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George McGovern, peace activist and former Democratic senator, dies at 90

In this Aug. 12, 1968, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. George McGovern, D-S.D., waves upon his arrival to New York. A family spokesman said, McGovern, the Democrat who lost to President Richard Nixon in a 1972 historic landslide, has died at the age of 90. According to the spokesman, McGovern died Sunday at a hospice in Sioux Falls, surrounded by family and friends.

A liberal who had argued fervently against Vietnam War as a Democratic senator from South Dakota and three-time candidate for president, George McGovern died Sunday. He was 90.

THE WEEK IN MISSOURI SPORTS: The Tigers take the week off

In the Tigers' bye week, Missouri sports fans begin to focus on the basketball team, and high school football teams are gearing up for the playoffs.

Rules in place now intended to make Scouting safer, leader says

The Missourian's database of Scouting incidents in which abuse of Scouts by leaders was alleged reveals 178 cases in Missouri, two of those in Columbia.

THE WEEK'S MOST-READ STORIES: The Crimson Tide rolls over the Tigers, Rock Quarry residents oppose new development

Despite the Tigers' crushing loss, eight of the top ten most-read stories this week had to do with Saturday's Missouri-Alabama football game.

THE WEEK IN PHOTOS: Kites, monsters and a rainy day

Last week's best photos captured images of events around Columbia, including the Boone County Fair Horse Show, the Monster Bike Bash and kite flying at Cosmo-Bethel Park.

Missouri soccer loses "swagger" in 3-1 loss against LSU

Sophomore Kaysie Clark put Missouri ahead early, but three shots off the goalposts in the first 20 minutes came back to haunt the Tigers in another home collapse.

Rock Bridge Elementary Annual Chicken BBQ fundraiser a community tradition

Rock Bridge Elementary School parent volunteers hoped to raise more than $20,000 from the Annual Chicken BBQ fundraiser to support the school.

Missouri passed over in 2012 presidential campaign

After being one of the most hotly contested states in 2008, this year's candidates seem to be ignoring Missouri because of Romney's and the Republican Party's hold on the state.

ELECTION 2012: Obama and Romney's views on taxes, economy, education

With the election approaching, here is a guide with video from The Associated Press and links to the candidates' websites on their views on taxes and the debt, jobs and the economy and education.

FROM READERS: Fall foliage offers an opportunity for language learning

A Columbia speech-language pathologist offers fun, fall-related activities to help improve skills for children with speech and language difficulties. 

Giants beat Cardinals 6-1 to force Game 7

The Cardinals struggled to score against Giants' pitcher Ryan Vogelsong in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

Missouri volleyball beats Auburn 3-2

Missouri head coach Wayne Kreklow was proud of his team for pulling out a victory against a team of Auburn's quality on the road.

Entertainer Andy Williams remembered at Branson tribute

More than a thousand people attended the memorial tribute Sunday for entertainer Andy Williams, who died last month at age 84 after a battle with bladder cancer. His signature song was "Moon River."

City, fire officials say sky lanterns can be dangerous

Opponents say the lanterns aren't controlled, float wherever the wind carries them and have open flames that could be dangerous if they land on combustible material.

Packers give Rams first home loss in 30-20 victory

Aaron Rodgers went 30 for 37 and threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns against the Rams in their first home loss of the year. 

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