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  • Local |Government, Politics | November 08, 2012

    Advance voters favored Dems

    Election day was a big one for Riley County Republicans. But the remainder of the just-concluded election period was huge for Riley County Democrats. One of the clearest trends to emerge from the vote-counting Wednesday was a tendency for Democrats here to dominate advance voting

  • Local |Education | November 08, 2012

    School board puts East Campus repairs issue on back burner

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    The USD 383 school board on Wednesday tabled the issue of a Manhattan High School East Campus facility analysis. The analysis will be conducted based on the recognition that MHS East has needs beyond the scope of the recently completed $97.5 million bond issue for construction and

  • November 08, 2012

    Manhattanites have their pick of plays this weekend


    Broadway hits Manhattan this weekend as several musicals and plays are scheduled to entertain audiences in the Little Apple. Witness J. Pierrepont Finch and his rise up the corporate ladder as he struggled to juggle the promotion, a corner office and the girl at as

  • Editorials | November 08, 2012

    Veterans deserve more than gratitude

    Veterans Day is, of course, Nov. 11. That’s Sunday, which gives those of us who attend church services an ideal opportunity to pray with others for U.S. veterans and all military personnel. Veterans Day also is Monday, at least for the federal government. It’

  • Letters | November 08, 2012

    Thanks for listening, and support, during campaign

    To the Editor: I wanted to write to you today and say thank you to all who helped our campaign in this election. Words cannot express the gratitude I have to all those who walked with us, who gave of their time to help in

  • Letters | November 08, 2012

    Beef’s ‘carbon footprint’ is small and getting smaller

    To the Editor: U.S. beef production and consumption minimally affect climate change.

  • General Activities | November 08, 2012

    Sporting KC comes up short, ends season

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Sporting Kansas City ended its season Wednesday night at Livestrong Sporting Park, despite a hard-fought, 1-0 win over the Houston Dynamos. Sporting KC needed two goals to advance in the Eastern Conference playoffs, and its solo goal wasn’t enough to overcome

  • Movies | November 08, 2012

    ‘Flight’ is one of Zemeckis’s unsatisfactory movies


    Director Robert Zemeckis has a new movie out, and it is called “Flight.” It stars Denzel Washington. In it John Goodman has a gleeful turn as a bouncing drug dealer always introduced by the Rolling Stone’s “Sympathy for the Devil.” The movie has a

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | November 08, 2012

    Goodpasture sentenced for 21 offenses against minors

    A Manhattan man convicted of 21 sex offenses against two minor girls was sentenced Wednesday to two consecutive life terms in prison. John Goodpasture Jr., 43, was convicted in August of rape, aggravated indecent liberties and criminal sodomy against a 10- and a 13-year-old girl for offenses

  • Volleyball | November 08, 2012

    Jayhawks too much for K-State

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    The Kansas State volleyball team clashed with the Kansas Jayhawks Wednesday night in Ahearn Field House, and just like the previous meeting this year in Lawrence, it was a tight battle all the way. And just like before, it was KU who came away with

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