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  • Editorials | September 10, 2013

    Syria softens its defiance

    Perhaps casual remarks by Secretary of State John Kerry got the ball rolling. Perhaps the real impetus came from President Barack Obama’s threat of missile strikes on Syria. Whatever the cause, it suddenly seems more possible that the strikes can be averted. That would

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    USDA puts meat industry ahead of U.S. consumers

    To the Editor: According to the lead story in yesterday’s Washington Post, the meat inspection program that the US Department of Agriculture plans to roll out in meat and poultry plants nationwide has repeatedly failed to stop production of contaminated meat. The program allows

  • Letters | September 10, 2013

    Anyone can criticize; does Herspring have suggestions?

    To the Editor: We should all ignore Dale Herspring’s September 1 and September 8 Mercury columns about the Obama administration’s response to the use of chemical weapons in Syria because both columns are wholly negative, filled only with criticisms and fault findings and totally devoid

  • Obituaries | September 10, 2013

    Lloyd DeVere Peery

    Lloyd DeVere Peery died on Tuesday, September 3, at his home.

  • Obituaries | September 10, 2013

    Ruby A. Weik

    Ruby Weik, 95, of Manhattan, died Monday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.

  • Obituaries | September 10, 2013

    Clarence Jones

    Clarence Joseph “CJ” Jones, 85, of Manhattan, died Sunday at Stoneybrook Retirement Community.

  • Arts, Leisure | September 10, 2013

    Vocalist Allyson to present concert

    TOPEKA — The second concert in Topeka Jazz Workshop’s current season will be Sunday, featuring vocalist Karrin Allyson. Allyson will display her vocal/piano talents once again to TJW members and their guests from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Downtown Ramada’s Regency Ballroom. 

  • Columns |Football | September 10, 2013

    Kinder: Waters’ days numbered as the starter?

    Josh mug color

    This really is a good problem to have if you’re Kansas State. The Wildcats have two capable quarterbacks, clearly very different in styles, yet both effective doing what each of them does best. And while Jake Waters will start again Saturday night against UMass,

  • Volleyball | September 10, 2013

    Undefeated Wildcats host Tulsa tonight

    The undefeated Kansas State volleyball team hosts Tulsa tonight at Ahearn Field House, as the Wildcats look for their seventh straight win to start the season. Beginning at 6 p.m., tonight’s tilt with Tulsa marks the end of a four-match-in-five-day stretch for the Wildcats.

  • Editorials | September 09, 2013

    A timely focus on agriculture policy

    The Landon Lecture Series is trying something different next month, and we hope area residents take advantage of it. Instead of a single distinguished speaker, as has been the norm since former Kansas Gov. Alf Landon gave the first lecture in 1966, the series has invited

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