Mike Anderson

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    November 17, 2014

    Cornealious "Mike" Anderson Arrested Again for Robbery, Family Says "He Didn't Do It"

    Cornealious "Mike" Anderson III, the man the state of Missouri forgot to incarcerate for thirteen years, then received credit for time served and was allowed to return home back in May, was arrested over the weekend. According to charging documents from the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office, St. ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    Mike Anderson -- Newly Freed from Prison -- and Family Take New York City

    It's been a whirlwind week for the Anderson family. On Monday a Mississippi County judge ordered Cornealious "Mike" Anderson be freed from prison. Within hours he was back home in Webster Groves, and hours after that he and his family were on a plane to New York City to do a flurry of media appearan ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Cornealious Michael Anderson III, Freed from Prison, Reunites with Family

    Yesterday morning, Cornealious Michael Anderson III woke up in a prison cell at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Missouri. He said corrections officers threw him in "the hole," or solitary confinement -- he wasn't sure why. He didn't get breakfast. Fast-forward several hours, and An ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    VIDEO: Mike Anderson Surprises His Kids at Home, Talks About Prison and the Future

    Yesterday was a huge day in the Anderson household -- Cornealious "Mike" Anderson was released from prison, and came home to surprise his children, reunite with his wife and eat a real meal for the first time in nine months. Daily RFT was at the courthouse yesterday. We were also invited to his hom ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    BREAKING: Mike Anderson is Free From Prison

    Cornealious "Mike" Anderson is officially a free man. Anderson was convicted in 2000 of armed robbery and sentenced to thirteen years in prison. Law enforcement should have re-arrested him and taken him to prison to serve his sentence, but for reasons that are still unclear, that didn't happen. And ... More >>

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    April 22, 2014

    Mike Anderson Sues MO Department of Corrections, Asks for Immediate Release

    This morning, an attorney for Cornealious "Mike" Anderson III, the man re-incarcerated this past July for a robbery he was convicted of thirteen years ago, filed a petition for declaratory judgment against George Lombardi, director of the Missouri Department of Corrections. In it, the lawyer argues ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    Mike Anderson Officially Asks Gov. Jay Nixon for Clemency, Rebuts AG Chris Koster

    Through his attorney, Cornealious "Mike" Anderson III filed a petition yesterday asking Governor Jay Nixon to grant him clemency or commute his prison sentence of thirteen years. Anderson is asking for relief given the fact that a clerical error prevented the state of Missouri from incarcerating him ... More >>

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    April 16, 2014

    AG Chris Koster Files to Deny Release of "Mike" Anderson But Suggests Path to Parole

    Yesterday, Attorney General Chris Koster filed a response to Cornealious "Mike" Anderson's plea to be released from a Mississippi County prison. Unsurprisingly, it argues that the judge hearing this case should deny Anderson's request. Anderson is nine months into a sentence for an armed robbery th ... More >>

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    February 21, 2014

    Petition Asks MO Attorney General Chris Koster to Release Cornealious "Mike" Anderson

    Last weekend, the national radio program This American Life ran a piece on Cornealious "Mike" Anderson. The report is based on a Riverfront Times feature we published back in September. It tells the strange story of how Anderson was convicted of armed robbery back in 1999, but was never picked up by ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Upcoming This American Life Episode Features Riverfront Times Story

    This week...on This American Life...the Riverfront Times. St. Louis fans of the popular radio show (heard on NPR) and podcast should be sure to tune in this weekend. The upcoming episode, entitled "Except for That One Thing," features a story that some may recall from the September 12, 2013, issue ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013
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    September 11, 2013

    Cornealious Anderson: How Did Missouri Let Convicted Man Walk Free for 13 Years?

    Today in print, we bring you the story of a massive procedural screwup in the Missouri criminal-justice system that allowed Cornealious "Mike" Anderson, 36, to walk free for thirteen years for a crime he committed when he was 22. For more than a decade, Anderson was supposed to have been in a Miss ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Tiger Trouble?: Mizzou Stuck in Neutral

    The Missouri Tigers have played three games since losing forward Laurence Bowers to a sprained ligament in his knee, and the results have been less than ideal. The hope was Bowers could be back on the floor in time to take on the Florida Gators in Gainesville, but that didn't happen. The question of ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Tigers to Open SEC Schedule Against 'Bama

    The Alabama Crimson Tide, and fans of the same, have had a pretty good 24 hours. A third national championship in four years last night, achieved by stomping an over-hyped Notre Dame team into the turf, and a future that looks to hold preseason number one status for next year as well. No doubt about ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    March 16, 2012

    March Madness Game Preview: SLU Billikens vs. Memphis Tigers

    ​I wrote a print edition article this week, looking at the brackets in the NCAA Tournament, doing some complaining about the selection committee's seeding choices, and previewing the road the Missouri Tigers will have to travel -- through the first couple rounds, at least -- if they want to get th ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    January 4, 2012

    Tigers Kick Off Conference Play With a Bang

    ​The Missouri Tigers did to the Oklahoma Sooners last night what they've done to most of their opponents this year: they beat them, and handily. Actually, it was more than just handily. The Tigers curb-stomped the Sooners last night in Columbia, beating up on Lon Kruger's squad to the tune of ... More >>

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    December 7, 2011

    Mizzou Moves to 8-0 With Win Over Villanova

    Ah, always nice to see college basketball season roll around again, if for no other reason than I can use my favorite picture. ​Last night was a very good night for the University of Missouri men's basketball team. Playing on a national stage -- ESPN, and not The Ocho -- in the early game of the J ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    Atomic Cowboy's Mike Anderson: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks Into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week, Chrissy Wilmes profiles Atomic Cowboy's Mike Anderson. Below is a Q&A with Anderson, followed by the recipe for Atomic's White Sangria. Chrissy Wilmes​This November, Mike Anderso ... More >>

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    July 29, 2011

    This Week in Gut Check, Regurgitated

    Jennifer Silverberg​This week, we lunched on a mandarin orange-and-chicken salad from 6 North Café, brunched on a frittata at Schlafly Bottleworks and continued our countdown of favorite dishes with sizzling rice soup from Hunan & Peking Garden and vegetarian meatballs at Lucas Park Grille. ... More >>

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    April 5, 2011

    Frank Haith: The Most Hated Man in Columbia

    An eloquent question, to be sure. ​Frank Haith, new head coach of the Missouri Tigers basketball team, has yet to coach a single game in Columbia. For that matter, I honestly don't know if he's even met any of his players yet. Even so, he's already made quite an impression with Mizzou fans, and th ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Mizzou's New Basketball Coach: Who The Hell?

    The new face of MU basketball: Frank Haith.​After courting some of the biggest names in college basketball, the University of Missouri has hired a man who's spent the past seven seasons toiling in relative obscurity. Frank Haith, the coach at the University of Miami, was offered the Mizzou job ove ... More >>

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    March 30, 2011

    Painter Staying at Purdue; Turns Down Mizzou

    Matt Painter is now off the list. Who's next?​Back to the drawing board. Matt Painter, the head basketball coach at Purdue University, has turned down the offer to take over the program at University of Missouri. Painter was offered the Mizzou job yesterday -- a position that would likely have pai ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Mizzou Hopes Painter Makes Its Masterpiece

    Purdue coach Matt Painter could soon have two million reasons to smile.​University of Missouri's athletic director Mike Alden hopes to land a replacement for the departed Mike Anderson today during a meeting in Florida with Purdue basketball coach Matt Painter. Painter, the 40-year-old phenom who' ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    Mike Anderson Officially Flies the Coop at Mizzou

    Anderson, right, will be taking his talents to Fayetteville. ​It's a rough time to be a Missouri basketball fan. The Tigers went in the tank for much of the latter portion of the regular season, were treated to an unceremonious first-round exit from the NCAA Tournament by Cincinnati, and now they' ... More >>

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    March 24, 2011

    RFT Exclusive: Quin Snyder Responds to Mike Anderson Leaving Missouri

    Snyder to Alden: "I'd never do that to you, baby."​Daily RFT today intercepted an email sent late yesterday to University of Missouri athletic director Mike Alden. The message, sent in the hours following coach Mike Anderson's departure to University of Arkansas, appears to have been sent by Mizzo ... More >>

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    March 22, 2011

    Mike Anderson Panic Proves College Sports is the True Moneyball League

    livewire.missouri.eduMike Anderson: Playin' the game; makin' it rain.​This is not a personal slight against University of Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson. I like Mike. In fact, what's not to like about the man who resurrected the Tiger basketball program from the train wreck inherited from ... More >>

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    March 18, 2011

    Mizzou Falls Flat in Quick Exit from NCAA Tourney

    Mizzou had this much bounce yesterday.​Mizzou continued the lackluster play that's defined much of its 2010-2011 season last night, quickly losing to the Cincinnati Bearcats in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament by a score of 78-63.Coming into the game, the Tigers had dropped four of their l ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    Three Reasons the Tigers Will Win, And Three Reasons They Won't

    This is a bearcat. It is not the most intimidating creature one could choose for a mascot. ​The Missouri Tigers open their own NCAA Tournament run tonight against the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. It's been a long and somewhat disappointing road for the Tigers this year, as they've watched a ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    Rejoice Tiger Fans: Mike Anderson Rejects Oregon

    Image viaMike Anderson gave the Ducks the finger.​Money isn't everything in college basketball. Well, not quite everything.Over the weekend Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson turned down the opportunity to coach the Nike-sponsored Oregon Ducks. The estimated $3 million contract he was offered ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    Oregon Ducks Calling Mizzou's Mike Anderson?

    image viaMike Anderson is pointing west -- MU fans are hoping he doesn't move that direction too.​On Tuesday University of Oregon athletic director Pat Kilkenny denied rumors that Missouri's Mike Anderson turned down an offer that would have paid him $3 million annually to replace the fired Ernie ... More >>

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    March 22, 2010

    The Tigers' Tournament Post-Mortem

    I love this picture. No idea why, but I do. ​In the end, the Missouri Tigers just weren't quite good enough this year. I feel perfectly all right saying that, not as a slight, but as a fact. The Mizzou basketball program has made remarkable strides in just a few short years since Mike Anderso ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010

    The Tigers Lay a Tournament Egg

    ​The Missouri Tigers certainly didn't do themselves any favours in the Big 12 Tournament. Going in to the tournament, they were seen as a team playing their best basketball at the right time of the year. Now, after dropping their opening round game to Nebraska, 75-60, the Tigers aren't looking nea ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Ass Clown of the Week: Christie Bradley

    ​Imagine that you start receiving online propositions and text messages from the woman pictured to the left. She really wants you. In fact she sexts you all kinds of nasty things she plans to do to you. Example: "...all i can think about is givn you (head) and (fuckin) ur brains out." She tells yo ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Horny Mothers, Bonehead Academics, "Butt" Peddlers and Questionable Politicos: Who is This Week's Ass Clown?

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, it's that time of the week again. Vote for the local headline maker you think made the biggest ass of themselves this week. And the nominees...1. Mizzou Officials: Administrators at University of Missouri helped make headlines this week when they sold old cell phones belongi ... More >>

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    April 1, 2009

    Wednesday, April 1: Morning's Newz

    The FBI is reportedly investigating members of the Missouri House over so-called "pay-to-play" appointments for committee seats. The specter of the FBI probe prompted legislative General Counsel Don Lograsso to send a memo to all House members this week warning them not to accept "campaign contribut ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Time For Missouri Fans to Panic -- Mike Anderson Going to Memphis?

    All along through the tournament run that Mizzou just made, I would constantly hear from people, "Oh, Anderson's gone. Kentucky is going to snatch him up." But Kentucky wasn't going to take Mike Anderson. I thought they would go for a bigger name, a splashy move that makes bold headlines all ov ... More >>

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    March 31, 2009

    Georgia Offers Coaching Position to Mizzou's Mike Anderson

    So, the Memphis offer has yet to arrive -- at least not publicly. But now Mike Anderson has at least one leverage tool when he meets with Mizzou officials this week to renegotiate his contract. Today ESPN reports that University of Georgia has offered Anderson $2 million per year to take over its ba ... More >>

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    March 30, 2009

    Tigers' Run Ends

    It was a hell of a ride while it lasted. Alas, nothing lasts forever, and Missouri is going home, richer for the experience, but still disappointed. Personally, I absolutely hate losses like that. I could handle it if they had gotten blown out; hey, you just ran into a much better team. But thi ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Four Reasons Mizzou Will Make the Final Four

    Mizzou's win last night over Memphis combined all the ingredients for a March Madness special.A three-quarter court shot at the buzzer? Check. Enough bricks from the free throw line to rebuild Mizzou Arena? Check. 102 points against the most efficient defense in college basketball? Check.Yup, the Ti ... More >>

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    March 24, 2009

    Eight Reasons Mizzou Will Make the Elite Eight

    Just before the Madness began last week, I laid out a lengthy list of reasons why Missouri would fail in the first few rounds of the tournament, pointing out a few of the Tigers' most glaring weaknesses and the dangers of each potential early round match-up.Now Mizzou has reached the Sweet Sixteen f ... More >>

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    March 17, 2009

    Sixteen Reasons Mizzou Won't Make it Past the Sweet Sixteen

    Mizzou surprised even its most optimistic fans when it won the Big 12 tournament last week. It was an impressive performance, especially for a team that absolutely stunk in road games all season. Now the Tigers seem to be hitting their stride at just the right time of the year, winning ten of their ... More >>

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    March 16, 2009

    The Tigers Prove Me Wrong

    Never before have I been so happy to be so wrong. Just last week, I wrote about how disappointing the ends to both the Missouri Tigers' and the SLU Billikens' regular seasons were. I thought that the Tigers would largely take away that last game loss to Texas A&M as the last impression of t ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    The Rebirth of Mizzou Basketball

    I hate the NBA pretty much unequivocally, and the college game is only marginally better.While it can certainly be a beautiful game at its best, when the execution is just right, most of the time modern basketball consists of a hulking giant who would be under investigation for massive steroid use i ... More >>

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    May 30, 2007

    Media Watchdog Update

    It had been a while since we checked in on the St. Louis Journalism Review. Still, I was a bit surprised when I clicked my bookmark (come on, doesn't everyone have one?) and was directed to a Web page devoted to KTRS (AM 550) talkmeister Frank O. Pinion. A URL shanghaiing! The KTRS ... More >>

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    January 30, 2007

    Dispatches from the Fifth Estate

    Welcome to Media Watchdog Headquarters! In 1969 the Chicago Journalism Review reported a story that had been ignored by the mainstream press, alleging that the political machine of Mayor Richard Daley had covered up the murder of two members of the Black Panther Party at the hands of police. The ar ... More >>

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    April 12, 2006

    Foul Frequency

    PR flops. Staff upheaval. Shrill talk-show hosts. The Cardinals' flagship station can't seem to find the strike zone.

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    July 16, 2003

    The Worst of D.C.

    Shock jock's found a new way to annoy people

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    September 27, 2000

    Best Radio Personality

    Frank O. Pinion

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