Alabama football coach Nick Saban dismisses hype

The Crimson Tide's ultra-focused coach didn't let 1,000-plus reporters at Southeastern Conference Media Days change his process-oriented approach.

Veteran Charles 'Charlie' Luther Atkins opened Roth's Department Store in Columbia

Charles Atkins, 85, died of cancer. He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 

A.W. "Babe" Manns, of Columbia, Jan. 7, 1916 — July 18, 2013

A.W. "Babe" Manns died Thursday, July 18, 2013. He was 97.

Tornado-damaged Joplin schools on target to open

Three elementary schools will be completed by December; high school should open in August 2014.

ArtTalk: Sharing the fun of MU Summer Repertory Theatre

Reader Matt Ingram writes about participating in Summer Repertory Theatre at MU, which this year includes "Anything Goes" and "Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure."

Charles "Charlie" Luther Atkins, of Columbia, May 26, 1928 — July 16, 2013

Charlie Atkins was a long time Columbia businessman who owned and operated Roth’s Department Store.

10,000 Mo. customers getting share of $716K in Skechers settlement

Missouri is one of 43 states that participated with the federal government in a case alleging that Skechers deceptively advertised its toning shoes.

Panel plans meetings on education issues this fall

Meeting is scheduled in October for Columbia to discuss evaluations, student transfers, Common Core standards, safety.

Cardinals hope rested pitchers will help them stay ahead

Everyone in the St. Louis rotation is getting extra rest, including All-Star Adam Wainwright.

Resiliency, rookies keeping Cardinals on top

No one's been able to keep St. Louis down. Leaning on rookies and resiliency, to compensate for some serious personnel blows, the Cardinals are 21 games above .500.

Upbeat health report for Mandela on 95th birthday

Outside the Pretoria hospital where anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was admitted for a recurring lung infection, well-wishers paid tribute to him and some received slices of a large birthday cake doled out from inside the compound.

Professors, Columbia parents want MU museums to return after renovations

Professors, parents and other stakeholders met Wednesday to discuss the relocation of MU's Museum of Anthropology and Museum of Art and Archaeology as part of the $22.85 million Renew Mizzou project.

Drummer Phylshawn Johnson teaches what she knows: rhythm

Phylshawn Johnson is in four bands, and she is the drummer for three of them. She started playing music when she was 6 years old. She said it's "cool to see" her students learn and progress.

Director leaving Truman Veterans Hospital for job in Texas

Sallie Houser-Hanfelder, 56, will be leaving Columbia to become director of the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System in her home state.

Torch headed to Columbia for Show-Me State Games opening

The lighting of the torch, a tradition that took a more-than-10-year break, will start the games Friday evening at Mizzou Arena.

J. KARL MILLER: Cooler heads prevailed in Zimmerman case, but not everyone was calm

Although most of the population consists of level-headed people, there will always be those who are ignorant and racist.

DAVID ROSMAN: Apathy, not new ordinance, threatens civil liberties

The form required by an ordinance the Columbia City Council passed in January contains so little information about tenants it does not merit a conspiracy theory.

Duo robbed by man at MU's South Farms, police report

Police are still looking for the robber, who brandished a gun and demanded money of two suspects early Wednesday morning, according to a news release.

Sara Tout, 49, worked as operations technician for Kraft Foods Group

Sara Tout of Columbia died Tuesday, July 16, 2013. He was 49.

Sara Tout, of Columbia, Jan. 2, 1964 — July 20, 2013

A visitation will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Funeral Home, with a funeral ceremony to follow at 5 p.m.