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Sheriff accused of weapon violation appears in Boone County court

columbiatribune.com — An embattled Central Missouri sheriff charged in Boone County with a felony weapons charge made his first court appearance Monday and his attorney entered a not guilty plea on his behalf. Michael R. Dixon, sheriff of Osage County, stood silently during his brief arraignment in front of Boone County Associate Circuit Judge Deborah Daniels.

Gannett tells Tribune shareholders not to vote for board

columbiatribune.com — NEW YORK (AP) - Gannett is escalating its pursuit to buy rival newspaper company Tribune, telling shareholders of Tribune not to vote for board members up for election in June. Gannett, the publisher of USA Today and other newspapers, said Monday that withholding a vote at Tribune's annual meeting next month will send a message to the management team that it needs to engage in takeover talks.

Midwest economic survey index figure drops after 3 increases

columbiatribune.com — The survey results are compiled into a collection of indexes ranging from zero to 100. Survey organizers say any score above 50 suggests economic growth. A score below that suggests decline. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says "continuing weakness in the region's agriculture and energy sectors remains an obstacle to improving overall growth."

Buffett hits hedge funds while they're down, faulting high fees

columbiatribune.com — After telling shareholders that he would offer "probably the most important investment lesson in the world," he said Wall Street salesmanship has masked poor returns for years. Consultants, he added, have steered pension funds and others to high-fee managers who, as a group, underperform what you could get "sitting on your rear end" in index funds.

Ameren proposing 2 customer-supported solar energy efforts

columbiatribune.com — Ameren isn't planning any incentives for participants but is pledging to spend up to $13.5 million on the programs, which would need to be approved by state regulators. "We've had several large commercial customers that have approached us and have said, 'Hey, we are definitely interested in helping to support sustainability throughout the region,'" said Bill Barbieri, Ameren Missouri's director of renewable strategy, policy and generation.

Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year

columbiatribune.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students, and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House said the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected.

Car bombing kills at least 18 pilgrims in Baghdad

columbiatribune.com — BAGHDAD (AP) - An explosives-laden car detonated Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said. Shortly after the explosion, the Sunni extremist Islamic State group, which sees Shiite Muslims as apostates, claimed responsibility for the attack in an online statement.

University of Missouri student engineers present 2016 model racer

columbiatribune.com — Don't call the Mizzou Racing team's Formula SAE car a go-kart, sophomore Ryan Minick said Sunday as the team unveiled the vehicle before a four-day competition in Michigan. The 600 cubic centimeters Honda engine, mounted in a chassis with a center of gravity less than 8 inches off the ground, will drown out those kind of snarky remarks for driver and spectators alike, he said.

Whitt will transfer to SMU - Columbia Daily Tribune

columbiatribune.com — Former Hickman standout Jimmy Whitt is transferring from Arkansas to SMU. Whitt's father, Jim Whitt, tweeted the news Monday morning, and his son confirmed to ESPN that he had given a verbal commitment to the Mustangs. Whitt, a 2015 Hickman graduate and the leading scorer in school history, averaged 6.1 points in 17.2 minutes per game as a freshman at Arkansas.

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