On Pat Summitt, Buddy Ryan, and the parts of their stories the next wave of coaches should be hearing

All across sports, particularly in the traditionally very different worlds of football and women’s basketball, they are telling reverential stories about two of the greatest and most intense to ever do it. Pat Summitt helped changed the way women’s sports are viewed, making it OK for our sisters and daughters to be coached like our brothers and sons. Buddy Ryan was one of the NFL’s all-time great defensive coaches, and he did it with fire, insults, rebellious ideas, and an insatiable swagger.

For Hillary Clinton, the Benghazi damage has been done

No conspiracy theory had a higher percentage of people saying it was definitely true than one that is particularly salient this week: “As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton knew the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi was going to be attacked and did nothing to protect it.”

Johnson County’s GOP primaries turn white-hot as Wednesday event looms

Johnson County Republican voters hold the fate of the Kansas Legislature in their hands as Aug. 2 elections loom. A little bit of hyperbole there? Perhaps, but the case certainly can be made. As voters will see at a Wednesday event, the county’s moderate GOP voters have plenty of chances to kick out the extremists who have helped Gov. Sam Brownback destroy the state’s finances.

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Bear makes mad dash across Misssouri highway, crashes into pickup

A Missouri trouper's dash camera caught a bear's mad dash as it crossed U.S. 60 in south-central Missouri. The bear made it most of the way before crashing into a pickup truck. The bear was not seriously injured.
Edited by Robert Cronkleton, bcronkleton@kcstar.com Courtesy of the Missouri Highway Patrol
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