Chicago police say "two reputed gang members were out for revenge from a previous shooting when they opened fire on a group of students in a South Side park last month, killing 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton," the Chicago Tribune writes this morning.
Lindsey Lang, singer with the Kansas City Chorale, is Columbia’s latest claim to fame. The chorale left the pre-telecast of the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony with awards for the 'Best Engineered Classical Album" and "Best Choral Performance".
Lang was a soloist on the winning album “Life and Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen.” She said it was made during her first year as part of the Kansas City Chorale.
“It was very stressful having it be my first season with the group and making a CD because it was a very intense process," Lang said.
Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 5:08 pm
Testimony was heard today on legislation that would redefine what constitutes workplace discrimination in Missouri.
If passed, workplace discrimination would have to be a motivating factor, not just a contributing one, in any wrongful action taken against a worker by an employer, which is the current federal standard. Attorney Rich AuBuchon spoke in favor of the bill on behalf of his former employer, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce. He told the House Committee on Workforce Development and Workplace Safety that the state’s current definition of discrimination is hurting Missouri’s economy.
What will likely be a day-long drip of leaks about tonight's State of the Union address begins with this:
"President Barack Obama will announce in his State of the Union address that 34,000 U.S. troops will be home from Afghanistan within a year, two people familiar with his remarks said Tuesday." (From The Associated Press)
The wire service adds: "That's about half the U.S. forces currently serving there, and marks the next phase in the administration's plans to formally finish the war by the end of 2014."
President Obama's second inaugural address was widely perceived as a throwing down of the gauntlet in how it framed his progressive faith in government and challenged his Republican political opponents in any number of ways.
Given that, expect to see more glove-throwing Tuesday as the president delivers the first State of the Union speech of his second term.