Mary Sanchez

Ebola should not spawn more useless ‘security theater’

The last thing the nation needs is a hodgepodge of differing rules on how to monitor people who may have been exposed to Ebola, with mandatory quarantines in some states but not in others. Worse still are rules dictated by a governor who wants to look tough, or is afraid of being pilloried as being weak with elections days away.

Royals

Day after disappointment, Royals thank fans and pledge to win more

The anguish of the seventh game of the World Series had not left Thursday. It may not for days to come. But Royals fans flooded the gates at Kauffman Stadium to see general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost and those players who stuck around the morning after the previous night’s misery. The fans ringed the park’s lower bowl a few minutes past 11 a.m. on a school day.

Kansas

Plane hits airport building in Wichita, killing four and injuring five

The four people that authorities thought were missing since a twin-engine aircraft crashed Thursday morning on top of a building at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport apparently are the same four who were confirmed dead earlier in the day, authorities said. The pilot, retired air traffic controller Mark Goldstein, was the only one on board the plane.

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Google Fiber says it won’t sell service in Leawood

Google Fiber told prospective customers in Leawood that it won’t build its network in the prosperous Johnson County suburb. It didn’t elaborate on what prompted the seller of ultra-fast Internet and TV service to back out of one of the most prosperous — and potentially lucrative — cities in the Kansas City market.

Ball Star

Relieved Giants say the Royals earned their respect

The smell of liquor filled the air in the San Francisco Giants’ locker room Wednesday night, combined with the sounds of laughter and shouting. For the third time in five years, the Giants were celebrating a World Series championship, and they were intent on making the most of it.

Sam Mellinger

Series loss won’t diminish Royals’ magical season

The Royals, known for two decades as a punchline, made it all the way to the World Series. This group did that, these talented ballplayers who bonded during bus rides in the minor leagues, then common struggles and triumphs in the big leagues. They lost in the end, but along the way changed baseball in Kansas City for a group of fans who’ve been waiting through more heartache than should be allowed.

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