THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Large city developments by Odle family

Sunday, June 9, 2013 | 6:27 p.m. CDT
Owner Randy Wildebrandt walks dogs Shasta, left, and Jazzy on April 8 at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital after Jazzy underwent tests for a comparative oncology treatment. The dogs are always together at home and as much as possible while Jazzy is receiving treatment.

COLUMBIA — The week's most read stories include the Odle family's plans for development of Columbia near U.S. 63 and dogs that are helping cancer research for humans. 

Here are the 10 most popular stories posted during the past week on, according to Google Analytics. 

Note: Most of these stories are available to Missourian members only. Non-members can buy a 99-cent day pass to read the stories.

  1. The most read story was about Bruce Odle, father of Jonathan and Nathan Odle who are the developers of the Brookside apartments downtown, owning undeveloped land that he proposes to add apartment buildings, office spaces and a fast-food restaurant, among other things. (1,039 pageviews)
  2. Randy Wildebrandt brings his poodle, Jazzy, to the MU veterinary hospital for the cancerous tumor on her right back leg. Jazzy is one of several dogs receiving experimental treatment through the comparative oncology program at MU. The hope is that the dogs' responses to the treatment will help doctors learn new ways to fight cancer in humans. (979 pageviews)
  3. Joel Ewbank's home and work are one in the same. He lives in a group home where he is head nurse to patients who are considered "total care." (897 pageviews)
  4. Dozens of MU faculty and community members gather at a Faculty Council meeting to express concerns that they were not consulted about moving the Museum of Art and Archaeology and the Museum of Anthropology to the former Ellis Fischel Cancer Center site. (866 pageviews)
  5. Before summer school started at Battle High School, a dedication ceremony was held for the school's namesake, Muriel Williams Battle. Students, teachers, members of the community and Battle's husband and family members were there to honor her name. (851 pageviews)
  6. A semi-tractor truck crashed and exploded on Interstate 70, causing both lanes of a two-mile stretch near Kansas City to be closed all day Friday. (784 pageviews)
  7. A report from Tuesday explained that if you are caught with marijuana, the type of punishment you can expect depends on the type of officer that catches you. Columbia police officers and Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers operate under different state and city laws. (754 pageviews)
  8. Missouri senior pitcher Rob Zastryzny was picked 41st overall by the Chicago Cubs in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday. Zastryzny is from Corpus Christi, Texas. (698 pageviews)
  9. The ninth most read story was a From Readers story by Columbia broadcaster Sarah Hill and her view from behind Google Glass. She explains the uses and features of the new technology. (686 pageviews)
  10. J. Karl Miller asks, "Why can't boys simply be allowed to be boys?" in his article discussing the development of boys. (677 pageviews)

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