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  • Columns | January 19, 2014

    New questions about Obama’s lack of leadership

    The publication of segments of former Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ book, “Duty,” as well as comments by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie about the George Washington Bridge lane closing scandal spark serious questions about President Obama’s leadership style.   I do not know Gates, but

  • January 18, 2014

    Cats defeat West Virginia, 78-56

    With a pair of 20-point scoring efforts from Shane Southwell and Thomas Gipson, the Kansas State men’s basketball team eased past West Virginia on Saturday, 78-56, at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats (14-4, 4-1) led 37-24 at halftime, and came out on fire with an

  • Manhattan High School | January 17, 2014

    MHS boys win nailbiter, 35-32

    JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High boys’ basketball team got a hard-fought win on the road against rival Junction City Friday night, winning a nailbiter 35-32. The Indians led most of the game, but saw Junction City close the gap to just a bucket for much

  • Manhattan High School | January 17, 2014

    MHS girls beat Junction City

    JUNCTION CITY — The Manhattan High girls’ basketball team won comfortably Friday night against rival Junction City, 63-43, to stay undefeated in Centennial League play. The Indians got 16 points from Caroline Ballard and 10 points each from Darby Price and Amara Ehie in the win. Junction City

  • January 17, 2014

    Benghazi report notably bipartisan

    The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi doesn’t contain much that is new. Given the level of scrutiny that the attack has received from multiple investigations, perhaps that isn’t surprising. What’s notable in

  • Letters | January 17, 2014

    Headline misleading; NBAF lab won’t need more land

    To the Editor: A headline in the Jan. 16 Mercury, “Schulz: NBAF will require 31 more acres of land,” was misleading. Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz was referring to a potential need for more land development in his remarks to the Kansas Board of Regents. A

  • Local |Business | January 17, 2014

    Historic Wamego mansion to go on auction block in March

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    WAMEGO — One of Wamego’s largest and most historic homes is going up for auction. The Ditto-Leach mansion at 910 Fifth St., built in 1890, will be auctioned off on March 15. The home’s current owners, Rose and Bill Ditto, have decided to downsize. “Rose said, ‘I

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | January 17, 2014

    Schuster pleads guilty

    Dr michael p schuster.phatch

    A Manhattan doctor pleaded guilty Thursday to unlawfully prescribing prescription drugs. Michael P. Schuster, 54, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. According to a report from Kansas’s U.S. Attorney’s Office, in his plea, Schuster admitted the crime occurred

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 17, 2014

    Area lawmakers wonder how state will fund governor’s initiatives

    TOPEKA — Now that legislators know what Gov. Sam Brownback wants, where will the money come from? Revenues are down for the state based on Brownback’s projected budget adjustments for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. After revenues reached $6.8 billion in FY13, the projected revenues are $6.56 billion in

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 17, 2014

    Kansas delegation split on vote for NBAF funds

    Although the $1.012 trillion spending bill passed by Congress included funding for the National Bio and Agro Defense Facility, the votes among Kansas’ all-Republican delegation were split. The bill included $404 million for construction for NBAF, a facility that would conduct infectious disease research on animals such


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