PHOTO GALLERY: MU graduation ceremonies 2009, Day 2

Graduates await their chance to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas during the Arts and Science graduation ceremony at Hearnes Center on Saturday.

Ceremonies resumed at MU on Saturday with the Honors Convocation and graduations, such as the Arts and Science Commencement.

Tigers advance to regional championship

The Missouri softball team beat Illinois 5-1 and Bradley 2-1 on Saturday at University Field to advance to the championship of their NCAA Regional.

Phil McCormick transforms to find success on the mound

The redshirt sophomore has earned appearances out of the bullpen with a unique delivery.

Legislators attribute heightened partisanship to term limits

Some say the personal attacks, the unwillingness to compromise, the filibustering — all stem from lawmakers having to conduct their business in too little time.

Columbia man killed in car accident

Police say Brad L. Irey lost control of his car and struck a utility pole.


Hopes for health care legislation end with session

Despite promises on both sides of the aisle to pass health care legislation, no bill passed in 2009.

Why did Missouri man risk visit to Myanmar's Nobel winner?

John Yettaw tried to see Aung San Suu Kyi before and failed. "Everyone is very angry with this wretched American," Suu Kyi's attorney, Kyi Win, told reporters. "He is the cause of all these problems."

MU recognizes 2009 graduates

Some walked with faculty mentors at the Honors Convocation.

Myers doesn't regret Jeopardy! loss, is eager to play again

At graduation Saturday, MU senior Laura Myers received congratulations for completing her degree and finishing third in the Jeopardy! College Championship, winning $29,900.

Police busy with grad weekend patrol

Police made 11 DWI arrests.

Cooking fire damages apartments

The fire damage was limited to one apartment, but there was water and smoke damage in other apartments.

Recalled products this week include toy chairs, face paint, candles

Rocking bassinets, folding bicycles, composite decks and batteries for Hewlett-Packard notebook computers are also being recalled.

Gangsters' apartment added to historic register

The aparment was nominated in February.

Carthage doctor convicted of tax evasion

The surgeon and his brother were convicted.

Former St. Louis police officer admits stealing

The officer admitted taking money from a beauty shop.

Kansas City toddler killed in driveway

Police said the boy was supervised.

St. Charles police ID body found in creek as South Carolina man

The man's reason for being in St. Charles is unknown.