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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 19, 2014

    KSU professor connected to nasal strip controversy

    A K-State veterinary medicine professor is connected to a controversial decision surrounding California Chrome, the thoroughbred that has been leaving other horses in the dust in its run for the Triple Crown. The horse wears the 4-by-6-inch Flair Equine Nasal Strip to ease breathing

  • May 19, 2014

    An evening conversation: a different desk

    Although it’s been a bit more than a month ago, perhaps you recall an item that ran on the front page of The Mercury. It mentioned that was I resigning as the paper’s executive editor because of a persistent back problem. The condition

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 19, 2014

    Report: Riley ranks 12th in health out of 98 counties

    Riley County commissioners on Monday learned of the county’s health status in a set of rankings. Overall, Riley County ranks 12 of 98 Kansas counties for health factors that include smoking, drinking, diet and exercise and access and quality of health care. Among the positive statistics,

  • Local |Government & Politics | May 19, 2014

    City to consider consultant for field upgrade project

    City commissioners on Tuesday will consider making a request for qualifications for a consultant to develop the parks and recreation department’s strategic plan. The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall, is a continuation of discussion from the April 8 joint commission and

  • Editorials | May 19, 2014

    Summer quiet comes right on cue

    Just like that, it’s summer. Well, maybe not quite just like that, and it’s not quite summer. But as the first work week after Kansas State University’s many graduation ceremonies — it takes a slew of them to confer more than 3,000 degrees — something

  • Letters | May 19, 2014

    Youth graceful, disciplined at recent dance recital

    To the Editor: On Sunday, May 4, I was invited to the Sharron Washington Dance Recital, “Dance Out Loud.” I had not been to a dance recital since my children danced with Sharron many years ago. I was so impressed with how many young children were

  • Letters | May 19, 2014

    Heritage Foundation adds to climate change dialogue

    To the Editor: Keith Miller in a recent letter calls Heritage Foundation writer Nicholas Loris’s column on climate change “misleading and obstructionist.” If a person con-siders only one side of an issue, then you might reach that conclusion. However, if both sides are considered,

  • Movies | May 19, 2014

    ‘Million Dollar Arm’ has some assets, but are they enough?

    The problem with Disney’s new film “Million Dollar Arm” is that it is so very shallow. Dive into this and you’ll skin your nose. And then the film’s story—even if it is, as it claims, based on actual events—is so

  • Baseball | May 19, 2014

    Texas tops KSU 9-8 to end Cats’ season

    The Kansas State baseball team erased a three-run deficit in the bottom of the eighth to help force extra innings, but two solo home runs by No. 19 Texas in the top of the 10th ended the Wildcats’ rally, resulting in a 9-8 loss on Sunday

  • Golf | May 19, 2014

    Robbins named new men’s golf coach


    Grant Robbins has been named the men’s golf coach at Kansas State, athletic director John Currie announced Sunday. A 15-year coaching veteran whose resume includes three coach-of-the-year honors in two conferences, with six teams advancing to NCAA play and the 2012 Conference USA Championship at

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