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  • Books | July 07, 2013

    Alternate universe accommodates food-obsessed, obese futuristic society

    Molly Summers is a gal who loves her chocolate. While working as a security guard at a factory where a particular candy is poisoned, the lead investigator points out that Molly had easy access to commit the crime. “Easy access but no motive,” she tells

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    ‘After Rome’ gives reader peek into crumbling empire

    “After Rome” is a novel of Celtic Britain, a snapshot of what the Romans called Britannia in the years after the last legions had departed. The empire was a memory, and the order that the Romans had instilled — the laws, the roads and the systems

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    Award-winning books build summer reading lists for all ages

    Susan.withee.librarian1

    If you like your summer reading on the lighter side, you may want to search out some of the year’s best in genre fiction - mysteries, science fiction, romance, horror, or westerns. Every spring, various fiction writers’ organizations hold their annual conventions and hand

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    Unlikely pair team up to solve a string of grisly murders in the 1890s

    This is the 15th and latest installment of Victoria Thompson’s Gaslight Mysteries, telling of a series of murders in 1890s New York City, ingeniously solved by the fairly odd couple of widowed midwife Sara Brandt and Police Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy. Rich in historical

  • Books | July 07, 2013

    A neurosurgeon seeks revenge on God for taking his wife by going on a killing spree

    Mark Weis’ mystery novel “Lead Me Into Temptation” is a Christian apologetic and a witnessing tool for the author. This doesn’t diminish a fast paced, sinuous plot and some interesting character development, but it may leave some readers feeling it’s too didactic. The

  • Letters | July 07, 2013

    KSU might cap enrollment but president gets a raise?

    To the Editor: I read recently that because of a shortage of money, some students may not be allowed to attend Kansas State University next year. Some families of these young people have perhaps paid taxes in Kansas for several generations.

  • Editorials | July 07, 2013

    Estabrook has choices to make

    Manhattan resident Aaron Estabrook would be a busy man if all he did were to help his wife rear their two children and serve as a case manager for the Salvation Army on behalf of homeless veterans in and around the Flint Hills. But he

  • Letters | July 07, 2013

    The hardest part is leaving friends you won’t see again

    To the Editor: Hello! My name is Thora Omarsdottir, and I’m an ex-change student from Iceland. Last August I arrived here with no expectations or any idea what was about to happen in the next 10 months. I was both nervous and excited. I had

  • Letters | July 07, 2013

    Manhattan has become Norwegian’s second home

    To the Editor: Hey, my name is Jakob Borgen and I have been an exchange student in Manhattan through the AFS exchange program since Aug, 10, 2012. Now you have learned something about me, but what have I learned from you? So much.

  • Columns | July 07, 2013

    A look back at the future of farming

    Jimsuber2

    It’s here, all right. Tomorrow may never come, but the future did arrive. To explain briefly, in my 25 years of covering agriculture for two Kansas daily newspapers and 15 more writing this column since on my own, I attended scores of meetings, ranging from field


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