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  • Editorials | December 23, 2013

    Would Jefferson endorse the NSA?

    These words from the author of the Declaration of Independence are worth contemplating in the era of Edward Snowden and the National Security Agency. Mr. Snowden, who stole 1.7 million documents from the NSA, offered last week to aid Brazil in a probe of how the

  • Movies | December 23, 2013

    ‘Anchorman 2’ isn’t as ingenious as its father

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    It is one of the most familiar old stories. Two veterans of a company notice that the tenure of their current boss began just about twenty years before. “He’s done a great job,” one old hand says to the other. “But he’ll never

  • Arts, Leisure | December 23, 2013

    K-State winter events scheduled

    A new year brings new performances, exhibitions and more to the Kansas State University campus. The following events in January, all free unless otherwise indicated, are sponsored by the university’s McCain Performance Series; the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance; and the Marianna Kistler

  • Football | December 23, 2013

    Brown breaks century mark in Eagles’ rout

    Playing behind Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy hasn’t always given former Kansas State running back Bryce Brown many opportunities to see the field in meaningful portions of the game. Entering Sunday’s game against Chicago, Brown had just 188 yards on the season. But with the

  • Columns |Men's Basketball | December 23, 2013

    Jellison: Wildcats making strides

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    During my drive back from Saturday’s win over Gonzaga, I had a lot of time to think about the game. Part of that was due to the near blizzard conditions that made the drive from Wichita to Salina take 2 1/2 hours, and forced me to

  • Local |Business | December 22, 2013

    Clerks say it’s mostly men slogging on late gift search

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    A serious and perhaps panicky stream of men are expected to come out and shop in the last few days before Christmas, according to several Manhattan merchants. Women? Not so much. This has to be considered a very unscientific study, but store employees at Manhattan

  • Local |Government, Politics | December 22, 2013

    Retired: City staff celebrates with Zilkie

    Ironically, he claims to have no plans. Steve Zilkie, Manhattan’s senior planner, held his retirement party at City Hall on Friday. Zilkie has been a planner with the city since 1984. Assistant director for planning Eric Cattell said Zilkie has had a hand in developing

  • Local |Business | December 22, 2013

    Family moves to Habitat home just in time for holiday joy

    OGDEN – A family of three moved into their brand new home last week, just in time for Christmas. Nikki Crabtree and her two children Kennedy, 6, and Kaleb, 3, have a home to decorate for the holidays, thanks to the Manhattan Area Habitat for Humanity. The Crabtree

  • Men's Basketball | December 22, 2013

    Wildcats net upset of Zags, 72-62

    WICHITA — Saturday’s game between Kansas State and No. 21 Gonzaga was billed as the second meeting between two heavyweight contenders, complete with corner introductions from a “ring announcer.” The Wildcats came out with flurry of punches in both the first and second half, and after

  • Women's Basketball | December 22, 2013

    K-State women fall at Hampton in 2OT

    HAMPTON, Va. — The Kansas State women’s basketball team used a pair of late comebacks in regulation and the first overtime, but it wasn’t enough on Saturday. Hampton edged the Wildcats in the second overtime to come away with an 86-75 victory at the


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