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Posted at 6:25 AM

In early 1968, the 446th Transportation Company, 7th Transportation Battalion was in Quang Tri, on the northern edge of South Vietnam. The brutal Tet Offensive had ended, and the unit that spring moved supplies in support of the Marines under seige at Khe Sanh.On March 8, the medium truck company took approximately 50 rounds of enemy rockets and artillery. Twelve were wounded, and nine were killed, including Spec. Marvin N. Richardson of Independence, a heavy vehicle driver. He was...

Posted at 5:19 AM

Bret Saberhagen was a 21-year-old kid with a child on the way and the hopes and dreams of a city riding on his every pitch back in 1985.Now, 29 years later, the former World Series MVP and two-time Cy Young Award winner is having the time...

Posted at 1:01 AM

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...

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...

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