Blues fizzle again

ST. LOUIS — A quick goalie change helped the Nashville Predators end a four-game losing streak.

Long path yet to go for prefiled bills

State bills may originate in either the Missouri House or the Senate. Lawmakers may introduce legislation after Dec. 1 for the upcoming session of the General Assembly. These proposals are prefiled and are introduced and read automatically at the onset of the session. Bills may also be introduced during the session.

Prefiled bills for the 2006 General Assembly include:


Car chase shootout ends in crash, injury

Occupants of two vehicles exchanged gunfire in a central Columbia neighborhood late Wednesday morning.

Woman accused of knifing boyfriend

A 40-year-old Columbia woman was arrested Wednesday on charges in connection with an knife attack on her boyfriend.

Bye-bye Beck bashes today, Friday

Beginning this afternoon, Columbia residents will have two occasions to mark the retirement of longtime City Manager Ray Beck.

Life from the roadside

Spanning from Cove Fort, Utah, to a park-and-ride in Baltimore, Md., Interstate 70 bisects the country. It carves through the heart of the Green River Valley, cuts through the Rocky Mountains and forges through the Central Plains states before reaching the East Coast.

Officer’s dismissal explained

The swift dismissal of former Columbia police officer Todd Smith last week was based on evidence discovered during an internal investigation of allegations that Smith was stalking an ex-girlfriend.

Hot issues await legislators

The Missouri General Assembly opens its 93rd session today at noon, and noteworthy proposals on a wide range of issues are ready to be debated.

MU center beams into defense work

An overhead projector beamed a satellite image on the wall before a group gathered in the hallway of the Lafferre Building on the MU campus Tuesday.

’05 saw summer of weather extremes

The summer of 2005 was a weather roller coaster for the Columbia area as rainfall jumped from one extreme to the other.

Program to help landowners take care of wildlife

What does an animal need to survive? How do you manage a stream running through your property? Where does a food plot fit in to managing a white-tailed deer habitat?

Council delays rezoning, honors police officer

The Columbia City Council agreed Tuesday to delay action on a rezoning request that would have led to a new single-family residential neighborhood in south Columbia. Landowner George Wilson wants nearly 120 acres east of Howard Orchard Road rezoned from agricultural to residential.

Sluggish Kewpies edge Camdenton, 49-48

Turnovers, missed passes and baskets, and poor defense plagued the Hickman Kewpies Tuesday night at home.

It’s finally here: USC vs. Texas

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Anticipated all season, set up with matching blowouts and relentlessly hyped for the last month, the Rose Bowl everyone’s been waiting for is finally here.

Penn State wins Orange in 3 OTs

MIAMI — This really was one for the ages.

Lighting up their lives

Several years ago, Laura Christisen met Ethel, a petite woman who harbored an enormous resentment. Ethel, who was in her late 80s, hated leaving the home her husband built five decades earlier to move into a nursing home. And she let Christisen know it: Seething with anger, she proclaimed, “God is dead!”

Bill would trim some cuts to Medicaid

JEFFERSON CITY, — Some legislators denounced waste, fraud and abuse last year as they repealed a Medicaid health care program for the working disabled.

Tigers show potential

Freshman Leo Lyons came in as the blue-chip recruit who Tiger fans hoped would eventually fill the hole left by Linas Kleiza at power forward.

Friendship flourishes at MU games

The cup holders are nice. There are more bathrooms and wider aisles. And the seats are a lot more comfortable. But the company, now the company is second to none.