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Joplin study results in solutions to help the homeless

Joplin residents hope to address poverty issues and ways to overcome them. One solution lies in creating a new or renovating current facilities.

H1N1 afflicts Missouri colleges, survey shows

Missouri institutions of higher education, including MU, reported 369 new flu cases last week to the American College Health Association.

Curriculum changes proposed for middle school, junior high

At a work session, Columbia School Board heard proposals for curriculum changes that included creating a separate health class for sixth- through eighth-graders. The board will vote on the changes next month.

Bluegrass musicians The SteelDrivers return to Columbia for festival

Mike Henderson and Mike Fleming both started playing bluegrass music in Columbia before forming The SteelDrivers, an acclaimed bluegrass band based in Nashville, Tenn.

Multimedia can help readers cut to the chase

When newspapers include video and audio, readers can find what they need faster.

Missouri hikers sing and eat cake atop Mount Kilimanjaro

Johnny Stabno, 64 of Independence, fulfilled a nearly lifelong dream, climbing one of the world's tallest peaks with his son, Andreas.

Contaminants found in drinking water of US schools

An Associated Press investigation revealed cases of contaminated water in thousands of schools around the country. Contaminants have been found in schools in all 50 states.

Developer seeks massive project for north St. Louis area

Developer Paul Mckee Jr. wants to add 10,000 new homes and four business and retail centers to a 336-block section of north St. Louis.  He is seeking a $390 million tax increment financing plan from St. Louis, but the project has received some skepticism from residents of the area.

Publisher Steve Rose exits 3rd District race

Rose bows out after bout with Crohn's disease.

Deer will be killed, sterilized to reduce numbers

Sharp shooters and veterinarians will start reducing the deer population in the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country in December.

Johnson & Johnson recalls infants', children's liquid Tylenol

Products made between April and June 2008 are being voluntarily recalled as a safety measure after B. cepacia bacteria were detected in a portion of raw material that were unused in the finished product. The company said no bacteria were found in the finished product.

Lawsuit: Job offer nixed for pregnant woman

A St. Louis community development group rescinded a job offer after learning the woman they hired was pregnant.

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you didn't know about the University of Nevada-Reno

The Wolf Pack plays in "The biggest little city in the world," but did you know that they used to take the field as the "Sagebrushers?" The Missouri football team will be traveling to Reno for its first true road game of the year.

Missouri punt returner looking for running room

Carl Gettis, a third-year starter at cornerback who is in his first season returning punts for the Tigers, has four returns for 21 yards.

Missouri cornerbacks aim for fun season

Missouri's cornerbacks say playing loose yet focused this season is important for getting better results after finishing 117th nationally in pass defense last season.

MU golfer drops pounds to play golf rounds

Missouri freshman Brad Moody quickly realized last year he would need to get in better shape to play golf at the college level. He has worked hard to lose 50 pounds since last fall.