Monday, November 30, 2015


  • Local |Traffic | November 29, 2015

    Weather brings closures, accidents

    The Kansas Highway Patrol said icy conditions contributed to a slew of accidents in the region on Saturday and closed portions of Interstate 70. An accident west of Manhattan sent two people to Via Christi Hospital, according to a KHP report. Salvador Munoz-Solis, 48, of Topeka, was

  • Local |Business | November 28, 2015

    Passion drives area artists in MAC’s Wrap It Up


    The passion of artists is the heartbeat of a local art sale. Manhattan Arts Center’s annual Wrap It Up art exhibit and sale started Nov. 1 and will last through Dec. 24. In addition to a showcase for people to sell their items, it also raises

  • Off The Beat | November 28, 2015

    Facing fear and getting back to living a normal life

    Sc -- magazine mug.phatch

    Many years ago, when I was in reasonable shape, a group of us ran 7 miles at noontime every day. We trained for marathons, ran 20 miles on a Saturday afternoon every other month, and even splashed along to log our miles in the rain and slush

  • Football | November 28, 2015

    Burns stays hot with strong performance


    LAWRENCE — Playing the cornerback position, Kansas State’s Morgan Burns doesn’t get many chances to deliver vicious hits like his teammates at the safety and linebacker spots. So when Burns came rushing off the edge and saw Kansas punter Matthew Wyman scrambling to pick

  • Books | November 28, 2015

    Zoologist presents reptiles in new, favorable light

    Alligators and crocodiles often receive a bad rap. To some, they are notorious killers, not friendly and not so pretty, either. It’s easy to see why people detest these monstrous creatures and prefer adorable puppies and kittens. In addition, some folks might hear stories

  • Books | November 28, 2015

    ‘The Swede’ poses questions of identity, crime

    A lot goes on in “The Swede.” Among its salient events are the catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami that took place the day after Christmas 2004, a bank robbery in Topeka in which innocent people are killed and an interrogation of one Swede by another. The interrogation

  • Books | November 28, 2015

    Books on time travel to spark your imagination


    People talk about having time, making time and wasting time. We’re anxious about time all the time. It’s no surprise that we’re fascinated by the idea of time travel. After all, who hasn’t dreamed about going into their past, and maybe

  • Books | November 28, 2015

    ‘Dreamland’ exposes opiate industry

    Reading Sam Quinones’s “Dreamland” is akin to awakening from an oblivious, drug-induced stupor. The book is a heart wrenching and nauseating awakening to the doping of America. Quinones brilliantly describes the relentless and shameless marketing of pain medication within our vulnerable society. At times

  • Editorials | November 28, 2015

    Coping with convenience

    For a lot of us, the Christmas shopping season started this weekend, and for more of us than ever, we’re doing the shopping on our phone screens. We’re buying shoes from Zappos, TVs from, and plastic Christmas trees from

  • Local |Education | November 28, 2015

    Locals named to honor society

    Washburn Institute of Technology students Jacinda Fleshman and Kathleen Foy, both of Manhattan, are among the 27 students approved for induction into the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), the school announced Nov. 24. The ceremony will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Washburn Tech Conference Center.

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