‘Mad scientist’


Alma Laney is a plant virologist working on his post doctorate at Kansas State. He uses a Facebook page to combat bad information online about science.

  • Wildcats pick up third straight win

    Senior infielder Jake Scudder’s RBI single in the top of the eighth inning Sunday broke a 2-2 tie to help the Kansas State baseball claim a 3-2 victory over Ohio State at the Sunshine State Classic Series.

  • K-State host Oklahoma on Tuesday



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    Bob Odle, left, cuts down tall grass in front of K-State’s engineering complex while Randy Hobbs waits to rake up the clippings. The K-State workers trimmed the grass to allow it to grow in “nice and green” in the spring and summer, Hobbs said.

  • HANGING ON Rodeo

    State rodeo team member Dixon Winn rides a bull Friday night at Weber Arena on campus. The finals of the K-State Rodeo start at 1 p.m. Sunday.


  • Reducing trffic deaths is up to us

    Traffic statistics have a hard time competing with Washington scandals, terrorist attacks or North Korean missile launches, but that doesn’t mean the information doesn’t merit attention.

  • We must learn more about indigenous culture

    To the Editor: I completely endorse the letter of David Jones in the Mercury last Wednesday regarding American history courses and historical projects in USD 383 schools, both elementary and secondary.

  • Tax bill a timely breakthrough

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State & Region

  • Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas

    GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western Kansas.

  • Jayhawks can take stranglehold on Big 12 with win at Baylor

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There's a very simple reason every rival coach picked Kansas to win the Big 12 this season: Only one of those coaches has been around when the Jayhawks failed to do it.

  • Kansas lawmakers vote to roll back governor's deep tax cut

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican-led Legislature voted Friday to roll back a deep tax cut championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, conceding it helped put the state in dire financial straits and setting up a possible showdown with him.

  • Chinese national in Kansas guilty in engineered rice theft

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Chinese national living in Manhattan, Kansas, is guilty of conspiring to steal proprietary rice seeds developed in the U.S. and giving them to visitors from China.

  • Kansas deputy testifies about alleged sexual assault

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas sheriff's deputy says two Kansas City-area men who are charged with kidnapping and raping her referred to each other by name during the attack.

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