BATTLE RISING: Students show school spirit in decades-themed outfits

Battle High School is celebrating homecoming with Spirit Week. Each day this week, students are dressing to a different theme. Tuesday's theme was "Making History." Students dressed in attire from their favorite decades.

CoMeow Kittens light up the local clubs with their go-go dancing

Go-go dancers such as the CoMeow Kittens are hired to dance on stage and hype up or entertain a crowd at clubs or raves. They engage the audience and add visuals to the music, Slavit said. She says they are performers, not eye candy.

Poll: Half of older workers delay retirement plans

Older Americans not only are delaying their retirement plans; they're also embracing the fact that it won't necessarily mark a complete exit from the workforce, according to a poll released Monday.

MU freshman premieres documentary on current education system

Ankur Singh traveled the country, filming a documentary on standardized testing. His film, "Listen," premiered Monday night.

The Arrow Head Motel remains historic fixture in Columbia

The Arrow Head Motel was built in 1938 and still stands as Columbia's only remaining motor court.

Marion P. Bradford loved spending time with family, reading, traveling

Marion P. Bradford of Columbia died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. She was 96.

Marion P. Bradford, Oct. 2, 1917 - Oct. 14, 2013

Marion P. Bradford of Columbia died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. She was 96.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: How long will Missouri legislature remain ethics-free zone?

Most industries have some sort of ethical guidelines or regulation concerning gifts, in some cases including outright bans. Not so the Missouri legislature.


WHAT OTHERS SAY: Raising awareness about a complex issue

Domestic violence may be a complex problem, but we — as individuals and as a community — can send a message that it will not be tolerated.

FROM READERS: Humans vs. Zombies president reflects on friendships formed while fighting undead

Joe Rexwinkle loves the chaotic, but close-knit, atmosphere of the game Humans vs. Zombies. The next game starts Nov. 6.

UPDATE: House shutdown plan fails; now Senate

Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.

Missouri Swimming and Diving takes on Florida

The Missouri Tigers swimming and diving teams face a perennially talented Florida Gators team at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Missouri looks at other states' death penalty methods

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has postponed Allen Nicklasson's execution because of the international controversy over the ethics of the death penalty and using certain barbiturates, sedatives and anesthetics to carry out executions. A new date offered is Nov. 20.

Sharks stay unbeaten with 6-2 win over Blues

Joe Thornton had a goal and three assists and Patrick Marleau had a goal and two assists and the Sharks downed the St. Louis Blues 6-2 Tuesday night.

Columbia College hosts inaugural Fall Invitational

The Columbia College men's and women's golf teams both finished in the top three at its own invitational.

Taekwondo Olympian from Jamaica tests positive for banned substance

Kenneth Edwards said he was notified a month ago about the diuretic and is awaiting results of a backup sample.

Stephen Covey's '7 Habits' teaches students leadership, goals

Schools across the country are seeing results from the "Leader in Me" program, a controversial curriculum based on Stephen Covey's best-seller "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People."

High court will review EPA global warming rules

The justices said Tuesday they will review a unanimous federal appeals court ruling that upheld the government's unprecedented regulations aimed at reducing the gases blamed for global warming.

Missouri S&T gets 3-D printers for library

Other printers are located in labs on campus, but the new printers are the first to be available for any student to use.

Cardinals can't hit for Wainwright in Game 3 loss

Adam Wainwright yielded six hits and two runs in seven innings, but the Cardinals couldn't score a run for their ace in their third straight awful offensive game, losing 3-0 to the Dodgers in Game 3 on Monday night.