Brewers' Braun Suspended For Rest Of Season

Major League Baseball is suspending Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun for the rest of the season without pay. The penalty comes as a result of violating MLB's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. Braun is one of the players that has been linked to the Biogenesis clinic in Florida accused of distributing performance-enhancing drugs. Braun issued a statement saying, "I realize now that I have made some mistakes. I am willing to accept the consequences of those actions." The former National League MVP is batting .298 with nine home runs and 38 RBI this season. Braun was initially facing a 50-game suspension for a failed drug test in October 2011, but it was overturned in February 2012 by an independent arbitrator who ruled his test sample had been improperly handled. At the time, Braun stated that he was a victim of a system that failed and that the truth was on his side. The 29-year-old slugger now says he apologizes to the fans, the Brewers organization and his teammates, and is glad to have the matter behind him once and for all. A five-time All-Star, Braun is in the midst of a long-term contract that runs through 2020. He is due to make 14-million-dollars next season.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Junior Basketball Player Hailey Diestelkamp with the Owensville Dutchgirls. She recently became the all-time scoring leader at Owensville High School surpassing Katie Davis. Hailey played volleyball her first two years of high school, but after suffering an injury playing basketball last summer, she decided to focus on basketball this year. Hailey runs track in the spring.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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It came as a shock to a lot of people to find out that the contract for the Union license office, which has been operated by the Union Chamber of Commerce since the 1970's, was being turned over to a for-profit company based out of Jefferson City.

What happened? It's a classic case of two all-too-common phenomena in the world of government--unintended consequences and the revolving door.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Saint Louis erased a nine-point second half deficit and had a shot to win it late, but fell 60-56 against UMass Saturday in a thrilling Atlantic 10 Conference game at Chaifetz Arena. It was the fourth loss in a row for the Billikens, who fall to 9-12 overall and 1-7 in league play. UMass improves to 12-9 overall and 5-3 in the A-10. The Billikens had the ball down by two with the shot clock off.