'Perfection,' an Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale stud, passes on desired genes to 16 foals

Twenty-eight foals have been born during this year's breeding season on Warm Springs Ranch in Boonville. Sixteen of the young horses have the correct physical traits to one day become Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales.

Perfection isn't the easiest name to live up to, but with 16 foals bearing his genes, the main stallion at Warm Springs Ranch doesn't have a problem.

GEORGE KENNEDY: MU needs to 'step up' in the competition for athletics dollars

Among the 14 SEC schools, Missouri ranks 13th in athletics contributions. MU's Athletics Director Mike Alden says "we've got to step up," and his goal is to have a minimum of 10,000 scholarship donors.

Team roping at Missouri High School Rodeo Finals no easy event

Team roping is considerably tougher than just solo roping. There are many more factors that go into the event.

Bull riders risk major injuries at state finals

High school riders face serious dangers every time they hop on the back of a bull, but they say the adrenaline rush makes the dangers and injuries worthwhile.

Name tag-style stickers helping to determine fate of downtown shop

Stickers with the statement "I wish this was ______." serve as a way to gather community input on the future of a vacant shop on Broadway.

Missouri to host SEC Track and Field Championships in 2013

The event will take place May 9 to 12, 2013,  at MU. Missouri will officially join the SEC on July 1, 2012.

Middle-income family spends $235,000 to raise baby

A government report released Thursday found that a middle-income family with a child born last year will spend about that much in child-related expenses from birth through age 17. That's a 3.5 percent increase from 2010.

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WHAT OTHERS SAY: Even with raise, Missouri state workers at bottom looking up

As part of the post-Wisconsin strategy of Republicans to bash public-sector unions, a poll indicates that 45 percent of Americans favor cutting state employees' pay by 10 percent.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Partnership promotes, protects hunting season's contributions

Hunting Works for Missouri says the contributions of hunting in Missouri are significant, including $96.8 million in state and local taxes per year..

DAVID ROSMAN: Support for Paycheck Fairness Act doesn't deserve fear-mongering attacks

The Paycheck Fairness Act is a right step on the path towards equal pay for men and women.


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bolts securing Stephens College pedestrian bridges are no longer effective

In 2009, a 10-page report concluded that bolts securing Stephens College bridegs had been dissolved by ice melt, a similar issue facing the St. Louis Arch.

Jake Westbrook breaks out of slump as Cardinals beat White Sox

 The win snapped a slump for Westbrook, who had gone 0-4 with a 7.55 ERA in his previous six outings since winning May 8 at Arizona.


Royals score 2 in bottom of 9th inning to beat Brewers

After Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur and manager Ned Yost were ejected earlier in the game, Brayan Pena drove in the tying run in the ninth inning, and Jarrod Dyson scored the winning run on a misguided cutoff throw across the infield.

Rams not concerned with naming new defensive coordinator

The coordinator work has been handled at various times by assistant head coach Dave McGinnis, secondary coach Chuck Cecil and linebackers coach Blake Williams, the son of suspended Gregg Williams, who was exiled indefinitely for his role in the Saints bounty scandal.

Eric Scott Jansing, Dec. 13, 1971 — June 13, 2012

Eric Scott Jansing died Tuesday, June 13. He was 40 years old.

Kansas City Chiefs' offense struggles during conclusion of minicamp

At the conclusion of the Chiefs' mandatory three-day minicamp, Matt Cassel was off target on a few throws, and the defense managed to blanket receivers Jonathan Baldwin and Steve Breaston during a mock 2-minute drill at the end of Thursday's practice.

Remembering an avid pilot, devoted teacher, dedicated family man

"When I describe him to people, he was such an amazing gentleman. But not in a stifling way. He was a man of humor, integrity and values," William Somerville's daughter, Susan Moon, said.

NCAA to allow Division I coaches more communication with recruits

Starting Friday, Division I men's basketball coaches will be able to send unlimited texts and make unlimited calls to recruits who have finished their sophomore year of high school.

Arbitrators to decide on plan for Edward Jones Dome

The St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission and the St. Louis Rams will enter arbitration after failing to agree on plans to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome. The arbitrators will either endorse the commission's plan, the Rams' plan or develop their own.