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  • Letters | January 12, 2014

    Regents encouraged to rethink social-media policy

    To the Editor: Below, you will find a letter that I recently wrote to the Kansas Board of Regents regarding their new policy on the use of social media by faculty at Kansas universities. Dear Regent, I am writing today as a third generation Kansas

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Boy answers questions about living with autism

    When he was 13 years old, Naoki Higashida wrote a different sort of book on autism. Most books on the subject are written by neurotypical (normal) adults, typically a specialist writing in a technical idiom, or a relative or friend; each discusses it from their particular

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Family struggles through issues to grow together

    This novel deals with a most intriguing situation that pulls in the reader from the very beginning.  Eccentric but aging business tycoon Gloria Garrison is CEO of Glory, Inc., which she had founded many years earlier and built into a highly successful beauty business.

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    TALK series offers chance to interact with readers

    Marcia.allen1

    Winter days getting to you?  If so, there’s an upcoming library tradition that can get you past the bleak cold days we’ve yet to face. Whether you’ve participated in the TALK (Talk About Literature in Kansas) series before, or you’re

  • Books | January 12, 2014

    Rowing team wins gold after surmounting obstacles

    This has to be among the best non-fiction books of the year. It weaves two stories seamlessly: the personal saga of Joe Rantz, a rower for the University of Washington; and the unlikely success of the University of Washington eight, which won gold at the 1936

  • Columns | January 12, 2014

    The attack on Volgograd and the Olympics

    The recent terrorist attacks on the main train station in Volgograd, followed two days later by one on a bus,  killed at least 28 and wounded 34 people, some critically..  Both bombers are believed to have been women; known in Russia as “black widows.” 

  • Arts, Leisure | January 12, 2014

    New CD features performers across state

    Ron Wilson Contributing writer It’s a debut. Not exactly with red carpet, spotlights, and paparazzi, but it is a debut. In this case, it is a debut of a CD featuring western artists from across Kansas and beyond. This is a new project of

  • Men's Basketball | January 11, 2014

    KU beats K-State, 86-60, to snap Wildcats’ 10-game winning streak

    LAWRENCE — The 25th-ranked Kansas State men’s basketball team saw its 10-game winning streak snapped Saturday afternoon, losing to No. 18 Kansas, 86-60, at Allen Fieldhouse. The Wildcats (12-4, 2-1 Big 12) stayed close with the Jayhawks (11-4, 2-0) in the first 10 minutes of the game, but

  • Men's Basketball | January 10, 2014

    K-State freshmen bracing for Allen Fieldhouse

    Kansas State’s Basketball Training Facility was filled with unusual sounds Thursday afternoon. During the K-State men’s basketball team’s practice and preparation for Saturday’s game against Kansas, the gym’s speakers were pumping out simulated crowd music at near-deafening levels. The coaching

  • Manhattan High School | January 10, 2014

    T-Birds hand Indians first loss

    The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team lost its first game of the season, falling to Shawnee Heights at home on Friday night, 53-45. The Indians got 17 points from Payton Stephens, but an off-night from the rest of the team, with no other players in double


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