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  • General Activities | June 04, 2013

    Optimist Moxie competes in Topeka

    The Manhattan Optimist Moxie 18-and-under softball team competed in the Capital City Showdown this past weekend in Topeka.  In pool play, the first opponent was the Blue Aces — the eventual tournament champion — as Moxie lost 4-2. Abby Snow and Alexis Wilson each doubled. Brynn

  • Letters | June 04, 2013

    Communications problems hurt reliability of aTa service

    To the Editor: On May 11, I tore my MCL and meniscus due to dislocating my kneecap playing softball. I am unable to drive because my leg is in a knee-to-toe leg brace. So I got the bright idea to utilize the aTa bus instead of

  • Editorials | June 04, 2013

    Higher ed is one of the casualties

    Gov. Sam Brownback appreciates the state’s institutions of higher education well enough. Unfortunately, he is much fonder of income tax cuts. Earlier this spring he made a high-profile tour of the Board of Regents universities, including Kansas State University, extolling their virtues and insisting

  • Movies | June 04, 2013

    During ‘After Earth’ is a good time to check your cellphone


    I have a new index scheme for judging general release movies. The worse they are, the greater number of ticket-holder cell phones will be lit up during the showing. The little lights glaring in one’s face from phones farther forward in the theater indicate

  • Letters | June 04, 2013

    City ought to improve lane markings on streets

    To the Editor: My thanks go to Jim Murphy for his letter expressing his concern about city codes. I, too, wonder what is going on at City Hall beyond the current money-spending trend.

  • Baseball | June 03, 2013

    Cats edge Hogs, win regional


    For a while, scoring the third run of the game seemed to elude Kansas State in its NCAA Regional championship game with Arkansas. But a sequence of two wild pitches among three tries from Razorback pitcher Jalen Beeks helped the Wildcats score two runs and

  • Baseball | June 03, 2013

    Esquivel, Matthys solid for Wildcats


    Kansas State relievers Gerardo Esquivel and Jake Matthys were there when Kansas State needed them the most Sunday night. The two combined to toss 6 1/3 shutout innings of relief to close the door on Arkansas and hand the Wildcats a 4-3 win in the NCAA Regional

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Initiative pays off in caught criminals

    The Riley County Police Department’s patrol chief told county commissioners Monday that the department’s new Laser Point initiative has caught three people believed to have committed around 30 recent vehicle burglaries. Capt. Kurt Moldrup said the initiative predicted that crimes would be committed on

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Local lawmakers pan results of 2013 session

    The Kansas Legislature ended its overtime session Sunday with local legislators voting against the budget, which included cuts to K-State. Post-secondary institutions will have $66 million in cuts over two years. This is accomplished through a 1.5 percent across-the-board cut for each of the next two years

  • Local |Government, Politics | June 03, 2013

    Auditorium revamp on city agenda

    City commissioners will decide whether to move forward with the renovations to City Auditorium during their regular meeting Tuesday. Commissioners authorized architect Bruce McMillan to do a set of designs for the renovations at the Feb. 19 meeting. The idea is to expand the basketball courts

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