KANSAS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/KANSAS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Major League Soccer: DaMarcus Beasley agrees to deal with Houston Dynamo http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217968-77/beasley-soccer-center-plans.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58217968-77/beasley-soccer-center-plans.html.csp">Major League Soccer: DaMarcus Beasley agrees to deal with Houston Dynamo</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated PRess</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T17:41:25.177-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 05:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">U.S. national team veteran DaMarcus Beasley has agreed to join the Houston Dynamo as a designated player. Beasley played every minute for the U.S. during the World Cup and played for Puebla in Mexico the past three seasons. The 32-year-old also played for PSV, Rangers and Hannover. He played four seasons with the Chicago Fire from 2000 to 2004. “Really excited to say that Im officially apart of the @HoustonDynamo family! Can’t wait to get started n meet everyone! #foreverorange,” Beasley wrote o...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58217968@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:41:25 MDT Big 12 assigns 1st female football official http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58208045-77/conti-official-bowlsby-assigned.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58208045-77/conti-official-bowlsby-assigned.html.csp">Big 12 assigns 1st female football official</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T17:36:25.503-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 05:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dallas • The Big 12 Conference has assigned a female official to work one of its games for the first time in league history. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday that Catherine “Cat” Conti will be on the crew for Kansas’ season opener at home Sept. 6 against Southeast Missouri State. While calling this a good opportunity for Conti and the league, Bowlsby says Big 12 officiating supervisor Walt Anderson assigned Conti “because she is just a darned good official.” Bowlsby says Conti, a Southland C...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58208045@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:36:25 MDT U.S. candy maker Russell Stover sold to Lindt http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58182633-79/lindt-russell-stover-chocolate.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58182633-79/lindt-russell-stover-chocolate.html.csp">U.S. candy maker Russell Stover sold to Lindt</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T10:01:01.854-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Geneva • Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli says it is buying U.S. manufacturer Russell Stover Candies, Inc., for an undisclosed sum. Lindt CEO Ernst Tanner said Monday the purchase provides “a unique opportunity for us to expand our North American chocolate business.” The company says the deal will make it the No. 3 chocolate manufacturer in North America. Russell Stover, which also owns the Whitman’s brand, is based in Kansas City, Mo., and has four factories — in Kansas, Texas and Colora...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581826332014-07-14T10:01:01.854-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-14T10:01:01.854-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58182633@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:01:01 MDT MLS: Chicago Fire, Sporting K.C. draw http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154795-77/chicago-sporting-draw-fire.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58154795-77/chicago-sporting-draw-fire.html.csp">MLS: Chicago Fire, Sporting K.C. draw</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-06T22:31:40.321-06:00">Updated Jul 6, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Kan. • Mike Magee scored in the 40th minute to give the Chicago Fire a 1-1 draw with Sporting Kansas City on Sunday. Sporting failed to clear a loose ball in its own end and Chicago midfielder Alex collected it and found Magee on the left flank. Magee settled the pass and calmly beat goalkeeper Eric Kronberg for his fifth goal of the season. Chicago goalkeeper Sean Johnson made two saves against C.J. Sapong in the 91st minute to preserve the draw.</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581547952014-07-06T22:31:40.321-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-06T22:31:40.321-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154795@www.sltrib.com Sun, 06 Jul 2014 22:31:40 MDT Krugman: ALEC and the staying power of bad ideas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132061-82/tax-cuts-kansas-alec.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132061-82/tax-cuts-kansas-alec.html.csp">Krugman: ALEC and the staying power of bad ideas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL KRUGMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The New York Times</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T07:05:22.209-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 07:05AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Two years ago Kansas embarked on a remarkable fiscal experiment: It sharply slashed income taxes without any clear idea of what would replace the lost revenue. Sam Brownback, the governor, proposed the legislation — in percentage terms, the largest tax cut in one year any state has ever enacted — in close consultation with the economist Arthur Laffer. And Brownback predicted that the cuts would jump-start an economic boom — “Look out, Texas,” he proclaimed. But Kansas isn’t booming — in fact, it...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132061@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:05:22 MDT Pitts: Half way is still not all the way http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58122597-82/act-america-miami-half.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58122597-82/act-america-miami-half.html.csp">Pitts: Half way is still not all the way</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Leonard Pitts Jr.</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Miami Herald</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-27T16:50:03.229-06:00">Updated Jun 27, 2014 04:50PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“But I have promises to keep And miles to go before I sleep” — Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of “manifold evils.” Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a “threat to the very essence” of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a “monstrous instrument of oppression.” It was the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and its “oppression,” “threat” and “evil,” at least in the eyes of those conservative men, were that it outlawed racial discrimination in public places. The act was signed into law 50 y...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58122597@www.sltrib.com Fri, 27 Jun 2014 16:50:03 MDT College football: Former BYU and Kansas QB Jake Heaps transferring to Miami http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58071792-77/heaps-byu-kansas-miami.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58071792-77/heaps-byu-kansas-miami.html.csp">College football: Former BYU and Kansas QB Jake Heaps transferring to Miami</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-17T17:04:38.403-06:00">Updated Jun 17, 2014 05:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CORAL GABLES, Fla. • Quarterback Jake Heaps is transferring from Kansas to Miami, where the former five-star recruit will join a team short on experienced passers. Hurricanes coach Al Golden announced in a news release Sunday that Heaps has signed a financial aid agreement with the school. He has already graduated and will be eligible to play immediately. Ryan Williams was expected to enter next season as Miami’s starting quarterback, but he is recovering from a knee injury. That leaves redshirt...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-580717922014-06-17T17:04:38.403-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-17T17:04:38.403-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58071792@www.sltrib.com Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:04:38 MDT Sports briefs: Former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps leaving Kansas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58066345-77/heaps-byu-clowney-friday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58066345-77/heaps-byu-clowney-friday.html.csp">Sports briefs: Former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps leaving Kansas</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-13T21:42:01.766-06:00">Updated Jun 13, 2014 09:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">NFL • Another highly touted transfer has fizzled out as the Kansas starting quarterback. Former five-star prospect Jake Heaps, who was heralded by coach Charlie Weis after his arrival from BYU, said in a statement issued by the school Friday that he’d be leaving the program when he finishes his degree requirements at the end of the month. Heaps was considered one of the nation’s top prep quarterbacks coming out of Washington’s Skyline High School. He ended up at BYU and set several freshman pas...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58066345@www.sltrib.com Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:42:01 MDT Major League Soccer: Red Bulls 1, Sporting K.C. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57994956-77/sporting-kansas-bulls-red.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57994956-77/sporting-kansas-bulls-red.html.csp">Major League Soccer: Red Bulls 1, Sporting K.C. 1</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lorem Ipsum</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-27T23:29:02.144-06:00">Updated May 27, 2014 11:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Kansas City, Kan. • Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his league-leading 11th goal of the season, and the New York Red Bulls ended a three-match losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Sporting Kansas City on Tuesday. Sporting (5-4-4) finished in a draw for the second straight match and is winless in its past four. Toni Dovale put Kansas City up 1-0 in the ninth minute with his first MLS goal, with an assist from Benny Feilhaber, but New York (3-5-6) equalized in the 50th. Thierry Henry, making his 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57994956@www.sltrib.com Tue, 27 May 2014 23:29:02 MDT