UPDATE: Athletics director offers qualified support of Haith

In mid-May, new Missouri men's basketball coach Frank Haith applauds during a Golden Girls performance at a rally at the MU Student Center. Attending promotional events is just one part of the work that has kept Haith busy as he settles into his new job.

Mike Alden, MU's athletics director, discussed Frank Haith for the first time Wednesday at a kickoff party for Missouri football boosters. When asked if he supports Haith, Alden replied, "We support the NCAA process."

Apple says Steve Jobs resigning as CEO

Steve Jobs resigned as the company's CEO Wednesday, saying he can no longer handle the job.

Kahler capable of premeditation despite depression, psychiatrist says

On Wednesday, a Kansas City psychiatrist contradicted his partner's Tuesday testimony, saying that Kraig Kahler was capable of premeditation in spite of his psychological problems.

Missouri linebacker poised for comeback football season

After an injury derailed his season last year, Donovan Bonner used his time on the sidelines to get ahead as a linebacker. Now he has the chance to prove it on the field.

'Mac' Jones brought Shakespeare to life

Former students of William "Mac" Jones remember his enthusiasm for Shakespeare and his ability to relate to them. Jones and his wife, Ruth Ann Jones, were found dead in their home last week, possibly of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Tim Parshall named director of MU Fellowships Office

Parshall succeeds Vicki Riback Wilson as director. The job will become full time when he takes over.

UPDATE: Missouri sentencing project gets backing from officials

The bipartisan plan hopes to rehabilitate more offenders and save state money by enforcing tougher jail terms to only those offenders who warrant such punishment.

From hiding, Gadhafi tells Libyans to free Tripoli from rebel forces

While rebel leaders moved to set up a new government, Moammar Gadhafi vowed not to surrender.

PHOTO GALLERY: Temperature holds back Missouri football team

With the temperatures in the 90s and humidity making things even more miserable, the Missouri football team held a relatively light practice Wednesday.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmaker upset about governor's staff shifts

Nixon's budget director defends staff transfers to separate state agencies saying they are an efficient use of resources.

PHOTO GALLERY: 9th Street Summerfest featuring Jimmie Vaughan

People were dancing in the streets to the music of Jimmie Vaughan, The Bel Airs and The Mojo Roots on Wednesday at 9th Street Summerfest. The Blue Note hosted the event as part of its series of free outdoor concerts.

Columbia College adds new athletic programs

The school announced Wednesday that starting in fall 2012, it will add five new athletic programs, doubling the number of sports available to student athletes.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia College welcomes students with party

Residential Life at Columbia College held a party for students Wednesday outside Miller Hall. Among the events were an egg toss, string fights and human ice cream sundaes.

TIF district considered for downtown

The Columbia Downtown Leadership Council is suggesting a tax-increment financing district downtown to help fund projects.

Some residents unable to move into apartments at The Grove

Thirty-five residents were unable to move into their new apartments at The Grove in Columbia, and some who were able to move in on time complained of unfinished or poor construction work.

House Budget Committee chair questions governor's disaster relief funds

The House Budget Committee questioned Gov. Jay Nixon and his actions concerning relief funds for Joplin. The governor set aside money without knowing exactly how much money is needed for relief.

Students, friends, colleagues remember MU law professor Greg Scott

Laughter prevailed at a memorial service for an MU School of Law professor who died Monday. Greg Scott was loved by students and colleagues for his humor and kindness.

Columbia for Joplin limited to 700 volunteers

Volunteers will work throughout the community that was struck by a devastating tornado on May 22.

Bounty placed on Moammar Gadhafi as rebels' hunt continues

As support for Gadhafi weakens, Libyans hunting him released a $2 million bounty and amnesty for anyone who kills or captures him.

Ward committee keeps council incumbents in mind

An experimental trial for drawing new ward boundaries would make sure incumbent council members do not get drawn out of their wards. This article explains Trial F and touches on other trial options.