Morning round-up
9:27 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Morning headlines: Monday, October 24, 2011

Cardinals lose Game 4

Derek Holland gave the Texas Rangers’ bullpen a much-needed break last night while helping the Rangers even the World Series at two games apiece. Holland came within two outs of a two-hit shutout while striking out seven as the Rangers bounced back from Saturday's 16-7 loss to beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-0. He faced just two batters over the minimum and didn't allow a hit after Lance Berkman's leadoff single in the fifth. Holland struck out seven, walked two and was aided by a pair of double-play grounders.

Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols went 0-for-4, one night after his five-hit, three-homer, six-RBI performance.

Game 5 is tonight in Texas. Chris Carpenter faces C.J Wilson in a rematch of the Series opener.

Missouri's special legislative session comes to $280,000

The special session began Sept. 6. It's expected to come to an end soon without passage of its marquee issue - overhauling the state's business incentives. The House and Senate have not met daily during the past two months, convening instead only on certain days to try to hold down the costs.

Figures from the 159-seat House show members have racked up more than $233,000 in per diem and mileage expenses. The 34-member Senate has incurred more than $46,000 of expenses for per diem, mileage and staff costs.

University of Missouri to have list of presidential candidates within two weeks

The Board of Curators is seeking for a replacement for former President Gary Forsee, who stepped down in January to care for his wife as she battled cancer. The curators had private discussions about the search during their two-day meeting this week in Kansas City.

Board Chairman Warren Erdman said the curators are "making great progress." Erdman said the curators will take their short list to a 20-member advisory committee formed earlier this year to help the curators with the search. He said the curators have not decided how many candidates will be on the short list.