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Lynne M. Palmer

Lynne M. Palmer, age 50, of Knob Noster, died Tuesday, Sept. 17 at John Knox Village in Lee’s Summit, MO. She was born Sept. 29, 1962, in Charleston, SC, the daughter of Lou and Alma Perna. On Aug. 17, 1985, she married Billy Palmer in Cheyenne, WY. Lynne was a graduate of Central High School… Read more »

Fed official promotes $20M KC streetcar grant

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is touting a $20 million federal grant to help build a two-mile streetcar route through downtown Kansas City. Foxx made a stop Friday at the city’s Union Station to talk about the project. It was one of 52 in 37 states to share in about… Read more »

Syria agrees to UN chemical weapons investigation

By LEE KEATH and RYAN LUCAS (DAMASCUS, Syria, AP) — Syria agreed Sunday to a U.N. investigation into last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack outside Damascus — a deal a senior White House official dismissed as “too late to be credible,” saying the United States has “very little doubt” President Bashar Assad’s forces used such weapons…. Read more »

Chiefs announce shakeup in player engagement

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have restructured their player engagement department less than a year after one of their players was involved in a murder-suicide near Arrowhead stadium. Kirsten Krug, the Chiefs’ vice president of administration, will oversee the department. She will work alongside B.J. Stabler, who has experience in crisis… Read more »

New details in student contract

Story by ELLEN BECKER, Managing Editor— The university has released more details to the new student contract that will go into effect this fall. The “Learning to a Greater Degree Contract” will require entering freshmen to reside in campus housing for two years. The university is also looking at the possibility of a guaranteed housing… Read more »

UAVs: the way of the future

Story by ANDY LYONS, News Editor— Imagine drones flying around to inspect pipelines, manage crops and provide cell phone coverage during a natural disaster. During a presentation Wednesday in the Union, Dr. Jerry LeMieux (Col. Ret.) highlighted these among other jobs that unmanned air vehicles are capable of doing. As the Federal Aviation Administration prepares… Read more »

Mollenkamp named distinguished professor

Every three years, the Meredith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Professor for Theatre and Dance is awarded to an “outstanding” candidate selected from a pool of applicants with specialization in theater and dance. This year’s recipient is Julie Mollenkamp, professor of theatre and dance at UCM, who will hold the title until 2016, according to a news… Read more »

Jennies dedicate new sand volleyball court

Story by ANDREA LOPEZ, for The Muleskinner— During the morning hours of Saturday, April 27, the Jennies volleyball team dedicated the Robert G. “Bob” Russell Sand Volleyball Courts. The courts, located at the corner of King and Warren Streets, directly behind the UCM track and field throwing field, were made possible by a generous donation… Read more »

Students bring early American tragedy to life

Story by ROB CURRY, Assistant News Editor— UCM’s Department of Theatre and Dance found a casting challenge in playwright Elmer Rice’s “Street Scene,” a play featuring 44 characters. The sprawling cast included young kids recruited from outside of the department, and they fit into the scenes without missing a beat. Dade Sprague in particular was… Read more »

Student social equality group reborn

Story by SELBY FLYNN, for The Muleskinner— A past student organization is on its way to making a comeback. Students Advocating Gender Equality, is being revamped and started up once again after not being an active group on campus for many years. SAGE promotes equality across the entire gender spectrum, as well as other types… Read more »