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Seductive destruction

The meth capital of the United States. That’s the reputation rural

Missouri has earned. Statewide, 2,743 meth labs were busted in 2002. The drug lures users in. Leslie Roettgen knows all about it. Meth makes her feel brilliant and powerful.

All safe in emergency jet landing

Forty-two passengers and two crew-members are safe after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Columbia Regional Airport around 10:45 a.m. Sunday, according to airline officials.

United Express flight 5452, operated by the Appleton, Wisc.-based company Air Wisconsin, was en route to Washington-Dulles International Airport from Kansas City International Airport. While airport officials originally cited a failure in the plane's left engine, Air Wisconsin spokes-woman Kelly Lanpheer said the problem was actually in the warning light for the engine.

Tigers scramble to beat Billikens

ST. LOUIS – It wasn’t pretty, but it was effective.

Missouri defeated St. Louis University 65-62 on Sunday at Bauman-Eberhardt Center.

MU hopes struggles in the past

If Missouri coach Quin Snyder could rid Tigers history of its struggles in 2003, he probably would.

Starting 2004 with a 76-56 win against Iowa on Saturday at Hearnes Center was a good start.

Shot won’t fall in frustrating finish for Kewps

Taylor Florence’s jump shot had fallen for most of the fourth quarter, but when it counted most, he came up short.

Hickman lost 71-69 to Poplar Bluff on Sunday at the MFA Oil Break Time Shootout at Hearnes Center. Florence’s 8-foot jumper from just inside the lane at the buzzer hit the rim but bounced away to the left, dropping Hickman to 4-7.

Final flourish saves Tigers

ST. LOUIS — In what was supposed to be an easy final tune-up before heading into the Big 12 Conference season, but Missouri had to play hard until the end against the struggling St. Louis Billikens.

The Tigers escaped with a 65-62 victory to extend their winning-streak to four despite playing their ugliest game of the year before 1,050 fans at Bauman-Eberhardt Center.

Challenge to school funds awaits filing

JEFFERSON CITY — On Tuesday, an attorney representing 229 Missouri school districts plans to file a long-expected lawsuit challenging the way the state funds public schools.

His plaintiffs include school officials, students, parents and taxpayers. And his claim is twofold — that Missouri fails to provide enough money to schools, and that the money it does provide is handed out unfairly.

Time to stock up for another year

Well, it’s a brand-new year and time to get on the good foot, as the old folks used to say. Most of my friends who traveled by air during the holidays seem to have accepted that extensive security checks and long waiting periods are rapidly becoming a way of life. They consider a few inconveniences a small price to pay for the peace of mind of safe air travel. Some have expressed their belief that high levels of security alerts will be with us for years.

Many of us have adjusted to the reality that we have entered a new phase of global existence. People of different economic, political and social levels have divergent views as to what our future role will be in the new world order. For some, it is a time of great confidence and self-assurance; for others, discomfort and uncertainty weigh heavily on the mind.

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