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Gladys P. Roth, September 15, 1913 — April 24, 2012, of Columbia

Gladys P. Roth of Columbia died Tuesday, April 24. She was 98 years old.

FROM READERS: Harrisburg senior signs NCAA letter of intent

Haley Heuer, who will graduate from Harrisburg High School this year, signed a letter of intent to run track with the University of Central Missouri.

FROM READERS: Backyard bluebirds make a housing choice

Missourian reader John Hall shares pictures of the backyard bluebirds he named Lester and Lessie.

MU Bassoon Ensemble experiences growth, challenges stereotypes

The MU Bassoon Ensemble has grown from four members to 14 since 2005. Director Rod Ackmann has been playing the bassoon since junior high.

Kings roll home with impressive playoff lead against Blues

After two losses to start their second round series with the Los Angeles Kings, the St. Louis Blues find themselves closer to elimination.

World workers express anger, gloom on May Day amid eurozone fears

Activists took to the streets for annual May Day protests throughout the world amid eurozone fears and austerity measures that could hurt workers' wages, rights.

GUEST COMMENTARY: We need to listen, take the advice of Missouri's veterans

In order to "ensure we’re living up to the promises made to our veterans," we need to listen to their suggestions on how best to improve Veterans Affairs hospitals.

A year later, Blunt critical of Birds Point levee pace

The levee is currently 55 feet tall, but both senators from Missouri and the U.S. representative from the area are urging the Army Corps of Engineers to rebuild it to its original height of 62.5 feet after it was breached to control flooding of the Mississippi River last year.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signals compromise on workers' compensation

Gov. Jay Nixon indicated in a letter that he would sign legislation that would prevent employees from suing co-workers for on-the-job injuries.

 

In Twitter age White House struggles to keep Obama's Afghanistan trip a secret

Despite the White House releasing a fabricated Tuesday schedule for President Barack Obama, the fact that he was secretly flying to Afghanistan was still leaked onto Twitter by the Afghanistan news site TOLOnews.

Missouri senators approve changes to appellate judge selection

The proposed amendment would apply to the selection of members of the Missouri Supreme Court and the state Court of Appeals.

Community health centers in Missouri to get about $10M

The Affordable Care Act is providing funding to community health centers across the country. In Missouri, centers in Springfield, Boone County, Kansas City and Kirksville will receive funding.

Facebook to make it easier to become organ donor

Facebook is teaming with Donate Life America, a nonprofit organization, to make it easier for users in the United States and the U.K. to enroll as organ donors.

Pujols Family Foundation plans to expand past Gateway City

The Pujols Family Foundation will expand operations to Kansas City, Nashville and Southern California.

Missouri House panel backs child care subsidy change

The legislation would let some low-income families earn more money without losing state subsidies for child care.

UMKC School of Medicine receives $400,000 gift

The gift will be used to establish a pulmonary fibrosis research program at the medical school.

St. Louis Rams submit plan to upgrade Edward Jones Dome

The Rams can legally break its 30-year lease after the 2014 season if the dome is not deemed among the top tier of NFL stadiums.

Judge urges new trial for Mark Woodworth in 1990 Missouri farm death

Boone County Circuit Judge Gary Oxenhandler ruled Tuesday that Mark Woodworth should have his conviction set aside because prosecutors didn't turn over key evidence to his attorneys.

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