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.
June 3, 2011 |
This isn't Missouri, where TV news stations show the wreckage left by the tornado that roared through Joplin. It isn't Alabama, where a deadly twister tore through Tuscaloosa five weeks ago. But it might as well have been for Mary Talley, who watched in agony Thursday as her family's home was laid bare for all to see, from the laundry basket in the bedroom to her son's black pastoral robe. Few of the stunned onlookers snapping pictures of the spectacle took notice of Talley, leaving the tiny 73-year-old woman with a cane to quietly grieve for the yellow house that was reduced to ruins by a tornado that left a swath of Massachusetts in shambles.
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 . . .
September 10, 2004 |
Receivers throwing touchdown passes. Offensive linemen scoring. A blocked punt. Troy State used gadgets and luck to rally from a 14-0 deficit and upset No. 19 Missouri, 24-14, Thursday night at Troy, Ala. "We don't have to beat them 365 days," Trojan Coach Larry Blakeney said. "We just have to beat them for one 60-minute segment of history. For that one 60 minutes, Troy was better than Missouri."
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.
July 8, 1990 |
The nation's largest teachers' union issued a report calling for a gradual end to the controversial practice of grouping students according to past performance. Robert Chase, vice president of the National Education Assn., said it would be "foolhardy and unrealistic to expect that tracking can be eliminated overnight," but said the union will offer strategies to better arrange class groupings.