Amateur eater gains new perspective in boneless wing competition

Amateur competitor Shari Childs concentrates on chewing during Saturday's World Boneless Buffalo Wing Eating Championship at the Isle of Capri Casino in Boonville.

The winner of the Isle of Capri Casino's eating competition ate 9 pounds of wings.

CEO pay higher than boom year of 2007

CEO pay packages increased 24 percent last year, while ordinary workers saw a 3 percent increase in pay.

Laurence Bowers returning for senior year on Missouri men's basketball team

Missouri forward Laurence Bowers announced Saturday that he is withdrawing his name from the 2011 NBA Draft to return for his senior season at MU, according to a news release from the Missouri athletic department.

Texas homers end Missouri softball team's 35-game home winning streak

Chelsea Thomas gave up two home runs and the No. 3 Texas Longhorns earned a 2-0 victory over No. 5 Missouri, ending the Tigers' 35-game home winning streak.

50 highest-paid CEOs in 2010

The highest paid CEO in 2010 made 84.5 million dollars, up almost 150 percent from the year before.

2009's best-paid CEOs still raking in the cash

Nine out of the 10 highest-paid CEOs in 2009 are still the head of their companies.

Edwards edged out of Sprint Cup victory at Darlington

Regan Smith held off Carl Edwards over the final two laps in Saturday night's Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway.

Stephens hosts traditional undergraduate commencement

Stephens College hosted the traditional undergraduate commencement Saturday afternoon at John and Mary Silverthorne Arena.

Roof completed on Tolton Catholic's academic wing

Columbia's first Catholic high school is set to open in early September.

Columbia College celebrates commencement

Columbia College celebrated the graduation of 533 students in two commencement ceremonies Saturday. Best-selling author and 1980 graduate Susan Solovic served as commencement speaker.

MU professors share their love of philosophy and the arts

Professors Bill Bondeson and Stuart Palonsky, friends and colleagues who were contributors to MU's Honors College, spoke Saturday in Bush Auditorium as part of a "Last Lecture" and celebration of their work.

Local Habitat for Humanity chapter dedicates 100th home

Home recipient Salih Mehmedovic, City Councilman Jason Thornhill and representatives from Show-Me Central Habitat for Humanity spoke at the ceremony outside Mehmedovic's new home Saturday.

Community paints panels for 2011 Roots ’N' Blues ’N' BBQ Festival

The project is an extension of a mural at the Columbia Academy of Music. Both the panels and the music are related to the Blues in the Schools program.

Home-schoolers attend prom alternative

Local home-school students gathered at The Tiger Hotel for An Elegant Evening, an alternative to a traditional high-school prom. More than 100 students attended this year, and they spent the evening dancing to live classical music.

School board to vote on budget amendments, review other budget changes

The Columbia Public School Board will meet Monday to review its budget and discuss summer school schedules and other issues.

Texting-while-driving ban advances in Missouri legislature, might stall

Currently, those younger than 21 years old are banned from texting while driving, and a new proposal would make the ban universal.

UPDATE: Woman dies after jumping off city parking garage

Police revealed the name of the woman who died Friday after jumping off the city parking garage at Fifth and Walnut streets and landing on the garage's awning.

Missouri baseball loses to Kansas State 8-5

After beating Kansas State 5-4 on Friday, the Missouri baseball team lost 8-5 on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan.

Hickman baseball team gets past Helias in eighth

Jake Alexander's bases-loaded single in the eighth-inning sent the Hickman baseball team to a 4-3 victory over Helias Catholic on Saturday at Hickman Field.

Missouri college newspaper advisers find jobs precarious

Missouri Southern journalism instructor is latest to find that their students' aggressive coverage doesn't mean employment security.