Notes from the heart

Lisa Woolriodge, front center, leads The Heart of Missouri Chorus during rehearsal. Woolridge is the assistant director and choreographer of the all-female chorus.

The Heart of Missouri Chorus is more like a sisterhood than an ensemble. The group's devotion to each other and to the music has been rewarded with strong bonds and top regional honors.

Women really score in today’s basketball

The WNBA season has opened again, and it’s a different ballgame from the six-on-six game foisted on girls 40 years ago – a game of limits.

Reconstructed home of real ‘Huck Finn’ opens as museum

Huck Finn, Tom Sawyer’s incorrigible buddy, is finally getting his due.

Restaurant at fault for pitcher’s death, Hancock family says

The father of Josh Hancock filed suit Thursday, claiming a restaurant provided drinks to the St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher even though he was intoxicated prior to the crash that killed him.

If Hulshof resigns, Democrats may reclaim ‘Little Dixie’

Missouri’s 9th Congressional District was in Democratic hands for 76 years until a dynamic Republican prosecutor named Kenny Hulshof won the seat in 1996.

First battle: serve in military. Next battle: finish college

Two weeks before final exams, Aaron Rinehart couldn’t concentrate on his studies. He was too busy preparing his will. Rinehart, then a senior at MU, was given three weeks’ notice that his Marine Corps unit would be shipping off to Djibouti, a country in Africa.

Remembering our veterans, alive and dead

Go figure: A student-soldier is called up to active duty, spends a year serving his or her country, and returns to MU to find the welcome home involves a mess of paperwork and pleas to professors and officials before picking up an education again.

Bishop Jakes emphasizes self-satisfaction

WASHINGTON — He’s about to turn 50 and to celebrate his 25th wedding anniversary. It’s time to take stock.