Missouri's source of intensity

The Missouri volleyball team must match Missouri State’s intensity to win tonight in the first round of the NCAA Tournament according to Tigers senior Lindsey Hunter.

Parallels in coaches’ careers leave both at a crossroads

At Arkansas and Missouri, the basketball resumés look awfully similar these days: NCAA tournament absence and middle-of-the-pack conference finishes.

MU group pays homage to Parks

A crowd of roughly 30 students gathered at MU’s Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center on Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott, to say thank you to Rosa Parks and other civil rights leaders who took up the struggle for equality.

Curators tackle enrollment, tuition issues

KANSAS CITY — The top 10 percent of Missouri high school graduates will automatically be eligible to enroll at any of the four UM campuses after a vote by the University of Missouri System’s Board of Curators on Thursday.

Cox races to big victory

Just call Drae Cox, “Corvette.”

Judge denies motion from Tribune writer

A motion by Columbia Daily Tribune columnist Tony Messenger was overruled Wednesday, indicating he might have to answer a defense attorney’s questions about an interview he conducted with an accused killer.

Painting a colorful world

For African painter Ibiyinka Olufemi Alao, art and diplomacy go together as well as the steamed rice and spicy tomato stew of his native Nigeria.

State’s first female circuit judge to retire

The first woman to serve as a circuit judge in Missouri and the only woman to serve as a circuit judge in Missouri’s 13th Judicial Circuit announced Thursday that she will retire after her term expires Dec. 31.

Charges against KU fan dropped

City Prosecutor Rose Wibbenmeyer deferred prosecution against one of the University of Kansas students involved in an altercation last spring at an MU men’s basketball game, effectively dismissing the case.

Energy prices threaten business profits

John Schopflin, the owner of U.S. Cleaners, says his gas bills have increased by hundreds of dollars during the last four months. His year-round Columbia dry cleaning business relies on a water boiler that runs on natural gas.

Leaves cited as cause of fire

An early morning fire caused $600,000 in damage to a house in southern Boone County on Thursday, according to Boone County Fire Protection District Capt. Gale Blomenkamp. The fire appeared to have been caused by leaf embers blown against the garage after a shift in wind direction.

Steinhaus to lead housing authority

Phil Steinhaus will be the new chief executive officer of the Columbia Housing Authority.

Frat members admit to stealing Maneaters

Seven members of an MU fraternity turned themselves into campus police Thursday for stealing more than 1,500 copies of a student newspaper earlier this week.

Burghard seeks Ninth District seat

Local businessman and Democrat Duane Burghard on Friday morning formally announced his candidacy for the Ninth Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Vigil marks 1000th execution

Flanked by a quilt with the head shots of Missourians executed on death row, Jeff Stack led members of the Mid-Missouri Fellowship for Reconciliation in an effort to raise awareness of the frequent use of the death penalty in the United States.

Stabbing suspects indicted

A Boone County grand jury on Friday indicted two Columbia men charged with stabbing a 19-year-old man last August.

Floyd proposes 10-percent cut in UM administrative costs

KANSAS CITY — Elson Floyd, president of the University of Missouri System, proposed on Friday reducing administrative costs by 10 percent in the system and on each of the four campuses.

MU volleyball defeats Missouri State

The Missouri volleyball team defeated Missouri State 30-27, 30-18, 30-26 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at Hearnes Center in front of 6,294 people, the second largest crowd in MU volleyball history.

Arkansas 66-MU 63

Missouri erased a double digit deficit in the second half of Friday night’s game in Fayetteville, but Arkansas ultimately held on for a 66-63 victory.

Abortion wait law takes effect

JEFFERSON CITY — A federal judge allowed Missouri’s 24-hour abortion waiting period to take effect Wednesday but continued to bar a part of the 2003 law that mandated what abortion physicians must discuss with their patients.