GUEST COMMENTARY: Former YouZeum director deserved better

There are always two sides to any story and sometimes many more. I write now to show another side of what has turned out to be an unfortunate public airing of problems in a non-profit organization that has struggled for its very existence since its inception.

LETTER:Important to scrutinize religious texts

It's dangerous to excuse actions just because they're based on religous beliefs.

Spiders' bad reputation might be undeserved

Despite their reputation, spiders are more useful and less dangerous than we think.

Tigers have earned $3.9 million from TV

The Mizzou football team has already made nine appearances on television so far this season, making it an above average season.

Decision may threaten Columbia school workers' benefits

The Social Security Administration has informed Missouri school districts that only teachers, principals and a few other positions are exempt from paying into Social Security.

Anheuser-Busch shareholders approve InBev deal

The deal, expected to be finalized by the end of the year, will make InBev the world's largest brewer.

Dixon signs letter of intent for Tiger basketball

The Lee's Summit West senior was ranked this year as the No. 130 player nationally .

Koster cleared of laundering charge

The Missouri Ethics Commission said the case failed to get enough votes to proceed to a hearing.

Stocks plunge on dismal corporate reports, government news

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the government won't buy bank's bad assets on a day of more reports of sales drops and staff cuts.

Blunt attorneys denied ordering deletion of e-mails

Sunshine requests from The Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch prompted the investigation into preservation of e-mail records.

Potential college students taking both entrance exams more often

The numbers of students taking the SAT has risen 30 percent since 1998; the number of ACT-takers has risen 43 percent.

FBI probing St. Louis-based preneed funeral company

The company is being liquidated after guaranteeing hundreds of millions of dollars worth of services before becoming insolvent.

Nixon names Ardini to general counsel spot

He has been the governor-elect's top legal counsel in the attorney general's office since 2003.

Boy hit by car after parade in southeast Missouri

A boy from Jackson was hit by a car after a Veterans Day parade.

Black Hawk Down hero seeks to inspire

Sgt. Matt Eversmann, a war hero from the infamous Black Hawk Down mission, visited MU to share his experiences in battle and the lessons learned of selfless service and courage.

AmerenUE, advocacy agency disagree on how to pay for nuclear reactor

The Office of Public Counsel issued an analysis showing a funding method for a new nuclear reactor in Callaway County that could minimize the profits of the reactor and the cost to customers by about $5 billion.

Stem cell lawsuit dismissed

A state trial judge dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday filed by critics of embryonic stem cell research who wanted to block $21 million in state funds from going to life sciences research.

Taking a quick look at "Blind" Boone's life

A classical and ragtime composer and pianist, John William "Blind" Boone is one of Columbia's most well-known historical figures.

Concert to help restore musician's home and reputation

Pianist John Davis will be performing a concert at MU on Saturday to benefit the restoration of 19th Century ragtime composer and pianist J.W. "Blind" Boone's Columbia home.

Japanese culture attracts students to language

At Rock Bridge and Hickman High Schools, students don't have to follow the traditional path of picking French, German, Latin or Spanish to fill Missouri's foreign language requirement. Since 1990, Columbia Public Schools has offered Japanese as an alternative language for students to learn.