A 2004 foot injury has hampered the veteran cornerback

Kansas City’s Ty Law is returning to full form at the Chiefs’ camp.

Line to succeed Bell has formed

Buddy Bell, right, resigned from his post as Royals manager this week, effective at the end of the season. It now falls on K.C. general manager Dayton Moore to find Bell’s successor.
with certain names already finding their way into the mix.

Reaching teens in need

Heather Windham, the Rainbow House Shelter clinical coordinator, sits in front of toys and games that are used for play therapy. Windham is trying to raise awareness about the needs of homeless teens and gain community support for extended transitional housing.

Mo. senator leaves GOP, aligns with Democrats

Missouri Sen. Chris Koster, of Harrisonville, announced Wednesday that he is switching from the Republican to the Democratic Party. He is expected to run for attorney general.

From one volunteer to another

Daniel Dorsey sits beneath a painting MU art student Lizzie Siegel made for an art exhibit held last year to raise money for a genocide intervention network.


Agwaro Ommumita, left, is a 25-year-old Kenyan who volunteers at the orphanage he once attended as a student. He needs $37,000 to go to college and escape poverty. Daniel Dorsey, right, is a Christian activist and a former MU student. His trip to Kenya made him realize he can’t save the entire nation, but he can change one man’s life.

MU freshman enrollment flat

In case of emergency, go ... where?

Backing Away

Kansas City Royals manager Buddy Bell takes in batting practice Wednesday with third base coach Brian Poldberg and outfielder Mark Teahen before the Royals-Twins game in Minnesota. Bell will finish this season as manager and move to the front office in 2008 as a senior adviser to general manager Dayton Moore.

Rams’ draft pick off to strong start

St. Louis Rams fan Kyle Elmendorf, of St. Charles, wears an extravagant hat as he watches his team practice.

Rout ends Cards’ streak

Cardinals pitcher Braden Looper walks to the dugout after giving up a first inning grand slam to the Pirates’ Ronny Paulino.

Proposed budget unveiled

Columbia Public Works employees pour cement to repair a downtown street Tuesday.


City Manager Bill Watkins with the budget.

Bocce brotherhood

Harry Besleme, a Special Olympics athlete, eyes his ball as it rolls toward the pallino during bocce practice at MU’s Stankowski Field. Besleme, his partner, Bob Stephens, and their coach, Frank La Mantia, are preparing for the Special Olympics World Games in China this fall.


Bob Stephens and his partner, Harry Besleme, watch while their opponents bowl during their bocce practice on Monday.

Helicopter crashes in Columbia field, pilot suffers minor injuries

Helicopter crash Tuesday, July 31, 2007, in north Columbia.

Negativists fail to see real America

Landlords now responsible for tenant parties

Cardinals slide past Pirates after Paulino drops two balls

Pittsburgh’s Ronny Paulino, right, drops the ball as Cardinals’ Scott Rolen scores on a sixth-inning double by Ryan Ludwick.

Chiefs to pick QB: Croyle or Huard?

Damon Huard, left, and Brodie Croyle are competing for the Chiefs’ starting quarterback job vacated by Trent Green, who was traded to the Miami Dolphins during the offseason.