DEAR READER: First new Show Me the Errors winner in nine months

Chris Carmody knocks the reigning winner of the Missourian's Show Me the Errors contest off his copy-editing throne.

Homecoming week: Centennial celebration comes to a close

MU's 100th Homecoming colored Columbia black and gold for the week as the city welcomed alumni, students and fans to show their Tiger spirit for the centennial celebration.

PHOTO GALLERY: Cleaning up after MU's 100th Homecoming

Various community organizations participated in the post-Homecoming cleanup, which included collecting trash, washing windows and taking down decorations.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Humans vs. Zombies and MU Homecoming

Images from MU's centennial Homecoming celebrations and the Humans vs. Zombies competition were among last week's best photos from the Missourian staff.

Missouri women's soccer team earns second Big 12 win of the season

The Tigers bounced back from their Friday loss to Baylor and earned their second Big 12 win of the season Sunday in Norman, Okla.

Man robbed outside of MU's Natural Resources Building early Sunday

No weapons were involved, and the three men suspected in connection with the robbery were last seen running west on Rollins Street, according to a release from the MU Police Department.

UPDATE: Columbia supermarkets unaffected by Reis meat contamination

Tests done by the State Public Health Laboratory showed that chicken and pork products had unusually high levels of bacteria. Other goods produced by Reis, such as beef, sausage, bacon and turkey, had normal levels of bacteria.


Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon dies after massive wreck

Two-time Indy winner Dan Wheldon died at Las Vegas Motor Speedway after a 15-car pileup Sunday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial dedication in Washington

Thousands of people honored the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at Sunday's formal dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington.

Stock market, S&P 500 see end of the year comeback

The Standard and Poor's Index has jumped 11.4 percent since Oct. 3, when it hit its lowest level.

Martin Luther King Jr. honored at memorial dedication in Washington

The new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington is meant to continue the civil rights leader's fight. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama were among those who attended a more than four-hour ceremony.

Challenges loom as world population gets set to hit 7 billion

There will be 7 billion people living on Earth as of Oct. 31, according to the U.N. Population Fund. In some regions of the world, it will be considered an ironic milestone, while other regions continue to grapple with the burden of huge and growing populations.

Missouri man finds love again after deadly Joplin tornado

Mark Lindquist, 51, broke every rib in his body during the Joplin tornado. After losing his shoulder, spending seven weeks in a coma and contracting a rare fungal infection, Lindquist has been on the road to recovery.

BROKEN BUDGETS: Illinois owes billions in unpaid bills

Under former Gov. Rod Blagojevich's regime, Illinois became unable to pay its bills because of high spending coupled with a recession. After Blagojevich, the state has become inundated with debt.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI FOOTBALL: Tigers celebrate Homecoming win before facing No. 6 Oklahoma State

Missouri (3-3) toppled both its losing record and Iowa State (3-3) on Saturday at its 100th Homecoming game.

THE WEEK IN COMMENTS: Readers debate hearing loss lawsuit, Occupy COMO demonstration

Missourian commenters discussed an MU professor's lawsuit over her permanent hearing loss at a G-20 summit protest and a column celebrating a local increase in liberal voices through Occupy COMO.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: A rooster, a death sentence and Homecoming

The rooster in Peace Park, Kraig Kahler sentencing and homecoming coverage were popular among Missourian readers this past week.