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  • Books | February 09, 2014

    Book recounts struggles to cope with avalanches

    If life on the frontier could be harsh and uncertain, life in avalanche country could be far, far worse. Snow and ice would build up on a steep slope, until it suddenly released and went racing downhill, burying and destroying anything in its path, including

  • Editorials | February 09, 2014

    Obama should OK Keystone Pipeline

    It probably was too much to expect President Barack Obama, who’s effectively stalled for five years on whether to approve or reject the Keystone XL Pipeline, would act quickly after the review he was reportedly waiting for came in. That was the State Department

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Alas, KSU faculty do pay taxes on retirement income

    To the Editor: Mr. Rick Kramer (Letters to the Editor on Feb. 5), I need your advice. Apparently, you know the income tax law better than my accountant does. I will be retiring in 2015. As with all K-State faculty, I have a defined contribution plan where

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Doesn’t Westar get enough protection from the state?

    To the Editor: OK! Enough, already! Sixty-two households, including mine, put up some solar panels, and Westar Energy starts with the Legislature about how unfair it is to the other 689,938 Westar customers. Only five years ago, Westar and the Kansas Legislature were all for the

  • Letters | February 09, 2014

    Olympic threat will recede, but NBAF’s danger will last

    To the Editor: With the eyes of the world focused on a possible terrorist attack on the Winter Olympics in Russia, I’m reminded again of safety at the proposed bio-research lab in Manhattan. Russia has deployed 40,000 to 50,000 security personnel to deter a threat of

  • Local |Education | February 09, 2014

    ‘Placebo’ effect wins bee for Anthony 8th-grader

    Spellingbee.phatch

    The nerves felt by participants at Saturday’s Riley County Spelling Bee were not a placebo effect. “Placebo” did, however, play a part in the competition. It became the winning word when Stephanie Fu, an eighth-grader at Anthony Middle School, spelled it correctly in the 13

  • Local |Education | February 09, 2014

    Bergman teachers surprise colleague after her husband’s sudden deployment

    Wedding2.phatch

    Alaina Fennell, a speech language pathologist at Bergman Elementary, didn’t expect to be wearing a veil in front of her colleagues in the school library Friday. The day was meant to just be a faculty work day, but lunchtime turned into a surprise wedding

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | February 09, 2014

    Horne found guilty of robbery, battery

    A man accused in a 2012 home invasion was found guilty, the jury announced Saturday morning. A jury convicted Levertis Horne of four of the six charges against him. He was found guilty of two counts of attempted aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and aggravated battery for

  • Columns | February 09, 2014

    Situation in Ukraine is explosive

    Recent events in Ukraine are dangerous and explosive, and could lead to a collapse of the current government and a major downturn in U.S.-Russian relations.  Ukraine, once part of the Soviet Union, is now independent, although that rankles many Russians who believe, at

  • Men's Basketball | February 09, 2014

    Foster leads K-State past No. 15 Texas, 74-57

    Ksumbb2.phatch

    Kansas State coach Bruce Weber repeated something on Saturday that he’s said often this season. When Marcus Foster came to Manhattan, he didn’t completely know what K-State was getting. If he didn’t already know, Weber sure has a better idea now. Foster


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