• Movies | October 16, 2013

    ‘Machete Kills’  amusing, colorful when the talking doesn’t interfere


    Robert Rodriguez is one of the 10 best movie directors working. Period. This is not to say that his films—“El Mariachi,” “From Dawn to Dusk,” the four “Spy Kids” movies, “Sin City,” the successful half of “Grindhouse,” “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl,” and the

  • Obituaries | October 16, 2013


    Patricia Joy Born, 81, of Manhattan, died Monday at Mercy Regional Health Center. The family provided some of the following information. Patricia was born in Wichita on Oct. 20, 1931. She was the daughter of the late Reta P. (Corbin) and T. O. Cornett. On March 25, 1951 she married

  • Editorials | October 16, 2013

    Will House overrule tea party?

    Well, the deadline is here. On October 17 — tomorrow — our government will not have the authority to borrow money. Its options with federal revenue will include repaying debts and halting domestic spending, including for entitlements such as Social Security, or defaulting on our debts and trying

  • Columns | October 16, 2013

    Let’s launch KSU students to class

    A city with an overpass for cows needs to do a better job getting KSU students from Goodnow Hall across Denison Avenue and to class. There’s a traffic light at Denison Avenue and Claflin Road and two yellow warning signals in the next block

  • Football | October 16, 2013

    Many ups and downs for Cats’ QBs


    Daniel Sams has had perhaps the best two-game stretch by a Kansas State quarterback running the ball in school history. And yet the Wildcats are in the middle of a three-game losing streak and facing a harsh reality of possibly not making a bowl game

  • Tennis | October 16, 2013

    KSU to compete in ITA Central Regional

    Following a two-week hiatus, the Kansas State tennis team will resume its fall schedule on Thursday at the ITA Central Region Championships in Norman, Oklahoma, at the Headington Family Tennis Center. K-State will be represented in the qualifying round of singles on Thursday by freshmen

  • October 15, 2013

    Commission approves design contract amendment

    City commissioners Tuesday unanimously approved an amendment to the design contract to look at the cost of renovating Peace Memorial auditorium as well as consider alternatives for adding Parks and Recreations offices at City Hall. In a separate discussion, they directed Parks and Rec officials

  • Local |Business | October 15, 2013

    13 evacuated from low-income housing building


    Mold problems in a Manhattan Housing Authority apartment building have forced some residents to be temporarily relocated. The structure is the Apartment Towers at 300 N. Fifth Street, which is administered by the MHA as low-income housing. The building, completed in 1974, was strictly for the elderly

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 15, 2013

    Officials make plan for disease outbreak

    Detection of a foreign animal disease in the area would create a logistical challenge for emergency personnel, Pottawatomie County officials learned last week. Participating in a simulated foreign animal disease (FAD) drill Wednesday and Thursday, October 9-10, emergency officials went through the motions of dealing

  • Columns | October 15, 2013

    An evening conversation: Still life

    Ned seaton

    Government shutdown got you down? Debt limit politics raising your blood pressure? I’ve got a suggestion: Head to Bishop Stadium at CiCo Park and catch a ballgame. It’s like walking into a Norman Rockwell painting. You’ll feel better. I’ve been to

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