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  • Books | April 28, 2013

    Celebrate National Hamburger Month with these cookbooks


    I had to laugh when I found out that May is National Hamburger Month. However, when you think about the role the hamburger has played in American culture and cuisine, maybe it should be recognized on the calendar. If you are interested in knowing more

  • Off The Beat | April 28, 2013

    Pondering life, death


    I’ve been thinking a lot about life and death recently. Let me start off by saying that existence is awesome. I can’t even imagine all the reasons I could not be existing. I drive every day, fly on a plane every once in

  • Editorials | April 28, 2013

    NBAF well worth state investment

    The unease that some conservative Kansas senators demonstrated Thursday about supporting $202 million in bonds to help fund NBAF isn’t surprising. That’s a lot of money, especially for legislators who’ve cut taxes so sharply that even paying the state’s bills is a

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    Let’s require our leaders to have sound character

    To the Editor: Growing up, I was warned by both my parents and grand-parents not to be misled by people of low character. I was taught that a person’s character was the basis of their future actions.

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    How hypocritical can Brownback, legislators be?

    To the Editor: Rank hypocrisy! Gov. Sam Brownback and most conserva-tive Kansas legislators have repeatedly inveigh against “big government” dictating how people should live. But then they turn around and do exactly that by mandating that the University of Kansas Medical Center establish a stem

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    Success of Grow Green reflects Flint Hills values

    To the Editor On April 22, the Greater Manhattan Community Found-ation hosted an event called Grow Green for the benefit of 24 nonprofits that have endowed funds managed by the found-ation. This event was supported and enhanced by the generous match offered by Phil and Margaret Howe.

  • Letters | April 28, 2013

    Universities already vie for black faculty members

    To the Editor: Having spent most of my professional life in university higher education, I found the Mercury article on the paucity of African-American faculty at KSU very interesting, but requiring some additional perspective that was briefly alluded to when comparing KSU’s number of

  • Columns | April 28, 2013

    Germans grow tired of supporting Europe

    Germany faces a dilemma. It is by far the richest country in Europe.  Several years ago, it recognized its economic weaknesses and introduced major reforms. As a result, it avoided the economic malaise that has infected the rest of Europe. At the same time,

  • Manhattan High School | April 28, 2013

    Indians swim past field in Great Bend

    As it turns out, winning individual events isn’t everything for the Manhattan High swim team. Despite turning in zero individual event winners, the Indians managed to finish in first place at the Great Bend invitational on Friday. Instead, it was Manhattan’s depth that

  • Letters | April 27, 2013

    How much ‘blood money’ will it take to build NBAF?

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing an additional $202 million in “blood money” for NBAF. Considering the millions of dollars already pledged for the project and the governor’s budget dilemma, “bleeding Kansas” has begun to hemorrhage.

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