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FDA proposes changes to increase safety of pet food

Monday, 28 October 2013 15:27 Published in Local News

In the wake of a recent string of illnesses connected to tainted jerky treats for pets, the FDA is proposing new rules for companies that make dog and cat food.

Officials want companies to use the same methods when making animal food that keep human food safe. The goal is to minimize exposure with contaminants.

The proposed changes come amid reports of over 3,600 dogs becoming ill after eating jerky treats in the past six years.

ST. LOUIS (AP) - For many, golf is more than a game - it's a business opportunity. That's why Washington University in St. Louis is helping students take up a sport that can be a powerful tool for networking.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university offers international students a course on how to play golf. How popular is the program that began last year? All 20 spots in this year's class were claimed within 12 minutes, and the wait list includes 60 students.

Students from India, China, Iran, Romania, South Korea and Mexico took time away from studying law, chemistry, business or engineering to take the golf class.

Instructor Mark Lewis, club pro at the Highlands Golf and Tennis Center in Forest Park, leads the class of mostly beginners.

Missouri names top lawyer as interim chancellor

Monday, 28 October 2013 13:34 Published in Local News

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri is again turning to its top lawyer as a temporary campus leader, this time as acting Columbia campus chancellor while the search for Brady Deaton's successor continues.

University System President Tim Wolfe on Monday named general counsel Steve Owens as interim chancellor of the flagship campus. Owens was previously the interim system president before Wolfe's hiring.

Deaton is stepping down on Nov. 15 after nine years as chancellor. He will remain in Columbia as executive director of a new international development research center bearing his name.

Wolfe also appointed Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton as transition executive to help ease the next chancellor into the job. The president says that neither Owens nor Middleton is a candidate for the permanent position.

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