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Originally published on Sun November 18, 2012 8:11 am
Some of the latest news on the conflict in Syria:
-- Israel Fires Back. "Israeli troops fired tank shells into Syria on Monday in retaliation for a mortar round that struck near an army post in the Golan Heights, scoring 'direct hits' on the source of the fire, the [Israeli] army said." (Al-Jazeera)
Paula Broadwell, the woman whose extramarital affair with retired Gen. David Petraeus led to his resignation Friday from the post of CIA director, is a major in the Army Reserve who specializes in counterterrorism issues. She's also the author of All In: The Education of General David Petraeus, a biography of the former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
Today Paul Pepper chats with COLIN SMIALEK, Central Missouri Scale Modelers, about the upcoming "TigerCon". Colin also plays show and tell with a couple of models. HEATHER HARLAN, Phoenix Programs, Inc., is our second interview. An online (www.phoenixprogramsinc.org) auction ends TODAY at noon. Don't miss out! Heather also talks about a concert happening this Thursday.
The FastCAT express route will run on a condensed schedule during the upcoming academic breaks for University of Missouri and Stephens college. The shorter schedule starts this Friday, Nov. 16. Regular operations will resume Monday, Nov. 26. Marketing specialist for Columbia Transit Christa Holtzclaw explains the altered route will mirror all other regular Columbia transit routes.
The United Way of Central Missouri raised more money than it planned to during this year’s Community Fundraising Campaign. The United Way’s goal was $1.65 million and it raised $1.7 million. Ann Bax, President of the United Way of Central Missouri, said the money raised will be allocated among the 25 agencies they serve.
“We’ve tried to partner with agencies that kind of fit together like a puzzle and address all of the needs that are here in our community that we serve," Bax said.
Cole County and Jefferson City residents voted against extending Jefferson City’s boundaries last week. Proposition One would have extended city limits to include an area called Meadows by the Lake along with two hotels and a store within the area.
City Administrator Nathan Nickolaus said there was a high voter turnout, and 65 percent of voters agreed with it. But, the support needed to pass the proposition was still a little short of 66.6 percent. Nickolaus said the reason for the proposition failure could be tied to voters not being informed about it.