho” author air 91 Aweigh Jewelry holder 93 NASDAQ You won’t see competitor them in N.L. 95 “__ Grew ballparks Older”: Hughes Shanghai poem Raise Cain 96 Vivacity Miniseries 97 Revolting Oscar opener also-rans? Turn state’s 101 H.S. dropouts evidence may earn them Book with Dick 103 Cat lead-in and Jane, say 104 School Dear John? Alice Walker title 108 Beatles hit with a four-minute color coda Playing marble 111 Measure that’s Response to often square “Was it that 114 Household bad?” cleanser What liars lack 115 Fútbol shout So-called Mordor monster 116 View from the Transamerica Colorado-based Tower? sports org. 118 Dairy worker Extortion 119 Quad bike, for amount, one perhaps? Greenish blue hue James and TOM AND RAY Natalie’s “Rebel Without a Cause” co-star Yemeni seaport Rest stop sights Star of the 1981 revue “The Lady and Her Music” “Ice cream castles in the air,” in a Mitchell song H.S. math course Fabled flier Frito-Lay chip Manufactured goods Sullen look Graduate’s award Opulent Stocking shades Of the flock Steinbeck title starter Raise some prices in the 19th-century literature section? Where Brigham Young settled Bio lab gel Glad alternative Screen partner Not even slightly different New Eng. state Boosters, often Once in a blue moon


120 Pigeon shelters 121 Two-time AllStar Martinez 122 Fishermen with pots 123 Raised golf course feature 124 Strengthen’s opposite 125 Film crew locales

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for a party. Tom: So, in order to get something that you can look under the hood of and easily tinker with yourself, you have to be willing to drive an unsafe, unreliable, pollution-belching rust bucket. Ray: Which is what my brother drives. In fact, you can go car shopping on his front lawn, Malia. You will have a bunch of heaps that won’t start to choose from. Tom: You really have to go back to the 1970s or earlier to go “pre-computer.” If you get a car of that vintage, you will be able to open the hood and recognize all the parts. That is one thing I really like about my old cars. Ray: Of course, the reason you will recognize all those parts is because you just replaced them a month ago! Don’t do it, Malia. Accept that the world changes. Embrace the change. Cars that start in the rain are a giant step for mankind. Got a question about cars? Write to Click and Clack in care of this newspaper, or email them by visiting the Car Talk website at King Features Syndicate ©2012 Tribune Media Services, Inc.

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Bridge results The Capital-Journal Oct. 5: Ken Gudenkauf and Vince Nordberg, first; Charlie Vaughn and Jim Masilamani, second. Oct. 8: Class A, Charlie Vaughn and Vince Nordberg, north/south; Shari Krentzel and Klee Zaricky, east/west.

Class B, Joel Sipes and Ken Gudenkauf, north/south; Patti Griffitts and Mary Coverdale, east/west. Oct. 9: Charlie Vaughn and Vince Nordberg, north/south; Addie Hanna and Elizabeth Gilman, east/west. Oct. 10: Addie Hanna and Mary

Bauer, first. Dorothy Netson and Marilyn Stewart, second. Club games are Tuesday and Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and Friday at 9 a.m. Call Elizabeth Gilman at (785) 272-7879 for more information.









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Police calls People booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with felonies. Greg C. Neria, 43, in connection with aggravated battery, aggravated assault, criminal threats and distribution of certain hallucinogens, 5:26 p.m. 10/12. Phillip Sherman Tombs Jr., 33, in connection with theft, 12:10 a.m. 10/13. Cerenity Ann Marie Remfry, 21, in connection with distribution of certain depressants and failure to pay drug stamp tax, 1:14 a.m. 10/13. Felony cases reported to the Topeka Police Department. 2700 blk. of S.E. Colorado, auto burglary, 7 p.m. 10/12- 10:30 a.m. 10/13. 300 blk. of S.E. Pinecrest, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, 8 p.m. 10/9- noon 10/12. 3700 blk. of S.W. Park South Ct., aggravated battery, aggravated assault, 3:45- 4:01 p.m. 10/12. 700 blk. of N.E. US-24 highway, burglary, theft, 6 p.m. 10/6- 9 a.m. 10/12. 3600 blk. of S.W. Skyline, burglary, theft, 12:40- 2 p.m. 10/12. 3600 blk. of S.W. Skyline, burglary, theft, 12:40- 2 p.m. 10/12. 3400 blk. of S.E. 2nd, burglary, 10 p.m. 10/1212:50 a.m. 10/13. 1100 blk. of N.E. Oakland, burglary, theft, 6 p.m. 10/108 p.m. 10/11. 1500 blk. of S.W. Wanamaker Rd., burglary, theft, 9- 9:55 a.m. 10/12.

Fire calls Topeka Fire Department 839 N.E. Arter Ave., fixed structure fire, 8:18 a.m. 10/13. 2918 N. Kansas Ave., unintentional alarm or call, 6:40 p.m. 10/12. 5601 S.W. Timberlake Ct., hazmat, none found, 5:35 p.m. 10/12.

The Capital-Journal On Thursday, credit union members around the world will celebrate International Credit Union Day to recognize the contributions that credit unions make to the lives of their members and their communities. Topeka credit unions will join in that celebration by giving back to the community through the Topeka Credit Union Foundation. At a benefactor’s breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, the Topeka Credit Union Foundation will award grants to Breakthrough House Inc., Easter Seals Capper Foundation, TARC and the Topeka Habitat for Humanity. The Topeka Credit Union Foundation was formed in 2004 by six local credit unions to support organizations conducting philanthropic or charitable purposes. Since then, more than $120,000 has been contributed to organizations primarily in Topeka. Other organizations that have received contributions from the TCUF include American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Clubs of Topeka, CASE Inc., Family Service & Guidance Center, Housing & Credit Counseling, Let’s Help, Marian Clinic, Meals on Wheels, Midland Hospice, National Credit Union Foundation, Ronald McDonald House, Salvation Army, Sheltered Living, Topeka Rescue Mission, the Alzheimer’s Association and the Topeka Foster Grandparent Program. The founding credit unions are CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Quest Credit Union (formerly Credit Union 1 of KS and Credit Unions United), Envista Credit Union, Educational Credit Union and Kansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Credit Union. They have since been joined by New Century Credit Union, as well as receiving donations from credit union members. Through the contributions of the individual credit unions and the generosity and fundraising efforts of the credit union employees, the fund increases each year.

Daily Record Births

St. Francis Matt and Andrea Barr, Emmett, boy, Oct. 12. Adam and Destiny Brooks, Topeka, boy, Oct. 12. Nate and Stephanie Scates, White Cloud, boy, Oct. 12.

Pets The following animals have been brought to the Helping Hands Humane Society, 2625 N.W. Rochester Road. The telephone number is 233-7325. Cats Female, black and tan, age unknown, found in the 1500 block of S.E. Monroe. Two females, tortoiseshell, age unknown, found in the 5600 block of S.W. Auburn. Sex and age unkown, tortoiseshell, found in the 1100 block of S.W. Lincoln.



WHAT’S HAPPENING Spirituals to funk — Dr. John and The Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University in Manhattan. Cost: $48 for general admission; $24 for students. Tickets and information: (785) 532-6428. Patriotic tunes — The Community Chamber Orchestra will perform a patriotic concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, in the old Morganville School, 307 Main in Morganville. Cost: $6 per person; $15 per family. Information: (785) 926-4725. Hear the beat — So Percussion, featuring musicians playing everything from xylophones to cactus needles, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive in Lawrence. Cost: $26 for adults; $14 for students and youths. Tickets and information: (785) 864-2787. Don’t rock the boat — “Guys and Dolls” will be staged at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Albert Taylor Hall at Emporia State University in Emporia. Cost: $12-$15. Tickets and information: (620) 341-6378. Double the fun — Two events are planned in Waterville on Sunday, Oct. 14. The Wichita Ghost Riders, a four-member honky-tonk band, will perform at 2:30 p.m. in the Waterville Opera House, 204 E. Front in Waterville, and artists will showcase their works at the Harvest Showcase at 5 p.m. in Weaver Hotel. Free. Information: (785) 363-2515. Spooky rides — Midland Railway, 1515 W. High St. in Baldwin City, will offer “The Night Trains of Terror” rides at 6:30, 8 and 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20 and 26-27. Cost: $17 for adults; $12 for children younger than 12. Information: (785) 594-6982. Go back in time — Black Jack Battlefield’s Maple Leaf Festival Tours will be offered at 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. and 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20-21, at 163 E. 2000 Road in Wellsville. Free. Information: (785) 883-2106. Fall fest — The 54th Annual Maple Leaf Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, in Baldwin City. Highlights include parade at 11 a.m. Saturday, crafts, music and food. Free. Information: (785) 594-3200. Speaking from the grave — Voices of the Past will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Fairmont Cemetery at Blue Rapids. Find more northeast Kansas events at

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Ready for tasting New tasting shop in Lawrence pairs oil and vinegar By Linda A. Thompson-Ditch


LAWRENCE — Ever since Extra Virgin opened on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence five months ago, owner Deborah Briggs has watched a number of people walk in the door of the tasting shop with confused faces. Perhaps it’s because their attention is immediately drawn to the approximately 60 stainless-steel vessels — known as fustis — filled with a variety of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars, all ready to taste. “Everybody thought I was crazy,” Briggs said about opening the specialty oil and vinegar shop. “No one wanted me to do it. They’ve changed their minds now.” Customers can taste the extra virgin olive oils imported from around the world and the balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. Once they find a favorite, Briggs will bottle and seal the selection to take home. After working as a retail manager for five years, Briggs decided to explore other life options. After seeing shops like Extra Virgin — there are three in Kansas — she decided on this type of specialty store because she believes in the health benefits of olive oil. In fact, she consumes up to a cup of it every day. “I enjoy retail, and I always had an entrepreneurial spirit,” Briggs said. “My grandfather was also a retailer in West Virginia.” Extra virgin is the highest grade olive oil available. The olives are pressed only once, without the aid of heat and chemicals. Plus, the finished oil must have less than .5-percent acidity and no off tastes. According to the Mayo Clinic website, olive oil is a monounsaturated fatty acid, which is considered a healthy dietary fat compared to other types found in butter, margarine, shortening and various oils. It is believed the fat in olive oil may help lower the risk of heart disease by helping to bring down total cholesterol levels, as well as low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. Plus, research shows olive oil may help control blood sugar levels and normalize blood clotting. All of the shop’s 15 balsamic vinegars come from Modena, where


Owner Deborah Briggs fills a bottle with one of the many extra virgin olive oil varieties sold at Extra Virgin at 937 Massachusetts St. in Lawrence. The store opened five months ago.


What: Olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting shop Where: 937 Massachusetts St., Lawrence Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday Phone: (785) 856-OILS Website: www.extravirginoilsvinegars. com; also on Facebook and Twitter

Stainless-steel containers at Extra Virgin in Lawrence are filled with a variety of ready-to-taste extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. this type of vinegar originated in the 11th century. Balsamic is made from a reduction of pressed Tribbiano grapes, which are moved through seven casks made of different woods to get the traditional flavor. The vinegar must be aged for a minimum of 12 years. The oldest one Briggs carries, and her most popular, is 18 years old. None of her balsamic vinegars are made with addictives or sugar. Besides the different extra virgin olive oils from around the world, the shop also carries a collection of flavored EVOOS. The selection

includes basil, garlic, lemon, blood orange, chipotle, herbs de Provence and Persian lime. Plus gourmet oils are available, such as white truffle oil, dark toasted sesame oil and roasted walnut oil. Briggs’ most popular olive oil is one from Tuscany, Italy, which pairs nicely with the popular 18-year-old balsamic. She has an extensive list of suggested oil and vinegar pairings, so if customers find an oil variety they enjoy they can match it with a balsamic vinegar that will enhance the flavors even more. Besides EVOO and balsamic

vinegar, the shop carries a number of specialty food items, such as pastas, olives, spices, sea salts and a number of olive oil-based beauty products. Briggs can create custom gift baskets with any of the store’s merchandise. She also has a number of holiday-themed items coming soon and plans to create special gift baskets for the upcoming holidays. The shop can be reserved for after-hours tasting parties. Soon, Briggs hopes to add events such as cooking demonstrations from area chefs and nutrition classes. When Briggs can’t be in the shop, her son, Wayne, manages things. Her other son, Nathan, helps out when he’s on break from Emporia State University. She also has two other part-time employees, and everyone is happy to answer customer questions and explain the variations in the different oils and vinegars. “We’re doing very well, and we expect it to keep getting better and better,” Briggs said.


Taste of Elegance supports hospice By Carolyn Kaberline


PERRY — It’s an evening of entertainment with a serious purpose: raising funds to support Jefferson County Hospice. Now in its 11th year, the 2012 Taste of Elegance, sponsored by the Jefferson County Friends of Hospice, will take place Saturday at Perry-Lecompton High School in Perry. The evening’s activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with an open buffet and silent auction, followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. Melissa Bruner, of WIBW-TV, will emcee, and Andy Conser will conduct the live auction. “One thing that makes this event special is the number of people involved in making it a success,” Carole Hendrix, co-chairman of the event, said. “This year, there are 23 community groups helping prepare food and more than 100 volunteers putting the event together.” Those involved don’t mind the hours because they know all funds raised go to keeping home hospice services available to those in Jefferson County. “Those receiving services want to be cared for by friends and relatives in the


Those attending the 2011 Taste of Elegance browse through silent auction items. Last year’s event, which also included a live auction and dinner, raised $52,000 for Jefferson County hospice services. county as opposed to going to a strange town or being treated by strange people,” Hendrix said. “When one of our nurses goes into a home, there’s a personal connection that makes them (the patients) feel like they are being cared for by extended family.” Hendrix said last year’s Taste of

Elegance raised $52,000 — up from $36,000 in 2010 — despite the tough economy. “This year’s event will offer a Christmas spectacular,” she said. “Some of the featured auction items are a restored sled, a decorated Christmas tree, a trip to Branson over Christmas, a Christmas entertainment

package and a Christmas concert.” A holiday dinner for 12 or an office party for 20 are also among the items to be auctioned, although Hendrix said “for a lot of money, we’ll do both.” Other items will appeal to local college sports enthusiasts: a signed Final Four basketball from The University of Kansas, a Kansas State University signed football, tickets to games at each school and a tailgating package. In addition to the auctions, the country market will return with offerings of jams, jellies and unique craft items. Hendrix said attendees will be treated to a variety of food items, including bourbon chicken bites, teriyaki pork loin medallions, green bean bundles, mini-loaded potato puffs, fun appetizers, specialty mini-cupcakes, double chocolate mousse and orange zephyr mousse. Tickets for the event are $25 per person or $200 for a table of eight. For information about tickets or how to make donations, call Betsy Schmelzle at (785) 863-2447. Carolyn Kaberline is a freelance writer in Topeka. She can be reached at




IT’S YOUR BUSINESS RETIREMENTS Robert Sweatt, of Topeka, retired from the Civil Tax Enforcement bureau of the Kansas Department of Revenue on Saturday. Sweatt was a tax specialist and worked at KDR for 21 years. Overall, he worked in state government for 28 year as a lawyer, tax specialist, director of safety and assistant attorney general.

NEW FACES Salah Najm, a physician and pulmonary, sleep and critical care specialist, has joined Cotton-O'Neil Clinic, 823 S.W. Mulvane, Suite 380. Najm received his medical degree at the American Salah Najm University of Beirut in Lebanon in 2005, followed by an internship in internal medicine in 2006. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at Indiana University Hospital in Indianapolis in 2009, and he completed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, in Cleveland, in 2012. Najm is accepting new patients through physician referral. Michael Aldridge is the new president and chief executive officer of Synovim Healthcare Solutions in Topeka. He has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, with 15 of them focused Michael on health Aldridge care. Aldridge earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Baker University, where he also served as an adjunct professor. His previous work experience includes eight years as an IT director at a Kansas acute care

hospital, security officer and infrastructure manager with a large health system, and most recently served as vice president of information technology and Regional Extension Center program director with the Kansas Foundation for Medical Care. Synovim is an organization sponsored by the KFMC and the Kansas Association for the Medically Underserved, created to assist providers in offering the most efficient and effective patient care. Holly N. Lynch has joined the staff at Casa Bellesa Salon, 2500 S.W. 17th. She previously was a stylist at Supercuts and has 13 years of experience as a stylist and nail technician. Lynch specializes in color, perms, Holly Lynch cuts and extensions. Her nail services include shellac, creative design, pedicures and manicures. She can be reached Tuesday through Friday at (785) 233-2371.

RECOGNITION Mainline Printing/ Mainline Holographics, Peterson Publications and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce have been recognized with a Silver award in the Gold Ink Awards, the printing industry’s most prestigious competition. The award was given in the Directory category for the printing and production of the Greater Topeka Chamber and Go Topeka 2012 Membership Directory. Jeff Peterson, president of Peterson Publications, accepted the award at the Gold Ink Awards banquet during the annual Graph Expo trade show Oct. 8 in Chicago. The winners will be showcased in Printing Impressions magazine and on Simon Property Group, whose properties include West Ridge Mall in Topeka, recently received awards recognizing its

commitment to sustainability issues. For the second consecutive year, SPG has been recognized by the Carbon Disclosure Project with inclusion in its select Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. The index highlights companies within the S&P 500 Index that have displayed a strong approach to information disclosure regarding climate change. SPG was the only real estate company to be awarded the CDLI distinction. SPG also was named a regional sector leader in retail by The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark in its recently released 2012 report.

MISCELLANEOUS Lexington Park Assisted Living in Topeka received zero deficiencies on a survey of the facility conducted by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services on Aug. 29. Lexington Park is located at 1021 S.W. Fleming Court. Peoples Commercial Insurance Services and 94-Country Radio were accepted as members of the Topeka Home Builders Association in September. Peoples was represented by Mike Lesser, while 94-Country Radio was represented by Tim Kolling.

CALENDAR TUESDAY, OCT. 16 Career Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association annual associates luncheon, 11:45 a.m., Shawnee Country Club, 913 S.E. 29th. Program: Barry Feaker, of Topeka Rescue Mission, and announcement of the 2013 Woman of Distinction. Reservations: Nancy Weigand, 213-7361.

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Marimba Sol de Chiapas — from left, John Curry, Sam Wisman, Laura Lee Crandall and James Schank — will perform a Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in Marvin Auditorium at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th.

Library hosting marimba concert Mexican music

featured in free show Sunday By Bill Blankenship

The Capital-Journal

Music from the Mexican state of Chiapas performed on an authentic marimba from the region bordering Guatemala will fill the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library's auditorium when the Kansas City-based Marimba Sol de Chiapas performs a Music for a Sunday Afternoon concert. The free program from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday in Marvin Auditorium at the library, 1515 S.W. 10th, will feature the four-member ensemble, which Topeka Symphony Orchestra-goers heard Jan. 14 as guest artists on a "Fiesta"-themed program. A successor to Marimba Yajalon, which was founded in 1988 by famed percussionist Laurence Kaptain, Marimba Sol de Chiapas has been based since 1991 in Kansas City, Mo.

Its ranks include Topekaraised percussionist Sam Wisman. Directed by John Curry, the group's other members are James Schank and Laura Lee Crandall. Unlike in other styles of music in which a sole musician plays the marimba, the Mexican marimba style calls for multiple players performing on a single marimba. In Chiapas, marimba players perform a wide repertoire, from etudes by Frederic Chopin to traditional Mexican dance music. Marimba Sol de Chiapas is so highly regarded, it has toured Mexico as guests of the Mexican government, performed at international festivals and played concerts in the United States at events sponsored by Mexican consuls. Bill Blankenship can be reached at (785) 295-1284 or bill. Follow him on Twitter @TCJ_ AandE. Read his blog at

The Capital-Journal Two Seaman High School students’ academics have been recognized by the 2013 National Merit Scholarship program. Molly Kaup, a Seaman High senior, was named a semifinalist, and Jessica McCall, also a Molly Kaup Seaman High senior, received a letter of commendation. Kaup is the daughter of Jim and Glenna Kaup. McCall is Jessica McCall the daughter of Wayne and Melissa McCall. The National Merit Scholarship Corp. announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Semifinalists have an opportunity to continue in the competition for 8,300 National Merit Scholarship worth more than $32 million. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level. About 90 percent of the semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing, according to the National Merit Scholarship Corp. More than half of the finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title. The names of finalists will be announced in February. Those achieving the Merit Scholar title will be announced March-June 2013. For more information, visit


Kansas City, Kan., shooting kills man The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Police in Kansas City, Kan., are investigating a fatal shooting. Police said in a news release

that a man in his 30s was shot Saturday and died later at a hospital. The victim hasn’t been identified. Sgt. Emmett Lockridge says

the department’s Major Case Unit detectives are urging people with information about the shooting to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.





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CLUBS, MEETINGS Topeka Needlework Guild stitch-in, 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Baker’s Dozen, 4310 S.W. 21st. Bring a current project to work on. Visitors welcome. Information: 235-0540. Downtown Topeka Lions Club, noon Monday, Oct. 15, Top of the Tower (Bank of America building), 534 S. Kansas Ave. Visitors welcome. Kiwanis Club of Topeka, noon Monday, Oct. 15, Jayhawk Tower (Florentine Room), 700 S.W. Jackson. Speaker: Teresa Leslie Canty, from the Communities in Schools Project at Highland Park High School, on truancy prevention. Guests welcome. Information: Topeka Beautification Association, noon Monday, Oct. 15, Perkins Restaurant, 1720 S.W. Wanamaker. Public welcome. Oakland Neighborhood Improvement Association, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Oakland Community Center, 801 N.E. Poplar. Speaker: Jim Colson, Topeka city manager. Acappella Unlimited, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Seaman Congregational Church, 2036 N.W. Taylor. New female members welcome. Information: www. Collector of Ah’s Hallmark Ornament Club, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: 272-4407. Topeka Chapter of Kansas Equality Coalition, 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 4775 S.W. 21st. Anyone interested in equality is welcome to attend. Sunrise Optimist Club, 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Optimist Club Activity Building, 720 N.W. 50th. Guests welcome. Information: Gary Slimmer, 2461291. TOPNetwork, 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (Perkins Room,

second floor), 1515 S.W. 10th. Free. Information: 271-2514. Kiwanis Club of North Topeka, noon Tuesday, Oct. 16, Community Bank (conference room), US-24 highway and N.W. Rochester Road. Speaker: David Banks, with the Topeka Fire Department. Guests welcome. Information: Thelma Bray, 582-4898. Sertoma Tri-Club Duck Race celebration banquet, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, Jayhawk Tower, S.W. 7th and Jackson. Program: Presentation of checks to Topeka Sertoma Club beneficiaries. Reservations: Julie Hejtmanek, 235-5678, or Nancy Daniels, 234-5524. US Acts! Institute Debate Club, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1127 S.W. Horne. Open to ages 14 and older. Information: www. Capital City Barbershop Chorus, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, West Side Baptist Church, S.W. 4th and Fillmore. New members and guests welcome. Information: 271-6208 or Topeka West Rotary, 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Hy-Vee (second-floor conference room), S.W. 29th and Wanamaker. Information: Don Lumpe, 273-1188, Juvenile Corrections Advisory Board, 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Shawnee County Community Corrections (third-floor conference room), 712 S. Kansas Ave. Parking available at Park N Shop Garage, S.E. 6th and Quincy. Information: Marianne Vilander, 233-8856, ext. 7809, or marianne., or Dina Pennington, 233-8856, ext. 7810, or Payless ShoeSource Retirees, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, G-Ma’s Cafe, Fairlawn Plaza Mall, S.W. 21st and Fairlawn. Northeast Kansas Business Networking group, noon Wednesday, Oct. 17, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 1720 S.W. Wanamaker. Information: Patrick Anderson, 6086561. Topeka Area Water Garden Society, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site, 124 N.W. Fillmore. Speaker: Tom Garcia, of Blue Acres, on new and innovative ideas for water gardening. Visitors welcome. Toastmasters, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (second floor), 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: powerspeakers@ Topeka Apple Users Group, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, Aldersgate Village (Wesley Hall), 7220 S.W. Asbury Drive. Information: Kerry Neil,

Dog treats recalled THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Gary Collins hosted the television show “Hour Magazine” — for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1983.

Gary Collins, actor, TV host, dies at 74 The Associated Press BILOXI, Miss. — Gary Collins, an actor, television show host and former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died Saturday, authorities said. He was 74. Collins, a resident of Biloxi, Miss., died of natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday after he was admitted Friday evening to Biloxi Regional Medical Center, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove. During the 1980s, Collins hosted the Miss America pageant and the television shows “Hour Magazine” — for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1983 — and “The Home Show.” As an actor, he appeared in numerous movies and was a fixture on television in the 1960s and 1970s, playing a variety of guest roles in comedies and dramas, including “Perry Mason,” ‘’The Love Boat” and “Ironside,” among others. He also starred in regular series, including “The Wackiest Ship in the Army” and “The Iron

Horse” in the 1960s and the “The Sixth Sense” in the 1970s. He kept acting for decades, appearing as late as 2009 in an episode of the TV show “Dirty Sexy Money.” Collins was married to former Miss America and Mississippi native Mary Ann Mobley. Best known as a handsome and amiable on-air personality, his public image suffered at times because of run-ins with the law. In 2009, he pleaded guilty in Santa Barbara, Calif., to misdemeanor driving under the influence — his third offense. In 2010, he was fined $500 in Jackson, Miss., for leaving the scene of a traffic accident. Last year, a Harrison County judge dismissed charges against Collins for allegedly leaving a Biloxi restaurant without paying his bill. Dismissal came after a restaurant employee asked to withdraw his complaint in the case. Information on funeral arrangements wasn’t available Saturday afternoon.

By Bruce Shipkowski


TRENTON, N.J. — A pet food company is voluntarily recalling dog treats that could be contaminated with salmonella. Nature’s Recipe announced Saturday the recall of a limited supply of its “Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken,” which were manufactured at its plant in Topeka and distributed nationally — primarily through pet specialty retailers. Nature’s Recipe is part of Del Monte Foods, which has a pet food plant and distribution center at 2200 N.W. Brickyard Road in Topeka. The company says the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella, which can affect animals eating the product and pose a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Nature’s Recipe officials say no pet or human illnesses have been reported, but they suggest that pet owners monitor themselves and their dogs for signs of salmonella and seek medical care if symptoms worsen. The company says the recall is precautionary and ad-

vises consumers who bought the recalled treats to discard them immediately. The recalled treats were sold in 19-ounce stand-up resealable pouches. The products included in the recall are marked with the Lot Codes 2199TP or 2200TP and a UPC Code of 30521 51549. The pouches also have a “Best If Used By Date” stamp of “10 11 13” and “10 12 13.” Southwest Topeka Kiwanis, 7 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Atria Hearthstone West, 3515 S.W. 6th. Capital City Networking Group, 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Jayhawk Tower, S.W. 7th and Jackson. Woman’s Club of Topeka, 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, clubhouse, 5221 S.W. West Drive. Program: Jayhawk Area on Aging and Shawnee County Parks and Recreation. Luncheon after program. Guests welcome. Reservations (by Tuesday morning, Oct. 16): Joanne Kensinger, 640-1430. Topeka Networking Council, 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Lawyers Title (meeting room in the back), 5715 S.W. 21st. Visitors welcome by calling (785) 466-6169 or (913) 735-7832 by the day before. Heartland Toastmasters, noon Thursday, Oct. 18, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Guests welcome. Information: 2322836. Rotary Club of Topeka, noon Thursday, Oct. 18, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, S.E. 6th and Madison. Program: Austin Hansen, bocci paraolympian. Information: Roger Aeschliman, 267-8782. Zonta Club of Topeka, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Annie’s Place, 4014 S.W. Gage Center Drive. Speaker: Jessica Ding, Washburn University international student. Meadowlark Toastmasters, 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, 1515 S.W. 10th. Topeka Optimist Club, noon Friday, Oct. 19, Top of the Tower, 534 S. Kansas Ave. Topeka Unit NAACP general meeting, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20, Brown v. Board National Historic Site, 1515 S.E. Monroe. Visitors welcome. Note: To be eligible to run for office or vote in the Nov. 17 election (noon to 4 p.m. at Brown v. Board), your membership dues must be paid by Oct. 18. Topeka Crochet Guild, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library (Marvin Auditorium 101A), 1515 S.W. 10th. Information: 267-5404. Christian Widow and Widowers Organization hotdog potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, Most Pure Heart (Formation Room), S.W. 17th and Stone. Bring a hotdog dish or dessert. Information: 272-0055. Kansas Roundup of Chapters of American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, Ramada Hotel and Convention Center, S.E. 6th and Madison. Information: Denise Grau, 273-6849, or Eileen Davis, 235-5845.

COMMUNITY EVENTS “The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War” reading, part of the Shawnee County Historical Society’s fall series of Shared Stories of the Civil War Reader’s Theater Project, 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, Cox Communication Heritage Education Center at the Ritchie House, 1118 S.E. Madison. Information: 234-6097 or www.shawneecountyhistory. org. Thornton Place senior events: Let’s Talk Seniors — Cancer Awareness, 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17; Caregive Appreciate Day, 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19; Cancer Awareness Day Fundraiser, 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20. Information: 228-0555.






Inside today Bowyer wins at Concord Emporia’s Clint Bowyer will come to Kansas Speedway this week fresh off a Sprint Cup victory. Page 3D

The A list Big 12 FOOTBALL STANDINGS Big 12 All Kansas State 3-0 6-0 TCU 2-1 5-1 Texas Tech 2-1 5-1 West Virginia 2-1 5-1 Oklahoma 2-1 4-1 Oklahoma State 1-1 3-2 Iowa State 1-2 4-2 Texas 1-2 4-2 Baylor 0-2 3-2 Kansas 0-3 1-5 Results Saturday K-State 27, Iowa St. 21 Okla. St. 20, Kansas 14 Texas Tech 49, W. Va. 14 Oklahoma 63, Texas 21 TCU 49, Baylor 21



OCTOBER 14, 2012 the capital-journal

Kansas rally comes up short By Austin Meek

The Capital-Journal

LAWRENCE — An act of nature might be the only explanation for what transpired Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Oklahoma State, the team leading all of college football in points and yards, couldn’t score against Kansas. Kansas, the team that had lost 14 straight

conference games, had the defending Big 12 champ on its heels, sparked by a freshman quarterback who spent the first three quarters on the bench. Set against a backdrop of eerie clouds and circling birds, conditions seemed right for an upset. As KU rallied for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, the fans who braved the rain and a first-quarter lightning delay had to be

thinking the same thing: Could this really happen? The answer was no, but getting there was an interesting process. Sparked by freshman quarterback Michael Cummings and a resilient defense, KU gave Oklahoma State a serious scare before falling 20-14. “This was the first time we’ve gone out in the fourth quarter and played like a team

that wants to win,” coach Charlie Weis said. “First time since I’ve been here.” KU wasn’t the better team in any of the first three quarters, which explains why the Jayhawks now sit at 1-5. Still, they could take satisfaction in the fact that they made things interesting after everyone — Oklahoma Please see KANSAS, Page 4D



Klein says team isn’t satisfied By Ken Corbitt


AMES, Iowa — Collin Klein was a bit upset with himself, feeling he and the Kansas State offense didn’t complete the task at hand. The Wildcat quarterback di-

State tennis rained out State girls tennis matches were rained out at all four venues Saturday and have been rescheduled to resume Sunday. The Class 5A tournament at Kossover Tennis Center will resume at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Class 6A tournament at Prairie Village will resume at 10 a.m. Sunday. Washburn Rural’s Madeline Hill is in the 6A singles semifinals. The Class 4A tournament at Emporia will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday with matches originally scheduled for Friday. Matches originally scheduled for Saturday will begin at 10 a.m. Monday. The Class 3-1A tournament at Hutchinson will resume at noon Sunday with the conclusion of Friday’s schedule. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Monday with matches originally scheduled for Saturday. The Capital-Journal

On TV today NFL games: n Kansas City at Tampa Bay, noon, WIBW (13.1) n Dallas at Baltimore, noon, KTMJ (27.2) n New York Giants at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m., KTMJ (27.2) n Green Bay at Houston, 7:20 p.m., KSNT (27.1)


mountaineers fall Seth Doege throws for 499 yards as Texas Tech shocks No. 5 West Virginia, 49-14. Page 6D

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Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein, right, celebrates with teammates Chris Harper, left, and Travis Tannahill after scoring on a 6-yard run during the first half of Saturday’s 27-21 victory against Iowa State. Klein ran for 105 yards and three scores.

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Even when less than perfect, Cats understand how to win AMES, Iowa — As if Bill previously all season, failed to Snyder didn’t need the setting tack on a killer fourth-quarter on his coffee pot to touchdown and be stuck on ‘Refill’ allowed Iowa State all week, Kansas to take possession State must recover down just six points from a sub-par with 2:17 remaining. performance. Yet the Cyclones Oh, wait. the ran only four plays, Wildcats actually three of them passes did that during their that skidded off the KEVIN game Saturday. turf incomplete. HASKIN They matched the K-State then number of penalties committed assumed the victory formation

as a 27-21 survivor in Jack Trice Stadium. The No. 6 Wildcats recovered from various shortcomings to move into sole possession of the Big 12 lead, while becoming bowl-eligible. “Just knowing how to win, maybe you couldn’t say that about us two years ago, three years ago,’’ senior wide receiver Chris Harper said. “Now, we Please see HASKIN, Page 5D

Kansas State coach Bill Snyder, right, embraces Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads following Saturday’s game. The Wildcats defeated the Cyclones for the fifth consecutive year.

Quick strikes lift Ichabods

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WU tops Truman with two early third-quarter TDs By Rick Peterson Jr.


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rected a late fourth-quarter drive, converting three big third-down plays, but couldn’t pick up a final first down inside the Iowa State 10-yard line. The Wildcats settled for a field goal, the final points in a 27-21 victory over the Cyclones on Saturday at Jack Trice Stadium — a victory that left K-State alone in first place in the Big 12 when Texas Tech handed No. 5 West Virginia a shocking 49-7 defeat. A touchdown would have locked away the win for the No. 6 Wildcats, but the field goal was enough when the defense came through with two stops to seal the win. “We’re not satisfied because

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Truman State’s Brett Nagel is taken down by Washburn’s Bryce Atagi, left, and T.J. Shine during Saturday’s first half.

After waiting an eternity to start the second half, it didn’t take long for Washburn to release its pent-up energy on Truman State. The second of two lightning delays prolonged halftime by 81 minutes, but the Ichabods responded to the long stoppage by scoring touchdowns on their first two possessions of the second half during

Saturday's 35-24 victory at Yager Stadium. “We went into the locker room and ate PowerBars and stayed excited,” said Washburn junior linebacker Willie Williams. “We knew it was going to be a challenge and took it like it was a new game after the half.” No. 19 Washburn (6-1, 6-1 MIAA) stopped Truman to start the second half and took a 21-10 lead on a

12-yard touchdown run by Hayden Groves, who rushed for a careerhigh 162 yards on 31 carries. Mitch Buhler then found Mark Fancher for a pretty 69-yard touchdown pass to give the Ichabods a commanding 28-10 lead midway through the third quarter. “Fancher’s a big-play guy,” said Buhler. “When you get a chance Please see ICHABODS, Page 7D







LOCAL & STATE K-STATE VOLLEYBALL TOPS TCU ON THE ROAD: The Kansas State volleyball team swept past TCU 3-0 (25-20, 25-18, 25-19) on Saturday to move to 4-2 in the Big 12 and 17-2 overall. The Wildcats, who have lost to Oklahoma and Texas in the league, swept their 14th match of the season, tying them with Western Kentucky for the most in the NCAA. Three K-State hitters had double figures in kills — Kaitlynn Pelger with 12, Lilla Porubek with 11 and Alex Muff with 10. Setter Caitlyn Donahue had a double-double with 34 assists and 12 digs. She also had four of the team’s 11 aces. Sloane Sunstrum had 10 kills for TCU (13-6, 2-4). LADY BLUES KNOCK OFF CENTRAL IN FIVE GAMES: The No. 4-ranked Washburn volleyball team beat No. 7 Central Missouri on the road, 3-2, on Saturday in MIAA action at Warrensburg, Mo. The Lady Blues (21-1, 8-1 MIAA) won 25-23, 19-25, 25-18, 27-29, 18-16. RUNNERS TOPPLE TEXAS 5-2: The Topeka RoadRunners beat Texas 5-2 on Saturday at Dr. Pepper Arena in Frisco, Texas, as Sean Gaffney and James Ring both had two goals. Gaffney’s goals gave the NAHL South Division leaders a 2-0 lead after two periods. The Runners had three more goals — a goal by Dan Dupell and the two Ring goals — in the third period. K-STATE RUNNERS PLACE 20TH, 27TH AT PRE-NATIONALS: The Kansas State cross country teams were not in the mix for team honors at the NCAA Pre-Nationals at Louisville, Ky., but several runners excelled. The Wildcats placed 27th in the Women’s Red Seeded race, with Laura Galvan placing 36th individually in 20 minutes, 52.6 seconds over 6 kilometers. Erika Schiller was 76th in 21:23.5 and Mary Frances Donnelly was 139th in 21:52.1. The K-State men placed 20th in the Men’s Black Unseeded race, led by Fernando Roman earning 71st over the 8K course with a time of 25:31.4. The Big 12 Championships are set for Austin, Texas, on Oct. 27. ESU SPIKERS SWEEP SOUTHWEST BAPTIST: Paige Vanderpool recorded a double-double with 12 kills and 12 digs as the Emporia State volleyball team swept Southwest Baptist 25-20, 25-14, 25-17 Saturday in Bolivar, Mo. With the win, the Hornets (15-6, 5-3) extended their current win streak to six matches and have not lost to Southwest Baptist since 1987. Carly Spicer added 11 digs and hit .391 to lead the Hornets. Meg Schwartz tallied 24 digs.

PROFESSIONAL SPORTS KILL’S SEIZURE PROBLEMS RETURN: Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill’s seizure problems returned Saturday, hospitalizing the coach shortly after he gave his postgame press conference following a 21-13 loss to Northwestern. Kill , a former Emporia State head coach, met with the media and answered questions for about 10 minutes after the game, looking healthy and strong. But moments after returning to the locker room, school officials said he had another seizure. Team medical staff attended to him immediately, and an ambulance arrived at TCF Bank Stadium quickly after the seizure. Kill was taken to a hospital. University officials “do not anticipate further information on coach Kill’s condition being available Saturday night. NHL LABOR TALKS MAY RESUME TUESDAY: Labor negotiations between the NHL and the locked-out players’ association may resume Tuesday after a four-day break. The location and the agenda have yet to be determined. The sides held two days of talks this week in New York without discussion of hockey-related revenue — the core economic issue that has prevented the NHL regular season from starting on time. The 28-day lockout has already wiped out the entire preseason and the first three days of the regular season. STABBING MARS ‘ORANGE MADNESS’: Syracuse University ended its annual “Orange Madness” event at the Carrier Dome 30 minutes early after a man was stabbed during the celebration. Police said the stabbing happened in an arena concourse at around 9:30 p.m. Friday. The 25-year-old victim was treated at a hospital. K-ROD ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN SEPTEMBER: A prosecutor says Milwaukee Brewers reliever Francisco Rodriguez was arrested last month on a domestic violence complaint involving his girlfriend. Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said in an email Saturday that Rodriguez has not been charged and that any possible charges would be misdemeanors. Rodriguez was arrested at his Town of Wales home early Sept. 18 after responding to a 911 call from his girlfriend.


At Tampa Bay Noon Sunday

OAKLAND 3:05 p.m. Oct. 28

At San Diego 7:20 p.m. Nov. 1


At Oklahoma 6 p.m. Saturday


At Baylor TBD Nov. 3


At West Virginia 6:05 p.m. Sat.




At Lindenwood 1:30 p.m. Sat.

NW MISSOURI 1 p.m. Oct. 27

At Mo. Western 1:30 p.m. Nov. 3


The Minnesota Timberwolves’ Nikola Pekovic, left, of Montenegro, and Chicago Bulls’ Nate Robinson dive for a loose ball in the second half of an NBA preseason game Saturday in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 82-75. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


Tampa Bay is bracing for the Chiefs run game, led by Jamaal Charles, center, who is the NFL’s leading rusher with 551 yards. He averages a league-best 133.8 yards from scrimmage.

Chiefs run game, new QB on minds of Bucs Tampa Bay, KC

both fighting mistakes; Chiefs lead with 19

The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are bracing for a heavy dose of Jamaal Charles when they face the struggling Chiefs on Sunday. “They pride themselves on running that rock,” Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib said, noting that Charles is the NFL’s leading rusher. “The quarterback don’t do nothing but turn around and hand the ball off in that situation.” That, of course, isn’t entirely true. When Brady Quinn makes his first start in three years Sunday, replacing the injured Matt Cassel, the Chiefs will be counting on the sixth-year quarterback to be effective throwing the ball. Still, Talib is right — Tampa Bay’s challenge defensively begins with containing Charles. Talib, a former Kansas standout, won’t be playing Sunday, after violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. “They have a strong philosophy of what they want to do as a football team. So I think regardless of who the quarterback is, they’re going to stick to that philosophy,” Bucs coach Greg Schiano said. “I don’t see them varying way off.” The Chiefs (1-4) have the NFL’s second-ranked rushing attack at 221.6 yards per game, with Charles off to an impressive start after missing the final 14 games of last season with a knee injury. The fifth-year pro is averaging 153.6 yards rushing over his past three games, including a 233-yard performance against New Orleans three weeks ago. The Bucs (1-3) are coming off a bye week, which Schiano used to address offensive and defensive shortcomings that have contributed to a three-game los-

Josh Freeman has thrown for 790 yards, with five touchdowns and four interceptions for Tampa Bay. ing streak. “We went back and looked at every single play,” said Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman, the former Kansas State star who grew up rooting for the Chiefs. “Some stuff was good, some stuff was bad,” the fourth-year pro added of his own inconsistent play. “You’ve got to get more of the good, eliminate the bad. It’s pretty black and white.” Like the Bucs, the Chiefs feel their record would be better if not for critical mistakes. Kansas City has turned over the ball a league-high 19 times, including nine interceptions thrown by Cassel, who’s out after leaving the fourth quarter of last week’s 9-6 loss to Baltimore with a concussion. Quinn, a former first-round draft pick, will make his first start since Dec. 12, 2009, when he was with the Cleveland Browns. “I’m not here to make predictions or anything like that,” Quinn said. “I hope to go out there and play a good clean game and give us an opportunity to win.” Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel, who was with Cleveland when the Browns drafted Quinn in 2007, thinks the former Notre

Dame quarterback is more than capable. Quinn came off the bench last week to complete all three of his passes for 32 yards and had a goahead touchdown nullified by a penalty against the Ravens. “Quinn has been in the league, and he’s been on different teams and he’s seen different operations and how things are done,” Crennel said. “I think that he’s excited about this opportunity. I think he’ll be good and make the best of it.” Schiano called Quinn a “highly qualified” quarterback who’s a little more mobile than Cassel, who’s completed just 58.5 percent of his passes and thrown for five touchdowns this season. “He’s played in Cleveland. He played a little bit (with Kansas City) in the preseason. There is tape out there and we’ve gotten our hands on pretty much what we need to see,” Tampa Bay’s first-year coach said. Crennel said the Chiefs aren’t inclined to tailor a game plan specifically for Quinn because he has similar skills to Cassel. As far as the Bucs are concerned, that includes handing the ball to Charles again and again. In addition to averaging 5.4 yards per carry and leading the league with 551 yards rushing and two touchdowns, Charles has 15 receptions and is averaging a league-best 133.8 yards from scrimmage. Charles carried 33 times, averaged 7.1 yards per attempt and scored on a 91-yard burst in his big game against New Orleans. He gained 140 on 30 attempts against Baltimore’s defense a week ago. Freeman has completed 54.6 percent of his passes for Tampa Bay, throwing for 790 yards, five touchdowns and four interceptions. The Bucs spent part of their bye week poring over the playbook to identify what their 24-year-old quarterback is most comfortable doing in games.

NFL suspends Bucs’ Talib The Associated Press TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay’s defense was jolted Saturday when the NFL suspended cornerback Aqib Talib four games without pay for violating the league’s policy on performanceenhancing substances. The fifth-year pro said in a statement released by the team that he took an Adderall pill without a prescription “around the beginning of training camp.” He will not appeal the ban, which begins Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs. Talib was the 20th overall pick in the 2008 draft and is one of the team’s top defenders with 18 career interceptions. He also will miss games against New Orleans, Minnesota and Oakland, becoming eligible to return to the active roster on Nov. 5, the day after Tampa Bay faces the Raiders. “I have spoken with Aqib, and he knows that he made a poor decision that let our team down,” Bucs first-year coach Greg Schiano said. “Certainly, other players will have the opportunity to step up while he serves this suspension.”


Aqib Talib was suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.

It’s the second suspension of Talib’s career. The 26-year-old was suspended without pay for the 2010 regular-season opener and also fined one additional game check for violating the NFL’s personalconduct policy. That discipline stemmed from an altercation with a St. Petersburg cab driver during training camp in 2009.

“I made a mistake by taking an Adderall pill without a prescription. This is especially regrettable because, for the past several months, with Coach Schiano’s help, I’ve worked very hard to improve myself — professionally and personally — as a player and a man,” Talib said. “I am truly sorry to my teammates, coaches and Buccaneers fans, and I’m disappointed in myself. I will work diligently every day of this suspension to stay in top football shape and be ready to help this team in the second half of the season,” Talib added. “I have chosen to be immediately accountable for the situation I put myself in, which is why I will not exercise my appeal rights and will begin serving the suspension immediately.” The Bucs placed Talib, who has one interception and a teamleading seven passes defensed, on the reserve/suspended list. Defensive end Markus White was promoted from the practice squad to fill the roster opening. There was no immediate announcement on who’ll step into Talib’s spot in the starting lineup.

GREEN BAY (2-3) AT HOUSTON (5-0) — The Green Bay Packers are struggling and have become the spoiler in Week 6 as they face unbeaten Houston in the Sunday night game. When the NFL scheduled this game for prime time, it hoped to have a team with a perfect record. That it’s the Texans who are 5-0 for the first time ever is a surprise. That Green Bay is 2-3 and can’t find the dominant passing offense that it rode to such a gaudy record a year ago was not in NBC’s plans. Nor the Packers’. “Being 2-3 isn’t where we expected to be, but we finally get a regular week where we have some time,” Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said. “I know Houston’s coming off a Monday night game so they’ll have a short week. “Ultimately, you have to have a short memory in this game. We let one get away from us last week (at Indianapolis).” The Texans have been the league’s most balanced team, and their defense, even without star linebacker Brian Cushing (on injured reserve with a torn left knee ligament), could give Green Bay fits. Byes are Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans. Oakland (1-3) at Atlanta (5-0) — The Falcons would appear to have the easier road to 6-0, a record they haven’t managed since, well, ever. Oakland comes off a bye, but was awful in a 37-6 loss at Denver before that. The Raiders have been outscored 72-19 on the road. New York Giants (3-2) at San Francisco (4-1) — A rematch of the NFC championship game in January that the Giants survived in overtime before beating New England in the Super Bowl. The 49ers have upgraded their offense and are just as formidable on defense, while the Giants haven’t found the overpowering pass rush that catapulted them to the NFL title. This one could be won on the ground, where San Francisco ranks first in yards gained as Frank Gore and Kendall Hunter each are averaging 5.4 yards an attempt. Dallas (2-2) at Baltimore (4-1) — The Ravens never have lost to the Cowboys — it’s only three meetings — but they face a rested Dallas team coming off a bye with a bit of desperation. Dallas has been among the most erratic of NFL teams, plagued by turnovers and dropped passes on offense, and a mediocre run defense. Denver (2-3) at San Diego (3-2): MNF — San Diego is one of the few teams Peyton Manning has struggled against in his illustrious career, and now he’s in the same division. The winner will lead the weak AFC West. The Chargers have won five of the last six matchups and twice knocked Indianapolis and Manning from the playoffs. New England (3-2) at Seattle (3-2) — New England’s top-rated offense (in yards gained) faces Seattle’s No. 1 defense in the same category, a rarity in the NFL. The last time this happened so late in the season was 2007, and it also involved the Patriots, who were setting all sorts of scoring and passing records. Now, the Pats are a force running the ball with Stevan Ridley. Minnesota (4-1) at Washington (2-3) — The Vikings visit the nation’s capital for the third straight year, and they won the previous two games in down seasons. Now, they appear to be on the rise, sparked by the rapid recovery of Adrian Peterson. Washington expects to have rookie QB Robert Griffin III available after he sustained a concussion in the loss to Atlanta. Detroit (1-3) at Philadelphia (3-2) — Expectations that these would be two of the most dynamic NFL teams have fizzled, although the Eagles are in first place in the NFC East. Philly is damaging itself with sloppiness: 14 giveaways, including eight fumbles, and a minus-7 turnover differential. Buffalo (2-3) at Arizona (4-1) — After a horrible performance in San Francisco, the Bills headed to the desert. No, they weren’t being punished, just prudent, avoiding thousands of miles in travel back and forth. St. Louis (3-2) at Miami (2-3) — What looked like a dog of a matchup when the schedule came out has a lot more interest as both the Rams and Dolphins have been better than anticipated. Miami isn’t far away from a 4-1 record, has the league’s stingiest run defense and has been efficient on offense. Indianapolis (2-2) at New York Jets (2-3) — Fresh off one of the more emotional games — and wins — in team history, the Colts head to the Meadowlands, where the Jets’ found a little bit of fire last weekend. They didn’t win. The Associated Press





Bowyer secures first Chase win on gamble The Associated Press CONCORD, N.C. — Clint Bowyer picked up his first win in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship on a disastrous night for points leader Brad Keselowski. Keselowski dominated Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway but ran out of gas with 58 laps remaining to blow his chance at the victory. He fell a lap down and finished 11th, and had his lead in the standings sliced in half. Keselowski has a seven-point lead over five-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson at the halfway point of the Chase. Denny Hamlin finished second and is third in the Chase, 15 points back. Johnson finished third.

Everyone had to race with one eye on the gas gauge, and it worked out in Bowyer’s favor for his third victory of the season. EARLY EXIT — Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s replacement made an early exit Saturday night in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Regan Smith, filling in for the concussed Earnhardt for at least two races, went to the garage with a blown engine early in the race. Smith was running extremely well early having moved up from 26th to 10th before smoke began borrowing from his car. He said he wasn’t sure exactly what went wrong with the car, but immediately parked it behind the wall for the night. “It’s disappointing and it’s a

shame,” Smith said. Smith also will drive Earnhardt’s No. 88 Chevrolet next week at Kansas. “I’m getting more and more comfortable in these cars,” Smith said. KENSETH TAKES SPIN — Matt Kenseth couldn’t carry over his momentum from last week’s win at Talladega, spinning out and hitting the wall after his left rear tire went down minutes into the race. Although Kenseth was able to continue, he fell a lap down and brought out the first caution. On the ensuing restart, defending NASCAR champion Tony Stewart ran into the back bumper of points leader Brad Keselowski. Kenseth came into the Chase

last in the 12-driver field, 62 points behind Keselowski. CONCUSSIONS TALK — Earnhardt Jr. was praised by his competitors for having the guts to seek medical attention that led to him being sidelined Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But, at least one driver wasn’t sure he’d do the same with a championship on the line. “Honestly, I hate to say this, but no, I wouldn’t,” four-time champion Jeff Gordon said. “If I have a shot at the championship, there’s two races to go, my head is hurting, and I just came through a wreck, and I am feeling signs of it, but I’m still leading the points, or second in the points, I’m not going to say anything. I’m sorry.”

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Emporia native Clint Bowyer took the checkered flag Saturday night in the Bank of America 500, his third victory this season.

Armstrong keeps rolling along despite cycling ban By Eddie Pells


It’s not so much that the Lance Armstrong story was too good to be true. Now it might just be too good to let go. Even after investigators unveiled a scathing report portraying him as an unrepentant drug cheat, Armstrong continues to confound his public with rivaling images: a rapacious, win-at-all-costs athlete or a hero who came back from cancer. We’ve all heard his story before: An up-and-coming cyclist gets stricken with testicular cancer at age 25. He’s given less than a 50 percent chance of surviving. Instead, he fights it off and comes back stronger. He wins the Tour de France seven times. Hobnobs with presidents. Dates a rock star and pretty much becomes one himself. Uses his fame and success to raise millions to promote cancer awareness. Even if it all really is the impossible fairy tale it sounds like — one built on a brittle mountain of drugs, deception and armtwisting — it’s the narrative the world has happily listened to for nearly 15 years. More than 1,000 pages of finely detailed evidence from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency are now in the open, supporting its decision to ban Armstrong for life from cycling and order his titles stripped for using performance-enhancing drugs. Yet while other sports stars who have faced drug-induced downfalls — Marion Jones, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens — fade from memory or become objects of scorn, Armstrong keeps rolling along. You can see it in social media. Sure, negative comments dot the landscape — people have put an “X’’ through the “v’’ on their Livestrong wristbands to make it read “Lie strong.” But the tributes also keep coming: a few dozen new posts on a Facebook page titled “Lance Armstrong Supporters,” either vilify USADA or tell Armstrong they’ve got his back. You can see it from the sponsors — Nike is one example — that are sticking with Armstrong. You can see it in the donations to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, which have spiked since August, when Armstrong announced he wouldn’t fight the doping charges. And it also shows in the way Armstrong steadfastly goes about his business. Thursday, the day after the USADA report came out, he was at his foundation headquarters in Austin, Texas, looking for a place to hang a picture. Friday, he linked to his Twitter account a shiny new slide show touting the top 15 things his foundation has accomplished since it was founded, 15 years ago this month. Star-studded anniversary

celebrations are in the works. “His whole story kind of falls into the category of, sometimes good people do bad things, or, conversely, sometimes bad people do good things,” said Stan Teitelbaum, author of “Athletes Who Indulge Their Dark Side.” ‘’In a way, it’s the ‘Whatever Syndrome.’ There used to be a strong sense of indignation at things like this. How could my hero be this way? But when we the people, we the public, get disillusioned so many times, we shrug our shoulders and we just say, ‘Whatever.’” But because of the cause Armstrong represents, the hope he’s given and the money he’s raised, it could be more than that. His story, to say nothing of those 84 million yellow Livestrong wristbands he’s sold, speak to a larger truth: A good number of the more than 25 million people fighting cancer worldwide look for inspiration to gain the strength to keep going. Armstrong showed them it could be done, while raising more than $500 million to help their cause. His critics give him credit for raising the money but say he did a disservice to cancer patients by giving them false hope. One takeaway from the report could be that it really does take more than will, moxie and hard work — which is all Armstrong said he needed — to beat cancer and return better than ever. “The problem believers are facing now is that the thing that made him remarkable, the thing that made them love him, is that he always won,” said Daniel Coyle, author of “Lance Armstrong’s War” and “The Secret Race,” which he wrote with Tyler Hamilton, a former teammate and witness against Armstrong. “Now, we’re getting an accurate X-ray of how that happened and people have a choice. They can look at these facts and decide it was too good to be true. Or close their eyes and keep believing.” Gregory De Respino, whose wife, Gail, died of cancer in 2009, is among the legion of Armstrong fans who aren’t as interested in USADA’s version of the truth. De Respino said he pays virtually no attention to news of the investigation, the testimony or the evidence because, he says, “you don’t get anywhere damning people for their past.” “My opinion of him as a man has not changed. His pro career is past and that’s where it stays for me,” said De Respino, who lives in the New York City area and gives regularly to Livestrong. “He’s a cancer survivor and his entire story revolves forward from that. If you want to take one

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Despite being banned from competitive cycling for life for using performanceenhancing drugs, Lance Armstrong continues to inspire throngs of people. piece of his life and make that the only story, that’s your choice. But I think that’s one reason he chose not to fight anymore. He’s got bigger fish to fry. He’s got a foundation that needs his full-time attention.” The fervent support the 41-year-old Armstrong still engenders, in the wake of such damning facts and testimony from nearly a dozen ex-teammates, is a sign of the emotion his story still holds. That’s an element missing from the stories of Jones, Bonds, Clemens, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and others who’ve been tainted by the cloud of performance-enhancing

drugs. None of them overcame what Armstrong did. That point was driven home in a blog written in August, after Armstrong gave up fighting the sanctions, by Dr. Leonard Lichtenfeld, the deputy chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society. Lichtenfeld watched Armstrong give a passionate presentation to the Texas state Legislature years ago in support of a multibillion-dollar funding bill for cancer research. The legislation passed, with no small credit to Armstrong, Lichtenfeld said.

Manhattan sweeps league cross country titles By Corbin McGuire


Manhattan — If starting earlier than originally planned because of expected rain threw any teams off, Manhattan wasn’t one of them. Manhattan continued its dominance of Centennial League cross country Saturday morning, winning both the girls and boys races individually and as a team. Washburn Rural was second behind the Indians in both the girls and boys events. Washburn Rural coach Scott Schufelberger said the change of start times can throw off a runner’s schedule. “Our girls have a routine. They’ve got it down to a certain time before a race,” Schufelberger said. “They do better when they know what’s going to happen instead of just getting thrown into it.” Schufelberger said the course conditions were good for the most part and

didn’t have much of an effect on times. “There were a couple of mushy spots, but it was a really good day for a race,” Schufelberger. “The weather was nice. It was a little bit damp but not bad really.” Manhattan junior Alaina Schroeder won the individual girls championship by more than 20 seconds with a time of 15:19. Washburn Rural junior Amanda Morgan, coming off a city title a week ago, finished second behind Schroeder with a time of 15:41. Hayden finished three points behind Washburn Rural, placing three runners in the top six. “I figured the girls race would be real tight like it was,” Schufelberger said. “There was 13 points separating three teams. I was hoping for a first-place finish, but you never know.“ Hayden’s Mary Kate Franklin finished fourth with a time of 16:19, while team-

mates Maria Doyle and Peyton Finley finished fifth and sixth with times of 16:25 and 16:26, respectively. Topeka High’s Emily Schoenfeld finished ninth in 16:45. Manhattan ran away with the boys championship, topping second-place Washburn Rural by 54 points. The top five runners for Manhattan all finished in the top 10. Junior Chris Melgares and senior James Leblow finished first and second for the Indians with times of 16:40 and 16:53, respectively. Junior Justin Montney finished fourth for Washburn Rural in 17:08. Washburn Rural’s boys won the secondplace tiebreaker over Seaman with its sixth-best runner, Jay Maxville, who finished 23rd with a time of 18:03. “We always tell them how important your tiebreaker is so that kid that was sixth is how important it is,” Schufelberger said.

“It worked out like I thought it would.“ Seaman junior John Figgs (17:20.96) finished seventh, and Hayden sophomore Jacob Klemz (17:35.53) finished ninth. GIRLS Team scores Manhattan 41, Washburn Rural 51, Hayden 54, Topeka High 118, Seaman 147, Emporia 172, Junction City 172, Shawnee Heights 237, Highland Park 267. Individual medalists 1. Schroeder, Man, 15:19.45. 2. Morgan, WR, 15:41.24. 3. Wankum, Man, 15:54.04. 4. Franklin, Hay, 16:19.74. 5. Doyle, Hay, 16:25.65. 6. Finley, Hay, 16:26.74. 7. Bisio, JC, 16:36.11. 8. Hegemann, WR, 16:42.89. 9. Schoenfeld, TH, 16:45.75. 10. Ochoa, Man, 16:46.14. 11. Schnacker, WR, 16:47.89. 12. Van Natta, Man, 16:50.63. 13. Pimentel, Hay, 16:54.66. 14. Snow, WR, 16:54.86. 15. Sweeney, Man, 17:01.99. 16. Buesing, WR, 17:03.27. 17. Pieschl, WR, 17:07.94. 18. Miller, WR, 17:11.13. 19. Liebe, Man, 17:11.70. 20. Detwiler, Emp, 17:12.31. BOYS Team scores Manhattan 22, Washburn Rural 76, Seaman 76, West 103, Junction City 121, Hayden 167, Shawnee Heights 178, Topeka High 227. Individual medalists 1. Melgares, Man, 16:40.61. 2. Leblow, Man, 16:53.67. 3. Timmerman, JC, 17:01.92. 4. Montney, WR, 17:08.24. 5. Melgares, Man, 17:09.13. 6. Koppes, Man, 17:18.49. 7. Figgs, Sea, 17:20.96. 8. Blankenau, Man, 17:30.14. 9. Klemz, Hay, 17:35.53. 10. Elgin, TW, 17:36.60. 11. Immenschuh, TW, 17:40.73. 12. Echevarria, JC, 17:43.07. 13. Bryan, Sea, 17:44.24. 14. Jones, WR, 17:44.93. 15. Weingartner, Sea, 17:47.40. 16. Benne, Man, 17:49.14. 17. Hishmeh, WR, 17:51.91. 18. Lindquist, TW, 17:52.20. 19. Kramer, Sea, 17:53.45. 20. Hamilton, WR, 17:54.40.

golf ROUNDUP Mallinger retains lead at SAN MARTIN, Calif. — John Mallinger remained in position for his first PGA Tour victory, shooting a 1-under 70 on Saturday in the Open to take a twostroke lead into the final round. The 33-year-old Mallinger had a 15-under 198 total at CordeValle after opening with a 66 and matching the course record with a 62 on Friday. He has finished second twice in his seven-year career on the tour, losing in a playoff to Bo Van Pelt in Milwaukee in 2009. Sweden’s Jonas Blixt was second after a 66, and Charles Howell III and Jason Kokrak were another stroke back at 12 under. Howell had a 66, and Kokrak shot 67. Vijay Singh and Brazil’s Alexandre Rocha were 11 under. They each shot 66. Topeka native Gary Woodland worked his way back into contention by shooting his second 5-under 66 of the week. Woodland carded six birdies against one bogey to move up 18 spots into a tied for 12th at 9 under for the tournament. Woodland was 1 under for his round Saturday after bogeying the par-4 eighth, but back-to-back birdies on Nos. 9 and 10 helped him play the final 10 holes in 4 under par. Woodland averaged a whopping 313 yards off the tee and birdied two of the three par-5s at Cordevalle. The Shawnee Heights and University of Kansas graduate will begin the final round at 12:30 p.m. (Topeka time) and play alongside Scott Dunlap and Jhonattan Vegas. FUNK LEADS CHAMPIONS TOUR EVENT — At Conover, N.C., Fred Funk took a one-stroke lead over Larry Mize in the Greater Hickory Classic on Saturday, shooting his second straight bogey-free 6-under 66. The 56-year-old Funk has gone 42 holes without a bogey since the 13th hole Sunday in the final round of the SAS Championship in Cary, N.C. He birdied the final two holes on Rock Barn Golf and Spa’s Jones Course. Funk won at The Woodlands in Texas in May for his seventh Champions Tour title. Mize had a 67. Defending champion Mark Wiebe, Chip Beck and Duffy Waldorf were four strokes back at 8 under. Beck and Waldorf shot 67, and Wiebe had a 69. First-round leader Dan Forsman, struggling with back problems, was 7 under after a 72. WIESBERGER TOPS PORTUGAL MASTERS — At Vilamoura, Portugal, Bernd Wiesberger carded a flawless 6-under 65 on Saturday and leads the Portugal Masters by one shot heading into the final round. Wiesberger made six birdies in the third round. England’s Ross Fisher, who began the day in the lead, had a 2-under 69 and is right behind the Austrian. Ireland’s Shane Lowry (67), England’s Richard Finch (66) and New Zealand’s Michael Campbell (67) are tied for third, four strokes back of the leader. COURSE RECORD GIVES WOODWARD LEAD — At Ldie, Va., Jim Woodward shot a 6-under 66 on Saturday to match the competitive course record at Creighton Farms and take the third-round lead in the Senior PGA Professional National Championship. The 55-year-old Woodward, the PGA teaching professional at Oak Tree National Golf Club in Edmond, Okla., had a 2-under 214 total for a two-stroke lead over Mike Lawrence and Bob Gaus. Staff and wire reports





Delay comes as no surprise to Jayhawks By Austin Meek

The Capital-Journal

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Kansas’ Michael Cummings completed five of 10 passing attempts for 75 yards and a touchdown Saturday after relieving starting quarterback Dayne Crist midway through the third quarter of the Jayhawks’ eventual 20-14 loss to Oklahoma State.

Cummings breathes life into KU’s offense Redshirt freshman QB laments overthrow to Bourbon By Mike Vernon The Capital-Journal

LAWRENCE — Michael Cummings caught the snap, faked a handoff to James Sims, scrambled to his right and zipped a pass to tight end Jimmay Mundine. Within seconds, there was a new quarterback in play at Kansas. Mundine caught the pass, turned and crossed the goal line. With 10 minutes and 52 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Kansas scored its first points of the game. “It was a rollout pass, something we practice numerous times throughout the week, every week,” Cummings said. “I feel like it sparked the team.” With the Kansas offense limping late in the third quarter, Charlie Weis made the decision to bench Dayne Crist and put in Cummings, the backup. Cummings helped lead a furious fourth-quarter charge for KU that fell just short in the Jayhawks’ 20-14 loss to Oklahoma State. The Jayhawks were losing 20-0 when Cummings’ name was called and had the appearance of a defeated team. Yet something happened when the mobile redshirt freshman came into the game. “When Cummings went in there, it definitely excited our offense,” sophomore receiver Andrew Turzilli said. “In that fourth quarter, there was definitely a different feel to it. “He can break tackles and extend plays,” Turzilli continued. “He’s one of the hardestthrowing quarterbacks I’ve ever been around.” However, the extra zip that Cummings puts on his throws cost Kansas a chance to finish off the comeback. On fourth-and-5 with three minutes left in the game, Cummings saw running back

LAWRENCE — Kansas’ preparation this week included some extra down time. The Jayhawks weren’t taking extra breaks, but rather preparing for the possibility of one during Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State. “We had a whole game plan,” coach Charlie Weis said. “They were coached exactly how we were going to handle it if there was a delay.” Long-range forecasts showed the possibility of severe weather in Lawrence, so KU was prepared when play was halted late in the first quarter of Saturday’s 20-14 loss. The teams were sent to their respective locker rooms and fans were asked to clear the stands while thunderstorms moved through the area. “Everyone knew, ‘Here’s what we’re doing,’” Weis said. “Come in, take your shoulder pads off, get a clean shirt on, get a towel, coaches stay away from them. “When we start to get within the 20-minute mark of actually being able to play, we’ll meet offensively and defensively and I’ll meet with the team with five minutes to go.” The delay lasted 79 minutes, which included several restarts of the 30-minute clock following lightning strikes. “Every time we were getting ready to talk to them, it got rebooted to another 30 minutes,” Weis said. KU’s preparation didn’t exactly yield the intended results, as the Cowboys scored 10 points in the second quarter to lead 10-0 at halftime. “Obviously they handled it much better than we did,” Weis said. “Both teams have the same delay. I’d like to sit there and make excuses, but I’m sorry, that’s not in me.” The weather took a toll on the announced crowd of 31,115, and Weis made sure to thank the diehards who stuck around. “I did something I don’t ever do after the alma mater,” Weis said. “I walked back and I clapped to the students to let them know I appreciated they were still there at the end of the game.”

Charlie Weis SPECIALIST SHAKEUP: Weis had indicated he was considering changes in the kicking game, but the makeover was more extensive than he let on.  Austin Barone replaced Ron Doherty on field-goal duties and went 2-for-2 on extra points. Sean Huddleston also replaced Doherty as KU’s punter and averaged 40.8 yards on five attempts. “How about those young kickers?” Weis said. “That’s one thing that can’t go unnoticed.” Weis said Doherty was dealing with an injury that factored in the changes. PIERSON A NO-GO: Running back Tony Pierson was a late scratch from the lineup despite optimism that he might play after suffering an elbow injury last week against Kansas State. “He looked like a one-armed bandit to me (in warmups),” Weis said. “I’m looking at him saying, ‘This game is going to be a poundit, methodical game.’ “He practiced all week and didn’t miss any practice time. It just didn’t look to me like this was the type of game to play him in.” Linebacker Tunde Bakare also sat out after taking a hit to the head in practice. Jake Love started in his place and recorded 12 tackles.

Kansas’ Dayne Crist failed to lead the Jayhawks on a single scoring drive against Nigel Nicholas and Oklahoma State before he was benched in the third quarter. Brandon Bourbon break open in the flat. Cummings said he tried to throw the ball over the defensive end instead of stepping up in the pocket, causing the seemingly routine pass to fly over Bourbon’s head. “The only play that I can really think about is the pass to Bourbon in the flat,” Cummings said. “It’s one that I’ve made countless times.” Still, the choice from Weis to replace Crist with Cummings is the decision that led to the

Jayhawks having any kind of chance to win. While Crist started the game playing well, completing four of his first five passes for 55 yards, he couldn’t finish strong. Crist went on to complete six of his next 15 passes and is now in a position where he’ll have to battle for the starting position. “I think you have to honestly evaluate where you are right now and what will get you the best chance to win,” Weis said. “Whatever that answer is, that’s where we’ll go.”

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Kansas running back James Sims runs into the end zone during the fourth quarter Saturday against Okahoma State. Sims finished with 138 yards on 27 carries.

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State possibly included — had left them for dead. In the end, only a roughingthe-punter penalty on D.J. Beshears allowed Oklahoma State to run out the clock and denied KU a final chance at a gamewinning drive. “If you ask anyone who was the better team in the fourth quarter,” Weis said, “I’d be surprised if anyone would pick them.” The Jayhawks owe much of this to Cummings, the 5-foot-10 freshman who replaced Dayne Crist late in the third quarter. Cummings also played late in last week’s loss to Kansas State, but those were mop-up snaps in a game that had been decided. This time, Cummings was insert-

ed in the third quarter of a game that wasn’t totally out of reach, even with the Cowboys leading 20-0. “I just felt that I had to do something to try to bring some energy,” Weis said. “I’m dialing up everything on the call sheet, and that’s not doing it. The next thing you do is see if you can’t change the personnel.” That meant the difficult choice of benching Crist, the player Weis recruited to Notre Dame and lured to Lawrence for the purpose of being KU’s starting quarterback. “It’s difficult to make it, but really, this is about the team,” Weis said. “At the time, I thought putting Michael in there might provide a spark.” Weis was right, although the fuse was still damp at first. Cum-

mings was sacked three times on his first series, but his second possession ended with a 21-yard strike to Jimmay Mundine that put KU on the scoreboard. After KU’s defense forced a punt, James Sims ripped off runs of 28 and 30 yards to pull the Jayhawks within one score with 8:52 remaining. Sims finished with 138 yards, a career high, on 27 carries. “Not bad, huh?” Weis said. “He had a good day at the office.” Those two scores energized KU’s defense, which to that point had battled valiantly with little support. Oklahoma State, the nation’s No. 1 offense at 659 yards per game, managed only 371 against KU, including 80 on the ground for running back Joseph Randle. KU stopped the Cowboys again

with 6:49 to play, giving Cummings a chance to engineer a goahead drive. “We were like, ‘Hey, if it’s going to be Mike, it’s going to be Mike,” said safety Bradley McDougald, who finished with 12 tackles. “It definitely gave our defense a lot of mojo. “After that, a lot of guys just had a killer-instinct look in their eyes.” Cummings drove KU to the Cowboys’ 41-yard line, but the drive stalled when he overthrew Brandon Bourbon in the flat on fourth-and-5. Cummings finished 5-for-10 for 75 yards and a touchdown, while Crist was 10-for-22 for 136 yards. “I feel like I played well, but in the end, we still lost,” Cummings said. “It wasn’t good enough.”

The same statement could apply to the Jayhawks, who entered the game as 24-point underdogs. Had Beshears not plowed into punter Quinn Sharp on fourthand-8, KU would have been running its two-minute drill with a chance to win. This still wasn't the finish KU wanted, but at least it was a start. "It's a different type of feeling in the locker room today," Weis said. "This is not a team that was waiting for something bad to happen. For the first time, this was a team trying to make something good happen." Oklahoma St. (3-2, 1-1) 0 10 7 3 — 20 Kansas (1-5, 0-3) 0 0 0 14 — 14 SECOND QUARTER OSU — Walsh 4 run (Sharp kick), 7:34. Drive: 6 plays-51 yards, 1:49 time of possession. OSU — Sharp 49 field goal, 0:49. Drive: 13-48, 3:22. THIRD QUARTER OSU — C. Moore 72 pass from Walsh (Sharp kick), 11:50. Drive: 1-72, 0:13. FOURTH QUARTER

OSU — Sharp 42 field goal, 14:10. Drive: 8-50, 2:27. KU — Mundine 21 pass from Cummings (Prolago kick), 10:52. Drive: 9-65, 3:11. KU — Sims 30 run (Prolago kick), 8:52. Drive: 2-73, 0;42. A — 31,115. GAME IN FIGURES OSU KU First downs 17 22 Rushes-yards 44-116 49-187 Passing 255 211 Comp-Att-Int 18-29-1 15-32-0 Return Yards 27 37 Punts-Avg. 5-53.0 6-41.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 3-45 4-46 Time of Possession 26:25 33:35 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — Oklahoma St., Randle 29-80, Walsh 9-49, Smith 1-6, Team 3-(minus 9), Stewart 2-(minus 10). Kansas, Sims 27-138, Beshears 6-25, Cox 6-16, Matthews 1-13, Bourbon 1-5, Jablonski 1-2, Crist 3-1, Cummings 4-(minus 13). PASSING — Oklahoma St., Walsh 18-29-1-255. Kansas, Crist 10-22-0-136, Cummings 5-10-0-75. RECEIVING — Oklahoma St., C.Moore 5-97, Stewart 5-76, T.Moore 3-38, Jackson 1-16, Hays 1-9, I.Anderson 1-7, Staley 1-7, Randle 1-5. Kansas, Pick 4-74, Sims 3-42, Parmalee 2-36, Mundine 2-30, Turzilli 2-22, Patterson 1-5, Sizemore 1-2. Missed field goals — Kansas, Sharp 52. Leading tacklers — Oklahoma St., Nicholas, 7 unassisted, 0 assists; Gary 6-1; Lowe 6-0; Elkins 4-2. Kansas, McDougald 10-2; Love 6-6; Heeney 4-5; Opurum 2-6. Interceptions — Kansas, Smith. Sacks — Oklahoma St., Nicholas, Elkins, Mitchell.





Penalties a red flag for Wildcats By Ken Corbitt


AMES, Iowa — Kansas State took pride in being the least penalized team in the nation, drawing only nine flags in the first five games. The No. 6 Wildcats matched that output in Game 6, penalized nine times in a 27-21 victory over Iowa State on Saturday. Needless to say, coach Bill Snyder was as unhappy with one bad day as he was pleased with five clean games. “It was tremendously out of character for us,” Snyder said. “We had been the least penalized team in the country and now we look like the most penalized

team in the country. “That’s a matter of discipline. That’s a matter of a lot of things, part of it focus. That means we didn’t coach them well, particularly well enough to sustain the direction we were going in regards to not getting nine penalties.” The nine penalties cost K-State 62 yards, a little less than the 71 total yards from the first five games. One penalty was taken intentionally, a delay of game before the Wildcats’ final punt. “It was very crippling,” linebacker Tre Walker said. “We are not known for making penalties and that killed us today. Whether it was holding or clipping a player, we just can’t make those penal-

ties because that can allow a team to stay in the game. It allowed Iowa State to stay in this game today.” It was a problem for the Wildcats but one they were able to overcome with the Cyclones penalized eight times for 52 yards to balance the damage. “It’s something we’ve been able to keep under control all year, but it got us today,” quarterback Collin Klein said. “It’s a reminder and thankfully we were able to learn with a win, but we have to clean that up.” DOERR BACKS ‘EM UP: Ryan Doerr punted five times for a 39.4-yard average with two downed inside the ISU 5-yard line at the 1 and 3.

“Sean (Snyder, special teams coach) works on that every single day with our entire punt unit,” Bill Snyder said. “They just drill day after day after day with kickers and punters being able to get the ball up in the air and hang it there enough for us to be able to get down there and get the bounces.” QUICK KICKS n Klein’s 2-yard run in the second quarter was the 41st rushing touchdown of his career to put him second in K-State history, tops among quarterbacks. Klein had three in the game to raise his total to 43, ahead of El Roberson (40) and behind Darren Sproles (45). n Klein’s 187-yard passing day boost-

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we want to be able to end the game with the ball in our hands or in the end zone,” Klein said. “The field goal was good, but it’s unacceptable. We were able to make some conversions and hold the ball for a chunk of time but we don’t want to put our defense in a two-minute situation. “The defense stepped up and did an amazing job, but from an offensive perspective we don’t want to put them in that situation.” The defense didn’t mind too much, with the final stop enabling Klein to take a knee three times to run out the clock. “You just have to remember the previous times when you been in that situation and done it before,” said linebacker Tre Walker. “You have to stay calm and not worry about bad results. The big thing is we came together and did what we had to do.” The Wildcats (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) weren’t razor sharp, experiencing some communication problems in the first half and committing a season-high nine penalties, but they are proving to be a team that does what it takes to win. “I’d like for us to have played better than we did across the board,” coach Bill Snyder said. “There were times we played extremely well. Some of the problems we had were created by good play by Iowa State. “By the same token, we still had some issues. It was out of character for us to be a highly penalized team and we were. That’s not the right direction for us to be going.” Klein had far from an incomplete day, rushing for 105 yards and three touchdowns on 25 carries while completing an efficient 16 of 24 passes for 187 yards. Klein did nothing to hamper his Heisman Trophy candidacy, posting his second straight 100yard rushing day with scrambles — including his 12-yard touchdown in the third quarter — and option runs. “Some of the receivers were getting open and we were able to make some plays that you have to make them cover,” Klein said. “We were protected up front, we were able to run some routes and make some plays downfield — not as much as we’d like, probably — but some things opened up. And you run faster when 11 people are chasing you.” K-State led 17-14 at halftime on Anthony Cantele’s 41-yard field goal and Klein touchdown runs of 2 and 6 yards, then Klein’s 12yard scramble to the end zone made it 24-14 near the end of the third quarter. The Cyclones (4-2, 1-2 Big 12) kept hanging around, urged on by their largest home crowd ever

(56,800). Quarterback Jared Barnett completed 16 of 36 passes for 166 yards and two TDS and rushed for a team-high 35 yards to keep his team in the game. The Cyclones made it a threepoint game on Jeff Woody’s 2-yard touchdown run with 12:34 remaining. The score was made possible after a third-down pass interference penalty in the end zone on safety Ty Zimmerman, who had a goal-line interception in the first half. With their lead diminished, the Wildcats put together their most impressive drive that ended with Cantele’s field goal with 4:24 to play. The 14-play series chewed 8 minutes, 10 seconds off the clock. To get there, Klein had a 10yard completion to Tyler Lockett on third-and-5, a 15-yarder to Chris Harper on third-and-8, and Klein ran for 8 on third-and-2. “We had guys come through and make plays,” said Harper, who had four receptions for 51 yards. “It didn’t matter who it was, we knew somebody was going to make the play. “It’s unfortunate we couldn’t get there (end zone) at the end, but we still got points off of it. At least we got something out of the drive.” K-State was 8 of 17 on thirddown conversions, going 3 of 4 on the final scoring drive. “That’s major in the course of the ballgame,” Snyder said. “If you don’t get that they have a lot of time left on the clock and at that point in time they had all three of their timeouts left. That was big.” Kansas State (6-0,3-0) 3 14 7 3 — 27 Iowa State (4-2, 1-2) 0 14 0 7 — 21 FIRST QUARTER KSU — Cantele 41 field goal, 6:58. Drive: 14 plays, 58 yards, 6:42 time of possession. SECOND QUARTER ISU — Johnson 2 pass from Barnett (Arceo kick), 14:58. Drive: 12-57, 3:52. KSU — Klein 2 run (Cantele kick), 8:18. Drive: 12-75, 6:40. ISU — Brun 30 pass from Barnett (Arceo kick), 2:27. Drive: 5-42, 2:10. KSU — Klein 6 run (Cantele kick), 0:49. Drive: 5-69, 1:30. THIRD QUARTER KSU — Klein 3 run (Cantele kick), 1:33. Drive: 6-60, 2:37. FOURTH QUARTER ISU — Woody 2 run (Arceo kick), 12:34. Drive: 13-75, 3:59. KSU — Cantele 25 field goal, 4:24. Drive: 14-67, 8:10. Attendance — 56,800. GAME IN FIGURES K-State ISU First downs 25 12 Rushes-yards 52-177 24-65 Passing 187 166 Comp-Att-Int 16-24-0 16-36-1 Return Yards 21 7 Punts-Avg. 5-39.4 5-38.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 9-62 8-52 Time of Possession 40:54 19:06 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Kansas St., C.Klein 25-105, Hubert 22-79, B.Wilson 1-2, Pease 1-(minus 3), Team 3-(minus 6). Iowa St., Barnett 8-35, Johnson 9-17, Woody 4-13, Nealy 1-4, Team 2-(minus 4). PASSING—Kansas St., C.Klein 16-24-0-187. Iowa St., Barnett 16-36-1-166. RECEIVING—Kansas St., Harper 4-51, Tannahill 3-26, Lockett 2-55, B.Wilson 2-7, Thompson 1-23, Trujillo 1-14, T.Miller 1-11, Cu.Sexton 1-3, Hubert 1-(minus 3). Iowa St., Horne 7-84, Brun 3-41, Young 3-24, Johnson 3-17. Missed field goals — none. Leading tacklers — K-State: Evans 2 unassisted, 7 assists; Brown 4-2; Zimmerman 3-3. Iowa State: Knott 9-4; Klein 5-6; George 4-5. Interceptions — K-State: Zimmerman. Sacks — Iowa State: Nelson 1, Knott 0.5, Maggitt 0.5.

ed his career total to 3,157 yards, the 12th player in K-State history to top the 3,000yard mark. n The sixth victory of the season makes K-State bowl eligible for the third straight year. It’s the first time they’ve done it three years in a row since an 11year streak from 1993-2003. n James White, the Cyclones’ leading rusher, didn’t play Saturday due to a knee injury. n The crowd of 56,800 was the largest in Iowa State history. Ken Corbitt can be reached at or (785) 295-1123. Follow him on Twitter @KenCorbitt.

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photographs by the associated press

Kansas State tight end Travis Tannahill runs over Iowa State’s Jacques Washington after catching a pass during the second half of Saturday’s game in Ames. Tannahill finished with three receptions for 26 yards in the Wildcats’ 27-21 victory.

Kansas State defensive back Nigel Malone, right, breaks up a pass intended for Iowa State’s Josh Lenz during Saturday’s first half.

Even though their Cyclones have lost five straight to Kansas State, Iowa State fans on Saturday show their appreciation for a series dubbed Farmageddon.

come in, sixth game out, and we played uncharacteristic. We didn’t have the focus we needed. We killed ourselves a lot of the time. We’ve got to make corrections, but we’ll do it knowing we won.’’ The road win for K-State (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) was its third straight against a ranked opponent. This opposing crowd in Jack Trice Stadium was the largest to ever see Iowa State play at home — a testament to the passionate group of Rhoadies pumped by the Cyclones’ workmanlike style. Yet the Cats again persevered, even when they lacked crisp execution at times. Now K-State moves on to Morgantown, where West Virginia figures to be inhospitable after the Mountaineers dropped from the unbeaten ranks with a stunning loss Saturday at Texas Tech. What can you expect from that clash in styles? Heaven knows, though the Cats portray a certain edge about themselves. “We don’t give up. I don’t care what you say or what you do to us,’’ junior linebacker Tre Walker said. “We just handle adversity. The away-game presence, it was there. And the ability to handle that and play the game between the white lines, we’ve done a great job with that.’’ That quality begins, of course, with Collin Klein. No surprise, the senior quarterback attempted 25 rushes and 24 passes against ISU, while totaling 292 yards with three rushing touchdowns. Chances are he could have gotten the yard K-State needed — no opponent contains Klein from that distance on a sneak — late in the fourth quarter when Snyder played the conventional percentages and ran out the punt team. Ryan Doerr pinned Iowa State on its 3. Then the defense held on downs as Cyclones quarterback Jared Barnett went 1-for-7 on ISU’s last two possessions and failed to deliver a first down. So to recap the fourth quarter, the K-State defense produced four-and-outs on its last two appearances. Klein engineered a 14-play drive for a field goal that milked eight-plus minutes. And special teams got the 25-yard chip shot from Anthony Cantele before Doerr’s last punt gave the Cyclones a long field. Good enough. To win. “We had our moments,’’ said Snyder, “but we certainly had things that we’d like to have back.’’ The nine flags the Cats drew were disconcerting for the least penalized team in the country. But then, they hadn’t been in a tightly called game all season. K-State opponents had also committed the fewest penalties in games involving Big 12 teams. Doubt that disclaimer will be mentioned by Snyder. None of his extensive time preparing the Cats is spent manufacturing excuses. So, the offense will work on moving the ball better on first down, despite holding the football for 40-plus minutes. The defense will work on coverage despite allowing 16 completions on 36 attempts. And special teams will work on influencing field position after one punt resulted in a touchback and the last kickoff enabled ISU to start on its 40-yard line. Those are the details Snyder will stress with the Cats this week. Hey, perfection can be a cruel objective. Patience, discipline and fortune is required. And coffee. “We were fortunate today to come back and fix some of those problems,’’ said Walker, “but we can’t continue to do that. We can’t be a mistake-making defense or a mistake-making offense. We’ve got to take care of our business.’’ That business succeeds, because K-State knows how to win. Kevin Haskin can be reached at



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Texas Tech 49, #5 West Virginia 14 West Virginia Texas Tech

7 0 0 7 — 14 14 21 7 7 — 49 First Quarter TT—Amaro 39 pass from Doege (Bustin kick), 13:04. TT—E.Ward 19 pass from Doege (Bustin kick), 6:00. WVU—Bailey 7 pass from G.Smith (Bitancurt kick), 4:21. Second Quarter TT—Kennard 16 pass from Doege (Bustin kick), 9:02. TT—Moore 2 pass from Doege (Bustin kick), 2:04. TT—S.Foster 53 run (Bustin kick), :35. Third Quarter TT—Moore 29 pass from Doege (Bustin kick), 3:30. Fourth Quarter TT—Moore 7 pass from Doege (Bustin kick), 5:37. WVU—Garrison 2 run (Bitancurt kick), 2:41. A—57,328. GAME IN FIGURES WVU TT First downs 25 30 Rushes-yards 36-133 29-173 Passing 295 513 Comp-Att-Int 29-55-0 33-43-1 Return Yards 0 0 Punts-Avg. 4-38.8 1-54.0 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 2-10 5-41 Time of Possession 30:18 29:42 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—West Virginia, Buie 21-71, Garrison 9-42, R.Clarke 2-12, G.Smith 2-5, Thompson 1-3, Austin 1-0. Texas Tech, S.Foster 10-87, Ke. Williams 6-31, Doege 5-28, Stephens 8-27. PASSING—West Virginia, G.Smith 29-55-0295. Texas Tech, Doege 32-42-1-504, Brewer 1-10-9. RECEIVING—West Virginia, Austin 9-114, Woods 7-79, Bailey 6-61, Thompson 3-27, Buie 2-0, Campbell 1-9, T.Copeland 1-5. Texas Tech, Moore 9-92, Amaro 5-156, E.Ward 4-42, Grant 4-37, Kennard 3-43, Torres 2-46, Ke.Williams 2-33, Ty.Williams 1-35, Zouzalik 1-16, Marquez 1-7, Stephens 1-6.

#13 Oklahoma 63, #15 Texas 21 Texas Oklahoma

2 0 6 13 — 21 13 23 10 17 — 63 First Quarter Okl—Bell 8 run (kick blocked), 8:48. Tex—2-point defensive conversion by Diggs, 8:48. Okl—Dami.Williams 95 run (Hunnicutt kick), 4:09. Second Quarter Okl—Bell 1 run (Hunnicutt kick), 12:39. Okl—Bell 1 run (Hunnicutt kick), 9:41. Okl—Safety, 6:28. Okl—Bell 1 run (Hunnicutt kick), 3:28. Third Quarter Tex—Byndom 28 interception return (kick failed), 12:43. Okl—FG Hunnicutt 36, 7:42. Okl—Millard 25 pass from Jones (Hunnicutt kick), 1:25. Fourth Quarter Okl—FG Hunnicutt 32, 14:02. Okl—J.Brown 14 pass from Jones (Hunnicutt kick), 6:41. Tex—M.Davis 44 pass from McCoy (Jordan kick), 4:43. Okl—Clay 1 run (Hunnicutt kick), 2:15. Tex—Harris 19 pass from McCoy, :00. A—92,500. GAME IN FIGURES Tex Okl First downs 13 30 Rushes-yards 23-74 51-343 Passing 215 334 Comp-Att-Int 18-37-2 22-39-1 Return Yards 28 81 Punts-Avg. 8-49.6 4-38.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 5-37 8-60 Time of Possession 22:58 37:02 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Texas, Da.Johnson 4-41, Ash 6-16, Gray 8-16, Bergeron 4-1, Hills 1-0. Oklahoma, Dami.Williams 22-167, Clay 8-59, Whaley 6-51, Millard 3-45, Bell 11-31, Jones 1-(minus 10). PASSING—Texas, Ash 13-29-2-113, McCoy 5-8-0-102. Oklahoma, Jones 21-37-1-321, Bell 1-20-13. RECEIVING—Texas, M.Davis 5-89, McFarland 3-39, Grant 2-18, Gray 2-3, Harris 1-19, B.Jackson 1-17, Da.Johnson 1-12, Daniels 1-10, Roberson 1-5, Shipley 1-3. Oklahoma, Millard 5-119, J.Brown 5-73, Stills 3-37, Saunders 2-54, Metoyer 2-14, Shepard 2-9, Bester 1-13, Dami.Williams 1-10, Finch 1-5.

TCU 49, Baylor 21 TCU Baylor

7 7 14 21 — 49 7 0 14 0 — 21 First Quarter Bay—T.Williams 74 pass from Florence (A. Jones kick), 14:34. TCU—C.White 18 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick), 8:56. Second Quarter TCU—C.White 15 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick), 2:45. Third Quarter TCU—L.Brown 43 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick), 10:48. Bay—Florence 5 run (A.Jones kick), 9:12. TCU—Boyce 2 run (Oberkrom kick), 1:28. Bay—T.Williams 77 pass from Florence (A. Jones kick), 1:13. Fourth Quarter TCU—Sanders 2 run (Oberkrom kick), 11:29. TCU—Boyce 15 pass from Boykin (Oberkrom kick), 9:11. TCU—Boykin 3 run (Oberkrom kick), 5:33. A—42,524. GAME IN FIGURES TCU Bay First downs 29 21 Rushes-yards 57-248 32-106 Passing 261 326 Comp-Att-Int 22-30-0 15-23-4 Return Yards 47 13 Punts-Avg. 2-52.0 2-32.5 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 6-50 1-10 Time of Possession 41:52 18:08 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—TCU, Catalon 17-79, Dean 15-73, Boykin 16-56, Tucker 4-21, S.Dawson 2-14, Boyce 2-3, Sanders 1-2. Baylor, Salubi 12-61, Seastrunk 5-30, Martin 3-17, Petty 4-3, Florence 8-(minus 5). PASSING—TCU, Boykin 22-30-0-261. Baylor, Florence 12-19-4-289, Petty 3-4-0-37. RECEIVING—TCU, Boyce 8-85, C.White 4-51, B.Carter 3-23, L.Brown 2-49, S.Dawson 2-19, Porter 1-14, Tucker 1-11, Catalon 1-9. Baylor, T.Reese 4-75, T.Williams 3-163, C.Fuller 2-29, Sampson 2-20, Goodley 2-19, Norwood 1-12, Najvar 1-8.

Top 25 #1 Alabama 42, Missouri 10 Alabama Missouri

21 7 0 14 — 42 0 7 3 0 — 10 First Quarter Ala—Lacy 73 run (Shelley kick), 14:15. Ala—Lacy 3 run (Shelley kick), 6:07. Ala—Yeldon 1 run (Shelley kick), 1:42. Second Quarter Ala—Yeldon 15 run (Shelley kick), 8:40. Mo—Murphy 98 kickoff return (Baggett kick), 8:24. Third Quarter Mo—FG Baggett 41, 11:50. Fourth Quarter Ala—Lacy 1 run (Shelley kick), 8:05. Ala—K.Drake 3 run (Shelley kick), 2:28. A—71,004. GAME IN FIGURES Ala Mo First downs 21 9 Rushes-yards 47-362 28-3 Passing 171 126 Comp-Att-Int 16-21-0 12-29-2 Return Yards 58 21 Punts-Avg. 4-38.0 8-37.8 Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1 Penalties-Yards 7-62 2-9 Time of Possession 36:29 23:31 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Alabama, Lacy 18-177, Yeldon 18144, Sims 1-36, K.Drake 4-11, A.McCarron 4-9, Ch.Jones 1-2, Mandell 1-(minus 17). Missouri, Lawrence 10-37, Hansbrough 7-13, J.Hunt 1-6, Team 1-0, Moe 2-0, Murphy 1-(minus 3), Berkstresser 6-(minus 50). PASSING—Alabama, A.McCarron 16-21-0171. Missouri, Berkstresser 12-29-2-126. RECEIVING—Alabama, Cooper 4-41, Norwood 3-25, Bell 2-46, Ch.Jones 2-19, Lacy 2-17, M.Williams 1-17, Cy.Jones 1-4, K.Johnson 1-2. Missouri, Washington 4-72, Moe 2-19, Lucas 2-18, Lawrence 2-11, McGriff-Culver 1-5, Waters 1-1.

#4 Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17 Florida Vanderbilt

0 11 7 13 — 31 7 0 0 10 — 17 First Quarter Van—Matthews 10 pass from Rodgers (Spear kick), 6:45. Second Quarter Fla—Driskel 37 run (T.Burton run), 11:27.

Fla—FG Sturgis 23, :10. Third Quarter Fla—Driskel 13 run (Sturgis kick), 4:31. Fourth Quarter Fla—FG Sturgis 29, 13:30. Van—Stacy 1 run (Fowler kick), 8:57. Fla—FG Sturgis 26, 5:22. Van—FG Spear 22, 2:35. Fla—Driskel 70 run (Sturgis kick), 2:20. A—40,350. GAME IN FIGURES Fla Van First downs 15 23 Rushes-yards 35-326 47-126 Passing 77 237 Comp-Att-Int 11-20-0 17-31-0 Return Yards 6 11 Punts-Avg. 5-46.2 5-44.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1 Penalties-Yards 10-80 4-33 Time of Possession 26:50 33:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Florida, Driskel 11-177, Gillislee 17-67, Patton 1-54, Hines 2-16, T.Burton 2-10, M.Brown 1-3, Team 1-(minus 1). Vanderbilt, Stacy 24-86, Tate 10-66, Kimbrow 1-2, Team 1-(minus 1), Rodgers 11-(minus 27). PASSING—Florida, Driskel 11-20-0-77. Vanderbilt, Rodgers 17-31-0-237. RECEIVING—Florida, Reed 2-14, Gillislee 2-12, Dunbar 1-21, Hines 1-9, T.Burton 1-8, C.Burton 1-6, Andrades 1-5, Hammond 1-2, K.Taylor 1-0. Vanderbilt, Matthews 8-131, Scheu 3-21, Boyd 1-37, Krause 1-23, Stacy 1-16, Grady 1-6, Kentera 1-4, Tate 1-(minus 1).

#7 Notre Dame 20, #17 Stanford 13, OT Stanford Notre Dame

0 10 0 3 0 — 13 3 0 0 10 7 — 20 First Quarter ND—FG Brindza 29, :36. Second Quarter Stan—Thomas recovered fumble in end zone (Williamson kick), 6:06. Stan—FG Williamson 48, :00. Fourth Quarter ND—Eifert 24 pass from Golson (Brindza kick), 14:15. Stan—FG Williamson 27, 6:12. ND—FG Brindza 22, :20. Overtime ND—T.Jones 7 pass from Rees (Brindza kick). A—80,795. GAME IN FIGURES Stan ND First downs 13 19 Rushes-yards 40-147 44-150 Passing 125 184 Comp-Att-Int 12-25-2 16-28-0 Return Yards 24 58 Punts-Avg. 6-45.7 5-41.2 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 5-3 Penalties-Yards 6-65 9-70 Time of Possession 28:34 31:26 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Stanford, Taylor 28-102, Wilkerson 3-12, Young 2-11, Nunes 2-10, Wright 2-7, Hewitt 1-5, Seale 1-2, Team 1-(minus 2). Notre Dame, C. Wood 12-66, Riddick 12-45, Golson 15-41, G.Atkinson 3-21, Rees 1-(minus 7), Turk 1-(minus 16). PASSING—Stanford, Nunes 12-25-2-125. Notre Dame, Golson 12-24-0-141, Rees 4-4-0-43. RECEIVING—Stanford, Ertz 4-55, Taylor 4-22, Terrell 3-37, Young 1-11. Notre Dame, Eifert 4-57, T.Jones 4-52, Riddick 3-38, Daniels 2-24, D.Smith 1-8, Toma 1-5, G.Atkinson 1-0.

#10 Oregon St. 42, BYU 24 Oregon St. BYU

14 0 7 21 — 42 7 7 7 3 — 24 First Quarter OrSt—Wheaton 11 pass from Vaz (Romaine kick), 12:29. BYU—Williams 1 run (J.Sorensen kick), 9:27. OrSt—Wheaton 24 pass from Vaz (Romaine kick), 3:01. Second Quarter BYU—Mahina 2 pass from Nelson (J.Sorensen kick), 3:25. Third Quarter OrSt—Woods 16 run (Romaine kick), 6:26. BYU—Williams 2 run (J.Sorensen kick), 2:50. Fourth Quarter OrSt—Prince 5 pass from Vaz (Romaine kick), 14:48. BYU—FG J.Sorensen 35, 8:55. OrSt—Wheaton 12 run (Romaine kick), 5:30. OrSt—Poyer 49 interception return (Romaine kick), 4:58. A—63,489. GAME IN FIGURES OrSt BYU First downs 23 24 Rushes-yards 28-118 33-81 Passing 332 305 Comp-Att-Int 20-32-0 28-51-3 Return Yards 106 30 Punts-Avg. 6-47.3 5-46.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 2-0 Penalties-Yards 8-60 6-60 Time of Possession 28:46 31:14 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Oregon St., Woods 11-57, Agnew 5-44, Wheaton 1-12, Cooks 2-10, Anderson 1-2, Ward 2-2, Vaz 4-(minus 2), Team 2-(minus 7). BYU, Williams 15-36, Nelson 13-29, Falslev 1-7, Pritchard 1-5, Foote 1-3, Kuresa 1-2, Team 1-(minus 1). PASSING—Oregon St., Vaz 20-32-0-332. BYU, Nelson 28-51-3-305. RECEIVING—Oregon St., Cooks 8-173, Wheaton 5-66, Hamlett 2-58, Woods 2-11, Zimmerman 1-14, K.Cummings 1-5, Prince 1-5. BYU, Hoffman 10-102, Williams 4-76, Foote 3-29, Apo 3-23, Friel 3-18, Mahina 2-24, Wilson 2-23, Ridley 1-10.

#11 USC 24, Washington 14 Southern Cal Washington

10 14 0 0 — 24 7 0 7 0 — 14 First Quarter USC—FG Heidari 23, 11:48. USC—Redd 11 run (Heidari kick), 10:29. Wash—Williams 17 pass from Price (Coons kick), 1:38. Second Quarter USC—Grimble 18 pass from Barkley (Heidari kick), 12:22. USC—Brown 21 blocked punt return (Heidari kick), 4:41. Third Quarter Wash—Seferian-Jenkins 29 pass from Price (Coons kick), 6:02. A—66,202. GAME IN FIGURES USC Wash First downs 15 14 Rushes-yards 40-204 30-101 Passing 167 198 Comp-Att-Int 10-20-1 20-28-2 Return Yards 25 50 Punts-Avg. 6-39.7 6-31.2 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 2-2 Penalties-Yards 10-70 6-50 Time of Possession 32:03 27:57 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Southern Cal, Redd 26-155, McNeal 11-58, Barkley 3-(minus 9). Washington, Sankey 14-54, Price 12-34, Taylor 3-11, Mickens 1-2. PASSING—Southern Cal, Barkley 10-20-1167. Washington, Price 20-28-2-198. RECEIVING—Southern Cal, R.Woods 5-88, Grimble 2-42, Lee 2-32, Vainuku 1-5. Washington, Seferian-Jenkins 5-83, Mickens 4-11, Campbell 3-45, Sankey 3-25, Williams 2-22, Amosa 1-9, Hartvigson 1-4, Bruns 1-(minus 1).

#12 Florida State 51, Boston College 7 Boston College Florida St.

0 7 0 0 — 7 14 17 10 10 — 51 First Quarter FSU—Shaw 77 pass from Manuel (Hopkins kick), 9:13. FSU—Pryor 2 run (Hopkins kick), 4:53. Second Quarter FSU—Wilder 7 pass from Manuel (Hopkins kick), 10:14. FSU—Benjamin 6 pass from Manuel (Hopkins kick), 7:27. BC—Swigert 18 pass from Rettig (Freese kick), 1:56. FSU—FG Hopkins 51, :00. Third Quarter FSU—Pryor 3 run (Hopkins kick), 11:45. FSU—FG Hopkins 26, 3:43. Fourth Quarter FSU—Wilder 12 pass from Manuel (Hopkins kick), 13:06. FSU—FG Hopkins 38, 6:53. A—81,075. GAME IN FIGURES BC FSU First downs 18 30 Rushes-yards 32-96 33-201 Passing 129 448 Comp-Att-Int 16-33-1 29-38-2 Return Yards 20 87 Punts-Avg. 9-43.4 2-43.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 4-29 9-96 Time of Possession 30:33 29:27 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Boston College, A.Williams 20104, McCaffrey 4-8, Bordner 1-3, Rettig 1-(minus 8), Dudeck 6-(minus 11). Florida St., Freeman 8-70, Thompson 10-68, Wilder 6-27, Smiley 2-21, Pryor 3-10, Manuel 4-5. PASSING—Boston College, Rettig 15-31-1122, Bordner 1-2-0-7. Florida St., Manuel 27-34-2439, Trickett 2-4-0-9. RECEIVING—Boston College, Swigert 5-61, Dudeck 5-9, Amidon 3-44, McCaffrey 1-7, Coleman 1-5, Evans 1-3. Florida St., R.Smith 9-108, Benjamin 5-68, Thompson 4-27, Dent 3-33, Wilder 3-26, Shaw 2-125, Haggins 1-42, Greene 1-8, Pryor 1-0, Manuel 0-11.


#18 Louisville 45, Pittsburgh 35


big 12 ROUNDUP

Louisville Pittsburgh

7 10 21 7 — 45 7 14 0 14 — 35 First Quarter Pitt—Saddler 7 pass from Sunseri (Harper kick), 10:59. Lou—Perry 6 run (Wallace kick), 4:12. Second Quarter Pitt—Thomas 0 blocked punt return (Harper kick), 14:05. Lou—Wright 4 run (Wallace kick), 8:04. Pitt—Shell 2 run (Harper kick), 3:00. Lou—FG Wallace 45, :02. Third Quarter Lou—Parker 75 pass from Bridgewater (Wallace kick), 14:49. Lou—Perry 2 run (Wallace kick), 10:42. Lou—Perry 1 run (Wallace kick), 4:00. Fourth Quarter Pitt—Sunseri 1 run (Harper kick), 12:41. Lou—Perry 59 run (Wallace kick), 2:25. Pitt—Street 2 pass from Sunseri (Harper kick), :40. Lou Pitt First downs 19 22 Rushes-yards 31-156 34-93 Passing 304 287 Comp-Att-Int 17-27-0 28-37-0 Return Yards 6 46 Punts-Avg. 4-30.0 2-25.0 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 7-64 5-40 Time of Possession 27:58 32:02 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Louisville, Perry 12-101, Wright 13-61, Lamb 1-(minus 2), Team 1-(minus 2), Bridgewater 4-(minus 2). Pittsburgh, Shell 18-96, R.Graham 6-20, Jones 1-(minus 2), Sunseri 8-(minus 10), Team 1-(minus 11). PASSING—Louisville, Bridgewater 17-26-0304, Team 0-1-0-0. Pittsburgh, Sunseri 28-37-0287. RECEIVING—Louisville, Parker 4-153, Wright 4-18, Perry 2-17, Copeland 2-7, A.Smith 1-31, E.Rogers 1-29, Hubbell 1-24, S.Radcliff 1-13, Gaines 1-12. Pittsburgh, Street 11-111, R.Graham 5-51, Shell 5-34, Shanahan 4-74, Saddler 2-14, Jones 1-3.

#20 Rutgers 23, Syracuse 15 Syracuse Rutgers

0 7 0 8 — 15 7 0 10 6 — 23 First Quarter Rut—Jamison 1 run (Borgese kick), 4:52. Second Quarter Syr—Ameen-Moore 3 run (Krautman kick), 1:32. Third Quarter Rut—Harmon 75 blocked field goal return (Borgese kick), 11:27. Rut—FG Borgese 25, 3:50. Fourth Quarter Rut—Kroft 12 pass from Nova (kick failed), 14:01. Syr—Clark 40 pass from R.Nassib (Sales pass from R.Nassib), 4:19. Syr Rut First downs 23 12 Rushes-yards 32-62 36-85 356 152 Passing Comp-Att-Int 25-42-2 14-23-0 Return Yards 7 22 Punts-Avg. 4-42.3 8-44.0 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 1-0 Penalties-Yards 7-44 4-43 Time of Possession 28:01 31:59 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Syracuse, Smith 15-67, Loeb 1-5, Gulley 7-4, Ameen-Moore 2-2, R.Nassib 7-(minus 16). Rutgers, Jamison 28-64, Huggins 7-14, Nova 1-7. PASSING—Syracuse, R.Nassib 25-42-2-356. Rutgers, Nova 14-23-0-152. RECEIVING—Syracuse, Stevens 5-60, West 5-57, Sales 4-100, Lemon 3-50, Wales 3-26, Smith 2-17, Gulley 2-6, Clark 1-40. Rutgers, Coleman 6-104, Kroft 2-17, Jamison 2-16, Pratt 2-0, Harrison 1-12, Jefferson 1-3.

#21 Cincinnati 49, Fordham 17 Fordham Cincinnati

3 3 8 3 — 17 14 0 21 14 — 49 First Quarter Cin—Drane 76 fumble return (Miliano kick), 9:47. For—FG Murray 46, 4:42. Cin—Kelce 78 pass from Legaux (Miliano kick), 3:39. Second Quarter For—FG Murray 55, :43. Third Quarter Cin—Legaux 8 run (Miliano kick), 10:55. Cin—Abernathy 36 run (Miliano kick), 7:53. Cin—Luallen 1 run (Miliano kick), 4:04. For—Wetzel 12 pass from Higgins (Halter pass from Higgins), 1:28. Fourth Quarter Cin—Milligan 29 pass from Legaux (Miliano kick), 12:48. For—FG Murray 38, 6:40. Cin—Kay 1 run (Miliano kick), 1:56. For Cin First downs 18 19 Rushes-yards 29-42 33-210 Passing 262 262 Comp-Att-Int 31-42-0 15-24-0 Return Yards 0 42 Punts-Avg. 4-47.3 2-49.0 Fumbles-Lost 3-1 2-0 Penalties-Yards 3-38 5-55 Time of Possession 36:06 23:54 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Fordham, Koonce 22-72, Erenberg 3-9, Talbert 0-1, Higgins 4-(minus 40). Cincinnati, Winn 13-75, Abernathy 5-51, Kay 2-29, Green 3-28, Poteat 4-18, Legaux 4-7, Luallen 2-2. PASSING—Fordham, Higgins 31-42-0-262. Cincinnati, Legaux 15-24-0-262. RECEIVING—Fordham, Wetzel 9-121, Light 8-53, Koonce 8-16, Talbert 3-37, Wilson 3-35. Cincinnati, Kelce 3-101, Thompkins 3-27, Abernathy 3-16, Chisum 2-45, Milligan 2-39, Julian 1-23, Moore 1-11.

#24 Boise State 20, Fresno State 10 Fresno St. Boise St.

0 0 3 7 — 10 7 10 0 3 — 20 First Quarter Boi—Boldewijn 10 pass from Southwick (Frisina kick), 3:01. Second Quarter Boi—FG Frisina 19, 10:59. Boi—Harper 28 run (Frisina kick), 2:10. Third Quarter Fre—FG Breshears 39, 2:11. Fourth Quarter Boi—FG Frisina 19, 7:31. Fre—Adams 3 pass from D.Carr (Breshears kick), 2:15. Fre Boi First downs 19 22 Rushes-yards 30-56 42-215 Passing 266 120 Comp-Att-Int 29-43-1 13-24-1 Return Yards 3 23 Punts-Avg. 6-37.2 5-37.6 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 9-85 6-60 Time of Possession 30:15 29:45 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Fresno St., Rouse 25-77, Waller 1-0, D.Carr 4-(minus 21). Boise St., Harper 21-122, Ajayi 15-91, Williams-Rhodes 1-5, Southwick 2-2, Team 3-(minus 5). PASSING—Fresno St., D.Carr 29-43-1-266. Boise St., Southwick 11-22-1-113, Hedrick 1-1-0-6, Potter 1-1-0-1. RECEIVING—Fresno St., Rouse 9-68, Dean 7-68, Adams 5-52, Evans 5-37, Burse 2-35, Jensen 1-6. Boise St., Boldewijn 3-37, Williams-Rhodes 3-13, Burks 1-25, Huff 1-12, Koch 1-11, Moore 1-7, Southwick 1-6, Harper 1-5, Miller 1-4.

#25 Michigan 45, Illinois 0 Illinois Michigan

0 0 0 0 — 0 10 7 21 7 — 45 First Quarter Mich—Gallon 71 pass from D.Robinson (Gibbons kick), 8:12. Mich—FG Gibbons 18, :54. Second Quarter Mich—D.Robinson 6 run (Gibbons kick), 4:41. Third Quarter Mich—D.Robinson 49 run (Gibbons kick), 12:11. Mich—Funchess 8 pass from D.Robinson (Gibbons kick), 10:10. Mich—Toussaint 2 run (Gibbons kick), 3:43. Fourth Quarter Mich—Rawls 63 run (Gibbons kick), 6:01. Ill Mich First downs 7 21 Rushes-yards 37-105 51-353 Passing 29 174 Comp-Att-Int 7-16-1 9-15-0 Return Yards 0 69 Punts-Avg. 8-45.9 4-34.0 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 2-1 Penalties-Yards 5-45 5-45 Time of Possession 27:46 32:14 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING—Illinois, Young 16-49, Scheelhaase 6-34, Ferguson 9-29, Lankford 1-1, O’Toole 5-(minus 8). Michigan, D.Robinson 11-128, Rawls 9-90, Hayes 10-66, Toussaint 18-62, Bellomy 2-8, Norfleet 1-(minus 1). PASSING—Illinois, O’Toole 5-10-1-25, Scheelhaase 2-6-0-4. Michigan, D.Robinson 7-11-0-159, Bellomy 1-3-0-8, Kennedy 1-1-0-7. RECEIVING—Illinois, Ferguson 3-20, Osei 1-6, Lankford 1-4, Millines 1-0, Harris 1-(minus 1). Michigan, Gallon 1-71, Roundtree 1-33, Gardner 1-17, Toussaint 1-15, Dileo 1-9, Funchess 1-8, J. Robinson 1-8, Esterline 1-7, Rawls 1-6.


Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege threw for 499 yards and six touchdowns Saturday as the Red Raiders pounded No. West Virginia, 49-14, in Lubbock, Texas.

Doege leads Texas Tech to rout of No. 5 West Virginia, 49-14 LUBBOCK, Texas — The matchup between Texas Tech and No. 5 West Virginia featured a quarterback who put up cartoonish numbers, throwing for six touchdowns and 499 yards. And that quarterback’s name was Seth Doege. Doege led Texas Tech’s offense while the Red Raiders’ defense shut down Heisman Trophy hopeful Geno Smith, upsetting the Mountaineers 49-14 on Saturday. Red Raider fans stormed the field after the win, the most lopsided Texas Tech victory ever over a team ranked in the top five. Smith completed 29 of 55 passes for 275 yards but couldn’t get the ball in the end zone. The Red Raiders offense had no such trouble. “When you don’t have a pass rush it’s a lot easier to make your reads,” said Doege, who threw TD passes of 39, 19, 16, 2, 29 and 7 yards. He completed 32 of 42 passes and the six touchdowns matched his career-high. Darrin Moore caught three TD passes, which tied his career-high. Texas Tech (5-1, 2-1) had 18 plays of 15 yards or more, including a 61-yard pass to Jace Amaro and a 53-yard touchdown run by SaDale Foster. Amaro finished with five receptions for 156 yards. The Mountaineers (5-1, 2-1) last week converted all five fourth-down tries in their 48-45 win at Texas, but against the Red Raiders they made just one of six. “Those guys did a great job of just attacking us,” Smith said. “They attacked us the entire game.” Doege had one interception, an improvement over the five he’d thrown in the previous two games. “He came out and played loose and he was on-point today,” Texas Tech offensive coordinator Neal Brown said. The win for Texas Tech was the second over a top 10

team in as many seasons. The Red Raiders beat then-No. 3 Oklahoma 41-38 to break the Sooners’ 39-game win streak in Norman. On seven first-half possessions the Red Raiders scored touchdowns on five. Texas Tech wasn’t as efficient in the second half but by then they were so far ahead it didn’t matter. Doege said his protection was key. “It’s huge for a quarterback to sit back there,” Doege said. “We had a lot of opportunities to get the ball downfield, and if they play the way they played today, it’s just going to continue and we’re going to make plays. We have so many weapons that we can expose at any time.” Known as a passer, Doege even ran for a first down on fourth-and 3 near the end of a drive that led to a 14-0 lead for the Red Raiders. #13 OKLAHOMA 63, #15 TEXAS 21 — At Dallas, Damien Williams broke off a 95-yard touchdown run for the longest rush in Red River Rivalry history, Blake Bell powered his way in for four TDs and Oklahoma got its second straight blowout of Texas. Landry Jones threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns, and fullback Trey Millard had a career-best 119 yards receiving as the Sooners (4-1, 2-1 Big 12) added another rout to Bob Stoops’ impressive rivalry resume. Stoops is now 9-5 against Mack Brown and responsible for three of Oklahoma’s five most lopsided wins over Texas — and that doesn’t include last year’s 55-17 clobbering. The Longhorns (3-2, 1-2) couldn’t get a stop and never got their offense going, then lost quarterback David Ash to an apparent left wrist injury in the fourth quarter. TCU 49, Baylor 21 — At Waco, Texas, Trevone Boykin threw for 261 yards and four touchdowns, all those scores coming on third-down plays, and TCU won 49-21 at Baylor to end the Bears’ nine-game home winning streak. Boykin added 56 yards rushing. The Associated Press

top 25 roundup No. 1 Alabama whips Missouri after weather delay, 42-10 COLUMBIA, Mo. — Eddie Lacy and T.J. Yeldon gave top-ranked Alabama a pair of 100-yard rushers in the same game for the first time this season and the duo combined for five scores in a soggy, weather-delayed game to lead No. 1 Alabama to a 42-10 victory at Missouri on Saturday. The defending national champion Crimson Tide (6-0, 3-0 SEC) led 21-0 late in the first quarter en route to their 10th straight victory, all by 19 or more points. They did just enough right after that to disappoint the few thousand fans who didn’t leave for good during a 38-minute delay due to lightning with the Crimson Tide awaiting the extra-point kick for a 28-0 cushion after Yeldon’s second scoring run with 8:40 to go in the half. #4 FLORIDA 31, VANDERBILT 17 — At Nashville, Tenn., The fourth-ranked Florida Gators remain perfect thanks to quarterback Jeff Driskel running the ball better than even Tim Tebow. Driskel ran for 177 yards and three touchdowns, and the Gators remained undefeated going into their big showdown with No. 3 South Carolina. The quarterback threw for only 77 yards and ran only 11 times. But the sophomore set the Florida record for yards rushing by a quarterback, topping Tebow’s 166 yards against Mississippi in 2007 on 27 carries. #7 NOTRE DAME 20, #17 STANFORD 13, OT — At South Bend, Ind., TJ Jones made a reaching 7-yard touchdown catch in overtime and No. 7 Notre Dame stopped Stanford inches from the goal line. After Jones and Tommy Rees gave the Fighting Irish (6-0) a seven-point lead in OT, Stanford (4-2) drove to a first-and-goal at the 4. Stepfan Taylor ran for 1 on first, 2 on second and inches on third down. That left one play from inside the 1 and the Notre Dame defense, led by Carlos Calabrese, stood up Taylor and pushed him back. #10 OREGON STATE 42, BYU 24 — At Provo, Utah, Cody Vaz passed for 332 yards and three touchdowns in his first start since high school. Vaz was filling in for Sean Mannion, who is out indefinitely with a left knee injury. Oregon State is 5-0 for the first time since 1939. #11 Southern Cal 24, Washington 14 — At Seattle, Anthony Brown blocked a punt and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown, Jawanza Starling forced a key fumble, and USC overcame an inconsistent offense in. Silas Redd rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown in the first half and Matt Barkley added an 18-yard TD pass to Xavier Grimble as the Trojans continued rebuilding their resume following last month’s loss to Stanford that appeared to end their national championship hopes. The Trojans (5-1, 3-1 Pac-12) were held scoreless in the second half and got needed help from a defense that sacked Price five times and forced four turnovers to give USC its third straight win. #18 LOUISVILLE 45, PITTSBURGH 35 — At Pittsburgh,


LSU’s Michael Ford runs up field for yardage in LSU’s 23-21 victory against South Carolina.

Senorise Perry rushed for 101 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. Teddy Bridgewater passed for 304 yards for the Cardinals (6-0, 1-0 Big East), including a 75-yard score to Devante Parker on the first play of the second half as Louisville continued its best start since 2006. #20 RUTGERS 23, SYRACUSE 15 — At Piscataway, N.J., Duron Harmon scooped up a blocked field goal attempt and ran 75 yard for a tie-breaking touchdown early in the third quarter and Rutgers rode its defense and special teams to 6-0. Big East Conference defensive player of the year Khaseem Greene forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass as Rutgers (3-0) became bowl eligible for the seventh time in eight seasons. #21 CINCINNATI 49, FORDHAM 17 — At Cincinnati, Deven Drane scooted 76 yards for a touchdown after picking up a fumble and Munchie Legaux threw two TD passes, including a 78-yarder to Travis Kelce. The Bearcats (5-0) stayed perfect but the Rams (4-3), playing up a level from the Football Championship Subdivision, hung around for a half. The win was Cincinnati’s 24th straight in nonconference games at Nippert Stadium and upped its winning streak to eight. #24 BOISE STATE 20, FRESNO STATE 10 — At Boise, Idaho, D.J. Harper rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown and Joe Southwick threw for another score. #25 MICHIGAN 45, ILLINOIS 0 — At Ann Arbor, Mich., Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, brushing off an undisclosed injury as well as the Illini. The Associated Press




Ichabods: Connors secures victory

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like that, you have to make sure you take advantage of it." Truman State (4-3, 3-3 MIAA) cut the lead to 28-17 early in the fourth quarter before WU cornerback Devon Connors picked off an overthrown pass and returned it 36 yards to essentially seal the win. The pick-six was Washburn’s second of the game. Williams returned a pick for a 43-yard score in the second quarter. “When you score twice on defense it’s exciting,” Washburn coach Craig Schurig said. “I’m an old DB coach so when our guys score on defense, it gets me pretty fired up.” Williams, Connors, Jaime Myers and Bryce Atagi all registered interceptions for the Bods, who have 12 picks this season. “We just want to show people, ‘You better not throw it in the air,’” Williams said. “We have a lot to prove and want to send a message out to the MIAA.” Buhler might have made a statement as well, going 19 for 33 yards for 249 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions. “I was feeling comfortable early in the season, but I think right now I’m really finding my groove,” Buhler said. “I’m just finding guys open and managing the offense.” At the beginning of a long day, the Ichabods opened the game with a methodical 11-play, 75yard drive that was capped off with a 5-yard touchdown pass to tight end Ryan Mertz. Washburn had a second straight impressive drive halted deep in Bulldog territory after Tore’ Hurst dropped a potential touchdown pass on a fourthand-3 play from the 14-yard line. “We started the game off really well and should’ve had two touchdown drives,” Schurig said. “Then we approached (the second half) as a brand new game. It was like the first quarter again. Our kids responded well.” The game was stopped for the first time with 4:09 left in first quarter and resumed 42 minutes later. Washburn compiled 455 yards of total offense while holding Truman to 326. Truman quarterback Conrad Schottel was 18 of 44 through the air with no touchdowns. Will Mosquera had 47 yards rushing and 45 receiving for Truman before leaving the game with an apparent leg injury in the fourth quarter. Atagi led the Ichabods with 13 tackles. The Ichabods return to action next Saturday when they travel to Lindenwood (5-2, 4-2 MIAA). Washburn will be back at Yager Stadium Oct. 27 when it plays host to Northwest Missouri. Truman State (4-3, 3-3) 0 10 0 14 — 24 Washburn (6-1, 6-1) 7 7 14 7 — 35 First Quarter WU — Mertz 5 pass from Buhler (Linn kick), 11:15. Drive: 11-play, 75 yards, 3:45 time of possession. Second quarter TSU — Koon 27 field goal, 7:07. Drive: 12-43, 5:12. WU — Williams 43 interception return (Linn kick), 5:03. TSU — White 1 run (Koon kick), 3:47. Drive: 4-53, 1:09. Third quarter WU — Groves 12 run (Linn kick), 7:36. Drive: 9-77, 3:36. WU— Fancher 69 pass from Buhler (Linn kick), 6:55. Drive 1-69, 0:09. Fourth Quarter TSU — White 2 run (Koon kick), 11:17. Drive: 7-31, 1:10. WU — Connors 36 interception return (Linn kick), 6:35. TSU — Schottel 1 run (Kook kick), 2:54. Drive: 11-54, 3:35. Attendance — 4,563. GAME IN FIGURES TSU WU First downs 17 22 Rushes-yards 34-151 42-179 Passing yards 175 276 Passes 18-44-4 22-41-0 Punts-avg. 7-37.6 6-42.8 Fumbles-lost 2-0 2-1 Penalties-yards 5-60 9-61 Time of possession 26:47 33:13 Individual statistics Rushing — Truman: Mosquera 13-46, Corcoran 1-38, White 12-38, Schottel 7-18, Hartfield 1-11; Washburn: Groves 31-162, Dewey 8-22, Lockhart 1-(minus) 1, Buhler 2-(minus) 4. Passing — Truman: Schottel 18-44-4 175 yards; Washburn: Buhler 19-33-0 249 yards, Piper 3-8-0 27 yards. Receiving — Truman: Mosquera 4-45, Grier 4-43, Nagel 3-28, Orlando 3-21, White 2-17, Haferbier 1-14, Loyd 1-7; Washburn: Kobbeman 6-69, Hurst 6-62, Gourley 3-32, Fancher 2-81, Mertz 2-24, Groves 2-2, Hart 1-6. Punting — Truman: Phillips 7-37.6; Washburn: Hummert 5-46.4. Leading tacklers — Truman: Schumacher 10 unassisted, 4 assists; Elliott 6-4; Blackwell 4-3. Washburn: Atagi 4-9; Taylor 5-4; Williams 4-3. Sacks — Truman: Blackwell 1.0; Washburn: Cervantes 1.0. Interceptions — Washburn: Williams, Myers, Atagi, Connors.


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Washburn’s Hayden Groves, left, looks back as he is chased out of bounds by Truman’s Robert Gayden, middle, and Michael Elliott during the first half of Saturday’s game at Yager Stadium. Groves finished with 162 rushing yards in WU’s 35-24 win.

Groves takes turn as WU workhorse Junior RB finishes with 162 yards on 31 carries By Rick Peterson Jr.


Washburn entered the season with three capable running backs sharing the workload. Saturday’s rushing attack was pretty much a one-man show. Junior running back Hayden Groves carried the ball 31 times for 162 yards and one touchdown in the Ichabods’ 35-24 victory over Truman at Yager Stadium. Kameron Stewart was out with a strained knee and Donnie Lockhart was limited to one carry in his first game back from an ankle injury, leaving Groves with the added responsibility. “I thought since (Lockhart) was coming back, I wasn’t going to be taking all the reps like that,” Groves said. “But when I got the opportunity, I took advantage of it.” Groves had carries of 41 and 30 yards in the first half, and he reached the 100-yard rushing mark by halftime. “It felt good moving the ball and knowing that our running game was effective,” he said. Washburn coach Craig Schurig ap-

plauded the resiliency of the 5-foot-9, 185-pound Groves. “He was real tough,” Schurig said. “He got a little tired there in the first quarter and had to come out, but he got back on it in the second half. It was great to see him get 100 yards.” Perhaps Groves’ biggest play was his 12yard touchdown run on Washburn’s first possession of the third quarter, which gave the Ichabods a 21-10 advantage. “That scamper in the end zone on the first drive in the third quarter was big for us,” Schurig said. “He really turned the jets on. That really got us going.” After his first experience as Washburn’s workhorse, Groves said he will be ready to take the brunt of the carries next time. “It was tiring,” Groves said. “Next time I’m going to have to prepare for it a little better.” Williams thrilled to find end zone: After getting tackled just a few yards from the end zone on an interception return last week at Lincoln, WU junior linebacker Willie Williams was ecstatic to hit paydirt Saturday after a 43-yard return.

“It was so satisfying,” Williams said. “I have a taste for it now and I want more. That was only my second interception ever in college, but when I hit that end zone, it was a whole new feeling.” Williams also had seven tackles and a tipped a pass that was intercepted by Bryce Atagi. Taylor back in groove: In his first start since suffering an ankle injury in the third game of the season, Washburn standout linebacker Jahmil Taylor had nine tackles, a tackle for loss and a pass breakup. Taylor, who had more than 100 tackles last season, now has 33 stops this season. Quick kicks n Washburn is 12-18 all-time against Truman and has won the last six matchups. n The Ichabods have outscored the Bulldogs 261-109 during the six-game winning streak over Truman. n Washburn locked up a winning season for the eighth straight year. Rick Peterson Jr. can be reached at

charting the best in the football bowl subdivision Bill Snyder (below) and the Kansas State Wildcats should move into the AP’s top five after No. 3 South Carolina and No. 5 West Virginia lost Saturday.

austin meek’s top 10 teams

The Topeka Capital-Journal’s Austin Meek has a vote in the AP Top 25. His top 10 teams for the upcoming week will be as follows: Team Record 1. Alabama 6-0 2. Oregon 6-0 3. Kansas State 6-0 4. Notre Dame 6-0 5. Florida 6-0


Alabama (6-0) Beat Missouri 42-10. Up next: At Tennessee, Saturday


Team Record 6. Ohio State 6-0 7. Oregon State 5-0 8. Oklahoma 4-1 9. LSU 6-1 10. South Carolina 6-1


Oregon (6-0) Did not play Saturday. Up next: At Arizona State, Thursday


South Carolina (6-1) Lost to No. 9 LSU 23-21. Up next: At No. 4 Florida, Saturday

Florida (6-0) Beat Vanderbilt 31017. Up next: Vs. No. 3 South Carolina, Saturday



West Virginia (5-1) Lost to Texas Tech 49-14. Up next: Vs. No. 6 Kansas State, Saturday


Kansas State (6-0) Beat Iowa State 27-21. Up next: At No. 5 West Virginia, Saturday


Notre Dame (6-0) Beat No. 17 Stanford 20-13, OT. Up next: vs. BYU, Saturday

Ohio State (6-0) At Indiana. Up next: Vs. Purdue, Saturday



LSU (6-1) Beat No. 3 S. Carolina 23-21. Next: At No. 22 Texas A&M, Saturday

Oregon State (5-0) Beat BYU 42-24. Up next: Vs. Utah, Saturday

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Nick Saban’s Alabama team likely will be ranked No. 1 Sunday when the first BCS poll is released.

EMPORIA — The Emporia State defense pitched a shutout, beating Lindenwood 13-0 on Saturday at Jones Field at Welch Stadium. And more importantly, the win pushed the Hornets to 7-0 for the first time since 1988. ESU took over control of the MIAA race after No. 1 Pittsburg State fell to No. 7 Northwest Missouri 31-21. Also, previously unbeaten Missouri Western lost to Missouri Southern. Weather was a factor early. The teams were pulled off the field 54 minutes before the start of the game due to lightning and again with 6:53 remaining in the first quarter. Neither team scored in the opening frame, the seventh straight game the Hornet defense has not allowed a point in first quarter. Emporia State made it on the scoreboard with a 32-yard field goal from Derek Jonas with 11:52 left in the half. The Hornets moved their lead to 6-0 with 39.7 seconds left in the third quarter on a 26-yard Jonas field goal. The only touchdown came on Emporia State’s first possession of the fourth quarter. Record-setting quarterback Tyler Eckenrode found Ray Ray Davis for a 2-yard touchdown pass that gave the Hornets a 13-0 lead with 12 minutes left. Emporia State intercepted Lindenwood on its final two possessions. The Hornets will travel to Truman next weekend with a chance to tie their best start (8-0) in school history. Kickoff from Stokes Stadium in Kirksville, Mo., is 2 p.m. NORTHWEST MISSOURI STATE 31, PITTSBURG STATE 21 — At Kansas City, Mo., No. 7 Bearcats exploded for 24 straight points and downed No. 1 and previously unbeaten Pittsburg State at Arrowhead Stadium. The Gorillas (5-1, 5-1) were up 14-0 early in the third quarter after leading 7-0 at halftime. Northwest Missouri then got the ball rolling with Jordan Simmons 19-yard touchdown reception from Trevor Adams. Then, the Bearcats (6-1, 5-1) got a field goal from Todd Adolf and Adams found John Hinchey for a 29-yard TD pass. James Franklin, who rushed for 115 yards on 20 carries, then capped the rally with two touchdown runs for a 31-14 lead. Pittsburg scored at the 2:02 mark of the fourth quarter on John Brown’s 12-yard TD pass from Anthony Abenoja. Adams was 17-for-30 for 192 yards and the two touchdowns. Abenoja was heroic in defeat, going 25 of 46 passing for 278 yards and three TDs. MISSOURI SOUTHERN 31, MISSOURI WESTERN 30 — At St. Joseph, Mo., late defensive plays helped solidify an upset win over No. 4-ranked Missouri Western. Southern (5-2, 4-2 MIAA) defeated a ranked opponent for the first time since the 2009 season when the Lions defeated then 12th ranked Missouri Western. The Griffons (6-1, 5-1 MIAA) lost for the first time this season despite having nearly 120 more yards in offense than the Lions. The game was tied at 17-all at halftime, and Southern took a 24-17 lead on Bryant Venson’s 38-yard run. JJ Jones capped an eight-play drive with a 1-yard dive to give Southern the win. Southern’s Aaron Hall recovered a fumble and Brian Rogers picked off a Partridge pass, allowing the Lions to run out the clock. FORT HAYS STATE 37, SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 34 (OT) — At Bolivar, Mo., Fort Hays State scored a game-tying touchdown on fourth down as Cornelius Gallon caught an 8-yarder in the back of the end zone with 3 seconds left in regulation. The Tigers then won in overtime after a Southwest Baptist field goal, getting a 7-yard TD pass from Tarean Austin to Tanner Hageman. CENTRAL MISSOURI VS. CENTRAL OKLAHOMA, SUSP. — At Warrensburg, Mo., the Central Missouri Mules game against Central Oklahoma has been suspended and will resume at 1 p.m. Sunday. The game was suspended due to lightning with the UCO Bronchos leading 10-6 at the start of the second quarter. LINCOLN 34, NEBRASKA-KEARNEY 27 — At Jefferson City, Mo., Lincoln was outgained by the Lopers but used three turnovers to earn a victory at home. The game changed fields at the half moving from Lincoln’s field to Jefferson City High School. The Blue Tigers got their first MIAA win since rejoining the league. The Capital-Journal



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MLB playoffs DIVISION SERIES (Best-of-5) American League New York 3, Baltimore 2 Result Friday: New York 3, Baltimore 1 National League St. Louis 2, Washington 2 Result Friday: St. Louis 9, Washington 7 LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES (Best-of-7; x-if necessary) American League All games televised by TBS Result Saturday: Detroit at New York, late Game Sunday: Detroit (A. Sanchez 0-1) at New York (Kuroda 0-0), 3:07 p.m. Game Tuesday: New York at Detroit, 7:07 p.m. Game Wednesday: New York at Detroit, 7:07 p.m. National League All games televised by Fox Game Sunday: St. Louis (Lynn 1-1) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 0-1), 7:15 p.m. Game Monday: St. Louis at San Francisco, 7:07 p.m. Game Wednesday: San Francisco at St. Louis, 3:07 p.m. Game Thursday: San Francisco at St. Louis, 7:07 p.m.

Late MLB linescore Friday Cardinals 9, Nationals 7 St. Louis Washington ab r h bi ab r h bi Jay cf 4 1 0 0 Werth rf 5 1 1 0 Beltran rf 3 2 3 0 Harper cf 5 2 2 2 Hollidy lf 5 0 1 2 Zmrmn 3b 5 2 2 2 T.Cruz c 0 0 0 0 LaRoch 1b 4 1 1 0 Craig 1b 4 0 0 1 Morse lf 4 1 2 2 YMolin c 3 0 0 0 Dsmnd ss 4 0 0 0 Chamrs pr-lf 0 1 0 0 Espinos 2b 3 0 0 0 Freese 3b 4 1 2 0 KSuzuk c 4 0 3 1 Descals 2b 5 3 3 3 GGnzlz p 2 0 0 0 Kozma ss 5 0 2 2 Stmmn p 0 0 0 0 Wnwrg p 1 0 0 0 SBurntt p 0 0 0 0 J.Kelly p 0 0 0 0 Berndn ph 1 0 0 0 SRonsn ph 0 1 0 0 EJcksn p 0 0 0 0 Rosnthl p 0 0 0 0 Clipprd p 0 0 0 0 Schmkr ph 1 0 0 0 Tracy ph 1 0 0 0 Mujica p 0 0 0 0 Storen p 0 0 0 0 Boggs p 0 0 0 0 MCrpnt ph 1 0 0 0 Motte p 1 0 0 0 Totals 37 9 11 8 Totals 38 7 11 7 St. Louis 000 120 114 — 9 Washington 303 000 010 — 7 LOB — St. Louis 9, Washington 5. 2B — Beltran 2 (3), Holliday (1), Descalso (1), Werth (1), Zimmerman (1). 3B — Harper (1). HR — Descalso (2), Harper (1), Zimmerman (2), Morse (1). SB — Descalso (1). CS — Freese (1). IP H R ER BB SO St. Louis Wainwright 2 1/3 7 6 6 0 5 J.Kelly 1 2/3 0 0 0 0 2 Rosenthal 1 0 0 0 0 2 Mujica 1 1 0 0 1 1 Boggs 1 0 0 0 0 0 Motte W,1-0 2 3 1 1 0 1 Washington G.Gonzalez 5 5 3 3 4 5 Stammen H,1 2/3 1 0 0 0 0 S.Burnett H,1 1/3 0 0 0 0 0 E.Jackson H,1 1 1 1 1 2 2 Clippard H,2 1 1 1 1 0 1 Storen L,1-1 BS,1-2 1 3 4 4 2 2 WP — G.Gonzalez. Umpires — Home, Alfonso Marquez; First, Ed Hickox; Second, Paul Emmel; Third, Marvin Hudson; Right, Jim Joyce; Left, Joe West.


AMERICAN CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA New England 3 2 0 .600 165 113 N.Y. Jets 2 3 0 .400 98 132 Miami 2 3 0 .400 103 103 Buffalo 2 3 0 .400 118 176 South W L T Pct PF PA Houston 5 0 0 1.000 149 73 Indianapolis 2 2 0 .500 91 110 Tennessee 2 4 0 .333 114 204 Jacksonville 1 4 0 .200 65 138 North W L T Pct PF PA Baltimore 4 1 0 .800 130 89 Cincinnati 3 2 0 .600 125 129 Pittsburgh 2 3 0 .400 116 115 Cleveland 0 5 0 .000 100 139 West W L T Pct PF PA San Diego 3 2 0 .600 124 102 Denver 2 3 0 .400 135 114 Oakland 1 3 0 .250 67 125 Kansas City 1 4 0 .200 94 145 NATIONAL CONFERENCE East W L T Pct PF PA Philadelphia 3 2 0 .600 80 99 N.Y. Giants 3 2 0 .600 152 111 Dallas 2 2 0 .500 65 88 Washington 2 3 0 .400 140 147 South W L T Pct PF PA Atlanta 5 0 0 1.000 148 93 Tampa Bay 1 3 0 .250 82 91 Carolina 1 4 0 .200 92 125 New Orleans 1 4 0 .200 141 154 North W L T Pct PF PA Minnesota 4 1 0 .800 120 79 Chicago 4 1 0 .800 149 71 Green Bay 2 3 0 .400 112 111 Detroit 1 3 0 .250 100 114 West W L T Pct PF PA Arizona 4 1 0 .800 94 78 San Francisco 4 1 0 .800 149 68 St. Louis 3 2 0 .600 96 94 Seattle 3 2 0 .600 86 70 Games Sunday Oakland at Atlanta, noon Kansas City at Tampa Bay, noon Indianapolis at N.Y. Jets, noon Cincinnati at Cleveland, noon Detroit at Philadelphia, noon St. Louis at Miami, noon Dallas at Baltimore, noon Buffalo at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. New England at Seattle, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Giants at San Francisco, 3:25 p.m. Minnesota at Washington, 3:25 p.m. Green Bay at Houston, 7:20 p.m. Open: Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville, New Orleans Game Monday Denver at San Diego, 7:30 p.m.



NAHL CENTRAL GP W L OTL Pts Austin 9 7 2 0 14 Brookings 10 7 3 0 14 Bismarck 10 4 6 0 8 Aberdeen 10 4 6 0 8 Coulee Region 9 2 5 2 6 Minot 10 1 8 1 3 NORTH GP W L OTL Pts Port Huron 14 9 5 0 18 Jamestown 12 8 2 2 18 Kalamazoo 11 8 3 0 16 Soo 13 7 4 2 16 Johnstown 12 4 4 4 12 Janesville 11 4 5 2 10 Springfield 12 3 7 2 8 Michigan 11 2 9 0 4 SOUTH GP W L OTL Pts Topeka 12 9 1 2 20 Texas 10 9 1 0 18 Amarillo 9 7 1 1 15 Wichita Falls 12 4 6 2 10 Corpus Christi 12 3 6 3 9 Odessa 11 3 7 1 7 WEST GP W L OTL Pts Wenatchee 13 10 2 1 21 Fairbanks 13 10 3 0 20 Kenai River 13 6 4 3 15 Fresno 13 5 6 2 12 Results Friday Fairbanks 3, Fresno 1 Wenatchee 6, Kenai River 2 Results Saturday Kalamazoo 1, Janesville 0 Jamestown 4, Michigan 2 Brookings 5, Coulee Region 4, OT Springfield 4, Port Huron 2 Austin 4, Bismarck 2 Wichita Falls 4, Corpus Christi 2 Aberdeen 5, Minot 4 Soo 4, Johnstown 1 Topeka 5, Texas 2 Fresno at Fairbanks, late Wenatchee at Kenai River, late Games Sunday Janesville at Kalamazoo, 1 p.m. Johnstown at Michigan, 3 p.m.


GF GA 34 25 31 25 24 27 29 35 25 40 25 42 GF GA 43 35 37 29 43 30 41 36 40 45 25 32 30 38 19 44 GF GA 42 22 40 23 41 17 28 47 35 44 21 42 GF GA 48 33 41 29 44 36 31 41

Basketball NBA preseason LATE Results Friday Utah 97, Oklahoma City 81 Phoenix 104, Portland 93 rESULTS Saturday Brooklyn 108, Philadelphia 105, OT New York 98, Boston 95, OT Washington 99, Cleveland 95 Minnesota 82, Chicago 75 Milwaukee 108, Detroit 91 Utah at L.A. Lakers, late L.A. Clippers vs. Miami, late GAMES SUNDAY San Antonio at Houston, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Memphis, 5 p.m. GAMES MONDAY Boston at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Orlando vs. Cleveland at Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 p.m. Washington at Brooklyn, 6:30 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Denver, 8 p.m. Portland at Sacramento, 9 p.m.

WNBA playoffs FINALS (Best-of-5) Minnesota vs. Indiana Game Sunday: Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Game Wednesday: Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Game Oct. 19: Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m. x-Game Oct. 21: Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m. x-Game Oct. 24: Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

AP TOP 25 Results Saturday #1 Alabama 42, Missouri 10 #3 South Carolina at #9 LSU, late #4 Florida 31, Vanderbilt 17 #7 Notre Dame 20, #17 Stanford 13, OT #8 Ohio State at Indiana, late #10 Oregon State 42, BYU 24 #11 Southern Cal 24, Washington 14 #12 Florida State 51, Boston College 7 #18 Louisville 45, Pittsburgh 35 #19 Mississippi State vs. Tennessee, late #20 Rutgers 23, Syracuse 15 #21 Cincinnati 49, Fordham 17 #22 Texas A&M at #23 Louisiana Tech,

#24 Boise St. 20, Fresno State 10 #25 Michigan 45, Illinois 0 Big 12 Conference Overall Kansas State 3-0 6-0 West Virginia 2-1 5-1 Texas Tech 2-1 5-1 TCU 2-1 5-1 Oklahoma 2-1 4-1 Oklahoma State 1-1 3-2 Texas 1-2 4-2 Iowa State 1-2 4-2 Baylor 0-2 3-2 Kansas 0-3 1-5 Results Saturday #13 Oklahoma 63, #15 Texas 21 #6 Kansas State 27, Iowa State 21 Texas Tech 49, #5 West Virginia 14 Oklahoma State 20, Kansas 14 TCU 49, Baylor 21 MIAA Conference Overall Emporia State 7-0 7-0 Washburn 6-1 6-1 Missouri Western 5-1 6-1 Northwest Missouri 5-1 6-1 Pittsburg State 5-1 5-1 Lindenwood 4-2 5-2 Missouri Southern 4-2 5-2 Central Missouri 4-2 4-2 Truman State 3-3 4-3 Fort Hays State 2-5 2-5 Central Oklahoma 1-5 1-5 Lincoln 1-6 1-6 Southwest Baptist 1-6 1-6 Northeastern State 0-6 0-6 Nebraska Kearney 0-7 0-7 Results Saturday #19 Washburn 35, Truman State 24 #21 Emporia State 13, Lindenwood 0 #7 NW Missouri 31, #1 Pittsburg St. 21 Fort Hays St. 37, SW Baptist 34, OT Mo. Southern 31, #4 Mo. Western 30 Lincoln 34, Nebraska-Kearney 27 Game Sunday Central Oklahoma 10, Central Missouri 6, susp. at start of 2nd quarter HAAC Conference Overall Missouri Valley 5-0 6-0 Evangel 4-1 5-2 MidAmerica Nazarene 4-1 4-2 Baker 4-2 5-2 Benedictine 3-2 5-2 Graceland 3-2 4-3 Central Methodist 2-4 2-5 Peru State 1-4 3-4 Avila 0-4 1-5 Culver-Stockton 0-6 0-6 Results Saturday Graceland 17, Central Methodist 14 Evangel 38, Peru State 23 Missouri Valley 42, Benedictine 26 Gardner-Webb 30, MidAmerica Naz. 28 Avila 47, Culver-Stockton 29, susp. with 8:33 remaining in fourth, ppd. KCAC Conference Overall Kansas Wesleyan 4-1 4-2 Tabor 4-1 5-2 McPherson 3-1 3-2 Ottawa 3-1 3-2 Friends 3-2 4-3 Southwestern 3-2 4-3 Saint Mary 2-4 2-5 Bethany 1-4 2-5 Bethel 0-4 0-5 Sterling 0-4 0-5 Results Saturday Tabor 44, Bethany 7 Southwestern 32, Friends 21 William Penn 53, Saint Mary 14 Sterling at Bethel, late South. Nazarene at Kansas Wesleyan, late McPherson at Ottawa, late JAYHAWK CONFERENCE Conference Overall Butler 5-0 7-0 Hutchinson 5-0 6-1 Coffeyville 3-1 4-2 Garden City 3-2 5-2 Fort Scott 3-3 3-4 Independence 1-5 3-5 Highland 1-5 1-6 Dodge City 0-5 0-6 Results Saturday Garden City 28, Highland 17 Hutchinson 75, Independence 0



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Game Sunday Dodge City at Coffeyville, 7 p.m.

High school scores City Hayden 47, Royal Valley 14 Junction City 39, Washburn Rural 19 Manhattan 27, Topeka High 13 Seaman 44, Topeka West 6 Shawnee Heights 38, Highland Park 7 Veritas 44, Cair Paravel 6 Big Seven Hiawatha 55, Horton 20 Holton 51, Wamego 12 Jefferson West 13, Basehor-Linwood 8 Perry-Lecompton 30, Tonganoxie 0 Sabetha 7, Riverside 0 Delaware Valley Atchison County 32, Maur Hill-Mt. Aca. 15 Jackson Heights 44, Jefferson North 0 McLouth 51, Oskaloosa 6 Valley Falls 44, Immaculata 8 Flint Hills Lyndon 47, Oswego 12 Lyon County Madison 47, Burlingame 0 Marais des Cygnes Val. 22, Uniontown 6 Olpe 47, Northeast-Arma 6 Mid-East Riley County 28, Nemaha Valley 12 Rock Creek 35, Marysville 0 Rossville 42, Mission Valley 0 Silver Lake 55, Pleasant Ridge 0 St. Marys 47, Council Grove 0 Wabaunsee 32, Northern Heights 8 Twin Valley Axtell 50, Frankfort 14 Baileyville B&B 48, Southern Coffey 0 Centralia 55, Troy 0 Hanover 58, Blue Valley-Randolph 8 Valley Heights 28, Doniphan West 21 Area Baldwin 35, Ottawa 0 Beloit 32, Phillipsburg 27 Beloit-St. John’s 40, Logan 26 Bennington 30, Washington County 29 Burlington 34, Fredonia 22 Chapman 29, Abilene 28 Clay Center 21, Goodland 12 Colony-Crest 78, Chetopa 36 Concordia 37, Colby 12 Emporia 48, Newton 21 Eudora 42, Santa Fe Trail 6 Free State 49, KC Wyandotte 6 Hope 50, Burrton 0 Lawrence 46, Leavenworth 26 Sacred Heart 33, SE-Saline 12 Salina South 23, Salina Central 20 (OT) Solomon 52, Little River 6 Southern Cloud 44, Linn 28 Wakefield 46, Pike Valley 20 Wellsville 40, Central Heights 8 White City 34, Tescott 20 State Andale 36, Buhler 31 Andover 21, Valley Center 8 Aquinas 58, KC Harmon 12 Arkansas City 41, Andover Central 20 Atwood 50, Quinter 26 Blue Valley 28, Blue Valley Southwest 21 Blue Valley Northwest 28, SM South 21 Blue Valley West 61, Pittsburg 21 Caney Valley 38, Cherryvale 0 Carroll 55, Eisenhower 0 Central Plains 22, Lincoln 14 Central-Burden 14, Oxford 12 Centre 46, Hartford 0 Chaparral 65, Douglass 30 Chase 60, Goessel 14 Cimarron 20, Lakin 17 Coffeyville 55, Labette County 13 Colgan 21, Galena 0 Columbus 54, Baxter Springs 8 Conway Springs 53, Belle Plaine 13 Cunningham 70, Attica 36 DeSoto 16, Bonner Springs 6 Derby 55, Wichita Southeast 3 Ell-Saline 47, Republic County 0 Ellsworth 27, Lyons 14 Flinthills 50, Peabody 36 Fort Scott 48, Anderson County 6 Fowler 47, Bucklin 0 Frontenac 52, Parsons 12 Garden City 31, Maize 26 Garden Plain 41, Haven 6 Gardner-Edgerton 34, Olathe South 20 Girard 53, Independence 20 Goddard 45, Liberal 21 Hays 31, Great Bend 13 Hesston 51, Circle 8 Hillsboro 55, Moundridge 0 Hodgeman County 48, Minneola 30 Holcomb 48, SW Heights 14 Hoxie 66, Hill City 30 Hugoton 21, Pratt 20 Hutchinson 49, Dodge City 17 Hutchinson Trinity 24, Kingman 20 Inman 54, Herington 24 KC Piper 38, Atchison 6 KC Sumner 26, KC Ward 12 Kapaun 39, Wichita West 28 Kiowa County 50, Fairfield 36 LaCrosse 42, Sterling 28 Lansing 29, KC Washington 14 Louisburg 56, Prairie View 0 Macksville 58, South Central 34 Maize South 38, El Dorado 14 Marion 40, Halstead 22 Marmaton Valley 58, Pleasanton 6 McPherson 42, Smoky Valley 13 Meade 61, Leoti 14 Medicine Lodge 30, Ellinwood 20 Miege 40, KC Turner 7 Mill Valley 43, KC Schlagle 0 Moscow 52, Ashland 6 Mulvane 27, Winfield 21 Natoma 72, Palco 28 Neodesha 42, Erie 7 Ness City 52, WaKeeney 6 Nickerson 26, Cheney 20 Northern Valley 64, Stockton 14 Norton 42, Minneapolis 20 Oakley 16, Oberlin 6 Olathe East 31, Blue Valley North 14 Olathe North 40, Olathe Northwest 7 Osborne 66, Clifton-Clyde 56 Otis-Bison 46, Western Plains 0 Paola 37, Osawatomie 7 Pretty Prairie 52, Canton-Galva 0 Remington 40, Bluestem 6 Rock Hills 50, Lakeside 6 Rolla 40, Ingalls 36 Rose Hill 41, Augusta 14 SE-Cherokee 48, Riverton 22 SM East 34, SM Northwest 7 SM West 58, SM North 0 Scott City 36, Hoisington 0 Sedgwick 46, Wichita Independent 0 Sharon Springs 50, Golden Plains 0 Smith Center 23, Plainville 22 South Barber 56, Argonia 6 South Gray 66, Deerfield 20 South Haven 52, Caldwell 6 Spearville 64, Satanta 14 Spring Hill 41, St. James Academy 12 St. Francis 32, Ellis 22 St. John 34, Pratt-Skyline 18 St. Paul 46, Yates Center 6 Stafford 54, Norwich 22 Stanton County 40, Elkhart 14 Sublette 62, Syracuse 31 Sylvan-Lucas 66, Wilson 20 TMP-Marian 36, Russell 26 Thunder Ridge 54, Cheylin 0 Tribune 40, Triplains-Brewster 26 Udall 68, Sedan 60 (OT) Ulysses 73, Larned 0 Victoria 54, Dighton 32 Wellington 34, Clearwater 21 Weskan 38, Wheatland-Grinnell 14 Wichita Collegiate 28, Wichita Trinity 17 Wichita Heights 42, Wichita East 27 Wichita Northwest 37, Campus 18 Wichita South 14, Wichita North 7 CANCELLATIONS Onaga vs. Chase County, moved to 3 p.m. Sunday. Elk Valley vs. Waverly, moved to 6 p.m. Monday.

High school box scores AXTELL 50, FRANKFORT 14 Axtell (3-4) 6 16 14 14 — 50 Frankfort (3-3) 0 8 6 0 — 14 Axtell — Schmelzle (4), 8 run, 50 run, 2 run, 4 run; Platt (3), 2 run, 36 run, 1 run. PAT — Heinen 2 pass from Platt; Schmelzle run; Heiman pass from Platt. Frankfort — Adams 1 run; Rose 15 pass from Surdez. PAT — Adams run. CENTRALIA 55, TROY 0 Centralia (7-0) 14 6 28 7 — 55 Troy (1-6) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Centralia — Rosine (6), 1 run, 13 punt return, 30 run, 88 run, 65 interception, 38 run; Burdiek (2), 13 pass from Rosine, 70 interception. PAT — Rosine 7 Kicks. CENTRE 46, HARTFORD 0 Centre (4-3) 16 6 12 12 — 46 Hartford (1-6) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Centre — Deines (3), 9 pass from Methvin, 32 pass from Methvin, 45 pass from Methvin; Svoboda (2), 35 pass from Methvin, 30 run; Stimpson 12 run; Thompson 5 pass from Methvin. PAT — Stimpson pass from Methvin; Svoboda pass from Deines. COLONY-CREST 78, CHETOPA 36 Colony-Crest (4-3) 10 38 16 14 — 78 Chetopa (4-3) 16 0 20 0 — 36 Colony-Crest — Hammond (7), 34 run, 15 pass from Morton, 49 pass from Morton, 4 run, 18 run, 37 run, 37 run; Sedlack (2), 55 run, 27 run; Team safety; Morton 1 run. PAT — Ellis 5 pass from Hammond; Hammond 2 run; Morton run. Chetopa — Cassell (4) 10 run, 64 run, 56 pass from Moses, 30 pass from Moses; Dixon 3 run. PAT — Cassell 2 run; Sanders pass from Moses. CONCORDIA 37, COLBY 12 Concordia (5-2) 8 6 8 15 — 37 Colby (2-5) 6 0 0 6 — 12 Concordia — Nordell (2), 11 run, 30 run; Thomas 5 run; Pounds 20 run; Hake 13 run. PAT — Higbee Kick; Payeur pass from Gieber; Hake run; Gieber run; Thomas run. Colby — Winger 35 run. EUDORA 42, SANTA FE TRAIL 6 Eudora (6-1) 13 21 8 0 — 42 Santa Fe Trail (0-7) 0 0 0 6 — 6 Eudora — Elston (2), 15 run, 59 run; Pfeifer 0 safety; Cleveland 2 run; Ballock 62 interception; Hill 1 run; Becker 51 pass from Ballock. PAT — Elston 4 Kicks. Santa Fe Trail — Shaffer 62 pass from Gloss. JACKSON HEIGHTS 44, JEFF. NORTH 0 Jack. Heights (5-2) 8 6 22 8 — 44 Jeff. North (4-3) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Jackson Heights — Ahlgren (2), 2 run, 12 run; Strube (2), 3 run, 1 run; Teter 25 run; Howe 12 run. PAT — Rupnicki 2 run; Brey run; Bryan run. JEFF. WEST 13, BASEHOR-LINWOOD 8 Jefferson West (4-3) 0 13 0 0 — 13 Basehor-Lin. (3-4) 0 0 6 2 — 8 Jefferson West — Ricklefs 45 pass from Mullins; Mullins 10 run. PAT — Middendorf Kick. Basehor-Linwood — safety; Potter 1 run. LYNDON 47, OSWEGO 12 Lyndon (7-0) 14 13 0 20 — 47 Oswego (2-5) 0 6 0 6 — 12 Lyndon — Farwell (4), 27 run, 5 run, 18 run, 56 run; Swinehart (2), 2 run, 24 run; Woodruff 4 pass from Walsh. PAT — Walsh 5 Kicks. Oswego — Spore (2) 5 run, 1 run. MCLOUTH 51, OSKALOOSA 6 McLouth (6-1) 0 0 0 51 — 51 Oskaloosa (2-5) 0 0 0 6 — 6 McLouth — Cop (3), 19 run, 4 run, 46 pass from Walbridge; Cerny (2), 44 run, 20 pass from Walbridge; Gann 57 run. PAT — Crowell 2 run; Cop run. Oskaloosa — Steward 1 run. OSBORNE 66, CLIFTON-CLYDE 56 Osborne (6-1) 18 14 28 6 — 66 Clifton-Clyde (4-2) 8 8 34 6 — 56 Osborne — Ubelaker (4), 22 run, 55 run, 43 run, 52 run; LeRock (4), 49 run, 25 run, 20 run, 3 run; Wolters (2), 3 pass from Tiernan, 3 pass from Tiernan. PAT — LeRock 2 run; Ubelaker run. Clifton-Clyde — Deaver (8) 48 run, 44 run, 3 run, 12 run, 32 run, 20 run, 2 run, 20 run. PAT — Gelino 3 run; Deaver pass from Gelino. PERRY-LECOMPTON 30, TONGANOXIE 0 Perry-Lec. (3-4) 0 8 6 16 — 30 Tonganoxie (2-5) 0 0 0 0 — 0 Perry-Lecompton — Eddy (3), 30 run, 18 run, 79 run; Davis 17 pass from Surface. PAT — Logan 2 pass from Surface; Whitaker run. RILEY COUNTY 28, NEMAHA VALLEY 12 Riley County (3-4) 7 7 7 7 — 28 Nemaha Valley (5-2) 6 0 6 0 — 12 Riley County — Chavis (3), 45 run, 10 run, 10 run; Griffith 36 pass from Chavis. PAT — Bascom 4 Kicks. Nemaha Valley — Rottinghaus 10 pass from Meyer; Ranieri 1 run. SOUTHERN CLOUD 44, LINN 28 So. Cloud (3-4) 20 0 16 8 — 44 Linn (0-7) 6 6 16 0 — 28 Southern Cloud — Perkins (2), 1 run, 40 kickoff return; Cooper (2), 7 pass from Perkins, 4 pass from Perkins; McDaniel (2), 62 run, 19 run. PAT — Cooper 3 pass from Perkins; McDaniel run. Linn — Peters (3) 2 run, 27 run, 2 run; Voelker 15 run. PAT — Peters 2 run. ST. MARYS 47, COUNCIL GROVE 0 St. Marys (3-4) 16 12 13 6 — 47 Council Grove (3-4) 0 0 0 0 — 0 St. Marys — Turentine (4), 5 run, 5 run, 5 run, 21 run; Stewart 4 run; Clark 4 run; Johnson 9 run. PAT — Christian pass from ClarkKick; Holz pass from Clark. VALLEY FALLS 44, IMMACULATA 8 Valley Falls (4-3) 22 8 14 0 — 44 Immaculata (2-5) 8 0 0 0 — 8 Valley Falls — Kearney (4), 30 run, 49 run, 1 run, 70 run; Burns 33 run; Glassel 6 pass from Burns. PAT — Kearney run; Gantz pass from Burns; Burns run. Immaculata — Holcomb 42 pass from Schmidling. PAT — Sachen run. WABAUNSEE 32, NORTHERN HEIGHTS 8 Wabaunsee (2-5) 8 0 8 16 — 32 No. Heights (3-4) 0 0 8 0 — 8 Wabaunsee — Haya (2), 50 run, 1 run; Miller (2), 71 run, 43 run. PAT — Johnson runpass from Flach; Flach run; Miller run. Northern Heights — McWilliams 30 pass from Larson. PAT — Schumann pass from Larson. WAKEFIELD 46, PIKE VALLEY 20 Wakefield (3-4) 12 12 14 8 — 46 Pike Valley (2-5) 0 8 0 12 — 20 Wakefield — Westerman (3), 2 run, 1 run, 4 run; Tyler (2), 16 run, 17 run; Griffith 15 pass from Westerman; Melius 2 run. PAT — Tyler 2 run. Pike Valley — Field 1 run; Ehlers 4 run; Cox 1 run. PAT — Larson pass from Ehlers. WELLSVILLE 40, CENTRAL HEIGHTS 8 Wellsville (3-4) 8 14 12 6 — 40 Cen. Heights (2-5) 0 0 0 8 — 8 Wellsville — Hopkins (2), 3 run, 3 run; Hillman (2), 7 run, 75 interception; Mann 30 pass from Meyer; Holtwick 3 run. PAT — Hillman pass from Meyer; Mann pass from Meyer. Central Heights — Shrampton 24 run. PAT — Shrampton run.

High school top performers RUSHING Player, school Statistics TDs Tyler Dillon, Rock Creek 33-293 3 Brady, Chase 33-275 5 Chase Newell, Palco 22-272 3 Logan Thompson, Sedgwick 19-271 2 Dalton Brandt, Sedgwick 21-240 4 Kenton Ubelaker, Osborne 26-240 4 Toles, Junction City 26-239 0 Tranbarger, Macksville 38-227 5 Riley Kearney, Valley Falls 15-227 4 Kyle Hammond, Colony-Crest 25-220 5 J.T. Rosine, Centralia 12-218 4

Skylar Farwell, Lyndon 19-212 4 Bryce Chavis, Riley County 33-203 3 Tanner Wood, Conway Springs 21-201 2 Taylor Platt, Axtell 19-180 3 Brandon Eddy, Perry-Lecompton 18-179 3 Riley Allen, Buhler 25-174 2 Drake Ewing, Holton 18-174 3 Cr. McDonald, Kiowa County 24-173 1 Shane Hillman, Wellsville 21-169 1 Colton Dirks, South Gray 16-165 2 Rene Rubio, Deerfield 13-164 3 Trevor Powell, Kiowa County 26-159 3 Brian Dixon, Caney Valley 8-154 2 Daniel O’Connor, Louisburg 11-150 3 Austin O’Bannon, McPherson 22-150 3 Carson Skidmore, South Gray 10-146 3 Landon Root, Wichita Collegiate 17-145 1 Coby Lindsay 21-142 3 Joe Walsh, Lyndon 14-140 0 Maverick LeRock, Osborne 20-137 4 Mark Zarybnicky, Hanover 15-134 4 Dalton Gantz, Ness City 13-132 1 Keenan Behee, Kiowa County 11-131 2 William Young, Wichita SE 19-130 0 Aaron Schmelzle, Axtell 13-130 4 Ryan Schadler, Hesston 22-126 2 Dylan Sedlack, Colony-Crest 10-126 2 Cole Holloway, Tonganoxie 23-123 0 Tem Shetley, Fowler 12-123 5 Loder, Smoky Valley 27-122 1 Tyler West, Derby 7-119 3 Brown, Chase 10-119 1 Zak Voelker, Linn 22-113 1 Trevor Nordell, Concordia 14-112 2 Tyler Burns, Wichita Trinity 24-112 1 Brett Peters, Linn 20-108 3 Taylor, Manhattan 17-106 2 Mike Yoxall, Thunder Ridge 2-106 2 Dakota Cop, McLouth 7-104 2 Ladson, Washburn Rural 15-102 1 Mathew Heim, Hoxie 17-102 0 Eli Weinbrecht, Topeka High 18-100 1 Trevor Lowe, Thunder Ridge 8-100 2 PASSING Player, school Statistics TDs Ma. Wethington, Wamego 17-32, 242 1 Kyle Methvin, Centre 9-10, 217 5 Kinnamon, McPherson 15-23, 213 2 Matt Jones, Wichita Trinity 15-30, 209 1 Wyatt McKinney, Hesston 14-24, 196 6 Marc Walbridge, McLouth 6-6, 195 3 Solis, Topeka High 11-21, 194 1 Samuel McKinney, Weskan 10-18, 179 4 Tyler Proffitt, Hillsboro 10-14, 176 1 C. Throop, Belle Plaine 10-25, 171 2 J. Fulton, Highland Park 14-32, 167 0 Devin, Junction City 5-7, 166 4 Alec Winsor, Blue Valley NW 18-25, 159 1 Jake Tiernan, Osborne 8-9, 152 2 Tanner Wood, Conway Spr. 7-11, 146 2 Jacob Tetuan, Hayden 10-14, 140 3 Seth Surface, Perry-Lec. 12-17, 138 1 Kennedy, Hoxie 10-21, 133 1 Alex Surdez, Frankfort 6-17, 116 1 Shey Spears, Prairie View 3-16, 111 0 Andrew Ballock, Eudora 3-9, 104 1 RECEIVING Player, school Statistics TDs Hayden Walker, Weskan 8-171 3 Travis Wood, Conway Springs 6-141 2 Alec Beatty, Topeka High 6-139 1 Justin Deines, Centre 5-137 3 Dakota Turner, Wamego 7-118 0 Stepan, Junction City 2-109 2 Carr, Highland Park 5-94 0 Trevor Lee, SW Heights 4-83 0 Tyler McCartney, Hesston 4-82 2 Kyle Hammond, Colony-Crest 3-81 2 Houghton, McPherson 6-80 0 Nick McAferty, McLouth 3-79 1 Berry, Hayden 6-76 0

Fishing Kansas Crappie Trail RESULTS at Pomona Lake October 7 1. Ruth Ross-Greg Graham, Louisburg, 7.46 pounds ($602) 2. Todd Morstorf-Gene Breitenstein, Topeka, 7.39 pounds ($312) 3. Dennis Poulter, Topeka, 6.61 pounds ($150) 4. Jim Skinner-Randy Huntsman, Topeka, 6.06 pounds 5. Steve Cross-Schallock, Carbondale, 5.60 pounds 6. Mike Cevoli-Tony Cevoli, 5.01 pounds 7. Mike Schrock-Eric Schrock, 4.68 pounds 8. Lynn Beckwith-Danny Lynn, Topeka, 1.47 pounds 9. Ken Manis-Brandon Manis, Topeka, 1.18 pounds Big crappie Ruth Ross-Greg Graham, 1.52 pounds ($120) Next tournament: Toronto Reservoir, Oct. 21

Soccer College women RESULTS SATURDAY Fort Hays State 3, NW Missouri State 1

Volleyball College BIG 12 RESULT SATURDAY #14 Kansas State def. TCU 25-20, 25-18, 25-19 MIAA RESULT SATURDAY Washburn def. Central Missouri 25-23, 1925, 25-18, 27-29, 18-16 Truman def. Fort Hays State 25-20, 25-13, 25-18

High school EMPORIA INV. RESULTS SATURDAY Maize def. Seaman 11-25, 27-25, 25-22 Seaman def. Pittsburg 25-17, 25-20 Seaman def. SM Northwest 25-15, 25-14 Washburn Rural def. Seaman 25-27, 2512, 25-14 Seaman def. Lawrence 25-23, 25-14 Seaman def. Junction City 25-27, 25-21, 25-14 JACKSON HEIGHTS RESULTS SATURDAY Pool play — Valley Falls def. Jackson Heights 25-21, 25-13; Riverside def. Maur HillMt. Academy 25-20, 25-22; Horton def. McLouth 25-23, 25-19; Immaculata def. Troy 25-10, 25-17; Riverside def. McLouth 25-18, 25-20; Maur Hill-Mt. Academy def. Horton 2025, 25-11, 26-24; Valley Falls def. Troy 25-20, 25-9; Immaculata def. Jackson Heights 25-10, 25-22; Horton def. Riverside 25-22, 18-25, 2522; Valley Falls def. Immaculata 25-10, 15-25, 25-22; Jackson Heights def. Troy 25-10, 2520; Maur Hill-Mt. Academy def. McLouth 2523, 25-16. Semi-finals — Riverside def. Immaculata 23-25, 25-21, 25-22; Valley Falls def. Maur HillMt. Academy 25-10, 25-18. Seventh place — McLouth def. Troy 25-19, 17-25, 29-27 Fifth place — Horton def. Jackson Heights 25-12, 25-21 Third place — Immaculata def. Maur HillMt. Academy 25-17, 25-22 Championship — Valley Falls def. Riverside 25-20, 23-25, 25-19 ABILENE INV. RESULTS SATURDAY Pool A — Ellsworth def. Royal Valley 25-12, 25-4; Buhler def. Rossville 25-13, 25-21; Rossville def. Ellsworth 25-23, 15-25, 27-25; Buhler def. Royal Valley 25-14, 25-15; Buhler def. Ellsworth 25-15, 25-10; Rossville def. Royal Valley 25-21, 25-7. Pool B — Abilene def. Russell 25-15, 2513; Lindsborg-Smoky Valley def. St. Marys 2512, 25-22; Abilene def. St. Marys 25-16, 25-8; Lindsborg-Smoky Valley def. Russell 25-20, 182; Abilene def. Lindsborg-Smoky Valley 25-22, 25-21; St. Marys def. Russell 25-18, 22-25, 25-14. Semi-finals — Buhler def. Lindsborg-Smoky Valley 25-17, 25-22; Abilene def. Rossville 2521, 25-19. Seventh place — Royal Valley def. Russell 25-20, 25-23 Fifth place — Ellsworth def. St. Marys 2517, 25-22 Third place — Lindsborg-Smoky Valley def. Rossville 25-22 Championship — Abilene def. Buhler 2522, 25-21 HILLSBORO INV. RESULTS SATURDAY Pool A — Hillsboro def. Chapman 25-9, 2512; Sterling def. Minneapolis 25-20, 25-21; Hillsboro def. Minneapolis 25-14, 25-11; Sterling def. Chapman 25-20, 25-6; Hillsboro def. Sterlingg 25-8, 25-8; Minneapolis def. Chapman 25-17, 25-15. Pool B — Circle def. Conway Springs 2513, 25-12; Rock Creek def. Augusta 25-12, 25-22; Circle def. Augusta 25-19, 25-9; Rock Creek def. Conway Springs 25-20, 25-19; Circle def. Rock Creek 25-20, 25-13; Conway Springs def. Augusta 25-16, 20-25, 25-15. Semifinals — Hillsboro def. Rock Creek 25-17, 25-20; Circle def. Sterling 27-25, 2514. Third place — Rock Creek def. Sterling 2517, 26-24 Championship — Hillsboro def. Circle 255, 25-16

Golf Open Results Saturday At CordeValle GC, San Martin, Calif. Purse: $5 million Yardage: 7,368; Par 71 Third round John Mallinger 66-62-70 — 198 Jonas Blixt 66-68-66 — 200 Charles Howell III 66-69-66 — 201 Jason Kokrak 68-66-67 — 201 Vijay Singh 70-66-66 — 202 Alexandre Rocha 69-67-66 — 202 Russell Knox 70-68-65 — 203 Danny Lee 69-67-67 — 203 Greg Owen 66-69-68 — 203 Scott Dunlap 70-63-70 — 203 Jhonattan Vegas 65-67-71 — 203 Gary Woodland 66-72-66 — 204 Bryce Molder 71-67-66 — 204 Jerry Kelly 69-68-67 — 204 John Rollins 71-69-64 — 204 D.A. Points 68-67-69 — 204 Nicolas Colsaerts 65-68-71 — 204 Nick O’Hern 62-71-71 — 204 Jeff Maggert 67-71-67 — 205 David Mathis 68-70-67 — 205 Tim Petrovic 70-68-67 — 205 Patrick Cantlay 67-70-68 — 205 Jeff Overton 68-69-68 — 205 Zack Miller 70-69-66 — 205 Bill Lunde 69-67-69 — 205 Ben Curtis 69-71-65 — 205 Billy Horschel 67-65-73 — 205 Martin Flores 71-67-68 — 206 Chez Reavie 73-65-68 — 206 Nathan Green 72-66-68 — 206 Steven Bowditch 71-64-71 — 206 Matt Jones 70-66-70 — 206 Richard H. Lee 71-67-69 — 207 Rocco Mediate 67-71-69 — 207 Rod Pampling 70-68-69 — 207 Will Claxton 67-69-71 — 207 Garth Mulroy 73-67-67 — 207 Brian Gay 69-71-67 — 207 Frank Lickliter II 71-64-72 — 207 Mathew Goggin 69-70-69 — 208 D.J. Trahan 73-66-69 — 208 Ernie Els 71-68-69 — 208 Camilo Villegas 70-66-72 — 208 Davis Love III 69-67-72 — 208 John Merrick 72-68-68 — 208 Tim Herron 70-65-73 — 208 Jimmy Walker 73-68-67 — 208 Angel Cabrera 71-68-70 — 209 Derek Ernst 65-72-72 — 209 J.J. Killeen 67-72-70 — 209 Heath Slocum 70-70-69 — 209 Mark Anderson 71-70-68 — 209 Robert Karlsson 70-68-72 — 210 Patrick Reed 73-67-70 — 210 Scott Brown 73-68-69 — 210 Brian Davis 72-69-69 — 210 Kelly Kraft 72-69-69 — 210 Stephen Gangluff 70-67-74 — 211 Charlie Beljan 69-67-75 — 211 Bud Cauley 68-72-71 — 211 Vaughn Taylor 67-74-70 — 211 Miguel Angel Carballo 73-65-74 — 212 Chris Riley 70-69-73 — 212 Stephen Ames 71-68-73 — 212 Todd Hamilton 73-67-72 — 212 Erik Compton 69-71-72 — 212 Kevin Streelman 72-69-72 — 213 Cameron Beckman 71-70-72 — 213 Billy Mayfair 72-69-72 — 213 Garrett Willis 67-70-78 — 215 Ryuji Imada 70-70-77 — 217 J.B. Holmes 71-70-79 — 220

Portugal Masters leaders Saturday At Oceanico Victoria Golf Course Vilamoura, Portugal Purse: $2.91 million Yardage: 7,157; Par: 71 Third round Be. Wiesberger, Austria 70-65-65 — Ross Fisher, England 65-67-69 — Richard Finch, England 70-68-66 — M. Campbell, N Zealand 68-69-67 — Shane Lowry, Ireland 67-70-67 — Mark Foster, England 71-67-67 — Miguel Jimenez, Spain 69-68-68 — Andrew Dodt, Australia 72-70-64 — G. F.-Castano, Spain 68-71-68 — Chris. Nilsson, Sweden 67-70-69 — Andersson Hed, Sweden 69-67-70 — G. Murray, Scotland 66-76-65 — Markus Brier, Austria 69-71-67 — Anthony Wall, England 68-71-68 — R. Green, Australia 70-68-69 — P. Harrington, Ireland 69-67-71 — S. Gallacher, Scotland 65-70-72 — Fr. Molinari, Italy 71-71-66 — K. Horne, South Africa 69-72-67 — P. Whiteford, Scotland 70-71-67 — Oscar Floren, Sweden 73-68-67 — Lorenzo Gagli, Italy 72-69-67 — H. Stenson, Sweden 70-70-68 — Marcel Siem, Germany 72-68-68 — Tom Aiken, South Africa 68-71-69 — Also Micheel, U.S. 74-68-69 — R. Cabrera-Bello, Spain 68-71-73 — T. Olesen, Denmark 69-70-73 — Rich Beem, U.S. 70-72-71 —

200 201 204 204 204 205 205 206 206 206 206 207 207 207 207 207 207 208 208 208 208 208 208 208 208 211 212 212 213 Miccosukee Ch. Results Saturday At Miccosukee Golf and Country Club, Miami Purse: $600,000 Yardage: 7,084; Par: 71 Third round Shawn Stefani 68-71-62 — 201 Alistair Presnell 71-67-69 — 207 Christopher DeForest 65-70-72 — 207 Steve LeBrun 68-67-73 — 208 Kevin Tway 67-75-67 — 209 Andrew Svoboda 69-73-67 — 209 Nicholas Thompson 69-72-68 — 209 Travis Hampshire 69-71-69 — 209 Russell Henley 70-70-69 — 209 Steve Allan 68-74-68 — 210 Jamie Lovemark 71-70-69 — 210 Scott Gardiner 69-69-72 — 210 Cameron Percy 67-70-73 — 210 Brian Stuard 69-73-69 — 211 Doug Barron 69-73-69 — 211 Kent Jones 71-71-69 — 211 David Lingmerth 71-70-70 — 211 Aron Price 69-71-71 — 211 Michael Connell 66-74-71 — 211 Morgan Hoffmann 66-72-73 — 211 Bio Kim 71-72-69 — 212 Will MacKenzie 67-76-69 — 212 Bubba Dickerson 70-73-69 — 212 Joseph Bramlett 71-70-71 — 212 Scott Parel 70-70-72 — 212 Jin Park 72-68-72 — 212 Wes Short, Jr. 74-66-72 — 212 Robert Damron 67-73-72 — 212 Bronson La’Cassie 69-70-73 — 212 Craig Bowden 72-67-73 — 212 Scott Sterling 71-72-70 — 213 Josh Persons 75-68-70 — 213 Michael Letzig 74-69-70 — 213 Ron Whittaker 72-70-71 — 213 Ryan Armour 70-72-71 — 213 Wes Roach 69-73-71 — 213 Guy Boros 67-72-74 — 213 Scott Harrington 69-70-74 — 213 Andy Pope 70-72-72 — 214 Brett Wetterich 69-72-73 — 214 Doug LaBelle II 72-69-73 — 214 James Love 68-72-74 — 214 Luke List 70-70-74 — 214 John Kimbell 69-70-75 — 214 James Sacheck 72-71-72 — 215 Jeff Quinney 73-70-72 — 215 Chad Collins 73-69-73 — 215 Justin Bolli 69-71-75 — 215 Michael Putnam 68-71-76 — 215 Phillip Choi 66-72-77 — 215 Nick Flanagan 73-70-73 — 216 Richard Terga 70-72-74 — 216 Stuart Anderson 74-67-75 — 216 Lee Janzen 68-72-76 — 216 Jason Schultz 69-74-74 — 217 Tag Ridings 72-70-75 — 217 Jim Herman 70-72-75 — 217 Fabian Gomez 71-70-76 — 217 Richard Scott 71-72-75 — 218 Josh Broadaway 72-71-75 — 218 Martin Piller 72-71-75 — 218 James Hahn 69-73-76 — 218 Jason Allred 64-75-79 — 218 Andy Bare 73-70-78 — 221

Greater Hickory Classic Results Saturday At Rock Barn Golf and Spa (Jones Course) Conover, N.C. Purse: $1.6 million Yardage: 7,090; Par: 72 Second round Fred Funk 66-66 — 132 Larry Mize 66-67 — 133 Chip Beck 69-67 — 136 Duffy Waldorf 69-67 — 136 Mark Wiebe 67-69 — 136 Gene Sauers 69-68 — 137 Peter Senior 68-69 — 137 Dan Forsman 65-72 — 137 David Frost 66-71 — 137 Mark O’Meara 70-69 — 139 Bernhard Langer 70-69 — 139 John Cook 68-71 — 139

Jay Don Blake Dick Mast Loren Roberts Steve Pate Jeff Sluman Bobby Clampett Scott Simpson Bob Gilder Willie Wood Jeff Freeman Bruce Vaughan Rod Spittle Mark Mouland Russ Cochran Tom Lehman Bob Tway Hale Irwin Tommy Armour III Kirk Triplett Rick Fehr Roger Chapman Tom Jenkins Brad Faxon Mark McNulty Joel Edwards Andrew Magee Bobby Wadkins Steve Lowery Craig Stadler Joe Daley Kenny Perry Michael Allen Olin Browne Mark Brooks Mike Reid Corey Pavin Lance Ten Broeck Tom Purtzer Jerry Pate David Eger Gary Hallberg Tom Kite Jeff Hart David Peoples Eduardo Romero Sandy Lyle Jay Haas Wayne Levi Bill Glasson Gil Morgan Larry Nelson Jim Rutledge Mike Goodes Robin Byrd Chien Soon Lu Jim Thorpe Peter Jacobsen Walter Hall Mark Calcavecchia Allen Doyle D.A. Weibring Esteban Toledo John Harris Jim Gallagher, Jr. James Mason Dana Quigley P.H. Horgan III Jay Sigel John Huston

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Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia RESULTS Saturday At Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Purse: $1.9 million Yardage: 6,246; Par: 71 Third Round Na Yeon Choi 65-67-68 — 200 Inbee Park 69-68-65 — 202 Karrie Webb 65-71-68 — 204 Ai Miyazato 68-69-68 — 205 Suzann Pettersen 71-64-70 — 205 Paula Creamer 69-67-70 — 206 Catriona Matthew 68-68-70 — 206 Mika Miyazato 66-69-71 — 206 Brittany Lang 69-68-70 — 207 a-Ariya Jutanugarn 69-72-67 — 208 So Yeon Ryu 68-73-67 — 208 Lindsey Wright 70-66-72 — 208 Sun Young Yoo 66-70-72 — 208 Azahara Munoz 71-71-67 — 209 Karin Sjodin 70-71-68 — 209 Hee Young Park 67-72-70 — 209 Eun-Hee Ji 70-67-72 — 209 I.K. Kim 70-67-72 — 209 Momoko Ueda 68-67-74 — 209 Sydnee Michaels 69-65-75 — 209 Chella Choi 71-74-65 — 210 Jiyai Shin 71-70-69 — 210 Ilhee Lee 69-71-70 — 210 Karine Icher 70-69-71 — 210 Amy Yang 70-69-71 — 210 Beatriz Recari 72-66-73 — 211 Lizette Salas 68-67-76 — 211 Candie Kung 70-71-71 — 212 Jessica Korda 68-71-73 — 212 Stacy Lewis 70-69-73 — 212 Caroline Hedwall 70-67-75 — 212 Jenny Shin 72-74-67 — 213 Sandra Gal 72-71-70 — 213 Shanshan Feng 70-72-71 — 213 Cindy LaCrosse 70-72-71 — 213 Anna Nordqvist 72-70-71 — 213 Mo Martin 70-70-73 — 213 Cristie Kerr 68-77-69 — 214 Julieta Granada 72-72-70 — 214 Meena Lee 73-68-73 — 214 Gerina Piller 70-74-71 — 215 Mina Harigae 70-71-74 — 215 Katherine Hull 70-71-74 — 215 Nicole Castrale 78-67-71 — 216 Pornanong Phatlum 74-70-72 — 216 Hee-Won Han 67-75-74 — 216 Lexi Thompson 69-71-76 — 216 Michelle Wie 75-72-70 — 217 Jennifer Johnson 74-72-71 — 217 Sophie Gustafson 71-74-72 — 217 Danielle Kang 72-73-72 — 217 Brittany Lincicome 71-73-73 — 217 Yani Tseng 78-72-68 — 218 Jodi Ewart 73-75-70 — 218 a-Ssu-Chia Cheng 75-72-73 — 220 a-Aretha Pan 73-73-75 — 221 Haeji Kang 69-76-76 — 221 Alison Walshe 71-72-78 — 221 Vicky Hurst 69-81-72 — 222 Angela Stanford 73-79-71 — 223 Mariajo Uribe 81-73-70 — 224 Giulia Sergas 76-72-76 — 224 Ainil Johani 73-80-74 — 227 Jean Chua 75-73-79 — 227 Amanda Blumenherst 72-76-80 — 228 Carly Booth 80-75-76 — 231 Morgan Pressel 79-83-81 — 243 a-Sarfina Vinota 81-84-81 — 246

Hole-in-one THURSDAY JIM GOLDEN, at Perry Country Club’s 223yard Hole No. 17 with a 3-wood. Witnesses: Connie Anderson, Sue Kovalewski, Rick Jensen.


BASEBALL American League NEW YORK YANKEES — Activated RHP Cody Eppley to the League Championship Series roster. Deactivated INF Eduardo Nunez. BASKETBALL National Basketball Association GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS — Waived G Stefhon Hannah. FOOTBALL National Football League NFL — Suspended Tampa Bay CB Aqib Talib four games for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. BUFFALO BILLS — Signed DT Jay Ross and OL David Snow from the practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS — Signed QB Thaddeus Lewis to the practice squad. GREEN BAY PACKERS — Signed G Greg Van Roten from the practice squad. PITTSBURGH STEELERS — Released TE Weslye Saunders. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS — Signed DE Markus White from the practice squad. HOCKEY Central Hockey League MISSOURI MAVERICKS — Waived D Aaron Schwartz. TEXAS BRAHMAS — Announced F Riley Boychuk and F Shawn Szydlowski were assigned to the team by Rochester (AHL). Waived F Brian Yanovitch, F Paul Lee, F Kevin Willer and F Justin Fox. COLLEGE WAKE FOREST — Suspended S Duran Lowe and OT Devin Bolling indefinitely.

Tennis WTA Generali Ladies Linz Results Saturday At Intersport Arena Linz Linz, Austria Purse: $220,000 (Intl.) Surface: Hard-Indoor Singles Semifinals Julia Goerges (5), Germany, def. Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium, 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. Victoria Azarenka (1), Belarus, def. IrinaCamelia Begu, Romania, 6-2, 6-1. Doubles Semifinals Julia Goerges, Germany, and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova (2), Czech Republic, def. Daniela Hantuchova, Slovakia, and Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-7 (3), 6-3, 10-3.




Cajun relishing outdoors in Kansas


OCTOBER 14, 2012 the capital-journal

NOTEBOOK will be required for every Green Team to host KDWPT hunter but a hunting license is only required for 16 or older. youth deer hunts A hunter safety permit is You don’t have any deer hunting experience? No problem. The Westar Green Energy Team is encouraging youth hoping to learn about deer hunting and the Kansas outdoors. The Green Team is hosting a rifle deer hunt for youth and their mentors who don’t have deer hunting experience. The hunt is at Jeffrey Energy Center north of St. Marys. Dates for hunting will be Nov. 28-Dec. 9 (early) and Jan. 1-13 (and late rifle seasons). Youth 12 years old or above are invited to apply. Applicants will be selected on a first-come, first-serve basis, with a limited number of slots. Each youth must have an adult mentor and hunts will be from blinds and guided by a Westar Energy employee who are volunteers. A rifle isn’t a requirement, and Westar can provide one if needed. An orientation session will be Nov. 17. Safety and deer biology will be covered and youth will be able to sight in their rifles. A Unit 9 deer permit from

required for this hunt for those 16 or older. Applications will be accepted through Nov. 2 and hunters will be notified by Nov. 7. To apply, contact Barb Cornelius at 575-8125. THE TOPEKA AREA chapter of Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever will sponsor a youth-only pheasant hunt Oct. 27 at Cokely Farms near Delia, north of Topeka. The hunt is for boys and girls 10-18 years old. The youth must have experience handling and firing a firearm safely, but they don’t have to have hunting experience. Hunters must provide their own shotgun, but ammunition will be provided. The event is free and a small lunch will be provided to participants after the hunt. Limited spaces are available, and if interested contact Steve Swaffar at 554-6313. NOTE: To see Kansas Crappie Trail results from Pomona Lake, see Scoreboard, Page 8D. From staff reports



Jeff Davis, 43, is a transplanted Cajun. He was brought to Kansas via the Army in 1991 and despite this being the last place he wanted to go he’s been here ever since. Outdoor opportunities like excellent crappie fishing along with other advantages have made his choice the right one.

Davis fits right in with Kansas’ fishing fare Kansas definitely has a reputation and is known for many things. Wheat, prairie, The Wizard of Oz and tornadoes are all images conjured up when someone mentions the Sunflower State outside of our confines. And if you’re an outdoor enthusiast there are also images imagined MARC make Kansas a MURRELL that pretty good place to live. Big whitetails, abundant turkeys, three species of upland birds and some fantastic fishing for crappie, channel catfish, wipers, white bass and walleye all make Kansas outdoors wonderful. And while it took a stint in the army to convince a lifelong Cajun that Kansas wasn’t so bad, he wouldn’t have it any other way now. “When I was in the Army they gave you your choice of three duty stations where you would like to go, and one where you didn’t,” said Spring Hill resident Jeff Davis, 43. “I listed Kansas as the place I didn’t want to go. “Guess where I ended up?” he said, laughing. Davis was stationed at Ft. Riley in 1991 as a field artillery surveyor. Growing up in and around New Orleans, Davis was a bit hesitant about coming to Kansas. “There was a perception that Kansas was nothing but a bunch of hicks and flat all over like it is in western Kansas,” Davis said. “And I quickly found that wasn’t the case.” Davis grew up hunting and fishing, but not to the extent you’d think. So when he was exposed to the Kansas landscape he found it inviting and started exploring. “The Flint Hills are beautiful,” Davis said. “When I got here I’d go to Tuttle Creek Reservoir and fish for crappie and fish Milford Reservoir, too. And Ft. Riley had some ponds on base that were pretty good and I started fishing them whenever I got a chance.” So when Davis’ four years were up in the Army he had a choice to make. He could go back home to Louisiana or continue living in Kansas. “It was an easy choice,” Davis said of his decision to stay. “Kansas was such a nice area compared to New Orleans, it’s cleaner, safer and a better area to raise kids.” Davis moved to the Overland Park area. But what he found was that he was driving down to Hillsdale Reservoir and fishing a lot so he and his wife decided to move to Spring Hill several years ago. “She’s from a small town and liked it just fine and I enjoy it, too,” Davis said. The bowhunting bug has bitten Davis recently. He started doing it two years ago and admits he’s still learning. Like veteran


Wiper fishing has got into Jeff Davis’ blood recently. He’s taken great satisfaction in figuring out a pattern on LaCygne Power Plant Lake for catching big wipers like this one he landed on a recent outing. and novice bowhunters alike, one of the biggest things he’s had to deal with was buck fever. “I haven’t killed a deer yet,” Davis said. “But I got close. I had this eight-point buck standing broadside at 15 yards and he didn’t have a clue I was there. I tried to draw back and I was shaking so bad the arrow fell off the rest and fell to the ground and the deer spooked.” Davis admits he’s fortunate he’s met a lot of nice people with the same outdoor interests since he’s been in Kansas. He enjoys spending time with them and some of their adventures run the gamut both near and far. “My first choice for fishing is crappie, but my favorite fish is whatever Mother Nature brings me,” Davis said. “I love catching big wipers at LaCygne and white bass at Melvern or Hillsdale reservoirs.” Davis enjoys learning new methods for fishing, and the wiper bite at LaCygne Power Plant Lake had him preoccupied several times this summer. He and friends would drift or vertical-fish cut bait and locate schools of wipers with their electronics. Success wasn’t always immediate or constant, but many really nice fish were caught often enough it kept him going back. The biggest in his boat was nearly 30 inches — a nice fish by anyone’s standards. Davis is likely most at home on the front of his boat fishing long rods for crappie at any number of northeast Kansas waters. He was there last week with a couple friends

fishing Melvern Reservoir on a beautiful fall day. Light winds and pleasant temperatures made the day a success even before any fish were caught when the trio met at the boat ramp at 1 p.m. The target was mid-depth brush piles, anywhere from 10-20 feet. Minnows on a double rig or single rig would be dropped into and around the piles that Davis had marked with waypoints on his electronics. Davis admitted he didn’t have any recent fishing information because he hadn’t fished Melvern in several weeks. So it was going to be a day of hunting and searching trying to figure out a pattern. Over the course of the next few hours there were plenty of fish caught. However, most of them fell into the “dink” category quickly disgruntling the boat’s captain as he’d fire up and go searching for hungry, keeper-sized fish. The tactic paid off in the form of a dozen nice fish up to 13 inches long. While not a stellar day, it was enough of a mess to feed a family of four with leftovers for a fish sandwich or two. As the day came to a close, Davis commented on the gorgeous fall weather and breathtaking sunset. He doesn’t really think he’s missed anything staying in Kansas and thinks his decision was the right one. “Kansas has a lot to offer outdoors,” he said. “It’s a wonderful place and if I had it to do all over again I’d do it. It’s beautiful.” Marc Murrell can be reached at

14 — Fun shoot, Locust Point Gun Club, Atchison-Tomlinson shoot for the Overbrook 4-H livestock. Mark Tomlinson, 665-7349. 14 — Special Olympics benefit shoot, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 19-21 — First Santa Fe Trail Plainsman Muzzleloading Club rendezvous with Territorial shoot at Overbrook range. Hours 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday. Phil Mott (620) 528-3502 or Cathy Hittle at chittle@ 20 — Boy Scout Sporting Clay shoot for character, 9 a.m.-noon shooting times, 1 p.m. lunch and awards. Ty Roberts, 276-3355, or 20 — 20th annual NWTF Flint Hills Gobblers youth waterfowl hunt at Flint Hills National Refuge Area, Hartford. Free, openings available. Gib Rhodes at (620) 437-2012. 21 — Kansas Crappie Trail tournament, Toronto, contact Greg at (913) 980-1954. 21 — NSCA registered shoots, Locust Point Gun Club, Autumn’s falling targets, 828-3406. 21 — European pheasant hunt, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 25 — Couples night, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 27 — Topeka chapter Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever youth only pheasant hunt ages 10-18 at Cokeley Farms near Delia. Free, limited spaces

available. Contact Steve Swaffar 584-6313. 27 — Trick or treat shoot, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. 28 — Locust Point Gun Club, 15th annual Fall Sporting Clays Shoot for the Shamrock Council No. 07769 of Knights of Columbus. Kevin Payne, 6333630; Fred Rosetta, (620) 699-3485; Walt Henry, (620) 528-3376. 28 — Bait Hut Just for Fun crappie tournament at Clinton State Park, entry forms at www. or at the Bait Hut, 715 N.E. US Highway 24 in Topeka. Don at 232-7400. 28 — Most Pure Heart benefit shoot, Ravenwood Lodge, 256-6444. NOVEMBER 3-4 — Crappie Trail Classic, Clinton Reservoir, launches 7 a.m., weigh-ins are 3:30 p.m. Contact Greg at (913) 980-1954. 13 — Friends of the Kaw annual dinner and silent auction, 6-10 p.m. at Uncle Buck’s at Bass Pro Shops in Olathe. Speaker Melinda Daniels, Kansas State geology professor. $40, RSVP by Nov. 9. Laura Calwell, 312-7200 or (913) 963-3460. 18 — NSCA registered shoots, Locust Point Gun Club, Osage Orange Shoot, 828-3406. DECEMBER 16 — NSCA registered shoots, Locust Point Gun Club, Christmas elf shoot, 828-3406.

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Aging A-Rod facing day of reckoning Joe Girardi should be manager of the year just for the guts it took to sit down his $275 million third baseman and help the New York Yankees advance a step closer to the World Series. Benching Alex Rodriguez might turn out to be the easiest move in a drama that is suitable for Broadway, but will play out instead in the Bronx. What do you do TIM DAHLBERG now with an aging and increasingly fragile player who now threatens to be a drag on the Yankees for years to come? The immediate answer Saturday night was to put A-Rod back in the lineup against the Detroit Tigers and hope he might guess correctly and square up on a fastball. Girardi declared him “raring to go,” relying on the same instincts that have proven remarkably successful the last few days. “Sometimes you look at a guy’s eyes,” Girardi said. “Sometimes you listen to his words.” Sometimes you watch him bat, too, which is how A-Rod ended up in this spot to begin with. The day of reckoning was always going to come for the Yankees, ever since the Steinbrenner brothers caved in and re-signed A-Rod in 2007 to a pact even more onerous than the $252 million deal he brought to the team. Included were bonuses for what was going to be a series of grand days at Yankee Stadium as Rodriguez chased the biggest names in the game’s history on his way to the career home run record. The Steinbrenners might not have known then what everyone knows now — that A-Rod was a juicer at least during the most prolific years of his career. But with Barry Bonds very much in the news during those days they should have at least suspected a player who hit home runs like no other might have had a little help along the way. They doubled down on A-Rod because he put people in the seats and in front of their televisions. Then they tried to sell it to New York fans by portraying the self-absorbed slugger as some sort of heroic figure for sticking with the pinstripes. “He is making a sacrifice to be a Yankee, there’s no question,” Hank Steinbrenner said at the time. “He showed what was really in his heart and what he really wanted.” That the Yankees are stuck now with a player who can’t hit a right-hander, can’t handle a fastball, and can’t stay healthy isn’t going to win them much sympathy. At a time when they’re trying to keep a whopping $210 million payroll more manageable to avoid more looming luxury taxes, they’ve got him for the next five years at a price of at least $114 million. This year’s tab was even more shocking: A cool $29 million going into A-Rod’s pocket plus $11.6 million in luxury tax for a grand total of $40.6 million. All for a player who went 2 for 16 in the series with the Baltimore Orioles and looked so confused at the plate that Girardi pinch hit for him twice in game-changing situations before finally just benching him for good in the game Friday night that decided whether the Yankees would go on or go home. It’s not just the money, though money is always mentioned every time Rodriguez becomes the subject of the conversation. Has to be, because by the time the Yankees are done paying him off, A-Rod will have made a staggering halfbillion dollars or so playing baseball. As long as he kept hitting, that would have been fine with Yankee fans. They would have continued cheering him as he continued his inexorable climb up the home run charts, ignoring the fact that many of them were fueled by steroids. By the time he finally broke the illegitimate mark set by Bonds he would have been paid another $30 million in bonuses, and work would be underway for his inclusion in monument park in the new Yankee Stadium. Like most steroid users, though, his body is beginning to break down. He’s an old 37, and his trips to the disabled list have become commonplace. Once considered a lock to break the home run mark, there seems no way now he can hit the 115 home runs he needs to catch Bonds. Rodriguez helped the Yankees win a World Series in 2009 — the only ring he has earned in his career. But he’s hitting .152 with no homers and six RBIs in postseason play since then, and hasn’t homered in his last 84 at-bats. There’s not much the Yankees can do about it. Any idea of a trade is almost laughable considering his contract, and it’s hard to imagine any team wanting him anyway. He’ll likely finish his career in pinstripes as a very average and often hurt third baseman booed by home fans every time he goes into a slump. It’s hard to imagine him ever getting a plaque at Yankee Stadium like Derek Jeter will surely get. With his admission of steroid use he’s not a lock for the Hall of Fame, either. Nobody is going to feel sorry for Rodriguez, no matter how it ends. He isn’t a sympathetic figure to begin with, and the obscene amount of money he has made playing baseball further colors almost every impression of him, even when he makes a point of cheering on his teammates from the dugout. The Yankees bought into him anyway. And nobody will feel sorry for them as they continue to pay the price. Tim Dahlberg is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press.

Cardinals, Giants rallies remarkable


Doug Fister and the Tigers were tied 4-4 at press time against the Yankees. Raul Ibanez hit a two-run home run to tie the game in the ninth inning.

LCS teams face tricky travel

Five-game series result

in last-minute plans

The Associated Press The San Francisco Giants had their travel schedule perfectly planned. Until their plane in Cincinnati needed more fuel and then experienced a mechanical problem. “Unbelievable,” manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday, back to work after sleeping from 8:30 a.m. until just after 11. “Everything right, last out, ready to go.” The condensed schedule this year and the wacky Game 5s in every division series sent traveling secretaries spinning to get clubs where they needed to be on short notice. The Giants — who stayed put in Cincinnati to wait out their next opponent — were delayed more than three hours sitting on the tarmac in as their plane refueled. Initially, the plane had enough gas to take the NL West winners to Washington, where they thought they would be playing Game 1 of the NL championship series against the Nationals on Sunday. When the Cardinals rallied to win in the ninth, the plan changed and more fuel was needed to get back to the Bay Area. The Giants finally landed in San Francisco at 5:09 a.m. They began watching Game 5 of the Cardinals-Nationals at their team hotel, then watched the remainder in the team plane — gathered around iPads and personal computers. Some San Francisco players were even talking their wives on the phone during the Cardinals-Nationals game to get updates. “Something I learned in 2010 is the travel’s not always the easiest part of the postseason,” Giants catcher Buster Posey said. “You get in late, you’re flying four, five hours from coast to coast. I think you learn how to make sure your body’s ready to go in order to play the next day. We were in a weird position just having to stick around Cincinnati. Whoever made the call to stay and watch the end of the game, I give them credit because I was ready to hop on the plane to D.C.” The Giants barely beat the Cardinals to the West Coast. St. Louis landed shortly after 6 a.m. Pitcher Kyle Lohse said he got a “little bit” of sleep. “Enough,” he said. “You get used to the crazy travel schedule. I got up at noon and convinced them (at the hotel) to still make me breakfast — to cook me up some eggs, so that was nice.” The Tigers had it only slightly better than San Francisco, leaving Detroit for New York to arrive at their hotel just before midnight. “I don’t worry about the small stuff. That’s small stuff to me,” Leyland said. “At this time of the year if you are playing and you are complaining, there is something wrong with you. We are still playing and we are in the final four, it is what it is.” But, the Tigers had just won Game 5 in

Oakland on Thursday night. They flew home from the West Coast, landing at 10 a.m. It was a quick turnaround after that once the Yankees eliminated the wild-card Orioles. “We were in the position where we let everybody go home, get some rest, get packed up,” Detroit general manager Dave Dombrowski said. “And we said, ‘We’ll just watch the game and if New York wins, be ready in two hours,’ and everybody was there.” Lohse wasn’t feeling too awfully sorry for San Francisco. “It was tough,” he said. “I’d like to say I feel bad for them.”

Now starting Anibal Sanchez is finally feeling comfortable with his new Detroit teammates, and it shows in his performance. He’ll get a chance to prove his erratic start is fully behind him when he gets the ball for Tigers in Game 2 on Sunday in New York. “Right now I’m really, you know, together with the team. I say that when I come here it is really tough for me because nobody knows me, especially with the teammates, how to make friends on the team,” Sanchez said before Game 1. “But right now everybody’s on the same page. I am really excited to be part of this team, especially the rotation, a pretty good rotation right now.” The Yankees will send Hiroki Kuroda to the mound on short rest for the first time in his major league career. Sanchez came to Detroit with second baseman Omar Infante in a July trade with Miami for highly touted Jacob Turner and two minor leaguers. He was 4-6 with a 3.74 ERA in 12 starts for Detriot but gave up only one run in 15 1/3 innings in his final two regular-season starts. And he was the hard-luck loser in Game 3 of the division series, giving up two runs in 6 1/3 innings of a 2-0 loss to the Oakland A’s. Jim Leyland says the 28-year-old Sanchez just needed to get acclimated to his new environment before he would realize the potential he’s showed at 22 with a nohitter for Miami. “I just think he got to know the manager, the pitching coach. He got to know his teammates. “His wife was pregnant and going to have a baby, they just had a child here recently,” Leyland said. “There’s a lot of stress and things that go along with moving to another team, particularly a team in a pennant race with a lot of responsibility.” Kuroda, on the other hand, felt right at home in New York. The 37-year-old righthander was 11-6 with a 2.72 ERA in 19 regular-season starts. He pitched into the ninth on Wednesday night in a Game 3 win for the Yankees on an extra day’s rest. “This is probably the shortest rest that I have ever had in my baseball career, but at this point of the season, you know, we can’t really be talking about anything but to win,” Kuroda said. “So I’m just going to prepare myself to win this game, like I always have been, throughout the season.

The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — As many times as he gets asked, Cardinals closer Jason Motte still has no perfect answer for how St. Louis found a way to win at Washington after trailing 6-0 and get back to the NL championship series. “These guys just prove what big hearts they have and how much they go out there and work their butts off,” said Motte, Friday night’s winning pitcher. “Someone asked me last night how we keep doing it, and I said, ‘I don’t know, maybe we’re just stubborn. We just don’t give up.’ That’s kind of how you have to be.” St. Louis manager Mike Matheny will watch the game again, once things slow down, so he can truly appreciate just what his Cardinals accomplished in beating the Nationals — the team with baseball’s best record this season. San Francisco skipper Bruce Bochy doesn’t need another look to know how impressive the reigning World Series champions’ ninth-inning comeback was for a 9-7 victory in the nation’s capital. Bochy’s team had its own remarkable rally that’s not quite as fresh as the Cardinals’ feat: Three road wins at Cincinnati to advance after dropping the first two games of the division series at home to the Reds. The last two World Series winners sure are showing their championship mettle in midOctober. They will face off in Game 1 of the NLCS on Sunday night at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Left-hander Madison Bumgarner gets the ball for the Giants at home against 6-foot-5 righthander Lance Lynn. Bumgarner, a 16-game winner this year, lost Game 2 of the NL division series here to Cincinnati. “I felt good last time, things just didn’t go my way,” Bum-


St. Louis Cardinals (Lynn 18-7) at San Francisco Giants (Bumgarner 16-11), 7:15 p.m. Sunday, KTMJ (27.2)

garner said. “That’s the way this game is.” While the Giants became the eighth team to come back from a 2-0 deficit in a best-of-five series and first to do it on the road, the Cardinals earned the biggest comeback ever in a winner-take-all postseason game, according to STATS LLC. “It really hasn’t sunk in,” Matheny said after an all-night, cross-country trip to the Bay Area. “I see a knockdown-drag out ahead of us. I’m certain Major League Baseball has to be very pleased with the caliber of baseball that’s happened so far in this postseason. And I don’t see any reason why the excitement wouldn’t continue. We’re looking at two well-rounded teams.” Daniel Descalso hit a tying, two-out single, and Pete Kozma added a go-ahead, two-run single to lead the Cardinals’ rally. The Giants, all the while, waited out the game on their team plane still parked on the tarmac in Cincinnati. Players gathered around iPads to watch the improbable comeback by a Cardinals club managed by former Giants catcher, Matheny. The Cardinals have won all six of their games when facing elimination the past two years, down to their final strike not once but twice against the Texas Rangers in last year’s World Series before prevailing. This time, they did it against the team with 98 wins. The Giants barely beat St. Louis to San Francisco after getting delayed more than three hours as their plane refueled and dealt with mechanical problems. Instead of flying to Washington, the Giants got to come home. They landed at 5:09 a.m.

Nationals’ season ends painfully The Associated Press WASHINGTON — For their first seven years, filled with on-field losses and off-field gaffes, the Washington Nationals merely existed, barely mattered. That’s why so much that happened in 2012 felt new and significant to them. All the regular-season wins — a best-inbaseball 98 — and the NL East title, the postseason highs and lows, the intense attention to the decision to shut down Stephen Strasburg in September. And when it ended, in as difficult-to-digest a way as possible, the soft voices in the quiet Nationals clubhouse kept repeating the same word in the wee hours of Saturday, saying they would “learn” from what happened. Learn from what for nearly every member of a young roster was a debut trip to the playoffs. Learn from a 9-7 loss to the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of their NL division series — a game Washington led 6-0 early, then 7-5 with two outs in the ninth inning. So close, yet so far. No team in baseball history had blown a lead of more than four runs en route losing a winner-take-all postseason game. Manager Davey Johnson: “We proved our worth and we just need to let this be a lesson and ... learn from it, have more resolve, come back and carry it a lot farther.” Closer Drew Storen, who five times threw a pitch while one strike from a victory but each was called a ball: “It’s the best job when you’re good at it. It’s the worst job when you fail. Just got to learn from it.” General manager Mike Rizzo:

“Just knowing the character and the makeup of the core guys in this clubhouse, I think we’ll use it as a learning tool, as a learning experience, and have a burning desire for it never to happen again. I think in the long run it’ll be something that we look back on and say, ‘It was an experience, it was a tough experience, but it’s one that makes you grow.’” It was Rizzo who made perhaps the most talked-about personnel move in all of baseball this year, leaving Strasburg off the NLDS roster after making the prized right-hander stop pitching with about 3½ weeks left in the regular season. This was Strasburg’s first full season following reconstructive surgery on his right elbow, and Washington wanted to protect him for the future. “I stand by my decision, and we’ll take the criticism as it comes,” Rizzo said, “but we have to do what’s best for the Washington Nationals, and we think we did.” The feeling around the club is its best days are on the horizon, that winning will now become a regular occurrence. With a core of All-Stars Strasburg and Gio Gonzalez, plus Jordan Zimmermann, in the rotation, and Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman and Ian Desmond in the everyday lineup, the Nationals like the way they’ve set themselves up. “Somebody once said to me, ‘When you look back at years of losing, you just smile, because when it gets to the winning, it’s awful sweet.’ I think we’ve reached that stage,” said Mark Lerner, son of Nationals principal owner Ted Lerner, “and we’ll be good for a long, long time to come.”

news writing Oct. 14  

News and writing Oct. 14

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