Education
2:44 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

MU Faculty Council discusses voting rights for non-tenure-track faculty

The University of Missouri Faculty Council addressed a voting rights proposal to non-tenure track, or NTT faculty at its most recent meeting in Memorial Student Union.

The change will allow NTT faculty to vote on University matters. NTT faculty members are hired under one- or three-year contracts. The exclusion of NTT members has ocurred for years at MU, but has now been brought to the council as a proposal.

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It's All Politics
2:38 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Supreme Court Soldiers On, Despite Sandy

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 5:34 pm

While the rest of the federal government shut down Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court was open for business as usual — at least long enough to hear two cases argued.

It is hardly the first time that the high court was the macho guy in town, staying open when the rest of the government was closed. The reason appears to be tradition, albeit a modern tradition.

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Crime
2:30 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Property owners, law enforcement collaborate against crime

Scott Davidson Flickr

With the holidays approaching, residents are taking precaution to help avoid crime. Property owners and law enforcement officers met for the third annual Columbia Landlords Against Crime event.

The Columbia Apartment Association accounts for about 2,500 rental units in the city. Since 2003, rental unit arrests have decreased from 4,000 arrests a year to 2,650 arrests in 2011. Law enforcement records show, most crime on rental property occurs in government assistance housing.

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It's All Politics
2:20 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Obama And Romney Respond To Sandy With Election (And Katrina) In Mind

President Obama walks toward the White House on Monday after returning to Washington to monitor the government response to Hurricane Sandy.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 2:48 pm

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the week before Election Day is certainly not turning out the way anyone expected, especially the presidential candidates.

President Obama and Mitt Romney found themselves ditching their schedules for the start of the week as they responded to exigencies created by the massive hurricane raking the U.S. Eastern Seaboard.

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Science, Health and Technology
2:17 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Jefferson City announces mobile app contest winner

Jefferson City’s mobile app contest announced its first place winner, Michael Roling last week. City Administrator Nathan Nikolaus proposed the event in April in hopes of encouraging local developers and residents to start thinking about interactive features for the city. The apps list information about nightlife, local businesses, social media and news information.

Michael Roling, developer of the JCMO app said he wanted to do something for his hometown.

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The Two-Way
2:12 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Travel Headaches: Sandy Shuts Down Subways, Cancels Flights

Pedestrians pass a New York Police Department station beside a closed subway entrance at Times Square on Monday.
John Minchillo AP

Even before making landfall in the United States, Sandy is already causing some massive travel headaches:

-- In the air, 8,000 flights have been cancelled through Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.

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U.S.
2:10 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Pumps And Polls: Why Americans Wait In Lines

People wait to purchase groceries in self-checkout lanes at Safeway in Washington, D.C.
Keith Jenkins NPR

Originally published on Mon October 29, 2012 2:55 pm

Please line up for this multiple choice quiz:

Days before the deluge descended and the chaos commenced, Americans along the Eastern Seaboard waited patiently in single-file lines to try to influence their destiny. Were they ...

A) Waiting to buy gasoline at a station before Hurricane Sandy hit?

B) Showing up to participate in early voting for the 2012 election?

C) All of the above

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Agriculture
1:55 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Hunters could help fight hunger

Missouri hunters can fight hunger this hunting season. The Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri sponsor the Share the Harvest program, which helps fight hunger by allowing hunters to donate their deer meat to approved meat processors. The meat is then distributed to several food banks and local food pantries and given to those in need.

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Around the Nation
1:54 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Listeners In Hurricane's Path Report On Sandy

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Science, Health and Technology
1:49 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

University Hospital receives Stroke Gold Plus award

University Hospital has received the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association's Stroke Gold Plus award for the second year in a row.

American Heart Association spokesperson Stephen Hall said the Stroke Gold Plus award reflects the hospital’s efforts to give the best stroke care.

"The reason these awards are so significant that it is very important that individuals who exhibit symptoms of stroke are treated appropriately and with guidelines that are based on, you know, rapidly changing science and the most up to date information,” Hall said.


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