Edwards looks back on season

The fast pace of New York City impresses Carl Edwards, which might be surprising coming from a guy who drives 200 mph for a living.

Big 12 South in league of its own

The scoreboard read 70-3. But it said much, much more than that.

Rhythm and energy key MU

After Friday’s game, MU women’s basketball coach Cindy Stein made a promise.

Tigers find some solace as comeback falls short

Missouri’s basketball team returned from Fayetteville, Ark., with a worse record and many of the same concerns as when they left.

The heritage of Kwanzaa

As Nia Imani led a Kwanzaa candle-lighting ceremony Saturday afternoon, she discussed the meaning of the 39-year-old holiday.

City Housing Authority chooses its new CEO

Meeting affordable housing needs in Columbia is the top priority for Phil Steinhaus, who will be the new chief executive officer of the Columbia Housing Authority.

Defensive adjustments help Kewps claim win

The Hickman girls’ basketball team’s defensive philosophy is simple: pressure, trap, steal.

Rock Bridge’s vocal defense smothers Moberly

Along with the Rock Bridge girls’ basketball teams’ swarming, physical defense comes an onslaught of something else. Loud, emphatic chants.

Freshman guard takes lead

When Stephens College basketball coach Dane Pavlovich recruited Debbie Dooley, he thought she would lead the Stars as a sophomore in the 2006-07 season and spend her freshman year learning under the instruction of two senior point guards - Amy Burklund and Venicia Vaughn.

Opponents take stock after 1,000th execution

Last week marked a macabre milestone in the nation’s history as the 1,000th execution since 1977 took place. Kenneth Lee Boyd of North Carolina was executed Friday morning, and protesters in Missouri and across the country held vigils to mark this event in hopes of raising awareness about a practice they say is used at a staggering rate.

Run raises money for arthritis

Silver bells were ringing in downtown Columbia on Saturday as participants in the Jingle Bell Run made their way through the city streets.

Window dressing

Downtown Columbia came alive Friday for the annual Living Windows Festival. Onlookers braved the chilly evening to see a wedgied Grinch, tattooed elves and other colorfully attired people serve as decorations for the lit-up windows of businesses. Carolers singing holiday tunes and the folks roasting chestnuts on an open fire added to the joyful spirit of the festival. Students from the Visual Merchandising class at Stephens College helped develop themes and serve as models for many of the businesses. Over at Maude Vintage, Ron Ribiat painted son Kelly’s face as they prepared for their roles in “Santa Claus does Christmas with the Martians”, inspired by the 1964 movie “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.” Father and son came about their roles while shopping at the store earlier in the year. Kelly was doing the robot, Ribiat said, and a woman there thought his dancing would be a fun act for the window. Ribiat said the movie came to mind and it became the theme for the store’s holiday display.

Strings & Sweat

A guitar can be much more than a block of wood and six strings. B.B. King famously named his trademark Gibson — and all subsequent guitars — Lucille. Eric Clapton named his Fender Stratocaster Blackie, while Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Strat was known as Number One.

Portrait of history

It only takes a few steps up the stairwell of Wettershaw Manor to feel as if one is being watched. In the stairwell, the living room and the foyer, visitors are stared down by the eyes of more than 200 years of history.

Saving lives at home

As the leading cause of death in the country, sudden cardiac arrest claims 340,000 lives each year.

Calling the shots

The entrances are already decorated with white and blue NCAA tournament posters, and trash cans with fresh bags line the hallway. The advertisements that are usually on display are being covered, per NCAA tournament rules. Shouts of “Mine!” mix with the squeaking of sneakers, the thudding sound of the ball making contact with arms and hands and the soft electrical hum of the lighting.

‘Lip’ helps Missouri with team chemistry

Alyssa Hollins’ initiation to the Missouri women’s basketball team came in the form of stitches.

Eminent domain limits outlined

JEFFERSON CITY — The state no longer would be able to take private land for economic purposes, under a new proposal by the governor’s task force on eminent domain.

Report: District college enrollment rate high

The percentage of Columbia students who graduated from public high schools last year is slightly lower than the state average, according to the 2004-2005 School Accountability Report Card released Thursday.

Six fans sentenced in rushing of Faurot

Six of the 21 people charged with second-degree trespassing for illegally entering Faurot Field after the Oct. 22 MU-Nebraska football game were sentenced Thursday in municipal court to fines of $250 or 10 hours of community service plus $22.50 in court costs.