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Reliving history

FULTON — Westminster College will mark the 60th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s famous “Iron Curtain” speech in the school’s gymnasium by replicating President Harry Truman and Churchill’s experience in Fulton.

Receivers, line key for finale

Missouri wide receiver Sean Coffey knows what a deep passing threat can do for an offense. He understands that beyond gaining large chunks of yardage, connecting on a deep pass forces opposing defenses to make adjustments.

Unlikely pair picks up MU defensive line

One is outgoing, has dreadlocks and a 270-pound frame, says he’s from Miami’s “hood” and sports a mouth full of gold teeth. The other is a smaller, soft-spoken freshman who hails from a town in the Austin, Texas, area, talks about his grandmother in a drawl and has a mop-top haircut.

Teen found guilty of boss’ murder

WARRENTON — Quinton Canton Jr., one of two men charged in the shooting death of Mexico, Mo., restaurateur Komninos “Gus” Karellas, was convicted of second-degree murder Wednesday. The verdict came on the one-year anniversary of Karellas’ death.

Property damage sparks three arrests

An MU student facing charges in connection with what Columbia police said was a plan to break into a house and assault a man Saturday afternoon brags on his Facebook profile about resisting arrest and the incompetence of police officers.

Tigers sign second recruit from Redlands

The Missouri men’s basketball team added another recruit to its 2006 class Wednesday with the signing of Vaidatos Volkus, a forward from Redlands College, Okla.

Roof required for Super Bowl in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY — NFL owners voted Wednesday to tentatively award Kansas City a Super Bowl, largely as a tribute to owner Lamar Hunt, who gave the game its name.

Westminster speech predicted Cold War

Flurries of light fluttered in through the windows of the Westminster College gymnasium. Near the entrance, dignitaries such as Missouri Gov. Phil Donnelly stood in anticipation. Helen Danuser, 32, had been seated in bleachers adjacent the speaking platform for nearly one hour.

Group discusses landlord accountability proposal

A proposed city ordinance that would force landlords to curb nuisance behavior on their properties received mixed reactions from the Nuisance Party and Property Task Force and realty groups on Wednesday night.

Parents, teachers attend drug awareness forum

A remote control police car whizzed across the table. John Warner, school resource officer for West Junior High School, played with the seemingly innocent toy, then held it up to the audience of concerned parents and teachers.

Missouri native seeks fourth manager post

The position of city manager is nothing new to Larry Stevens, who has been the top administrator in three Midwest cities since he began his career 27 years ago. Now, Stevens, who is one of five finalists for the Columbia city manager position, says he is ready to return to his home state of Missouri.

Watkins has 28 years of city job experience

If it hadn’t been for a tough German course, Assistant City Manager Bill Watkins could have found himself in a different role — one that might include his name in a newspaper byline.

Stolen SUV chased into wooded yard

As she was sitting in her pajamas and baby-sitting her baby brother, the last thing Rachelle McCoy expected to see out her window Wednesday afternoon was a police chase.

250 perform for Mozart’s 250th

Tonight, the University Philharmonic and the Choral Union mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birthday with a performance of his “Requiem.”

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