Underclassmen guide Kewpies

From 8 a.m. until 3 p.m,, Taylor Ford is a 9th-grader at West Junior High. She is an upperclassman, respected and admired by those younger than her, if only because she is older than most of the other students at West.

Tigers find winning form

AMES, Iowa — There had been something missing, and opinions differed on what it was.

Huggins has K-State riding wave of momentum

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Since the tongue-lashing he gave students for not showing up at games, there has hardly been an empty seat.

Lawrence debuts as starter

AMES, Iowa — Prior to tipoff Tuesday night, Keon Lawrence lived out a dream. In the second half of Missouri’s 77-55 win over Iowa State, he helped his teammates avoid a recurring nightmare.

Rock Bridge overcomes 13-point deficit

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team rallied from a 13-point deficit after three quarters to defeat Liberty 50-48.

Suspected child pornographer arrested

A tip called in to the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force has led to the arrest of a suspected child pornographer and convicted sex offender.

Know your onions

The third number in the N-P-K trilogy of essential plant nutrients printed on any bag of fertilizer you buy is the percentage, or proportion, of potassium(K) — also known as potash — in the fertilizer. A 50-pound bag of N-P-K: 10-20-5 contains 2.5 pounds of potassium (K) (0.05 x 50) along with 5 pounds of nitrogen (N) and 10 pounds of phosphorus (P).

Organizer negotiates challenge of scheduling True/False festival

Every year, Columbia’s True/False Film Festival brings in dozens of feature and short documentary films. They’re shown at multiple locations, and all are accompanied by a representative, usually a director.

MU to offer public health higher degree

This fall, MU will become the second school in the state to offer a master’s degree in public health, the standard professional degree for health officials at the state and national level.

Bill seeks licensing, regulation of investigators

JEFFERSON CITY — Private investigators could be subjected to statewide scrutiny if a bill proposed by Sen. Harry Kennedy, D-St. Louis, passes.

Discussion to focus on end-of-life issues

Jasper County resident Nancy Cruzan was involved in a nearly fatal automobile accident when her vehicle overturned in 1983, leaving her without respiratory or cardiac function for more than 12 minutes.

Mapping history

The 1895 map shows a capitol building in southwest Sedalia surrounded by unusually broad streets and neatly ordered lots — each with its own price tag.

City Council places sign plan on hold

Anyone hoping for closure on the sign ordinance proposal for downtown didn’t get it Monday night.

EEOC dismisses bias complaints

Four complaints against the Boone County Fire Protection District were dismissed last week by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Floyd’s speech touts diversity

There are more black men in prison than in college classrooms.

MU shaken, still not stirring

When Missouri sees Iowa State on the opposite end of the court tonight in Ames, Iowa, it undoubtedly will bring back unwanted memories for the Tigers men’s basketball team.

Extra points: Autopsy shows USC kicker was intoxicated

Staff and wire reports Southern California kicker Mario Danelo was drunk when he fell off a cliff to his death, but the coroner’s office Monday was unable to say why he fell.

Dungy earns just reward

MIAMI — There never should have been any doubt about Tony Dungy as a coach, even without a Super Bowl ring.

Bears’ future full of questions

MIAMI — Those large “Finish” banners hanging in their Super Bowl hotel were hard to miss. The Chicago Bears saw them OK, they just couldn’t follow the advice.

Faces: James L. Fergason

James L. Fergason, a pioneer in the development of liquid crystal display technology, has committed a portion of a prestigious national award to the MU Department of Physics and Astronomy.