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  • Arts, Leisure | June 05, 2013

    Diary: London, Copenhagen, Oslo, Dublin


    The only reason we travelers keep traveling is that the satisfactions gained outweigh the ordeals imposed. In these days of so much virtual existence, when we’re being told that a ballet, opera, symphony concert or dramatic production transmitted to and experienced in a movie

  • Editorials | June 05, 2013

    A close call for Common Core

    We’d ought to be delighted that the Kansas Legislature rejected a proposal to halt the implementation of Common Core education standards in Kansas public schools. Instead, we’re relieved, and worried that the level of support the issue received means the standards are not

  • Letters | June 05, 2013

    Thoughts of animals provide welcome distractions

    To the Editor: The dismal news we have been reading lately about some of our legislators has us turning to our techniques of trying to feeling better. Some take a drink. Some create a problem for themselves by reaching for a drug. Some clutch their

  • I Wonder | June 04, 2013

    What’s that tower that looks sort of like a bottle brush?


    Q: Two questions: (1) I wonder what that strange tower is behind the Pebblebrook Apartments off Anderson Avenue? It looks like a very tall bottle brush. Cell phone tower disguised as a tree? (2) I wonder what is being built just south of the high school? A

  • Local |Business | June 04, 2013

    Housing boom in Pottawatomie County

    New bld.phatch

    Housing construction in Pottawatomie County is booming. In monthly updates Monday, three department heads told county commissioners that housing-related activity in their offices is has taken off in the past month. “Things are not slowing down at all. They’re really moving,” said Betty Abitz,

  • Local | June 04, 2013

    Mercury’s executive editor stepping down in the fall


    Bill Felber, executive editor of The Mercury for nearly three decades, has announced his retirement. Felber will officially retire around Oct. 1, but announced his decision now in order to give the newspaper time to make a smooth transition to his successor. “I’ve never viewed

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 04, 2013

    KSU sorting through how to deal with cuts

    Kansas State University administrators said Tuesday they will announce next week how they intend to address reduced state funding. Officials are spending this week determining implementation strategies for dealing with fiscal year 2014 and 2015 budgets approved by lawmakers. Those budgets included 1.5-percent across-the-board reductions in the

  • Local |Education | June 04, 2013

    Board to discuss East Campus study

    The USD 383 school board will discuss a preliminary report on the Manhattan High School East Campus facility study at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Robinson Education Center. Gould Evans of Lawrence started the facility analysis after the school board approved it in February. The board

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 04, 2013

    K-State to offer MBAs online starting this fall

    Working professionals are getting help advancing their careers with a new online Master of Business Administration program from Kansas State University. The K-State College of Business Administration has partnered with the Division of Continuing Education to offer an accredited online master’s program for working

  • Local |Kansas State University | June 04, 2013

    Physicist receives $750,000 award for international quest

    A K-State physicist has received the prestigious Department of Energy Early Career Research Award for his collaborative research involving the Large Hadron Collider. Andrew Ivanov, assistant professor of physics, has received the five-year $750,000 award for his proposal titled “Quest for a top quark partner and

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