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TIGER KICKOFF E-BOOK: Missouri v. Florida

Missourian digital subscribers can download an e-book edition of the Tiger Kickoff ahead of its print publication Friday.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: CrossFit controversy highlights problems of overexercise; police arrest man connected to body found near Boonville

The week's most read stories include apparent links between CrossFit programs and rhabdomyolysis, Missouri football's win against Vanderbilt, and a fight outside an Aspen Heights party that ended in gunfire.

Achieve Program at Fairview Elementary aims to narrow achievement gap

An MU education teacher and Fairview Elementary School's principal have come up with a one-on-one mentoring program to get students the extra help they need to perform better in school.

Missouri sees sharp rise in certain tick-borne illnesses

Doctors do not always order laboratory tests to diagnose patients with tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, before treating them with antibiotics. So there's no way to determine how many cases there actually are. One thing is certain: Some tick-borne illnesses increased this year in Missouri.

Columbia City Council highlights and notes from Oct. 7

Couldn't make Monday's city council meeting? The Missourian was there and kept track of the meeting's highlights. Check out our notes and the council's agenda. 

From one chapter to the next, Doug Wilson continues to build independent bookstore

Village Books co-owners Doug Wilson and Becky Asher will be relocating the store in November. Wilson is passionate about staying connected with the community while maintaining a thriving business. 

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Columbia woman dies in car accident; Missouri fans take over Nashville

This week's most read stories include the death of a Columbia woman in a car accident Friday, news about the local effects of the national government shutdown, and reports from the Missouri football team's 51-28 blowout of Vanderbilt on Saturday.

Removed as city clerk, mayor cuts new path in Hallsville

Cheri Reisch is settling into her first term as mayor just months after she was ousted as city clerk by the Hallsville Board of Aldermen.

THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: MU student conduct office sees few rape cases; bald eagle rescued

Among the top stories from this week's Missourian were a look at MU's handling of reported sex offenses and a Columbia man's rescue of a bald eagle.

The Syria conflict: What it's about and why the U.S. cares

A look at the latest developments in the Syria conflict and how it got to this point.

TIGER KICKOFF E-BOOK: Download a copy of Missouri's game preview

In this week's edition, Markus Golden talks about how he'd spend his money if he were to get paid for playing football, and Max Copeland talks about the 'beard culture.'

Growing number of students in Columbia launch businesses while still in school

Students are able to receive encouragement from fellow entrepreneurs by being involved in the entrepreneurial community.

Top Missouri biology teacher at Hickman High School prioritizes research

Hickman High School's Pamela Close was awarded the state's Outstanding Biology Teacher Award in May.

MU's Office of Student Conduct handles few sex offense cases

Campus officials are at a loss to explain why there's such a large discrepancy between the number of people who report sexual assault to the campus rape crisis center and the number who pursue a remedy through the student conduct process.

For Columbia couple, it's never too late to find love

Priscilla Bevins and Bob Bartlett were engaged within 26 days  of meeting. At 82 and 88, there was no time to waste.


THE WEEK'S MOST READ STORIES: Letter from father of Ashland teen about son's death; Columbia native competes for Miss America crown

The week's most read stories included a letter from the father of Ashland teen Jacob Meadows describing the events leading up to his son's death, and Columbia native Shelby Ringdahl's appearance in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J.


State records show gaps in oversight of captive deer farms, ranches

Gaps remain in Missouri's system of prevention and early detection of chronic wasting disease for captive deer operations in the state.

Columbia entrepreneurs kick start projects thanks to crowd funding website

A number of Columbia projects have become successful through Kickstarter, a popular online crowd funding platform.

New rules in store for downtown development

The Columbia City Council plans to hire a consultant to help map out new zoning rules for downtown.

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.