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  • Editorials | April 29, 2014

    Timely proposals on e-cigarettes

    Critics who argue that the regulations the Food and Drug Administration has proposed on e-cigarettes were long in coming and don’t go far enough might have a point. That shouldn’t, however, obscure the worth of the steps the FDA is taking. “It’s

  • Letters | April 29, 2014

    Repealing fee would shift another burden to taxpayer

    To the Editor: We believe the Legislature should not repeal the mortgage registration fee. It represents $260 on a $100,000 loan, is paid off over the life of the mortgage and is paid only once. A refinancing of the original loan amount does not generate a second

  • Letters | April 29, 2014

    Many contributed to success of Empty Bowls Project

    To the Editor, We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Manhattan community for its sup-port of this year’s Empty Bowls Project. Over the past decade, the Women’s Center has successfully organized this event and do-nated thousands of dollars to local

  • Arts & Leisure | April 29, 2014

    Pianist Dobrzanski wraps up library series in fine fashion


    The final concert of the 2013-2014 KSU Library Chamber Music Series, Friday evening, April 25, in the Hemisphere Room, featured its longtime friend and favorite, pianist Slawomir Dobrzanski, performing a program of unfamiliar works by composers both well known and obscure. When I say unfamiliar, I

  • Local |Government & Politics | April 29, 2014

    Lawmakers aim to prevent minors from using tanning beds

    TOPEKA — Carley Johnson has used tanning beds a little in her life, beginning when she was in middle school. Her mom and friends had frequented tanning salons before, so Carley went with her friends a few times to try it for herself. Shortly afterward Carleyí

  • General Activities | April 29, 2014

    Bullets take first in Abilene Invitational

    The Optimist Bullets 14-and-under fastpitch softball team played in the Cowgirl Invitational in Abilene this past weekend. The Bullets went 4-0 in the tournament to win first place. Pitching and defense held opponents to three total runs against the Bullets for the entire event. In

  • Area Schools | April 29, 2014

    Midwest Stix win Great Bend tourney

    The Midwest Stix 14-and-under baseball team participated in the Great Bend NBC tournament this past weekend. In Pool play on Saturday, the Stix defeated the Lawrence Knights 15-0 and the Garden City Royals 9-1. In bracket play on Sunday, the Stix won 18-2 over Haven

  • Area Schools | April 29, 2014

    Rock Creek JV splits triangular

    Rock Creek JV splits triangular The Rock Creek junior varsity softball team split a triangular on Saturday, beating Royal Valley 8-7 before losing to Washburn Rural 15-5. The Mustangs trailed 7-2 against Royal Valley before scoring six unanswered to win the game in the bottom

  • Manhattan High School | April 28, 2014

    MHS softball splits at Topeka West

    The Manhattan High softball team used a late rally to defeat Topeka West 3-1 in the opener on Friday, but dropped the second game 10-0 to earn a split against the Chargers on the road. In the first game, the Indians struggled to get runners

  • Local |Education | April 28, 2014

    Marlatt Elementary students giving up recess, television to help people in need in Africa


    Students at Marlatt Elementary School are giving to hundreds of people in Tanzania by making art. Art teacher Courtney Smith is having her students in kindergarten through sixth grade make paper beads, which are sold in the United States and matched in dollars through an

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