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  • Books | December 29, 2013

    Agent hunts most wanted with help from adolescent

    It’s been 40 years since Frederick Forsyth wrote “The Day of the Jackal,” a classic that vaulted him to the upper ranks of espionage-suspense writers. The times and the villains have changed, but Forsyth’s talent remains, as is evident in his latest novel, “The

  • Gardening | December 29, 2013

    Resolve to choose climate-friendly gardening next year


    Gardening can be a way of life and an aid to the environment. Best management practices at their minimum leaves the environment as is. Hopefully, it would even improve on its status. Following climate friendly gardening is a choice. You can formally take the pledge

  • Local | December 29, 2013

    KSU athletics, NBAF lead year’s biggest news

    How news-crazy was 2013 in Manhattan and the surrounding area? Well, in balloting by Mercury editors to determine the year’s top 10 stories, no less than 19 stories received at least one vote. There were so many possibilities that the list bulged at the bottom – with a

  • Local |Kansas State University |Football | December 29, 2013

    K-State defeats Michigan to earn first bowl victory in 11 years

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Michigan may have the winningest football program in history, but this night belonged to Kansas State. The Wildcats used MVP-type performances from quarterback Jake Waters and receiver Tyler Lockett to cruise to a 31-14 victory over the Wolverines on Saturday night in the

  • Men's Basketball | December 28, 2013

    K-State beats Tulane, 72-41

    After beating Gonzaga last Saturday, the Kansas State men’s basketball team felt like it had established itself as one of the top defensive teams in the nation. Ranked in the top 10 in numerous defensive categories, the Wildcats looked as stingy as ever on Saturday,

  • Football | December 28, 2013

    Britz makes impact on special teams

    ​TEMPE, Ariz. — Ryan Mueller isn’t the only Kansas State defensive lineman chasing a record tonight against Michigan. ​Travis Britz, who’s anchored the Wildcats’ interior this season, needs one more blocked kick in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl — kicking off at 9:15 (CST) on ESPN —

  • Columns | December 28, 2013

    Trying to calm Russian concerns

    One of the most difficult things about dealing with the Russians is that they tend to see everything as a zero-sum game.  Furthermore, in many ways they are still captive to mind set of the Cold War.  By that, I mean everything we

  • Football | December 27, 2013

    Sams willing to change positions

    TEMPE, Ariz. — Daniel Sams may have played his last game at quarterback. The Kansas State sophomore accounted for 23 yards of total offense in the Wildcats’ 31-14 victory over Michigan Saturday night in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium. Sams’ bowl performance marks

  • Court Calendar | December 27, 2013

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, December 30, 2013 9:00 – NO APPEARANCES 10:30 -  JJC 10:30 Havens, Brian Arraignment (13 CR 646 Agg Endangering a Child x 4) KSL I 10:30 Havens, Brain Arr. (13 CR 644 Fprgery X 1) BKD I 10:30 Joyner, Danny Status (08 TR 2302 DWS [2nd], Fail to Secure Load) JWG I 10:30 Nicholson, Damian Arraignment (13 CR 625 Felony Theft x2,

  • Court Calendar | December 27, 2013

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, December 23, 2013 9:00 –  JJC 9:00 Busch, Monte SENTENCING (13 CR 581 Battery) JJC III 9:00 Kleymann, Jeffrey Status (13 TR 2979 DUI [1st]) JWG III 9:00 Leonard, Denzel SENTENCING (13 CR 342 Dom Batt) JJC III 9:00 Murry, Christopher SENTENCING (13 CR 169 Agg. Assault) BKD III 9:00 Vinson, Eric Status (13 TR 2843 DUI [1st], Fail. To Rep. Veh.

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