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Continuing the effort to define what makes a good teacher, I’m following the advice of my most recent informant, which was “ask the kids.” In answer to the teacher question, I was told about a science project developed by two teachers in an upstate New York middle school. In this school there is team teaching, in which two teachers take a class within a specific grade, divide them in half for some subjects and have them together for others. This was a joint project they called “Mining,”...

Updated at 12:39 AM

At St. Mary's Medical Center, if we are to "live" our mission statement, which embraces a "commitment to human dignity which compels us to provide compassionate, quality health care for body, mind and spirit," we must have a...

Updated at 12:13 AM

So, funny things happen when you pray to be more loving. You get more opportunities to love — even when you’d rather not. That’s what happened to me at least when someone side swiped our car. The mirror and half the hubcap are gone...

Updated at 12:12 AM

Moments after the Kansas City Royals edged the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 at Kauffman Stadium, American League Championship Series MVP Lorenzo Cain grabbed his trophy with one hand and gently cradled his one-week-old son in arms.He then shared...

Updated at 12:11 AM

Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.Gordon let out a huge laugh, and so did a bunch of his Kansas City Royals teammates watching...

Updated at 12:10 AM

By Mike Genetmike.genet@examiner.netAfter rising from the head table on which rested 2014 Major Indoor Soccer League championship trophy, which his team won last spring, Missouri Comets coach Vlatko Andonovski stood at the metal...

Updated at 12:08 AM

Following last week’s rousing home win over Blue Springs, Blue Springs South volleyball coach Dave MacLean's team took a step back in Monday’s Class 4 District 14 first-round match at Truman High School.Even so, the...

Updated at 12:03 AM

Jarrod Dyson is the Kansas City Royals’ version of the mouth that roars.When he said he didn’t believe the Royals would return to Baltimore and that the Orioles felt the same way, he made national headlines during the...

Updated at 11:56 PM

An alert Elijah Allen helped Grain Valley to a non-conference soccer win Monday.After a ball was deflected in the box in the first minute of overtime against Raytown South, Allen took the loose ball, turned and fired in the winning shot to...

Updated at 11:56 PM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALLClass 4 District 14 TournamentAt Truman High School5:45 p.m. — Blue Springs South vs. Lee’s...

Updated at 10:25 PM

After tracing the BRCA1 and 2 genes through her paternal side, one 23-year-old made the life-changing decision to undergo a prophylactic double mastectomy as a preemptive strike against breast cancer.

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