Injuries deplete MU secondary

David Overstreet knows what to expect.

Good to go

Mike Courneya raises deer in the wilds of Ontario and had never been to Columbia until Thursday. He is in town for the Mid America Whitetail Deer Auction and Hunting Expo and was one of 13 passengers on the US Airways Express flight from St. Louis.

Hospital at odds over BJC lease

When the vice chairman of the Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees told a roomful of medical staff Thursday night that the lease agreement withBJC HealthCare is too expensive and deprives the community of services and facility upgrades, the crowd gave him a standing ovation.

MU students find little in common with Brady

Once a week, students passing through Speaker’s Circle are likely to come across hundreds of red fliers asking the question: “Who was T.A. Brady?”

UM proposes to nip some romances in the bud

KANSAS CITY — Romantic liaisons between professors and students at the four University of Missouri System campuses would be severely curtailed under a proposal considered Thursday by university curators.

Flying high

He had played soccer forever.

For lifelong Kewpie, dream nears its end

Hickman wide receiver Byron Bundy said he doesn’t even need to look at the scouting report for an upcoming team. All he needs to do is talk to fellow wide receiver and good friend Derrick Smith.

Mo. Amish react to school shooting

Word-of-mouth let the Amish community in mid-Missouri know of the school shooting Monday in Pennsylvania.

Nonsmokers differ on city ban

In the cozy atmosphere of the Cherry Street Artisan downtown, Jonathan Moe was doing some homework on Tuesday afternoon. He was surrounded by other students sipping their coffee, doing some reading or otherwise preparing for classes.

Vertical associate pleads guilty

A Columbia businessman pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice Thursday in federal court.

Science, society fuse for dialogues

An MU senior is hoping to stimulate scientists with public opinion and public opinion with science this semester by organizing a series of discussions combining the two.

Neighbors’ tips lead to arrest

Boone County Sheriff’s detectives arrested one man and seized crack cocaine, marijuana, packaging materials, a large sum of money and a loaded semi-automatic handgun at an apartment near Prathersville.

Culture crawl offers free art fix

The picturesque scenery of Tower Rock, an “unusual little island” in the Mississippi River, proved to be remarkably inspiring material for a watercolor painting, but reaching the island was a hair-raising experience in and of itself.

Bruins rally before game

If movie stars, tricycles and burning effigies remind you of a homecoming assembly, you might have attended Rock Bridge High School.

Asking Mo. for stem cell support

For the past two weeks, signs on the MU campus have offered passers-by information on a number of diseases while posing a one-word question: “Interested?”

Actor advocates for Mo. initiative

MAPLEWOOD — Michael J. Fox’s message at a campaign fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidate Claire McCaskill on Thursday was broader than one Senate race.

Symposium to honor MU doctor

Modest to a fault, warm, brilliant and refined are just a few ways long-time friends describe James T. Cassidy.

Barbecue wins stoke up family

Although he has been smoking pork butts and ribs at home and at Mizzou tailgates for 20 years, Skip Thurman said he never really thought about competing. But after enough friends and relatives declared his sauce and ribs the best they’d ever had, Thurman wanted to see how his family recipe stacked up.

Kewps not held back by rough first inning

Hickman pitcher Taylor Cowan was nervous.

Unexpected help

Tracy Keicher stood in line with her team, gazing at the American flag with her hand over her heart as teammate Allie Smith belted out her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Keicher cheered when Smith finished the last line of the song, congratulating Smith for her performance.