Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Bobby Bollier

Bobby Bollier qualifies for Pan American Games. Mission Hills native and recent Stanford University graduate Bobby Bollier this month was selected for USA Swimming’s team at the Pan American Games based on his performance at the 2014 National Championships in Irvine, Cal., in August. Bollier finished sixth in the 200 meter butterfly in the Nationals meet. The USA Pan Am team can consist of up-to 18 men and 18 women not already competing in the World Championships or the World University Games. Bollier, who now trains with a post-grad group at Stanford, represented the USA at the WUGs in both 2009 and 2011. The Pan Am Games are scheduled for July 10-26 in Toronto.

Lancers finish second at Topeka West Invitational. SM East’s girls golf team put in another top-three finish Monday at the Topeka West Invitational. Washburn Rural took the tournament with 343 team strokes. SM East finished with 358. SM East’s Jessica Parker finished third among the individuals with a round of 83. Teagan Noblit finished tied for seventh with 89.

FTC shuts down Leawood-based Bitcoin miner. The Federal Trade Commission this week shut down Butterfly Labs, a company based in Leawood just northeast of I-435 and Roe, that built computers it claimed could help unlock new Bitcoins. The FTC suit alleges that when the computers arrived to customers, often late, they were “practically useless.” [FTC shuts down Leawood Bitcoin miner company Butterfly Labs — Kansas City Business Journal]

TV covers Roeland Park pit bull discussion. KSHB and KCTV both ran pieces Tuesday evening on Roeland Park’s discussions concerning potential changes to its ban on pit bulls. See our story from Tuesday morning here.
[Roeland Park City Council revisits pit bull ban, in place since the 1980s — KSHB]
[Roeland Park Council considers lifting pit bull ban — KCTV]