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Special respect for MU's Milligan

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel stressed the importance of a player like Zach Milligan, who spent 11 months as a soldier in Iraq, to further the "team concept."

Looking back at where he's been, what he's seen, and what he's done, for Zach Milligan, who spent 11 months as a soldier in Iraq, working toward a Big 12 Conference championship suddenly doesn't seem like such an imperative mission.

Education and alternatives are crucial in solving abortion issue

 Pro-life means you should support abortion alternatives, which help the woman decide to keep her baby. A woman needs to feel she can have help to raise her baby properly.

Volleyball brings Chinese player to Columbia

Before the Missouri volleyball team contacted her, Tigers sophomore Weiwen Wang did not plan to come to America from China.

Gans Road extension plans will involve landowners, public

Landowners around the proposed extension path of Gans Road have concerns about the construction of the new roadway, which city and county officials plan to establish as a major east-west thoroughfare between U.S. 63 and Providence Road.

District decides to go back to traditional math

The change to elementary math education will take effect no sooner than next fall.

Calvary Episcopal holds service to officially instate new rector

More than 130 people gathered Wednesday at Calvary for a worship service called the Celebration of New Ministry whereby the Rev. Paula Robinson was officially instated as the church’s first female rector. Robinson has been acting as rector at Calvary since March.

GetAbout's I-70 overpass nixed — for now

The Columbia City Council has elected to fund a Providence Road overpass project, meaning the I-70 overpass will rest idle for a few years until additional highway funding might become available.

Animal Planet's Jeff Corwin draws fans from near and far

Jeff Corwin, executive producer and host of two shows on Animal Planet, hosted a book signing and spoke to a sold-out crowd in Jesse Auditorium on Wednesday.

Federal government offers to help assess Columbia's traffic signal management system

Early in September, the Environment and Energy Commission sent a letter to the City Council asking the Columbia Public Works staff to assess how well the city's traffic signals are managed. Since then, the Federal Highway Administration has offered Columbia's traffic department help in studying traffic signal management in the city.

Suspect sought by county sheriff after attack

Melvin A. Warrick, 31, has been charged with first-degree burglary and second-degree assault, according to a news release from the sheriff’s department.

'Delineators' intended to prevent crashes

The devices have been installed on Broadway in front of Walgreens to prevent left-hand turns that back up traffic at Providence Road.

Former Buchanan Co. official admits embezzlement

A 68-year-old woman pleaded guilty to taking $118,000 in Social Security payments meant for clients of her office by writing herself checks.

Take Back the Night to raise awareness of violence

Organizers say Rape Awareness Week will educate the community, especially incoming freshman, about violence toward women with speeches, testimonies, and a march.

MU student group urges voter registration

A non-partisan student advocacy organization at MU has registered more than 1,400 new voters in Boone County since June, and they hope to register 400 more by the end of the week.

Rate of new cancer cases down among blacks

Mo. farm group seeks role in hog-farm ruling

The Missouri Farm Bureau Federation wants a Cole County judge to reconsider a hog-farm permit ruling that some critics fear could put the brakes on the state's agricultural business.

Hornbeck recounts time spent in captivity

Shawn Hornbeck, who was kidnapped in 2002 in Washington County, tells his story during an interview with CBS News' "48 Hours Mystery." The show airs at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Big check to Hulshof may have been made too soon

A report by the Republican Governors Association Missouri 2008 Political Action Committee shows it made the contribution to gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof on Aug. 26, two days before Missouri's contribution limits were repealed. But the group may have been hasty in making the contribution.

Mo. lawmakers fight WWI memorial in Washington

Missouri's congressional delegation is opposing an effort to establish a World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Lights out for Twilight Festival on Thursday night

Thursday evening marks the end of the Twilight Festival, a 19-year tradition begun by the Central Columbia Association to boost downtown crowds.

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