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  • Columns | February 24, 2013

    Obama’s Syria policy is a failure

    One of the things I learned as a diplomat is that no policy is a policy.  If you do nothing and the other side does something, you have helped the other side achieve its goal. Unfortunately, that is what is happening in Syria. The

  • Local | February 24, 2013

    K-State barrel-racer looks to defend title at rodeo

    Brunner steer.phatch

    Cally Thomas has high hopes of holding on to her barrel racing title at the 57th annual K-State Rodeo this weekend. Thomas and her horse Bugeta took first place at their first K-State Rodeo last year with a time of 12.49 seconds in barrel racing. They

  • Local |Government, Politics | February 24, 2013

    City concerned about development deadline

    City officials on Tuesday sent a letter expressing concern that the developer of a planned hotel in the south-end redevelopment wouldn’t meet contracted deadlines, which could open the lot up to re-negotiations with the developer or others who may be interested in it. But

  • Books | February 24, 2013

    ‘Baseball State by State’ compiles the best of the best across the country

    Who is the best baseball player ever to come from Kansas? Most experts readily agree that would be Walter Johnson, the early 20th Century pitcher from Humboldt who won 414 games, more than anybody except Cy Young. But who was the best shortstop? The best catcher?

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 24, 2013

    Nanoscale to close following charges against executive

    Nanoscale, once the crown jewel of K-State’s corporate-technology park but lately beset by criminal charges against a former executive, is being closed here. Company officials released a one-paragraph statement confirming the closure decision Friday. The announcement contained no indication when the closure would become

  • Books | February 24, 2013

    The aging Buck pushes limits in ‘Don’t Ever Get Old’

    There’s a lot to like about “Don’t Ever Get Old,” starting with Baruch “Buck” Schatz, who has gotten old. He’s 87, he’s Jewish, he’s a retired homicide detective in the Memphis Police Department and he still smokes Lucky Strikes. He and

  • Books | February 24, 2013

    Book sale brings bargains, steals for book lovers


    Dr. Seuss advised everyone to “fill your house with stacks of books, in every cranny and every nook.” Lucky us, we can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 109th birthday by filling bags with cheap books at the library’s annual book sale next weekend.  The

  • Women's Basketball | February 24, 2013

    K-State supports national movement


    For nine years, the Kansas State women’s basketball program has dedicated one home game each season in February to the color pink. That tradition continued Saturday afternoon, as the Wildcats wore pink jerseys, ready to help promote breast cancer awareness in Bramlage Coliseum. The

  • Women's Basketball | February 24, 2013

    Cyclones too big for Wildcats


    Sometimes it just isn’t your day. Unfortunately for the Kansas State women’s basketball team, it’s starting to look like it isn’t the Wildcats’ month. K-State dropped to just 1-6 in February on Saturday, losing to 24th-ranked Iowa State, 69-50, at Bramlage

  • Men's Basketball | February 24, 2013

    Wildcats beat Texas despite foul trouble

    Kansas st texas baske kind.phatch

    AUSTIN, Texas — Apparently there’s just something about Kansas State playing at Texas that brings out the whistles. For the second straight year, fouls dictated the pace of the game. But this time around, the 13th-ranked Wildcats were the better team in an 81-69 win

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