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  • Baseball | May 05, 2013

    Cats’ clutch hitting fueling successful season


    For 40 games this season, the Kansas State baseball team was the top hitting team in college baseball. And although the Wildcats’ position has waned this week — dropping down to No. 3 at .326 — the performance at the plate has undoubtedly played a prime role in turning the

  • Books | May 05, 2013

    Basketball serves as outlet, escape for friends in ‘Boy21’

    It’s hard to feel any degree of self-worth, to set goals and be happy in a town where dope dealers have the upper hand, prostitutes walk the streets, poverty lurks everywhere and the mob has the authority to either spare a life or end

  • Books | May 05, 2013

    ‘Shadow of Freedom’ latest in futuristic series

    “Shadow of Freedom” is the latest installment in a series begun by science-fiction writer David Weber in 1993. The novels take place 2,000 years in the future when a diaspora from Earth has led to the colonization of more than a 1,000 planets and the founding of numerous “

  • May 05, 2013

    Library has overflow of movie titles to appeal to any crowd


    Judging by the circulation of films from Manhattan Public Library, most library customers are well aware of our holdings. We’ve got multiple copies of “Lincoln,” Life of Pi,” “Les Miserables,” and “Wreck-it Ralph,” to name a few of the many available films. Most folks

  • Books | May 05, 2013

    Book describes conflicts between Apaches and U.S. Army

    William S. Kiser has written a fine scholarly account of the conflicts between the Apaches of southern New Mexico and the U.S. Army in the pre-civil war period. The U.S. acquired the area as an outcome of the Mexican-American War. While the Apaches

  • Books | May 05, 2013

    Character returns to solve bingo-night burglaries in resort town

    In “The Skeleton Box,” author Bryan Gruley returns for a third mystery set in Starvation Lake, a small, faded resort town at the northern end of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Recurring protagonist, Gus Carpenter, editor of the local paper, the Pine County Pilot, runs a

  • May 05, 2013

    Teen’s service dogs help with daily activities, become family companions

    Both 2.phatch

    Breckin Cubie, 16, recently received his second service dog, a 3 1/2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever named Oceana, from KSDS Inc., a non-profit organization that trains dogs for individuals with disabilities. Breckin, a sophomore at Manhattan High School, was born with muscular dystrophy but wasn’t diagnosed until

  • Gardening | May 05, 2013

    Ins and outs of drip irrigation


    The best method for irrigation is to have it fall from the sky. This way you don’t have to worry about any clogged or broken nozzles. It is free and good quality water. You don’t have to remember to turn it off because

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 05, 2013

    Atheletes of color face hardships before, during and after tenure


    Behind the glam of major college sports, there are young people having to prepare for the spotlight behind the scenes. They also have to prepare for their academic futures. There are extra difficulties for black student athletes in this regard, according to a K-State professor. “

  • Off The Beat | May 05, 2013

    Weather or not


    This column begins on a steamy, wet June Sunday in 1984. I was coaching the Manhattan junior American Legion baseball team, and we were scheduled to play a doubleheader against Blue Valley of suburban Kansas City on the blue diamond at CiCo Park. The only problem

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