Blues fall short in overtime

ST. LOUIS — Teemu Selanne and Ryan Getzlaf scored in the shootout to lift Anaheim to a wild 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Blues after the Ducks squandered a two-goal lead late in regulation Monday night.

Shepard trail offers exercise opportunities for school kids

Shepard Boulevard Elementary School students and the community have a new way to exercise. They can run on the new fitness trail surrounding the soccer field or stretch and work out their upper bodies at the seven fitness stations along the trail.

Tobacco tax curtails use, researcher says

If Missourians pass Amendment 3, the tax on tobacco products might not be the only thing that increases. The number of nonsmokers in the state could also go up, according to a researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Journalism honor roll

Since 1930, the Missouri School of Journalism has awarded its Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism. Medalists are selected by the school’s faculty on the basis of lifetime or superior achievement in all areas of journalism.

Power by nature

In about a month, Steven Segal and his wife, Catharine Mouton, will be able to step outside their new home and take in the nature surrounding it. The Katy Trail borders the southwestern edge of their property, and the Missouri River is visible from the deck. When they step back inside, the idyllic scenery will stay with them.

Jewish literature’s monsters: horrific and humorous

Demons, malevolent spirits and mutant creations will haunt Columbia in the coming months when MU’s Ellis Library and the Columbia Public Library team up to explore “monsters of the Jewish imagination.”

Wild cards

ST. LOUIS — The party keeps going for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Tony La Russa suspects some of his younger players may be beyond his reach.

Gays fight for place in GOP after scandal

Charles Stadtlander has a clear opinion about former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley that he says other gay Republicans share: If the Florida Republican is found guilty of sexual harassment of teenage pages on Capitol Hill, he said, “he should rot in jail for a long, long time.”

Proposal would make pay hikes harder to reject

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri’s elected officials and judges would have a better chance of getting pay raises under one of the measures before voters Nov. 7.

Stem cell amendment can impose crimes, penalties

JEFFERSON CITY — Missourians will be deciding a virtually unprecedented issue next week when they vote on a proposed constitutional amendment ensuring that all federally allowed stem cell research can occur in Missouri.

USC upset could mean mess of one-loss teams for BCS

For those who enjoy BCS chaos, the fun starts now.

Grateful victors

KANSAS CITY — There is a way to hold onto the ball for two-thirds of the game, move it some 500 yards, get your best player in the end zone four times and still nearly lose the game.

Impeccable Manning dissects Denver

Maddeningly meticulous and impeccably precise, this was Peyton Manning at his cruel best.

MU has prime-time troubles

The first stars of “Saturday Night Live” were known as the “not ready for prime-time players.”

MU’s Riddle working on her moves

It’s time to dance. At least is it for the post players on the Missouri women’s basketball team.

The art of origami

The beginnings of origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, are unclear, though it is believed to have been influenced by the art of cloth folding and the Chinese style of paper folding.

Deck the fall

Pumpkins, scarecrows, ghosts and witches are rampant in Boone County yards as festive expressions of the fall season.

Tragic tower

It starts like many stories, with the undying passion between two lovers. An injured Confederate soldier didn’t have much of a chance in Columbia without Sarah June’s help.

Experts share definitions of stem cell cloning

Cloning. It’s a charged word when talking about Missouri’s proposed stem cell amendment.

Stem cell: no simple division

On Nov. 7, Missouri voters will have the opportunity to decide whether to approve Amendment 2, also known as the Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative. Passage of the amendment would allow Missouri researchers to use approved embryonic stem cell lines under federal guidelines.