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8:48 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Mo. transition team helps RR Donnelley’s newly unemployed

Jefferson City
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Jefferson City based company RR Donnelley laid off close to 500 employees Tuesday after announcing the layoff in August.

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Education
8:27 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Another MU major player announces retirement

Jackie Jones, MU Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services
Credit MU

Over the last several months, some of MU’s top leaders have announced they are walking away in the near future.

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PM Newscasts
5:31 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

PM Newscast for October 2, 2013

  Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Rep. Hartzler wants her salary withheld
  • New dental school opens in Kirksville
  • Wiley House shelter sees increase in overnight stays
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Education
4:50 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

What Mizzou professors would tell their viral-video-quitting grad now

The MU graduate who quit her job through a video that went viral has caused quite a stir in Columbia and around the world.  But—believe it or not—there are some better ways to quit a job.

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Business
4:27 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Enterprise Holdings to add 11,000 workers

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St. Louis-based Enterprise Holdings, the nation's largest rental car company, plans to hire 11,000 new full-time workers by the middle of next year.

The hiring is expected to be complete by July 31, and could boost the company's workforce to more than 80,000, depending on attrition.

The company plans to hire nearly 8,500 for management trainee positions, including many recent college graduates. Others will be hired for positions in information technology, administration and support roles at the company headquarters in suburban St. Louis, and in branch stores.

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Agriculture
4:20 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Is millet the next trendy grain?

Millet, long an ingredient in birdfeed, could be the next food to capitalize on the heritage grain trend.
Credit Luke Runyon / Harvest Public Media

Heritage grains are trendy. Walk through a health food store and see packages of grains grown long before modern seed technology created hybrid varieties, grains eaten widely outside of the developed world: amaranth, sorghum, quinoa.

But there’s another grain with tremendous potential growing on the Great Plains: millet.

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Business
4:10 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Callaway County homeless shelter sees increase in overnight stays

Wiley House
Credit United Way of Callaway County

A record set at one Callaway County homeless shelter could reflect a bigger problem.

Wiley House, a shelter for homeless adult men and women, had a record number of individuals stay overnight in July and August. Executive Director Brad Sheppard said the shelter has seen an increase every year since it opened in 2009, but he still didn’t expect such high numbers.

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Education
4:03 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

New dental school opens in Kirksville

Credit A.T. Still University

A new Kirksville dental school is seeking to ease a shortage of dentists in Missouri.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health opened Tuesday at A.T. Still University. The only other dental school in the state is at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The new dental school's initial class of 42 includes only nine Missouri residents. But the school hopes that its health center placement program will persuade many of them to remain in state.

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Education
3:59 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Mo. Supreme Court continues debate on school transfers

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The Missouri Supreme Court again is considering a court challenge to a law permitting students to transfer from unaccredited school districts to other districts nearby.

The court upheld the law earlier in a case from the St. Louis area. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court's focus turned to Kansas City, which has been unaccredited since 2012.

Taxpayers from five surrounding districts filed suit and contend the transfer law is an unfunded mandate violating the Missouri Constitution.

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Politics
3:55 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Shutdown impacts veterans' trip to DC

The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. is one of many federally operated facilities closed due to the government shutdown.
Credit Bernt Rostad / Flickr

As the federal government shutdown enters its second day, it continues to cause headaches for many, including for a group of Missouri and Kansas veterans flying to Washington, D.C.

KSHB reports that the nonprofit Heartland Honor Flight organized the trip. Its first stop today was the closed National World War II Memorial. The group was hopeful it would get inside after a Mississippi veterans group did on Tuesday.

Several federally run Missouri attractions also are closed, including Mark Twain National Forest.

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Politics
3:49 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Rep. Hartzler wants salary withheld until government shutdown ends

Credit Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Some of Missouri's House members, including Republicans Vicky Hartzler of the 4th District and Jason Smith of the 8th District have requested that their salaries be withheld until the government shutdown ends.

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Views of the News
2:18 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

'CNN can do better'

Professor Amy Simons

  

Media criticism and critique from Missouri School of Journalism professors Amy Simons, Earnest Perry and Mike McKean.

Crime
8:43 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Columbia PD cracks down on jaywalkers

Columbia Police Department logo
Credit File Photo / KBIA

The Columbia Police Department is cracking down on pedestrian and bicycle violations along Providence Road to increase safety awareness. 

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Politics
8:21 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Gateway Arch, campgrounds among idled Missouri facilities

Gateway Arch in St. Louis
Credit paparutzi / flickr

Baseball fans arriving in St. Louis for the start of the playoffs this week can scratch off one potential side visit — the Gateway Arch.

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Agriculture
8:06 am
Wed October 2, 2013

Government shutdown crimps some food inspections

Furloughs at the Food and Drug Administration mean fewer inspections for some foods.
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Consumers can rest assured that even with the government shutdown that went into effect on Tuesday, all of the meat, poultry and eggs bought from the grocery store will be inspected as usual by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

But that’s not necessarily the case for other foods -- like cheese, produce and boxes of cereal. Inspections for these products fall under the purview of the Food and Drug Administration, which had to furlough 45 percent of its staff on Tuesday.

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