Wichita State junior Evan Wessel, right ankle wrapped in ice, sat and watched Wichita State’s practice on Sunday at the Sheriff Center. When he is not doing light exercise to rehab the sprain, his goal is to reduce the swelling.
Alex Smith passed for 311 yards Sunday but the Chiefs couldn't get the ball into the end zone in a 20-12 loss to the Steelers in Pittsburgh. Kansas City still could make the playoffs, but only if the Ravens and the Bengals lose their games.
More than 36 percent of Kansas residents volunteered in 2013, according to the Volunteering and Civic Life in America report released last week by the federal Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Wichita mainstay supplies milk, yogurt and cottage cheese throughout Kansas and beyond. While lower dairy prices are unwelcome on the dairy farm, they are good news for the Wichita plant and for consumers.
If Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s re-election endorsed his efforts to require photo ID to vote and proof of citizenship to register in Kansas, it doesn’t justify his stated need for prosecutorial powers as “the final piece in the puzzle in terms of preventing voter fraud.”
Jerry Moran of Kansas was one of only 11 Republican senators who teamed up this month with tea party favorite Ted Cruz on three votes intended to stall or defeat the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill – a failed but headline-grabbing maneuver that put him at odds with GOP leadership.
Kelly Oubre wasn’t even supposed to start until teammate Brannen Greene showed up 30 minutes for weights on Friday afternoon. Hunter Mickelson was buried on the Kansas bench, the odd-man out in a frontcourt rotation until an eye-opening week of practice.
A Nevada police officer saved a young boy last week who was choking on a large piece of candy. His rescue was captured on store video and on a body camera worn by the officer. It was posted last week on Facebook by the Mesquite Police Department.
English singer and song writer Joe Cocker has died after a battle with cancer. He was 70. His agent confirmed his death to BBC and CBS News. Cocker’s career of more than 40 years including hits such as “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong.”