Lifestyle

  • Local |Business | June 22, 2014

    Mathis Physical hires physical therapists

    Dr. Kyle Veazey and Dr. Michael DeDonder have joined Mathis Physical Therapy and Hand Center as physical therapists. A native of Emporia, DeDonder received Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Kinesiology from Kansas State University. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy

  • Books | June 22, 2014

    ‘Truth About Style’ explains complexities of fashion

    In my pre-teen years at which time my identity was unknown, I dressed like a hippie. I loved Peter Max scarves, suede handbags with fringe, “Easy Rider” sets (minus Dennis Hopper’s motorcycle) and those long bell-bottoms. Everything was cool until one evening when my

  • Books | June 22, 2014

    Stuck on ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ wait-list? Check out these titles

    Keri.mills

    With the acclaim of both the book and the resultant movie, “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Gree is the hot book to read this summer for teens and adults alike. Unfortunately, due to its popularity, there is a waiting list to check out

  • Books | June 21, 2014

    Debut novel demands a tissue

    “The Light Between Oceans” which takes place in the years following World War I, is a tear-jerker, but a good one. The novel is a story of Tom Sherbourne and his wife, Isabel, who live on Janus Rock, an island off the southwest coast of

  • Books | June 21, 2014

    ‘Ozarks’ rich in Missouri, social history

    The Ozarks form a rugged, mountainous area in southwestern Missouri and northwestern Arkansas-an area which has an interesting character and history of its own that is not well known. Lynn Morrow selected 14 articles, taken from the “Missouri Historical Review” of 1973-2006. They cover the period

  • Columns | June 21, 2014

    Jaruzelski’s reputation is improving

    Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski, one of the most influential and controversial figures in Polish politics, died recently at the age of 90. To some Poles, he was the incarnation of evil. He declared martial law and in the process attempted to destroy the march to democracy. On

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 20, 2014

    University leaders get 1.5% pay raise

    The Kansas Board of Regents approved a 1.5-percent pay raise for chief executive officers at five of the six regents’ universities. The approval on Thursday also includes a 1.5-percent bonus for Regents president and CEO Andy Tompkins of Topeka. With the base pay raise, Kansas

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 20, 2014

    Regents create transfer system

    A statewide system will recognize college credits for “reverse transfer” students after a decision from the Kansas Board of Regents this week. At all of the state’s 32 public postsecondary institutions, a “reverse transfer” will allow eligible students to get their university credit recognized at

  • Local |Government & Politics | June 20, 2014

    Lone Dem looks to fix insurance issues

    Dennis Anderson says that the office of state insurance commissioner has become a little more exciting since the Affordable Care Act — also known as Obamacare — was passed by Congress 2010. Some healthcare entities across Kansas have expressed disappointment that Gov. Sam Brownback has kept the state

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 20, 2014

    KSU professor rustles up winning cowboy poetry

    Tim Keane, a professor of landscape architecture at Kansas State University, didn’t grow up riding horses or running cattle. Still, the KSU professor of 30 years is now the funniest cowboy poet in the state. Keane, 56, won the humor division in the Kansas Cowboy Poetry


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