Kewps, Bruins to play at Memorial

The lights at Memorial Stadium will shine on a different football game next week.

The Missouri Tigers will be on their way to Lincoln, Neb., for a Big 12 showdown with the Cornhuskers when their home stadium will host a showdown of its own.

Hardin relishes chance on line

Something clicked in the fourth game of the season for Corey Hardin. From the first snap on offense, a new sense of comfort took over.

Up until that opening drive against Blue Springs, Hardin entered every game overly nervous about the missed blocking assignments that seemed to continually plague him.

Wal-Mart hearing delayed

Hoping to improve their chances of gaining approval for a proposed Wal-Mart at Broadway and Fairview Road, developers asked that a public hearing on the plan be tabled so they could comply with recommendations from city staff.

The Columbia Planning and Zoning Commission agreed Thursday night and postponed the hearing until its next meeting Nov. 4.

Man pleads to lesser charge

Marcus Floyd pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of third-degree assault in the death of a 22-year-old Jefferson City woman, a lesser charge after his involuntary manslaughter case ended with a hung jury in June.

The plea came after months of informal discussions about whether to retry the case, Boone County Assistant Prosecutor Richard Hicks said Thursday.

Sharp Kewps quiet Bruins

The Hickman volleyball team headed down Providence Road on Thursday to play Rock Bridge, but it was the Bruins’ night that went south.

Hickman defeated Rock Bridge 25-13, 25-22. The Kewpies improved to 20-9-2, while the Bruins fell to 10-17-1.

MU Homecoming 2004

MU has come a long way, designing events like Black Family Reunion to increase minority participation. For those minorities feeling excluded from traditonal activities such as house decorating, Homecoming parade and the blood drive, the reunion provides a place to share in the Homecoming celebration.

Maturing motivation

Kara Hickey was scared.

Alongside teammate and sister, Cheryl, the Rock Bridge doubles team needed a win to seal a state championship match against St. Joseph’s Academy. They lost 6-1, 6-1, and the match and the title 5-4.

Expectations high for District 5 meet

If history is any indicator of future performance, then Saturday’s Class 4 District 5 cross country meet will likely deliver rewards for Hickman and Rock Bridge.

Hickman seniors Tim Cornell and Brianne Gallagher and Rock Bridge’s record-breaking boys team have had standout seasons this year.

Bruins edge Kewps

Once again, Rock Bridge’s defense was just a little better than Hickman’s.

The Bruins beat the Kewpies 1-0 on Thursday night at Cosmopolitan Park. It was their second shutout of Hickman this season.

Ex-employee opens fire at belt factory

A former employee opened fire Thursday at Beltsertive Corp., St. Louis County plant where conveyor belts are made. It happened at 3 p.m. while workers were changing shifts. Although witnesses reported hearing more than a dozen shots, only one person was injured.