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  • Local |Education | November 06, 2014

    Board approves higher facility use fees

    Booking an an area school for outside events will cost slightly more starting next month. The Manhattan-Ogden school board unanimously approved on Wednesday an increase in facility use fees for non-school youth activities and community events. The board also approved the purchase of new equipment

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | November 06, 2014

    How was Sherow able to run for office as a K-State employee?

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    Q: Why was Jim Sherow allowed to run for office as a K-State employee when Bill Snyder wasn’t allowed to endorse Pat Roberts? A: Technically, policy didn’t stop Kansas State University football coach Bill Snyder from appearing in a campaign advertisement for U.

  • Football | November 06, 2014

    Burns answers with big plays

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    The life of a cornerback can be rough. Just ask Morgan Burns. At times this season, teams have unabashedly looked his way in the passing game and tried to pick on him, especially on deep routes. Though Burns is one of the fastest players on

  • Volleyball | November 06, 2014

    No. 22 K-State loses first road match of the season

    AMES, Iowa — The 22nd-ranked Kansas State volleyball team lost its first true road match of the season Wednesday night, as the Wildcats fell at Iowa State (25-23, 25-23, 25-22) in Hilton Coliseum. The Wildcats (20-4, 7-3 Big 12) had won seven straight true road matches to

  • Editorials | November 06, 2014

    Playing politics with climate report

    It’s hard not to wonder sometimes why those scientists who study our climate and who are convinced that climate change is a real and growing threat to life on this planet bother. For that matter, one could wonder why the United Nations, or the

  • Columns | November 06, 2014

    U.S. bolsters energy security

    In the last few months, motorists have watched with growing optimism as U.S. gasoline prices fell to levels not seen in nearly four years. This would normally seem impossible given the turmoil overseas. Today, economists are still debating where the markets might go from

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    Area legislators looking at revenues as Brownback wins, GOP takes majority

    Area legislators are focused on Kansas revenues after Gov. Sam Brownback was reelected to a second term Tuesday night. Rep. Tom Phillips, (R-Manhattan), who was unopposed in his re-election bid, said he was confident in Brownback’s chances for reelection, despite a close race against

  • Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    Gay rights leader pleased with ruling

    The leader of a local gay-rights group was pleased with a federal judge’s ruling on Tuesday that paves the way for same-sex marriage in Kansas, but said there’s still work to be done. U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree issued a preliminary injunction

  • Movies | November 05, 2014

    Film too complicated to let viewer enjoy Kidman

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    When you expect a Nicole Kidman movie to be terrific, it often disappoints. When you have no expectations about it, the movie usually is impressive and memorable. One didn’t expect much of “Dead Calm,” “To Die For,” “Moulin Rouge,” or “The Others,” for example.

  • I Wonder |Local |Government & Politics | November 05, 2014

    Why don’t polls match ballots?

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    Q: Why did the Republicans —particularly Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts — do so much better than the pre-election polls indicated they would? A: Without asking thousands of voters, it’s impossible to know for sure, and I have some leaves I need to rake. So


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