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  • Editorials | January 03, 2013

    A Fiesta for players, fans

    We won’t suggest that the Fiesta Bowl is the most pivotal event of the week; after all, a new year began Tuesday — and a half-baked budget bill accompanied it. But today — Jan. 3 — has loomed bigger on local calendars since the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl matchup

  • Football | January 03, 2013

    K-State looks for fast start against Ducks

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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Oregon wants to play fast and Kansas State wants to score fast, but perhaps not like you might think. The Wildcats intend to play their game, using clock management and ball control to set the tempo, but don’t want to waste possessions

  • Women's Basketball | January 03, 2013

    Wildcats fall at KU

    LAWRENCE — The Kansas State women’s basketball team had all the momentum going into halftime, but couldn’t sustain it in the second half against rival Kansas in the Sunflower Showdown. The Wildcats fell to the 20th-ranked Jayhawks 72-63 in Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday night in

  • Football | January 02, 2013

    Tuggle has come a long way in a year

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — While the decision may have been difficult at first, today Justin Tuggle doesn’t have any regrets. It was just about this time last year, as Kansas State was preparing for the Cotton Bowl, that the former junior college transfer began to think

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 02, 2013

    Reps unhappy with passage of ‘cliff’ measure

    Members of the Kansas Congressional delegation expressed displeasure with the way the government conducts business after passage late Tuesday of a measure designed to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff.” Congress had to pass a budget deal to stop the automatic tax increases across the board

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 02, 2013

    NBAF land transfer completed

    Gov. Sam Brownback and members of the state’s Congressional Delegation announced Wednesday the formal transfer of the proposed site of the National Bio and Agro-defense Facility (NBAF) to the U.S. Department of Homeland. The action is considered a key but expected step in

  • Local | January 02, 2013

    Snow drives crowd indoors for most of Aggieville ball drop

    Falling snow and freezing temperatures kept the crowds huddled inside until minutes before the ball dropped during the 10th annual Little Apple New Year’s Eve celebration on Tuesday. “I wish it was about 10 degrees warmer,” said Devin Randal, a member of Reckless Rebellion, the

  • Local |Kansas State University | January 02, 2013

    K-State sets enrollment, donation records, looks to 2025

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    Kansas State showed itself to be a university on the rise in 2012. Records set during the year include 24,378 students enrolled this fall, $121 million in donations in fiscal year 2012, $25.8 million in athletic support and the participation of 91,975 alumni in various ways. With the growth in students

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 02, 2013

    Commission irked about justice center

    Pottawatomie County commissioners expressed frustration Monday with the general contractor for the new justice center after receiving what they considered unwarranted change order requests. Trisha Fruendt of SMH Consultants presented three change order requests during her weekly project update, but commissioners became increasingly annoyed that

  • Letters | January 02, 2013

    We should long appreciate Barton-Dobenin’s legacy

    To the Editor: The only royalty I ever knew, or interviewed for that matter, was Joseph Barton-Dobenin, a longtime K-State professor of management who passed on Dec. 19. The Mercury printed his obituary on Dec. 28, and I will add some fascinating details about this former Czech


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