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No More The Underdogs, Royals Expectations Are Greater

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By Tracy Allen
CALL Staff Writer

It is what was expected from day one.
The Royals, the American League defending champions, knew before the first workout in Surprise, Ariz., in February that this moment of playoff baseball was something they wanted. It didn’t matter what the so-called prognosis thought of last year’s run to the World Series. Those who predicted Kansas City’s baseball team wouldn’t make this year’s Octoberfest were wrong. So wrong that the Royals made sure that those watching them all year got a good glimpse of what to anticipate.
A Central division championship.
Seven selections to baseball’s All-Star game in July.
A 12-game lead over the second place (Minnesota) Twins to win the A.L. Central title handily.
And, 27 games over .500 to end the season and claim home field advantage throughout the playoffs


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Feds To Release 6,000 Non-Violent Drug Offenders At The End Of The Month

By Tracy Allen
CALL Staff Writer

Due to new sentencing guidelines  from the U.S. Sentencing Commission, the Department of Justice announced this week that they will release 6,000 inmates from federal prisons between  October 30 and November 2.
The new sentencing guidelines are intended to reduce penalties on certain non-violent drug offenses. The new guidelines also will apply to any future offenders.
The Sentencing Commission determined in July 2014, that close to 50,000 federal inmates locked up on drug charges would be eligible for reduced sentences.
The new sentencing guidelines took effect on November 1, 2014.
Allicia McDaniel’s husband, Keith McDaniel, is one of the inmates who could be released. He is serving a 30 year sentence.
He was convicted of conspiracy to manufacture and possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of cocaine base crack and 5 killograms or more of cocaine.
“We are praying that  someone will look at his case and see that he is not a career criminal since this was his first offense. If so he would be released immediately because his sentence only carries seven years,” Mrs. McDaniel said.


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Breast Cancer Estimates For 2015

By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer

It’s October, and it’s National Breast Cancer Awareness month. The following information offers facts on the disease for 2015.
In 2015, it is estimated that among women in the United States there will be 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer, according to the Susan G. Komen foundation. This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors.
They estimate there will be 60,290 new cases of in situ breast cancer. This includes ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). Of those, about 83 percent will be DCIS. DCIS is a non-invasive breast cancer and LCIS is a condition that increases the risk of invasive breast cancer.
There will be 40,290 breast cancer deaths in 2015.
Breast cancer in men is rare, but it does happen.
In 2015, it is estimated that among men in the U.S. there will be 2,350 new cases of (This includes new cases of primary breast cancer among survivors, but not recurrence of original breast cancer among survivors.)
There will be 440 breast cancer deaths in 2015.
Survival rates for men are about the same as for women with the same stage of cancer at the time of diagnosis.
However, men are often diagnosed at a later stage. Men may be less likely than women to report symptoms, which may lead to delays in diagnosis. Learn more about the warning signs of breast cancer in men.
Treatment for men is the same as treatment for women and usually includes some combination of surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and/or targeted therapy. Learn more about treatment for breast cancer in men.



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