Edwards’ success in Atlanta lets him dream big

He doesn’t claim to see the future, but Carl Edwards knows it’s possible.

Blitzes won’t stop Smith

A blitz can be a scary thing for a quarterback.

Tigers seek balancing act against Buffs

For about a minute, it looked like Missouri had figured

Anchoring the lines

Rock Bridge’s defensive line is like a puzzle. Individually, the players are each different pieces. Shapes and sizes that don’t function without each other.

Tigers fueled by low ranking

An 11-18 season can be quite a teaching tool. There was the 81-74 loss that the MU women’s basketball team suffered to Nebraska on Jan. 8. Not only did the Tigers blow a nine-point halftime lead, but they went scoreless in the last 9 minutes, 46 seconds of the game, missing their final 15 shots.

Wrestling match offers both good and bad

What tasted sweet for some MU wrestlers left a bitter taste in the mouths of others at the Black and Gold match at Hearnes Center on Thursday night.

Toughing it out

About 40 people, all over the age of 65, gathered at 8 a.m. on Wednesday with their yellow forms outside the Columbia/Boone County Health Department to receive flu shots.

Wal-Mart plan includes new design

The new Wal-Mart Supercenter at Broadway and Fairview Road should be open by Thanksgiving 2006 and will be unlike any other Wal-Mart in the city. Ground-breaking on the store will begin in the spring, after a five-year battle that pitted nearby residents against the developers and cast the Columbia City Council in the role of mediator. The council finally signed off on the plans Oct. 17, but its approval came with 20 conditions attached to ensure the developers follow through on their promises.

Parks taxes under debate

Mitzi Marshall has been a fan of Stephens Lake ever since it was a golf course owned by Stephens College. Now that it’s a city park, she likes to spend time there with her daughter, Kylie, and her Yorkshire terrier, Ranger.

County struggles with fairgrounds

It has been three years since Tom Atkins donated 80 acres adjacent to the Boone County Fairgrounds with hopes of developing much-needed sports fields.

Disaster response practiced

Tragic events have the sometimes-unfortunate consequence of bringing out the best in people. Those people often turn out to volunteer in staggering numbers, swamping agencies with their good intentions.

Natural gas rate rises 18 percent

JEFFERSON CITY — Central Missouri ­Ameren UE customers will pay approximately 18 percent more for their natural gas this month after the Missouri Public Service Commission signed off on the higher rate — effective Nov. 1.

Writers try for an entire novel in 30 days

Noah Medling, a 22-year-old Add Sheet employee, doesn’t care if his 50,000-word untitled fantasy novel written in November 2004 will ever be read by him or anyone else. “I don’t want to look at that thing again,” Medling said. “It’s that bad.”

Thrill ride

After sweeping over the Trowbridge parking lot and touching down in a large field bordering Old 63, the rotors of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter slowly came to a stop.

Field damage totals $5,900

Football fans caused about $5,900 in damage to Faurot Field when they stormed it after Missouri beat Nebraska last month, said Chad Moller, athletic department spokesman.

Fire caused by porch light

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a house fire at a duplex late Tuesday evening.

Gardner goes all-out

It was just one game, an exhibition one at that, but Thomas Gardner didn’t care if the win never shows up on this year’s record.

KU’s lead had Tigers panicking

It’s something Missouri coach Gary Pinkel is fond of saying: football games in the Big 12 Conference are almost always close. Both teams will have tough moments. The team that wins is usually the team that responds to them better.

Bruins hope momentum stays intact

After four straight wins, the Rock Bridge football team has all the momentum a team could want, but not the respect it feels it deserves. In the past two weeks, the Bruins have earned victories against Jefferson City and Hickman. Coach A.J. Ofodile called the victories “the first two big wins of this group’s career.” However, one final test remains. One final opportunity for all that momentum to disappear.

Tigers regain form, sweep Texas Tech

The Missouri volleyball team was determined not to beat itself twice in one week and against Texas Tech on Wednesday at Hearnes Center they returned to form, defeating the Red Raiders 30-18, 30-18, 30-19.