Judging the Royals

Why old-school ballplayers love Alex Gordon

Talk to guys who played big league baseball back in the day and you might hear about the current generation being soft. It's been my experience that every generation thinks the generation that follows it kind of sucks, but no matter how old-school the retired player is, you never hear a bad word about Alex Gordon.

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Domestic terrorism: Only a matter of time?

Today, at a time when much of law enforcement’s focus has shifted from domestic to foreign terrorism, a network of extremism is again spreading throughout the land. “The wall between extremism and mainstream has really come down significantly,” said Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University-San Bernardino.

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Campus Corner

A sport-by-sport look at Mizzou athletics under Mike Alden

The Star chronicled some of the highlights as well as some of the bigger controversies in each sport since Alden took the Tigers athletic department’s reins July 16, 1998. Alden’s final day as Missouri’s athletic director was Sunday, giving him a tenure of 6,129 days. Former Houston athletic director Mack Rhoades took over Monday.

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Family

Age is just a number: Mr. Stinky Feet looks at 50 and smiles

“Today is my birthday. My 50th trip around the sun,” writes parenting columnist Jim Cosgrove, aka the children’s entertainer Mr. Stinky Feet. “I really don’t know what all the fuss is about. I’m just a day older than I was yesterday. No biggie. And, as with every other day, I’m thrilled to be alive.”

 
 

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