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Intersection
6:07 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Enhanced enterprise zones in Columbia

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The China Connection
5:11 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

MU-China partnership affects local schools

Students at Colulmbia Independent School learn in a class that's part of the Confucius Institute program
Rachel Rice KBIA

The Confucius Institute at the University of Missouri was established in April of 2011 in order to foster economic and educational connections between Missouri and China. Since its establishment, the Institute has partnered with local schools to bring the Chinese language and culture to children grades K-12.

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Education
4:45 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Catching up with the future principal of Battle HS

Ninth grader Helen Temporal works on her mouse trap car outside her industrial tech. classroom at Oakland Junior High.
Camille Phillips KBIA

Battle High School won’t open its doors until August 2013, but the school’s future principal is already busy making plans. KBIA’s Camille Phillips recently caught up with Dr. Kim Presko at Oakland Junior High, where she has been principal for the past twelve years.

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Business
3:53 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

St. Louis Zoo plans to buy former hospital site

The St. Louis Zoo Association plans to purchase the site of the former Forest Park Hospital, which sits across Interstate 64 from the zoo.

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Education
3:41 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

MU students seek smoke-free campus sooner

Student leaders at the University of Missouri want the school to speed up its move to a smoke-free campus.

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Business
3:37 pm
Mon March 12, 2012

Joplin residents file complaints about mail delivery changes

Some Joplin residents and postal service workers are upset with changes in mail delivery in sections of Joplin hardest hit by last year's tornado.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:14 am
Mon March 12, 2012

MU researchers find possible key to longer electric car battery life

Researchers at the University of Missouri say they have found a new way to extend electric car battery life.
cindyt7070 flickr

A research team at the University of Missouri recently released a study that can improve the quality of batteries for electric cars.

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Politics
9:09 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Air Force cuts hit home in Missouri

The Air Force is responding to the federal government’s 2013 budget changes by cutting Air Force personnel jobs throughout the U.S. KBIA looked into how these cuts will affect Missouri Air Force bases.

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Sports
9:04 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Missouri basketball wins two seed, to play Norfolk State

(From left to right) Kim English, Mike Dixon, Marcus Denmon, coach Haith and Matt Pressey are showered with confetti when it’s announced the Tigers will be a No. 2 seed in the West region.

Winning the Big 12 tournament was not quite enough to earn a Number One NCAA tournament seed for Missouri.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:00 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Scientists say pesticide not fending off corn rootworm

jungmoon Flickr

Insect scientists say biotech corn is losing its ability to fend off a major insect pest known as the corn rootworm.  The scientists say continued widespread use of genetically-modified corn will only make the problem worse.

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Politics
7:39 am
Mon March 12, 2012

In runup to Republican caucus, Santorum tours southern Missouri

Presidential candidate Rick Santorum followed up his primary victory in Kansas with stops in Missouri, including a Saturday, March 10 visit to Cape Girardeau.
KRCU

With a victory in Kansas under his belt, Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is looking to the next round of primary states. As Isabel Hohl reports from Cape Girardeau, that includes the battleground state of Missouri, where Santorum toured over the weekend.

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CoMo Weekender
5:21 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

CoMo Weekender ft. Women, Plays and Bikes

COMOPOLO players Aaron Hand, Johnathon McDowell, Christian Losciale and Aimee Cunningham (clockwise from top-left) play a pick-up game at Cosmo Park in July 2011.
Nick Schnelle

IAT's 4th Annual Short Women's Play Festival (Fri-Sun, 7 p.m.)

Get ready for another festival, and this one won’t have you standing in the Q before the show. The Independent Actors Theatre is hosting the 4th Annual Short Women’s Play Festival at The Bridge. In conjunction with Woman’s History Month, the six featured plays are new works by female playwrights from around the country.

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Off the Clock
5:20 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Glory days for the Mafia in Kansas City

"Where two brothers where shot to death from ambush in Little Italy this morning."
Terence O'Malley

Kansas City may be famous for its jazz and barbeque, but it also has the dubious distinction of having had one of the best Mafias in the country.

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Politics
5:10 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Gov. Nixon sees off MO National Guard team

Members of a Missouri National Guard Agribusiness Development Team have received a sendoff from Gov. Jay Nixon as they prepare for deployment to Afghanistan.

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Business
5:00 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Columbia makes changes to its EEZ proposal

The ongoing debate over the Enhanced Enterprise Zone in Columbia prompted a change today. The proposed blight zone for Columbia is now a little bit smaller.  The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Advisory Board unanimously voted in favor of eliminating six portions of the original blight zone. 

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