Young girls "grow up" prematurely, often aided by hungry retailers such as the U.S.'s Abercrombie & Fitch and the British clothiers Primark and Matalan, each of which this spring began offering lines of padded bras for girls as young as 7 (8 at Abercrombie & Fitch for the "Ashley Push-Up Triangle"), with Matalan offering one in size "28aa."
Ah, the words that come back to bite you.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The Gamecocks flag is flying on top of the South Carolina state capitol.
WICHITA - In an announcement by the State of Kansas Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday, former K-State standouts Kendra Wecker (women's basketball) and Mark Simoneau (football) have been selected as members of the 50th Anniversary Class of 2011. The induction class of 2011 will be enshrined in ceremonies on October 2 at the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in the Wichita Boathouse.
NEW YORK (AP) - The NBA is headed to deadline day, with perhaps one last chance to avoid a lockout.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Thanks to a fortuitous sun ball, the suddenly surging San Diego Padres are no longer in last place in the NL West.
SALINA - Jerry R. Reames, 62, died June 28 in Salina.
CLAFLIN - Magdaline G. Reif, 89, died June 28 at Larned Health Care Center.
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Crime Stoppers is seeking information about a burglary that occurred between 7 p.m. on June 21 and 8:45 a.m. on June 22 at the Great Bend Sears at 2515 10th St.
LARNED - A memorial service for former Larned resident Laura Harrell Arbuckle will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday by the duck pond at Schnack Park in Larned. Mrs. Arbuckle died April 23 at Aurora, Colo.
There are a few openings in the July 7 Kansas Wetlands Education Center "Dancing Dragonflies" morning program for kids ages 4 to 7. The program runs from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Center. Call KWEC at 1-877-243-9268 by July 1 to register for the program or for more information.
The Kansas Department of Transportation will have a survey team surveying US-56/K-96 through the city of Ellinwood starting the week of July 5, to plan for possible future roadway improvements. The survey work is expected to be complete in about four months on this 1.65 mile area. KDOT asks drivers to be alert to the presence of the survey crew and drive cautiously.
LARNED - The Santa Fe Trail Center will celebrate Independence Day on Monday, July 4 with a special preview of the interior renovation of the Frizell Railroad Depot on the Trail Center's grounds. The Atchison Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Depot was relocated to the Santa Fe Trail Center from Frizell.
On Tuesday, Kansas formally joined an Oklahoma-led lawsuit challenging the process by which a federal agency decided to list the lesser prairie chicken as threatened, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said. Governor Sam Brownback had announced last Friday that Kansas would be joining the suit.
TOPEKA – The Charles Hulme Foundation of Great Bend has given $100,000 to The Nature Conservancy in Kansas, for the Our Kansas Prairie Legacy: The Next Steps capital campaign. The donation is a lead gift in the campaign and will be used to protect and improve wetland habitats across Kansas, including at Cheyenne Bottoms Preserve.
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DETROIT - With the Detroit Tigers in a jam after a close play at first base, Brad Ausmus calmly made his way onto the field.
The Barton Community College baseball team came from behind on Wednesday in Hillsboro, scoring six late runs to win 7-4 over the junior varsity squad of Tabor College.
LARNED - March Madness? Yes, and it is a whole lot more than just a basketball tournament.
MIAMI - LeBron James is dealing with a few aches and pains, which obviously is not the best news for the Miami Heat with two weeks left in the regular season.
WASHINGTON - The contrast couldn't have been greater for DeSean Jackson.
McPHERSON - The Great Bend High School boys' tennis team finished sixth in the season-opening McPherson tournament on Monday.
PORT ARANSAS PASS, Texas - Jerry Theodore Boxberger died on March 22, 2014 at his home on a beautiful rainy day in Port Aransas Pass, Texas.
GREAT BEND -- Funeral services for Willis A. Stout, 70, who passed away on March 16, 2014 will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Crosspoint Church, east of Harts Corner, two miles south on Highway 281.
LARNED - Eldon A. Hays, 86, died on April 1, at Diversicare of Larned. Cremation has taken place. Service arrangements will be announced at a later date.
LARNED - Karlene K. Meckfessel, 68, passed away April 1, 2014 at her home.
John lived in the Pratt and Sawyer area in his younger years and graduated from Moscow High School and Fort Hays State University. He served seven years in the Army Reserves out of Hays.