Alumni gather for 32nd anniversary

Hearnes Center’s scoreboard told the entire story, and it had nothing to do with the score.

Marching away

When Missouri scores, the fans cheer and the fight song plays. Usually.


LINCOLN, Neb. — Xzavie Jackson slowly jogged off the field at Memorial Stadium, tears welling up in his eyes.

King Holds Court in Columbia

B.B. King once said, “I think there’s a place for playing the guitar. There’s a place for singing the blues.” On Wednesday evening, that place was Columbia’s Jesse Auditorium.

Stem cell misconceptions put to test by MU science students

Chia-Yu Wang thinks talking about stem cell research provides another great opportunity for people to recognize how deeply science relates to their everyday lives.

Groups push for students to vote

Historically, turnout rates among student voters have been too low to have much impact on national elections. However, student groups at MU have made an effort in the past few weeks to encourage students to make their voices heard at the polls Nov. 7.

Hallsville student killed in accident on U.S. 63

An 18-year-old Columbia man died on U.S. 63 near the Oakland Gravel exit when his truck left the roadway and struck a concrete culvert at 3:45 a.m. Thursday.

City Council to vote on buying wind power

Columbia might soon be the recipient of wind energy from Missouri’s first, yet to be fully constructed, “wind farm” in Gentry County in northwest Missouri.

Cash woes tempt library merger

A conversation between two local library districts about sharing tax revenues has led to a suggestion about merging the Centralia Public Library with the Daniel Boone Regional Library system.

Study by MU researcher investigated

MU is investigating allegations that images accompanying research published by MU professor of reproductive biology R. Michael Roberts in a prominent academic journal were digitally altered.

Hospitals abroad attract Americans

NEW DELHI, India — She’s a rodeo barrel-racing champion who runs a 180-acre ranch in Oklahoma when she’s not bouncing across back roads selling farms. Dodie Gilmore is a 60-year-old who loves the outdoors, but when she could no longer straddle her faithful horse, River, she knew it was time for a new hip.

At a minimum, having faith

Every week, as she watches people trickle into the Shepherd’s Basket Food Pantry on Ridgeway Avenue, Sharron Eichler wonders how they are able to make ends meet.

Public addresses BJC lease

The discussion of Boone Hospital Center’s lease with BJC HealthCare is heating up. Boone County leaders, professionals and business owners voiced their concerns with the lease at multiple meetings this week. The majority publicly spoke out against the lease.

Yearly banquet honors service

Parks and Recreation, Railroad Advisory, Bicycle/Pedestrian, Historic Preservation and Cultural Affairs are just a few of the 33 boards and commissions composed of volunteers who dedicate their time to improving Columbia.

MU holds forum on free condoms

MU students filled the courtroom at the School of Law on Thursday to listen to MU student representatives’ reasons for supporting distribution of free condoms in MU’s residence halls. Attendees voiced their take on the issue.

Diplomat recounts failures in Rwanda

Diplomats don’t like to fail. They like to concentrate on the good news, sometimes to a fault, said Joyce Leader, the former deputy chief of mission in Rwanda.

Last first game

The year is going by a little too fast for Carlynn Savant. She’s nine hours into her master’s program in sport and exercise psychology.

Big crowds invigorate volleyball at Missouri

Throughout the 2006 season, fans of the Missouri volleyball team have energized the Tigers and rattled opponents, turning Hearnes Center into one of the most intimidating places in the country to play.

Noisy Nebraska crowd awaits Tigers in battle for first in Big 12 North

Missouri and Nebraska are heading in to Saturday’s 11 a.m. game with the same thing at stake: the Big 12 Conference North division title and all that comes with it.

Hickman savoring opportunity to advance

You can call it a flawed system. You can call it a loophole. The Hickman football team does not care.