Sprint chairman confident even as T-Mobile passes it in subscribers

Investors reflected the rediscovered confidence of Masayoshi Son, whose Tokyo-based company controls Sprint. Shares of the Kansas City area company surged nearly 7 percent on improvements in retaining customers and attracting phone subscribers, despite Sprint slipping to No. 4 behind T-Mobile in total customers nationally.


Death of 9-year-old bat boy stuns two cities in Kansas

Kaiser Carlile died Sunday night of head injuries suffered at national tournament Saturday in Wichita. A batter warming up near the on-deck circle accidentally struck Kaiser in the head with the bat; the boy died the next day. He is fondly remembered for his passion for being with the Liberal team, even riding on its bus.

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