A botanical garden at the University of Missouri is sponsoring a spring fashion show for style mavens and backyard gardeners.
The Mizzou Botanic Garden encompasses plant displays near historic points across the Columbia campus. The garden will host a Thursday night fashion show entitled "Taking the Mystery out of Plants."
Local mystery writer Elaine Viets will help host the 8 p.m. event in Memorial Union's Stotler Lounge. The show combines plant displays with detective-themed apparel designed by textile and apparel management students.
Missouri Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer says he was assured by a top federal official that an electronic list of people with Missouri concealed gun permits never was used by any federal agency.
Luetkemeyer says he spoke with Patrick O'Carroll, the inspector general of the U.S. Social Security Administration. He says O'Carroll confirmed that a Missouri-based investigator recently asked for and received a list of more than 160,000 concealed gun permit holders from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Republican Representative Dwight Scharnhorst is proposing a bill that would give tax incentives to individuals who donate to a scholarship program for special needs students.
But opponent Jim Ward says that it would be better not to specify individuals with particular disabilities, as it does not affect everyone.
"So this by nature, isn't something that is going to be accessible to everyone. And that just flies in the face of the constitutional requirement of what free and adequate public education is for everyone."
Ten years ago this week, U.S. and British troops took control of Baghdad. A tank crew helped Iraqis pull down an enormous bronze statue of Saddam Hussein in the center of the capital. The toppling became a symbol of victory over the dictator’s regime.
Originally published on Wed April 17, 2013 12:48 am
Budget writers in the Missouri Senate turned their attention today Thursday to the Highway Patrol and the Department of Public Safety as they continue to question why the state’s list of conceal-carry weapons holders was given to the federal government.
Colonel Ron Replogle testified that the Patrol received a request for the list in November of 2011 from the Social Security Administration, which was conducting a fraud investigation.