Pushing the tempo

Missouri coach Mike Anderson has said his players will thank him one day for the amount of running they do in practice.

Bench key part of Tigers’ new plan

The Missouri women’s basketball team got its first taste of a challenge this season in its season opener Sunday at Southern Illinois.

Ultimate hospitality

Missouri loves company. Well, perhaps love is too strong of a word.

Grimes’ big play for MU leads to honors as MVP

KG for MVP.

You might expect to hear that in the NBA, with star Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves. But Sunday, that meant Missouri center Kalen Grimes.

The right sitter

Stuffing those neatly folded bills into your purse after a long night of baby-sitting used to accompany feelings of satisfaction and accomplishment. After all, back then you worked hard to earn that $3 an hour. Today, a baby sitter might make five times as much.

Blaze displaces Parker Street apartment complex residents

An apartment blaze that caused an estimated $750,000 in damage early Sunday afternoon has left residents at Parker Street Townhouse Apartments without a home.

Elections encourage colleges’ supporters

With Democrats poised to take control of Congress for the first time in 12 years, some experts, advocates and educators are optimistic that last week’s midterm elections bode well for higher education policy in the United States.

Neither blue nor red, Mo. is a battleground

JEFFERSON CITY — A mere two years have passed since some political pundits proclaimed Missouri a “red state.”

City Council to consider disposing of trash bag deliveries

Residents could soon see changes in the way they get their city-delivered trash bags.

Non-MU game struggles to draw fans

Mark Whitehill didn’t think he would have any problem sitting near the floor.

Hickman senior Jones state diving champion

Hickman senior Dante Jones won the 1-meter diving event at the MSHSAA Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday in St. Peter’s. Jones won with with 418.20 points after finishing second in last year’s event in February. Rock Bridge placed fifth at the championships the with 134 points. Hickman was 15th with 65.

Foreign student numbers rising

Even before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the growth of international student enrollment at MU each year was, at best, stagnant. This fall, however, even as foreign students’ interest in attending college in the U.S. appears to be declining, MU saw its first significant rise in international enrollments, from 1,373 to 1,414.

Far from home

Magda Pride is one of nine children, all of whom were schooled at home. When it came time for her to choose a college, she didn’t intend to stray far from her parents and siblings; her first two choices were schools she could commute to every day.

A new social hub

Two or three miles from Interstate 70, tucked into the woods, Central Street in Rocheport hasn’t seen a car in 15 minutes. The sound of an engine just doesn’t seem to fit here, a community with small 19th-century buildings that house equally small businesses. They’re the kinds of places where the owners sit behind the counter and appear to be more interested in small talk than salesmanship.

Future needs addressed by school report

Tonight, the Columbia School Board will get a report assessing district needs for the next five years.

School Board pursues additional financial support from state

Missouri legislators representing the Columbia area met for the fourth year in a row with city school district officials to discuss 11 of the district’s top priorities. Priority No. 1: getting more money.