News for Sunday, September 21, 2014



Your Opinion: Reuse should guide courthouse project

Reuse, reuse, reuse should be the key word to discuss among the Cole County commissioners about the courthouse project.

Our Opinion: Adjusting the volume on trash service

News Tribune editorial

Jefferson Citians are talking trash. The occasion is the effort by city officials to seek public input in advance of negotiating a new contract for solid waste services.

Perspective: No to Noranda

Is it reasonable for you to pay more on your electric bill so that an aluminum smelter 250 miles away can get a reduced rate?

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E-cigarette law may present legal questions

The debate over electronic cigarette sales and regulations in Missouri comes down to a simple question. Are e-cigarettes tobacco?

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Family shares story of Tipton football player's tragic death

‘We do watch the game in a different way’

A Tipton family is sharing the story of the death of their son with a national audience in hopes of showing the dangers of football and possibly making it safer.

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Nashville music major returns to Mid-Missouri home stage

Andrea LaRay shared her music with the town that inspired it Saturday at the 24th Annual Ozark Ham and Turkey Festival in the city of California.

Investigative panel to study effects of water patrol merger

State Rep. Diane Frankin, R-Camdenton, says an investigation is needed to determine how well the merger of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Water Patrol is working.

Coffee with the Jefferson City Council

Jefferson City Councilmen Carlos Graham and Glen Costales sat down with some of their constituents for an informal chat over coffee with their new program called “Coffee with Councilmen” on Saturday morning.

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Pre-Civil War mansion designated Jefferson City Landmark

Nick and Mildred Monaco revived a pre-Civil War mansion and made it a city Landmark.

Defendants pleased with ruling dismissing Helmig suit

U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey ruled last week that Dale Helmig had not made — and could not make — his case of wrongful arrest and malicious prosecution for his conviction of killing his mother in 1993.

The Mayor’s Cup — sparking a sailing interest

The Fifth Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta was Saturday afternoon at Binder Lake.

BizBeat: Fazoli’s closing Jefferson City restaurant

Fazoli’s, an Italian restaurant chain known for its pasta and unlimited garlic breadsticks, plans to close its Jefferson City location on Oct. 1.

BizBeat: McKnight expanding in former bakery

McKnight Tire is taking over the old Butternut Bakery near its Jefferson City business on Dunklin Street, planning to open another automotive business there by mid-October.

BizBeat: New craft beer coming to Capital City

A new brewery founded by two former Anheuser-Busch employees has started distributing its beer in Jefferson City.

Building permits issued in July 2014

By Jefferson City municipal government

Jefferson City issued 38 building permits in July.

Master gardeners to celebrate 10th anniversary

Central Missouri Master Gardeners will be celebrating their 10th year anniversary in October and are holding several workshops and events to mark the occasion.

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Garden’s design ebbs, flows throughout growing season

Gail and Bob Cummins' 121 Summerhill Drive property has been named the September Yard of the Month by the Bittersweet Garden Club and Central Missouri Master Gardeners.

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Jays race to crown at C.C. Invitational

Having all but clinched first place in the Capital City Invitational, the Jefferson City Jays took to the field against Raymore-Peculiar on Saturday afternoon looking to make it a certainty.

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Battered Crusaders finish soccer tourney with loss

It’s a good thing the Capital City Invitational was only two days and not three, or the Helias soccer team might have had to forfeit a game.

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Helias fights past Battle, 29-14

It wasn’t the best performance of the season for the Helias Crusaders. But a win is a win.

MU offers voluntary buyout offer for some faculty

The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is offering a buyout option for some of its tenured faculty members.

State hosts hearing on Riverview Gardens district

State education officials are headed to north St. Louis County to discuss steps the unaccredited Riverview Gardens school district is taking to improve.

Columbia pastor, artist, poet collaborate on book

Early one morning in June 2013, Tim Carson, senior minister at Columbia's Broadway Christian Church, stopped mid-shower and was overcome by an image. To him, it was a striking revelation.

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Long day for Tigers ends with them falling to Hoosiers

Missouri lost a lot Saturday. The Tigers lost left guard Anthony Gatti to an ACL injury. They lost defensive end Markus Golden for the game to a nagging hamstring injury. They even lost their nation-leading streak of forcing a turnover in 47 straight games. But the loss that will sting most was on the scoreboard.

Press Box: Discussing the merits of potential football Hall of Famers

Finally, some fun

SPORTS COMMENTARY: It was nice on Saturday to get something that made me focus on the actual playing of sports, rather than the disgusting deeds done by the players of those sports.

Lady Jays win at Blue Springs Invitational

The Jefferson City Lady Jays finished first while the Jays were third Saturday in the Blue Springs Invitational.

Shea leads Lady Crusaders to win at Fulton Invitational

The Helias Lady Crusaders claimed the girls team title Saturday at the Fulton Invitational.

Perspective: Empowering students to take charge of their learning

Elementary schools and middle schools in Springdale, Ark., have an effort in place to encourage students to take a deeper interest in their progress.

Fatima boys take Fulton Invitational title

The Fatima Comets bettered 21 other team Saturday to take boys team honors at the Fulton Invitational.

Meyer leads Calvary Lutheran at Odessa

Ryan Meyer of Calvary Lutheran finished seventh Saturday at the Odessa Invitational.

Helias goes 2-3 at softball tourney

The Lady Crusaders went 2-3 in the Liberty tournament Friday and Saturday.

Girls Tennis: Lady Jays drop 2 in tourney

Jefferson City went 1-2 at the Columbia Tournament, opening with a 2-7 loss to Lee’s Summit West.

Blair Oaks falls in title game of softball tournament

The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons came up just short of winning the title inthe UCM Tournament, losing 1-0 to Blue Springs South in the title game.

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Driftwood Outdoors: Visit Missouri public property on National Pubic Lands Day

Public property has played a vital role in my life, and I suspect there’s a special public place that has had an impact on yours as well.

AP Interview: El-Sissi, Egypt and the terror fight

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is feeling vindicated by the world's alarm over Islamic extremism that is fueling wars and bloodshed across the Middle East.

Gaughan snatches Nationwide win at Kentucky

Brendan Gaughan surged past rookies Chase Elliott and Ty Dillon in a wild three-wide run after a final restart for a hard-earned victory in Saturday night's 300-mile Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway.

Custer youngest winner at 16 in NASCAR series

Cole Custer's first stand as a NASCAR winner landed him in the stock car record book.

No fatalities in 3-car wreck

Three vehicles were involved in a collision in Boone County early Friday evening.

Sprint car driver killed in Wisconsin

Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann was killed in a wreck during practice for a race Saturday night at Beaver Dam Raceway.

NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made it nearly impossible to determine how many of its troops are operating inside Ukraine.

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Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days

The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors.