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  • Lawmakers’ actual reforms don’t approach the rhetoric

    To the Editor: The Mercury devoted important space this past week to a couple of articles that were related in important ways most readers may not have realized. The first story concerned an effort by the Kansas Legislature to limit .

  • Glory undone by unruly fans

    To the Editor: While the victory over KU was sweet, all glory was quickly erased by actions of an unruly, immature crowd. Action needs to be taken by the KSU administration to pre-vent a repeat of this scenario..

  • Construction firms did a great job on City Hall project

    To the Editor: Over the past several months in preparation for the Parks and Recreation addition to City Hall and the mechanical and electrical modifications to Peace Memorial Auditorium, Monday, Feb. 16 — Presidents Day — was identified as the only day that .

  • New dietary guidelines good for people and environment

    The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And the panel did so not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes .

  • Unlike race and ethnicity, human behavior is a choice

    To the Editor: While seconds away from e-mailing The Mercury a letter congratulating Mark Weddle on his well-written letter of Feb. 18, I decided to read the “Kansas rolls back tolerance” piece be-low Mr. Weddle’s. I must respond to this “.

  • Consider the points of view of those you speak with

    Consider the points of view of those you speak with To the Editor: In one “Star Trek” episode, Mr. Spock say,s “… understanding does not equate to approval.” In “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” Stephen Covey says that .

  • Mercury should publish more international news

    To the Editor: Being a relatively new sub-scriber to your paper, I have enjoyed reading it, especially the wide range of your editorials. However, I am surprised at how little coverage you devote to international news. Considering the diverse culture .

  • How kind of unidentified person to buy our meals

    To the Editor: American pride does exist in Manhattan. Just last Friday, my husband and I chose to have lunch at the local Olive Garden. My husband, being of strong American values, was wearing a ball cap bearing the insignia .

  • What local elected officials do matters; get registered to vote and get involved

    To the Editor: We are going to be electing people for the Manhattan City Commission and the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden School Board on April 7. The decisions of these two groups of elected officials have a major effect on the lives of .

  • You will have less of valued state services

    To the Editor: Regardless of whether any given individual thinks the governor is right, wrong or somewhere in the middle with respect to the budget policies he has established, services will decrease. Education may be first, and more dramatic, but .

  • Obama’s challenge is one that we can all take to heart

    To the Editor: President Barack Obama’s recent comment on terrorism during the National Prayer Breakfast has drawn considerable attention in the media. It has also stimulated a polarizing debate. Here is the statement drawing the attention: “And lest we .

  • Brownback’s antics call to mind a blast from the past

    To the Editor: Gov. Sam Brownback’s arrogant political antics remind me of comedian Pat Paulsen’s politi-cal slogan while running for president in the 1970s: “I’ve upped my standards. Now, up yours!”.


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