N.Y. gets a taste of True/False fest

True or False: Mid-Missouri recently took a bite out of the Big Apple?

Women's suffrage is honored at Stephens

Sarah Kegley said she loves everything about being a woman.

Expert says rain too late to help corn, soybeans

It wasn’t a drought-breaker, but it was welcome nonetheless.

Man dies in U.S. 63 accident

A Cole County circuit judge candidate and former Jefferson City Council member was struck by two vehicles and killed early Monday in southern Boone County, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

For religious groups, giving goes on

When a group of volunteers from Columbia’s First Presbyterian Church arrived in New Orleans two months after Hurricane Katrina, the Rev. Kathie Jackson was overwhelmed by the devastation.

Premium change pinches workers

It’s back to business for Charles Hargrove and Dick Malon, a former assistant city manager and director of Water and Light, respectively.

MOHELA sale could net MU $94 million

JEFFERSON CITY — MU would receive

NCAA football installs changes

If the NCAA Football Rules Committee decided to make changes last year instead of this year, we might have a different defending national champion coming into the 2006 season.

Rams release eight players in first cuts

ST. LOUIS — When it’s time to deliver the bad news, Scott Linehan believes in a personal touch.

MU vollyball hoping for another hit

With the best season in Missouri volleyball history now behind them, coach Wayne Kreklow’s Tigers are hoping 2006 will be just as memorable.

Getting good seats requires extra effort

It’s dark. And it’s drizzling. And it’s 5:45 a.m. But as MU juniors Andy Butler and Drew Minert get in Butler’s 1997 Nissan Altima to set out on their mission, none of that matters. It’s football season.

So far, Pinkel not so serious

As it turns out, Gary Pinkel just might have something in common with former French Queen Marie Antoinette.

Coach is keeping things lighter with team, media alike.

ST. LOUIS — Usually, Albert Pujols is the St. Louis hitter opposing teams worry about most. Right now the Cardinals’ most dangerous player may be Gary Bennett, a journeyman catcher playing for his seventh team in six seasons.

Murky perceptions of Hinkson Creek

When MU graduate student Michele Baumer began receiving responses to her summer survey of those who live in the Hinkson Creek watershed, one thing stood out among the preliminary findings.

A fast start

Ashley Hamblin could only smile at her performance after the Missouri soccer team upset Illinois.

Missouri senior second at U.S. Amateur

As recently as 10 days ago, John Kelly was virtually a nobody in the world of golf. His only tournament victories were July’s Missouri State Stroke Play and a May tournament at Old Warston Country Club near St. Louis. Hardly impressive compared to his peers at the U.S. Amateur Championship. Now, Kelly, a Missouri senior, is the second-best amateur in the country and considered a force to be reckoned with during the upcoming NCAA season.

Hali part of Chiefs’ defensive rebound

KANSAS CITY — Tamba Hali, who missed the Chiefs’ first two preseason games because of sore ribs, sported a stunned smile after his first NFL game.

Bennett’s walk-off grand slam gives Cardinals breathing room

ST. LOUIS — Gary Bennett won a game for St. Louis with two outs in the ninth for the second straight day, hitting a grand slam Sunday night to give the Cardinals a 10-6 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Missourian printing would be outsourced

The Columbia Missourian will begin soliciting bids today for an outside contractor to print the newspaper, possibly paving the way for the shut-down of the paper’s decades-old press and job losses for about a dozen full- and part-time employees.

Move aims to ease caseload crisis

In an attempt to set a far-reaching legal precedent that would make it harder for private attorneys to drop potentially unprofitable clients, the state public defender’s office is appealing a Boone County judge’s controversial decision in an ongoing murder trial.