Columbia residents shave heads to aid fight against childhood cancer

Volunteers for the St. Baldrick's Foundation let hair stylists shave their heads on Saturday to raise money for child cancer research.

About 60 people had their heads shaved Saturday at Mojo's to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, a national childhood cancer research foundation.

DEAR READERS: Trumpeting the power of words entertains copy editors

Peter Sokolowski, an editor at large with Merriam-Webster Dictionary, was the keynote speaker at the 17th annual American Copy Editors Society national conference. And, he added a bonus of playing a couple of tunes on his trumpet.

Arkansas softball wins pitchers' duel Saturday against Missouri

Missouri pitcher Chelsea Thomas and Arkansas pitcher Kimmy Beasley pitched 11 innings each, but it was the Razorback offense that was finally able to get the advantage.

Cleanup Columbia 2013 brings family, students together

Columbia volunteers — 1,570 were signed up to participate — gathered in various spots around the city on Saturday to pick up trash during Cleanup Columbia 2013.

Business students from around SEC compete in inaugural MBA Case Competition

MU's Trulaske College of Business brought together teams of Master of Business Administration students from each SEC school to compete in the inaugural MBA Case Competition.

Providence Road project, Break Time zoning on Monday council agenda

The Columbia City Council is scheduled to hear public input and vote on both proposals during it's regular meeting on Monday night. 

Hickman, Rock Bridge sprinters shine at Jefferson City meet

Hickman's Ben Brooks won the boys 100-meter race, and Rock Bridge's Taylor McDannold won the girls 100 meters Saturday at the 11-team Capitol City Relays in Jefferson City.

Young fan watches role model in action at Columbia College softball game

Abby Pulliam, 8, saw her pitching coach Maria Imhoff play Saturday while attending her first Columbia College softball game.

Lawrence 'Larry' L'Hote brought trash to life with sculptures

Mr. L'Hote died Friday, April 12, 2013. He was 72.

Lawrence 'Larry' Edward L'Hote, June 13, 1940 — April 12, 2013, of Columbia

For 35 years, Larry was a math and science teacher at Hickman High School where students and coworkers enjoyed his wit and dry sense of humor. Prior to Columbia, he taught in Hannibal and Monroe City. Later he found a passion for art. 

Missouri concealed weapons permits fuel driver's license controversy

Missouri is one of the few states that print concealed weapons endorsements on driver's licenses and appears to be the only state that has its license bureaus also issue those permits.

Time running short for Missouri campaign finance issues

Campaign finance and ethics reform have taken a secondary position at the Capitol, where much of the focus has been on economic development, taxes and the state's Medicaid health care program for the poor.

Louisiana company recalls 468,000 pounds of meat

The Manda Packing Company recall announced this past week has been expanded because of a possible contamination with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

Kyle Busch charges late to win Sprint Cup race at Texas

Dickey pitches Blue Jays to win over Royals

R.A. Dickey allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings on Friday in Kansas City, leading Toronto to a 3-2 win.

FROM READERS: Why do writers write?

The editor-in-chief of the Stephens College literary magazine Harbinger shares the reasons behind why she writes and what the magazine means for writers and readers alike.

Wainwright stars on mound, at plate in Cardinals win

Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright pitched a four-hitter and had three hits of his own in his team's 8-0 win over the Brewers.

No. 3 Vanderbilt trounces Missouri baseball

The Missouri baseball team allowed 19 hits in a 12-1 loss Saturday at No. 3 Vanderbilt. The loss is Missouri's second of the weekend, giving Vanderbilt the series win with one more game to be played Sunday.

Obama's budget plan might limit his bargaining power

President Barack Obama's budget proposals to Republicans might affect his bargaining power if the GOP ever negotiate a deficit-reduction deal.

Looking for logic in North Korea's threats

Many observers think that while North Korea wants the rest of the world to believe it is crazy, Pyongyang has a logic behind its behavior that works for the Kim family that has remained in power for decades.