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  • Local |Government, Politics | July 29, 2013

    Lawmakers respond to ‘hard 50’ proposal

    Local lawmakers are comfortable with Governor Sam Brownback’s call for a special session to amend the state’s “hard 50” law. There is some concern, however, about whether the session’s purpose might be expanded beyond that scope. Brownback called the special session Friday; it

  • Neighbors | July 29, 2013

    A little help keeping her mother’s memory alive


    For many years, Eula Mae Hedman saved a set of fabric squares with flowers her mother had hand-painted in hopes of turning them into a quilt. Hedman said she had been looking for someone to put them together for some time, but had not had

  • Editorials | July 29, 2013

    Special session should be brief

    It would be nice if the Kansas Legislature’s “Hard 50” special session doesn’t last much more than 72 hours when it convenes Sept. 3. The session, called by Gov. Sam Brownback at the request of Attorney General Derek Schmidt, will be held to amend the state’

  • Letters | July 29, 2013

    Stand-your-ground laws give law-abiding a chance

    To the Editor: Just a passing comment on Nolan Carlson’s comments in Sunday’s edition of the Man-hattan Mercury on conflict reso-lution and the use of firearms. Dr Carlson states that stand-your-ground laws throw reasoning, understanding, negotiating and resolving out the window.

  • Letters | July 29, 2013

    Common sense can help avoid problems with guns

    To the Editor: There is a joke going around that before you say something bad about someone, you should walk a mile in his shoes. That way, if he gets upset, he’s a mile away and barefoot.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 29, 2013

    Man pleads not guilty in first-degree murder case

    A not guilty plea was entered Monday for the suspect in an April shooting that left one man dead. Matthew Wilson, 43, was arrested after a deadly shooting April 7 where he allegedly entered his neighbor’s apartment and opened fire, killing one man and injuring three

  • Local |Business | July 29, 2013

    Local doctor takes control of KU Med

    Manhattan native and Kansas State University graduate Lou Wetzel has been elected chief of staff at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan. Dr. Wetzel joined The University of Kansas Hospital medical staff in 1986 specializing in body imaging. He grew up in Manhattan and

  • Obituaries | July 29, 2013

    Margaret Vaughn

    Margaret L. Vaughn, 85, a longtime Manhattan resident, died July 28, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 29, 2013

    K-State seeks tastiest steaks

    The American Royal Association and Kansas State University Olathe are looking for the best-tasting steak and are inviting beef producers from across the nation to submit rib-eye steaks for the competition. The second annual American Royal Steak Competition will be the week of Sept. 15 at

  • Movies | July 29, 2013

    Depressing ‘Fruitvale Station’ has some problems


    The new cinematic recreation “Fruitvale Station” presents those interested in movies with a couple of major problems. One is that the based-on-a-true-story plot itself is grindingly depressing. When a stray dog appears and the story’s central character, Oscar, steps away from a filling station

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