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  • Movies | April 14, 2014

    Bateman film ‘Bad Words’ proves fairly amusing


    TV’s “Arrested Development” star Jason Bateman proved several things when he directed and starred in the new and amusing feature film “Bad Words.” One is that insult comedy can still amuse. In “Bad Words,” Bateman’s character depends on his ability to creatively—and

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2014

    Math students place high in K-State competition

    Three Kansas State University students are showing how skills in mathematics can add up to success. The students are the top winners in the university’s 16th annual S. Thomas Parker Mathematics Competition, which took place March 29. Competition winners are Jessica McCall, mathematics and biology

  • Local |Kansas State University | April 14, 2014

    KSU researchers develop tests to fight pork diseases

    Pork products cost about 10 percent more than they did last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and economists expect the prices to continue rising because of diarrhea viruses currently devastating the pork industry. That’s why researchers at the Kansas State

  • Local | April 14, 2014

    Drone enthusiasts cope with complicated regulations

    So what is legal for private drone operators? Seems like a fairly straightforward question — but nothing could be further from the truth. Ed McNamara, the Manhattan resident who regularly flies a three-pound, six-propeller unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to shoot photographs around Riley County, thinks he

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2014

    Air quality hot topic ar meeting

    In light of increased pasture burning during March and into this month, air quality was a topic of discussion during Monday morning’s Riley County Commission meeting. Both Emergency Management Director Pat Collins and Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jason Orr provided information and suggestions

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2014

    Landon series to host former security advisor

    Thomas Donilon, former national security advisor to President Barack Obama, will present the second Landon Lecture of the year Tuesday morning. The lecture is scheduled for 11:15 a.m. Tuesday at McCain Auditorium. Donilon held the national security advisor position from October 2010 to June 2013. Prior to

  • Neighbors | April 14, 2014

    Local business owner uses personality, daughter for inspiration


    Dell Ann Upp has poured herself into her new business, Straight Upp Creative Studio. No, really. The concept, atmosphere and décor of Straight Upp, now entering its fifth week of operation, are reflections of Upp’s personality. “I think the people that know me

  • Local |Government, Politics | April 14, 2014

    Commissioners to choose mayor

    The Manhattan City Commission will select a new mayor during its annual reorganization meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. Mayor John Matta will step down as mayor after serving his one-year term. Traditionally, the new mayor would be the current mayor pro tem Wynn Butler.

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | April 14, 2014

    Man dies in tractor rollover

    A Geary County man was killed Saturday in a tractor rollover accident. The Geary County Sheriff’s Department reported Larry Bliss, 77, sustained fatal injuries when his farm tractor rolled near 12998 Humboldt Creek Road. Deputies responded to the accident at about 9:30 p.m., according to an

  • Manhattan High School | April 14, 2014

    MHS golfers looking for state return

    With two tournaments under its belt, the Manhattan High boys’ golf team hasn’t dealt with particularly harsh weather conditions on tournament days, at least until today. The Indians were poised to host the Manhattan Invitational at the Manhattan Country Club, but snowy conditions, paired

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