An unusual ploy to avoid deployment

Adam Ballard sits in the back of a tattoo shop in Columbia where one of his friends is an apprentice tattoo artist. He asks if anyone wants anything from Domino’s. It’s 11 o’clock on a Saturday night.

Four finalists chosen for bus station art

Four Missouri artists, including two from Boone County, have been chosen as finalists to create artwork for the renovated Wabash Station through the Percent for Art program.

Romantic planting

A breeze catches the edge of the blanket, making it flutter against the picnic basket. Your loved one reaches into the basket and hands you a luscious chocolate cake. You pass the fork between each bite. The evening sun peeks from behind the branches and through the leaves of your Valentine’s tree.

Mo. attorney general cites fraud in lawsuit

A Columbia company has been sued by Attorney General Jay Nixon who said its principles used investment money for personal use.

City donates surplus computers

Need a computer? Your family could qualify for one of the 35 to 40 computers that the city is donating this year.

Recycling's crushing costs

When Columbia’s curbside recycling program started 20 years ago, it was little more than an $11,000 blip on the city’s solid-waste budget. In 1986, its first full year of monthly curbside service, the collections were made by a temporary worker with a trailer pulled behind a pickup.

From fears to cheers

Despite the turmoil surrounding Quin Snyder and the men’s basketball team, the Missouri women’s team gave the 4,723 fans at Mizzou Arena something to cheer about on Saturday.

Controversy continues

Quin Snyder had a drink in his hand.

Snyder’s career at Missouri ends with disappointment

April 7, 1999 marked the beginning of the Quin Snyder era at Missouri, an era which came to a close on Friday — even though it may dribble on for a while.

Substitute coaches square off at MU

There will be a different feeling in the air at Mizzou Arena today when the Missouri men’s basketball team plays Kansas State at 12:30 p.m.

Watkins brings Big 12 experience to Missouri

Newly-appointed acting head coach of Missouri, Melvin Watkins, walked past the west entrance of Mizzou Arena on Friday night with assistant coach Lance Irvin and was asked by Missourian reporters to comment on the situation regarding the resignation of Quin Snyder.

MU drama draws national attention

Oprah had to go.

Talk of the town:

Remember the positive impact

Cougars win with two 3’s

In Columbia College’s women’s basketball game against the McKendree nearly a month ago, the Cougars were heartbroken after the Bearcats made a free throw with less than a second left to win 73-72.

Tigers’ throwers improving skills

They say that when you heave a 35-pound weight throw, if you grit your teeth, spin quickly, and release at the perfect moment, you can trick yourself into thinking it’s as light as a feather.

Falling short of state

Rock Bridge wrestler Dane Griffin just wanted to win one more for his father.

A reporter remembers Molly

A particularly courageous journalist once told me, “The stories we do change us.” This is a story that changed me.

Guilty plea entered in Olivares murder

A Columbia man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree murder in the death of a Columbia Public Works employee.

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