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  • 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

  • Books | August 25, 2013

    A statewide history of mom

    In the early days of the twentieth century, because of poverty, low population density, and poor communication, all of which resulted from geographic conditions, women in Arizona were isolated, travel was difficult, and health care and education in general, but especially concerning reproductive issues, were

  • Books | August 25, 2013

    Assistive technology is an empowering tool

    Wandean.rivers

    The word for today is empowerment!  “Empowerment is not giving people power, people already have plenty of power, in the wealth of their knowledge and motivation, to do their jobs magnificently. We define empowerment as letting this power out.” (Blanchard, Kenneth H., John P.

  • Football | August 25, 2013

    West Stadium Center is just the start

    The opening of the new West Stadium Center at Bill Snyder Family Stadium is just a few days away now, but its only part of the planned football complex overhaul. Once all phases of the six-phase master plan are completed, Bill Snyder Family Stadium could

  • Manhattan High School | August 25, 2013

    Indians’ CC holds annual time trial

    As the Manhattan High cross country team has continued to improve each year under coach Susan Melgares, the raw number of participants has grown with it. It’s no surprise then, that the 2013 cross country season will feature Melgares’ biggest team. More than 60 athletes participated


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