Steve Moore's mother, Rita Moore, was terminally ill. His grandmother, Irene Walker, who had been his primary guardian, had died the year before. He knew what his father looked like but didn't really know the electrician living in Chicago. Family friends helped Steve Moore through his hardships.
The new policy outlines which students will be able to transfer between Columbia's three public high schools when Battle High School opens in fall 2013.
Ricardo Ratliffe has always liked to draw, but with school and basketball commitments, his time to devote to art has dwindled. Now, his main focus is providing muscle for Missouri in its game Saturday at Kansas.
Rock Bridge prepares to play Hickman for the district title. The Bruins have beaten the Kewpies 20 times in a row, twice in the past year.
Hickman coach David Johnson said his team's game plan for playing Rock Bridge hasn't changed.
Gary Kremer, director of the State Historical Society of Missouri, and Charles Nilon, an MU School of Natural Resources professor, discussed the life and studies of George Washington Carver on Thursday as a part of the lecture series sponsored by the State Historical Society.
The dominant mood among citizens about the Enhanced Enterprise Zone is suspicion with an undertone of anger and broadly shared confusion.
Grant Elementary School and Douglass High School are no longer on lock down after Landmark Bank was robbed. No one at the schools or at the bank was injured.
Friday night, the 2012 Bruins, again the top seed in the Class 5, District 9 tournament with a win over Smith-Cotton in the semifinals, will face Jefferson City in a rematch for the championship.
Junior guard Sydney Crafton has shown glimpses of her potential, but Tigers coach Robin Pingeton said she wants a full display.
Two companies, one led by a MU professor and the other by a recent MBA graduate, will receive money from the Enterprise Investment Program.
MU researchers started a sequencing project to map soybean genomes. The effort is expected to help grow better crops faster, but it is a different process than genetic modification.
Steve Spellman argues there's an infinite number of reasons why parents might want to transfer their children away from their assigned school and Columbia Public Schools needs to change its transfer policy to reflect those.
Both Medicare and Social Security are supported by premiums. Just as any other insurance, your Social Security card at the very top says "health insurance." Congress adjusts both premiums annually. It cannot and will not go broke.
With a school record time of 1.28:43, the Tigers won their first Big 12 relay title and qualified for the NCAA Championship.
The "clear and convincing evidence" standard used by the Campus Committee on Faculty Responsibility to rule in favor of Greg Engel remaining a tenured professor at MU was upheld by the Faculty Council in a vote Thursday. Chancellor Brady Deaton can decide to affirm, modify or reverse the faculty responsibility committee's decision or to send it back for a second hearing.
Lawmakers affected by the proposed map denounced it as an "atrocity" and "travesty."
After a tentative redistricting map was released, Rep. Mary Still, D-Columbia, announced her intention to run for the District 19 state Senate seat.
The George Washington Carver National Monument in southwest Missouri helps visitors celebrates a man renowned for his interest and innovations in plant science.
MU Chancellor Brady Deaton was presented with an honorary doctorate in public affairs from Khon Kaen University in Thailand.