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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...

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
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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