Cyclones befuddle Tigers

Beginning at the 10-minute mark of the second half, the aisles began to fill with fans full of frustration. They had had enough.

McKinney reaches 1,000-point milestone

The discussion of Jimmy McKinney’s career tends to be a polarizing topic for Tiger fans.

Bruins squeak by Kewpies

Neither team was at its best Wednesday night.

Truth comes out about Stars players

Before warm-ups, drills and scrimmages at a recent evening practice, the Stephens College basketball team took some time to get to know one another.

Back to the mat

Hickman will face Park Hill South on Tuesday after more than a week without competition. The dual meet is also senior night.

Blunt unveils loan sale plan at MU

On the first stop of a four-city tour through Missouri today, Gov. Matt Blunt introduced an initiative that would provide an expected $425 million for capital building improvements, student scholarships and new endowed professorships for state colleges and universities.

Fire District board president Willis Smith dies in possible suicide

Willis Smith, the president of the Board of Directors for the Boone County Fire Protection District, died in his home Wednesday evening. The Boone County Sheriff's office and the medical examiner's office were investigating Smith's death as a possible suicide.

In from the cold

What’s going on?

Proposed bills back pregnancy prevention

JEFFERSON CITY — Several Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Tuesday outlined legislation intended to prevent unwanted pregnancies by encouraging greater access to emergency contraceptives and family planning services.

Floyd praises plan to increase budget

JEFFERSON CITY — University of Missouri System President Elson Floyd lauded Gov. Matt Blunt’s proposed 2 percent increase for higher education and said the funds would go to help partially offset a tuition increase.

Future of loan group uncertain

A St. Louis legislator said she thinks the idea of selling the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority, or MOHELA as it is commonly known, will be bad news for Missouri college students.

MU institute to enhance real estate education

A gift of more than $3 million from a Columbia developer and MU alumnus is intended to help MU’s College of Business build its real estate program.


An article on Page 1A Tuesday incorrectly identified the law firm Petri, Shurtleff, Froeschner and Smith as the first all-female law firm in Missouri. Petri, Shurtleff, Froeschner and Smith was the first all-female law firm in Columbia.

Film fights for Medicaid

Chances are most Columbia residents don’t know much about how deep cuts to the state’s Medicaid program, enacted last year by the Missouri General Assembly, have affected Missouri’s poor and elderly. Two Columbia filmmakers want to change that.

Digital records could help patients

JEFFERSON CITY — A Missouri Senate committee got a firsthand demonstration Tuesday regarding the current pitfalls of the medical system.

Math, science summit to address performance

A math and science summit announced by Gov. Matt Blunt will convene to discuss ways to improve student performance.

Curators to consider raising student fees

MU would see the highest increase in student fees under a proposal to be discussed by the UM System Board of Curators this week. Under the proposal, activity, facility and health service fees would be raised between 2 percent and 6.2 percent for the four University of Missouri System campuses.

Bills would penalize sex offenders

JEFFERSON CITY — Earlier this month, the leader of the Senate kicked off this legislative session announcing that Missouri legislators are going to lock away the “vermin” that commit sexual offenses against children and throw away the key.

Bruins avenge earlier defeat

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team defeated the team that handed the Bruins their only loss of the season, downing the Kickapoo Chiefs 61-40 on Tuesday.

Battle of the baddest on the boards

Quin Snyder calls rebounding a constant for Missouri. Exactly what is constant — constant worry or struggle might apply — isn’t clear, but it’s safe to assume he doesn’t mean constant success.