HOLLYWOOD - God bless America, and how's everybody?
No. 1 North Carolina 102, Tennessee State 69
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Elijah Johnson scored 23 points and No. 14 Kansas nearly blew all of a 20-point lead before pulling away for a 72-56 win over UCLA in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday night.
MANHATTAN (AP) - Thomas Gipson scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds while Jamar Samuels added 12 points on 7-of-9 free-throw shooting to help Kansas State defeat Maryland-Eastern Shore 92-50 on Tuesday night.
LARNED - The sophomore class of Larned High School will be hosting a youth basketball tournament in February.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Natalie Randolph is a novelty no more - at least not in these halls. She's something even better: A winner.
NEW YORK (AP) - Ryan Braun sat alone on a balcony in his Malibu home that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, uneasy about his chances of winning the NL Most Valuable Player award.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Kyle Orton has gone from Jay Cutler's replacement to Tim Tebow's backup to the unemployment line.
SAN DIEGO - Philip Rivers can't recall losing five straight games in any competitive sport, unless dominoes count.
LARNED - The 2011 Salvation Army Fund Drive in Pawnee County begins next week with red buckets appearing in various local businesses.
Monday, Nov. 21
A Resolution authorizing Pawnee County Kansas to enter into a lease with the Pawnee County Kansas Public Building Commission; authorizing Pawnee County Kansas to enter into a sublease with Pawnee Valley Community Hospital, Inc.; and authorizing the execution there of and certain related documents in connection with the issuance by the Pawnee County, Kansas Public Building Commission of its hospital revenue bonds series 2011 (Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Project).
The "Defensive Driving" course will be taught from 1-4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 28-29, at the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St.
The Golden Belt Model Railroad Association will hold an open house from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at the First United Methodist Church, 2133 Forest Ave. Use the west doors. Admission is free and there will be door prizes and refreshments.
HUTCHINSON - Julie Ann Parks, 52, of Hutchinson, died April 10 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. She was born on July 12, 1961, in Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Ronald K. Parks and Eleanor Joan (Gallaugher) Parks of Woodward, Okla.
Rachel Louise Dryer, 97, passed away at the Scott County Hospital in Scott City on April 7, following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 23, 1916, in Madison, to William Aaron and Carmen Grace (Focht) Boles. Louise grew up in Madison and Emporia, attending Emporia State University. There she met Cecil Ray Dryer whom she married on May 23, 1936, in Cottonwood Falls. Their son, William Laurence Dryer, was born on June 15, 1937. Both preceded her in death; Cecil on April 1, 1989, and William on Oct. 24, 2011.
OTIS - Darlene Kay Richards, 56, died April 9 at Hays Medical Center. Born Jan. 22, 1958, in Colorado Springs, Colo., she was the daughter of Emil and Wanda (Berry) Vsetecka. She married Ron Richards in Larned. They later divorced. A resident of Otis since 1992, coming from Larned, she was a cook for the Larned State Hospital until retirement.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Bonnie (Miller) Mink, 60, died April 9 at her home. Born on Nov. 12, 1953, in Kansas City, Mo., she was the daughter of Dwight C. Miller Jr. and Helen (Ball) Miller. She graduated from Ruskin High School in Kansas City, Mo. and attended Southwest Missouri State University, where she met her husband of 42 years, Ron Mink. They married in December 1972, in Kansas City. She was an avid music lover, loving wife, mother and grandmother.
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ELLINWOOD - A breakfast/brunch fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on April 13 at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ellinwood. A free will offering will be taken with proceeds going towards St. Joseph High School PSR mission trip.
Wednesday, April 9
A global survey of 68 countries (including our allies) at the end of 2013 conducted by Gallup and the Worldwide Independent Network now rates America as the biggest threat to world peace on the planet. Pakistan was the runner up, closely followed by China. Afghanistan, Iran, Israel and North Korea are equally tied for fourth place.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas freshman Joel Embiid is entering the NBA draft after a breakthrough season that ended with a stress fracture in his back that kept the 7-footer out of the NCAA tournament.