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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.


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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Claire McCaskill defies Obama, helps Senate pass Keystone XL pipeline bill

Helped along by Missouri’s Claire McCaskill, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved construction of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline. She was one of just nine Democrats who approved the bill, 62-36. But here’s the good news for environmentalists and other Americans: That falls short of the 67 votes that would be needed to override President Barack Obama’s promised veto.

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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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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.


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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