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  • Books | August 04, 2013

    How the Americans survived calamity in 1776 and lived to fight again

    It is a very short list of historians who know more about the American Revolution than Joseph Ellis. He is the noted author of the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Founding Brothers and of a Jefferson biography titled, “American Sphinx.” But Ellis’ fame has occasionally gotten

  • Books | August 04, 2013

    The next best effort from Neil Gaiman

    The “Ocean at the End of the Lane” is one of those books everyone should read, it is that good. The main character and narrator, whose name we never learn, returns to Sussex, England, for a relative’s funeral. It has been decades since he

  • Books | August 04, 2013

    Have you read these famous native Kansas writers?


    In anticipation of the Kansas Book Festival, scheduled in Topeka on Sept. 7, it’s time to consider a few well-known Kansas writers. Fans of western and historical fiction will be familiar with the works of Don Coldsmith. Born in Iola, Coldsmith trained as a family

  • Books | August 04, 2013

    A look inside the intriguing science of memory

    This is a fascinating book on the everyday character and eccentricities of memory, written by a man who is both a professional researcher studying memory and an astute personal observer of memory in himself and those around him. That combination of skills in itself makes

  • Editorials | August 04, 2013

    Clinton Lake proposal intriguing

    It isn’t hard to envision a resort at Clinton State Park outside Lawrence. The park and Clinton Lake are terrific assets, and given their proximity to Kansas City, a well planned resort there might well attract folks looking for an option to the Lake

  • Letters | August 04, 2013

    I can’t believe I spent good time, money to see ‘RIPD’

    To the Editor: I’m 22, a recent college grad-uate and a soon-to-be high school teacher; my time and money are as sparse as you can imagine. I have frequented Seth Child Cinema probably hundreds of times with no complaints.

  • Letters | August 04, 2013

    Help Homecare & Hospice celebrate 35th anniversary

    To the Editor: Homecare & Hospice is celebrating its 35th anniversary this August.  Since the organiza-tion’s founding in 1978, we as a community have witnessed the invaluable services it provides, as well as some exciting changes and events.

  • August 04, 2013

    Local man’s effort to bring a fire truck to an impoverished city is filled with twists, turns


    When Colin Noble decided to purchase a used fire truck from the city of Manhattan to give to the city of Lusaka in Zambia, he knew it would be a challenge to raise the money. But he didn’t realize that purchasing the truck would

  • Letters | August 04, 2013

    Dismantling auditorium, stage ought to be rethought

    To the Editor: Currently there are no all-ages venues in Aggieville or the Manhattan area. At any one time, there are 40 bands and other artists in the Riley County region.

  • Arts, Leisure | August 04, 2013

    Alumna returns to K-State with crochet art after teaching career


    An artist who sees the potential in nearly every medium she works with, Berit Bihl’s latest creative endeavor features yarn. Bihl, 73, a Kansas State University alumna and Manhattan resident, is occupying the K-State Student Union’s Kemper Gallery until Aug. 9 with 13 pieces that each

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