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  • 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

  • Editorials | May 12, 2013

    Mothers Day’s many celebrants

    There was a time not many years ago when the concept of “mother” was for the most part clear-cut. Your mother was the female person who gave birth to you and who nurtured you. In that context, the context within which Mothers Day was observed

  • Columns | May 12, 2013

    Obama’s foreign policy struggles continue

    For most U.S. presidents, foreign policy has been a nuisance. Most were elected not because of their prowess in foreign affairs, but because of their domestic priorities. Foreign policy issues are dangerous to domestic policy because they are often unpredictable and because often there

  • Court Calendar | May 10, 2013

    Riley County Attorney’s Office Calendar

    Monday, May 13, 2013 9:00 – JWG 9:00 Alamin, Naim Arraignment (12 CR 733 Poss Cocaine, F & E, etc) KSL III 9:00 Berges, Nicholas Status (13 CR 226 Disorderly Conduct) JWG III 9:00 Castro, Efrain Status (13 CR 280 Falsely Report a Crime) KSL III 9:00 Davidson, Theresa Status (13 TR 1081 DUI [1st], Speeding (64/45) JWG III 9:00 Jones, Cynthia Waiver/

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 10, 2013

    Latest count is 91 in series of area crack cocaine arrests


    A total of 91 people had been arrested as of Friday morning as a result of an investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in Riley and Geary counties. Tim Brown, chief of the Junction City Police Department, said “Operation Adabag” is the biggest bust he’

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | May 10, 2013

    Judge denies bail for pain clinic doc

    A federal magistrate judge denied bail Thursday to the Manhattan doctor accused of illegally prescribing drugs out of his Manhattan pain clinic. The magistrate sided with prosecutors’ concern that the doctor is a “serious” flight-risk. In his decision, Magistrate Judge Gary Sebelius told the court

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