Rams Stand Pat, Land McDonald, Bailey on Day 2

After a sizzling start to the 2013 NFL Draft highlighted by lots of shrewd maneuvering Thursday night, the Rams opted for a more laid-back approach to the draft’s second day. With no picks in the second round and a pair waiting for them in the third, the Rams didn’t make any bold trades or moves up the board and simply let things fall into their lap Friday night. What they found was a pair of players in USC safety T.J. McDonald and West Virginia receiver Stedman Bailey to plug an important hole in the secondary and add even more juice to the offense

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Thomas Jefferson, proponent of the Bill of Rights, could never have conceived just how many venues there are today for First-Amendment protected speech.

What he also could not have conceived is how this phenomenon of pervasive media has actually stymied, not enhanced, the free speech expression of presidential candidates.

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SPORTS CORNER

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The Washington Seniors came back to life with a 14-2 route of Manchester Post 208 in the loser's bracket of the state tournament in Sedalia Friday afternoon. Matt Miller pitched a complete game for the win, as Washington improved to 35-4. The victory puts Post 218 in the championship game against Fike-Blue Springs today.