2 Missouri residents on short list for Mars journey

Maggie Duckworth visits with her dog Luna as she finishes work on a custom jacket at her Bridgeton home on Wednesday. Duckworth, 29, is among the 1,058 initial candidates for a one-way trip to Mars on the privately funded Mars One mission.

Maggie Duckworth and Tim Gowan are among the 1,058 initial candidates chosen from a pool of 200,000 who applied for a one-way trip to Mars on the privately funded Mars One mission in 2024.

Missouri men's basketball boosts practice intensity following Georgia loss

Coach Frank Haith said Wednesday night that he had sensed a letdown coming, that “we didn’t have the right look about us” in preparation for Georgia. His players are cognizant of that and expect to get a different result Saturday afternoon.


Columbia legislators, community leaders discuss legislative priorities

A legislative forum Friday at MU attracted more than 200 business, education and political leaders. Issues included Medicaid expansion and business incentives.

DEAR READER: Best not dispute a good thing

Young people don't read newspapers anymore, right? Missourian Sports Editor Greg Bowers finds that his son begs to differ.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Survey will measure what students really get out of college

It also promises to be a spur to schools to learn how their graduates are doing and what professors and administrators can do to improve their professional outcomes.

Battle basketball drops two

Battle boys lost 67-59 to Montgomery County. The girls lost 69-39 to Lee's Summit North.

Columbia School Board to discuss search for new superintendent Monday

The Columbia School Board will discuss the search to replace Superintendent Chris Belcher at its Monday meeting.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Recession isn't over for most Americans

What we really need now is vigorous government efforts to create jobs.

Joyce Friedlander was passionate about career in medical technology

Joyce Friedlander could spend all day in the laboratory. She died Jan. 2.

Joyce Pace Friedlander, March 3, 1938 - Jan. 2, 2014

Joyce Pace Friedlander died Jan. 2, 2014. She was 75.

9 flu deaths reported at 1 St. Louis hospital

All nine deaths at Barnes-Jewish Hospital involved people in their mid-20s to mid-60s, which is unusual, hospital officials said Friday. Another 35 patients were sick enough to be treated in the intensive care unit.

Massive Target breach could have lasting effects

Target disclosed Friday that the massive data theft affected millions more shoppers than the company reported in December. When it releases a final tally, the theft could become the largest data breach on record for a retailer.

Legislation proposed to halt Missouri executions amid drug concerns

With mystery swirling around where Missouri prison officials obtain the drug for lethal injections, Rep. John Rizzo said Friday that he plans to introduce legislation on Monday that would halt executions through most of 2014.

Gov. Nixon creates Missouri Military Partnership

Missouri's governor has appointed the state treasurer to oversee a newly formed military partnership aimed at keeping and enhancing military bases, force strength and federal defense spending in the state.

DNA links killer executed in Missouri to 1984 triple slaying in Iowa

A killer who was executed in Missouri for the 1987 murder of a 12-year-old girl was also responsible for a long-unsolved triple homicide in Iowa three years earlier, investigators announced Friday.

ASHLAND: A sleepy town on a sudden growth curve

Students from the Missouri School of Journalism spent several months looking at Ashland — its traditions, its growth, its challenges and its residents.

ASHLAND: Growing population adds congestion to traffic in community

Frequent traffic jams and increase in accidents are part of Ashland's growth spurt. The city's population has almost tripled since the 1990s.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL FINALIST: Randy Hanna would bring law background to the job

Seeing students succeed gives Randy Hanna, a finalist for the job of Columbia College president, the greatest satisfaction. He says he likes the warm, welcoming atmosphere of Columbia.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE PRESIDENTIAL FINALIST: Scott Dalrymple drawn to 'diverse mix of students'

Scott Dalrymple, a finalist for the job of Columbia College president, says his background as a traditional faculty member and as dean of a large online operation would serve Columbia well.

ASHLAND: High school football becomes a rallying point

Ashland's program marks a decade of high school football this year.