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2008-07-11 00:00:13

By Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 10--Kansas Attorney General Stephen Six unveiled a new Internet safety Web site this afternoon aimed at educating children, teens, parents and others about threats they face online. "This is a Web site that is going to give Kansas kids and their families tools to use and learn and teach them how to be safe on the Internet," Six said during a press conference at the Breidenthal Community Center for Youth & Families in Kansas City,...

2008-07-10 15:00:26

By Robert A. Cronkleton, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 10--Kansas Attorney General Steve Six unveiled a new Internet safety Web site this morning aimed at educating children, teens, parents and others about threats they face online. Six, who made the announcement at a Boys & Girls Club in Topeka, will be in Kansas City, Kan., this afternoon to unveil the site locally. He has scheduled a press conference for 1 p.m. at the Breidenthal Community Center for Youth & Families at...

2008-07-04 06:00:39

By Ray Scherer, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 4--MAYSVILLE, Mo. -- Terry Pearl didn't let a devastating fire change his plans to publish a weekly newspaper Thursday. Mr. Pearl, publisher of the DeKalb County Record-Herald, has other decisions to make after a suspicious early morning fire destroyed his business. This week's pages were ready for publication but perished in the fire. Two men were taken into custody after the fire, DeKalb County Sheriff Wes Raines said. Kevin Brumley,...

2008-07-03 21:00:12

By BRUCE RUSHTON CANTON, Mo. - Levee failures on the other side of a flooding river often bring respites. While one side gets flooded, levees on the other side get relief from rising waters. Mississippi River lore is rich with tales of worried landowners dynamiting levees on the far bank to save their own property. But Illinois reached across the Great Muddy on Tuesday to help Canton, a town about 25 miles north of Quincy. And Canton desperately needed the truckload of sandbags that...

2008-07-03 15:00:41

By Dan Bustard, Eagle Times, Claremont, N.H. Jul. 1--SPRINGFIELD -- In a perfect matching of needs, the first new major tenant to sign on with developers of the former Fellows Gear Shaper building in Springfield will lease 30,000 square feet next year for an integrated primary care practice. Springfield Hospital announced plans Monday to form the Springfield Medical Group, which expects to be ready by October 2009 to bring 12 to 14 physicians and clinicians under one roof with a...

2008-07-02 06:00:55

By Clinton Thomas, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo. Jul. 2--It's lights out for the Aquila era. After more than a year of hearings, paperwork and shareholder votes, the Missouri Public Service Commission approved the merger between Aquila and Great Plains Energy on Tuesday by a 2-1 vote. Great Plains Energy is the holding company for Kansas City Power & Light. After the $1.7 billion deal is complete, KCP&L will manage all electric services formerly run by Aquila in Missouri....

2008-06-28 06:02:23

By Jennifer Mann, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 28--AMC Entertainment Inc. on Friday launched a four-week test in Kansas City and 12 other markets to drive customers to its Web site for movie listings and other information. The Kansas City-based movie exhibitor, the second largest in the U.S., ran a so-called "Star Note" on the front page of The Kansas City Star, a Post-it note that advertisers can buy to be placed on the top of a section. The ad directed readers to the exhibitor's...

2008-06-17 06:00:41

By Julius A. Karash, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jun. 17--Missouri consumers who reach the end of extended group health coverage after a layoff will soon be able to obtain coverage through the state. Effective July 1, qualified persons will be eligible for guaranteed coverage through the Missouri Health Insurance Pool, also known as the state's "high risk" insurance pool. Eligible persons must apply for the state coverage within 63 days of exhausting extended group coverage. COBRA,...

2008-06-16 15:00:40

By Melissa Dunson and Joe Hadsall, The Joplin Globe, Mo. Jun. 15--Emerson and Royal Heights elementary schools in Joplin are only a few miles apart geographically, but a new study concluded they are worlds apart academically. Royal Heights ranked 30th among more than 2,100 schools statewide while Emerson came in at 1,647, according to "Show Me: The Grades" based on 2007 Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) index scores. Kathy Brown, parent of a student at Royal Heights, said she was...

2007-11-23 06:00:21

By Jim Sullinger, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Nov. 23--Kansas highway worker Denny Close sat inside a backhoe cab, waiting for gravel to be dumped into his machine's large scoop. As the backhoe sat on the outside shoulder, cars sped down Kansas 10 at 70 miles an hour. Most passed him on the inside lane of the four-lane highway. But occasionally, a car or truck would drive by in the outside lane, within a few feet of Close and his backhoe. Close is used to such encounters by now, but...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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