She rose from poverty in South Carolina to be one of the nation's most versatile performers, a self-proclaimed "sex kitten" famous for her catlike purr. She was once dubbed the "most exciting woman in the world" by Orson Welles.
One unexpected event followed another -- right to the end of the year.
The unit is a pilot program developed through a partnership of the National Guard Bureau, the University of Missouri and the Missouri Farm Bureau. The 47 soldiers arrived Wednesday in Springfield.
Mr. Pinter, who died of cancer Wednesday at the age of 78, was considered the most influential British playwright of his generation.
Democrat Sara Lampe says she won't let her minority party status get in the way of seeking more money for various education initiatives, or working against a vouchers push.
Mrs. Litton was the mother of Jerry Litton, a popular Democratic congressman from northwest Missouri who died in a plane crash in 1976 after he won his party's senatorial primary.