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Missouri baseball team wins fourth straight

The Missouri baseball team won its fourth-straight game in a 7-4 victory over Eastern Illinois on Tuesday in O’Fallon.

Missouri House OKs amendment to let pharmacies refuse contraception pills

Republicans say the amendment, which passed the house in a 115-43 vote, gives pharmacies the freedom to choose the products they stock. Democrats call it an attempt to control womens' bodies.

LETTER: Tell the Missouri General Assembly to support fair tax

House Joint Resolution 36 would pass the fair tax at the state level, and help attract businesses to Missouri. Show your support by calling your senators today.

Young restaurateur makes a go of it in hard times

Brian Coley began in the restaurant business at age 14, washing dishes. Now, the 23-year-old graduate of the MU hotel and restaurant management program is running his own place, Coley's American Bistro, in downtown Columbia.

Many roles keep Hickman track coaches busy

Hickman track and field coaches Stewart Johnson and Pete Doll both teach at the school and have children of their own.

Good day for Missouri golfers at Big 12 championships

The Missouri men's golf team moved up four spots in the team standings after the third round of the Big 12 Conference championships Tuesday in Hutchinson, Kan.

Pig Brown, former Tigers safety, earns NFL tryout

He will take part in the Green Bay Packers' mini-camp later this week. It is his second attempt at catching on with an NFL franchise.

Survey: Americans switch faiths early, often

A new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found the reasons for switching religions are often tied to childhood faith.

We need to act to solve addiction problem

The War on Drugs has not succeeded because we are too quick to write off the problem. To solve the drug crisis, we must realize that addicts — many of whom are in our own families and friend groups — are trying to cope with the stresses and anxiety of life.

Missouri House sends 2 child-support bills to Nixon

One of the bills would give people longer grace periods to get up to speed on child support payments, while the other would let men challenge paternity judgments with a DNA test until Dec. 31, 2011.

Missouri specimen samples prove negative for swine flu

The Missouri Health Department tested about two dozen people with flu-like symptoms, and none proved to have swine flu.  Health officials are further preparing as more cases surface elsewhere.

US: Nuclear solution comes with huge price tag

  America's efforts to shift from being dependent on fossil fuels to using nuclear energy could be hampered by the huge cost of building reactors. The cost is ultimately eaten by consumers with increased monthly rates, even before the construction starts.

Tony Gonzalez bids Kansas City Chiefs goodbye

Tony Gonzalez held and sponsored his own press conference Tuesday to formally say goodbye to Kansas City and the Chiefs, where he played for almost 12 years. Gonzalez was traded to the Atlanta Falcons, a "contender," in exchange for their a second-round draft pick.

Administrative hearing set to discuss Missouri grain dealer issues

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has set a hearing where farmers, who lost money when a grain dealer went out of business, will learn how much they can expect to recover.

Senators debate higher education building bonds

A proposed amendment creates $100 million for projects such as buildings, facilities and parks, which some say would be a misuse of state credit. Others point to this as an example of "good debt."

Helias nudges out Hickman golfers

Helias edged Hickman by one stroke at a quadrangular hosted by Rock Bridge on Tuesday at Old Hawthorne.

Missouri bill would let pharmacies refuse 'Plan B' sales

The Missouri House has endorsed a measure allowing pharmacies to decide whether or not they will stock emergency contraceptives or abortion pills.

Retired Hickman principal to run Catholic high school

Hickman's former principal Bob Nolke is taking a job as Interim Adminstrator for Columbia's future regional Catholic high school after retiring in 2001. He will be providing information about the plans for the high school, marketing and securing additional funding.

Obama to mark first 100 days with stop in Missouri

Although Missouri as a whole voted against President Obama, Jefferson County didn't. He's stopping by Jefferson County on his 100th day in office to show his support.

Specter becomes Democrat; 60-vote majority is near

Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania just switched parties, becoming the 60th seat in the Senate for the Democratic majority. He blamed Republicans in Pennsylvania for becoming too conservative, which he believed would not allow him to be elected to a sixth term in the Senate.

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