Columbia College men's basketball remains atop NAIA poll for fourth straight week

The Cougars topped the NAIA rankings for a fourth consecutive week, receiving all 11 first-place votes after tallying two comfortable wins last week to remain unbeaten at 24-0.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ohio review of allegations against James not complete

Ronald Ross, Ohio Board of Psychology executive director, continues to avoid describing the steps the board took to investigate the complaint against Larry James.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Medicaid expansion is a must

Gov. Jay Nixon's call for the program's expansion would create 24,000 jobs for Missouri residents.

Pat Hardesty, Aug. 8, 1937 — Feb. 4, 2013, of Sturgeon

Pat Hardesty, Aug. 8, 1937 — Feb. 4, 2013, of Sturgeon

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Sunnydale Academy SDA Church.

Lifelong education was way of life for Eva May de Chazal

Eva May de Chazal used travel and education to expand her knowledge and teach others.

Eva May de Chazal, May 6, 1918-Jan. 18, 2013, of Columbia

Eva believed that all people have inherent good within them, that your life is improved when you help others in need, and that education and travel are never a bad idea.

Samuel Jones, 56, remembered for love of music, family

Pure Audio co-owner had a passion for well-recorded music.

FROM READERS: What, exactly, does ABC Chinese Cuisine stand for?

A local blogger raves about the newest addition to Columbia's Chinese food scene. The restaurant is located at 3510 I-70 Drive S.E., Suite A.

Samuel Bennett Jones, Jan. 3, 1957 - Feb. 4, 2013, of Columbia

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Church. A celebration of life service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday.

Anderson gets signature win as Arkansas shoots downs No. 2 Florida

Fueled by a raucous crowd of 13,816, the Razorbacks shocked No. 2 Florida 80-69 on Tuesday night in an energy-filled arena that reminded Anderson of the Arkansas of old when he was an assistant to former coach Nolan Richardson.

WORLD BRIEFLY: Obama asks for short-term budget plan

Other top stories: Alabama 5-year-old held hostage in closet-size bunker for a week seems OK; Superdome officials spent thousands on utility upgrades before Super Bowl power outage.

Cardinals' Carpenter won't pitch in 2013, may retire

General manager John Mozeliak and manager Mike Matheny announced Tuesday that Chris Carpenter almost certainly won't pitch in 2013 and that his star-crossed career is probably over after a recurrence of a nerve injury that cost him most of last season.

Missouri House panel adopts voter photo ID requirement

The head of the Legislative Black Caucus criticized the photo identification requirement as a "voter suppression" measure. Republicans argued the requirement would increase transparency and reduce voter fraud.


More states push retention of struggling readers

The economy could be part of the reason the reform is gaining traction, suggested Arthur Reynolds. He said the main cost of retention — another year of education if the student doesn't drop out — is years away.

Commuters' wasted time in traffic costs $121 billion

The new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute found that Americans wasted an average of $818 each sitting in traffic in 2011.

Predators knock off Blues in one-sided victory

Ryan Ellis, Rich Clune and Nick Spaling scored in the opening period for Nashville, which won its third consecutive game in a commanding 6-1 victory over the Blues.

Missouri House backs renewal of charitable tax breaks

The legislation needs one more affirmative vote in the House before moving to the Senate. The Senate passed similar legislation last week.

UPDATE: Senators propose Missouri transportation sales tax

Missouri transportation officials said funding for construction and improvements fell from $1.2 billion to less than $700 million during the past year.

Budweiser Clydesdale foal is named Hope

Hope was the second Clydesdale born at Warm Springs Ranch this year. Soto said a male horse was born 36 hours earlier. He has been named Stan, in honor of St. Louis Cardinals great Stan "The Man" Musial.