University of Kansas

At age 89, former KU football player Bryan Sperry scores TD in alumni scrimmage

Bryan Sperry was 17 years old when he first left home to play football at Kansas State. He was 19 when he served as an infantryman in the Battle of the Bulge. Three years later, in his early 20s, he was hauling in a pass for Kansas in the 1948 Orange Bowl.

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Officer reunited with newborn he found in Dumpster in 1989

Santa Ana police Officer Michael Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces.

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Budget hard to wrap up

Lacking a time machine they could use to return to 2012 and undo the reckless state income tax cuts, the 2015 Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback have no choice but to come up with a balanced two-year budget by whatever means necessary in the wrap-up session that starts Wednesday.

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In California, drought widens economic split

The fierce drought that is gripping the West – and the imminent prospect of rationing and steep water price increases in California – is sharpening the deep economic divide in this state, illustrating parallel worlds in which wealthy communities guzzle water as poorer neighbors conserve by necessity.

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