Daily brief (4/10): Top picks from the Springfield media

Partly sunnyToday will be partly sunny and warm, with a high of 82. There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, and some storms could be severe, according to the National Weather Service.

It will be breezy, with winds gusting up to 37 mph.

Tomorrow will be cooler, with rain early and skies clearing later in the day. The high will drop to a more seasonable 63.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst [KOLR/KSFX]: Church breaks blood-donation record. More than 300 people donated blood at North Point Community Church during a drive for the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks.
  • News-Leader: Devoted JQH aides found path to top. Jacquie Dowdy, interim leader of developer John Q. Hammons’ companies, has worked for the hotel magnate for years, and those who know her contend she has Hammons’ best interests at heart.
  • KSPR: Bolivar bus company to shut down. The Bolivar Cruiser, a two-bus system that’s been open a year, is losing the $35,000 a year in funding it gets from the city. (Other coverage: KY3)
  • KY3: City sales-tax revenue up. Springfield’s sales-tax revenue check was up 8.2 percent for April 2011 from the same month a year earlier. It’s the first monthly year-over-year gain this year.

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