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Notebook: Kansas Mauls Omaha

Get ready, everybody. He’s about to do something stupid.

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The Rock Chalkboard

Strong start: Veteran Jalen Wilson leads 5th-ranked Kansas past Omaha 89-64 in season-opening win | Mobile
“I was just trying to set the tone for the year,” Wilson said after the victory. “Now these games really do count, and it was just so exciting getting everybody involved and feeling the crowd’s energy. I’m just so happy to get the season going.”

Acting Kansas coach Norm Roberts said Monday's win brought back memories of his days as a head coach | Mobile
“You’re anxious leading up to it, and then when you got out there, it kind of was like, ‘OK. Coach,’” said Roberts after the first of four games in which he will fill in for suspended KU coach Bill Self.

Kansas RB Devin Neal named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week | Mobile
Neal, who hails from Lawrence, finished with 324 combined yards in a 37-16 victory that made the Jayhawks bowl eligible for the first time since the 2008 season.

Former Jayhawk Sharon Lokedi wins NYC Marathon | Mobile
Lokedi competed for the Jayhawks from 2015-19 in both cross country and track and field. Lokedi was the 2016 and 2017 Big 12 Cross Country champion and Women’s Runner of the Year.

Eraser Dust

$1.9 Billion Powerball Jackpot Drawing Delayed by Security Hitch - The New York Times
One participating lottery needed extra time to process its sales, Powerball said in explaining the delay in Monday night’s drawing.

Biden’s and Trump’s Performances on the 2022 Trail Sow Doubts About 2024 - POLITICO
It’s the bipartisan truth that dare not speak its name, at least not in public: Republicans and Democrats alike are stumbling into the midterm elections saddled with presidential frontrunners who many in each party dread will be their nominees.

2020 election lies have officials on edge for problems at polling places and lawsuits Tuesday | CNN Politics
Americans head to the polls Tuesday for an election that has state and local officials across the country on edge as they brace for potential problems at the polls, contentious legal fights over ballots and fighting disinformation about the vote itself.

Aaron Carter's cause of death deferred after autopsy, investigation continues
An investigation is ongoing into Aaron Carter's death; however new, grim details emerged two days after the singer's passing. Police found evidence of compressed air canisters and medications in Carter's primary bedroom and bathroom, the Los Angeles Times and TMZ report. Carter, 34, openly spoke about his substance abuse issues, including an addiction to huffing.

Legal marijuana elections in Maryland, Missouri, and more, explained - Vox
Notably, four states with legal marijuana on next week’s ballot are traditionally conservative: Arkansas, Missouri, North Dakota, and South Dakota voters will all consider measures legalizing cannabis, while Maryland voters are widely expected to approve legalization.

Suspect in downtown Kalispell standoff arrested
The Kalispell Police Department reports the incident began shortly after 2 a.m. when officers responded to an assault with a weapon complaint in the 400 block of First Avenue West.

Multi-family residential development still going strong in Kalispell | Daily Inter Lake
Although total residential construction in Kalispell so far in 2022 has cooled from red-hot 2021, multi-family development remains strong and is outpacing new single-family homes for the second consecutive year.

Chris Evans named Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine : NPR
LOS ANGELES — Chris Evans may have put down Captain America's shield but he's got a new badge of honor: he's been named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

Sylvester Stallone: ‘Creed 3’ Is a Regretful Situation | IndieWire
The “Rocky” icon revealed in a Hollywood Reporter cover story that he views Michael B. Jordan’s directorial debut as taking the franchise into a “dark space” due to a “different philosophy” on the characters. “Creed III,” which will arrive in theaters in March 2023, is the first “Rocky”-related film not to include Stallone onscreen or as a producer.