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  • Local |Government, Politics | October 14, 2013

    City to rule on stage

    City commissioners Tuesday will decide the future of the Peace Memorial Auditorium. During the meeting at 7 p.m. in City Hall, commissioners will vote on amending the contract with Bruce McMillan Architects for $39,650 to create new preliminary designs. The new designs would keep the auditorium

  • Columns | October 14, 2013

    An evening conversation: Cheers, Toto!

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Sure, we’re a day late, but let’s raise a glass to Dorothy, her lovable pooch and even that ghastly witch. Happy anniversary, gang! It was 75 years ago Sunday that shooting began on “The Wizard of Oz,” and it’s safe to say that

  • Editorials | October 14, 2013

    Roberts’ remarks disappointing

    We hold US Senator Pat Roberts in high regard, but it was disappointing to see him calling for Kathleen Sebelius to step down as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. He singled out problems with the federal website for the Affordable Care

  • Editorials | October 14, 2013

    A hollow gesture

    We’d like to tip our hat to the 250 or so US representatives and senators of both political parties who as of last weekend had passed on their salaries during the shutdown… but we can’t. It was an empty gesture, whether motivated by guilt

  • Letters | October 14, 2013

    Radical right should not control Republican Party

    To the Editor: “Thou shalt not compromise,” is the first commandment of the hard right. “With the radical right, it is either rule or ruin.” These quotes are from an article by Fletcher Knebel in a Dec. 28, 1965, Look magazine article. In the article, the Repub-lican

  • Arts, Leisure | October 14, 2013

    K-State production ‘columbinus’ focuses on shootings


    K-State’s Chapman Theater (nee Nichols Theater) is the venue for an exemplary new campus theater program production. Prof. Jennifer Vellenga has directed “columbinus” (note the lower case “c” and the differentiated “us”), a 2005 play written by Stephen Karam and PJ Parparelli (note the lack

  • Obituaries | October 14, 2013


    Robert Snyder (Bob) Notestine, Jr, 72, of Manhattan, died Thursday, October 10, at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. Robert was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Lewistown, Pa., a son of the late Beulah (Pry) Kelley and Robert Snyder Notestine, Sr. He was

  • October 14, 2013


    Dorothy Jean Johnson, 78, of Riley died Saturday at the Leonardville Nursing Home. The family provided some of the following information. She was born on Feb. 1, 1935, on the family farm east of Riley, the daughter of Oren and Grace (Jahnke) Morris. Dorothy drove a school bus

  • Local |Business |Kansas State University | October 14, 2013

    Business building gets $1M gift

    Rand and Patti Berney, Southlake, Texas, have made a $1 million gift to support the new building for the College of Business Administration at Kansas State University. The proposed new building plan has 140,000 square feet of space featuring tiered classrooms, a large showcase lecture hall, computer

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 14, 2013

    Economist to speak

    Edward Wolff, New York University economist, will discuss the decline of the middle class at 7 pm Tuesday in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. Wolff’s appearance at K-State is a part of the Lou Douglas Lecture Series, which is dedicated to Douglas, who

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