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  • Movies | September 18, 2013

    ‘Family’ mostly succeeds, but misses chances to be funny


    Screenwriter and Director Luc Besson gets right to it in his new movie “The Family.” Robert DeNiro drives his wife and teen-aged kids to their new home in a village in Normandy, France. Then, while their FBI minders (headed by a character played by Tommy

  • Editorials | September 18, 2013

    Candidate has much to prove

    The 2014 Kansas governor’s race began to take shape Tuesday with the announcement by state Representative Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, that he would run for governor and that it is “time to set things right.” Republicans wasted no time criticizing Rep. Davis, who is

  • Letters | September 18, 2013

    Public building commission here would be an outrage

    To the Editor: I will be blunt. It is a very bad idea for the Riley County commissioners to create a public building commission inasmuch as it would establish the three current elected commissioners as the members of said commission.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 18, 2013

    Woman takes search for missing husband to Twitter


    An assistant professor at Kansas State University has put out a public appeal on Twitter for assistance in finding her husband, who has reportedly been missing since September 2. Kelly Welch, a faculty member with the Department of Family Studies and Human Services, tweeted Tuesday night

  • Letters | September 18, 2013

    Deadline nears for bricks for Armed Forces Memorial

    To the Editor: On November 11, Veterans Day, our nation will honor all who have served in the armed forces. A way to personally honor someone you know who has served, or even to honor your own service, is by purchasing a memorial brick.

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 18, 2013

    Commission approves Allegiant incentive package

    Though Manhattanites have already begun booking winter trips to Phoenix, city commissioners gave an incentive package for Allegiant Air the third degree before approving it 4-1 Tuesday. The city agreed to reimburse the airline, which will begin providing twice weekly flights in November, up to $100,000

  • Local |Business |Government & Politics | September 18, 2013

    Vomiting in taxicabs now comes at a cost

    If you upchuck in the cab after a night out, you may soon find that you pay for it with more than just a hangover.  City commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a measure allowing local taxi companies to charge riders who vomit in or

  • Local |Education |Government & Politics | September 18, 2013

    Wamego aims for safer walk to school

    Following safety concerns expressed at Tuesday night’s city commission meeting in Wamego, the city manager and superintendent are discussing how to curb traffic at an intersection near Wamego High School. A community member attending the commission meeting raised concerns about the safety of students

  • Local |Kansas State University | September 18, 2013

    Washburn law professor defends ‘unconstitutional’ voting provision

    A law professor at Washburn University Tuesday defended the section of the 1965 Voting Rights Act that was recently ruled unconstitutional. Reggie Robinson of Washburn University School of Law spoke at the Alumni Center as part of K-State’s Dorothy L. Thompson Civil Rights Lecture Series.

  • Local |Police, Courts & Emergency | September 18, 2013

    August house fire ruled an arson

    Investigators have ruled an August 22 house fire to be an arson. Manhattan Fire Department fire marshal Rick Stillwagon said Tuesday the fire that day at a single family unit at 721 Osage St. started on the front porch and primarily damaged it along with the house’

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