There was a lot of hand-shaking and back-slapping at the recent groundbreaking for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kan. Soon, the first construction will begin on an independent utility plant for the top-security animal disease lab.
It’s been 4 and a half years since the Department of Homeland Security awarded the project to Kansas, and it's been a rocky road to this point.
For a long time, the 46-acre site in a north corner of the Kansas State University campus has been fenced off, guarded by security, with an Olympic pool-size hole inside.
Making the right medical choices is harder than ever. We are overwhelmed by information from all sides: doctors' recommendations, dissenting expert opinions, statistics, the advice of friends, and a never-ending stream of drug company ads.