UPDATE: Gov. Nixon renews case on veto of proposed Missouri tax

Gov. Jay Nixon said the cut would create an $800 million budget hole that would be the equivalent of eliminating all state support for higher education institutions.

Elaine Hassemer resigns as Paxton Keeley principal

Elaine Hassemer, who has been Paxton Keeley principal since 2001, will be moving to Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School.


Veterans hospital hires more mental health specialists

The veterans hospital has hired more mental health providers as part of an effort to bolster mental health care in VA hospitals nationwide.

UM System president appoints new executive vice president for academic affairs

Henry Foley currently serves as vice president for research and dean of the graduate school at Pennsylvania State University.

GUEST COMMENTARY: Join cause to find space for needed services in Columbia

The Interfaith Day Center at 616 Park Ave. in the First Ward is a daytime drop-in and referral hub.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Public needs to see UM Press budget numbers

It would be worth reporting on budget allocations for the UM Press for the current year and the proposed fiscal year.

Missouri's Miss Teen Rodeo rides again

While out on a horseback ride with her sister, Brooke, Christy McCullough’s horse stumbled and fell, sending her and the horse end over end. She suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Rosemary Chandler, 67, worked 50 years for Boone Hospital

Rosemary Chandler worked for 50 years at Boone Hospital Center. During those years she drove an ambulance, served as a paramedic, an E.M.T. and at her retirement was a senior buyer for the hospital.

Donald Baldridge loved the outdoors and his family

After working as a mason at MU for 18 years, Donald Baldridge started his own air conditioning and sheet metal business with the tools he had in his basement.

Rosemary T. Chandler, Aug. 4, 1945 — June 10, 2013

Rosemary T. Chandler worked for 50 years at Boone Hospital Center. She loved to travel, raised Doberman Pinscher dogs and raised and showed Quarter and Paint Horses.

Missouri teams rank second in SEC in academic scores

Missouri ranks second among Southeastern Conference in Academic Progress Rates, according to NCAA report.

Wanda Jean Latimer of Sturgeon had two great-great grandchildren

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Memorial Funeral Home, and services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A special prosecutor is needed to probe Obama administration

Republicans and others are calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the allegations against the Obama administration.

DEAR READER: Fueling the book addiction adds to editing resources

Four new book acquisitions provide inspiring reading for the summer.

FROM READERS: Shooting competition benefits Food Bank

More than 200 people competed in the 19th annual Rock Bridge Lions Club Clay Shoot, which raised more than $20,000 for the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.

Missouri softball team No. 11 in final national polls

Three other SEC schools finished ahead of Missouri in the polls: No. 2 Tennessee, No. 5 Florida and No. 10 Alabama.

Wanda Jean Latimer, of Sturgeon, April 9, 1938 — June 10, 2013

Visitation will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Donald E. Baldridge, of New Franklin, Dec. 3, 1943 — June 10, 2013

Visitation will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at Memorial Funeral Home with services immediately following.

Royals can't slow Tigers' Scherzer

Detroit starter Max Scherzer limited Kansas City to three hits and struck out six in a 3-2 Tigers victory, giving him his ninth straight decision.

Cardinals Wacha gets first win in victory over Mets

St. Louis rookie Michael Wacha recovered from a wild start and Allen Craig hit a three-run home run for the Cardinals in a 9-2 victory over the staggering New York Mets on Tuesday night.