THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Georgia fans react to Columbia, more women embrace natural hair, and hail damage

Sunday, September 16, 2012 | 6:45 p.m. CDT; updated 7:07 p.m. CDT, Sunday, October 7, 2012
COLUMBIA — Missouri football remained one of the most popular topics with Missourian readers. Stories about more black women in Columbia embracing the natural hair trend, a local entrepreneur and hail damage also made the list.

Here's a look at the top 10 most popular stories published this past week on, according to Google Analytics.
  1. After flocking to Columbia for Missouri's first SEC football game, some Bulldog fans walked away with the impression that Tiger fans still have some work to do before they can fit in with their conference. Their main criticism? Tiger fans seem a little too nice for the competitive SEC. 4,839 page views 
  2. Missourian readers also took an interest in the Tigers' game against the Arizona State Sun Devils. This Missourian page provided links to a photo gallery, video feed and game day story. 4,344 page views
  3. Another story about Georgia fans' reaction to Columbia was near the top of our list. Missourian staffer Caitlin Steffen gathered articles and blogs from places such as and Red & Black. 2,485 page views
  4. Missouri quarterback James Franklin and coach Gary Pinkel discussed the challenges the team faced during the Tigers 41-20 loss to the Georgia bulldogs. Franklin's helmet came off twice during the game, and each time, NCAA rules required him to sit out for one play. 1,837 page views
  5. A growing number of black women in Columbia are foregoing harsh chemical treatments for their hair and letting it grow naturally instead. Bridget Hollis, the owner of Peace of Mind Salon and Spa in Columbia, hopes to become the face of the natural movement in Columbia. 1,401 page views
  6. The Missouri Tigers beat the Arizona State Sun Devils 24-20 on Saturday night. The Tigers won the game with quarterback Corbin Berkstresser, who started in place of injured quarterback James Franklin. 1,283 page views
  7. Arizona State coach Todd Graham makes sure his team has as much consistency as possible when it's on the road. He even brings air fresheners on the road so the locker rooms his team uses smell the same everywhere. 1,116
  8. The student section in Memorial Stadium was so crowded during Missouri's game against Georgia that many students had to stand in the grass or in the stairway. The game, including 12,000 student tickets, was a sellout. 1,071 page views
  9. A story about a former drug dealer who started an Apple products repair business was also popular with Missourian readers. Trevor Robinson learned how to fix hand-held Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads while he was in a rehabilitation program. He has since set up a business called Columbia iRepair in his studio apartment. 1,028 page views
  10. Local insurance companies braced themselves for a rush of claims after a hailstorm in parts of Columbia and Boone County on Sept. 7. By Monday morning, Allstate already had 100 claims. 974 page views

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Michael Williams September 16, 2012 | 8:47 p.m.

Quite a while ago in this forum we had a conversation about commas; if memory serves, even a Missourian editor(s) weighed in.

One of the topics was whether you include a comma between the last and next-to-last items in a list.

For example, consider the sentence: I bought a candy bar, some chips, and a soda.

Now, do you put a comma between "chips" and "and", or not?

INO, should the sentence read, "I bought a candy bar, some chips and a soda?"

Well, here's one reason why you SHOULD add the comma between the last and next-to-last items in a list:

Look at the title to this article: "THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Georgia fans react to Columbia, more women embrace natural hair and hail damage"

Why, I had NO idea women were embracing hail damage!!!!!!!!

A comma would have resolved this. So would putting hail damage before embracing natural hair.

Funny, whatever the case. Embracing hail damage is just plain weird.

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