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  • Editorials | April 20, 2014

    District becomes more inclusive

    We support the Manhattan-Ogden Board of Education’s decision Wednesday night to add sexual orientation and gender identity to its nondiscrimination policy. We do so despite some concern that including the two categories could increase the likelihood of a lawsuit against the district by someone

  • Columns | April 20, 2014

    Abolishing tenure a bad move

    Earlier this month, the Kansas Legislature jumped into a heated national debate: teacher tenure. Challenging tenure and the unions that defend it has been the subject of academic research, recent books, popular films like “Freedom Writers” and “Waiting for Superman,” and advocacy from nonprofits including

  • Letters | April 20, 2014

    Barbershop singers grateful for many years of support

    To the Editor: The members of the Little Apple Barbershop Chorus thank the 68 sponsoring businesses, individuals and organizations in Manhattan and surrounding communities for supporting the Chorus’s 38th annual show April 12, in McCain Auditorium.   We are also grateful for the support of another 88

  • Arts & Leisure | April 20, 2014

    Sport hybrid FootGolf breaks out in Manhattan

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    It’s five years in the future. The place? Augusta National Golf Course. The event? The Masters. ‘And Bubba Watson is really examining the wind on this hole,’ CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz will (sort of) whisper. ‘He’d be mad to kick the soccer ball

  • Off The Beat | April 20, 2014

    With a hint of the classic, a modern twist

    Kristina.phatch

    Sherlock Holmes is probably the most famous detective in history, but Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories were not my introduction to the character. I decided to read the original novels and short stories recently because of the BBC TV series “Sherlock.” It shows the

  • Books | April 20, 2014

    Grim life seen through the eyes of slavery in the South

    This is the story of early abolitionist and women’s rights advocates, the Grimke sisters of South Carolina. Grim was part of their name, some aspects of their lives, and their look when photographed. In addition to being the fashion in nineteenth century photos, many

  • Books | April 20, 2014

    Hop to it: A new bunny book, as well as old favorites

    Jennifer.adams.librarian1

    It’s Easter, and so I’m writing about bunnies. Bunnies are perhaps a little overdone in children’s literature, I’ll admit. They are so cute and cuddly and kind-looking. It seems the perfect match for our cute, cuddly, kind young readers, right? Think

  • April 20, 2014

    Local author pens self-help book that is helpful for some

    “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily.” So says the inspirational speaker Zig Ziglar. Behind Mark Rose’s “365 Inspirations” is the idea that we all need a little inspiration each day to help

  • Books | April 20, 2014

    ‘Cruise’ is educational, fun and yes… enlightening

    You might not always be able to tell the book by its cover, but there are plenty of times when the cover wins over a reader. So it was with “A Cruise to Die For.” I haven’t been on a cruise for more than 40

  • Columns | April 20, 2014

    Putin still the aggressor as West mostly watches

    The United States and NATO must come up with a tough policy if they hope to deflect Russian President Vladimir Putin from taking over the eastern part of Ukraine.    Ethnicity is a major problem in Ukraine. Most residents consider themselves either Ukrain-ians or Russians.


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