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  • Local |Kansas State University | October 13, 2013

    Nobel-winning chemist to speak at KSU

    The chemist whose invention is has led to identifying long-buried royalty, analyzing viruses and rescuing people wrongly sentenced to prison will speak at K-State on Wednesday. Kary Mullis, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, will speak about the origins of a monumental 20th century scientific discovery: the

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 13, 2013

    Journalism school plans events as part of K-State 150th

    On October 24, the AQ Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications will host several events related to Kansas State University’s sesquicentennial. The activities are part of the culmination of yearlong celebration and take place during Homecoming Week. At 10:30 a.m., Jane P. Marshall will

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 13, 2013

    $40 million project to connect buildings, add 107,000 square feet of space

    East entry.phatch

    There are several renovation and construction projects on the horizon for K-State, but perhaps no project carries more impact than the College of Engineering expansion. The estimated $40 million expansion, which is slated to open in the fall of 2015, will add 107,000 square feet to the current

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 13, 2013

    Human Ecology hall named

    Mary and Carl Ice Hall, 1310 Research Park Drive in Manhattan, is the latest addition to the College of Human Ecology facilities at Kansas State University. It will be named and dedicated at 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 24. A reception and tour of the building, to be

  • Local |Agriculture | October 13, 2013

    Man achieves rare turkey hunting feat

    There are six subspecies of wild turkeys in the world. Four of those are found in the U.S. and two are found only in Mexico. For a turkey hunter, an ultimate goal is to bag one bird from each subspecies. In the turkey hunting

  • Local | October 11, 2013

    New leopard at zoo soon to be joined by female in breeding program

    Sorry for the pun, but a new leopard has been spotted at Sunset Zoo. And there’s another one on the way — a potential mate, in fact. An Amur leopard named Vladamere arrived Wednesday from Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake City. He was transferred as

  • Local |Government, Politics | October 11, 2013

    Judge Wilson started out making calls on the basketball court


    An official in the courtroom, Chief Judge Meryl Wilson of the Riley County District Court used to officiate something else: basketball. Wilson, who was recently reappointed to his position by Kansas Supreme Court Justice Lawton Nuss, used to be a Big 8 basketball official while he

  • Local |Business | October 11, 2013

    Software company to open center in Manhattan

    Xpanxion, a global software services company, is opening a software center in Manhattan in November. Company officials said they plan to hire 20-30 IT professionals within two years of operation in Manhattan. Xpanxion plans to open an office in Manhattan on Nov. 15. The company will

  • Local |Kansas State University | October 11, 2013

    ‘Geek culture’ inspired writer Cline


    Writer Ernest Cline’s passion for John Hughes and Atari inspired his homage to 1980s pop culture, “Ready Player One.” Cline discussed his path to writing the book, this year’s Kansas State Book Network common reading selection, Thursday at McCain Auditorium. After loving Star

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | October 11, 2013

    Prosecutors oppose doctor’s dismissal motions

    Federal prosecutors are opposing motions to dismiss two charges against a Manhattan physician accused of illegally distributing painkillers through his clinic. Michael P. Schuster, 53, was indicted by a grand jury in May on allegations that he signed blank prescription forms that his staff used to

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