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Retired Hickman principal to run Catholic high school

Hickman's former principal Bob Nolke is taking a job as Interim Adminstrator for Columbia's future regional Catholic high school after retiring in 2001. He will be providing information about the plans for the high school, marketing and securing additional funding.

Obama to mark first 100 days with stop in Missouri

Although Missouri as a whole voted against President Obama, Jefferson County didn't. He's stopping by Jefferson County on his 100th day in office to show his support.

Specter becomes Democrat; 60-vote majority is near

Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania just switched parties, becoming the 60th seat in the Senate for the Democratic majority. He blamed Republicans in Pennsylvania for becoming too conservative, which he believed would not allow him to be elected to a sixth term in the Senate.

Missouri House rejects derision over slavery remarks

Rep. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, compared expansion of government-run children's health care to economic slavery in March.

Swine flu spreads to Middle East, Asia-Pacific

Most people confirmed with the new swine flu were infected in Mexico, where the number of deaths blamed on the virus has surpassed 150.

Students, faculty react to new End-of-Course Assessment exams

Students and faculty members at Rock Bridge and Hickman high schools talk about taking the new End-of-Course Assessment, or EOCA, which replaces the Missouri Assessment Program, or MAP. Just like the MAP, the EOCA is used to measure academic progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Columbia police log on to Facebook, Twitter

Newly appointed Public Information Officer Jessie Haden said the Columbia Police Department is considering using social networking sites Facebook and Twitter to get in touch with the community.

New indictment reveals additional charges in Cut Throat case

A revised indictment filed by the U.S. Attorney's office brought additional weapons and drug-trafficking charges against the 16 suspected members of the Cut Throat Gang.

Stankowski Field set to be renovated this summer

MU recreation officials said dates have been set to renovate Stankowski Field and the floor in the Jungle Gym at the MU Student Recreation Complex.

$1 billion in tax cuts passes Missouri House committee

The House Tax Reform Committee passed the amendment, 7-4, along party lines. Democrats have raised questions about the constitutionality of the bill.

Business journalism association to move to ASU

The headquarters for a national business journalism professional association is moving  from MU to Arizona State University as part of Arizona's revamping of  its curriculum.

Hickman excels in field events at home meet

Hickman's track and field team had success in the field events Tuesday at the six-team Hickman Relays.

Obama's legacy will turn on economic results

His term in office could merit its own name, but some worry he's not doing enough.

Anheuser-Busch InBev headquarters to stay in Belgium

The beer giant will keep its headquarters of more than 600 years in Belgium despite the fact that the newly acquired Anheuser-Busch accounts for 40 percent of the company's business.

High-tech Missouri chess center prepares for match

The nation's finest players are scheduled to participate in the country's most prestigious chess tournament in the new facility that features 150 chess boards and 10 flat-screen TVs.

Kansas City-area business on sale for $1

The new owner of the Independence appliance store will be responsible for the $3,300 per month lease payment, and in return, will receive all appliances, parts and materials.

Israeli official: Swine flu name offensive

The deputy health minister of Israel calls for renaming the swine flu the "Mexican flu," saying the reference to pigs is offensive to Jews and Muslims.

Man to stand trial in Hannibal killings

Manuel Cazares is charged with second-degree murder in the February deaths of his former girlfriend, 27-year-old Amanda Thomas, and 25-year-old Carl Patrick Epley. Cazares is an illegal immigrant whose status wasn't discovered until after his arrest.

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