Wednesday, May 4, 2016



Pooch petting

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Junior Miranda Snyder pets a dog during a Pet Away Stress event Wednesday morning at the Waters Quad on K-State’s campus. Purple Power Animal Welfare Society provided the dogs.


K-State Sports
  • Women's Basketball | May 04, 2016 K-State extends Mittie through 2022

    Athletic director John Currie announced Mittie, just the second coach in program history to guide the Wildcats to consecutive postseason appearances in the first two seasons, signed a contract amendment granting him an extension.

  • Baseball | May 04, 2016 Wildcats rally early to beat Shockers

    Brogan Heinen’s first college start didn’t look promising early on. His teammates got behind him in the bottom of the inning, scoring four runs and powering on to a 9-5 win over the Shockers.

  • Men's Basketball | May 03, 2016 Weber invests in Illinois custard shop

    Four years after he was fired by the University of Illinois, basketball coach Bruce Weber is making a comeback in Champaign. He’s bringing former Illini football coach Ron Turner with him, too.

  • Baseball | May 02, 2016 K-State splits doubleheader at Iowa

    The Kansas State baseball team split its doubleheader at Iowa on Sunday, losing in Game 1, 2-1, before taking down the Hawkeyes, 4-2, in the finale to clinch its third straight series win.

Galleries
  • Manhattan High Soccer: No Problems
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    The Manhattan High girls’ soccer team didn’t let the less-than-ideal weather stop it from crushing Wichita Heights in an 8-0 rout.


  • Spring Showcase
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    Much like last season’s spring scrimmage, Joe Hubener, Alex Delton and Jesse Ertz shared the job all afternoon during a 35-21 victory for the Purple at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.


Opinion
  • Editorials | May 04, 2016 No real surprise: outlook ‘negative’

    Moody’s Investor Services, an international bonding agency, on Tuesday lowered its credit outlook on Kansas from “stable” to “negative.” That can’t have surprised anyone who works in the Statehouse.

  • Editorials | May 03, 2016 Stadium concert a winning idea

    Area football fans who enter Bill Snyder Family Stadium on fall Saturdays expect to leave satisfied after having watched the Kansas State Wildcats put on a good — and winning — performance.

  • Editorials | May 02, 2016 Budget will balance but opportunity lost

    The weekend was not one of the Legislature’s finer moments, but such moments are elusive when the challenge is addressing shortfalls in this fiscal year and next fiscal year of some $290 million.

  • Editorials | April 30, 2016 USD 378 bond issue deserves approval

    One of these days, enough patrons of the Riley County School District will realize that waiting for a perfect set of proposals to improve their schools — one that does everything anyone could want and lowers taxes in the process — is a sure way to postpone improvements.

Lifestyle
  • Movies | May 04, 2016 New film ‘Keanu’ surprisingly amusing

    Is this what the Key and Peele audience wants from these performers? That’s the big question here. Those of us who don’t watch a lot of cable TV shows won’t have that problem, though.

  • Arts & Leisure | May 03, 2016 Tickets on sale for orchestra

    Tickets are on sale for this year’s Orchestra on the Oregon Trail, an outdoor concert featuring the Topeka Symphony Orchestra that will be held at Alcove Spring Historic Park near Marysville and Blue Rapids.

  • Movies | May 03, 2016 Little reason to see long, dull ‘Mother’s Day’

    So we’ve had Garry Marshall’s “Valentine’s Day” and Garry Marshall’s “New Year’s Eve.” And now we have Garry Marshall’s “Mother’s Day.” Each of them uses some of the same actors and exactly the same story scheme.

  • Neighbors | May 02, 2016 Woman has no plans to retire after marking 4 decades at Walmart

    Lots of things have changed since 1976. Through it all Donna Burns’ presence at Walmart is something that’s been consistent for the past 40 years. She officially reached the milestone on Sunday.

Sports
  • Manhattan High School | May 04, 2016 MHS softball splits with Topeka West

    After a pair of rainouts created a 10-day gap between games, the Manhattan High softball shook off the rust and split a doubleheader with Topeka West at the Twin Oaks Softball Complex on Tuesday.

  • Manhattan High School | May 04, 2016 Indians split with Blue Jays

    A pair of lopsided innings dictated the outcome of both games in Manhattan High’s baseball doubleheader against Junction City Tuesday afternoon.

  • Manhattan High School | May 03, 2016 MHS tennis cruises to league title

    If anybody was going to prevent the Manhattan High boys’ tennis team from repeating as Centennial League champions on Monday at the Kossover Tennis Complex in Topeka, it was going to be Washburn Rural.

  • Manhattan High School | May 03, 2016 Gritton wins league championship

    It’s been a nice week of golf for Manhattan High’s Cole Gritton. The senior backed up his win at last week’s Topeka West Invitational by taking medalist honors at Monday’s Centennial League tournament.

State & Region
  • May 04, 2016 | State Lindor homers, has 3 hits as Indians stop Tigers 7

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Francisco Lindor's big games are becoming a daily occurrence.

  • May 04, 2016 | State Bird flu forces slaughter of 39K turkeys at Missouri farm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri turkey farm where bird flu was found remains quarantined after 39,000 of its birds were destroyed last week as a precaution, agricultural officials said Wednesday.

  • May 04, 2016 | State Kansas cuts off Medicaid payments for Planned Parenthood

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is cutting off Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood's regional affiliate, a health department spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday, with the action based largely on allegations against the abortion provider's affiliates in other states.

  • May 04, 2016 | State Giants rally for 3-1 win against Reds' record-bad bullpen

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Upset with himself for striking out with two runners in scoring position, Jeff Samardzija snapped his bat over his left thigh while heading back to the dugout — an unusual show of frustration for a pitcher on his way to a win.

  • May 04, 2016 | State Another big verdict in talc case against Johnson & Johnson

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Twice in the past three months, juries have awarded tens millions of dollars to ovarian cancer victims who blamed Johnson & Johnson talcum powder for their illness — among the first verdicts in a gathering courtroom assault by law firms that are aggressively recruiting clients through TV ads and the Internet.

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