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  • Arts, Leisure | July 07, 2013

    Your cultural menu for the coming week

    Today Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room. Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1

  • Columns | July 06, 2013

    President’s foreign policy is bankrupt

    The two most important factors in a country’s foreign policy are capability and credibility. Capability refers to factors such as the economy and the existence of a credible military threat backed up by diplomacy   Without these, there is little likelihood that other countries

  • Court Calendar | July 05, 2013

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, July 8, 2013 9:00 – JWG 9:00 Barleen, Torry Status (13 CR 285 Poss Alprazolam) BRW III 9:00 Berges, Nicholas PLEA (13 CR 153 Theft) JWG III 9:00 Davies, Joshua Arraignment (13 CR 241 Poss Meth, Poss DP, etc) KSL III 9:00 Edwards, Florence Status (13 CR 297 Dom Batt) JJC III 9:00 Garrett, Jennifer Status (12 TR 4212 DWS [1st], Speeding 54/45) JWG

  • Local | July 05, 2013

    Under new management, show goes off without a hitch before a large audience

    CiCo Park was packed with people for Thunder Over Manhattan Thursday night. “It was awesome,” said Scott Wempe, who ran the show. “I was actually shocked by the number of people there.” Wempe estimated about 3,000 people were at the park to watch the display. There

  • I Wonder | July 05, 2013

    Does Manhattan need 2 assistant city managers?


    Q: Why do we need two assistant city managers? Assistant City Manager Jason Hilgers’ primary responsibility has been the downtown redevelopment. Now that the downtown redevelopment is essentially complete, what is his primary responsibility now? What were Lauren Palmer’s responsibilities? Do we really need

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | July 05, 2013

    Fireworks damage minimal this year

    Fireworks-related incidents were minor this year and, based on preliminary reports, did not cause any monetary damage, officials said Friday. Fire Marshal Rick Stillwagon said eight fireworks-related incidents were reported, including one roof that caught on fire from firework debris. But he said the fire

  • Local |Obituaries | July 05, 2013

    Reed, K-Stater who revolutionized zoos, dies

    When Theodore H. Reed took his degree in veterinary medicine from Kansas State University in 1945, zoos were primarily animal warehouses. The public visited a succession of houses where they could view creatures maintained in caged settings. Sanitation was often poor and education was rarely a

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 05, 2013

    KSU beef conference to focus on drought

    Kansas State University’s 2013 Beef Conference — Strategic Cow Herd Management: Surviving and Rebuilding after Persistent Drought, will be held Aug. 6 starting at 8:30 a.m. in Frick Auditorium of K-State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. For those who are unable to travel to Manhattan in person,

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 05, 2013

    Study makes breakthrough in antibiotic-resistant bacteria

    A Kansas State University-led study has discovered the role of a protein in bacteria that cause a wide variety of diseases, including typhoid fever, plague, meningitis and dysentery. The results may lead to new and improved antibiotics for humans and animals. Phillip E. Klebba, professor

  • July 05, 2013

    Man arrested for aggravated battery

    A Manhattan man is in custody for allegedly knocking another man unconscious with a boom box during a pool-side fight Thursday. Officer Matthew Droge said officers were called to the University Crossing apartments, 2215 College Ave., for reports of a fight by the pool at about 9:30

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