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  • Editorials | December 14, 2014

    Partisanship diminishes report

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, didn’t distinguish herself with regard to the Select Committee’s report on the CIA’s torture of terrorists and terrorism suspects. Not that the report’s accounts of waterboardings, consecutive days of

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Flint Hills Messiah Chorus part of dazzling NYC show

    To the Editor: On Sunday, Nov. 30, the Flint Hills Messiah Chorus from Kan-sas joined Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) for “Handel’s Messiah” at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. DCINY’s annual presentation of the 1959 re-orchestration of the work for full symphony orchestra,

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Discovery Center must change to become popular

    To the Editor I understand The Mercury is reporting about the Flint Hills Discovery Center and downtown redevelopment, generally, in today’s paper. In that regard it’s interesting, although not sur-prising, that the museum is losing money hand-over-fist. Many of us believed from the

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Computers are not substitutes for teachers

    To the Editor: This is in response to Bill Felber’s column, “Why do we teach the way we do?” I understand that there are flaws in our educational system. However, having taught for 40 years, including geometry, I do not believe that “it would take

  • Letters | December 14, 2014

    Computers are good options but classrooms are superior

    To the Editor This is in regard to Bill Felber’s column Wednesday, “Why do we teach the way we do?” There is a certain appeal to computer courses as an alternative to being in a classroom with a human teacher who drones on about

  • Holidays | December 14, 2014

    Kansas performer writes holiday Flint Hills song

    The winter nights are cold and clear. A blanket of snow covers the hills. When singer-songwriter Annie Wilson observed this winter scene, it provided the spark for her to write a Christmas song about Kansas. This is a special holiday edition of Kansas Profile. As

  • Gardening | December 14, 2014

    Holiday flowers bring cheer


    December doesn’t seem like a common time of the year for flowers to be blooming, but some plants are used to help bring holiday cheer during this time of the year. Amaryllises, Christmas (holiday) cacti, poinsettias and paperwhites (Narcissus) are often used to brighten

  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    Mercy hires physical therapist

    Mercy Regional Health Center recently hired physical therapist Tiffany Wehemeyer.  Wehemeyer received her bachelor’s degree in exercise science from the University of Kansas and went on to receive her doctorate in physical therapy from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., and graduated earlier

  • Local |Business | December 14, 2014

    Flint Hills RV center to close Friday

    John and Stephanie Thomason will conclude operations at Flint Hills RV Center on Friday, Dec. 19. They established the company in April 1993 at 11080 Legion Drive, five miles east of Manhattan on U.S. 24. John and Stephanie will begin a new career of semi-retirement. John plans to

  • Columns | December 14, 2014

    To Putin, Cold War is a reality

    Based on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent State of the Union message to the Russian Parliament, he not only thinks the Cold War is back on, but that it’s all the fault of the United States. Given the lack of coherence in our

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