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  • Local | October 11, 2013

    New leopard at zoo soon to be joined by female in breeding program

    Sorry for the pun, but a new leopard has been spotted at Sunset Zoo. And there’s another one on the way — a potential mate, in fact. An Amur leopard named Vladamere arrived Wednesday from Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. He was transferred as

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 11, 2013

    Judge Wilson started out making calls on the basketball court


    An official in the courtroom, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson of the Riley County District Court used to officiate something else: basketball. Wilson, who was recently reappointed to his position by Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss, used to be a Big 8 basketball official while he

  • Columns | October 11, 2013

    An evening conversation: week or weak?

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    There are weeks. And then there are weeks that seem so odd, bizarre, surprising, strange, exciting, discouraging, or all of the above…that all you can do is blink your eyes and say… Call me on Saturday. EXHIBIT 1: I was really, really close to catching

  • Local |Business | October 11, 2013

    Software company to open center in Manhattan

    Xpanxion, a global software services company, is opening a software center in Manhattan in November. Company officials said they plan to hire 20-30 IT professionals within two years of operation in Manhattan. Xpanxion plans to open an office in Manhattan on Nov. 15. The company will

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 11, 2013

    ‘Geek culture’ inspired writer Cline


    Writer Ernest Cline’s passion for John Hughes and Atari inspired his homage to 1980s pop culture, “Ready Player One.” Cline discussed his path to writing the book, this year’s Kansas State Book Network common reading selection, Thursday at McCain Auditorium. After loving Star

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 11, 2013

    Prosecutors oppose doctor’s dismissal motions

    Federal prosecutors are opposing motions to dismiss two charges against a Manhattan physician accused of illegally distributing painkillers through his clinic. Michael P. Schuster, 53, was indicted by a grand jury in May on allegations that he signed blank prescription forms that his staff used to

  • Local |Business | October 11, 2013

    Farmers State Bank sues Samarrai

    Farmers State Bank has filed two lawsuits against developer Mark Samarrai of Manhattan and his companies, claiming he owes in the neighborhood of $2 million, according to court documents.  Farmers State Bank on Friday filed the suits in Riley County District Court.The first suit

  • Local | October 11, 2013

    Bobcat kitten, prairie dogs, birds also on display at Sunset Zoo

    While it will be a several weeks before Vladamere and his lady leopard are on display, the zoo has recently acquired other animals that are on view to the public. Among the newcomers is a pair of sun conures, which look like orange and yellow

  • Obituaries | October 11, 2013


    Eileen Schinstock, 86, of Manhattan, died Thursday at her residence in Manhattan. The family provided some of the following information. She was born Nov. 4, 1926, in Ford County. She was the daughter of Carl W. and Anna Maria (Lobmeyer) Weiss.  She attended her freshman year of

  • Obituaries | October 11, 2013


    Terri Lisa Sours, 51, of Lawrence, died Monday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The family provided some of the following information. Terri was born in Medford, Ore., on Aug. 25, 1962, to Benjamin Franklin Sours and the late Patricia Ann (Webster) Sours. In 1981, Terri graduated from high school in

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