The Associated Press named its Female Athlete of the year yesterday, it’s tennis pro Jennifer Capriati. Former Southwest Missouri State women’s basketball star Jackie Stiles finished 11th in the voting. Stiles is currently a standout for the WNBA’s Portland Fire.
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The UMKC Kangaroos will resume their schedule tonight as they take part in the Koch Islander Invitational in Corpus Christi, texas. In their first game, the ‘Roos will take on Arkansas State this evening. UMKC comes into tonight’s game with a 7-2 record. Last time out, back on Saturday, they beat Youngstown State at Municipal Auditorium 68-53.
Former Kansas CIty Royals ace Kevin Appier is on the move again. Yesterday the veteran righthander was traded by the New York Mets to the Anaheim Angels in exchange for first baseman Mo Vaughn. Appier went 11-10 last season for the Mets after being acquired from Oakland. He began his career in Kansas City, pitching for the Royals from 1989 to 1999.
The St. Louis Blues will try to rebound from Wednesday’s dissapointing loss to Chicago tonight when they host Montreal. The Blues continue to run third in the Central Division behind the Blackhawks and Detroit. This will be the only time this season that the Blues and the Habs will meet on the ice. Last season in their only match-up, St. Louis captured a 5-2 decision.
The Missouri Department of Transportation’s annual report shows a record $908 Million in construction contracts and revenues of more than $1 Billion. The report, which covers MoDOT’s operations from July 1st of 2000 to June 30th of this year, includes goals and major projects completed for the last fiscal year. According to the report, 61 percent of fees and taxes collected went to state highways, with the rest going to counties, cities and other state agencies.
The St. Louis Rams will be in action on Sunday, playing at home against the Indianapolis Colts. The Rams offense could have a field day in this one. The Colts defense is 27th in the NFL, allowing 358 yards per game. They also surrender a league-worst 31-points per contest. Of course, St. Louis has the NFL’s top-ranked offense, rolling up more then 400 yards and 30-points per contest. The Rams are 12-2 heading into Sunday’s game, the Colts are a dissapointing 5-9.
The Kansas City Chiefs made a couple of moves on the day after Christmas. First they signed free agent wide receiver Reggie Jones to a three-year contract. Jones spent the first half of the season with San Diego before being let go. He caught five passes while with the Chargers. To make room for Jones on the roster, wide receiver Larry Parker was placed on injrued reserve. The Chiefs also added cornerback Ahmad Hawkins to the practice squad.
The St. Louis Blues got a piece of coal in their day after Christmas stockings, losing to Chicago last night 3-1. The Blues lost despite outshooting the Blackhawks 22-18 and committing just four minutes in penalties. St. Louis trailed 1-0 after one period, but they tied the game in the second on a goal by Daniel Corso. That ended the highlights for St. Louis. Tony Amonte snapped the tie for Chicago with a power play tally at the 1:16 mark of the third and Mark Bell iced the game 12 minutes later. Brent Johnson made 15 saves in defeat for St. Louis.
There is some good news, mixed with some not so good news on the Christmas sales season in Missouri. The Missouri Retailers Association believes sales figures have been helped by the release of new electronic games this year but were hurt in the clothing area because of the warm fall. and, it says many of the sales retailers saw this year were on deeply discounted items. and, that translates into less money in businesses’ pockets. The Association says it is important to keep watching Wall Street and the stocks of retailers to get a real feel of how the economy is faring.
The post-Christmas period sees a lot of Missourians concerned about paying those bills that accumulated during the holiday shopping season. And, it’s a ripe time for loan scam artists to take advantage of unsuspecting people who need cash in a hurry. The Missouri Division of Finance is warning of loan scams operating in the state and elsewhere. Steve Geary, the Division,s senior counsel, says the scammers often place advertisements in free publications. Victims then call an 800-number to apply for a loan. They are called back a short time later and informed they qualify but must pay an advance fee. The fee is paid, the loan never comes, and the money that was paid is gone forever. The Division cautions that no legitimate loan company ever asks for an advance fee from a borrower.