University of Missouri

Mizzou athletic director Mike Alden will resign after school year

Missouri athletic director Mike Alden, who in his 17 years in Columbia led the Tigers’ transition from the Big 12 to the Southeastern Conference, will step down from his position Aug. 31. He says he will become an instructor in the MU College of Education. The school is conducting a national search for his replacement.

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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.

Football

Super Bowl coaches Bill Belichick, Pete Carroll are studies in contrasts

Seattle coach Pete Carroll approaches life like a game-show host. Animated. Energetic. Talkative. New England coach Bill Belichick speaks in a dull monotone. Respectful but boring. Regardless of their methods, they get results. And going into Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, both Belichick and Carroll are on the verge of carving a legacy that few will match.

Mary Sanchez

Let’s temporarily take guns out of the hands of domestic abusers

The way gun laws currently read in Missouri and Kansas, the right to own a gun too often supersedes a woman’s right to safety. Given the lengths that legislators have gone to expand gun rights, bills that would allow police to temporarily remove guns in extreme circumstances, like severe domestic violence, will face the obstacles of ignorance and patriarchal dismissal.

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New retailers coming to the Country Club Plaza

Luxury eyewear retailer Barton Perreira plans to open in March. The Coveted Home interior design studio and home furnishings store will relocate from Prairie Village and plans a May opening on the Plaza. The previously announced Zoes Kitchen plans a March opening.

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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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