Wrongful death lawsuit filed by parents of MU student

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Aaron Hansberry by the parents of MU student Caitlin Valora for a motorcycle accident caused last August.

MU's Mike Alden, Heart of Missouri United Way kick off campaign

The 2011 Heart of Missouri United Way campaign launched Friday morning. The goal is the regional group's largest ever: $3.45 million.

TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri linebacker thankful for athletic abilities, musical talents

Tigers linebacker Darvin Ruise, one of the Missouri football team's most promising young defensive players, learned to play four instruments in church as a child. But he said singing is his greatest passion.

MU, Columbia College students celebrate College Colors Day

MU cheerleaders handed out free ice cream to students at Tiger Plaza as part of College Colors Day. Columbia College continued its tradition of taking a group photo at St. Clair Hall.

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New director wants MU Honors College to reach more majors

Nancy West, the new director of MU's Honors College, has plans to reach out to all schools and colleges on campus to try to enlist underrepresented majors in honors classes.

Unemployment rate unchanged in August

The August jobs report was the weakest since September 2010, as the unemployment rate remained the same, stock futures fell and hour earnings decreased.


White House requests $5.2 billion in new disaster funds

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has less than $800 million in its disaster relief fund to help pay for the damage caused by Hurricane Irene.

Tigers ball girl enjoys herself as Missouri soccer beats Northern Arizona

Ten-year-old Tigers fan Emily Deutschmann enjoys herself as a ball girl for Missouri soccer. The Tigers earned their fourth win in a row on Friday against Northern Arizona.

Columbia College volleyball loses to UT Brownsville

Cougars coach Melinda Wrye-Washington said the team beat itself on Friday.

Blomenkamp shows off hitting, singing skills in Rock Bridge softball win

Junior centerfielder Krista Blomenkamp was in jeopardy of losing her place in the lineup before she broke out of an early season slump with three hits in Rock Bridge's 12-2 victory over Smith Cotton. She also sang the national anthem before the game.

Missouri women's cross-country finish second at Saluki Early Bird

The cross-country teams competed in the Saluki Early Bird at Southern Illinois University Friday.

Rock Bridge girls' golf sets school record at Jefferson City course

The team played Thursday at Oak Hills Golf Course. Head coach Melissa Melahn says she's relieved to see her team realize its potential and expects even more from them in the future.

Missouri Muzic Festival comes to Boone County Fairgrounds

Entertainment at the festival will include music, comedy and mixed martial arts.

Byron Hill, president and CEO of ABC Labs retired

Analytical Bio-Chemistry Laboratories, Inc., announced the retirement of its president and CEO on Friday.

Parks department seeks public input on improvements at Twin Lakes Recreation Area

A meeting will be held Sept. 15 to discuss ways to upgrade facilities at the Twin Lakes Recreation Area.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Abolition of nuclear weapons is an achievable goal

One of the Missourian's columnists, J. Karl Miller, should think outside his own personal experience when writing about our nation's policy of nuclear deterrence.

City of Columbia debuts Facebook page

The city's fan page has received 493 likes in its first week. It will be used to communicate and engage community members with general information about things happening in Columbia.

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