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Chiefs safety Eric Berry gets support from his ‘hero’

Brice Eidson is only 12 years old but he knows what Chiefs safety Eric Berry is going through. Brice got to know Berry when the NFL star visited the youngster at Children’s Mercy when Brice was undergoing treatment for double leukemia. “You’re a hero to me,” he told Brice.

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Perry Ellis proves key as No. 11 Kansas beats Rhode Island 76-60 in Orlando Classic

Junior forward Perry Ellis helped the Jayhawks stake a 21-point lead during a dominating first half, then sat in foul trouble for most of the second while the Jayhawks fought off Rhode Island’s best efforts to make it a game. The Jayhawks prevailed 76-60 and on Friday will face the Tennessee Volunteers, who beat Santa Clara 64-57 in the tournament’s first game Thursday.

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Family honors loved one with Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving deliveries

For many people, Thanksgiving Day in Kansas City is a time to deliver Salvation Army meals to those in need. This Thanksgiving, the Salvation Army delivery was especially poignant for one family. They were honoring Pete Stepp, who volunteered for Salvation Army deliveries and other activities for more than 25 years. Stepp died of a heart attack earlier this year, so his family and friends carried on the tradition Thursday of delivering meals in his name.

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Slipknot’s shocking rock provides catharsis at the Sprint Center

Wednesday night’s 95-minute headlining outing indicated that the masked heavy metal band from Iowa remains potent 15 years after the release of its debut album. Aside from a rendition of the melodic 2008 hit “Dead Memories,” almost all of the songs could be used as effective emergency alarms at a nuclear facility. King 810 and Korn were also on the bill.

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Dave Helling: Bargains aren’t always what they seem

We don’t want to think too hard about what we buy. We purchase our miraculous phones, big-screen TVs and tablet computers the same way we buy almost everything else: as cheaply as possible. That’s how capitalism is supposed to work. But let’s think a moment about the full cost of the goods and services we buy.

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