Nadine P. Quisenberry remembered for her singing, skill in ceramics

Nadine Quisenberry died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. She was 86.

TELL US: Are you changing your holiday tradition to be healthier?

Are you going to tailor your Thanksgiving meal to accommodate a healthier lifestyle?

Nadine Pearl Quisenberry, June 5, 1926 — Nov. 8, 2012, of Columbia

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Parker Funeral Service, 22 N. Tenth Street, Columbia, MO. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Global warming talk heats up after Superstorm Sandy; carbon tax revisited

Global warming fears have pushed some conservative and liberal lawmakers to consider adopting a carbon tax in an effort to reduce heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions. 


Columbia, other smaller cities gamble with revenue guarantees in air-service agreements

Weeks after Columbia city officials and American Airlines completed a deal to provide service to the Columbia Regional Airport, Delta Air Lines announced it was leaving the market. 


Most U.S. taxpayers won't be able to escape 'fiscal cliff'

A package of tax increases and spending cuts, known as the "fiscal cliff," would take effect in January unless Congress passes a new budget deal before then. 


Corps of Engineers plans Missouri River flow reduction

The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce the flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir. Gov. Jay Nixon said that could create an "economic disaster" for farming, fuel and other interests that use the river to ship goods.

Missouri counties struggling for approval of 'use tax'

Voters defeated so-called use taxes in six of the eight counties that placed them on the ballot last week.

Missouri girl, 4, brings toys to NYC storm victims

In three days, the Schells and their neighbors collected enough money to buy 1,800 stuffed animals.

St. Louis mayor still hopeful on China hub

For years, plans have been discussed to develop Lambert Airport as key arrival and departure point for buying and selling goods with China.

Legislative committees to meet at Missouri Capitol

A special House committee on government contracting scheduled a hearing Tuesday on fee offices.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Senate confronts a stealth attack on financial regulation

The Independent Agency Regulatory Analysis Act (S. 3468) is made more awful by the fact that it has at least some bipartisan support.

Oklahoma prison escapee recaptured near Joplin

Newton County Sheriff Ken Copeland said 27-year-old Alvin Boyer was found hiding in the attic of a home Monday afternoon on the south side of Joplin.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: New China leader is a mystery

Xi will take the reins at a time of growing stress. Growth is slowing. Corruption remains endemic. Protests are common. The banking system remains a tool of the state.

WORLD NEWS IN BRIEF: Petraeus sex scandal widens; Congress faces 'fiscal cliff'

The Missourian offers some of the top The Associated Press stories from Tuesday. 


MU honors fallen veterans in National Roll Call project

The names of 140 Missouri veterans who have died in service since Sept. 11, 2001, were read outside Memorial Union on Monday. The event was part of the National Roll Call project.

Maya Angelou speaks as part of One Mizzou Week

Celebrated poet and author Maya Angelou spoke to students at the Missouri Theatre on Monday night. She shared the "rainbows" and the "clouds" of her life.

School Board votes against outsourcing custodial services at Battle

The Columbia Public School Board did not approve the outsourcing of custodial services at Battle High School. The board approved the revised Common Core curriculum and heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation at four schools.

Missouri football coaches prepare for another emotional senior day

Every year, Missouri coach Gary Pinkel hugs each passing senior as they enter the field on senior day, a ritual he dreads. On Saturday, it'll be time to begin saying goodbye to another group of players.

Columbia College men's soccer receives at large-bid to NAIA national tournament

The Cougars were given a No. 6 ranking in the tournament and will play Cardinal Stritch University on Saturday in Columbia.