Specialists say statistics on self-injury are alarming

The number of teens cutting themselves has risen, according to research from Cornell University and the University of Rochester, both in New York.

Missouri program helps Tanzanian girls succeed

The program, Empowered Girls, is meant to improve school-age girls self-esteem and teach them ways to succeed and preserve promising futures.

Missouri woman on quest to find daughter's killer

Sharon Webb is seeking any information that might help police jail her daughter's killers. Cara' J. Davenport was gunned down on March 26, 2000, in Hillsdale.

LETTER: Anthony deserves vote for Fifth Ward seat on City Council

Planning and Zoning Commission experience adds to Helen Anthony's qualifications to serve on City Council to represent the Fifth Ward.

LETTER: Pam Forbes would represent First Ward well

Running for City Council is an extension of the work Pam Forbes has always done. 

LETTER: Pam Forbes understands Columbia's needs

The candidate for City Council's First Ward seat is running on a platform based on improving both her own ward and the rest of Columbia.

LETTER: Nixon should reconsider applying for federal funds for rail system

Because American companies are inexperienced at building high-speed rails, the project would not create U.S. jobs.

LETTER: Helen Anthony has the experience City Council needs

Anthony's passion for planning for Columbia's growth will help prevent repeats of the city's mistakes.