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  • General Activities | June 15, 2014

    Senior 17ers split with Salina

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    After a disappointing first game during Friday night’s doubleheader against Salina Falcons at Norvell Field, assistant coach Ryan Wilkinson implored his team to play with more energy in Game 2. It worked, as the American Legion Manhattan Manko senior 17ers fought through the second game

  • General Activities | June 15, 2014

    Area runners compete in Poyntz Mile

    It was a good night for running on Friday at the seventh annual Poyntz Avenue Mile. And despite a headwind that hampered the times, both races were competitive and the citizen’s race offered a little bit of everything for the spectators on both sides

  • General Activities | June 15, 2014

    Cameron: Passion for soccer grows in U.S.

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    It has seemed almost a law of the universe…like, forever. The rest of the planet is crazy for soccer, and the United States merely yawns. When the 2014 World Cup opened in Brazil this week, was anyone surprised that a couple hundred K-State students from

  • Editorials | June 15, 2014

    A few words on election letters

    We don’t anticipate a lot of active campaigning this season from local legislative candidates, most of whom will win by something approaching default. Still, there will be contested races, several of which — governor and secretary of state, for example — could become increasingly interesting in

  • Columns | June 15, 2014

    Kansas can do more for veterans

    The troubles in the Veteran’s Administration health care system are disturbing to all Americans. And although the U.S. House and Senate are working on legislation that would authorize veterans to seek health care in non-VA facilities in certain circumstances, the failure of the

  • Books | June 15, 2014

    Asperger’s ‘Survival Guide’ discusses workplace challenges

    You have seen them in your workplace. They are a little bit different. They are not very social, may not understand what you say, may get immersed in a project and become oblivious to their surroundings,. They can be bothered or distracted by ambient sights,

  • Books | June 15, 2014

    Be a ‘dummie’ and check out the library’s how-to book selection

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    Interested in understandable information? Hungry for a new hobby? Manhattan Public Library offers over 300 “For Dummies” and “Complete Idiot’s Guides” that you can borrow today. “For Dummies” books provide newcomer-friendly information and instruction on a broad variety of topics — everything from art to welding.

  • Books | June 15, 2014

    ‘One Summer’ chronicles important time in American history

    In most of his many books, Bill Bryson provides such rich and extensive detail that his readers may feel that they have personally experienced the place or time he is describing. This book is no exception. As the title indicates, the time is the summer

  • Books | June 15, 2014

    ‘Istanbul’ an unusual adventure

    Readers probably are more familiar with Christopher Marlowe, the Elizabethan dramatist, than they are with Christopher Marlowe Cobb. The latter is a fictional newspaper reporter of national acclaim for a New York City daily in the second decade of the 20th century and the protagonist

  • Books | June 15, 2014

    Wheeler’s tips still helpful

    Before you begin to yawn, sigh and mutter, “Oh, great! Yet another self-help guru to the rescue,” please take another long look at Elmer Wheeler’s “How to Tap Your Hidden Sources of Energy.” You just might be doing yourself a favor. Once known as “


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