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  • Indians slow down West passing attack, rout Chargers, 50-7 Mhs21 2.mercury

    Facing an offense that likes to throw the ball, Manhattan High tightened up its coverage and contained the pass game in a 50-7 win over Topeka West on Friday at Bishop Stadium. The Chargers, who threw as many as 50 times .

  • Moore juxtaposes two stories, explores power of choice

    News coverage often portrays black men as ghettoized caricatures, a simplification in the media that undermines their capacity for success. But Wes Moore’s soul-gripping book, “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates,” offers a necessary counter perspective. Moore .

  • Reilly places historical figures in imaginative plot

    Matthew Reilly has a fertile imagination. One of his other novels, “The Great Zoo of China,” describes the Chinese government’s development of a dragon preserve using long dormant eggs. “The Tournament” suspends reality in a different way. It’s .

  • Celebrate National Pizza Month with pie-themed books Pecoraro

    Something vaguely similar to pizza has existed for thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the lowly, New World tomato arrived in Europe that the pizza we know and love today became a possibility. Thought for years to be .

  • Rock and Tammeus advocate tolerance

    The title of this book is both a setup to a joke (you will have to read it to learn the punch-line) and an indication of the three kinds of Christians discussed in it — the scriptural Jesus, Roman Catholic Pope .

  • ‘Quiet’ presents benefits of being an introvert

    Each time lawyer and consultant Susan Cain would speak before a crowd, she could almost hear her nerves screaming. No one had any idea how jittery she felt on the inside. She was a master at hiding her pain, her .

  • KSU family therapy student wins award

    A doctoral student in marriage and family therapy is the inaugural recipient of Kansas State University’s Marie R. Bonebrake Graduate Award. The $2,400 award is being presented to Zenova Williams, Vicksburg, Mississippi. The award recognizes graduate students based on academic .

  • Revenue trend remains troubling

    It’s difficult to sugarcoat the latest Kansas revenue report, one in which the state in September collected almost $32 million less than it had projected. That amount — 5.7 percent less than the Department of Revenue had expected — is sufficient cause for .

  • K-State vet students earn scholarship

    Four Kansas State University veterinary students received scholarship awards at the recent annual conference of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners in New Orleans. Two fourth-year veterinary students, Lacey Robinson, Olsburg, and Jacob Hagenmaier, Randolph, received the $5,000 American Association of .

  • Faculty’s offensive language cost K-State two ‘A’ students

    To the Editor: I read with interest the article in last Sunday’s paper “KSU cites tougher standards as enrollment falls to 24,146.” It would be interesting to see reasons students left Kansas State University or chose other institutions. Both of .

  • Manhattan Catholic Schools grateful for auction support

    To the Editor: Thank you to all the individuals, businesses and volunteers who contributed to the success of the Manhattan Catholic Schools 32nd benefit auction, “Fall in the Flint Hills,” Sept.26 at the St. Thomas More Utopia Room. A special .

  • Privatizing USPS would end universal mail access

    To the Editor: This is in response to the editorial, “Privatize the Postal Service,” by the Orange County, Calif., Register that appeared in the Mercury on Sept. 30. The article contains many of the canned talking points that “postal privateers” have .


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