February 7, 2012 |
Republican long shot Rick Santorum poked holes in Mitt Romney's aura of inevitability Tuesday night with a trio of upset victories that shifted the dynamic of the 2012 presidential contest. The former Pennsylvania senator's wins in the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses and Missouri primary were setbacks for Romney, the national front-runner, who had been expected to cruise easily through a series of relatively minor February voter tests. He must now wait three weeks to regroup, when Arizona and Michigan hold what suddenly are shaping up as unexpectedly important primaries.
December 18, 2009 |
The students streamed into the Marbles Yoga studio -- shoulders rolling and minds calming -- as they prepared to spend an hour with their instructor inside the sun-dappled room. For many students, the class is as much about the spirit as it is about exercise. But for the Missouri Department of Revenue, it's strictly recreation, and the state informed yogis that studio owners and instructors must charge a 4% sales tax on class fees. The tax, which took effect last month, has roiled the normally serene yoga world, whose supporters maintain that their pastime should be exempt from sales tax as a spiritual pursuit.
July 2, 2007 |
Flooding worsened Sunday across parts of Kansas and Missouri, forcing more people from their homes. Meteorologists said it could be days before rivers returned to normal after more than a week of drenching rainfall on the Plains. The Kansas National Guard was sent to help with a mandatory evacuation of Osawatomie, a town of 4,600 about 50 miles southwest of Kansas City, Mo.
September 29, 1985 |
Interstate 70 in Missouri could be the scene of some heavy traffic jams starting Monday. Two of baseball's division races could be settled in the state of Missouri, and then again they may tighten. The Kansas City Royals play host to the Angels for a four-game series in what could determine the winner of the American League West. That begins Monday. Meanwhile, starting Tuesday across the state, the St.
December 21, 2008 |
A 21-year-old woman accused of sending a vulgar text message to a 17-year-old girl is one of the first cases brought under a Missouri law against cyber-bullying that was inspired by the suicide of a teenage girl. The 2006 death of 13-year-old Megan Meier after she received cruel Internet messages prompted state lawmakers to update the harassment law this year so that it covers bullying and stalking through electronic media, such as e-mails and text messages.
September 16, 2004 |
A Missouri judge will allow a case over Marlboro Lights against Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA to proceed as a class action, but has placed limitations on those who can participate in the case. Circuit Court Judge Michael David in St. Louis limited those eligible to join to Missouri residents who purchased and smoked Marlboro Lights cigarettes from Nov. 9, 1995, five years before the original filing of the suit, through Dec. 31, 2003.
August 20, 2002 |
You say "Missou-rah," I say "Missou-ree"--and so does most of the state, it seems. "Missou-ree" beat "Missou-rah" by a 3-1 ratio--3,921 to 1,390--in a mock election at the Missouri State Fair. "This long-standing debate can be put to rest, at least for those who say 'Missou-ree,' " Secretary of State Matt Blunt said.
January 17, 1986 |
Running back Tony VanZant of Hazelwood High School, citing the pressure of recruiters from all of the major colleges in the country, announced Thursday night that he will attend the University of Missouri. VanZant led his high school to a Class 5A championship last season and was honored as Player of the Year by Parade magazine.
December 5, 1986 |
Tailback Barry Sanders rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown Thursday night as Oklahoma State defeated Missouri, 10-6, in the final Big Eight football game of the season. Sanders, a freshman, carried 22 times as he shared duties with sophomore Mitch Nash. Thurman Thomas, the Cowboys' banged-up All-Big Eight tailback, carried only one time and fumbled after a 15-yard gain.
July 6, 1987 |
She's a battlewagon from World War II still carrying shells made in 1937. Most of her men were a decade too young for Vietnam. Yet that's the chosen team: the modernized and still Mighty Mo and an untapped but tuned crew--recently ordered to the Gulf of Oman near the neck of the Persian Gulf. There has been no formal announcement of the Missouri's move to volatile seas where 37 Americans were killed aboard the USS Stark in May as the frigate monitored a Middle East war between others. But . . .