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Former Stephens College professor Constance Schenk was an avid traveler

Constance Schenk taught in the foreign language department at Stephens College for 25 years. Her language skills fueled a lifelong passion for travel.

Braves-Nationals game postponed following Navy Yard shooting

The Washington Nationals postponed Monday night's game against the Atlanta Braves following shootings at the nearby Navy Yard. The game was rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader on Tuesday.

MU men's cross country remains fourth in the region

The Missouri men's cross country team keeps its fourth-place ranking in the Midwest Regional Rankings after two meets so far this season.

Datsko Datsov, of Columbia, died Sept. 16, 2013

Datsko Datsov died after a year-long battle with cancer.

Columbia women's golf team wins Baker University Fall Invitational

Columbia College women win; men place third at Bake University Fall Invitational.

Missouri soccer falls to No. 17 Portland

The Missouri women's soccer team lost 3-2 at No. 17 Portland on Sunday night. 

Stephens soccer falls to Iowa Wesleyan

The Stephens College women's soccer team lost 15-0 to Iowa Wesleyan College on Monday night. 

Constance Schenk, Jan. 6, 1928 — Sept. 13, 2013, of Columbia

Constance Schenk of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 13. She loved cooking and spoke more than four languages.

Joan Fletcher Burns, Jan. 14, 1932 — Sept. 10, 2013, of Columbia

Joan Fletcher Burns of Columbia died Tuesday, Sept. 10. She was 81.

FROM READERS: MU students create successful startup business

MU students Kyle McCarthy and Connor Hall share their journey to making Hall Exchange, a website for students to safely buy, sell and trade items.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: The appeal of hassle-free voter registration

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander urged Missourians to become registered voters for November elections.

Missouri ranks high in number of poor bridges

Though Missouri has made efforts to decrease its number of bridges with structural deficiencies, The Associated Press finds that the state still has more than 3,000 bridges in poor condition.

Joan Burns was a passionate Tigers fan, gracious entertainer

Joan Burns loved to tailgate. She and her husband lived in a home on the corner of Stadium Boulevard and Providence Road, near Memorial Stadium.

Armed man robs Columbia convenience store early Monday

A hooded and masked man robbed the Petro Mart store on Range Line at gunpoint early Monday. The investigation is ongoing.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Real estate trends in Boone County

The Columbia Board of Realtors provides monthly statistics for single-family home sales.

Many US bridges are old, risky and rundown

Thousands of bridges nationwide that are both "structurally deficient" and "fracture critical" carry more than 29 million drivers a day, and many were built more than 60 years ago.

NASCAR's SpinGate spun out of control early

That spin started as the well-intentioned desire to help a teammate earn a valuable spot in NASCAR's version of the playoffs, and with a little honesty, a few deep breaths and some clear thinking, it might have ended there.

Jadeveon Clowney dealing with fame, pain

Clowney's had all aspects of his game analyzed this season and has been criticized for his conditioning even though opponents have been running away from whatever side the 6-foot-6, 274-pound lineman lines up on.

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel says confidence, knee fine

Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel said Monday his confidence and left knee are just fine. It won't be known for sure until the 19th-ranked Gators take the field for their Southeastern Conference opener against Tennessee (2-1) on Saturday.

Employment gap between rich, poor widest on record

The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago.

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