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  • Off The Beat | June 09, 2013

    Minor differences

    Of the three “lifetime” sports —  bowling, golf and tennis — I am 85 percent a golfer, 15 percent a bowler and 0 percent a tennis player. That I have managed to work alongside members of the Seaton family for more than four decades thus may qualify in some

  • Movies | June 09, 2013

    Wanderlusting alumna takes on new adventure: ‘Wild Kingdom’


    For four months each summer, Reggie Busse lives in Switzerland in a house with 11 other people while she works for an adventure tourist company.  For the remaining eight, Busse, a K-State alum, travels the world, living as cheaply as she can to stretch those

  • Gardening | June 09, 2013

    Let the rain keep coming down


    Our rainfall has been average for this year so far. My plan on informing proper irrigating is panning out. I’m hopeful that we get sufficient natural rainfall and the information can be saved for a rainy day. I mean a dry day. There are

  • Books | June 09, 2013

    Pathologist finds a love for animals after father’s death

    For me, summertime reading selections require a lighter tone, readily likable characters, an easily followed plot and lots of emotional reward when everything turns out okay in the end. Nick Trout’s “The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs” fully satisfies these criteria. This story brings

  • Books | June 09, 2013

    Scholarly book covers Archibald Wavell’s war-filled life

    This well-researched and very scholarly book will find its readership among those who specialize in military science and especially those who concentrate on World War II studies. Archibald Wavell is a somewhat overlooked figure in the histories of World War II, perhaps in a large

  • Books | June 09, 2013

    Teens have plenty of rewarding options for reading at library


    The summer is an exciting time at the library. As you have seen from previous articles, kids and adults have their own separate summer reading programs. Teens, too, have their own program with fun events going on throughout June and July. Teens going into 7th

  • Books | June 09, 2013

    A troubling story about social media in teenagers’ lives

    “Reconstructing Amelia” is a disturbing novel that illustrates the power of texting and the Internet in teenagers’ lives. Amelia is a 10th-grader at a private co-ed high school, Grace Hall, outside New York City. She lives with her mother, Kate, a lawyer who works long

  • Books | June 09, 2013

    Coastal life shows Gertrude Swann a captivating world that has been waiting for her

    When you think of the edges of our North American earth, you envision the oceans and in the 19th century that meant lighthouses. They were necessary and are still vital in all areas of the world. In the United States structures are now automated and

  • Baseball | June 09, 2013

    Cats rally to take Game 1 from Beavers


    CORVALLIS, Ore. — Down to its final strike in the top of the ninth, the Kansas State offense showed itself and it showed up in a big way. The Wildcats were down 2-1 in the ninth with two outs and Ross Kivett was down 0-2 when

  • Football |Men's Basketball |Baseball | June 09, 2013

    Currie pleased with success, looks to future

    John Currie might be the busiest man in the Big 12 these days, doing all the things many athletic directors might only hope to do someday. In the past nine months, if Kansas State’s athletic director wasn’t drumming up support for multi-million dollar stadium

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