Rebuilding a legacy

For almost 40 years, a significant portion of downtown Columbia’s history was hidden behind the “Missouri monorail,” the concrete canopy built on Broadway in 1968. The canopy, which was erected to follow a trend, met its demise in the face of new trends last summer, when Broadway property owners pooled their money to dismantle the obtrusive structure and resurrect Columbia’s architectural legacy.

Cowboys silenced

When he isn’t shooting well, Matt Lawrence says he tries to play more of a “complete game.” That means he has to rebound, play smart defense, and try to set up his teammates for easier shots.

Phelps seeks major change

Winning six gold medals in 2004 hasn’t satisfied Michael Phelps. It doesn’t take long to figure that out. Phelps, in Columbia this weekend for the Missouri Grand Prix, follows a grander theme.

Finding their balance

A four-inch wide balance beam doesn’t leave much room for error, and the Missouri women’s gymnastics team has learned that all too well this season.

Flu continues to be trouble for Missouri wrestlers

It’s anyone’s guess who will be in the Missouri wrestling team’s lineup today for their regular-season-ending dual with Tennessee-Chattanooga. The team’s strategy may depend more on what doctors and trainers have to say than coach Brian Smith.

No joke, Pescaglia repeats

As a two-time state wrestling champion and a nationally-ranked wrestler, Hickman senior K.C. Pescaglia has competed in his fair share of high-pressure matches. Each time, he used a familiar tool to deal with the pressure: humor. Prior to his state championship match, Pescaglia was seen smiling and laughing with the Hickman coaching staff before assuming his business-like demeanor upon exiting the tunnel into the arena.

City, state debate water cleanliness

The state government could require Columbia to spend millions of dollars to disinfect its wastewater, but city officials want to prove to the state that the city’s effluent is clean enough.

All sizes and ages

Walking into Paquin Tower on Saturday was like walking into a train station — just smaller.

Mo. legislators want more inspections on large dams

JEFFERSON CITY — Fourteen months after the Taum Sauk Reservoir burst, flooding Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park with one billion gallons of water, two Missouri legislators are seeking to increase dam inspection regulations.

Phelps sets world record at Grand Prix

Eight-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps was four body lengths ahead of the second-place finisher as he kicked off the wall, catapulting into the last leg of the 200-meter butterfly. Those inside the Mizzou Aquatic Center on Saturday night at the Missouri Grand Prix rose to their feet as the announcer boomed over the loudspeaker, telling the crowd that Phelps was on a record-setting pace, causing a frenzy among the onlookers.

MU savors win against Huskers

At Cold Stone Creamery on Saturday night, Carlynn Savant ordered a Diet Coke while her teammates all ordered ice cream.

MU in prime position to take tournament

After winning its first two tournament games of the weekend, the Missouri baseball team is in position to win the Coca-Cola Classic today inSurprise, Ariz. But, before it can claim its first trophy of the season, the team will face a challenging final test: the defending national champions of Oregon State.

Woman arrested after assault

A Columbia woman was arrested Friday after she broke into a house, assaulted someone inside and damaged property, stated a release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Grass Roots Organizing helps citizens roll to voter registration

Wearing “GRO THE VOTE” buttons, warm jackets and boots while holding clipboards, volunteers boarded city buses early Friday morning. About 12 hours later, they had registered 60 Columbia residents to vote.

Starting over

Last year at this time, Carl Edwards was a media darling, gracing the cover of numerous NASCAR preview magazines, and was chosen by The Sporting News to win the 2006 Chase for the Nextel Cup.

Rock Quarry Road residents oppose development proposal

Plans to construct multi-family housing units on the west side of Rock Quarry Road has residents fighting to preserve the area’s scenic quality.

2007 Cup season kicks off with changes, including new automaker, type of car

The 2007 Nextel Cup season will introduce numerous changes to the sport, including a new type of car, new automaker and a change to the current points structure. Here’s a brief overview of what will be different in the Nextel Cup in 2007.

Scoring scholar

Her teammates knew she was approaching a milestone. Her coaches knew. Her parents were even aware of it. It seemed like everyone knew that senior Lauren Nolke was approaching 1,000 points for her high school career.

One word means plenty to Rock Bridge

For the second straight time, the Rock Bridge girls basketball team finished its regular season at 22-2. The Bruins, ranked No. 4 in the state, duplicated the mark with a 44-35 win against Helias on Thursday. However, to Bruins coach Jill Nagel, this season was much different than the previous one.

Mastering music

Spotlights beat down on the stage of the Missouri Theatre, catching the blond in Siri Geenen’s shoulder-length hair. She took a deep, steadying breath and raised the bow to her violin.