Counter late frost with rainbow of flowers

My gorgeous spring ladies, the bleeding hearts are a sad sight right now.

In their frozen and wilted state, they are not the usual harbingers of spring in my backyard. My largest plant is a large mass of rotten vegetation.

Senators reject amendment to refund taxpayers

JEFFERSON CITY — Senators overwhelmingly rejected a bill amendment Tuesday that would have refunded $100 million to Missouri income taxpayers.

Court hears testimony in Nicole West trial

A young Columbia woman cried in court on Tuesday while listening to a recording of the 911 call she made after discovering her 6-month-old daughter lying motionless in December 2005.

Kewpies’ win streak ends on road


Some can deal with it. Others fear it. Few embrace it.

For Hickman left-fielder Taylor Steuber, it’s what he likes most about the game he loves.

Bruins, Kewpies have new incentive

Joe Neal and Chris Johnson walked into the clubhouse at about the same time on Monday after the Capital City Tournament in Jefferson City.

Poor record doesn't tell Stephen's story

In the bottom of the first inning of the second game of a doubleheader against Benedictine College on Tuesday, Stephens College’s Joni Ahern lined an RBI double into the right centerfield gap.

For Mizzou, a change of course

When golfers reach the top of the hill to hit their final tee shots on the 18th hole at the Club at Old Hawthorne, they’ll see a view that captures the spirit of Columbia’s newest golf course.

MU tennis honored in academics

Four of Missouri women’s tennis players made the 2007 Academic All-Big 12 First Team revealed Tuesday: seniors Amanda Pratzel, Erika Josbena and Yelena Olshanskaya and junior Charlotte Bellis. MU ranked third behind Iowa State and Oklahoma, both with five members on the team.

After fire, residents give their account

While three men were cooking, oil in a pan caught fire. In the shock of seeing the fire, they did not run for their phones; they ran for their lives.

Here comes the neighborhood

It was a perfect fit. One wanted an elite golf course. The other wanted an exclusive residential community.

Affirmative action foes propose ban

Missouri opponents of affirmative action announced Tuesday they will launch plans for a November 2008 ballot measure that would ban government-sponsored race and gender preferences in the state.

Winemakers allowed to import grapes after crippling weather

Keep an eye on the labels on wine made in Missouri over the next couple of years. More and more of those labels might read “American” rather than “Missouri.”

Protesting genocide

Students are asking MU to stop investing money in companies operating in a country that they say supports genocide.

STAND Mizzou: A Student Anti-Genocide Coalition recently passed a resolution encouraging MU to withdraw funds from foreign companies operating in Sudan.

Nine apply for one open seat

United by the similar goal of improving Columbia Public Schools, a varied group of local professionals has applied for one open seat on the Columbia School Board.

Blue Fugue singer/songwriting winners

Violet Vonder Haar, who was profiled in the Missourian’s Muse section on Saturday, won first prize in the Blue Fugue’s third singer/songwriter competition Monday.