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  • Men's Basketball | January 07, 2013

    McGruder is ESPN Player of the Week


    After his 28-point performance against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Kansas State senior Rodney McGruder was named Player of the Week. McGruder, who was also named the Big 12 Player of the Week on Monday, started Saturday’s game with the Cowboys slow, scoring just

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Even after the peak of Jimmy Page’s career, he continues to awe fans

    Try as I might, I find it impossible to successfully define Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page in one word, though some critics have done just that. Page has been a central key figure and element in composing and performing all genres of music, most notably

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Geronimo’s life proves to be fascinating decades later


    I always look forward to new titles by writer Robert Utley. While Utley, a former historian for the National Park Service, has created some excellent guidebooks for various parks, he has also written extensively about the American West. His books are always scrupulously researched and

  • Books | January 06, 2013

    Investigative couple goes to Yemen to bring down terrorist

    Book the panther

    The Panther isn’t a panther. He’s a terrorist. But he’s not just another terrorist, if there is such a thing. He was one of the men behind the bombing of the USS Cole docket in Aden in 2010. He’s intelligent, crafty and

  • Editorials | January 06, 2013

    Raises for Congress? What for?

    To no one’s surprise, 1st District Rep. Tim Huelskamp on Thursday didn’t support U.S. House Speaker John Boehner’s effort to keep his leadership position. In what he acknowledged was a protest vote, Rep. Huelskamp supported Rep. Jim Jordan, an Ohio Republican.

  • Columns | January 06, 2013

    America’s states stay in the game

    Last week we spent a few days in Seattle, with its short days and chilly drizzle. Nothing remarkable, really. Well, save that same-sex couples can get married and that marijuana is legal. Oh, and the city is enjoying a huge economic expansion (Gov. Sam Brownback:

  • Columns | January 06, 2013

    ‘Kremlin shoots itself in the foot again’

    The headline atop this article is from a Russian newspaper criticizing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to sign a bill forbidding Americans from adopting Russian orphans despite the fact that thousands of them living in orphanages and children’s homes. The author of that

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2013

    With land transferred, backers look ahead to groundbreaking…but where’s the cash?

    Confidence is high among the state’s congressional delegation about the eventual arrival of the National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility (NBAF). Gov. Sam Brownback and delegation members announced Wednesday that the state had transferred the site of the biosafety-level four facility to the U.S.

  • Local |Traffic | January 06, 2013

    Pedestrian killed on Anderson


    A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a vehicle Saturday morning in the 5900 block of Anderson Avenue about 2.5 miles west of Scenic Drive. Authorities had not released the name of the victim Saturday pending notification of next of kin. They were called to the

  • Local |Government, Politics | January 06, 2013

    Huelskamp given new House gig

    Ejected last month from two House committees, First District Rep. Tim Huelskamp landed on Main Street Friday. Huelskamp’s office said he has been named to the Small Business Committee during the 113th Congress, which convened Thursday. He will also continue to serve on the

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