Frederick Hawthorne wins National Medal of Science

M. Frederick Hawthorne is the director of MU's International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine and was recently awarded the highest honor the government can grant to scientists, engineers and inventors.

Neighborhood Response Team coordinator sees increase in code compliance

Bill Cantin works with Columbia residents to boost neighborhood pride and improve conditions.

Mary Jane Lang Grundler was an MU professor, staunch advocate of excellence

Mary Jane Lang Grundler died Tuesday at 93. Dr. Grundler taught business education and excellence.

UPDATE: Obama invites congressional leaders to cliff talk

President Barack Obama returned early from a Hawaiian vacation while lawmakers snarled across a partisan divide, leaders in each party blaming the other for an episode of government gridlock that threatens the economy with a new recession.

A decorated World War II veteran, Claude Barton was thoughtful, disciplined

The decorated war veteran gave 31 years of service to the the military. He led troops through the Pacific during World War II and served as security division chief of the then-newly formed Central Intelligence Group (now the CIA), director of security in the Office of Secretary of Defense and eventually as a chief of security in a division at the Pentagon.

Columbia residents share their 2012 highlights

Solitude, friends, families, soul mates create meaningful moments for readers in 2012.

Rock Bridge Memorial State Park to host New Year's Day hikes

First Day Hikes is an opportunity for people to start the new year by visiting state parks throughout the nation, and guides at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park are planning 10 hikes with five different routes this year.

Missouri basketball time change announced

Missouri's Jan. 5 game against Bucknell will now start at 3 p.m. at Mizzou Arena. The game is a sell-out.

DAVID ROSMAN: Responding to varying views on gun control

Responding to the criticism of the NRA, J. Karl Miller’s Wednesday column is well written but might not fit the mainstream thoughts of the American public.

Storm blows through East; 200000 in dark in Arkansas

High winds and messy mix of rain, sleet and snow make travel difficult.

Republicans eager to tackle workers' compensation

House, Senate leaders say legislation prohibiting lawsuits related to occupational diseases will be among their priorities for the 2013 session of the General Assembly.

Break Time armed robbery suspect arrested

Witnesses followed the suspect and helped police track is whereabouts. Chadwick Simmons was captured in the backyard of a home on North Garth Avenue.

First Night New Year's Eve festival celebrates guitar, young performers

First Night Columbia 2013 will kick off with a 5K run/walk at 4 p.m. Monday and entertain attendees with more than 50 performances throughout the night. 

Central Missouri Humane Society creates event for adopting older cats

The Central Missouri Humane Society created the Whisker Wonderland adoption event for December, which allows people to name their own adoption fee for cats older than 6 months.

GUEST COMMENTARY: University research, sold out

The recent exposure of numerous sham scientific reports generated by biased individuals at supposedly objective institutions should draw intense public scrutiny to this new era of corporate-funded science.

Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf dies

Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

Chief of staff: Bush getting excellent treatment

Former President George H.W. Bush has been in intensive care since Sunday. He was admitted to Methodist Hospital Nov. 23.

Happy New U invites Columbia residents to start new year with workouts

Happy New U will feature workouts, classes and demonstrations of activities such as Tai Chi, yoga, Zumba, body combat, spinning and CrossFit.

Hickman girls basketball stops Newburg in first round of tournament

Hickman meets St. Clair in the second round of the Rolla High School Girls Holiday Tournament at 1 p.m. Friday in Rolla.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Access to guns is the problem

The NRA’s proposal to create a national registry is a cynical gimmick to distract us from the major cause of gun violence — easy access to guns.