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  • Letters | August 26, 2013

    League seeks nominations for Good Government Award

    To the Editor: The League of Women Voters of Manhattan/Riley County is accepting nominations for the Edith L. Stunkel Good Government Award. The award will be presented on Sunday, Sept. 15, in a program to be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Blue Earth

  • Letters | August 26, 2013

    ‘Repurposing’ auditorium doesn’t disrespect veterans

    To the Editor: As our city commissioners do their best to serve all the people of Manhattan in the most money-saving way possible, the issue of the Peace Memorial Auditorium has arisen. It is suggested that “the people” be heard from. So far, that has

  • Football | August 26, 2013

    Several former Wildcats cut from NFL rosters

    As NFL teams continue to trim their rosters in anticipation of the start of the regular season, several former Kansas State football players found themselves without a team on Sunday. The Kansas City Chiefs cut sixth-round draft pick Braden Wilson, while the Denver Broncos cut

  • Football | August 26, 2013

    Waters named K-State starting QB

    After months of competition between Jake Waters and Daniel Sams,Kansas State coach Bill Snyder has picked his quarterback. Snyder announced Monday during the Big 12 coaches teleconference that Waters will be the starter when the Wildcats host North Dakota State this Friday at 7:30 p.m.

  • Local |Kansas State University | August 25, 2013

    Armed with marker boards and twin XL sheets, thousands unpack at K-State’s residence halls

    Movein.phatch

    Before Kansas State University students return to classes on Monday, thousands of them have to move into their new homes in the residence halls. Hannah Robinson, who is majoring in business at K-State, moved into Boyd Hall on Saturday. “I had never been in the

  • Local |Government, Politics | August 25, 2013

    Huelskamp town hall draws 140

    Huelskamp.phatch

    Love him or hate him, Tim Huelskamp can draw a crowd. The First District representative in Congress showed that Friday afternoon when nearly 140 persons showed up for his Town Hall appearance at the Manhattan Public Library. Judging from more than 15 questions fired at the congressman

  • Football | August 25, 2013

    K-State’s West Stadium Center ready for gameday with fan-friendly features

    Stadium.phatch

    There it is: Bill Snyder’s palace, the stately, imposing new West Stadium Center, in all its limestone glory. During a tour Friday with K-State Athletics Director John Currie, workers were still hurrying to put the finishing touches on the building, moving furniture, hooking up

  • Books | August 25, 2013

    How the Jeopardy champ learned to profit from geography

    Ken Jennings is quite forthrightly one of the “Geography Wonks” he writes about in this book. Jennings is perhaps best known for his record performance on the TV quiz program “Jeopardy” some years ago. This is a book about maps, and Jennings’ love of maps.

  • Books | August 25, 2013

    The trouble with small details

    Michael Crichton, who died while writing “Micro,” had no peer when it came to conjuring up complicated plots around scientific themes. That was the case with his first novel, “The Andromeda Strain,” it was the case with “Jurassic Park, and it was the case with “

  • Books | August 25, 2013

    Who’s knocking picture books?

    Children can teach their parents a thing or two about art appreciaton. When children look at a sketch, drawing, painting or photograph, they don’t think too long about what they see. They do not analyze, tackle or pick apart every little detail in that


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