Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:57 Published in Local News
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A University of Illinois graduate who is an astronaut on the International Space Station is going to take a walk in space.
The Champaign News-Gazette reports that Mike Hopkins will go with another American astronaut on what NASA calls an urgent spacewalk to fix a broken cooling line. The first walk will take about six hours and NASA has scheduled another one for Monday and a third to take place next week, possibly on Christmas Day.
Hopkins is a 1991 engineering graduate who was also a co-captain of the Illini football team. He has been on the space station for about seven months in what is his first space flight.
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:14 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has developed a proposal to help more Missourians pursue careers in mental health care.
The governor planned to announce details Wednesday during stops in Columbia and Kansas City. His office said the announcement would involve a proposal for funding in the next state budget.
Nixon told higher education officials in October he would be proposing an initiative to train professionals in such fields as psychiatry, specialty nursing and applied behavioral analysis.
He said 72 of Missouri's 114 counties do not have a licensed psychiatrist, while 90 do not have a licensed behavioral analyst.
Mizzou landed another prize for the football team's 2014 recruiting class.
Saint Louis University High School standout Raymond Wingo will be a Tiger next year. Wingo was a two-way player in high school, getting playing time at Cornerback, Running Back, and Wide Receiver. Wingo just won the state title in the 100 meter dash.
His older brother Ronnie Wingo is currently a member of the Buffalo Bills.