Transit of Venus enthralls spectators at MU's Laws Observatory

Spectators gathered Tuesday at the MU Physics Building to view the transit of Venus.

Hundreds of spectators braved the heat at MU's Laws Observatory to see Venus pass in front of the sun for the last time in their lifetimes.

Son Riders Motorcycle Church caters to Christian bikers

Bikers can come to church in their leather and do-rags at the Son Riders Motorcycle Church. Son Riders provides a nontraditional Christian community of worship aimed at making bikers feel welcome.

City Council approves amendments to Brookside rezoning request

The Brookside developers requested that their rezoning request be tabled until the June 18 City Council meeting.

Historic Preservation Commission discusses demolition of buildings in North Central neighborhood

The Historic Preservation Commission on Tuesday evening discussed demolition of the Heibel-March Building and two houses on St. Joseph Street.

Air-conditioning project in Columbia elementary schools closer to completion

By the start of the 2012-13 school year, all but two Columbia public schools will be equipped with air conditioning.

UPDATE: Missouri outfielder drafted in fifth round by Atlanta Braves

Junior Blake Brown said he will forgo his senior season and sign with the Braves organization.

Rainbow House, Youth Community Coalition collaborate to create 'safe places' for youth

The two youth advocacy organizations have been officially designated as "safe places" in the National Safe Place registry, the result of a long-standing collaborative effort to better reach youth in crisis.

Longtime competitor, 85, prepares for her final Senior Games

Hella DeTrempe, who has been participating since 1992, will compete for the last time at the Missouri State Senior Games in the discus, shot put and, maybe, javelin.

Special Olympics Missouri raises $2.5 million for $10 million training facility

The money will go to the project's first phase, which is an education and training building that is expected to accommodate 250 athletes.

Delta flights from Columbia to Atlanta begin Thursday

Delta will now have one flight to Atlanta that will be daily and nonstop, leaving Columbia at 10:10 a.m. and returning from Atlanta at 4:15 p.m.

ROSE NOLEN: 'Tomorrow we will live in a world of our children'

America is becoming what it will be. No one can hold back the tide. Today, we live in the world of our fathers; tomorrow we will live in the world of our children.

MU's The Gathering Place hosts its 10,000th breakfast

The building is leased to the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources to give hospitality management students real-life experience in their field. Breakfast is served each morning in the dining room.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Into what dark hole will the University of Missouri Press budget go?

With the demise of the press in 2013, MU’s reputation as an academic university must be questioned and MU will establish an image as primarily a sports school.

Astros get to Garcia early in 9-8 win against Cardinals

FROM READERS: Images of the transit of Venus

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Former MU Professor James Burk lived a life full of music

James Burk taught at the MU School of Music for 30 years. He was 80 years old.

FROM READERS: Bluebird parents grapple over dinner choice

The mother blue bird would not allow a spider from father blue bird in to the nest.

Walker survives recall election in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall challenge Tuesday, winning both the right to finish his term and a voter endorsement of his strategy to curb state spending.


Chen outduels Liriano as Royals beat Twins 1-0

Bruce Chen outdueled Francisco Liriano to make a lone run scored in the second inning stand Tuesday night, giving the Kansas City Royals a 1-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

TOP HEADLINES: Al-Qaida's No. 2 dies in US drone strike

Among today's top stories: A U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan has killed al-Qaida's second-in-command. Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace.