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Amazon.com is planning to ship items to customers with unmanned aerial drones, which begs the question, how much do you tip an unmanned drone?
It had been a while since we’ve seen the Washington and Borgia rivalry as intense as we saw last Saturday night.
I like a lot of what I’m seeing from the St. Louis Rams, especially from the younger players right now.
very now and then a person of some stature in the sportsworld utters a public statement that college football and basketball players should be paid since they bring in so much money to the schools they represent. In particular, television has enriched college sports to the point that it decides the times of games and other items associated with playing a game.
It’s the calm before the storm.
Deal chasers soon will be lacing up their shoes, stretching their credit card handling fingers and guzzling some coffee for an all night a year shopping experience.
So much emotion.
The new Highway 47 bridge that will be built over the Missouri River at Washington in 2017-18 has been a news subject for years. Back in the 1930s, it was a hot news story also. That’s when the present bridge was built, with approval coming in 1934.
Although there’s business that still needs to be decided, the fall sports season is quickly coming to an end.
Like brown, red and yellow leaves, area fall sports teams are quickly falling from competition.
It will be some time before you will see it on the ballot, but people in Missouri will have the opportunity to vote on a special sales tax for transportation, probably in November 2014. The proposed tax would be 1 cent for a 10-year period.
What a last two months it’s been for many of our college and professional sports teams in Missouri.
he University of Missouri System is one of the state’s most prized assets. It should be a leader in the state and have an impact on citizens in Missouri. The System needs to reach out to every county in Missouri.
To state it was a weekend of surprises would be a massive understatement.
There is much disgust being voiced in the United States today about the federal government and some state governments. Is it the worse ever in the history of the country? Hardly!
o his credit, President Barack Obama won two presidential elections. That so far is his shining star. He wants to go down in history as a great president. His record so far doesn’t suggest that he will.
Five games can say plenty about sports teams.
Imagine if most of the top area teams in a given sport, regardless of class or conference, got together to determine a champion.
he five days that The Moving Wall, a replica of the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., was in Washington at the Fairgorunds was a great history lesson about the war, which began with the first American military casualties in the late 1950s, and ended in 1975. Thousands of people visited The Moving Wall and many were youngsters, who, probably for the first time, learned something about that war. The other displays added to the event.
So, I am laying in bed Monday night watching a recorded episode of the hit television show “Dancing With the Stars...”I never thought I would make that statement, but yeah, it’s true.
We’re about a month into the football season and getting a feel for who some of the top high school, college and professional teams appear to be.
Is there a hex?
It made the national and maybe even the international news. It doesn’t happen every day, but it tells us something about life in America today.
Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Put aside the final result of last Friday’s football game between Washington and Timberland, it definitely was a night to celebrate.
Thousands of Missourians from all corners of the state will converge on Columbia this coming weekend for Mizzou’s football opener against a school many of them know little or nothing about — Murray State — not to be confused with Alabama. The highways will be filled with millions of dollars of SUVs with MU stickers, Tiger tails flying and Black and Gold clad Missourians eagerly awaiting the 2013 kickoff to a season with the usual hopes of seeing a winning team. Reality can set in within weeks.
What will the 2013 football season bring to our area teams?
Anybody who has watched baseball has questioned some decisions by umpires. They are human. They make mistakes. Sometimes a call by an umpire costs a team a victory. Yelling at the umpire is part of the color and fun in baseball.
Every once in a while, there comes a column which addresses a number of issues in smaller sections.
We read with interest Kathleen Parker’s column on Hillary Clinton. It’s on this page and it’s interesting because it’s a woman’s take on a woman. Women know women better than men, who are still trying to figure them out, ever since Eve was with Adam in that garden.
There’s a lot to look forward to for the upcoming fall sports season.
Every Washington Fair has a long list of unsung supporters, many of whom receive little or no recognition — much like the volunteers who every year show up and do many visible and invisible tasks that are necessary in operating the event. A group that does receive some recognition through publicity is the many buyers of market Blue Ribbon livestock that is auctioned the Saturday of the Fair. Without the buyers’ support, a major event at the Fair would suffer.
Washington Fair 1963 was 50 long years ago but after some thought not too long ago since time has a knack of being fleeting. Memories of the 1963 Fair can be restored. We took a look at the 1963 Missourian to refresh our memory, and a lot of what happened returned to our recall.
The 60th anniversary observance of the cease-fire in Korea Saturday in Krog Park was a success because of the tremendous cooperation given to the Washington Chapter 324 of the Korean War Veterans Association, sponsor of the event. The weather also cooperated with temperatures in the high 70s.
If you follow major league baseball even casually you know about Milwaukee Brewers star Ryan Braun being suspended for the rest of the season for use of drugs to enhance his play. For being a liar about his drug use and a star cheat, he got off easy.
Wars produce heroes and unusual events, many of them reported and others that fall into the untold category. USA Today reported on one of the unusual stories of the Korean War. It is a timely story since the 60th anniversary of the cease-fire in the Korean War (1950-53) will be observed this Saturday, July 27. The cease-fire came on July 27, 1953.
Saturday night I went to see a baseball game at Kaufmann Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Royals.
Now, the baseball season is really starting to get interesting for our remaining local teams.
The approval of the issuance of bonds for Melton Machine & Control expansion is what today is called a “no-brainer.” The Washington City Council approved $5 million in tax exempt bonds for the company that is expanding and moving a company it acquired into the former Harman plant in the Heidmann Industrial Park.
President Barack Obama, a member of the politically correct generation, hasn’t learned what is legally correct in his position as commander in chief of the most powerful military force in the world. By his words he didn’t intend to complicate military trials, but he has.
Tuesday’s All-Star Game in New York marked the unofficial midway point of the Major League Baseball season.
Some issues seem to linger forever, with no closure in sight. It isn’t that solutions haven’t been proposed, or that efforts haven’t been made, but a successful ending of the problem just hasn’t happened.
America has organizations for just about anything one can imagine. But a mailing came across this desk about a group we never heard of that is national in scope and historic in its nature. It is the American Rosie the Riveter Association.
I have always been slightly superstitious.
Anyone living around these parts has heard the phrase, “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity.”
With it being America’s birthday this week, it seems appropriate to look at what’s going on with America’s favorite pastime, baseball.
When you work with a guy for 33 years, you get to know him very well. Such was the case in working with D. H. “Dutch” Borcherding in The Missourian newsroom for all those years. He began with The Missourian as a sportswriter and then became sports editor. His newspaper career began at the New Haven Leader.
Sunday night I watched a man, on live television, walk a tightrope across the Little Colorado River Gorge.
One of the reasons you, the reader, is able to enjoy these sports columns is the work of Dutch Borcherding.
Borgia Head Football Coach Dale Gildehaus calls it the unofficial start to the high school football season.