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.

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Missouri’s athletic revenue hits $83 million in 2014, but debt, expenses rise as well

The Missouri athletic department’s annual operating revenue grew nearly 10 percent to $83.7 million during the 2014 fiscal year but outstanding debt climbed by nearly $60 million and expenses also increased, according to data obtained by The Star that is submitted annually by Mizzou to the NCAA.

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Office project proposed for Corrigan Building in downtown KC

The historic Corrigan Building, named after a supporter of early rail transit in Kansas City, is linking its future to downtown’s new streetcar line. The 10-story building, at 1828 Walnut St. in the Crossroads Arts District, was set to be redeveloped into luxury apartments. But the developers recently decided to take the project in a different direction.

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New retailers for 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.


NY mayor’s sign-language interpreter wows the internet

Even amid the grim news of doomsday forecasts and subway closings, New Yorkers who tuned in to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s televised storm briefings found themselves distracted by the unusual activity on one side of the screen. That would be Jonathan Lamberton, the mayor’s sign-language interpreter, whose arsenal of rapid gesticulations, vigorous frowns and mime-like smiles - a stark contrast to the mayor’s sober mien - raced around social media this week, earning equal parts awe and amusement.

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