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Email points to South teacher’s identity By Joanna Hlavacek email@example.com
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THE KANSAS STATE BOARD OF CANVASSERS, which includes Gov. Sam Brownback, Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Deputy Attorney General Athena Andaya, meet Wednesday to certify the 2016 election results in Kansas. Kobach said afterward that he accepts President-elect Donald Trump’s assertion that the number of illegal votes cast in the election exceeded Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory in the popular vote.
Kobach endorses Trump’s baseless claim Says up to 3.2M ballots may have been cast in U.S. by noncitizens By Peter Hancock firstname.lastname@example.org
Topeka — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said Wednesday, without providing evidence, that he agrees with President-elect Donald Trump’s assertion that the number of illegal votes cast in the Nov. 8 general election exceeded Democrat Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory in the popular vote. Trump made that assertion in a Twitter post on Tuesday. It has been roundly refuted by election officials in most states. Speaking with reporters after a meeting of the State
exceeded Democrat Hillary Clinton’s margin of victory in the popular vote. He said that number was based on a much-criticized study conducted at Old Dominion University that was based on polling data from the 2008 and 2010 elections by the Cooperative Congressional Election Survey, a project of Harvard University. That study estimated that as many as 11.3 percent of non-U.S. citizens living in the country, both legally and illegally, reported that they had voted in in the 2008 and 2010 elections.
... you can probably conclude that a very high percentage (of noncitizens who allegedly voted illegally) voted for Hillary Clinton given the diametric opposite positions of the two candidates on the immigration issue.” — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach
Board of Canvassers, which certified the results of the election in Kansas, Kobach said as many as 3.2 million votes may have been cast illegally by non-U.S. citizens. The Kansas State Board of Canvassers, which includes Gov. Sam Brownback, Secretary of State
Kris Kobach and Deputy Attorney General Athena Andaya, met Wednesday to certify results of the 2016 elections in Kansas. Kobach said afterward that he accepts President-elect Donald Trump’s assertion that the number of illegal votes cast in the election
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Official: Brownback prime for appointment By Peter Hancock email@example.com
Speculation centers on ag secretary, ambassador jobs
Clay Barker A top official in the Kansas spoke as part of a Republican Party fueled specupanel discussion lation Wednesday that Gov. at the Dole InSam Brownback could be chostitute of Politics sen for a job in President-elect Brownback Wednesday that Donald Trump’s administrafocused on anation. lyzing the results of the 2016
state elections in Kansas. But the conversation frequently drifted into the presidential race, and in particular the impact it could have on the future of politics in Kansas. “I have no inside information about the nominations,”
Barker said. “But someone on the Trump team told me that there are positions, I have no idea which ones, that if Gov. Brownback wanted them, he could have them.”
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What is it to write? Why is it important? Why should aspiring writers keep at it despite a world full of distractions? Celebrated author Zadie Smith, whose breakout novel “White Teeth” was published in 2000 to
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rave reviews, is expected to explore those questions during “Why Write? An Evening with Zadie Smith,” at 7:30 p.m. today in the ballroom at the Kansas Union. The event is part of the Hall Center for the Humanities Lecture Series at
the University of Kansas. In addition to her lecture, Smith will read excerpts from her new novel, “Swing Time” (2016), at tonight’s event. — Staff reports
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An email shared with the Journal-World on Wednesday indirectly confirms that the employee whose resignation was accepted by the Lawrence school board Monday and the South Middle School teacher who has been under investigation for allegedly making racSCHOOLS ist remarks in the class are the same person. The email, sent by South Principal Jennifer Bessolo to school staff and families earlier this week, does not identify the teacher by name, but does mirror language used in an enclosure included in the school board’s Nov. 28 meeting agenda. “I am writing to share with you that the employee who was the subject of the pending investigation has resigned, effective May 25, 2017. The Lawrence Board of Education on Monday night approved placing the employee on administrative leave for the duration of the school year,” Bessolo wrote in the email.
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Haskell rape case suspect accepts plea deal By Conrad Swanson firstname.lastname@example.org
Initially facing decades in prison, a former Haskell Indian Nations University student accused of rape pleaded no contest last week to a lesser charge. He now faces a maximum sentence of less than three years. After entering his plea on Nov. 21, Jared Wheeler was convicted of a single f e l o n y charge of aggravated battery. He originally faced two felony Wheeler counts of rape and one felony count of aggravated criminal sodomy.
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Brownback himself has declined to comment on that speculation. “I’m just making no comments about anything regarding the Trump administration,” Brownback told reporters Tuesday. Part of the Kansas political world has been changed already with Trump’s nomination of U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo, of Wichita, to be CIA Director. If he is confirmed, as most observers think he will be, that would prompt a special election to fill his congressional seat. Already, several highprofile Republicans from the Wichita area have expressed interest in that seat, including State Treasurer Ron Estes. In addition, Trump last week interviewed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who was photographed going into the meeting holding a document that was labeled a “strategic plan” for the Department of Homeland Security. If Pompeo resigns his seat to accept the CIA post, it would be filled by a special election that would likely take place in February or March. But the governor would make appointments to fill vacancies in state offices of Treasurer or Secretary of State.
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CLAY BARKER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE KANSAS REPUBLICAN PARTY, speaks Wednesday at the Dole Institute of Politics on the University of Kansas campus.
I’m just making no comments about anything regarding the Trump administration.” — Gov. Sam Brownback
If Brownback is also selected for an administration job, however, his office would fall to Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, which could raise questions about conflict of interest because he is also a plastic surgeon and a partner in a Johnson County medical practice. The last time a Kansas governor resigned to take a job in a new presidential administration
was 2009, when thenGov. Kathleen Sebelius, a Democrat, resigned to become Secretary of Health and Human Services in President Barack Obama’s administration. Brownback was first elected governor in 2010 and was re-elected in 2014. The Kansas Constitution limits governors to serving no more than two consecutive four-year terms, so he
cannot run for re-election as governor again in 2018. Much of the discussion at the Dole Institute’s post-election conference focused on Brownback and the impact he had on the 2016 state legislative races, when conservatives allied with him lost eight seats in the Kansas Senate, and 13 more in the House. Several people on the panel said they thought the election was a referendum on the Brownback administration. “Gov. Brownback’s approval rating over 10 polls is about 22 percent,” said Bob Beatty, a political science professor at
Washburn University in Topeka. “Keep in mind folks, this is the worst approval rating of any governor in the nation,” he added, “and we’ve had two governors, one in Maine and one in Alabama, who are embroiled in ridiculous scandals. So this is a scandal-free governor at 22 percent.” Some on the panel noted that Brownback has accomplished nearly every policy goal he had hoped for when he first ran in 2010. And while those policies, including the sweeping tax cuts he championed, may not have worked out as planned, there may not be much left for Brownback to do as governor, especially with a more moderate Legislature coming in for his final two years in office. Barker, however, said he thinks Brownback could remain a significant force in the Statehouse, if he chooses to stay. “Sam Brownback, whether you like him or not, is one of the most successful politicians in Kansas history,” he said. “Five statewide victories (three as U.S. senator and one as governor). He’s worked with different legislatures and I think he’s going to be open to different solutions.” — Statehouse reporter Peter Hancock can be reached at 354-4222. Follow him on Twitter: @LJWpqhancock
Presidential candidate advisers on roster for next week’s conference Staff reports
The Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has released a list of prominent presidential candidate advisers, pollsters, journalists and others coming to campus for next week’s Post-Election Conference. The nationally recognized biennial event will take place Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 at the Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive. The Dole Center announced Wednesday that the following panelists are scheduled to participate: l Alex Burns — political correspondent, The New York Times l Jai Chabria — senior adviser, John Kasich campaign l Alan Cobb — senior adviser and director of coalitions,
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That information is consistent with what the public was told at the Nov. 28 meeting, during which the board — in a break from its standard practice — accepted the teacher’s resignation without ever publicly disclosing the teacher’s name. But Bessolo’s email to South parents and staff also included additional information that further identified the teacher — namely that he was a social studies teacher at South. “For the balance of this semester, Ms. Shelley Lucas, a certified teacher, will be teaching social studies at South,” Bessolo’s email concluded. “We will interview candidates to hire a fulltime teacher for this position.” The information about the individual being a social studies teacher at South was not provided to the general public at the meeting. It also was not provided to the Journal-World when it asked on Tuesday what information had been
Donald Trump campaign l Michael Glassner — deputy campaign manager, Trump campaign l Todd Harris — senior adviser, Marco Rubio campaign l Caitlin Huey-Burns — national political reporter, RealClearPolitics l Sarah Isgur Flores — deputy campaign manager, Carly Fiorina campaign l Sasha Issenberg — contributor, Bloomberg Politics; Washington correspondent, Monocle l M.J. Lee — national political reporter, CNN l Marlon Marshall — director of state campaigns and political engagement, Clinton campaign l John McLaughlin — pollster, Trump campaign l Mary Meyn — director of research, Edison Research
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White House correspondent, The Wall Street Journal l Jennifer Palmieri — director of communications, Hillary Clinton campaign l Christina Reynolds — deputy communications director, Clinton campaign l Jeff Roe — campaign manager, Ted Cruz campaign l Symone Sanders — national press secretary, Bernie Sanders campaign l Luke Thompson — special adviser and chief empiricist, Right to Rise (Jeb Bush Super PAC)
Several of the panelists are KU alumni, including Glassner, Marshall and McCain Nelson. Since 2006, the Dole Institute has hosted a biennial Post-Election Conference to break down key strategies of elections, and
For the balance of this semester, Ms. Shelley Lucas, a certified teacher, will be teaching social studies at South. We will interview candidates to hire a full-time teacher for this position.” — Email from South Middle School Principal Jennifer Bessolo to school staff and families
communicated to parents and staff regarding the resignation. When asked by the Journal-World on Tuesday what had been communicated to parents and staff regarding the resignation, district spokeswoman Julie Boyle said that parents and staff — not specifically of South, but of “the school where the personnel investigation occurred” — had received information from the enclosure on the school board agenda from Monday night’s meeting. Boyle did not disclose that the communication also included the information about the social studies position. Bessolo’s email also includes more information (i.e., how the teacher’s class would be overseen for the remainder of the semester, and the school’s plans to hire a full-time replacement)
than what was originally provided to the JournalWorld. The Journal-World ultimately received the entire email after the Journal-World learned of its existence and some of its details from a South parent. Upon learning of the email, the Journal-World pressed the district again to release the entire communication. The school district has provided few details — what, exactly, the South teacher is alleged to have said has never been revealed by administration — since announcing its investigation into the incident Oct. 19. The lack of information, though, has not stopped speculation from growing in the South community. Social media activity, accounts from South families, and the absence of one particular teacher from the school
how and why they are won and lost. “The national post-election program is the most in-depth and informational program we do,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said in a statement. “The interaction among the panelists leads to tremendous insight and entertainment and will be especially fascinating given the nature of this election.” A session focusing on the Democratic presidential race will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Dec. 8. The Republican race session will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 8. Sessions focusing on the general election will be from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. All sessions are free and open to the public. More details and a live-stream of the events can be found online at DoleInstitute.org.
immediately following the district’s announcement have caused speculation to mount that Chris Cobb, a sixthgrade social studies teacher at the school, was the subject of the investigation and the subsequent resignation. According to South Middle School’s website, Cobb holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in education from Baker University. In 2012, he helped coordinate a student “penny war” at South that raised $500 in donations to help victims of Hurricane Sandy, according to a JournalWorld article published in January 2013. Cobb also has experience in earlychildhood education, as indicated by a 2003 Journal-World article that identified him as a preschool teacher at the now-shuttered East Heights School. The district has never disclosed the name of the South teacher under investigation, however, and in the weeks since announcing that development in October, some parents and community members have continued to criticize the lack of transparency
in the case. During Monday evening’s school board meeting, in which the board voted to accept the resignation of the investigated employee following an executive session, one public speaker, Black Lives Matter organizer Caleb Stephens, even called for the immediate resignation of the entire school board. The board’s seven members had voted unanimously that night to accept the unnamed employee’s resignation. The Journal-World has since filed an openrecords request to the district for the release of any resignation letter submitted by Cobb to administration, the most recent employment contract between Cobb and the district, and other related documents. The district provided the employment contract but declined to provide the resignation letter or other documents requested. Chris Cobb did not immediately return a call from the Journal-World on Wednesday. — K-12 education reporter Joanna Hlavacek can be reached at 832-6388. Follow her on Twitter: @HlavacekJoanna
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Lawrence ‘set apart’ with 4-star sustainability rating By Rochelle Valverde firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrence is the first city in Kansas to receive a four-star rating from a national sustainability certification program. “With this four-star rating, we are set apart in a class of cities that take sustainability and the concepts of creating livable cities seriously,” May-
or Mike Amyx told those gathered at the Lawrence Public Library for the announcement Tuesday evening. The STAR (Sustainability Tools for Assessing and Rating) Community Rating System evaluates local governments on economic, environmental and social factors to measure sustainability and rates communities out of five stars.
Only four cities have received a 5-star rating: Northampton, Mass.; Seattle; Baltimore; and Cambridge, Mass. Other regional cities to go through the certification process include Wichita, St. Louis and Colombia, Mo., all of which received three stars. Lawrence Sustainability Coordinator Eileen Horn said that the rating takes a “broad and
holistic” view on sustainability. The seven goal areas for the rating include objectives related to the quality of the city’s buildings, energy use and natural systems, as well as ones related to education, equity and the economy. “Sometimes when we talk about sustainability in our community, it’s easy to pigeon hole it in a particular place: this is recycling, these are commu-
Chase suspect gets no kidnap charge
As Lawrence landscape architect Paul Neukirch, of Bartlett & West, exDouglas County com- plained when discussing missioners praised a proposed signs for the new landscaping plan fairgrounds’ southwest for the Douglas County and northwest corners, Fairgrounds at their the site will double as a Wednesday meeting, park. and were told that two The expanded use of other improvements at the site pleased comthe site were nearmissioners. ing completion. “I love the idea Sarah Plinsky, this becomes a assistant county park,” Commisadministrator, sioner Nancy said the last two Thellman said. pieces of the “I love the idea COUNTY $8 million fair- COMMISSION people, especially grounds renovaon the east side of tion project — the town, will have a open-air arena and the place to gather.” outdoor event arena — The Bartlett & West were nearly finished. plan, developed with inAll that remained to be put from county staffers done on the open air are- and fairgrounds users, na is the installation of a would be completed in few interior accessories, three phases. Neukirch Plinsky said, while the said the phases would outdoor event arena, overlap, and the goal as the structure that re- would be to complete placed the demolition the project in 10 years. derby arena is called, In the first phase, would be finished in ear- trees would be planted ly January 2017. and other key landBut even more chang- scape elements would es are slated to take be placed. Trails, a place at the site when shelter, gateway sigthe county and its part- nage and other strucners implement the tural elements would $209,000 to $308,000 be installed in the later landscape master plan phases. that commissioners re> PLAN, 5A viewed at the meeting.
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A Lawrence man accused of leading police on a chase Monday afternoon that resulted in an hourlong manhunt involving dozens of heavily armed officers will not face a kidnapping charge. Anthony Deshaune Edwards, 22, was arrested Monday afternoon and booked into the Douglas County Jail. He faces one felony charge of fleeing Edwards or attempting to elude a police officer and misdemeanor charges of interference with law enforcement and criminal restraint. Edwards led police on a brief car and foot chase after fleeing a traffic stop near the intersection of 31st Street and Haskell Avenue.
nity gardens, etc.,” Horn said. But instead, Horn said the rating looked at many more factors — 44 objectives overall — using data from various city and county departments, partner agencies and nonprofit organizations. She said the objectives represent components important to the quality of life and prosperity of a city.
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FIREFIGHTERS RESPOND TO A KITCHEN FIRE Wednesday at Encore Cafe, 1007 Massachusetts St.
1 hurt in fire at Encore Cafe By Conrad Swanson email@example.com
One man was injured after a wok caught fire Monday afternoon in the kitchen of Encore Cafe, 1007 Massachusetts St., firefighters said. The fire was reported just after 4 p.m., said Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Division
Chief Lyle Schwartz. The kitchen’s fire-extinguishing equipment was able to put out the flames nearly immediately. An employee suffered burns from the fire, Schwartz said, though he could not provide further information on the extent of the man’s injuries. No other injuries were reported, Schwartz
said, and no structural damage was done to the building. Traffic was blocked along the Massachusetts Street between 10th and 11th streets as firefighters checked the building to ensure the fire was out. Additional information was not immediately available.
Advisory still in effect for Naismith Creek after sewage overflow By Rochelle Valverde firstname.lastname@example.org
A health and stream advisory for Naismith Creek remains in effect after 1.9 million gallons of raw untreated sewage overflowed a manhole in
south Lawrence. City samples of water from the creek near the 31st and Louisiana streets are indicating elevated levels of bacteria, including E. coli, according to city spokeswoman Megan Gilliland.
The creek flows into the Wakarusa River. The overflow does not affect the city’s drinking water supply, which is drawn from the Kansas River and Clinton Lake. Gilliland said the city will continue to take
samples from the creek and the river in the coming days, and it typically takes two to three days before a health advisory can be rescinded. Gilliland said that using the nearby paved trail is safe, but that people or ani-
mals should not come in contact with the water. The sewage overflow occurred after a pump failure Monday evening, which the city was not aware of until the next morning. Gilliland said the city is in the process
of developing an in-house corrective action plan to ensure an incident like this does not happen again. — City Hall reporter Rochelle Valverde can be reached at 832-6314. Follow her on Twitter: @RochelleVerde
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Boy’s adoptive father may have visitation rights Dear Annie: My nephew, “Bill,” married “Helen.” Helen had a 2-year-old son, “Dylan.” Helen told Bill that Dylan’s father had given up his parental rights, so Bill legally and happily adopted baby Dylan. We all came to deeply love baby Dylan. He was adorable, bright and sweet. Dylan quickly felt close to all his many cousins. Four years later, Helen abruptly left Bill for another man. When Bill attempted to get visitation with Dylan, Helen informed the court that Dylan’s father had never really given up his parental rights, so therefore the adoption became void. How could 6-year-old Dylan begin to understand this? He loved Bill more than anyone in the world, and then one day
he never saw him again! I often wonder whether children are ever going to have any rights of their own in our courts. So far, the only rights kids have are not to be starved and not to be beaten. Our children are still lawfully treated as property of their parents. When will our laws become in favor of what is in the best interest of the child? — Still Crying Dear Crying: Look
Film probes motivational speaker’s fall When does a self-help guru go too far? “Enlighten Us: The Rise and Fall of James Arthur Ray” (8 p.m. and 10 p.m., CNN) recalls the career of motivational speaker James Arthur Ray, a rising star in the $11 billion personal growth industry who would face homicide charges after three followers died during one of his retreats. The film’s circuitous style asks viewers to look at people and events from many different angles. It also adds up to a running time in excess of 100 minutes — a full two hours with commercials. That’s an awful long time to spend with people who talk almost exclusively about themselves and their human potential. O The hearth and home aspects of the holiday season loom large on “The Great American Baking Show” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG). Tonight, competing bakers make bundt cakes inspired by the coming winter season for judges Nia Vardalos, Ian Gomez, Mary Berry and Johnny Iuzzini. O Fans of TV kitchens should also note that “Top Chef” (9 p.m., Bravo, TV-14) enters its 14th season featuring eight new chefs competing in Charleston, South Carolina. O Freeform kicks off its annual 25 Days of Christmas festival with the 1971 favorite “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” (2:30 p.m.), starring Gene Wilder. The Cartoon Network offers a slate of Christmasthemed animation beginning with the revamped “Powerpuff Girls” (4 p.m.). O A bald, depressed boy, taunted by his friends and disrespected by his own dog, pins his hopes on a sickly sapling yet learns the deeper meaning of the holidays in the beloved 1965 special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (7 p.m., ABC, TVG). Tonight’s other highlights O “Picasso: A Museum Reborn” (6 p.m., Ovation) chronicles the reopening of the Picasso Museum in Paris after five years of renovation and extension. O An investigation leads to Cuba on “Rosewood” (7 p.m., Fox, TV-14). O The New Orleans EMS team opens its new headquarters as “Nightwatch” (8 p.m., A&E, TV14) enters its third season. O The two-hour film “Until Proven Innocent” (8 p.m., ID, TV-14) examines efforts to exonerate Hannah Overton, convicted of the 2006 salt-poisoning murder of her 4-year-old foster son. O Rumors put Lawson on the trading block on “Pitch” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-14). O A space station astronaut undergoes a remote surgery on “Pure Genius” (9 p.m., CBS, TV-14). Copyright 2016 United Feature Syndicate, distributed by Universal Uclick.
further into the laws in your state. I think there is a good chance your nephew has recourse here to see Dylan again, especially as he adopted him — or at least was led to believe he did. Dear Annie: I feel that your reply to “Serially Disappointed” was a cop-out. I hear what this young woman is saying. I am in my early 60s and have been divorced for 15 years. The men I meet are seriously lacking in relationship and basic life skills. I will admit I settled for much less than I should have with my most recent three partners. My friends, all married or in long-term relationships, said, “Take some time for yourself!” I don’t know what they were thinking when I’d been spending most birthdays, Christmas Eves and New
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For Thursday, Dec. 1: You probably will maintain a hectic pace in the next 12 months. If you are single, you could meet someone of significance this year. If you are attached, the two of you can be found playfully swapping jokes and laughing. The stars show the kind of day you’ll have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19) ++++Your sense of direction and your dedication point you toward making significant changes. Tonight: On top of the world. Taurus (April 20-May 20) +++++Your high energy will help you avoid a problem at the last minute. Know when to say “enough is enough.” Tonight: Happiest surrounded by friends. Gemini (May 21-June 20) +++Your imagination helps you see how creative you can be when dealing with others. Remain positive. Tonight: All smiles. Cancer (June 21-July 22) ++++You will feel much more in touch with what is happening within a special relationship if you open up. Tonight: “Yes” is the only answer. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) ++++You could be in a position where you want to take your time and make a key decision. Tonight: As you like it. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) ++++You could be in one
Year’s Eves alone for years. I haven’t dated for two years. Now the same friends say, “You have to get yourself out there!” I go to movies, plays and other events alone. But the truth is that no one has the answer as to why most single men are so out of whack. So they tell you silly things — for example, “Learn how to be happy with yourself.” “Serially Disappointed” gave no indication she is not happy with herself. I just wish I could find a quality single guy in his 60s before he is snatched up by one of the millions of intelligent, kind single women out there looking. — Will Anyone Love Me When I’m 64? — Send your questions for Annie Lane to dearannie@ creators.com.
of your most creative moments. You know what you want, and you know how to get there. Tonight: In the moment. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) ++++You know that there is much more to do, and you will enjoy doing it. Tonight: Have a serious discussion with a friend. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) ++++You are full of pizazz and fun, but others might find it difficult to relate to you in an open manner. Tonight: Indulge yourself a little. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) ++++You might be more prepared than others for what is coming down the pike. Take no one for granted. Tonight: Say “yes” to an offer. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) ++++You are full of life and quite capable of convincing anyone of anything. Create a perfect day to relax and unwind. Tonight: Ask and you shall receive. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) +++You have an almost too assertive personality. You could have a problem if you continue down this path. Tonight: Play it low-key. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) ++++You might want to reach out to someone at a distance whom you care a lot about. Tonight: Be where the action is. — The astrological forecast should be read for entertainment only.
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The plan reflects requests voiced to designers that the fairgrounds’ landscape serve sustainable, historical, recreational and educational purposes, a report delivered to commissioners states. Hands-on educational opportunities would be available in a “teachable garden,” while signage on 28 tree species and 12 varieties of flowering ornamental shrubs would provide “passive” educational opportunities. Many of those signs would be along a network of 10-foot-wide trails. The site’s history would be celebrated with an Oregon Trail-themed playground near where the trail crossed the fairgrounds at the current carnival site, Neukirch said. It would include a park shelter near the fairgrounds’ concessions facility and two play structures. Other elements of the fully realized master plan include a linear arboretum along Harper Street on the fairgrounds’ west side, four pocket parks, a central pedestrian plaza and gateway signage. The master plan also proposes that open green spaces, such as the carnival site, double as “flexible” sports venues when not being used for their designed uses. It is suggested venues be equipped with $3,650 to $5,950 in portable soccer goals, volleyball nets and disc golf baskets. All of this equipment would be stored at the fairgrounds. Plinsky said the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department was involved in the discussion of the flexible sports venues and is already interested in renting the new
facilities for events. Douglas County master gardeners and other community partners will be invited to participate in the maintenance of some of the landscape elements, Plinsky said. The county had the money to complete the first phase of the plan, Plinsky said. For the latter phases, Plinsky said, the fact that the current fairgrounds renovation project was coming in under budget could free up some money for landscaping. She added that some revenue from rental of fairgrounds buildings could also be earmarked for landscape improvements. Plinsky said she also expected that the Douglas County Community Foundation, the Douglas County Heritage Council and other community partners would contribute funding, and that additional money could be raised from naming rights for some features. The modular development would allow the fairgrounds staff to adjust to added maintenance demands, Plinsky said. It would also give the county the flexibility to adjust the master plan to reflect uses of a site that would be fundamentally changed, she said. The central pedestrian plaza was intentionally left vague so that it could be designed to complement uses that develop in the coming years, she said. Commissioner Jim Flory said the master plan’s scope was much more than the few trees he thought it would entail. “This exceeds my expectations,” he said. “I don’t know anybody in Kansas that will have a fairgrounds to match it. I don’t know of anything in the Midwest.”
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“So from the water that we supply to our citizens to the safe communities that our police and community partners create, to how we prepare our citizens for good jobs, and how we protect the civil and human rights of our citizens,” Horn said. “All of those are key elements found in the STAR review.” Lawrence received high
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The traffic stop began because an officer recognized Edwards, who had warrants out for his arrest, and noted a female in his car who appeared to be yelling for help, said Lawrence Police Sgt. Amy Rhoads. Edwards’ warrants were related to probation violations. His criminal history in Douglas County includes felony convictions for forgery and unlawful voluntary sexual relations with a child over the age of 14 but under the age of 16. Once he fled the traffic stop, Edwards abandoned
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scores for its recycling program, historic preservation and outdoor public spaces, as well as for education and safety. Objectives where the city received fewer than half the points possible include the city’s level of climate adaption, infill and redevelopment, and quality jobs and living wages. The STAR rating framework began in 2012 and provides a set of best practices for sustainability. So far, 51 communities have been certified under the rating, and Lawrence is one
of 20 cities to receive four stars. City Manager Tom Markus said the rating was a “significant achievement” for Lawrence. Markus noted the four-star rating is the same level received by cities known nationally for their sustainability efforts, such as Austin, Texas, and Portland, Ore. “They’re fours as well, so you’re in really good stead,” Markus said. “And I think that those are places that we will share best practices with going forward, not only in
terms of our STAR rating and how we arrive at that, but how that fits into our strategic plan.” The STAR rating is re-evaluated every three years, and Markus said the rating objectives can be used as part of the City Commission’s new strategic planning process. “I want to encourage our community to keep us on point with our STAR rating as we go forward, because I think the goals are really worthy,” Markus said. “And they really fit in a place like Lawrence.”
his car — and the female inside — on the Haskell Indian Nations University campus and ran west on foot. Officers reached the female, who was not injured. According to a criminal complaint filed in Douglas County District Court, Edwards is accused of unlawfully restraining the female “so as to interfere substantially with her liberty.” Edwards then ran to his home at 609 W. 25th St., where he remained as dozens of officers from a number of area law enforcement agencies set up a perimeter around the block searching for him. Many of the officers were armed with rifles and at least one police dog was brought to the scene.
After 4 p.m., officers arrested Edwards, Rhoads said. Nobody was injured in the process. Edwards is currently being held in the Douglas County Jail in lieu of a $7,000 bond. He is
scheduled to appear in court Dec. 6, when a date will be set for a preliminary hearing. If he is convicted of the felony fleeing charge, Edwards may face up to 17 months in prison.
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KU’s botched response The university’s rush to judgment on social media concerning the actions of KU cheerleaders is not defensible.
he University of Kansas’ recent suspension of four university cheerleaders raises serious questions about how the university handled the incident. Most concerning is that the university used social media to publicly chastise and embarrass the students before they could be afforded due process for an incident in which it still isn’t clear that those suspended intentionally did anything wrong. The incident was sparked by a photo posted to the Snapchat social media account of sophomore cheerleader Lili Gagin. The photo shows three cheerleaders, all white males, standing side by side in sweaters with the letter “K” for Kansas on the front. The sweaters were licensed by the university and sold in the KU Bookstore last year as part of a basketball game promotion. On the photo, someone added the text “Kkk go trump.” The Snapchat message was posted Nov. 19, and the university learned of it via Twitter Nov. 21 during a KU men’s basketball game. Within two hours, KU Athletics and KU had announced Gagin’s suspension on their official Twitter accounts. “Unacceptable. She is suspended from cheering pending formal investigation. This behavior won’t be tolerated,” KU Athletics tweeted to its 179,000 followers. The university’s official Twitter account added for its 64,000 followers: “There is no place for this in our community. These types of messages are unacceptable.” Gagin says she didn’t post the photo to Snapchat, that someone else used her phone to send the message. The male cheerleaders’ intent isn’t definitive — was it simply a group photo of the three in the same sweater or did they mean to spell out KKK? Finally, is “Kkk go trump” an overtly racist message or simply poorly worded social commentary? The university is right to pursue an investigation, and the suspensions may ultimately be warranted. To be clear — such suspensions are not an infringement on the cheerleaders’ right to free speech. The students have the right to express any views they wish. But they can’t expect to engage in offensive speech free of consequence, including the loss of the right to represent the university as a cheerleader. Free speech isn’t the problem here. The problem is the university’s response. Just as deleting the original Snapchat can’t undo the damage, the posts from the university’s official Twitter accounts can’t be reversed. University spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson said the university reacted quickly on Twitter because KU officials wanted “to send an immediate response” to something that was getting a lot of attention on social media. In what was perhaps an “on second thought” moment, the university deleted its tweets the next day and added a clarification to Facebook. It’s unfortunate but certainly not surprising that college students may have posted something inappropriate and perhaps even racist to social media. What is surprising is the University of Kansas’ own trigger-happy rush to judgment on social media. There’s nothing to cheer about on either side of this episode.
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No point in recounting vote totals I oppose the recount. There are, to my mind, only two reasons to reexamine ballots in a presidential campaign, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised money to do. The first is in the event of error or fraud, but there is no evidence thereof in the 2016 election, as Stein herself has admitted. The second is in the event the margin of victory is especially slim. And yes, in the three states where Stein is pushing for a recount — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — the margins are indeed thin, particularly in Michigan, which Hillary Clinton lost by just 11,612 votes. But in a case like that, the recount must begin immediately — and preferably automatically — to be seen as credible. A recount three weeks after the fact cannot avoid the appearance of dirty tricks. Indeed, if the results in any of the states in question were overturned at this late date, Donald Trump’s supporters would suspect malfeasance — and be justified in doing so. Don’t misunderstand: I remain unalterably convinced that the new president is an awful person and that America made a generations-de-
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To be here illegally is to live off the grid, to be paid in cash, avoid interactions with police, steer clear of City Hall. Why would one such person — let alone millions — jeopardize the security of anonymity to cast a fraudulent vote?” fining mistake in choosing him. But that does not give us license to casually undermine the integrity of the election. Besides, Trump is doing a fine job of that without Stein’s help. You’d think, what with recruiting the political equivalents of Darth Vader and Victor Von Doom for his cabinet and presumably or-
dering a new Oval Office rug with a giant golden “T” in the center, he’d be too busy for such things, but you’d be wrong. On Monday, Trump tweeted, “I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.” It was hardly the first time he didn’t know what the hell he was talking about. Not only is there zero evidence this supposedly massive fraud happened, but simple logic says that it could not. To be here illegally is to live off the grid, to be paid in cash, avoid interactions with police, steer clear of City Hall. Why would one such person — let alone millions — jeopardize the security of anonymity to cast a fraudulent vote? It’s an idiotic idea. News organizations dutifully dubbed it “baseless,” too polite to say that his claim contained enough steer manure to fertilize Central Park. And at this point, anyone who ever believed in an ideal called America should be unnerved. A democracy is, in many ways, a fragile thing. As Thomas Jefferson wrote, it depends for its very existence upon the “consent of the governed” — meaning not our support of every
action a government takes, but rather, our willingness to believe in its integrity. It is from this that democratic government derives its power. Democracy, then, is an act of mutual agreement. In a nation of 320 million people who share no one ancestry, culture or faith, it is also connective tissue. The idea that my vote matters no more — or less — than yours is the tie that binds an Inuit in Bethel, Alaska, to a Haitian refugee in Miami to an Irish Catholic in Boston to a Mexican-American in San Diego to a Muslim in Kansas City. It is the thing that makes us Americans. And it’s the thing Trump burned down in his scorched earth appeal to bigotry and resentment. Now, here comes Stein in a desperate bid to deny the electorate its appalling choice. Avatars of a demoralized left and a hateful right, they are alike in at least one respect: their apparent willingness to damage what they purport to love. So we find ourselves at a no-win crossroads. Trump’s victory is a terrible thing. Stealing it would be even worse. — Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald.
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Scary accident To the editor: I carry for self-defense. Every morning, I secure my weapon in a compartment of my bag, hoping I won’t have to use it. In six years of being a law-abiding carrier, I haven’t had to. A few months ago, I was carrying at the University of Kansas, as always, but this time was different. This time, I accidentally discharged the weapon in the middle of Wescoe Hall. Luckily no one but myself got hurt. I got the chemicals all over my hand, in my mouth and in my eye. I suddenly regretted carrying the pepper spray that I had carried for so long, since it felt like it took forever to get the burning to stop. The only thing I could think about was how grateful I was that it wasn’t a gun. Now, every time I pass the signs on the doors of each building on campus that say that guns are prohibited, I can’t help but think about July 1, 2017, when anyone, no permit or training required, will be allowed to carry a concealed weapon into the classroom buildings. A weapon that, unlike pepper spray, is designed to kill. I can only hope others are more responsible than me. Megan Jones, Lawrence
KU embarrassment To the editor: By now many people worldwide have seen the photo of three cheerleaders, wearing “K” for “KU” sweaters, standing side by side to spell out “KKK” — sent out on social media with the caption “Kkk go trump.” This racist message is not an isolated incident at KU. So is it any wonder that students of color, LGBTQ students and others are terrified and outraged these days? To call such behavior appalling is an understatement. It must be countered
by substantive change in the institution. So I am confident that my colleagues in the KU University Senate, its constituent senates, and the KU administration will heed the call from the Provost’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group to find ways to “redistribute resources and power” within the university so that marginalized members of the campus community are brought into its center. None of us wants our institution known to the world as “KKKU.” Joe Harrington, KU University Senate president, Lawrence
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From the Kansas Daily Tribune for Dec. years 1, 1866: ago l “Yesterday IN 1866 some persons arrived at the bank of the Kansas river with a drove of cattle. As the toll on the bridge was a considerable little item, they concluded to ford the river. So a couple of men, starting with a span of horses in a buggy, kept a little too low down, and their horses were soon swimming. They succeeded in crossing all right; but two yoke of oxen, attached to a wagon, and driven by two Mexicans, were less fortunate. In deep water, just as the swimming cattle struck the sand bar, the wagon upset, and the two drivers crawled out in the water. There the oxen stood, and the wagon lay, till they got ropes and hauled them all out. This fording, if you don’t know where to go, is a bad business.” l “On Thursday evening, as the freight train up from Wyandotte was passing about two miles west of Secondline, six cars were thrown from the track, and some of them considerably smashed up. We did not learn how much damage was done. The accident was in consequence of the breaking of an axle.”
From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Dec. 1, 1916: years l “The ago University of IN 1916 Missouri football team which invaded Lawrence yesterday had one touchdown presented to it by Kansas fumbles and earned another. The final score of 13 to 0 which is inscribed on the roll of Tiger triumphs was achieved after sixty minutes of desperate playing, through a great part of which the Jayhawker eleven vainly strove to devise an efficient defense against two old-time football formations – the delayed pass and the criss-cross – which Missouri worked time after time for good gains.” l “Lawrence is below the main air lane from Topeka to Kansas City. Yesterday and today Captain Phil Billard passed over the town on trips which covered the distance from Topeka to the Kaw’s mouth in less than an hour.” — Reprinted with permission from local writer Sarah St. John. To see more, go online to www.facebook.com/ DailyLawrenceHistory.
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conclude that a very high percentage voted for Hillary Clinton given the diametric opposite positions of the two candidates on the immigration issue.” Election totals reported so far show Clinton won the popular vote by about 2.2 million ballots, but lost the electoral vote, 306-232. Although recounts are underway in a handful of states, they are not expected to change the results. Kobach would not comment on the possibility he may receive an appointment in the Trump admin-
a level-seven felony, according to the Kansas Sentencing Guidelines. The maximum sentence a judge may give is 34 months in prison, while the minimum sentence is 11 months of probation. As part of Wheeler’s plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend a midlevel sentence. However, Martin is not required to follow the suggestion. If he were convicted of the three original charges, which were all levelone felonies, Wheeler would have faced a minimum sentence of more than 36 years in prison and a maximum sentence of more than 163 years. Cheryl Wright-Kunard, assistant to Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson, declined to comment on whether Wheeler would testify against Satoe in his trial this February. Satoe faces two felony counts of rape and a single felony count of aiding and abetting attempted rape. Martin did not order Wheeler to be taken into custody after his conviction. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 6, 2017, when he will be sentenced.
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instead held her down and both men raped her. Wheeler and Satoe were arrested on Nov. 15, 2014. Both men were released from jail that day after posting a $75,000 bond each. They were expelled from Haskell. Throughout the trials, defense attorneys Angela Keck, representing Satoe, and Sarah Swain, representing Wheeler, argued that the sexual encounter was not a crime but was instead a consensual threesome. Both Keck and Swain also questioned the techniques used by those investigating the incident. Prosecutors Catherine Decena and Mark Simpson, however, argued that the victim’s testimony and physical evidence proved the men’s guilt. That physical evidence included a swab containing the victim’s DNA taken from Satoe’s genitals. After accepting his plea and convicting Wheeler of the single charge, Douglas County District Court Judge Paula Martin ordered the completion of a pre-sentence investigation, which will affect his overall sentence. Aggravated battery is
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Kobach Extrapolating from that, Kobach said, it would be “reasonable” to assume that 11 percent of the estimated 28 million noncitizens now living in the U.S., or 3.2 million people, voted illegally in 2016. “Can you necessarily conclude that all of them voted for Hillary Clinton?” Kobach asked rhetorically. “No, but you can probably
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Wheeler’s plea came just past the two-year anniversary of his arrest after he and another former student, Galen Satoe, were accused of raping a 19-year-old freshman in their dormitory room on Nov. 15, 2014. Both Wheeler, 21, and Satoe, 22, were tried this summer. In both instances, the juries were unable to agree on a verdict, and mistrials were declared. Now, the criminal complaint for Wheeler’s aggravated battery charge states that he illegally caused the victim “bodily harm.” Throughout the two trials, Wheeler’s victim testified that she partied with him, Satoe and other friends during the evening hours of Nov. 14, 2014, and into the next morning. Eventually, the victim said she was left alone with Satoe and Wheeler in the dormitory room the two men shared. Satoe then began to force himself on the victim, she said, and when she called for help, Wheeler
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Americans should expect the “largest tax change since Reagan,” with federal tax cuts for average income earners as well as U.S. businesses, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury secretary said Wednesday. “There will be a tax cut for the middle class,” banker, movie producer and former Goldman Sachs partner Steven Mnuchin told CNBC’s Squawk Box in his first public comments on the incoming administration’s economic
priorities. “Any tax cuts that we have for the upper class will be offset by less deductions to pay for it.” Tax deductions for charitable contributions would still be allowed, he said. There would be a cap on mortgage interest payments, though “some deductibility” would continue, Mnuchin said. The proposed changes also include cutting the nation’s 35% top business tax rate to 15%, along with an effort to encourage repatriation of the estimated $1 trillion that large U.S. corporations hold in foreign subsidiaries to avoid the domestic tax bite. Trump has proposed a special
for the upper class will be offset by less deductions to pay for it.”
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10% rate on overseas funds the companies shift back to the U.S. “We think by cutting corporate taxes we’ll create huge economic growth and we’ll have huge personal income, so the revenues will be offset on the other side,” Mnuchin said in the interview. The changes should help increase sustained U.S. economic
growth, he predicted. “I think we can absolutely get to sustained 3% to 4% GDP. And that is absolutely critical to the country,” Mnuchin said. “To get there, our No. 1 priority is tax reform. This will be the largest tax change since Reagan.” The proposals echo some proposals Trump outlined during his campaign. However, the claim that any tax cuts for the wealthy would be offset with fewer reductions appeared to conflict with his formal tax plan. Although Trump said his economic team projected 3.5% GDP growth over the next decade during a September speech at the Economic Club of New York, he also told the gathering, “I think we can do betv STORY CONTINUES ON 2B
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Richard Wolf l USA TODAY They are overwhelmingly white, male and middle-aged. Most hail not from the East or West but from the vast midsection of the country — predominantly red or battleground states. Only half went to the nation’s top law schools. President-elect Donald Trump’s 21 potential nominees to the Supreme Court — the people he has said he will choose from, not just to replace Justice Antonin Scalia but for any other seats that fall vacant — are straight out of conservative central casting. When he completed the list in September, Trump promised to “appoint justices who, like Justice Scalia, will protect our liberty with the highest regard for the ConstituWASHINGTON
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‘Magic mushroom’ drug lifts anxiety for cancer patients Psychedelic meds could move into mainstream Kim Painter
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Psychedelic medicine, long taboo, is moving toward the mainstream: Two new studies show the hallucinogenic drug psilocybin might relieve anxiety and depression in cancer patients. Dozens of distressed patients, treated under controlled conditions at two prestigious medical centers, saw spirit-lifting effects
that lasted at least several weeks after taking the “magic mushroom” drug, according to results published Thursday in The Journal of Psychopharmacology. In an unusual move, the journal also published 10 commentaries from experts in psychiatry, end-of-life care and drug policy. The experts said the studies were small and preliminary but all supported continued research. They suggest psilocybin, while still illegal outside of studies, is “well within the accepted scope of modern psychiatry,” said an editorial by David Nutt, a professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College, London.
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Two studies show the benefits from a magic mushroom drug.
But the benefits remain unconfirmed and largely unexplained, commentators said. Just how a hallucinogenic experience might
lift anxiety and depression over weeks or months is “the $64,000 question,” said Jeffrey Lieberman, a past president of the American Psychiatric Association and chair of psychiatry at Columbia University. He co-wrote one of the commentaries calling for more studies. The studies were conducted with 29 patients at New York University Langone Medical Center and 51 patients at Johns Hopkins University. All had advanced cancers and were anxious or depressed. Patients reported the dreamlike visions and heightened emotions typically produced by psilo-
cybin. In the days and weeks afterward, therapists helped them sort through what many saw as “mystical experiences” of connection and love, research leader Roland Griffiths said. The reported result: immediate sharp declines in anxiety and depression in patients treated first, when compared with initially untreated patients. Those who got delayed treatment also improved, and up to 80% were less distressed at the end of the studies than at the beginning. But don’t expect your local hospice to offer hallucinogenic trips anytime soon. Any studies would require federal approval.
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ter than that.” Some tax experts voiced cautious optimism about the proposals, even as they cautioned about a potential repeat of the federal deficit increases that followed the Reagan administration’s 1981 tax system overhaul. Slashing the corporate tax rate and allowing businesses to expense capital investments in the
year they’re made could make 3% to 4% GDP growth “a reasonable goal,” said Robert Goulder, senior tax policy counsel for Tax Analysts, a non-partisan publisher focused on tax policy and administration. But capping mortgage tax deductions and other cost-saving proposals, such as reducing or eliminating deductions for state and local taxes, could prove politically difficult, said Goulder. Oth-
ers have tried and failed, he said, citing the federal tax reforms proposed in 2014 by then-congressman David Camp, R-Mich. “Where are the spending cuts? Where are the federal entitlement reforms?” Goulder asked. “Can we run up a larger deficit without having negative effects that outweigh the positives of pro-growth tax plans?” Cutting the corporate tax rate will generate more investments,
But “can we run up a larger deficit without having negative effects that outweigh the positives of pro-growth tax plans?” Robert Goulder, of the non-partisan Tax Analysts
factory growth and jobs, said Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute, a public policy group focused on limited government and
free markets. However, referring to personal income taxes, Edwards predicted it would be “difficult to ensure that everyone gets a break.”
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tion.” He called them “the kind of scholars that we need to preserve the very core of our country and make it greater than ever before.” Eleven are federal judges, all put on the bench by President George W. Bush or, in one case, by his father. Nine were named to state supreme courts by Republican governors. Four clerked for the Supreme Court’s most conservative justice, Clarence Thomas — twice as many as any other justice. The average age of the 17 men and four women — including one African American, one Hispanic and one Asian American — is 53. That likely projects to a quarter century or more on the court. Here’s a look at the potential nominees, including key opinions and dissents that shed light on their jurisprudence. The 11 judges he named in May are listed first, followed by the nine judges and one U.S. senator added in September: STEVEN COLLOTON, 53, IOWA
Current post: Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2003; Law clerk for Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist; Yale Law School Key quote: In re Lombardi, 2014, upholding use of lethal injection: “WithAP out a plausible allegation of a feasible and more humane alternative method of execution, or a purposeful design by the state to inflict unnecessary pain, the plaintiffs have not stated an Eighth Amendment claim based on the use of compounded pentobarbital.” ALLISON EID, 51, COLORADO
Current post: Associate justice, Colorado Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. Bill Owens, 2006; Law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; University of Chicago Law School Key quote: Regents of the University of Colorado v. Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, 2012, upholding right to carry weapons on college campuses: “The (Concealed Carry Act’s) comCorrections & Clarifications USA TODAY is committed to accuracy. To reach us, contact Standards Editor Brent Jones at 800-8727073 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate whether you’re responding to content online or in the newspaper.
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Current post: Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2004; Washington University School of Law Key quote: Planned Parenthood v. Rounds, 2012, upholding suicide warnings before abortions: “The suicide advisory is non-misleading and relevant to the patient’s decision to have an abortion. ... It is a typical medical practice to inform patients of statistically significant risks that have been associated with a procedure through medical research, even if causation has not been proved definitively.” THOMAS HARDIMAN, 51, PENNSYLVANIA
Current post: Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2007; Georgetown University Law Center Key quote: Drake v. Filko, 2013, striking down a “justifiable need” limit on gun possession: “A rationing system that AP burdens the exercise of a fundamental constitutional right by simply making that right more difficult to exercise cannot be considered reasonably adapted to a governmental interest because it burdens the right too broadly.” RAYMOND KETHLEDGE, 49, MICHIGAN
Current post: Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2008; Law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy; University of Michigan Law School Key quote: U.S. v. NorCal Tea Party Patriots, 2016, ordering the Internal Revenue Service to turn over a list of targeted conservative groups: “The lawyers in the Department of Justice have a long and storied tradition of defending the nation’s interests and enforcing its laws — all of them, not just selective ones — in a manner worthy of the department’s name. The conduct of the IRS’s attorneys in the district court falls outside that tradition.” JOAN LARSEN, 48, MICHIGAN
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Current post: Associate justice, Michigan Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder, 2015; Law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia; Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law Key quote: Yono v. Department of Transportation, 2016, AP granting government immunity from liability for a motorist’s injury in a parallel parking lane: “In common English usage, a parking lane is closer to being a travel lane’s antonym than its synonym. To park is to stop; to travel is to go.” THOMAS LEE, 51, UTAH
Current post: Associate chief justice, Utah Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. Gary Herbert, 2010; Law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; University of Chicago
Law School Key quote: Carranza v. U.S., 2011, determining that a fetus that dies in utero is a child: “Given that minor chilAP dren have tort claims when they survive a tortious act in utero, it would be absurd to read the statute to foreclose such claim when the fetus is so battered that he dies in the womb.” WILLIAM PRYOR, 54, ALABAMA
Current post: Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2004; Tulane University Law School Key quote: Common Cause/Georgia v. Billups, 2009, upholding requirement that voters show photo identifiAP cation: “The insignificant burden imposed by the Georgia statute is outweighed by the interests in detecting and deterring voter fraud.” DAVID STRAS, 42, MINNESOTA
Current post: Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. Tim Pawlenty, 2010; Law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; University of Kansas School of Law Key quote: In re the Guardianship of Jeffers J. Tschumy, AP 2014, dissenting from a ruling, issued post-mortem, that a guardian can order the removal of a patient’s feeding tube: “We are not a junior-varsity legislature. The parties ask us to decide a legal question that is completely disconnected from any case or controversy and to make a pure policy decision about how guardians should act in the future when making life-ending decisions.” DIANE SYKES, 58, WISCONSIN
Current post: Judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2004; Marquette University Law School Key quote: Korte v Sebelius, 2013, permitting corporations whose leaders have religious objections to AP challenge the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that health insurance plans cover contraceptives: “We hold that the plaintiffs — the business owners and their companies — may challenge the mandate. We further hold that compelling them to cover these services substantially burdens their religious exercise rights.” DON WILLETT, 50, TEXAS
Current post: Associate justice, Texas Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. Rick Perry, 2005; Duke University School of Law Key quote: Morath v. Texas Taxpayer and Student Fairness Coalition, 2016, upholding Texas’ method of financing public education: “Our Byzantine school funding ‘system’ AP is undeniably imperfect, with immense room for improvement.
But it satisfies minimum constitutional requirements. Accordingly, we decline to usurp legislative authority by issuing reform diktats from on high.” KEITH BLACKWELL, 42, GEORGIA
Current post: Associate justice, Georgia Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal, 2012; University of Georgia School of Law Key quote: Pyatt v. Georgia, 2016, upholding a murder conviction: “Pyatt was among a group that fired at least three handguns, one of which fatally wounded Rhodes. The state was not required to prove that Pyatt himself fired the fatal shot, so long as it proved that he was a party to the fatal shooting.” CHARLES CANADY, 62, FLORIDA
Current post: Associate justice, Florida Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist, 2008; Yale Law School Key quote: Hurst v. Florida, 2016, dissenting from a decision requiring a unanimous jury to approve all findings that lead to a death senAP tence: “The only factual findings necessary to impose a sentence of death are findings regarding the elements of first-degree murder plus the existence of an aggravating circumstance.” NEAL GORSUCH, 49, COLORADO
Current post: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2006; Law clerk for Supreme Court Justices Byron White and Anthony Kennedy; Harvard Law School Key quote: Gutierrez-Brizuela v. Lynch, 2016, blocking federal immigration rules that conflict with judicial precedent until they can be reviewed in court: “There’s an elephant in the room with us today. ... Chevron and Brand X permit executive bureaucracies to swallow huge amounts of core judicial and legislative power and concentrate federal power in a way that seems more than a little difficult to square with the Constitution.” MIKE LEE, 45, UTAH
Current post: U.S. senator Bio: Elected in 2010, re-elected in 2016; Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School Key quote: Senate co-sponsor of Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act: “In past decades, our crimiAP nal justice system was undermined by sentences that were too lenient. Too many violent felons were returning to the streets to do harm too soon. But now, decades later, some mandatory minimum sentences are too harsh.” EDWARD MANSFIELD, 60, IOWA
Current post: Associate justice, Iowa Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. Terry Branstad, 2011; Yale Law School Key quote: Nelson v. James H. Knight, DDS, 2013, denying a sex discrimination claim stemming from an employer’s wife’s jealousy: “We do not read the Michigan Civil Rights Act to prohibit conduct based on romantic jealousy.” FEDERICO MORENO, 64, FLORIDA
Current post: Judge on U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Bio: Appointed by President George H.W. Bush, 1990; University of Miami School of Law
Key quote: Movimiento Democracia, Inc. v. Chertoff, 2006, ordering the federal government to accept 15 Cubans who reached an abandoned bridge in the Florida Keys: “The historic bridge ... is indeed part of the United States AP despite its present lack of use. Therefore, the Coast Guard’s decision to remove those Cuban refugees back to Cuba was not a reasonable interpretation of present executive policy.” MARGARET RYAN, 52, ILLINOIS
Current post: Judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2006; Law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas; Notre Dame Law School Key quote: United States v. Wilcox, 2008, defending free speech rights of an Army paratrooper who distributed racial literature and attended a Ku Klux Klan rally: “Condemnation and conviction are drastically different when the First Amendment is involved.” AMUL THAPAR, 47, KENTUCKY
Current post: Judge on U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2007; University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law Key quote: Wagner v. Sherwin-Williams Co., 2015, denying a store manager’s AP employment discrimination claim that followed his loss of eyesight: “As a matter of law, driving was an essential function of Wagner’s position. And because Wagner admits that he could not drive at all — accommodation or no accommodation — it follows that no reasonable jury could find that Wagner met his burden to show that he was ‘qualified’ for his position.” TIMOTHY TYMKOVICH, 60, COLORADO
Current post: Chief judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit Bio: Appointed by President George W. Bush, 2003; University of Colorado Law School Key quote: Hobby Lobby Stores v. Sebelius, 2013, permitting corporations whose leaders have religious objections to challenge the Affordable Care Act’s mandate that health insurance plans cover contraceptives: “Because the contraceptive-coverage requirement places substantial pressure on Hobby Lobby and Mardel to violate their sincere religious beliefs, their exercise of religion is substantially burdened.” ROBERT YOUNG, 65, MICHIGAN
Current post: Chief justice, Michigan Supreme Court Bio: Appointed by Gov. John Engler, 1999; Harvard Law School Key quote: In re Request for Advisory Opinion Regarding Constitutionality of 2005 PA 71, 2007, approving of the state’s photo ID reAP quirement for voters: “(The) requirement is a reasonable, nondiscriminatory restriction ...” designed to preserve the purity of elections and to prevent abuses of the electoral franchise ... thereby ensuring that lawful voters not have their votes diluted.”
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It’s December, and that means talk of a “Santa Rally,” talk of coming gains for small-company stocks (better-known as the “January Effect”) and talk of what’s next for the stock market in 2017 will dominate the airwaves. (And don’t forget the “Trump Rally,” which will be a hot topic, too.) After a strong November, when the Dow Jones industrials gained nearly 1,000 points (it has only rallied 1,000-plus points in a single month four times in its history, according to The Stock Trader’s Almanac), December comes with high expectations. December ranks No. 1 in monthly performance since 1950 for the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index, which puts seasonal-
Facts about America’s investors who use SigFig tracking services:
Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) were the most-bought tech stocks among SigFig users in early November.
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Marathon Oil (MRO) 18.06 OPEC meeting pushes oil prices up, shares follow.
Transocean (RIG) OPEC decides to trim production, shares rise.
Newfield Exploration (NFX) OPEC deal seen positive, shares up.
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Anadarko Petroleum (APC) Shares up on positive OPEC decision.
Helmerich & Payne (HP) 75.65 +8.08 Up on strong oil, strong sector, optimistic environment.
Cimarex Energy (XEC) Better outlook, climbs along with peers.
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American Water Works (AWK) Fund manager sells, analysts bearish.
Coty (COTY) Pursues another deal as debt is high.
Equifax (EFX) Stock rating lowered to hold at Zacks.
Cabot Oil & Gas (COG) Sector dims, loses early momentum.
Consolidated Edison (ED) Dips early along with peers in suffering sector.
Eversource Energy (ES) Negative sector environment, dips.
Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) Dips another day after rating downgrade.
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Jim Delligatti, who invented the Big Mac for the hamburger and Price: $119.27 fast-food restaurant chain in 1967, Chg: -$1.41 died Nov. 28 at age 98. Shares were $90 % chg: -1.2%% Nov. 2 Day’s high/low: flat Wednesday. $120.49/$119.27 4-WEEK TREND
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The action-camera maker announced it is shuttering its enterPrice: $9.98 tainment division and will lay off Chg: $0.15 200 employees. President Tony % chg: 1.5% Day’s high/low: Bates also is leaving as the company focuses on its core business. $10.40/$9.98
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The bank led the sector and shares $250 reached a 52-week high as PresiPrice: $219.29 dent-elect Donald Trump’s ecoChg: $7.54 nomic team tries to make it easier $150 % chg: 3.6% for banks to lend more money. Nov. 2 Day’s high/low: $220.77/$214.97 4-WEEK TREND
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ity on the market’s side, according to Almanac editor Jeffrey Hirsch. Also working in the market’s favor is the psychological boost of “holiday cheer” and signs of “better, (but) still not great,” economic times witnessed by the government bumping up thirdquarter U.S. growth to 3.2%. Since 1969, the Santa Rally (it runs Dec. 23 thru the second trading day of the new year) has produced average gains of 1.5%, 5-day avg.: Effect, 0.02 a Hirsch says. The January avg.: 4.99 phenomenon6-month in which small-cap Largest stocks rally early inholding: the newAAPL year — but whichMost nowbought: starts in AMZN midAAPL also sold: provides hope. December —Most But Scott Wren, senior global equity strategist at Wells Fargo Investment Institute, warns the Dow’s surge and small-cap Russell 2000 stock index’s 11% gain in November may signal Santa “is early this year” and the gift-giving to investors is over.
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Fed says economy continues to expand at ho-hum pace Paul Davidson @Pdavidsonusat USA TODAY
The economy picked up modestly in most of the country from early October to mid-November as the strengthening dollar hampered manufacturing, partly offsetting solid gains in retail sales and housing, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. The picture of the economy painted by the Fed’s beige book was largely similar to its previous reports. The latest edition showed moderate growth in a
handful of Fed bank districts — Boston, Minneapolis and San Francisco — and slight or modest growth in many others, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Philadelphia and Kansas City, Mo. Activity was “mixed” in Richmond, Va., and flat in New York. One positive sign: Business investment, which has been sluggish, seems to be accelerating. Uncertainty about tax and regulatory policies as a result of the presidential election continued to be cited as a stumbling block in several industries, raising hopes the Nov. 8 vote and its aftermath may unleash pent-up demand.
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A strengthening dollar has hurt U.S. manufacturers.
Wednesday’s beige book was the last the Fed will review before weighing an anticipated interest rate hike at a mid-December
meeting. Since the summary is consistent with prior versions, it doesn’t appear to raise red flags that would derail plans to lift the Fed’s key rate for the first time this year. The Fed is also expected to scrutinize Friday’s report on job growth in November. Over the past six weeks, retail sales increased moderately in the Boston, Minneapolis and San Francisco areas but were mixed in New York, Chicago, St. Louis and Kansas City. Unusually warm weather dampened clothing sales in the Cleveland and Dallas regions. And the strengthening dollar curbed demand in the Dallas
region’s border cities. Motor vehicle sales generally dipped in most of the country, but aggressive incentives helped support activity in Chicago. Richmond and St. Louis reported that softer sales might be rooted in uncertainty tied to the presidential race. Tourism picked up strongly in Boston, Minneapolis and San Francisco. Attendance at Broadway theaters slumped in October, but revenue increased. Payrolls expanded moderately in the Chicago, Richmond, St. Louis and San Francisco areas and modestly in Boston and Minneapolis.
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LIFELINE THEY SAID WHAT? THE STARS’ BEST QUOTES “They love the narrative, they love the story, they love the ‘She’s jealous of this person, and this person’s depressed, and oh my gosh, she’s never going to have a (child).’ Whatever the horrible little headline is, we’ve just got to break out of that and go, ‘Whoa, whoa.” — Jennifer Aniston on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on why she’s speaking out against the tabloids
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CAUGHT IN THE ACT Sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid warm up backstage ahead of the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris.
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Ashton Sanders is a teenager struggling to find his way in Moonlight, one of the early front-runners in the race for best picture.
The ones to watch: ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight’ and ‘Manchester’
Davis “give two of the best performances of the last 20 years,” Davis says. And Moonlight is “the kind of little indie artsy movie Hollywood likes to get behind,” says Tom O’Neil of the awardsprediction site GoldDerby.com.
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MAKING WAVES While many ‘Gilmore Girls’ fans celebrated the Thanksgiving week release of Netflix’s revival ‘A Year in the Life,’ not all the buzz around Lorelai and Rory’s characters has been positive. At a panel in New York, Lauren Graham addressed some of the criticism, defending the writers’ decisions: “The whole show has a kind of heightened theatrical quality,” she said. “I mean, just like Donald Trump, don’t take it literally.”
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Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling make La La Land sing.
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Natalie Portman has the role of a lifetime in Jackie.
Amy Adams and Arrival could pull off a sci-fi surprise. PLENTY OUT THERE TO PLEASE THE CROWDS
One recurring theme among potential best contenders La La Land (in theaters Dec. 9) and the globetrotting epic Lion is “that they leave you in a pretty emotional state,” says Erik Davis, managing editor for Fandango .com and Movies.com. Lion offers “a wild real-life story,” and it and La La Land have intense endings, he adds. “When a movie leaves you with a powerful finale, it sticks with you and it sticks with voters.”
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Stone doesn’t see another repeat of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy: She expects this year to yield “one of the most diverse selections we’ve seen in a long time.” Three movies with mostly black casts could vie for top-film honors — not only Moonlight but also director/star Denzel Washington’s 1950s-set Fences (Dec. 25) and the NASA historical drama Hidden Figures (Dec. 25) — as will civil rights drama Loving. In Fences, based on the August Wilson play, Washington and Viola
Historical figures always play well at the Oscars, and this year’s slate includes the experimental Jackie (Friday, with Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy), World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge (Andrew Garfield as conscientious objector Desmond Doss) and flyboy thriller Sully (on DVD/Blu-ray/ digital HD, with Tom Hanks as “Miracle on the Hudson” Captain Sully Sullenberger). O’Neil calls Jackie “an ideal Oscar candidate, because it’s a biopic about an enigmatic American icon starring an Oscar darling,” yet adds that Ridge “has the backstory of redemption for Mel Gibson, which could be appealing to voters.” TAKE NOTE OF DARK HORSES
Davis figures sci-fi is going to be at a natural disadvantage, but “of all the best-picture contenders out now, Arrival’s the one that’s got the best word of mouth.” O’Neil notes that Patriots Day (Dec. 21), about the Boston Marathon bombing, might be a surprise contender (“Its theme is important and feels urgent”), and Stone says the Western noir Hell or High Water (on DVD/Blu-ray/ digital HD) has some heat: “It’s very entertaining and it really feels like America.”
STYLE STAR Nicole Kidman may have gone makeup-free for the 2017 Pirelli Calendar, but she opted for an ultra-glam look at the calendar’s release gala in France, walking the red carpet in a figurehugging, floor-length MARC Armani Privé PIASECKI, gown. WIREIMAGE
Rolling Stones make some blues magic ‘Blue & Lonesome’ cover album takes group back to roots Maeve McDermott @maeve_mcdermott USA TODAY
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The next Oscar best-picture winner could be a musical love letter to L.A., a heartfelt AfricanAmerican coming-of-age story or the tale of a New England family struggling through tragedy. With Critics’ Choice Awards nominations coming Thursday — followed by Golden Globe (Dec. 12) and Screen Actors Guild (Dec. 14) announcements — the road to the Academy Awards (nominations are Jan. 24; the ceremony is Feb. 26) is lined with movies already racing to follow Spotlight as the next best-picture winner. Wtih many voters still mulling their picks, “you have a handful of films, but you just don’t know which ones will be the most popular,” says AwardsDaily.com editor Sasha Stone. She says three films have positioned themselves as early front-runners for a coveted Oscar nod: festival favorite La La Land, the drama Moonlight (which won four Gotham Awards Monday, including best feature) and the tearjerking Manchester by the Sea (named National Board of Review’s best film Tuesday). Oscar experts weigh in on those and other movies (in theaters now unless indicated otherwise) surging in the race:
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Before the Rolling Stones were rock icons, before its members turned into sex symbols and their sound inspired a generation of imitators, they were a blues cover band. They took their name from Muddy Waters’ Rollin’ Stone and launched their career 50 years ago with ramshackle covers of blues tracks, and the backbone of the band’s bones-rattling rock ’n’ roll has always been their chosen genre’s more soulful predecessor. But with the group’s first studio album in 11 years, Blue & Lonesome (eeeE out of four, out Friday), the blues isn’t just the subtext in their songs. Instead of offering a collection of original music, Mick Jagger and company covered 12 blues songs from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, going the route
Bob Dylan most recently explored with his 2015 Frank Sinatra cover album, Shadows in the Night. But unlike other straightforward cover albums, which are often more exciting in theory than in practice, the songs on Blue & Lonesome are a homecoming for the Stones as they cover blues greats like Waters, Willie Dixon and other artists whose songs the band cut their teeth on. As the Stones have explained in interviews, Blue & Lonesome wasn’t the album the band originally set out to record. While they were in the studio recording new material, they started riffing on a few old blues songs to warm up — and had so much fun they blew out their jam sessions into an entire collection of songs. Buoyed by this enthusiasm, the album sounds like the best kind of passion project. Blue & Lonesome proves to be a brilliant vehicle to reintroduce the band, a high-water mark in the Stones’ later era, making the case that they’re as youthful as ever. And in more ways than one, Blue & Lonesome is an album of
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The Stones set out 50 years ago as a blues cover band. teachers learning from their students. Over the past few decades, rock revivalists like Jack White have built careers imitating the Stones, and in turn, Blue & Lonesome buzzes with the noisy production quality you’d hear on a newcomer’s garage-rock demo. Similar to many of his peers, Jagger’s voice has colored slightly with age; but when muddied with distortion, his haggard yowls are electrifying. As always, Jagger is the center of attention, and he clearly enjoys playing the role of tortured bluesman, from the crashing title track to the stripped-down Little Rain. The album’s plodding moments linger too long on his wailing performances; more enjoyable are the team efforts as Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood trade
rough-and-tumble riffs on the rollicking Ride ’Em on Down and I Gotta Go, with Jagger winking at the band’s mischievous streak on the deft Howlin’ Wolf cover Commit a Crime. Yes, it’s still a collection of covers, and some Stones fans may not be thrilled about their detour from new songs. But for every stellar classic-rock comeback album, there are five duds, the Stones’ 2005 effort A Bigger Bang among them. The freewheeling vigor of Blue & Lonesome suggests their new material will have a newly heightened pulse. In a way, Blue & Lonesome feels like a cosmic gift to Stones fans; after conquering rock ’n’ roll, the genre’s elder statesmen return to the songs that taught them how to play music in the first place.
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Bridges’ completion wraps up county’s construction season By Elvyn Jones email@example.com
The completion of two bridge projects recently pretty much brought to an end Douglas County’s 2016 construction season. Douglas County Public Works Director Keith Browning said the bridge replacement on County Road 458 about a quarter mile east of East 1600 Road was finished Nov. 23. Completed Monday was the deck replacement on an East 1000 Road bridge over the Kansas Turnpike. The county also replaced a bridge this year over Washington Creek in Lone Star, Brown-
ing said. There remains one small project of two culvert replacements on East 150 Road just north of North 450 Road, which county crews are expected to complete Friday, Browning said. The county resurfaced last spring County Roads 1W and 1E near Lone Star Lake, but the county’s 2016 construction season lacked big road projects that closed well-traveled roadways, such as last year’s improvements to County Road 1055 between Baldwin City and Vinland. Such a project does highlight public works’ 2017 capital improvement list, which is slated to get underway early next year with improve-
ments to a 5-mile stretch of County Road 458 west of U.S. Highway 59. The $3.4 million project will upgrade CR 458 from East 800 Road north of Lone Star east and north to near its junction with North 1150 Road, which turns north to become East 900 Road over Clinton Dam. Work will include replacement of undersized culverts, installation of paved shoulders, flattening of roadway slopes and pavement resurfacing. Three 40 mph curves on the section will be upgraded to accommodate 55 mph traffic. The section is the only stretch of CR 458 west of U.S. 59 without those improvements. The county still has to se-
to start in March. There’s no timeline on the construction because the project will also involve relocation of a stream bed near East 1625 Road and replacement of a large culvert on 11th Street, or North 1550 Road, he said. The county will also be involved with the relocation of the access road to the Douglas/Jefferson County landfill off U.S. Highway 24, Browning said. Because a new roadway is being constructed, there will be little disruption of traffic except for the final tie in the existing access intersection, he said. — County reporter Elvyn Jones can be reached at 832-7166. Follow him on Twitter: @ElvynJ
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BETTYE LUELLA PALMER Bettye Luella Palmer, 85, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence KS. Visitation with family is from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 2016 at the Atchison United Methodist Church. followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm. Bettye was born on Oct. 13, 1931 in San Angelo, TX, the daughter of Wesley Earnest and Luella (Brinegar) Holmes. She was married to Lewis D.
cure easements for the project and relocate utilities, Browning said, but it is anticipated the project will be bid in February with construction slated to start in March, he said. Also on tap for 2017 is the replacement of the narrow culvert just east of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad crossing on North 1500 Road, which is 15th Street in Lawrence. The road is a popular back route to and from Eudora and the East Hills Business Park. “That will be a very significant project,” Browning said. “A lot of people use that road.” Browning said that project, too, is to be bid in February, with construction slated
Palmer on August 17, 1952. She was as an educator for more than 30 years and retired as a school psychologist in 1993. Her parents, husband Lewis, and two brothers, Wes and Don Holmes, preceded her in death. Survivors include four sons, Curt, Mick, Rick and Greg Palmer, and two grandsons, Ian and Aidan Palmer. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.
HUNTER JAMES SHARP Services for Hunter Sharp, 18, Lawrence, will be 2 pm, Monday at RumseyYost Funeral Home. A visitation will be 46 pm, Sunday. Full obituary and condolences at rumseyyost.com.
Funeral held for slain Wichita mom W ichita ( ap ) — Funeral services were held for a 27-year-old Wichita woman slain earlier this month before her newborn was kidnapped. Laura Abarca-Nogueda, of Wichita, was shot and killed Nov. 17 in her apartment in west Wichita. Her then 6-day-old daughter was kidnapped and later found safe in Dallas and reunited with her family. The Wichita Eagle reports that about 150 people attended AbarcaNogueda’s funeral, which was conducted in English and Spanish on Wednesday. Authorities have arrested Yesenia Sesmas in Texas in connection with the death and kidnapping. The 34-yearold Mexican national is fighting extradition back to Kansas. The complaint detailing the charges against Sesmas won’t be revealed until she appears in court.
Police shooting suspect has record T opeka ( ap ) — A man charged with shooting and injuring a Topeka police detective has a criminal record, including a sex crime case and a case involving another law enforcement officer.
Twenty-nine-year-old Christopher Curtis Harris appeared in court Monday on charges of attempted capital murder, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated robbery and criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It wasn’t clear whether Harris has an attorney. Harris and detective Brian Hill exchanged gunfire Nov. 5, while Hill was trying to apprehend the suspect after a convenience store robbery. Hill is expected to make a full recovery. The Topeka CapitalJournal reports Harris previously pleaded no contest to indecent solicitation of a sex act involving a 14-year-old girl, and pleaded guilty to interference with a law enforcement officer in March. He received probation in both cases.
Tax preparer gets 4 years in theft case K ansas C ity , K an . ( ap ) — A Kansas tax preparer has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing his clients’ identities and more than $2.4 million in refunds. The U.S. Justice Department says Richard Drake, of Stilwell, also was ordered Tuesday to pay restitution. Drake pleaded guilty in June to aggravated
POLICE BLOTTER identity theft and theft of government funds. As part of his plea, he admitted to getting refunds from the Internal Revenue Service by filing false tax returns using his clients’ names. Drake directed refunds into accounts he controlled.
2 charged in death of 4-year-old girl K ansas C ity , K an . ( ap ) — Authorities have charged two people in the death of a 4-year-old Kansas girl. The Kansas City, Kansas, police department said in a release that 28-year-old Devondre Sanders and 23-yearold Sierra Mitchell are charged with firstdegree murder in the death of Honesty Sanders, who was found unconscious in a Kansas City, Kan., apartment on May 27. She died about a week later at a hospital. Her death was recently ruled a homicide. Police say the two defendants turned themselves in at the Wyandotte County Detention Center. The Kansas City Star reports Mitchell was booked into jail late Tuesday night, and Sanders was booked early Wednesday. It’s unclear if either Sanders or Mitchell has a lawyer. They’re being held on $500,000 bond.
Here is a list of recent Lawrence Police Department calls requiring the response of four or more officers. This list spans from 6:04 a.m. Tuesday to 5:44 a.m. Wednesday. A full list of department calls is available in the Lights & Sirens blog, which can be found online at LJWorld.com. Each incident listed only bears a short description and may not capture the entirety of what took place. Not every call results in citations or arrests, and the information is subject to change as police investigations move forward. Tuesday, 9:58 a.m., four officers, theft, 4000 block of W. 6th Street. Tuesday, 11:44 a.m., four officers, theft, 3200 block of Iowa Street. Tuesday, 11:56 a.m., six officers, domestic disturbance, 1700 block of E. 21st Terrace. Tuesday, 1:52 p.m., five officers, suspicious activity, 4700 block of W. 6th Street. Tuesday, 2:09 p.m., eight officers, forgery, 500 block of Wakarusa Drive. Tuesday, 6:05 p.m., four officers, suspicious activity, intersection of 6th and Locust streets. Tuesday, 8:37 p.m., five officers, runaway, 800 block of Branchwood Drive. Tuesday, 10:06 p.m., four officers, theft, 3900 block of Clinton Parkway.
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Red Dog’s Dog Days workout, 6 a.m., Community Building, 115 W. 11th St. 30th Annual Scotch Share the Warmth Coat Distribution, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., I-70 Business Center, 1035 N. Third St. Toddler Storytime, 9:30-10 a.m. and 10:3011 a.m., Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont St. 30th Annual Festival of Trees, 10 a.m.- 8:30 p.m., Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St. Scrabble Club: Open Play, 1-4 p.m., Lawrence Senior Center, 745 Vermont St. Cottin’s Hardware Farmers Market indoors, 4-6 p.m., Cottin’s Hardware and Rental, 1832 Massachusetts St. Dinner and Junkyard Jazz, 5:30 p.m., American Legion Post No. 14, 3408 W. Sixth St. Baker University Community Choir Rehearsal, 6-8 p.m., McKibbin Recital Hall, Owens Musical Arts Building, 408 Eighth St., Baldwin City. Lawrence Stamp Club, 6-8 p.m., Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St. Lawrence Board of Zoning Appeals meeting, 6:30-8:30 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Lawrence Arts & Crafts, 7-9 p.m., Cafe area, Dillons, 1740 Massachusetts St. Play 12 presents “The Filler Episode: OVERLOAD,” 7:30 p.m.,
Maceli’s Banquet Hall, 1031 New Hampshire St. Why Write? An Evening with Zadie Smith, 7:30 p.m., Ballroom, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Weekly Tango Lessons and Dancing, 7:30-10:30 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd. Free to KU students; $5 donation requested for non-students. No partner needed.
30th Annual Scotch Share the Warmth Coat Distribution, 9 a.m.noon, I-70 Business Center, 1035 N. Third St. Mike Shurtz Trio featuring Erin Fox, 10:1511:45 a.m., Signs of Life, 722 Massachusetts St. Advisory Board for the Transient Guest Tax Grant Program, 1 p.m., City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St. Career Clinic, 1-2 p.m., Lawrence Public Library Health Spot, 707 Vermont St. No appointments needed. Bingo night, doors 5:30 p.m., refreshments 6 p.m., bingo starts 7 p.m., Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. Advent Taizé Service, 6 p.m., St. Paul United Church of Christ, 738 Church St., Eudora.
Red Dog’s Fun Run, 7:30 a.m., parking lot behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelers, 833 Massachusetts St.
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1530 Naismith Drive. Argentine Tango Práctica, 8-10 p.m., Signs of Life Bookstore and Art Gallery, 722 Massachusetts St. Free; no partner necessary.
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Long-time Lawrence High football coach Dirk Wedd told the JournalWorld that he will serve as head football coach for one more season and at the end
of the 2017-18 school year will retire from his position as physical-education teacher at his alma mater. Wedd, 64, has coached football at LHS for 27 seasons, the last 18 as head coach (99-82 record). He said he broke the news to his players at a 3 p.m. meeting Wednesday. “I’ve really never felt like I’ve ever gone to work at Lawrence High,” Wedd said. “That’s how much I’ve enjoyed teaching and coaching, being around the
kids, great faculty. You’re kind of living your dream when you thought at 15, 16 years old you want to be the head coach at your alma mater and then you get the job. Pretty cool.” During the meeting with the team, Wedd said he shared his thoughts on the upcoming season. “I really feel bonded to the John Young/Journal-World File Photo seniors now because we’re all going to go through the DIRK WEDD, pictured in this 2015 file photo, has same things, meaning we’re announced his plans to retire from Lawrence High School, where he has served as head > WEDD, 4C football coach for 18 seasons.
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The road to Columbus, site of the NCAA women’s volleyball Final Four, starts today for Kansas in a 6:30 p.m., first-round match against Samford at Horejsi Center. By the time the Jayhawks take the court, they will know which September opponent they will play in a rematch Friday, either Northern Iowa or Creighton, schools that meet 4 p.m. today. If Kansas and Creigh-
ton, the favorites, win their matches, it would bring two of the nation’s hottest teams back together. In September, Kansas won a dramatic fiveset match against the Bluejays in Omaha. KU, which made the Final Four in Omaha last season, has won 14 consecutive matches and has a Horejsi winning streak of 16. Creighton has won its last 20 matches, losing just five sets during that streak. In contrast, five of KU’s last seven matches have gone five sets.
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Temperatures have dropped but expectations remain high for Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball program, which qualified for the Class 2A state tournament last year. Here is a look at Seabury’s basketball teams for the upcoming season:
Boys basketball Last season, Bishop Seabury’s boys basketball team earned a spot in the state tournament for the first time since 2012. The Seahawks, who posted an 18-4 record, believe that was just the start. They return four starters and en-
ter the season ranked No. 2 in Class 2A. Led by a talented group of guards — senior Mikey Wycoff, junior Zach McDermott and junior Bansi King — the Seahawks are confident they will pick up where they left off. The trio averaged a combined 54.3 points and 11.8 assists per game last year. In addition to the team’s top three scorers, the Seahawks are hopeful for a strong season from freshman guard Cobe Green. “Our guys worked hard in the summer and fall,” coach Ashley Battles said. The Seahawks also bring back guards Austin Gaumer and Max Easter, and forwards Thomas > SEABURY, 4C
Naturally, both coaches redirected questions about each other back to their first matches, assuming nothing. Kansas, seeded fifth overall in the tournament, earned the right to play at home by being one of the top 16 seeds. Creighton had a strong case for grabbing one of the seeds, but a 6-6 start to the season against a tough schedule left the Big East school just short. “I’m pumped,” said libero Cassie Wait, a law student. “Horejsi is such a great atmosphere and so intimate.
Our fans are right there. Our band is right there. Everything is really awesome. I’m just pumped to get two more games in front of this Jayhawk crowd and to have this family behind us 100 percent.” Wait explained how the band can aid the home team. “You talk about what noise can do,” Wait said. “Volleyball’s such a communicative sport, and so even when someone is serving, if you
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Eagles excited to get started By Bobby Nightengale firstname.lastname@example.org
Last season, Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team took second in the KCAA state tournament and the girls were fifth. Now both programs hope to make the jump to a state title. Here is a look at the Eagles’ basketball teams for the upcoming season:
Boys basketball Veritas Christian’s boys basketball team lost several seniors that accounted for a majority of the scoring and rebounding last year. But the Eagles are confident there won’t be any drop-off with a strong list of returners: seniors Mi-
chael Rask, Peyton Donohoe and Weston Flory, and sophomore Trey Huslig. Plus, there’s hope that the Eagles will receive strong seasons from senior Calvin Koch, sophomore Quinton Donohoe and sophomore Tucker Flory. “For the first time in three years, we will have flexibility with our lineups,” third-year coach Carl Huslig said. “We can go small with four guards or we can go big with three forwards. We will also be the most athletic team and best shooting team, shooters at all five positions, that we have coached.” The Eagles posted an 18-15 record last year and
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For the first time in three years, we will have flexibility with our lineups. We can go small with four guards or we can go big with three forwards.”
— Carl Huslig, third-year boys basketball coach
If you just looked at his face, you might not know that Kansas sophomore Carlton Bragg Jr., had been struggling. Same smile, same celebratory style on the bench, same happy-go-lucky player that Kansas basketball fans fell in love with as a freshman. But watching his play and reading his stats tells a different story, one that nobody Bragg expected and many are trying to decode as the Jayhawks (6-1) prepare for their eighth game of what was supposed to be Bragg’s breakout season. Seven games into the 2016-17 season, Bragg already has lost his starting spot, is playing an average of 16.6 minutes per game — up just 7.7 from his 2015-16 average — and has had as many bad fouls and ill-advised shots as he has good moments on either end. “It’s been challenging,” Bragg said following Tuesday’s 91-61 victory over Long Beach State. “Just being too aggressive and (not knowing) when to be aggressive, when not to be aggressive. I’ve gotta adjust to it.” With the answers to the test in his possession, Bragg on Tuesday demonstrated that his understanding made for more than just a good soundbite. After checking into the game for the first time with 15:15 to play in the first half, Bragg went back to the bench at the 13:59 mark after picking up his second foul. That’s where he stayed for the rest of the half and, with Lagerald Vick, Udoka Azubuike and even Dwight Coleby giving good minutes in his absence, it seemed as if he might be there for the rest of the night. But with senior forward Landen Lucas sidelined completely because of an oblique injury, fatigue became a factor and Bragg got a second chance. He made the most of that one, checking in at the 17:36 mark of the second half and playing with much better effort throughout his 10 secondhalf minutes. His final line read six points, six rebounds on 3-of-7 shooting with one assist, two turnovers and three fouls. It was far from a flawless performance, but KU coach Bill Self did have a phrase for it. “I think it was a positive sign,” Self said after the game. “I think 11 minutes and six points and six rebounds is a lot better than one minute and two fouls, so I’d say he was definitely much better the second half.” Bragg agreed and said his focus at this point in the season was on trying to emphasize the little things that will help the team and might get him rolling.
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Raptors 120, Grizzlies 105 Toronto— Kyle Lowry had 29 points and eight assists, DeMar DeRozan scored 24 points and Toronto ended Memphis’ sixgame road winning streak with a victory Wednesday night.SOUTH
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Kansas City, Mo. (ap) — Tyreek Hill has proven he can outrun just about anybody in the NFL. If only he could outrun his past, too. The rookie wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs has been a breakout star this season, evidenced by his performance Sunday night in Denver. Hill had nine catches for 52 yards and the tying touchdown, ran right around the Broncos’ Von Miller for an- Hill other score and even returned a free kick for an early TD that helped Kansas City to a crucial overtime victory. It was hardly a surprise Wednesday when the NFL announced that Hill, a controversial fifth-round pick in April’s draft, was chosen the AFC offensive player of the week. “Tribute to the kid,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “I’m probably more proud of him for what he’s doing off the field than on the field, but it’s well deserved. The award is well deserved.” You see, all of Hill’s success — and by extension, the Chiefs’ success — has generated conflicting feelings among fans in Kansas City familiar with the diminutive speedster’s backstory. Some are ready to forgive. Very few seem to have forgotten. Hill was an emerging star at Oklahoma State when he was arrested for domestic violence two years ago. He wound up pleading guilty to abusing and strangling his pregnant girlfriend, and Cowboys coach Mike Gundy kicked him out of the program — a decision by turns easy and hard to make. Easy because of the egregious nature of the crime, hard because of Hill’s vast talent. “Tyreek put himself in a bad situation,” Gundy said, “but during his time here at Oklahoma State, he was never an issue. That was the only incident that he ever had, so that’s why I felt really bad for him. But he’s certainly a big-time player and could have made a huge difference on that team.” Instead, he was forced to rehabilitate his image — and himself — at West Alabama, where he juggled school and football with counseling sessions and other court-mandated service work. In one season at the outof-the-way Division II school in Livingston, 60 miles from Tuscaloosa but a million miles from playing for the Crimson Tide, Hill hardly put up the kind of numbers that portend NFL greatness. He ran for a modest 237 yards and a touchdown, caught 27 passes for 444 yards and three scores, and returned two punts and two kickoffs for touchdowns. But the Chiefs knew his world-class speed — he won two medals running sprints at the world junior championships — could be a difference maker. So in an age of heightened sensitivity in the NFL when it comes to domestic violence, they spent a draft pick on him when most teams were unwilling. Then they faced the backlash of a fan base that still recalls the Jovan Belcher murder-suicide of a few years ago. Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said front-office executives spent time with coaches at Oklahoma State and West Alabama, Hill’s family members and friends, and even the Oklahoma prosecutor who handled his case. They came away convinced that he was on > CHIEFS, 4C
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BALTIMORE...................3 1/2 (40.5)...........................Miami OAKLAND...........................3 (49)..............................Buffalo Anthony 5-16 3-4 14, Porzingis 11-20 4-5 29, Westbrook scored 14 of his 35 MIAMI (106) O’Quinn 1-2 0-1 2, Rose 5-12 0-0 11, Lee 3-3 SAN DIEGO....................3 1/2 (47.5)................Tampa Bay Babbitt 4-9 0-0 11, McRoberts 0-4 1-2 1, 0-0 7, Kuzminskas 5-9 0-0 14, N’dour 0-0 0-0 points in overtime and posted ARIZONA......................... 2 1/2 (49).................Washington Whiteside 11-17 3-5 25, Dragic 6-17 4-6 16, 0, Hernangomez 2-2 2-2 6, Plumlee 1-1 2-3 4, his fourth consecutive tripleMcGruder 1-6 0-0 3, J.Johnson 4-12 2-3 10, Reed PITTSBURGH.................. 6 1/2 (49).....................NY Giants Jennings 5-14 0-0 12, Vujacic 2-4 0-0 5, Baker 0-0 0-1 0-2 0, Ellington 8-14 1-2 22, T.Johnson 7-13 SEATTLE........................6 1/2 (44.5)......................Carolina double to help Oklahoma City 4-6 18. 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Totals 44-98 Miami Friday New York 28 30 23 25—106 28 24 23 31—106 17-26 115. Minnesota 31 18 25 30—104 Denver 30 17 33 18— 98 MAC Championship Game Ford Field-Detroit, MI. Western Michigan....18 1/2 (59.5)............................. Ohio PAC 12 Championship Game Levi’s Stadium-Santa Clara, CA. Washington.....................7 (58.5)........................ Colorado Halftime-Kansas St. 37-29. 3-Point GoalsSaturday The Associated Press Green Bay 7-27 (Botz 3-6, Hurdle 1-1, WASHINGTON (4-3) WEST VIRGINIA........18 (68).................... 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Assists-Green Bay Gray and Shadell Millinghaus TCU (7-0) 13 (Anderson, Jones, Findlay 3), Kansas St. 20 OKLAHOMA............ 12 (77.5)..........Oklahoma St Shepherd 0-1 0-0 0, Miller 5-8 1-4 12, Fisher (Iwundu 5). Total Fouls-Green Bay 15, Kansas Arkansas St.....................23 (54)........................TEXAS ST scored 14 points apiece to lead 4-9 6-8 15, K.Williams 3-7 3-4 10, Bane 1-2 St. 12. Technicals-Hurdle. IDAHO.............................6 1/2 (52.5)................. Georgia St Texas Tech to a lead over In- 5-6 8, Sottile 0-0 0-0 0, Washburn 3-5 2-2 Conference USA Championship Game 8, Brodziansky 3-7 1-3 7, J.Parrish 0-0 0-0 0, carnate Word on Wednesday M.Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Trent 3-4 0-0 6, Dry 0-0 Oklahoma State 101, Houchens-Smith Stadium-Bowling Green, KY. night. WESTERN KENTUCKY.9 1/2 (82).......... Louisiana Tech 0-0 0, B.Parrish 2-6 0-0 4, Robinson 7-16 1-1 16. Rogers State 85 Totals 31-67 19-28 86. 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Rebounds- No. 9 Baylor 79, TEXAS TECH (6-1) Washington 44 (Fultz 14), TCU 29 (K.Williams Sam Houston St. 45 Mountain West Championship Game Smith 6-9 1-2 13, Gray 5-9 4-4 14, Livingston 10). Assists-Washington 14 (Fultz 6), TCU 19 War Memorial Stadium-Laramie, WY. Waco, Texas — Reserve 2-5 0-0 4, Thomas 2-5 0-0 4, Evans 4-10 3-4 (Robinson 7). Total Fouls-Washington 23, TCU ...............6 1/2 (61.5).................... WYOMING 11, Temple 0-1 0-0 0, Brandsma 0-1 0-0 19. A-596 (7,201). King McClure scored 14 points San Diego St.ACC Championship Game 0, Stevenson 3-7 1-2 7, McLean 1-4 0-0 2, and Baylor remained unbeaten. Millinghaus 5-7 3-4 14. Totals 28-58 12-16 69. Bank of America Stadium-Charlotte, NC. Halftime-Texas Tech 38-25. 3-Point Goals- Kansas State 80, Green Bay 61 Clemson............................10 (58).................Virginia Tech Incarnate Word 7-21 (Jo.Kite 4-9, Hart 1-3, HOUSTON ST. (4-3) Manhattan — Barry Brown SAM Big 10 Championship Game Butler 2-5 0-0 5, Majauskas 6-15 1-1 13, S.Johnson 1-3, Burmeister 1-4, Socks 0-2), Lucas Oil Stadium-Indianapolis, IN. Texas Tech 1-11 (Millinghaus 1-3, Thomas scored 18 points on 7-of-11 Dewey 2-8 0-0 4, Henderson 3-12 0-0 8, Baxter 0-1, Gray 0-1, Evans 0-2, Stevenson 0-2, shooting, Xavier Sneed added 2-8 0-0 4, Galbreath 2-4 0-0 4, Lopez 0-0 0-0 0, Wisconsin.....................2 1/2 (47.5).......................Penn St Jones 1-2 0-0 2, C.Delaney 0-2 0-0 0, Williams McLean 0-2). Fouled Out-None. ReboundsNBA 0-4 0-0 0, J.Delaney 1-6 0-0 3, Spivey 0-2 0-0 0, Incarnate Word 24 (S.Johnson 8), Texas Tech 14 points and Kansas State beat Almanza 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 20-71 1-1 45. Favorite.............. Points (O/U)........... Underdog 35 (Millinghaus 7). Assists-Incarnate Word 11 Green Bay. BAYLOR (7-0) Motley 2-6 4-6 8, Lual-Acuil 2-7 3-4 7, Freeman CHARLOTTE..................10 1/2 (194)............................Dallas (S.Johnson 4), Texas Tech 13 (Evans 5). Total 5-10 0-0 13, Lecomte 2-4 3-5 9, Wainright 4-8 1-1 Milwaukee........................4 (217)......................BROOKLYN Fouls-Incarnate Word 17, Texas Tech 13. 12, Maston 2-5 2-2 6, Davis 0-0 1-2 1, Mitchell CLEVELAND...................4 1/2 (214).................LA Clippers GREEN BAY (3-4) Lowe 2-5 2-3 6, Anderson 3-8 0-1 6, Cooper 2-4 0-0 4, Lindsey 2-3 0-0 5, McClure 5-9 0-0 14. Orlando............................1 (182.5)........................ MEMPHIS Totals 26-56 14-20 79. 2-6 3-4 7, Botz 4-9 0-0 11, Small 1-11 2-2 4, Carter TCU 86, Washington 71 Halftime_Baylor 34-17. 3-Point Goals_Sam UTAH..................................10 (189)...............................Miami 0-1 0-0 0, Kanter 3-6 0-0 7, Hurdle 4-8 0-0 9, Houston St. 4-25 (Henderson 2-6, Butler Fort Worth, Texas — Alex Jesperson 1-1 0-0 3, Hankerson 1-3 0-0 2, Jones 1-2, J.Delaney 1-4, Majauskas 0-1, Spivey GOLDEN ST......................10 (229)..........................Houston College Basketball C.Delaney 0-2, Almanza 0-2, Dewey 0-2, Robinson scored 16 points 1-4 3-3 6, Findlay 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-62 10-13 61. 0-1, Williams 0-2, Baxter 0-3), Baylor 13-31 (McClure Favorite................... Points................ Underdog and TCU rallied from an early KANSAS ST. 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D-lineman KeyShaun Simmons commits to Kansas By Benton Smith firstname.lastname@example.org
With the 2016 season complete and Kansas football coaches out on the recruiting trail searching for more talent to add to the roster, David Beaty received some good news Wednesday when one of the rebuilding program’s targets called the head coach to commit to KU. Beaty tweeted out his signature “#NeatDeal” — as he does every time a prospect decides to join the Jayhawks — upon hearing from KeyShaun Simmons, a 6-foot-3, 270-pound defensive lineman from Pearl River Community College, in Poplarville, Miss. Simmons, a sophomore on schedule to graduate at the end of this semester, told Jon Kirby of Jayhawk Slant he initiated communication with the Kansas staff and sent his video highlights to the coaches to get his recruitment rolling. “(Defensive line coach Michael) Slater got my film and he evaluated it,” Simmons told Jayhawk Slant. “After that he showed it to a lot of the other coaches. After that they got in contact with me and I talked to Coach Slater on the phone. It was the day after my birthday and Coach Slater said he was going to come see me. He told me he likes how physical I am and how I get off the ball. He also said he likes how I get after the quarterback.” Slater traveled down to Mississippi to meet with Simmons in person earlier this week, and the defensive lineman, who said he can play inside or outside, committed to Beaty by phone Wednesday. “I talked to coach Beaty,” Simmons said. “I told him I am ready to commit. I liked all of the coaches I talked to and I think I will like the atmosphere there. I’m just ready to get there and help them get the program turned around.” The juco transfer joins a group that has to be considered KU’s best for 2017, with Dorance Armstrong Jr., Daniel Wise and DeeIsaac Davis returning. Still, Kansas needed to add some defensive line depth once three-star defensive tackle Zach McKinney rescinded his commitment just weeks after agreeing to join the program, in essence creating an opening in the recruiting class. Rivals.com hasn’t assessed any stars to Simmons, who also had offers from Jackson State, Murray State, TennesseeMartin and Texas Southern, as well as some interest from Memphis.
KU’s Stanley earned respect after winning starting job By Benton Smith email@example.com
The revolving door for the Kansas football team’s quarterback position finally closed over the course of the season’s final weeks, thanks to redshirt freshman Carter Stanley. Though far from perfect, Stanley now enters the offseason as the Jayhawks’ incumbent No. 1 quarterback, instead of Montell Cozart or Ryan Willis, both of whom served as backups in the final three games after sharing the job in September and trading the starting role back and forth in October. Once Stanley proved on the first Saturday of November, during the second half at West Virginia, he could handle the offense, the 6-foot-2 QB from Vero Beach, Fla., helped Kansas (2-10 overall, 1-8 Big 12) produce its best three-week stretch of the season to close 2016. After KU upset Texas in overtime in its home finale — giving second-year head coach David Beaty his first Big 12 victory — in Stanley’s second start, the program experienced its first road defeat of fewer than 27 points this season, in a 34-19 loss at Kansas State. In the first half of the Sunflower Showdown, it seemed Stanley might fare no better than his predecessors on the road. Consecutive secondquarter possessions concluded with K-State picking off Stanley, and KU trailed 20-3. However, the young starter rebounded to complete 16 of his final 28 passes for 216 yards and two touchdowns. “He was terrific,” Beaty said of Stanley’s play following those turnovers, “and that’s
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KANSAS STARTING QUARTERBACK CARTER STANLEY (9) warms up before kickoff Nov. 12 at Memorial Stadium before the Jayhawks game against Iowa State. what you want. He comes over (to the sideline), he owns it. He’ll come back and he’ll talk just in very general terms about exactly what happened and we can move on.” Sophomore receiver Steven Sims Jr., who led Kansas this season with 72 receptions, 859 yards and seven touchdowns, approached Stanley following his interceptions. Sims told the QB to have a short-term memory on the matter. “Let it go,” Sims said of his message, “and let’s go make plays.” Stanley showed the ability to settle down and in the third quarter, with Kansas backed up against the goal line, the QB unleashed a deep ball for LaQuvionte Gonzalez that turned into a 95-yard touchdown — the third-longest passing play in KU history, behind a 97-yard TD from Bill Fenton to Wil-
lie Smith, against Texas Tech, in 1965; and a 98-yard scoring connection between QB Kelly Donohoe and receiver Willie Vaughn, versus Colorado, in 1987. At times, Stanley utilized his feet to try and keep pass plays alive, and at others he took off for positive rushing gains, including a 36-yard carry (a career best) in the fourth quarter. While the freshman’s mental toughness allowed him to pass for a personal-best 302 yards at K-State, he proved physically durable, as well, enduring sacks and hits throughout the game in a hostile environment, while rushing for 52 yards. “Carter’s very tough,” Sims said. “I told him after the game: ‘I like the way you fought today. I liked the way you fought to end the game.’ And I liked his toughness.” Though listed at just 196
pounds, Stanley often lowered his shoulder to finish off challenging runs. Senior running back Ke’aun Kinner said those sorts of plays can rally a team. “Hey, that’s on him. He doesn’t like to slide,” Kinner said after, like Sims, characterizing the QB as tough. “He wants you to feel him. I like it.” That trait tends to show up on the sideline, too. Beaty said he and Stanley “get after each other” during in-game discussions. “But it’s because we’re both intense guys. It doesn’t need to be looked at as a negative,” Beaty said. “That’s how we like to compete — we like to talk really, really tight and intense with each other.” In his three starts, Stanley completed 71 of 124 passes (57.3 percent) for 693 yards, with three touchdowns and four interceptions. The sophomore-to-be clearly has work to do in the months ahead. He’ll see more competition for KU’s starting spot once former Washington State QB Peyton Bender arrives as a transfer. Plus, freshman Tyriek Starks, who redshirted this year, could push for consideration, too. For now at least, the job is Stanley’s to lose. His 59.6-percent completion rate, 959 passing yards, six touchdowns and six interceptions this season in limited time will all factor in one way or another on how he approaches his development moving forward. But from the sound of it, Stanley’s teammates seem to think the QB has other attributes worth examining. “He finished strong,” Kinner said. “Being thrown in there and being able to make something happen, it just shows how strong-willed he is.”
FSHS wrestling sweeps double dual in season opener By Bobby Nightengale firstname.lastname@example.org
After a few weeks to prepare for the season, Free State High’s wrestling team proved it was more than ready to match up against some new faces Wednesday. The Firebirds, ranked 10th in Class 6A, cruised to a sweep in their season-opening double dual at FSHS. They won, 70-12, over Bishop Miege and beat Olathe East, 65-12. In their pair of dominant wins, the Firebirds showed off their depth and offseason improvements. Perhaps, no wrestler was a better example than 132-pound FSHS junior Charlie Bermel, who pinned both of his opponents, including one match that lasted 40 seconds. “He’s one of the hardestworking kids in our room,” Free State coach Mike Gill-
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can just get in their head a little bit, make them re-question where it is they are serving, if they accidentally serve it to a player instead of two steps to their right, that makes our job easier.” Wait used the communication between 2015 All-Americans Ainise Havili and Kelsie Payne to illustrate the homecourt advantage. “If our setter, Ainise, is trying to tell Kelsie a play, on the defense or whatever, and you
KU’s Lucas nominated for Allstate Good Works Team
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ership among their peers. Players at all levels of college basketball are recognized for the charitable involvement and altruistic acts that make them standout from others in Kansas forward Landen Lu- their sport. cas on Wednesday was nomiThe 278 student-athletes nated for the 2017 Allstate on the list were nominated NABC Good Works Team by by their athletic departthe National Association of ments and sports inforBasketball Coaches. mation directors and two The senior from Portland, separate panels will select Ore., was one of the all-time two 10-member teams, high 278 nominees for the which will be made up of NABC and WBCA Good five men and women Div. I Works Teams that honor an athletes and five more men outstanding group of student- and women from Div. II, III athletes who represent the and the NAIA. sport’s finest in the areas of The winners will be community service and lead- revealed in February.
man said of Bermel. “Giving a kid like that an opportunity to wrestle varsity and then to showcase what he’s been working for is pretty cool. I really enjoyed watching him wrestle. That was my highlight.” Bermel, who spent last season wrestling on junior-varsity, credited his practice partners, juniors Tate Steele and Isaiah Jacobs. Steele won a state title at 132 pounds last year and Jacobs took fifth at 126. For instance, Bermel has improved his signature move — the cross-face cradle. It’s a move designed to pin opponents who lay on their stomach. “I learned that freshman year and I tried it in my very first match ever and it was horrible,” Bermel said. “Absolutely terrible. But I got the pin and I’ve stuck with it ever since and I’ve perfected it. Guys like
Tate, they taught me. I lost in a match because I was doing it the wrong way and they taught me how to do it the right way.” Along with Bermel, Ben Hill, Devin Beers and Nick Eddis won two matches. Bishop Miege had seven open weights and Olathe East had three, limiting the time on the mat for some wrestlers. Steele, the top-ranked wrestler in 6A at 138 pounds, said there isn’t much difference in his wrestling mentality after winning his first state title. The first state wrestling champion in school history won by technical fall, a 16-1 victory over Olathe East’s Danny Malekani. “I think with a title comes confidence. But I don’t think that it’s really changed,” Steele said. “I still have the same mind-set. It’s not going to make me any cockier or anything like that.” In the first few meets of the
season, Gillman said it mostly comes down to “competitive fire” before teams have extra time to work on the technical side during winter break. Against Olathe East, the Firebirds registered six pins: Bermel, Bennett King, Elijah Jacobs, Joey Eddis, Nick Eddis and Sky Carey. The list of pins, spanning several weight classes, showcased where the Firebirds have made big strides throughout the past few seasons. “It’s a lot different,” Steele said. “When you come in freshman year, I mean we were pretty good and we won regionals, but you saw the talent concentrated in certain parts of the room. If you go in our room right now, it just seems like it’s spread out everywhere.” The Firebirds will compete in the Leavenworth Invitational at 9 a.m. Saturday.
can’t hear it because the gym is so loud, that makes it tough for our opponents who aren’t used to that, who aren’t prepared for that, and our fans, and the band especially, do such a good of knowing when it’s time to be really loud. It’s really huge and we take a lot of joy in what they can bring and what they can help us with when we get to play at home.” Kansas won its first Big 12 title by finishing a game ahead of Texas, the fourth overall seed in the NCAA tournament. The Jayhawks (26-2, 15-1) placed four players on the Big 12’s 13-deep first team. Payne was named player of the year, Havili setter of the year, Wait
libero of the year and the versatile Madison Rigdon was on the first team as well. Payne missed more than a week with an ankle sprain and played well enough on it upon her return that she dominated the fifth set in the season finale at Baylor. “It’s good,” Payne said Wednesday. “It’s still a little fat, but it might be fat forever.” She is not walking in a boot. “I’m strong against the boot,” Payne said. “I don’t like it. It’s ugly. It’s big. I’ll walk with tape on my ankle.” Samford can embrace the underdog role the way Kansas did in upsetting No. 1 overall seed USC a year ago to advance to
the school’s first Final Four. That alone is enough to make Samford (21-13, 9-7 in the Southern Conference, conference-tournament champion) dangerous. What else does? “They’ve got a great coach … a ton of seniors, they’ve got kids who could play in our conference, physical kids who could play in our conference,” Bechard said. Kansas is one of seven schools to earn the right to serve as host for first-andsecond round NCAA Tournament matches in each of the past five seasons, joining Florida, Nebraska, Penn State, Stanford, Texas and Washington.
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“Just gotta get a little momentum going,” he said. “Try to get the easiest basket or make the easiest play, you know, just to get my rhythm flowing.” One way to do that, according to Self, is to figure out a way to play within the flow of the game while thinking one or two steps ahead to get an advantage on the opponent. “He’s gotta figure out how to score easy, which he did a couple times,” Self said. “And then he
I took some bad shots today. I just wasn’t in it. I was just trying to score, trying to do it all instead of just focusing on the main stuff.”
— Carlton Bragg Jr.
took a couple marginal shots that are hard shots, hard for anybody.” Bragg knows his offense will come if he continues to spend time going after loose balls, hitting the boards and doing the little things that can help make Kansas more successful, he admitted. “I took some bad shots today,” Bragg said after the game. “I just wasn’t in it. I was just trying to
score, trying to do it all instead of just focusing on the main stuff. “In practice, coach is challenging us each and
every day. It’s been tough on the bigs, but we’re just pushing through it and I think we’re gonna get a lot better.” Bragg and the Jayhawks will be back in Allen Fieldhouse at 2:30 p.m. Saturday for a battle with Stanford, which is now coached by former Kansas standout Jerod Haase.
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Women’s basketball falls at Creighton, 69-49
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The Kansas women’s basketball team saw its three-game winning streak snapped Wednesday in a 69-49 loss against Creighton at D.J. Sokol Arena. The Jayhawks (3-3) trailed by seven points near the end of the third quarter and never pulled any closer after shooting 37 percent from the floor (21-of-57) and 17 percent from behind the threepoint arc (2-of-12). KU junior guard Chayla Cheadle led the Jayhawks with 12 points — the only scorer in double figures. Creighton (3-3) shot 50 percent from the field, including a blistering 8-of11 in the fourth quarter. The Jayhawks will travel to Alabama on Sunday.
BOX SCORE KANSAS (49) MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t Sydney Umeri 14 3-4 0-0 1-2 4 6 M. Calvert 29 3-10 2-3 0-2 0 9 J. Washington 24 1-6 0-0 1-1 3 3 Chayla Cheadle 27 6-13 0-0 1-2 3 12 Kylee Kopatich 26 1-4 0-0 0-5 0 2 Chelsea Lott 10 2-3 0-0 0-5 0 4 Jada Brown 19 1-4 0-0 0-1 4 2 Timeka O’Neal 13 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 Aisia Robertson 14 4-7 1-2 1-4 1 9 J. Christopher 14 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 C. Manning-Allen 10 0-4 2-2 1-2 1 2 team 5-9 Totals 21-57 5-7 10-33 17 49 Three-point goals: 2-12 (Calvert 1-2, Washington 1-4, Cheadle 0-1, Kopatich 0-1, Brown 0-2 , O’Neal 0-1, Robertson 0-1). Assists: 17 (Umeri 1, Calvert 2, Washington 3, Cheadle 3, Kopatich 1, Brown 2, O’Neal 1, Christopher 4). Turnovers: 14 (Umeri 1, Calvert 4, Washington 3, Cheadle 3, Lott 1, O’Neal 1, Manning-Allen 1). Blocked shots: 1 (Kopatich 1). Steals: 6 (Calvert 3, Cheadle 1, Brown 1, Christopher 1). CREIGHTON (69) MIN FG FT REB PF TP m-a m-a o-t M.C. McGrory 31 4-9 0-0 1-5 0 11 S. Lamberty 25 0-4 0-0 0-2 2 0 Marissa Janning 32 6-9 2-5 0-2 4 15 Audrey Faber 28 5-9 1-3 0-4 0 13 B. Rollerson 25 4-6 2-3 0-5 2 10 Myah Mellman 5 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 Aimee Rischard 2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 Jaylyn Agnew 16 0-2 2-2 1-4 1 2 Bailey Norby 6 2-2 0-0 0-3 1 5 Lauren Works 20 1-5 0-0 2-5 0 3 Kylie Brown 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 Ali Greene 7 2-3 2-3 3-4 1 6 team 0-1 Totals 26-52 9-16 7-35 13 69 Three-point goals: 8-22 (McGrory 3-4, Lamberty 0-3, Janning 1-3, Faber 2-6, Norby 1-1, Works 1-5). Assists: 18 (McGrory 1, Lamberty 1, Janning 4, Faber 5, Rollerson 3, Agnew 2, Works 2). Turnovers: 13 (McGrory 2, Lamberty 2, Janning 4, Faber 2, Rollerson 1, Mellman 1, Works 1). Blocked shots: 9 (Lamberty 2, Rollerson 4, Agnew 2, Greene 1). Steals: 7 (McGrory 1, Lamberty 1, Janning 1, Rollerson 1, Agnew 1, Norby 1, Brown 1). Kansas 10 12 17 10 — 49 Creighton 19 11 18 21 — 69 Technical fouls: None. Officials: Bryan Enterline, Karen Preato, Pualani Spurlock. Attendance: 1,008.
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Huslig said the team responded with an “excellent summer session” during the offseason. They will have a tough schedule, but they are confident they will be playing their best basketball by the end of the year. “Early in the season, we will rely upon on our back-court and their experience,” Huslig said. “However, it would not surprise me if at some point the Flory brothers become our go-to guys. We also have four seniors who have bought into our program and their leadership will be invaluable.” The Eagles will face Olathe Heritage on Fri-
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FREE STATE SWIMMER AIDAN GOETZ cuts through the water during the Boys 200 Yard Freestyle event on Wednesday at the Indoor Aquatic Center.
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Many members of the Free State swim and dive team couldn’t help themselves from checking the team scores after every event. FSHS and Shawnee Mission South traded places in the top two spots for much of the evening. But in the end, the Firebirds fell just short, placing second in their season-opening home quadrangular Wednesday at Indoor Aquatic Center. “A little disappointed but the guys raced really well,” Free State coach Annette McDonald said. “A lot of times were dropped from last year. You can see improvement and they are really excited about that.” Free State finished with 359 points as a team, which was just two points shy of the meet’s champion. The narrow defeat was certainly a disappointing start to the 2016-17 campaign, especially for a team that has finished third in state each of the last two years. But in a way, it might have been the best possible outcome. “It can motivate them to go harder and faster,” McDonald said. “A couple people were sick and this is how important it is for everyone to be there for the team. Those kind of things make a difference and they learn from it.”
strong start to the new season after coming off the school’s best finish (eighth at state) since 2002. In Wednesday’s quadrangular, Lawrence placed third with 325 points despite several new faces. Leavenworth finished well behind the pack with a mark of 264. “It was the first meet for half our team,” LHS coach Kent McDonald said. “We have been working for three weeks and our team finally figured out what they had been working for.” Even with half of the squad made up of new swimmers, the Lions notched one-third of the event crowns, with four first-place finishes. Alex Heckman claimed two of the team’s four golds. Heckman won the 50 freestyle (22.46) by over a second and the 100 freestyle (50.43) by nearly three full seconds. Stephen Johnson completed the sweep with a victory in the 500 freestyle by a time of 4:55.17. Both Heckman and Johnson were the final two legs in the 400-yard freestyle relay team, which notched first to close out the meet. “We were hoping our experienced guys would come through,” McDonald said. “We did qualify for state, which is good.” Both Free State and Lawrence will travel to Manhattan for a triangular at 3:30 p.m. WednesLHS places third Lawrence High had a day. Even though the Firebirds were not in full force, they were still able to win three of the 12 events. Skylar Eklund claimed first in the one-meter dive. Eklund scored 224.85 points, which was good enough to qualify him for state. Eklund also qualified for state in the first meet last year. “I thought I did all right on my doubles,” Eklund said. “I have been practicing on those and trying to improve on my twisters. All the other divers were really good.” Jake Viscomi was the other FSHS individual winner. Viscomi narrowly edged Josh Buss of Shawnee Mission South in the 100 backstroke. Viscomi clocked a time of 1:04.09 while Buss punched a 1:04.10. However, that was not the only close race of the evening. The Firebirds’ quartet — Sydney Lin, Corey Schultz-Bever, Dean Stuart and Cameron Hodge — clinched a win in the 200-yard freestyle relay. Their time of 1:38.18 was good enough to edge Leavenworth’s relay team, which recorded a time of 1:38.31. “You can race off people,” Lin said. “If it’s really close like that it gives you the tension. That usually doesn’t happen. We just gave it our all and I’m proud of us.”
Wednesday at Free State Team scores: Shawnee Mission South 361, Free State 359, Lawrence 325, Leavenworth 264. FSHS, LHS results 200 medley relay — 3. Alex Heckman, Dylan Beierschbach, Stephen Johnson, Patrick Oblon, L, 1:50.02; 4. Aidan Goertz, Sydney Lin, Corey Schultz-Bever, Cameron Hodge, FS, 1:51.49; 5. Jake Viscomi, John Loos, Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, Dean Stuart, FS, 1:56.37; 8. Jaren Miller, Brian Myers, Treyton Trujillo, Noah Kucza, L, 2:10.40; 9. David Stuart, Jack Kelsey, Eugene Galvez, Christopher Woodward, FS, 2:16.96; 10. James Lynch, Lofan Frose, Sam Phillips, Luke Dunlap, L, 2:17.74; 11. Ethan Perrins, Ben Aldridge, Trent Hartman, Declan Forth, FS, 2:18.80; 13. Cameron Walters, Reed Pfeifer, Josh Axlund, Anton Grundstrom, L, 2:20.85. 200 freestyle — 2. Aidan Goertz, FS, 2:09.26; 3. Jakob Busch, L, 2:17.99; 6. Chase Root, L, 2:30.26; 8. Luke Dunlap, L, 2:43.51; 9. David Stuart, FS, 2:49.58; 10. Anton Grundstrom, L, 2:57.12; 11. Nicholas Burket, FS, 2:57.84. 200 individual medley — 2. Stephen Johnson, L, 2:05.51; 3. Corey SchultzBever, FS, 2:16.80; 5. Ben Aldridge, FS, 2:20.16; 7. John Loos, FS, 2:25.99; 8. Brian Myers, L, 2:39.15; 10. Dylan Bierschbach, L, 2:53.76; 11. Ethan Perrins, FS, 2:59.05. 50 freestyle — 1. Alex Heckman, L, 22.46; 3. Cameron Hodge, FS, 24.65; 4. Patrick Oblon, L, 24.83; 5. Sydney Lin, FS, 24.90; 6. Dean Stuart, FS, 25.29; 7. Jared Miller, L, 26.00; 8. Eugen Galvez, FS, 26.24; 9. Ross Lutzkanin, L, 26.44; 13. Will Bellemere, L, 26.83; 16. Jadon Ballinger, FS, 27.28; One-meter diving — 1. Skylar Eklund, FS, 224.85; 5. Anton Martinez, L, 172.05; 7. Carson Juhl, FS, 124.30; 8. Patrick Steinbach, L, 123.45. 100 butterfly — 5. Jake Viscomi, FS, 1:02.84; 6. Ross Lutzkanin, L, 1:09.94; 7. Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, FS, 1:12.80; 8. Treyton Truhillo, L, 1:14.94; 9. Christopher Woodward, FS, 1:21.58. 100 freestyle — 1. Alex Heckman, L, 50.43; 3. Aidan Goertz, FS, 53.93; 7. Cameron Hodge, 57.14; 10. Will Bellemere, L, 1:01.50; 12. Noah Kucza, L, 1:02.09; 13. Eugene Galvez, FS, 1:02.65; 16. Matthew Mchenry, FS, 1:05.20; 18. Josh Axlund, L, 1:06.36; 24. James Morton, FS, 1:10.71. 500 freestyle — 1. Stephen Johnson, L, 4:55.17; 4. John Loos, FS, 5:52.45; 5. Ben Aldridge, FS, 5:53.06; 6. Jakob Busch, L, 6:35.40; 7. Treyton Trujillo, L, 6:40.52; 8. Chase Root, L, 6:52.47; 10. Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, FS, 6:55.12. 200 freestyle relay — 1. Sydney Lin, Corey Schultz-Bever, Dean Stuart, Cameron Hodge, FS, 1:38.18; 4. Jared Miller, Brian Myers, Ross Lutzkanin, Noah Kucza, L, 1:48.25; 7. Christopher Woodward, Jadon Ballinger, Skylar Eklund, Eugen Galvez, FS, 1:55.45; 8. Josh Axlund, Andrew Severn, Anton Grundstrom, Dylan Bierschbach, L, 1:56.74; 9. James Lynch, Sam Phillips, Luke Dunlap, Devin Van Schmus, L, 2:00.97; 11. David Stuart, Carson Juhl, Declan Forth, Jack Kelsey, FS, 2:03.40; 13. Anton Martinez de Velasco, Will Bellemere, Nathan Stoddard, JJ Smith, L, 2:08.23; 14. Remington Eakin, Davis Reed, Hunter Jones, Logan Grose, L, 2:09.37; Nicholas Burket, Kalib Wilson, Aaron Guo, Matthew Mchenry, FS, 2:11.98. 100 backstroke — 1. Jake Viscomi, FS, 1:04.09; 5. Trent Hartman, FS, 1:16.38; 8. Hayden Husman, L, 1:18.92; 9. Christopher Woodward, FS, 1:21.49; 11. Ethan Perrins, FS, 1:28.43; 12. Cameron Walters, L, 1:31.39; 13. Nicholas Burket, FS, 1:33.21; 14. Braden Augustine, L, 1:33.56; 17. Luis Torres, 1:41.80; 18. Brian Camerena, L, 2:08.40. 100 breaststroke — 2. Corey SchultzBever, FS, 1:05.02; 3. Sydney Lin, FS, 1:12.59; 4. Dylan Bierschbach, L, 1:18.08; 7. Brian Meyers, L, 1:19.18;
9. Reed Pfeifer, L, 1:25.31; 10. Jadon Ballinger, FS, 1:26.10; Logan Grose, L, 1:27.47; 14. Jack Kelsey, FS, 1:31.01; 15. Josh Axlund, L, 1:35.28; 16. Aaron Guo, FS, 1:35.28. 400 freestyle relay — 1. Patrick Oblon, Noah Kucza, Alex Heckman, Stephen Johsnon, L, 3:36.48; 3. Jake Viscomi, John Loos, Dean Stuart, Aidan Goertz, FS, 3:51.28; 4. Jakob Busch, Ross Lutzkanin, Jared Miller, Treyton Trujillo, L, 4:13.03; 6. Ben Aldridge, Trent Hartman, Ethan Perrins, Finneas Nesbitt-Daly, FS, 4:20.96; 8. Hayden Husman, Braden Augustine, Anton Grundstrom, Devin Van Schmus, L, 4:37.27; 9. Sam Phillips, Andrew Severn, James Lynch, Chase Root, L, 4:41.50.
Free State 70, Bishop Miege 12 106 pounds: Lou Fincher, FS, won by forfeit. 113: Garrett Bradley, FS, won by forfeit. 120: Bennett King, FS, won by forfeit. 126: Isaiah Jacobs, FS, won by forfeit. 132: Charlie Bermel, FS, pinned Gabe Cantu, BM, 3:54. 138: Tate Steele, FS, won by forfeit. 145: Elijah Jacobs, FS, won by forfeit. 152: Ben Hill, FS, def. Matt Deitchmon, BM, 3-0. 160: Drew Perez, BM, pinned Joey Eddis, FS, 1:34. 170: Brett Bailes, BM, won by forfeit. 182: Devin Beers, FS, pinned Collin Drinkhouse, BM, 1:23. 195: Manuel Solis, FS, pinned Luke Ziglinski, 1:06. 220: Nick Eddis, FS, pinned Christian Munoz, BM, 1:27. 285: Sky Carey, FS, won by forfeit. Free State 65, Olathe East 12 106 pounds: Lou Fincher, FS, won by forfeit. 113: Garrett Bradley, FS, won by forfeit. 120: Bennett King, FS, pinned Liam Delancy, OE. 126: Isaiah Jacobs, FS, won by forfeit. 132: Charlie Bermel, FS, pinned Markell Scott, OE, 0:40. 138: Tate Steele, FS, def. Danny Malekani, OE, 16-1. 145: Elijah Jacobs, FS, pinned Mitchell Cardello, OE, 1:27. 152: Ben Hill, FS, def. Ty Alholm, OE, 4-0. 160: Joey Eddis, FS, pinned Wyatt Mackley, OE, 1:42. 170: Dwan Washington, OE, won by forfeit. 182: Devin Beers, FS, def. Jaden Avena, 13-9. 195: Robert Martinez, OE, pinned Manuel Solis, FS, 2:47. 220: Nick Eddis, FS, pinned Saul Gomez, 1:36. 285: Sky Carey, FS, pinned Will Eagan, 0:38.
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League Overall Baylor 0-0 7-0 TCU 0-0 7-0 Kansas 0-0 6-1 Kansas State 0-0 6-1 Oklahoma State 0-0 6-1 Texas Tech 0-0 6-1 Iowa State 0-0 5-1 Oklahoma 0-0 5-1 West Virginia 0-0 5-1 Texas 0-0 3-3 Wednesday’s Games TCU 86, Washington 71 Texas Tech 69, Incarnate Word 48 Oklahoma State 101, Rogers State 85 Kansas State 80, Green Bay 61 Baylor 79, Sam Houston State 45 Today’s games Cincinnati at Iowa State, 8 p.m. Friday’s games Alabama at Texas, 8:30 p.m.
The Baker University women’s soccer team advanced to the NAIA Final
Four with a 2-1 victory over Benedictine on Wednesday at Orange Beach Sportsplex. Krista Hooper scored the game-winning goal for the Wildcats with 17:52 left, assisted by Katie Hibbeler.
Jenna Lattimer added a goal in the first half. It’s the first time the Wildcats (17-3-3) have advanced to the Final Four since 2010. They will face Spring Arbor at noon Friday.
has been positive, and he’s had some things he’s had to do for the incident and he doesn’t miss anything. He does everything he’s supposed to do.” Hill said that includes classes and therapy sessions, where he can get things “off his chest,” but he declined to discuss specifics. He also said he
is supporting the victim and his child. “I make sure I do those things in order to be a better person,” Hill said before Wednesday’s practice. “I’m real dedicated. I’m going to stick to it so I can be a better man, a better citizen for the community and a better father for my son.”
Indeed, Hill has done nothing off the field to make the Chiefs regret the decision. He’s done plenty on it to make it look like a wise move. “Obviously he’s a big part of what we’re doing,” Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith said. “He’s had more on his plate but he’s handled it really well.”
Baker women’s soccer advances to Final Four
day at the East Lawrence Recreation Center.
Girls basketball With eight seniors, Veritas Christian’s girls basketball team will have plenty of talent, leadership and experience on the floor this year. The Eagles, which posted a 12-12 record last year on their way to a fifth place finish in the KCAA, will be led by senior guard Tori Huslig and junior forward Chloe Holland. Huslig was dominant last year, averaging 20.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and four steals per game. Along with the seniors, 14th-year coach Kevin Shelton said freshman guard/forward Maria Stieben could make a strong impact this year. “We will rely upon Tori Huslig and Chloe
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BISHOP SEABURY BASKETBALL PLAYERS, from left, Mikey Wycoff, Celia Taylor-Puckett, Kayleigh Boos.
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diZerega and Chris Green. But there will be no easing into the schedule this year. Seabury will open the season playing host to Hanover, ranked No. 1 in 1A-I, at 6:45 p.m. tonight.
Girls basketball After finishing with a 5-13 record last year, Bishop Seabury’s girls basketball team will feature a bit of a new look. The Seahawks will have a familiar face as their new coach. Nick Taylor, who coached at
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all going to go through our last two-a-days together, we’re going to go through our last home Holland’s experience and season against Olathe game together,” Wedd scoring abilities,” Shelton Heritage on Friday at the said. “We’re going to said. East Lawrence Recre- go through summer weights together for the The Eagles start the ation Center. Bobby Nightengale/Journal-World Photo
VERITAS CHRISTIAN BASKETBALL PLAYERS, from left, Weston Flory and Tori Huslig.
Seabury from 2001-08, returns at the head of the program. Seabury will lean on senior small forward/ guard Kayleigh Boos and senior point guard Celia Taylor-Puckett for most of its scoring, and hope for a strong contribution from newcomer Emily Heinz. “We have some good returning players mixed with some good youth,” Taylor said. “I believe the challenge is going to be controlling the nerves of the first game and understanding a new system from last season.” The Seahawks will start the season against third-ranked Hanover at 5:15 p.m. today at Seabury. last time. I feel like it’s a good time, programwise, and in my life. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stop working, because I have to find a job and work for another four or five years.” The Lions went 6-4 this past season and were eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in a 52-49 loss to Shawnee Mission North.
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Craig Construction Co
Interior/exterior painting, roofing, roof repairs, fence work, deck work, lawn care, siding, windows & doors. For 11+ years serving Douglas County & surrounding areas. Insured.
Toyota 2007 Avalon Limited
ext cab, tow package, power equipment, alloy wheels, great finance terms are available. Stk#33169B1 Only $26,755
Benefits multiple charities that UMW supports including Della Lamb and Youthville. 785-542-3200
Family Owned & Operated 20 Yrs
The Wood Doctor - Wood rot repair, fences, decks, doors & windows - built, repaired, or replaced & more! Bath/kitchen remodeled. Basement finished. 785-542-3633 • 816-591-6234
one owner, power equipment, alloy wheels, power seat, 3rd row seating, stk#19145A1
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SELLING A TRUCK? Chevrolet 2013 Silverado 4wd Z71 LT
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Dale Willey 785-843-5200 www.dalewilleyauto.com
Cookies for just $7/pound!
Kia 2011 Soul
Eudora United Methodist Church 2084 N 1300 Rd Eudora
Fri., Sat, Sun., 9am-5pm.
crew cab, leather dual power seats, remote start, alloy wheels, power equipment, tow package, stk# 328512
Saturday, Dec 10th 9 am - 2 pm
SALE! ALEK’S AUTO 785.843.9300
one owner, power windows, very reliable and great fuel economy! Stk#15123A1
Let the Eudora United Methodist Women make your holiday cookies for you!
Services: Shake, Net & Load Trees & Hayrides Type of Trees: Scotch, Austrian & White Pine, Fraiser & Balsam Fir “@WildersonChristmas TreeFarm on Facebook”
HOLIDAY COOKIES & CRAFTS
Chevrolet 2011 Silverado LT
Come see us at the Lawrence Holiday Farmers’ Market Dec. 10, 9-5pm at the Double Tree Hotel
Apply online or in-person at: www.lawrencepresbyteri anmanor.org 1429 Kasold Dr. Lawrence, KS 66049
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WILDERSON Christmas Tree FARM
Stamped & Reg. Concrete, Patios, Walks, Driveways, Acid Staining & Overlays, Tear-Out & Replacement Jayhawk Concrete Inc. 785-979-5261
Retired Carpenter, Deck Repairs, Home Repairs, Interior Wall Repair & House Painting, Doors, Wood Rot, Power wash and Tree Services. 785-766-5285
Providing top quality service and solutions for all your insurance needs. Call Today 785-841-9538
GUTTER CLEANING & REPAIR Seamless Gutters, Gutter Cleaning and Minor Repairs, Gutter Screens and Covers, Aluminum Soffits and Fascia, Carpentry, Wood Rot Repairs and much more... (913)333-2570
Plumbing RETIRED MASTER PLUMBER & Handyman needs small work. Bill Morgan 816-523-5703
Attic, Basement, Garage, Any Space ORGANIZED! Items sorted, boxed, donated/recycled + Downsizing help. Call TILLAR 913-375-9115
Roofing BHI Roofing Company Up to $1500.00 off full roofs UP to 40% off roof repairs 15 Yr labor warranty Licensed & Insured. Free Est. 913-548-7585
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Lawn, Garden & Nursery Golden Rule Lawncare Mowing & lawn cleanup Snow Removal Family owned & operated Call for Free Est. Insured. Eugene Yoder 785-224-9436
Fredy’s Tree Service cutdown • trimmed • topped • stump removal Licensed & Insured. 20 yrs experience. 913-441-8641 913-244-7718
KansasTreeCare.com Trimming, removal, & stump grinding by Lawrence locals Certified by Kansas Arborists Assoc. since 1997 “We specialize in preservation & restoration” Ins. & Lic. visit online 785-843-TREE (8733)
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Food & Produce
jobs in demand!
Check out the Sunday / Wednesday editions of Lawrence Journal-World Classified section for the
F1B GOLDENDOODLE PUPPIES Goldendoodles just in time for Christmas! Brown and black. 3 males, 1 female left from litter of 7. Available 12/19. call or text: 913-620-3199
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Music-Stereo 6 String Acoustic guitar with cloth case, Microphone stand, Microphone and Amp. All for $75.00 785-969-1555
• H.L. Phillips upright $650 • Cable Nelson Spinet $500 • Gulbranson Spinet - $450 • Sturn Spinet - $400 Prices include delivery & tuning
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FOUND: Small brown & white male dog, North of Lawrence on 1900 Rd. Has black collar. Call 785-841-1265 to identify.
F1B Goldendoodles Litter of 5, black and brown. Available after December 13th. Raised in our home with their parents and our children. 913-620-3199 firstname.lastname@example.org $1000
REAL ESTATE Real Estate Auctions
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ACREAGE FOR SALE APPROX 76.9 ACRES between Lawrence & Ottawa.
REAL ESTATE AUCTION Dec 7, 2016 | 6:30 pm
1406 Clare Ct Lawrence
Preview: 11/27 • 11:30-1:30 12/01 • 4:30-6:30 Visit online for more info:
FloryAndAssociates.com Jason Flory- 785-979-2183
Pasture, building site, crop ground. RWD available. E 450 Road, Overbrook, KS Access Realty Frances I. Kinzle, Broker, 110 N. Kentucky, Iola, KS 620-365-SALE (7253) ext 21 or 620.365.9410
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• 1 Day - $50 • 2 Days - $75
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Call 785-832-2222 to schedule your ad!
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1,695 Flexible Sq Ft Conference Room Access Customer Parking 2 Reserved Parking Spots $1,400 Monthly Rent 211 E 8th Charlton - Manley Bldg 785- 865-8311
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(First published in the www.sjlouis.com. Fax bids Lawrence Daily Journal- to (320) 253-3533. Please contact us at (320) World, December 1, 2016) 253-9291 for additional inINVITATION TO BID formation. _______ S.J. Louis Const., Inc. is soliciting subcontract and (First published in the material bids for the Lawrence Daily JournalPPWSD #25 Contract 2 World December 1, 2016) 16-Inch Transmission Main Project, in Lawrence, KS. IN THE DISTRICT COURT Bids Due: 12/15/16 @ 2:00 OF DOUGLAS COUNTY, PM CST. Qualified KANSAS MBE&WBE business firms are encouraged to submit CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK, bids. We are seeking subPlaintiff, contractor and vendor quotes for Trucking/ Haulvs. ing, Aggregates, Boring, Pipe/Fittings, and Seeding. BRIAN S. MARTIN; ANNE M. Please contact us if you LA PLANTE-MARTIN; need any assistance in obMITTELMAN’S FURNITURE taining bonding, financing, CO., INC.; JOHN DOE (REAL insurance, equipment, NAME UNKNOWN;TENANT/ supplies, materials or reOCCUPANT); JANE DOE lated assistance or ser(REAL NAME UNKNOWN; vices. All qualified bidders TENANT/OCCUPANT); AND will not be discriminated THE UNKNOWN SPOUSES against due to race, age, OF ANY OF religion, color, sex or THE DEFENDANTS, country of origin. Bid DocDefendants. uments available at www.sjlouis.com. Fax bids Case No. 2016-CV-347 to (320) 253-3533. Please (Pursuant to K.S.A. contact us at (320) Chapter 60) 253-9291 for additional information. TITLE TO REAL ESTATE _______ INVOLVED NOTICE OF SALE (First published in the Lawrence Daily JournalTO: THE ABOVE-NAMED World, December 1, 2016) DEFENDANTS AND TO ALL PERSONS WHO ARE OR INVITATION TO BID MAY BE CONCERNED: S.J. Louis Const., Inc. is soliciting subcontract and Notice is hereby given purmaterial bids for the suant to an Order of Sale PPWSD #25 Contract 3 issued by the District 12-Inch Transmission Main Court of Douglas County, Project, in Lawrence, KS. Kansas in the above capBids Due: 12/15/16 @ 2:00 tioned action, that I will on PM CST. Qualified Thursday, December 22, MBE&WBE business firms 2016 at 10:00 a.m., offer are encouraged to submit for sale and sell at public bids. We are seeking sub- auction to the highest and contractor and vendor best bidder for cash in quotes for Trucking/ Haul- hand, in the jury assembly ing, Aggregates, Boring, room located on the basePipe/Fittings, and Seeding. ment level of the Judicial Please contact us if you and Law Enforcement Cenneed any assistance in ob- ter, 111 E. 11th St., in the taining bonding, financing, City of Lawrence, Douglas Kansas, the insurance, equipment, County, real supplies, materials or re- following-described lated assistance or ser- estate, to wit: vices. All qualified bidders will not be discriminated LOT THIRTEEN (13), IN against due to race, age, MARION BARLOW ADDIreligion, color, sex or TION, AN ADDITION IN THE country of origin. Bid Doc- CITY OF LAWRENCE, AS uments available at SHOWN BY THE RECORDED
PLAT THEREOF, IN DOUG- onestoprfp@heartlandwork LAS COUNTY, KANSAS, s.org by noon Tuesday, December 13, 2016. All bid which has a common proposals must be restreet address of 1934 Clif- ceived by 3:00 p.m. on ton Court, Lawrence, Kan- Tuesday, January 10, 2017. sas 66046. This real estate Heartland Works, Inc. welis taken as the property of comes all interested ordefendants and is directed ganizations to bid. Heartby the Order of Sale to be land Works is an Equal Opsold and will be sold with- portunity Employer / Proout appraisement to sat- vider. isfy the Order of Sale. _______
Ken McGovern Sheriff of Douglas County, Kansas
(First published in the Lawrence Daily JournalWorld, December 1, 2016)
PREPARED BY: Michael R. Munson, #22585 Matthew J. McGivern, #26471 RIORDAN, FINCHER, MUNSON & SINCLAIR, PA 3735 SW Wanamaker Road, Suite A Topeka, Kansas 66610 (785) 783-8323 (785) 783-8327 (fax) email@example.com Attorneys for Central National Bank _______
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(First published in the Unit W08 Erick D. McGriff Lawrence Daily Journal- (house hold items) World December 1, 2016) Unit W113 Oliver F. Shawano (house hold items) PUBLIC NOTICE Unit W09 Myung Won Park REQUEST FOR (house hold items) PROPOSALS Unit W124 Michaela Hays (house hold items) Heartland Works, Inc. 5020 Unit E10 Craig Fincham SW 28th Street, Suite 100, (house hold items). Topeka, KS 66614-2348, is issuing a request for pro- Terms: Via website posals to provide One-Stop storagetreasures.com, Operator services under credit cards/debit cards Title I of the Workforce In- are accepted. You must novation & Opportunity create/register a free user Act (U.S. Department of La- account on this site to bor federal funding). begin with the search and Heartland Works is seek- bidding process. Puring providers interested in chaser has 48 hours to recoordinating one-stop ser- move all items from the vices at our four Work- unit. Everything is sold as force Center locations is, where is, without any (Topeka, Lawrence, Junc- guarantee implied. tion City & Manhattan). To request a bid package inProfessional Moving cluding all specifications, & Storage, INC please email: 3620 Thomas Court onestoprfp@heartlandwork Lawrence, KS 66046 s.org or call (785) (785) 842-1115 234-0500. A mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be Auction held at: held on Thursday, Decemstoragetreasures.com ber 15, 2016, at 2:00 pm at Search: Professional the Topeka Workforce Moving and Storage, Center, 1430 SW Topeka Lawrence, KS Blvd., Topeka, KS. Please _______ RSVP for the Pre-Bid Conference by emailing
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