THE WEEK IN MISSOURI FOOTBALL: Reflecting on Missouri's play, looking ahead to Kansas State

Missouri (2-2) had a bye week last week but looks ahead to its game against Kansas State (4-0) on Saturday.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: A fundraiser, a film festival and a horse whisperer

With a week full of fun at tie-dye day, the Citizen Jane film festival and the Shepard Stallion Stampede fundraiser, children dominated the week in photos.

Edwards grabs share of Chase for the Sprint Cup championship lead

Columbia native Carl Edwards moved into a tie for first place in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship after a third-place finish Sunday at Dover International Speedway. Kurt Busch won the race.

PHOTO GALLERY: Carnival games and root beer floats at Oktoberfest

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church held its yearly Oktoberfest celebration — which included carnival games, live music, a silent auction and a raffle — Sunday afternoon to raise funds for the parish.


THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: Boone County Commissioner Ed Robb dies

The deaths of Ed Robb and Bob Cassilly, two highway collisions and two analyses about MU football players Michael Egnew and Henry Josey were among the website's most-read stories last week.

Entrepreneurs present business ideas at Columbia's first Startup Weekend

Participants of Startup Weekend spent the weekend developing business ideas to compete for funds to start their businesses.

THE WEEK IN COMMENTS: Class warfare, parking meters and gas prices

The White House's push to raise taxes, parking downtown and a hike on tobacco drew the most attention from commenters this week.

Missouri soccer team loses to Texas

The Missouri women's soccer team fell for the third time in Big 12 Conference play.

2011 CROP Hunger Walk brings community together to overcome poverty

The 2011 CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday raised more than $2,000 in an effort to overcome poverty. The walk was 2.5 miles around downtown Columbia.

Bethel-Nifong rezoning decision expected at Monday's City Council meeting

After the rezoning proposal, residents in the area have voiced concerns about stormwater runoff and traffic in the area.

DOWNTOWN: Residents celebrate love for animals with church blessings

Animals received blessings at the annual St. Francis of Assisi Blessing of Animals event at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Hound Dog Homecoming raises money for Humane Society

A new King, Queen and Feline Ambassador were all crowned at the Hound Dog Homecoming on Saturday.

NEWS ANALYSIS: Fate of Missouri science, technology initiative unclear

Missouri could begin offering incentives to science and technology businesses, but the initiative's future is linked to another bill's passage, raising questions about the legality of the law-writing system.

Rhode Island joins states allowing in-state tuition to illegal immigrants

Twelve U.S. states now allow in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. But without legal documentation, college graduates might still not get hired.

Destroyed Joplin hospital, workers find a way back

After the Joplin tornado destroyed St. John's Regional Medical Center, doctors worked out of a tent all summer. A permanent hospital will open in 2014.

Wall Street protesters are in for the long haul

Protesters in Manhattan intend to continue the Occupy Wall Street demonstration this week.

Listeria outbreak raises question about road from farm to fork

Cantaloupes face many stops before making it to the dinner table. But figuring out where those stops are can be a challenge.

Wild stock market ride is driving people out of stocks

Volatility has been a major problem for the stock market in September.