• Off The Beat | July 21, 2013

    I would rather be at The Summit


    Forty-nine years ago this month I attended the National Boy Scout Jamboree at Valley Forge, Pa. Me and several thousand other Scouts. Given the time lapse, I don’t recall many of the details, but some of the memories have stayed with me. The clearest

  • Arts, Leisure | July 21, 2013

    Your cultural menu

    Today Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room. Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bluestem Bistro. Jazz Trio, 6-8 p.m. dellaVoce. Kaw Valley Rodeo FUNdraiser Auction, 7 p.m. R.C. McGraws. Monday Manhattan

  • Football | July 21, 2013

    Klein’s football camp passes through Manhattan area


    FLUSH — He led Kansas State to a BCS bowl game and was a Heisman Trophy finalist. On Friday, Collin Klein was trying to teach the skills that made him one of the most successful Wildcat quarterbacks in history to area youth. Klein brought his newly

  • Football | July 21, 2013

    Hubert on Walter Camp watch list

    Kansas State senior running back John Hubert was one of 50 players nationally, and five from the Big 12, named to the 2013 Walter Camp Player of the Year watch list on Friday. Hubert, also a preseason candidate for the Maxwell and Doak Walker Awards, ranked fourth in

  • Books | July 21, 2013

    Author sets out to find the ‘common good’ between faith and politics

    This is the third recent book by Christian social activist and writer Jim Wallis. His earlier books “God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It” and “The Great Awakening” helped to reframe the use of faith talk

  • Books | July 21, 2013

    Jan Demir struggles to understand true love through travel and personal needs

    It’s 2004 and Lisbon-born Jan Demir at, 30, is a very successful businessman content with his jet-setting lifestyle and girlfriend of the moment. Then he travels to Iran to meet a business contact and discovers the opinionated and beautiful Golnaz, also known as Naz: “Was this

  • Books | July 21, 2013

    2013: year of the zombie book releases, makes for edgy summer reads


    Move over vampires, zombies are here to stay at least for awhile. Haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet? Now is as good a time as any to try out some zombie reads. Here are a few to get you started. One of the most

  • Books | July 21, 2013

    ‘An Unmarked Grave’ follows a diseased nurse through a mysterious murder

    A tale of murder during wartime, “An Unmarked Grave,” is fourth in the Bess Crawford mystery series, following “ A Duty to the Dead,” “An Impartial Witness” and “A Bitter Truth.” “A Question of Honor” is scheduled for publication later in 2013. Bess Crawford is a young,

  • Books | July 21, 2013

    ‘Joyland’ unlike most Stephen King books but resonates with old-time mysteries

    As its cover suggests, “Joyland” is a mystery with a nostalgic style set in the carnival world. Devin Jones is an East Coast college student who decides to escape his doomed romance in the summer of 1973 and work at an amusement park in North Carolina.&

  • Books | July 21, 2013

    JFK’s controversial murder fills the pages of Max Collins’ ‘Target Lancer’

    With the first lines of “Target Lancer,” mystery novelist Max Allan Collins propels the reader into his take on the greatest murder mystery of the 20th century: the assassination of John F. Kennedy. His vehicle for exploring the episode is his most well-known character, private

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