Bruins basketball coach will enter Hall of Fame

When the Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team won its first game last season, it was more than a successful beginning to their year.

For coach Jim Scanlon the victory marked his 500th career win, a key factor in earning a spot in the Missouri Basketball Hall of Fame.

Mach has lineage for baseball glory

Although he wasn’t born yet, 1967 has a special meaning for Kyle Mach.

Mach’s grandfather, Phil Gagliano, was a member of the 1967 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals. Ever since hearing his grandfather’s stories, Mach, who plays third base on the Missouri baseball team, has dreamed of winning a World Series of his own.

Kent State to rely on Carpenter in regional

Chris Carpenter returns to the mound tonight.

No, not that Chris Carpenter. He will be sidelined for another three months after bone chips were removed from his elbow in early May.

This Chris Carpenter is Kent State’s ace. He’s scheduled to start against Missouri at 6:30 p.m. on the opening day of the NCAA regional in Columbia.

Rocheport hopes to raise money to house replica of keelboat

The Missouri River town of Rocheport has been chosen as the new home for a replica keelboat used to celebrate the Lewis and Clark bicentennial, and the town is about to begin raising money to house it permanently.

Abstinence-only bill limits choices

Good health care policy is good politics.

Please urge Governor Blunt to veto HB 1055. Missouri is beginning to move backward instead of moving forward, and, at a minimum, we are barely maintaining status quo.

Hulshof not ready to lead UM System

It’s a logical statement. I write political editorials. I teach at a local college. Therefore, I am an expert on the nominations for president of the University of Missouri System. Right? Not really, though friends and colleagues do not hesitate to ask my opinion about Congressman Kenny Hulshof’s nomination. Here it is …

Honoring a Hero

Thirty-seven years after he was wounded in the Vietnam War, former Marine Corps Sgt. Dennis R. Mills was finally recognized.

Mills, clad in dress blues, stood silently amid a sea of uniformed men and 210 rippling flags in the Centralia Cemetery and accepted his Purple Heart during a Memorial Day ceremony on Wednesday night.

New garden brings sense of community to neighborhood

Eight weeks ago, an empty, barren lot occupied space on St. Joseph Street. Now hundreds of green shoots spring up from the newly tilled ground.

Turning the tassels: Hickman

On Thursday, students entered the gymnasium at Hickman High School for the Class of 2007’s last student assembly. Juniors and seniors filled the bleachers and basketball court for their annual “Memories” assembly, an event highly anticipated by Hickman students and faculty.

Turning the tassels: Rock Bridge

Eman Abdelhadi, Clay Minchew and Chowdhury were chosen by a student committee several weeks ago to speak at the graduation. The committee heard interested students read their speeches before making the final selection.

UM views plans to raise pay

It would cost the University of Missouri System $21 million over three years to bring faculty salaries in line with those at peer institutions.

McCaskill gathers VA information

Two months ago, Cpl. Stephen Webber was in Fallujah, Iraq, nearing the end of his second deployment with the Marine Reserves. He said his company sustained more casualties than he could count.

Training gives look into other cultures

It was a consciousness-raising game of free association.

The question: “What do you think when you see a Muslim?”

Connecting through caring

With a rhythmic flick of her wrist, Carrie Sanders’ hands with electric pink nails floated left to right as she enjoyed the music of Larry Sapp, a local fiddler, as he entertained Wednesday afternoon at the Adult Day Connection at MU.

Cyclist hit at intersection of Old 63 and Broadway

Two men are being sought in connection with a hit-and-run accident that Columbia police say occurred when the men’s car struck a cyclist.

Police arrest 2 in shooting incident

An incident that started with a bang ended in two arrests Wednesday night.

At about 10:30 p.m., neighbors directed Columbia police to the house at 4320 Stevendave Drive, where police arrested Joseph Gormus, 43, and Robert Berry, 22, on suspicion of discharging firearms within the city limits.

County recorders tells residents there’s no need to pay extra for copies of home deeds

Boone County Recorder Bettie Johnson has a question for homeowners: Why pay nearly $60 for a copy of your deed when you can get it for $3?

4-H’ers celebrate their annual Missouri State Congress

On opening day of the 62nd Annual Missouri State 4-H Congress, participants ages 14 to 19 from all over the state participated to expand their skills and elect next year’s executive council. Participants stayed in MU residence halls and got an introduction to college life.