DEAR READER: Superstars, research support premise of Show Me the Errors

A 2009 study found that about 97 percent of factual errors go uncorrected. The Missourian's Show Me the Errors contest attempts to combat that problem.


High-achieving Rock Bridge class graduates Saturday evening

Rock Bridge seniors, who will be remembered for maturity and leadership, received their diplomas Saturday. Family and friends couldn't suppress applause as the 560 students crossed the stage.

Missouri softball advances to regional final

 Chelsea Thomas was in control the entire game, striking out 10 Blue Demon batters and scattering five hits across nine shutout innings.

Missouri baseball team wins in regular season Big 12 finale at Kansas

Missouri's 6-3 victory Saturday at Kansas gives the Tigers a No. 6 seed in next week's Big 12 Conference tournament.

Family, friends watch as Hickman seniors graduate

Hickman High School's 84th graduating class received their diplomas on Saturday. More than 550 seniors took part in the commencement ceremony at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri golfers end season

Emilio Cuartero and Jace Long finish at NCAA Regionals in Kentucky.

Standing room only for Douglass graduation

Family and friends gathered for the Douglass High School graduation Saturday. This year's graduating class was almost twice as large as last year's. 

Keep Columbia Free seeks volunteers for potential recall petition

Columbia group would seek removal of City Council members who vote to reform enhanced enterprise zone board

Hickman qualifies five for state track and field meet

Distance runner Nicole Mello won two events to lead the Kewpies in Class 4 sectional competition Saturday in West Plaines.

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic gets second state track and field medal

Trailblazers freshman Chase Freidel finished second in the Class 1 girls 400-meter run to earn her second medal at this weekend's state track and field finals.

Records: Joplin twister was costliest since 1950

The tornado that tore through Joplin a year ago Tuesday already ranks as the deadliest twister in six decades. Now it carries another distinction — the costliest since at least 1950. Insurance policies are expected to cover most of the $2.8 billion in damage.


Cardinals shut out by Dodgers

Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw outdueled St. Louis' Jake Westbrook with a six-hitter for his fourth career shutout, leading the Dodgers over the Cardinals 6-0 Saturday night.

Home runs help Chen win again for Royals

Bruce Chen won his third straight start with some help from Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas, who both hit home runs in Kansas City's 7-3 victory over Arizona.

Cardinals' Berkman leaves game with knee injury

St. Louis first baseman Lance Berkman, the NL comeback player of the year in 2011, injured his right knee while taking a throw at first base Saturday against Los Angeles.

Carl Edwards can't repeat in NASCAR All-Star race

Defending champion Carl Edwards bowed out in the second segment Saturday night at the Charlotte Motor Speedway after the engine in the No. 99 Ford blew up.

Cardinals new manager keeping pace just fine

Under Mike Matheny, the replacement for retired St. Louis manager Tony La Russa, the Cardinals are still a first-place team — even without three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols.

Recent trends threaten coaching diversity in college basketball

The Southeastern Conference — which includes schools in the deep South such as Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina — is the only one of the six major BCS conferences that will have a majority of minority coaches next season in men's basketball when the league expands to 14 teams after adding Texas A&M and Missouri.

Facebook's IPO only scratches the surface of American digital expansion

Today, almost two centuries after the term "manifest destiny" was coined, American expansionism is playing out vigorously at society's latest cutting edge: the social space of the Internet. Facebook's $16 billion IPO is just the latest example of this nation's new entrepreneurial spirit.

Legislature did not make changes in Missouri injured worker fund

The state Second Injury Fund takes businesses off the hook for paying the claims of workers who have previous injuries or conditions and are re-injured on the job. Despite analysts' warnings for years that the fund was heading toward insolvency, lawmakers wrapped up the legislative session Friday without approving changes.

Missouri legislative session ends with some of 'Fix the Six' business changes completed

The package dubbed "Fix the Six" includes changes to the state's workplace discrimination laws, its workers' compensation system, a phasing out of its franchise tax, a change to its minimum wage laws, tort reform and a restructuring of the state's unemployment benefits system.