Frey saves Tigers with late heroics

Evan Frey wasn’t even supposed to need to bat in the ninth inning Sunday afternoon.

MU’s Stewart selected for Hall of Fame

Former Missouri coach Norm Stewart was elected Sunday to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

Injury clouds Riddle’s pro future

Getting chosen for the random extra security check before boarding the plane at the Cleveland airport was the finishing touch to one of the worst weekends EeTisha Riddle has ever had to experience.

Liu, Pruitt acing time management

Hickman tennis players Ben Liu and Cole Pruitt have grown accustomed to balancing academics and athletics.

Council candidates weigh in on TDDs

The candidates for three seats on the Columbia City Council are split on whether the proliferation of transportation development districts is a healthy means of financing street improvements in the city.

A new flight pattern

Mesa Air Group wants to eliminate all flights from Columbia Regional Airport to Lambert-St.Louis International Airport and instead provide four daily flights to Kansas City International Airport.

Before you vote, think about growth — all of it

As I write, the botanist and I are winding up an extended spring break in southeastern Arizona. We’ve had a chance to see, along with the birds and the cacti, the impact of poorly planned population growth on an environment even more fragile than ours in central Missouri.

Five ideas

How can the city handle growth? How should the government deal with Iran? How do politicians deal with health problems? Is the library property tax justified?

Holden favors planned growth

A March 29 Missourian article stated that Mike Holden, candidate for Fourth Ward City Council, favored a proposal for a Wal-Mart store on West Broadway that would include a standard red, blue-and-gray Wal-Mart store. The story does not fully explain the complexities of the proposal that came before the Planning and Zoning Commission, and inadequately explained Mr. Holden’s view of this Wal-Mart proposal.

Competitive at heart

Since ancient times, people have been drawn to competition. In the first century A.D., thousands flocked to Rome to witness gladiators fighting to the death in the Colosseum. In modern times, the violence has dwindled, but the impact competition has on society is still present. This past February, it was reported that 800 million people around the world watched the Super Bowl on TV. Professional athletes dedicate their whole lives to achieve success in their sport.

Renew Missouri asks for energy incentives

J. Wilson wants to create incentives for Missourians who use and benefit from renewable energy, and he hopes the General Assembly will pass a bill that, he says, would do just that.

Misdemeanors decrease with weekend curfew

Misdemeanor crimes and other incidents at Columbia Mall on Fridays and Saturdays have fallen by 50 percent since a parental guidance requirement took effect Feb. 2, mall representatives say.

Blues fall in home finale

Andy McDonald swatted in a backhander 25 seconds into overtime for his second goal of the game, helping the Anaheim Ducks spoil the St. Louis Blues’ home finale with a 3-2 victory Saturday night.

MU cracks Texas’ ace

On Saturday night, the biggest hits for the MU softball team were supplied by two of its shortest players.

Hicks’ first save ends MU’s brief skid

Scooter Hicks is used to pitching in small doses. He’s appeared in six games this season, but has only pitched 7 2/3 total innings.

Rock Bridge’s King excels at state relay

Phillip King didn’t even want to run track. But now he’s one of the best distance runners in the state.

Tigers stall on last event

With the Sooners heading to the balance beam and the Tigers going to floor, there was a clear possibility of the Tigers beating a top 10 team with the Sooners heading to the balance beam and the Tigers going to floor.