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  • Columns | April 26, 2013

    Marriage already well defined

    G.K. Chesterton, fond of paradoxes, said that the more we make a word mean, the less it means. When we say that we love people and pizza, we dilute the meaning of the word love. We devalue the currency. A recent victim of such

  • Letters | April 26, 2013

    Engraved bricks a good way to honor military veterans

    To the Editor: One hundred and fifty-five years ago, Memorial Day was established to commemorate those who died in defense of our national ideals. Our ideals of freedom, justice and equality for all have been challenged many times since then.

  • Letters | April 26, 2013

    Kansas abortion legislation uses ‘ultimate scare tactic’

    To the Editor: There is no such thing as pro-abortion — nobody wants more abortions. Pro-choice might be better named pro-safe. We don’t advocate for more. We advocate for safe. Anti-abortionist and pro-life groups advocate for less, either by making it harder for a pregnant

  • Football | April 26, 2013

    Stadium construction on schedule


    Bill Hedge called it the “dash for cash.” Just about four months now stand before the unveiling of the new West Stadium Center for Kansas State’s season opener on Aug. 30. “Everything has gone smoothly,” the construction executive said Thursday morning during a media tour

  • Tennis | April 26, 2013

    Niedermayerova sets record in Cats’ Big 12 first-round win

    NORMAN, Okla. — The No. 7-seed Kansas State tennis team extended its current winning streak to three matches and advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Women’s Tennis Championships with a 4-0 win over 10-seed West Virginia Thursday at the Headington Family Tennis Center. K-State

  • Football | April 26, 2013

    QB Waters learning Wildcats’ system

    The hottest question since last season ended has been who would replace Collin Klein as Kansas State’s quarterback. K-State coach Bill Snyder had a clever answer for which of the two players competing for the spot — Daniel Sams and Jake Waters — would be the

  • Movies | April 26, 2013

    Top-notch actors fortify ‘Place Beyond the Pines’


    “The Place Beyond the Pines” has three interlocked stories to tell. They are very simple stories. If viewers don’t take to the film’s lush images, they may think the stories dreadfully simple. Among the movie’s actors are a couple of our best,

  • Movies | April 25, 2013

    Fans of sci-fi may find some positives in ‘Oblivion’


    Set in 2077, “Oblivion” stars Tom Cruise as drone repair technician 49, Jack Harper. Jack and his mission coordinator and lover Victoria (Andrea Riseborough) are the last two humans on Earth. Sixty years earlier, an alien spacecraft destroyed the moon, causing havoc as tidal forces instantly shifted

  • Editorials | April 25, 2013

    Taxing online sales is long overdue

    A bill that would allow states to require online retailers to charge sales taxes on purchases made by the states’ residents might just be the law of the land before the year is out. It’s about time. The bill, the Marketplace Fairness Act, hasn’

  • Columns | April 25, 2013

    Gruber touched countless lives

    Last Friday I returned to Manhattan for the unfortu-nate reason of attending the memorial service of a former colleague, Chris Gruber, director of development for the College of Veterinary Medicine at K-State, who passed away in a plane accident on April 7. Chris and I began

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