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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | January 17, 2014

    Headline misleading; NBAF lab won’t need more land

    To the Editor: A headline in the Jan. 16 Mercury, “Schulz: NBAF will require 31 more acres of land,” was misleading. Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz was referring to a potential need for more land development in his remarks to the Kansas Board of Regents. A

  • Letters | January 17, 2014

    Report rubbed atmospheric scientist the wrong way

    To the Editor: I was disappointed in reading the item in the Jan 16 edition of the Mercury about our strong winds. Most people are inter-ested in and discuss the weather, so the coverage was appropriate. What was frustrating was the suggestion that the high winds

  • Letters | January 13, 2014

    PBS editors get carried away with ‘Downton Abbey’

    PBS editors get carried away with ‘Downton Abbey’ To the Editor: In the olden days, film editing was a skill, even an art that moved the action along, keeping audiences’ attention and per-mitting continuity of a plot in such a way that audiences wouldn’t

  • Letters | January 12, 2014

    Regents encouraged to rethink social-media policy

    To the Editor: Below, you will find a letter that I recently wrote to the Kansas Board of Regents regarding their new policy on the use of social media by faculty at Kansas universities. Dear Regent, I am writing today as a third generation Kansas

  • Letters | January 10, 2014

    Let’s stop associating Christian faith with politics

    To the Editor: In our currently highly politicized and divisive society, individuals and parties have tried to portray themselves as defenders of the Christian faith. The result is a distortion of government and of Christianity. There is no Christian party, there is no “Christian right”

  • Letters | January 10, 2014

    Thanks to those who helped with holiday food drive

    To the Editor: On behalf of the Flint Hills Breadbasket and those whom we serve, we would like to take this opportunity to say “thank you” to all the individuals who so generously donated to the Mayor’s Christmas Holiday Food & Fund Drive. Also,

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Blaine Thomas made many contributions to community

    To the Editor: Manhattan has recently endured the deaths of three prominent citizens. Two of those citizens (Charlie Hostetler and John Graham) were eulogized in the Mercury in deservedly glowing terms, detailing the rich history of their civic contributions. The Sunday (Jan. 5) Mercury article which

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Sometimes it seems like everybody’s gone crazy

    To the Editor: “Has everybody around here gone crazy?”  So cried John Hamilton’s Perry White, 1950s editor of The Daily Planet.  That question can be directed to our various levels of government and special-interest groups. In the heretofore land of the free,

  • Letters | January 08, 2014

    Residents grateful for snow-shoveling ‘angels’

    To the Editor: We have several angels in our neighborhood who have shoveled our driveway several times. We would like to thank them personally. God bless them, and we thank them for doing what they do for others also. There’s lots of good people

  • Letters | January 06, 2014

    Farm Bill intended to help those who need its benefits

    To the Editor:     Some of our vaunted solons in Washington are quarreling among themselves about how much yet again to reduce food stamps provided qualified recipients under the Farm Bill.     At the same time our solons are quarreling about reform of


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