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Former Tiger signs with Twins

Former Missouri Kyle Gibson signed with the Minnesota Twins less than an hour before the signing deadline.

Kyle Gibson, Missouri's ace last season, has signed with Minnesota for a deal worth $1.85 million.

TUESDAY FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK

Jared Perry, Blaine Gabbert look good Tuesday.

New group of MU safeties comes on to replace Moore

With William Moore stepping up to the NFL, the Missouri Tigers start with new safeties. Hardy Ricks is listed at No. 1 on the Tigers' depth chart at strong safety during preseason practice. Sophomore Kenji Jackson is listed as the top free safety.

Today's Question: How should the city deal with coming retirements?

More than half of the city's roughly 200 supervisor-level employees are expected to reach retirement age in the next five years.

Cash-strapped states raid 911 funds

Cell phone subscribers in nearly every state pay anywhere from 20 cents to $1.50 a month for what is described in their bills as 911 improvements. In some states, less than half of that money is actually going to help emergency dispatchers keep pace with the features of smart phones.

Hate speech turns into hateful actions

Whether the topic is abortion, racism or health care reform, hate speech can lead to illegal and immoral actions among fringe groups, adding to the caustic atmosphere of debate in America.

Health care needs reform, not overhaul

The debate over health care reform is becoming more about playing politics than actually looking at the facts. But do we even need to fix a system that might not be broken?

Aaron Crow still hasn't signed with the Royals

The former Mizzou pitcher was the No. 9 selection in the 2009 draft.

Missouri ACT scores hold steady, exceed national average

Missouri high school students exceeded the national average on the ACT college entrance exam by half a point, but three-fourths of Missouri test-takers still failed to meet college readiness bench marks.

Missouri unemployment rate holds at 9.3 percent

For the first time in a year, state's jobless rate has not increased from the previous month. Missouri gained 3,800 jobs in durable good manufacturing, and 1,300 in health care and social assistance.

Missouri's Better Business Bureau: More than 90 nursing homes offer payday loans

The organization questions the ethics of employers making money off the wages of their workers.

U.S. senator's visit could herald new Myanmar policy

Despite the success of U.S. Sen. Jim Webb's trip to Myanmar, scholars don't think the ruling generals of the country will meet long-standing international demands to release opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi ahead of elections set for 2010.

Toddler found in swimming pool dies

Twenty-month-old boy dies after wandering into swimming pool at family home.

Columbia Police investigate early morning armed robbery

Police are searching for two masked men who robbed a home early Tuesday morning. At about 1:45 a.m., two men wearing bandanas over their faces forced open the door of a home, awaking the resident, according to a news release.

City of Columbia prepares for rush of retirements

Faced with rising numbers of employees at retirement age, the city of Columbia is taking the neccessary steps to maintain services and functions of many departments. Although the city has been gathering data on employees eligible for retirement and soon will begin work on broadening job classifications and salary ranges, it still lacks a formal plan to deal with the coming onslaught of retiring baby boomers.

ENGAGING PEOPLE: Sixth-grader learns how to grow up green

Sydney Hemwall grows up on a sustainable, organic farm her parents started five years ago in Pierpont.

Two new sidewalk projects using GetAbout money

The Columbia City Council on Monday night approved spending $545,000 in Non-motorized Transportation funds for easements needed to construct a sidewalk on the north side of West Broadway from Stadium Boulevard to Fairview Road. 

Drowning victim's heroism was no surprise

Corey Morris of Columbia died Saturday, Aug. 15, 2009. He was 15. Morris drowned after jumping in the Missouri River to save an 8-year-old boy who was swept away by the current.

Police reveal Taser videos to City Council

Columbia police shared two videos with City Council on Monday that depicted the incident in which Carl Alan Giles, 27, was stunned with a Taser on Aug. 1.

Council declines to repeal bicyclist harassment law

A proposal by Fourth Ward Councilman Jerry Wade to suspend an ordinance protecting bicyclists from harassment was rejected by the Columbia City Council on Monday night.

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