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Loftin looks for athletic, academic balance in next MU athletic director

kansascity.com — The search is on for Missouri's next athletic director after Mike Alden announced plans Thursday to step down Aug. 31. MU chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said maintaining the momentum Alden helped foster will be critical for his eventual replacement.

KU coach Bill Self on three years of not playing Missouri: ‘It hasn’t been great’

kansascity.com — One day before No. 9 Kansas was set to face in-state rival Kansas State in men's basketball, KU coach Bill Self said that the loss of rival Missouri has been a net-negative for his program. Self and other Kansas administrators have held a firm stance against playing or scheduling Missouri.
Jan 31, 2015

KU coach Bill Self on three years of not playing Missouri: ‘It hasn’t been great’ kansascity.com/sports/college…

Jan 30, 2015

See? It's not just the media! #KUbball's Bill Self on not playing #Mizzou: 'It hasn’t been great’ kansascity.com/sports/college…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @KCStar: KU coach Bill Self on three years of not playing Missouri: ‘It hasn’t been great’: kansascity.com/sports/college…

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UMKC Bloch School submitted false data for rankings, but results might not have changed, auditors say

kansascity.com — A report on the University of Missouri-Kansas City's business school found that false data was knowingly submitted when applying for rankings and awards. But at the same time it found no reason to believe the school's subsequent high rankings were undeserved even after accounting for misinformation.
Jan 31, 2015

.@UMKansasCity Bloch School submitted false data for rankings, but results might not have changed, auditors say kansascity.com/news/governmen…

Jan 31, 2015

UMKC Bloch School submitted false data for rankings, but results might not have changed, auditors say kansascity.com/news/governmen…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @kcmikehendricks: UMKC Bloch School submitted false data for rankings, but results might not have changed, auditors say kansascity.com/news/governmen…

Jan 31, 2015

UMKC Bloch School submitted false data for rankings, but results might not have changed, auditors say kansascity.com/news/governmen…

Kansas-Kansas State men’s basketball preview

kansascity.com — The first of two Sunflower Showdown men's basketball games is at 1 p.m. Saturday in Lawrence (ESPN), where No. 9 KU will take on K-State. The Jayhawks have won 48 of their last 52 games against the Wildcats dating to 1994, including eight straight at Allen Fieldhouse.

‘An Iliad’ at KC Rep is an amazing journey

kansascity.com — Playwrights Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare construct a play like no other as they retell Homer's epic of the Trojan War. Kyle Hatley brings the one-man show to life with a remarkable performance.

As he nears 50th birthday, credit Hunt for identifying his shortcomings

kansascity.com — Clark Hunt, if we're being honest, has had a disappointing run as the Chiefs' owner. He has now been in charge for eight years and is on his third GM and fourth head coach. But credit Hunt for admitting his shortcomings.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @mellinger: There was a humble NFL executive here in Phoenix on Friday. But not Goodell. Clark Hunt, on mistakes and learning: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @mellinger: There was a humble NFL executive here in Phoenix on Friday. But not Goodell. Clark Hunt, on mistakes and learning: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @mellinger: There was a humble NFL executive here in Phoenix on Friday. But not Goodell. Clark Hunt, on mistakes and learning: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Jan 30, 2015

There was a humble NFL executive here in Phoenix on Friday. But not Goodell. Clark Hunt, on mistakes and learning: kansascity.com/sports/spt-col…

Serena Williams wins 6th Australian, 19th major title

kansascity.com — Serena Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a 6-3, 7-6 (5) victory despite a hacking cough on Saturday night.

Justin Bieber apologizes, but we should too

kansascity.com — Justin Bieber has done some bad things, but we haven't exactly treated him right,either. And now that he's stepping up to take responsibility, it's time we did the same.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @JeneeinKC: Justin Bieber, celebrity responsibility and the trolling of young Hollywood: #WeDontJudgeYouJustin? fb.me/7baKm3uhP

Capitol Watch: An appetite for trouble in the Missouri and Kansas legislatures

kansascity.com — This week in the Missouri and Kansas legislatures provided a lot to, well, chew on, including a delectable, lobbyist-provided meal at the Jefferson City Country Club.
Jan 31, 2015

Capitol Watch: An appetite for trouble in the Missouri and Kansas legislatures (@kcstar Opinion): kansascity.com/opinion/editor…

Steve Kraske: The money in politics is out of control

kansascity.com — In Jefferson City, the question of the day is "Have you run it by Rex?" That's Rex Sinquefield, the Republican megadonor. What Boss Tom Pendergast was to jobs and government contracts generations ago, Sinquefield is to cold, hard campaign cash today.

World Series afterglow draws thousands downtown to Royals’ FanFest

kansascity.com — Just three months after the Royals bulldozed their way through the American League playoffs to come within a win of their first world championship since 1985, a fan event that has long generated rather modest attendance figures has become a bonafied happening.
Jan 31, 2015

World Series afterglow draws thousands downtown to @Royals’ FanFest kansascity.com/news/local/art…

Reports: Val Kilmer recovering from emergency surgery for throat tumor

kansascity.com — "Batman" star Val Kilmer is reportedly recovering at UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica from emergency throat surgery, according to a report Friday from TMZ.
Jan 31, 2015

Reports: Val Kilmer recovering from emergency surgery for throat tumor kansascity.com/entertainment/…

Judge: Oswald’s coffin belongs to brother, not funeral home

kansascity.com — The wood coffin that held the body of Lee Harvey Oswald belongs to his brother and not a Fort Worth funeral home that sought to sell it for more than $87,000, a Texas judge ruled Friday.
Jan 31, 2015

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Springfield, Mo., area rallies around wounded officer from Blue Springs

kansascity.com — Officer Aaron Pearson was shot in the head Monday while pursuing a man. Fellow officers and businesses are raising money to support him and his family.
Jan 31, 2015

Springfield, Mo., area rallies around wounded officer from Blue Springs kansascity.com/news/local/cri…

In campaign 2016, is a senator from Missouri now waiting in the wings?

kansascity.com — Steve Paul: A string of press releases prompts a question about Sen. Claire McCaskill's political future. Is she channeling Harry Truman?

Chiefs’ CEO Clark Hunt favors expansion of playoffs and replay

kansascity.com — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt is in favor of instant replay to review penalties and expanding the playoffs. He talked about these things and more on Friday in Phoenix.

Missouri football lands Ladue defensive end prospect Nate Howard

kansascity.com — Nate Howard, a senior at Ladue Horton Watkins in suburban St. Louis, announced Friday that he had flipped his commitment from Wisconsin to Missouri.

Yikes, Sam Brownback: Kansas cash crunch crisis just got worse

kansascity.com — The Kansas cash crunch crisis got even worse in January, when the state fell $47 million short of expected tax collections. That's going to make it even more difficult to balance the budget in a state rapidly running out of money.
Jan 31, 2015

Kansas cash crunch crisis just got worse. (Sorry, Sam Brownback, Art Laffer and Rex Sinquefield). kansascity.com/opinion/opn-co…

Jan 30, 2015

How about $60 million more in cuts/transfers? kansascity.com/opinion/opn-co… MT @jshormanCJ Speaker Merrick: Recission bill could grow. #ksleg

Jan 30, 2015

On same day Wall Street Journal editorial board praises Brownback's tax cuts, negative reality intrudes. kansascity.com/opinion/opn-co…

Jan 30, 2015

@RepJimWard State is $60 million overall behind estimates, so could the number be $340 million?? Thanks My post: kansascity.com/opinion/opn-co…

Mike Alden: Time is right to step down as Mizzou athletic director

kansascity.com — At a news conference on Friday, Mike Alden talked about his decision to step down as athletic director at the University of Missouri.