University of Missouri

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

At a news conference on Friday, Mike Alden talked about his decision to step down as athletic director at the University of Missouri. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said it was Alden’s decision to move to teaching and that he didn’t try to talk him out of it.

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New downtown art installations say “LUV U” to Kansas City

A Valentine’s messages in Morse code begins blinking today in the windows of a half dozen buildings downtown, including the Central Library and the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The message, “LUV U,” is part of a light installation by award-winning Nebraska-based artist Jamie Burmeister, sponsored by the Mid-America Arts Alliance, and on view through the end of the month.


Grieving two lost sons, Kearney family helps others

Brisan Stults died of complications from Niemann-Pick Disease Type C in March; his younger brother, Parker, died last week. His parents, Jennifer and Michael Stults of Kearney, are working to help other parents, and they have taken in two foster children.

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What’s up with Bruce Jenner, and is it wrong to ask?

By now, you may have seen a few tabloid headlines about Bruce Jenner, carefully alluding to his “changed appearance” or “new look.” The patriarch of the Kardashian family and ex-husband of Kris Jenner has lately made some certain style choices. His hair is long and highlighted. He’s sported a French manicure. He wears diamond earrings and seemingly some lip gloss.

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