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The Weekend Mauling: 9.2.2023

Tonight on Eye on Springfield... opening day at the world’s first two-story outhouse.

NCAA Football: Missouri State at Kansas Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

The Rock Chalkboard

Everything Lance Leipold said after Kansas football's Week 1 win
Kansas football improved to 1-0 on the season Friday night with a 48-17 win over Missouri State. Although the final score reflected a blowout, it didn’t exactly play out like that for the Jayhawks. KU took an early 7-0 lead before a fumble and a turnover on downs led to back-to-back scores for the Bears, who took a 10-7 lead. KU scored a touchdown and a field goal to make it a 17-10 game at the break. In the second half, KU’s defense started to dominate more consistently and the offense produced as the Jayhawks went on to score 21 unanswered in the fourth quarter to take the win.

Three observations from KU football’s 48-17 win over Missouri State
KU Football defeated Missouri State 48-17 in its season-opener Friday night. It wasn’t the most efficient game for KU with miscues on both sides of the ball at times during the game. The biggest story was the absence of Jalon Daniels who did not play after dealing with back tightness during two-thirds of fall camp.

KU offense gradually finds groove in 48-17 win over Missouri State - KU Sports
Coming off its first bowl season since 2008, the Kansas football team pushed past Missouri State for a 48-17 victory in the 2023 season opener on Friday night at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium.

Bean brought experience, refreshing familiarity to Jayhawks in Week 1 - KU Sports
Head coach Lance Leipold said that “just by the amount of reps he’s had” over the course of the week as Kansas prepared for Missouri State and Daniels contended with a back injury, Bean “pretty much knew that it was leaning that way.” Bean, for his part, said postgame that he wanted to keep the details of how he learned he was starting between him and Leipold.

Notebook: Bean starts at quarterback, and more observations from KU’s season opener - KU Sports
Sixth-year senior quarterback Jason Bean started Friday’s game for Kansas, bringing an uneasy end to weeks of uncertainty — and a particularly intense 24 hours of speculation — surrounding the health of Jalon Daniels ahead of the season opener.

Eraser Dust

Flathead County Rescinds Evacuation Order Near Hungry Horse - Flathead Beacon
Flathead County Sheriff Brian Heino on Thursday morning rescinded the Aug. 1 mandatory evacuation order for the Heinrude Community along Hungry Horse Reservoir in the vicinity of the Ridge, Doris Point and Tin Soldier Complex wildfires.

Jimmy Buffett, enduring 'Margaritaville' singer turned mogul, dies at 76 | CNN
Jimmy Buffett, the tropical troubadour whose folksy tunes celebrated his laid-back lifestyle, inspired legions of devoted fans and spawned a lucrative business empire, has died, according to his official website and multiple media outlets.

How Montana’s Attorney General Made Banning TikTok a Top Priority - The New York Times
“Congress has had hearings; they’re not doing anything,” the attorney general, 42, said. “Montanans don’t like being spied on, they don’t like their personal data being collected without their say so, and that to me is the crux of this.”

Family who went 'off the grid' in Colorado wilderness died of malnutrition, autopsy finds
Two sisters and the teenage son of one of them who told family last year they would live "off the grid" died of hypothermia and malnutrition as they endured the elements in the Colorado wilderness, according to newly released autopsy reports.

Georgia School District Canceled an Author’s Batman Talks After He Said ‘Gay’ - The New York Times
An elementary school principal in Forsyth County emailed parents to apologize last week after Marc Tyler Nobleman used the word in a presentation about the origins of Batman.

I blamed the weird smell in our home on my partner - then made a horrifying discovery under the carpet | The US Sun
While gutting the carpet, they discovered something underneath it and removed several layers to uncover a secret manhole.

America’s Surprising Partisan Divide on Life Expectancy - POLITICO
On paper, Lexington County, S.C., and Placer County, Calif., have a lot in common. They’re both big, wealthy, suburban counties with white supermajorities that border on their respective state’s capital cities. They both were at the vanguard of their states’ 20th century Republican advances — Lexington in the 1960s when it pivoted from the racist Dixiecrats; Placer with the Reagan Revolution in 1980 — and twice voted for Donald Trump by wide margins. But when it comes to how long their residents can count on living, the parallels fall apart. Placer has a Scandinavia-like life expectancy of 82.3 years. In Lexington, the figure is 77.7, a little worse than China’s.

Food recs: The best BBQ in Kansas City | KCUR - Kansas City news and NPR
Below they recommend their favorite offerings at Kansas City barbecue establishments, including many that fit into the local barbecue society’s top four judging categories: ribs, brisket, pork and chicken.

'Not the right place': Seventh-grader shares migrant shelter anxiety
I come from a lineage of Italian and Irish immigrants myself and I know these people don’t have many liberties in their countries and this is a better opportunity for them … but this here in Staten Island is not the right time and it is not the right place.