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  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2013

    Private donations give cancer research a boost

    Private donations are making a difference for cancer scientists at Kansas State University. “Saving lives through cancer research isn’t cheap,” said Rob Denell, director of the university’s Johnson Cancer Research Center and distinguished professor of biology. “And unlike cancer treatment providers who charge

  • Local |Kansas State University | May 12, 2013

    EPA honors K-State’s dining hall food composting program

    The Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 will present an achievement award to Kansas State University for demonstrating commitment to improving sustainable food management practices. Becky Weber, Air and Waste Management Division director for EPA Region 7, will honor the university in an on-campus ceremony at 2 p.m.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 12, 2013

    Trucks stolen from Pottawatomie County

    The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of two pick-up trucks stolen from north of highway 24 sometime between May 7 and 8. Sheriff Greg Riat said the victim reported that the trucks were taken around Bluebird Bird and the trucks are owned by Bob

  • Obituaries | May 12, 2013

    Bernadine Cummings

    Bernadine E. Cummings, 88, died Thursday, May 9, 2013, at Mercy Regional Health Center,

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Genetic issues explained by DNA, RNA throughout the years

    Sam Kean’s “The Violinist’s Thumb” traces the study of, and the discoveries in, genetics from Mendel’s time, 1860s to 1880s, until today, and looks at a lot of issues related to genetics that researchers and thinkers have explored. It is quite a

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Man gets a surprise when he’s arrested for his sister’s death

    “The Beggar King” is a tale of late 17th century Germany, mostly Regensburg, and it offers a little of everything. Its central characters are Jakob Kuisl, the hangman in the Alpine village of Shonghau; his headstrong adult daughter, Magdalena; her beau, Simon; Silvio Cantarini, an

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Books to help get you in the mood for a summer road trip


    With summer just around the corner, our thoughts naturally turn to that vacation ritual, the road trip. Load the car, load the map, then forget the map but don’t forget the kids, for the gleaming highway awaits you. North, south, east or west, all

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    ‘Kicking and Dreaming’ showcases the hard work of Heart

    “All my life, I’ve been told girls can’t do this. If girls can play cello in a symphony, they can play guitar,” said Joan Jett. Jett and her Blackhearts weren’t the only group that struggled with discrimination. Jett fought back and eventually

  • Books | May 12, 2013

    Father, daughter give collaborative argument on language, literature and Jewish identity

    With the claim, “Ours is not a bloodline, but a textline,” premier Israeli novelist, Amos Oz, and his daughter, esteemed academic historian, Fania Oz-Salzberger open their collaborative argument on language, literature and the eternal question of Jewish identity. Addressing current claims that hold there is

  • Gardening | May 12, 2013

    Is it flower-planting time?


    The first part of May is typically a good time to plant many of our annual flowers. Last year, it was too late for most annuals to get established. Many of the ones that were given to us at that time for our demonstration garden

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