News for Sunday, September 9, 2012
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Council members want to see what university is willing to contribute
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Golden Hammer Award winner
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- Ruth Isabelle Straw
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- Carole Lehmen
- James L. Hartley
- Cleffie May Long
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- Joseph Christian Frank Sr.
Dorothy McGuire Williamson, who teamed with sisters Christine and Phyllis for a string of hits in the 50s and 60s as the popular McGuire Sisters singing group, has died. She was 84.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off a five-week vacation, lawmakers return to Washington today for a truncated pre-election session in which Congress will do what it often does best: punt problems to the future.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s fugitive Sunni vice president was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging on charges he masterminded death squads against rivals in a terror trial that has fueled sectarian tensions in the country. Underscoring the instability, insurgents unleashed an onslaught of bombings and shootings across Iraq, killing at least 92 people in one of the deadliest days this year.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has been traveling Missouri highlighting stark policy differences with her Republican challenger, Rep. Todd Akin.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government is selling more of its shares in insurer American International Group Inc., in a move that should decrease its holdings below a majority stake for the first time since the $182 billion bailout in 2008.
NEW YORK (AP) — With its huge reflecting pools, ringed by waterfalls and skyscrapers, and a cavernous underground museum still under construction, the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center is an awesome spectacle that moved and inspired some 4.5 million visitors in its first year.
CHICAGO (AP) — With Chicago teachers poised to go on strike for the first time in a quarter century, parents spent Sunday worrying about how much their children’s education might suffer and where their kids will go while they’re at work.
BEIJING (AP) — Survivors of a series of earthquakes that killed 81 people and injured more than 800 in a mountainous area of southwestern China were desperately waiting for more aid to arrive Sunday as jolting aftershocks kept fears high and hindered rescue efforts.
PARIS (AP) — The younger daughter of a British-Iraqi couple slain while vacationing in the French Alps has returned to Britain, while her badly wounded older sister has come out of an artificial coma.
The college football season’s barely begun, but it’s already over for a former Jefferson City Jay.
Four-time series champion Jeff Gordon felt like his hopes were dead in the water when NASCAR red-flagged his last chance to get into the playoffs because of rain at Richmond International Raceway.
Jeremy Guthrie has dominated the Chicago White Sox since coming back to the American League.
The Chiefs were without their best pass rusher, their top coverage cornerback, a stalwart on the defensive line and a reliable safety who hardly ever misses a game.
Jeff Fisher hoped his St. Louis Rams could hold Detroit’s powerful offense to field goals.
Matt Carpenter picked up another series of cuts to his already beat-up hand Sunday.
One after another, from Memphis to Nashville, doctors gave up on Shanyna Isom. None of them, it seemed, had even heard of a condition like hers, much less knew how to treat it.
For her sixth birthday in June, Tess Kromenhoek was at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she was given a new kidney, a priceless gift that came seven months after she underwent a liver transplant in Chicago. Both surgeries were deemed necessary for the little girl last fall after she was diagnosed with a rare genetic liver disorder.
A military veteran still carries the weight of war. A wife who had an affair struggles to be free of guilt. A driver laments killing a teenager in an accident caused by stormy weather. Why can't we all eventually, as the saying goes, forgive and forget?
President Barack Obama is drawing new attention to Medicare in the all-important battleground of Florida, taking on his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on an issue that has been more favorable to Democrats.
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A decision the Jefferson City Council will face may determine the future of air service in Central Missouri. The council is considering investing in the regional concept of air service by contributing $100,000 to attract a commercial air carrier to Columbia Regional Airport.
The biggest news coming from Tuesday’s Jefferson City School Board meeting may not be known for another month, or so.
Missouri’s Army National Guard has 14 new officers, including a dozen second lieutenants — the graduates of the Guard’s 50th Officer Candidate School.
Most American adults have detailed memories of Sept. 11, 2001, when terrorists attacked New York City, Washington, D.C., and a fourth hijacked plane crashed in rural Pennsylvania. Historically pivotal moments should be remembered, said Lorraine Adkins, president of the Cole County Historical Society.
Council members want to see what university is willing to contribute
The funding for JCTV is secured through June 2013, but what happens after that is still a question.
JCTV’s operations differ from other media outlets at Lincoln
As the Jefferson City Council looks at reducing funds for the city’s public, educational and government access channel, some have questioned what role the station plays outside of city contributions.
Cole County Judge Dan Green recently sentenced a Jefferson City man to two years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with a break-in at a public pool in May.
Wednesday is day of reckoning for Gov. Nixon’s vetoes
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon this year vetoed 14 bills state lawmakers wanted to add to the lawbooks.
As an older couple decked in red Georgia gear rounded a corner to Ninth Street in downtown Columbia on Friday, they looked as unsure of their surroundings as their surroundings were of them.
Deployed to Afghanistan last year with the U.S. Navy Reserve, Dee Whalen was grateful to receive letters and packages from home.
Any lingering questions were answered for the Helias Crusaders on Saturday afternoon.
The Blair Oaks Falcons and Fatima Lady Comets snagged a pair of wins in the event at Binder Park, while the Helias Lady Crusaders went 1-1.
Golden Hammer Award winner
Much has been shared about the ground-breaking partnership between the city and Housing Authority with the Old Town Revitalization Company and First United Methodist Church to create the Old Town Community Center at the corner of Atchison Street and Clark Avenue.
The Jefferson City Jays took team honors while Kaylee Ruff of the Lady Jays captured individual honors Saturday at the Raymore-Peculiar Cross Country Invitational.
The Army is taking over the prosecution of a Missouri soldier accused of killing a man who slept with his wife just hours before attending her funeral.
South Callaway competed in the University of Central Missouri Mule Run on Friday, a 4,000-meter race.
Lincoln’s Twishana Williams won the Maryville Classic on Saturday, helping lead the Blue Tigers to a fourth-place team finish.
Friday’s rains forced the Jefferson City Jays to postpone Saturday’s soccer game with Marquette.
Shows like the "Real Housewives" and "Basketball Wives" are doing us no good at all, researchers say
The reason for the dismal shift in most of today’s programming has a lot to do with reality television, as a new unscripted show seems to be popping up by the second, with a strong portion of these programs being steeped in gossip, fighting, boyfriend-stealing, and all-out meanness.
The Missouri Tigers had the Georgia Bulldogs right where they wanted them Saturday night.
After introducing Tigers to the league
As the Georgia players meandered off the field into the locker room following their 41-20 statement win over Missouri on Saturday night at Faurot Field, Bulldog defensive back Damian Swann held up a small dryerase board that simply read, “Welcome to the SEC.”
Two Door Cinema Club, "Beacon" (Glassnote)
Two Door Cinema Club blasted onto the airwaves in 2010 with its debut "Tourist History." The group's wistful and perfectly constructed ditties about youth and love lodged them firmly in the indie set and spread optimism through the hearts of losers and geeks with a positive love song, "Something Good Can Work."
Transplants like Jack White, The Black Keys and Kings of Leon have helped bring the spotlight to Nashville’s thriving — but long ignored — rock ‘n’ roll scene. Country may still be king in Nashville, but there are plenty of emerging rockers leading a revolution.
"The Map of the Sky" (Atria), by Felix J. Palma
Spanish author Felix J. Palma, with an amazing translation by Nick Caistor, has delivered a cross-genre masterpiece. "The Map of the Sky" isn't a thriller, science fiction, or fantasy, and it's not horror or a romance. It's an amazing blend of all of them set during Victorian times. Palma looks at Edgar Allan Poe's novel "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket" and ponders what event in Poe's life compelled him to write such an adventure.
Public Citizen says findings that higher dose poses grave risks are being ignored
The way Public Citizen sees it, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has dragged its feet for too long on a petition calling on the agency to stop allowing the drug Aricept to be marketed at doses that can cause severe — and even fatal — side effects.
The Southeastern Conference is known for being the best football conference in the country. It just might have the nation’s best commissioner, too.
"Ready for Retirement" site provides interactive tools for retirement planning
Finding seniors reluctant to retire in the post-pension era, AARP has unveiled a new Ready for Retirement website featuring a new Social Security Question and Answer (Q&A) interactive tool providing answers to the more than 11,000 questions AARP has received on the issue.
Finally, the fall season offers the matchup sure to attract the biggest audience of the campaign: President Barack Obama going one-on-one with Republican Mitt Romney in three prime-time debates.
Russia and Japan are putting energy cooperation ahead of a longstanding territorial dispute as they move ahead with a long-awaited liquefied natural gas project in this far eastern seaport.
Nissan Corp. has unveiled the second model from its new low-priced Chinese brand Venucia following what an executive said was a temporary dip in sales during anti-Japanese protests last month.
Study finds more than half of all app users have uninstalled or decided not to install apps for privacy reasons
Most apps are free or close to it, and many provide at least marginally useful services but a new study finds that privacy concerns are driving users away from apps.
Stores targeted for closing include 22 Save-A-Lots
Despite more consumers shopping at discount food stores, the competition remains tough. Supervalu has announced it is closing 60 under-performing stores including 38 in its retail food segment and 22 Save-A-Lot locations.
Those who found themselves glued to the TV for the first season of "Homeland" don't have to worry. At the show's second-season premiere on Friday, the cast promised more intensity, twists and turns.
Devices also feature high-quality cameras and run on Windows 8
While attention has been riveted in recent weeks on Apple and Samsung, as they fought their patent battle in court, other smartphone manufacturers seem to have been flying under the radar with pretty cool products of their own.
The remains of a man who died young while touring the world with Buffalo Bill were hidden for more than a century in an unmarked grave some 1,700 miles from his South Dakota Indian reservation. Now Albert Afraid of Hawk is returning home.
Glen Campbell came home this week. Hundreds of fans hollered and sprang to their feet to welcome the Country Music Hall of Fame member and one of Arkansas' favorite sons as the opening notes of "Gentle on My Mind" spilled into the theater.
The United Steelworkers and ArcelorMittal USA announced on Saturday a tentative agreement on a new three-year contract covering nearly 14,000 workers in eight states.
The vice president of the Chicago Teachers Union said Saturday the city school district's latest offer in contract negotiations was disappointing and that the wrangling would continue throughout the weekend, as tens of thousands of teachers readied to walk off the job on Monday.
Mariah Carey was late to the BMI Urban Music Awards, where she was the guest of honor, but that didn't stop other artists from literally singing her praises.
The Truman State Bulldogs romped to a 42-12 win over the Lincoln Blue Tigers on Saturday night.
SEC COLLEGE FOOTBALL ROUNDUP: Kolton Browning made the most of his return to Arkansas. Browning's 16-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-one lifted Louisiana-Monroe to a 34-31 overtime win over the No. 8 Razorbacks on Saturday night.
A trend toward gushing about rather than analyzing political speeches was apparent during television coverage of the conventions even before CNN's Piers Morgan compared Bill Clinton to Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr.
Asia-Pacific leaders focused their attention on rising concern over food security on Sunday, as they prepared to wrap up their annual summit with an agreement to slash tariffs on trade in environmental goods and a call to keep markets open even in hard times.
Clint Eastwood said the idea to use an empty seat as a prop at the Republican National Convention was a spur-of-the-moment decision when someone backstage asked if he wanted to sit down.
The decision by Las Vegas Sands to choose Madrid for a big "EuroVegas" casino project was welcomed by city officials Saturday, but potential obstacles include the company's decision to fund only 35 percent of the resort and to demand changes in local laws.
Alabama respectfully shut out Western Kentucky and Wisconsin showed that life without Russell Wilson is going to be tougher than expected. The top-ranked Crimson Tide had no trouble with the Hilltoppers, winning 35-0 on Saturday, behind AJ McCarron's four touchdown passes.
NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Hanley Ramirez hit a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the ninth and Los Angeles trimmed a game off their division deficit with a 3-2 win over NL West-leading San Francisco on Saturday.
AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: The Orioles continued their long-ball onslaught against the Yankees, hitting three home runs off CC Sabathia in a 5-4 victory Saturday night that moved Baltimore back into a tie atop the AL East with New York.
PRO GOLF ROUNDUP: The BMW Championship turned into golf's version of an All-Star game Saturday with Phil Mickelson making 10 birdies to share the lead with Vijay Singh, and a host of other proven players lined up behind them Saturday at Crooked Stick.
The team that owns the best record in baseball announced Saturday it has shut down its ace pitcher, Stephen Strasburg.
A Northern California man arrested after allegedly abducting his two children and trying to evade authorities by stealing a sailboat and sailing along the Northern California coast was being held on $200,000 bail, authorities said.
U.S. retail sales of new video game hardware, software and accessories fell for the ninth straight month in August, according to research firm NPD Group.
President Barack Obama can beat rival Mitt Romney as a television draw, but can't eclipse his old self.
France's Elysee Palace says former Beatle Paul McCartney has been decorated with the legion of honor for services to music.
Italian Premier Mario Monti on Saturday proposed a special European summit to confront growing populism in the face of the continent's financial crisis.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras insisted Saturday that the latest package of deep spending cuts, which will once again affect wages and pensions, will be the last, but he also defended the measures as necessary to restoring his country's financial credibility.