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School Choice in Texas: Subjecting Students to the Whims of Wall Street

About a quarter of the kids in the San Antonio school district attend charter schools. Most are the low-income, minority students we think about when we imagine providing innovative opportunities for kids stuck in failing public schools in bad neighborhoods. For a long time, school reform has targeted only kids from poor families. You know, the lucky ones who get those free lunches.

January 20, 2013 | Jason Stanford | Columnists


Too early to say

Travel anywhere in the Sunflower State and people will tell you it's dry. It's so dry the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared last week that all but one of the 105 Kansas counties is in a drought disaster. This clears the way for farmers and ranchers to seek low-interest emergency loans.

January 20, 2013 | John Schlageck, Kansas Farm Bureau | Agriculture


Among family treasures, it’s the ties that bind

Your children eventually reach the age when you can entrust them with family heirlooms. For daughters, that is around 22. For sons, it's 45. When it arrives, daughters get jewelry, place settings and quilts. Boys? Cigar boxes, pocket knives and money clips. But last week I went out on a limb and decided it was time to give son Tommy something I truly valued. And while I deliver the punch line, refrain from that sip of coffee. Because I gave him some of my neckties.

January 20, 2013 | Matt Keenan | Local Life


Troupe brings ancient Chinese culture to FHSU; event features music, history, theater, martial arts

In musical, theatrical and kung fu performances of the likes rarely seen outside China, Fort Hays State University presents the Hua Xia Orchestra from Henan Museum of China and monks of the Shaolin Temple Kung Fu Team.

January 20, 2013 | | Local News


PCC announces honor roll

In order to be on the President's Honor Roll list at Pratt Community College, a student must be full, taking at least 12 credit hours, and must have between a 4.0 grade point average.

January 20, 2013 | | Education


Believe in Christ

Dear Editor,

January 20, 2013 | | Letters to the Editor


Presentation explores the lives of frontier freighters

Join the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association in Lyons as they celebrate Kansas Day with the program "A Bullwhacker's Life Freighting Supplies over the Plains," a presentation and discussion by Jim Gray on January 29th 2013 at 7 p.m. The program will be held at the Lyons State Bank Community Room, 104 E. Avenue North in Lyons. Members of the community are invited to attend the free program. Contact Linda Colle at 620-241-8719 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

January 20, 2013 | | Local News


Cardinals great Musial dies at 92

ST. LOUIS - Stan Musial, the St. Louis Cardinals star with the corkscrew stance and too many batting records to fit on his Hall of Fame plaque, died Saturday. He was 92.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tigers beat ’Stangs

ST. JOHN - Playing without junior point guard Kade Kinnamon for the first time this season, the St. John-Hudson High School boys' basketball team was able to come away with a big win over rival Macksville in the championship game of the St. John Lions Club Mid-Winter Classic.

January 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Te’o provides answers, but more questions remain

NEW YORK - Manti Te'o tried to put one of the strangest sports stories in memory behind him, insisting he was the target of an elaborate online hoax in which he fell for a fake woman created by pranksters, then admitting his own lies made the bizarre ordeal worse.

January 19, 2013 | By Ralph D. Russo AP College Football Writer | AP Sports


No. 4 Jayhawks rally to beat Texas

AUSTIN, Texas - No. 4 Kansas is still unbeaten the last two months. Beleaguered Texas is still winless in the Big 12.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


No. 16 Wildcats hold on, beat Sooners

MANHATTAN - Kansas State finally got the better of its old coach.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Armstrong finally shows emotion while recalling talk with son

CHICAGO - Lance Armstrong finally cracked.

January 19, 2013 | The Associated Press | AP Sports


Tigers take early lead, hold on for 55-40 triumph over Oilers

ST. JOHN - It's not easy keeping up with the No. 1-ranked basketball team in Class 1A Division-I.

January 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


Cardinals put away Minneapolis

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington High School boys' basketball team put away Minneapolis for good in the third quarter, scoring 20 points in a 48-29 romp on Friday night in a second round game of the Hoisington Winter Jam.

January 19, 2013 | | Prep Sports


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