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Notebook: Friends, Family and Colleagues Pay Tribute to Max Falkenstien

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Lisa, the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don’t have to think all the time. Just like that rainforest scare a few years back. Our officials saw there was a problem and they fixed it, didn’t they?

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Remember Fantasy Draft is tonight. 8 pm Jayhawk time

The Rock Chalkboard

August 24 Fall Camp Report
With just one week until gameday against Indiana State on August 31 inside David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium, Head Coach Les Miles announced the team’s captains, as voted upon by the team, as Hakeem Adeniji, Bryce Torneden and Kyle Thompson will all serve as team captains for the first time in their careers.

Storytelling and laughter highlighted Max Falkenstien’s Celebration of Life ceremony
“When we would return from road games from wherever, coming back from Maui, New York, Miami or Alaska or somewhere in between, we’d let Max out first, usually, and he’d always say, ‘boys, we had some laughs, didn’t we.’,” Davis said. “It didn’t matter whether we’d win or lose, we’d have some laughs.”

Q&A: Mike Lee confident in youth, front seven of KU defense
KU football is through fall camp and heading into the first game week. The Jayhawks will face off against Indiana State at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium to begin the Les Miles-era.

KU football announces team captains for 2019 season
KU football has announced its team captains for the 2019 football season. The Jayhawks named two seniors and one junior as the three captains, with one player representing the offense, one representing the defense and one representing the special teams unit.

One Big 12 player on each team to watch in week one
It starts with a Friday night matchup at 9:30 p.m. CT when Oklahoma State travels to Corvallis, Ore., to face Oregon State. A Hawkeye State rivalry starts Saturday morning when Northern Iowa travels to Iowa State. We’ll bridge the afternoon gap with games like James Madison at West Virginia and Montana State at Texas Tech, before closing the night with the main dish: Houston at Oklahoma. Strap in.

Q&A: Hasan Defense gives state of KU secondary, talks offense
After making the move to safety last season, Defense is back at his familiar position of cornerback. He is expected to compete for a starting spot in what will be Les Miles' first season at the helm of the KU program. Last year, under David Beaty, KU went 3-9. Miles' first season will kick off at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday, Aug. 31 against Indiana State.

Bits of Chalk

How serious is Patrick Mahomes’ injury? Dad briefly weighs in – Statesman U
“He’s ok. No surgery,” tweeted Pat Mahomes, a former Major League Baseball pitcher.

Colts' Andrew Luck thinks he will be ready for Week 1 - NFL.com
"No," Luck told King when asked if he was worried about not being ready for the season opener. "I certainly believe I will [be ready]. That's certainly the goal."

Eraser Dust

Recession concerns won't impact sales of Popeyes' new fried chicken sandwich: Restaurant Brands CEO
“If we deliver great food, great experiences and great looking restaurants I think what happens at a macro [economic] level is less impactful at our restaurants. I have seen great businesses do poorly in up economies and smaller businesses do really well in bad economies,” Cil say

Grizzly Bears Captured Near Kalispell, Whitefish - Flathead Beacon
On Aug. 20, personnel with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks captured a 2-year-old male grizzly bear off Conrad Drive near the Flathead River east of Kalispell. The area has abundant chokecherry trees, which are commonly found along rivers and streams and provide a popular natural food source for bears. The male bear was frequenting private property with the shrubs. Additionally, the bear began eating from unsecured residential garbage cans, which can lead to food conditioning. A food-conditioned animal actively seeks unnatural food rewards, has lost its natural foraging behavior, and can be dangerous.

Breweries compete, raise money at Whitefish Brew Fest | KECI
“I just think this is a great opportunity for people to connect with our local breweries and support free public transportation in the Flathead, which is really important to me,” said Jenny Cloutier, Executive Director of Big Mountain Commercial Association.

The Amazon Fires Are More Dangerous Than WMDs - The Atlantic
If a country obtains chemical or biological weapons, the rest of the world tends to react with fury—or at least it did in the not-so-distant past. Sanctions rained down on the proliferators, who were then ostracized from the global community. And in rare ( sometimes disastrously misguided) cases, the world decided that the threat justified a military response. The destruction of the Amazon is arguably far more dangerous than the weapons of mass destruction that have triggered a robust response. The consequences of the unfolding disaster—which will extinguish species and hasten a worst-case climate crisis—extend for eternity. To lose a fifth of the Amazon to deforestation would trigger a process known as “dieback,” releasing what The Intercept calls a “doomsday bomb of stored carbon.”