Shawnee Mission East converts a two-point conversion for a 36-35 double-overtime victory against Olathe North in a Kansas 6A state semifinal game at SM North District Stadium sends the Lancers to the finals next Saturday in Emporia.
Gasoline prices have dropped about $1 a gallon from this year’s peak. Prices for natural gas, the most-used home heating fuel in the Midwest, also are far less than they were a few years ago. And prices of propane, popular in small towns and farms in Missouri and Kansas, are shaking off the volatility they showed last winter and appear headed for a much calmer period.
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The irony of President Obama’s plan of executive action — and the rolling freak-out it has engendered among Republicans — is that it doesn’t offer a path to citizenship for the millions of undocumented immigrants residing in this country. It doesn’t solve their status in limbo but merely alleviates the threat of deportation for about half of them, about 5 million people.
All signs pointed to a decision coming as early as this weekend in the case of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson over the summer, setting off months of protests.
Derrick Johnson has been a daily fixture in the Chiefs’ locker room while recovering from surgery to repair his ruptured Achilles tendon. It’s his way of contributing to a 7-4 season that has the Chiefs a half-game out of first place in the AFC West.
Missouri senior defensive end Markus Golden has been hampered by a strained hamstring since late September. He only missed one game, but his production declined — at least before his resurgence at Texas A&M. MU plays at Tennessee on Saturday (6:30 p.m. on ESPN).
Just three days after the biggest loss of his tenure at Kansas — a 32-point shellacking at the hands of Kentucky — Jayhawks men’s basketball coach Bill Self was still frustrated and ordered an early morning practice Friday. Freshman guard Devonte’ Graham didn’t practice because of a sprained right shoulder but could return Monday against Rider.
The Royals had four players take part in the Japan Series, which wrapped up this week. Judging by their activity on social media, Salvador Perez, Jeremy Guthrie, Alcides Escobar and Erik Kratz had a blast during their time in Japan.
Winnie the Pooh, the world’s most beloved honey addict, is getting no love from officials in a small Polish town who think the pantsless character is not an appropriate mascot for a children’s park there.