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Libyan leader vows to fight on, die a martyr

Moammar Gadhafi spoke from a podium Tuesday set up in the entrance of a bombed out building, and he called on government supporters to take to the streets to attack protesters.

TODAY'S QUESTION: Would you wrestle someone of the opposite sex?

Girls seem to face a strong double standard in the wrestling world. At the Iowa state wrestling tournament last weekend, one competitor forfeited a match because his scheduled opponent was a girl.

Rock Bridge defeats Hickman, but Kewpie freshman proves mettle

Chris Clark played almost the entire district semifinal game against Rock Bridge. His coach said he will become a "cornerstone" of Hickman's basketball program.

Hickman football coach Jason Wright resigns

Wright wished the team well but said he wanted to focus more on teaching and his family.

Poor shooting plagues Missouri women's basketball team at Nebraska

The Missouri women's basketball team made just 10 field goals in a 76-34 loss Tuesday night at Nebraska.

Interim UM System President Steve Owens discusses his new role

Interim UM System President Steve Owens brings legal experience and a love of MU to the office he inherited after President Gary Forsee stepped down in December.

MU College of Engineering breaks ground for new research facility

The U.S. Department of Defense is funding half of the cost of the facility, which will house one of three centers nationwide conducting research into the field of pulse power.

City might pay for taxis to council meetings

Bus service stops at 6:25 p.m., leaving some Columbia residents without transportation to meetings.

Astronomy club restores antique telescope

Members of the Central Missouri Amateur Astronomers spent countless hours restoring the telescope, which was built in 1847.

Missouri's two new pitchers debut during first season game

Coach Tim Jamieson said his pitchers have plenty to work on before their next roadtrip this weekend.

Missouri House committee advances nuclear plant bill

Legislators endorsed a bill Tuesday that would let power companies charge customers for the cost of an early site permit for a nuclear power plant.

LETTER: Legislation could provide clean energy, lower electricity prices and jobs

Nuclear power could be beneficial to Missouri's electricity, which is currently mostly provided through aging coal plants.

Researchers find collection of Thomas Jefferson's books at Washington University

Historians are digging through the dozens of books, some of which have handwritten notes from the former president.

Missouri House approves federal school money plan

The legislation would put $189 million of additional federal stimulus money toward state public schools.

UPDATE: McCaskill details 'secret shopper' program for VA centers

The Missouri senator announced plans Tuesday for the Veteran Healthcare Experience Program, which aims to better assess the quality of care at veterans centers in the state.

McCaskill to detail upgrades for VA centers

Details of the plan to improve the experience for veterans at VA health care centers will be unveiled during a 10:30 a.m. news conference in St. Louis.

Missouri men's golf team wins season's first event

The Missouri men's golf team won its season-opening tournament by 25 shots and was the only team under par at a three-round event in Chandler, Ariz., that concluded Tuesday.

MU swimmers hope to make strides at Big 12 Championships

The Missouri swimming and diving teams will compete Wednesday through Saturday at the Big 12 Championships in Austin, Texas.

Missouri volleyball team hires Lindsey Hunter as assistant coach

Hunter is a former Missouri All-American and U.S. National Team member.

Bill seeks funding to counter Missouri nursing shortage

A bill in the state House could alleviate a state nursing shortage by funding the hiring of new faculty and training more nurses at state universities.

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