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UPDATE: Organizers cancel Tour of Missouri bicycle race

Organizers canceled this year's bicycling event after Missouri's tourism commission declined to provide funding.   

COLUMN: IBM 'public hearing' mix of mutual congratulation, unanswered questions

At Monday's City Council meeting about the IBM deal, issues including where exactly IBM's new hires will come from — the Columbia area or elsewhere — were addressed, but answers just brought more questions.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Has the Columbia Police Department sufficiently addressed concerns about SWAT raids?

The department has announced several changes to the way it executes search warrants and when it will use the SWAT team.

Missouri softball team looks to silence doubters in super regional

Missouri softball coach Ehren Earleywine says there were a lot of doubters, including himself, after the Tigers lost their ace to injury. But the Missouri players have proved their worth with an impressive NCAA regional win.

Missouri baseball team falls to Texas A&M at Big 12 tournament

Texas A&M beat Missouri 7-2 at the Big 12 tournament Thursday in Oklahoma City.

Rock Bridge boys tennis team wins state championship

The Bruins defeated Rockhurst 5-4 to win the Class 2 state championship on Thursday at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield, Mo.

Pfc. Jason D. Fingar loved making people laugh

Pfc. Jason D. Fingar had a way of finding joy in any situation, said a friend. Mr. Fingar received numerous awards and decorations for his service in the Army, and had a love of music. Mr. Fingar died Saturday, May 22, 2010, while serving in Afghanistan.

Humble Hickman runner prepares for state track meet

Wesley Leftwich, a standout athlete in both football and track at Hickman, is preparing to compete in three events at this weekend's state track and field meet in Jefferson City.

Rock Bridge baseball falls in state quarterfinal game

The Rock Bridge baseball team lost 5-2 to Webb City in the Class 4 state quarterfinals on Wednesday afternoon in Webb City.

SLIDESHOW: Backyard garden educates and supplies food for children

Students at Nora Stewart Early Learning Center can learn firsthand where their fruits and vegetables come from.

Columbia Independent School graduates seven seniors

The class of 2010 is the school's largest since 2005.

Parking restricted for bike lane painting

Workers will mark bike lanes from 12 p.m to 4 p.m. Friday on Washington Avenue between Hickman Avenue and Wilkes Boulevard.

Missouri governor signs bills to help military members

The legislation gives an edge to firms owned by disabled veterans that bid for state contracts and providing scholarships to children of retired troops. Another plan approved by Nixon makes it easier for overseas voters to cast ballots.

Columbia College's Military Recognition Day honors veterans

At Columbia College's third annual Military Recognition Day, George H. Ousley Jr. and his family were recognized for their donation to the college's veterans service center that was named in their honor. Anti-war demonstrators were also present at the event.

Disruptive passenger forces St. Louis-bound plane to be diverted

Southwest Airlines says one of its St. Louis-bound flights from Seattle had to be diverted to Nebraska after a passenger pounded on the cockpit door and demanded to see the pilot.

Children's House offers Montessori education until junior high with new school

Windsor Street Montessori School allows Children's House students to continue their self-directed learning activities until junior high.

Pedaler's Jamboree expected to bring 800 to Katy Trail

This weekend's Pedaler's Jamboree, along with the Katy Trail Celebration Ride and Torch Relay, celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Katy Trail. Riders can still sign up for the jamboree Saturday morning.

Engergize Missouri Appliance increases appliance rebates by $50

Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program is increasing rebate amounts by $50 on all appliances except solar water heaters. This applies to all appliances purchased after the April 19 start date.

Missouri women preserve past with cemetery tour

 Louisiana Historic Preservation Association is sponsoring a tour of Riverview Cemetery June 5 and 6. The tour includes portrayals of former Louisiana, Mo., residents.

Labeling omission results in recall of Missouri nuts

Snack distributor Wally's Nut House is recalling 16-ounce packages of mixed nuts for lack of printing milk, soy and wheat ingredients on its labels.

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