LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Displacing blame won't lead to peace in Israel

A flier by the Fellowship of Reconciliation protesting Noam Bedein's recent speech was doublespeak.

Airport chaplains let fliers connect with heavens

Airports are mini-cities with their own movie theaters, fire departments and shopping malls. Many also have chapels, typically tiny non-denominational spaces, in out-of-the-way locations. They offer an escape from constant gate change and security announcements and are staffed by 350 part- and full-time chaplains worldwide — Roman Catholic, Protestant and, to a lesser extent, Jewish, Muslim or Sikh.

Kansas City Chiefs mascot hurt during practice at Arrowhead

Dan Meers, 46, who has played the KC Wolf since the mascot's inception in 1989, was seriously injured Saturday while practicing for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. No description of Meers' specific injuries was available, but a longtime friend said Meers suffered a serious back injury.

Two Democrats urge Missouri education official to resign

In a joint statement, Sen. Paul LeVota, of Independence, and state Rep. Genise Montecillo, of St. Louis, specifically cited Nicastro's handling of a cost estimate for the teacher tenure ballot measure.

ROSE NOLEN: Solving health care woes allows society to refocus

Once we get the health care problem resolved we can hopefully do something about minimum wage.

Kansas City City Council considers changing red light law

City Prosecutor Lowell Gard told the Public Safety Committee on Monday that like Ellisville, Kansas City and other cities had been assigning liability of red-light camera tickets to the owner of the vehicle that ran the red light. But with the proposed change, he said Kansas City would assign liability to the vehicle's driver.

Probation given for man convicted in fatal crash

Jeremy Johnson pleaded guilty June 24 to two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the Dec. 2, 2011, deaths of Diondre Johnson and Michael McCrimmons, both 19 and from Springfield. Shock incarceration, however, is not an option for an involuntary manslaughter conviction.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Cholesterol risk calculator is too risky

The fear-factor calculator was put out by doctors and pharmaceutical companies, among whose goals are to keep raking in more money for Big Pharma.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Don't allow any mid-air cellphone yakking

The Federal Communications Commission’s idea to let airlines decide the rules of the air for talking on cellphones is a nonstarter for a majority of Americans surveyed.

Missouri basketball's interim coach Tim Fuller leads team to 5-0 start

Interim coach Tim Fuller's mission all along was to not lose a game, and he completed his mission as Missouri defeated IUPUI 78-64 Monday in the last of his five-game stint at the helm.

Columbia artist paints animal miniatures on pebbles

Sid Brown follows his passion for art through his realistic pebble paintings, a skill he taught himself from library books. 

Missouri football recognizes pressure of Texas A&M game

Two games Saturday will decide which teams play for the Southeastern Conference Championship in Atlanta on Dec. 7. 

BATTLE RISING: Junior Tyler McCutchen loses 'shell' through acting

Before seventh grade, 16-year-old Tyler McCutchen was shy. But as he stands on the stage as Mushnik, one of the lead roles in Battle High School’s production of "Little Shop of Horrors," it's hard to tell.

Nixon proposes increasing Missouri scholarship program

The plan would give students who receive Bright Flight scholarships the option for an extra $5,000 annually for agreeing to work full time in Missouri immediately after school.

Former Missouri justice to lead appeal of red-light ruling

The city of Ellisville and American Traffic Solutions — which installed and operates red light cameras — have asked the Missouri Supreme Court to hear a case in which the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern Division ruled Ellisville's ordinance was not enforceable.

Saudi woman embraces year abroad at MU

Haneen Mohammed, a foreign exchange student at MU from Saudi Arabia, transitions to a culture completely different from her own.

Phamaceutical testing company to expand to Columbia in February

Bio Pharma Services, a Toronto-based pharmaceutical company, has announced it will open a 48-bed clinical trial testing facility in Columbia in February.

Stock sisters bring package deal to Missouri basketball

Morgan and Maddie Stock knew they wanted to play college basketball together. Now in their second year, the Missouri guards contribute to the strong offensive effort coming off the bench.

Rebels regroup, prepare for Egg Bowl

Mississippi's four-game winning streak is history along with its short stay in the national rankings.

Agent pleads guilty to failing to clean up after O'Reilly fire

The city took the company that owned the strip mall to court for failing to demolish and clean up the site.