Stingy Panthers dump Manning, Giants

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The Carolina Panthers’ defense played like coach John Fox was in the New York huddle, spying on his former team.

Jewish community prays for Sharon

As a young man patrolling the Gaza Border, Rabbi Yossi Feintuch remembers watching then-Maj. Gen. Ariel Sharon ride by in his jeep, perhaps even waving. To Feintuch, Sharon was the last “giant” of the 1948 Generation, which won the War of Independence and secured the Israel in which Feintuch was born.

Im’s daughters speak at memorial

Publicly silent since their father, Jeong Hyok Im, was killed more than a year ago, Jean and Soo Ihm led the list of speakers during a ceremony attended by more than 60 people at MU’s Memorial Union on Saturday.

Midwife bill lacks legislative support

For some women, the safest and most comfortable place to give birth is at home.

Suq ends geography showdown

“In which country would you find the old suq, or marketplace, of Sanaa gleaming with gypsum-covered buildings?”

State weighs using chemicals to clean reservoir

ST. LOUIS — AmerenUE officials are awaiting state approval of a plan to treat murky waters with chemicals after a mountaintop dam burst last month.

Beyond stereotypes

On a rainy late-fall morning, 3-year-old Turner DeArmond toddled toward the kitchen of his Columbia home. “Daddy, can I have a piece of candy?” he asked.

Tigers corral Cowboys

On Thursday, Jimmy McKinney said his Missouri team could play with anybody.

Brown’s big dunk gets fans’ approval

Despite a rather uninspiring game for Marshall Brown, for one moment, the 6-foot-6 forward had the complete and undivided attention of fans at Mizzou Arena.

No. 15 Texas cruises to fourth straight win

AUSTIN, Texas — Two days after Texas lost a blowout at home to Tennessee, Longhorns coach Rick Barnes took his team behind closed doors and pushed them through a grueling three-hour practice to stress being tougher on defense.

Global worming institute

Peek inside the 10,000-square-foot barn of Felicity Farms near Hallsville and you’ll see several long, dark mounds of cow manure, but nothing that would indicate what kind of farming goes on.

Slaying still a mystery a year later

In the vestibule of MU’s Memorial Union between the north and south wings is a small memorial: a flickering candle, some artificial flowers and a green paperback copy of the New Testament. It serves as a reminder of Jeong Im, the semi-retired MU microbiologist whose slaying last Jan. 7 remains a mystery.

Experts assess Avian flu threat

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns said Thursday that Americans should pay heed to the threat of Avian flu, but should not fear the virus, which has infected poultry and even some humans in Asia.

Beck gets warm retirement send-off

Smiles, laughs and lots of good wishes filled the room as more than 200 people stopped by City Hall on Thursday afternoon to say farewell to Ray Beck, retiring longtime city manager.

State awards new contract for college savings program

JEFFERSON CITY — Starting in May, Missourians will have a wider array of tax-free investment choices for their college savings accounts as a result of a new state contract.

Golf course to feature natural areas

The dense, towering trees where deer graze and owls perch behind Brett Wisman’s home in northeast Columbia will soon be replaced by motorized carts and shouts of “fore.”

Law for media gains support

JEFFERSON CITY — A year in which several reporters were ordered to testify about their sources and notes has prompted bipartisan support for a reporters shield law.

Blunt asks Ford executives to spare Missouri plant

ST. LOUIS — Gov. Matt Blunt is the second governor in as many days to visit Ford Motor Co. headquarters and ask executives to spare a plant in his home state.

Tigers exceeding expectations

The Missouri women’s basketball team, picked in the preseason to finish 10th in the Big 12 Conference, is out to prove its detractors wrong.

MU 10th in baseball poll

For the first time since 1983, the Missouri Baseball team is ranked in Baseball America’s preseason Top 25.