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  • Local |Business | December 02, 2013

    City Commission: Employees waiting for raise

    Manhattan’s union-member firefighters will have another chance to bargain for an annual pay adjustment at the city commission meeting Tuesday evening. Few would begrudge firefighters a raise, but commissioners must deal simultaneously with the rest of the city’s 335 employees – and that might mean

  • December 02, 2013

    Manhattan runners return to NYC Marathon a year after Sandy

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    It took nearly two years of preparation and two trips to the Big Apple, but a pair of Manhattan women recently finished the New York City Marathon. Finally. Kitra Schartz and Angela Chauncey, along with another friend, were set to run the race last year

  • Editorials | December 02, 2013

    Renew Undetectable Firearms Act

    Plastic guns have become quite real with advances in 3-dimensional printing technology. The bullets these guns fire also are quite real, as is the weapons’ stealth to airport scanners. In a week, unless Congress acts responsibly, important restrictions on plastic guns will be gone. That’

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 02, 2013

    Gifts should stir imagination, parents told

    When it comes to Christmas gifts for young children, Anna Nippert, instructor of early childhood education at Kansas State University’s College of Human Ecology, recommends parents be more focused on fostering imagination in their children than simply buying what is on their list. “Preschoolers

  • Movies | December 02, 2013

    Too bad script doesn’t match acting in ‘Homefront’

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    Half an hour after the new action picture “Homefront” is over, its audience may forget how emotionally involving it was. Mark Isham’s gritty music and Director Gary Fleder’s eye and efficient editing have made its rural Louisiana and its equally cliché story seem

  • Local |Kansas State University | December 02, 2013

    Prof seeks perfect sports bra design

    One of the most important articles of clothing in women’s wardrobes and its contents are receiving a Kansas State University researcher’s undivided attention. Minyoung Suh, assistant professor of apparel, textiles and interior design, is researching the movement of breast tissue to develop a

  • Columns | December 02, 2013

    KSU’s multicultural challenge

    I read with considerable interest the article on diversity in the Dec. 24 Mercury, and it seemed to provoke more questions than answers. Diversity and affirmative act-ion are terms that are confusing to many of us who do not deal with them professionally. With a little

  • Football | December 02, 2013

    Next step for Cats: Win a bowl game

    Shortly after wrapping up Kansas State’s 31-10 victory over Kansas this past Saturday in Lawrence, senior receiver Tramaine Thompson wasn’t picky when asked about his preference of possible bowl destinations. “I don’t really care — just not cold,” he said. “As long as

  • Men's Basketball | December 02, 2013

    Wildcats cruise to 87-54 win

    Playing in front of a sparse crowd, the Kansas State men’s basketball team knew it would likely need to create its own energy on Sunday. (Kansas State forward Thomas Gipson puts up a shot against Central Arkansas on Sunday afternoon at Bramlage Coliseum. The

  • Football | December 02, 2013

    Former Wildcat Clary still impacting Chargers

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — At age 35, cornerback Terence Newman of the Cincinnati Bengals is the graybeard, the elder statesman of the most tenured active NFL players from Kansas State. Newman is still playing at a high level in this his 11th season. He spent his first


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