News for Saturday, December 20, 2014
A Christmas Wish Part 4: Learning language No. 5
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A Christmas Wish Part 4: Learning language No. 5
English is Uwizeyimana Judith’s fifth language. And she’s been working with ABLE — the Adult Basic Literacy Education program — to learn how to read better in her newest tongue.
Private sessions fit the student's schedule
With so much debate about education these days, it may be hard to believe some adults still don’t know how to read. That’s where ABLE comes in.
State and local officials participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Lafayette Street interchange project in Jefferson City on Friday.
Maryville educator to succeed Mitchell
Larry Linthacum was a Jefferson City High School business teacher and assistant coach for football and basketball in the 1995-96 school year.
Lincoln University will offer a new master of science degree in Integrated Agricultural Systems starting next summer.
Lincoln University Curators this week approved a new, one-year contract with Royall and Company of Richmond, Virginia for marketing and undergraduate recruitment services.
A week from now, more than 60 Mid-Missourians will be in the heart of the Roman Catholic Church.
The Missourians, a Dickens-style caroling group, is nearing the end of its season, but the public still has one more opportunity to enjoy a performance.
The California boys basketball team beat Fatima 54-37 in the title game of the Linn Invitational on Friday.
This week, the Cole County grand jury handed down several indictments, finding there were enough evidence in these cases to send them onto the circuit courts for possible trial.
The Helias Lady Crusaders made their first shot Friday night, then missed missed their next 15 the remainder of the first quarter.
The Blair Oaks boys basketball team defeated Linn 57-39 to finish third in the Linn Invitational.
Two people were injured in a two-vehicle accident at 7:27 a.m. Friday on U.S. 63 at Castle Rock Road in Osage County.
At Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks
U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley says U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will personally review the case of an Iowa man who drowned while in a Missouri state trooper's custody at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Opponents of three new ordinances limiting the sales and use of tobacco and e-cigarettes have launched a petition drive to erase the new laws.
Missouri will get more than $280,000 from T-Mobile US following claims that the company unfairly charged customers for third-party text message subscriptions.
When you score 85 points in a basketball game, odds are you’re going to have a lot of players get in on the action, and the Calvary Lutheran Lions were sharing the wealth Friday night.
When the Calvary Lutheran girls basketball team found themselves down 11-0 less than four minutes into Friday’s game against Higbee, it looked as if it might be a long night for the Lady Lions.
The thawing relationship between Cuba and the United States has left a Jefferson City native who scooped ice cream at Central Dairy as a teen and later helped uncover hidden Russian missiles in Cuba more than a little circumspect.
Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.
Two days after reopening diplomatic relations with Cuba, President Barack Obama said Friday he doesn’t expect the effort to bring overnight change on the island, a quick end to the U.S. economic embargo or the likelihood that he will soon visit the communist nation.
In loss at Branson
BRANSON — Helias fell Friday night after Branson’s Colby Sutton drilled a 3-pointer with 4.4 seconds left, sending the Pirates to a 47-44 victory.
Behind 18 points from Aaron Brandt, Chamois defeated Prairie Home on Friday, 56-46.
A southeast Missouri man's prison term will end April 15 after he was granted clemency this week by President Barack Obama.
Missouri’s Department of Economic Development has been named the No. 1 economic development agency in the country.
Pakistan hanged two convicted militants Friday in the country’s first executions in years, while warplanes and ground forces pounded insurgent hideouts in a northwest region bordering Afghanistan — part of a stepped-up response to the Taliban slaughter of scores of schoolchildren.
Jordan Garnett and Isaac Weider each scored 20 points as Vienna defeated Newburg on Friday, 65-51.
The Jefferson City JV boys basketball team defeated Cuba 62-47 in the fifth-place game of the Linn Invitational.
A St. Louis-area woman accused in the shaking death of a 13-month-old girl may get a new trial date.
Ernie Terrell, whose brief reign as heavyweight champion ended with a punishing loss to Muhammad Ali in a 1967 grudge match, has died. He was 75.
The Royals have been so busy this offseason, they gave out two No. 15 jerseys in one week.
Southeast Missouri State University is moving forward on its plans to establish a housing option specifically for students in Greek organizations.
The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday.
In college football
The College Football Playoff era is here and as the bowl season starts, it feels a bit like a New Year’s three-for-one special: Three big games instead of one.
When Kim Anderson was asked to recall his favorite memory from the Missouri-Illinois Braggin’ Rights series, the first-year Missouri basketball head coach didn’t hesitate.
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander says he is reducing the amount of state tax revenue needed for his office.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community.
Former "7th Heaven" star Stephen Collins declares he's not a pedophile, and insists he has molested a minor on just one occasion and engaged in sexual misconduct with only three girls in all.
Powdered alcohol hasn’t even arrived in stores yet, but states already are moving to ban the product touted by its inventor as an easy way to mix a drink on the go.
‘Hands Up’ players donate to residents at holiday event
JENNINGS — The St. Louis Rams players who did the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture treated residents of nearby Ferguson to some holiday cheer Friday.
ST. LOUIS — Tre Mason averaged just 2.5 yards per carry last week. A critical lost fumble hurt the most for the St. Louis Rams rookie running back, and he is looking for a bounceback game against the New York Giants.
Despite growing public support for legalizing marijuana, a lawsuit filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma shows at least two segments of American society are prepared to fight the idea before the nation’s highest court — social conservatives and law enforcement.
The parents of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes begged Friday for his life to be spared through a plea bargain — a move that rekindled the long-running, emotional debate about whether the horrific details of the mass killing should be played out at his upcoming trial.
The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn’t complete.