Chase Daniels time spent as an NFL back-up have apparently done nothing to enhance his legacy in the Kansas City area. When a Facebook ad was posted for his ProCamp local fans responded with nothing but derision.
An STLToday article reveals that two Mizzou doctors plagiarized at least a third of a research paper on irregular heartbeats:
The editor of the medical sciences journal said the similarities between the two papers are “obvious and significant,” according to the blog Retraction Watch, which first reported the incident.
The retraction marks the latest problem for the MU medical school, already under a federal fraud investigation for illegal billing by two radiologists. Dr. Kenneth Rall and Dr. Michael Richards were dismissed in May after an internal audit found they had billed Medicare for services that were performed by residents, doctors who receive specialty training in the three to seven years after medical school.
A STLToday article reports that two Mizzou doctors plagarized a research paper on irregular heartbeats:
At the time, the school’s dean, Dr. Robert Churchill, announced his plans to step down in October after less than three years in the position.
Churchill was brought on as dean in October 2009 after the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education placed the school’s residency programs on probation. The council cited a lack of funds and poor record-keeping as reasons for the probation, an action it hands down to only a few schools each year.
The council also criticized the school for allowing medical residents to take on noneducational duties such as scheduling patient appointments.
While cheating is nothing new at Mizzou it does seem a little odd that these two doctor’s wouldn’t expect anyone to notice a report that uses this much plagiarized material.
It is also interesting that the school’s residency department suffers from “lack of funds” when the school recently announced a $200 million plan to improve the athletic facilities. Maybe they could apply the money they are stealing from war vets to the residency program.
Like many of Mizzou’s former star performers Tony Temple finds himself on the wrong of a $40,00 dollar bail bond. KMBC reports that Missouri’s star running back just two years ago has been charged with domestic assault.
According to court documents, a 25-year-old woman told police that Temple came into her Grandview home Tuesday morning, demanding to know where she had been.
The woman told police that she had been working at a restaurant and had not returned Temple’s phone calls.
The woman told police that Temple started throwing items in her house and grabbed her by the throat. The woman said she tried to call police from a cell phone, but Temple grabbed the phone.
The woman said she then tried to run out the front door, but Temple pulled her back inside and told her to go to the bedroom. The woman said she ran into the bathroom and escaped out a window. The woman said she ran to an aunt’s house to call 911.
I’m not trying to make light of the situation as woman beaters are a disgrace in themselves. However his side of the story is humorous. He claims “he went to the woman’s house to let the dog out, but she wanted to talk about their relationship. He claims the woman began throwing items around the house.” Nice alibi Tony.
The facility was originally to be called Paige Sports Arena. This name was the result of a $25 million naming rights gift from Wal-Mart heiress Nancy Laurie and her husband Bill. Nancy is one of two daughters of Bud Walton, brother and business partner of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. Although neither of the Lauries attended Mizzou, they have made the school the main beneficiary of their philanthropy. “Paige” is their daughter, Elizabeth Paige Laurie. The primary reason for this generosity is believed to be due to the fact that the Lauries live in Columbia, Missouri.
The name was widely opposed by students, as Paige has no connection to Mizzou other than her parents’ monetary giving; she graduated from the University of Southern California in May 2004. In November of that year, Paige’s first-semester roommate at USC charged that Paige had paid her $20,000 over four years to write papers, prepare oral reports, and exchange email with Paige’s professors. After the charges were aired on local radio station KFRU and the ABC newsmagazine 20/20, the elder Lauries stripped their daughter’s name from the arena and returned the naming rights to the university. In October 2005, USC announced that Paige had returned her diploma to USC and was no longer a graduate.
While no major games were played while the building was called the “Paige Sports Arena”, several exhibition matches were contested with the offending name on the floor, causing Mizzou officials to put a new arena logo on the court.
Why does this not surprise me?