WHAT OTHERS SAY: Peaceful transition in Pakistan, the return of wrestling at the Olympics

A roundup of editorials from around the U.S.

Analysis: Defections played role in veto overrides

The General Assembly's 10 veto overrides on Wednesday were only made possible by Democrats willing to cross party lines — not an iron Republican supermajority.

For the sake of voice: MU symposium focuses on vocal health

At the MU Voice Symposium and Vocal Arts Festival, students, professors and professionals came together to explain the importance of maintaining a healthy voice.

FROM READERS: Columbia educator shares memories of favorite teacher

Megan Pursifull, a Columbia teacher, remembers how her favorite teacher taught and how she took those memories to heart in her own career.

Rams fall to Falcons as Jones has huge day

The St. Louis Rams were unable to capitalize on a string of injuries suffered by the Falcons on Sunday and suffered their first loss of the season, 31-24.

Chiefs start 2-0 after beating Cowboys 17-16

Alex Smith threw for 223 yards and two touchdowns, and the Chiefs' defense held up against the Cowboys as Kansas City moved to 2-0 on the season with a 17-16 victory over Dallas.

Molina's home run, 4 hits lead Cardinals past Mariners

The Cardinals offense woke up from a two-game slump and routed the Seattle Mariners 12-2 on Sunday. The win keeps them in a tie with the Pittsburgh Pirates atop the NL Central.

Avila's 2 home runs lead Tigers over Royals 3-2

Two home runs by Detroit's Alex Avila sunk the Royals on Sunday, as Kansas City lost 3-2 and lost ground in the American League Wild Card race.

Details elusive as Missouri awaits health care overhaul

Because Missouri is one of 26 states that will have a federally operated health insurance exchange, details about pricing for insurance plans are not yet available for residents.

Events to mark Islamic Center of Central Missouri's 30th anniversary

The Islamic Center of Central Missouri is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a week of events to educate the public on Islam.

Sustainable Living Fair teaches techniques for clean living

Participants at Saturday's Sustainable Living Fair learned how to make rain barrels that converted rain into usable water and toilets that converted feces into fertilizer.

Rock Bridge volleyball wins Rockwood tournament

Rock Bridge defeated MICDS 25-16, 25-20 in the championship game of the Rockwood Summit tournament Saturday.

Paws in the Park attracts participants of the 2- and 4-legged varieties

The Missourian stopped by Paws in the Park on Saturday, taking dozens of pictures of participants — both people and pups.

Thomas Matthew Rush, May 1, 1972 — Sept. 10, 2013

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Royer Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m.Wednesday at the funeral home.

FROM READERS: Woman creates group for parents of children with food allergies

Amy Pope's daughter, Nola, suffers from a slew of food allergies. She has formed a support group in which parents in similar situations can share recipes, plan allergy-friendly play dates and lean on one another.

Rock Bridge softball picks up close wins en route to Capital City Invitational crown

Rock Bridge came from behind to beat Oakville 2-1 in the title game after an extra-inning semifinal in Jefferson City

Columbia College women's cross country wins the Central Missouri Mule Run

The Cougars' Lindsey Martin placed second out of 119 runners with a finish of 14:47.05. Emily Shultz finished in fourth place with a time of 14:49.93. Freshman Riley Fader placed 10th.

Chrome and Bacon car show revs up and sizzles

Saturday's Chrome and Bacon motorcycle and classic car show is evidence that Columbia's car show culture is evolving.


Strongman training a family affair in home gym

Heather Leidy and Ted Collins train for strongman competitions in their garage, which they have turned into a gym. Their 6-year-old daughter, Rain, exercises too, and the family has opened their gym — and their home — to fellow competitors.

DEAR READER: Walking one million steps reaps surprising rewards

Walking for the University's Million Step Pedometer Program meant some extra effort, but it yielded the reward of noticing the things that otherwise go unseen.