FROM THE ARCHIVES: Death in the shadow of a wall

Editor’s note: In honor of Memorial Day and the many people who fought for the United States, the Missourian is republishing this column by Ernie Pyle. Pyle accompanied World War II Allied forces in the invasions of North Africa, Italy and Normandy, and reported from the front lines with stories of soldiers and their lives. He was killed by Japanese gunfire on Ieshima in 1945.

BRAD CLEMONS: What teachers are really thinking during graduation ceremonies

Teachers are running out of options for naming their children due to negative memories of students with common names like "Amanda" and "Michael".

Germany to shut down nuclear energy plants; influenced by Japanese disaster

The chancellor of Germany, citing the risks of nuclear energy and economic opportunity, has reversed an earlier position and decided the country should shut down its nuclear power plants within 11 years.

Long Missouri's first individual at NCAA men's golf championship in more than 20 years

In this year's NCAA regional competition, the Tigers' Jace Long tied a school record, set a new course record, tied for medalist honors and qualified for Tuesday's NCAA Championship.

South Dakota residents prepare to leave homes as Missouri River waters rise

The Missouri River, swollen by heavy snowmelt and rain, has South Dakota residents preparing for a lengthy flood.

Royals ready to put in former MU pitcher Aaron Crow as closer

Kansas City manager Ned Yost has been standing by Joakim Soria, but after his latest debacle, said he would use rookie Aaron Crow, a former Tigers standout.

Interactive map of Columbia historic properties set to launch in August

The Historic Preservation Commission plans include adding a description about each property and its architect. A draft map is currently available for public feedback.

PHOTO GALLERY: Scenes from Memorial Day

Some residents spent the hot spring day remembering loved ones and visiting Memorial Park Cemetery, and others tried to keep cool at Pinnacles Youth Park and in their yards.

Survivors of past tornadoes give advice on moving forward

A storm that destroyed sections on Wheatland, Pa., and Niles, Ohio, in 1985 left communities in shambles. In its aftermath, the towns picked up the pieces in very different ways.

Memorial Day parade marches through downtown Columbia

The 23rd annual Salute to Veterans Parade marched through downtown Columbia on Monday morning.

Memorial Day parade brings out patriots of all ages

Although the air show's paratroopers, traditionally a highlight of the parade, could not perform due to wind, parade-goers enjoyed performances by the Hickman High School Marching Band and speeches from decorated members of the armed forces. 

Search for survivors continues in Joplin

Rescue workers continue to search Joplin for survivors in the face of diminishing odds.

Peruvian statues uncovered by MU professor, students called New World's oldest

An MU archaeology professor and his team discovered statues dating back to about 2000 B.C. while digging for plant and animal remains outside Lima, Peru.

FEMA trailers for displaced residents could help maintain Joplin population

Looking at the decline in populations of Greensburg, Kan., and New Orleans, La., after  tragic storms hit those areas, FEMA considers providing temporary housing close to Joplin city limits.

Obama names Dempsey chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

President Barack Obama has selected Gen. Martin Dempsey, a veteran of the war in Iraq, to become chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The nomination is subject to Senate approval.