Heat kills two more people in St. Louis

Two more people have succumbed to the blistering heat that has settled over the region for two weeks.

Democratic candidate for attorney general calls for product safety law

Democratic attorney general candidate Margaret Donnelly on Wednesday called for Missouri to enact a children’s product safety law that could penalize businesses that don’t quickly inform consumers of product recalls.

Supervisor says safety gauges not checked before Taum Sauk reservoir collapse

After water washed over the top of the Taum Sauk hydroelectric plant reservoir in September 2005, plant supervisors determined the water level gauges weren't accurate and attempted to correct them.

Crossing the world stage

Ironweed arrived in Columbia’s Chinese sister city Thursday. They were invited to perform at the International Qingdao (Tsing Tao) Beer Festival, as well as at several other venues in southeast China by The Columbia Friends of China.

$1.2 million secured for HIV/AIDS housing

The Waterbrook Place project, sponsored by the Regional AIDS Interfaith Network in Columbia, secured the $1.2 million needed for three buildings at Garth Avenue and Worley Street.

Businessman ups land offer for new school

A local businessman has stepped up his efforts to get a new high school in north Columbia. In a letter sent to the Columbia School Board on Friday, George Godas increased his offer of land to 80 acres.

Sign to stay put despite protests

Morgan Fisher, 22, can leave work tonight feeling just as safe as she did yesterday. The DWI Traffic Defense Center sign at 217 N. Ninth St., which provides increased light in the area where she works, will stay put, despite recent calls for removal.

Class in session for teachers, not students

Orientation for the 204 new teachers who will join the Columbia Public School District’s faculty this year began Monday at Gentry Middle School.

Wanted: people who love artwork

A flock of children scanned MU’s Museum of Art and Archaeology with a spirit of discovery on Tuesday. Using flashlights, the little group of treasure hunters searched for ancient art in the museum’s Weinberg Gallery. Beams of light darted across the art and whispers bounced off the walls during the 30-minute tour.

Holding a steady beat

Almost 300 MU students stood in a circle Tuesday morning warming up under the hot August sun for the first full day of Marching Mizzou’s band camp.

Agencies strip away our choices

From the multitudinous government bureaucracies to the minions of private (nonprofit?) agencies to the likes of talk show host Bill “I am looking out for you” O’Reilly, we are privileged to enjoy a freedom from any responsibility of making our own decisions and provided an escape clause from the consequences of our actions.

Columbia woman still going at 101

Columbia resident Fanny Lucas is celebrating her 101st year. She’s living well past the life expectancy of even the top-ranking country, Andorra, which boasts a life expectancy of 83.5 years.

Tiger caretakers

The big men don’t get the glory when quarterback Chase Daniel throws a 70-yard touchdown bomb. And neither do the people ensuring that players are prepared to withstand two grueling weeks of training camp: the sports medicine, strength and conditioning and dining hall staffs.

Cards pound Brewers

MILWAUKEE — The St. Louis Cardinals scored six runs in the fifth inning to rally for a 12-4 victory over Milwaukee, spoiling the Brewers’ 1982 World Series team reunion.

Laird leads Rangers’ comeback

ARLINGTON, Texas — Gerald Laird and Michael Young homered and Kevin Millwood struck out nine in seven innings to lead the Texas Rangers to a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday night.