Friday, February 5, 2016



First look

Folio.mercury

A view of William Shakespeare’s First Folio, which went on display at K-State’s Beach Museum Thursday evening. First published in 1623, the folio represents the first collected edition of 18 Shakespeare plays. The folio is on loan from Folger Shakespeare Library through Feb. 28.


K-State Sports
  • Columns |Men's Basketball | February 05, 2016 Cameron: 3-point shot making game ‘a bit of a bore’

    I absolutely despise the 3-point shot, and I fervently believe that it has no place in the sport.

  • Men's Basketball | February 05, 2016 Wildcats focused on No. 1 OU

    It could be easy for Kansas State to dwell on its loss to Kansas on Wednesday at Allen Fieldhouse. But how can any team worry about its last loss when it’s got the No. 1 team in the country staring it in the face?

  • Women's Basketball | February 05, 2016 Cats to close road trip at West Virginia

    The Kansas State women’s basketball team will be looking to snap its two-game losing streak on Saturday, but it won’t be easy.

  • Soccer | February 05, 2016 Dibbini signs 16 for inaugural soccer season

    Kansas State women’s soccer head coach Mike Dibbini continues to fill out his inaugural roster, as he has signed 16 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.

Galleries
  • Rivalry rout
    Brown.mercury

    It was the 12th straight Big 12 road loss for K-State, which now gets No. 1 Oklahoma at home this Saturday.


  • K-State 69, Ole Miss 64
    Brown.mercury

    The Wildcats used a 19-2 second-half run to push ahead by as many as 18 points on Saturday before holding on to beat Ole Miss, 69-64, in Bramlage Coliseum.


Opinion
  • Editorials | February 05, 2016 A victory for an independent judiciary

    Advocates of an independent judiciary in Kansas can breathe a little easier today now that the most recent attempt to give the governor greater control of the Kansas Supreme Court has failed.

  • Columns | February 05, 2016 Where are the agents of change?

    Thomas Frank’s “What’s the Matter with Kansas?” is now 12 years old.  Much of the book’s fevered language still seems extreme, yet right now much of what Frank implied and described has become reality or is well on its way.

  • Editorials | February 04, 2016 Souper Bowl is a ‘game’ for everyone

    Though not as old as the Super Bowl, the Souper Bowl has a proud tradition that reflects the generosity and, if you will, the sportsmanship, of countless area residents, football fans and nonfans alike.

  • Letters | February 04, 2016 Complaining isn’t a good way to get things done

    We often read reports of fatal auto crashes where traffic signs were present but had not been heeded by a driver. I have always had a special feeling for the 30-inch “Stop” signs, knowing their dramatic effectiveness.

Lifestyle
  • Movies | February 05, 2016 It’s hard to know why ‘50 Shades of Black’ was made

    We also assume that there will be nothing subtle about “50 Shades of Black,” that the comedy will be all slapstick, puns, references to racial stereotypes, and the coarsest permissible bodily functions humor. In short, we assume the movie won’t be funny. It isn’t.

  • Movies | February 03, 2016 New Disney film sappy but also adventuresome

    If the new Disney movie “The Finest Hours”—what a wretched title, by the way—had the studio’s usual variety of “sparkling” stars, it might have been a little too much.

  • Movies | February 02, 2016 Western fans can enjoy ‘Jane Got a Gun’ here

    One of the problems for the viewer is that gang members look pretty much alike. I thought the brother of leader Colin (Ewan McGregor with a black mustache) was shot and killed at four different times as the movie ran.

  • Neighbors | February 01, 2016 King of local chess scene says he was born to play games

    A Manhattan resident for about 50 years, Mort works as a sales representative for Three Men Tree Service, a business he helped start years ago that focuses on keeping trees healthy. When Mort isn’t working, he’s likely playing chess or bridge.

Sports
  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016 MHS girls rout Topeka West

    The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team had no trouble taking care of business against the outmatched Topeka West Chargers Friday night, winning 62-37.

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016 MHS gets back to Centennial League grind

    With almost a week between games for both of Manhattan High’s basketball teams, the Centennial League grind picks back up for the Tribe on the road tonight at Topeka West.

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016 MHS bowlers take second at triangular

    Both of Manhattan High’s bowling teams took second place at a triangular meet in Junction City on Thursday.

  • Manhattan High School | February 05, 2016 Three MHS football players sign with DCCC

    Three Manhattan High athletes will make their way out west to continue their football careers at Dodge City Community College next year.

State & Region
  • February 05, 2016 | State Kansas university mason finds 88-year-old note at stadium

    MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — A mason working on a Kansas university building has found an 88-year-old handwritten note that gives a glimpse into the lives of laborers in 1928.

  • February 05, 2016 | State US official requires citizenship proof in 3 states

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal elections official has decided — without public notice or review from his agency's commissioners — that residents of Alabama, Kansas and Georgia can no longer register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of U.S. citizenship.

  • February 05, 2016 | State Wyoming sees record number of tourists in 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming attracted a record number of tourists — and their money — in 2015, according to preliminary numbers.

  • February 05, 2016 | State Kansas school grapples with debate over Confederate flag

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — At a high school named Free State to honor Kansas' anti-slavery past, the Confederate flag waved off the back of a student's pickup truck in the parking lot. When classmates who were offended removed it, the student replaced it and displayed the flag again.

  • February 05, 2016 | State Tornadoes in the South; snow in Plains and Upper Midwest

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A trail of damage was left at an Army post, schools and businesses were closed for a second day, and a damaged women's prison was running partly on backup power Wednesday after two days of storms unleashed tornadoes and flooding in the South and dumped heavy snow in the Midwest.

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