Cole County


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Cole County, Missouri

311 E High St
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 634-9106
Fax: (573) 681-9678
www.colecounty.org

In central MO, south of Columbia; organized Nov 16, 1820 (prior to statehood) from Cooper county. Name Origin: For Capt. Stephen Cole (?-1822), an Indian fighter

Area (sq mi):: 399.08 (land 391.44; water 7.64) Population per square mile: 185.90
Population 2005: 72,757 State rank: 14 Population change: 2000-20005 1.90%; 1990-2000 12.30% Population 2000: 71,397 (White 86.40%; Black or African American 9.90%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 35.50
Income 2000: per capita $20,739; median household $42,924; Population below poverty level: 8.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,805-$32,120
Unemployment (2004): 3.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 17.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 9.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Jefferson City County seat (38,671)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    LOUIS, March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday declined the request of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, parent company of RightCHOICE Managed Care (NYSE: RIT), to limit the Cole County Circuit Court's actions relating to the litigation involving Blue Cross and the state.
    NYSE: RIT), on Friday, March 19, asked the Missouri Supreme Court to enter an order of prohibition directed to Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown III to limit his actions relating to the litigation involving Blue Cross and the state while the case is on appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court.
    NYSE: RIT), advised today that Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown III made statements on the record indicating that he has continued concerns with the modified settlement agreement filed on March 12, 1999.
    The company's appeal sought to reverse the December 1996 ruling of Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown in a suit brought by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri against the Missouri Attorney General and the Department of Insurance.
    Cole County Circuit Judge Thomas Brown had ruled that Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri had violated its purposes as a non-profit corporation as a result of operating RightCHOICE and later disapproved the settlement agreement reached by the parties.
    In today's ruling, the Missouri Supreme Court accepted transfer of the parties' appeal of the order of Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown III, disapproving the settlement and halted further proceedings before Judge Brown and his appointed special master, Robert G.
    NYSE: RIT) and the Missouri Attorney General today took a number of steps seeking review by the Missouri Supreme Court of the settlement agreement that Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown III disapproved on Oct.
    28 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, the Missouri Department of Insurance and the Missouri Attorney General, representing the state as well as the interests of over 90 consumer groups, presented their support today of the proposed settlement agreement at a public hearing before Cole County Circuit Judge Thomas Brown.
    NYSE: RIT), today announced that the Special Master appointed by the Circuit Court of Cole County, Missouri, has recommended that the March 1999 modified settlement agreement be disapproved.
    Any usage quantities included in this request are based on estimated need; Cole County reserves the right to increase or decrease quantities to meet actual needs
    The Honorable Jon Beetem from Cole County presided over the trial, which lasted two and half weeks.
    NYSE:RIT), today announced that the company is considering legal alternatives in response to an order filed by Cole County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brown III that names a temporary receiver/custodian for the shares of RightCHOICE stock owned by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Missouri, which represent approximately 80 percent of the equity interest of RightCHOICE.