When you expect a Nicole Kidman movie to be terrific, it often disappoints. When you have no expectations about it, the movie usually is impressive and memorable. One didn’t expect much of “Dead Calm,” “To Die For,” “Moulin Rouge,” or “The Others,” for example.
Q: Why did the Republicans —particularly Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts — do so much better than the pre-election polls indicated they would? A: Without asking thousands of voters, it’s impossible to know for sure, and I have some leaves I need to rake. So
TOPEKA — Republican congressman Tim Huelskamp has won re-election in the sprawling 1st District of western and central Kansas despite angering some farmers. Huelskamp defeated Democrat Jim Sherow in Tuesday’s election. The Republican incumbent has become a tea party favorite and won his third term.
Prosecution and defense witnesses disagreed about whether a man with schizophrenia on trial for second-degree murder was capable of intent when he allegedly stabbed a pest exterminator in 2008. Howard Barrett, 58, of Leonardville is undergoing a jury trial after being found competent as an October hearing.
Manhattan’s Parks and Recreation offices and City Auditorium project are scheduled for an early 2015 construction start, according to city officials. The Manhattan City Commission received an update on the project’s timeline during its Tuesday meeting. In June, commissioners gave their support for moving
All three judges in the 21st Judicial District, which covers Clay and Riley counties, were retained Tuesday. Judges David Stuzman and Meryl Wilson both were retained by wide margins. The district’s third judge, John Bosch faced more opposition at the polls but was retained
Facing top-ranked Washburn Rural in Topeka, the Manhattan High boys’ soccer team had a plan. The Indians went off script in a hurry, however, allowing the first of three opening-half goals in the first five minutes en route to a 4-0 season-ending defeat to the
It’s a great day for Republican candidates and their supporters. They swept every important office in Kansas and won enough votes nationwide to seize control of the U.S. Senate and solidify their hold on the U.S. House of Representatives. Sen. Pat Roberts
To the editor: The Teen Town Reunion and Dance on Oct. 26 was a great success! Teen Town was a regular Friday night dance for area teens beginning in 1943 and continuing through the early 1970s. Many of Manhattan’s adult citizens participated in Teen Town during
A number of activities will take place in Manhattan next Tuesday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. • The day begins at 7 a.m. with a breakfast at the American Legion, 114 McCall Road in Manhattan. The breakfast is hosted by the Flint Hills Veterans Coalition and
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