A 24-hour vacation can help lift spirits

Rose M. Nolen

If you are going to maintain your sanity, you may need to take some down time. It’s vacation time, even if you spend it at home.


Hancock killed in weekend crash

Josh Hancock, a relief pitcher who helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series last season, died early Sunday when his sport utility vehicle slammed into the back of a tow truck.

Smith taken by Jaguars in 4th round of NFL draft

Even though a hip injury ended Missouri defensive end Brian Smith’s collegiate career on October 21, the former Tiger was still selected in the 2007 NFL Draft.

Confident MU rallies for win

Missouri baseball coach Tim Jamieson says one-run games mean a lot. If a team can win when games stay close, he says, then its players will build confidence that will bring more wins later.

Successes multiplying

Rock Bridge golf coach Doug Daniels often jokes about an e-mail he received from senior John Trecha last year.

Baylor ties MU for Big 12 lead

The Missouri softball team lost to Baylor 3-0 on Sunday, in Waco, Texas, leaving the teams tied for the lead in the Big 12 Conference at 12-3.

Representing survivors in a long trial

Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the rebuilding efforts by churches and disaster relief organizations continue in New Orleans.

For All We Call Mizzou calls for more small donations

MU alums and potential donors, take note: The school’s $1 billion For All We Call Mizzou campaign is trying to get in touch with you.

Students get smart about money

Recent college graduate Erica Brooks wasn’t exactly overcome with excitement when she decided to take a course in personal financial planning during her final semester at MU.

Technically teaching

Before Steve Chott’s electronics class at the Columbia Area Career Center, students sit at work stations and build circuits. After taking measurements and applying power to the circuits, Chott and his students discuss the math and physics involved. The experience is part of the career and technical approach to education.

Sex offender teaching at MSU resigns

SPRINGFIELD — A Missouri State University associate professor has resigned after weeks of controversy since he was identified as a registered sex offender for a crime he committed 25 years ago.

Public input sought on city projects

The city of Columbia is inviting input from residents on what the city’s major capital projects should be in fiscal 2008.

Coveted land for airport isn’t on the market

The city of Columbia is seeking to buy about 60 acres south of town to follow its 20-year master plan to develop Columbia Regional Airport. There’s just one hitch: The land isn’t currently on the market.

Big hopes for little town

The signs on the half-mile stretch of Highway 124 just west of Hallsville read like a road map of what the city hopes to become.

Man shot by police after killing two at Kansas City mall

A man driving a dead woman’s car shot a police officer, then opened fire in a parking lot and a mall Sunday, authorities said. By the end of the day, four people, including the gunman, were dead.

Gasoline in sewer causes blast

A flash gas explosion in the basement of the house at 204 S. Garth Ave. on Sunday evening caught the attention of several neighbors and brought five fire trucks to the scene.

E-mail: Future salary increases

Good news and bad news about UM system salaries comes from Chair of 1% Academic Planning Committee Rex Campbell.

Cardinals reliever Josh Hancock killed in car crash

ST. LOUIS — Josh Hancock, a key member of the bullpen that helped the St. Louis Cardinals win the World Series last season, was killed in a car crash early Sunday.

Real estate billionaire lectures about international economic issues to MU business students

The last time Sam Zell was in Columbia he arrived at 2 a.m. and slept on an uncompleted Interstate 70 overpass.