Spontaneously during a chat in January, Royals vice-president for international operations Rene Francisco broached the name of a prospect on the cusp of being the Next Big Thing for the Royals — 21-year-old pitcher Miguel Almonte.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach stands by his comments to a caller on his weekly radio show Sunday that although he thought it unlikely, it would not be “a huge jump” for the Obama administration to call for an end to the prosecution of African-American suspects.
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Though Scott Wood remained on a ventilator in intensive care, he had improved enough that he was writing notes to others and cracking jokes about his nurse. He also used hand signals to tell his wife that he loved her. “The last 24 hours, the improvement my husband has made tells me God is healing him,” Staci Wood said while sitting next to their 16-year-old son, Blake, who called his father his “superman.”
The legislation from leading conservative lawmakers marks a key step toward overhauling how education is bankrolled in Kansas. Although the plan brings with it the promise of more than $300 million in new money for schools — much of it for retirement — legislators left unclear how they would eventually pay for it.
Ranchers are building up their herds by buying more bulls and heifers to take advantage of the current economics rippling through the beef industry. At the retail level, beef is in short supply and prices are higher. Yet there is strong demand from consumers.
After 45 years and 3 million accident-free miles, Larry Saunders of Lenexa retired Thursday as a UPS driver. “I enjoyed my work,” Saunders said. “I found what I liked to do. I didn’t realize it was what I was going to do. It kind of found me.”
Even for Kris Kobach, his recent views on a talk-radio show went shamefully overboard. The Kansas secretary of state told listeners it was “not a huge jump” to think that President Barack Obama might try to stop future criminal prosecutions of black people in America.
Is the man accused of multiple murder and capital felony charges named Miller or Cross? The answer isn’t simple. This is a good example of a topic that readers and journalists who follow a story closely may be familiar with, but the average reader may have initially missed or forgotten.