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Notebook: KU Soccer Coach Retires

Well, we hit a little snag when the universe sort of collapsed on itself but Dad seemed cautiously optimistic. Craaaap!

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KU soccer coach Francis retires after 25 seasons - KU Sports
For the first time in 25 years, and just the fourth time in its history, the Kansas soccer program will have a new coach next year.

The Jayhawks’ longtime leader, Mark Francis, the longest-tenured coach in Big 12 Conference history, announced his retirement Tuesday evening, one day after Francis completed his final campaign at the helm.

Self, Dickinson looking forward to Illinois return - KU Sports
“It could be a situation that totally helps us (whether) if it goes good or poorly,” Self said, adding that the State Farm Center, the former Assembly Hall, will provide “as good a road atmosphere (as) we play in all year.”

Top four teams hold steady in Big 12 power rankings - KU Sports
Oklahoma, the unanimous No. 1 in voting by 14 beat writers that regularly cover the Big 12, escaped upset-minded UCF. Texas got a favorable spot at its own 10-yard line in the final minute to narrowly beat Houston, while Oklahoma State staged a fourth-quarter comeback to beat West Virginia. Kansas State had the easiest weekend of the bunch, crushing TCU 41-3.

Eraser Dust

Mike Johnson set to take fight for speakership to House floor amid GOP leadership crisis | CNN Politics
Johnson, who serves as the House GOP conference vice chairman, secured the nomination for the speakership late Tuesday evening. The vote capped off a chaotic day that started with Republicans picking Minnesota Rep. Tom Emmer to be their latest nominee only for him to drop out hours later after facing stiff resistance from the right flank of the conference and a rebuke from former President Donald Trump. The day ended with a vote to elect a new nominee – this time, Johnson won out.

Poison specialist Connor Bowman fatally poisoned his pharmacist wife and tried to stop autopsy, Minnesota authorities say - CBS News
Authorities say Connor Bowman, 30, tried to stop the autopsy on his wife, Betty Bowman - arguing she should be cremated immediately and claiming she had a rare illness, which hospital tests did not confirm. The medical examiner's office halted the order for cremation, citing suspicious circumstances, according to a criminal complaint, and an autopsy showed Betty Bowman died from toxic effects of colchicine, a medicine used to treat gout.

First major snowstorm of the season hitting the northern Rockies after a warm fall
Cold air moving down from northwestern Canada has combined with a moist Pacific weather system, leading to freezing temperatures and snowfall amounts up to 18 inches (46 centimeters) in the mountains of Montana, the National Weather Service forecasts. Some higher elevations in the northern Rockies could see snow totals of 2 feet (61 centimeters) or more.

Richard Roundtree death: Shaft actor dies aged 81 | The Independent
“Richard’s work and career served as a turning point for African American leading men in film,” Mr McMinn told The Hollywood Reporter.

Taylor Swift made Chiefs change when singing national anthem | The Kansas City Star
One of the newest members of Chiefs Kingdom has learned this adaptation of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Superstar singer Taylor Swift, who has attended four Chiefs games this season since she began dating tight end Travis Kelce, has been caught on video singing the anthem Kansas City style.

Christian Braun's Block of LeBron James Sent Social Media Into a Frenzy - Sports Illustrated
As Lakers star LeBron James looked to drive to the rim against Jamal Murray, second-year guard Christian Braun quickly closed down to help his teammate. The 2022 NBA first round pick out of Kansas rose up and met James at the rim, emphatically rejecting his shot into the crowd.

Oasis fans go wild as Liam Gallagher drops a major hint at a band reunion with cryptic message to brother Noel | Daily Mail Online
He wrote: 'Listen I love Rkid he’s going through a lot of snizxle at the moment and it’ll work itself out he knows where I am if he needs a cuddle n a hug Oasis till I die LG x'

Ex-Chief of Staff Mark Meadows granted immunity, tells special counsel he warned Trump about 2020 claims: Sources - ABC News
Former President Donald Trump's final chief of staff in the White House, Mark Meadows, has spoken with special counsel Jack Smith's team at least three times this year, including once before a federal grand jury, which came only after Smith granted Meadows immunity to testify under oath, according to sources familiar with the matter.

Bob Huggins has a new job
Hall of Fame Coach Bob Huggins will join the weekly, one-hour radio program “Full Court Press” November 7 as it begins its second season. Huggins, the former head basketball coach for West Virginia University, will draw on his extensive experience and knowledge to provide valuable insights, analysis and exclusive stories from his career alongside co-hosts Derek Bailey, Michael Susman and Anthony Lewis.

Fusion restaurant showcases flavors of Eastern Europe and Central Asia | Daily Inter Lake
Hungry Hun Deli, located in the Kalispell Center Mall, is operated by Chef Almaz Yussupov and his business partner Anel Tucker. The long-time friends have known each other since third grade and are bringing in a wealth of knowledge to their restaurant from their home country of Kazakhstan.