LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Concerns about development near Rock Bridge State Park

The urban development this is being planned near Rock Bridge State Park is requesting zoning changes to include 11 duplexes and 65 singly-family homes.

FROM READERS: History of military service inspires generations of the Huffman family

Dane Huffman, father of wounded Marine Tyler Huffman, joined the Army in 1987.

LaRussa will appear at MU Bookstore

The former Cardinals' manager will sign copies of his book, "One Last Strike."

Stephens College basketball players honored

Dana Heggemann and Jessica McConnell were named to the all-tournament team at Alverno College's Tipoff tournament.


Identical twins make, sell organic cosmetics in Columbia

Lauren Byington and Kaylen Tiefenbrunn, two sisters, have started an all-natural makeup line, Epic Mineral Beauty.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Income tax prevents economic growth, global competitiveness

Changing levels of taxation doesn't address global competitiveness. Fair Tax HR 25 is the only bill before Congress that stimulates the economy.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't demote cursive

A substantial body of research suggests that writing with pen and paper permits a more continuous flow of thoughts than keyboarding, which tends to create its own set of distractions.

Dr. John Dunn loved his family, teaching

Dr. Dunn, 75, taught at MU from 1968 to 2006 before retiring. He continued to teach a course in turgrass until 2009.

Dr. John Harvey McHenry Dunn March 9, 1937 to Nov. 19, 2012

A memorial service will be held on Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Episcopal Church.

Missouri loses out on sought-after nuclear project

Missouri's governor had said the grant could turn the state's nuclear industry into the equivalent of the auto industry's Detroit.

Hostess says talks to stave off shutdown fail

The maker of Twinkies and Ding Dongs said late Tuesday that it failed to reach an agreement with its second biggest union.

OB/GYNs back over-the-counter birth control pills

Tuesday, the FDA said it was willing to meet with any company interested in making the pill nonprescription, to discuss what if any studies would be needed.

Kansas City lighting tradition to mark 83rd year

The Plaza lighting regularly draws tens of thousands of people. This year, the lights will shine daily from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. through Jan. 13.

71-year-old Missouri man admits bank holdup

The U.S. Attorney's office said Raymond Paris, of Sugar Creek, faces a maximum sentence of 20 years following his plea Tuesday in federal court.

Big disappointment in brain injury treatment study

U.S. scientists had high hopes that in large doses it would help speed recovery in patients with brain injuries from car crashes, falls, sports accidents and other causes.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Obama must come clean on Benghazi

Members of Congress in both parties are asking questions about why the administration’s public statements about the origins of the attack contradicted early intelligence information.

Ex-Mamtek CEO asks court to bar cameras at trial

Bruce Cole faces one felony count of stealing and four counts of securities fraud. A preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 17-18.

Missouri movie plot attack suspect planned '09 killing

Lammers, now 20, made his first court appearance Tuesday and was ordered to undergo a mental health exam. He is accused of plotting to open fire inside a movie theater.

Murder appeal transferred to Missouri high court

Under Missouri law, the punishment for first-degree murder is death or life in prison without probation or parole. The attorney for Ledale Nathan, who was 16 at the time of the murder, argues that is unconstitutional because he was a juvenile.

Donations still needed for Everyone Eats

The annual Everyone Eats program is still looking for donations. The program provides Thanksgiving baskets to those in need as well as hosts an annual meal. The program still needs turkeys and is accepting donations for the baskets until 7 p.m. Tuesday.