Staging a recovery

Leon Stevenson III and Bianca Townsend sat onstage in Atkins-Holman Student Commons at Columbia College, singing their hearts out to Alicia Keys’ “Diary.”

Hello again, Hickman

Portraits of youth unfolded like butterflies on Friday night. It started with about 90 polite, well-mannered 60-somethings gathering in Hickman High School’s commons, and it ended on the dance floor of the Columbia Country Club, where their wings, full of life and color, spread for anyone who cared to see.

Child deaths at hands of guardians examined

Children living with adults unrelated to them are 50 times more likely to die of inflicted injuries than children living with their two biological parents, an MU study has found.

Red Cross thanks Katrina volunteers

As a storm raged outside the Columbia Expo Center and the lights flickered inside, Red Cross volunteers had to laugh at the familiar situation.

Grammy winner brings music to MU

Growing up, Bill Miller didn’t dream about becoming a Grammy Award-winning musician. He didn’t have a slew of music lessons. And he didn’t choose to make music professionally until he was in his early 20s.

Texas-sized victory

FORT WORTH, Texas — Carl Edwards gambled on a late pit stop for tires, charged from sixth to first in 11 laps and won for the second straight week.

Tigers’ bowl hopes slipping away after two straight losses

Three weeks ago, the talk surrounding the Missouri football team centered on which bowl the streaking Tigers would be attending at the conclusion of the season.

Vermeil’s gamble pays off for Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — Dick Vermeil was going to be the biggest fool or the shrewdest gambler in the NFL.