Venkataseshu Kuppuswamy Ganjam, July 6, 1940 — Nov. 26, 2012, of Columbia

Venkataseshu Kuppuswamy Ganjam died Nov. 26 at University Hospital.

ArtTalk: Missouri Contemporary Ballet to hold choreographic installation show on Thursday

Craig Rooney, from the Missouri Contemporary Ballet's board of directors, talks about Thursday's choreographic installation performance.

Hickman basketball reaches finals of People's Bank Invitational

The team beat Fort Zumwalt South High School, 58-37, and will face Westminster in the finals.

Columbia College women's volleyball stays perfect in pool play

The Cougars beat Madonna University, 3-1.

Chiefs' offensive line has been solid despite tough season

The Broncos came into Sunday's game against the Chiefs with a league-leading 35 sacks, but the only ones allowed by the Chiefs were to Von Miller and Wesley Woodyard, and only Woodyard's was for a significant loss. The offensive line is rarely a sexy topic. Even more rarely is it the one thing that coaches, players and fans can feel good about.

Report finds diversity lacking in college football leadership positions

A report released Wednesday by The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida said that 100 percent of FBS conference commissioners were held by white men at the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year.

Rams' Amendola wearing protective boot, still hopes to play Sunday

Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola has been wearing a walking boot since picking up a heel injury last week. Amendola, who has 51 catches and an 11.3-yard average, was optimistic about playing Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers.

Montana mountain range site of dinosaur die-off

The curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Cincinnati Museum said they have found fossils of 16 individual dinosaurs. Although no single dinosaur is laid out at the site in its entirety, there are complete parts of dinosaurs such as feet, tail bones and leg bones all together.

Missouri State Board of Education picks new leaders

The board elected the Rev. Stan Archie as its new president and Peter Herschend as vice president.

St. Louis Co. adds gender identity, sexual orientation to anti-discrimination rules

The ordinance protects people in employment, housing and public accommodations in unincorporated areas of the county, regardless of their sexual orientation.

Blunt: Estate tax change could hit Missouri farms

Unless Congress takes action, the exemption in 2013 will drop to $1 million and the tax rate will rise to 55 percent.

Rock Bridge defeats Hickman in season-opening wrestling meet

The Rock Bridge wrestling team defeated Hickman 37-36 in a three-way meet Tuesday night at Kirksville.

Missouri man says prayer group leader told him to kill wife

Bethany Deaton's death initially appeared to be a suicide, but two weeks ago Micah Moore told police he killed her at the request of the leader of his prayer group.

Soldier in double fatality to undergo PTSD program

John Mazurek pleaded guilty to first-degree involuntary manslaughter and second-degree assault in the accident that killed 57-year-old Wilberta C. Randolph of Meta and 85-year-old Helen K. Wieberg of Jefferson City.

Missouri approves new teacher preparation standards

The new policy sets out standards for preparing future teachers and the requirements students must meet to earn their educator certificates.