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2007-07-04 06:18:29

OSAGE BEACH, Mo. _ It's a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon, and Party Cove is awash in alcohol-fueled revelry. On one side, a boatful of men hollers at bikini-clad women and encourages them to drop their tops. The women oblige, eliciting hoots and hollers. On the other, a man cocks his arm and launches an unopened can of beer into a crowd more than 50 feet away. A few minutes earlier, in a similar display of male machismo, a man hurled a bottle that struck a woman on the head and opened a...

2006-08-10 14:32:21

By Carey Gillam KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A Missouri couple who must get married or move in order to comply with a housing ordinance in Black Jack, Missouri, sued the town on Thursday, claiming rules prohibiting the unmarried couple and their children from living together are unconstitutional. The petition, filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, challenges a Black Jack city ordinance that prohibits more than three people from living together in the same house if...

2006-07-22 06:01:02

By Jason Gertzen, The Kansas City Star, Mo. Jul. 22--"This will be a major effort in the life sciences for us." Guy Bailey, chancellor of the University of Missouri-Kansas City The University of Missouri-Kansas City has a new multimillion-dollar effort to push more discoveries out of the laboratory to patients' bedsides. Leaders are seeking up to $25 million in federal funding, recruiting nine top researchers and seeking community partners for a new Institute for Translational...

2005-12-14 11:48:23

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A ruptured reservoir that feeds an Ameren Corp. hydroelectric plant unleashed 1.5 billion gallons (6.8 billion liters) of water into the Black River in Missouri's Ozark Mountains on Wednesday, the utility said. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries downstream from the 440-megawatt plant near Lesterville in southeastern Missouri, but an Ameren spokeswoman said an emergency plan calling for evacuations was activated. Local media reported at least one...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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