Five Big 12 teams will have new quarterbacks

Redshirt freshman Cody Hawkins beat out junior Nick Nelson for Colorado’s starting quarterback job.

Redshirt freshman Cody Hawkins, the son of Colorado head coach Dan Hawkins, will start at quarterback in the Buffaloes' season opener. But he won't be the only new signal-caller in the Big 12.

Senate to discuss economic development bill

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate will convene Wednesday to discuss a statewide economic development bill. The bill includes a variety of provisions that primarily involve tax credits for businesses and developers.

State bridge plan wins approval

A single consortium of contracts would get responsibility for maintaining more than 800 bridges in Missouri under a plan approved by the Senate Transportation Committee on Monday.

Freshman starts, finishes softball game for Bruins

Danielle Linneman pitched and recorded the final hit in the Bruins’ 10-run-rule victory over Smith-Cotton.

Juniors lead on MU soccer team

With no seniors on the roster, the MU women’s soccer team looks to its juniors for guidance.

Senate committee approves economic development bill

The Senate Economic Development, Tourism and Local Government committee Monday asked legislators to approve a statewide tax break bill during the special session. The economic proposal, a down-sized remnant of a bill Gov. Matt Blunt declined to sign into law, that has four key parts including a repeal of the ban on ticket scalping.

University Hospital opens new burn unit

The George David Peak Memorial Burn and Wound Center recently received a $4 million face-lift, and according to James Kraatz, it is now one of the finest facilities of its type in the country.

Cards rest before marathon stretch run

Now in contention for the NL Central crown, St. Louis spends its last day off preparing for a 35-game stretch in 34 days.

Rams name starting center

Brett Romberg beat out veteran lineman Andy McCollum in a battle for the only starting position up for grabs in the preseason.

Sen. Bond comes to MU in honor of Korea Week

At MU, Bond emphasizes the U.S. and MU’s economic, military and educational ties to Korea.

Church, city at odds over expansion

Korean Baptist lacks adequate fire protection to follow through with plans for larger building.

Staying in tune with practice

MU law professor says he hopes next attorney general is more candid

In May, MU law professor Frank Bowman wrote opinion pieces that appeared in the New York Times and Slate, an online magazine, arguing that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should be impeached for “lying to Congress” about the firings of eight U.S. attorneys. Today, he responds to news of Gonzales' resignation.

Elton John tickets going fast

As of 8 p.m. Monday there were still tickets left for Elton John’s Oct. 5 concert at Mizzou Arena. Amy Carroll, director of marketing and booking at the arena, said the available seats were behind the stage.

Stem cell supporters say ballot language ‘shocking’

A proposed state ballot measure to restrict embryonic stem cell research is flawed because its definition of “human” would exclude people with common genetic abnormalities like Down syndrome, critics said Monday.

Politics and religion film series to begin

The MU Center on Religion and the Professions is hosting a film series titled "Religion and Politics," motivated by people who believe the public’s understanding of religion and politics was lacking during the 2000 and 2004 elections.

Law ending local background checks for gun buyers goes into effect Tuesday

The Castle Doctrine Law, which was signed by Gov. Matt Blunt in July, eliminates the requirement that anyone purchasing a handgun undergo a background check by law enforcement in the county where he or she resides.

Police search for man in taxi robbery

Columbia police are looking for a man they said robbed a Columbia taxi driver Monday morning in central Columbia.

Columbia’s Planned Parenthood elated by temporary block on abortion regulation law

KANSAS CITY — A federal judge Monday agreed to temporarily block enforcement of a new Missouri law aimed at increasing regulation of abortion clinics.

Sobriety checkpoint planned for holiday weekend

Columbia police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint within the next seven days, targeting impaired drivers over the Labor Day weekend and as part of the statewide campaign: “You Drink, You Drive, You Lose,” according to a news release.