Defeat magnifies Tigers’ weaknesses

After a blowout loss to Kansas on Saturday, it became apparent that making any kind of accurate predictions about the Missouri football team is nearly impossible. The only safe bet is that the Tigers won’t lose this week.

They won’t lose because they don’t play. MU (4-1) has a bye before an Oct. 11 matchup with undefeated Nebraska at Memorial Stadium. The Big 12 Conference announced Monday that the game will start at 6 p.m. and be televised on TBS. The additional week of preparation might have come at the perfect time for MU.

Kewps struggle again

Stephanie Frevert’s performance at the plate and behind it wasn’t enough to get Hickman a win.

The Kewpies lost 4-0 to Kirksville on Monday night at Cosmopolitan Park. The Tigers out hit Hickman 8-4 and the Kewpies never advanced a runner beyond second base.

Concealed arms would be banned on county property

In anticipation of Oct. 11, the date a new concealed-gun law will go into effect, county and city governments are enacting policies to ban concealed weapons.

When the Boone County Commission meets tonight, it is scheduled to vote on an order that would ban concealed weapons on county property. An existing order bans weapons on county property but does not specifically apply to concealed weapons.

Bush OKs do-not-call law amid continued debate in courts

WASHINGTON — While court fights continued, President Bush on Monday signed legislation to ratify the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to set up a national do-not-call list that could lead to fines for telemarketers.

“The public is understandably losing patience with these unwanted phone calls, unwanted intrusions,” Bush said. “Given a choice, Americans prefer not to receive random sales pitches at all hours of the day. The American people should be free to restrict these calls.”

After struggles, Rock Bridge relieved to win

Nothing has come easy this season for the Rock Bridge girls volleyball team.

That’s what made Monday night’s 25-16, 25-18 victory against Smith-Cotton special for the Bruins.

Pieces of the Past

Black smoke pours from a gristmill, grinding corn, wheat and rye that will be fed into a nearby whiskey distillery. In the distance men cut down trees that will burn and create enough steam power to run the mill. A blacksmith pounds metal into horseshoes. Hogs squeal from their pens, crying for a morning meal of leftover grain.

This scene from 1850 characterized mid-Missouri’s first industrial center that once stood on the same land as Rock Bridge Memorial State Park.

Coaches wary of disclosing injuries

College football fans seeking information about injuries might be getting frustrated.

“He has an shoulder thing,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said in August about freshman wide receiver Jason Ray when discussing whether Ray would redshirt this season.

Hickman rolls to another win

Hickman’s girls’ volleyball team continues to build confidence and continues to win.

The Kewpies stayed undefeated Monday with a 25-14, 25-11 win against Eldon at Hickman.

Reflecting on exercise

Mirror-lined walls and fitness centers go together like french fries and hamburgers. But are mirrors at the gym any healthier for women than a value meal?

Not if you believe a recent study from Canada.

From can to critic: Couple becomes coffee, tea experts

When Gary and Susan Pfau bought Coffee, Tea & Spice, they were drinking coffee from the can, but one year and a variety of flavors later, they have become coffee experts.

The Pfaus purchased the store in May 2002, when it was located at Chapel Hill Plaza, and reopened it July 22 in Parkade Plaza. When the Pfaus bought the store, there were no coffee beans and few tea bags in stock. However, they still had the coffee roaster, teapots, mugs, cookies, instant cocoa and coffee mixes to move. For the next two months, the Pfaus studied characteristics of different coffees and teas before reopening the business.

Come in, we're (still) open

One of the most trusted people in a man’s life is his barber. And trust is what keeps customers coming back to Tiger Barber Shop on Ninth Street.

At one time, there were at least six barber shops on Ninth Street. Today, Tiger Barber Shop is one of only two that remain. The shop has been open for 80 years and today serves people who began coming in the 1950s.