Q: I’ve seen the initials “JD” on the caps worn by Bill Snyder and some of the assistant football coaches this season. What does that stand for? A: I’m tempted to say: “Jack Daniels,” in the name of the Tennessee whiskey. You probably
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.
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
Q: Dude, is Snyder a hardcore Republican? A: It seems fair to assume two things. That: 1. By “Dude,” you’re referring to the seasoned, rather stiff writer of this distinguished column, not some movie character played by Jeff Bridges; and 2. By “Snyder” you’re referring
Q: Is there a problem with the cardiology unit at Mercy Hospital? I’ve heard that patients needing catheterization or stents have been sent to Topeka, and that some services now are restricted to certain hours. What’s going on? A: You’re right, there’
Q: Why is it that by now nearly every other newspaper in the state has come out with their endorsements for state and national offices, but yet the Mercury waits until the weekend just prior to Election Day? A: Oh, jeez. We forgot! Thanks for
Q: Can you compare the jurisdictions of the Riley County Police Department and the Kansas State University Police Department? Do their jurisdictions ever overlap in any way? A: The areas each department covers are a bit more fluid than they may at first appear. Per
Q: Did The Color Run pay for the use of the K-State facilities? And did they pay the Riley County Police Department to sit in their cars and tell people the roads were closed?
Q: I am curious about what buildings and land are owned by the city and the county. Got addresses? A: Well, yes. That is, we have a list of properties owned by the city and county — almost 300 of them (Page A8), with some intriguing facts
Q: Will the huge new medical complex in Onaga take patients and business away from hospitals in Wamego and other towns in the region? Will they be forced to cut services or staff?
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