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  • Local |Education | February 27, 2014

    Board considers diversity position

    The USD 383 school board declared during its winter retreat Wednesday that it wanted to see an increase in its diversity efforts. The discussion was sparked initially by a voice in the community. Jurdene Ingram, the mother of two USD 383 students, argued during a November board

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 27, 2014

    Online program vote scheduled

    The USD 383 school board is ready to vote on whether the district starts its own online education program. Following the board’s winter retreat on Wednesday, a vote was scheduled for the March 5 meeting to decide the fate of a proposed Manhattan Virtual Program (MVP).

  • Editorials | February 27, 2014

    Give public access to arrest affidavits

    It is gratifying to see that the Kansas House Judiciary Committee this week advanced a bill to the House that would make affidavits police use to justify arrest warrants open to the public. It also would allow persons who have been searched or whose property

  • Local |Government & Politics | February 27, 2014

    Commission seeks better strategy for lobbying

    Following the Northeast Kansas County Commissioners’ brainstorming and cooperative planning meeting Tuesday, the Riley County Commission is discussing how to make more impact with state legislators. “We need a different strategy,” said commissioner Bob Boyd. At its regular meeting Thursday, the commission pondered how to

  • Letters | February 27, 2014

    Unqualified ambassadors hardly unique to Obama

    To the Editor: Dale Herspring’s Feb. 23 column, “Obama picks incompetent ambassadors,” attacked the current administration for putting politics ahead of professionalism in choosing diplomats. Though he did not cite a source, Herspring claimed that 50 percent of the Obama admin-istration’s ambassadorial ap-pointments have been

  • Local |Business | February 27, 2014

    Sales tax receipts called ‘good news’

    Bernie Hayen, Manhattan city treasurer, called February’s sales tax collection “nothing but good news.” The city received a distribution from the state of $1,848,773 for the month – basically reflecting sales in December when adjusted for lag time. That represents a bump of roughly 5.5 percent from

  • Movies | February 27, 2014

    ‘Pompeii’ story is weak, but visuals are spectacular


    If you go to see the new film “Pompeii,” pay the extra money and see the three-dimensional version. This is a visual movie first, foremost, and altogether. And certainly the historic occasion gives the movie lots of opportunities for spectacular visuals. As you’ll remember,

  • Women's Basketball | February 27, 2014

    Wildcats ride first-half blitz to win

    LAWRENCE — For more than six minutes Wednesday night Kansas State didn’t look like a team that had lost five of its last six games, or a team that was six games under .500 and likely missing out on the postseason for the first time in

  • Track & Field | February 27, 2014

    KSU track and field in Ames for Big 12s

    AMES, Iowa — For the third time time this season, the Kansas State track and field team is in Cyclone country — this time for the Big 12 Indoor Championships. Beginning Friday at Iowa State’s Lied Recreational Center, the Texas men and the Kansas women will look

  • Tennis | February 27, 2014

    Cats in Big Apple for weekend tennis action

    The Kansas State tennis team is looking to end a two-match losing skid this weekend when the Wildcats travel to New York for a pair of matches on Friday and Saturday. K-State will face No. 36 Columbia on Friday at 9 a.m. and No. 43 Memphis on

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