Daily brief (9/28): Top picks from the Springfield media

Another sunny day is in store for the Ozarks, with a high of 81.

Tomorrow will be another nice day, with sunny skies and a high again in the low 80s. Highs will dip this weekend into the low 70s and high 60s, but skies will remain clear.

Today’s picks

  • OzarksFirst: Some ground beef sold in Missouri gets recalled. About 130,000 pounds of ground beef sold by Tyson Fresh Meats of Emporia, Kan., says the beef — produced on Aug. 23 with the product code D-0211 — may contain E.coli bacteria. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • News-Leader: Postal employees picket outside Long’s office. About 250 postal employees held an informational picket Tuesday outside U.S. Rep. Billy Long’s office in Springfield. (Other coverage: KSPR)
  • KY3: Joplin school district releases reconstruction plans. The Joplin school district has released a plan that shows 10 buildings were damaged by the May 22 tornado; four were damaged beyond repair. Total damage was about $151 million. Construction on the elementary and middle schools could be done by 2013. A new high school should be done by 2014.
  • KSMU: Habitat to build 10 homes in 16 days. Two chapters of Habitat for Humanity — one from Joplin, the other from Tulsa — will build 10 homes for low-income families in Joplin beginning Oct. 29. About 43 percent of the 7,500 homes destroyed were uninsured. For more information on how to participate, check out tenforjoplin.org.

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