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Science, Health and Technology
5:19 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

MU School of Medicine Dean to retire amid billing fraud probe

Harold A. Williamson, Jr. of the University of Missouri Health System announces the investigation into billing fraud within the university’s Department of Radiology.
Jonathan Ingram KBIA

The dean of the University of Missouri School of Medicine is retiring following an internal investigation by the university’s Health System revealing possible billing fraud by the Department of Radiology.

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CoMo Weekender
4:28 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

CoMo Weekender: June Bug ft. Art in the Park, rummage sales, a cocktail party

Photos from Art in the Park 2011
Jonathan Steffens

This weekend is all about supporting artists and charities. Explore Art in the Park. Hop rummage sales. Or take some me-time by heading to a cocktail party or concert. Start the month of right. Here’s how:

 

Art in the Park (Sat-Sun, 10 a.m.)

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Science, Health and Technology
9:20 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Corps grants contracts to firms to rebuild Birds Point levee

The repair work is worth $20 million.
File flickr

The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts to three firms for work to repair the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri, a levee intentionally breached by the corps at the height of spring flooding in 2011.

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Politics
9:16 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Cell phone tracking bill currently before Gov. Nixon

The bill before Nixon would require cell phone companies to provide police with the location of any customer who's been reported missing.
File KBIA

Among the more than 110 bills passed by Missouri lawmakers this year is one designed to help law enforcement officers track a missing person through the potential victim’s cell phone signal.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:35 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Robots on the farm

Brent Ware, a member of the robotics team at Kansas State, stands next to a planting robot that won a national competition.
Jeremy Bernfeld Harvest Public Media

There’s always work to be done on the farm, but often it’s the same work day, after day, after day. Parts of the job must feel a bit like an assembly line.

While it’s impossible to automate farming like many manufacturers have automated their assembly lines, using robotic technology on the farm might not be so far off.

Farm robots in the classroom

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Education
5:29 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Lincoln University cuts December commencement for now

KOMUnews Flickr

December graduates at Lincoln University are going to have to wait another five months before they can walk across the stage. Lincoln is suspending December commencement activities until further notice.

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Business
5:18 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

MU has high hopes for COU-Atlanta flight beginning next week

MamaGeek Wikimedia Commons

Columbia Regional Airport is starting its daily, non-stop service to Atlanta one week from today. The University of Missouri believes the new flight could open up opportunities for future enrollment. MU Senior Associate Director of Admissions Chuck May says the flight offers a direct connection to one of the busiest airports in the world.

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Global Journalist
5:04 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Documentary film directors evade censorship in Egypt and China

How do documentary film directors avoid censorship in countries like Egypt and China?

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Education
4:51 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Truman State University Press keeps booking

KoS Wikimedia Commons

Despite the announcement of the plan to close the University of Missouri Press, another university press in Missouri is resilient.

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Agriculture
9:06 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Mo. conservation officials to address deer disease

Missouri conservation officials are holding a public meeting Saturday to discuss a disease affecting deer in the northern part of the state.

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Education
8:23 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Retired Boonville school placed on endangered building list

The advocacy group, Missouri Preservation announced Wednesday that Boonville’s Central Elementary School was on its Most Endangered Historic Places List for 2012.

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Politics
8:20 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Columbia group aims to recall first ward councilman

A Columbia group wants to collect signatures on a petition to remove First Ward Councilman Fred Schmidt from his post.
File KBIA

The group Keep Columbia Free has started a campaign to recall First Ward Representative Fred Schmidt.

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Agriculture
5:34 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Calm before the corn

Clay Masters Iowa Public Radio

Corn has been good to farmers. Helping fuel a boom in the ag sector. And as this year’s record corn forecast indicates, Midwestern farmers can’t seem to plant enough of the grain. Even with concerns growing about the effectiveness of today’s high-tech genetically engineered seeds, farmers aren’t backing down.

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Education
5:14 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Missouri higher education officials plan conference

Officials of Missouri colleges and universities will gather next week for a day-long conference on issues including finances and academic quality.

The state Coordinating Board for Higher Educations is sponsoring the June 7 meeting in Columbia. It's expected to draw about 100 top administrators and members of governing boards, along with leaders of national organizations.

Politics
5:11 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Wisconsin Senator Johnson aids Brunner in Missouri campaign

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is in Missouri hoping to help a man with a similar background score a similar victory.

Johnson was attending a fundraiser and campaign event Wednesday for John Brunner, one of three prominent Republicans seeking to challenge Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

A Brunner spokesman said the campaign hopes to raise $50,000 from the fundraiser in suburban St. Louis.

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