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Missouri's Tiller named to Wooden Award list

J.T. Tiller goes in for a dunk after being fouled against Memphis.

The senior guard is one of 50 players to be named.

Dalton making up for early mishaps for Missouri football

Despite early legal trouble upon arriving at MU, freshman quarterback Blaine Dalton is seeing an increased amount of time with the second string offense and splitting time with current backup Jimmy Costello. The act of confidence from the MU coaching staff is indicative of how far they've seen Dalton come this summer, and not just in terms of quarterback play.

LETTER: Government insults veterans, dissenters

Disagreements with health care plans does not make someone un-American.

Pony club members are tough riders, devoted caretakers

The Hinkson Valley Pony Club is about teamwork and responsibility. "With football or baseball you can put your bat or ball in your closet and not think about it for a week," says district commissioner Lora Blair, "but you can't do that with horses."

Today's 20-somethings have reason to envy the '60s

Today is just at gritty as the 1960s, but the combination of innocence, hope and optimism is something the current generation of young people lack.

Missouri man says no regrets about Myanmar jailing

John Yettaw returned to the U.S. Wednesday after his imprisonment in a Myanmar jail. Yettaw was arrested in early May after swimming to the lakeside house of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

UPDATE: Former Missouri Gov. Hearnes honored at Capitol service

Former Gov. Warren Hearnes was remembered Wednesday for his work with the mentally ill and children. About 300 mourners arrived for Hearnes' memorial service at the Capitol in Jefferson City.

Missouri borrows additional $75 million from reserve fund

For the second straight month, Missouri is borrowing money from the state's reserve fund. Money borrowed from the reserve fund must be repaid, with interest, by mid-May 2010.

Boone County included in mid-Missouri flash flood watch

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for mid-Missouri that will begin Wednesday night and remain in effect until Thursday afternoon.  Rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches are expected during the watch, with locally higher amounts possible.

UPDATE: Hyler pleads guilty to 2008 slaying

Clyde Hyler III was sentenced to 14 years for voluntary manslaughter and six years for stealing for the 2008 death of Antonio Flores-Ramirez.

Columbia police seeking suspects in Best Western robbery

The victims were visiting from Granite City, Ill. Police are looking for two suspects.

Today's Question: Is it a good idea to lower speed limits?

What started as an experiment in the Rothwell Heights and Shepard Boulevard neighborhoods — the limit was lowered from 30 to 25 mph — will now be implemented in all residential areas.

Climate engineering: a contentious solution

Scientists might be able to cool the planet through climate engineering, but are the risks worth the reward?

Columbia, Boone County work toward neighborhood park

A report to the Columbia City Council outlines a pending agreement with Boone County officials to establish a neighborhood park at Jay Dix Station along the MKT Trail. If approved, the agreement would transfer development, maintenance and operational responsibilities for the land from Boone County to the city.

Downtown district seeks to boost marketing budget

The Special Business District is increasing its marketing budget to promote area development. The Special Business District plans to evolve to a community improvement district to meet downtown businesses' needs. The City Council is set to vote on the district budget at its Sept. 21 meeting.

Two-year citywide slowdown approved

New speed limit signs will go up in residential areas over the next two years instead of over a seven-year span to save money. The speed limit in residential areas will go from 30 mph to 25 mph.

Political columnist Robert Novak dies at 78

Novak died Tuesday in Washington after a battle with brain cancer that was diagnosed in July 2008. He was a columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times for decades.

Attacks rock Kabul ahead of vote, Afghan government asks for media silence

Insurgents struck Kabul two days before national elections, firing on the presidential palace and attacking a NATO convoy with a car bomb. Although some speculate the attacks are related to the upcoming election, Taliban representatives deny a connection.

Boone County unveils new rules to control stormwater runoff

The proposed ordinance would bring the county into compliance with federal requirements that took effect in 2002. The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission is hosting a series of public hearings on the ordinance beginning Thursday night.

Standing in line is stand-up job on Capitol Hill

Line-standers, who hold spots in line for lobbyists outside of congressional hearings, earn a living simply by standing in line.

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