Former NASA astronaut reflects on Neil Armstrong's death

Former NASA astronaut and current astronomy instructor at MU, Linda Godwin remembers watching Neil Armstrong land on the moon in 1969. That event inspired her to work for NASA. In this 2011 file image, Godwin, center, laughs with Andrea Sims, left, and Hillary Switzer about a moon observation exercise after a class.

Linda Godwin, a former NASA astronaut, said she remembered Neil Armstrong as being humble about his triumphs in space. 

FROM READERS: Columbia College welcomes home veterans

Columbia College shows its support to the troops through its veteran homecoming events.

DEAR READER: Summertime brings picnics, family reunions and stylebook revisions

Revising the Columbia Missourian Stylebook takes interesting twists and turns as the editors try to cover as many contingencies as possible for correct usage.

Pinkel says Missouri football team is a work in progress

Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin looks healthy after an injury last spring, and wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham shows improvement in practice.

Tolton loses first varsity football game 61-0

Father Tolton Catholic High School is shut out in its first varsity football game.

Bus route to Columbia Farmers' Market experiences passenger increase

The Saturday morning bus route to the Columbia Farmers' Market has increased ridership since it first opened in April. The route is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. 

Preseason Twitter musings from Missouri football players

Here are a few of the Missouri football team members most humorous, thoughtful, and interesting tweets from their preseason. 

Rock Bridge defeats third-ranked De Smet in season opener

The Bruins recovered after a slow first half to defeat the Spartans.

Missouri volleyball splits final day of Tiger Invitational

The Missouri volleyball team defeated Nicholls State, but fell to No. 23 Michigan.

Armstrong's small step a giant leap for humanity

When people look back hundreds of years from now, the two historical events likely to be long remembered from the 20th century are the moon landing and the first atomic bomb.

Rock Bridge softball wins Joplin title

The Bruins won five games in two days to start their season undefeated.

Mizzou H2O draws campus, community members to a day of fun, games

Mizzou H2O, an annual event at MU, gave students and community members a chance to socialize and have fun Saturday while playing games involving water.

Local cyclists share thoughts on Lance Armstrong dropping doping case

On Saturday morning, cyclists at BikeMO 2012 shared their thoughts on Lance Armstrong's decision to drop his defense against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's doping case against him. 

SUMMER IN COMO: Back to school at MU

Finished with the semester's first week of classes, some MU students shared their first impressions, jitters and advice.

Fire in west-central Columbia causes $65,000 in damage

The fire was the result of an improperly disposed cigarette, the Columbia Fire Department said.

Denny Hamlin slides past Carl Edwards with a win at Bristol, heads toward top seed

Hamlin flirted with Carl Edwards for the lead late in the race, and set up the move with 39 laps remaining Saturday night. Hamlin used a slide move to get past Edwards and took first for this third victory of the season.

Phillips channels Barry Larkin as Reds defeat Cardinals 8-2

Brandon Phillips helped lead the Cincinnati Reds to victory with his first home run in August. 

Akin Senate bid tests GOP strength in Missouri

Missouri has been trending Republican for several years. The state legislature, which swung to the GOP a decade ago, now has one of its largest Republican majorities in state history.

UMKC receives $3 million gift from Regnier Family Foundations

The university will use the donation to establish the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.


Neil Armstrong, 1st man on the moon, dies at 82

Neil Armstrong, the first man to step foot on the moon, died Saturday following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures.