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Mozingo upgrades

By Trey Williams/ Asst. News Editor Mozingo Lake offers fishing, hunting, hiking, cabins, wildlife and a beautiful landscape. And now with a new federal grant, people will be able to get more out of the Mozingo Lake experience. The Mozingo Lake Park and Recreational Trail Project, just east of Maryville, was granted $99,000 by the Missouri government, according to the Associated Press. City Manager Matt LeCerf said the Recreational Trails Programs main focus is to establish hiking trails, primitive camping sites and to help pay for the construction of a washroom facility. Its going to add an element (to Mozingo), LeCerf said. People are going to get outdoors and take advantage of the beauty Mozingo has to offer. The $99,000 in grant money, according to LeCerf, will go toward purchasing a skid load and building a privy. With the trail project, Mozingo Lake will add hiking trails on the west side of the Lake to a few already existing on the east side.

Governore Jay Nixon

State bites budget

By Cassie Thomas Public colleges and universities in Missouri may experience larger cuts to next years budget than anticipated. Last fall, Gov. Jay Nixon agreed to an arrangement where colleges and universities would hold tuition flat for the next year in exchange for no more than $50 million of cuts. If the new budget cuts made by the Senate Appropriations Committee are approved by the house, the tuition freeze deal would be scrapped, and the cut to the budget for colleges and universities would be $65 million. The governor and his staff are going to continue to work with the legislature, as the bill goes to congress, to try and preserve the states funding for universities so the tuition freeze will remain in effect, Scott Holste, Press Secretary of Nixon said. Gov. Nixon is in support of upholding the tuition freeze to make college a more attainable goal for Missouri families, as he stated in his State of the State Address in January. I call on you to join me - and lead the nation by example - in supporting another tuition freeze this year, Nixon said. That would mean Missouri students and their families wont have to pay a penny more in tuition and fees two years in a row. In his State of the University Address, President John Jasinski said there is an anticipated cut to Northwests budget of $2.2 million in the next fiscal year. As of November, appropriations to Northwest from the state budget had been cut by 5 percent which would equal approximately $1.6 million. If the increased cut to the college and universities budget is approved by the House, that number will likely increase. Vice President of Finance Stacy Carrick detailed the impact the proposed changes by the state legislature could have on Northwest within the next school year. That arrangement was that we would only get 5.2 percent in appropriation cuts, in exchange for freezing tuition for instate undergraduate fees, Carrick said. If they go to 7 percent, were looking at about $2.8 million. The Senate Appropriations Committee cut $506 million from Nixons proposed state operating budget for next year. In his proposed budget, Nixon allotted $911 million for public institutions of higher learning who made

Bob Smith, of Environmental Services, removes mold from a room in the Hudson-Perrin Complex. Twenty-five rooms in Hudson-Perrin were worked on, with some walls being replaced and repainted. In addition, some carpeting was replaced

University moves in on mold

By Cassie Thomas/ Chief Reporter Residence Halls have come with an extra feature in the past that will no longer be available. Mold. Residence Halls, as well as academic buildings on campus, have had mold infestations, foundational problems and mortar deterioration that were finally resolved this summer. Hudson-Perrin Complex received a lot of attention this summer to clean up mold resulting from leaking around windows. Paul McGraw, Director of Environmental Services, said that his team had been looking into the problems in Hudson-Perrin since he arrived at Northwest one year ago. Once we identified that the problem was on-going, we immediately began due diligence and the approach analysis, McGraw said. The flashing, which deflects water from the windows, was repaired around many windows in the complex. Rooms that had previously displayed problems for water damage received extensive attention. Twenty-five rooms in Hudson-Perrin, specifically, were worked on. Some rooms had walls removed and dried out. Once the problems were cleaned up, the walls were replaced and repainted. If the mold had spread to the carpeting, that was also replaced in those rooms. Hudson-Perrin is not, however, the only residence hall on campus with mold caused by water damage. The High Rises, which were built in the sixties, have also had problems. The age of the building can be credited with some of those issues. We have buildings that are 40, 50, 60 years of age and theyve settled, the windows have settled, the bricks and masonry have settled and at some point, age catches up, McGraw said. This extra feature, although free, cost junior Ryan Beenken more than he wanted to pay. Beenken lived on the third floor of West Tower Suites last year when he and his roommate, Joe Landrum, noticed a water spot on the ceiling in their suite soon after they returned from winter break last year. They both began to experience respiratory coldlike symptoms, including coughs, which are common when exposed to mold for long periods of time. We both had respiratory problems, cough and cold symptoms, that lasted longer than a common cold, Beenken said. According to Scott Shields, area coordinator in the Office of Residential Life, the first step to take if mold is found in a residence hall is to go to a Residential Assistant. This is what Beenken and Landrum did, but they were then told that there was no mold in their room, according to Beenken. This is a setback others may also experience should they encounter mold in their rooms, as RAs were asked to call the mold spots water damage instead, because mold is typically caused by condensation from the air ducts. Eventually, through an at home mold test, Beenken and Landrum identified two different types of mold in their suite. Beenken and Landrum were then moved to another room in South Complex for the remainder of the semester. I dont think it was a coincidence that soon after we moved the respiratory problems went away, Beenken said.

City Manager matt LeCerf hopes Mozingo upgrades will attract the public
LeCerf is looking forward to getting to work on the trails and what the end result will bring for the community and the people living here. We have two years to get the job done, LeCerf said. So the clock is ticking. The Director of Park Development at Mozingo David Middleton said he is also looking forward to what the new trails will bring. Middleton hopes that not only will the Maryville community appreciate the new trails, but that people from surrounding areas visit as well. People are always looking for trails, Middleton said. And with the new camping site it will add interest and bring more people. Recreational Trails Program grants are to be used for motorized or non-motorized trail development or renovation and preservation. Projects

Bearcats drop home opener

Coming off their 2009 National Championship, the Bearcats of Northwest Missouri were touted as likely to repeat as National Champions. The main power of the Bearcats was their prolific offense, and Northwest Missouri had many fans drooling over the offensive production that were to come. The only problem is that someone forgot to tell the Javelinas from Texas A&MKingsville. TAMUK held the Bearcats to a mind-boggling 189 yards in the No. 14 Javelinas 16-7 upset win over No. 1 Northwest Missouri State.. TAMUK quarterback Nate Poppell led the charge going 26-of-38 passing for 258 yards. Leading 10-7 at halftime, the Javelinas opened the second half with a touchdown drive, which was all they needed as they refused to allow a single Bearcat score after halftime. fact. The Javelina defense also harassed Bearcat quarterback All-American Blake Bolles, accumulating seven sacks. Bolles was 17of-29 for 140 yards. Bolles connected with Jake Soy for a 10-yard touchdown in the first quarter, giving the Bearcats a 7-0 lead. Unfortunately for the topranked team in Division II, that would be all the scoring they could muster. The Javelinas also controlled the ball for most of the game. Northwest Missouri State had 11 possessions. The Bearcats also had trouble keeping their hands on the ball. Its also important to note that even though the Bearcats have lost their last four season openers, they have gone on to win the rest of their regular season games, and have made the NCAA Division II National Championship game in each of those seasons.

Jake Soy hauls in a 10-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter. The Bearcats went on to lose their home opener.
Northwest may have exposed a weak spot in their armor, as they ran their ground attack by committee. An AllAmerican back like LaRon Council isnt easy to replace, and the Bearcats anemic numbers (15 rushes for 63 yards) attest to that

Pastor plans Quran burning

(CNN) -- The pastor of a Florida church planning to burn Qurans told CNN Tuesday while the congregation plans to go through with the action to protest the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States by al Qaeda, the church is weighing its intentions. Terry Jones, pastor of Dove World Outreach Church in Gainesville, Florida, who was interviewed on CNNs American Morning, said the congregation is taking seriously the warning from the U.S. military that the act could cause problems for American troops. We have firmly made up our mind, but at the

same time, we are definitely praying about it, said Jones said. We are definitely weighing the situation. We are weighing the thing that

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