Jones sixth MU signee named to state award

Shakara Jones, a forward from St. Charles who has signed to play for the Missouri women’s basketball team, was named 2007 Miss Show-Me Basketball by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. She is the sixth winner of the award to play for the Tigers.

Hood set for next step

Ziggy Hood’s importance to the Missouri football team goes beyond his large frame.

Filibustering blamed for MU funding cuts

JEFFERSON CITY — Senate Republicans removed $31 million for MU’s Ellis Fischel building project on Wednesday and admitted they were punishing Columbia’s senator.

Archivists find new insights in old records

The Missouri State Archives, in Jefferson City, are like a treasure chest. Visitors can discover family documents and photographs they don’t know exist. And although traveling back in time to meet distant family members is impossible, looking through archived records may give you that sense of connection.

Suspect was jailed before shooting

A teenager accused of killing 17-year-old Tedarrian Robinson on Wednesday was released from jail just over an hour before the fatal shooting.

State FFA convenes

Inside MU’s Hearnes Center Fieldhouse on Thursday, behind blue and yellow curtains, students competed against one another to identify defects in breaded poultry products.

Newspaper editors debated publishing Cho photos from video

Picture this: You’re the managing editor of a newspaper. Around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, you receive pictures of Cho Seung-Hui, the gunman who killed 32 people and then himself on the Virginia Tech campus Monday. Cho holds pistols in some of the pictures and points a gun to his head in another.

Court upholds partial-birth abortion ban

WASHINGTON — Legal efforts to further restrict access to abortion will depend, in the short term, on whether Justice Anthony Kennedy is willing to go along.

A cutting edge

When Morgan Peterson was in the first grade, she told her parents that she wanted to be a figure skater. A native of Bemus Point, in western New York, Peterson trained regularly for 12 years. As she got older, she began to sketch ideas for costumes — and although those outfits were never made — Peterson found she had a talent for design.

Islamic Center to hold its annual open house

For the past year, the Muslim community in mid-Missouri has been under more scrutiny than any other religious group.

Taxpayers worried about return time stamps

Greg Gibbs didn’t sleep well Tuesday night, even though he finished his tax returns in time for the midnight deadline.

Josbena a bright spot for Tigers

Playing aggressively at the net is something senior Erika Josbena has been comfortable doing since she was a freshman on the Missouri women’s tennis team.