MU gets defense funding

The Center for Geospatial Intelligence at MU will receive $1.75 million in next year’s defense appropriations bill, according to a recent announcement by Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo.

Wabash Station to add art

Jason Brock takes the bus every day from Wabash Station to Paris Road to cut his walk to work to only a mile and a half. He said the last thing he thinks about is art, but that is exactly what the 95-year-old Wabash Station is about to get.

Revving up stories

The bottom of the door to Homer’s Auto Repairs scrapes against the cold, concrete floor. In the window of the door, next to the “Open” sign, swings the declaration: “Out for Parts,” barely kept stable by aging duct tape and paper clips.

Mizzou can make declaration at Independence

The last time Missouri beat a Southeastern Conference team in football, a young coach named Gary Pinkel had just been promoted to offensive coordinator at Washington, the Cold War was reaching its climax and Brad Smith was still in diapers.

Bond leads MU to ninth-straight

The Missouri women’s basketball had three major milestones Thursday night.

Smith leads Tigers to comeback win in bowl

SHREVEPORT, La. -- One last time, Missouri was able to count on Brad Smith. And, yet another time, the greatest offensive producer the school has ever seen came through.

Independence Bowl text messages

Subscribers to the Mobile Missourian's sports results text messaging service received these dispatches throughout the game:

Missouri makes it two in a row

For the first time this season Missouri’s basketball team is two games above .500.

First Night fans can find more to do at Stephens sites

Stephens College will open its doors to New Year’s Eve revelers for the first time as it and Columbia’s downtown prepare to host the 11th Annual First Night celebration.

Here’s to the new year

Columbia will join the ranks of renowned jazz venues across the country this weekend as part of National Public Radio’s live coast-to-coast New Year’s Eve celebration, “Toast of the Nation,” which will also feature the first national music broadcast from New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

MU researcher makes science magazine list

MU professor R. Michael Roberts was named one of the top 50 researchers, business and policy leaders in the world in Scientific American magazine’s December issue.

Blunt appoints judge to Court of Appeals

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Matt Blunt on Wednesday named a Montgomery County judge to the Missouri Court of Appeals’ Eastern District in St. Louis.

Substance abuse treatment center receives funding

Seventy-eight additional men will be able to enter substance-abuse treatment through Phoenix Programs thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Suspect in stabbing released from jail

A Columbia woman arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man in the chest has been released from the Boone County Jail.

Memorializing music with wall mural

Natalie Akins sits back, looking over her work, pulls hard on her cigarette and smiles through watery eyes.

Volunteers work to help keep trees healthy

Chad Herwald has a secret to saving money on heating bills this winter. It’s not profound. It’s not magical. It’s trees.

Tigers turn attention to game

SHREVEPORT, La. — After three days of light-hearted, fun-filled activities, Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel and his team have officially set their game face.

Tigers’ victory a group effort

Usually a coach empties the bench in the waning minutes of a blowout, allowing those relegated to mop-up duty, whether in a romp of a win or defeat, playing time and experience.

Division I athletics all in the family for EIU’s Duany

Becoming a Division I athlete is quite an accomplishment for a member of anyone’s family. But in Bil Duany’s family, it’s rather ordinary.

Hickman at 1-1 in early rounds at Neosho

The Hickman boys’ basketball team lost Wednesday night in the second round of the 16-team Neosho Tournament, falling 73-56 to top seed Cypress, a top Texas team from Houston that boasts a 7-foot-2 center and a 23-2 record.