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  • Cutting Planned Parenthood funds cuts women’s options

    To the Editor: How ironic it was to read Wednesday’s Manhattan Mercury.  Page A3 headlined Gov. Sam Brownback’s State of the State address, in which he called for the restriction of Medicaid funding for Planned Parent-hood. Turn .

  • Kansas is far from alone in way it chooses justices

    To the Editor: Tuesday night, Gov. Sam Brownback made a misleading statement about Kansas’ long-standing merit selection system for its Supreme Court. In calling Kansas “the only state in the country” that chooses its justices the way it does, Brownback .

  • Get involved in this year’s Martin Luther King events

    To the Editor: Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of Manhattan have been working hard this past year and would like to encourage all to participate in the following activities in honor of the legacy of Dr. Martin .

  • Manhattan’s west side needs another grocery store

    To the Editor: This is a response to the front-page article in Sunday’s Mercury, “Plaza West tenants deal with sale, changes.” My wife and I live a few blocks west of the K-State campus and less than a mile .

  • Let taxpayers choose which teachers deserve extra pay

    To the Editor: Here is a way to provide merit pay to teachers with no impact on the state budget and 100-percent fairness in deciding who should get how much: We simply put a couple of lines at the end .

  • Thanks for supporting Kiwanis pancake feed

    To the Editor: The spirit of the season was clearly evident Dec. 12 during Manhattan Kiwanis Club’s 65th annual Pancake Feed and Silent Auction. More than 500 people came by to enjoy the food, shop for pres-ents and visit with neighbors .

  • Applebee’s manager’s kindness much appreciated

    To the Editor: I would like to thank Gary Couchenour, the manager of Applebee’s restaurant, for being so gracious and kind to me on Monday, Jan. 4. The food was terrific, and may I bring to readers’ attention when purchasing .

  • Governor’s merit pay ideas unworthy of support

    To the Editor: I want to thank the USD 383 Board of Education for its response to the suggestions from the governor regarding merit pay for teachers. The writer of the letter Wednesday was nail on — this is not a new .

  • College students can help shape U.S. public policy

    To the Editor: Thank you for publishing the article, “Are college students really helpless?” This article, published in October, empha-ized the need for American youth to participate in our democracy. To quote that article: “The initiative that matters is the .

  • Wildcats brought class to Liberty Bowl

    To the Editor: On behalf of all the members of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association, the staff of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl and our community volunteers, we want to thank and congratulate Kansas State University. We enjoyed hosting the .

  • Merit pay requires a fair, objective judge

    To the Editor: Regarding merit pay for teachers, this is certainly not a new initiative. I began teaching in Salina in the spring semester of 1969. During the 1970 school year, there was much discussion about merit pay. My dear, dear colleague .

  • Tree lot patronage helps Optimists assist local youth

    To the Editor: The Manhattan Breakfast Optimist Club would like sincerely to thank everyone who supported the Optimist Christmas Tree Lot this season. We had another successful year, thanks to those who purchased trees or decorations from us. We would .


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