News for Sunday, January 29, 2012
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Northwest Missouri State’s David Nilges finished eighth in the 3,000-meter run Saturday at the Concordia University Classic.
Alex Apperson and Sarah Koestner captured individual events Friday at the Principia Indoor Relays.
Several area athletes posted top-eight finishes in the MSSU Lion Invite held Friday and Saturday.
The Lincoln women’s track team had three first-place finishes in the Jawhawk Classic held Friday.
Brandon Marshall caught six passes for 176 yards and a Pro Bowl-record four touchdowns and the AFC used a second-half surge Sunday to beat the NFC 59-41.
Even the usually dour Bill Belichick was joking around as the New England Patriots arrived in Indianapolis for Super Bowl week.
It was one of those teaching moments coaches are always talking about — for both teams.
It’s hard to imagine what was more jaw-dropping — Fatima’s seven points in the first half Sunday, or the fact the Comets weren’t out of it despite that low total.
Marian Gaborik got the best of New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist, and Zdeno Chara scored the winning goal for the NHL All-Star team named after him.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A long line of cars and trucks collided one after another early Sunday on a dark Florida highway so shrouded in haze and smoke that drivers were instantly blinded. At least 10 people were killed.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — For weeks the protests had waned, with only a smattering of people taking to Oakland’s streets for occasional marches that bore little resemblance to the headline-grabbing Occupy demonstrations of last fall.
Marcus Denmon’s shooting touch has been as under the weather as the Missouri guard.
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A gambling machine supplier has agreed to pay a $375,000 state fine for not telling Missouri regulatory officials about a federal subpoena and other law enforcement actions related to its electronic bingo games in Alabama.
WASHINGTON, Mo. (AP) — An online program provided at no cost by a church-run health care system in four states is helping school districts promote health education.
Marian Gaborik beat New York Rangers teammate Henrik Lundqvist twice in the first period, and finished with three goals and an assist to earn Most Valuable Player honors by leading Team Chara to a 12-9 win over Team Alfredsson in the NHL All-Star game Sunday.
When the police commissioner’s TV host son found himself facing a rape allegation, he turned to a lawyer with a reputation for handling high-profile cases with low-key know-how.
Missouri economic development officials authorized a record amount of job-creation tax breaks for businesses in 2011, ratcheting up state incentives even as new data shows that past business enticements are falling short of their anticipated jobs.
High-school football doesn’t begin until August, but the Jefferson City Jays have already cleared a major hurdle: Filling the schedule.
The new district football format meant the Helias Crusaders would have to find nine regular-season games, not seven.
The Blair Oaks Falcons have finalized their schedule for the 2012 football season, and it’s an interesting-looking one for several reasons.
Voters question property ownership
With just more than one week to the election, many voters are still trying to get a clear picture on what Transformation projects will entail and are beginning to get down to the details.
Since 1999, Missouri’s Transportation Department must go to binding arbitration with a panel of three arbiters, if “the plaintiff in a negligence action against” the department asks for that arbitration.
Fifty-one Cole County businesses have been spotlighted by the Missouri Department of Revenue for not paying taxes.
Unless lawmakers change Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposed budget plans, Missouri’s public colleges and universities are in line for a 12.5 percent funding cut next year as part of the state’s effort to close a more than $500 million gap between expected revenues and planned expenses.
Missouri lawmakers scrounging for ways to save money in a tight budget may have hit upon a personal solution — work less.
More than 300 people came through the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City on Saturday to learn about, and view, eagles in the Mid-Missouri area.
Investigators have been analyzing blood found in the basement of a Maine home where a missing toddler was last seen six weeks ago, an official said Saturday.
Jefferson City High School celebrated Winter Sports with an assembly and a luncheon with the courts mothers’ luncheon on Friday and a dance on Saturday.
Delivering cookies and singing songs, collecting food and money, praying and writing thank-you cards. These are all planned activities for Mid-Missouri parishes to celebrate Catholic Schools Week this week with the theme “Faith. Academics. Service.”
For decades, Joe Paterno was the public face of Penn State. For almost as long, his near-constant companion, wife Sue, seemingly wielded as much influence.
Fingernail and toenail grooming trends change often just like clothing fashions. No matter if you prefer an indulgent spa experience or take care of your digits at home, there are plenty of manicure and pedicure styles to explore in 2012.
Nestled among the few remaining businesses that dot a rundown highway in this dusty West Texas town stands what’s become a surprise destination for marijuana-toting celebrities: the Hudspeth County Jail.
The trial for a southwest Missouri man accused of keeping a woman as a sex slave has been delayed by seven months.
In Silicon Valley’s white-hot competition for tech talent, programmers can face a daily barrage of calls from recruiters seeking to woo them to rival companies with offers of better pay and perks.
The family of a missing Kansas City baby has taped on appearance on the “Dr. Phil” show.
A mix of union members and Occupy protesters from across Indiana marched through Super Bowl Village on Saturday in opposition to the state’s proposed right-to-work legislation.
A New York teen who was living at a homeless shelter when she was picked as a semifinalist in a prestigious national science competition has moved into her new home.
On the weekend before the pivotal Florida primary, Newt Gingrich vowed Saturday to stay in the race for the Republican presidential nomination until the national convention this summer even if he loses Tuesday’s vote. Front-runner Mitt Romney poured on the criticism of his rival in television ads airing across the state.
Five Joplin people have been indicted in a heroin-distribution conspiracy that authorities allege led to the overdose death of a 26-year-old man.
Chris Isaak is returning to the roots of rock ’n’ roll and doing it old-school: All in one take.
An internal audit of the Missouri State University band program has raised red flags.
The body of a 6-year-old girl has been found nearly a week after she was swept away in a frigid, fast-moving Oregon river.
A jury has convicted a New York prison inmate of falsely filing tax returns seeking $890 million in refunds.
Claiming top spot in wrestling pool
The Jefferson City Jays racked up 205 points to win the Gold pool of the Francis Howell North Tournament on Saturday.
Jeremy Carr of Helias went 4-0 to win the 138-pound title Saturday at the Warrensburg Invitational.
Cole Kemna, Eli Roberts and Caleb Roberts claimed individual titles Saturday for Blair Oaks at the Seneca Tournament.
Ron Paul said Saturday the Republican presidential race has “a ways to go” and he doesn’t intend to get out or get behind another candidate anytime soon.
Jefferson City overcame a six-point halftime deficit to capture the crown at the Queen of Hearts Tournament with a victory over Kirkwood on Saturday at Villa Duchesne.
The Bolivar Lady Liberators notched a win over California on Saturday in a back-and-forth affair at the Camdenton Shootout.
Taron Morris and Jaden Barr combined for 44 points Saturday afternoon as the California Pintos topped the Dixon Bulldogs.
New Haven outlasted Chamois in overtime of the third-place game in the Hermann Tournament.
The Blair Oaks Falcons claimed the championship of the Russellville JV Tournament with a 52-23 win over Fatima in Saturday’s title game.
Lions beat Blue Tigers for the second time this season
The Lincoln Blue Tigers dropped a decision to Lindenwood University on Saturday afternoon, making Lincoln 0-6 in games outside of the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.
It may not count for a whole lot with rosters changing every year, but the Helias Crusaders will have a decided experience advantage when they play the Fatima Comets in today’s MFA Oil/Break Time Shootout.
When the Blair Oaks Falcons and Southern Boone Eagles face off today, the outcome could hinge on the play early in the game.
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown released his military service record Saturday documenting the more than three decades he has served in the Army National Guard.
The Lincoln women’s track team captured three first-place finishes in the Jawhawk Classic held Friday.
Oakland police say they arrested a total of about 150 people Saturday as protesters spent a portion of the day trying to get into a vacant convention center, and later broke into City Hall and tried to occupy a YMCA.
Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana came to the Sundance Film Festival to promote their closing-night film, “The Words.”
NBC asked GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday to pull a campaign advertisement made up almost entirely of a 1997 “Nightly News” report on Newt Gingrich’s ethics committee reprimand.
It’s been kind of a slow week for professional sports.
The Chicago Bears have hired Kansas City Chiefs director of college scouting Phil Emery as their new general manager.
Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain threw his support behind Newt Gingrich Saturday night, providing the former House speaker with a late boost just days before Florida’s primary.
Trip to SHOT Show renews faith
My voice is broken. Some would say lost, but I’m sticking with broken. My feet are still sore and my handshake grip is weakened. Yet, I survived another SHOT Show.
The Directors Guild of America Awards are the latest Hollywood film honors to go silent.
A police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct with a teenage minor was shot and killed while on duty by fellow officers Saturday as they tried to arrest him on California’s central coast, authorities said.
The driver of an SUV veered around a crossing arm and ignored flashing warning lights before the vehicle was struck by a light-rail train in Sacramento on Saturday, killing an infant and two adults, authorities said.
A 26-year-old man was arrested Saturday and charged with murder in two states after police say he killed his girlfriend in Georgia, and then fatally shot a South Carolina police officer responding to a report of suspicious activity, authorities said.
Greece and its private investors are close to a deal that will significantly reduce the country’s debt and pave the way for it to receive a much-needed (euro) 130 billion bailout.
Cyprus’ banks will be able to recapitalize on their own and won’t need state support thanks to fiscal measures buttressing the island’s financial system, the government said on Saturday.
A mythical film starring an 8-year-old girl and a documentary about the war on drugs took top honors at the Sundance Film Festival.
A 24-year-old male snowboarder has died after becoming trapped in an avalanche in a steep Utah backcountry area that the public was warned to avoid after potent snowstorms.
NBA ROUNDUP: Andre Iguodala recorded the eighth triple-double of his career with 10 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers won their second straight game with a 95-74 victory over the struggling Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.
COLLEGE MEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Terrence Jones highlighted a 27-point performance with a 13-0 run on his own and No. 1 Kentucky pulled away in the second half for a 74-50 win over struggling LSU on Saturday.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Skylar Diggins scored 24 points to help Notre Dame beat St. John’s for the Fighting Irish’s 18th straight victory.
The last time Kansas was in the Lone Star State, the Jayhawks knocked off Texas. On this trip, about 90 miles north of Austin, it only took 5 minutes for Kansas to fall behind by double digits to No. 1 Baylor.
PRO GOLF ROUNDUP: Tiger Woods put himself in position to win his second straight tournament Saturday, and this one would leave little doubt about which direction his game is going.
The following are questions from readers gathered from the News Tribune website, Facebook page and e-mails for the Transform Jefferson City campaign. Responding to the questions on behalf of the campaign are cochairmen Ken Hussey and Phil Freeman.
The following are questions from readers gathered from the News Tribune website, Facebook page and e-mails for the group opposing the Transformation sales tax, Citizens for Fair Tax.
Students and faculty Evangel University are remembering a graduate who died this week in Afghanistan.
The European Commission has said it will temporarily stop paying development funds to Latvia due to fears that the Baltic state lacks proper controls over how money is spent.
Royal Bank of Scotland chairman Philip Hampton is waiving a bonus of 1.4 million pounds ($2.2 million) in shares, the bank said Saturday as criticism swirled over a payout to the chief executive of the taxpayer-owned institution.
Etta James was remembered at a service Saturday attended by hundreds of friends, family and fans as a woman who triumphed against all odds to break down cultural and musical barriers in a style that was unfailingly honest.
When your dinner party guests include Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Kate Winslet and Glenn Close, and the whole affair is televised live, it can take months to plan the menu. That’s why the team behind the Screen Actors Guild Awards began putting together the plate for Sunday’s ceremony months ago.
Dimitra Arliss, who played a hired killer alongside Robert Redford and Paul Newman in the caper comedy “The Sting,” has died in Los Angeles. She was 79.
Maryland State Police say four people have died after a driver apparently went the wrong way on U.S. 50 between Washington and Annapolis and collided with another car.
The U.S. Coast Guard has freed two ships trapped by ice in the Straits of Mackinac between Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.
A homeless man who was stuck in thick mud near the Rio Grande river in Albuquerque for three days was rescued Saturday after some high school students on a field trip heard him yelling for help, authorities said.
Looking around at the tens of thousands of people waving American flags and cheering, Army Maj. Rich Radford was moved that so many braved a cold January wind Saturday in St. Louis to honor people like him: Iraq War veterans.
The embattled president of Yemen arrived Saturday in the United States for medical treatment for burns he suffered during an assassination attempt in June.
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum canceled his Sunday morning campaign events and planned to spend time with his hospitalized daughter.