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17-year-old arrested in connection with south Wichita deadly shooting

Wichita police arrest a 17-year-old in connection with a deadly shooting Sunday night.

Police say around 9 p.m. officers were called to the 900 block of S. Pineridge for the report of a shooting.

They arrived to find an 18-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to the hospital where he died.

via www.kwch.com


Save money by buying seeds instead of starter plants - Bachelor on the Cheap

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

The seed purchases I made through catalog and online orders back in December are starting to arrive in my mailbox.  Why such a delay?  Most seed companies don't ship until it gets close to planting time and they take starting seed indoors into consideration.

Starting plants from seed is a great way to not only save money vs. buying over-priced starter plants in the spring, but you get to customize what will be in your garden.  You get to choose what goes in your garden rather than having to settle for what a garden shop has in stock.

Every spring, you see all those pop-up garden centers being put up in parking lots, whether at the local grocery store or Walmart.  I still frequent those, but they are limited in plant variety and even bonafide garden centers might not have a particular plant variety you're looking for.  And again, you'll pay a premium for starter plants, it's spring time after all....

20180211_074647Enter seed packets.....

I received an order from Park Seed the other day.  My order included:

  1. Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
  2. Italian Large Leaf Basil
  3. Salad Bowl Mix Organic Greens
  4. Peppermint
  5. Radish Park Beauty Blend
  6. Dill
  7. Greek Oregano
  8. Chives
  9. Organic Arugula
  10. Organic Roma Tomato
  11. Cilantro Calypso

That total for that order cost me just $15.94 and that includes shipping costs.  I would have spent at least five times that amount for starter plants and I wouldn't have found all those varieties in just one garden center location, pop-up or otherwise.

via bacheloronthecheap.com


Cold shooting dooms Jayhawks at Baylor, 80-64

WACO, Texas – A 26.9 percent shooting clip in the first half was too much for No. 10/10 Kansas to overcome as the Baylor Bears upset the Jayhawks, 80-64, Saturday afternoon inside the Ferrell Center. KU connected on just six of its 31 3-point tries as the Bears snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Jayhawks. Senior guard Devonte' Graham scored a game-high 23 points, but only one other teammate joined him in double-figures as Kansas was held to a season-low 64 points.
 
The loss dropped Kansas to 19-6 on the year and 8-4 in league play, while Baylor moved to 15-10 in its 2017-18 campaign with a 5-7 mark in the Big 12.

via kuathletics.com


Cereal Battle Part 2, Cheerios vs. Knock Offs - Bachelor on the Cheap

Do you pay the premium price for the name brand?

If you do, you might think twice about doing so after reading this article.

20180208_125913I recently did a piece on corn flakes, today I'm doing a similar review of toasted oats cereals.  In conducting this 'Cereal Battle, Part 2', I purchased THE name brand, General Mills Cheerios; a store brand version, in this case Kroger; and a discount brand called Millville, a.k.a., Aldi.

I compared price, weight, the look, taste (both dry and w/milk) and the 'sogginess' factor.

Cereal #1, the name brand - General Mills Cheerios:

via www.bacheloronthecheap.com


Restaurant Review: Gambino's Pizza

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

Today is National Pizza Day and being the Foodie that I am, it is my honor, no, my 'duty' to celebrate this day......

Pepperoni and mushroom pizza is my favorite and I'm a thin crust kind of guy.  I don't want to chew on a bunch of bread when I eat pizza.  I want to enjoy that savory sauce, the spice of the pepperoni, the heartiness of the mushrooms, with all of that goodness served on top of a crispy, flaky crust.  

But I have a dilemma, I'm not a fan of Pizza Hut (they are inconsistent with delivery AND product), Domino's sucks and Papa John's is so-so.  I'm in need of a pizza joint that can provide consistently great pizza and I haven't found that place in Wichita yet.

20180209_150225Until now.  A friend of mine recommended Gambino's, a regional chain that recently moved into the Wichita market - about six months ago.

I ordered my favorite for carry-out.  How else to better evaluate a pizza joint I've never frequented before, then by ordering what I know right?  I need a baseline, ordering a specialty pizza on a first visit wouldn't be a proper assessment.

via www.bacheloronthecheap.com


Prevent scratches on non-stick cookware - Bachelor on the Cheap

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

20180209_130221Not many people have enough headroom or space in their kitchen to hang skillets and pots from hanging pot racks.  Most people have to stack their pots and pans in the cabinet and that means scratches and dings in that non-stick surface if you don't protect them.

Protect your pots and pans with paper plates.  It's easy, just line the insides of pans with thin paper plates, which have slightly curved edges which mates nicely with the shape of your cookware.  I like paper plates to 'nest' those pans better than paper towels for that reason, plus they're more durable and paper towels can leave those little fibers behind.

Prevent damage to your non-stick cookware, stack them with paper plates!

via www.bacheloronthecheap.com


Shockers Go for Season Sweep of UConn

WICHITA, Kan. -- No. 22/21 Wichita State (18-5, 8-3) battles UConn (11-12, 4-6) for the second time this year, Saturday evening at Charles Koch Arena.
 
The 5 p.m. CT tip airs nationally on ESPN2. Kevin Brown and John Thompson III have the call.
 
The Voice of the Shockers, Mike Kennedy runs his streak of consecutive games to 1,180 on  Shocker Radio (KEYN 103.7 FM and GoShockers.com/Listen). Join Kennedy and analyst Dave Dahl for a one-hour pregame show, beginning at 4 p.m.
 
WSU pulled away late for an 85-65 win at Memphis on Tuesday. Austin Reaves (22) and Landry Shamet (20) were a combined 9-of-16 from three, and Darral Willis Jr. (13 pts, 12 reb) notched his fifth double-double. The Shockers outrebounded Memphis 39-28 and finished a season-best +10 in turnovers (18 to 8).
 
UConn snapped a three-game slide with Wednesday night's 68-65 home win over USD. Led by Jalen Adams (19 points), the Huskies shot a season-best 54.3 percent from the field.
 
This is the second meeting of the year between WSU and UConn. In their Dec. 30 American conference debut, the Shockers defeated the Huskies, 72-62, in front of the sellout crowd at the XL Center in Hartford.

via goshockers.com


Jayhawks hit the road to meet Baylor Saturday

LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 10/10 Kansas (19-5, 8-3) will begin a two-game road stretch when the Jayhawks journey to Waco, Texas to take on the Baylor Bears (14-10, 4-7) on Saturday at 1 p.m., inside the Ferrell Center. KU will look to claim its fifth-straight win in Waco and its 12th-consecutive victory over the Bears. CBS is set to broadcast the game with Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Bill Raftery (analyst) calling the action.
 
TIP-OFF

  • Through 11 games into the Big 12 season, Kansas and Texas Tech are atop the conference standings at 8-3. West Virginia is a game back at 7-4, while Kansas State and Oklahoma are at 6-5.

via kuathletics.com


Advanced Metric Puts Kareem Hunt’s Elusiveness into Context

It doesn’t take rocket science to appreciate what Kansas City Chiefs’ tailback Kareem Hunt did with the ball in his hands this season, but just for good measure, the advanced analytics back it up, too.

Hunt recorded the top “average yards gained after close” mark among running backs in the NFL this season according to Next Gen Stats, essentially meaning that he was more effective than any of his counterparts when the opposition was nearly on him.

The metric tracks “which backs are gaining extra yardage after opposing defenders close in on them, whether via broken tackles, evasion or other elusive moves,” according to Matt Harmon at NFL.com. Hunt recorded a 4.63 mark on the season, nearly a full yard over the league average of 3.66.

via www.chiefs.com