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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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,
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
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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