Archive - Oct 18, 2012

McCaskill, Akin trade jabs in final debate

Sen. Claire McCaskill and rival Todd Akin faced off in their second and final debate Thursday evening in Clayton, Mo.

Missouri News Horizon
CLAYTON, Mo. — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill was on the offensive Thursday night during her final debate with her Republican rival, Todd Akin.

At Clayton High School, less than three weeks from election day, McCaskill took issue with dozens of Akin’s previous votes – some of which dealing with raising his own pay, others dealing with opposing federal funds for school lunches – all as she attempts to define Akin to Missouri voters as too “extreme.”

Generous businesses and individuals make Claire's wish come true

Julie Strubberg demonstrates how the Amtrke works

By Kyle Quick
New Haven, Mo. - Claire Scheer, daughter of Rick and Cindy Scheer, was diagnosed with Aicardi Syndrome shortly after birth.  Aicardi manifests through impaired mobility, low muscle tone, visual and sensory disturbances, and seizure disorders.

50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis - 13 days in October

President John F. Kennedy addresses the nation on the evening of Monday, October 22, 1962, as the threat of Soviet missiles in Cuba nears its peak.

Courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Boston, MA –The 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the 13 days that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, is being marked with several new, interactive and online activities and programs aimed at reaching a younger audience, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library announced today.

Schenck, Pataky, and Chavez medal in confernce meet - Grater and Roth medal in Middle School race

Owensville, Mo. – New Haven gears up for districts after Tuesday’s Four Rivers Conference Meet as Seth Schenck and Dominick Pataky both medal on the boys side and Fey Chavez in her first year of cross country finished 14th to make all-conference.

During Coach John Tucker’s coaching career at New Haven he has never had more than a few girls run cross country but this may be changing over the next few years.

OBITUARY: Hermann: Glenda J. Kraettli (November 10, 1952 - October 16, 2012)

Glenda J. Kraettli, 59, of Hermann, passed away on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at Hermann Area District Hospital.

Mrs. Kraettli was born in Washington, Missouri on November 10, 1952, the daughter of the late Ralph Sr. and Elizabeth (Frey) Grannemann.

Female Pulitzer Prize Winners Require Higher Qualifications

COLUMBIA, Mo. ­—The Pulitzer Prize in Journalism is one of the world’s most prestigious awards. Despite progress in the last few decades, gender disparities in the field of journalism have existed as long as the profession has.

Now, a University of Missouri researcher has found that female Pulitzer Prize winners are more likely to have greater qualifications their male counterparts in order to win the coveted award.