The Shawnee News-Star
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When you’re 16, the idea that you have to “survive” things can take up a lot of your time. For me, it was trying to survive a gym class where I had to perform gymnastics routines on an actual balance beam and uneven bars. For 16 year-old Frankie Dunlevy (Connor Buckley), it’s outlasting his father’s attempts at parenting. Thanks to a great performance by Christopher Meloni as the parent in question, “Surviving Jack” is a coming of age story worth watching even if the worst thing you remember...

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Word of the Day

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Seeming conflicts with little children can often provide a rewarding learning experience about their strengths. This is especially true during that 2- to 3-year-old period when children become more assertive and issues of autonomy loom large. It is...

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Tip of the Week

Updated at 9:34 PM

I’ve read about the steady decline of hate groups in the United States and, although that is a great thing, unfortunately, it doesn’t mean they are not still dangerous.

Updated at 9:34 PM

Buena Haymond “Dakame,” 90, of Shawnee, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, in Shawnee.

Updated at 9:33 PM

Mildred Cowden Poe, 91, of Shawnee, died Saturday, April 12, 2014, at St. Anthony Shawnee Hospital.

Updated at 9:32 PM

Carol L. Gilmore, 79, of Shawnee, died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at a local hospital.

Updated at 9:31 PM

Hays “Eugene” Furgerson, 65, of Asher, died April 14, 2014, at Shawnee Care Center.

Updated at 9:18 PM

It's Disney night on Dancing with the Stars, and the show wastes no time in milking the tie-in for all its worth, starting with a familiar Disney castle intro. Then, the pro dancers' opening number alternates between feeling like Cinderella's ...

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