Supreme Court justices moving to heart of health care overhaul

Holding an American flag and a copy of the Constitution, Dan, who asked not to use his last name, of Virginia, protests against the health care law Monday outside of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after the first day of arguments on President Obama's health care legislation.

The U.S. Supreme Court justices allotted the health care overhaul case six hours of argument time, the most since the mid-1960s. Virtually all Americans will be affected by the outcome of this heated case.

Hinkson Creek pedestrian bridge tops list of new GetAbout projects

The bridge will cross Hinkson Creek at Forum Boulevard and will be among the first projects financed with an additional $5.9 million from the Federal Highway Administration.

Missouri's first baseman Gavin Stark's highlight catch makes SportsCenter

Although his teammates are having fun at his expense, the Missouri baseball team's Gavin Stark made catch that got him on SportsCenter's "Top 10 Plays." Stark's catch landed him face first on the bench in the dugout.

Hoppe brings historical perspective to third Columbia City Council campaign

Barbara Hoppe's career in politics didn't begin with her efforts to save Stephens Lake Park in 2000, but they do illustrate her commitment to the past and future of Columbia. Twelve years later, she's hoping to continue that commitment in a third term on the Columbia City Council.

Missouri's Denmon earns AP 2nd team All-America honors

Denmon was also named to the John R. Wooden All-America team on Monday.

Historic downtown St. Paul A.M.E. Church celebrates 145th anniversary

The St. Paul A.M.E. Church was created when Methodist and Baptist churches got together shortly after the Civil War. Today's pastor, the Rev. Mary L. Hull-Lovett, says the present dynamic of the church is not just multigenerational but interracial.

Learning drives new community garden at MU

The Child Development Lab will be the primary user of the MU Children's Learning Garden. Supporters will break ground for the garden Friday.

Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission

The two studies, released Monday, are the first to compare stomach-reducing operations to medicines alone for "diabesity" — Type 2 diabetes brought on by obesity. Both studies found that surgery helped far more patients achieve normal blood-sugar levels than medicines alone did.


March temperatures in Columbia on pace for record warmth

So far this March, the monthly average temperature set a record high for Columbia. The average temperature through Sunday for March is 57.8 degrees, and the National Weather Service said temperatures are on track for a monthly average of 59.3 degrees.

Bully breed dogs raise issues with landlords, insurance companies

The reputations of bully breed dogs as aggressive and more likely to bite make them a higher risk when applying for home insurance or property. Many defenders of pit bulls and other bully breeds claim their perception is exaggerated or sensationalized.

Missouri gymnastics team headed to Arkansas regional

The Missouri gymnastics team earned its 11th consecutive NCAA regional berth Monday and is set to compete on April 7 in Fayetteville, Ark.

GetAbout Columbia project closes MKT trail tunnel at Stadium Boulevard

The MKT Nature and Fitness Trail construction project will close the tunnel at Stadium Boulevard for about five weeks.

Another Republican joins Missouri governor race

Fred Sauer, who heads Missouri Roundtable for Life, filed Monday with the secretary of state's office to run in the Republican primary in August.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Hoppe is the 'Solon' of Columbia

Hoppe ran for office for the same reason any "true statesperson ever runs, because it is a natural evolution of a dedicated citizen."

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: We can't often brag about our elected officials

Barbara Hoppe has shown "intelligence, diligence and balanced approach" as an elected official.

Top talent defines this year's Final Four

Lurking in virtually every corner of the Superdome this weekend will be lottery picks, some other NBA first rounders and assorted AP All-Americans. Everywhere, that is, except the Louisville locker room.


FROM READERS: A covert mission to capture the engagement through photos

Columbia photographer Rhiannon Trask shares the tale of her covert photography mission to capture a proposal on MU's Francis Quadrangle.

Yale professor stresses benefits of merging fine arts, medicine

Irwin Braverman, a professor of dermatology at the Yale School of Medicine, began introducing his students to 18th- and 19th-century paintings in 1998, after he became concerned with their observational skills. He will give a presentation at 7 p.m. April 10 in Stotler Lounge at MU's Memorial Union.

James Cameron: Earth's deepest spot desolate, foreboding

Although James Cameron didn't last the six hours he had hoped to spend in the deepest part of the ocean, he had time to drink in the uniqueness of his position nearly 7 miles under the sea. Cameron dove to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in a lime-green sub called Deepsea Challenger.

Sen. Claire McCaskill reaping campaign donations from outside Missouri

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is relying heavily on money from donors outside Missouri to help finance her re-election campaign.