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Columbia pediatrician set to race homemade kayak in the Missouri River 340

Pediatrician Thomas Selva will be paddling for the first time in the seventh annual Missouri River 340 in a kayak he built himself.

Organizers say Columbia Race for the Cure ahead of pace

Despite the Komen foundation's public relations kerfuffle in February, organizers of the mid-Missouri Race for the Cure say it's on track to have more participants this year.

UPDATE: Delta revises Columbia airport schedule to meet consumer demand

The airline will offer two daily flights to and from Atlanta throughout the week. Service to Memphis will be reduced to six times a week.

OLYMPIC HIGHLIGHTS: China remains on top in men's gymnastics, diving

The U.S. Olympic team is tied with China in the medal count, and Britain continues to be struggle on its home turf. 

Former Missouri golfer, Hickman grad wins Missouri Open

Former MU golfer and Hickman High School graduate Nick Wilson finished nine under par to win the Missouri Open on Saturday.

Missouri Senate, House candidates share ideas on job creation, economic development

Candidates running for Missouri House and Senate seats on the Aug. 7 ballot have different ideas about how to boost job creation and economic activity.

Therapy dogs, volunteers bring joy to Rusk Rehabilitation Center patients

A group of volunteers take their therapy dogs to visit Rusk Rehabilitation Center every Thursday afternoon. The visits have become the highlight of many patients' days.

Columbia city bus involved in non-injury accident Monday afternoon

A Columbia city bus was involved in a non-injury accident at 3900 Clark Lane on Monday afternoon.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Nancy Copenhaver is a strong advocate for education

Nancy's 30-year involvement in a variety of organizations has given her the experience she needs to be our representative.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: New campus press can't replace UM Press

It is not too late to re-establish the University of Missouri Press. The proposed campus press will only serve as an imitation to a true university press, depriving scholars and authors of a place to publish manuscripts.

Boone County SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams dispatched to domestic disturbance

The Boone County Crisis Negotiation team spent several hours coaxing a Columbia man from his home Sunday after he allegedly assaulted his wife with a firearm and a knife. 

Saturday rainfall won't relieve drought conditions

Saturday night's thunderstorm will have little effect on the current severe drought conditions. No significant rainfall is expected in the 10-day forecast.

FROM READERS: World War II museum in New Orleans is a must-see

Albert Price recently visited the Museum of World War II in New Orleans and thoroughly enjoyed what he found there.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Neighborhood associations

The city of Columbia offers a guide to its Neighborhood Organization Program, which includes a list of neighborhood associations and contacts as well as information about how to form a neighborhood association.

London Olympics: Twitter suspends reporter's account

The reporter tweeted the email address of NBC Olympics president so that his followers could complain directly about the network's coverage.

Distracted pedestrians stumble into danger

Reports of injuries to distracted walkers treated at hospital emergency rooms have more than quadrupled in the past seven years.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: State steps up assistance during drought

In response to the prolonged drought, Gov. Jay Nixon announced Thursday the state will contribute an additional $5 million to a cost-sharing program to provide water for crops and livestock.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Why is Missouri so friendly to the 'pill mill' business?

Missouri is seeing an influx in phony pill parlors and corrupt doctors partly because of crackdowns on pill-pushing operations in other states, such as Florida, the nation's leader in bogus pain clinics.

 

China wins 2nd straight Olympic gold in men's gymnastics

The Americans, hoping for their first Olympic title since 1984 after finishing first in qualifying, finished fifth.

Romney, Republicans fare well in Missouri poll

All three of the top Republican U.S. Senate candidates would fare well against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, a poll shows.

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