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DAVID ROSMAN: Asteroids and the end of the world, a conspiracy theory

Be it asteroids or comets or the CIA, it's the end of the world as we know it.

FROM READERS: Derby Ridge Elementary transformed by Candy Land Dance

Students at Derby Ridge Elementary School were invited to come to the school with their families for a free night of fun on Friday as the school’s Family School Partnership hosted the first-ever “Candy Land Dance.”

Hickman girls' basketball sophomore battles through injury

Forward Mikayla Logan is a key part of the Hickman girls' basketball team, despite suffering a stress fracture in her foot earlier this season. 

Edna Williams cooked in Columbia for more than 30 years

She worked at various sororities and fraternities in Columbia as a cook for more than 30 years. She was also a cook for Woodhaven.

Edna Williams, June 5, 1940 — Feb. 12, 2013, of Columbia

Edna Williams worked at various sororities and fraternities in Columbia as a cook for more than 30 years. She was also a cook for Woodhaven.

Catherine Hunt loved travel, reading

Catherine L. Hunt, who was an MU retiree, loved to travel across the country and around the world.

Bynum Wheeler was politically active, loved reading

Bynum Wheeler enjoyed acting, target shooting and photography. He was an animal lover and an avid reader.

Temporary cell tower to be installed off Providence, near Stadium

A temporary cell tower will be installed at 2400 S. Providence Road to maintain cellphone coverage during football and basketball games. 

Tom Buchanan enjoyed education, travel

Mr. Buchanan died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, in Columbia. He was 80.

St. Charles Road to close Thursday night east of Clark Lane

St. Charles Road east of Clark Lane will close at 11 p.m. Thursday and will reopen no later than 7 a.m. Friday while a new water line is installed.

Catherine Hunt, Sept. 15, 1933 — Feb. 9, 2013, of Columbia

Catherine Hunt loved to travel and was passionate about reading; her cat, Buster; and caring for the plants, flowers, and woodland creatures around her home.

Walter "Tom" Buchanan, Oct. 27, 1932 — Feb. 12, 2013, of Columbia

A memorial service will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16th  at Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at the funeral home following the service.

Bynum M. Wheeler, Nov. 13, 1942 — Feb. 9, 2013, of Columbia

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the University Hospital chapel.

Arkansas beats Auburn 83-75 for first road win

The Razorbacks had lost their first six road games but controlled this one down the stretch.

Stacked SEC baseball gets tougher with Texas A&M, Missouri

The addition of the Tigers and Aggies to the already impressive lineup should provide for an exciting season.

Missouri House approves photo ID requirement for voting

Members of the Missouri House approved a proposal that would require voters to show photo identification at polling places.

New NCAA football rule to add ejection for intentional high hits

The NCAA Football Rules Committee said it had unanimously approved an ejection for intentional above-the-shoulder hits. 

Steen scores in overtime as Blues top Red Wings 4-3

The struggling St. Louis Blues managed an overtime win Wednesday night. The Blues topped the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 on an Alexander Steen goal.

UPDATE: Missouri Senate approves unemployment changes

The Senate gave initial approval Wednesday to a measure expanding the definition of "misconduct" in the workplace.

Missouri voters to decide on about 230 tax, bond issues

The tally of ballot measures comes from Americans for Prosperity, a group that advocates for lower taxes and limited government.

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